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SATURDAY AUGUST 23. 3835
. A RUINED RIVEli.
Nobtheikt California is excited and
with good reason, over the threatened
ruin of the Sacramento river, and ul
timately Suisun bay. The slickens,
great mountains of earth sluiced from
tho hills by the placer miners, have
filled up tho Feather, Yuba and Sac
ramento rivers. In 18G0 there was
30 feet of water in front of Sacra
mento. To-day boats drawing two
feet have to twist and wind through
torturous bars in an effort at naviga
tion. "V. E. Kuox, an expert on the
matter of levees, in an interview with
a representative of the Sacramento
Jterord-Union, says: "It is too lato
to endeavor to rectify the channel of
the Sacramento river by building lev
ees, straightening the channel, etc.
The force of the current is unable for
the task. A few years ago, could tho
heavier material have been kept in
the upper streams by restraining
works of any character, this process
might have succeeded, but it would
even then have cost millions of dol
lars, and at that lime even would have
to a great extent destroyed the
bay of San Francisco. To attempt to
force the millions and millions of
cubic yards of material that now lie
in the bed of tho Sacramento river,
and tho millions of other yards im
pending upon them in tho tributa
ries, into the bay, would be entirely
out of the question on account of the
co3t. I have no hope the rivers or
the bays will bo saved. I regard the
matter as already loo long delayed
for that to bo now accomplished. I
am firmly of this opinion, for these
reasens: First From tho fact that
I do not believe any early action will
ba taken which will bo effectual in
stopping the continued dumping of
mining debris into the tributaries of
the rivers, and any remedial action is
valueless until this is done. Second
That the expense, as I have said,
would be so enormous that I do not
think it is to bo rationally expected.
If auy relief, however, is to bo ob
tained must bo obtained from the
general government, and the govern
ment will not act without the matter
being forcibly presented to it by the
San Francisco shares in tho general
approheusion. California is liablo to
pay dearly in this generation for tho
wealth so profusely washed from her
hills a generation ago.
Simon Cameron seems to be trav
eling ahead of the times when he af
firms that -"tho last bitterness of the
war has been wiped out forever."
The best we can say is, It is coming
to bo true. But a great deal of hu
man nature is still left in both sec
tions. There should bo somewhere
in the archives of the universe an
unwritten sequel to the parable of
the prodigal son; for who wouldn't
like to know the subsequent relations
between the returning rebel and the
surly elder brother who grudged him
a share in the fatted calf ? More
over, we are yet to see what will be
the attitude of our countrymen tow
ard each other, when tho irreconcil
able old confederate president passes
away. "When millions in the south
break into passionate sorrow, as the
sore sense of all their sufferings and
losses returns for the hour, what
gracious words of sympathy and ten
derness will pour from northern lips?
Let us hope at least to respond then,
fittingly and heartily, to the utter
ance of the ex-confederate soldiers,
as they now lay their wreaths on the
tomb of Grant: "Duty, as he and
wo respectively saw it, found us once
opposed in arms. . . . North and
south, sister sections of a com
mon country, side by side at tho
grave of this great spirit of peace,
bespeak the end of war, its animos
ities buried, its blessings perpetuat
ed, of a reunited country, of restored
union, stronger through tho crucible
it has passed, our laud never again to
be drenched in fraternal blood."
The noblo qualities whoso names
are just now being woven into a
wreath for the brow of the dead are
not indeed so common that they
ought to pass unnoticed, but neither
are they so rare as to justify extrava
gance of eulogy. Our foreign critics
must not tal:e it for granted that we
never before heard of civic and do
mestic virtues. The victories of Gen.
Grant were won by thousands of
patriots as devoted as himself: his
firmness and fidelity were theirs also.
Ilis magnanimity toward tho defeated
confederates was the magnanimity of
tho republic toward its misgnided
citizens, promptly expressed in uni
versal amnesty and in the general
removal of civil and political disabil
ities. The tributes paid at his death
to this spirit of generous justice
spring from no after-thought or new
born impulse. They have long been
ready and waiting.
Ik one of the mountainous districts
of Bavaria there is a town .called
Mittenwald, shut in by snow-clad
peaks and dense forests, iu which
every yard 13 crossed by a labyrinth
of ropes and poles on which hun
dreds of violins are hung up to dry.
For a couple of centuries tho entire
industry of the town has been violin
making, for which tho surrounding
forests produce the best material.
Men, women and children all have
their allotted share of the work, and
violins, violoncellos, bass viols, zith
ers and every stringed instrument,
from a copy of some old and price
less Stradivarius, perfect in form,
color and tone, down to the cheapest
banjo, are exported in great quanti
ties, all hand-made, to every quarter
of the globe.
It is said by an old prospector
that there is not a mountain peak in
Colorado on the tip-top of which
there is not a tin can. Tourists and
mountain climbers have the habit of
taking up with them a tin can to bo
left at the summit for the disposition
onlips of paper of the names of all
who ascend the mountain af ter them.
It is also said that one may wander
to the uttermost depths of the wild
erness Into places where tho foot of
mortal man has apparently never
trod, and there will bo found the in
evitable tin can. Indeed, it would
seem that the can, rather than tho
ax, is the pioneer of civilization.
The following statistics constitute
the best temperance lecture ever
written: Tho comparative probabil
ities of lifo for moderate drinkers and
total abstainers are as follews: a
moderate drinker, at 20 years of age,
may expect to livo 15.G years; at 30,
13; at 40, ll.G; at 50, 10.8; at GO, 8.9.
Tho probability for total abstainers
is, at 20 years, 44.2; at 30, 30.5; at 40,
2S.S; at 50, 21.25; and at GO, 15.23.
Gi:x. Milks, in command of lljo
department of the Missouri, is hold
ing troops in readiness to enforce tho
president's recent proclamation in
relation to the cattlemen on tbe
Cheyenne and Arapahoe reservation.
13y the terms of tho proclamation, the
cattlemen will bo compelled to re
move their herds by next Saturday.
Edward Attkixson is doubtless
correct (as he usually is) in telling us
that a dollar has much greater pur
chasing power now than in former
periods; but tho mischief and misery
are that wants grow faster than dol
lars. There are so many "things"
which we must have!
Five million dollars in silver is be
ing transported from the Now Or
leans sub-treasury to "Washington on
a war vessel. The captain fears
pirates from tho publicity the news
papers havo given the movement
FiFxr thousand people have died
in Spain of cholera siuce July 1st
In Astoria, August 28tli,lolhc wife of
Rudolph Rarth, a. son.
In this city, on the 27th int., by Rev.
)r. E. W. (iamer, 1'nrcli l-eJcrson to
1 1 A. M.
AT HOLDER'S AUCTION ROOMS.
Administrator Sale or personal ef
fects of On lllc Iviiijj, deceased.
Tor account of v.liom it may concern.
'j."t pounds I?uir.v CIipchi' in fair order.
SC.iM-s. lOdoz. each. Imported ln
ccr Ale. Au assortment of Tumblers,
Ale and Wln Classes.
Also, lot of Fine Sreond-IFninl Fur
niture, Cluiir.H. Ash iJedroom nlt9,
etc., good as new. and lot of Sundries.
E. V. IIOLDKV,
Ross' Opera House.
Tho Createst Musical Event in
tho History of Astoria!
ONE JVLGTTT ONLY!
Wednesday, September 2, 1885.
lara Louise Kelfoi
Concert Company !
The Following Eminent Artists:
tllss JLaura S. Groves, Contralto,
3fi88 Ollic Torbett, Violinist,
Mr. WhUnc33Iockrilse. Tenor,
3Xr.Iva.il 15. 3IoravlI, Basso,
Sir. Atlolpli Close, Vianlst.
aiaj. j. b. rosi
3Box office now open at the usual place,
the New York Novelty Store.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
THE TRADE SUPPLIED.
J.cTc ortleis at
Aatoria Bakery, Ed. Jackson, Prop.
Gr TJ IN JS 1ML X -3? EL
XRAK VAN DUSKN'S STOltK,
AU kind of new Guns made tu order,
Bnvcli-Io.ulir.: Guns made from JHiizzle-
lo.ulcis. All repairs done nrompt and cheap.
Firit class work guaranteed. Address letters
C'.ire of .John Kopp, Astori.:, Or.
OK EIGHTY ACHES. TAMEY 1M
proved, on the l'lakaninp. For sale
cheap or will exchange for tity propeily.
Appij at A.STOKIAN Ofilcc.
Magnus C. Crosby
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
STOVES, TINWAR E
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
-jF1ti AND Copper.
House to Rent.
7ITII TWO FURNISHED ItOOMS,
i! suitable for single pentleincu. In
quire or V'Xl. HOCK,
at Germania Beer Hall.
A HAItE CHANCE.
Called to Europe iy family affairs that re
quire immediate, settlement. I
offer for sale my
Well Established Business.
To the right paities this Is
A Splendid Opportunity!
Those only who mpan business mav
I-KOriHETOU MODEL RESTAURANT.
A I .arge Stock of
FIXE VISITING CARDS,
Or Every Grade
TO BE SOIL!) FOR CASH.
APPLY AT ASTORIAN OFFICE.
Orfjox and California )
railkoad cojil'anv. v
POUITjANn, Oukoon, Ancust 19th, 1883. I
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN' THAT IN
pursuance of an order of the United
States Circuit Court ror the District of Or
egon the undersigned is prepared to refund,
on surrender of contracts (printed in green
color) the amounts paid to the Oregon and
California Railroad Company for lands lying
within the limits or the forfeited portion of
the Oregon Central grant, (generally known
as the grant ror tho line from Fonst Grove
to Astoria) that is, lands situated beyond a
distance or twenty-live miles from the track
of the completed railroad line from Portland
Delinquent City Taxes.
NOTICE is hereby Riven that I the
undersigned Chief of Police of the city
of Astoria, Clatsop county, Oregon, have
been furnished with a warrant from the
council of said city requiring nic to col
lect the city taxes assessed for the year
1SS5, and now delinquent upon the list,
and make return of the same within
sixty days. All narties so indebted will
therefore please take notice and gov
ern uieiuseivus accoruingiy.
1 shall be in my offico at the citv iail
every day until September 1st, 18t5, to
receipt for tho same at which time I
shall levy upon the property cif all de
linquents not having paid.
O. Y. Louohrey,
Chief of Police of said city of Astoria.
Astoria, Or., August 18, 18S.1.
In Cood Style and Lowest Living Trices.
Shop at Montgomery's old stand.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
will not bo responsible for any debt
contracted by any person unless It be on my
MINNIE G. M. SrEXARTH.
Astoria, August 2Ctb, 18S5.
We beg to direct special attention to our LATEST IM
PORTATIONS of NOYELTIES
Fine Dress Goods, Lawns,
Hoopskirts, Etc., Etc.
Which we are selling according to our motte:
"Tim Best Goods at the Lowest Possible Prices.''
Dialer at "Wholesale
Furniture, Bedding, Carpets, Matting,
Oil Cloth, Wall Paper,
Window Shades, Mouldings, Etc.
Astoria Furniture Co.,
Mint Carpts, Matting, Picture Jism, fiita Shades, etc.
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sts.
Carnahan & Co.
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND 7II0LESALE AND
RKTAIL DHALEKS IN
Corner Clieuamus and Cxkj strets.
ASTORIA - OREGON
Candy and Notions, Good Cigars
and Tobacco, at
c. i wiraovs
liT COME AND SEE ME-
Than any oili
tify to Its supe
Pern and Xerer
A cents Astoria.
Price, SI. GO.
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Uetall Dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware,
IKOnCAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
J. P. AUSTIN.
Scnsiile - Oregon
Groceries, Wines, Liquors,
TOBACCO A3J CIGARS.
E-A FINE BILLIARD TABLE.
THE HALL OVER D.L.BECK& SON'S
can be rented for Public gatherings.
Application may be mado to the executive
committee of tho Astoria Ladles ' CofTec
Club. Mr. BEKKMAX.
THE TAX LIST AND ASSESSMENT
roll of school district No. 1, Astoria,
Clatsop county, Oregon, is now In my hands
for collection, and will remain with me for
sixty davs from date, after which time said
taxes will bo delinquent. Parties Interested
please take notice.
J. G. HUSTLER,
Clerk Dist. No. l.
Astoria, August 13th, 1SS5.
to the Front
and Retail :n
Wali Paper, Mirrors,
11. l)u 1IU1SSOX, Manaj-cr.
WYATT & THOMPSON.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS,
Crocki-iy timl Glassware.
EilX Feed., DESto,
WHERRY fe COrOPANY,
Fresli and Cnrcd Meats,
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
OITOSITK OCCIDENT IIOTEU
(JU K.V A3IUS Street. AMtorln, Ox.
3Iain Mrcrt, Astoria, Oircnii.
reu;ma. a co.PitoriiiKToits
DESrECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEX
XV tion of the public to the fact that the
above JIarketAvuI always be supplied with a
FULL VARIETY AND BEST QUAUTX
FRESH AND CURED MEATS ! !
Which will be sold at lowest rates, whole
sale and retail.
2"SpecIal attention given to supplying
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkjcton Street, Near Parker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OASTIKTG-S ,
Ofall DcscriptloiiH made to Order
at Short Notice .
A. D. "Wass, President.
J. (J. IICSTX.KK, Secretary,
I. V. Case, Treasurer.
M. R. KIPP,
PLUMBER AND GAS FITTER.
Water Pipes a Specialty.
A Full Stock of Material on Hand.
Personal attention given all orders, and
Shop and office on Cass street, one door
above Frank Fabre'a Restaurant, Astoria,
From and After
GOODS WILL BE SOLD
AAk ibVI db AicSiAd2iaHdkakK
Hay, Oats, ai Straw, Line. Met, Cement, Sand, aid Plaster
Wood Delirercil to Order.
nil: apply to Hie Captain, or to
THE NEW MODEL
SS1:i5g-5;srt KANtsi: cax'iie had in as-
f! -- il -H1 """ff i
Scirlli ains-iji-rE-5. .
A FTJIili STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
Tin, Sheet Iron, and Copper AVaro. A general assortment of Household Goods.
MAGEE STOVES ASI RASC3FS, THE BEST IS THE 3IABKET .
Plumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job woik dena in a workmanlike manner.
Plumbing, Gas Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly
w On Recsorable Tciii".
ChennmuH Street. Xext to C Ij. l'arker't Store, Ahtoila, Ovecoa.
LIVERPOOL TO PORTLAND!
Firth of Dornoch.
We shall place this fine iron
barton the beith at Liverpool for August
Portland or Astoria shippers can obtain
full particulars as to freight and insurance
rates by appllng to
MEYER. VILSON & CO., Portland,
or to WIIJSON. MEYER .-fc CO .
1" Brunswick St., Liverpool.
G. A. STINSON & CO..
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Ca-
and Court Streets.
Ship aud Cannery work. Ilonspthoeliisr.
Wagons mado aud repaired. Good wcn-k
LOEB & CO.
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
I37-A11 goods sold at San J?rancl3co Prices.
Opposite Parker House. Astoria, Oregon.
A Well Furnished Table
With tho best and cooked in a neat ami
wholesome way. can be found at Mis. (J. W.
Rucker's Private Hoarding House, over Eat
on & Carnahan's, next to Odd Fellows Build
ing. Terms; $5 aweek, $22.50 per month.
$1 a day.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE
stockholders of the I. X. I. Packing
Company that tin snnual meeting of said
company will be held at the company's of
fice in upper Astoria, Monday the 31st day
of August, l&r, atone (l) o'clock r. m. for
the purpose of electing a board of directors
fortlie ensuing year and transacting such
other business as may legally come before
By order of the President.
Upper Astoria, August IStu, 1S35. .
Annual Stock Holders7 Meeting.
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
Stock Holders of the O. F. L. & B asso
ciation will be held In Odd Fellows' Hall on
Monday, October 5th. at 2 o'clock r. m., pur
suant to adjournment this day.
Attest; A. J. MEGLER. Secy.
Astoria. August 2lth, 1S83.
i m "p.
Drajlnc. Teansln? nail Express Business.
fben P, Parker.Master.
or TOWING, FREIGHT or Gil Alt-
U. It. IMKIiyil.
"i 'II """ ""'
mm Ms, iin HAWM&
i AI1. AND EXAMINE IT. YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
K. U. II A WES Is also agent for the
Ml patent (Mil Stove
And other flrst-clasa Stoves.
Furnaco "Work. Stoaxn Iit
tinga. etc, a spccinlty-
Hardware ani Ship Clailerj
VAN DUSEN & CO.. '
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Viirnisli,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas.
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
5u Ints nml Oils. Groceries, etc.
Sol M Jewelry,
M Pin, Cklill, WilttB,
Pianos and Organs of ilic Best
nialcc at the J.owcst Prices.
The finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria.
CBAll goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER
Four Rooms, Centrally Located
SUITABLE FOR HOUSEKEEPING.
AITIA' AT ASTORIAN OFFICE.
Abstracts of Title.
milE UNDERSIGNED HAS COMPILED
X :i set of Abstract Books from the records
of Clatsop County and Is now prepared to
furnbli complete and correct Abstracts of
Title to any Real Estate in the Coanty, at
reasonable rater. aRTH0MS0N
Attotr.er at Law. Astoria. Oregon.
Office, Room 5, orer City Book Store.
B. B. Franklin,
MeMer aid CaMnet Maker,
NEXT TO THE ASTORIAN BUILDING.
py-All work tlone in a skillful manner on
short notice at reasonable rates.
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