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oxit additional expense. Adurct&es man he
cianged axoftsv as tmsir&l. Lcarc orders at
Vc couMixti room.
A missionary for Sand 3 stand is
cxpactod to arrive ct Astoria this
Tlio abandoned hull of the
of Dublin is fast sinking out of
in the sand.
If you want to see a nice article of
New Orleans sugar and molasses, J.
Vrr. Gearhart has it.
The Roseburg daily Plaindenlcr
is on our table and it is a neat, spicy
little paper success to it.
The Yiola is ashore at -Dunkirk,
coast of Ireland, not Westport as pre
viously stated, and will be a total loss.
There was not a single arrival of
any kind from sea, at San Francisco
on the 12th. Such things often occur
We learn, from the physicians at
tending the cases of diptheria at Ivlr.
"Olsen's tha-c there i3 but small likeli
hood of its spreading.
After a lingering absence from
home the manly form of Capt. A: W.
Berry is again greeted upon the busi
ness thoroferes of Astoria.
In conseqneece of sickness the
proposed concert was postponed last
night, unti.i?next Tuesday, on a dis
patch to Mr. Peter Wilhelm from
Uannerymen and business men
in general "will do well to examine
Adler's new stock of Blanlc-boofo and
Stationery which he bought ;in the
East and offers at less than Portland
Snow is twenty inches deep at
Tho Dalles; the telegraph lines above
there are down; the .Cascade portage
is free but the boats are not running.
hi another column will be found fur
The steamship Idaho arrived at
Astoria yesterday morning 2i days
from San Francisco, bringing 600 tons
of cargo. .She arrived down on Friday,
and left again on Saturday evening,
after putting out 4.00 tons, and tak
ing in GOO tons, all in one day.
The steamer Empire sailed from
Victoria, British Columbia, for San
Francisco on the-oth instant, and ha3
'not yet arrived, says the Bulletin-of
the 14th. The Empire .grounded -en
a rock m the&ulf of Georgia on her
way from Nanaimo, and after getting
off had to put into Victoria for tem
porary repairs. Owing to the heavy
southeast gales which have prevailed
anxiety is felt concerning her -safety.
The bark John W. Seaver has
sailed froinSan .Francisco for Tahiti,
with several ship carpenters and iron
workers who will be employed in re
constructing the British ship Ada
Tredale. The latter took fire in mid
no.p.xn. it will "be remembered, on
October 13, 1877, while going from
.Androssan to San Francisco. She had
on beard at the time of the disaster
ooal valued at 1,G00, and tlie ship
vas worth 10,000. She was found
off the Society islands after having
drifted about in the ocean for some
months, towed into Papette by a
French transport, condemned, and
sold to James Crawford & Co., who
will reconstruct her. When recon
structed she will again sail under tho
British flag. While drifting about
the burning wreck was sighted by
averal vessels sailing in the south
" -Paeiijc ocean to and nm tfcia port.
Tlifc Terrible Snow.
BAD NEWS FROM THE UPPER
ONE MAN LOST IN AN AVALAN
CHE OP SNOW NEAR TI1E
ANOTHER MAN FROZEN TO
DEATH. ATsD STJ.LL ANOTHER
MAIMED FOR LIFE.
Details of the unprecedented snow
storm oast of the Cascade range of
mountains begin t arrive. From the
Standard of yesterday we learn that a
j man, name not reported, was lost in
an avalanche on Tuesday morning
near The Dalles, as lie passed from
Keates saw mill to the head of the
Hume up a gulch, for the purpose of
letting the water on.
Scarcely had he reached half way
to the gates whn a low rumbling
noise as of distant thunder was heard,
and the very ground almost felt to
quake. The poor man must have re
alized his fate in an instant, as deep
jsnov.s Irom man sides or the ravine
I came tearing and crushing dow n the
sides like a mighty deluge carrying
everything bcfoicir. With a mutter
ed prayer he sav earth closed from
sight, and for one second felt the
crush of ten thousand tons of snow,
when his spirit passed aroiy. All ef
forts to secure the body have been in
vain, as it is almost :is impossible to
reach ?him by digging as the coral
beds rtf the ocean. It must remain
where it is until the warm sunshine of
spring, which this poor creature will
never again feel, comes to meL away
his winding sheet and give its victim
into the hands of those who will ac
cord it christian burial.
Another party of five men, Thos
Parker, James Johnson, Welch, Car
son, and a man name unknown, were
overtaken by the storm above The
Dalles and took shelter in a
where they remained over night.
next morning, as the snow was very
deep, Parker, Johnson and Welch
concluded to return to The Dalles.
xVfter taking a few bites for breakfast
they started on the fatal jonrney.
They had gone not more than a mile
and a half when Parker gave out.
His companions then concluded to re
turn with him to the barn. The cold
was terrible. They worked with him
for a longtime, but found that all
must perish if -they did not leave him.
The trial to iliem must have been
great, yet they let him sink down in
the snow, where he sank into his death
sleep, and turned their faees on the
back track. When the men reached
the barn they were almost insensible
from the cold. They were taken to a
farm house, where it was ascertained
that both of Welch's .feet were badly
frozen. The farmer quickly mounted
'his horse and went to the rescue, at
the same time intenfiing to go to The
Dalles for a phytiaian. When he
reached the body, life had flown, so he
.took the corpse in front of him and
carried it to the city where, subse
quently, -an inquest as held and the
remains given decent burial. The
farmer could not get a physician, so
he hurried back to -the sufferer at his
home. He found Welch in great pain,
and beyond the shadow of a doubt
both feet will have to be amputated,
leaving him in nearly as bad a condi
tion as if he had shared the fate of
Tho Fat Boys Stylo.
Port Toicmsend Airpur.
The Orcgonian lias nothing to
offer in extenuation of our plain
statement of facts concerning its
course toward Senator Mitchell, and
the cause thereof; so it just repeats
that oft-quoted, lying assertion that
the Argus is the organ of the Cus
toms officials. In other words, it
adopts the you'er another policv
toward everything that it cannot
answer with argument.
The Standard says.: "We learn
that the law governing salmon, etc..
it is in every way constitutional and
will stand the strictest scrutiny in
courts. A question was raised as to
its constitutionality, but after a care
ful examination of tho beU legal au
thority it has been decided that it will
stand the test."
j5H?If a person orders his paper dis
continued , he must first pay all arrear
ages, or the publisher may continue to
send it until it 13 made, and collect the
vrliole amount, whether the paper- J3
taken Irom the office or not.
Specimen Clipper Ships.
The steamship Yanderbilt, con
structed for the man whose name she
formerly bore, was presented, as is
well known, by Mr. Yanderbilt to the
goverment during the civil war, and
did some service, but was found to be
too expensive as a naval vessel. After
the war she was sold by the govern
ment to the Howe brothers, of San
Fran cisco, who had her altered into a
sailing ship, which they christened the
Three Brothers. This majestic speci
men of marine architecture is one of
the largest merchant vessels afloat. She
has a capacity of 2,972 tons, and a
length of 331 feet. The first trip of
the Three Brothers was made from
San Francisco to Havre in 110 days;
thence she returned to New York, and
made the vyage from that port to San
Francisco in 132 days. Her specialty
is to carry grain, in which vocation she
has had . remarkable success. The
Three Brothers has a rival in the
David Crockett, and both these shins
are now the subject of much comment
in New York for the regularity witfh
which they make their .trips. The
latter is the fjistest sailerl She has
made twenty-four round voyages to
San Francisco and has never cost the
underwriters one dollar. The shortest
of her outward passages being 103
d?3 s, and the longest, 130 days. The
shortest homeward passage was made
in 94 days, and the longest in 115
days. The hist trip took 100 days,
which is considered good time at this
season. Her best sailing has been 3GL
miles in 24 hours, and GOO miles in 4S
hours. The latest performance by the
Three Brothers and David Crockett
was the departure of the former from
San Francisco, October 11th, and of
the latter eleven days afterwards she
arriving in New York "harbor three
hours ahead of the Three Brothers.
It was this feat which bring3 the
two ships into prominent notice, and
has caused them to be much talked
and written about. The Tribune says
that the Three Brothers is an object
of great curiosity iu New York, and
when in that port has thousands of
I.ETTER PROM CANADA-
Special to the Astorian.
Absrcorn, Quebec, Feb. 1. I had.
come to the conclusion that The As-torian-
had passed in its checks, but
yesterday three numbers came rush
ing into the post office in one mail
sack the greeting was cordial. News
from home, you know, is good for the
soul, or any other man. flPhree feet of
snow here yet, and sleighing is superb.
A young man and his wife invited
me to go to a -silver wedding party
with them. I accepted. The sleigh
was small, onhp one Beat, and three
of us was somewhat crowded. The
basket of provisons was put in my
charge. We.got along fine until the
sleigh ran into a hole and out went
the basket and me into it, head fore
most. I escaped uninjured, but the
pies were sadly demoralized. Frank
says he never saw a basket so full as
that one was. If I hadn't .went out
in such a huary I would have pulled
his wife out too.
It beats me that people will live in
auch a country as this. Thermometer
froze up half the time; no money,
and nothing in the shape of business.
One dealer in merchandise in Astoria
will sell more goods than ten do here,
but the people are enterprising and
gay. Sleigh rides and euchre parties
all the go. I shall start for .home on
or about (Feb. 10th, a cousin and bis
wifego with mo intending to make Ore
gon their future home. A great many
people talk of going, but very few
have the nerve to start. Dak.
Important fa the Lndlcn of An tor Is.
M rs. A. Ginder. next door to The As
torian office, takes pleasure in inform
ing the ladies ol Astoria and vicinity
thatslie has justopeneft a-weli selertetl
stock of Ladles underwear, and Chil
dren and Infants goods.to which ihe
invites th? attention of purdhasers.
Lodging nouBE Persons requiring
furnished or unfurnished rooms rcm be
accommodated at reasonable rites at
Mrs. Munson's Cheuamus t. Astoria.
ST"A newsnaper is a window
through which men look out upon the
world. Without a newspaper a man is
shut up in a small room, and knows lit
! tie or nothing of what is happening out
! side of himself. In our day the news
paper wiit keep a sensible man in sym
paihy with the world's current history.
It is an unfolding oncyulopedia and hAntt
IxxjX forever Issuing and never finished.
LETTER PROM HONOLULU.
SPECIAL TO TI1K ASTORIAX.
Honolulu, Jan. 7. Thinking you
might like to hear from the yacht
Falkinburg, I have taken the liberty
of writing a line or two. Wp arrived
here on the morning of the 4th inst.,
after a passage of 17 days from As
toria. The smoothest and moet pleas
ant voyage I ever made in my life.
The ocean from the Columbia river to
the harbor of Honolulu was nearly as
smooth as a mill pond. A nice breeze
and a fair wind the whole passage.
We set onr'royal when the tug left us
off the bar, and did not take it in
again till we were in sight of Diamond
head. My daughter enjoyed the voy
age very mucli, as also Mr. E. C.
Lord, of Portland. We all arrived
here in good order, in good health
and spirits; pleased with ourselves,
pleased with our voyage, pleased with
our gontlemanly Captain, and the
:yacht" that brought us safely over
The weather here is delightful I
can say no more. I can give but a
very faint "idea on paper of the beau
ties of these islands; they must be
seen to be properly appreciated. 1
shall remain here a month or two, or
until we gtt tired, and will probably
return via San Francisco. In the
mean time you may hear from me
again. Till then, adios. d. b. f.
The Oregon Central railroad com
pany have recently contracted for
another lot of steel rails at the Phila
delphia rolling mills, making, with the
amount secured by former contract,
4,200 tons, which is ample enough to
track the road from St. Joe to the
present terminus at Corvallis a dis
tance of fifty miles. Two thousand
two .hundred tons ihave already been
.rolled, and the first ship's cargo is
nearly completed, and will soon be on
the way to this city. Others will fol
low in quick succession. The com
pany has also contracted in the east
tor three locomotives, three passenger
coaches and two baggage cars, and for
axles and wheels necessary in the
construction of eighty box cars, which,
with rolling stock and motive power
ralready on the road, will put it in trim
'for the work of removing the next
-season s gram crop. Uontract3 nave
also been made for 183,000 ties for the
proposed extension. The locating
party is still in the field, and have al
ready definitely located its 'line to a
point some miles south of Aunty. The
company is now acquiring a right of
way, and as soon as this matter is
settled will commence grading.
AROUND THE OtTY.
Miss.E. C. Benedict liaving com
pleted the teaching of Mre. llhfkers
system of 'cutting and fitfmg ladies
dresses, and having lest fits in Astoria,
kikes pleasure in referring to Mis. T.
S. Jewett, Mrs. S. T. MeKean, Mrs. Eric
Johnson, and Miss Annie Jentis, fliey
eadii having learned the art. M iss Bene
dict will remain in the city for a short
time, and may be found at Mrs. S. T.
McKoan's, where she will continue to
give instructions as set forth in previous
A new lot of full bound blank, and
receipt hooks, specially for use in can-neries,-nt-the'OifyIBook
Get your baskets filled for a little
money at Bailej-'s.
"Fresh ovstera in every style at
! Schmeerr.'. See advertisement.
- A small house to let in a desirable
locality for residence. Inquire at this
Capt. J. G. Hustler wishes to give
everybody timely notice that if that
school tax is not paid within a few days
costs will curtainlyifellow.
Parties in want of good "Oflar
Shingles will do we'll to apply 20 Jl. C.
Comegys, Kalama, W.T.
Nick Squivalenee has concluded
that there is no millions in shipping
sailors, and he has given up that bus
ness, and is attending elosely to keeping
a hotel. Call at the Chicago House and
see for yourself.
Mr. J. Stewart stone and marble
cutter of Astoria will guarantee satis
faction to all ordering work of him, and
will do a better job for less money than
an v outside workman. His work in the
cemetery here should besufficientrecom
nieiidation. Jietore you let your con
tracts for work of this kind it would he
well fri call upon Mr. Stewart.
Call at Mrs. Derby's when you
-wish anv article in the millinery line.
"(Trimmed hats selling at cost.
Teter Rtmpy la still 4n the market
ovithmil'kinds of "building materials in
his line. Has just received 100,000 lath.
2.000 bushels of sand, and a large stock
of first quality of brh'k-at his warehouse
foot of Benton street.
If yon want anvthing'in the line
of Cigars, Tobacco. Nations, Fruits, die,
call at Fosters, on theTtoadway.
1 - P. J. Goodman, on Main street.bas
inst received the latst and most faah
, lr.nable style of gent and ladles boots,
' fhoes, etc.
1 -Fresh fruits and vegetables at
1 3cw invoice of. those Medallion
?kangci a Kanus C. Crosby's.
TJBVJBXS &. JOPMST.
Trucking, Draying, and Genera
Done to order, and satisfaction guaranteed
csrWood lor sale, and delivered to order.
i T. JtEI"J.
Comer of Front and A streets.
rORTLAND - - OREGON
tfiTLate "butcher in the Central Market.
rIAS. A. 3IAY.
Foreign anil Domestic Fruits,
Nuts, Candies, Yankee Notions, Toyb.
Fmet brands of
CIGARS AXD TOBACCO.
Chenamus street, - Astoria.
OCCLDKNT SITAYING SAXOOX.
Astoria Liquor Store,
A1TG. DANIELSOX, Proprietor.
Water st. Roadway, - Astoria, Oregox.
Importer and dealer in
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CIGaT,B.
Sole agent for the celebrated
Branch of MARX & .TORGENSEN, Tortland.
jlah Street Astoria Oregon,
71 Ell GM AX 0 BISTiKY
TEs5l,S(TFULLY CALL THE ATTF.N
j tion of tho public to tho fact that th
above Market will always bo supplied with a
FCLL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS !
Which will behold at "lowest rates, wholesale
ano" rct.'iil. Special attention given to suppij
D, K. Warren. C. A. McGimrk
Astoria Market !
Corner of -Chenamus and Cass streets.
WARREN & McGUIRB, Proprlotor
(Successors to Hobson J: IFarrsn.
"Wholesalo and Retail Dealers in alttclntts.o
Fresh and Cured Meats!
A full line of Family Groceries,
CANNED FRUIT. VEGETABLES, ETC.
tfff" Butter, Eggs, Cheese, etc. constantir
i3 Ships supplied at thelowest rates.
IT IS & POSITIVE TRUTH
That housekeepers can do better nv deallng-
with J. K. "WIRT, on Main street, as
he keeps the best of
FRUITS, CA7STDTES, NUTS,
LTQUQRS AND CIGAE&,
JERKED ELK MEAT.
And also from Clatsop every other day
FRESH BUTTER, EGGS, CIIEEeii,.
CLAMS, DUCKS, CHICKENS,
And evervthinj: that Is needed In the cook
ing line at the lowest livinpnces.
Call and examine before purchasing ete
where. J. K. WllTT.
CITY BOOK STOKE".
MAIN ST.. ASTORIA.
CHAS. STEVENS & SOIS
Invite the attention of purchasers to tbebr
stock, just laid In
The Finest Selection'!
The Cheapest Prices 1
The Greatest Worth i
LADIES' DIARIES AND PURSES
COMB AND BRUSH POCKETS:
CUTLERY, JEWELRY, CHARMS,
LADIES' FANCY BOARD. ETC.;
GOLD PENS AND PENCILS:
EXCELRIOR DIARIES, BLANK
BOOKS, STATIONERY, ETC.
SA11 goods sold at lowest casli prices.
CIIAS. STEVENS & SON.
CItv Book Store to Main street, two doo'K,
from the Honeer Restaurant, opposite ft ft.
bakery of Mrs. C. Binder.
And Dealer in
ALSO aaiPORTKB OF
CARPETS, OIL iCLOfEHS, WALL
PAPER, SHMESt etc.
g""All kinds of repairing promptly at
tended to. and furniture made to order.
52?a full line of picture mouldings awl
iiaiucH. brackets. window romices, etc.
?."Full stock and lowest prices, comer of
S:uemneaba and Main street. Aatoria.
A BARE CHAHCJT
T WTIJ, SELL ANY OR ALL OF TEE.
X following described property, va j
IfiO Acre, Sec 2,T. 8, X, ef JE. SreV
Also, In Olneyfl Astoria
X,ot 1, 2, 3, aod 4, in fcJock 79$
Lotn It, 4, &, and 6, in Uo& lt
5tt 2 aad 4, ia Block I2e? aad jta &.
in Slocfc 3S2; "
SorUi kaif of Slock &, 3 1-3 acreo.
, w D KVID IHQAIXS.
Astoria, Ortgco.Uec 0 137, -SWfcu