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ASTORIA, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 29, 1876.
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ISSUED EVERY EVENING,
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Monitor Building, Cass Street,
Terms of Subscriptien:
Served by Carrier, per week .25 Cents
Sent by mail, three months -82 50
.Sent by mail six months 4 00
Sent by mail one year 7 00
free of Postage to the Subscribers.
CST Advertisements inserted by the year at
tthe rate of 1 00 per square per month.
Transient advertising, by the day or wcok,
ififty cents per square first insertion.
Reading notices, in City Items column, five
ccnts per line per day. Xo charge less than
The steamer Yaruna is in dry
dock to-day undergoing needed re
pairs. Street Commissioner Miller re
quests us to say that the bonds, for
contracts on proposed street improve
ments, should be approved to day or
to-morrow, at the ofiice of Mr. G. "W.
Ilea, city Attorney.
It will be seen by reference to
the advertisement of R. C. Shively
that the new. sloop May Belle is now
in readiness for n eight or charter.
Mr. Shively is a good master, and
2romises satisfaction to patrons in ev
The United States Steamer, Shu
brick, Capt. Korts, is employed in
planting buoys to mark the channel
in this vicinity to-day. The buoys
have all been nicely repaired and
2ainted, and present a neat appear-
The Ilwaco Company's Steamer
Gen. Canby had a large freight this
.-forenoon, for the Forts and various
points in Pacific county. The grow
ing trade in that direction is highly
.satisfactory to the merchants and me
chanics of Astoria.
Fish were returned to the vari
ous factories in great abundance this
morning but it was a hard pull for
ome of the boats to get up to the
city against,adverse winds and strong
reflux of the tide, which ran at the
rate of about two and a half knots
until nine o!clock.
The appearance of fishing boats
on the bay between Astoria, tongue
point and Chinook, at the hour of day
break this morning resembled the ap
pearance of drift wood in the Willam
ette. The area of operations em
braced a space of seven miles width,
by about twelve miles length.
Steam was raised this morning at
n early hour on the launch Katata,
.for continuing the wort begun by
'Capt. GusM. Jassen on the bar, but
3he weather was so thick and foggy
-that it was deemed advisable not to
begin the work until the
"Murky storm, deep lowering o'er our heads,"
was dissipated. This is the first in
stance of desired "dissipation" which
we have heard of for a long time but
the desire was not gratified.
New Music. Once more we are
placed under obligation to the mana
ger of M. Gray's music store, 101 First
.street, Portland, for sheets of new
music "Souvenirs of the Opera" by
H. Bressmeyer; "Over the way"
sang by D. B. Moody; and a splendid
new piece "Star . Spangled Banner"
Jaivtasie for the piano by Karl Merz
dedicated to Miss Ella Jordan, Indian
apolis "the author's fancy roves
through it under little restraint" pro
ducing most excellent effect.
The largest Salmon of the season,
ninety-two pounds, and the smallest
Salmon of the season, seven pounds,
returned to Booth & Co.'s factory this
season, were caught by the same man,
Mr. Peter Johnson.
The brig Sea Waif arrived at Eagle
Cliff this morning, light from Portland
in tow of the Gen. Canby, Pilot Fer
chen, and will fill up with cased Salmon
from Cuttings', Joseph Hume's, and
A. Booth & Co.'s factories.
By request of the Common Coun
cil business was generally suspended
this afternoon, between the hours of
one and four o'clock, during the time
of the furneral of Mrs. Case, wife of
Hon. I. W. Case, Mayor of the city.
Howell's Newspaper Reporter is
beginning to be noticed. It recently re
reported the Amesbury (Mass.) Vil
lager deceased, and at the same time
Howell was in receipt of two copies of
the Villager regularly. Its statement
that the Woodward Steam Printing
establishment of St. Louis had ceased
operations is also false.
A thirty-two pound cannon ball
was dug out of the depths of Seattle
dirt last week. How came it there is a
question, but is supposed to have been
dropped from the Decatur during the
bombardment of Indians in 185G. One
has ventured an opinion that it grew
from a musket ball which was shot
there during the war against the In
dians in Gov. I. I. Stevens' time.
Geo. P. Howell's newspaper en
terprise (?) at Philadelphia will re
sult in forcing a conclusion that the
managers of country newspapers
generally are bilks ; if the plans
proposed are adopted for granting
passes. If a newspaper man is not
able to pay his own way, and steer
clear of " frauds of the first water,"
he has no business to be in attend
ance at the Centennial. The man
that gives Geo. P. Powell $40 00
worth of advertising for a 50 cent
pass ought not to be recognized as a
Capt. X. P. Stevens, and George
Stevens, from Corvallis, arrived here
to-day with the sloop Pilot en route
to Yaquina bay. This little vessel is'
accomplishing a trip which will
figure in the future history of Oregon.
It is the first trip of the kind that
has ever occurred, a vessel passing
through the canal, from the upper
Wallamette, to the sea, thence back
by old ocean to within fifty miles of
the place she was built. The voyage
embraces a distance of 320 miles to
accomplish fifty. It will serve to
show the farmers of Benton county
the necessity of a railroad connection
with Yaquina bay, if they would
save this round about method of ship
ments. We are in receipt of a private
letter from our old friend A. K.
Barrow, late of Knappa, who recent
ly enrolled himself a Black-hiller.
The letter is dated at Cheyenne,
May 17th. He says the hills are not
as good as represented but thinks
that good diggings may be found
there when the Indians are subdued.
Just now scalps are in demand, and
hundreds of good men have bit the
dust in consequence of the Indian
maururders. The season for mining
is very short Last year it snowed
up to July 1st, in the mining'district,
up to the 6th inst it snowed there
like blazes. Gold dust does not enter
into the transactions of trade there,
which is a bad indication of the
wealth of the country, and corrob
orates our views of the matter that it
is not a gold region. Provisions
were high and scare. Mr. Barrow
would leave May 18th, for south
western Colorado, accompanied by
his partner, Mr. Sam Ellison.
The Nuts Cracked and Their Authors
Editor Astorian :
I find in. your Daily of the 27th, six
questions entitled, or headed, " Nuts
for Mr. W. W. Parker to Crack."
The intention of the authors of the
44 nuts" was, I persume to raise a sus
picion in the minds of some hasty
readers that I am accused, or at fault,
under the heads of some of those
questions. But, your readers will do
themselves injustice if they entertain
any such impressions.
My views of right and wrong, and
all my transactions in the various
capacities indicated in those ques
tions, are and have been strictly up
right, fair and honest and in accord
with the best code of laws or customs
in any community.
For instance, in relation to " nut"
No 1. In 1S60, after eight years of
hard working in manufacturing lum
ber in this county, during which
time the market (San Francisco; price
of lumber fell from forty or fifty dol
lars per thousand net above cost of
freight and charges from here, to a
figure less than freight and charges
from the mills on the Columbia river,
I was compelled to suspend business,
though every one of my creditors
wished me to go on, hoping for better
times and prices for lumber. Within
that period, from 1852 to 1860, or
mostly from 1855 to 1860, every lum
ber manufacturer on the river up to
Vancouver and up the Willainett, to
Oregon City, except our townsman
F. Perrill, suspended, or stopped
business, for the reasons that 1 did,
including Abernethy at Oak Point,
and our townsman, Capt. Flavel, who
had a finger in the business a few
years. But he, and they all, as far
as I know and believe, have since
paid every debt or demand against
them, in full ; and so have I paid all
demands that I know of against me
or my copartnership firm. I paid
several debts after they were u out
lawed" as the term is used paid a
debt of over 500, I think it was, to
Messrs. W. S. Ladd and S. G. Reed,
over ten years ago, that was then
44 outlawed" paid a debt in Califor
nia some ten years ago, of over $1,000
that was then " outlawed," and
several others that I might mention.
So much for nut No. 1. So you see
Mr. Editor that the first insinuation
has no applicability to me and I pro
nounce every one of the six insinua
tions, as far as they can apply to me
utterly false Ab uno disce omnes.
But Mr. Editor is that style of warfare
in politics fair? to ask a candidate a
lot of insinuating questions, hoping
thereby to take votes from him, un
fairly ? for the same questions could
with just as much propriety be ad
dressed to Mr. Van l)usen, who was
Postmaster for years in Astoria.
Suppose I were to go on in the
same direction and ask Mr. Gray,
who assumes the responsibility of
asking those questions, how is it
about a certain steamboat man prom
ising Mr. Smith of Fort Clatsop, $50
towards building a road from there
to Clatsop Plains, which would open
a new route for his steamer, "where
he would probably make hundreds
of dollars per year more in conse
quence of the road engaging a hun
dred or more cords of dry wood of
Smith on terms to save thesteamboat
owners $1 per cord, and then beg
ging, or refusing off his subscription
$25 and finally refusing to pay more
than $15, after the poor man, Mr.
Smith, had faithfully worked it out
in full ?
How is it about a supper engaged
for, and eaten by the crowd on the
occasion of a visit of Willamette
steamers to Astoriatwo years agoor so,
at an agreed price of $28, and after
eaten begged off to $18, of which only
$4 has been paid to this date ? So
that Mrs. Job Koss, the landlady and
caterer on that occasion, suffers $24
loss, and who had the gain and the
credit of furnishing the supper and
who in this instance is wearing the
laurals that belong to others ?
I might go on and fill your columns
with similar anecdotes, or insinua
tions, but enough for now.
W. W. Parker.
For all whom it may concern.
gS" Everybody goes to the Novelty
Barber thop to get fixed up in style. Every
person may come, and more too, fori have
employed afirst.classartis.twho will smil
ingly manipulate your chin, gracefully curl
your mustache, nicely puff your hair, and
last of all, but not least, willperfume your
clothes with the most pupular perfumery in
use, "Patchouly" 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.
J. L. Campbell, Proprietor.
Tide Table tor Astoria.
(From tables of United States Coast Survey.)
27 2 50 .. 4 44 10 34 10 04
'28 3 55 5 41 11 19 11 10
29 4 50 6 32 o oo 12 11
80 6 08 7 19! 1 12 1 02
31 7 14 .. 8 08 1 15 1 52
1 8 23 S 541 2 23 2 40
2 9 30 9 41 3 33 3 30
10 31 10 301 4 41 - 4 1!)
4- 11 12 .11 11 5 33
5 12 08 U 47J W
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 in the p. m. column by a
it is forenoon.
Temple Lodge, No. 7, A. P. A. M.
Regular Communications first and Q
third Saturdays in each month, at 7.30 jQt
o'clock, p. m., at the Hall in Astoria.
Members of the Order, in good standing, are
invited to attend. By ordei of the 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 ChenamusgS5f.g
streets, Astoria. Members of the m
Order are invited to attend. By order, N. 6,
Astoria Lodge No. 40, L O. 6. T.
Regular Meeting overy Saturday Evening
at 8 o'clock, at Good Templar's Hall, Chcna
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 Orange, 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 7 o'clock
fi" Persons desiring to have matters acted
upon by the Council, at any regular meeting,
must present the samo 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. B. F. B. A. Society Notice.
Any fisherman on the Colum
bia River, wishing to join the
Fishermans Association can ai
ply in person or by letter to the following
officors of the Association. J. B. Nice, Pres
ident, Waterlord ; B. P. Sheppard, Manhat
ten Fishery Lodge Doputy : and Thomas
Bealey 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 AXD DEPARTURES.
John L. Stephens, su. 1995 tons, Mackie, fin San F
Kate L. Herron, sch 26 tons, Thompson, fin Tilla
mook, May 27.
Gussie Telfair, str., 413 tons, Gardner, to Puget
Sound, May 26.
ARRIVALS FROM SEA.
Rival, bk 290 tons, Adams, fin Wilmington, May 27.
Dawn bk, -JS0 tons, for S. F. May 26.
Sea Waif, brig, 273 tons, Harstoff, fraSF 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. f m S F May 19.
Modoc, bkt Christiansen fm San Francisco.May 12.
Centaur, Ger bk 468 tons Offarson. fm Hongkong,
Jane A. Falkinbnrg, bkt., 300 tons, Hubbard, fm
Wave Queen, Br bk, M3 tons, Anderson, fm New
castle, S W., April 17.
Caller Ou, Br. bk.,674 tons, Rea, fm Isl.Java.AprUL.
W. H. Thorndike, bk.,9 days fm Alaska,MarchS2.
VESSELS ttiV THE WAV.
Portland, bkt, 494 tons, Gage, fm S. F.
Oregonian, sch 274 tons, Pennell, fm SF.
Assaye, 12S1 tons, Ritchie, fm Cardiff, via Rio.
Canoma, W0 ta, Rosser. fm Glasgow via Honolulu.
Clita, Br bkt.. 519 tons, White, fm Honolulu.
Dnart Bay, ship, 936 tons, fm Europe, via Austral
ia and Shangai.
Enid, Br blc, 496'tons, Renouf fm Port Chalmers.
Edward James, Forbes, fm Hongkong.
Forward, Br bk.,T44 tons, Strachan, f m Hongkong.
Garibaldi, bk, O tons, Korea, from Hongkong,
Hero of the Nile, Br bk 335 tons. Pyke, tm Mel
bourne, Feb 2L
Otto, Br bk 465 tons, Carter, fm Liverpool Oct 14
Robert Bright, 43r. bk. 399 tons Hennings from
Shields Marc 13.
Sara G. Reed, ih, 656 toss, White, from Hongkong.
Trerelyan, Br bk 1042 toas, Edwards, fm Newcastle
Woodside, Br bk, 700 toaa Montgomery, 95 days fm
Table bay. April 1.
-FINANCE AM JL TRADE.
Gold Bars 8W par.
Gold in New York, 112.
Legal Tenders In Astoria buying 88; sell
Coin exchange on San Francisco per cent
Currency exchango on San Francisco per
Coin exchange on New York percent, pre
mium. Telegraphic transfers on New York 1 per
Currency exchange on New York percent
Trade Dollars. 92 buying; 9394 selling
half dollar, W buying; 97ti7 selling
Drifts and low Heads 1876.
Upper Astoria, Clatsop county, Oregon.
April 24, 1870. J
At a Special meeting of the Colum
bia River Fisbermens 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 1S76.
First Drift. From Woody Island
to Brown's point.
Second Drift. From Brown's Point
inside of Snag Island to the 12th red
Third Drift. 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 outside of the Society that
they will also conform to the same.
By order of the Society,
THOMAS DEALEY, Sec.
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
5"Put Smith, a noted stock man,
who has invested largely in blooded sheep
arrived in Oregon again recently and will
make arrangements for distributing '.here
among sheep owners, of a lot of thorough
bred merino bucks. He will arrive at As
toria with several head of young bucks
about the first of June. See advertise
ment. jMr. 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 also
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 work
3We 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 sell, is that the present owner Mr. C.
M. Stark is about to engage in other busi
Advertise An exchange says: Maybe
you think that people don't like to read
advertisements ! If you do you are much
mistaken. Fresh, well-put well-placed ad
vertisements are news ! They aro welcomed,
read iay, studied ! The newspaper that is
alive with them is increasingly acceptable
and so is the business house that knows how
to get them up, possessed withal with the
sagacity and nerve to keep diem up.
Postage on the Weekly Astorian
is two -cents a paper to any part of
the United States, when sent by peo
ple notconnected with the newspaper
office, We will will send four copies
separate dates), eja!valent to one
month, to one address, in one wrapper
(post-paid), on receipt of 25 cents.-
EST Births, marriages and deaths
will be inserted free of eh arge to sub
scribers to either the Daily or the
Weekly Astorian. Births or marria
ges, when sent in by persons who are
not subscribers to toe 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 ttie full amount so
paid to us.
9 Any person Inquiring ibr 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. TJsherwood 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.
&$? Captain J. H. D. Gray, Inde
pendent nominee for Joint Representa
tive, requests us to say that in consequence
of the death of Mrs. I. W. Case his ap
pointments for Westport, Clifton, and
Knappa have been postponed until Fri
day, June 2d, 1876.
Tor fine and Artistic Photographs, go to
Buchtel k Stolte, 91 and 93 First street, Port
land, the only first class Gallery in Oregon.
Gp The very hnest Photographs atShnster
& Davidsons, corner of Firtt and Yamhill
streets, Portland, Oregon.