Oj taxu!X,iJSthm.,,essss3esBmmamam ' rrT .! Yol. 2. Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, Not. 29, 1873. No. 12;- WEEKLY A XI I IK I' A AulUXllAn. Mr - 1 mtLlSIIKD EVERY "TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, Monitor Building, Astoria, Oresoc. Sf. C. IRGI.AST2 Proprietor Subscription Kates: One Copy one year .. . S3 00 Jne Copy six uftnth-? : 00 Oao Crtpv throe months c - 1 30 &3 Single Number, Ten Cents. . Advertising .Ratcv: 'One Insertion porsquarc, lOlincsor loss...S2 30 ICach jutilitional Insertion, per square 2 00 Yearly adv'is cr month, per square 1 3U Asreiits L. P. Fisher, 20 anS. 2i New Merchants Ex ohange, I5 :uitliori.e3. to act as Agent for the Asroisu.v in San 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 subscribers. lMWWniWWIIIII ! I II ! CITY INTELLIGENCE. The postage en the Tut-Weekly Astoman is 15 cents a quarter ("Cur rency) which must he paid at, the "subscribers post-office. air Oysters in every style, at all hours of day or nightg at the Parker House Rkstau liAKT, Main street, Astovia. CapkGeorgeFlavel returned from 4iis San Francisco visit hy -the Ori iiamme last Tuesday- lrs. F. and the family will remain in 'California several months. Mr. Henry Kindred, . who met with a frightful accident recently on board the steamer Dixie Thgnipson, nearly costing him his right hand, is recovering slowly. The lower red buoy on Clatsop spit, Columbia river, has broken from its anchor, and was met by the -Orifiamme outside the bar on Tues day morning. This was a very im portant buoy, and -should be imme diately replaced. 33A neat, clean, cosey place, for gentle men and ladies to enjoy a dish of fresh Oysters is at the Parker House Restaurant. Gen. Adair and Messrs. C Lein enweber tCo., of the upper town, .have recently made an important ex change of real estate fronting on the ba3r, with the view of extending im provements upon one balf oft&e prop erty involved in the transaction, amounting to some seven or eight lots. Several parties are now on the streams of Clatsop county in search of valuable furs. Mr. Philip Oondit of Clatsop Plains informs us that he Jias caught about twenty fine beaver within a month past, on Clatsop creek and in that vicinity. Messrs. H. S. Dyson & Co. are doing very well on Young's river. "We are in receipt f a fine clus ter of large ripe Mack-berries, pluck ed from the parent stem on the day before Thanksgiving, from the gar den of N. F, Mudge esq., of this city. Blackberries from the bushes in Ore gon on Thanksgiving day J put that in your newspapers, ye of the Atlan tic side, who are commenting upon inclement weather, frozen up canals, -and deep snow drifts. Last Tuesday evening we receiv ed a handsomely printed invitation .and complimentary ticket from the Oregon City Turn Veriens, to be pre sent at their party at Myer's Hall on the evening of the 26th, but as Messrs. Hobson & Warren had also conferred mpon us a token of friendship in the shape of an elegant fat turkey, for our thanksgiving dinner, we could not consistently leave Astoria on that day. We thank our friends however for their kind remembrance, and especially are we greatful to Messrs. Hobson & "Warren for their present. After the close of the Lodge, at Odd Fellows1 hall i.i this city Thanks giving evening, the members present,, numbering some thirty-five brothers' of the order, re-assembied, with Mr. I.- W. Case in the chair, and tempora rily organized an, Odd .bellows' Hall - Association. Messrs. J.-H. D. Gray, G. H. JEJage, C. H. Bain, J. Chappell, an&'G. Reed, .were. appointed a eom- xnitiee to draft articles'of incorpbra- - tion.fix. the ambunt of capital, deter- .niinji.fctthe value 6f shares, ete.,n& " teport'ibextOLhursday evening..- 3 THE ASTORIAH". ' Tillamook serf rolling more rain. Skating on the walks fine sport now. McCormicks Almanac for 1874 is (jut. Sheriff Twilight is now ready to receive taxes on the new assessment. During the operation of starting some new machinery at the Hem lock tannery on the 27th, a man stumbled and fell into a vat prepared t receive ox-hides. lie came out looking very much as though he was opposed to that sort of tanning pro cess. Thanksgiving day 1S73 could not have been more gen erally observed in any community than it was here, by the people of Astoria, and every body -appeai-s to have been recupera ted and ennobled, by such rest and social reunions as the day invoked many a fat turkey, pig, or chicken, was -sacrificed in honor of the event. On the 26th one of the workmen on the roadway of the Farmers wharf dumped the top of a pile into the Farmer Pet, (a square-toed scow used about he works), and in the confusion which followed lost over board a cross-cut saw, hand-axe, hammer and other tools, which will .probably sprout, before they are re covered. The new circular saw at Leinen weber and Co's was started up on Thursday, making about 99,999 rev olutions a minute, or thereabouts. Our informant says he counted as far as 99,900 when his eye was caught by a man in one of the tannery vats who drew himself out on sight. The saw was stopped, but will resume some day next week. : Capt. Flavel's pile driver, which has been to Brookfield under contract to drive the piling for Megler and Jewetts wharf at that place, was re turned to Astoria on Thursday. The work progressed rapidly under the supervision of Mr. Gist, and notwith standing his disabled hand 260 large piles were securely planted, in nine working days. The driver was away thirteen days, T. J. Reeves engineer. KS"i"or fresh Oysters, in every stylo, call at the Parker House Restaurant. Beaver Lodge No. 35, Odd Fellows of Astoria, will celebrate the anniver sary of the institution of the Lodge, December 22d, 1S73, by a social re union at the hall; and on the evening of the 31st by a second meeting, of similar character, to bid the Old Year adieu and welcome 1S74, at both of which a happy, joyous, festal occasion may be anticipated. The order here is gradually gaining strength, and promises well for future years. Now comes the statement that Captain Jones, of the schooner Ener gy at Shoalwater bay, did not try to slip off without paying a debt of hon or. It is said that he was prevented from coming ashore b' the preval ence of a strong southerly wind, and that he voluntarily tendered the money to Sheriff Whitcomb, who was going the same way, as he was anxions to cross the bar before the sea got too heavy. The difficulty with the cook originated from his shying a plate at the Captains head. The ". other side" say that Captain Jones was justified in acting as he did. We have in Astoria several young men of mild disposition, who are as careful of themselves as they are of those about them, and whether it be owing to the salubriousness of the climate, or what, the croppings of an even disposition will appear upon the surface often when least expected, as was the, case a few evenings-siiice, it a discussion "oh the subject of a ceme tery improvement, wnen one oi our youn'g men made a stirring appeal in behalf of the improvement, eonclud-ing-his argument with the statement that the cemetery should made a place of public'resort. Verily, there appears to . but' little other uses for a cemetery here but we quite coincide i&iviSi6.nJjJ &VPprac- nciitMJ yjJi.u vemiMi iiUi,.iuejgruunus. EBITORIAX, NOTES, ETC. The Portland Bulletin says that "the shoaling of the Columbia at points below (Portland) is now the one thing wThich injuriously affects our commerce. An appropriation should be obtained "to remove these obstructions and clean the channel at the earliest possible day. It ia the one great need of Oregon being in importance to our producing classes far above anything that Government can aid us in." It is indeed a very great misfortune for Oregon that the Pacific Ocean will not throw an arm inland 120 miles to Portland of suffi cient depth to float sea craft. The city of Portland has been, is, and ex pects to continue to be, of such im portance and benefit to the producing classes of this State that it is a mis fortune that she is not in tide water, with a harbor equal to the necessities of the case. Congress has made a grant of land to secure the building of a railroad to such a point on the Columbia'as will admit the entrance of the largest of sea going vessels. But railroad companies arc monopo lists, and Congress should, now make another appropriation for the purpose of dredging a ship channel from As toria to Portland, that vessels may compete with the iron horse, and de prive his neigh of the terror with which it now afflicts so many. There is now one vessel (Prof. Airy) above hog's-back, a small ship arid drawing but 17 feet of water whiclrcannot get down the river. She has been there several days waiting for the moon to stretch the tides a little more but it is slow and questionable. rMuch in jury thereby is being die to the producing classes, and if it is not too late we would suggest to President Grant that he include in his message to Congress an item on the improve ment of the lower Columbia,and rec commend that, as it would be unfair for Oregon to expect the whole Uni ted States Treasury to be emptied in her lap, the breakwater construction at Port Orford be posponed a year or two. By all means let the producing classes oi Portland have ashipchan nal to their doors, at the expense of Uncle Sam, for Nature is unkind and illiberal. One of the standing jobs which will besiege Congress for some time to come is the proposition to refund the cotton tax, amounting to about sixty millions of dollars. At the last session it was brought to a test vote in the House, and though defeated, developed more strength than its op ponents expected. There are indi cations of preliminary movements to bring a powerful lobby to bear in its favor at the approaching session. The Philadelphia Leger says it is one of the first duties of the hour, and most effectual methods of end ing the panic, to cultivate the idea "that the world is not coming to an end because of the eollapse of certain unfortunate enterprises and unwise operations." Count de Chambord's unlucky letter reminds one of the saying of Martin Van Buren, that he would rather tunnel -fifty miles, to hold an interview with a person, than write him a letter. Rev. A. C. McDougall, of Califor? niaia now on a visit to this State, to labor in behalf of the temperance cause. He is not acceptable to all, by considerable. -The Chinese have taken to large- ly adulterating their teas. In London notices have-been given tomerchapts in China that all spurious teas will henceforth be'destroved. Excellent Those Sugar Cured Hams, and. haUrih.JioiL Buttor. KrVsh iwww ' tl fitiiir year's .crop),.Corn;Moal.-.Cracked .Wheat. ' M Hominy, aMC&L':" lT.JlLtf fj WmW DISPATCHES. The lBrice of Gold. Portland, Nov. 2S Gold in New York to-day, 109; Portland Legal Tender rates, 90 J buying, and 91J selling. Miscellaneous Kexrs. The Utah Southern Railroad to Provo is finished. McMahon has accepted the resig nation of several of his Cabinet. Reports that violence had been offered by the Madrid populace to General Sickles are pronounced false. There is no possibility, it is said, of settling the diplomatic controversies between Spain and the United States for many months to come. Colonel Wm. II. Farrar, formerly United States Attorney at Portland, Oregon, and of the late years repre senting much Pacific Coast legal business at Washington, died on Fri day last. The Spaniards claim that the Vir ginius was not an American vessel; that Ryan was not an American citi zen, and that the vessel was in un lawful expedition at the time of the capture. The prospect of war with the Unit ed States seems to be accepted at Ha vana. The Captain General and-his military chiefs are having frequent consultations. Active preparations are being made for defending Ha vana. The mills in the vicinity of Troy, New York, employing over five thou sand persons, resumed work on the 24th. The mills at Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, which have resumed work, give employment to 650 men. Tweed remains in the Tombs, but is complaining of the dampness and stench of the cell in which he was first placed. Over one million dol lars' worth of his property was trans ferred on the 25th. It consisted en tirely of real estate in New York. The Counsel for Tweed present a bill comprising nine objections on which to base arguments for stay of proceedings. 'I he prosecuting officer may ask time to consider the bill,, and Judge Davis may possibly take time to consider the points presented. It is reported in the meantime that Tweed will not be placed on Black welPs Island. The explanations given by the French Government with regard to the pastoral of the Bishop of Nancy, ordering prayers for the recovery of Metz, and Strausburg, are regarded as unsatisfactory. The Archbishop maintains an attitude of resistance,, and is surprised at the severity of the measure. The War Department has issued a general order requiring that all dis bursing officers, as far as practicable, shall keep the bulk of all public funds advanced to them in independent Treasury offices, and limit the de posits in the local depository banks to such amounts only as may be ac tually necessary for small local pay ments. The agent of the Associated Press is authorized by Minister Sickles to say there is no foundation for the re port published in New York on the 21st, to the effect that he (Sickles) had broken off social relations with the Foreign Minister, and that' he had expressed an opinion that war was inevitable. The agent is also authorized to state that official and personal relations between Minister Sickles and the Spanish officials are unchanged, and that Mr. Sickles has not expressed any opinion as to the Trending question. The New York Republican Cen tral Committee have adopted a se ries of resolutions, declaring the cap ture of the Virginias and the slaugh ter of the crew an outrage demand ing speedy redress and security against repetition, extending sym pathy to all people struggling for freedom, but declaring that if Spain is in earnest in her design to estab lish a Republic she will liberate the slaves in her territories and eive the people of Cuba a government of their own choice; concluding with a resuiuuuii expressing conscience in the Administration to uphold" the honor of the Government in the mat ter. The French barJclNouvean St. ! .t i i i, )Ua , .. , , ,, I Olichael has4beenchartered .-to-load' ;lieatfor Cork at--410?. Shecomes rom San Francisco. -i " i jM?inthisjcOunty. . v MAKIXE NEWS. A. M. Simpson & Brother of San Francisco, leading men of the North Pacific coast trade,, have purchased the steam tug C. J.. Brenham, for use on the Coos Bay bar- They Iiave built a vessel at Coos bay every year for several years past,, and we under stand intend to build another next season. Of the vessels built by them we have in this trade-the-barken tines Melancthon, Webfootr Oregonian, and the Portland. Tliy are all first class vessels. We are informed from private sources that the following vessels in South American ports- October 25th have been chartered to load with grain in the Columbia river for the United Kingdem: Sophia D.,.McCas lin master; Nonahtumr Thomas; Al loa, Henry; Ssgamorer Woqd; Ad miral Fitzroy, Francis;- Itasca,, Rich; and the Annie W. Weston,. Yates. We do not feel justified in adding some of the list$ without further in formation.. The Portland Commercial has the cargo of the Mariano- down for the United Kingdom. As the Mariano cleared from Astoria for San Francis co, the cargoes of the schooner Hera, barkentine Portland, and steamer Idaho, could with equal propriety be included in the list, but are not so mentioned by that paper. Perhaps the Commercial thought the Mariano sailed on a foreign voyage. It is no doubt difficult for interior papers to note exactly the movement of sea vessels. . We have often heard of fast men slow men, and the like, but for genu ine business men, refer to some of the masters of our coasting vessels. Capt. Clements, for example, wishing to get to seawith the Rival as early as possible, himself turned out at the star light, and as captain, mate and stevedore,, loaded 20,000 feet of lum ber at FerrelPs wharf before break fast! The Commercial Herald says the purchase of the C. J. Brenham for Coos bay was made necessary from the-recent wreck of the only service able tug. there and that she will go at once toher new field of labor, as a fleet of vessels now lie there unable- to reach the Coal banks for want of a suitable tug. The trial of FrankHarrismate of the ship Sunrise, was concluded at noon on the 25th in the- United States Circuit Court at San Francisco. Harris was convicted on the 20 counts of indictment for cruel treat ment of sailors He- received the verdict of the Jury with perfect cool ness. The schooner Ivanhoe,. Wells master, went to sea on Thursday with a cargo of flour, etc., from Portland for Coos bay,, in exchange for coal. We hope Capt. Wells will make an other similar exchange, and thus open a new line on the coastwise trade of Oregon. The ship Roswell Sprague, hence for Liverpool February 20th, with a cargo of 44,000 bushels of wheat, and afterwards put into Valparaiso in dis tress, after a severe storm,, left Val paraiso for San Fraucisco on the loth of October. We understand that the bark Whistler, Captain Simpson recently from Knappton to Bolivia with a car go of lumber, will not return to the Columbia river at present. She is now hi San Francisco. The schooner Gotama, one of Simpson's vessels reported outside at San Francisco, a few days ago, as the telegraph stated "from Astoria," did not go from here, but was from Coos bay. . It is stated that the Ellen Goudy goes foreign from San Francisco, with fi o!.rcrct nf w"hpaf. Inarlpl of. Vsillam and that vessel is dropped from our list thus. The new schooner Ettie Mav. loaded with, wheat.for San Francisco, left'liere yesterday. ' Sheis a.meat, trim, little vessei,4built(!atu W estport . s J.- .r rrv Y P .r-Hi .;. iMff tut ,lv 2,' Pil r. -U ; - i- " " w .ivir'iv .";'..