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ASTORIA. OREGON :
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SATURDAY Oct. 27, 1S77
The Chinese Problem.
A somewhat remarkable address on
,ihe influence of the Chinese on our
moral and religious institutions was
delivered recently by the Rev. Mr.
Blakeslee before the Congregational
convention, in Sacramento. The ad
dress is lemarkablc not more from the
line of argument followed than from
the fact that it sharply antagonizes the
precepts and practices of other chris
tain denominations as previously re
corded. Conscientious christians who
were convinced of the evils attending
Chinese immigration have experienced
doubts if we, as a christian nation,
might refuse the opportunity to chris
tianize them, which their coming pre
sented to ns. It has been argued that
their coming Avas a part of God's plan
to bring all the world tinder christian
teachings, and that in turning them
back we were opposing the will of
God. The Hev. Mr. Blakeslee is not
troubled with any such misgivings.
He docs not place a high estimate on
the opportunity which their coming
here affords to make christians of
them. Our efforts in that direction so
far have reached effectively only about
one in a thousand. The other nine
hundred and ninety-nine remain
heathens, "conduct themselves, their
business and religion after their own
notions," Inning laws even to the
death penalty based upon their reli
gious, or rather pagan, ideas. In re
ply to the argument that it was a part
of God's plan of salvation that these
pagans should come to this christian
land, Mr. Blakeslee said:
These hordes, as with the Africans,
came not by 'their own means, but by
the aid of unfeeling capitalists. In
both cases christians have argued that
" God had a il;yi in their coming, and
that we should let them come. We
know the result as to slavery, and how
the christians were mistaken and how
slavery was wiped out in blood.
The admission of Mr. Blakeslee that
the christians were mistaken as to the
divine inception of slavery opens a
wide field for observation and reflec
tion. It is possible, says the Call, that
ardent christians are too apt to see
God's hand in the direction of human
events, and, in conseqencc, disregard
the conclusions of the human mind as
to the inevitable effect of measures in
which it was thought the divine hand
ajpeared. For example, the early op
ponents of slavery were rebuked for
their action on the ground that the
coming of the African was a part of
the plan by which Africa was to be
civilized and christianized. This kind
of argument was dealt out from many
a pulpit, and for a longtime paralyzed
the efforts of earnest men who saw
that slavery was incompatible with the
natural rights of the human nice, and,
in consequence, could never have been
ordained by God. As Mr. Blakeslee
now admits, the christians of that day
were mistaken. Thi slavery problem
has worked itself out, arid its bloody
solution fills many a red page in our
country's history. The Chinese prob
lem is as yet easy of solution; not one
drop of blood need be shed to banish
from our national sky whatever of
menace it now carries. If we deal
with it on common sense principles,
made the more clear and well defined
by the experience we have passed
through, there will be no trouble.
The menace lies not in the Chinese
that are here, but in those who will
come if the present agitation subsides
without placing an obstacle in their
way. A hundred thousand and odd
Chinamen on this vast coast are only
a temporary inconvenience not a per
manent evil If the incoming tide is
checked, ihose now here will pass out
of observation in a few years some
through death, some through voluntary
return to their own. country, and
others into minor pursuits, where their
influence in small numbers will not be
perceptible. Mr. Blakeslee has taken
ground which removes 'one of the ob
jection to such legislation as is needed
to stop Chinese immigration. In his
opinion it is not our duty as christians
to encourage their coming. Their
conversion to Christianity is not to be
accomplished by any such means. It
is more likely, as Mr. Blakeslee says, J
that they will convert our youth to
practical heathenism. The point isH
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that the contact and association of
heathens with christians does not make
converts of the former. Sentimentali
ty must be eliminated from this dis
cussion. We must be guided by the
demonstrations of cvery-day life, which
show the Chinaman is no less a heathen
in America than in China.
HEWS OF THE MORNING.
Gen. Howard arrived in Chicago
A bill to appropriate $25,000 for a
lighthouse at Umpqua has been intro
duced in Congress.
Miss Blaine got to fooiing with a
pistol Saturday evening, and the ball
entered between her eves.
A bill to change the name of the
steamship George W. Elder to Colum
bia, has been introduced into Con
gress. A bill to enable settlers qn public
lands to purchase timber tracts, has
been introduced in the Senate. It
has special reference to Oregon and
Sitting Bull and his forces have
moved out to their new camp. A
place will be found for them in the
dirt hills region. He says he will live
quietly on Canadian soil.
Gen. Sheridan speaks of Gen.
Howard as having laid himself liable
to dismissal from the service for pub
lishing in the Chicago Tribune his re
port to Gen. Sheridan, without the
knowledge of thelatter.
The latest engine of destruction
is the Gardiner jmn. It is a weapon
in size of an ordinary musket, to be
carried on a man's shoulder. It h:is
but one barrel, but three times the
ordinary strength. At the end is a
little brass box of thirteen br five in
ches, with a thickness of two and a
half inches, having a crank at the side
for powder and a hopper on the top for
cartridges. Two men can maintain a
continuous fire of 200 shots a minute,
without anything operating on the
weapon, such as heat or fouling, to
check the fusilade. The cartridges
can be supplied by a man faster than
they can be fired. It weighs but forty
pounds, and has fewer pieces than a
Yaquina Bay Indians.
From the Alta, October lGth.
Editors Alta: A few days since I
furnished a statement to the city pa
pers in regard to certain Indians on
the coast of Oregon. I gave it more
;is a matter of news than an appeal for
charity. All that I stated in reference
to them was true, as I could have no
motive in making a misstatement.
To-day the papers publish a dis
patch from Portland contradicting the
whole thing. The correspondent fur
nishing this news could not have visi
ted the place referred to in the inter
val. In fact, his dispatch shows that
he does not even know where Yaquina
bay is, as he places it in Polk county,
while it is in Benton. I did not state
that they were actually dying by star
vation, so he has overstated the case.
I was well aware, perhaps, as himself,
that the Indians eat whale when they
can get it. I spoke of the whale mere
ly to show that they were even be
grudged this at times. But I do com
plain that the correspondent should
undertake to deny my statements
while he had no knowledge of the lo
cality or facts.
In conclusion, I will give the names
of several gentlemen Jiving at the Bay
wio are thoroughly acquainted with
the condition of these Indians, having
lived among them for the last fifteen
years, and I feel safe in referring to
them for corroboration of my story.
They are: Hon. R. A. Bensell, Sam
uel Case, William Hammond, George
Megginson and George Collins, t
could extend the list, as I am perso
nally acquainted with every white man
in the place, and this ought to bo
proof that I know whereof I speak.
Respectfully, J. J. Wikaot.
There is a good market in Oregon for
agricultural products, owing to short
transportation to' the Pacific Ocean, and
direct exportation to all parts of. the
world. Railroad facilities. Navigable
rivers, including the great Columbia. '
nil. C. VT. FULTON.
eys-at-Luiu, Collecting and Real
Nos. l and 2. Dr. "Welch's new build- j
moeqha street, Astoria.
V00D PUMPS, I
IPS ARE RECOTnI-
inners and all uther& m
u! durable article.
CKINS & HAVES.
Oregon Steamship Company.
For San I'Vancist'O Irecr.
Carrying the Cnited States Mails and
Wells, Fargo & Co's Express.
Freight and Passage at Reduced
A 1 Stcamsliip j. ySr.N
Geo. W. Eider, -s?-
Will leave W. T.'Jfc L. Co.'s dock Astoria for
above port on
SUNDAY, October 28 1ST7.
At G o'clock. A. IVI.
For Freight or Passage, apply at the office of
the W. T. A: Locks company.
C. P. UPSIIUII. Agent.
Pacific Coast Steamship Co-
For San Francisco Direct.
Will Leave Astoria for San
SUNDAY, Octofcr.r 28.
At G o'clock A. M.
For freight pr passage apply to
"Vp the undersigned Commissoners sip
pointed by Ordinance" No. 224 and 225 to :ts
ses the benefits and damages caused by the
widening of Concomly and Chcnamus streets,
do hereby give public notice, that we shall
proceed to view said proposed widening and
to assess said damages and benefits on the
24th day of OctobcrA. 1)., 1877 : and that we
shall meet at the office of the City Attorney
at 10 o clock in the forenoon of said day. when
and where all parties interested will appear
C. A. MKSriKE.
Astoria, Oct. 12, 1877. lll-td
The Board stands adjourned to meet at the
same place on Wednesday, the aist day of
October, 1S77, at ten o'clock a. m
('. A. McGriKE.
Astoria, Oct. 24, 1S77.
A row boat near the Delmonico Res
taurant, which the owner can have by prov
ing propei ty and paying charges.
Members of TjupldJ.odge No. 7. will con
vene at a special fceetiXg to be held on Sat
unlay evening, 27tnqst at 7 o'clock, for the
purpose f consideringTalpropositon from the
order of the Knights of Tobias to rent the
hall for their meetings, aid vfLtransact such
other business as may leadlyclaiie before it.
By order of the W. M.
12l-3t E.u.liUilJlHt. seicetarv.
New -Grocery House
SOUTH SIDE OF CHENAMUS STREET,
TS NOW FULLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
The finest assortment of
And all other staple goods of the best quality
and at the cheapest cash prices.
All the various Foreign and Domestic fancy
Preserves, Fruits, Jellies, Wines
CIGARS AND T08ACC0S.
Also, a nice stock of
Crockcrj, Glassware, Table and
3F"Give me a call and inspect my stock of
goods. J. STKAUSS.
. C. HOLD'EN.
H0LDEN & LAUGHERY,
UPHOESTEREBS AAT FUXKI
At tho old stand-HOLDEN'S AUCTION
KOf MS on Chenamus street.
All kinds ofaipholsteiy and cabinet work done
Lounges, Spring Beds,
Of any sizo and quality.
Pictuce Frames tand Furniture Manufac
tured or Repaired by Experienced
JKT'Second hand Furniture bougHt and sold.
JL iKonuVd loS
want mi a clwtnxi
jtsHf or sale laF
BUY 3fO:S !5rT THE STEW
THE BET - - WOBLB
For sale at the
City Book Store-
Astoria Brewery Saloon,
AND BOTTLED BEEE DEPOT.
MAIN STItEET, AST01UA.
Tho BEST QUALITY LAGER BEElt
FIVE CENTS A GLASS.
f9" The patronapo of the public is respect
fully olicitcd. Orders for Lager, or Bottled
Bccr.in any quantity, promptly filled.
Mu5 Free Lunch day and night.
IES. X O S3 2 I
6 o"f & shoE
Comer of Casb and Squemocqha streets.
FOE, THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL MY
LAKGE STOCK OP
MENS', BOY-S', LADIES', MISSES
BOOTS AND SHOES
At a considerable reduction from
previous prices, many kinds
C-J- SIVUTH, Prop-
the undkksignkd take pleasuhk to
announce to their vatiions and
deat.eks in general that they have
lately largely increased their fac
tory and are now prepared to fur
nish as good an assortment in their
line as any house on the coast.
Special inducements to cash custo
mers. ALISKY & JIEGEIiE,
P. O. Box G4.
105 First Street.
Factory on Aider Street, letwecn First
nuil Second Street, Portland, Oregon.
F. A. FISHER.
Wilson & Fisher
HAY, FEED, GROCERIES,
Wharfage and Warehouse Storage.
Comer Clienamus and Hamilton Streets,
WHICH WILL BE SOLD AS LOW AS
ANY HOUSE IN OREGON.
BAIN & FERGUSON,
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
BLACKSMITHS AND MACHINISTS
x-g Foot of Washington Street, x-,g
$3i?5, near Kinneys' Fishery, fcl&Sk
HAVING SECURED AN ENGINE AND
Latho. and tho best of workmanship, we
aro now prepared to do
ALL KIN DS OF CANNERY "WORK.
ENGINE AND STEAMBOAT '
"WORK OF ANY DES
CRIPTION. jesrnorso-shoeinj;, repairing, and all kinds
of blacksmitbing promptly attended to at rea
S. MERRILL & CO.,
Blacksmiths and Machinists.
Capt ROGERS' OLD STAND
.Near Express Office,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
All work in onr lino, heavy or light, done with
neatness and dispatch.
HORSESHOEING, WAGON, AND
Farm "Work a Specialty.
HAVING SECURED THE SERVICES OF
MrS. A. Gaines of Ky., an experienced
Earrierof 25 years in tho business, and well
known to Astoriahorseinon, weareprepared
do shoeing in a manner to core lameness or pro
vent it in horses entrusted to our caro,
QAU work warranted and at reasonable
AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT
CHENAMUS ST. ASTORIA. OREOoN.
Consignments respectfully solicited, biils col
lected and retuiuo promptly made.
Eealar Kales Tiny. NsiiKrrtsjy.
Refer by permission to
VAJKUEN Jfe SQUIRE
How .!. Q. A. hUWLKY
A. VAN Dl'SIiX.
AUCTION & COMMISSION MERCHANT.
Office, on Main street r.pjws-ite Washinyto
From 7 to 9 o'clock 1 2.1.
Uogular tales Day.
Saiurtfny, at I4 CStIi A.. 191.
Will purchase and sell real rotate, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Con.oignments respectfully solicited.
Diagrams and terms, to be lud on application,
to tho Auctioneer. . D. c. WUitiiljhY
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT?.
R. II. CARD WELL.
Fcuvliev Hovusv Hotel,
Corner Main and Concomly streets.
Cardwcll & Perkins, Propi'letors.
rpiUS IS THE LA III! EST HOTEL IN AS
.a. toria. nevr anil novr furniture, furnished
in first e!as style.
The table will bo supplied with the bet the
market affords. Accomodations tu suit tho
times, from 81 J" to ..".0 per day.
Steamers and sail boats leave the wharves,
and slips near tho Hotel, daily for Fort Ste
vens, Fort Canby, Skipanon. Fort Clatsop
Sea Side, Ocean Leach, Knappton, Chinook,.
Unity, Oj'sterville and other places of resort
in this vicinity.
tfJThero aro now five largo salmon can
neries in Astoria, which employ ovor 1200 per
sons in tho various branches of tho business,
making Astoria as it now is, a point of interest
to visitors, independent ofit3 cool invigorating,
Cor. Squemocqha and Lafa.. etto Streets,
rrinis house having been
X newly re-painted and furnished
throughout is now open to the accommoda
tion of the public.
27The house being in new hands now
can guarantee satisfaction.
Hoard ml Lodging per 3ny $1 1H
Single Meal :ri
MRS. M. E. TURNER, Propnctress.
A. J. MEGLElt, C. S. Y.TUGIIT,
The Proprietors aro happy to announco tha
the above Hotel has been
REPAINTED AND REFURNISHED
Adding greatly to tho comfort of its guests
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
SERVED IN EVERY STYLE AT
All kinds of French, German and American
Candies constantly on hand, wholesale
and retail at the lowest cash price.
"Wedding cakes made to order on short notice.
The patronage of the public is respectfully
solicited. pALIFORNIA RESTAURANT.
WATER STREET ROADWAY.
Opposite Oregon Steam Navigation Company's
The abovo now Restaurant will be open
from andaftor to-morrow, Sunday. January
7th, 1876, D. BUSANICH A CO.
J-Chcap as the Cheapest, at
J TlIK A.STORIAJi Okfick.
" NIL DESPERANDUH.
Lime, Brick, Sand
Plaster anfl larMe Dnst
AS CHEAP AS CAN BE
LAM) I ASTORIA.
Can be had in any quantity at my
S"A gent for salo of San Juan Lime.
NEW GOODS, HEW GOODS.
Prices Lower Than Ever.
GEORGE W. CORNART,
Is constantly receiving the finest assortment
BLANK BOOKS. STATIONERY, OFFICE
FIXTURES AND NOTIONS.
ALL THE LATEST PUBLICATIONS
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL
Agent for Sherman & Hyde's Pianos and
, Organs sold on lfistallments.
ALSO FKS-E IMPORTED XT DOMESTIC
CIGARS AND TOBACCO, '
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
North side of diensmns street, between Cass-
and Mam - Astobla, Obegos