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THE SWEDISH FINNS.
The January murrtbor of Frank Les lie's Populsw iMowtihly contains a very Interesting article on 'Che Finns, des serililns Ithcir origin, land ctoiantrls fflea ind ooniiman'tlnfr on thieflr heroic history. In regard it ths iancJjrot Finns the wrltar eays "VlrUllty of IMile imlost imarlced kind, manly iTortUtudo and Indtmuituible ten aatty of 'Will He to .Che very Tnturrow of IChe Finn; so imiucih. eo as oflteni to de- geneittde effither SniPo Itto merest ob. dMriicy or wi'PdaBO'nilfg lawerelon to evorylChiinig new; iShiia Ihe Waa clrurig, ithrougth all itfhe vldlagJtudes of coniiln umia wiarflare, wilfh its accompanying horrors of d'cvaslfaicion and famine, all the m'ore Ifcenrttole Ib&euuse of Ithe pov terlty Of Ithe country, with, unflinching devatiion to Wis customs and his creed, and aibove all to ihls language. It may tie Infonred from Wire fact of the Finns btflng bo oonsSanltly Involved In sCrtfe 'thai . they are a warlike people. Ndahllng oouH "be further from the truKh. In no single Instance, I think I muy with elifety 'assert, nave they been the ag,Kressor3. Indeed, they tare poefflSively remto-kble for possessing a moat ppacaable disposition. The very flactl, 'however, of the frequent recur rence of violent conflict between them fend idhelr Swedish and Russian neigh bors, proves them to be las distinguish ed for oouTtage B'nd enduramoe as for tn'ctflnajCion Ito paaoe. Yet, though (the Finns never would for a moment itamaly submit to provocaicion, ever op posing ia. determined front to attack, .wlhen onoe conquered Ithey Have ob3erv- ed ia stdadfaat loyiality land an exalted conception of the anaredness of an oath of allegiance which must perfoce ex- itort he the tadlmtalalt'lan of foe as well las of friend. "Haw could a people survive so ter rible tan appremtilceahllp In nlaltloreal evo iliitton unless It possessed inexhaustible Vhiltlty, a knowledge of Ha virtue and a belief to Its lalbtMty to shape Us des IWny? And these dtaunch -virtues of IhoirkiJhbod, patience, courlage and hon esty, and 'Wlitha.1 Of unaignesslveineas, aililde in the Finn of today, and oheer ihlim Ito 'hope for 'the morrow of pollt icail freedom. Young as Is thi9 people, considered as ia mlaltlonlal enltity, It has inlatie surpi'lslng proginees in the last Waif century Of belles tettres and the fine arUs. The feeTlng for ithe .beautiful yma ever Innialte fln Ithie ibreaslt of the Finn; even when the turmoil of his hard Wt crushed Sits expression, .fhle soul of nvusllc wlas aatir within him la!t the lav- Ing of his grainJte iwaves, alt the soughing of the breeze j Bimtang his pine and biroh forests, a,t ithe frtumling of h! Waterfalls, and the tippling of his numberless dartals and ijakies; the sense of the lardstlc awoke wasponsilve ait elgiht of Ms acres of wav ing corn, of his limpid streams, and pellucid lakes, of his tllairk-green' fir belts klsEilng the water's edge; and the sublime spMt of the sweetest and pur- eat podtry filled ibis being as year alter year the vast, calm serenity of the eumtmer mlidmUglht brooded In the mys terious bush of its faifavt rose iWaJf-light over his beloved land, pailtng the glow " of Ithie festllvtal bonfires he Ufjh'ts on his guUrJlte eminences." The Influence of the Swedes upon FlnlJand is sketched: Sufiloe "fit here to eay that the Scan dlnavian element in the population dlntes from a little over a thousand years ago, when the first extensive mi gratory movement took place; a large body of Swedes crossed the Baltic, and eeJUtl'lng in IChe Aland archipelago oft Ithe southwest coast of Finland. Some of the emligiranits seem to have pushed on to thle mlainlajid and settled in the Bauithern pairt of Ithe province of Ny land. At various periods further foodies of SwedJes mlade their way to Che same region, and extemdSng their new homes along the sou'thlern coast waatward. Some -three or four hundired years sub. sequent to Ithe first migration another exjtenaive movement from ithe Scandi navian penlinsulEa occurred. "The ohlanaeter of the Swedish Fln land'or is more emotional than that of the Finn, and therefore possesses less of steadiness and patience. On th other tond, he is much quicker not only to think, but to act; with a keen er peroeFltWon 'of .the brlghlt Bide ot life, 'and ta comesportding promptitude to seize an ts every opportunity foi yielding pltaau're, he oomhlnea a sen. eftlvenieas that is less fluted to with- eaared Its conatanlt trials than is the pWagrnatlo Itemparainuent of the Finn, wham the long necessity of fighting ifar Wis very existence Has Inured to Ithe hairdaliip aird possible penury. Nev ertheieas, imuch of Ithis impatience of worry irias left him, by reason of the very Itafc of hls Waving Hved side, by side with Ithe stolid Finn for so many centuries; he has gradually acquinad (much of the letter's philosophical calm, a.nid now differs greialtly from his broth er across Itha BaJtic Indeed, though preserving his SanguUge ini'.act, he ispeaks with a differant accent, having kat ithalt peauKair singsong Intonation which dt3ttnguflsl.es the speech of the gjsnulne Sweed; and the latter professes to look down on his Flnrelcized relative In consequence. "Speaking generally, the Swedish Fln Ian.1era are sharper and keener ta busi. ness, more eniterprfing and desirous of keeping in touch with the outer world, than their Tavast and AarelLan tarechere, and as a consequence are more well to do and more progressive in their Ideas and Wabita. Until quite recently Bhe irttelledtiial accomplishments of the nation were ito be credited almost en tirely ttti them; thus Runeberg, the great pjet of FinHand, the recognition of whose genius has become well-nigh wortd-wide, wrote In Swedish, as does he who of all Finnish authors is the only one widely knbwn in the United tsates, Zajchtartaa Topelius, whose "Sur geon's Tatea." ta thalr English transla 3on hiave won such popuEirity among AmertciM." U-finse'M js, , VA ' j'VsiP, ran"! ca&e iTwiLLwo?rcuRg.' Ansirrerable Laxative and NERVE T0N1U. Bold by DniKglstsor sent by mall 2Gon6Uov and (1.00 per package. Samples free. Wt Trt The Favorite TOOTH llU JLlVfortheXeothandiiieuhiia. For bale by J. W. Conn. BEWARE OF OINTMENTS FOR CA TARRH THAT CONTAIN MER CURY. As mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell and completely derange the whole system when entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such ar ticles should never be used except on prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do is ten fold to the good you can possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufac tured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no mercury, and is taken in. tternally, acting on the blood and mu cous surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It is taken internally, and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. Sold by druggists, 75 cents per bottle. DID YOU EVER Try Electric Bitters as a remedy for your 'troubles? If not, get a battle now and get relief. The medicine has been found to Ibe peculiarly adapted to the re. Hef aind cure of all Female Complaints, exerting a wonderful direct Influence In giving strength and 'tone to the or gans. If you have loss of appetite, Constipation, Headache, Fainting Spells, or are Nervous, Sleepless, Ex. citable, Melancholy, or troubled with Dizzy Spells, Eleotrio Bitters is the medicine you need. Health and strength are guaranteed by its use. Large bot tles only 50 cents at Chaa. Rogers' Drug Store, Odd Fellows' Building. State of Ohio, County of Tolado, Lu cas County, ss. Frank L. Cheney makes oath that he Is the senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business in the clity of Toledo, County and state aforesaid, and that the said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL LARS for each and every case of ca tarrh that cannot be cured by the use rocks bv the sea I ot Hall's Catarrh Cure. , uJ. FRANK. J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of Decern ber, 1886 A. W. GLEASON, tSeal.) Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internal ly and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO. Toledo, Ohio. Sold by druggists, 75 cents. AH the patent medicines advertised In this paper, together with the choic est perfumery, and toilet articles, etc., "an be bnueht at the lowest prices at J. W. Conn's dru? store, opposite Oc cident Hotel, A. toria. A Traveler's ontxit should be compact, but it should always include a supply of AUcock's Porous Plaster the best remedy known for sprains, strains, lame back, congestion arising from cold, any one of the innu merable pains and aches lia ble to come at any time. Avoid Inilrntloni claimed tobe'Juitu good as Allcock's." Get the genuine. AUcock's Corn Shields, Allcock's Bunion Shields, Have no equal as a relief and cunt for corns and bunions. Brandreth's Pills relieve headache, torpid liver and diseases caused by Impure blood. THE SECRET BEAUTY IS Mrs. T. S. Hawkins, Chattanooga, Tenn says, "Shilof s Vitallzer 'SAVFTD MY LIFE. I consider It the best rem edy for a debilitated system I ever used.' For Dyspepsia, Liver or Kid ney trouble. It excella. 11 ive 75 cts. For Sale by J. W. Conn. Or. Price's Cream Eaklng Powder 4U( ' 'r - Giii Mrdsl Miwiater Fair, Sm Fraiuitf The most effective skin purifying and beau tifying soap in the world. It is the only preventive of pimples, blackheads, red, rough, and oily skin, red, roogh bands with shape less nails, dry, this, and tailing hair, and iimplo baby blemishes. It is so because It strikes at the causa of most complexion! diiBirnrationi, t!i.,theCloooed, Ibbttated, 1 jot. am ed, ovk& worked, ob blxooisb Fob. FOB FACIAL BLEMISHES runes, freckles, bites and stings of insect, irritations, yellow, oilj, and mothy skins, ebafings, and undue perspiration. CL'TI CUKA SOAP, because of its delicata medi cation, ia the most soothing, cooling, purify ing, and healing application, a well as being beyond an comparison the purest, sweetest, and most refreshing of toilet, bath, and nuraery soaps, gale greater than combined sales of all other skin and complexion soaps. Fold thranfimrt the world. Prbw.tae. Porim Dace its C. loar- rie Prop-. Boaaoa. - JlU tmr tfr Bktn, tfealp, mod kair,1 tree. 7 1.-,.'. . tOiKJfUrZys . Oregon's Great Seaport. The prediction of shrewd old John Jacob Astor is about to be fulfilled. The city of Astoria, Oregon, is about to becomo the greatest seaport and me tropolis of Northwestern America, Its location and resources have at. traded the attention of capital, and it is today the best field for the Invest ment of money, brains and muscle on the American continent. This "Largest civilized city In tho world without a railroad," is to exper ience the impetus of a connection in different directions with two of the greatest continental railway systems. Astoria's harbor advantages (the best on the whole Pacific Coast) are now understood and appreciated; its fishing interests (already paying to the hands employed In the salmon canneries alone over $250,000 of wages each month) are to be augmented by the investment of outside capital and the erection of large and latest Improved plants. The immense forests of Ore gon pine surrounding the city are to be converted into lumber for the Aus tralian, Chinese, Japanese, and Soutb American markets. The great coal fields within a few miles of the city are to be Immediately opened, and the product thereof shipp ed in every direction. A dairying region unsurpassed In the whole world is to be opened up and afforded an outlet to market. A harbor, better than that of San Francisco, and the only one 'with this exception on th more than two thous and miles of Pacific coast, is to be supplied with Increased dockage and coaling facilities, and immense grain elevators will be built to store and load the wheat of the Columbia basin direct ly on the merchant fleets of the world. Astoria offers openings for many new industries, namely, grist mills, saw mills, paper mills, stave, box, barrel and tub factories, show case works, ash and door factories. There will be room for many live, energetic and wide-awake men and women with or without money. All inquiries promptly answered. Papers and data supplied on application. Address ASTOipfl'S IflFOflPTIOfl BUflEflU. FREEMAN & BREMNER, Blacksmiths. Special attention paid to stmboat re pairing, first-class horseshoeing, etc LOGGING CflJflP C10RK A SPECIALTY. 197 Olney street, between Third and , and Fourth, Astoria, Or. NO BREAKFAST Dalgity Iron Works, General Machinist and Boiler Works. All kinds of Cannery, Ship, Steamboat and tnglne Work ot any Description. Castings of all kinds made to orJer. Foot of Lafayette St., Astoi ia, Or. ASTORIA IRON WORKS Conconly St, foot of Jackson, Astoria. General Machinists and Boiler Makers Land and Marine Engines. Boiler work. Steam boat and Cannery Work a Specialty. Castings of All Descriptions Made ta Order on anon notice. John Fox. President and Superintendent A, L. Fox Vice President 0. B. Prael Secretary St. George's Rheumatic Bitters, A Remedy specialv manufactured to aid those aftlicted with RHEUMATISM. It elves tone to the stomach and purities the blood better than any other bitters known. TRY IT AND BE CONVINCED. For said bv all leadine dniceists or Address "G. R." P. O. Box 663, Astoria, Or. Kopp's Beer Hall. Choice Wines, Liquors and Clears. KENTUCKY WHISKEY Only handed over the Dar, The largest glass of N. P. Beer. Half-and-half, 5c. Free Lunch. Chas. Wirkkola, Proprietor. Cor. Conconly and Lafayette Sis. Hunter Epicures say the best c. Pork Sausage combines th fl.ivnr nf nf Ip.m ria nergen's.pork with the flaky fat and the fines herbs. , We furnish the table with this kind of sausage that pleases the veriest epicure. Portland Butchering Co's At arka Corner Second and Benton streets. Corner Third and West Eighth streets Is complete without a good piece of choice meat. One can be Deceived , 1 In a piece of meat at the meat doal era. and dlMcovnr when It In too late that what appenred to be good Is noth ing of the kind. Guard against such mistakes by coming here. We always have the best. WASHINGTON MEAT flARKET, CI1RISTENSEN & CO.. Prop'rs, A LOCK Is something you want, if not today, you will want is sometime. We keep carpeiv ter's tools too, and if this weather will only pull itself (cic? together you will want plenty KJ of Hardware of which we nve a plenty only waiting your call. J. B. WYATT, HARDWARE DEALER J. A FASTABEND, GENERAL CONTRACTOR, PILE DfllVEfl, HOUSE, BRIDGE flflD WHARF- BUILDER. Address, box 180, Postoffice. ASTORIA, OR A. V. ALLEN, DEALER IN Groceries, Flour, Feed.lProvlslons, Frulte, Vegetables, Crockery, Glass and Plated Ware. Loggers' Supplies. Cor. Cass aud Squemoque Streets. Astoria, Ore. Astoria, Oregon. FISHER BROS., SHIP - CHANDLERS, HEAVY AND onLLr HARDWARE. Wagons & Vehicles In Stock Farm Machinery, Paints, Oils, Vamlshes, Loggers' Supplies, Falrbank's Scales, Doors and Windows. Proviaionat, Flour, and Mill Tied . Astoria, Oregon. These tiny Capsules nro superior, to iialsaia of Copaiba, Cuoelw and Injoctiona, Ijyjjjy They euro In 43 hours tho same diseases without any incon venience. SOLD BY ALL DnUGOISTSI THE flSTOljlfl SAVINGS BflM Acta as trustee for corporation and Individuals. Deposit! solicited. Interest will be allowed on tvlnrt deposits at the rate of I per cent per annum. J. Q. A. BOWLBT ". President BBNJ. YOUNG Vice President FHANK PATTON... Cashier W. E. DBMEfti' Secretary DIRECTORS. 3. Q. A. Bowlby. C. H. Page. O. A, Nelson, Benl. Young;, A. S. Reed, D. P. Thompson, W, E. Dement. Japanese Bazaar SING LUNQ. Prop. Bnva a rimtomer of some of those nwi, that wa have lust received for fall trade, and that we're selling so remarkably cheap: "They are the best bargains we ever goi 111 Astoria." Tk.u bp, ranrlvAtlrtflr In aualltv and style and will make a record a purs. openers. 417 Bond Street, next door to Mouler Fruit Store. Are You Going East? If so. drop a line to A. C. Sheldon, general agent of the 'Burlington Koute," 2M Washington t, Portlund. . t i,t nii ., tvtB rt rhfirir:i. muim. time tables, and advise you as to the through rates to any point, reserve sleeping car accommodations for you, 1 ,,OT,iuh von with ihrouirh tlr:ktji via either the Northern, Union, .South ern. Canadian racinc, anu ureal t-oriu-ern railroads at the very lowest rates obtainable. The Burlington jmjuio ia generally conceded to be the finest equipped rail road in the world for all eUiMea of travel. Ae You Goiiir East? Be sure and see that your ticket reads via THE NORTH-WESTERN I 1 imt CHICAGO, ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS and QMAIIA RAILWAYS. This Is the GREAT SHOUT LINE Between DULUTH, ST. PAUL, CHICAGO And all Points East and South. Their Magnificent Track, Peerless VeS' tlbuled Dining and Sleeping Car Trains and Motto: "ALWAYS ON TIME." Have given this road a national reputa. tlon. All classes of passengers curried on the vestlbuled trains without extra charge. Ship your freight and travel over this famous lino. All agents hav ucKeie. W. H. MEAD, P. C. SAVAGE. Gen. Agent Trav. F. and P. Agt s wasningion St., Portland, ur. E. ncNOL, Receiver. Gives Clioicc of Jiao Transcontinental lOLtteB, Via Spokano and St. Paul. Via Ogden, Denver and Omaha or St. Paul. Pullman and Tourist Sleepers Fre Reclining Chair Cars, Astoria to San Francisco. OCEAN BTEAMERS Columbia Wt3Kliistlla.y, J.un. 9. State. Monrldv. Jt;i.n. 14 Columbia, Saiturday, Jain. 19. Boa.t, Thursday, Jan. 24. OolumMa, Tutwlay, Jan. 29. State, Sunday, FY. 3. Canadian Pacific RAILWAY AMERICA'S Greatest Trans 'Continenta Railway System. FROM OCEAJl TO OCEflfl -IN- SEASIDE SfltfPiIi. A complete stock of lumber on hand In the rough or dressed. Flooring, rus tic, celling, and all kinds of flnlch; moulding and shlncW; also bracket work done to order. Term reasonable and prices at bedrock. All orders promptly ttteuded to. Offlc and yard at mill. H. . I. LOO AN, prop'r. Seaside, Orrgon. Palace Dining Room acd Sleeping Cars oxorloos Dining Cars. Elegant Day Coaehes. ALSO Observation Cars, allooilng Unbroken Vleais of the Wonderful JSIoantaln Coantry. $5.00 and $10.00 Saved on all tickets east. Tourist cart the tH-st on wheels. Equipments of tat very nnest throughout ALSO CANA0IAN PACIFIC ROYAL KAIL STE AKSHiP LIU Tc China tni )"!. Empress of Japan, November lith. Empress of China, December luto. For ticket rates and Information, call on or address, JA3. FINLAYSON", Agt Aetorla, Or j-or rate. tj.. ,;,, A. B. Calder, Traveling F, Act, i vations, etc., call on or a i i,- 1 i(Ynt, w turn. ' i r , , t Cea ITcU Brown, r-!t Pan. AkU . 4 Vancouver. U. C ecr and FreJeM Ac?m I -r:: . Astoria and Portlnd Steamers. Hereafter tho O. R. and N. Co.'s boats will run as fullows, between Astoria und Portland. The Thomson will loave As. torla at 6:45 a. m. dully except SuiuUy, and Portland daily at. g p. m. except Sunday. The T. J. Potter will 1,.jiv Astoria at 7 p. m. dally, nnd Portland at 7 a. m. dally except Sunday. For rates and general Information call on or address G. "W. tOUNSBERRT, Agent, Astoria, Or. W. H. HURLBURT, Gen. Pas. Art., Portland, Or. 11 SOUTHERN PACIFIC. 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