The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899, October 24, 1885, Image 2

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ASTORIA. OREGON:
'SATURDAY
OCTOBERS. 1SS5
Fltl'ITLESS GIFTS OF RICH MEN.
Theri: has recently been dedi
cated at Garden City, on Long
Island, a cathedral, the gift of A.
T. .Stewart, which cost $2,000,000.
It is the most costly edifice for re
ligious worship in the country. It
is said that the Protestant Episco
pal bishop in whose diocese this ca
thedral -has been erected, has more
than once raised the question as to
what shall be done with it. It is
a proverb that you must not look
a gift horse in the mouth. But
one may look into the pore-he's of
the most costly cathedral in the
United States, and even inquire
as to its. real value. The cathe
dral is a foreign idea. It has
hardly been naturalized in this
coutry. It is associated with
wealth, aristocracy and civil gov
ernment, far removed from the
simplicity of Republican institu
tions. Stewart had long been known
as the most successful dry goods
merchant in this country. He had
thrift and perseverance, and was
known withal as a hard man, es
pecially to his employes. To
wards the close of his life this
successful dry goods merchant
wished to do something which
should associate .his name with
something besides dry goods and
sheeting. He planned a Woman's
Hotel. It was a complete failure.
He planned Garden City, buying
a tract of almost barren land on
Long Island, an hour's ride by
railroad from New York. He
began to build a city. The name
sun-frests what he would make of
DO
it a suburban garden spot. He
built houses for rent on what he
considered moderate terms. He
provided for a school and a col
lege there. What was to be his
crowning work was the building
of a cathedral there. That edifice
has been dedicated with impressive
ceremonies. But in all Garden
City, and the country within rea
sonable distance, there is not a
population inclined to cathedral
worship large enough to make a
respectable congregation. It is
a notable fact that the most suc
cessful merchant of his dav was
the most unsuccessful of men when
he undertook to distribute his
bounty.
There were at least four nota
ble failures. Although they did
not all occur in his lifetime, yet
the failures would have been just
as certain had he lived; viz., the
"Woman's Hotel," Garden City,
the school and college and lastly
the cathedral. Peter Cooper
made no failures in the distribu
tion of his bounty. A. T. Stewart
made a succession of failures.
The difference is a radical one.
Cooper knew how to get close to
the people. He was of them. He
had no aristocratic tendencies in
his nature. lie wanted to do
good to the t;reatebt number.
Stewart proposed to be helpful to
a few. The plan of Garden City
had some good feature;. But it
was essentially select and exclu
sive. The school and the cathe
dral were an evolution of the class
idea. The Woman's Hotel was
hedged in with so many conditions
that it finally became repugnant
to the very class he sought to ben
In short the richest and most
successful merchant in the country
spent the later years of his life in
planning ways for the distribution
of a considerable part of his
wealth, and all his plans turned
outiailures. Save in. the one in
stance of the Woman's Hotel, he
planned for well-to-do classes.
They did not need his "patron
age."- His plans were sentiment
al, grandiose, and just the opposite
all along of those cherished and
executed by Peter Cooper. The
former was thinking all the while
of his own monument. The emp
ty crypt in the cathedral at Gar
den City does not even now re
ceive the bones of Stewart. Peo
ple do not flock to Garden City.
The poor are not wanted. The
prosperous prefer to go elsewhere
and build for themselves. There
is a providence which works un
seen to defeat sentimental and
grandiose plans of founding and
building up institutions. It is
not given to any one man to build
a city nor to found a great uni
versity. It needs a community of
hands, heads and gifts.
Girard founded a college for
orphans. It was not quite a fail
ure. But it has required a lavish
expenditure of money to educate
a few boys. The great university
of Pennsylvania, with an expend
iture not so great, educates ten
pupils and much bctte r for
every one educated at Girard
College. When a ri ch man under
takes to build a church he gener
ally makes a failure of it. The
edifice may be a good one, but
the congregation which the great
"middle class" furnishes, will not
be found in his church. Even the.
state, representing a political unit,
docs not always succeed so well in
founding universities, as an aggre
gation of individuals working vol
untarily, quite independent of all
state control. J here arc wise
founders and unwise ones. Cooper
and Stewart are striking instances
of each class. From the day Stewart
began to work for the establish
ment of his institutions, there was
providence at work to disestablish
them. He had a horror of waste.
He had gathered cautiously by at
tention to many details. It was
a fortunate circumstance that he
did not live to see the waste re
sulting from plans which had
essentially c ome to naught. Johns
Hopkins, the Quaker, left several
millions for educational and hos
pital purposes. He left the shap
ing of institutions very much to
others. The school for which he
provided took the shape of a uni
versity. But beyond that was
the maornificent nrovision for a
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hospital, where every possible al
leviation for the ills that afflict
humanity are to be applied.
There was no sentiment about his
gifts, and no monument building.
Johns Hopkins university to-day
has no magnificent structures.
The spirit of the Quaker humani
tarian would have been disturbed
by the thought that a dollar of his
gifts should go into any monu
mental buildings.
There never have been greater
opportunities for the employment
of wealth for the building up of
educational institutions than are
now presented in this comparative
ly new country. The mistakes
here and there may serve as bea
cons to indicate dangers which are
nearly as great as the opportunities.
New communities are poor. They
cannot command large means for
tke establishment of institutions.
Peter Cooper saw that in the great
city of New York there was a
grand opportunity to help a mul
titude of young persons to a
knowledge of skilled industries.
There are thousands to-day to
bless his memory because of the
personal benefit which his founda
tion has been to them. If there
are not thousands to bless the
memory of A. T. Stewart, more
is the pity. The empty marble
cathedral is there.
A joint conference of the San
Francisco chamber of commerce,
board of trade and manufacturers1
association, with senators and con
gressmen of this state, was held
last Thursday. Resolutions were
adopted urging the California con
gressional delegation to bring the
following measures before cengress:
Distribution of subsidies among
American steamship companies be
tween this and foreign countries;
the Nicaragua canal scheme; dis
tribution of public money in Cali
fornia; holding of large tracts of
land by aliens; reciprocity treaty
with Mexico, and Pacific coast
defences. The meeting closed
with a resolution to have the Chi
nese restriction act amended, so as
to preclude all possibility of the
intent being defeated by the
Chinese.
Wilson & Fishe
Ship Chandlers,
HEAVY AND SHELF
HARDWARE
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BentoxStrfet, Ni:ai: Fakkkk nousK,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
IIKI.
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
LOGGERS' SUPPLIES.
PROVISIONS
miliTfeed
AGEXTo FOR
Salem Flouring Mills,
Portland Boiler Mills,
Capital Flour and
FAIRBANKS' SCALES.
A.STOK1 A. OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BOILER MAKERS.
LMDailiilEEffiffi
Boiler Work. Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. trnl lfcriitionH niiilc to Wider
at Short Xotlrr.
A. I). Wass. President.
.1. O. HusTi.KK.Srcretaty,
1. W.Oak, Treasurer.
.ions Fox.Siiperintendent.
. R. Lemon & Co.,
Stevedores and Riggers,
PORTLAND and ASTORIA.
Foi:ti.axi OrFicK No. 1G North Front St.
Groceries Cheap for Cash!
Tea. Tea, Tea,
CASE CASH
. E. L. P.
FRANK I. PARKER.
In this city October 23rd. 18ST, Nellie
Wcstcrncld, nReil 20 years.
Silver City, New, and Los Angelas
Ca!., papers please copy.
NEW TO-DAY.
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DF.AIEK IK
Hay, Oats, ii Straw, time, BM, Cement, Sand, and Plaster
AVr.o.1 Delivered to Onler. Prajint;, Teaming anil Express Business
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SPECIAL
Household Furniture.
OX ACCOUNT OF DEPARTURE.
On Tuesday. Oclober 27, 2 P. M.
IKSTirrCTED BY CAPT. R. E. HOWES,
I will sell at bus residence, opposite the
Congregational Church, a lot or Household
Furniture, consisting in part or Chairs, ta
bles, Bedsteads, Bed-Lounge. Black "Walnut
n.tunnn T.lli l-irlnr inil fVlflVinf Stnvi'S.
etc. Also, 3 Globed with Gold Fish and a lot
nt win nnusft Plants including a beautiful
Calla I.lllv In bloom : 3 Cords Sawed Wood.
ft V. HOLDEX,
Auctioneer.
IN NEW
Having Consolidated 3Iy Business with the
Astoria Furniture Co.,
I now offer the InrpeM and Most Complete A'srttri.t of
Fine and Plain Furniture, Bedding. Carpets. Oil Cloth.
Window Shades, Pictures, Moulding, etc.,
At Portland Prices, and Invite a Call of Everybody in "Want of Goods in My
Line, Guaranteeing Satisfaction in Every Respect.
tlggsssiaslSsi
n:u ..pj'ly 'nMu. Captain, orto
STKAIWEK
4
CLARA PARKER
Eben P. Purker.Master.
- - For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR-
II. 15. PARKER.
THE NEW MODEL
Special Auction!
ELEGANT
Home wmm
iti
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 10:30 A. M.
VSSJTIPiG CARDS.
A Lnre Sloek of
FINE VISTTIXtf CARDS,
Of Every Grade
TO BSOLO FOR CASH.
AT THE ASTORIAM OFFICE.
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HESIIaBORN. BBflBMl
and 'SwBI
J.
Candies;
E. MAETIS".
Fruits. Foreign
Domestic.
Every Var.ety of Fruit in Season.
j Siiuemmtua Street.
. ITpsil Door to the Gem Saloon.
HEADODARTEBS FOB SCHOOL BOOB,
Anil School Supplies at
Adler's B
B
Y DIRECTION OF C. W. KNOWLE3.
Eso.. I will dispose of the eleeant ana
well kept Household Furniture contained
in his late residence at Alderbrook. consist
ing in part of :
Paklok. 1 Handsomely Upholstered
Parlor Set. consiwtlnc of Sofa. "small Chairs
and 1! large Easy Clialrs. 1 Solid Black
Walnut Patent Itocker ; 1 Solid Cherry do. :
1 Fine Sewing Kocker; 1 Black Walnut
Folding Kocker ; 1 Elegant Marble Top Cen
ter Table; 1 very large and haudsome
French Plate Mirror; l Large Book Case; l
Swing Lamp, chrystal pendants ; 2 Black
Walnut Stands ; 1 Parlor Stove ; 30 yards
Body Brussels Carpet, elegant bonier, good
as new. Also,
ONE EXTRA FINE
I. and E. lischer Upright Grand Piano,
Worth New $300,
Drviva Room. l Black Walnut Exten
sion Table ; I Afternoon Tea Table ; 4 Hand
some B. "W. D. R. Chairs : 1 Round Table; l
Handsome What-not : 1 Swine Lamp, chrys
tal pendants ; Fine Cut Glass liomeis, wine
Giasses, etc ; Paintings and Engravings :
Heating Stove and 25 yards Body Brussels
Carpet.
Bed Room Fuukituhe. 1 Solid Black
Walnut Marble Top Suit ; 1 Ash ditto ; 2
Easy Chairs: 2 Rugs: 1 Chest of Drawers:
Spring Mattresses ; Window Shades ; Pict
ures ; 2 Patent Nickel Lamps and yards
Body Brussels Carpet.
Hall. l Black "Walnut Hatrack and Um
brella Stand: 1 Hall Lamp and Brussels
Carpet ou floor.
Kitchen. 1 Medallion Range with Hot
Water Pipes and Boiler Attatchment. and
Furniture Comnlete : 1 Patent Kitchen
Table ; 1 Kitchen Safe ; 1 Refrigerator : Lot
of Sundries. 1 Baby Carriage.
ALSO
At Close of the Above Sale,
Books Sold Positively
LOWER THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE.
ACEHCY FOR EXCHANGE AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW BOOKS
To Br Used, nt Prices Established by iw
STATE SCHOOL BOARD.
AT" A-DT.T'S BOOK S"3?C33ES.3ES-
J
A FULI. STOCK
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
& B. HAWE9,
AGENT
PAl.L AND EXAMINE IT. YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
K.K. II AWES Is also agent for the
Ml patent Cooiii StOTe
And other first-class Stoves.
Furnaoo "Work. Steam Fit
tings, etc, a specialty
ALWAYS ON HAND.
TO
3sr .A..
y,
MOISTTG-OMB
DEALER iy
Tin, Sheet Iron, and Copper Ware. A general assortment of Household Goods.
AOEXT FOR
JIAOEE STOVES AKI RANGES, THE BEST EX THE MARKET.
Plumbing goods or all kinds on hand. Job work done In a workmanlike manner.
Plumbing, Cas Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly
On Reasonable Teims.
CbcnnmiH Street. Xext to 1. Parker'8 Store. Astoria. Oregoa.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
HOUSE.
A. V.
S1?i North Pacific
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
QrooerisSs
BREWERY,
, JOHN KOPP, - - - Proprietor.
FMvisi$n&
'5
MILL FEED.
Patronize Home Industry!
We supply as
GOOD A QUALITY OF BEER
As Any in the Market,
AS KKASOXABIjI: a imjick.
ni i rt I irif
li ass anu r aieo ware, a:
TROPICAL AM) DOMESTIC I
FRUITS AMD VEGETABLES. iMOfillMflcBlSIIiryte
Together v.ith
Wines, LiquorsJobacmGigars
W.1I. AI.T.KA. ITop'r.
first Class in Every Respect.
Free Coach to the House.
INTERNATIONAL HOTEL
Corner Thiril anil KStrcctH,
PORTLAND, - - - OREGON.
Our facilities are such that v.e defy
competition. This is the largest
anil most respectably kept
Hotel in the Northwest.
Hartae ani Ship CWlerj
VAN DUSEN & CO..
DSALBB3-IK
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Lard Oil,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Agricultural Implements
Sewing Machines,
Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc.
Board and Lodging S 1 .00 per day
MEALS.2.1 cents. LODGIKG.Sand Mcents
Free Buss to and from the House.
INSTRUCTED BY X. II. WBIIBER, KSfJ.
I will sell at his residence ;
The Journal defit. J'eUf-sburf,
commenting on the Roumelian
question says: "Prince Alexander
appears to ignore the fact that his
submission to the powers is a duty
created by the treaty of Berlin!
and sees no intention on the part
of Bulgaria to return to a status
quo." It regrets the action of Ser
via and Greece in ordering for
midable armaments and declares
that Russia, more than any other
power, must prevent fratricidal
contest in the Balkans. ihe
Journal is most pronounced in its
denunciations of Bulgaria for hav
ing brought about the present
state of affairs and says the powers
are unanimous in their desire to
restore the status quo, and al
though such action is bristling
with obstacles and pitfalls, this
unanimity justified the Kope of
success.
LOT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,
AND EFFECTS.
2 3111k Coirs; 5 dez. FowIb and .J
dor. Tame Ducks and lot
of Sundries
All Sold on Account of Departure.
E. c. noxiKX.
Auctioneer.
Holders Auction Rooms
Established January 1st, 1877.
E. C. HOLBEN.
Ileal Estate ami General Auctioneer
and Commission Wlerchant,
Chenamus Street, - Astoria, Oregon.
Auction sale of Sundries every Saturday,
at 10 W A. at., at my Auction Rooms.
Will conduct Auction Sales of Real Estate,
Cattle, and Farming Stock wherever de
sired. Cash Returns Tromptly made after Sale.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Commissioner or Deeds for Washington
Territory.
Agent for Dally and Weekly Orcaonian.
Is Pure and Unadulterated.
It gives general Satisfaction and is Furn
Mieti in Quantities to Suit.
Leave Orders With Wm. Bock. Germauia
Saloon, or Ciuns. Evkssox, next to Foard
& Stokes.
Daily Delivery in Any Part of the City.
Carnaiian & Co.
SUCCESSORS TO
W. CASE,
T
X.
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RKTA1L DEALERS IN
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jsui;
''orner Chenatnus and Cas3 streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
i3-.o Chinese Employcd.-a
E. Lenl&ton, (Late of Minnesota IIouse)Prop.
O. CLARK, AGENT.
C. Y. KNOWLES.
L. D. RROWX.
St. Charles Hotel,
(European Plan.)
BROWN & KN0W7.ES - - Proprietors
First Class ix Every Respect.
Good Restaurant Connected with the House
Fire-proof Brick Bailding. ISO Rooms.
In the Center of the City.
Cor. Front and Morrison Sts.. Portland. Or
Special Auction.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2 P. H.
Instructed by Mr. J. A. McCrca I will sell
on the premises all the well kept furniture of
THE ROSGOE RESTAURANT
Consisting In part of 3 doz. D. R. Chairs ; l
doz. Restauraut Tables : 10 Rosers Bros.'
Silver-plated Castors ; fl doz. Knives, silver
plated Forks, Table and Tea Spoons : A tine
assortment of Jtestauraut Crockery and
Glassware, and Table Linen ; Lace Curtains
and patent Window Shades ; Black Walnut
Hat Racks ; 1 Mirror ; 1 Eight-day Clock :
Oil Chromos and Engravings : 3 patent Coal
Oil Lamps; Sideboard; Shelving and Coun
ter with Alarm Till. Also, No. 8 Cooking
Stove, with Hot Water Apparatus attached,
and Cookimr Furniture : an assortment of
Oyster Cooking Utensils; Cleavers, Butcher
Knives, Meat saw. etc. ; urocenes, rickies,
Crackers, etc. Also, One Street Lamp, and
about 2 cords of Sawed Wood, and lot of
Sundries.
R. C. HOLDEN,
Auctioneer.
THE OREGON SHORT LINE.
11 TO 500 MILES THE SHORTEST: 12 TO 48 HOURS THE QUICKEST.
TO
CHICAGO, BOSTON, NEW YORK,
And All Points East.
Kates SS.UO to SI 0.2:; tin Cheapest to
Council Bluffs, Omaha, Kansas City,
AND OTHER POINTS.
Pulliuau Palnce and Kniisraiit Nlceplnr Cars hauled en Express
Trains Exclusively wltliont Change.
If vou are goinc east write for Rates. Mars, Time Tables, Guide and Full Information.
FREE OF CHARGE.
E.A.XOYES. Y. I. CARRETSOX.
Agent, Astoria. Asst. Agt., Astoria.
B. CAMPBELX..
General Agent, No, 1, Washington street, Portland, Oregon.
ST, BAVINS,
7I3 Howard St. 3Iear Third. San
JPranclsco.
A first-class Lodging Hotel, containing 190
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 nlght,o0c 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.
ASTOR HOUSE.
BEST
Dollar a Day Hotel in the North West
Mrs. Sophia Daggett, Proprietor.
Special Attention
Paid to the Comfort of Guests.
Corner Olney and Jefferson Streets,
ASTORIA, OREGON.
RATES, ONE DOLLAR A DAY.
To Rent.
NESS OFFI
Apply at this Office.
A FINE BUSINESS OFFICE. CENTRAL-
xa. ly located.
Mi GoliJei elry,
Star! Pin, Mis, f Jtiiu,
Pianos and Orsans or tke Best
make at tke lowest Prices.
The finest stock of Jewelry in Astoria.
S-All goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER
Astoria and Seaside
BAKERIES,
ED. JACKSON. - Proprietor.
The best Bread, Cakes and rastry In the City
Ice Creams and Ornamental "Work
to order
Manufacturer of Fine Candles.
EXCURSION TICKETS!
FROM ASTORIA
TO PORTLAND AND RETURN
For $2.50,
ON THE "TELEPHONE,"
TH0S. MAIRS,
(Late Cutter with M.D. Kant.)
FasMonaWe
Tailor
A Good Fit Guaranteed.
CHAKGES MODERATE.
Shop opposite Bozorth & Jokns.