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TUESDAY APRIL 12, 1SS1
The Italian government lias of
fered a prize of 300,000 francs for
an effectual remedy for the ravages
of the parasite insect that is afiiict-
5np- the orange and lemon trees of
Italy, and a wealthy Italian has
added 100,000 francs to the offer.
The investment companies or
ganized in New York are after tlic
onodel of the financial companies
of London. Their 'business is of
a banking nature, and consists in
the transaction of brokerage be
tween the general public in search
of investments of capital, ami
xailways and other fiscal coqwra
tions requiring large loans of
"We presume the best way to
view the munificent subscription
purse for Gen. Grant s as a matter
-with which the public has no con
cern. If the Goulds and the
Vanderbilts wish to give their
money to Gen. Grant it is their
affair, and if Gen. Grant wishes
to take their money it is his affair.
If we may, however, be allowed a
-word on the subject, it is that Gen.
Grant would be a much greater
man in the eyes of his country
men if he had politely- but firmly
-told these gentlemen that he was
well able tocarn his own living,
and was not in need of assistance.
The Illinois legislature varied
the monotony brought about by a
farcical railroad investigation, by
entertaining bills calculated to
provoke risibility. A superlative
ly funny man one day introduced
a bill to protect pecan trees from
the ravages of school boys; an
other put a high tariff on treating,
by introducing an act to prohibit
it, under heavy penalties, and later
the climax was reached by the
introduction of a bill to prohibit
cyprians from driving or riding in
any street in any city in the state
under heavy fines at first and im
prisonment for the third offense.
The people of Indiana have
again adopted an amendment to
their state constitution changing
the time of holding the state elec
tions from October to November.
The Supreme court now has an
other opportunity to override the
-will of the people, and retain the
tate as an October straw to show
which way the presidential wind is
blowing. But it is not likely the
decision of the people will be re
versed this time. The October
Indications last year were such
that democrats would have felt
quite as comfortable had they
awaited the November result with
out data. Besides, with Indiana a
November state, it will be possible
for democratic national conventions
to be more fortunate in selecting
their candidates. Indiana demo
crats must be content to be less
-indispensable than heretofore.
A feeble corpse, who has in
some way obtained a few type and
started on the road as a reformer,
seems to be inflicted, with 'what
Macaulay calls "a pruriency for re
nown," and is itching for some sort
-of notice at our hands. Thk As
torian has never attacked this
prevaricator in any shape or form
whatever. If the garment cut fit
ted his shape let him wear it. The
Astorian, to be up with the times,
has no space, nor a moment to
spare in quarreling with, nor bring
ing to notice such class of journal
ist, nor the porous plaster which
he thinks he is editing. Besides
this, we are naturally of a cheerful
and happy disposition, and it chills
us. and fills our svstem full of
damp uncomfortable gloom, to
enter a cemetery and wrestle with
the worm-eaten fragments of a
""late lamented." Therefore, withJ
uncovered head and muffled foot
steps we leave the crumbling relic
3eneath the bending willow, and
'gladly emerge -into the living,
breathing world. "Cursed be he
who would speak unkindly of a
The Rivers and Harbors.
If we could believe that the op
position to the river and harbor
bill reprosened any genuine, if
novel,impulse of patriotism and of
public virtue, there might" be some
allowance made for the spirit if
not for the method of the opposi
tion. It is the duty of every leg
islator to prevent, by all reasonable
means, what lte believes to be the
reckless waste of public money,
and there arc a great many items
in the river and harbor appropri
ation which no rational congress
would approve of on their own
merits. But the gentlemen who
distinguish themselves by their op
position to extravagance in this
matter, and who attitudinize as re
trenchers and reformers, found no
difficulty in reconciling their con
sciences to a new pension law sup
posed to be good for o00,000,000
before they get through with it,
and those who are mostcornful in
their denunciation of tide-water
creeks and push-boat rivers are
the hungriest in th whole lot
when it is a question of a pub
lic building in the district .and
of a trilling appropriation
in the name of the dear old flag.
There are appropriations in the
river and harbor bill which the
country could well dispense with,
but this is not what the minority
were aiming at. They were like
the bear in tlie fable that took up
the stone to kill a fly on its master's
head and cracked his skull in kill
ing the fly. They were angry
against the small appropriations,
but the stone tney pick up was
bir cnouffh to kili the whole
appropriation, and it looked very
nitich as if their concern Avas not
to prevent useless appropriations
but to prevent all appropriations.
It is possible that the only way to
prevent the useless appropriations
is to prevent all appropriations,
but if this is so it is certainly a
great deal better to let the bill
go through with all its faults
than to deprive the country of
needed improvementsbocause their
views cannot be met in the matter
of spending a few hundred thou
There were two issues involved
inihe struggle in the senate over
this appropriation. The first was
the question as to the policy of an
annual appropriation for the im
provement of our rivers and har
bors. If there are any statesmen
who are opposed to all improve
ment of any nature whatsoever; if
there are any patriots whose views
on retrenchment compel them to
object to the appropriation of a
single dollar; let them say so in
the campaign, and be elected on
that issue or defeated. But when
they get te congress they should
recognize that the great majority
of congressmen are in favor of the
river and harbor bill because tho
great majority of their constituents
are in favor of it, and with its
faults and excrescences it repre
sents pretty accurately that public
sentiment which is consulted at
every biennial election. The river
and harbor bill represents the best
shape in which such a measure can
bepassed through its various stages
The second question involved was
much more serious in its nature,
being essentially the question
wfrJch has agitated and almost
revolutionized the British house of
commons. It is the question
whether a small and factious mi
nority of eitfrcr house, or of both
houses, shall be permitted, under
any pretext or in support of any
principal, to prevent xthe clear and
undoubted majority of their body
from proceeding with ijecessary
legislation, and to accomplish this
bv the use of what are known' as
obstructive tactics. "When he
question of Irish obstruction canfc
up in parliament, and when the
venerable and conservative body
felt itself compelled to throw
aside its time-honored precedents
and assured safeguards to protect
itself against a desperate minority,
a e little thought that in a month
the same question would present
itself in ourcapitol. But that was
a part of the issue on the river and
harbor bill, and it did not end with
the final adoption of that muti
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ETC.. ETC., ETC.,
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Wholesale and retail dealers iu
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Tlie largest and most complete stock of
goods in their line to be found in the city.
Corner of Cass and Squeraocqhc Streets,
CHINCH0NA RUBRA, AND CALIFORNIA
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See onr local columns lor particular, and
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(Successor to Blood & Lee.)
CLATSKANIE, - - OREGON.
I" now prepared to receh e orders for
. FLOATS, BUOYS
Copper Handles, Mallets, Etc.
I hae been engaged iu making floats, etc..
for the nat fUc ears. and my work has al
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fill all orders promptly, and on .short notice
at the lowest prices, always underselling
other factories according to quality of goods.
Orders left with
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Oraddrcssed to the undersigned, will re
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First Class Saloon,
CHICAGO BREWERY DEPOT,
On tlie Roadway, opposite the Oregon Rail
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No. 1 Turpentine, in Barrels,
Brown Japan, in Barrels.
No. 1 Coach, in Barrels,
White Damar. in Barrels,
Coach Varnishes, in Cases.
Silicic Alumhmte Paint,
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