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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, October 30, 1877.
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Aatorian JSuilduig, Cass Sti'cct.
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Transient advertHnjr, by tho day or week,
fifty cents per square for each insertion.
To City Subscribers.
There arc such froiucnt chanpes in tho resi
dence of our city pations that wo shall feel
tbli2cd to any who make such change if they
Avill i eport the same to this oilice. Olhorwiso
wo shall not bo rc-poniblo for failures of tho
carrier to deliver tho paper promptly and
regularly to them.
The recent influx of commercial vis
itors were attended to "with practical
alacrity and iiual coiirteousness by the
popular proprieiois of the Occident,
whose paiionago is the best proof of the
The AUlen lessee, Capt. Noyes, i
-which arrived here on Saturday from
the inleiior, sailed for China yesterday
with &v passengers, 200 spars, and about
-V) ton of miscellaneous freight It is
exwetcu she will return here about next
If it be true, as slated in another
-column, that that fatal scourge, dipthe
ria, belong to the class of filth diseases,
it is somewhat remarkable thatthePort
land Evening Bee lias not come to an
untimelj end before this. A more filthy
sheet cannot be found in Oregon, to say
If there was a law of Congress (rat
ified by the several states) to provide for
si society for the prevention of crime it
would be a gqqd thing. Tllis society ; first class articles, hi&sales now amount
should be authorized to examine into all j to more tlian sij0oo,000 annually. This
complaints, the same as the Circuit is ajtruthful statement, without doubt,
-Courts do upon indictments found by the aml is 1)roof positive of the fact which
rrand Jury. It would be the means of I wc advocate, that if a dealer will adver
abolishing much crime which the laws i tun lihomllv anil tlp.nl honostlv. no mnt-
of the country are inadequate to meet.
ThcStandard, in remarks concern
ing the last trip of the Elder to this port
say: "The Elder having a strong south
erly wind and experiencing no difficulty
in crossing the bar and was in that ''bug
bear" in 4S hours after leaving the Bay
City. We are informed by oltl residents '
heie that this is the fastest timennde by
an j' steamer between the two ports,
since the days of the old Pacific, which
in, or about the year 1800, made the run
in about ,"S hours to Portland.'
The Oregon city Enterprise hits the
big bi other square in the face as follews:
"The Oregonian man has at last discov-'
erea a way to get even. Jle cant get
-around the facts as presented in our is
sue of the 4th inst.. but he can refuse to
exchange. We imagine that we see the
mercenary individual who manages the
concern rubbing his hands and gloating
over the prospect of our sending $10 for
the paper, so that he can pay his delin
quent tax in this county-. lie will rub
the skin off before begets it."
-The press of Portland is lively after
quack doctors. It is proposed that there .
should "be a law of Congress to compel
any man to show a diploma before he
ever advertit.es for business as a doctor
of medicine, and in case one of these j
quacks adveitised without the lawful
i tgtiL io uo so. it ai tte puoi.sner oi uie
JHJYCrliilH.-i tJl V. I1ICI1 till' UU UI MM.'IllCllb
appeared should be held responsible, for
1 he damages likely lo follow. On the
other hand, every lawfully authorized
physician should be compelled to pub -
liah liis card, and the name of the col
lege which granted him his diploma.
Praise sen ice rendered at the Bap
tist church Sunday evening was, besides
its religious influences, one of the most
effective renderings of sacred music we
have ever enjoyed. The harmony and
concord was simply sublime, and reflects
commendable credit iDon the singers
volunteering for this most woifhy ser-
vice. The aeeompaniaincnt was perfect
and invoked commendable expressions
from all who could see how young one
of the chief performers was. The ad
dresses and prayers were appropriate
and appreciated, and the congregation
reluctantly departed, regretting that
heretofore they had no opportunity of
witnessing such a development of home
talent and combined religious interest.
Jack Frost lias been around recently
to see how well impecunious individuals
were supplied with winter fuel.
It was evident from the vivacity in
which the members of the Good Tem
plars dramatic association rehearsed the
other evening that they are determined
their entertainment shall be a success.
It has been suggested that if some
body, capable of instructing in music,
would start a singing school, he or she
would be complimented with encourage-
i ment and with sufficient compensation.
We hope that Mr. Cornarts dancing
class will be liberally patronized. Mrs.
Cornart holds a diploma from the fam
ous teacher, Cardinell, and they will
undoubtedly be able to give pupils full
value for the cost of tuition.
Mr. John Thomas, the Clatsop bard,
paid us a social call yesterday. We
were pleased to meet him. and thus
make the acquaintance of the man who
lias the ability to amuse and instruct
which he possesses. One of his recent
productions appear in another column.
Mr. Ferrell informs us that the hand
fire engine in use by company Xo. 1,
is now in first class order, and looks as
neat as though she had just come out of
a band-box, and he is anxious that No. 1
company take her out this evening at 5
o'clock and give her a good square test,
as to her capability for throwing a stream.
Referring to the Wide West, the
Vancouver Independent says: ''This
finest steamer in the fleet of the Oregon
Steam Navigation company is now run
ning on tne route oetwecn roruanu aim
the Cascades. She is not jet finished,
but is placed temporarily upon this route
to facilitate the transportation of a large
quantity of grain from the. upper Col
umbia. The Wide West, when com
pleted, will no doubt prove the finest
river steamer on the Pacific coast.'
Daniel F. Beatty informs us that he
began business a few years ago without
a dollar, but by the judicious use of
printer's ink, close attention to business,.
and always furnishing his patrons with
, .w . j j, -
ter what line of articles he deals in, he
will always succeed far better than the
man who does not advertise.
The Saturday night hop which was
a continuation of festivities for the ben
efit of Mrs Coe. was worthy of a large
attendance, though evidently much en-
joyed by those who were there. Mr.
Lambert, the leader of the band recently
organized here, volunteered his assis
tance with the cornet which made the
music much better than any we have
had for this purpose, and was so thor
oughly appreciated that there was no
lack of volunteers for every dance.
goon we expect to have the full band in
attendance, to give the Astorians an
entertainment as attractive as can be
iound on tne western snore.
Fire Alarm Bell.
A Friend to the Cause Writes us as
Ata special meeting of PescueEngine
company No. 2 a committee on ar
rangements was appointed to make
the necessary arrangements for a
grand ball to be given on Thanksgiving
lll'4 and, (weaUier permitting),
uniform drill m the afternoon. The
following committee was appointed on
arrangements: L. D. Coffman, C. H.
Stockton, It. Hickmott, J.-E. Fergu
son, JN. Clinton. A pleasunt time
may )e expected the besfc imwic j,'
the state will be procured. AVhy
would it not be to the interest of the
citizens of Astoria for some of the
leading citizens to take steps to pro
. cure a bell for the use of the Fire De
partment. Why not give an enter
tainment of some kind, by the ladies
for instance. Every body would
be willing to give their mite. If the
citizens of Astoria expect to ever have
a live department show the different
j companies of the derartment that they
are with them in all things pertaining
t to the interests of protection to their
'propertv. Let somebod1, step to the
front and make a start. ITow is the
', time before it is too late, and when
! we get the bell you can go to sleep
knowing that you have something to
alarm you when the fire fiend conies,
May the alarm never be struck in
our city, but let us be prepared for it.
29-Kewspaper advertising compels
inquiry, and when the article offered is of
zood quality ana at a fair pnpe, the natu
ral result is increased tales.
zens 1 will o
request of many citi-
ancmg Academy at
bout November 1,
1877. All t
latc&tland modern styles
ught by first class
ance to a
music will uo in attenu-
ses. Parties get-
can ive lessons
lass Sattirrtav after-
ery Saturday even-
irticulars, inquire of
at Cornart's music
street, next door to
Call on Hamburger for cheap dry
goods. See advertisement.
Anything you want that is nice in
the stationery line, can be found at Ad
ler's at the. cheapest prices.
Those brackets are nedtand cheap
Money is scarce but :you do not
need much money to trade $Adlers.
Tillamook canned clains for sale
at E. S. Larsen's. -
Mrs. Arrigoni is furnishing good
rooms with board at from SO 'to 7 and
upwards per week, according to location.
Choice new sets of crockery, very
unique and novel : also the self-righting
"spittoon,' that always 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. Munson's at reasonable rates.
t. . .The best cooking apples and pears
in the city are to be found at llozorth's,
who also keeps a full stock of fresh veg
etables constantly on hand at the lowest
prices. Call and'he convinced.
You can always get fresh oysters
in every sty le 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, II. Marx &
Co.. proprietors. Sole agents for Charles
Kebstock cc Co., St. Louis, Mo. Ameri
ca's finest Stonewall whiskv, Snow Ilill
lire. 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. Hicks, dentist, rooms in
Dr. Welch's building, on Squemoqha
street, offers his services to the public of
Peter Ttuncy is still in the market
with all kinds of building materials in
his line. Has hist received 100,000 lath,
2,000 bushels ofsand, and a .large stock
of first quality of brick at his warehouse
foot of Benton street.
Stoves and fall goods for house
keepers in great variety at L. P. Itich
man & Co's.
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 thev see the Medallion range at L.
P. Biehnian & Co's.
...Fresh oysters in every style at
White wire goods in every style,
at L. P. llichniau & Co's.
Dr. B. 11. 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
Photographs! The latest styles
taken at Sinister1:? now gallery, Cass st.,
next to the Astorian office.
p For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an easy shave, go to Gille.pio at Par
ker Housb Hatus. Hair cutting, sham
pooning, and dyeing.
BSTLittle Van has reestablished
himseif at the old corner, refreshed by his
late journey lo the Atlantic states, and
will as formerly attend to all orders in his
line as general jobbnr.
ANOTHER VICTORY GAINED IX FA
VOR OF SPECIE PAYMENTS.
After this date, coin will be used for
change, and tickets dispensed with; all
drinks and .cigars five and ten cents, at
the Chicago ilouse.Main street, Astoria.
Astoria, Oct 3, 1S77.
For Glassware, Crockery, Powder and
Shot, Gun Wads. Percussion Catfs, in
fact everything that is useful as well as
ornamental, go lo .1. W. Gearhart, who
sells cheap for cash. Goods delivered
free of charge.
Canary Birds. for sale at Gilles
pie's, Parker houe baths.
Siiir-"LASTEiss Heatoixo Hoom. "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 flipping lists
are kept on file. Telegraph oilice next
jZST-JMerchants wishing the popular
"credit check" can purchase them at The
Astoria:n office, at less than Chicago
prices. The checks are rapidly growing
in favor. ISo business man who has ever
tried the system will ever abandon it. It
saves book keeping, saves los, to both
customer and merchant, obviates any dis
puted claims, and in many ways makes it
a most desirable mode of frtmsacting a
credit business. Try it.
ivui uu mi
of the clfes
11 MlltUC UN
I further ;
An Interesting Shetch of a Visit to the
Suruiuors of 'the Bounty on Board
the British ship Pomona.
Astoria, Oregon, Oct 27, 1877.
EDITOR ASTORIAX :
On the 28th of August, 1877, the
shipPomona, Capt. Tannock, sailed
from Port Chalmers, New Zealand,
br Astoria, Oregon, aud on the
16ihof September, bping close to
Pitcairn Island we were visited by
its inhabitants, a short account of
whom may possibly interest your
Pitcairn Island, famous in con
nection with the history of the mu
tineers of the '"Bounty," is a small
rocky island, lying in the midst, ot
.he south Pacific ocean, and situa
ted in 25.3 s latitude and 130.8 w
longitude; its length is 2J miles,
and its breadth about one mile.
With one or two exceptions the
entire circuit of the island is perpen
dicular, and will not allow any
landing. The appearance is very
pleasing, the hills raising to the
height of about 1,000 feet, are
clothed to their summits with the
most luxuriant vegetation, and
skirted at their bases with dense
evergreens, and the cottages of the
inhabitants, with their long, deep
verandahs, nestling as they do
amid groves of orange, cocoa-nut,
bread fruit trees, bananas, and
plantains add in no small degree to
the beauty of the scene.
Alter tne. mutineers oi tne tfountyj
had sent Capt. Bligh, and the.iJl
oi tne crew aarm iioyj, ineiyDore
awav in the Bounty for Tahiti
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rels arising with the natives, Chri
tion airiint iiqI lr mit tlw cliitic sxiKlnv I
i . . .. i L x.u
aim pun iu oca, ivuviii buijig ui wuu
mutineers ashore. Christian and
his companions made for Pitcairn
Island, reaching winch they an
chored in a small bay, since called
Bounty bay, and after landing their
sores they burnt the vessel so that
all traces of them might, as they
hoped be destroyed. Alany years
elapsed before anything was heard
as to the fate ot these mutineers,
when in 1S08 Capt. Folger toucb
ing at Patcairn Island to procure
seals, discovered the crew of the
In 1814, H. M. S. Briton, Capt.
Sir Thomas Staines touched at Pit
cairn, and the account of his visit
attracted a great deal of iuterest
in Europe; the happiness, simplici
ty and moral excellency of this
small community was almost un
equalled. As years l oiled on it became
evident that the island was too
small to sustain their increasing
numbers, and that some measure
must be adopted for their relief;
this came in the gift by the British
government of Norfolk Island, and
in 1S56 the Pitcairn Islanders num
bering 194 persons were transferred
from Pitcairn to Norfolk Island,
where it was hoped they would
find an excellent and permanent
resting place; but men and women
too, are restless beings, and so it
came to pass that some ot the elder
people feeling themselves strage in
their new location and longing
again for the homes of their fathers,
and their own youthful days un
deterred by the length of the voy
age from Norfolk Island to Pit
cairn, 3,680 miles, returned to
Pictou. There are now resident at
Pitcairn eighty-seven persons, and
during the past twelve months,
there have been three deaths, four
biiths and one marriage.
It was, as we have said, on the
16lh of September that we were off
Pitcairn. at about 8 o'clock a m.
a whale boat with the British
ensign flying, was seen making
from the island to the Pomona;
her crew consisted of seven as iu
telligent, bright looking men as
you could wish to meet with; some
what above the medium height,
well knit in frame, by no means
dark in skin, with the dark but
bright eyes of their Tahitian graud
mothers. They spoke the English
lansruap-ft with orrflmatioal flp.p.nraf.v.
on; .,'tKnn . i:.i. o.TTAt
if . A Fii iJ. j V
and soft;wuich?asweUastb.err dark
eyes, 1 suppose they inherit with
their Tahitian blood.
Dwelling as these Pitcairn Is
landers do, in a lonely, insignifi
cant, rock bound, sea-girt isle;
holding no intercourse except now
and then with some passing vessel
or wandering whaler; most persona
would imag'ue them to be almost
of necessity uninformed and unin
terested as to events transpiring in
the more distant parts of this habit
able globe; but this would be a
great minake, and, to tell the truth,
we, oursehes, were much surprised
at the keen interest they exhibited
in European affairs anl the many
questions they asked as to the
Kusso-Turkish ,war. Attain, few
people would expect to find
amongst these solitary ones a taste
for the fashions and delicacies of
polished society, but this taste has
sprung up even here and amongst
other things eagerly asked fo 'were
lavendar and Florida waters and
The government of the island
seems to be patriarchal the elder
men taking it in turn lo conduct
the affairs of the community. They
have a church and sabbath and
day sehooR In the cburch ser
vice they use the litany and pray
ers ot the church ot England, and
they have a barmonicum to guide
their singing. In addition to the
Sabbath services they have also
religious services on the week days
ancl a monthly enquirers and expe
They maintain a somewhat ex
tensive correspondence with the
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nand aud Australia.
They had re
ceived answers to letters posted by
Capt. Tannock in 187G.
It should be understood that this
highly interesting community is
altogether dependent upon the
outer world and the kindliness of
of Captains of passing vessels for
many articles almost indispensable
for their comfort aud cleanliness.
They bring off in their boats the
products of the island, oranges,
cocoa nuts, pin 'apples, bapnanas,
plantains, sweet potatoes, ect., and
most gladly receive in return
books, clothing, tea, sugar, etc. On
the present occasion they received
from Capt. Tannock rice, bread,
tobacco, shirts, ladies' clothing,
collars.htationery, Sunday at Home,
Webster's English dictionary.
Moody and Sankey's hymns, with
a great variety of other useful and
They are in need of oars for
their boats, having no wood on the
island suitable for making them.
Capt. Tannock, unfortunately, had
no oars that he could spare. It is
to be hoped that some one will
manage to meet their wants in this
particular, the more so as crews of
shipwrecked sailors are at times en
tirely dependent upon these island
ers for help and sustenance, and
during the last three years the
crew . of" the vessels Cornwallis and
Khandish have been saved from
starvation, and urobably death,, by
the kindly aid and long continued
hospitality of the inhabitants ot
this little isle. Commending ihem
to the kindly consideration and
generous sympathy ot your readers,
Shoot the Hat.
A popular quartermaster to many ves
sels in port vtntured to adorn himself
with a new plug recently to influence
jui impression upon his latest admira
tion. Among the late hours he present
ed himself among some gentlemen of
the nautical persuasion, who at first dkl
not recognize him in this new addition
to physical elegance or altitude. They
gazed upon him at first in utter conster
nation, until one of the number of
shrewd observational powers recognized
this bearer of fashionable improvements
and immediately raised the cry of "shoot
the hat!" which was quickly removed
and treated to- a kicking that would have
excited universal admiration from any
amount of members of afoot ball club.
Eighteen thousand nersona emierratcd
in 1876 toni the Eastern. mrA-tfefetent.
State to Oregon, HM 4