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ISSUED EVERY EVENING,
J. . H:i:LAI, : : ITKLISIIER.
Monitor Biuhlin'j, Cans Sired.
Terms of Subscriptien:
Served by Carrier, per week 2o Cents
Sent by mail, three months ?2 ."0
Sent by mail six months 4 GO
Sent by mail one year 7 00
li ee of Postage to tho Sub.-ciibcrs.
CxT Adxerli-emcnt inserted by the year at
he rate of $1 00 per .square por month.
Transient adveitising, by the day or week,
Cfty cents per square first insertion.
Mrs. Daggett's new Hotel will be
ready for occupancy in a" very short
Extensive arrangements are be
ing made for the Pioneers reunion at
Salem in June.
The Geo Moon and Herbert
Black, from Astoriaarrivedat Queens
town on the 20th ult.
The schooners Enterprise and
Three Sisters, from Shoalwater bay,
arrived at San Francisco on the 9th.
The Thorndikc has arrived from
Portland to complete her cargo tit
We cannot inseit anonymous
communications, on subjects on any
name or nature.
A boat-puller, name unknown,
was drowned near Ton&ue point last
Monday night, while attempting to
make saiL We have been unable to
gain particulars. This is the only cas
uality occurring on the river so tar as
we have heard of.
The new fishing boat built for
Wm. Strong by O. M Stark, is
amongst the finest on the river. No
California 350 dollar boat can beat
her. She cost $250. John McCJin
tock 5s running her. The fish are for
Fitzpafcrick's FisherLon cannery.
-r-His mother had married, and his
name was changed now, was the
answer given to Mr. Morse yesterday
when he accused a youngster of plaj'
ing two names off on him for entry on
the pay-roll. The honest little fel
low's apology was satisfactory.
The telegraphic lies refuted thus
far this week are Speaker Kerr's res
ignation j A story of Tweed fleeing
from pursuers in Canada ; the high
flown letter of Fitzhugh, door-keeper
of the House, and a new sensation
about Bristow, his wifes foster father,
and a defaulting Internal Revenue
officer in Kentucky, who was'nt a de
faulter. We are in possession of some of
the facts relative to the abortion
case in this city, to which the Bee re
ferred .recently in Portland The
investiglion, if any be held, and it
should be investigated, would reveal
strong evidences of criminal abortion.
The parties both came from Portland,
James W. Eaton, and Miss Nellie
Poland. Their conduct here entitles
either one of them to the least
The Oregonian is informed tta
the Oregon Steamship company's new
steamer Geo. W. Elder, will orry
about 300 persons front New York
who are -to be employed in construct
ing a railroad which is being construct
ed in Brazil, and that on the way
down the South American coast the
steamer will touch at some point
probably Rio Janeiro for these pas?
engers to debark Tins stoppage wi
necessavy protract the voyage, so
that with everything in her favor, the
321der will not be due at her destina
tion before the middle of July:
PACIFIC COUNTY, W. T.
Proceedings of the Commissioner's
Court held May 1st, 2d, 3d and 4th,
Ordered that the following bills be
L. A. Loom is, to pay I. W. Cae
(or lamp, and f eight on tamo Ibr
Court hou-e $ 7 30
J. II. Whitcomb Sheriff tcc in cate
ofW. F. C.Marlz 103 70
F. C. Davis for hauling tana for
Court house chimney 1 25
Jotiah Joplin, Justice lee W. F.
vs. J. Mor s-.n 5 70
John Brown, witness fees and mile
age 6 SO
Maihew Lamley witness and mile
age 7 06
John Fagalda witness and mileage 2 20
J. P. Foster " " 6 DO
L. A. Loom is Com 'is services and
mik-ago 23 00
Samuel Walker do do 3S 00
.). K. Gnu iter, Clerk services 12 00
S. W. Brown for township plat
No. 10, N. R. 9 W 5 75
J. 11. (Iuilier, to pay for wood for
GmiiHiousc 12 90
Creilm to Co., for stationery and
suiid'-iea 3 00
J. B. Coulter, Auditors ef vices.... 38 95
T. S. Barr, constable fees, W. F.
vs. J.Morrison, and-mileage.... 9 20
Job Lamley, witness fees and mile
pe G 60
Win. Slong, witness fees and mile
age 3 20
Wrn. Harrington, witness lees and
mileage 3 80
J. H. Whilcomb, Sheriff feees in
Martz case and board 7 20
Do, wiiting and making 1S75 del.
ta;c list . 8 00
Sebastian Giesey, Commissioners
services and mileage 29 60
Ordered that the Court adjourn sine
L. A. LOOMIS
("hah man of Paciti z county Commis
Attest, J. 11. Goulter, Clerk.
We understand that Mr. T. Mas
ters, 1st officer of the O. S. N. Co. ,
thinks of tackling the upper river this
Another wreck, unknown, has
drifted ashore south of Yaquina Bay.
It is a vessel of about 100 tons; new or
The Bouita, Canby and a barge
were di&charging salmon at one t:me
at the O. S. S. Co.'s wluu-f yes'evday.
Over 6,000 eases are now in the ware
house for shipment to-morrow.
Darkness was mde hideous about
ten o'clock last evenhij. by the lusty
yeingo? a he? then Ch"jee who had
walked ovefbo.u-d on the Water street
crossing. He was saved by his com
panions. The birkeuf,ire Webfoot, Capt.
Wheelrlghfc, will be ready for sea to
night. She completed cargo at Knapp
ton. Will sa;l io-morrow. Hec crgo
consists of lumber, laths and horse
rakes. Sheriff J. H. Whifccomb, of
Oystervie. returned yesterday from
a pro'essional visit to the upper
part of Pa coc county. Mrs. W. will
go out on the Stephens, for a visit to
the Easievn. States.
Some of the frslesfc sailing that
has ever been witnessed on this bay
was noted to-day amongst the fishiug
boats, with a stiff north-west breeze.
The scenes were grand. Equal to a
The Idaho Daily Avalanche is
dead.. "Old Hill" is goiVg to nm the
Salinas, California, Index He got
stuck after that country because the
clover season, "comes in so early and
comes up so early, and grows up to
the expectations of the young "ladies."
The Weekly Avalanche will be issued
by Mnj. J. S. Hay, who has been on
that paper for a year or two.
Any person inquiring for a fine
quah y of liquor, and can appreciate the
same, can find the genuine J. H. Cutler
Whiskey and Millers extra Old Bourbon,
at the " Columbia Bar" saloon As,oiia.
with Geo. Usherwood late of Portland :
cater to their t,;tr . Gentlemen will plea.e
give us a call. Ciqars of a fine quality
also on hand. J as. M. Lyxch, Prop.
tff'Tho very finest Photographs atShuster
fc Davidsons, corner of First and Yainhili
streets. Portland, Oregon.
THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 11, 1876.
Synopsis of Press Dispatches.
Steps Toward Specie Pay
ment Leveling our Cur
rency. The Cheap Transportation
The Coal Miner's Strike
Telegraphic Lies about
Speaker Kerr has no Inten
tion of Resigning.
Belknap Indicted by the
Miss Sweet's Story A few
who Deserve a Term in
A New York dispatch of the 9fch
says: The total amount of subsidiary
sliver disbursed here since April 20ili,
is $13,515,000. The premium, howev
er, has not entirejy disappeared, it is
to-day bringing a half to one per cent,
which is paid by brokers, who find a
profit in shipping the newborns to S-m
Francisco, where there is a scarcity.
The new silver coin wcrfch about 95
cents in gold, can be obtained here at
par in greenbacks, or 88 3-4 gold. It
is said that 50,000 were so shipped
yesterday. The Post says it is unfor
tunate that the tendency of the first
step towards specie payment should be
to level down the currency of the only
section of the country that has main
tained specie payments throughout all
our currency troubles.
The Cheap Transportation As
sociation met in Clricago on the 9th,
B. F. Banker presiding. A commu
n cation from the Cincinnati cheap
transit board suggesting a joint me
morial to Congress praying for relief
from the excessive charges of the Un
ion Pacific and other Pacific railroads
was read and -referred to a committee
for action. The com mitt e on railway
transportation, F. B. Thurber, Chair
man, reported thnt the managers of
the trunk lines leading from Cliicao
have at last taken the position that
freight rates from the west to New
York, shall be as low as any other
seaboard city. Their action has had
gratifying results and if continued
will result beneficially to New York.
The railroads cla:m that the present
rites are not remunerative, but then
the capital stock of alt .the trunk
lines have been watered. Special
rate contracts with wholesale mer
chants in the interior is deprecated as
keeping buyers from .the New York
market. Tins system has nearly
bankrupted our hotel interests and
has injured the passenger traffic of the
railroads. Railway managers should
adopt the same measures regarding
west bound 'freight that they havt
adoxted toward east bound frei hts.
There is much excitement over
the miners strike, at the Massilion, O.,
mines. Green hands are working un
der the protection of the militia. Two
companies of soldiers have "been or
dered trom Sandusky to Tiffin. Gov.
Hayes has written to Adjutant Gen
eral Wyckhoff, expressing a fear that
the present force at Massilion would
prove insufficient should there be any
further disturbances in. the mining
districts. He further instructs him to
take every precaution and. to have it
thoroughly understood that the mili
tia will remain untjl the lawlessness is
effectually quelled. The Adjutant
General has summoned two more
companies, who will arrive to-night.
The grand jury has found numerous
indictments agamst participants in the
recent riots at Fannington mine, but
as yet no arrests have been made.
General Crook left Omaha on the
10th for Bed Cloud and Spotted Tail
agencies in order to discover the feel
ings of the Indians and thus deter
mine what course to take with them
during the coming campaign, whether
to use and trust, or distrust them.
The Indians escaping from Crazy
Horse's band have joined Sitting Bull
and are busy gathering guns and amu-
nition-, and trouble is anticipated from
Kerr's friends declare he has not
resigned and will not. He will prob
ably ask for an extension of leave.
Kerr telegraphed Morrison this even
ing that there is no truth in the state
ment that he had resigned or con
templated doing so. Kerr is s'mplys
overworked and suffers, from fon-
chita. He is by mo?ineans danger
ously ill. ; , .
The grand 'jury tof the Criminal
Court of the District of Columbia have
found a true bill of indictment against
Belknap for receiving bribes.
The Times Washington dispatch
says : Miss S eet's testimony before
the committee on civil service, in
regard to the pension agency at Chi
cago shows a worse state of affairs
than ever suspected. The testimony
shows that she was robbed of 5,000
by the aelion of two men now hold
ing responsible offices, and a third
who was her predecessor, named
David Blakely. The latter owed
$5,000 to Campbell, the U. S. mar
shal of Chicago. Campbell wanted
Blakely retained until -worked out of
debt. When Miss Sweet 'was pro
posed it was arranged that she might
have the office if she would .assume
Blakely'sdebt. Thisshedid without
consulting her friends'.- She paid"
2,100 and then discovered that
Blakely was a defaulter, and as she
had assumed the debt she herself
was shown to be a defaulter by her
own books.' Blakely afterwards came
to and told her she was a defaulter
to the t;stent of $4,000, and also told
her that she must raise the money
that day. She was not. able to' raise
but $2,000. .He then placed in her
hands certain notes, endosed by Sen
ator Windom and ex-Senator Bam
sey, to the amount of $2,000. These
notes appear to have been given by
Blakely and endosed by these gen-,
tlemen, with another party named
Shaeffer. Miss Sweet got the notes
discounted and raised the balance of
the moner, and it was paid over
-when the notes became due. They
had to be renewed twice, and finally
Shaeffer paid the notes without any
interest. Gen. Baker well knew the
situation in which Blakely-had placed
Miss Sweet, and understood that in
li is demand upon her, he was saving
the formeragent, Baker, nowsurveyor
general of Minnesota. Campbell is
very anxious to have Miss Sweet
make her story before the committee
brief, and seems to have made sever
al efforts before she left Chicago, to
get the matter suppressed. He fin
ally authorized her to say to the
committee that if they thought he
did. .wrong- in receiving money he
would refund at once. Some of the
Illinois politicians think the Presi
dent entirely willingto remove Camp
bell, and will probably do so as soon
as the investigation comes to an end.
Miss Sweet is a daughter of General
Sweet, who was deputy commissioner
of internal revenue, and who per
formed distinguished services. She
was given the position of pension
agent on accountof her father's servi
cesand the circumstances in which the
affairs of the family were left by his
death ; but the result of the good in
tentions of the government in her
behalf has been a loss through her
holding the office, of about $2,000.
When an effort was made some time
ago to have her dismissed from office
she told some parts, at least, of her
story to the President, who told her
she must pay no-more money to any
one, and that if she did it would be
considered a cause for her removal.
Thus armed, she had no longer to
submit to the black mailing rins :
but up to the present time Baker and
Campbell have not been punished by
The most deplorable and dis
gusting feature of the Black Hills
exc'.tement, is the efforts of the
parties "who are coining money
out of the folly of the victims of
the furor to lure them on by sys
tematic, false representations.
;Gfieyemie, Omaha, Souix City,
and other out-fiting points are es
pecially culpable in this respect.
Bamegat wreckers, who by false
lights on the shore used to decoy
homeward-bound ships to des
truction among the breakers were
guilty of no blacker turpitude
than that of the wretches who are
now seeking to make money out of
the utter shipwieck of he credu
lous people whom they are artful
ly and systematically enticing by
Mr. Frank E. Hodgkin, tho "wide
awake" Salem correspondent of the Ore
gonian has taken cbaige of the local col
umns of the Statesman, of that city. The
Meicurysrtys he feels more at home with a
pencil in his fingers than when framed,a
la chromo, in the delivery window of a
Drifts and Tom Heads 1876.
Upper Astoria, Clatsop county, Oregon. "
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At a Special meeting of the Colum
.biaJJiver Fisheruteiis Beneficial Aid
.Society, the following regulations for
the , government of all concerned
were adopted. That the following
drifts and tow heads be established
for the fishing season of 1876.
First Drift. From Woody Island
to Brown's point.
m Second Drift. From Brown's Point
inside of Snag Island to the 12th red
Third Drift. From the loth buoy
to Tongue Point.
Fourth Drift. From Tongue Point
to a point a little west of Booth's
Cannery, at a place to b$ designated
bv a spile or some permanent mark.
lifth Drift. From the termina
tion of the 4th drift to Smith's .Point.
Sixth Drift. From Smith's Point
to the Paci c Ocean.
Seventh Drift. From the red buoy
in the Prairie channel to Tongue
Point up or down.
Eighth Drift. The big snag in
hinook shoot will be considered a
The fishermen in Astoria, in coun
cil have mutually agreed to bind
themse'ves to-be governed by the'
fo-egoing drifts, and it is expected
from boats outside of the Society that
they will also conform to the same.
Any fisherman wjio is not fortunate
enough to be a member of this Society
has still another opportunity to join
this Society, by applvin- before the
10th day of May, 1S7G, in accordance
with the notice published elsewhere
in the Astoriax. After which time
the initiation fees will be raised to
By order of the Society,
THOMAS .DEALEY. Sec.
Tho members of Astoria Lodge, K"o. 40, 1.
0. G. T.,.vrill have a public installation of
officers for tho ensuing quarter on Saturday
evening. May 13th, at Spiritual Hall. Imme
diately after the installation. Rev. Dr. Crang
will deliver a lecture on temperance. The
public and al members of the order are cor
dially invited to attend.
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