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TUESDAY,TIIUItSDAY AND SATURDAY,
M-onitot Building, Astoria, Oregon.
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L. P. FiSnKit, 20 and 21 Now Merchants Ex
change, is authorized to act as Agont for tho
Astoriax in San Francisco.
Any frieHd who fools an intorost in tho pros
perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for this papor, in procuring subscribers.
The A. F. Company have levied
an assesment of twenty-five per cent.
The contract for grading Wall
street is to be let on the 18th.
The bark "Windemere arrived
yesterday from Victoria, B. C.
Mr. S. 0. L. Potter has complet
ed his survey of Sand Island and
Capt. Flavel's new pile driv.er
will commence work on Mr. R. Hob
son's new wharf to-morrow.
It is said by sportsmen that trout
fishing was never better than at
Mr. S. D. Adair will soon have
forty acres of tide land reclaimed by
A large sized key was found in
town the other day. The owner can
have the same by applying to J. W
Eply and proving the same.
Mr. Gilfry, private secretary of
Gov. Grover. is stoping at the Occi
dent Hotel. Mr. Gilfry will remain
in town until Wednesday next.
Our townsmen Collector D. W.
Hare, Mr. C. S. Wright, and Judge
Philo Callender of Clatsop Plains, re
turned home on Saturday evening.
Mr. Sales, of Young7 s River, laid
on our table last week, an onion
raised on his farm which measured
fourteen inches in circumference.
The sad intelligence reached
Portland on Friday last of the death of
Mrs. Ben Holladay near New York
city on Wednesday last, the 10th.
It was & mistake however.
Schooner Carolita, Simpson mas
ter, arrived at Shoalwater bay on the
10th inst. from San Francisco consign
ed to Espy & Co., and will return with
a load of oysters.
Sloop Zepha, arrived at same
place on the 11th inst. from San Fran
cisco consigned to the Washington
Oyster Company, and will return
Col. G. H. Mendell IJ. S. A.t son-in-law
of Gen. Adair of this ciiy, had
a son born to him last week. Col.
Mendell is stationed in San Fran
cisco. Mr. J. William Welch purchased
wo lots last week in Shivery' s addi
tion to Astoria for $1,000 00. The
lots are the identical ones on which
the Astor Company built their fort
The Enterprise says: "We ac
knowledge the receipt of $1 from
Capt. J. H. D. Gray of Astoria, a mem
ber of the Oregon Pioneer Society, to
the Fleming Monument Fund."
The jDrcgonian says that the lively
steamer Oneatta has bee.i sold to
Robert Hume, of the Bay View Fish
eries. The sum paid was $4,000.
She is at pres2nt laid up at the fish
ery and will be used"to carry the pro
ductions of the fishery and in other
servicejas may be .required.
Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning,
Messrs. Howe and Stevens are
progressing in their wrork fitting up
the hull of tho Ettie May for a
schooner. She was formerly design
ed for a steamer.
The saw mill at this place is run
ning night and day, with two sets of
A gang of fifty Chinamen are
cutting timber and clearing land on
the island opposite Westport.
The frame of the new addition
to the cannery is up and will soon be
ready for shingling.
The Jane West is towing scows load
ed with rock for foundation purposes.
Mr. Ben Shinkle has received from
Portland an iron well and centre hoard, to
be put in his new boat. They cost 50.
Mr, McGowan is doing a rushing
business in the photographic line. T
A correspondent, writing to us from
Westport expresses himself thusly : "A
cotton blossom, by de name ob Louie, has
bin down de ribber a huntin fer de Hog's
back. He says he is gwine to start a brush
factory if he kin fine it." He further
says " this same individual was sent to
the logging camp to woTk, and one of the
men told him to get the cant-hook. He
hunted all around and happened to see
the old mulley cow, and a bright idea
struck him. ' Dat amimile can't hook, bhe
am got no horns.' He drove old mulley
up to where the men were working, when
Morgan says: 'What the d you doing
with that cow up hero ; where's the cant
hook?' Dar she am ; dat is de only ani
mile in this section dat ise see dat can't
Which P. O. is Meant?
We were a little mistaken in the
directions we gave in our last issue
as to the names of the Post-offices on
the Plains. The following is what we
wished to say:
Letters frequently come to the As
toria Post-office directed to " Clatsop"
or "Clatsop Plains." There is no
Post-ofiice on the "Plains" or in this
County having such name. There
are two post-offices on Clatsop Plains,
one at the landing on Skipanon creek,
called " Skipanon" the other some
fifteen miles down the Plains, at the
summer watering place, formerly call
ed " Summer House," but now called
Letters for people living on the
'Plains" should be directed to
"Skipanon," or " Seaside House," as
the Post-master must send them to
one or the other of these offices.
Ship Otago, 895 tons burden, cleared
from this port for Cork on Saturday, -with
49,345 bu&hels of wheat, of which amount
24,017 bushels were taken on below the
Wallamet river from lighters. The light
erage rates from Portland to Astoria are
1 50 per ton.
The master of the ship Otago informed
us that he would make a difference of at
least seven shillings per ton in favor of a
charter to Astoria. The lighterage, pilot
age, towage and delays above this place
coating fully that amount. Seven shil
lings $1 75, and to lighter the whole
cargo here, at the present rates, would be
a saving to the farmer of 25 cents per ton,
besides the Si 50 per ton lighterage would
all go to the river boats instead of only
a part as now, which would be much
better than paying i iver transportation to
foreign vessels to carry off out of the coun
try, depleting the finances of our State,
and cramping our own boatmen.
But if the grain were all brought down
in liver boats, 1 00 per ton would amply
pay for bringing it from Portland. It
should not however all be brought via
Poitland. When once on a river boat
below the cascades in the Columbia, or on
a boat anywhere in the Wallamet, and
intended for export, it should proceed di
rectly without handling or stoppage to the
mouth of the Columbia, thereby making
a saving of at lea-t 75 cents per ton to the
farmer over the present management.
Great diScuitv is experienced by ship
masters also in securing crews at Portland
and getting them down to their vessels
which, at the time of sailing, are here.
If the ship stopped here, crews could be
obtained here; not perhaps more readily,
but still as readily as at Portland, and
could be taken immediately aboard with
out the expenses of transporting and
watching them down the river, and the
delay of returning to Portland to make
good the loss of those deserting on the
Some ship masters have sent to San
Francisco for crews, which were brought
up by ocean steamers and placed on board
the ships, and others have wished that
they had done the same.
There is no sound reason for sea vessels
going above this place. It would be bet
ter for the State if our own people con
ducted the river transportation even at a
trifle higher rates, but when it comes to
sending abroad our money to have others
do what our own transporting companies
would do for less, it impoverishes our
citizens and acts the part of the foolish for
The United States.
Portland, Sept.' 4. Gold in New
York to-day, 11H; Portland Legal
Tender rates, 87 buying, and 88
New York, Sept. 11. It has been
decided to bring Irving here from
San Francisco, to see what he knows
of the Nathan murder.
The Northern Pacific Railroad Di
rectors, at f heir meeting in this city
yesterday, adopted the following,
Resolved, That the Northern Pa
cific Railroad Company locate and
construct its main road to a point on
Puget Sound on the southerly side of
Commencement Bay, in township 21,
range 4 east of the Wallamet me
ridian and within the limits of the
city of Tacoma, which point in said
city of Tacoma is declared to be the
western terminus of the main line of
the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Charleston (S. C), Sept. 11. The
mill owners of this city held a meet
ing to-day, and determined to keep
their mill closed until the colored la
borers, now on a strike, shall return
to work at the usual wages.
Washington, Sept. 12. The follow
ing dispatch was received at the
White House this merning:
Yankton, Dakota, Sept. 12, 1873.
To U. S. Grant, President of the
United States Gen. Edwin S. Mc
Cook was assassinated at a public
meeting last night by P. P. Winter
mute, a banker of this place.
(Signed) JOHN A. BURBANK, Gov.
New York, Sept. 15. The balloon
for Europe is being inflated, and is
announced to start this afternoon.
President Orton, of the Western
Union Telegraph Company, has been
informed that the office at Shreve
port, La., is closed, all of the opera
tors being sick with yellow fever.
Pacific Coast Items
Sacramento, Sept. 12. In accor
dance with announcement made yes
terday, Gov. Stanford and Mark Hop
kins addressed the railroad employes
at the shops this afternoon. Both
spoke at considerable length, the sub
stance of their remarks being that
the recent election having been de
cided against them the bonds of the
company are not now saleable in the
East and in Europe. Consequently
construction must be stopped, but
may be resumed in four or five years.
The workmen have been discharged
because there is no further use for
them, and others will be discharged
for the same reason. It is not the
intention of the company to remove
London, Sept. 12. G a. m. It is re
ported that the Carlist forces have
Sept. 16, 1873.
Rev. Dr. Lyman, of the United
States, has arrived at Constance to
attend the Old Catholic Congress.
Bayonne, Sept. 12, Cannon and
other munitions of war, for Carlists,
were landed yesterday at Lequito, on
the coast of Biscay.
Lisbon, Sept. 12. Accounts from
different sections represent the spine
disease as making great havoc.
The Pefmlntloii f OregeN-.
The Washington correspondent of
the State Journal, under date of Aug.
10th, makes a statement in relation
to the last census of Oregon, which
shows our population counting as
other States do is much larger than
has been heretofore supposed. He
says: " The population of Oregon, in
1870, according to the report mide
by the officers taking the 9th census,
was set down at 90,923. These fig
ures have since been taken without
question as the true population, but
only that portion classified by the
census officers under the head of
"constitutional" and "representa
tive" population, and is made up as
follew: White, S9,S19; colored, 946;
Chinese, 3,330; Indians, 318; Total,
90,923. According to the report of
the superintendent of the 9th census
published by authority as a preface
to the first, the true popula
tion of Oregon, in 1870, was 101, 8S3,
(of whom 24,608 were males, twenty
one years of age and upwards) made
up as follews: White, S6,926; colored,
346;' Chinese, 3,330; Indians, 11,278.
Total, 101,SS3. It will be seen by
the above figures, taken from the
official report of the superintendent
of the census, that in the " constitu
tional" and " representative" popu
lation of 90,923, all the negroes and
aU the Chinese in the State, and 318
Indians, are included, while 10,960
Indians are excluded. In the total,
or true population, all the Indians
are counted, as in other States, mak
ing the population 101,883."
From the folds of your snow-white pillow,
My love, my beautiful rise,
And come to the casement window.
Where the wind thro' the cedars eighs;
Star and planet are leaping
Out through the cloudless blue;
Planet and stars are weeping,
And wondering where are you.
The moon, like a royal maiden,
Sits on her cloud-built throne,
And the breath of the dainty tulips
From the garden paths is blowii;
Under the drooped narcissus
The bulbul sits and sings,
And the leaves of the rose are blushing
The dew from the wind's light winga.
Under the leafy casement,
Sweet, I am waiting still,
Watching the lamp-lit lattice
Till thy hand on the window-sill
Rustles the dainty rose leaves
That lovingly cluster there,
Sighing till somebody culls them
To twine in your dark"b"rowrf hair.
My own, my beautiful Nina,
Come, till my love I pour
Come, till I tell the passion .
My heart can hide no more
Till I sit in the rich, sweet luster
Of thy dark blue ej'es divine,
And bless in a blissful rapture
The hour that shall make thee mine.
Shine out, O shimmering planet !
0 panting shadow ! lie still ;
Methinks 'tis the rim of her raiment
1 see by the window-sill ;
Hush, bulbul under the roses !
Oh, rapture ! the hour draws near !
Silence, thou restless zephyr !
'Tis her step, 'tis her voice I hear !
"Do you think we have all gone mad, sir?
In truth, I wkh you'd leave off;
I'm dying to-night with a toothache,
And your howling won' t cure my cough ;
'Tis really stiange, 'tis monstrous,
How little of HMise remains, ,
Or even of common politeness, . , , ,
When.folks get love,on their -brains.V. ' 4
v. ! ;'
The Hon.JEIiram Smith, of Harris
burg, was nominated by theRepubli-,
cans at their convention at Albany
on Friday last.
They are experimenting with fe
male horse-car conductors in Savan
nah. An international Masonic congress
is soon to be held in Kingston, Can
ada. Iowa!s new capitol is to be built of
Minnesota granite, and will cost $2,
000,000. The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad
has started locust plantations along
its line with a view to provide mater
rial for ties.
A Frenchman has invented a pro-,
cess for making paper out of starch,
and hopes to make a stiff thing out.
The belle of Cape May receives
ten baskets of flowers daily from her
admirers. She is very beautiful and
likewise very wealthy.' '
A gentleman in Indiana, when ask
ed why he didn't marry and settle
down, feelingly replied that he
thought more seriously of being di
vorced and settling up.
A Grange is composed of a master,
overseer, lecturer, steward, assistant
steward chaplain, treasurer, secre
tary and gatekeeper, all gentlemen;
and Ceres, Pomona, Flora and a lady
assistant steward, all ladies.
Sylvanus Cobb, Jr., of Ledger fame,
passes fourteen hours of the twenty
four in sleep. Some declaimers
against his species of literature think
it would be' better for the youth of
the land if he would sleep the other
Rufus Porter, aged So, the origi
nal editor of The Scientific Ameri
can, is living at West Birmingham,
Conn., and is soliciting shares for a
flying machine of his invention.
Recently the authorities of Cam
bridge University and a town in
England were badly hoaxed. At
eleven in the forenoon the mayor re
ceived this telegram: "Lieut. Col.
Hamilton Crewe, to the Worshipful
Mayor of Cambridge: His Imperial
Majesty, the Shah of Persia, desires
to visit your university and town, en
route to London, arriving at Cam
bridge station about 1:10. Be pre
pared with escort and 'reception as
far as time allows." The unsuspi
cious mayor notified the Yice Chan
cellor and other university officials
and heads of colleges as well as the
public generally. The town council
was summoned, the rifle volunteers
called out, and every preparation
was made to welcome the royal Per
sian. Business was suspended, the
town was gayly decorated with flags,
and the streets were crowded. The'
Yice-Chancellor, the1 Mayor, the
members of the Corporation, and the
volunteers, w;ith some fifteen hun
dred people, .assembled at the
railway station. A carriage with
four grays was in attendence for the
Shah. At length the authority of
the telegram was doubtedj and after
waiting until half past two the May
or became convinced that he had
been the victim of a hoax. The tele- ,
gram "was written on an official form
and enclosed in an official envelope.
It had a blank stamp, the date in tho
centre of " Cambridge" having been
filled in with a pencil. The local
telegraph authorities had no knowl
edge of such a message, and asserted
that it liad never passed through,
their office. Many persons were very
much amused at the practical -.joke,,
while other citizens were very, an-,.
dignifct m i ' m u"
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