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Monitor Building, A?toria, Oregon.
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Agents : .
L. P. Fisher, 20 and 21 New Merchants Ex
change, is authorized to act as Agent for the
AisTORivN in San Francisco.
Any friend who feel" an intorcst in the pros
perity of this region, is authored to act as
Agent for this paper, in procuring subtciibors.
S. IN" Arrigoni advertises a sleeve
button, of Bolivia gold coin, "which lie has
lost, and is very anxious to recover.
Stave Bolts. The bark Free Trade is
owned in San Francisco by a firm that con
sumes about 11,000 cords of stave bolts
annually in the manufacture of -wooden
ware, etc., and she is only enabled to carry
annually from this region aboutlSOO cords.
She arrived in the river July 17th and left
yesterday, loaded with 275 cords from tlse
vicinity of Cathlamet. The cargo is con
signed to Flint, Peaboay & Co.
Nehalem Crops. "We are very cert
ain that no region of country 3'et discover
ed can compare with the Nehalcm valley
for line crops. The oats hare grown to a
height of from six to seven feet ; wheat as
high as a man's shoulder, with heads from
three to seven inches long. Mr. 11. L.
Jones, "who called upon us yesterday, as
sures us that a pound of seed produces
nearly a bushel of grain. He drilled in
six pounds of wheat, and will have about
five bushels for seed from it.
Good tor Master Johnny. Master
John Brown, a youth of this city who has
already followed the sea for a living, was
placed on board the British ship Middle
hex while she was under charge of Deputy
United States Marshall "Williams, and it
is said he deported himself in a manner
becoming the dignity of that high office.
Johnny is less than eighteen years of age,
and it may with safety be said none sc
young was ever before known to command.
a 11U0 ton ship loaded with a valuable
cargo of grain lor Liverpool.
Revenue Boat. Tlie new revenue
boat, constructed for the use of the custom
house officials at this port, now proudly
floats on, the waters of our bay, and the
d$ep humiliation of the officers, waiting
fos a ships boat to come ashore and take
them-, on boardjwhen necessary to make
an infection, is removed Let us hfopo
that- this is the beginning of a-.new em in
affairs to dawn upon Asioria as a port of
entry, by supplying the needful appliances
to keep up some show of respect in the oye
of the public The new craft has a-set of
colore, and will soon be provide with
sails and rigging.
Ladies' Fair. Spiritual Hall was
thrown open last evening for the first part
of the fair got up by the ladies of the
Catholic phurch of Astoria in, aid of the
construction of the- edifice begun in this
city. The fair is really a credit to the
ladies, Mrs. S. 2$. A-rrrgoni, Mrs, A. S
Mercer, Miss Fannie and' Miss Emily Ar-
nsroni, Mi.s Jennie Clino, Mrs. Sarah.
Vood, Mis Belle W elch, and others who
have taken an active part, anc? wo trust
their efforts will be liberally rewarded, as
fit appears they will be. The- tables are
nicely arranged, and very many fine ar
ticles are on sale. The Hall will be open
again this evening and to-morrow even
ing,, and everybody in the city should pa
tronize the fair. The Hall has been hand
somely decorated, and it is about as pleas
ant a place to spend an evening as we
know of.
A Staunch Tug. The new steam tugl
being, built in this city by Spedden Bros,,
h rapidly approaching the finishing strok
es ol the builders haninjer. She is a model
for staunchness a'nd ,&eryiQe. Her size is
fifty-six feet length', seventeen feet beam,,
anuVsix and-ono half -feet depth of 'hold.
The btem and :sterrij. posts are twelve by
fourteen inches in size j deck beams eight
by ten inches j frame ribs six by eight
inclies; outside planking three inches thick;
inside two and one half inches ; kelson ten
by twelve, bolted and fastened to the keel t
twelve by fourteen inches, with eighty-five
bolts of iron. The knees are of tide land
spruce, and she is proyjdea with clamps
between the timbers eight inches bquaro.
The engines are Tjuilding for her at the
Oregon Iron; Atks&iiiO Portland, ten
inch cylinders, with return-tubular boiler,
and when she is Jautfched she will be tow
ed up theViver to receive it. The boat re
flects credit upon the'"uilders. Clifford
Snedden "planned and l&icT her off. She
-Sii D.!t i .. tft nrvh ' rru v.:i
Will COSU,ULOUl. $J.U,VW. 1. J-iiu uuuuiiig ui
this tug .prores that;atileRstfone4 vessel'
should iltmrtocyfergyar.
Shipping Intelligence.
The water front of Astoria presented a
lively scene Saturday evening. "Within
half an hour eight steamers were in sight
under way. 1. The Ajax, leaving for San
Francisco; 2. The United States light
house tender Shubrick, landing at the
wharf from San Francisco ; 3. The steam
er Dixie Thompson coming in from
Portland ; 4. The Mary Bell leaving for
Skipanon ; 5. The Varuna arriving from
Cape Disappointment, Unity, and Port
Stevens ; G. The Merrimac, leaving for
Cathlamet bav; 7. steamer Annie Stewart
foing alongside the shirj Middlesex;
. Tne bar tug Astoiia coming in to her
berth. It was a picture for a painter,
and we would like to hare had Garrigan
here to see it. Besides these steamers
there were various small sailing craft
darting here and there, coming into and
departing from slips, and two large cjass
ships riding at anchor in the bay , The
scene may be taken as an indication of
what the future of Astoria is to be.
The bark Pree Trade arrived from Cath
lamet bay in tow of the Merrimac Sunday
evening, and proceeded to sea yesterday
morning in tow of the tug Astoria.
Shubrick Arrived. The United
States light-house tender Shubrick, with
Capt. J. H. Spotts, of the United States
2Javy, light-house Inspector, on boarcl, on
a tour of inspection to all the light-houses
and fog stations of the Thirteenth district,
steamed into this harbor Saturday even
ing from San Prancisco, and left for up
the Columbia river yeterday afternoon.
The Shubrick is officered as follews: Capt.
J. H. "Winship, Lampist; Guss M. Jessen,
Master; Mr. Giddings, 1st Officer; Mr.
"Worden, 2d Officer; Mr. 1ST. Nightingale.
Chief Engineer; Walter Scott, Assistant
Engineer; and eighteen men. They will
visit Portland before returning for their
departure North.
A Postal card note from O. P. Mason,
Esq., informs us that he will visit Astoria
on professional business this week.
Mr. John Holjson, of the firm of Hob
son & "Warren, of this city, has gone to
lillamook county lor a band of lat cattle.
Capt. George Pease, "W. A. Holbrook
and several other visitors at the seaside,
hastened to Portland yesterday on account
of the fire.
The schooners Adelaide, Capt. Lewis,
and Pannie Bell were both in port yester
day. They have been up to Cathlamet
bay loading the Pree Trade.
Prof. Hopkinson of Astoria will go to
Tattoosh Island with th.e Shubrick for the
purpose of completing some portion of the
masonry at that point connected with the
steam log whistle.
"We learn from T. J. "Wiiiship, of the
United States light-house tender Shubrick,
that all lights in the Thirteenth District
are to be furnished with the Punk float
lamps, at an early date.
The schooner Elenora yesterday
brought over for D. K. "Warren, a quant
ity of tide land hay from G. N. Daggett's.
It is pionounceda !No. 1, and proves the
quality of that kind of grass when cured
and baled by experienced hands
Mr. Holladay has started in to make
the Seaside (Clatsop county) resort, famous
throughout the land and he will soon be
gin the.work for extending the house next
season, increasing the dimensions by an
addition of two hundred feet to the present
"We of this region now, 'more than
ever, feel the necessity of telegraphic-connection
with the outside world. The sus
pense and anxiety of the ucople here after
the first news of the tire m Portland was
received Saturday eveningtuntil something
more particular came to hand, may better
be imagined than described.
-One of the finest pieces of handiwork
we have. examined for many days wan
shown us at Gape Disappointment a few,
days ago consisting of a a Chequer andJ
xmcKgumro.Qu uoara, wuicn is oemg.
made Thy Mr. John Pry, of Company H.,
Pourth Artillery. The board, is of black
walnut, inlaid with white Alaska cedar,
with borders of Yew. woodbind Singapore
teak. "We understand that Mr. Pry is
making it to be presented tto one of his
friends. The lucky possessor will certainly
prize it. .
The expenses attending the loading of,
the British ship Middlesex, and the Ame
rican ship Confidence, now here complet
ing cargoes for Europe, willgreatly exceed
what they should have been had the ves
sels not attempted to go up the riyer. And
tliis excess ot costs is an actual loss. ,A
Benefit in fact to nobody, but the pYoduc-
era naveito aear .iu vv auu proper -imrgus
are ftmployed, and grain-warehouses' are
occupied Astoria, xne saving will Jcry,
nate'rialr ro "thqt ,mterestsr of ' the whole
Portland in Flames!
tf PropBrty-Full Particulars,
So far as Km!
Asteria: Office, August, 2, 187&
The Dixie Thompson from Portland
brings news this afternoon of a fear
ful destruction of property in that
city by fire which commenced at
4.30 a. m. in. the furniture Store of
Hurgren and Shindler, corner of Sal
mon and Pirst streets.
Mr. C H. Lewis, of the firm of Al
len (Si Lewis, was a passenger by the
steamer, and received the following
dispatch at Kalama, from Mr. T, A.
Savier :
Portland, August 2, 1S73, 8.45 a. m.
C. H. Lewis- Pire spreading; all business
suspended!, Vaughn's mill; Knapp, Bur
rell & Cos warehouse; jorthrap & Thomp
son's store; Everding & FerrelPs store;
and "Walker's mill are gone. Puss house
is now burning; St. Charles hotel in dan
ger, tsigneo) T. A. AVUi.K.
The- Puss House, (burning), is full
six blocks from "Walker's Mill (gone),
Vhicli will" give-some idea olths ex
tent" of the conflagration- Hurgren
& Shindler' s establishment where
the fire started, is about midway be
tween those points, one block fartfter
removed from the river.
It is a terrible- blow to Portland
more destructive,-we fear,., in propor
tion to tlic places), than either that of
Chicago ou Boston.
Mr. J. M. Bloomfield arrived from
Kalaina Sunday, August 3d, . by the
Merrimac from Cathlamet. He left
Kalama by the Fannie Troup on Sat
urday. The latest news received at
Kalama (10.30 a. m.), stated that the
fire was still spreading, and 22 blocks
were destroyed, up to that hour. We
await futher details with a dread of
the result.
The Emma Hayward arrived' here
at 4.15 p. m. yesterday;. The- Orego
nihn contains a diagram of the burnt
district, wThieh extends along the
river front from Clay. street to the
open space burned out last December
between the International Hotel and
the American Exchange. Eight
blocks on the river side of Front were-
destroyed, from John P. Walker's
mill to the International which in-
cluds the. Puss House,., Geo. Aber
nethy's Store, Everding & Ferrell's
store, Metzger's Glue works, Jones
Co's CofFeQ and Spice works, Walter
MofFett's wharf and vtfrehpusej G.$V.;
Vaughn's fine brick flouring Mill,
Besser's steam Saw Mill, W. F.- "Wil
cox's Stair factory,' a'r6w of wooden
buildings owned by ' Joseph ' Knott,
and Walker's large'Sash, blind and,
door factorv. -, 1
ay 1
e. of Front street
iaJT.vAl x.
.wagon fabVorvT'DavidyLonnarte's foundrv
nm Patton Hoiis.eretropolisHolelfl).r.
Clay' to' Tarnliill streets thgre .was, not a.
"Weathorford's drug store, John Lake's
tin store, and a large number of other
From Yamhill to Jefferson street,
ten blocks are wholly burned reach
ing Westerly to the East side of Sec
ond street. In this tract was located
several expensive buildings, includ-ing-Emil,
Lowenstien & Co.'s furni
ture establishment, C. S. Silvers store,
Smith Bros, foundry, the Ice works,
Elisha Corbett's fashion stable, and
over one hundred other places 'of
These accounts show that in all about
twenty two blocks were destroyed.
The Bulletin says the scene on Front
street at 7 o'clock was most painful.
Families who had been driven hurriedly
from their homes were seated on the side
walks north of Taylor street. Several
had saved a few articles of furniture and
apparel, but many waited until the last
moment thinking their place woidd be
fortunate enough to escape, and they were
devoid of almost everything, some even
having no m$ro raiment on them, than
would cover their body.
By seven o'clock the entire- upper
portion of the city seemed, a vast
cloud o& fixe, and its roaring. was loud
er than that of a Niagara- The heat
was so great that pigeons flying high
in the air in terror dropped dead on
the ground. The firemen were strug
gling manfully everywhere, butnear
ly three hours of the most arduous
labor had completely exhausted
Barges were towed alongside Car
ter' s wharf, and large quanties of
merchandise and household articles
wTere placed aboard them, and each
as soon as filled was towed to the
middle of the stream... Everything
that could float was utilized in. fact,
and made to do good service.
The descriptions of the. scenes- are
Portlandjias indeed suffered but
will rise again. Many of .the leading
citizens have already taken- hole) of
the matter with a viewr of soliciting
aid from abroad.which will no doubt
ha, cheerfully contributed? inas
much as Portland in prosperous times
lias always manifested the disposi
tion to aid other cities in-time of dis
tress like this.
The Portland Fire department give
the Salem boys the honor of saving
the St. Charles Hotel,, and thereby
saving hundredsJbf thousands, of. dol
lars, that would surely have -been,
swept away- They came down from
the Capital by the Oregon and Calir
fornhi railroad 57.inilesr Jn one hour
and eight minutes. The Vancouver
boys, were brought .overall short time;
by the Oneatta. .
The loss is estimated a 1,15S,675,
by the oregonian; insurance $231,030
loss above insurance $827,625.
But few accidents occurred con
sidering the magnitude of the fire.
Mr. Sam Lowenstein was severely
hurt on the head by a falling hook)
and the injuries will perhaps prove
fatal. Tnomas Johnson and E. D.
Backenstos were also injured badly.
A private letter from a gentleman of
Portland to his wife, visiting in this.city.
contains the following :
The fire we had in December last was as
very siaall affair compared with .this one
That burned over three blocks,tkis one
over tw.enty. It; started., in Hurgren &
Shindler's furniture store at aquaiterafter
four in the morning, .and we did not get it
under control until nearly noon. It burn
ed ever
and most
son and Tamhill streets were very much
injured, some burned and many torn
down. E very-one Ipetween those streets
vmoved, cut andagseat many north of
and' -hoe store was not burned,, but most
ythinjr clean from Yamhill street Mrs. McGibeny wero doing finely tjiere,
td Clay and back to Second street j h.avInS kc,,a b,"Sin Sacml. -onwh .
of the buildings between Morri- ,... t,v wWirh the Children
JULomson on jpuv-t movea.. ,'e savea ine-j -aiunsQn'tf lamuy iai evening, imirmng
St. Charles Hotel, Dut'tit is in ?a very de- r Astoria id-dtiy by the stumer VarunaV1
moralized state alsdorthrup &$tioinp- "'.-Jrhere arc four nupils at the schoyffor .
sm'sBpnyrpnajaiphill, the olind (aught in'Salem bv Misimi'.
x 'That block occupied by Reese as-avbooU SyU At the late term of the sehoof W4
-f ?.- TV- L . . J -TT J It I
of the block was torn down. The Congre
gational church was saved, but everything
between that and- the river was burned,
including the new brick Engine House,
the two steam saw-mills, "Walker's plain
ing mill, "Vaughn mill and 34 other houses
belonging to him, Moftett's brick and.
wharf, etc. etc It is a sad sight to walk,
over the burned district and see the vat:
amount of property destroyed estimated
at one million of dollars. The worst feat
ure of it is that it has thrown over 2000
people out of employment and many of.
them out of house and home E ver3Tthing
gone Every street from the Court Houae
back to Eight i lined with furniture
Another bad feature is, that there were -probably
one half of the city exposed tb
SmalLPox There is no uc in denying it
Tho city is recking with it, particularly
the Chinese quarter Men. were running,
around the streets with it and'their bed
ding was thrown into the streeto thereby
exposing thousands
The fire is supposed to be Incendi
ary as fire was set in several places-
during, the day. One man -was
caught in the act, and chased into a
burning building by the Police where
he was burned. His bones were
found this morning. Others were
arrested and are now in jail includ
ing one woman.
A torpedo was thrown into the tow
er of the Odd Fellows' building, but
was found and. put out. .
I never done such a days' work in all
my life, as I did yesterday. Eat nothings
until late -in the afternoon, and was. so
tired last night and nervous that I. could;
not get to sleep until morning,. To-day I
am as sore as though I had 'been pounded,
with a club.
"Wherever" we had a riskn building, or
stocks of goods, I was there, helping pack
and giving directions. Some of our in-
sured were so excited and crazy that I had
to take their keys away from them, and
take charee of their stores Our company
was very fortunate,' as the most of our
risks were in the heavy business portion of
the city Our loss will bo very small com
pared with some of the otfier companies
You will get something of an idea of the
fire by reading this but you can never
realize it, until you come to see it
City Election.
Tho nit election under the amended
charter for Municipal Officers in this city
came off yesterday. Three tickets were in
the field, and l30 votes were cast. Follow Fellow Follew
ing: ia tft result;
"W P Kippen 51
A.TanDuson ,...)0
James "Welch 2U
C. S. Wright 2j
W. W. Pnrker WO
Granville Kood . -
John.llobsonf - '
C. H. Pako ''
F.Perrell OS
G. Davidson "
M. Jlogprs , , J-
II. 3. Aiken J
J. ,WoIth 1 - "
Chferlcs Stevens 12'3
David Ingnlls 123
E. A, Taylor. : . 32 .
JameyW. Welch $
John fcdollot .-... 2J
William Chance V
William liaymond - Ul
Several votes were cast for Mr. Chance
for StreetCommissioner, but he was not a
candidate,. jvnd declined the honors.
Politics did not enter into the contest at
all, but some considerable work was done
for favorites. The result is generally
satisfactory to all parties we belieye, t
A atasical Society was organized at
Oysterville on Monday evening1 la?t, with
about thirtyy members. Hon. Miles
Standiih Grivwold wa chosen President ;
Mrs. John Crellen Vice President ; Mn.
I. A. Gfark Secretary, and F. C. Davi-
Treasurer. Our informant say, Prof, and
every, afternoon, and with the soch-ty ,
every' evrning. They would conclude their j
visit-'with a eonteit Satin day evenirgVa''
nraisemoetino- Sunday evoniner. visit Caoe
Di-ai)pointmont raud reipaiiv with Mr.,
mutes twenty-right were hxnttendance.

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