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ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 1, 1876.
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Whew will the road leading to
1Ikj cemetery grounds be made pas
sable? -Why is a murderer, like a rooster
going up the
road It is a "fowl"
The Knapptou mill will shut
down for a few days to receive the
new boilers now on the grounds.
The pupils at the schools of Rev.
T. A. Hyland anticipate great pleas
ure at a picnic to-morrow. The
school will attend in a body.
The barkentine, Modoc, with a
cargo of lumber from Knappton, went
to sea this forenoon, for San Francis
co. The cargo is a valuable one, con
sisting of 2S5,000 feet of choice lum
ber." A small lot of Salmon is being
put up this week in brass cans, tin
lined, tor exhibition in Philadelphia
Xy our enterprising townsman, F.
Ferrell. If he does not go east him
self, he will see to it that the Salmon
Commodore Connor remained
long enough in the east to visit the
Centennial. His presence on the
grounds was a pleasant sui prise to all
Oregonians whom he met there. He
will arrive home in about thirty more
days with the new Oregon steamship
The bark, Rival, which arrived at
-Knappton a few days ago from San
edro Bay, has made two very re
markably quick vorages. Her first
"trip under command of Captain Ad
ams was from Knappton to San Pedro
and return in thirty days. The pres
ent voyage consumed, but tlurty-tkree
days. She is now loading for jSan
Francisco. She will be ready for sea
Mr. F. Ferrell has placed upon
our table two .samples "of salmon oil,
one iHanufaotnred by Weber & Co. ,
and the other "by Brooks & Co. Mr.
F. as an experienced and skillful ma
hiais&, and after careful trial of this
toil pronounces it superior to many
Sands of oil in use at the present day
for lubricating purposes. He has
.thoroughly tested it at his mills, in var
ious ways, and is of the opinion that
it will be generally adopted wherever
at is introduced.
Mr. T. P. Powers, on a late visit
to Astoria, picked up a Pine cone
.ok the beach, "washed up by the serf.
Tkis'is a strange specimen to the
woods of this part of Oregon and it
laust have traveled a long way by
water to reach its final destination
The Astorian office. Jntt whew it
came from and how long it has been on
the voyage,-etc., are matters hidden
by the mysteries and left to conjec
ture. Some say, from the Sacramento
river, some say Lower California,
others say froWj he Blue' mountain
of Eastern Oregon. , '
When will the Common Council
order a tax, if necessary, to improve
the cemetery grounds ?
The steam Tug J. C. Brenliam ar
rived to-day from above "with a very
large raft of spiles for Astoria wharf
Hon. A. Van Dnsen, anil W. H.
Gray Esq., of this county have
been selected Vice Presidents by the
Centennial Committee on Fourth of
July celebrations at Portland.
Mr. A. C. Fisher met with the
misfortune to break the bones of his
right hand a few days ago, which, be
sides being very painful, has com
pelled him to suspend work in the
The pile driver is at work again
at Kinney's Astoria factory, driving
for another extension to those works
thirty feet east- of .the present build
ings. If Mr. ,K. keeps on as he has be
gun he will have a factory there soon
that will take the lead of all other sal
mon fisheries on the river. Another
boiler is expected next week.
Appleton's Journal, May 20th,
187G, 'contains a well written article on
the subject of "Salmon Fisheries on
the Columbia River." The article is
embellished with two well executed
and truthful illustrations of the f actory
of A. Booth & Co. , one shows a birds
eye view of the factory, and one shows
the eastern side, with the boats and
net raacks. ,
Mr. S. S. Train and family ar
rived at Astoria by the Ajax this week
from the east, and are tempo
rarily stopping with Mr. G. W.
Rea. Mr. Train is a teacher by
profession, and has a knowledge of
the "art preservative," having in for
mer years ably conducted a journal in
the State of "Wisconsin. We extend
to him the right hand of fellowship,
and welcome him to his new home in
;J58Miss Crang will commence a
private behoof on "Monday next, June fth,
in the Public School-hous-e. Charges
fifty cenk per week for vach frchollur.
iEMiss Belle Welch having 're
moved her stock of millinery good to the
houseof her father, corner of Wall and
Eighth Streets, invites ladies to call.
The best asteottment of huts and trim
mings in the city. Orders from abroad
promptly attended to.
Lost. Two-pairs ol spectacles, between
Mrb Pangfrurn'g and tjie Binder hout-e, on
Hamilton htroet. The finder will pleabe
return to F. S. Meade.
jTut Smith, a noted block man,
who has invested largery in blooded sheep
arrived in Orpgon again recent and will
make nrrangenientb for dktributing here
among heep owner, 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 udvertise
lnent. STWe refer our readers to the adver
tkementof a farm for sale on Deep river.
This U the best opportunity that weknow
of for any man wanting a good place,
cheap, suitable for dairying or farming
purpo-es. The onry reason for wishing
to sell, U that the present owner Mr. C.
M. Stark is about to engage in other busi
ness. 3TAny 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 Columbia Bar" saloon Astoria,
with Geo. UVherwood late of Portland to
cater to their Utc. Gentlemen will please
give uh a call. Cigars of a fine quality
alto on hand. Jas. 31. Lynch, Prop.
gST Everybody goes to the Novelty
Barber fchop to get fixed up in style. Every
pereon may come, and more too, fori have
employed a first-class artist who will smil
ingly manipulate yourchin, gracefully curl
your muaUche, nicely puff vour hair, and
Isstof all, but not least, will perfume your
clothe wjth the moetpupalarperfuinery in
ute "Pstefcouly" if you dont believeftjusl
try it. Hair cutting;, shaving, and xhnm
pooiiif . Hair dying dons and warranted
not to turn red, weak or split,
Parktr Houae buildin. Aviari.
-' ;'- J.I. CAicPBKlL, Proprietor,
Shipping Port of .Astoria.
CLEARANCES ASD DEPARTURES.
Modoc, Wit Christiansen for San Francisco. Juno 1.
W. II. Thorndikc, lik.,to Liverpool, May 28'
John L. Stephens, ss. 1JW5 tons.Mackie, for San F
Kato L. Herron, sell 2G tons, Thompson, for Tilla
mook, May 27.
ARRTVALS FROM SEA:
Gusiie Telfair, str., 413 tons. Gardner, fm Puget
Sound, May 31.
Ajax, strlWI tons, Bolles. for S T May 30.
Rival, bk 2W tons, Adams, fm AVilmingt-on, May 27.
Durn'bk. 250 tons. forS.F. Maj2Kl
Sea Waif, brir. 27.1 tons. Harstoff. fm S F May 23.
California, tr 074 tons, Hayes, fm Sitka, May 22.
Orient, brijr, 312 tons. Adamson, fm S. F. May 21.
Shubrick, U S str, 3oo tons, Korts, fm S F May 19.
Centaur, Ger bk 4Ri tons Offarson. fm Hongkong,
Jane A. Fnlkinburg, bkt., 200 tons, Hubbard, fm
Honolulu, May 2.
"Wave Queen. lirbk,853 tons, Anderson, fm Xew
ca,tle,N S W., April 17.
Caller Ou, Br. bk., (574 tons, Rea, fm Isl. Java. Apr 9.
I'ESSELS OS THE WAY
Portland, bkt, 494 tons. Gago. fm S. F. May 27.
Gnribaldi, bk, tfiO tons, Xoyes, from Hongkong,
Oregonian, sell 274 tons, Pennell, fm SF.
As?aye, 12S1 tons, Ritchie, fm Cardiff, via Rio.
Canoma, friO ts, Rosier, fm Glasgow via Honolulu.
Clita, lir bkt... "519 tons, White, fm Honolulu.
Duartli&y. sdiip. 936 tons, fm Europe, via Austral
ia and bhaugai.
Enid, Br bk., 4. tons. Renouf fm Port Chalmers.
Edward James, Forbes, fm Hongkong.
Forward, Br bk.,744 tons, Strachan, fm Hongkong.
Hero of the Nile, Br bk 3J5 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.
Sain G. Reed, sh, K5G tons, White, from Hongkong.
Trevelyan, Brbk 1042 tons, Edwards, fm Newcastle
Woodside, Brbk. 700 tons Montgomery, 95 days fm
Table bay. April 1.
FINANCE AJUD TRADE.
Gold Bars S00 par.
Gold in .New York.ll2.
Legal Tenders in Astoria buying 8S; soil
Coin oxchangc on San Francisco Y per cent,
Currency exchanjjo on San Francisco. por
Coin oxclmngoon New York percent, pre
mium. Telegraphic transfers on Xow York 1 per
Currency e.xchangoon New YorkJ percent,
Trado Dollars 92 buying; 9.7fll selling:
half dollar, IKiJ buying: Mlny selling.
Smi FranciMctt JlarKetM.
Flour. Extra, So ."j00 1M).
licat luppers will give SI 70 for choice
lots alongside vessels; millers aro paying
SI 7". -
Hurley Light brewing, SI 20: choice. SLW
feed, SI 20(1 1 :Hright,Chevalier, 31 40 145.
Kyo-Sl 70. Oats im&1 50.
Potatoes Be.t Petaluiua, Tomnles and
Humboldt, SI fcO.l DO. ,
Hay SWfl' IS' for common to choice.
Liverpool wheat market to-day '.'MklgOs I0d
for average California; !s lOdfttlOs.-Kl for club.
Flour.Orcgon City, AXX.'r', bbL .")7o
Ex Family H00
" AV illametto superior, " ."i2o
" (Jrabam " (5 00
Middlings. ton 40 00
Corn Meal, t cental 4 00
Ground Hurley. "gHon 420044 00
Bran & Shorts, " 27 0040 00
11 ay " 25 00
Unions, rl Bushel 2.i0&:!U0
13uttor, eastern, in tubs, fl lb,
' Choice roll
Cheoso, , " ,
Cured Meats, Hams. "
Breakfast Bacon "
Smoked Beef, '
Lard, in tins and caddies" liylSJ.
tt , . j .r r
iKKfl, n uu.un zwtuz-)
Chickens " 4 003 07
Hides, Dry, m: 07
Tallow, " 7(f8
Beef, " .XtS
Pork, " ' 8(.10
Mutton, " K&.7
Veal, ' o6ii
Corn Beef, '& bbl 11 OOffll.'iUO
Sheep, "rt head
2 oOfif ."()
Apples, green, f box
Peaches, M "
Coffee, green "
" prepared, Java, f lb.
Sugar, crushed, ft H
1 00&1 50
powered, -p n I.il7
" Island. ? tt 912
Syrup, extra golden, t gallon 100
" tt ke. 400(34 25
Tea, Young Hyson. lb 570
Japan, in papers, R 5075
" u in lacquered boxes lb 75D
Candles. 3 - 20
Oils, Hevoe's fl case 3 503 75
Lead, Atlantic, white ft lb 14
Bice, fi lb 7?U0
Salt, Liverpool, lb cental lOO&loO
Island, i conUl 90(1 10
Spice, whole lb 2527
Peper, - fi lb 2835
Soap, Astoria, box 90,100.125
M " fancy, fi box 1502 25
Tobacco, lb 651 00
Matches, ft gross 2 20
Nails, ?. lb 5
Lumber, rough, J M 100015 00
finished, 3 MI 15 003000
Shingles, M 250300
Blankets, V pair 001000
Sheeting, per yaid 10W
Waterproof, 1 801 50
Tickiag. M . 1845
FUcan'afs. all wl $ yard:..'. l ,riOAl5
A Card from Mr, J. West.
Clatsop Plains. May 30, 1S76.
Editor Astorian :
I notice in the proceedings of the
Independent convention published iu
the Daily Astorian of May 24th,
that Mr. West of Clatsop, and gentle
men from other precincts, on being
invited to remain and take part,
stated that they were independent,
and were with us, and on election
intended to vote for the best men
and those that would work for our
interest. For the other gentlemen I
have nothing to say ; but for myself
I did say that I was'independeirt and
intended to vote, for the best men,
that in order to do so freely, I had
held myself aloof from other conven
tions and for the same reason declined
to take part in this. I did not say
that I was with them and should
vote for the men that would work for
The facts are these. I was well
satisfied to select from the candidates
of the other parties; that my sym
pathies were not with that Independ
ent convention, and I retired with the
rest of the outsiders. My first choice
of all the men of Clatsop county to
represent our interest in the Legisla
ture, was already before the public.
But as a private citizen, I did not feel
under any obligations to exploit my
opinions or intentions, to that con
vention or amr one else.
Begging your pardon for thus in
truding myself upon your readers,
and with the best of personal feeling
towards the candidates of all parties,
Republican, Democratic, Independ
ent and sore-heads, I remain as ever
since our rebellion, grist was ground,
and independent voter. J. Wbt.
June 1st, 1S76. j
Editor Astorian :
. I noticed in your isiue of the 31st
in st. a card signed by Mr. AV. W.
Parker, the " ring" candidate for the
legislature, wherein Jie attempts to
"ring" me in as particeps criminis,
with Capt. J. II. D. Gray, the Inde
pendent Republican nominee for the
same honorable position to defeat
the said Parker's election. Mr. Par
ker has my thanks for the kindly
notice he has given ,my business.
But I hope he will not think it amiss
iu my giving him a little friendly ad
vise, since he hasattempted to shield
one of his many courses under the
cover of Democrats, and that is, if he
has time and facts sufficient to clear
himself of 4 them nuts," as pro
pounded by the other Republican
nominee, as they are considered 111
language too strong, and are of too
serious a ijature to be overlooked by
the honorable voters of this county,
on the 5th of June. I will further
add, that I shall, and many others
w.ill, vote for R.W. "Wilson, the Dem
ocratic nominee for the honorable
position of Representative for this
and Tillamook counties, who I am
proud to say, has shown himself too
much of a gentleman, seeking as he
does thefraehises of honorable men
to engage in the contemptible and
ignomineous fight that has been car
ried on in our midst between the two
Republican aspirants for office, who
seem to be experts in the business of
"I presume from their former associa
tions and knowledge of each other
in the same ring" throwing muck
from the -Republican cess-pool in
which they have both played the
part of fishand minnow.
C. H. Page.
General store at Farmers dock.
Nails a specialty"
Astoria, May 29, 76.
As the time is now near at hand,
for the freemen of our state to cast
their suffrages for those who are to
make and execute our laws, a few
thoughts force themselves upon my
mind, to which I wish to give expres
sion. When we cast our eyes back
over the past quarter of a century,
we see the rapid advance of corrup
tion in all the departments of our
government; the conviction 'jvill
force itself upon the minds of think
ing men, that ire must seek a remedy
and a check to such wanton reckless
ness and dishonesty in the manage
ment of public affairs; or forever aban
don the idea that a free Republican
government can be long sustained
on earth. What then is the remedy?
If the people are the source of. Gov-1
ernniemai power; men, it must come
from them. If they are not, then
our Government is a sham and a
farce. "What do we need Certainly,
honest and capable men, to make and
administer our laws, and as most of
those men are elected by the people,
the remedy must lie in the ballot box.
Let eveiy voter then feel that lie has
an interest at stake, and Yote, irres
pective of party, for honest and capa
ble men, and no others. When such
is the determination of every freeman,
when he goes to the polls, parties will
cease to nominate mere tools for par
ty purposes, and put in nonurration
those, for responsible offices, who have
proved themselves capable and wor
thy. Don't vote for a man who is
ready to peril his neck, and lose Iris
soul for office; for such a man will
serve his own interests and not the
Noteffom Capt. Josiah Yest
In response to a letter of inquiry
addressed to Capt, John West, of
Westport, by a citizen of Astoria, the
following answer was received :
&ay 2r 1S76: j
Dear Sir :
3Ir. J. II. D. Gray was the first in an
to speak Corbett's name to me. And
stated reason they wanted me to run
was because they knew I,was a friend
of Corbett's. Very truly yours
Mr, G. "W. Rea has the frame up
for a new residence in Shively's As
toria. A speedy and effective cure for
poison oak is salt and tepid milk ap
plied to the affected spots with a
linen rag. Boys and girls going to
picnics in the country will do Well to
cut this out, and thus, by being fore
warned, escape a long, painful and
sometimes dangerous maladv.
The parasol for general use is
of black twilled silk, or of gros
grain lined with "white or with
black, pinked in deep scollops
around the edge, and mnled with
black thread lace; . The handles
are plain smooth sticks of ebony,
mounted or inlaid with old silver,
tortoise shell inlaid with pearl, or
else yellow ivory worked with gold
or with silver.
Bonnets are even more varied
than wrappings in shape. Ah
the bonnets that have been worn
in succession for the last forty
years are now donned at once.
Every kind of bonnet is simulta
neously in vogue, from the shirred
capotes or hoods of our mothers
and grandmothers to the Van
Dvck and Rubens hats, made of
felt, and proudly adorned with a
A charming hostest at Parisian
dinner-party privately apologized
to one of her guests, the late Gen.
Lechesne Thomas, for the unbe
coming dress of one of the ladies
present, whose corset was cut in a
highly indiscreet fashion. The
General responded gayly: cOh,
never mind, madame, we soldiers
have often seen ladies dressed in
that style in Africa."
In spite of the time devoted to
shopping and dress-making and
conversation over the back garden
fence, our American women man
age to pick up a good deal of
useful information. A St. Louis
belle was asked the other evening
what she thought of Napoleon
Bonaparte. She hesitated a few
minutes, and then answered :
" He was quite talented, I be-
An experienced wofnan, who
was about to move, had much diffi
culty in finding a place to suit her.
She was well pleased with a house
up town, but the back yard didn't
give satisfaction. The fence didn't
contain a single knot-hole, and
she said she wasn t going to break
I her neck by by climbing on top an
old "barrel to see what was coins;
ob in the nextvard.