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Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday Mqlnino;, December 13, 188!
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A more repulsive or disgusting
being does not exist than a jour
nalist who considers it legitimate
to ransack his neighbor's closet
and parade all the dirty linen he
can find before the public eye. To
such a man nothing is sacred from
publication if it will sell. Of
course it will sell. For the' same
reason that indecent pictures sell
faster than works of pure -art; it
will sell, even as ardent spirits
commands a more active market
than the revised edition of the
New Testament. But because
there is a quick sale and desirable
profit in this sort of blackmail
journalism, is not a justification
for its publication; if its only effect
is the demoralization and corrup
tion of public taste and feeling,then
it is not legitimate, but inhuman
journalism. The keyhole spy, the
eavesdropper, the petty mailer,
the local blacklister and scandal
monger, who prints all the bad
smells his inquisitive nose catches
on the sidewalk, is not an enter
prising journalist nor editor in any
legitimate understanding of the
word; he is only a dirt' scaven
ger who decks out a dinner table
for the public with the filthy col
lections of his calling; he is a
reckless public enemy, an indefa
tigable incendiary of the basest
and vilest sort. Read the public
report of certain sorts of city
papers; they are elaborately pre
pared and bristle -with sarcasm and
low wit, discharged at the lowest,
most forlorn, friendless, feeble and
needless of Gods creatures of
both sexes. Howa human being
with a spark ofcsoul can write day
after day in a police court, shoot
ing satire and ridicule at some
wreicncu meorauecr -woman or
pauperized man, whose ignorance,
weakness and wretchedness call
for solemn reflections rather than
for jeers and ridicule, is outside of
our comprehension; and yet it is
this sort of -wretched brutal stuff
that is widely relished and called
"spicy" by a great many people,
who are never so happy as when
somebody else is miserable.
Journalism may be a public bless
ing, but journalism whose enter
prise consists in printing the irre
sponsible stench and smut of the
sidewalk is a curse; it is as lively
as a snake and as stupid as sin.
.tv writer tm an isngiisn paper
A A. "1 ! 1
says: "By the way, speaking of
water-proofs, I think I can give
travelers a valuable hint or two.
For j'ears I. havo worn india-rubber
water-proofs, but will buj' no
more; for I have learned that good
Scottish tweed can be made im
pervious to rain, and, moreover, I
have learned how to make it so;
and for the benefit of readers, I
give the recipe: In a bucket of
soft water put half a pound of
sugar of lead and half a pound of
powdered alum; stir at intervals
until it becomes clear, then pour
it off into another vessol, and
put the garment in, let it be in
twenty-four hours, then hang it
up to dry without wriuging it.
Two oi my part', a lady and
gentleman, have worn garments
thus treated in the wildest storms
and rains without getting wet.
The rain hangs upon the cloth in
globules. In short, they were
really waterproof. The gentleman
walked nine miles in a storm of
wind and .rain, rarely seen in the
south; and when he slipped off his
overcoat his underclothes were as
dry as when he put them on. This
is, I think, a secret worth knowing;
for cloth, if it can be made to keep
out wet, is in every way better than
what we know as'water-proof."
The Mormons have been thirty
years building a granite temple in
Salt Lake City, and it will take at
least ten more to finish the work,
in case it is ever carried to com
pletion, which is now considered
doubtful. ;There is difficulty in
gathering the taxes levied upon
the believers for this purpose, and
the Gentiles already count on turn
ing the structure into a state house
when Utah is admitted to the Union.
Since January 1st, 18S2, 225
miles of Northern Pacific track
have been inspected and received
by the government on the eastern
side of the Rocky mountains, and
100 miles in addition are now
ready lor inspection, making the
completed line from Duluth west
ward now 1,004 miles long. On
the Pacific coast 125 miles of
road have been inspected and ac
cepted, and 25 more are ready for
inspection. By the time the com
missioners are able to inspect the
section recently completed on the
Pacific coast, it is expected that 25
or 50 miles more will be read' for
them to look at, inaking the grand
total of construction woik during
the present calendar year aggre
gate 450 miles The officers of the
company feel assured that by the
end of the present your not more
than 250 miles will remain to be
constructed to complete the
through connection between the
Mississippi valley and Lake Su
perior on the east and Puget
Sound and the valley of the Co
lumbia on the Pacific coast. No
doubt is now felt as to the ability
of the company to connect the
eastern and western ends of the
track by the first of July next.
W. W. Statesman.
"Hamlet," it now appears, was
a liar of the first water. He speaks
of an "undiscovered country from
whose bourne no traveler returns,"
and that, too, just after he has had
a windy interview with his father's
ghost, that had but recently ar
rived from the said undiscovered
country. Exchange. "Hamlet"
is neither aasubscriber to nor an
advertiser in Texas Sif lings, hence
we will not be accused of undue
partiality when we takd up for
him. The apparent discrepancy
is susceptible of a very satisfactory
explanation. The reason no trav
eler ever returns from the undis
covered country is sell-evident.
If the country is undiscovered
no traveler ever found it, and, of
course, it is impossible for a trav
eler to return from a country ho
never reached. If a traveler ever
did get to that country of course
it would no longer be an undis
covered country. It is with Shaks
peare as it is with the Bible. The
most difficult problems aie solved
by studying them in the proper
A history has been published
lately of the Roman Chatholic
archbishops of Tuam, from which
it would seem that the prelates of
the diocese long had a hard time
of it. Here is description of the
celebration of mass there in (Jrom
well's da'. "On a Sunda' morn
ing a portable altar and a vestment
box, generally painted red, were
brought into some convenient sand
pit, round which multitudes gath
ered. The priest, without cap or
soutane, hurried on his vestments.
The lights on the improvised altar
were rushes dipped in grease,
stuck in raw potatoes, and placed
in lanterns, which served as can
dlesticks. Scouts were stationed
around, and mass was hurried
through as quickly as possible.
One of these mass sand pits still
exists near Tuam.
The soldiers of Boston have
sent a letter to General Grant, re
garding the vindication of General
Fitz John Porter, which says:
"No act, whether of valor, or of
policy, which has marked your
great career, should bring you
more honor than your moral cour
age and spirit of fairness and
justice exhibited in the defence of
a gallant Union soldier, condemned
on insufficient or mistaken evi
dence." The duty on a hundred-dollar
diamond is $10. The duty on a
hundred dollars1 worth of blankets
is $8S. The author of our tariff
must have begun life as a hotel
. Mr. M. Goodin, Belmont Park.
1 a., recently wrote to acorrespond
ent of the rhiladelphia Times as
follews: I have given St. Jacobs
Oil a trial on sores andfrcsli wounds
of horses, andTmd it to relieve
the soreness in a few hours. It is
invaluable to. all owners of horses,
especially of fine stock.
"Be you Dr. Hamilton?'' asked
a man who had dropped in at the
otfice of the eminent New York
surgeon. "That's my name,"
responded the doctor. "Well, 1
thought, as 1 was in town for a
da or two, I'd just call round and
thank ye." "You're very kind,
but I was not aware that you were
under any obligations to me."
"That's what I came to tell you
about. It's this way: I'd been
sick for mor'n three year with the
rheumatiz, all the time a-goin
and a-cussin'and a-growlin', but
the very ininnit I see vour bill for
hoverin' around our late presi
dent, Doc. I got well. You can't
spare no time to come out and
take a drink, can ycV"
There lives a man in Baker who
claims to be the -boss swapper.
Ten ycaisago he bought a pocket
knife for which he paid $2. He
swapped this for a pistol; he
swapped the pistol for a shot-gun,
the gun for a cow, the cow for a
horse and sold the horse for i500.
He invested the 500 for the first
five years and drew out $2,000.
He had the 2,000 out at interest
for five vears at ten per cent, and
ha now has the result of his knife
The boobies of Northlield col
lege, Minn., were having a great
deal of fun in changing a physi
cian's sign for that of an under
taker, when a big kettle of warm
tar was emptied on them from the
roof of the house.
ThU powder neer varies. A man el of
purity, strength and uholesonieness. More
economical than the ord.nary kinds, and
oan not ne .sold ineomp'lilion with the mul
titude or low test, Miort weight, alum or
phosphate ioders. Sold only in cohjj.
Itov.M. Kakino Pewni'i: Co.. uw Wall-st.,
If " CELEBRATED V V
h STOMACH kY
Keuieniber that ;tmninn. Tii.it onnrn-v t!
Iife-pnnciplo or whatever yon may choose to
call the resistant power which battles against
tho causei of disease and death, is tho grand
safeguard of health. It is tho garrison of tho
human fortress, and when it waxes weak, tho
truo policy is to throw in rcinforccmen tr. In
other words, when such an omorgoncy occurs
commence a course of JioUottor'd Diltors.
lor salo by Druggists and. Dealers, to whom
apply for llostetter's Almanac for l&K.
No. 40 f2-Ply
SALMON TWINE 1
DORK AND LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
511 Market Street. Haa Fraaelaca
Sole Agents for the Pacific Coast.
VftmP ff a, JrjfO
neuralgia, sciatica, umbago,
Backache, Soreness effke Chest,
Gout,Quinsft.9prM Thrmt, Swell
ings anal Sprains, Mine and
Scalds, General tidily
Ear and ftojydacke, Frosted
Feet and Ears r and all ether
Pains olid Acfe.
Ko Preparation on. earth wipiihi St. Jacobs Oil
as a safe, sure, simpte'tmi ekemp External
Beaedy. A trial ataTlrlmt.tat caoparaUrelj
trifling- ouUaj of 6 CaataVaitd Twy ooo niffer
ing with pain can bTe cbep tad pcltiro proof
of iUdalaa. r !?..
Direction in EtTe?rtjsaget.
A. VOGIXJE1R jfcO.,
- JBalUmir,M, V. S. A.
An Oswego younjf ,hujy made
700 words of the letters"contained
in "conservatory," while, her moth
er wrestled with the week's wash
ng unaided. Education is a great
thing for "those who seek it.
Gents: About nine yean; ago I had a
child two years old and almost dead. -The
doctor I h.-vd attending her oonkl not tell
what ailed her. 1 nskeu him if he did not
think it was worms. He said no. How
ever, this did not satisfy me, as I jolt eou-vincaffln.myowja.raiBd-that'feheJiHd.
olrtanTed-wboUlet JR a JKffcAXJ.
I gave her a tenspoonful in the morning
andanothcratnlgntifterwhlch she passed
seventy-two worms and was a well child.
Since then I havo never been witltont It
in my family. The health of mychildrcn
M-ntoliintr tholr actions until nhotif iIitith.
weeks ago, when two of them presented j
mo sanio sicmy appearance tuai fanny
did nine ycars.ngo. So I thought it must
be woniiH, and went to work at once with
n bottle of DR. C. McLAXE'S VriOII
1'UGE !etwecn four of my children, their
ages being as follews: Alice, 8 years; Char
ley, lyears; Emma,Cycars; John.Oyeais.
Now conies the result: Alice and Kiuinn
cameoutnll right,but Charley passed forty
live and Johnny about aixty worms. The
result was so gratifying that I spent two
days In showing the wonderful effect of
your Vermifuge around Uticn. and now
have t lie worms on exhibition lfi my store.
Yours truly, JOHN PIPKK.
The uenuine JR. C MoLAXES YKR-
; MlKi'Ci: is manufactured only by
Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
and lienr Hie slKiiaturo; of C. MvLniio
and Fleinliijr Itro. It Is never made in
M. lmis ir Wheeling.
I sure yon jt tlic genuine. Price, 25
enis Itottlc. C
FLKHIMG BKOS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
THE "NE PLUS"
Only Preniinai at Portland Me
chanics Fair is how Ronily.
The owners of the
SOLE SHOP RIGHT
For Oregon will deliver free to nuy ndlmad
or stenmboat station on receijit of $rK
Specially low terms to dealers. Addrev P.
O. Kox 71.t Portland. Oregon.
Foster's Emporium. '
Most Complete Stock in Astoria
JY ovelties of all Kinds
Fruit Both Ferelffn and Domestic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, OR&X DOCK
I. W. CASE,
LMPORTKU AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IS
fonier Chennmus and Cass streets.
ASTOKIA - - - OREGON
IT. K. DEMENT
tt ASTOUTA. ORERON
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
Toilet and Fancy Articles,
PATENT MEDICINES, ETC
Prescriptions carefully compounded nt
VHoneopalblc Tinctures and Pellets,
aaa HaBtaany's Byeellw also kept.
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
CIIKN .MUS STREET, ASTORIA.
mm-: undersigned is pleased to
A announce to the puMIc that he has op
JErting; BCouse ,
And ftimislitw in first-class style
OYSTER. HOT COFFEE TEA. F.TC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
CH EN AM US STREET.
Please give nie a call.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
Ropes ami Confute of all kinds.
HIocIt. Pulciil nml Itlctlaliur of
TIi Genuine I.eesons Senfeli
Salmon net Twines,
.lfermnid Twines: Canvas, all
Xn'st Copper Tipped Oars.
The best assortment of
The Kest C OFF.FES and TEAS.
Try our Melrose Baking Powder
Poslthely the best ever made.
of all kinds put up hybfot PacKcrs.
KIchanlson's and bobbin's Canned Hoods.
Terms Caali. Profits Small.
-C.IVK US A CALL-ffa
Corner Main and Chonamus Streets,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCERS ft. SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
ard other Kncluh Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Meershaum Fipei, etc.
A One stock of
Watrket aad Jewelry. Xkssle aal
ALSO A FINK
Assortment of fine SITCTACLES and EYE
B. B. FRANKLIN,
Corner (ihs and Sfiiienioqlte streets,
ASTORIA. --- OREGON
Lfeinenwcber & Co.,
C. I.KIXK.VW'Ki:Klt. ii. unow.v.
TANNERS AND CUBBRIES,
Manufacturers and Importers of
A LI. KINDS OF
Xan A a?!BC-bJ JHL
Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
'HiKhest e.sh prior paid for Ilides and
A. V. Allen,
(St'COESSOU TO PAOE & ALIEN.)
Wholesale and retail dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
"Tosethpr with x - '
r L s A nlHU w n S m CD
ssZl IJP-J5 3xo s
Boors, Windows, Blind,- iTransoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material. Etc.
Boats of all Kinds Made to Order. :
SOnlers from a dbtance promptly attended
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkxtox Street, Near Paiikki: House,
ASTOKIA. - OIIEGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS .AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Of all Ocserlptleas aiade to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. AVass, President.
J. (J. Hustler, Secretary.
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
Joiix Fox, Superintendent.
S. ARNDT & FERCBEN,
ASTORIA. - OREOON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron. Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WKOKOUT AND CUT GALVANIZED
Rail. Copper Nails and Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packing of all Kinds.
FJ.OITR AITO 9IKLI, FKKI.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenamus anil Hamilton Street?
M. WERTHEIMER & BR0.
MANUFACTURERS OF FINE
Havana and Domestic Cigars
lib. 518.Freat St. Saa Fraaolsco
A. Yan Dusen & Go.
WOULD RESPECTFUIJA' CALL THE
attention of the 1'nblic to tho fact that
they are Agents for the- following sewing
machines, viz :
The Improved. Singer.
And The Eldrldge.
Which they are selling from $35. teSSO.
eark ana defy CeatBetitlea.
Tersons wishing 4o purchase machines
should call and inspect our stock before pur
chasing elsewhere, as we guarantee to give
perfect satisfaction as regards quality and
;,- i,; T; L j 1f T' Ji'y "
. MWI MW1M
to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases.
p V.. UOI.DK!V,:.
AUGTIOXKhR, COMMISSION AN1
JK. J.-O. NHAFTEK
PMYSICJAX mad BVK6EN.
Oftlee over Conn's Drug Store.
U. S. I'omailMleaer, Jfetarjr PaMIe, aa4
Agent tor tlioIIamburn-BreeaFlrelBS.Co.
of JIamburjr. Oemaay. aad oC tka Tnur
elers'Llfe aad.AccMetIa.Ce.f of Hart
ford. Conn. " -
rOfllce over Wells, Fargo Co's Express
KI.O V. PAKKEB.
Clatsop CoHBty.aad CItjr af Aatarla
Oiflce :-Chcnaiuu3 street, Y. M. C. A. ball
Itoom No. S.
Tjl D. WIKTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
B-Office in I'ithlan Building. Booms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
JAY TUTTIiK, M. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Offick Rooms 1,2, and 3. FytblAnBalld
In;,'. ItRsiDKNCK Over Elberson's Bakery, op
posite Bnrtu & Myers' Saloon.
A 1. FULTON. M. .
rhyslelaa aad Sarveaa.
OFFICE Over A. V. Allen's grocery store.
Rooms, at the Tarker House.
P P. MICKS.
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqbe street.
Oealal Koeais orer Case Mere,
Chenamus Street, - - Astoria, Oregon.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA, 0REU05
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
J. H D. GHRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer la.
ALL KINDS OF FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wot, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage
able terms, t oot of Becton stre
on reason -
NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP.
OITOS1TE KINNEY'S CANNERY
Blacksmithing, Boiler Wwk,. and
All Wrork Warranted.