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THURSDAY MARCH Si, 1SS1
Destruction of our Forests.
A wiitcr in a recent nunilier of
the Baptist Review calls attention
lo the rapid destruction of Ameri
can forests, and to the necessity
of some legislation to arrest it be
fore it is too late. It is undoubt
edly true tliat within the last half
century our timber lands have
been growing less and less; and it
is the opinion of all who have
given any attention to the subject
that, at the present rate of des
truction, the lesources of our for
f csts will be destroyed before many
years. It is a fact to-day that
onlv four of the twenty-six states
east of the liocky mountains can
furnish supplies beyond what is
needed for themselves.
The figures quoted by Mr.
Thompson, the writer of the article
referred to, are full of significance 3
and apparently trustworty. " c
can only sum them up in a general
-way. The four great timber states
are Maine, Michigan, "Wisconsin
and Minnesota. Of these the first
is nearly stripped of her valuable
timber, and the lumbermen aic
compelled to cut the young trees
which should be allowed to form
the seed for a future growth. In
Ohio, between the years lS5o and
3S70 there were cleared over i,
200,000 acres equal to one-sixth
the area of the entire state, and
equivalent to the removal of the
timber from an entire count each
year. Between 1870 and 1S7S
OTer 4,500,000 arres of timber had
teen cleared. The demand for
white pine upon the northern sec
tions of Michigan and "Wisconsin
has been so great that it is iot be
lieved that the supply can last
longer than six or seven years.
- All the timber lands near the lead
ins streams have been long since
cleared. As to Canada: "A gen
tleman who has traveled over the
territory says there is not from the
province of Manitoba to the gulf
of St. Lawrence enough spruce,
pine, hemlock, ash, oak, elm, and
other commercial woods to supply
the whole consumption of the Uui
ted States for three years."
The value of the annual cutting
.from the American forests is near
S1,0003000,000, which is consumed
-in a thousand different ways.
Over 100,000,000 cords are used
for fuel. In 1S71 ten thousand
acres were stripped to supply Chi
cago alone. To supply the de
mands of the railroads in the state
of New York, o0,000 acres of
woodland have been cleared in a
single year. Then the annual
losses by forest fires are something
enormous. The loss by the fires
of 1S71 which swept over "Wis
consin, Michigan and New York
is estimated at over 215,000,000.
Jn J87G, and again in 1870, Penn
sylvania suffered terribly from
these forest fires, which in 1S7C
destroyed timber in value beyond
computation in New Hampshire,
Vermont, Massachusetts, "Wiscon
sin, and New Jersey. In 1S7S the
woods on lake Superior were afire
almost continuously for 1G0 miler.
These figures give a general idea
of the importance of a proper care
being taken of our forest lands
and of the immense annual demand
Dr. Carver, Scott and Reeve
Smith, manager of the Brighton
aquarium, have entered into the
following agreement: Smith gives
a prize of 2000 to "be shot for
under the following conditiens:
Carver and Scott are to shoot in
thirty contests at 50.000 glass balls
hi any towns of Great Britain
Smith may select, thirt' contests
to be concluded within two months
from date. The first one winner
is to receive 1500 and loser 500.
Smith will supply glass balls and
cartridges, and Carver and Scott
guns, traps and assistants.
Get your legal blanks at
Astojiiax office. A full lme o!
Awo hundred styles.
"Mistakes of the Compositor."
Some one has taken the pains
to collect for the Chicago Times
some of the more famous typo
graphical blunders of recent days
of the proof-reader on the Hcr
xkl who underscored the line of
the. hymn "Hark, The Herald
angels sing!" so as to give due
credit to his own paper; of tlie
World's report of political meet
ing "the snouts (for shouts) of
10,000 democrats rent the air," of
Oath's Fourth of July oration
about the effect of the immortal
declaration 'penned by Titomas
Jefferson at which "TIkmurs reel
ed," he was made to say, instead
of "thrones reeled;" a local re
porter represented Talmage as
reading the well known hymn thus:
"Nearer, by God, to thee!"' Instead
of the fiat of the Almighty, a New
York paper spoke of "fist of the
Almighty."5 Another paper de
clared that the Meeker massacre
was caused, not as the dispatch
said, "by the farmers pulling down
the Indians' tents and corrals,"' but
"the Indians' beets and carrots.'
Out west the obituary of a right
reverend "prelate" was described
as "the death of a pirate;" in a
sermon a clergyman was an
nounced as preaching about "a
woman clothed in scantitv" instead
of sanctity; and the subject, 'In
fluence of Rome on the Formation
of Christianity," got into prut as
the '-Influence of Rum upon the
Digestion of Humanity." The
compiler should have added to his
collection the story of the Con
necticut editor w!k wrote what he
thought; an unusually fine article
entitled, "Is There No Balm in
Gilead?' and awoke next morning
to sec it read "Is There No Barn
Taken for Granted.
The habit of taking cvcrvthinr
for granted is very damaging. A
young professional man takes it
for granted that veneering instead
of solid acquirements will enable
him to succeed, because there are
so many notorious examples of
men's risinir and maintaining them
selves in public life through pure
audacity, native wit, and utter
lack of conscience. He will find
too late that it won't do to plan
and risk a career by the exceptions
rather than the rule. The farmer
keeps no accounts crops his farm
according to the season, or last
year's markets, or his" neighbor's
success takes it for granted that
the laws of nature and of trade
will accommodate themselves to
his necessities sinks deeper into
debt, and wonders why farming
dosen't pay. And so on to the
end; men are not willing to pay
The Nautical Gazette says:
Great Britain has, at the present
time, sixty-five ironclad ships of
all classes in her navy, thirty-three
of which were built in private ship
yards, while of the machinery of
these vessels not one engine for
the ileet was built in a British
navy yard. Many of these vessels
have been rebuilt or altered, and
have received very extensive re
pairs at these private ship yards
and machine shops. Millions of
pounds sterling have in this man
ner been paid into the hands of
British ship-builders, who, in turn,
have invested their capital in
building merchant steamers in
which to monopolize the carrying
trade of the world. The Britisl
people have never complained of
thus subsidizing their ship-building,
nor have her legislators risen
up and denounced them, as those
who were robbing the public funds.
England fosters and guards the
interests of her ship-builders with
jealous care, well knowing that in
these establishments lies a greater
power than that of all her standing
armies and police.
A suit was brought in the United.
States district court, in San Francisco
last week, 03 W. J. Adams, against
the Bollingham I3a3' company, to re
covor 17,000 damages resulting from
a collision of the bark Gextnania with
the bark Oregon, in the straits of
Fuca, in March, 1880, whereby the
latter vessel was rendered a total
milK t NDERSIGNED HEREBY GIVES
JL notice that ho has been appointed 1
the CHint -court of Clatsop county. Oregon,
5MlMunMr.it or of Uk iMatc of John Cam de
ceased. All iH-txms Ji.uing I.um ajsuit-t
ail trttati arc ivqmtvtl to preei.t the -sime
m ith iror owner w it hiu m month f nun
this dale to t In iiiulcriigmil at Astoria. Cl..t
mm count . Orvyoii. ami all owing aid es
tate an required to make immediate pa -HM-nt
ami Hint oer allmons:iml effects.
AMHia, Oregon. March 2i. 1-M. .2-ilit.H 4t
T. AY. STECHHAN - Uee .md Mauaaer
o.k MWSIT OX'LY :
MONDAY. JIARCIl 28.
ESPINOSA G0lRT COMPANY
i:n;E"KM HITZ . ltiiie Manager
1. Io. tr o li mo. Rondo n7.l . .Chopin
Auj:. Zfcli and M. Etina.
i Carolina, "laosi" frfmnml
3. llano Solo. First TatanUNk: Mills-
i. VnHvlk Solo. Iten-tt Schroder
". Smr. "Oner Again"- . .Sullivan
Mi- Sylvia CcrrHlt.
1. llano :olo. Cawve o. HI. . Kuttftt
2. PtH't Hunter' SHg KwkuH
Mivs Ijuvii-utan ami Mis GerrMt.
3. YMim-rUo i. N'octnmv Daxirtolf
I. Smg, M tu savais . Knife
Miss .lemty Ijtmhman.
s. Trio a. Andante o. l"ret..MtiMleKirtli
iFor Itatw. VfoUn ami Yio)imcl!o.)
MessiN. Evjmidna. Conr-'ii and Schmidt.
Rcscn od M-als One Dollar. Bi hect will
open at AtlltfS Alltsic stoic.
OEALKD 1'ROrOSM-S WILL BE RK
O ccicl ltv the uiiilersigiKiI at the ottkv of
the Auditor and Clerk of the city of Astoria,
until Frwlaj. March iMh. is-l. at 2 o'clock r.
v.. for tltc iHMnliu'4 of ail pri-meis that ma
be conRneil in the cil v jail fr one ear from
Aim! 1st. ihi. BiN must state :1k rkt! per
hhmI. liach l'il inn-t a!-o In accomMiiucl
with a guarantee siticd h twore-tonslule
tax iwncts to the ctlcci that if i1k contract
1m awntcil to sucli Imhicr. that !h- Hill
within rm -eight iMHirs after notiCf of Mtch
aw-anl iiuVr Into contract therefor with
good ami -nflSciciit Mirctn- for its faithful
perftHwam-i-. IV light to reject anj ami
all bids is licn-lij r-crcd.
W. 1). BAKFi:.
Committer tm Health and I'ottcc.
March!. 11. -td
c?kai.i:i) pkoi'osals will be be
O eched y tin nndcrsiened at the tlkv f
the Auditor ami Clerk of tin cit of Astoria,
nntil Matrh -25tii. l&t.at 2 o'clock i. M..for
the fumMrine of Cal Oil A I. ami I) chim
wy and A. It and I) v.icks for tlie lamps of
the dt for one j car form April W. 1SI.
Bids must state tin price jmt jralloti for coal
nil: the price jkt dozen for A. B ami I)
ciritttnexs : and the jmcc er do7en for A, B
ami 1) H kks. Each 14d miiNt hIm Ik? accom
IwuhnI with a ianintce signed 1 two r
ltnsilile t.i pcucrsKi tlieetffH't that if the
ctHitnw't 1h awanled to mk-1 Iddder. that he
will within fort eight hours after iHKk-e of
such award-enter into cttntract tliercfor with
gMHl ami stifflcienl snrctio for the sum of
VM for the faithful Hrforinauce of the -on-tract.
The rlit to rej'Ct anv ami all Iwds i-
herein reveneil. A. !. Kl'EXABTH.
W. B. HEADINGTON.
XC. I). I'.AKEi:.
Conunittee a I'.ibln rr5Hrt.
larcii '22, lfsM. v-tl
Notice to Cannerymen.
CANXEltYMEN ABE HEBEBY infotmed
that I am preiiared to funiMi pnmptly
any number of i hineM.' lalxirers eviK'riPiMretl
in the work of iMckinc room, bath room, tin
4oporiv other ih-iirtmcut ot acanncr.
All amplications b lettcrtH- othcrwiM will Ik
supplied at any uoint mi the river.
Address . Ql'ONG MAN WA & CO.,
City Assessor's Notice.
CITY TAX I'AYEBS ABE REQUESTED
to fill out their blanks and hand them in
as soon as jossible. Also, to be particular if
any indebtedness is claimed, to state on the
return the amount, and give the name or
uanes of the party or parties to whom the
same is due, as the law requires.
02-2w CHj Assessor.
MAGNUS 0. CROSBY,
SAMABE, IM, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
Flute ai Steam Fitters
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD' STRIP LEAD,
SHEET IRON, TIN AND COPPER,
Stoves, Tin Ware and .House
JOBBING JN SHEET IRON, TIN. COP
PER, PLUMBING end STEAM FITTING
Done with r.eatness and dispatch.
NiMH but flrst dnss workmen Mipkj cnl.
A large nortwcnt of
Constantly u liand.
H. GARTWRIGHT & SON,
BOILER MAKERS AND SHEET
SiFOKE STACKS MADE TO ORDER
Vats Ijincil anil Other Cannery
All repairs completed in the best stle on
sliort notice. Adjoining McLeans blacksmith
LETTER UEAD PAPER,
"PRINTED OR PLAIN, OF THE BEST
1 jl. qnuity at
The Astokus cfiee.
Wholesale aiul Retail Dealer
id t in
BLOCK TIN, PIG LEAD,
GUM BOOTS, RICE, ETC., ETC.,
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
ASTORIA. - - OKEf.'OZV.
Dr. Warner's Health
only Ik purchased in
( f "li I Jla-sonk Hall 1.
r ijC 1 nerof Main and
V- i streets.
IRISH FLAX THREADS
Salmon Bet Twine.
Cotton Seine Twine,
Cork and Lead Lines,
Cotton Netting, all sizes.
Seines Made to Order,
Flax and Cotton Twine,
Fishing Tackle, etc.
oil Market Street. Han Franclnco
HENRY DOYLE & Co.. Managers.
Ghas. Stevens & Soni
CITY BOOK STOKE.
In room lately occupied by
Largest ani Best Assortment
Of novelties in the stationary line usually
found in a first-class book .store, consisting of
BOOKS. FINE STATIONERY,
GOLD 1EN OOODS, ALHU.MS.
AH of which will be sold at prices v.hich
1. S. Tlie latest Eastern and California
periodicals constantly on hand.
CHAS.STEVENS Jfc SON.
Comer Main and Chenamus Streets,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
JOSEPH RODCRS &. SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE V0STENH0LM
and other Enrfhh Cutler;.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Meershaum Pipes, etc,
A fine stock of
IVatPhc and Jewelry. Finnic aud
Breech Loading Shot Guns and
Klfle.s, ilcvolvern. Pistols,
ALSO A mE
Assortment of fine SPECTACLES and EYE
THE DAILY AND WEEKLY
TESPECTD AND COMMENDED
Impartiality, Ability, Fairness and Reliability.
THE PAPER EOR THE COMMERCIAL MAN,
FOR THE FARMER, FOR THE MECHANIC,
FOR THE MERCHANT, FOR EVERY PERSON.
T Kit 31 S: JBY JIAIL.
IfOsTAOR KKEK TO ALT. SCIlSCRIUHlfcO
DAILY, ONE COPY ONE YEAR
DAILY, ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS
"WEEKLY. ONE COPY ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE 2 00-
WEEKLY, ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS 1 00
iiiTTotiHa.ster are amiiori'ed to act asasents for Tiir Atoriax.
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE
FASTEST ANJ) BEST IRESSES,
AND TYPE OF THE ZATES'J STYLES.
ttB- "We purchase Bajter, CanK Ink, and other materials of the mamtfactmers
AT LOWEST J.lVirVC; RAT1!.
Ami can therefore atTord to use. as we alwas do. the Lest articles, while vliarsnig
Cards. Envelopes, Circulars, Bill Heads and Letter Heads.
THE EVERY DAY WAXTS OF THE COUNTING ROOM AND THE
WORK SHOP ARE SUPPLIED AT PRICES WHICH CAN
NOT RUT GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL.
E. K. H
E. R. HAWES,
TWO DOORS EAST OF OCCIDENT,
TKBNGMRD & UPSHUR
Builders I General
PAINTS. OILS, ETC.
AUENCY OF THE
Imperial Mills Flour and FeedJSHOPi&
nt r. . -. a,
unenamus aireet, wear umey,
PLAIN AD ORNA3IENTAL
IE9 IjAS T 3E3 E.E JEL
Orders left at the Occident Hotel, or at my
Wareliotise.foot of Benton Street, promptly
T.IME, SAXD, BRICK, PLASTER, LATH,
-" Cement, and all materials in my line,
furnished to order.
"Special attention paid to Furnace work
and Ranges. Cistern work warranted good
or no pay.
"AsntSan Juan andNewTacomaLime.
ALL FOR ITS
- 3 00
2 Cannery Supplies of all Kinds.
a2i 'vitlif f. tluk kiKk1.-otkjl
" T T T,r 1W,
SSish i'loscts, tow Closets, and
IRON PIPES AND FITTINGS OF
Brass Goods, Hose, Etc.,
Water Closets, Bath Tubs, Etc,
ALL WORK WARRANTED
TARXiSBES iiD JAPANS
THE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOIt
s:Ue nn hand and to arrhe direct from
English Lustre Black Varnish,
Turpentine Asphaltum Varnish,
Benzine Asphaltum Varnish,
No. 1 Turpentine, in Barrels,
Brown Japan, in Barrels,
No. 1 Coach, in Barrels.
Vhite Damar. in Barrels,
Coach Varnishes, in Cases.
icic Aliihiiiiate Paint,
FOR IRON AND AVOOD WORK.
JAMES LALDLAW & CO.,
IO X J-'ront Street, Portland.
ARNDT & FEECBEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Only Machine Shop
And the best im i
In the citv. rt??.
I "" -Ki
All kinds of
I'romptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
J ilACIUNE SnOP, NEAR KINNEY'S AS
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
AZL KIXDS OF FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. 1 oot of Benton street. Astoria;