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FRIDAY. I MAY 18. 18S3
Edward Freeman, an English
gentleman of culture and broad
views, has been lately visittnrthis
country and in a book giving his
impressions, he evinces a knowl
edge of our political S5stem as
pleasing as it is rare. Speaking
of the two great political parties
"I often asked in American
friends of both political parties
what was the difference between
them. I told them that I could
see none; both sides seemed to me
to say exactly the same things. I
sometimes got the convenient, but
not wholly satisfactory, answer:
Yes; but then we mean what we
say, while the other party only
pretends. Certainly, when I was
there, the difference between dif
ferent sections of the Republican
party was much clearer to an out
sider than the difference between
Republicans and Democrats. I
found it easier to grasp the differ
ence between a Stalwart Republi
can and a Republican who was
not a Stalwart than to grasp the
immediate difference between a
Republican and a Democrat.
. . . There are abiding dif
ferences between them, differences
which have been important in the
past, which may be important in
the future; but just now questions
which would bring out those dif
ferences arc not uppermost.
. . . It is simply because
there is no such burning question
at present stirring that the two
parties seem largely to say the
same things, and yet to be as
strongly divided as ever. J may
speak on this matter as one who
has made the nature of federal
government an object of special
study. It strikes me that, as the
doctrine of States Rights was
pushed to a mischievous extreme
twenty years and more ago, so
there is danger now of the oppo
site doctrine being pushed to a
mischievous extreme. The more
I look at the American Union the
more convinced 1 am that so vast
a region, taking in lands whose
condition differs so widely in every
thing, can be kept together only
by a federal system, leaving large
independent powers in the hands
of the several States. No sinirle
parliament could legislate, no sin
gle government could administer
for Maine, Florida and California.
Let those states be left to a great
extent independent and the' may
remain united on those points on
which it is well that they should
remain united. To insist on too
close a union is the very way to
lead to separation. know of no
immediate reason to fear an at
tempt at centralization, such as
might thus lead toseparation. But
it does seem to be a possible dan
ges; it seems to me that there are
tendencies at work which are more
likely to lead to that form of error
than to its opposite. In discussing
this matter I must cleave to some
doctrines which I know are in
some quarters looked on as abso
lete. I must even cleave to the
phrase 'Sovereign Suites,5 though
I know it may offend many. For
a state is sovereign which has any
powers which it holds by inherent
right, without control on the part
of any other power, without re
sponsibility to any other power.
isow every Americin state has
powers of this kind. The oriscinal
thirteen states did not receive
their existing powers from the
Union; they surrendered to the
Union certain powers which were
naturally their own, and kept cer
tain others to themselves. And
the later states were admitted on
the same terms and to the same
rights as the original thirteen.
There is therefore a range within
which the state is sovereign; with
in another range, within the rango
of the powers which, have been
surrendered to the Union, the Un
ion is sovereign."
The trestlework railroad bridge
now being constructed across
Lake Pontchartrain will, when
completed, be twenty-one miles in
length, and will be the longest
bridge of the kind in tho United
A New York base ball club
has arranged with Sullivan "the
champion pugilist of the world"
to act as pitcher on the diamond
field. Mitchell is evidently luring
his antagonist to destruction.
One hundred negro men in
Oktibbena count', Miss., were
asked to name the president of the
United States and not one could
The hangman's rope used in
Mississippi is the same size as is
purchased for tying up cows. If
the victim prefers a log-chain he
is told that no man in this world
can have everything he wants.
An island in Vermont bay, on
the coast of Louisiana, has a solid
mass of salt at a depth of twenty
feet, so hard that it requires to be
mined with dynamite and ground
in steam mills. About 200 tons a
day are taken out.
Mr. Samuel Plimsoll, who for
many years past has rendered so
many services to British seamen,
is soon to receive from the seamen
of New South Wales a solid silver
medal of a three-masted vessel,
weighing forty-five ou:. ces, as aj
testimony of their regai J.
A Pennsylvania protectionist
was shocked when he went to
church the other day and heard
the minister announce that salva
tion was free. Next day he sat
down and wrote to his congress
man asking why in the mischief
he allowed it to escape the tariff
A sitmpre viva plant is on ex
hibition at Santa Rosa, Cal. Tt
measures twenty-seven inches in
circumference. It is an exotic
plant a native of Mexico very
hardy, a veritable curiosity, and ;s
found in the driest and most ster
ile portions of the country. Its
peculiarity is that it lives forever.
The Chicago Tribune gives
these figures: Chicago has 300
churches, against 5,2i2 liquor sa
loons; 400 clergymen, evangelists
and lay-readers, and 5,500 bar
tenders; only a half dozen art gal
leries, and 350 variety theaters.
Out'of 100,000 buildings S,000 are
used for immoral purposes; $1,
500,000 are spent for schools, $15,
000,000 for liquor, $S00,000 for
police, perhaps 1,000,000 for re
ligious worship and charit; 15,
000 000 for that which "destroys
body and soul.
They have got it very bad in"
Modoc county California, where
the original sea-serpent is now
disporting himself in Upper Lake.
He has added to his familiar outfit
of saucer eyes and glittering scales,
a pair of fore-legs eight feet long,
developed according to the Dar
wainian theory by the difficulties of
the journey from the Pacific ocean
to his present habitat. His con
duct and appearance bear striking
testimony of the quality of whis
key most popular in Modoc coun
ty, and suggest most interesting
problems lor the study of the in
ternal revenue department.
Major Burke, the editor of the
New Orleans Times-Democrat is
a very ambitious journalist. He
has a good newspaper property in
New Orleans, bat he sighs for oth
er worlds to conquer. He con
templates establishing a newspa
per at Dallas, Texas, which he
will run by special wire from New
Orleans, supplying his own news
and editorials each night. Dallas
is a good railroad point, and the
enterprise promises well. But
this is not all. His jrreat scheme
is a daily newspaper in the city of
Mexico, also to be run by special
wire. This is a more doubtful
plan, for it docs not appear that
there is yet sufficient English
speaking population in that city
to support a daily paper. That he
cherishes such plans as these,
however, is a striking indication
of the development of American
ideas in the southwest.
London is in a sad plight. A
paper published there thus com
ments on the state of affairs:
"We are, so to say, in a state of
siege; certainly under tho very
strictest military and police sur
vellance. As night comes on we
see all the public buildings deliv
ered over to soldiers, gales are
closed, sentinels with rifles loaded
with ball cartridge pace rapidly
to and fro and some large apart
ment is for the nonce turned into
a guard room. This has a truly
martial aspect absolutely quite
picturesque and worthy of being
commemorated by some enterpris
ing Royal Academician; soldiers
are gathered around the blazing
fire, arms are glistening in the
light, the toy drummer boy is
waiting to Jeat to arms and all are
on the alert, ready to rush into the
street and do some bloody busi
ness there. This, be it remem
bered, in the heart of London in
18S3." ' -
The Texas Indians have always
had a thorough contempt .for. the
bluccoats. In 1S75 the railroad
boom began. The builders ran
their lines with an army of men in
advance to drive back the savages.
The railroads have done more to
subdue the Indians in Texas
than an other influence.
Lo can't stand steam. The
state in IS 74 began to prepare. for
the immigration influx which fol
lowed. Despairing of protection
against the Indians from Uncle
Sam, the legislature equipped the
Frontier Battalion of State Rang
ers. This handful of scouts at
tacked the marauders wherever
found, and did in six years what the
United States troops had not at
tained for twenty years drove out
the Indians. Recently one of these
gallant scouts was asked: "What
do you rangers do out here?"
"We protect the frontier," an
swered the ranger. "But," expes-
! tulated the inquirer, "I thought
the United States troops were
sent out for frontier protection."
"So they were, and the rangers
came out to protect the troops."
At Columbia College, -N. r.,
Henry D. Noyj, in a lecture upon
the eye, says: "The human eye
has its lenses to perform the same
functions as the camera obscura of
the photographer. There is one
tender spot on the retina, the size
of a pin-head, on which 13,000
nerves arc clustered, and this is
the central point of vision. A
man reading ordinary type at a
distance of fifteen inches has it
photographed on the retina onlj
one-twenty-fifth of the size he
sees, and n handsome young lady
on the opposite side of the street
is reproduced in a pretty little pic
ture of about one-sixteenth of an
1 San Francisco, hist Wednes
day, Superior Judge Edmunds
rendered a judgment in favor of
the city and county of San Fran
cisco asramst the Central Pacific
Railroad company for S48 and in
terest, due as taxes on harbor
steamers. The trial lasted five
minutes, being the most speedily
disposed of case on record in the
The president has recognized
George E. Stanley, consul of her
Bntanic majesty for the stntes of
California ;iud Oregon, and for
"Washington Territory, to reside
in San Francisco.
It is reported that eastern rail
road lines are about to cut rates to
secure this season's passenger
traffic. It will be a good thinsr
for the traveling public while it
The Canada Pacific railroad
will be completed b' December,
18SG, which is four years earlier
than the contract stipulates.
mriKKE APPRENTICE GIRLS WANTED
ON THE NIGHT OF THURSDAY. THE
loih hist.. Between Scarboro Hill and
Sand Island 70 fathoms new .V) mesh net,
corks marked W W., P. A. P. Co. An y one
leading information leadi:i to the recovery
of same at the office of the Point Adams
Pkg. Co., Upper Astoria, wiJl be suitably re
T7ESTERDAY MORNIG, NEAR GREAT
JL Republic, a net marked J. H. D. & Co.
on floats, one buoy on end : net almost new.
Loser am luivo it by npplvins at offlce or
18-3t COLUMBIA CANNING CO.
PICKED UP MAY 12Tn. ABOUT 15
fnthoi is 4o mesh net ; no mark. Owner
can havi the same by applying to
Seandhun Ian Pkg. Co. and pajiug for tills
SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RE
celved by the Count v Clerk, at his ofttcc
in Astoria, until noon ol Saturday. May 10th,
1SS, for isis fitting for the Court House, and
County .tail. For particulars enquire of the
Clerk. The right Is reserved to reject any
By order of the Count v CourL
R. l:. SPEDDEN.
. . ,. Clerk.
Astoria, May 10, 1SS. d-td
TTILLBE RECEIVED BY THE UNDER
1 1 signed, until Saturday noon, Mav loth,
for filling with earth the basement of the
Odd Fellows Hall.
Filling to be brought up within seven feet
of under side of Joists, nud smoothed level.
Rij;ht reserved to reject any and all bids.
.1. Q. A. BOWLBY.
F. C. REED.
, . . ,r Committee.
Astoria, May 8, 1S63. d-td
City Auditors Notice.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
City Assessment Roll of the City of As
toria, in Clatsop county. Oregon, as returned
by the City Assessor, for the year 1683, is
now on file In the office of the Auditor and
aerie of said city, where it will remain opon
for inspection until the Lst day of June, 1&33.
AH annliCltiOllS for onrrwtinnc nr mvicinnu
of the same must be filed with the Auditor
auu u,iitk, pnor io saiu Hrst day or June,
... . Auditor and Clerk.
Astoria, May ictli, issx
I HAVE THE AGENCY OF TOE BEATTY
Organs and Pianos, nnd will spit thi enm
very low for cash, or on time with the proper
seenrirv. Persons desiring to purchase an
uijzih iur eiiuer cuurcu or lamuy use wilt
find it greatly to their Interest to call at my
residence and ascertain prices. Five years
guarantee given II desired.
Furniture, Carpets, Etc.
Saturday, May 19, 10:30 A.M.
I will sell at my auction roems:
One complete Bedroom suite,
One French Bedstead, Spring
Bed and Mattress, Chairs, Ta
bles, Kitchen Cupboard, Cra-1
Also second-hand Carpets:
Forty-three vards Brussels, 35 1
yards 3-ply, 33 yards p-ply, '
Stair Carpet and Oilcloth.
Also 1 Eureka Range Xo. 8, ,
and furniture, 1 Goldsmith
Range 2so. 7, and furniture,
2 Parlor Stoves, 1 Coal-oil
Stove, and a lot of Tinware
Also will close out, without re
serve, balance of assignee's
stock of men's and boys
E. C. HOLDEN.
X. W. CASE.
ASTOltlA, ... OREGON
FKOil 9 O'CLOCK A. M UNTIL :i !
O'CLOCK P. M.
Hoe Mutual Insurance Co.,
Ciias. It. Stoky.....
Geo. I Stout
Aj;snt for Oson
Capital paid up in U. 8. )toh
coin S X tX IV
I. IV. CASK, Agent.
Chr-namus street. Astoria. Oregon.
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K7 OHO 000 CAPhAL
w Tvrvyvrfwv :
LIVERPOOL AND LOwrH)N
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Ax u i
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of ?f7,000,O0O.
A. VAX DUSEN". Accnt.
Finest stock of good In the City.
Ail the Standard Authors. In tills as in
every other branch of my business I lead.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS !
Of guaranteed quality.
CIoclis and "Watches, CJold ami
IJalij- Carriages. Velocipedes.
Ami every description of
Carl AdlerTs Emporium.
PRIOR TO STOCK TAKING.
We offer SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS
in our Hneof
Dress Goods, Silks, Volvets,
Caslimeros and Armnres.
Dolmans, Etc., otc.
A FINE ASSORTMENT OF
Stock Complete in Every Branch.
Liver. Kidney, and Skin Diseases
Pains in the Back and Loins,
Pimples and Blotches on the Skin,
Or Caused i' W'kn s. or Ex'ses,
CanQnj be Cured by he Use flf
irgest Sale and Most Satisfaction ;
Ot any iledlca:- i-u the Coa-r.
Sold by ah Druggists and Mo slleino Dealers.
Sl.CO per Bollte . for $5.V0.
Engagement of an entire
MISS HELENA RICHMAN,
The German Nightingale.
iViiSS SUSIE LEE,
Soup am' Dar.ee Artist.
MISS MINNIE WILLIAMS,
MISS KITTY FRANKLIN,
3TR. GEO. HENDERSON,
Tosellier with a new
Under tiie management of
PROF. CIIAJK.ES R1CKARD6.
All the Old Favorites Retained.
Open all the Year Ferfonnnnce Every
Night Entire Change of Programmo
Every Night, Comprising
SONGS, DAFICES &UD
We give the Best
In the West.
The theatre is crowded nightly, ami all
i who have witnessed the entertainment pro-
nounce it io oe enuai io any Riven eisewnere.
Mr. Hill as a caterer for Jhc imWie's
amusement can not be oxee'led. Anybody t
wisunig io -peim a pleasant evening ana
see sparkling vit and beauty without vul-
parity, should improve- the opportunitv and
The company comprises lite following woll-
Known Artist-? :
Miss Fanik Waltox.
Miss Mamik Goodrich.
Mr. "Waltku. Parkh.
Mr. Ciias. Barrows.
Mit. War, MoRToy.
Ail of which will appear nightly in their dif.
Open air concert every evening ; perform
ance commencing at 8; entrance to theatre
on Benton street ; private boxes on Chena
Netr Stars in Hapid Succession !
Union India Kubber Co's
Pure Para Gum
BCWARK OF I3UTATIOXS !
Be sure the Boots are stamped CRACK
PiJOOP on the heels, and have the PURE
GUJI SPRINGS on the foot and instep,
which prevent their cracking or breaking.
We are now making Uiem with RUBBER
AXD ASBESTOS Soles which will make
them last more than twice as long as any
Rubber boots made.
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS.
ALL KINDS RUBBER BELTING. PACK
BOOTS AND SHOES. Etc.
COODYEAR RUBBER CO.
R. 11. PEASE. Jr. i Agents.
S. 51. RUNYON ) San Eran-isco.
GRAM CLEAEANCE SALE!
to mar.'- room for inorti
Bardvare anil Ship Ciiailery
A. VAN DUSEN & CO.
Will sell at cost their entire stock or
HATS AND CAPS
BOOTS AND SHOES.
These goods mast ne disposed ol as vc are
soon to receive another l.;e lot ot
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
And must have roam to storo it.
i rinnno nnrl Phomino lo
a Ul ULjO U.IIU IMIOIIllUCliO
J. E. THOMAS,
r-f.T: 1-I--I-lI II J1
Prescriptions carefully compounded
Day or Night.
Hardware oil Slip Ghanfllery.
A. VAN DUSEN &
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure 0i!, Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Faints and Oils. Gxories etc.
w&nisunitto ?t:i&i ssiwyi i;-J63 a:
1 1 iilUijii 5h;'U."?1&jt-."'VtV-'1i-t. H3
f L-f ft
We have to-dar finished opening and putting in order the
iJfcb&iW'U' suz sasfcrrfaaac -
Bought in ifan Francisco by IJ. F. STEVENS.
P. MOFF1T will he found behind the counter. His long established repu
tation as a good and reliable salesman is all that need be said.
You Will Find Prices Lower than tho Lowest.
B. F. STEVENS & CO.
SLCCESOR TO .IACKJNS & MONTGOMEF.Y.)
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING," AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CIIE.A3Ii;k STREET. A'ext to C. I. Parker's Store.
T-HE NEW MODEL
A PUI.I. 5TOCK
33. 1EL. TTAWiiiS,
Two doors east of Occident Hotel,
FURNITURE SS BEDDING
AND DEALER IN
Carpets, Oil Cloth, Wall Paper, Mirrors,
Winnow Shades, Lass Curtains, Picture Frames and Mouldings
Y71NDOW CORNICES AND CURTAIN POLES
Complete in every branch.
DEALER IN RESp
FURNITUBE 35 BEDDING.
Corner Main ainl s$quemo(iiia Streets, Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMIfiGS; WALL PAPER ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
ALL KI3TOS OF FUItZOTUKE ISEPAIKED AIWD VAIUVISOED.
Scarf Pins, Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
The linest stock or Jewelry in Astoria.
J3?A11 goods varrantedasrejrcsentel
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
U most rejnectfiilly solieitotl for tho
Anti CMise (sieai) Lannflpy,
Commencing MONDAY, April "J, 1S3S.
This Laundry will he run without China j
ueip ii ic nuvor manes a cent.
N. 11. On account of all the machinery
not leiii finished, we will not he ablo to
taka family Yok before the first of May.
HAVE YOB" mm
OUR SPLENDID STOCK
: CARPETS, j
I UPHOLSTERY, j
WALL PAPER, i
fewest Sijlcs in Furniture?
ED. D. CURTSS & CO.
M. W. alliclc's Old Stand.)
Have some decant design? in the above
mentioned goods which they will be pleased
to show the pnhlic.
Everything now and tasteful,
RUDDOCK & LEVAKE,
"PT3 A firprp rt T pT TnVT"RT!T? S
xaiiiviiuiixi -w w .--. y i
Was and Steam I'itters.
Have constantly on hand a general assort
ment of goods in our line. Jobbh); prompt
ly attended to. Estimates given.
N. B. We guarantoo our work. .
Shop nearly opposltaQ.jE. & N. o'J doek.
C2a B3 5i
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Kanges
The Best in the market.
1'iumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
RAXGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLT OP
B, 8. BAWM9,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL EE PLEASED.
E. K. IIAWES Ii also agent for tna
Bflcl jatent Gnftiiif Stove-
And other first-class stOYes.
Furnace "Work, Steam Pit
tings, etc., a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
ALL KI2TDS OF FEED,
j Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot o Benton street. Astoria
Plumbing and Gas Fitting.
f Plumbers, Gas, and Steam Fitters.
Jobbing Promptly Attended to
j A Full Supply of
GAS FIXTURES, COCKS, STEAM FIT
i TINGS, ETC., ALWAYS ON HAND.
; Cannery, and Steamboat Work
Chcnamus street, opposite Dement'a Drug
Storo, Astoria, Oregon.
Leinenweber & Co.,
C. I.EIXKXWEBKK. H. BEOWX.
;TAMESS am cubbies,
I Manufacturers and Importers of
LL KINDS OF
..Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
Ksrlllghest cash price paid for Hides and
Xoticc of Application, to Parefeaae
LAND OFFICE-AT VANCOUVER, W.T
April 9th, 1SS3.
Notice u hereby given that In compliance
with the provisions of tho Act of Congress
approved June 3, 1878, entitled
An act for
tliKMitanf Timber Tjinris in the States Of
California, Oregon, Nevada, and InWaah
ingtan 1 erritory," John Anderson, of Pacific
countv. Wash. Tier, has this dav filed In this
rfctllcc his application to purchase tho North
; East Hot Section 2(5, Township 10 North of
: Testimony in the above case will be taken
i Kangea west, ottne winameuo iuenuiau.
j before the Clerk of the District Court, at
uysiorvme, wasu. xer., on aiuuuj, wo
isth day of June, 18S3. , .
Anv and all persons having adverse claims
to the above described lands, or any portion
thereof, arc hereby required to file their
claims in this ofilce within sixty (60) days
from date hereof. .
EB1D. W. SPARLING,
dll COds BghK T.
E. C-A M K
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