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D. C. IRELAND Bailor.
FRIDAY Sept. 7, 1S77
The Woodruff Expedition.
Our Hoosier friend J. 0. Woodruff,
osf., of Indianapolis, Indiana, lias in
augurated an expedition by steam
around the world which will be for
the benefit of students. Harper's
weekly of the 1st presents a half page
illustration of the Ontario, the steamer
which is specially fitted for the expe
dition, and will leave New York Octo
ber 1st, 1877. The Ontario will be a
floating college, with a complctment
-of about four hundred students and a
facing of experienced teachers, includ
ing a number of scientific gentlemen
of acknowledged ability, several of
whom have had much experience in
scientific expeditions. The Ontario is
i thoroughly built and well appointed
ship. She has four decks, is 390 feet
long, foiiy-six feet wide, and forty
feet deep. A flush dock runs her
whole length, and will greatly add to
the comfort of the passengers. All
the passengers can be accommodated
with state-rooms. Attention has been
paid to the ventilation of the ship,
and a circulation of pure air has been
insured by the introduction of several
large "blower pipes," through which
fresh air is" driven by steam. The
Ontario has seen onty four years of
service, is one of the strongest vessels
afloat, and her machinery has been
Xnit in thorough order for this cruise.
She is fitted with state rooms and sa
loons for work, study, lectures, and
ail other uses of a scientific and edu
cational tour, and is provided with
steam-launches, an .adequate number
of smaller boats, and an ample arma
ment. A large library will be fur
nished, in which especial care will be
taken to supply the members with the
best works on science and travel, par
ticularly those relating to the places
embraced in the route, with a full and
suitable provision of scientific appara
tus for the illustration of the subjects
Originally Mr. Woodruff thought to
take but his own family and a few
friends upon this expedition, which
was calculated more for the benefit of
his health than anything else, but be
ing something of a scientist, students
in the various branches of science with
whom he was acquainted made so
many applications that finally Sir.
Woodruff changed his original inten
tions, and made it an expedition to be
known as "The Woodruff Scientific
Expedition around the World." It
lias been organized under the direc
tion of James 0. Woodruff, esq., of
Indianapolis, Indiana, with whom the
idea originated, and who has contribu
ted liberally to the fund required to
carry it out successfully. The national
government has heartily approved it,
and, through the American ministers
and consuls abroad, will secure
tliroughout the route such a recogni
tion and reception at the ports touched
aa will add materially to the efficiency
and enjoyment of the voyage. It will
afford a rare opportunity for young
students to see the world, and at the
same time uursue their studies in
science under the most pleasant and
The route of the expedition will
take students to most of the interest
ing points that can be reached by wa
ter, including places within the limits
of short land excursions. It will first
proceed to the West Indies, skirt the
c:istern coast of South America, pass
into the Pacific.through the Straits of
Magellan, touch at various island
groups in that ocean and points on the
western coast of South America, cross
to Japan and China, visit India, Bor
neo, etc. If time permits, a voyage
will be made up the Persian Gulf.
The expedition will then sail up the
Hed Sea and through the Suez canal
into the Mediterranean., touching at
-. - t mT
ifv"""- r iiiriiii
Jaffa, whence an excursion may be
made to Jerusalem. Kearly all the
countries bordering on the Mediterra
nean will be visited. We have not
space to give the route in full, and
will add only that opportunity will be
afforded for excursions to the most in
teresting portions of Italy, Spain,
France, England, Scotland, and Ire
land before the expedition starts upon
the home voyage. jmd
The expenses of eh student for
the cruise of two years will be $2,500
of which 500 is paid as booking fee,
500 before sailing, and the balance,
$1,500, to be in a letter of credit in
the name of the trustees, drafts under
which are only to be drawn at the !
rate of $300 every six months. If
there are any students in Oregon who
wish to go ui)on this expedition we
will cheerfully furnish them with par
ticulars, and we can conscientiously
recommend Mr. Woodruff to alras a
sound and reliable man, in every way
adapted to make the voyage a pleas
ure. He will leave copies of The As
TOitiAX at every point of interest
touched, upon his voyage of two years
around the world.
Frdin the Oregon Statesman.
Every indication now points to im
proved times in Oregon. Crop pros
pects were never better and the
promise of good prices is very flat
tering. From lion. G. W. Colby,
the champion Gramrer of Northern
California, we learn that the tide of
emigration, from the Southern partis
simply immense, all headed towards
Oregon. But it is not alone from
California that immigrants are com
ing; they are coming by the hundreds
fron Eastern States.
Oregon is no longer known as a
county in California, but as a State
possessing vast natural resources and
offering belter inducements to set
tlers than any other, of the Stales or
Territories, of the United States.
Sympathizing with California in her
unfavorable prospects for crops for
the coming harvest, yet her misfor
tune has had the eflect to turn the
tide of emigration towards Oregon
where the crops never fail. Here
tofore California has been enabled to
hold out inducements to settle in that
State; but now things have changed,
not only the Eastern emigration, but
also great numbers of Califomiansare
leaving their sun-parched homes for
the land of ' occasional mists.'7 Ore
gon has natural resources for a rich
and populous state, and all that is
now required is development; to ac
complish this it will take capital and
muscle. One of the first things that
should command attention, in such
a way as to insure success, is railroad
communication with the rest of the
world. Thousands of emigrants are
kept from coming to our state by rea
son of ihe hardships and expense of
getting here. It is not for this pur
pose alone that railroads are needed
but for the general impulse they will
give business generally as well." Our
state can never become permanently
prosperous while sparsely settled.
Our commerce at present is to
small to command any considerable
attention; hence we are food for mo
nopolies. With increased population
comes increased business and this in
vites competition, all combined pro
duces a market at remurnerative
prices. Xow is Oregon's opportunity
to move in such enterprises as will
tend to develone her resourses. The
tide of immigration is pouring in up
on us the season has been favorable,
and every indication points to better
times. Then, while in the flood tide
of prosperity, let enteprise and skill
direct all things in the proper chan
nels of continued growth and pros
perity. Railroads cannot be built in
a day, it takes time and means, the
means aiyj not easily obttained; com
bined efforts alone can secure the
necessary aid; therefore, in order to
accomplish anytning in that direc
tion, under our present condition,
it is necessary to concentrate. Se
lect some one of the manv needed
routes and concentrate all efforts to
accomplish the end then, with in
creased powers, we may be able to
take another, and so on" till all that
are needed have bocome accom
The love of life, the desire for health
and pasbion for wealth, are three of tho
strongest laws that operate in the breast
of the human family. Wherever life can
be moht prolonged, health best secured,
and wealth most easily acquired, there the
tide of emigration and population is as
sure to flow as the needle points to the
north pole. It is the growing knowledge
that all this is tme ot Oregon that is caus
ing it to attract so much public attention
and draw so many farmers, emigrants,
tourists and capitalists to come and enjoy
and profit by them.
1. Be brief. Tliis is the age of telegraphs
2. Re pointed. Don't write all around
a subject without hitting it.
" 3. State facts, but don'Utop to moralize.
It's a drowsy subject. Let -the reader do
his own dreaming.
4. Eschew preface. Plunge at once in
to your subject, like a swimmer into cold
5. If you have written a sentence that
you think particularly fine, draw your pen
through it. A pet child is always the
worbt in the family.
G. Condense. Make sure that you really
have an idea, and then record it in die
shortest possible terms. We want thoughU
in their quintescence.
7. When your article is completed,
strike out nine-tenths of the adjectives.
JT&j- What is a dollar when you can
get TnE Astouiax for it four month,
regularly, including a pampl.Iot telling
you all about the great State of Oregon.
Newspaper advertising compels
innuirv, and when the article afll'red is of
nood duality and at a fair nric,1 the naut-
ral result is increased sale:?.
mint and lixturor, everythiiH:
chance for a man with a small
quire at 01U&FINO SALOON
Rescue engine company No.
lor una ai me engine iiousc oi -m
urdav. .Sent. Sth. 1877. at 7 p. in.
lines will be imposed upon absentees!
Ly order of 1
L. I). COFFMAN. Foleman.
G. F. I'akkkk, Secretary. S0-2t
led proposals will be received by
lUMi untu 1 no 2.)Ui uayoi aep-
77, at 12 o'clock jr.
ding City Jail and other
Tn accordance with plans and specifications
in the hands of the undersigned.
1). K. AVAKHEN,
Com. on Health and Police for the City of
MED IN EVERY STYLE AT
EJEKS COISTFJECTf OXEIMf
All kinds of French, German and American
Candies constantly on hand, wholesale
and retail at the lowest c:isli price.
"Wedding cakes made to order on short notice.
The patronage of the public is respectfully
Oregon Steamship Company
For San IVranoisro Direct,
Carrying the dinted States Mails and
Wells, Fargo & Co's Express.
12188x150. Cabin. .S7 .10 Steerse.-SS
i reijsiit, pei Ton
Will leave "W. T. k L. Co.'s dock Astoria for
above port on
SUNDAY, Sopt. 9 !S77,
At o'clock, A. M.
For Freight or Passage, apply at tho offico of
tho W. T. te Locks company.
C. P. UPSHUR, Agent.
BETWEEN ASTORIA AND UP-
rpHE VXDEIiSIONED heg leave to in-
JL form the punnc tnatiney nave csiaunsneci
a "Whitehall Ferrv Boat between points
above, and will leave C:ise's steps, foot of
Cass street, at y o'clock a. 111., amis o'clock p.
111., daily, until further notice, for Upper As
toria and return.
FAKE 25 CENTS EACII WAY.
Packages carefully delivered at reasonable
Orders mav be left at the stores of C. Licn
enweber, upper town, and I."W. Case, Astoria.
1IAKKIS & NELSON.
A- H. POHL, Tailor,
AS REMOVED HIS SHOP TO MAIN
street, between C'oncoinly and Chena-
nuLs streets, where he will attend to all busi
ness in his line.
SClcanhi and repairing promptly at
tended to. CJive him a call. 77-St
GEORGE W. CORNART,
DEAT.Ei: IX FINE IMPORTED A2CD DO
MESTIC IQARS .TQBACC
XEWSrATEKS, BIRD CAGES, "WILLOW
"WAKE, ETC., ETC.
SOAP, PERFUMERY, AND NOTIONS.
A FULL LINE OF MUSICAL GOODS AND
SHEET MUSIC CONSTANTLY
All tlie Xiemlins: Newspapers of tlic
Nation. Constantly 011 Hand,
North side of Chenamus street, between Cass,
and Main - - - Astoria, Ohegox.
. uw d;u-
1 11011 WM
! p) OYSTERS !
& r! '
THE TODKItSIGXED TAKE PLEASURE TO
AXNOl'XCE TO THEIit PATRONS AXD
DEALERS IX GENERAL THAT TJiEV HAVE
LATELY LARGELY INCREASED Tf IELR FAC
TORY AND ARE NOW PREPARED TO FUR
NISH AS GOOD AN ASSORTMENT IN THEIR '
LINK AS ANY HOUSE ON Til B COAST.
Special inducements to cash custo
mers. ATjISKY & 3IF.GEI.E,
P. O. Box 64. las Firt Street.
l'arlory on Airier Sf reel, between First
ami gcconil Street, Portland, Oregon.
I. W. CASE,
Wholesale and Retail
Assorted Merchandise of
A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT,
OE TnE BEST QUALITY AT LOW
EST POSSIBLE RATES.
y OLTIS HAGEN,
Squemoefrtia street, next door to the
CaIineOiL:akcsr ami LTnJeri alter
Ka will take orders for all kiu-5of NEW
FURNITURE, and repairing promptly and
neatly dono, at low prices.
PIKE & SMITH,
The rapid sign writers arc now prepared to do
2Eouse and Sijjn Paint in jr.
GLASS GILDING, CARRIAGE PAINTING,
CHAINING, KALSOM1MLNG, UAlt
And all work pertaining to the line.
Having had many years experience in our
business we solicit a share of the public pat
ronage. Shop in Parker house, Astoria.
WEST SHORE MILLS.
J. C. TRTJLLLNGER, - - Proprietor.
of tho above Mill
Is now prepared to fill all orders, largo and
small, for every kind of
On satisfactory terms.
"Root & sioR
Corner of Cass and Squemocqha streets.
EOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL MT
LARGE STOCK OF
Mens1, Boys', Ladies', Miss
es and Children's
BOOTS AND SHOES
Afc a considerable reduction from
previous prices, many kinds
" MIL DESPERANDUIS.
Lime, Brick, Sand
AS CHEAP AS CAN BE
LAMD I ASTORIA.
Can "be had in any quantity at my
Bt3".Agcnt for salo of San Juan Lime.
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snBHjjajNJiv ifty if ggtgg
HUSH JFIiAX TMJEABS
SALMoy Wet TJV1XE&
ill) Pine street, San .Francisco.
Henry IDoyle. Afnnager. d.w.tf
W. E- DEIVIET,
Carries a fall' Assortment of
Drags, Patent Medicines,
PAINTS, OIL AND GLASS.
Prescriptions filled with care Day or Night.
ar Manufacturer of Fishermen's "Relief
A sure preventative of Chapped liand3, und
cure for ifish Wounds.
S3Denient's Florida Water, price "0 cents
fapi aijariiap Slop.
Squemocqha atreot. between "Washington anc5
HEXKY WALIjOU, Proprietor.
THE PROPRIETOR IJRIXGS "WITH HIM
an experience of ! years in this business-.
and having constructed vehicles of all des
A Kuffjjy f 2.7 Pounds Ti'eijjlit
An 8..TC0 Pound lVajj"
Is prepared to guarantee satisfaction to any
who may patronize him. llo will uso nonor
but tho best materials, and will make wagons
and carriages equal to any s-ho; in tho country.
x&ypersons in want &f work will tavo money
by finding this shop. I
iBlaeksmithing and ship work promptly
The Most Wonderful Discover? of
and I'nScss ivc Pro-
The World 3Zovsy
sves.s w o KJuHiYvard. 5othiii
Put up in largo bbttJes, and for salo by
drugcists and dealers. If ytu happen to bev
in a locality whero STEELE'S PALX ERADI
UATOU cannot bo obtained, send to tho near
est wholesale druggist, or tho Agents,
CRANE & BRIGHAM,
Wholesalo Druggists, i?an Francisco.
tfuTFor salo in Aatoria by It. If. CauGeld
and W. E. Dement.
THE MOST EXTENSIVE
Only First-class Stock,
CAS BE FOUKD AT
E. S. LAESEFS
Corner of CASS and
x?i i. . ? -o
v w. v
STOVES and TINWARE,
JOBBING PR0JIPTLY ATTENDED TO.
SHOP On Squemocqha. stroet, between
Main and Cass streets, Astoria. Oregon.
B. B. Franklin,
UNDERTAKER AND CABINET MAKER.
Squemocqha street, next door to Astorian
Duilding, Astoria, Oregon.
flarAll work dono in a skillful manner, on
short notice and at reasonablo prices.
Having all thencce?!ary machinery for first
class work, skillful Brewers, and using none
but the best quality of jnaterials, the Proprie
tor is prepared to manufacture LAGER LEER
in any quantity , from aS single bottle to a bar
rel, and put it up in
ood condition for ship-
ment or immediate use. Families and keep
ers ot public nouses p
supplied. al. I
omntly and regularly
BOOT and SHOE MAKER,.
Has just received a splendid stoclc of
LEATHER and TMUIINGS;
The best in Oregon and "will now fill any
order, at tho lowest prices, for the best and
finest of Boots and Snoes.
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