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I. C. IREIiAXB Editor.
ASTORIA ., Jan. 17, 1874
Caleb Cusliing had been confirm
ed as Minister to Spain.
It is considered certain that Gen.
Crooks nomination will be confirmed.
Major Corn oyer, of Umatilla Res
ervation, has recently lost two chil
dren by death his sons Edmund
imd "Willie. His friends sympathize
with him in so great a bcreavment.
The Democratic State Central
Committee is to meet in Portland, on
Thursday, the 22d, for the purpose of
designating the time and manner of
holding a Democratic State Conven
tion. The proposed Continental Eail--vay
is almost an air line from New
York to Omaha. It starts from Jer
sey City, reaching Omaha by a bee
line of the Chicago Rock Island and
Burlington railways. The road nev
er goes out of its way to reach a town
Tom Scott says "the Northern
Pacific Railroad Company don't
want any more British gold ; that
the country will produce all that is
31 ceded, and when the road goes
through Montana the mines thus
opened will produce more than we
Secretary Pish denies that his
son-in-law, Mr. "Webster, who is the
Spanish Attornejr in New York, and
who held this position two years be
fore Mr. Fish succeeded to the port
folio of the State Department, has
ever communicated with him on the
subject of Spanish relations.
Making San Francisco simply a
port of call on the voyage from
Hongkong to Panama, is a serious
blow to that port, and withdraws
large patronage from the overland
railroads, and transfers the same to
the Panama railroads. The entire
mercantile community of San Fran
cisco are chagrined and disgusted at
the policy announced by the Com
pany. Mr. Daniel D. Tompkins Moore,
publisher of Moore's Rural New
Yorker, lias failed, and his Weekly
has gone into the hands of a Receiv
er. Mr. Moore is well known as a
veteran publisher, and has many
friends throughout the country. He
was wrecked by too much confidence
in New York speculators, with whom
lie had been trying to exist for some
six years past.
The Baker City Herald says: It
is estimated that there has been
something like a ton of prospect rock
pounded up in this city during the
past two or three weeks. All the
old pots and kettles in the country
have been brought into requisition.
It is said that one fellow got "quartz
on the brain" so bad that he sat up
till 10 o'clock at night, engaged in
pounding a sage brush root through
mistake, of course. The excitement
has been up to fever heat.
A Chicago dispatch of the 8th
says: ."The telegraphic situation is
not changed for the better this morn
ing, and there is scarcely ja, possibjli
ty of getting anything through from
the East before io-nigM, if evan
then. A few dispatches got through
.at an early hour this morning, but
they came via Richmond, a.,
through the Carolinas, through At
lanta, Louisville and Cincinnati, The
storm appears to extei4 from the
Lakes on the north, Tennessee on the
south, And ho.w fiir sasjt sannot bje
Senator Kelly of Oregon, has iiv
troduced a bilj. in the Senate to da
;mte the SteiJacoom Milj,tary Reseii
vation to Vaslingtoi Territory, for
the use of Mie insane-; iiiso, a bill to
authorize Thurston county, AVasljing
t jji Territory, to issue bonds far the
construction of a ijailroal from Burr
rard Tnlet, Puget Sound, to .intersect i
iho .Northern Pacific Railroad ,at
Tcuijno. Referred to t,he Co;n mitt.ee
on Territories. .
THE TJBODEF TUSTICESHIP.
A "Washington dispatch of 4he 8th
has this : The message of the Presi
dent to the Senate, withdrawing the
nomination of George H. "Williams
as Chief Justice, states that it is done
at liis own request. "Williams re
mains in office as Attorney-General,
and the nomination of Col. Bristow
for that position, is, in another brief
message, consequently withdrawn.
Following is the letter of Attorney
General "Williams requesting the
withdrawal of his nomination : " Sir :
You were kind enough, without my
solicitation or any knowledge on my
part that you contemplated any such
thing, to nominate me for Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of the
United States. Since that time the
flood gates of calumny in all di
rections have been opened upon me,
my abilities have been disparaged,
my integrity brought in question,
and as it seems to me that the stage
of public opinion, adverse to my ap
pointment, has been reached which
might hereafter embarrass your ad
ministration and perhaps impair my
usefulness upon the bench; with a
perfect consciousness that I have per
formed with clean hands and upright
purpose all the duties of the various
public offices to which I have been
called, and trusting to time and to a
just public mind when better inform
ed for my vindication, I respecfully
ask you to withdraw my nomination."
Another dispatch says : The Pres
ident nominated Caleb Cushing to be
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
of the United States. It is probable
a stormy debate will take place on the
confirmation, as his nomination does
not give satisfaction to the politicians
Later dispatches inform us that
"There is bitter opposition to the
confirmation of Cushing. Common
objections are urged only on political
grounds. The chances are in favor of
his confirmation. The New York
Times denounces him as devoid of
any political principles." "Williams
was denounced for not being "devoid
of any fixed principles," Cushing is
denounced, for being the opposite.
This illustrates a very curious state
of affairs in "Washington. "What has
the Chief Justice of Supreme Court
of the United States to do with poli
tics. Has it come to this that only
the "politicians" are to have a voice
in the affairs of this government
are the people to be no longer re
garded as anything more than tools
in the hands of politicians? Verily
there is need for political reformation
in the land.
Nesmith is pushing the bill for a
breakwater at Port Orford.
The case of pneumonia ambol
ism in East Portland, is improving.
Colonel George B. Curry and
family, who have resided in Yamhill
for some jears, have removed to
The Oregqn Iron "Works are to
be resold, as Smith Bros., former pur
chasers at $40,000, will not take the
property, not being satisfied with the
Einstein Bros., boot and shoe
manufactures, of Battery street, pro
pose opening the largest factory in
their trade on this coast. They have
acquired a lot on Hayes street, be
tween Polk and Van Ness, 136x355,
fliul on a portion of this, 00x120, they
ire About fo erect a three-story build
ing, substantially finished and equip
ped with modern improvements and
appliances. Detached from the main
building wjll 1 a small .structure for
an .engine, w&icji is to supply power
for the machinery, The total cost
wi.U & About $40,000, - Tljc flrin an
ticipates that it will employ from five
io seven hundred persons, o whom
a- large number will bu white men,
women, tand children. Ab.out four
hundred persons are now employed
on he lipppr fioor of the Siantic
B.uiidlnjg, Ki'J.ay street, and of these
one hundred and fifty are Chinese..
Einstein Bros., use the McKay sew?
ins machine, and they have a patent
in .operation which materially lessens
the consumption of material in the
cutting o uppers for ladies' boots,
r Ex-Sheriff Brennan, of New
York City, has been sentenced to
thirty days imprisonment in the jail
for contempt of Court, in allowing
Genet to escape.
The Chief of Engineer's Bureau re
ports against McFadden's bill for the
construction of a Military road from
"Wallula to Seattle, which inevitably
kills the project.
This is the way the subject is
broached in Lowell, Massachusetts :
"There are rumors that J. Buttrick,
easier of the Wansutta National
Bank, has a discrepancy of $50,000 in
The Democratic Convention of
New Hampshire nominated J. A.
"Weston for Governor, denounced the
present Administration roundly, call
ed for a repeal of the salary act, de
nounced all kinds of monopolies,
declared in favor of State rights,
offered adhesion to the Baltimore
platform of 1S72, and adjourned sine
It is understood that the Texas
Pacific Pail road Company will ask
for no subsidy m money or bonds to
aid its road, but will "seek to have
some way provided by which the
interests on its bonds, to extend to
the amount of 40,000 per mile, may
be gauranteed, so as to permit nego
tiations in Europe without a ruinous
The Salem Express now runs to
Strenuous efforts are making to
smother, in the Pacific Railroad
Committee, LuttelPs inquiry into the
Central Pacific contract and Finance
Rumor hath it that Attorney-General
Williams will be nominated to
the Spanish Mission, in case Caleb
Cushing be confirmed asChief Jus
tice of the Supreme Court.
At last, after a protracted siege and
a stubborn defense, Cartagena has
fallen. This is the most important
victory yet achieved by the Spanish
Government over the Carlists, and
this comes only after the Government
itself appears to have ceased to exist
except in a provisional and precarious
Senator Mitchell's bill annrnnrintfs
$50,000 for the purchase of materiel
and apparatus for a private assay of
fice in Portland, Oregon, and the
appointment of the necessary officers
for the establishment of a Govern
ment assay office.
The claims against the firm of Jay
Cooke c0 Co., bankrupts, are found to
amount to over $9,000,000. There is
also published a partial schedule of
the debts due them, and of the prop
erty of the firm and its members.
This is not summed up yet, so that the
total of their assets cannot be stated.
Dwinnell & Perkins, of Powder
River Valley, during the past season
threshed the following amount of
grain : oats, 41,893 bushels, wheat,
3.345 bushels, barley, 12,019 bushels,
The above was about half the grain
raised the past season, and there was
less wheat, in proportion, than of
any other kind, from the fact that
there is no market for wheat. All
that is raised is for home consump
tion. Houghton's bill on the Chinese
question provides for the appoint
ment by the President and confir
mation by the Senate of three com
missioners, whose duty it shall be to
collect and report to Congress all
available information relative to the
condition of the Chinese of the United
States, and the effect of their pres
ence on the white labor of the coun
try. Authoritative data thus obtain
ed will, Houghton believes, facilitate
procuring such Federal action as may
be found necessary.
The Statesman has this from Sil
verton: No tidings have yet come to
hand of S. Greathouse, the man who
so mysteriously disappeared from
here on the evening of the 2d in
stant. The prevailing opinion now
is that he was murdered. To-dav a
meeting of the citizens was held and
"W. R. Dunbar, H. D. Mount, T. R.
Hibbard, Jennings Smith and John
Morely were appointed a committee
to take charge of a'nd prosecute the
search for the missing man. The
country round about, under the di
rection of the committee, is being
thoroughly searched, but so far noth
ing has been found.
The Stickeen gold mine fever
shows no abatement, but, on the con
trary, is growing more contagious,
.and it is thought that the rush thith
er will be immense as soon as the
weather settles. About 200 miners
are awaiting the return of the steam
er California to that point to start for
port "Wrangle, and thence for the
mines, and about 125 are now at
Back's bar, awaiting the opening of
Spring. Two well l:nown gentlemen
of Porrl,aiiJ. have purchased the
steamer Shoo Fly, and will immedi
ately commence buijding another
Steampr of light draught for use on
the Stickeen river. Everything in
dicates lively tim.es in thaj; -regfon
.during the present year,
Teaming to Order.
THE UNDERSIGNED WISHES TO IN
form the Public of Astoria and surround
ing country that ho is now prepared with a
good team to attend to all kinds of hauling in
AS- Office at II. B. Parker's Store, or at
Stables on Chomoquo Street,
THE TAX-PAYERS OE SCHOOL Dis
trict No. 1, Clatsop County, Oregon, aro
hereby notified that the
Taxes for the First Term of the Present
School Year are Now Due.
All Tinrsnns infnrnafnri nm ,nnni.u,i -w r.r...
. Tj r "-;-. M M lWllllUOlH IU I'll-J
mu Ban u immuuiaieijj ana savo costs, liy
order ot the Board of Directors.
J 10tf J. G. HUSTLER, Clerk.
THE ASTORIA FARMERS' COMPANY
is now ready to store
Jllieat and other JPHODJJCE!
AT THEIR NEW WAREHOUSE. Usual
lates charged. S. D. ADAIR, Secretary.
Astoria, Dec. 4th, lS7o. d4tf
THE UNDERSIGNED IS PREPARED
to furnish, from the Vancouver Nursery
of S. W. Drown,
Actually one of the Best Nurseries on the
All kinds of Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees,
Vines, Berry Shrubs, etc., etc., at Reduced
(Catalogue) Prices. Orders may bo left at the
Astokian Office. A. H. SALE, .
J10 tf Astoria, Oregon.
JACKIE'S & Co.,
Corner of jVtnin and Jefferson Streets,
"TVEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF STOVES,
Tin and Sheet Iron Ware!
S Jobbing, of every style, done to
qrdcr. Give us atrial. j6tf
CHIANK FABRE, at the Contral Market,
L Portland, lias Onl:irrnrl liia PlH.'!.1!?!? oll
and added such improvements as will enable
him to nrovido Rn5miros witli tTin knuf ;, i,
Market. Partios furnished with Hot Coffee on
short notice. Give tho Central Market Coffoo
btand a trial- ocltf
O'CONNOR & MALARKEY HAVE Re
moved to SO Front street, corner of Wash
ington, Portland, where, with increased facili
ties, we shall ondeavor to retain our old cus
tomers and obtain new ones bv soiling goods
that aro reliable, and full valuo for tho money
asked. Wholesale and retail Grocers, Ship
Stores, foreign and domestic Fruits, Garden
and Grafs Seeds. JOHN O'CONNOR,
ai , t DAN. J. MALARKEY.
Portland, Jan. 1, 1S74. tf
The NW Market.
CITY MARKET COFFEE STAND. You
aro wanted to call and try our Coffee,
Chocolate, and Tea. Wo can provido you with
Soups, Moats, Poultry, Gamo, Fish, etc,
JlOtf M. H. SHEPPARD.
SparMing Oregon Cider.
HARRINGTON'S SPARKLING Oregon
Cider, is now ready and forsalo by
D. F. HARRINGTON,
Sixth st., between D and E strcots,
JlOtf Portland, Oregon.
Universal Spring Bed.
ALL YE WHO WANT REST, BUY THE
Universal Spring Bed. Best in tho State.
Pnco only Ten Dollars. Can bo packed in
small space, and weighs out 23 pounds. Every
Bed warranted, and kopt in repair for throe
years. H. B. MORRILL, Manufacturer,
JlOtf 102 First St., Portland.
Self Acting Rubbers and Overshoes
AN ARTICLE LONG NEEDED BY THE
Public, havo just boon receivod from tho
Last by George A. Peaso & Co., cor. Morrison
and lirst streets, Portland, tho only place on
the Coast that havo them. Call and seo them,
and you will be suro to purchase, as thov aro
so handy, and choapor than ordinarv shoes.
Jb ull satisfaction guaranteed on all goods.
GEO. A. PEASE & CO?.
J10" Pacific Boot and Shoo Store.
N INSTITUTION OF REAL MERIT,
. InStrUCtlVO. AmilSlTlfr "Prifni-toSnnr. Tl.
place to visit, of all others. Open from 9 a. m.
to 10 i. m., 2o cents admission.
T. A. Worm Prnn.;nn
Jltf First and Ash s.t.. PnrHnnrl
FRED. MILLER BULLETIN BUILD-
. in" Pnrnjiml. HnnL-.lKn,ln tj i..i:
and Blank-Book Manufacturer. Binding dono
in ovcry stylo. Tho place to got your County
ltecords. All work receives my personal at
tention. Orders solicited. jiutf
Oregon Livery and Hack Stables.
FINEST STOCK IN THE CITY, HORSES
JL Bought and bold and Boarded, at Reason
able ratos. Hacks on call, day and night
;mr n rAfc.G0DA1M Proprietor,
JlOtf Cor Morrison and 2d sts, Portland.
J. IVFCRAKEN & Co.,
Importers, Shipping, Commission and
14 and IB North Front St,, PORTLAasKDEGON.
A GENTS FOR GILROY'S DUNDEE Bags
XJl and Bagging; McMurray's Case Goods;
Uswego Ivingsford Starch; Hunnewell's Spices
and Cream Tartar; Gross & Co.'s Soap and
Candle; Ropes & Co.'s Candles; Crytalino Oil,
etc., etc. jiotf
o. 8 Front st., Central Block, Portland,
Dealers in General Merchandise,
HAVE DH HIND. AXD offer for sale,-'
nnit Uil nAnUi Grain Bags, Wool Bags, Burlaps
Nanaimo COAL, Etc., Etc.
r-B. Wo pay tho highest market pricos for
ool, Hides, Deer Skins and Furs. jlOtf
GOODS FOR THE SEASON
i REMCTM ill Prices !
Selling Less than Cost
TIE ENTIRE STOCK!
A Wvf-W 0rTIE LATE GEORGE
JIX. bUiUiUEhfc, deceased, Astoria Oregon,
HAS TO BE SOLD;
And in order to settle up the affairs of the -tatc
the undersigned, administrator, is now
ottering tho entire line, embracing a verv de
sirable quality of goods at prices below actual
BSTCall and Examino for Yourselves.TTa
ifir All persons having bills against tho es
tate will please present tho same, with proper
vouchers for payment. And all persons owing
the estate will pleaso coma forward and settle,
or mako arrangements to settlo tho same, and
save costs. c. S. WRIGHT,
Estnblislietl in Astoria in 1S9.
NEW GOODS. CHEAP GOODS.
A. VAH DUSEN,
"Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Corner of Main and Chenamus stroots,
TS NOW GFFERTNfJ VCm satyr nvp yd
A tho largest and most complete assortment
of General Merchandise over before brought
to tho country, and.to buyers
For Cash will offer k Most Flattering Inducements
In tho lino of
HATS, AND CAPS,
ROOTS AND SHOES
LADIES' DRESS GOODS,
A Coanplctc Stock of Every Article,
TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.
BSTGivo mo a call, and bo convinced thort
my goods are of tho best quality, and as cheap
as can bo bought of any houso in tho State.
A. VAN DUSEN.
Headquarters ! Headquarters !
Chenamus Street, Abtoria, Oregon,
Wholesalo and Retail Doaler in
Dry foods, Clothing. Groceries, Provisions, Notions,
And General Merchandise,
HATS AND CAPS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
BLANKETS, FLANNELS, &c.r
"Which is being ofToied
Clieap FOR CASH or PRODUCE I
g. All the New School Books, that can
be had, and a great variety of Stationery
jiibt received. jyi tf
Millinery and Fancy Goods.
"WE WISH TO CALL THE A'lTENTlO
1 T of the Ladies of Astoria and TicinJty to
our now stock of
Millinery and Fancy Goods I
Which we offer at reasonablo pricea. Ladies
living at a distanco, favoring us with their or
ders, will find them promptly attended to.
Miss H.M. MORRISON, Propr.
Main street, Astoria, Oregon. s2S
Fishel & Roberts,
Corner Eir&t and "Washington Streets,
THE BEST VALVE
FOR THE LEAST MONEY.
"V .' r