CP rim FJJr-ilUFr..,pijiS't,.tii, n.)ii,.rtirnMvw g?yv?'y&tgrtreat S5r !tU!X!lul'lJL!L'ir,j;,'-.'it1.i'.' .wi-.i ;, I '.' .jwh ri '.. 'Miiihj imw " ' "J w. .KJfJJlSSLlJiSJtjjm .ri ;-sa Vol. 2. Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, Dee. 9, 1873. IsTo. 16. JLmt3SJJtiLiSX KLJJlllliAu'iiJ.-.MJL I KiLi l. .s.J-! m-j. O, v ; STK IT M "I 1; I - 'fWt , njL !THE ASTOSIAS". 1U HUSHED EVERT TUESDAY, THUIISDAY AXD SATURDAY, Monitor Building, Aston?., Oregon. I. C IRESTAXI .. .Proprietor Knhheriiiijoii IS:eY&: "Ono Cepy one year. S5 00 yno Copy fix ironths 3 00 )no Cfpv three months .. . 1 00 K-Cr Single .X umber, Ton Cents. U A;Sccrti.sinjr Kates-: Ono Insertion porsqwirc, 10 lines or Jcss.,.$2 HO 3?ach juiditiiipal Insertion, per square 2 00 Yearly auivV per month, per square 1 30 Agcnis- L. P. Fisfira, 20 and 21 New Merchants Ex jc&rijyrc, i- cithoriod to act as Agent for the Asroiaw : San Francisco. Any friend who feel8' an interest in the pros perity of lh: region, is authorized to act xs Agent for thN papp', in procuring subscribers. CITY INTELLIGENCE. lee cream and cakes at the festi val to-nitrht. The Columbia river above the Cascades is closed with ice. Only 25 cants .admission at the festival this evening. Molicy will be "well spe't. Hot coffee and sandwiches .at the Ladies7 Festival at the Congrega tional church this evening. The bark Garibaldi, and the ship Annie M. SmulL are reported in , Shanghai, without engagements, Oc tober 24th. Tlie barken tine Portland and schooner Lovett Peacock, were only four days from Astoria to San Fran cisco on the last voyage, Both ar rived there on the 22d. The proposed sale of the Knapp--ton mill did not come off at Oyster ville on the 3d. owning to a inisun derstanding occasioned by tardy and insullicient mail facilities between Astoria and Portland. The property will be re-advertised and sold on the 14th proximo. George L. DePrans has resigned from the management of M. Gray's branch music store at Portland. The business will be continued as usual by Mr. Benitz, who has been appoint ed to the management by Mr. Gray. Mr. DePrans has a host of friends -who will regret to have him leave the State. The cold snap let up in this ssc tion Friday evening somewhat, and the many hopes of skatists and slid ists on sleds now sleep -sweetly thro' serene days until the seasons change and send some more snow. Since the above was written the weather has changed again, in favor of the skatists. Three days is the average trips of a sea going steamer from Astoria to San Francisco 647 miles, but it sometimes takes the same craft three days to get here from Portland. The last trip of the Ajax from Astoria for San Francisco, was made in 70 hours. Tlie last trip of the same steamer from Portland to Astoria, 110 miles, consumed 48 hours. The admiral Fitzroy, put down for this port, is on the berth loading -with wheat in San Francisco for Eu rope. If the wheat had been at As toria the Admiral Fitzroy would have come here for it, but she could not go to Portland after It. The same may be said of the Ellen Gondy7 hence from. San Francisco on the 22d with a cargo of 30,462 centals of (perhaps) Oregon wheat valued at $65,000. The ship David Brown, al so put down for this river, and once reported as having arrived at Port land, is also on the berth, loading in San Francisco, while our wheat is be ing carried down to her in coasters. "Well may Portland ask: Why Is it that no large vessels can be found to charter for loads at that port. The Admiral Fitzroy, chartered to load in San Francisco for Cork at 3 10s; and the David Brown 3 2s 6d. Five pound sterling will not bring vessels to Portland; but for Astoria the ;same rates -would be engaged for as at .San Francisco. - The steamer California was un able to reach Portland for the ice, -and is loading below the mouth of the Wallamct river for Northern ports. The schooner ELnorah left yes terday with several small boats in tow, and a large number of passen gers, for Knappton. She will load another cargo of lumber for Brook lield. ' Messrs. C. A. McGuIre, J C. McGuire, TV. Linfelter, J. West, W Adams, Mr. McCullough, and M. Ernest all of Westport, were at the American Exchange Hotel, Portland, on the 4th inst. The steam tugs Merrlmac and Sedalia both met with accidents on Saturday last. The shaft-couplings to the Merrimac was broken, and the rock-shaft to the Sedalia was broken. The latter was repaired and in running order yesterday. The Merrimac is being repaired at Knappton, Will the Oregonian please inform the San Francisco Commercial Herald that it cost the farmers of the TVaS la met valley twenty-one cents a bushel on the cargo of 4 ISA tons of wheat carried to the United Kingdom from Portland by the bark Lieut. Maury, over and above what it would have cost had the vessel taken her cargo on board at Astoria ? Hereafter but three steamers a month will ply between Astoria and San Francises. Consequently the Oiiflamme may not be expected un til Friday, as sho would not leave San Francisco until to-day. And should thejr receive news of the close of navigation on the lower Columbia, above Astoria, perhaps there will be no steamer this week. Will the Oregonian please inform the San Francisco-Commercial Herald that the British ship Eskdale, CapL Jenkinson, hence for Cork on the 4th inst., -was thirty-one days in the river on account of going to Portland to receive her cargo, and that she was then unable to receive more than half a cargo ; was compelled to take nearly half of her cargo at Astoria before pioceeding to sea ? The Ajax left here Sunday morn ing for San Francisco with a few pas sengers and light freight. The cause of her detention was from having stopped to accommodated four pas sengers who wished to get on board from the Kalama steamer, tlie opera tion of the transfer being so slow that the steamship drifted on a sand -bar at ebb tide, compelling her to re main there twenty-four hours. Shipping revived rapidly in the harbor Saturday morning, after the prevailing florin of the previous day or two. The mail bsat from Portland Friday night did not arrive until Saturday morning. The Emma Hay ward with barge Nez Perce Chief, and the Mary Bell, Ben Holladay, Sedalia. Merrimac, andothcr steam ers started out after business as usual. People who were here weather bound returned to their homes, vessels be gan to arrive and depart again as usual. The storm was not so bad but that any steamer running here could perform her service, but there being no absolute necessity for it, they re mained in port Hon. S. E. Barr, Inspector of customs at Oysterville, informs that so far this -season 70,566 baskets of oysters have been exported from Shoal water bay, as follows for the months of September, October and Novembers To San Francisce: Baskets J, it'll Crellen 24 522 Espy it Company. ......V.V...V..."l7lo''i Shoahvater Ifciy Companv l?'' 50 Washington Oyster Comuipay .7.".ula0 Total To Portland Espy & Company "Wing ife Company , ...67,718 l,r),8 ....1,323 Grand TotaL. 70,399 The principal of the season is over for 1873. The snow storm of the 3d inst. extended to Shoahvater bay, and left about two inches on the ground. The boys were preparing for line times skating, as it has been a long time since an opportunity was pre sented for such sport in that region. Post OHIccr Xotice. The Gonor.il Delivery at the Astoria Postoffice will he open daily, (except Sun day?), from S o'clock a. m. until G p. m. On Sunday from 1 to 2 o'clock p. m. Money Orders issv.ed from 8 a. ji, to 4, MAILS CLOSE: For Portland and intermediate offices, at hxA o'clock a. 31. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday:;. For Skipanon, Seaside house, and Tilla mook. Tuc-dayft, Thursdays, Satm days. For Forts Stevens, and Cape Disappoint ment, Unity. Oysterville, and Olympia Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 7:30 a. m. FerKr.f.ppton, Grays river, Klaskanine, Youngs river, Lewis, and Clarke, Neha leni valley, etc., irregular. CHANGES N POSTAL .LAWS. 1. Franking j nivilcge abolished. 2. No mail matter can pass free. 3. Publishers must pay postage on ex changes received. 4. ltal cai ds cannot be sent to dead letter office, nor u sed a second time. 5. pG.-tagera ustbe collected on newspa pers published in the county, when deliv ered through the mails. G. Ordinary card's may be sent through the mails wi'.h one cent stamp, provided the -message ib pointed. The address may be written. XEVTSFAPER DECISIONS. I. Any p 3ion who takes a paper regu larly from the post-oflicc whether direct ed to his m.mo or another's, or whether he h;is subscr bed or not is responsible for the paym-ent. 2. If any person orders his paper discon tinued, ho must pay all arrearages, or the publKhe-- may continue to send it, until payment is made, and collect the whole amount- whether the paper is taken from the ollic o or not. 3. Tl ic courts have decided that refusing to take newspapers and periodicals from the po -t-omce, or removing and leaving them uncalled lor, is prima iacie evidence of intentional fiaud. wj'.fsf licceired.A. new stock of Waf erproof, Flannels, Prints, all varieties of P.oseing, and all kinds of Gloves; also a now stock of Oil Suits, suitable for Win ter wear, and Rubber Boots, fitted for wear and tare, and the celebrated Mack intosh Rubber coats. x All of which shall bo sold as cheap as the Cheapest. A. VAN DUSKX. Corner Main and Chenamus streets. School BooJcs. I have lately re ceived all the different kinds of New School Books required to be used in this State, that can now bo found in San Fiancisco. Also, Slate pencils, Blotting pads, a good as sortment of Stationery, Di awing paper, CARD BOARD, Perforated board, Ink, (Carmine, Purple and Black). Likewise a new stock of Crockery, Clocks and a large assortment of Lamp Chimne3's, all of which will be sold cheap for cash. 2. T. CASE, oltf Chenamus St., Astoria. noy For frosh Oysters, in every style, call at the Parkek Ileusi: lltsrAUitAsr. La dies J?V!Si;Z.--This,Tucsclay evening, the 9th inst, for the purpose of raising funds to complete furnishing the seats of the Congregational Church. The Ladies of the Congregotional Society have been laboring strenuously for a year, for the above purpose, but still lack the full amount, which it is hoped this Festival will yield. The Festival will consist of the refreshments of the season, music, etc. A small admission fee of 25 cents will be charged. dltd 5" Oj'stcrs in ovory stylo, at all hours of day or night, at the Parker House Restau rant, Main street, Astoria. Teaclicr Wanted, A Teacher, Male or Female, to teach in the Distiiet School, in District No. 3, Clatsop plains, Clatsop county, Oregon. Communicate to the undersigned. J.A.PACKARD. d-3 2w Skipanon, Oregon. G7A neat, clean, cosoy placo, for gentlo men and ladies to ODJoy a dish of fresh Oysters is at tho Parker House Kestauka.nt, Toys ix 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 O.'.o 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 tho past ten years, as thereby they obtain a much greater variety than by any other method. All thcao lots arc put up under my own supervision. Send your orders early to obtain a good varioty. S. S. McCOKMlCK, 10 First st, n22tf Portland, Oregon. Excellent Thoso Sugar "Cured Hams, and that Fresh Roll Butter, Fresh Buckwheat, (this year's crop), Corn M03I, Cracked Whent, Hominy, etc., at Case's. - ' I2tf Precisely as we anticipated, the narrow, illiberal course of Portland merchants dealing in Oregon wheat this Winter, has begun already to drive commerce away from our State. The Ellen Goudy, Admiral Fitzroy, and David Brown, will all go foreign from San Francisco. Is it a fact that Portland will continue to refuse to lend a hand in this matter? Is it a fact that she has neither the pres cience nor the liberal enterprise to step out of her path to serve the State of Oregon? If so the time will come with all her acquired advantages, with her 10,000 population, and 4, 000,000 of money, when she will re gret that she was the means of driv ing the other ninety thousand inhab itants or the State to seek a ivay for themselves to reach the markets of the world! We say this in all kind ness as we have numerous friends in Portland, and wish the city prosper ity, but not at the expense of "the whole State of Oregon. The Orego nian may not be surprised " at iind ing such paragraphs15 in tho Astori an, but it will be surprised at f.hn tp- sult, before the end is reached. As we expected, so it seems is the case. Our Oregon wheat " light ered in coasters" to San Francisco is sold to go to Europe. The Commer cial Herald furnishes this informa tion thus: "Immediately following 1 uur last issue a snmner hnno-ht-. r.wn full cargoes in store, say 2,500 tons choice, at 2 302 35, (part Oregon Club), with free storage for sixty days. This purchase was made foV account of a French miller, and is to load two French ships, now en route here in ballast from Buenos Avres. Supplies from Oregon are liberal, in cluding 2,201 sks per Oriflamme, 12, 529 sks per Idaho, 12,778 per Portland, 3,G00 per Lovett, 2,202 per Hera, and others. Considerable complaint is made of smut in Oregon Wheat, which is a serious drawback to sales." Oregon wheat ma) or may not be smutty after it has passed out of thetate, to be rehandled again and again, after so many rehandlings in Oregon, but we opine that the "most serious drawback" may be found in the fact that it is not properly quoted. Who can tell? Will the Oregonian be kind enough to say to the San Francisco Commercial Ileraid that the British ship City of Paris, which recently went to Portland in ballast for a cargo of wheat for Europe, grounded on several bars before reaching thm-p. i and was forced to return to Astorm partly loaded; and did not finally get a full cargo because her commander had consumed so much time that he could not afford to wait here for more grain to come down the river? Fur thermore that the captains of such vessels declare that one trip to Port land is all they want but would charter to load at Astoria any time, at less rates oer ton ? New music from' Mr. Gray, the publisher; " There's a Letter in the Candle," song and chorus, by Geo. T. Evans; "Sweet Dawn Awakes," words by George Cooper, music from the opera of "La Fille de Madame Angot;" "My Gal Schottisch," as played by Ballenberg, arranged for the piano by L. Bodecker, and " By the Brook," a song, words by Geo. W. Howes, music by J. li. rl horn as. These pieces may be obtained of Mr. J. F. Benitz, manager of Gray's mu sic store, corner of First and Alder streets, Portland. The State authorities have per haps concluded that the State Board of Equalization have "o'er leaped themselves and fell over on the other side," respecting their instructions to the County board in Clatsop coun ty. Our authorities here have re ceived instructions from the Secretary of State not to collect the increased levy. This will probably save a law suit. The Japanese student, Master Sho Ivakehi. who has lived the past year and a half with Be v. P. S. Knight, Salem, and attended school at the University there, has been ordered home by the authorities con trolling these students. .He has made rapid progress in his studies. The steamer Yaruna has com- pleted repairs and commenced busi ness again. :, . The early annexation of Cuba may be considered a forgone conclusion. Nor is it neccessary to declare war with Spain to effect that object. The Spanish Govern ment has never admitted that war existed in Cuba, and vessels of all nations have the right to trade with Cubans, wherever located, unless caught in the act of afford ing relief and assistance to those who are in arms against the regularly constituted authorities. The onus of providing against such a contingency devolves on the Span ish Government. At the time that the Yirginius was captured there was nothing to show that she was engaged in illicit traffic with the insurgents. No matter what she might have clone on former occa sion, she was then on the high seas, flying the American Hag, to which she had an undoubted right, and might for all the commander of the Tornado knew or cared have changed owners, and been engag ed in a perfectly justifiable business. Tier capture was a piratical act, and the slaugh ter of her passengers and crew a cold bloodedbutchery. It is the duty of the United States not only to demand suitable reparation, but to guaid against any repeti tion. A heavy fleet ot war-vessels should be stationed in Cuban waters with instruc tions to let no Spanish man-of-war leave any port without being accommpanied by an American of equal chuf patiol the is land with the remainder of the fleet, and enforce the right of free Traffic with the Cu bans. Should Spain, under such circum stances, accord belligerent rights to the insurgents, the door would he opened to the ingress of American recuits, arms and munitions of war. Should Spain refuse, the protection given the American flag by tho presence of our war-vessels would, within six months, enable the Cubans to throw off the Spanish yoke, and free the island. Then comes annexation. Com meicial Herald. We can sit in our office and enu merate seventeen Organs and Melo deons, and twenty-two Pianos, at as many residences in thi3 city, and yet there is not a music dealer in the place. Mr. F. J. Benitz, the new mana ger of Gray's music store, Odd Fel low's Teuiplo, Portland Oregon, will please accent our thanks for several pieces of new music, published by their San Francisco house. The choir of the Congregational church will enliven the Ladies Festi val to-night with song, and the Tcs sarachordoan Club, assisted by Miss M. Taylor as organist, will add some line instrumental music to the festivi ties of the occasion. Mr Wherry and his two sons Wm. and Samuel cleared 70 acres of land in theNehnlem valley this season. He in' tends to put in seven acres of an orchard in the spring. Mr. Wherry has lived in seveial of te States and says that this is the finest country he has ever seen. Tic says peaches and grapes do well in 'the Nehalem valley. ' . The receipts of Oregon produce in San Francisco, by coastwise trade, from January 1st 173, to December 1st, eleven months, is as follews: "Flour, qr sks, 380,053; Oats, ctls, 112,040; Wheat, ctls, 276,546; Salmon, bbls, 3,591; hf bbls, 3,45'J; pkgs, 109, 561; Apples, ripe, bxs, 13j214; Dried, pkgs, 1,835; Butter, pkgs, 1,566; Boi bbls, 100; Bacon, pkgs, 499; Lard.ukgs 3; Hams, pkgs, 16." Eight families of emigrants from Iowa are expected shortly to arrive to settle in the Nehalem Valley. A farmer from Iowa who settled in the Nehalem last spring, was authoiized to -look out for thes families, and he sent word at once to his friends that he had found the very place they v anted, and in response to this information "they have pulled up stales" and are now wending their way west waul . Thus they come, and this lovely valley which has so long lain idle is at last being peopled with h d.istiious and enterprising pioneers. And notwithstanding the many that have settled in this valley the past season there is yet room for many more. At last an Adams has been elect ed to something. John Quincy, jr., has broken into the Massachusetts Legislature. The rebuilding of the various monuments in Paris destroyed by the Communists is going on rapidly, and soon not a wreck will be left behind. The Chinese shoemakers afc North Adams, Mass., have organized n a trades-union of their own and pro tested against the discharge Of any I of -their number. s.rti-'-r" i; i .-'! -no I ..