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jhtor'um Jjuildiiujj Cu Street
toj7?js of Subscription :
Carved Uy Csrrior, per week .-" Cents
funt 13 mm!, four months i4 W
Sent by nmil, cue year. - U 00
I'l'oe f Fuatutjc to sjuhribci?.
V&r Adcerh-cir.ents inpertod by the year at
ihe rate of si -V) pur ciiuarc per month.
TrjuiMcntadvertie'ii!:, by the d:iv or xvecl;.
Gfty cents- per ?.iuarcfr each insertion.
To City Subscribers.
There arc such frciucnt cbanpc? in the resi
dence of oiireity patrons that ue slix'l feci
oi!i'-'ed to any who nwk' s:ch change if they
ill rciKrt the same to Ihi-utticc. Utlienvi-e
ivo ?hall not he respfinihle for failures of the
carrier to deliver the jwiper pivntptly and
regularly to them.
Passed. The hill conferring juris
diction oji the District Court for Pacific
count v was amnded in 'ouncil. the
aisn'inlments concurred in, and the bill
passed on the Slh. j M. Severn, and their better halves who
- j reiurned from their camping expedition
It Si.iti;ej:etii. The Sunday Wei- j late on Wednesday evening with luii
comeof tleTLh calls our attention loan eheon baskets empty, but fish baskets
article from The Dalle Mountaineer I full,
-which was rcpublishe- .. 1 indorsed by ---
Tin-: 'AsTwinxx nearly a w-ck befoiv j '-veer City. The Mountain Senti
ahc Welcome -a-m to1 -id. If roi)alsay.s: "We paid Dakcr city a Hying
Earj-Hih wishes to load as lemons 1- ' visit during the early part of the week,
ishuuWgct his sbot in ahead jf the tha, and felt pleased to note the bustling
c business prosperity that presented itself
Tm: Price of Wheat. Wheat i on everv hand. Dacr&Dloeh were re-
-ougiit to he one dollar and fifty cents per , cehing very heavy shipments of general
bushel all over ihe. Wallamet valley. ! merchandise, 11 eilner it Co. are doing
San Francisco pays from .?-Jto $'2 'Si per ' nil in their power to nt their new store
centra. A cental of wheat is a bushel ; completed, and Dambcrgcr & Frank are
and iwo-thirds of a bushel. Wheat ' laying in a stock of goods more exten
afloat at Astoria is always worth as si ve than ever before. Jolly Jo Lachner,
much as wheat afloat at San Francisco. 0f the Itailroad Douse, Manaudas, of the
"" " j Cosmopolitan, Mrs. Farhart of the Cen-
Oej-oox Sweet Potatoes.-M.t- Ger. tral restaurant, and Ireland of the
Ml Prior, says the Phundealen, fcas this j Western, aU seemed to he doing well, as
seasca. raised oyer one hunted bushels their bouses were crowded to their ut
of sweet potatoes on hi- place a few most capacity. Jim Yjrtue satcompla
wiles south of Kosebnrg, uid the croj ' ceiiUy belijjid hi.s cumiir and frequent
promises to be a profitable one; ccjuaj in v arosc to nXStt llis experienced eve over
ssizc to the average potatoes iiuporUnJ to a lew of 0Jd dust. Draltain was
this place, and in flavor much better. lr. ' rllsi,ju aroului j .search of some un
3'rior thinks they will do much better ni0Wn person who had -utility orders to
;iftcr they become acclimated, but con-1 Si.u ata f;ur discount; Shcp was busy
aiders the present crop a fair average kicking type in the Bedrock; Weller
with other states. j j.;l(1 on a nk.e ck.an ai,roI1 . llu k.ai fra
Gbant County Steak. The
C'oiuity Times says: "Hunter
vine proi.ose srocicing jiarney vanev
'4i ,- i i r .,, m -
with 3.i,oo ) head of cat! e. 'lhev are'
now trying an experiment, viz: that ofj
shippim: beeves from Winnemucca to
Chieitgo-cUidXew York in refrigerator
ars,ul if J-ueexeriment proves sati -
laeiory neniioiiieoh Re.,us can can ior
anoUier one of .those C.rant ounty
steaks. The .southern portion of this .
bounty is especially do)ng a heavy busi
ness in .stock.'
Tininr TjiorsAND Di-shei.s Lo.st. i
A gentleman from King's Yallev. re-
jiorts to the Albany Democi-at that the-
i P . . ,, , ,. , ,
loss of grain in that local it v has Jjeen
terrible. Tlteir croj) was estimated at
-0.000 bushels, and alout :w.ooo of tliis is
still standing; Most of the wheaf was
)f the celebrated hazel club variety, the !
.veiy be-st foi flouring purposes. The .
stalk of this varietv is so strong that the '.
r. .'i.m - 'V .tiin ".-
rain cannot soften it enough to allow the
head to hang down, and the consequence
is that tliegiwnhas become wet through
ami nas sproytea ami is now growing
jiicely. During the few warm days they !
ihiic :tiifl1rf1 fwim tho r:nii
had last week somcof the Chili dub was ' """ -iV"1 --" " - i- -
. i if t.o - -,.,1, o i:i.f ii- i,of .i- 1-swl snirror. in whicn is refleetevl with
saved. It has such a light stock Xlmt ;is . , ..
., i , t i ,...,i l wonderful distinctness every tree, and
a-oon as it became, damp the head would ! . , , , -4 , , -
, , 11.1 rock ana shrub on its banks. The river
iiangd(wnwail, and the kernels were.. ... , ,
, ia- jjuiitum -.u win uuiuiiiiiv; eyes, aim
xetiiei: PoiXT.-The following sen-! hrh'& fresh Pjaenlations from our lips,
tejice, from the Walla Walla Union. I tm adjectives fail us, and we can but sit
.ought to furnish thc Sunday Beporter ' in adiratUm too deep for utterance."
and Commercial Welcome .man with "
another point against the opening of the I The lvGpate of the "dollar of
Columbia river. The Union says: "The our fathers" have missed the oppor
past season demonstrated the fact that ttmity of noting the advantages of
the is not anywhere near enough farm silver revealed by the recent robbery
machinery in me comurj to put m ami
hipin:Bro. Farrish. A country that
did n't prepare for harvesting one year
is n't likely to raise anything next year,
or words to that effect will do, to eorres-
lKr.d with your idea that a river that is
navigable for 1,000 boats, ought not to be
i-i tw.,. ;- k-. :.., -n
opened because there is less tnan o)
hoats upon it now. See Cascade canal
jirgumeiits in your" late Hies.
harvest the crops this country does pro- n .
clnce, to say nothing of its capabilities.' Government ha
IIJ Ii ' I f i
It will he seen by reference to our
amusements column that Emerson's
celebrated troupe are to appear at Lib
erty hall. They come in a good lime,
nearly every-other man in town has got
the blues, and Emerson's just the band
to cure that sort of feeling. Give them
a rousing reception.
Ajmii vei. Santa Cruz, yesterday.
De: To-Day. The Elder and Oriza
ba, from .San Francisco. '
Sa i r.i:i) Yeste i: i ay. Chester
Ancon, for San Francisco.
Powder, ammun'tion and oil, made
up tJie cargo of the Santa Cruz.
Doth steamers Orizaba and Chester
yesterday were plum full of cargo.
The Canby will leave for Tillamook
I to-day, bar and weather permitting.
The new schooner built by Mr.
Wheeler has been named Alice. She
registers 'Si tons.
At breakfast yesterday we enjoyed
a line meal of fresh brook trout, caught
in the classic .streams near this city the
day previous by Mr. A. J. Megler. Dr. I.
ffrnitv were ;nm:iv:mt lv full uf liiisiius; I
-.' -- ..i-1-... ........ ..... .. ... -. ,
ouite a unmber of the bovs were full of
. , , 1lio.tnti' of nfTni
., . T ,
we seen them in Daker
The Keautiks or the Coli'mhia.
, pora )annore, in a lctlcr to thc San
Fram..0 Mirron says of thc Seenery
j;llojlir 11fJ ColumWa rlwr: .a wish L
couj(1 wkl e anl er
fllI, 1Ila!fI1ificent aslll ,lk.tim
of theencry through w!
do justice to
hich we are
passing. JJut it is impossible to present
by such feeble means, any idea of the
! inimitable lovlines.s of this glorious
river, and its beautiful wooded banksf
witti tlti.iv iiiior1)ililv lilomli'fl fnli:i"irif
, , . . ,, , , , .. ,
'dark green pines m the back-ground.
and delicately-tinted leaves of a paler
green, in the fore-ground: wliile far
away, lifting their hoary 'heads above
.1, ,w,,. ..I...,,! . ,.. 4l.,v ,.,..,. ,.,.,1-l.n.l
summits of Mouwts St. Helens, Uanier,
and lastly, glorious, majestic Mount
Hood, The contract of these .snowy
crests witli the surrounding sea of bil-
; qw y u iudjsuribab
, 1 -Q ty nuiiM
picture to tne jurrors numerous read
ers, the marvelous beautv of the surface
; on the Ullion pacigc pv0a(L The
d htindreds of thou
:., :i.... i ii.
wi uwuua m . u,iia uu uie
train, which the robbers contemptuous-
ly refused to touch, not having a, train
0f ox-wagons to haul it away with.
Had it been gold the Government
.,, ,,,!. 1
would be out tust that much. Score
01ie for t)Q .silver dollar; it is. b;rgtor-
ir ii inmuitH, u UV1 llllll 1 C L'.llS
Friday Morniing, October 12, 1877.
new art taught arid pictures
the most beautiful style, also
f fancv and ornamental work
, Mrs. L. J3. Comstock. See
the heantifnl pictures at the
w here j ou can learn terms and
classes. Ureters taKen by M.
If vou wan
oiiinv n ?ood lniir?h.
go to ("ornart's. :
out, They all Do
gejttlie latest book
tten by the Dan-
burv News man.
Dr. and Mrs. fvinsey ar-preparwl
to accommodate a few boarders, at their
liouse on Water street. T
Choice new sets of croaker y. very
unique and novel; also the selj-rightfng
sjittoon." that always keeps upright,
just received and selling aminces to
suit the times, at 1. W. Case's.fc
Picture frames, and brackets at
Adler's. Silver, gold, and colored card
board, at Adler's. Finest assm'tment of
Papcliers, at Adler's. Musical instru
ment, at Adler's. "That Husband of
Mine." at Adler's. '-The Dance of Death'
at Adler s "They all do it. at idler's.
Hoard and lodging can be had at
M'rs. Munson's at reasonable rates.
The best cooking apples And pears
in the city are to be found at tozorth's.
who also 'keeps a full stock of fresh veg
etables constantly on hand at the lowest
prices. Call and'be convinced.
You can always get fresh oysters
in every style and at all hours, day or
night, at Hit Central Coffee Saloon. Con
conilv street, between Denton and La
fayette. Astoria Liouor Store. II. Marx &
Co., proprietors. Sole agents for-Charles
liebstoek & Co.. St. Louis. Mo. Ameri
ca's finest Stonewall whisky. Snow Hill
tire. Cooper whisky. For sale by all gen
eral dealers and saloon keepers. Depot
and Bramh House of Marx & Jorgen
sen, Portland, Oregon.
jry goods, millinery and notions
cheap for thirty days at the Bee Hive.
The Dance of Life, an answer to
Uk' Dance of Death, at the Circulating
Dr. F. P. 11 icks. dentist, rooms in
Dr. Welch's building, on Squenioqha
street, offers his services to the public of
Peter Kuney is still in tiic market
with all kinds of 'building materials in
his line. Has just received iuij.000 lath,
JLOoo bushels of sand, and a large stock
of first ouality of brick, at his warehouse
foot of Dei.iton street.
The ''Dance of Life,'' an answer
to the Dance of Death, by Mrs. J. M.
Dowers. For sak' at the City Dook Store.
Board and lodging by the day or
week at the Astoria Beer Hall, Main
street, Astoria. Peter Daviscourt, pro
prietor. Have vou seen the Bismarc stove V
X ." Then call at once to-day, upon L.
1. Kichman & Co.
...Fresh oysters in every style at
.The "Sunn v Hearth' is what you
,i..t 4..i. .-,.,,, ,,';,..., ..n;...
itdjii Jtj riii Lltll iiiiuv..
Call on L.
P- Kichman fc Co. and see it.
...Mrs. Dr. Burr, Homeopathic phy
sician, has removed to her new residence
four doors from Liberty hall.
White wire goods in every style,
at L. P. Bichnian Sz Co's.
Dr. B. B. Freeland has located per
manently in Astoria for the practice of
dentistry. Office in Shuster's building,
on Cass 'street, next door to Tile Asto
JEB-Photographs! The'latcsfc styles
taken at Shuster's new gallery, Cass t.,
next to the Astorian office.
gi"" For clean towels, sharp razors,
and an ca.-y shave, go to Gillespie at Par
ker House Uatiis. Hair cutting, sham
poon'mg, and dyeing.
&"Little Van lias reestablished
hiinseif :u the old corner, refreshed by his
late journey to the Atlantic slates, and
will a formerly attend to all orders in his
line as general jobber.
AXOT11EK VICTORY OAIXED IX FA-
rui: of specie payjixxts.
After this date, coin will be used for
change, and tickets dispensed with; all
drinks and cigars five and ten cents, at
the Chicago House, Main street, Astoria.
Astoria, Oct. ?. 177.
For Glassware, Crockery. Powder and
Shot. Gun Wads, Percussion Caps. in
fact everything that is useful as well as
ornamental, go to .1. W. ("earhart, who
sells cheap for cash. Goods delivered
free of charge.
Canary Birds. for sale at Gilles
pie', Pancer houte baths. '
Ship-master's Beapixc; Boom. Mr.
Peter Wilhelm has permanently fitted
up a ship-master's reading room in con
nection with the Gem saloon in Astoria.
The latest shipping papers and home
ward and outward bound shipping lists
are kept on file. Telegraph olllc-e next
The atmosphere of Oregon is pure and
cheerful, warm and balmy; life is longor,
health is better and more enjoyable, when
the ordinary layr of such are attended to,
than in any state in'ths IJn.on, or in nry
cjuntry in Europe,
Some Curious Pacts About a Very
The Indians Supposed to Ilnvo Kill
ed oir the Aztecs to Make Itoom
Del jSTorte, Col., Sept. 30, 1877.
About ten miles below or south of the
Ute Reservation, on the Rio Las Ani
mas river, are some of the most exten
sive and interesting ruins of the Aztec
people. The indications are that there
was at one time in the lower Animas
valley a population of at least a hun
dred thousand industrious and intelli
gent people. Buildings of stone, cov
ering acres of land, are now partially
standing, and, as far as the Indians
are concerned, they know notliing of
the origin of the Aztecs or of the time
when these buildings were occupied.
The larger buildings are of stone, and
the material clearly shows the marks
of some hard instrument used in dress
ing. Even the hardest bowlders from
the washed gravel have been made to
do service after having been broken.
They are nicely and smoothly faced to
lay in the walls, and some of them are
so hard that steel tools will hardly cut
them. Small tools, that are supposed
to be hardened copper, are found oc
casionally in these ruins. One party
found a good sized trowel made of flint
stone, and it was highly polished on
the bottom, but was thick through.
He had the misfortune to let it lie
where an Indian could get his hands
on it, and it vamoosed. The lower
story walls are faced on the outside
and inside, and filled in just as a ma
son of the present day would build,
and they are tliree and a half feet
thick; the next story is three feet
thick and the upper or third story is
about two feet thick. The timbers
are most all of red or yellow cedar and
short, split cedar sticks are placed so
as to form a flooring, which is coated
with a kind of adobe about three in
ches thick; and this forms the floor.
The timbers of the lower floor of the
third story extend about four feet
through the walls, and have formed at
some time a promenade, or, perhaps,
a place tor archers to defend their
homes. The entrances are universally
from the top, and between some rooms
they are placed about equal distances
from the floor and ceiling. The tops
are not arched, but are supported by
small cedar sticks, and they are held
in place by some kind of bark strings,
some of which are now perfect. Sand
stone is considerably used in the con
struction, and the country abounds in
that kind of stone, though there is no
stratified sandstone within three miles
of this principal city, and the supply
is limited here. The chances are that
the bulk of material was brought from
six to ten miles. The timbers in a few
of the rooms, where they are not
filled by the falling walls and dirt, are
in a fair state of preservation, and a
few are perfectly sound; but the main
buildings show that fire has done most
of the work of destruction, aided by
the storms of a thousand years. One
room is neatly whitewashed, and on
the supports of the upper floor is the
mark of a small hand in whitewash,
possibly a woman who was standing
on something, when, afraid of falling,
she caught hold of the beam to save
herself, and left a perfect print of the
hand. It is as perfect as the day it
One thing peculiar about ohe of the
main buildings is the size of the
rooms, and they all appear to be of the
same dimensions in the northern build
ing; they are six feet wide, eight feet
high and fourteen feet long. But in
the other large building they are not
of uniform size, and many are from
fourteen to twenty feet s ptare, or of
There are but few in-
scriptions to be found. Outside of the
main buildings the ruins show to me
that the houses are built mostly of
bowlders and built circular, and in
front of the north building is a long
heap of dirt that was probably one
day a wall of defense. At each of the
large buildings are walls of circular
buildings, about twenty feet in diame
ter, and they were evidently places of
worslup. Remains of buildings and
pottery are scattered around, and there
are circles enclosed by buildings that
were probably used for corrals for the
herds of sheep, etc. A line of build
ings runs to the bank that was proba
bly one day the bank of the Animas
river, and they probably had under
ground passages for water supply in
case of a siege. Indications of roads
and irrigating ditches arcplain to be
I do not think these places could
have been occupied long by the peo
ple; they were probably driven out af-:
ter they had been in there not many
years. I dug down into an inner room
where man had never trod since the
building was abandoned, and I found
the clay and chinking between the
stones was as perfect as the day it was
done, and the thm pieces of the stones
that were put in to fill the spaces still
show the linger marks very xlainly and
look fresh and new.
Graves have been opened, and some
skulls and a few bones have been f ottnd
in a good state of preservation. The
graves were made by stones set around
the bodies, and a mound of earth
raised over them. These people were
undoubtedly the same nation that set
tled in the valleys of the Mississippi
and Missouri, and were driven back by
the present savages that encumber this
continent, who were of Asiatic origin,
and came in by Behrings Straits.
The Zuni and Mocrptos are the near
est descendants or! these people, and
the old men say that their people came
in ships. This problem of the origin,
of these people will some day be solv
ed; then we shall find that they were
an immense nation, and that this great
race were the ones who occupied Cen
tral and South America; and that the
ruins that we call Aztec were contrac
ted and of an inferior workmanship,
built under the pressure of war and
all its kindred horrors, and that the
Indians that we give arms and blank
ets to, and send thieving agents and
meek christians to, are responsible for
the decay and slaughter of this race,
afterwards aided by the more treach
erous Spaniard. Flint.
Chicago justice has shown itself
ferociously eager to apprehend fugitive
Spencer who is nowhere to be found,
but we do not see that it is eager to
apprehend others who are quite as good
expounders of the Spencerian system
as the absconding Spencer him self ,
and we fancy that if the ex-President ( f
the defunct State Savings were to i
in an appearance on the street of Chi
cago, justice would protest that it
never had any intention of apprehend
ing him, and that its anxious inquiries
as tojhis whereabouts were dictated sole
ly by a proper solicitude for his health.
Spencer answers very well for a scape
goat, but it is a i)oor system which
makes a scape-goat out of the terrible
criminal who runs away, and refuses
to molest the brazen criminal who i e
mains. One of the great beauties of the
"revelations" made by Tweed is that
they leave everyone free to believe as
much as suits him; and the consquence
of allowing him the latitude of an Ar
abian sights story-teller is that the
cause of justice is, if possible, more
hopelessly confused than ever. It
would have been a great deal better
for every good interest if the old
scoundrel had been permitted to tell
nothing which he was not able to
prove. No doubt a number of guilty
men would have escaped further ex-
posure; but that would be a gain to
the cause of justice, compared with the
farce of lumping together the innocent
and the guilty in common indictment,
framed by the most notorious liar
and thief that this country has ever
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