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FRIDAY. M A1ICH 7. l&W
WANTED A MAX AND A POLICY.
It the leaders of tbe two great par
ties were permitted to declare their
necessities frankly, they would adver
tise political proposals for ISii about
WANTHD-A MAXiT7 NTH- V M
and a podcv fun ii and a p.dicv fui
1684. " llbal.
We are now within three months ot
the Republican nomination for presi
dent and four mouths of the Demo
cratic nomination, without any
marked concentration of sentiment
in either party-on any particular can
didate or any particular policy. At
no time during the last half century
has a national contest presented such
an aspect within a few months of the
presidential tominations. There has
always been some sharply defined is
sue to crystalize opposing parlies,
and, as a rule, a strong if not over
balancing concentration of senti
ment in favor of men. Now there is no
man, no policy on either side, and both
are groping in the dark. Strong men
who would be candidates, dare not
venture to the front, as it is the deac
line that draws the deadly fire of the
vigilant sentinels of all pretender.-
and leaders with favorite policies foi
their respective parties, shiver in the
rear because the field is against auj
one achieving the distinction of form
ulating a party policy.
If each of the groat parties had a
policy, it would formulate and assert
itself; but they have none, and the
scattered hosts are wisely jealous oi
policy-tinkers. If each party had a
man, the man would lead without dis
pute, but they have none, and no one
is strong enough to enter the arei,a
and wrestle for the leadership.
Blaine is strongest on the Republican
side and Tilden is strongest on the
-Democratic side, but if either boldl
entered the presidential race, ht
would be hopelessly beaten in a fort
night The dark-horse brigade and
the lightnh g-stroke expectanL
would all agree on the only thiu
they could bring within sight of hai
mony to slaughter the head mai.
and they would riot in his blood be
fore the moon would wax and wane
And equally united and vindictive
hostility would be exhibited against
any leader of either side who attempt
ed to dictate a party policy. Morri
son tried it with his boasted fret
trade invention, and he is now in i
minority in his party, in his commit
tee and in the house of which he it
the proclaimed leader. Blaine tried
it in an awkward improvement tf
Barker's surplus distribution tom
foolery, and he has been hiding as a
presidential candidate ever since.
This remarkable want of both pol
icy and leadership in the two great
parties which must soon lock horns
hi a national struggle, is not accident.
It iB the natural, logical result of the
positive absence of a living issue to
divide the parlies. Their old issues
are all irrevocably settled. Tie
questions of war have passed into
history, never to be disturbed no mat
ter who shall rule hereafter. Some
of the once active Republican leadeis.
who were great twenty years ago, but
who have been bourbonized by pro
tracted power, have been trying to
gather up the tatters of" the blood
shirt, but they are so utterly rotten
that they won't hold together to be
flaunted into the face of the nation.
Sherman and Mahone are making
that experiment and winning the con
tempt of the naticn as their just re
ward. Arthur is hesitating over vari
ous theories of Stalwart reorganiza
tion, but even the Stalwart chieftains
are slow to respond. Blaine sees
safety in retreat and Edmunds, wisest
of presidential pickles next the wind,
courted the positive Stalwart wing bj
deolaring for Grant in 18S0, and
courts it now by intimating a prefer
ence for Arthur. The Democrats
have tried the slogan of "historic
justice" to galvanize life into the
Tilden element; they have exhibited
Morrison and McDonald on the free
trade flying horse, and fusiladed
Randall, "Wallace and Hancock from
the liberal incidental protection lines,
but both sides have feebly skirmished
and retired because to advance was
inevitable disaster. There is no man,
no party, on either side.
The tariff was once the hope of the
Republicans and it promised well.
When Carlisle and Morrison captured
the Democratic House, they dreamed
the dream of a free trade national
victory, but before their ehout3 of
triumph had died away, they were
halted by the protests to the point of
revolution, from East and West and
North and South. Had the policy
that Carlisle and Morrison believed
to have triumphed in the organiza
tion of the House, been forced upon
the Democratic party, the Republi
cans would have had their policy
created by Democratic insanity, and
any man they might happen to blun
der upon as a candidate would be
elected; but the Carlisle-Morrison
free trade policy is as dead as a
party policy, as are the ghastly mum
mies of Egypt, and now both parties
are topographically surveying the
tariff issue to find a safe po
sition near it from which to give!
battle. The Carlisle-Morrison free!
trade advance not only called out
the organs of industry to protest on !
the Democratic side, but it called out
& moft aggressive free trade Re
publican diversion over presented -the
history of tbe paiiy; and nov.
Republicans dare not any more pr .
claim a distinctive protective policy
than the Democrats dare declare al
distinctive free trade policy. Both
are now taking lessons in artful dodg
ing on the issue, and the tariff is un
likely to be a positive factor in the
presidential battle. There is no man,
no policy, on either side to lead the
great battle, and tliero arc only a few
months left to create them.
Czak Alexander is not alone in his
uncomfortableness. Emperor Wil
liam looks at his scars and is uneasy.
Emperor Francis Joseph thinks of
his stabbed policemen and worries.
Umberto has the railroad lines care
fully watched iv hen he travels, and
little Alfonso stops practical joking
now and again to ask if the conspira
tors have been kept otT the back
stairs. Queen Victoria, having em
balmed the memory of John Brown
in red morocco, is going on a little
holiday trip; but she is to slip off like
a smuggler without announcement,
and a convoy ot m2n-of-war will
hover around to ward off the possible
torpedo. These royal personages give
themselves a great deal of bother for
some empty honors. Let them come
to Astoria and grow up with the
Pein-ce Napoleox's French ad
mirers and supporters held a meeting
in Paris recently, at which resolu
tions were adopted demanding that
the constitution be revised so that
tbe right of electing the chief magis
trate shall be restored to the people,
together with a constituent assembly.
Plon-Plou and his friends evidently
lack inventive genius. The scheme
they propose calls up unpleasant
memories the coup d'etat of the
third Napoleon, and tho plebiscite
absurdities and frauds. Plou-Plon
should go out west and become a cow
buy. He is wasting precious time if
;here is any real grit in him. It is
better to be a western cattle king than
a European monarch.
The members ot tho Portland Con
gregational church have endorsed
jheir pastor in his refusal to compel
nembers of his church to sign a pro
fession of faith, which gives the
iforesaid members considerable lati-
ude in the matter of belief.
INirntol UN lirrlJilHo I
31HE rNDElt'IGMII) VOULD KE
1 siefti"ul. infonu ;t.t ciii'eiis of Astoria
itd iciuity that he wilt pay interest .n
lai deposits susd b.i.juces, from this d.tte
autil further notice.
Man-li C h, 1?8 .
Notice To The Public.
2UIISIT. GIVE NO I CE THAT THE
i partnership cus iii between the I'ort
tnd unit Alio :.i at ei'on compii y lm
jt b-en dis-ohd, any Mat mnit to tin
outran imt wlUist ihdinjr. 'Hie punhcatnm
if ihe notice ucenihu al eed dissolulinn
lot b.-lug authorized oy the Astoria bniiich
if tho societv.
C-:it Pr. .. 'tmliiauch.
Notice to Coniraclors.
OFFICE AbTOR'A ASD COAST TRANS
ponailon LVmpanv Astoria, 0eon,
.l.irch 4th 13P4
St iled oid w 111 '.e nree.v d until Sntu'day.
lie 15th Inst., at thi ofllce for the iims'ruc
loii ot tlili:il of a vi.ssrl lu!! riuedout.ie
qhouin oinnnsioiis : U8 feet over :dl.u5'.t
feet beans 914 feet h ild ; for i he :iboo eoni
j i- us per plans and siocl.icatlun on flle
at tins otli .
The directors reserve the right to reject
.inv ami ail bi .
liitb should be addressed to
J. W. HUMK.
dtd Astoria Oregon.
Chiru:eys, Carpels and Windows
Genera! Jobbing. Al! w ork done with
Promptness and Di-patch.
AIAIti IX SIVhltTSEX,
At Pt B'.anktiohu'.s corner Olney and
jTNTii. FinrruEii notice xni: asto-
U ria Wood Vaid. limy's lok. foot of
Jtrnon strei-t. will .sell wood at the lollmv-
.ng pre -sand delhi'r wherei'er ihe trtv!s
re planked, beiwven Trulllngei'.s Mill ami
J'tSrlrn's Hotel, b.c . to Astor street :
Sroeu Alder. 2-cu! f-l CO ptr cord. Iou-z53 75
ry do do l 7' do do 00
ii ulleiule'l: do , ,-J) do do 3 75
Wry do do Ti do do 4 00
iieenlteach do J"i do do 100
Sreen Fir do 1 75 do do 4 uu
)iy Fir do 5 00 do do -1 Si
a Jtt S. Itmiis do C O0 do do u 2
ami S. limbs do 5 75 do do 5 00
Wood of AH Kinds
Hy tbe Scow load ut REDUCED RATES.
J 51. I. GitAV
Astoria. February 1st. I8fc4.
Owing to .evrc wath r and increased
expense, an additional eluuge of2 outs a
ord on sawed wood will bo made till further
gjlIVE HUNDRED CORD DRY niOI
8. hick Wuod, which I will flehvor at the
'louses of customer!? for .? I a cord. .
Drayingor all kiuos done .it reasonable
-ius. IL R. MA!OX.
LESS THAN COST !
A Large and Complete Stock
IS TO BE SOLD !
AXTIIE SIGX 01'
On Sqyemoqua Street.
A Complete Aesoit incut of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Of the FINEST QUALITY,
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES
Ladies' and Children's Shoes
If You Want a BARGAIN Do Not
Miss This Opportunity.
THESE GOODS WILL BE SOLD AT A
LESS THAN COST.
' I. J. ASTOJLD, Agent.-
SMJILL MUSICAL lSTRUME
OF ALL KINDS.
FINEST VIOLIN STRINGS;
Piano, and Organ Instructor
STECK & OABE PIAIOS i
President ot United States"
'Governor of Oregon,"
ftstoria Musical Society.
Mrs. J. W. Conn, of Astoria,
And olher prominent persons. P:ano- a!.i
oiyausof inan leading makes.
wlio'esnle and rr tall.
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
LITTLE GIANT STECK PIANO
Largest House on This Coast.
165 First St., Portland. Oregon.
Drugs and Chemicals.
' DRUGGIST f$
. . trz
Prescriptions carefully compounded
t Pav or Tvlpht-
' f r it , ,n rtrtnn rinrnnu I
oAbn ANU UUUK rAUIUIiY,!
. ,. -..-.
A full stock of homo manufactured good
'nuuil v on hand.
Special Attention given to 0rders.
All work guaranteed
Your patronage so-1
CANNERYMEN i !
PACIFIC METAL WORKS
Iinporter- and il-uuf icturers ul
Canners' Solder a Specialty,
StKp Lead, for Leading Lines,
Plate Zinc, for Cutting Acid,
Bar Copper, Pig Lead and Pig Tin.
48 Xorth second St.. Portland, Oi-.
LIS A- 117 HrtSt., Naa PranclKco.
BANKING. AND INSURANCE !
I. W. CASE,
Broker, Banker, and Insur
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
OFFICE HOURS :
From 3 o'clock A. 11. until 3 o'clouk F. M.
$87,000,000 Capital !
Liverpoc-2 and London and Globe.
IIorth British and Mercantile
Cf London and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital of S67,000,000.
A. VAN DUSKN. AupiiU
The new Steamer
X. P. JOHAKSEX, - - Maittr
Will leave for TILLAMOOK, ou
TTIicn Freight Is Offered,
I?OR SAILING DATES AND PARTICU
r lars apply to J. G. 1IUSTLEK. Ala-n
st-et Wharf, Asteria: A LI EN LEWIS.
vviland ; .1. L. STOIIY Tillamoidc.
J. H. D. QUAY-
WnoiiyUe and retail dealer In.
SBOCEBIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, ttr.
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
Jmeralstorasoand-Wliarfaae jii rearon
?ot of Bei ton street. Astoria
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET
Sly the Xislit. Dy. Week or 3Zontli
ATTn OR WITHOUT BOAR!,
With use of Parlor. Library and all ihe com
forts of a home. Tims reasonable.
Apjrfy to MR-. E. C. HOLDEN.
Cor. Main and JrfTefeou. Sts.
IN LOT? TO SUIT. FR M 5 ACRES TO
40 acre tract In S. W. corner of Chas.
Stevens D. C. Tlile perfect. For particu
lars Inquire atofflceof N. I. Raymond. City
.Hall ; or on the premises of O. L. Younj.
Aatoxia, ot. 8d.U88.
You Are Sure to be Suited'
OP ASTOBIA. .
all, Office, Library,
o KrLftAt Was -kjj-Sfcjp wBhtS4 sl
. and DINING ROOM, in
WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH, AND MAPLE.
"We are without a doubt showing- th" Largest and Most Complete
Kate of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, unequaled in Design, Work
manship and Finish.
We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs
and Colors in
Body, Roxbury, and Tapestry Brussels, Three Plys,
Extra Supers and Ingrains.
LADIES' PRIVATE COMPANION
COMMON SENSE MEDICAL INSTRUCTOR FOR LADIES ONLY;
Containing run information in reierenro to nil qusiton relating o iii-nimoi!. in-
itatrtowiab!h"sextuiulldiht;iriiuti&innd ciijiy t iem-c v.-s In their vaiiiiim.pl:i-
"' git-t lie..rs of Womai Imod ; written !u
' .an.! risht : tin point.
It bu work' when til n p'are occupied by no o herbook.and te a couwlPli' library Ii.
its- If. io lady howw. rs-i sit ve. wil tvrr reg t It-, i i-riis:il. It gives information whlci
will make lif.-miTv pleasant, pive a likilierze 1 1 its eiiiojmeiit. i ake tho e hy wh ni
lioii.e tleaaie pi zed, prize and .nj-vtlnm
nkoine bur. ens now bo ne n thoe to whom
.in, it Ives the eaos'S, symptoms :ind in-aiir.ent witn nr script o.s for every discasi
-ecu iar to thespl.re foi wbieh it Is de-ign-d To tbo-e who hae unlnti nth nallj l
jgimniiii'is or b re kles isre ard of the divine. !.iw f health in ide theiiisevi wrech
d in life by sickness, n suiting f om any of tee varii us form-, of we. k eves. whldi fmlow
m 'he tiam o won an!ii d. we an unh-i.ailngly ami most eonfldei.tly iec mmtnd this
bo.k:isout wh'Ch wdlgivey.iu tliea.vtc your necehMilen requreln order to eto'
t.u to health ami hapi.inrs. Tbe wasb d hum t lie pale, wan i n ek. the listlcsn sunkei
'es, iheslowiy dmgg ng.stp. ihe"tt u nature' Is too oft. n seen hi our home, the
GiUmi-sof this work .sincerely beli v tint .ill th-se reature-i mav be liaiucil, the fom
lyaui routined and nluuiii the eheeks to bloom with rosecf health, the ec to suark
wi.h life an 1 vivacity, the lig it. qub-iv s ep r -gained, nd th ei.ervat-i uatute restored.
.'9v a simple home, ire itmeut and prec Iptiosas aid down in th s or'-c, and In th s be
lli f, anl with ui earnest desire n ln-uefit the sulfering, and renew he.dtlt and h.n pi ?
to titeaffltcird, ami to funilsbsuch iufoniiiulo i to tli.we now hi health. :.s ill enable
th-in to retain It ana avoid th -e aiulcu!t!es, this book h:w been pre ared. Everv li valid
diou d obtain a copv and tie.it HieuiMs ve. and no lady in he.h It ca:i afford to be without
tanil thusiemaln In Ignorance or it prrulliii ete-laliiiiiiia id l'iru -live teaching
It Ls reconimeudi d hy ma y eml ipnt lady physicians us a "sAFE CUIDE FOR TH-t:j-V
Til h-uiiUnm -lv bound and IllUitraied. Sunt o wc u.d.l t i:nii. imiv. uuoii
xeceipt cf Si.OO. Audress tue
ROCHESTER PUBLISHING CO.
Nos. 32, 33, and 33 Oaburu Block,
ROC1IESTEK. X. Y.
IILTI S TOI !
Opposite the Parker House.
Headquarters for the Young
and the Old.
Books Musical Instruments. Toys Sta
tionery and Novelties of Every
All tlxe Hcmllnsr Publications
or tho Dny.
Ask to be shown the Clarlona, the latest
novel of mcch.uiicni Ingenuity.
ordan & Bozorth
And see the
Its Merits are
One of the Most Useful Inventions
of the Age.
ALSO IN STOCK. THE
Best Coal Oil
IN THE MARKET.
Tor Sale in any Quantity from oneQuart
so a-15-gollun Urrel.
To Whom It May Concern.
JfMHS 13 TO GIVE NOTICE THAT I
X hsive 1'oucht th solntne gtouud com-
iiri'ilns what K known as "Tlio Ho"r Biek"
on the Columbia river, and have a deed for
the property from the Stale of Oregon, and
nil nnrtl5 ntt hpribv uHniPd not to flIl Or I
i semo on inat grouna wunnui my rtpniMou
i' . HAMUELOUVEB.
Astczla, ebraary 28, lew.
jy TUE .
itnin. run im mui l. i cue iaiK'f
still iume;whlelt ill t-ert Inly n II. vc man;
II e lias proved almost if not Quite. a fai
IilPORTED AND DOMESTIC.
THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO.
Cor. Squetnoqua and Olney Streets, Astoria.
Jast Kcccivcd Ex Wall Walla
500 Tons Seattle Coal.
The Oregon Improvement Co.
Now have lor sale at the new Bunkers.
For Domestic use, clean, $7.50 per ton of
ForStenmuse, average. Sc.39 per ton of
For Steam use, screenings. $4.50 per ton of
Also constantly on hand Flrst-claxH
For Blacksmith use, at market rates.
Royal Brand Flour
Manufactured by the
OREGON MILLING COMPANY
Is of Superior Quality, and Is Endorsed
by nil who UMiit.
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FAVORITE
Of Superior Rising Quality.
Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.
WYATT & THOMPSON
Sole AgcntK fur Astoria.
PETER RUNEY. - - - Manager.
m HFSR CELEBRATED MFDICINAL
fl. S mg-situated in L.ane uount , iret n.
are uurqua ed for th cure of Cata rl.al ai-
iectinns, iineuniaiiym. :mn uspepiia, as
th usai.ds tbnughout the Northwtst will
Ev-ry care is riven invalids ana those
I wn gppjj tne Veneflts -f the waters
rurriure leav the St Charles Hotel. Eu-
:"ne City, every Wednesday and Saturday,
llrect for tae Springs.
"" .-TFTgSSSMM f
ISilgdi? CLAIM PARKER
TEK apply to the Captain, or to
Fine Goods - ReducedPrices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and Finish will
take pleasure in examining our . (
SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the best
THE NEW MODEL
A FULL STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
Two doors east of Ocldent Hotel. ASTORIA, OREGON.
John Jk, Montgomery,
Tin,Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Eanges
The Best in tbe market.
1'iumblng goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, bAb FITTING, AND CANNERY
, Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Cbeoamns Street, A'ext toC L Parker's Store.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
EALERS IN S?
FURNITURE Ss BEDDING.
Corner Slain and Squemoqna Stre-ets. Astoria, Oressa
WINDOW (SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPE8 ETC.
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
xi.i. niTSiys of nmwrnnRE repairft aii vinisHFD.
TAKE THE CAKE!
F. B. ELBERS0N?S
You will be sure that
It is worth taking.
Eveiy Varltt of
Fine Cakes and Confectionery
For the Holiday Tmde.
Candies, Christmas Tree Trim
The Best Quality of
Delivered every Morning
P. 15. FX BE R ON. Proprietor,
-Croup, Whooping Cough and Bron
chltb Immediately relieved by bhiloh'a
Cur. SoIdbyW.E. Dement.
Eben P. Parker, Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAK
H. B. PAKKFJL
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
Ea Mm BAWB&I
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOI7
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. R. HA WES Ls also agent tot tbe
Ml patent Cootim Store
H And other flrst-clasa stores.
Furnace Work Stemm Fit
iaifa. etc, & specialty
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic and Forelga Clears ?
the best Brand.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomly between Bnton and Lata-
lm GEOEGE GOBUEE
IMPORTEK AND WHOLESALE AND HX
TAIL DEALSB IB
foraar Cheaamus and Cms itxeeta.
ASTORIA - . - OKMO