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1. C. IREtAKI Editor.
ASTORIA Dec. 16, 1873
A bill will be introduced in Con
gress to admit grain-bay material
Irving, the San Francisco culprit
taken to New York for what he knew
of the Nathan murder, has been con
victed of burglary.
The Chicago Evening Journal
says there is considerable opposition
to the confirmation of "Williams for
Chief Justice. Guess not.
We notice that "Smith of Ore
on" is on the House Committee on
mileage and military affairs. Ne
Smitli of Polk count', we suppose.
Prof. Agassi z is seriously ill.
Seth Adams, the pisciculturist is
dead. Judge J. C. Underwood of
the United States Court for Virginia
is also dead.
The United States steamer Rich
mond, from Key West May 10th,. via
Rio de Janeiro July 4th, arrived at
San Francisco December 4th. The
Richmond is 2,700 tons register, car
ries 15 guns and 342 men.
One thousand tons of tea, which
left Shanghai and Hongkong on the
27th of September, arrived in New
York, November 9th, only forty
three days from China. It was for
warded by the Pacific Mail Steam
Line and the overland train.
A member of the St Paul Minn.,
city council, believing that towns
should dispense with such luxuries
;:s parks, these hard- times, moved,
the other day, that the city sell out
a $100,000 plot recently purchased
for a park, and the matter is now
George W. Peckham, a retired
lawyer, aged eighty years, brother
of Judge RufusPeckham,who was lost
on the Ville de Havre, committed
suicide in Mihvaukie, Wisconsin, on
the 3d, by jumping into the river.
The sad death of his brother, it is
.supposed, produced temporary in
sanity. Henry-C. Bowen, of the Inde
pendent and Brooklyn Union, who is
charged with slandering Henry
Ward Beccher, -stated in Plymouth
Church on the "oth that if he had
.slandered Beecher he was sorry for
:it. He knew of nothing to warrant
On the 4th the spirit of the news
from Sacramento was the strong ef
fort to drum Democrats into caucus
.in support of the Monopolists pro
gramrae. A caucus was finally held
on the 7th, ;atvwhich thirty-seven
Democrats were present, but no nom
ination was made. Instructions were
briefly "Beat Booth."
The San Francisco Bulletin says
it is the opinion of friend .and foe
alike .that the election of Governor
Booth to the United States Senate
for the long term is a foregone con
clusion. Nearly all the letters from
Sacramentq, no matter what may be
the political views of the writers,
Though differing in everything else,
agree upon the point that the elec
tion of the Governor has become an
At a recent meeting of the Amer
ican Iron and Steel Association, held
I A Philadelphia, a statement of the
.ascertained and estimated production
f Iron and Steel iu the United States
owns presented. The demand for
Railroad Iron shows a marked falling
off since 1S7J, when the business of
laying rails seems to have culmina
ted in the putting down that year of
7,773 miles. In 1S73, the number of
l.iiles had was 0,427, while during
the past year the quantity is estima
ted at 3,006 miles, and perhaps not
more than Unit will be laid in 174.
The decline in this interest and the
diminished consumption of other
kinds incident to high prices, in coi
Election with the panic, have placed
the trade in a very .unsatisfactory
.condition, and losses Jbave been 'the
S3OW IX CAMFOKJilA.
Nearly & foot of snow fell in Sacramento
I on the 3d, but it melted so fatt that there
was not more than four or five inches at
any one timet Snowballing was the order
of the dayj men, women and children
entering into the spoi t. The storm extend
ed to the northern and central portions of
the State and there were copious rains in
This is how the snow was enjoyed in
Sacamento on the 3d: During the day
numerous impromptu cutters ard sleighs
made there appearance, some of them
quite comfortable affairs , but the greater
number little more than burlesques. One
individual had a sled constructed of planks
rounded at the end, with cross-pieces to
hold them in place, and a huge crock
ery hogshead by way of a box. He fouud
the latter a great convenience when he had
to "duck down" to avoid a shower of balls.
There was also a four-in-hand sleigh, with
bells on the horses, etc, in which vehicle
several getlemen had a good tima, and that
evening went se cnading. Another sleigh
had a crockery crate for a box, and in this
several Second-street demoiselles started
out for a ride, but before they had gone far
there was a breakdown, the " box " was
pitched upon end, the women and driver
thrown out into the snow, and everything
so mixed flrat it was some time before the
party could get disentangled.
At Yallejo the fall amounted to five inch
es during the .'day. The Chronicle says:
" A sufficient quantity had fallen at a
comparatively early hour to make snow
balling a possible pastime.; and a large
portion of Georgia street joined in the fun.
Business men, whose snow-balling days
have been passed twenty years ago, joined
with as much zest in the sport, as the
schcol-boy with his satchel on the way to
school. The occasion was, in fact, made a
gala day, and hurling snowy missiles
became the chief occupation. The air was
thick with flying balls, and neither age nor
condition enjoyed impunity from being
made their targets. In the early part of
the day, a decided sensation was created
by the appearance of a sled coming up
Geoigia street, and appended to a wagon
drawn by a couple of horses. The form
of a well-known eilizen seated upon this
vehicle, however, was the chief attraction,
and soon became the recipient of a united
attent'on. Yolley after volley of snow
balls was rained upon the unfortunate man
from every direction. lie would probabty
have b. en compelled to endure an infilad
ing fire the whole length of the street, had
not the sled stuck and tumbled him into
the street. An interview with the "oldest
inhabitants" develops the fact that the
present is the heaviest snow fall known to
have occured in this section."
The Sacramento Union has a
lady Stenographic reporter in. the
California legislature this Winter.
Miss Fannie "Wheeler of San Fran
cisco. The military telegraph line was
completed to Tucson on the 2d in
stant, and is now in good working
order to all points named in the Act
The Enterprise, the most influ
ential paper in Nevada, has been
making an estimate of the political
sentiment of thai State. It claims
that a majority ot the voters are fav-orable-lo
an independent movement.
Ex-Senator Casserly of Califor
nia advises the Democrats to go into
cancus, pick out a man and stand by
him, even if they were defeated.
They could at least fall with their
feet to the foe and their faces to the
Rasmus Johnson of California has
invented a machine for cutting ca
nals. It Is a most wonderful ma
chine, if the Call account of it is cor
rect. Among other things it is said
the machine will cut a canal thirtv
feet wide and six feet deep at the
rate of one to three feet per minute.
! The controversy between the
I German and Spanish Governments
regarding the German vessels seized
! by a Spanish war vessel in the Phil
I lippine Islands continues to increase
I in seriousness. The German frigate
JKron Prinz and the corvette Augasta
fhave been ordered to prepare for
The Vasco de Gam a, the initial
steamer in the new British line be-
j tween Hongkong and this coast, left
' the English docks at Gravesend on
1 the 34th nil., will be due at Horj--i
kong to-day, and will have immediate
! dispatch for San Francisco. .The
j second shjp of the fleet, the Van
; couver, was successfully launched on
i the Clyde on the 10th of JSpvember.
Sleeping in a cold bed room is
very hurtful to the health. Robust
persons may safely sleep in a temper
ature of 40 or under, but the old, the
infant, and the frail, should never
sleep in a room where the atmos
phere is much under 50 degrees Fah
renheit. Ail know the danger of go
ing direct into the cold from a very
warm room Very few rooms,
churches, theatres, and the like are
warmer than 70 degrees. If it is
freezing out of doors it is 30 degrees
the difference beincr 40 rlna-rpos
more. Persons will be chilled bv I
-O B' '-' I
such a change in ten minutes, al
though they may be actively walk
ing. But to lie still in bed, nothing
to promote circulation, and breathe
for hours an atmosphere of 40 and
even 50 degrees when the lungs are
always at 98, is too great a change.
Many persons wake up in the morn
ing with inflamation of the lungs who
went to bed well, and re surprised
that this should be the case. The
cause may often be found in sleeping
in a room the window of which has
been foolishly hoisted for ventilation.
The water-cure journals of the coun
try have done an incalculable injury
by the blind and indiscriminate ad
vice of hoisting the window at night.
The rule should be, everywhere dur
ing the part of the year when fires
are kept burning, to avoid hoisting
outside windows. It is safer and bet
ter to leave the chamber door open,
as also the li re-place then there is
a draft up the chimney, while the
room is .iot so likely to become cold.
If .there is some fire in the room all
night the window may be opened i
an inciK Lt is saler to sleep in a bad
air all night, with a temperature over
50 than in puic air with a temper
ature under 40. The bad air may
sicken you, but cannot kill you; the
cold air can and does kill very often.
Hours of Observation 7 a, m. 2 and 9 p. m,
Jly Louis Wilson, U.S. Coast Survey.
... 1 29,513
34 4 1
3S 1! 32 1
13 29,819 34 0 33 9 33 1
14 !2.),739 37 3 3S 7 .' 4
1) 129,17711 43 2 47 0 38 0 1
"JSeti: 10 inches of Snow makes 1 of "Water.
Ft remans9 Ball.-Astoriv. Engine
Company jSTo. 1, will give a Grand Ball,
at Spiritual Hall, Abtoria, on Christmas
Night, December 25th, 1S73. Good Music
will he provided. Tickets, including stip
per, $3. A general invitation is extended
to the public.
Committee of Arrangements "W.P.Gray,
Foreman; J. G. Con, 1st Assistant; 13. P.
Stevens, 2d Assistant.
Floor Managers C. S. Wright, I.Stevcns,
"W. P. Gray, X. S. Welch? td
Hotel Avri vals-PARKER HouSE,Astoria.
John Bent, J Duffy, Lock Ingalls, II. P,. Park
er, city; Wm Baker, Schomacme; JBMiars,
Point; W J Franklin, M Hill, A Condit, P
Tilman, Sumner Hoxy, H. Harrison, Clatsop;
G. Smith, CH Parker, Thomas Collings, E E
Chapman, Portland; Henry Miller, City; J N
Oglcby, It A Abbott, Tort Stevens; J H D
Gray, Thos Johnson. Daniel Overton, J Wilson
J Boss, W P Gray, Astoria; lt M Lowe, Land
ing; W Bryant, W". T.; Bon Johnson, Brook
lield; J W Schroder, Shoalwator bay; S Smith
Chits Jennings, W F Parker, V.m Oliver, stmr
Annie Stewart; Capt Forguson ship Tongoy;
John Barton, Cape; J1I Boyd, S. F.
Doc. lo, American ship Cutwater, for Liver
pool, withl,5& barrels flour 58,818; and 10,
818 centals what 818,818; aggregate value of
.V7o,8o7,' loaded as follews: at Portland 9,000
centals $15,000, and 2,520 bbls $15,000; against
1,M8 cental ?,y,8l8 and 7,072 bbls SlS,13taken
on at Astoria? Figures don't lie.
SisMoIuiion of Partnership.
THE PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE Ex
isting between J. F. Saunders and A. G.
Allen, is. this day dissolvcd,by mutual consent.
A. G. Allen retire. I assume all obligations.
All debts due the firm to bo paid to me.
L J. F. SAUNDERS.
I-ort Slovens Orogon, Dec. nth, 1.S73. dl'it
rjPKE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY, bclong
JL nig, to tho estate of A. Crosby deceased, is
ior Tout. 1 or particulars apply to
H. S. AIKEX, Administrator
.rvstona, Nov. 20th, lb73-tf of said Estate.
Astoria TrucJc and Dray Co,
Office at J. TV. Gear-hart's Store, Abtoria.
ORDERS LEFT WITH MR. GEARHART
for any kind of Teaming, will bo promptly
attended to. ood of all kinds constantly on
hand. Ordors solicited. ocltf
Main St.JKulladay's Wharf,) Astoria, Oregon.
CIIA11LES HINDER, Propkletok.
THRESH BREAD, CAKES, PIES, CRACK
i. ers and Pilot Bread, always on hand.
(tb) A KESTAT7RAET
Is kopt in connection with tho Bakery, where
meals can be procured at all hours.
n-tT Oysters in every stylo in, the season,"ca
FRANK FABKE, at the Central Markot,
Portland, has enlarged his COFFEE stall,
and added such improvements as will cnablo
him to provide Epicures with thobe?tin tho
Market. Parties furnished with Hot Coffee on
short notice. Give the Central Market Coffoo
Stand a trial ocltf
Chenamus street, Astoria, Oregon.
3. Manufactures to order tho best qualitv
of Boots and Shoes Repairing of all kinds "V
Fancy Poultry 1 Bale.
qHIE UNDERSIGNED. ABOUT TO RE
X move from Astoria, offers his stock of fan
cy. I oultry tor sale, at tho following reduced
Silver Spangled Ilamburgs S7 50 per pair
Buff Cochins 500 "
Light Brahmas 5 00 "
Duck-Wing Game :)00 "
tt- All Chickens arc warranted to bo Puro
blooded. A. J . MEGLEK,
n2Jtf Astoria, Oregon.
Y ORDER of the Board of Directors a third
assessment of Twenty-live (25) nor cent, on
the capital stock of tho Astoria Farm 01 s Com
pany is made and re iiiired to bo paid to the
Treasurer of said Company within Thirtv days
from date. S. D. ADAIR, Secretary.
Astoria, Dec. 2d, 1S73. s25 tf
THE ASTORIA FARMERS' COMPANY
is now ready to storo
IFJieat and otlicr FTLOJJUCE I
AT THEIR NEW WAREHOUSE. Usual
latcs charged. S. D. ADAIR, Secretary.
Astoria, Dec. 1th, 187:J. d Itf"
THE WHOLESALE OYSTER CO.
& f A. 8. Gross, Afent,
Si&r POKTLAND, OllEQOX.
npins COMPANY IS NOW READY TO
JL deliver from ono to one thousand sacks of
Iresh Oysters, direct from their native element
three times a week; wo can furnish all kinds,
In any Quantity, at prices Defying Com
petition. Customers can rely upon regular tri-weekly
supplies, either in sunshine or storm
TVe never Fail, and Always last the Sea
G. TV. TVARREN & CO.,
oc2tf Astoria, Oregon.
IT. S. MAIL AND EXPRESS.
Past HORSES! Good CARRIAGE!
LEAVES ASTORIA EVERY TUESDAY,.
Thursday and Saturday Mornings.
Arrivo Samo Mornings at tho
And SEA SIDE HOUSE.
RETURNING Leaves thoso Houses every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, connecting
with steamor to Portland each way.
ibST Distance twenty-four miles, faro Si 50.
JI. JJ. PARKER, Proprietor.
The Steam Tug Varuna
Will leave Astoria ovorv
A TUESDAY' anii SATURDAY
Carrying Mails, Passengers and Froight.
WiK Other days of the weeksho will bo ready
to go any whero that business may justify. Is
prepared to lighter cargoes, freight, hay, cattle
and wood. J . H. D. GRAY Agent Astoria.
Tho fast sailing Sloop r
W. H. TWILIGHT, ;&.
R M LOWE Master
Is now in readiness to Charter for Pleasure
Parties, Freight or Passengers. Headquarter.
Corner Main and Jefferson streets, Astoria.
ONLY REGULAR PACKET BETWEEN
ASTORIA AND CLATSOP.
Carrying the U. S- f&aii!
Tho well known sloop r7j
MARY H., ifea
W, J. FRANKLIN Master
Leaves Clatsop overy Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, on arrival of Stages, connecting
at Astoria with tho steamer Dixie Thompson.
Returning, leaves Astoria overy Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday, connecting with the
Coaches for tho Reach. Extra trips made to
accommodato tho traveling public.
George B. McEtvan,
TS PREPARED TO CONSTRUCT BOATS
JL of every description, of tho best materials.
on short notice, and guarantees to give satis
faction. anJeforo sending to San Francisco or else-;
whero, give me a call. oLJtf
A COLUfiBIA RIVER PILOTS! fSM,
P. JOHNSON, M. M. GILMAN,
H. A. SNOW, G.REED,
P. E. FERCHEN. C. S. WRIGHT, Agont.
B3T Office Corner 0? Main and Chenamus
streets, Astoria, Oregon.
Establfebetl in Astwtin in 1S4.
NETV GOODS. CHEAP GOODS.
A. VAI BUSSH,
Wholosalo and Retail Dealer in
Corner of Main and Chenamus streets,.
JS NOW OFFERING FOR SALE ONE OF
A the largest and most complete assortments
of benoral Merchandise ever before brought
to the country, and to buyers
For Cash will offer the Hest Flattering Inducemeafe.
In ths line of
HATS, AND CAPS,
ROOTS AND SHOES
LADIES' DRESS GOODS,
A Complete Sioclc of Every Article,
TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.
XK3"Givo me a call, and bo convinced that
my goods are of the best quality, and as cheap
as can bo bought of any house in tho State
A. VAN DUSEN.
GOODS F0RTHE SEASON
Selling Less tkan Cost
THE MW STOCK!
" OF GOODS
T THE STORE OF THE LATE GEORGFT
ouxuiujuo, deceased, Astoria Oregon.
HAS TO BE SOLD;
And in order to settlo up tho affairs of tho es
tate, the undersigned, administrator, is now
offering tho entire line, embracing a very de
sirablo quality of goods at prices beloiv actual
SCaIl and Examine for Yoursclves.Ta
EST All persons having bills against the es
tate will please present the samo, with proper
vouchers for payment. And all persons owing
the estato will please como forward and settle,,
or mako arrangements to settlo the same, and
save costs. C. S. WRIGHT,
Kea&cpiariers ! Headquarters !
Chenamus Street, Astoria, Oregon,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Provisions, Motions
And General Merchandise,
HATS AND CAPS,
ROOTS AND SHOES,
BLANKETS, FLANNELS, &c.
....... Which is being offered
Cheap TOR CASH or PRODUCE !
EtuAll tlie New School Boots, that caa
be had, and a great variety of Stationery
just received. jyi tf
Millinery and Fancy Goods
WE WISn TO CALL THE ATTENTION
of tho Ladies of Astoria and vicinity to
our new stock of
Millinery and Fancy Goods!
Which wo offer at reasonable prices. Ladies
living at a distance, favoring us with their or
ders, will find them promptly attended to.
ftliss H. M. folORRESQ ft, Propr.
Main street, Astoria, Oregon. s25
PETER II. EOX,
Corner of Slain and Jefferson streets, Astoria.
CLOTHING OF ALL KINDS CUT AXI
made to order. Cleaning and repairing.
Main Street , - - Astoria, Oregon
WATCHES AND CLOCKS cleaned and re-
I paired in the best manner, at rooms in
Binder's Kestaurant. s23tf
AZLJM M TUNER & REGULATOR.
Erora the House of Matthias Gray,
623 and G25 Clay street, San Francisco. Cal.
and Odd Fellow's Temple, Portland.
npHE ONLY TUNER, WITH ONE EXCEP
JL .tion, to whom Air. (J ray ha3 ever given a
fl" Mr. Schocn will soon visit Astoria, and
orders left at tho Astoria:? Omen will bo
promptly attended to. n2Hf
fJENTTt AL MAREET.Wls No. 27 and 28.
J Portland, Oregon.
JOHNSON & SPAULDIXG,
Dealers in all kinds of FRESH MEATS, and
Pikers of ?eef and Pork. ILo highest price
1 paid for all hinds of fut tock. j tf