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SATURDAY JULY 21. 1SSS.
AS FOR INSTANCE.
Is a spirit of broad friendliness and
with sincere desire for mutual pros
perity The Astorian desires to sug
gest that such prosperity can only
result from co-operation, and that
bitterness and division can only ro
To tell one class of our citizens
that they are "slow, unprogressive,
waterlogged, inert, miserly, selfish,"
etc.; to inform them that they can do
the world the best service by leaving
it, is, to say the least, not a flattering
prospect, present or future, to that
much respected class. To further in
form that portion of the community
that the expenses that they are
always objecting to can in their case
be removed by dying and thus effect
ing a permanent saving of the appar
ently superfluous process of keeping
their bodies above ground, does not
add to the attractiveness of the offer.
To tell them that if they don't make
some move you will get up and go
and tako your enterprise and push
along with you is likely to arouse the
very natural rejoinder. "Go and be
damned to you. We were here first.
We have the works and what is it
your business what we do with what
belongs to us. Can't a man do what
be likes with his own?"
On the other hand it is not believed
by unbiased observers to be a good
plan for those who possess all the
wisdom and most of the wealth and
real estate to be too hasty in consign
ing to eternal perdition that portion
of the community who desire to amass
some of the world's wealth beforo the
second coming of Christ, and who
have more objection to living poor
than they have to dying poor.
There is" much to be said on both
sides, dearly beloved. The truth lies
between. The man who came here
before you did and who takes con
siderable ploasure in informing you
that all things happened, transpired,
and took effect before you came here;
who worked hard, saved his money,
invested bis savings, and possesses
some property, has just as much hu
man nature in him as anybody else,
and it is human nature for a man to
hold on to what has cost earnest ef
fort On the other hand, people who
never had a hundred dollars at one
time in their lives; who are in a
hurry to get hold of some of, the cir
culating medium; who think the
world owes them a living and want
to consider their claim as an overdue
chattel mortgage, overlook the ethics
of the occasion nnd tho rights of the
party of the first part
Theso hasty souls must bear in
mind that a man has an absolute
right in this country to do just ex
actly what he pleases provided he
doesn't interfere with his neighbor's
right to do as he pleases. If A. owns
a lot and has a warranty deed to it, he
can grade it or sell it, or hold it or do
just as he has a mind to with it This
will not admit of successful contra
diction, and should be remembered.
B., who owns no lot, may kick; ho
may have the money to buy a lot, but
if A. doesn't want to sell, if he holds
his lot at a price exceeding B.'s pile,
while our sympathies may bo with B.,
it must not be forgotten that it is A.'s
lot, and in all justice A. ought to
have the say so about it
One cannot climb to prosperity on a
ladder made of honey and chopped
straw, and plain talk is sometimes
necessary. One needs a middling
tight grip on a handful of facts that
will help to give a fair view.
There is, or should be, a certain
fairness and dignity in life. It is un
fair to scold those who possess prop
erty and it is undignified to whine be
cause of its non-possession. There
are'just as good chances to get wealth
now as ever there were. There is
more in the man than there is in tho
times, and if some of tho energy that
is wasted in kicking were invested in
patient effort, it would be probably
productive of more practical results:
We have to take tho material just
as wo find it and fashion it as best we
can. It is so easy to give advico to a
a man about what he ought to do
with his property that this particular
avocation is overdone. There is ad
vice enough on hand at present to
run three towns tho size of Astoria;
and if some of tho enterprise displayed
in this direction were turned into
more practical channels it would,
perhaps be better.
Blame or fault finding is useless.
It all amounts to this: Thoso who
are not content, who want something
different, something bettor and more
progressive, can, it they work to
gether, succeed in having it Whore
there's a will there's a way. It is
childish to rail at men who don't feel
like doing anything. The point is to
ignore them, to do, so far as possible,
what the complainers say these men
should do, and if they don't become
interested, get on without them or
even in spite of them. It gives the
obstructionists too much importance
altogether to be eternally pointing to
the fact that they are in the road.
Are there no roads but one? If they
won't get out of tho way, make a new
road; push forward to prosperity. In
this, a nowepaper can be but "as
the voice of one crying in the wilder
ness make straight the way of tho
Lord," can be but as a finger board
pointing the way. But better that
than an echo of a voice of wailing and
At present self-help is the e33ential
requisite for the advancement of this
community. The streets of Paris are
kept clean because every man keeps
clean that little strip of street and
sidewalk in front of his own door. If
each would bend his energies to the
advancement of the city as far as in
him lies, even in tho line of his own
private interests, and not mind stop
ping so often to see what somebody
else is doing, we would all get ahead
a good deal faster. It is just a3 easy
to form good habits as bad ones and
just as hard to break them. Too many
Astorians have formed the bad habit
of crying and croaking and prophesy
ing and bending double over imagin
ary worries, when if they would but
brace up and go heartily and steadily
to work, they would bo vastly better
off in body, mind and fortune.
As regards A's lot, while he has a
right to sell it, or hold it or refuse to
do anything but chaw about "taxes,"
it may not be amiss to suggest that
there is a way to stir the sensibilities of
thoso who want to know wliy you are
trying to get immigration this way,
and ruin them by competition. The
only way to stir those who have a
fear of tho future, who want to freeze
out everybody but themselves, and
who having had their names dropped
from duty's muster rolls aro content
to slip down the back stairs to obliv
ion, is to tax them. When au Astor
ian refuses 81,000 for a lot that is
assessed on the tax roll for 31,003
with an alleged "indebtedness" of that
amount allowed, tho aforesaid Asto-
rian ceases to be an obstructionist
and becomes dishonestly derelict
Ho is no less a swindler than the man
who refuses to pay his honest debts.
Tho swindle is perpetrated on the
rest of the community who pay for
streets, and lights, and police, and
courts. He gets equal benefit and
dodges his share of the bill. This is
dishonest It is also foolish on the part
of those who pay taxc3 and allow it.
As between tho taxpayers and the tax
eaters it becomes a serious question.
If A and A's ilk take delight in re
fusing to sell their property, and
which they have a perfect right to dc,
let them pay for the luxury of exclu
sive possession by paying taxes on
about the same basis of values.
Tho present system of assessing
property in this city and county is a
Jar Qxve Dp
Shoalwater Bay and Gray's Harbor
Tho Str. "Con. Mllos."
Will leat e for TILLAMOOK KOCK on a
Sunday, the 22nd inst.
Fare, Cents. $2,50; Ladies, $1,50
GRAY'S IIAltDOR, Tuesday July 21th.
SHOALWATER BAY, Thursday July Mtli,
CRAY'S HARBOR, July 31st
l'or freight or passage apply to
J. H. I. GRAY,
Shoalwater Bay and Gray's Harbor
The P. & C. a S. Co.'s Steamer
Will sail from PORTLAND f orTILLAMOOK
Saturday, July 21st.
at 8 p, m, For Shoalwater Bay and G raj's
Thursday, July 26th,
at 8 r. it.
Fare to Tillamook and Gray's Harbor. $C.
anoaiwaier Bay. s l'rom jvsiona $i less.
Freight, merchandise S3. Flour and mill
feed excluding bran, SI. Freight lo Shoal
water Bav S4. If sufficient freight offers a
trip to Yaquina and Coos Bay will Le made
cany in August.
F. R. STRONG. President.
C.P. UPSHUR, Agent Astoria.
ON THE MORNING OF JULY 17TH.
below Clatsop spit, a whole 45 mesh
net. Leads marked J. A. D. Tho onner
can hare the same by applying to John Nel
son ai ine cannery oi u. i, nume.
CHIEF JUSTICE PULLER.
Confirmed By The Senate Yesterday.
Hackay Hasn't Sold His Atlantic Cable.
(special to tiie astoeian)
New Yokk. July 20 The Western
Union Telegraph Co., officially says
there is no foundation for tue report
published in Carson City, Nevada, to
the effect that Jay UouIJ. had pur
chased John T. Macinj's cable for
WAsniKGTOK, July 20 Tho senate
closed its doors at 12:30 r. u. to-day
and proceeded in secret to formal
consideration of Melville W. Fuller's,
nomination as chief justice of the
United States supreme conrt. At
one o'clock, the upper lobbies and
upper committee room3 were cleared,
and the occupants driven down stairs
so that the doors and windows of the
senate chambers might be opened,
without risk of betrayal of proceed
ings. Later. Fuller has been conBrmed
by a vote of 41 to 20.
ADVICE TO 3IOTHEKN.
Mrs. Wixslow's Soothixq Syrup
should always he used for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens
the punis.allajs all pain, cures wind
cliohe. and is the best remedy fordiar-rliooa.Twenty-five
cents a bottle.
You Aro Iiit crested.
IlaviiiR purchased very larjjrtly in
eastern markets of stationery and fancy
goods we are now prepared to furnish
icry low prices at wholesale and retail
Griffix Jfc ltKr.n.
When You Go to Portland
Frank Fahre, Occidental hotel restau
rant, win ue piaci to see ins Astotia
friends, A good dinner at a moderate
price and everything in season.
The latest style of Gents' Hoots and
noes at r. .1. uoodmax s.
Coffee and cake, ten cents, at the
At the Telephone Ilestaurant for sup
pers, parties, etc. me best eooKeu to
At my old stand. J. Jovi.ix.
fTlHE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
X stockholders of tho O. F. L. & B. asso
ciation w 111 be held on Thursday. August
23d, at two p.m. at Odd Follows Hall, for
tue purpose oi electing seven directors ana
transacting such other business as may
come Deiore ine meeting.
U. REED. President.
A. J. JIEGLEE. Secretary.
Astoria, July 20th, 1838.
The Str. Telephone
Fast Time Between Portland
Leaving Astoria Monday.......
" " Tuesday
.G A. M
..2 J v. M
. r. w.
.7 r. St.
.2 :30 1 M.
Close connections at Kalamato the Sound ;
at Astoria with the Gen. Miles for lhvaco
Ojstervllle and Grays Harbor; at Portland
with ine i). & u. lu it., ana west siae trains.
P. W. V. It. K ; Vancouver and Oregon
City boats, and Eastern bound trains.
Astoria Iron Works.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or
Machinists anQ Boiler Maters.
Land and Marine Engines
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
JOnjf Fox President, nnd SuDt.
A, L. For, Vice President
o. u. iiuarLKit .sec and Treas,
TWO NIGHTS ONLY.
Monday and Tuesday, July 23, 24.
Special engagement of America's
great Romantic actor, au
thor and manager.
Mr. McKee Rankin.
MISS MABEL BERT.
And an axceedlngly STRONG COMPANY.
Two Great Plajs:
"The New Danites"
Sale of reserved seats will open on Sat
urday Morning, July 21st, at 10 A. M , at the
New York Novelty Store.
SPECIAL AUCTION SALE.
On account of Departure.
Saturday, July 21st,
At 10 o'clock a.m The Entire, Well kept and
almost New Furniture of Residence, con
sisting of one Elegant Grand Square Piano,
Walnut and Ash Bed Room sets. Walnut
Parlor set. Wardrobe, Marble Top Center
Tables, New Selling Machine. Mirrors,
Chairs. Cooking Range and Healing Stove,
Carpets, with Dining Room and Kitchen
I am Instructed by N. Johanscn, Esq , and
will sell by auction, without reserve, the
abore mentioned goods. Premises at the
Terminus of Street Car Line,. Sale Positive.
Terms Cash, B. S. WORSLEY.
NORTHERN PA0IPI0 MEETING.
Death of Edward P.Roe, the Novelist.
Destructive Fires In Westorn 3HchlKan.
(special to the astoeiak.)
New York, July 20. Northern Pa
cific directors bad a Ions session jes
terdaybnt tho officials of tbo com
pany after adjournment refused to
make a statement for tho press ex
cept that the meeting considered the
plan of several extensions.
DEXIES THE SATjE.
Virginia, Nev., July 20. -John W.
Mackay emphatically denies tho re
port of the sale of his cable property
to Jay Gonld form 311,000,000 or any
sum, as reported in yesterday's Car
NEWJJEtta. N. Y.. July 20 E. P.
Roe died early this morning. Mr.
Roe was a well known author of
many popular novels among them
being "Barriers Burned Away,"
"Opening of a Chesnut Burr,"
"Through Fire," "The Minister's
Wooing," "Nature's Serial Story,"
"A Tale of tho Chioaeo Fire," and
"The Earth Trembled," n story of
the Uharleston earthquake.
Chicago, July 20. Two of the an
archists, Chelboun and Chnpck have
furnished the required bonds of 85,
000 each last evening and have been
released. Kronck, the arch conspir
ator is still in confinement ana will
donbtles3 so remain.
Deep River, Mich., July 20.
Heavy forest fires are raging over the
county all the way between this place
and Gladwin. Timber of all kinds is
being destroyed. Fences and other
property damaged, many farmers
have, to fight for their homes. There
has been no rain of any consequence
for three months.
31enls Cootccd to Order.
Privato rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Itestnurant, next to Foaul &
Big Bargains in
Co to tho Emporium.
PHIL. A. STOKES & CO.
(Next door to Foard &, Stokes.)
Everything a Hflan Wears
Sold at Very Low Prices and warranted exactly as represented.
NO IJETTEIt CHANCE IN ASTOIU.V TO GET CLOTHING OI' ALL
KINDS AT BOTTOM PRICES.
PHIL. A. STOKES & GO.
Seines, Pounds, Traps,
FISH NETTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
MADE TO OKDKK OF BEST QUALITY.
Woodberry Seine Twines
AT LOWEST PKICES Ob NETTING COMBINATION.
Barbour's Salmon Net Threads.
HENRY DOYLE & CO., 517 and 519 MarM SI,
Sole Agents for tho Pacific Coast.
UNEN GILL NETTING A SPECIALTY.
The Oldest and Largest Manufacturers of
IN THE UNITED STATES.
Salmon Parse Seines. Salmon PoM Nets. Salmon Bill Ms.
i3T"Ei8!i Nettings of all kinds supplied at the shortest possible notice, and
at the lowest rates. All made from our
Shephard Gold Medal Twines.
Guaranteed to be the strongest and most desirable twine now made especially for the
PACIFIC COAST EISHERIES.
This TWINE Is manufactured only by ourselves, directly from the raw material,
and costs no more In NETTINGS than the cheaper grades.
Send for samples; also for our illustrated catalogue. Highest awards at Boston,
Philadelphia and London.
American Not and Twin Company.
WHY do I have this drowsy,lifo
loss feeling? "WHY do I havo
"Backache? WHY Neuralgia and
Khoumatism? WHY' does Scrofu
lous taint and Erysipelas show
BECAUSE your blood is filled
with Poison, which must be Com
pletely Eradicated before . you
can regain health. Yon must go
to tho root of the matter. Put the
Kidneys the great and only blood
purifying organs in complete
order, which is comploto health,
Warner's Safe Cure
and WABNEB'S SAFE PILLS
your Cure is Certain.
WHY do wo j know this.?
BECAUSEp tensof thous
ands of grate- M ful men and
women in all m parts of the
world have W voluntarily
written us to g this effect.
There is no stand-still in dis
ease. You are oither growing
Better or Worse. How is it with
WHY not to? day resort to that
medicine which has veritably
Cured Millions, and which will
cure you if you will give it a
All of "Warner's prerjarations are
Purely Vegetable. They are made
on honor. They are time-tried.
They are No New Discovery.Un
tried and Worthless; on the con
trary, they havo Btood tho test
they have proved their superiority.
They stand alone in pre-eminent
merit, and YOU KNOW IT.
Men's Clothing !
Am W ALLBBT.
WHOLESALE AND ItETAIL DKALEtt IN
Groceries; Provisions and fM Feed,
Crockery, Glass g Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest .isroitmeut of .
Fresh. 2F2MA.its and ITeget&blea.
Keceived frob ccry Steamer.
SS r-ii - i' - - -- -- -- "- -,. y. ---! urii ii
J. C. CLINTON
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Candies. Smokers' Articles, Etc.
New Goods Received Dally.
Opposite City Itook Store.
H, B, fjl:
FIRE BRICK deali
Hay, Oats, ani Straw, Lime, BricX Ceient, Sanfl and Plaster
Wood Dellrered to Order. Drajlnp, framing and llxprcsi Dnnlcen.
TKK apply to the Captain, or to
CAttr. A. HANSON'
Parker & Hanson
C. L. PARKER,
New Goods Arriving Every Steamer
The Old Stand - Astoria Oregon.
The New Model Range
CAN BE HAD IN ASTORIA, ONLY OF
IS. R, HAWHS,
Agent. Call and Examine It ; You Will be rieayed. E. II. llawcs Is alio Agent for the
Buck Patent Cooking Stove,
AND OTHER TIRST CLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work, Steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand.
Special Attention Paid to
A Fine Line of" Jewolry, Clocks
and Watches on Hand.
All Work Guaranteed.
Water St, East of Aug. Danielsou's.
The New York
- Have a Finely AsorIed Stock o
Jewelry, Watches, Clocks,QpticalGoods
Fine Stationery, Cutlery and Fancy Goods.
Of All Descriptions, Bought in Ihe Best
SOLD by any one this side of San Francisco.
Opposite Parker House, Main St., Astoria.
Laird. Schobep S Kliicheirs
a rcr.!. i.ixr:.
J. W. BOTTOM, Proprietor,
Water Street, Tno Doors East of OIney.
Fine CIS", Toliccos and Smolers Article.
Sold at Lowest Slarket Gates.
FRUITS. CANDIES NOTIONS.&o
tben P. Pmker,Mastc'r.
3 ForTOlVINO, FREIGHT' orL'IlAh-
II. It. 1A11KKS(.
Tlieir l.irsely Increasms trade enables
tliem to sell at the very lowest margin
or profit while giving yon goods
that are of first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
The Highost Price Paid for Junk,
At No. 15, above Toarrt & Stokes
More, Water htreet.
Mr(. Ahlberg "an Experienced Dressmaker
Swedish and Finland languages spoken.
Markets and CANNOT BE UNDER
Foard & Stokes