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ASTORIA, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 22, 1876.
ISSUED EVERY EVENING,
. '. IKELAM, : : PCBLISIIEK.
Monitor Building, Cass Street.
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fifty cents per square first insertion.
The steamship John L. Stephens
will he due to-morrow from Sun Fran
cisco. Fisher took th remaining bundle
of hay from that blind mule, Satur
The Modoc, now loading at
Knappton will carry a valuable cargo
of lumber outward.
Mr. Holman has five cottages
ready for occupants at Unity, "W. T.
C. H. Dexter has fitted up sever
al pleasure bouts for the use of visit
ors at the Bay View House, Unity.
The corner stone has been laid
for the construction of John W. Gear
liart's new building on Chenamus
-street, near the Custom-house.
Mr. Bequette is et at "work on
his plans fcr milling on a grand scale
at Astoria. "We have an interesting
letter from him too late for publica
Work is now thoroughly under
way for the construction of the Ore
gon Steam Navigation Company's
wharf at Astori; , under the personal
supervision of John W. Brazee.
The Oregon Steamship Company's
steamers Gussie Telfair and California
-arrived at 9.30 and 10.30 respectively,
from Northern ports to-day. Both
steamers proceeded to Portland.
The Orient arrived yesterday
with a cargo of about 700 tons, weight
and measurement, ten days from San
Francisco. She discharged a portion
of her cargo at Kinney's wharf, and
proceeded this morning, in tow of
the J. C. Brenham, with Pilot Gil
man, for points along the river.
It does not seem professional, nor
right, for a strange gentleman profess
ing to be an eminent physician, to force
himself upon invalids without consult
ing the attending physician without
notice. It looks too much like quack
ery. People at Astoria will not stand
such proceedings. Dr. Cleburne may
be all that he professes to be, but his
course in Astoria appears not to have
been such as to inspire the respect due
to one so eminent in the profession,
by other members of the same fra
ternity. Contracts were let on Saturday
for the improvement of certain des
cribed portions of Cass, Con com ly,
Chenamus, Main, Benton and Sque
nioqha streets according to advertised
order. Moses Rogers, W.W. Parker,
J. W. Gearhart, M. Nowlan, II. B.
Parker, G. Peed, M. Dillon, M. J.
Kinney, E. A. Taylor, J. Q. A. Bowl
by, H. Brown, G. B. McEwan, T. A.
Hyland, Geo. Flavel, S. G. Ingalls,
P. Hobson, and F. J. Taylor, were
the successsful bidders. In most of
these cases the persons owning the
property bid for the construction of
the work ordered, and will sub-let it
to the best advantage to themselves,
holding themselves responsible to the
city for the faithful performance of
Prayer and Praise.
Last evening the usual service at the
Congregational Church was substitu
ted by a meeting of Prayer and
Praise. The Rev. Dr. Crang, Pastor,
opened with a brief but very impres
sive address upon the topic of Christ's
mission on earth, which we felt sure
would be prized in Washington at
this time if the some old laws of the
ancients could be enforced. The
point so ably sustained, was that sin
ners (when brought to repentance and
a truthful acklowledgement of the du
duty they owe to God), are forgiven
now as freely as the ancient Greeks
were forgiven their debts, when the
day of settlement came around and
they were unable to pay their obliga
tions. Dr. Crang is a ready speaker,
and has that gift of address which car
ries an interest to the listener which
obliterates time, and makes the ad
dress of half an hour seem to be one
of but a few moments. The interludes
between addresses were composed of
judiciously selected hymns executed
in a highly creditable manner, by an
excellent choir of voices, with organ
accompaniament. Mr. E. C. Holden
spoke relative to .the volumes of evi
dence at hand to prove that the bible
is the revealed word of God to man,
and made a convincing comparison to
the works of nature; that, as men, we
might as well reject thousands of
things transpiring before our eyes in
the course of nature, because we did
not understand them, as to reject the
Bible beacause there are tilings within
the book which we could not clearly
understand. He took the view that
the bible is the only key, or revelation
of God's purposes, and that the lessons
it teaches are superior to the teachings
of nature; that nature is a perpetual
work of the stronger over the weaker
forces wliile the bible teaches meekness
and submission of the powerful to the
weaker, reminding us of the wTords of
Isaiah: "The wolf also shall dwell
with the lamb, and the leopard shall
lie down with the kid, and the calf and
the young lion and the fathng to
gether, and a little child shall lead
them." His remarks were followed
with that good old hymn: "I love to
tell the story of Jesus and his love." at
the close of which Dr. Crang made a
few additional remarks, and the ser
vice concluded with the inspiring song
of another day spent in Jesus' work,
"Another less of life for me." When
the benediction was pronounced and
the assemblage dispersed, it was with
the generally expressed hope, beyond
a doubt, that praise meetings woidd
be held oftner in Astoria.
A Visit to Nehalem Valley No. 1.
Its Roads, Us Prospects niid It, Popula
tion. Editor Asteriax:
The Nehalem valley is about thirty
two miles southeast from Astoria, by
the Military road, which is a connect
ing link between Astoria and Salem.
The location of the road to the valley
is over the best location and could be
made a good thoroughfare. At pres
ent the road from the Klaskanine to
green mountain is in a very bad con
dition, the timber has fallen into such
an extent that it makes travel almost
impossible. The Youngs River bottom
is clear from fallen timber, but on the
western slope of Saddle mountain the
wind fall is terrific and continues up
to a point known as Ladies Camp, or
the highest point on the Military road
between Astoria and Nehalem; then
down the eastern slope the timber has
fallen for about two miles to a point
some nine miles from the .Nehalem.
Here the signs of industry commences
and the marks of toil are visible from
the ten mile post to the valley, which
is now a good passable road. From
the ten mile post northwest to the
ridge near the Klaskanine creek is the
portion which is blocked, and I am
confident that this jam or wind fall
could be cut out at an expense of about
three hundred dollars. This sum it is
almost impossible to raise in the valley
at present, and the settlers in tile
lower settlement are almost dishear
tened when they behold this formida
ble barrier before them and the outside
world. They are surely entitled to
the sympathy and some assistance
from Astorians or from the county.
The bridges are in a dilapidated con
dition and need tor be repaired, and if
the county cannot give assistance to
open roads it surely can to build
bridges. There are bridges built I
understand hi one road district,
which only accommodate one or two
individuals, and here is a settlement
of twenty-six inhabitants and room
for hundreds more. Astoria is I be
lieve the only city or town hi Oregon
that has not a road of some kind run
ning to it. The people of Nehalem
and the Youngs river settlements want
land communication to the Sea-port so
as to be able to drive stock to and
from this city to these settlements.
If we had more roads and less skill's
Ave would be better off in purse and
prosperity. It should be considered
that farmers are very poor sailors and
would be better satisfied to travel on
land than on water. Just witness Mr.
Moore on last Sunday who got his boat
snagged and came near losing one
hundred dollars worth of provisions
and himself in rounding Smith's point.
But Mr. Jos. Moore was not to be
beaten by tliis mishap as he took his
stores ashore, made a fire, and dried
his commissary and himself. The Ne
halem valley would be more advanced
if it was blessed in having some more
Jos. Moores. The Fish Hawk road
district is in a very bad condition for
roads and the settlers in that part of
the valley has so considered the situa
tion and have in consequence conclu
ded to turn out and work on the road.
They have contributed about ten dol
lars each for provisions and about
twenty dollars each for labor. They
expect that they will be able to con
nect the grade worked on by Mr.
Gihnore on the State Poad with the
Fish Hawk settlement. In the effort
to take in provisions for the men work
ing on this road Mr. Moore met with
the marine disaster above noted. As
soon as they have the road brushed
and graded they expect to make a de
mand on the county for bridge money
and if the county liberally donate to
these roads the Nehalem valley will
advance in population and prosperity,
if not it will be very apt to keep on
depopulating as it has this last winter.
Mr. Hobson has moved out and is now
working on Mr. Taylor's place on
Youngs Piver. Two other families al
so left the settlement, and good places,
to go to Skoocum Chuckr W. T.
It. Miller arrived to-day from his
new camp on the JjTaselle river, about
nine miles from Knappton. He
came by the trail to Knappton with
out much difficulty, having left camp
yesterday. He has about 250,000
of clear spruce logs in the river now,
after two weeks hauling. The lo"s
thus launched will be rafted to tjie
mouth of the Naselle, on Shoalwater
Bay, and towed to the South Bend
Mills. He comes in search of men to
work, and may be found at the Occi
dent Hotel until to-morrow morning.
It is a matter of doubt just when
the Thorn dike will be readv for sea.
Synopsis of Press Dispatches.
Boweh Expelled from Ply
Senator Booth does not Want
to be President.
Daring Stage Rtbbery in
Protection of Columbia River
The Franking" Privilege.
Frank M. Pixleys Argument
on the Chinese Nuisance.
China's Botany Bay.
A New Idea About Green
backs. Are They a Legal Tender ?
Probable Results to follow
the Struggles in Turkey.
The Christians Wealth a
Stimulus to the Rabble.
Liverpool Wheat Market.
It came at last to the pinch in
Plymouth church, and Henry C.
Bowen was unanimously expelled
last Thursday night. Bowen said
after the meeting that he was not
surprised at the. result. If Plymouth
church can afford thus to be satisfied
said he, then I suppose I ought not to
complain, but 1 imagine that their
troubles are not yet ended.
A New York dispatch of the 19th
says : An acquaintance of Senator
Booth asked him by telegraph from
Indianapolis yesterday, if he would
accept the greenback convention
nomination for the Presidency ? lie
replied no ; I hope my name will
not be mentioned as a candidate.
The only information he has yet re
ceived of his nomination as Vice
President is from the newspapers.
He says he does not intend to pay
any attention to it, not regarding it
as matter for special notice. He says
there are only two points of accord
in his financial views and those of the
convention, namely, that United
States legal tender notes should be
substituted for all national bank notes
and that the easiest way to bring
them up to a gold standard and jjro-
videfor their redemption is through
inconvertable3 G5 bonds the system
which he has heretofore advocated.
A Galveston dispatch of the 10 th
reports another daring stage robbery
on the El Passo line. One stage and
two hacks full of passengers were
stopped by three highwaymen, in the
open prairie 18 miles west of Dallas.
Before finish sng their work, another
hack full of passengers came up, on
being ordered to stop, the driver put
whip to his horses and escaped.
From the description given, it is sup
posed that they are the James broth
ers. On the 18th Senator Mitchell sub
mitted a resolution instructing the
Committee on Commerce to inquire in
to the extent and condition of Salmon
fisheries on the Columbia river in Ore
gon and Washington Territory and re
port a bill for the regulation of such
fisheries and protection of artificial
hatching in said river The resolu-.
tion was adopted.
Washington dispatches of the lth
says : Frank M. Pixley, one of the
delegation appointed by San Fran
cisco to urge action on the Chinese
question appeared before the House
committee on foreign affairs to-day,
and presented an argument on the
subject. Among other things, he
stated that there were 60,000 Chinese
in California, of the lowest class of
Coolies, Mongolian criminals 'T and
that the State is, in fact, rapidly be
coming China's Botany Bay.
The Senate committee on post-offices
and post-roads to day considered
the restoration of the franking priv
ilege. The committee will recom
mend that communications on official
business may be sent free by Con
gressmen. The New York Herald's Wash
ington special says it is proposed to
bring the legal tender question to a
novel test before the Supreme Court.
The plaintiffs will insist that every
new issue of legal tenders must be
authorized by special act of Congress;
that notes bearing date of 1874 can
not be a legal sender unless Congress
declares it by special act.
A Constantinople dispatch of the
18th says. If a struggle should take
place, a3 everybody is dreading, be
tween the native Christians and Mus
sulmans, the Christians would prove
victorious, provided the troops did not
aid the mob; but in a general rising
of Mohammedans the large colonies of
European subjects in Constantinople
and along the Bosphorus would be in
greater danger than native Christians,
because then wealth would constitute
an additional stimulous to the religious
zeal of the Turkish rabble. The
streets of Pera are patrolled by a band
of Austrian Croates.
Liverpool dispatches quote bread
stuffs quiet. Wheat, 9s. lld10s 4d
per cental for California club. Flour
extra state steady at 22s 6d.
Progress of the Line.
Oak FoiNT, W. T.
May 20th, 1S73. J
The telegraph cable was successfully
laid across the river here yesterday af
ter noon, and the line is now complete
as far as this office is concerned.
A. S. Abernethy, Jr.
A ScGGrjbTiox with Sand' in it.
The Congregational church spire
needs a fresh coat of paint. Here's
Our headquarters on the Centen
nial grounds will be with the Camp
bell Press Works. We cannot resist
their invitation to participate with
them. Our carpet sachel is packed.
Q"The Astoria shirt factory, in C. L.
Pai leer's new building, on Chenamus
Street, up tairs is the place for gentle
man to get nice fitting garments at reason
j2S"Any person inquiring for a fine
quality of liquor, and can appreciate the
same, can find the genuine J. II. Cutter
WLiskey and Millers extra Old Bourbon,
at the - Columbia Bar" saloon Astoria,
with Geo. TJsherwood late of Portland to
cater to theirtuste-. Gentlemen will please
give u a call. Cigars of a fine quality
also on hand. J as. M. Lynch, Prop.
;3" Everybody goes to the iNovelty
Barber shop to get fixed up insjyle. Every
person may come, and more too, fori have
employed a first-class artist who will smil
ingly manipulate yourchin, gracefully curl
your mustache, nicely puff your hair, and
latof all, but not least, will perfume your
clothe with the mot pupular perfumer; in
use, "Patchouly" if you don't believe it juM,
try it. Hair cutting, shaving, and sham
pooing. Hair dying done and warranted
not to turn red, break or split. Parker
J, L. Campbell, Proprietor.
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