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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morndtg, Oct: 21, 1873.
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TUESDAY, THURSDAY AXD SATURDAY,
Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon.
I. C.IREIjAXD Proprietor
One Copy one year.
One Copy six months
One Cwjjy three months
tk& Single In umber, Ten Cents. ul
One Insertion persquaro, 10 lines or less...S2 .")0
Knch additional Insertion, pers-iuaro 2 00
Yearly adv'ts icr month, per square 1 50
L. P. tf'isimt. 20 and 21 New Merchants Ex
change, i authoii.cd to act as Agent for the j
Asto u i vy m ban r raneisco.
Any friend who feels an interest in tho pros
perity of this region, is authori.ed to act ns
Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
One lot sold in Knappton last week
Pilot Eric Johnson is now employed
on the steam tug Astoria.
TVe hope the Fireman's Ball
evening will be largely attended.
The tug Merrimac is up to Portland
having repairs made to her propeller
Parties wishing Canary bird seed will
call at J. W. Gearhart's store. He has a
Case lias some very nice meerschaum
pipes. They are genuine, and when col
ored are the best.
Thirteen hundred dollar's worth of
leather was shipped from the Hemlock
tannery last Saturday.
Col. P. E. Spedden, who has been
absent for a week at Oregon City and
Portland, returned la-t evening.
Mr. H. S. Gile, of Pacific county, is a
member of the Olympia House of Repre
sentatives, and is at the Capital.
Residents may now prepare to receive
craw-fish. The next rain will certainly
produce a good crop, it is asserted.
A raft of 30,000 feat of lumber was
towed over from Knappton by the Varuna
Sunday, for the farmer's wharf.
Capt. Flavel has just laid in a very
extensive stock of ship chandlery. Twi
light says he can fill any order now from a
needle to an anchor.
One hundred and seventy-eight cords
of stave bolts are on wharves in Astoria for
shipment to Honolulu by the barkentine
Jane A Ealkinburg.
Prank Faber's coffee is a renowned
article. Call at the Central Market, Port
land, and give him
all the way from
The Tongue Point cannery will be
built. We understand that a wharf of
300 feet frontage will be commenced soon
uj tiiu uuuuuuLuis oi uic esuiuuslimeill.
-We understand that the remains of
Mr. Jams, lost overboard from the Per- j
potuaa few days since, came ashore and!
were decently buried at Clatsop, last Sun- ,
The schooner H. L. Tiernan came off
the sands in fair style with a fine breeze,
at high water Sunday morning, and we
are pleased to hear that she is not badly
The steamship John L. Stephens,
schooner Margaret Crockard, and barks
Rival and Windward, and schooner Su
Ierior, have all gone to sea, bound for
We invite attenton to the new adver
tisements Sam M. Smith, druggist, to
day. Sam lias a splendid stock of good
in hi1 line, and when you go to Portland
givchim a call. .
Morrison, Clay & Co., proprietors of
the Star Line Pacific Coast Packets, are
now sending vessels regularly to Oregon. I
John MeCraken & Co. Portland, are
agentfc. See advertisement.
Speaking of school books a friend at
our elbow don't take any stock in any
more. He has part of a lot on hand yet
that cost him- cash years ago. Out of
S47 worth of one assortment he eot SJ8:
aud for the remainder will get probably
one and a half cents, a pound at a paper !
a bit to ten dollars. ' Pacific coast. It n kept by Mr. S. N. Ar- c,ases Wl11 he arranged for Tuesday and
! rigoni, the verv nrinwiK croml liMtXi.', Thursday evenings, with a' class for small-
On the fourth page to-day we present
valuable statistics of the wheat and flour
trade of Oregon.
-VanDusenhas jusfop?neda superb
assortment of dress goods, plaids, hoscry,
etc., which he is anxious the ladies of
toria should inspect.
W. H. Gn-vy, esq., has placed us un
der obligations for a conv of bis T7i,rnrv
i of Oregon. It is a large, well printed
oook, on a very interesting subject.
Capt. C. Crosbv,of Turn TVater, who ' ?,flll? 9l".eS.n a!ld California Railroad to ( colliding formic, acetic, proprionic, buty
is temporarily sojourning in Astoria, re- ' IhSsc -eosote
ceived a sever paralytic shock yesterday. Tacoma, and besides this, there would be an str.ychniue. At any rate, it is said
Ilis friends are hopeful, however, that it tllc Sreat . Columbia and "VVallamet to I tlmt tobacco cntains all these things except
may not prove serious. empty thoir boats of precious freight into ' strychnine, and Cincinnati whiskey con-
j her warehouses. WeshalJ have something tuins tobacco.
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from a small boat m Baker's bay lfet
Several hides wnro. ot. nvophonrfl
Friday, while being conveyed to the tug
Varuna, en route from Unity to Portland.
Unity is in want of a wharf.
Seven hundred and twenty feet (120
fathom), of a new ten inch hawser was
placed on board the steam tug Astoria
last week. It is a big rope and would
make a lawyer, a butcher, a printer, or
any other man" sweat freely, to haul it
in on a warm daw
Capt. Flavel is pushing the work on
his new wharf and warehouse, which will
be a magnificient improvement when com
pleted. The structure will be so support
ed, and braced, and bound together,- that
damage will not be inflicted to it easily by
the heaviest ship or steamers.
Several vessel in this port and Shoal
water bay have been fined by the U. S.
Treasury Department 50 for not surrend
ering their coasting licenses within three
days after their expirr.tion. One vessel
was fined 20 for not having the name
The Grand Lodge I. O. O. F., re
solved that Grand Secretary Ridgely pro
cure visiting cards for the sisters of Rebek
ali, the same to be printed in a neat man
ner, similar to cards of brothers, and to
be furnished as other visiting cards. It
was decided not to change the terms of
subordinates irom-six-to-twelve months.
Rev. Isaac Dillon, D. D., editor of
the Pacific Christian Advocate, recently
paid Astoria a visit, and of course' called
at this office. Of the Astokiax he says:
" A brief call at the office resulted in the
conviction that 13io. Ireland was in the
high way of success with his spicy and
valuable tri-weekly newspaper. It is
rightly named; for the paper is devoted al
most exclusively to the material, intellect
ual, and moral interests of Astoria, and
the county. The people of that reg:on,
we are glad to my, seem to appreciate
Bro. Ireland's efforts, and all the better
portion of the citizens are subscribers, or
ought to be."
Concerning the " Occident Hotel"
this city, Mr. Dillon say
Board and lodging at this hotel c
; . but 2 per day, aiufbatlis of all kinds are
furnished frou of additional co-t. We I
were made entirely welcome by the "en- '
t einnn v wt
A frjend nt Qhl has qg fln
elegant meorschauir, pipe, with a piece of
chemois with which to cover it and the
rolloxvinir stanzas u. a d&i "" C
When laborious day is uver
At close of setting sun,
A little gleam of rest, jn store
" Sols" daily course near run;
Tis sottthing to ones self, to sit
And in a cloud of smoke.
Muse on events a they flit,
Enjoy the passingjoko.
There's heap of comfort in a " Puff,"
Either from paper or the pipe
Although at times, some nasty stuff-
Creep into " bowls," and into typo.
But D. C, do you. my dear old friend,
Accept this pipe from me,
1 know you never will intend,
lo write what should not be.
Or if norhaps, some little thing
May be rough on some other,
2Co trouble heart-ache, may it bring
Lut in one way, and out the other,
Like your Pipe.
Scliool Books. Xow is tho time to buy
School books to conform with the now law.
for first introduction there is a discount of JW
per cent, from retail prices, as follews:
J irst Header 21
Second ltcadcr ;Hi
Third Header 7"
Fourth ltcader :....... 1 00
lifth Header- 12o
Hopkins' Manual of Amer
ican Idea, tin plac of
fcixth"leader, 1 50
All of which may now bo found in Astoria,
at tho store of 1. V. CASE.
" We made our wav at once to tho Op- ! Masonic Hall in this city, on the evening
a trial for a lunch i cident, one of the verv h(!t hono. mm tl j ot the-first Tuesday in .November. This
r s i .-
The Cornelius paper, from which
we copied a few lines on the 9th,
relative to the Oregon Central Eail-
road, rises -to explain, and says that
, it is the particular friend.of this Asto-
ria branch Bail road. It adds:
-Since the bunting of the gtKorfh-
; ern i"acihc bubble, we can't see why As- j . -, ' "" WUJIll uui
. toria cannot receive the attention recently ne na always done his sums in potatoes
I bestowed upon Tacoma. The building of! and turnips.
I the Astoria branch to connect at Corne- Tn,n -nn ? n, . 0. .-..,.
, lius; the extension of the Oregon Centeral I . lt liabeen fomitI tht Cincinnati whis
! Railroad to Eosebur?, and the completion i kev contains ammonia, pyridine, picoline.
"'"i"1" lJ u" lIs suojecu we nave
I sufficient reasons for savin cr that theiniurv
; donc the railroad intcrlfe of Orton bv
the delunct Herald and the Oregonian, are
and that confidence is fast being restored'
oy no means latai to Oregon's prosperity,
in Germany as to the resources of Orfipmn
and the solvency of investment in these
The steam tog Astoria returned
from whale fishing excursion Sun
day evening on the bar. When
about 200 yards above the red buoy,
the man employed heaving the lead,
struck something three times when
going about ten knots an hour with
the Windward in tow, which proved
to be a large whale. The propeller
afterwards struck it, when the mon
ster rolled up in a bloody pool, show
ing that it had been badly cut. Here
may be another chance for Coroner
Pattei son's jury of Oysterville.
It costs $19 10 a ton (or about 58
cents per bushel), for tho-Walla
Walla farmer to get his wheat to
Portland. Canals are wanted at the
Dalles and Cascades of tho Columbia
and when the country is more pop
ulous they must be built no matter
how many Railroads may be con
structed. Tho Columbia rtyor is the
Erie Canal for Eastern Orogon and
Astoria exhibits signs of great
improvement in all directions. The
streets, sidewalks, wharves, and buil
dings generally aro receiving atten
tion, and the probability is that more
houses will be erectod the coming
year than for several years past.
Tho Episcopal, Congregational, and
Roman Catholic Churches, all have
the appearance of prosperity, each
having a stated pastor. .Strange to
say, this oldest town m Oregon and
tho first to greet the eyes of stran-
4Yfk lt OO t"li"kXr r 4-"v 4- I -v I 1a .. 1-.! .. 1 !
no Methodist society in it. Advocate.
Mr. Frank Terman, graduate of Prof.
Charles Cardinell's Dancing Academy,
Portland", will open a dancing school at
er pupils Saturday afternoons, and a Soi-
1VC Saturday evenings. Particulars
wec -Mr J-has reeived-nis nibtrm
froin a vor-y competent teacher, an
hope he may succeed in cettincr un a
-rThere are more miles of railroad
in the United States than in all the
nations of Europe combined. Our
completed line would reach 70,178
miles, with an -additional 4o,000 in
process of building. In all Europe
there is less than 03,000 miles of rail
road. When wo consider that in
1S4S wo had between five and six
thousand miles of completed road,
we can form an idea of the progress
we have made in the building of rail--roads
during the past twenty-five
years. The amount of money or its
equivalent, expended on the railroads
of the United States amounts to the
enormous sum of $-3,436,008, 749. It
is estimated that 400,000.000 of capi
tal is annually absorbed by railroad
investments. " Is it -any wonder that
an interest so powerful as this is be
ginning to be felt as one of the con
trolling influences of the land,
A young New Yorker has obtain- ,
ed 27 different card photographs of
future wives who are in store for him. i
obtained from as many
sorceresses. There is nothing left for :
him now but to join the Mormons, -
Current literature most in vogue '
Price currents. f
A Candidate for the civil service
, y s? up examination m disgust,
i x ,h f n ; i T . 3 1C
of wheat could be bought for ten dollars if
3 ' Z?JJlZ
Editors are not always the poor devils
many people suppose them to be. Note
the following " inventory of stock" on an
! Arizonia editor's table: Two invitations to
act as second in a duel, another to attend
an Indian hunting raid, a pair of bearskin
hunting pantaloons presented by an old
hunter, three-pound nugget of silver, a
free pass on a stage-route, two lottery tick
ets, three Apache scalps, a call to act as
postmaster and justice of the peace, seven
dollar' worth of faro-checks, and a notice
of foreclosure of a mortgage on his print
The chemical value of the alkali region
in the Western territories is exciting con
siderable attention, and instead of being
unp;oductive,as was once supposed, it in
likly to contribute to the national treasury
on account of the natural deposits of car
bonate soda, alum, sulphur, alsphalta and
other minerals. The commissioner of the
land office decides that these lands are
more valuable than merely arable tracts,,
and-ought not to be granted away except
under the act of Congress which applies to
The small tools used by watchmakers
and engravrs, are now hardened by means
of sealingwax. The article is made white
hot and thrust into sealing-wax, allowed to
remain a. moment, and then withdrawn
and thrust into another place ; and this
treatment is continued until the steel ia
cold, and will no more enter the wax. The
hardness thus attained is extreme, and
comparable to that of the diamond; in fact,
steel hardened in this way maybe used for
baring or engraving steel, hardened by
other processos, the tool being previously
moistened with oil of turpentine.
Prof. TV. B, Carpenter shows in an
ossnv int. rmiiii.wi w. iA i?,.;i :-.
loses annually by evaporation at least
eight ieet ot water, wmo estimate It as hard life; but it is often made a great
much as twenty three feet and regains this deal harder and rougher than need be.
by the inflow from the ocean; that tho j To tell the young here how plainly farm
Caspian has been brought down from sea I ers lived -and dressed fifty years avo. and.
covering a large part ot Northern Aia by
the excess of evaporation over supply from
rain and rivers, and is kept at its present
size and level by the fact that evaporation
takes off all the water which its rain and
river supply of the Black Sea is nearly all
taken up by evaporation, leaving but a
moderate amount to flow out into the Med-
iterranean; and that ot this last great eea
the rain. and river supply makes good less !
than one-third of the amount taken up bv
evaporation, the test coming from the At
lantic by way of the current flowing
through the straits of Gibralter. Prof;
Carpenter shows also that the depths of
the Mediterranean are stagnant, and that
their turbidity and deficiency of oxygen
cause a total absence of life.
The LondonVthenacum states that a .'
new edition of Mr. Prescott's works, edited
by Mr. Poster Kirke, the historian of
Charles the Bold. i in tb nrfs. nnrl thnt
in the press, and that
benor bonzales de la Rosa, a learned Pe- !
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ruvian, who is preparing editions of some
important Spanish manuscripts for the
pros, has made an interesting discovery
respecting one of Mr. Prescott's principal
authorities in his " Conquest of Peru."
Hardly any author is more frequently quo
ted in that work than Sarmiento."
whom Mr. Prescott supposed to be a writer
who had himself been long in Peru, a,nd j
an eye-witness ot the scenes Jie qespnqpd,
Senor de la Eoa is able to prove that tfou
inJinuscriPfc 'm quetfou is really the second
1art of thc 'Chronicle pf Peru," by
ieza (lciIjUOn (hitherto supposed to be lost);
""7 ", t 1- U"V
dent of the Council of the Indies, who wh
never in America in his life; and that the
document i merely endorsed as havinr
been sent to him. ' "
The Chicago Tribune says: Jf
railway travelers. -woshinJke to, know
the kind of cattle railroads entrust
their lives to they should read the
testimony taken at the investigation
of the Muir disaster. The brakeman
.who was sent back to flag the ap
proaching freight train, and who told ,
the conductor afterward that he had
gone a mile, testifies that he does not
know how u- a mile is. He thinks
it is about eighty or ninty rods. His
ideas of longitudinal measure also em
braced the idea that a yard contains
about eighty feet. It was this brut
ish creature's refusal to go far enougli
back that caused he destruction of
Men are an egotistical race!
How do we know but the birds and
the insects aTe worth as much as we
are? Perhaps they, in their turn,
are egotists. Perhaps the blue-birds
think the universe was made for
them, and men are a part of the ar
rangement for tliei? comfort. Xo
doubt our blue-birds here believe
that we, their human neighbors,
have our Thief send in furnishing
them a cigar-box 'to nest in, TIiq
butterflies speculate as to why God
made men; men are of no use to buN
terflies! Mosquitoes see things plain
er: clearly, men were created as food
for mosquitoes. Rut then comes- to
them the puzzle: why are men allows
ed sometimes to kill mosquitoes? A,
wise lot wo all a.re iblue-.bi.rds and
mosquitoes and nient
Osoah Webster used a spread
his favorite idea of the spelling re
form by traveling about from print
ing ofiico to. printing office and hand
ing printed slips containing the word
"theater," "center," etc., to pur
suade people to spell as he did. This,
was before the ravenous demand of
the grent-American jpeople for' dif
tionaries furnished him with a more
effective propaganda than a peri
Parents may blame themselves that
they areforvaken, and that their children
make a foolish choice in business. Farm
life Biifters, perhaps, a many and as sad
losses as any other. It is a lough hard life
compared with many other livings,
though, indeed, almost any honest life is a
wiiuii uiey seeino&eoi tni'ir own age m
other line of life working not 'nearly so
hard, but having much more money at
their command, to think that they will be
contented to delve, and to be out off from
any share oi what others have, would be
very unwise, and .sure to end in disappoint
ment. The times chancre, and we must
change with them. The modes of lifo fifty
years ago are no more a rule for us than
their modes of travel or rates of postage.
Entering into the feelings of children, giv
ing them advantages of education, making
the home pleasant and attractive, and pur-
Filing a large and liberal policy towait
them in regard to their settlement in life,
making them junior partners in the con,
cern, will do much towaid keeping them
from wandering, or prepare then.1, if they
n"1 gto choose wi-ely, and to look back
lovingly and 3'earningly to their ok nest.
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me luwjflL comic isong (ins f jiugie ior
I iU refrain recalling the punning chorus of
"I taw Esau kissing JCate." Thus it runi
"Say o, Sue, Saucy Sue,
Never leave me to sigh so, Sue ;
If you love me, Sauoy Sue. ' .-:
Wouldn't it be better for 3011 to.say.so Sue
A Scnvnton household is en'joy-
ln an $ Pf peace. The. lady of the
house put her tongue to a "flat iron to
see if j,t was lwn
;W Cash on hand" in the Portland
City treasury Sebtember 30th,
amounted to 33,679 fi4.
It is astonishing how few people in
j Wall utreet have a " Wall eye."
A Chinaman madethe befit but
ter exhibited'at the Seattle fair.
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