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D. C. IRELAND Editor.
SATURDAY Nov. d, 1877
Benton County Interests.
The Corvallis Gazette is jubilant
over the fact that the grading of the
first section of ten miles of the nar
row gauge to Yaquina is fast approach
ing completion and the raising of
funds with which to purchase the iron
and rolling stock, is now in order.
John A. Crawford, ex-Mayor Froman,
John Conner and Abe Hackleman, of
Albany, lead the van with liberal sub
scriptions. Pox Bros., formerly of
Corvallis, but now of Albany, in evi
dence of their appreciation of what
Benton county has done for them, in
the past, came down handsomely.
Pearce, of the ferry, to help the road
along, has dipped his oar, and lo! a
thousand in gold for Pearce. Good
for Albany, and all in one da But
then Albany knows what railroad com
munication will do for a town and,
unselfish, wishes to help her neighbor
Corvallis, mindful of the adage,
1 'the gods help those who help them
selves," has not been idle. Jacobs &
Neugass, lead the van with a $1,000.
Sol. King, ever readyjjto go down into
his pockets when a public enterprise
needs aid, follows with $1,000. Ha
inan C. Lewis, Oregonian of the olden
time, sees the course of events, takes
in the situation, and without waiting
to be solicited, sends from his broad
acres one thousand in gold. Presi
dent Arnold swells the list with a free
$500. Dr. J. B. Lee gives $300, with
an intimation, that if necessary, he
will "go $200 better." S. Rayburn,
away up in the hills, hears the glad
tidings from the valley, and at once
echoes back a cool $500. Good for
Hayburn and the hills. Ex-sheriff
Palmer, a man who aots as well as
talks, is now coming with his subscrip
tion, followed by a long list of friends
for all know that when Jud goes for
a thing he means business. The sub
scription when only two days old ag
gregated the handsome sum of $10,000
and still the good work goes brave
There never was a time when the
people were as earnest in their efforts
for a railroad as they are to-day and
this is because they are now satisfied
the right men have taken hold of the
enterprise. This but proves wlyit the
Gazette has often asserted, that people
would contribute if they could be
assured of success. Col. Hogg has
shown how the road can be built, and
satisfied the people that it will be built.
Hence the enthusiasm, and the rapid
subscritions. Let everybody sub
scribe and ere long, they may all
take a ride to the Yaquina.
Lands for the Landless.
In a letter to the Mercury David
Newsome tells the landless where to
secure lands, it seems to be a preva
lent opinion that the lauds in western
Oregon are about all taken up. This
is far from being the case he says. On
the western slope of the Cascade range
and fronting on Clackamas and Ma
rion counties there are not less than
three thousand vacant quarter sections
of good, second rate lands; rich soil,
pure, good water; much of it easily
cleaned, and the finest timber in the
world. Underneath these lands are
vast mineral ores. This is one of the
healthiest districts on this coast. These
lands are better than most of the lands
originally in Norway, Sweden, France
and much of Holland. On the eastern
and western slopes of the range, are
more than eight thousand vacant quar
ter sections of the same sort of land.
Good farms and excellent homes can
be made on those lands. Several
roads penetrate these districts, and
more will be made as needed. Here,
then, is room for thousands of men
who can sit under their own vine and
fig trees. Here is a fine opening for
large settlements, where men can work
ysr What is a dollar when you can
get ThbAstouiak for it four months,
regularly, including n pamphlri telling
you all about the great State of Oregon,
NEWS OF THE MORNING.
Ex-Mayor Oakey Hall, has re
turned to New York.
Congress is talking of repealing
the bankrupt act. As it stands it is
a grand humbug, opening avenues to
swindling which ought to be choked
Gen, Sherman, Adjt. Gen. Towns
end, and bureau officers of the war
department, met the house appro
priation committee on the 1st, and
discussed the reduction of the army.
Townsend states that titer army has
now not over 20,000 men, and the
regiments will not average over 150
men. Gen. Sherman and associates
thought it was wiser, in case a reduc
tion were contemplated, to cut down
the regimental organization than at
tempt to reduce the rank and file.
The committee will report an appro
priation bill upon the basis for the
four months that are gone, and eight
that are to come of $22,000.
Death of Senator Morton,
Senator Morton breathed his last at
5:20 i). m., on Thursday. Hr3 last
words were, "I am dying, I am worn
out." The dispatches yesterday say
The frequent bulletins of to-day ren
der it unnecessary to recount his suf
ferings and the measures employed to
alleviate. On the doctor's announce
ment, "He is going," the gaze of his
wife and sons became fixed on the: face
of the husband and father, with now
and then a look of piteous inquiry to
wards the doctor until his further an
nouncement, "It is over." The widow
clasped her sons to her, exclaiming
quietly, but in tones never to be for
gotten, "My darling boys." The
friends withdrew, leaving them for a
time, when they were led from the
room. This evening, by direction of
the mayor, the city bells have been
tolled 54 strokes, indicating the dead
The "Warm Spring Indians.
"We understand that Col. Watkins
will report against any consolidation
of the indian agencies on Paget sound.
Gen. Sherman also expressed himself
against it. "What may be done with
any other indians in the department
of the Columbia, don't transpire. The
Telegram thinks it would be a good plan
to move the Warm spring indians to
the Yakima reservation. Very soon
these indians will find themselves on
played out soil. Last summer there
was an almost entire failure of crops,
and the indians were compelled early
in the season to start for the moun
tains in order to secure meat for the
winter. The soil of the "Warm springs
reservation is almost entirely of vol
canic character; the little valleys in
which are the few farms, afford but a
very thin soil which, when plowed by
a sub-soil plow, shows clear sand and
gravel; very soon then must these in
dians, now that the government is
withholding supplies, find themselves
in absolute want. We hope for the
sake of indians who have really done
good service, that the inspector will
recommend that they be given a chance
to secure farms, before it shall be too
It has been decided to restore the
tombs of the Khalifs at Cairo, and the
Egyptian government, after appropri
ating a certain sum of money, will
open a subscription list to which not
only the members of the Khedive's
family, but all others interested in the
work, will be invited to subscribe.
The popular idea in Egypt respecting
these mosqiiLS is that they were built
with money wrongfully gotten, and
should therefore be allowed to crum
ble into dust.
The new lance recently adopted
in the Austrian service, after a long
series of experiments with weapons of
the Cossack and Prussian patterns, is
nine feet one inch in length. The
point is made of Bessamer steel, its
length being slightly over seven inches,
and the butt is shod with the same
metal. Two long bands of iron at
tach the head to the staff, and a leath
er strap, for the arm of the man carry
ing it to pass through, is fixed to this
latter at about four feet from its
lower extremity. The total weight of
the weapon is four pounds. Before
the end of the year all the lancer regi
ments in the Austrian army are to be
armed with the new weapon.
United States Mails and
Eargo & Ccs Express.
Will leavo W. T. fc 1. Co.'s dock Astoria for
above port on
SUNDAY, November 4 1877.
At (5 o'clock, A. M.
For Freight or Passage, apply at the offico of
tho W. T. & Locks company.
G. P. UPSHUR, Agent
Pacific Coast Steamship Co-
For Sail Francisco Direct
DEBXEY . Commander.
Will Leave Astoria for San
SUNDAY, November 4,1877,
At G o'clock A. M.
For freight or passsgs apply to
J. G, HUSTLER,
All persons knowing themselves in
Tft Astoria Laundry,
COXCOMLT STR., ASTORIA, OREGON,
Are requested to call and settle the same.
Short accounts make long friends.
J. T. BOUCHERS, Proprietor.
Astoria, Nov, l, 1877.
MESS. , 3BE:E
A Itcally Fine Article for Sale low.
CAPT. NARBETT, IIAVACO.
tSTFor samples and particulars inquire at
Trenehard & Upshur's or at Sibson, Hamil
ton & lliggius, Astorhu
SALEM WOOD PUMPS,
TP1ESE PUMPS ARE RECOM
m end I'd to farmers and nil others in
want of a cheap and durable article.
stfFor sale bv
JACKINS & HAVES,
tl&wtf Astoria, Oregon.
Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Tobacco,
Corner of Elaine and Squcmnrqha streets,
IS" Receives regularly from steamers
everything in the fruit and vegetable line
fresh from the gardens and orchards of Cali
fornia and Oregon. Housekeepers will find
just what they.-want at this store at lowest
AUCTION & COMMISSION MERCHANT.
Office, on Main -street oppoto Washington
From 7 to 9 o'clock P. M.
Regular Sales Day,
Saturday, at lO O'clock A. M.
Will purchaso and ell real estate, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Diagrams and terms to bo had on application
to tho Auctioneer. B, S. WORSLEY
Saturday Afternoon at two o'clock.
1 Black Walnut bed-room set; 1 Marble
top Maple bed-room set ; 1 choice Library of
Books, 300 volumes, at Brumser's new store
room, next door to L. P. Richman & Co.'s.
B. S. WORSELY, Auctioneer.
NEW GOODS, NEW GOODS.
Prices Lower Than Ever.
GEORGE W. CORNART,
Is constantly receiving the finest assortment
BLANK BOOKS, STATIONERY'. OFFICE
FIXTURES AND NOTIONS.
ALL THE LATEST PUBLICATIONS
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL
.Agent for Sherman & Hyde's Pianos and
Organs sold on Installments.
ALSO FINE IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
North side of Chenamus street, between Cass
and Mam - - - astoiua, Okegox.
F. A. FISHKK.
Wilson & Fisher
HAY, FEED, GROCERIES,
Wharfage and Yarehouse Storage.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets,
J. R. SPKPPARD.
Late of Corvallis.
C. II. STOCKTON.
Late of Kal&xna.
SHEPPARD & STOCKTON.
HOUSE, SIGN, CARltlAGE, AND ORNA-
GRAINING A Spkcialty. KALS0M1NING,
MARBLING AND GLAZING
done to order with neatness and dispatch.
JfcSrLcavo your orders at tho NEW SHOP,
on Main stroet, Astoria, Oregon.
A 1 Steamship jf-w.h.
COMMERCIAL' AND- SHTPPTNTS
"Will leave for Tilianook
XOVEMBER 3, 1H77.
Freight received at Kinney's cannery at
$G 00 per ton. Passage S3 oo.
Apply to AUG. 0. KINNEY .
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
THE ILWACO STEAM NAV.
CO.'S STEAM Elt
Will leave Astoria on
Holidays, Tuesdays, Fridays Sstfimlays
At 8.30 AM -ysharp.'for
Fort Stevens, For t'aiiby, and Ilwnco.
WINTER RATES :
Fare to Fort Stevens. SOcts
Canby and llwauo SI 50
Connecting witfrL-A.Loomis' stages for Oys
ter v ill e.
FOR TICKETS, TOWAGE, Oil CHARTER,
Apply either at the offico of tho Company,
Gray'? wharf, foot of Benton street, or to the
Captain on board.
J. II. D.GRAY, Agent,
By order of tho President,
L. A. LOOMIS.
"DROWN & McCABE,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGER'S,
Portland and Astoria, Oregon.
gST On all business entrusted to our
care, t-ntisfiiction guaranteed.
T G. FAIRFOWL & SON,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS
Refer by pormi?ion to Rofjers.Moyors.fc Co,,
Allen k Lewi. Corbitt&Macleay,
IBSON, HAMILTON & HIGGINS.
Provision and General
Cor. Concoinly and Benton stroets.
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
THfiMRD & UPSHUR
Successors to Capt. Geo. Fauel
IROtf, STEEL, COAL,
Builders' and General Hard-,
SASH AHD BOORS.
At the Old Eftiablishcd
Well knoion Stand
A Jtoria,' Oregon.
For Port Townsend, Victoria, Nan
aimo, Fort Wrangle and Sitka.
CHAS. THORN Commander.
Will leavo the Orepron Steamship Com
pany's Wharf at foot of F stroet, for the above
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 1871.
At 5 o'clock, P. M.
For Froifcht or Passago apply at the Office
of tho Company, corner of F and b rontstreeU.
GEO. W. WEIDLER, Aeent.
THE STEAM TUG
W m. BOCHAU Master
Will attend to all kinds of Towing on tho Co
lumbia rivor and tr butaries.
fe2..Ulfico in Portland at Corbitt & Macleay's
at Astoria. Gem Saloon, or on board.
For Passengers and Towage.
Tho New Tug
RIP VAX WI5KLE,
W. H. Wbitcomb Master.
Having accommodations for passengors, and
capacity for firtt class towing, is offered for
business to all points on tho Columbia river
and bay, at reasonablo rates.
fcgr-For particulars apply to Allen & Lewis,
Portland, or to Trenehard & Upshur, Astoria,
or on board. U7tf
Astoria, Clatsop, Youngs River and
Until farther notice tne
A. C.FISHER Master.
"Will leave Fisher's wharf, foot of Hamilton
street. Astoria, daily except Sundays.
FOR SKIPANON LAMHNG at 8 o'clock a,
in., returning same day.
The SAM can be chartered for freight or
towing to any part of the bay.
For particulars apply on board.
r i I
AUCflONEER and COMMISSION AGENT
CHENAMUS ST. ASTORIA. OREGON.
Consignments respectfully solicited, bills coT-
f lceted and returns promptly made.
Kojrulnr Snlen Day. fenturtlny.
Refer by permission to
WARREN & McGUIRR
Hon. J.Q.A. BuWLUY
T.. 4 HOLDEX. Anctioncor.
H0T2S AND RESTAURANTS.
Parliei' House Hotel,
Corner Mjwi and Concomly streets,
H. ZFarkdrv Proprietor-
rrIIIS IS THE IARGEST HOTEL IN AS
Jz toria. now anu now furnituro, furnished
in Grat class stylo.
Tho table will bo supplied with tho best tKsj
mrcket afford?. Accomodations to suit tho
times, from SI 2"i to s2."0 per day.
Steamers and sail boat? loave tho wharves
and slips near tho Hotel, daily for Fort Ste
vens, Fort Cnnby. Skipanon, Fort Clatsop
Sea Sido, Ocean Beach, Knappton, Chinook,
Unity, Oysterville and other places of resort
iir this vicinity.
y"There aro now fi70 largo salmon can
neries in Astoria, whicheruploy over 1200 per
sons in tho various branches of the business,
making Astoria as itnov 5. a point of interest
to visitors, indepondont of its cool invigoratinc
' "UNION HOUSE.
Cor. Squeniocqha and Lata, cttu Streets.,
rrmiS HOUSE HAYING BEEN
JL newly re-paintml and furnished
throughout is v open to the accommoda
tion of the public.
CSTThe house bemcj in new hands now
can guarantee satisfaction.
Hoard and Lodging per Ray . $1 X
Single .Heal . Ii.n"
MRS. M. E.'TUKN'ER, Prounetress.
QCCIDENT II TEL,
A. J. MEGLEK, C. S. "WRIGHT,
Tho Proprietors aro happy to anncunco tfta
the above Hotel has been
REPAINTED AND EEEUENKHE
Adding greasy to tho comfort of its gucst3
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTI5
OF SAN FKAJX CISCO.
SERVED IN EVERY STYLE AT
All kinds of French, German and American'
Candies constantly on hand, wholesale
and retail at the lowest c:ish price.
Wedding cakes made to order on shortnotieo
The patronage of the public is respectfully
-lALrPOIttM A RES
FOppositorOregon Sfcfcti Navi
Tho nbovo nowi Re$tauranviH' Be epea
from andafter tf morrow, faulroay. January
7th,lb7d,. I D.lUJSANICll & CO.
lap aiCarriie S&05.
S.iuomocqha street, botwoen Washington and
HENRY 4, ALLOU, Proprietor.
'"Repairing promptly attended to none,
but the best material used. All work war
ranted. T)3-Blackamithing and ship work promptly
att nded to
Water Stroet Roadway,
Near Humo's Cannery, Astoria, Oregon.
and all kind?
ing dono to Or
Ship & Engine "Work a Specialty..
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
BLACKSMITHS AND MACHINISTS
Foot of Washington Street,
near Kinnej s' .b whory,
AVING SECURED AN ENGINE AND
Lathe, and tho best of workmnnshJn. w
aro now prepared to do
ALL KIN DS OF CANNEKY "WORK.
ENGINE AND STEAM BOAT
"WORK OP ANY DES
CRIPTION. B Horse-shoeinjf, repairing, and all kinds
of blackpinithing promptly attended to at rea
Tp S. MERRILL & CO.,
Blacksmiths and Machinists.
Capt. ROGERS' OLD STAND
.Near .hxpross Ulncc,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
All work in our line, heavy or lijrht, done with
neatness and di?patch.
HORSESHOEING, "WAGON, AND
Parin "Work a Specially.
HAVING SECURED THE SERVICES OF
Mr. S. A. Gaines of Ky., an experienced
Farrierof 25 years in tho business, and well
known to Astoria horsomen, wearepropared to
do shoeing in a manner to euro lameness or pre
vent it in horses entrusted to our care.
"A11 work warranted and at reasonable
.TIUP ") EQI ALTO THE BEST, AND
(IIKb -Cheap as tho Cheapest, at
J The Astoriax Office.