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ASTORIA :Nov. 25, 1873
The customary Thanksgiving Services
will be held at the usual hour at the vari
ous Churches in this city on Thursday;
schools will close Wednesday evening un
til Monday morning. No paper will be
issued 'from this office on the 27th. The
edition for the 29th will appear as usual.
The plea of insanity as a defence
in case of crime, is one that needs to
"be guardedly received. Yet it is
subject to so many tests, that if these
are fairly applied, there is little dan
ger of mistake. One great test is
the manifestation of mental disease
at a time provious to the occurring of
any reason for committing the of
fence. Thus, if this precede the
temptation to homicide, it cannot be
said that it was simulated. Men do
not feign to be crazy merely because
they may some day be inclined to
commit murder. Moreover, the
study of insanity has reached a high
pitch of scientific accuracy, and the
experts, generally being physicians
of the highest character and stand
ing, have every motive for accurate
judgment. But " emotional insani
ty," if Ave understand it, is simply
this: A man perfectly sane before
the crime, and perfectly sane after
it, is at the moment of committing
it under the influence of a sudden
access of passion amounting to de
mentia, and therefore is not a free
agent. The sight of the one who
lias injured him, or provoking words,
or some similar cause, has produced
this paroxysmal attack.
2sov, to put it in plain English,
this is no more or less than a plea
that the provocation justifies the
crime. The man is angry, and has
lost command of himself, lie has no
business to lose his self-command,
unless the circumstances are such as
to work the effect irresistibly. There
fore, when the plea is set up that the
right of one who has deeply injured
another creates in the injured party
emotional insanity, it amounts to
just this: a decision that for certain
offences the aggrieved may slay the
aggressor whenever they may meet.
'We certainly hold it far more manly
and equitable to enact this into a
law, than to get at it by such a trans
parent subterfuge. It is very hard
that a cold-blooded, phlegmatic man,
who cannot fly into a passion, should
he debarred from taking the revenge
which is thus made free to his more
The explanation in theOregonian
concerning the light-house to be put
up at Point Adams is to the effect
that originally it was intended to only
construct a light-house; but when it
"vvas determined to build a fog-signal
also, the first plans were found im
practicable, and new plans were sent
to Washington for approval, early
this fall, etc. By referring to the
appropriation bill approved March 3,
1S73, the following item appears: For
building a small light and fog-signal
at the mouth of the Columbia river,
Oregon, thirty thousand dollars." It
would seem that the subsequent de
termination " to construct a fog-signal"
was made as early as last spring.
How is it, then, that the plans were
barely read3r to be forwarded toAVash
jngton for approval "rearJy this fall?"
It lias n t taken all this time for some
parties in Portland to attempt to se
cure all the barren sands in the vi
cinity of where it is expected this
light-house will be erected? Truly,
large bodies move slowly. "We do
u )t wish to .seem to censure any one,
we do not know who is censurable,
but this light is very greatly needed,
and the mariner, and those living on
the sea side who are particularly aliye
to its importance, feel that a year's!
time to .complete specification after I
the money has been appropriated, is
V jd very great. hile.
Sm fourth pago fcr poetry,- etc
OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL.
The, Astoria Public School closed its
first term for the current year on Friday
last. One hundred and thirty-three pupils
have been enrolled 3G in the room of the
principal, 46 in the second room, and 51
in the primary. The average attendance
in the higher department has been 31, in
the intermediate 36, in the primary 35.
These are very high averages. "With few
exceptions the absences have been caused
The following are the names of those
who deserve credit for steady attendance,
good deportment, and careful attention to
study. In the higher department:
Mary Parker, Daniel Welch,
Belle Parker, "Warren Ferrell,
Amy Adams, Hustler Van Duson,
Ella Beard, Frank Parker,
Ellen Rogers, "N illio Parker,
Daisey Case, Nathaniel Ferrell,
Dora Badollot, Thomas Hare,
Nora Wilson, Yoelmeton Boclling.
Absence from scchool has prevented the
names of many good pupils appearing in
the report. In the intermediate room the
following pupils have the best standing:
The following pupils of the primary de
partment are commended by their teach
ers: Girls. Paulino Parker, Emma Fox. May
Hobson, Estella Muclgo, Ladoru Ellen Chanco,
Georgianna Fox, Dolly Fox, Edith Carr.
Boys. J enner Parker, Paul Parker, George
Logan. - j 'Worth ingtox,")
M. K. G earii vr r, -Toachers.
AURKLI.V RAYMOND, J
In a recent article we promised our
readers some remarks about the public
school buildings, want of time will pre
vent us saying all we have to say, and
will no doubt prevent us from saying very
well what we do say. But any one who
is in a position to understand the wants, of
Astoria, her aims, her claims, her hopes
must feel that her present school build
ings reuect no credit on ner enterprise, uo
not indicate a high degi 02 of taste of cul
ture among her people. "We think we
know the reasons for much of this. There
is a strong feeling that in time Astoria
will have commodious, elegant, and well
appointed school-houses, but now we are
not prepared, we cannot spare the means
to put the town in the foremost rank
among the towns of Oregon in the all im
portant interest of public education. "Wc
believe that much has been done to make
the school comfortable where it is, all this
affords matter for congratulation, but can
the city consent to be contented with the
present position of the school-house, and
its present condition? The only plu
ground of the children a slippery inclined
sidewalk, a little back yard not as large a5
a good sized dinner table.
So without, within, want of room, every
where want of room, insufficient ventila
tion, air coming from the little back yard
not redolent with the perfumes of Araby
the blest but with perfumes of quite a dif
ferent and contrary character.
If the children want to exercise, there
are the streets knee deep in mud to lure
them to those inspiring, invigorating ex
ercises which give to the body strength,
to the mind health.
The city cannot afford to discourage the
thoughtful and observing from settling
among them by the exhibition of such
public buildings. "What can we expect
from such surroundings, but that when
the boy grows to man's estate, he will
place his family in a hovel, and let his
children snuff up the odors of carrion and
garbage from yard and alley? If you
teach children in sheds, when they become
fathers and mothers, they will live sties.
When you put flowers in the school-houses,
roses will bloom in the poor man's yaid;
when you hang pictures in the recitation
rooms, prints and chromos will adorn the
poor man's walls; when you rear the state
ly school-hou&e, the machanic will build
himself a decent home. There is no con
nection whatever none in the world be
tween tine chinches, and comfortable
abodes for the poor. Make the tour of
Upper Canada, if you have any doubt as
to that Look at Ireland and Prance.
But point us, if you can, to any communi
ty beneath the sun of heaven, that puts its
children to school in beautiful rooms with
fine surroundings, where the sober and
industrious wookman does not shelter his
family comfortably. "We say that we are
not able to bear the expense, but look at
the cities of Boston and Chicago; in the
hour of their utmost need beginning at
once to replace their schools, seizing the
opportunity to improve, enlarge and per-
Look at the schools of Portland they
are ll credit to 5t- AVhat man ot culture
aftur lookin& at our adorable, old htore-
jaouao and then loDkmg at any one of
.rora.nr aeiiooi buildings would ever
iiaagiae that those "who couid be con-
tent with the one, should hope to compete
with the men who built the other? "Why
even Ilillsboro, Oregon City, Albany or
almost any of the towns up the river can
turn the oldest city in Oregon to shame in
Gentlemen, let this not continue, take
measures to secure a block at once. If
you are sure that the town will be belter
able to bear the expense in the future, you
must likewise be sure that it -will never be
able to buy the land it needs cheaper.
"While we think it is good policy to pay as
we go, yet if the majority think differently
we can by purchasing at once secure what
wc need at figures which will make us
have less to pay in the future. "We can
no doubt get it on time and pay it in install
ments which will prevent the purchase
from being very burdensome. A two
mills tax for two years, or a one mill tax
for four years, would pay for the property.
"With the sale of the present property, as
much more ought to enable uso put up a
proper building and make other necessary
The plan of the building should be such
that while ecomomy was consulted it
should, when finished, be found in every
way adapted to its purpose. Ventilation
should be secured, without reference to the
windows; abundance of light,propery tem
pered; some method of warming which
procures an even temperature throughout
the building; good, fresh water, in abund
ance; separate play-grounds, with separate
entrances for the two sexes, and numerous
other things, which, because they are very
convenient arc not necessarily very expen
sive. c The external
appearance of the building should be at
tractive and pleasing. It is wonderful
how a very little care in design can be
made to add to the value of what were
otherwise unattractive and uninviting.
And above all things when something
is done in this matter let it be something
complete and finished. Something that
will meet the growing wants of the city
for a long time, and be useful as long as it
"Wc may return to this matter again for
though you drive out nature with a club
yet will she return again.
Kew School Books. I have just re
ceived all the different kindb of New School
Books required to be used in this State, that
can now be found in San Prancico. 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 stock of Crockery, Clocks and a large
assortment of Lamp Chimneys, all of
which will be sold cheap lor cash.
I. W. CASE.
THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY, belong
ing to the estate of A. Crosby deceased, is
fbr rent. Eor particulars apply to
11. S. AllvEN, Administrator
Astoria, Nov. 20th, lh73-tf of said Estate.
LADIES OF THE SPIRITUAL SOCIETY
of Astoria will have a
FAIR, WITH ICE CREAM
On the 25th and 26th. Admission free.
C3T Also, a Social Dance on tho 27th. Tick
ets fei, including ouppcr. n2Utd
EMPIRE HOUSE J. 0'Brikn, Proprietor.
Opposito Railroad depot and Steamboat
Landing, Kahuna V. T. Tho best and cheap
est Hotel in Kalaina.
New and Second-hand Furniture
Spring, Hair, Feather,
Moss, "Wool, and Pulu Beds,
Blankets, Spread, Sheets,
Pillows, Pillow Ca&es, etc.
mj j Prico Paid for
Corner of First and Taylor Streets,
Portland, Oregon- sl6
GOOD SAMARITAN COIPOUND.
For Curing Rheumatism,
Sprains, Felons, Boils,
DIRECTIONS APPLY EXTERNALLY
to tho parts affected; rub in well, and in
sevcro cases cover with thin cloth, tied or fas
tened on with care.
Warranted to euro, or greatly alloviate, in
all cases namod in this label.
A single bottle will euro or provent days of
tho most excruciating pain, and not unfro
iKonti save the life of the suffering patient.
Price, $1.00 per Bottle.
J. "WELCH, ASTORIA, Oksgok,
"TRANK FABRE. at tho Central Market, '
AS Portland, has enlarged his COFFEE stall, ,
and added such improvements as will enable J
him to nrnvirln Kniciires with tho best in tho
"Urti-W PnrMnsfnrmshnd with riot Cotfco on !
short notice. Give the Central Market Coffee
Stand a trial
THE PARTNERSHIP horetoforo existing
betweon tho undersigned under the firm
namo of Hapgood, llunio & Co., doing busi
ness at Eaglo Cliff, Wahkiacum county, W. T.t
is this day dissolved, by mutual consent.
A. S. HA TOUCH,
Eaglo Cliff, October 1st, ksT.t.
THE UNDERSIGNED, date of Hapgood,
Hume fc Co.), has established himself at
WATEKFORD, Wahkiacum countv.W .Thun
der the Arm name of HAPGOUD .tCO., where
he will carry on the business of packing fresh
preserved Salinon in tins.
A. S. 1IAPG00D.
Eaglo Cliff, October 1st, lb7:.
Poj-t-oflico address: Eaglo Cliff, Wahkiacum
county, Washington Territory. nltf.'t
J. "VOL WELCH. I'R VXK HORSOX,
JAMES W. V'JELCJIcl' Co.
Office at J. "VY. Gearhart'b Store, Abtoiia.
ORDERS LEFT WITH MR. GEARITART
for any kind of Teaming, will be promptly
attended to. ood of all kinds constantly on
hand. Orders solicited. oc4tf
S. GL Skidmore,
Druggist and Apothecary,
Has Removed to his
NEW AND ELEGANT STORE,
111 First st., next to L. C. Henrichsen's,
Portland, Oregon. au7
LACKSM1TII AND TOOL MAKER and
manufacturer of of all kinds of
Plaining, Moulding, and Turning Tools,
Saws of all kinds Straightened and Repaired,
and all kinds of Saw Teeth made and repaired
and saws turned and straightened. Oulers at
tended to promptly. 11. TRKNKMAN N,
aulfctf 40 Front st, Portland,
New Tobacco, Cigar and N otion
59 Front St., Portland, Oregon,
(Opposite Cosmopolitan Hotel.)
Formerly connected with "Washerman fc Co.,
Is now Opening
ONE OF THE LARGEST AND M0-T va
ried assortments of Tobaccos, Cigars and
Yankee Notions, ever imported into this mar
ket, and takes pleasure in offering tho same to
his old friends, cistomers, and the trade gen
erally, at prices that defy competition.
M&. Eleven years business experience in
Portland, has mado him fully familiar with
tho wants of tho trade of tho Northwest Coat,
and thereforo his stock has been selected es
pecially for tho trade. au2iitf
Fisliel & Koberts,
Corner Eirht and "Washington Streets,
THE BEST VALUE
FOR THE LEAST MONEY.
Willamet Iron Works
Incorporated Sept. 14, 18Uo.
Cor, North Front and E ats., Portland.
P. FirrBOGEN, I PETER TAYLOR,
IROH AND BRASS FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS,
General Machinists, and
MANUFACTURE and HAVE FOR SALE
High and Low Pressuro Marine and Sta
tionery Engines and Boilers; Saw Mills, Grist
Mills-, Ouartz. Mining, and Agricultural Ma
chinery, WATER WHEELS of several pat
terns, equal lo any imported, on hand and
made to older, of any bizc. REPAIRING of
Machinery and Boilers promptly attended to,
and executed with neatness and dispatch. The
Largest and BEST STOCK OF PATTERNS
north of San Francisco. Nochargofor the uso
of thorn. Agents for KN0WLES' PATENT
STEAM PUMP, tho best in use. AIfo, Agents
for tho AMMONIACAL PREPARATION for
tho removal of Boiler scalo, DkGkoot's Ou
namkntai. Irox Fknck. a variety of beautiful
patterns for Cometeries, etc. House Castings,
otc. etc. JAMES LOTAN,
EAILROAD HOUSEJ. McGxxtx, Propr.
Good maals, clean bods, moderate price.
Teiimo, Vf. T., prtsent ttrxaintu N P. K. K.
A B. RIC1IARPS0X.
A R in h 3 rd SO n
ArpT1 WT,vp " ".. . yn t .
Ablaiw hLK--Cornor of tront and OakFb.,
i ortiana, Urepcon. Auction fraleu of Real
instate, Groceries, General Merchandise aid
Horses, bales ednoday and Saturday.
fiSTLargc assortment of Groceries, Liquors,
etc., at Private Sale. Liberal advances mado
on consignments. A. 1$. RICHARDSON
Charles S. Wright,
AUCTIONEER Cor of Mrfin and Chenaaos
Streets, Astoria. Goods received on consign
ment and sold to the highest bidder.
AUCTIONEER Office -10 First t.f Portland.
FRANK J. TAYLOR,
ATTORNEY' -A T-LAW,
Office Brown's Building. Special attention
given to tho examination of titles and the col
lection ot debts. oc A)xl
"VM. L. McEWA X,
II. B. PARKER,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
JNrT" Always Ready for Rusinoss."53i
HENRY S. AIKEN",
A. VAN DUSEN,
. Astoria, Oregon.
DR. S. IV. DODD,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
GEORGE II. DURHAM. II. T. THOMJ 90.
DURHAM & THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law, Portland.
Office 109 First Street, opposito Occidental
M. Y. MULKEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW - Portland
Offico in Pittock's Building, Corner Front
and Stark sfs., (up Stairs). ?lu
CAPLES & MORELAND,
Attorneys at Law, Portland, Ore-gcni
Office in Pittock's Building, Corner of Front
and Stark streets, (up Stairs;. slo"
A. II. TOWN3KXD. C-JJHAL,
TOWNSEND & BEAL,
ATTORNEYS AT LAV,
fkice 1 n Odd Follows' Temple. vlS
O. P. MASON,
ATTORNEY AT LA,
JftST Land Cases and Titles a specialtyTTffl
Dk. A. D. ELLIS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Ofiico on Stark Street, Portland, Oregon
KRUMBIEN & GILBERT.
ARCHITECTS AND DRAUGHTSMEN,
INVENTOR'S EXCHANGE, "
Cree's Building Portland, Oisagon.
tfSTTho Rest Counsel; the Beat Draofch?
men; tho Best Model Workmen, and best
Patent Agent at Washington; tho only reliable
place to get your intentions put through in.
George A. Peas,
Pacific Boot and Shoo Store
Is now prepared to wait on his cuatStoers-,
At The Old Stand Again
S."W. Cornor First and MorriBon Sisfrfci.
P. J. MARTIN. KDTT. 3IARTW. D. Y. B. I$S&It,.
E. MARTIN & Co,,
And San Francisco, Califo0Ht.
Importers and Doslora in
Brandies, Wines, I Liqaprs !
Proprietors of the Celebrated
' MILLER'S EXTRA OLD BOUIBOS flBKr
Sole Agents for tho
J. F. CUTTER WHISKY,
IIENNESSY AND MARTEL BRAHDIE6,
In Bulk and Case, (bonded or duty pd),
All Goods Pertaining to the Xte.
0. S. X. Co.'s Block, Portland,
ociitf 408 Front st., San FrSttco.
OREGON BOOT AND SHOE STOBE!
S. M. BAKU, J. C KEKSQefcY.
BAKJR & KINGSJLEY,
RINCIPAL 11ETAILER8 OF THE 9TA
plo brands of Eastern, California and Oto-
gon Roots and fchoos, 2i o. 135 l irat 3tre4 cor
ner Yamhill, Portland Oregom. ,
a With our long oxpononaa aad soa&H ok
penso wo are enabled to gall h taper ih&a asy
other houso in tho city of Portland. As tho
proverb goe $1 00 tared is $3 00 mad: Coll
and see and girt us your trade.
SARA k KEGe,T.