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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, September 27, 1877.
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ISSUED EVERY MORNING,
C. IRELAND : : PUBLISHER.
Astorian Building, Cass Street.
Terms of Subscription :
erved by Carrier, per week .25 Cents
Sent by mail, four months S3 00
Sent by mail, cno year. - 9 00
Free of Postage to Subscribers.
3T Advertisements inserted by the year at
the rate of Slot) per square per month.
Trunpient 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 wo shall feel
obliged to any who make such changes if they
will report the same to this office. Otherwise
we shall not bo responsible for failures of tho
carrier to deliver tho paper promptly and
regularly to them.
AiutivED Below. The Webfoot, on
Changed Off. The California will
make a trip to 'Frisco with wheat before
returning to Alaska.
The Santa Clara. This ship is in
command of Capt Tobey, who brought
up the Pactolus on her former voyage.
Reported Safe. The sloop Twi
light, formerly of this port, which was
supposed to be lost on the passage from
Townsend to San Juan is reported to be
safe in San Juan harbor.
Brisk Trade. Portland is just at
present enjoying a very lively trade
along shore. The Abeona arrived a few
days ago with a cargo consisting of pea
nuts, etc., from Honolulu. The price of
real estate seems to have advanced 37K
ler cent instantly.
Sh it-master'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.
Y Complimentary. The following
compliment deservedly due to the edi
tor of the The Astorian, is copied by
permission from a letter of Messrs.
Goodall, Perkins & Co., general agents
of the Pacific Coast Steamship companv
to the Astoria agent, Capt J. G. Hustler:
4,We notice that our steamers are not
regularly advertised in the paper pub
lished i n your city. We wish you would
have it inserted, and have it changed
from time to time as the movement of
the steamers may require. We know of
no gentleman more worthy of patronage
than Mr. Ireland, the editor and pub
lisher of The Astorian, for certainly
he is a gentleman of energy and ability,
and no one has done more to advance
the prosperity of your good city, and the
State of Oregon than he has done.'
The Steam Fire Engine. The
steam fire engine was landed at Astoria
from the Ancon, free of expense from
San Francisco to this city. This, we
think, is really a courtesy on the part of
the Pacific Coast line of steamships,
Messrs. Goodall, Perkins & Co., worthy
of public acknowledgment In a letter
to Capt J. G. H ustler, agent at As
toria Messrs. Goodal, Perkins & Co.
say: "We forward to-day by Ancon a
steam fire engine which we understand
is for the use of your city. If that is so
we wish to make no charge for the
freight from San Francisco to Astoria,
but present it to the fire company with
our compliments and the wish that the
boys' may have lots of fun with the
machine,' and that its presence in your
city will be sufficient to guard your good
people from the ravages of the devour
The Scrap Book. Every one who
takes a newspaper which he in the least
degree appreciates, will often regret to
see any one number thrown aside for
waste paper which contains some inter
esting and important articles. A good
way to preserve these is by the use of a
scrap book. One who has never been
accustomed thus to preserve short arti
,, cles can hardly estimate the pleasure it
affords to sit down and turn over the
pleasant, familiar pages. Here apiece
of poetry meet3 the eye, which vou
would long since have lost had it not
been for your scrap book. There is a
witty anecdote; it does vou good to
laugh over it yet, though for the twen
tieth time. !Next is a valuable recipe
you had almost forgotten, and which you
found just in time to save much per
plexity. There is a sweet little story,
the memory of which has cheered and
encouraged you when almost ready to
despair under the pressure of life's cares.
Indeed, you can hardly take up a single
paper without re-perusing. Then hoard
with care the precious gems and see at
the end of the year what a rich treasure
you will have accumulated.
Compliment to Capt. Connor
At a meeting of the passengers upon
the steamship Geo. W. Elder, on her
voyage reaching San Francisco, Sept.
21st Capt J. C. Ainsworth having been
called to the chair, and Prof. G. JJ. Col
lier appointed secretary. Senator L. F.
Grover, Representative R. Williams, Col.
John M. Wilson, U. S. A., Mr. II. Thiel
son and Mr. J. E. Freeman were ap
pointed a committee on resolutions.
The committee reported the following
which were unanimously adepted:
Whereas, During our recent voyage
to San Francisco, we have received the
utmost courtesy and attention from
Capt Francis Connor and the officers of
his ship ; we desire to bear testimony to
the perfect discipline on board the
sleamer Elder, the comfort and cleanli
ness of the ship, the excellence of the
table and the energy and faithful atten
tion to duty of Capt. Connor, the dis
tinguished and able officer who has so
long and energetically commanded a
ship upon this coast, and who, by such
service has won the esteem and confi
dence of the traveling public, and the
position of Commodore of the line, to
which he is justly entitled by his capaci
ty, integrity and nigh ability: therefore,
Bcsolvcd, That we tender our sincere
thanks to Capt Connor and the officers
of his ship for a delightful trip, and we
recommend the Elder to the traveling
public as a vessel that fulfils all the re
quirements for speed, comfort and safety
J. C. Ainsworth, Chairman.
G. II. Collier, Secretory.
Tontine. The word "tontine" is said
to have been derived from the name of
the inventor, Lorenzo Tonti, a native of
Naples, who originated the scheme first
adopted in 1653 m France. We presume
that the system came to us from France
along with various other customs and
principles common to us and our "lively
neighbors." The subscribers were di
vided into ten classes according to their
ages, or were allowed to appoint nomi
nees who were so divided, and a pro
portionate annuity being assigned to
each class, those who lived the longest
had the benefit of their survivorship, by
the whole annuity being divided among
the diminished number. Several re
markable cases of survival are on record,
one in particular, in which the member
ship was less than ten individuals, all of
whom, with a solitary exception, died
within a few years from the commence
ment, leaving the survivor an enormous
Forty Dollars. The daily Oregon
ian of September 14th, has the follow
ing : "Just prior to the departure of the
steamers Ajax and Orizaba from Astoria
for San Francisco last Tuesday, a very
slight collision occurred. As the Orizaba
was swinging out from the wharf she
bruised the Ajax. Fortunately, the
damage was not worth mentioning, al
though it was a case of 'it might nave
been. " Referring to the above item, it
may be interesting to mention, for the
purpose of showing the good feeling
manifested by the Oregon Steamship
company toward our Home Coast
Steamship company, that the Captain of
the Ajax presented a bill for 15,000.
The board of surveyors appointed by the
two companies awarded 4400, which al
lowance paid for double time in repair
ing the supposed injury. Comment is
The above from the Alta California of
the 21st, is correct except as to the item
of damages awarded, which it has
placed four thousand three hundred and
sixty dollars too steep. The sum of
damages awarded came within fourteen
thousand nine hundred and sixty dol
lars of Capt Mackie's estimate, to-wit:
that is to say, forty dollars, exactly.
The anniversary of the capture of
a cannon from the British frigate
Nymph in 1814 was celebrated at
Rockport, Massachusetts, on the 8th.
and the identical gun exhibited
front of the town hall.
The Treasury Department have
decided that, in invoices of merchan
dise presented to the United States
Consuls in China, the American trade
dollar and the Hongkong silver dollar
are to be considered as of the same
value as the gold dollar of the United
The olive tree, like the orange
and lemon, is readily grown in Cali
fornia. Heretofore it has been culti
vated more for its foliage than any
thing else, and its fruit has been al
lowed to wither and go to waste.
Within a year parties have been utiliz
ing the fruit by manufacturing it into
oil. Some of this oil has been put
into the market and it has found a
ready sale. It is of a bright, rich
color, and, if not equal to tho pure im
ported Lucca od, it is superior to most
of the olive oil sold,'
Large assortment of Autograph
and Photograph albums, as well as a fine
assortment of Papeterie, just received at
Adler's book store.
...."Another Humbug," "The Daiue
of Life," "That Wife of Mine," and
'That Husband of Mine," now in press;
be received in a few days at Adler's,
next to the White House.
The latest styles of men's hats can
be found at Hamburger's.
Cashmere, silks, empress cloths,
Tamise cloths, alpacas; all latest shades,
with fringes and buttons to match, at
....The largest and latest styles of
dress goods and waterproofs can only be
found at B. Hamburger's. Don't fail to
inspect them and depend unon it, prices
extremely low. See advertisement.
We have received an immense and
nice assortment of ladies' and child's
knit cloaks, saques, nubias, hoods, nice
goods and cheap at Hamburger's, Main
sfreet, above Chenamus. See advertise
ment Persons renuirincr furnished rooms
can be accommodated at Mrs. Munson's
new lodging house.
Mrs. H. A. Derby has iustreoeived
some new trimmed hats by the last
Miss Brown intends opening a
Srivate school at Arrigoni's hotel 1st of
ctober. Will also give lessons in music.
Terms, 50 cents per week, music S5 per
A full stock of the finest Parlor
Stoves and Heaters, for wood or coal,
will be sold cheaper than the cheapest
by Jackins & Hawes.
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
tnat 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. Richman & Co's.
...Fresh oysters in every style at
Single men feel like marrying
when they see the Diamond range at L.
P. Richman & Co's.
First-class billiard table for sale,
cheap for cash. Inquire at the Occident
hotel, Astoria. "
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. Office in Shuster's building,
on Cass street, next door to The Asto
Perfection Stonewall Whisky,
hand-made sour mash : Snow-hill Whis
ky, fire cooper sweet mash; acknowl
edged from its refined taste and delicacv
of llavor to be beyond comparison the
best in this country, sold at the Astoria
street roadway. '
;22rPhotographs! The latest styles
taken at Shuster's new gallery, Cass si.,
next to the Astorian office.
J6Sr"San Francisco beer, Steilacoom
beer, Astoria beer, bottled beer and En
glish porter at the Chicago house, Main
street, Astoria. 25. "Wy man, proprietor.
33 For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an casy shave, go to Gillespie at Par
ker House Baths. Hair cutting, sbam
pooning, and dyeing.
J&?Little Van has reestablished
himself at the old corner, refreshed by his
late journey to the Atlantic states, and
vill as formerly attend to all orders in his
line as general jobber.
I The Capital, on Main near
Squemocqha street, "Wm. Appleby pro
prietor, is one of the snuggest and mot
quiet places in the city, where the public
can get the finest quality of wines, liquors
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
sens cneap tor casn.
free of charge.
Direct to Astoria. Mr. M. Wise
informs the ladies and gentlemen of As
toria and vicinity that he has opened his '
siore witn a nice assorted stock ot goods
which he proposes to sell at bed-rock pri
ces for cash. Remember the place, oppo
site R. F. Cauficld's Drug Store.
j-The Salem Statesman expresses
vu Titno iv mc wwiii ill cuts 1IJI1UWIU!
extract: "We have tmmVihod birth0
AMK TTW.n.f- il)n 1, r.n;nl tn l. rt.
marriage and death notices, free of charge, sent up a shout. The favored few who
and shall continue to do so, provided they Wfcrft o,imiTPfi to thp chamber enioved
are furnished us for publication. "When Were aaimtlea to tne cnamoer enjoyeu
such notices are not furnished, we take it a more entertaining treat, being car
for granted that thrfr publication is not ried back by Tweed's reminiscences of
desired. It seem enough Tor us to give the . , . ,. , ,
space in our colums without being com-' tne time 'm which iBaac y. jpowier
pelled to wear out boot leather in search vr-.is lured on to hia ruin, the time
of the items, Wo freqwntiy hwir of, , ... , , . ,,
marriage, deaths, etc.. but as Jhe purtfc- when republicans and democrats joined
jmin m a i:ui lUililMMU U?, wc CUIIIlUb L)UO
lish thet-atne, and in some instances arUi3
takaoffence because of their non-appear-
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
It is estimated that the total harvest
of wheat in Minnesota this year will
measure 31,000,000 bushels, and that
25,000,000 bushels, will be spared for
exportation to consumers outside of
the state. The total yield last year
did not exceed 18,000,000 bushels.
Fifty young barbers Tecently left
Copenhagen for Russia, where they are
appointed medical assistants. Every
barber in Denmark has to pass an ex
amination m tne elements or surgery.
They were accompanied by a score of
working butchers who are also to be
attached to the Russian army.
In France, not long ago, a man
was tried for murder. He was found
guilty and condemned, and in the
usual course the jurors were applied to
to sign the petition for a commutation
of his sentence. One of them did so,
with this postcript, "on condition that
he hangs himself."
The eruption of Cotopaxi, which
occurred June 26th, was terrible in
its destructiveness. Floods of water
and showers of cinders poured from
the craters, submerging the country
around and darkening the sky. The
loss of life is reported at 1,000, but
the damage to property has not been
Two boys recently attempted to
climb to the top of a cliff on which the
Point Lobus Telegraph is stationed,
near San Francisco, and found them
selves in a position from which they
dared neither ascend nor descend.
They remained on their lofty perch alj
night, and in the morning were res
cued -by rope ladders let down from
The little kingdom of Corea in
Asia, is afflicted with a terrible fam
ine similar to that in Inda, and like it,
is attributable to a failure of crops.
In addition to the horrors of starva
tion, the plague has broken out and
the people are dying off rapidly. And
as if this wasn't enough, the people
have rebelled against the authorities
because relief was not furnished them,
and the unhappy country is now suf
fering from the combined horrors of
plague, famine and civil war.
A Sacramento paper in noticing
the circumstance that greenbacks are
but three per cent, below gold, asks
very pertinently, "Why not bring
them to par by accepting them for
customs ?" The affairs of the coun
try are now in such a state that paper
could be made equal in value to gold,
with but little difficulty. There isbut
one disturbing element, and that is
the unsettled question relative to sil
ver coin. If silver coin were made
equal in value to gold coin,resumption
would take place almost without fur
They had a show in the City Hall
Park. New York, recently. It
j the coacl that bore Tweed from Lud
low street jail down to the City Hall,
to be examined in the Alderman's
chamber. The coach was surrounded
by a gaping multitude of idlers who
contemplated it for hours; and when
Tweed reappeared, after his examina
tion before the Aldermen, and the
j vehicle had the additional attraction
r IV. 11 1 iV
i or the old rm5 msi(le the
hands to rob the public and make di
vision of the spoils. Mr. Tweed's tes
timony reads like a ruaianofy
LOCAL AND DOMESTIC.
John Jack's troup wiU play at
Dalles, to night and to morrow.
An Indian at Muckilteo is said to
have caught 7,000 salmon last week.
Sheep-raisers in Douglass county are
losing numbers from their bands by
Lane county has between 300 and
400 acres of land devoted to the culti
vation of hops.
An ox is to be taken from The
Dalles to the State Fair that measures
nineteen hands high and weighs 3,500 .
Major M. P. Berry is still lying
seriously ill in the Sisters hospital at
victoria with little probability of his
We understand that Major Berry
has been superceded as Collector, of
Internal Revenue at Sitka, but are
unable to say who has been appointed.
We regret to announce the serious
illness of Dr. A. M. Belt, of Salem.
He is suffering from congestion of the
liver, but is reported better.
One hundrechmd fifty" Warm Spring
Indians arrived in Eugene City the
first of last week, and were soon enga
ged by the different owners of the hop
Mrs. Holton, of Marshfield, Coos
county, gave birth to triplets, all girls,
on the 14th uist. They weighed re
spectively, 8, 7and(H.
The stallion, Black Prince, owned
by Joseph Beezley of Hay creek,
Wasco county, died a few days since.
He was valued at 1,000.
Hon. John Kelley has resigned
his position as member of the Repub
lican State Central committee for Lane
county, and Mr. C. W. Washburne
has been appointed to fill the vacancy
caused by such resignation.
-3tt is said that California capi
talists are negotiating for the pur
chase of '50,000 acres of land on
the lower Frazer to plant a colony
of Californians thereon. The
ground is very rich and taxation
There are now stored, says the
Rosebnrg Plaindealer, in the ware
houses at the depot about 150,000
bushels of grain, and a large quantity
has been shipped, and more coming
in. The warehouses have not room
for it all, and cars cannot be had to
ship it below.
Jackson & Myers are meeting with
flattering success in their new enter
prize at Muckilteo, having caught
11,000 fish in two days, and the run
continues immense. The fish taken
now are known as silversides, beauti
ful in appearance, and of .the finest
flavor. They are all taken by Jipok,
and none seine, and catchers are In
The. Man Who Stops His Pper.
Philip Gilbert Hamerton, in .his, ad
mirable paper on "Intellectual Life,"
thus talks to the man who "stopped
his paper: " "Newspapers are to, the
civilized world what the daily lippse
talk is to the members of the family
they keep our daily interest in each
other, they save us from the evil of
isolation. To live as a member of tl e
great white race tha has filled Europe
and America and colonized or conquer
ed whatever territory it has been pleas
ed to occupy; to,, share from day to
day its thoughts, its cares, its inspira-.
tions, it is necessary that every man
should read his paper. Why are ihe
French peasants, so bewildered at sea1?
It is because they never read a newsr
paper. And why are fche inhabitants
of the United States, though scattered
over a territory fourteen tiniea tne
area ot France, so much more capable
of concerted action, so nujen more
aiive and modern, so xuuch more
interested in new discoveries of all
kinds, and capable, of selecting and
utilizing the best of them It is be
cause the newspapers penetrate every
where, and even the lonely dweller on
the prairie or in the forest is no intel-
J lectually isolate from the great cur
rents or puonc nro wnicn now through,
the telegraph and press, ,
Canity BiD9. for sale at.
pic,.-1 ?iv?t house batbu.