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-w&sr3feT5 fr CU 4 Vol. xvi. Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, February 3, 188! No. 105. -, :v 'rmii-f'3 Pftiig t0fttW ANSWER TO INQBRSOLL In the February number of the North American Review, Prof. Geo. P. Fisher, of the Yale Divin ity School, whose writings "on the supernatural origin of Christianity and on ecclesiastical history are well known, comes to the defence of the Christian religion against the attacks of modern doubt and infidelity. No abler or more emi nent advocate for the orthodox faith could be summoned into the controversy that has lately been waged on this high theme, and it is not too much to say that Prof. Fisher justifies every expectation by tho vigor and clearness with which ho handles the subject. He disclaims, however, the position of a debater, and makes no. direct reference to Col. Ingersoll's as saults, although he necessarily deals with the objections so bril liantly and audaciously presented by that doughty combatant. Ho proceeds in a very orderly manner to maintain a series of positions in regard to the origin, essential char acter and beneficent effects of the Christian faith, which are intended in themselves to furnish the an--swor to all objections and cavils. In the first place he takes advan tage of the position that Chris tianity is no new thing whose pres ent existence calls for justification or apology. It is inwrought with the very fibre and substance of the best part of modern institutions and civilization, and has contrib uted more than any other force in making them what they are. We are impressively invited to im agine what they would have been without ts agency. The difficul ties which it presents,, some of them of "a very perplexing charac ter, are frankly acknowledged, and 'differences of interpretation and understanding are alluded to as something inseparable from the action of tho human mind in deal ing with any system, complex in its details and bearings, however simple in its character and pur pose. The idea that Christianity has been a bano to mankind is very effectually disposed of by au ap peal to history and the experience of. the race.- In tracing tho de velopment of divine revelation and the gradual establishment of the religion of which Christianity is tho consummation, Prof. Fisher gives a 'ery broad interpretation to the idea of inspiration in the writings which contain its record and -its precepts. Thereby he is enabled to meet with skill and effect some of the most telling ar guments of the skeptic and the in fidel. He claims, for instance, that the Divine method was to select a chosen people and lead them gradually up to the piano upon which tho fullness of truth could be revealed to them with a possibility of being received and propagated. There was no sudden transformation of human nature, no violent sweeping away of old institutions and miraculous intro duction of a new system, to which there must be a sudden and com plete adaptation of mankind, equiv alent almost to a new creation of the race; but instead of that the chosen people were dealt with as men of their own era, and those that surrounded or came in con tact with them were similarly treated according to the require ments of the stage of progress reached from time to time. Hence the evils and abuses characteristic of ancient days were not suddenly rooted out, but were restrained and mitigated, while the forces were set at work which wore to effect their final annihilation. This idea of the gradualncss of roveta tion and the modified character of j spvere. This vice should be ex inspiration avoids a vast array of (Urpated at any cost. difficulties, but at the same time it approximates the process of relig ions development to that of politi cal and social development and the growth" of civilization gener ally To many minds it will seem in no small measure to abolish the distinction between religious reve lation and the general supervision of human affairs which all devout minds attribute to the Deity. Opium Smoking. Dr. H. H. Kane is the author of a small volume tracing the spread of the habit of opium smoking in this country. The facts which he presents are striking testimony of the Mongolization that is in pro gress. He assigns the genesis of this body and soul-destroying vice to San Francisco, some time in the year 18CS. Since then it has spread by the routes of travel eastward to Chicago, and thence up and down the continent from New Oi leans to Boston. There is scarcely a town of any size now in the country which has not its opium den. The attendants are in all cases Chinese, for they alone know how to "cook," as it is called, the drug. There are other forms of this habit, such as the injection of morphia under the bkin and the drinking of laudanum, which are not traceable to the Chinese. But opium-smoking is a peculi arity that belongs almost exclu sively to that race. The opium is worked up into a bolus, placed in a pipe and tmoked. No morethan two or three puffs are gained from a single bolus. The smoke is taken into the lungs. Some smok ers inhale at a single draught all the smoke of tho bolus. The length of time a person smokes is known by the number of pipes ho has to have before the desired mental excitement is produced. The dose has to be constantly in creased. Some have to smoke an enormous number of pips before any effect is produced. The book is full of harrowing accounts of young men commencing merely out of fun to smoke who have be come slaves of tho habit. After from three to ten months all pleas urable emotions disappear, and the smoker becomes the victim of a fiend. It is useless for him to try to shake off the habit. As the hour for smoking comes around he must have his pipe or suffer the most terrible agonies. To get it he will sell wife, children and honor. The confirmed opium smoker may always be known by his sallow, cadaverous complexion. What is worse still, women are taking to the habit. Men and women may be found smoking in the vilest of Chinese dens. One of the most remarkable features of the practice is that persons who could afford a smoking outfit for themselves and luxurious apart ments, prefer the filthy bunk in the rear of a Chinese wash house, herding there With the most de based. Dr. Kane thinks that opium-smnkingmay be cured more easily than any other form. The hasheesh eater is the most difficult of all to rescue. But that fact offers no great consolation. "We are. confronted beyond doubt with an Asiatic vice, before which all other forms of human debasement fall into insignificance. The great increase in the importation of the drug marks its spread. It tells the whole miserable, tale in letters of light. Instead of elevating the Chinese, they are dragging down our people to depths that can nowhere be found in Aryan civiliz ation. We have some severe legislation against the vice on this coast. But it outrht fo be made still inoro TO THE POINT. The East Oregonian has a few remarks to offer relative to pros pective movements in this State which are to tho point. In the course of a long article-on the ne cessity of a free river and rights of settlers, and the alleged intents of monopolists and corporations it says: There are hundreds of settlers on the lands held by the N. P. R. R. who havo expended money and erected improvements upon lands located under the belief that they would soon be thrown open to market. These men want to be assured ot their lauds and of the money expended on them. They are tir,ed of so much "shenanigan" between this road and Congress. Extension after extension has been applied for and granted, while the result is we have neither a road nor the benefit of settlement on our lands. We want a man in the United States Senate who will work to force this company into a completion of their contract or a forfeiture of their grant. Neither Mitchell nor Dolph will do this. These are things which come home to every man, whethor ho be a Democrat or a Republican, and when wc consider that these mat ters may be, and doubtless will be, determined in the United States Senate, and that in a stretch of 3,000 miles Oregon alone of those interested is represented in that body the necessity for the strong est action on the part of its peo ple cannot bo overestimated. We appeal to the sound sense of men and not to their passions. We want to see a railroad through this country, but we want it to mind its own business. Wo prefer to govern it than ho governed by it. We assort that the election of United States Senators is as to it ultra vires and 'not within tho en umerated objects of its charter of incorporation. As for tho factious outcries of communists, we have nothing to do with them. Men say Mr. Villard rides in a finer car than ho provides for tho use of tho public we do not care for that so long as ho provides us with comfortable accommodations at a reasonable rate. He may make his car as luxurious as he pleases and doubtless any man in this county would do likewise if he owned a railroad, Then it is said he is building a house to cost 1,000,000. That is a matter about which vve are equally indifferent so long as he pays the men who build it and those who maintain it for thoir work, and it is none of our business how big his house is or how much it cost him, although we are not quite so high toned. Villard may livo in a big house if he wants to and so may Mitchell or Dolph; that's just where we want them to live at home. We respectfully submit to both Dem ocrats and Republicans that we cannot afford the luxury of a cor poration attorney to represent tho State of Oregon in the United States Senate. Must be a Candidate. Gov. Vance, of North Carolina, was in Philadelphia the other day and while there met in the person of a hotel waiter, a negro, ad vanced to middle age, whom he had known down South. Ho made a few pleasant remarks to the color ed man and got led. into twitting him about religious matters, on which tho darky spoke with some fervor. "Welfnow, Joe," said tho" Gov ernor, "do you really believe in this matter of election by God that you speak of?"- "Deed I do Massa "Vance," said the negro seriously with a shake of the head. "Well, do you think I am elected to ba saved?" . i "Scasly know, Massa Vance, buf I nebber heerd of any one being 'lected what wasn' a canderdate." FurnlHhiMl Koomn to JLet At Mrs. Munson's lodging house. Notice. Just received per steamer Columbia, a fine lot of eastern ojsters, which will be served up in first class style at Ros coes, Occident block. Take Notice. On after this date an additional 10 cents per cord will be charged on all orders for s iwcd vv ood not accompanied by the cash, at Grajs wood ard. Julv 1st, 1881. Mklmiy lien. Wells Health Renevver. Absolute cure for nervous debility and weakness of the generative functions. SI, at drug gists Oregon Depot, DAVIS & CO., Portland, Or. . -Notice. From this date James B. Booker is the- only person authorized to contract debts or order goods in my name for use at the Knappton Cannery. Joseph Uuue. Astoria, Jan. 3, 1882. "Dnchupaib t." New, quick, complete cure 4 days, urinary affections, smarting, frequent or difficult urination, kidney diseases. 81, at druggists. Oregon Depot, DAVIS & CO., Portland, Or. Sot Ice. The regular annual meeting of Pro gressive Land and Building association will be held in Liberty hall, Actoria, Clatsop county, Oregon, on the 11th day of February, 1882. W M. McEWAtf, Secy. Jan. 10, 1882. ' To ttve Men. The Astoeiait has now reached a circulation which places it af the head of the list of Oregon dallies, and insures to advertisers thereof more benefit for tho amount paid than may be secured elsewhere. To those who wish to reach the largest number of readers at the smallest expense, we offer the columns J or an attractive1 aatijytnc success ot which from the very start has been far beyond the expectations of the most sanguine. War! War! War! Water front offered free to anvnorson that will build a saw mill in the citv of Williarnsport. Lumber wa must have to build this city. We have One store in running order at present. QUite n num ber nave aireaay located nomes in mis citv. and vet there is room. Sold on time to suit purchasers. Located one mile south of Astoria, on the Sunny side oi tno mil, on xoungs Day- J WiLLiAMf.oy.Sn. Mothers! Mothers!! SIothnrsH! 1 Are you disturbed at night'and broken of your rest by a sick child suffering and crying with the excruciating pain of cutting teeth ? If so, go at once and get a bottle of Mrs. Window's Soothing Syrup, It will relieve the poorJittlv suf ferer Immediately depend npoti it;, there is uo mistake about it There is not a mother on earth who has-ever used it, who will nottll vou at once that It will regulate the bowel, and give rest to the mother, andrrellef and ealth to the child, operating like magic. It is perfectly safe to use in -all -cases, and pleasant to the taste, and is the pre scription of one- ot the oldest and best female physicians and nurses in- the United States. Sold everywhere. 25 cents a bottle. Peruvian Bitters. Cinchom Rubra The Count Clnchon was the Spanish "Viceroy in Peru in 1(30. The Countess. nis wite, was pros-ratcu oy an intermit-1 lent lever, irnm vvnicn sue was ireeu oy theUMsof the native remedy, the Peru vian bark, or. as It was called In the language of the country, 'Quinquina." Grateful for her" recovery, on her return to Europe In ia2, sho- Introduced the remedy in Spain, where It was known under various names, until Linnseus called it Cinchona, in honor of the lady who had brought them that which was more precious than the sold of thelncas. To this day. after a lapse of two hun dred and ntty years, science lias given lis nothing to take Its place. It effectu ally cures a raorhld'appetlte'for stimu lants. Dy restoring me natural tono ot the stomach. It attacks excessive love of liquor as it does a fever, and destroys bothalike. The-powerful tonic virtue ot the cincnona is preserved in' tue Peruvian BittersT which are as effective against malarial-fever to-day as they were In the days of the old Spanish Viceroys. Wc -guarantee the Ingredi ents of these bitters to' be absolutely pure, and of the best known quality. Atrial will satisfy you that this is the best bitter in the world. "The proof of the pudding is in the eating," and we willingly abide this test. For sale by all druggists, grocers and liquor dealers. Order it. A cough, cold or sore throat should be stoDoed. Neglect freaueutlr results in an incurable lungMisease or consump tion, urowns iironcniai irocnes ao not disorder the stomach like congh sj rups ana uaisams, out act airecu y on me in flamed parts, allajinjr irritation. Rive rclieC In asthma, bronchitis, coughs, catarrh, and the throat- troubles winch singers and publicpcakprsafre;..snbiect to. For thirty years Brown's Jbronchial troches have been recommended by physicians, and .always give perfect satisfaction. Having oeen tested by wide and constantTiSe for nearly an en tire ceneratlon,.tley have .attained welt merited ramo.araong tne tew staple remedies of the age. Sold at 23 cents a oox everywhere. Eastern Oygtora. Another fine lot oj Eastern Oysters Just received at Roscoee, per steamer Oregon. Occident block. Choice Frnit. All of Uie choicest kinds of apples In the largest boxes tor sale at J. H. D. Gray's. Arrigonl Lodging House, Port land. Oregon. New Jiouse and first class in its ap pointments. Third street, in R. K Thompson's block, opposite Capt. Ains worth. Rooms by the day, week or month. Mrs. . Arbiooxi. Tlir Vtrekl) Antorinn Is a mammoth sheet, nearl double Jio size of the Daily. It is jut the pa :r for the fireside, containing in addi tion to all the current news, choice mis cellany, agricultural matter, market report-., etc. It is furnished to Miigle sub--cnbers at 32 00 per i ear in advance. Buy the Weekly. TnE Weeklt Astoriax for this week is full of just such information and news of the country as jour friends in the .east want to see. It lias very few advertisements, and is chock to the muzzle of Information that no family can successfully saueeze alouz without. I Two dollars will buy the whole wad for a j ear, 51 50 for six mouths, or ten cents per copy. Sherman Bros. Exprcxs Will receive orders at the store of 1. W. Case for upper Astoria or any other part of the City. Leave your orders on the .slate and they will be promptly at tended to. "Hough on Itats." The thing desired found at last Ask Druggists for "Rough on Rats." It clears out rats, mice, roachos, flies, bed bugs. 15c. boxos. BURNETT'S COCOAIXK. Unlike all Other Hair DresMngx. Is the best for nromoting the growth of and beautifying the hair, and rendering It dark and elossv. The Cocoaine holds. in a liquid form, a large proportion of deodorized cocoanut oil, prepared ex pressly lor this purpose 'Noothercom pound possesses the peculiar properties which so exactly suit the various condi tions of the human hair. The superiority of Burnett's Flav oring Extracts consists in thoir per fect purity and great strength. Various Causes Advancing years, care, sickness, dis appointment, andTiereditary predisposi tion an operate to turn me nair gray, and either of them inclines it to shed prematurely. Ayres Hair Vigor will restore faded or gray, light or red hair to a rich brown or deep black, as may bo desired. It softens and cleanses the scalp, giving it a healthy action. It re moves and cures dandruff and humors. By Its use falling hair is checked, and 4 a new growth will be produced in all cases wnere tne ioi acres are not ae- stroyed or the glands deca) ed. Its ef fects are Deautitui v snown on Dranv. weak, orsickly hair, on which a few ap plications win produce tne gioss ana freshness of youth. Harmless and sure in its one ration, it is incnmnaranie as a dressing, and isespecially valued for the soft lustre and richnehs of tone it im parts.- it contains neither on nordve. and will not soli or color white cambric; et it lasts long on the hair, and keeps it resn aim vigorous. For Salk bv all Dealers. ''SfAll citizens of Oregon who desire to mfurm their friends in the states of the condition and progress ot this state, can have no more comDlete and compre hensive volume of facts to send them than by subscribing for this Journal, and having us mail it weekly to their friends. We mail it as directed. Foe 5 00 1 u advance, wc mall three copies of Tiik Weekly Astorian one year. MISCELLANEOUS. C. LEINKN'n-KBRIU H. BROWU. ESTABLISHED 1865. Leinenweher & Co., ASTORIA. OREGON, TAMERS AND COMERS, Manufacturers and Importers ot kU. KINDS OF AND FINDING 1 Wtolesalo Dealers In OIL AND TALLOW. u"Hlgnejt cash price paid for Hides and Tallowv G. A. STINSON & CO., BLACKSMITHING, At Capt. Rogers old stand, comer of Cass and Court Streets. Shin and Cinnerv work, norsnhoeinz. Wagons made aud repaired. Good work guaranteed. HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMET OF the Columbia, Vancouver Barracks, "W. T.. iNov.28. 18SI. Written proposals will be received by the undersigned, at Vaiicower Barracks, W.T., until March 31st, 1882, forihe right of exclu sive seining on the Fort Stevens. (1'olnt Adams) Military Reservation, during the next fishing season. The right to reject any or an Dias. as may oa ueemcu urai, is re served by the undersigned. , .. O.D.GREEN. .Mai. and Asst Astt. General, Brevet Briga aler General JJ.3. Army.- d ' MiSflmflHsiBSSBsmfi S.ARNDT&FERCHEN, ASTORIA. - OREGON. The Pioneer Machine Shop RT. A rTTRATTTTT Adfoifflfew V- SHOP AND Boiler Shop AH kinds of ENGINE, CANNERY, AND STEAMBOAT WORK Promptly attended to. A specialty made of repairing CANNERY DIES, FOOT OF LAFAEITX STKEET. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. Bknton Stkeet, Near Parker House ASTOllIA. - OREGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS ANL BOILER MAKERS. LMDf MARINE ENGINES Boiler Work,- Steamboat Work, and Cannery Work a specialty. A. D. Wass. President. J. O. Husilek, Secretary, I. W. Case. Trpaanrer. Jouk Fox, Superintendent WILLIAM EDGAR, Corner Main and Chenamus btreeti, ASTORIA OREGON. DEALEK 13 CIGARS AND TOBACCO, Tho Celebrated JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLt and other Engluh Cutlery. STATIONERY I FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS Genuine Heershaum Pipes, etc A flue stock of Watches and Jewelry. Hnzzle an. Breech lionrilnjj Shot Guns and Rifles, Revolvers. Pistols. and Atnmnnitlon HAnixr. GLASSES ALSO A FIX! Assortment of line SPECTACLES and E I GLAS3E& i: W. CASE, IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE. TAIL DEALER IN general' merchandise Corner Cnenamus and Cass streets. ASTORIA - - - OREGON MAGNUS 0. CROSBY, Dealer In HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL, Iron Pipe and Fittings, Finite anil Steal Fitters Goods and Tools, SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD SHEET IRON: TIN ANDWPER. Canneryl-ana Fishermens Supplies Stoves, Tin Ware and House Furnishing Goods. JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN. COP PER, PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING Done with neatness and dispatch. None but first class workmen employed. A largo assortment of r"ji 4SBfe SCALES' Constantly on taad .- Bpgrar?cg3F JJ C. HOUJX;.J , OTAKY'TUBIIO, . ACCTION,EEB,COJIjft8MOK AND SURANCB AGENT. r a. Mcintosh, i MERCHANT TAILOR, f Occident Hotel Building; ASTORIA - : - OREGOW "E D. WINTON, Attorney and Counselor at Lews, Ice in C. 1- rarkt-rt building, on Benton steeet, opposite Custom House, ASTORIA, - - - OREGON. TAT TCTIXE. M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON; OrriCK Over tho WUltoHouse Store. RjuiDtatcB At Mra. Munxoi s boarding house. Chen.unus street, AMor'a. Oregon. t, CKAXU, H. D 'PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Room No. 3. Astoriaa Bb1IUbjc. (UP STAIB Residence Corner ot Benton and Court treets, Astoria, Oregon. LI P. HICKS, DENTIST, iSTORIA, - - - OREGON. Rooms In Allen's building up stain, cora ( Cass aud Sqemocqhe streets. I Q. A. BOWLBY. ATTORNEYAT LA"W. Chenamus Btreet. - ASTORIA. t)BWH Q H. BAIN & CO., oeaixb nt Doors, Windows, BLlBds, obi, Xiunbor, Etc AU kinds of OaX Lumber, Glass, Boat Ma terial, etc. Steam ami near Weston, bote. Cor Gzp erlve and Astor streets. -.- J. H. D. GRAX Wholesale anoTretall dealer In. ALL KINDS OF FEED, Hay, Oats, Straw, Wm4, Etc. General a to; race and Wn; ible terms. Oreeon. Foot ot Benton OB TM80B- Astori. Take Ifotlc. John Rogers, Central Market, Has recelred a large Invoice ot BARRELS AND HALF BARRELS ot tun best quality. And is now ready to supply Butchers. Can nerlea and all others, cheap for cash. TVIZFLS. DZAURIX New and Choice m i l l i n:e R Y, Desires to call theiattentlon of the Ladles of Astoria to the fact that she has received a laree assortmont of the LATEST 8TYLK8 OF Hats, Bonnets, Trimmings, AND FANCY GOOP9. Comer Main andSquemoqhe Streets. KILL'S VARIETIES. GEO. HILL, - -CHAS.KOHLER, - - PROPRIETOR. STAGE MANAGER Oprn nil Ibr Year, Performance Er ry Night. Entlrt (basse of Pro srarame Oare a Week. Comprising all the latest SONGS, DANOES AND ACTS. The theatre is crowded nightly, and all who have witnessed ttie entertainment pro nounce It to be equal to any given elsewhere. Mr. HI1L as a caterer for the public's . amusement can1 not be excelled. Anybody " wishing to- spend a pleasant eveulne and see sparkling wit and beauty without vul garity, should Improve the opportunity and come. Open air concert every evening : perform ance commencing at 8; entrance to theatre on Bentnn street ; private- boxes on Chena mus street. Mrs. P. M. Williamson, JJKAUKU rx DRESS TRpiMINGS, All kinds ot IW00LS, ZEPHYRS, " LADIES UHDEF.WEAR, ETC. Corner of Cass and Jefferson strec tsA8ette and DregaXaklsgdaMt ? 4t 3 4 -'J tt i n ' l i. -. a ft ur it -I."' O PiSc- ,&. Y?k-J. j-y --.--