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Astoria, Oregon, Satueday Morning, Oct. 25, 1873.
TUESDAf , THURSDAY AND SAnJRDAtf,
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The barkentine Free Trade ar-
Tivcd in han j'rancisco on tDe -otn. m
The new harkentine -Portland,
Capt. Gage, -sailed for Astoria on the
20th. The Lovett Peacock sailed 1 h e
same -day, both from San Francisco"..
The United States steamer Shu
brick was up the river yesterday
buoying the inside Prairie channel
just above Tongue point She left
for San Francisco last evening.
' Among the names registered at
Ike Cosmopolitan Hotel, Ziber&Hol-
ton's Portland October 21st,. we note
those of Capt. George Flavel and A.
J, Megler of this city, and J. B.
JKnapp, of Knappton.
Several of the excursionists made
the trip over the bar yesterday in
the steam tug Astoria. Capt. "Wass
pive them a fine opportunity to pay
tribute to the God of the Seas, and
some' say Mart V. Brown actually
threw his boots up. Alan, never
cares for expenses &nd on a trip
like this would empty his stomach
as cheerfully as he" would his purse
sAn pea-nut stand.
Among the excursionists from
the Wallamet valley to Astoria this
week, were Messrs. S. Montgomery,
31. Luper and wife, L. Luper and
wife, N. Houston and wife, X Hous
ton, J. Elevens, A. S. Powell, G. F.
Simpson, Thomas Montieth, A. Mon
tieth, E. P. Burkhart and wife, Mart
Y. Brown, A. J. Bushnell, L. W.
Cline, A. Bales and wife, J. Wheeler,
"Will Westlake, and many whose
names we could not learn.
Not having a brass band to head
their procession, the Albany exeur-
.sionists placed Mart V. Brown in the
lead while here. Mart is generally
up to snuff, and can make music
enough to keep a large congregation
toget icr. lie is Editor of the Albany
Democrat and his paper has been in
full sympathy with the farmers'
movement from first to last, and
ought to be liberally patronized by
people at both ends of the route.
One of the most interesting spee
ches made at the Court house Thurs
day evening on subjects connected
with .the direct shipments movement,
was by Hon. W. D. Hare, Collector of
United! States Customs at this port.
Mr. Hare has not resided in Astoria
many months, but lie is a thorough
Astorian, and has done very much
siDce he was Installed in office here,
to have men in high places fully un
derstand the situation of affairs in
connection with the commerce
this State. "When these things ire
once correctly understood, the battle
is over, because it is one of the plain
est things imaginable, that every
Oregouian, no matter where he re
sides, ought to and will work for the
supremacy of his own htate. Oregon
.An in no"other wav sustain her renn- I
tation abroad so well as by properly '
encouraging this Astoria movement
and it is "the bight of ridiculous- j
ness to suppose that such encourage- ;
merit will build up a place here to
the detriment of any other locality.
This absurd notion must be squelched.
The Domestic Sewing Machine tnok
the first premium at the State Fair also,
four blue ribbons for work. It also took
Vv.- Ivli-m -iUlrn of i.wn n? flip pniintv fnir.
I. W. Oasevis agent' for 6latsop counts.
. Call and see-it for yourselves 13t
KIStfORIC-AX. ERROR CORRECTED
Iii the address by the Hon. S. F..
fchadwick at the laying of the cor
ner stone of the Cupital of Oregon,
he says: "In March, 1843, the Cana
dian inhabitants of Oregon met at
Cfeampoeg, and nobly declared a
unanimous expression of sentiment
of " cordiality, desire of union, and
inexhaustible peace, between all the
people,' and also expressed a willing
ness to submit to any lawful govern
ment that might be extended over
It is only true that they met and
used all their knowledge and influ
ence to defeat the proposed Ameri
can government, and on the final
vote they unanimously, with a few
noble exceptions, drew off after they
were defeated and out numbered by
the Americans present.
The Oregon Spectator was not
"started b' the Methodist Mission,"
but by an 'effort of the settlers out
side the Mission.
The first excutive officers of Ore
gon were Alanson Beers, David Hill,
and George Gay the second as nam
ed in the address.
The first error is calculated to do
the greatest injury to the American
settlers of the country, and is no
credit to ?he Canadian as their alleg
iance was due the Hudson Bay Co.,
and British jjovcrnment.
It has been suggested that it is a
msss print, it so the original in the
corner sto.ie of the Capitol will show
it to the future, and not to the pre
W. H. Gray.
"Who ever knew the Oregon Steam
Navigation Company to be behind the
published hours in starting the.;r boats ?
Their log books, compared with ihosS of
any similar company in the United states,
will exhibit unsurpassed promptness, reg-ularit-,
order, and exemption from acci
dents of all kinds. The officers and crews
of their boats are all careful and prudent
men none others being retained in ser
vice. Hence the great prosperity of ihis
company is richly deserved. Such men as
J. C. Ainsworth, B.K.Thompson, andS.
G. Reed, who are at the head of its officers
are guarantees of the future good order
and success of th;s company winch in time
past have proved an honor to Oregon.
The St. Joseph D.xily and "Weekly
Gazette was sold at auction, pursuant to
advertisement to Joseph A. Corby, for
$25,000 one-half down, one-fourth m six,
and the balance in twelve month. Under
the new regime the Gazette will be backed
with an unlimited capital, and can be
made the leading newspaper of the Mis
souri valley. St. Louis Globe.
Newspapers backed with judgement
often become the " leading newspapers"
when those b&eke& with an "unlimited
capital" sink their thousands, and event
ually die out unwept, unhoncred and
Mart. V. Brown, of the Albany
Democrat, dropped in upon us this
morning for a few minutes. He con
stitutes a considerable portion of the
Farmers' excursion. Evening News
Yes, we beleive Mart acts in the
capacity of host a Homerian host
Fort Cape Disappointment is now
the military prison for this Depart
ment. Several men convicted of
crimes in the service are working
out sentences there, and four more
are soon to arrive irom Jbort Coiville.
Pelicans are so thick in this vi
cinity that when they rise from
their position on Sand Island in a
bodv the air is so blackened that it
bears the appearance of smoke from
a steamship stack.
The ''Farmers' movement" was es-
pecialy noticeable at the- ball la-t night.
Jit look a wid latitude and embacedmanv
attractive " side i-siios."
The brig Perpetua went to sea
(Thursday and the Melancthoii yes
terday. F. Bartoldes, of V,Testport is under
medical . treatment.
ill last week.
He Wi.s taken
Bret Harte's new lecture is about
Some Bad People. - w
To milk a kicking cow stand off
about eight feet and yell, "So! you
darned old skinflint."
Mrs. Hathaway, of Temple, Me.,
is ninety-nine years old, and has
smoked tobacco since she was a girl.
A lady in Massachusetts has a
fuschia which held for several suc
cessive weeks 250 scarlet and purple
An Ohio schoolmistress has kill
ed over a hundred snakes thisseason,
to say nothing of the young men she
Mrs. H. B. Stowe, at 'her home
in Florida, has kept open a school of
fifty pupils during the summer at her
A South Carolina negro when in
formed of SewarcUs death clasped his
hands and solemnly said: " Us few
A Detroit woman. suesfor a di
vorce because her husband insists up
on sleeping with his feet upon the
pillow so that he can tickle her feet
when she snores.
First lesson in kissing The gen
tleman should be a'little the tallest.
He should have a clean face, a kind
eye, and a mouth full of expression,
instead of tobacco.
A morning paper in an account
of the voyage of the Junita"to Green
land, describes "the effect of blub
ber on the female form." The effect
of female blubber on the, male form
are known to be melting in the ex
treme. The New York Republican State
Convention, did not merdly, without
reservation, condemn like salary
grab. 'It went further, and passed a
resolution calling upCFifCongress. to
pass an act that would exactly meet
the cise of those true patriots who,
kno viig that the Treasury is an es
pecially 3afe place of deposit, have
left their back pay to remain there
till the stv"rin blows over, and mean
while advertise themselves as not
having touched a cent of it namely,
an act providing that whatever back
pay has not beer drawn shall be re
funded to the Treasury. This would
be so very like enabling men by law
to be honest in spite of themselves,
that there is little doubi but that it
would pass, and the probabilities are
that, inspired by the hard times that
have set in, Congress will not only
pass such an act, but another jestor
ing the pay to the old rate.
The Vienna Congress has just
assented, by unanimous vote, upon
the proposition of General Myers, to
the follewing: That it is desirable,
with a view to their exchange, that at
least one uniform observation of
such character as to be . suitable for
the preparation of synoptic charts,
be taken daily simultaneously at as
many stations as practicable through
out the world. The formal announce
ment of this principle with such sanc
tion tends directly to an exchange o,f
signal service and weather reports
between all civilized nations. It is
interesting in reference to American
reports to know that the Chinese
Goverment is preparing the establish
ment of a system of storm warnings
and the weather reports for Chinese
coast of the Pacific.
Large purchases of wheat have
been made in Portland for tho Val
leio mills in California. "When Cal-
ifornians want a superior quality of;
flour they send to Oregon for tiie j
wheat to make it with. The price .
paid for this wheat was ?1 20 per
bushel, sineevhen the rate has les
sened somewhat. Wheat is to-day
helling in Astoria for 2 25 per cental.
Tne Price of Gold.
Portland, Oct. 24. Gold in New
York to-day, 10SJ; Portland Legal
Tender rates, 90.V buying, and 91J
New York, October 20.
A Storm of wind and rain has prevailed
here durine: the nast 24 hours. The onlv
I disaster reported in this neighborhood is the
wrecK oi can a i ooais on ine nuuon, but
the loss of life and property is said to be
less than first reported. Telegraph wires
have been considerablv damaged .
"Washington, Oct. 20. The action of
Admiral Almy in protecting the Panama
railroad during the recent revolutionary
disturbances is commended in official
circles. The assent of his Government hav
ing been obtained, Sir Edward Thornton
has consented to serve as Umpire in the
United States and Mexican Claims com
missions. Concord, N. H., Oct. 21. Merrimac
river is very high and rising. The coun
try round about Plymouth is flooded and
trains have been stopped since yesterday.
At Franklin, the paper mills have suspen
ded owing to the high water, and at Wat
erbury a temporary bridge over Onion
river was washed away.
Detroit, Oct. 21. The fiercest gale of
the season has pi evailed during the last
twenty-four hours. A number of disasters
are reported on Lake Huron. There are
rumors of loss of life, but as yet nothing
definite is learned. A number of vessels
and steamers ran into Port Huron and
Tawas for shelter. There is a very hevy
sea on Lake Michigan, bat no important
disasters are reported.
Chicago, Oct. 21. An Tnter-Ocenn
Washington dispatch snys a bill has been
prepared by a Minnesota gentleman, for
presentation at the forthcoming session,
providing for the United States guarantee
ing interest on the bonds of the Northern
Pacific Railway. It is claimed by them
that they have secured the support of
nearh' the entire Minnesota ana Wis
consin delegates in Congress. A draft of
this bill was prepared before the failure of
Jay Cook & Co., and as long ago as July
last. Parties engaged in the matter, have
spent the greater part of the Summer in
perfecting their plans for pushing it
New York Oct. 20. The monument to
Philip Enibmy, founder of Methodism in
this country, was unveiled yesterday at
Cambridge, New York, in the presence of
a large concourse of people. Bishops Kane
and Simpson and others made actresses,.
The Gazette de Italia asserts that the fi
nancial crisis in America caused great ex
citement at the Vatican. It has never
been kept secret that a great part of mon
ey received from Peter's Pence and part
of the private property of the Prelates
have been deposited in American bank
by Cardinal Antonclli.
In reference to the back pay and
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increase of pay voted to themselves
by the houses of Congress, the Prei- 1
dent's views are alleged to be that if
a veto had been possible without com
promising important public interests
in the same bill precedent establish-
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ed by such a course of procedure aa ft
veto would have been a serious blow
to the independence of Congress, and
more deserving of censure than a
compulsory and passive assent to the
principal of " back pay." llotrever
commendable the President may
deemed Speaker Blaine's action, no
occasion was offered him for following
the precedent in his own case. The
President is represented as holding
to the view that, as members of Con
gress are of necessity to be intrusted
with the delicate subject of regulating
their own compensation, the eon-
j siituencies who pay the salaries ought
to bear the fact in mind when nom
inations for Congress are in or-der.
It is quite evident that if parties
maintain their present status Hon.
Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, may be
come prominent among candidates
for the nomination to the Presidency
James Lick of San Francisco pro
posed to the California Academy of
Sciences to endow an observatory to
1 be located at some point on the Sierra
, Nevada mountains, 10,000 feet above
-.sea level for astronomical purposes,
and to be supplied with every appli
ance necessary to make it the most
complete of anything cf the kind in
the world. The plan has taken a
practical and tangible shape already,
and will doubtless be carried. out,-t
An Indiana Aerolite.
A very curious visitor from un
known regions is described by a farm
er of Tippecanoe county, in the La
fayette (Ind.) Journal, as follews:
"Mention was made a short time
since of the fall of a wonderful aero-
I'lite in the lower part of this countv.
Yesterday we met Mr. Harter, who
discovered it on his farm, near Rom
ney. The fragments in all it is sup
posed will amount to about a thous
and pounds in weight, and some fea
tures are presented which will be of
great interest to scientific men. T'he
aerolites heretofore found are of a
solid metalic nature, having evident
ly struck the earth as compact bod
ies. This one is entirely different.
From the traces it is easily determin
ed that the vast descending globe
came hurling through the air in one
glowing molten mass, and that at the
moment of its impingement it was in
a liquid state. The fragments are
honey-combed, like a cinder, and
vary greatly in the weight. It is
further evident that the globe was
hollow, from the smoothness. of the
concave parts. The outside presents
the appearance of a soft body that
has struck upon solid particles, as
the indentation of grassblades, straws,
and Bticks are plainly discernable.
1 One of the fragments had fallen on a
large stick of wood, and conforms to
it exactly. The very texture of the
wood can be seen. Further than
this, all around the spot where the
main body fell were found nurner-
ous little balls of the same material,
varying from a shot to an ordinary
sized marble. They were perfect
Bpheres, and can be accounted for
j upon no other hypothesis than that
the rapid revolution of the liquid
maas in its descent threw off these
particles by centrifugal force. Parts
of the material have been subjected
to intense heat without the least im
pression being produced, and they
show unquestionable evidence of ig
neous action. A box of these frag
ments will be shipped to" the Smith
sonian Institute, and the remainder
are intended for the Purdue Agricul
An invArtinn tvliiVi fliroofona fr
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F interfere greatly with our commerce
is reported from Paris, and if it
proves a success it will probably have
the effect of causing an entire revolu
tion among the Southern planters.
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j making suaar by uniting into a coin-
pound its constituent atoms of carbon,
hydrogen and oxygen. The inven
tor, M. Jouglet, says that the cost of
production will be 50 cents per cwt.,
and he lias already so far succeeded
in establishing the utility of his in
Tention that a company of manufac
turers have been persuaded to pur
chase it from him for the compar
atively moderate sum of 8240,000.
What tho sugar planters and refiners
will do if this discovery turns out to
be as important as it promises, re
mains to be aeen; but there .is n-
doubt that if it is only partially suc
cessful strange developments may be
expected. The invention is said to
be very simple and one easily ex
plained, and endless quantities of
saccharine substances can, it is claim
ed, be manufactured by this new
process in so short a time and at so
small a cost as to preclude the pos
sibility of competition.
Nrw School Books. I, have just re
ceived ail the different kinds of New School
Books required to be used in thin State, that
can now be Jour.d in San Francisco. At-',
Slate pencils, Blotting pad, a good a -sortmr-nt
of Stationery, Drawing pan t-,
CARD BOARD, Perforated boa:d, Ink,
! (Carmine, Purple and Black). Likowi-c a
. new wtock of Crockery, Clocks and a hr g
' assortment of Lamp Chimneys, all of
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which wiii be sold cheap for cash.
I. "W. CASE.