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VOL. XX, NO. 50.
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
i The cry against land monopoly is
oue of the many plaints heard in the
land to-day. Our laws should be
such as to render "corners" in the
soil impossible, but since they are not
vre don't exactly see why so much bad
feeling should le expressed toward
the man or men who take advantage
of them. Human nature, though
plainly manifested in most of its
pliases, is in many others mysterious
and past hndmor out Of the l,om
000 people in New York City, only
oLOOO own real estate, of which num
ber it is safe to say that not more
than one in ten of the adults, could
be either coaxed or hired to go into
-the country as a permanent change,
There are in all towns and cities large
numbers of men wno are able, or
might be in a Tery short time if so
disposed, to possess themselves of a
few acres of trovernment land, on
which they could begin in a primi
tive but snre way to live, live free and
independent lives away from tempta
tion and the allurements of city
Felling trees, grubbing out stumps,
putting tip stone fences, building and
lmng in log cabins or board shanties,
has been done by men of more brains
than characterize the masses to-day
who refuse to do such work mainly
oh the ground that there are a few
rich men in the country not forced to
set the example.
But it is evident that the city and
town have attractions that counter
act the dictates of judgment, even
though the inclination to cut loose
from them may not be wanting. Men
who will struggle with all the disad
vantages that beset those of no trade,
profession, or other resources than
the hands, In a city, certainly come in
frequent conflict with a feeling strong
within them, that they are out of
their sphere, and squandering the en
ergies that were designed to be a
source of income and independence
that the cultivation of the soil is sure
to be to any man of will and determi
nation to rise above a mere vegeta
tive existence to one of rewarding ac
tivity, usefulness, and the power to
do good in the world. Alas! time is
required, for such competence as
comes from beginning on first princi
ples; .and the steady, working, wait-infr,-economy,and
roittodesired result, are what but a
precious few Americans of to-day are
either willing to-do, possess, or inow
how to exercise.
It Would Make a Fizzle.
Now that the election is over
down in Massachusetts, they are tell
ing one of Lincoln's stories on "Ben."
Not that necessarily Lincoln told it
about "Ben," or applied it to him,
but like many of Mr. Lincoln's
stories some of which he probably
never heard of it is shaped around
and slapped together to meet a new
case. The story is that some one
asked Mr. Lincoln why he had tried
Butler on so many different places
Big Bethel, New Orleans, Peninsula,
etc It "reminded him of a story:"
When I was a young man I was a
'rail splitter.' I wanted an ax made,
and called upon a blacksmith I knew,
in order to get him to make one for
me. 'Abe,' said he, 'I have just the
Eiece of steel for such an ax, and
ave been saving it for some time,
thinking you might need one.' Hav
ing said this much, he put the piece
of steel in the forge, and, having
raised it to a white heat, put it on his
anvil and beat it powerfully with his
hammer. The sparks flew around
and all present stood aside; but,
after working on it for some time, ho
turned to me with a rueful face and
said: 'Abe, it won't make an ax, but
it will a clevis!' Next he again put it
into the forge, and, having heated it
as before, ;placed it on the anvil, and.
striking it with" his hammer, the
sparks flew around smartly, and all
had to get out of the- tray of them.
After awhile he said to me: 'Abe, Pm
sorry to say it won't make a clevis,
but it will answer for a bolt' He
again introduced it into the fire, and,
after pounding it on the anvil, and
the sparks flying from it as before,
and all present having to stand out of
the way of them, he, with a most
lugubrious expression of counte
nance, said to me: 'Abe, it won't
make a boltj but there is one thing,
for certain, it will make,' and having
heated it again aB highly as he could,
he plunged it into a buoket of water
and exclaimed: 'It'll make a big fiz
zle !' And it did. Detroit Free Press.
The Klad or Immigrants Not Wanted.
ome immigrants left Portland the
other day for "the Sound." They
had traveled through nearly all the
states and territories west of the
Booky mountains, and some bevond,
having started from Texas, but could
find no place that suited them. They
had passed over "eastern Oregon and
. Washington, through southern Ore
gon and the Willamette valley, but
were not satisfied with anything they
saw. After interviewing western
Washington they will start back and
report that there was no room for
them, and no good country to live in,
in'the northwest Good riddance to
such people. We have too many of
thfem now. This region is better off
without those trifling idlers who want
to gather what they have not strewed.
For anybody with a will, with a little
resolution and energy, with n reason
able amount of self-esteem tod self
confidence, with ordinary habits of
enterprise and industry, there are
open avenues to honorable success
on every highway in the northwest
About one-fourth of the immigrants
who come here seem to expect that a
refe&y-rade fortune is awaiting them,
and if a good section of deeded farm
ing, land were given outright to them
they would whine and growl because
horses aad cows and plows and har
rows were not thrown in. East Ore
gonian. il 7
3r. A. H. Simpson of the American
-Hosiery Company, New York, says
tfcat the great jmin-reliever, St Jac
pbaOil curedlum of rheumatism in
thV knee by a few applications.
Hocrved Power a NeccsMty.
It is not wise to work constantly up
to the highest rate of which we are
capable. If the engineer of the rail
road were to keep the speed of his
train up to the highest rate he could
attain with his engine, it would soon
be used up. If a horse is driven at
the top. of his speed for any length of
time, he is ruined. It is well to try
the power occasionally of a horse or
engine by putting on all the motion
they will bear, but not continuously.
All machinists constmct their ma
chines so that there will be a reserve
force. If the power required is four
horse, then they make a six-hor e
power. In tins case it works easily
and lasts long. A man who has
strength enough to do twelve honest
hours of labor in twenty-four, and no
more, should do but nine or ten hours'
The reserve power keep3 the body
in repair. It rounds out the frame to
full proportions. It keeps the mind
cheerful, hopeful, happy. The person
with no reserve force is always incapa
ble of taking on any more responsi
bility than he already has. A little
exertion puts him out of breatli. He
cannot increase his work for an hour
without danger of explosion. Such
are generally pale, dyspeptic, blood
less, nervous, irritable, despondent,
gloomy. We all pity them. The
great source of power in the individ
ual is the blood. It runs the machin
ery of life, and npon it depends our
health and strength.
A mill on a stream where water is
scanty can be worked but a portion
of the time, bo a man with little crood
blood can do but little work. The re
serve power must be stored up in this
held. When the reserve power of an
individual runs low, it is an indica
tion that a change is necessary, and
that it is best to stop expending and
go to accumulating, just as the miller
does when water gets low in the pond.
Such a course would save many a per
son from physical bankruptcy."
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Drugs and Chemicals
. 1 M ,
ji i n c r, 1 1 ri i il x t '
u. u. iiiuiimu, ig
Prescriptions carefully comixmnded
Day or Night.
CHAS. A, MAY,
New Store, New Stock,
Toys, Fancy Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A FIBTE ASSORTMENT.
Squemoquastreet, next door to the Empire
Call at MJtS. E. A HULL'S. A Choice selec
FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS.
Pictures and Mottoes of all Descriptions.
C'Ard-BoarcI, Sets, a Sheet.
Opposite the Astoria Candy Factory.
Mrs. R. QTJINN,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
Crockery and Glassware,
-5L IXPxxXX Stooli.
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED.
Northwest corner Squemoqna and Main
Mrs T.W. Eaton. Miss Florence Caniahan.
EATON & CARNAHAN,
Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Heaoacne, Toowacne,
Sore Throat, Swelling. Bpra!n, Bruise,
Hum, Scald. Fret Bites,
A5D XIX OTHER BODILY P1I5S JISD ACHES.
Soli bj DrnitfiU mod Dtiltn crervhtre. Fifty Centi
miuc uiraeuoss in 11 ku(ti(n.
THE CHARLES A. VOOELER CO.
(StKMiixl u A. TOOEIXR k CO) BilUaort, XiL, C, S. X.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," It is a blood-purifier and
tonic Ininuritvof the blood unisons tliivs.
tern, deranires the circulation, and thus in
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
nun. Ki c;ii Kcuenu uisuruer, impurity or
Illood. Such are Dysprwla, lillUoutmcss,
Liver Conwlalnl. ConMlnatlon. Xerriitts DU-
orrfcrn. Headache. Backache. General Weak-
now. Mean LHcac,iJrtpty. Kidney Dincase,
rue, imcumaiusm, iraiarrn, iicrotuia, SKin
uuvraer, rimmc. uiccn. ijictiliwjs, &c..
etc. Kins of the Illood nrevents and
cures these by attacking the caute. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and nli vslclans acree
in caning it -me most genuine auu emcieni
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. Seetestlmoulals, direc
tions. &c In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
oi uie Hiooa." wrappea around each Dottle.
1). JIAMSOM. SON & Co.. Props
Butfalo. N. Y.
Magnus C. Crosby
HAM ABE, DM, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
Plumbers and Steam Fitters
- Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
Tin and Copper,
Caanery anil Msiermens Supplies
Stoves. Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM F ITT I HQ
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None but first class workmen employed.
A large assortment of
Constantly on band
FOARD & STOKES.
A FULL LINE OF
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
In Hume's New Building
ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE,
Rebuilt and Refitted Throughout.
The Best of
Wl.VKH.IilO.UOR!, AXI CIGARS
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
Comer West 9th and WaterStivets, Astoria.
0, Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bre(a)d !
WHY, AT THE
Astoria Batery & Confectionery
Not onlv SUPERIOR BREAD AND
CAKES AND PASTRY In great variety, but
THE LARGEST STOCK OF CANDIES
Weddings and parties supplied with the
most elaborate ornamental work on the
shortest notice and on reasonable terms.
This is the most complete establishment in
ED. JACKS Of. Prop.
k DESIRABLE DWELLINO HOUSE for
i3L a family ; well situated with every con
venience ; rent reasonable. Inquire of
. LUIGI SERRA,
At Campl Restaurant.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coai, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
fi.our ai'i .il i i.i. r:i:i
Agents for Salem Fleming- Mills,
and Capital Flour. .
All sizes, at Portland Prices, In Stock.
Corner Chenani us and Hamilton SUvtt
J. H. D. GRAY.
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Betton street. Astoria
XX. S. PARKER
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Limg, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered to Order.
Graying, Teaming and Express Business,
Horses ana Carriages for Hires
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
SMA.LL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
OF ALL KINDS.
FINEST VIOLIN STRINGS,
Piano, and Organ Instructors.
STECK & mm PIANOS !
President of United States"
"Governor of Oregon,"
Astoria Musical Society,
Mrs. J. W. Conn, of Astoria,
And other prominent persons. Pianos and
urgansoi manjMeaumR maKes,
wholesale and retail,
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
LITTLE GIANT STECK PIANO
Largest House on This Coast.
165 First' St., Portland, Oregon.
Boarding and Lodging House.
f'linJ Wnllmrjn )m nruxind o hninlimrnml
lodiAncr lionet smith nf (Vltrltn'u hnf-l ni-ir-
the gas works.
The table Li supplied with the best the
market affords : good food and clean bed
will be furnished at the regular prices.
iiive me a can ana saiisiy yourselves,
3. AHNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA". - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
S H O P
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STEEET.
Brewery -Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The best of Liaoors and Clears on kasd.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room Xo. e, over While House,
c. v. fuxtox. o. a rciroK.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C. Odd Fellows Building.
q. A. BO W'JLBY.
Clienanius trret, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Room A, White House.
ATT'Y AT LAW
Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Bulldlag, As-
N.B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and"
r lHE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
J C. IIOLDEJJ,
AUCTIONEER, C011MIBS10K AND IN
Q.EI.O P. PaRKP.Q,
Clatsop CeRHty.anAClty ef Aatarla
Office :TChenaraus street, Y. II. C. A. ball
JUIUIU AtU. O.
' Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows B'uMdlng,
JAY TUTTLE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Roomi 12, and 3. PythlaaBuild-
Residence Over 'X E. Thomas' Drua
jl P. HICKS,
Rooms In AlleVs buUdiBg up sUuacoraer
uLuaassum oqejuocquostret .
jyn. J. R. LaFORCE,
Room 11. Odd Fellows Building, Astorfa, Or.
Gas administered for painless extractlon-
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodioiu stnamnliin
STATE LINE, RED STAR.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any Euro Dean
foriuu lniormauon- as to rates of fare,
sailing aavs, eic, appiy 10
OEO. V. WHEELER. . W.I-BOBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
M Estate g Insurance Apnts.
We have verv desirable orooertv to As
toria and Upper Astoria for safe. Also, Use
larms mrougnont tne county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Royal, Xerwlck Uiiiea aad Iisaea
MBire iBBaraaee Ca'n.,
With a combined capital of 836,000,009.
Travelers Life and Aeeldeat 1 adv
ance co, 01 -Haniora; ancune aiaa.
of NeVr York.
We are scents for the' Daily and Wceklu
Xorthicest Xcia, and tke Oregon Vldctte.
.All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
I. W. CASE,
PORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chemaraua and Cass streets.
0. H. BAIN & 00.
Doors, Windows, BiindsrTransom
A specialty, and all work. gaaraBtced.
03k, Ash, Bay, and "Walnut laaber; Ore
gon aad Fort Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on a&atL
TILL MY RETURN FROM SAN FRANCISCO
The Following Prices Hold Good:
5 Gents Each..
Fireside Companion, N. Y. Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of New York Weeks Doings,
Texas Si f tings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astokian,
8 Cts., 3 for 25
Police Gazette, Police News, Illustrated Times, Puck, Wasp, and
Judge-Ha.rPGr's Bazaar and Weekly, Leslie's Weekly and Chimney
Corner,-Argonaut, and many others.
-I have printed tickets, for" those papers to make exact change.
Biek numbers always on hand.
Ofi flftTTfd Leslie's Popular Monthly,
0 VUlitOi Young Ladies Journal, etc.
30 CeiltS Harper's Monthly,, etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to
.give the public a benefit of the above named reductions- 1 have also
REDUCED ihe price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's Weekly, per year 3.75 not S4.00
" Bazaar, " 3.75 w 40O
Monthly " 3.50 qO
All three for... 10.OO 12.00
Leslie? Weekly, per year 3.75 " 4.00
Leslie's Chirft'ney Corner, per year 3.75 " 4.00
M Popular Monthly " 2.85 f . 3.00
Fireside Companion o.7o " 3.00
New York Ledger 2.75 " 3.00
Saturday Night 2.75 " 3.00
Family Story Paper . . 2.75 " 300
Arm "Chair 2.75 3.00
S. F. Argonant . 3.75 u 4 00
Pack 4.50 5.00
And all others too numerous to mention at the same rates. Now is
your time to subscribe for the coming year. Remembor Carl Adler's
Subscription -News Depot.
ADLER STILL HOLDS THE FORT !
Xiook at This !
iawrB.jcTO.inKeiow.uraDD.rope, anaKespeare. (oldsinith, Chaucer. Coleridce. Lucile.
?deo4Macanl8r,&ott.SehUIer. Milton. Keats, Kirk, White. (Joss. Thompson, Herbert!
AytonVoodworth. Longfellow, Holmes. Bayard Taylor, Shelby, Kodgers. Bnnis. Cooper,
and manT. manv man. '
ir ' T ''" maty udiiiki, iuriiieriy .iuhj now only 75 cents.
Tom frown's School Days, Tour of the World, The Fur Country. Five "Weeks in a Balloon.
nJ?ie5I? .,t JaiK iAro,a? Nl5ht,s. YopK Crqsoe, Tales from Shakespeare. Don
' WItia" irnanf Vmml. .ml nni. .1.1.1.. i , . . .
Trivateersman, Young Forester. Feter the
Evexyartfola of ray new, fine selected stock will he sold at prices that will DEPV
Books, Stationery, andlfotlons In endless variety. A flue display of Cold and Silver
Watches, Clocks1 and Jewelry, Kodper Bros. Silverware, as Knives, Forks and Spoons.
Castors, Cops, Tea Sets, etc., etc., will Ue sold cheaper than anywhere else.
PIANOS AND ORGANS of the hest
- MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors
if the latest publications. 100 new Music Books just received from the East.
f1Xra l The finest assortment of Toys, "Wagons. Velocipedes, Baby Carriages
A v JL'D etc., etc. can only be found at Adler's well known Crystal Palace. ' '
Enabled by manv years of experience I
will suit young and-old.
I raen to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received.
PoUte.cleilca will be found in attendance and no trouble to show goods.
XEMEMBE& J WIX.Ii 3TOT BE ILVDERSOlD.
The Crystal Palace.
ASTORIA IRON -WORKS.
JtorroxSraxET, Nxas Parker House,
ASTOKIA, - OREGON.
CEMERAL MACHINISTS AHD
BoilerWarkj Steamboat Work
and; Cannery Work a spe
f ali:fieMritIB aaade te Order
at Sksrt OTetlce.
A. D. VfXBB, President.
- JM. BD8XZ.SB, Secretary,
I. AY, CAg, Treasurer.
J obctFCix, Superintendent.
Cts., 13 for $1.1
Line edition, formerly Sl.50 at
, Ilemans, Tennyson. Hood.
Whaler, and hundreds more.
makers very Low for Cash, or on Enav
succeeded in selecting a.
STOBE & Din
Advances made on Consignments.