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The Trustee and Annie Gee will
sail from San Francisco to-da3r for
Shoal water bay.
The Washington county agricul
tural society will hold its July meet
ing this year on the 3d and 4th.
The Sea Waif, owned in this citv
Iiy Mr. Geo. W.Hume, left San Francisco
on the lGih for the South Sea islands.
Mr. A. Y. Hamilton was in this
city yesterday and proceeded to the
City of Dublin in company with Cape.
Mr. A H. Sales is turning out a
very superior article of charcoal. It
is splendid for use in the culinary de
partment of hotels, residences, etc.,
for broiling purposes.
We are informed that the report
that Mr. C. A. McGuire had changed
his residence to Skipanon was rather
premature. He intends to do so, but
is yet in the city. His family are
visiting in Westport at present.
Mr. Gilfry went to work in his
new position in Washington, on the
11th. He arrived vat the capital city
on the 5th, and found the weather
very warm. Up' 'to the 8th he had
heard one old fashioned "down east"
thunder storm. ' ' '
The cargo of the ship McNear
consists "of wheat principally; she
will take 6,000 cases of fish, bow
er, and. tue total cargo ot aoout
,800 tons will load her to a depth
of 22 feet. She is in excellent trim
for a long voyage Her destination
will be Liverpool.
Some time last week, expecting a
cargo of brick at Portland, Peter
Runey dispatched the schooner Indus
try for them, and now comes the
word that there are no brick in the
Portland market. This is perhaps the
first time, in the history of our sister
-city, that such a state of things has
existed, and speaks well for the up
'building of the metropolis.
Go to May's Yankee' Notion store
for your fourth of July display.
In regard to the engine ordered
for Astoria Fire company No. 1, of
this city, we have been requested to
say that the committee do ..not feel
themselves in any way to blame, and
if people are found complaining so
soon, what must be expected when
the. engine arrives? It is now too late
to countermand the order, and we
may as well make up our minds to be
satisBed, whether it be satisfactory or
not. It was at the special and urgent
request of the company that the engine
was ordered as it is, and not having
such engines at the works it must be
made to correspond with the order,
lience the delay.
"Every Dog has liis day," is an
old saying, and the Astoria boys are
going to have a good time for once,
on the 4th of July. The same turn
outs and solemn processions of Fire
men and others, on ever3r public fes
tivity, though well conducted and ar
ranged, is getting somewhat monoton
ous, and we want something a little
dilierent this season; something that
will be enjoyed by young and old
alike; something that will take us
out of every day sameness, into a
merry gleeful mood; and we think we
have struck it this time right on the
head. We are to have one of the jol
liest, funniest processions, an ora
tions, ever had in Astoria. Every
thing thus far is advancing finely, and
if people will take an intereet in it,
and go to the 'organization meeting
Saturday night, and help along all
they can, we will have it sure. No
expenses are connected with it, to barr
any one out.
Boat sponges, wholesale and retail
at Dements drug store, Astoria. Five
thousand just received.
Keep your blood pure and your
Jiealth must be good, the great purifier
is Pfunderis Oregon Blood Purifier, All
AsrorjaidrjjLggists have it now.
Slioalivater Bay Fleet.
Yesterday about noon the sloop
Dolphin, and two otliur sloops from
Shoiihvater bav. arrived at Astoria
J seven horn's from Oysterville. They
will load with general cargoes and re
turn to daw
Capt. Flanders and Major Jas. Lo
tan returned to Portland from Asto-
uiu reiuniuu iu l oruaiiu irom n.
ria yesterday, having inspected (
tain Parker's steamer Kat'e Ci
and the new steamer R-isetta, at
Knappton, as provided by the laws of
Ilea's J..? ttitMsr.
Dispatches yesterday inform us that
the British bnrk Loch Fergus, Capt.
Cann, cleared April 10th (Void Jfew
Zealand for Portland, Oregon. Jfchis
i welcome news; considering that fne
Loch Fergus has been here fifteen days,
is nearly loaded for Europe, and will
not go to Portland under any circum
stances; it rather beats lightning
don't it. Try again old flasher.
The parade and other exercises
given by the Asloria Fire department
yesterday in honor of the anniversary
of Kescue Engine company No. 2,
were very creditable indeed, to the '
department. The procession in the
afternoon included the entire depart
ment, headed by the Astoria band.
A clam chowder at the rooms of the
company honored, and a party at
Meropolitan hall, ended the festivities.
The Itark Coloma.
We have seen it stated from time
to time recently that Capt. J. C.
Ainsworth and Capt. Noyes have pur
chased the bark Coloma, and that they
paid from $20,000 to 21,000 for her.
It is true that they have purchased
the vessel, the price paid was $22,
070. She is now undergoing chancres
which give her good cabin accommo
dations. What particular trade she is
to be enip!o3red in has not transpired,
but she will be placed to the best ad
vantage. Capt. Ainsworth's interest
is three quarters.
List of Trout-Flics.
Lovers of trout-fishing should call
and inspect the flies which Mr. C. J.
Smith has for their accomnu.dation,
at his store in The Astouiax bunding.
Following s his list:
Professor, Mourner Peacock Moth,
White Moth, White -Miller, Yellow Sal
ly, Yellow Jacket, Silver Doctor, Blue
Dun, Purple Dun, uray Drake, Tinseled.
Coachman, Spiral Ilenckle,Ked, Brown.
Green, Scarlet, and Ginger llenckle, Bed
and Tinseled Ibis. Fern Fly, Cinnamon,
I Jlack and Peacock Dun Medges, Murry
Fly, Brown Grouse, Bangely, and a
simile magnificent specimen of the
.Postmaster General Tyner Inter
view. A by-stander reports the following
interview between Assistant Postmas
ter Gen. Tyner and our Astoria Nas
by: Tyner, Why don't you wash your
self, and keep the office cleaner.
Nusby, Haint got no water; they
dont let us have water in the office.
I have made requisition after requisi
tion for water.
Tjucr, Why dont. you carry a bucket
full occasionally, 3ourself I
Nanby, I'm tired now packing the
mail from the street If we were al
lowed a gate so that we could drive
the mail wagon into the yard I might
be able to pack a bucket-full of water
from a neighboring hydrant, once in
a while, by stealing it from the water
The conversation was carried on
farther, but as our informant did not
wish to play the part of Fagan he with
drew. Mr. Tyner happens to be a live man,
and after ascertaining that the build
ing belongs to Uncle Sam he resolved
that the post-office in the principal
sea-port of this great and growing
northwest shall be up with the times,
and promised Mr. Chance, that, in
future, his requisitions shall not be
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police conn h. h.pakker j.
Bichard Griif7t, profane and abusive
language; fined $5. Sent below for two
Andrew Anderson, drunk. $2 50
4Now that the summer season is
advancing a pace upon us. let us take
a drink of that cooling, healthful bever
age, New England root beer.
Finest cabinets S3 00 per half
dozen; 5 00 per dozen, at Shusters.
Written for The Astorian.
In company with a portion of the
family of my kind friend, Col.
Taylor of Astoria. I went aboard
the steamer Oneatta last Friday,
and had a pleasant ride to Skipa
non, seven miles from Astoria, and
there passed in a wagon to Mr.
Morris', four miles distant. From
this point I examined the plains
and the beach. Opposite to, and
above and below this point for
sixteen miles, or the whole distance
of these plains from Clatsop point
to Ohama creek, the sands have
been blown lately from the beach
inwards; and all vegetation, and
even fencing, have been covered to
the extent of two thousand acres
of land near the ocean. All the
remaining lands of these plains
present a charming appearance of
a carpet of green. These plains
were taken up mostly thirty years
ago, m section claims. By an
agreement the claims fronted on
the sea one half mile, and ran
back, or east, two miles, each bav
ing 040 acres of land.
This gave thirty -two claims to
as many families. The formation
of thece plains leads us back for
perhaps centuries. They are called
plains;" but in reality high sand
waves, and troughs between them.
They are uniform throughout in
their length. The third trough
west, from the marshy lands, all
along on the eastern part of all the
claims is called the "Devil's Race
Track." But I did not see any
firery dragons or huge creatures
with seven heads and ten horns,
coursing alene: the track. Herds
of fat cattle and sheep were graz
ing in blissful ignorance of their
locality upon old Nick's race track.
Next da I passed the fine farm
of Col. Taylor, and arrived at the
large farm of Mr. P. Gearhart, four
miles north from Holladay's Sea
Side mansion. From Mr. G's. resi
dence, I went yesterday to the
high sand dunes west, overlooking
the ocean, and in near view of
Tillamook head. From this point
I could trace all the great sand
waves and troughs of the plains.
The first wave east is mostly in
the edge, and some timesnnside of
a dense growth of yToung spruce
timber, less than thirty vears old.
All along east of tha wave7upoh
which the road runs from Skipa
non to Sea Side, is a marsh some
four hundred yards wide, fed from
springs issuing from the hills near
at hand. Between the firsb and
second sand wave is a creek or
sJough of fresh water, which courses
northerly for ten or more miles,
and then rounds a point and passes
between two sand waves to the
west, and runs south and enters
the ocean at Clatsop creek. A
description of one section will an
swe for all.
In former aires these tall sand
waves and troughs were formed;
vegetation sprang up, rotted, and
so continued till a deep black
mould was formed, mixed with
sand. This soil is exceedingly
rich and fertile; never affected
with drouth, nor too wet for tillage.
Wheat can be raised upon it,
bat that crop is not as profit
aide as grass or gardens. Oats,
peas, beans; in fact all sorts of
vegetables, soft fruit and flowers
grow here to perfection in quanti
ties, and excellent qualities. The
entire plains, where not in culti
vation, or now covered with recent
sand, are matted over with a
strange, wild grass, which is ex
ceedingly nutritive and abundant.
It remains green all the year
as I learned, and out stock live
upon it. Sugar beets, mangolds,
and rutabagas, and field turnips
are cultivated for cow feed in the
winter, when it is necessary to
stable the milk cows.
The stock of all sorts seem very
healthy here. The main business
here seems to be dairying. Every
farm of a section of land here is
capable of furnishing milk cows
and their feed, for a dairy that
could turn off daily 150 pounds of
superior cheese during the nine
months of cheese making, and
forty or more pounds per . day of
very nice butter for three months.
At present there are but two reg
ular cheese factories on thesaplains.
One is run by Mr. Charles Butter
field, upon the large farms of my
friend, Mr. P. Gearhart, whose
son-in-law he is. There are 60
milk cows on the farm, 45 of which
give milk all the time. .. Three
men milk and tend the cows and
make the cheese. I examined the
factory and the cheese; and better
I never saw. These cows yield
one hundred pounds of this rich
cheese daily. The balance of the
milk used here daily is bought of
the neighbors around at eiirht
cents per gallon, which makes
daily thirty pounds more cheese.
The calves suck for ten or twelve
days, and are then fatted off for
veal, the whey is fed to the
fattening pigs from the cheese
presses. These hogs vield a hand
some income to the owner. As
the cows become too aged for
profit for milk, they are turned
upon the grass and fattened for
beef. Mr. West, a few miles north
of Mr. Buttrfield's, runs another
cheese factory; milks 60 cows
buys in milk, and makes two bun
dred pounds of superior cheese
daily. Most of these cheese made
here is sold in Portland, at whole
sale for twelve to fourteen cents
per pound. Some of it is sold in
The dwelling houses on these
plains are generally of fine appear
ance and tastefully arranged. The
ladies of these nice homes culti
vate many beautiful flowers. There
is generaHy an orchard of stand
ard fruits on each farm, and much
soft fruit is produced. The wild
salmon berries are abundant in the
edijes of the undesrowth alone
the spruce groves. The health of
the people on these plains is bet
ter than in any other district of
Oregon, or Washington territory,
or on the coast. Schools are well
kept in all these settlements here.
Wherever I went I was treated in a
most kind and friendly manner by
the settlers. Their market is
ma? nly at Astoria, but they have
the world's. market opened to them
bv comme-ce. D. N.
Notice Exl nonl'nary.
Yea fun lovmg Astoiiars take notice
that a g:r.ud ra'ly mei:ng of t.i;j Skv
h'h Fly Dufjinnys for the ex .-ao-ci-nary
celebration of our national bo'iday,
4Ji of July, in the grand old s'e of
Califonra, wi'l be held at. the chamber
of commerce rooms in ths city, at 8
o'clock, p. m., on Saturday June 2lst. for
finpl organization. An inv'Hu'.on to aU
resoecable citizens, and especial' soch
i.s have already s:giud, ;s exte ded and
a large attendance expected. Ili-yu an
in store for all. By order of
Gras Mocaf., President.
I. M. A. Plotter. Secretary.
Dr. Mlntic'n phrcf Icum A Compound
Extract of ISuchn.
Dr. Mintie's Nephreticum works won
ders. In all cases of Dropsy, Bright's
Disease. Kidney, Bladder and Urinary
Complaints, or Betention of Urine, these
troubles are entirely cured by the Xe-
Klireticum. Female Weakness, Gravel,
iabetes, pain in the hack, side and loin
are cured, when all other medicines
See what the druggists of Portland
and San Francisco say about Dr. Min
tie's Xeplircticum and English Dande
"AYe have sold a large amount of Dr.
Mintie's medicines; the English Dan
delion Pills; also the Nephreticum. and
in all cases they are highly spoken of
and give entire satisfaction.''
John A.Childs, druggist, Second street,
C. II. "Woodward &Co., druggists, cor
ner First and Alder streets, Portland.
Abrams & Carroll, wholesale dru
gists, o and 5 Front street, San Francis
"We regard Xephreticum as the best
kidney anil blauuer remedy before the
For all derangements of the liver, use
Dr. Mintie's English Dandelion Pills.
For Billiousness and Dyspepsia, use Dr.
Mintie's Dandelion Pills. For Fever
and Ague, use Dr. Mintie's English
Even family should keep the. Eng
lish Dandelion Pills on hand.
Dr. Mintie's remedies will not "cure
all complaints," but if taken according
to directions, give immediate relief and
perfect a cure in all troubles for which
they are recommended. For sale by
R. F. Caulield, druggist, Astoria. Oregon.
There have been more cures of semi
nal weakness, nervous debility and par
alysis made by the wonderful English
Bemedy, Sir Astlev Cooper's Vital Bes
torative. than by all other remedies com
bined. Why will you suffer'? Send to
A. E. Mintie", M.D., Xo. 11 Kearny street.
SSan Francisco. Price, 3 per bettle:
four times the quantity, siu. iry a
Excursion to Pnset Sonnil.
A great excursion from Portland to
Seattle, W. T. and back, will come oil"
June 24. Astorians and all others in
this vicinity who wish to join this party,
will meet them at Kaklama at 11
o'clock of that day. and take the North
ern Pacific railroad train for New Ta
coma, thence to Seattle by the Pa-ific
Coast Steamship Navigation Co.'s boats.
A grand reception at Yesler's hall will
greet the party in the evening. This is
oneottne most lavorame opportunities
...J? Znr4-t.rw T)..rvtf- C?n.1 S.I.J.,. .kFTflnff ti
our people. From Seattle parties can
visit every place on the Sound. The
excursion is under the auspices of the.
M. E. church, and superintended by
Rev. Isaac Dillon. Tickets from Ka
lama to Seattle and return, only 3 50.
Children under twelve, half price.
Tickets good till July 13th.
Your complexion is sallow, and
cl-in vollnw irrmr livor is nffpntiul.
' Obtain'from your druggist a bottle of
l'lunuers uregon uioou i-urmer.
AROUND THE CITY
It is strange how Cody enn give
such a nice dish of Strawberries and
cream for 12K cents.
Adler has receTved a fine lot of
baby carriages, which will be sold at
. . . .Moved, seconded, and carried, that
Carl Adlers Variety Store is the cheap
est store in the city.
"Mr. J. Cody, on the roadway, is in
daily receipt of choice fresh fruits from
San Francisco and interior gardens, di
rect. Call and test them and buy some
P. J. Goodman, on Main street, has
just received the latest and most fash
ionable style of gent and ladies boots.
M. C. Crosby is prepared to do all
kinds of jobbing in the plumbing and
steam fitting line; also, bath tubs, and
water backs for stoves and ranges fur
nished on shortest notice.
The proprietor of the Chicago
house.whom everybody knows as apopu
Iar caterer, has fixed his hotel up in
splended style. It is all newly painted
and furnished, and is one of the most
attractive places on Main street. Call
around; every luxury of the season at
the Chicago house.
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
any outside workman. His work in the
cemetery here should be sufficient recom
mendation. Before you let your con
tracts for work of this kind it would he
well to call upon Mr. Stewart.
Fishermen can get a square meal
at any time, at Pike's restaurant, Unity,
for fish. Beferences: Fishermen who
have eaten there.
Ice Cream Candy, a la Paris, at
Adler's per Elder; also, a large assort
ment of other choice candies.
Now that building is reviving in
Astoria, bear in mind the fact that Peter
Runey is well supplied with all kinds of
building materials which lie is prepared
to dispuse of to all at very lowest rates.
When you are looking for a place
to amuse yourself, drop in at Max Wag
ner's, Great Eastern saloon, and listen
to the organ and take a glass of his fine
San Francisco beer.
Get your baskets tilled for a little
money at Bailey's.
Now is the time for cleaning up
our houses, and ornamenting them.
For this purpose you can find nothing
that will add to the appearance of your
parlors so much as a pair of those beau
tiful chromos at the City Book store,
sold for nearly one-half the usual cost of
such pictures. Call and see for your
selves. Fresh California fruit can be had
at C. A. May's on the arrival of every
Fresh fruits and vegetables at
Booms to let, by the dav, week, or
month, at Mrs. W. II. Twilight's.
Oysters served in every style at
the Walla Walla Restaurant.
Refresh yourself at the Soda
fountain of Schmeers confectioner.
Notions, candies and fruits of the
the best quality, at C. A. Mays.
Persons wishing to prepare frui
fishing on the- Sound, or for small nsh
will find a quantity of suitable twine at
.7. II. D.Gray's. It is just the thing for
trout and herring nets.
Mr. G. Hansen watchmaker and
jeweler of long experience, has perma
nently established himself in business
in Caulield's drug store, Chenamus
street, Astoria. Watches and Jewelry
cleaned ard repaired. Gems re-set. En
graving a specialty. All work guaran
teed. Give him a trial and he. your own
judge of his workmanship. He will
soon add to his stock a well selected in
voice of Watches, Jewvlry, Silver and
plated ware, which he will he able to
sell at very low prices.
Magnus C. Crosby is sole agent for
the Medallion Range in the Astoria
niarKer, wiucli is unquestionably the
best range on the Pacific slope. Call
The boss knight of the shining
Sheffield blade and a first-class hair
cutter, can be found at the Parker
House. Prices, 23 cents each for hair
cutting, shaving, dyeing, shampooing,
A full assortment of counter and
grocers scales can he found at M. C.
Crosby s, at bottom prices.
Ice cream, and fresh fruits of all
kinds at Schmeers, opposite the bell
tower. Also fresh oysters, in every
A new lot of full bound blank, and
receipt books, specially for use in can
neries, at the City Book store.
There is no use talking Max Wag
ner of the Great Eastern saloon is the
only mah to please his customers well.
He keeps the finest San Francisco beer
in the city, it sparkles like champaigne.
ITIOlt SALTC. 1 have received another con -?
Twenty Tons of Salt,
which I will sell cheap for cash, in lots to suit.
E. C. HOIDEN,
fcJ-tf Commission Agent.-
UOOT AXJ SHOE
Main Stkekt, - Astoria, Oregonv
ZS Perfect fits jniaranteed. All work
me a trial. All orders
Boots and Shoes.
All kinds of repairing neatly and
promptly attended to
MAIN ST., - ASTORIA, OREGON.
Water Street Roadway,
Near Ilume'a Cannery. Astoria, Oregon.
and all kinds
ing done to or
ALL SHIP AND ENGINE WOKK A