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Vol. 1.
Astoria', Oregon, Thursday Morning, Oct. 16, 1873.
No. 47.
1 Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon.
J. C. IKEI.AXI Proprietor
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L. P. Fisher, 20 and 21 Xew Merchants Ex
change, is authorized to act as Agent for tho
Astori v 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.
The schooner Fannie Bell is at the
ship yard, undergoing repairs.
The "Windward will soon complete her
cargo, at the rate wheat is arriving now.
The steamer Oneatta took the barken
tine Jane A. Palkinburg in tow for Port
land last Thursday.
The oystervillc schooners carry from
three thousand five hundred to five thous
and baskets of oysters to a trip.
The steam tug Merri mac now occupies
a berth at Capt. Pichard Hob'son's new
dock, which is sufficiently advanced in
construction to be used.
Dr. A. G. Kinney, of Salem, was in
the city last. Tuesday looking for storage
room for 10,000 bushels of wheat, llurry
up your docks, gentlemen, the demand fur
them will soon be pressing.
The bark Free Trade, hence for San
Francisco on the 14th, carried away a spar
eighty-six feet long, in which there is not
a blemish the size of a man's thumb nail.
It came from the vicinity of Iialaina.
The entire export trade of Puget
Sound for the year ending August 31st, in
round numbers amounted to 060,910; of
this amount 417,01S was in American ves
els. This is nearly equal to the salmon
exports of Astoria.
The jury in the case of the State of
Oregon vs. C. W. Meek, tried in "Wash
ington county on indictment for murder,
rendered a verdict of not guilty, on the 9th,
and the prisoner was released. lion. "W.
D. Hare of this city, was one of the counsel-for
the defense.
M. P. Callender o'f Clatsop plains,
a member of the Art Preservative frater-
nit3T, has tried his hand at composition and
press work in the Astorian office recently,
and finds it about as natural to keep up
his lick as when, some years ago he relin
quished his hold of the stick and struck
for the west.
Sheriff J. H. "Whitcomb of Pacific
county, was in the city on Tuesday last on
a flying visit. He informs us that the sch.
Carolita, with a cargo of oysters for San
Prancisco left the bay on Sunday last: the
sch.Three Sisters expected to sail Tuesday,
and the sch". Louisa Morrison to-morrow.
Two schooners were expected at Oyster
ville when Mr. "Whitcomb came away.
The schooner H. L.Tierman had not
boon set afloat at 3 o'clock yesterday. It
leing the height of the highest tides when
she went on, and the water has fallen
off to such extent that it is doubtful whether
she would float light. The steam tug As
toria cannot approach her where she lies,
for depth of water, but will make the effort
to get a hawser aboard of tho vessel to-day
and pull herwr.
Capt. Brown of the barkentine Jane
A. Falkinburgh, will' please accept our
thanks for favors, and a file of Hawaiian
papers. The Falkinburg arrived at Hon
olulu on the 11th ult., after a run of IS
days. Exchanged her Oregon cargo for
one of Island productions, and arrived
home on the 13th inst. Matters in the
Kingdom remained pretty much the same
at last advices by the Co-ta Pica. Iving
Lunahlo's health was improving but the
mutineers were yet resisting his counsels.
The Advertiser of the 20th congratulates
itself that a great reform has? just been ac
complished in the disbanding of the stand
ing army. Taking the Advertiser's view
of the situation, ".there is nothing in the
past history of Hawaiian administrations
that will compare, in respect to its dam
aging effects on her character abroad, com
mercially and diplomatically, as the stoiy
of theMini-terial inability to maintain the
laws, against two dozen native soldiers."
Gen. Michler, Major Robert's succes
cnr. k n. nashensrer on the John L. Stchens. i
" Columbia river salmon (very nice,)
fourteen cents per pound" is one of the
specialties advertised by a Jackson (Mich
igan) firm.
Jacob Kamm, Esq., who has been
sojourning jn California for some time
gaining: health, is among the passengers
on the John L. Stephens.
About twenty men are emplo3Ted on
the construction of the Farmers wharf and
warehouse in this citv. Piles have been
driven and are bein- capped for the space j
of one hundred by sixty-four feet, and
work has begun on the roadway.
Capt. Dixon of the Spirit of the dawn
reports having seen a water spout while
that vessel was lying outside the bar last
week. As near as he could reckon, the
huge column of water was three miles
away, and as near to the vessel as he de
sired it to be. Capt. Dixon has seen wa
ter spouts innumerable, and this did not
annoy him in the least. Vessels caught
in these water spouts are torn to pieces
in a jiffy.
TheOregonian says: "The numerous
friends of Mrs. P. P. Church will be
pleased to learn that she has returned to
the city, and will take charge of her de
partment in the Portland Academy and
Female Seminary on next Monday. This
will be especially gratifying to tho many
children who always flock around her
and welcome her return. This being the
middle of the term a large increase in at
tendance is expected." Mrs. Church
taught at Fort Stevens last Summer.
The State Board of Education, in ac
cordance with subdivision two, section 17,
of the school laws of Oregon, have adopted
a set of rules and regulations for the gov
ernment of Public Schools and school of
ficers, from which we extract as follews:
Pule 18. Teach el's are authorized to re
quire excuses from the parents or guardians
of pupils, either in person or by written
note in all cases of absence or tardiness,
or of dismissal before the close of school,
and no excuse shall be deemed valid ex
cept that of sickness or nece-sary employ
ment. The teacher shall be the judge of
the sufficiency of excuses subject to an ap
peal to the Directors.
Utile 14. "Whenever the un excused ab
sences of any pupil during any one term
shall amount, in the aggregate, to five
days, he shall be excluded from the school,
and shall not be permitted to attend the
same or any public school for three
months thereafter. For this purnose un-
excused absence or tardiness for a half
day or less, and for more than one hour,
at any one time, shall be deemed a half
day's absence; and such absence or tar
diness for more than half a day, at one
time, shall be reckoned as absence for a
whole day.
"When a pupil's absence for j
a single term, wneuier excused or unex
cused, amount in the aggregate to seven
da3rs, he shall forfeit his place-in his class
es, and ihall be transferred to the classes
next below in all his studies.
We are indebted to A. Wing tfc
Co., of Oysterville, for a full sack of
delicious oysters.
A. S. Mercer, who is getting up
the grand excursion to Astoria, paid
Corvallis a visit vesterdav.
Everv available shelter in Davton
is piled full of sacked wheat awaiting
The storage capacity of the seven'
warehouses in Albany is 610,000 bush
els, and they are nearly all full.
A returned Astorian, who, "while
at Salem attending the fair last week
was unable to obtain anything more
gorgeous than a wisp of straw and a
pair of blankets, on the hurricane
roof of the Chemeketa, and to be
solaced in his wretchedness by the
mutterings of fellow sufferers, as the
porter continued to bring up victims
to get his " dollar and a half's"
worth of straw, " breakfast ticket in
cluded," until he found the camp of
Mr. I. S. Swearinger, of Junction,
wishes to publicly thank that gentle
man for his attention.
A hitter feud which has existed
for the past two or three vears be
tween A. IT.. Whitley and Till Glaze,
! at Dallas, Polk county, terminated
in a bloody row at that place last
Monday afternoon, in. whic.i the
former was killed by being shot
through the body by. Glaze.. About
j one year ago the son ,of -Mr. Whitley
was Riued. oy tne same man ny a
shot intended for the father. Glaze
was tried for this and acquitted.
This terrible tragedy terminates, we
suppose, one of the bitterest feuds
that has ever existed in our 'State.
The tide is out; and faint and far
The lessening riplets play;
A strange, swift loss of aftluence falls
"Upon the sunny bay;
And strangled kelpand tangled weeds,
And flat, wet -wastes of sand,
"With gaunt white rocks and shallow pools,
Disfigure all the strand.
And yet, an hour agone I passed;
"What wealth of wave was here!
"With till its creeks and channels full,
The bay lay broad and clear;
Its fresh green isles seemed anchored deep,
Lapped to their grasses' edge,
And deep a blue sea's secret slept
The weed and wave-worn ledge.
O, ebbing tide and naked shores;
O, shrunken, shallow bay;
How sharp and true the type you bring,
Of my soul's gauge to-day!
And yet, but yesterday I knew
Its farthest banks were brimmed,
And fair, green isles, in amber light,
On its still depths were limned.
I deemed I drew in thought and word,
From un guessed depths of power;
And those dim depths flashed bright with goms
In that full-flooded hour;
But ah! to-day the tide is out!
Behold these tangled weeds;
These bare, brown shores and weltering pools,
Reveal my spirit's needs.
O, fair, bright bay; thy wealth of wave
"Wells not from thine own springs,
Or leaps it in from mountain heights,
Fresh as the morning's wings;
And Thou, who mak'st its ebb and flow,
The truth is too for Thee;
The flood which fills thy deepest deeps
Flows from a far-off sea.
O, shoreless sea! O, degp of love,
Thou tide of life to me,
Flow through the channels of my life
"With fuller tide, and free!
Ebb thou no more from out my soul;
Leave here no weltering shore;
But grant through all my being's reach,
A flood-tide evermore!
Rev. "W. "W. Marsh.
Poktland, October 11, 1873.
Editok Astemax:
A battle has been going on for several
days, between the rain and smoke; and as
yet the issue is doubtful, there being a
bluish tinge visible in the air.
As soon as the rain began to fall, three
steamers of the "Wallamet river Transpor-
tation Company started up the Wallamet
in search of wheat. The Beaver, which '
has just been completed, is an elegant lit-I
tie craft, and has the reputation of being
able to go anywhere after a heavy dew. It!
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wonmc n ir Thnao i.rnnmir8 mio-hr. iimf. e:
.ww. ..w ...v, wwv.ww.M .a.w J...OW .o
well carry their freight to Astoria as to
discharge here, and have so much of the
grain handled a second time.
The Oregon Steam Navigation Compa
ny have constructed a grain elevator on
the wharf, just below the landing of the
Astoria steamers. Already there is a con
siderable quantity of wheat in the ware
house of this company.
Now is the time for theAstorians to show
the State Fair, although many have gone.
A great many houses are bping built in i
tne ournt district. j. peculiar icaiure oi
them is the number of brick buildings one
story in height, which have been erected.
Some of the.-e. extending the whole length
of a block, have a dcidudly odd appear
ance. Many ot the new buildings, especi
ally those erected immediately after the
fire, are primitive in style, but the majori
ty are of a better class than those which
formerly occupied the same ground.
A number of fine business houses have
been built in another part of the city, du
ring the past season. It is amusing how
the place is working towards deep water.
Whenever a heavy fire chauges tie place
of business, it moves down the river, In
a few more years you may see Portland
cominr around Tongue Point.
The Sedalia is still at the Iron "Works,
receiving her machinery. E.
According to the news received'last
eveping from Portland, Nesmith is elected
to Congress by a large majority. '
D. E. Pease brought the returns from
the election at Skipanon (Clatsop Plains),
last evening. Nesmith has a majority of
three votes.
if they are in earnest. Portland people ana hereafter require strict com- j Northwest in opposition to the stand-
money, and those few will be far from , obligatory on the part ot Ameiican Quite a number of cargoes of lumber
risking it in such a venture. j shipper to procure a permit from I Michi-an have msed
rru-f ,. f :frt ,w.,vfni -hnooMen r the Citv of Mexico before a free , ruiu L,aKe jncmgan nae passed
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Tlie lrice of Gold.
Portland, Oct. loth. Gold in New
York to-day, 109J; Portland Legal
Tender rates, 90 Buying, and 91
Miscellaneous News.
California will produce this year
about 1,000 bales of cotton.
The Secretary of the Navy discred
its the report of the foul death of
Capt. Hall.
Eight persons have been arrested
in Boston charged with circulating
obscene literature.
Probably Prescott Arizona will be
in telegraphic communication by the
first of December.
The San Francisco Cadets under
Capt, McDonald, returning from the
East, gave an exhibition at Omaha.
George A. Clarke, son of the cash
ier and agent of the Union Pacific
railroad, is missing with $10,000, the
proceeds of tickets sold last month.-
Dr. Branz, of Shreveport, says the
backbone of the epidemic is broken
that onlyeice will destroy it. The
fever is more malignant than any he
has met.
The Clearing House Association
agree to retire loan certificates at the
rate of 20 per cent, per week, which
will take five weeks to retire the . en
tire issue.
Win. W. Maryatt, Assistant As
tronomer of Lieut. Wheeler's explor
ing and surveying expedition, died
October 8th, at Bozeman, Montana,
of mountain fever.
The Secretary emphatically asserts
that outstanding legal tenders are
not to exceed minimum figures, not
a dollar more than the absolute de
mands of the Government require.
The colored Secretary of the State,
of South Carolina, llahn, has been
admitted as a student at the Univer
sity, and three of the principal pro
fessors have resigned in consequence.
The effect of the general stringency
of the currency market has placecl
silver at a discount when sold for
currency. The exact cause of this
decline is not easily comprehended.
It is stated that the entire crew of
the ship Baltic, from New York,
which arrived in San Francisco on
Saturday, were'shanghaed on board.
Several have lodged complaints in
, the U. S. District Court.
The case of Parshall, pastor of the
Baptist church San Francisco, who is
charged with familiarities with fe
male members of his churdfb, has
created q'uite a sensation, but the
story is generally, disbelieved.
The German corvette, Nymphe,
Von Blanc commander, has arrived
in San Francisco. She carries 14
mms. ISO m mi inf.mnin.r orhcors. and
' o . " . ' .
made the voyage from Yokohama in
27 days under sail, hut steamed out
of that port and into this.
Telegrams received make it very
probable that Scott has placed ten
millions for the Texas and Pacific,
with the privilege of takers to re
ceive large additional bonds os rap
idly as tlTey can be issued on com
pleted road.
The Mexican Government has an
nulled the order of November last,
The President, in connection with
the Secretary of the Treasury and
LompLroner oi yinency, nm aibo
recommend to Congress legislation
Comptroller of Currency, will also
looking to. stringent restrictions on
National Banks by which the legal
tender reserve can be preserved in
tact. A disnatch from Cant. Pierson.
dated Nassau, October 5th, reports
that the steamer Missouri was wreck
ed October 1st off Bahama Islands. J
The ship was broken in two.. The j
crew and. passengers were all saved
and landed at Bernini.
The Secretary of the Treasury has
expressed opinion that while a re
turn to a coin basis as a result of the
late financial panic would be quite
unexpected, it was by no means mi
possible nor improbable.
Senator Conkling will not ac- ept
the office of Chief Justice if tendered
by the President. He proposes to
retire to private life at the end of
his Senatorial term and devote him-
; self in the future to the practice of
law, and to making a fortune.
transit oi lreignts can De made.
Mr. Jay, American Minister, has
written to "Washington recommend
ing that provisions be made for send
ing home from Vienna a number of
waiters, laborers, and other Ameri
cans now in that city, in a destitute
In Washington city on the 11th,
Ex-Senator Pomeroy, of Kansas, was
shot by ex-Representative M. F. Con
way, oi Kansas, romeroy is euipnat-
ic in stating that he -never
natt any
controversy or
cround for
with Conway.
The.Treasury reserves'are now be
ing drawn on daily to pay the actual
expenses of the Government. There
is no apprehension of the Depart
ment that the draft upon the?44,000,
000 reserve will be very heavy in
ordinary course of business.
The Indians who recently raided
on Texas will be turned over to the
State authorities, and all horses
stolen from Texas are to be returned
to owners. Agents are to be appoint
ed by the United States to call the
roll daily, and only three days' ra
tions to be issued to Indians at one
It is said Irving will prove that
Kelly, now in Sing-Sing prison, kill
ed Nathan with an iron dog, which
was obtained of a caulker in the
Brooklyn Navy Yard; that 810,000
in "bonds, which were in Nathan's
safe were, seen in Kelly's hands
a few days after the " murder ;
that these bonds were negotiatad,
and that Nathan's watch and chain
were pawned in Center street the
day after the murder.
The overland stage was robbed
near Redding, California, -a few days
ago. Wells Fargo & Company's box
contained $1,992, and about $2,000' in
the hands of the passengers. One
Chinaman had $1,000 around his
waist in a belt, which the robbers
cut. The other passengers had small
amounts. Wells, Fargo & Co. have
offered a reward of $250 for each ar
rest, and one-fourth of the amuont
of treasure recovered.
It is customary to assert that, if
punishment for crime could only bo
made certain and prompt, criminals
would be struck with terror, and
crime be greatly dimished. Bufj ono
thing seems to militate against such
a conclusion. Society cannot hope
to inflict upon her knaves any more
prqmpt and certain punishment than
nature does upon her fools and yet
the latter keep on kindling fire with
kerosene oil.
Those who claim the heathen
Chine'se can never become civilized,
should have seen an irate, saffron
colored Chinese gentleman in De
troit the other day bounce an inebri
ated person out of a laundry. When
the battle was over somebody asked
John what it was all about, when he
replied: "Meliean man gette tight
-foolee around me me put head on
no go to jaii uoiiar a dozen."
A correspondent at Detroit no
tices the opening of a new avenue of
trade for the lumber fields in tho
Detroit since the opening of naviga
tion, destined for Albany and other
Eastern cities. This is a new direc-
uti for the traffic, as. heretofore all
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the lumber cut on the shores of Lake
Michigan has found a market in the
Western States.
From returns lately published,
' we learn that there are in India 315
different newspapers, of which 08
are English, 36 in the dialect which
passes as English among the natives,
and 211 are in the native language.
One among themt sold at a pice, or
farthing, is perh.aps the lowest pric
ed newspaper in the world. The
number of readers of India is very
small, and it is the practice for
crowds to assemble and listen to one
reader, and in this way news is dis
persed with remarkable rapidity.
At the beginning of the present cen
tury there were not more than five.
newspapers in India. ,

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