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THURSDAY JANUARY 8. 1885
THE LAND GRANT FORFEITURE.
Three years ago to-day, The As
tobian in ansiver to the sneers of an
up-river contemporary at its action
regarding agitation of land grant for
feiture, said tbat the day -would come
rhen the United States senate would
declare the Astoria land grant for
feited. The day came last Tuesday.
The part this paper took in the fight
is unnecessary to review. Congress
at last appears disposed to award
tardy justice to this section and The
Astokian congratulates the people of
western Oregon on the result.
As will be seen elsewhere, the bill
that passed the senate last Tuesday
and which declares that the land grant
shall revert back to the rightful own
ers, the people, provides that settlers
now on the land in dispute have the
preference if they want to take it un
der the homestead laws. The only
difference is that instead of bowing
down to Paul the Apostle, otherwise
oallod Schulze, who dwelleth in the
city on the "Willamette, yea even in
Portland, the settler gets his title
from Uncle Sam. The price of oven
sections is reduced to SL25 an acre;
the act of March 3, 1875, is repealed.
This act allowed actual setters on land
subject to forfeiture to take up else
where the same amount in lieu of
what they left if they fel? so disr3ed.
The natural result will be that all set
tlers on heretofore disputed land will
The bill now goes back to the
house for concurrence and final ac
tion. The probability is that it will
be passed as amended in the senate,
but there is a possibility that existing
jealousy between the two houses man
ifested in many ways since congress
mot last month, may militate against
such speedy action in the house of
representatives. The friends of the
measure may, however, bo depended
upon to sec that it goes through in
its present shape which is satisfac
tory to the majority of the people of
The remaining great need of this
region, and one which, unlike the
forfeiture. The Astorian has not
been alone in pushing to a successful
issue, is the matter of a free river.
Improvement of the Columbia is
requisite, not as an Astoria project,
not even as a state idea, but as a
national need, an international re
quisite. The men of Liverpool and
New York and Peru, are as much
interested in this as Astorians or the
dwellers in tho inland empire. The
success that we have won is but in
centive for farther effort toward" addi
tional success in equally important
The Louisville Commercial thinks
Jynch law is better than statute law
for Kentucky. In the last two years
. it says, there have been a dozen
lynchings in the state, every victim
of which amply deserved his fate.
Within the same lime there have been
more than two hundred killings, a
large number of which were cold
blooded murders, tho perpetrators of
which fell into the hands of tho law,
yet there have not been more than
"half a,dozen executions. In Lexing
ton a few weeks ago a man was exe
cuted who under the beautiful mode
of administering justice, had had four
or five trials and convictions, as many
fappeals, and was finally hanged after
"fighting with technicalities for five
A "Washington special says: Demo
cratic officers of the army are begin
ning to arrive in "Washington, and a
Democratic captain, who has been
out on tho frontier for seventeen
years says: "I have come to "Washing-
, ton to stay. I have seen all tho front
ier service I ever intend to. Now
some of tho Bepublican boys can go
outand take my place for awhile. It
is .the first time I had a chance to soo
"Washington for a great many years.
I walked up through the war depart
ment to-day to pick out a good soft
berth for myself, and you have no
idea how polite they were to me. I
also discovered that there were an
unusual number of Democrats in the
. .This is "St Jackson's Day,'; the
seventieth anniversary of the battle
of New Orleans. For half a century
the day was celebrated in this coun
try, but the observance has fallen into
disuse, though here and there the
memory of tho day inspires an effort
at its celebration.
President-elect Cleveland has
written a letter, which, boiled down,
says that he won't dismiss any federal
office holder until the f. o. h.'s term
M office expires, unless he has been
an active politician. In that case he
is'liableto be allowed to resign.
THE METROPOLITAN NEWSPAPER
The big newspapers of tho east are
fit representatives of the progress
and present character of tho Ameri
can people. The American newsDaner.
we mean the big metropolitan news
paper, is Jto-day an exponent of the
causes that have given it being and of
the results that it has itself aided in
producing, and this accounts for its
success. It reverences nething: it
has neither loves nor hates; it lives
in a sensational world; it is conscious
of no ignorance; it abhors all infirm
ity; it loves the strong, the capable,
the favorites of fortune; it wants re
sults; it is bored with no scruples; it
has infinite audacity; it admires a
great scoundrel or a great saint with
absolute impartiality; it believes that
this earth is a first-rate earth; is un
terrified at the invisible; goes in for
any "big thing"; and if a man has
money takes no interest in tho in
quiry how ho came by it It doesn't
"take much stock" in the
spiritual world. There is some
thins that challenges admiration
and defies moral criticism in
its scorn of the right or wrong of
a thing- It recognizes no alle
giance to any preter-earthly
authority, and tho rules of con
duct laid down between man
and man it regards as purely artificial
and founded on what you can make
outofitl At the metropolitan news
paper office the moral senso is de
spised as reactionary not suited to
this magnificent age un-American,
a clog on tho wheels of progress.
It defines the duty of the people to
bo to go ahead, make railroads, stretch
wires across oceans, secure trade,
make discoveries, beat Europe, in
crease tho speed of steamships, an
nex territoay and follow in tho wake
of Borne. Tho American newspaper
of tho .metropolis leads the way and
is to-day tho most potent fnctor in
the country for the country's good
Captain Bedford Pim of tho Brit
ish navy is nothing if not modest.
Ho proposes that the United States
government subscribe the sum of $60,
000,000 for tho construction of a rail
road from Cheyenne to Hudson's bay.
Sir John A. Maodonald, prime
minister of Canada, predicts that the
Canada Pacifiic will be completed to
the Pacific ocean by October, 18S6.
The convicts of tho Alabama state
prison havo been "let out" for tho
year 1885 to a Tallapoosa county man
for $10 apieco a month.
The Philadelphia Call denies that
England wants tho earth. "She only
wants the sea, with a few continents
for landing places."
A ltfb insurance man calculates
that in 1933 there will bo living 1,233
survivors of the war of the rebellion.
The New Orleans exposition wants
but one thing to make it a success
an attendance of 30,000 a day.
A LARGE, FINE STORE ROOM ; ALSO
tho second and third floors in the cor
ner building on Olncy and Squemcxiua
Inquire of RUDOLPH BARTH.
The Beautiful and Favorably Located
BAY VIEW RESTAURANT
Is for sale at a bargain, on account of the
proprietor's desire to go east to see her par
ents Inquire at the restaurant or at tills
Notice to Water Consumers.
I WOULD RESPECTFULLY REQUEST
that all persons having their water pipes
repaired have them fiied properly so they
will not freeze and burst, as I will make no
deduction on rates In the future, on account
of bursted or frozen pipes. Any information
m regard to the manner of firing pipes will
be cheerfully glren by request.
J AS. W. WELCH.
I OFFER FOR SALE, THE STOCK, GOOD
will, and fixtures of the Cigar and Fancy
Goods Store of Wm. Houseman. A man
meaning business can make a good bargain.
New Year's Goods
. J. ARVOLD'S
A BIG STOCK OF
Mies' aal CMlflren's Fine Sloes
I. J. AKVOLD'S,
Sign of The Golden Shoe.
nrcwn front rooms . snrTARi.1? vrni
' Xr offices : centrally located : apply at As-
Change of Agency,
Wc have appointed
MR. O. F. MORTON
Our Selling and Collecting Agent at Astoria.
All those wishing to purchase a first-class
SEWING MACHINE, or to make pay
ments due us will please call on Sir. Morton
Headquarters at B. S.WORSLEY'S Sales
room. The Singer Mf'g Co.,
92 Morrison Street, Portland, Or.
Next door to Astoiia Rakery, where
all Orders may be left.
The Choicest Candy Made Dally.
All Candy manufactured at my establish
ment warranted first-class.
EI). JACKSOX, Trop'r.
The Shortest, Quickest and most
Reliable Route between
ASTORIA AND ALL POINTS.
If you have Anything to Send by Express,
Send it ny the
IVortlierii Pacific Express Co.
Order your Express packages sent to you
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS CO.
Trompt Delivery, Low Rates, Satisfaction
S. EMIOICK, AHtoria Ajrcnt.
Oregon Improvement Co.
Great RetotioniPrice of Coal.
On and after December 1st until further
notice the price at the bunkers will be as
Clean Domestic per ton, 2210 lb $7.00
Average Steam c.OO
Screeninss " " " 4.00
On hand a constant supply, at market
rates, of first-class
THIS INSTITUTION, UNDER CARE OF
the Sisters of Charily, is uow ready foi
the reception of patients.
Private rooms for tho accommodation ol
any desiring them.
raueuis aumu iei ai an nom a, day or nigni.
No physician has exclusive riht. even
natient is free to and has the tiri vtlece ol
employing any physician they prefer.
United States 31 urine
Seamen who pay Hospital Dues, art enti
tled to Free care and attendance at this Hos
pital during sickness. Permits mast be ob
tained tor United Slates Marines at the Cus
SlSTEJW OF ClIATtm
Camalian & Go.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
UK r AIL DEALERS IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA ... OREGON
SASH DOORS AND MOULDING.
First Class Work at Prices to
Suit the Times.
FLANS AND ESTIMATES FURNISHED.
G. H. Bain & Cos
Steam Planing Mill and Sash Factory
Boat Building n. Specially.
TnE ANNUAL MEETING OFTHE RR1T
lsh America Packing Co., Skeena. will
lie held on the 19th davol January, 1SS3, at
the resideuce of (lust Holmes, at 9 .. m., for
the purpose of electing directors for the en
suing year and transacting any other Dusl
r.ess that mav come before the meeting.
By order of the president.
THE FINE STOCK OF D. HART IS NOW
offered at private sale at cost price. It
comprises ladies' and gents' furnishing
goods, clothing, etc. A good chance for bar
gains. I. BERGMAN,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
will not be responsible for any deb t
contracted by any person, unless it be upon
my written order.
A. G. SFEXARTH.
Astoria, December 2Snd, 1SSL
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
Stockholders of the British America
Packing Co. will be held at the residence of
Gust Holmes, Upper Astoria. Oregon, on
the 18th of January, 1S85. at a a. m., for the
purjwse of electing a board of directors for
the ensuing year and to transact such other
business as may come before the meeting.
By order of the president.
FINE NINE-ROOMED DWELL1NG
house with two lots, corner Main and
Seventh streets. For further particulars
apply at Tub ASTOniAX office.
SUNNY AND CONVENIENT. IN "WM.
Apply to SAMUEL ELMORE.
House to Rent.
INE ROOMS : GOOD LOCATION.
inquire or w, B. HEADINGTON.
Adler's Crystal Palace Book Store.
Carl Adler, Sole Agent, Astoria.
" fenrHfJPORrj Gold, and Silver
JEWELRY, nuick.TraiilHP WITCHES WARE,
T.mrc WITH1PR. V. ti.j Sfe FYBHTlUn
LIMES' WATCHES, jnequaUed
Everything First- SSv.
Uli5. ..Ill UUWJ COMS
In Showing Goods
nwirnr ftnn rrnnr
KaUway men. They
&L r tun B"iViWiTtf 7!VI9va.
fb-m -a; sjtj v iwm
bT W-tff JtrT TWCWr
Eemember CARL ADLER'S Crystal Palace.
Carpets! Carpets! C
Wc bejj to call the attention of the public to our latest importation, direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of the largest invoice of CARPETS ever offered
for sale in this city, comprising all grades, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades,
To tho lowest priced article in this line. Wc are determined to dispose of our stock ol
Carpets within the next four weeks, and to tbat end offer special inducements, precluding
tho possibility ol ltclnic Unci era old. by any or oar Competitor.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
Wc can show you tho very UEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, and shaU toe pleased
to receivo a call for Inspection whether yon purchase or not.
NITURE, FURNISHING GOODS,
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sts. H. Du BUISSON, Manager.
Of either sex admittod to tho
PORTLAND BUSINESS COLLEGE
On any -week-day of tho xear.
The College Journal, containing in
formation of the course of study, rates
of tuition, board, examination, etc., and
cuts of plain and ornamental penman
ship, free. Address,
A. P. ARMSTRONG,
Lock Box 1W. Por.Tr.AKD, Ob.
BSTn writing, please mention lhl$ paper.
rr TIIK CIRC aiT COURT OF THE STATE
or Oregon, for Clatsop County, In tho
matter of the assignment of Wm. House
man, insolvent :
Notice is hereby given tli3t the under
signed has been appointed assignee of the
estate of said Wm. Houseman, an Insolvent
person, and all persons having claims
against said estate aro hereby notified to
present the same to the undersigned at his
place of business. In Astoria, Oregon, duly
verified as required by law, within three
months from the first publishing of this no
tice. ISAAC BERG MAN,
Assignee of the estate of
Astoria, Or.. Dec. 18.18SI.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned has been appointed the as
signee of the estate of Banger & Johnson,
and all persons having claims against said
firm arc hereby notified to present the saino
duly certified to the undersigned, at his of
fice, in Astoria, Oregon. within three months
from this date, Dec 27th, 1SS1.
J. II. D. GRAY.
T. G. RAWLINGS,
Wbolesalo and Retail Dealer In
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Dried
-NUTS. CANDIES.DRIED MEATS, ETC.
Fine CifrarH and Tobacco.
Next door to I. J. Arvold's, Squemoqua St.
Dissolution of Partnership.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
partnership heretofore existing be
tween Bergman & Berry Is this day dis
solved by mutual consent, A. W. Berry re
tiring from the firm, who will collect all
bills duo and settle all accounts of the lato
A. W. BERRY.
Astoria, Oregon, December 31st, 1834.
Furnished Rooms to Let,
TITITH OR WITHOUT BOARD.
MjiS. E. C, HOLDEN.
T T Enquire of
GAHll II1V f- I I I
service fancy uiocks
Ormolu and Crystal.
cognized Ornaments and Pre
Inrtnrin.1 WOUS SlOneS.
cicinjiTo The newest and most
lnt3 (liuslnir i r.-i i
rult VT ursctj. JK " LLRl ,
Best BREAD in the City,
Best CAKES and PASTRY,
Best ICE CREAM,
Finest Ornamental Worltte Order.
Wood for Sale.
Good Dry Vine Maple and Fir.
Vine Maple, $s 75 per cord : $4 09 delivered
Fir, - - S 60 " 3 00
Leave orders with Dan Murray, at
Jl. JjEATIXERS HAS RETURNED
and is ready to turn out some fine fish
ing boats for the river. Shop on the beach
Deiween junneys anu jsimore'a canneries,
CUNARD STEAMSHIP LINE.
WE BEG LEAVE TO ANNOUNCE A
great reduction In rates over the above
wen Known lino, rarties desiring to go to
Eurone. or wishimr to send for friends in
the old country will find it to their advan
tage to purchase tickets over the Cunard
line, iicicets issued oyus gooa from any
part oi jcurope 10 Astoria.
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP
Boats of Every Description Built.
Shop over Arndt & Ferchen'a.
R. M. LEATHERS.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned has been appointed assign
ee of the estate of D. Hart, an insolvent
debtor. Ail creditors oi said estate are no
tified to present their claims against said es
tate, under oath, to me, within three months
at the office of F. D. Winton, in the city of
Astoiia. Liatsop county, uregou.
Dec. 27th, 16SI.
Notice To The Public.
TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
.Li will not be responsible for any debts
contracted by my wife.
Astoria Dec 3tst, 1684.
Family Groceries, Provisions
and Freshest Vegetables,
Low Down Prices 1 1
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House Square.
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Everybody Made Happy !
Present for the Holidays Purchased at the
S Having just received from Eastern markets a most S
S magnificent lino of staple and fancy articles compris- g
inn anything and everything that is stylish and beau- g
S tifnl in our line, we invite a call from all our friends g
S and tho public generally. 2
g Among tho thousands of novelties received we will 2
g enumerate: Elegant Dress Goods, Ladies' and Child's 2
2 Neckwear, Worsted Knit Goods, Skirts, Gloves, Cor- 2
2 sets, Hoopskirts, and numerous other novelties. 3
In Laflies' ant GMlft's FINE SHOES we M the Mot.
Call Early and Secure a Good Selection.
John JL. Montgomery,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Eanges
The Best In the market.
Fiumblng goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Chenamus Street, Next toC L Parker's Store.
asto:r3:j3l. - - - raaKGOW.
THE NEW MODEL
WlBBJKmf IKL ii i .11 It MiM n
A TTTT.T. STOCK
iT.OLSKS". J. OUSTAFSOX. A. JOHNSON.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE SS BEDDING-
Corner Main aad SqHemoqHa Streets, Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMNGS; WALL PAPER, ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AIT0RD.
AJX KITfDS OF FUItlttTURE TCEPAIRED AND VABWISHEB.
FOAED & STOKES.
A. FULL LINE OF
Just Finished InlRear of.Store .
Eben P. Parker, M 'aster.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAR
11. B. PAEKEE.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
B. I. BAWE.
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, Y"L
WlLL BE PLEASED.
E. R. HAWES Is also agent for thp
Bid patent Coetif Stove
And other first-class Sttma.
Furnace "Work. Steam Fit
tisBs. etc a apeoialtj-.
AliWATS ON HAND.
Hardware and. Slip e&ailery
VAN DUSEN & GO:,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cnt Nails,
Palais aad Oil9,Groceries, etc,