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MARCH 5. 1885
AX ELEGANT SUPERFLUITY.
Dohiko almost o, century, thought
ful taeii have been "wondering and try
ing in vain to imagine some rational
purpose of this world for which our
grandfathers, of imputed supernat
ural wisdom, invented the constitu
tional superfluity called a vice presi
dent. Whether they have examined
the letter of the law, the reason of the
law, the history of the law, or the
history of the government, every road
has brought them to the same conclu cenclu conclu
seon: The person called vice president
is the holder of a useless sinecure,
without a function, an 'office, or an
official faculty of any description.
Upon a superficial glance, some per
son may loo hastily seize upon the
idea that Mr. Edmunds has made the
long-sought discovery of a constitu
tional faculty or duty of the vice
president. Upon the recent computa
tion of the presidential votes, one of
the tellers named by the representa
tives was that tremendous Ohio poli
tician, Mr. J. "Warren Keifer. Mr. Ed
munds, obeying the mandate of the
law, "opened all the certificates," by
ripping one edge of tho envelope with
a pen-knife, before passing them to
the tellers. One of the packages that
came to the hands of the illustrious
Koifer lacked about an inch of being
ripped from end to end. Turning with
a pompous air to the chair, "The pres
ident of the senate has not wholly ful
filled his offico!" said the awe-inspir
ing Keifer. "Without looking at the
package to which the Ohio man was
calling his attention, "I think I have
made the constitutional rip, sir!" said
Some unrefleclive person may jump
from that observation of Mr. Ed
munds to the conclusion that an office
of tho vice president is at last discov
eredthe office, namely, of making a
constitutional rip!'' It is therefore,
important to say that such a leap
would be wholly unwarranted. The
law does not say that the vice presi
dent shall open all the certificates, or
any of them, and nowhere so much as
hints that that is an office of the vice
presidont. The declaration of the
law is that tho "president of the
senate1' shall open them. The person
styled the vice president is president
of tho senate when he is discharging
that office, undoubtedly, but when he
is not in tue senate, the office of pre
siding over the senate and making
tho "constitutional rip" falls, by effect
and authority of the same law, upon
somebody else. So that even making
tho "constitutional rip" an offico of
the president of the senate is not an
office of tlie vice president The lat
ter is an elected individual, without
a function, an office, or a use in this
The legislators in several of the
states are this winter devoting to the
liquor-drinkers thoughtful attention
usually reserved for the liquor-sellers
alcuc. Legislative crankery seems,
in fact, to be running riot in. this di
rection, One proposition is to tax
liquor-drinkers so much a head, on
the principle of the dog lax. -In an
other state thi3 idea has been carried
to a minute perfection, and it is pro
posed to charge different sums for
varying degrees of indulgence as S2
for the beer-drinker, S3 for the wino
bibbor, and $10 for the consolation
of Jersey lightning. Elsewhero it is
suggested to make every drinker wear
a sort of steam guage arrangement
to register his condition after each
libation, and Pennsylvania reaches
the climax of impotency by consider
ing a scheme to make inebriates eith
er "split" upon the vender or go to
jail. Such legislation is as wise as
ordering thieves to wear uniforms.
-0xe of the grandest projects is the
illumination of the Atlanlic by means
of electric lights to actually make a
"path of silver light" across tho water
from the banks of Newfoundland to
the shores of Ireland. Ten vessels
are to be anchored at a distance of
200 miles from each other in a
straight line, each riding at a "mush
room -anchor, which permits life ves
sel swinging round with the tide
without fouling her anchor." These
light-ships are also to bo connected
together and to the shore by an elec
tric cable, and b3 able to send mes
sages to any part of tho world.
The new revolt of the Arabs in the
province of Yemen has in all likeli
hood been inspired by the exagger
ated reports of the Mahdi's victory
that have orossed the Bed sea. It
would take little to incite the Arabs
of this part of Arabia to rebellion; in
deed rebellion is almost chronic
among them. They have never sub
mitted patiently to tho yoke of the
Turks, and though nominally subject
to Turkey for seventy years or so,
their capital, Sana, was not seoured
until thirteen years ago.
Some fishermen who visited tho
Charity islands in Lake Michigan,
week before last, say that when tho
keeper of tho station on tho island
saw them he ran down to greet them,
and his first question was: "Who's
elected president?" He had had no
mail or communication with the rest
of tho world for three months, and
yet there will bo a scramble for his
position after March 4. Some of the
white settlements on tho Alaskan
coast will not receive the news of the
presidential election until tho betrin-
ning of April.
' m m -
Dekmabk spends $55,000 annually
for agricultural teaching. There are
dairy schools and schoole in agricul
ture. Improved -methods are taken
up by every Dane, from the king
down to the humblest farmer. The
consequence is that this little cold
barren country is able to export larco
numbers of excellent cattle, quanti
ties of farm and dairy produce, while
tho producers are thriving and com
fortable. One needs to keep a pretty closo
watch of the map to note tho rapidity
with which Germany is acquiring for
eign territory. She is, indeed, fast
becoming a great colonial power,
which means that she must become a
great naval power as well. Whether,
in view of her enormous military es
tablishment, this now departure is
wise may perhaps be questioned.
In tho closing hours of tho 48th
congress was done a tardy act of jus
tice in passing the Grant retiring bill,
thus placing him in virtually the
same position ho would be in had ho
not been elected president in 186S.
Th. nautical Gazette hears of plans
for tho construction of six iron sail
ing vessels with auxiliary steam pow
er, all of which will be built in Ameri
can yards and fly tho American flag.
The Mississippi, it is noticed, has a
habit of rising and threatening tho
levee at about tho time when the
river and harbor bill is brought
The greatest sale of canned corn
ever recorded was made in Baltimore
the other day: 100,000 cases at from
72) to 74 cents per dozen cans.
Mn. Arthur will be remembered in
history as the president who taught
his countrymen how to dine.
Jas. G. Blaine's only sister died at
Baltimore last Tuesday.
The senate meets in special session
In Astoria, March 4th, 18S3, the wife
of M. Conlej.agirl.
BUY YOUR TICKETS
via the popular
IhclarRe. well nppointed and commodi
ous steamer of this line are runniuR LI
RECrbetv.een New York and Scandinavia
Without calling at any intermediate port
consequently no Transfer of Va&benycr or
Daoaagr.. No extra expenses Captains,
Surgeons, Officers, Stewards and Ciew are
all Scandinavians. Passengers' lUgeae
checked to destination a safeguard adopt
ed by no other steamship line. Drafts and
Money Orders on Denmark, Sweden and
Norway issued at lowest raten. For further
information apply to
BOZORTII & JOHNS,
NOW IS THE TIME TO
Send for Your Friends.
B0Z0RTH & JOHNS,
1710KA LIMITED TIME, WILL ISSDE
: VRKVA.II CUXAItl) TICKET
From HAMBURG MANHKIM, ROTTER
DAM, ANTWERP, HAVRE, GOTHEN
BUIIU. CHKISTIANSAND. MALMO.
CHRISTIANA, BERGEN. 8TAVANUEK.
THItONDHJEM, and COPENHAGEN
To Astoria for S58.00
From Liverpool to Astoria, for 55 00
CIGARS AND TOBACCOS,
Playing Cards. Cutlery, Stationery, Etc A
line stock of Merschaum and Brier Pipes,
Amber Goods, Etc
Two doors of cor. Water and West-9th Sts.
milE ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR THE
JL year JS84 is now In my hands for collec
tion. All who are delinquent on said roll
will save sheriff's costs by calling at my of
fice in Cathlamet and settling the same, or
sending by registered letter.
Sheriff of Wahkiakum Co., W. T.
Dated at Cathlamet, Jan. 13th, 18&,
ON THEJMth. 4 MILES ABOVE TONGUE
Point, a skiff, 14 feet long, light eray,
one rowlock, no oars. Loser apply to John
Aruot, at the Union Cannery.
TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY ACRES
on Gray's River : fine timber and bottom
land : three miles from steamboat landing.
Fifty acrca improved ; stables, outhouses,
etc. fruit. A splendid chance for a man
with a little munev.
Apply to FERDINAND HANSEL on the
Notice to Delinquent Taxpayers.
VOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
. will lew on the property of the delin
quent list of 184, If the taxes arc not paid
Chief of Tollc.
AJtoria, FeJ$ 9,1565,
Notice of Application.
NOTICE IS IIEKEBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned Intends to apply to tne
common council of the city of Astoria at its
next regular xuceuuK. io ii hccuw ti
u-lnn niMt nnrl enlr4t,ini1 HnllOrS 111 l'i
quantities than ono quart, in tho building
situated on Lot No. i. Block No icon Con-
coraiy street, in me cuj-oi amuhu ; um
out and recorded bv John McCIurc.
AT PUBLIC AUCTION ON
Saturday, March 7th, '85.
AT 21 M.
The Store and Fixtures or J. E.
Thomas Drnir Store
WILL HE SOLI) AS A WHOLE.
Sale Tositive : There will be no dispo
sitlon of Stock or Fixtures except as a whole.
F. I. HICKS.
Oregon Improvement Co.
6-rfsat BeiLnction in Price of Coal.
On and after December 1st until ftuther
notice the prims at the bunkers will be :w
Clean Domestic per ton, 2210 lbs $7.00
Average Steam " J " c.oo
Screening " " i.oo
On hand a constant supply, at market
rates, of fint-da
K. A. NO YES, Agent.
Tlie Beautiful nnd Fsirorably Located
BAY VIEW RESTAURANT
Is for sale at tarRaln, on account of the
proprietor's desire to go ea.U to see nor par
ents Inquire at the restaurant or at this
GIT2CNY AND CONVENIENT. IN WM.
u Hume's buildin;.
Apply to SAMUEL ELMORB.
House to Rent.
IXE ROOMS : GOOD LOCATION.
Inquire of W. B. IIEADINGTON.
A LADY DECLINING HOUSEKEEPING
offers her Furniture at private sale.
Inquire at this o i.ee.
THE HENLEY CLUB SKATE
Nlckle Plated, Spring Steel Bottom and
The HENLEY CHALLENGE SKATE,
"Wooden Bottom aud Leather Straps.
The nest aud only practically sclent lflc
skates. Elepant in Mulsh. "Will turn a three
foot circle and all the nheeli rest square
on the floor. "Wheels with babbit metal
boxes. The leading skates In all the prin
cipal 1'luks. Hicyclrs aud Tricycles.
OSBORN & ALEXANDER.
Mechanics' Tools. Hardware and Machinery.
C23 Market St., opp. Palace hotel.
Send for free catalogue and price list
"Will bo allowed
On Time Deposits.
.Drafts ou all the Leading Cities.
Wm. T. Coleman & Co.
Manager Banking Department,
BUILDERS AND CARPENTERS
SASH, DOORS AND MOULDING.
First-class Work at Trices to Suit
rLANS AND ESTIMATES FURNISHED.
C. H. Bain & Co.'s
Steam Planing 11111 and Sash Factory.
Boat Building; a Specially--
IateBt and Beet. Tension by Spiral
Spring. New adjustment. Used by largest
Rinks. Send for circular to
E. T. AXT.Eff.
-tIC Market St. San FrancLsco.
We are prepared to print
One !b Salmon Labels
of superior quality, well varnished,
At $1.40 per M.
A. L. BANCROFT & CO..
721 Market Street,
Wo beg to call thti attention ot the public
Eastern manufacturers, of the largest
for sale in tins city, comprising all grades, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Novest Tints and Shades,
To the lowest priced article in this line Wc
Carpets within the next four w eefci, and to that
ine possiuuuy oi ueins e.nersom 03- any 01 our tsmpeiicors.
Furniture and House Furnishing- Line
We can vhow you the very REST GOODS at BOTTOM FHU'KKS. ml shall t.e plruscd
to receive acall for Inspection whether you purchase or not.
CHAS. HETLBORN. .
Carpets, Malting, Pictures, Mirrors,
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus anil Hamilton Sis. H. l)i HUISSOX, Jlauaer.
Bnf sum n we
Fixtures or Sale I
Adler's Crystal Palace
rHlt!vcl)' every artlcld III that v.it caUlblbtnnent will be aol:l
&."E 0O3S? I
Store for Rent !
Proposals for Transportation.
IlEADQUAUTKIlS DKI". KT3IFJTT Ol 1
TIIF. COLUMIitA, j
Office ok Chif.k Quakteiimastkh, j-
Vancouver, Bauracks, "v. t..
February 23. 18S3. I
SEALED TROPOSALS. IN THI PLICATE,
subject to the usual conditions, will be
received at this ofllce uniil 12 o'clock, noon,
on Monday. March SO. 1SS5, at which time
and place they will be opened In the pres
ence of blddri-3, for the transportation of
military supplied 011 the following dcscilbed
routes during year commencing .lulv 1.1SS3.
and ending J une SO, 16S0 :
Itoutc No. 1. tjtokanti
Fort Spokane. V. T.
Falls W. T.. to
Koute No. "Ashland. Orczou. to Fort
Koute No. 3. Kuna. I. T. to Dotee Hur
racks, I. T.
Route No. L For transportation of U.S.
Military supplies between Astoria and Fort
St evens, Oregon, aud FortCanby. V.T.
The Government reei est lie right to re
ject any or all proposals. Blank proposals,
torra of contr.ici, aud printed circulars, giv
ing full information as to the manner of bid
ding, terms of contract and payment, will
be furnished on application to this otllce.
Envelopes containing proposals should be
marked : "Proposals for Transportation on
EouteNo. ," rud addressed t6 the un
Major aud Quartermaster U. S. A.
Proposals for Military Supplies.
llKAIQUARTKS DKfARTMlUCT OK
Office of Chief Quaiitkiiuastek,
Vancouver Barracks, W. T..
Fcbruarv 23. 18S5. J
SEALED PKOPOSALS. IN TRIPLICATE,
subject to the usual conditions, will be
received at this office or at the otllce of the
U. S. Quartermasters at the following
named posts, until 12 o'clock, noon, ou Mon
day, March 30. 1SS5, at which places and
time they will be opened, in presence of bid
ders, for the furnishing aud deliver)' of
military .supplies during the fiscal year com
mencing July 1. 185.". and ending June 30,
ISfeC, as follews: Wood, Charcoal, Oats,
Barley. Bran, Hay, aud Straw, or Hay in
lieu of Straw, or such of said supplies as
may be required at: Portland, Oregon,
Bolsn Barracks. I. T. ; Fort Townscnd, W.
T. ; Fort Coeur d'AIene, I.T. : Fort Spokane,
XT. T.; Fort Canby. W. T.; Fort "Walla
Walla, V. T. ; Vancouver Depot, W. T. ;
Forth Klamath, Oregon ; Fort Colvillc, W.
T. The Government reserves the right to
reject any or all proposals. Preference will
be given to articles of domestic production,
and to articles of domestic production pro
duced on the Pacific Coast, conditions of
price and qualitv being equal, to the extent
of tho consumption required by the public
service there. Blank proposals and printed
circulars, giving full particulars as to the
manner ofblddlntr. eta. will be furnished on
application to this oftlce or the Quarter
masters at the various posts named. En
velopes containing proposals shoull be
manced: "Proposal for at ." and
addressed to the undersigned, or the re
spective Post Quartermasters.
A. S. KIMBALL.
Major and Quartermaster, U. S. A.,
Notice of Application.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned Intends to apply to the
common counrii ol the city of Astoria at Its
next regular meeting, for a license to sell
wlne.malt and spirituous liquors in less quan
tities than one quart, for a period ot one
year. In the building situated on Concoml
s-reetat its intersection with tho Union
town roadway, in the city of Astoria as laid
out aud recorded by John McClure.
Astoria, March ?,1SW.
invoice or uaiif.k is ewr onerea
are determined to ilispoau of our btoek of
end offer special Itiducemcuts. precluding
Store for Beat !
Fixtures for Sale
PLUMBER AND GAS FITTEB.
Wotor Pipes a Specialty.
A Full Stock of Material on Hand.
lVronulattfntion given all orders, and
Shop and opJco on C:us street, one door
above Frank Fabre's Kestaurant. Astoria.
hs Seaside Sakerv
Delivered in any Part ot the City.
Home-Made Candy Made Daily:
The Trade Supplied:
A First Class Establishment. Prices to
suit the times.
F. B. ELBERS0N, PropY.
Notice of Reduction.
I will now sell
Choice Cooking- Extracts.
At the following Reduced J'rices :
25-rent Hize - . - - 1.1 cents
50 ' as
51 " 75 "
These extracts are put up with great aire,
and guaranteed equal to any In the market.
11 not aa represented mease return airt
get your money refunded
.7. IV. COXX.
To Cannerymen and Fishermen.
WE TAKE PLEASURE IX ANNOUJC
ing to the trade that we have secured
the sen ices or Mr. A. M. JOHNSON, so
long and favorably known in the SAIL
MAKING trade in Astoria. Hereafter Mr.
Johnson will have sole supervision of our
Sail Loft and will give his" personal attend
ance to the manufacture of Boat Sails forthe
Columbia River trado.
XV. C. 2COOX & CO.,
Cor. B and Front Sts. Portland, Or.
ROOMS AND HALL TO LET.
Pythian Land -and Building Ass'cn.
LARGE. FIXE ROOMS "WITH "WATER
and gas en suit or single. In Pythian
Also Pythian nail, the finest and best
lighted hall In the city ; suitable for Lodges,
Sociables. Parties or Lectures. Terms mod
erato. Apply to
to our latest importation, ttirect
invoice of CAItPETS ewr offere
Family Groceries, Provisions
and Freshest Vegetables
Corner Benton and
FliANSC L PAnlEii o
Al L AT
Estrtnr Down Prices
Hay, Oats, and Straw, Line, Brick, Cement, Sand aid Plaster
Wood Delivered to Order. Dray I ay. Te&nilnt; sad Kxpress Buslseu,
ITElv apply to tire Captain, or to
THE NEW MODEL
zZini$s& nfsrmhsrSszSi vi.z2
A FULI. STOCK
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Wart.
a General Assortment ol
Magee Stoves and Ranges
Tho 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.
CheuamHH Street, Xexl to V 1. Parker's Store.
1 1 1 l.. ...mi 1 mi 1 .ii-, i. mrs. im. u.wg
M. OT.SKX. J. Gl'STAFSOX.
MARTIN OLSEN 8c CO..
FURNITURE Ss BEDDING
Corner ."Ualu niitl Mqucmoqua HtreetH. Aatorla, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AMD TRIMHHCiJ; WALL PAPER, ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS OTALITY WILL AFrOED.
AIX KIXIS OF FURIMTURE REPAIRED AXD VARWISH0SD.
Change of Agency,
We 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 onlr. Morton.
Headquarters at B. S. AVORSLEY'S Sales
room. The Singer Mfg Co.,
02 Morrison Street, Portland, Or.
Carnalian & Co.
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
KaTAIL DEALERS IK
oruer Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA .--- OKEGON
$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 867,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
Eben P. Parker.Master.
. for TOWING, FREIGHT or CRAK-
11. 11. PABKP.B.
55, RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
gS3J TORIA ONLY OF
E, S. BAWBB,
C.UU AND EXAMINE IT, Y
WILL BE PLEASED.
K. it. HAWKS Is also agent for Hi-
Bock patent Cootii M
Aud other first-class Btozes.
Furnace "Work Stesun Fit
tines, etc., a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
.J. J-- ..x ,k i1 ',''. ' !.'..;
FOABD & STOKES.
A FULL LIKE OF
Just Finished in Bear of Store.
Hardware and Slip Chandlery
VAN DUSEN & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Faiarts and Oils, Groceries, etc,