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WEEKLY lr V -, TRI HI' 1 1 I 1 I I I I h ' X,T"- b. n ih m. i im k Yol. L mtaammmmmmntm THE ASTOBIAN. rVLTSKED EVERY TUESDAY,TIIUItSDAY AND SATURDAY, M-onitot Building, Astoria, Oregon. . C IRELAND Proprietor Subscription Rates: Od Copy one year So 00 One Copy fix month 3 00 One Copy three months 1 50 " Single Numbor, Ton Cents. "a Advertising- Rates: One Insertion porgquaro, 10 lines or less...S2 50 Each additional Insertion, per square 2 00 Yearly adv'ta per month, per square 1 50 Aleuts : L. P. FiSnKit, 20 and 21 Now Merchants Ex change, is authorized to act as Agont for tho Astoriax in San Francisco. Any frieHd who fools an intorost in tho pros perity of this region, is authorized to act as Agent for this papor, in procuring subscribers. CITY INTELUGENCE, The A. F. Company have levied an assesment of twenty-five per cent. The contract for grading Wall street is to be let on the 18th. The bark "Windemere arrived yesterday from Victoria, B. C. Mr. S. 0. L. Potter has complet ed his survey of Sand Island and Point Adams. Capt. Flavel's new pile driv.er will commence work on Mr. R. Hob son's new wharf to-morrow. It is said by sportsmen that trout fishing was never better than at present. Mr. S. D. Adair will soon have forty acres of tide land reclaimed by a levy. A large sized key was found in town the other day. The owner can have the same by applying to J. W Eply and proving the same. Mr. Gilfry, private secretary of Gov. Grover. is stoping at the Occi dent Hotel. Mr. Gilfry will remain in town until Wednesday next. Our townsmen Collector D. W. Hare, Mr. C. S. Wright, and Judge Philo Callender of Clatsop Plains, re turned home on Saturday evening. Mr. Sales, of Young7 s River, laid on our table last week, an onion raised on his farm which measured fourteen inches in circumference. The sad intelligence reached Portland on Friday last of the death of Mrs. Ben Holladay near New York city on Wednesday last, the 10th. It was & mistake however. Schooner Carolita, Simpson mas ter, arrived at Shoalwater bay on the 10th inst. from San Francisco consign ed to Espy & Co., and will return with a load of oysters. Sloop Zepha, arrived at same place on the 11th inst. from San Fran cisco consigned to the Washington Oyster Company, and will return with oysters. Col. G. H. Mendell IJ. S. A.t son-in-law of Gen. Adair of this ciiy, had a son born to him last week. Col. Mendell is stationed in San Fran cisco. Mr. J. William Welch purchased wo lots last week in Shivery' s addi tion to Astoria for $1,000 00. The lots are the identical ones on which the Astor Company built their fort inlfjl. The Enterprise says: "We ac knowledge the receipt of $1 from Capt. J. H. D. Gray of Astoria, a mem ber of the Oregon Pioneer Society, to the Fleming Monument Fund." The jDrcgonian says that the lively steamer Oneatta has bee.i sold to Robert Hume, of the Bay View Fish eries. The sum paid was $4,000. She is at pres2nt laid up at the fish ery and will be used"to carry the pro ductions of the fishery and in other servicejas may be .required. Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, WESTPORT ITEMS. Messrs. Howe and Stevens are progressing in their wrork fitting up the hull of tho Ettie May for a schooner. She was formerly design ed for a steamer. The saw mill at this place is run ning night and day, with two sets of hands. A gang of fifty Chinamen are cutting timber and clearing land on the island opposite Westport. The frame of the new addition to the cannery is up and will soon be ready for shingling. The Jane West is towing scows load ed with rock for foundation purposes. Mr. Ben Shinkle has received from Portland an iron well and centre hoard, to be put in his new boat. They cost 50. Mr, McGowan is doing a rushing business in the photographic line. T A correspondent, writing to us from Westport expresses himself thusly : "A cotton blossom, by de name ob Louie, has bin down de ribber a huntin fer de Hog's back. He says he is gwine to start a brush factory if he kin fine it." He further says " this same individual was sent to the logging camp to woTk, and one of the men told him to get the cant-hook. He hunted all around and happened to see the old mulley cow, and a bright idea struck him. ' Dat amimile can't hook, bhe am got no horns.' He drove old mulley up to where the men were working, when Morgan says: 'What the d you doing with that cow up hero ; where's the cant hook?' Dar she am ; dat is de only ani mile in this section dat ise see dat can't hook." ' Which P. O. is Meant? We were a little mistaken in the directions we gave in our last issue as to the names of the Post-offices on the Plains. The following is what we wished to say: Letters frequently come to the As toria Post-office directed to " Clatsop" or "Clatsop Plains." There is no Post-ofiice on the "Plains" or in this County having such name. There are two post-offices on Clatsop Plains, one at the landing on Skipanon creek, called " Skipanon" the other some fifteen miles down the Plains, at the summer watering place, formerly call ed " Summer House," but now called "Seaside House." Letters for people living on the 'Plains" should be directed to "Skipanon," or " Seaside House," as the Post-master must send them to one or the other of these offices. LIGHTERAGE. Ship Otago, 895 tons burden, cleared from this port for Cork on Saturday, -with 49,345 bu&hels of wheat, of which amount 24,017 bushels were taken on below the Wallamet river from lighters. The light erage rates from Portland to Astoria are 1 50 per ton. The master of the ship Otago informed us that he would make a difference of at least seven shillings per ton in favor of a charter to Astoria. The lighterage, pilot age, towage and delays above this place coating fully that amount. Seven shil lings $1 75, and to lighter the whole cargo here, at the present rates, would be a saving to the farmer of 25 cents per ton, besides the Si 50 per ton lighterage would all go to the river boats instead of only a part as now, which would be much better than paying i iver transportation to foreign vessels to carry off out of the coun try, depleting the finances of our State, and cramping our own boatmen. But if the grain were all brought down in liver boats, 1 00 per ton would amply pay for bringing it from Portland. It should not however all be brought via Poitland. When once on a river boat below the cascades in the Columbia, or on a boat anywhere in the Wallamet, and intended for export, it should proceed di rectly without handling or stoppage to the mouth of the Columbia, thereby making a saving of at lea-t 75 cents per ton to the farmer over the present management. Great diScuitv is experienced by ship masters also in securing crews at Portland and getting them down to their vessels which, at the time of sailing, are here. If the ship stopped here, crews could be obtained here; not perhaps more readily, but still as readily as at Portland, and could be taken immediately aboard with out the expenses of transporting and watching them down the river, and the delay of returning to Portland to make good the loss of those deserting on the way down. Some ship masters have sent to San Francisco for crews, which were brought up by ocean steamers and placed on board the ships, and others have wished that they had done the same. There is no sound reason for sea vessels going above this place. It would be bet ter for the State if our own people con ducted the river transportation even at a trifle higher rates, but when it comes to sending abroad our money to have others do what our own transporting companies would do for less, it impoverishes our citizens and acts the part of the foolish for naught. TEIfflAPH DISPATCHES. The United States. Portland, Sept.' 4. Gold in New York to-day, 11H; Portland Legal Tender rates, 87 buying, and 88 selling. New York, Sept. 11. It has been decided to bring Irving here from San Francisco, to see what he knows of the Nathan murder. The Northern Pacific Railroad Di rectors, at f heir meeting in this city yesterday, adopted the following, Resolved, That the Northern Pa cific Railroad Company locate and construct its main road to a point on Puget Sound on the southerly side of Commencement Bay, in township 21, range 4 east of the Wallamet me ridian and within the limits of the city of Tacoma, which point in said city of Tacoma is declared to be the western terminus of the main line of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Charleston (S. C), Sept. 11. The mill owners of this city held a meet ing to-day, and determined to keep their mill closed until the colored la borers, now on a strike, shall return to work at the usual wages. Washington, Sept. 12. The follow ing dispatch was received at the White House this merning: Yankton, Dakota, Sept. 12, 1873. To U. S. Grant, President of the United States Gen. Edwin S. Mc Cook was assassinated at a public meeting last night by P. P. Winter mute, a banker of this place. (Signed) JOHN A. BURBANK, Gov. New York, Sept. 15. The balloon for Europe is being inflated, and is announced to start this afternoon. President Orton, of the Western Union Telegraph Company, has been informed that the office at Shreve port, La., is closed, all of the opera tors being sick with yellow fever. Pacific Coast Items Sacramento, Sept. 12. In accor dance with announcement made yes terday, Gov. Stanford and Mark Hop kins addressed the railroad employes at the shops this afternoon. Both spoke at considerable length, the sub stance of their remarks being that the recent election having been de cided against them the bonds of the company are not now saleable in the East and in Europe. Consequently construction must be stopped, but may be resumed in four or five years. The workmen have been discharged because there is no further use for them, and others will be discharged for the same reason. It is not the intention of the company to remove their shops. Foreign News. London, Sept. 12. G a. m. It is re ported that the Carlist forces have captured Yalcarios. Sept. 16, 1873. Rev. Dr. Lyman, of the United States, has arrived at Constance to attend the Old Catholic Congress. Bayonne, Sept. 12, Cannon and other munitions of war, for Carlists, were landed yesterday at Lequito, on the coast of Biscay. Lisbon, Sept. 12. Accounts from different sections represent the spine disease as making great havoc. The Pefmlntloii f OregeN-. The Washington correspondent of the State Journal, under date of Aug. 10th, makes a statement in relation to the last census of Oregon, which shows our population counting as other States do is much larger than has been heretofore supposed. He says: " The population of Oregon, in 1870, according to the report mide by the officers taking the 9th census, was set down at 90,923. These fig ures have since been taken without question as the true population, but only that portion classified by the census officers under the head of "constitutional" and "representa tive" population, and is made up as follew: White, S9,S19; colored, 946; Chinese, 3,330; Indians, 318; Total, 90,923. According to the report of the superintendent of the 9th census published by authority as a preface to the first, the true popula tion of Oregon, in 1870, was 101, 8S3, (of whom 24,608 were males, twenty one years of age and upwards) made up as follews: White, S6,926; colored, 346;' Chinese, 3,330; Indians, 11,278. Total, 101,SS3. It will be seen by the above figures, taken from the official report of the superintendent of the census, that in the " constitu tional" and " representative" popu lation of 90,923, all the negroes and aU the Chinese in the State, and 318 Indians, are included, while 10,960 Indians are excluded. In the total, or true population, all the Indians are counted, as in other States, mak ing the population 101,883." A SERENADE. From the folds of your snow-white pillow, My love, my beautiful rise, And come to the casement window. Where the wind thro' the cedars eighs; Star and planet are leaping Out through the cloudless blue; Planet and stars are weeping, And wondering where are you. The moon, like a royal maiden, Sits on her cloud-built throne, And the breath of the dainty tulips From the garden paths is blowii; Under the drooped narcissus The bulbul sits and sings, And the leaves of the rose are blushing The dew from the wind's light winga. Under the leafy casement, Sweet, I am waiting still, Watching the lamp-lit lattice Till thy hand on the window-sill Rustles the dainty rose leaves That lovingly cluster there, Sighing till somebody culls them To twine in your dark"b"rowrf hair. My own, my beautiful Nina, Come, till my love I pour Come, till I tell the passion . My heart can hide no more Till I sit in the rich, sweet luster Of thy dark blue ej'es divine, And bless in a blissful rapture The hour that shall make thee mine. Shine out, O shimmering planet ! 0 panting shadow ! lie still ; Methinks 'tis the rim of her raiment 1 see by the window-sill ; Hush, bulbul under the roses ! Oh, rapture ! the hour draws near ! Silence, thou restless zephyr ! 'Tis her step, 'tis her voice I hear ! "Do you think we have all gone mad, sir? In truth, I wkh you'd leave off; I'm dying to-night with a toothache, And your howling won' t cure my cough ; 'Tis really stiange, 'tis monstrous, How little of HMise remains, , Or even of common politeness, . , , , When.folks get love,on their -brains.V. ' 4 v. ! ;' Eo, 34. REPUBLICAN NOMINEE. The Hon.JEIiram Smith, of Harris burg, was nominated by theRepubli-, cans at their convention at Albany on Friday last. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. They are experimenting with fe male horse-car conductors in Savan nah. An international Masonic congress is soon to be held in Kingston, Can ada. Iowa!s new capitol is to be built of Minnesota granite, and will cost $2, 000,000. The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad has started locust plantations along its line with a view to provide mater rial for ties. A Frenchman has invented a pro-, cess for making paper out of starch, and hopes to make a stiff thing out. of it. The belle of Cape May receives ten baskets of flowers daily from her admirers. She is very beautiful and likewise very wealthy.' ' A gentleman in Indiana, when ask ed why he didn't marry and settle down, feelingly replied that he thought more seriously of being di vorced and settling up. A Grange is composed of a master, overseer, lecturer, steward, assistant steward chaplain, treasurer, secre tary and gatekeeper, all gentlemen; and Ceres, Pomona, Flora and a lady assistant steward, all ladies. Sylvanus Cobb, Jr., of Ledger fame, passes fourteen hours of the twenty four in sleep. Some declaimers against his species of literature think it would be' better for the youth of the land if he would sleep the other ten. Rufus Porter, aged So, the origi nal editor of The Scientific Ameri can, is living at West Birmingham, Conn., and is soliciting shares for a flying machine of his invention. Recently the authorities of Cam bridge University and a town in England were badly hoaxed. At eleven in the forenoon the mayor re ceived this telegram: "Lieut. Col. Hamilton Crewe, to the Worshipful Mayor of Cambridge: His Imperial Majesty, the Shah of Persia, desires to visit your university and town, en route to London, arriving at Cam bridge station about 1:10. Be pre pared with escort and 'reception as far as time allows." The unsuspi cious mayor notified the Yice Chan cellor and other university officials and heads of colleges as well as the public generally. The town council was summoned, the rifle volunteers called out, and every preparation was made to welcome the royal Per sian. Business was suspended, the town was gayly decorated with flags, and the streets were crowded. The' Yice-Chancellor, the1 Mayor, the members of the Corporation, and the volunteers, w;ith some fifteen hun dred people, .assembled at the railway station. A carriage with four grays was in attendence for the Shah. At length the authority of the telegram was doubtedj and after waiting until half past two the May or became convinced that he had been the victim of a hoax. The tele- , gram "was written on an official form and enclosed in an official envelope. It had a blank stamp, the date in tho centre of " Cambridge" having been filled in with a pencil. The local telegraph authorities had no knowl edge of such a message, and asserted that it liad never passed through, their office. Many persons were very much amused at the practical -.joke,, while other citizens were very, an-,. dignifct m i ' m u" ' -.Mi'! I'll -ill, . V &'H;'i MbltSt (i, ;.