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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, April 28, 1883
'OWNING THE EARTH.'
How often we hear men say "I
am glad of it," -when speaking of
some man who had been at the
top of the heap politically, socially
or financially, and had suddenly
dropped. Once in a great while a
man says, "I am sorry," but that
is when the man who has fallen
was the same kind of a fellow when
he was on top that he was before
he got there.
The trouble is that too many
men who go to the front get the
idea that they own the earth, and
their old friends get down on
them, and they do not make new
ones to take the place of the old
ones. A ward politician who be
comes a congressman can make no
greater mistake than get too big
for his boots when he is elected,
and forget his friends and put on
airs. The boys who have made
him what he is talk with each
other about him and laugh at his
greatness, and never tell him what
they think, but some day, when he
comes up again, they slaughter
him, and he drops en the political
sidewalk and never knows what
hit him, but he knows that he is
hurt. Then he tries to ;mile at
his old friends and slap them on
the shoulder, and explain himself,
but it is everlastingly too late.
"What they wanted was to have
him remain just the same when he
was on top.
A man may go along, poor, and
be respected and have thousands
of friends, and he may suddenly
have a fortune left him. The first
time he puts on a silk undershirt
he changes towards his friends
and seems to own the earth. He
goes around a block to avoid meet
ing some friend of the old days,
and he looks over them when he
meets them. They watch for him
to drop, and when he goes through
his money, and gets down to earth
again, and finds that the other fel
lows own some of it, he meets an
old friend that he has not noticed
for years, and says: "Hello, Bill,"
but Bill does not "hello." Bill
had wanted to "hello" for some
time, but he didn't receive any
encouragement, and now his appe
tite for "helloing" has left him. If
he wants to '-hello, Bill," he goes
off and does it with somebody
whose head has not got too big for
his hat, and the man who has been
temporarily at the top of the heap
sees that he has made a Beaver
Dam fool of himself.
"When a man has been climbing
a hill all his life, and slips back
so much that it has made his
head swim, but finally, by sticking
Ins toe nails in, gets to the top, he
has a right to feel glad, but he
wants to be contented where he is
and not try to fly high. "When he
gets to the top of the hill he is in
a more dangerous place than he
was "while he was climbing, be
cause from where he stands
it U down hill in every direction.
Did you ever think of that boys?
Every way you look, when you
get up there, it is down hill, and
you have got to brace yourself
and not lose your head, or the first
thing you know your foot will slip
and you will go down head over
appetite. If you have kept your
head and your friends, while you
were at the top, and those who
are still climbing see that you are
letting your foot slip they will try
to brace you, and keep you up,
but if you have made an ass out of
yourself and thought because you
had got there that you owned the
hill and have thrown obstacles m
the way of the other climbers, and
you start to go down, as Josh Bil
lings has said, "all creation seems
greased for the occasion," and
when you get to going nobody will
reach out to save you.
It is a good lesson for boys as
well as men to learn, that the top
of the hill is the most dangerous
place, and when you get there
they will be the same careful, sen
sible persons that they were when
they were sticking their toe-nails
in and puffing. The county is
full of late politicians who would
give all they have got and mort
gage all they expect to have, if
tkey had not lost their heads when
t&ev got to the top of the hili.
Unused Diamonds I
Everybody remembers the peck
or half-bushel of diamonds that
were presented to Miss Sherman,
now Mrs. Fitch, by the Khedive of
Egypt several years ago, when
Gen. Sherman and his daughter
visited the glorious east. The
then Khedive was one of the
wisest and best informed rulers of
the world, and he watched our
civil war with the eye of a soldier
and statesman. Therefore he
knew Sherman, the simple, modest
old soldier, and knew what was in
him and what he had done. The
Khedive paid our old warrior un
precedented attention, and, to
properly show his liking for him,
the ruler of Egypt sent the war
rior's daughter diamonds enough
to decorate a queen's drawing
room. Somebody recently asked
what had become of these dia
monds, as nothing had been heard
about them for a long time. Tliev
were for years kept locked up in
the custom house or in some other
safe place, until they became a
nuisance. Mrs. Fitch could not
wear them because they were more
showy than any lady in the United
States could produce, and besides
they invited thieves and robbers,
but, above all, the Shermans took
no pride in them. The Sherman
family is not a diamond family.
They are by no means poor, but
they hate display, and do not care
to masquerade in diamonds. They
stand on their own families the
Shermans and the E wings and
they are worth all the diamonds
of the world. After many
3'ears of anxiety and annoy
ance, the family not knowing
what to do with them, the dia
monds were sent to Tiffany. Tho
stones were taken from their
crude Egyptian setting and ex
amined. ManjT of them were not
the gems they were taken for,
though they were found to be vory
valuable worth probably 830,000
or more. Gen. Sherman has four
daughters Miss Lizzie, Mrs.
Finch, Mrs. Thackery aud Miss
Rachel. The diamonds were di
vided bj Tiffany equally among
the daughters lour sets of soli
tare ear-rings and four necklets.
Nothing so strong can be said
about the simplicity of the Sher
man family as to record the fact
that none of tho Khedive's dia
monds have yet been worn, and
that they are still more a burden
than a pleasure, notwithstanding
the fact that they are more beauti
ful than will be seen in almost any
Prosperity ot Oregon.
To get an idea of the enormous
trade between San Francisco and
Oregon, and other northern sec
tions, go to the dock of the Ore
gon company at the foot of Spear
street and watch the loading of
the large steamers for Portland.
The large steamer Oregon was
yesterday taking in freight, fore
and aft, as fast as possible. Some
of the packages put aboard were
simply immense. A package of
this kind was dropped on the
wharf yesterday. It was at least
twelve feet long, four feet wide
and five feet high, and looked as
though it would barely go through
the hatchway. Tt contained ma
chinery. Considerable cargo was
already aboard, and the wharf was
literally strewn with freight to go
aboard as soon as it could be
reached, while outside of the gates
were truck loads of stuff, waiting
for an order to come in. Some of
these trucks had been there for
hours. When itis remembered that
this picture is daily repeated at
the same wharf, with frequently
more coloring, we get some
idea of the quantity of freight
being shipped from San Fran
cisco to Oregon. The steamer
Oregon does not sail until 10
o'clock to-morrow morning, and
freight for her is declined forty
eight hours in advance of her de
parture. If such steamers sailed
once a week, as formerly, it might
be easy to understand this con
dition of things; but there are
three regular steamers ey ery week,
besjdes there are extra steamers
quite frequently, one of these
extra steamers having left yester
da, with all the freight she could
carry, including a lot on deck tied
to the rails. These large steamers
will carry from 2500 to 3000 tons
of freight. In addition to these,
shipments direct to Oregon arp
large, and quantities of froight arc
going forward to Puget Sound
ports and to British Columbia. All
the steam colliers employed in
bringing coal from tnese northern
mines go back well loaded with
assorted freight, and we fancy that
is how it pays to freight coal with
steam. Saiiing vessels returning to
Sound ports and to British Colum
bia for coal and lumber for this
port, also take up large quantities
of freight. This freight is of all
descriptions and from all parts of
the world, including a fair sprink
ling of California products. S. JR.
There is some talk in San Fran
cisco shipping circles of a move
ment which has lor an object a
line of opposition steamers between
that port and Portland. The ad
visability of establishing such a
line has been freely discussed, and
those who have been approached
say that no doubt it would pay.
Overtures were recently made to
parties owning the controlling
interest and representing such
interest in steamers putting out
from there, but no definite result
was reached. Prominent shippers,
who regard the situation calmly,
say that rumors to this effect have
been floating around for some
time past, and that parties inside
refuse to give any decided answer
in connection with the gossip.
That it is well advised in certain
particulars, is evident, from con
versation with certain ship owners
who desire to obtain immigrant
passengers to the north.
Tills powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, sirenjnn ana wiulcsomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannol be sold In competition with the mul
titude of low tot short weight, alum or
jmospiKue powaers. aoiaomyut cans. i:ov
ai. Hakixo Powimn Co.. toe Wall-st. X. Y.
No. 40 I2-Ply
COM MD LEAD USES.
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
511 .HarketHtrcet.Mau Frauckco.
Sole Agents for the Pacific Coast,
NEYILLE & CO.
Pacific Net and Twine Co.
Sax Francisco, Apr lltli, 18S3.
Por general convenience, we
nave sent a supply of No. 30 IO-jIv
Genuine Scotch salmon Net
I winn. tnthc vro nt A AT .lnhnutn Jt-rv
Astorhi, which will be sold at low enough
ii gurc iu matte ii au oojeci ior an net mend
ers to use it for repairs. In place of the more
expensi e No. 40, 12-ply.
lrishennrn whn linvAlirrotnrni-a iici tiit
grade of Twine for repairs, claim that the
uuiaumii ui mc j.ucu is equal to me oai-
ance of the net, after the latter has had a
few weeks use. We think it will be money
lu your pocket to try it. For prices and
samples apply to A. M. JOHNSON & CO.
.. , . ,. . . Astoria,
Neville & Co. Sole Agents, I Qol, w.So,
31 and S3 California St. f San Francisco.
Kor lamn Raft- Sirin .r flioc- mo
Shiloh's Porous Plaster, Price 25 cents.
For sale by W. E. Dement
MP if nnviti ptKiNa Xv H
RMAN BEMEU I.
Heuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell'
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, Genera Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, end ail other
Pains end Aches.
No Preparation on earth cqtsla Sr. Jacocs Ozl
m a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Btmedy. A -trial tnttlU but tho comparatively
trifling outlay of CO Cents, acd ctctj one tuCcr
ing with pain can bare cheap nd podtlTo proof
Direction! in 2eren Langnages.
SOLD BY ALLDBUGQISTB MID DEALE&3
A. VOGE32SR &. CO.,
Halthnore, 22d., Tf. 8. A.
The Archdeacon of Melbourne
relates that during the epoch of
the great gold fever he had a cu
rate whose duty it was to officiate
at some of the diggings. On Sun
day mornings he preached at one
set of shanties, and then walked
eleven miles to another Village for
evening service. Half way across
the plain stood a solitary tree, where
he used to rest and eat his frugal
dinner. For two years he had
done so, when one day three mi
ners, following his example, sat
down to picnic on the same spot,
and one of them, on gettiug up,
just tried the soil with his pick,
where, at a depth of about two
feet, lay a mass of ore which real
ized 140,000. That curate pon
deeply on what might have been.
A LETTER POSS GERfMBY.
mm. h.v, January i), 1SS2.
Very esteemed Kirs:
The praic your Liver PHN hne called
forth here Is wonderful. After titkiim onu
and a half boxes of your genuine 17:. C.
McX.AXI?5 L.rEIt PILLS, I hae en
tirely recovered from my four years Mifler
ing. All -who k-vow mo wonder how I,
who, for so many years, had no appetite,
and could not sleep for backache, Mitch
in my side, and general stmnnrh i-om-plalnts,
could have recovered.
An old lady in our city, who hn M.tterrd
for many years from Kidney diM'ivjMid
the doctors had given her up, took two of
your Pills. ar- cot more relicl" Hum -lio
lias from all the doctors. Your iruiv.
J. VON lir.ll KKKG.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are never sugar-coated.
Every box has a red wax wral on the lid,
with the impressien: 3IcLane' I.Jmt
The genuine McLAXE'5 LIVKK
PILLS bear the signature of C. 2! rLanc
and rieming Bros, on the wrappers.
Insist upon having the genuine 1K. V.
McLAXK'S LIVER PILLS, prewired bj
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh. Pa- tle
market being full of imitations of .ne
name McLnne, spelled dlHerentlv, hut of
If your ktorekceper docs not have the
genuine lilt. C. McLANE'S CKLE
BKATED LIVEIt PILLS, send us 'Zr,
cents, and we wifl send you a box bv mail,
and n etor our advertising canit.
FLEMING BROS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," it is a blood -purifier and
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus in
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phages of
that great generic disorder, lcipnrity ox
Blood. Such are Dypcpsla, lllUlmisness,
Liver ComnlainLConttUxtilttn.Xcrvtnt Dis
order. Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness. Heart Disease, Dropsy, Kidney Dlsewe,
Piles. Rheumatism. Catarrh. Scrofula. Skin
Disorders, Pimples. Ulcers. SuxlUnos, dc,
Ac. Kins: or the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the cause. impurity
oitueDiooa. uucimsisatiu pmsicians agree
In calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, 81 per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions. &c. In pamphlet. "Treatise on Diseases
ot the Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM. SOX & Co.. Props
Buffalo. X. Y.
ASTORIA MARBLE WORKS.
DAVII KEMI AX, - - Sourletor,
Manufacturer ot American and Italian
marble monuments and head stones. Ceme
tery lots enclosed with curbing, walls and
and -designs furnished to persons at a dis
tance. Satisfaction guaranteed. Slate can
scamers for cannery use.
Shiloh's Vitallzer is what you need
for Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Diz
ziness and all symptoms of Dj-spepsia.
Price 10 and 75 cents per bottle. Sold
by W. . Dement
C. H. STICKKLS.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
Ship Ctailerj ana Groceries
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
AIo "Wholesale Dealers In
Paints. Oils. Varnishes, Gluis.
Iuity. Artists' Oil and Water
Colors, I'niul and TCalso-
Constantly on l.raitl a full and choice stock
of Staple and tanc Groceries Only tho
(Mir stock of C'rorlicry anil dlnxs
Ware N the rarfM and most Complete
St ick evert neJ in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner SeN. Toilet Sets. Mass.
Fruit, xiid W.ter et. Har Fixnires. Ale
Mugs. Pnnir. Rustle Buttles Goblets. Tum
blers Leu onarie Oip. &c . ac
Eer thing sold at Lowest Living Kates.
Au Examination will more than repay you.
W. S. DEMENT & CO.
E T2 G VIST'S.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
i arry In Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Proriptions carefully Compounded,
LOEB & CO.,
AOCXTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses anef
Tumblers, Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
3FA11 goods Mild at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker IJouse. Astoria, Oregon.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY,
HARD! ARE, IBOfl, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLU MBERS AXD STEAM FITTER
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIH AND COPPER,
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, OOP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with r cat n ess and dispatch.
None but first class workmen employed.
A large assortment oR
(Vnstantlv on haml
HA YE BEMO TED !
From their old quarters to their
AND FACTORY NEAR KINNEY'S CAN
NERY. Cleaning Repairing.
NEAT, CnEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
Plain and Fancy Sewing.
Suits mado in tho oeet Stylo azxd
Guaranteed to Pit-
Mrs. T. S. JeweU.
ROOMS OVER MRS. E. S. WARREN'S.l
" J2 JAS. MACOMBEIt
JrT"a""rir Has opened a
Temperance Billiard Parlor
Nest to Geo. W. Hume's Store.
Fresh.Eastern and Shoalwater Bay
Oysters in every Style
FINEST CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate ; Pies, Cakes
Sandwiches, etc., at the Counter.
Also In connection with the Parlor
A Fine Shooting Gallery.
Gr. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, comer ol Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
Lowest Bed Bock Prices,
On Flayers Dock,
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
AU kinds of
OAK LUMBER, J
Boat Material, Etc.
1 Boats of all linds Mado to Order. :
f-Orders from a distance promptly attended
S. ARNDT & EEKCHEN,
ASTOKIA. - OKEGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
BLACKSMITH SS ASm?.
Boiler Shop T
Ail kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bektox Street, Near Paukku IIousr,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OASTIKTGS ,
Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. D. Wass, Prcsedent.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
John Fox, Superintendent.
IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOAHD
nf PHnt fYimmlsatriTiAra fnr tha I'nlnmKin
and "Willamette rivers -will hold their semi
annual meeting at Astoria on tiie 1st of Mav.
dlwk J. A. BROWN, President.
, O, KAHf
Boss Merciant Tailor I
Largest Stock, the Finest j
Assortment, ard the
HATS, CAPS, Etc. 1
Also, has the finest and
uigost stock of i
Boss Catter In Ofbeoe 3
Marked in Plain Pignres.-j
Near Occident Hotel.
w Gtrrr-TVnr-& - J TIT TV
to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases
J? V. IIOLDEX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AN1) IN
t;ilo P. PAitKEit.
Clatsop County, and City or Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
Tj D. lVISTOJf,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
JKB-Offlce In Pythian Building. Rooms 11, 13
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
TAY TUTTIiE. 21. .
PHYSICIAN AND SUEGEON
Office Rooms i, 2, and S. PythianBulld-
Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
"JP P. HICKS.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stain, corner
of Cass mid Sqemocqhe strets.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Clienamus Street, - -ASTORIA, OREGON
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
I AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full Information as to rates of far,
sailing days, etc, apply to
I. W. CASH.
Sleepless Nights, made miserable
by that terrible cough. Shiloh's Cure is
the remedy tor yon. Sold by W. E. Dement