The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883, May 25, 1876, Image 1

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VOL. 1.
NO. 22.
(Sundas'S Excepted),
Monitor Building, Cass Street.
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Heading notices, in City Items column, fivo
cents per line per day. No charge less than
twenty-five cents.
The schooner Adelaide arrived
from John Days river this morning
"with a cariro of wood.
Mr. C. C. Slyker, late of Sitka,
"will soon leave Astoria for the home of
Jiis childhood in Wilksbarre, Pa.
Parties in want of sails, tents, etc. ,
are referred to A. M. Johnson's As
toria Sail Loft. See advertisement.
The Brenham, Capt. A. D. Wass,
Teturned from Portland last evening.
The Jolm L. Stephens will leave
Portland at three o'clock to-morrow
morning, and may be expected at
Astoria early, en route to San Fran
cisco. A nice shower of rain very greatly
needed in this part of the world, to as
.sist in the irrigation of swamp lands,
"began descending last night at ten o'
clock, and still continues "without in
"termission. It is nice.
i2D"The steamer Gen. Canby will
leave for Tillamook some time next
"week. For rates of freight apply at the
office of the Ilwaco Steam Navigation
Company. Passage at si:ecial Kites.
Capt. Gus M. Jassen's new boat,
for use in the Thirteenth Light-house
District, and for the propose of making
soundings, arrived by the California
steamer this week. The neat little
craft bears the honored name of Gen.
We feel like jogging the memory
of the citizens of Astoria with refer
ence to the school meeting, called for
to-morrow evening. Now bear in
mind that the credit of the district
is at stake in this matter, and don't
let business of any kind keep you
away to-morrow evening. See ad
vertisement. The sloop lone, just repaired and
fitted for trade, "went ashore on Chi
nook beach this morning, by dragging
her anchors while waiting for a cargo
of fish. The mast was cut away and
the sloop, taken in tow by the steamer
Commodore Perry, reached Astoria
safely about 11 o'clock.
Some doubts are expressed as to
the truth of the statement in our dis
patches about hailstones falling in
New England this week which meas
ured six and three fourth inches in
circumference. How can such things be
doubted. Did'nt the news come by
telegraph, and would the telegraah
The schooners Granger, 'Captain
Lowe; Adelaide, Capt. Rentz"; Elnora,
Captain Blaclt; and Hough and Ready,
Captain Rehfield, are all discharging
wood at Captain Flavel's dock to-day.
The wood, stave bolts, buoys, building
material, and various other articles
strewn over the dock speaks of quite
an extensive little business being car
ried on there which is not much notic
- d.
Letter from Mr. Villard.
Officoof tbeO. S. S. Co.. 1
Portland, May 23, 1S7G. J
Editor A stemal:
"What you say con
cerning the condition of the Stephens,
is strictly true. The United States in
spector, after a most thorough exami
nation of the ship, expressed Iris sur
prise at her absolute soundness, serious
doubts of which he had entertained in
common with the public.
Allow me to add that the new man
agement, as the old one, spares no ex
pense to keep the steamers, of tliis line,
in the best repair, and that no steamer
has ever been or will be allowed to
leave harbor except in perf ectly sound
As your readers are aware the Com
pany, are about putting new steamers
on the line, but this has been resolved
upon with a view to securing greater
carrying capacity and more economical
running, and not on account of unsafe
ty of any of our steamers.
I am Very Respectfully,
Henry Yillard,
Marriages were the order of the
day (and evening) at Astoria yester
day. At the residence of Mr. E.
S. Larseii, brother-in-law of the bride,
Miss Lamia C. Posenk w;is led to the
hymenial altar by Mr. John K. Wirt,
and in the presence of a large num
ber of invited guests the twain were
made happy for life. After the con
clusion ot this service, aifd a joyous
hour at the house, the party adjourned
to Spiritual Hall, where they were
met by greatly augmented numbers
of friends, where all danced to the
tune of sweet music, and expressed
their congratulations and wished the
newly wedded couple much joy.
Dancing was kept up until a late hour,
and the hosts of friends of both
bride and bridegroom separated with
heartfelt wishes for the young couple,
now so happy. At the residence of
Capt. il. Ilobson, another large party
was congregated to witness the nup
tials of Mr. John Hobson and Mrs.
Katie Reaves.
A few days ago the China mer
chants of San Francisco sent a dis
patch to Hong Kong, directing mer
chants in that city, not to ship any
more goods on steamers or vessels car
rying more than one hundred pass
engers. A dispatch was received on
the 22d from Hong Kong, announcing
that out of 400 passengers that had
engaged passage on the City of Pe
king, but 10G were allowed to come.
Hereafter but 100 will arrive on any
single steamer. The W. H. Bessie for
Honolulu took tliree hundred Chi
nese coolies to labor on the sugar plan
tations of the Sandwich Islands.
Speculations are made in va
rious quarters as to the prices
-which wheat will command after
the coming harvest. It is unde
niable, that the prospects at this
time in Europe are but middling
that is, the growing crop does
not promise more than an average,
with markets that have but little
more wheat on hand and in tran
situ than sufficient to last until
harvest. In the Western States
the spring has been unusually
wet, and in consequence the
quantity of spring wheat sown,
which is now much relied upon, is
less than usual. In California
alone does the crop promise an
abundant yield, and even there,
with the cold northwesterly
winds which have recently pre
vailed, the crop is not entirely as
sured. It may yet be cut short in
Another invoice of clothincr at B.
Hamburger. . . .
A Card From I. W. Case, Candidate for
County Treasurer.
Ilaving been reliably informed, that a
repoit is in circulation, raised b3Thome
designing person or person, to the effect
that I a Treasurer of Clatsop county, had
received gold coin into the trea-ury of the
county and paid out therefor on county
older, silver coin and especially trade
dollars. This report has been raised to
reflect upon my character as a public offi
cer, and lessen my chances for re-election
as County Treasurer, and it also reflects
my character as a business man, I there
fore adopt this means of informing the
voters and citizens of Clatsop county, that
the above mentioned report is as base
and consummate a falsehood as could be
circulated. And the person who started
said report and those who are circulating
it, did it, and are doing it through mali
ciousness or wilful ignoiance, for had
they taken, or should they now take the
least pains possible, they would ascertain
that people generally paid their taxes this
year in silver, and lhavo no doubt, but
what the persons who are circulating said
report, paid their taxes in silver if they
paid any at all. I iall below the amount
when 1 bay that of all the taxes paid
into the Treasury of Clatsop county, was
silver and aviry material proportion ol
that was Trade Dollars. 1 remitted all
the State tax in gold coin thereby saving
the count3r expressage, and the State tax
was more than YA of the whole amount of
taxes received, so it will be clearly seen
that I have paid more gold coin than I re
ceive. So gentlemen your report falls to
the ground and if you cannot get at some
thing to injure me with more semblance
of truth about it, you had better sell out.
One thing more, I have been placed
upon the Independent ticket by the per
sons composing that party, not by my
wish, I assure you, as a candidate for
County Treasurer. Now I wish it dis
tinctly understood that I have had nothing
to do with the getting up of the Inde
pendent movement and I am taking no
stock m it. I have always been a consis
tent Republican, and have been nominated
by the Republican party prior to the In
dependent movement and upon that ticket
lam tunning, hut I shall not object to
Independents nor Democrats voting for
me, and I think if the Democrats would
put my name upon their ticket also that 1
would be elected. I. W. Case.
sS!Mr. P. G. Stewart, of Portland, is
stopping temporarily at Astoria, in !Mr.
Meade's store-room on Chenamus street,
and is prepared to lit on persons a superior
quality of spectacle glasses, and will also
attend to clock work, and will receive
watches for repairs, which will be sent to
the shop of his Kn, Charles T?. Stewart,
where all kinds of work is done in a work
manlike manner.
j7D B. Hamburger carries the best as
sorted stock of Dry Goods, Clothing,
Boots, Shoes, Hais, Tobacco, Crockery
and will in a short time add a splendid lot
Groceries, which will make the most com
plete slock in town. Cail a see his new
goods they are nice.
23 Any person inquiring for a fine
quality of liquor, and can appreciate the
same, can find the genuine J. H. Cutter
"Whiskey and Miller extra Old Bourbon,
at the " Columbia Bar" saloon Astoria,
with Geo. Usherwood late of Portland to
cater to their tnstes. Gentlemen will please
give us a call. Cigars "of a fine quality
also on hand. Jas. M. Lynch, Prop.
8" Everybody goes to the Novelty
Barbershop to get fixed up in style. Every
person majr come, and more too, fori have
employed a firsL-class artist who will smil
ingly manipulate your chin, gracefully curl
your mustache, nicely puff your hair, and
lastof all, but not least, will perfume your
clothes with the most pupular perfumery in
use, "Patchouly" ifyou don't believe itjust
tiy it. Hnir cutting, shaving, and sham
pooing, llair ctying done and warranted
not to turn red, break or split. Parker
House, Astoria.
J. L. Campbell, Proprietor.
Ox Journalism. One of the most
frequent and sweeping accusations made
by the mass of the public against the
journalist is that they have no principles,
that they are trimmers, defending one
thins: to-dav and another to-morrow.
This accusation is unjust. Taken as a
whole, journalists are much less guided
by personal considerations in the matters
of public interest than any other body
of men. Life is not stationery, and they
have naturally to alter their opinions now
and then, under the influence of changing
circumstances. But these changes are sel
dom the result of anticipated personal ad
vantages. A free thinker becoming
orthodox, a republican becoming a mon
archist or a liberal becoming a conserva
tive, arethinns by no means as frequently
to be met with among journalists as they
are among people at large. On the con
tinent of Europe such a change of princi
ples on the part of any newspaper or
literary man is utterly impossible without
his incurring the penalty of moral death.
Mo.t 'newspaper articles being signed
there, the writers may in the course of
time change the shade of their colore, but
never the colors themselves. Political
and philosophical inconsistency in jour
nalism is the product of the anovmoua
1 press, and it is in England that-it is at its
Telegraphic News.
Synopsis of Press Dispatches.
The C. Cs and the B. B's
In party Politics.
Conkling, Cameron, Blain
and Bristow Struggles.
Who Controls Pennsylvania?
Don Cameron.
Who Controls Don? Hard
Prospects of a fight in Cin
cinnati Convention.
More Concessions, in Which
the K. K.'s orive wav for
the C.C.'s, the B.B.'s,
and the A. G. R.'s.
Remarks of the Eastern press, on
recent Cabinetehanges are not flatter
ing to anybody not even Grant.
Following are. sample shots paid for
by the Oregonian at the rate of $500
per month, justto have the dispatches!
you know dispatches are dispatches ;
here is a few of 'am. "Editorial
notes" by telegraph ! Fast age this !
The Tribune's Philadelphia spe
cial says Donald Cameron heads the
delegation to Cincinnati. The dele
from Pennsylvania are, as a whole,
of that trading class of politicians
who have for the last fifteen years
controlled Pennsylvania politics and
belittled it in the eyes of the Nation,
men who are always readjr to sell out
and before they cast their votes in
National Convention for any particu
lar candidate bargain for a cabinet
appointment or the smaller loaves
and fishes of office. "While Cameron
can control a majority of the Penn
sylvania delegation for Conkling,
Blaine is likely to get a part, despite
trade, including, probably, all of
Philadelphia's twelve. Prospects of
a bitter fight by the anti Cameron
and Conkling men are imminent.
A Times editorial on Cabinet
changes speaks favorably of Pierre
pont and Taft. As for McDonald
Cameron, of Pennsylvania, he is a
gentleman who has been chiefly
known hitherto as a political wire
puller. In that capacity he may have
displayed enough executive talent to
mark him out as a desirable person
to sit in the Cabinent as Secretary of
"War. Pennsylvania politics can
hardly be said to furnish a verj'
elevated school for administrative
ability, but Cameron may turn out to
be a better man than might be in
ferred from his associations. It has
been generally assumed that the
Pennsylvania delegation was to be
used at Cincinnati chiefly for the
purpose of securing Cameron a seat
in- the Cabinet of the next Republi
can President. Though the prize has
been virtually attained without wait
ing for a new Administration, it is
hardly likely that the mission of
Pennsylvania at Cincinnati will be
materially modified. The astute
gentlemen who will manipulate the
fifty-eight votes of that State will be
as desirous as ever to find who is to
be the winning man, and to earn his
'gratitude by throwing, at a critical.
moment, the Pennsylvania votes in
his favor.
The Sun is peculiarly bitter and
sarcastic, and has several short arti
cles on the subject. It has for some
time seemed probable that Taft would
not answer Grant's purpose as Secre
tary of "War. He is a straightforward
up And down man ni ot available
for jobs. Such a man in the place of
Belknap could only make trouble for
such a President as Grant, and accord
ingly he is moved out. He will also
make a respectable Attorney-Gener-al,
and in that post he annot inter
fere so much with the little opera
tions on which Grant's comfort so
greatly depends. The nomination of
Pierrepont is to be taken we suppose
as the reward for the valuable servi
ces he recently rendered Grant, in
certifying before the chamber of
commerce in this city that Grant is
not a common thief; anyhow, he is
in many respects an improvement on
Schenck. The Senate, which re
jected Dana, hastened to confirm the
courtley and accomplished Pierre
pont. The nomination of Don Came
ron is not one that will be approved
by reforming Republicans, but that
probably makes no difference. Cam
eron has long been hankering for a
place in the Cabinet, and his nomi
nation doubtless settles the question
whether the Pennsylvania delegates
to Cincinnati will vote for Conkling
or Blaine.
The New York Herald rejoices
thatPierreront goes abroad where he
can have no influence: "Judge Pier
repont it is well known has not favored
Ccnkling's nomination and says: Don
Cameron's influence and that of his
shrewd and sagacious father will be
actively exerted in f avor of the New
York Senator. The fifty eight dele
gates of the great State of Pennsyl
vania can now be as surely counted on
for Conkling as those of New York.
The President can control nearly all
the Southern delegates and after the
first ballot or two, they will vote in a
body for Conkling. The knowledge
that tliis is to be the case will help
him in the West and insure him a ma
jority on the 3d or 4th ballot.
The Tribune says that Grant has
made so many bad appointments, there
is always more or less surprise whenlie
makes a good one. Pierrepont is not
bold enough, but is an improvement
on Schenck. After speaking favorably
of Taft, the writer continues, but J.
Donald Cameron this is a nomination
of which it is difficult to speak with pa
tience. When the Camerons took pos
session of the Pennsylvania Republican
convention a few weeks, and went
tlirough the absurd performance of
pledging it to Hartnaft, and the world
read the announcement that Simon of
fered the commowealth for sale once
again as he had done many times before.
We have no right to be surprised that
Grant would start up so quickly with a
bid, but it is a profound dissappoint
ment that the Senate of the United
States, in headlong haste, should make
itself a party to such a transaction. His
management as executive officer of the
Northern Central railroad elicited a
vote of censure from the board of direc
tors. The World says: "We shall not
be so cruel as to say thatPierrepont will
find himself more at home in the lega
tion to England than in the department
of Justice, but Pierrepont is too close
an observer of the currents of public
opinion not to have long since discover
ed that his career as a Cabinet officer
has not been absolutely succesful. He
has been so fortunate and skillful in
the administration of his private affairs
that he will be in no danger from temp
tations which were so fatal to his pred
ecessor at the court of St. James."
The writer praises Taft and centinues:
"Cameron, though not a lawyer, is a
man of more than common 'ability,
and not unequal to a Cabinet position
in the administration of any President."
Eastern Oregon The Astoriaij is
doing more for the interests of Eairn "
Oregon than any other paper in th$tate.-v
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