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FKIDAY ...FEBRCAKY 20, 1SS5
THE ASTORIA GRANT FORFE1T
L'RE. The following is the full text of
the bill passed by congress, forfeiting
the Astoria land grant:
An act to declare forfeiture of -certain
lands granted to aid in the con
struction of a railroad in Oregon.
Be it enacted by the senate and
house of representatives of the
United States of America in con
gress assembled: That bo. much of the
lauds granted by an act of congress
entitled "An act granting land to aid
in the construction of a railroad and
telegraph line from Portland to Asto
ria and McTVIiunville, in the state of
Oregon.' approved May fourth, eight
een hundred and seventy, as are ad
jacent to and coterminous with the
uncompleted portions of said road,
and not embracad within the limits of
said grant for tbe completed portions
of said road, be, and the samo aie
hereby declared to be forfeited to the
United States and restored to the
public domain, and made Rubject to
disposal under tbe general land laws
of the Uuitcd States as though
said grnut had never been made.
Sec. 2. That all persons who at the
date of the passage of this act are
actual settlers in good faith on any
of the lands hereby forfeited, and
who au otherwise qualified, on mak
ing Jue ci-iira t snob land uuder the
homestead, pie-cmptiou or other laws
within six mouths after the same
shall have been declared forfeited,
shall be entitled to a preference right
to enter the samo in accordance with
the provisions of this .net and of the
homestead, pre-emption, or other
laws, as the case may be, and shall be
regarded as having legally settled
upon and occupied said land under
said pre-emption, homestead, or other
laws, as the case may be, from the
date of such actual settlement or oc
cupation; and in case any such settler
may not be entitled to thus enter or
acquire such land under existing laws
he shall be permitted, within one year
after the passage of this act,
to purchase not to exceed one
hundre I aid sixty acre3 of the same,
at the price of one dollar and twenty
fivo cents per acre; .aud the secretary of
the interior is hereby authorized aud
directed to make such rules and reg
ulations as will secure to said actual
settlers, the benefits of these, rights:
Provided. That the price of the even
numbered sections w ithin the limits
of said grant aud adjacent to and co
terminous with the uncompleted por
tions of said road, and not embraced
within the limits of said grant for
the completed portions of said road,
is hereby reduced to one dollar and
twenty-five cents per acre.
Sec. 3. That the act of March
third, eighteen hundred and seventy
five, entitled ''An act for the relief of
settlers withih railroad limits," is
Approved, January 31st, 18S5,
signed by the president, Feb.uary
It is reported, sarcastically observes
the Oregon ian, that a bill is about to
pass the legislature to appropriate
$2G,000 to establish a quarantine hos
pital, or lying-in hospital, or some
thing of that kind, at Baker City.
Of such an institution there is no
need no more need than for a sim
ilar one at Ashland or at Umatilla,
and still less than at Astoria. The
only purpose of the bill is to "do
something for Baker county." ThiB
seems to be more necessary from the
fact that Baker is in arrears on her
state taxes for eight or ten yearf past
the total renchh.g an enormous
sum. Give her her lying-in hospital,
by all means.
The senate committee on agricul
ture has reported in favor of the bill
creating a new cabinet officer to be
known as the secretary of agriculture,
and now Jot us have a secretary of
ma ufatures, a secretary of trade
and commtirce, a secretary of trans
po a ..,. iec-etry o? labor, and
a few o or . ,.nd relieve
the fmunra..u. m.- oi Mr. Cleveland,
who s'trytjr to Mitisiy several thou
sand aiiib.tious aiitesmen with seven
cabinet positions. "
Yesterday's Orijouian, in an arti
cle on th nim:i.irbrae, states that
its preferi'iie is fr Williams, and
styles biic "j-r.-ehiinoflty the leading
man in Oregon." It concedes to
Hirsch the right of a majority to dic
tate the choice something it denied
to Mitchell two years ago.
Mbs Yseult Dudley's picture is
now going the rounds of the press
It represents her to bo a good-looking
woman with regular features and
a wild expression, and if it does her
justice she loots as little like an as
sassin as she shoots like one.
The house committee on the forti
fication bill reports it recommending
a gross sum of nearly $5,000,000 for
the repair of existing fortifications
and the construction of neigr ones.
Among other points mentioned for
the location of defenses are Boston,
Hampton roads, New York, New Or
leans, and San Francisco. A very
little knowledge of what occurred be
low New Orleans in the early portion
of the late civil war would have aided
the committee in its estimate as to
the value of land defenses. All the
possibilities of military engineering
could not have made any stronger ob
stacles to the approach of an enemy
than were afforded by the forts, rams,
iron-clads, sunken vessels, fire-raftB
cables and torpedoes which were en
countered by Farragut when ho
steamed up the Mississippi to cap
ture New Orleans. His vessels were
simply the old wooden sea-forta of a
quarter of a century ago, and yet with
these, and with a loss of life and ma
terial trifling in comparison with the
obstructions to be overcome and the
prize gained, he wont by the forts
with their tremendous armament,
wound among the sunken
hulks, and among the rams, fire
rafts, and cuirassed gunboats, and
captured the city whose defenses were
regarded as impregnable. There are
lessons of the same sort to bo learned
from the running of the powerful bat
teries of island No. 10 by a federal
gunboat, from the comparatively eaBy
and inexpensive passage of the miles
of Yicksburg's defenses by a fleet
half iron-clad and half the flimsy
craft employed for passenger traffic on
the Mississippi river, and from the
ease with which the gallant Farragut
defied and ran by the defenses of
The lessons of these events are to
the effect that the ordinary form of
fortification against vessels is of little
use. If the appropriation shall be ex
pended in reproducing what is already
proved useless, it will be simply
thrown away. Military engineers
must modify existing ideas in view
of what was taught by the late war
and if they are intelligent, they will;
but thus far there has been no hint
of any now devices to meet the
changed conditions. There is a fear
that the money, if appropriated, will
ba expended in developing the value
less system still in use.
A Coxkeotiout machinist claims
to have discovered the secret of the
Kecly motor, which he pronounces a
a fraud. Baker says he was employed
by a New York capitalist to make the
exposure, and spent two years in
Keely's employ to learn the secret.
He says the outside covering of the
motor has nothing to do with the ma
chinery, and is constructed merely to
deceive. The working parts are on
the inside. The force is pure and
simple air the least bit tainted with a
chemical to deceive, as everything else
is made to do. The air is pumped
from seven to twenty-one steel tub3
on the inside of the shelL The tubs
are of sufficient strength to withstand
a pressure of from 10,000 to 30,000
pounds. There i3 mechanism inside
the shell that permits the compressed
air to pass from one chamber or
cylinder at a time into a distinct and
separate cylinder, which contains the
piston that operates the fly-wheel of
the machine. By this method the
machine can be kept running five
minutes, or perhaps longer, and yet
show very little change on the pres
sure gauge. The plan is to allow one
third of the air to escape from one
cylinder, and then that one is discon
nected, and so on until but one cylin
der has been used to that extent,
when the machine is stopped and a
great show is made, as of course the
indicated pressure is exactly the same
as it was before the wheel went round
Not a drop of water is used at any
time. The machinist says Keely
knows nothing of mechanics, and got
his idea from a motor made in 1876.
The rules of the house of repre
sentatives often operate as an irri
tating restraint upon the honorable
members. For instance, an honorable
member is forbidden by the rules to
call another honorable member a liar,
The excitement of debate often de
mands a freedom of language to give
vigor to the discussion and complete
ness and force to the argument, but
no member must under the rules in
dulge in it, and if he wishes to con.
vey the idea that his opponent in de
bate is a horse-thief and a liar he must
do it with an amount of verbiage and
circumlocution that deprives the re
mark of strength and point The an
noyance occasioned by such harsh
rules was very well illustrated the
other day in the unpleasantness be
tween Messrs. Hiscock and King.
These gentlemen got into a squabble
about some matter of legislation, and
finally reached a point where the term
was the most forcible and appropriate
opithet that suggested itself. It would
have been uttered without hesitation
if the rules had not forbidden it.
But, angry and heated as both were,
they dared not disobey the rules, and
were obliged to content themselves
with a few feeble and round-about
expressions which bnt faintly con
veyed the idea embodied in the em
phatic word they would have prefer
red, This is not the first time such a
thing has happened, and in order to
render personal discussions lively and
interesting the house should adopt a
more liberal set of rules, some of
them to be modeled, perhaps, on those
of the distinguished marquis of
Secbetary Chaxdlxr has just
made a report showing that the Gree
ly relief expedition cost the govern
ment $759,265. These figures loom
up like John Koach's contracts. The
country has to pay a good deal for its
polar foolishness, and no latitude yet
attained is half so high as the bills.
The British cabinet, has decided
that the suppression of El Mahdi
is nece33ery ty vindicate England.
It doesn't make much difference,
however, what the British cabinet
lias-decided; what El Mahdi has de
cided seems of more importance.
The Telephone Saloon
The Finest Establishment of
the Kind in Astoria.
Especially fitted up for the Comfort and
Convenience or those who enjoy a
Social Gla s.
Tlio Best of Wines and Liquors,
The Choicest Cigars.
Everything New and First-Class.
It. t. JEFFKRY. Prop'r.
Will be allowed
On Time Deposits.
Drafts on all tlio Leading Cities.
Wm. T. Coleman &Co.
ManaRer Banking Department,
The Shortest, Quickest and most
Reliable Route between
ASTORIA AND ALL POINTS.
If vou have Anything to Send by Express,
aeiiu u uy me
TCorlhcrn Pacific Kxprcss Co.
Order your Express packages sent to you
NORTHERN' PACIFIC EXPRESS CO.
Prompt Delivery, Low Rates, Satisfaction
S.ELUORE. Afltorln AffCnt.
Oregon Improvement Co.
Great Mnctionin Price of Coal.
On and after December 1st until further
notice tne price at the bunkcrt will be as
Clean Domestic per ton. 2210 lbs S7.O0
Average Steam " " c.00
Screenings " " " 4.00
On hand a constant supply, at market
raies, 01 ursi-ciass
E. A. NO YES, Agent.
NOW IS THE TIME TO
Send for Your Friends.
B0Z0RTH & JOHNS,
T?ORA LIMITED TIME. "WILL ISSUE
JL I'lterAlU CU.4KDTICKRT8
From TTAMRTTRfi "NTAVTIWIXT l(nTTC
DAM, ANTWERP, HAVRE,' GOTHEX
BUKG. CHRIST! ANSAND. MaLMO,
THRONDHJEM, and COPENHAGEN
To. Astoria for S58.Q0
From Liverpool to Artoria, for $55 00
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
millS INSTITUTION. UNDER CARE OF
A the Sisters of Chanty, is now ready for
the reception of patients.
Private rooms for the accommodation of
.my desiring them.
Patients admitted at all hom s, day or night.
No phyMcian has exclusive right, every
patient Is free to and has the, privilege of
employing any physician they prefer.
Ualted States Marine
Seamen who pay Hospital Dues, at enn
tied to Free care and attendance at thin Hos
pital during sickness. Permits must be ob
tained tor united States Marines at the Cus
Sistkkh or Chaiutt
Jp ibihi:kxiias returned
ana Is rendy to turn out some fine fish
ing boats for the river. Shop on the beach
between Kinney's and Elmore's canneries
We brg to call the atteutlon of the public to our latest importation, direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of the largest invoice of CARPETS ever offered
for sale in Ihis city, comprising all grades, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades,
To the lowest priced article in this line. "V are determined to dispose of our stock of
Carpets within the next four weeks, and to that end offer special inducements, precluding
the possibility of Being; Undersold, by miy orour Competitor.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the very REST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, and shall be pleased
to receive a call for inspection whether you purchase or not.
FURNITURE, FINISHING GOODS,
Garpets, Mailing, Pictures, Mirrors,
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Kedticed Prices,
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus aud Hamilton Sts. U. Du BU1SSOX, Manager.
Leads the Trade.
STBGK IN ASTORIA.
EVERYTHING MARKED DOWN TO LOWEST FIGURES.
One E. W. BLISS, Latest Improved
HOWE SOLDERiNG MACHINE,
"With West's Crimper attached.
This Machine Is Nearly Jfeir aad Is Sold for
Want of Use.
GEO. V. DUNBAR'S SON'S.
New Orleans. Ii.
TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY ACRES
on Gray's River: fine timber and bottom
land : three miles from steamboat landing.
Fifty acres improved : stables, outhouses,
eta. fruit. A splendid chance for a man
with a little money.
Apply to FERDINAND HANSEL on the
Of cither sex admitted to the
PORTLAND BUSINESS COLLEGE
On anv week-day of the year.
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 104. Portland, Or.
osrln tcriling, please mention thit pajyer.
T. G. RAWLINGS,
"Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Dried
.NUTS. CANDIES, DRIED iIEATS,-ETC.
Fine Cifrars and Tobacco.
Next door to I. J. Arvold's, Squeraoqua St.
GERMAN1A BEER HALL
BOTTLED BEER DEPOT,
Chenamus Street, Astoria.
The Best of Lager 5 Cts. a Glass.
Orders for tlio Celebrated
Northern Paciflc Brewery Beer
Left at this place will be promptly
B-No cheap San Francisco Beer sold at
Wm. BOCK, Proprietor.
Ub UCtl JJOlOa
THE HENLEY CLUB SKATE
NIckle Flated, Spring Steel Rottom and
The HENLEY CHALLENGE SKATE,
oouen isouom aim Learner straps.
The best and only practically scientific
skates. Elegant in finish. Will turn a three
foot circle aud all the wheels rest square
on the tloor. Wheels with babbit metal
boxes. The leading skates in all the prin
cipal uiiiKS. merries anil Tricycles.
OSIIORN & ALEXANDER,
Mechanics' Tools. Hardware and Machinery,
C23 Market St., opp. Palace hotel.
Send for five catalogue and price list
SEALED PROPOSALS FOR TOE EREC
tion and completion of n two-storv and
basement dwelling house, to be erected at
Warrcnsburg on Skipanon creek. Clatsop
Co.. Oregon, will be received at Dr. Mar
tin's office In Odd Fellows Building. Astoria,
until February 23. at 2 r. si.
rians and specifications of the building
may oe seen : ur. Jianin s oiuce.
I reserve the right to reject any and all
Astoria, Feb. cth, 18S5.
M. R. KIPP,
PLUMBER AND DAS FITTER.
Water Pipes a Specialty.
A Full Stock of Material on Hand.
Personal attention given all orders, and
Shop aud ofllcc on Cass street, one door
above Frank Fabre's Restaurant, Astoria,
The Seaside Bakery
Delivered in any Part ot the City.
Home-Made Candy Made Daily:
The Trade Supplied:
A First Class Establishment. Prices to
salt tbe times.
F. B. ELBERS0N, Prop'r.
tw gjlsi o&t
Family Groceries, Provisions
and Freshest Vegetables
FRANK L PARKER'S
Low Down Prices ! !
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets.
Opposite Custom House Square.
Hay, Oats, and Straw, Liie, Brick, Cement, Sand ani Plaster
Wood Delivered to Order. Drajln?, Teaming and Express business.
TER apply to the Captain, or to
THE NEW MODEL
A FUIil, STOCK
"' 'I 1 Ml ' ,.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A Ceneral Assortment el
Magee Stoves and Ranges
T1.l Wt In lha l?iar!ri.t
work done In a workmanlike manner
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING. AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Clienaimi.s Strcp.t. Xexl to C Ij. Parker's Store.
' .!! I. I III ji ..-! 1 M I I
M.OT.SEN. J. GHSTAFSOX. A. JOHNSON.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE S5 BEDDING
Corner Main and Hqiiemoqua Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMNCS; WALL PAPER, ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AITOED.
AI.T, KIIVDS OF FlTItZflTURE REPAIRED AIWD VARIWSHED.
Change of Agency.'
We have appointed
MR. O. F. MORTON
Our Selling ami Collecting Agent at Astoria.
All those wishing to purchase a first-class
SEiriXG JfACHINE, 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.
Final Settlement Notice of Admin
istrator. IX THECOUXTl COURT OFTHE STATE
of Oregon for the county of Clatsop, In the
matter ofthe estate of Hazen A. Tarker. de
ceased : To all persons Interested in said
estate : You are hereby notified that "W. W.
rarker, administrator of said estate, has
filed in said court his final account as such
administrator, aud that said court has ap
pointed the Cth day of April, 1S&3, at the
court house in said county, at the hour of
one o'clock r. m., as the time and place for
hearing objoctions to said final account and
tho settlement thereof, at which time and
place all persons Ir terested are notified to
"W. W. PARKER,
Administrator of the Estate of
Hazen A. Parker, deceased.
Astoria, Or. February 13, 1883. td
$67,000,000 Capital !
Liverpool and London and Globe.
North British and mercantile
Of London and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital of $67,000 OOO.
B. VAN DU8EN. Agent.
Eben P, Parker, Master.
Z For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR-
11. 13. PARKER
- , RANGE -CAN BE. HAD IN AS-
v": TIT rtVTV rv
II 1U111.V Uillll uc
A-mg&t rj' f2' 0170
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, V K
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. It. HAWE5 Is also agent for the
Bid satent Gootinp; Stove
auu uwici iirai-ciuaa OIJ7C3.
Fumaco Worfct Steam Fxt
tInSs etc., a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
i . . , i.i
ill & STOKES.
A. FULL LINE OF
Just Finished in'Rear of Store.
Hardware and SMp Chanfllery
VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
. Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galviinized Cut Nails,
Palats and Oils, Groceries, etc,
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