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DEC. 9, 1881
jt'lie President's Message.
Feom papers received per
steamer State of California,
from San Francisco yesterday
vre get the full text of President
Arthur's ..message, to congress.
The message, which is quite ex
tensive in verbiage and import,
opens with brief and fitting refer
ence to the death of Garfield, and
after discussing our relations with
various foreign countries, it says,
speaking of the Panama canal:
"The questionsgrowingoutof the
proposed Inter-Oceanic water way
across the Isthmus of Panama are
of grave national importance.
This government has not been un
dutiful of the solemn obligation
imposed upon it by its compact of
1846 with Colombia .as the inde
pendent and sovereign mistress of
the territory crossed by the canal,
and has sought to render them ef
fective by fresh engagements with
the Colombian republic, looking
to the practical execution of the
negotiations to this end. After
they had reached what appeared
to be a mutually satisfactory solu
tion here, they were met in Colom
bia by the disavowal of the Powers
which its envoy had assumed and
by a proposal for renewed nego
tiations on a fortified basis. Mean
while, the government learned that
Colombia had proposed to the
European rowers to loin in a
guarantee of the neutrality of the
proposed Panama canal a guar
antee which would be in direct
contravention of our obligations,
as the sole guarantee of the integ
rity of Colombian Territory and of
the neutrality of the canal itself.
My lamented predecessor felt it
.his duty to place before the Euro
pean Powers the reasons which
made the ""prior guarantee of the
United. States indispensable, be
fore which the interjection of any
foreign guarantee might bo re
garded s a superfluous and uu
friendly act. Foreseeing the prob
able reliance of the British gov
ernment of tho provisions of the
Clayton-Bulwer Treaty of 1850 as
affording room lor a share on the
guarantee which the United States
covenanted "with Colombia four
years before, I have not hesitated
to supplement .the action of vay
predecessor by proposing to Her
Majesty's government the modifi
cation of that instrument and the
abrogation of such clauses thereof
as do not comport -with the obli
gations of the United States to
ward Colombia or with the vital
needs of the two friendly parties
to the compact."
The President earnestly recom
mends the suppression of polyga
my, and deals with the usual vex
atious Indian question with good
judgment. He recommends Gov
ernmental aid to education, states
that the tariff laws need revision,
discusses at length the qualifica
.Uonsrfor office and favors civil
service reform. In relation to the
important question of the presi
dential succession he says: "The
importance of timely legislation
with respect to the ascertainment
and declaration of the vote for
Presidential electors was called to
the attention of the people more
than four years ago. It is to be
hoped that some well defined
-measure may be devised before
another national election which
will render unnecessary a resort to
any expedient of a temporary
character for the determination of
any questions, upon contested re
turns. Questions which concern
the very existence of the Govern
ment and the liberties of the peo
ple, were suggested by the pro
longed illness of the late Presi
$ dent, and his consequent incapacity
to perform the functions of his
office. It is provided by the
second article of the Constitution,
in the fourth clause of its first
section, that in case of the ro-
moval of the President from office
or by his death from assassination
or inability to discharge the pow
ers and duties of said office, the
same shall devolve on tho Vice-
President. "What is the intention
of tho Constitution in the specifi
cation of inability to discharge the
powers and duties of said office,
is one of the contingencies which
calls the Vice-President to the
exercise of Presidential , func
tions? Is the inability long-con
tinued intellectual capacity, or is it
the broad import of what must be
its -extent and duration? How
must its existence be established?
Has the President, whose inability
is the subject of inquiry, any voice
in determining whether or not it
exists, or is the decision of that mo
mentous and delicate question
confided to the Vice-President, or
is it contemplated by the Consti
tution that Congress should pro
vide by law precisely what should
constitute inability, and how and
by what tribunal or authority it
should bo ascertained? If the
inability proves to be temporary
in its nature, and during con
tinuance tho Vice-President law
fully exercises the functions of the
Executive, by what tenure does ho
hold his office? Does he continue
as President the remainder of the
four years' term, or would the
elected President, if his inability
should cease in the interval, be
empowered to resume his office,
and if, having such lawful au
thority, he should exercise it,
would tho Vice-President be there
upon empowered to resume his
powers and duties as such? 1 can
not doubt that these important
questions will receive your early
and thoughtful consideration."
The message is characterized,
throughout, by good sense and
evident intent to convey an im
pression of candid earnestness, in
which he has succeeded. The
document is a credit to our Chief
Magistrate, and a satisfactory an
swer to any who may have felt
disposed to carp at or hastily criti
cise his official course.
The memorial calling for a res
toration of the land donated for
tho construction of the Cascade
division of the N. P. R. R. and
which passed the lower house of
the Legislature was killed in the
council. The Yakima Record calls
for the ayes and noes, and wants
to know who have been traitors to
the interests and demands of tho
Col. Sso. "W. Fokxey, protege
and alleged son of James Buchan
an, and for twenty-five years a
prominent politician and journal
ist, is reported dying in Philadel
phia. His political correspondence,
if published, will make interesting
reading for many public men.
It is thought that all the inter
nal revenue officials will work
against the movement in Congress
to reduce the tax on whiskey.
Testimony of "experts" in the
Guiteau "trial" tends to disprove
the plea of insanity.
The entire system of convict
labor in California ceases after the
first of next month.
On Clatsop Plains, at the residenco of
Mr. J. West, Dec 8th, by Rev. J. Par
sons, Mr. R. J. Morrison and Miss Mary
At Klaskanine, Dec 8th, 1831, Mrs.
Mary A. Gray, aged 71 years, 10 months
and 6 days.
Notice of funeral in Sunday's issue
THE BUILDING. PLANT AND Sup
plies of. the BRITISH COLUMBIA
PACKING COMPANY, near New Westniln-
S18 Front St.. 8. F.
Or P. BIBRELL, on the premises.
THE SHIP -MERWANJEE FRAMGEE"
Is now discharging cargo at Brown &
Co'fi wharf. Parties owning said merchan
dise are hereby notlfled to take their goods
away Immediately or the goods will be
stored at their risk and expense.
BODQERbT MEYER & CO.
J. G. Hustler. Agent..
Astori, Dec. io leei. f-tr
Pile's! Piles! Piles!
A Sure Cure Foaail at X.H!t I
y.o Owe TYecsi PtsfTcrl
A sure Cur? for Wind. B'fwUnjr, Itching
and Ulcerate Pile has be on discovered by I
Dr. Williams, (an IndUn irriwdy), called j
l)r William's Inclim UirtmcitL. A Mnp'o j
box ha cured the virt chronic roses 'f 'St
or SO years standing. No one need suffer j
flvo minutes atttr npplyiii; this wonderful j
soothius mediciuo. Lotions, liwtrtum-nls iml ,
elec uarics do moro s.arni than pod. Wll-
liam's Ointment absorbs the Illinois, allats !
the intense Itchlnz. f ortlcu?ariv at night a- ;
ter cettinz warm in b!d). nets as a nonluVe.
cives instant relief, and is nrct.aied only fur
no:hmgel? - ".". -
I'lloc ITnmnrr rtl Hin iif.i t!n i.uic VTliI uir
Cleveland, says about Dr. Wllham's Indian '
IllVIfl WITTir lilt! Iin'l 1 -tl I .JB.sI'llll.r? til i
me uintment 1 nave tiea scors 01 me
Cure', and It affords ine pleasure to say that
1 nave never rounu anyiuine wmeu save
such immediate and penuaneut relief as Dr.
William':) Indian Ointment.
For .sale by all druggists ur mailed ou re
ceipt of price. SI 00.
HE.VKY A. VO.. Prop'a.
Hodge. Dais & Co.. Wlio!ale Agents.
THE PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE ex
isting between O.K. .lack ins and John
A. Montgomery under the im name of
Jacklus & Montgomery, has been this day
dbsoWed by mutual conecm. John A.
Montgomery will collect and settle all ac
counts of .said firm.
.TNO. A. MONTGOMERY.
Astoria. Ogn, Dec. 9, lSSl. d-;0i?
Notice to CannerymMi.
TCTOR THIRTY DAYS FROM THIS date
JD 1 will contract to make fish boxes of sat
isfactory quality in any quantity at the fol
lowing pricis : boxes In UieV.iuek 12i conts
each; nailed boxes 1AV5 cnts each, deliv
ered at the West Shore Aid's.
Astoria, Dec. 10, 1S31. d-lra
City Treasurers Notice.
TVTOTICE IS HEREBY G1V" THAT all
-L citv warrants endorsed ' May SI,
18S0 will be paid on pre: te City
Treasurers itlice, and r . i Mich
warrants, not hereto! . tsc
from this date, life n . . " i
'. I'. I .NT.
. i i iMircr.
nr.;:t:Y given that
'." j never a partner of
. i , or transaction v.nat-
0. 11. WINCENT.
4rietnr Scandinavian Hotel.
'; Dcc.S. lsSl. d-3t
I PERSON TO MANAGE
xjl Cannery in Urili.li Columbia. Scnkv-s
reuuircd at once. Annlieation tj
pplieation t Ie made
by letter. iiic!i-lug ief.Tt'nccs ami teims,
Address . T CKNER BEKTON S. Co..
ONE TEAMSTER FOR LOGGING ramp;
one hook tender: one skiduer; one
swamper, and one barker.
Apply to .1. F. WARREN.
d-tf Knapp i, Oregon
NOTICE IS .HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN
!. annual ineetin; of the stockholders of
the Fisliermens Packing Company v. ill be
held at their ollioc in Upper A-torm, on the
23th day of December, issi. at 0 o'clock a. si.
for the purpose offelecting n Boaid or Direc
tors for the ensuing year, and sucli other
business "as mav come before tho meeting.
15v order of the President,
d-trt BKN.T. YOUNG. Sec
BFr jti i U il ii & jjjjWyj,
TlfflEEHOUGH! HO HURRY!
TO BUY THEIR
! CHRISTMAS !
NEW YEAR'S GIFTS
"Wholesale Dealers on the Paci
fic Coast are Overstocked
AUoxcthci lti sea
ConsequcuCy there is Tiii NE
CESSITY any longer
1 200 PES GENT I
On eerj' thing you have to purchase to
keep up the good old cuto:n.
Referring to the above facts, the under
signed respectfully announces that he has
received advices of a consignment made t
him of an extensive and careiullv selected
a.ssortment of FIKST CLASS HOLIDAY
GOODS and TOYS, which are to be offered
at private sale for a few days at
Prices Trhich will Astonish Urn
After which on
Saturday, December 24th,
AU the .stock remaining on hand will be sold
At Public Auction
And the conslgnemnt closed out "WITHOUT
EESEKVE. E. C. KOliDKN.
.A. V. ALLEN-
(.SUCOKAJK-S TO E. S. IAIIS5.)
Wholesale and letnil lonlT la
Giass and Plated Ware.
Ti'.OPIOAI. A'D DOMISTIO
FRU'lTS AND VEGEFABLES.
Tiie largost and most compIiMt -tock of
goods In tlielr line to be found In :h? My.
Comer of CaB ami Squeinocibe Streets.
mm flax num
Salmon Het Twine.
Cotton Seine Twine,
Cork and Lead Lines,
Cotton Netting, ail sizes.
Seines ftiade to Order,
Flax and Cotton Twine,
Fishing Tackle, etc.
511 2Ip.rkct Street. Ban Z'ranfiwro
HENRY DOYLE & Co.. Mansujers.
UNI0N INDIA RUBBER CO'S
Pure ram i.um
Rubber Boots and Coats.
beVvakc or imitation :
Be sine tho Boots are staintOii CRACIZ
PROOF on tlio heels, aud have tho PURE
GUM SPRIXGS on the foot and instep,
whleh prevents thrtr cracking orbreakinjr.
Tliey will last twice ai Ions a anj- otliers
FOR KALE BY ALL DEALEKS.
ALL KINDS IIUBBEE BELTING, PACK
ING, UOSE, SPRINGS, CLOTHING.
BOOTS AND SHOES. Etc.
GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.
E. II. PEASE. Jr.
Agents, San Francisco.
S : :
! h o
5 l o -
MAKES UP FIRST CLASS STOCK INTO
Harness and Saddles,
And will fit you ont in bctterst vie and cheap
er rates than any other man in Oregon.
A lull lino of Whips, Curry Combs,'
ctc. ou hnml.
NOTICE IS IIEREBY GIVEN -THAT A
meettiiK of stockholders or the Scandi
navian lacking Co. will bu held on Tuesdav.
Dec. I3th,at 9 a. 31., at the oillce of safd
company, for the purpose of electing a Board
of Directors for the ensuing Year, and the
transaction or such other Imsfncs as may
come bcrore the meeting.
By order of the President.
n.,,. oj x. H. PIATII. Secretary,
upper Astoria. Nor. 22, 1K1. dtd
JBlanka, Promlssbry notes, bonds
for deed, quit olaiin--deeds, mortgaces
and vrarranty aeeds, at this offlce.
ft III I
jPislicreueiis and Cannery
San Jose Fruit Packing Company.
San Francisco Chemical
ASTUltIA - - - OREGON.
IS STILI. RECEIVING COXSIGK
. lEXTS OF
JET, SILVEE, GOLD,
Work Boxes, Escritoires, Pas
AND A VARIETY OF ELEGANT
DESIGNS IN ORNAMENTAL
WORK OF EVERY KIND
THAT WILL WELL RE
PAY A VISIT.
GOME AND SEE US.
3VESS.JS. zo3Es:o.:B"sr ,
NeAY and Choice
M i L L I NJE R Y.
Deslro? to call the attention of the Ladies of
Astoria to the fact that she' has received
a larqe asortmont of the
LATEST STYX.ES Of
Hats. Bonnets, Trimmings,
Corner Main and Squemoqhe Streets.
The undersigned respctfully notlfie1; Uie
puonc mat Having ueen appointed
agent for the
NEW IMPROVED SINGER,
He is now prepared to offer theso unrivalled
Sewing Machines on such terms as cannot
fail to meet the wants of everybody in need
of this indispensable article of household
furniture. Liberal discount made on cash
sales. To those deslrinz it I will sell on the
Instalment plan. .Five dollars a month, 17
cents a uay, iiess man it costs a smoKer lor
cigars), will soon purchase your wife a Singer.
The Best Sewing Machine Ever
Old Sewing Machines taken in exchange.
Attachment j. Keedles, Cotton. OIL etc, al
ways on baud. Call and examine the Singer
Sewing Machine and thevarietvof work It
can perform at E. C. ITOLDEN'3.
Agent Siuger Man. Co
LETTER HEAD PAPER,
TJREXTED OR PLAIN, .OF THE BEST
X quality at
Tnc Abtorux office.
"&"! liVS 1 . sKr-??;
, Wholesale and Hetail Dealer ' KSSfS
i QUO CEKI E S, !"&&3l
i wit r
To!in JIl. MTsfss-afertTw c-rw
! -ar -wamas-: iuura:i uaa.-w wr rr-n ara-mrMaai! -W X
(.UCCESdOlt 10 JACKINS &- MONTGOMERY."
Afivi mm?- f
COIIXBR Of 3IA2&7AX1
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE
J J AS
FASTEST AND VEST PRESSES,
es W'q purchase Taper, Cards, Ink, and
And can tliereforo alfordfto use, as we
o:Nrx-5r :&s:o23:h32el.l,3?:e2 phjeobs.
Gards, Envelopes, Circulars,
THE EVERY DAY WANTS OFJiTHE COUNTING ROOM AND THE
WORK SHOP ARE SUPPLIED AT PRICES "WHICH CAN-
NOT BUT GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL.
TS RESPECTED AND COMMENDED BY" ALL F0EI1T8
r ' 'it
Impartiality, Ability, Fairness and Reliability
THE PAPER EOR THE COMMERCIAL MAN, j.
FOR THE FARMER, FOR THE MECHANIC,
FOR THE "MERCHANT,
DAILY ASTOIUAN TEKItlS; BY 31 AIL
(POSTAGE rHEK TO ALti SCBSCETBUKfi.)
DALLY, ONE COPY ONE YEAR .: S9 00
DAILY. ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS -.I S 00
7" Sample copies of either edit ion 10 cents. :
Address : J- H AliliOKAN A Co.
. PubUshers," Astoria, Owgoa
5Po3tma3ter3 arc authortzed to act as agenta for The Abtoeias-,
Tin. Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment or
Magee Stoves and JEtanges
The Best iu theaiarket.
Piumbing goods of ,&11 kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
-j" '. Wiix"i-v ' "zrtztr'i I
ANDITYPE OF THE LATEST STYLES.
oiher inatcrLtLs of th& manufacturers
nlwaysjdo. tho best articles, while charging
Bill Heads and Letter Heais.
FOR EVERY PERSON