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TUESDAY Ferru auy 11 , 1871)
Tlie Eastern Plane.
Although several contagious dis
eases have traversed portions of
the eastern hemisphere under the
Common name of the plague; 3-et,
the disease which is now making
such terrible ravages there is the
same peculiar disease of that name
-which has caused such wonderful
desolation in various ages. It is
a very fatal disease both conta
2ious and infectious and charao
terized by carbuncles, swelling, and
ulceration of the lymphatic glands.
In the fourteenth century, under
the name of the Black Death, it
started in Egypt, and spread over
the whole of the eastern hemis
phere. The death-rate for three
years of this time (1348 to 1351),
was terrible. Thirteen 'million
deaths occurred in China, and
twelve millions more in other parts
of Asia. In Europe, including the
British Isles, twenty five millions
perished from this disease. Not
unlike a great prairie fire, it seemed
to be checked only when there was
-no more suitable material to be
Its last visit to England was in
ICG5, when it caused one hundred
thousand deaths in London alone.
Since then its attacks have been
'generally confined to the countries
near the eastern shores of the
Mediterranean, where it is now
causing so much death and desola
tion. We hope it may be confined
where it is; for as yet no cure nor
preventive has ever been found
for this most terrible scourge.
P. T. Barnum, now a candi
'Hate for the United States senator
ship from Connecticut, has a very
simple .platform-: "I have not got
la bee in my bonnet' as large as a
pin's head, and. never shall have.
T agree with Gov. Hawley that the
office is not one to be sought for;
but if Connecticut wants my ser
vices she can lfave them, and the
public will find their work is dili
gently attended io by a live man."
The jLegion of Honor- Boca! Deco
ration. Frm the Belfast Weekly tfelec, Jan. 11th.
It will, wo are sure, bo learned
with much gratification that the
Grand Cross of the Legidn of Honor
-has been conferred by Marshal Ma.c
Mahon upon John D. Barbour, Esq.,
J. P., Hilden, Lisburn. The honor
has been bestowed, we imderstand,-in
connection with the Grand Prix
award at the Paris exhibition to the
rirm of Messrs. Barbour, T,f Hilden,
"the head of which is the recipient of
the Cross of the -Legion. Both is an
award of merit to a distinguished firm
of manufacturers and as an individual
honor to a gentleman of high personal
worth, the bestowal of the decoration
'cannot but be acknowledged as just;
aud we have no doubt that the intelli
gence will be received with general
Hatisfaction by the numerous friends
of Mr. Barbour both in this country
and in America, where the name of
the Hilden manufacturers has long
since become well knowu. We con
gratulate Mr. Barbour upon being the
recipient of so honorable decoration
as that of the Grand Cross of the
'French order. It is a nfcirk of ctfa-
-tinction which Iras not been too
liberally bestowed, and we trust that
it will' Ire warn long by the gentle
man whom ir-now adorns.
We passed an old la'dy stagger
ing under the burden of her bag
'age w?10 was too poor to ride or
pay a porter. Before I knew it
he -had her load in his own hand
without a word said, and he carried
it until he gave it to her at her des
tination. When he returned I
asked him what she gave him in re
turn. He answered : "She gave
me the richest reward I ever re
.ceived for so small a service, and
she didn't even thank me; she said
'God bless your good mother, for
you 'have one.flt.hQme." jE.
Walla Walla Correspondence.
, .. .
AN APPEAL FOR THE DESOLATE
HOMES OF BACHELORHOOD.
WORDS ATTRACTING ATTEN
TION TO A DELICATE BUT
A PRACTICAL SORT OF SUB
JECT. i WOMAN THE GRAND DESIDERA
TUM FOR THE SETTLEMENT
OF THE COUNTRY.
SUGGESTIONS TO .PHILANTHRO
PIC PEOPLE OF THE ATLAN
TIC AS WELL -A'S THE PA
Specif to tho Asforinn.
"WivLLA Walky, Feb. 1. "It is not
good that man should be alone." To
an' of 3Tour readers who are not read
np on authorities for the above asser
tion, we would refer them to the sec
o.id chapter of Genesis; also to re
ports of our territorial asylum for the
insane; to causes that help maii3T of
the sensational items of newspapers
published in our territory; to the hu
manity scattered over the wild fertile
plains of this great northwest, m that
state of single wretchedness which
bachelors oni3T know. While the
densely populated Atlantic states are
crowded with fresh, healthy, intelli
gent, industrious, good 'women, toiling
earnest l3r, 3'ct cheerfully, for the mere
pittance that keeps thuin tidily dressed
and gives them the plainest necessar
ies of life; they might here become
companions to spin, to weave, aud to
sew; to milk and churn and drive to
market; plan for and encourage the
cultivation of luscious fruits and-br-ries,
and tempting vegetables of the
garden, -together w;th the fragrant
beauties of the flowc' kingdom; bake
the pork and beans "as they should
be baked,"' and loaves df bread to eat.
Yea, veril3 the chickens, the birds,
the cat and dog, the sheep, the lambs,
the calves, the turkeys, and the pump
kins from the corn field, would help
make welcome in a chorus enviable
and now unknown. The rich soil of
the land now spreading far and wide
in tlormaril profusion of nature, would
be cultivated with bounteous reward;
your energies would have an incentive
anfi. :n reward; you might share with
your friends, you might have more re
lations", who knows; now don't fool
yourself, don't look to the rich man
withxhis habits formed beyond the en
joyment of any recreation,' any pleas
ure but greed, with his hoarded gains
of money, his debilitated form, his
nervous, grasping, weakened energies,
perhaps his only child in the grave
and his home a hell on earth; but see
the happy farmer with his broad acres
his wealth of health, his merry, robhst
children; his smiling wife; and tell us
which is your choice, and help us
answer the question. Why are the
rich, broad acres of our land lay
ing idle, vacant, not taken for
the giving? Who will be the first
hto send for one of these good
women who may be seen in the
Massachusetts factories by the hun
dreds, and in different 'states on the
Atlantic coast 03' the thousands, in
Washington Territory when? What
are our philanthropists doing, what is
our government doing, 'what are we
doing that these thousands of beauti
ful homes now unoccupied are so slow
ly being taken up ?
Wo would suggest to tho many
looking for worthy donations, select
your honest families, give them the
j loan of a passage out here, take a mort
gage on their first crop, and when you
are repaid with interest and thanks,
try again. Make yourself and your
honest fellowman prosperous and
.happy. We will welcome them to one
hundred and sixt3r acres of Uncle
Sam's choicest land in a mild but
beautiful climate where, with all the
terrors of the past rigid winter, our
thermometers have not indicated as
low as zero ; where disease among cat
tle, horses, swine or poultry, is un
known ; where crops know no failure
from iiiy cause ; where energy and
perseverence have an unfailing reward.
Time is fast dissipating difficulties
with which we have to contend. This
vast public domain granted to soulless
corporations years ago, is about to re
vert to the government, and the peo
ple, to whom it belongs. Influences
at Washington city are humbugging
our last and present delegate to cong
ress, but the people will not longer
submit. Indian difficulties will soon
have a change of polic3', cheap trans
portation and communication with the
seaboard and "world are opening up, we
want moieJ. H. Mitchell's in congress,
more emig -ation, to make us known
and'liea; d throughout the land. We
want 1 1 se factory girls here, we waiit
the fac r3r proprietors here, to utilize
sme of ihe many magnificent water
powers, now running to waste, where
their skill would find ready and rich
remuneration. "We want the tramps
that are infestinjr larger communities.
J hero and we will make men of them,
we could give to each one of them a
j quarter section of rich land, with rip
ipling brooks .blooming .with flowery,
andstiu have millions of acres left for
those who come after to teach them to
lk from nature up to nature's God.
, AVe can give them all a residence and a
TO,te' thefact is: We are tramps our
selves, only some of us have attained to
such a degree of respectability as to
: make us loth to advertise the circum
stances that brought us here. We want
preachers, lawyers and orators; we
want them to show us what Horace
Greely knew abdnt farming; we want
working men, mechanics, professors,
to help us find onr mineral, coal, and
limestone deposits. We want all here
where they wont be crowded. If any
who come are physically weak, the
climate and refreshing atmosphere of
our high altitudes and' mountains will
invigorate them to a new life; if they
are mentally deformed, perhaps they
might get an appointment as comman
der of the department of the Columbia.
If they wont work we will make danc
ing masters of them, and have "a way
up time," but come anyway, we want
you all here. If you can't come send
a delegate to spy out the land, send
us one of your tfrtmps 'for wliidh we
would like to exchange a Chinaman;
or if yon will send one of those factory
girls along with him we will, as soon
as we'ean fix them up at house-heep-ing.
That is we would like to, send 31111
all the Chinamen we have ever seen
and our note for the balance due.
Do not forget that we also want the
working men and women. We are
building some of the finest ships afloat
and want help to b'uild more, and
better ones. We have saw mills that
saw one hundred and sixty thousand
fee't of lumber per da3 We want
help to build larger mills, and want
help in those already ruuning, to tend
the machinery, to load the lumber,
raft the logs, men in logging camps,
for the plaining mills, foundries,
woolen mills, grist mills, manufactories
and workshops. Wo want to take
from our rivers and bays three million
dollars worth of salmon this .year, and
want help to get them in the markets
of the world. Fishermen, sailors,
pilots, engineers, firemen, captains,
warehousemen, clerks, and light-house
keepers, that can be relied on for the
reckonings of the land and the sea.
We want the world to know that we
have the most wonderful inland sea
and harbors on the globe, and we
want men to navigate these waters.
Wo hrtve oil the coast an abund
ance of cod-fish and halibut, and
in our bays and rivers delicious oye
ters, clams, lobsters, Smelt, herring
and trout. Bring a match along with
3rou, and we will have some 011 the
half-shell, and the balance cooked.
They belong to Uncle Sam and he has
plenty of kindling wood to spare. Wild
blackberries, -strawberries, huckle
berries, salmon-berries, thimble ber
ries and blackberries can be easily
picked, and t'here are plenty of cran
berries in the" marshes, for sauce with
the duck, and geese, and swan, that
will make a variety with the pheasants
the prairie chickens and venison. Our
apple, peach and plum orchards need
attention. We grow the largest and
most luscious pears in the world and
we "want everybody to know that, our
corn, barley and oats are equal to any;
Extensive coal mines, cement and
limestone quarries are ready as gifts
to the settler, mica quarries, gold, sil
ver, iron and copper deposits are scat
tered all over the' territory and Uncle
Sam says take one. Come along, with
your wife's relations, come in colo
nies, come anyhow, always remember
ing that thou shalt cam thybread by
the sweat of tlrybrow.
P. 0. Box, 350.
MONEY TO LOAN. In small sums, on
approved security. Apply at
dtf THIS OFFICE.
AONDRY FOR SALE. Inquire at the
i Astoria Steam Laundry.
J.T. BORCHERS. Proprietor,
TWINE AND HOPS.
6 to 36 Thread.
WOODBERRY WM BQPE,
1-4, 3-8, 5-16,
FOR SALE LOW BY
T. & P. N. HANNA,
308 &. 310 Iavis st., San FrancLsco.
On the Roadway, - - Astokia. Oxihgox.
S57""The very best quality of wines, liquors
and cigars-at tffcolesaler retal.
? Billiard Room.
The only Billiard Room in the city when
no liquors are sold.
NEW TABLE JUST PUT UP. GEOKUJtf
has a cosv place and keeps on hand tne
best brand o Cigars. Also, soda, canuy.
nuts, etc. Opposite Altona Chop House.
B. F. DKN'ISOr. F. J. TAYLOtt
DENjS'ISON & TAYLOK,
ATTORNEYS AT X.AW.
Office Itp stairs in Parker's building,
comer Clienamus and Benton streets.
O. F. BELT A. MEACMEX.
I5EIL & 3IEACHEX.
Attorneys at Law and Notaries Public.
Commissioner or Deeds for California and
Office Comer of Sciucmnoqh and C:iss
streets, up stairs, over E. S. 'Larsen's sto?e-.
1 j. w.lioni;. c. w. fulton.
koi5B fc riTT-Toar,
Attorneys-at-Law. Collecting and Real
Rooms Nos. 1 and 2. Dr. "Welch's new build
ng, StiUl'moeqlia street, Astoria.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in City Hall Building.
R. I. M. SEVERN,
Graduate University 'f Pennsylvania.
PHYSICIAN AND MRJKOX.
EX'AWHING SURGEON OF PENSIONS.
Oilier. Larsen's building.
Oflire Hoiir.s. s a m. fo 10 a.m. and 'Or
m. to S i m. At nig., ean be found at Tur
pin House. -.storia, Orkgo'n.
PHYSICIAN AND SURCEON,
Office-Room m. 7 over C. L. Parker's
store. Opposite Dement's drug store.
Y)K. J. W. OLIVER,
ITaviiur permanently loeated in Astorin.
tenders his services to tlie citizens of tills
OFKir-K. For the present at his residence
in Col. Taylor's house. Cedar street.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
HAS RKMOVKD TO
Main street, Parker's building,
ASTORIA. - - - - OREGON.
Stonfe and Marble Cutter,
All kinds of building work, and monumen
tal work atterded to promptly and to order.
Satisfaetinn ? inranteed.
pEO. I OVETT,
CLEANING and REPAIRING PROMPTLY
Benttin street, opposite Post-office. Astorix
HARNESS, SALfDLES, BRIDLES,
JtsrOars leathered, and leather for sale.
Astoria Steam Laundry.
J. T. BORCHERS Proprietor.
No nibbing or scrubbing, and no 'thrashing
your clothes too pieces. Buttons revved on
and clothes mended.
Egr-Xeat work at reasonable prices. Give
us a call.
CARPENTER -AND JOINER,
AND GENERAL JOBBER
KS-Hoiv'os built to order, and 5atisfation
euarnntunn. Slinn nn sniibinnnii.i ctnf
next door to the Episcopal church.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
OYSTERS, hij the SACK,
Hay, Oats, Straw, WooH, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
Ordinance No. 3! I.
wTofrvr..?niClty,,n the raster of the last
will of Cyrus Olney, deceased.
inl,IKFR,s l' nertcd tbatCYrus Olney.
thSrh iM,5nia ,ft?nre$. loft a will undeP
WtiA Vi7A7c:i 'weriea on tno otnor
vice aboutthe matter. m0re COrU,n aa
Aow the city ofAHoria does ordain a fellmcs:
Sf.O. 1. Thnf .T II rk ,- , ...
tmd p w oi,:.. 1 ,raJ. Jonn Maun
una o. . nivcly are berebv conMtutfu
SSf Zt ?t!it?iol7.rod.and directed on be
and ontor in r n.,n lts na,ne- employ
S'Sl , wnHein cnract with K D.
ffc ami' Sf?!"? J? tfcate the
luto f!vr., l" :.". '".":"? l.Ui Will Ot tllO
esLoftlin.;K. r . ". ie rigntF nnd inter
SSh hli w,?IA 5"iLl under, & to
S? lulS'feVd J""'" to retain him in
cl-i5m nFthr,.u,. ""lan?o cone rningrtho
?eo fcondUo,;LUnder -a-id wil1 at a further
dTriSTn n ?i an .actlon orMt to final
hundred and fif S Jfi QXCS (M"0 one
?ea"onfclMfnt,,a' certin, and such
upon. cu " ma' " agreeu
boSfffore?fr!?mrdia,,50a11 effect and
mayor? and after its approval by the
Passed tho Council, Jan. 29 1S70
Attest: R. II. CARP WELL.
Approved. Jan. 30. ICTO Auditor and Clork'
J. H..U. GRAY, Aeting Myor.t
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Real Estate A-cnt and Convpjaiiccr.
Agent for the FIREMEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Kents and Accounts CoHectti!. aad -
turns prompttj- made.
Regulnr sales day. .
SATUBDAYR nt S P. Sttv
tiirinllnl?MPS ha"nsr real 0SIare- "irn
? -u5iP tl'erg.KMlsto dNposf. -of either
?nm -!i 0r l)n-v:,t(k sJi l'.ii!d notifv mew
Nn innV'men 1,pfor" av of sale.
NostoFage charged on goods b' at Auc-
jrd'- r. c.iious.:n.
Page's building mxt door to E. S. Iarsen.
eveS.fSo'0" y r
nf!ernoonsro0n'IOn,,:,y nml 'nuirsd
emusYST0" il:iy and Frid
aUvlf. CLAS3-Wednday and Saturday
vn!id,T,l:ly fwn'W fr the entire school.
onp ftdnuttcil cefit ilif'i:re
Saturday evening SOIREE
TKRMs-I.adies and gents class per
Month ; m
Boys and Misses class'pT'Mo'Vtii""".!'.!'' S
HOTELS AND RESTAtJKAKTSr"
TI. TJ. TARTvEK. rronrletor.
THIS HOTEL is tho lawsr. most comfort
able and l)cst Kpt lmtf-l in the city Is
supplied with the hoM of .nns: watcKhot
and tfc.lil baths, barbershop, nnd a first-clas
saloon with best of Imuoir. and 5gars and
hue billiard table. Five coach to and from
the heuse: charges reasonable. ?l onto $2 59
per dav. accordiiu; to rodm oecupiefi.
Astovia. Julv 15. 1878.
"D. L. TunriN - Froprietor
Between Squemocnhe and JefTerson,
Astoria. Oreo ox.
Board and lodging per week.. 6
Board per day....7 ...........
Single Meal ".."" ""."..1
Tne table will be ?unpilod at all times wita
'the bet the market affords.
A. J. MECLER. C. S. WRIGHT.
MEGLER & WRIOHT. Proprietors.
THE FROFRIETORS ARE HAPPY T
announce that tho above hotel has ben
repainted and refurnished, adding greatly to
the comfort of its guests nnd is now the best
hotel north of San Francisco.
pALACE LODGING HOUSE.
("Allsky & Hegele's new building)
Cornendf Morrison and Third streets.
"Furnished rooms in suits, or single, b
the day, week or month.
Miss II. MENEFEE. Lessee.
THEO. EROEMSER, - - Piiopiukto.
Fresh ovsters. and other deli
cacies of the se;ison, served in.
Opposite the Telegraph ofiice, Squemoqhd
street, Astoria, Oregon.
6-3IEALS AT ALL H0URS"5.
ASTORiA CfiKDY FACTORr
HAVING ENIVRGED MY STORE 1
have now on hand the largest and be
assortment of plain and French candies In
town, also, all kinds of
CAKES, CRACKERS ANT) BISCUITS.
All of which I offer for sale at the lowest
cash price, wholesale and retail at
Opposite the bell tower.
Retail candy from 25 to 75 cents per pound.
Fresh Eastern and Shoalwater
bay oysters served In every style.
All sizes and shapes from I'late or 2(J o.
Sash, Weights. Etc.
Address all orders
(Successor to Jason, Springer & Co.)
FKOM A SUFFERER.
Donotffall.lf bad'health yoirV afraid of.
Of knowing exactly what you'r bread Is
Xow allow me to tell you, for experience ISe
'had I'm sure.
Nothings worse for the stomach than when
vou'r yeast powder's not pure.
Oh, then be careful in future, you know
what's at stake,
liet me advise you (for I know now) what
brand to take.
'et your grocer give you no other kind for
IIUS is guunuueeu.
Tou use Donnelly's Yeast Powder and of
good health pure and light bread you-'re
KiMsS 1 is
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