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THE DAILY AST01UAN, ASTORIA, TUESDAY MOKNINU, MAltCll 0, 1894.
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scribers the largest circulation of any
newspaper publlahed on the Columbia
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application to the business manager.
- This paper Is In possesion of all the
telegraph franchises, and is the only
paper on the Columbia river that pub
lishes genuine dispatches.
The Dally Astorlan's circulation Is
five times as great as that of the com
bined circulation of the other dally pa
pers of Astoria.
The Weekly Astorlan, the third old
est weekly in the state of Oregon, has,
next to the Portland Oregonlan, the
largest weekly circulation in the state.
Subscribers to the Astorlnn are re
quested to notify this office, without
loss of time, immediately they fall to
receive their dally paper, or when tr.ry
do not get it at the usual hour, - By do-
li'sr this they will enable the manage'
ment to place the blame on the proper
parties ana to insure a speedy remedy,
Handley & Haas are our Portland
agents and copies of the Astorlan can
be had every morning at their stand
on First street.
For the Weak, Beginning To-day.
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DATS A.M. KM. f A.M. P.M.
b m I It. h in I It. h in fijlim I li
Tue.. 6 0Tl7Tri2188 0irM0lH"T64i0 1
Wed. 71 1 1417 91112 5518 Oil 7 1212 4 7 210 8
Thr.. 8 1 408 2 1 347 9 7 4S1 8 7 48,0 6
Local weather for the twenty-four
hours ending at 5 p. m. yesterday, fur
nlBhed by the U. B. Department of Ag
riculture weather bureau.
Maximum temperature, 41 degrees;
minimum temperature, 34 degrees; pre
cipitation, 1.16 Inches.
Total precipitation from July 1, 1893,
to date, 74.30 inches; excess of precipi
tation from July 1, 1893, to date, 20.90
Portland, Ore., March 5. For West
ern Washington and Western Oregon:
Rain or snow; slight changes In the
For Eastern Washington and EaBtern
Oregon: Bnow; slight changes in the
It has been decided by the courts in
San Francisco that the trolley system
of electric propulsion may be Introduced
on ona of the streets there. The point
having been raised that the trolley 1b a
public nuisance, the court holds that
such is not the case. Accidents to the
bearing wires and poles, it was claimed,
were certain to occur along a thorough
fare beset with traffic. The trolley sys
tem undoubtedly has this disadvantage
in populous cities, and in the east the
press has made a stubborn fight against
Its introduction and maintenance, elo
quent) argument being furnished almost
dally by the death or injury of citltens
by the wires.
1 Judge McUrlde contemplates having
Introduced at the next session of the
legislature an amendment to the pres
ent tax law, which will forever dis
pose of the difficulty of enforcing the
collection of taxes. His plun Is to have
the law so amended as to empower clr.
cult Judges, when suits to enjoin
Bherlffs from collecting taxes are heat d,
to examine witnesses as to the value of
the property of the plaintiffs, and there
upon assess the taxes and require the
plaintiffs to pay the costs of the pro
ceedings. This the Judge rightly claims
would be In line with the theory which
he has held, and which the supreme
court has sustained, that a man shall
have no standing In a court of equity
until he can show that he has tendered
a Just and equitable amount in payment
of hla taxes.
The East Oregonlan of the 2d Inst.
Klves the Information that a Mr. Hunt,
representing the Chicago house of Sned
don & Co., book publishers, l in that
city, and that he "Is touring Oregon in
t.rvlewlnff county superintendents and
nubile school prlncliuils on tho subject
of text-books, in anticipation of prob
able legislative action next January.
when the mutter of adopting new text
books for the schools of Oregoa will
come up." Of course Mr. Hunt "finds a
general dlssaUufactlon with the Ian-
uae and spelling book now In use,"
os is quite natural on, the part of an
enterprising drummer desirous of dis
posing of his goods. Oregon's school
children, however, vttl compare favor
ably in point of educational advantages
with the children In the schools of other
states; and in the interest of economy,
which seems to be the chief aim of the
people of Oresn at prem-nt. lelslatlv
ju-tlon, even for the advancement of
Mr. Hunt's plans, would be IH-advlsed
for eome time to iuiw.
, , ,., nam mm. i, I -1 T
The projM4 to have congress enact
a law lcgallKir-if vwil ts ly a majority
,f U.e Jui-i.-s in rivt! rss;i 1 a rfuum
v.;,;, t. i.o : 3 to be frifdl
. . It is t.iuwb:it at variance wjtb
..... ... tt ".-' l,MVimtMtal
f j:i. i v minds are
analyze evidence, when it is remember
ed that the decisions of Judges are rare
ly unanimous. The benefits resulting
from majority verdicts In criminal cases
would, however, be greater. Owing to
the complications of criminal practice,
through new trials and the straining of
evidence very minutely in favor of the
defendant the chances of conviction ore
very problematical on the strongest tes
timony, but the best thing the defend
ant has in his favor is the requirement
that all the Jurors shall agree. A very
little good .management on lines well
understood by lawyers results in a Jury
disagreeing. Were a majority verdict
lermlsf)lble a comparatively small num
ber of misunderstandings would arise,
and defendants would bo generally In
clined to accept the first decision lven
as likely to be as favorable to them as
any that woild come from a new trial
The saving of time in the courts and
the certainty of Justice would equally
The London. Times, the chief mouth
piece of the unionists in England,
claims that with Gladstone's retirement
the cause of home rule for Ireland will
be dropped. The Times clearly over
looks the fact that all of Gladstones
colleagues, including Lord Rosebery,
who,. It now seems certain, Is to suc
ceed the Grand Old Man, are commit
ted to ,the policy of home rule, and that
there will bo no abandonment of this
program. The lioerai majority wouiu
quickly bo dissipated were the cause of
Ireland a dead issue. The liberals would
not hold together for a week. The
Irish nationalists are pledged to some
form of autonomous government, and
tho electorate of Great Britain has been
won over to the proposed change. There
could not now, with even the faintest
degree of consistency, be a change of
face, considering the action of the
commons In passing triumphantly the
measure proposed by the government
last year. 1
Another Citizen Who Correctly Meas
ures Mr. Braekhus' Powers.
Astoria, March 5, 1894.
Editor of The Astorlan Dear sir.
Mr. Braekhus and his preaching un
Mr. Braekhus and his preaching un
erase among the Scandinavians these
days. The majority of the members of
Bethany church of Uppertown are thor
oughly convinced that he Is a messen
ger from God,, whose mission It is to
wake them up from their pln-Dlecp.
They are worked up to u keen sensibili
ty of the danger in which their souls
are placed by constantly coming In
contact with the children of the world.
In short, they are brought to a very
high standard of holiness so high, In
deed, that a good many of them have
found It necessary to sever their con
nection with the literary society "Min
erva," which until now had held Its
meetings In the basement of their
church. ThlH society was organized a
few months ago among the Scandina
vians of this town. They were offered
free hall In the basement of the Beth
any church, whose members were, In
fact, very anxious to have them there.
The constitution provided that the so
ciety should be strictly non-rellglous
and non-political, and nobody can s:ty
that that rule has ever been trespassed.
This was done In order to secure the
aid and, membership of all Scandina
vians, without regard to faith or opin
ions. The Society Minerva made rapid
progress under the excellent leadership
ot Li, U. ueliand. everybody took a
lively Interest In It; tho best of order
and harmony prevailed In fact, the so
ciety filled a long-felt want. All seemed
to have a sense of Its educational and
sociable Influence. Then came Mr.
Braekhus. During one of his trances he
made a bold front against the society,
which he declared to be of the devil.
While the word of aod was being
preached uetatrs, the devil was permit
ted to sit down In the basement, and
knit his not to catch tho children of
God In, and free of rent at that. There
Is written: "My house shall be called
a house of worship, but ye have turned
It Into a lion's den. Wo to the shepherd
of the Lord, wo to those children of
God who permit such devilment to go
on in their midst; drive the devil out;
chase htm out In the river and let the
fishermen catch him in their nets."
This was the sum of Mr. Braekhus'
eloquent plea for bigotry and supersti
tion. This thundering sermon hud tho
effect of rousing the susceptible con
science of Mr. Steen, the shepherd of
the Bethany congregation, who yester
day ordered the society tot vacate the
premise, and gave his shoop n warn
ing not to have anything to d with It.
I am grieved and ashamed to wltl)r"
such an exhibition of fanaticism among
my countrymen In this nineteenth cen
tury. Can it be possible that people
who claim to havt common sense can
oojmlder a well-meant effort by a lot of
working-men, living as they do If) a spir
itual drt, to enllhtn themselves, to
broaden thalr views of Jlfe. to foster
their sociable Jsmtloct, to cultivate
their sense of brotherhood and good-fellowship-can
any one. I say, consider
such an effort the devices f the devil?
If It la, let the devil have full sv;iy. Are
irl!y Mr. Buukltus and his followers
too shallow to that by such fanatl
cU.ru they really promote the cause of
IniKH-luy iiuhb limit il'o ki.ini."
heaven. When CiitW cleaned out the
Manic In Jerusalt m tlu MM;' doii't tell
that It was because they ran a literary
society In the basement (he would have
said yea and amen to that), but be
cause they were buying and selling and
probably gambling there, Just exactly
like the churches do nowadays during
I sincerely wish, and I feel convinced,
that this attack by Mr. r.raekhus on the
Scandinavian literary society Minerva
will rather strengthen It than other
wise; and that they will do all in their
power to break the fog of ignorance and
bigotry that Braekhus, Steen and others
are trying to" spread among the Scan
dinavians of this city.
THE BRAEKHUS CONTROVERSY.
Dr. Janson Makes Additional Remarks
Upon the Subject.
The following communication will be
found both Interesting and instructive:
Editor of The Astorlan: In your Sun
day paper there aptieared an article
signed "A Citizen," being ashamed to
sign his own name, In which "Citizen"
takes upon himself the defense of Mr.
Braekhus. It Is entirely devoid of any
argument, and hence nqt worthy of no
tice; but for tho benefit of "The Citi
zen" himself and his like, who can only
regard an object in one light, I shall
make a few additional remarks to my
former article. Like a good Christian,
when at a loss to find any argument, he
becomes personal, and by insinuations
against my ability and my faith, he
hopes to draw the attention away from
the real facts of the case. From the
writer's statements It is evident that he
does not understand the meaning of
the word "monomaniac." Allow me to
enlighten him on the subject, If the ca
paclty of his brain Is great enough to
grasp one sound thought. Monomania
Ib the derangement of a single faculty
of the mind, or with regard to a par
tioular subject only. One who Is afflict
ed with It Is a mono-maniac, or com
monly spoken of as a crank. lie eim
ply suffers from one delusion, out of
which he cannot be reasoned by any
adequate methods for the time being.
This being the case, I doubt very
much whether, by the closest examina
tion before or after death, we should
be able to detect any structural ab
normality of the brain or any part of
the nervous system. No, worthy "Citi
zen," In these cases we base our diag
nosis not so much on the physical ex
amination as on the actions of the pa
tient. I do not think there requires any
medical science to come to a definite
conclusion in this case. You have only
two alternatives to choose between the
man Is either an Impostor, or else he la
not responsible for his actions. In that
event I prefer to think him the latter,
as I should hate to think that any of
my fellow-beings could be bo heartless
and devoid of all morals as to resort to
such religious mockery. As to the
theory that he Is Inspired by the Holy
Ghost, none but nn Ignoramus and a
religious fanatic will accept that, and
to one of these I classify my worthy
In the second chapter of the Acts of
the Apostles we have an example of the
aspostles speaking under the Influence
of tho Holy Ghost. They all spoke in
language to suit the occasion. Parthi
an, Medes and islamites, etc., heard
these Galileans speak In their own
tongue, bo as to be distinctly under
stood. Our friend Braekhus does not
rpeak anything but Norwegian, and
not very good Norwegian at that. Fur
ther, these persons In the scriptures
who were baptized by the Holy Ghost
could drink poison, take up serpents,
raise the dead, etc. Will our friend give
ua these proofs of being inspired by tho
As to my bejng n Christian, If Idola
try and Christianity are synonymous
terms, I do not desire to be classified
as one. I evidently aspire higher than
my friend, "A Citizen," as I do not
look for my God In IMhony church.
What "Citizen" speaks of as wisdom I
consider as common sense, and I think
It Is the duty of every man. who thor
oughly understands the situation, to
speak up and condemn such sacriltglous
rlt.?s as those practiced by Mr. Braek
hus. "A Citizen" asks me why I do not re
sort to hypnotism In my practice? How
does "Citizen" know that I do not? To
some extent I have practiced It myself,
at least enough to convince me of the
powerful effects whluH hypnotic sugges
tions may exert upon the budy f.nd
mind. Even If I did not resort to It, it
would not bo because I did not have
faith In it, but because I was not capa
ble of using it right. A person may, for
Instance, criticise music, and at!ll not be
able to piny any Instrument hlmsc-lf.
When "Citizen" says that I must bo
afraid there will I quite a few cm
verts, ho Is right converts who will
sooner or Inter be ripe for the Insane
asylum. It may surprise "Citizen" to
know that the statistics of our asylums
show thai In about S3 per cent of our
Insane women the insanity is directly
or indirectly caused by religious ex
citement. Being a physician who advo
cates prevention !n preference to cure,
I um anxious to see such an abominable
practlcn as that resorted to by Mr.
E. JAN6BN, M. p.
"Do unto others as you would have
others do unto you." Is sympathetically
hown k tyie following lines, the pre
sumption King that sympathy is born,
or akin to palu or sorrojy:
"Gentlemen: Please send Krauso's
Headache Capsules ns follows: ' two
boxes to Flora Seay, Uavanua. N. tak.
Two boxes to Lillie Wilcox. Brookland,
N. Dak. I have always beon a great
sufferer from lisadaohe and your Cap
sules are the only ttwigr thut relieve
me," your very truly,
Havana, N. Dak.
For sr.le by Chas, Rogers, Astoria.
Or, &le Agent 1
J A troublesome skin disease caused
mc to scratch for ten months, and was
cured by a few days' use' of KTfyTSpi
M. H. Wolff, lS.l-'.vffrM
- Upp.-r Marlboro, Md.
Iwas curort somo years ncoof Wlilto Swelling
lnmylcgl)yiiinr;?jr3llanl liavo had no
symptoms of re lQitiiZUi "n ot tli ills
ease. Jilanv prominent siciunn attended
rue and failed, but tt. fc. S. did tlu) wcr.
PAUL W. K1RKPATKICK, Jolmion City, T"
Trcltiie cn Blood and Skin Di&M maiieil ff. LM
Atlanta, 0. -
fry ours I17
' Our Meat, Fish, Oysters,
Saratoga Chips, Eggs",
Like most other people,
our folks formerly used lard
for al 1 riuch purposes. When
it disagreed with any of the
family (which it often did,)
we said it was " too rich."
We finally tried
and not one of U3 has had
an attack of "richness"
since. We further found
that, unlike lard, Cottolene
had , no unpleasant ( odor
when cooking, and lastly
Mother'sfavorite and con
servative cooking authority
came out and gave it a big
clinched the matter. So
that's why we always fry
our3 in Cottolene.
Sold by all grocers.
BtFUSE AI L SUBSTITUTES. '.
N. K. FAIRBANKS, CO.,
ST. LOUIS and
CHICAGO, NEW VORK, BOSTON.
These tiny Capsules aro superior
to Balsam of Copaiba, f
Oulirha and Inactions, f ft!'
They euro in 43 hours tho
eamo d'.3ea.se3 vlthout jrayincon-
U venienco. SOLD BY ALL OHUCGISTS
In this city Is A. A. CLEVELAND, the
baker. He lcueads good bread for all
who need good bread, and "takes the
cake" for making the choicest confec
tionery. Whenever you are not busy,
and feel inclined for a loaf, don't forget
to call on CLEVELAND, at the Oregon
Have changed colors very frequently of
late; but our competitors change colors
every time they see our work.
We make wagons, shoe horses and do
all kinds of general
Perhaps you know this already. Cer
tainly you do, if you have ever em
Q. A. Sttnson & Co.
For Your Stomach's Sake!
You often need a llttlo wine, and
should never be without It In the house,
But be pure that It Is good; bad wine
might Injure ypijr stomach, and cer
tainly cannot Improve it.
Good liquor dealers have good custom
ers and keep good wine. They can't
afford to soil any other kind.
We claim that ours is th best store
In Actorla for every brand of wine, from
champagne down to sweet Catawba,
tfOGtfES & CO.
RAKES AND THINGS.
The Utile warni ruyn of 8;:n!i!r.c drop
ping In a little earlier those mornifci:.
as the Beacon advances, plainly say,
"(let ready, for folks will soon be want
ing garden things!" go we ARB getr
ting ready tur )u?ii, rakes, spades, etc..
etc., for your comi:ijr. Noycr mind the
prices they'll be as lltili; ns anybody's,
almost Biiroly smallor.
J. B, WYATT,
C. P. UPSHUR,
ASTORIA WOOD YARD
D. & D. R. Campbell, Proprietors,
Dealers In all kinds of
First Class Fuel.
Fi, VIni Maple, Spruce Limbs, Alder,
Hemlock and Ash. -Jsa, Jyst eiaW t
V.'eillnrton. Kowca:..li CauneJ, ),ui4
Loave oi ders at Canralian ii. Co 's
.t . f' -.'t t,f flTtl.- Street.
Oplers promptly nllr.A, Rnd
Meals are needed to give one's family
a year's growth. So much time Is spent
in the dining-room that it ought to ne
the brightest spot in the house. The
handsome Dining Tables do not cost as
much as a plain kitchen table cost a
few years ago. Come and sec those we
are selling for $6.
CHAS. HEILBORN & BON
a! v. al,l,kn,
Groceries, Flour, Feed, Provisions, Fruits,
Vegetables, Crockery, Glass and
Plated Ware. Loggers' Supplies.
Cor. Cass and Squemoque Streets. Astoria, Ore.
EVERY REQUISITE FOR
: first Class funerals :
POLL'S Undertakipg Parlors,
Ratci Reasoiuble. Embalming a Specialty.
JVtasic Hall -:-
334 First Street, Astoria. Or,
H. CHRISTENSEN, Prop.
A FREE CONCERT every night beginning at 8
o'clock. Good music. The best of wines, liquors
anJ cigars always on hand.
Noe & Scully,
Stoves, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
Sole Acentn for
MAGEE STOVES AND RANGES.
Jobbing a Specialty.
431 Second Street, Astoria, Or.
Washington Jfleat JJarket.
Corner Second and Main Streats.
Wholesale and Retail
Butchers : and : Packers.
Steamboats, Ships and Mills supplied on
short notice. I amllies supplied promptly
at the lowest rates.
CHRISTENSEN & CO.,
Is the Best of Its Class
On the Pacific Coast.
flfl UNEXCELLED TABLE.
Rates, $a dally and upwards.
J. A. FASTABEND,
Pile Driving, House, Bridge and
WHAIiP BUILDEK. ,
Address, box 180, postoffice- ASTORIA, ORE.
ROSS HIGGINS k CO.
Grocers, : and : Butchers
Astoria and Upper Astoria.
Fine Tens and Coffees, Tahle Delicacies, Domestic
and Tropical t-rults, VeireuNes, sugar
Cured Hams, Bacon, lite.
Choice Fresh - and - Salt - Meats.
xi mi lit
POTS VOU in Chicago
Omaha, Kansas Pity, t. Louis and al!
X 24 to 35 Hoars Ahead
Of Any Other tine.
Pullman and Tourist Sleepers
Free Reclining Chair Cars, Cin.
in Cars &re fun daily via the
Union Pacific Flyor Ipaylng Port,
land at 7:00 p. m.
Astpria to San Francisco.
Columbia, Monday, March .
Kute, Saturday, Marcli io.
Ci?umMar Thursday, M.mh 15.
S.Ue. Tutdj, AV-if-!) so,
Columt-ia, Sunday, M..irc!i a,
State, Friday. .March jo,
Astoria and Portland Stealers,
Steamer It. R. Thompson leaves) As
toria at tii-la a. m., daily except Sunday,
via Washington side of the river: re
turning, leave Portland' at 8 p. m., '
nijly, txeept twuurday. The Thomp
son t:iw-i lai)t!n3 on both sideu of
the river ubove WatertorJ, oa Lulu VP
and down trips. .
s. h. h. clark,
k. ellkut anderson,
john v doank.
fiu:pekic vL coudert.
Knr rates and Ber.j,raJ Jnrorrnatjcn call
oi or adJrs '
a. v.. i.oirNr.r.r:r.Rr.
A sent, Astoria, Or.
V. K. IIURI.RURT.
Ast On. i'aa. Act., rortlaml, Dr.
U Pi W,
Greatest Trans Continental
FflOlfl OCEAfl TO OCEAN
Palace Dining Room and Sleeping Cars.
Luxurious Dining Cars.
Elegant Day Coaches.
Observation Gars, allowing Unbroken
Viems of the Wonderful fountain
$5,00 and $10.00
Saved on all tickets east. Tourist cars
the best on wheels. Equipments of the
very finest throughout.
CANADIAN PACIFIC ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIP LINE
To China and Japan,
Empress of India leaves Vancouver
Empress of China leaves Vancouver
Empress of India leaves Vancouver
AUSTRALIAN STEAMER SERVICE
Leaves Feb. 10 and March J (5 for
Honolulu and Australian ports.
For ticket rates and Information, call
on or address,
JAS. FINLATSON, Agt,
A. B. Calder, Traveling Pass. Agt.,
Geo. McL. Brown, DlBt. Pass. Agt.,
Vancouver, B. C.
Connecting with All Transcontinenta
Lines is the Only Line running
EUECTRIC r IiIGtfTED . CAS
St Paul and
The Express Trains consists of Vestltuled, Sleeplne,
Dining and Parlor Can,
HEATED BY STEAM.
And furnished with Every Luxury known In moJer
For SPEED, COMFORT and SAFETY
This Line is Unequaled.
Tickets on sale at all prominent railway offteei,
For further Information inquire ot any ticket agent,
C. J. EDDY, General Agent.
J. W. CASEY, Trav. Pass. Agt.
ALL POINTS IN CflLIFOWlA
Via fhe V(; Shnsta Route of (ha
Southern Paeifie Co,
The Only floute Through Califor
nia to Points East and South.
THE SCENIC ROUTE OF
THE PACIFIC COAST
PULLMAN BUFFET SLPCpERJi
Attached to express trains, affording
.superior accommodations for second
clifjs 'pasgeBfc-elj.' 4 ' '
For rates, tickets, sleeping car rt;t;r
vallons, etc., cnll on or address E. P.
ROGKRS, Assistant Gqneral Passefi
per and Freight Agent. Portland, Qr.
ASTOWA IKON WO?,
Concomry St., fool of Jackson, Asfcirlj,
General Machinists and Boiler Makers
Land and Marin Engines. Bolter work. Steam
boat and Ginnery Work a Specialty.
Cutinpi of All Descriptions Made lo Order oa
John Fox.PresliJbnt ani? Superintendent
A. Fox.'. ......... Vice Presided
O- B- Prael Secretary
BOOTS and SHOES
The Largest Slock, East Quality
an J Lovvesf Prices nj;
Tiw Sl of the GclJrn Shoe. '
JONN IIAHN & CQ.