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WEDNESDAY JULY 23. 1884
THE ONSLAUGHT ON PIE.
'Tie," says the lexicographer, "is a
crust or paste baked "with sometlriug
in it;" but the lexicographer does not
embody in this definition cither the
common or special understanding.
To the pie-eater, especially of New
England residence or origin, pie is
the staff of life, the toothsome orna
ment of the festal board on all oc
casions. Whether at home or abroad,
in the palatial hotel or the humble
tavern, he finds all meals distasteful if
no pie be there, while the coarsest
fare is rendered palatable if pie be
the final course. In the spring time
of the year no scarcity of materials
can deter him from attempting to
secure the accustomed viand. As the
apple of the orchard diminishes in
quantity and increases in price, the
apple of the can or of the drying
furnace takes its place; and when
the lowest ebb is reached, there is
still the "vinegar" pie, from vhich a
well-bred hippopotamus would turn
with loathing, but which the pie
eater rolls as a sweet morsel under
his tongue, declaring sententiously
and axiomatically that "a pie is a pie
whatever it is made of." Then when
the tide turns comes the rhubarb, to
be followed in quick succession by
the custard, when the hens begin to
lay freely, then by the fruit pies, and
lastly, as the golden autumn heaps
up her garnered treasures, by the
luscious squash, the tempting pump
kin, the long-abiding apple, and
the deadly mince. Such is pie
to the eater, whose name is legion.
But to the sanitarian and dietari
an pie is an abomination. Of all
things indigestible and harmful it is
the most indigestible and harmful.
Its victims are to be seen by thous
ands slowly dragging their weary
limbs about their daily tasks, and
bearing on their sallow cheeks the
imprint of their unwholesome diet.
If these could have their way they
would sweep through the railway
eating houses and pastry-shops and
family kitchens of the land with the
besom of destruction until every ves
tige of pie were effaced from the
land aud the lexicographers compell
ed to substitute for their present
definition "an obsolete article of food
long since condemned."'
Unfortunately -or fortunately
the dietariaus have not their way;
but they are not, therefore, idle.
They are pursuing their fell purpose
by a more peaceful pathway; but
they are in as deadly earnest as if
they were a moving army with ban
ners, Very cunningly and insidious
they are giving out that the pie is
not onlv injurious, but actually poi
sonous. By a wonderful stroke of
luck they have found in the wilds of
Ohio a family stricken with sudden
and fearful illness soon after indulg
ing in an orgie of pie; aud this occur
rence the' are blazoning abroad
through the country as a terrible
warning to the pie-eaters,
That this will have its effect, can
not be doubted. There are cautious
and timid souls among the pie de
voured who hold their lives above
the gratification of appelitie, and who
will be frightened henceforth from
further indulgence in the customary
luxury. But if the dietarian foes of
pie expect to drive off the "stalwarts"
by any of their "poison" stories they
are leaning on a broken reed. The
courageous man or woman, inured
from early infancy to the dangers that
lurk in "crust or paste, baked with
something in it," can no more be
driven from his or her idol by tales
of pic-poisoned families than can
the hard' mariner who has breasted
the gale for half a century be driven
from the sea by tales of shipwreck.
The pie may be "scotched." but it will
not be killed by any such device.
The police at Warsaw have seized
500,000 roubles, and numerous procla
mations pointed in the Kussian and
Polish languages, intended for circu
lation through the empire, in the
event of the designs against the czar,
on his recent visit to "Warsaw, having
been successful Five tourists have
been arrested at Moscow in whose
possession were found largo sums of
money, dynamite bombs and docu
ments. The latter showed that since
the coronation of the czar Moscow
has been the seat of the executive
committee of the Nihilists. A state
of siege has been proclaimed at War
saw, and the governor general and
chief of police will be removed.
The wet June and July have hap
pily kept down the usual fires in the
northwest Word comes, however,
from the Coour d'Alene that the little"
town of Belknap was almost com
pletely wiped out last Friday by a
fire, which left but five buildings re
maining. It is understood that Logan's letter
of acceptance will be about -4,000
words, and will, as far as possible,
avoid the ground covered by Blaine's
letter. It will appeal to the soldier
element, at the same time avoiding
any special display of the bloody
The cholera in Paris is increasing.
Eight cases were reported on the 21st,
two of which were fataL At Toulon
the epidemic is assuming a most vio
Jent character, nearly all the victims
THE MALIGNANT IN POLITICS.
The following is clipped from the
New York Evening Post-.
"A corresnondent -wrifAR t innmVa
whether Mr. Blaine was in favor of
specie resumption at the fame when
the resumption act was before con
gress, and, if not, what kind of cur
rency he was in favor of. Wo have
accordingly made an examination of
the record as compiled in Mcpher
son's Textbook, nnri -nrn it Tint, -fin1
Mr. Blaine's name mentioned in any
pare oi it.
The New York Evening Post is
edited by two men who are supposed
to know the recent political his
tory of the country. It is,
therefore, fair to assume that both
of them know Mr. Blaine's attitude
toward the resumption of specie pay
ments without referring to "McPher
son's Handbook of Politics." When,
therefore, they, refer to that book and
say that they do not find Mr. Blaine's
name mentioned in any part of the
record relative to the passage of the
Resumption Act, they do it to deceive
the reader and the public who may bo
ignorant concerning the circumstan
css. Why does not Mr. Blaine's
name appear on the roll calls on the
Resumption Act? Simply because, as
Speaker of the House, he followed the
usual precedent and did not have his
name called. The Evening Post knew
this as well as any paper in the coun
try; why, then, did it not state what
it knew, to be the truth? Why did it
take the course it did to deceive its
readers? Because its malignity to
ward Mr. Blaine makes it utterly un
scrupulous as to the methods it em
ploys to present him in a false light
before the country. The New York
Evening Post knows that Mr. Blaine
was in favor of the Eesumption Act
and that when its repeal was urged
and the fiat money craze swept over
the country, he was one of the most
strenuous opponents of both schemes.
Further comment is unnecessary,
except to add that such treatment of
public men is infamous, and such an
answer to a person seeking informa
tion is an insult.
A pathetic little incident connect
ed with a case pending before the
late congress regarding the reduction
of $50 per month from the pension
allowed by the govergment to the
late Gen. Ward B. Burnett for gal
lant services rendered his country,
occurred on the day of his death.
The congressional committee were
seated in their room discussing the
case, hotly arguing for aud against
the brave old soldier, whether or not
to restore the special pension, which
to them personally could mean .so
little, but to him was fraught with
such weighty interest, when sudden
ly all were startled by the unexpect
ed entrance of Mrs. Burnett Gazing
around for an instant with a dazed,
sorrowful air, she advanced a step
nearer, saying gravely, with wonder
ful pathos in her voice. "Gentlemen,
you can fight him no longer, he ia
gone," and then the brave hearted
wife, who through all the years of
trial and sorrow, never once faltered
in that helpful allegiance to her hus
band, which was the bright spot in
the closing years of a once brilliant
career, burst into tears.
Portland papers are of the opin
ion that the N. P. lease of the O. R. &
N. lines is a good thing for their city,
as it postpones the building of the
line across the Cascade mountains.
At the residence of B. C. Kindred. Ft
btcvens, July 22, 1884, by Her. Winfieid
Scott D. D.. .Mr. J. E. Miller and Miss
Julia A. Kindred.
Oysters, Ice Cream,
The New Model. Everything First
Cass Street, rear of Odd-Fellows KuiMlng.
Every attention paid mv customers, and
the best set before them In first-clas style.
ONE HOUSE AND LOT IN ALDEU
brook. For particulars innuireof
ON TIIE NIGHT OF TWENTY FIRST
Inst., off Brown's Slough, about loo fath
oms of 45-mesh net Corks branded E, L. F.
Finder please notlfv
A. BOOTH & CO.
OFF SNAG ISLAND ON NINETEENTH
of July, 1881. about 300 fathoms 40-mesh
12-plvBarbours twine, leads marked "Cook."
One buoy of two raarKed "Cook" and a
bunch of corks.
Finder will be rewarded by reporting
J. W. & V.COOK,
ABREAST KINNEY'S CANNERY ON
night of 17th, 100 fathoms 43-meshnet,
marked M.J. on corks ; powder keg buoy
marked J. P. Finder will leave at CUT
TING PACKING CO'S.
ABREAST KNAPPTON ON WEDNES
day night, 250 fathoms 4C-mesh, marked
S. P, Co. and F. P. Co., Corks marked J. P.
Please leave at Scandinavian Packing
A Seven Room House To Let.
TN A DESIRABLE LOCALITY.
A DESIRABLE LOC
Inquire at this office.
Notice of Sale.
THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE T1IATU
liave this day transferred all my right
and Interest In the establishment known
as the City Book Store. toH. D. Newbury
and Irving Stevens, who will conduct the
business of the Arm in the future.
All accounts due, are to be paid to New
bury and Stevens.
. , , T , B. F. STEVENS.
Astoria, July lst&BSl.
L. E. SELIG ,..... Lessee and Manager.
Only Two Nights,
Friday, July 25Hi aud Saturday.
Friday, .... -TRUE DEVOTION."
Saturday, .... "IRJlA,the Waif."
3ratinoe. .... "TRUE DEVOTION."
Reserved .seats at the New York Noveltv
ARE YOU GOING
IF YOU ARE YOU WANT A
ou will find Everything that ou need in
the way of Furniture, Carpets, Stoves.
Crockery, IIouse-furnfchinK floods
NICE COMFORTABLE BEDS,
And everything just as good aud a Gil KAT
DEAL CHEAPER than you can got it any-
Now if you want to BE CONVINCED
come around and "-ee our prices. "We will
guarantee to sell i ou nnuhinir vou want
cheaper than joucan get it at auction or
"Everyone Knov..s the ZIaei
BUY THE BEST !
Salmon Net Threads
Woodberry, and Needle Brands.
Fish Pounds, Seines, and "Xotn
Imported to Order. A
WD FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
517 and 519, MARKET STREET
"Agents for the Pacific Coast.
Scarf Pins, Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
Ihe finest stock of Jewelry" in Astoria.
J5T"A1I goods warrantedasrepreseuted
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
Magnus C, Crosby
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
T133. AND Ooer.
Hay, Oats, and Straw,
Brick. Cement, and Sand.
Wood Delivered to Order.
Draying, Teaming, and Express Business
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
J. C. TRULLINGER, - - - Proprietor.
jrANUFACTUREIl OF AND DHALER IX
All Kinds of Lumber,
ON AND AFTER THIS DATE WILL
sell LumberandBoxes at following rates:
All Rouen Lumber, (only to special
agreement), ...... . ......$10 oo
No. 1 Flooring and Rustic, (only to spe
cial agreementh. .... 20 oo
No. 2 Flooring and Rustic, (only to spe
cial agreement)....... sib oo
Mouldines. 10 Der cent, cheauer than any
Fish Boxes. 14J cents at mill, Snooks, 12
cents at mill,
H hf nuns F"S
A NEW DEAL ALL 'EOTJjffD.
Something of. Importance to Eveijone
that Lives in the City of Astoria.
The WELL-KNOWN BUILDER, has bought from W. W.
PARKER, the large Sash and Door Factory Known as
"Hansen Bros.' Mill,"
And makes puhlic the announcement of the fact.
His well-known reputation as a Successful Builder and Contractor,
and the Quality of the Stock he furnishes, is his guarantee that any
one ordering material at his place will be able to GET JUST WHAT
THEY WANT, promptly on time, and
AT LOWEST EIGUSES.
A Full Stock of Sash and Door Work, Mouldings, etc.,
on Hand or Made to Order.
Bids and Estimates Furnished, and Orders Solicited.
HUILDERS, CARPENTERS and CONTRACTORS invited to
call, examine stock and give a trial order.
THE HOWE PLANING MILL
asassscsacur m l t" .'i ,r:ifw,,-ijaaca:3ujjjtujaa:.wl. i..y. '.uysssssss
AVe l)oj; lo ' the attention of the public to our latest importation, direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of the
Kver offered Tor sale in tliU city, fomprkhijj all grades, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In Ihe Newest Tints and Shades,
To the lowst priced artielo in this line.
v-.il, ,ui: w linn iiioucAb luiunnrha, aim iu uuu enu nuer special inducements, precluillns
the possibility of llelnjr Undersold by nuy of our Competitors.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the very BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, and shall bo pleased
to receive a call for inspection whether you purchase or not.
HI JCTtRssxy-q.'i: . m jl
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
Ami cordially invite a call from our friends and the public generally.
We intend to become a permanent fixture in this place and trust to receive a
hborral share of patronage from the public
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sts. h. J3u BUISSOX, Manager.
F7v4 "VX U r
. gg t
V.'e are determined to dispose of our stock of
We take pleasure in announcing, that hav
ing purchased the stock of the late
firm of E. D. Curtis & Co., and
and having made many
New and Attractive Additions1
We now offer for sale the
MOST COMPLETE LINE
istrii iroJ J,c
Eor The Finest Groceries.
Tor The Freshest Vegetables,
For The Most Complete Assortment,
For Absolute Satisfaction,
In Filling and T)eli ering All Orders,
FKAMK L, PAEKER'S
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House
TEK r.pnly to the Captain, or to
Exnlircivft II rv iinnrk Hmiqp
tLAylliaiey US? UUUUd llUUdU
Our Stoei Is The lost Complete, Our Prices At Roci" Bottom
And Our Anxiety To Sell Fs Unequalecl!
Are Always ai the Top of the Market
And With Us Yott Will Find
THE LATEST NOVELTIES IN OUR LINE
As Fast As They Appear In Eastern Markets.
WE INVITE INSPECTION OF OUR LATEST IMPORTATION
Ladies' and Infants' White Goods, Skirts, Parasols, Silk Mitts, Gloves in
Lisle, Silk and Cotton, Fans, etc., etc.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
X Ucneral Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Ranges
The Best in the market.
I'mmblug goods of all kinds oa liand. Job
work done in a workmanlike manner
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING. AND CANNERY WORK
' Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Chennmiis Street, Xcxt to C I. Purlcer's Store.
THE NEW MODEL
A FULIi STOCK
jr. OLSnX. .T. GUSTAFSOX. A. JOHNSON.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE S5 BEDDING.
Corner main and Siiucmoqiin. Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMNGS; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Cosnplctc Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AITORD.
AIJ. ItISIS OF FURJflTUKE REPAIRED AKD VARNISHED.
i i" i -r t
A. FULL LINE OF
Just Finished in Hear of Store.
Toys, Mcj Goois, Stationery,
Fresh Fruit Received Daily.
A Full Slock of Smokers Ar.icles.
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY ARRIVING.
CHAS. A. WAY,
Chenamus street, south side, one door
Eben P. Parker, A! aster.
orTOWlNO. b'KEKJHT orCHAR-
H. B. PARKER.
"ST KAXGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
r&iTJR TORIA ONLY OF
Sf IB C fi. . BAWBS,
CALL AND EXAMINIT, V'il
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. It. JIAWES is also agent for the
DUCK piKM UUUiiUII oiuve
And other flrst-class Stoves.
Farnaco "Work. Stoam Fit
tings, etc., a specialty.
All WAYS ON HAND.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORTAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
Window curtains made to order.
83?-My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will he found convenient to my patrons.
Hardware and SMn Clanilery
A. VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Sewing If In chines,
Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc,