3 tie yiX. Vol. xx. Astoria, Oregon, Sunday Morning, October 28, 1883 No. 24. GBEY. Is it Commonly Used in the Marri age Service?- Announcements having appear ed frequently of late that clergy men in Canada and elsewhere omitted the word "obey1 from the marriage service, promineirti Bos ton ministers were visited by the (i loin- reporters recently, to ascer tain their customs and views in the matter. The result is given below: Rev II. Carpenter said: "I al wua's leave out the word 'obey1 unless" the bride or ;room request it. But occasionally put it in for the benefit of the husband." Kev. "Wright said: ' "The obli gation is absolutely equivalent upon both man and wife. 1 omit the word "obey" because it has no binding force in practice. Both parties covenant alike, and T can conceive of no cause that will tend to break up the harmony of do mestic relations greater than to have children feel that their mother is a slave to the father. There is no form in our church that we are obliged to subscribe to, therefore we violate no rule in ommitting the word 'obey.1' JieV. Dr. "Webb stated that in his faith that some use the word "obey," while others do not. "1 generally use the words 'love, hon or and cherish," but T think the prevailance of the terrible evil of divorce may cause a return to the use of the word 'obey,' so that as far as forms and words can make it, the ceremony should be more binding. 1 am sometimes request ed to use 'obe3' in the service, but not frequently' I?ev. .1. A. Jordan said there was no ritualistic form for the clergymen of the Baptist faith to use. "So far as 1 know, each pastor uses his own individual judgment as to what form he adopts. I almost always use the 'obey,1 but have no special reason to ffive for so doinir." Rev. J. Savage said, emphati cally: "I never use the word 'obey,1 and never intend to use it I can see no reason why the wife should obe3' the husband any more than the husband the wife. Rev. O. P. Gi fiord said he some times used the word "obey," and sometimes not, but generally used the regular Episcopal marriage service: "The word obey in the ritual, if used, doesn't amount to much, for if the wife loves her husband she will obey him in all things that are right, and if she don't love him it will be a bad year for him." Rev. G. L. Perrin said: "1 never used the word 'obey,' and think it is not customary in the Protestant churches of to-day. I always use the words, 'love, honor and cherish.1 1 have never been asked to use the word, but fre quently have been requested to leave it out of the service." Rev. AV. "W. Downs, of the Baptist church, said: "I do not know what others may do, but for many j'ears I have used the word with the addition of 'in love.1 In other words, I say, 'obey in love, which thereb' robs it of all objec ttons. The true husband will not ask his -wife to obey except in love, and the true wife is always rcadjr to do that. Occasionally I have been asked by the contract ing parties to leave the word out sometimes by the gentleman, but oftener by the lady, and 1 always do so." Rev. C. C. Grafton, of the Church of the Advent, said: "I would not pretend to set myself u plover the Scripture, which says plainty that the husband is the master. The book of common! - M praj'er prescribes it, and 1 think it is satisfactory." N Rev. H. "W. Bolton, of the Grace 'M. E. Church, said: "I left the word 'obey,'' out years ago. I don't know any reason why one should agree to obey more than another." Rev. S. E. Herrick, of the Con gregational Church, said: "1 have no set formula: sometimes 1 use the word, and sometimes I don't. In many cases 1 have thought that the husband should be the one that promised to obey instead of the wife, and in these cases I have left the word out. 1 am free to say that in my judgment and as the event proved, the wife was the controlling influence, although the husband did not know it, and was better for not knowing it.' Conservative Connecticut Justice Tut tie, of East Haven, Conn., sat in his little court room hist Thursday morning, with a volume of the state statutes open before him at the page where it said that "Every person who shall engage in an3 sport or recre ation on Sunday between sunrise and sunset shall be fined not more than 4: nor less than SI." Four teen men stood up at his command to plead to the charge upon which, under'the blue laws the3' were ar rested on Sunday for riding on a public highway on the Sabbath. "You understand, of course," re marked the justice, "that under this statute there is no appeal from the justice decision, and 3ou must either pay the fine or go to jail." Constable Speny and his deputies testified, telling how they had captured the accused persons riding on the Roxom road, and how they had held them in custody in a barnyard during Sunday after noon. "Well," remarked the jus tice, "I fine you $i .each with costs." All settled promptly and the court was adjourned, with the town of East Haven enriched about $100. "The chief reason given for arrests under the bl in laws," said Constable Sperr3', "is not because the Foxom people are better than other folks, but be cause we want to scare ofi" the New Haven men who come pouring out through our roads every Sunday. "We think this will settle the mat ter." It has come to the knowledge of the Oregon City J'Jtt' j'n'isc that two or three prominent individuals in Portland have organized them selves into a company for the pur pose of obtaining, fraudulently, titles to the valuable timber lands along the Columbia river. They have already secured fifteen or six teen thousand acres of the best timber in the world. Their plan of operation was as follows: At first they employed a number of men to look out for the best tim ber, that had not already been taken up, and locate it, so that its metes and bounds could be given. The next move was to get poor workingmen in Portland to make due application for a quarter of a section, the description of which was given them. To do this they were promised $50 and expenses. But they often received onl3r 25, 30 or $40. These applicants never paid for the land or ever saw the patents, butthe3' were required to transfer the title before they were paid for their perjury. General Sprague. appears to be in bad odor with the "Washington Territory legislature. At a recent vote no one took any exceptions to the opinion expressed by Mr. Ca ton for "this man Sprague," and the amendment to change the name from Spragne to Lincoln county was unanimously carried. IF i coi:ld KXOIY. 'If 1 could know," I said. Weeping beside my dead. "Know all about tliis life Beyond this mortal strife. Then I might bear to give Thee up, dear hep.rt, and live As one who onlv waits The closing of the barred gates.' Just then a lily bell From out the dead hand fell ; J took it in my own. 1 thought of how it had grown From senseless bulb and root. A slender, fragile shoqt. Until, with sudden power. It burst to flower! Uut howV Xav! who can know Just how the lillies grotf? And. were the secret ours. .jay, would it change the dowers V And it' we knew what ties ltevonil these earthly skies. Knew all, past doubt, what then V Would we be better men V It is reported by the geograph ical part3' of the Northern Pacific railroad, as an important discovery, that Mount Adams is several hun dred feet higher than heretofore supposed, while Mount Tacoma is m0 feet lower. The height of Mount Adams is ascertained to be 12,300, and that of Tacoma 14,250 feet above the sea. Nevada has, according to the tenth census, G2,2GG population, 151 printers and 3G newspaper publications, 14 of which are daily and 22 weekly, making it in every item the smallest state in the Union. Absolutely Pure. Tills xvtler never varies. A marvel o purity.. strength and wIulcMmieuess. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot lie sold ill competition with the mul titude of low test snort weight, alum or phosphate powders. SoUUmluin can. Roy al Haki.nc Powdkh Co.. tor. Wall-st. N. V. King of the Blood Is not a "c lire all" it is a blood-purifler and tonic. Impurity or the blood poisons thesvs tem, deranges tne circulation, and thus In duces many disorders, known by different names to distinguish them accorulnt; to ef fects, but being really brandies or phases of that great generic disorder. Impurity or Itlootl. Such are Dysfwitsla, Ullllousness, Liver Complaint, Constipation. Xer&nt Dis onlcrs. Headache, Backache, General Weak ness. Heart &li as:. Dropsy. Ktdncu Disease, Piles, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin Disorders, Pitnnlcs. Ulcer. Stcelltna, &-c. Ac. Kinc or the Blood, prevents and cures these by attacking the cause. Impurity of the blood. Chemists and lihysicfans asrree I in billing it "the most genuine and efficient preparation tor tne purpose." fcom nyurug gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc tions, &c,in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases of the Hlood." wrapped around each bottle. D.RANSOM. SON Co.. Props Buffalo. N. Y. To The Public. WE. THE UNDERSIGNED. NOTIFY the public that we have bought ttie scow "Aiuiie" l'arties who have any claim or claims against said scow should notify us within so das. before nil the money Ls paid, and make arrangements ticcordlncl y. OLOF. THOMSON, O.V.CARTER. Astoria, Or., October 5th, l&B. W. E. DEMENT & GO. DRUGGISTS. ASTORIA. - - - OREGON Carry in Stock, DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET and FANGY ARTICLES. Prasnriplions carefully Compounded ft Wk POWDER HOglSAMD RESTAUKANTS. PARKERfHOTJSE,jThe R Machjne - II, B. PAItKEir.Prop.. r ASTORIA, OREGON. E. P. PARKER, - Maunder and Aent. 1 Al. CROSBY, - f- Day Clerk! Plill. ROWERS, - t- Nij;ht Clerk, j las. DUFFY liu the Bar and RIHiani room. First Class in all Respects.; FREE COACH TOTHE HOUSE. IT IS A EACT -TII.AT2- JEFF'S CHOP-HOUSE ox Concomly Street is the Best in Town. 4 ' THAT" He has Always on Hand FltlvSH Shoal Water Bay uml Knsi crn Oysters. . THAT "JEFF'; IS THE BOSS CATERER. THAT He lias brru Proprietor of the "Aurora Hotel" In Knnppton cveM3cnn. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. A New Departure. At Frank Fabre's, idailyseta TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7:30PM At which A FINE FRENCH DINNER, With Half a Bottle Wine "Will bo furnished for 50 cents. Hoard by the 3Ionth, - to S30 lodgings can he procured by the day. week or month. My establishment is fitted newly thrnupliout. and everything main tained in the best stvle. FKAXK FA11KK. COSMOPOLITAN Chop House and Restaurant. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. 3IenlH 5 cents and upwards, . KOur,Aiu. - 3IAI.Y STKKET. - - Proprietor. - - ASTORIA. A Good Cup of Coffee AND OYSTERS. "f KS. POWELL WILL OPEN AN OYS ItJL ter stand on next .Monday, cm Main street next to the Oregon Hakery. She hopes careful attention will secure her a hare of patronage at usual prices. i-im TiEE BEST Boarding and Lodging House. Chas. Walimaii has opened a boarding ami lodging house south of O'Hrien's hntrl, near the gas works. The table is supplied with the best the market affords : good food and clean beds will be furnished at the regular prices. (live me a call and satisfy Yourselves. CHAS." WALLMAN. FOARD & STOKES, WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN III IIitnift'sN'ew liuiliihig; And are Eeady to Supply the Wants of Our Customers. A PULL STOCK OK Fresh Groceries. A. V. Allen, Wholesale mid retail ilrulc.r tu titroQerle, MILL FEED. Glass and Plated Ware, TKOP1CAL AND DOMESTIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Together with Wines, LiquorsJobaccoXigars I ARNDT & EERCHEN, ASTORIA. - OREGON. BLACKSMITH SHOP'' Boiler Shop Xe ah kinds ENGINE, CANNERY, AND STEAMBOAT WORK Promptly attended to. A specialty made of repairing CANNERY DIES, FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. BKNTOJf STKKKTj NKAK l'AKKEK llOCSK, ASTOUI . - OKEHON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LAND aifl MARINE ENfilSES BoilerWork, Steamboat Work and Cannery Work a spe cialty. Ofnl! De.seriptioiiH niade to Order at Short Notice. A. D. Wass. President. .1. L IIu.STLF.n.Secretary, I. V. Cask, Treasurer. .iohn Fox.Superintendcnt. C. H. BAIN & CO. IKAI.EUS IX Doors. Windows, Blinds, Transoms Turning. Bracket Work. SlLOp W 02?3- A siee:alty, and all work guaranteed. Oak. Ash." Hay. and Walnut lumber; Ore ;ou and Tort Orfonl Cedar. Ail kinds of boat material on hand. n. jsa ix & co. COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Dealers in LUMBER, HAY, GRAIN, POTATOES, AND COUNTRY PRODUCE. Advances made on Consignments. I. W. CASE",' I.MPOHTKK AND WHOLESALE AND HE TAIL DKALEli IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE ''onier Chenanms and Cass streets. ASTORIA - OREGON A. MacBeth, MERCHANT TAILOR, No. 4. First St., - - Portland. Oregon. Clothing made at reasonable prices, ami satisfaction guaranteed. THE LATEST STYLES IN WALL PAPER AT B. S. FRANKLIN'S, NKXT DOOUTO ASTOIJIAN OFFICE. AverylarKC Stock from which to select. Window curtains made to order. "My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Taper will be lound convenient to my patrons. TI kmm L ead but Never Follow ! NT Worth Finest Jewelry Store. lieautifnl stock or Solid ;old Jewelry, Watches. Clocks, and Solid Silver nnil AMatctl Ware. All sroods warranted. Fine Watch repairinc by first-clas workmen. $20,800 CD ! Buy Cheep Largest Book Store. Full stock of Illank Books and Stationery of nil description. School Bonks: Books or all Cele brated Authors: Miscel laneous Books. Subscription Xcwa Ie-pot. CO w QELO F. PAKKKR. SURVEYOR OF Clatsop County, and City or Astoria Otfice : Chenanms street, Y. M. C. A. hall Room No. 8. BOZOKTH & JOHNS. Real Estate and Genera! insurance Agents. ASTORIA, Oregon. WE WHITE POLICIES IX THE WEST ern. State. Investment, llamburc,. lire men and North Cerman t'ltc Insurance Com panies, and represent the Travellers' Life and Accident of Hartford, and the New York Life, of N. Y. We have tho only complete set or township maps In the county, and have made arrange ments to receive applications. Mings, and llnal proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions. Timber Lands, etc.. having all the official blanks therefor. Our maican he exam ined in the office, upon the payment of a reasonable fee. We also have for sale city property in As toria and addition-, and farms and tide land property. 1'euts, and other collections made, and loans negotiated. r.ozoimr & .iohns, NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS COMPANY Are Now Ready For Business. C3romv with Ilozorth & Johns. E. A. NO YES, ASt. OKO. I WHEF.LEi:. Notary Public. AV. L. ItOllIt. WHEELER & ROBB. GENERAL Real Estate I Insurance Apts. We have very desirable property in As toria and I'ppcr Astoria for sale. Also, line farms througiiout the county. Accounts carefully adjusted and collec tions made. We represent the Koyal. Xorwich Union and Lanca shire Insurance Co's., With a combined capital of S3G,000,O00. THE Travelers lafe and Accident Insur ance Co. of Hartford, and the Man hattan, ljifc Insurance Co.. of New York. We an; asents for the Dailu and Weekly Xnrthiccst A'citv.and the Oreyon VUlette. All business entrusted to our care will re ceive prompt attention. GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY. Bills of Exchange on any Part ol Europe. 1AM AGENT FOli TIE FOLLOWING well known and commodious steamship ines, STATE LINE, ICED STAR, WHITE STAR. HAMBURG-AMERICAN. DOMINION LINE. NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE. Prepaid tickets to or from any European port. For full information as to rates of fare, sailing days, etc, apply to I. W. CASE. E R S NEW STORE I of New Goods ! CO CD Leading Music Store. Aiceat for Decker Bros., Behr Bros., Flsker aad. Emeraea Piaaea. Kqtey. Chnse, Palace, asd aCasaa Sc. Hapalln Orjcaas. Sheet XhbIc aad Music al Instraaeats. for CASH ! Oldest Toy a Store. Variety Baby Carriages Veloci pedes, Bird Cases, aad. Fine Toys, at .Eastern Prices. Undersold ! BUSINESS CARDS. Q K. THOMSON, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Room No. c, over White House, ASTORIA, OREGON. J.' XAT. HUDSON, Attorney at Iiaw, aad Xatary Public. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon, r. vr. fulton. a. c otjltox. FUrTOH BROTHERS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building. J q. A. BO Witt Y, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON Q J. CURTIS , ATT'Y" AT LAW. Notary Publie, Commissioner of Deeds for California, New York and "Washington Ter ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As toria. Oregon. N.rt.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and collections aspecialty. A V. ALIBI, AHtorla Agent Hamburg-Magdeburg and German-American FI RE INSURANCE COMPANIES, jg C. IIOLDEN, NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN SURANCE AGENT. JQR. X. C. BOATMAN, Physician and Surgeon. Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building. ASTORIA, OREGON. JAY TUTTIiE. M. H. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office Rooms l, 2, and 3. Pythian Build in,'. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug Store. P P. HICKS, PENTIST, ASTORIA, - - OREGON Rooms in Allen's building up stalls, corner of Cass and Sqemocqhestret . JR. J. E. LbFOBC, DESTI8T, Room 11. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria. Or. Gas administered for painless extraction of teeth. ANNOUNCEMENT, MRS. T. 8. JJBWirrT, (Successor to Mrs. E. S. Warren.) Fashionable Dressmaker Aim MILLISEB. Dealer In Mllllmery and Fancy Goods. Squemoqua street, next dooi to Odd Fellow Temple.