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I-WEEKLY a STORM.
Astoria, Oregon, SaturdIy Morning, Sept. 13j 1873.
TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
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Astoiu x in San Fr.mci.-co.
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perity of this region, is authorised to net as
Agent for this paper, in procuiing sub-crib cis.
The Free Trade leaves San Fran
cisco for the Columbia river to-day.
The Kate L. Heron sailed for
lillamook on Thursday.
The grading of Benton street
will be completed in a few days.
Mr. John Adair, Jr., will return
to California on the Oriflamme.
The Hera, a three masted schoon
er, sailed for San Francisco on Thur
daw The Melanctbon is loading rail
road iron at Oakland for the North
ern Pacific Railroad.
Spedden Bros, will take their
new tug boat "Sedalia" to Portland
to receive her machinery next week.
Mr. Randall, C. E., expects to
get through his survey on the Hog's
back m two or three days.
A force of carpenters are busy
laying side walks on both sides of
"We decline publishing the poet
ical effusion of M. P. T. which came
to hand a few ""days ago.
A force of men are busily engag
ed on the Catholic Church. They
will soon have it enclosed and other
wise protected from the weather.
New seats have been placed in
the Congregational Church. They
add materially to its appearence and
to the comfort of the Congregation.
Some person dropped a letter into the
post-office a few days ago only mentining
the State (California) to which the letter
was to go and omitting to mention the
"We are informed the A. F. Com.
pain Js pile driver has been christen
ed " Philip Low." It will commence
work driving piles for the Company
in a few da vs.
The Emma Hayward has been
engaged for tliG past few days bring
ing grain from Portland to load the
Otao which came here from Port
land on "Wednesday.
"We are pleased to learn from one
of the proprietors of the Hemlock
Tannery in this place that the de
mand for his leather is constantly on
the increase. He has had to decline
nTing several large orders lately.
Mr. Spear, who recently sold a
portion of his claim to the Oregon
Packing Company, intends to build
for himself a handsome residence
about three hundred yards from his
The Oregon Packing Company
have cleared about two acres of
ground, and have already begun the
erection of their canning factory.
This company have a capital of fifty
A force of foirrteemmen,wereat work
ye-terday on the scow and pile driver be
longing to the A.F. Company. They
intend to complete it by the 2ulh inst.
The scow will be 55 feet long, 20 feet beam
and :VA depth of bole. Tiie gins of tills.
pile d iverwill be 65 feet high.
Mr. Joseph Eply has purchased
the team belonging to Mr. Chas. Ross.
Mr. Eply intends to employ his team
in grading streets, and simular work.
The steamer Idaho which sailed
from San Francisco on "Wednesday
last with railroad iron for the North
ern Paciffic Railroad is expected to
arrive here to-day or to-morrow.
The schooner Adelaide went to
the wreck of the John Francis on
"Wednesday and stripped her of
everything of value they could find,
such as ropes, chains, sails and an
chors. The Puget Sound despatch says the
matrimonial fever has raged terribly
among ihe maluie bachclois and widow
ers of that section for ihe past few months
and gives the following a3 some of the
v:ctims, Boon, Red, Stuait, Wingard,
and Yc-non. Miss SaUie Todd, Col. Ver
non's bride, is a daughter of Alexander
Todd, superintendent of the Castlenook
Flsheiy, on Steilacoom Bay.
The postmasier informs us that
persons directing letters to Clatsop
should either direct Lexington or
Summer House, and not Clatsop
Plains. "When so directed he doe3
not know which office to send to, and
so considerable delay may be occa
sioned in the receipt of letters by
Mr. Fred Colbert, who has been
living in the vicinitty of Chinook,
had his Salmon house and its con
tents burned up on "Wednesday last.
The fire was evidently the work of
an incendiary, as there had been no
fire about the premises for months
previous. There were ninety barrels
of Salmon in the house atrtrie timej
all of which was consumed or de
stroyed. Loss estimated, about eight
hundred dollars. Mr. Colbert offers
a reward of $100 00 to any person who
will reveal the culprit.
Occident, Astohu, Sept. 12.
Thos. F. Tilden, "W. Blasdbert, Miss B.
Luedsly, D. Dertz, Portland; "Wm.
Clements, and Miss Clements, San Fran
cisco; John F. Bruder, Knappa; R. C.
Nally and wife, Salem; T. S. Jewitt, As
toria; JohnHolman, Oyaterville; Floyd
A. Hanaker, H. F. Jessarp Charles Bad
ih, Fort Stevens; Ludui ig Landenberger,
The United States.
Portland, Sept. 4. Gold in New
York to-day, 11 LV; Portland Legal
Tender rates, S7- buying, and SS
Poiitland, Sept. S. Portland gives
Dingley (Republican) 1,571 voies for
Governor; Ticomb (Democrat) 95G;
Williams (Liberal Repnblican) 114.
iree towns give Dingley 13,864
u ftia-.-ivii' too -r
rib, 9,12 ll hams, 488. Majori-
ty for Dingley, 4.294. This indicates
a majority of 12,000 in a vote of about
80,000. The retu ns are still too few
to judge fairly. The Republicans
have elected their Representatives.
Lack of interest in the election make3
Chicago, Sept. 9. The most remark
able game of billiards on record was
played here to-night between George
Slosson and John Bessunger, both of
this city. The game was the four-bal I
on a carrom table two thousand points
up, for a stake of $250 a side, and was
w on by Slosson in fourteen innings,
he scoring 2,001 to Bessunger7s 210.
Time of game one hour and fifty min
utes. Slossou's largest runs were 063
in the second inning, 444 in the third
a.id 534 in the sixth.
Little Rock, Sept. 9. A private
dispatch from Shrevepot reports 204
cases of yellow fever.
Charleston, Sept. 9. Some ex
citement was caused here to-day by
a band of negro strikers, who visited
the principal mills of the city and by
threats of violence forced the hands
to strike for $2 per day. The employ
ers declined to accept, throwing
nearly 2,000 laborers out of employ
ment. New York, Sept. 10. F. Alexan
der & Sons, of New York, received a
telegram from Havana to-day, advis
ing them of a great conflagration
there, and of the destruction of a large
number of inhabitants, and appeal
ing to Americans for aid.
"Washington, Sept. 10. The Com
missioner of Internal Revenue has re
ceived a telegram from Deputy Com
missioner Sweet, of Springfield, Il
linois, stating that he has arrested
Deputy Collector Smith, and has war
rants issued for several others on
charge of being implicated in frauds
with Collector Hamper.
Moxp.og, Sept. 9. Judge T. S.
Crawford and Dist' ict Attorney Ar
thur H. Harris, of the Twelfth Judi
cial District, were assassinated yester
day by an escaped convict, twelve
miles southwest of "Winnsborough, in
Frankliu Parish, while on their way
to hold Court at that place.
Pacific Coast Items-
Marysville, Sept. 10. There is a
large attendance at Agricultural Park.
In the trotting race, best three in five,
for a purse of $500, the entries were:
"Jerome," "Geo. Treat-," "May
Davis" and " Oregon Jake." " Treat"
won the first money "Jerome" the
second and " Davis"3th'e. third.
Sacramento, Sijp 10. Prepara
tions for the State v Fair arerapidly
San Francisco, ept "9. The Far
mers7 Jute Manufacturing Company
was incorporated to-day. Capital,
Detective Lees and Chief Crowley
begin to believe there is some truth
in the statement of Irving relative to
the Nathan murder. Lees says Irv
ing has told some things which he
could not have known had he not
been connected with the murder.
San Francisco, Sept. 9. Jack Shep
pard will accomplish his walking feat
of 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours on Sun
day at 3 p. ar. if he lives. He is now
reduced to a mere walking skeleton.
The twenty-second anniversary of
the admission of California into the
Union will be properly celebrated to
day. The work of reconstructing the
steamer Yaiiderbilt into the ship
Three Brothers is nearly completed.
She will be -eody for sea by the mid
dle of November.
Seattle "W. T. Sept. 10. The Unit
ed States steamer Tuscarora, which
has been detailed to make the sur-
laving the telegraph cable from this
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nent, arrived here last evening from
San Francisco. She will make Cape
Flattery the initial point of the sur
vey. Foreign News,
Madrid, Sept. 9. Several officers
have thus far left the Government service
because military laws are not enforced.
Generals Gonzales, Ceballos and Pavia
have been promoted to the rank of Lieu
Paris, Sept. 9. A party of Mormon
emigrants have j ust arrived heie on their
way to America. They have been notified
by the Perfect of Police that if the3T attempt
to hold their religious exercises in public
they will bo expelled from the city.
An exchange says that Mr. Wil
son, wife or the late liou. Joseph G.
Wilson, has accepted the position of
one of the teachers in the Dalles
Vanity means emptiness, infla
Of all things, we would most dislike
to be called empty-headed; to avoid
being "so called, we should be con
stantly trying to improve our minds,
and to impart what knowledge we
may have to those around us, so
that, the youth of our land, may not
grow up with their minds "full of
Inflation is another phase of Van
ity. Whenever we see a person who
pretends to know so much that his
knowledge seems to be painful, both
to himself and all around him, such
a display of learning, reminds us of a
soap bubble which if it be handled
or examined too closely, will vanish;
then my young friends (as this article
is written for the young) let us never
pretend to know that which we do
not, and never ashamed to own our
ignorance, or ask information upon
As selfconceit is classed under the
head of Vanity, let us examine our
selves, and see if we cannot find, a
little, at least, concealed about each
one of us. We are very certain that,
by h close inspection, we can. With
some it may be very nearly smother
ed by good sense. It is said a plant
will not grow or flourish without air,
then, give your self-conceit as little
air as possible, and you may be able
to kill it altogether.
Vanity is generally applied to those
who are vain of their dress or beauty.
You certainly know that your clothes
will go out of fashion, and that time
will fade the fairest face, therefore,
we-would advise yon to give the
greater part of your time and atten
tion, to clothing, decorating and
beautifying your mind and heart, for
that part of us which outlasts time,
and grasps eternity cannot be said, to
go out of fashion or fade away.
The amount of work that at pres
ent is going on in Astoria is very
cheering to the citizens of this far
famed and rapidly growing city.
While scarcely anything is heard of
in other parts of this State and the
adjoining territory but dull times and
forced sales, with us time3 never
were better, as is evidenced by the
fact that property is almost daily ex
changing hands at advanced rates.
This extraordinary prosperity, con
sidering the times, is mainly owing
to the settling up of the adjacent
country, and the increased amount of
shipping from this port, and also the
man j' canning factories in and adja
cent to this county which have been
erected in the past few years. These
are some of tlie causes to which we
owe our present growth and prosper
ty. Never was there a better open
ing for immigrants in any country
than there is in this, especially in the
vicinity of the Nehalem Valley. The
land there is rich; the climate is the
very best. Chills and fever, which
abound in other parts of the State,
are unknown there.
To the manufacturer this section"
presents attractive openings. Hem
lock bark abounds here in limitless
quantities, which as every one knows,
is very valuable for tanning purposes.
Spruce timber also largely abounds,
and is being much sought after
for the manufacture of boxes and
barrels, and is now being shipped
from this port constantly to foreign
as well as domestic markets.
Here the woodsman may find con
stant labor in getting out cord wood,
and sfciange to say, notwithstanding
the complaint throughout the State
generally about hard times, a gentle
man who is engaged in the wood
business tells Ike writer it is impossi
ble to find white-men to cut cord wood
at $1 25 percord. So he is compelled
to hire Chinamen in order to keep
his wood yard supplied.
In view of these facts, there are
no people who have more reason to
feel encouraged than the residents of
Clatsop county, and we heartily in
vite others, who are .looking for a
place to settle, to come among us,
and we will assure them that their
labors, if properly directed, will be
Govern your thoughts when alone,
and your tongue when in company.
The fellow who said " Strike, buc
hear," goes about with his head ban
daged, and wishes he had said,
." Strike, but not here."
A sense of humor serves many peo
ple in lieu of wisdom, and keeps
them from making themselves ridic
ulous through print.
Josh Billings says: " I have often
been told that the best way is to take
a bull by the horns; but I think, in
many instances, I should prefer the
A Western critic, noted for his
softness of style, speaks of an " Indi
an poet who was recently sent to the
penitentiary for three years for plag
iarizing a horse."
" Pure love is monarch of all difi
culties. Beautiful and light-footed,
like the leopard it leaps thj chasms
of separation, and crouches delighted
at the feet of his own !' ' Just so.
There's many a person who tries to
be religious., but never tries to be
noble-minded, tolerant, polite and
Down at Beaufort," S. C, the men take
partners for surf-bathing as ior a dance.
A handsome young fellow plants himself
in the water and opens his arms as the
breaker is coming. A young lady flies to
his clap, and there remains safe until all
A Bennington daughter, whose dc
mestic nature is equal to her natural
simplicity, was invited by an Advent
exhorter to join his sect, get her
white robes read', and prepare to as
cend. " I canTt," the maid replied
"father and mother are going up
and somebody must stay and see to
"The Father of His Country,"
was something of a land grabber, if
owning a princely domain constitute
one a member of that f-aternity.
The Lynchburg Republican thus
describes his immense possessions,
which in their vast area rivaled thofe
of Friedlander in California. "I:i
1792, Washington owned 61,244 acre J
of the best land in Virginia, li-s
home tract numbered more than 8,
000 acres, and was washed by ten
miles of the Potomac; and other large
portions of his possessions were iu
Fayette, Washington, O.io, and other
counties in West Virginia. A very
large part of this immense estate, of
course, was uncultivated. The ripa
rian extent alone of his possession,
79J miles. The number of hands
employed in 1792 to work that por
tion that was under cultivation one
hundred -and twenty-six. His pro- '
ceeds from it were remunerative."
Letters to the following persons Tcmain-
cd uuelaimed at the post-office in Astoi'ia, t'
Sept list, 187.3: .
Olof Benson, Patrick Burke, ;
W. W. Grav, York E. Hime, -
Michael Lawler, Mr. Lcn Norman,
Mr. Len L. Norman, Z. N. Wan en. ,
-The distance between Astoria- .
and Cape Disappointment is fifrpp.ri
miles, and, from Astoria .to Clatsop
is seven miles. - . . -