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SATURDAY .NOVEMBER 5. 1887
PRODDING A BLADDER.
Is his recent addresses here Gen
eral Campbell's "boss" argument, the
one that has been quoted to us most,
was that the ten commandments were
prohibitory. "Thou shalt not steal,"
thou shalt not" do other things, and
yet though prohibited by God and
put in man's law, people will steal and
lie. ""Why don't you license larceny?"
says General Campbell, with a
chuckle, and the audience "see the
point," and laugh, and say "that's
good." But it's no argument: stand
off and take a good square look at it
in sober reason, and see how thin,
how gauzy, it is; how it disappears
like a mist before the sun of rea son.
Here is Gen. Campbell's argument,
"It is as reasonable to prohibit the
manufacture and sale of liquors by
law as to prohibit larceny. If a pro
hibitory law 'cannot be enforced abso
lutely, neither can any other law, for
are there not crimes against the laws
committed every day?"
Now here are a few lines of argu
ment against this "sharp" assertion of
the former chaplain of the Kansas
In order to prevent the "crime" of
taking a glass of cider or wine or
beer, a prohibitory law does not allow
any of these to be made, so that there
will be none of them to drink.
Now follow up Col. Campbell's ar
gument to a fair and logical conclus
ion, an invited parallel, and you must
prohibit the manufacture or accu
mulation of all forms of property, so
there will be nothing to steal! Put
the temptation out of sight of the
thief, prohibit all articles likely to be
stolen, and then you will have a model
' community there will be no robbery
or theft, because there will be noth
ing to rob or steal! If you follow out
this line of argument of the enthusi
astic prohibitionists, you will not be
able to have any property except red
hot stoves and real estate.
Let us all go in and reduce property
to a minimum of red hot stoves and
In the meantime what becomes of
Gen. Campbell's "argument"
When all is said and done, one fact
plain to all remains the fault of a
man's drunkeness lies at his own door.
If he by nature or otherwise can't
help it, it is a sorry and pitiful fact,
but is that any reason why the whole
community should bo placed under a
ban? The Chinaman, who, according to
Tom Hood, burned his house and the
whole village to get a bit of roast pork
burned in the conflagration, was a
paragon of wisdom alongsido the man
who thinks that because a thing is
abused it must be entirely prohibited.
Men eat too much, dig their graves
with their teeth, die of everfeeding:
would you abolish eating? Men sleep
too much? Would you make it a
crime to sleep? "Oh," but you say,
"this is nonsense," It is just as sen
sible every bit as your "arguments"
for the necessity of prohibition.
There is a congressional vacancy
in the Second district of Rhode Isl
land which derives peculiar impor
tance from the fact that unless it is
carried by the Republicans they will
lack one of a majority of the states,
and, in that event, would not be able
to elect their candidate for president,
should the election be thrown into
the house of representatives. The
states as they now stand politically,
have seventeen Democratic and nine
teen Republican delegations in con
gress, the New Hampshire delegation
baing a tie. Should Rhode Island
elect a Democrat that state will also
be a tie and neither party will have a
majority in the house. The house
failing to eleot, the vice president
becomes president on the 4th
of March following, and this
officer, being chosen by the sen
ate, would, as that body now stands,
be a Republican. The senate consists
of thirty-nine Republicans, counting
Mr. Riddleberger as a Republican,
and thirty-seven Democrats. Should
Mr. Riddleberger not vote or vote
with the Democrats there would be
a tie in the senate, and no vice presi
dent could bo chosen under the consti
tution. In its issue of the 3rd inst, the
Toronto Globe, the leading liberal
organ of Canada, has a sensational
article. It says: "Let the British
journals rub their eyes again and
wake up to the necessities of the sit
uation. Chamberlain must be re
called. The imperative is required
and the Canadians are entitled to em
ploy it He must be recalled. Let
the British understand their own in
terests are hugely staked on the re
sult of the impending negotiatiens:
Should the commissioners fail to reach
a settlement, or should the senate
make an agreement, nothing can be
more certain thau a war between
Great Britain and the United States.
which can be avoided by Great Brit
ain's abandoning Canada in a way
that will forever disgrace the British
Pkohibitiox assumes that man i a
brute, uncontrollable except by spies,
police and "government" restrictions.
A nice compliment to the manhood
of American citizens! Any one who
acknowledges he has no manhood and
is not fit to be trusted away from his
guardian will vote for the shackles,
the inquisition and the step back to
savagery that prohibition, that jailor
of the human heart, implies.
This American government of ours
is founded on the idea that it sball
meddle with the individual as little as
possible consistent with public secur
ity. Prohibition by judicial or legis
lative process means the establish
ment of personal espionage, and an
invasion of domestic life. If you
want to be spied or want a job as a
spy, vote for the prohibition amend
ment It was TIkh. Jefferson, that grand
old Democrat, the author of the De
claration of Independence, who said
"This world is governed too much."
The remark continues to b? quoted
because it cannot be improved. For
eign born citizens who fled from Euro
pean despotism, think twice before
you help by your votes to make des
potism triumphant in this country.
To the credit of tho church be it
said that some of the ablest ministers
and church papers in the United
States are squarely opposed to prohi
bition. They see clearly that prohi
hibition is directly opposed to tem
perance, and feel that certain restric
tion is to be preferred lo impossible
effort at suppression.
PitoirnuTiON, boiled down, is a
quarrel with the Almighty for giving
free will to man. It is an attempt to
take away from man one of his attri
butes. The moment a man ceases to
have a choice, he is at once in prison,
it matters not which side of tho stone
walls he is on.
The sales of public lands the past
year amounted to 23,85S,038 acres,
which is 3,733,-174 acres more than in
188G, and the receipts were 3,217,727
greater. The number of acres re
stored to tho public domain was 31,
824,481. Soap manufacturers in Cincinnati
who run on the profit sharing plan
have just divided 93,009 among their
workmen for the past six months.
The highest share lo a single work
man was $40.
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Dyspepsia, Constipation, and Piles.
CURES WHEN ALL OTHER MEDICINES
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Send for Pamplilet to
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Tako no other.
MURRAY & CO.,
And Dealers in
Special Attention Given to Filling
A FULL LINE CARRIED
And Supplies f arnlslied at Satis
Purchases delivered In any part of the city.
Office and Warehouse
In Hume's New Building on Water Street
P. 0. Box 153. Telephone No. 87.
FAULTLESS FAMILY MEDICINE
"I have used Simmons liver
Eegulator for many years, hav
ing made it my only Family
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me was very partial to it. It is
a safe, good and reliable medi
cine for any disorder of the
system, and if -used in time is
a great preventive of siehnest.
I often recommend it to my
friends, and shall continue to
"Rev. James 1L Eollins,
'Pastor M. E.Church, So. Fairfield, Ya,"
TIME AND DOCTORS' BILLS SAVED by
alicays keeping Simmons JAver
Regulator in the Jiouse.
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in Indigestion, Colic, Diarrhoea,
Biliousness, and found it to re
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ing a hearty supper, if, on going
to bed, I tako about a teaspoon
ful, I never feel the effects of
tho supper eaten.
"OVID G. SPARKS,
"Ex-Mayor Macon, Ga."
Has our Z Stamp on front of Wrapper.
J. H. Zeilin & Co., Sole Proprietors,
Price, 81.00. PHILADELPHIA, PA,
Foard & Stokes
Their I trp'ly incrcnstiiK trade enalf im
lliem to M'lfat the very lowest margin
or pntiit while fdin yon pood
tti.U are of first c!:iss quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
Tin' Highest Price Paid for Junk.
To The Ladies.
Go to Mrs. (5atV Art Room. nct door to
Mrs. Mai coin's, for all the
Late Novelties in Embroideries
Lessons Given and Work Made to Order.
Hair Chains and Jewelry, and Ladles'
Hair Dressing and general hair work done
Also, for sap, thelarpestSl Stamping out
fit on the Coast.
CtxuL loo C-cvrocL.
GarMc Smoke Ball
Ask Your Druggist For It!
Relieved ia rive Iiaes.
Cure Guaranteed iftal.cn to
Cured ia Three to Six M oaths
Pateatcd April, iEES.
SENT BY HAIL.
Price of Treatment. 5j.oo
CSmoVe Ball. S'-n: OcbclU.
tcr.for InieraalU&e. Jios).
CAKLOIIC S3I0KE BAIL CO.
652 Market St, San Trancisco, CaL
J-Bcv7aro of Hurtful Imitations.-
Wines, Lips aid Cigars.
A Large Stock of
FIRST CLASS GOODS.
Supplied at Lowest Market Rates.
All orders lilted promptly and Accurately.
Ageiits for First Class roreign and Domestic
Main street Opposite Parker Hoitec,
ASTOliLV, .... OltEGON.
Furniture and Upholstering,
Mattresses Made and Repaired,
Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewed
Furniture Sold on Commission.
Shop, corner Main and Jefferson Streers
Is at the old stand prepared to build all
kinds of boats used on tlif Pacific Coast.
Builder of steamers EhcLle. Favorite,
Tonqnin, and others.
Model Making a specialty. Stock and
Latest Styles : : Lowest Prices
nRESSH IKIXfi IX ALT, ITS BRANCHES.
MRS, W. J. BARRY,
(Eaton &Caroahan's Former Establishment).
And Examine Goods. A Perfect System of
J. W. BOTTOM, Proprietor,
Water Street, Two Doors East of Olney.
Fine Clgarg, Tobaccos and Smokers Articles,
Sold at Lowest Market Hates.
FRUITS. CANDIES. NOTIONS.&0.
WHOLESALE AND 11ETAIL DEALEli IN
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mil! Feed.
Crockery, Glass $ Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresb. Fruits and TTegetables.
THE BEST IX
The Winchester Repeating Shot Gun, S25.00!
A Fine Side Snap Marline Made Twist, Double-barrel Shot Gun, Ro Shells and
Tools, $17.50. Sportinc Joods, Ammunition ami the Famous Swedish Itszor
Consisting of -I C.IK LOADS of fine Artistic and Plain
Furniture, Carpets, Qi! Cloth, Madras-Silk
LACE AND PORTIERfcUETAINS,
Dado Shades, &c, Has Arrived.
These goodi were purchased diiect fnnn K:utern Manufacturers and shipped
before the recent advance, in freight, the benefits thereof we propose to share with
Call and See Us.
The New Model Bange
CAN HE HAD IN ASTORIA, ONLY OF
E. R. HAWKS.
Agent. Call and Examine It ; You Will be Pleased. E. It. llawcs Is also Agent foi the
Buck Patent -Cooking Stove,
AND OTTIER FIRST CLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work, Steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand.
AT GRIFFIN & HEED'S.
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-altwtflLksy; - .M i - P
UTtBrWfaM i mi mM p 2
NSXfl 1fiif(w9 hp
lei loft lYof
IIe2dqnarters Tor School Books. A Complete
Line of the
Official Text Books.
Prices Guaranteed Satisfactory.
The New York Novelty Store.
aniFFiar & eesd.
'Kt-xjcnLcxsusvTmaj' 1 1 ' 'jr, tkt ui!Anwi
e New Stock,
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and -Varnish.
SALEM PATENT ROLLER MILLS
Portland Roller Mills,
WE HAVE JLST RECEIVED DIRECT FROM EASTERN MANUFACTURERS
A LARGE LOT OF
Rents', Laities' and Cnilta's Hosiery and Underwear.
Also a full line of
German Yarns. Saxony Yarns.
Sole agent in Astoria for the Celebrated Drial & Co's French Shoes, and Laird,
Schober & Mitchell's Fine Shoes.
THE EMPIRE STORE
W. T. PARKER, Manager.
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, ant Straw, Liie, Brict, Cement, Sana" an! Plaster
Wood Dellrerod to Order. Drajlne, Teamlnp and Express Business.
IEK apply to the Captain, or to
AT LOWEST PRICES IN ANY PART OF THE CITY.
lu Season. Everything Warranted as
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FIRE A! mm
FRANK DEKUM Preatdent
W. H. SMITH Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD Secretary
No. 160 Second St., Portland, Or.
I. W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or.
CAPITAL STOCK - - $500,000
F. E. Beach .. President
J. McCraken Vice President
J. Loeuenberg. Treasurer
JL P. Enrhart Sec'y and Manager
J.Loewenbcrg J. K. Gill, II. L Pittock,
F. K.JVrnoId, F.M.Warren, J.McCraken,
F. E. Beach, DJ.01iphant, F. Eggert
No. 33 Washington street, Portland, Or.
R. L. BOYLE. Agent. Astoria, Oregon.
Omce at I. X. L. Packing Co,
Deposited in Oregon, $300,000
$5S. 8Q1. 2 8 3.
Royal, Norwich-Union and Lancashire Com
blnatlon Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
Germanla of New York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assnrance Corporation,
MARINE .INSURANCE COVERED BY ODR
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Elmore, Sanborn & Go.
Bepresentlng the Largest and Most Sella
ble Fire Insurance Companies.
All Business promptlyjuid accurately tran
acted. Flavels Wharf.
Liverpool & London &Globe.North British
and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh.
Hartford of Connecticut, Commercial of
California Agricultural, of Watertown, New
York, London & Lancashire of Liverpool,
Eng.. Fire Insurance Companies, Kepresent
in a capital of $67,000,000.
B. VAN 1U8E.V. Agent.
WATCnES, CLOCKS AND JEWELRY AT
"Watch and Clock repairing a Specialty.
On the Boadway.next Aug, Danielson's
MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN
building boats on the Columbia river
and hundreds of fine boats of my build
make my guaranteet for good work. Head
quarters at tho old Astoria Iron "Works
building, "Will build boats at any point on
the Columbia river where my services may
be required. mwr
Silks, in all Colors and Shades.
Eben P. Parker,afaster,
KorTOWINO, FREIGHT orCHAli.
H. B. PARKER.
Corner Chennimw and
HOLT & CO. Proprietors.
Scroll and Turned Balustrades,
Boat Material, etc.
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to Style, Quali
ty and Prices.
Mill and Office cor. Polk nnd Coucomly
streets. Astoria. Oregon.
Astoria Iron Ms.
Concondy St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or.
MacMnlsts ai Boiler Makers.
Land and Marine Engines
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
J. Q. Hustlkk,...
I. W. Case......
John Fox, Superintendent.
Magnus C. Crosby
HAM AM, DM, STEEL.
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
TXxx AMD Popper.
K. T. LONG.
Fresh Fruit, Fine Cigars,
Fresh Milk received daily. A full line of
Opposite Spexarth's ,Ghh Store.
BOOTS & SHOES
K J. GOODMAN.
Genuine English Porpoise
Shoes for dents. Ladles' Flexible Sloes la
FRENCH. KANGAROO &DONGOLA KID.
Boys' and Youths'
Shoes of all kinds, Misses', Children's, and
Infants' Heels and Spring Heels.
We Deal In Boots and Shoes Only