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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, November 1, 18f 7.
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carrier to deliver the paper promptly
regularly to them.
A new comer says he felt terrible
when he found out that Astoria had no
A new hull for the Albina is nearing
the finishing strokes by
lass and David West, at West port
Mrs. Carnahan, of Clatsop, who lias .
neen seriouslx ill at .Salem, is slowly re-
covering from her painful afflictions.
0. D. Young is about ready to launch
11 new schooner at V estport. lie was
fitting her out at Trenchard & Upshur's
The California arrived yesterday
from Alaska, and Capt. Thome con
firms the statement published in a dis
patch from Victoria with respect to In
dian affairs in ISiika.
We observe by our Portland and Sa
lem exchanges that Mrs. C. D. .Snyder is
.nboutto publish the city directory of
Salem. We bespeak for Mrs. Snyder a
liberal patronage of which her efforts
The weather is now line enough for
.anybody in this legion.bui seems to in
.dicatc that the river will close earlier
than usual, and il c ice be ihi -ker and
more solitHhan formerly, between As
.toria and Portland.
The Walla Walla Watchman says
the depot is gorged with fi eight of every
description. Here we notice the youmg
and gallvMit Captain Troupe, of the Ten
ino, unload :?1 tons of merchandise in '61
jninuttis bv the watch.
A. change occurs to-day in the man
agement of the Parker House hotel.
Mr. II. B. Parker again takes the helm
as mine host We are not advised with
respect to the future operations of
Messrs Card well & Perkins, but wish
them success in whatever oeation they
j nay adopt
Information is wanted of Herman
Creasy, who, when last heard from (in
June, 187.), was near Ft Stevens in this
state. A!iiy information will be thank
fully received bv his brother, John F.
Creasy, Tulare, Cal. Herman, it will be
.greatly to your advantage to be found
The Intelligencer tells us how the
Annie Stewart lands at the dock there
since the late collisien: Wells, Fargo
& Co.'s energetic agent climbed a ladder
and rang the fog bell on the wharf, to
which the steamer answered with her
whistle and came into her berth as well
-as she could have done it in mid-day,
notwithstanding the fog.'
Capt Wm P. Gray ra-umed to Ore
gon by Uie California yesterday, naviga
tion 011 the Stickeen river being suspen
ded, for the season, and Jiis steamer the
Beaver, hauled out for the winter. The
experience of Capt Gray the past year
on this northern river would fill a book,
and prove very interesting. His last
trip up the river and back 3o0 miles con
sumed thirty-five days, and the ice was
running very thick and thermometer at
7. ero. on the 23th of September. lie was
.compelled to dig ditches and buildrwhn
danisto float the steamer down, over
numerous shoals. lie is very glad to get
back to webfoot
of Wheat. Wheat
ought to be
dollar and fifty cents per
is a bushel
afloat at -Asto
n"tol of wliPK
ras.01 a uuMJu.
ma, is aiwaysi
mat at oar. -ran
Collection day. Look out for money
Nicely arranged. Trenchard & Up
shur's new show case.
Dr. Kinscy is about as proud a
grand-pa as we ever met.
Our Joe says this slab wood is just
the thing to play "freeze out'
Mr. Holberg, of Oysterville, is in the
city on official business for that part of
A Public Heading Room.
The following communication is in
dorsed. The expressions therein suit
the matter of a want long felt in this
community perhaps better than we
could state the case. We consider it
a move in the right direction, and. will
await further developments with in-
ASTOKIA, Oct. GlSt, 1877.
It is in acknowledged fact that our
growing city is sadly deficient in insti
tutions which have a tendency to exert
a power of good on the youth in our
midst, as well as "the stranger within
We have no Mechanics
Institute, no Library Association, nor
J any other place of resort, where a
young man, who is by force of circum
mces deprived of that dearest and
best of all earthly blessings, a comfort
able home, cm profitably spend the
spare hours of the day and evening.
Amidst so man influences for evil
ought not our fair city to establish,
encourage and foster any institution
calculated to exercise a powerful coun
teracting influence I am sure that
every mteliigent ana riglit-nnnaea
citizen of Astoria will admit that the
establisliment of such an institution is
a consummation devotedly to be
wished; and 1 doubt not that all such
would be willing to use their individ
ual efforts to make it a success if they
could, see it started on a good basis.
We want and ought to have a free
Public Reading room here, and there
is no reason why we should not have
one, and a good comfortable one at
that. I have a plan, not yet matured
however, which will I think meet the
approbation of all interested. In a
few days I will submit it to the public,
and in the meantime I shall be glad to
have your own views on the subject.
e. c. 11.
So much has been said by sonic envi
ous contemporary about exhorbitant
charges by tugs in our vicinity, that it
behoves us to simply state the opinion
of an experienced navigator and com
mander who recently called upon us,
and who is quite familiar with all the
principal ports of entry of the world and
their charges of towage, pilotage, sal
vage, etc. As he is a gentleman of un
doubted veracity, and favorably known
to some of our prominent citizens, we
can sincerely indorse all his opinions,
he says: -All this talk about unjust
charges for towage rather amuses me,
for I happen to know by experience that
the charges here are justly proportionate
with the rest of sea-port places; but
what surprises me the most is to see
how willing these tug-men are to volun
teer assistance in case we drag anchor,
or in danger of drifting into another ves
sel while swinging with the tide or
wind. And what impresses me most
with the open-handed generosity here
is that these tug fellows never say any
thing about salvage. Why sir! I was
lying in Cardiff roads once, blowing
hard and fearing a collision from our
anchors dragging, engaged a tug to stay
by us all night, and was forced to pay
$1,000 "for salvage' as they claimed.
And jet all foreigners can come here
and be treated with the utmost courtesy
in case of distress, atlialf the figure they
would subjected to at home, and yet
somebody is howling about exhorbitant
rates.n "Now there that Capt. Flavel,
who is always.about, ready to assist any
of us Captains, when its bad weather,
ready to post us up about the river, and
offering his friendships in such a quiet
unobtrusive way that it rather astonishes
some of us whothave been accustomed
to pay for everything we get 111 a man
ner that is only realized by the commer
cial houses we represent
Eastern Oregon The Astorian 13
doing more for the interests of Eastern
Oregon than any other paper in the State.
If you have -.friend or a relative in that
.section of tbSs; country, send him the pa
pron trial. fQnly conp -dollar &p J&p
The best cooking and eating apples
and pears in the city are to be found at
Bozorth's, who also keeps a full stock of
fresh vegetables constantly on hand at
the lowest prices. Call and be convinced.
Kinney's compressed corned beef
and Tillamook clams at retail at E. S.
Larsen's and Hickmott & Bailey's.
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 clieapest prices.
Those brackets are neat and cheap
Money is scarce but you do not
need much money to trade at Adlers.
Mrs. Arrigoni is furnishing good
rooms with board at from ? 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. Munsoifs at reasonable rates.
You can always get fresh oysters
in every style and at all hours, day or
night at tlie Central CoiFce Saloon. Con
conily street, between Benton and La
fayette. Thos. McFarland, proprietor.
Astoria Liquor Store. II. Marx &
Co., proprietors. Sole agents for Charles
Bebstock & Co., St Louis, Mo. Ameri
ca's finest Stonewall whisky. Snow Hill
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 Run ey 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 ouality of brick at his warehouse
foot of Benton street
...Stoves and fall goods for house
keepers in great variety at L. P. Kich
man & Co's.
The 'Dance of Life," an answer
to the Dance of Death, by Mrs. J. M.
jsowers. Jb or 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 sec the Medallion range at L.
P. Bichman & Co's.
...Fresh oysters in every style at
White wire goods in every style,
at L. P. Itichman & Co's.
Dr. B. li. Frceland has located per
manently in Astoria lor the practice of
dentistry. Office in Shuster's building,
on Cass street, next door to The Asto
;fSSPhotographs! The latest styles
taken at Shti.stur's new gallery, Cabs st,
next to the Astorian office.
jES- For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an easy shave, go to Gillespie at Par
ker House ILvtus. Hair cutting, sham
pooning, and dyeing.
LXOTI1ER VICTORY GAIXED IX FA
VOR OF SPECIE PAYMENTS.
After this date, coin will be used for
change, ami tickets dispensed with; all
drinks and cigars five and tin 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. W. Gearhart who
sells cheap for cash. Goods delivered
free of charge.
Canary Birds. for sale at Gilles
pie's, Parker houi-e bnth?.
Siiir-MASTEifs Beading 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. Telegraph oflice next
ESnStearns' ideas are decidedly
correct. In his Gazetteer he says:
"The Wallamet valley is that part of
the country which has given the
wet currency circulating through
the states concerning Oregon. The
gentle showers of winter there are
far more preferable to the freezing
winds and chilling snows of the west
ern states, while the temperate sum
mer, warm enough for vegetation
cool enough for comfort, make it the
paradise of the world. It is an old
country, sparsely settled, to be sure,
but the land is .all owned by families
who have held it for twenty-five
years, or their successors. Every
necessity and comfort of civilization
is enjoyed by the people with the ad
vantage of certain crops and large
yields, longer-seasons Jpr -cultivaVso
Good Times in Oregon.
The Oregonians have had a good
year, as appears from an article in the
San Francisco Bulletin of the 24th.
That journal says:
The facts are patent enough. There
has been no dry weather in Oregon to
reduce crops. In fact rain is the
strong suit of that state. Californians
have sometimes tried to be facetious at
the expense of Oregon. But the Web
foot state is all right this year. The
remoteness of Oregon has gradually
disappeared. There is an average of
one steamer or square rigged vessel
departing from tins port for Oregon
daily. The arrivals, of course, are
about the same. Communication
overland and by water is cheap and
expeditious. Freights are compara
tively low. Recently a pretty large
business has been done in wheat
freights. Not only is a large amount
of wheat sent down by steamers, but
sailing vessels of moderate size have
been bringing down a great deal of
wheat for transhipment. The freights
range from 3 a ton to a few shillings
above that figure. The fact that much
more wheat is sent from Oregon to this
port than formerly indicates a possible
change in the direction of shipments.
The owners of large ships do not like
to send them into the Wallamet river.
The larger class of vessels draw too
much water, and they must finish
loading at Astoria or at some point
below Portland. It really makes no
difference to the grain men. They
get as much for their wheat in this
market, with the freight added, as
they can get in Oregon. In fact most
of the sales are made there, buyers
preferring to send it down for ship
ment from San Francisco.
Oregon this year not only has the
advantage of a large wheat crop and
good prices, but the further advantage
of low freights. It is singular that
with abundant rains, and grasses that
are perennial, Oregon makes no promi
nent figure in the dairy business; nor
do the beef cattle of that state appear,
here in very great numbers. This
great state appears, however, to have
entered upon a new career of prosperi
ty. Immigration has been large, the
crops are certain, and for the last two
years have brought good prices. Our
connection with Oregon is so close
tliat its prosperity is in a large sense
our own. The interests of the two
states are interblended. . An inimenso
amount of merchandise goes np every
week from San Francisco to Portland
and other places in Oregon, and the
capitalists of this state have large in
vestments there. We can therefore
afford to congratulate our neighbors on
Timber Land Act.
The following bill has been intro
duced in Congress and referred to the
public lands cemmittee:
Be it enacted, etc., that all citizens of
the United States and other persons,
bona fide residents of the states of Col
orado or Nevada, or either of the ter
ritories of New Mexico, Arizona,
Utah, Wyoming, Dakota, Idaho, Wash
ington or Montana, shall be and are
hereby authorized and permitted to
fell and remove for building, agricul
tural mining or other domestic purpo
ses, any timber or other trees growing
or being on the public hands, said
lands being mineral and not subject to
entry under existing laws of the Uni
ted States in either of said states or
territorities, of which such citizens or
persons may be at the tune bona Jide
citizens, and that section 2,461 of the
revised statutes of the United States
and all other acts or parts of acts pro
hibiting the felling or removing of
timber or trees growing and being
on public lands of the United States
or providing penalties therefor, so far
as they conflict with this act are hereby
Several editions of the Astorian,
(Daily, "Weekly and Sunday, never
insert advertisements known to be of
an immoral or swindling character.
We refuse many dollars offered for
such advertisements every year, but
always throw out advertisements sus
pected of being of this nature.
Nevertheless we cannot hold our
selves responsible for the good faith
ofonr advertisers, nor undertake to
relieve readers from the need of ex
ercising common prudence on their
own behalf. They must judge for
themselves whether the goods ad
vertised can in the nature of
things be furnished for the price
asked. Thev will find it a god arle
to be careful about extraopefinary
bargains, and thev can always find
safety in dobtfuf cases by paying for
lgootkronlj -span thejir delirory.
Since the recent great earthquakes
on the Pacific coast of South America
the province of Catamarca, in the
western part of the Argentine repub
lic, has become gradually submerged,
and the great lake f ormed there is con
All the artistic relics of Pompeii,
both those in the N aples museum and
those allowed to remain in situ, to help
out the attractions, of the excavated
city, have now been beautifully photo
graphed, and are sold at cheap rates,
to be scattered over the worlds No
art albums are more fashionable and
The Madras famine has left thou
sands of children orphans. Most of
thes& will probably come under state
care until they grow up, and it was at
first taken for granted that they would
be educated as christians; but it has
been strongly urged at a public meet
ing that this would not be right, on the
ground that no interference is justifia
ble with the religion of a child as de
rived from its deceased parents.
The Boardman will case in which
Anna Newell tried to recover $3,000,
000 from John D. Bates and others,
charging that by fraud and perjury
they got the will of William H. Board
man, written in 1841, probated, pre
venting the probate of a will made in
1S58, has been decided by the United
States circuit court at Boston, which
affirms the decision of the lower courts
in sanctioning the earlier will.
On the coast of the island of Lew
is, in the Hebrides, shipwrecks were
very numerous before the lighthouses
were built, and formed a source of
regular income to the islanders, who
plundered them. The inhabitants of
another island of the same group, a
little further south, were so demoral
ized by this method of living that one
of them complained to a visitor, re
cently, of the government in building
so many lighthouses.
Prof. Tyndall at Birmingham,
quoting the song of the herald angels,
"Glory to God in the Highest," &c,
said: Look to the East at the present
moment as a comment on the promise
of peace on earth, good will toward
men. That promise is a dream, dis
solved by the experience of eighteen
centuries. " A writer in the London
Times says there is a mistranslation of
Mark ii, v. 14, in our version. It
should be "Peace on earth to men of
good will," or "among men of God's
good pleasure." Dean Alford saysj
The only admissable rendering i3
"Among men of God's good pleasure
i. e., among the elect people of God."
-The disposal of the books and per
sonal furniture of John C. Fremont,
under sheriffs sale recently, has hardly
attracted a passing notice in New York,
yet it is one of the saddest incidents
in the history of human greatness.
Blind Belisarius at the gate begging an
obolus is hardly a more melancholy
spectacle than the historic "Pathfind
er" of America failing to find the path
to solvency, and watching his house
hold trinkets knocked down for a song
to the pawnbrokers. If Fremont de
serves no especial recognition for hav
ing opened the pathway across theicori
tinent, he has earned an exemption
from poverty by this that he wap
once thought worthy to be the candi
date of a great party for the Presiden
cy of the United States, and the chief
reason why he failed to secure an elec
tion was the country's blindness to its
real interests. We should be very re
luctant to extend the grantingof pen
sions, but the countiy inight do worse
than show a grateful.Tecognrt4q1n.of the
past services of Fremont. jEf this ia
not to be, the party which once chose
him for its leader owes to itelf the
duty, of rescuing him from sverty.
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