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THURSDAY AUGUST 7. 1684
THE PEOPLE'S OWN.
The experience, skill and judgment
acquired by a person filling some pub
lic office or function are the property
of the people. They bare paid for it
and it belongs to them, and no poli
tician or political party has the right
to deprive them of the possession by
appointing an inexperienced and un
skilled man to supersede the expert
If the trained, faithful 'and efficient
servant of the public has to go out of
office, all it cost the people (the -vrages
perhaps of many years) to fit him for
his position is lost and counts for
nothing. As the green incumbent
must undergo like preparation at pub
lic expense before he can become capa
ble of fulfilling his duties as satis
factorily as his predecessor, and as
he "will, should civil service reform be
defeated, be liable as soon as he bas
been rendered competent, to be
turned out to make room for
another partisan place hunter
(and so on ad infinitum), does
not the spoil system appear, in
the light of reason and truth, not
only as an absurdity, but as a fraud
on the public and an obnoxions
stumbling block in the way of the
best possible government?
The objection made against civil
service reform that it is imperfeot
and infallible has no more -weight
than that preferred against any ad
vance in art or science. The point
attained may fall far short of perfec
tion, but for all that, -who, in his sens
es, would dream of returning to the
exploded crudities or errors of the
past. "When our civil service is per
fected, it will of course need no re
form, but so long as the reform
make3 actual progress, it should be
favored and aided by every good cit
izen with the same earnestness and
zeal with which be cheers and wel
comes the progress achieved in sur
gery, medicine, chemistry, navigation,
transportation on land and the con
veyance of words and thoughts by
the telegraph and the telephone. The
best man to fill a place is he whose
experience, attainments and estab
lished reputation most fully qualify
him to discharge its duties with
celerity, thorough fidelity and mas
terly skill, and to deprive the civil
service without necessity of such a
man is a public robbery.
Kegaeding the charges against
Cleveland, the New York Post of the
5th says: "It is admitted by Gov.
Cleveland's friends that twelve years
ago he formed an irregular connec
tion with a widow with two children.
He accepted the paternity of a child,
made provision for it, and subse
quently obtained possession of it, be
lieving the mother, from her intem
perate habits, unfit to have the care
of it He placed it in an orphan
asylum, and also recovered it after it
was stolen by the mother, fearing
bodily injury to the child." The
Post denies that there was seduction
or breach of promise, and adds: "The
charge would disqualify him, in our
estimation, for the presidency, if his
opponent were as good a man in all
other ways; but between Cleveland,
against whom nothing can be
said except that he has not been proof
against the most powerful tempta
tations by which human nature is as
sailed, and Blaine, it prefers the
former. It has seen very few public
benefactors who have been chaste.
Blaine's views are those by which
governments are overthrown and
states brought to naught The stand
ard by which some ministers now
propose to exclude Cleveland from
high place, would have prevented
"Washington, Franklin, Jefferson and
Hamilton, not to go any further, from
laying the foundation of the Amer
The Londou Graphic. points out as
a peculiarity about the blind, that
there are scarcely any smokers among
them. Soldiers and sailors who lose
their sight sometimes continue to
smoke for a little while, but, as a
rule, they soon give up the habit
They say it gives them no pleasure
when they cannot see the smoke; and
some have said they cannot taste the
smoke unless they see it This al
most demonstrates the theory that if
you blindfold a man in a room full of
smoke, and put a lighted and un
lighted cigar in his mouth, turn about,
he will not be able to tell the differ
It is thought in Philadelphia tha t
the Northern Pacific's lease of the O.
R. & N. lines will be signed there this
week. By the terms of the lease the
Northern Paoific virhiall v absorbs the
O. B. & N. Co.
Oveb 600 lives were lost by boiler
explosion in this. country during the
past year. Nearly 400 persons were
killed outright and many of the re
mainder were maimed for life.
A TWO-HTJNDBED-AND- FIFTY- THOUS
AND dollar fire at San Francisco, last
Tuesday, destroyed the building oc
cupied by the Schmidt printing com
pany and Tatnm & Bowen.
The Washington monument has
reached an altitude of 482 feet.
Eighteen feet more are to be added
io complete the shaft
"Should Cleveland -withdraw ?" iB
being seriously discussed by New
York Democratic newspapers.
In Astoria, on the 5th inst,to the
wife of John L. Carlson, a daughter.
GASPERSOM ELECTRIC LAMP.
Bnrnlnic With an Unrivaled Brilliancy
Sixty Candle Power
ONE-HALF A CENT AN HOUR
The Finest and Cheapest Light in Use.
One Lamp Will Last a Lifetime.
We guaranntee all we say and court in
vestigation, This Lamp is fast superseding alt old stle
oil lamps and needs but a trial to prove "its
FOR SALE IN ASTORIA, ONLY BY
CARNAHAN & CO..
-A.. IB- FIELD.
WIU sail from Main street Wharf for
TILLAMOOK, at C A. M.. on
Saturday, Aug. 9th, 1884.
For Freight or Passage apply to C Leinen
weber. or J. G. Hustler, at the Wharf.
J. C. ROSS
Has Opened a First-Class
ESTABLISHMENT ON MAIN STREET,
Above Pioneer Restaurant.
Funerals attended ; everything necessary
provided, ana in an cases,
A GOOD CHANCE TO
Learn to Dance.
8 Private Lessons for Five Dollars
Inquire of A. F. NAEF, In Cant. Kodgcrs
new building, opposite Model Restaurant.
Inquire this week.
fTlHERE WILL BE AN EXCURSION AND
jl picnic at the above place, under the
auspices of the Ladles of the Conereeatlon-
al church, on Thursday next, Aug. 7. The
steamer Qitaner and a barge, properly ar
ranged, wiiiue proviaea, ana wax leave
Wilson ahd Fisher's wharf at 8 :30, calling
at Mr. Lelnenweber's wharf. Upper Astoria,
about 9 o'clock.
Fare for the round trip ; for adults Si 00,
iui cuuuren mi cents.
A general invitation Is extended to all.
Dissolution of Co-partnership.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
co-partnership heretofore existing be
tween the undersigned, under the firm name
of Uilin & Soderlund, is by mutual consent
mssoivea, jonn uiun retiring, and E. soder
lund to conduct the business of said Ann and
pay all Indebtedness of. and collect all ac-
counts due said firm, and assume all the
Astoria, Oregon, August 4, ISSl.
A SIX-ROOMED HOUSE IN A GOOD
locality, with plenty water. Apply at
J. C. TRULLIXGER, - - - Proprietor.
MAX UFACTUKEU OF A2TD DEALER IX
All Kinds of Lumber,
ON AND AFTER THIS DATE WILL
sell Lumber andBoxes at following rates:
All Rough Lumber, (only to special
agreement), ....... .. 10 00
No. lFlooring and Rustic, (only to spe
cial agreement). .. ,.j ..?20 00
No. 2 Flooring andRustic, (only tospe-
cial agreement)... . ...10 oo
Mouldings, 10 per cent, cheaper than any
body. Fish Boxes, V& cents at mill, Shooks, 12
cents at mill.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF OREGON,
fr Clatsop countv.
In the mattsr of 'the assignment of the
Union Packing Company.
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed has been appointed assignee of the
estate or the Union Packing Company. In
solvent debtors, of the city of AstorU, Clat
sop county, Oregon.
All claims against said estate must be
presented to me. duly verified, within three
months from this date, at my office, in the
city of Astoria, Clatsop countj. Oregon.
Assignee of the Estate
Union Packing Co.
Dated Aug. 4, ISM. 5-7W
At The Bureau,
Aniicuser Basch Brewing AssVn of.
St. IiOUIS, mo.
Celebrated Anheuser Beer on Draught at
Pinckney's Sample Room,
G "Water Street, (or Roadway).
This Beer Is far superior to any Imported
from the East Call and sample It.
The splendid A 1 British Iron
Will be on berth shortly to load SALMON
For Liverpool Direct.
For Freight and Insurance apply to
BALFOUB, GUTHRIE & CO.,
or ALEX'E BAILLIE.
Water ! Water ! Water!
Wheeler & Kipp,
Plmta.Gayiii Steam Fitters
Warranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron and Ecad Pipe, Bath Tubs,
Wafer Closets, and Gas
Jobbing Promptly Attended to.
A SPECIALTY is made of Tap
ping Water Mains and Running
Water Pipes, as We have Supe
or facilities fordoing this work.
Corner Squemoqua and Hamilton Streets,
Sol 6i Jewelry,
Scarf Pins; Chains, atchcs,
Of every description.
The finest stock of Jewelry in Astoria.
yAll goods warrantedasrepresented
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
T. G. RAWLINGS,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Dried
NUTS. CANDIES, DRIED MEATS, ETC.
Fine Cigars and Tobacco.
Next door to I. J. Arvold's, Squemoqua St.
Magnus C. Crosby
HARD? ABE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHftT LEAD STRIP LEAD
Tin and Copper
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to THE OEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL. - - PROPRIETOR.
H. B. PARKER
flay, Oats, and Straw,
Hi i m: :e
Brick. Cement, and Sand.
Wood Oeflvered to Order.
Draymg, Teaming, and Express Business
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
Oysters, Ice Cream
The New Model. Everything First
Cass Street, rear of .Odd-Fellows Bulldinij.
Every attention paid my customers, and
the beit set before them In first-class style.
Notice to Whom It May Concern.
THE PERSON OR PERSONS WHO HAVE
in their possession a bundle of cloths
left by me In a certain place while intoxi
cated will please confer a favor on mo by
notifying Aug. Dauielson of same and be
rewarded. J. G. JOHNSON.
Astoria, August 2, 1SSL
Equalization of Assessment.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON
the last Monday in August, SJ,the25th
Inst., the board of equalization of Clatsop
Countj', will attend at the office of the coun
ty clerk, in said county, and publicly exam
ine the assessment roll for the purpose of
correcting any errors therein In the valua
tion, description or quality of lauds, lots, or
other property, atwhclh time and place all
persons interested may ajjpear.
J. F. WARREN",
Astoria, August 1, lfL
Notice to Taxpayers.
ALL PERSONS WISHING A CORRECT
renresentatinn nf thoir lnriMn rrn..n.
tyon the county assessment roll should
uauu iii lueir sutieiiienuj imineaiaieiy. as
the JlSSOI .T. V Waimn Wen e ,.
pletlng the roll.-at the court house, or
while the circuit court Is In session at the
office of W. W. Parker Deputy assessor, on
Chenamus street, near Benton street.
ONE HOUSE AND LOT IN ALDER
brook. For particulars Inquire of
dw THOMES AKNOWLES.
ALL MEMBERS INDEBTED TO THE AS
toria Worklngmen's Protective Union
are hereby notified that any member not
square on the books on or before August 7.
1884, will be suspended.
By order Pres., F. F. Blinn.
J. C. ROSS.
To be Let.
CHOICE ROOMS IN War. HUME'S
block, with all conveniences.
GEO. P. WHEELER.
Silly 7. ISM
Rooms to Rent.
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED ;
centrally located. Apply to P. Blank
holm, corner Squemoqua and Olney streets.
ALL BILLS AGAINST Wit. HUME'S AS
toria cannery, must be presented for
payment at ence.
J. J. BARCLAY,
Aug. 4, 1884. o-2t
THE HOWE PLANING MILL
A NEW DEAL ALL 'EOTJND.
Something of Importance to Everyone
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 public 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 FIGURES.
A Full Stock of Sash and
on Hand or Made to Order.
Bids and Estimates Furnished, and Orders Solicited.
call, examine stock and give a trial order.
THE HOWE PLANING MILL
Carpets! Carpets! Carpets!
Wo beg to call the attention of the public to our latest importation, direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of the
LARGEST INVOICE OF
Ever offered for sale in this city, comprbliiB all grades, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades,
To tho lowest priced article in this line.
Carpets within the next four weeks, and to
'o I'uaaiunuj 01 jlciijk uuucraoiu uj any 01 our ViOmpetllors.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the very BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, and shall be pleased
to receive a call for inspection whether you purchase or not.
Carpets, Matting, Pictures, Mirrors,
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
And cordially invite a call from our friends and the public generally.
... v.e intend to become a permanent
""" auuio ui puiruiiiige irom me puonc
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sta. H. Dv BTJISSOX, Manager.
Door Work, Mouldings, etc.,
and CONTRACTORS invited to
"We are determined to disposo of our stock of
that end offer special inducements, precluding
We take pleasure irc announcing, that hav
ing purchased the stock of the late
firm of E. D. Curtis & Co., anil
and having made many
New and Attractive Additions'
We now offer for sale the
MOST COMPLETE LINE
fixture in this place and trust to receive a
tfor The Finest Groceries.
For The Freshest Vegetables,
For The Most Complete Assortment,
For Absolute Satisfaction,
In Filling and Delivering All Orders,
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets.
Opposite Custom House
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Exclusive Dry Goods House
Our Stock Is The lost Complete, Our Prices At Bocfc Bottom
And Our Anxiety To Sell Is Unequaled!
We Are Always at the Top of the Market
And With Us You 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.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Ranges
The Best hi the market.
Piumblng goods of alt kinds oa h.ind. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Chcnnmns Street, Xext to C Jj. Parker's Store.
THE NEW MODEL
A FUM. STOCK
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE 5 BEDDING
Corner 3Ialn and Squemoqua Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMNfr; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Complete 3 to elf.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS OTALITY WILL AFFORD.
AIX KHSJS OF FUKS1TURE REPAIRED AND TARNISHED.
FOAED & STOKES.
A. FULL LINE OF
Just Finished la Bear of Store.
Toys, Fancy Gooils, Stationery,
Fresh Fruit Received Daily.
A Full Stock of Smokers Ar.icles.
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY ARRIVING.
CHAS. A. MAY,
Chenamus street, suth side, one door
ben P. Parker, Master.
F.,r TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAK
II. B. PAKKJEB.
KANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
E, B. BAWBB,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. YOl
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. It. HALVES Is also agont for the
Ml patent Cooling Store
And other first-class Si07es.
Furnace "Work. Steam Fit
tings, etc., a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORLAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
Window curtains made to order.
-My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will he found convenient to my patrons.
Hardware ai SMp (Mlery
A. VAN DUSEN & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
i Lard Oil,
Wrought Iron Spikea,
Galvanized Cnt Nails,
Paints ang Oils, Groceries, etc,