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AUGUST 21, 15S7
"some valuable hints.
The members of. a San Francisco
minister's association have spared
time from their multifarious duties to
instruct editors in the best methods
of running newspapers. Their kind
ness is especially graceful, because
the editors, in the pressure of -work,
have neglected the duty of imparting
to the clergy any knowledge they may
have possessed on the subject of con
structing sermons. "We are pleased to
see that this laxity has not occasioned
any ill-feeling among our clerical
allies, but that they are still as mll
inc to favor us with their journalistio
wisdom as if we had given them the
full benefit of our ideas on ecclesias
"We are sorry that the members of
the club are unable to approve of the
press in general, but we can hardly
blame them. The Rev. Mr. Smith
said that the number of good news
papers from San Francisco to Boston
could be counted on the hand. "We
confess that -we have some curiosity to
see his list Of course it includes
TnE Astorian-, but it would be inter
esting to know whether it coincided
in other respects with our own. The
Rev. Mr. Brown, we are obliged to
believe, went too far. He thought
that reading newspapers and appar
ently he made no exceptions was in
jurious to the mind. Such a fear
seems to us unfounded. "We
may be too sanguine, but we feel con
fident that Mr. Brown's mind could
not be injured by reading newspapers.
The Rev. Mr. Jones was more prac
tical He is now editing a weekly re
ligious paper in that wicked city, and
he intimated that if his brethren
would give him the money needed to
start a daily he would make his paper
interesting and attractive. "Whether
they were not sufficiently familiar
with his paper, or possibly becauso
they were, the members do not appear
to have handed over the money as
promptlyjas might have been expected.
Mr. Jones went on to make another
suggestion which strikes us as show
ing less familiarity with the subject
than his first remarks implied. He
advocated prayer for the conversion
of editors and said that after their
conversion a good paper would inevit
ably follow. "What does Mr. Jones
suppose to be the present condition of
editors? Has he ever attended a re
ligions symposium in the editor's of
fice after the paper has gone to press?
These unguarded reflections upon the
religious state of a hardworking and
deserving class will cause pain which,
we are confident, Mr. Jones did not
mean to inflict And is it fair to
charge the editor with all the un
pleasant things in a paper? If the
brethren could cut the Atlantic ca
bles, our journalism would be mate
Among the many valuable sugges
tions offered, wo have space to men
tion only one more. The Rev. Mr.
Robinson said that the way to ex
terminate Sunday newspapers was for
the ministers to preach against them.
We trust that, this novel plan will bo
adopted. And the length of time re
quired to kill the Sunday papers by
sermons will be a useful measure of
the popular strength of the pulpit
CrciiES, unicycles, bicycles, tricy
cles, and the like, are in occasional
fashion; but there never was a time
since man looked upon the sun and
moon when the cycle, or circle, did
not have its effect upon Ids imagina
tion. As mechanics were evolved, the
cycle, as ring, wheel, hoop, or disc, be
came involved in all tho arts and
sciences. The cycle early became a
favorite symbol of human life in some
one or more of its various aspects, and
suggested often inscrutable mysteries.
The recurrence of day and night, the
successions of the seasons, the wheel
ing of the heavenly bodies, tho forms
of the great lights in the heavens, the
concavity of the blue dome overhead,
the shapes of fruit, the convexity of
the egg and eye, and many phenom
ena, both of nature and mechanics,
gave the cycle a place of mysterious
reverence in the regards of the
thoughtful. It appears in art, archi
tecture, worship, and is at once the
most common and useful, as well as
the most sublime and perfect, of the
forms into which nature shapes itself.
Early observers noted the fact that
in tho more concealed elements of
human conduct and experience there
was a tendency to around of phenom
ena, as if nature could do nothing in a
straightforward way. Just as we
discover that there are no
straight lines of motion, but that
matter, passing from ono point
to another, is always deflected
from the right line and tends always
to return upon itself again, so we find
that the hidden streams of human life
are going round and round, andcom-
ing back to the place whence they
The discovery was a startling one,
when it suggested that there were
forces at work upon us deeper than
our own will and consciousness. In
some, it ministered to superstition; in
some to fatalism; and some saw in it
the leading of divine Providence.
Any one who thinks may find in it
food for consolation or possibly n sug
gestion of fatalism, according to his
hope that the good or the evil is
wheeling back upon him without con
trol of his volition.
One thing is certain: no man can
live through the ordinary life of a
generation without opportunity to see
the coming in of things he thought
had gone out forever. If he be hope
ful, he will grasp at the lost roses
swept within his reach again by the
tide. If he be pessimistic, he-will see
with disgust the wheeling into sight
again of the refuse of thelast generation
Great thoughts lose their power and
die away, to reappear again with new
and singular charm. Mean supersti
tions are thrust away, and then come
trooping back into places swept clean
bv reason and science.
Among those of the editorial frater
nity who met in Yaquina to form a
much needed state press association
recently were the editors of the
Albany Democrat and the Yaquina
Post. After fraternal greeting aud
the interchange of usual courtesy, the
Albany Democrat man returned
home. In the next issue of liis es
teemed paper he says that the editor
of the Post is a liar, a sneak and a
slanderer, and that he drinks beer. It
is such little incongruities as this that
make it difficult to insure a state
press association the success that
uudcJ less indulgence of unseemly
personalities it might be. Not the
least regrettable feature of the divis
ion among the 'brethren is the fact
that the gentlemanly editor of the
Albany Democrat has espoused the
cause of prohibition and the equally
gentlemanly editor of the Post has
seen fit to oppose that measure. And
the election or selection on that ques
tion is still over three months in the
future. It is to be hoped that the
probable fall rains may temper the
ardor and undue zeal of the arguers
pro and con.
The song, "John Brown's body lies
a moldering in the grave," is just now
receiving considerable attention. The
much disputed authorship appears to
be a matter more of inquiry than
knowledge on the part of most of the
writers, from the Century down.
The Astorian steps modestly to the
front with the information that the
words of the song were written by
Frank E. Jerome. Mr. Jerome is now
one of ihe editors of the Russell,
Kansas, Record. He was not thirty
when the song appeared.
The Verdict Unanimous.
W. D. Suit, Druggist Bippus, Ind.,
testifies: "I can recommend Electric
Bitters as tho very best remedy. Every
bottle sold has given relief in every case
One man took six bottles, and was cured
of Rheumatism of 10 years' standing."
Abraham Hare, druggist, Bellville,
Ohio, affirms: "The best solliug medi
cine I have ever handled in my 20 years'
experience, is Electric Bitters." Thou
sands of others have added their testi
mony, so that the verdict is unanimous
that Electric Bitters do cure diseases of
the Liver, Kidneys or Blood. Only a
half dollar a bottle at W. E. Dement &
Co.'s Drug Store.
Ten cents for a cup of Fabre's nice
What! Do You Think
Jeff of the U. S. gives you a meal for
nothing and a glass of something to
drink? Not much; but he gives the
best meal and more of it than any other
restaurant in town. 25 cents.
The season for them is at hand ; and
we have just received a large consign
ment of New Orleans Molasses, which
we will sell by the case or can at very
low figures. , D. L. Beck & Sons.
Telephone Lodging House.
Best Beds in town. Booms per night
50 and 25 cts., per week SI .50. New and
clean. Private entrance.
And Free Lunch at tho Telephono Sa
loon, u cents.
Upper Astoria Stage Unc.
Orders left at Edgar's cicar store or
Foard & Stokes' for the Upper Astoria
stage line will receive prompt attention.
Try Fabre's celebrated pan roast
For the best photographs and tintypes
go to Crow's Gallery.
At Frank Fabre's for suppers, par
ties, etc. The best cooked to order.
A Sunny Boom
With the comforts of a home, library,
etc. Apply at Holdca House.
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with tho choicest
Eerfumery, and toilet articles, etc-can
e bought at the lowest prices, at J. W.
Conri's drug store, opposite Occident
United States Restaurant is the best
and cheapest in Astoria.
The finest and nicest steak to be
In town at Fabre's.
Ham. op Seaside Lodge No. 12, )
A. O. U. "W.,
ASTOBIA, Or., Aug. 20, 'S7. )
Whekeas, Iu the providence of the
Almighty Ruler of the Universe, our
late brother, John Murray Dixon, has
been suddenly called, while in the
prime of life, to cross the dark rivor
Resolved, That in the death of our
brother Seaside lodge has lost a con
sistent and worthy member; his fam
ily a devoted husband and father,
and the U. S. army a skillful surgeon.
Resolved, That the members of this
lodge extend their sympathy and con
dolence to the bereaved wife and
family of our deceased brother.
Resolved, That our charter be
draped in mourning for the space of
thirty days from this date.
Resolved, That a copy of these res
olutions be spread upon the minutes
of the lodge, also a copy be furnished
the Daily Astobian and Weekly
Transcript for publication, and that
a copy be forwarded to the wife of
our deceased brother.
S. T. McKean,
"W. E. JOHKSOK,
Th Latest and Greatest Discovery.
DR.J.DE PRATTS HAMBURG
FIGS, Ajprystalized fruit cathartic
A discovery ot tne greatest interest
to the Medical Profession. A boon
to every household. A most delicious
laxative or purgative prepared from
fruits and vegetables. So perfectly
harmless that they may be adminis
tered with entire safety to an infant.
So efficacious to adults that a single
dose will prove their value, and so
elegant a preparation that it needs
only to be presented to tho public
to become a necessity in evory
household throughout the laud.
For liver complaints, habitual con
stipation, indigestion, dyspepsia and
piles, they are a specific To trav
elers by sea and land they will bo
found invaluable; they are positive
ly unfailing in their action, and this
is the only medicine ever offeral to
the public that is acceptable to the
taste, and so pleasant that children
will eat the figs as eagerly as candy.
For sale by every Druggist through
out the world. Price, 25 cents a box.
J. J. Mack & Co., Prop's, 9 and 11
Front street, San Francisco, Cal.
Oysters Iu Every Style
At the Central Restaurant, next to
Foard & Stokes'.
For the very best pictures go to II. S.
Ah There ! X
Ice cream, fine quality supplied at
short notice by Frank Fabre, any part
of the city: $2.50 a gallon.
What is better than a glass of liquor?
A cup of delicious coffee at Fabre's.
The steamer Qen. Canty will leave Gray's
At 10 a. m. for Fort Canby andllwaco. W. T
lteturnlng, leave Ilwaco at 5 p. m.
Fare For The Round Trip $1.
J. II, D. GRAY,
THE ASTORIA BAKERY,
JAMES COX. PROPRIETOR.
Bread, Cake, Confections.
Good Flour aad Materials Ucd.
my: aim is to suit customers.
Bread Delivered All Over the City.
Your Patronage Is Solicited.
The Clatsop Ferry Boat.
Summer and Fall Schedule.
Week Days Leaves
Astoria Landing. Adair's Landing
8 a.m. 8:30 A. M.B
9 A. M. 11 A. M.
4P.M, , 5 T. M.
8 A. 31. 8 :30 A. M.
9 A. M. 10 A. I.
11 A. M. 5 I M.
C P. 31. 7 I. M.
Additional trips will bo made when busi
ness Justifies, '
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
for the purpose of making an examina
tion of all persons who may offer themselves
as candidates for teachers of the schools of
this county ,-tho county school superinten
dent thereof will hold a public examination
at the principal's room In the school house
In district No. One, beginning at twelve,
noon, on Wednesday, August 3lst. 1837.
J. F. PAGE.
County School Superintendent, Clatsop
Dated this 20th day of August, lSs7.
WAREHOUSE RECKIIT NUMBER 203,
of the O. It. & N. Co. has been lost.
Delivery of goods on same has been stopped.
Tide Land For Sale
AT A BARGAIN. THE ROBT.S.Mc
Kuran land claim on Skipanon, adja
cent to the Clatsop Ferry Road, containing
200 acres tide land and 103 acres up-land.
WJL B. ADAIR. Acent.
At Assessor's Office.
The Continental Insurance Co,
Writes Accident Policies,
Giving all the concessions offered by any
other company. It Is an
OLD LINE COMPANY,
And offers Security as good as can be found.
Its rate In the
FIRST PREFERRED CLASS
Ii SIS per Te&r for $5,000 Insaraace,
Being $7.00 less than by any other Standard
$25.00 WEEKLY INDEMNITY.
Other classes In proportion. Policies
written and claims adjusted by
J. O. BOZORTH, Agent,
WE ARE NOT
And e are sorry if others don't like it; have no
time to stand on ceremony, Imt. everybody lias
come to the conclusion that we mean
Our Removal Sale
Is the talk of the town
and you will he sorry it you don't lay in
some bargains; after we are gone it will he too late.
Goods will be
'ONLY A FEW
The Crystal Falae
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
Received fresh every Steamer.
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IXSA.. - l - ?06
We carry the finest line of Writing Papers and Writing
Material in ihe Cit y.
MUSICAL MERCHANDISE IND INSTRUMENTS.
Agents for the Celebrated
CENTURY ORGAN AND DOMESTIC SEWIXG MACHINE
Strike It Rich!
Foard & Stokes
Their largely Increasing trade enabtcs
tlieni to self at the very lowest margin
or profit while giving you goods
that are or first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
The Highest Price raid for Junk.
Ob' SAX FRANCISCO.
FlavePs Wharf and Warehouse,
Cannery Supplies at Lowest Trices.
Storage and Insurance at Current Kates.
Drafts on the leading Cities of the World
JOHN F. McGOVEEN,
.. . ,, . Agent.
It. II. Coleman, Accountant.
Clocks, Jewelry and Musical
Repaired on the Shortest Notice at Rea
Chenamus St., next to Spexarth's Gun store.
Neat, Quick And Cheap at The
ASTOBIAN JOB OFFICE
WEEKS MORE AT
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GB.XFFX2T & HEED.
MUBBAY & CO.,
And Dealers In
Special Attention Given to Filling
A FULL LINE CARRIED
And Supplies furnished at Satis
Purchases delivered in any part of the city.
Office and "Warehouse
In Hume's New Building on Water Street
P. O. Box 133. Telephone No. .17.
Are You Insured?
J. O. Bozorth
Writes Insurance Policies in Reliable Fire
Insurance companies that give Absolute
Protection in case of Fire.
Depontea in Oregon, $300,000
S 5 5- SOI. 283.
Royal, Norwich-Union and Lancashire Com
bination Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
C ermaitla of New York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation,
MARINE .INSURANCE COVERED BY OUR
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
P. K. BEACH. Pras.. J. McCRAKEN. Vice Pro
J. K. KL.DEKKIN, LOUIS LOKVTCXUHRG.
The Northwest Fire & Marine
No. s Washington St., Portland, Or.
It. Iu BOYI.P.. Astoria Agent.
Ofllce at I. X.L. Packing Co.
J. McCraVen. F.K.Arnold. F. E. Beach,
Frank Sl.Warren. O . H. Preseott, F, Egprerr,
J. Loevrcnberg, J . K. Elderkin, D.D, Oiiphant
Money to Loan on Approved Heal
a i i b aa agsi
Bargains in Ready Made Clothing.
25 Wlon's and Youths' odd suits marked down from SI6 and $18
to SI I and S 1 3, and are all wool desirable suits.
W carry :i full line of Hlaok Drcx suit- which arc sold for the lowest cash
Our Line of Dry f Fancy Goods
Cotton, Woolen and Muslin Underwear, Shetland and Embroidered New
t Shawls in all colon?. Ladies short Wraps, Calico Wrappers, Fancy, Gin
and Calico Aprons, Silk Embroidered stand -covers. "
A fine lot of Embroideries just opened.
We. have the largest and finest lot of
Knittintj Silk in all shades and colons to
BOOTS and SHOES.
Genuine English Porpoise Shoes 3Por Gents.
Ladies Flexible Sole Shoes in French, Kangaroo anil Dongola Kid
Hoys and Youths Shoes or all Kinds, Misses and Childrens and Infant IieeK and
Spring heels. "WE IEAI. IS BOOTS AW1 SHOES OXIST.
P. J. GOODMAN.
Hay, Oats, ail Straw, Lime,
Wood Delirercd to Order.
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Hereafter, during the Summer Season The
Alaskan will leave Astoria, O.K.& X. Dock,
Oa Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 A. Jf.
Connecting with all Altemoon Trains out of
T7c Alaskan will leave Astoria at 4 P. 31.
TROUPE &. DILLINGHAM,
City Livery Stable.
SHERMAN & WARD Proprietors.
Comfortable Carriages and Buggies
By the day or hour at very reasonable ratM.
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Everything new and first class. Our a;ni
Ls to please our patrons.
HorsesBoarded by the day, week or month.
Stable and oulco two doors west or The
GUSTAV HANSEN, Prop'r.
A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine
Diaiis i Jewelry
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Roods Bought at This Establishment
Wntoli nud Cloclc licpairing
Corner Cass and Squemoqua Streets.
I. W. CASE,
ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING.
Does a General Banking Business
Drafts Drawn Available in any part of
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
4.t Cr.pt. Rogers old stand, comer of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Canuery work, Horseshoeincr.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
THE ANNUAL ST0CJOI0LDER3MEET
ing of the O. F. L. and B. Association
will he held on Wednesday, Aagnst 21th,
1SS7, at 2 p. Jr., In Odd Fellows Hall, for the
purpose of electing directors, and attending
to such other business a3 may come before
the meeting. A. J. MEGLER,
jis - a fsffi Szin
lp tben P, Parker, Master.
gSfe-- Kor TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAK-
Silk Tim-ail and Twist, Embroidery ami
be found In Astoria.
Brici, Cement, Saul and Plaster
Drajlnsr, Teaming and Express Business,
H. B. PAREEll.
New York Novelty Store
Iji Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods, and
General Notions. We are satisfied with a
small profit over original cost, and want
you to buy what you need in our line of us,
It is for your Interest to do so.
A full line of Novelties. Playing Cards,
Blank Books, Musical Instruments, Toys,
A Large Stock of Baby Carriages.
New York Novelty Store.
HOLT & CO. Proprietors.
Scroll and Turned Balustrades,
Boat Material, etc.
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to Style,;Quall
ty and Prices.
Mill and Office cor. Polk nnd Concomly
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
Astoria Iron fork
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or,
Machinists anS Boiler Makers.
Land and Marine Engines
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
J. G. Hustler, ............. ....Secretary.
I. W. Case. .............Treasurer.
John Fox,. .- Superintendent.
MANY YEABS EXPERIENCE IN
building boats on the Columbia river
and hundreds of fine boats of my build
make my guaranteet for good work. Head
quarters at the old Astoria Iron Works
bnllding. Will bnlld boats at any pqlnt on
the Columbia river where my services may
be required. TO;HOWE.