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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, November 22, 1877.
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ISSUED EVERY MORNING, ""
'. C. IItEI,ANI : : PUBI.TSIIER.
Astorian Building, Cass Street.
Terms of Subscription :
terved by Carrier, per week. ...."25 Cent-
ent by mall, four months ..S3 00
"Seat by mail, cne year. 9 00
Free of Postage to Subscribers.
tt53" Advertisements inserted by the year at
the rate of Si "0 per square per month.
Transient advcrlii-inj:, by the day or week,
fifty cents per square for each insertion.
To City Subscribers.
There are such frequent chanjres isi the rci
denceof our city patrons that we .-hall feol
obliged to any who make ach changes if they
will report the same to this cilice. Otherwise
wo shall not be rcbuoniUo for failures of the
'carrier to deliver the paper promptly and
regularly to them.
Bead J. Strauss" new 'ad.
sir-Holidays goods in great variety
Everybody is rushing to J. Strauss
new grocerv store.
xrGoshen cream cheese at
sens. The best in the world.
.!. Strauss sells the nicest,
and cheapest goods in town.
".lust received 'iTiOO lbs. fresh Cnli
ii'ornia hams, and for sale at 15 cents per
abound, cash, at B. Alexander & Co's.
Fully LVi per cent, saved by buying
ail J. Strauss new grocery store.
38TThat Wife of Mine, and other new
hvolfk for sale at the Bee Hive.
J. Stkatss will pay he highest
cash prices for fresh es and butler.
jE2-YaRes, statuettes, and fancy
goods at Loch's equal to any in tiie
Sii 40. You can buy the best roal
ail in patent faucet cans, at J. Strauss.
TE..It you have a -broken baby
wagon take it to Henry Gallou's wagon
shop and have it repaired at once. He
does jjroud work and warrants it.
Something for lnuudrys to look at
Chemical Olive soap. 80 cents a box, at
SSam Harris' portrait will appear
in the next issue of the Police Gazette,
with a biographical sketch of his im
Just received fresh .Berlin, Wis-
jconsin, cultivated cranberries, at J.
.eS2 ewspaper advertising promotes
trade, for in the dullest times advertisers
secure by far the largest share of what is
Sugar cured bacon at prices that
defy competition; also, Chicago sugar
uired hams .and breakfast bacon, the
best in the world, at J. Stkatss".
SiT-Says an exchange: "An- family
man who :-:ty he 5- to pour to tuki a m:vs
paper tliould lit indicted for obtainitig a
lainily under lhl-e preten-o."
....Salem patent bakers Hour. Impe
rial, Magnolia and Albany Hour, very
cheap for cash, at J. Stkauss".
Oregon, the queen s ate of the north
Aveht hold in her right Land long life and
unusual health, and in her left greftt
wealth and power, and invites the indus
trious irom all parts of tho world to come
ind partakoof them.
...Avery large stock of can goods,
such as table and pie. fruit, jelly, jam.
honey, tomatoes, corn, beans, sugar pea
oysters, corn beef, condensed milk, etc.'.
at prices to suit the times at J. Stkauss"
The people of Oregon are not burned up
lour months- in Mimmer and trozen or
Miovred in six month in winter, nor mil
lions of property swept away in anight by
overwhelming floods and devastating hur
ricanes, as they Irequontly are m the
astern and wotern states of the union.
They do not live in fear of bping carried
to untimely graves m hundieds by the
hummer fevers that prevail in the South
ern states nor of bem overwhelmed by
earthquakes that visit California every
two or three years, nor yet by its floods
every fifth or tenth year, not dried up by
its drouths every third or fourth year.
The summer diseases so destructive to
human, life among children in the Atlantic
-states are almoct unjsnpwn.in Oregon. ,
JSTjcDailv Astorian will he sent, by
mail at 2T carts a iccck. free of postage. Read
er who contemplate absence from thteily can
have The Astoria- follow thcan. Daily
"Weekly w -Sunday to any post-office with
out additional expense. Addresses may be
changed as cflcn as desired. Leave erdcrs at
the count fco room.
The now shoe shop at upper Astoria
is in full blast.
The new boiler for the Katxta was
"being jvat in place yesterday.
Tire bar has been so extremely
rough the past twenty days that only
two vessels, besides steamers, have been
able lo proceed to sea.
Lieut S. 1L Jones, at present sta
ttened nt Fort Townsend, expects to re
turn to Fort Stevens by the return of the
Calif uraia from Sitka,
The chamber of commerce has been
tendered rooms over the telegraph ollice.
in the Gem building, ami will meet there
this evening, at the courtesy of Mr. VTil-
The schooner Fannie Bell went into
the Wallicut for a cargo of wood and
came out on Thursday minus boat
minus wood. The supposition is that
the schooner is lost.
Cnpt Merrhnan, inspector of the
thirteenth light-house district, left the
city yesterday for Portland to complete
iw arrangements for the removal of the
office from this collections district to that
of the Wallamet.
Prof. 1L C. Kay has been secured to
furnish the music for grand dress ball
given by ltescuc Engine company Xo. 1
on Thanksgiving night, at Liberty hall in
this city. lie has a fine orchestra band.
all of whom will be present.
A new sign has developed itself in
Astoria recently. When you see a man
with saw dust oiLhis hat, and a scrawl
upon brown paper sticking to the .skirts
of his nether garment, it is a sign that he
has been to the opera.
The Altii of 14th and i.rith inst. con
tains a statement from dipt. Walker and
a reply to it fiom Capt. A. M.Simpson,
respecting the Hazard affair of the 4th,
inst. on the Columbia river bar. We
have not read either statement, therefore
can give no opinion upon the matter.
The Pcnshaw got ont yesterday, and
the Wighton and Earl Granville might
have gone to sea only for the penurious
ness of the masters. Pilot owners here
would be fools to take ships to sea from
Astoria ior the love of it." The sweet
ness of the Portland board of trade has
not stimulated such generosity in the
breast of any Astorian. ou bet.
Yesterday as Ned was carving a beef
steer into steaks on the blocks at Warren
& McG uire's we chanced to pass, and he
called our attention to it. The steer was
one of those grass fed critters from Cow
litz county, and the quality of the meat
may be judged when v.e state one fact
in this connection, that the kidneys
weighed forty pounds. Talk about your
Chicago beef and Cincinnati pork,
Ilo'goway! Pig-caue we can beat it.
We beg leave to make the following
announcement through your celumns:
The First Baptist church of Astoria
desire to see a greater interest taken in
religious matters here and have there
fore determined to make greater efforts
in this direction. We cheerfully offer
our assistance to the extent of our
ability for a good work, and we now
wish to most earnestly invite and
solicit the assitance of all christians of
o-very name, um us i iie meetings are
for no particular society, but for every
body we wish to extend a most coi
dial invitation to all, regardless of be
liefs or profession, to attend.
The meetings will commence this
evening at the "Baptist church at 7
o'clock, and will be continued every
evening at this- hour indefinitely.
Further announcements will be made
as occasion requires
Yours most obedient,
ix. J. BuiiCHfiTT.
In -Boston the yuestion, of classical
education in the free schools ia -under
discussion. Mayor Prince, Charles
Francis Adams, Oliver Wendell
Holmes, and many others, publish a
remoitance against the entire public
being, taxed for the exclusive benefit
of thfc- few.
"THE FAITHFUL CELESTIAL."
3Iysterious Workings in Wells,
Tavgo 4c Co's Office in San
Messengers and Agents Dismiss
ed from Service on Suspicion.
The Guilty One Detected
at Last, and Missing Let
ters, Checks, Drafts? etc,
found in Crest Confusien:
For several months xast complaint
has from time to time been lodged in
the office at San Francisco by the bus
iness snen of that city that letters con
taining checks, drafts, money and val
uables carried by Wells, Fargo & Co's
express failed to reach the parties ad
dressed. At first but little attention
was paid to the complaints, as they
were few and were considered to be of
that order which is frequently made
as an evasion for prompt remittance,
but they began to come in faster and
thicker, until notice was necessary,
and then the compan' managers took
it up, and endeavored to find out what
was the cause of it all. They suspi
cioned various parties in their employ,
and some were discharged from the
service, still the mystery was unex
plained. Letters were missed from all
points of the compass, until finally
"a good little" Chinese boy was suspi
cioned, and traps -set fos him which
were sprung and fastened the facts ip
on him of purloining the letters. He
had about 1,000 letters in his possess
ion when he was caught, all of which
he had opened, and rifled of their con
tents, where the letters contained
money John took care of it, but the
checks, drafts, postal remittances, etc.,
were placed back in envelopes, some
times the right ones, in the right
places, but in most instances so badly
mixed that the work of an expert was
required to segregate them. We hear
of a few letters from Astoria that pas-
seil through the faithful celestial's
hands, but so far as known nobody in
this city h;is lost any money by it, but
failure to get goods ordered by let
ters in the usual way may be explain
ed by this statement. It is one of the
unprecedented incidents in the past
history and experience of this great
express company to deliver all pack
ages promptly, and serves further tol
illustrate that the ways of the heathen
chinee are peculiar.
J. G. Whittier will be seventy
years old in December. It is a pleas
ure to say a word in recognition of his
honored life, passed in all good and
kindly ways; may he live long to en
joy ihe sincere regard of his country
people. It is said in reference to Mi.
Whittier's habits of literary composi
tion, that he writes- only when the
mood seizes him, and then writes nip
idly, his first draft suffering little
alternation. He is a tali and slender
person, and has a fine face, lighted by
dark and piercing eyes. He lives in.
Ameshury, and .visits much in Boston,
and has never been further from homev
A decision of much interest to
the gambling fraternity has just been
made in 2Jew York. A stranger was
recently enticed into a gambling den
hi that city and fleeced, and the dis
tricb attorney, finding by experience
that conviction on the charge of swind
ling was almost impossible, indicted
the men for larceny. It was . conten
ded thatthere.could be no -larceny in
the case, as the victim gave, up his
money voluntarily, but the judge
charged for conviction and the jury
brought in a verdict of jruiiiy. TheJ.
case was promptly taken to the court
of appeals, which, has now confirmed
the decision of the lower court.
News by telegraph, were very un
interesting last night.
r-The San Francisco Bulletin says:
Twenty years hence nearly all the
breadstuffs for export from the United
States will be produced in the country
west of the Bocky mountains. Within a
quarter of a century there will pro
bably be ten states on this side of the
Rocky mountains. These states will
include an area of the most important
mineral, wheat and lumber production.
Every large and fertile valley will be
made accessible by railroad, and every
great belt of mines will be reached in
the same way. It has taken twenty-
five years to get the leverage of a. great
industrial empire; but it is attained at
Quietly but surely our huge nation
al debt is being reduced. Secretary
Sherman is represented as feeling great
ly elated by the progress of the reduc
tion. The dept was diminished by
over $4,000,000 during the month of
October. For the four months since
June 30th, the decrease has been near
ly $13,000,000; and for the eight
months since secretary Sherman lu.s
been at the head of the treasury depart
ment it has been $45,000,000. He
hopes by the 1st, of January to show
a decrease of over $60,000,000, or 3
per cent, of the entire public debt,
which will bo in ten months a larger
decrease than has been made in any
one year in the history of the govern
ment. The modus operandi of converting
grajjes into rasins at Folsom is thus
explained by the Folsom Telegraph:
''The grapes are brought by the Sacra
mento valley railroad cars alongside
the establishment and are taken to
the first floor where they are assorted
and dipped into a composition of
chemicals, which cuts the tough pelli
cle of the skin, by which evaporation
i3 more easily affected: they are put in
driers, where a heat is kept up from
140 to 100 degrees, and in the manner
before described are taken out at the
top, when they are put for a short
time in a steam box, which makes the
stems flexible and enables them to be
packed in layers without breaking the
bundles. They are then packed in
G, 12i and 25-pound boxes, nailed
up and sent to the .store house. The
loose rasins are packed up in paper
boxes made expressly for that purpose.
The French laborer probably gets
more for his wages than any other.
His food is cheaper and more noursh
ing. His boullion is the liquid essence
of beef at a penny per bowl. His
bread at the restaurant is thrown in
without any charge, and is the best
bread in the world. His hot coffee
and milk is peddled about the streets
in the morning at a sou per cup. 1ft
is coffee, not slops. His half bottle of
claret is thrown in at a meal costing
twelve cents. For a few cents he may
enjoy an evening's amusement at one
of the many minor theatres3 with his
coffee free. Sixpence pays for a nicely
cushioned seat at the theatre. What
a take off on Astoria. Ed Iso
gallery goods, no peanuts, pipe smoke,
drunkenness, yelling or howling. The
Jardm des Biantes, the vast galleries
and museums of the Louvre, Hotel
Ciuny, Palace of the Luxembourg,
and Yersaillies are free for him to en
ter Art and science hold out to him
their choicest treasures at small cost,..!
or no cost at all. French economy
and frugality do not mean, that con
stant retrenchment and self-denial
which would deprive life of everything
which makes it worth living foe
Economy in France more than in any
other country, means a utilisation of
what America throws away, but it docs
not .mean a ' pinching prdcess of
reducing life'to a hirreHvxitence.. of
Just see the
stock of millinery)
merino underwear :
stockings, and a
choice lot of materia
Call and see the new
M. H. Steers.
liEAVE of Ausence. After a few
days Mr. Sinister will be absent from
Astoria until next summer.
J. Olsen will receive for the holi
days, the finest lot of jewelry ever of
fered in Astoria, and at San Francisco
e rices. Don't forget the place, Caufield's
rug store, Chenamus street
Wm. McCormick, dealer in fniits
from the farms of Lewis river, has a
choice lot of apples to-day. Corner of
main and Chenamus streets.
Eating apples 7." cents to $1 00;
cooking r0 cents: pears 75 cents, at Bo
zorth's. Call and satisfy yourself.
Splendid lamps, and the best of oil
at B. Alexander & Co.'s.
Crockery sold at 11. 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'5 and Hickmott & Bailey's.
Mrs. Arrigoni is furnishing good
rooms with board at from $( to $f 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 J. AT. Case's.
You can always get fresh oystew
in every style and at all hours, day or
night, at the Central Coffee Saloon, Coii
eomly street, between Benton and La
fayette. Thos. McFarland, proprietor.
Dry goods, millinery anil notions
cheap for thirty days at the Bee flive.
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 Squeinoqlist
street offers his services to the public oU
Peter Kuney is still in the markefe
with all kinds of "building materials in
his line. lias just received 100.000 latht
2,000 bushels of sand, and a large stock
of first quality of brick at his warehouse
foot of Denton street.
The ''Danco of Life.' an answer
to the Dance of Death, by Mrs. J. II.
Bowers. For sale at the City Book Store.
Single men feel like marrying
when they see the Jledallion range at
Magnus C. Crosby's.
Board and lodging by the day or
week at the Astoria Beer Hall, Main
street, Astoria. Peter Daviscourt, pro
prietor. ...Fresh oysters in every style at
White wire goods in every style,
at Magnus C. Crosby's.
Dr. B. B. Frecland has located per
manently in Astoria for the practice of
dentistry. Office in Shuster's building,
on Cass street, next door to The Asto-ki-VN
33 For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an easy shave, go to Gillespie at Par
ker House Batus. Hair cutting, sham
pooning, and dyeing.
ANOTHER VICTORY GAINED IX FA
VOR OF SPECIE PAYMENTS.
After this date, com will be used for
cliange, and tickets dispensed with; all
drinks and cigars five and ten cents, at
the -Chicago House, Main street, Astoria.
Astoria, Oct. 3, 1877.
COySTANlVA' ON HAND.
Lupulin yeast gems, unique flower
pots, troekcry and glass wire, chinaware.
holiday goods &c, &c. Besides the best
assortment of groceries, dried fruits and
other things too numerous to mention.
Sold cheap for cash. J. W. Geaiwiakt.
Canary Birds. for sale at Giiles
pie't?, Parker houe baths.
J. Steauss is fully prepared to sell
you the best of teas cheaper than vow.
have ever bought on this coast,
Sinr-MAHTEit's Beading fiooii.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 omce next
J. SxitAuss has just received a
large lot of Aiden dried apples, pears,
plums, blackberries, raspberries and
pitless cherries, which he will sell very
low, to make room for more which will
arrive on the steamer Chester.
There is a good market in Oregon for
agricultural products, owing to shori
transportation to the PaciGc Ocean, and
direct exportation to all parts of the
world. Bailroad facilities. Navigable
riven, including the creat Columbia.
For 20 days only, I will sell crock- -cry,
lamps, glassware, table and pocket-cutlery-
at San Francisco wholesale
prices, in 6rder to make room for one otT.
the largest and best selected stocks of the''
saiwekiBd of goods, now ontbe way
ffom.Kew-' 3ork, for J. SraAiisa, South'.
sirte flfJierixmVi3 street, Astoria, Oref on.
o&S cents, a
v and prely
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