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.. , --.. W..!. -W " " J IH'M.,1. ; y 1.1 .....1J.M,. J Jlj" -'" "' fVHM"S,yJ'ig-'l"'r" !JIH f ". y.'.,'""u,i 'f - - """Tr,lV.tlJTI TRI-WE .-7-hT it tt Vol. 1. Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, Sept. 23, 1873. No. 37". EKLT ASTORIAN THE ASTOEIAtf. rUULISHKD EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon. I. C IREI..VXI) Iroxriclor Subscription Kates: Ono Copy one year. & M Ono Copy six months 00 Ono Copy three month? 10 C3T Single Number, Ten Cents. "TUi Advertising Kates: Ono Insertion per square, 10 lines or lcss...52 50 Each additional Insertion, per square 2 00 Yearly adv't- per month, per square 1 50 Ajresxts : L. P. Fisiinn, 20 and :1 New Merchants Ex change, is authorized to act as Agent for the Astokiav in San Francisco. Any friend who feels an interest in the pros perity of this region, is authorized to act as Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers. CITY INTELLIGENCE. Collector Have and Mr. J, Q. A. Bowlby left on a tour of inspection in the vicinity of the Seaside Sunday. The "buckle advertised as lost in the last paper, has been found and dilivered to the owner Mrs. Binder. Another proof of the benefits of advertising. The bavk Clara Louise was from 5 A. M. Thursday until 12 Frida' getting down from Columbia City. She was compelled to come to anchor twice and wait for tides. Mesrs. Farleman & Lawson opened the Globe Hotel, on Main street, last Sun day, with flattering prospects of success. The Globe will be run upon the European plan. Mr. George "Warren returned from a business trip to Kaiuier Fridaj- evening, where h i went to look after the interests oi lhn "Farmers' Comnanv. which is haviner i i ... v x , - - ( a Dill oi piaiiK, 1's.c, cul 101 j-urtoiui uouk- . Mr. Cha. A. McGuire, of "We.-tport, was taken quite ill last week with cholera i morbus, lie was able to reach Astoria on Friday, and in company with Mr. Davis left for Clatsop on Sunday. The new boat for the Astoria Farmers Co. was launched yesterday afternoon at high tide. It was found that the work on Saturday would be benefitted by putting the launch oft' until Monday. A beautiful specimen of shell work fi om Acapulco, forming a basket of flow ers, all shells of various colors, was pre sented to Capt. Hubbard, last Sunday by Capt. Rugg master of the Hawaiian bark Checola. Prof. Ilopkinson leaves for Portland to-day to make a practical test of a new method of calcining cement from boulders found in this vicinity, which he claims will produce a better article than the famous European (Portland) cement. Dr. Kinsey is continally adding at tractions to his stock on Main Street. "While in Portland recently he purchased a supply of the finest brands of tobacco to be found in the market. His store is be- j comiug the very neatest place in the city. The steamship John L. Stephens, i Capt. Francis Connor Commander, reach- ! edher dock here Sunday, about forty. j . . L , . t 1.1 cm t t , .J eight hours from Portland. She had 140 , vmi.'fonirni'i: t fnnI rh.itwrt f (lire s.hf YVO nil r,"-"."'- iw ,v. " v.cV ... .. w.. the river coming down, and we mi-take our calculation some if they could'nt have been transported by railroad for about the cost of their board, as men have strong appetites on the river. The steamship John L. Stephens left here on Sunday with 90 cabin and GO oth er passengers, and about 1,000 tons of freight, all for San Francisco, as follews: 2,497 sacks wheat; 4,002 sacks oats; 2,(S0 sacks flour; 92 bales wool; 1,315 sks bran; -".91 hides; 2,9S2 cases, 7(51- bbls, 301 half hbls salmon; 44 bdls hoop poles; 20 bbls wine; 197 boxes eggs; 33 cacs sundries : 13 cases bacon; 21 bundle skins; IS bales of merchandise, and 23S boxes green fruit. A gentleman of wealth and standing in Portland writes to us to Know n uis iunaing is to be made at that point, and true that vessels drawing twenty-four feet , the ncw roa(j contracted from there to the can come up to the docks, be loaded to itersecton of the present Skipanon road, tlia- denth, and lis in satry, in the haibor. . . ,, ,. , . . , ' ve.Swer pesitively: " Yp, sir, at all reducing the distance from Astoria to the sta-e.- of the tide there is twentv-four fret Seaside several miles placing us in con ancf water to spare, from Astoria harbor . ncction with that popular resort in less to the Ocean". This, is one of the facts u 10urs .at any time, with the that we have been trying to impress upon' . - ' . . the public-ono of the incontrovrtable new steamer which is to be built this win facts and we are pleased to see that this ter for the trade. Mr. Dexter informs us gentleman has got the ida clearly in his tjiat tie Seaside" will be much larger head. Ave shall he glaa to Jiar irom others concerning this harbor. Portland jMipors cop3 and tend bill to this office. School Funds of Clatsop County. The law provides that on the third Mon daT of March, and the third Monday of September, an apportionment shall be made of the entire School Fund in the County Treasury. In accordance with this, a second apportionment of the school funds of Clatsop County for the year 1S73 was made September 15th. At that date there was deposited in the Coun ty Treasury lor school purpeses: From County tax 303 93; From fines, and effects of deceased persons, $3GG 55; From State school fund (coin) $1S9 33; From State fund (curency) 77 00. The above was distributed as follews: District Coin Currency No. 1 ?G33 31 45 SCJ No. 2 105 59 12 02 No. 3 95 SG No. G 55 19 No. 8 52 2S No. 10 5S 10 G 96 4 01 3 SO 4 22 failing to Districts No. 4, 5, 7 and 9, have three months' school last year, were not entitled to a share of the County School mnds. The amount apportioned the 17th of March was 543 51. Y. A. TEXNEY, Superintendent Public Schools. Messrs. "Wing & Company not to be outdone, yesterday chartered the pilot boat, and came up in time to get their oysters oil for Portland to-day. This ri valry in the 03ster trade looks like good times. Charles Binder is again prepared to stvg his many friends with fresh oysters, at his restaurant, in every style. Charley has a wide spread reputation for getting up excellent dishes in this line. The bark Rival, Capt. Clements, came to Astoria Friday night, in tow of the Marv Bell. She took on boaid 40,000 ci of lumber at Ferrcll's wharf in six hours. -- -- .- . ami :is reauy 101 sua oiuuiuaj' nigin. -The steamer Yaruna was chartered to bring a lot of fresh oy-ters from Unity yesterday for a Portland firm, who, by this means, will be enabled to get the bi valves' on the maiket two days ahead of all competitors. The British ship Privateer, partially loaded at Portland with wheat for Europe, made her appearance on the hog's-back Sunday evening, accompanied by a steamer and remained there until noon yesteulay when they came on to Astoria. A Company is about to be organized in this city, with a capital stock of 123, 000 for the purpose of bringing the water of Young's river falls into this city for do mestic and fire purposes. Twelve miles of pipe will be laid, and two massive res ervoirs erected. This community was startled Satur day morning by the report that G. N. Daggett had been drowned the da' before at "Warren Bros, camp on Beaver Slough opposite Oak Point where a party of men were getting out piles, etc., for Asto ria docks. The remains were brought down by Messrs D. K. "Warren and John j Quigley, and after being properly pre- c - ' -,, pared were conveyed to the grave on Sun- da3T. ' It seems that Mr. Daggett had at- tempted to cross the Slough on a log, and losing balance fell over into the water and lQi:t nis llt0 " ne water was not deep, but fts he wor0 a heavy pair ot-gnm Doots and i 1 i S -a ii i . it , oecJlme ingiuonoa, u is inougnu couiu not I hplp him-etf. He leaves a wife and two iiiiron i. nml Mnni in lwtnn tu children here, and friends in Boston . The funeral services were performed hy Rev. T. A. Hyland, and citizens generally fol lowed the remains to the grave, md offer sympathy to the widow and orphans in tli eir affliction. Among the guests at Arrigonis since our last issue we notice mine host C. II. Dexter, of the Seaside House, II. G. Thompson esq of the firm of Thompson & Durham, and J, H. Stephenson late city surveyor of Poitland. Mr. Dexter has lately completed soundings of Lewis and Clarke river finding it perfectly safe to take a vessel drawing twelve feet as far up as the Packard place any time. A next year, and more attractive even than i it ia now. OYSTESVIX.IjE IiFFTEK. Oyster ville, Sept. 16, 1S73. Editor Asterian: If this part of the coast chain of counties whose interests are identified with Astoria, and the mouth of the Columbia river, are not properly set forth to the people through the Astorian, we should blame only our selves for it inasmuch as you have made the request for any information that can be given for our benefit. Business on the ba3r is moderately active, and oystering prom ises to pay the usual dividends. Espy & Co. and the "Washington Company, each sent a vessel away loaded for San Fran cisco, and there is quite a spirited rush for the Portland trade. A few days ago a whale was reported stranded on north beach, and coroner Elder Patterson being notified summoned four men as jurors, and proceeded to the scene of the disaster. His whaleship was found in a rather bad fix. It was 15 feet through the body, 40 feet long, and had fins 12 feet in length. An ugly wound was displayed aboutfive feet in length on the starboid quarter, and the carca-e was flat on its back, half buried in the sand-. The jury, however duty proceeded to investigate the au-e of the calamity, and by means of le ers a d iif.nd spikes went to work to pry up his under jaw (which was on top), per haps in the hope of finding a second Jonah there. By the time they got cleverly at work the tide came in and floated jury, levers and all ashore. This feat was tried a number of times with the same results, until all hands retired until the ebb tide was sufficiently out, when the jury renew ed their efforts with better prospects of success, and proceeded to open the mouth. Jonah ha 1 lefc,but they thought they could detect in his capacious maw the coroner's hat, with the Astorian manuscript in it. The mouth is said to be full of hair, also. The jury abandoned its labors in disgust and made the following lather comicar re port, considering the grave subject: AVe, Al. Harris, J. J. Smith, and S. E. Barr, by our foreman, . Franklin, agree as follews: 1. That said whale is a female evidence, two large rows of the mam mary nozzle. 2. That she was from Lim erick evidence, hair in the mouth. 3.That she had been in the Columbia liver cvi- 1 dence, coroner's hat and manuscript. 4. j That Jonah was not thri. evidence, Jho could not be seen. 5. That she -erlainly came to her death by collidingwith an ocean steamer on Columbia river bar ev idence, the hole in her starbord quarter. It was unanimously agreed that the car case be left for the Indians ancl-gulls to bury. But few Summer resortcrs remain in town. Judge C. N. Terry, of Salem, is here, but will go to Clatsop next week. Mr. T. Crellen's new residence will be occupied soon. The Astorian comes with regularity and is read with interest by all. Herewith find lit of new subscribers. N. Emotional insanity doesn't work in Bavaria. Mr. Marchncr. finding himself poor, began to regret his lib erality in a certain dower he had given his daughter, and adopted the singular hut effective method of kill ing her to get it, back. His son help ed him. and. when summoned to answer for their deed, each pleaded insanity, but the jury said it wouldn't do, and they a -e doomed to die. A new use of anaesthesia has, ac cording to the London Lancet, been developed by London physicians in conveying invalids from place to place. A lady was lately taken from George street, Hanover Square, to Norwood, in a state of unconsious ness. But for the action of the drug she would have been unable to per form the journey, which was accom plished without "her being even aware that she had left her bed. Railway's on the Caspian Sea are increasing in number. The conces sion has been given for the construc tion of the port of Poti, on the Black Sea, and a grant of 2,500,000 of rubles allowed. The works are expected to commence forthwith. The railway from Poti to Tiflis is now in thorough working order for the entire length, and Go verment surveys for the rail way from Tiflis to Bakou, on the Cas pian, are in process. Surveys arc also being made for a railway from Tiflis to A'aldikavkaz. ATaldikavkas will be connected with the rest of Eu rope, it is expected, in about eigh teen months. One hundred and for ty verste of the railway from Kustov are all but completed, and it is hop ed will be open for traffic this au tumn. A railway is also in contctn pl:ttiV:i from Tiflis to Tabriz, via Eri van. . TELECtEAPH dispatches. The Price of Gold. Portland, Sept. 20. Gold in New York to-day, 112A; Portland Legal Tender rates, S7i buying, and 8S selling. THE lOX.AXtIS MUTIXT. New York September 19. Sergeant Myers suppleraeuts the announcement of the safety of the remaining members of the Polaris expedition by the following state ment made to a "YVashingtion corres cerres corres eondent: " Of what has been heard about almost a mutiny created by Dr. Bissets, I can only say that I was the innocent cause. Before Ave ar rived at Disco, Captain Hall enjoined us to drop all matters in reference to my position as meteorologist, astron omer and general member of the scientific party, and attend solely to the astronomical part of the Polaris' navigation, especially to keeping Capt. Hall's journal. Dr. Bissets, on his part, claimed my services and enjoined me to do the principal sci entific work. Carjt. Hall and Dr. Bissets, without my knowledge, con sulted about the matter, not in the most friendly manner, and the con sequence was that Dr. Bissets inform ed Capt. Hall that he could be re turned to the United States if he (Capt. Hall) would send me back there, as he had hinted. The Chief Engineer hearing of this, declared that he, too, would leave if Dr. Bis sets returned, and the crew general ly were so disposed. As soon as I heard of the intended breaking up of the expedition, I went to the Captain and told him, I would not oppose his command, but was read7- to fulfill his desire rather than be the cause of dissension. He at once agreed, and said I only would keep his journ al. I might attend to as much sci entific matter as would offer itsdf to me. So ended what has been con strued as a mutiny. Capt. Hall did not refer to the matter in the pres ence of the crew until the vessel was bevond civilization." "V;isJiiiij;-ton yews. Washington, September IS. Secretary Richardson and Comp troller Knox were in consultation this afternoon in reference to the suspension here, and a Receiver will probably be appointed to take charge of the First National Bank. The Sec retary of the Treasury states that the Government does not lose by the sus pension, deposits of Government offi cers in the First National Bank being fully secured by deposit of that instu tution in the National Treasury, and that the Syndicate operation balance is in favor of the Government, they having overpaid at the last settle ment. Late this afternoon there was something of a run on the TVashing- ton City Saving's Bank, but ail de I mands, so far, have been promptly By Atlantic Cable. Cologne, Sept. IS. The Cologne Gazette says the cholera is raging with great violence in Hungary, the per centage of deaths being unusal ly large. Madrid, Sept. IS. The Sur geant in Seville attacked a party of Republican recruits. The latter fell back. Several were killed. The Insurgent men-of-war from .Cartagena effected a landing at Agai las, and pillaged the town and suburbs London, Sept. 19. Miss Rev sailed for Montreal yesterday, having in charge 3-5 working women, for whom she has scoured employment in America. The whale steamer Artie, for Dun dee, passed Peterhead last night with the crew of the Polaris, who had been transferred from the whaler Ravenscraig, wh:ch rescued them from boats on the 20th of July twen ty miles south, of Cape York. The Tichborne claimant has pub lished an appeal in which he states that the prohibition by the court of further appeals from him, or the solicition of aid of the public, has cut off his supply of funds. The riotous demonstrations at Fra lee have ceased, and the constabul ary force have been withdrawn. Mr. Scudamore, Director of the postal telegraph service, denies the truth of the rumor that the Govern ment is about to purchase the Atlan tic cable line. AVno are Entitled to the Privi leges of a Free School. Article 4tJ of the revised school law reads as follows : "Schools supported by a tax upon the district shall be free to all persons between the ages of four and twenty years, resid ing therein; and persons from outside may be admitted on such terms as the district may direct." According to this, all schol ars residing within the bounds of a school district, though their residence has been but one day, are entitled to all the privi leges of the public school in that district free of charge, and no teacher nor district officers can legally collect tuition of any scholars except such as are at the time residing outside the bounds of the district; nor can any scholars, be excluded from the schsol of any district where they reside at , the time, except for bad conduct. Judge Terry, of Salem, who is here for the purpose of recruiting a shattered constitution, returned from Shoal water bay yecterda3T, on his way to Clatsop. He will remain at Dexter's some time. The steamship Ajax, with a large number of passengers is due from San Francisco to-day. Several familiar names appear on the list, including Mr. SVeidlerand E. A. Hawley. Otto Dufner, a practical jeweler, has established a shop in this city for general repairing. He is said to thoroughly un derstand the business, and it is no longer necessary to send money out of the county for such work. The editor of the Bryan Texas Ap peal describes a Comanche shield ta ken in a fight in March last. It was an exact circle, eighteen inches in diameter. The body was as stiff and unyielding as a board and five times as tough. It was made of the hide of the buffalo's neck, thoroughly dried, and almost as impenetrable as iron. On one side it was decorated with fancy belting and strings for use and ornament; the other had a covering of fancy buckskins, stained with dif ferent colors, ornamented with beau tiful feathers, tail of a civet cat, and a young woman's scalp. The Chicago Times gives an ac count of a raft of lumber, containing G00,090 feet, which has been towed across Lake Michigan to that city. The work of putting this monster raft together is described as having been very simple chained together in sections, and the whole being se cured together by still larger chains run through holes bored in the out side logs. A raft containing one million feet will follow raftr No. 3, and as the Times says, the wok wiH continue uninterruptedly until the old foy lumber dealers discover that ' lumber can te sold cheaper in Chi cago than the old fodes can buy it for under the old system of wasting material in Michigan, paying for un necessary labor, and making the peo ple of Chicago pay exorbitant price?, in order to fatten railroad corpora tions and enrich heartless monopo lists at the expense of the best inter ests of the city. The transportations of lumber from Michigan to Chicago promiea to revolutionize the lumber busincwi of the "Wert to r.o sm: 1 extcui.