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TUESDAY -..OCT. 11, 1881
J. F. HALLORAX
Our "Heathen Schools."
In a religious exchange the last
issue at hand publishes with ap
proving editorial comment a com-
munication which, among a good
many other similar statements,
says: "So far as our public school
system is concerned, it cannot be
denied that the children who at
tend these schools are being put
through a course of instruction
from which they will graduate as
so many cultivated heathens."
"Whether this is simply the private
opinion of the writer or whether
he has superior sources of informa
tion to others is unnecessary to in
quire: the facts are in direct con
tradiction to his statement. Moral
instruction, which is the essence of
true religion, is inculcated in every
department, in every grade of the
ij! common school system cf our
oountry. The three natural pow
ers of the mind are will, memory
and understanding. Education is
the evolution of these mental
faculties. "From chaos sprang
cosmos," in the long gone rcons of
ages that were illimitable in their
extent before the twilight dawn of
our planet's recorded history. As
in the material so in the mental
world, and the great marshalling
and arranging of forces is going on
every day on as relatively great a
scale in. the brains of that grand
army of the republic that daily
files through the corridors of our
public schools. It is the province
of the public schools to so in
cuicate moral instruction, to so
guide and direct the growth of
moral perception that the young
may see and realize the desirability,
the beauty, the necessity and good
sense of so living that all the good
possible may be got out of life.
And this the public schools da,
and what the Sentinel correspon
dent says is plainly prompted
by a one-sided view of the sub
ject. But it may be asked:
what is moral instruction? It
is a due explanation of our
social relations; a plain clear
exposition of the two fold duty
we owe to ourselves and to
our fellows, and fittiug illustration
of its necessity aud desirability.
Goncise in its elements, it is com-
pprehensive in its details; and brief
tnoujrii its outline mav be, vet.
when properly submitted the
logical inference of the argument
is conclusive. To the mind of
v ryouth its necessity, harmony and
piactical benefit can be rendered
as incontrovertible as an algebraic
' - axiom. . Of its great importance
it is not necessary to speak. Its
effect through life colors all our
motives and intensifies all our
actions; and without it the grand
est gifts of mentality can never
round to completion of their fullest
J . 'Human nature is self-asserting
and self-adjusting. All the agita-
. tion' and turmoil that we see around
us is as natural as the sounding of
the foam-capped wave as it thun
ders down the beach. Of course,
- amid all this shifting, and settling,
and finding of levels, social and
' ' otherwise, the common schools
n come in for a share of the com
mon denunciation and adverse
criticism. Among other charges
is'the owlish hoot that our public
schools are "godless." It must
with sadness be admitted that the
. .proudest works of man's hand and
brain 'are manifestly imperfect
It is likewise open to grave doubt
whetheryif ever a race of human
mi a"ges existed, that race be not
"now extinct. But among our
t many "godless," yet glorious re
publican institutions, there is not
' . one. that is more godlike in its at-
tributes and actual results
our common schools, liolmes
happily says: "The mind of a
bigot is like the pupil o the eye
the more light you pour upon it, the
more it will contract." The simile
aptly applies to those who are
afflicted "with that peouliar phase
of ignorance that includes itself'
who prate of "godless" schools and
heathen rulers; and who, when
foul sewage, impure water and
typhoid fever cause a new slaugh
ter of the innocents, talk solemn
twaddle about a "mysterious dis
pensation of providence." In this,
of course, much depends upon our
teachers. They should not con
found piety with dyspepsia, nor
fancy they are religious when it is
but a disordered liver. There
need be no flatulent moralizing.
A successful moralizer must needs
be a good word-p ainter, and such
artists are scarce. A morbid man
ner, a sour face, and enunciation
of divers pains and penalties at
the end of the route, will be of no
avail. There is no need of any
weeping or wailing, or gnashing of
teeth. Everything in nature and
the glorious works of God, is to the
young lives treading the green
border of youth, replete with the
freshest and most fascinating form
of religious instruction. If, as
"Wordsworth says: "The meanest
flower that blows can give thoughts
that do often lie too deep for tears,"
so, too, it can give thoughts that
tend to fix the mind on Him who
made the universe. "Whether in
rock, or star, or plant, or world we
find sources of such instruction;
earth and sea, and air all scenes
of beauty, all sounds of joy are
conducive to its advancement.
But any arising of the gray clouds
of sectarianism would dim the
bright horizon of common school
education and chill to lingering
death its usefulness.
The Fall Elections.
Elections will be held this fall
in thirteen states, and in seven
o them, viz: Iowa, Massachu
setts, Minnesota, Mississipi, Ohio,
Virginia and Wisconsin, the choice
of Governor. The other states in
which voting will take place arc
Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska,
New Jersey, New York and Penn
sylvania. The legislature to be
elected in Iowa, Minnesota, and
New Jersey will choose United
States senators. In Colorado a
vote is to be taken on the ques
tion of the location of state capital;
in Minnesota amendments prohib
iting special legislation, providing
for equal taxation, and fixing the
pay of legislators at $5 per da',
not to exceed tf-ioO for any regular
session, or S200 for any special
session, are to be voted on; Ne
braska will pass upon a proposed
woman's suffrage amendment, and
"Wisconsin upon one providing for
biennial instead of annual sessions
of the legislature. The only states
iu which the canvas is, or promises
to be very active are Virginia,
Mississippi, Ohio and New York.
Ix 1877 the yield of wheat in
California was 25,000,000 bushels;
in 1878, 37,500,000 bushels; in
1879, 37,300,000 bushels; in 1SS0,
47,000,000 bushels; and in 1SS1,
(estimated), 25,300,000 bushels.
During this period the acreage of
wheat has been largely increased,
principally by irrigation and by
reclamation of tule or tide lands.
Therefore, the variableness of the
yield is more notable. The esti
mate for 1881 may be taken as a
nearly accurate approximation, be
ing the result of careful investiga
tion. The Grain Growers' Associ
ation of California, from replies to
4,000 circulars recently issued to
wheat growers asking information,
estimate the yield at 21,540,000
bushels. From this the Grangers
conclude that they are masters of
the situation, and at a meeting,
held at San Francisco some three
weeks since, resolved to hold their
stock of -wheat at $1.20 per bushel,
or 2 per cental. The present
amount of wheat in California for
export, counting old stock and
surplus stock of 1880, may bo
fairly estimated at 00,000,000
Among the first things brought
before the forty-seventh congress
for its consideration will be the
propriety of building a new White
House. Those who ouglit to know
claim that the present executive
mansion is positively unfit to live
Late statistics show that in
cluding what has already loaded
and gone to sea there is in sight
enough tonnage to carry in round
numbers 900,000 tons out of an es
timated surplus of 3, 200,000 tons.
From Oregon there are -400,000
tons for export, and including
shipments already made there is
tonnage in sight to carry 130,500
tons, leaving to be provided for
203,500 tons, leaving nearly 000,
000 tons still to be provided for
on this coast.
What course Arthur intends to
pursue in the make up of his cabi
net, and the giving of the many
offices at his disposal is still a mat
ter of uncertainty. As the Wash
ington Post says, when a man has
nothing to lose bv deins: as he
pleases and nothing to gain by
doing as somebody else desires, he
may be generally expected to take
the course most consistent with his
"own wishes. This is a truth un
doubted; and it applies to a Presi
dent just as readily as to a common
Mrs. Garfield has very sensi
bly requested that all this sicken
ing expose relative to viscera, in
testines, autopsies, etc., be stopped.
It was simply an advertising dodge
on the part of the-physicians and
has no reasonable excuse for con
"Does Arthur keep a scrap
book?1' is the question that is now
agitating the minds of a good
many public men in this glorious
New aud Choice
Desires to call the attentiou of the Ladies of
Astoria to the fact that she has received
a laree assortmont of the
IjATEsVT styles of
Hats, Bonnets, Trimmings,
Corner Main and Squemoiihe Slreets.
CHINCHONA RUBRA, AND CALIFORNIA
OF THE AGE.
See; our local rolnnmlor particulars, and
BAY HEW FACTORY
My Bay View Factory, together with all the
slock and fixture thereto belonging Is offered
for sale as it now stands. If not disposed of
at PRIVATE SALE prior to
October 31st, 1881,
It will then, on that day be sold at PUBLIC
AUCTION, on the premises in separate par
cels, to suit purchasers.
J3This sale will be without reserve to
the highest bidder.
Au inventory of the property is at Tiik
R. D. HUME,
309 &. 311 Sacrameuto St.,
San Francisco, California.
October 8th, 1881, infantbon of Mr. and
Mrs. A. Amruundson.aged three months
and ten days.
New Millinery Establishment
MRS. E. S. WARREN
Has a complete stock of
at her establishment.
Corner Cass and Jefferson streets. Astoria.
Hats, Bonnets, Dress Trimmings,
Zephyrs, Ribbons, Etc.
A. V. ALLEN.
O. II. PAGE.
Page & Allen
(stlfUKSSOKK TO S- I.AKHH.V.)
Wholesale mat retail teiti-rs in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL ANO DOMESTIC,
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
The largest and most complete slecl: of
goods In their line to be found In the city.
Corner ftf Cass and Hqucmooqh. Streets,
IRISH PLAX THREADS
Salmon Net Twine.
Cotton Seine Twine,
Cork and Lead Lines,
Cotton Netting, all sizes.
Seines Made to Order,
Flax and Cotton Twine,
Fishing Tackle, etc.
Gl 1 Market Htreet. San Fraurisco
HENRY DOYLE it Co.. Managers.
UN10N INDIA RUBBER CO'S
1'ure l'.ira tsuni
Rubber Boots and Goats.
P.KWARE OF IMITATION !
He sure the Boots are stamped CRACK
I'lWOF on the heels, aud have the PURE
OUM SPRIXQS on the Toot and instep,
which presents their cracking or breaking.
They will last twice as Ion;: as an otheis
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS.
ALL KINDS RUBI5ER BELTING, PACK
ING, HOSE, SPRINGS. CLOTHINC.
HOOTS AND SIIOKS, Etc.
GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.
R. 11. PEASK..Ir.
Agents, San Francisco.
In all cases of bllliousness aud malaria in
every foim, apreentatle and cure of chills,
fever and dumb ague, Dr. Holman's Pad Ls a
Jierfect success. And for djspepsia. sick
leadache and nervous prostration, as the
pad is applied oer the pit of the stomach.
thcKreat nervous centei.lt annihilates the
disease at once.
It regulates the Ihcr and stomach so suc
cessfully that digestion becomes perfect.
ProL D. A. Loomls says : "It is nearer a
universal panacea than anything in medi
cine." This Ls done on the principle of ab
sorption, of ulilch Dr. Holman's Pad Is the
only true exponent.
For all kidney troubles, use Dr. Holman's
Renal or Kidney Pad, the best remedy In the
world and recommended by the medical
Bewaxe of Bogus Fads.
Each genuine Holman's Pad bears the pri
vate revenue stamn of thellohnan Pad Co..
with the above trade mark printed in green.
Buy none without It.
For Sale by all Druggists.
Dr. Holman's advice is free. Full treati-.e
sent free on application.
Address : HOLMAN PAD CO
. "! Broadway, New York.
P.O. box 2112.
To Whom it May Concern.
TAKE NOTICE THAT THE OREGON
Railway and Navigation Company Is the
owner of the following described property In
the City ot Astoria, to-w it : North 55 feet of
block 133. and all of block 1.T2 Sldvely's first
addition to Astoria, north 50 feet of blocks 8
and 9, and all of blocks 5, C, 7. 10, II, 12. 13. 14.
11 in 17 ID in On oi nn m - .I m c-i.i i... "
second addition to Astoria as recorded
him on his revised plat. Any person pur
chasing such property of other parties will
purcnase ai uis peril as the company will
defend Its title to the utmost.
Ohkgon Railway & Navigation- Co.
30d by E. A. Notes Agent.
a ' ' xl?oI7 a V '
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
ETC.. ETC., ETC.
Fislierniftiis and Cannery
AGENT POP. TUP!
Johnstons Improved SOLDERING POT.
Snn Francisco Chemical
ASTOKIA - - - OREGON.
Pianos and Organs
Of all makes constanttv on hand. Also a
full stock of
VIOLINS. GUITARS, BANJOS. AC-
Also a large stock of the hest of
VIOLIN AND GUITAR STRINGS,
AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,
As well as even thin? else belonging to a
First Class Music Store.
Pianos and Organs sold on the monthly In
stallment plan, or for rent.
The largest stock of
Blank Books and Stationery
Of cery description.
School Books. Bibles, Poetical
Works, Alliums and
Besides a full aud complete
stock of evcrj thing asuallv
kent in a well reuulated Book
Store. ANo, news depot and agency for
e cry paiier and periodical published.
CARL ADLER'S VARIETY STORE
Watches. Clocks and Jewelrv.
f Pocket and Table Cutlery,
(EC Yankee Notions and To
ricutre frames aim unromos.
fxt , i-iME nauy images, a complete
n ttn ifvsortment. Archery, etc.
New goods by every steamer. The public
are invited to examine my stock and prices.
CHENAMITS ST., - ASTORIA, OREGON.
Chas. Stevens' & Son,
CITY BOOK STOKE.
In room lately occupied by
Lamest ai Best Assortment
Of novelties In the stationary line usually
found In a first-class book store, consisting of
BOOKS. FINE STATIONERY,
GOLD PEN GOODS, ALBUMS.
All of which will be sold at prices which
P. S. The latest Eastern and California
periodicals constantly on hand.
CHAS. STEVENS & SON.
Wa 3E- r&teMEJSTT,
& ASTORIA. OREGON. f
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
Toilet and Fancy ArticleSj
PATENT MEDICINES, ETC.
-Prescriptions carefully compounded at
-Homeopathic Tinctures and Pellets,
and Humphrey's Specifics also kept.
CORVEK OF 3f AIXIAXW
THE AS TORI AST,
(DAILY AND WEEKLY)
S TIESPECTED ANT) COMMENDED
THE PAPER FOR THE
FOR THE FARMER,
IAII.Y ASTOKIASf TERMS: BY MAIL.
(POSTAOK KRKK TO ALL SUBSCRIBER.)
DAILY, ONE COPY ONE YEAR S9 00
DAILY'. ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS 3 00
JS"S.unple copies of either edition 10 cents.
Address : J. F. II ALLORAX & Co.
Publishers, Astoria, Oregon ."
ir Postmasters are authorized to act as agents forTiiR Astoriax.
MAGNUS 0. CROSBY,
. Dealer in
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PWers anfl Steam Filters
Goods and Tools.
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD,
SHEET IRON TIN AND COPPER..
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON. TIN, COP
PER, PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None but Hrst class workmen employed.
tV large assortment or
Constantly on hand
II. It. PARK. Kit. Prop.,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
FIRST CLASS HOTEL.
ALL MODERN IMPROVEMENTS.
HOT AND COLD BATHS.
Good Billiard Table, and Frst Class Sa
loon stocked with Fine Liquors.
JWFREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.-SU
XX. Et PARKS ,
Hay7 Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand.
Wooil Delivered to Order,
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses and Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
THE NEW STEAMEK
EBEN P. PARKER, - - MASTER.
Ls now ready for business.
For freight or charter, apply to the Cai
tain on board, or to H. b, PARKER.
CLEANING and REPAIRING
NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's,
Delinquent City Taxes.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
the undersigned. Chief of Police, have
been furnished with a warrant from the city
council requiring me to collect the taxes as
sessed for the year 18SI. and now delinquent
upon the list, and make return of the same
within sixty days. All parties so Indebted
will therefore please take notice and eovern
themseh es accordingly. "W. j. BARRY
. . , . Chief of Police.
Astoria, Oregon, August 17, 1831.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Mugce Stoves and Ranges
The Be-a iu the maiket.
numbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done in a workmanlike manner.
BY ALL FOrTlTS
Fairness and Reliability.
FOR THE MECHANIC,
FOR EVERY PERSON
IS! XT JEt. IELjA.
Ifew Shooting Gallery I
Net door to Joe Charters Hair Dressing
CHENAMUS ST., - ASTORIA, OP.EGON.
Pistol and Rifle Practice
For both Ladles and Gentlemen.
CHARTERS & MORTON,
MARRIAGE INSURANCE CO.,
Capital Stock, - $100,000 .
Incorporated July 29tb, 1881.
This ls a veiy flue opportunity for jouns
people to secure a
Marriage Policy from $10 to $10,000 m
for a ery little outlay.
3r-Any inquliles addressed to the under
sigued will receive pi ompt attention.
H. J. HAKSEN, AseHt.
C. H. STOCKTON,
PAPER HANGING AND WALL C0L0RINQ
GLAZING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
aa-Shop next doc? to Astorian omce, in
D.K. Wabrrt. T.W.Eatos
Astoria Market !
OPPOSITE OCCIDENT HOTEL,
ASTORIA. - - - - OREGON.
WARREX & EATOX, Proprietors,
(Successors to Warren McQuireX
"Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Fresh and Cured Meats
A full line of
FAMILY GROCERIES, FLOUR, FEED
HAY, CANNED FRUIT. VEGE
SS- Batter, Eggs, Cheese, etc constantly
on hand. ....... -
fi3 Ships supplied at the lowest ratej.
WAR IS 1ECIABEI WITHOUT
And ho terms of peace until
every man In Astoria has anew
suit of clothes
MADE BY JIEANY.
Look at the prices :
Pants to order from - -Pants,
Genuine French Cassimere -Suits
The finest line of samples on the coast to
select from. P- J-MfcAxi x.
Main street, opposite Parker House, Astoria.
. Warranty deeda. quit claim deeds
and mortgages, for sale at this office.