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Astoria Letter. FOREIGN EXPORTS. Clatsop County Resources. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. ;
Sto glailtj stemrx,
ISSUED EVERY MORNING,
J. C. XRELANI : : PUBLISHER.
Abtvrian Building, Cass Street.
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crved by Carrier, per week 2o Cents
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Sent by mail, enc year.
.Free of Postage to Subscribers.
The following intercstini; letter was writ
ten by Mrs. C. SWoodworth to the Standard.
Astoria. Sept. 14. 1877.
A day of sunshine, sandwiched be
tween two that were quite the rever.se,
afforded the desired opportunity for a
journey (o upper town, which could only
be accomplished bv a feat of pedestran
ship that required courage, as well as
stout shoe leather; first there is a little
sandy beach, then a log to climb, a space
covered witli slippery rock, considerable
mud. more rocks, stumps ami wind and
the sightly little place is reached. As
cending the green hills that rise terrace
like one above the other, the glorious
panorama of earth, sea and skv lies
iW Advertisements inserted by the year at spread out in grandeur, lit for an artist's
the rate of Slot) per square per month. hand. About half wav up the little
Transient adrertirfn!:, by the day or week, Chapel, and summer residence of Bishop
fifty cents per square for each insertion. , ;rorrjs arrest tic eye as pleasing proots
of what can be done in these wild places
To Liverpool, per Lochinvar. Sept. 1.
Wheat 23.300 ctls : S4o,JlM) 00
To Honolulu perMattie Macleay. Sept, 1.
. 202 barrels S 1,253 )
To City Subscribers.
There are such frequent chanpc in the resi
dence of our city patrons that wo shall feel
obliged to any who make such changes if they
will report the same to this office. Othc: wise
vro shall not be responsible for failure' of the
carrier to deliver the paper promptly and
regularly to them.
with a little outlay of monev, time and
taste. Close by the latter a little spring
comes bubbling down from the moun
tain bights forming a tiny cascade all
embowered in delicate fern-', moss and
fairy-like grasses, its crystal drops tit
nk. Climbingstill higher
Organized A branch of the Labor
"World has been organized in Astoria.
Town Pump. A new town pump has
"been erected m Squcmocqha street op
posite the Ciem.
Live Hogs. As a part of the product
of Tillamook county. Messrs. Kinney
nave a fine lot of live hog at, their can
nery for sale.
Removal. The Western Union Tele
graph company's office in this city has
been removed to Brown's building next
door to the Gem saloon.
" Tested. Chief-engineer J. II. D.
Gray, last evening made a test of the
iiewT department fire hose, from Capt.
"Flavors steam fire pump.
Auction Sale. B. S. Worsley will
continue the auction sale at lluxford &
LaDow's this evening. Now is your
chance to get groceries cheap.
The Telephone. At last Astoria
lias got it. It broke out between Bobb
& Fulton's office and the Astorian oflice
one day last week, and when our friends
make an improvement in the connect
ions, we expect our columns will be
filled with legal locals lisped lengthwise
in this direction.
Volunteer Force. For some days
past a large force of workmen have
been, employed on the "West-Ninth
street grade in front of the Catholic
;hurch propcrtv. They are working
with a will and determination to do a
good job, and it will not cost the church
British Columbia Fish. We are
informed that salmon packing in New
"Westminster will be overdone the same
as it was here. Our informant says that
the Astorians engaged there have been
very successful, and are regarded as
very conscientious and straightforward
Tillamook Productions. The car
go of Tillamook productions brought
around by the steamer Gen. Canby on
the 18th was of considerable value,
.amounting to 500 cases of salmon, 100
kegs of butter and 50 head of live hogs.
A few cargoes such as this will he apt
..- .nil 4-1.- .wi.-- r .. mi:ii 'i
Ml llll WIC 1IIH.-A.CU Ul Will X111U1UUUK ,,,?,. iji
friends with twenty dollar pieces and j ":." " . i
their hearts with much joy. So mote it be. ip,,r ;,
1 for elves to drink
! the snowy breakers can be seen as they
break, break, break in eternal rhythm to
the muMC ol out ocean, more is omy
an occasional sail to be seen upon the
river, where hundreds have been seen
until of late, Knappton, although eight
miles away, can be distinguished by the
smoke, and gleam of white houses.
Looking down at Astoria proper, and
thinking of the via leading to these de
lcctaluVhills, thinks! to' myself "thou
art so near and yet so far,"' and after a
tour through a cannery, desei ted. save
by a solitary workman making cans, we
concluded to return on the Dixie Thorn -son.
made welcome by those agreeable
officers. Capt Pease and Mr. O'Neil.
The crowd visits the wharves by day
light, and scores of people seem to have
a principal object in seeing the ships go
out and come "in : but night is the better
time, when the lights on the .'-hips and
the distant light-house glitter and shine
! like the stars overhead, and the briny
odor is borne landward by health giving
breezes, when the half darkness softens
rough outlines and imparts a charm even
to commonest things.
After a week passed here, with leis
ure to watch the busy life, the water
craft, improving of streets, and note as
"the tide goes out and the tide comes
in."' bearing the screaming sea gulls, it
cannot but be regarded as a place that
must take rank in the future of our
state., a place not all of prose, but pos
sessing much that may please the ideal
une ining striKcs a visuor as remarK.
able that no accidents occur to child
ren. They frolic and play mo.st uncon
cernedly all about the water lots and on
roadways and sidewalks raised far above
terra firma (or rather water), and escape
scot free. "They are u.sed to it," 1 am
told, which certainly appears to be the
Pipes are being laid in some of the
streets for bringing down water from
the lulls. Tasteful homes are to be seen
in every part 01 tne city. Alany new
houses are in course of erection, and ad
ditions, in the way of wings, bay win
dows and porches, are to be noticed
everywhere. It will be with unusual
regret that we say "an revoir' to this
busy place, so full of life and interest.
Case ("oods, 10o cases
Potatoes, lv sacks....
J lams, 2100 lb
Salmon, 2S bbls
To Honolulu per Falkinburp. Supt.:
Flour. ."0 bbls $ 300 00
Salmon. 12.) bbls 1,012 00
110 pkgs Si I 03
Jtf cases 220 00
Lumber, spars and boltd 2,012 52
Oat and bran ho u5
Miscellaneous mdse Toil 00 5.S12 55
To Victoria and Naniamo por str Cal
ifornia. September 3th:
Flour. 1532 bbls $ 8,770 50
Wheat, 112 centals 1,323 71
Uran. Meal and Mid
dlings. ar,7i: hk. n-io os
Miscellaneous mdse 5.0&) IS 10,032 50
To Queenstown. por Kinclune. Sept. 11.
U heat S;.:K).i ctls- -10,533 74
To Queenstown per Mountain Laurel,
Wheat, 2V!1 centals 40,381 71
To Queenstown, per Greta, Sept. 19:
Wheat, GbVWO bushels S0.1S0 S2
By favor of our worthy assessor, A.
Knappjr., we are enabled to give the
following summary of the resources of
Acres of land, 01,103
Merchandise and implements
Money, notes, accounts, stocks, ete
Household goods, carriages, ete...
Horses and mules (237)
Sheen and "tints ( .4:kA
' Swine (COS)
Gross value of all property
Total taxable property
Ladies' workboxes. a fine assort
ment received per Ajax at Adler's book
store. Neilson's Grand March"' "Gather
ing iShclljj&by the Sea Shore." and all the
WiiyDei.ayed. The steamship Geo.
W. Elder failed to get off on time, we
are informed, in consequence of obsta
cles which nature has placed in the Co
lumbia preventing the tree navigation of
ships inland beyond Columbia city,
drawing over l(i feet draft of water.
illii tll Whlll l
man L lit etc
and sheet music just re-
1 have any piece of music
ut extra charge, oy call-
.Sv-vsunia agent uu ouei-
s Music lloue, San Fran-
Have von read ,the Dance of
Death.'"' 1 have not. Have you one of
"Helen's Babies?' I have not. Have
Arrivals. By the Dixie Thompson
last evening a number of the leading
members of the Portland bar, including
Hon. J. N. Dolph and Mr. Geo. II. Dur
ham, arrived in Astoria. Captain Geo.
Flavel also returned from a business
trip to the metropolis, and Mr. A. B. Co
valt. general agent for the Pacific Mu
tual Life Insurance company, came also
for the purpose of establishing a branch
in this city.
Utilizing an Electing Appara
tus. it lias ueun discovered tnat the
wires of an electric apparatus used in
Providence. Ithode Island, for lighting
street lamps, can be utilized so that any
vou "Utner l'eopies LUimrcnr' ae: policeman, wnerever in me ciry ne may
Then whv the duce don't you get them ? I be, can talk with an officer at head-quar-Allat
Adlei's. , 'tens, by simply stepping up to a lamp-
Makried. Mr. G. W. Cornart will
please rccept the thanks of the editor
and all Lands for a bountiful remem
brance on the occasion of his marriage
with Miss Mollie Knox of Portland. The
interesting event occurred on Sunday
evening last, at the residence of fife
bride's parents. George, we wish you
and yours a long and pleasant journey
down the river of Time, and may your
vovage upon the sea of matrimony be a
pleasant and prosperous one.
Burial of Mrs. A. D. Wass. The
remains of Mrs. A. D. "Wass arrived
here by the. Orizaba night before last,
and were conveyed to Grace (Episcopal)
church yestenlay forenoon, where a
large number of sympathizing friends
met to listen to the funeral address by
Bev. T. A. Hyland at half past ten
o'clock, after which the remains were
conveyed to their final resting place.
Let us hope that her happy spirit, freed
from the sufferings of this life, has joined
those gone to walk the gold-paved streets
of the joyful city, and swell the angel
uie ungnt nerenuer. j.one
on earth more deserving of a
blessing in that undiscovered country.
none will be more sadly missed, than
White Clover. A correspondent
the other day desired to know whether
white clover was indigenous to Oregon,
or if not, how it was introduced in the
country. Governor Curry, who is an
old settler, answers through the Even
ing Telegram: "The growth of white
clover which now appears to be indigoi -oiu
to the country, was first introduced
by the Hudson Bay company through
seed imported from England. About
Fort George, now A-'toria, in 3S40, the
soil was already sodded with a beauti
ful growth of this kind of clover. It was
about this time, or subsequently, that
the seed was sown plentifully at the in
stance of Mr. Pettygrove, the town pro
prietor, about Portland, wherever the
brush or log heaps were burned. It was
generally scattered broadcast without
any preparation of the soil, not only at
the places named,but elsewhere through
out the valley.5
Take Your Local Paper Do the
city papers say anything in regard to
your own town'.' Nothing. Do they
contain notices of your schools, church
es, improvements and hundreds of other
local matters of interest which your
home paper publishes without pay?
Not an item. Do they ever say a word
calculated to draw attention to your
county and aid in its progress and en
terprise? Not a line. And there are
men who take such contracted views of
this matter, that unless they arc getting
as many square inches of reading mat
ter in tiieir own as they do in a city pa
per they think they are not getting the
worth of their monev.
Board and lodging by the day or
week at the Astoria Beer Hall, Main
street, Astoria. Peter Daviscourt, pro
prietor. Persons wishing the services of
Dr. J. Welch. Dentist, will bear in mind
that business will necessitate his tempo
rary absence from the city for a time af
ter a few days.
White wire goods in - very style,
at L. P. Itichman t Cos. -
...Fresh oysters in eijhry style at
Stoves and fall goods for house
keepers in great variety at L. P. Kich
man & Cos.
Mrs. J. W. Munson is prepared to
take a few boarders, with or without
First-class billiard table for sale,
cheap for cash. Inquire at the Occident
Mrs. Dr. Burr, Homeopathic phy
sician, has removed to her new residence
four doors from Liberty hall.
Dr. B. B.I'reeland has located per
manently in Astoria for the practice of
dentistry. Office in Shuster's building,
on Cass street, next door to The Asto-
Perfection Stonewall Whisky,
hand-made sour mash; Snow-hill Whis
kv, lire cooper sweet mash; acknowl
edged from its refined taste and delicacy
of llavor to be beyond comparison the
best in this country, sold at tfie Astoria
Liquor Store by II. Marx & Co., Water
"Photographs! The latest styles
taken nt Shuster's new gallery, Cats bt.,
next to the Astorian office.
J&Sr-San Francisco beer, Steilaeoom
beer, Atoria beer, bottled beer and En
glish porter nt the Chicago house, Main
btreet, Astoria. N. "Wyuian, proprietor.
iSSf Por clean towels, sharp razors,
and an eny shave, go to Gillespie at Par
ker House Baths. Hair cutiiug, sham
pooning, and dyeinc
ESTLittle Van has reestablished
himseif at the old corner, refreshed by his
late journey to the Atlantic slates, and
will as formerly attend to all orders in hia
line as general jobber.
JSSTThe Capital, on Main near
Squemocqlm 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 wine?, liquor.
post and attaching to the wire a small
telephone which is carried in his pocket.
New West3iinstei: Convent.
Through the politeness of Mr. Denman,
who has been employed upon the new
convent which is being erected in New
Westminster, we are informed that the
building will be three stories high, of
brick, eighty by forty-five feet in size,
with an ell of forty feet, and covered
with a mansard roof. The contract for
its construction was awardetf to a couple
of gentlemen from Portland. Mr. Den
man says the work progresses very
slowly lor want of materials.
The St. Paul Tribune says Hobart
Pasha is a Minnesotian. Who comes
A severe storm passed over por
tions of Texas on the 17th, damaging
Old man Tweed is testifying yefc
in New York. He w;is reviewing
John Morrissey on the 18th.
Maggie Moore "struck oil" at the
Union Square theater September 18th.
General McClellan's residence has
been declared to be West Orange, N.
J. That's where he gets bis washing
done and does his voting.
Another Turkish victory is re
ported in Schipka pass, and a Russian
gunboat badly demoralized at the
mouth of the Danube. The butchers
go on, but reports are conflicting.
A dispatch from "Sturgis," dated
near Yellowstone, Sept. 1G, says the
troops have had. another two days'
fight with Joseph. No food for two
days. No particulars. Joseph still
New troubles have broken out in
the Chinese quarters of Placer and
other towns of California. The celes
tials are gathering at jTolsom. Twen
ty houses were burned in the the Chi
nese quarters at Grass 'alley. Loss
The California rifle team are
being lionized in New York. The
fact that the 'Soldier of Marathon"
has been won by a California team,
and is on the way to the Pacific, will
do more to stimulate military marks
mamship than any that could possibly
have happened, and it is with the wep
ons of the service that precision in
shooting is desired.
Newspaperial. Thanks to the pur
ser of the Orizaba for file of late San
The Greta Cleared. It will be
seen by reference to our table of foreign
exports that the Greta carries away
ftUWjO bushels of wheat for Queenstown
valued at SS0,lj0 82. For fear that some
over fastidious persons in Portland, who
have such high regard for truth and
veracity as to condemn us for giving the
export of Oregon as we do without men
tioning Portland, (not that Portland pro
duces anything for export, you know,
but because Portland likes to see Port-
laud in print), we will remark that the
Greta took on board tit Portland, and
before she arrived at Astoria:7,150 bush
els of this cargo. All the balance (2ti,510
bushels) was taken on at Astoria,
amounting to nearly one half the cargo.
The bonus paid the" Greta for an airing
of the rigging in the very mild climate
at Portland, so free from" storms, and all
that sort of things, lacks considerable of
being enough toT pay the increased ex
penses of the ship, a"nd if you doubt our
word in this respect, apply to the master
on board for further particulars.
Bur.NiNu Petroleum Under Steam
Boilers. Successful experiments have
recently been made in Italy on a method
of burning petroleum under steam boil
ers, which consist simply in pouring the
oil over a thin layer ot asbestos. ' The
petroleum burns with intense heat, while
the asbestos, being incombustible, is
not affected, but serves as a means of re
taining the oil and acting as a wiek.
During the experiment sheets of paper
placed beneath the furnace were not in
jured, although the heat from the oil
above was most intense.
Ship-master's Beading Boom. Mr
Peter Wilhelm has permanently fitted
up a shipmaster's reading room in con
nection with the Gem saloon in Astoria
The latest shinning miners and home
ward and outward bound shipping
are kept on file Call and see him.
For Gla.ss.ware, Crockery, Powder and
Shot, Gun Wads, Percussion Caps, in
fact everything that is useful as well as
ornamental, go to J. W. Gearhart, who
sells cheap for cash. Goods delivered
free of char:e.
Wheat King. There is but one way
to compete with the wheat ring at Port
land. Forma ring for pools on wheat
in store at Astoria. Wheat afloat at As
toria is-alwavs on a nar with wheat
afloat at San Francisco, .Recollect that.
CLEJllIXG OUT S.LLE.
The entire stock of B. Hamburger will
be sold at immensely reduced fates 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. B. II amijurger.
Main street, Astoria.
Canary Birds. for sale at Gilles
pief, Parker house batijs.
Given a Whack. The board of trade
got a whack in its face from the the Bee
a few days ago when it must have made
its stinger felt. The Bee says: 'As a
proof of the gross wrong done by that
statement, we cite the following railn a I
project, all of which are intended to oe
the means of 'internal transportation:'
Benton county is heroically striving to
build a railroad from Corvallis to Ya
quina; Jackson and other southern
counties are crying loudly for the exten
sion of the Oregon and "California rail
road; the citizens of Kosehurg and vicin
ity an making efforts to build a railroad
to Coos-bay; some means of 'internal
transportation down the Umpqua river
are loudly called for; the people of
Washington and Yamhill counties and
of Astoria demand the Northern
Pacific branch: and. last, but, on ac
count of their total isolation in winter,
far more pressing, the people of Union
and Baker counties demand, and have
demanded, a railroad to navigable wa
ters. We have mentioned none of the
localities where more steamboats or
irt.amships would be a blessing to the
preducers: but think the array 'of facts
which we have cited will convince any
one of the falsity of the statement that
tho railroads we now possess are ad
equated for the internal transportation
of the State."
The Oban Bay. This vessel arrived
at Astoria yesterday with a portion of
her cargo on board. The want of water
in the rivers just now does somehow
seem to fail to corroborate the state
ments of the Portland press that "any
''vessel that can cross the Columbia river
'bar can come to Portland with perfect
"safety, and load to her deepest water
'lines, and depart with even greater
"safety than the same vessel can proceed
'to sea from Astoria." Bear in mind
also that at no time in the history of xVs
toria has there ever been a vessel of any
class damaged by grounding or from
other cause, between Astoria and the
sea. and that the losses on the Columbia
river bar for twenty-seven years past do
not amount to one thousandth part of
one per cent, for that whole time.
Direct to Astoria, Mr. M. Wise
inform.- the Indies and gentlemen of As
toria and vicinity tlmt he h:w opened bw
store with a nice aborted j-lock f goods,
which hi proposes to m-U at bed-rock pri
ces for eah. ImernlKr the pbic. oppo
site IS. Ft Caufield'e Dmij; Spue. .
Oregon offers great attractions to those
in search of new homey, to-wit: Healthy
and attractive diversity ol surface. Grand
scenery and mild climate. No excessive
cold or heat. Averaire temperature, sum
mer, 61, winter 39. Thunder-storms
very rare, hurricanes, unknown. Death
rate lower in Oregon than in any other
State, east or wet. Soil of unsurpassed
fertility-, especially suited to cereals, fruits,
flax, hops, and hay. No thilure of crops
in Oregon for thirty years from any cause.
No droughts, n.s in California. Great
abundance of the finest fruit. Slock-mus-i:ig
very profitable. As- a farming country
Oi''n is not surpassed by any part of
jSJ"It is too late in the day to argue
to intelligent business men the propriety
and necessity ot advertising themselves.
The fact i- too well organized now that
only tho?o houses which advertise judi
ciously pro-per, ind only thoe pull
through the hard time successfully which
kep thi-ir names and wares constantly
riefon the public eye. The experience of
every intelligent and educate 1 business
man is clear unon this point, and hence
the columns of a newspaper, especially
in what are called "dull tunes,1" will give
the ro-ter of the business men of n place
who may he relied upon as intelligent,
prudent and enterprising. Only th.-Q
who understand the art of advertising
(and it i-, an art), know that the elfeetive
m de. :s to keep the public constantly and
steadily apprised, of what tfiy have for