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TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon.
D. C. IRELAND Proprietor
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L. P. Fisher, 20 and 21 New Merchants Ex
change, is authorized to act as Agent for the
A.STORIA.X in San Francisco.
Any friend who feels an interest in the pros
perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
The steamship California has been
temporarily laid up.
The steamship Oriflamme is expected
to sail from San Prancisco to-day.
Yesterday the Merrimac took a huge
raft of logs to the Cementville mills, from
The weather is perfectly delightful,
in this region. It is nice. "Who would
ii 't live in Astoria.
The steamer Oriflamme has been put
on the Oregon route again, and will uail
for Astoria to-day.
The average height of the oats on the
Klaskanine farm this season is six feet.
The head is well proportioned to the
Dr. Sparling'B boat, about which so
much has been said, was successfully
launched at Cape Disappointment this
A quantity of freight was on the
wharf yesterday for A. A. Q. M. at Fort
Stevens and one package for Major Stew
art of Port Sitka.
An excursion has been made up for
the Seaside to-morrow, by Dr. Kinsey.
The steamer Mary Bell will take the party
as for as Skipanon.
Parties hunting for terminal invest
ments can never do better than to invest
about Astoria. This is the terminus, and
it is not a bogus one.
There are still numerous visitors at
the Sea-side, and thejT continue to come
and go daily. Astoria has a good repre
sentation ot Portlanders here this week.
Mr. Kahn, of the firm of Kahn Bros,
burned out in the late Portland fire called
on us laist Thursday. The firm have rer
turned business on Carter's Alder-btreet
Wc understand that a concert, and
scries of tableaux entertainments is to be
given at Spiritual Hall, for the further
benefit of the Catholic church, being built
in this city.
The season for Salmon fishing has ter
minated on the Columbia river for this
year. The run being good all establish
ments have done a better business than for
any former period.
A ball wa given to the employes at
the WestpGrt fishery Thursday night by
Capt, West, on the occasion of the closing
of active operations for the season of 1S73.
It is said to have been a very fine party.
"Wo. are informed that the charter of
the Caravan has been transferred, and
that she will not now come here, -but is
loading at Yallejo with grain for Europe.
Our HogVback probably frightened her
Mr. Prank Taylor of this city, son
pf Col. James Taylor, ia announced
passing Odgen August 6th, en route to
this city from Albany, New York, whore
he Jias been attending p. law school, and
had recently been admitted to the bar.
Ho is just entering upon his profession,
and we bespeak for him success. After
vMtinsr hi tiiends and relatives here he
will locate permanently for business, at
tome point in this State perhaps.
The barkentine Jane A. Palkinburg,
owned by Capt. Geo. Plavel of this cityx
returned from Honolulu last Thursday.
She made the trip in twenty days, with a
valuable cargo on board, and will return
jn a short time. , Since leaving here the
Palkinburg -tiasHbeen thoroughly over
hauled, and is now in splendid sailing
order. Her cabin accommodations &re
ample and convenient, and & trip to the
Islands maybe made in her & pleasure.
ho reports that the Maria Crockard would
sail for Astoria the 4y after her jfygar
ture.' " . t , , Uf ,-
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Youngs River Falls.
The steamboat Mary Bell, Capt. Fisher,
left Flavcl's- wharf in this city at eight o'
clock Thursday morning last for a run to
Youngs river, with flbout as happy a
party of excursionists on. board as ever
left port for a visit and pic nic to any re
treat. To the Palls they were bound, but
on reaching the landing below, where it
became necessary to take the small boats,
in consequence of the narrowed channel
and many sunken logs, it was raining!
This fact caused many of the party to con
ider that perhaps the steamer would be
the most appropriate place to lunch, and
they would remain on board. The small
boats were launched, however, enough in
number to furnish comfortable seats for
all, and just then a ray of sunshine pene
trated the mists, betokening a favorable
change in the weather, and b, D. Adair's
boat pushed off with four ladies and three
of the sterner sex, intrepid voyagers, de
termined to complete their mission. On
they rowed up that most lovely and pic
turesque stream where bright waters mir
rored into unfathomed depths below, the
high blue arch of heaven and the border
brink with the variegated foliage,the spiral
tinned trees and rough uncultivated forest.
Occasionally a wild duck would divert at
tention from the sublime beauties of the
situation, the bark of some faithful watch
dog, or hunter's hound would appriseus
that we were yet within bounds of civili
zation, or some squawk would tell of the
habitation of mother goose. What a beau
tiful spot; what appropriate scenes for an
artist, were universal expressions with the
little party in that boat, when suddenly a
sound greeted the car: " They are com
ing!" " Thc37 are coming!" all exclaimed,
ana close behind us voices are heard, and
the sound of oars playing in the row locks.
44 Pull out!" sang the pilot meaning to
say " port oar," but he came from the
AVallamet only recently and consequently
could n't be blamed, but the bungled
command so convulsed one lady oars
41 man," who thought she was doing her
very best before the order to 4t pull out"
was given, that we had to steady down be
fore proceeding. Here we met another
difficulty, the "figure head" shifted posi
tion, getting one knee into a lunch basket,
which threw the whole party into convul
sive fits of laughter again, and in this situ
ation the astern boat passed us, reaching
the steak (we were to tie to) about thirty
seconds ahead of us. But we never com
plain on state occasions. That boat added
H. S. Sinister to the party with camera,
chemicals and plates, to photograph indel-
hbly upon our minds the event, and some
of the scenes wc should admire. Immedi
ately we set out for the Falls, reaching the
base in due time. Majestic, sublime work
of nature! The foaming cataract, the
dashing spray, the broad deep pool sur
rounded oy precipitous and overhanging
rocks, pronounce in favor of Youngs river
Falls as a desirable locality for health
giving and recreating qualities. Lunch
was spread and we all dined, partaking
heartily from well stored baskets prepared
by the ladies After lunch came fishing,
berrying, sight seeing, picture taking, etc.
It must be said with credit and honor to
Mrs. J. "W. Sell wood of Oregon City, Mrs.
T. A. Hyland and Miss Laura Adair of
this city, that they were the only ladies of
the party, (nearly twenty being on the ex
cursion,) who ventured and accomplished
the ascent of that solid basaltic wall, some
eighty feet high, and stood upon the brink
of the precipice, looking down upon the
boiling water, as it left the placid chain
of little lakelets to break into spray and
foaming sheets on the angry leap. They
were accompanied by two gentlemen, and
three youths, and after catching trout from
the upper stream, resting and sitting for a
photograph, returned to camp, resumed
fishing, etc., etc., until nearly three o'clock
when time admonished all to be away for
the steamer and homeward. Wearily and
reluctantly was the place left again to its
wild solitude. That last mournful dirge
of the Mary Bell (commonly called the
third whistle), was just dying out when
we reembarked, and prepared to hear a re-
Eort from that part of the party who had
een afraid of getting wet, and remained
behind. Mr. and Mrs. Munson, Miss Hol
der, Miss Munson and Mr. J. G. Megler,
had visited the falls while we were on the
summit. Mrs YanDusen, Miss Florence
VanDusen, Miss Boelling, Miss Rogers,
Miss Plavel, and others Joo numerous to
mention, accompanied by Mr. Wadleigh
and others visited the lUaskanwe, and re
Skipanon, returning about seven o'clock
in the evening, and every one retiiedto
their homes well satisfied wTith the trip.
"We are indebted to Mrs. Arrigoni for
a plate of choice ice cream and cakes, sent
to our sanctum on the evening of the party
at Spiritual Hall, when duty to our read
ers prevented an attendance. Thanks for
the kind remembrance.
Prof, and Mrs. McGibeny returned
form Shoalwater Bay lasfreveriing. They
have been having fine timea over that
Judge S.'E. Barr, Inspector of Cus
toms at Oysterville is in the city. Mr.
.Kearny also returned omnia kwav,1o Port-
Hand. '- -i ' A .wj
cuperafed on fruit and berries and lunches
in that direction. Before landing the party
Cant. Fisher continued the excursion to
Circnit Court Calendar.
The following is a list of causes entered
on the docket for the August term of the
Circuit Court for Clatsop county, Hon.
W. W. Upton, Judge, to convene in this
city next Tuesday, August 12th, 1873.
George Plavel vs. Ben Holladay ct als.
Strong and Page for plaintiff. Action at
Lloyd Brooke vs. James Taylor et als.
Strong for plaintiff, Thayer and Elliott
A. C. Farnsworth et als. vs. George
Flavel et als. Hill Thayer and Williams
for plaintiff, Strong and Page for defend
ants. Peter St. Andrew vs. Isaac Ebell.
Mulkey for plaintiff.
C. H. Bain vs. J. W. White. Durham
and Thompson for plaintiff, Thayer for
O. P. Mason vs. H. Lienenweber. Mas
on for plaintiff, McEwan for defendant.
Henry Lack vs. Wm. Palkinburg &
Co., McEwan for plaintiff.
State of Oregon vs. Charles Stannard.
Complaint of assault. Durham for State.
State vs. Lewis Curley. Selling liquor
State vs. W. H. Gray. Injury to road.
Durham for plaintiff, Elliott for defendant.
State vs. Charles Newman and Henry
State vs. Luke Taylor et al. Suit for
Carrie Anderson vs. Lewis P. Ander
son. Suit for divorce. McEwan for plain
tiff. E. C. Crow vs. Chas. Gibbons et al.
Foreclosure of mortgage.
Milton Elliott vs. Jas. Welch et al.
Foreclosure of mortgage.
John W. White vs. James Welch.
Foreclosure of mortgage. McEwan for
A, Hinman vs. James Welch et al.
Foreclosure of mortgage. Elliott for
James Taylor vs. John M. Shively.
Foreclosure of mortgage, McEwan for
P. P. Spedden vs. Hustler & Aiken,
executors of the estate of Cyrus Olney, de
ceased. Action at law. Mulky and Elliott
Milton Elliott vs. J. M. Shively. Action
on note. Elliott for self.
ADanbury agriculturalist made a scare
crow so infernally frightful that it not only
kept away the crows but caused a winter
killed pear tree to leave.
Movement of Vessels.
Following is a list of vessels on the way to
this port, and a record of the arrivals and de
partures up to date:
Bark Witterhovn on tho berth in San Fran
cisco, for Portland in Star lino.
Sch Maria Crockard, sailed from Honolulu
Schooner Hera, from Melbourne.
British bark Lieut. Maury, sailed from San
Francisco July 30th.
British bark Vesta, sailod from Liverpool,
British bark Shy let, Liverpool, via Victoria,
British bark Oneata, 5S8 tons, McDowell,
from Tyno via Molendo and Callao, arrived
from Molendo at Callao 22d.
British ship Lorotta, 1,044 tons, from Tyno
via Callao. Sailod March Gth.
British bark Duncairn, Chambers, from
Tyno via Bombay, Arrivod at Bombay prior
to April 22d.
British bark George A. Holt, Norton, from
Wear via Now Zealand, Sailod Dec. 20th, 1872
Passed tho Lizard Foburary 0th.
Bktn J. A. Falkinburg, Honolulu, August J
Tide Table for Astoria.
AugUPt. A. M.
0 0 41....
10 1 ....
11 2 24....
12. 8 15....
18 i.. 4 0i)....
14 5 11....
13 0 10....
lu 7 24....
...8 54 0 58
...4 24! 10 25
...3 018 .10 55 ,
...5 541 0 00 .
....0 508 1 10
ftotlce to Pilots, (and Ship Masters).
Every Pilotor ShipMastor who shall bring in
to tho port of Astoria any ship or vessol having
on board any persons or goods infected with
Small-pox, Cholera, Loprosy, or other' conta
gious diseases, or which shall havo had on
board any such infections during tho voyago,
or which ho suspects, from the bad sanitary
condition of the vessel may be capable of pro
pagating diseaso, shall anchor such ship or
vessel below Smith's Point, and give immedi
ate notico to tho Health Officor. In, any viola
tions of tho foregoing) regulations tho,l&wjnll
bo strictly enforced. S. W,DODD,M:D.,
. .!... t . ;- r Health Officcri-Astoria.
THE IiATEST NEWS.
Gold in !N"ew York to-day, 115 .
Portland Legal Tender rates, S5
buying; S6J selling.
A new trial of young Walworth is
confidently looked for.
Several new suits are about to be
brought against the Erie Kailroad
Senator Eances has been appointed
President of Cadiz, until the arrival
of the authorities.
John Lathrop Motley, the Ameri
can historian, has been stricken with
apoplexy, depriving him of the use
of one siae.
A dispatch from Vienna says that
the interview between the Count de
Chambordand the Count 'de Paris
was most cordial, and the political
situation of France was not rflluded to.
The New York wool market is ac
tive, large sales of California fleece
ranging from 25 to 30 cents. Spring
wool, 34 to 35 cents; Pall do, 25 cents;
pulled, 44 cents. The latter for
choice grades. Hops are quite steadv.
California,4752 cents. California
leather, light middle heavy weights,
26 to 27 cents.
An effort is making to procure a
public reception for Joseph A. Rich-
bald, the leader of the English ag
ricultural movement, who is expec
ted in America this month, to see for
himself if skilled farm sarvents are
wanted, and to provide for their
Among the arrivals by the Emma
Hay ward yesterday we notice Bishop
Morris, Hon A.S.Mercer, P. Low and
Mr. 'Powell, of Linn county. The
last two came to attend the meeting
of stockholders in the Astoria Par
mer's Warehouse company to be held
here to-day at ten o'clock a.m.
The Commissioner of the General
Land Office has decided that parties
desiring to acquire title to lands con
taining valuable deposits of iron ore
must comply with the provisions of
the Mining act, approved May 15th,
1S72, except in the States of Michi
gan, Wisconsin and "Minnesota, which
by Act of Congress, approved March
7, 1873, are expressly relieved from
A Victoria dispatch of the 6th re
ports the United States Revenue Cut
ter Lincoln going north to search for
further and more definite. tiding3 as
to the fate of the lost steamer Geo.S.
Wright and her people. Every cove.
inlet and bay will be entered and all
the Indian villages examined for tra
ces of the wreck and those who were
on board ofher.
Senator Morton has addressed notes
to his associates on the pointing a
full meeting of that committee in
New York city on October 1st, or the
consideration which shall effect a
change in the mode of electing Presi
dent and Vice President. Jt is in
tended to give the sessions of the
committee in 2?ew York a public
character, and several constitutional
lawyers and writers on this special
subject will be invited to adress the
A dispatch from Capt. Wells of the
Shanandoah, dated at Cadiz, August
5th, says: "Cadiz is in possession of
the government forces. The Insur
gents surrendered without fighting,
andthe city is quiet." He says nothing
about his conduct in that port. The
Department does not credit the tele
graphic statement of the 4th, that he
had ordered the Insurgeant frigate
Villa de Madrid, to abstain from hos
tilities, and that.that vessel remained
at anchor under the gun of the
Ben Buttler is explaining the back
pay business through the newspapers.
It is said to be an elaborate and his
torical defence of the whole matter in
reply to a letter of a distinguished
citizen of Boston. Every point is for
tified by numerous precedents, and is
one of the ablest papers he has ever
written. It opens with a defence of
the increased pay of the President,
whose salary was raised from $25,000
to ou,uuu uy tue Din, wmcii simpiy
equalizes the pay of the members of
both Houses; something that never
before existed. Under the old law
each member received his 5,00p
salary and $6 for each twenty
miles of distance traveled from his
residence to the seat of Government.
.Numbers of members drew millage,
whether they went home or not. At
the end of each session now 'each
member receives $7,000 and actual
personal traveling expences to and
from. Washington; so that the aggre
gate pay ol rnernDers is out a little
'above "what it was before, and inpro
.portion not so much as ih'times past.
Dr. J. C. Hawthorne and famrly
left for Shoalwater Bay yesterday,
Messers Geo. L. Story and D. "V.
Burnsides returned to Portland yes
terday. Mr. Saunders of Port Stevens left
for Portland on a business trip last
Miss Lizzie Anderson held the
lucky ticket in the raffle at the
Ladies fair, winning the Opera Cloak..
Ben Holladay has returned to
Portland. He is taking an active
part to relieve the sufferers by the
-Sheriff W. H. Twilight is very
busily engaged in preparations for
the coming term of the Circuit Court
Judge Brisco of Oysterville was
registered at one of the leading hotels
in Portland on the 7th. He returned
here last evening.
The friends of Capt. George
Flavel will be pleased to learn that
he is rapidly recovering from his re
cent severe illness. He was able to
be about the city yesterday.
Sheriff J. H.Whitcomb of Pacific
county, returned from Steilacoom on
the 8th. He made the trip through
from Astoria to Olympia in one day.
Took a team and went down to Steila
coom and back the next day, return
here the third day.
Last Tuesday afternoon Long Is
land was shaken as by an earthquake
by the explosion of two tank boats
lying opposite to Rockafellow's Island
City Oil Works. In three minutes
the flames had communieated to the
material stowed in the yards and
three square blocks were enveloped
in flames. Captain Mayer, of one of
the boats, and a number of others
were killed by the explosion, and a
great number of boatmen employed
near tho scene were obliged to jump
into the river in order to escape be
ing roasted alive.
Under a Cloud. A prominent citi
zen we learn reports that in the course of
a conversation with Judge Eice, a few
days ago, the Judge admmitted that the
location at Tacoma does not preclude the
company from selecting any other point
for the final terminus of the Northern
Pacific Bailroad, and that he was not
certain but that another location would bo
made at some future time. If this view
is entertained by the company and its
agents, jubtice requires that it should be
made known to the public now, Olympia
Investors. Th o
has now built, e.uipped
and put in operation, noarly 017 miles of its
main lino of road through an excellent coun
try and along what is Known as tho Valley
Route fo the Pacific. Tho finished portions
already enjoy r .large and fast increasing
traffic. The sections approaching completion
connect tno chain of Lakes with tho navigation
of tho Upper Missouri and Columbia rivers
with Pugot Sound, secure at once a largo and
profitable business and entitle tho Company
to about 10,400,000 acros of excellent averugo
land in fee simple.
With theso accomplished results, tho Com
pany offers, and is now rapidly soiling, its
Kirst .Morgago Londs. for completing tho
construction and oqutpmont of its road acro?s
tho Continent After careful investigation,
wo rocommond these bonds as a well secured
and unusually profitable investment. They
havo 30 years to run; principal and intorest
are payable in gold; the interost (seven and
throe-tenths per cent) is equal now to about
& per cent, in curroncy. The coupon and
registered bonds can be exchanged for each
other, at tho pleasure of the holder. Gold
checks for tho somi-annual interest on tho
registered bonds are mailed to the post office
address of the owner.
These securities haifilho following elements
of strength and safety: They are tho obliga
tion of a strong corporation; thov are al?o a
mortgage on the Koad, its right of way, equip
ments and franchises, and a first lean on its
not earnings. In addition to this usually suf
ficient security, there is pledged for the pay
ment of tho principal and interest a Grant of
Land, averaging about 23,000 Acres per Mile
for the entire length of the Road. At tho
average price per acre at which other Land
Grants have thus far boen sold, tins real estato
security will yield more than 8161,000 per
mile moro than threo times the possible is
sue of bonds.
The Company has nlreadv. begun ihe pro
co?s of redeeming and cancelling its first mort
gage bonds, as thoy are now being received,
at 1.10 in payment and oxchango for the Com
pany's lands. JAY COUKE k CO.,
Philadelphia, New York & Washington,
Financial Agents N. P. It. K. Co.
Comk to thk Fu.vru,v. Uno of the most at
tractive establishments in Portland is tho
drug and perfumery stvro of our old friend
Sarauol M. Smith, corner of Ash and Hr?t
stroets. Mr. Smith was for many yars senior
partner of tlje firm of Smith fe Davis. And,
betides bvisg a thoroughly practical druggi-t
and chemist is, withal, as genial a gentleman
as ever grasped a band in friendship. His
store iB fittwd up and stocked in a magnificent
manner -with r.ery thing psnally found in a
complete stock of drugs, chemicals, perfum
eries, o(c, But the feature par excellence i?
the sods, fountain, one of the famous Aictk
patent, an immense affair, a monumentreared
m marble and, silver to the health of the
thirsty. It ha deliveries, on opposite sides,
and can aeeoBnuodate a rush, it i stocked
wjth KitftfwHgK, Coagress, V ichy, Heluer and
diiferent iada of syrups. The cooling appar
artus i tar n4t perfect in use, and the pro
duetiof tkVfeiUi draught that 'surpasses