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J. C. IRELAND Eflif or.
THURSDAY Nov. 13, 1873
Prom Rotert'Toombs comes the dole
ful sound that the building of the ox-cart
is among the lost arts of Georgia, and that
the people of that State might raise their
own ha- if they would, instead of sending
North for it. He tells the planters to hold
on to their cotton until easier times, except
as much of it as is required to pay their
It is not every great man who-is gifted
with fluency of speech. Franklin, Jef
ferson and other of our most illustrious
statesman and -writer-, were men of few
words when adressing legislative bodies
or public audiences, and Prevdont Grant
takes these for his models. On the occa
sion of receiving the members of the
Evangelical Alliance at the "White House,
he made a speech which occupies ju&t five
lines in one of the Eastern papers; but he
gave the gentlemen a warm welcome, and
that was enough.
The stir created by some of his minis
terial associates because the Dean of Can
terbury paitook of the communion -which
symbolizes the Lord's Supper, with min
isters of a different denomination, is a cu
rious commentary on the proceedings of
the Evangelical Alliance, which this same
Dean of Canterbury had come three thou
sand miles to attend. To a secular jour
nal, the affair looks very much as though
the efforts of the " Evangelical Alliance"
would come to naught. In the eyes of the
Rev. "William George Tozer, late Mission
ary Bishop at Zanzibar, whoo protest
against this action of the Dean of Canter
bury has been pulished in the East the
cause of Christianity has suffered a blow
from which it can scarcely be expected to
recover. This ex-prelate does not suggest
any punishment for the English clergy
man's unprecedented action, but, judging
from the intensity of his feelings, as ex
pressed in his letter to Bishop Potter, it
should be something serious.
The coolie laborers of Peru arc be
coming a very dangerous class to their
masters. Negro slavery, as it existed in
the Southern States of America, was a
mild institution compared with the Peru
vian system. A recent letter gives the
following terrible picture of plantation life
in Peru: "A Chinaman on a plantation
near Callao accidentally committed a
blunder while waiting at table, and hU
master struck him across the mouth so
severely as to bring blood. Choking
down his rage, the coolie waited till night,
when, armed with a common bread knife,
he perpetrated a terrible revenge, mm tier
ing his master andthe family, seven in all,
as they slept. But his punishment was
as speedy as it was cruel. The infuriated
populace, taking the poor wretch to the
public plaza, chained him to an iron post,
and, after pouring oil over his entire body,
the torch was applied and he was burned
to a cinder, his coolie brethcrn being driv
en in from the neighboring estates to wit
ness the edifying spectacle. So exaspera
ted, however are the down-trodden China
men becoming-at the manifold injustice
practiced upon them, that an open revolt
is anticipated, and some of the plantations
are guarded by government troops to pre
vent, if may be, such an uprising. If they
.should rise, their overwhelming numbers
would enable them to carry everything
before them in the country districts, and
a reign of bloodshed and terror would be
inauguiated such as marked the war of
races iu Hayti in the days of Toussaint
Capt. McDonald, of the British ship
City of Paris, which sailed from this port
for'Liverpool, Tuesday, in company with
the British ship Lord of the Isles, Capt.
CJxagie informs us that the company own
ing his vessul have thirty-nine others.
The duty of the master of each one of
these vessels is to report to the home office
weiy detail of their voyage minutely.
Hi report to his owners nf tlm trin t
ions), ascended the Columbia r?vir in lnl-
ast grounding at several places, drawing
13 feet S inches. On the downward pas
sage, coming out of the Wallamet drawing
15 feet had no water to spare. Dropped
anchor at Columbia cit-, and took on '200
tons which brought the vessel down to 1G
feet. Two miles above the hog'a-back
grounded in the channel. Came over the
ijoga-back at high tide. Took on 500
ton-more at Astoria, loaded to 19 feet,
and would be glad to take another 100
tons, but a& the veel has been detained,
consuming nearly thirty days to get that
amount of cargo, conclude not wait for the
balance complete but put to sea with what
I have on boaid." Dee anybody sup
ple that Capt. McDonald would have
o iiiaumed nearly thirty days and put to
a with 100 ton les than his full cargo,
if the wluat had been here in the first
.roruanu lor tlie present cargo will be
substantially as follews: "Ship City
HOME IA1E STARCH.
Mr. G. "VY". Raymond of this city, in
response to a call for information
concerning the production of starch
in Clatsop county, has laid- upon
our table samples of an article pro
duced by him from the common po
tatoe which excells any similar arti
cle imported from abroad, and proves
to us that right here is a field for a
domestic industry that will pay
handsome returns for labor and cap
ital invested in its development.
The wealth of a country is not truly
stated in its export of raw material
but consists in the manufactures it
can sustain. But a few years ago
Oregon sent thousands of dollars
abroad for matches; thousands for
harness, leather, boots and shoes,
etc., etc., hut gradually the break is
being filled by the production of
such articles, and retaining the
money at home. We remember
when Oregon sustained large dairy
establishments outside of the State
by her consumption of cheese and
butter, but now dairies of this State,
make enough for our home uses, and
have a surplus to export. So it might
be with the article of starch. As no
large amount of capital is required
to manufacture starch, almost any
person may enter upon its produc
tion, and in a short time not only
stop the importations, by supplying
home demands, hut actually have a
surplus for export which would com
mand cash in almost any market.
The process by which this sample of
starch was produced is so simple
that we give Mr. Raymond's direc
tions as follews: It was made of com
mon potatoes, grated raw and strained
into a vessel. Cover the strained
part with water, let it stand a few
hours, pour the water off and boil
slightly just enough to cook it
when you have a good article.
A correspondent at Knappton, who
has worked in a starch mill in the
Atlantic States, informes us that from
ten to twelve pounds of starch may
be produced from a bushel of potatoes.
He prefers the Apple and Peach-blow
varieties. The cost of manufacturing
altogether depends upon the charac
ter of the works. Three men could
do all the work about an establish
ment with a capacity to consume from
one hundred and fifty to one hundred
and seven ty-five bushels of potatoes
a day, producing from sixteen hun
dred to two thousand pounds of
starch. The mills in which he was
employed were run by water, and
cost from $5,000 to $S,000, and the
proprietors clear annually from 5,
000to?G,000. This shows that it is
a money making business, and that
the profits of a small beginning here
now would soon provide a handsome
business to the projector.
The starch made by the process
described by Mr. Raymond, is also
a good article for food.
It seems that Col. "W. AY. Chap
man surprised some of the Portland
ers a few days ago by returning from
Wasco county with a franchise for
right of way for the Portland, Dalles
and Salt Lake Railroad in his pocket,
from the authorities there, who say
he can go over the Cascade portage
by way of the Sandy wagon road.
It is said this will obviate the neces
sary suit between the railroad com
pany and the Oregon Steam Naviga
tion Company for the right of way
at that difficult place, and work may
progress at an early day for the Port
Govenor Grover and President
Grant have fixed Thursday, the 27th
day of November, a day to be observ
ed as a day of thanksgiving to Al
mighty God, the great giver of all
good and perfect gifts, for the mer
cies and blessing of the vear now
drawing to a close.
There was a slight variation in
the price of Greenbacks last Monday.
Gold is now quoted at 10GJ and legal
tenders at 92 and 93 cents on the
No more dead heads will be
carted about the country by the Ore
gon Steamship Company, the Ore
gon and California Railroad, or the
Oregon Central Railroad.
The Benton Democrat uses the
arguments of the Astoria Chamber
of Commerce to prove the construc
tion of the Yaquina bay Railroad.
We quite agree with the Democrat
that the cheapest, shortest and best
routes of transit will always claim
and reeeive the attention and adop
tion of the producing classes and to
get their wheat to tide water, at the
least expense, is the grand object of
farmers, but that paper is very much
mistaken in its suposition "that a
boat built to run on the upper river
cannot go to Astoria with any degree
of safety, as it is liable to encounter,
in the Lower Columbia, a sea in
which it would not live an hour."
We assert that when the National
Congress appropriates money for the
improvement of your upper rivers,
Brother Head, and that appropria
tion is rightly expended, so that a
few inches of water can be relied up
on to Corvalis, our Astoria steamboat
men will be found constructing boats
that will take the wheat from your
city wharves and land it here for
direct shipment almost any day in
the year. You may with as much
propriety say that a ship could not
with any degree of safety leave the
Columbia river for the United King
dom, as it is liable to encounter
gales off Cape Horn in which it would
not live an hour. We are in for
your Yaquina bay Railroad for the
improvement of the upper Wallamet,
the Cascades, the Dalles, etc., but
let us have no nonsense such as that.
A handsomely-bound book, with
out a single idea, iias been exhibited
in London. Its contents are: "Thirty-three
thousand live hundred and
thirty-live ways of spelling "scissors."
The Domestic Sewing Machine took
the first premium at the State Pair also,
four blue ribbons for work. It alto took
the blue ribbon at two of the county fairs,
I. W. Case is agent for Clatsop county.
Call and see it for yourselves. 15t
New School Books. I have just re
ceived all the different kindb of New School
Book': required to be used in this State, that
can now be found in San Francisco. Also,
Slate pencils, Blotting pads, a good as
sortment of Stationery, Drawing paper,
CARD BOARD, Perforated board, Ink,
(Carmine, Purple and Black). Likewise a
new stock of Crockery, Clocks and a large
assortment of Lamp Chimneys, all of
which will be sold cheap for cash.
I. W. CASE.
miTE TNDEESIGNED, HAYING
JL Secured the services of a
French Qlove Rflaker,
Is now prepared to manufacture all styles of
Ladies' and Gentlemen's KID, 1'Ult, BUCK
and DOGSKIN GLOVES.
PERFECT FiTTlHG AND LATEST FASHIONS
Guaranteed. Also, Gloves cleaned, Dyed and
Kcoaired, on short notice. C E. DuBOlri,
niutf J Portland, Oregon.
LAIB KITTIE IACHIM
A PATH OE SOCKS IN THIRTY MINUTS
TA- Knits Hosiery. Mittens, and Cloves of all
sLes, complete, without a soam.
iY& Send for Circular. Agents "Wanted.
A. VAIL, General Agent,
CST'Tf you have city property to sell say so
by advertising in the Astoria.
Rock River Paper Gomp'ys
PUT ON FOR EIGHT DOLLARS
Prepared Plastering Board,
Sheathing, and Carpet Paper.
Tor sale by H. C. MO RRICE,
Masonic Temple, Portland.
Regalias and Trimmings!
Only Regalia House in tho State.
TVTASONTC ROOKS AND BLANKS, GOLD
JLtx and Silver Loces, Fringes. Spangles, Stars
.bullion, etc. H. C. MORUIOE,
ntf Masonic Temple, Portland.
G-LOYES 5 wss :j
ERANIC FABRE, at the Centos! Market,
Portland, lias enlarged his COFFEE stall,
and added such improvements as will enable
him to provide Epicures with the best in the
Market. Parties furnishel with Hot Coffee on
short notice. Give the Central Market Coffee
Stand a trial ocltf
JAMES IF. WEjLCII,
Office at J. TT- GearLiu-t's Store, xibtoria.
ORDERS LEFT VIT1I MR. GEARIIART
for any kinA of Teaming, will be promptly
attended to. ood of all kinds constantly on
hand. Orders solicited. oe4tf
43 Front si., Portland, Oregon.
AGENT OF Till:
tin n Ann nil RH-rr h
NUU1011 1U1U. mm,
Is now Prepared to Sell
ALL KINDS OF WOOLEN GOODS 10 THE TRADE,
FANCY CASSIMEHES, New Style; '
DOESKINS, Various Shades;
BEAVEKS, " "
IIAKD TIMES, and TWEEDS;
BLANKETS, Eed, "White, Blue, Grey;
FLANNELS, Twilled, White, Blue, Eed;
' Twilled Flannels;
Knitting Yarns, all Colors.
rTho above Goods are-equal in Quality,
Patterns, and Shades, to any Goods manufac
tured on tho Pacific Coast. niJtf
fiarlf you want to make a fortune advertise
whatyou have to sell in tho Astokiax.
S. G-. Skiclmore,
Eraggist and Apothecary,
Has Removed to his
NEW AND ELEGANT STOPE,
111 First St., next to L. C. Henrichsen's,
Poitland, Oregon. au7
OREGON BOOT AND SHOE STOKE!
S. M. RAHR, J. C. KINGSLKY.
JBAMR 0 KINGSLEY,
PRINCIPAL 11ETAILERS OE THE STA
plo brands of Eastern, California and Ore
gon Hoots and Shoes, No. lH-i Eirst street cor
ner Yamhill, Portland Oyeon.
R3T W ith our long cxpei ienco and small ex
pense wo are enabled to sell cheaper than any
other house in the city of Portland. As tho
proverb goes 1 00 saved is 2 00 made: Call
and see and give us your trade.
BARK A; KINGSLEY.
Sam. M. Smith,
Cor. First and Ash sts., Portland.
IjTAS JUST RECEIVED A EULL STOCK
PAINTS AND OILS,
Paint and Whitewash BRUSHES,
LARD, OIL, ALCOHOL,
Kerosene, Turpentine, Etc.
SF"Gonuino Cay Ruin.?-
Patronize Home Manufactures.
AINSLEY & DAVIDSON,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Frames, Shutters, Brackets,
And all kinds of Scroll Sawing.
Having the best facilities and tho latest im
proved wood working machinery for the manu
facture of tho above ai tides, can offer superior
inducements to customers, and at San Eian
cisco pikes, at Nicolai Bros' Mill.
Also, bost quality of Seasoned Cedar Lum
per, Ceiling, Rustic and Mouldings. Wood
Turning in all its branchos, Ballustors, Newell
Posts, billiard Balls, Croquet Sets, etc., at
NICOLAI BROS.' MILL AND FACTORY.
Cor Second and E Streets, Portland.
flGTIfyou want to save- a fortune buy and
sell with men who advortiso it the Astokiax.
Bramel's Coffee Stand
Chenamus Street, Astoria, Oregon.
rpiIE PUBLIC NOW SUPPLIED WITH
X a superior quality of
Hot Coffee, Cakes, Oysters,
Cigars, Tobacco, Pipes, NTotions, etc.
BS" Give me call, at tho now Stand, Brown's
Germania Beer Hall
BOTTLED BEER DEPOT,
Chenamus Street, Astoria,
THE PUBLIC ABE INVITED to call and
lcavo their orders.
Splendid Lager five Cents a Glass,
Free Lunch every Night
oclStf ERNST PAPMAHL, Prop, iotor.
A- B. KTCK.VISDSOX.
3. 1, y. CILVA5.
Am B, Richardson.
ALCTTWNELR Corner of Front and Oak sts.,
1 ortland, Ore?on. Auction Sales of Keal
Jy-tate, broeeries. General Merchandise and
iiorses. bales Wednesday and Saturday.
nffLia.r?Q o'Vaeni of Groceries, Liquor?,
etc., at Private bale. Liberal advances mndo
on consignments. A. B. K1CH -IBDSO V
Charles S- Wright,
AUCTIONEER-Cor of Main and Chenamus
btreets, Astoi la. Goods received on consign
ment and sold to tho highest bidder.
AUCTIONEER-Office 40 Eirst St., Portland
FRAXK J. TAYLOR,
Office Brown's Building. Special aitention
given to the examination of. titles and the col
tcction of debts. ocoOtf
WM. L. McEWAN,
HENRY S. AIKEN,
H. R PARKER,
JUSTICE OE THE PEACE,
AST" Aways Bendy for Businegg."-ga
A. VAN" DUSEN,
DR. S. "W. DODD,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
GKOItGK H. PUKHAM. H. T. THOMPSON.
DURHAM! cfc THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law, Portland-
Office 10!) Eirst Street, opposito Occidental
M. E. MULKEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW - Portland.
Office in Pittock's Building, Corner Front
and Stark sis., (up Stairs). sl5
CAPLES fc MORELAND,
Attorneys at Laiv, Portland, Oregon
Office in Pittock's Building, Corner of Eroiri
and Stark streets, (up StairsJ. plo
ATTORNEY AT LA"W,
(Register in Bankruptcy),
0mcK In Holmes' Building, Portland.
O. P. MASON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ttcgr Laud Cases ami Titles a specialty J59,
Dr. A, D, ELLIS,
PHYrSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office on Stark Street, Portland, Oregon
KRUMBIEN & GILBERT.
ARCHITECTS AND DRAUGHTSMEN,
Creo's Building Portland-, Ofcagon..
tf-TTTho Best Counsel; tho Best Draughs
men; tho Best Model Workmen, and beet
Patent Agent at "Washington; tho only reliable
placo to get your intentions put through in
T. J. MAIITIX. EDWV MARTIN. D. V. B. H1X3IBE-
JUAAAAVJbAJkl W Vr
And San Pranciscoy Califot$tU
Importers and Dealers i
Brandies Wines, Liquors !
Proprietors of tho Celebrated
"MILLER'S EXTflA OLD BQURBQH WSBHf
Sele: Agents for ther
J. E. CFITER WHISKY.
IIENNESSY AND MARTEL BRANDIES.
In Bulk and Caso, (bonded or duty pakl),
All Goods Pertaining to the Trade.
0. S. N. Co.'s Bloek, Portland,
oc23tf 4US Eront at, San Eraucfaco-
BLACKSMITH AND TOOL MAKKR and
manufacturer of of all kinds of
Plaining, Moulding, and Turning Took
Saws of all kinds Straightened and RepslroA.
and all kinds of Saw Teeth made and ropaired
and saws turned and straightened. Orders at
tended to promptly. 11. TRENKMANN,
aulfctf 40 Eront at, Portland,
George A. Pease?
Pacific Boot and Shoe Store
Is now prepared to wait on his asioraore.
At The 0!d Stand Again !
S."Y. Corner First andMorrisarSteefc,