Tri- Weekly TstOiigai
I). C. IKEIiAXB &...'. Editor
THURSDAY .....;.....Sept. 18, 1873
GOOOTI3IES 13T OBEGOST.
, Monday evening we returned from
a ten day's trip to the Wallamet Val
ley. 'We never saw tli'TimeiifOregon
when business was" more prosperous
and money so plentiful. Portland is
building up -on all sides and looks
more like a city than ever, notwith
standing the severe losses sustained
by the disasterous conflagration of
the 2d, ult. The whole twenty-two
acres laid bare by that fire will he
nearly covered by buildings of some
kind this fall.
The grain crop is the best ever pro
duced in Oregon, and the Wallamet
Valley will have a surplus of nearly
or quite 4,000,000 bushels for export.
The single county of Linn, with a
population of 9,000 souls, has produ
ced enough this year to lay clown one
million dollars in gold within her
borders in a single season. Other
counties have done as well propor
tionately. This is good for Oregon,
and the agitation of Astoria as a point
for the direct shipment of this grain
is having its good effect. The circu
lation of our paper in Linn and Mar
ion counties shows that the farmers
there are becoming interested in the
Astohiax, and want all the informa
, tion we can give them respecting this
cit "With the upper "Wallamet im
proved to Ilarrisburg for boats at all
seasons, as should be done, there is
no obstacle in the way of the Wal
lamet farmer getting the same figures
for his wheat at Astoria as is paid in
.San Francisco, and he could always
fjct one dollar per b ush el. It pays to
raise wheat for one dollar, but below
that there is not so much encourage
ment to the producer to renew his
exertions. Just now everybody is
busy completing the harvest, thresh
ing, and plowing. The railroad is
taxed to its utmost to cany grain
away. Without the cars, the river
being unimprovedt, his crop could not
be moved. Mr. Kimbell came down
last Sunday with a train containing
4,30 tons he had been out since Fri
day morning. The boats are unable
to do much, and we hope the farmers
will insist upon having their river
improved so as to make it of some
value to them in seasons like this.
Walla Walla Valley comes out with
a million bushels for export this fall,
and the Oregon Steam Navigation
Company are delivering it in Portland
at $6 per ton from Wallula. Taking
the crop of Oregon and Walla Walla
together we have 5,000,000 bushels
for export. Nearly $5,000,000 in coin
to relieve our recent financial em
barrassments, the tonnage required to
move this product is a very impor
tant matter. It would look funny to
.ce it going by the way of Puget
Sound wouldn't it.
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Onr Beef Marltet.
Wheat receipts in San Francisco
last week were nearly 490.000 centals,
including eight cargoes from Vallejo.
Oakland exported also, of wheat and
hour, seven cargoes.
To read in the Western papers, and
notice the numerous public sales
which are being advertised to come
off this fall of short-horn cattle, the
breed which is almost univerally re
lied upon forproducing our beef sup
plies, it would be supposed that the
market was overstocked; but the
heavy prices which are continued to
be paid for approved animals at the
sales which have taken place, go to
show that the demand is on the in
crease. While all intnllirrrmf. mn
are familiar with the rapid growth
of cities and villages in the United
States, very few understand the in
creased demand for fat cattle which
results from this augmentation of
consumers. A few figures on this
subject may interest the reader:
New York consumes in a year 450,
000 head; Philadelphia, 300,000; Bos
ton, 120,000; Brooklyn, 100,000; Bal
timore, 150,000; Pittsburg, 90,000;
Cincinnati, 110,000; St. Louis, 170,000;
Chicago, 150,000; and other cities and
town?, 400,000. Total, 2,040,000.
This aggregate does not include a
large number of villages of whose
consumption no report can he had.
City and town population increases
more than twice as fast as rural pop
ulation raise cattle. The whole an
nual consumption of beef, outside of
the farms where cattle are raised
and fattened, is over four million
head. To meet this large and rapid
ly increasing demand for meat on
land that is generally decreasing in
fertility, by improvident tillage, is a
problem of great agricultural inter
est. Many think that grazing on
wild grass must foil to supply public
wants. Modern civilization is not
built on spontaneous vegetation, but
on combined industry and intelli
gence. Cattle herding on prairies
will help in this work of feeding in
definite millions, but the bunch grass
and tide lands of Oregon is wrhere
the type of the plant is found that
will alone meet the cattle require
ments of advanced agriculture and
city consumption. The best breeds
of English beef cattle have been on
Ohio aud Kentucky stock farms some
forty years, and the result is a great
European demand for our best " cut
meats'; produced by European grasses
m America. Europe and the United
States contain about three hundred
million souls a market for good beef
that can hardly be over estimated, and
we predict that Oregon stock farms,
opened on the basis of those in Ohio
and Kentucky, will "double discount",
anything yet thought of, in the way
of filling the bill. Already we hear
of Oregonians like Capt. Ankeny and
Thomas Cross working the subject up
and Mr. Watson, of Portland, will
soon construct an extensive packing
establishment for putting up large
quantities of mess beef for export.
When the matter of transportation is
considered, it must be admitted that
Oregon stands equally as accessible
to England as any point west of Chi
cago, while her position is vastly su
perior to any other, for the future
trade of the Pacific, which promises
to become an immense one.
Two men, disputing about the
pronunciation of the word " either.' '
one saying it was e'e-ther, the oth
er i-ther agreed to refer the matter
to the first person they met, who
happened to be an Irishman, who
confounded both bv -declaring -"it's
nayther, for it's ayther."
A supposed-to-be-German bach
elor died, the other day, in Hoboken,
and five of his wives went to the fun
eral. Each one declared the others
impostors; but as they all had mar
riage certificates, it would be hard to
determine which one was the least
or the most married.
The Shah, according to the Paris
Siecle, has several dimonds, which,
beside the other qualities of perfect
gems, possess the attribute of emitt
ing a pungent and pleasing purfunie
in crowded places'. Their like is un
known in Europe, and they are only
found in a remote part of Persia, in
a soil of ferruginous and carbonifer
Spocial Election, Monday October 13, 1S73.
For Representative in Congress,
JAMES. W. NESMITH,
Of Polk Comity. slC
Special Election, Monday October 13, 1873.
For Representative in Congress,
Of Linn County. S16
.Ttr scar Kil bourn,
ATJCTIONEER-Offico 40 First St., Portland.
- EAGLE AND EXCELSIOR
R J. Walker,
Beaver Lodge Ho. 35, I.G.Q.F.
-s8&- Moet CV0l'y Thursday evening
2r'liail, coiner of Cass nm .rft'ArsnA
m streets, Astoria. Members of the
Order are invited to attend. By order, If. G,
Soda, Sarsnparilla and Cider,
All kinds of Syrups, Porter,
Ale and JBrandy Coloring.
Cor. Front and Ash Streets,
Portland, Oregon. gig
A-B.RIGKABDSOX. S. I.X. OIL3WS.
A. B Richardson.
ASnErl7oC0-- nt and'cakst.,
EsSS rJr ro?on- Auetion Sales of Ilea
K-al05 " edneadny and Saturday.
Charles S. Wright,
AUCTIONEE-Corof Main and Chenamus
Streets Astoria. Goods received on con H?
.R, S, UUo tbo foghest bidder.
WM. L. ItfcEWAN,
M. P. AEULKEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW - Portland.
Office in Piff.nrV TCnilKnn- rv,,.,,.. c i.
and Stark sts., (up Stairs).. Tw
CAPLES fc MORELAND,
Attorneys at Law, Portland, Oregon
Office in Pittock's Building, Corner of Front
and Stark streets, (up Stairs). 5i(j
Bisliop Ml tour Mool,
Rt. Rnr. P. .IV. Arn, Tk -n -r. . .
Kevrf M -A' K'P V Head Master
Wm r J ?nninfVI A Senior Master
fe-?I1??rker A B Junior Master
v pni llss","7 v: Preceptress
L. I. Coleman, R A Drawing Master
iV:i4Y,niK; .Music Teacher
Miss Maria Emery jjatr
O. P. MASON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
flgTLand Cases and Titles a specialty .-5a
GEORGE H. DUBHAW. n. y. THOMPSON
DURHAM cfr THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law, Portland.
Offico-103 First Street, opposite Occidental
mi. s. W. DODD,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
George L. Hibbard,
shipping, Storage, and Commission
No. 21 North First str., Comer of Ash,
DEALER IN OREGOX and California Tro
duco, also importer of and Wholesale
dealer m C. A. & C. M. Hibbard's celobrated
Hand Made Boots and Shoes.
tt-Call and oxamino my stock before pur
chasing elsewhere. Consignments solicited.
liiL. All business ontrusted to mo will receive
prompt attention. sif
The Christmas Term began September 1st.
and ends January loth, 1&74. The following
(Eastor) Term begins January lflth, and end!
Juno 5th, lbi-i. Iho course of study extends
from Primary .Branches to the Third voar of
uu university uourso. Sond for Catalogue.
St. HELMS HALL,
A Boarding and Day School-for Curls, con
ducted by tho Misses Rodnev, under the u
pervision of tho Rt, Rov.B. Wistar Morris, DD,
Bishop of Oregon and Washington Territory!
lho behool i. oar will bo divided into two term
of twenty wooks each beginning on the iirst
SLind2yr in SePtomort and on Monday the
2bth of o anuary. Send for catalogue. slti
H. II. NOttTTTTTP
ATTORNEY AT LAw
(Register in Bankruptcy),
Office Tn Holmes' Building. Portland.
Dk. A. D.-ELLIS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office on Stark Street, Portland, Oregon
Wew and Second-hand Furniture
Spring, Hair, Feather,
Aloi, "Wool, and Pulu Beds,
Blankets, Spreads, Sheets,
Pillows, Pillow Cabes, efc.
TT-a vTn ra- Prico Pait'1 for
Corner of First and Taylor Streets,
Portland, Oregon. sl6
Canon reek Laundry
Jefferson street, Portland,
C. M. PATTERSON Proprietor.
WORK OP EvillYKIND dono to order
and satisfaction guaranteed. Linen, etc
from a distance, neatly returned through mes
sengers on tho various steamers of tho Colum
bia river, Q(J
JUSTICE OP THE PEACE,
flOr" Alvra3's Ready for Burin esp.'-sa
A. VAN DUSEN,
Astoria, Q regox.
KRUMBIEN cO GILBERT,
ARCHITECTS AND DRAUGHTSMEN
. INVENTOR'S EXCHANGE . f
cos jiuncimg Portland,
KSTTho Rest Ceunsel:
Badger's Music Store
Sole Agency for the
Iieatlmg Instruments of tlie Vorld
D. W. WILLIA3IS.
GEORGE T. MYEBS.
Williams & Myers,
No. 5 Central Elock, Pi-ont&t., Portland.
The steamer Prince Alfred, from
Victoria, reports that she lay off San
Francisco harbor Sunday night in a
dense fog. No fog-whistle was sound
ed for her guidance.
Three men were arrested in
Shasta Valley on Monday suspected
-of having committed various bur
glaries in that vicinity and in Oregon
during the past few weeks.
Three prisoners are out of the
Eugene jail again. Two escaped
from the clutches of the law, and one
from the jaws of death by hanging
between the shearing of the roof and
the jail wall until his cries brought
Wheat in Stockton is wTorth $2 25
per cental. The old story is again told
off It is understood that shippers
are buying very light, hoping for
more favorable terms for vessels, as
the figures of those now awaiting car
go in San Francisco .are '.-still. deemed
too high. i ;, , , yt.-tt ,lf
Jennings King, Grand Chief Pa
triarch of Minnesota, wTas exoellpd
from membership in the order of Odd
Fellows lately for embezzlement
of the Widows! and Orphans' fund,
amounting to $800.
Groceries and Oregon Produce,
Grain, Flour, Mill Peed,
Paeon, Lard, etc.
Ample Fire-Proof Storage.
"fe San Pisincibco Agent,
s!6 G. MITCIILEE, 213 Clay street.
Little Nell, " the California dia
mond," a bright little actress of the
protean school has fallen heir to an
estate which gives her an income of
!o,nnnndurillS llQr minority, and
52UU,O0O when she becomes of age.
The "hard labor' to which
Frand Walworth is condemned nf.
Sing-Sing, is practically that of a clerk
in a boot and shoe factory, with the
necessity of living near the shop.
Many a young man has been sub
jected to this dull career without
having killed his father.
A woman on Harrison street, Pe
oria, threw a brick at a dog the oth
er morning, striking herself on the
back of the head with such force
that it knocked her down and raised
a lump on her chignon. She will
crawl inside a barrel next time she
wants to throw stones.
a ?; Ji' DFpP'S,DearSir-ThoBur-dett
Organ that I triod at your house
I3E1TER THAN ANY OTHEE
I EVER HEARD. Thero is a variety
and sweetness nf tnnnin fimon incf fo
ments unsurpassed, in my opinion,
I m r,
Is very EASILY ACCOUNTED for.
K l A ,V K (I TT.TW
,,(T,110 eminent American Hanist),
Mad. Anna Bishop Concert Troupe.
HALLETTS DAYIS & GO.'
POWERFULLY CONSTRUCTED, Highly
JL lini'hed and elegantlv designed. Acknowl
edged by tho greatest living Hanists Liszt,
Kubonstem and Leutner to bo tho mostre
inarkablo Pianos in oxistanco for Power,
bwootness. Durability, Brilliancy and Perfec
tion of Touch
GEOBGI WOODS &C0:
Tho most important invention of tho day ca
pable of producing immense power, as well as
every shade of delicato musical oxprcssion.
JES' Call and examine before purchasing.5
W. K. BADGER,
No. 113 Third Street, (near tho Postoffico),
i 4c?t Vounsoll th0 Best Draughs-
i ; ' , D!rsl' imci workmen, and best
iaiBinagBni aw asiungton; the onlv reliable
Siort notfeo. yW intcnfcioils ut tlirough in.
FjTfho undesigned will pay $100 00 reward to
A any person who will make known and
convict tho person who set his Salmon House
At o , , , ERED COLBERT.
Astoria. Sept. 12th 1873.
George A. Pease,
Pacific Boot and Shoo Storo,
Is now prepared towait on his customers,
At The Id Stand Again !
S.W. Corner -First and IVIorrison Streets,
SEND FOR CIRCULARS BEFORE YOU
GHATS' MUSIC STOKE!
G. L. XePF.A2,TS,3Xanager,
.Odd Fellows' Temple,. Portland. ' . .
- slJtf ., : v,i)
Fishel & Eoberts,
Corner Pirtt and "Washington Streets,
THE 'BEST VALVE r
; vjr&li TJtUS 1J4ANT imTVKy.
Fire andBtuglar Proof
SAFES ! SAFES !
A NUMBER OF THESE SUPERIOR Safes
JOL can now bo seen at the Agricultural storo
ot Ivnapp, Burrell Jc Co., Portland. Tho Hall
safes aro superior to any now in uso, aro abso
lutely fire proof Books and papers deposited
in tho Hall snfos, aro warranted not to mould.
Tneso Safes all havo
Hali's Patent Combination Look!
Without either Key or Key-hole.
Prices Ninety Dollars and Upwards!
ttc3Manv loilfline hnnsns in ihn fffnfn Tiot.
alroady been supplied with these safes, and
over 5-7J),000 worth havo boon sold to proininont
i",1??018.' -Merchants and County officials in
California. WM. B. WILBII1KE,
Agent Pacific Branch, Hall's Safo
- and Lock Co,, San Erancisco
Patronize Home Manufactures.
AINSL-EY & DAVIDSON,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Frames, Shutters, Brackets,
And all kinds of Scroll Sawing.
Having the best facilities and tho Jatest im
proved wood working machinery for the manu
facture of tho above articles, can ofiersuperior
inducements to customer nmi of o t4Vn
Cisco prices, at icolai Bros' Mill.
ArS .,. t c4uallfcy o Seasoned Cedar Lum
per, Geihng, Kustic and Mouldings. Wood
lurning in all its branches, Ballusters, Newell
Posts, Billiard Balls, Croquet Sets, etc., at
I'osts, , Milliard Balls, Croquet Sets, etc., at
tflCOLAIBBOS.' MILL AND ACMlY.
ui cjucuuu ana jt otroets, 1'ortland.
J. Ejcaemer & Co.,
Importers of and
"Wholesale Dealers in
QT8 AND SHOES,
47 Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
iEFER TO TIIE TRADE FULL LINES
Of Mens'. Tlnvs nrA VnntTiD vZtJltrtH
and Kip Boots; Ladies', Misses and Children-
bhoes of all grades, and also a full lino of
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