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ASTORIA, OREGON: SUNDAY. DECEMBER lC. 18S3 VXTHEOLOGICAIi QUESTIONS. Cektaix brethren iu a neighboring stato arc in the throes of au intesti nal, or, more accurately speaking, a pedal, strife that threatens the most serious consequences. It seems that a -well-devised scheme hay been inau gurated to restore the obsolete ordi nance of feet-washing as a part of the form of worship; and thereby the atmosphere has been vexed with an odor, as it were, that ''smells to heaven." The worst of it is that the Teet-washers appear to be in the ma jority, and propose to excommunicate those of the opposite manner of thinking. All the resources of per suasion have been exhausted to no purpose; discussion widens the breach instead of narrowing it; and altogether the outlook is thick with gloomy forebodings. We do not understand that the ml nority reject feet-washing 2orse. No objections have been urged, against the process as a sanitary precaution. It is even granted that the brethren may properly wash one another's feet in a social way; and we infer that the privilege might extend to the sisters also. The difficultv arises over the proposition to make this style of di version an obligatory feature of the church exercises. If we apprehend the kickers correctly, it is not the barefooted, fact, so to speak, of bath ing the extremities as a matter of carnal enjoyment or mere personal familiarity that the' are opposing, it is the spiritualizing of the" trans action, and the making it a compul sory affair that excites their antag onism. In other words, they dispute the theory of having the correctness of their theology measured by an ob servance that relates rather to the economy of the household than to the loftier uses of the sanctuary distinction with a very pronounced difference, it will be noticed. It is to be regretted that full par ticulars are not furnished of the method provided for the practical application of the ordinance in ques tiou. As it is, we are left entirely to conjecture on that point, and so can not know what justification there may be, if any, for resisting the thing on grounds of taste or convenience, to say nothing of sentiment It may be ihnt the congregation is expected to ilirusl its collective assortment of feot into a single tub, trough, tank or other sufficiently capacious con corn; and one can easily imagine how embarrassing that might be, and how sorely trying to piety. Or it may be that the deacons claim the pre rogative of doing the washing for all the fomiuino portion of the flock; and certainly that would give occa sion for more or less hard feeling. Or possibly the scheme includes ele ments of picturesqueness that have no legitimate place in church pro ceeding. There is abundant room,we can see, for the abuse of such an ob servance, and therefore many argu mcnts to be advanced against its en forcement without in any sense chal lenging its abstract soundness. A daily newspaper is able, as a rule, to pass prompt and convincing judgment in cases of this nature, and thus to check strife and promote peaco and good will; but the present contro versy is so exceptional and the cir- cumstances so indefinitely stated that we must take it under advisement. To be quite frank about it, we are not very well up in feet-washing as an adjunct of righteousness. ,"Vo should say, on general principles, that the text, "Cleanliness is next to godliness," should be held to apply to the feet as much as to any other part of the body; but we are not prepared to claim that systematic Sunday foot-baths are an essential requirement to salvation. For pur poses of discipline, not to men tion advantages of general com fort where ventilation is de fective, we can readily understand how feet washing might be earnestly and profitably insisted upon. As an exercise in humility, too, there is a good deal to be said in its favor; and it is undeniable that the ceremony has warrant, or excuse at least, in Scripture. But we must not pursue the subject further at present, leaBt we inadvertantly prejudice one side or the other of a disagreement which we hope to see amicably and har moniously, adjusted. "Wo cannot re frainfrom saying, however, that the congregation both the feet-washers and the kickers are to be congratu lated upon the fact that this episode, though unpleasant in one aspect, is in another view gratifying. It is al ways a wholesome sign to see the brethren care enough for their faith to contend about it HI fares the church, to hastening ills a prey, where men cease to think it worth while to do battle in its behalf, or in behalf of what they deem to be its cardinal virtues. The feet-washers may be right, or they may bo wrong in either event, the average interest in the affairs of the church is going to be stimulated, and the mem bers made better acquainted with ono another. Indirectly, also, the stare win oe oeneniea oy advertise ment of tiio fact that the neom that way are keenly alive to matters of religious importance; and capa ble of contributing tieir due share to the advancing fado of theological inquiry and discussion which is just now.of uppermost attraction in the UNCLE SA1TS EXPENSES. The secretary of the treasury has transmitted to Congress the estimates of appropriations required for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1885. The amount estimated for all expenses of the government is 283,125,305, being $22,323,282 less than the aggregate of appropriations for the present fiscal year, and S57,154,857 less than the sum called for in the estimates sub mitted last year. The estimates submitted are di vided as follows: -Civil establish ment, $22,015,663; foreign intercourse, $1,796,601; military establishment, $27,136,152; naval establishment, $22, 517,751; Indian affairs, $8,466,810; pensions, $10,000,000; public works. $17,760,211; postal service, $2,958,111; miscellaneous, $25,293,965; permanent annual appropriations, $115,117,037. The estimates in all the above cases, except for pensions, foreign in tercourse, and the permanent annual appropriations, are for larger sums than those 'appropriated for use dur ing the present fiscal year. The ap propriations for pensions for the present year amounted to $86,576, 287, for foreign intercourse to $2,177, 981, and the permanent annual appro priations to $177,529,52L The in creases over the amounts appropri ated last year are as follows: Civil establishment, $519,216; military es tablishment, $1,615,055, naval estab lishment, $6,767,311; Indian affairs, $2,427,123; public works, $11,789,363; postal service, $2,912,037; miscellane ous, $1,162,917. The following table shows in detail the estimates for the civil establish ment. with the appropriations for each object, for the present year : Appropriations for 1834: Legislat ive, 5o,4iu,to; executive proper, $117,178; state department, $137,019; treasury department, $3,117,921; mints and assay- offices, $1,227,307: inde pendent treasury, $361,000; territorial governments, $260,835; internal reve nue, $4,282L054; war department, $2,329,155; navy department, $284, 016; interior department, $3,95,973; postoffice department, $811,855; de partment of agriculture, $105,610; de partment of justice, $176,203; judicial. $425,372. Tiie "Western Union Telegraph Company reports to the authorities at Albany that its earnings last year on its watered capital of $80,000,000 was $5,400,000, and that it did not pay one solitary cent of taxes. Last sum mer, it will be remembered, the com pany refused to make a slight ad vance in the starvation wages of its employes and put the public to seri ous inconvenience by the interrup tion of telegraphic communication. There is no law to make it pay its em ployes properly, but there are laws to compel it to pay its taxes. The solicitor of the treasury will make an adverse report on the appli cation of a New Orleans lady for a license as master of a steamboat, be cause she is ineligible on account of her sex. There is something wrong hera If a woman is capable of being boss" of a house, there is no doubt she can run a steamboat successfully. Congress should look into this mat tor. NEW TO-DAY RA.RE CHANCE TOR INVESTMENT Better than Any Lottery, Because there Can be No Blanks. Special Auction Sale of Real Estate On 3Ionday, Dec. 17, at 11. A. 31. I am Instructed to dispose of a limited uutuber of Choice Lots in the Beach Addition to OCEAJV rABK. At Public Auction to the Highest Bidder. m!IIS PROPERTY IS THUS PLACED IN JL the market in order that evervbodv mav have a chance to build or speculate on lots In a Sea-side resort which Is bound to be i tie Long Branch of the Nbrthnest Coast. Hundreds of lots have been disnosed nf hi tills vicinity which have increased in value lour lorn m tue last two years. The property now to be sold laces the Ta- cmc uccan, aua tor sea naming m summer cannot uc surpassed. Title perfect Warranty deed. 12. C. HOILBE. Auctioneer. Notice for Proposals. BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE secretary of School D'strlct No. 9. lor fencing and sidewalk on school grounds, till Tuesday, the 25th Inst. Plans and speciuca- Upper Astoria. J.E.HIGGINS. School Clerk. Boat Building. JOS. P. LEATHERS Formerly over Arndt & Ferchen's Machine Short IS BUILDING FinST-CLASS BOATS IN the Mion formerly occuDied bv M. John son on Concomly street, one block west of Hansen JUros' Aim. Model, Material sad i-iBfsii Mrst-clsss. Executors' Notice. milE COUNTY COURT OF CLATSOP jl county. Oregon, having appointed the undersigned executors of the last will and Tfstmnpnt. nf Triitririn f PitnK r1unaon.l all persons having claims against said estate are requested to present the same with the proper vouchers, at the office of C. Lelnen weber. Upper Astoria, within six months irom mis aaie. C LEINENWEBER. Wat. WADHAMS. Astoria, December 14, 1883. Notice to Stockholders. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE annual meeting of the stockholders of the Paciuc union Pk'g Co. will be held on Saturday Dec. 22 1SS3. at their office In As. toria for the purpose of electing a board of Directors and the transaction of such other business as may come before the mectinc. J. It. GILSTKAP, J. A. CARLSON. . Secy, . Pres'l. REAL ESTATE jSlSJF auction. on Thursday, December. 20, 1883, At 1 P. M., on the Premises. I WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST BID ders without reserve, for casn. 951 acres or land known as the r.tiearhart Farm, on Clatsop Plains. also, 30 cpws, 17 neau young cause, l norse 1 wagon and other fanning implements, line guaranteed. .T. W. GEARHART, E. C. HOLD EN. Auctioneer. Astoria, Dec. 10, 1?$3. w-lt d-tf UTBCtHII -IX MILLINERY -AT MRS. A. MALCOLM'S. TO CLOSE OUT WINTER STOCK I WILL sell for the next ao days all Roods at a reduction of 20 to 40 per cent against rormer prices. rov is your opportunity. Ladles, to secure bargain?;. Iiook at tho Following Prices. Ladies' Fur Beaver nats. now 52.00. for merly SZXiO. urns' Moscow Heavers, nw ts cents. lor- inerly SI 25. ihvsf cans, now 75c to slui. lonneny si to SIM. Misses' Hoods, now $l.7.. formerly Sii.2.). Infants' Hoods, now $1, formerly 1.50. Hosiery, now 50c, formerly 75c. Lace Collars ana Fichus, now 2Tc to Si .50. formerly H)c to Si Ladles and Childreus' Linen Collars, now 15 to 20c, formerly 23 to 35c. Infants' Wool Sacqttes and Hoots at a re duction of 40 percent. I. J. ARVOLD. Proprietor of the Leading Boot and Shoe Store ! OF ASTORfA. Makes announcement that his large stock of goods Is offered Tor sale for the next two weeks AT COST! This is to make room for a large stock for the Holidays. Men's Heavy Boots, Men's Fine Boots, Ladies' and Children's Shoes IN' EVERY VARIETY. Now Is a chance to not cheaii boots and shoes. I. .1. ARVOLD. WONO SAM GEE. HOXO FANG. STJN SING CO. HAVE OPENED A CHINESE STORE pN Chenamus street opposite the Astoria Baker', where they will keep on haud Tea, Sujar, Kico, Chinese I'rovi.sioiih, And FRUITS and VEGETABLES. Astoria, December 1st, 1BS3. PLUMBING, Gas and Steam Fitting DONE BY RUDDOCK & "WHEELER. AT fair rates. Also a complete stock of goods hi our line. Estimates given and work guaranteed. Cass street, in rear of I O O F building, next to Gas Go's office. Desirable Property FOR SALE. FIFTY MINUTES DRIVE FROM SAN Jose, Cal.. on the Los Gatos Road. Anew5-room dwelling house; between 5 and six acres of choice fruit land. Dwell ing built for saloon and store . Hie property will be sold at a bargain, as I have too much other business to attend to It. Terms Si,coo-half cash; balance on time with easy payments. Apply to B. YOUNG. Astoria, Oregon. d-KJ-l m FRESH CANDY AT THE ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY Patronize Home Manufacture. All my CANDIES are of the FINEST QUALITY. A full assortment of NUTS, FOREIGN FRUITS, ETC. JOII.V P. CLASSEN. Stop That Horse ! From Slipping. USE THE PATENT SHOE. George McLaiie HAS JUST RECEIVED A PATENT Horseshoe from the Patent Office, for tho purpose of preventing all classes of hors es from slipping on plank, or steep roads, Horses shod with this shoe WILL NOT SLIP. A trial will convince anyone. I keep Two First-duns Stioers in my shop. Try the NEW SHOE. 3-CerHH aad Contracted Hoof cure a specialty. No satisfaction no pay. GEO. McLANE. FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET By the Xljsht, Day, Week or X oath "WITH OR WITHOUT BOARD, With use of Parlor. Library and all the com forts of a home. Terms reasonable. Apply to MRS. E. C. HOLDEN, Cor. Main and Jefferson Bts. FOR SALE. LOTS TO SUIT, FROM 5 ACRES TO 40 acre tract In 8. W. corner of Chas. Stevens' D. C. Title perfect. For particu lars Inquire at office of N. D. Raymond, City Hall ; or on the premises of O. D. Young. Astoria, Nov. 3d, 1883. PETER BLANZHOLM, Dealer in FINE CIGARS, IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO. SXOKERS' ARTICLES. Cor. SuHQHioqu and Olney Streets, Astoria. CHRISTMAS j CARDS. HAVE ONE PRICE The public are invited to call and twainim onr immense stock of Holiday (loods, consisting of Albums.. Scrap Books. Music Folios, Toilet Siands. Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames. Oil Paintings. Chromos. Etc. u O ID 5h o o o & o a n THE y NEW YORK V$ STORE ! We do not jrnpr( to invoiflt the public cither by false representations or swell pernicious clap-trap as the purported purchase or an Eastern Bankrupt stock at 25 cents on the dollar. All our dealings are lesitiniate and above board. In !roof of what we say and claim. vo would respectfully surest to the public to examine and price the goods in "Oliiur Stores" before coming to us. and thu j satisfy themselves of the truth of nur representations. The ITo w TorJs ITovolty Store aiAIS STREET. ASTORIA. BIRTHDAY CARDS. You Are Sure to be Suited AT TIIE Leading Furnifur OF ASTORIA. CHAS. HEILBORN. F U B, N I T U R E FOR Hail, Office, Library, Parlor, Chamber and DINING ROOM, in "WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH, AND MAPLE. We are without a doubt showing' the Largest and Most Complete line of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, unequaled in Design, Work manship and Finish. CARPETS. We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs and Colors in Body, Roxbury, and Tapestry Brussels, Tluve Plys, Extra Supers FOSTER'S THE Billiard Parlors Are not excelled by any north of San Francisco. Nothing but the best dispensed, and every convenience for the com fort of guests. Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars. The M.ost Complete Establishment in Astoria. AT THE ENTEANCE TO THE 0. E. & W. DOCK. r NEW YEAR CARDS. ONLY i Q P o Pi m o r WEDDING CARDS. F XT N I T THE and Ingrains. EXCHANGE. and Club Room; 5 FRANK L. Fresli Fruits FAMCY GROCERIES. TER apply to lb Captain, or to E. I. Parker, LS Ladies desirous of procuring Goods unequaled in Style and Pinish will take pleasure in examining our Stock of SATIHS and DEE8S GOODS. IN THE GENTS' FTJEHISHMG DEPARTMENT, Everything is Complete and of the "best. CITY BOOK STOjES-SJ. 55.iv?: m'st kj-:c::ivj:i a siammuth stock of books. The yoimij ami oM. rich and ioor can all be accommodated. Agents for the Kranich & Bach and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and Western Cottage Organs. Onlf-rs for all kinds of Music or InstrniiHMits will be promptly tilled. E. F. STEVES8 & CO., Cit' Book Store. THE NEW MODEL A rULIi STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND. 23- 3rS. TT A "WjESiS, Two doors east of Occident Hotel. ASTORIA, OREGON. r. J. OUSTAFSON". A. JOIINSON'. MARTiN OLSEN &, CO. DEALERS IN FURNITURE S3 BEDDING. Corner Slain and Squemoqua Streets. Astoria. Oregon. WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER5 ETC A Complete Stoc!f. PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD. cz.- ; i : : (SUCCESSOR TO .TACKfNS & MONTGOMERY.) PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms. ClIEAAJirs STJtJEET, Kext to C Iu Parker's Store. ASTORIA, - OEIGOIt GERirANLA BEER HALL and BOTTLE BEER DEPOT. 0nciifr3 Street. AaToaiA. The Best of linger a Cls. a Glass Orders for the ia Brewery 1' ' L JTHTaTl Lett at this place will toe promptly attend ed to. No cheap Baa Francisco Beer sold at this place? W3I. BOCK. Proprietor. PARKER. Vegetables STEAMER CLiRA PARKER Euqem D. Brock, Master. orTOWIN'O. FREIGHT orCHAU Agent, U. B. PAltKJBK. rices S & Co. RANGE CAN BE HAD IX AS TORIA ONLY OF HAWES, AGEXT CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU WILL BE PLEASED. E. It. IIAWES is also agent for the It And other first-class stoves. Fnraaco Work, Steam Fit tinSs. etc., a specialty. DEALER iy Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware. A General Assortment or HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Agents for Magee Stoves and Kanges. The Best in the market, rmmbiug Roods of all kinds on hand. Jor work done In a workmanlike manner. aiifornia Exchan The best of California and Foreign Wines and Liquors Kept Constantly on Hand Domestic and Foreign Cigars or the Lest .Brands. NATIONAL BREWERY BEER. On .Concomly between Benton and Lafa yette streets. lm SEORGE GORLTER.