CD eBeir.- "rwi 'jr.tmjgLjvL";' : vw iLaLSLjtwMi.jM'iiuw iwri?iwwwnawjjygy)BiBi EKLT 'nf . Yol. 2. . Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, Nov. 25, 1873. No. 11 HE &BTORIAN, rritMSIIKI) KVKKV TUESDAY, TilUKSDAT AND SATURDAY, Monitor Buthftng, A?tori, Orestfa. . G. IREX.I4.XD ..Proprietor Subscription Kates: One Copy one year. So 00 ;Oiic Copy .ir months ' 00 'One CVpy three months - 1 J0 xW8" SiRffle Xumbcr, Tom Cents. Advertising Kates? 'One Insertion per.iiiaro, 10 lines or lessSJiiO Gv.ii'h additional Insertion, per square..... 2 00 Venrly advts icr month, per square ...,... 1 50 Afxcnts- L. P. Fisiikr, 20 and 21 New Merchants Ek ciiange, I-5 authorized to act as Agent for the AsToin v.v in S;n Francisco. Any friend who feels an interest in the pros perity of tins region, is auihori.ed to aH as Agent for tins paper, in procuring subscribers. CIT1T INTELLIGENCE. HThe Vcsfci and Elektra were taken to -sea by the tug Astoria on Sunday, and the iFifosinrc yoteiday. 1255"" Oysters in every style, at all Iwursof day or niglit, at the P.vrkkii IIeusi: Ki;stau :axt, Main street, Astoria. Mr. xTohn Crellin of the firm of J. & T. Crellin, Oy&tcmllc, left by the Ajax "Saturday for a three weeks' business trip to San Francisco. The steamship Ajax, Capl. Fred JBolles, with passengers and merchandise for San Francisco, left this port Saturday at 2 o'clock i. m- The schooner Three Sisters, sailed from Oysterville for San Francisco on 'the 201h, and the Ida Florence was to sail -on the 21st, all loaded with oysters. CSA neat, clean, cosoy place, for gentle cnen and ladies to enjoy a disk of fresh Oysters is at tho Parker llousrc Restaurant, Tlie Santa Rosa, Gungncr, and Eks dale, arrived liere, outward bound, partly loaded, Saturday night and Sunday. They Jail scratched their waj down more or lev, "with the exception of the Gungner, which "we are informed did not ground. "We are informed that the British bark Loch Dee, Capt. Miller, is again on the "way to this port from foreign ports. She c.s reported as being'ISS days out from Hull. 'The Loch Dee arrived at thisnort on the first da' of November, 1S72, direct from Liverpool. The Commercial Reporter announces the arrival of the ship David Brown at Portland, Just how she got there is not stated. It is certain she never passed this port, and as there is but one other route overland), probably she came in by way of the Forks. A new steamboat that wjll carry two. hundred tons of wheat from Albany to Astoria, and is intended by the way as we are credibly informed, for that special service, is now well advanced in the pro cess of construction, and will be ready to turn her wheel this war alter about forty days. y For fresh Oysters, in every style, call at ho Parker House Restaurant. Leinenweber & Co., proprietor of the Memlock tannery will begin their im provements this week, of enlarging their works. About two thousand sides for the inew vats have beeu teemed already, four Qiundred and twenty-eight of which were received last Saturday. On Sunday last the pioneer steamboat of the new Wallamet Company, of which Hon. B. Goldsmith is President, the fine steamer Governor Grover, made her ap pearance in Astoria harbor from Port land, with colors frying, the first steamer tj traverse the water route from the head of the "Wallamet valley to this city by the sea. She had a ship in tow, the Norwegian bark Gungner, and carried on her own deck one hundred and fifty tons of wheat. Capt. J. H. D. Grajr brought her down, ina returned with her to Portland in time for her to resume her place in the Wallam et trade, having beeu away less than two days, and we will venture to say made as good, if not a better trip, than for any cor responding time spent on the Portland Valley trade. This visit of the Governor Grover to Astoria settles another point which has been a matter of great concern in some localities, the apparent dread that if such such steamers approached too near this dreadful city they would be swept out of existence as if by some .fearful mael strom. The imaginary whirlpool at Asto ria and the Teal one on the coast of Nor way , have both been survived by the Gung ner, let us hope the Grover ma3r survive this one; to show the editor of the Corvallis Democrat; or other doubting heads, that feome things can he done as well asothers. In "itcaniDoating : 'where tfierciTC&te?.-! . W3X Mkf . The W-infiwara whicn ran afotil of the old wreck below Flarrder's wharf, Tuesday afternoon, by taking advantage of the tide, managed to swing clear Wed nesday. Fortunately the hull sustained lib damage. SThc death pf John C Dorcy s an nounced as having occurred at Cathlamet iiast Wedna-'&ay. The remains were taken to Portland for final interment by Masonic rites. His disease was consumption wliich lingered for several years, making his hitherto active livebar&ensome to bim,but we believe he died in peace at last with the hope of blessed immortality. v One of the vessels leaving here recent ly carried out a quantity of flour in bar rels. The great surprise is that this Means has not been resorted to years ago, -as a matter of protection to the miller, who does not need to be told the hazard and un satisfactory results of shipping in sacks to distant localities. Excelsior flouring mills of Dftyten, hace the credit of inaugurating this new system. The story goes that a whale twenty four I'act long was towed up to Portland last Saturday, and will be placed on ex hibition for a few dnjTs, after which the skeleton will be dressed aud presented to Woods' Oregon Museum, Whale like this (black lish) frequently get sick and seek shoalwater in which to give up the ghost. This one surrendered in the vicinity of Chinook. Geo. L. DePrans, the popular mana ger of Gray's Portland Music Store, is an a visit to our city by the sea, and will extend his trip to the Sea-side resort, which has attractions net confined to Summer alone, but where even now " o'er the shin ing sea-shell sands" one may find richness and grandeur unsurpassed in this beautiful world. Mr. DePrans and other gentle menand ladies visiting there now will ap preciate the magnificence of an Oregon Autumn, viewed beneath Clatsop skies, We arc informed that one cf the first and foremost shipping houses vf San Francisco, occupying an office in Fried lander's new building, near the Bank of British North America, have chartered a two thousand ton ship to load with wheat at Astoria for France. We care not so much who it is inaugurates this business, so long as it is inaugurated; so that one ship mav do the work of four or five, and foreversilence the present thriftless, shift less, ruinous raethoa of exporting our sur plus productions. Let that ship enter all Oregon will give her a gladsome welcome, if they know what they are about. To-night the Farmers' warehouse in Astoria will be under complete roofing and enclosed, for the space of Co by 150 feet affording storage room for 90,000entals of wheat, equivalent to five ship loads such as at present leave the river. But few people as yet realize the importance and value of this beginning. It is not a move ment to burst out or beat any other locali lecali ty: it is not a movement to build un Asto ria to the detriment of any other place; it is not a movement calculated to enrich the few concerned in it at the expense of the many, but it is a movement that will be the means of saving millions of money to Oregon, and preserving to the State its commerce, and all the consequent benefits. When the docks are completed in accord ance with the plans, the facts will he easily demonstrated. The present structure is simply a beginning of the work, . School Books. Xow is tho time to buy School books to conform with tho now law. For first introduction there is a discount of 33 per cent, from retail prices, as follews: Pacific Coast Retail. Introductory. 1 irst -Header. $ 'Si Second Reader 50 Third Reader 7.1 Fourth Reader 1 00 Fifth Reader. 1 2-" .$ b 50 A bpellor. 3o Hopkins' Manual of Amer ican Ideas, (in place of Sixth Reader), 1 50 1 00 All of which may now bo found in Astoria, at tho store of I. W. CASE, oc21eod Chenamus street, The Bulletin a few days ago contain ed a lengthy notice of the clotiiing manu factory of Messrs.Fishcl & Poberts,corner of First and Washington streets, Port land. The buyer for that establishment has just returned from the East with all the most fashionable materials for gentle men's dress, consisting of Suits, Plain and Fancy Coatings, Vestings and Trim miiigs, and the firm offer about two hun drea patterns to select from, so we infer that no difficulty will be experienced in pleasing even the most fastidious. As gentlemen cannot procure newer, more fashionable, or more stylish goods than those whatever price they pay we an ticipate a large accession to the number of those who look with favor on that system of business, and who can" appreciate a first-class article at the u minimum" price. Give them a call. Notice to Mariners. San Francisco, Oct. 31, 1873. The Buov painted Green, marked.WRKCK, in large White letters,has been, replaced on. the wreck jof the Patri cian . H, .nos. S. Pheijs, .-.?9 .1 -vsfeisi.7.:'4V!tf ''. .jtSf ' ,. ZiOCAI. XOTES, EX. If H. J, Booth & Co. of San lTai cisco will come to Astoria a " central basin" for a ship-yard may be had. The second mate and four sailors belonging to the Gungner made their escape from the vessel some time during Tuesday night. A schooner and a steam tug have been built at Astoria this rear. During the same time two schooners were completed at Deep river, oppos ite here, and one at Westport, which latter is now loaded with, wheat for San Francisco, Steamship service between New York and Europe is being increased to a daily line. The service between San Francisco and Australia will soon be doubled in addition to running a line to China, It seems necessary in order to keep up with the times to have a line of steamers from the Co lumbia river to Australia and China. A great and growing commerce is be ing carried out the Columbia, which would be largely increased, and very much facilitated, if Congress would do by this river as it has by San Francisco in furnishing subsidies to steam lines. Congress should this Winter make arrangements for a line from the Columbia river to the Sandwich Islands, Australia, China, and Japai The American bark Mariano sail ed hence to San Francisco on the 20th inst, with, 409 sacks of oats and 10, 277 sacks of wheat. As California is exporting wheat it is quite probable that this G50 tons of wheat is to be taken foreign from there, o.r at least an equal amount of California wheat in place of it. As Oregon wheat is superior to that of California, the millers below will be glad to ex change for it. But when it goes for eign itself or simply takes the place of other wheat going foreign the im mediate loss to the Oregon farmer is $5 40 per ton, the amount paid the vessel for carrying to San Francisco. A loss on this one cargo to the far mer of $0,500. The grain can be carried foreign from San Francisco no cheaper than from Astoria, hence all the wheat carried to San Fran cisco when California has plenty for home consumption, is at a loss to our farmers of the freight between here and there or 12 to 15 cts. per bushel. As several vessels have sailed for San Francisco this month with full cargoes of wheat it shows that our exporting merchants are not exer cising the proper influence on Ore gon's commerce, nor are our farmers getting a fair price for their wheat. With a fair price, that is to say, the proper or real value given to for the grain here no merchant could afford to ship by the way of San Francisco, and compete with those shipping direct. " One piano every hour," is the start ling announcement recently made by the Stein way Manufacturing company of New York, unquestionably the largest piano manufacturing firm in the world. The justly earned fame and reputation of whose instruments is not confined to America, but is world wide. One piano for every work ing hour! Ten pianos every dav, made and sold by a single firm nearly doubling the sales, as the Internal Revenue returns show, of the next largest maker in America exceeding those of the twelve largest New York manufacturers combined. Of this remarkable fact the New York Obser ver says: " Our forefathers never dreamed in their philosophy, that the New World could so rapidly out-trip the Old in the manufacture of an article deemed by them one of luxury, but now regarded as a ne cessity, and the most prized portion of the furniture of every respectable American house; and yet the fact is beyond contra diction, and all honor is due- to Messrs. Stein way & Sons, who, in this department of manufacturing industry ,have made the name of America famous in every other land." George L. DePrans, Manager of Gray!s Oreeon Branch Music .Store, Odd Fellows'. .Temple,. Portland, isagent for the sale of Steinwav's pianos. , .hU. TOMPH DISPATCBi. The lrice of Gold. Portland, Nov. 24. Gold in New York to-day, 109; Portland Legal Tender rates, 90 buying, aiw$ 91 selling. Miscellaneous. News The effective Spanish force in njba is said to be 5,400 men. The wife of P. T. Barnum is dead. Banumi is in Germany. The report that Tweed Inat been sentenced was premature. Fears of a famine-in Bengal arere vi ved . Th e press ailvsse- Importation from America. The Directors of tits' Bank of Eng land have fixed the-rats- of disconnji at 8 per cent. General Longstrest officrstlie Gov ernment 25,000 Lousianias- to fight the Spanish in Cnba. The funeral of the late John P. Hale took place-in Dover,. New Hamp shire, last Saturday. Peace has been restored between the Turks and the Arabs- at Aden. The Turkish troops- are Withdrawn. The Erie canal is frozen up.. About five hundred boats- between Sehnec tady and Braffalo are stopped by the ice. There 5s nnnsual activity iii- the Washington Navy Yard. "A large force of men are patting up ammuni tion. Yanderbilt declines to receive- the delegation of railroad engineers,, and says he cannot continue ths-wag'ss of employes The impression prevails at Wash ington, in official circles, thafc Spain will make every effort to settle- the v irgmins aliair amicably.. Pev. P. F. Parsliall, of Oakland California has been deposed from the Baptist Church; for immoral practices with the female member&of his flock. The New York Board o'Aldtermn have voted the Departmeutsof Public Works and Parks $1,000,000 eac to furnish work for thlab'oriing classes. The Republican mBnorijfcy in the Spanish Cortes has requested an immediate- convening off that body to consider the- compfeicatedi foreign re lations. Secretary Picbardson says-- if war should occur between the- United States and Spain the Treasury Depart ment wall be fully prepared" to meet the emergency The- massmeetSn" of Ciabari svmnn- thizers at the-Mary liand Institute was the largest and most enthusiastic meeting held in Baltimore since Kossuth's rec$ptifcn A defalcation of about $175,000 was discovered on the 20th in the ac counts of the- Secretary of the Eureka and Boatman's Marine and Fire Insurance- Company of Pittsburgh Plans and specifications have been completed for a magnificent hotel, to be erected in San Francisco opposite the GramJ Hotel, It will be four stories kigft, vfiih a frontage on Mar ket street of about 400 feet. Disasteros fires have swept along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, covering sixty-three miles, burning since Saturday, doing great damage to the railroad burning sev eral bridges houses, fences, grain, stock, etc. Trains on tho Central Branch road were stopped Information has been received at. the Canadian Department of Justice that; a true bill of murder has been found by the Grand Jury of Manitoba against Reil and Lepine. The Gov ernment is reported to have informa tion of serious disturbances among the Indian tribes of the northwest. TheXonsulate at Santiago de Cuba telegraphs the Secretary of State that only fifty-three persons from the Yir ginius were shot. The report that fifty-seven others had been executed is pronounced untrue. It is asserted that the Administration sees its way clearly, and that while war will be avoided the probability is that Cuba will be free. Careful eximination is being made atWashington to determine tho exact status of the steamer Yirginius at tho time of her capture. This will deter mine her right to carry the-Amorican flag and the legality of er. capture. Ifjnot.au jAmerican ship", jand ...flying the Americau'nag, sfte'liau no'inoro right than a pirate,, which might do the same thing. Th.-French Assembly has adopted the amendment prolonging MeMa hon's term seven years. There was much excitement in Paris over the result. Immediately afer the ad journment of the Assembly members of the Cabinet tendered their resig nations, but McMahon refused! to- ac cept tlbem. The Administration is understood to hold that the Yirginius case.Fs casus belli with Spain.. W&en the Spanish gunboats- were seifc9.d an New York in 2869,. Spain argued fftat the Cubans were not rQCOgnifcedS as bel ligerents,., and: that thQ'Sale of arm ed vessels to Spain WAsdfigitiuiate. The State Departmenfraceepted this view and the gspnboats; were released. Under tha-same.. principle we have a right to sell guns.to the Cubans and ship them on, Am eris&rj- vessels.. Throughi trafBe on Lachijie. (Cana dian) canal i completely, blocked.. There is; a heavy ice dam above St. Gabriel, locks. The ice is packed many feat thick,, and it is believed it reaches.to the bottom of the canal.. So early and severe a cold snap has nor been experienced for years.. The loss tOi shippers and forwarders,, of boats which are obliged to remain where they ar.e, is great. The high, wind which prevailed on Monday rose to a gaj e Tuesday evening, and a furious snow storm prevailed Wed nesday mornings The roads are all blocked, and the storm is still raging. Owing to the statement contained in a letter from Havana that on the night of the Xth inst. when the news of the capture, of the Yirginius reach ed Santiago,, Spanish volunteers, in fiendish exultation over their tri umph, visited the widows of Masons shot in 1868,. and brutally outraged the helpless women.. A petition is being signed generally by Masters of Masonic lodges in. Ne-w York, and Past Masters of lodg.es.. calling a ses sion of the Grand Lodge of the State, to take such action as may be. ne.cQS-. sary. " SHOEING HORSES HOW IT IS DOXE IX AMERICA From tho Oregon Bulletin, November 20tlk While walking up First street yesterday afternoon we noticed near the corner of Alder and Second streets a large crowd around some object. Ever on the alert for news items we rushed immediately to the scene to learn the cause of the assem.-. blage. What we found was a Ijor&e lying on the ground tied with an almost ifrnu-. merable number of ropes fasten abound, its legs, oxer its back and in its jaws. These txere held by two strong men, be-, sides which another one had hold of the animal's ttead and nostrils, while a black smith was intently engaged in fitting and, fastening a pair of shoes on tho horse's hind feet, 'he animal it seems was some what obstreperous, evidently not relishing the idea of having bran new shoes,' and it became necessary to throw him down and hold httft ith ropes in order that the, blacksmith vwgkt do tho work. UOW IT S pONE S MEXICO Form tho Cincinnati Camin.orofol A beautiful and high-piritecj orse would never allow a shoe to be put on his feet, or any person to handle his feet. In an attempt to shoe this horse recently, he resisted all effort, kicked aside everj'th ing but an anvil, and came near killing him self against that, and was finally brought back to his stable unshod. This defect was on the eve of consigning him to the plow, where he might work barefoot, when an officer in our service, lately returned from Mexico, took a cord about the size of a common bed-cord, put it in the mouth of the horse like a bit, and tied it tightly on the animal's head, passing the left ear under the string, not painfully tight, but tight enough to keep the ear down and the card in its place. This done, he pat ted the horse gently on the side of the head and commanded him to follow. In- stantlythe horse obeyed, perfectly sub dued, and gentle and obedient as a well? trained dog; suffering his feet to be lifted with entire impunity, and acting in. all respects like an old stager. The gentle man who furnished this exceedingly sim ple means of subduing a very dangerpus propensity, intimattd that it was practiced in Mexico and South America in the man agement of wild horses. JfcSrlfybu wahttoekrVk foftline burWl aell with men who R'drcrtietft tKetABivxiA. t KOJLX'&r . f--,tV.-2 .y ii , .":-'".