.l - JE... Cl3 VOL. 1. ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 19, 1876. NO. 17. iT I IBftfitf tatoriaii. ISSUED EVERY EVENING, (Sundays Excepted), . C. IltELA.W, : : PUBLISHER. Monitor Building, Cass Street. Terms of Subscriptien: Served by Carrier, per week 25 Cents Sent by mail, three months - -$2 50 Sent by maiUix months - -J 00 'Sent by mail one year "00 Free of i'ostage to the Subscribers. ttST Advertisements inserted by the year at the rate of H 00 per square- per month. Transient advertising, by the day or week, fifty cents per square first insertion. Mass meeting at the Court-house "to-niidit. Do not forget the school meeting this evening, at the ringing of the bells. The schooner Enterprise sailed from San Francisco for Shoalwatcr Lay on the 15th. The Webfoot with lumber from Ivnappton, arrived at San Fran cisco on Tuesday. J. J. Parker oilers his Forest Grove properly for sale. He will lo cate eventually at Astoria. The Grand Lodge of Oregon, I. O. O. F. is in session in Salem. Gen. J. II. Eaton, Paymaster, U. S. A., left this morning for Fort Stevens and Can by, to pay off troops stationed there The Orient Rival and Sea "Waif are due this week from California ports. The IT. L. Tiernan from San Francisco May 10th, for Shoal water bay, is also due. Contracts will be let to-morrow for the repair and improvement of Cass, Concomly, Chenamus, Sque inocqha, Main and Benton streets, As toria. See advertisements on 2d page. Simpson Brothers are preparing to build a large ship at Knappton, of i model similar to that of the Western Shore. Simpsons talk but little but accomplish a great deal. Gas does not enter largely into the operations of business with them. The steamship Shubrick, United States tender for the Twelfth and Thir teenth Light-house Districts, arrived here this morning from San Francisco on buoy service. She brings one hun dred tons of supplies, and will remain in the rivers here about ten days prior to her departure for the north. On the upward passage very strong northwest gales were encountered untilHumboldt bay was reached. After placing the outer bar buoy at Humboldt the vessel proceeded, with pleasant weather, to this port She will proceed to Portland to-morrow. A. Booth & Co. shipped a large lot of Salmon in cases for Europe yester day, which will form a portion of the cargo of the Caller Ou, to Liverpool. It is but a question of time when the bulk of Salmon exports will be from Astoria direct to foreignports. As the business is managed at present the pro duct of the Columbia river is wasted; insomuch as the matters of fact in sta tistical sense are concerned ; because California exports our products. It used to be so with our breadstuffs, but since the transit of Venus other tran sits anticipated are realized. This is one of them Salmon direct. Positive and Emphatic. I understand that it is the inten tion to use my name at the Independ ent Political meeting called to meet at the Court-house this evening, in connection with the office of Joint Representative for Clatsop and Tilla mook counties. Having publicly de clined the nomination April 22d pre vious to the assembling of either convention, for the reasons then clearly set forth, and both political parties having since that date placed their tickets in the field, and feeling satisfied with their action, I now posi tively and emphatically again refuse to accept, and beg that none of my friends will introduce my name to the convention. D. C. Ireland. New Building. Lumber is being delivered on the grounds of Mr. A. Montgomery to-day, for a new resi dence, which will be to let. Penalties of Fast Life. "Vade" Riggs, known about Astoria, was ar rested in Salem on Wednesday morn ing for forging the name of John Martin to a note of hand for $100 payable in three months. He had secured the money of Shaw &. Co., soaking the note as collateral, and was playing a game of billiards atone o'clock a. m. when he was nipped by the officer. Obstinate d. d. An obstinate d.d. whom the Police wished to introduce to his Hon. Judge Ta3rlor this morning attracted a larger crowd on Chenamus street last evening than were present at the Centennial opening on the 10th population (of course) considered. He persistently refused the generous proffer of a wheelbarrow ride to the Palace Hote deCross-bar, but was final ly persuaded to navigate the ways with a terrific sea running. Up-hill Business. jNotwithstar fl ing the fact that J. C. Trullinger's new steam saw mill is on an even grade with the biggest part of Astoria, teaming lumber from there is an up-hill business in consequence of the bad condition of the streets it is a pleasing reflection, however, to know that to-morrow the contract will be let for the permanent improvement of streets in that direc tion, by substantial planking. Salmon Exports. In the face of a general complaint of scarcity of Salmon thus far the present season, we have the consoling reflection that a greater number of cases packed, have been shipped, up to this date, than for a corresponding period of time last year. There is this difference however, rela tive to the packing : Last year but a portion of the established factories on the river were operating so early, this season all are actively employed, with the addition of four new large estab lishments, and the remainder with in creased facilities, aggregating a capaci ty much in excess of former demands which does not lessen the catch by any means, but on the other hand greatly increases it. The stories about scarcity of fish may be classed with the stories afloat about disasters to fishermen on the bay at Astoria, shipwrecks, loss of life, etc. sensational. Enough fish will be caught and cured to fill cen tracts, rest assured of that. The British ship River Lune, 1163 tons register, crossed the bar yesterday outward bound to Liverpool, 20.2 feet draft, in tow of the steam tug Astoria. She was loaded by Corbett & Macleay. 5 New styles of Diagonal suits Just received per steamer Ajax, also Dry Good. Boots and Shoes in large quantities at B. Hamburgers, Main ttreet. The Jewish papers report some interesting facts respecting their co religionists abroad. In Prussia an or der has been issued to the prison Au thorities, directing them to release Jewish prisoners from work upon Sat urdays and the important Jewish fes tivals, and to employ them in noiseless work upon Sundays and Christian holidays. The rents paid by the in habitants of the Ghetto, the Jewish quarter of Rome were settled several j hundred ye.irs ago for all time to I come. This was done as an ameliora ! tion of their lot. The question has been agitated since 1870, whether, as the Jews have now the right to live in any part of the city, the rents of the Ghetto, which are, for the times, very low, could not be put on the same footing as those of other quarters of the clt3r. The Government commis sion which has charge of the churches and convents has brought the aboli tion of this privilege before the courts. OCCIDENT HOTEL ARRIVALS. ASTORIA, May IS, 1S7G. J B Knapn, Knnpnton L Goodwin, Vancouver J II Eaton. Portland. II Moach W J Moran Mrs E A Woodruff D Sutherland. It R Winter. Wal erford C Bowen " J A Freman. S. F. G T Myers. Banier Wm Aiplely, balem J J Schotchler. Oakland T En-r.ish California J Hume, Eureka J S Chambers Phila. D H Jones. Boston Mass CITY ITEMS. ;& Received per steamer Ajax an im mense stock of Gent's clothing of the latest spring stj'les at 13. Hamburgers, Main street. ESVan Dusen has just opened an ele gant stock of stationers sundries. Sponges, cups, pencil heads, note hooks, blotters and other novelties. "5yg..An elegant pencil sketch of a can nary bird and rose bush in bloom, made by a young lady of Washington Territo ry, is up for raflc at the Occident. It will be a prize to the winner. Thirty chances at 1,00 each. 5SFor a neat, cheap and serviceable suit of Clething: for the beat quality of Hats in the iriarkct; for a good quality of Uoots and Shoes; call at the new store of C. H. Page& Co., Farmer's wharf, Asto ria. ' pij"X large stock of outlining goods, purchased with express intontion to supply the Columbia River Fishermen, just opened at the new store of C. H. Page & Co., Farmer's wharf, Astoria. F"Breaths there a man with a soul so dead, who never to himself hath said "Oh, what a brute I have been! For many long years my poor wife Has been stitching away her lile, For wantof a sewing machine." To alleviate the wretchedness of such self accusers, go to Van Dusen 'saud buy her one, to-day. "jSSThe cential committee of the Inde pendent party of Clatsop county respect fully suggest that the different Precincts send each one Delegate, and that Astoria Precinct send ten, to meet at the Court House in Astoria on Tuesday, .May 23d, at 8 o'clock p. m., to nominate County offi cers. J. H. D. GRAY, H.BRALLIER, J. O'BRIEN. j"Any person inquiring for a tine quality of liquor, and can appreciate the same, can find the genuine J. H. Cutter Whiskey and Millers extra Old Bourbon, at the Columbia Bar" saloon Astoria, with Geo. TJsherwood late of Portland to cater to their tustes. Gentlemen will please give us a call. Cigars of a fine quality also on hand. Jas. M. Lynch, Prop. Notice. Hemorrhoid or Piles cured by the "Wigbtman Process" without the useof knife, ligature or caustic ; those 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 17th and 18th. P. O. box, 247 Port land Oregon, where all letters will be promptly answered, consultation fee 2 00. Dr. C F. Wightman. 33" Every Ixxty goes to the Novelty Barbershop to get fixed up in style. Every person may come, nnd more too, fori have employed a first-class artist who will smil ingly manipulate your chin, gracefully curl your mustache, nicely puff you hair, ard last of all, but not least, will perfume your clothes with the most pupular perfumery in use, "Patchouly" ifyou dor.'t believe it jusL try it. Hair cutting, shaving, and sham pooing. Hair dying done and warranted not to turn red, break or split. Parker House, Astoria. J. lu Campbell, Proprietor. Telegraphic News. Synopsis of Press Dispatches. The Indiana Greenback Con vention. Governors Nominated in Indiana. Thurman Hoped for tfy Ohio Democracy. The Rival Chicago Mayor's War. The Great Mustang Race and Bergh. Opposition to the Sandwich Islands Treaty. The War of Races in Miss issippi. Senator Jones' Silver Bill Likely to Become a Law. Latest News from Salonica. Six of the Principal Culprits Executed. The Indianapolis Greenback Con vention discussed the question of post ponement of nominations of Presiden tial candidates until after the Cincin nati and St. Louis conventions has been held, but with what result is not stated. The Indiana Republicans have nominated Anson Wolcott for Gover nor and Richard GrefiT for Lieutenant Governor. The Democrats of Ohio are confi dent of Thurman's nomination for President. A Chicago dispatch of the 17th, says: Hoyne to-day made formal de mand on Colvin for the official doc uments and other papers pertaining to the Mayor's office, and reciting that Hoyn, and not Colvin, is the legally elected Mayor of Chicago. Cohan has as yet made no answer to the writ and it is stated will immediately commence quo warranto proceedings against Hoyne and test the case. A !New York dispatch of the 17th says: Speaking of the mustang race the papers say warrants had been issued early in the evening by Justice Morgan, at the instance of the officeis of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to arrest .all per sons aiding or abetting the race. It was the intention to arrest the Mexi can rider as soon as he mounted the first horse. The postponement of the race was a great disappointment. The fears of unfavorable weather were not as influential as fears of Bergh. Bergh expresses no fears for the rider, who really suffers more than-the animals. The Herald compares Bergh's efforts with Don Quixote's charge on windmills, and hopes he will stay away the day the race comes oft. A Charleston, S. C, dispatch of the 16th says: The Chamber of Com merce to-day adopted strong resolu tions opposing the passage of the bill to carry into effect the Hawaiian trea ty, on the ground that the removal of the duty on rice will seriously injure rice planters and throw out of em ployment thousands of colored laborers. Dispatches from East Feliciana and Wilkinson counties, Miss., esti mates that about 16 colored men have been killed there during the past three days of trouble, also one" white killed at the beginning of the affair. Aaronson, a white manj had accused a colored man of stealings and had wrhipped him. Aaronson was subsequently killed and dis patches, quite as trustworthy as aii3r say he was killed by the white regulators- of Mississippi, being in bad odor and charged with buying stolen cotton athis-storev A large number of regulators-rallied at the proclama tion of the sheriff of Williamson county,, and invaded East Feliciana. stampeded1 the colored men,- shooting some, taking- prisoners and hanging others. The excitement is great and conflicting, and perhaps exaggerated reports come in. This affair cannot he directly called a political war of races. The white liners of Missis sippi appear to have invaded Louisi ana all too willingly, and a repetition of the same thing may be expected whenever the excuse offers. The refugees have fled to other parishes for safety. Fears are entertained that Senator Weber will be killed. The New York Times thinks Senator Jones' silver bill is likely to become a law. Although it is not improbable that the scheme may be postponed until after the Presiden tial campaign, in deference to the strong opposition of these who are entitled to Ije heard on such a ques tion, the' job will very likely be put through before next March: It is clear that those who are engineering it, mean business. The more the silver question is studied the more decided is the hostility which this job has to encounter from the influ ential portion of the nress. The Cincinnati Commercial is the only journal of any considerable weight vhich favors the scheme. A Berlin dispatch says it is ru mored that the council of ambassa dors at Constantinople has agreed to recommend that all the ladies of the foreign legations be sent on board men-of war, in readiness to leave in case the danger continues at Salonica. Six of the principal culprits, in the late outrages there,-have been pub licly executed. There are several nations in the civilized world which are in such a hopelessly crippled condition finan cially that bankruptcy is the only way out of their difficulties Spain, according to the London Times, has a debt of $3,500,000,000, the interest on which, at three per cent., is-$105,000,-000, wlrile the entire revenue of the country is not over 890,000,000.- Pe ru is equally as bad off in the relative proportions of the interest on her debt and the total amount of her rev enue, and one payment of interest has already been defaulted. In the case of the nations the result will probably be a compromise with the creditors rather than outright repu diation of the debt. Turkey is a poor debtor, from whom nothing can- be expected. The holders of her bonds will not even have a chance- to real ize on her assets as they are likely, to be gobbled up by the hungry powers that stand awaiting the opportunity to seize and divide. Postage on th e Weekly Astori an is two cents a paper to any part of the United States,, when sent by peo ple not connected-with the newspaper office. We will' will send four copies (separate dates), equivalent to one month, to one address, in one wrapper (post-paid), on receipt of 25'cents. 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.