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THCILSDAY OCTOBER i 18S3
TVA' SWIXG OF THE PENDULUM.
lx piping- times of pence the
English journals in a dearth of
editorial topics, talk about the
American administration of jus
tice, and complacently sneer at
our mistakes and shortcomings.
Robed with that species of igno
rance which includes itself, the
Briton .writes at random length in
a successful efTort to demonstrate
his own ignorance upon the subject
It is interesting to note how in
viting the British journalist makes
the retort "Physician, heal thyself."
Before looking across the sea our
trans-Atlantic friends might well
note their -t)wn administration of
justice. "With them the pendu
lum has swung through a mighty
arc. Old men live who remember
hearing their fathers tell when in
England there was the same price
on the head of a Roman Catholic
priest and the head of a wolf; it is
not so long ago that in England a
man was- Hanged for stealing a
sheep and a woman was hanged
for stealing ten shillings to save
her children from starving,
the husband and father having
been forced on board an English
man-of-war, by a press gang to
gain great glory for his beloved
country. .Men are still alive in
England "who can remember when
a man found guilty of picking
pockets was hanged, and a woman
who pilfered a bit of lace from a
shop counter was legally choked
to death. "
Of late years English "justice"
has been curiously modified. Now
a man in England can stamp his
wife to death and get off with two
weeks in jail. He can cut his boy
or girl to pieces with a whip and
pay ten shillings for the privilege.
The thirst for blood seems just
' as fierce in the country where
dwell the carping critics on "an
' American administration of jus-
0 tice." but iudfres and iuries have
Last August, in a house in Step
ney, one Edward Cormack beat
his daughter, a girl of eleven
years, till she became insensible.
A police officer passing, and hear
ing the sound of blows and moans,
arrested the father, while the child,
a mass oi bruises and cuts, was
takcR to the hospital. The stern
and implacable spirit of English
justice was satisfied with an admo
nition from the judge that Cor
mack must better his behavior,
while the daughter was returned
to her father's tender care. About
the same time, at Liverpool, an
emancipated convict, out on tick-et-of-leave,
after beating his child
with a belt, pleaded that he did so
because he did. not wish the boy
to follow his own bad example.
This touching parental solicitude
so melted the magistrate's heart
that the convict,-who in whipping
the old Adam out of his son had
nearly whipped tin life out also,
escaped with a small fine. Win.
Atkinson, an inmate of the Scar
borough woik)iouse, and a man
called Garnett, were arre.sted last
July on a charge of ui:ml mghter.
Their crime-is unique in its exqui
site cruelty. It was their duty to
bathe the little boys of the insti
tution every Saturday night.
On July 25th, in the per
formance of this task, Atkinson
attempted to put David Dunhill, a
little boy of five into a tub of al
most boiling water. The little fel
low stepped in, then shrieking and
with scalded feet attempted to
crawl outj but Atkinson, zealot in
the cause oV cleanliness, grasped
the terrified and struggling boy
in an iron grip .and pressed him
back into the water. The next
day the poor little creature died
of the scalding.. Stacey, a boy
whom Garnett had bathed in
equally hot water, did not die, but
after a severe illness recovered.
And what was the sentence passed
on these" fiends? They were re
proved -and discharged! At Ald
ington, David Luker, a pauper,
aged twenty, was brought before
the magistrate for refusing to
pump seven hours daily. The
poor wretch feebly protested that
he was physically incapable of
such work, but his objections were
pooh-poohed by the inflexible
judge, who prescribed a month's
imprisonment as the best way to
break his proud spirit. John
Reeves, a 3'oung man who brutally
beat and kicked two servant girls
at Croyden, after candidly confess
ing that he was "dead drunk" at
the time, was fined ten shillings
and costs, and dismissed. Thus,
in England, where, years ago a
man was hanged for picking a
pocket, and a woman for stealing
a penny bun, real criminals in this
year of our Lord, 18S5 are dis
charged with a reprimand or a
petty fine. Till some ol these va
garies of English "justice" are
forgotten our English critics can
best avoid disagreeable reminis
cences by remaining silent.
SUFFRAGE AND SUICIDE.
0i: of the latest arguments in
support of woman suffrage is the
alleged fact that woman does not
commit suicide and is therefore
superior to man. In a recent ad
dress Mrs. Livermoresaid; "When
men become embarrassed, they
put the pistol to their temple or
heart and wind up their existence.
That is not the case with women.
When they find themselves beyond
their depth, they swim out until
they find firm footing again' The
inference is of course that wo
men are more courageous than
men; and the conclusion that they
are at least as well fitted to vote.
Why this conclusion follows
would not be clear even if the
inference were unavoidable,
is by no means settled that
more courageous men make
best voters; and it cannot, there
fore, be regarded as settled that
woman has a claim to the ballot
by reason of her superior courage.
Moreover the facts, as btated
do not quite justify the inference
that woman is more courageous
than man. The utmost that can
be said is that if a woman does
not commit suicide where a man
would, it is because she has a
greater power of enduring suffer
ing, Which is probably true. A
c'nic might say, perhaps, that she
has a stronger love of life than
man, or that the shame and dis
grace which man seeks to escape
by self-destruction have fewer
terrors for woman. This would
not be true but it is quite as justi
fiable an inference from the facts,
as Mrs. Livermore states them, as
the inference that woman is more
courageous than man, and, there
fore quite as well entitled as he to
But the most serious objection
to Mrs Livermore's statement is
that it is not true. When women
find themselves "beyond their
depth" they do not "swim out un
til they find a firm footing again."
They commit suicide just the
same as men do though not so nu
merously. The telegraph reports
almost daily some case of feminine
suicide; and statistics, some of
which are noted in another column,
show that they are constantly oc
curring. During the nine months
ending November 30, 18S4, there
were 3W reported suicides of
women in the United States.
And though the number of male
suicides was more than twice as
large in the same period, when al
lowance is made for the suicides
due to business troubles and causes
especially affecting men, the dis
proportion ceases to be very great.
In any erent the occurrence of
feminine suicide at the rate of
nearly 500 per annum is fatal to
the "swimming out" theory, and
all the inferences drawn therefrom.
There are arguments enough in
support of woman's right to and
fitness for the ballot, without re
sorting to those which have no
basis in fact.
MRS. E. C. IIOLDEN HAS A FEW NICE
ly furnished rooms to rent at fire dol
lars per month and upward, and by the week
or night. Enquire corner Main and Jeffer
WJE WART TO KEPKE8EXT
As Sole Agent? in Xcw York,
A Packer of First Quality Salmon.
Full Partleilar Thronifh Correspondence.
Mfrs. ami Pkre. Apts., 161 Duane St., X. Y.
I AM AUTHORIZED TO
THE COPARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE
existing between F. E. Shuteand M. II.
Partridge under the Ann name of Sbute &
rartndgefs tins day dissolved bv mutual
consent. M. H. Partridge retiring from the
firm. The business will be hereafter con
ducted under the name of Shutc & Co., who
win pay ai. mils ami collect all indebted
nessnf theold firm.
1. E. SHUTE.
Astoria, October 21st, ltV.
Notice of Application.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned intends to apply to the
common council of the city of Astoria at its
next regular meeting, for a license to sell
wine, malt and .spirituous liquors in le.ss
quantities than one quart, for a period of
one year in the building .situated on lot I,
block 11. McClurcVi Astoria.
Astoria, October 21st, 18S3.
NOTICE IS HEREBY CIVEXTHATTHE
annual meeting of the Stockholders of
the West Coast Packing Co. will be held at
the company's office on Fridav. October Std.
lhXJ.nta A. M.. to elect officers for the en
suing year and for the tJausactlou of such
other business as may come before the
meeting. B order of the President.
S. E .MOKTOX.
Notice of Application.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THATTIIE
undersigned, will apply to the common
council of the city of Astoria, at its next reg
ular meeting for a liceuse to sell wine, malt
and spirituous liquors in less quantities
than one quart, for a period of one year
in the building situated on lot 7, block 7,
Astoria, October loth, ifciv.
milE UNDERSIGNED HAVING BEEN
A appointed administrator of the estate
of John Amundsen, deceased, notice is here
by given that all persons liming claims
against the said estate shall present the
same with proper vouchers, within mx
mouths from this date, at the office of F. I).
"Winton m the city of Astoria, Clatsop eoiui
OLUF W. PEDEltSON.
October 17lh, 1S. d4w
Fishing Boat Race. Saturday. Oc
Xot less than six boats to content.
The boats competing will Mart in line
abreast of Wilson & iher's dock at the
word "go" and pinsltot. The course will be
run as advertlsedin last week's astokian.
The lirst boat to pass the stake after goinj;
over the course ill w in the prize regardless
The first prize will consist of a new coin
silver "Walthaiii watch and chain given bj
ivaw MVTnwf irrpminvir a T nmc
and waranted by (Justav Hansen: value SC.
Also a prize purse of 25. The
entrance money will go to second boat,
less expenses of advertising. The judges
win ue appoiuteu nv tue captains oi tne
boats competing. The entrance fee will be
2 for each boat. All entrances to be made
with Justus Edwards at tne .telephone sa
loon, on or before Thursday, October 22nd.
it 8 r. m. watch and chain now on cunoi-
liou at the Telephone Saloon.
Due notice will be given of tune of starting
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE
of Oregon, for the county of Clatsop.
Iu the matter of the estate of II. it. liruhn.
To the next of kin of II. R. Bruhu. de
ceased, and to whom it may concern, greet
ing. in the name of the state of Oregon, you
are hereby cited and required to appear in
the County Court of the Mate of Oregon, for
the county of Clatsop, at the court room
tuercot, at Astoria in tne county of Clatsop
on "Wednesday the eighteenth day of NTo-
ember. 1833. at one o'clock in the afternoon
of that day, then and there to show cause
wny (ii any) an order oi sale Miould not be
made to sell the following real estate, to-w it :
commencing at a stake at ordinary low fde
on the east bank of Necanicum creek in the
center of (rimes' bruize on the ranch of one
J. T. Mulkey in Clatsop county. Orejron. and
thence running east ten and one half now)
rods to the center of the present county
road thence north along the center or said
county road two hundred (200) feet to a
.stake in the center of said eouutv road
thenco west ten and one half f lo;i rods to a
stake on the bank of said N'ecantcum creek
tnence south along the east bank of said
Necanicum creek to the place or beginning.
In Sec 21. TO N. R 10 W. and containinir
34,600 square feet.
Judge of the County Court of the
state of Oregon, for the county of
c s. Clatsop with the seal of said court
affixed, this seventeenth day of
October. A. D. 18?5.
Attest : C. J. TREN'CHARI), Clerk.
Dollar a Day Hotel in the North West
Mrs. Sophia Daggett, Proprietor.
Paid to the Comfort of Guests.
Corner Olney and Jefferson Streets,
RATES, ONE DOLLAR A DAY.
2." a kegs.
Duck Shooting..... .............. 14.00
Sea Shooting . " 7.00
Ritle, Kg to .1 Kg. Z. ?!oo
25 Pound Bags 2.00
Pink Edge, No. 10 M $ 1.50
Black Edge, No. 10 35
A. G. SPEXARTH, Astoria.'
TAKE NOTICE ALf, WHOM THIS MAY
concern, that I the undersigned have
and do claim the NV J of section 28, town
ship 8 N, range 8 W, 1C0 acres. I request all
parties not to trespass on the above men
tioned land or its effects, as I have given
sufficient proofs of mv rights through the
United States Land Office in "Washington
City. Districl of Columbia,
d-w JOHN ROGERS.
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Salem Flouring Mills,
Portland Roller Mills,
Capital Flour and
ASTOUJ A. OREGON.
Having Consolidated 3Iy Business with the
Astoria Furniture Co
I now O.Ter the I are-t and Mot Complete A'sortment of
Fine and Plain Furniture. Bedding. Carpets. Oil Cloth.
Window ShadesPictures, Moulding, etc.,
At Portland Prices, ana Iin'itea Call of Everybody in "Want of Goods iu My
Line. Guaranteeing Satisfaction in Every Respect.
VISIT.NG CARDS. - -
A Iirge Stock of
w ,. .
PTXE VISITING OAKDS,.
of Every (trade
TO BE S()I.I FOK CASH.
a-r tul- Ac-rteuAM r,cTrritr
- 1 nb oivnin urrivu.
HEADODARTERS FOE SCHOOL BOOKS,
And School Supplies at
Books Sold Positively
LOWER THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE.
AGENCY FOR EXCHANGE AND INTRODUCTION OF HEW BOOKS
To Be Used, at Prices Established by the
STATE SCHOOL BOARD.
A. V. AllenNorth Pacific
Wliolexik :md Ki't.ul DtvuYr iu
Glass and Plated Ware,
TUOriCAl. AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGErABLES.
Holden's Auction Rooms
r Established January 1st, 1S77.
E. C. H0LDEN,
Ileal Estate and General Auctioneer
and Commission merchant,
CliPiiuinus Street. - Astoria, Oregon.
Auction sale of Sundries every Saturday,
at 10 :00 a. 31., at my Auction Kooms.
Will conduct Auction Sales of Ileal Estate,
Cattle, and Fanning Stock wherever de
sired. Cash Kctnrns Trontptly made after Sales.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Commissioner of Deeds for Washington
Agent for Daily and Weekly Orcaonian.
THE OREGON SHORT LINE.
1 1 TO 500 MILES THE SHORTEST; 12 TO 48 HOURS THE QUICKEST.
CHICAGO, BOSTON, NEW YORK,
And All Points East.
Rates $8.:t0 to $10.2. flic Cheapest to
Council Bluffs, Omaha, Kansas City,
AND OTHER POINTS.
Pullman Palare and Emigrant Sleeping Cars hauled on Kxpre.ss
Trains Exclusively Avitliout Change.
t?iIfJi?li?.r9,!??I.,lR,evlst uri,c for Rates, Mars, Time Tables. (Snides and Full Information,
tlttt Or CIIARuL.
E.A.XOYES. W. 1 iiXllllUTSOS.
Agent. Astoria. Asst. Agt., Astoria.
General Agent, No. 1, Washington street, Portland, Oregon.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Benton Street, Nkak Paukeu House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork. Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. oa. js2?jE:KrG;-& ,
Of nil DcseriiitioiiH niidc to Order
at Short Xolice.
A. I). Wass. Pro-sidem.
.1. J. IlrsTi.Kts.Seerelary,
.1. W. C'asf, Treasurer.
E,. Lemon & Go.,
Stevedores and Risers,
PORTLAND and ASTORIA.
roKTLXni)!H(K- No. in North Front St.
j E MAETm.
Candies; Fruits. Foreign and
t Every Variety cf Fruit in Season.
j . S.mrmo.iu.-i Street.
Next Door to the Gem Saloon.
JOHN KOPP, - - - Proprietor.
! Patronize Home industry!
; V supply a
I GOOD A QUALITY OF BEER
I As Any in the Market,
I AT AS KKASOXAISIjK A IMCICK.
Tie Iril Pacific Brewery Beer
Is Pure and Unadulterated.
. It gives general Satisfaction and is Furn
ishea in (Quantities to Suit.
I.eave Orders With Wm. Bock, Oermauia
.-.iiuiiii, ur v. uni.s. r.vi:ox, next to foam
Daii Delivery in Any Part of the Citv.
Carnaiiaii & Co.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RKTAIL DEALERS IN
Corner Cheuamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
roceries Cheap for Cash !
JL 6I&3, 1. 6ct9 JL 621
I Ij. p.
H B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, ant Straw, Lie, Wl, Cement, Said and Plaster
Wood Delivered to Order. llrayini:. Teamlne and Kxjire h ltuslnen.
'rs&i L Mgl
TKU pi'ly ut Up Captain, orto
THE NEW MODEL
A TTTLL STOCK
JOHN - 3Vr0 3"TC3t-C3M:E!H."5r,
Tin,.Sluit Iron, ami Copper Ware. A general assortment of Household Goods.
3IAEE STOVES AIW KAft'GES. THE BEST IX THE MARKET.
Plumbing Koods or all klnd3 on hand. Job work done in a workmanlike manner.
Plumbing, Cas Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly
On Reasonable Term?.
Ciiciinuius Street. IW'ext to ii Iu Parker' Store. Astoria, Oregou.
1IOTKI.S AND KESTAIUIAXTS.
WM. AI.I.EX. 1'rnp'r.
First Class in Every Respect.
Free Coneli to the House.
Corner Third and KStrretM,
PORTLAND, - - - OREGON.
Our facilities are such that we defy
competition. This Is the lament
and most respectably kept
Hotel iu the Northwest.
Board and Lodging 3 1 .00 per day
MKALS.23 cents. I.ODGLVU.IT.and 50 cents
Free Buss to and from the House.
W.Vo Chinese Emil03'cil.""Si
K. l.eulston, (Late of Minnesota House)Iron,
O. CLARK. AGENT.
C. W. KXOWXK3.
u d. r.uowx.
St. Charles Hotel,
BROWN & KXOWLES - - Proprietors
First Class ix Eveky Respect,
Good Restaurant Connected with tliellone
Fire-proof llrick Bnildintr. ISO Rooms.
In the Center of the City.
Cor. Front and Morrison Sts., Portland. Or
I3 Hoivard St. Near Third,
A first-class Lodging Hotel, containing ISO
rooms ; water and gas In each room ; no bet
ter beds in the world ; no guest allowed to
use the linen once used by another; a large
reading room; hot and cold water; baths
free. Price of rooms Per n Ight. 50c and 75c ;
per week, from $2-upward. Open all night.
R. HUGHES, Proprietor.
At Market street Ferry, take Omnibus line
of .street cars to corner of Third and Howard.
In The Field Again!
J. G. ROSS
Having Purchased the Interest or the
IN THE PIONEER RESTAURANT,
"Would most respectfully inform his numer
ous friends In the city oi Astoria and sur
lounding country that he Is now ready to do
business again at his old stand.
Come and see me.
A Well Supplied Table, an d Clean
-None but "White Cooks Employed.-Wi
FINE BUSINESS OFFICE. CENTRAL
ly located. Apply at this Olflce.
Eben P. Parker,Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAU
11. IS. PAKKKK.
RANGE CAN T.E HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
H It. HAWES,
t'AI.I. AND EXAMINE IT. YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
K.K, HAWKS is also agent for the
Bnct latent CNtiur Stove
And other first-class Stoves.
Furnaoo 'Work. Stoam Fit
tings, oto.. a specialty.
AI.WAYS ON HAND.
Hard! are anil SM
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,
Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc.
Solid Bell Jewelry,
Scarf Pins, Chains, Watches,
Pianos and Organs or the Best
make at the lowest Price's.
The finest stock of Jewelry in Astoria.
E59""AU goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER
Astoria and Seaside
ED. JACKSON, - Proprietor.
The best Bread, Cakes and Pastry in the City
Ice Creams and Ornamental "Work
Manufacturer of Fine Candles.
TO PORTLAND AND RETURN
ON THE "TELEPHONE,"
(Lite Cutter with M. D. Kant.)
A Good Fit Guaranteed.
Shop opposite fiozorth & Joins.