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ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 4, 1876.
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The grass in the Congregational
church yard was being cut this
-Last evening at sunset, fifty-one
fishing boats were counted without a
glass, on the bay in front of Astoria
from one stand point.. "What an im
pressive scene it would have present
ed in front of Portland on the. broad
Last night this region of country
was visited by a splendid shower
buokets full of pure water fell to aid
in the development of tomato plants.
Cabbages are doing first rate.
Yesterday morning the China
men refused to go to work at Booth's
and Badoliett's, without two dollars
per month increase of wages, but at
11 a. m. Badolett's force returned
to their work without accomplishing
Good farms for sale in this part of
Oregon, will be scarce and high
priced in a few years. Just now we
know of three valuable farms for sale
heap. Applicants for land are re
ferred to. John Hunter, Unity ; D.
E. Pease, Skipanon ; and T. P. Pow
ers, upper Astoria. See advertise
ments. Genial Lew Rattler of San Fran
cisco is responsible for the following
double entendre : A fashionably
dressed lady in passing the party by,
attracted general attention through
her unweildy or-what-do-you-call-it.
However, the solons tusseled with
the subject and holding Lew to be
the boss thus "propounded" him.
Lew what is that, any how ? Well
boys I am surprised your early edu
cation, etc. Don't you know what
that is? Chorus of all "No I" Well
I'll "CalV and " JSx-aminer." A
little sour in mine was the refrain.
An old quarter, that seems never
"to have done anybody any good fur
ther than to sit in a tray and repre
sent collaterals since 1850, was paid
to the wandering (typo-pilgrim) Has
lett, at Astoria this week. Haslett is
a good typo he is a traveler also ;
-having gone to the ends of the earth
on foot, seeking employment and
whisky. He put in two weeks steady,
faithful work, at the case in this
office up to noon yesterday, when we
paid him off that he might embark
-on the California for Victoria whither
she was drifting but the sight of that
bright old quarter among the coin
we gave him was too much for his
ideas of propriety, and he started the
quarter on its rounds of usefulness as
a quarter, in doing which he missed
the steamer, is again a delegate from
the Police-court. Poor tramp. When
he came here he was a most pitiable
looking object He didn't have a
shirt to his. back; we dressed him up
5n anew suit of old clothes, put clean
shirts on him, and had a hope that
-he would leave Astoria a better man
than when he came Here, but alas; it
was hope and charity wasted.
Current Euents of the Day.
The new building on Concomly
street, south of the Astoria Fishery,
is designed for a Chinese boarding
-The tug Ben Holladay brought
the brig Hazard, of G. W. Hume's
line down the river last evening ready
- Work on the new steam tug to be
built at Knappton by and for Simpson
Bro.'ahas begun. Mechanics are now
laying the keel.
Capt. Flavel left for Portland this
morning intending to be absent
several days on business partly with
respect to proposed repairs on the
barkentine Jane A. Falidnburg.
W. H. Ashton, Jr., of the Eastern
and Pacific coast press, is in town.
Mr. John Fitzpatrick of Fisher
ton, came down by the Bonita yes
terday and received another one of
his new fishing sloops and returned
last evening. His new cannery will
be ready for operation in a few days.
Messrs. Rutter it MeKenzie hav
ing disposed of their lease and ship
yard foot of Washington street, are
looking about for a point adapted to
their business with a view of perma
nent work in the ship building line
in this vicinity.
A young man employed at the
Knappton mills had his shirt badly
torn by being wound up from the
dangling ends of a sleeve on a project
ing shaft. It was very lucky for him
that his arm was not wound up in
stead of the shirt sleeve but, as it is
he was painfully hurt.
Two large iron buoys brought
into port by-the schooner Kate L.
Herron, were thrown overboard yes
terday, and floated to the Water-street
roadway, where they were hoisted by
a pile driver and safely stored at the
government warehouse, south of the
Occident, for future repairs.
The rush of spring business for
the lower Columbia river steamers
has subsided, and the boys are en
enjoying their otiwin cum dignitate
during the short interim for resump
tion for heavy work when the salmon
begins to leave the river in cases.
Col. Tavlor arrived in New York
City on the 25th ult., exactly one
month from the date of his departure
from Astoria. He went by way of
Panama, steamer all the way through.
Letters received resterJay from Aca
pulco state that with the exception of
the first day out from San Francisco
the voyage that far had been a very
pleasant one. We advise our friends
going eastward to try the Panama
C. M. Sfark, of Deep river, yes
terday brought us ten pounds of ex
cellent fresh butter a sample of the
products of farms across the bay.
Tillamook has acquired quite a repu
tation as a butter producing region,
but we have never seen any better
article from there than this from
Pacific county. For the purposes of
dairying no climate can excel the
Coast line of counties.
We were in error in stating that
the officers elect of Astoria Lodge of
Good Templars were installed last
Saturday evening. Officers were
elected Saturday evening, and we
are reliably informed will be pub
licly installed next Saturday even
ing the ceremony to take place at
the Congregational church.
Mr. F. G. Andrews, of Portland
called last evening to express the
gratitude of the relatives of Mr. Chas.
Walker, for the part we had taken in
spreading irfformation which lead to
to the recovery of the body. It will
be remembered that Mr. Walker
mysteriously disappeared from a point
opposite The Danes in November last.
He had crossed the river en route to
his new home in Klickitat valley,
and is supposed to have accidently
drowned in an effort to return to
The Dalles, leaving his team on the
Territory side. The body was found
by Mr. Ed. Miller last week, near
his fishery below Brookfield. Mr.
Andrews, as a friend to the family
came down and secured the body,
which was taken up the river to-day
from Brookfield, for burial at Oregon
City. It is a very sad case. Mrs.
Walker has suffered terrible agony
and suspense for th"e past long and
weary six months, but may now be
more composed with the knowledge
which to a certainty shows all the
facts as to Mr. Walker's death. The
body was fully identified.
iSTSplendid assortment wall pa
per and window blinds just received
LETTER FROM PROFESSOR BAIRD.
Washington, April, 17, 1876.
Editor Astorian :
I am in receipt of your letter of the
31st, and beg to thank you for the in
teresting information contained there
in. !die Astorian comes regularly,
and I always look it over carefully
in the expectation of finding some
thing to interest me in the character
of the country. I hope you will fa
vor me with a full record of the cap
ture of fish on the Columbia river the
coming season. It is very desirable
that we know exactly the number of
establishments and of men employed,
the number and average weight of the
fish, with the maximum and mini
mum amount of the production. I
can make excellent use of such data
in my researches and reports. In view
of the present abundance of fish in
the Columbia river, I tliink it will be
some tune before the supply will
be exhausted, or even materially di
minished. Still, sooner or later a
diminution will probably take ilace;
and it would be very proper to take
measures to increase the stock by ar
tificial propagation. An expense of
probably $5,000 a year, or even less,
judiciously laid out at some good
spawning grounds would readily
maintain the supply to such a degree
as to defy all possible mode of inter
ference. This would be much cheap
er than the enactment of prohibitory
laws, with the expense of enforcing
A memorial of the Oregon Legisla
ture was presented to Congress last
winter with regard to fisliing regula
tions and this was referred to me by
the Committee on Commerce, and I
made quite an elaborate report which
was printed, but of which I regret
that I have no copy. Quite probably
Mr. Mitchell could secure this for
I could readily find suitable persons
to take charge of a hatching establish
ment if the funds were furnished to
the amount mentionejL Probably af
ter being started, it might be taken
hold of by the general government,
but I tliink this not very probable.
The only regulation in regard to fisli
ing that I would consider expedient,
would be as to the season of closing
and the size of the mesh. With a mod
erate amount of artificial handling, no
other requirements woidd be neces
sary. For the first year the expense
might be a few thousand dollars more
as a hatching house would perhaps
need to be constructed.
Spencer F. Baird.
BDr. Welch finding that it would
not be possible for him to quit As
toria at the advertised time accepts
the situation like a good dentist (as
he is), and still remains at No. 10,
Eastern Oregon The Astorian is
doing more for the interests of Eastern
Oregon than any other pnper in the State.
If jTou have a friend or a relative in that
section of this country, send him the pa
per on trial. Only one dollar for four
j23Any person inquiring for a fine
quality of liquor, and .can appreciate the
same, can find the genuine J. H. Cutter
Whibkey and Millers extra Old Bourbon,
at the Columbia Bar" saloon Astoria,
with Geo. TJsherwood late of Portland to
cater to their taster. Gentlemen will please
give us a call. Cigars of a fine quality
also on hand. Jas. M. Lynch, Prop.
"Everybody goes to the Novelty
Barbershop to get fixed up in style. Every
person may come, and more too, for I have
employed a nrst-class artist who will smil
ingly manipulate your chin, gracefully curl
your mustache, nicely puff your hair, and
last of all, but not least, will perfume your
clothes with the most pupular perfumery in
use, "Patchouly" if you don't believe it just
try.it. Hnir cutting, shaving, and sham
pooing. Hair dying done and warranted
not to turn red, break or split. Parker
House, Astoria. 4
J.L. Campbell, Proprietor.
Synopsis of Proas Dispatches.
Murder must come out.
Expelled from the House.
Vanderbilt's Health Improv
Mustang Horses in the East
do not retain their speed.
The Coming Race of 300
miles in New York.
Meeting of Distinguished
Bloody wof k in Louisiana.
The Alaska Fur Seal Inves
President Grant's Proposi
tion to Punish Custer.
Won't Have His Adminis
Blain Clears His Skirts A
Dishonesty in Public Land
Wagers made that Belknap
will not be Sinched.
Gov. Ferry Confirmed as
Governor of W. T.
Chinese Patients in the San
John Halleran who murdered
William Russell in June 1871, in
Brooklyn, has been arrested in San
The House of Representatives, af
ter ten hours' discussion Tuesday
night resolved to expel J. H. Petroff,
member from Philadelphia, for con
duct unbecoming a Representatives.
The accusation was that Petroff' had
negotiated with lobbyists, wlio were
iirsrinsr the passage of .a bill, to ob
tain 14 votes in their favor for $700,
500. Petroff denied any corrupt mo
tive. The evidence proved he did
not receive a dollar, but the house con
sidered the negotiations were improp
er, and therefore decided on ex
pulsion. A New York dispatch of the 2d
says the health of Commodore Yander
bilt is improving.
The "World speaking of the coming
mustang race against time says it is to
be for a stake of 40,000, that is 25,
000 bv prominent business men of
New York against 15,000 by old Cal
ifornia residents here; that it is impos
sible to bring mustangs into the East
ern climate and subject them to East
ern fare and have them keep their
speed. The horses to be used are Cal
ifornia mustangs of the ordinary breed,
ridden by one .man the entire distance,
accoutered with Mexican stirrups and
Spanish bits',, and ridden in relays.
The entire number of which, not to ex-
I ceed 30; the distance to be ridden is
300 miles to be ridden over a track
within one hundred miles of New
York and within 15 hours. The mus
tangs are from a yard in Yisalia, Cal
ifornia. Their rider is a Mexican, fa
mous as a horseman and one of the .
most daring riders that ever carried
mails into Southern California.
Gen. Brinkerhoff, President of the
Ohio Archeological Association an
nounces an international convention
of Archeologists has been called to
meet at Philadelphia on the 4th of
September next. The most distin
guished scientists of the United States
are engaged in the management. In
vitations have been sent to the promi
nent scientific men of Europe.
Clark, private Secretary to the
Governor of Louisiana, recerVed a
dispatch on Tuesday from Conshatta
announcing the murder of King,
brother-in-law to State Senator
Twitchell, and the wounding of the
latter, by an unknown man. The as
sassin rode through the town to the
river bank and commenced firing with
a repeating rifle at Twitchell and
King who were dn a flat boat being
ferried over the river. The negro
ferryman Wcis also wounded. Senator
Twitchell is one of the holding-over
The sub-committee on ways and
means,investigating the Alaska matter,
on Tuesday took the testimony of Louis
Goldstone of San Francisco, who says
he was the lowest bidder and should
have been awarded the lease of the
fur seal islands. Senator Boutwell
appeared before the Committee, and
at the conclusion of Goldstone's
testimony stated the reasons which
controlled his action as secretary
of the treasury in giving a preference
to the bid of the Alaska Commercial
Company. Both witnesses referred to
the executive documents published by
a former Congress as containing the
full transaction of the varrious bids,
papers and correspondence relating to
the matter, which are now on file in
the treasury department. Nothing ad
ditional of importance wras elicited.
The World's special" says Grant has
relieved Custer of command. When
the news got to Sherman and Taft,
both went to him and reported that
it would not do. Sherman went
further and said : " Custer has been
my best officer ; not only my best
man, but the only man to lead the
expedition now fitting out against the
Indians. Toall their treaties, Grant
turned adeaf ear, saying that Custer
came" here as a witness in the Bel
knap business, tobeemirch hisadinin-
istration, and he proposed to stop it.
By the advice of Sherman and Taft,
Custer went to the White House and
sat until the President's time was
over, though he repeatedly sent in
his card. Finally he wrote .to the
President. It is " understood Grant
will publicly assign as reasons for re
lieving Custer, that he is here and
will not he back in time to take
charge of his command; but Custer
will be back in time, and Grant must
make some other excuse to the people.
On Tuesday last Blaine made an
elaborate and it must be admitted,
conclusive refutation to the House to
the story that he improperly received
a number of Kansas Pacific bonds.
The evidence showed that the man
who originated the story had admit
ted his mistake. The day closes here
with Blain's skirts clearer than the
rest of the involved Republican Pru
dential aspirants. JH5
The committee on public lands
yesterday began discussion of the im
portant question in relation to survey
ing public lands. Thousands of dol
lars have been stolen by dishonest
surveyors, and the entire system
needs" renovating. It is believed the
plan of surveying from monuments
established at given points will be