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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, Oct. 18, 1873.
TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
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perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
Limberger cheese at 50 cents a pound
First class laboring men and mechan
are in demand in Abtoria.
Very quiet elections everywhere
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oregon all same.
Capt. Mudge is busy framing tim
bers on Ferrell's wharf for the roadway.
One of the best boats in the Astoria
trade is the schooner Adelaide. Capt.
The California left for Sitka on the
15th. She towed the schooner Hera to sea
The United States steamer Shubrick
left these gay and festive scenes for Shoal
water bay on Thursday.
The British bark Professor Airy, and
the Boswell Sprague, at last accounts,
were in Valparaiso August 25th.
"We paid the farmer's wharf a visit on
Thursday. Some of the best materials in
the State are being used in the construction
of this dock.
The bark Mariano , 549 tons, is chart
ered in San Francisco to load wheat for
Liverpool, terms private. The Mariano
is from Manilla.
Mr. A. S. Mercer, in a private letter
to Mrs. M. states that the excursionists
from Albany to Astoria will probably ar
rive here Monday evening.
Captain James M. Spotts is tempora
rily relieved from duty as Inspector of the
Twelfth Lighthouse District, and ordered
to examination for promotion.
Mr. Kirkpatrick of Nehalem valley
delivered the poll books at the Count'
Clerks office in this city on Thursday.
The vote stands six for Hiram Smith, one
Tuesday evening next, at Spiritual
Hall in this city, Astoria Pire Company
No. 1, will give a public ball, in honor of
the Albany excursionists. The public
generally are invited.
Among the attendants at the funeral
of Mr. George Summers yesterday were
Mr. and Mrs. John Hobson, and Mrs.
Ownes, who crossed the plains with him
in 1843 thirty years ago.
The fact that the Hemlock tannery at
upper Astoria is pressed to its fullest ca
pacity to fill its orders for leather, is suffi
cient testimony that there is room enough
here for several more tanneries.
The schooner Hera, in the river but
four days, left with a 610 tons cargo of
wheat and flour last Thursday. This is
the quickest dispatch ever given to a ves
sel of her capacity in Portland.
It is understood that an extensive
cannery is to be established at Tongue
Point, by a- Chicago firm. Let them
come. Our Salmon export trade now is
greater than the entire commerce of Pu
get Sound do you understand.
H. J. Stevenson is- fixing the crooked
lines of Astoria surveys. They sometimes
baffle him, and when his flags are knock
ed down by mischeivous boys, on their
way to the Penitentiary, he can scarcely
resist the temptation to swear a little.
Some of the finest stavebolts that were
ever seen are being discharged at Ferrell's
wharf for export to Honolulu by the bark
entine Jane A. Palkinburg. Capt. Fla
Vel appears to know where to get the arti
cle. J . D Ehea of "Washington Territory
is getting out the most of them.
Nesmith's majoritj'- in the State will
be between S00 and 1,000.
Judge Barr left with his family for
Oyslerville yesterday,intending to to make
that delighful locality his future home.
Ben Holladay, Dr. J. C. Hawthorne,
B. P. Goodwin, and Dr. J. A. Chapman,
were in the city on Thursday. Mr. Holla
day has returned to the Seaside.
The weather is delightful in this region
and fishing and shooting was never better.
This is the season to enjoy Clatsop, and
the remaining visitors are said to be en
joying it. There are nine at Dexter's.
Captain Stannard, of the bark "Wind
ward, last Thursday presented Ben Holla
day with a couple of South American
lambs, born on board the shin. They are
said to be beauties, and will acid very much
to the attractiveness of the collection of
animals at the Seaside.
Up to last evening every effort to get
the schooner H. L. Tiernau oft the sands
below this city have failed. If no storms
arise she may be got off yet but in case
she goes to wreck we hope the disaster
will not be charged to Columbia jriver
bar. At the time of the accident she hacH
a good.breeze and could have come up all
right with a pilot on boaid.
Thursday evening last on Court street
in the vicinity of Col. E. P. Spedden's
residence some mischievous scamp placed
a slat of wood about twenty feet long,
three inches wide and an inch thick across
the walk in just the right position to trip
pedestrians and hurl them forward with
fearful results in case they should be go
ing up. It was discovered in time to pre
vent accident, and now the perpetrator is
wanted by the recorder.
Some people who don't know an'
better, have been stufi'ed by interested
ones with the idea that a "Wallamet steam
boat can't run to Astoria " could a duck
swim?" Out of 365 days in the year they
couldn't miss five of coming through in
safety. Of course such steamers must
have been made for Use, in the beginning
not mere shells made to sell. The As
toria boatman will put up a steamer that
can bring a cargo from Albany every
time you belter bet they caft, and no
darned foolishness, and they will do it.
"We understand that on his trip here
this week Capt. Jassen of the United
States steamer Shubrick again misplaced
the buoys at the Hog's-back. It does not
matter to the pilots wheie these buoys are
placed by red-tape process, they know
wnere me douoixi oi uie i river s, ana win
official comes along and moves the buoys
without consulting pilot about it, the in
cident is apt to mislead them and get a
vessel into a "scrape." This occurred
with Capt. Snow a few days since, and
some of the pilots demaiul that the light
house department shall point out to them
the reason why these buoys are misplaced,
Pred Gere, the "jolly good fellow"
assisting Mr. Stevenson in his survey of
this harbor, has placed upon our table a
copy of the Boston Gazette, dated Monday
March 12th, 1770. Pred, in his rambles
over Hoosierdom a few years ago, found a
copy of the original paper, which he bor
rowed, and went down to Chicago with it,
and there had it electrotyped, and from
the electrotpyewas sold an immense num
ber of this now curious paper. The copy
presented to us was the last one of Fred's
stock; and the electrotype was destroyed
in the great fire. "We shall preserve this
copy and have it bound with the first vol
ume of the Astorian. It contains much
that is interesting.
There was a very large attendance
yesterday at the funeral of Mr. George
Summers. The remains were conveyed
to Clatsop for final interment, near his
deceased brother, Pev. T. A. Hyland offi
ciating. Deceased leaves a brother in
Ohio who had been notified of his illness
and who may now be expected here soon.
Mr. Summers came to this region about
thirty years ago. He has always been
considered a public spirited citizen, and
up to within a short time of his recent ill
ness made very material improvements
about his place, and laid in a heavy stock
of goods. His age was 67 years. He
died on the morning of the 15th inst.
Among the remarkable gas wells in
this country is the Newton well, six miles
from Titusville, Pa. It was discovered
last year, and produces three millions of
cubic feet of gas every twenty-four hours,
the gas issues under a pressure of from
twenty to thirty poundes per square inch,
and for the most part goes to waste. Pipes
have been laid to Titusville, and some two
hundred and fifty dwelling-houses, shops,
etc. now supplied with the gas for illumi
nation. It requires to be passed through
naphtha, as it ia deficient in carbon.
It has been found that red cedar
chips and cloves sprinkled on a shov
el full of coals will clear a room of
Kate Pield is pronounced to "be a
compound of Mark Twain, John Hay
and Bret Harte, with a propensity
for puns which is beyond all control.
A New York .female who read
that the Hoosac tunnel cost $900 per
yard, said that sJe would have a
dress pattern oft from that piece, if
the old man did not lay Up a cent for
the next two years.
Lightning recently struck a tele
graph pole and ran along the wire
into the office at Coatsville, Indiana,
when the operator, seated at the in
strument, excitedly telegraphed back
" Don't send so d d fast!"
To tease Brown, of Cairo, a little,
his wife borrowed a neighbor's baby
and put it on her doorstep and then
" discovered" it and went for Brown.
He said: " Why, I gave her $300 and
sent her to Chicago last week!" and
the joking wife is after.a divorce.
The sad effects of matrimony
were never more terribly depicted
than in a Kentucky town, the other
day, where a meek eyed man, who
had beepi married about a year, pa
trolled the village streets all day, try
ing to swap a meerchaum pipe for a
second hand cradle.
A Western Methodist has been
collecting tobacco statistics among
his brethern. He found that eight
leading members in a certain place
paid in one year $195 for tobacco and
$33 for the support of their pastor,
and were too poor to take a religious
Michael Angelo McFarland, who
spent $25,000 on the trial of his broth
er Daniel McFarland for the murder
of Albert D. Richardson, died recent
ly at Belle vue Hospital, New York
He was in utter destitution, without
friends, and was buried by his broth
er, living in Jersey City.
According to the report for 1S72
of the Eoyal Theatre of Berlin, Shaks-
eare still leads th classic st -
Germany. Of 278 performances dur
ing the year, seventy-seven were the
woks of classic authors. Goethe
and Lessing had each thirteen repre
sentations, Schiller eighteen, and
The Evening News of Portland
has been running its new dress for
several days past It is a neat ap
pearing paper, now the only objec
tion to its mechanical execution that
we can urge is that they use too
much paste, and too little paper in
wrapping it up singly for the mails.
Barnum has several Feejee can
nibals in his show. One of them has
quit and gone to carrying a hod.
His remark was: "Be jabers, I'd
rather carry my native hod, than be
a haythen at $20 a month." But
the number of Feejees remains the
same. An ambitious teamster was
immediately promoted to the vacant
Commodore Vanderbilt and A.
T. Stewart each lack but two years of
four score. George Law is three
score and ten, but he attends faith
fully to his immense interests, includ
ing the Dry Dock Bank and the
Eighth Avenue Railway. Moses Tay
lor is nearly seventy-five, and is re
puted to be worth $10,000,000.
The Baron de Cbamerollesj in
1827, brought a life ticket for the
Gymnast theatre for $200. He has
been a very constant attendant dur
ing the intervening forty-five years.
In the early part of last January he
was unable to obtain a seat, all the
places being occupied. He brought
a suit for damages, but has been non
suited, the court holding the man
agement not bound to reserve a seat
for their old but riotTery profitable
customer. - ' to?-'
The 1'x'ice of Gold.
Portland, Oct. 17th. Gold in New
York to-day, 10S; Portland Legal
Tender rates, 90 buying, and 9U
New York, Oct. 13. There were
significant services yesterday at the
conclusion of the meetings of ,the
Evangelical Alliance. In Dr. Hall's
Presbyterian Church communion ser
vice was administered by Episcopal
Bishop Cummings, of Kentucky, as
sisted by Dr. Arnolt, of Edinburgh,
Scotland, and Dr. Durner, of Berlin,
Germany. The Bfshop remarked
that in all his-ministry he had never
before communed with his Presby
terian brethren, but this should not
be the last time.
At Dr. Booth's Presbyterian church,
Pev. Dr. Freeman, of the Church of
England, assisted the pastor in the
administration of the communion.
Both churches were crowded.
Bishop Cummings, has written a
letter vindicating his own conduct
andrthat of the Dean of Canterbury,
in the matter of their communion in
Presbyterian churches. He says "I
deny most emphatically that the
Dean of Canterbury or myself, have
violated any Ecclesiastical order of
the Church of "England or of the
Protestant Episcopal church in this
country, or have been quilty of acts
of open hostility to the Discpline of
the Church. There is nothing in the
Ecclesiastical Order or Discpline of
the Church of England or of the
Protestant Episcopal Church in this
country forbidding such act of inter
communion among Christian people
who are one in faith and love; one in
Christ their great head. As far as I
know, the liberal Episcopalians of
New York rejoice in the action of
the Dean of Canterbury, and thank
God for it."
A suit is commenced against Dan
iel Drew, to restrain him from dis
posing of his property, which it is
alleged he is doing in order to escape
his connection with the Canada
Southern Eailroad bonds, which were
said to cause the failure of Kenyon.
Cox fc Co.
A committee to wait- upon Mayor
Ilavemeyer and see what could be
done about modifying the contract
system and give 50,000 persons work
who were last year depending on the
Commissioners of Charities for some
means of earning their own bread,
reported that the Mayor would do
nothing; that he said he did not care
if one million of people were without
a chance of earning a livelihood this
The President has caused an order
to be issued from the War Depart
ment giving full pardon to all deser
ters who may return to duty on or
before the first of January next, and
who may serve faithfully during the
remainder of their terms of enlist
ment. Memphis, Oct. 12. The streets xto
day are almost deserted. Few citi
izens are going to or from church.
There are no pleasure parties, noth
ing but hearses and attendants hurry
ing to the cemetery and quickly re
turning to receive other victims of
the terrible scourge. The ceremony
of burial has long since been shorn
of the solemn formality. To meet
the demands for the removal of the
dead, undertakers are required to
move with a celerity more becoming
merchandise transports. Occasion
ally a vehicle containing a Visiting
Committee of some Eelief Associa
tion passes at a rapid pace, but aside
from these the city presents a most
gloomy appearance. The Masonic
relief board report 56 cases on hand,
tho Odd Fellows about 40, theJKnights
of Pythias nine or ten, and the Fire
nien seven. The contributions are
reported heavier to-day than any
day during the prevalence of the
Cincinnati, Oct. 13. The Common
Council has appropriated $15,000 for
the relief of Shreveport.
Chicago, Oct. 13. At the grand
benefit in aid of the Memphis and
Shreveport sufferers at the, Exposi
tion to-night, the proceeds were be
tween $15,000 and $20,000.
The Philadelphia Ledger, which
is ever watchful in the iron interest
of Pennsylvania, is apprehensive that
"the feeling now existing against
the railroads need not be. long con
tinued, to beget hostility to the pres
ent tariff, to which tl e farmers will
soon give theij undivided attention.
The next cry will be, Down with the
Pacific Coast Kews.
San Francisco, Oct. 13. The ship
Elizabeth Kimball, from Port Gamble
for Iquiqui, beached on Easter Island
latitude 28, April 30th, and was a to
tal loss. A small schooner was built
on the island, in which the Captain,
his wife and the crew sailed to Tahiti,
and took passage for this port. The
ship William and Thomas, from Port
Blakely forValpairaiso, water-logged
and made Easter Island March 18th,
a total loss. ,
Some unknown miscreant entered
Stewarts' stable, Saturday night, and
poisoned thirty-three horses with
The police arrested four more small
boys for having committed fifteen
burglaries at the Mission and in the
western part of the city. They obtain
ed a large amount of jewelry, plate,
etc., in their raids. Every one of them
is a graduate of the Industrial school.
The Convention of the State Grange
met in San Jose at 10 o'clock this fore
noon. There are 100 Granges to be
represented. -Between 60 and 70 dele
gates are here. More arrived this
The ship Three Brothers has com
pleted her loading and has on board
the largest cargo of wheat ever afloat
amounting to 4366 tons.
Troops and Indian scouts under the
command of Lieut. Schuyler, return
ed to Yerde Arizona the 5th, after a
ten days scout for Delcnea and his
band, who deserted the reservation
nbout ten days since. They encount
ered part of the band at the mouth of
the east fork of the Verde and killed
fourteen warriors.. The exact where
abouts of Delchea is unknown. This
is about the tenth time he has left
Jacksonville, October 13. Major
Jackson, of the First Cavalry reports
that the Modoc captives left Fort
Klamath yesterday morning for their
new home in Wyoming Territory.
They'will be transported with teams,
under an escort of two companies,
to Eedding, and thence by railroad.
Everything was quiet at Fort Klam
ath. Weather here cold and cloudy.
Gen. Mart Brown Lost his Peach
es. Under the head of" "Let her
Pip," Mart gets off the follewing:
We last Saturday received the fol
lowing letter from Mr. Phiip Eitz,
the celebrated Nurserymen and fruit
grower of Walla Walla:
"Ed. Demecrat: Will you please ac
cept of a box of our Walla Walia peaches?
' PHILIP RITZ."
We were about to ejaculate in the
choice idiom of the aoorgwines "yu
bet!" snatch uo our bee-gum and
rush for the express office-, where we
supposed the luscious fruit to be
awaiting our order, when our eagle
eye happened to catch a hastily
scrawled postscript on the back of
the foregoing 'soul-harrowing and
"Mr. Brewn: Dear Sir I was just
ready to ship the peaches when the terri
ble frost of last night came and so damag
ed them that they will not carry ho far.
I regret it very much.
Mr. Eitz. in your most mournful
and despondent moments, when the
black cloud of disappointment rolls
over your soul with the crushing
weight of a leaden mountain you can
never know the black sorrow that
fell upon us even as would a wet
blanket, when we read this cruel
postcr'ipt. And ( there came a nip
ping frost, and blasted our peaches?
Blast it, why didn't you send 'em
along beforethe autumn frosts came
like the seried hosts of black crickets
which sometimes visit your native
heaths and blacken your vegetation
in their desolative and death-dealing
march? Why, O, why! but we drop
the curtain over so sad a calamity.
The San Francisco Bulletin says
that perjury is becoming common in
thejpurts of that city. The practice
of allowing persons to testify in their
own cases has not, it says, helped
the cause of justice, and has made the
conflict of testimony greater than it
was before, and not a week passes but
there arl'sme monstrous acts of per
jury committed, yefcno one is convi
cted of or punished for the crime.
Mr George Alfred Towsend, one
of the brightest journalist in the coun
try, and whose letters, signed ' Gath,'
have given him national reputation,
is to yisit the Pacific coast.'