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ASTORIA, OREGON: SUNDAY DKCEMBEIt 23, 1E5S and 4It" It is one of lluskiiTfi pithy sayings "... that "the obstinacy of tbe mean man is in the pronounciation of f and the obstinacy of the great man in the pronouucialion ot 'It' This differ ence may be said to divide all ener getic men and -women into two gener al classes, those "who are bent upon establishing themselves, and those who are bent upon establishing some thing which they hold more impor tant than themselves. Each of thdse characters may be seen in every sta tion of life, and in every occupation. Two men are performing the same manual labor with oqual industry; one is calculating how much laboriie need expend in order to satisfy his employer and lceep his situation; the other, while fully conscious that he is earning an honest livelihood, is al so interested in the outcome of his work, and is anxious to see it well done. . ' Two men are deeply engaged in politics; one puts forth all his force and ingenuity to secure for himself some coveted position; the other is equally energetic in pushing forward a needed refprm, or in securing the best man for an important post, that the welfare, of his country may be promoted. Two scientists are both earnest in maintaining a recent the ory, or in diffusing a recent discovery; one because he hopes thus to lift him self into notice in the scientific world and be looked up to as an authority; the other because he firmly believes in it and desires tliat mankind shall benefit by ii. Two artists are putting forth every power; . one for the sake of fame, the other for the sake of embodying hi con ceptions and giving them io the world. Two women arc capable teachers; one is planning sololy io secure her own promotion; the other is incited by the idea of olevating and enriching the young minds in trusted to her care. Two others are diligently engaged in works -of char ity; one in the hope of being called Lady Bountiful: the other desiring nothing so much as to lift some of the heavy burdens of the poor, and " to let in a ray of sunshine upon tho afllicted. In ovory case the one is absorbed with Uio thought of ''I," the other by the thought of "It." Though working apparently for the same pur pose, and using perhaps the same methods, their aims and aspirations point in opposite directions, their hopes and fears are centering around different objects, and the sncoeaB of either one alono would Kppnar like failure to tho other. Xl uLi tyuaiu at first eight 'that, ifll the energy of each of these charac ters is equally expended in the same direction, the difference of ihoir secret motives cannot concern any one but themselves. If their work is done, and well done, what more has society to ask? It will be found, however, that only to a certain point can any work be performed well when the aim is wholly selfish. There comes- a time to each man and to each woman when his or her own in terest aud the excellence of the work seem at least to clash. Perhaps a larger view would show that there really is no such conflict, that eventually the good of the worker and the good of his work will be identical. But at present, at least, we are not always able to take this larger view, and whenever they seem to us to come into collision, one or the other must give way. The self-seeker has no hesitation. His own interest is uppermost in his mind, and if he imagines that is to be pro moted by slacking his efforts or adul terating his goods, or giving short weight or measure, or catering to what h'e knows to "be a corrupt laste, or sacrificing some public benefit, the die is cast, and society is by so much impoverished and injured. He who on the other hand keeps his eye fixed on excellence as the chief gopd, can stoop to none of these things. If his own interest is to suffer it must suffer, for he has higher hopes and nobler aspirations that he will not sacrifice, j - - Whatever stands in the way of his ! lest accomplishment must yield, and thus it is in every case the man who emphasizes "It," not lie who empha sizes "I" who is of the highest value to the world. Every employer knows - - how to prize a conscientious subor- .dinatewho makes tho employer's in " terest his own, and society "will be dull, indeed, if it does not prize its conscientious servants, who in every t walk of life make its best welfare and . ; happiness their first and main con cern. The interest in our work, for its . own sake, is a cultivatablc quality. "We all possess it in some degree, and we may all increase it if we wilL cM dren'mayiib accustomed at an early take pleasure in the success of their own effort?, quite apart from any personal good they may derive .Irom ii. Tho careful observer .of ' child nature will notice that this is a V inatural delight, and iB only deadened and diminished by tho growth of self . ish considerations. If care is taken - to make work as cohgenial'as possi ble,' to prevent its being excessive and exhausting, and to sympathize and eoeourage the natural joy of success. JE&ereiB no reasoQ-whvit.shouid ever LET THEM COME. The Canadian authorities have al ways disputed the accuracy of the Washington statistics with respect to the immigration from that country to tho United States! They have again and again declared that their publica tion was an .advertising scheme for the purpose of attracting settlers to this country. In a report just made to the London government the Brit ish Minister at Washington presents startling tacts and figures on the sub ject, which seem to have created a small panic at Ottawa. Mr. West's loyalty to his queen and government cannot be questioned: He says .the Canadians are coming, coming by the thousand. How absurd to charge that onr government has made fake returns in order to attract immi grants. America is the Only country in the world which has no occasion to hold out inducements on that score. These eiglft-and-thirty states, with their marvellous wealth, their won derful development, their govern ment of tho people, by tho people, for the people, are to-day the paradL of the human race. A niiiTi was introduced in Congress last week to provide iorthe classifica tion and disposition of the fine tim ber lands belonging to flic public do main. It withdraws these lands from sale or other disposal and provides that they shall not be subject to pre emption or homestead entry: It di rects the secretary of the interior to classify the lands which are chiefly valuable or saleable for pine timber and coarse, an appraisal of the pine thereon, so far as surveys have been made, and at the value of such lands by legal sub-division of forty and eighty aero tracts or fractionals there of, and all pre-emptions or home stead entries.' or filings thereof made after the dale of the approval of this act, shall be canceled, and the money paid therefor returned in the manner provided by law in case of erroneous sales. It further provides that the president may from time to time, in his discretion, by proclamation, au thorize tho sale of such pine timber lands In such districts, in 'quantities and tracts as he deems for the inter ests of tho government. The sales shall "be io the highest bidder, for cash, to be paid upon tho acceptance of the bid, and the sale shall be sub ject to the -approval of the secretary of the interior, and shall be canceled if it appear that by collusion of bid ders, or other cause or moanSj a fair sale lias been prevented. All mineral lands shall be exempt from the oper ations of the act. Womb:; Tightens who think their sex should occupy the ollicea filled by men, should road a brief para graph in the New York Tribune, which describes how Judge Cowing, while engaged in trying a case, felt goniothing nibbling at his ankle, 'and, bending over, seized a mouse by the tail and threw him on the floor with such force that he was killed. Now, how would a woman on the judicial bcnch.liave acted under similar cir cumstances? Why, instead of seizing the rodent by the caudal appendage and dashing it to the floor, she would have grabbed her skirts, yelled mur der, and tried to climb on the roof of the building; and during the con fusion thus needlessly created the prisoner at the bar would have made his escape, and when the female judge had recovered consciousness she would have found tho fire de partment making, preparations to throw 137,000,000 gallons of water in to the court room. Sixty years ago two impecunious Irish families took passage in emi grant ships, at nearly the same time, to seek their fortunes in America. Mr. Gladstone, now priino minister of England, was then a young student at Oxford. To-day two sons of the Irish families referred to, Chester A. Arthur, anil Philip H. Sheridan, arc raspectively president of the United States and lieutenant-general com maritling the armies of the United States. This brief statement ot facts reads like a romance. rThe wildest fancies of the parents of Arthur and Sheridan, on sailing for this country, probably never contemplated such ca reers for their cbildren. There will very probably be a dis pute between Shoshone and Koote nai counties, L T., as to which county the new mines are located in. If seems that the mines are located on the Cceurd'Alene range of mountains, and that forms the boundary between the two counties. The New York Sun editor does not know whether'to run Holman br But ler for the presidency and liums "How happy would I "be with either, were t'other dear charmer away." -otmjFiFTHS of the inhabitants of heaven are women, according to the. Eev. Mr. Beecher. This indicates that it will be a warm day for the ma joriry)f the male population. Tho St Paul, Minn., Pioneer-Press says that 3,430 stores, residences and public buildings have been erected in J3t Paul during the year, tho total ex penditure being 8,103,950. Laboring men of northern Arizona upon ranches receive from $30 to 40 per month, teamsters about $50, while the regular pay for good miners is about $4 per day. EvEnf Bepublican presidential candidate nominated rat- Chicago has beea elected. 'The'next nomination tikes place on the 3d of next June A 3ZAKRIED. In Astoria, Dec. 22, lSSJ, at the resi dence of AuT. Larson, In Rev. B. S. MacLafferty, C. T. Strom, and Miss C. P. Beth' Larson. NEW TO-DAY Stockholders' Meeting. THE STOCK IIOLIEKS OF THE GAKI baldi Parking Co w 111 hold a meeting at I'sf hail of Ahtori-i Longshoremen No. i. In Aitoria. on the sin day of .Tanuaiy. 181, at 9 a. m. for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year, and to transact such business h? um conic hfore the meetine. CIIAS, "WICKSTIIOM. Astoria. Dee. 21. 1S33. dt Notice. NOTICE IS HEKEBY GIVEN THAT Alexander Maltman has resigned the position of superintendent of the Portland and Astorit Stevedore company. Mr. John O'Xiel will. hereafter conduct all business for the said company, as superintendent. WM. (JKODT. t nsideat A.S. I. 11. C. GMT MICTION -AT MRS. A. MALCOLM'S. mO CLOSE OCT WINTKU STOCK I WILL A sell for the nett :tO days all goods at a reduction of 20 to -SO percent against former prices. Xow U your opportunity, Ladies, to secure barons. Xicolc at the Following lrlce.s. Indies' Viir Heaver Hals, now $2.00, for mt1v S2.ro. Girls' Moscow Heavers, new. 73 cents, for merly.?! 25. Hoys Caps, now 7.c to 51."), foimerly $1 to SIM. Misses' Howls, now $1.7.1. formerly SaSTu Infants' Hoods, now 31, formerly $IJX). Hosiery, now 60c, formerly 75c. Lnoe Collars ana Fichus, now 25c to $1.30. formerly Mte to$2. ldi(v" and Childrens' Linen Collars, now is to isoe. formerly 2 to 3."c. Infants' Wool Sacques and Hoots at a re duction of lo percent. Desirable Property FOR SALE. Fifty: minutes drive from sas Jose, Cal.. on the Los Gatos Hoad. Anewo-rooni dwelling house; between 0 and .six acres of choice fruit land. Dwell hi? built for saloon and store. The property will be sold at a bargain, as 1 have too much other business to attend to it. Terms St,coo Jialf cash; balance on time with easy payments. Apply to k YOUXG. Astoria, Oregon. d W-lm CI t7E "K (U a v h u j Proprietor of the leading Boot and Shoe" Store ! OF ASTORIA. WOXOSAMGXK. , HOXU KAXO. SUB" SING CO. HAVE OPENED A CHINESE STORE ON Chenamus street opposite the Astoria Hakery, where they will keep on hand Tea, Si-ssir. Rice, Clilnesc l'rorlsions. And FRUITS and VEGETABLES. Astoria, December Lsr, 18S3. PLUMBING, Gas and Steam Fitting DONE BY ECDDOCK & "WHEELER. AT fair rates. Also a complete stock of goods In our line. Estimates Kven and work guaranteed. CaRsstieet.Inrear of I O O F building, next to Gas Co's ofllce. information Wanted. INFORMATION OF IMPORTANCE IS A wanted of Ernst August Nyman,"of Swe den. Fredrik Holther. of Norway, who are supposed to be In this vicinltv Information Is also wanted concerning Anton Olson, of Sweden, and Andrew Iverson, of Norway, both drowned on Columbia river last sum mer. . Any person having Information of cither ot the above will confer a favor by addressing ARTHUR WILSON, Swedish and Norwegian dCS-lt w-Jt Consul, Portland, Oregon. ' FOR TILLAMOOK. " ' ' 1 (Weather permitting. The new Steamer N. 1. JOHANSEN, - - - Master. WllllMVA fni. TI I . I . A MOf II.' mi FOR SAILING DATES AND PAKTICTJ lars apply to J. G. HUSTLER. Main street Wharf, Astoria: ALLEN & LEWIS, Portland ; J. L. STORY Tillamook. ASSIGNEE OF T. BAILY. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I will apply at the noxt term of the Cir cuit Court of the State of Oregon, for the County of Clatsop, to be discharged from urt her.tiust as assiguee of T. Hailv. I. W. CASE, Assignee. Astoria, Ogn., Nov. IK. 1SSS. d-4w ThcAl Fast Sailing Schooner - ."GEN. BAMTING," 158 tons register, will leave Astoria, on, or about ' tZTIli'IWDAY DEC. 27, 1883. fok Cray's Harbor. All freight now in Astoria, or that may be shipped by the O. It. & N. Co., care of the bteanier "General Miles," for Gray's Harbor, prior to the date of sailing, will go forward without delay. For fmtticr information ap ply to J. H. D. GRAY, Astoria, Oregon. Boat Building. JOS. P. LEATHERS Tarraeriy orer Aradt & Ferchen' Mtchlne Shop IS BUILDING FIRST-CLASS BOATS IN the shop formerly occupied by M. John son on Cncomlv street, one block -west of nansen Bros' MJ1L Model, Materia! and Finish First-class. Regular Quarterly Examination. IlUE REGULAR EXAMINATION FOR . Teachers desirous of securing Clatsop county certificates will be held at my office on Friday aud Saturday, the 28th and 29th last., two doors west of tne Catholic church. IL SLOOP. . - .l-td Co, Supt. I jjl II P' I il lllll liimvnJ.iuiii ! CHRISTMAS CARDS. ONE PRICE The public, are invited to call an.l t xamineour innncB.-u stook of I!o!td;;y Cwl., counistiii.u of Albums. Scrap Books. Music Folios. Toilet Stands. Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames. Oil Paintings, Chromos. Etc. u o 112 0 t O O .5 rs S S NEW Wo do not propose to invciIu the imblic either ! false n'jjnvt'Htiilioris nr such iicruicious c!n-trap as the liurportcd pun-huM r :tn Kustom Uankruja stock at 2." cents on tlio dolkir. All our tlealinns art; lejiituimte and above board." In proof of what say and claim, we would respectfully suggest In tin public to examine and price tin goods in Other St -' Ix fore coining to tu. and tltus sjdlsfy themselves of the truth of our representations. Th.e Tgw "STorls Novelty Store SIAIX STREET. ASTOIEIA. BIRTHDAY CARDS. You Are Sure kl y a AT THE Leading OF ASTORIA. OHAS. :BOBN FOR THE Hall5 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, Throe Plys, Extra Supers and Ingrains. FOSTER'S THE Billiard Parlors Are not excelled fay any north of San Francisco. Nothing dispensed, and every convenience for the com fort of guests. Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars, The Most Complete Establishment in Astoria. AT. THE ENTRANCE TO THE (3. R & N. DOCK. STEW YEAR CARDS. Is-?3 ONLY ! o jo o. 0 . xxvv X Vo . X .' YORK p- O 01 o P- STORE ! Sjf I WEDDING CARDS. to 1)8 Suited a H Si. EXCHANGE. and Club Room but the best g HAM L. PARKER. Iresii Fruits Vegetables 11 1 T 1 nr B II III "ll IM I III !! I W H ai IWWMWlMOrBgOTWTMnrilf FAM3Y GEOGSRIES. JTEU applj to Hih Capt-un. or to c IMPIEE I BE-OPENING FiiieO-oods - Reduced Prices Ladies desirous of pre curing Goods ime quale d in Style and Finish will take pleasure in examining- our Stock of in !, SATIMS and BEESS GOODS. 5U. iisr THE GENTS' FUKNISfflNG DEPARTMENT, Everything is Complete and of the best. CITY BOOS T'OE. n-tvs? jist isKCEarasD a ni.uoioTii stock of books. Th yMts and old, rich anil ioor can all be accommodated. Agents for the Krantch & Bach and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and Western Cottage Organs. Orders fr ail ittntls of Musie or rnsitrmnents will be promptly filled. 12. F. STETE1SS & CO., City Book Store. THE NEW MODEL A mil STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND. S3- 35.. TT V .US, Two doors east of Occfdont Hotel. ASTORIA, OREGON. Jlm Ik. Slntgomery, (srrrEssoii to jackins & Montgomery.) PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms. ClEErWAMCS STKEET, ?."ext toO 1. Parker's Store. J. OUSTAFSOX. MARTIN OLSEN Sc CO. DEALERS in FUBNITUBE S BEDDING. Corner Slain and tfquemoiaa Streets. Astoria, Oregon. WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER! ETC A Complete Stock. PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD. AI.T, IIIKIS OP FIIRMTDRE REPAIRED AXI TAKKISHED. GERMANIC BEER HALL AND BOTTLE BEER DEPOT. Chct Aires Strset. Astohia, The Beat of Lager 5 Cts. a Glass Orders lor the ia Brewery Left at this place will be promptly attend ed to. dNo cheap Sao Francisco Beer sold at this place! WM. BOCK, Proprietor. STEAMEIt CLARA PARKER Eben P. Parher,Master. s2 For TOWING. FllEIGIIT orCHAR- 1. B. PAIUElt. STORE & Co. RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS TORIA ONLY OF AGENT CALL AND EXAMINE IT. YOU WILL BE PI.EASED. E. II. IIAWES Is also agent for the ML latent CooMf Ste And other flrst-class stoves. Furnace Worlr. Steam Fit ,.iiiKs. etc.. a specialty. DEALER IV Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware. A General Assortment of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Agents for Magee Stoves and flanges The Best In the market, ruimuhig goods of all kinds on hand. Job work done In a workmanlike manner. A. JOHNSON. ifornia Exchange The best of California and Foreign Wines and Liquors Kept Constantly on Hand Domestic aail Fereiza Cigars of the best Brands. NATIONAL BREWERY BEER. On Cohcomly between Benton and Lafa yette streats: lm EORGE GOBLtER.