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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3. 16S5
MISDIRECTED LEGISLATIVE EF
FORTS. There seems to be an idea in cer
tain parts of this state that all that
is necessary "to make times good" in
Oregon is that the legislature "do
something." Judging from the tenor
of the advice and theories in various
contemporaries it -would appear that
the prevalent notion has invaded a
good many newspaper offices.
Just how the legislature can im
prove the condition of the people or
change their individual bias is not
clear. It can and doubtless will do
a good deal of work, but after all it
is only a representative body, it is not
vested -with extraordinary powers; its
resources are as limited as those of
the constituencies that sent its mem
bers to the state capital, and it is
hardly fair to expect that the session
of the legislature shall be the signal
for prosperity throughout the com
monwealth. One exchange talks as though the
repeal of the mortgage tax law were
the one thiug essential. Doubtless
it .would be a good thing if that rid
iculous attempt to keep water from
seeking its level were stricken from
the statute book, but the tendency of
the argument we allude to is that
all wo need in Oregon is the ability
to borrow money at our own terms.
The query naturally eccurs: why
borrow money at all? Is not the
borrowing of money at best a risky
venture, and are there not other "in
dustries" equally important to that
of the borrower? At all events it is
not such a prominent featnre of our
business life as would appear. It is
only incidental. All men have occa
sion to borrow money at least once
in their lives, but it is not the chief
end of man, that is the Oregon man,
that he shall be able to borrow with
ease and celerity on successive occa
sions. The mistake appears to bo in the
idea that the legislature has powors
as a legislature that its members have
not" as individuals to legislate upon
matters that by their very nature are
not susceptible of legislation. Human
nature is one of the things that no
legislature can adjust, and any at
tempt to regulate by legislation any
thing that is only amenable to the
law of business relations or of sup
ply and demand must necessarily bo
futile. The present legislature is try
ing a little of that kind or work and
cannot expect to succeod where so
many palpable failures in other and
oldor commonwealths demonstrate its
impossibility. There are a good many
things that adjust themselves; their
very nature places them outside of
legislative control, and any attempt
to change them is as idle as well as
a city ordinance against vagrancy in
a city where the charier does not
back the ordinance with power to be
There is nolhing paternal about our
government The legislature doesn't
meet to take care of any one who is
unable to take care of himself, nor to
provide easier conditions of life than
those enjoyed when we are denied the
privilege of beholding a legislature in
session. The legislature, great and
mighty as it is, cannot help a man
that needs help; that's the worst of
it If ho lack ability, if he is im
provident, lazy, foolish, extravagant
and possessed of nothing good but a
wish for good things the legislature
can't help him. If he be multiplied by
100 and get a kind legislator to intro
duce a silly bill which is in effect in
tended to supply by law that which is
denied by nature, it doesn't do any
good; it only delays necessary legisla
tion and embarrasses the rest of the
solons who are equally kindly dis
posed, and would if they could. Leg
islatures have their uses, but they
can't change the existing condition of
things nor subvert the workings of
The killing of O'Donovan Eos3a in
New York yesterday atcrnoon, will be
looked upon by many as a sort of
righteous retribution. "Whether he
was really what he claimed to be, or
was but a harmless braggart, it is
certain that he was regarded in this
country as an exponent of the devil
ish doctrine of dynamite, and many
across the sea will breathe easier that
he is no longer able to plan destruc
tion. There is an attempt being made
in Salem to have the state districted
into four normal school "districts,"
and a "normal school" established in
each. "Wonder if the father of the
bill knows what a normal school iB?
A LADY DECLINING HOUSEKEEPING
offers her Furniture atprivatc sale.
Inquire at this oillce.
Notice of Application,
NOTICE IS IIEREBYGIVEN THAT THE
undersigned will applv to the Common
Councilor the city of Astoria, at Its next
regular meeting for a license to sell wine,
malt or spirituous liquors In less quantities
than one quart, for the period of one year,
In the building fronting on "Wa'er street and
situated on Lot No. 4,lJlock No. 132, in the
city of Astoria as laid out and recorded by
J. M. Shlvely.
Astoria, Februarys. 1SSS.
ROOMS AND HALL TO LET.
Pythian Land and Building Ass'cn.
LARGE. FINE ROOMS WITH WATER
and gas en ftilt or single, in Pythian
Also Pythian Hall, the finest and best
lighted hall In the cltv ; suitable for Lodges,
Sociables. Parties or Lectures. Term, mod
crate. Apply to
E. A. NOYES,
TWO NIGHTS ONLY,
Monday and Tnesday, February
2nd and 3rd.
Engagement of the Popular Artists,
JOS. R. GRIS3IER,
and PHCEBE DA VIES
Supported by their own POWERFUL COM-
PAX, when will be presented,
2IOXOAY, FEU, 2nd,
The Reigning Sensation of the daj , from
Alex. Dumas' great novel,
TUESDAY, FERItUAItY 3rd.
The riramlization of Verne's great story of
Xew Scenery, Elwraut Costumes,-
Xovel Mechanical Effects,
Admission - - - $1 00
Ciallcry - 30c
Reserved Seats without extra charge at
the usual place. The New York Novelty
Tlift-neniiliftiiziid Favorably Localeil
BAY VIEW RESTAURANT
Is for sale at a bargain, on account or the
proprietor's doire to go east to see her par
ents Inquire at the restaurant or at this
NOW IS THE TIME TO
Send for Your Friends.
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
I7XORA LIMITED TIME. WILL ISSUE
? IJCKIAII CLWlICI) TICKETS
From IIAMIIITKG MANHEIM, ROTTER
DAM, ANTWERP, HAVRE. GOTHEN
lUMfG. CHRISTIANSAND. MALMO,
CHRISTIANA. 1JERGEN, STAVANKER.
THRONDHJEM. and COPENHAGEN
To Astoria for $58.00
From Liverpool to Ahtoria. for So3 00
HI HIE ANNUAL MEETING OFTIIE GAR
JL ibaldi Packing Co. will be held at Bootns
mess house. Upper Astoria, on Wednesday,
Febnmry llth, 1885. at7r. r., for the pur
pose of transacting important business.
Astoria. .Ian. 20th, JSSo.
Furnished Rooms to Let,
WITH OR WITHOUT HOARD.
Enquire of Mns. E. C. HOLDEN.
IF YOU AHT
ress in Style!
if yod mm
Tie Best of Ms!
If Yon Want the
M. D. KANT'S
r Fine Clothing, Hals aud Caps, Boot
and Shoes, Gents' Furnishing Goods.
! I uum I"'1' wi U
The Telephone Saloon
The Finest Establishment of
the Kind in Astoria.
Especially fitted up for the Comfort aud
uonvcnicnce oi ;nose who enjoy a
Social Gla 5.
The Ucst or Wines and Liquors,
The Choicest Cigars.
Everything New and First-Class.
R. . JEFFRIES. Frop'r.
Restaurant f Lodging House
The flue building on the Comer of Olney
and Water Sirects has been leased from
R. BARTH, and
IS XOIV FITTED VV AS
A FirU Class Itestaurant and LodIut- House.
The public patronage .solicited.
Mrs. 31. FIXCIX, IVopV.
Will be allowed
On Time Deposits.
Drafts on all the Leading Cities.
Wm. T. Coleman & Co.
Manager Banking Department,
The Shortest, Quickest aud most
a.ciiuIjic Route between
ASTORIA AND ALL POINTS.
If you have Anything to Send by Express,
aenu u uy iiic
3TorLIicrii l'acific Express Co.
Order your Express packages sent to von
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS CO.
Prompt Delivery, Low Rates, Satisfaction
Oregon Improvement Co.
Great Mictioni Price of Coal
On and after December 1st until further
notice the price at the bunkers will be as
Clean Domestic per ton, 2240 lbs $7.o3
Average Steam " " c.00
Screenings " " " 4.00
On hand a constant supply, at market
rates, of first-class
To Cannerymen and Fishermen.
WE TAKE PLEASURE IN ANNOUNC
ing to the trade thai we have secured
tho services of Mil a. M. JOHNSON, so
1 -ng and favorablv known in the SAlL
MAKINC trade in Astoria. Hereafter Mr.
Johnson will have sole supervision of our
Sail Loft and will givt? his personal attend
ance to the manufacture of Boat Sails for the
Columbia lier trade.
"VV. C. NOOV & CO.,
Cor. B and Front Sts. Portland, Or.
Columbia Candy Factory.
JS1. Jackson, Proprietor.
1KY DIRECT OF THE MANUFACTURER
and. Save aiouey.
French Mised Creams. 30ctsporlb
Plain Candies and Taflva 20 " '
Bread. Pies aud Cakes delivered everv
day. Ornamental work for Weddings anil
Parties. Best Ice Cream at reasonable prices
Cheapest and best place In town. Don't
forget the place ;
Chenamus St, near the Fostoffice.
I TAKE PLEASURE IN INFORMING MY
old customers that 1 shall, ou the 1st of
February next, move to Portland. Oregon,
where I will have charge of Messrs. V. C.
Noon & Co.'s Sail Loft.
Any orders for Boat Sails sent to W. C
Noon & Co. will be made un under my per
sonal supervision and will be fudv equal to
any work heretofore manufactured by me.
Honing a coutinuanoe of your favors I re
main, sincerely yours,
A. M. JOHNSON.
NY ORDERS LEFT WITH C. II. STICK-1-
els. in my absence will be promptly at
tended to. Bills due me are also left In his
hands for collection, until further notice.
Astoria, Jau. 23th, 18S3.
Carnaiiaii & Co.
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALERS IN
GENERAL . MERGHAHDISE
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - OREGON
Rooms to Rent.
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED.
Apply to C. Y. BLIS3ET, Upper Astoria.
Carpets! Carpets! Garpets.
Wc beg to call the attention of Hie 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 the lowest priced article in this line. Wc are determined to dbpose of our stock of
Carpets within the next four weeks, and to that end offer special inducements, precluding
the possibility of Ueiujc Undersold by any of oar Competitors.
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.
UBN1TUBE, FURNISHING GOODS,
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sts. II. Du BUISSON, Manager.
Of either sex admitted to tlio
PORTLAND BUSINESS COLLEGE
On any weok-day of liie year.
Tho 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 l(M. Portland, Ok.
KVIn writing, please mention tht paper.
Notice to Water Consumers.
I WOULD HFSPECTFULLY .REQUEST
that all persons having their water pipes
repaired have them fixed properly so they
will not freeze and hunt, as I will mako no
deduction on rates in the future, on account
of bursteil or frozen pipes. Any information
in regard to the manner of fixing pipes will
be cheerfully given bv request.
JAS. W. WELCH.
House to Rent.
tfIXE ROOMS : GOOD LOCATION.
Inquire of W, B. IIEADINGTON.
HAVING KEEN APPOINTED BY TIIE
County Court of Clatsop Countv, Ore-g-n.
executrix e: the hist will and testament
of Tho. Goodwin, deceased, all persons
having claims ygainst said estate will pre
sent ilicin duly verified and wilh proper
vouchers to the undersigned at her resi
dence on Clatsop Plains, Clatsop County,
Oregon, within six months from this date,
One E. VV. BLISS, Latest Improved
With West's Crimper attached.
ThN Machine I Xearlj Xcw and N Sold for
Want of Uf.
GEO. W. DUNBAR'S SONS,
New Orleans, La.
TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY ACRES
on Gray's River : fine timber and bottom
land : three miles from steamboat landing.
Fifty acres improved : stables, outhouses,
etc. fruit. A splendid chance for a man
with a little mtmev.
Apply to FERDINAND HANSEL on the
Ladies' Hair Dresser and "Wig Maker
All kinds of
HAIR WORK MADE TO ORDER
Ladles' Hair cutting and Shampooing a
specialty. All work done in the most artis
tic manner and in the latest style.
Ii. D it PARK, Prop,
rarker House, Main St., Astoria, Or.
TWO FRONT ROOMS : SUITABLE FOR
ofllces : centrally located : apply at As
FINE NINE-ROOMED DWELLLNG
house with two lots, comer Main and
Seventh streets. For further particulars
apply at Thk Astokiax office.
ON ACCOUNT OF REMOVAL I WILL
sell for the noxt ten days, a lot of choice
Groceries, fine Teas, and Canned Goods, at
the lowest figures possible. Goods all fresh
aud of the best brands.
BAY VIEW RESTAURANT.
Opposite O. R. & N. Cos Dock.
THE HENLEY CLUB SKATE
Nickle Tlated, Spring Steel Bottom and
The HENLEY CHALLENGE SKATE,
vtoouen uouom aim .Lcaiuer straps.
The best and onlv nracticallv scientific
jkates. Elegant In finish. Will turn a three
ioot circle anu an me wneeis resc square
on the floor. Wheels with babbit metal
boxes. Ihc leading skates in all the prin
cipal Rinks. Bicycles and Tricycles.
OSBORN & ALEXANDER,
Mechanics' Tools. Hardware and Machinery.
G23 Market St., opp. Palace hotel.
Send for free catalogue and price list
TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
J-i undersigned has been appointed the as-
IMltfo nf f hi ActnTo nf "llnnirni. X? -Trtfincnu
and all persons having claims against said
firm are hereby notified to present the same
duly certified to the undersigned, at his of
fice, in Astoria, Oregon, within three months
irom ims uate, Dec. 27th, is4.
J. II. D. GRAY.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned has been appointed assign
ee of the estate of D. Hart, an insolvent
ueuior. aii creditors oi saia estate are no
tilled to present their claims acainst said es
Lite, under oath, to me, within three months
at the office ofF. D. Wmton, in the city of
asioua, uiaisop county, uregon.
Dec 27th, 181.
TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
J- Ann of J. fc. Thomas has assigned all
their nroDertv to the undersicned for the
benefit of their creditors and all persons
navinc claims against sam estate must pre
sent the same duly verified to the assignee
at his office in Astoria, Oregon, within three
mom as irom mis uaie.
November Cth, 1881.
ranirrt: TVirTiTTrrrnv itviip-w paup on
X the Sisters of Charity, is now ready for
i lie reception oi patients.
Private rooms for the accommodation ol
Patients admitted at all houis, day or night.
jio pnysician uas exclusive rigiit. everv
patient is free to and has the privilege of
employiug any physician they prefer.
United. States Marine
Seamen who pay Hospital Dues, are enti
tled to Free care and attendance at this Hos
pital during sickness. Permits must bo ob
tained for United States Marines at the Cus
SlSTElta of Chabitt
Wheeler & Kipp,
Ploita Gas anil Steam fitters
AH work warranted and estimates given
Full stock Iron and Lead Pipe, Bath Tubs,
Water Closets and Gas Fixtures. Chimney
ripe, cheaperthan Brick.
Jobbing promptly attended to.
Comer Squemoo.ua and Hamilton Streets,
T. G. RAWLINGS.
"Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Dried
.NUTS. CANDD2S.DRIED MEATS, ETC.
Fine Cigars and Tobacco.
Next door to I. J. Arvold's, Squomoqua St.
rov cah ?mT
Family Groceries, Provisions
and Freshest Vegetables
Low Down Prices 1 !
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House Square.
TER apply to the Captain, or to
THE NEW MODEL
BBBtj i -aJ.- .. ' ' -
A FTJIJL STOCK
John A. lVXon,fgmei?y,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Vare.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and .Ranges
The Best In the market.
Piumblng 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.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE S BEDDING-
Corner Main and Squcmoqua Streets. Astoria, Oresen.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMHGii; WALL PAPER, ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS OTALITY WILL AFFORD.
AIJL KINDS OF FUKNITURE KEPAIKEI ASfiD VARNISHED.
SASH DOORS AND MOULDING.
First Class Work at Prices to
Suit the Times.
PJAXSAXD ESTIMATES FURNISHED.
C. H. Bain & Co.'s
Steam PlaningMill and Sash Factory
Boat Building n Specialty.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
pursuant to a unanimous vote of the
stockholders of the Fishermen's racking
Co., the directors of said company, did on
the 17th day of Jan. 1S35, execute and Ale
supplementary antcies oi incorporation,
whereby such company is authorized to
purchase and hold, sell and convey real es
tate. By order Board of Directors,
Dissolution of Partnership.
NOTICE ISJIEREBY GIVEN THAT TIIE
partnership heretofore existing be
tween Bergman & Berry is this day dis
solved by mutual consent, A. W. Berry re
tiring from the linn, who will collect all
bills due and settle all accounts of the late
A. W. BERRY..
Astoria, Oregon, December 31st, 18S4.
THE PROGRESSIVE LAND AND
Building Association will hold Its regu
lar annual meeting on the second Saturday,
the 14th.day of Feuruary, 1885, at 7 o'clock
p. ir., in Liberty Hall.
Astoria, Clatsop Co., Oregon, January i?th,
JJP. liEATHCHS HAS RETURNED
t and is ready to turn out some line fish
ing boats for the river. Shop on the beach
between Kinney's and Elmore's canneries.
ALL PERSONS ARE HEREBY CAU-
.mortgage on personal property, given by Mr.
the same will be contested on the ground of
fmnl nr miQrftnrocanfntlnn In rtfitnlnlnrr tUa
same, otherwise want of consideration. t
Astoria, Oregon, Nov. I8tn, 1884.
Eben P. Parher,Mastsr.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAR
11. It. rAKKKR.
RANGE CAN BE nAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
riggi b. e. bawbs,
r3&35F AGE AT
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, Y.t
WlLL BE FLEASED.
E. R. HAWES is also agent for ttst
M latent (Ming Stow
And other first-class St97es.
Furnace Work. Steam Fit
tinSs oto. a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
FOARD & STOKES.
A. FULL LINE OF
Just Finished In'Rear of Store.
Hardware and Slip Chandlery
VAN DUSEH & GO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc,
Notice To The Public.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
will not be responsible for any debts
Astoria Dec. 3lst, 1884.
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