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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, November 10, 1877.
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ISSUED EVERY MORNING.
E. C. l$tr.LATS2 :
Astorian Building, Cass SirceL
Terms of Subscription-:
ftcncd by Carrier, per week .2o Cents
Sunt ly mail. -lour months .$.'$ 00
beat by mail, cue year. i) 00
Tree of 1'obtage to .Subscribers-.
nS".Adrcrt,.ccmcnts inserted by taioyear at
the rate of 51 -') per square per month.
Transient adrertiinpr, by the day or week,
fifty cents per square for each uiHution.
To City Subscribers.
There are -such frequent changes in the resi
dencoof our city patrons that ire shall feel
obliged to any who niaKc such changes if they
u ill report the same to this onice. Olhei tvise
vq shall not bo responsible for failures of the
ciirier to deliver the paper piomptly and
ccgularly to them.
.Read J. Strauss' new ad.'
SSuRemember tlie meeting of the
greenback club, at the Court house,
Everybody is rushing to J.Stra rss
new grocery store.
sgg..Thc greenback club will be ad
dressed this evening by Mr. A. G. Ed
jmunds. .1. Strauss sells the nicest,
.and cheapest goods in town.
u-Its reported among the young
people that .a, rising young limb of the
bar will soon be spliced to one of our
Fully 25 er cent saved by buying
at J. Strauss new grocery store.
S-The grand dress hall for the
20th, at Liberty hall, to be riven by
Iiescue engine company No. 2, is the j
-leading topic of the day at Astoria.
J. Strauss will pay he highest
cash prices for fresh eggs and butter.
JTixe Sunday Astorian, to-morrow
will contain 40 columns of choice
reading matter, miscellany,
otry, etc. Single copies in
postage paid 10 cents, at the Astorian
... . . $2 JO. You can buy the best coal
oiJ in patent faucet cans, at .1. Strauss.
Jf38Tie third assessment of 25
.cent, on the capital stock of the Ore
gon and Washington fish propagating
.company has been levied, payable on
-or before Is ovember 17th, to the treas
urer at the First National Bank, Port
Something for laundrys to look at
Chemical Olive soap, 80 cents a box, at
"SuThe Weekly Astorian in sin
gle wrappers, for sale at the Astorian, j
business office to-day. Contains all
the proceedings .of the fishermen's'
meeting notes upon Oregon, etc., I
.etc. Price 10 cents in wrappers.
fresh Berlin. Wis
cranberries, at J.
SThe young ladies of Astoria will
give a splendid entertainment at Lib
eityhallon next Thursday evening,
for the benefit of the Congregational
church. A fine programme of select
vocal and instrumental music will be
Sugar cured bacon at piices that
defy competitien: also, Chicago sugar!
cured hams and breakfast bacon,
best in the world, at J. Strauss.
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3 JVIessrs. Bergman fc Berry have
, centlv made some improvements at
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men suiugnter House aim are now . :. i j. -j. it i -1 r
f ?-. 1 , - , n , tenor, that it would be impossible for
averaging lifty head or cattle per day. them 'to catch their saw-dust on ac
They supply the canneries and the ma-1 cmmfc of . from
lorirv 01 snips 111 ion, ;mu a iariu
share of the city trade. Energy, en
terprise and polite attention is the
secret of their success.
,..sn i,..if ., -Mmi
,ill &I.K. .Kill. !....., .
more sugar for one dollar than any other
store1 iii the citv. All the same in coffee,
beans, peas, aud rice as with sugar, at J.
Any friend who icels an interest in the pros-
perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Aeont for this paper, in precuring: subscribers,
.."..Salem patent baker's flour, Impe
rial, Magnolia and Albany flour, very
cheap 4f P11? at STRAuss'f
The mail the past few days reach
ing Astoria from eastern over and routes
resembles a superanuated dish-rag.
If 3011 want a little concentrated
nastiness you will find plenty of it on
the Astor street -crossing, in front of the
Mr. John Hobson, whose absence
from tim city for some time has been
noted in business and social circles,
returned on Tuesday evening.
The subject of Rev. Mr. Bnrchett's
discourse to-morrow A. M.. at the
Baptish ahureh will be: 'God has spok
en to us. And in the evening: Reason
The Bishop Scott grammcr School
building was burned to the ground
night before last The fire originated
in the wood stored away in the base
ment Loss 520,000. The books, furni
ture, etc., etc. was nearly all saved.
Want of water prevented rendering
the ike engines useful
The Fish Subject.
Astoria, Nov. 5th, 1S77
Dear Sir: I have been a citizen of
Oregon for more than twenty-nine
years, have read many articles on the
interests (public and private) of Ore
gon and of tliis ooast, but of all the
questions that have handled by law
yers, doctors, farmers, tradesmen and
others, including woman's rights, I
don't tliink any one has ever heard of
so much ignorant, willful bungling as
the Columbia river fish question has
had. In the first place the people c n
the lower Columbia began the salmon
fishing business ignorant of what the
future of the business would be. All
was peace and quiet; pretty soon
Humes and Hdpgood opened the busi
ness of canning and put the fish on
the market and soon made an immense
fortune. It was soon noised abroad;
everybody rushed in, some made mon
ey while others lost, but the pell mell
scramble for the fish on the Columbia
Iris been ("unparalleled in the world's
history except in the rush for gold in
California. Now as the fish arc badly
depopulated Jin the Columbia river,
with the prospect of wholesale slaugh
ter to be continued, and those who
have nut up tons by the hundred of
fish through ignorance of the business
that has rotted on their hands that was
lost to the market, and also three and
four years ago the thousands of fish
caught that the canneries could not
put up, that lay and rotted on their
hands, makes a sad histor3r to contem
plate, especially by the manufacturers
of lumber, leather, woolen goods, cot
ton, mining, gas making, and 111 fact
all the true interests of all our com
mon country, who are called upon now
to stop all their business transactions
and wait for the fish in the Columbia
river to recuperate without one restric
tive law on theirside to stop the whole
sale destruction of the fish. Such a law
as these wiseacres of the Columbia river
fish association could not pass Con
gress; i'rst, because it would be an un
constitutional law; second, because it
would be unjust and restrictive to
public as well as private enterprises
which could not be borne by the com
I am now speaking of section fifth
of the bill as proposed by the fisher
man's association for the Congress of
the United States to pass and become
a law. Now if it were possible to pass
such a 1.1 w, what would become of
woolen factories, tanneries, and two
thirds of the saw mills of this coast?
First, woolen factories would be com
pelled to stop at once on account that
their wastage cannot be picked up but
is obliged, on account of its im
mense volume, to be discharged
into a stream large enough to cany
ever thing on, and tanneries are just
I in the
same nx, and are not all the
mines that " use quicksilver iust the
j same' When it conies to saw mills,
think of fl humlreds on thi3 coas
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mat arc anven oy water 111 tne 111-
to the lower part of the sash that holt's
the saw. But it isi useless to discuss
this nutter. If the fishermen on the
! Columbia river want the fish protected,
w"y not ask congress to go right to
the cause of all the treuble: ask con-
crmca frv toco ci Iot rrt- oll.-ir- nn.
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iD be a productive salmon, caught in
the Columbia river or tributaries, in
j the months of April and May, and
irom tne mmuie or July to tlie hrst
day or uctoper or eacii year, and in
less than nve years you would not hear
all tins ignorant clamor about this
Portland board of trade, mills, woolen,
factories, and tanneries, whch institu-
tions never killed a salmon in Oregon.
I The disposition of the people seems to
I be to put burdens on other peoples
shoulders in order to directly benefit
themselves. Now what I do say is this.
By all the parties is this, there has
been a disposition Upon the part of
both parties to over-reach and to
wrong the public, to private interest,
which I hope, if congress does take ac
tion at all in this matter, that it will
meet with due consideration and pass
such restrictive laws on the canneries,
salting establishment, and on the fish
ermen as will compel them to allow
the fish in the Columbia river to recu
perate and not put unjust burdens on
other enterprises of the fcountry, that
is worth more to the present and fu
ture interests of our common country
than the fish interest. 4.
Yours Respectfully j. c. t.
TOWING THE OBELISK.
Kot7 Cleopatra's Neej&lo "was Con
voyed through, tlioj Mediterranean-
Dispatch to the London News.
Scur.w Stxamkr Olga,
Xe:irng Algiers, Oct. 2, 1877.
Our voyage hitherto has been suc
cessful, though slow, and the Cleojja
tra behaves splendidly seems light as
a cork, rising to every wave, but pitch
ing tremendously. 1 have counted as
many as seventeen times a minute that
her nose has been under water, and
then ten or twelve feet above it; but
in the worst weather she doesn't show
a sign of rolling. The drum on the
bow acts as a splendid breakwater,
and takes all the force of a head sea
from the front of the cabin.
We are towing her now with nearly
the full length of the wire iope out,
and she steers first rate. We had some
trouble at first in calm weather with
the shorter cable, when she "yawed"
about terribly, but they tightened up
the steering cnams, ana witn more-
rope she now follows straight in our
wake. She offers much more resist
ance to the sea than I anticipated, and
I think would have been better with
sharper bows and stern. She drives
the water off her bows even in fine
weather in a mass of foam, and her
starn is all in broken w.ter. With fa
vorable wind she carries sail, but it
does not appear to help her much.
The maximum speed that we have
made is a little over six knots with fa
vorable wind, which is two knots or
two and one-half less than the Olga's
usual speed, when heavily loaded, but
a head wind brings us down below five
We have had but one casualty. On
the 31st ult. Carter signalled, "Stop;
want assistance," and it was soon evi
dent that the tow line had parted from
the Uleopatra and liung down over
our stern. It took some time to haul
in the wire rope by purchase tackle
and steam winch at first and then by
hand. When the end came up we
found the thimble on the end of the
tow line was gone and the eye broken
through. "We turned the rope end for
end, so as to give the other end to
Carter. This w;is not done much be
fore midnight, when we made up to
the Cleopatra and, as tlie nicnt was
very dark and somewhat stormy, told
Carter we must wait for daylight; so
lay to and dodged about until 5 a. m.,
when we passed him the other end of
the wire rope and fastened it on with
an anchor shackle to the bridle chain,
made fast at one end to the clamp on
the stern post, and the other passed
round the drum.
This gave us the first opportunity of
speaking to Carter since we started.
He reported the ship U right and wa
ter tight, fixings all right; the upper
bolts of chain sheaves, crab winch,
&c, had leaked a little at first, and
given some trouble, but they had stop
ped all with cement. I thought Carter
looked careworn; he must have had a
terribly anxious time, and is constant
ly on deck, as his boatswain is laid up
with congestion of the liver. He can
get no rest day or night, and I wonder
how any one can sleep in such a "rock
ing horse," pitching almost constantly
fifteen times a minute. We should
reach Gibralter on the Gth inst., and
even if we have tine weather can't cal
aulnte on reaching Falmouth in less
1 than nine or ten days, so we may hope
to drop anchor there, "Inshallah," any
tune uetwecii me jloui ami -uui
. -l 1 ii- isii. .! on! inr,'
The love of life, tl.R desire for health
and paion for wealih, are throe of the
strongest laws th:it operate in the broasst
ol the human fumily. "Wherever life can
be mot prolonged, health b-t secured,
and wealth mos-tea&ily acquired, there the
tide of emigration and population is as
sure to flow as the needle points to the
north pole. It is the growing knowledge
thnt all this is "true ot Oregon that is caus
ing it to attract ?q much puhlip attention
and draw so many farmers, emigrants,
touribts and capitalists to copae fladenjoy
and profit by tfiem,
Discrepancies in Standard Works.
Gazetteers, encyclopedias, and hand
books for statistical reference, are be
coming so very unreliable that it is
really a matter of doubt whether there
are at tills time any books of this class
that can be thoroughly indorsed by
the press of the country. The best
gauge to apply as a test is to take the
words of the work as prepared for
your own immediate locality. For
instance: Recently we had occasion to
refer to the statistics contained in a
small hand-book to ascertain the rates
of interest in the various states of
America. Glancing down the column
to Oregon we were told that here the
legal rate of interest is six per cent,
per annum. Knowing that the fig
ures were incorrect, that fact threw
discredit upon the entire tables, so far
as we were concerned, and it could not,
consequently, be taken as a certain
basis for the calculation for other
states. So with Appleton's latest
work. We at one time believed Ap
pleton's cyclopedia to be par excel
lence. But let any Astorian refer to
the notes about Astoria, and it is
enough to throw discredit upon the
entire publication; because, if the com
piler of the interest tables in one
book, and the editor of another (like
Appleton's), is not better informed
than to make such glaring blunders
as we refer to, there is no telling
whether what is prepared upon other
subjects is reliable data or not. So
with another work of tliis nature, re
csntly published, wherein, speaking
with respect to the productions of tho
xarious states, Oregon is rated as an
immense wheat growing region, dis
credit is thrown upon the contents of
the entire book by the single remark
that while Oregon produces such im
mense crops, "it will not stand long
"voyages, and the main dependence
"of the people is upon lumber." It
is an established fact that Oregon
wheat and Oregon flour turns out as
well in European markets after long
voyages as wheat or flour from anr
other quarter of the globe, near or re
mote; and that instead of lumber be
ing our main dependence, but very
few cargoes are annually exported,
and there is almost always a scarcity
in the home markets for building op
erations. It is unfortunate for the
country, and discreditable to publish
ers, that facts are not more closely ad
hered to in publications of this nature.
LATE 0LD WORLD NEWS-
"Tho Labor Trouhles in England
The Now York Masons-
From Associated Tress Dispatches.
The strike in the Bolton cotton
mills has not terminated. The men
decline to resume work unless the em
ployers guarantee to revise the stand
ard lists and exchange the bases of re
adjustment before Feb. I, next.
The Staffordshire colliers are voting
whether they will accept the reduction
insisted on by the proprietors. Five
thousand colliers are idle, and 2,000
more go out on Saturday.
The forty-eight masons who arrived
from New York in the Elysia on the
23d inst., to work on the1 new law
courts, were met by the English stnk:
er3. The strikers were dispersed by
the police, and the Americans remain
ed under the care of their employers,
who assured them of protection and
plenty of work at good wages.
At a meeting of London masons held
on the 25th. Mr. Broadhurst a trades
union leader, said the American me
sons who recently landed had Tieen in
duced to come to England upon false
representations that the strike had
terminated. They had now discovered
the real state of affairs, and forty-two
out of the forty-eight imported Amer
icans had voluntarily joined the strike.
Two of the Americans addressed the
meeting, promising to support the
The Bolton masters have empower
ed their committee to consider the
standard lists, with a view to more
equitable adjustment, but declined to
give and guarantee. They have re
solved not to reopen their mills until
the operatives agree to, this arrange
ick, dealer in fruits
Lewis river, has a
to-day. Corner of
ating appi&s 7.i cents: cooking
pears 75cents : eggs 50 cents,
in proportion at io
lamps, and the best of oil
at 11. Alexander & Co.'s.
Crockery sold at B. Alexander &
Co.s for the next 30 days at San Fran
Kinney's compressed corned beef
and Tillamook clams at retail at E. S.
Larsen's and Ilickmott & Bailey's.
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.
You can always get fresh oysters
in every style and at all hours, day or
night, at the Central Coffee Saloon, Con
conily street, between Benton and La
fayette. Thos. McFarland, proprietor.
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. nicks, dentist, rooms in
Dr. "Welch's building, on Squemoqha
street, offers his services to the public of
reter Runey is still in the market
with all kinds of building materials in
his line. Has iust received 100,000 lath,
1 000 bushels of sand, ami a large stock
o first quality of brick at his warehouse
foot of Benton street.
Stoves and fall goods for house
keepers in great variety at L. P. Rich
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.
Single men feel like marrying
when they see the Medallion range at
Uagnus C. Crosby's.
...Fresh oysters in every style at
White wire goods in every style,
at Magnus C. Crosby's.
Dr. B. R.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
j22fPhotographs! The latest styles
taken nt Shuster's new gallery, Cas st.,
next to the Astorian office.
JZi For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an easy shave, go to Gillespie at Par
kkr House Baths. Hair cutting, sbam
poonmg, and dyeing.
AKOTJIER VICTORY GAINED IN FA
VOR OF SPECIE PAYMENTS.
After this date, com will he used for
change, and tickets dispensed with; all
drinks and cigars five and ten cents, at
the Chicago House, Main street, Astoria.
Astoria, Oct. 3, 1877.
J. Straltss is fully prepared to sell
you the best of teas cheaper than you
have ever bought on this coast.
For Glassware, Crockery, Powder ami
Shot, Gun Wads. Percussion Caps. in
fact everything that is useful as well as
ornamental, go to .1. W. (learhart, who
sells cheap for cash. Goods delivered
free of charge.
Canary Birds. for sale at Gilles
pie's, Parker hou-e baths.
Ship-master's Reaping 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 office next
Avery large stock of can goods,
such as table and pie fruit, jelly, jam,
honey, tomatoes, corn, beans, sugar peas,,
oysters, corn beef, condensed milk, etc!
at prices to suit the times at J. Strauss'
Remember Cornart's soiriee at
Liberty hall this evening. Admission.
7A) cents. Ladies free.
1. Strauss has just received a
large lot of Alden dried apples, pears,
plums, blackberries, raspberries and
pitless cherries, which he will sell very
low, to make roqm for more which will
arrive on the steamer Chester.
Isen will receive for the hol.
fmest lot of iewelrv ever nt-
rYstoria, ar-d at San Francisco
Don't, forirct the place. Can field
tore, Chenamus street.
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. . .For 20 days only, I will sell crock-'
cry, lamps, glassware, table and pocket
cutlery at San Franpisco wholesale
prices, in order to make room for one 0
tlie largest and. best selected stocks of the
same ynd, of goods now on the rwy
from New York, for J. Stbauss South
J side of Cten,aiau3 street' AstqriaQrepon;
k) farms of
c 01 annias
lioardand lodging by the day
week at the Astoria Beer nail.
street, Astoria. Peter Daviscourt,
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