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ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 26, 1876.
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C&pt Flavel is sojourning at As
toria. Will return to Portland on
Gapt. Williams and G. W. Ray
mond are preparing to-day to trap
salmon below the city.
Persons in want of choice eggs for
'hatching are referred to the card of
I). J- Ingalls, new to-day.
Col. Wilson and Capt. Kempff
"will both proceed north on the Shu
brick, when that steamer leaves Asto
ria on a cruise of the Thirteenth
Point Adams fog whistle was in
operation all last night. "Dispatches"
were received at Astoria with a regu
larity, showing that a good head of
rsteam was kept up.
A J. Megler, Esq., 'who has been
laid up with x sprained ankle since
his Klaskanine fishing trip, is is again
-able to attend to business, but his
steps are slow and carefully measured.
Improvements on the barkentine
Jane A. Falkinburg are progressing
finely. The vessel will be ready for
rseain two weeks. She opens nicely
-and is as sound as a dollar. New
decks will be put in, and the cabin
will be altered.
The darkness of the early hours
of this morning at Astoria was intense
We left our sanctum at two o'clock
a. jt. groping our way homeward ;
when we were suddenly startled, on
Astor street, bjf the whistling of
another belated soul, who had tuned
his mouth to the pucker of " Silver
Threads," and judging from his notes
cared no more for the darkness and
the tempests of rain than a fat sea
lion cares for the meshes of a fisher
man's net. He was-happy, who ever
The day is beautiful. We doubt
if there can be found in any land a
place more delightful than Clatsop
county in the Spring time of the
year. Our gardens are filled with
flowers of brilliant color and delicate
perfutne, and every variety of orna
mental trees and shrubs in luxurient
growth. The Summer evenings, with
their glorious sunsets, and the cool,
balmy air from the sea, are charming
heyond expression ; and after night
fall the scene has a fascination pecu
liar and irresistable to the people.
The atmosphere is pure, sweet, and
refreshing, and it brings buoyancy to
the spirits to inhale it. And the
moonlight, falling on the waters of
our besuitiful bay and glancing
through the graceful foilage of the
stately trees gently stirring by the
evening breeze, gives us a true scene
of enchantment, such as might be
imagined of a fairy land, a scene
that only a poet could properly des
cribe. The accommodations for Sum
mer visitors this year, at Astoria and
in this vicinity, will greatly exceed
those of any former year.
Possible Steamboat Combination.
From the Willamette Farmer.
Not long since we published the
formation of Willamette Transporta
tion and Lock Company, which was
really a consolidation of the Goldsmith
and Teal company, (which controlled
the locks and owned the line of steam
ers running in connection with them)
with the O. S. N". Co., which has
always controlled steamboat navigation
on the Columbia and now aspires to
control the Willamette also. It is now
asserted, and is perhaps true, that this
corporation has obtained by lease or
purchase, control of the Basin and the
steamers commonly known as the Hol
laday line. This line passed to the
ownership to the German bondholders,
and they, finding that the river boats
were and had been a losing business
(so it is said) have disposed of that
interest, on the most favorable terms
to be secured. Of course they are not
to be blamed for so doing, and neither
the Transportation and locks Company
to be blamed for consolidating the
business, and we may anticipate that
the next move will be to purchase the
two independent steamers, the Ohio
and City of Salem, and so possess an
actual monopoly of all the navigable
waters in Oregon.
The people are interested in this
matter because the consolidation of all
the lines means advance in rates, and
that will be a heavy tax upon the
people. We still have the two Inde
pendent steamers, owned by U. B.
Scott & Co. , whose enterprise and f air
dealing have won them respect and
popularity, and if they should resist all
overtures to sell out we feel confident
they can depend on a good support
from the people, at fair paying prices,
so long as they are satisfied to continue.
This matter of transportation is one
that touches the producer. Let it be
known that any single corporation has
entire control of the river trade and we
feel confident that it would result in a
popular feeling that would speedily in
duce the formation of an independent
line owned by parties interested in
maintaining a reasonable freight tariff.
If driven to the wall the producers of
Oregon will most certainly build and
run their own steamers Wt they would
much prefer to have freights and fares
regulated by a fair competition. It is
true that some lines engaged in the riv
er trade have perhaps lost money, but
we are reliably informed that U. B.
Scott & Co., have done a thriving busi
ness, even at the low rate of freights
prevailing, and are willing to extend
their operations if they can have the
same encouragement. In view of this
fact they may decline to sell their inter
ests and continue the independent line
It is very important that the Canal
and Locks at Oregon City should be
maintained and operated in the inter
ests of the people; and if any legisla
tion is required to perfect and insure
their usefulness to the public, and
place it beyond the power of any controll
ing corporation to thwart the intention
of the law assisting their construction,
we hope that legislation will be care
fully perfected during the next ses
sion of the legislature. As the
session is short, it will be a good idea
for all persons interested to examine
this subject to ascertain what may
need doing in this respect and how it
can he best accomplished.
The dawn is discharging at Hume
& Blanchards dock.
We learn that a contract has been
let for painting the interior of the Con
gregational Church. 'This will lead
to the painting of the outside, and
that will include the spire and that
five dollars referred to in the Daily
Astorian on Monday hist.
Mr. C. Dyer, of Knappton receiv
ed serious injury from an accident at
the mills there yesterday. He was belt
ing a pully when the accident occurred,
which resulted in breaking both bones
of one arm. He was brought to Astoria
when Dr. Dodd dressed the wounds,
and he proceeded to Portland to-day
for the purpose of securing the advan
tages of nursing afforded at St. Vincent
The bark Dawn, of Mr. G. W.
Hume's line arrived this morning sev
en days from San Francisco, with a full
The Oregon Steamship Company's
steamer Gussie Telfair, Capt. Gardner,
sailed for northern ports this forenoon
with a full freight.
The steamer Annie Stewart has
been sold to go to Puget Sound, and is
now undergoing improvements to
adapt her for the trip from the Colum
bia river to Port Townsend.
The Josie McNear has entered up
on the trade between fisheries and the
bases of supply, with Capt. Kindred at
the helm, assisted by E. M. Hall as
The Public and private schools of
Astoria will close on Friday of next
week. The public school examination
will take place at Spiritual Hall. On
Thursday the children will be admit
ted, and adults excluded, for want of
room. On Friday adults will be ad
mitted and children excluded. The
programme will be printed in a few
A correspondent of the Olympia
Transcript, writing from Butte coun
ty, California, gives the following
idea of that State at present : " This
State is overrun with common labor
ers, ordinary mechanics, lawyers,
quack doctors, and, in fact, every de
partment, including the average
hoodlum. At the present time at
least, unless a man comesrhere with
a liberal capital, or superior talent
and ability in his particular avoca
tion, I think he would do better by
employing his capital, time and
ability elsewhere. In the valleys
here the water is warm and often of
poor qujility. In all the valleys, so
far as I have been able to learn, the
people are subject to fever and ague,
besides typhoid and other types of
"Prof. W. L. Worthington has re
signed his poMtion in the Public School of
Astoria, and no one need fear that if he
is elected assessor, he will not find the
time to properly attend to the duties of
A Carer From Dr. J. O'Brien.
I am charged by prominent Republi
cans, as a conspirator with Capt. J. H. D.
Gray to defeat the Republican ticket in
this connty. This charge I deny, as a
slander and a base falsehood gotten up by
the "King" to injure the Independent
ticket. I am no office seeker, but am in
terested in the welfare and prosperity of
my town and county. As this county has
for years been under the heel of cronic
office holders, and they Republicans,
I am unable to tee what encouragement
they have extended to the new comer or
the new enterprises that have been insti
gated by strangers in this county. As for
the Democrats we would not pretend to
account for tho course they might pur
sue as they have been out of office so long.
The Independent party to my mind is the
friend of the stranger, it encourages new
enterprise in our community, it welcomes
all foreigners to our shores "except the
heathen chmee." These are nvy princi
ples, and the motive of the Independent
party in this county, and 1 now urge up
on every good citizen the importance
and necessity of suppoiting the Inde
pendent ticket, on the 1st Monday in
June, the same being in the Centennial
year of our nations freedom.
J. O'Brien. Independent.
Postage on the Weekly Astorian
"is two cents a paper to any part of
the United States, when sent by peo
ple not connected with the newspaper
oflice. 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.
B3T Births, marriages and deaths
will be inserted free of charge to sub
scribers to either the Daily or the
Weekly Astorian. Births or marria
ges, when sent in by persons who nre
not subscribers to the paper, should
be accompanied with one dollar,
which will be placed to the credit of
the party and the paper will be sent
to the address for the full amount so
paid to us.
Tide Table lor Asttrla.
(From tables of United States Coast Survey.)
High Water. Low Water.
May. a. m. p. m. A. M. P. 31.
27 2 59.....-S. 4 44 10 34 10 04
28 .. 3 55 5 41 11 19 H 10
21) 4 o() t 82 ... ..-.:.. o oo 12 11
80 6 08 7 191.......... 1 12 1 02
31 7 14 8 08 1 15 1 52
3 8 23 .. S 541 2 2i 2 40
2 9 30 9 4l 3 33 3 30
3 .10 31 10 301 4 41 - 4 19
4- 11 12 11 llj 5 33 5 0
5 12 U8 11 47J I9 5 50
The height is reckoned from the level of av
erage lowest water, to which the soundings are
given on the Coast Survey charts. When the
time in the a. m. column is followed by p it is
afternoon, and when Fn the p. m. column by a
it is forenoon.
Temple Lodge, No. 7, A. P. A. M.
Regular Communications first and fi
third Saturdays in each month, at 7.30 jQf
o'clock, p. m., at the Hall in Astoria. N
Members of tho Order, in good standing, are
invited to attend. By ordei of tho W. M.
Beaver Lodge, No. 35, L O. O. F.
Meet every Thursday evening,
at 8 o'clock, in the Odd "Fellow's
Hall, cor. of Cass and Chenamus
streets, Astoria. Members of the
Order are invited to attoid. By order.
Astoria Lodge No. 40, 1. O. G. T.
"Regular Meeting every Saturday Evening
at8 o'clock, at Good Templar's Hall, Chona
mus Street, Astoria, over C. L. Parker's
Store. Members of the Order, in good stand
ing, are invited to attend. Degree meeting 1st
Monday each month. By order W. C. T.
Youngs River Grange, P. of H.
Meets on the fourth Sat
urday of each month at
11 o'clock a. m. Patrons
in good standing are invited to attend.
By order of W. M.
Regular meetings first Monday evening in
each month, at 7J4 o'clock
tST Persons desiring to have matters acted
upon by the Council, at any regular meeting,
must present tho same to- the Recorder, or
Mayor on or before the Friday evening prior
to the Monday on which the Council holds its
I. W. CASE, Mayor.
F. J. Taylor, Recorder
C. R. P. B. A. Society Notice.
Any fisherman on the Colum
bia River, wishing to join the
Fishermans Association can bd-
ply in person or by letter to the following
officers of the Association. J. B. Nice, Pres
ident, Waterlord ; B. P. Sheppard, Manhat
tan Fishery. Lodge Deputy : and Thomas
Dealey Secretary. Astoria, Oregon. A cor
dial invitation is hereby tendered to all to
avail themselves of this privilege.
By order of the President.
THOMAS DEALEY. Secretary.
Shipping--Port of Astoria.
CLEARANCES AND DEPARTURES.
Gussie Talfair, str., 413 tons, Gardner, to Puget
Sound, May 26.
ARRIVALS FROM SEA.
Dawn bk, 250 tons, for S. F. May 26.
John L. Stephens, as. 1995 tons,Mackie, fm San F
Sea Waif, brig. 273 tons, Harstoff, fmSF May 23.
California, str 674 tons, Hayes, fm Sitka, May 22.
Orient, brig, 312 tons, Adamson, fm S. F-. May 21.
Shubrick, U S str, 3oo tons, KortS. fm S F May 19.
Modoc, bkt Christiansen fm San Francis'co.May it
Centaur, Ger bk 468 tons Offarson. fm Hongkong,
Jane A. Falkinburg, bkt., .300 tons, Hubbard, fm
Honolulu, May 2.
Kate L. Herron, sch 26 tons, Thompsoi, fm Tilla
mook, May 2.
Wave Queen, Br bk, 8-53 tons, Anderson, fm New
castle,N S W., April 17.
Caller Ou, Br. bk., 674 tons, Bea, fm Isl. Java. Apr 9.
W.H.Thorndike, bk.,9 days fm Alaska,Maroh22.
VESSELS ON THE WAV.
Portland, bkt, 494 tons, Gage, fm S. F.
Oregoniaa, sch 274 tons, Pennell, fm SF.
Rival, bk 290 tons, Adams, fm Wilmington, May 13
Assaye, ItSl tons, Ritchie, fm Cardiff, via Rio.
Canoma, M0 ts, Rossen fm Glasgow via Honolulu.
Clita, Br bkt.. 519 tons, White, fm Honolulu.
Daart Bay, ship, 936 tons, fm Europe, via Austral
ia and ahangai.
Enid, Br bk., 495 tons, Renouf fm Port Chalmers.
Edward James, Forbes, fm Hongkong.
Forward.Br bk.,744 tons, Strachan, fm Hongkong.
Garibaldi, bk, 670 tons, Xoyes, from Hongkoag,
Hero of the Nile, Br bk335 tons. Dyke, tm Mel
bourne, Feb 21.
Otto, Br bk 465 tons, Carter, fm Liverpool Oct 14
Robert Bright, Br. bk. 309 tons Hennings from
Shields March 13.
Sam G. Reed, sh, 656 tons, White, from Hongkong.
Trevelyan, Br bk 1042 tons, Edwards, fm Newcastle
Woodside, Br bk. 700 tons Montgomery, 95 days fm
Table bay. April 1.
FINANCE AND TRADE.
Gold Bars 800 par.
Gold in Saw York, 112.
Legal Tenders in Astoria buying 88; sell
Coin exchango on San Francisco per cent
Currency exchango on San Francisco per
Coin exchango on Now York per cent, pre
mium. Telegraphic transfers on New York 1 per
Currency exchange onNowYork percent
Trade Dollars. 02 buying 9394 selling:
half dollar, Y buying; OT97K Silling.
Drifts and low Heads 1876.
Upper Astoria, Clatsop'county, Oregon. 1
April 21, lb7U.
At a Special meeting of the Colum
bia Kiver Fishermens Beneficial Aid
Society, the following regulations for
the government of all concerned
were adopted. That the following
drifts and tow heads be established
for the fishing season of 1876.
First Drift. From Woody Island
to Brdwn's point.
Second Drift. From Brown's Point
inside of Snag Island to the 12th red
Thin rift. From the 15th buoy
to Tongue Point.
Fourth Drift. From Tongue Point
to a point a little west of Booth's
Cannery, at a place to be designated
by a spile or some permanent mark.
Fifth Drift. From the termina
tion of the 4th drift to Smith's Point.
Sixth Drift. From Smith's Point
to the Pacific Ocean.
Seventh Drift. From the red buoy
in the Prairie channel to Tongue
Point up or down.
Eighth Drift. The big snag in
Chinook shoot will be considered a
The fishermen in Astoria, in coun
cil have mutually agreed to bind
themselves to be governed by the
foregoing drifts, and it is expected
from boats outride of the Society that
they will also conform to the same.
Any fisherman who is not fortunate
enough to be a memberof this Society
has still another opportunity to join
this Society, by applying before the
10th day of May, 1876 in accordance
with the notice published elsewhere
in the Astorian. After which time
the initiation fees will be raised to
Bv order of the Societv,
THOMAS liEALEY, Sec.
On Journalism. One of the mot
frequent and sweeping accusations made
by the mas of the public against the
journalists is that they have no principles,
that theyvare trimmers, defending one
thing -lb-day and another to-morrow.
This 'accusation is unjust. Tuken as a
whole, journalists are much less guided
bjr personal considerations in the matters
of public interest than any other body
of men. Life is not s'ationery, and they
1)! 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
archibt or a liberal becoming conserva
tive, arethincs 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 newpaper or
literary man is utterly impossible without
his incurring the penalty of moral death.
Mot newspaper articles being signed
therej the writers may in the course of
time change the shade of their colors, but
never the colors themselves. Political
and philosophical inconsistency in jour
nalism is the yroduct of the anoymous
press, and it is in England that it is at it
highest. Any tterson inquiring for a fine
quality oi liquor, ana can appreciate tne
same, can find the genuine J. H. Cutter
Whiskey and Millers extra Old Bourbon,
at the Columbia Bar" saloon Astoria,
with Geo. Usherwood late of Portland to
cater to their tastes. Gentlemen will please
give us a call. Cigars of a fine quality
also on hand. J as. M. Lynch, Prop.
0f Everybody goes to the Novelty
Barber shop to get fixed up in style. Every
person may come, and more too, fori have
employed a first-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
clothe with the most plipular perfumery in
use, "Patchouly" if you don't believe itjut
try it. Hair emitting, shaving, and sham
pooing. Hair dying done and warranted
not to turn rod, break or split. Parker
J. L. Campbell, Proprietor,
TMr. P. G. Stewart, of Portland, is
stopping temporarily at Astoria, in Mr.
Meade's store-room on Chenamus street,
and is prepared to fit persons with a su
perior quality of spectacles, and will alo
attend to clock work, and will receive
watches for repairs, which will be sent to
the shop of his son, Charles F. Stewart,
where all kinds of work is done in a wo.k
jF B. Hamburger carries the best as
sorted stock of Dry Goods, Clothing,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, 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.
Eastern Oregon The Astorian is
doing moTe 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'