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She gaitjj storian.
DECEMBER lC. 18S3
Cektaix brethren iu a neighboring
stato arc in the throes of au intesti
nal, or, more accurately speaking, a
pedal, strife that threatens the most
serious consequences. It seems that
a -well-devised scheme hay been inau
gurated to restore the obsolete ordi
nance of feet-washing as a part of the
form of worship; and thereby the
atmosphere has been vexed with an
odor, as it were, that ''smells to
heaven." The worst of it is that the
Teet-washers appear to be in the ma
jority, and propose to excommunicate
those of the opposite manner of
thinking. All the resources of per
suasion have been exhausted to no
purpose; discussion widens the
breach instead of narrowing it; and
altogether the outlook is thick with
We do not understand that the ml
nority reject feet-washing 2orse. No
objections have been urged, against
the process as a sanitary precaution.
It is even granted that the brethren
may properly wash one another's feet
in a social way; and we infer that the
privilege might extend to the sisters
also. The difficultv arises over the
proposition to make this style of di
version an obligatory feature of the
church exercises. If we apprehend
the kickers correctly, it is not the
barefooted, fact, so to speak, of bath
ing the extremities as a matter of
carnal enjoyment or mere personal
familiarity that the' are opposing, it
is the spiritualizing of the" trans
action, and the making it a compul
sory affair that excites their antag
onism. In other words, they dispute
the theory of having the correctness
of their theology measured by an ob
servance that relates rather to the
economy of the household than to
the loftier uses of the sanctuary
distinction with a very pronounced
difference, it will be noticed.
It is to be regretted that full par
ticulars are not furnished of the
method provided for the practical
application of the ordinance in ques
tiou. As it is, we are left entirely to
conjecture on that point, and so can
not know what justification there may
be, if any, for resisting the thing on
grounds of taste or convenience, to
say nothing of sentiment It may be
ihnt the congregation is expected to
ilirusl its collective assortment of
feot into a single tub, trough, tank
or other sufficiently capacious con
corn; and one can easily imagine how
embarrassing that might be, and
how sorely trying to piety. Or it may
be that the deacons claim the pre
rogative of doing the washing for
all the fomiuino portion of the flock;
and certainly that would give occa
sion for more or less hard feeling. Or
possibly the scheme includes ele
ments of picturesqueness that have
no legitimate place in church pro
ceeding. There is abundant room,we
can see, for the abuse of such an ob
servance, and therefore many argu
mcnts to be advanced against its en
forcement without in any sense chal
lenging its abstract soundness. A
daily newspaper is able, as a rule, to
pass prompt and convincing judgment
in cases of this nature, and thus to
check strife and promote peaco and
good will; but the present contro
versy is so exceptional and the cir-
cumstances so indefinitely stated that
we must take it under advisement.
To be quite frank about it, we are
not very well up in feet-washing as
an adjunct of righteousness. ,"Vo
should say, on general principles,
that the text, "Cleanliness is next to
godliness," should be held to apply
to the feet as much as to any other
part of the body; but we are not
prepared to claim that systematic
Sunday foot-baths are an essential
requirement to salvation. For pur
poses of discipline, not to men
tion advantages of general com
fort where ventilation is de
fective, we can readily understand
how feet washing might be earnestly
and profitably insisted upon. As an
exercise in humility, too, there is a
good deal to be said in its favor; and
it is undeniable that the ceremony
has warrant, or excuse at least, in
Scripture. But we must not pursue
the subject further at present, leaBt
we inadvertantly prejudice one side
or the other of a disagreement which
we hope to see amicably and har
moniously, adjusted. "Wo cannot re
frainfrom saying, however, that the
congregation both the feet-washers
and the kickers are to be congratu
lated upon the fact that this episode,
though unpleasant in one aspect, is
in another view gratifying. It is al
ways a wholesome sign to see the
brethren care enough for their faith
to contend about it HI fares the
church, to hastening ills a prey,
where men cease to think it worth
while to do battle in its behalf, or in
behalf of what they deem to be its
cardinal virtues. The feet-washers
may be right, or they may bo wrong
in either event, the average interest
in the affairs of the church is
going to be stimulated, and the mem
bers made better acquainted with
ono another. Indirectly, also, the
stare win oe oeneniea oy advertise
ment of tiio fact that the neom
that way are keenly alive to matters
of religious importance; and capa
ble of contributing tieir due share
to the advancing fado of theological
inquiry and discussion which is just
now.of uppermost attraction in the
UNCLE SA1TS EXPENSES.
The secretary of the treasury has
transmitted to Congress the estimates
of appropriations required for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1885. The
amount estimated for all expenses of
the government is 283,125,305, being
$22,323,282 less than the aggregate of
appropriations for the present fiscal
year, and S57,154,857 less than the
sum called for in the estimates sub
mitted last year.
The estimates submitted are di
vided as follows: -Civil establish
ment, $22,015,663; foreign intercourse,
$1,796,601; military establishment,
$27,136,152; naval establishment, $22,
517,751; Indian affairs, $8,466,810;
pensions, $10,000,000; public works.
$17,760,211; postal service, $2,958,111;
miscellaneous, $25,293,965; permanent
annual appropriations, $115,117,037.
The estimates in all the above
cases, except for pensions, foreign in
tercourse, and the permanent annual
appropriations, are for larger sums
than those 'appropriated for use dur
ing the present fiscal year. The ap
propriations for pensions for the
present year amounted to $86,576,
287, for foreign intercourse to $2,177,
981, and the permanent annual appro
priations to $177,529,52L The in
creases over the amounts appropri
ated last year are as follows: Civil
establishment, $519,216; military es
tablishment, $1,615,055, naval estab
lishment, $6,767,311; Indian affairs,
$2,427,123; public works, $11,789,363;
postal service, $2,912,037; miscellane
The following table shows in detail
the estimates for the civil establish
ment. with the appropriations for
each object, for the present year :
Appropriations for 1834: Legislat
ive, 5o,4iu,to; executive proper,
$117,178; state department, $137,019;
treasury department, $3,117,921; mints
and assay- offices, $1,227,307: inde
pendent treasury, $361,000; territorial
governments, $260,835; internal reve
nue, $4,282L054; war department,
$2,329,155; navy department, $284,
016; interior department, $3,95,973;
postoffice department, $811,855; de
partment of agriculture, $105,610; de
partment of justice, $176,203; judicial.
Tiie "Western Union Telegraph
Company reports to the authorities at
Albany that its earnings last year on
its watered capital of $80,000,000 was
$5,400,000, and that it did not pay
one solitary cent of taxes. Last sum
mer, it will be remembered, the com
pany refused to make a slight ad
vance in the starvation wages of its
employes and put the public to seri
ous inconvenience by the interrup
tion of telegraphic communication.
There is no law to make it pay its em
ployes properly, but there are laws to
compel it to pay its taxes.
The solicitor of the treasury will
make an adverse report on the appli
cation of a New Orleans lady for a
license as master of a steamboat, be
cause she is ineligible on account of
her sex. There is something wrong
hera If a woman is capable of being
boss" of a house, there is no doubt
she can run a steamboat successfully.
Congress should look into this mat
Better than Any Lottery,
Because there Can be
Special Auction Sale of Real Estate
On 3Ionday, Dec. 17, at 11. A. 31.
I am Instructed to dispose of a limited
Choice Lots in the Beach Addition
to OCEAJV rABK.
At Public Auction to the Highest Bidder.
m!IIS PROPERTY IS THUS PLACED IN
JL the market in order that evervbodv mav
have a chance to build or speculate on lots
In a Sea-side resort which Is bound to be
Long Branch of the Nbrthnest Coast.
Hundreds of lots have been disnosed nf hi
tills vicinity which have increased in value
lour lorn m tue last two years.
The property now to be sold laces the Ta-
cmc uccan, aua tor sea naming m summer
cannot uc surpassed.
Title perfect Warranty deed.
12. C. HOILBE.
Notice for Proposals.
BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE
secretary of School D'strlct No. 9. lor
fencing and sidewalk on school grounds, till
Tuesday, the 25th Inst. Plans and speciuca-
JOS. P. LEATHERS
Formerly over Arndt & Ferchen's Machine Short
IS BUILDING FinST-CLASS BOATS IN
the Mion formerly occuDied bv M. John
son on Concomly street, one block west of
Hansen JUros' Aim. Model, Material sad
milE COUNTY COURT OF CLATSOP
jl county. Oregon, having appointed the
undersigned executors of the last will and
Tfstmnpnt. nf Triitririn f PitnK r1unaon.l
all persons having claims against said estate
are requested to present the same with the
proper vouchers, at the office of C. Lelnen
weber. Upper Astoria, within six months
irom mis aaie.
Astoria, December 14, 1883.
Notice to Stockholders.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Paciuc union Pk'g Co. will be held on
Saturday Dec. 22 1SS3. at their office In As.
toria for the purpose of electing a board of
Directors and the transaction of such other
business as may come before the mectinc.
J. It. GILSTKAP, J. A. CARLSON.
. Secy, . Pres'l.
Thursday, December. 20, 1883,
At 1 P. M., on the Premises.
I WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST BID
ders without reserve, for casn. 951 acres
or land known as the r.tiearhart Farm, on
also, 30 cpws, 17 neau young cause, l norse
1 wagon and other fanning implements,
.T. W. GEARHART,
E. C. HOLD EN. Auctioneer.
Astoria, Dec. 10, 1?$3. w-lt d-tf
MRS. A. MALCOLM'S.
TO CLOSE OUT WINTER STOCK I WILL
sell for the next ao days all Roods at
a reduction of 20 to 40 per cent against
rormer prices. rov is your opportunity.
Ladles, to secure bargain?;.
Iiook at tho Following Prices.
Ladies' Fur Beaver nats. now 52.00. for
urns' Moscow Heavers, nw ts cents. lor-
inerly SI 25.
ihvsf cans, now 75c to slui. lonneny si
Misses' Hoods, now $l.7.. formerly Sii.2.).
Infants' Hoods, now $1, formerly 1.50.
Hosiery, now 50c, formerly 75c.
Lace Collars ana Fichus, now 2Tc to Si .50.
formerly H)c to Si
Ladles and Childreus' Linen Collars, now
15 to 20c, formerly 23 to 35c.
Infants' Wool Sacqttes and Hoots at a re
duction of 40 percent.
I. J. ARVOLD.
Proprietor of the Leading
Boot and Shoe Store !
Makes announcement that his large stock of
goods Is offered Tor sale for the
next two weeks
This is to make room for a large
stock for the Holidays.
Men's Heavy Boots,
Men's Fine Boots,
Ladies' and Children's Shoes
IN' EVERY VARIETY.
Now Is a chance to not cheaii boots and
I. .1. ARVOLD.
WONO SAM GEE.
STJN SING CO.
HAVE OPENED A CHINESE STORE pN
Chenamus street opposite the Astoria
Baker', where they will keep on haud
Tea, Sujar, Kico, Chinese
And FRUITS and VEGETABLES.
Astoria, December 1st, 1BS3.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & "WHEELER. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
goods hi our line. Estimates given and
Cass street, in rear of I O O F building,
next to Gas Go's office.
FIFTY MINUTES DRIVE FROM SAN
Jose, Cal.. on the Los Gatos Road.
Anew5-room dwelling house; between
5 and six acres of choice fruit land. Dwell
ing built for saloon and store .
Hie property will be sold at a bargain, as
I have too much other business to attend to
It. Terms Si,coo-half cash; balance on
time with easy payments. Apply to
Astoria, Oregon. d-KJ-l m
ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY
Patronize Home Manufacture.
All my CANDIES are of the
A full assortment
NUTS, FOREIGN FRUITS, ETC.
JOII.V P. CLASSEN.
Stop That Horse !
USE THE PATENT SHOE.
HAS JUST RECEIVED A PATENT
Horseshoe from the Patent Office, for
tho purpose of preventing all classes of hors
es from slipping on plank, or steep roads,
Horses shod with this shoe WILL NOT
SLIP. A trial will convince anyone.
I keep Two First-duns Stioers in
my shop. Try the NEW SHOE.
3-CerHH aad Contracted Hoof cure
No satisfaction no pay.
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET
By the Xljsht, Day, Week or X oath
"WITH OR WITHOUT BOARD,
With use of Parlor. Library and all the com
forts of a home. Terms reasonable.
Apply to MRS. E. C. HOLDEN,
Cor. Main and Jefferson Bts.
LOTS TO SUIT, FROM 5 ACRES TO
40 acre tract In 8. W. corner of Chas.
Stevens' D. C. Title perfect. For particu
lars Inquire at office of N. D. Raymond, City
Hall ; or on the premises of O. D. Young.
Astoria, Nov. 3d, 1883.
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC
THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO.
Cor. SuHQHioqu and Olney Streets, Astoria.
The public are invited to call and twainim onr immense
stock of Holiday (loods, consisting of
Albums.. Scrap Books. Music Folios, Toilet Siands.
Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames.
Oil Paintings. Chromos. Etc.
y NEW YORK
V$ STORE !
We do not jrnpr( to invoiflt the public cither by
false representations or swell pernicious clap-trap as the
purported purchase or an Eastern Bankrupt stock at 25
cents on the dollar. All our dealings are lesitiniate and
above board. In !roof of what we say and claim. vo would
respectfully surest to the public to examine and price the
goods in "Oliiur Stores" before coming to us. and thu j
satisfy themselves of the truth of nur representations.
The ITo w TorJs ITovolty Store
aiAIS STREET. ASTORIA.
You Are Sure to be Suited
Hail, Office, Library, Parlor, Chamber
and DINING ROOM, in
"WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH, AND MAPLE.
We are without a doubt showing' the Largest and Most Complete
line of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, unequaled in Design, Work
manship and Finish.
We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs
and Colors in
Body, Roxbury, and Tapestry Brussels, Tluve Plys,
Are not excelled by any
north of San Francisco.
Nothing but the best
dispensed, and every
convenience for the com
fort of guests.
Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
The M.ost Complete Establishment in Astoria.
AT THE ENTEANCE TO THE 0. E. & W. DOCK.
and Club Room;
TER apply to lb Captain, or to E. I. Parker,
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and Pinish will
take pleasure in examining our
SATIHS and DEE8S GOODS.
GENTS' FTJEHISHMG DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the "best.
CITY BOOK STOjES-SJ.
55.iv?: m'st kj-:c::ivj:i a siammuth stock of books.
The yoimij ami oM. rich and ioor can all be accommodated.
Agents for the Kranich & Bach and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and
Western Cottage Organs.
Onlf-rs for all kinds of Music or InstrniiHMits will be promptly tilled.
E. F. STEVES8 & CO.,
Cit' Book Store.
THE NEW MODEL
A rULIi STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
23- 3rS. TT A "WjESiS,
Two doors east of Occident Hotel. ASTORIA, OREGON.
r. J. OUSTAFSON". A. JOIINSON'.
MARTiN OLSEN &, CO.
FURNITURE S3 BEDDING.
Corner Slain and Squemoqua Streets. Astoria. Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER5 ETC
A Complete Stoc!f.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
cz.- ; i : :
(SUCCESSOR TO .TACKfNS & MONTGOMERY.)
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
ClIEAAJirs STJtJEET, Kext to C Iu Parker's Store.
ASTORIA, - OEIGOIt
GERirANLA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
0nciifr3 Street. AaToaiA.
The Best of linger a Cls. a Glass
Orders for the
1' ' L JTHTaTl
Lett at this place will toe promptly attend
No cheap Baa Francisco Beer sold at
W3I. BOCK. Proprietor.
Euqem D. Brock, Master.
orTOWIN'O. FREIGHT orCHAU
U. B. PAltKJBK.
S & Co.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IX AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. It. IIAWES is also agent for the
And other first-class stoves.
Fnraaco Work, Steam Fit
tinSs. etc., a specialty.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment or
Magee Stoves and Kanges.
The Best in the market,
rmmbiug Roods of all kinds on hand. Jor
work done In a workmanlike manner.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic and Foreign Cigars or
the Lest .Brands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On .Concomly between Benton and Lafa
lm SEORGE GORLTER.