en Wmm mt it. VOL.1. ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 8, 1876. NO. 34. 4!Jr Jltc ixls Qstzxinvu ISSUED EVERY EVENING, (Sundays Excepted), ft. . IkEL AM, : : II BLISIIER. Houitvr Building? Cass Street. Terms of Subscriptien: Served by Carrier, per vcek 25 Cents Sent by ujiul. three months $2 50 Sent by jikiiI six. months 4 00 Sent by tsiml one year 7 00 Tieeof 1'ostage to the Subscribers. RT, Advertisements inserted by the year at the rate ot 51 00 ier square per month. Transient advcitising, by the day or week, fifty cents pcrs iuare first insertion. lleadinjr notices, in City Items column, five ticnts per luiepei day- No charge less than twenty-live cents. The r.vn is canneiy. loading at Booth's When will the road leading to the cemetery grounds be made pas sable? Several citizens hare just got jiew tanks. Water is not good until it tastes of the tanks, then it may be preserved and put down. The Caller Ou will be ready to conic down the river tj-morrow. The Portland will be ready also, the last of this week. Tins will leave only the barkentine Jane A. Falkinburg in the river a3ove Astoria. Hie bark California left Wilming ton side by side with the .Rival. The latter arrived at Knappton May 27, -and the former arrived at Victoria jVIay 31st, four days later. G. Al. Stroud, Esq., one of the most affable conductors tha; ever collected a fare, is sojourning tem porarily at the Occieent, in this city, lie brought with him a son who is in bad health, and will stop for a time -at Unity in the hope of receiving benefits from change of climate. The times are improving rapidly. That shower of mutton in Kentucky lias been followed by a shower of eggs in New York State, and a shower of oysters and fish chowder in Wisconsin. And the other night a shower of shav ing cups, boot jacks, bars of soap, and kindling wood occurred in a back yard up town. It turns out that only a small fraction of Ben Holladay's property at Ophir farm was sold, but it took three columns and a half and ten lines in trashy newspapers to tell about it. 'Three columns to the abuse of old Ben, half a column in abuse of his family, and ten lines to say that the sale -amounted to about 3,000, "of the most common articles." Ophir farm consists f about 1,000 acres of the best laud in. New York. With im provements valued at no less than 3,- 000,000. Poor (?) Ben Holladay! in deed. The contagion of investigation is spreading. The past week a disciple ofHeister Clymer attached himself to certain members of the Astoria City Council, and demanded that there be an investigation into the affairs of City Recorder. He insisted that there were iniquities screened behind the desk of his Hon. Judge Taylor, that would cause a mantle of shame to rise upon the face of every honest Astorian. Remembering the words of Alexander Smith ; Behold, the oeean's inmost heart is pure. Though tho sait fringe that daily licke the shore Is gross with sand. we patiently awaited develop ments, but the accuser got drunk, .and is now in jail, which brings the investigation to an abrupt termination. Fourth of July. Editor Astemax: The coming Fourth will be generally observed throughout the country, and Astoria should not be behind hand. We can have a grand good time in the grove, and have some one who is well acquainted with the early history of the town of Astoria, write a history commencing back to the earliest set tlement up to the present time, and read it to the reople. It would not only be interesting to the new comers, but the old inhabitants, would take great pleasure in hearing of the "old times gone by. " Let our citizens take hold of this matter, push it along and. make it a success. CU5ETUX. The School Exhibition. Forty-seven dollars and thrty-five cents were taken in at the door last Saturday evening by the School Exhi bition. The expenses were: For Hall 12 00 For Piano 5 00 For Moving Piano o 00 For Printing 3 50 For Footlights 25 For one wash bowl, broken 1 25 Total $27 00 Leaving a balance of twenty dollars and thirty-five cents, which will be ex pended in getting up a report for the Public School. W. L. WORTHIXGTOX. Maj. Martin V. Brown has much to say in his June Gth Democrat about the next World's fair. Better think it over carefully in this world. He voted and then immediately started overland for the Centennial. A correspondent of the Ligoneer (Lid.), Banner says "it is probable that sixteen out of twenty of all the fish canneries on the Columbia river will be sold out at Sheriff sale this fall on executions." Rather a bad photo graph of Oregon, that; to send so far away. We are ignorant of any causes likely to produce such result, unless it be, "scarcity of fish." Sic emit fata hominum. Two gentlemen are stopping at the Occident, Messrs. Boyer and Covctte, on their way to Europe, from the far interior. One of these gentlemen, Mr. C, was in Astoria more than a quarter of a century ago. He finds quite a different looking place to-day, from the Astoria of 1S50. He has met with a few whom he knew here then, but far the greatest number of those composing the in habitants of Astoria in that day have scattered, many have gone to their final rest Some wild bets are being made to-da at Astoria on Tillamook coun ty. We have no news from there fur ther than that reported in another col umn. Last year at the sneci.il ela tion the county gave Warren 35 major ity. The vote was 132. How the majorities are to be had on which bets are made to-day does not clearly cross the threshold of our somewhat mysti fied comprehension. Some bets are made on eighty for Wilson, some for seventy, and so on. Wilson has sev enteen' majority in Clatsop to get eighty majority in the district, Wilson must have sixty-tlu-ee majority in Till amook. Taking the vote of last year as a basis, a change must liave come o'er their dreams in the past Leven months, to make a difference of ninety-eight voters in the aggregate, with only 132 in the county October 25th, 1875. Veterans of the Mexican war turned out in the procession on Dec oration Day at Carson, and were re warded by finding themselves des cribed in a local japer next day as u nice old stiffs.." Tide Table lor Astoria. (From table of United States Coast Survey.) High Water. Low Water. Day. A. M. 1. M. I A. X. P. M. 4 41 1 lsl j 5 o (KJ H in 5 50 7 03 (! 30 7 40 7 08 8 ."4 7 4(5 U 10 8 27 9 4ti 9 09 10 10 9 50 3 -10 :U 10 30 4 11 12 11 11 o 12 l)S 11 47J (5 .. c 00 12 ;i 7 0 20 1 42 8 0 o3 2 24 9 1 30 3 041 10 2 0J 3 401 11 2 4J 4 101 The height is reckoned from tho level of av erage lowest water, to which tho soundings are given on tho Coast Survey charts. "When tho time in the a. m. column is followed by i it is afternoon, and when in tho p. in. column by a it is forenoon. FINANCE AND TRADE. Financial. Gold Bars 800 nar. Geld in New York, 112. Legal Tenders in Astoria buying 89; sell ing !H). Coin oxchange on San Francisco 14 per cent, premium. Currency exchango on San Francisco 14 per cent premium. Coin exchango on New Yoak percent, pre mium. Telegraphic transfers on Xw York 1 per cent, premium. Currency exchange on Now York Y per conk premium. Trade Dollars, 92 buying; 93(594 selling; half dollar, W14 buying; U7&!n selling. Snn Francisco Markets. Flour. Extra, $3 50i 00. Wheat shippers will give SI 70 for choice lots alongside vessels; millers aro paying SI 73. Barley Light browing, SI 20; choice, SI 37 feed, Si 20l 23; Bright Chevalier, SI 40 143. Astoria Markets. Flour,Oregon City, AXX.fi fobl " Ex Family " Willamette superior, u " Graham " " Middlings, $i ton Corn Meal. V cental 0 00 3 23 (5 00 40 ()( 4 0J Ground Karlcy, fton - 420044 00 Bran & Shorts, ' 27 00&40 00 Hay " 2o 00 Unions, 3 Bushel 2 30&3 00 Potatoes. lio&lH) Butter, eastern, in tubs, fl 1... Choice roll " ... Cheese, " ... Cured Meats, Hams " ... Sides " ... Shoulders, " ... Breakfast Bacon " ... Smoked Uccf, " ... Corned Beef " ... Corned Pork, u .. Lard, in tins andcaddics " ... Kjrgs, t dozen ChicKcns, ' Hides, Dry, ti Tallow, Beef, Pork, Mutton. 23 27!tti33 19r23 13117 17?i IS 10 i 12Xl 17(..S 14&13 HI Virioli i 1 ,w - m- 4 OOfro 0 07 :ia 82 Veal, 44 orti Corn Beef, V- bbl 11 0013 IJO W(U,l prepared, Java, f lb Xitny H10, " ;2X.C:- Moco,"eUb Sfr.iT Sugar, ci ushed, r lb 1 1&13 powered, "r1 lb 13&17 Island. V lb WMV11. Syrup, extra golden, gallon 1 00 " T1 keg 40014 23 Tea, Young Hyson. 0 lb 534 70 Japan, in papers, lb 30(j73 " " in lacquered boxes 'pi TohO Candles, V lb 20 Oils Uevoe's fi case 3 50(3 73 Lead, Atlantic, whito fi U W Bice, V lb 7(010 Salt, Liverpool, lb cental 1 00& 1 30 " Island,? cental UU&l U kJI'lLti I1UUIU )J v.. .................. .....M. -i- . Pener. t lb. 2:0 .90,100,123 . 130&2 23 Soap, Astoria, ? box ' " fancy,? box.... Shipping Port of Astoria. " clearaxcesTasd departures. svilkd California, str 674 tons, Hayes, for Sitka, June 7. RituI. bk 290 tons, Adams, for S. F., June 7. Centaur, Ger bk 468 tons Offarson.to Cork, June 6. Gusbie Telfair, str, 413 tons, Gardner, for Puget Sound Juno 4. Ajax, str 1354 tons, Bolles, to S F June 3. Sea Waif, brig. '273 tons, Haratoff, to S F June 3, Orient, brijy, 312 tons, Adamson, to S. F. Juno 2. Shubrick, U S steamer, 3oo tons, Korts, Northern Cruise, June 2. ARRIVALS FROM SEA. o John L. Stephens, ks. 19 tons, Mackie, fm San F June 6. Portland, bkt, 494 tons. Gage, fm S. F. June 3. Dawn bk, -J.M) tons, for S. F. May 26. Jane A. Falkinburg, bkt., 300 tons, Hubbard, fm Honolulu, May2. Wave Queen, Br bk, 853 tons, Anderson, fm Ncw- castle,X S W., April 17. Caller Ou, Br. bk., 674 tons, Hea, fm lsl. Java. Apr 9. VESSELS ON THE WAY. Sheep, r- head.... rff?- the Momons to clean the-Gentiles Apples, green, t box lOO-loO , ' ljy "Jb si4(u 1214 out of Potato Valley. George Q. Coileerecn " !!".'..'.'.'..'."..!'.'.'.".".!!!.!! 2&2o Canton is also trying to legislate the Garibaldi, bk, 670 tons, Xoyes, from Hongkong, May 15. Oregonian, sch 274 tons, Pennell, fm SF. Assaye, 1231 tons, Ritchie, fm Cardiff, via Rio. Canoma, 520 ts, Rosser. fm Glasgow via Honolulu. Clita, Br bkt.. 519 tons, White, fm Honolulu. Duart Bay, shipt 936 tons, fm Europe, via Austral ia and bhangai. Enid. Br bk., 496 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, tin Mel bourne, Feb 21. Otto. Br bk 465 tons, Carter, fm Liverpool Oct 14 Robert Bright. Br. bk. 309 tons llennings from Shields March 13. Sam G. Reed, sh, f56 tons, Wbite, from Hongkong. April 12. Trevelyan, Br bk 1042 tons, Edwards, fm Newcastle Woodside, Br bk. 700 tons Montgomery, 95 days fm Tble bay. April 1. Telegraphic News. Synopsis of Press Bispatokec Don Cameron Secretary at Last. Anna Dickinson's "Crown of Thorns." Cincinnati Jealous About Anna. Blain and His Crackers. Mullett with One House Only. Kind Old Uncle.SamueL How he Cares for the Squaws. Members who wTere positive biat Don Cameron would not accept the AVar Portfolio, have changed their opinion last Thursday. Perkins, of the Cincinnati Times, barbarously invites Anna Dickinson to sit down on her "Crown of Thorns." Blaine keeps crackens in his desk, and after one of his volcanic speeches he tosses them down his throat as though they were wafers. Mullet, the famous ex-supervis- ing architect of the Treasury,, owns- but one house in Washington.. Itfis friends call him a poor man. Left and Damp, the Mountain Meadow murderers, have been ad- ' mitted to bail the former in $20,0001 j and the latter in 15,000. And so ' endeth the farce. A strong effort is being; made by Indians out of the tion. TJnitali Reserva- The amount of treasure stolen from Wells Fargo fc Co. at the stage robbery near Boise City on November 10, 1S75, was S7.06919. Of this amount about $4,000 has been re covered since the capture of the Owyhee robbers. Our Government is kind to the Indians. While all the young Sioux warriors have gone to add Sitting Bull in his fight with thetiroops, they have left their old men and women and children to be cared for, at the Agencies. McKee has turned his property into Government bonds, and the Government will have nothing that it can seize when it comes to bring the civil suits against him. Other Ringites will probably make the same disposition of their ill-gotten gains. The accounts in the papers throughout the country shows that Decoration Day was observed morn generally than ever before, and ths day is growing in popularity as a com mon holiday. June 5th, Story of the Chicago Times commenced the publication of a three-cent daily Evening Telegraph from the Times office ; independent politically and in every other way i in size a seven column folio. t It is reported that orders from military headquarters have been re ceived at the various posts in South ern Arizona, which will probably re sult in the concentration of troops at convenient points, to be prepared to effectually suppress any resistance of the Chirichua Indians to their trans fer to the San Carlos A private letter from Badollet & Co's factory, dated? June 7th, says: "We have reason to believe that Ed. Williams and Johnson, boat puller,, two of our fishermen have been lost,, not having been seen or heard of since Sunday evening, of which you please make not&inyour paper. will ' It has beem asserted that more money was being- expended than re covered by the government in Mr. Bristow's prosecutions-against revenue frauds. This is stated to be a mis take. The outlay thus far- has been only about 25,000, while it is asserted on departmental authority, that the amount secured from seizures, assess ments, fines and forf eitures, aggregates about $3,140,000, of which 600,000 in cash has already found its way to the Treasury. News was received from Neha lem precinct this morning, Tillamook county, to the effect that the vote stood there two to one for Parker, as Representative. We maybe able to get reports from the county to-night, via Portland, as the route across the dhode to Yamhill county is more ac cessible thaiL the route to Astoria; if we do not, there will certainly be something lmae to-morrow that will, enable people; to form conclusions as to the general result of the vote for Joint Representative- The French people were in ear nest when they resolved to construct a colossal bronze statue of Liberty, to be erected in New York Harbor, work has been commenced on the stat ue near Paris. An idea may be form ed of the manitude of its dimen sions when it is stated that the shoul ders are over forfcyfeet broad, and the head twenty-three feet high, from chin to crown. It is also said that a man can easily conceal himself in some of the folds of the drapery. The stat ue, beides being commemorative of the ood will between France and the United States, is to serve as a light house. New York is expected to fur nish the pedestal, but has as yet done nothing' towards its erection. CITY ITEMS. .iEhRepublican, Democratic and In dependent chowder was served atHoldens 3 eaterday. jZ&,-The West Shore is 'the only illustrated paper m Oregon. L. Samuel, Publisher, Portland. 81 50 per year. Sendffor it. jfJMiss Belle Welch having re moved her fctoc of millinery goods to the houe of her father, corner of Wall and jfiighth Street, invites ladies to call. The hobt assortment of bats and trim mings in the city. Orders fiom abroad promptly attended to. jZj The finder of a small passbook, with letters in i addressed1 to Thomas E. L. Logan and to Thomas and James Lo gan, which wab lost" on Saturday lust, be tween Astoria and the upper town, will conier a favor and be thankfully rewarded on leaving the same at this office, or at the residence of Aix- Goslin, at upper town. 3" Sherman & Hyde, music deal ers, Portland, Oregon, will please accept our thanks for a copy of "Dnrling Little Jesie," a beautiful new song and chorus written in the popular style by James A. Kerr, and which it is thought may be como a popular as " Is my Darling True to Me." published by the same house. Price thirty-tiue centa, po?t paid, on re ceipt of the afli;untin currancj'or pottage stamps. PoBtage-cnj the Weekly Astorian Is two cents a paper to any part of the United. States, whan sent by peo ple not connected with the newspaper office.. W will will send four copies (separate dates), equivalent to one mouth,. to one address, in one wrapper (post-paid) on receipt of 25 cents. For fine and: Artistic FhGtographs, go to Buchtol & Stoltd. J1 and !tt First street, Port land, tfeo-oali' fLsstiQluss Gallery in Oregon.