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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER Hi. 1SS5
-!.Tujge' Dawne, of Alaska,
was in Montreal last Saturday.
He is supposed to have taken
passage at Halifax for England.
A detective is on his track.
Vaxdekbilt's physician says
the millionaire died of overwork?
Poor fellow! all he got was his
board and clothes, just like any of
uj. Shrouds have no poekets.
The present . English cabinet
has unanimously -refused to re
ceive or make overtures for an
alliance with the Parnellites. This
makes it a deferred matter and
calls for a continuance on Parnell's
part of the policy that has made
possible his present success.
Miss Alice Fletcher, the stu
dent of Indian household customs,
says that among the Sioux, -when
one family borrows a kettle from
another, it is expected that when
the kettle is returned a small por
tion of the food that has been
cooked in it will be left in the bot
tom. The language has a par
ticular word to designate this rem
nant. "Should this custom be
disregarded by any one, that
person should never be able to
borrow again, as the owner must
always know what was cooked in
her kettle." A white woman, on
one occasion, returned a scoured
kettle, intending to leach a lesson
in cleanliness; but her act became
the talk of the camp as a fresh ex
ample of the meanness of the
The Philadelphia lress of the
14th suggests that the discussion
of the Chinese question, which
the united Pacific coast delegation
will press upon congress, be ac
companied by an inquiry regarding
the desirability of the United
States continuing its present
liberal policy towards immigrants
of all nations. It is stated that
20,000,000 of acres of public lands
available for settlement remain
undisposed of in Dakota. In four
or five 3'ears this remnant "will be
absorbed. While there are claimed
to be special objections against
Chinese immigrants awhich do
not weigh against those of other
nntinnf1irTp". "r. will Vw wrll if nn
n- . . ! , ,, f , ,
efiort to exclude the former leads
to serious consideration of the
whole subject of immigration,
Gen. Newton, chief engineer
of the United States army, super
intending the work at Hell Gate,
says: "The importance of the sug
gestions recently made by Tilden,
regarding the present need of
harbor defenses on the Atlantic
and Pacific coasts can not be over
estimated. As I have before said,
persons are greatly in error who
imagine that by diplomatic de
lays war" may be aoided until
proper preparations for defenses
can be made. The modern system
is to make war sudden, sharp and
decisive, and to make the 1p alen
party pay the expenses. Our
important posts should be protect
ed by guns of the greatest power,
mounted on reversible turrets and
steel armored casemated batteries.
The monster guns now made can
pierce an iron-clad two miles dis
tant. The destructive power of
guns is increasing beyond the
buoyant power of ships, so that
vessels can no longer carry armor
upon thefn sufficient to resist pen
etration. "Wo have the advantage
on landj that we can make our,
batteries of whatever material
constructed, sufficiently thick to
resist the most powerful guns that
can be built. If the weight of
guns progresses in the near
future as much as in the past, we
will be using guns on land
which cannot be utilized on board
ship. It will take ten to twelve
years to put our coast in an ade
quate state of defense." The gen
eral thinks our harbor mines and
torpedo system entirely inadequate
against recent improvements in
the art of cduutermining and re
sisting and'removing torpedoes.
The term "visionary" has come
to be a synonym for impracticable
schemes. The "visionary" man is
one whose dreams are not realized.
Yet the world could not easily dis
pense with the men and women
who dream dreams and see visions.
No one is more necessary to the
so-called practical man than the
idealist. Those who hastily and
flippantly disparage, the idealist
forget that the greatest practical
achievements of the age first ex
isted only as dreams. The loco
motive, the steamboat, the tele
graph, the telephone, were once
intangible dreams. They were
seen in visions before they could
be embodied in realities. What
more imposing triumph of me
chanical skill than the Brooklyn
bridge? Yet it was while cross
ing in a ferry-boat that the great
engineer saw an image of that
bridge swinging in the air. It is
not in having visions that the
error lies, for the man who has not
intellectual and moral vision goes
through life as blind as a mole.
The difficulty with many visionary
men is that they have not energy
or faith or skill enough to realize
their own dreams. It is in com"
paratively few men that we meet
that union of imaginative power,
practical sagacity, and personal
force that makes them capable of
incarnating their own visions.
Of all the plans for regulating
the succession to the presidency
in the case of the death, resigna
tion or inabilit' of the persons
designated by the constitution,
that of Senator Hoar seems most
to commend itself to conservative
citizens. His bill, which was
passed by the senate last year, but
which was not voted on by the
house, vests the succession in .such
members of the president's cabinet
as are eligible to the presidential
office under the constitution, be
ginning with the secretary of state.
The chief merit of the bill is that
it provides a number of successors
in accord with the general policy
of the head of the administration,
thus minimizfng, as far a possi
ble, possible political dangers
growing out of physical accident.
The act of 1702, by which the suc
cession is regulated at present,
provides only two successors in
case of the death of the president
:ind vice-president, viz.: the pres-
ident of the senate and speaker of
, uie nouse, ana more may
occur cases when neither
of these officers is in existence.
The Hoar bill, on the other hand,
provides seven possible successors,
whose places generally speaking,
are always filled. The interests
of public tranquility wili undoubt
edly bo better subserved by the
Hoar bill than by the act of 1792.
Under that act cases may occur,
as for instance in the present con
juncture, when the death of the
president and that of his probable
successor would in each case in
volve temporary changes of polit
ical control in the executive office,
while under tho Hoar bill such a
change would be under ordinary
circumstances an utter impossibil
ity. There should be no difficulty
in securing tho passage of Senator
Hoar's bill early in the present
session of congress. It passed in
the senate last year, and there
should be no opposition to it on
the part of the majority in the
house this year.
Closing Out Sale!
On Account of Sickness in Family
I WILL CLOSE OUT
MY ENTIRE STOCK
MILLINERY AND FAKCY GOODS
Come and Secure CHEAP GOODS1
Mrs. A. MALCOLM.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Rvo!vrs and Cartridge.
CORNIR MAIN AND OKENAHUS STS.
MUSICAL AND LITERARY
EXTJERTA1 531 EST I
AKn the Far Taiiicil ami Celebrated
Mrs. JABLEY'S WAXWORKS
Never before seen in Astoria!
Will be Gi en ami Exhibited at
ODD FELLOW'S HALL
Friday, Pec. 18, at S o'clock,
For the Benefit of Y. M. C. A.
Tickets Fifty Cets: Tor -ale at City
A DOLL FESTIVAL!
SATURDAY, DKL'tIRCK 10, 1SS5
In tho nc" building comer Fquemoqim
and Main streets, opposite
By the Ladies of Grace Church.
Of all Sires and Qualities and with all Vari
eties or loiiets. Also
A Christmas Tree!
AT ROSS' OPERA HOUSE
JANUARY 1st. 1886,
BY GUSHING POST CORNET BAND.
Concert From S to 9 O'claelt.
DA.VCIXG BEGINS at O O'CLOCK
Nicely Furnished Rooms,
WITH OR WITHOUT IiOAHD. AT
llri. S. T. McKcan's, Cufi -treot, three
doors out1i of Asioriax office.
Finest Selection f
Jewslry ia Solid Goli aua Silver.
Most Suitable Holiday Presents!
Offered at Very Low rigures.
i-The Onalllj or Evcrj Article Gu&r&nteitl.
Astoria Wood Yard,
Near Trulllnser's Mill.
niRD MB SOFT WOOD!
Having just put In a
First Class Sawing Machine.
We can furnish
Sawed VYood Very Reasonable!
We sell a CORD and tlcHvcraCORD!
PEANK L. PAEKER,
And I.S. GRAGG, ... Agents.
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MrlnojiASHAitm, among the format of
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WalteuBksant. one of tho most rapldlv
riiinc of Emrdsh nevelists: urauhlc illustra
tions of unuual interest to readr rs in all sec
tions oi tho country; entertaining short
stories, mostly i'lustrated, by the best writ
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Address HARPER : BROTHERS. New York
THE STOCKHOLDERS OP THE PACIFIC
Union Packing Co. are hereby notified
thtt the regular annual mcotingof said com
pany will be held at the company's office lu
Astoria. Oregon, on the 22ad day of Decem
ber, 1S85, at one o'clock p. ar.. for the pur
pose of electing a board of Directors for the
ensuing year and the transacting of such
other business as may come Derore,tne meet
ing. By order of the President.
J. R. GILSTRAP,
Astoria, Or., Dec. I2tn, HS5. "
Come and See Us,
Awaits Torn Inspection.
Fancy Goods, etc.
At Price that will Astozlsh yen.
You will flat! Jt to yuar nrtvaniaj-c
To Pay Us a Visit.
GRIFF1H" & REEB.
Astoria, Furniture Co.,
I now oP.er lu I airtt aud 31 t Coiuplrte Assortment oi
Fine and Piain Furniture, Bedding, Carpets, Oil Cloth,
Window Shades, Picturer5 moulding-, etc.,
At Portland Priceo. and Invltea Call o Everybody in "Want of Goods in My
Line, Guaranteeing Satisfaction in Every Respect-
... r-. - G-BOOERS
mn nn, mm, varas,
1-in.uns autl Orjrnits or (he Rest
tos autl Orjjnits or (he Rest
p finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria.
J"SAU goods -Vhrmntcd as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER
Astoria and Seaside
ED. JACKSON. - Proprietor,
The hest Rread, cakes and p.nviiy in tho city
Ice Creamn and Ornamental "Work I
Manufacturer of Fine Candies
After Three Weeks of Hard Labor!
9 A " Tm.
Has Got the
TI1E ICpmAfc ABE
Can See ISIIi? ,,D ,.,, -iHj
TO CALL THIS WEEK
Grand, Exhibition Every Evening.
Carl Adler's Crystal Palace.
JOHN EOPP, . . - Proprietor.
(Patronize Home Industry!
We .supply &.
!G00B A QUALITY -OF BEER
A-. Any In tho Market.
'AT .. J!3:ASfKtABIir..A 1-KICE.
TIis jYqfiIi Pao flc Brewery Beer
J 13 Furs aud Unadulterated.
It gtiest-eneral Satisfaction, and Is Furn
hheu In Quantities to Suit.
j Leave Orders With W.M. Bock, Cermania
cuoon. or uiikis. tYE.NSOX, next to Foard
I.Iy Dflnervin An Part of the Citv.
My Husinos?- with tho
And Dealers in
I " Jl Tl Tl P PIT Q 11 1" "jl 1 1 QO I
L$ liiliiOI J U ILJ jJilUU i
Special Attention Civento Filling
A FULL LlftiE CARRIED
And Supples furnished at Satis
Purchases delivered in any part of the city,
Office and "Warehouse
j In Hume's New Building on Water Street.
I P.O. Box 11
Telephone No. S:.
OK EG OX
Most of His
roceries Cheap for Gash
Tea, Tea, Tea.
F. L. P.
Hw Bi PARKER-
Hay, Oats, anil Straw, Lime, Met. Cement, Sand and Plaster
. Wood Dell-ered to Order. Urajln.c, Tes-nlnj and Express BaiLtiM.
IKK ;',ipl5 ty ?ho Captain, or to
-TOZHZZKT j&.m MOKTT&OMHRT,
Tin, Sheet Iron, and Copper Ware. A general assortment of Household Goods.
3IAGr.C STOVES AR1) P.OES, THE BESTIXTHEMABKET.
Plumbing goods of all klnd-t mi hind. Job work done In a worltnianuka manner. '
Plumbing, Cao Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly
On Reasonable Teim.
ChenaxaHS1 Street, Next to O L Parker's Stare. Astei-Ia. Oresa.
he New York
We have now on Exhibition
THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF
HOLIDAY GOODS and NOVELTIES
Ever offered to the People of Astoria.
The Public are Cordially invited to Call and Examine bur Carefully Selected
Stock. Comprising articles for Old and l'oun alike and within tho reach of all.
Heretofore Wc have Always
Led in Making Prices for Our Competitors,
And now We Propose to
Lead Where ley Cannot Follow!!
As Aiivthins nnd Everything will bo offered nt The lowest
Possible lAring rflargin of Profit.
NEW YORK NOVELTY STORE,
Opposite the Parker House. Main Street, Astoria, Oregon.
United States Restaurant
On Main street is now open, and
AT Q2TCB T4EZS TSS
la every particular
It la tad
Finest fitted up
Best in the city
He cannot be beat
on tne coasr.
PATS GASH, THAT SETTLES IT!
Eben P. Parker,Master
For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR-
M. B. PARKF.K.
On. short notice
Buys by the