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A.storia, Oregon, Sunday Morning, October 21, 1877.
glw aila .stedim,
ISSUED EVERY MORNING,
. C. IRELAND : : PUBLISHER.
AjJorian Building, Cass Street.
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.Free of Postage to Subscribers.
ttS" Amortizements inserted by the year at
the rate of SI 50 per square per month.
Transient advertising, by the day or week,
fifty cents per squire for each insertion.
To City Subscribers.
Tberc are such frequenrt -chances in tho resi
dence oF our city patrons that wo shall feci
obliged to any who mcke such changes if they
will rcpo je same to thisofiice. Otherwise
we shall l be resionsiUc for failures of the
carrier to deliver the luiper promptly and
regularly to them.
Still the banks are bursting here,
tliere, e very wh ere.
The British fftiip Rodell Bay arrived
vlown yesterday to finish loading at As
"toria. Send a copy of the "Weekly Asto
cian to some friend in the east. Price
onlytea cents in a wrapper, pelage
Mrs.D.C Ireland, corner of Court
;i.wl Cass street, wishes the services of a
iady for two or three weeks to assist in
Isaac S. Jones, of Oysterville, went
ip the river yesterday on business. lie
lias considerably enlarged Ids business
Kf Jate in Oysterville.
Mtesrs. Kinney will bring cattle to
flic Cascades fr nn the bunch grass lands
on foot, hereafter, thence t Astoria, di--vect
by "beiges and steamex.
Mr. Bill Poster allds W. M. Trcn
gove, lias returned from a jaunt to "Walla
Walla, Salem, and soforfii, and renewed
operations 6ii his -old stamping grounds.
Some folk say Astoria's exports
amount to nothing. "We notice that As
toria's exports of wheat so far this month
amount to the snug little sum of $370,303
sure as you're a live man.
Somebody said it was the River
Lime, but it was so foggy none could
;see, hence somebody's word was taken
and the Biver Lune was reported when
it should have been Pizzarm.
United States Marslial Burns took a
fellow to Portland fioui Astoria yester
day whose head resembled Bismark's
bull dog's nose. Xtjyas fearfully cut up.
The chap is .arrested foxjsejling liquor to J
Many sorrowing frieads followed J
the remains of Master Thomas J. Duffy
to the gwtve yesterda3r afternoon. The
Mttle fellow -eauieover from his Knapp-J
ton home to attend school, andwas sick
but a few days. We sympathize wrtii
the friends in their bereavement
A San Francisco paper Is offering a
ehromo for new subscribers. '-Mending
his Net:" said to represent a Columbia
river fishing scene. It looks about us
much like a Columbia river fisherman
mending his net, as Peter Wilhelm's dog
resembles that cow Sieve Fairfield was
going to send to us.
The little Buenos Ayres, as small a
vessel as that, could n't finish a load in
Poitlnnd. See the exports column
Would it not be nh if Portland was to
succeed jn jubbingut Astoria as a port,
of entry, when a little ship like the Bue-
nos Ayres (049 tons register) cannot load
to her deepest line up there ?
The Portland Bee lias been wann
ing the Shylocks in that town a bit In
a double-headed leader we find the
statement that the Mortgage Savings
Bank has more debt than assets in Ore
gon ; don't pay taxes ; its assets are away
in the Rocky' Dundee, where tax-gatl-erers
can't go; and then asks; "If Mr.
Win. Beid should step out where would
depositors get their money ? We have-
n't time to telL
Referring to the Wallamet, the Rec
ord sajs: "The river is now at a fine
boating stage, last evening there were
four boats in sight at one time on their
way up the river in search of freight"
R. Jeff Morrison says Norton has been
purchased with British eolonial bonds
at 4 per een.t. or he'd never utter such
.sentiments as that, unless -he meant to
say that the bo'ats were stuck," and
wouldn't get out of sight.
Skimmed milk is bread and meat for
Beaver Lodge has concluded to go
The new steamer "Wide "West will
carry 1200 tons of freight to a load.
The schooner Louisa Morrison on
the ISth arrived in the bay for oysters.
6,493,563 pounds of salmon were
caught in the Sacramento the past year.
Dcnnie Curran and Robert Marriott
haw fitted up a fine boatman's landing
on Flavel's wharf.
Oysters come by steamer twice a
week now from Shoal water bay to J. II.
D. Gray, of this city.
The writing school has closed, and
the young folk must originate some new
excuse to have a little walk .by moon
V gly stories -are afloat concerning
Sam Harris, late of this city. If reports
are true Sau?:r2l is an egg in. which the
germ of a gentleman has been spoiled.
At the religious meeting-held at Dr
Freehand's on Friday evening it was
unanimously resolved to tender a hearty
welcome and support to Rcv.W. C Chat
tin who will shortly return to-conimence
"What country in this world can pro
duce finer weather, finer cabbages, leets,
corn, wheat, fish, Hour, leather, coal,
wood, timber, lumbcr,ships, hay, horses,
cattle, sheep, swine, and politicians than
Oregon. An Oregon politician can beat
a Turk in almost any capacity.
Complaint was lodged with the Au
ditor yesterday because a street had been
named after Berry. He said Berry hadn't
been here long enough to be entitled to
such distinction. Frank said he would
see what could le done about it. Capt.
Mudge proposed to insert 'DiP before it
then drop the Berry, and say no more
Double Edition. The Oregonian
yesterday was a splendid double edition
just like the Astofian to-day, (eight
pages) only a trifle larger.
The New Cornet Band. Lambert's
cornet band is now fully organized with
the following member.?: Geo. Boss,
Geo. Wilder, P. Fox, Jas. O. Calahan,
Win. Jacobson, II. W. Smith, Geo. Lam
bert, leader; Chas. B. Turner, secretary:
J. C. Bricket, treasurer.
Valuabls Cabinet. The cabinet
of X W. Virtue, Esq., at Baker city,
says the Democrat, embraces the finest j
collection of choice minerals to be
found anywhere on the continent. The
entire collection is worth nearly 10,
O00. Among the specimens are some
rare gems of richness from the Yirtue
mine, which show amazing streaks of
gold and tell the story of the great
wealth of that ledge. Mr. Yirtue is
very proud of this collection as well
he may be, and takes great pleasure in
showing his rare cabinet of minerals
ard other specimens to strangers.
Fearful Death. On the 4th of
this month, ays the Boise Statesman,
Ir. Daniel Clemmens and a number
of other freighters were camped at
Desert station, on the Kelton road not
far from Boise. At this place the
creek rung through a deep canyon,
Clemmens started to go from one camp
to another after night, and next morn
ing it was discovered that he was miss
ing. Search was -made and his bodv
was found at the botiom of a perpen
dicular rock bluff eighty feet high.
Life was extinct and the body bruised
and cold. The remains were taken to
Boise city for burial. The deceased
left a wife and several smaU children.
Sudden Death. About two o'clock
on Monday last a man approached Mr.
Crawford, who was standing in front
of his store on Front street, in Seattle,
evidently with the intention of speak
ing to him on some subject, but was
unable to articulate, and appeared
confused. Mr. Thornton, who was
standing near at the time, asked him
if he wished him to write out his com
munication for him. The man made
no answer, but suddenly turned round
and fell against the door, but was
caught by Mr. Crawford before he
reached the floor, -when it w&s discov-
i r jd that he was dead. Heart disease
was probably the cause of his death.
Deceased was named William Strong,
and had recently been working in
Burns' logging camp, and has the ap
pearance of a man about 40 years of
age. The body was conveyed to Rus
sell's undertaking rooms, where an
inquest was held by thd'poroner.
-So to Geo. W.
Cornart's Look S
get some of
those hue paneiei
is utz to, ou aim vis
cents per box.
have just received
kers .attention! I
invoice oi ine
id cigarettes, to
be had at Corn art"
at E. S. Larsen's.
Any person in want of building
materials" from Ruiz's wharf, during his
absence, can get tluRsame by applying
to T. S. Jewell", or A.Ving.
Genuine imisTana Bull -dozers
(five shooters), at'Adler's.
the finest stock in the
Citv, jusreceirid at Adler s.
Notice. Just receiv-
forated card board, red
and other colors at 20
books, just received ac
rriffonni is furnishing good-
rooms with board at from S6 to 7 and
upwards per week, according to location.
Choice new sets of crockery, very
unique and novel ; also the self-righting
'spittoon,'' that alwavs keeps upright,
just received and selling at prices to
suit the times, at I. W. Case's.
Board and lodging can be had at
Mrs. Million's at reasonable rates.
The best cooking apples and pears
in the city are to be found at Bozorth's,
who also keeps a full stock of fresh veg
etables constantly on hand at the lowest
prices. Call and be convinced.
....You can always get fresh oysters
in every style and at all hours, day or
night at the Central Coffee Saloon, Con
comly street, between Benton and La
fayette. Thos. McFarland, proprietor.
Astoria Liquor Store, IT. Marx &
Co., proprietors. Sole agents for Charles
Bebstoek & Co., St Louis. Mo. Ameri
ca's finest Stonewall whiskv, Snow Hill
tire. Cooper whisky. For sale by all gen
eral dealers and saloon keepers. Depot
and Branch House of Marx & Jorgen
sen, Portland, Oregon.
Dry goods, millinery and notions
cheap for thirty -days at the Bee Hive.
The Dance of Life, an answer to
the Dance of Death, at the Circulating
Dr. F. P. Ilicks, dentist, rooms in
Dr. Welch's building, on Squenioqha
street offers his service to the public of
Peter Buney is still in the market
with all kinds of building materials in
his line. Has just received 100,000 lath,
2,000 bushels of sand, and 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.
Board and lodging by the day or
week at the Astoria Beer Hall, Main
street, Astoria. Peter Daviscourt, pro
prietor. Single men feel like marrying
when they see the Medallion range at L.
P. Bichman & Co's.
Fresh oysters in every
White wire goods in every style,
at L. P. Bichman & Co's.
Dr. B. B. Freehand has located per
manently In Astoria for the practice of
dentistry. Office in Shuster's building,
on Cass street, next door to The Asto
jZSJ-Photographs! The Litest styles
taken at Shutter's new gallery, Cass Bt.,
next to the Astorian office.
gSx- For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an easy shave, go to Gillespie at Par
ker House Baths. HaircuttiDg, sbam
pooning, and dyeing.
BSTXittle Yan lias reestablished
himteif at the old corner, refreshed by his
I late journey to the Atlantic slates, and
will as tormerly altcna to all orders in his
line as general jobber.
ANOTHER VICTORY GslIXED IX FA
VOR OF SPECIE PAYMENTS.
After this date, coin will be used for
change, and tickets dispensed with; all
rli-inL-c mill nirrer: fivo mifl fn fonte of
'the Chicago iTouse,Main street, Astoria.
Astoria, Oct 3, 1877.
For Glassware, Crockery, Powder and
Shot, Guu . 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.
Ship-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 li6ts
are kept on file. Telegraph office next
Canary Birds. for sale at Gilles
pie'e, Parker house baths
ed atAdler's, pel
whitf, blue, blacK
ecu ner sheet
.J. Full linef
Linn Count Letter.
T-sxt. 'Tult the beam from thine own eye
before plucking the mote," etc.
Linn County, Oregon, Oct. 18, 1877.
In a recent issue of a we(a)kly pub
lication eminating from the southern
part of tliis county, 1 find an article
yclept "Railroad Interests," this rare
tid-bit of critical bombast. "The
press of Astoria and Portland are work
ing zealously for the interests of those
points, rcgaMless ofthe icel fare of the
Having been cognizant of the course
pursued by Tm ie Astorian, I wish to
enter almost Vlecided protest against
the accTwitionVof this pompously bom
bastioiScribbleV. Farther on in this
detectable article in speaking of the
needs of the shite, I find the3e words,
"we must have firect communication
with tide water; we want direct com
munication with the east;" the two
things which the press of Astoria and
Portland have been vigorously urging
for years, and yefc this would be censor
of the press finds in that action food
for lils high-flown and sweeping casti
gations. A more careful perusal of said arti
cle reveals the cause of the envenomed
shafts of this puerile scribblers spleen.
Forsooth Astoria and Portland have
not striven to obtain Congressional (!)
aid for an Yaquina railroad, a pro
posed road from Corvallis, on the Wal
lamet, to Yaquina-bay, a road, though
considered to be feasible, that has
never been counted by its firmest
friend as more than a local affair; a
short cut to the sea to avoid the difi
culties of navigating the Wallamet
river; a road whose tide-water termi
nus is a naroor yet untried ana or
doubtful capacity. Compare the course
of this person in so zealously advocat
ing this local affair in such grand elo
quent terms and pompous style, with
the course of the ones he condemns in
advocating a railroad connection with
the east, and to extend to tide-water at
Astoria, our well known and well
proven commodious sea-port; and a
port too that has extended water com
munication with the interior through
the Columbia and its tributaries. The
Yaquina route, too, passes through a
portion of country incapable of any
extensive improvement, while an ex
tension to Astoria would naturally pass
through the rich Nehalem valley
which even now is attracting the notice
of prospective settlers, and would thus
open it to immediate improvement.
I say compare the action in the two
cases and the unexampled wisdom (1)
of this traducer is apparent at once.
I would not be understood in this,
as in any -manner condemning the Ya
quina movement; every local improve
ment should meet with the earnest
support of those interested; and a
road from Corvallis to the coast would
undoubtedly be a decided improve
ment; but when it is claimed that
this proposed road is of such great
stai e and national importance that those
who have been advocating an exten
sion of the Pacific "route to connect
Oregon with the east, should drop
their claims and turn their energies to
the construction of this forty or fifty
miles of local road, or be charged with
the heinous crimo of not working for
the interests of the state, the claim is
so? ridiculously absurd as to provoke a
smile of contempt and cast contumely
upon the objects that the claimant
wish to forward. Brevis.
Up the Klaskani.
The morning was clear and cool with
heavy frost. Wo went to interview
the bull who made such strenuous ob
jections we were obliged to retire with
out obtaining any information of in-'
terest. Our host suggested we should
go with him and witness an illustra
tion of a passago of scripture. It was
early yet and the sheep were not long
out, though the'- had wandered a long
distance from home seeking food. But
the moment they heard their masters
voice they came out from the woods
on a brisk trot up to where we were
standing, to lick the salt and receive
the caresses they so richly deserve. It
was a severe test of obedience but 'they
obeyed promptly. We -visited eveiy
department and found everything in
first class order and a model of neat
ness and systematic management.
About this time we discovered that our
boots had followed the example of
some 'Frisco banks and "burst. " Con
sidering the state of the roads this was
rather discouraging, Mr. Gray, how
ever, offered us the use" of saddle horses
and we were soon off well mounted to
enjoy the scenery, or anything else
that was to be found. Just after ford
ing the stream jon the way to Corno's,
one sees a cliff of rocks seamed and
scarred featured with miniature chasms
and precipices and overleaning rocks;
here blackened with shade, there over
spread with glorious reflections of tho
rising sun. Strangers involuntarily
start, the first time they ride by the
side of this cliff, for the rocks appe.-r
to be just ready to fall. They are se
cure, however, and one soon becomes
accustomed to the sight. We reined
up at Fairfield's and received our first
lesson in the art of making pumpk'n
pies and rather liked it. Then we in
duced our instructess to pilot v
around the country. A few moments
sufficed to catch a horse, saddle up, and
get under way, after cautioning the
deputy cook not to burn those pies or
kick the kittens. Away we went up
lull and down lull, through small val
leys rich in foliage, moss clad trees
that reached to great height, moss clad
rocks, ferns and wild flowers, the
beauty of which was enhanced by the
pretty autumn leaves scattered here
and there. Dr. Wandory's fann is
worthy, of special mention on ac
count ofi the excellent condition
of the road in that neighbor
hood. We halted some distance
beyond to enjoy the magnificent scen
ery and rest the horses, after which
we returned slowly, to lengthen the
pleasure. We found the deputy cook
asleep, pies burnt and the white kitten
treading water in the well. It was a
tempting chance to win a pair of
gloves, but we forbore and fished oiio
the kitten. Our appetites were keen
and in a few minutes fresh trout, and
biscuits, tea, fresh milk, etc., were
smoking hot on the table, prepared by
our instructress and pilot. Having
done justice to this luscious repast we
proceeded to instruct the deputy cook
in the perplexing accomplisliment of
riding without a side saddle. She de
veloped such aptitude and courage
that we were soon all off again to in
spect Megler's farm and found it in
excellent condition. Returning in
time for supper we discovered that we
had no appetite left and no wonder.
Your humble servant returned to
Gray's "by moonlight alone" to find a
cheerful fire burning and more music
before retiring. Next morning we
started on our return trip under the
impression that we were indebted t-
several for much pleasure and recrea
tion. We were favored with a fine
clear morning and a beautiful ash
breeze nearly the whole distance.
It was an airday's journey and quite
warm. One passenger was nearly Mik
ed to death, and threatens to bring e.
suit for extreme cruelty. We cor
dially recommend Capt. Beard, and
his "boat, to any parties wishing to
visit this section of country, as a gen
tleman who understands his business
and is to be relied upon. Altogether,
we enjoyed ourselves and propose to
go again some Saturday afternoon and
stay the rest of the week, B.
Collision at Seattle. Tho Tri
bune gives an account of a serious col
lision at Seattle last Sunday night, in
which the old steamer Annie Stewart,
formerly of these waters was principal.
She was steered out of her course in a
fog, and instead oi standing off fcr
port Blakoly ran directly toward Bell
town, and the fog was so dense that
the danger was not observed by men
on the hurricane deck until they were
into it. The Tribune says; The first
warning they had was the scraping of
the boat against the stern of the
schooner Compeer, her stem at the
same time carrying away the fastening
lines of the schooner, and she plunged
into the dock of the Seattle coal com
pany. So great was the headway of
the steamer that she broke, through
three 12-inch timbers, broke off several
piles, twisted out of placs over twenty
others, and moved the upper trestl' -work
so as to almost overthrow it.
The shock was so great to the steamer
that her whole upper deck, back to
the pilot house, was broken loose and
left with stem and hogchais, etc., on
the piles and timbers of the wharf, the
boom of the Compeer at the same time
tearing off one end of the cabin. The
Annie Stewart is a miserable tiling to
steer, sheering off greatly at times, and
to this is attributed the collision with
the dock. It was very lucky as it was,
for if the dock had not been there, she
would have struck the schooner amid
ships instead of the wharf and both
vessels would have sunk in a moment,
and many Jives and much propertv
Oregon has every Advantage enjoyed in
civilized cnmitriey. Liberal 1 awe. "Good
uehoob. . Moderate tax. Qnly nopjinal
State debt.. . . . I " . , j