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1. . IREfcASTD Editor.
TUESDAY ......A.M..Ocr. 7, 1873
XAXUAX. OF AMERICAN IIEAS.
A copy of " Hopkins' Manual of
American Ideas" has been sent to our
table by the local agent, Mr. I. W.'
Case. It is a small volume full of the
gathered wisdom of experience. It
is a text-book intended to impart a
knowledge of those fundamental ideas
which all patriotic Americans hold in
common. It explains in simple lan
guage how all officers necessary to
carry on State or National government
are elected or appointed. .It explains
fully those leading political and legal
ideas which men so often speak of
and so rarely understand. Exact and
well considered definitions of such
terms as law, politics, ballot, freedom,
etc., are found in almost every chap
ter. Checks and Balances, Precedence
of the several governments, Repre
sentation, Free speech, Free press,
Free Assembly, Free Communication,
Free Association, Rights of Petition,
Freedom of Conscience, Free Educa
tion are so clearly explained and il
lustrated, and so well defended, that
every boy and girl who studies this
book will understand the meaning of
these terms, and will appreciate the
value of the conditions they repre
sent. "Universal Suffrage, Taxation
and Representation, Foreign Policy,
Political parties, Crimes and Punish-
ments, Rights of accused persons,
Rights of property, etc., are some
more of the practical everyday themes
discussed in this work.
He, who has waded through Story,
Kent, "DeTocqueville and Bancroft,
will be surprised upon reading this
. little volume to see how much of what
was really valuable in those authors
has been condensed into 1his. He
will not be struck by the deficiency,
but by the fullness, of this book. If
his memory is not excellent,and if he
is not recent from the reading of those
jrreat authorities, he will be likely
not only to have his memory refreshed
but to learn many things, apparently
for the first time.
We would say that this is a very
practical work. Practical in the sense
that it gives instruction on those
points of which no intelligent Ameri
can can be ignorant. Practical be
cause it teaches boys what they will
most need to know when they come
to be men. This book is practical in
The best sense, because-it does not
pretend to believe that important
knowledge can be acquired without
study; does not foster the idea that
x mother wit" can supply the place
of systematic culture; that a man can
pick up valuable and reliable knowl
edge at the street corner; does not be
lieve that men can properly use
knowledge before they get it, but
rests upon the true principle that the
"highest practical results are always
secured by adding practice to the ex
act and general deductions of theo
We hope to see the work introduced
into the schools. We believe it will
?erve to raise up a body of intelligent
freemen who will bring the Nation
back to the purer days of the Repub
lic It will help to make men in
whom the high crimes and misde
meanors which now disgrace and ruin
the country will be unknown. Let
every young man and young woman
jxet the book and read it, and ponder
its precepts, and they will be repaid
ii hundred fold for all expense of time,
money, and labor.
A good, finished scandal, full
armed and equipped, such as circu
lates inxthe world, is rarely the pro
duction of a single indvidual, or even
of a single coterie. It sees the light
in one; is rocked and nurtured in an
other; is petted, developed, and at
tains its growth in a third; and re
ceives its finishing touches only after
assing through a multitude of hands.
Objectors to the co-education of
the sexes say that the first lady
graduate from the Michigan 'Univer
sity married one of her classmates.
Well,, what .harm resulted? " That -is
the i question. K .- ...; : .j
Very few need to be reminded that it is
their duty to attend to the useful, as the
majority of mankind, exhaust all their
time and talents in procuring for them
selves that which is useful and necessary.
We feel quite sure if we would employ
even a small portion of each day in beau
tifying either our homes, our minds, or
our hearts, we should be not only happier
but better. How a few carefully trained
plants in the window of an humble cot
tage, causes our hearts to warm towards
its inmates, feeling sure from those lovely
signals that there is a bond of sympathy
between us; well knowing, if those over
burdened, careworn creatures, take pleas
ure in nourishing those pure, silent, yet
speaking messengers, fresh from the hand
of God, their hearts are not yet closed to
the beautiful and the good.
In regard to the education of our minds,
we often stuffjthem to overflowing with the
solid and useful; we do not wish this part
to be negleted, but while due attention is,
and should be paid to that, we would beg
that the more refined and ennobling pirt
of our nature may not be put in the back
ground. More attention should be given
to music, painting and poetry, and every
thing which will awaken and elevate the
aesthetic part of our nature, so that our
aims and aspirations may not be alto
gether of the earth, earthy, but may soar
aloft toward things heavenly.
But the most important part of our la
bor lies in the cultivation of our hearts.
If we allow all our attention to centre
upon self, and cramp and contract our
hearts until there i& no room for anything
except our own aggrandizement and plea
sure, we shall find it a very difficult tabk ;
but if we will renounce self, and fill our
lives with deeds of kindness, seeking for
something to admire and love in -all
around us, remembering and cherishing
all acts of tenderness and s3Tmpathy, cast
ing behind us all we would forget, we
shall be able to expand and beautify our
own hearts. We believe this to be the
only way to cultivate within our hearts
those virtues which ought to grace and
beautify our lives.
Hon. Asahel Bush and daughter
of Salem, have returned from the
George E. Strong, for several
months past assistant Editor of the
Oregonian, is said to have succeeded
W. Lair Hill, who has gone East.
P. D. Code, C. Bernard and G.
Yenard, of San Francisco old es
tablished houses putting up pickles,
spices, coffee, etc., do a splendid
business in this part of the country.
Great is Bankruptcj7-: the great
bottomless gulf into which all False
hoods, public and private, do sink,
disappearing; whither, from the first
origin of them, they were all doomed.
For Mature is true, and not a lie.
No lie you can speak or act but it
will come, after longer or shorter
circulation, like a Bill drawn on
Nature's Reality, and be presented
there for payment, with the answer,
No effects. Pity only that it often
had so long a circulation that the
original forger were so seldom he
who bore the final smart of it! Lies,
and the burden of evil they bring,
are passed on; shifted from back to
back, and from rank to rank; and so
land ultimately on the dumb lowest
rank, who, with spade and mattock,
with sore heart ,and empty wallet,
daily come in contact with reality,
and can pass the cheat no longer.
Be ever gentle with the children
God has given to you; watch tham
constantly; reprove them earnestly,
but not in anger. In the forcible lan
guage of Scripture, "Be not bitter a
gainstthem." "Yes, they are good
bojrs,n we once heard a kind father
say; "I talk to them pretty much,
but I do not like to beat my children,
the world will beat them." It was a
beautiful thought, though not ele
gantly expressed. Yes, there is not
one child in the circle around the ta
ble, happy and healthy as they look
now, on whose head, if long spared,
the storm will not beat. Adversity
may wither them; but amid all,, let
memory carry them back to a iiome
where a law of kindness reigned,
where the mother's reproving eye
was moistened with a tear, and the
father frowned "more in sorrow than
Love swings on little hinges. It
keeps an active little servant to do a
good deal of its fine work. The name
of the little servant is Tact. Tact is
nimble-footed and quick-fingered;
tact sees without looking; tact has al
wav a good deal of small change on
hand; tact carries no heavy weapons;,
but can do Wonders with a sling and
stone; tact never funs his head
against a stone wall; tact carries a
bunch of curious -fashioned keys,
which turns all sorts of locks.
Matthew Browne tells the Englishmen
what is the matter with them: " While we
have been turning our eyes," he says,
11 upon the more obvious and vulgar evils
attendant upon the free use of alcohol, we
have been overlooking the iDbidious action
of a bland and peaceful liquid which has
been sapping the foundations of manhood
and honesty. Alcohol sends a few to the
jail or to the mad-house. But tea acts
through the nervous system upon the con
science and turns us into a nation of
Concerning Spedden Bros new steamer
Sedalia, constructed in Astoria last Sum
mer, the Portland Evening News says she
is a neat little craft, now receiving her
boiler and machinery
Since July 1st, 53 vessels have been dis
patched from San Francisco with wheat
and flour to the United Kingdom carry
ing 1,479,S13 centals, valued at 3,031,442.
Twenty-three vessels were on the berth
that day, with an aggregate tonnage of 32,
The receipts of certain articles of Oregon
produce at San Francisco, from January
1st to Sept. 25th, is thus reported in the
Commercial Herald: Flour, 279,940 qr
sacks; Oats, 7S,9S5 centals; Wheat, 71,576
ctls; Salmon, 2,199 bbls, 2,621 hf do, 100,-
139 cases of 48 lbs each; Apples, 11,295 bxs
gretn 1,371 pkgs dried; Butter 1,250 pkgs;
Beef, 79 bbls; Bacon and hams, 365 pkgs;
Lard, 3 packages.
In Astoria, at tho Occident Hotel, Oct. nth,
1S73, by tho ltov. T. A. Hyland, J. A. Jordan,
of Pacific county, Washington territory, and
Miss Mary Y. Joplin, of Clatsop county,
REGULAR MEETING OFTHECOM
mon Council will bo hold in tho Council
room, this (TUESDAY) evening, tho 7th, at
V o'clock. By order of tho Mayor.
o7 It Recorder.
Main Street, Astoria Oregon,
(Near Holladay's Wharf.)
THE UNDERSIGNED would respectfully
announce to his old patrons and the public
in general that ho has re-opened his old stand
as above and will at all times keep oh hand a
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED NiEATS!
Which will be sold at lowest rates, wholesale
and retail. Special attention given to supply
ing ships. oc7tf
G. L. DkPiuns, Dear Sir Tho Bur
dott Organ that I tried at your house
BETTER THAN ANY OTHER
I EYER HEARD. There is a variety
and sweetness of tone in these instru
ments unsurpassed, in my opinion,
Is very EASILY ACCOUNTED for.
(The eminont American Pianist),
Mad. Anna Bishop Concert Troupe.
SEND FOR CIRCULARS BEFORE YOU
CRAY'S MUSIC STORE!
G. L.'JDePMANS, Manage,
Odd Fellows' Temple, Portland,
WELLS, FARGO cfcCO.'S EXPRESS.
HAVING ESTABLISHED OFFICES IN
all parts of Oregon, Washington and Idaho'
lerntones, wo are prepared to do a General
hxpress and Freighting business in all its
Freight or Packages will bo called for in any
part of tho city (by giving proper notice) and
forwarded with dispatch to any part of tho
world, through our own and connecting Ex
presses, at Greatly reduced rates.
COLLECTIONS MADE, and Commissions
for Purchase of Goods, etc., etc., will receive
Wo shall continue to DRAW EXCHANGE
as usual on all tho principal cities of tho Unit
ed States, the Canadaa and Europe, and to sell
TELEGKAPU1C EXCHANGE when desired.
, r WELLS, FAKGO ic CO.
A. Van Dvsek, Resident Agent, Astoria.
if AMES W. WELCH,
bffice at J. W. Gearhart's Store, Astoria.
ORDERS LEFT WITH MR. GEARHART
for any kind of Teaming, will be promptly
attended to. Wood of all kinds constantly on
hand. Orders solicited. - oc4tf
G RENVILLE REED, dealor in Fresh and
Cured Meats, Canned Fruits, Vegetables,
etc., has removed to Chenamus street, in rooms
formerly occupied by the old Astoria Market,
FRESH BEEF. PORK, MUTTON, VEAL,
HAMS, BACON AND LARD,
MESS BEEF AND PORK,
C3T Constantly on hand.
EST Special attention paid to supplying ships.
The pest of everything the market can supply
will bo found here. itf
Globe Oyster Saloon
(Late Proprietor of the Globe Hotel, Astoria,)
IS NOW PREPARED to servo his many
frionds and the public generally with
OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE !
Also, GOOD ENGLISH ALE AND PORTER
Call around at tho old Stand, on Main street,
and give these articles a trial. oc4tf
A. WING & CO.,
Oysterville, Shoaltvater Bay,
Pacific County, W. T.,
HAVING INSTITUTED the Independent
Oyster Company, at Oysterville. will put
Oysters into tho Portland market at the lowest
rates, We now have
3,000 BASKETS OF THE BEST
Oysters in tho Bay, ready for export. Orders
filled with promptness and dispatch. Sundto
A. WING & Co., Oysterville,
oc2tf Shoalwater Bay, w. T.
THE WHOLESALE OYSTER CO.
-4. S. Gross, Portland,
THIS COMPANY IS NOW READY TO
deliver from one to one thousand sacks of
Fresh Oysters, direct from their native element
three times a week; we can furnish all kinds,
In any Quantity, at prices Defying Com
petition. Customers can rely upon regular tri-weekly
supplies, either in sunshine or storm
We never Fail, and Always last the Sea
G. W. "WARREN & CO,,
oc2tf Astoria, Oregon.
Badger's Music Store
Sole Agency for the
Leading Instruments of the World
HALLETT, DAVE & CO.'
POWERFULLY CONSTRUCTED, Highly
finished and elegantly designed. Acknowl
edged by tho greatest living Pianists Li3zt,
Kubenstein and Loutner to bo tho most re
markable Pianos in existanco for Power,
Swootness, Durability, Brilliancy and Perfec
tion of Touch
geokCtE wood's k ce:
Tho most important invention of tho day ca
pable of producing immense power, as wen as
every shado of delicate musical expression.
S3T Call and examine before purchasing.!
W. K. BADGES,
No. 113 Third Street, (near tho Postoffice),
G-eorge A. Pease,
Pacific Boot and Shoe Storo,
Is now prepared to wait on his customers,
At The Old Stand Again J
S.W. Corner First and Morrison Streets,
TTAVING LET THE GLOBE HOTEL, and
Jul furniture, lately occupied by mo in this
city, to Messrs. Farleman & Lawson, the pub
lic aro hereby notified that the new firm will
be responsible, from this date, for all bills con
tracted in the name of said Globe H6teL Up
to this dato all bills will be paid by me, and
persons indebted to mo are invited to " square
accounts" without further notice.
Astoria, Sopt. 21, 1873.tf N. KOEFOED.
ACRES GOOD FARMING LAND
on Klaskanine Creek is offered for
sale very cheap for cash. Tho location is fine:
One and a half miles from the Lower
Landing on the Military Road, and
on tne jKauroaa survey.
A first class location for a Hotel, Summer
Resort, or Dairy Ranch.
Forty acres of this ground borders on K1&3
kanino creek. There is an orchard of 800 trees
on tho placo. A bargain is offered. For par
ticulars inquire of D. C. IRELAND,
aulU lm Astorian Office.
A. B. BICHAKDSOX. S. I. X. GILMAS.
A. B Richardson,
PfE5R"Coracr of Front and Oaksts.r
If iSS .enos. General Merchandise asd
Worses. Sales-Wednesday and Saturday.
tJ?pK?P2rVnen,1 of Groceries, Liquors,
cf. Sale. Liberal advances made
on consignments. A. B.K1CHARDS0X
Charles S. Wright.
AUCTIONEER-Cor of Mainland Chenamus:
Streets, Astoria. Goo&receivod oncwiSS
ment and sold to tho highest bidder.
AUCTIONEER-Officc 40 First st., Portland
WM. L. McEWAN,
H. B. PARKER,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
5T" Always Ready for Business. ""SEtt
A. VAN DUSEN,
DR. S. W. DODD,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEONr
GEOKGR H. DURHAM. H. Y. THOMPSON
DURHAM & THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law, Portland-
Office 103 First Street, opposite Occidental
Hotel. t auiu
M. P. MULKEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW - Portland.
Office in Pittock's Building, Corner. Front
and Stark sts., (up Stairs). sli5
CAPLES & MORELAND,
Attorneys at Laiu, Portland, Oregon
Office in Pittock's Building, Corner of Front
and Stark streets, (up Stairs). $l$
ATTORNEY AT LA"W,
(Register in Bankruptcy),
Office In Holmes Building, Portland.
O. P. MASON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
tfLand Cases and Titles a specialty ."iHi
Br. A. D. ELLIS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office on Stark Street, Portland, Oregon
KRUMBIEN & GILBERT,
ARCHITECTS AND DRAUGHTSMEN,
Creo's Building Portland, Oregon
BSTThe Best Counsel tho Best Draughs
men; tho Best Model Workmen, and best
Patent Agent at Washington; the only reliable
place to get your intentions put through in
Patronize Some Manufactures.
AINSLEY & DAVIDSON,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Doors,. Sash, Blinds, frames, Shutters, Brackets
And all kinds of Scroll Sawing:
Having the best facilities and tho latest im
proved wood workingmachinory for the manu
facture of the above articles, can offer superior
inducements to customers, and at San Fran
cisco prices, at Nicolai Bros' Mill.
Also, best quality of Seasoned Cedar Lum
per, Ceiling, Rustic and Mouldings. Wood
Turning in all its branches, Ballusters, Nowejl
Posts, Billiard Balls, Croquet Sets, etc., at
NICOLAI BROS.' MILL AND FACTORY.
Cor Second and E Streets, Portland.
Fishel & Eoberts,
Comer Pirht and "Washington Streets,
THE BEST VALVE
FOB THE LEAST MONEY.
For Sale Cheap for Gash f
GOOD SUBSTANTIAL DWELLING House
containing seven rooms. Lower rooms
hard finished, together with three acres of
good Garden Land, all under good fence. Or
chard, Barn and Stable, Store-rooms, Wood
houso and other buildings, situated at Skiia
non Landing For further particulars, apply to
Ferry. Woodward & Co, Portland r te
RICHARD 'HOBSON, Astoria.