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TUESDAY Februak Y 2T. 1870
An Iron Roil for Bismarck.
It lias now become a fashion,
tind by no means a bad one, says
the Glasgow Herald of January
13th, for the admirers of eminent
men to present them on a far ad
vanced anniversary of their birth
-with something supposed to be
specially appropriate. VIiat should
be iven to Prince Bismarck on
the 1st of April? If we were to
judge from the kind of reception
van to nearly all his recent ac
tions, the measure to repress so
cialism, his declaration against
tariffs, and, last and worst, bis bill
io put down parliamentary free
dom of speech, we should say that
si rod' made of iron would be most
suitable for the day and man.
Have we, after all, been mistaken
in the chancelor, and has he been
born under the same star as most
men who have entered the world
on the 1st of April?
Lot us Have liiglit.
The National Marine bank, of
Oswego, an undoubtedly solvent
institution in conscquenoe of the
low rates of interest which rules
at the present time and heavy taxes
paid to the general government
and otherwise, has by a vote of its
stockholders decided to close busi
ness and surrender its charter.
This single fact is conclusive tes
timonv against the theorv that
National banks are sources of un
limited profit to those who hold
stock therein. It is not to be pre
sumed if the managers of the 'Os
wego institution were in the re
ceipt of double interest as is fre
quently claimed, they would sur
render privileges securing them
greater returns than could be ob
tained from other investments.
Tiio Chinese Bill.
A Washington dispatch of the
"22d, to the Standard, says the
president and secretary of state
are extremely reticent on the Chi
nese question; "but it is believed
by many that the bill would have
linen signed but for the senate
amendment requiring the presi
dent to give notice to the Chinese
government of the abrogation of
article five and six of the treaty.
It is held that by this notice we
would surrender all rights of pro
jection for Americans traveling or
trading in China, and release her
from any obligation, even not to
enslave our citizens.
-Our Washington Letter.
TFashixotox, Feb. 4. One can im
mgine old "Boreas chuckling to himself
and with a long drawn icy breath -paying:
"Well, I've given them a taste of
winter now.' So he has, for Che ''polar
wave," as we designate cold weather
here, has passed quite across this conti
nent; from late accounts has swept over
the eastern also.
An old gentleman -Baidtthe other day.
-and with some truth too, "wemever had
Mich sudden and severe changes, until
this 'pesky' weather bureau was organ
ized ; I dontsee the -good of it at all."
Indeed, landsmen are indifferent, while
the poor mariner at sea is none the wiser
or better off for the weather reports.
Alas, while weather bureau has been
.-iiftnng with great energy, !1kav manv
shipwrecks are we compelled to read
Of during the past tlnme months.
A hob'Ic set of brave fellows, with big
hearts as well as hands, -ever -ready to
help the unfortunate, ,ven to.the -detri-
nnent of himself and the-depletion of his
jPUrse, That Goii .-will prospor the efforts
of those who are actively engaged in
the "Snimpii's friend Society," which
;the hearts of the sailors friend, but from
iioiie.more earnestly and beseeching v
than from the sailors mother. Ah ! had
she not the "sailors God" to entreat for
her loved and precious child, tossing on
-the sea, far, far from her and heme: her
hfe would be one of entire wretched
ness, instead of a hopeful, watching and
waiting to clasp to her heart the stal
wart, nianlv form, in whno h fnna
?.s je &eea the iamihar .smile, hut looking
-H. Z. . -'UJ- uj'uji ins arrival m
HRt flsyujto hnn.its aid, protection, aiid
c.onnorL is a nrawr wii,K .;o,.o m
very unlike the thin fair browed lad
who sailed away from her months and
The busy hum of their approach was
in our ears for weeks before they were
actually upon us. Uncle Sam, not to be
outdone by other uncles, was most kind
to his employes, paying oft five davs
ahead of time, ordering abstinence from
office duty, except for two hours daily
during holiday week. Of course the en
tire day of 2Tth -of December and 1st
of January. To the young, is there
more perfect happiness found during
the year than at Christmas tide?
But alas, as
ows of the
the years flit bv. shad- i
nast come creenimr un
to obscure and dim
the present '
but in the desire and
effort to make !
these days of happines to her
precious children, the motherhood of the
civilized world finds placid and calm
enjeyment: not so very placid either,
in practice, for mama is ruffled much
in her effort to make one dollar do for
five, if her purse be slim. And on the
other hand, nil her wit and wisdom is
brought into the effort to make accepta
ble and new, gifts to those who have
become cloyed with eNcess. The mama
with the lull pur.-.e i not plat-id either.
How many mothers will travel m mem
ory, back to the times wher-on the early
Christmas eve, the youngsters well
tucked into their "trundle bed' sung,
with the admonitieiu to hul-eyes, go
to sleep, quick," so Santa Clause mav
come, on his way to the homes of ail
good children. She sees the little lock
ings hung by the chimney with care, in
uopes uuu, r5K .Mcnoia.N soon would lie
there," she hears again in the grey dawn i
ot the nuwmng, the rush and patter of
bare feet, sees the chattering, shivering
crewi! as they gaily seize upon their full
stockings and .scamper back to their
warm bed to examine their treasures.
And if latei. any of lhoe feet have trav
eled the road that leads to death. God
pity and help her. The loss of h child's
faith in ".Santa Clans isagrcnt pleas
ure of his life dropned out.
Tirn gi:i:max trek
has invaded the land, taken the place ol
the "stocking." "chimney," '.Santa
Clans. now we have " tiie tree." ' Chris
Cringle." and the "Uegister!' Poor,
indeed, the household which sets not up
its "tree." but true to the American
spirit to overdo, and out U. those we
try to imitate, in place of the graceful
little ''German tree." we drag into our
parlors, shoolrooms, and even into our
churches, a tree whose top is often lop
ed off that it may enter. After the tree
is shorn of its fruit, we no longer
value, it and it comes to ignominious end
on the ash heap; while thegernian tree,
small, but shapely, is ornamented not
only with gifts, but with many beauti
ful "devices, such as mottoes, appropriate
to the season, in golden or silver letters,
on briget hued ribbon, which is thrown
gracefully over the branches, and re
mains in the drawing room to be viewed
and admired by visitors for weeks.
Washington exhibited her share, begin
ing as early as the 2;d, with a
at which tiny people recited in English
and German; with one little gem, one
could almost dignify by Ihe name
lit the "Onera of the Seasons."
In which the four seasons -were repre
sented'in costume appropriate to each.
The child singing sweet little airs about
his season in a. very charming manner;
after this came the distribution of gifts
from the tree, hue in this case reversing
the usual order, the children were the
donors, and the parent the beneficiary,
the gilt in every case the childs own
work, from boys as well as girls; as
their names were called would advance
with their faces wreathed in smiles,
receive the article, card case picture
frame, book mark, court plasters, hand
kerchief cases, tiny baskets, mats, draw
ing etc., etc., rush away among the .ex
pectant mamas and papas, drop .the
little love offering, receive a warm em
brace then dart back to their seats to
look on at the others. It was truly a
charming little affair, so simple and
free from any grand attempt at display.
At the enft a package was brought
from underneath the tree directed to the
teachers, as a gift from their pupils
great surprise and pleasure on the
teachers part, great glee and satisfac
tion on the pupils, when a large line
photograph album was disclosed.
A word in favor of this lovely system
of instruction lor little people. There
is something so gentle good and sensible
and modest, with a reverent love of God,
and liis works, which commends the
svstein to intelligent people at once,
tfroebel the author asks mothers to be
gin wifli her infant at three months, and
thus as the child advances in years
through systematic plays and occupa
tions, educate and develop the childs
physical intellectual and moral nature.
Their school room looks very ibrigh
and inviting, with the rows o tiny
chairs and desks, occupying but a por
tion of the school house, for a good
Kindergartner knows how irksome to
these little creatures sitting still is; thej
ring the changes on their amusements
as they term their methods of instruc
tion and diversion ; that .the child may
never weary with sameness, especially
is Natural History taught thus. One
of the amusements is called "pricking,"
the child is given the outline of some
bird, aniinai or reptile on paper, which
is.placed on atiny motor rather cushion,
on his desk, then with a sharp steel point
inserted in.a wooden Jiandle the cuilfc
pricks little holes, following the out
lines on the .paper; oon he has quite a
pretty picture, then comes a little lec
ture on this picture, or rather the ani
mal their picture represents, telling of
its formation, habits, haunts, etc., thus
with the animal actually before him on
paper, the child listens with interest
and stores up his lesson. Another and
very favorite amusement is "claying"
when each delij.htd child slips on an
apron kept at st ho 1 for this purpose,
then with clay rnd water, moulds vari
ous articles, frtm a crazy trying pan
with a stick hai die, to quite a shapely
looking plum or : pp e, "vive mud pies."
Another is weavii g -trips of bright and
gilt paper, over iwi and under one,
wnen soon under tieir nimble little
fingers grow prct y mats, cornucopias,
etc. 0nl v the litt e 'nes weave," an an
cient gentleman of six summers in
formed me, when I asked him to re
plenish mine, made the year before.
As the children adane in years, books
are given them, regular lessons learned
and recited, with drawing and instru
mental music, also Garman is taught
frmr Hai'c In fTio vo!r wifhmit: pvrra
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charge. Terms are reasonable
i one considers .the -.expense xxf .the appli -
ances and material used in this system,
68 to 12 for term of ten weeks, with 50
cents additional for use of Kindergar
ten material. There are two real Kin
dergarten schools in the city, one taught
by ilrs. Pollock on 8th street, and
Misses Pollock and Xoerr's on 13th
street Miss Susie Pollock, of the last
named, is a graduate of the Normal
Kindergarten seminary of Berlin, and
instructs a normal class here. The
schools are well patronized by the lead
ing people here, and especially are these
schools a "God send," I may say with
periect .propriety, to those government
clerks who are mothers of vountrchil-
dren she can go to her work with a
nnnd at ease about her little one, feeling
sure, when with his Kmdergartners lie
1S nt only well and happy, but is learn
ing something that will be of real value
Ins life long. Mav the time soon arrive
when this admirable system will be in
trofluced into our public schools, that
the masses may profit by what only
reaches a few. "A well educated teacher
may graduate after one years faithful
study and practice as a Kindergartner.
More anon, Moj.lik 0.
Special Auction Sale
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27th,
I am instructed to sell at the residence of the
late George Duncan, lisq.. near the
0. S. X. Co.'s Dock.
One Handsome Parlwr Set;
Made Walnut French Inlaid Gar
ble Top Bed-room Sets:
I I n ins-room Furniture;
One China Iesert Service. Eigh
One Blade Walnut. French Inlaid,
Ilat-rnck". with ZuTirror.nnti 3Sar
hie Top Base. "Very Handsome ;
Brussels and Tanestrv Carpets. Stair Carpets.
Hall Oil Cloth, Cha'rs. Hookers. What-nots,
lounges, Mirrors. White Blanket and
Bed-spreads, Spring Mat traces. Engrav
ings, Paintings, etc., etc.
Ojjc JTirsi-CIasH Ifallett & 2irris
SQUARE GRAPD PIANO,
COST $GM 00.
" ill he sold, without reserve, to the highest
bidder. Sale to commence at half p5it io
A. M. . C. 1IOLDKN.
Terms. Cash. Auctioneer.
For Honolulu Direct.
G-. W. Hume's Packet Line.
The A 1 SCnOOXElt
jnsrHaving most of her eanio on hoard,
will sail as above on or about
March 1st, 1879.
For freight or passage apply to
G. W. IIU3iEt
Cor. of Water and Olney street, Astoria.
IfllSS X,. I,. AITJBIY,
(Late of California).
Offers her services to the people of Astoria
and vicinity as a teacher ot
Instrumental and Vocal Music
wMiss Allen and may be found at Mrs.
M. Bogers boarding house, Cass street.
NEW TAILORING SHOP.
(In A. "V. Cones Ihiilding.)
"WATKK STJtlSKT ASTOKIA, OKEOOX.
(Late of Taeoina).
BEGS LEAVE TO TNFOKM TIIE PlTH
lie that he is -now prepared to make all
kinds of clothing to order, or to renovate or
KS"1 laving had an experience of 25 years.
T defy competion in the art of making old
rUfflies look like new. My system is known
only to mvself. by which I can lengthen
pantaloons without piecing, etc.
For particulars see small cards.
Tailor, steam-scourer and Repairer.
W. E. DEMENT,
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
Carrios a full Assortment of
Drugs, Patent Medicines,
PAINTS, OIL AND GLASS.
Prescriptions filled with care Day or Might.
3" Manufacturer of Fishermen's "Roliof.
A sure preventative of Chapped Hands, and
euro for Fish Wound.,
OLD ESU'EBS, We have a valuable lot of
old papers on liana, just the thing for
making crai-looksf ur what housewives
need Im-shelf covers. Will be sold in lots to
siilt purchasers at w -cents per loo, First
CITY BOOK STORE.
'MAIN ST., ASTORIA.
CHAS. STJEVJESS & SK
Invite the attention of purchasers to then
stock, just laid in
The Finest Selection !
The Cheapest Prices !
The Greatest Worth!
LADIES' DIARIES AND IPUESES
COMB AND BRUSH POCKETS:
CUTLERY, JEWELRY, CHARMS,
LADIES' FANCY BOARD. ETC.;
GOLD PENS AND PENCILS;
PAINT PENCILS, GUTTAPERCHA
EXCELSIOR DIARIES, BLANK
BOOKS, STATIONERY, ETC.
arAll goods sld at lowest cash pSoas.
CHAS. STEVENS & SON.
City Book Store to Main street, two. doors
! ibakcry of Mrs. -C. minder.
aCTHll UeilU'ICWWmiu, vjiwsg 4UU
I. W. CASE
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IX
A PULL ASSORTMENT
WHICn WILL BE SOLD AT TIIE
LOWEST RATES FOR
o iaisi ib:
Corner Chcnamas and Cass streets.
A COHPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
Fresli Garden Seeds,
B0II OREGON AND CALIFORNIA
I. "W. CASE,
Corner Chenainns and Cass Streets,
I. 31. SEVERN.
P1IYSICTAX AND SUKGEON.
EXAMINING SURGEON OF PENSIONS.
Owinj: to ofhee vtquiroments I will hereaf
ter confine my.self to office practice, except in
surgical accidents, or emergent cases.
Specialties Chronic Diseases, Acute and
Chronic Skin Diseases.
Olllcc Larsen's building.
-Oflicc Hours. 9 a. m. to 12 jusr.and 3p
fir. to 9 i. 3i.
J. TV. -OUYEK,
Office. Tn Shuster's Dagnerrean lmild
iiig. Entrance Second door above that of
the Dai i v A stout ax, Cass street.
Residence on Jefferson street, corner of
U. F. IKNNISON F. J. TAYLOR
DENNISON & TAYLOR,
ATTOKXEYS AT JiAYT.
Offtck Up stairs in Parker's building,
corner Chenamus and Kenton streets.
O. F. l-KTX. A. 3IKACJIKX.
KErL & MEACHEX.
Attorneys at Law and Notaries Public.
Commissioner of Deod3 for California wid
A ashmgton Territory.
Officf. Corner of Squemocqhe and Cass
streets, up stairs, over E. S. Larsen's store,
J. vr. Konn. c. w. fuitox.
Robb & irraxox,
Attorney s-at-Law, Collecting and Real
Itooms Nos. i and 2. Dr. Welch's new build
ug, bquoiRocqha street, Astoria.
U D. WINTON,
ATTORNEY M LAW.
Office in City Hall Building.
T)R. F. CRANG,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office Eoom no. 7 over C. L. Parker's
store, Opposite Dement's drug store.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
HS REMOVED TO
Main street, Parker's building,
ASTORIA, - . . OREGON.
Stone and Marble Cutter,
ASTORIA. - - - - . ORKGOK.
All kinds of building work, and monumen
tal work attended to promptly and to order.
HAENEgS, SADDLES, EHIDLES,
30ara leathered, and leatherTor sale.
CLEANING and REPAIRING PROMPTLY
JJentra street, .qpposlte Post-office, Astoria.
ip C. HOLDEN,
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Real Estate Asent and Conveyancer.
Agent for the FIREMEN'S PUXD INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGENT and AUCTIONEER.
Rents anil Account Collected, and 7v
tnrns promptly made,
Regular sales day.
SATURDAY'S t 2 P. 31.
N. T. Tarties haintr real estate, inrnl-tureoranyotlierj.'ooK-t
di;poe of either
at auetion ot "private sale should notifv me
soon as convenient licfor the dav of .sale.
.So. storage clr&rged on snniN soli' at Anc-tlo-
r. C. HOIb JN.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
OYSTERS, by the SACK,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
Cieneral storage and Wharfage on leason
ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY
HAVIXd KNLAUCKl) SIX STOPiE
haenov,on Umul thelaruetaud best
;iiortiiieiit of plain and French candies ii
town, aho, allkiiuKof
CAKES, CH.U'KKKS AND BISCUITS.
All of which I offtr for alo at the lnut
cash price, wliolebale and retail at
Opivosite the bell tower,
ltetail candy from 25 to 73 ceuLs per ponttri.
rrCSll K.'IStOni mill SlmnlnMtnrVL! 1 St
hay oysters, s-rved in e-ci stvle. 5i
OCCIDENT SIIAVINC, SALOON,
On the lioadway, - - Astouia, Op.ho
JTlie very best quality of wines, ipior5
and cigars at wholesale or retal.
r T. ICKUX
Corner of Front and A streets.
PORTLAND - OUSGON
n"T!ite butcher in the Centnxl Market.
Astoria Liquor Store.
AUG. DANIKLSOX, Proprietor.
"Water st. Roadway, - Astojiia, OitEoy.
Importer and dealer in
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CIGARSl
Sole agent for the celebrated
Branch of MARX & JORGEXSEN, Portland.
GEKMAKLA BEER KALL
BOTTLE BEEE DEPOT.
CUKriAJIUS StRKKT. ASTuria
Tho public are invited to cMl and leave
their ordors. Splendid Lager 3 cents n glass.
Free Lunch every night-
"WM. IiOClv & Co.. Proprietors.
i FORGE ROSS'
5? jjiinara noom, y
Tlie oidy Rilliard Room in the city wheiw
no liquors are sold.
NEW TABLE JUST ITT lTr. GEOmJ&
hasacosv place-and keeps on hand lno
Lest brand of Cigars. Ako. soda, eanuy.
nuts. etc. Opposite Altona Chop House.
03-tf GEO. ROSS, rropnei.r.
THE ASTORIA BREWERY
RUDOLPH BARTH & MICHAEL MEYER,
Corner of Olney and "Water streets,
Best -quality of LA GER BEER 5 cts. per glaj
Choice Wines, Liquors, and Cigars always
on hand. .
cs-The patronage of the public is respect
fully solicited. Orders for Lager or Bottic4
Beer in any quantity promptly filled.
jThe best lunch the season will allori
furnished day and night FREE.
URSUANT TO A RESOLUTION passed
nt a nieetintr of Columbia river fisher-
..., UrAA in tin olt.v nn Afnnrtiiv pvptiitii
last, a meeting will be held in Astoria on
TUESDAY, KARCH 4th,
AT LIBERTY HALL,
To make arrangements to onr(He the licenw
law passed lit the hist legislature, and all
JLsliennenon the river are cordially invited
to be present. Bv order ot the meeting.
v J. G. ROBESON,
B. A. SEABORG.
Astoria, Oregon, Feb. 12, 1879. diwtd
ft RARE CHAHCL
WILL SELL ANY OR ALL OF THE
following described property, viz :
169 Acres. See. 22, T. 8, IS. TM. 9 went,
Also, in Olneys Astoria
let 1, 2, 3, Hd 4, 1r Ttleck 79;
JmIh 3, 4, Uy and 6, in Sleek 169;
Lots 2 asd 4, la Sleek 128; sad Lot
Ih Klerk 132;
IVerth kair !" Bleck 82 1-2 acre.
Astoria, Oregon, Dec 1878. ' J-Jm
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