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Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday looming, November 21, 1877.
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To City Subscribers
There are such frequent changes in the rc4
dencoof our-city patrons that ive shall feel
obliccd to any who make such changes if they
trill report the same to tin office. Otherwise
wo shall not bo reonsillo for failures of the
carrier to deliver the papor promptly and
logularly to them.
Bead J. Strauss' new "ad."
."That Wife of Wine" bought
the best stove in use at M.C. Crosby's.
Everybody is rushing to J.Stra uss
new grocery store.
izas-That Husband of Mine wants
his vituals cooked on a stove bought of
-Jackins & Hawes.
J.Strauss sells the nicest, best
:aml cheapest goods in town.
22FMust received 2500 lbs. fresh Cali
fornia hums, and for .sale at 15 cents per
pound, cah, at It Alexander & Co's.
Fully 25 per cent saved by buying
at . Strauss new grocery store.
IrsTTJiat Wife of Mine, and other new
books for sale at the Bee J live.
J. Strauss will pay he highest
cash prices tor fresh eggs and butter.
See new advertisement.
$2 40. You can buy the best coal
oil in patent faucet cans, at J. Strauss'.
5i2J. you have a broken baby
wagon take it toBenry Gallou's wagon
shop and have it repaired at once. He
doas good work and warrants it
Something for laundrys to look at
Chemical Olive soap, SO cents a box, at
5FThe meeting of Rescue Engine
company No. 2, for drill Wednesday
evening was postponed until next Wed
nesday evening, Nov. 21, at the usual
hour. And thereafter the regular drill
meetings will be held on Wednesday
evenings on alternate weeks.
Just received fresh Berlin, Wis
consin, cultivated cranberries, at J.
Boston papers refer in terms of
praise to a matter of a raft of spars com
ing into that port from Ontario by wa
ter. The raft was vaued at 20,009.
Some of the spars says the Transcript,
were 100 feet long and 40 inches in di
ameter. The raft, including the boat
and line, was nearly a quarter of a mile
iu length. By this mode of transporta
tion more than $8,000 in freight was
saved. The timber was cut at London
Ontario, in June; floated on the lakes tQ
Oswego, thence to West Troy, and down
the Hudson to Iloboken, thence to Bos
ton. Sugar cured bacon at prices that
defy competition; also, Chicago sugar
cured hams and breakfast bacon, the
best in the world, at J. Stkauss'.
L. De Lashmuit has been arrested
on susiricion of robbing his own safe
m Sheridan. The money taken be
longed to L. Goldsmith & Co. He has
Salem patent baker's flour. Impe
rial, Magnolia and Albany flour, very
cheap for cash, at J. Stkauss'.
Oregon, the queen state of the north
west holds in her right hand long life, and
unusual health, and in her left great
wealth and power, and invites the indus
trious from all parts of the world to.qome
and partake of them.
A very large stock of can goods.
such as table and pie fruit, jelly, jam,
honey, tomatoes, com, beans, sugar peas,
ovsters. corn beef, condensed milk, etc.
at prices to suit the times at J. Stkauss'
tST"Thc Daily Astoriax xcill be sent by
mallat 25 cents a weck.frceof jx)stagc. Head
ers who contemplate absence from Uie city can
have The Astokxax follow them, Daily.
Weekly or Sunday to any post-office with
out additional cxjcnsc. Addresses may be
changed as often as desired. Leave orders at
Uie counting room.
Common Couucil meet this evening.
The tug Pilot went on her way to
The Elder and Ancon arrived at
San Francisco on the 10th.
The funeral of Capt. Koerncr was
largely attended yesterday afternoon by
-Messrs. Kinney will to-day kill the
last of the beeves to be put up at their
cannery hi Astoria this fall and winter.
"Work will he suspended in a few days.
Our friend C. 1L Perkins, late mine
host at the Parker house, in this city,
having concluded that if he can't run a
hotel, can do a good days work at car
penter work, and has started in at that
The day the Oregonian reporlod the
steam, tug Pilot "engaged in towing
about San Francisco harbor"' the Pilot
came into Knappion for temporary re
pairs on.her voyage to Victoria. It is a
lit Lie surprising that its "old friend Capt.
Clements' did not inform it belter with
respect U) the movements of the tug.
" One who knows "' corrects a
statement with respect to the abscond
ing J. C. Duncan of the Pioneer savings
bank. San Francisco. Duncan was a
member of no church, never taught in
Sunday school, and, perhaps, never was
in one, and never went to church. He
was not of that kind.
Judge Shalluck refused last week to
grant the application for a writ of habeas
corpus in the case of Daniel Black, who
was arrested in Portland on a requisition
from the governor of California, charged
with the crime of embezzlement, com
mitted in San Francisco. Tiie Court re
manded the prisoner to custody. Black
was sent to San Francisco in charge of
We hope we shall not detract in the
least from the excellence of the Rich-ings-Bernard
opera company, when we
allude to the condition of our hall which
gives one a vivid idea of the burlesque,
on witnessing the finest operas in such
a place- As a dancing hall there can be
none better, but the uncomfortable seats
saw-Just floor, rough unfinished stage,
and similar trappings is enough to make
Astorians feel ashamed, and a shame it
is. This city is large enough and able
enough to sustain a respectable opera
house, and it is time that measures were
set on foot to secure one.
"The Reading Rooin."
I have been much interested in some
thoughts that have been offered
through your columns on the subject
of a reading room for Astoria, and I
wish to give my hearty approval to the
same; it is a move in the right direc
tion. We need something of the kind,
we need it now. All observers have
noticed the number of young persons
about our streets who seem to have no
suitable place for spending an evening
or an odd hour. It seems to me that
the interest we have in the welfare of
the public, demands this at our hands;
and the interest that the public has in
us demands it. As to the question of
support, I have only this to say: that
this is a place of public-spirited peo
ple, and when rightly brought before
them I believe it will be well main
tained. And I wish also to submit it as a
question to the public: can we not
place m connection with this a small
library? Many could contribute
bocks, some could contribute money,
and soon our small library would be an
interesting collection, and would be a
great blessing to our youngand grow
ing town. And as for the influence
that such an institution would have
upon the city all are aware who have
observed the beginning and progress of
such institutions in other' cities. 1
submit these thoughts. to the public:
First. Because the. question is now
before the minds of .the peeple: of a
Secondly. Because I believe the
proper plan for the reading room has
already been submitted to the public.
Thirdly. Because.1 cannot see how
we can dispense with one of the most
potent influences that moulds the lit-
erarv and moral sentiments of other
cities. . Yours truly, G. J. JBurchett.
General Ewing startles the boys
with such phrases as "the hell invent
ed scheme of forced resumption."
Still, gold and greenbacks' seem to be
approaching a common level without
much expense for brimstone.
The Pottsville, Penn., Miner's
Journal says: "Footprints of an an
cient Saurian were discovered on a
slab of sand stone on Friday last by a
young lady in Tumbling Run valley,
about one mile south of Pottsville.
They occur in the red shale, immediately-under
the conglomerate of the
coal measures. They are doubtless
the same as found near the same lo
cality some years since by Prof. Isaac
Lea, of Philadelphia, and elaborately
figured in the proceedings of the Acad
emy of natural sciences in Philadel
phia. The footprints are four in num
ber, showing three toes and the ball of
the foot, each about three inches long.
These are rare occurrences, and the
specimen should be well preserved.
In the same locality fine impressions
of Algte abound.
There conies to us the story of
the death of a beautiful woman in In
dianapolis, wliose mind was somewhat
given to the contemplation of rthe
stjdes. While she lay sick she was
particular about Scolor and light and
the general tone of., the room, and
never received K- visitor without a red
or blue shawl thrown over one shoul
der and part of the pillow, to keep her
from looking "like a death's head."
She did n't intend to die, and did n't
want to die. "It was such a disen
chanting process," she declared. When
it was discovered that she must die,
her husband broke the news to her
very gently. She was a little dis
tressed, but not much agitated. She
had only one request to make. It
w;w: "Sly darling, don't let that hor
rid Mrs. make my outfit Her
fits are sickening, and she overtrims
terribly; besides, she will be sure to
spell myrtle 'm-u-r-t-e-P in the bill."
"Wliy," asked Plato of Socrates,
as they languidly rose from the sym
posium and walked up the Appian way,
"why is a lazy dog like a sheet of pa
per?" Socrates thoughtfully xubbed
his ear and said, "seems to me I've
heard that before, somewhere." "Well,
old antliropos, guess it, ille rcspondit
quickly." Socrates made seven futile
attempts, turning the pun on the
words, tale, write, canis, etc.,- when
Plato became impatient and told him:
"Because it's a slow pup." "Yes,"
said Soc. , I've heard it before, but I
don't tumble to it now, someway.
How is a sheet of paper a slow pup!"
Socrates smiled and remarked, "You
had better swap off that ok1 pumpkin
head of yours; a sheet of paper is an
ink-lined plane, isn't it? and an in
clined plane is a slope up, perhaps you
see!" Then they walked slowly to the
Keller and Socrates remarked in a
pensive tone, "Swei!"
The Overland Trip.
Mrs. Oirden furnishes some advice
"bought by experience" concerning an
overland journey from Oregon to the
eastern states. She says:
First, and emphatically donH bring too
much baggage. All articles can be
bought on this side cheaper, with a
larger and more tasteful stock to select
from. Of course the same dres3 will
be worn the entire trip. In my opin
ion light woolen goods are preferable
to linen, not mussing so easily as the
latter, and above all wear the dress
short and made as plainly as possible,
for you will find that dressing in your
berth is no easy matter, if you chance
to be in a fashionable "pull-back" with
all its attendant miseries, over3kirt,
bows, strings, buttons, etc., etc. A
change of underclothing, with a wrap
per for sleeping, with plenty of pocket
handkerchiefs (one for each day is a
comfort), collars or ruffles, cuffs,
towek, your own toilet soap, brushes,
of course plenty of pins, a small work
case or bag with your sewing imple
ments, white cotton and black silk
tliread will add much to your comfort
and relief if a stitch is needed. Wear
gloves all the time, as every one will
who cares for or desire white and nice
looking hands (a laudable pride, I
think). All these articles, together
with your Bible and prayer-book (leav
ing the last out if you are a Methodist
or Presbyterian) you can easily put in
a satchel which you will be allowed to
keep with you the whole trip. I found
a small twine satchel, which began the.
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lence to receive oaus ana enas. -inns
avoiding the opening the large one
j frequently . My .umbrella was not of
the slightest use, but a continuaL Jiin-
.drance, and I was tempted to throw it
,aay, bad. I dar.ed such a.piece.o-ex-
travagance. Remember only one hun;
dred pounds of baggage free; all over
that cost you fifteen cents per pound
to Ogden, from thence six cents per
pound. I would advise, by all means,
a "lunch basket" filled with what your
taste may dictate. Do not, however,
provide too much. I found the great
est comfort in my "spirit lamp," with
which I made daily an excellent cup
of coffee and tea. A small pitcher will
be filled with good milk at every re
freshment station for ten cents. The
bread along the road was poor and ex
pensive, but crackers proved a good
substitute. Two large, colored nap
kins added lauch to our comfort, do
ing duty as table cloths.
Late Connty Enterprises.
From the Jacksonville Sentinel.
Messrs. Nourse, Moore and Pearson
are pushing to early completion their
saw mill at Linkville. They are build
ing a ditch about one-fourth of a mile
in length, 12 feet wide, and intended
to carry five feet depth of water. This
ditch is intended as a canal to float
logs to the mill as well as to conduct
their motive power. A boom between
400 and 500 feet in length is to cross
the river a few hundred yards below
the foot of the lake. This is the most
extensive saw milling enterprise ever
commenced in southern Oregon, in
land. The timber calculated to furnish
this mill with provender is found in in
exhaustible quantities on the banks
of big Klamath lake, and is to be raft
ed across that body of water to the
mill. The erection of a large flouring
mill at the same place and by the same
parties is contemplated, as soon as
lumber can be sawed for that purpose.
The parties engaged in these laudable
enterprises deserve the commendation
of their pioneer brethren. No other
part of Oregon affords better or more
extensive water than Link river. This
stream has a fall of 64 feet in lh miles,
made up of a succession of cascades.
The experiments of Lake county farm
ers are rapidly dispelling the mistaken
idea that that country is not adapted
to agricultural as well as pasturai pur
poses. And we bespeak for it in the
near future an important position in
the sisterhood of counties, of the state.
A woolen factory at this point is the
next enterprise to be sought by these
people and we prophesy that ere long
the music of the spindle will take the
place of the musical mosquito.
Several months ago a fire occur
red at Troy and the property being in
sured, the company handed over the
amounts. Not long since the owner
died and his widow acknowledged the
crime and asked the privilege of re
funding the amount, as her husband's
soul was in purgatory and she wished
to rescue him. The agent sent the
facts to the head office and received
an answer by telegraph- to let him
A table published in the Alta
shows that from July .ly'1870, to Sep
tember 30, 1877, theihumber of Chi
nese tliat arrived at San Francisco was
9G,15L Departures during the same
period were 42,872?.gajn, 53,2S2. It
estimates the number of deaths at 13,
000, and thinks there are now 103,000
Chinese in the United States, of whonr
78,000 are in California. Arrivals the
present year are much below the ratio
of foiir years preceding it.
The return of the Dundee whaler
from Davis Straits with a good cargo
of oil has again started the lament in
England that no fresh effort is in pro
gress from that country to penetrate
to the North Pole. It is reported
that the straits are full of floating ice,
and the inference is that the Palceocrye
tic sea has broken up. Of course people
are saying that if Captain Nares had
been careful to prevent his expedition
from contracting scurvy, the ships
might have remained another season in
high latitudes, and this year would
have had the chance of penetrating to
a mor.e northerly point, perhaps of
solving the mystery of the, pole. The
tone of the English press on this sub
ject has changed greatly. .When Cap
tain Nares returned the general tend
enevwas to accept his verdict of "Pole
impracticable," at all events by way of
Smith'sj'oum. But since the How
gatet expedition has organized there is
evidently, a fear that the crowning
honor oft Arctic discovery may be
grasped bythe Americans .
Mine," and ""jtfy
cents, at Adlers.
v and pretty things
dies and children's
at the Bee Hi
stock of mill
nd stockings, ai a
choice lot of.
ai tor lancy.worK.
Call and see the neveood9 for sale "by
M. H. Steers.
Leave op Absence. After ' a fw
days Mr. Sinister will be absent from.
Astoria until next summer.
J. Olsen will receive for the holir
days, the finest lot of jewelry ever off
fered in Astoria, and at San Francisce
prices. Don't forget the place, Camfield's
Drug store, Chenamus street.
..,.Wm. McCormick, dealer in fruits
from the farms of Lewis river, has a
choice Jot of apples to-day. Corner of
main and Chenamus streets.
Eating apples 75 cents to Si 00; .
cooking 50 cents ; pears 75 cents : eggs 50
cents, and everything m proportion at
Bozorth's. Call and satisfy yourself..
....Splendid lamps, and the best of oil
at R. Alexander & Co.'s.
Crockery sold at R. 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 Hickmott & Bailej''s.
Mrs. Arrigoni is furnishing good
rooms with board at from $G 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
tfi ight, at the Central Coffee Saloon, Con
comly street, between Benton and La
fayette. Thos. McFarland, proprietor.
....Dry goods, millinery and notions
cneap ior inirty nays at ine .tseeiiive.
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 Runey is still in the-market
with all kinds of building materials in
his line. lias just received 100,000 lath,
2,000 bushels of sand, and a large stock
of first quality of brick at his warehouse
foot of Benton street
The "Dance of Life," anvanswer
to the Dance of Death, by Mrs. J. 31.
Bowers. For sale at the City Book Store.
Single men- feel like, marrying
when they se.S' the Medallion range at
Magnus C. Crosby's.
Board and lodging; by the day or
week at the Astoria Beer II all, Main
street, Astoria. Peter Daviscourty pro
prietor. ...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
JPS For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an easy shave, go to Gillespie at Par
ker House Baths. Hair cutting, sham
pooning, and dyeing.
ANOTHER VICTORY GAINED IN FA
VOR OF SPECIE PAYMENTS.
After this date, com will be used -for
change, and tickets dispensed with; all
drinks and cigars five and ten cents, at
the Chicago House, Main street, -Astoria.
N. WEIMAR. .
Astoria, Oct 3, 1877.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
Lupulin yeast gems, unique flower
pots, crockery and glassware, chinaware.
holiday goods, &c, &c Besides the best
assortment of groceries, dried fruits and
other tilings too numerous to mention.
Sold cheap for cash. J. W. Gear-taut.
Canary J3irds. for sale at Gilles
pie's, Parker bouse baths.
J. Stkauss is fully prepared to sell '
you the best-of teas .cheaper -than you
have over bought on this coast.
Sinr-MASTKR's Reading Room. Mx.
Peter Wilhelm has permanently fitted,
up a ship-master's reading roomin con
nection with the Gem saloon in 'Astoria.
The latest shipping papers and"home
ward and outward bouiid. shipping lists
are kept on file. Telegraph office next
J. 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 room for ntore which will
arrive on the steamer Chester.
There is a good market in Oregon for
agricultural products, . owing to short
tr.inp:rtation to the PaciGc Ocean, and
direct exportation to all parts of the
world. Railroad facilities. Navigable
riveru, including the. great Columbia, .
. . . .For 20 days only, I will sell crockery,-lamps,(
glassware, table and pocket
cutlery at San Francisco wholesale
prices, in order to make room for one o
the largest and best selected stocks of the
same kind of goods now on the way
-from New York, for J. Strauss, South
slRQf Chenaife street, Astoria, Oregon.