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;;. ".- "e. - 34!3C?"3S'&"" ""au t T"-.'t "3rX-J&" U' 1 u M . S MlA'tJJKfflLL ' ' ' JM'.. J-' ""'T 1 1' "II '' W "HI w WW Ml :-J-Uli - " i J ff III ASTOBIM. is ,a 6 i Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, Sept. 25, 1873. No. 38. Vol. 1. HSHBME9HZ3H4KaHBH HSSSSnM ' ' TO-WEEKLY itmrHnmrTirr",iM,"""a i i i THE ASTOEXAN. PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, Monitor Building, Actoria, Oregon. 2D.C.IREI.A3ri Proprietor Subscription Itates: Ono Copy one year.. - jjj Qne Copy six months y -r . Ono Copy three months....... a'-'.-'z.' l OK) B2u- Single Xumbor, Ten Cents. - Advertising Kates: 'Ono Insertion per square, 10 lines or less...S2 50 Each additional Insertion, per square 2 00 iToarly adv'ts per month, per square 1 oU .Agents : X.P.Tisurr, 20 -and 21 Xew Merchants Ex cliange, is authorized to act as Agent for the Astorivn 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 INTEIililGEXCE. Assessor Chance reports two hundred and ninety-nine collections of poll taxes in tGlatbop county 299. A peck of potatos to the hill is an or dinary average of the crop in portions of Clatsop county this year. The next regular meeting of the city Council will he held on the evening of the .first Tuesday in October. It is reported that Ben Holladay is fiiaving a tug boat constructed at Coos bay for ute on the Columbia river. The Etta May is still at "Westport. .She is to be rigged as a schooner by .Messrs. Stevens & Howe, owners and .builders. " . E. D. Towle, agent of Reed Pan orama, in a letter from Puget Sound, in forms us that he still contemplates visiting Astoria before going East. -Mr. H. S. Shutter is taking advan tage of the beautiful weather (or home tiling else that is beautiful), as he is now producing some prize photographs. Capt James T. Gray of the steamer Carrie, plying between Portland and Van couver, has been on a visit to his relatives :ind friends in this city for several days natt. After discharging the Northern Paci Jc Railroad Company's frieghtat Kalama -and a steamboat load or two for Portland, :the steamship Idaho resumed her voyage inland. The schooner Eoagli and Ready, Capt. Rafield, is engaged in bringing lum ber from Knappton for Astoria and Skip 4inon improvements being made by Capt, IRichard Hobson, Col. James Taylor left for the Wal 2am et valley on a business trip Tuesday xnorning. Mr. A. S. Mercer is also in -the valley. Both gentlemen will truly represent Astoria. Piling will soonlaegin for anewdoek to be constructed by "W.99L Twilight, near he foot of Jefferson street. The wharf wilf beorty feet by fifty. 'Capt. Havel's aiew .driver wilFdo the work. "We understand that Charles Parker is going to Bay View fishery to take charge of the neat little steamer Oneatta, recently purchased by 3Ir. R. D. Hume f that place. The schooner Three Sisters arrived in Shoalwater bay from San Prancisco Sep tember 14th with a cargo of merchandise for the Shoalwater bay Oyster Company, and depaitcd on the lith. "We would specially ask the attention of ladies to the card of Misses Morrison and Spedden in another column. They are now well prepared to accommodate patrons with almost any style of millinery goods. Patronize home industries first. Coagars in the vicinity of Knappton are so tame that they walk right into the sheep fold and make a mess of the stock at any hour of the night. Mr. J. B. Knapp has lost several head of fine sheep and goats the past week by such animals. Cant. Gilinan informs us that the Clara Louise was not compelled to anchor on account of low stage of water coming down from Columbia City last Priday, but in consequence of winds against which the steamer Maria "Wilkens had not pow er to propel. "We noticed large invoices of new goods landed by the Ajax last Tuesday and yesterday for Messrs I. "W. Case, and a Van Dusen of this city. Judging from the Amount of goods these houses are constantly receiving, we infer that it pays them to advertise. Arrival of tlic Ajax The North Pacific Transportation Com pany's steamship Ajax, which arrived here from San Prancisco on Tuesday, brought 1S3 passengers, as follews: Gen R H K VHiitely, U S A; Capt J Paunce, U S R M; SI Kibell, TJ S R B; Capt J IV "White, TJSRM; E L Hastings, J Strauss, S Prohman, P Goldsmith, E A Hawlov and wife, SND Martin and dau, RevSDoe, PJMartin, "WBcal,LPBrj-ant, JLevv, PJHart, GPTerrill, Di G"WBrown GSHonelc, JWheeler, MissMEWoodruff, Mrs C D Polger and two ch, "W "W Miller, Mrs HMeyer, MrsMShoemaker, LBiSTash wie ana two en, sii oenoiiuiu wiu unu uu, "W Keefe, J JLowry, Jlvenran, LG Adair and wife, A Dougherty, B Brenner, "W Pierpont wife and two dau, S Seller, "Wm Currier, NBScott and wife, MissEGiltner, Miss E Ramsdalc, J M Adair and wife, G H Paddock, H A Close, A B Hinkley, Mrs William, J N Puller, CE Johnson, G Haywood, H B Tingle wfe and ch, E Godfrey, wfe and five ch, I A Gallick and wife, Miss E Campbell, MissE Lake, LH Patterson and wife, P M Barton, Mrs H Brown and 2 ch, and 100 others. TELECtEAPH dispatches. Tlie Price of Gold. Portland, Sept. 24. Gold in Kew York to-day, 112.; Portland Legal Tender rates, S7& buying, and SS selling. The heaviest treasure that has been brought to Oregon for years at one ship ment, came in on the Ajax last Tuesday. "Wells, Fargo & Co. brought about a quarter of a million dollars, and we un stand there were large amounts on the ships account, and in the hands of pas sen srers. HOTEL ARRIVALS. Occident, Astoria, Sept 24. C. N. Terry Salem, E. Rea Preeport, J P Saunders, M P Miller, Port Stevens, H Ebright Portland, Maj P G Smith Cape, W H Lenniger, A S Bralley, P J Martin J Strauss, S Seller, "W Currier, Portland, L C Brandt. TJ S A, A R McCall, J B Forsyth Salem, Mrs Folger and children, L B Nash and family, Little Rock, Ark., G G Hoyle, USA, Capt John Faunce, USQMs S I Kimbell, G T Gerritt, Wash ington City, D. C, Dr Snarling, A V Al ien, uape, u Xiougnery xuiupjm, wing Oysterville, H Stoop, " Seaside" House, J D Coughlin, San Francisco, JohnWood Knappton, Gen "W "W Miller H G Struve Olympia, Geo H Johnson str Ajax, E A Hawley and wife Portland, J S Coulhart, Centralia, Wis., H J Stevenson and fam ily, Portland. The North Pacific Transportation Company's steamer Ajax, drawing sixteen feet, came in Tuesday when there was but fifteen feet of water on the hog's-bnek, (at four o'clock p. m.), and as a consequence wa- compelled to remain here over night and until noon on "Wednesday waiting for tides before proceeding on her voyage in The Privateer has had a pretty rough time of it, getting up to Portland and back having grounded ten times in all, six times going up and four coming down. Capt. Cox is very grievously concerned about his ill luck but it is no more than must be expected to result from the pres ent suicidil way of sending out wheat from Oregon. But three or four persons in Portland out of hundreds were able to write the fol fel fol eowing: correctlv. It is to be eriven ver bally to the person writing. Mr. Sitton, At Skidmore's Drug Store, T)r. Parker and one other gentleman are said to have writ ten it cerrectly: " Tis an agreeable sight to perceive the unparalleled embarrass ment of a harassed peddler attempting to gauge the sj'inmetry of a peeled onion which a Sibyl has stabbed with a poniard regardless of the innuendoes of the lilies of of the cornelian hue. The schooner Hera, Francisco, reached her the 20th. hence for San destination on . The ladies of Astoria will give anoth er parlor entertainment at Spiritual Hall to-morrow evening. F. Ferrell has a fine is offering for sale at very rates. See advertisement. tract of land he reasonable FIXA37CIAX TROUBLE. Washington, Sept. 20. President Grant arrived in Washington this afternoon, and had a conference with Secretary Richardson and determin ed that the Treasury should come to the rescue of the New York market to-morrow, by purchasing largely of bonds and depositing a portion of the Treasury balance in National Banks on desposit, in ordor to stop the panic. The President is fully determinined to meet the emergency at once and expresses his determination to use every power of the Treasury to the extent of the 16,000,000 balance and 44,000,000 reserve. There is a gen eral feeling of confidence, to-night, that the trouble is over, contracts were made for money at 7 per cent., gold interest. New York, Sept. 20. Twenty-eight million four hundred and sixty-three thousand dollars in bonds have been ! accepted at 9 to 11 . All offers of bonds under 11 i are accepted by the Government. Philadelphia, Sept. 20. The ex citement over the failures has abat ed and matters are beginning to as sume some shape. Although the stock market was somewhat feverish to'-day, affairs on the street were more settled, owing, no doubt, to the promise of the Secretary of the Treas ury to make use of the $44,000,000 re serve fund, if necessary. Several failures and suspensions are announcr ed in St. Louis, Chicago, Iowa, and Indiana. Our friends will.please bear in mind, that advertisements, communications and other matters, intended for the A-siraRiAN in order to insure insertion, Should reach the office early the day previous to publi cation. Our fellow townsman-Joseph-G. Meg ler, who is on a trip to the Atlantic States to make purchases for the fishery at Jim Crow Point, writes on a postal card that he was iu Chicago on the 10th and vould reach New York the following Fridaj-. Mr. Chapman, one of the department surveyor at work at present in this vicin ity and who xras for several years engaged in similar pursuits on Puget Sound, we ! Town lots ; understand sfvs that he .Has iound more Friend J. "W. Munson we owe you one. That Sturgeon with a tag to our ad dress, weighed nearly two hundred pounds. He was properly dissected however and divided around amongst friends who are partial to "Sea bass." "We shouldn't have felt hurt in the least; only, a small boy was sent down to the dock to get " a string offish" brought up to us from the Cape with your compliments, and in his zeal to earn that bit we had promised on his return with the fish, his left shoulder was dislocated and the right hip thrown out of joint. He is now threatened with Cerebro-Spinal-Menmgitis or something of the soit, and we feel very bad about it. i The British i,hip Middlesex, Capt. Massev, from this port last-month with wheat for Europe, was spoken August 2S, in latitude IS 30 north, longitude 124 30 west. Mr. John Berthold met with a serious accident last "Wednesday, while engaged with Mr. Turner's Thresher, at the Graves' farm, in Linn county. His left hand was caught in the machinery and terribly crushed. Come to the Fountain. Ono of tho most at tractive establishments in Portland is m tho drug and norfumery stons of our old fiiend Samuel M. Smith, corner of Ash and Hrst streets. Mr. Smith was for many years senior partner of tho firm of Smith & Davis. And, besides being a thoroughly practical druggist and chemist is, withal, as genial a gontloman as over grasped a hand in fiiend.-hip. II is store is fitted up and stocked in a magnificent manner with everything usually found in a complete stock of drugs, chemicals, perfum eries, etc, But tho feature par excellence is tho soda fountain, ono of the famous Arctu. patont, an immense affair, a monumentreared in marble and silver to tho health of. tho thirsty. It has deliveries, on opposite side5, and can accommodate a rush. It is stocked with Kissengen, Congress, Vichy, Seltzer and different kinds of syrups. The cooling appar atus is tho most perfect in use, and tho pro duct of that fountain a draught that surpasses "tho nectar of tho gods.' Tbe abstract of the assessment roll of Clakop county, for the year 1S73, shows the following facts and figures: No, Value. Acres of land 50,65034 8199,793 231,407 Merchandise and imp'lts Clmrcli Xoticcs, Grace Church, (Prot. Episcopal) Hev. T A IT viand ltoctor. Divine sorvices every fcunday at 10 a m and? r m; Sunday School at 1 i m Congregational Church, Rev A W Tenny Pator, Divine services every Sunday at 10)4 a MandT i m; Prayer Meeting every Thurs day evening, Sunday School meets at 12 m Beaver Lodge Hot 35, I. O. O. P. Lfce. Meet every -Liiursuay evoning. - -. '" &- ViiMiWuvn itTAfnhMLj XUIIULUIU, rtlllVllVO, etc.. ovwl lnnrl in two townshins here, than the ' .burn ;n tvu-n Jiine rpp.witlv snrx'pvwl nvcr i Horaes and mules ISO there, and is confident irom what he has t Sheep and goats :... 1,301 seen mat mis i&ii ivgiuu u- superior w , .n " X the Sound for Agricultural purpose. Capt. John Eaunce, dow in this city Hosts 2S9 Gross value all property Indebtedness '. 274,1140 231,848 37,805 7,S05 3,931 40,0S4 9S0 902,734 Fsr- t lX o'clock, in the Udd v el low's 5riiaii"Corncrof Cass and Jefferson "'t'fuuv streets, Astoiia, Members of tho Order are invited to attend. By older, .N. U, Temple liOiljre IVo. 7 A. F. & A. M. Regular Communications first and third Q Saturdays in each month, at7 o'clockQT .. .. tUn. Roll in Acfnrin. Airinlinr5 v on a tour of inspection in the b nited j Exemptions 53,S94 32S,140 States Revenue Marine, Ja well known to all by reputation, beinfln ' "old salt" of n,nfvt wnter. as well asan "oiawar hor-e,5' haying servodWnn officer through the Florida war. His attention is special ly called to the necessity ot esiiiDinin Total taxable property .".'..574,594 The Oregonian of Saturday says the force of men employed on making out the assessment rolls for Multnomah County - ji- -i r t-Ti ninn jimvi . lite-savin cr stations u -" j-awmv y" m , , . -r -r, -, mu , '"' ..t ; . , i . i . . ;nns1 Tat. T-lin ' o-nt flnwn tn T. HYulnv nvftnimr. M hR to ih which amy nc nas oeuu iusiuw. vj .- 0- .... -, - - Q- - ., - Secretory of the Treasury, in connection tol valuation embiacingname uprto that aocrcuiry ui uiu ,V5JUnn. frmorKn lettcr.aboveall debt,vctc.:amountsto of tho Order in good standing are invited to at tend. By ordei of tho W. M. A "Western paper tells us that a favorite, hotel is to be kept 'this sea son by the widow of Mr. , who died last summer on a new and im proved plan- , j ?ttA- strange- and fatal disease is. verprevalent at Kelton,T producin A London dispatch of the 19th. says: "The steamer Arctic brought to Dundee ten members of the Polaris expedition. -All are in excellent health. Three others were transfer red by the Eavenscraig to the whaler Intrepid, which is expected to arrive in Dundee in two or three weeks. After the separation from Tyson and his companions, the Polaris was fi nally abandoned in a sinking condi tion by Captain Buddington and the remainder of the expedition. The party lived in Long Boat Cove, where they built timber houses which they covered with sails. Winter passed without any notable event except the breaking out of the scurvy, which however, wTas unattended by severe symptoms. Plentiful supplies of wal rus liver for food were obtained from the natives, and to this diet is attrib uted the mildness of the disease." X young man in Galveston Texas, by birth a German of noble family, but who had gradually grown so poor as to have become a helper in the kitchen of an inferior hotel, was re pp.ntlv convicted of stealing. lie begged that he might be sent to the penitentiary, where he would be taught a trade by which he might earn his living, which was accord ingly done. The financial crisis in New York is said to have postponed the fruition of narrow gauge railway schemes in Utah for months. The banks at Salt Lake are reported entirely unaffect ed, though speculative mining opera tions will he seriously crippled. All bulbs with annual roots, which includes nearly all the lilies, can be taken up as soon :.s the leaves fall .because the roots will die if the Bulbs ore allowed to remain in tho -round. After taking them up, let theivrdry in the shade a few day?. j nth .i -X-...1 1 .. 1 1 . 1. YATlTPri !.creat consternation flamong parents.! A nomas xas& aiab-.ono.ruunareu.1-" MISCEIiX,AEOrS ITEMS. George Francis Train has an in come of $28,000 yearly from rents alone. The wife of Senator Schurz is mentioned as having inherited $170, 000 from her uncle, lately dead, in Hamburg. An unsuccessful attempt was made at Buenos Ayres to assassinate Dr. Sarmiento, President of the Ar gentine Eepublic. -The New York Tribune says Miss jeilson, the actress, is the best fe male swimmer that ever buffeted the waves at the Branch. A ragged and sickly looking boy, who was taken to a Baltimore infirm ary last weekrjproved to be a German girl about 16 years old. A Louisiana paper states that the inscription "for sale," or " for rent," is posted on more than 6,000 houses and stores in New Orleans. Cullen Bryant, in "the eightieth year of his age, is starting for a voy age around the world. He is not quite ready to wrap the drapery, etc. It is officially reported that there have been 1,755 cases of cholera in Vienna since the outbreak of the disease. Of this number 1,110 were fatal. Cerebro-spinal-meningitis is a tough word for telegraphers to get hold of on the wires. A Sioux City lightning-jerker wrote it out u,Cara bo Spencer's Menagerie"." t The suspension of forty-nine firms is announced in New York, Philadelphia, Boston,. Baltimore and "Washington, , since the'suspension . of Jay Cooke cfe Co.v - lwl,,it Dispatches from Frankfort, Ham burg, Bremen and Vienna, ,sayt .that no failures occurred in those, cities on account of the New York pariic, but much anxiety is expressed. Eighty-eight women will study .in Michigan University during 'the next college year. Nine will take the law course, thirty-seven the med ical, and 42 the academic. A western paper explains Joa quin Miller's frenzied style by say ing tnat ne nas naa uiree wives. Some men die under it, and some go crazy and write poetry. It is said that A. T. Stewart, Cor nelius Vanderbilt, and "William B. Astor are each worth $100,000,000, and that their estates are increasing in value at the rate of $10,000,000 per annum. When Horace Greely visited Yosemite he picked up in the trail a horse-shoe, and hung it on the knot of an oak tree for whoever might choose to use it. No one took it, and in time the knot grew over the horse shoe, and recently the portion of the tree containing it was cut out and brought to San Francisco as a me mento of Mr. Greeley's economy. "Recently a schooner came into Cleveland having on board an an chor and 15 fathoms of chain, which became entangled with her own an chor while lying at Put-in-Bay, in the exact locality where Commodoro Perry's fleet lay at anchor in Sep tember, 1812. The anchor is of dif ferent construction from those used at this time and is believed to have belonged to one of Perry's vessels. A number of telegrams have been received at tho Philadelphia Pos oflico requesting the Postmaster to withhold from delivery letters bear ing stamps of firms sending message, and which were addressed to ' Jay Cooke ti- Co. The Tostmaster cp-ild not comply with the request, as 'tho postal regulations provide that,af4e? a letter has passed from the , niai'i; g office the cleliverv of it caniidf he pre- entea or ueinyeu m Jiiejyaiiecu stationed at this place. ,i0,000. It resembles lever. """ -ilj cuui uib6vu.Wuc.