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Astoria, Oregon, Sunday Morning, March 20, 1881.
Political Considerations ot the Canal
lwrew Merry M On"".
Primarily, it would appear tliat
it matters little v1k constructs a
canal if our ccMiittry is accorded
the unrestricted use of it, in com
mon with other iiatiotis. A fur
ther incpiiry, however, must satisfy
us that if we do not build this
work we must acquire a controlling
interest therein. We cannot afford
so important a link in our coast
vise cominunicatio to remain in
the hands of any European organ
ization, which would naturally con
sult foreign interests rather than
our own. The Central American
republics are now friendly to us,
although sparsely inhabited and
without development. The com
pany constructing and managing
an interoccunic canal would soon
wield an influence paramount to
the local government, and the
policy of the latter might become
subservient thereto and inimical
During the existence of the
Panama Railroad it has been
deemed a necessity for our gov
ernment to keep armed forces al
most constantly at both ends of
the transit, and these forces have
often been lauded and kept on
shore indeGnitely for the protec
tion of life and nrouertv. If this
lias been the case with a rail
road managed by permanent em
ployes and with a hinall native
population, what may we expect
when five to ten thousand laborers
of various nationalities are congre
gated there, subject to a lax po
lice control, suffering from mala
rial fevers, discontented, mutinous,
and with a free supply of native
agua ardienu-? Add thereto a
greatly increased native popula
tion, and we have all the elements
needing military power to control
them in emergencies.
When the Count ie Lessep's
company have purchased the
Panama railroad, which they have
agreed to do as a preliminary step,
we no longer" huve large Ameri
can interests to protect tliere. It
will be natural, and indeed neces
sary; for him to call upon ilie
French government to protect the
enterprise, as we have protected
the railroad company on many
occasions. The French govern
ment, loth during and after con
struction, will find it necessary to
station armed forees at both ends
and on the line of the canal.
After landing then forces a few
times, what more natural than
that they should see the advantage
and economy of having thee troops
in barracks on shore always with
in call! If it is claimed that the
French government accepts no
responsibility in this connection,
why has it already appointed an
oflicial agent to oversee the initi
ation of the work? If. at the end
of our late internal war, our
government deemed it necessary
to request the French to promptly
leave Mexico merely contin
guous territory how much more
important that the' should not be
placed in a position completely
controlling our coastwise com
merce, and establishing, first their
influence, then their power, and
lastly, if we are quiescent, their
ilag on the American isthmus!
Are the American people prepared
for this? The late William H.
Seward, than whom no brighter
intellect ever graced American
history, was wont to say that the
Pacific ocean is to be the scene of
nan's greatest achievements. Are
"we prepared to have the key
thereto in foreign hands? Every
American heart will say say, and
honor the patriotism of President
.Hayes and General Grant when
'they Tdresee these results and.point
them owt to their countrymen.
Nor is a large army and navy a
necessity in the maintenance of
the Monroe doctrine; on the con
trary, both would become a neces
sity were it to le disregarded.
The United States have a moral
prestige sufficient to create a re
sjMct for our rights and interests,
and it is far !ettei to meet at
tempted European domination on
this continent with a decisive neg
ative now titan to object thereto
after it iias passed the initiative.
It matters little where tle capital
comes from to construct an intero
ceanic canal, but a due respect for
our national and ttaditional policy,
as well as for our national pride,
should indicate the propriety uf its
accomplishment through an Amer
ican organization; and it is a poor
compliment to our discernment
that we are to be kept quiescent
by an "American Branch," which
can any day be voted out of exist
ence at the headquarters of the
Panama Canal company in Paris!
Americans will not fail to appre
ciate the words of one who has
proved himself worthy of their pa
triotic regard: "1 commend an
American canal on American soil,
to the American people!"
and bones of the
fossil elephants found in Europe
were assigned in the sixteenth,
seventeenth, and eighteenth cen
turies to giants, and many are the
stories which were commonly te
ported about them as, for exam
ple, that of the giant of Dauphine,
in the reign of Louis XIV. His
remains were discovered by a sur
geon, who stated that the' were
enclosed in an enormous sepulchre
covered with a stone slab, bearing
the inscription Teidobochxis rex;
and that in the vicinity there were
also found coins or medals, all of
which showed the remains to be
those of a giant kins: of the
Cimbri, w!h fought against Mar
ius. However, the original owner
of these bones, thought not of
the coins, was proved to have
been an elephant. The story of
Teutobochus is even excelled by
that of another giant, railed the!
giant of Lucerne, whose remains
were dug up and exainied by a
eeUlratfd professor of Basle, w1k
described them as of human
origin, and was skilful enough to
put them together so as to resem
ble a giant not less than twenty
six feet high. For some time the
deluded eoplc of Lucerne paid
homage to this elephantine pro
digy, until the scales were removed
from their eyes by lilumunbach,
who ronounced to their astonish
ment that the giant, as it lay in
state at the Jesuits" college, was
but the skeleton of an elephant.
Marvel not that 1 say uut you, 3'e
must pay the printer. Vlievor
uotdoctuth to i3' the printer, hath
not eternal life aiming in him. Who
hath sorrow, who hath woe, who hath
the nightmare! They wlu forget to
render unto the printer his just dues.
If a man live many years and piryeth
not for The Astokiax, behold he
shall not die 111 pence till he huth re
stored to the printer that which he
--.Never ? Mioppnitf witliout con
suiting the advertisinji columns of The
ASTORIA. Thej will tell you where
Uie best bnrgnins are to he had, and just
what merchants are alive and doing
Circuit Court IJlanlo. County
Court Blauks, Justice Court Blanks.
Shipping Blanks, 3Iiscellaneoiu Blanks,
Deeds, Mortgages, etc, for Sale at The
329 Bpavins on Horses all cured
by Kendall's Spavin Cure. Read
Lawyers briefs primed in
style, at The Astoriax office.
deeds at The As-
irec .your legal blanks at, The
Astoiuax office. A full line-of.oYer
It is moonlight on the hill. From
out the Uees a gentle zephyr
cro?i5 to rob the hyacinth of its
perfumed breath, and adowu the
garden walk the whippoorwill
lends his monotone of sadness to
the balmy night. Sleep, with
brooding wings, sit silent o'er the
scene. But hark! it is the tink
ling guitar, strummed by the love
ly Augustus. Ue comes. Beneath
the vine-clad window in the ghost
ly gloaming he pauses, and up the
fiower-trellised wall he shocts a
mclancltoiy tenor fraught with the
passionate inquiry, "must 1 leave
thee here alone?" No answer
returns save the haunting echo and
the low clicking of a distant door.
The scene chages.
It is the back yard tableau. A
white robed old man bends over
a chained dog, and soothes his too
eager spirit as he loosens the col
lar. A low voice says "sice-eeek
him, Bull take a short cut round
the rose bush." And the old man
is alone. The clatter of a fallen
guitar comes from the front; a
sound like the rush of a steeple
chase nearing a hedge is borne
back. and neck and neck
two fiirures cross the picket
fence to disappear down the
dim prospective of the de
serted street. Then the old man
meets Bull as he returns on the
outer walk, and removes in a dis
couraged manner a dark object
from his foaming mouth, while the
animal retires to his kennel in si
lence. The door opens and shuts
on the white robed form, and all
is still again. But as he gets in
bed and shores the old lady's foet
out of a warm place, he mutters,
"Bull is gettin' old, an' serenades
don't pay divydends like they
used to. but if the business keeps
up, 1 thing you will be justified in
startin' another patch-work quilt,
Maria. The last fellow left real
"What sorter sample did you
"Tolerable fair. There was a
long strip with a pistol-pocket
1, ,. . :. j -,i ,
hnngiii to it. and one gnllus'
In Hiutethiitg written we lwive an
imlitfiitct reodfoctiou f lwtVin uuMte j '' hare litem than one wlio does not do
reforvMCt; to a "eiteral tliitt!OH ' Advertising lm at least one uood
aiming K.ys m tnr teeiw. ms wdl Mt""fy""afiiw-
lniys f maturur veans. m enlighten .i- , , ,
and kk the world with their pm-i y re lverttsers aWe U sell
-...wi 1. 11 c ,u 1 ii- at the lowest nrieesV Is it not because
f.Hind knoHlede.if thelmriwaiMlhislLVv oWai tfR. lsRWSt custom, br the
history. Our lnmks ami newspapers j in st re-a-xHiable expenditure, ami are
are full of this kind of literature, and! really able to buy lower than their neigh
it varies in stvle from the production ! Lmrs- -Many jieople jma.eine sthattlieef-
the child ac fhool. -'-'ToinfanrSfhe0"
wiih: rh h.trse has tour les and a j on his iower to buy well is often lost
tail; up to the eloquent tribute of the j iKht of.
scludar when he quotes from .leb: That j ,
his neck itclothed with thunder an4l" " TTT.-t-, .vn,i'o
,1 1 ..,- u;.. :i. : .. :i.i,
iii- 5"ji " n
He smelleth the
nostrils is tumble. !
luil-'lik tN ikY f tin '
of the captains xnd the'
n-.w.,. ,1.,. . -
trcnies rif the
a'trvnttl IIIWU !. l-.V"
child at his first school
and the irofeioual
ier' imidOit pre-
literature, we have ev
Itciition, and each profeasiiii; to have
iimM-Kd the whole subject. A? Wt,
approach the close of this nineteenth
contury. we be-in to look for some-;j
l,""5 etirr in ims uemriiueiii:
knowledge fnmi those who assume
IntiMwf " At.l ; ;- 1... e, l
instruct. And it is to be found
iveuflnlls treatise on the horse, sent
by mail to any persmi tor twenty-live
cents, postage paid. Apph to The
Astokiax othce, or address D. C.
land. Astoria. Oregon.
SSf All citizens ot" Oregon who desire
to inform their friends in the states of
the condition and progress of this state,
can have no more complete and compre
hensive volume of facts to end them
ianby subscribing for this journal,
id bavins us mail it wp-kly to their
tends. c mail it :us directed. For
S3 00 in advance, we mail three copies
01 iiik iri-.EK...Y.-rroi.iAxoneyear.
tSJTThore, is not now any better news
paper, nor one more consistently de
voted to the building up of the country
than The Astokiax. At the price of
Two Dollars per year it is the chcijiest
as well as the best. With your aid and
encouragement we shall be able to make
further improvements to enhance its
Geld of usefulness.
arranty deeds quit claim, deeds
and mortgages, for sale at this office
They tell us tliat matches are
made in heaven, but somehow they
never smell that way when you
When a -fellow goes out of a
theatre to see a man, he eats a
little burnt coffee and always finds
his man. When a woman 'looks
under the bed for a man she never
thinks to eat any coffee, and she
"The Associated Press is a great
Jboon, is it not?" asked he. "It is,
indeed, she replied, in soft. tones;
"George and I laid one all last
winter, but papa came in one
night before Georire could take
his arm awav, and acted dread
fully." Commissioner LeDuc
plant his reports earlier
season. That for 1S?9
issued, and it rather takes the ex
citement out of an agricultural
report to have it come along a year
or two behind time. Philadelphia
The young reporter who wrote
that an ice-house caught fire, and
in half an hour thousands of tons
of ice were reduced to ashes, ought
to. have been in Cincinnati the
other day, when five large ice
houses, each holding 4.000 tons
were burned, the flames spreading
so rapidly that the workmen barely
escaped with their lives. The ice,
it is stated by a local reporter was
so "badly injured by the heat,
smoke and soot that it was consid
erably damaged." Like enough
it wiil all have to be melted and
frozen over again. Detroit Free
l;.ini! - t
-NcwjaiK.r advertising is n .
- .-fib". lvix:-meini h'vmsj?;iiUi in
. .ww x-ttrs a- the imt elective
. -la- -oHrinjj fiir their wares a wkla
vosnhinn of their merit-.
fr-" An advertisement, said ono of
! -n.s- niies. "lias ait effect like that of
y vz ii'ir-KV to the water vim niav do
-. Ihr ihi e-nmiot make them drink.'
: Imii you certainly cannot do so if
mi do ihk take them to water. It is
!i.i i stj.n thl.ii' to do UuiL
irYe are alum's ready to publish
death notices, if the friends of the de
ce4il will cim! in the particulars, such
as name date of death, aire. etc. This
j is. we think, as little as they cs
I s much a.scan lie exiiectitfof 1
UwiMnry notices imJt be imidl
(V can do. and
I of us. Lenz
j fc-I,mk at it as you will, advertis
j hui carrier with it a certain moral in
j ilneuce. Mt intiple cannot resist tho
I itt!nrtfe-iftn Tliut n limit tvlui iilcii-ficii i
wnre tek of fresh noods. is more like.lv
Have You a Horse? If so.
! X" JUM.MI1 r.II.T(il.TKKN
, m '.,. a.. a a. r.. a -r- .... iiir
,.,,, T,. a ft V ..-- 1-..U.
i i, worili ten times its mt i,.fen one h7iv-
I ,, "'T" .r .n u"an ,f '"! l ltnt "'
I ,,r,:i -jm is
cents aini Hill lie sent iMwtpshl ihi
1 ,a iKir.- ami the n.imev will 1m .elm
i aiyho iiMit thi:ik Unorth its unet-.
Ad.ln:- THE ASTOR1AN OFFICE.
1 con Rpwarri
nvKN ,.Y I)OLI.As aviu. i:k i-xin
01 . j for tin-reeover of each of '.lie. lio.ie
to'fonrnim - imendr.rAiK'li'iriiiuiiiiiia ner
:.. ! near P.rooJcflHd m VeInsla !ast. while
m solmj frill, pmar hn-k t.. lnHBehl. (Hh-
j was twenty-one eats of sv. mimI lil on
lus irsiHi at the time a rlui-k of $jJaiitt
M-ven uiHlars m silver. lli- scs;mhi ht.-.
lweiit-thne years old ami huI a iisitI and
x'veii dollars in Mlver. The C hint w. tMnt-
ftHtr years old and hail three tneiit ihiluir
pold neces. a tweuty-Bvecent Hece.aiHl a
silverwatch. Tlie fourth wis- twiitv-e!-lit
years old and had ". in tjohl. The" aliove
rewanis win we nam nv uh innieriiiei.
' At West Const Pickins Co., Aton:. mMi.
. -m , t ti
j rllOtO&Tapll GrallerV
j O J.
CAKI SIZE PHOTOGRVIMIS.
C .10 Vcv Oor.cn.
S OO Pr Dozen.
Sipecial rates for families.
'ANTED for new
Samples postpaid, 25 cents. Sent from
THE ASTORIAN OFFICE.
TTMY. BK5T QUALrTY, WILL BE SOLD
ptabl to" ait cnltii'w. at
L a? the nundred. or by the box. pnnted or
rs. at x
Tax. AdTOKHX occ.
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
X. W. CASE,
- - - OREGON
FROM S O'CLOCK A. it. UNTIL 4
O'CLOCK P. M.
Home Mutual Insurance Co.,
f. F. Hoi':irro...
C'has. I:. Stoky
.. ... Secretary
.Agent for 0ou
(.no. L. Stoi.y
Capital INiht up
s .100000 00
1. XV. CASH. Agent,
Chenanius street, Astoria. Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of SG7.0OO,000.
A. VAN DUSEN, Agent.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
MEGLER & WRIGHT. Proprietors,
milE PROPRIETORS ARE IlAPPV TO
X announce that the above hotel has been
repainted and refurnished, adding greatly to
the comfort of itsgtiestsaud tsnowthe best
hotel north of San Francisco.
C V. KXOVTI.KS.
PORTLAND. - -
- - OREGON
ZIEBER KN0WLES, Proprietors.
Free coach to and from the house.
iWrTiiK Daily Astokiax i on file at Hie
Clarendon Hotel readinz nNini.
Pioneer Restaurant Hotel.
MAIN STREET. - -.llrs.
S. X. Arrisoiii.
rjnHETRAVEI.INC. Pl'ISLIC WILL J'lNl)
JL the Pioneer first chiss m all respect s.aml
a siiatv of their patronage is respectfully
K?lwnLaiMl iodinjrby the day or week.
The New York Oyster Saloon
Will serve to their customers from this
ae a follow :
TEA? COFFEE, CHOCOLATE.
EaMeni Oystei Always, on Ha int.
And Hill Ik-kept as a lirst clas Oyster Sa
hiHi. 111 Brst clas- si j.
DANIEL C.RANT. Manager.
Fair Wind Coffee Saloon
WATER STREET. ASTORIA.
Next ooor to Dr. Kiiise.
CoiTee. Tea and 4hnco1ate. with
1'aKe. IO tViit.-. .
::ioti CinikcU to Order.
Fine Wine.-. I.iiiunrs ami t'iirars.
Of tlHlMst brands.
HaviH'Z JiM hm-ihI the at xive estxlriisii-
iiHHt we coroiany invite our frhnds ami the
IHiHk fHerally to -ive its a trial.
tl I'OAKD & KVANSON.
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
MAIN STKEKT. ASTOIUA.
T1IK t'N'DKKSICNHH IS PLE.VSK1 TO
announce to the
Ladies and Gentlemen of this City
That he is now rcpared to furnish for them,
111 nrst i'l;it stjle. and every style,
OYSTKSCs.. .ir COKFKK. TEA, ITTC.
Ladies and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
Pleae sive me a call.
KOSCOK DIXON. Proprietor
C. H. STOCKTON.
PAPER HANGING AND WALL COLORING
GLAZING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Shop uct door to Astorian Office, in
For sale ex Warehouse at AMeria or Portland
by BAl-FOl-R. aOTRUIB A Co.,
SS-tf Portland, Oaegon.
I Q- A.
ATTORNEY AT LATV.
Clienamus Street. - ASTOWA, OREGOH
r1 XV. Fl'LTOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTOKIA - - - OREGON
Office over Page & Allen's store, Chs street
T XV. HOItlS.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTORIA .... OREGON
Office over "Warren & Eaton's Astoria Mar
ket, opposite the Occident lintel.
J? V. JIOI.DKX.
AlTTIONEEIt, COMMISSION AND IN
T VAN DUSEN. '
Clieiianius Street, near Occident Hotel,
Agent "Wells, Fargo & Co.
"P P. HICKS.
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON";
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, coruo
of Cass and Siieniociriie .streets.
31. I). JEXXIXUS.
niYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Graduate University or Virginia. 186S.
Physician to Bay View hospital, KaltimoTa
Office In Page & Allen's building, up
I TAY TTJTTI.E. 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office Over the White House Store.
Rksidkxc k Next door to Mrs. Munsoa'i
boarding house, Chenamus street, Astorl
T C. OKCIIAKD.
T A. MvlSTOn.
Occident Hotel Iluililmjc.
ASTOKIA - - OREGON
BAIIY & CO..
Dooii. AVinUowM. lillnilM. Tna-'
MoniH. liimihiH. Etc.
All kinds of Oak Lumber. Glavs-, Rout Ma
Steam Mill near Weston hotel. Cor. Gen
evive and Astor streets.
1 G. FAIKFOWL & SON,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS
Portland and Astoria, Oregon.
Refer by permission to Rogers. Meyers &. Co,
Allen t Lewis. CorbittJcMacIeay,
Occident Hotel Hair Dressing Sal'oor
ASTOKIA - OIJEOON.
Hot, Cold, Miower.
SJ-pceiael attention given toladIe'and
liiHlren's hair cuttitijr.
Private Entrance for Indies.
KCHT AJin siiei:
Ciiknaxcs Stukkt. opposite Adler's Book
store. - Astoria, Okkcon.
S3T Perfect fit.i guaranteed All work
vuii ranted. t;ie me a trial. All orders
T. F. CULLEN and C E. BARNESF
VIOLIN, PIANO, GUITAR, COR
NET AND BANJO,
Would like a few pupils on either of the
Term Right lessons for live dollars.
EsyOrders left at Stevens- & Soils book
store uill he promptly attended to-
J. T. B0RCHERS,
CONCOMLY STREET. ASTOKIA.
Mauuf cturerand Packer of
CAVIAR, SMOKED SALMON.
Cash paid for fresh
ULACK STURGEON SPAWN.
Sjnoked SturKCon, and smoked Salmon put
up in tins to ship to any part of the world.
Also, trout liait (salmon ejrgs) put up in mb
and warranted to keep anv length of time.
Depot at Rogers Central Market, corner
C:l ami Cheiuinias .streets. Astoria.
AT MUSIC HALL,
S3. 3l- QTJiig-iNr.
3fAIT, MFLJ. FEED A?il HAT
Cash paid for country produce. SraaS
profits on cash sales. Astoria, Oregon, cor
ner of Main and Squemocahe streets.
The undersigned is prepared to furnlali
a large number 01 Spiles and Spara at Os
place on short notice, at reasonable rates.
Apply to CO. CAPLES.