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ASTORIA, OREGON: TUESDAY i)Ea.iniJi:25,j6S3 CHRISTMAS. Whhthei: baiioatli lbs stars of Gal ilee, the Southern Cross, ' or in the shadow of the Northern pine, the birth of Christ is annually commemo rated by a large proportion of earth's dwellers. To-day the story of his advent is told in countless churches, the lesson of humility is taught therefrom, and the principles of "peace on earth, gooO will to man" inculcated in various ways. Christmas is a season ot joy, of gladsome feeling, of good cheer and pleasant reunion. Xo one is insensi ble to the pleasantness of the hour, and evervoiie is the better for its coming. To us on this favored Pacific coast Christmas comas with warm breath, green hillsides, the plash of the rain insuring abundance. It does not seem long since we were celebrating the last Christmas. "We were thinking about it then just as we are thinking about the prcsont; making our few or many preparations therefor. It passed; went into the groat abyss that swallows uptime: and soon the Christmas of the past was almost as if it had never been It will be so with the present; it came, it went; and now only the memory of it, It may, however, have left an im prossion upon us: not very deep, still an influence for good, even if only a little. "We mny not be able to gather up all its good; but. we may get some of it. If we understand it, the great, les son of the dav is kindness kindness at home, kindness to those not of our home. So that we have given to us one day of the voor at anv rale, that without seeming to be craven or un manly, we can go to any we have of fended, or that have offended us. mid may. with great propriety, say to thorn, "It is the season of the year that has for many years been dedi cated to peace and go.od will; let us keep the day in this manner, and permit the past to be past, and w be at pence one wiUi the ;nother." Such is one way that this season does good. It is not impossible that in our fami lies there may not be as much of the gentleness of Christ as Uicir might be: there are n jK-rfeci iiomes, any wore haa tbtircaiv ;xTeet christians. And yet nearly all our eartkly happi ness must couaa from our Ikhoc life, or w sUtud a poor chance of getting !:ttpMttesg out of this world at all. Heace if thk season Ia dedicaieA to the great matter .if boro. poiiiettess. home love, hoiue obedience, there Aveukl lve an increase of happiness. Thereat; none of as m ha;ry llict we caw afford to throw away the pleasures derived from oic enjoy ment, and -with kindliest reelings to all we find our irnest and most last ing enjoyment m the home circle. Tun Manitobans still talk seces sion, and demand that ilK'ir wrongs be redresood. Tn a speech at Winni peg last'Thursday, Col. Atwood urged the importance of going to the fool of the throne, where justice alone could be obtained, and pointed out that the interests of the ieople of tho oastoni provinces were totally op posed to theirs. "We could not ex pect justice from them. It was no use to goMo Ottawa, where tho gov ernment was controlled by the Can ada Pacific railway. The British na tion is a nation of shopkeepers, who are ready to extend their trade in all directions, and if we open onr ports to them they -will come and deal." He prophesied that the lime would come when all would believe as he did -that the occasion had arrived for a now confederacy, and the time had come when they can form a new confederation extending from Lake Superior to the Pacific ocean. Mr. Arthur and his friends met with a severe defeat in the failure of their effort to have the next national convention of their party held in the east. It diminishes his chances for nomination if he really desires one. He ,and they should not despair, however, because they have been b eaton by the western hotel men and the western railroads. These people do not inake a candidate. There is ample time between this and the leafy month of Juno to pick up a majority of the delegates -whoso Yes" or No" will decide the fate of so many statesmen.' The thing for Mr. Arthur to do now is to send the "old machine" to the repair shops. When- Hon. "Win. D. Kelley was a young man ' he 'and Representative Randall's father were one day talldng together with an 'eminent doctor in Paris. Health was the topic of con versation, and "young' man?' said the doctor to Mr, Kelley, "if you will mako it a rule, never to get exhausted so long a"aparfr of the day remains inVhichyou have anything to do, you will' live to be as old as I am." "I followed the advice," said Judge Kelley to a Cleveland Leader corres pondent, ''as far as I could, and I have already lived to be older than tho gray-haired doctor or 'Sam' Ran dall's father." Bishaeck is going to pay tho Pope a visit. All Europe holds its breath. B2XixElaha Logan seem to be form ing a political combination for 1881 NEW TO-DAY COMING ! CHAS. H. HEAD, THAT MYSTERIOUS JEAN, Who Exposed - THE KATIE KING MYSTERY In Philadelphia, Pa., under the auspices of the Mayor of that city and the Young Men's Christian Association : and who has given his unique En tertainment, assisted by OKILLA READ, To Crowded Houses In Masonic Hall, Portland, under the aus pices of the Y. M. C. A. there, ha? kindly proffered a benefit to the ASTORIA Y. M. C. A., ox Thursday and . Friday Evenings. Dec. 27th and 28th. AT Admission, ----- .Vwinls Children, - JL-JC Price See posters for further pai icularv War in Turkey ! JEFF TO THE RESCUE ! HEKE IS JEFF'S Xmas Dinner Bill of Fare, Told in plain American. 21 K .V 11 : So it-Chicken. Fish Cod. JJoii.ku Mutton, Capor Snuw. Tongue, EgC Sauce. Corned l.eef and Cabbage. Koast Turkev. Cranberry Sauce, (and plentv of it) Sucking Pig. Apple Sauce, (four pigs) Beef, Mutton, Pork, Stuffed Veal and Heart. Em-hubs Maccaroni and Cheese. Breast of Lamb Breaded. Tomato baucc. unicKen Friecasseo- Ovster Tattles. Cou Mkats Sheep Tongue. 3'igs Feet, Boned nam. Vkoetahlrs Boiled and Mashed Pota toes. Toma'oes. Green Pens. Brushes Pickles, Worcestershire Sauce. Tomato Catsup, celery. Pins-Cranbcirv and Mince. Dksekt Assorted Nuts. Kaisins and Can dy. Tea. Coffee, Claret or San Francisco Beer included. MEALS, - - 25Cts. Dinner from 4 sjo to S. NOTiCE. HTATE AND COUNTY TAXES A Mi 2fUV kj due and payable at my office. A. M TWOMBLY, tf Sheriff Clatsop Co. FOR SALE. TN LOTS TO St IT. FItOM 5 ACBK TO JL 48 aeie ItmiI in S. W. comer of Wins, Stevens' li. O Title iierfect. For jrfUticn- lars UMiiurc at 4Wif ot :v. u. uaymnmi. (juy Halt : or on tic luvmiscs of o. D. Young. .W4iritt. Nov. ad, lci. Stockholders' Meeting. mHKSTirKnOLIMiKS OK TIIK c..v::i Jl UnIiIi l'ackiii'Ot u ill IkjW a meet Intfat lmi of AMi t Jmglnir!inen No. 1, in AstnriH.outH'ttU day of .lanuaiv. J1. at a. x. for tlx irpv of rtecting olnce:s lor tiw t'HutiiK year, ami io transact sucli ItikiiM,ssai inav comic iM-fon th1 metinz. CHAS.W1CKSTBOM. Astoria, Dec. 2I, 1SU. dt Regular Quarterly Examination. TV1UV. KI'.filTLAR EXAMINATION FOIt JL Taciitrs desirous of securing Clatsop (viaHiy certiScates will be lield at my office hi Frehn and Saturday, the sfith and mih iMM.. tv doors vtst of the Catholic church II. SLOOP, d-td Co, :upt. FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET Ity the Night. I.iy. Wcclc or Month WITH OB WITHOUT B0A1ID. With use of Parlor. Library and all the com forts of a home. Terms reasonable. Apply to MBS. E. C. HOLDKX. Cor. Main aud.TeflVrson Sts. Notice for Proposals. TJIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE JO secretar' of School D'strict No. fl. for fencing and sidewalk on school grounds, till Tuesday, the li'dh int. Plans and specifica tions can ne seen ai liaoonci a; va.s omce, Cpjier Astoria. .1. E.IIIC.GINS. Scliool Clerk. Notice. rgH IF. ACCOUNTS OF THE LATE 1TBM JL of A. M. Johnson & Co. have been placed in the hands of Wheeler & Eobb for collection. All parties knowing themselves to tie luuciiteii to said arm are hereby noti fied to settle the same within thirtv days from the date of this notice. A. W. BEBBY, Assignee, per Wheeler &Bohb. Astoria, Dec. 20th, 1WW. d-tf Delinquent City Taxes. - ftTOTICK IS HEREBY CJIVEN THAT I. iiK'unuersignen, cniet ot j'oiice. have been furnished with a warrant from the city council requiring mo to collect the tax es assessou lor tne year 18S3, ammow itcltn (juent iijion tlie list and make return of the same within sixty days. All parties so in debted will therefore please take notice and govern themselves accordtnglv. C W. LOUGIIEBY. Chief of Police. Astoria, Oregon. October 25th,1883. Meeting Notice, mm: annual meeting of the JL stockholders of the Fishermen's Pack ing Company will be held at the Company's ollice -In Upper Astoria Or., on Saturday. Do. 29th for the purpose or electing a Board of Directors for the ensuing year, and tmns art such other business as may come before themcoting. Bv order ' . F. C. 31EEI). President. Wffl. EDGAR', Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes Meerschaum and Brier Pipes, QZHUmi ENGLISH CUTLERY Revolvers and Cartridges. BOAT BUILDING, R. H. LEATHERS Has reopened his boat shop, over Anidt & FerchcD's. foot of LaFayette street, and is prepared to turn out FIEST-CLASS BOATS. ALIj WORK. GUAItAXTEED. v X. K. G-. SMITH, Importer and wholesale .dealer iu Cigars and Tobaccos, Smokers' Articles, I'iaylHK Cards CHtlcry, Sta tloBcir. Etc Tlie largest and finest stock of MEER SCHAUM and AMBEK GOODS in the city. Particular attention paid to orders from the country, Theo. BRACKEIt, Manager. Chenaraus Street, Astoria. Oregon. MM f STOKES. . A FULL LINE OF Fancy Groceries. Vines . AND LIQUORS HARDWARE AND Ship Chandlery: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. In Hume's Now Duildiii ErEEAT REDUCTION IN MILLINERY -A.T MRS. A. MALCOLM'S. mo CIX)SE OUT INTEK STOCK I WILL X sell for the next tlO dayn all goods at a reduction of 0 to 40 per cent against former prices. Xow is your opportunity, i-mies. to secure oargains. Xiook at tho JFoIIotviac Prices Indies Fur Reaver Hats, now S2.00, for merly SiM). Girls Moscow Beavers, new 75 cent?, for merlvSl 2j. Boys' Caps, now Ifc to SL23, formerly Si to .si. &o. Misses' Hoods, now $1.75, formerly $22T. Infants' Hoods, now SI, formerly $1.00. Hosiery, now 50c. f ormerlv 75c Ince Collars ana Fichus, now 23c to $1.50, formerly 50c to S2. I-idies and Childrens' Linen Collars, now is to 'joe, lonneny 25 to 3oc. Infants' Wool Sacques and Boots at a re ductionof 4o percent. Desirable Property FOR SALE. PIFTT MES'UTES DIIIVE FROM SAX Jose. Cal.. on the Los Gatos Eoad. Anewo-room dwelling house; between 5 and six acres of choice fndt laud. Dwell inir built for saloon and store. The property will be sold at a bargain, as T have too much other business to attend to It. Terms Sl.coo-Jialf cash; balance on time wiiu easy paj'ments. Apply to B. YOUXO. Astoria, Oregon. dtf-lm I. J, ARVOLD, i Proprietor of the Leading Boot and Shoe Store ! OF ASTORIA, III I II I I III I M tt FOR TILLAMOOK. (Weather permitting.) The new Steamer jA. IB. FIELD. X. P. JOHAXSEX, - - Master. Will leave for TILLAMOOK, on TOIl SAILING DATES AXD PARTICIT- SC larsannl? to J. G. HUSTLER. Mam street Wharf, Astoria ; ALLEN LEWIS. ronianu ; j. Ij. biuui iiuainooic. Tlie A I Fast Sailing Schooner "G-EW. BANNING," !." tons regLster, will leave Astoria, on. or about THURSDAY iEC.27, IHHIt. koi: Gray's Harbor. AH freight now In Astoria, or that may be shipped by the O. R. & N. Co., care of the steamer "General Miles," for Gray's Harbor, prior to the date of sailing, will go forward without delay. For fnrther information ap ply to J. ft. D. GRAY, Astoria, Oregon. THE THINGVALLA LINE. 1 Is the only 1)IRECT LINE Between NEW YORK aud SCANDINAVIA. First?-class Steamers and good usage. TirKrt Tor .sale at A. 31. JOII.VSO.V.S. Ajrenr, Astoria, Oregon. Boat Building. JOS. P. LEATHERS Formerly over Arndt t Ferchen'u Mtehine 8ho TS BUILDIXG FIRST-CLASS BOATS IX J. the shop formerly occupied by M. John son on Concomlv street, one block west of Hansen Bros' Mm. JHorfcl, Material aad FialKk First-class. PETER BLANKHOLM, , - Dealer in FINE CIGARS, IMPORTED AND D03IEST1C. THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO. SMOKERS' ARTICIiES. Cor. Squemoqua and Olney Streets, Astoria. 0, Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bre(a)d ! "WHY, AT THE Astoria Mery & Coifeciiery CHENAMUS STREET. otronly SUPERIOR BREAD AND CAKES AND PASTRY in great variety, but also r THE LARGEST STOCK OF CANDIES IN TOWN. "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 Astoria. ED. JACKSOX , Xrop. FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET. ' AT MllS. GEO. SILLER'S, NEXT D00P. to Weston Hotel. 4 1 CHRISTMAS CARDS. I HAVE .ONE PRICE The public are invited to call ami examine our immcust stock of Holiday Goods, consisting of Albums, Scrap Books. Music Folios, Toilet Stands, j Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames. Oil Paintings.. Chromos, Etc. u o m o O & e o A Wo do not propose- to inveigle the public either by false representations or such pernicious clap-trap as the purported purchase of an Eastern Bankrupt stock at i: cents on the dollar. All our dealings are legitimate and above board. In proof of what we say and claim, we would respectfully suggest to the public to examine and price the goods in "Oilier Stores' before coming to us. and thus satisfy themselves of the truth of our representations. Th.e 2Tew "5Tors IToelty Store niAIX STREET. ASTORIA. BIRTHDAY CARDS. You Are Sure to "be Suited AT THE Leading Furniture House OF ASTORIA. CHAS. HEILBORN". F TJ R N I T TJ R E FOR Hall, 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 (, 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, Three Plys, Extra Supers and Ingrains. 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. 3 4 ' Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars. The Most Complete Establishment in Astoria. AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE .0. R. & N. DOCK. NEW YEAR CARDS. 1 ONLY Q P o rS- o p pi o CQ O WEDDING CARDS. TJ R E THE EXCHANGE. and Club Room E 0(,X YORK Aw FRANK L. Fresh Jj'ruits FANCY GROCERIES. TEi: apply to tlif Certain. r to E Fine Goods - Reduced Prices Ladies desirous of procuring Goods unequaled in Style and Finish will v 'take pleasure in examining our Stock of SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS. IN THE GENTS' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT, Everything is Complete and of the Dest. B. F. STEVENS & Co. CITY ISQxQIS: SOIESJEJ. uavk .srsT kkcs:iv::i t uAsnioTn stock of books. Th yiuTr am! o!.t. rioli ami i4or cm all lie accommodated. Agents for the Kranich & Bach and iYIandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and Western Cottage Organs. )rtU-n tr all ktn of Miis-i" r Intnanrnts will lie promptly filled. . 1 STEVEIVS A CO.. City Book Store. HE NEW MODEL A FDIiI. STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND. 3E3. JELm TT.A Two doors east of Occident Hotel. ASTORIA, OREGON. (srcrEssoK to .tackins & Montgomery.) PLUMBING. GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms. CIIEaAJIl'S STKERT. Xext to V Iu Parker's Store. M. OT.5EX. J. OUSTAFSON. A. JOIIXSOX. MARTIN OLSEN & CO. DEALERS IN FURlsTITURE BEDDIHSTG. Corner ninin and quemoqua Streets. Astoria. Oregon. WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER" ETC A Complete Stock. PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD. .1X1. KINDS OF FURNITURE REPAIRED AND VARNISHED. GERIVLVNIA BEER HALL A2TD BOTTLE BEER DEPOT. Chktaitcb Street. Astobu. The Best of Lager 5 Cts. a Glass Orders for the ia Brewery 23332E33EL Left at this place will he promptly attend ed to. BP""No cheap Sao. Francisco Beer sold at thU place? WM. BOCK.Proprietor. PARKER. Vegetables STEAMER OLARA PARKER Eben P. Parher,fiJaster. For TOWING. FREIGHT orCHAii . 15. PARKER. ST O RE T RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS TORIA ONLY OF E R, HAWES, AGENT CALL AND EXAMINE IT. YOl' WILL BE PLEASED. K. R. HATVES Is also agent for the Buck ptent (Mil Stove And other first-class stoves. Furnace "Work, Steam Pit tings. etc., a specialty DKAI.EIi I' Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware. A General Assortment of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Agents for Alagce Stoves and Ranges The Best iu the market. Pnimbing goods of all kinds on band. Job work done In a workmanlike manner. California Exchange Thchcstof California and Foreign Wines and Liquors Kept Constantly on Hand Domestic and JForelsn Cigars of the best 15 rands. NATIONAL BREWERY BEER. On Concomly between Benton and Lafa yette streets. lm E0RGE GOBLTER.