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City and Comity Official Paper.
.1 rnouD RECORD.
Tun Republican party is a party of
the people and for them, created by
the people and controlled by them.
It snbdued rebellion and saved the
It conquered war and established
It pave freedom to a race and a free
ballot to all men.
It was patriotic enough to create a
debt to earn on war and honest
enough to make provision to pay that
made liberty universal in the
states and the (lag honored throughout
It made treason odious and loyalty
the badge of respected citizenship.
It raised the nation from bank
ruptcy and secured for our public
credit the faith or the financial world.
It ha made persons and property
and freedom of thought and of ex
pression secure in even' pari of the
It has dignified labor and secured
its rightful reward by protective tariff
It has practically given each citi
zen a free home by securing the
public domain from the monopoly of
It has by a rigid supervision of
oor-oratc franchise made transporta
tion cheap, sale and rapid for persons
It has by wise economies and just
laws reduced the public debt and the
interest upon it.
It has by generous and yet just ap
propriation for pensions illustrated its
loeand ropeet for the nation's gal
It has made competency a condition
for appointment to oilicc and fidelity
to duty a necessity for holding it
It has reduced public expenditure
to the lowest point consistent with the
Konernl welfare and collected the lav
from sources best able to pay it.
It has made religious libei I' more
secure to all Tonus of faith by an en
lightened public opinion and estab
lished free school? with no sectarian
domination in them.
It has In it fidelity to public trusts,
b its constitutional amendments, b' its
statutory enactments, federal and
state, by the life and character of
its lolig line of statesmen, heroes,
orators and martyrs, by its sacred tra
ditions nd its matchless history
or great things accomplished, proven
itself competent and worthy to
achieve the great things jet to be
done for the good and glory of the
A HARMLESS OUTLET.
ISvtlut -reek the citizens of Astoria,
m common with the citizens of every
other place in the United States, are
asked to sign some petition or other
which, in course of time is to be pre
sented to the congress of the United
States at Washington, D. C.
The right of petition was "never so
liberally exercised by the American
people as at present. In the senate
tlri popular privilege is treated with
the old-time courtesy. The more prac
tical and less dignified house is less re
gardless of the feelings of ''we, the peo
ple.' Every morning, immediately
after the chaplain has prayed, the sen
ators rise, one after another, and claim
the attention of the vice president.
The petitions are presented singly. A
page makes a il iug trip from the sen
ator to the clerk's desk with each roll
or paper and a brief announcement of
the contents is made. Then the peti
tions, with their thousands of signa
tures, representing, perhaps, das of
preparation, go to the committee
rooms to be buried in pigeonholes and
to be heard of never more. But there
is this to be said of the senate's
method of the interment of the peo
ple's wishes. The obsequies are at
tended with some degree of ceremony
On the house side it is different.
The petitions are not referred to in the
proceedings. Fastened upon the front
of the clerk's desk is a big box. After
the member has gone through his
morning mail he gathers up the ''peti
tions, memorials and remonstrances''
with which he h:is been favored by his
constituents during the preceding
twenty-four hours, walks down to the
clerk's desk, and chucks the armful,
more or less, into the big box. In the
backpartot the Coiifrutsioiial liecord
next morning there appears the brief
est possible funeral notice of each of
these petitions, announcing the com
suttee room to which it has been sent
or c remation. That is the end of
them. The lxx and "clause 1 of rnle
22 rave the house from forty minutes
to an hour every morning.
The District of Columbia, having no
senator, exercises its right of petition
through the vice president He usu-
Will Have Railroad Connection Sooner Than Any Other Point
Because its owners are liberal and not afraid to give inducements to RAILROADS, MOTOR LINES, or to any other Substantial Improvement. A Large
NEW ASTORIA is the Favorite, and lots are selling fast. Come, Examine the Property and Buy.
jaHy leads offin the daDy presentation.!
i Let lls see wLat he hag Firat i
comes a letter and a series of resolu
tions from the district assembly of the
Knights of Labor urging enforcement
of the eighthour Law. The next thing
that IIr. Morton lays before the sen
ate is a petition from the Norfolk
branch of the bricklayers' and Masons'
international union. This prayer is
that none but American citizens le
employed on the government work a
mild application of the principle of
America for Americans. The vice
president also offers a letter from 0.
Burton Lyon, giving his views in re
gard to the proposed world's fair.
After that he gives way to senator
Sherman, with five petitions from
Stark county, Ohio, praying for free
coinage of silver.
Mr. Sherman closes out his job lot
with the quaintly drawn protest of the
Cincinnati Quakers against expendi
tures for fortifications on the sea coast
The further inland the Quaker lives
the more he abhors preparations for
war on the coast
A '"new state" senator unhinges his
six feet two in the rear row of seats
on the Republican side. Sioux Falls
bricklayers, through Mr. "Pickerel!"
Pettigrew, inform the senate that there
ought to be a law to prevent aliens
from getting on government payrolls.
This is all from South Dakota to-day
Senator Squire, of Washington,
works off in full for the Record the
memorial of his legislature asking for
a 30,000 lighthouse for that portion
of Paget sound known as "San Juan
passage." This is the tenth memo
rial from the "Washington legislature
which her indefatigable senators and
representatives have had printed in
full in the Record within the week.
The other energetic senator from
Washington, Mr. Allen, gets another
memorial from the Washington legis
lature inserted in full in the Record.
This time the legislature. feels that
statehood will be a failure unless con
gress ivill grant "a Tacoma suburban
railroad right-of-way across an In
dian reservation to reach those won
derful hop yards and fruit orchards in
the Puyallup valley.
Senator Allen also has the word
of 1G0 citizens of Washington that
S2o,000 Anil make the Lewis river nav
igable. And that is all for the day. Having
devoted something less than an hour
to the recognition of the right of pe
tition, the senate proceeds to other
Let us overhaul the petition casket
at the other end of the capitol. The
box is already overflowing. Sixty of
the 330 representatives have made
their deposits, and thereby fulfilled
their duty to memoralizing constit
uents. The same subjects as at the
senate end are treated, with several
The Farmers Mutual Benevolent
association, of Grant county, Ind., in
sists that bonds should bo paid in
halt silver. This same organization
demands that the government stop
loaning money to national banks and
let the farmers have the chance the
banks have had.
Mr. Struble has dumped in a big
, I bundle of petitions from alliances in
half a dozen Iowa counties asking
for legislation to improve spelling.
Perhaps this daily avalanche of pe
titions and remonstrances has some
inilnence upon legislation. It is
donbtful. Perhaps a purpose is served
in providing this harmless vent for
the pent up sentiment of the people.
That is more likely.
BREAKING WITH THE PAST.
Wunx Edward Bellamy caricatured
our society so cleverly with his picture
of the coach on which sat the jovial,
contented, sleek, prosperous, and
favored few, while the great crowd
tugged at the rope, sweating and toil
ing that their more fortunate fellows
might ride, he missed both fact and
satire, sins the Nort h west, by omitt
ing to place on the upper rear seat
the lawjer, "Loolcing Backward."
While science and philosophy, and, in
a tentative way, religion, bring all
their heirlooms of assumption and
theory iuto the ever increasing light
out oE which mankind has come from
the dawn and rigorously inspect them
anew in the clearer light of to-day,
modifying or rejecting as the old
dogma or theory may be seen in it to be
untrue or unjust, law site at the rear,
its gaze resolutely fixed on the past
asthmatic from its dust, and carrying
the facts of to-day back into darkness
for the standards of measurement
Given one of these complications in
the affairs of men which are constantly
spriuging out of their cupidity, law, in
stead of analyzing it by the recognized
standards of to-day, goes to its musty
tomes to find when and where a simi
lar or as nearly a similar complica
tion arose in the past and what a
group of men, empowered to declare
the law, then said it was, aud solves
the problem by that No Instance so
fully illustrates this tendency of the
law and of lawyers as does the treat
ment by the courts of the questions
which arose when the railroad came to
revolutionize the earrying trade of the
world. Instead of recognizing the en
tirely changed conditions, failing to
grasp the magnitude of the revolu
tion, law persisted in measuring the
relations of the railroad which spanned
a continent by the rules laid down to
regulate the relations of the English
carter to his customers end the public
Not only does the law reverence the
rules of human action laid down in
darker ages, but it refuses to rid itself
even of the verbiage of the past and
our deeds and mortgages, matters of
everyday use, are encumbered with
words and phrases, "with tenements,
hereditaments and appurtenancies,"
of no more use to-day then are the
costumes of the gentlemen of the
last century. Not only are they use
less but they are injurious, entailing
in the execution of the instruments
and in their recording a large and ut
terly needless cost It resists the pro
posal to omit from our instruments of
traffic the seal whose only significance
at first was men's inability to write
their own names, in a day when the
wage carriers excel in intelligence the
lord whose seal was "his mark," be
cause its use is hoary and linked in -dissolubly
with the traditions of the
past And so with its machinery.
The question that the mechanic asks
constantly is: "How can this thing
be better done by some other
method?" Finding it the old is dis
carded without waste of sentiment or
sympathy. To the same question law
makers answer: It is dangerous to
depart from precedent, let the old
way stand. And because of this, not
at all because they are the best de
vices that this day can give us, the
juries, grand and petit survive to
hamper justice in her efforts to adjust
the relations of men and their acts to
each other and to the public. The
reason of their origin long ago ceased,
and with it all reasons for their exist
ence, but law resists all efforts to rel
egate them to the museum of an
tiquities and solemnly declares them
to-day to be the "bulwark of the citi
But all legislators are not lawyers,
most fortunately, and from tune to
time, those membersAvho bring to the
consideration of the needs of the public
a freshness born of being in and of the
present insist that the past did not
hold all that is good; that to-day is
better than yesterday, its sight clearer,
its wisdom greater, its powers to ad
just means to ends better, than iu any
past and they drag out into the light
the methods of the law and "lay
violent hands" on them, treating them
with scorn and contempt, ridiculing
their absurdities and either removing
their crudities or sending them incon
tinently to the garret of dead-letter
laws. So in some states the verbiage
of deeds has been entirely cut away,
the seals have been abolished, the
code has superseded the common law
practice, and even the sacredness of
the jury system has been questioned
and denied. The absurd provision
that requires the unanimous consent
of twelve men in a box before the dis
puted ownership of a shoat can be
determined, and this in a country
where a majority of one may decide
matters of the highest concern to all
the people, has been sensibly made to
accord with the democracy of the
people, and two-thirds may decide the
fact in New Jersey. Years ago Wis
consin substituted the information,
filed by the State's attorney, for the
indictment of the grand jury, and no
one has ever discovered that justice is
less prompt or less certain or that
men's liberties are not as secure as
when twenty-three men met in secret
and made exparte investigation into
alleged crimes and misdemeanors.
And now, as becomes a state born in
the latest and best development of
human thought and action, heir to the
best man has given humanity, the new
state of North Dakota joins Wisconsin
and other states in dropping this tie
to the past which law holds so stren
uously, hiuderiug progress with the
ancient clogs it persists in dragging
at our heels.
But even here the impress of law is
seen, wnat at couia not prevent it
can guard. If it cannot stop Cortez
from going into the unknown land, it
can prevail on him not to burn his
ships. With comical, yet characteris
tic prudence, fearful that some condi
tion of climate or soil may make that
hurtful which has proven innocuous
in other states, the North Dakota law
provides that the grand jury may be
called if the judge so order or if the
board of countv commissioners or of
twenty-five citizens request it It is
safe to say that no grand jury will
ever make inquest into offenses in that
state under this provision.
New Jersey has a school fund of
$4,000,000 and doesn't know what to
do with, it It can't be used for any
thing but the public schools, and not
very much of it is allowed to go there,
only a part of the annual income being
available, so jealously has the state
constitution guarded its sacredness.
Meanwhile it is piling up every
year, and the commissioners are at
their wits' ends to find an invest
ment for it. The original idea was to
have a fund large enough to entirely
support the schools throughout the
Our Goods are Bought for Cash in the Cheapest Markets. The Cash Discounts we are
allowed is profit enough for us. We claim to sell our Goods at jobbers'
prices, and. the more we sell the greater discounts we get.
ALL OUR GOODS ARE NEW I
No shop-worn Goods offered. We challenge comparison of prices and ask buyers to
judge for themselves. Our motto is "One Price to All." Good Goods at
New York prices. We ask the patronage of a discriminating public.
Mall Orders Promptly Attended to. Samples Sent 01 Application.
The Boston Store
Importer of Staple anil Fancy
state, but that, it is said, would take
$70,000,000, and, beside?, it is generally
believed that it is better for the school
system to have the local schools
directly provided for by local taxes.
People take more interest in something
they have to pay for.
Dyspepsia, indigestion, sick headache
and that tired feeling are cured by
Hood's arsaparilla, which tones the
stomach, promotes, healthy digestion,
creates an appetite, cures sick headache
and uuilds up the whole system. Sold
by all druggists. 100 Doses One Dollar.
Only one Georgian who voted for
Lincoln in 1860, so far as can be ascer
tained, is now living. This is "Uncle
Billy" Powers, who was formerly a
Baptist clergyman and is now a census
J TJIE TEMPLE OP THE MIND " FEAR
FULLY AND WONDERFULLY
"Behold this rain; 'twas a skull
Once of ethereal spirit full;
This narrow cell was life's retreat.
This space was thought's mysterious seat;
What beauteous visions filled this spot,
What dreams of pleasures long forgot;
Nor hope, nor love, nor joy, nor fear
Have left no trace of record here.
"Beneath this mouldering canopy
Once shone the bright and busy eye;
But start not at the dismal void
If social love that eye employed;
If with no lawless fires it gleamed,
But throughthe dew of kindness blamed,
That eye shall be forever bright
When stars and suns have lost their light
"Here in this silent cavern hung
The ready, swift and tuneful tongue;
If falsehood's honey it disdained.
And where it could not praise was chained;
If bold in virtue's cause it spoke,
Yet gentle concord never broke,
That tuneful tongue shall plead for thee
When death unveils eternity."
The above sad though beautiful
sentiment portrays a ruin wrought
doubtless at an untimely stage in its
former owner's existence through
drugs and poisons and unskilled ef
forts of medicine and ignorance of the
divine gift that heals without wound
ing and restores without injury
electricity. This mysterious though
beneficent influence, as exhibited by
Dr. Darrin, of 70J Washitgton street,
Portland, Or., has averted countless
ruins like those 'so eloquently de
scribed above. And many a skull,
"with ethereal spirit full," bears hope
and love and joy within its "narrow
cell," and "beauteous visions fill the
spot" that drugs and drastic doses
long since have made a "silent cav
ern," but for the saving power of this
man's skill. For example, read the
following card from ex-mayor Hill, of
Albina, Oregon. Mr. Hill is a man of
undoubted integrity, whose, words
speak volumes for Dr. Darrin. Surely
the art of curing diseases by electricity
is taking the lead, and no doubt will
revolutionize the practice of medicine
in the near future. Drs. Darrin treat
confidentially all curable chronic, pri
vate and acute diseases.
Albina, Or., April 16. 1890.
Br. Darrin Dear Sir: "We write
to inform you that our son Claud,
whom you cured (by your electric pro
cess) of sore and running ears two
years ago, has continued sound and
well ever since, and he has not been
troubled in any way with his ears since.
His hearing is just as good as can be.
We take this method to express our
gratitude and to thank you for the
good you have been to us in the cure
of our son. As health is untold wealth,
money could not purchase the benefit
the cure has been to us. Befer any
one to us. "Respectfully,
O. H. and M. A. Hail,
Hill's block, Russell street, Albina.
WE ARE HERE TO
Corner Second and Benton Sts., Opp. the
Dry Goods, Dress Ms, Fancy Goods, Gent's Furnishings
Inaugurated by HERMAN
WISE are a Great Success.
In fact people are interested
to such an extent that they
watch "The Daily Astorian"
in order to be posted on
what line is to be sacrificed
Any day in the week (ex
cept Sunday) one can go
into HERMAN WISE'S
Great Clothing Store and
find Choice Goods, lust suit
able to their taste and purse,
but his SATURDAY SUR
PRISE SALES are the
Remember There is but One
In the Occident Hotel Building.
Store ! u w hvMim
Democratic State Ticket
KOBE11T A. M1LLKK,
of .larksou County.
of Multnomah County.
For Secretary of Slate,
WILLIAM M. TOWXSENM),
of Lake County.
For State Treasurer,
(J. V. WEBB,
of Umatilla Count'.
For Supreme -Judge,
B. F. BON II AM,
of Marion County.
For Sup't. of Public Instruction.
of Linn County.
For State Printer,
CAPT. JOHN OT.IUEN,
of Lane County.
Prosecuting Attornev Fifth Dist.
J. 11. JIROCKENBOKOUGII.
DEM00RATI0 COUNTY TICKET.
JNO. II. SMITH.
K. J. MOKR1SOX.
U. II. l'ACK.
C. It. SOKKNSEN.
II. A. SMIDT.
C. J. THKXCHAKD.
Jtecorder of Conveyances,
J. E. JUGGINS.
V. II. COFFEY.
I!. B. FJtANKLIN.
Justice ol the Peace Astoria Precinct,
A. A. CLEVELAND.
TO PROPERTY OWNERS ON SQUE
moquaand Water street. Parties wish
ing to do their own work must obtain per
mit on or before Tuesday, May 13th, ifc90.
See section lit of City Charter.
N. CLINi'ON, Sup't of Streets.
BR00KFIELD, Wash., May 2, '90.
Editor Astertan: Having read in the Or
egonian of this date that there was a letter
from Metiers asking protection from Gov.
Pennoyer so that the iishermen might fish.
The men at this cannery called a meeting to
contradict the said statement In the Oregon
fan, and II such a communication was sent
it was from Mr. J. G. Heeler. The fisher
men here, who are all union men, will not
iisn ior air. megier, or ior any otner can
nery men, for a price less than established
by the union, as ne have always stood by
the union and will do so to the end. Re
spectfully, CHARLES UTTERBERG,
Secretary of Meeting.
C. R. F. P. Union Notice.
THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
of the Columbia Klver Fisbermen'3 Pro
tective Union will be held at liberty hail,
Tuesday. May Ctli, 1S90, at 7 :30 p. m.
FRANK MCGREGOR, Prest.
FRED WRIGHT. Secy.
Kemember the Austin house at the
Seaside is open the year 'round.
Great Slaughter Sale
Stationery, Musical Goods and
Notions, for the Next
Flavel's Brick Building,
T. B. LOUGHERT,
Cigars, : Tobaccos, : and : Cigarettes !
NOSE BUT TI1E BEST BRANDS HANDLED.
THIRD STREET, ASTORIA, OREGON
Opposite llahn's Boot and Shoe Store.
Wholesale Wine House.
Fine Wines, Choice Brands.
I hnve comploted arrangements for supplying any brand of "Wine in any quantity
at lowest cash figures.
The Trade Supplied,
ALL ORDERS DELIVERED FREE IN ASTORIA.
Your patronage in City or Country solioited.
THE EEAVEV PATENT CANT QOQ.
a&SZGHOZVST & COSTASTT,
Successors to KIRK SHELDON.
HEADQUARTERS FOR LOGGERS' SUPPLIES.
ATKINS' CELEBRATED SAWS. LANDER'S LOGGING JACKS.
IOI Front Streot, PORTLAND, OR.
L. A. Granger. W. L. IlAxr.oNQ.ui9T
GRANGER & HALL0NQUIST,
Civil : Engineers : and : Surveyors
Accuracy Guaranteed: Standard Rates.
Office w ith JMcGowan Bros. & Tuttle.
Mansell's New Building.
A SPECIALTY MADE OF COUNTRY PRODUCE.
We pay the highest cash price for country produce, and guarantee square dealing. We
111 receive orders for potatoes, butter and eggs at lowest market rates.
Orders from any quarter l receU e prompt attention .
The terminus o the Ilwaco and Shoalwater Bay Kailroad. THE GREAT
EST SUMMER RESORT ON THE NORTHWEST COAST. Lies at the head
of the Ray, at deep water, and only twelve miles from the bar. The coming
County Seat and Commercial Metropolis of Pacific county. Now laid out. Lots
on the market from S50, and upwards.
For particulars and f uli information, call on or address
B. A. SEABORC,
AND EMPLOYMENT OFFICE.
City, Suburban and Acreage Property For Sale.
MAIN ST ASTORIA, OR., P. 0. Box 511. No curbstone brokers employed here
Finest Woolen Goods for Suitings. All the Latest Styles
He buys for Cash at Eastern Prices. JHe Guarantees the Best Workmanship on all
Garments. Call and see for ourself. Barth Block, ASTORIA, OR.
The LaAV and Abstract Office
C. R. THOMSON
One Door east of Dkmest's drug store
A complete set of Abstract Books for the
entire County always kept posted to date.
Special attention given to practice in the
U. a. Land Office, and tlio examination of
on the Harbor.
Railroad Wharf is to be completed there by June 15th.
XWI A IfTii
Opp. Occident Hotel.
W. UTZINGER. Cosmopolitan Saloon.
P.O. BOX 721.
ASTORIA, - OREGON
Mrs. My & Ire. Meizie
Masonic Building, - Cor. Third and Main.
E. J. ford & CO.,