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ISSUED BV3EY EVENING,
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Monitor BvAldlivj, Ctiss Street.
Terms of Subscriptien:
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Sent by maii six months -1 00
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K35" Advertisements inserted by the year at
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Transient advertising, by the day or week,
-ii fry cents per square first insertion.
Heading notices, in City Hems column, five
cents per line per day. So charge less than
The Thorndike sailed on Suuday
for Liver iool.
When will the road leading to
the cemetery grounds be made pas
sable? When will the Common Council
order a tax, if necessary, to improve
the cemetery grounds ?
The ship Benj. bewail sailed from
Liverpool on the IGth for San Fran
cisco via Philadelphia.
The sloop lone took to the water
again yesterday fully repaired
Messrs. Putter & McKinzie.
Hon. S. E. Parr, Collector of
-Customs, at Oysterville, returned to
the land of bivalves to-day. 1 le was
in a good state of preservation when
he left Astoria.
Col Jos. Teal paid us a good long
social visit last evening. lie came to
attend a meeting of the Directors of
the Astoria Parmer's "Wharf Com
pany, and returned to Portland to
day. We have endeavored to apologize,
and account, for all the rains out of
reason in this vicinity this spring,
but this last one yesterday and last
night beats us unless it was intended
to aid Capt. In. Stevens in raising
his house. A few inches more and
the town will be afloat. That will
raise his house offits pins.
The Portland Board of Trade
have done away with the uses for
xa session of the Legislative Assembly, i
and are now legislating enactments
for the commonwealth. This act of
kindness will be a saving of a mil
lions upon millions of dollars to the
tax payers of Oregon. How gener
ous! of you, Portland; to thus serve
the people without fee and no hope
The evening Journal says : Stan
brothel's have chartered the Annie
Stewart, and will take her to the
Sound. She is now moored at the
Albina dock, where she will be re
paired, newly painted and generally
overhauled. Capt. Starr informs us
that they will soon take a second
boat from this place to the Sound,
where steamboating is expected to
be unusually lively this summer. The
steamer North Pacific, now running
on the Sound, will be taken below
about the 10th of June, and will
run betweeu ports ou the lower coast.
Don't 3rou remember Zamloch,
"the Dutch sleight of hand performer?
He ran off with another man's wife
down in Nevada, the other day. and
the man poisoned himself nearly to
death over it the saphead. Vivian's
Jennie Riffarth, the balladist, is go
ing to be divorced, too. Her husband,
in Sacramento, has taken a notion all
at once, that she isn't just the most
prudent woman in the world, and
.proposed to let her travel with Vivian
-all she wants to.
iStOEIA, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 30, 1876.
Prorn tho Eugene Stato Journal.
ThVPorriand Board of Trade have
certain propositions to submit to every
candidate in this State for legislative
honors. We have not space to give
them in this issue, but would like to
submit this one to the Honorable
Beard: Does it actually cost eigh
teen cents more to ship wheat direct
from Portland to Liverpool than from
San Prancisco? If so, why
It is a grand thing to hare railroad
communication with the interior and
the Atlantic States and immigrant
aid societies, but the great discidera
tum with the farmers of this county is
cheap transportation to the seabord,
and low ton age upon the high seas.
Farm products cannot be carried by
rail from Oregon to the Atlantic
States. The t:ix on wheat from Eu
gene to Portland, one hundred and
twenty-five miles, is about all that
fanners" can stand, to say nothing of
two or three thousand miles. If our
Portland Board of Trade feels a very
deep interest in the prosperity of the
producing classes it would be well to
turn its face oceanwards, and see if
something can not be done to give
wheat quotations as favorable in Port
land as San Francisco. If the great
difference of prices grows out of the
greed of Portland speculators, or
because of its inland situation, it
would be better for the State to levy
a tax and buy out the town and sink
it, in favor of Astoria or some other
point where ships can be chartered
nearly as cheap as in San Francisco.
As it is, the fanners of Oregon lose
annually $1,200,000 by tliis unreason
able difference. If this onerous tax
cannot be removed, in any degree,
and the increased tariff rates on our
railroads, as foreshadowed, is to be
continued,. there will but little
inducement for immigration, but 'a
good cause for emigration.
1 Comments of ' the 'Press.
Prom the Dalles Tribune.
We are in receipt of the Daily
Astorian, a small but newsy paper
latety started in Astoria by D. G.
Ireland. As the Astorians seem
to be fully aware of the fact that
no one thing' is more beneficial to
a town or' "city than a lively news
paper in their midst, we have no
doubt they will liberally support
this new enterprise.
The winds raised a froth on the
bay last night,' andas the waters
washed up' they took rafts of spiles
along with them.
Phoof of Pudding. It pays to
prosecute thieves. The revenue from
the distilleries during the month of
April this year, exceeds by tliree null
ion dollars the receipts for Airil a
year ago. The distillers have come to
an active realization of the fact that
while !Mr. Bristow remains Secretary
of the Treasury, it will be cheaper,
safer and pleasanter all around, to
just buy the proper amount of stamps
and pufthem where they will do the
j23Tut Smith, a noted slock man,
who hasinvested largeVy in blooded sheep
arrived in Oregon again recentty and will
maue arrangements lor distributing here
among sheep owners, of a lot of thorough
bred merino bucks. He will arrive nt As
toria with several head of young bucks
about the first of June. See advertise
ment. sSMr. P. G. Stewart, of Portland, is
stopping temporarily at Astoria, in Mr.
Meade's store-room on Chcnamus 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
Titlo Tabic :or Astoria.
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The height is reckoned from the level of av
erage lowest water, to which the soundings are
given on the Coast Survey charts. hen tho
time in the a. in. column is followed by pit is
afternoon, and when in the p. m. column by a
it is forenoon.
Temple Lodge, No. 7, A. F. A. M.
ieations first and WQ i
inch month, at 7.30. Vf i
Hall in Astoria. V !
third Saturdays in e:i
o'clock, p. m.. ut the
Aicmocrs ot tne Urdcr, in good standing, are
invited to attend. Dy-ordci of tho W. 31.
Beaver Lodge, No. 35, 1. O. O. F.
Meet every Thursday evening. $!$?.
at 8 o'clock, in the Odd Follows afctfgg
Hall. cor. of f'iiss and Chenamus -!???kc
streets, Astoria. Members of tho "Kf
Order arc invited to attend. J)y order, X. G,
Astoria Lodge No. 40, 1. O. G. T.
Ttcjrular Meeting every Saturday Evening
atSo'clock.at Hood Templar's Hall, Chena
mus Street, Astoria, over C. L. Parker's
"torc. Members of the Order, in good stand
ing, arc invited to attend. Degree meeting 1st
Monday each month. ly order W. U. T.
Youngs River Grange, P. of H.
Meets on the fourtli Sat
urday of each month at
11 o'clock .. ii. Patrons
in good standing are invited to attend,
by order of V. M.
Regular meetings first Monday evening in
each month, at 71. o'clock
fcjy Persons desiring to have matters acted
upon by the Council, at any regular meeting.
must present the same to the Kecorder, oi j
Mavor on or before tho Friday evening prior
to the Monday on which tho Council holds its i
regular meetings. i
T. W. CASE, Mayor.
F. J. Taylor, Recorder.
C. R. F. B. A. Society Notice.
Any fisherman on the Colum
bia Uiver, wishing to join the
Fisherman? Association can ap
ply in person or by letter to tho following .
officers of the Association. J. 1). Xice, Pros-1
ident, Waterlprd ; . P. Shcppard. Manhat
ten Fishery, hodgc Deputy : and Thomas .
I)calcy Secretary. As-toria, Oregon. A cor-1
dial invitation i hereby tendered to all to
avail themselves of this privilege.
Ry order of the President.
THOMAS DEALEY, Secretary.
Shipping Pore of Astoria.
CLEMIAXCES ASJ) DEPA11TUHES.
W. II. Thorndike, bk., to Liverpool. May 2S'
John Tj. Stephens, ss. 1955 tons, Mackie, fin San F
Kate L. fferron, sell 2G tons, Thompson, fm Tilla
mook, May 27.
Gussie Telfair, str., 413 tons, Gardner, to Puget
Sound, May 20.
ARRIVALS FROM SEA.
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Ajax, str 1351 tons, Holies, for S If May 30.
Rival, bk 2J0 tons. Adams, fm Wilmington, May 27.
Dawn bk. :tf0 tons, for S. F. May 2fi.
Sea Waif, brie, 273 tons, Harstotf, fm S F May 23.
California, str (571 tons, Hayes, fm Sitka, May 22.
Orient, brig, 312 tons. Adamson, fm S. F. May 21.
Slmbrick, U S str, 3oo tons, Korts. fm S F May 19.
Modoc, bkt Christiansen fm San Franei&co.May 12.
Centaur, Ger bk -JGS tons Offarson. fm Hongkong,
JnneA.Falkinburg, bkt., 200 tons, Hubbard, fm
Wave Queen. Ur bk, 853 tons, Anderson, fm Xew
castle.N S W., April 17.
Caller Ou, Br. bk., (i74 tons, Eea. fm Isl.Java. Apr 9.
VESSELS OS THE WAV.
Portland, bkt, 194 tons. Gage, fm S. F. May 27.
Garibaldi, bk, fi70 tons, Xoycs, from Hongkong,
Orcgonian, sch 274 tons, Penncll, fm SF.
Assaye, 12S1 tons, Ritchie, fm Card i if, via Rio.
Canoma, 520 ts, Rosscr. fm Glasgow via Honolulu.
Clita, Br bkt., 519 tons, White, fm Honolulu.
Duart Bay, bhip. Ji36 tons, fm Europe, via Austral
ia and Shaugai.
Jinid, Br bk., 49(5 tons, Renouf fm Port Chalmers.
Edward James, Forbes, fm Hongkong.
Forward,Br bk.,744 tons, Strachan, fm Hongkong.
Hero of the Nile, Br bk 335 tons. Dyke, tm Mel
bourne, Feb 21.
Otto. Br bk 4G5 tons, Carter, fm Liverpool Oct 14
Robert Bricht. Br. bk. 309 tons Hennings from
Shields March 13.
Sam G. Reed, sh, K56 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 A&D TRADE.
Gold Bars S00 par.
Gold in .New York, 112.
Legal Tenders in Astoria buying SS; sell
Coin oxebango on San Francisco per cent,
Currency exchango on San Francisco per
Coin exchange on New York per cent, pre
mium. Telegraphic transfers on Now York 1 per
Currency exchange on New York percent,
Trade Dollars. 92 buying; 03(g94 selling;
half dollar,.!K buying; iff(&l)7 selling.
A Card from Mr. W. H. Gray.
liny 29th, 1S7C. J
In your Daily of May 20th is W. "V.
Parker's plea lor mis-representing Clat
sop county. In it he states as iiaiial his
case without any regard to truth. As he
takes special pains to name me, " Chief
among the disatil-cted persons are V. II.
Gray, whom most of us have known lor
twenty or thirty j'ears, and his son J. 11.
D., who wears well the mantle of his la
ther. They claim that the County Con
vention was composed of a 'ring,' and so
they will hot support the ticket, as I am
As to any statement Y. "W. Parker
can make, ahout V. II. Gra, or J. II. D.
Gnry, it matters but little. I lost my place
as Inspector ol Customs, for refusing to
vote for H. B. Parker for Sheriff of Clatsop
county. I now, as &n independent man,
refuse to vote for "V. V. Parker;
1st, Ueeause I know him to be a man
who, while a deputy Collector under his
own father-in-law. assisted his brother
II. 13. Parker in attempting to get his la-ther-in-law
removed, and his brother in his
place, saying to me at tho time, when I
asked for his reasons, he replied that his
father-in-law, Hon. "W. L. Adams, could
reJre to his larm,and his brother and him
self could do the business of the Custom
house. That conduct I have always looked
upon as too mean and base in him to be
regarded only with contempt.
2d, As a voter, identified with all the
interests of Clatsop county for the last
thirty-one years, and being well and thor
oughly acquainted with all the political,
and many ol the personal tricks and dodges
ot AY". AV. Parker, I cannot in conscience
vote for him, feeling and knowing that
supreme selfishness is his ruling passion.
od, As to his interest in this county and
Tillamook. It amounts to the number of
dollars accumulated by himself and broth
er, and the retaining of such offices as thej
can by any means obtain and make them
4th. At one time he owned large inter
ests in Astoria, and while in possession of
Astoria propfity he mannged to obtain a
town charter in which road work was ap
plied upon town streets instead of county
roads, to the irreparable injury of the town
ol Astoria, and the fanning interest of the
body of the county which has, and is at
the present moment, 'suffering lor possible
communication, for want of roads to and
As to his nomination, on the first ballot
we had 15 votes, and on the 12th Uillot we
rose, from ether candidates declining to
run, to 21, lJayley leceiving 20. Air.
Parker requested not to be declared elect
ed on so small a majority, he would de
cline the nomination if declared on that
vote. Bayley received on one ballot 21,
an effort was made to drop both candidates
and take a new man. On the next or following-
ballot it was found tho. Parker
voters were determined to have Parker or
none, when Air. liayley remarked to me
he was satisfied that he or .Mr. Parker
must he beaten, and he preferred it to be
ALr. Parker rather than him, and the
next ballot he would vote for Parker
which he did. It the proceedings did not
show a " ring" and a ''packed" conven
tion let us know and inform us what a
packed convention is, I will certainly
give my rote to an honest, straight-forward
man that has net: shown to mo by
his whole public, and I will add public
moral course, tho conduct that V. W.
Parker has, since he has been a resident of
I am, sir, respectlullv the ,
Y. II. GKAY
"Whom "W. "r. Parker attempts to mis
It is due to the voters of Clat-op county
that I makj the above statement. ISTot
because a son of mine is an opposing or
independent candidate, but that the politi
cal Character ot the man seeking their
suffrage should be known on giving their
A Card from Capt. J. H. D. Gray.
.May outh, 1S7C. J
Editor Astokiax : ,
I find that our friend "W. "W. Parker
still continues his old tactics ot quibbling,
and in a long article a day or two since,
attempted to defend his action, or rather
attempted to show how hard he had
worked in favor of the Farmers' Dock,
and other improvements. If 31r. Parker
was in favor of the Dock, whj- did he by
amendment after amendment, and post
ponement after postponement, and all
the other tactics he could think of, try to
defeat it, as the records ot our town
Council will show. "When he found that
he couid not defeat it, he tried to stop out
going out any farther than IS feet ot water
at low tide. Then the wharf would be of
no use for the purpose first intended
loading the largest class of ships without
grounding. And when I cornered him on
this same wharf matter a few days ago, in
presence ot a couple of gentlemen whom
I can name, he said: " "You could not ex
pect me to be in favor of a wharf that
would take the business away from my
property." That's it exactly, 5lr. Parker.
You work tor Parker and no one else
You have not cracked those nuts. Please
rise and explain about the letter addressed
to the administrator of the Stoddard es
tate, and trying to suppress the saloons
in town after II. 13. Parker had secured a
license for a long time. I want you to
answer all those. Come up like a man,
and no quibbling.
I will say, in regard to the road built
by !Mr. Smith from Lewis and Clarke riv
er, that I did agree to pay fifty dollars to
aid in the construction of the road, with
the understanding that I should have a,
landirg. After I had paid fifteen dollars
I found out that !Mr. Smith had sold to
the Oregon Stoam Navigation Company
a strip of land sixty feet wide across the
end of the road, which runs down on a
point about one hundred and fifty feet
wide, with tide land on each side of it.
After I had ascertained these facts I told
Mr. Smith that if he would expend, or
give me a guarantee that he would expend,
thirty-five dollars, lo build a road around
the Oregon Steam Navigation Ceinpany's
property, to the river, I would pay my sub
scription in full, and am ready to do vo
In regard to tho supper and party ask
Mrs. Poss who it was that paid the four
dollars? In regard to the road matter,
ask Mr. E. C. .Tetters.
Mr. Parker: 1 have no time, to-day, lo
offer any more nuts for you to crack, but
will in a few da3s, when I return from
Tillamook. J. xl. D. Gray.
Mr. Editor .
I am a' republican 1 don't think Mr. Parker
explained them nuts as much as he ought
ho spoko one or two of them but tho last ones
he did not speak atawl and somo morel
did not hear very well explained
IiOST. Two pairs of spectacles, between
Mrs Pangburn's and the Uinder house, on
Hamilton street. The finder will please
return to P. S. Meade.
Drifts and low Heads 7876.
Upper Astoria, Clatsop county, Oregon. 1
April 21, iSTo. j
At a Special meeting of the Colum
bia Iviver Ifishermens Beneficial Aid
Society, the following regulations for
of all concerned
That the followincr
drifts and tow heads he established
for the fishing season of 1S7G.
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 loth buoy
to Tongue Point.
Fourtli 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 he considered" a
The fishermen in Astoria,, in coun
cil have mutually agreed to bind
themselves to he 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 Societv,
THOMAS DKALKY, Sec.
jDWe refer our readers to the adver
tisement of a farm for sale on Deep river.
This is the best opportunity that weknow
of for any man wanting a good place,
cheap, suitable for dairying "or farming
purposes. The onl3 reason for wishing
to sell, is that the present owner Mr. C.
M. Stark is about to engage in other busi
ness. j23Any person inquiring for a fine
quality of liquor, and can appreciate the
same, can find the genuine J. H. Cutter
Whiskey and Millers extra Old Bourbon,
at the tk Columbia Bnr" saloon Astoria,
with Geo. Usherwood late of Portland to
cater to their tastes. Gentlemen will please
give us a call. Cicrars of a fine quahty
also on hand. Jas. M. Lynch, Prop.
$5" Everybody goes to, the Novelty
Barbershop to get fixed up in style. Every
person may come, and moc too, fori have
employed a first-class artist who will smil
ingly manipulate ywr chin, gracefully curl
3our mustache, nicely puff your hair, and
lastof all, but not least, will perfume your
clothes with the mot 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.
JOST Births, marriages and deaths
will be inserted free of charge to sub
scribers to either the Daily or the
Weekly Astoklan. Births or marria
ges, when sent in by persons who are
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 a'ddress for the full amount so
paid to us.