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B, C. IRELAND Editor.
ASTORIA. Nov. 22, 1873
Professor Wilder, of Cornell
University, takes a position against
secret societies in colleges, and haz
ards his eternal welfare upon the
truth of the proposition that secret
societies are unknown in heaven.
A company of British iron-masters
have just concluded the purchase
of about twenty square miles of land
in the province of Auckland, New
Zeland, which embraces nearly 9,000
acres of coal and ironstone.
"We question very much whether
silver will come into general circula
tion. Speculators will be on theSook
out for the dimes and dollars, for sil
ver is at a slight premium, and they
will gather it in hoping for a rise in
its value as compared with currency.
The expenses of the Indianapo
lis Exposition .were only $88,966 more
than the receipts. This is encourag
ing to aU the, towns -.that want' Expo
sitions next year;, that they may
keep-themsel.ves even vrcith Cincin
nati. Rush in, beautiful and .facin-
ating young men an Exposition is
Now that Stanley, the -discover
of Livingstone,, has gone to Africa
again, for the purpose of writing up
the Ashantees, we may expect that
he wilUdo something worthy of him
self. It would not -be surprising if
he should " find" Kofiee Calcalli,
and return with a lock of his hair.
-r-T-be British are .about to begin
the work of butchering the inhabi
tants of Western Africa as a means
-of propagating and establishing civil
ization among them. The people of
.tfrjs country havp been engaged for
mor,e than two .aenturies past in
slaughtering an'd civilizing the In
dians,. French military vairity.tdemandfi
.ayjctjm.. Hence the trial .and .the
.danger of Bazaine. He made ithe
mistake of attempting a political role--when
beleaguered at Metz, butaf the
whole truth appears about the French
Army, publjo opinion will acquit the
Aid Marshal of the responsibility for
the military humiliation of France.
1$ has been the custom for many
years for the Yjce-Presidcnt of the
United States, who presides over the
Senate, to be absent on the last day
of tjie session, in order to give the
Senate an opportunity to elect a
President ". pro tempore in the ab
sence of the Vice-President." This
js done in order that there shall nev
er be a vacancy in the chief execu
tive office, for, should the President
.a.id Yjcerpresident die, the President
of the Senate could keep the wheels
of government $n motion.
There is good authority for stat
ing, that, unless some unexpected
circumstances intervene, the new
British line of steamers between San
Francisco and Sydney will be inaug
urated about; the middle of Decem
ber, A steamer has already been
chartered to leave Sydney for San
'Francisco about the 16th of Decem
ber, and two other steamers will be
secured to follow.
"We notice that some of fchp East?
ern papers, in discussing the Aflhr
an tee "war, fall back on their old cy
clopedias for information about the !
manners and customs of the Ashan
tees. Even so intelligent a journal
as the New York Post has in this
way been led into, all sorts of queer
.errors, as when it says that the Ash
antees (meaning those of the present
.day) fight with bows and arrows, be
lieve in "Kva," go about laden with
ornaments And so forth. But, in
fact, the Ashantees of these times
are arme4 with gun,, and fight in
battle array. Any modern Ashan
tee would laugh At the rastof the in
formation which the Post publishes
.about the country o the Ashantees, -
p. newspaper ngrp$ as wgjl go .
$o an old eyclopedja for a description J
ol the America people of thto time I
& of the Ashantee tf fyfc timp,
FRUITS OF THDB PAIrfC.
The recent financial run is, proving
itself not an unmixed evil. Its chief
benefit will be found, perhaps, in
the Fact that it compels all men and
all enterprises to stand still for a
time, and take an account of stock.
That we have been living too fast
will not be denied by any discerning
person who will look with us over
the field. Many have been living
and spending as if we were a Nation
of millionaires, instead of being in
debt to the extent of more than two
thousand millions of dollars. The
financial crisis has come in time to
give a wholesome check to an extra
vagance which was daily becoming
Among the beneficial efforts we
may reckon the check that has been
put to the too easy system of bank
credits, the bubble of speculation
was becoming full blown. Railroad
stocks in particular, (of questionable
or of no value) have been forced into
temporary prominence, and have
been made the basis of as extensive
financial operations as if they repre
sented the best and most productive
industries of the country. The vast
'business done in New York unon
what are known as " margins.' '
whereby a man putting up but one
dollar fancied himself entitled to
reap the benefit of ten, has received
a blow from which it is to be hoped
the viscious system will not recover.
Balloon bank credits are at an end
at least for the present; and if mana
gers are wise they will insist here
after upon better securities for loans
than tancy railroad stocks, or other
non-dividend paying securities.
. Another beneficial effect of the cri
sis will be seen in the check admin
istered to all kinds of bonded enter
prises wherein corporations or coun
ty and municipal bodies undertake
to get something out of nothing by
floating their promises to pay upon a
.confiding public. We need onlv
.glance at the history of the past few
years, at the great number of State,
county-, and city bonds, which have
been offered in all the financial
markets of the country, to see how
far we have gone in the dangerous
direction of piling up public debt.
Of the railway bonded bubbles, from
the gigantic Northern Pacific enter
prise of Jay Cooke & Co., down to
ithe little local roads which were to
.make everybody rich between adja
cent villages, it is hardly necessary to
.speak. , Suffice it to say that many
thousands of people will rue the day
when they Were induced by too cred
ulous imaginations to confide in the
rose-coloredfigures of National wealth
and prosperity which would follow
the investment of their hard earn
ings in those beautifully engraved,
but delusive railway bonds.
Among the reasons asssgned by
the British press for the present war
upon the Ashantee Government, is
that some missionaries of the Gospel
were maltreated and held in captiv
ity by the Ashantees. The British
have had a great many wars with
heathen tribes anu countries on ac
count of the missionaries, and, in
such cases, the heathens are sure to
get slaughtered for their anti-missionary
spirit. We presume says the
Cincinati Commercial, that after the
British troops have laid the Asliaijr
teeB low, the Gospel will have "free
course" in the Ashantee country,
The British papers are particularly
indignant at the Ashantees for hav-
S stripped the clothes from a mis-
oiuiuujra iie, anu niaue ner go
naked. Put perhaps, in fact, they
did not mean this as an outrage at
all. It is, their )abit to go naked
themselves, and probably they. only
meant to make the missionaries conr
form to the custqms of the country.
If an Ashantee cqme3 here, we make
him or her put on clothes, ?.nd when
a white man or woman goes to Ash
antee, they think they have a right
to make him or her go without
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The destruction of the '' floating
gin mill" on Lake Champlain by a
mob of unknown persons has been
supplemented by the violent death
of the owner of the floating craft, a
man named JBassett.
Sometime since we alluded to
the invitations for proposals for carry
ing a tri-weekly mail from Portland
to Astoria, and urged the necessity
of a daily mail (Sunday excepted).
"We wish to call further attention to
the item of expense in such an in
crease which would be very small.
Route 44,101 is from Portland by way
of offices (named) to Astoria 122
miles and back, six times a week to
Monticello, 53 miles; and three times
a week to Astoria. If the business
on the river was so small that one
boat could do it all then sixtimes a
week to Monticello and three times
a week to Astoria, could be carried
cheaper than six times a week to
Astoria, because one boat might run
from Portland to Monticello and re
turn each day while the second need
only run between Astoria and Mon
ticello. From the reading 'of the
Schedule one might suppose that was
the way the mail is now carried, but
as a matter of fact it is not. One
boat is now run from Portland to
Kalama and back six times a week,
and the second boat from Portland
to Astoria and back three times a
week. Kalama is nearly half way
from Portland to Astoria and the
Ivalama boat could run through to
Astoria nearly as cheaply as to return
to Portland, hence the two boats
now running could carry the nail
from Portland to Astoria six times a
week nearly as cheaply as they carry
on the present schedule.
The devotion exhibited by Mrs.
"Walworth for her son Frank, now
undergoing imprisonment for killing
his father, is truly touching. A cor
respondent of the Boston Post says
she clings to him, works for him,
and endures all kinds of privations
for his sake, with an utter indiffer
ence to her own comfort or the opin
ions of a censorious world. If every
young man, when tempted, would
think of the sorrow his rashness is
likely to bring to the hearts of those
who have more affection for him than
he respect for them, conscience
might often exercise a power to re
strain him from the commission of
It was on the programme of M.
Theiers to prolong the Presidency of
Marshal MacMahon in order to de
feat the schemes of the French Mon
archists. "We are curious to see what
the veteran statesman will do next.
THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY, belong
ing to tho estate of A. Crosby deceased, is
for rent. Tor particulars apply to
H. S. AIKEN, Administrator
Astoria. Nov. 20th, 187;i-tf of said Estate.
LADIES OF THE SPIRITUAL SOCIETY
of Astoria will have- a
FAIR, WITH ICE CREAM
On tho 25th and 20th. Admission free.
AST Also, a Social Dance on tho 27th. Tick
ots S2, including Supper. n20td
New and Second-hand Furniture
Spring, Hair, Feather.
.loss, "Wool, and JPtilu !Beds,
Blankets, Spreadb, Sheets,
Pillows, Pillow Cases, etc.
Corner of First anfi Taylor Streets,
Portland, Oregon. sl6
GOOD SAMAPPTAN COMPOUND.
For Curing JRheumatism,
" Sprainsx Felons, Boils,
to the parts affected; rub in well, and in
suvero eases eovcr with thin cloth, tied or fas
tened on with earo.
Warranted to euro, or rreatly alloviato, in
all eases named in this label.
A singlo bottle will euro or prevent days of
tho most oxcruuiatintr pain, and not uiifro
quently save the life of the suffering patient.
Price, $1.00 per Bottle.
J.WELCH, ASTORIA, Okkgox.
FRANK FABRE, at the Contral Market,
Portland, has enlargod his COFFEE stall,
and added such improvements' as w2E eatable
him to provide Epicures with theestxre tho
Market. Parties furnished with II CofiVeon
short notice. Give the Central Market Coffee
Stand a trial . ocltf
HPHE PARTNERSHIP ioretoforo existing
JL between tho xixakrsigned under tho linn
name of HapgooG, Hume k Co., doing busi
ness at Eaglo Cliff, Wahkiacum county, V- T-,
is this day dissolved, by mutual consent
A.S.HAPGOOD, WILLIAM HUME.
Eaglo Cliff, October 1st, 187:?.
THE UNDERSIGNED, Hato of Hapgood,
ait Arnm?MT,?P-v?.catablisu0(1 himself at
WATEKFORD, Wahkiacum county. V.T.,un
der tho firm naino of HAPGOOD &CO., whero
ho will carry on tho busiaess of packing fresh
preserved balmon in tins.
p i m-ff n . i , , A. S. HAPGOOD.
Eaglo Cliff, October 1st, 1873.
Post-office address: Eagle Cliff, Wahkiacum
county, Washington Territory. niS ht
J. WM. WELCH. FJUXK HOBSO.V,
JAMES IV. WELCH & Co.
Office at J. "W. Gearhart's Store, Astoria.
ORDERS LEFT WITH MR. GEARIIART
for any kind of Teaming, will bo promptly
attended to. Wood of all kinds constantlv on
hand. Orders solicited. oc4tf
S. Gr. Skiclmore,
Druggist and Apothecary,
Has Removed to his
NEW AND ELEGANT STOBE,
111 First St., next to L. C. Henrichsen's,1
Portland, Orogon. au7
BLACKSMITH AND TOOL MAKER and
manufacturer of of all kinds of
Plaining, Moulding, and Turning Tools,
Saws of all kinds Straightened and Repaired,
and all kinds of Saw Teeth made and lepaired
and saws turned and straightened. Ordors at
tended to promptly. H . T K Kb KM AN N ,
ttulbtf JO Front st, Portland,
New Tobacco, Cigar and Notion
59 Front St., Portland, Oregon,
(Opj)osito Cosmopolitan Hotel.)
Formerly connected with Wassorman Jc Co.,
Is now Oponing
ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST va
ried assortments of Tobaccos, Cigars and
lankeo Notions, over imported into this mar
ket, and takes pleasure in offering tho samo to
his old friends, customers, and the trade gen
erally, at prices that defy competition.
te&-Elovon years business experience in
Portland, has made him fully familiar with
tho wants of the trade of tho Northwest Coast,
and therefore his stock has been selected es
pecially for the trade. au20tf
Fishel & Roberts,
Corner First and "Washington Streets,
THE BEST VALUE
FOR THE LEAST MONEY.
Willamet Iron Works
Incorporated Sept. 11, ISGo.
Cor. North Eront and E sts., Portland.
P. F1TTJ30GEN, I PETER TAYLOR,
m M BRASS FOUNDERS, "BOILER MAKERS,
General Machinists, and
"jl MANUFACTURE and IIAVE FOR SALE
JLtX High and Low Pressuro Marine and Sta
tionery i'Jngjnes and Roilers; Saw Mjlls, Grist
Mills, Quartz, Mining, and Agricultural Ma
chinery, WATEll WHEELS of several pat
terns, piiu.il to any imported, on hand and
made to order, of any sfze. REPAIRING of
Machinery and Boilers promptly attended to,
and exeouted with neatness and dispatch. The
Largest and REST STOCK OF PATTERNS
north of San Francisco, No charge for the uso
of them, Agonts for KNOWLES' PATENT
STEAM PUMP, the best in uso. Also, Agents
for tho AMMON1ACAL PREPARATION for
tho removal of Roiler scale, DkG root's Ort
namkxtai. Ikon' Fkxoe. a variety of beautiful
patterns for Cemeteries, etc. Houso Castings,
etc., etc JAMES LOTAN,
EAILROAD HOUSE-.!. McGkxth, Propr.
Good meals, clean bed, moderate price.
Tenino, T., present terminus N x . x, A
A-. B SinhorlcAn
APNEER-Corner of Front and'oaku..
1 rtland, Oiegos. Anctioa Sale of Real
Jate, Groceries, fieaeral Merchandise and
Horses, fcafea Wednesday and Saturday.
nf!"?r0 rt"tf vrGrijies Liquors,
etc., at Private Sate. Liberal advanrea Wo
on consignments. A. B.RICHARDSON
Charles S. Wright,
AUCTIONEER-Cot of Main and Chonaiww
btreete, Astoria. Goods teeeived on consign
ment and sold to the highest bidder.
AUCTIONEER-Office JO First at, Portland.
PRANK J. TAYLOK,
Office Brown's Building. Special aitentteo
given to tho examination of titles and the coN
teetion of debts. oc'JUtf
"WM. L. McEWAN,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
yff" Always Ready for Bnsinos5.""Sa
A. VAN DUSEN,
Astoria, O rego.
DR. S. TV. DODD,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
GEORGE H.DURHAM. , II. Y. TnOMPSOX
DURHAM d- THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law, Portland.
Office 100 First Street, opposito Occidental
M. E. MULKEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW - Portland.
Office in Pillock's Building, Cornor Front
and Slark sts.. (up Stairs). alO
CAPLES & MORELAND,
Attorneys at Law, Portland, Oregon
Office in Pittock's Buildin?, Cornor of Front
and Stark streets, (up Stairs;. sltf
A. H. TOWNS END. (J. J1KA L .
TOWNSEND & BEAL,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Qffice In Odd Fellows' Templo. fnlt
O. P. MASON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
KSTLand Cases and Titles a specialtyrwi
Dr. A. D. ELLIS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEOtf
Office on Stark Street, Portland, Oregon
" KRUMBIEN rGILBERT7
ARCHITECTS AND DRAUGHTSMEN,
Creo's Building Portland CJK&m.
tfTTho Best Counsol; tho Best Dranqfcs
men; tho Best Model Workmen, and bett
Patont Agent at "Washington; the only rellablb
place to get your intentions put through in
George A. Peas,
Pacific Boot and Shoe fftor.
Is now prepared to wait on his cus
At The Old Stand Again !
S. "W. Corner First and Morrfaca Streets,
p. j. martin. edtv. martin. d. y. b. hcg&bc
E. MARTIN & 0,
And San Francisco, Califofjgte.
Importers and Dealers in
Brandies, Wines, I Liqiffirs !
Proprietors of the Celebrated
MILLER'S EXTRA OLD BOURBQH Wljpl!"
Sole Agents for tho
J. F. CUTTER "WHISKY.
HENNESSY AND MARTEL BRAIUHES.
In Bulk and Case, (bonded or duty Bajd,
All Goods Pertaining to the Qftgfete.
0, S, X, Co,'s Block.Portland,
oc23tf ' 408 Front st.,' San PratreiHco.
OREGON BOOT AND SHOE STOKE!
S. M. BARR, jt c XKC8LKY.
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lUiNCIPAL RETAILERS OF TOE STA-
con Rnnta nnrl s;iir.fw Xn v v:- .
ner YaibiU Portland Oregon. " '
3" 4rith our long exporionco and small os
pense wo are enabled to sail ekaaperthan anv
other house in the city of Portland. Af tho
proverb goesrSl 00 saved is 9300 mad; CqIi
and sco and give us your tr&da.
BARJl & KEffGgLBY.