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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, Nov. 22, 1873.
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TUESDAY, TIICKSDAr AND SATURDAY,
Monitor Building, Artoria, Oregon.
. C. IBELA3TA Proprietor
Quo Oopy oneycjir SJ 00
Ono Copy six months 3 00
Ono Cwpy three month? 1 30
5T Single Number, Ten Cents. w.
Ono Insertion persquare, 10 lines or le?s...S2 50
Each adilitional Ineition, per.-qimre 2 00
Yearly udv'ts per month, per square 1 oO
L. P. Fisiikr, 20 and 21 Now Merchants Ex
change, is authorized to act as Agent for the
Astoki v.v in iNin Francisco.
Any friend who feels an interest in the pros
perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, in procuring suWribers.
See fourth page for "brown sugar, etc.
Thulah aridSelah, our correspondents,
?re not the same.
The schooner Kate L. Heron arrived
from Tillamook Thursday.
"Work has been resumed on the wharf
constructed for Capt. Richardson Hob-on,
at the foot of Washington street.
VST A neat,' clean, cosey place, for gentle
man and ladies to enjoy a dish of fresh Oysters
is at tho Parker IIousk Restaurant.
The Norwegian hark Elektra cleared
for Cork on the 19th, with 17,653 centals
wheat, valued at 35,306, but had not
sailed last evening.
The summit of fossil hill was literally
black with Crows jTesterday, which hov
tsred over it, and settled down like a black
One bide of the roof of the formers'
"warehouse was all shingled yesterdnj.
The first vessel to lie at this dock was the
schooner Adelaide, last Thursday, with a
cargo of lumber.
A. J. Donaldson, has already procur
ed a number of fat roasting pigs, turke3Ts
and other "game," for Thanksgiving.
Parties on the look out should call at the
--The Mariano sailed for San Francisco
m the 20th, laden with Oregon, wheat, at
$5, or $6 a ton, which is to be shipped
from there to foreign ports, and enters of
course into the export trade of California.
Jut how much Oregon is to make out of
such transactions does not appear to us.
Fishing for Tom Cods off the wharf is
rare sport in Astoria now, and happy is
the man who can get a good corner at the
dock to drop his line. Thursday we
caught seven fine fish with an ordinary
ujdl-needle, and sack twine. It might be
well to state however, that Capt. Hustler
and Police Commissioner Hallock caught
them first, in the regular way.
The Hawaiian bark Mattie Macleay,
Capt Forbes, thirty-two days from Hon
olulu, arrived yesterday. Two fearful
gal were encountered on the passage,
one on the 9th and one on the 12th, last
ing for about thirty-six hours each, per
fect hurricanes, shipping seas whiclrcom
pletely filled the decks and run over the
bulwarks. Por about two weeks she ex
pdrinced a succession of heavy gales, but
those above mentioned were the severest
Capt. Porbes has ever experenced. There
was nothing of interest transpiring at the
Islands during the stay of this vessel.
She brings the following Carge: 422 kegs
sugar, Leveridge & Wadhams; 70 bales
pulu, McCraken; 2S0 pkgs inolassas,
Corbitt & Macleay; GO tons "salt, do; 185
bags rice McCraken; 2071 kegs sugar,
Corbitt & Macleay.
On "Wednesday morning last Prof.
"Worthington of the Astoria Public school
-was quite surprised on appearing at the
school to find the room elegantly and
tastefully decorated with wreaths, vases of
flowers, etc., and the pupils wearing their
sweetest smiles. The fact of his 31st birth
day, occurred to him, on seeing these
things, and we feel quite certain that he
duly appreciated the preparation of his
pupils for the kind remembrancer. At
noon time, they held him at the school,
and a bountiful supply of Cakes, fruits,
confectionery, etc., was produced by (he
same willing hands and minds as had pre
pared the room, and altogether it was a
most memorable event of the school. It
shows appreciation all round, and is furth
er evidence of that good feeling which
strengthens the band of unity between the
teacher and his classes, and which if en
courajgcd'will in time show the best result.
The Mattie Maclay will go up stream
The Eskdale arrived from up stream
yesterday in tow of the Dixie.
The shipAkbar left San Prancisco
for this port on the 17th.
"We have received a copy of the Tri
"Weekly Astoria-, published in Asto
ria, Oregon. It is a sprightly paper, neat
ly printed, and full of valuable informa
tion. Buffalo (N. Y.)i Commercial Ad
Aertiser. The schooner" Alice Ilaake was re
leased from quarantine on Thursday, and
! proceeded to Portland in tow of the Mer
1 rimac. The Free Trade was also token
up the river by the same tug, at the same
J Pour fine, large, turkeys, will be raf
j fled for to-night, at the Astor Saloon on
IMain street, kept by a sandy complexioned
man named Coe. Mart Brown spells it
" Jvoe;" Mart is wrong, but that needn't
make aii3T difference with the turkeys.
Six new fisheries for the canning and
packing of salmon are now being erected
on the Lower Columbia. Pour are in
Washington end two in Oregon. All of
these new buildings will be large and of
increased capacity over those now in use.
The largest of these new ones will have
greater capacity than any of those of last
.The bark Windward, Capt. Stannard
struck the wreck of that old French brig
near Flander's wharf Portland, and pos
sibly damaged her hull. The Oregonian
says " it is Capt. Flanders' intention to
blow this old wreck to pieces as soon as
the services of a submarine diver can be
secured." We are somewhat surprised
that this has been done years ago. If the
old hull is to be permitted to lie there,
year after year, with the stubs of masts
erects, it may be an expensive matter
some of these days.
OSFor fresh Oysters, in every stylo, call at
tho Parker House Restaurant.
The first number of Scribner's St.
Nicholas, an illustrated magazine for girls
and boys, has been issued. Pictorially, it
is one of the most beautiful magazines in
the country, being enriched by designs
from the pencils of Miss Hollock, Sol.
Ey tinge, Miss Ledyard, Sheppard, Steph
ens, Pooles, Bead and others. The read
ing matter is varied and bright. The
paper is excellent, the type clear, and the
articles take a range that affords all ages
among the youngsters, with whom this
publication will become as popular as
Scribner's 31agazine has among their eld
ers. All who want a good, safe, enter
taining porodical for their children can
not do better than send for the St. Nicho
las. The subscription price is 3. Ad
dress, Scribner & Co., 654 Broad way
Concerning the Point Adams Light
house, the Oregonian says: " Early this
fall the plans and specifications were for
warded to Washington for approval.
Originally the intention was to construct
only a lighthouse, which would require
two keepers, and the plans were drafted
with that object in view. Subsequently it
was determined to construct a fog signal
in conjunction with the lighthouse, by the
Lighthouse Department at Washington.
This would require three keepers. It was
found impracticable to construct a light
house ana fog signal with the plans furn
ished, and it was determined to alter
them. These plans are now at Washing
ton undergoing the required changes.
Every arrangement is being effected to
commence operations on this government
improvement early next spring."
An edition of two thousand copies of
Scribner's Monthly has been ordered for
the English market, commencing with
the November number. Dr. Holland,
the editor, notes the fact as one of the steps
towards the community of English and
American letters which is certian, sooner
or later to arrive, ne speaks of Scribner's
as a characteristic American monthly a
mirror of American thought, literary cul
ture, art produced without stint of "labor
or expenditure. In its pages English
readers will find the products of some of
their own best writers, and, notably, in
the November number, the beginning of
a series of papers upon an English topic
by their greatest historian. In this num
ber also is a critique upon one of their
own poets by one of ours, who brings to
his work a rare critical judgment and a
strong and graceful pen. The editor re
marks that we arc writing for and about
one another more and more; and the two
great English-speaking peoples of tho
world are becoming more closely united
in literary brotherhood every year.
Slioiilivnter Bay Xcws,
Oysterville, Nov. 16, 1873.
Your correspondent at this place of " Curb
stone notoriety ," probably sympathizes with
the Shag of which you gavo an account yestor
day. There are more unfortunato creatures in
tho world besides that poor unfortunato Shag.
Capt. Jas. C. Jones, of tho schooner Energy,
which arrived at this port about a week ago,
abused his cook so beastly on tho voyage from
San Francisco that ho was arrested hero by tho
deputy United States Marshal, on a writ issued
by United States Commissioner "Warman, and
was bound over in bonds of 6500, to appear at
tho next term of tho United States District
Court, to be held hero in July, 1874. IIo was
also arrested in another action for wages of tho
cook. It appears that tho Captain had forced
the cook to sign a receipt for tho wages duo to
him, under threats of death, and tho cook, to
save his life, signed the receipt, after which
tho Captain put him ashore, without paying
him so much as one cent
Tho Captain was forced to punglc down the
amount of wages and costs of the suit. Espy
& Co. went his bonds, and he borrowed tho
money to pay the cook's wages and costs of
suit, from the only friend he had in tho place,
that was able to furnish the chink, promising
to send tho money ashore the next morning by
day light But the money didnotcome ashore;
on the contrary the Captain hoisted sail on tho
Energy, turned her prow sea-ward, and mado
for tho bar. About tho same timo, SheriffJ.
II. Whitcoinb mado sail on tho fast sailing
sloop Minerva, and down near-Gooso point tho
ShcrifT crossed his bows,. dropped his peak, and
hove to. Capt. Jones, realizjn(g the situation,
and knowing how it was himself, forked over
tho money, without further co? oni'ony.
It is reported this morniijg that there are
two new schooners in tho bay from San Fran
cisco, of tho certainty of which, howover.your
correspondent knowoth not. X,
Duty, wo think, is our sternest monitor, it is
so inseperably connected with our conscience
that if wo evado tho one wo harrass tho other.
Therefore, wo noed be in little doubt as to what
our duty is, if wo will lay our own selfish mo
tivos asido and listen to tho unbiased prompt
ings of our conscience.
"Wo all find it alarmingly easy to niako ex
cuses for our neglect of doing what wo positive
ly know to bo right, and tho moro convinced
wo becomo. that we aro shirking our duty, tho
moro volu'olo wo often aro in our own defense.
"We noed notfeor this so much whon wo are do
fending our causo beforo our friends, for if
they aro true friends, they will help us to soo
our fault, and aid us in regaining tho path of
safety. But wo often carry on this kind of
controversy with our conscience, trying by
every sophistry, to persuade it to remain pas
sive under tho most glaring neglect of our duty.
But if, on tho other hand, wo could conquer
this shrinking from our grave mistress, and
loam to look upon her as our bost friend, wo
should in timo moro than tolerato her: Somo
one, in speaking of Duty, says:
This stern maiden w"ith sad eyes,
Is a strong angel in disguiso."
"We fear fow of us havo become familiar
enough with her to penetrate the disguise, and
we think it can only bo accomplished by em
bracing her with our whole heart, then will
tho angel appear, in making us strong and
happy howovor sad and stern our path of
Arrivals at the Parker House. William
Carlton, Clatsop; AV. Peaterson, Blind slough;
J. L. Hepburn.Eaglo Cliff; A.J.Mcglor,Brook
ficld; J. L. Duffield, Pertland: T. 0. Coulter,
U. N. Carnahan, Salem; i'rank llildreth, P.
Beerman. J.Sharp, G. A. F.Clayton, H. It.
Brown, Clatsop; K. V. Alontieth and family.
San Francisco; J. Blodgett, Capo; J. Bussoll,
city; B, M. Lowe, Skipanon; N. llaymond.
Toys in Lots. For tho convenience of Mer
chants who cannot visit tho city, I put up as
sorted lots of toys, toy books and fancy articles
at Twenty, Twenty-five, Thirty, Forty, Fifty
to Oxo Hundred Dollars, comprising selections
from everything in stock. Those lots retail at
a profit of nearly one hundred per cent. This
plan has given great satisfaction to my cus
tomers during the past con years, as thereby
they obtain a much greater variety than by
any other method. All these lots aro put up
under my own supervision. Send your orders
early to obtain a good variety.
S. S. McCOKMlCK, 10 First stf
n22tf Portland, Oregon.
iXxT Oysters in every stylo, at all hours of
day or night, at the Parker House Restau
rant, Main street, Astoria.
School Books. Now is tho timo to buy
School books to conform with tho new law.
For first introduction thero is a discount of 83
per cent, from retail prices, as follews:
Pacific Coast ltetail. Introductory.
First Header $ 2o $ 1H
Second Header 50 33
Third Reader 75 50
Fourth Reader 1 00 i(
Fifth Header. 125 S3
Speller. 35 2
Hopkins' jManual of Amer
ican Ideas, (in place of
Sixth Reader), 150 100
All of which may now bo found in Astoria,
at tho store of I. W. CASE,
oc21eod Chenamus street,
EMPIRE HOUSE J. O'Brien, Proprietor.
Opposito Railroad depot and Steamboat
Landing, Kalama W. T. Tho host a.ml cheap
est Hotel in Kalama.
"The Price of Gold.
Portland, Nov. 21. Gold in New
York to-day, 10G; Portland Legal
Tender rates, 90 buying, and 91
McMahon has decided to ask a
prolongation of the President's term
of seven years.
TJie London Dailv Telegraph says
England ought to view with favor
the plan of annexing Cuba to the
Castelio, Commander of the Tor
nado, says the capture of the Virgin
ins made the people of Santiago
de Cuba delirious with enthusiasm.
President Grant, in his annual
message, will recommend further
legislation for Utah, to relieve judi
cial matters from present cmbarass--ments.
Secretary Robeson, now in New
York, has summoned his chief clerk
to his Department in that city in
connection with fitting out vessels
The Spanish Cabinet unanimously
favor an honorable settlement of the
Virginius difficulty, but say the in
tegrity of the Spanish territory must
Edwin K. Winslnp, Government
claims broker, of New York citv, is
announced as a defaulter to the" ex
tent of $400,000. He is believed to
be out of the country.
The Berlin Government has ad
dressed a remonstrance to the French
on account of the pastoral letter
issued by the Bishop of Nancy, or
dering prayers for the recovery of
Metz and Strasburg.
Costa Pica is chiefly taken up with
her railroad schemes. Congress has
approved the new contract to enable
the contractor, Harry Meiggs, to ex
tend the railroad to the Pacific, which
the old contract did not provide for.
It is not denied that the Pope
wrote a second letter to the German
Emperor. The fact that it ha not
been published is ascribed to-i the
circumstance that it treated on mat
ters strictly personal to his Majesty,
and no way to be used upon political
A "Washington special says orders
have been issued for opening recruit
ing offices throughout the country.
The navy is to be recruited to its
utmost capacity. The ijjmted States
steamer Worcester, flagship of the
North Atlantic squadron, has sailed
from Fortress Monroe for Santiago
The American filibustering steamer
General Sherman entered the harbor
at Aspinwall on the 3d insta3at under
the name of General Areza, and was
at once seized by Captain Crashing,
of the United States steamer Wyom
ing, for using illegal papers and sail
ing under the flag of Honduras-, while
it is claimed she is an American ves
sel. The mail from Mexico brings the
news that the Federal troops are oc
cupying Monterey and Saltillo to
maintain order. General Zepeda,
the deposed Governor of the State of
Coahuila, is at Saltillo,. and has or
ganized several hundred State-troops,
and another conflict between Zepe
da and the friends of the State is
anticipated. Five hundred Federal
troops have been dispasched to escorfr
a conducta of silver from Zacaticasto
Monterey, to prevent it from falling
into the hands of either of the op
A special statement of the condi
tion of the Pacific Mail Company
shows the receipts from May 3st to
October 1, 1&73? to have been $3012,
300. expenditures, 82,950,555 leav
ing a balance of 60,000, earnings for
the five months. It is said no ac
count is taken in this statement of the
insurance, wear and tear, etc. It is
also stated that recent investigations
into the disposition of the millions
earned annually by the company
showed fraud, corruption and mis
management and the necessity for
reorganizing the concern.
New York city protested against j
the Spanish butcher in a public meet
ing Saturday night. "Win. M, Evarts
lresidcd, Sun Set Cox and others
made speeches. Resolutions wore
adopted calling on the President to
use any prompt and decisive action
consistent with the dignity and- pre
cedents of our Government. The
steamship Cleopatra returned to New
York on the 17th, with the American
newspapers which she took to Ha
vana, but which the Spanish author
ities would not permit to be landed.
President Grant says the Govern
ment has acted on such information
as has come to it, and is collecting
more from available sources. Upon
the meeting of Congress all these
facts will be presented.
The great event of the completion
of the main trunk of the San Diego
and Arizona Military Telegraph was
consummated on Saturday last. The
length of wire strung is 417 miles.
The labor has been performed by
soldiers under civilian foreman.
The number of working days aggre
gate 167. Remembering the great
difficulty of supplying working par
ties with water and forage on the
desert plains, and the intense heat,,
the completion oi the line thus early
surprises even those bearing the bur
den. The general superintendence
of construction and location of the.
route was under the charge of R. R
Haines, of the Western Union Tel
egraph Comnany, assisted by Captain
George F. Price," of the Fifth" Cavalry.
From San Fraucisco dispatches
of the 17th. wecull as follews:
The receipts at the Custom House
during the first half of this month
were $2S6,057 S6.
During the present mouth mining
dividends were paid hereto tho ex
tent of 213,100.
The United States revenue cutter
Wyanda was sold to-day to John
Birmingham, at auction,, for $17,000.
The steamer Costa Ricar which ran
ashore at the Golden. Gate a short
time since, will be ready for sea ini
about three weeks.
Mayor Alvord sent to tho clerk of
the Supervisors Ms veto of the order
granting to H. J. Booth 8r Co. the
Central Basin in Mfesioa bay for the
purposes of a ship yard.
The- deTeTand Plaindealer tells this
charmiing little story about the great
slHWTOfiirPf.T.BrnimV$ lovo for chil
dren, is proverbial. In Cleveland a little
five-year old cripple at a friends fcdue
"because quite a favorite with the veteran
sbJQsmanan&th.o child has learned to ex
pect a visit from Ma kind-hearted patron,
im mediately upon bs arrival ir the- city.
One naorning the little fellow was all ex
citement res the door-bell rang and Mr.
BarnuiQ stepped into, the- sick room. The
usual greetvag followed, but a shadow
came over the invalid's countenance as he
remembered his inability to attend tfte
Benagerie. tc Never mind,5- said Mt..
Baraum, "if you cannot go to the hhowr
Tsrhy, then, the show mnst come to you,,''
and then tteparted. Presently the child,
and indeed tlve whole household was start
led at fceeincj a proceh&icn. oi' elephants.,,
camels and crrcmedaries walk quietly pnt
tho liouse, and halt in the back yard. The
little invalid was wild with delight, and
upon being held up at the window, cheered
merrily at the novel spectacle. The performing-
elephant gave & matinee, and the
beautitul child bolstered un at the wirtdbw
fave his orders with the air ct a princp.
n half an hour the procesion re-formed,
and. under the care of t&eiir keeper, the
docile "but ungainly animals xcarclied qui
etly back to the menagerie."
An enishusiabtrc friend of the National
CentenEsial Celebration, writing to a gan
tleman prominent inofficial circles, makes
the following- suggestion : "At precisely
52 o'clock, neon, on the Fourth of July,
1S7& (Washington- time), let all the bells,'
locomotive and other land whistles, the
fruinpets,, the drums? the 'organs and other
EraisJca? mstramente, with .the tens of mil
lions of singing voices of bur great land
burst forth m rounds of joy and praise.
All the telegraph lines shall be silent at
the command of tho United States Gov
ernment, from 11:45 a.m. to 32:15 p.m.,
and then let the great battery at "Washing
ton send the flash and click ove the vat
iron maze to every city and town and vil
lage of our land, and even to Europe, Asia
and Africa, and the isles of thcbea, as far
as the lines can at that moment bo secured,
and at this signal let tho cannon thunder
forth the death-knell of oppression; let all
the mighty steam whistles proclaim the
grand march of civilization amid the west
ern wilds and isles of the sea, as well a
the oity full, and the fertile plains, and bid
the slumbering millions of heathendom
awake and join the happy nation in sing
ing that sublime invocation to praise:
"Praise God from whom all blessings
flow," eto. With this we place the sug- .. ,
gastion of the Salem Statesman: That a- " .
Mr. Riggs wants 'to mend the old " Lib
erty Bell" of Philadelphia, and he can do
it, if permitted the trial, the managers
of the Centennial should give him a chance
and thus provide tor the ringing of that
grand old relic.after a silence of a hundred
years. It would be ono of the most grati
fying feature of the Exposition.
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