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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, October 6, 1877.
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ISSUED EVERY MORNING,
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Aitorian JJitiiditig, CVmw Siroci.
Tams of Subscription :
?enrod by Cariicr, per week 25 Coni
ot by mail, four montb- - $3 'Ml
Sent by mail, cne ycsir. - v y W
l'lu of lo-tage to .Sub-ciibois.
Will do Ur. Capt. Tobey has deci
cided tluit the splendid new .ship Santa
Clara, which he is in command of. shall-!
go to Portland.
Di-K and Dj:w-Hi:ois. The potaloe
shower due this fall came bountifully.
In fart it has n't let up yet. and Xasby
says he cannot tell when it will.it is un
ASTORIA FIRS DEPARTMENT.
tW Advertisements insert cl by the year at J :
.1C raic i i jut titnru ji mnui.
Transient adveiti-ins:. b the day or week
fifty cent? per siu:ti e for each insei Lion.
To City Subscribers.
Tli ore arc such frequent clumpc3 in the resi
dence of ourcitv nations that we s-Iinll fool
vbiixod to any wJiu make such clningc if they
will ioKrt the same to thisotlice. Otherwise
we ohall not bo rejon-ibb for failures of the
canier to deliver the paper promptly and
icjpilarly to them.
1Ji:ady ron Si:a. The Palawan. Riv
t Indus, and Candida.
Dee Days. A man might easily im
agine that it was dog-days at Astoria, to
see the number and grade of canines
at large minus tag and collar. Who
pars tiieuog-iax. any now; aim wnai s
the matter with the law
1K5AXK. Pilot Snow, who is um
plmtieally one f tho bet pilots on the
river, brought the Eskbank safe into
port from the land of sand bars yester
day. .Safe von CoLi'.Mr.iA CorxTY Yes
terday Judge Dean Blanchard, of Col
umbia county, purchased a line Hall's
safe of Y. C. 1 1 olden & Co.. of this city,
for the use of that county.
Peaches. We are indebted to Mr.
llassell, of the Tracy & llas-ell farm, on
Young's river, for a line lot of peaches,
grown iijion their farm, from a tree that
has yielded fruit every season for twenty-one
C.ooi) Templar. This order is de
serving of much commendation, both
sexes working indefatigably to add to
the number of their lodge. Evidently
they are in earnest ami are doitig much
good work. We notice that committee
to investigate the respectability of names
proposed are certainly on the aleit and
do their duties most systenmtieally. Jts
a labor deserving of encouragement and
aid fronmill goea citizens.
One Thing Needful. Why is it
that some body does not start a spelling
school or something of the kind, both
amusing and instructive, to entrap young
men who come here prospecting, and
anxious to locate'? Many a gentlemen
has visiteoVthis place within the past two
months wno is worthy of all encourage
i ment, but finding the community, social-
ly speaking, offering no inducements to
! pass a pleasant evening, has drifted up
to Portland to meet more disappoint
ment, and finally go home with the idea
(that Oregonians do not oiler much en
couragement to the stranger. n.
J. II. 1). (J1IAY
..1st Ast Engineer
..lid Asst Engineer
BOARD OF DELEGATES.--Kcgular meet
ing second Thursday in each month.
The Walla Walla Railroad.
Officers. P. J. Taylor, President;
Ed. D. Curtis, Secretary: Brenham Van
Delegates. Chas. S. Wright. Wm.
Chance. I. W. Case. Astoria Enylnc Co.
No. 1. V. J. Taylor. G. W. Fulton. Bren
ham Van Dusen. Alert Uoel: and Lad
der Co. Xo. 1. C. 1 1. Stockton. .J. Supre
nant. X. Clinton, Rescue Enable Co.Xo.
ASTORIA EXGIXE COMPAXY Xo. 1.
Hcgular meeting second Tuesday in each
The Future of Oregon.
Officers. A. VanDusen. President:
II. X. Carnahan, Secretary: C. A. Mc
Cuire.Treasurer ; John Burke. Foreman :
Peter Wilhelm. Istasst. Foreman ; Henry
Miller, -d asst. Foreman.
ALERT HOOK AXD LADDER CO. Xo.l
llctmlar meeting second Monday in each
Officers. Frank J. Taylor, Presi
dent: J. O. Bo.orth, Secretary; 15. Van
Dusen, Treasurer; A. P. Anderson.Fore
man; Ed D. Curtis. Istasst. Foreman;
J. W. Gearhart. Jd asst. Foreman.
Bkj.l liixni:i:s. The bell ringers ar
rived in Astoria yesterday, and notwith
standing the inclemency of the weather
-paraded the streets and gave us a tune.'
They were bovines. headed for Warren
& McGuire's slaughter yaul. and came
ion a scow from Clatsop, t
. Xj:w Comi:u. Dr. F. P. Hicks, dent
ist, arrived in our city day before yesler
cay.and proceeded to business yesteiday.
3Ir. Hicks is a wide awake, skillful op
orator, and proposes to keep pace
with the times. His name was enrolled
upon the list-of Daily Astorian subscrib
ers before he liad been in the city 24
XirvvExGixasllorsi:. There has been
a deal of talk about a new engine house
i for Rescue company's .steamer. Yester
day the boys took the matter in hand for
Making Room. Yesterday onr wor
thy city treasurer, uncle David lngalls.
was engaged in cutting down a beauti
ful pear tree, a tree that has flourished
for years on Cass street, and been admir-
i ed by visitors to this city nearly every
autumn, when they have observed blos
soms, and growing fruit, and ripening
fruit, and fruit that was ripe, all at the
same time upon its branches. When re
monstrance was proposed against its des
truction the argument to offset it was
that fruit is abundant and cheap,while
land for building purposes is scarce and
high.' How true to life: it reminded us
of the fate of Horace Greeley, and very
many other good men in America who
have been rooted out, and life destroyed
in their prime just as that pear tree was
RESCUE EXGTXE COVPAXY Xo.2.
Kegu'ar meeting first Thursday in each
Offickks. J. D. Merriman. Presi
dent; G. F. Parker, Secretary: E. R.
II awes. Treasurer : L. D. Coffman, Fore
man : J. R. Sheppard. 1st asst. Foreman ;
P. Trullinger, 2d asst. Foreman.
ant it. They do? Well
ittle of everything at
t door to the Wnite
1 well trf
alljaike it. What? Adler's
eiga I Smokers and dealers
examine Adler s stock be-
ig elsewhere. 25.000 just
steamer for the wholesale
Oris Hotels. It is admitted by com
mercial travelers that our hotels are
worthy of home commendation. They
-all testify that at the Ocei lentj they can
themselves, and even if it does look like i obtain everything necessary to the com-
."a squatter's shanty, it is a pretty good
temporary home for the machine. Gen.
Bell, city attorney, left for Albany yes
terday to secure the title to the lot pur
chased lor the new engine-house, and
after a while Rescue company will be in
a better fix, muchly.
Dull. Owning to continual ill health
of Count Yon Bismark's dog it was do-
.cided after mature deliberation to send
him to Ausralia. A large concourse
of admiring ariends assembled at the
Counts residence last evening to discuss
the subject- 'Bull appeared to be per-'
fectly aware or what was going on and
exerting himself for the occasion
.scratched his left ear meditatively, with
nil the grace he was capable of as
suming. To console the Count 'for the
absence of Iris chum, the Captain of the
Sea Waif has concluded to bestow upon
the Count thecare, welfare and compan
ionship of a beautiful setter. At present
the Counts quite jubilant over the ex
change, but we think he will regret it,
and sadly miss the musical rattle of
Bull's collar, during flea time, which ex
tends to some twelve months in the year
at Astoria to the discomfiture of the
Up in a Balloon. Johnny Mish,
living on Wall sfer.eet in this city is in
trouble to-day, in consequence of a dis
tressing incident which proved fatal to
his pet cat yesterday. Job n y's brother
was the happy owner of half a dozen
beef bladders, nicely dried and inflated,
and stowed away in the house loft. Yes
terday Johnny and his pet were plaj ing
together in the loft, and tire little tellow
attached the cord that held the bladders
to the cat, as he sat by a window open
ing on to the kitchen roof. Puss did n't
enjoy the joke, ajid escaped through the
window and ran up the roof, when a
gust of wind bore her "heavenward in the
direction of the Cape. When last seen
the curious galloon was moving in the
..direction of Alaska. Johnny would like
to get pussibaek again, but he ETat.
fort of man. A more genial host than
Charlie Wright would be difficult to find,
and it is universally acknowledged that
"Aleck," as Mr. A. J.Megler is faniiliary
known, is ever ready to render the sojurn
of the traveler pleasant Spacious par
lors, luxuriently furnished, with music
artistically rendered every evening, adds
much to the tranquility of the guests
visits. It is an established fact Mr. Hill
man is both capable and courteous in at
tending to the inner wants of man kind,
over the mahogany. All the clerks and
attendants appear to exert themselves
to render the stay of the guest 'pleasant
and none of them can leave the Occident
without pleasant remembrances.
Ox ms Tkack. We have omitted to
mention a little financial transaction
which occurred to Hugh McCarty on the
l."th ult in San Francisco, because we
did not wish to throw obstacles in the
way. Hugh is sometimes a little fast,
all the swell-heads about Sternberger's
cannery couldn't begin with his swell,
when he took the notion, and as he went
below to spend the winter (and his money
at the same time) the supposition is that
the latter was well spent, perhaps in -wisely,
before winter set in. At all
events on the day above mentioned I lugh
presented himself at the business oflice
of Bancroft & Co., where he represented
that he was agent for a big concern in
Astoria and wanted r00,000 labels as a
starter. He held I. W. Case's cheeks on
Donahoe & Co. for $-",000. and as the
banks had closed, and he was a stranger,
referred to Mr. W. B.Bancroft, whom he
had met in Astoria, and wished to draw
500 on a J,000 check, and would call on
Monday and lift the check, and pay the
3500 back again. The cashier happened
to be out, and it is well he was, as it
gave the firm time to ascertain that the
check was a forgery. Hugh smclled a
mouse, and now lie is out. but the San
Francisco police have his photo, and
are on his track. We sljall not probably
gaze upon Hugh's 7x9 phiz ii Astoria
any more, mudh to the sorrow ,pf his
numerous .creditors here,
Peter Runey is still in the market
with all kinds of "building materials in
his line, lias just received 100.000 lath,
2,000 bushels of sand, ami a large stock
of first quality of brick at his warehouse
foot of Benton street.
The ''Dance of Life,' an answer
to the Dance of Death, by Mrs. J. M.
Bowers. For sale at the City Book Store.
We have on hand (50 pair of Mis
sion Woolen mills Blankets which we
offer for less than factory prices. War
ranted all wool atB. Hamburgers.
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 upon it, prices
extremely low. See advertisement.
Persons requiring furnished rooms
can be accommodated at Mrs. Munson's
new lodging house.
Board and lodging by the day or
week at the Astoria Beer Hall. Main
street, Astoria. Peter Daviscourt, pro
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 lew days.
Have you seen the Bismarc stove ?
Xo ? Then call tit once to-day, upon L.
P. Richman & Co.
Fresh oysters in every style at
TheSunny Hearth' is what you
want for your private office. Call on L.
P. Richman & Co. and see it. Beautiful
...Mrs. Dr. Burr, Homeopathic phy
sician, has removed to her new residence
four doors from Liberty hall.
White wire goods in every style,
at L. P. Richman & Co's.
Dr. B. R.Freeland has located per
manent Iv in Astoria for the practice of
dentistry. Oflice in Shuster's building,
on Cass street, next door to The Asto
.Photographs! The latest styles
taken at Shuster's new gallery, Cass st.,
next to the Astorian office.
g$ For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an easy shave, go to Gillespie atPAR
kkr House Baths. Hair cutting, shnm
pooning, and dyeing.
fiSTLittle Yan has reestablished
himself at the old cornpr, refreshed by his
late journey to tho Atlantic states, and
will as formerly attend to all orders in hk
line as general jobber.
From the Dalles Mountaineer.
From the Walla Walla papers we
learn that Dr. Baker, proprietor of the
Walla Walla and Columbia river rail
road, has raised the price of freight
five cents per bushel on that road.
This seems to have angered some of
the business men of Walla Walla, and
on Monday four of them R. Gnich
ard, H. P. Isaacs, E. P. Jesse, and G.
W. Calvin were here en route for
Portland to consult with the directors
of the Oregon Steam Navigation com
pany for the purpose of trying to in
duce tnat company to ouiiit tnem a
road from Walla Walla to the Colum
AYe have long held to the opinion
that the Oregon Steam Navigation
company was the proper part' to con
struct and own the railroad from Wal
la Walla to the Columbia river for the
reason that they could manage it bet
tor and run it cheaper than any other
company, and we are not surprised
now, that the business men of that
country, finding that the Dr. Baker
railroad is inadequate to their present
wants that they apply to the Oregon
Steam Navigation company. "We be
lieve the Oregon Steam Navigation
company can . bring the grain from
Walla Walla to the river for two dol
lars x)er ton; for, if they can carry it
from Wallula to Portland a distance
of over two hundred miles, and han
dle it nine time for six dollars per
ton, they certainly can carry it thirty
miles for two dollars per ton.
Everything the Oregon Steam Nav
igation company undertakes to do
now-a-Jays is successful, for the rea
son that they have got through exper
imenting, and the men in their em
ploy are practical and not theoretical.
Should the company conclude to
build this piece of road w;e are satisfied
from what we know they already
have done, that they could and would
carry grain from Walla to Portland
for eight dollars per ton. This alone
would have been a saving to the pro
ducer this year of at least $150,000.
Of all the monopolies, this one of
the Columbia river is the most honor
able and reasonable in all its dealings,
and we are not surprised that the peo
ple of Walla Walla are appealing to
them for assistance in their hour of
humiliation their one-horse railroad
and Dr. Btiker.
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
The display of wheat, wool, dried
fruit, canned salmon and other pro
ducts which Oregon made in the Cen
tennial Exhibition at Philadelphia last
year, is beginning to handsomely re
munerate her citizens for the care
which they devoted to that occasion.
It has attracted to that State at large
number of emigrants from the east
and from Europe. In addition to
these, many who are themselves large
ly interested in the enterprises which
require heavy capital, or others who
represent this class, have visited there
in order to ac piire a better knowledge
of the State and its products and re
sources by personal observation. Some
of them who have passed the summer
m journeying over every portion of
Oregon, are now on their way home to
report, and we learn that in every in
stance tho opinions they express of
that country are of the most flattering
character. There are a few compre
hensive facts which may be cited to
show why these opinions are fully jus
tified. At present the population of
Oregon is 120,000 souls. Yet her ex
ports aggregate over $15,000,000 per
annum. The State can accommodate
a population of 3,000,000. It con
tains an expanse of rich arable lands,
still uncultivated, greater than the
whole area of New York. There are,
besides, other resources of almost illim
itable capacity - water privileges, coal
fields, iron mines, gold diggings, gold
quartz lodes, salmon fisheries, lumber
ing and manufacturing enterpriser.
Her wheat and wool, lumber and sal
mon, and her green and dried fruits
now constitute a commerce of extrr -ordinary
magnitude for a state so
sparsely settled. All these various in
terests will grow into greater propor
tions under the influence of augmented
population. Want of railway connec
tion with California and the east is the
great drawback now to Oregon. Give
her this and the state will fairly leap
into prominence among the great pro
ducing states of the Union, and emi
gration will throng thither. There is
a splendid future in store for Oregon,
and her excellent display at the Cen
tennial Exhibition litis given good im
petus toward it.
AXOTJ1ER VICTORY GAIXED IX FA
VOR OF SPECIE PAY3IZXTS.
We Coxcuit. The Dalles Moun
taineer says: If the board of trade
of Portland Avould concentrate its
energies in obtaining appropriations
for the improvement of the Columbia
river removing rocks from the rapids
and the building of locks and canals,
it would be engaged in something, if
accomplished, that would be a benefit
to Portland as well as all the towns
along the river. The Northern Pa
cific railroad completed to the mouth
of Snake river, and the Columbia river
from there down properly improved,
is all that we should ask for and all
that we could expect to receive for the
the next ten years at least. River
transportation, thus improved, in our
opinion, will assist in rapidly making
Portland a large and populous city;
but with the Northern Pacific railroad
running through it, we fear its glory
will soon have departed.
After this date, coin will be used for
change, and tickets dispensed with; all
drinks and cigars five and ten cents, at
the Chicago House, Main street. Astoria.
Astoria, Oct. 3, 1877.
For Glassware, Crockery, Powder and
Shot, Gun Wads. Percussion Caps. in
fact everything that is useful as well as
ornamental, go to J. "NY. Gearhartr wb,o
sells cheap for cash. Goods delivere4
free of x&ari'e.
New Boats. While here last Sun
day, says the Walla Walla Union,
Capt. Baughnian informs U3 that the
frame of the new light draft steamer
the Oregon Steam Navigation com
pany are building at Celilo, was up and
that the carpenters were busy putting
on the planking. He thought the
new boat would be running by the IGth
of October, She is intended to draw
only ten inches of water, and cany
150 tons. The Captain also informed
us that all the timber and material to
be used in the construction of the im
mense wharf boat at Wallula had been
brought up the river, and that she
would bs speedily pu5 together. The
Oregon. Steam. Navigation Company
realize $ie situation,
How They Make it Pay. The
Telegram says: Capt. Debney of the
steamship Ancon recently informed us
that the entire expense of a trip of a
first-class steamer from San Francisco
to this city and return is about $4,000.
From this it is easily seen how the two
steamship companies make it pay to
run at present rates. They cany an
average of 1,500 tons of freight each
way, receiving $2 per ton, or $3,000
for freight only; and the passenger
trade more than make up the defi
ciency. Our American detectives will xro
bably go out in a body and hang them
selves for pure spite when they hear
of the grand hit made by ope of their
brethren in England. Not many'
months ago, it appears, a foreign min
ister in London invoked the aid of one
of the smartest Scotland Yard detec
tives to find a young girl who had in
herited a fortune of a quarter of a mil
lion. At the end of six weeks the de
tective returned and gave in his resig
nition. "Well," said his chief, "that'3
till right; but where s the girl?" "Oh,
I found her a month ago in a dress
maker's shop. " "WeM" "Well,I mar
ried her yesterday, and began drawing
on her quarter million to-day, tluit's
Canary Birds. for gale, at Gilles
pie's, Parker house bnths.
Ship-master's Reading Rooirf 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, Telegraph office next