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2. C. IBEI.AXI Edito.
SATURDAY Kov. 15, 1S73
It is rumored that the managers of
Italian opera in jSfew York are feeling
the money-preure as severely as men
ivho traffic in more solid articles. Italian
opera a la Strako?chN and Alaretzek is de
lightful and magnificent, but expensive to
boot, and heads of families, as well as nice
young men, look askance at the elegant
programme of foreign artists with unpro
nounceable names this season.
Of Miss jMattie Stevenson, a volunteer
nurse from Towanda, Illinois, who fell a
victim to the Memphis epidemic, the
Memphis Appeal says: " We may raise,
and we will raise, a white shaft to com
memorate her heroism, but in our hearts,
from now henceforth, she will be with ev
ery one of us next to the dearest on earth.
Let the shaft be raised, and let it be the
highest, the tallest, the most conspicuous
in our beautiful citv of dead, and let the
name, 'Mattie Stevenson,' be graven deep
and deep down, where it will remain to
defy the corrosions of time and, tell how
she laid down her life for the poor of
Bancroft & Co, of San Francisco,have
the Diamond edition of the poems of John
G. Saxe. It comprises the entire body of
his poetical creations and is felicitously
dedicated: "To my best friend (a diamond
edition of a woman) by her Husband."
Saxe himself, artistically considered, has
something of the brightness and precious
nossofthe diamond. He still holds his
own still occupies the proud eminence of
being America's wittiest poet. Others
have written more brilliant things, but
who has written so uniformly well! "Who
has written so much that it is pleasant to
remember and repeat, so little that one
cares to forget! It is at least thirty-five
years since "the Proud Miss McBrice"
was given to the world, and it still holds
its place as one of the most perfect poems
in the language. Had Saxe written noth
ing else, his position in literature would
have been fixod.
A Yankee named Pease has taken
possession of one of the largest of Bonin
Islands, a group lying five hundred miles
off the coast of Japan, and has raised the
American flag over his dominions. The
San Francisco Bulletin sa3Ts they would
make a desirable station for our navy in
Eastern waters. They were uninhabited
till 1S2G, when a settlement was made by
some sailor's. In 1853 Commodore Perry
recomended them as an available depot for
tha steamers which he thought would some
day ply between Japan and California.
Subsequently Pease visited the islands and
took possession of the largest, called Peel
L?land. He commenced raising sheep,
Jtnd has become prosperous by trading
them otT in Japan. Mr. Pease, who is
Hying the stars and stripes, is ready to
make a formal surrender of his right, title
and interest to the people of the United
States for a suitable consideration; amount
not stated. It is not known whether
Japan assumes an" sovereignty over the
Bonin Islands, but it is intimated that if
the United States desire them no objection
would be raised by the Government.
Andy Johnson's pilgrimage to "Wash
ington last month was a matter of much
concern to the dear people. Politicians
concluded that he went to tell what he
knew of the hanging of Mrs.Surratt, con
sidering that the load was getting too
heavy for him, and that his deposits with
the busted Pirst National Bank were real
ly only secondary considerations. As our
Capt. Crandall, of the Salem Statesman,
uAd 2x ez., ou objecting to seeing the old
Kent carrying his own trunk when leaving
Salem ftom Washington city last week
vour load will be heavier when you come
back (alluding to a matter of conscience),
p3ihaps; so it may be with the ex-Proi-lent.
The best thing for Andy to do U to
avow his belief in the old Calvanistic doc
trine, and declare that it made no diikr
nce whether the was pardoned or not, for
hs would have been subjected to the old
11 You can and you can't
Yoji will and you won't;
Yon '11 be damned if you do,
And you '11 bedaiuneulif you don"
'Which would certainly have been the case
The New York Trilmac, on tlieOetober
dttttion.4, say: The experience of the
pat dozen year has hown that a very
iittle sucussa iB sufficient to demoralize
the Democrat, and sufficient as well to
put the Republicans on their mettle to
rvtrwve their blunders and more tha
snafcQod thair defeat.
PEMAIiE RBESS AXD SUFFRAGE.
At the Congress of the strong
minded women, whicli has just clos
ed its session in New York, it was
maintained by the Rev. Celia Bur
leigh that "the present dress of wo
men is ugly, unnatural and immod
est, and unless woman can be eman
cipated from its tyranny, even the
ballot can do nothing for her." This
intimate connection between wo
man's dress and woman's vote has,
we presume, not hitherto struck
many people. The Rev. Celia does
not allude, of course, to "Grecian
bends," or to dresses cut low in the
bosom and high at the opposite ex
tremity of the female form. She
does not mean the extraordinarily
expansive and trailing skirts, nor the
little gatherings of ribbons and flow
ers on the female head, which the
sex persist in calling a bonnet.
Neither is it the taste for laces or for
diamonds and other expensive adorn
ments which have always so pleased
and set off the sex. That some of
these fashions have seriously hurt
the interests of womankind perhaps
might be reasonably granted. But
that is not what this female reverend
means. Her ideas of a change of
dress are altogether more radical in
their character. They are, if wo
men are to vote as men, why not
dress more like men? In other words,
she covets our horrid masculine pan
taloons in lieu of these beautifully
flowing skirts which have so long en
tranced the vision, even wheu by the
inexorable decree of fashion they
were not in view, and had their ex
istence entirely in imagination. The
idea of Rev. Burleigh is to abolish
all the outside distinctions of sex so
far as possible by assimilating dresses.
Xow, we can contemplate with a cer
tain sort of complacency our women
having the ballot, but we must say
that it would be shocking to us to
see thani discard their beautiful
dresses in order to adopt any thing
resembling that which incases the
lower part of man. We rather im
agine that if the sex is condemned
to the alternative of the ballot or
adopting our trowsers, they would
say, let the ballot go. That is a part
of our dress which has never been a
favorite with females. They have
often had head coverings which they
called hats. They have not been
averse to wearing collars and neck
ties that have a near affinity with
those worn by masculinity. They
have even gone so far as to accept
our fashion of coats, with metal but
tons, trimmings and adornments to
match. But they have fought shy
of our bifurcated garments, and we
must say that we admire their taste.
We can not exactly see how the put
ting on of breeches is to accomplish
any particular good to woman, or
how her present dress is in the way
of her advancement. Woman can
be clergymen, doctors, lawyers, edi
tresses, clerks in public offices and
stores, printers, telegraphers, and
wear skirts just as wTell as if they put
on breeches. If they intend to go to
sea, and become sailors, or carry hods
for bricklayers, their present mode
of dress will be seriously in the way.
But we do not understand that those
employments are seriously contem
plated even by the most advanced of
the strong-minded among the sex.
Women have dressed differently
from men ever since the expulsion
from Eden, before which occurrence
there was a surprising agreement in
their attire, a fig-leaf being amply
able to answer as dress for both.
We have no idea that Mrs. Rev.
Burleigh lias an intention to return
to this primitive condition of man
kind, and unless she does she has
both immemorial female and mascu
line tradition to contend with.
The second volume of Lamon's
life of Lincoln will probably never
be published, so discouraging was
the reception of the first Yet there
was more truth in it than in any
life yet published that was the diffi
culty; too much truth for the present
state of the public stoinaeh.
The LatnbrPuwmport suit hav
ing pasg&d the feighest judicial tribu
nals in the United States is being
" tried over again" by the Portland
press. We be on Xayvenport's side.
The San Francisco Commercial
Herald, a paper of wide influence
and extended circulation says: " Re
ceipts of both Wheat and Flour from
Oregon are continued, wThile the di
rect exports from the Columbia
river show a considerable increase
over past seasons, and this will no
doubt continue to be the case in the
future, particularly as the fact be
comes known that ships of the larg
est class can load at Astoria without
lighterage." That is correct, Messrs.
John II. Carmany & Co., and we
thank you for this much of recog
nition. There is considerable in
that sentence: " Particularly as the
fact becomes known that shijys of the
largest class can load at Astoria
without lighterage.11 This partic
ular fact is scarcely known in the
State of Oregon, just because of petty
insignificant town site speculations
but, through the columns of journals
such as the commercial Herald, and
Liverpool Mercury, this truth willbc
known sooner or later outside of Ore
gon; where we want it should be
known, when we will show a con
siderable increase over past seasons
in grain products of the State.
New ScnooL Books. I have just re
ceived all the different kindb of New School
Rooks required to be used in this State, that
can now be found in San Francisco. Also,
Slate pencils, Blotting pads, a good as
sortment of Stationery, Drawing paper,
CARD BOARD, Perforated board, Ink,
(Carmine, Purple and Black). Likewise a
new btock of Crockery, Clocks and a large
assortment of Lamp Chimneys, all of
which will be sold cheap for cash.
I. W. CASE.
C 1?. r.VRLEMAN.
W, II. L.UV30X.
HOTEL AND REST A URANT.
Main Street, Astoria.
Farleman cO Lawson, Proprietors
BEG LEAVE TO INFORM thoir numerous
friend and the traveling public generally
that they have leased the above named
Newty Built, Ilard-nni.-hed, and Newty
and propo?e to conduct the same in a fir-t class
manner. The house will bo keptopen day and
night. Xo pains will be spared to insure the
comfort of guests. s20tf
Board per week $.3 00
" and Lodging per week l 00
" per day 1 00
Single Meal f0
Rational iusmcss fjoltccp.
A FFOttDS SUPERIOR ADVANTAGES
Ol for the thorough Commercial Education
of young and middle aged men. Send for Col
lego paper, nlo JJKFKANCE& JAMES.
npiIE UNDERSIGNED, HAVING
JL Secured the services of a
French Clove Shaker,
la now prepared to manufacture all stvles of
Ladies' and Gentlemen's KID, FUlt. BUCK
and DOGSKIN GLOVES.
PERFECT FITTING AND LATEST FASHIONS
Guaranteed. Also, Gloves cleaned, Dved and
Kepaired, on short notice. C. E. lJuHOlS,
nlUtf Portland, Oregon.
LAMB KNITTING- IACME
Ku 20 GARMENTS!
A PAIR OF SOCKS IX THIRTY MINUTS
i"i Knita Hosiery, Mittens, and (-loves of all
sues, complete, without u soam.
tfsTSendfor Circular. Agents Wanted.
A. YAIL, Genoral Agent,
55"If you have city proporty to sell sy so
by advertising in the Astoiua.
&3oek fther Paper Cornp'ys
PTTT ON FOK EIGHT DOLLARS
Prepared Plastering Board,
Sheathing, and Carpet Paper.
For sale by H. C. MOLIRICE,
Masonic Templo, Portland.
Regalias and Trimmings!
Only Begalia House in the State.
MASON' IC BOOKS AND BLANKS, GOLD
and Silver Locos, Fringes, Spangles, Stars
Bullion, etc, H. C. MOKKICE,
'4f JtfasonicTomplo, Portland.
ERANK FABRE. at the Central Market,
Portland, has enlarged his COFFEE stall,
and added such improvements as wilf enable
him to provide Epicures with the best in the
Market. Parties furnished with Hot Coffco on
short notice. Give the Central Market Coffoe
Stand a trial ocltf
Main Street Astoria.
FRED COLBERT, Proprietor.
rpiTE TRAVELING- PUBLIC AXD PEO
X pie generally will find the Globe in everv
respect worthy of their patrenage:
Board per week $."5 00
" and Lodging per week "...'. l 00
4 by tho day 1 00
Single Meal f,o
,S- The Public are respectfully invited to
give tho Globe a call. FllED COLBEltT,
JA3IES V WELCH,
Office at J. W. Gearhart's Store, Astoria.
OBDEUS LEFT WITH ME. GEABHABT
for any kind of Teaming, will be promptly
attended to. W ood of all kinds constantly on
hand. Orders solicited. ocJtf
43 Front bt, Portland, Oregon.
AGEN'T OF THE
Is now Prepared to Sell
ALL KIKDS OF HHJEI GOODS TO IDE TBADE,
FAXCY CASSIMEBES, New Style;
DOESKINS, Various Shades;
BEAYEHS, " "
IIAKD TIMES, and TWEEDS;
BLANKETS, Red, "White, Blue, Grey;
FLANNELS, Twilled,White, Blue, Red;
" Twilled Flannels;
Knitting Yarns, all Colors.
rt5TThe above Hoods are equal in Quality,
Patterns, and Shades, to any Goods manufac
tured on tho Pacific Coast n'jtf
nanlf you want to make a fortune advertise
what you have to sell in tho AsrouiAX.
S. Gr. Skiclmore
Druggist and Apothecary,
Has Removed to his
NEW AND ELEGANT STORE,
111 First st., next to L. C. Henrichsen's,
OREGON BOOT AXD SHOE STORE!
S. M. BARK, J. C. KIXGSLKY.
IZAIiR & KINGSLEY,
PRINCIPAL RETAILERS OF THE STA
ple brands of Eastern, California and Ore
gon Hoot and Shoos, No. 1&3 First street cor
ner Yamhill, Portland Oregon.
55" With our long experience and small cx
penso we are enabled to sell cheaper than any
other house in the city of Portland. As the
proverb goes $1 0U saved is $2 UU made: Call
and see and givo us your trade.
BARR k KINGSLEY.
Sam. M. Smith,
Cor. First and Ash sts., Portland.
AS JUST RECEIVED A FULL STOCK
PAINTS AND OILS,
Pccint and Whitewash BRUSHES,
LARD, OIL, ALCOHOL,
Kerosene, Turpentine, Etc,
fiGcnuine Ray Rum.'5XX o21tf
Patronize Home Manufactures.
AINSLEY & DAVIDSON,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Frames, Shutters, Brackets,
And all kinds of Scroll Sawing.
Having the best facilities and the latest im
proved wood working machinery for the manu
facture of the above articles, can offersuperior
inducements to customers, and at San Fran
cisco prices, at Nicolai Urns' jMill.
Also, best quality of Seasoned Cedar Lum
per, Ceiling, Rustic and Mouldings. Wood
Turning in all its branches, Lallusters, Newell
Posts, JJilliard Balls, Croquet Sets, etc., at
NICOLA I BROS.' MILL AND FA CTOIIY.
Cor Second and E Streets, Portland.
KSTlf you want to save a fortune buj and
sell with mon who advertise it tho Astoria.
G-ermaiiia Beer Hall
BOTTLED BEER DEPOT,
Chcnamus Street, Astoria,
THE PUBLIC AKE INVITED to call and
leave their orders.
Sjrtcndid Lager five Cents a Glass,
Free Lunch every Night
oclStf ERNST PAPMAHL. Propriter.
a. b. rich Anns ox.
A 5. f?ifhnrfTnn.
AUCTICAEER Corner of Front and Oak?.,
I ortland, Oregon. Auction Sales of Real
Jstate, brocenes, General Merchandise aad
Horses. Sales Wednesday and Saturday.
BST Lnyaro assortment of Groceries, Liquors,
c, at Private bale. Liberal advances made
Charles S. Wright,
AUCTIONEER-Cor of Main and Chonaraxe
Streets, Astoria. Goods received on consign
ment and sold to tho highest bidder.
AUCTIONEER Office 40 First St., Portland.
PRANK J. TAYLOR,
Office Brown's Building. Special attention
given to tho examination of titles and tho col
lection of debts. ocMtf
"WM. L. McEWAN,
LTENRY S. AIKEN,
NOTARY PUBLIC, -
H. B. PARKER,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
BSrr" Always Bendy for Busine3s."-ga
A. YAN DTJSEN,
DR. S. W. DODD,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
GKORGK II. DURHAM. II. Y. THOMPSON.
DURHAM d- THOMPSON,
Attokxeys at Law, Portlap.
Office 101) First Street, opposite Occidental
M. F. MULKEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW - Portland
Offico in Pittock's Building, Cornor FYOnt
and Stark sts., ( up Stairs;. elB
CAPLES & MORELAND,
Attorneys at Lata, Portland, Ore$T,n
Office in Pittock's Building, Cornor of FfOUt
and Stark streets, (up Stairs). gl5
A. H. TOWNSEXD. C. SL,
TO WNSEND & BEAL.
ATTORNEYS AT LA"W.,
Office In Odd Fellows' Temple. FnlJ
O. P. MASON.
ATTORNEY AT LA"W,
PORTLAND, OREGON. '
rtST Land Cases and Titlos a specialty.-
Dr. A. D. ELLIS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEO.N
Offico on Stark Street, Portland, Orogtfn
KRUMBIEN & GILBERT,
ARCHITECTS AND DRAUGHTSMEN
Croo's Building Portland, 0J5n.
nl:inn tf trftt vonr infnnMnnn int- t)irnnrr Cn
P. J. MARTIN- EDW. MARTIN IVV-B. fflRCHl
E. MAETIN & 0,,
And Sa7i Francisco, Califotp&f
Importors and Dealers in,
Brandies, Wines, I liquo.es i
Proprietors of the CfelebratedJ
MILLER'S EXTBi BLD BSiMH fflRpr
Sole Agents for tfco
J. F. CUTTER WHISKY
HENNESSY AND MARTEL BRAjfcKTES.
In Bulk and Cse, (bonded or dutjr pafttf,
All Goods Pertaining ta the Eyigfe-
0. S. N. Co.'a Block. Portland.
' - ' M".in -
LAOKSMITII AND TOOL MA&S& tjal
manufacturer of of aJl kinds of -
Plaining, Moulding, ui Turning Taefe
Saws of all kinds Straightened and ReiSttra!,
and all kinds of Saw Teeth made and separred
and saws turned and straightened. Orders at
tended to promptly. H. TKENKMAS
Mf 40 Front st, Portland,
George A. Pease,
Tacific Boot and'Shoe 3tor
Is now prepared to wait on his nn ijh 1 a ,.
At The Old Stand Again !
S. W. Corner yir&t and Morris Sfa&eM
xre-Tho Best Counsel; tho Best DrstfKBs
meu: tho Best Model Workmon. and bt-sfc
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