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FRIDAY....!!..".! MARCH 3. J8sG
THE PASSING OF A GENERATION.
Beginning with the canvass of
185G and ending with that of 1880,
fifteen candidates contested for
the presidency, who belonged to
the generation which brought on
or carried through the war. B uch
anan and Fillmore; Lincoln, his
three rivals in 1S60, Douglas,
Breckinridge and Bell, and his
sole opponent in 18G4, McClellan
Grant, and the men whom he de
feated in 1SG8 and"l872, Seymour
and Greeley; Garfield and Han
cock, the candidates in 1S80, are
all dead. There remain of the
whole list only Fremont, no longer
a "pathfinder;" Tilden and Hayes.
The conspicuous men of Lin
coln's cabinet are mostly dead, like
Seward, Chase and Stanton, or in
the retirement of old age, like Si
mon Cameron; "the war govern
ors" are nearly all gone, or where
a stray one, like Curtin, of Penn
sylvania, lingers, no longer power
ful; the great leaders in congress
before, during and immediately
after the war, like Charles Sumner,
Henry Wilson, William Pitt Fes-
senden, "Ben" Wade," Oliver P.
Morton, Thomas A. Hendricks,
"Thad" Stevens and Schuyler Col
fax, are either dead or remain only
as political relics, like N. P. Banks
aud Lyman Trumbull. In con
gress to-day sit but a few men who
at in that body before the war,
and of these few John Sherman
and John A. Logan alone retain a
commanding position, while Sec
retary Lamar is the only man in
the cabinet whose political record
dates back of 1861.
There is something remarkable
about the speed with which the
political generation of the rebel
lion period has passed from the
stage. The contrast with the gen
eration of the revolutionary era
renders it more noteworthy. It is
now barely twenty-one years since
Appomattox, and yet nearly all
the leaders in the struggle are
physically or politically deceased.
The revolution ended in 1783, but
it was not until 1825, forty-two
years later, at the exniration of
Monroe's second term, that the
country ceased to elect presidents
who had entered public life before
or during the long contest
which began in 1775. The senate
to which Monroe addressed his last
annual message in December, 1S24.
contained several men who had been
soldiers in the revolutionary army
nearly half a century before, like
Rufus King, of New Yorlr, John
Chandler, of Maine, and Nathaniel
Macon, of North Carolina, and it
is easy to see that the proportion
of men still in active political life
who were actors in the revolution
was, even at thatlong remove, quite
considerable. This was due in no
small measure to the youthful
precocity of these survivors, the
Senator Macon of 1815 to 1828
having been only a boy of 18 when
he left Princeton college in 1775
to enlist in the patriot army, and
the president, Monroe of 1811 to
1825, but 18 years old when he
joined the revolutionary army.
"The fathers" also escaped the
danger of assassination, which re
moved two of the four presidents
who were elected between 1S60
Talking about the promised
exodus of the Chinese from San
Francisco the Commercial Herald
says: "The total Chinese popula
tion may be fairly estimated at
from 160,000 to 175,000, of which
130,000 are in California, Nevada,
Oregon and Washington. If the
whole of this was to go back to
China it would take 130 steamers
carrying 1,000 each. Now the
steamers go twice a month; there
fore it would be five years and a
half before the deportation waj
effected. Even supposing that
each steamer carried one thousand
five hundred it would take nearly
four years. With a steamer a
week it would be nearly two years
before all could be removed. It
is therefore easy to talk of remov
ing the Chinese, but very hard to
accomplish. These people cooped
up in San Francisco must live and
"Large numbers will go east
and be scattered over the country
from Maine to Texas, aud the Chi
nese question will rage fiercely in
these distant locations. But a
large addition to our San Francisco
contingent is most likely. There
are probably 35,000 here now and
there will be more. Deprived of
work in white factories they will
organize industries of their own
and scatter their goods all over the
"Chinese immigration will prob
ably be put a stop to when it is
found that the Chinese have to
live within themselves, and that
the competition would be with
those of their own race. Mean
while their numbers will decrease
day bjr day.
The committee on rivers and
harbors devoted Wednesday to
hearing statements of the Pacific
coast delegation on the needs of
improving the waterways of Cali
fornia, Oregon and Washington
territory. Congressman Hermann
raaae a long ana able speech on
the improvement of the rivers and
bays in Oregon. He said: "We
will yet live to see the Columbia
river basin exporting to the world's
markets a surplus of 80,000,000
bushels. Already over 350,000
tons are being rapidly moved, and
yet it will bo next May before all
of this year's crop is transported."
He claimed that the saving in
freights on this year's crop if the
Cascade canal were open would
cover all that is now recommended
for its full completion. The
amount of present shipment from
that section surprised the commit
tee. He urged that the Coquille
river, Coos bay,Umpqua, Port Or
ford, Siuslaw, Tillamook and Wil
lamette be improved. He made
his remarks interesting by exhibit
ing samples of wool, coal and
salmon and other articles of ex
port. Senator Dolph followed in
a strong speech for the improve
ment of the Columbia river.
The Albany Herald says: "The
Oregon Pacific surveyors who are
now engaged in surveying the pro
posed route of that road to this
city, have been running a prelim
inarj' line from Philomath direct to
Albany, leaving Corvallis about
two miles to the south, connected
only by a switch, whereat the citi
zens of Corvallis are considerably
wrought up and the report has
reached this city that they have
threatened to hold an indignation
meeting over the matter. Cor
vallis has refused to grant tho road
suitable right of way for their
switch, and ioasmuch'as the pro
posed new line is considerably
shorter the people of that place
are exercised lest the road should
leave them out."
The president has sent to the
senate the name of Brigadier-General
Alfred H. Terry to be major
general, vice W. S. Hancock, de
ceased. It was thought in many
quarters that Gen. O. O. Howard
would have been appointed.
PRICES OF BOXES,
For the Season :
At the Mills
Delivered by Wagon.,
Street Plank. Delivered
Hous6 Bill Lumber, Rough, Del'd....,
Floorinj and Rustic, 1st Class, " ....
" 2nd "
At proportionate prices, atl delivered, and
no funny business.
J. C. TETJLLINGER,
A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE STOCK
holders of the Columbia Canning Co.
will be held Tuesday, March icth, 18S6, at 2
p. u. at the office of the company in the city
of Astoria, Clatsop county, Or., for the pur
pose oi -winding up me anairs or said corpo
ration and the transaction of such other
business as may properly come before the
GEO. H. STEWART.
Astoria, March 4, 1H8.
THE BEGGAR STUDENT,
THOMPSON OPERA do.
At New York Novelty Store.
UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM M. J.
Hubbard, assignee of the estate of
Hammond Johnson, Insolvent, I am Instruct
ed and will sell at public aucUon to the high
est bidder for cash, on the premises known
as Houseman's store on the Roadway, com
mencing on Tuesday evening, March 2nd,
18SG, and auctioning each evening untill sold,
the entire stock consisting of Dry Goods,
Clothing and Notions.
B. S. WORSLEY.
Best on Ms MarM
Y. M, C. A.
IS SOW OPE.V TO MEMBERS
Each Week Day and Evening as Follows :
Young 3Ien ; Tuesday, Thursday and Sat
Uovh under 18; Monday, Wednesday and
Ladles ; Saturday afternoons.
Membership Tickets and Keys can be had
from any of the officers.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned has been appointed by
the County Court of the state of Oregon for
Clatsop county, administratrix of the estate
of Edward N. Murphy, deceased. All per
sons having claims against said estate are
notified to present them, with the proper
vouchers, to the undersigned at her resi
dence corner of Chenamus aud Washington
streets in Astoria. Oregon, within six months
from this date.
Mas. JOHN RODGERS.
Astoria, March 2nd, 1F85.
JOHN KOPP, - - - Proprietor.
Patronize Home Industry!
We supply as
GOOD A QUALITY OF BEER
As Any in the Market,
AT AS REASONABLE A PRICK.
Tie North Pacific Brewery Beer
la Pure and Unadulterated.
It gives general Satisfaction and is Furn
ished in Quantities to Suit.
Leave Orders "With Wm. Bock, Germania
iaioon, or uiuus. Jvenso-, next to roam
Dally Delivery in Any Part of the City.
O. R. & N. CO.
Tickets to Portland nnd Return
For $2 50.
Good on any of the Company's boats
JE. A. NOTES,
Wilson & Fisher
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Salem Flouring Mills.
Portland Boiler Mills,
Capitol Flour and
Snow Flake Flour!
Is the Best.
ASK YOUR GROCER FOR IT.
WILSON & FISHER havi itl
Some People Say
That they can "buy goods cheaper
in Portland than they can here."
We will bet a big red apple that
they can buy goods cheaper at the
Crystal Palace than the can in
San Francisco at wholesale prices.
Nothing is cheap at any price if
you don't want it, but if you want
anything in our line you will never
get it cheaper anywhere than it is
now offered at the Crystal Palace.
Some "bargains" are dear, but
we guarantee everything as repre
sented. In the one line of silver
ware we are clearing out magnifi
cent goods at forty per cent, less
than they can be bought elsewhere.
Books are also being sacrificed, and
stationery of all kinds can be had
"for a song."
Very handsome chains, rings,
and lockets are being cleared out
at prices that are surprisingly low.
The stock must be sold and you
have an opportunity to buj' some
thing that perhaps you long have
desired to own or give to a friend,
at a price lower than you ever ex
pected. Come and take a look
and ask the prices. We have a
large force of salesmen and we es
teem it a pleasure to show goods.
The Crystal Palace.
Hardware ana" Slug 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,
5aIuLs aufl Oils, Groceries, etc
or. c Ross,
First Class Hearse and Material
Shop and Office on Main St., above Pioneer
60 Roils of Carpet of ail Grades and in the Newest Shades,
j iJ oxWKwrj
Also a Large Stock of Linoleum, Oil Cloth,
AND FANCY WINDOW SHADES.
Cilding, Banners,Oil Cloth Signs.
Fence Advertising, Price Marks, etc.
G. E. LANE,
Shop and office on Cass street : Pike Bros.
Just Received From the East,
A Large Lot of Gents', Ladies', and Children's
FINE" BOOTS AND SHOES!
Gent's Kangaroo Boots and Shoes
We also Garry a First Class' Assortment of
Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats, Furnishing Goods, &c
W. T. PARKER,
B. B. Franklin,
MeiMer anl CaM Mate
KKXT TO TIIK ASTORIAX BUILDING.
t3T"AH work done in a skillful manner on
short notice at reasonable rates.
AHEAD OF ALL COMPETITORS!
Manufactured by the Full Holler Process,
CilamrtfN Pnniinl Clnitp Mille Pn
ja.t.i. v.. wupinji .vut ......o wu.,
TJje only flour that has taken Fire: Prize
mree years in succession at me
3i$HT!jAXD 3IECHAXICS FAIR,
Abo at State Fair.
One trial Is sufficient to convince of Its supe
-'ee that the word CAPITOL is on each sack
GEORGE SHIEL, 8 Stark St.,
WILSON & FISHER, Astoria Agents.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Harness, Saddles, Bridles,
Whips, Brushes, Curry Combs, Etc.
NONE BUST BEST STOCK USED.
Prices to Suit thoTImos.
Shop on Chenamus street, next door to J.
A. Montgomery's, Astoria, Oregon,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Cannery $ Fishermen s Supplies
Java and C. B. Coffee
ft". E. Maple Syrup
Choice Canned Fruits
French Peas and Mushrooms
Pine Apple and Edam Cheese
Spanish Queen Olives
Goods Bold at Lowest Gash Prices.
Hay, Oats, and Straw, Lime, DM, Cement, Sana1 and Plaster
Wood DcHrered to Order. Drajiusr, Teaatln? and Express BusIdpsh.
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Tin, Sheet Iron, ami Copper Ware. A general assortment of Household Goods1
MAGEE STOVES ABTD IMAGES, THE BEST IS THE 31 ARKET .
Plumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job work done In a workmanlike manner.
Plumbing, Gas Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly
On Reasonable Term.
CbennmnH Street, 3Text to C. lu Parker's Store. Aatorla, Oregon.
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.
Kales $S.3 fo $10.35 the Cheapest to
Councii Bluffs, Omaha, Kansas City,
AND OTHER POINTS.
Pullnmu Pnluce anil Kmirrnnt Sleeping: Crs hauled on Express
Trains Exclusively without Change.
If vou are going east write for Rate, Mars, Time Tables. Guides and Full Information.
FRtfE OF CHARGE.
E.A.XOYES, XV. li. GARRET80ST.
Agent. Astoria. Asst. Agt., Astoria.
General Agent, No, 1, Washington street. Portland, Oregon.
IN THE MATTER OF
Rags, Bottles, Old Metal,
or Junk of Any Sort,
FOARD & STOKES
Will give you the best price for it.
Do You Want to Buy
From a Belaying Pin to a Hawser : from
Block to an Anchor.
You Can Get what You Want
at FOARD & STOKES.
Headquarters at building, east end
Magnus C. Crosby
HARD! ABE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
TM-m and Copper.
YirglnlaCiEar anfl Toljacco Store
J. W. BOTTOM, Proprietor,
Water Street, Two Doors East of Olney.
Flae Clffftrt, Tobacco and Smokers Articlei,
Sold at Lowett Market Bates.
India Currie Powder
Boston Baked Beans
Bahama Pine Apple
London Layer Baisins
Choice Dried Fruits
Choice Fancy Crackers
Salem Capitol Mills Flour
Cove Mills Flour
Etc. Etc. Etc.
f ben P. Parher,Master.
3 For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAK-
Sl. 12. PAKRElt.
Than any oth
er axe made.
tify to ltssune-
i riorlty. It goes
ueep ana nerer
WM. LOEB& CO.,
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
A Large Stock of
FIRST CLASS GOODS!
The Trade Supplied
AT LOWEST MARKET RATES.
AH orders tilled promptly and accurately.
Agents for First Class
Foreign and Domestic Brands
Next door to Wells, Fargo's Express office.
(Late Cutter with M. D. Kant.)
A Good Fit Guaranteed.
Pants, from S3 up. Suits from $30 up.
Shop opposite C. n. Cooper's.
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