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!i' . J- r if 1 VOL. 1. ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 14, 1876. NO. 39. She A d Uz gaiXg g&Xaxiuu. ISSUED EVERY EVENING, (undays Excopted). . fi. IRELAND, i : PUBLISHER, Monitor Building, Cass Street. Terms of Subscriptien: Swerved by Carrier, per week 25 Cents Sent by wail, three months S2 50 Sent by mail six months 4 00 .Sent by mail ono year. 7 00 Tree of Postage to tho Subscribers. 5T Advertisements inserted by tie year at the rate of SI 00 per square per month. Transient advertising, by tho day or week, fifty cents per square first insertion. Heading notices, in City Items column, five cents per line per day. No charge less than twenty-iivo cents. Cherries, apricots, and plums, .at the variety store of Job Ross. At the last election in Columbia county the caudle appendage of the Democratic party was severed. Williams, Blanchard&Co. are now the agents of the Pacific Mail Steam ship Company at San Francisco. Wells, largo & Co. will have another old horse sale in San Fran cisco on the 16th. The list makes two columns in the Alta. The schooner Enterprise, six days from Shoal water bay with 215 thousand feet of lumber from South Bend mills, arrived afc San Francisco on the 6th. The Wave Queen cleared yester day for Liverjjool, "with flour valued at 26,140, and salmon $93,420. She will probably sail to-morrow as she lias a crew on board. For the past three days we have had no rain at Astoria, and this long dry spell has caused people to come ou with their varnish bottles for a new supply of that article to keep their webs from cracking. Our informant was mistaken in placing the Midlothian, on. the list for Astoria. The British ship Bucking hamshire is on the way to Astoria from Sydney. The Mountain Laurel is also loading in Liverpool, with, a cargo for Astoria. The local reporter of the Oregon ian has our permission to take what ever items he chooses from these col umns, without credit. We prefer to have him do so. Then he will quit mixing the geography of this "lower region" so badly. North Bend is on Coos bay, South Bend is on Shoalwa rter bay. North is south anl south is aiorth. Keep that in your head, Bait We are pleased at all times to get -letters from the "country, but want nothing bearing upon personal or neighborhood dispute. Such things may be considered interesting by the participants, but are of no importance -to the public generally. If you can not speak well of your neighbors, bet ter remain silent. Scandal may be "good news" for blackmail journals Taut we want none of that style of lit erature for these columns. Business is to be suspended in :San Francisco from the 1st to the 5th iOf July inclusive, and also at some places in Oregon, will shingles be taken in and shops shut up for a -week. Here at Astoria, where mii Hionsof money is invested in busi ness which requires from 1200 to 1500 opratives, it would be idle to talk .about stopping work for a week to celebrate the Fourth, and we guess ithat Astorians are about as patriotic -as anybody else. According to reports from the Black Hills it would seem that the Indians can find the miners, if Gen eral Crook and the soldiers cannot find them. More people are leaving j each day than there arrivels during a week. John D. Yost, of the firm of H. S. Crocker Co., importing stationers and book and job printers, Sansome street San Francisco, came a passenger on the Ajax and will remain with As torians until the return of the steamer Saturday. Mr. Yost is the person who introduced the work of label printing on the Pacific coast. -George Sand and Michelet dead within a month! Both famous and voluminous writers, zealous friends of popular rights and beloved by the people; one a great woman, the other a great advocate of more considera tion for woman. The burial of Mich elet on the 18th ult., in Paris, was so imposing that it assumed the form of a national demonstration. Great au thors, eminent statesmen, delegates from numerous French cities and from foreign countries, and represen tatives of public institutions were present. Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and Roumania had their places in the procession. Among the speak ers at the grave was Laboulaye. George Sand not less devoted to the republican ideas than Michelet, and not less distinguished in the literarv world, was buried on Saturday at Na hant, and Ms furneral was still more imposing than that of Michelet. In digging the hole for a cis tern, at the corner of Mill and Com mercial streets, at Seattle, two or tliree feet beneath the surface saw dust was struck, and it came up as soft and fresh as though it had lain there not longer than a month. The gravel and earth on top was as hard as a McAdamized road. Correspondence on political sub jects ought to be handed in before election. CITY ITEMS. 9 All members of Astoria Fire Company No. 1, are requested to meet this evening at the Engine-house, as busi ness of importance has to be transacted. Hlr. Armstrong is taking about as nice pictures, at the Abtoria Gallery, as any gallery in the State. Give him a call. SN. Loeb has added a few feet to his store room on Main street, and has opened a new branch in connection with his trade. Groceries etc. .SHVIiss Belle Welch having re moved her stock of millinery goods to the house of her father, corner of Wall and Eighth Streets, invites ladies to call. The best assortment of hats and trim mings in the city. Orders from abroad promptly attended to. arMr. Charles Stevens at the city Book Store is offering special inducements to persons in want of articles in his line. He has a splendid stock, which he is closing out at cost, intending to quit the business. $&3 The young ladies and gentlemen of Axtoria have now the lone lelt want of evening amusement offerea to them an ex-professional actor offers to inblruct a select class the art of acting solely for the amusement afforded. Thoroiigh train ing asfurea io inose accepted all inter ested may address "Hamlet," at this nice. iThe June number of Samuel's West Shore has appeared and contains most excellent cute, representing the dif ferent gold medals ana the silver cup to be awarded at the Portland Centennial j celebration; and also an extensive gen eral programme of the exercises and tournaments to take place in that city during the week of jubilee. These en enrravings would be creditable to the best I publication in the country. A number of otiier very interesting illustrations, also appear in this number, besides descrip tive and other reading matter. Mr. Sam uel evinces much energy and comprehen sion in the management of the Wert Shore, and bueeew is well merited. TitI Table lor Astoria. (From tables of United States Coast Survey.) High Water. Low Water. Day. A. M. 1. M. A.M. V. M. in o ni m n i; n 2 4 4 iu io i.j 9 09 9TjO io si 12 3 M 4 551 10 52 la. 4 24 5 3" ....11 2o 11 3 J 14 5 Z 0 18 oo 12 0o 15 6 25 7 04 0 26 12 48 KJ 7 23 7 52 1 2M 1 35 17 8 33 8 44 2 3i 2 31 18. 9 44 9 48 3 44 3 28 Tho height is reckoned from tho level of av erage lowest water, to which tho soundings are given on tho Coast Survey charts. When the time in the a. m. column is followed by r it is afternoon, and when in the p. m. column by a it is forenoon. Shipping- Port of Astoria. CLEARANCES AND DEPARTURES. SAILKD Dawn bk,:tfO tons, for S.F. June 11. California, str 674 tons, Hayes, for Sitka, Jane 7. Rival, bk 290 tons, Adams, for S. F., June 7. ARRIVALS FROM SEA. o Ajax, str 1354 tons, Bolles, fm S F June 13. Sam G. Reed, sb, (56 tons, White, from Hongkong. April 13. Hera, sch 389 tons, Miller, fm S F June 13. Garibaldi, bk, 670 tons, Xoyes, from Hongkong, June 13. Gussie Telfair, str, 413 tons, Gardner, fm Paget SoundJune 12. Portland, bkt, 494 tons. Gage, fm S. F. June 3. Jane A. Falkinburg, bkt., 300 tons, Hubbard, fm Honolulu, May 2. Wave Queon. Br bk, 853 tons, Anderson, fm New castle.K S W., April 17. Caller Ou, Br. bk., 674 tons, Rea, f m Isl. Java. Apr 9. VESSELS ON THE WAY. o John L. Stephens, ss. 1995 tons, Mackie, f m San F June 17. Hazard, brig, 396 tons, Walker fm S. F. June 10. Oregonian, sch 274 tons, Pennell, fm SF. Orient, brig, 312 tons, Adarason, fm S. F. Sea Waif, brig, 273 tons, Smith, fm S F Tam O'Shanter, Bkt., 610 tons, Patterson, fm S. F June 8, Abby Cooper, bb fm South America. Assaye, 12S1 tons, Ritchie, fm Cardiff, via Rio. Bedfordshire bs 1155 tons, Warren, fm Cardiff. Buckingk&mshire Br sh. 1460 tons.Pain.fm Sydney. Corsica, bb 791 tons, Cusin, fm South America. Canoraa, 520 ts, Rosser. fm Glasgow via Honolulu. Clita, Br bkt. 519 tons, Whyte. fm Honolulu. Duart Bay, ship, 936 tons, fm Europe, via Austral ia and Shangai. Enid, Br bk., 496 tons, Renouf fm Port Chalmers. Edward James, Forbes, fui Hongkong. Forward, Br bk., 744 tons, Strachan, f m Hongkong. Gatherer, ship 1509 tons, Thompson, fm Liverpool. Hero of the Nile, Br bk 335 tons. Jyke, tm Mel- oourne, reozi. Mount-in Laurel, Br bk, 690 tons, Baxter fm Liver pool. Otto. Br bk 465 tons, Carter, fm Liverpool Oct 14 Robert Bright. Br. bk. 309 tons Hennings from Shields March 13. Trevelyan, Brbk 1042 tons, Edwards, fm Newcastle Woodside. Br bk, 700 tons Montgomery, 156 days from Table bay. June 1. FINANCE AJJ TRADE. Financial. Gold Bars 800 par. Gold in New York. 112J. Legal Tenders in Astoria 'buying 89; sell ing sw. Coin exchange on San Francisco per cen.t premium. Currency exchango on San Francisco Y per cent premium. Coin exchange on New York percent pre mium. Telegraphic transfers on New York 1 per cent, premium. Currency oxchangeoiNew York percent premium. Trade Dollars. 92 buying; 9394 sollim?; half dollar. 90 buying; XJ$n selling. San Francises Markets. Flour. Extra, $5 506 00. Wheat Shippers will give $170 for choice lots alongside vessels; millers are paying SI 75. Barley Light brewing, $1 20; choice, $137 feed. SI 201 25; Bright Chevalier, SI 40 14o. Kye-Sl 75. Oats S200&2 50. Potatoes Best Petaluma, Tomales and Humboldt SI 01 90. Hay S1319 for common to choice. Liverpool wheat market to-day y6d9g ld for average California; 9s 10d10s 5d for clu b. Astoria Market. Flour,OregonCity,AXX,$ bbl " Ex Family " Willamette superior," " Graham " Middlings. ton Corn Meal, IB cental 575 400 525 ($00 10 00 4 00 Ground Barley, titon 42004400 Bran & Shorts, 27 00WIK) Hay " 25 CO Onions, $ Bushel 250300 Potatoes, M 500 Butter, eastern, in tubs, $ lb 25 Choice roll " 27)435 Cheese, " 1925 Cured Meats, Hams. " 1517 Sides, " 1718 Shoulders, " - 1012 Breakfast Bacon " 1718 Smoked Beef, " 1415 Corned Beef ' 08 Corned Pork, " - 10 Lard, in tins and caddies" 1718:j Eggs, dozen 202i Chickens, " - 400507 Hides, Dry,$ 07 Tallow, " 78 Beef, " 56 Pork, 810 Mutton, " T Veal, " 56 Corn Beef. $ bbl 11 001300 Sheep, fi head - 2 503 50 Apples, green, 3 box 1 001 50 - Lry H 812K Peaches, " " V?A Coffee, green " 24S2 " prepared, Java, 3 3537K Rio. " 32H35 " Moco. $ lb 5.- 3537 Sugar, crushed, $ lb -... 14lo ,s powered, 8 ln17 ' Island, i lb H12 Telegraphic News. Synopsis of Press Dispatckee, The Cincinnati Convention. Blaine s Condition Considered Critical. Speaker Kerr in Great Dan ger. Funeaal of George Sand. Tone of the Eastern Press on the Cincinnati Con vention. Foolish Remark from Gen. Garfield. A Cincinnati dispatch of the 11th says about one half of the delegates are now here. The rest are expected to-morrow and Tuesday. J. W. Lo gan, Matt Carpenter, Governor Shep herd and several others earnestly op pose the nomination of Bristow. Far well is advocating the nomination of Wm. Wheeler of Illinois. The contest between the friends of Blaine and Conkling and of Bristow is fierce, and threatens to become irreconcilable, while between the friends of Bristow, Morton and Hayes there is the great est cordiality, and a tacit agreement that with the nomination of either, the others will be satisfied. The Conkling men are very busy scheming and they count on winning through a ! Combination. They are offering the second place to the friends of Hayes, but the latter refuse to take the bait. There was great excitement in the city on the receipt of the news ol Blaine's illness and speculation is rife as to where his strength will go in case his illness should prove serious. Washington dispatches of the 12th, are conflicting with respect to the health of ex-speaker Blaine. One dispatch reads as follews: A member of the House just from Blaine's residence report his symp toms decidedly unfavorable. Blaine has been for some time in a semi- unconscious state, but is now talking wildly, entirely out of his mind. He imagines he is still at church and calls on those around him to take him home. Later we have the fol- lewing: "Blaine has improved steadi ly all night, and slept well. But as the rest is necessary to-day, I have deemed it expedient to place a bar rier at the entrance of his house. He is now sleeping 10 A. M. Signed G.W. Pope." Ropes are placed across the streets leading to his residence, to prevent his being disturbed by passing vehicles, and men are sta tioned at the door who deny admit tance to all persons. The Blaine in vestigation has been postponed two weeks. Speaker Kerr is reported to be in great danger, and his voice is failing visibly. The investigation of charges against him resulted in a declaration of innocence. A Paris dispatch of the 11th, gives an account of the funeral of George Sand at Nahant on Saturday. The funeral was attended by thou sands of people, although a heavy rain prevailed. Prince Jerome Na poleon and Alexander Dumas were among the pall bearers. Paul Men rice read an eulogy written by Victor Hugo. In the House of Deputies on the tenth, two motions were made for the erection of a statue of George Sand, and urgency was. asked for them. The chamber refused to declare the mo tions urgent. Eastern journals of Monday are largely given to opinions and specu lations of correspondents at Cincin nati as to the names of the Republi can Presidential candidates. These are so full and contradictory on all- points that any attempt to summarize, classify or reconcile them would be impossble. Names are given of those bargaining for this and that candi date, by the active political agents of" the severaljcandidates. The Tribune thinks that Blaine is developing new strength ; the Times thinks he i weakening. All admit that Conk ling has great undeveloped strength. The Sun and Herald have gone so far as to believe the nomination is either his or the Great Unknown's. The Herald's Washington cor respondent gives the following re markable paragraph relative- to Blaines illness : " General 'Garfield who was among the earliest to call od the prostrate ex-speaker, said to the doctors during the consultation a& to the nature of his aliaments: 4Gentle men,, you can call it what you please, but it is a case of assassination u The- bark El wood Coopet which arrived at San Francieco last week from Sydney is commanded by Cap tain Lud'er Hopken, who will be re membered; as-the sole survivor of the brig Shelcroff, which left San Fran cisso June 22d, 1871, for Callao, lumber-laden, and became waterlogged. She had. on. board a crew and passengers-numbering sixteen all told, who" died one-by one from starvation and exhaustion- After 108 days drifting about,, she- was sighted by the steamer Moses Taylor from San Francisco to Honolulu who sent a boat on board and found in the forecastle a weak emaciated human being, the subject of this sketch, and the only soul saved out of the entire ship's company. The vessel had drifted about 2000 miles from the time of the accident until she-was boarded by the steamer. In some remarks made upon the Sandwich Islands Treaty last week, the mistake was made of considering wool as one of the articles to be ad mitted into the United States free of duty. 4tThe boot is on the other leg," by terms-of the Treaty, wool is to be admitted free of duty into the Sandwich Island? from the United States. However, the amount likely to be affected either way is so small that it would not disturb trade or production probably in either coun try. It may prove of benefit to our wool-growers to have the privilege of introducing their wool to the Ka nakas duty free although the tem perature of fcheir climate and the habits of the natives are not very likely to build up any considerable market for woolen clothing. Where a tappa cloth constitutes a full suit of military uniform, broadcloth is not likely to be manufactured orin;great demand. One of the roles of Mount Bol yoke Seminary, forbidding one -lady from introducing a gentleman to another lady, was neatly avoided the other day by a Bingharopton girl, who, when her father came with a trunk to her room while ber friend, a Miss Blank, was present, said : "Father, I am sorry I cannot intro duce you to my friend, Mis Blank, but the rules forbid iU "Yes," said father, shaking hands with the young lady; "-and I am sorry too." When wUl the Common Council order a tax if "necessary, to improve the cemetery grounds ? 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