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About The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 27, 1884)
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THURSDAY- 2JOVEMBEK 27. 1SS4
Thanksgiving Day means much or
little as one views it No proclamation-of
president or governor can
make to-day one of thanks unless the
cause, motive or desire exist, nor
would thanks bo wanting in the
minds of those disposed -were never a
proclamation published. Men are
thankful not according to their sense
of gratitude "but to their sense of
dependence. If a man thinks that
all he has, owns or enjoys is a gift
from on high, he is thankful and al
most devout in his manifestations of
thanksgiving: if he takes it all as a
matter of course he is corresponding
The ruling motive in the observ
ance of Thanksgiving Day through
out the nation is not so much a strict
desire to "give thanks," as a conces
sion to the feeling that after all there
is something to bo thankful for and
that as we have so few American
holidays it is right that we add to
the scanty list, Tho holiday part of
of it has more significance than the
Not the least among the pleasant
observances of the day is that of fam
ily reunions.. On to-day poor indeed
is the hearth around which do not
gather the old and the young in so
cial joy. It is this that causes tho
most pleasing recollections of the
day; recollections as pleasant as they
are sacred and eternal. There are
words and faces and places that nev
er lose their hold upon the heart
They may be words that we seldom
hear amid the whirl and competition
of life, faces that we may never see
on earth again, places that we are
but seldom permitted to-revisit; but
they were once tho scenes, the asso
ciates, the joy of our life; they had a
controlling influence in training our
aspirations, and in shaping our desti
nies, and they can never be wholly
forgotten. The flight of years can
not sully their innocence nor dimin
ish their interest, and eternity will
preserve them among tho dearest
reminiscences of earth. We may
meet and love other faces, we may
treasure other words, wo may have
other joys and mingle in other scenes
and form other associations, but the
old familiar faces and the old famil
iar scenes remain invested with a
fadeless beauty, sacred in their ex
emption from oblivion and decay.
Few there are among our readers
who have not something to be thank
ful for. A thousand little unnoticed
blessings drop into our daily lives as
gently and as genial as the kindly
rain that comes but to give life and
vernal beauty to the glad earth it
falls upon. Wo all of us can find
abundant reason for thanks, some
for health, others for prosperity, a
few for both, and many that "things
are no worse."
A new stylo of ballot-box was used
in Massachusetts for the first time on
the 4th. The voter deposits his bal
lot face downwards on an inclined
plane, and the turning of a crank car
ries it between a pair of rubber roll
ers, and the ringing of a bell an
nounces that the ballot is within the
box. On one end of the box is a
registering machine in plain sight,
containing numbers, tho register ad
vancing one every time a ballot goes
through. This arrangement seems to
cover about all the requisites of a
convenient and desirable ballot-box,
and there is no apparent reason why
the whole country might not adopt
it with advantage.
The Chicago Current thinks that
the Northern Pacific, which earned
12,000,000 last year, and with all tho
possible peculiarities of railroading
likely to be concealed in 7,000,000 of
"operating expenses," had 5,425,820
left as a tribute, ought to be making
money, and it would bo if it were not
paying interest on misspent money.
The Wabash, a bankrupt road in re
ceiver's hands, earned seven millions
"and paid out only two millions for
labor. -The C'tfrnit-Jindsihe expla
nation of theselndustrial absurdities
in the collctesal fortunes piled up so
rapidly and so recently in Wall
Wobd comes from tho East of men
who are making extensive mistakes.
They are registering rash vows not
to shave nor cut their, hair till Blaine
is elected president. That will be
never. He had his chance and lost.
Three times and out
Aitii signs point to an1 exceptionally
severe winter in the. east This is
cold comfort for those who have
staked their all on tho election and
failed to hedge. ,
A "Washington special says: An In
dianapolis lawyer who arrived hero
to-day says it is the impression
among members of the bar of that
city that nothing will bo heard of tho
libel suit of Mr. Blaine against tho
Indianapolis Sentinel that tho belief
is that it has been dropped by gen
eral consent, as the similar Buit
against a Maine paper was allowed to
die out twenty years ago.
The Welcome asks: "Why don't
the Democrats of Oregon hunt around
for an independent sort of Bepubli
can who has a few votes in the next
legislature and who will agree to vote
to confirm all Cleveland's appoint
ments in gratitude for Democratic
support? In other words, why don't
they try to OonMingize the next leg
islature after the programme proposed
by the unterrified of Now York."
It is rumored that Si John says
he is "still running." The great pro
hibition leader should bo more care
ful in his choice of words, for there
are some evil-minded persons who
might think he was running a still.
Hanging a defeated candidate in
effigy and then burning the figure
should be considered cruelty to
tramps and scarecrows. Old clothes
are too valuable to be thus ruthlessly
There's one thing that Blaine got;
he got the biggest amount of free ad
vertising for his book of any author
or any book from B. C. 26 to the pres
The honeymoon in Germany is
called "Plitterwoche," literally the
"spangled week." This is a veritable
"Flitterwoche" for tho Democracy .
- - m
The most miserable men in Wash
ington are the clerks who sacrificed
their "voluntary contributions'' on
the altar of politics.
The respective conditions of the
two great political parties at present
may be expressed in two words feast
JonN Sherman is already nomi
nated by a Cleveland (Ohio) paper for
the Bepublican presidential nomina
tion in 1888.
Cleveland will celebrate his forty
eighth birthday in the White house
The Matchless Orator,
AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Wednesday and Thursday Even'gs,
November 26 and 27.
" Ultimate America,''
'Seven Modern Wonders
of the World
To Boili hectares -
The Orcgonian of the 7th Inst., said : "No
report can give any Idea of the beauty of
language, grandeur or thought and oratori
cal power displayed by Mr. Cook"
Bio Reserved Scats.
Tickets for sale at all the Book and Drug
Stores, also at Carnahan & Co.'s, and at JK.
C Holden's auction rooms.
Party at Knappa.
The Steamer "Lillian"
Will leave Wyatt & Thompson's Dock, on
Thursday, Xor. 27, -1 P. HI.
This is a fine opportunity for those who
wish to have a pleasant time Thursday ev
ening and return the next morning.
Gents Tickets, round trip
Oregon Improvement Co.
GrreatReilnctioninPrice of Coal.
On and alter December 1st until further
notice the price at the bunkers will be as
Clean Domestic per ton, 2340 lbs $7.00
Average Steam " " coo
Screenings " " " 4.'oo
On hand a constant supply, at market
rates, of first-class
House to Rent.
NINB P.00MS : GOOD LOCATION.
Inquire of W. B. HB ADINGTOX.
. For Rent.
11HE STORE ON MAIN STREET, FOEM
erly occupied by N. Loeb.
Inquire af O. BOKLLINO.
To Wlioin It Maj Concern.
All trunks, valises and bappage re
maining in the Parker House after Dec
4th, 1884: will be advertised and sold, as
I have leased the premises.
The undersigned Assignee of the Estate of
J. E. THOMAS,
Will Sell at Private Sale, Comineuc
ingon Monday, the 24ih Bov.
ALL THE STOCK OF
Drugs, Toilet and Fancy Ar
ticles, Medicines, Etc.
BELONGING TO THE ESTATE.
ALL ARTICLES AT COST PRICE.
Special Inducement to the
P. P. HICKS,
YOUNG, FAT AND TENDER,
At WYATT & THOMPSON'S.
Get Your Thanksgiving Turkey
The Star Market
OPPOSITE OCCIDENT HOTEL.
IF YOU WANT
If. D. XKWmjKY. I. STEVENS.
CITY BOOK STOKE,
Have just received a mammoth stock of
Books. Tho young; and old, rich and poor
can all he accommodated.
AGENTS FOR THE
Kranich &. Bach and JJnndsfcldt &.
Xotnl riaiiOH and "Western
Orders for all kinds of Music or Instru
ments will he promptly filled.
Carnahan & Go.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
liSIAIL DEALERS IX
Corner Ohenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - QJtEGOU
All Kinds of Poultry, Eggs, Butter,
Cigars and Tobacco.
Eggs and Butter Received Daily-Warranted
Opposite D. Ii. Berk & Sons,
Furnished Rooms to Let,
TTH OK WITHOUT BOARD.
enquire or mbs e. o. HOLDEN.
Notice to Pilots on The Columbia
River and Bar.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A
meeting of the W. T. Board of l'llot
Commissioners for the Columbia River and
Barvillbeheldatllwaco, W. T.. Dec. 4tu.
By order of tho Chairman.
J. L. STOUT.
Attest: C. A. REED.
Notice to The Public.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT I WAS
sick for four months and that Dr. Jim
cured me. I am now In perfect health, and
it Is to his skill that I am indebted for my
THE PREMISES FORMERLY OCCU
pied by Mrs. Walliaan as a hoarding
house and saloon on the comer of West-6th
and Cedar streets, ara for rent. For par.
tlculart apply to
. . JOHK HAH.
ycli DOTS! baipiBISI SillpGISI
We be; to call tho attention of the public to our latest importnti.Mi. direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of the largest invoice of CAHPETb cut offered
for sale in this city, comprising all grades, from the
In the Newest Tints and Shades.
To the lowest priced article In this line. Wc are determined to dispose of our stock of
Carpets within the next four weeks, and to that end offer special inducemeuts, precluding
the possibility of HcSng; Undersold by cny oronr Competitors.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the very BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, and shall be pleased
to receive a oall for Inspection whether you purchase or nut.
l mb EJBB
srafif Mann? vm ra m rrnrc
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced. Prices,
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenaiuus and Hamilton Sts.
LARGEST AND FINEST
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY
In "Western Oregon.
A Full Stock on Hand .and
Made Up to Order.
AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Sashes, Doors, Windows,
Of Best Material.
Bids Purnislied Contractors, Carpenters
All bills due and payable nt the end of the
month, unless otherwise agreed upon.
Wm. HOWE, Proprietor.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Lumber, Salmon Trays,
OFFICE AND MILL, CORNER SALMON
AND CEDAR STREETS,
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Saleni Flouring Mills,
Portland Roller Mills,
Capital Flour and
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTQRIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
Window curtains made to order.
G"My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will be tound convenient to my patrons.
Chung Shing Yen Notice.
THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE TIIAT LAM
" oke has settled all his lndebtcdnes to
the Chun;; Shing Yen company, engaged In
gardening on Smith's Point, and he Is re
lieved from all further liability to said com
pany, having paid to it the sum of six hun
CHONG SHING YEN CO.
II. Dv BUISSOX, Manager.
$67,000,000 Capita! !
Liverpool and London and Globe.
STorth British and Mercantile
Of London and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital of S67,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Anent.
Royai Brand Flour
Manufactured by the
OREGON MILLING COMPANY
Ts of Superior Quality, and Is Endorsed
by all who use it.
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FAVORITE
Of Superior Rising Quality.
Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.
WYATT & THOMPSON
Sole Agents for Astoria.
H. B. PARKER
Hay, Oats, and Straw,
Brick. Cement, and Sand.
Wood Delivered to Order.
Draymg, Teaming, and Express Business
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP
Boats of Every Description Built.
Shop over Arndt & Ferchen's.
. 31. lEVTIIERS.
J- O. ROSS.
Main St. Astoria, Ore son.
Wheeler & Kipp,
Piute Gas ai Steal Iters
Warranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron and lead Pipe, Bath Tubs,
Water Closets, and Gas
Chimney Pipe, Cheaper than Brick.
JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Corner Squemcqua and Hamilton Streets,
Tor The Finest Groceries.
For The Freshest Vegetables,
For The Most Complete Assortment,
For Absolute Satisfaction,
In Filling and Deliverinjc All Orders,
FEANK L. PARKER'S
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House
"IB:' ' FAl' '" ' igg
TElt apply to the Captain, or to
, JfS&cmtr? ir7--di.- .i,..- -t''5JfrT,:izrn '
Fall and Winter Campaign Opened
Having mustered all our forces tor the coming event we are fully
prepared to present in splendid array, an almost irresistible army of
New and Stylish Goods in all our Departments,
Anxiously awaiting a fearless onslaught on the part of our patroaa,
under the able leadership of the invincible General Cash, to whom w
shall gracefully and unconditionally surrender.
Among our latest novelties we direct attention to our
New Ball's Coiled Spring Elastic, Section Corset,
Having secured the sole agency in this city for this famous bramd.
We guarantee to the purchaser perfect satisfaction in every respect,
and the privilege of wearing a corset for three weeks on trial; if found
deficient the purchase money will be refnnded.
THE NEW MODEL
A FITLI. STOCK
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment or
Magee Stoves and Kauges
The Best In the market.
Pmniblng goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In & workmanlike manner
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Chcnnmus Street, Xoxt to C. JL. Parker's Store.
ASTORIA. - OBSOQH.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE 35 BEDDING
Corner Slain and. Squemoqna Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMNG; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
A1X K1XDS OF FURSITDIIE KEPA1RFD AjW VARNISHED.
FOABD & STOKES.
A FULL LINK OF
Jut TlAisiiU la.Bw SUM.
M I'LlftA PARKER
Eben P. Parker, Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAR
II. B. 1MIIKEB.
ItANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
m. n. BAWE9,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, Yi-f
WILL BE PLEASED.
B. It. HAWES Is also agent lor Uie
Bncl patent Cooiii Stove
And other first-class Si07es.
Furnaco Worlr. Steam Fit
tings, etc., a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
A. J0HKSO2T. .
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
VAN DUSEN & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Tarnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Faiikts an Oili,irMtMi t