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TUESDAY ...:...r..rjY7ISiffiree?'quaTefs of-miilioSacres;- ' the necessftyffor i&tmgJrclLt.
-Vith.iifly-milcs-o. .. close intimacy existing between us
XOrdayi, begins the existence of a
makes it necessary that a few words
be said byway oy dfftroduction to
the 5ubli.c;'and some statement of the
course it .is to pur-sue.
i. The entire State of Oregon should
feel' im 'interest un-the establishment
of a paper at Astoria and with few
exceptions such is supposed to be the
cis& Astoria is the sea-portof Ore
gon less than one hundred miles of
railway, for tbe construction of which
the general government of theTTnited
States have made a munificent grant
.01 lands, is necessary to connect
this place with the "Wallamet Valley
Yindsbring the whole railroad system
of Oregon and Washington Territory
to one common center in Astoria.
Here the commerce of the Pacific
ocean may find a.port with sufficient
safe anchorage for perpetual security.
Here, on the most direct route be
tween Euroupe and the ports of Asia,
China, and Japan, may the heaviest
cargoes break bulk, for the speedier
transportation across the continent
of America by rail. Here may 'the
immigrant from over-crowded Europe
find an elysium in our fertile valleys,
wooded up lands, and undeveloped
ledges of coal, iron,, copper, silver
and gold. To be brief as possible, itj
is for the purpose of taking hold of
these topics, and discussing them in
a general jjay, together with other
mattcrsJntercstand benefit to the
State, tlfatfthis journal is established.
The people have long felt that such
an enterprise was needed here, from
the fact that Astoria is the most ac
possible port on the coctst; is more di
rectly on the through traveled route 1
aftel presents greater facilities for
shippingxtnd better inducements to
i'apitalia& than any other point in
thcnorthioGst; and these facts are so
little understood, even in Oregon, it
seems imperative that a paper should
be printpd here to advance and ad
vocate such interests for the common
good of all.
Politically we shall be independent
at all times. A thoroughly indepen
dent journal, which will address itself
to all .classes -of readers, can discuss
matters of public importance upon
higher grounds than partisan journals
and by treating facts for what they
are; manifestly exert a moral influ
ence that dfc is not possible to exert
through organs of party oi sect inter
est. Xo small degree of patient and
laborious work is required to do this,
and no light exercise oi true inde
pendence will be required, but our
effort .shall be to present such a paper,
and to do it successfully we trust that
we possess that quality of indepen
dence that will sustain us, backed by
the right, in maintaining a principle
to be advocated, and at the same time
prudence and judgment enough to
estimate the value of the end to be
attained by any controversy we may
be engaged in.
Xothing but the truth shall be ad
mitted into the columns of this paper
no advertisements of a doubtful char
acter .will be printed, and in giving
the yews in a condensed form, care
willnbe taken to exclude the sensa
tions of the day and give such that
thenio&t intelligent cannot find fault.
Commercial, financial and social top
ics will be discussed, from time to
time as subjects are suggested, and
whenever it is deemed most expedi
ent for the public interest.
A.great ,deal of timber is destroyed
cv.ery, year joy fires' in the forest.
Xor is this all we are informed by
a practical man that the intense heat
produced Toy -.burning fallen timber
dimply to clear the land, actually
-rtiiris -tire soil. ' People holnirn tim
ber to get iricLof it 'should make a
note of this item.
& 5 NUMbJW.1 f J f
On the Columbia river and YoungJs
bay, besides about thirty-five miles
rior rivers Iter 'gartecfr resources are
readily .accessable. r
m . the -soto.
About twenty per cent of the sur
face is a first class alluvial deposit,
and productive beyond all account.
The balance is generally of a clay
foundation 'arid densely wooded.
The county can produce five million
bushels of pciatoesannualiv, which
are worth on Vp aH'era&e twenty-eight
e'ents per bushel for the
MANUFACTURE QF STARCH. -
The sugar beet can also be raised
in endless quantities qn her rich
bottomlands, and. ',- 'nJ
brewer's barley , ,ut.
Is especially adopted thereto. Truits,
and soma varieties nf jrmimVln :-
ceedingly well oii the up lands, when
ALL KINDS OF STOCK ,'
Are much more healthy than in the
central counties of the State, and in
some sections the dairy business is
already a soure of considerable profit
and quite extensively carried on, for
anew region of country 'like this.
The even temperature in summer and
absence of great heat, renders Clat
sop the " Butter Maker's Paradise."
There are over 200,000 $cres of
In the county that will cut from thir
ty to fifty cords of bark to the acre,
(say eight million cords), worth, in
Portland, twelve dollars per cord.
Or, if consumed at Astoria, after de
ducting transportation on hides, a
clear saving of two cents a pound on
the cost of making leather; a profit
in itself sufficient to warrant the em
ployment of a million dollars capital
in the 'rough' tanning business here.
The tme value of our vast Hemlock
forests, while unappreciated, is al
most beyond computation., The
as an advocate,' a'nd the"Hon.
1 Hi MitchdHi;Tftr5niiV..C V'
leadeT 6f- liberal- RepubTicatfHicVs1' Mor
out at tiiatime, and retired wholly
from jpolitacsjfor nodndividual cxpar-.
ty errors oi our own ezcgpt.a,sphism
occasioned pn account ;o our way of
handling, the Oregon .Central-railway
controversy. . Party leeches, nettv
hangers on, have since followed bur
I j il lligji ffTater.'), JEtoirjgirator.
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Mortimer Murphy, who has been on an
.x-riiii?lun wuatiop, rcturneu Hist cvemmron
ro po soon, but will cany pleasant recollec
tions of.tlnstipfwiih- huftii''"i I V
AUmOER-ieo 40 First stM Portland.
"" T fcn. mufSfe.
A. B. RICHARDSON.
S. I. X. OILMAN.
VttK Corner of Frontand Oaksb..
iS Sn iVfvAl0?, Ic ? oJ
xiorses. fcales--A cdncwdnv nm s-ifiM.!,,,.
iti. 1 tt
The value of tlie manufactures of
'Washington, Jerritbrj ;as, shown by
the last - cefnsus; is45,Sdl-,052. She
ing industry of all the Territories;
Colorado being first.
TIDi: LAND SPRUCE
For ship knees, is another matter of
no small importance, as such knees
have been proven of superior quality,
and they are here in every shape,
size, and condition of fitness. The
tide lands themselves will yet prove
the most valuable in the State, as
they are so rich in productiveness,
and when reclaimed, grow such im
mense crops of timothy and other
tiie salmon Fisnrnirs
Of the count-, and those of the op
posite shore of the Columbia, are yet
but partially developed, though they
employ several hundred men, and
are the distributers of thousands of
Should be largely carried on here,
also, as the materials are at hand and
the needed facilities easily secured.
More especially should there be-
Built and equipped from the mouth
of this river, as Oregon would con
sume largely of the catch, and the
fishing banks are so near us that the
idle fishermen of the river could join
a cruise to the north after the spring
run of salmon, and thus supply men
of experience, and at a cheap rate.
THE COAL FIELDS
Of the south eastern portion of the
county will in time be developed and
give us an additional exporting com
modity. ' '
Till) VAST WATER POWER '
the various .streams . iunnin-
Steamer Shubrick. Iri accordance
with previous arangements the Unit
ed States steam Light-bouse tender
Shubrick, with Capt. otts, Super
intendent bf the 12th and 13th Light
house DistActs on board, came toAsto
ria on the 18th to meet Major H. M.
llobert for a conference on business
connected with the Light House De
partment. After transacting this
business the Shubrick returned, to
San Francisco, goin'g by the way of
Light-houses on Puget Sound.
Coast Survey. Capt. Cleveland
Rockwell, of the United States Coast
Survey, who has spent iiye -season in
this vicinity, has returned for the
purpose of carrying on operations in
continuation of the work this season.
He hopes to complete the work, up
to Kalama fromYeslport, 'in-- order
to get telegraphic 'communication
with San Francisco to correct'ialirude
and longitude as detailed by obser-
ato notice to -thoHcalth Officer In nriyvribla
tions of thtf foregoing regulations tbo Iaw villi
bo strictly enforced.' '
S. W.DODD, Health Officer, Astoria.
To Investors. Thof Northern Pacific!
Railroad Company has now builR enniriffi.il
ana put m operation, scarry 517 miles ofits
mam lino 5f toad through an exceUent c&ntf
try And along what, is known as the Tallfav
Route to the Pacific. The finished portions
already enjoy a largo and fast increasing
traffic, lho sections approaching 'completion
connect the chain of Lakes with the navigation
of the Upper Missouri and Columbia rivers
with Pugot bound, secure at once a large and
lr ,! .iS E5 anu ".tmc th0 Company
to about -10,)0,000 acrds of excellent averago
land in fee simple.
With theso accomplished results, the Com
pany offers, and is now rapidly selling its
hirst Morgage Bonds, for competing the
construction and.oquipment of its road acrcs
tho Continent. After careful investigation,
.. v.itwmiuwu muse Dcnas as a won secured
and unusually profitablo investment. Th'ev
nave b0-years to run; princinal and interest
aro payable m gold; the interest (soven and
throc-tengis per cent.) is equal now to -about
cvi.per defnt. m currency. The coupon "and
registered bonds can bo oxchanged for each
other, at the pleasnro of the holder. Gold
checks for tho somi-annunT inovocf h i,
registered bonds aro mailed to tho post office
address ot the owner.
Thcso securities havo tho following olements
of strength and safety: They aro the- obliga-
ou 01 a sirons corporation; they aro also a
mortgage on the Road, its right of way, equip
ments and franchises, and a first lean on its
net earnings.. In addition to this usually suf
ficient security, thoro is pledged for tho pay
ment ot tho principal and interest a Grant of
Land, averaging about 23,000 Acres per Mile
for tho entire length of tho Road. At the
averago price pbr aero at which othor Land
Grants have thus far been sold, this real estate
security will yield moro ihan SIW.OOO per
nulenoro than throo times tho possible is
sue ot bonds.
Tho Company has alreadv begun tho pro
cess of redeeming and cancelling its first mort
gago bonds, as, thoy aro nof being received,
at 1.10 m payment and oxchango for tho Com
pany's lands JAY codkp & CO.,
Philadelphia, 7rew York & Washington,
financial Agents N. P. R. R. Co.
Beaver Xtodge No. 35, I.O.O.P.
gg Moot oyory Thursday evening,
Jat 8 o'clock, in the Odd Fellows'
'in Wall, cornorof Cass and Joffej-son
. stroets, Astoria, Members of the
Order aro invited to attuncL- By o der, N. G.
. Notice tapPiJUrts, (and Ship" Masters).-.
4 ui'jriiuttfrouip master wiio sfi,al;,Qring in-
,10 tnorjortot .istonaany ship.orfvessel)having
on board anjyporsons, or goods infected with
Small-pox, .Clo;era, Leprosy, prf otlerconta
.gious acases,ior whick shaU have had nnl
tra"ck, aridwoulol to-dav'.preventus) board.any such infoctions during tho voxago,
irom expressing a free thoncht if thev C ' .-, " A.'ZTJ. Irom, ma b."i
conld-butye happen to beinafii XSP$
to chmusic" just as it pleases US, v'cssel bGl Smith's Point, and givo iiamcdi-
when we think it necessary, indepen
dent of any' of tli'em. In John K.'
IitchellvVe liave always found an
honqrable and 4 consistent party man;
a true friend tq the causQ he advo
cates, and one who has never stooped
to the sluniS'in personal villificafeiori
and abuse of another simply because
of political ambition and party differ
ences of opinion. John H. Mitchell
is a man to ba trusted. It may seem
necessary sometimes to dearboldly
with public men in -connection with
public matters, but it is never neces
sary to forget that private character
is private property, owned "by that
most sacred of aTl circles, the family
circle; and he who neecllessly assaifs
lt'Should be regarded as much a crim
inal as if he robbed the household of
its dearest treasures, or plucked from
it, for his own base uses, its fairest
nou er. w e do not regard all the pre
tended enemies of lion. John IT.
Mitchell as his enemies, nor all his
pretended' 'friends as friends in the
true sense, in the vicinity of the
east .where these highly sensational
documents seem to haye their origin
Mr. Mitchell appears to. stand yet very
high in the estimation of good men
and we believe that he will be clear
ly and fully vindicated, and exonera
ted fromthe false aspersions which
have grown out of the late exposures
concerning the most unfortunate cir
cumstances of his early life.
aSSftrtmnnf nfn....'. T
f- nf. l3.;..4- V.","".4' .V1 vnuuuritra, jl.iiuoi
., "xawucaieflriaboral advances, mndo
GharSes S. Wright,
AE!EFCol tr?mn l Chenamus
streets, Astoria, Good-? received on consign
ment and sold to the highest Bidder.
fPjEYSICIAISr AD STTBGEON
t t -;
. Dr. A. D. 35LL1S.
" QfficQonStarkiStrcet, Portland,, Oregon
Hi B. JlRKER,
u ,yr. r v ASTORIA, .OREGON.
trig-" Always Ready for Business."'
ATTORNEY AT L-A',
Office Tn Holmes' Building. Portland.
IvRUjMBIEN & GILBERT,
. ARCHITECl'S ANDDlUUGHTSjiEX.
Crco'3 Building Portland, Oregon.
rTho Best Ceunsel: tho Bost Draugh?
men; tho Best Afodol Workmen, and Scst
Fatent .Agent at ashinston.; tho onlv reliable
place to get your intentions- put through in
hort notice. . ,
FIREMAN'S BALL-At Progress ITalll Fri
. Wpvemns;July4tli,KW Tickets, $2 50
nnCii?V 5?ipp.ej;; A Gcniral invitation is
extended to all; Good Muic provided'
FIREMAN'S DRILL-Monihcrsof Artoria
Jb no Company No . wiro notified to"be
???fc this (TUESDAY) evening, Jnly'Wt,
lb., for Dull iBy order of tho ForkmTv
COME AND SEE
A J MEGLER, Chonamus street
Sawion Skipjiexts. -There is at
this time over one hundred tons -of
Salmon on the wharf here, shipments
from fisheries along the Columbia
.river. .The Ajax, trip before the last
cook away nearly 201) tons.
through the county 'is of no small mo
ment, as we aro so situated that every
vessel passing to or irom the Colunx
Ijia river touches us, and gives ready
transportation to.raw-matorial, or the
manufactured .article. ,
SEA SIDE KESOItTS.' ,' , ,'
Reserving an account of the attrac
tions at the sea7side and. the angles
sports; for another time", we dismiss
1 the subject by saying that the future
ux. viuibop county is,assurea,,ana that
reaping that which nature has so'
Capt. George Plavel, who has been
to California overseeing work on the
Tarketitine Jane A. Palkinburg for a
month past, is expected hdnie to-day.
Gen. John Adair' of this city has
been chosen one of the Vice Presi
dents at the. celebration in Portland
on Friday. j . ' 1 s ,
Judge S. E. Barrleaves here to-day
to assume the offico of Inspector of
- Customs at Oysterville, to which po
sition he was recently appeinted: 4
.Qen. A. Hardie, of WashiuctQu
cityD. C, Inspe'ctor General, of 0
has been spending a few days at Ai
rigotuVs. He ,'has, paid "an o'fiitjial
visit to Fort Stevens and Cape Disap
pointment. '; ' l '
MOTICE-Tho Citizens of Astoria will cole
brato tho 0th Anniversary of National
indopendonco m a becoming manner on Jj'Jtl
DAY, Jiuy Jth, im, by Oration, Reading the
of tho Exercises of tho da v will arnodr on
. v JL-rwiiiiGiiT,
Chairman Com of Arrangements
Declaration of Independence, Eirine
non, Vic Nic Dinner, &c. A full Pioj
The SEASIDE HOUSE,
MR. C. IT. DEXTER, Formerly of tho "Cliff
House." an 1-rancisco, announces to his
menus ami xiic puoiic that ho has leased tho
now and elogont Hotel recently erected bv
cn HQjIaday, Lsq upon tho site of tho old
bummer Houso, at Clabop Reach. Tho houso
is elegantly furnished, and possesses all mod
ern improvements. A Inrtm n! cnnn;n,.? ii:
iffiW?.0' fStenlivo Parior.
." j.uiiic, xiuuuia en since, otc, etc., all
well arranged' for tho comfoit of Guests. Tho
Grounds; aro beautifully laid out A half-milo
Race track, with Shell diivo; Croquet Ground
Children's Play Ground, Swings, otc. etc
Boats upon the creek; plonty of Trout lushing
a splendid Stable, with Saddle Eoises for
thosowhQwifor Equestrian rides over tho
Reach; Rathmg Houses, for Salt Water Bath
lngand, in fact, everj'thing necessary for tho
Pleasure Seeker, tho Tourist or tho Invalid
Ocean, Mountain. Fornsf.nnrl. HKwRn,
SYi?1 iv f iSaLihis110 ost Place of Resort
in tho World. Tfip climate is equable never
uojece to oxtroiucd of heat or cold-and one of
tho healthiest places upon tho Globe. Tho
lablq .will bo unexcelled, and tho subscriber
Pledges Wolf that nothing will bo left un-
uuuuiuriuo pleasure and comfort of his Pat-
Chenamus street,- Astoria, Oregon,
Pwtinres to oidor tho nest quality
of Boots and. Shoes Repaii ing of all kinds "Sa
jiiiLeeu mues -Nortawest of Astoiia.)
. At Unity, Uaker's Bay, W. T.,
THE UNDERSIGOT5D-HAS PURCHASED
tho above houso at this favorito ifesort.
Having thoroughly renovated and furnished
firSSSS ltn0yr at"aI' U wir bo kept in
Tho table will bo furnished with tho best tho
market affords. Preah Pish, Oysters and
Clams in ovorvsfcvln. 7il?n-TiniTic'TO;ii i o-.t
.tOtaakq guest comfortable. , f
111c above house is only ono and a half miles
iiviu. mo wcean Jieaen,- wnero angleis may en
joy hire spoit Boats, carrvinc nnq3(m
joy rare spoit Boats, carrying, .passengers,
wiU.pJy between Uintyand Astoria, connect
ing wuu loiUMDia itiver bnnte. ' h .wn
stages will run between Unity and Shoal
waterJiay, . , JQW mmTEll. lwg
chea'not rrfiirl hhzi-TTnfni i v. ci'
Prpo Cbadh to the House " '
c. B. COOK.
' B. C. Lewis of Clackamas county.
-returns tq. Oregon, to-day hy the 'Ajax
th Ins yvif e. This 'accoiihf s ' for his
cuuumi Miyiiii lu umu reueiiwy.
: 3ffi. D. Ifowsr oi:i;orijdifflaiea of .small
pox Saturday eveiiing, -.-H& cftbeasc,. was
contracted hy handling VifKblWroiiglft
hy the fcteamer quarantined here in llay
,Tho f:ist sailing Sloop j&
W. H.TWEDIGHT, ' &.
RMJ.0WE , , ......Mittter
Is now m readiness to Charter for Plpasuro
Pai tii, Freight or Passongers. Headquarter ,
Corner Jiain and Jefferson streets, Astoria.
pT THE CIRCUIT COU11T OFTnE STATE
2. of Oregon, for tho County of Clatsop. i
Margarot Brown, Plaintiff, T3. Allan Brown,
Defendant: 'To Allan Brown, defendant, In
.tho iianio of tho btiito of Oregon, you are
.hereby required to appear-ond "answer' th'o.
'r,mVlain.fc ma asast you in the abovb en--title,d:
action at thonexfr term of tho .above
entitled .Court, to-bo held nf. $:fnr;n p..,..
-andfetata aforesaid, on tho 12th day of Artnmt
lbj'i, and if you fail s0 to answbr tho Plaintiff
will apply to the; Court for thorelief demanded
. tiicrein, which ,iai divorco fioui. tho bonds of
matiimony with you. WALL. 2IcErA V "
J l u Kolicitdr for Plaintiff.
' V Adsiiaistrato's Nrtnr f l '
tT0TIOB'IS'tlBRBBYfItKEX THAT THE
AM undeisigncd Jhas beom appointed by the
-County Court for tho State of Oregon, for the
County Of Clatsop, Administratrix of the 6$
Itate ofiiJranldm Jvickerson. rinon.cmi 'lof.r
tsaid county-' 'All persons. indebted tosaitPc3-
tubw.uciBAjjj uocmea 10 make; p:ay:mont,
and all persona. Jianng- claims agdinsfsaides
jtato jarofhoicbjf. required o present th!sarko
tO me, UUly VCrifi Dili. afcMV,rnRinfnpft inl'iahnt;v.
in said county, within six months from this
da e m RUTHB.NICKERSON,
Astoria, July 1, Iblli-lw Administratrix.
(Kept on tho European Plan,)
COOK & AXDRUS. J .PROPRIETORS
Corner 3? irs t and'AIorrison steets, Portland.
JKopt on thgiJurppcan Ilan,)
ZDEBER &cHOLT0N PROPRIETORS
Cornor Stark -and Front streets, Portland.
American Exchange Hotel
j ' , ', ' .,. l'oitland Oregon.
QUiMBY & ERKIS....l.pRbpTiETORS
? PreoCoach'toih&lIoiisef ' i
Corner Pronfarid' ilorrionn f Mf z
J. R' 5PREXGE11. .!..:.:; yRIUETOR
WF!HE 0JEST TTfVptfT. TNT rnrD'cmra
'Al016-?017,0 do of briukirxPortnind!
rf -v. uumu ;uayeniences. ,
-hto tA-avoling p'fiblic.- aWood. meala Turaishod '
'pdibads-aiwaystcleanifc Hot And coldbnfh"
ESb.SS" a sooa qukt &