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.FEBRUARY 9. IBS!
OUR UNCHANGED OPINION.
A Clatsop correspondent thinks
that our strictures upon Congressman
George for his vote concerning the
forfeiture of the laud grant, are un
merited, and that that gentleman may
have been right Let us see.
For five years Western Oregon has
asked for the forfeiture of the land
grant. Our little grievance in this
northwest corner of the Union was
but the smallest segment of a great
circle of wrong, embracing in its
limits nearly all parts of the Union.
From California and Texas news
papers came the same complaint that
The Astobian voiced. The answer
from the corporations was the old
Tweed cry, "What are you going to
do about it?" One of the most auda
cious of the group -Vanderbilt ex
pressed the sentiments of the rest
when he said "The public be damned."
Finally the rule that "they shall take
who have the power, and they shall
keep who can," became relaxed. Upon
the meeting of congress last Decem
ber it was evident that the people,
through their representatives, would
stand no further trifling. On the
21st of Jauuary, Holman, of Indian?
introduced certain resolutions in the
house. This resolution was a straight
forward declaration of the rights,
powers and duties of the United
States government concerning un
earned land grants. It did not say
that an acre of laud earned by auj
railroad company should be forfeited
it worked no injustice, it contem
plated no wrong, but it did most dis
tinctly aver that no corporation
should continue to hold land thai
they had been promised upon condi
tions that had never been complied
Holman didn't offer this resolution
in committee. He stepped before the
American people, and virtually said
to their representatives, "now, gentle
men, make your records." And the
did. In the house are 325 represent
atives; but 18 out of that numbei
voted against it. One of that 18 was
M. C. George, by the grace of votes,
member of congress from Oregon.
The public acts of a public man are
public property and fit subject for
Every man has a right to be wrong;
Mr. George had the right in commjn
with others; he saw fit to exercise
that right, and dug his political grave
in doing so. He virtually said; "Gen
tleman of Oregon, I have been the re
cipient of your confidence. I have
been the custodian of your counsel.
I have been fully advised of your
wishes in this as in other respects.
Now of 325 members of the house
of representatives of the. United
States, I, together with 17 other re
oreants, deliberately oppose you."
More in sorrow than in anger did
Astoria learn that the man whom we
had all along relied on was the man
would prove adverse to her interests,
the one man of all men whom we
had fondly counted on as being true
to himself and his constituency.
This can not be forgotten nor ex
plained. Our Clatsop correspondent
if he be a reader of The Astobiak
knows that what we state are facts.
Should Mr. George wish to extenuate
hiB action he has the same privilege
any other man has, and shall be given
Although the ministerial and mili
tary situation in England and her
foreign dependencies and possessions
is not of the most cheering character
the foundations of the empire are
till solid. The demand for hops is
immense. The clouds of war are
circling around the Pyramids; "Chi
nese" Gordon is sent as a last resort
to the Soudan; rebellion is raising itr
head in Manitoba and dynamite ex
plosions are of daily occurrence in
London; yet what matters it so long
as British beer is safe? The dealers
in hops in New York all report that
they cannot find shipping accommo
dation for the vast quantities that
have been ordered by the English
brewers. Fortunately our American
hop crop last year was abundant and
we can furnish all they require. What
a debt England owes us! We send
her beef from Texas, bread from Cali
fornia and Oregon, butter and cheese
from the Mississippi valley, cotton to
clothe her, and now beer or the hops
to make it And yet she is not grate
ful! Few enterprises ever discussed here
are of more importance than the Clat
sop road, As at present constituted,
Astoria might as well bo on an island
as for any good our outlying and ad
jacent territory is to us. With the
building of the road is needed a road
io the Nehalem. Astoria will never
be the place we hope to see it till the
county has more people in it than at
present, and forfeiting the grant is
aot going to do any good unless
measures are taken to make commun
ication with the rest of the county
less a matter of hardship than it is at
Thb New York Times has discov
ered that the potato contains little
wholesome nourishment less even
than the rice eaten by Oriental na
tions. "It produces fat but does not
produce bone and sinew, and, what is
3y far its worst fault, it has a most
disastrous influence upon the mind
How shipping disasters are dealt
with in German courts is instanced
in the following case given by the
Hamb urger Nachrichten : "A com
mission of inquiry had, a short time
ago, a case under consideration and
deferred judgment When the as
sessors and experts afterwards met I
for consultation, they were two hcr
in considering what the captain c
to have done at the moment o
disaster, and each expert was c
different opinion. At length one or
the assessors got tip and said: 'Gen
tlemen, if it takes two hours to con
sider what a captain ought to have
done in the one minute he had to de
cide in, I don't see, for my part, how
we can condemn him.' The captain
was discharged upon this practical
view of the case."
"Foeeb" is the great official game
in Washington this winter. There
are two clubs in one of the depart
ments and several contests take place
between them every week. 'Mr.
Blaine, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Gresham
and other presidential candidates are
unusually strong players. Why not
have a grand poker tournament for
the presidential nomination? This
would be a much pleasanter way of
deoiding the contest than choosiLg
delegations, intriguing with the poli
ticians and placating newspaper edi
tors. The unsuccessful players in
the tournament could be given in the
order of merit all the places in the
cabinet and the principal foreign
missions. The entries should be
free to all.
Among the marvels of daily jour
nalism is the London Daily Tele
graph. It will always remain the
monument of the creative genius of
one man, J. M. Levy. He took it
when it was a mere empty shell, a
bankrupt paper with a few hundreds
of subscribers. It could not have
been sold for $5000. To-day, we sup
pose, the Telegraph is worth from ten
to fifteen million dollars. It has a
circulation of a quarter of a million
copies daily, and its profits have been
variously estimated at between one
and a half and two million dollars per
L. Q. C. Lamab is said by his Miss
issippi friends to be one of the few
poor men in the United States senate.
Of late years most of his salary has
gone to pay old debts, obligations of
a nature that only a man of scrupu
lous integrity would think of paying.
'It has become so common a thing
in Colorado to thrash an editor that
one loud-lunged evangel of the quill
calls on his brother scribblers to arm
themselves and shoot The better
way to do would bo to say nothing
good of a man unless they oould
A Bhode Island jury were five
days debating on a long case involv
ing a hog worth $7, and then came
in, found the hog not guilty, and rec
ommended both plaintiff and de
fendant to the mercy of the court
It is now announced that the cost
of converting heathens has been re
duced to about S25 per head. Per
haps it is an adulterated religion
which is being served out
An Indiana paper estimates that the
farmers of that state are yearly swin
dled out of S2,000,000 by tricks which
the newspapers have exposed over
and over again.
Out of twenty-eight samples of
"pure cider vinegar" submitted to a
Cincinuati chemist for analysis every
one turned out to be a base fraud,
being made of acids and drugs.
The one redeeming feature about
Indiana mobs is that they seldom
make a mistake and hang a man who
ought to go to the legislature for one
who ought to tread the gallows.
Payne's friends call him "The Ohio
Child of Destiny." A man seventy
four years of age without a tooth in
his head, cannot be said to be a very
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:30 A. M.
AT HOLTENS AUCTION BOOMS.
" Second Hand Furniture.
Double and Three quarter Iledsteads and
?pnng Mai tresses. Comforters, i'illows,
Sheets and Blankets, Cooking Stove,
Crockery. ;Uiwvar and lot of
1 Stronc. serviceable Ba'iy Carriage.
2 FineTaiwel Parlor Chairs.
1 Handsome Parlor Kocker.
40 yards Body Itrusils Carpet, nearly new.
30 yards Tapestry Carpet.
50 New Hore Blankets.
2 dor New Rubber Coats, and lot of Sundries
K. C. HOLDRBT.
Drugs and Chemicals
J. E. THOMAS,
Prescriptions carefully compounded
Day or Night.
Street Superintendent's Notice.
THE ATTKNIION OF THE TUHL1C 18
called to the following extract from Or
dinance No 2oJ :
Sec. 4. No person shall place or
cause to be placed on any crohswalk,
sidewalk or street, any article or thing
whatsoever which shall obsiruct such
itrft or sidewalk, forn 1 imer period
than four hours, except as prov ded in
.- f'imia of this erdinance: provided,
i thih MTtign shill not apply to mer
li.se while In the actual courM of
ordeliverv. and further prnvid
. z wood for fuel may heal owed to
i d and remain in thestreet in mu-U
. ner as to cause the least obstruction
1 1 jmblic travel not to exceed lortj
eight hours for each coid thereof, and
not to exceed ten days In the aggregate,
without a permit from the Superintend
ent of Streets, approved by the commit
tee on streets ana public, ways, which
said permit shall specif y the length of
Sec. 5. No person shall throw Into
or deposit upon any public street, high
way or grounds, or upon any private
premises, or any where, except such pla
ces as may be designated by the Super
intendent of Streets, any glass, metal,
broken ware, dirt, rubbish, garbage, or
fllth.and no person shall carry upon
anv sidewalk, exposed so as to be offen
.sive to pedestrians, any rubbbu, garb
age or fllta.
Astoria. Feb. C.lSSi.
Fast Sailing Schooner
IK tons register, will leave Astoria, on. or
FEBRUARY 13th, 181,
She will take freight at Portland, and on
her return from Portland will leave Astoria.
For fuither particulars apply to
J. H. D. OKAY. Astoria, Oregon.
Notice to the Public.
HAVING SOLD MY ENTIKE INTEREST
in the Market and Grorerr business to
J. B. Wyatt. of Portland, I take this method
of expressing thanks for the uniform court
esy and liberal patronage of the citizens of
Astoria for the past fourteen years, and I
cheerfully recommend the Arm of Wyatt &
Thompson to the confidence and liberal pat
ronage of the public. Including especially
the friends of the old firm.
Dissolution of Partnership.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
firm of Warren & Thompson Ls dissolved
by mutual consent, and all parties indebted
to the late Ann will please make immediate
settlement, and all prtie having claims
against the firm of Warren &Thompon will
please present thn same to 1L C. Thompson,
at tho old stand, for pamcnu
WAKKKN and THOMPSON.
Astoria, February 1st, 1884.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvrs and Cartridges.
JORDAN & BOZORTH,
Crockery and Glassware.
0, Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bre(a)d 1
"WHY, AT THE
Astoria Eatery & Confectionery
Not only SUPERIOR BREAD AND
CAKES AND PASTRY In great variety, but
THE LARQE8T STOCK OF CANDIES
Weddings and parties supp'led with the
shortest notice and on reasonable terms.
This ls the most enmnltf Mf nhHimMir in
ED. JACKSON. Prop.
Mrs. R. QTJINN,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
Crockery and G last ware,
-A. !EnxUL Stools..
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED.
Northwest corner Squemoqua and Main
A. M. JOHNSON.
a J. JOHNSON.
Astoria Sail Loft.
SAILS, TENTS, AWNINGS,
And everything else pertaining to oar
Lowest Price and Beat Work
For your Money, k
At the Old Stand.
Leave your orders and jjet your work
done at once.
JOHNSON k CO.
GERMANLA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DKPOT
Chexutcb St&kkt. ASTOUa.
The Beat or Lager & Cts. a Wat
Orders for the
CeleW Colombia Brewery
Left ax this nlaoa will b nmmnHoo ..,
tar-No etwap Saa Francisco Beeraold at
. WM. BOCK. Proprietor
ASTORIA MUSICAL SOCIETY.
nrtHE ASTORIA VTTRTniT. enmnv
A will hereafter meet at the Library rooms
In the Odd Fellows building. """" rwra3
-y oxuK- 01 ue rreaioent.
You Are Sure to be Suited
Hall, 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, Three 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 Most Complete Establishment in Astoria.
AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE 0. R. & N. DOCK.
Has (ust received DIRECT from the EAST,
the LABUESr and FINEST stock of
aentimental and Comic VALENTnNES
that have ever been displayed here.
Besides selling them CHEAPER
than any other bouse in On-gun
we also furnish STAMPS and
ENVELOPES with eaun
Remember ttie Place
New York Novelty Store
Opposite Parker House,.
Mala Street, Astoria, - - - Oregon.
and Club Rooms
SMALL MUSICAL 1NSTBUME
OF ALL KINDS.
m FINEST VIOLIN STRINGS,
Piano, and Organ Instructor..
STECK & KNABE PIANOS I
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 mkes,
who:es.de and retail.
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
LITTLE GIANT STECK PIANO
Largest House on This Coast
165 First St., Portland, Oregon.
Reafly for Business.
The Portland and Astoria
Is prepared to contract with masters and
consignees of vessels for the
Loading and Unloading of Vessels
AT EITHER PORT.
Promntneas and satisfaction minntMd
In sU casts.
TKlt apply to the Cjiptaln. or to
Fine Goods - Reduced Prices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and Finish will
take pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS FUENISHING DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the hest
John A. Montgomery,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A Get eral Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Ranges
The Bst In the inarket
Pmmblng xoods of all kinds on hand. Jo
work done In a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, GAb FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Chcnnmus Street, A'ext to C L. Parker's Store.
aSTORIA. - - OREQOIT.
THE NEW MODEL
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rf t i ' r
"Mj - Ti
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A FtJLX STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
IE. 3L. JE3lj2L'X7SrJE2S,
Two doors east of Oc-ldent Hotel. ASTOItrA. OREGON.
M. OLSEiT. J. OUSTAF30N. A. JOHX90K.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
EALERS IN Br5
FUENITURE 25 BEDDING.
Corner Slain and Squemoqua Streets. Aatoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
AJ.I. KINDS OF FimSITirRE REItIRF.T AIV1 TARMSHEI).
TAKE THE CAKE!
F. B. ELBERSON'S
You will be sure that
It is worth taking.
Eyery Varlet or
Fine Cakes and Confectionery
For the Holiday Trade.
Candies, Christmas Tree Trim
The Best Quality of
Delivered eveiy Morning
F. B.F.IiHEKSO.V. Propriftor,
"Hacsmetack." a lastinz anil fra
grant perfume. Price 25 and 60 cents."
Eben P. Pariter.Master.
a For TOWING. FliKIOHT or CHAK-
H. It. PARK.HU.
KANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TOEIA ONLY OP
E. B. BAWB9,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOD
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. K. HAWES Is also agent for the
M pateit Cooiiii Stove
And other flxst-dass stoves.
Fnraace Work. Steam Fit
riniia. etc., a specialty
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Conatanily on Hand
Domestic aud Forelsa Clears af
the best Brands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Conconily between Benton and Lata
lm GEOECJE GOBLIEK
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RX
TAIL DEALER ET.
Corner Cfrenamoa and Caw streets.
ASTOEIA .... OKXCOX