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.DEC. 24. 18SI
.T. F. HAXXORAX.
The Astoria Land Grant.
It seems that in this matter of;
the Astoria land grant, and kin
dred impositions, that whenever a
railroad fails to comply with the
provisions of the act of Congress
granting the land, the land can
only be restored to the public do
main by a supplemental act. So
that those people living on the
Nehalem, some of them residents
of that section for a dozen years?
are betwen the devil and the deep
sea. The Government cannot give
them a title to it, and the
railroad company would not if it
could at Government price and
in the meantime the injustice ex
ists. Some are going away, some
contemplate going, having had
enough of the "freeze-out" policy.
Others who would settle and help
build up Clatsop county, very
naturally pass by, for they say,
"What security can I have?"
These remarks are prompted by
no other desire than to see justice
done a class of people who are de
sirous of remaining in Oregon and
are almost forced to go. The ques
tion of the right" on the part of the
Government to give awar millions
of acres of the publio domain; the
question of the right of corpora
tion to hold those acquired princi
palities without doing anything to
justify such holding; the question
of the power of the settlers, "if
they don't like it," to go away;
none of these are under discus
sion. It is simply a question of
right against wrong; of justice
against injustice. It is an outrage
upon liberty, and a travesty upon
our boasted superiority of govern
ment. It would be ridiculous to
blame the railroad company;
they're doing just what ninety
nine individuals out of :i hundred
would do in their place; the blame
must be attached to the system of
public transactions that makes
such things possible. The Govern
ment is inexcusable. The most
eloquent, advocate, the most pow
erful writer, the keenest of casu
ists nor the most persuasive of
advocates cannot explain away or
extenuate the faot that these peo
ple are denied homes by the same
Government that promises them
they shall have them. They are
invited here by the Government
and are then eluded for accepting
Ix the last issue of the Pixley
naut the man at the wheel disa
vows his belief in the present
existence of miracles, and ridicules
the statement of a minister who
claims to have been furnished by
a little brown hen" with an egg
in a manner which betokened a
special interposition of Providence
in his behaif. A good many peo
ple read those skeptical utterances
with pleasure; not that they really
delight in ridiculing religion, nor
that they disbelieve in the teach
ings and practice of true religion;
but because the state of affairs
that permits this kind of talk is in
such strong contrast to the con
dition of human society in former
times. There was a time, a few
brief centuries ago, when such
utterances as Pixley weekly in
dulgos in would subject the author
to red hot pincers, dark and mould
dungeons, and other personal dis
comforts and inconveniences. Nine
out of ten who read the skeptical
literature of the day have this con
trast in their minds while they are
reading: "Three hundred, or four
hundred years ago, this man would
have been torn in pieces or burned
at the stake for enunciating such
doctrines. How brave he is!" and
straightway admire such bravery.
This, is natural; but they forget
thatthe whole -world had to ad
vance to the present stage of lib
erty and free speech before any
one member could speak with im
punity. It has always Been a
mere question of majorities. Then,
the believers in all sorts of miracu i
lous and supernatural interfcr- j
ences with nature were in the
majority; now, those who believe
that there is no interference from
above or below with tho ordi
nary occurrences of life aro in
the majority; if not in num
bers, at least in active influence.
This is an age of doubting, dis-
carding, denying, weighing, prov
ing. People now-a-days are just
as willing to believe, just as anx
ious for an eternity of bliss as ever
they were; but they see so much
exploded and broken up that was
once held to be the artilleiy of
faith and the armor of righteous
ness, that they naturally decline to
accept anybody's word for it and
want to take reason and judgment
for tho standard, and there's where
the whole mistake lies. For re
vealed religion demands faith;
pure, simple faith; and cannot be
measured by cold, scientific experi
ment. As well try to measure
the warmth of human affection by
a Fahrenheit thermometer.
A jjood deal of this matter of
special providence seems to be the
effect of perverted egotism. Peo
ple sometimes become imbued
with such belief in their own im
portance that they fancy that the
great Creator of tho universe holds
them in especial care, and looks
out for their poor little daily needs
and necessities. They put loo
literal a construction on the quota
tion "The Lord will provide."
That does not mean that He will
enter into details. He will pro
vide light, life and opportunity.
The proper application of these
depends upon the individual. It
would be not in consonance with a
true conception of God's nature
to suppose Him acting as a special
organizer or provider. To any who
argue that such writing as this
is flippant and savors of irrever
ence, we can only reply that there
is far more irreverence and belit
tling of the Omnipotent in tho
effort of sectarianism to establish
a special protectorate for itself,
than in an honest acknowledgment
in the existence of a Divine
Spirit, eternal, independent, infi
nite and immutable, a Creator and
Governor of the universe.
Discussing the make up of the
newly appointed committers a
Washington dispatch says: "The
Pacific coast h:ts been specially
well provided for in the house
commerce committee. This com
mittee, aside from its general im
portance, has special charge of all
appropriations for river and har
bor improvements of every nature.
In the last two democratic con
gresses no representative of the
the country west of the Uocky
mountains was appointed on this
important committee. The com
bined influence of Page as chair
man, and George as representing
the northwest, would seem to in
sure as complete a recognition of
the Pacific coast as can possibly be
secured. Page's chairmanship is
the first of importance held bj mi
member of the Pacific coast for
man years, and Oregon's repre
sentative is unusually honored, the
present member for the first time
being accorded two important po
sitions, such as are not commonly
obtained by new members, even
from older and more influential
When Mr. George stopped here
on his way to "Washington he ex
pressed a hope that he would be
placed on that committee, and that
another Pacific coast member
might be on the same committee.
These hopes have been more than
realized. Page, of California, is
the chairman. That committee is
to us who want the bar improved,
the most important of all the
House committees. It is a matter
of congratulation that Speaker
Keifer recognized the appropri
ateness of selectiajr a Pacific
coast member. In reference to the
matter the Washington National
Republican says: "The selection
of Page of California as chairman
of the committee on commerce is
a most excellent one, and is a fit-
ting recognition by the speaker of ,
thcgrcat commercial interests of I
the Pacific ccast, which in common
with the commercial interests of
the whole country will be properly j
cared for. Wp congratulate the;
speaker and the Pacific coast on j
Mr. Pane's selection."' The Xewi
York Tribune thinks Kcifer made
a mistake in giving that important
chairmanship to Page, but thstisj
simpiy a public i-xpicssion of Jay
Gould's opinion. " Had Hiscnck
been tin speaker the chairmanship!
of that committe would have gon'j
to the East. The disposition that
Keifer made of it is but a just
recognition of this coast.
Notice to Cannerymcn.
IOR THIRTY DAYS FROM THIS date
? 1 will contract to make li-di boxes of sat
isfactory qualm in any quantity at the fol
Iowin.fr prices : boxes in I lit shuck 12Vi cent,
each; nailed boxes 11'. cents each, deli
ereil at tlie West Shore MilN.
Asttuia, Dec. 10. IsSl. d-Ini
School Tax District No. 9 Upper
SCHOOL TAXES FOR THIS IHSTKICT
are now due and payable at tho oilice of
imdcrsijnicd. ai. r.. aim i i;.
nerKoi District mi. $.
Astoria, Dee. 5, 1KS1. l-liu
Notice of Copartnership,
WE. THE UNDERSIGNED. IIERERY
jive notice that wo have formed a co
partnership under the Ilnu name of Lehien-w-eber&
Colin, to transact t he business of tannin-',
in Astoria, Oregon.
A. A. COHN.
Astoria, Oregon. Dec. o, 18.31. d-:0d
milE PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE e
JL isting between O. E. .lackius and .John
A. Montgomery under the linn name of
.laekins & Montgomery, has been this day
dissolved by mutinl consent, .lo'm A.
Montgomery will collect ami settle all ac
counts of said Finn.
INO. A. MONTGOMERY.
Astoria. Ogn, Dee. '.). il. d-.TOd
JEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF
the Columbia. Vaneomer Rarraeki. V.
T.. Nov. J. 151.
Written proposals will uc received ovtne
undersigned, at Yaneovver Rarracks W.T.,
until March :;ist, isK. for the nj-ht ot oc'u-
mvc seining on the rort Stevens, muni
Adams) Military Reservation, during the
iicm llslilnir .se:ion.- The righ: to reject am
or all bid-, as may be deemed best, is re
served b the undersigned.
Mai. and As.s'1 Agt. General, Rivet P.riga
dier General U. S. Annv. dtf
Assignee's Auction Sale.
Saturday. 5tceeuiieri-iti.nr it P.3X.
INSTRUCTED P.V I. V.. CASE. JIs.-.. a
.signee of the estate of T. IlKiley. 1 will
sell to tne uigiiest burner, ai me eoun uoiise
door at the hour of 2 r. M.. the follow ing des
cribed imnroved real estate : !! i; in bloc'.
V.. Shivclj'sAslona. together with thehov-se
lliereon. iwo-iiunis line same being jou
feet square) of lots and 7 in block HI.
Shhelv's Astoria, tog'-ther with the Mib
.staulial hard-finished dwelling house (laic
the residence of Mr. T. Rnilcy). and aU other
appurtenances thereto belonging. The aboe
lots ami me sircc. ironimg are asi graiieu.
Also, lots C and 7 hi blocS; ill. in Mcl'lureS
Astoria. Titles indisputable. Terms easii.
tl2t E. C. HOLDEN. Auctioneer.
"J4FRS. A. RAPPLEYEA,
Formerly of New York, wishes to an
nounce tothe ladies of Astoria that she Know
preiKircd to do
In all the latest stlcs. AMi-tieof jour pat
ronage is respcelfnllv solicited.
Rooms opposite Libert. Hail, t'hciianius
.r. svjj.v'jss. - - akxt.
Is mm iead. to Mipp! Hit- public with the
Celebrated Chicago Beer
In any ipiautit. to suit." I have also this
Celebrated Chicago Kecr In Kot'Ics,
Which is now A-er- popular aiming "all fsni!
liesa;uls:dooits." rieasc .send in your onlers and the. will
liave inv best attention.
Agent for Oregon and Wash. Ter.
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?KYSiC!AKS, GLEaGYSStS, AfiS
THE GREATEST 8EDIGAL
7RIUS9PH OF THE AGS,
SVP.l?TQfe;S CF A
B g5 iuaviare.
PEm in theHcatI,?ith a dSTl :,onsation m
the bade part, Punun3br the shquldo--Blnde.
follneia. at ter'ratmg. with a disin
HTnaliop to "exertion of body or rujrldl
IrntnbilTtv of tamper. 3jow apmts. I-osa
of memory, witEa feeling of navlngneg
leoteS 8omout- weaniieea. Dizzinesa,
Vlattering prtheSeart, Dota'boforo tha
eyes, Yellow Skin, Headache. Kestlesi''
ness at nicht, hlslily colored iJHhc.
SERIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED.
TUTT'S PILLS aro especially adapted to
such cahcsiiie dose cirocts suchacliango
of feeling- as to astonish tho snfleror.
They Increase tho Appetite, aadcausc tho
body to Talte on Z-'IchIj. tha3 the eystem Is
rioariliid.nnd by tliolrXonlc Actionem tho
nifrcfitlvc Orgatu, EcsralarStooIs are pro
aaccd. l'rlce i3 cents, a.1 Murray Si W.Ti .
tJi.n: by a Mnsli xiipllc&Uon of this Dvk Ii
iniwrts a natural color, acta Instantr.necu(!.
lil by Dr ugytsti, or sent bj i x rail ca tff jt or ;!
Office, 35 Murray St., Mew York.
S Dr.TrnS HlSClU.f Vltl,l !aru-utM.n an4 h
'"C.Kt.l UK.Uit. Hill L utilwi YVXX ea .rpUtUu.'
A. V. AM.1.. . ". l'AGI". J
are m mie
(MV'-KSsifiKS TO K. S. i,AKKN.)
WhotcMNie ami retail ls!f rs lit
Glass and Piated Ware.;
TROPICA I ..NI) RO.MK.STIC
FRUITS AND VEGEIAOLES.;
The largesr and most eotiijtlcle slock of
uooiis in tJieir line to !e found In Ihe city.
Corner of C:lss and Siiemooihe Stn-ets. i
IRISH FLAX THREADS
Salmon Het Twine.
Cotton Seine Twine,
Cork and Lead Lines,
Cotton Netting, ail sizes.
Seines fclade to Qrd2r,
Flax and Cotton Twins,
Fishing Tackle, etc.
511 3XarJ-et Street. San FruiicIsro
HZKRY DOYLE &. Co.. .Mana(-rs.
UN10N INDIA RUBBER C0S
Pure P.iri iittin
Rubter Boots and Coats.
rpavari: ok imitation
Re sure the Root-; are stamped I'H.M'fc
PIHMF on the heeLs,and haw the I'Ulit:
CUM Sl'JtlXGS on the root and instep,
which prevents their cracking or breaking.
The will last twice as long as any others
TOR sale j:y all dealers.
ALL KINDS RIT.r.ER RELTINO. ICK-
INO. HOSE, Sl'RlNC.S. CLOTIIINl!.
ROOTS AND SIIOILS. Etc.
GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.
Agents, Kan Kranciseo.
In all cases of billlousucss and malaiia in
every foi in. a preventative and cure of chills,
fever and dumb ague, Dr. llolmanV. Rati is a
perfect success. Ami for dysjiepsia. sick
headache and nervous prostration, as the
pad Is applied over the pit of the stomach,
the great nervous ccntei.lt annihilates the
disease at once.
It regulates the liver and stomach so suc
cessfully that digestion becomes perfect.
Prof. I). A. Looniis says : "It is nearer a
universal panacea than anything m medi
cine." Tills is done on the principle of ab
sorption, of which Dr. Holmaifs 1'ad Is the
only true exponent.
For all kidney troubles, use Dr. HoImaus
Renal or Kidney 1'ad, the best remedy In the
world and recommended by the medical
Beware of Bogus Pads.
Each genuine Uolman's Tad beats the pri
vate revenue stamp of the Holman Pad Co..
with the above trade mark printed In green.
Buy none without It.
For Sale by all Druggists.
Dr. Uolman's advice is free. Full ticatise
sent free on application.
Address : HOLMAN TAD CO
711 Rroadway, New York.
T. O. box 2112.
a.. A. STJNSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, comer of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannerv work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and "repaired. Good work
i-Iaa w ynA -
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Wholesale and Retail Dealer SS
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t j i'?5-iz V--'I"'-1 ""iif"""s5 -e-
i -b-iirS? -'-' Piunibmg goods of all kinds on hand. Job
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Fishnn(Mis ixmi Cannery
j AGKNT FOR THE
San Jose Fruit Packing Company.
San Francisco Ohciuical
ST0U1A - - - OREGON.
! THE SIUGER
The undersigned icsjjfct Fully notilies the
j juilRif that ha in-; heen anpniatetl
i aent lor me
Ktw nnntuviiu i3Wbin,
He is now prepared to offer these unrivalled
SeuiiiK Machines m siu'h tenns a- cannot
fail to meet the wants, ol ever. body in need
of this iiidisjicnsatile article" or finiiscltold
furniture. Liher.it discount made mi cash
saU-s-. To those desiriij; it I v. ill "-ell on the
nisiahnrnt jilan. Kive dollars a month, 17
eentsa da.Uessthan it costs a smoker for
cigarst. will soon purchase, our wife a Singer.
The Best Sewing Machine Ever
Old Keuin-r Machines taken in exchange.
Attachments. Needles, Cotton. Oil. etc., al
ways on hand. Call and examine the Singer
Sew in1 Machine and the varletvof work it
can perform at R. C. UOI.DKN'S.
Ag-nt Singer Man. Co
Piles! Piles! Piles!
A Sure Cure Fomnl at r.ns! I
7-iu e rcel S::fiVrI
A sure Cure for Rlind, I'.Iceding. Itching
ami ricerate J Piles has been discovered by
Dr. Williams, tan Indian Remedy), called
Dr. 'William's Indian Ointment. A single
1h has cured the worst chronic eases of '2't
or ro years standing. No one need suffer
fie minutes after applxing this wonderful
soothing medicine, litious, instruments and
electuaries do more lainit than good. Wil
liam's Ointment absorbs the tumors, allays
the intense itching, ipaiticularly at night af
ter getting warm in bed), acts as a poultice,
gites instant relief, ami is prepared only for
Tile, itching of the prhate parts, and for
Read what the Hen. .1. M. Cofllnburry or
Cleveland, sajs about Dr. Williams Indian
Pile Ointment : I have used scores of Pile
Cure, and It affords me pleasure to say that
I have never found anything which gave
such immediate and permanent relief as Dr.
William's Indian Ointment.
For sale bv all druggists or mailed on re
ceipt of price. sU 00.
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Story of tie Mm lacline.
Containing a handsome and eosilj steel en
graing frontispiece ; also, is finely engnued
wood cuts, and bound in an elaborate blue
and gold lithographed cover. No charge
whatever Is made for this handsome book,
which can be obtained only by application
at the branch and subordinate offices of The
Singer Manufacturing Co.
The Singer Manufacturing Co.
Principal Office, 31 Union Square.
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FARM AND TIMBER LAND.
East ' of Hubbard claim on the Walluski
forsaie. Si miles from town by water or
county road. Inquire or OELO F. PARKER,
isurrnsei: to .iackin & Montgomery.
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