'" y jll . jIM'Jt'JI'liJ -- - - VOL. 1. ASTORIA, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 22, 1876. NO. 19. CSZB3KSEKZTCVS1 mianfliB.Liu ISSUED EVERY EVENING, (Sundays Excepted), . '. IKELAM, : : PCBLISIIEK. Monitor Building, Cass Street. Terms of Subscriptien: Served by Carrier, per week 25 Cents Sent by mail, three months $2 r0 Sent by mail six months 4 00 Sent by mail one year 7 00 Tree of Postage to tho Subscribers. CSS" Advertisements inserted by the year at the rate of ?1 00 per square per month. Tranicnt adci Using, by the day or week, fifty cents per square first insertion. ePHMMMaMHnBMiTriaaaMMHiaanHBMHMia The steamship John L. Stephens will he due to-morrow from Sun Fran cisco. Fisher took th remaining bundle of hay from that blind mule, Satur dar evening. The Modoc, now loading at Knappton will carry a valuable cargo of lumber outward. Mr. Holman has five cottages ready for occupants at Unity, "W. T. C. H. Dexter has fitted up sever al pleasure bouts for the use of visit ors at the Bay View House, Unity. The corner stone has been laid for the construction of John W. Gear liart's new building on Chenamus -street, near the Custom-house. Mr. Bequette is et at "work on his plans fcr milling on a grand scale at Astoria. "We have an interesting letter from him too late for publica tion to-day. Work is now thoroughly under way for the construction of the Ore gon Steam Navigation Company's wharf at Astori; , under the personal supervision of John W. Brazee. The Oregon Steamship Company's steamers Gussie Telfair and California -arrived at 9.30 and 10.30 respectively, from Northern ports to-day. Both steamers proceeded to Portland. The Orient arrived yesterday with a cargo of about 700 tons, weight and measurement, ten days from San Francisco. She discharged a portion of her cargo at Kinney's wharf, and proceeded this morning, in tow of the J. C. Brenham, with Pilot Gil man, for points along the river. It does not seem professional, nor right, for a strange gentleman profess ing to be an eminent physician, to force himself upon invalids without consult ing the attending physician without notice. It looks too much like quack ery. People at Astoria will not stand such proceedings. Dr. Cleburne may be all that he professes to be, but his course in Astoria appears not to have been such as to inspire the respect due to one so eminent in the profession, by other members of the same fra ternity. Contracts were let on Saturday for the improvement of certain des cribed portions of Cass, Con com ly, Chenamus, Main, Benton and Sque nioqha streets according to advertised order. Moses Rogers, W.W. Parker, J. W. Gearhart, M. Nowlan, II. B. Parker, G. Peed, M. Dillon, M. J. Kinney, E. A. Taylor, J. Q. A. Bowl by, H. Brown, G. B. McEwan, T. A. Hyland, Geo. Flavel, S. G. Ingalls, P. Hobson, and F. J. Taylor, were the successsful bidders. In most of these cases the persons owning the property bid for the construction of the work ordered, and will sub-let it to the best advantage to themselves, holding themselves responsible to the city for the faithful performance of the same. Prayer and Praise. Last evening the usual service at the Congregational Church was substitu ted by a meeting of Prayer and Praise. The Rev. Dr. Crang, Pastor, opened with a brief but very impres sive address upon the topic of Christ's mission on earth, which we felt sure would be prized in Washington at this time if the some old laws of the ancients could be enforced. The point so ably sustained, was that sin ners (when brought to repentance and a truthful acklowledgement of the du duty they owe to God), are forgiven now as freely as the ancient Greeks were forgiven their debts, when the day of settlement came around and they were unable to pay their obliga tions. Dr. Crang is a ready speaker, and has that gift of address which car ries an interest to the listener which obliterates time, and makes the ad dress of half an hour seem to be one of but a few moments. The interludes between addresses were composed of judiciously selected hymns executed in a highly creditable manner, by an excellent choir of voices, with organ accompaniament. Mr. E. C. Holden spoke relative to .the volumes of evi dence at hand to prove that the bible is the revealed word of God to man, and made a convincing comparison to the works of nature; that, as men, we might as well reject thousands of things transpiring before our eyes in the course of nature, because we did not understand them, as to reject the Bible beacause there are tilings within the book which we could not clearly understand. He took the view that the bible is the only key, or revelation of God's purposes, and that the lessons it teaches are superior to the teachings of nature; that nature is a perpetual work of the stronger over the weaker forces wliile the bible teaches meekness and submission of the powerful to the weaker, reminding us of the wTords of Isaiah: "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fathng to gether, and a little child shall lead them." His remarks were followed with that good old hymn: "I love to tell the story of Jesus and his love." at the close of which Dr. Crang made a few additional remarks, and the ser vice concluded with the inspiring song of another day spent in Jesus' work, "Another less of life for me." When the benediction was pronounced and the assemblage dispersed, it was with the generally expressed hope, beyond a doubt, that praise meetings woidd be held oftner in Astoria. A Visit to Nehalem Valley No. 1. Its Roads, Us Prospects niid It, Popula tion. Editor Asteriax: The Nehalem valley is about thirty two miles southeast from Astoria, by the Military road, which is a connect ing link between Astoria and Salem. The location of the road to the valley is over the best location and could be made a good thoroughfare. At pres ent the road from the Klaskanine to green mountain is in a very bad con dition, the timber has fallen into such an extent that it makes travel almost impossible. The Youngs River bottom is clear from fallen timber, but on the western slope of Saddle mountain the wind fall is terrific and continues up to a point known as Ladies Camp, or the highest point on the Military road between Astoria and Nehalem; then down the eastern slope the timber has fallen for about two miles to a point some nine miles from the .Nehalem. Here the signs of industry commences and the marks of toil are visible from the ten mile post to the valley, which is now a good passable road. From the ten mile post northwest to the ridge near the Klaskanine creek is the portion which is blocked, and I am confident that this jam or wind fall could be cut out at an expense of about three hundred dollars. This sum it is almost impossible to raise in the valley at present, and the settlers in tile lower settlement are almost dishear tened when they behold this formida ble barrier before them and the outside world. They are surely entitled to the sympathy and some assistance from Astorians or from the county. The bridges are in a dilapidated con dition and need tor be repaired, and if the county cannot give assistance to open roads it surely can to build bridges. There are bridges built I understand hi one road district, which only accommodate one or two individuals, and here is a settlement of twenty-six inhabitants and room for hundreds more. Astoria is I be lieve the only city or town hi Oregon that has not a road of some kind run ning to it. The people of Nehalem and the Youngs river settlements want land communication to the Sea-port so as to be able to drive stock to and from this city to these settlements. If we had more roads and less skill's Ave would be better off in purse and prosperity. It should be considered that farmers are very poor sailors and would be better satisfied to travel on land than on water. Just witness Mr. Moore on last Sunday who got his boat snagged and came near losing one hundred dollars worth of provisions and himself in rounding Smith's point. But Mr. Jos. Moore was not to be beaten by tliis mishap as he took his stores ashore, made a fire, and dried his commissary and himself. The Ne halem valley would be more advanced if it was blessed in having some more Jos. Moores. The Fish Hawk road district is in a very bad condition for roads and the settlers in that part of the valley has so considered the situa tion and have in consequence conclu ded to turn out and work on the road. They have contributed about ten dol lars each for provisions and about twenty dollars each for labor. They expect that they will be able to con nect the grade worked on by Mr. Gihnore on the State Poad with the Fish Hawk settlement. In the effort to take in provisions for the men work ing on this road Mr. Moore met with the marine disaster above noted. As soon as they have the road brushed and graded they expect to make a de mand on the county for bridge money and if the county liberally donate to these roads the Nehalem valley will advance in population and prosperity, if not it will be very apt to keep on depopulating as it has this last winter. Mr. Hobson has moved out and is now working on Mr. Taylor's place on Youngs Piver. Two other families al so left the settlement, and good places, to go to Skoocum Chuckr W. T. Tho.uas Dealey. It. Miller arrived to-day from his new camp on the JjTaselle river, about nine miles from Knappton. He came by the trail to Knappton with out much difficulty, having left camp yesterday. He has about 250,000 of clear spruce logs in the river now, after two weeks hauling. The lo"s thus launched will be rafted to tjie mouth of the Naselle, on Shoalwater Bay, and towed to the South Bend Mills. He comes in search of men to work, and may be found at the Occi dent Hotel until to-morrow morning. It is a matter of doubt just when the Thorn dike will be readv for sea. Telegraphic News. Synopsis of Press Dispatches. Boweh Expelled from Ply mouth Church. Senator Booth does not Want to be President. Daring Stage Rtbbery in Texas. Protection of Columbia River Salmon Fisheries. The Franking" Privilege. Frank M. Pixleys Argument on the Chinese Nuisance. China's Botany Bay. A New Idea About Green backs. Are They a Legal Tender ? Probable Results to follow the Struggles in Turkey. The Christians Wealth a Stimulus to the Rabble. Liverpool Wheat Market. It came at last to the pinch in Plymouth church, and Henry C. Bowen was unanimously expelled last Thursday night. Bowen said after the meeting that he was not surprised at the. result. If Plymouth church can afford thus to be satisfied said he, then I suppose I ought not to complain, but 1 imagine that their troubles are not yet ended. A New York dispatch of the 19th says : An acquaintance of Senator Booth asked him by telegraph from Indianapolis yesterday, if he would accept the greenback convention nomination for the Presidency ? lie replied no ; I hope my name will not be mentioned as a candidate. The only information he has yet re ceived of his nomination as Vice President is from the newspapers. He says he does not intend to pay any attention to it, not regarding it as matter for special notice. He says there are only two points of accord in his financial views and those of the convention, namely, that United States legal tender notes should be substituted for all national bank notes and that the easiest way to bring them up to a gold standard and jjro- videfor their redemption is through inconvertable3 G5 bonds the system which he has heretofore advocated. A Galveston dispatch of the 10 th reports another daring stage robbery on the El Passo line. One stage and two hacks full of passengers were stopped by three highwaymen, in the open prairie 18 miles west of Dallas. Before finish sng their work, another hack full of passengers came up, on being ordered to stop, the driver put whip to his horses and escaped. From the description given, it is sup posed that they are the James broth ers. On the 18th Senator Mitchell sub mitted a resolution instructing the Committee on Commerce to inquire in to the extent and condition of Salmon fisheries on the Columbia river in Ore gon and Washington Territory and re port a bill for the regulation of such fisheries and protection of artificial hatching in said river The resolu-. tion was adopted. Washington dispatches of the lth says : Frank M. Pixley, one of the delegation appointed by San Fran cisco to urge action on the Chinese question appeared before the House committee on foreign affairs to-day, and presented an argument on the subject. Among other things, he stated that there were 60,000 Chinese in California, of the lowest class of Coolies, Mongolian criminals 'T and that the State is, in fact, rapidly be coming China's Botany Bay. The Senate committee on post-offices and post-roads to day considered the restoration of the franking priv ilege. The committee will recom mend that communications on official business may be sent free by Con gressmen. The New York Herald's Wash ington special says it is proposed to bring the legal tender question to a novel test before the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs will insist that every new issue of legal tenders must be authorized by special act of Congress; that notes bearing date of 1874 can not be a legal sender unless Congress declares it by special act. A Constantinople dispatch of the 18th says. If a struggle should take place, a3 everybody is dreading, be tween the native Christians and Mus sulmans, the Christians would prove victorious, provided the troops did not aid the mob; but in a general rising of Mohammedans the large colonies of European subjects in Constantinople and along the Bosphorus would be in greater danger than native Christians, because then wealth would constitute an additional stimulous to the religious zeal of the Turkish rabble. The streets of Pera are patrolled by a band of Austrian Croates. Liverpool dispatches quote bread stuffs quiet. Wheat, 9s. lld10s 4d per cental for California club. Flour extra state steady at 22s 6d. Progress of the Line. Oak FoiNT, W. T. May 20th, 1S73. J Ed. Asterian: The telegraph cable was successfully laid across the river here yesterday af ter noon, and the line is now complete as far as this office is concerned. Yours Truly, A. S. Abernethy, Jr. A ScGGrjbTiox with Sand' in it. The Congregational church spire needs a fresh coat of paint. Here's $5.00. Our headquarters on the Centen nial grounds will be with the Camp bell Press Works. We cannot resist their invitation to participate with them. Our carpet sachel is packed. CITY ITEMS. Q"The Astoria shirt factory, in C. L. Pai leer's new building, on Chenamus Street, up tairs is the place for gentle man to get nice fitting garments at reason able price. j2S"Any person inquiring for a fine quality of liquor, and can appreciate the same, can find the genuine J. II. Cutter WLiskey and Millers extra Old Bourbon, at the - Columbia Bar" saloon Astoria, with Geo. TJsherwood late of Portland to cater to theirtuste-. Gentlemen will please give u a call. Cigars of a fine quality also on hand. J as. M. Lynch, Prop. ;3" Everybody goes to the iNovelty Barber shop to get fixed up insjyle. Every person may come, and more too, fori have employed a first-class artist who will smil ingly manipulate yourchin, gracefully curl your mustache, nicely puff your hair, and latof all, but not least, will perfume your clothe with the mot pupular perfumer; in use, "Patchouly" if you don't believe it juM, 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. . ' ir v ff - v vA mF i; gS- rk " tAr.4 -U- &&. S Jt Z"