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SATURDAY 1.SEPTBMBEB 17. 1587
A oektuby ago to-day, the consti
tution of the United States was
passed. After -weeks of waiting and
da'ao dissension and discouraging
debate, nine of the thirteen colonies
agreed to it
The centennial of the constitution
is now being fittingly" observed in
It is fitting, on this hundredth
birthday of the American Union, to
briefly refer to the: fact that the
strongest argument which the Feder
alist and the defenders of the new
constitution in the state conventions
could advance in favor of ratification
and in justification of the expectation
of the practical success of the consti
tution, was the comparatively small
size of the country. Hamilton, in
the Federalist, lays down this rule:
"The natural limit of a republic is
that distance from the center which
will barely allow the representatives
of the people to meet as often as may
be necessary for the administration of
public affairs." He estimates the
length'of the country, from north to
south, at 866 miles, and its breadth
at 750, adding this comfortable com
parisen: "It is not a great deal larger
than Germany .... or than Poland be
fore the late dismemberment"
In another place he says, "If there
be but one government pervading all
the states, there will be, as to the
principal part of our commerce, but
one side to guard the Atlantic
coast" "With what feelings would he
and the convention have set about
their work if they could have real
ised that they were in reality framing
a scheme of government for a country
which was to stretch from north lat
itude 25 to 49, and from the G7th to
the 125th degree of west longitude,
2,600 miles by 1,600 through the cen
ter, to say nothing of Alaska, in
itself two-thirds the size of the coun
try of which Hamilton was speak
ing? That the commerce for which
they were caring was to whiten the
waters of both the Pacific and the
Atlantic, of the Gulf of Mexicoas
well as of the great lakes? That the
congress which they were providing
was to deal with an internal com
merce greater than all the foreign
commerce that the country has ever
known; with a manufacturing capital
of 32,800,000,000 and an annual pro
duct of 5,400,000,000; with a popula
" tion of 60,000,000,:instead of 4,000,000?
That the time would come when a
member of congress would be com
pelled to travel 6,500 miles in going
tothe federal capital and return
ing to his state? It is a for
tunate thing for the United
States that the convention which
framed its constitution knew nothing
of the future, and devoted its care
and energies to the establishment of
a government for the country which
The convention sent forth the in
strument which it had framed to
meet the future, and the most marvel
ous feature of its century of trial has
been its apparently inexhaustible
power of accommodating itself to the
growth and changing necessities of
the people. Its judiciary system has
expanded in its territorial jurisdiction
from thirteen districts to sixty; its
presidential office has had control of
a million of armed men; its imports
have risen from 22,000,000 to 640,
000,000, and its exports from 20,000,
000 to 720,000,000; steam, electricity
and all the other forces which modern
civilization has harnessed for the ser
vice of man have altered the life and
needs of the people; and still the
national government established by
the constitution remains unchanged
in substance. The natural divergence
of its lines has brought larger and
still larger fields within their scope;
thefew employes of 1789 have in
creased in number until they are an
army; but the treasury officer of 1789,
if he could examine the organization
of to-day, would still be able to trace
clearly the lines of the original forma
tion, though he might be bewildered
in !he effort to follow out all the ram
ifications by which the system has
met the requirements of later devel
opment The case is the same in
every department of the national sys
tem; it has developed, Jbut it has not
changed. The convention of 1787
could hardly have provided a more
satisfactory system for 1887 if, with
prophetic vision, it had been able to
forecast the needs of 1887 and adapt
its work to those needs.
Nations, like individuals, can live
but one day at a time, and their busi
ness is to live that dajr as wisely, hon
estly and justly as may be; not to es
say the part of a Providence, and at
tempt to legislate for millions yet
unborn. They cannot legislate for
posterity; they can only provide
molds into which following genera
tions must be poured; and, unless
those molds are wise, just and honest
for the generation which makes them,
they will assuredly be broken by
some succeeding generation, or they
will compress and mar the whole life
of the people. In this sense, we, who
stand on the threshold of the second
century of the constitution, are as
actually constitution-makers as the
members of the convention of 1787.
Let it bo our care to make our insti
tutions wise, just and honest for the
people of 1887, and to hate and re
pudiate every proposition that savors
of dishonesty or injustice, however it
may seem to our temporary advantage,
knowing that we are thus doing all
that man can do for the people of
Mb. Robert Bubdeete makes an
admirable suggestion, says the Phila
delphia Press, in urging that all ad
vertisements be removed from the
national colors. France has a law
prohibiting the use of the national
flag for any advertising purpose, and
forbidding any name, motto or device
being added to it Germany has a
like law. Great Britain, we are under
the impression, has such a statute.
Usage certainly restricts the use of
the national colors there for personal or
advertising purposes. Three years ago
Mr. S. S. Cox introduced an act in the
house proposing to prohibit any such
use of the flag here. It ought to be
passed. Every old soldier and every
good citizen will approve such a law.
"We trust Mr. Cox will renew this
measure in the next congress, and
that this time it will be passed.
A cuEious convention was held last
week in Syracuse, N. Y., by deaf mutes.
There are 38,000 persons of this un
fortunate class in the country, an
increase of 28,197 in thirty-seven
years. Fortunately, a more intelli-
"gent education has accompanied this
unhappy increase. It is said that
the delegates to the eleventh biennial
session of the Empire state associa
tion of deaf mute3 were not in the
process of a sign spelling exercise,
They sat in careless attitudes and
conversed in gestures which seemed
but a slightly exaggerated copy of the
everyday gesture of the more noisy
An Atlanta, Ga., paper lately re
ferring to the anniversary of Sher
man's famous march to the sea, face
tiously said: "Twenty-three years
ago yesterday, a route agent named
"W. T. Sherman pilotted the biggest
party of excursionists into Atlanta
that ever visited Georgia. Efforts
were made to entertain the part here,
but they decided to extend their trip
Acnxa CoinnssioifEB Stockslager
has issued the necessary instructions
to local land officials to carry into
effect secretary Lamar's recent order
restoring to settlement indemnity
lands of the Northern Pacific Rail
road company. It is estimated that
nearly 9,000,000 acres are involved.
The application of John Most, the
anarchist, to declare his intention to
become a citizen, has been rejected by
the chief clerk of the supreme court
of New York. Herr Most will appeal
to the court
The prince of "Wales says that he
has learned more about the United
States from Mr. Blaine than from any
person with whom he ever talked.
The conquest of Burmah has
brought to the India office some ex
tremely valuable ancient Buddhist
manuscripts in Pali.
President Gbevy of France was
eighty years old on the 14th nit He
received 1,000 telegrams of congratu
lation. Is Consumption Incurable?
Read the follewing: Mr. C. H. Morris,
Newark, Ark., says: "Was down with
Abscess of Lungs, and friends and phy
sicians pronounced me an Incurable
Consumptive. Began taking Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, am
now on my third bottle, and able to
oversee the work on my-f arm. It is the
finest medicine ever made."
Jesse Middleware Decatur, Ohio,
says: "Had it not been for Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumptlen I
would have died of Lung Troubles. Was
given up by doctors. Am now in best
of health." Try it. Sample bottles free
at W. E. Dement & Co.'s Drug Store.
Tlils "Will Interest You,
Contemplating purchasers of House
hold Furniture will do well to wait for
a few days, when the advertisement
will appear giving the date at which
time the entire Furniture and fitting of
the Adler residence will be sold at pub
lic auctien: 1 elegant Emerson Piano,
costing $450: Parlor set 5300 Easy
Chairs aud Marble Center Table; 2 Ele
gant Prize Pictures from the art gallery
of the Mechanics' Fair of San Francisco,
representing Shakespeare at the court
of Elizabeth, reading "Macbeth," and
Schiller reading Don Carlos before the
court of the Grand Duke Do Weimar,
costing 8200; elegant Black Walnut
Bedroonrsults; elegant Carpets and the
entire Parlor, Bedroom, Dinlngroom
and Kitchen Furniture. For any infor
mation, or parties wishing to Inspect
the furniture before sale will call upon
Mr. B. S. Worsley, the auctioneer.
Ten cents for a cup of Fabre's nice
And Fevers of all kinds yield readily to
Moore's Revealed Remedy. Kept by all
It is clearly evident to most Amer
icans that the advantage of this coun-
j " " AumuiJij iug uomesuc in
dustries, rather than in diminishiug
them. Every new industry hat can
be maintained, which supplies a want
felt by the people, ia a clear gain in
every way, as employing workmen,
keeping profits at home, using
materials produced here, paying
wages that are spent here, and tend
ing to make us industrially independ
ent. The very highest form of
national life is that which exists with
the widest possible diversification of
industry. England suffers to-day be
cause she has intensified her manu
factures and neglected to cultivate
her soil thoroughly. Ireland and
India suffer because they have agri
culture without manufactures. We
give our people a chance in every
direction, and so we possess the high
est prosperity and the most robust
national life. Textile liecord.
Bucklen's Arnica Snlre.
Tim Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, SaltRhemn,
Fever bores. Tetter, Chapped Hands,
Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Erup
tions, and positively cures Piles, or no
pay required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction, or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by W.
Have the following to say of "Wis
dom's Bobertine, the great beautifier
and preserver of the complexien:
Pobtlxnd, Or., Jane 4, 1837.
ToHr.W. M. Wisdom Dear Sir: I
have tried your Bobertine. It is excellent,
ana x snail oe pioasoa to recommend it
to nil my lady friends. Believe me,
yours truly, Rhea.
Portland. Dec, 188.".
To Mr. W. M. "Wisdem: The "Bober
tine you so kindly sent me is excellent.
It is the finest preparation I have ever
used, and is a decided acquisition to
every lady's toilet. Yours truly,
Pobtland, Or., April C, 1837.
Dear Mr. Wisdem: I have tried your
"Bobertine," and it gives me much
pleasure to say -that it is excellent for
the complexion, being one of the host
articles of the kind I have ever used. Be
lieve me, yours sinoerely,
For sale by "W. E. Dement & Co.
druggists, Astoria, Oregon
Do You Want Your Fines
T. Clifton will do the lob for you neat
and cheap. Leave orders at this office.
At Frank Fabre's for sunnero. par
ties, etc The best cooked to order.
It Is a Fact
That we do not sell at Philadelphia,
Boston or New York prices, but we do
sell 50 per cent cheaper than any other
Jewelry house In town. We have one
ol the largest and best selected stocks
of the finest quality of Watches and
Jewelry made, which we not only sell
at the lowest possible rate, but give a
guarantee, ana any one S100 who will
produce anything sold by the Crystal
Palace that is notexactly as represented.
The best oysters
in any sivle at
Being about to leave Astoria to locale
in Oakland, Cala., I cannot go without
thanking my many friends and patrons
for their friendship and patronage while
1 have been among yon, and hope that
if you should come my way you won't
forget to call on Tom Maiks.
Of six months' stauding cured by one
half a bottle of Moore's Revealed Rem
edy. All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with tho choicest
Eerfumery, and toilet articlos, etc can
o bought at the lowest prices, at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
For the very best pictures go to II. S.
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Oysters In .Every Slyle
At the Central Restaurant, next to
Foard & Stokes'.
At Private Sale.
Household Furniture of all descrip
tions. Parties desiring good and ser
viceable furniture should can at once
at residence on Astor street, second
house from Cass, opposite Congrega
Moores Revealed. Remedy
A sure and certain cure for Dyspep
sia. For Fall Particulars
Of Moore's Revealed Remedy, sec Cir
culars. The finest and nicest steak to be had
In town at Fabre's.
Tp.pl cream, fine duality supplied at
short notice by Frank Fabre, any part
or the city: S2.soa gauon.
Decorative Art Rooms.
Mrs. Gates will open Embroidery and
Decorative Art Rooms, in a fow days,
next door to Mrs. Malcolm's Millinery
Parlors, and will give lessons in all the
Late Art Work; also furnish material
for the same. Having spent a- year east
and much time in New York Art
Rooms, have many new facilities.
In Astoria, Septembers, 1S87, to tho
wife of Peter Wetzel, a son.
HE WnOLE OR HALF INTEREST OF
the business of Magnus C. Crosby, con
sisting of Hardware, Stoves, Metals ana
Plumbers' Stock. This business was estab
lished May 1, 107, and Is among the very
hMf n tlm riJv of Astoria. Kothlne but ill
health prompts the disposal. Full particu
lars on application.
JOHN G. BLAKE, Master,
Is ready for business, and will do Towins or
BUSINESS OF ANY KIND
On the River, at reasonable rates. ITead
THE LAST WEEK II ASTOEIA FOB
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W Close Our Doors Next Saturday Night.
A.N'O IF YOU WISH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOW PlttOE.,
YOU MUST BE SPRY ABOUT IT!
WHOLESALE AND, RETAIL DEALER IX
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery. Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
Received fresh every Steamer.
The Largest Stock in Astoria,
And the Lowest Prices!
GHIFFIXT & HEED.
Headquarters for Ammunition.
THE BEST IN THE WORLD.
The Winchester Repeating Shot Gun, S25.00!
A Fine Side Snap Marline Made Twist, Double-barrel Shot Gun, Box Shells and
TooU, $17.50. Spartine Goods, Ammunition ami the Famoun Swedish Kazor
E. C. HOLDEN,
AUCTIONEER 2 COMMISSION
Dealer in New ami Sccoml-hami Furniture
Will conduct Auction Sales of l.aml. Stock
or Household Goods in the country.
Will appraise and purchase Second-hand
Consignments solicited. Quick Sales and
Prompt Cash iteturns Guaranteed.
Astoria Agent for Dally and Weekly Ore
Neat, Quick And Cheap at The
ASTORIAN JOE OFFICE
LOEB & CO.
fiees, Liprs ai-Ciprs.
A Large Stock of
FIRST CLASS GOODS.
Supplied at Lowest Market Rates.
All orders filled promptly and Accurately.
Agents for First Class Foreign and Domestic
Main street Opposite Parker House,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
Strike It Rich !
Foard & Stokes
Their largely Increasing trade enables
them to self at the very lowest margin
of proflt while giving you goods
tliat are of first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
The Highest Price Paid for Junk.
lew York Novelty
Headquarters fur School Books. A Complete
Line of the
Official Text Books.
Prices Guaranteed Satisfactory.
The New York Novelty Store.
At the Parlors of the Munson House,
The Simplified Taylor System
For Cutting Garments
Of every description. Instructions given
in the Art aud Science by
MISS INEZ E, STOUT.
Also at the Munson House are choice Fur
nished Rooms to rent by
MRS. A. E. STOUT.
Bids For Spruce Limbs.
THE DIRECTORS OF SCHOOL Dis
trict No. l, Astoria, will receive bids
for 30 cords of A 1 Spruce Limbs to be deliv
ered at tho school house In said district.
The directors reserve the right to reject any
and all bids.
By order of the Board.
J. G. HUSTLER.
Astoria, Sept. 1, 1887. Clerk.
Tone Up The System.
NERVE FOOD, Manufactured and for
Mineral "Waters, Soda Water. Dally de
livery in all parts of the City. Office and
Works on Jetferson street, west of Cass.
A Genuine Boom.
A GENUINE BOOM IN "SUPERIOR"
Stoves, Ranges and Heaters. Another
overland arrival recently ot these celebra
ted goods, being the fourth carload brought
to this market since November, '80. It re
quires no loquacity to dispose of these
goods ; their Intrinsic merit does the busi
ness. Sold only by Magnus O. Crosby.
And Solid Satisfaction Are Guaranteed
THE EMPIRE STORE
Suitings and Trimming- Velvets. A Fine Line of In
fants' Dresses. Cloaks and Worsted Sliirts, Ladies'
Calico Wrappers, Cotton, Wool and Muslin Underwear.
a. ooivei'XjEjts stock
Of Quilts and Blankets, Gents Clothing, Fti-tiMiing Goods, Boots,Shoes, Trunks
and Yalises at the Lowest Cash Pric s at the Empire Store.
TVT A JSTAQ-EJEl.
JEJL jSi FJexX&J&jeSIih
Hay, Oats, anil Straw, Lime, Met Cement, Sand and Plaster
Wood Delivered to Order. Drajlnjr, Teaming and Express linshibss.
I'litt apply to the Captain, or to
AT LOWEST PRICES IN ANY PART OF THE CITY,
Fruits and Vegetables
In Season. Everything Warranted as Represented. Corner Chenamusand
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FIBE AND MAE1E
FRANK DEKUM .President
W. H. SMITH Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD .Secretary
No. 160 Second St., Portland, Or.
I. W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or.
Tie 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
Is 818 per Tear for $&,000 Insar&aee,
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. BOZOUTH. Agent.
F, K. BEACH, Pres., J, McORAKEN. Vice Pre
J . K, EhDERklN. LOUIS LOKWEN BERG.
The Northwest Fire & Marine
No. s Washington St., Portland, Or.
R. Ii. BOYJLE, Astoria Agent.
Office at I. X.L. Packing Co.
J. McCraVen. F.K.Arnold. F. E, Batch,
Frank M.Warren, O . H. Prescott. K. Eggert,
J, LoTTenbers, J.K.Eldrkin, D. D, Ohphant
Money to Loan on Appro?ed Heal
EepsM in Oregon, $300,000
SOS. 8Q1. 388.
Roval.-NorwIch-TJnlon and Lancashire Com-
blnation Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
Qermanla of New York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation.
SABINE .IXSDB1SCK COYERED BY OCR
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Elmore; Sanborn & Co.
Representing the Largest and Most Relia
ble Fire Insurance Companies.
All Business promptlyjand accurately tran
acted. FlavelsWnarf , - Astoria Oregon.
Liverpool & London & Globe, North British
and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh.
Hartford of Connecticut, Commercial of
California Agricultural, of watertown. New
"York, London & Lancashire ot Liverpool,
jrag.. ire insurance uompanies, itepresem
In a capital of fe7,ooapoa.
B, TA 0U8E9T, Agent,
CUR J PARKEB
E ben P. Parher,Maater.
KorTOVriNO, FRKIGHT orCJHAit
U. 11. PARKCll.
jdrT1 A T"T71
The Farmers' Company,
Of Salem, Oregon, --
THE LEADING COMPANY OF THE
Private Dwellings and Farm Property a
J. W. CONN, Agent. Astoria.
HOLT & CO. Proprietors.
Scroll and turned Balustrades,
Boat Material, etc,
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to Style4Qoa41-.
ty and Prices.
Mill and Office cor. Polk und Concomly
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or,
Machinists M Boiler Mm.
Land and Marino Engines
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
J. 6. HU8TI.KR, . Secretary.
I. W. Case, M.:....TmiUir.
J onx Fox. -. . Supdnteaeat.
GUSTAY HANSEN, Pro.
A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine
At Extremely Low Prlcsa.
All floods Bought at Ttl "EtMUkMt
Watch and Clsck Bepalri
A SPECIALTY. .'
Corner Cass and Squemoqua SlrMts.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
kt Cspt. Eogers old stand, corner ot Oast
and Court Streets.
Bhin anil flAnnarv work. TTnriMfcniiTirr
Wasoss made and repaired. Geef work
Diamonds s Jewelry
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