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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, November 3, 1877,
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To City Subscribers.
There arc wh frc iuent chanpe in the resi
lience of our ei patron that wo shall feel
obliged to any who make u-h chunge. if thev
v.-iU report the ame to thiosiiee. Utheiuie
wo shall not be r.pon-sble for failure of the .
oi'iiei n urnrur uiu pajer inompiiy anu
regularly to them.
..1 iiad J. S'rnArss" new ad.
..-..T. Srn.rss sells the nicest, best,
stud chesipest goods in town.
The cannery enterprise at Tillamook
its a success.
Fully 2. per cent saved by buying
iii ,T. Stiia v&C new grocery store.
If you want a fine article for a cold
lunch try Kinney's compressed corned
beef. It i a much better article than the
SuU' cured bacon at prices that
dcly competitien: also. Chicago sugar
cured hams and breakfa&t bacon, the
best in the world, at J. Stj:auss'.
Capt. Poole has lost most of hi.s
tourphii adipose depooit. Left it at
Xew Orleans, but it will come home to
2h again in Oregon aficr a while.
S'rnArss will give half a pound
more sugar for one dollar than any other
,iore in the city. All the same in ci)tfee,
beans. Has, and rice as with sugar, ai .1.
We have been informed that cod
fish can be caught within 40' miles of
"tills city, jnt outside the bar. Cod-fish,
weighing .10 pounds each, are caught in
CaptL. W. Poole Jft at. our office
yesterday a phial filled with a choice ar
ticle of tobacco seed which he wishes us
ifo distribute among farmers for a test of
production in Oregon soil.
Avery large siock of can goods,
juch as table and pie fruit, jelly, jam,
honey, tomatoes, corn, beans, sugar peas,
oysters, corn beef, condensed milk, etc.
at nrices to suit the limes at J. Stiiavs
The bark Dawn formerly of this
poit, arrived in San Francisco on the
until ult., 17 days from tiie Arctic ocean
with GOO barrels of oil, one ton of bone,
one ton of ivory. The trip was not a
profitable one. The vessel like most
others that seek the whale in those bleak
and icy bound latitudes, was consider
ably damaged by the ice.
Many immigrants are constantly ar
riving amongst u.s, who arc generally
disposed to make this their home. jut
most of them know but very little of this
country. Many incline to ramble and
hunt for common work. It is certain
that work cannot be given all of ihem.
The country surrounding us on all sides
invites settlers. We want as many land
holders here as possible. This will give
us permanent citizens. Many land agents
and others who speculate in lands, are
tardy in giving information to new
comers about vacant or congress HmR
but there are thousands of acres of such
lands open to' settlement in Clatsop.
Tiliameok, Pacific and Wahkincum
The Standard says there is employ
ed at the SL Charles Hotel in Portland,
in the capacity of clerk, a young man
named Thomas Bulfinch. grandson of
the discover of the Columbia river, Cap
Tsiin Charles Bulfinch. ofthogood ship
Columbia, which sailed from Boston
harbor in 17S7. He was accompanied in
that expedition by sailing master Gray,
after whom Gray's Harbor is named.
Captain Bulfinch was not exactly the
.discoverer of Oregon's great river, but
he it was who gave it the grand old title
which it is destined to bear through all
future ages. His lineal descendant is an
.-energetic and intelligent young man,
who feels justly proud, pi his lionored
Itomember 1J. S. Worsley's auction
sale to-day. See advertisement.
....Salem patent lmker's Hour, Impe
rial, Magnolia and Albany Hour, very
cheap for cash, at J. JStuauss.
Some of the boys on the police force
arc thinking of going to work at steve
doring to raise g; ub money.
We understand that the next thing
in vogue is a candy scrape. Victims
names not yet ascertained.
Shippers will find all the outward
forign manifests, part manifests, and
drawback blanks they want at this office-
The tobacco .seed Mt villi us .by
CnpL Poole for distribution will require
sandy soil, but on Mich ground will pro
duce the very best of smoking tobacco.
Col. J. M. Wilson yesterday visited
Fort Stevens for the purpose of making
a personal investigation of the erosions
at Point Adams and the condition of
(jie lnoakw Slier Sit tliat point
From the amount of side-saddles and
fixings we observed yesterday in a
prominent locality, we infer that some
body is preparing to cater to the wants
of those who desire to cultivate eques
trianism. The people of Linn and Benton coun
ty have bet the people of this county a
good example as to how they ought to
proceed to start a local enterprise. A
long pull, a strong pull and a puli to
gether, generally fetches things.
It. Alexan ler & Co. yesterday put
into their office a nice, large new safe.
They say they have no money to put
into it hence are determined to sell
lower than ever for the next sixty days.,
in order to get Mime ca&h.
Eev. C. W. Kigg. a Weslcyan minis
ter from New Zealand, who lately a:-
rived as passenger in the ship Pomona,
Capt. Tannock. and whose interesting
account of a vibit to the Pilcairn Islands
we recently published, has consented to
preach in the Congregational church to
morrow. (Sunday), morning ami even
For 20 da3S only, 1 willsell crock
ery, lamps, glassware, table and pocket
cutlery at San Francisco wholesale
prices, in order to make room for one of
the largestand best selected stocks of the
same kind of goods now on the way
from New Yoik, for J. Stkauss, South
side of Chenamus street, Astoria, Oregon.
The grand complimentary benefit at
Liberty hall to-night, tendered to Kes
cue engine company io. 2. by the Astor
ia screnaders will be a good thing. The
first part consists of an Overture; Op
ening chorus; Little sunshine; Quit
that tickling me; Mother is the Old
Home lonely ? (original); Now York
society; Mable Clair, (new and origi
nal), and the Grand finale. Part second,
grand tumbling feats, and The Stranger;
part third, song and dance; and last but
not least, the whole to conclude with the
new and laughable burlesque of lrouiu7
-elsforiu !n, 450 Minutes, bj the screna
ders. Co, by all means.
M r. Poison informs us that none of
the farmers in Yamhill county, able to
hold their grain, have sold yet. The Sa
lem Statesman says: ''Fanners have
not, up to this time, seeded as much
land to grain as has usually been the
case in former years. The same acreage
has not been summer fallowed in many
places, hence the decreased sowing.
Lttst j car much new land was sown for
the first time, and will be sown again
for next ear. This line weather is very
opportune, and every plow team is in
the field. The prospect for a good crop
next year is good, for from present indi
cations the usual amount of grain will
be planted, though not in summer-fallow.
In Washington county, plows ran
all last week notwithstanding the rain."
Our readers have perhaps heard of
the man who tried to buy si money-pur.e
on credit. The Mercurv tells of a blind
man buying a watch in Salem on t'.ck.
The Mercury says: '-Because of his phy
sical misfortune, people gsive him a
hearty welcome and a liberal support.
We have recently learned certain fstcts
concerning him which cause us to be
lieve him a fraud. A short lime since
he went into the jewelry store of Mr. J
11. Ifasis. on Commercial street, and pur-
chased a fine watch and chain amount
ing to $0?. He paid $30 down, and in
formed Mr. Haas that he was going to
Portland to give a musical concert and
that on his return he would pay the bsd
anee. On arriving at Portland, instead
of giving a concert, he boarded one of
the outgoing steamers and sailed for Cal
ifornia. We hear also that he has left a
number of other creditors in the lurch,
among whom are several saloon keepers
OrKXixo. I will open my I
aclrmy Witn a graiut sociaoie
1S77. Tickets 'Si 00, to be had at
ir.ni on ,jiuiiuii mulling,
L's drug store and at Cornart's
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Vl-i-SV It. V-V4. .V.I. A
e Havana cigars. SpUiO per
Alexander cc Uo s.
.Orockervsold at 11. Alexander &
Co. 's for the next 30 days at San ran- j
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.... The best cookine ami eating apples J books from all sources, paid out money
and pears in the citj Ure to be found at;fl.M111 nw nwn flllirl AnTlfl ,. c
BozorthV, who also ktfeus a full stock of
fresh vegetables constantly on hand at
the lowest prices. CalHand be convinced.
Kinney's compressed corned beef
and Tillamook clams at retail at E. S.
Larsen's and liickniott & Bailey's.
Mrs. ArriJioni ik furnishing good
I rooms with board at from So to 7 and
upwards per wceic, according to location.
Choice new sets pf crockery, very
unique and novel : alstf the self-righting
snitloon.' that always keens unrizhr.
just received and seifing at prices to
suit the times, at 1. W.ICases.
Board and lodging can be had at
Mrs. Munson's at reasonable rates.
You cin always get fiesh oysters
in every st le and at iM hours, day or
night, at Hie Central CtftTee Saloon. Con
eomly street, between JBenton and La
fayette. Tlios. MeFarl&nd. proprietor.
Astoria LiqA&r Store, 11 Marx &
Co.. proprietors. aoV akenis fr Charles
liebstoek & Co.. StvljOf is. 3k. Ameri
ca's finest Stonewallhvljky Snow Hill
fire, Cooper whisky.lFor sKr by ail gen
eral dealers and saMmikei)ers. 'Depot
and Branch House of fiarx. & Jorgen
sen, Portland, Oreim. J-
Dry goods. niiSliiiwy and notions
cheap f.ii thirty days a$the Bee Hive.
The Dance of Lifc? an answer to
the Dance of Death, at .the Circulating
Dr. F. P. Hicks, dentist, rooms in
Dr. Welch's building, on Sqwrnioqlia
street, offers his services to the public of
Peter lluney is still in the market
with all kinds of building materials in
his line. Has just received 100.000 lath,
2.HM) bushels of sand, and a large stock
of first quality of brick at his warehouse
foot of Benton street. i
Stoves ami 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 De:?th. by Mrs. .J. M.
Bowers. For sale at the City Bookstore.
Board and lodging "Cy the dny-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. lticlimau Co's.
...Fresh oysters in every style at
White wire goods in every style,
at L. P. Piichman & Co's.
Dr. 13. B.Freeland has located per
manently in Astoria for the practice of
dentistry Office in Shuster's building,
on Cass street, next door to Tin: Asto
jRSfPhotographs! The latest styles
taken :it Shuster's new gallery, Cuta fct.,
next to the A-torian office.
0 For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an easy shave, go to Gillc-pie at Pau
kki: House Baths. Hair cutting, almm
poonmg, and di'eing.
ANOTHER VICTORY GAINED IN FA
VOR OF SPECIE PAYMENTS.
After this, date, com will be used for
change, and tickets dispensed with; sill
drinks ami cigars five and ten cents, at
the Chicago House. Main street, Astoria.
Astoria, Oct. :i, 1S77.
For Class ware. Crockery. Powder and
Shot. Gun Wads. Percussion Caps. in
fact everything that is useful as well as
ornamental, go to .J. W. (learhart, who
sells cheap for cash. Goods delivered
free of charge
Canary Biros. for sale at Gilles-piu'.-,
Parker hoin-e baths.
Snir-MASTi:ns 1?i:aiixo Boom. Mr
Peter Wilhelm has permanently fitted j
up a siiij)-iiiJiMcrN reamim rumu in cuu
ncction v. ith the Gem saloon in Astoria.
Tin l:tost, shinnhi"' ii:irers and homr-
ward and outward bound shinoing lists
j are kept on file. Telegraph olllce next
J. STJsAUsjns fully prepared to sell
you the best of teas cheaper than you
have ever bought on this coast.
&A business man should regard
alvertiing a an investment which will
always bring many fold leturn-, though
siune time di-taut; and thU investment
-hnu Id not hi' di.-coutiniicd, unlet he
wihes to diminish his tiadand IK others?
occupy the. nld. While it it. readily con
ceded that advertising of some kind i an
actual necessity, it cannot be. denied that
the be-t medium is a permanent now.-pa-per.
There is no other method by which
the Mime number of persons can he
cached, or which has s-o much influence
upon thobo who He the advertisement.
jsHSTewspaper advertising promotes
trade, for in the dullest times advertisers
becureby far the .largest share pf what is
Plan for a Library.
Astoria, Nov. 2nd, 1S77.
-n.. o.. tt:. i.r.i -
. r . om.-iiuvuig uuuceu ;ui ar-
m vonr mner about lormmcr a ' i
reading of papers, hooks, etc., free of j
-&..V AAVA.....J , Iwa.A. U&tJUllU &14 ,lllJJ
charge. I will
state that I have
formed such an
institution at Port
Townsend, W. T. The way I went to
! work about it was thus: I gathered
from my own funds, and got some
books, chessmen, checkers and domi
noes from different parties. There
were thirteen newspapers subscribed
for, which came regular every week.
There were twenty-five postal cards
and SI 50 worth of writing material
furnished for the benefit of those hav
ing no means, and for the use of the
library. We had three rooms. In one
corner I had my barber shop, the
books were all in that room. If any
one chose to have a book I would hand
him the book list. After the number
was selected I would furnish the
book, then he would pass from, my
room into the reading room. The
rooms were arranged thus:
First room Barbershop, with books
Second room Playing room, chess
men, checkers, dominoes, etc.
Third room Beading and writing
At four o'clock the children of the
town would come for books, which
they got in this manner. Each child
would have to get a writing from some
business man or person in good stand
ing, then it was signed by the parents,
the book was then loaned. Every
week all books outstanding had to be
brought in so as to enter them for the
following week. I put the name, num
ber of the book, and the name of the
child, &c, down, in what I termed a
record-book, therefore there were no
At that time there were a great
many soldiers up sit what is called the
stsition. They were furnhhed books
silso, the conditions required were
these, they hsul to leave a sufficient
sum to cover the expense of the book,
if lost. Some termed it J. Korter's
library; but it wsis gotten up for the
benefit of the little folks and adults,
i free of charge. Sly business support
ing me, salsiiy therefore, was unnec
essary. Yours, etc., J. Koktek.
The Seattle Tribune ssiys the past
month has been one of tragic events
in that community. First, csime the
hanging of John Thompson ; next, the
shooting of Peterson; third, the fall
ing dead of Ri Lee in the county jail;
fourth, the same in the case of Wm.
Strong; and fifth and last, the murder
of Ole Haagenson.
Last Sunday morning the Occi
dent's wheel got into a mus3 with a
drift log and bent the eccentric The
boat wa3 got ashore at Lincoln and the
engineer went to Mr. Witten's house
to get the use of his forge to straighten
the bent article. Mr. W. in reply to the
request said: "I can make :i living
without working on Sunday and so
can other folks," and refused the use
of his forge.
The mountineer learns from Mr.
Phelps, of the firm of .fhelps & Wsid
leigh, csittle, raisers in the Yakima
country, was just down from ncsir the
l'ne of British Columbia, that the in
disms sire all quiet and peaceable, but
little inclined to believe that Joseph
hsul surrendered. He Ixad a talk with
Moses the great chief of this upper
country who can command from 1,500
to 2,000 wsirriors-and Tound him peace
ably inclined and only sisked to be let
iilone where he was.
Asubteimnesm Ltkcor river was
tapped by some men who were boring
for coal at Goe, Vernon county Wis.,
a few days sigo. When they had pen
etrated seventy feet they hoard a
hesivy rumbling noise which wsis imme
diately followed by a rush of water,
filling the six-inch tube, which raised
the drilling machine, weighing some
seven hundred pounds, many feet.
On moving the dialling apparatus a
volume of water was thrown into the
air twenty feet, and continued to rise
seven or eight feet, when it spread
out into jets like an artificial fountain,
It is estimated that it discharges vf
barrel a minute. ?Jie wate,r. js purp-
It is doubtful whether the reign
of gas will last much longer. At the
present time nearly every shop in
Brooklyn is lit, ana orniiantiy nt, wit
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kerosene, wiuiuub iuiv uisiiyreeu.
0(lor beinS perceptible; while a few
months ago the authorities in the large
city of Exeter, England, would not
enter into new gas contracts as they
anticipated the use of electric lights,
and at Bristol, England, the authori
ties have lately resolved to advel'tise
for tenders for lighting the whole or
part of the city otherwise than by gas,
in the event of no satisfactory arrange
ment being come to with a gas' com
pany. t A case of some interest was lately
decided in the United States district
court in B.dfcimore. It was brought
by some merchants in Italy against
a grain house in Baltimore. The libel
lants had chartered to the respondent
the Italian bark Olivia Spiecosa to
carry a cargo of grain from that port.
At the time of the charter the bark
was in the port of Genoa, from which
port it was stipulated by the libellanta
thstt she wsts to sail ''with dispatch."
The evidence disclosed the fact that
she delayed there one month, having
gone into the drjr dock for repairs.
Judge Giles decided that the bark hav
ing gone into the dry dock for repairs
sifter the chsirter, did not sail "with
dispatch," from which term would be
inferred that she was to sail at the
time of the charter, and therefore the
libellants had not complied with the
chsirter, wh;ch justified the respond
ents in refusing the vessel when ten
dered. The libel was therefore dis
missed with costs.
Civil service or some other reform
is imperatively called for, ssiys the
Commercial ISews, in thsit hrsmcTi of
the government which allows public
money expended in the purchase of
unwholesome mesitjn the east and the
shipment of the sstme to this coast for
naval supplies. "We understand that
dealers in this city are prepared to
fiirnish good merchantable provisions
to the government at prices as low or
loweif than they can be purchased in
the east. Our merchants. sire now rep
resented hi congress by one of their
own number, whose election wsis large
ly due to the mercantile community.
This gentleman has now an excellent
opportunity of obliging his constitu
ents and the public by demanding from
the authorities at Washington sm im
mediate inquiry into the scandstlons
proceedings we hsive referred to. The
United States authorities as purveyors
of inferior provisions present a specta
cle which however gratifying to crooked
contractors, is by no meaii3 one of
either dignity or profit."
A question is likely to come to the
surfsice with respect to the desert
lands entered by Shearer, at Des
Chute3, where the fish propogating
compsmy wished to hatch salmon. A
Washington dispatch yesterday says;
The commissioner of the gmersil lai.d
office, acting tinder direction of secre
tary Sohurz, to whom he referred the
msitter, will shortly issue additional
instructions regarding the investiga
tion of suspended desert entries. These
supplemental instructions will provide
that notice for taking testimony shall
be served by mail upon the person
in whose name tli3 entr3T was made, :f
his residence is known, and by publi-
c ition in a newspaper in the ci unty
embracing the tract, if his residence is,
not known. They also require inquiry
to be made whether the applicant
knew the character of the land before
entry was filed, and if so, for how long
a period; whether he, himself, psiid
the first installment, or if it was ad
vanced by smy other person, and by
whom, and whether he has conveyed,
assigned or mortgaged or agreed to
convey, to assign or mortgage the land ;
if so, what consideration. Local land
offices axe furthermore specially inr
structed to obtain testimony as to the
character of the land, from other per-
I sons fckan. ttyos? applying to entey