The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883, September 14, 1877, Image 1

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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, September 14, 1877.
Vol 3,
No. 86,
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(Monday Excepted),
Astorian Building, Cass Street.
Terms of Subscription :
Served by Carrier, per week 25 Cents
Sent by mail, four months S3 00
Sent by mail, cno year. U 00
.Free of Postagtf to Subscribers.
ttST Advertisements inserted by the year at
the rate of Si 30 per square per month.
Transient advertising, by the day or week,
Gfty cents per square for each insertion.
To City Subscribers.
'There are such frequent changes in the resi
dence of our city patrons that ire shall foel
obliged to any who make such changes if they
will report the same to this office. Other wi-se
we shall not bo responsible for failures of the
carrier to delivor the paper promptly and
regularly to them.
Soggy. The weather yesterday fore
noon was soggy, wet aud foggy the
mellnachollyest day of the year.
Cleared. The barkeutine Webfoot,
with a cargo of lumber valued at $7,777
sailed from Knappton for San Fran
cisco yesterday.
Centennial, Stock. Those who
bought stock in the Philadelphia Cen
tennial show will get back onlv $1 75 on
each share costing $10.
For Lumber. The schooner Hayes
arrived at Knappton yesterday under
charter to load lumber for A. M. Simp
son & Brother, San Francisco.
Removed. Dr. Freeland yesterday
removed his dental office into the new
building built by Mr. Sinister, next door
to the Astorian oilice. See card.
New Front. The new front just put
into the Armstrong building on the
roadway improves the appearance of
that row of tenements very much.
Didn't Hear our Hand Offenbach
Is very fond of repealing to his friends
and admirers in Paris that he found no
music in America except of his own
Domestic Exports. The cargo of
the Orizaba Sept llth, for San Francisco
was valued at $25,350 GG. Besides 0.94(5
centals wheat, she took away a large
quantity of other productions.
Suspended. We have no banks nor
life insurance corporations in Astoria to
suspend operations, but the weather
yesterday before noon was decidedly
unlit for all out-door employments, and
work upon streets and 1 he newest build
ings temporarily subsided.
Ship-master's Beading Boom. Mr.
Peter Wilhelm has permanently fitted
up a ship-master's reading room in con
nection with the Gem saloon in Astoria
The latest shipping papers and home
ward and outward bound shipping lists
are kept on file. Call and see him.
Funeral Notice. The funeral of
the late II. K. Stevens will take place to
day at 10 o'clock a. m. The body was
found last Saturday near Sand island,
by some persons and temporarily buried
there. Yesterday relatives of the de
ceased secured the body, when it was
prepared for burial on Clatsop to-day.
Public Spirited. Seeing a good
wagon rol d out of upper Astoria leading
on towards Tongue Point, upon which
a team can haul a good load, again re
minds us of the lack of enterprise at
.iionie. We must say that our upper-
town neighbors possess very consider
able of the quality lacking in Astoria
public spiritedness.
Yery Suggestive. In the London
Exchange and Mart appears the follow
ing unique advertisement: "A magnifi
cent machine, made to my order this
spring, cycle bearings, Carter's patent
brake, &c., &c. ; cost me 10. Would ac
cept handsome gravestone, to be erected
in Lower Norwood Cemetery, in ex
change. Short of cash only reason.'5
Full Fledged Jockey. The hack
er of a horse in Sacramento bet $500 on a
race and deposited pieces of. lead pipe,
sealed to look like rolls of gold pieces.
On being detected he argued that there
was no fraud because his horse was
sure to win anyhow; but that argument
lid not satisfy the crowd, and he was
compelled to test his horses speed to
escape being mobbed.
Fire Company Matters.
At the annual election held by Astoria
Fire company No. 1, the following offi
cers were elected :
Foreman John Burke.
First Assistant P. Wilhelm.
Second Assistant Henry Miller.
President A. Yan Dusem
Secretary N. Carnahan.
Treasurer G. A. McGuire.
Board of Delegates W. Chance, I. W.
Case, Chas. Wright
"What we are coming to. A new
use for dynamite has been found by the
fishermen on the coasts of Cornwall and
Devonshire. In a report recently pre
sented to the House of Lords it is siared
the practice of destroying fish by means
of dynamite is so common that it is
feared the pilchards, mackerel, and her
ring will not stand such treatment, but
will leave the coast forever. There is
talk of a bill to make the use of dyna
mite for fish-killing purposes a criminal
offence, punishable with imprisonment
and hard labor. A difficulty in dealing
the matter arises from the fact that the
dynamite is general used beyond the
three-mile boundary.
New Soutii Besides the
coal which we are now burning in As
toria, New Soulh Wales has other
mines. The returns of gold mining for
1876 show that in that colony, as in Vic
toria, mining is a declining industry.
The gold sent to the Sydney mint in
1870 was 73,454 oz. below that of the pre
vious year. A more satisfactory ac
count is given of the year's progress in
coal mining, the value of the year's out
put being 1.319,918, or very nearly the
same as in 1875, notwithstanding the de
pression that has been complained of in
that industry. The aggregate value of
the mineral products of the colony for
1S7 was 2,18.,095, an amount which if
smaller than the results in former years
still serves to show how large and varied
are the mineral resources or New South
Whither are we Drifting. A
striking confirmation has been afforded
of the correctness of the estimate that
glaciers move from sixteen to eighteen
inches a day in summer, and less than
half that distance in winter. In 1820 a
Bussian physician. Dr.IIamel, attempted
the accent of Mont Blanc, when three of
his guides were swept away by an -avalanche,
and never more heard of. Some
yeais later Prof. Forbes made some ob
servations on the glacier toward which
these guides were drifted In the ava
lanche, and from the rate of glaciers
movement he was led to predict that
within forty-live years from the time of
the accident some remains of the unfor
tunate gides would be reaching the ter
minus of the glacier in the immediate
neighborhood of Chamouni. This came
to pass. In the summer of 1SG1 human
remains were found there which were
identified as those of Dr. Hamel's party.
Beautiful Laws. The attachment
laws of Connecticut and other eastern
states arc very remarkable when con
trasted with similar procedure in other
states. Any man who chooses to bring
a suit against another can have the hit
ter's property seized house, horses, or
even perishable propei fcy, such as fruit
or meat or can take possession of his
store and close it up, without giving any
security for the damage he ma y occas'oh
and without any proof of the justice or
even of the probability of the fairness of
his suit. A beggar, utterly irresponsi
ble, may thus proceed, or even a for
eigner or a resident of a distant state.
If the plaintiff, after thus proceeding, is
defeated in the suit, he cannot be com
pelled to pay for the damage he has
caused. If his suit was utterIy without
foundation he can only be sue'd for ma
lic'ous prosecution, and if without proi
erty even if a judgment were finally ob
tained against him, it could, of course,
not be enforced.
Harvesting in the Yalley. Har
vest work is being crowded to the ut
most and it is generally remarked that
this week will see a greater share of the
crop gathered. This may be true of this
immediate vicinity, says the Yamhill
Beporter, but not of the upper pare of
the county. J? armers are never so far
advanced with their harvest work in the
southern part of this county and the
contiguous portion of Polk as they are
in this section and have only made a fair
beginning on the spring crop. The de
lay there is attributed to ihe sea breezes
which strike that belt of country through
Salmon river pass, and retard the rapid
maturity of grain although there is no
injury done. The volume of grain in
transit is greatly reduced this week,
owing to the rushing of wTork in the
fields, but by the middle of next week at
least, we may expect to witness such a
huge stream of wheat teams pouring to
ward market as we have never witness
ed before. We learn that considerable
wheat has changed hands during the
week at one dollar per busheL Farmers
are moving cautiously, watching the
eastern markets and crop reports
closely, and .we notice that the most ob
servant of them are disposed to sell
when they can get what they hold as a
reasonnble price.
eto-dav at 2:30 o'clock, at
it's office, four doors west of
. it Will De iuny liiustratisu.
rawings, wet and dry prep-
Admission free.
B. B. Freeland has located per
manently in Astoria for the practice of
dentist?. Office in Sinister s building,
on Cass street, next door to The Asto
rian office.
Perforated cardbonrd, all colors,
25 cents per sheet, at Adler's.
"Opposition is the life of trade,"
and " Yarietv is the spice of life.'' Adler
has a Utile or both, and all the school
books, cheaper than the cheapest.
...Fresh oysters in every style at
Mrs. J. W. Munson is "prepared to
take a few borders, with or without
First-class billiard table for sale,
cheap for cash. Inquire at the Occident
hotel, Astoria.
CO. H., or constantly on hand,
the best stock of school books, at the
City Book Store.
Mrs. Dr. Burr, Homeopathic phy
sician, has removed to her new residence
four doors from Liberty hall.
Mrs. Arrigoni is furnishing good
rooms with board at from $G to $7 and
upwards per week, according to location.
When you want a line dress suit
to fit you perfectly, get it at home, of
Meade, whose reputation is a guarantee
for success.
Parties wishing a nice dish of oys
ters will find them at the Pioneer res
taurant. served by one that understands
the business. Open during the day and
all hours of the night.
Peter Buney is still in the market
with all kinds of building materials in
his line. Has just received 100,000 lath,
2,000 bushels of sand, and a large stock
of first nualitv of brick at his warehouse
foot of Benton street.
Griswolds Starch Finish and Lesh-
er's Magic Cleaning Fluid for the instant
removal of grease, paint, etc., from cloth
ing, carpets, is also splendid for clean
ing jewelrv and silver-plate, without in
jury. Price 25 cents a bottle. Sold by
J. W. Uearhart,
Perfection Stonewall Whisky,
hand-made sour mash ; Snow-hill Whis
kv, fire cooper sweet mash; acknowl
edged from its refined taste and delicacy
of llavor to be beyond comparison the
best in this country, sold at ttc Astoria
Liquor Store by H. Mane -SftiCo .Water
street roadway.
iZ2"fPhotographs! The latest styles
taken at Shustor's new gallery, Cass st.,
next to the Astorian office.
JfiSfSan Francisco beer, Steilacoora
beer, Astoria beer, bottled beer and En
glish porter at the Chicago house, Main
street, Astoria. N. "Wyman, proprietor.
gSf For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an easy shave, go to Gillespie at Par
ker House Baths. Hair cutting, sbam
pooning, and dyeing.
2JNewspaper advertising is a
permanent addition to the reputation of
the goods advertised, because it is a per
manent influence always at work in their
BSLittle Yan has reestablished
himself at the old corner, refreshed by his
late journey to the Atlantic slates, and
will as formerly attend to all orders in his
line as general jobber.
PscrThe Capital, on Main near
Squemocqha street, "Wm. Appleby pro
prietor, is one of the snuggest and most
quiet places in the city, where the public
can get the finest quality of wines, liquor
and cicars.
2TWe publish birth, marriage
and death notices freeot charge, but ex
pect them to be sent to the office. The pay
is not large enough for us to wear out our
patent leather bots in searching for the
particulars of gratuituous items ol any kind
HThe sloop Magnet one of the
finest passenger boats on the bay, under
command of Capt. John K. Wirt, one of
the most experienced masters employed
in th&c waters, is ready for special trips
anytime. We recommend the Magnet to
anyone in want of a pleasure trip on the
bay, or to points of interest about Astoria,
during the summer season.
Canary Birds. for sale at Gilles
pie's, Parker house baths.
Direct to Astoria. Mr. SI. Wise
informs the ladies and gentlemen of As
toria and vicinity that he has opened his
store with a nice assorted stock of goods,
which he proposes to soli at bed-rock pri
ces for cash. Rpmember thn place, oppo
site 11. F. Caufield's D;uc Store.
The entire stock of B. namburger will
be sold at immensely reduced rates in
order to clear out balance, on hand prior
to the arrival of new goods selected per
sonally by Mr. Hamburger. The goods
must be sold ; prices no object. Call and
be convinced. Especial attention is
called to the immensely reduced prices
in our dress goods. 13. H ambi'kger.
Main street, Astoria.
Mis. Drjyfi
Notes and Comments.
Recently mosquitoes drove a Pil
atka (Florida) preacher out of his pul
pit while he was delivering a sermon.
A farm hand for harvesting is paid
in central Italy seven cents a day, and
considers himself a lucky man to find
employment at that rate.
The Washington monument is
still sinking. If twenty centuries
should ever look down from its sum
mit their chief wonder will be what
has become of its base.
Mr. Ruskin is about to organize a
number of excursions of working peo
ple to places of interest throughout
England, and will accompany them in
the capacity of instructor.
A Chicago minister went into
bankruptcy last week. His assets
were $250 of real estate, but in char
ity he was rich. The Cliicago uni
versity holds his note for $10,000 and
a Baptist church one for $7,000.
Tobacco cultivation in Germany
occupies about 54,000 acres, according
to a recent consular report, two-thirds
of which are in the southern states,
and the remainder in Brandenburg
and Pomerania. The average crop is
worth about $45,000,000, and the
German empire, in spite of its enor
mous consumption of the weed, ex
ports far more than it receives.
Those classic quotations which
abound in speeches of a bygone day
are now but rarely heard in Parlia
ment. Greek quotations have almost
entirely disappeared, and sentences
from the Latin authors seem rapidly
going out of fashion. As regards quo
tations from British authors, they may
now, it is said, be heard more fre
ouetly in the Capitol at Washington
than at Westminster.
One of the old landmarks of Balti
more, the city hall, on Holiday street,
is soon to be torn down. It was built
by Rembrant Peale in 1831, as a muse
um, and was a popular place of resort
for neaily seventeen years, when it
was purclmsed by the common council.
It was the first building in the city
that was lighted with gas Mr. Peale
charging a small fee in 1816 for the
exhibition of carburetted hydrogen
Paradise valley is a farming sec
tion of Humbolt county, Nev. , reach
ed from Winnemucca over a stretch
of desert and sage brush countrv such
as Nevada in the main consists of. A
traveler visiting the valley a short
time since stopped at a farm house,
and his host pointing out the country,
said: "This is Paradise, and the next
valley beyond here is Eden." "Yes,"
returned the traveler, "and it's hell
between here and Winnemucca."
Prof. Philbrick, superintendent of
ihe Boston public schools, in his semi
annual report, depreciates very strong
ly the custom of bringing forward
little children from the primary
schools to speak pieces and smg at
grammar school exhibitions. He sup
poses the idea is borrowed from the
Sunday school anniversaries, and
claims that in both instances, in the
interest of religion, morals and sound
education, the practice should be at
once suppressed.
Mosenthal, the recently deceased
poet and dramatist, and the author of
the popular play, Leah, the Forsaken
or, as it is called in the original, De
borah, requested in his will that his
medals and other decorations of honor
be hung up in the synagogue at Cassel,
Germany, but a conference of the
rabbis of that province, called to de
liberate upon the propriety of comply
ing with this retjaes;, decid-jd against j
it, on the ground that it would not be
-in contormitv with their
teaching and observances.
The emigration of carpenters and
other classes of mechanics from this
country to England is not very exten
sive. Twenty-five more carpenters,
engaged under a three years' contract
at good wages and short hours, left
Saturday. The American consul at
Liverpool reports that many Ameri
can mechanics are arriving there, be
sides those nnder contract; and he
desires that the workmen of this
country be warned against going there
unless they have secured employment
in advance.
The waiters, porters,
and gnides
or Switzerland, an
avaricious lot,
spoiled by the extravagant fees of tour
ists, are not satisfiedwith Dom Pedro.
They awaited his arrival with joy, and
are disgusted that he did not shower
gold upon them. The Emperor is well
acquainted with the various coins and
currencies of Europe, and does not
permit himself to be swindled. In
point of economy he is said to resem
ble Louis Philippe, of whom he is a
relative. He even does not hesitate to
reduce his traveling expenses by pur
chasing excursion tickets when a good
opportunity offers.
The Chicago Inter-ocean says:
1 'No person ever had in Washington a
handsomer turnout than Gen. Grant
used to drive. He had a pair of
horses which went before his carriage
that could not be surpassed in any
country. They cost $3,000, and were
selected by their owner himself, who
has as good an eye for the fine points
of an animal as any jockey that ever
handled a whip. When he loft the.
LWhite- House, President Grant sent-
them as a present to George W.Ghilds,
A. M., of Philadelphia, and they are
now pointed out as the finest team in
Pennsylvania. But President Hayes
has introduced into their stalk a pair
of horses that look as if they came from
a country livery stable, as they did
Mr. Rogers, the President's private,
secretary, paid $300 for them in Alex
andria." What has the Inter-ocean
to find fault about Can't Hayes
economize with such comparison? The,
country needs reform. Don't it
Local and Domestic
A building association in Pendle
ton would be a public blessing.
The town of Walla Walla is re
co ering rapidly from the shock it re
ceived during the Indian war and new
brick buildings are going up all along
Main street.
The Seattle Intelligencer thinks
that if the Puyallup hop growers
would take as much pains to pack and
bale their hops as those of California
do, our hops would stand at the head
of all.
The boats of the Oregon Steam
Navigation company will not be able
to get away more than 28,000 tons of
grain from Wallula this season, and
that will leave at least 9,0 JO tons to
be stored for the opening of naviga
tion in February next. The river is
falling rapidly.
The independent steamer North
west, Captain Stump's boat, is trying
to get out the grain from points above
Wallula, but it is exceedingly doubt
ful if she can get above Tucanon or
Penawawa; and forty tons are about
all she can bring down till she strikes
The East Oregonian has a sample
of the Australian white wheat yielding
fifty bushels to the acre. In that
section of Umatilla it can be planted
either in the fall or spring with
entire success. The ground npon
which the sample was grown was sown
with wheat for live sn. evasive years,
i- ast producing more jjan the first.
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