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SATURDAY Sept. 22, 1S77
Indian War Letter.
. From the special corresponence
of the Standard, dated Sept. 2d,
from the front, Ave collate the fol fel fol
eowing: 1 am now in the great
National park, and should take
rreat pleasure in describing it in
ill its sulphuric splendor, but as
people have already been pretty
considerably lectured on this sub
ject, and as at the present writing
he sublime scenery that surrounds
, beer store, with its odor of
Schweitzer, would be far more en
hanting to me, I hardly feel like
thrusting scientific talk or sul
phates upon an unsuspecting pub
lic. Should any of your readers
want to know anything about the
great "national laboratory" they
will have to get a book and read
On entering the park, we began
picking up half-starved and ragged
-white men, who had escaped from
the Nez Forces. A party of seven
men and two women, the latter by
name Mrs. Cowan and Ida Carpen
ter, from Kadersburg, Montana,
were captured on the -4th ult., all
the men getting away after being
taken twelve of fourteen miles;
the women being taken to the Yel
lowstone river, where they were
secretly liberated by the new chief
Yesterday, a discharged soldier
from the 2d cavalry, named Irwin,
came into camp, having just es
caped from the hostilcs. He re
ports that the Indians are not forty
miles away from us, having been
lost for several days in the pine
forests. There are two hundred
and sixteen lighting bucks in the
hostile camp, besides the boys and
squaws, who use ajuns at time of bat
tle, all of whom have four or more
horses. Joseph of the "Wallowa
valley has evidently been supplan
ted as chief, Irwin saying that he
sits quietly around, speaking to no
one, poorly clad, and taking part
in the menial work ascribed to
squaws, such as packing mules and
building iires. The new chief
looks like a half-breed, and is called
by some, Joe Hale, and by others,
Poker Joe. He is a Nez Perce
who has lived east of the Lole trail
for 3'ears, and is well known about
Virginia city and Bozeman, in fact
he sent word by Irwin to a man
named Kennedy to look after a
house and lot of his at the latter
place. He has been uniformly
kind to captives, and it is owing
entirely to his influence and kindly
sacro-estions that so many of them
Just before Irwin escaped from
them four Nez Perces had been
sent to the Crow reservation to
endeavor to induce that nation to
join them in the war against the
whites. Poker Joe told Irwin that
if they could only draw the Crows
into the fight they would annihilate
the soldiers and get "heaps things,"
but if, on the contrary, these old
allies would refuse to don red
paint, then his plans were even
unknown to himself.
At present, among the Nez Per
ces, a captive, is an old man named
John Shively, a miner who has
prospected all over the Pacific
coast, and is said to have a great
many friends there. He is retained
by the hostiles as a guide, and is
watched very closely. He was
very anxious that his name be pub
lished and some efforts made to re
As for ourselves, we are plodd
ing along like the weary plowman,
trying by small marches of fifteen
miles a day to effect a union be
tween ourselves and the supply
train, which is a day or so behind
us. The poor management of our
supplies so manifest while under
the charge of Col. Weeks on the
other side of the Lolo trail, has be
gun to re-manifest itself, but in
this case we can blame no one ex-
cept General Howard, whose ener
gy and desire to catch the Indians
makes him forget all about such
insignificant affairs as clothins; and
At present it looks very much
as if we -would be kept on the
plains all winter, unless some of
the department commanders help
us by heading off our game. Sher
man has telegraphed us to keep on
after them until the end and we
intend to do it. "We will come
home by the Pacific railroad and
Joseph P. Hale.
Joseph P. Hale, the man who owned
the xnano factory lately destroyed in
New York, together with a hundred
lives, by fire, turns out to he a fine
scoundrel. His business was coun
terfeiting pianos and loaning money
at usurious rates. A correspondent
You do not appreciate, possibly, the
extent of this bogus piano forte curse,
but there are thousands who have felt
it keenlv. 1 have had a poor widow
come to my office to thank me for ex
posing Hale. She was a music teach
er, and had saved up 000 in nine
years. "With that sum she was swin
dled into buying one of his pianofortes
and it became worthless on her hands
in four weeks. She cried bitterly as
she told me about it.
Hale is uneducated, but has re
markable natural ability. His per
sonal habits are irreproachable, as he
never drinks, never smokes, and is of
the few professors in the Methodist
church who do not hide their religious
light under a bushel. There are those
who doubt his being so very wealthy
:is he is commonly reputed, but un
questionably he is rich. Piano-forte
making is less his business than money
lending is, indeed, rather a conven
ient cover, enabling him to get good
information for use in that latter line.
He is known as a borrower as well as
a lender, but his thrifty way is to
boriow at 6, 7, and 8 per cent., to
loan again at 1G, 17, and 18 per cent.
A certain well known manufacturer,
not very long since, paid him 2h per
cent, per month for a time, on a con
siderable amount, and suffered still
more in spirit, if not m pocket, from
the old man's irarrulouslv telling all
about town of the transaction. This
year has hit Hale hard. He is said
to have lost 47,000 by the recent
failure of Yon Minden, his general
agent; $25,000 by the failure of Red
field, a Texas agent; $20,000 by the
failure of Shaw, an auctioneer in Mon
treal, who tried there to rush the bo
gus "Thaiberg" piano-forte upon the
Canadian market; and several thous
ands more by smaller failures, prob
ably in all fully $100,000, of which he
will not be likely to get back more
than a small percentage, and that
after long waiting. His actual loss
bv fire has been heavy. He had in
the factory on the day of its destruct
ion, about 2,500 piano-fortes, finished
or in process of construction, a fair
average walue of which might be, at
$G0 each, a total of 8150,000. The
factoiy itself, with all the machinery
which it contained, may fairly be set
down at 100,000. The indirect dam
age to his trade by the time that must
elapse before he can put any more of
his manufactured goods upon the mar
ket, during which he must lose a cer
tain portion ot his customers, may be
estimated at about 50,000. In all,
the tire has hurt him to the extent of
300,000, or very nearly that amount,
against which he has only to set about
55,000, so far as is known, of insur
ance in companies, some of which at
least, will hardly pay him dollar for
dollar without a struggle.
Another Fraud. Believing it
to be the duty of the press to ex
pose frauds and thus prevent the
practice of impositions upon the
public, we publish the following
from a letter from Clackamas
ceunty: "I desire to warn your
readers against a man who is trav
eling through the country selling
the right to make, use and sell
TV "niiiMill'c Vnirniiirr fluid ' TTft
jri. jxi v Q
claims to furnish a receipt for the
manufacture of an article superior
in every particular to the best
brands of coal or kerosene oil, and
also claims that his fluid will not
cost more than one-half as much as
common oil. He further claims
that the fluid or oil is entirely
harmless and will not explode. At
this place we proposed to take the
right of him and give security for
the payment of the required
amount, if it was as represented
when made, at the end of a week,
it taking that long to manufacture
the article by his receipt; this he
refused. "We then offered to take
the right and receipt of him and I
let him guarantee his work, giving
security; this he also refused. We
found, in experimenting, that it
generates gas very rapidly and
will ignite from a lighted match
held more than an inch away from
the oil. Look out for him and his
oil and try it well before investing.
If it is good, let him guarantee it;
if not, let it be condemned before
he causes mischief."
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tdis will plesef come
and settla tfir ac
otherse,f t will be
nEEFDELSOBJ & BR0.
nbove stun will be paid bv the nn-
doKjciu'd for vidiMK'o which will convict any
satjn kivpoj in Astoria of .selling liquor or
bei1 to minors.
1). C. IRELAND, Mayor.
J&tori.i. Oregon, Sept. 27, 1S77.
GEORGE W. GSRART,
Is constantly receiving a large invoice of
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL
OF ALL DESCRIPTION. ALSO
Books, Stationery, Willow Ware,
and Bird Cages.
ALSO FIXE IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC
J sawcf amsumstat JJ rerrrrmrwn i,j J
All the Iicailins: Xewsnancra.,
Xovcls ami Magazines Con
stantly on Hand.
Agent for Sherman fc Hydo's Music IIouso,
North .side of Chenanms street, between Ca.ss
and Main - - - Astouia, Okkcox.
The co-partnership heretofore existing
under the firm name of Classen &l)aviseourt,
Astoiia, Oregon, is by mutual consent dis
solved. The undcrsiinuMl will continue the
business as heretofore, at the Astoria Deer
Hall, and settle all bills.
Astoria, Oregon, Sept. 17, 1877 8i)-yv
BUY aroa'E BUT THE
For sale at the
CITY BOOK STORE.
J. H. D. GRAY,
"Wholesale and retail dealeriin.
FLOUR, FEED, OATS, HAY,
STRAW, WOOI, etc.,
Also wholesale dealer in
Shoalwater Bay OYSTERS,
Received fresh from the lied four times a
week. On the wharf foot of Benton street,
Boot & shoE
Corner of Cass and Squemocqha streets.
FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL MY
LARGE STOCK OF
Mens', Boys', Ladies', Miss
es and Children's
BOOTS AND SHOES
At a considerable reduction from
-previous prices, many kinds
C.J. SMITH. Prop.
tl' tj 3 9fe 8 1 B 8 1 BSM&'tt.3SS&EH
" v nnfe5r2ss
T ATHS, BATHS,
Hot, Cold I Shower KBgk&P
Steam and J2s2&5
Occident Hotel Shaving Saloon,
NlEDERAUKU .t UxiLKXHART,
ttir Special attention paid to LADIES' and
CHILDREN'S HAIR CUTTING
rtr Private Entrance for LatlicsfK
J. It. Sl'Rl'l'VKIi.
Late of Corvallis.
C. H. STOCKTON.
Late of Kalania.
SHEPPARD & STOCKTON.
HOUSE, SIGN. CARRIAGE. AND ORNA
GRAINING ASi-scr.ii.TY. KALS0M1NING,
MARBLING A7iD GLAZING
done to order with neatness and dispatch
xTLcavo your orders at the NEW SHOP,
on Main street, Astoria, Oregon.
"WHICH WILL RE SOIT) A? LOW AS
ANY HOUSE IN OREGON.
RAIN & FERGUSON,
And Dealer in
ai.so iMroirn:.: of
CARPETS. OIL CLOTHS. "WALL
PAPER, SHADES, etc.
2rAll kinds of repairing promptly at
tenden to, and furniture made to order.
drA full line of picture mouldings and
frames, brackets, window cornices, etc.
w-Eull stock and lowest prices, coiner of
Squemocqha and Main street, Astoria,
F. S. MEADE,
Dealer in Gentw Fine Furnishing
CIIKXAMUS ST., - - ASTOKIA.01JEGOX
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
WEST SHORE MILLS.
CON COM LY
A of nrio Ornrrnn
J. C. TRULLTjSGER, - - Proprietor.
of tho abovo Mill
Is now prepared to fill all orders, largo and
small, for ovcry kind of
On satisfactory terms.
Lime, Brick, Sand
J2L3DL& LAT3BC; ALSO
AS CHEAP AS CAN BE
LAMED IN ASTOEIA.
Can be had in any quantity at my
CS"Agent for sale of San Juan Lime.
E. C. HOLDEN.
HOLDEN & LAUGHERY,
UPHOLSTERERS AXI) FURNI
At tho old stand-HOLDEN'S AUCTION
ROOMS on Chenamus street
All kind3 of upholstery and cabinet work dono
to ordor. Manufacturers of
Lounges, Spring Beds,
Of any sizo and quality.
Picture Frames and Furniture Manufac
tured or Repaired by Experienced
3Second hand Furniture bought and sold. I
T". ' .
' AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT
CHEXAMUS ST. ASTORIA. OREGON.
Consignments respectfully solicited, bills col
lected and returns promptly made.
Regular Sales Day. Saturday,
Refer by permission to
U. S. WRIGHT.
WARREX & McGUIUK
JIox. J. Q. A. BOW LB Y
A. VAN DVSL'.W
E. C.'lffOIjDEX. Auctioneer.
"O S. YVOKSLEY.
AUCTION & COMMISSION MERCHANT.
Cilice, on Main street opposite Washingto
From 7 to 0 o'clock P. M.
Regular Sales Day,
Sniurclay. n 1 O'CioclcA. 31.
Will purchase and soil real cs-tatc, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Diagrams and terms to bo had on application
to the Auctioneer. D, S. WOKSLLY
HOTELS AXD RESTAURANTS.
Cor. Squemoeqlia anil Lafayette Streets,
npms house haying been
JL newly re-painted and furnished
throughout is now open to the accommoda
tion of the public.
J35" The hffuse being in new hands now
can guarantee satisfaction.
Iloanl and Xotlain?: er IVcelc...
XSonril icr Week
MES. M. E. TUKNER, Proprietress.
Private Lodging House,,
Mrs. J. W. MUNS0N, Proprietress.
CHEXAMUS ST., ASTORIA.
Choice Rooms (famished) to 1st bv
the Month, Day or Week, at
tfSTThis is a nevr, hard finished house, in a
quiet locality, on the 2d block below the Cus-tom-houso;
it is nil nowly furnished, and hsis
been built rut and mouse proof.
Apply at tho suinll house next door. Xone
but respectable persons need apply.
A. J. MEGLEU, C. S. WRIGHT,
The Proprietors aro happy to announce tim
tho abovo Hotel has been
Repainted and Refurnished,
Adding greatly to tho comfort of its guests
IS tfOTV THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
It. H. CARD WELL. C. II. PERKINS
Farlier House Hotel,
Corner Main and Concomly streets,
Car dwell & Porlrins, Proprietors.
rrWIS IS THE LARGEST HOTEL IN AS
X toria, now and now furniture, furnished
in first class stylo.
Tho tablo will bo supplied with the best tho
market affords. Accomodations to suit tho
times, from SI 25 to S2o0 per day.
Steamers and sail boats leave the wharves
and slips near tho Hotel, daily for Fort Ste
vens, Fort Canby, Skipanon, Fort Clatsop
Set. Side, Ocean Beach, Knappton, Chinook,
Unity, Oysterville and othor places of resort
in this vicinity.
JKrhoro aro now five lanre salmon can
neries in Astoria, which emploj
sons in tho various branches of
making Astoria as it now is, a po
to visitors, independent of its coo
WATER STREET ROA.
Opposite Oregon Steam Xavigat
Tho abovo new Restaurant
from andaftor to-morrow, Su
Oregon City Brewe
ic. Humrmsi. & bro,
On tho roadway, opposite 0.
Besides tho colobrated Ore1
will keep constantly on hand '
finest Wines, Liquors and Ci
salo and retail.
Orders promptly filled and?
anteed. Boer fivo cents a gl
And Bottled Bee
MAIN STREET, A?
The Best Quality Lager Beerr
FIVE CENTS A GLASS.
t3 Tho patTonago of tho public is respect
fully solicited. Orders for Lager, or Bottled
Beer, in any quantity, promptly filled.
,isas rce Lunch day and night
y Demand that bills berende
promptly, and to do it nteely. set your Id
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