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B. C. IRELAND Editor.
An Interesting Discovery.
The Maya ruins in Yucatan, so
graphically described by John L.
Stephens in his books of travel, and
afterward by the French traveler
Desire Chama7, are destined to attract
the attention of archaeologists in
Europe and America still more de
cidedly through the excavations and
discoveries of Dr. August Le Plongeon,
a native of the island of Jersey, of
French parentage, who has been re
siding in Yucatan since 3874 for the
Xurpose of studying the remarkable
monuments of that peninsula, and
making researches among its ruined
temples. This traveler -was prepared
for the work he had undertaken by
his experience with Itfr. Squire in his
antiquarian journey in Peru, where he
acted as photographer. Since he has
been in Yucatan he has passed most
of his time in the famous ruins of
TJxmal, Chichen-Itza, and Ake, of
which he took a series of 125 photo
graphic views; and in all of his labors
he has been assisted by his accom
plished wife, Mrs. Alice Lc Plongeon.
During a visit to the ruins of Chichen
Itza this intelligent and indefatigable
investigator succeeded in finding a
very remarkable entire statue, finished
"in the round," which, with great
labor and at considerable expense, he
excavated from a depth of thirty feet
in one of its decorated, elevated edi
fices. "The colossal stone image
weighs about 3,500 pounds, and, to
gether with its base, is cut from a solid
block nine feet in length. Its innjos
ing and majestic attitude and the
insignia which adorn it lead to the
supposition that it was the likeness
of some notable leader of the time a
king or a noble. It was reached at a
depth of eight meters, not far from
the manorial castle of Chichen. Ac
cording to the discoverer, the mauso
leum or monument in which this
stature was found was erected to the
memory of Chac-Mool, an Itza king,
by the queen, his wife. Chac-Mool is
a Maya word, signifying tiger. At a
short distance from this building an
other stone stature, representing a
tiger, was found, which, it is presumed
once surmounted the mausoleum."
The stature was undoubtedly excava
ted from the building which surmounts
the southeast wall of the so called
Gymnasium, referred to in Stephens'
The Green JHounlain State.
The Itennlngton Centennial Celebration.
The patriotic people of these "free
and independent states" do not seem
to be getting tired of the centennial
celebrations. This aiijmrs well for
the future, for it will be six years jet
before we get to the end. The end in
fact will be the culminating point and
our interest can well be sustained un
til we reach it. That final event will
be the centennial anniversary of the
Xeace of 1773, when Great Britain
recognized American independence.
AVe shall then, no doubt, hear such a
reverberation of thunder over the
country, that all xn-eceding celebra
tions will appear to have been small
affairs; and what will add special in
terest to the occasion will be the fact
that England can then heartily join
with us in the jubilee.
About two weeks ago our columns
contained an account of the battle of
Bennington, and now it only remains
to put on record how the centennial
anniversary was celebrated. The cel
ebration was a double one civil and
military -- and two dajs were given to
the exercises. The first day, Wednes
day, the 15th, was the anniversary of
the birth of Yermont as a separate
commonwealth, and the festivities
"were all in honor of this event. Yer
mont, it is true was not admitted to
the union until several years later,
but it was on the loth of August,1777j
that a convention of delegates, repre-
senting all parts of the "grants," as
the territory was then called, adopted
a constitution and organized them
selves into a sovereign state. The
orator of the day who dwelt upon this
fact in the history of Vermont, was
Hon. Daniel Roberts of Rutland, and
following him Prof. Churchill of An
dover, read a poem written for the
occasion by Mrs. -Julia C. M. Dorr,
also of Rutland. Preceding these
solid parts of the exercises were an
address of welcome by Hon. E. J .
Phelps of Burlington, and responses
from the representatives of other
states, especially those which furnish
ed the early settlers of the state. Gov.
Hawley spoke for Connecticut, ex
Go v. Harriman for New Hampshire,
Gen. Banks for Massachusetts, Gov.
Connor for Maine, and Gov. Stephen
son for Rhode Island. A great throng
of people and a procession, the like of
which Vermont had never seen before
contributed to the imposing character
of the celebration.
But if there was a great time on the
first day, there was a still greater one
on the nexl. All Yermont had not
poured into Bennington simply to
hear about her first constitution. It
was the famous fight that drew.
"Stark," "Mollie," and "Victory"
were the principal words of inspira
tion. The scenes of the preceding day
were repeated on a still larger scale
and with still greater effect. The
presence of President Hayes and sev
eral members of his cabinet added to
the enthusiasm of the occasion, and
their ride in the procession was a con
tinued ovation. Other "celebrities"
present were legion in number gov
ernors, generals, honorables and the
Massachusetts legislature in a bocty.
The historical address for the day was
delivered by President Bartlett of
Dartmouth, and the poem read came
from the pen of William Cullen Bry
ant; both, in their own line, being
literary efforts happily suited to the
occasion. During the day, and at the
proper time, brief addresses were
made by secretaries Evarfcs, Devinand
Key of the cabinet, and by other dis
tinguished guests. The entire cele
bration, in a word, was a complete
success, and every way worthy of the
important event commemorated.
We are yet to have in 1877 the an
niversaries of the battles of Brandy
wine and Germantown in Pennsylva
nia, of the burning of Danbury, Con
necticut, and of the surrender of Bur
gojme at Saratoga. The last will no
doubt be a grand jubilee. That sur
render settled the question of Ameri
Reports from the California elec
tion show that the democrats have the
legislature, and Biyant elected Mayor
of San Francisco.
"We are informed that there is to
be a meeting of cannerymen at Port
land, on Monday evening next, to
adopt some plan of operation to secure
needed legislation for the fishing in
terest on the Columbia river. As the
legislative assembly of Washington ter
ritory will soon meet, it is essential
that every house on the river be rep
resented at this meeting.
The farm of Tom Paine at 2sew
Hochelle, K. Y., given to him by the
siate of 2s ev York in consideration of
the great service done to the public by
his -writings on public questions, was
advertised to be sold recently under a
mortgaged foreclosure. Cobbett came
over here in 1S19, exhumed the re
mains of Paine, took them with him
to England, where they were passed
from one hand to another until it is
not known at present where Ids osse
ous parts do rest. Apropos of Cob
bett and Paine, the following verse
written by Lord Byron in 1S20, soon
after the bones had reached England,
have a fresh interest:
'In digging up your bones, Tom Paine,
Will Cobbett has done well ;
You visit him on earth again,
lle'll visit you in hell."
For some months past the fish
commissioners of Wisconsin have been
engaged in hatching out a large num
ber 6i eggs of valuable lake fish col
lected during the last autumn and
kept in the state hatching house at
Milwaukee, under the superintend
ence of Mr. H. W. Welsher. The
success of this enterprise has been en
tirely satisfactory, no less than 6,500,
000 of white-fish fry having been
planted in Lake Michigan and Grand
bay and about 1,500,000 of lake trout.
The period of incubation of the form
er lasted from 135 to 165 days, having
been purposely retarded so that the
young fish might be introduced into
the lake after the melting of the ice,
thus making them certain of finding
the necessary food. Heretofore half
that number of days has been consid
ered sufficient and this involved the
necessity of cutting holes in the ice
for the introduction of the fish. The
method of the Wisconsin commission
ers is considered preferable.
HOT FAtt to
fiend for our New
Catalogue It con
tains valuable Infor
mation for every
plating the pur
chase of any article
for personal, rainiiy
y Address. Jf
D & C
flrnntm. Simnlv HoilSO. J .
Wabash Ate CHICAj?JlIl.
unci fixturer, everything
new. a irootl chance for a man with
capital. liiquhc at OHEJUXO SALOON'.
A TTENTIOX FIRE3D2X.
Rescue engine eoinpanyaBp. 2 will meet
for drill at the engine house of Fot4- on Sat
nrrtaw Sent. 8th. 1S77. at 7 1). nV. TV; usual
lino will he imposed upon alwentee?
liv order of -'
L. D. COFFMA'N. Foreman
G. F. Pakkek, Secretary. 50-2t
Sealed proposals will he received by
the undersimieil until the 25th day of Sep
tember, 1S77, at 12 o'clock si.
For Building City Jail and other
In accordance with plans and specifications
in the hands of the undersigned. .,
C. II. PACE.
Com. on Health and Police for the City of
SERVED IN EVERY STYLE AT
All kinds of French, German and American
Candies constantly on hand, wholesale
and retail at the lowest wish price.
Wedding cakes made to order on short notice.
The jmtionnge oi me puunc is respuuuiuu
Oregon Steamship Company-
For San Xfrnncisco IMrcct,
Carrying the United States Mails and
Wells, Fargo & Co's Express.
Passage. Cabin.. S7 ."0 Steerage.
iVeiglit, per Ton S3
Will leave W. T. & L. Cos dock Astoria for
above port on
SUNDAY, Sopt. 9 1811,
At o'clock, A. M.
For Freight or Passage apply at tho office of
tho W.T. & Locks company.
C. P. UPSHUR, Agent.
A- H. POHL, Tailor,
HAS 1SEMOVE1) HIS SHOP TO MAIN
jstieet, between CiHicomly and Chena
mus street.-., wheie he will attend to all busi
ness in lib. line.
vS-Cleanimc and repairing promptly at
tended to. Give him a call. .-St
GEORGE W. C0RNART,
TINE IMPORTED AND
NEWSPAPERS, BIRD CAGES, "WILLOW
AYARE, ETC., ETC.
SOAP, PERFUMERY, AND NOTIONS.
A FULL LINE OF MUSICAL GOODS AND
SHEET MUSIC CONSTANTLY
All the Xicading: Newspapers of tlie
Nation Constantly on Hand,
North side of Chen3imis street, between Cass
and Main - - - Astoria, Oregon.
riculMral xisM Jirec to m
wrw jp am.
Tllb UXDKKSIOXEn takb PLEAsJRE to
AJSOU'CK TO THtht T'ATUOJRS AND
DKALlHfcj i JBNEttAL THAT TIIUT 1IAVK
LATELY TtUtKLXl.sVKt'As.FTi THJBlli FAC
TORY ANU3SB iW I'KCl'AKKJ?-TO FUU
JSH AS GOdD A ASSOT3IFNTlX THK2K
Ll K AS ANY"kOLSK OX TUB OjfLrvT.
Sl'ECIALINJVCi'FMt-J.TS To .CAhll CIVTO-
I AIiISKY & MF.GELE,
I O. liorCI. 10J. Vivt Street.
Far Wry on Aider Street, between First
r.nil Seconal strocl. Poilkuid. Oicgoii.
I. W. CASE,
Wholesale and Retail
A COSLPLETE assortment,
OP THE B)&T QUALITY AT LOW
EST POSSIBLE RATES.
X. Wi CTJkSE
T OUIS HAG
" Squemocqha strcer, next door to the
Cabinet 32:ikcr ami Un-tcrtalcer
ifcS, ill take orders for all kih-iof NEW
FUKXJTUUK, and repairing promptly and
neatly done, at low prices.
PIKE & SMITH,
The rapid sign w riters are now prepared to do
House ami Sijjn Painting:,
GLASS GILDING, CARRIAGE PAINTING,
CHAINING. KALSOMDILNG, BAIi
And all work peitaining to the line.
Having had many years experience in our
husiness we solicit a share oC the public pat
lonage. Shop in Parker house, Astoria.
WEST SHORE MILLS,
CON COM LY
J. C. TRULLINGER, - - Proprietor.
of tho abovo Mill
Is now prepared to fill all orders, largo and
small, for every kind of
On satisfactory terms.
"Boo? & s5oR
Corner of Cass and Squemocqha streets.
FOR, THE 2sTEXT THIRTY" DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL MY
LARGE STOCK OF
Mens', Boys', Ladies', Miss
es and Children's
BOOTS A1NTD SHOES
At a considerable reduction from
previous prices, many kinds
Lime, Brick, Sand
.A.X3LC3. LATH!; -Iid
AS CHEAP AS CAX BE
LAMD ffl ASTORIA.
Can be had in any quantity at my
JK3"Agcnt for sale of San Juan Lime.
1 1 1 KrvjS".er,vi5c ifJS-Vr.iV'JSt
r - au MM, WM. .v;a , ' BmTtCJXUHkS
IHISII rAX THKE.1DS
35arliour 3Sr others.
119 Pine street, San Francisco.
Ifesiry "Doyle. Manager. d.w.tf
ASTORIA. - - - - OitEGOX,
Carries a full Assortment of
Drugs, Patent Medicines,
PAINTS, OIL AND GLASS.
Prescriptions filled with care Day or Night.
1XS Manufacturer of Fishermen's "Relief.
A sure preventative of Chapped Hand, and
cure for Fish ounds.
"Dcment's Florida Water, urico 0 cents.
The Most Wonderful Discovery of
the 'Age !
The TForlri 3Iovrs, and I'nless m c Iro-
p;rcss s Kuckward. of(tiii
Put up in larpo bottles, and for salo by
drugffi'ts and dealers- If you happen to bo
in ii locality where STEELE'S PAIN ERA Di
li A TO It cannot bo obtained, send to the near
est wholesale druggist or the Agents,
CRANE &BRIGH AM,
"Wholesale Druggists, San Francisco.
KiTTFor salo in Astoria by It. F. Caufleld
and W. E. Dement. !
THE MOST EXTENSIVE
Only First-class Stock,
tAJf Bn FOUND AT
E. S. LAKSEFS
Corner of CASS and
Xeiv Invoice i
A s?n -6
api aijriaie Sfiop.
Squomocaha streot, botwoon "Washington anil
HEXltX GAXIiOIJ, Proprietor.
rnKE PROPRIETOUBUIXGS WITH 11UI
JL an exporienco of 25 yeurs in this bu'ines?,
ami having constructed vehicles of all ins
cription from 4
A KuRjry of 123 Pounds IVeijjlit
An 8.500 Pound IVaon,
Is prepared to guarantee satisfaction to any
who may patronize biin. Ho will use none
but the best materials, and will mako wagons
and carriages equal to any shot in tho country.
warTcrsons in want of work will savo money
by finding this shop.
TE2Elacksmithing and ship work promptly
STOVES and TINWARE,
JORBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
SHOP On Squemocqha street, between
Main and Cass street?, Astoria. Oregon.
B. B. FrankliriV
UNDERTAKER AND CABINET
ilding, Astoria, Oregon.
KSA11 work done in a skillful manner, on
short notice and nt reasonable prices.
Having all Unnecessary machinory for first
class work, skillful L'rowers, and using none
but the bet quality of materials, tho Proprie
tor is prepared to manufacture LAGER BEER
in any quantity, from a single bottle to a bar
rel, and put itupin good condition for shin
ment or immediate use. families and keep
ers of public houses promptly and regularly
supplied. M. MEYER. Proprietor.
BOOT and SHOE MAKER,
Has just received a splendid stock of
LEATHER and TRIMINGS,
The best in Oregon, and will now fill any
order, at the lowest prices, for tho best and
finest of Boots and Shoes.
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Y A AND
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