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ASTORIA Dec. 2, 1873
The principal shippers of wheat
from San Francisco this season, have
been E. E. Morgan's Sons who clear
ed the largest number of vessels, say
21; Makin & Hubback, 18; Dickson,
De Wolf and Co., 10; Alacfarltme,
Blair and Co., 10; Rodgers and Mey
ers, 9; Balfour, Guthrie and Co., 8;
Ealkner and Bell,8; N. Ten Bosch, 5:
R. B. Irwin and Co. and Gildermcis
tei Meucke andCo., each 4; "William
T. Coleman, 3; Farmers' Co-operative
Union, 2; and the following houses
each one carge: Henry Lund, A. E.
Sabetie and Co., R. Fuerstein and Co.
Parrott and Co., G. O'Hara Taaffe
and Starr Brothers and Campbell.
The two cargoes cleared by the Far
mers' Co-operative Union were "sold
before leaving iort, and one of the
cargoes .cleard by E. E. Morgan's
Sons was sold before the vessel had
finished -loading. With these and
other trival corrections, the figures
given represent the whole number
ofrcargoes cleared by the respective
houses. This is the first season of
E. E. Morgan's Sons, though the
house has been long established in
New York. The Bulletin says the sea
son so far 'has been a poor one for ship
pers, .and considerable money has
already been lost, chiefly on vessels
chartered to arrive.
A Yankee named Pease has ta
ken possession of one of the largest
of the Bonin Islands, five hundred
miles off the coast of Japan, and has
raised the American flag over the
groupe, they voul4 make a desirable
station for our navy in eastern waters.
They were uninhabited until 1826,
when a settlement was made by some
sailors. In 1853 Commodore Perry
recommended them as an available
depot for steamers between Japan
and California. It is not known
whether Japan assumes any sov
ereignty over the Islands, but it is
intimated that if the United States
desire them no objection would be
raised by that Government.
Dispatches from Hindostan an
nounce fears of a famine in the Ben
gal Presidency are revived, and that
the press of Calcutta is advising that
food be imported from America. A
failure of crops in a country so dense
ly populated as India is would he a
great calamity. If the suggestion
made in Calcutta to obtain food from
America, be adopted, it would result
in a still greater demand being made
upon our surplus bread stuffs. The
Pacific Coast is nearer to the East
Indies tlian the wheat producing
States of the Atlantic, and tkeexpor
tations of food if any are made, will
probably go from California or Ore
W. F. Doole, for two years past
public librarian of Cincinnati, Is go
ing tj take charge of the public libra
ry which Chicago has been accumu
lating since the great fire. The li
brary now lias 7,U00 volumes and an
annual income of $50,000.
One thousand sacks of choice
Oregon wheat sold in San Francisco
a few days ago at $2 21 cents ber
rental; 17,500 sacks of good Oregon
milling sold at prices ranging from
$2 27 to $2 27h per cental. This good
wheat takes the place of California
wheat shipped foreign.
James Bailey of East Andover,
New Hampshire, has a pair of boots
that were made for him 46 years ago,
They are still in good wearing con
dition, having beer? half-soled but
One hundred thousand dollars
to loan to farmers is being accumu
lated at Cedar Bapids, by a eompany
organiised for that purpose.
A French astronomer thinks he
vclll be able to find out during the
'"'cqaung transit of Venus, whether
-2'he planeJtis inhabited.
, Bret Harie has been indulging
n some lievolutioaary Iteminiseen-
ifeV, in order to prove that lie isn't
Now that we are all talkipg finance,
it is a good time to talkitphildsoph-
, ically? A curious' faith in a very old
-fallacy comes under our notice. It'
used to be considered that wealth
was money; that the more money a
nation had, the more wealthyat was,
and tears were shed over the suppos
ed impoverishment of a country
when money went out of it. It must
be a lingering taint of this ancient
superstition that leads the St. Louis
Republican to extol hoarding. "A
money that is not worth hoarding,"
it says, "ought to be got rid of by
the Government. The habit of
hoarding good money is a natural
virtue rather than .a vice."
"What are we to say to such talk as
this from a leading journal of the
great "West, where the rich harvest
of capital is plowed in and not hoard
ed! But if anybody in the AVest is io
avow such a doctrine, it ought surely
to bg'St. Lotlis a city whose growth
and enterprise have been checked
by the miserly illiberality of her
rich men. Her millionaires have
ever been given to hoarding, and by
their niggardly policy have made St.
Louis the second instead of the first
great trade center of the West. The
same policy that is keeping San Fran
cisco back; is keeping Portland back;
and in fact any other place where it
But apart from such exceptional
cases, this vast American civilization
is a grand demonstration of the sound
political econemy, as well as the
sound ethics, of Christ's parable re
garding the investment of the talents.
The lord of the estate denounced the
man who " was afraid and went and
hid" his talent in the earth, as a
u wicked and slothful" fellow, and
the language was hardly too strong.
Hoarding is a trait of barbarism.
Just so far as nations rise above bar
barism, just so far they abandon
hoarding, and no farther. War, an
other and the greatest exhibition of
barbarism, is the great modern ex
cuse for hoarding. The war-like na
tions cannot do banking. Germany,
France, and all the continent of Eu
rope are constantly subject to war,
-with its devastations, its financial
disasters and its rupture of all con
tracts. Great Britain has not felt
the terror of war within the four seas
this 200 years. The inhabitants of
the continent do not dare to bank,
and hence they hoard. Long peace,
on the other hand, has given to the
British people confidence to put their
money in bank. What is the result?
Great Britain is, to-daythe banker,
the strong arm, of the world. It is
her capital that is subduing the
world, her political system and its
natural outgrowth that are supplant
ing all other political systems, her
morals that are making the world
Christian. She may say with tri
umphant cenfidence: " Let me sup
ply the eapital of the world, and I
care not who shoulders its needle-
guns." Let us cease to glorify France
for paying her milliards out of the
old stockings. Let us rather commis
erate her that her continued wars
have, made any other bank but the
stockings safe, and that, when her
talents come out from their napkins,
it is not to found colonies, build rail
roads, erect school systems and civil
ize the world, but invest it in war
loans and to liquidate, the gigantic
ransom of a nation's captivity.
The case of Brown, the negro,
who is in the State Prison of Indiana
for violating the State's law against
intermarriage of blacks and whites,
is to be contested in the United States
Supreme Court on the basis of the
Fourteenth Amendment. .
Hunt, the Brooklyn Uriah Heep,
who quotes so much scripture and
lias ruined so many school-girls, has
been discharged from court, on con
dition that he will leave town never
to return, the witnesess against him
having been spirited away.
A lawyer at Jefferson city, Mis
souri, is preparing a suit against the
State to recuver the $30 per capita
and one per cent, property tax levied
on the citizens in lieu of military ser-
I vice I y the Act of March, 1863, the
i hole amounting to about $600,000.
A PE3TAX. SCALE.
Some one has "been arranging a
scale of crimes and penalties in the
city of New York, based ;upon facts
which have actually transpired. Is
it any wonder that the administra
tion of Justice in that city provokes
almost general derision? s
Stealing five cents (starving wretch
in Nassau street, sentenced by Recor
der Hackett), five years hardlabor.
Stealing two dollars, (case occurred
on Ninth avenue), twenty years hard
Stealing $6,000,000 in one day, (no
punishment except feeing lawyers.)
Killing one's father, after coming
300 miles for the purpose (clerkship
in Sing Sing, till accommodating Gov
ernor is elected and the thing blows
Killing a man in cold blood (when
rich) four years(?) clerkship in Sing
Killing a man in heat of passion
(when poor)hanged within six weeks.
Burning a score of houses in order
to have insurance i'Aaron Jones, fire
bug), four years, which is to be an
nulled. Setting fire to an old trunk, with
same laudable intention (poor Ger
man woman," only a few months in
the country), hard labor for life.
The property of the Oregon Iron
Works Company at Portland, will be
sold to-morrow at public auction, by
Twenty tons of frozen beef were
shipped from Melborne to England
List of Lettkrs Remaining in tho Post-of-fico
at Astoria, unclaimod, on tho 1st day of
Birley, John Kukendale, Luko
Berry, M. T. 2. Lock, Henry H.
Chrishtians, The. Lewis, Howell
Christians, Theodore Linguist, P. M.
Clayton, G. A. P, Lowe, It. M.
Davis, John Martine, Patrick
Drake, Prank Miller, James
Edgar, Will, Murry,Miss01iveM.
Edmunds, John Packard, J. A.
Enberg, S. J. Parker, W. P.
Pisher, John Philips, Wm.
Gates, Daniel Stettmein, H.,wife
Gere, Payette Sullins, Mrs. Mary
Grant, Eohert Sullins, Mrs. Mary E
Hegler, J. P: Titan, P.
Hobfcon, John W. Titman, Peter
Hopkinson, Prof. Wodleigh, W. J.
Houghton; Mrs. C. Wilier, Pred.
Humburg, Herrn P. Winslow. Asa T.
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COM
mon Council will bo held in tho Council
room, this (TUESDAY) evening, Dec. 2d, at
7 o'clock. By order of tho Mayor.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVE THIS DAY
entered into a Co-partnership, for tho pur
pose of carrying on a General Marketing busi
ness, at the old stand of A. J. Donaldson, near
llolladay's Wharf, Astoria. Oregon.
W. P. GRAY,
Astoria, Dec. 1 , 1873. A. J. DONA LDSON.
All accounts of tho old iirm will bo settled
by Donaldson & Raymond. d2 lm
Main Street, Astoria Oregon,
(Near Holiday's Wharf.)
GRAY & DONALDSON,
EESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN
tion of tho public to tho fact that tho
above Market will always bo supplied with a
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS!
Which will bo sold at lowest rates, wholesale
and retail. Special attention given to supply
ing ships. oc7tf
MONEY SAVED BUYING THE " HOME"
Sewing M chino RECENTLY patented.
Combines all IMPROVEMENTS
of othor Machines. A CHILD can
HUN and UNDERSTAND it. It is
tho BEST, because tho SIMPLEST
and NOT liable to get out of order,
Furnished in live different stvles.
Pricos from CO to 80 Dollars.
Hommer and Feller, Braider.Ruf
fler, (Jaugo, Quilter, extra Throat
plate. Shuttle, six Bobbins, twelvo
Needles, etc, FREE Willi EACH
ftg" Guarantees Perpetual. "S3
Wo also continuo to sell tho favorito HOME
SHUTTLE. Prices REDUCED-No. 1. $28;
No. 2, 3 iO; No. s, (half case), 15. Orders for
EirUER Machine promptly tilled and forwar
ded, on receipt of price.
te. ACTIVE AGENTS Wr ANTED. Oil and
all kinds of Sowing Machine Needles for sulo.
GEO, W, TRAVEK, Gcn'l Agont,
S. W. cor. Morrison and Third streets,
d2::hn -ipuland, Oregon.
XrOTICE.-UnUodStnteLftnd Office, Oregon
JJi City, Oregon. .Novembor ith, 1&7-,
Complaint having been ontcred at this offieo
by .Noyos S. Welch auajnst m. H. lackptt,
o awrth, range 10 west, in Clatoi eonntw Oror
gon, with a view to the cancellation uf said
! entryj the satd pRrtio uro herbv summoned
w appear axmis emco on tne zza uay t J unu
ary, 7if at ten o'clock x. au to respond and
furniah testimony concerning ?aid alleged nban
donmeut, OWEN WADF, Rotor,
tud. xw HENRY W ARltE. , lUcoi ver
ior utsuuuomng njs noinesteaa ntry, io Ut-ii,
dated October i to, lb7w, upon &e wyiofsw
m sec 20. and thcTxrK-ot nwii sac 2fl.numshfn
17RANK FABRE, at
IANK FABRE, at the Central Market,
Portland, has'cnlarged his COFFKE'effili;
and added such improvements ns will enable
him to provide Epicures with the best in the
Market. Parties furnished with Hot. Coffceon
short notice. Give thd Central Market CofiVo
Stand a trial ocltf
GOODS FOR THE SEASON
i mm !
SeUing Less than Cost
"H ' H' N U H1 Q T II P V
T THE STORE OF THE LATE GEORGE
bli-uiu.biib, deceased, Astoria Oregon,
HAS TO BE SOLD;
And in order to settlo up the affairs of tho es
tate tho undersigned, administrator, is now
offering the entire lino, embracing a verv de
sirable quality of goods at prices below actual
JKSCall and Examine for Yourselvcs.TCa
W5TA11 persons having bills against tho es
tate will pleaso present tho same, with proper
vouchors for payment. And all persons owing
the estato will please come forward and settle,
or make arrangements to settle tho same, and
save costs. C. S. WTtlGHT,
"VTOTICE. Whereas, my wife Lucinda has
S left my bed and board without any just
cause or provocation. Any and all persons are
horeby forbid trusting her on my account, as I
will pay no debts by her contracted.
d2 3w N. M. X1MBALL.
Fancy Poultry i Sale.
THE UNDERSIGNED, ABOUT TO RE
movo from Astoria, offers his stock of fan
cy Poultry for sale, at tho following reduced
Silver Spangled Hamburgs $7 ."0 per pair
Buff Cochins ! 5 00
Light Brahmas 5 00 "
Duck-Wring Game 3 00 "
ft All Chickens aro warranted to bo Puro
blooded. A.J. M EGLER,
n2!tf Astoria, Oregon.
FARM FOR SAXjE.
THE DONATION LAND CLAIM of ALVA
GONDII', on Clatsop Plains.
One of the Finest Situated places in Clat
Consisting of Six Hundred and Forty Acres,
nearly all under fence, with a nice Orchard,
together with Stock, Plows, and othor Agri
cultural Implements, including a new Wagon,
team of Horses, harness, otc, is now offered
for sale on very favorable terms, For particu
lars, address, ALVA CONDIT,
n2ti 2m Skipanon, Clatsop Co., Ogn.
TUNER & REGULATOR.
From the House of Matthias Gray,
621 and H25 Clay strout. San Francisco. Cal.,
and Odd Fellow's Temple, Portland.
THE ONLY TUN ER, WITH ONE EXCEP
tion, to whom Mr. Gray has over given a
"N ritten recommendation.
Kr Mr. Schoon will soon visit Astoria, and
orders loft at tho Astorian Offick will be
promptly attonded to. n2Stf
BEITS MUSIC STORE!
G. JL. BeFllANS,Man(taer,
Odd Fellows1 Temple, Portland.
New and Second-hand Furniture
Spring, Hair, Feather,
JUoss, "Wool, and Pulu Beds
Jilankets, spread.-, bhcets,
Pillowa, Pillow Case, etc.
H "i j Price Paid for
- (v$kidmoreT Building,)
Corner of First arid Taylor Street,
Portland, Oregon. I6
&. c. jnniviuvsov
A. B. Richardson.
AUCTIONEER-Corner of Front and Oak ft..
, orumm. orogon.rfAuction Sales of Real
Etate,-Grocerios, tfeneral Merbhandi?o ai.d
ixuw. -ale? ctincsdny and Satuiday.
IKS-Larjro nortment of Groceries, Liquor,
etc., at Private &ulc. Liberal advance. mado
on consignments. A. 15. RICHARDSON
Charles S- Wright;
AUCTIONEER Cor of Main and Chenamns
Street, Astoria. Goods received on consign
ment and i-old to the highest bidder. "
I ArCTIONEER-Olfiee 40 First St., Portland.
J. WM. WKLril. FR VNK HOBSOX,
JuUIESJF. WELCH d; Co.
Office at J. "W. Gcarhnrt'b Store, Abtorin,.
ORDERS LEFT WITH MR. GEARIIART
for ariy kind of Teaminc, will bo promptly
attended to. Wood of all kinds constantly on
hand. Orders solicited. oc-rtf
THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY, beTonjr
ing to tho estate of A. Crosby doceasod, is
for rent. 1 or particulars apply to
, , ' -AIKEN, Administrator
Astoria, ov. 20th, lSIX-tV of said Estate
George A. Pease,
Pacific Boot and ShocStoro,
Is now prepared to wait on hia customer?,
At The Old Stand Again!
S.W. Cornor First and Morrison Streets,
OREGON ROOT AND SHOE STORE!,
S. X. BARR, J. c. KINGSLEY.
BAKU 0 KINGSLEY,
PRINCIPAL RETAILERS OF THE STA
plo brands of Eastern, California aiid Ore
gon Roots and Shoes, No. 135 First street cor
nor Yamhill. Portland Oregon.
JJS3" With our long experience and small ex
pense wo aro enabled to sell choapor than any
other house in tho city of Portland. As tho
proverb goes SI 00 .saved is 32 00 made: Call
and seo and give us your trade.
BARR & KINGSLEY.
S. Gr. Skidmore,
Druggist and Apothecary,
Has Removed to his
NEW AND ELEGANT STORE
111 First St., next to L. C. Hcnriehson's,
Portland, Oregon. aa?
BLACKSMITH AND TOOL MAKER an$
manufacturer of of $U IdmV of
Praining, Moulding, and Turning- Took,
Saws of all hinds Straightened and Repaired,
and all kinds of Saw Teeth mado and repaired
anu saws turncu anil straightened. Urders at
tended to promptly. 11. THEN KM ANN,
4Ujbront st, Portland,
Fishel & Rojberts,
Corner Firt and Washington Streets
THE BEST VALVE
FOR THE LEAST AfONEV,
Willamet Iron Works
, Incorporated Sopt U, I860.
Cor. Xorth Front and D sts Portland.
P. iTTTBOGEN, I PETER TAYLOR,
AKD BRASS FOUNDERS, BOILER WMEfii,
-General Machinists, and
"jVfANUFACTURE and HAVE FOR FALE.
tX II jgh and Low Prourp Marjno nndSta-:
tionery Jbngfnes and Rollers'; Saw Mills, Urirt
Mills. Quartz. Mining, and Agricultural Ma
chinery, WATER WHEKLS of sororal pat
terns, equal to any Imported, on hnd ind
made to order, of any xfze. REPAIRING of
Machinery and Hoilors promptly attondod to,
and executed with neatnoss and dispatch. The
Largest and. BEST STUCK OF PATTERNS
north of San Francisco. No chargo for tho uso
of thorn. Agents for KNOWLJaJ PATENT
STEAM PUMP, the best in ue. Abo, Asmte
forthe AMMONJACAJ HKEPAKAyiON for
the removal of Hoilor seale, I)kGroot? Or
namkntu. Iron Fiesrit. a variety of beawtlful
patterns for Cemeteries, ete. H&uao 'Castings.
etc.. etc. JAMiW LOTAN.