C -- , i.Ji " '- t " , f --,-' ? IN torktt VOL. 1. ASTORIA, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 15, 1876 NO. 13. V iU;Jy- JJLL.mU.'MJnil.U i"W2JJt J.JB-'ijyit JIIJA IJIJ- I JIM iiWBaPtWBWJtnMBBlttJgl'JIJBMiPlJJLUJILil.llM lOJUMiUlU )cU ' d jyjfJJMj gTsje iii1x( gistowftm. ISSUED SVBET EVENING, (Sundays Excepted), 1. C IIKELA.V1, : : ITBMSHCR. Monitor BnihUn'j, Cas Street. Terms of Subscriptien: Served by Canier, per week 2j Cents tjcnt by mail, thiee months 2 50 Fcnt by mail fix months 4 00 Jjcnt by mail one year 7 00 Tree of Postage to the Sub-cribcra'. AST" Advertisements inserted by the year at the rate of $1 00 per square per month. Transient adveiti-inc,', by the day or week, fifty cents pers juaro first insertion. The barkentine Modoc, left As toria for Portland in tow of the tug Brenham, yesterday. She made a beautiful appearance as she left, with , her flags floating. The schooner Hough and Ready sailed to-day for Rocky point for a cargo of wood for the bar tugs. The wood is furnished by Mr. Newman. Geo. Goery goes as master during the absence of Captain Rehfield on busi ness in Portland. "The swallows homeward fly," and so do the crows. Our black visit ors returned on Saturday from their nesting places in large numbers. The3r come to find a feast, that will fat ten them, in the couise of another month, when the canneries are crowded with work. The installation of officers at Spir itual Hall Saturday evening by Asto ria Lodge No. 40, 1. O. (5. T., passed off very agreeably and was witnessed hy a large number of people. The address of Dr. Crang was very inter esting, and was attentively listened to A fine horse belonging to E. Papmahl fc Co., of this city, was im paled on a picket fence, over which he had attempted to jump, on Satur day evening, in order to join another horse which was on the outside. His injuries were of such a nature that the horse could not live and Mr. Papmahl put an end to his misery by shooting him. Captain Flavel returned home Saturday from Portland, having re mained away long enough to get the work of repairs to the barkentine Jane A. Falkinburg, well unde rway. As he is now carrying along improve ments both at Astoria and Portland , it may be necessary for him to oscil late frequently, between the two cities. John W. "Welch, who has been absent from Astoria for nearly a year past arrived home on Saturday even ing. The illness of Mr. James "Welch, father of John "W. and Jas. "W., calls the sons home. The father had the appearance of some improvement in health this morning, but is still very low, and unable to leave the house. The old but reliable scow Annie Bell, belonging to the Ilwaco Steam Navigation Company, has received a deck and been transformed into a barge for the transportation of salmon cases from the factories to the docks in Astoria for export. The scenes in the vicinity of the steamship dock frequently serves as a cause for people to open their eyes to the living reality that Astoria is a city now of no in significant importance. Before the barge system was inaugurated in the fishing interest, salmon were carried up to Portland and trucked through the streets there to the steamship dock, or kept the mail boats waiting for hours. Now things move along smoothly in the direction of Astoria, from Rainier to Tongue point. Ancient Looking Implements. Last February Sir. Luke Taylor, of Youngs River, presented the Pioneer and Historical Society of Oregon with "an ancient looking garden fork," which will be preserved for future gen erations as a memento of the earliest days of Astoria. The fork was des cribed in the Astoriax and its origin traced to the Astor party, which lo cated the site of this city in 1811. It is indeed a relic worthy of preserva tion. Now comes a companion for of the fork, a shovel. Large and stal-, , , , T .i , ,i , wart must have been the man that ' handled it. Tins shovel is of a pattern , entirely out of use. It was made of (rnrul irim in 1810. in :m honest work-' manlike manner. Comparing it with the shovels of the present generation one need no longer be surprised that our workshops must be propelled bv steam, and every tool shaped in a model on some patent plan, to keep up the supply of shovels. If shovels in this day and age were made as this old shovel of the last century was made, they would last longer, and more muscle would be developed by t.hp ne nf f.hpin This "anripnt lonkiivr tne use or uiem. ms anciiirc looKing j innilpiiifrnf." will hn iimsirvofl nlmicr "i" l ,. ..0 with the fork. Both belong together; probably came from the same shop, and are momentos of the same party of colonists in Oregon. "When grading in the vicinity of the site of old Ft. George, a few days ago, Mr. N. Kofoed found a bayonet, badly rusted and wasted by age, but apparantly belonging to those times that tried mens souls in Astoria. It is also worthy of preservation. Capt. Jasen, employed in sound ing the bar channels, had the Katata chartered for that purpose part of the past week. He will use a larger steamer this week, going outside. Hon. "W. "W. Parker of this city was nominated by the Hepublicans, in convention assembled at the Court house bust Saturday for the purpose of selecting a suitable man to represent Clatsop and Tillamook counties in the Legislative assembly. Messrs. A. Booth & Co., have introduced a new style of tin cans for putting up salmon. "We understand that these new cans are large enough and of the right shape to receive a fish just as it comes from the dresser, without cutting. The fish will be more highly appreciated served whole, on the dinner tables of our Eastern brothers. Just imagine a platter be fore you at a Philadelphia hotel with a perfect salmon upon it, as nice and as fresh as when it left the Columbia river! Under such circumstances we coidd eat a piece of the fish with a rel ish. Here, where the salmon is so common, it is not a delicacy, and even far from here, coming forth from a small tin can, shapeless, the "delica cy" is often borrowed. Three years ago this spring Mr. A H. Sale, of this county, imported a quantity of Alfalfa and other celebra ted grass seed, which was sown on un- plowed ground. It did not amount to anything the first and second seasons, and Mr. S. was willing to pronounce it a failure. He left his farm last fall and moved into town to give his sons the benefit of our schools, and thought no more of his fine grass seed until yesterday, when strolling over to his farm he was both surprised and grat ified at seeing his grounds thickly cov ered with a luscious and luxuriant growth of the grasses he had aban doned last year. He is to-day. an ar dent admirer and advocate of the new gravel. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION NOTES. California prodigies of cacti excite general wonder. Oregon's exliibit is rich in wheat, oats, wood and dried fruits. Washington Terrritory show the tallest wheat and oats exhibited. Many people were attracted by nu merous printing presses, upon which editions of New York papers are being worked off. The Times to-day has a warmly con gratulatory editorial on the successful opening of the American Centennial Exhibition. Although the crowd was greater than is likely to be again during the summer, tne notoi accommodations , 3 , , proved adequate, Jowa sn0Ws among exhibits in Agricultuial Hall specimens of coils from 30 counties, in glass tubes six feet long, showing the depth of loam. We learn that Capt. H. A. Snow is yet unable to attend to business, lie has been confined to his room for two weeks past, dangerously ill. OCCIDENT HOTEL ARRIVALS. ASTOMA, May 12, 1S7G. M P Miller, USA.StevensR P Shoecraf t, Olyinpia PLeury, Jr.. " CH Dexter, Unity f J Staempili. San Fran Col H C Wood Awf.Port'd F G Smith, USA C'anby In J L Hepburn fc bon, A V Allen. " Glen Ella. JWMunson, " Cant. J Harlow, Port'd , E Mill.-r, Brookfiold W 11 McKcrnan WH- Smith. Ft Clatsop X HAnjze c AVilgonf Gra. s Rlver P ox'onn J Turk A s.on, Portland D W Dob Kell unci AMie mor Dobbins. larkA Kim:, F Abernethv. Oak Point Geo "W Weidler. " S Corbyn'h Merry Maker's CITY ITEMS. pS2Z. Loeb has just opened a fine new, large stock of gent clothing. pSrYrah vegetables in abundant sup ply at the Pacific Maiket, loot of Main btrcet, by J. S. Mayer. SMendleon Bros., are in receipt of an excellent stock of nice cay-fitting shoes, which goes with their choice stock of clothing, at rates cheap forca&h. SAny person inquiring for a fine quality of liquor, and can. appreciate the Mime, can find the genuine J. H. Cutter "Whiskey and Millers extra Old Bourbon, at the Columbia Bar" saloon Astoria, with G'jo. TJsherwood late of Portland to cater to their tatte. Gentlemen will please give us a call. Cicars of a fine quality also on hand. Jas. M. Lynch, Prop. Notice. Hemorrhoid or Piles cured by the "Wightman Process" without the useof knife, ligature or caustic ; thoe that are suffering from the above dreadful complaint would do well to call on Dr. "Wightman while he is in town. He will be at the Parker House Astoria, for two days only, "Wednesday and Thursday May 1 7th and 18th. P. O . box, 247 Poi t land Oregon, where all letters will be promptly answered, consultation fee 2 00. Dr. C. F. "Wightman. ESTSplendid assortment wall pa per and" window blinds just received at Case's. C2fTho very finest Photographs at Sinister & Davidsons, corner of .First and Yamhill streots, Portland, Oregon. For fine and Artistic Photographs, go to Buchtol & Stolte, HI and !)3 First street, Port land, the only first class Gallery in Oregon. Eastern Oregon The Astorian is doing more for the interests of Eastern Oregon than any other paper in the State. If you have a friend or a relative in that section of this country, send him the pa per on trial. Only one dollar for four months. gS" "We refer our readers to the adver tisement of a farm for sale on Deep river. This is the best opportunity that we know of for any man wanting a good place, cheap, suitable for dairying or farming purposes. The only reason for wishing to hell, is that the present owner Mr. C. M. Stark is about to engage in other busi ness. Dox't Red Advkrtiskmknts. Occasionally a business man is encountered who professes to believe that" peoplo don't read advertise ments any how I" A greater mistake is sel dom made. If a typographical error creeps into an ad. it soon becomes the talk of the neighborhood, and if the peoplo do not read ads. how do they drop' on errors with such facility ? The other day the advertisement of the Centennial Restaurant appeared, in which the word 4 eating" was set up " fating," where upon we were duly notified of the error by seven Salinasites and one Chinaman, and last ly, the Monterey Herald felt in duty bound to notify us also. Daily llecordcr, Salinas City, California. ggr Everybody goes to the Novelty Barbershop to get fixed up in style. Every person may come, and more too, for I have employed a first-class artist who will smil ingly manipulate your chin, gracefully curl your mustache, nicely puff your hair, and last of all, but not least, will perfume your clothe with the most pupular perfumery in use,uPatchouly " if you don't believe itjust try it. Hair cutting, shaving, and sham pooing. Hair dying done and warranted not to turn red, break or split. Parker House, Astoria. J. L. Campbell, Proprietor. Telegraphic News. Synopsis of Press Dispatches. Political Dispatches. Look for Refutations Week. Next Bristow Blackballed by the Union League. Floods in Vermont New Hampshire. and The Concessional Printing Investigation. Clapp Proposes to Resign. So the Dispatches say. The Dynamite Murderer. His Ancestry a Peculiarly Unfortunate Family. The Central Pacific Railroad. Petition for an Investigation into fts Affairs. A New York dispatch of the 12th says : The Sun says an effort is being made to unite the Republicans of New York city who are opposed to the custom house Republican ma chine. The nucleus of the proposed organization is independent of the Republican central committee, of which Mr. ElwoodE. Thorn is chair man. The leaders in the new move ment are confident they can unite the Republican reform club and the Bry ant Schurz party under the title of the Reform League and Independent organization. It is now proposed to contest the rights of the custom house delegates to seats in the Cincinnati convention ; but should the union be effected, a large number of influential Republicans will doubtless go to Cin cinnati to protest against the nomina tion of a machine candidate. The Union League club had a special meeting last night.' Among the names proposed for membership was that of Secretary Bristow, who received 115 votes and 12 blackballs. After the result was. known the wild est commotion and indignation pre vailed, every man jumped to his feet and exclaimed against the blackballs. At length John Jay said the affair would not have a bad effect upon the party, but would supply cause for a little merriment to its opponents, lie had not expected such a result, but could see nothing except a spirit of malice in the transaction. Bristow had been elected to membership in a Union club where he (Mr. Jay) had been blackballed some years ago, because of his abolition proclivities. Of the ancestors of the dynam ite murderer, Thomas, alias Keith, the Dresden Journal has received the following from an English correspon cerrespon correspen dent: About four .German miles from the town of Wyck, in North Scotland is the little village of Hall Kirk where lived about forty years since a highly esteemed land owner named Donald Keith. He had the misfortune, however, to get. into pecu niary trouble, tlirough his son John who was arrested for forgery and lib erated upon his father's bail. The criminal did not wait for trial but fled to America where with hi brother he founded a brewery and married. The issue of the mariage was the, scoundrel who caused the Bremerhaven explo sion. There are still in Scotland many members of Keith's , family, who are greatly esteemed, All the low lands and meadows north of White river junction to Barnetr Vermont,, are under water. Wrecks of buildings, woodr hayr etc.r are constantly passing down. The toll bridge at Petermant was swept away last night. The water is up to the chords of the bridges at Fairleer Thetford and Xorth Thetford on the r Connecticut river. The railroad bridge at Bradford is in danger. The depot at Bradford is surrounded by water, and several buildings near by are flooded. The bridge between' West Lebanon and Hartford is in a weak condition. There have been no trains from Newport since Wed nesday night. Several miles of the railroad track between Bradford and Newbury is three feet under water. The water in the Connecticut river is now higher, than for twenty-five years. The entire valley of the Con necticut river is one large sheet of wa ter from Northumberland to Dalton. Travel is entirely suspended on the Boston, Concord and Montreal rail road, between Lancasterand Graveton Junction, on the Grand Trunk railroad a distance of twenty miles. The toll onciges across tne uonnecticut are greatly endangered. They are being loaded with rocks to keep them from floating. Many dwellings Iong the river are surrounded with water. The World's Washington special says: "The result of the investigation into Clapp's case will be reported to the House on Monday, and will cause a vacancy in the office known a Con gressional Printer. Clapp proposes to resign in order to relieve the Senate from any "embarrassment. The com mittee will charge the managememt of the government with extravagance and corruption in contracts, and will ask the House to certify evidence to the grand jury for the indictment and trial of Clapp. The latter some time ago abandoned his defense before the com mittee. A petition has just been received in Washington from California asking Congress to appoint a joint committee, to sit in San Francisco during the re cess, to inquire into the affairs of the Central Pacific railroad Company, the affairs ot the firm of Chas. Crocker & Co. , and of the Contract and Finance Conrpauy. The steamship Ontario, before reported as having lost her rudder was spoke May 9th, four hundred miles west of J'asnal light, making 40 miles per day. The skillfully executed gold live dollar pieces which have recently been creating considerable excitement in New York, and also at the Wash ington Mint, have finally turned up on this coast, and were a few days ago refused at the Bank of California and sent up to the Mint to be assayed. When the piece came to the Mint it was pronounced genuine by several parties whose experience with coins of all descriptions entitles their judgment to consideration. The piece was some what lighter in color than the piece m coined here, but this was supposed to be accounted for by its having been coined at the Philadelphia Mint, where for epiite a number of years past the process of working the metal gave it a light color without in the slightest degree detracting from its value. The counterfeit was also care fully weighed and found to come up to the standard. In this instance, however, no at tempt was made to mix the metals, but the gold plating covered the pla- timiin. Platinum is worth from $8 to 12 an ounce, and gold $18. 6C. The coins were presented at the Bank of California by a sea captain, who bought them at the usual rates of exchange. He had several hundred dollars to deposit at the bank and their light color first attracted at tention. There is no foundation to the report that the counterfeiting was executed on this coast. The government offi cials here know nothing of it except from $e Washington dispatch, and have Reived no orders to investigate the matter. .TV Li3V- .