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THU RSD.VY JANUARY 31. 18Si
AX ARROGANT MONOPOLIST.
The public lands committee lias
unanimously voted to prepare a
bill forfeiting the Texas Pacific
grant and restoring tbe land to
settlers, but still Huntington is un
dismayed. Why? He relies on the
Supreme court to decide in his favor,
as it has so often ruled in favor of
corporations and against the people
and settlers. Huntington built
through the territories over public
lands as a trespasser without the con
sent of the government; he entered
and built through u government reser
vation in the same liigh-handed way.
He crossed the Colorado river on a
reservation in spite of the positive
prohibition of the secretary of war.
JNow ne .says u yougross, in pursu
ance of its right, presumes to declare
the grant which he "earned" from the
government in this way forfeited he
will go into the courts and tie up the
land for twenty years by litigation,
with the evident conviction that in
the end the Supreme court will
It there are any simple-minded
people who refuse to believe that
.there is any reason why certain great
monopolies should be making a sim
ultaneoiLs and continuous effort to ob
tain control of the Senate and to
name a candidate for the Presidency,
we hope the revelation by Hunting
ton of the great stakes he will have
to play for and this reliance on the
Supreme Courl. will enlighten them.
lu the neit dozen yean? questions
about laud grants and railroad dis-
cr iminations are coming up before
the Supreme Court, to control which
Huntington and the Standard Oil
Company could afford to pay the ex
penses of all the Presidential elections
and the elections of a majority of the
Senate until they are settled.
-Men like Huntington are anarchi
cal. Their anti-social attitude is
abundantly illustrated in his remarks
oa the proposed legislation by con
gress to prevent the railroads of the
country from favoring one at the ex
pense of others. He stigmatizes such
control and .says railroad property
must be treated like other property.
The class of men he represents are
perfectly willing to bo given extraor
dinary privileges, like those of emi
nent domain and common carrier, by
by which they can talce to their own
uses and profit the property of others
and gain possession exclusively of the
great highways of the nation's travel
and traffic, but the moment the obli
gation that gous with these rights is
to be enforced, wh, then their prop
erty is like other property.
There is no end to special favors,
gifts, powers and exemptions which
railroad men are willing to beg or buy
from legislatures. Their property is
uulike any other kind of property
when they are after these things, but
when they have got what they
want and the people seek
to put them under the
obligations which have always at
tached to the property of common
carriers, their position is suddenly
reversed. They are then only like
holders of other property. There is
an irrepressible conflict here. The
property of men who, by charters
and delegated powers of eminent do
main, hold the roads of the country
in their sole control, is not at all like
other property. Not even the citi
zens of the mouarchial and aristo
cratic governments of Europe are
ridden by sucb despotism as Hunt
ington and hi& associates have deter
mined, by the help of the senate and
president and supreme court, to
fasten on us. These railroad kings
will find that thej must submit, in
free America, to at least as much
control as would be imposed on them
in England, .France or Germany.
The American sailor and American
merchaut navy have been '"protected"
and taxed oil' the "face of the great
deep." It is impossible for an Ameri
can ship-owner, under the state tax
laws and navigation laws of this
oouutry, to compete upon anything
approaching equal terms with foreign
ship-owners. We discriminate against
our own ship in our own ports and
abroad, wherever an American consu
lar agent is to be found, and then get
all muddled up in a maze of nonsen
sical projects of rebates, bonuses and
the like, instead ol going straight to
the point by amending our navigation
laws in the direction of free ships
the abolition of tonnage dues and
other vexatious charges, and the ex
emption of deep sea-going vessels
from taxation. Were this done, as
done it must be if Americans are to
control their own foreign carrying
trade, there would be an end to the
jeremiads over "the decadence of
American shipping." American ship
owners do not want "protection."
They want elbow-room, freedom of
action and enterprise and fair play
generally. With these condition;
guaranteed and the world's com
merce open to them, the next decado
would tell a very different story from
the past one.
A bill is to be introduced in the
New York legislature to imprison
wife-beaters in the penitentiary. Of
a man who beats his wife Shakes
peare says: "He is a wretch -whom it
wre base flattery to call a coward."
Mb. Gould seems to have lost his
head and began to talk. Almost every
day brought out an interview with
him in one paper or another. Now,
if a man like him begins to talk, it is
invariably a sign of weakness on his
part. He never says a word when he
has anything to say. He talks only
when he is powerless to act. It is
well known that financiers and rail
road magnates hate the press, and
have recourse to it only in extremis.
Even out of men like Mr. Henry Vil
lard and Mr. Horace White, who are
themselves old reporters, a newspaper
man could no more get a word than
he could get blood out of a stone till
they bothcame to grief. The moment
the so-called big men begin to talk,
look out; there must be something
wrong. The law in this case is gen
eraL Every one of the so-called big
men hates the press almost as much
as Bismarck does. But everyone of
them is anxious to use it when he is
driven to the wall -like Bismarck
again, who always said he would like
to see every newspaper wiped out of
existence, and who constantly wrote
and dictated editorials when he hoped
to gaiuhifl point by it.
The only exception in this case is
Yanderbilt He likes to talk to the
newspaper reporters almost as much
as he does to his horsey friends on the
road. It ijeems to be a kind of hy
genic measure with him. It gives
him an opportunity to air his ele
gantly conceived ideas. He loves to
dwell upon the fact that he has
reached the acme of beautitude, and
cares not a straw for any other being
in existence. He cannot find names
strong enough to call people by, and
every freh interview brands some
men with a new, refined, and gentle
Quek.v Victoria's deTotion to the
memory of John Brown is, it is re
ported, giving alarm to even the most
loyal of her subjects. The portrait of
the great gillie Jadorna her private
apartments in Windsor, and the
rooms he occupied are not allowed to
be profaned by the tread of vulgar
mortals. These are, to be sure, ex
traordinary honors; but we see no
reason why the throne should be
thereby regarded as in a dangerous
condition. Her majesty draws her
royal salary with the utmost regular
ity, and maintains a tight hold upon
her pocket-book. Albert Edward
could not borrow a ten-dollar bill
from his royal mamma if he tried to
do so, and the kitchen in the castle is
watched -with the eagle eye o f a good
housekeeper as well as of a queen.
Her majesty-V Brown studies are not
in the least alarming
The San Jose (Cal.) Times is of
opinion that the high trihute paid to
the memory of the dead Senator
Morton by the people of Indiana, in
the erection of a statue, is in burn
ing contrast to the "shameful neg
lect"that we of Oregon and Califor
nia are guilty of towards the gallant
and genius-gifted General E. D.
Baker, whose neglected grave is a
standing shame and disgrace to the
loyalty, intelligence and patriotism of
the entire state. This animadversion
is deserved. It is a shame that the
gallant spirit who laid down his life
for his country on the fatal field of
Ball's BlufF, twenty-two years ago,
has not been more fittingly honored
by the people of the states which his
genius illustrated and his oratory en
nobled. Seth Greek, of the State fishery
commission, announces with pardon-
auie pnue tnut ne nas succeeded m
giving the world u new fish. It is a
hybrid-cross, to quote his own words,
between the brook trout and the
salmon trout. Mr. Green declares
that their new relative which he has
succeeded in bringing into existence
is superior to both of them. It has
the vermilion spots and all the other
first-class marks of an aristocratic
trout lineage. This is all very well,
but we still uphold the supremacy of
the Columbia river salmon.
The main question in the presiden
tial campaign will be as to whether
the people of this country want the
government placed completely under
the control of the solid south, which
will be the result of electing a demo
Speaker Caklislk, according to his
admirers, is .not at all affected by
compliments. If every politician were
provided with taffy-proof armor
modesty would not be such a rare
virtue among the nation's law-makers
Luor Stone wants the erection of
the Bartholdi statue deferred until
the women of the.United States "are
given their rights." From the present
state of affairs it is evident that Lucy's
wish may be fulfilled.
It is now said that Henry B. Payne
is the Samuel J. Tilden. of Ohio. This
is a left-handed compliment to the
Buckeye state and a double back-ac
tion boomerang for both of the gen
With an unstinted supply of mutton-chops
and i liberal quantity of
"cold tea," it is more likely that the
average congressman will be able to
weather the killing frosts of an off
M .... m m"
It is strange that Matthew Arnold
did'not hold up bis bands in holy
horror hen he discovered that many
of the wiId;Westerners invariably eat
pie wiro a emie.
Thkrx are no quail
on last year's
A N AD.TOUKNED MEFTING OF THE
A. stockholders or Cat-e FoxP ckinz-om-pany
vlll te held at the company's office In
AMoila, February 29th, 16W. ,.
W. F. McGKEGOR.
January 30th. 1ES4.
Thursday Night !
JAN. 31, 1884.
Special Engagement of the Charming Com
edienne, Popidur Favorite Vo-'a'Iit. and
Queen of Protwai Star.
Supported S ht-r
EXCELLENT COMEDY COMPANY
Who will prrsenl on
THURSDAY. JAXUARY Slst,
The itopular four-set Corned
Lena, the Madcap.
AdmirtKlou us ti!iml. Ke.tcrved Seals
at The New York Novelty Store, without
J. II. FERRIS. Manager.
H. A, B. WILLIAMS.
Secretary to Miss Putnam.
Announcement Extraordinary !
The Champion's Triumphal Tour
Across the Continent.
JOI L. SDLLIffl
Will Exhibit at OCCIDENTAL HALL
On FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1,
This treat combination embraces the in t
known and most famous boxers and ath!ete
living, among whom are. first :
JOHN I. SULLIVAN. Champion nl the
HERBERT A. SLAUE. the Bleat Maori
STEVE TAYLOK. e-cIiiupiou heavy
weight of the United Stat s.
PETE McCOY, champion light-weight of
MIKE GILLESPIE. Boston's favorit.;
FRANK MORAN, master of cen.-monies.
J. MUNZINGER. and other celebrities.
Scenes of the famous Madison Square,
New York contest, re-enacted bv SULLI
VAN and SLADE.
Special attention -I1I be ylvrn lu
AO.IIIKSIOX - 91.30
No extra charge for reserved .seat-, at the
New York Novelty Store.
Al. K. Smith, Manager of Combination.
F. W. Stechhan. Manager Oregon. Wash
Ipgton and liritish Columbia.
THIS IS TO INFORM ALL WHOM IT
may concern that the busines3 formttlv
known as Sun Shim: Co., in the city of As
toria Oregon, on Chenamus street opposite
the Post office, and owned bv lloinr Fanp.
Wern: Chu. and Hone Yin. has been bought
by Hong Fan: who will assume all the lia
bilities of the Sun Sing Co., and will collect
all debts due the same. Hong Fong will
keep Chinese groceries, teas, fruits, etc
Astoria Jan. 28th, 1831.
A COOK BY PROFESSION, IS WANTED
at Flsherton Cannery
" Tacoma Ledger please copy.
HAVING CLOSED OUT MY BUSINESS
In Astoria all parties indebted to me
arc requested to make immediate settlement
of the same at the office of D. L. Beck & sons
In this city. All parties having claims
against n;e will present the same at the
above office. GEO. W. HUM E.
Jan. IS, 1S81.
D. L BECK & SONS.
(Successors to Geo. W. Hume.)
DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND C.VN
neiy supplies, corner Skamoqua and
Olney streets. Astoria.
On retiring from the above business, I
take great pleasure in recommending my
successors to my friends, and bespeak for
Messrs. D. L. Beck & Sons, a liberal share of
their patronage. (J . W. H UM C.
mUE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEM
X hers of the P. L. & B. Association of As
toria, will be held in Liberty Hall tie even
lug of the.'ith day of February, 181. at 7
o'clock i. it. WM. L McEWAN.
ri'HE COUNTY COURT OF CLATSOP
JL County, Oregon, having appointed the
uudersigned executors of the last will and
testament of Truman P. powers, deceased,
all persons having claims against said estate
are requested to present the same with the
proper vouchers, at tne office of C. Lelneti
weber. Upper Astoria, within six months
from this date.
Astoria. December 14, 1SSS.
HALF GALLON TINS.
At WILSON & FISHER'S.
rA LiVeral Discount to the Trade.-eu
JOS. P. LEATHERS
Formerly over Am J t & Fercben's Machine Stio
IS BUILDING FIRST-CLASS BOATS IN
the shop formerly occupied bv M. John
son on Concomly street, one block west of
Hansen Bros' Mill. Mndrl. Material and
Fresh and Cured Meats.
SAUSAGE A SPECIALTY.
Next Door to John Rogers' Central Market.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHKELER.AT
fair rates. Also a complete .stock of
goods In our Hue.
Estimates riven and
Cass street, iurear of I O O
next to Gas Co'.s office.
The A 1
Fast Sailing Schooner
158 tons register, will leave Astoria, on. or
FEBRUARY l.'tth, 1884.
She will take freight at Portland, and on
her return from Fortland will leave Astoria.
For further particulars apply to
J. H. D. GKAY. Astoria, Oregon.
You Are Sure
Hall, Office, Library, Parlor, Chamber
and DINING ROOM, in
WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH, AND MAPLE.
We are without a doubt showing th- Lartist and Most Complete
line of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, uo-qualed in Design, Work
manship and Finish.
We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs
and Colors in
Body, Hoxbury, and Tapestry Brussels, Three Plys,
Extra Supers and Ingrains.
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 Most Complete Establishment in Astoria.
AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE 0. R. & N. DOCK.
Has iust received DIKECT from the EAST.
the LAttUESr and FINEST stock of
Sentimental and Comic VALENTINES
that have ever been displayed here.
Besides selling them CIIEAPEIi
thau any other house in Oregon
we also furnish STAMPS and
ENVELOPES with each
Remember the Place
New York Novelty Store
Opposite Parker House,
Main Street, Astoria. - - - Oregon.
jy TOE ,
ew York Novelty
to be Suited
and Glub Rooms
SMALL MUSICAL 1NSTBUME
OF ALL EINDS.
FINEST VIOLIN STRINGS
Piano, and Organ Instructor.
President of United States"
"Governor of Oregon,"
Astoria Musical Society,
Mrs. J. W. Conn, of Astoria,
And other prominent persons. Pianos and
Organs of many leading mates,
wholesale and retail,
CELEBRATED TABEft ORGANS.
LITTLE GIANT STECK PIANO
Largest House on This Coast.
165 First St., Portland, Oregon.
The Portland and Astoria
Is prepared to contract with masters and
consignees of vessels for the
Loading and Unloading of Vessels
AT EITHER PORT.
Promptness and satisfaction guaranteed
In all cases.
IBlEltiiil ulara nun
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Fine Goods - ReducedPrices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and Finish will
take pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the "best
John A. Montgomery,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
J Magee Stores and Ranges
The Best In the market.
Piumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Jot
work done In a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Cbrnamus Street. Next to C. Ji. Parker's Stare.
THE NEW MODEL
Two doors east of Occident Ilotel.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
EALEIiS IN Qy
FURNITURE S BEDDING.
Corner Hum and rtquemoqua Streets. Astoria, OregB. .
WINDOW SHADES AHD TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER ETC
c X Complete Stock.
FRIGES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
AXT. KINDS OF FUItKTTITIlI? REPAIRFTO ATND YARHISHED.
TAKE THE CAKE!
Buying It at
F. B. ELBERSON'S
You will be sure that
It is worth taking.
Every Variety of
Fine Cakes and Confectionery
For the Holiday Trade.
Candies, Christmas Tree Trim
The Best Quality of
Delivered every Morning
F. B. F.IjBERSOX, Proprietor,
iDinir Coueh and Bron
chitis Immediately relieved by Snilolrs
Cure. Sold by W. X. Dement
Eben P. Parker,ilaater.
For TOWING, FP.EIQHT orOHAR-
JU. B. PASKBK.
BAXGE CAN BE HAD IN AM
TOEIA ONLY OP
E. . MAWBB,
GALL AND EXAMINE IT,
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. K. HAWES Is also agent for Uxt
Ml patent (Miif Store
And other flrst-daaa stores.
Fnraaoa Werk. Steam Tit
riaSs. etc., a spaalaltr
STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic and Fereljpt Clears mt
the best armmia.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Conoomly betweeq Benton and Lafa
IB GEOEGE GOXLIES
. I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND BX
TAIL DEALER IS
Corner Cheuunos and Caa strati.