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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, September 21, 1877.
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To City Subscribers.
There arc such frequent change0 in the resi
dence of our city nations that ivo .-hall feel
obliired to any vh$jikc such chnge if they
will rcpoit the sanie to thi- oSieo. Othe: wise
ivo shall jiot be rcjoniblo for failure? of the
carrier t deliver the paper promptly and
regularly to them.
Tins Pride of A stoma Is the1 name
of an excellant cigar which A lion (I.
Yiiilelias introduced to the Inule of
Territorial A.emrly. The ter
ritorial assembly which is in meet in
Olympia on the first of October, lias a
working majority of republicans.
Thought. Bro. Bristow of the Salem
Mercury has been presented with a
string of Irouyltt, caught by an ex-typo.
Billy Beers, in Mill creek. lie does not
say.but we presume the trought were
Miught with a "hougk and leign.' Let s
have a spelen skule.
Last of tiik Run We have not been
able to separate and value the cargo of
the Elder it is a big job. on a big cargo, j
snecified mixed Iv on the manifest. One
thing is sure, "though she has jiM about
cleaned us all out of salmon. Sh' car-
ried away but 85 cases and one box of
Soundings. The superintendent of
streets found two fathoms ''more or less"
of mud on the Court street crossing of
Main yesterday morning. Children
drawing two feet on their way to school
are sure to get struck on that route.
The best channel is around the block
via Congregational church.
Serenading Party. Night before
last, a party of gentlemen consisting of
Messrs. Dean" Gillespie, Worsley and A.
G. White, serenaded several of the citi
zens of Astoria. We acknowledge the
compliment of a visit from them. The
music was deliriously refreshing as it
came forth in full rich volume so in ac
cord Aith the. harmony of all things
upon that beautiful and quiet night.
United. As an interesting event,
worthy to be recorded for future histori
ans to make a note of, we may say
that the old Indian chief Squemocqha
and the statesman Thomas Jefferson,
were united by Lady Genevive in this
city yesterday. That is to say : vou can
now travel from Squemocqha to Jeffcr
,son street, upon th- new roadwav laid
along Genevive street, by Capt. J'iiram
Oregon State Fair. An advertise
ment in this week's issue will give our
readers all needful information in re
gard to the Oregon state fair. The com
ing exhibition is expected to eclipse all
previous efforts in the same direction,
and with improved attractions it is
thought there will be a verv large at
tendance of visitors from abroad. Al
ready ve hear of a large number of per
sons hi this region who expect to attend
rhe exhibition. Half rates for fare will
enable all who are so disposed to attend.
Snake River Steamer. We regret
to hear through the Walla Walla States
man, that the trial trip of Capt. Stump's
new light draught Snake river steamer
was a failure- There seems to be a de
fect about the machinery whereby he
is unable to make sufiicient steam. Cer-1
tain improvements and changes will be
made, when it is hoped the boat will be
able to make the trip. The failure is a
great disappointment to the farmers
along the Snake river, who looked to
this boat as a means of getting their
produce to market.
Oun Tumtum. The Dalles Moun
taineer says : The annual exhibit of the
financial condition of the county for the
fiscal year past has not been ordered
published by the county court as was
formerly the custom. It was suggested
by the court that any' one wishing to
know the financial condition of the
county, they could call at the clerk's of
fice and examine the records. The cost
"of publishing the exhibit would be .$20.
Certainly, the apparent economy shown
by this court surpasses all understand-
ing and is. to say the least, 'penny wise
and pound foolish."
Our Salem Letter.
Salkm, September 17th, 1S77.
Editor Astorlvn :
It was with genuine regret that we
left your city, all shroudedas it was. in
rain, and mist, and dew; there is a
charm about the place peculiar to itself,
in its lovely views of ocean and river, its
pretty homes with their green lawns,
clinging as it were to the hillsides, the
bustling nmrts of trade, and
'"Down to the wharves as the sun coes down.
And the daylight's tumult. dust end din
Are dying away in the busy town
As we go to be the .ships come in."
As we leave these all behind, it is with
a hope to look upon the scenes again and
for a longer time.
The trip to the metropolis was une
ventful, except the interest excited in
the passengers of the steamer, in behalf
of an emigrant woman and two children
from Illinois, who were going to Leba
non. The husband and father had gone
back to .San Francisco, after vainly en
deavoring to get work in Astoria, and
had sent his familv to a relative up the
valley; but the "homesickness of the
poor woman among strangers, ami un
certain if the future were really dis
tressing. She told the story so oft re
peated, of leaving a comfortable home
to spend their little all in traveling to
get land and live in a milder climate, to
find that distance lent enchantment to
In contrast to this cheerless picture
was a pretty bride who came on board
at one of the landings, attended by a line
specimen of manhood, whose delicate
and devoted attentions to the lady fair,
left no doubt as to the recent assumption
of the hymenial relations. Ah, me ! I
thought, as 1 saw the rosy color in her
cheeks come and go. if life could always
be the same color rtc rose as now, you
would need no paradise beyond
"There's nothing half so sweet
As love's young dream."
To one who studies human nature,
contrasts "from grave to ga' or vice
vena, are perhaps the most interesting,
and nothing is truer than that human
nature is the same everywhere. While
out walking one day in Astoria I noticed
a father leading his little son who was
elegantly dressed in a velveteen suit, a
iaunty cap with tassel, and a tiny ivory
headed cane, everyone had a handshake
and pleav.int word for the little gentle
man, the father seemed proud and the
boy happy. The reverse side appeared
soon alter in a father who was accom
panied by his little son, the latter
shabby, barefooted and crying bitterly.
lIe had evidently "runned away" as tlie
little folk ay. and the parents harh
"dry up" was an unmusical accompani
ment to the patter of the little muddy
feet as he was hurried on without even
tie friendly clasp of a fathers hand.
The officers of the Bonita very oblig
ingly landed on the East Portland side,
which enabled the up-country passen
gers to take the cars for home, an accept
able arrangement to those who feared de
tention over night in Portland. If a
permanent plan lor tne steamer to ar
rive in time for the train, could be
effected, it would certainly meet with
grateful appreciation on the part of
The weather has "faired off' and there
are strong hopes of its continuance un
til after the State Fair, which opens on
the 8th of October.
Mr. James E. Freeman, one of the
early surveyors of this part of the State
is passing a day or two at the Capital J
marking the changes which more than
a score of years have made hereabouts.
Repairing. The steamer Yaruna is
on the beach undergoing necessary re
pairs, but will get off to-day or to-morrow
Up Young's River. The Rip Yan
Winkle made a special trip up Young's
river yesterday for supplies for the new
feed store of Capt J. II. D. Gray.
Personal. Hon. M. P. Deady, Judge
of the United States court for the dis
trict of Oregon, paid Astoria a visit yes
terday. The Hon. gentleman is en
routeto the seaside, and has selected the
very best season of the year for his visit.
In Luck. Mr. D. C. Nelson, formerly
of this city, has been appointed clerk
and book keeper in the commissary
department of the Simcoc Indian reser
vation. He received the appointment
from the agent there, Father Wilbur,
and his salary is -51,200 per annum.
Laror "Would. Yesterday we men
tioned the fact that a Branch of the La
bor World had been organized in Asto
ria. Mr. B. F. Wickham was chosen
president and Mr. J. F. Nowlan secre
tary. The secretary informs us that the
Branch was organized with fifty-eight
charter members. An adjourned meet
ing will be held on Thursday evening
Wall Street Improvements.-Capt.
Irv. Stevens is always making some de
sirable improvement about his premises.
Just now he is engaged on that part of
Wall street in front of his residence,
where he is filling over a new sluice-way
which will conduct the surplus water
on its way to the bosom of the Pacific and
dry up a goose pasture in his back lot.
ssYBrown intends opening a
selifiol at Arrigoni's hotel 1st of
ill also give lessons in music.
cents per week, music $5 per
Lecture to-day at 2:'"0 o'clock, at
Mrs. Dr. Burr's office, four doors west of
Liberty hall. It will be fully illustrated
by models, drawings, wet and dry prep
arations. Admission free.
Ladies' workboxes, a fine assort
ment received per Ajax at Adler's book
store. Neilson's Grand March" u'Gather-
ing Shells by the Sea Shore." and all the
latest songs and sheet music just re
ceived at Cornart s.
You can have any piece of music
you wish without extra charge, by call
ing at Cornart s, Astoria agent for Sher
man & llyde's Music House, San Fran
eiscco. Have you read "the Dance of
Death?" 1 have not. Ilave you one of
"Helen's Babies?" I have not. Have
you ''Other Peoples Children? No!
Then whv the duce don't vou get them ?
All at Adlei's.
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,vill 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 every style,
at L. P. Kichman & Co's.
...Fresh oysters in every style at
Stoves and fall goods for house
keepers in great variety at L. P. Rich
man & Co's.
Mrs. J. W. Munson is prepared to
take a few boarders, with or without
First-class billiard table for sale,
cheap for cash. Impure at the Occident
Mrs. Dr. Burr, Homeopathic phy
sician, has removed to her new residence
four doors from Liberty hall.
Dr. B. R. Freeland has located per
manently in Astoria for the practice of
dentistry. Oilice in Shuster's building,
on Cass street, next door to The Asto
Perfection Stonewall Whisky,
hand-made sour mash; Snow-hill Whfs
ky, lire cooper sweet mash: acknowl
edged from its refined taste and delicacy
of flavor to be beyond comparison the
best in this country, sold at the Astoria
Liquor Store by II. Marx & Co., AYater
-Photographs! The latest styles
taken at Shutter's new gallery, Cass st.,
next to the Astorian office.
JGSTSan Francisco beer, Steilacoom
beer, Astoria beer, bottled beer and En
glish poiter at the Chicago house, Main
street, Astoria. 2?. "Wyman, proprietor.
ph" For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an easy shave, go to Gillopiu at Par
ker House Baths. Hair cutting, sbam
pooning, and dyeing.
STLittle Yan has reestablished
himself at the old corner, refreshed by his,
late journey to the Atlantic slates, and
will a formerly attend to all orders in his
line a;? general jobber.
JSSTThe Capital, on Main near
Squemocqha street, Wm. Appleby pro
prietor, is one of the snuggest and mos-t
quiet places in the cit3 where the public
can get the finest quality of wines, liquora
For Glassware, 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 charge.
CLEARTXG OUT SALE.
The entire stock of B. Hai
be sold at immensely redu
order to clear out balance
to the arrival of new goods
sonallv by Mr. Hamburger
must be sold : prices no objec
be convinced. Lspeciai
called to tne immensely re(
in our dress goods. Is. H.-
Canary Bntns.for sale at Gilles -
pie's, Parker'housc baths.
Direct to Astoria. IIr. M. "Wise
informs the ladies and centlcrncn of As
toria and vicinity that he hu.: opened his
store with a nice aborted stock nl goods,
which he propo.-es to sell at bed-rock pri
ces for ca.-h. Remember the place, oppo
site R. F. Caulield'a Dru: Store.
GitAPiiiTE. If you want a good pen
cil, one that eclipses Faber's best, trv
the Dixon American Graphite, at Cor
nart's. Live Hogs. As a part of the product
of Tillamook county, Messrs. Kinnev
have a fine lot of live hogs at their can
nery for sale.
Auction Sale. B. S. Worsley will
continue the auction sale at Huxfbrd &
LaDow's this evening. Xow is your
chance to get groceries cheap.
LOCAL AND DOMESTIC.
Monticello is picking a big yield
of hops this year. -
The Bee has been stinging Bert
in consequence of his gift enterprise
Cowlitz county is a good place for
immigrants to settle. Young men are
The Cowlitz river is getting
low and navigation i3 difficult
the tide is out.
Our friend E. F. Thompson, at
Freeport, is having a very neat cottage
built and will move into it some time
The Telegram speaks about "re
pairing" the steamboat Restless, at
Gardiner, burned to the water's edge
The Albany Democrat says work
is progressing on the Yaquina bay rail
road in a very satisfactory manner,
grading has been completed one mile
beyond Philomath, and the road bed
has been located several miles beyond
The Bee and Telegram do not be
lieve the Mercury saw a horse pump
its own drinking water. Do you be
lieve that story about the horse and
the bunghole and the barrel Brothers.
There is no longer any doubt but that
Salem horse did pump the water and
quench his thirst.
Bro. Bull: turn your eagle right
side up before it spoils Snide's ad. and
obliterates those shipwrecked mariners
who were placed on board the United
States Frigate Constitution, Capt.
John Percival, by the United States
consul at alparaiso, Chili, June In.
1S1G, to be carried to an American
In 1855 it was the opinion at
Walla Walla that that would be a good
stock country, but as soon ;is the grass
was eaten oft" it was expected that set
tlers would have to abandon the val
ley. How greatly the early pioneers
were mistaken in their estimate is
proven "by the tons and tons of grain
that are now stacked up along the rail
road awaiting shipment.
Uncle Lewis Pettyjohn of Salun
went "down to Labish dairy a few days
ago and killed a bear. He proved to
be quite fat and in fine order for eat
ing. Mr. Pettyjohn passed through
Salem with bruin's hide and a portion
of the meat swung to the cautle of his
saddle in true hunter's style. During
the chase after the bear the dogs star
ted a couple of foxes which were also
killed. They were of the common
Eastern Oregon The Astorian is
doing more for the interests of Eastern
Oregon than any other paper in the State.
If you have a friend or a relative in that
section of this country, send him the pa
per on trial. Only one dollar for four
noME Again. Our valued corres
pondent "Chemeketa" has reached her
Salem home in safety. Another one of
her interesting letters appears in this
issue of the Astorian. Mr. T. P. Powers,
who favored us with two interesting let
ters from California, ajso arrived home
by the Orizaba."
On a stbike The mill inei.and log
gers on the sound have locked horns,
and the logging and lumbering business
has come to a stand-still. Those who
are able to bold their lofrs for :i month or
i Six weeks longer, are confident they will
I hp :ihlf in nhfriiti tlio vocriilnr defile nricft'
j of S5 per thousand.
Wheat Ring. 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 par with wheat,
afloat at San Francisco. Recollect that.
Snip-M aster's Reading Room. 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.
The Pkice of AYtieat. Wheal
ought to be one dollar and fifty cents per
bushel all over the Wallamet valley.
San Francisco pavs frenn 32 to $2 25 per
cental. A cental of wheat is a bushel
and two-thirds of a bushel. neat
afloat at Astoria is always worth as
much as wheat afloat Ylt San Franckeo.
A passenger train on the Union
Pacific railroad was robbed of 75,000
by thirteen masked men east Cheyenne
on the 19th. The railroad company
offer a reward of 5,000 for the arrest
of the thieves.
The Union Pacific railroad express
robbery on the 19th was deliberately
planned. The express company offer
S?o,0U0 for the arrest of the thieves
making the reward 10,000. This is
the first robbery of the kind that ha3
ever occurred on the Unit n Pacific carr.
The loss, of course, falls upon the
Union Pacific express company, an
organization that is a part of the
railroad company. The amount of
coin 75,000 is considered a very large
sum as compared with the average.
It was a shipment from California.
The official bulletin of Gibbon's
last fight with the Indians reflects se
verely on the inhabitants of Montana,
who sustained the murderous Nez
Percez by trading oft provisions for
stock stolen by them from the whites
and thus prolonging their flight and
adding to the danger of pursuit. The
best estimate of their strength gave
them 200 warriors, 100 armed and
equipped. By forced marches Gibbon
came up with the hostiles with a com
mand of 17 officers, 132 men and 34
citizens. The attack was made late in
the night, the Indians being com
pletely surprised ; but a's they immedi
ately sought the bushes for shelter and
poured their volleys into the troops as
the Latter "came into open ground,
they did considerable execution.
However, in twenty minutes the camp
was in possession of the troops. The
Indians being driven out, still shot
with deadly effect at long range. By
a change of base, shelter was obtained
and retaliatory firing was commenced
with equal destruction of Indian life.
The Indians had captured the howitzer
which was coming on under escort
and on mules' "backs, the two privates
who were with it fleeing and leaving
the officers to an unequal fight. Dur
ing the day various strategies were
employed, but it was 11 o'clock at
night before the Indians finally with
drew. On the 11th the dead were
buried. Gen. Howard came up that
day, but too late to render assistance.
Jealousy. Who told the Oregonian
that the auditorium of Reed's opera
house, at Salem, will be changed into i
big sleeping room for fair week, and
that the pla j ers won't get it for shows.
It is not true. John Jack, of Astoria,
has secured Reed's opera house for fair
week, and has a two column ad. in the
Reporter. Guess the Oregonian was jeal
ous, because its manager Bert could n't
play everybody and a fraudulent gift
enterprise at the same time.
"Needs Explanation. A settler
Pacific county, who took up a tract
land, or rather settled upon it in 187.'!,
recently went to 'ew Taeonia to pur
chase his lands of the Northern Pacific
railroad company. He writes to inform
us that the land department magnani
mously offered to sell him the land for
37 00 per acre, cash down, according to
new rules. lie wants to know if there
is any law that compels him to pay
such prices for wild mountain lands,
etc., the only improvements upon which
have been made by him. As we under
stand it, he must now pay the railroad
company for the improvements Con
gress donated his claim to the North
ern Pacific railroad company in the
land grant which they have earned by
building the road from Kalama to Ta
eonia, although it is quite certain that
the building of that branch did not in
the least enhance the value of lands situ
ated where he has made a settlement.
The whole matter needs explanation,
and we hope people will demand s jme
explanation of it from Congress.
The annual exports from Oregon repre
sent an average of three hundred and
eighteen dollars, gold, to every vo'er.
Abundance' of good and cheap govern
ment, milroad, and private lands ui Ore
pon. No land monopolies, a1 in Califor
nia. Variety of timber in Oregon of ex
ceptional excellence for indu.-tnal purpo
is. Oregon has great mineral resources,
especially coal, iron, lead, gold an! silver.
Fine natural water .y.-tem, vat water
power. Oregon waters abound with fish.
fS"Can't you get us a new subscriber
for The Astorian? It would take but a
slight effort on your part to mduce'your
neighbor to subscribe. You will admit
the necessity of sustaining a newspaper
like this in the country, and it is by your
efforts and will that it is to be sustained.
If every one of our subscribers would get
us another the paper would be greatly
benefited and yon would not be injured
nor discommoded in the least. "Will you
try and tend us a new subscriber for the
ensuinir year. Subscriptions may begin
at a:.-5- lime.
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