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f. C. IKEIiAXI Editor.
Oysters in Court.
The United States supreme couit
has been discussing oysters. To be
more strictly legal in expressions, it
has been sitting on oysters. At cer
tain seasons of the year, this is prefer
able to eating oysters. In the case
alluded to an order has issued from
the bench, not for oysters, as -we have
seen, but to confirm the decree of a
Virginia court in re oysters. The
matter is all, one would ordinarily saj',
in a nut-shell; but of course, this
simile does not apply here, for eviden
tly, it is not in a nut- shell the shell
eing different. What the Virginia
court has decided is a question of state
rights as to oj-sters, namely: whether
the state of Virginia can constitutioii
&y prohibit the citizens of other
slates from planting the bivalve in any
stream in the state where the tide ebbs
and flows. The state court says un
doubtedly it can, and by its decision
no one can hereafter cherish and cnl
tivate oysters in the river Ware, the.
particular stream in question, with
out being in danger of running into
contempt or being run into by enraged
citizen oystermen. This decision has
been approved by the supreme court
at Washington, and a long wrangle thus
comes to an en between oystermen
living in different states, but on the
saiiie waters. The Jerseymeii will no
longer trouble the New Yorker, and
Connecticut will not impose upon the
Long Islander. The case as between
the oystermen is settled, ail but
i&e oyster itself. That will ie re
oixaiod at the next sitting of the court.
The Rational board of trade urges
congress to take measures for as
oembling an international monetary
(Convention "to establish, if possible,
a permanent valuation letween gold
and silver. " Such a convention might
da good service by bringing light to
' bear on a subject that has been much
befogged. But it would require a
greater power than the assembled wis
dom of mankind to create a permanent
valuation between things that from
day to day fluctuate in value. The
juesoJtttion of tlie board of trade is val
uable, however, as showing the gen
eral need of enlightenment on the sil
Xfcws and Kuies.
Five more deaths from yellow
fever aic reported in Jacksonville,
The New Orleans Times says
Randall's election as speaker, unless
lie is unequivocally plodded to the
Texas Pacific, would be a calamity to
Lrigiiam Young's base ingratitude
is shown in the fact that notwithstand
ing liis jrosperity he left his mother
living at the age of 98 years, in pen
ury and want, in Martinsville, Inda.
The doctors of Portland are pub
lishing the quacks. They have a col
umn in the Bee devoted to the pur
pose. Dr. Paul M. Brennen is put in
the list along with the other quacks.
News from the war in the east re
port heavy slaughters of the Turks be
fore Plevna, but the' stick to their
work neither' running away nor asking
for quarter. The Russians lost 7,000
men, killed and wounded, and the
The report of A. D. I-Towcomb,
special agent of the department of jus
tice detailed to investigate, under di
rection of the secretary of the intericv,
the desert land frauds in California,
was made to the secretary, about ten
days since. In csnse inence Secretary
Shurz has addressed a letter to the
general land ofHce. directing him to
suspend all entries made in theViealia
knd district until investigation can be
Mrs. C. S. Woodworth, on her late
Astoria visit, wrote several interesting
letters to the press of Salem and
Portland, from which we extract as
The Standard: Everybody seems
to be busily employed, and to one re
cently from the capital, the amount of
business done and the progress visible
everywhere, are quite a novelty. The
old and new buildings, water lots,
gi a ling, pile driving, give a some
what chaotic apjearance, -which the
energy of property holders is, how
ever, bringing into good shape and
The Mercury: To one who has not
seen Astoria for nearly twenty-one
years, the changes are simply marvel
ous. Then the quiet harbor, skirted
with green hills that sloped nearly to
the water's edge, and uxon which were
perched here and there a cottage, gave
no hint or promise of its present im
portance or proportions. Notwith
standing the closing of the canneries,
life and activity are visible in every
other department of business. There
is "water, water every where," and as
the city (the business part and much
besides) is literally built on piles, ne
cessitating the use of an unlimited
amount of lumber, the saw milk ap
pears to le a mpst desirable "bonan
za," and the licaYjT "thud" of the pile
driver :uid the nailing down of xlaiiks
are heard throughout the livelong da'.
Lots arc being rapidly covered with
buildings and new roadways made,but
how the corners of these watery lots
can be found, must sometimes be puz
zling even to an experienced surveyor.
The coming and going of the two lines
of steamships, the vessels at anchor,
and the smaller craft bound for differ
ent points keep up a lively appearance
on the wharves. Would you believe
that in a place whose name is always
coupled with lish, there is not a fish
market ? And it appears to be more
scarce than any other article of food.
The Custom-house is really an honor
to the place, being built of stone,
occupying a whole block and enclosed
with a nice fence. Crace church is
attractive, with its dark finish and
stained glass chancel window; the Ro
man Catholics have an edifice far up
on a hill; the Baptists are erecting a
neat place of worship, and the foun
dation of a new city hall is being hud.
"How much is such a lot as that
worth ?" I inquired, pointing to a
piece of water where niles were being
driven for a building. "About S1200,"
was the reply, and that too, for the
width of a good sized building only.
Grading streets back on the hills,
building houses, tilling up lots, with
the ordinary traffic make busy scenes
and John Chinaman is everywhere.
Some very pretty homes, surrounded
with almost perennial verdure nestle
among the hills, but generally an air
of newness pervades the place. Col.
Taylor is removing his old house to
make room for a more pretentious
residence; Mrs. Warren is building a
handsome house and mairy arc adding
to and improving their homes. Mr.
Frank SI. Bewiej' is at present in
market, a fact that will be appreciated
by his young lady friends of (y)our
city, as well as by his customers lure.
There's no place like home, to be sure,
and the old song of "Farmer John"
comes to mind: "The best part of a
journey is going home;" and a brief
absence will certainly make the city
of spires seem more attractive than
ever; but your correspondent wishes
that some of this busy stir might be
transferred thither, while only a mem
ory of it can le taken, and a remem
brance of the ever flowing, ever ebb
ing tide of this grandest of rivens, as
it rolls and is lost into the near ocean
beyond. All honor be to the mayor
and city council of this city for doing
all in their power to prevent the exhi
bition of the immoral show which has
of late been tolerated in several places
up the valley- If they failed it was
from no fault of theirs that the youth
of the place were exposed to the cor
rupting influences of that most base
and evil exhibition, which is the dread
of all pure minded and conscientious
The Portland Bee : There is enough
of busy life here, to say notliing of the
beautiful hills, the ever-changing
skies, and the "mighty Columbia roll
ing on to the sea," to interest and at
tract even the casual visitor. Last
night, September 10, the rolling and
dashing of the surf on the bar could
be heard during the night, but a visit
to the "busy wharves" this morning
shows a calm after the storm, and a
beautiful rainbow spanning the mouth
of the river from shore, suggested the
old couplet "A rainbow in the morn
ing, sailors take warning," which we
heard repeated by a lady about to take
passage for Fort Canby.
Looking about we see everywhere
busy life hi all its departments, from
the merchant to the celestial, and re
ceiving no response to the question,
"What keeps Astoria up now that the
fishing season is over" conclude that
it is simply enterprise in its purest
form, for, lacking the agricultural in
terests, which in so great a measure
sustains the valley towns, nothing but
a most sanguine belief hi Astoria's
important future could induce this
continued and rapid improvement of
the wasto and watery places where
the business part now stands.
Should the query "What lack we
yet ?"' be put by an Astorian to a so
journer here, the answer would be,
"A roadway to upper-town," and
while its necessity would be speedily
and tacitly acknowledged, from the
outlay it would require, it is doubtless
hi the far future.
To Liverpool, per Lochinvar. Sept. 1.
Whcat-23.200 ctls- S-i'J.WJO 00
To Honolulu perilattie Macleay, Sept, I.
Flour, JW2 barrels S 1,2n5 ny
Case Goods, 105 cases... bol 'Ja
Potatoes, 152 sacks .. 20-J 00
Hams, 2100 lbs .. 3S1 00
Salmon, 3S3 bbls .. 3.3S0 00
SJ cases ."yJO 00
Miscellaneous mdc 2,815 82 S.7S5 07
To Honolulu per Falkinburjr, Sept. 2:
Flour, 50 bbls $ :i00 00
Salmon, 123 bbl3 1,012 00
110 nkgs S1 0.)
" & cases 220 00
Lumber, spars and bolts 2,0-12 52
Oats fnd limn tM3 08
Miscellaneous mdse 75H 00 5.S12 55
To Vjetoriit and Xaniamo per str Cal
ifornia. September Sth:
Flour. 1V,2 bbls S 8,770 50
Wheat, 112 centals 1.&IJ 71
Bran, ileal and Mid
dlings, 35,710 lr.s f.fO OS
Miscellaneous mdse..... 5,0S) IS 10,082 50
To Queenstown. per Kiuclune. Sept. 11.
heat 28,)i ctls- -10,503 71
First Congrfgatiox.ii. Church. Rer. F
Cransr. services at 11 a. m., and 1 v. v.
Sunday bchool after morning services." Soaks
Rev. A. G. Daniels will preach at the usual
hours this a. :n.
First Presbyterian Church. Organized May
5th, IS i. Supply expected from tho Hoard
of Domestic Missions. Sunday school every
Sunday at one o'clock v. m., at upper As
toria school house.
Grick(Ei'I.stoial) Church. Be v. T. A. IJy
land, Rector. Services at 11 a. m., and Y
v. v. Sunday school at 0 o'clock a. m.
Cii.U'xr. ok tub Holy Innocent". Services
(upper Astoria) alternate Sundays, at 3
o'clock i. 2i.. by the ltcv. T. A. Ilyland.
Sunday school every Sunday atO o'clock .a.
Star o thk Ska Church. Kov. Father
Macken Pastor. Services at li o'clock a. m.
Sunday school at 3 o'clock r. m.
First Bvitist Church.-Kov. J. G. Burchett.
Pastor. Services at 11 . m., and V. v. zt.
Sunday school immediately after morning
y.Services in the Court-house. All arc
requested to be present morning and even
ing. PnooiiKi vk Lyceum. Children's Lvecum
hold at Lilwrty ha!! at 2 o'clock p. i under
the auspices of the society. 'Friends of
Pro""X"s, J. Korter, conductor.
nf-Sumlay evening lecture by Mrs. C. M.
Stowe, will lecture at s p. m., at Liberty hall.
HI All I? 1 52 .
In Portland. Sept. 12th, (lust Holmes and
Mrs. Mury Holmes, both of Astoria.
AnQPliMnn 3 The Astoreaw has a
nU VBrilSingi l larger circulation on the
Columbia river i.i.m all other state papers
AUGTIONESWand COMMISSION AGENT
Cllir:jfUS ST. ASTORIA. OKCSOX.
ConfiKH'nJTap respectful! solicited, bills col-
and returns promptly made.
!ar Kales lxy. S:it::rtlay,
fc. V. K1G11T.
i(KE. & 3IrGUIKK
Uo. J. Q.A. 1J0WLDY
A. VAN 1)1 bEN.
T.. C. I5CIjIEX. Auctioneer.
sc at 2 o'clock F. Al.,
fS. Sept. iStSi.
.d'-iinfafrator of the estate
ked. Lot 5. block 30 in 01-
nccount whom it may
In liloek l.'rfl r lots .'. 4
5. 10. it
Al ; lot 7 in block 10G,
GERaIAXLA BEEH HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT,
Chenamus Stbkkt. Astocia.
The public aro invited io call and leave
their orders. Splendid Lager 5 cent a glass.
Froe Lunch every night.
AVAL BuOK & Co.,Pronriotors.
Oregon Steamship Company
1?qv San Fraxcisco 3ireet,
Carrying the (Jmted States Mailo and
Welis, Fargo & Co's Express.
Passive, Cn!:En..S7 .TO Steerage.. ?3
Freight, per Ton &2
The Al Iron steamship,
Geo. W. Elder,
Will leavo IV. T. & L. Co.'s dock Astoria for
above iKrt on
TUESDAY, Sept. IS 1ST7.
For Freight or Passage, apply at tho oEcc of
tho W. T. & Locks company.
C. P. UPSHUR, Agent.
f l. ilr. iiiA1k
'Mill lliiMR'k. J
filOHDAY, September 1?th,
TAE SEW SEXSATIOX HAS AMOVED.
CROSBIE & SCOTT'S
REA7 GOBBEDY COMPANY.
DON'T FAIL TO SEE HIM AND HAVE A
CSTThe most complete Comedy Com
pany on this coast.
T OUIS HAGEN,
Squemocqha street, next door to the
Calz2ct 3Inkcr ami Uncrae:i'
iM3U Will take orders for all kin-sof NEW
FUKNITITKK, and repairing promptly aad
neatly done, at low prices.
STEW TAU.021 SltOP.
tJl T j
Benton street, (opposite the j&slitllH
Gents suits made to order in latest stvles
and warranted to lit.
"Clothes cleaned and repaired.
Oregon City Brewery Depot,
51. SiOESEXi & lillO. Proprietors,.
On the roadAvay. opposito 0. S. N. wharf.
Besides the eolobrated Oregon City Boor,
will keep constantly on hand all kinds of tho
finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars, at whole
sale and retail.
Orders promptly fdled and satisfaction guar
anteed. Beer livo cents a glass and a good
BITS' K3?E BUT T2IE SEW
In the y j
For sale at the
CITY BOOK STORE.
J. H. D. G-BAY,
"Wholesale and retail de:der in.
floor, feed, oats, hay
ST25A1V, VOOI5. etc.,
Also wholesale dealer in
8toa!water Bay 0YSTER8,
Received fresh from the bed four times a
week. On the wharf foot of Benton street,
THE UXDEUSIOXKI) TAK3 rLKASURE TO
an:i'ouck to Tiirait tatuoxs and
IJ5AT.KKS IN GEXJCKAh THAT THKV IIAVK
IVTKLY UVi:r.EIiVIXCltASEDTHKin FAC
TOKY AM) A1SE XOW I'KEl'AKKO TO YUll-
x1sii as good an assortment in tkeui
link as any 1iousr on tiik coast.
Special inducksients to cash custo-
P. O. Kox &!. I0 First Street.
Factory on Alslcr Slrccl, Ijctirccii First
an:l Sccoud Street, Portlaurt, Orcp;os.
Corner of Cass and Squemocqha streets.
FOU THE NEXT THLPuTY DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL AlY
LAKGE STOCK OE
Mens7, Boys1, Ladies', Miss
es and Children's
BOOTS AND SHOES
At a considerable reduction from
previous prices, many kinds
G. J SRU5TH, Prop.
72 r c
AUCTION & COMMISSION MERCHANT.
Ofncc, on Main street opposito Washineto
Trom 7 to 9 o'clock P. 2,1.
Regular Sales Day,
Snfnrfltty. at 10 G'ClooIc A. 32.
Will purchase and sell real estate, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Consignments respectfully oliaitod.
Diagrams and terms to be had on application
to the Auctioneer. Br b. V.'OKbLEY
HOTELS AXD RESTAURANTS.
Cor. Squemocqha and Lafayette Streets,.
THIS HOUSE HAVING BEEN"
newly re-painted and furnished
throughout is now open to the accommoda
tion ot tiie public.
2" The hoibe heing in new hands now
can guanintee success.
Board and IimIkIks i:er "Teelr $r (JO
SJyard per Wee& ".".. 4 0
MPvS. M. E. TUKXER, Proprietress.
Private Lodging House
Mrs. J. W. AJUMS0N, Proprietress.
CIIEXAjIUS ST., ASTORIA.
Ciioice Rooms (furnisbed) to let bjr
tho Montti, Day or Week, at
nSTThis is a new, hard finished house, in
quiet locality, on tho 2d block belor the Cut-tom-house;
it is all newlj furnished, sad baa
been built rat and mouse proof.
Apply at tho small houne next door. Xone
but respectable persons need apply.
A. J. MEGLER, C. S. WRIGHT,
Tho Proprietors are happy to announce th
the abovo Hotel has been
Repainted and Refurnished,
Adding greatly to tho comfort of its guosw
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
R.Il. CARD WELL.
Parker Souse Hotel,
Corner Main and Coneomly streets,
Caril-wcll & Perltiss, Proprietors.
rpiUS IS TnE LARGEST HOTEL Df AS
X toria. now and new furniture, furnished
in first clas3 style.
Tho tablo will bo supplied with tho best tho
market affords. AccomoUntions to suit ther
times, from Si 25 to S2o0 per day.
Steamers and sail boats leave" tho wbarre
and slips near the Hotel, daily for Fort Ste
vons, Fort Canby, Skipanon, Fort Clntsep
Sea Side, Ocean Roach, Knappton, Chinook,
Unity, Oj'stoi villo and other places of resort
in this vicinity.
ftyThcro aro now fivo largo salmon can
neries in Astoria, which employ over 12v0 per
sons in the various branches of the business,
making Astoria as it now is, a point of interest
to visitors, independent of its cool inrigor&tin
WATER STREET ROADWAY.
Opposito Oregon Stonm Navigation Company'!
Tho abovo new Restaurant will bo opea
from and after to-morrow, Sunday. January
7th, lb7o, D. JJUSAN1C11 i CO.
gwgfMteM1'MiTgH .; tit" Wir"'
W A THTT ?-r A T.' V If VTI
ALam istreot, i'arkersiJuiUUng. w
HAS JUST P.ECEIVED A FI2,'E As
sortment of Jewolry of the latest styles,
also a fino sssortment of Gold and Silror
Watches, which will be sold at lowest prices,
and warranted from two to ten years.
Jfc5"PartieuIar attention paid to repairing.
storJa Brewery Sa!oona
And Bottled Beer Depot I
MAIN STREET, ASTORIA.
R UBOLPJI BARTH,
TheBest (Duality Lager Beer,
FIVECENTS A GLASS.
&S The patronajro of tho public is respect
fully solicited. Orders for Lager, or Bottled
Beer, in any quantity, promptly filled.
8S Free Lunch day and nisht.
"ItJIL DSSEBRASDUS. "
Lime, Brick, Sand
Plaster ai Marl Dust
AS CHEAP AS CAN BE
LAIDID II ASTORIA.
Can be had in any quantity at my
KSTAqent for sale of San Juan Lime.