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..OCTOBEK 22. 16S7
MORAL INFLUENCE OF PROHIBI
TION. That a desire to do away with the
sale of liquor should lead many good
people to advocate prohibition of the
sale of intoxicating liquors by consti
tutional enactment, is not strange.
While government exists men will al
ways be inventing and urging theories
designed for its intervention in affairs
of life. To a fcertain class of minds
prohibition is a captivating theory.
It appeals fartheir conscience. It as
sumes to make no compromise with
wrong. The state, say its advocates,
shall obtain no revenues by licensing
a wrong. By a constitutional amend
ment we will make the sale of intoxi
cating liquors a crime; the evils of in
temperance will then diminish, and
our great work in the interests of so
ciety will be mainly done.
To point out the fallacy of such
reasoning is unnecessary to those who
can understand it, and useless to
those who cannot
That it is the argument of theorists,
that it forgets many important facts
of human nature, ignores the impos
sibility of enforcing a law that has
not an overwhelming popular support
behind it, and takes no account of
other evils that are sure to grow out
of even a partial enforcement is man
ifestly true, but that will make no im
pression on the determined advocates
The Providence, R. L, Journal, a
leading eastern exchange, favoring
true temperance work, in a recent efl
itorial, says of the present farce in
It must be admitted that prohibi
tion in Rhode Island has not proved
a remedy. Whether it has decreased
the manufacture, sale or drinking of
intoxicating liquor to an appreciable
degree is still an open question. The
frequent exhibitions of intemperance
on the street, the daily record of ar
rests for drunkenness, and the im
mense importation of liquor, tell their
" own story. But even if these evils
are less under the present law than
under the license system, there are
other grave evils which have followed
the enactment of a 'prohibitory law.
Captured by political influence, used
as an opportunity for advancmgperson
al fortunes, and its execution intrusted
to disreputable, if not hostile hands,
the law has been odious from the be
ginning. The feeble attempts made
from time to time for its enforcement,
the difficulty of conviction, the faintly
disguised sale of liquor, and the utter
absence of energetic protest at such a
atate of things have shown that ih'ere
is not a strong popular feeling behind
the law and in favor of its enforce
ment A law that cannot be enforced
is not only unwise, but is an injurious
law, having moral consequences that
are destructive of ihe best interests of
society. Aiming at the decrease of
crime, it increases it And thisris the
condition of Bhode Island to-day that
all over the state there are more men
than ever before who fire deliberately
committing criminal offenses, and who
know that they can do so in compara
tive safety. The concealment, evasion,
hypocrisy, deceit and fraud practiced,
the growing contempt for statute law
and law-makers, the committal of a
crime every time a glass of liquor is
sold, make a list of evils that are di
rectly chargeable to the prohibitory
law. Moreover, a generation is grow
ing up in the knowledge that the law
can be broken almost with impunity,
and is being educated to break it An
unenforced law is necessarily a breed
er of criminals, and this is the expla
nation of that maxim of jurisprudence
wnicn says tnat a law should never be
very far in advance of public senti
ment Here is strong testimony from an
Such facts explain why many, who
surely recognize and deplore the evil
of intemperance, cannot agree upon
prohibition as a remedy. They see
other evils which it certainly pro
motes. They deprecate the adoption
of a law which cannot be measureably
well enforced, and know that fraud,
deceit, hypocrisy and contempt for
law are increased thereby. They
know that the demand for drink has
some of the.deepestinstinets of human
nature behind it, and believe it is un
wise to drive men to commit other
crimes in order to obtain it In the
present condition of human nature the
only rational or practical thing that
can be done with the drink traffic is to
place limitations upon it This is all
that prohibition amounts to; but that
has too many attendant evils.
Hon. AiiExakdeb Caldweli, who
used to be one of the leaders
of the Republican party in the
west, is at the Fifth Avenue hotel,
says the New York Graphic He is
an example of how quickly a man
fades out of publio recollection when
he drops away from the currefit of po
litical life. Little more than ten
years ago he was United States sena
tor from Kansas, a burly, business
like man, with nothing of eloquence
or budding statesmanship about him,
but a good safe man to tie to on mat
ters of finance and general trade af
fairs. As a boy he had been in the
Mexican war, and had served in his
father's company, and when at the
gates of the City of Mexico his father
fell dead, shot through the brain, the
young fellow had taken his place and
made a sudden prominence for him
self as the boy-captain of one of the
best companies in that gallant army.
When he had served one term in the
senate he was laid up among the for-
gottoiij and his presence the other
night in the crowd of Republican pol
iticians was unnoticed save by a few
old-timers, who, like himself, are
among the fossil remains of a regime
that is never to return.
Have the following to say of Wis
dom's Robertiue, the great beautifier
and preserver of the complexien:
PoBTLASD, Or., Juno 4, 1887.
To Mr. Iff. M. Wisdom-Dear Sir:-I
have tried your Bobertine. It is excellent,
and I shall be pleased to recommend it
to all my lady friends. Believe me,
yours truly, Rhea.
Pobtlaxd. Dec, 1885.
To Mr. "W. M. Wisdem: The "Rober
tine you so kindly sent me is excellent.
It is the finest preparation I have ever
used, and is a decided acquisition to
every lady's toilet. Yours truly.
Pobtlakd, Or., April C, 1837.
Dear Mr. "Wisdem: I hnve tried your
"Robertine," and it Rives" me much
pleasure to say that it is excellent for
the complexion, being one of the best
articles of the kind J have over used. Be
lieve me, yours sincerely,
For sale by W. E. Dement & Co.
druggists, Astoria, Oregon
Society In Wyoming.
A Boston woman wrote to the may
or of a new town in Wyoming asking
for information regarding the state of
sooiety in his town, as she contem
plated going there for tho benefit-of
the health of her children. On re
ceiving his reply she concluded to re
main in Boston awhile longer. The
As for society, it is bang up. This
is a mity morrel town, considerin'
that there's sixty-nine saloons to a
poppylation of 2,000. But every sa
loon has a sine up sayin': "All fit in'
must be done outside. No Killin' Al
lowed in this Room." Only two men
has been killed since Monday, and
to-morrer will be Wensday. Cheatin'
at gambling is punished by lyuchin',
and every effort is being made to put
the town on a good morrel baysis.
Ladies is universally respected and I
sell them beer at half price when
they buy at my place. There is a
grand sacred concert and free dance
here every Sunday night, and preach
in' every Sunday that the pastor don't
have ter stay ter home on account of
the big rush- at his bowling alley.
Don't hezzytate about comin here on
account of sowciety. This js a morrel
Renews Her Youth.
Mrs.Phffibe Chesley, Peterson, Clay
Co., lowa,-tells the following story, the
truth of which is vouched for by the
residents of the tewn: "I am 7.1 years
old, have been troubled with kidney
complaint and lameness for many
years: could not dress myself without
help. "Now 1 am free from all pain and
soreness, and am able to do all my own
housework, 1 owe my thanks fo
Electric Bitters for having renewed my
youth, and removed completely all dis
ease and paih."
Try a bottle, only 50c at W. E. De-
ment &Co.'s Drug Store.
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with the choicest
perfumery, and toilet 'articles, efo- can
be bought at the lowest prices, at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Ofident
For the best photographs -and tintype
go to Crow's Gallery.
And Free Lunch at thcoTelephonc Sa
loon, 5 cents.
For lame Back, Side or Chest use
Shiloh's Porous Plaster, Pric 25 cent.
For sale by W. E. Dement
Shiloh's Vitaltzer is what you need
for Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Diz
ziness and all symptoms of Dyspepsia.
Price 10 and 75 cents per bottle. Sold
by W. E. Dement
Croun. Whoonmc Couirh and Bron
chitis immediately relieved by Shiloh's
uure. aom oy w.-t;. uement.
That Hacking Couqh can bo so
quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. Wo
guarantee It Sold by W. E. Dement.
Sleenless NIffhts innrie. inlsnrnlilo
oy mat lernoie cougn. amiou s uure is
the remedy for you. Sold by W. E. De-
uieiu Ou iU.
Catarrh cured, health and sweet
breath secured by Shiloh's Catarrh Ttem-
eay. rnce 50 cents, Masai injector free
For sale by W. E. Dement
Oj-stcrs In Every Style
At the Central Restaurant next to
Foard & Stokes'.
Ten cents for a cup of Fabre's nice
Will you suffer with Dyspepsia and
Liver Comnlaint? shilnh'e Vitnirrm ?o
ituaranteed to cure you. Sold by W. E.
utruient s wo.
Shiloh's Cough ana Consumption
Cure is sold by us on guarantee. It
cures consumption. Sold by W. E. De
ment Meals Cooked to Order,
Privfltfi rnnme fnr Inrilns ?r1 fnmiiu..
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
To The Ladies.
FANCY AND NOVELTY STORE
You will and erervthinc in the Una of
Fancy Work, also German Knitting Yarn,
Spanish Yarn, Domestic and Imported Sax
ony, Zephyrs, Latest Styles In Fringe, ltuch
lng, Collarsjmd Culls.
Thanking the Ladles for their liberal pat
Cass Street, one door sonth of Aflrnnnv
ONE GRAND EVENT!
Monday, October 24. 1887
The Prince of Minstrelsy.
And a Grand Company of Burnt Ork Art
ists. New and Elegant First Part
Great Finale. New Specialty.
In His Favorite Specialty.
Admission, Reserved Seats..
Family Dress Circle..........;
Gallery ... ,. 50
Box Sheet for the sale of Reserved Seats.
open at the New York Novelty Store, Thurs
day morning, ucc :in, at jo a. sr.
Notice to Fishermen.
A NY PERSON WISHING TO CONTRACT
ix. sturgeon at l cent per pound tur all
from 20 to SO pounds, or yt cent for all above
go pounds up to a tons weigut, apply for fur
ther particulars to
CAPITAL STOCK - - $500,000
"Fxre cto Marine
F. E. Beach
J. McCraken ..
It P. Earhart
Sec'y and Manager
J.Loewenberg J. K. Gill, n. L Tittock,
F.K.Arnold, F.M.Warren. J.MoCraken,
F. K. Beach, D.D.OlIpbant, F. Eggert
No. 33 "Washington street, Portland, Or.
R. L. BOYLE, Agent. Astoria, Oregon.
Onice at I. X. L. Packing Co,
Taxes Due, School Dist. No. 9,
fTlAXES FOR THE ABOVE DISTRICT
JL arc now due and payable to the under
signed. "VM. B. A D A I It.
Upper Astoria. Oct. 5. 1687.
milE ANNUAL MEETING OFTHE FISH
X ennen's Pk'g. Co.. will do held In their
omce at upper Astoria, on tne 29 tu oi Oct.,
18S7. to elect directors for the ensulug year.
ana transact sucn otucr ouisiness as may
properly come beforo tho meeting.
By order president.
1VT0TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
JLi taxes for school alstrict No. tare now
due and payable at ray office on Main street
wharf and that the same will be dteined de
linquent unless paid within sixty days from
mis aate. J. u. uusiiihit.
Astoria, Aug. 25. 11-67.
MISS M. L. RICHARDSON
Has engaged the services of Mrs. A. John
son. a competent and Fashionable Dress
maker lust arrived from the East, and Is de
sirous of having the Ladles of Astoria who
wish well-made Dresses to call, see fittings
ana samples ana aeciue tor tnemseives.
Cass street, three doors south of Astoiu
BOOTS AND SHOES!
Of Best Quality, and at
SIGH OF THE GOLDEN SHOE.
"fcCANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN
JLtJL building boats on the Columbia river
and hundreds of lino boats of my build
make my guaranteet for good work. Head
quarters at the old Astoria Iron "Works
building, Will build boats at any point on
the Columbia rlyer where my services may
THE ANNUAL MEETING OFTHE WEST
Coast Pk'g Co. will be held In their of
fice. In Astoria, on the 24th day of October,
18S7, to elect directors for tbe ensuing year.
anu tor tne transaction or sucn otuer oust
ness as may come before the meeting.
By order of the President.
1 88 1 . 1 887.
Reopening of the Roller Skat
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
evening, and Saturday afternoon.
Evenings, from ................7 p. m. to 10 p. m.
Afternoon ' -...l p. h. to 4 p. m.
At Ross Opera House.
This Is the seventh season Ross Bros, have
managed Roller Skating In Astoria,
Admission, Gents ,............ ..Kc
Admission. Lndies...... . .. Free
G. W. & A. E. ROSS, Propr's and Mg'rs.
J. H. D. GKAI
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT
General Storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street, Astoria,
R Y. LONG.
Fresh Fruit, Fine Cigars,
Fresh Milk received dally. A fall line of
Opposite Spexartk' m Store.
We shall be pleased to dcm'nlratt to the Fishermen of the Pacific, with more
Seines and Samples for personal inspection, tlie
I'oi Pounds and Purse Seines, of magnitude, that will, In our opinion.
SAVE A LARGE LABOR COST,
Multiply Catch, and Increase the nett profits. Experience proves lightness with
strength, saves muscle, and Increases the number of hauls dally.
Our Mr. Stowe made tbe first Purse Seine for mackerel in this country In 1318.
and one pound of twine nude sir square yards netting, and sinct tlieu, the improve
ments he has nnrte. ;!ve 40 square yards uettim; to one pound. All of the KG
Purse Seines. n( .v it: use in 2ev England, are of tbe fine kind. A five thousand
pound Seine, or he kind in use on the Pacific, requires about 50 Indians to haul, we
arr "M ; with tl o Improved Twine. 3.000 pounds make ihe same size Seine, and 30
Indians can haul n .n about half tlie time, and its Strength Is Equal to
The Heavy Kind. LICHTNESS IS PROFIT.
An extra nice Common Seine Twiue, made on the latest Improved Brovtnell Patent
Twisters, Well Stretched In the making. Our mill Is well equipped for Tar
ring by Steam, Hanging, etc., and our hands have the longest experience of nny hi
In this country. v
With the rules of honorable commerce, we hope to command ashare of the Pa
cific's patronage, and Invite correspondence for samples and Prices, with estimates.
Prices Satisfactory. Any and all kinds of Nets and Seines made to order.
m GLOUCESTER NET A TWINE CO. Gloucester. Mass.
Boston Office, 9t Commercial St. Address all communications to the Boston office.
A. V. ALLEN,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
CITY BOOK STORE.
Special Book Sale !
Now In Progress.
Books by all the Standard Authors at remarkably low figures.
KFCall and get prices.
CHXFFIXT & .HEED.
Headquarters for Ammunition.
THE BEST IS THE WORLD.
The Winchester Repeating Shot Cun, S25.00!
A Fine Side Suap Marline Made Twist, Double-barrel Shot Gun, Box Shells and
Tools, $17.50. Sportlnc Goods, Ammunition and the Famous Swedish Kaeor
Our Immense New Stock,
Consisting oM CAR tOADS of fine Artistic and Plain
Furniture, Carpets, Oil Cloth, Madras-Silk
LACE AND PORTIERE CURTAINS,
Dado Shades, &c, Has Arrived.
TJiese goods were purchased direct from Eastern Manufacturers and shipped
before tho recent advance in frolght, thekenefita thereof we propose to sharo with
Call and See Us.
The New Model Range
CAN BE nAD IX ASTORIA, ONLY OF
E. R. HAWES.
Agent. Call and Examine It ; You Will be Pleased. E. B. Hawcs Is also Agent for the
Buck Patent Cooking Stove,
AND OTHER FIRST CLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work, Steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand.
iw M Novelty
Headquarters for School Books. A Complete
uoii oi mo
Official Text Books.
Prices Guaranteed Satisfactory.
The New York Noyelty Store.
Wilson & Fisher
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
. LOGGERS1 SUPPLIES.
SALEM PATENT ROLLER MILLS
Portland Roller Mills,
And Solid . Satisfaction Are Guaranteed
THE EMPIRE STORE
Suitings and Trimming Velvets. A Fine Line of In
fants' Dresses, Cloaks and Worsted Shirts, Ladies'
Calico Wrappers, Cotton, Wool and Musi in Underwear..
jSl oquveipxjIetjej stock
Qf Quilts and Blankets, Gents' Clothing, "Furnishing Goods, Boots, Shoes, Trunks
and Yalises at the Lowest Cash Prie-s at the Empire Store.
W, T. PARKER,
tut a tvr , ra. j-.'" ia f
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, ani Straw, Lime, BM, Cement, Sand and Plaster
Wood Delirered to Order. Drajln?, Temalnjc and Express Business.
TEK apply to the Captain, or to
Frank I. Parker.
AT LOWEST PRICES IN ANY PART OF THE CITY.
lu Season. Everything Warranted as
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FKANK DEKUM President
W. II. SMITH. Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD Secretary
No. 1G0 Second St., Portland, Or.
I.W. Caso, Agent, Astoria, Or.
Depsitei .in Orepo; $300,000
$ S B- 8Q1.28 8.
Royal, Norwich-Union and Lancashire Com
blnatlon Joint Policy.
Union or San Francisco.
Gemiania ot New York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation,
HABIXE .IKSUBANCE COYERED BY ODB
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Representing the Largest and Most Relia
ble Fire Insurance Companies.
All Business promptlyjand accurately tran
acted. FlavelsWbaxr, - Astoria Oregon.
Liverpool & London & Globe. North British
and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh.
Hartford of Connecticut, Commercial of
California Agricultural, of Watertown, New
York, London & Lancashire ot Liverpool,
Eng.. Fire Insurance Companies, Represent
in a capital of 67.000, coo.
B. VAN WU8EX, Agent.
The Farmers' Company,
Of Salem, Oregon.
THE LEADING COMPANY OF THE
Private Dwellings and Farm Property a
J. W- CONN, Agent. Astoria.
Furniture and Upholstering,
Mattresses Made and Repaired,
Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewed
Furniture Sold on Commission.
8hop. corner Main and Jefferson Streets
Latest Styles : : Lowest Prices
DBESSMAKI5G 15 ALL ITS BBA5CHES.
MRS. W. J. BARRY,
(Eaton & Camahan's Former Establishment)
And Examine Goods. ATerfect System of
Eben P. Parker.Moster.
25 For TO WINO, FREIGHT or CllAK-
H. JB. PABKEK.
Corner Chenaraus and
HOLT & CO. Proprietors.
Scroll and Turned Balustrades,
Boat Material, etc,
Orders solicited aniPromptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guarantoed-as to StylelQuaU
ty and Prices.
Mill and Office cor. Polk nnd Concomly
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
Concomly St., Foot ot Jackson, Astoria. Or.
MacMDists ant Boiler Mm.
Land and Marine Engines
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of all Description Made
to Order at Short Notice.
J. G. Huhtleb, ...
I. W. Case,
GUSTAV HANSEN, Propr.
A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Goods Bought at This EiUbllsiMeit
Watch and Cloclc- Repairing
Corner Cass and Squemoqua Streets
City Livery Stable.
SHERMAN & WAKD... .Proprletore.
Comfortable Carriages and Buggies
By the day or hour at very reasonable rates.
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Everything new and first class. Our aim
Is to please our patrons.
Horses Boarded by the day, week or month.
Stable and office two doors west' of The
HAVING LEASED STKAMKB ENTER
prixc to S. C. Hlldreth, James Macom
ber, T. W. Andrews and. James Cox, they
assume all liabilities of steamer Enterprite
from this date. Neither steamer Enttrprite
nor myself, owner, will be responsible for
any debts contracted.
September 23d, 1837.
Diamonfls i Jewelr?