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"WEDNESDAY-DECEMBER C, 1S82
JT. F. MALLRAX.
The President's Message.
The last session of
congress met at eleven o'clock on
the 4th inst. The presidential
message was immediately read.
It is a mediocre document, feeble
in tone and negative in effect,
being chiefly icmarkable for what
it leaves unsaid. It opens with a
view of our foreign relations,
gives a brief resume of the
financial status of the country, and
in reference to the present exorbi
tant taxation, and resulting sur
plus makes the following excel
"For the fiscal year ended June
30, 1S82, the surplus revenue
amounted to $100,000,000. For
the fiscal year ending on the 30th
of June last the surplus was more
than $145,000,000. The report of
the secretary shows wiiat disposi
tion has been made of these moneys.
They have not only answered the
requirements of the sinking fund,
but have afforded a large balance
applicable to other reductions of
the public debt. I renew the ex
pression of my conviction that
such rapid extinguishment of the
national indebtedness as now
taking place is in no measure a
cause of congratulation. It is a
cause rather for serious apprehen
sion. If it continues it must speedily
be followed by one of the civil
issues so clearly set forth in the re
port of the secretary. Either the
surplus must be idle in the treasury
or the government will be forced
to buy at market rates bonds not
redeemable and which, under such
circumstances, cannot fail to com
mand an enormous premium, or
the swollen revenues will be de
voted to extravagant expendi
ture, which, as experience has
taught, is ever the bane of an over
In reference to to future bills
for domestic improvement, now
generally lumped together under
the title of "River and Haibor
bill," President Arthur suggests:
"Is it not advisable that grants
of considerable sums of money for
divers independent schemes of
international improvement should
be made the subject of separate
and distinct legislative enactment?
It will scarcely be gainsaid, even
by those who favor the most liberal
expenditures, for such purposes as
are sought to be accomplished by
what is commonly called the river
and harbor bill, that the practice
of grouping in such a bill appro
priations for a great diversity of
objects widely separated, either in
their natures or localities, or in
both, is one which is- much to be
deprecated, unless it is necessary
to secure the success of the bill as
a whole, though many of the
items, if scparateby considered,
could scarcely fail of rejection."
Talking of cheap postage, he
"At the last session of congress
several bills were introduced in
the house of representatives for
the reduction of letter postage to
two cents per half ounce. I have
given much study and reflection
to this subject, and am thoroughly
persuaded that such reduction
would be for the best interests of
the public. It has been the policy
of the government from its foun
dation to defiay as far as possible
the expenses of carrying the mails
by a direct tax in the form of post
age. It has never been claimed,
however, that this service ought
to be productive as a net revenue.
As has been stated already, the
report of the postmaster-general
shows that there is now a very con
siderable surplus in this depatt
ment, and that henceforth the re
ceipts are likely to increase at a
mucb greater rate than the neces
sary expenditure unless some
change is made in the existing
laws, and the profits of the postal
service will in a very few years
swell the revenue of the govern
ment many millions of dollars.
The time seems auspicious for
some reduction in the rates of
The message is below the aver
age of state papers and is the
poorest production of the kind
since Grant's message in 1875.
church bells, ho arrested the min
isters for working in the pulpit,
the choir singers for working in
the choir, the ushers for working
in the aisles, the street car con
ductors, the bakers, the printers,
the hotel waiters and cooks, the
steamboatmen, every one indis
criminately that earned money on
the Sabbath. It was amusing the
next day to see the general "kick
ing." Since then Cincinnati peo
ple wickedly work on Sunday
when deemed by them necessar'
so to do.
J. J. BTOKES
FOARD & STOKES,
Wholesale and retail dealers in .
Wood afld Willow-ware,
Tobacco, Cigars, Wines and Liquors
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
Fruits and Vegetables.
tine Furniture, Carpets, Mirrors Uphols
tery, Wall Pockets, Brackets.
Tin: Portland Standard, in a
discussion of the admission of cer
tain territories, makes the singular
assertion that in the case of Utah,
"It would be much easier to deal
with the institutions of Utah as a
state than as a territory." This
statement is in direct opposition
to the facts. If the Standard is
anything at all politically, it is in i
favor oi state sovereignty, .inl
would bo the first to fall in ihe
wake of the 2s cw York World,
which has been praising polygamy
and excusing its adherents for the
last six months. Any community
cursed by such a practice as
polygamy should never be admit
ted to the Union. It is not a
question of congressional icpre
sentation, but of public morality.
A Caiuo despatch of the -JUi
says: Arabi Pasha this morning
pleaded guilty to the charge of re
bellion. In the afternoon the
court martial reassembled and
pionounccd sentence of death.
The khedive commuted the sent
ence to exile for life. It is be
lieved that Arabi will retire to
some part of the British domin
ions. His demeanor before the
court was very dignified. Other
chiefs of the rebellion will be
similarly disposed of. It is now
reported Arabi will be sent to the
Cape of Good Hope.
General Commission Herchan t
XiU to Oifgnn T!allwa A. Nsiv. coN Dock.
A. Yau Dtisen & Go.
WOULD RESPECTFULLY CAIJ. THE
attention or thu Public to the fact that
tlipy arc Audits for tho following sewing
machines w. :
The Improved Singer.
Which thpy are selling from 33. to S30.
each ami defy Competition.
Persons wishing to purchase machines
Mmuhl call anil inspect our stock herore pur
chasing ckew here, as we guarantee togie
perfect saliAf.ictiou :ts regards quality and
FALL IMPORTATIONS !
I offer a fine stock of Furniture for the
Holiday trade at low prices.
0 kg Ottomans $ofasy hnmher Suit,
Ladies are invited to call and see latest
styles in Plush and Velvet. Beautiful
1. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
ALL KINDS OF FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
Gcneralstorage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street, Astoria
's New Store
Dr. Bliss is wratby. He put
in :i bill of $25,000 for services
when President Garfield was
dying, and now that he has been
allowed but 5,000 he declarer he
will make the estate pay it.
Every paper in the country should
put in a bill of 100 for adcitis-
Scarf Pins, Chains, Watches,
Of e ery description.
The finest .stock oi Jenclry in Astoria.
t37"All goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
LOEB & CO.,
Fancy Goods; Fine Stationery; Gold and
Silver Ware; Toys; Musical
Instruments in new and
A New Departure!
NOTICE IS HEREBY' GIVEN THAT THE
Annual meetine of the Stockholders of
tho Fishermen's Packing Co. will be held at
mo onico oi saiu uo,, on i.rnuay, wee, lam,
:it 10 o'clock A. jr. for the purpose or elect
ing Directors for the ensuing 3 car, and the
transaction of such other business as ma
come before the meeting.
l$j order of the President.
Upper Astoria, December G. 1SS2. l td
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
Annual meeting of the .Stockholder of
the Scandinavian Packing Co. will be held
at the, office of said Co.. on Wednesday, Dec.
13th, at 9 o'clock a. ar. for the purpose of
electing Directors for the enduing ear, and
the transaction of such other .uusint'ss as
may come before the meeting.
By order of the Prcs.dent.
Upper Astoria, December 1, lfcsi d-td
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
Stockholders of the Pxthlan Iind and
Ruilding Association -Kill beheld at the as
sociation hall on Wednesday, December Ctli,
at 8 0 P. M., for the purpose of electing
a board of Directors for the ensuing c:'r
and for the consideration of such other liusl
ness as may legally come before it.
Masonic Land and Building Asso
TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE
JJ Annual meeting of the stockholders of
Hie J.l.isonic Land and Ihiilding Association
of Astoria, -will be held at the office of
George Fla el, in Astoria, on Wednesday,
the 2uth of December, 1SS2, at 2 o'clock v. i..
lor inc purpose 01 ejecting a board of direct
ors fortliecnsuiUKcar. (consisting of sev
en members), and for the transact Ion of
such other business as may come before the
By order of the Board of Directors. ,
S. T. MrKEAN, Sect'y.
Astoria. Oregon, Nov. 1 1th. 18S2. d-td
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Say-All goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Tarker House, Astoria, Oregon.
Astor Street Assessment.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
assessment made by Ordinance No. 483,
for the proposed improvement of Astor
street from the west side of Lafayette
street to the eastern end of Astor street,
in McClure's Astoria, in the manner pro
idert in Ordinance No. 4S7, on each of
the following described lots fronting on
said portion of said street, is now due
and payable at the office of the City
Trcastner, in United: States cold and
silver coin, and unless paid within five
days from the expiration of this notice,
iz: Tuesday, December 12th. 1882. the
Council will order warrants issued for
the collection thereof. The assessment
is as follews:
Same of Oicner
A 0. vfSo. oJXProbable
Lot. Blecl: Cost.
G. V. Hume
I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE OF MY INTEX
tion to apply for a Patent for curing and
putting up salmon trout, commonly called
steel-heaus, under the name and stjle of
"Bombers' Sugar Cured, Smoked, Boneltss
Salmon Trout.," which process h:is been at
tached and is now made use of 13' Messrs.
Itovilby, Bern, and Colltmd. in Astoria. Or.
J. T. BOKCHKBS.
Astoria, Oregon, Nov. 13, 1882. d-lm
Ax attempt was made 'to pre
vent any unnecessary labor on the
Sabbath" in New York last Sun
day. Bootblacks, barbers, news
boys and milkmen were arrested.
Saloon-keepers, who did not have
sufficient political influence to dely
the code,were also gathered in. The
result was confusion. A spasmodic
attempt of that kind is made in large
cities every few years. In Cincin
nati the Mayor was once instruct
ed to enforce the Sunday law. The
ordinance was that "no one shall
work on Sunday." The honest
man was not acquainted with the
English language and started to
do what he was told. He arrest
ed the sextons for ringing the
I AM AUTHORIZED BY THE DIRECT
ors to collect Taxes of School District No.
1. until Dec 15th. 1882. After that time all
those not paid will be returned to the Coun
ty Clerk as Delinquent. Taj- up and sac
costs, as Uiosc not paid w ill surely be col
lected by the Sheriff.
J. G. HUSTLER.
Cleric Dist. No. 1.
Astoria. December 2nd, 1682. dtd
THE ANNUA1 MEETING OF THE Stock
holders of tne Columbia Ginning Com
pany will be held in Johansen's ball, in the
city of Astoria, on the ICth day of Dec 1882,
for the purpose of electing aBoard of Direct
ors, :uid transacting such other business as
may properly come before the meeting.
Furnished Rooms to Rent. '
THREE OR TOUR ROOMS. 'WITH CON
eniencesoI kitchen and dining-room.
Inquire at this office.
Mrs. E.S. Wan en..
Steens & .loplin...
Margaret Urov n . . . .
Mrs. E. .Brown . . . .
Da nl Graham
Suprenant & Fergu
Suprenant & Fergu-
J. G. Hustler
Genuer H. Tarker..
GOLDEN RULE BAZAR
My increasing trade demands larger accommodations' and greater facilities
for purchasers. Accordingly I have rented the new building on Squcmon.ua
street, next to G. W. Humes, where 1 will display
The Finest Stock of
ever brought to Astoria
And Mhick will be NolH at Prices us I.oiv :is the same class or
GoedN can le Itanglit in San Francisco or Prllan1.
We are iccciving by everj steamer new additions to our stock of
Dry Goods. Notions, Ladies' and Children's Shoes,
Suitable for the season.
Hosiery, Bfoikit, Ht.
Our stock of Dress Goods, Silks, Satins,
Velvets, Plushes, etc., show a large variety.
Also an elegant lino of Ladies ami Children's
Our tables are covered with the nicest
selection of Fichus, Ties, Collarettes and
Fancy Goods too numerous to mention.
if VWK SALES MB MULL MMFm,
Wc Study to Please.
HPSampIes sent free to any address on application.
Sgr Agents for the celebrated Springfield Sewing
Next Door te Fytklam Hall.
THE NEW MODEL
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
E, R. IAWB9,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
II. R. IIAAVES is also agent for the
Bit patent Cootiug Stove
And other first-class stoves.
Furnace Work. Steam Fit
tings, etc., a specialty
A FULL STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
IE2. IE!.. DS-A-WIES,
T'vo doors east of Occident Hotel, ASTORIA, OREGON.
toHen Rale Bazar
M. M. Gilman
P. H. FOX, JUSTICE0F THE PEACE
WILL ATTEND TO COLLECTIONS AT
a reasonable discount.
Office, Main street. Address P. O. bo 81,
Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon, d-lwmut
T OT C, BLOCK 120, SHTVELY'S ASTORLV
ocenniedbv .lames McGep. with nil tin
buildincs and Improvements thereon. Terms
J. O. BOZOETH,
Seal Estate Agent
d. a. Mcintosh,
TAILOR AND CLOTHIER,
Has just opened a large addition to his stock of
Men's and Boy's Suits, Overcoats. Hats and Caps,
Furnishing Goods and Cloths.
Also a full line of
Rubber Coats and Leggings, Umbrellas, Trunks, Satchels.
Special attention directed to
Hosiery, Underwear, and fine Neckwear, Gent's Dressing
Gowdj. Celluloid Fronts, Collars and Cuffs.
d. a. Mcintosh, - tailor and clothier.
OCCIDENT BLOCK, - ASTORIA, OREGON.
STew Goods ! New Goods !
CITY BOOKST ORE.
ROBBASCni NO CITROIO!
But th Beet Store in the City to get your Money's Worth.
Albums, Autograph and Photograph all sizes and Prices-
BmIcs frm a Dime Jf erel te Webster's Unabridged.
Gents' Jewelry mad Cutlery, Writing Desks of all sizes, 3farjc
Twaims Serap Bks, Bibles, Prayer Boob and
Hymnals, also, the Key to Heaven.
Onera and Marine Glasses. Dransatincr Instruments front 40
cents te $39.9 a Set. Blank Books,
City of Astoria Crossing Astor
and Burton streets $123 00
City of Astoria Crossing Astor
and Cass streets 125 00
City of Astoria Crossing Astor
and Genevieve streets 23000
City of Astoria Crossing Astor
and Hamilton streets 115 00
By order of the Common Council.
F. C. Xorris, Auditor and Clerk.
And evenr thlnr you could want in our line.
all oter, and by buying ot us you keep the money at home.
We expect to remain after the holidays are
r-Exaratne our goods and prices before coins elsewhere.
B. F. STEVENS & CO.,
City Book Store.
John A. Montgomery,
(SUCCESSOK TO JACKtNS & MONTGOMERY.)
TIN, SHEET IRON AND COPPER WAEE.
A General Assortment of Household Goods.
THE BEST IX THE MARKET.
Plumbing Goods of all kinds on hand.
Job Work done in a Workmanlike Manner.
COIIKR OK JIAlX AX1 JEFFERSON STREF.TS,
FURNITURE S5 BEDDING
AND DEALER IN
Carpets, Oil Cloth, Wall Paper, Mirrors,
Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Picture Frames and Moitiiitgs,
WINDOW CORNICES AND CURTAIN POLES
Complete In every branch.
DEALER IN KE
FURNITURE Sb BEDDING.
Corner Slain anil Hquemoqna Streets. Astoria, Orecoa
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER ETC.
A Complete Stock.
FRIGES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD."
AIL KIXDS OF FURJOTURE REPAIRED AHR VARNISHED.
M. MEYER Proprietor.
mUE HULL AND HOUSE OF THE Stkam
X er KATATA. Will make a first-class
CoastiDf schooner. For particulars inquire
may bo fonnd on
Ale st Geo. P.
Roweix & Co '3
Kewspapcr Advertising Bureau (10 Spruce
ttflag contracts may
be mda for It In
REDUCTION OF WHOLESALE PRICES.
$7 50 PER BARREL OF 30 GALLONS.
ILAEGE ORDERS IN LIKE PROPORTION.
Less Quantities, 30 Cents per Gallon
Bottled Beer, - - - SI SO per Dozen
-Speclal attention paid to orders from Pnbllc Houses and Families."