The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883, May 15, 1876, Image 1

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VOL. 1.
NO. 13.
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(Sundays Excepted),
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
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
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-,
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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
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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
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
the crowd was
than is likely to be again during the
summer, tne notoi accommodations
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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.
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
larkA Kim:,
F Abernethv. Oak Point
Geo "W Weidler. " S Corbyn'h Merry Maker's
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
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,
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
Bristow Blackballed by the
Union League.
Floods in Vermont
New Hampshire.
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
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.