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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, Oct. 14, 1873.
TUESDAY, THURSDAY AXD SATURDAY,
Monitor Ihiikling, Astoria, Oregon.
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change, i authorized to act as Agent for the
a&ioki in can rrancico.
Any friend who feels an interest in the pros-
eritv of thn region, is authorized to act as
gent for this paper, in procuring Mibsciiboi.
The Webfoot, Orient," and Privateer,
were each at Sand Inland, Sunday, prc
pared for sea.
Schooner Elnorah, Avith a cargo of
stock from Skipanon, and the schr Annie
with a cargo of wood, arrived yesterday.
The bark Checola take.- 210,000 feet
of lumber from Knappton for Callao, in
stead of S00,000 feet, a mistake of the re
porter. The election yesterday in this city re
sulted as follews: For Hiram Smith 7G;
for J. "W. Nesmith 55 Smith's majority
Henry Berendez is one of the best
boot makers north of San Francisco. Give
him a call at his shop on Chenamus street,
near the Uustom iloue.
J. W. jVIinnaker is doing a slashing
business in duck shooting. Last Saturday
he brought in several dozen fine fat mal
lards that went off like hot cakes.
- The steamers Dixie Thompson, Fan
nie Troup, E. N. Cooke, and Oneatta,
were in this harbor Saturday and Sunday
last, employed as tugs, towing vessels.
The bark "Windward, Capt. Stannard,
with part of her cargo on board for San
Francisco, arrived in Atoria in tow of the
E. N. Cooke from Portland last Sunday.
Atr. AL AlcCreary, of Youngs river,
has laid an apple branch on our table
which shows the marvelous production of
forty apples within the space of thirteen
The trim little steamer Oneatta, Capt.
Charley Parker, -made her appearance in
this port Sunday with the bark Free Trade
in tow. The vessel is loaded with stave
bolts lor San Francisco.
Thirteen ocean vessels and steamers,
and four river steamboats, were in this har
bor last Sunday, two at Knappton, one at
Sand Island, and one off Tanzy Point. It
was a busy time for the pilot-.
Besides Bringing the Windward to
this port from Portland, last Saturday, the
steamer E. X. Cooke brought 150 tens of
wheat for the steamer Ajax, which com
pleted her cargo for San Francisco.
The United States steamer Shubrick,
Capt. Jassen, arrived from San Francisco
on Saturday, and will remain in these
waters about one week. She will o
northward from here, touching at Shoal
Persons wishing to purchase jewelry,
watches or silverware, would & well to
call in at !Mr. L. C. Henriohson's estab
lishment, Portland, before purchasing; he
is selling for thirty days afrcduced prices,
in order to prepare for an immense stock
vt't holiday good.
Parties in want of a' good boat are ad
vised to .patronize the home manufactory
of George B. SXcEwan, of this city. Jlr.
ZfcEwan is as well qualified to give satis
faction in this branch of business as any
man in the Pacific Northwest. The Custom-house
boat, and several others about
here, are evidences of his skill in tlus res
pect. John Jervis, a native of Canada, aged
about thirty-five years, an able seaman
and an excellent man, was washed over
board from the brig Perpetua last Satur
day about 12 o'clock, as the vessel shipped
a heavy sea coming into the river. Capt.
McDonald infoims us that the unfortunate
man sank out of sight almost immediately
and any efforts to save him would prove
The steamer California will leave to
day for Sitka from Portland. Probably
she will not leave here before to-morrow.
The brig Orient, barkentine Webfoot,
and bark "Windward, are each taking a
cargo of grain to San Francisco -for I.
Five vessels were taken in tow by two
steamboats for Portland last Sunday. The
Dixie Thompson started up with the Mos-
j cow, Theresa Bchn. and Rival, and the E.
. N. Cooke took the schooner Hera -and
i brig Perpetua.
Ben Johnson, another As toriaboy,son
of Capt. P. Johnson, has been designated
Master, granted a license, and taken charge
of the steamer Jane West. Success to
the Astoria boys, we sav. Some of them
j will become wealthy and influential men
;n :, -rvi- w
llme JNlaik tnat'
-The schooner H. L. Tierman, coming
in without a pilot, .struck the sands oppo
site Tanzy Point and stuck fast. She was
attended very soon afterwards by the tug
boat Vaiuna, and a portion of her cargo
i was taken out, but she was not brdusrht
about into the- channel again at 4 o'clock
p. m. yesterchvy.
The barkintine Jane A.'Palkinburg,
from Honolulu, and the ship City of Pari?,
from San Francisco, each c-imc up to the
bar Sunday. Capt. nubbard was placed
j on board the City of Paris, aud the tug
Astoria took the iralkinburg m tow for
Astoria, but was unable to get her over on
acount of rough bar. Both vessels ar
rived in good style yesterday.
It takes very little money to bu3T all
necessary school books if only you pur
chase them of I. W. Case. They are
selling at figures barely above the cost of
the white paper on which the books are
printed. The stock, too, is probably the
largest in the city, and buying of him you
have that advantage that you are sure to
get whatever 3-011 want without delay.
The Cliildrens' Service at Grace (Epis
copal) Church on Sunday, was quite inter
acting. The children sang and recited the
catechism well. After which, the Rev.
AEr. Hyland, the clegyman in charge,
preached a sermon to the children from
the text I Sam., II, 19, "and his mother
made him a little coat." The children
contributed 3 50 towards a baptismal
font, which is to be made of Bellingham
Bay stone. Similar services will be held
the second Sunday in each month.
A gentleman from the Fish-Hawk
settlement, on Nchalem, informs the
Yamhill Reporter that the road from
Washington county to Astoria, via Ne
halem valley, is making slow progress.
The State appropriated 20,000 in bonds
to aid in the construction ; these bonds
were first sold at SO cents, but have grad
ually depreciated to 30 cents. Tim simw
has been made as far as tho irinJ.-nninn
twelve miles from Astoria. The eighty
five miles of surveying have useo? up
11,000 of the appropriation. He thinks
the remainder will complete the survey it
Rev. P. C. Hetzler, Assistant District
Superintendent of the American Bible So
ciety, preached at the Congregational
Church in this city, Sunday evening in
behalf of the Bible cause. At the close of
the service the Clatsop County Bible Soci
ety was organized, -auxiliary to the Oregon
Bible Society. T. P. Powers was elected
President and Mrs. Inez Parker and Mrs.
D. K. Warren, Vice Presidents, Rev. W.
A. Tenney, Secretary and Charles Stevens
Treasurer. A depository will be establish
ed at once with Mr. Stevens, where all va
rieties of bibles and testaments can be had.
at co-t prices. Persons destitute of means
and having no bible, will be furnished
gratuitously. A collection of 15 was tak
en in behalf of the work.
From July ist, 1S72, to July 1st, 1S73,
Oregon sent to California 138,352 bbls.
flour, and 271.253 centals wheat. Last
year for corresponding dates only 92,230
bbl. flour, and Gl,052 centals cf wheat
were sent there, but fiom Julv 25th, 1872,
to March 29th, 1873, twenty -four vessels
were dispatched to the United Kingdom
from this port, carrying 4,300 barrels
flour, and 521,623 centals wheat, valued
at 8936,024. As twenty-four vessels were
employed la-t year, the increase being
more than doubled this season, about fifty
vessels will be required of the capacity
used here so lortg as it is necessary Joy
them .to go to Portland," and perhaps such
tonnage will be hard to secure. As the
Reporter has stated it: none are" offering
to go to Portland. The Three Brothers,
owned by George Howes & Co.. now
loading with forty-eight hundred' tons,
can load at Astoria, and she being equal to
four or five of the average kind required
to go to Portland that is the clas the
Ongon farmer should look out for if he
wanfc. or expects to gut the value of his
Rufus Porter, formerly of the
Scientific American, "has gone crazy
and is working at a flying machine.
The war Department have issu
ed orders to Gen. Davis, at Fort Sill,
to strike the raiding Cheyennes near
Pueblo as soon as possible.
Sixty cents a day is considered
good wages for a working man in any
of the European countries except
Great Britain, where the wages are
There are 20,000 drunkards in
Connecticut, and fifteen out of every
forty-one who have attained their
majority and died during the last five
years were drunkards.
The Board of Army Officers, de
tailed under an Act of Congress to
make a choice of a small-arm for the
use of the army, decided in favor of
the Springfield breech-loading rifle.
Seems as if we
had heard that name
Let s see, he lived in ' New York,
didn' t he, and was arrested for vio
lating the ordinance in regard to
firing off pistols.
A Duchman getting excited over
an account of an elopement of a mar
ried woman, gave his opinion thus:
"If my vife runs away mit anoder
man's vife, I shakes him out of his
preeches, if she be mine fadder, mine
In consequence of the appoint
ment of Dr. Eliza Walker, a female
M. D., as house surgeon in the Bris
tol England) Hospital for woman
and children, all the' visiting physi
cians and surgeons have manifested
the nobler nature of then sex by re
signing in a body.
The N. Y. daily Graphic says:
'Joaquin Miller's Modoc romance is
to be republished here by a Hartford
company and sold by subscription.
It is a pity the Modocs have been so
badly whipped. It would be curious
to try the experiment of inflicting
this book upon them and compelling
them to read it. Doubtless they
would have abandoned all their
otner grievances as pure imagina
tions. As it is, it is rather too much
to impose Miller's book and the Mo
docs upon us, and both in one ear."
A loosely waved tress of false
hair is now worn across the head,
just above the forehead. This pretty
fashion is welcomed by ladies who
have burned or worn off their front
hair in frizzing it, as this enables
them to smooth away their own
front hair out of sight, and let it grow
long enough to be parted in the mid
dle and drawn back in classic style.
There is a singular natural curi
osity in a lake in Vermont, consisting
of one hundred and fifty acres of land
floating on the surface of the water.
The tract is covered-with cranberries,
and there are trees fifteen feet high.
When the water is raised or lowered
at the dam of the pond the island
raises and falls with it. It affords a
fine shelter for fish, large numbers of
which are caught by boring a hole
and fishing down through, as through
uie ice 111 winter.
Mr. Ileiiry Bull- of Peoria, it is
alleged, was fed upon calomel and
blue pills by the doctors for a number
of years, so that finally he became
absolutely saturated with quicksilver.
The other day, while he was stand
ng by the side of the house, the sun
suddenly came out bright and warm,
and Bullbegan gradually to ascend.
He stopped at f lie line of the sill of
the second storv window, and hung
there, suspended in space, until a
thunder-storm happened to come up,
which cooled the atmosphere, and
then Mr. Bull slowly descended.
Now he has a graduated scale mark
ed on the gable end of, his dwelling, j
The I'rice of Gold.
Pop.tlaxd, Oct. loth. Gold iii New
York to-day, 110; Portland Legal
Tender rates, S9 buying, and 90
Sew Youk, Oct. 9. William Orton
was re elected President of the Wes
tern Union Telegraphic Company to
day. Detectives arrived this morning
with John T. Irving, who made a
statement in San Francisco that he
was present at the killing of Mr.
Nathan, in this city, 'about three
The Italian Government has con
ferred the Grand Cross of the Order
of Italy on the Italian Consul-Gener-al
at this port, in consideration of
his efforts to suppress the traffic in
A Washington special savs that,
owing to the small receipts .from rev
enue, the Treasury officials say it
will be necessary to issue $8,000,000
or $6,000,000 of the 44,000,000 re
serve, to meet Government current
expenses for the present month.
The trial of Stokes was resumed
this morning. Judge Davis sustained
the challenge to the array of jurors,
and the counsel for the prisoner asked
leave to withdraw it, asserting that
the investigation by them showed
that the panel was drawn in the us
ual way and without intention to
prejudice. The work of impanel
ing the jury was then begun.
On Sunday last, at the service of
the Lord's Supper in one of the Pres
byterian churches, the o'fli dating
clergy consisted of Episcopalian, Bap
tist and Lutheran ministers and rep
resentatives of other denominations,
elements being partaken of by mem
bers of various creeds and church
organizations, whose union forms an
' Some banks have virtually resumed
the payment of greenbacks. Mr.
Camp, Manager of the Clearing house,
auj a Liiuu since une issue 01 loan cer
tificates there have not been so manv
greenbacks as were seen yesterday
when clearances were made. A
Wall-street President spoken to on
the subject said he thought green
backs had become sufficiently plenty
to allow resumption. In case, how
ever, the pressure became too great.
the banks would no doubt hill back
on the plan followed during the
past two weeks as a measure of safe
ty. There seemed to be no reason,
he said, why the payment of legal
tenders should not go on. Trade was
prosperous ; produce men were re- j
ceivmg larger quantities of grain
that had'been received in any time
before; shipments of grain from the
West had been greater during the
past week than during any week in
the historv of the countrv. and all
this had been paid for in greenbacks.
Memphis, Oct. 6. There was heavy
frost last night, and there are indi
cations of another to-night, though
to-day there were no more new cases
ot yellow fever developed than be
e. There are GOO under treatment i
the affected district to-day. There i
111 uie anecteu district to-uav
were 42 yellow fever interments and
12 from other causes.
Kingston, X. Y., Oct. 7. The
weather has been very cold to-day.
Cars on the New York, Kingston arid
Syracuse Railroad, coming from Del
aware county, are covered with snow.
A snow storm began there at 4 o'clock
a. m. and ontinued nearly all daw
About eight inches has fallen.
New Yokk, Oct. 8. The Tribune
this morning publishes the transla
tions of two reports of the experts on
the U. P. I?. K. From the Tribune's
ssatement it appears that two years
ago the U. P. li. 11. attempted to ne
gotiate for the sale of large 'quanti
ties of its bonds in Europe. A plica
tion was made to the Union bank of
Vienna, and also to capitalists in I
Berlin, and the result was the ap- 1
pointment of two commissioners who .
came over to America and made a
personal examination of the road
and a part of the region through
weich it passed. Two reports were
maae; one to Berlin capitalists, and
the other to the Union bank of Vien
na., The reports present in a prttv
strong light, the advantages o the
V. P. K. E., and the extent of" the
traffic which the road must ultimate
ly obtain. They concurred in the
opinion that for 'some years alter its
completion the Company ,ould b
unable to pay interest on its bonds,
and. agreed in advising European,
capitalists not to invest in it. The
advice of the examiners was adopted,'
and the negotiotions with Berlin and
lenna fell through.
Tenino, W. T., Oct. S. The elec
tion held to-day in this countrv on
the voting of 200,000 bonds toward
building a railroad from this place to
Olympia, brought out a full vote.
There was some excitement but no
disorder. The object of the road is
to develop the immense coal mines
of this place, and to put Olympia in
connection with the Northern Paci- '
fie railway. The majority for the
railroad in this town is twenty. This
surprises many, as the heaviest op
position was expected in this place.
Olympia, Oct. 8. The question of
giving 200,000 county bonds to aid
in the construction of a broad gauge
road from Tenino to this city t was
voted on favorably to-daw Returns
are incomplete, but the" result will
give nearly 400 majority.
Washington, Oct. 7. The Assistant
Attorney General for the postoflice render
ed an opinion sustaining the action of the
Postmaster at Oirmha, regaiding the re
tention of mail matter and refusal to pay
money orders to one Slateiy, manager of
the gift concert. The above named party
went to Omaha a comparative stranger,
started a grand gift conceit enterprise," os
tonibly to establish a free library, using
the names of several prominent citizens
as directors in his conceit advertisement-.
The Postmaster at Omaha refused to de
liver, at Omaha, or pa3T any money to said
Slateiy. The action' of the Assistant At
torney General is based on the Act of June
S, 1S72, which makes it a violation of law
for any person to deposit in the" postofr.ee
any letter or circular of gift enterprise,
lottery, etc., intended to deceive the pub
lic and obtain money under false pieteu-ses.
The Albany Evening Journal says
of the Modecs:
" When Indians perpetrate murder thev
must be treated just like any other mur
derers. The killing of General Canby
and Commissioner Thomas wasnotwai,
but deliberate cold-blooded assassination.
In our dealings with the Indians the whites
are not free from blame, but no fault ex
cuses such murders as these, and no mis
take could be so disastrous .as that of pei-
muung mem to pass without condign pun
ishment. The Indians may not corhpie
liend the whole theory ofjustice which
calmly tries and deliberately executes.
But they understand enough that this mo-t
disgraceful and repugnant of deaths is the
penalty of treacherou crime, and tbv
would have interpreted any leniency as the
offspring of l:ai ' '
A man lately made a wager that
he had seen a horse going at his
greatest speed and a. dog sitting on
his tail,- and, strange as it may seem,
he won, but the dog was sitting on
his own tail.
The German press is a very
treasure-house of comical and eccen
tric advertisements. Some of the
papers make it a practice to cull the
choicest flowers from this, motly gai
den, and to offer them on Sunday to
their readers, under the heading
11 Comic advertisements of the week.'
Doctor Schwabe has made a collec-
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cllc JeailllS Berlin papers, classifying
them with true German diligence un
der several heads, giving the per
centages of each and making them
yield some very curious information.
We read of what promises to be thi
biggest book in the world. It is now in
process of manufacture in Paris, and vi,l
contain the names of all the inlmbitants wf
Alsace and Lorraine ? ho have formally
declared their wMi to remain F each sub-,
jects. The list is said to compile 3SO,otO
names. One hundred .and twenty-rive
compositors have been empio.wd on th ; '
work during the la-t three month-, it i
printing on seven piesses, and tkc vulumo
will include lU,lGj)pv No Jubt a va.L
ablewoik. It is evident New York will not
move rb enlarge her canal as long i.s
the whole products, of the West "are
torcert to go through it, or patronizA
her local railroads. She holds the
grateway ta the sealoard, and
shall haye to seek another route.
. -The cholera is slow'v wo ki-vg
northward. It hn rpnWhPil T.nm-J.
U.411 a i.i i - .:r:
jic aim uuier places on tne Win
river, rnd will probably soon he nerd
of in St. Louis. Whether regular
Asiatic, or of milder tvpe, it has
made havoc. at Memphis'and at other