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THE DAILY ASTOKIAX. THIUSDAY MORMNU SKl'TKMHKK !t. UW.
Declaration of Principles
JOHN T. LIGHTER, Editor.
Telephone No. 61
"a considerable following, composed
"partly of dull men who really believed
"what he told him, and partly of
"shrewd men who were perfectly wll
"Hng to be authorised, by law to pay a
"hundred pounds with eighty."
The free silver manager make a
groat ado about the Immense crowds
of struggling people w ho anther on the
streets of eastern oltloa as the ltryan
hippodrome passe through, but what
Is to be thought of the So.000 calm, and
tkkms op srnxrRirrioN.
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All communication Intended for publl
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Business communications of all kinds
and remittance must be ud.'.riss.d to
The Aatorlan guarantees to Ha ub
Krtbers the largest circulation of any
wwspaper published on tha Columbia
Advertising rates can be had on appli
cation to the buslneaa manager.
Tha Weekly Astorian, the second oldest
weekly In the stata of Oregon, has. Lest
to tha Portland Oregonlan, the largest
weekly circulation In the state.
. Jno. F. Handley A Co., are our Port
land agent, and copies of The Astorian
can be had every morning at their stand,
IM Third street.
THE VERMONT ELECTION.
There Is a significance In the unpre
cedented majority given the Republi
can candidate for governor in Vermont
whl?h will not be lost on the practical
politicians of the country. Although a
safe Republican state always, Vermont
is yet regarded as one of the Import
ant states In every presidential contest.
because Its vote In September has al
ways been received as an Infallible In
diration of the drift of political senti
ment in states supposed to be doubtful
In November. An unusually large Re
publican majority there is evidence of a
healthy and vigorous Republican condl
tton throughout the country, and a re
duced majority has never failed to be
the forerunner of a largely increased
opposition vote in every other section
of the country. In Illustration of this
we refer to the fact that In 1SS4, when
Cleveland was elected president the
Republican majority in Vermont was
22.000; in 1SSS, when Cleveland waa de
feated, the Republican majority waa
29.000, while In 1S92, when Cleveland
waa elected a second time, the Republi
can majority was but 21,600. The fol'
lowing la the vote of the state at Im
portant elections since 1SS0:
Rep. Dem. Maj.
18S0 45.567 1S.31 27,251
1554 39,514 17,331 22.1S3
1555 43.192 1S.7S8 28,404
1S90 33.4S2 19.290 14.162
1S92 37.992 16.325 21,667
1S94 42,633 14.142 2S.521
It will be seen that In ISM and again
in 1S92, when President Cleveland was
elected both times, and also in 1S90.
when the Democrats carried congress
and the country by an overwhelming
majority, the majority in Vermont for
governor waa much below the average,
falling as low as 14.162. In 1S94. when
the Republicans swept the country by
more than a million majority, Vermont
Indicated a Republican tidal wave by a
majority of 2S.521 for governor in the
preceding September. The normal Re
publican majority in Vermont is usual
ly from 20.000 to about 25,000, and the
really enormous majority given for Jo
Blah Grout day before yesterday esti
mated at from 30,000 to 37.000 shows
that the political tide of the country is
setting strongly towards McKInley.
Vermont is almost entirely an agri
cultural state, and if the free sliver
heresy had taken root amonest the far
mers of the country, It would most cer
tainly have exhibited itself In the vote
cast in this state on Tuesday. The elec
tion In Vermont, therefore, must be
taken as an important index to what
may be expected in November, and it
will be a source of much relief and
satisfaction to patriotic people that this
test of Brjan's strength shows that
the size of the procession he thinks he
Is leading is out of all proportion to the
noise made by his shouters on the band
A BIT OF HISTORY.
We wonder how many of Bryan's de
luded followers realize that all the
sophistical arguments he Is now usini;
to bolster up the cheap currency
' scheme of free Kllv.fr are second-hand.
They were used 200 years ago In Eng
land to prevent the restoration of the
silver coins of that country to full
weight, and consequently full value.
The siler coin had, up to that time,
been made with smwth edges. This
gave an opportunity for scoundrels to
shave oft the edges, removing a consid
erable abount of silver, which theft
could only be detected by weighing the
coins. Th.s was called "Clipping" the
coins. It was proposed to call In all
the old silver currency, have It neoin
ed, and mill the edges, go that clipping
could at once be detected.
Of course, to take these light weight
coins and recoln them full weight,
would entail a loss. The game number
of shillings could not be made of it.
So the Bryans and PelTers of that day
proposed that the new coins should be
made - lighter than the clipped coins
were originally, but should still pass
for the full value of a shilling. The
proposition was that the weight of a
pound Troy of silver should be coined
into 77 shillings 6 pence, thus reducing
the weight of the shilling 25 per cent.
Speaking of William Lowndes, the lead
er playing the part of our Bryan to this
proposition, the historian, Macaulay,
"He waa not In the least aware that
"a piece of metal with the King's head
"on It was a commodity of which the
"price was governed by the same laws
"which govern the price of metal fash
"ioned into a spoon or a buckle, and
"that It was no more In the power of
"parliament to make the kingdom rich
"er by calling a crown a pound than
"to make the kingdom larger by call
"lng a furlong a mile. . . . He had
I Intelligent people who applied for ad
mission to Carnegie Hall on the inva
sion of cx-Presldent Harrison's nvent
Tillman wants to meet ex-President
Harrison. The Montana Missoullan
ay he had an opportunity to do so
during the w.ir of the rebellion.
SUFFERING FOR A LIFE TIME.
Persons afflicted with rheumatism of
ten suffer for a life time, their tortures
being almost without remission. The
Joints and muscles of such unforn:-
uatea tre In raw; cases shockingly con-;
torted and dra n o.it of shape. Vo (
afford ther.i even temporary relief, the
ordinary r?::-.f.!it s often prove utterly!
useless. Hosteller's Stomach Hitters,
on the other hand. Is avouched by per
son w ho have used It to be a genuine
source of relief. It keeps the blood cool
by promoting a regular habit of body,
and removes from it Impurities which.
In the opinion of all rational patholo
gists, originate this agoniiing com
plaint, and Its kindred malady, the
gout. B. sties this, the Bitters remedy
disorders of the liver, stomach and
nerves, prevent and eradicate Intermit
tent fevers, promote appetite and
sleep, and are highly recommended by
physicians as a desirable, medicinal
suiuuieiu anu tome.
The whistle of the locomotive Is
heard 3.300 yards, the noise of the rail
road train J.SOO. the report of a mus
ket and the bark of a dog l.soO. an or
chestra or roll of a drum l.ivo. the
croaking of frogs 900. the chirping of
Send your address to H. E. Bucklen 4k
Co., Chicago, and get a free sample box
of Dr. King's New Life rills. A trial
will convince, you of their merits. The
pills are easy In action and are particu
larly effective In tha cure of Constipation
and Sick Headache. For Malaria and
Liver Troubles they have been proved
Invaluable. They are guaranteed to ba
perfectly frea from every deleterious sub
stance and to be purely vegetable. They
do not weaken by their action, bet by
giving tone to stomach and bowels great
ly lnvlgoraet tha system. Regular site.
So per box. Bold by Chaa, Rogers,
The largest number of executions In
England was in the reign of Henry
VII., In which period 71,400 persons were
hanged or beheaded. In the first half
of the present century, 2,734 persons
were executed in England and Wales.
"Let parents not live for their chil
dren, but with them." The mother
should allow- no false modesty to
stand in the way of her daughter's
knowledge of herself, of her possibili
ties, of her perils. For over thirty
years Dr. Pierce has used his "Favorite
Prescription" as a strengthened a pu
rifier, a regulator. It works directly
upoa the delicate, distinctly feminine
organs. In a natural, soothing way.
It searches out the weak spots and
builds them up. A woman who would
understand herself should sent 21 cents
to the World's Dispensary, Buffalo, N. j
Y., for Dr.Plerce's Medical Adviser, a
book of 1008 pages.
An elephant produces one hundred
and twenty pounds of ivory, worth
three hundred dollars. England con
sumes six hundred and fifty tons, for
which It Is neccesary to kill twelve
thousand elephants yearly.
ROYAL Baking Powder
has been awarded highest
honors at every world's talc
Barbers are of high antiquity. Eze
kiel, w ho appeared at a prophet about
.",:4 K. C , re'eri-'d to tV? office of bar
ber. Ezk. 5-1.
BUCKLE.VS ARNICA SALVE.
The best salve In the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers.salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns, and all skin eruptions, and pos
itive cure for pll"S, or no pay required.
It Is guaranteed to give perfect satis
faction, t money refunded. Price, 25
c?r.ts per box. For sale by Charles
Rogers, Cdd Fellows' bull ling.
Calico printing in different colors Is
very ancient, being practiced In Euypt.
First introduced in England In KiO.
Boys will be boys," but you can't
afford to lose any of them. Be ready
for the green apple season by having
DeWItt's Chollc and Cholera Cure In
the house. Chas. Rogers, Druggist.
The Chinese wall Is said to have been
erected about 3,000 years B. C. It was
1,728 miles long, and fifteen feet thick
at the top. It was built on the north
ern frontier of China as a defense
against Tartar invasions.
Fonr out of five who
of " the bluea,"are but
paving tlio penalty of
eariy excesses. Vic
tims, reclaim your
manhood, regain your
vigor. Doa't despair.
Bend for book with
explanation and proofs. Mailed (i
ER'E MEDICAL CO., Buffalo, N.Y.
"A very smooth article'
i"vv "o - i r m i-i
Don't compare "Battle Ax"
1 with low grade tobaccos -compare 1
" Battle Ax " with the best on j
the market, and you will find you j
get for 10 cents almost twice as
I much "Battle Ax" as you do of
If other high grade brands. j
as a rock
If there Is one thing
more than another the
Burlington Route Is
proud of. It is Its track.
Smooth solidly built
free from sharp curves
laid with the heaviest
and most expensive steel
rails, it Is as near perfec
tion as It can be made
Add to this that the Bur
lington Is the shortest
line and offers the best
service to Omaha, Kan
sas City and St Louis,
and you will realize why
It Is the PREFERRED
route to the east and
C. SHELDON. G. A..
ROSS HIGGINh k CO
Grocers, : and : Butchers
Astoria ana Upper Aatun
Flo Tui ui4 Cuff te. Tiblt Dllcacit. Doatttl'
ud Tropical Fruits. Vsutlet. Sutu
Cured Hui, Bton, Etc.
Choice Fresh and Salt Meats.
J. B. WYATT,
Phon No. 68 Astoria, Oregon
PAINTS and OILS.
Special Attention Pldto Supplying Ship.
R. P. Elmore
W. H. Harrison
OPEN FOR SPECIAL CHARTER
Sailing date to and IromTlllsmook
and Nehalem depend upon
For Freight and Passenger
Kate Apply To
ELMORE, SANBORN & CO.
R .0. 4 N. CO., Agent. Portland.
tr 1 T'1
Dry and Pure Tropical
Pronounced bv Physicians the
most Favorable in America
for Sufferers from . , .
Lung Diseases and
Many Remarkable Cures
The objection urged against Indlo In
the put by the large numbers who
otherwise would have been glad to tak
advantage of It beneficial climate, ha
been a lark of (ultabl. accommodation.
Th. Southern Pacific Company take.
pleaiure In announcing that several
have Jut been erected at Indlo station,
that will be rented to applicant at rra
lonabl. rates. They are furnUhed with
modern conveniences, supplied with pure
artesian water and so situated aa to give
occupant all th. advantages to b le
rlved from a more or lea protracted
realdenoa In this delightful climate.
(From the San Francisco Argonaut)
"In the hmrt of th. great desert of the
Colorado which the Southern Pacific.
traverses therj 1 an oasts called Indlo,
which. In our opinion. U the aanltarium
of the earth. We believe, from personal
investigation, that for certain Individuals,
there Is no spot on this planet so favor
able." O. T. Stewart, M. D writes: "The
purity of the air, and the eternal un-
shlne, fill one with wond-r and delight
. . . Nature has accomplished so
much that there remains hut little for
man to do. As to Its possibilities as a
health retort here Is the most perfect
sunshine, with a temperature always
pleasant, a perfectly dry o!l, for rain is
an unknown factor; pure oxygen, dense
atmosphere and pure water. What more
ran be desired? It Is the plare, ahoy
all others, for lung troubles, and a pnrn
dlse for rheumatics. Considering tb
number of sulTerem who have ben
cured, I have no hesitancy In recom
mending this gfnlnl oasl us the hsv'n
of the anilcted."
Is 612 niileH from
and 130 miles from
Fare from Los Angeles
Information Inquire of
Pacific Company agent.
e. p. Roona,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt. H. I. Co.
J. B. KIRKbAND,
Dlst. Pass. Axt.
Cor. First and Alder ats., Portland, Or
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
Coairomly St.. foot of Jackton, Attorl.
General Machinists and Boiler Makesr
Land and Marina Engine, Bollfr work, Steam
boat and Cannery Work a Specialty.
Casting of All Dncrlptfoni Made to Order on
John Fox... .President and Superintendent
A. I Kox Vic President
O. B. Prael Secretary
First National Bank Treasurer
The KcpubllcHlis of th. Vtillod Htntrs,
nxaciiihli'd by (heir repivsentntlvrs In
National Convention, appealing for th.
popular iv ml hlsloilcnl Justlrtcnllon of
tin lr claim to the iiiatchli'ii achlevs
iiti'iit of thirty yrni of Itcpubllcnn
rule, 1'iuncntly and conlldcntly nddrr
tlicitisch c.i to the awakened Intxlll
K. ni c. i Aprrli nc- ho. I rouse lnr of
their countrymen In the following deo
liiintlon of fuels mid pi liiolplo:
for the hint time .luce the t'lvll
War the American people, have wit
nessed the calamltou consequence of
full and unrestrained Ivmocratlc con
trol of the tiovei tinient. It has been
a record of unpnmlled Incapacity, dis
honor and disaster. In administrative
maimiiemcnt It bus ruthlissly sacrlflo
ed Indlspcimlhlo revenue, entailed an
uiH'castng deficit, cki-d out ordinary
current eipenses with borrowed money,
piled up the public debt by .'iJ,.HM.0O0
III time of peace, forced an adverse bal
mice of trade, to a perpetual menace
haiiKlug over the r. d -vrition fund,
pawned American credit to alien syn
tluates and reversed all the measures
and results of successful Kepublbnn
rule. !n the br "d effect of It policy
It ha precipitated panic, blighted In
dustry and trade v. Ith prolonged de
pression, closed factories, reduced work
and wages, halted enterprise and crip
pled American production while stimu
lating foreign production for the Amer
ican market, Kvery oonlderatloit of
public safety and Individual Intereat
demand tluit the government shall be
rescued from the hand of those who
have shown themselves Incapable of
conducting It without disaster at home
and dishonor abroad, and shall h re
stored to the party which for thirty
years administered It with uneqiialed
succe and prosperity.
A I'loii'divr Tarlil.
W e renew and emphasll our lleql-
ance to the policy of protection as th.
bulwark of American Industrial lr.d
pendence and th" foundation of Amer
ican development and prosperity. This
true American policy taxes foreign pro
ducts and encourage home Induatry;
it put the burden of revenue on for
eign goods, It secures tha American
market for the American producer; It
uphold the American standard of
wage for the American worklngman;
It puts th. factory by th side of the
farm, and makes the American farmer
less dependent on foreign demand and
price; It diffuses general thrift and
founds the strength of all on th.
strength of each. In Its reasonable ap
plication It Is Just, fair, and Impartial,
equally opposed to foreign control and
domestic monopoly, to sectional dis
crimination and Individual favoritism.
We denounce the present Democratic
tariff as sectional. Injurious to the pub
lic credit and destructive to business
enterprise. We demand such equitable
tariff on foreign Import which com.
Into competition with American pro
ducts as will not only furnish adequate
revenue for the necessary expenses of
the government, but will protect Amer
ican labor from degredatlon to the
wage level of other lands. We are not
pledged to any particular schedules.
The question of rates I a practical
question, to be governed by the condi
tions of the time and production; the
ruling and uncompromising principle
Is the protection and development of
American labor and Industry. Th.
country demands a right settlement
and then It wants rest.
KiTipniciiy With Oilier Nations.
We believe the repeal i,f the reci
procity arrangements negotiated by the
lal Kcpuhllcari administration wan a
national calamity, and we demand
their renewal and extension on such
terms ns will equalize our trade with
otlnr nations, remove the restrictions
which now obstruct the sale of Amer-
lean products In the ports of other
countries and secure the enlarged mar
kets of our farms, forests and factories.
Protection and reciprocity are twin
measures of Republican policy, and go
hand In hand. Pcmocratlc rule has
recklessly struck down both, and both
must be re-established, protection for
what vc produce, free admission for
the necessaries of life which we don't
produce, reciprocal agreements of mu
tu:il Interest which gnln ripen markets
for uh In return for our open market to
others. Protection builds up domestic
ministry and trade and secures our
own market for ourselves. Reciprocity
builds up foreign trade and finds an
outlet for our surplus.
Protection to Sugar Producers.
We condemn thn present administra
tion for not keeping faith with the
sugar producers of this country. The
Hepubllcan party favors such protec
tion as will lead to the production on
American soli of nil the sugar the
American people use, and for which
they pay other countries more than
Wool and Woolens.
To all our products to those of the
mine and the field, as well as to those
of the shop and the factory to hemp
to wool, the product of the great Indus
try of sheep husbandry, as well as to
the finished woolens of the mill we
promise ths most ample protection.
We favor restoring the early Amerl-
can policy of dl-cilmlimtlng duties for
the up-htdulliig of our merchant marine
and the protection of our shipping In
the foreign carrying trade, so that
American ship -the product of Amer
ican labor, employed In American ship
yard, sailing under th Hlura and
Slilpe. and iimuned. oftlcervd and
owned by Americana -may regain th.
carrying of our foreign commerce.
The Financial Issue.
"Th. Hepubllcan party I unreserv
edly for oiind money. It caused th.
enactment of the law providing (or the
reaumptlon of specie, payments In 1H7;
luce then every dollar has been a
good aa gold We are unalterably op
posed to every mrasiir calculated to d.
base our currency or Impair the credit
of our country. Wo are, therefor., op
posed to the free coinage of silver, ex
cept by International agreement with
the leading commercial nations of the
world, which we pledge uurselv.s to
promote, and until such agreement van
be obtained we believe th. .xlatlng
aold standard must be preserved. All
our llvrr and paper rutreucy now In
circulation must be maintained at a
purity vUh gold, and we favor all
measure designed to maintain Inviola
ble the obligations of the I'nlted
States, and all our money, whether coin
or paper, at the present atanduid. the
standard of the most enlightened na
tion of the earth "
Pensions fur Veterans.
Th. veterans of the I'nlon armies de
serve and should receive fair treatment
and generous recognition. Whenever
practlcabl. they should b. given th.
preference In the matter of employ
ment, and they are entitled to the en
actment of such laws sa best calculat
ed to secure th. fulfillment of th.
podges mad. to them In th. dark days
of the country's peril. W. denounce
th. practlc. of th. pension bureau so
recklessly and unjustly carried on by
th. present administration, of reducing
pensions and arbitrarily dropping
names from th. rolls, as deserving th.
severest condemnation of th. American
Our foreign policy should b. at all
times firm, vigorous and dignified, and
all our interests In th. western hemis
phere carefully watched and guarded.
Th. Hawaiian Island, should be con
trol. ed by the I'nlted State and no for
eign power should b. permltetd to In
terfere with them. The Nicaragua
Canal should be built, owned and op
erate,! by the I'nlted Slates, and by
the purchase of th. Danish Islands w.
should secure a proper ond much-needed
naval station In the West Indies.
The massacre In Armenia have
aroused the deep sympathy and Jut
Indignation of the American people,
and we believe that the United States
should exercise atl the Influence It can
properly exert to bring these atrocities
to an end. In Turkey, American resi
dents have been exposed to the gravest
dangers and American properly de
stroyed. There and everywhere Amrr
lean citizen, and American pr rtjr
,uo, nonwiutei jn , i in ten ni mil
hazards and at any cost.
We reassert the Monroe doctrine In
Its full extent and reaffirm the right of
the rnulted States to give the doctrine
effect by responding to the appeals of
any American state for friendly Inter
vention In Cflttl, fif Tltron,.li n n,. r. .... n . V.
1 ... ., , .... , . ....
I Itli'llt. We have not Interfered. inH
shall not Interfere, with the pxlatlng
possesslons of any Kuropenn power In
this hemlNplu-ie, but those possession
must not, on any pretext, be extended.
w e hopefully look forward to the
eventual withdrawal t the Kuroprnn
powers from this hemisphere, and the
ultimate union of nil the Kngllah
speaking part of I ho continent by the
free consent of Its Inhabitants.
Independence of I'ulia.
From tho hour of achieving tholr own
Independence tho people of tho United
States have regarded with sympathy
the struggles of other American peoples
to free themselves from ICuropean dom
ination. We watch with deep and abld
I rig Interest the herola battle of the Cu
ban patriots against cruelty and op
pression, and our best hopes go out for
the full success of their determined con
test for liberty.
The government of Hpaln, having lost
control of Cuba and being unable to
protect the property or lives of resi
dent American citizens or to comply
with Its treaty obllgatlones, we believe
that the government of the United
fitates should actively use Its Influence
and good ofllces to restore peace and
give Independence to the Island.
Enlargement of the Navy.
The peace and security of the repub
lic and the maintenance of Its rightful
Influence among the nations of the
earth demand a naval power commen
surate with Its position and responsi
bility. We therefore favor the contin
ued enlargement of the navy and a
compleln system of harbor and e
For lh iTotocllon of th. equality of
our American cHIeulilp and of th
wages of our woi klnginen against tha
fatal competition of low-priced labor,
wo demand that tha Immigration laws
ha thoroughly enforced, and so extend
ed a to exclude from entrance to th.
I'nlted States I ho, who ran tielth.r
read nor writs.
The Civil Service law was placed on
th. statute book by I h Hepubllcan
party, which has always sustained It,
and wo renew our repeated declara
tions that It shall b. thoroughly and
honestly enforced and extended wh.r
Free Ha Hot.
W. demand that every rltlscn of ths
Tutted States shall bo allowed to cast
one fro. and unrestricted ballot, and
that such ballot shall b. counted and
returned as cast.
We proclaim our unqualified condem
nation of th. uncivilised and barbarous
practice. wd known a lynching or
killing of human being, suspected or
charged with crime, without proce of
W. favor the creation of a national
board of arbitration to setll. and ad
Jut difference which may arle be
tween employer and employed engaged
In Inters!!, commerce.
W. belleva In an Imniedlats rturo
to Ih. fre homestead policy Of th.
Hepubllcan party and urg. ths pauag.
by congress of ths satisfactory fr
homestead measure which has already
passed th. hou. and Is now pending
In th. senat..
Admission of Territories.
W. favor th. admls.lon of th. re
maining territories at th. earll.st prac
ticable date, having duo regard to ths
Interests of th. people of the territo
ries and of the United Sutea. All ths
federal officer appointed for th. terri
tories shall be selected from bona fid.
resident thereof, and th. right of elf
government (hall be acordrd as far as
We believe the rlllsens of Alaska
should have representation In th. con
gress of th. I'nlted Rtatei.to th. end
that needful legislation may be Intelll
We sympathise with all wis. and I.
gltln ate efforts to lessen and prevent
'" vll. of Intemperanc. and promot.
Rights of Women.
The Republican party Is mindful of
tho rights snd Interests of women. Pro
tection of American Industries Includes
equal opportunities, equal pay for equal
work mid protection to the home Ws
favor tho admission of women to wider
spheres of usefulness, snd welcome
their co-operation In rescuing tho coun
try from Democratic and Populist nils
management and misrule. Kuch are ths
principles and policies of the ltepubll
Cttn party. Ily these principles we will
abide and these principles wo will put
Into execution. Wo nsk for thein the
considerate Judgment of thn American
Confident nllkn In the history of our
great parly and In the Justice of our
cause, wo present our platform mid our
considerations, In tho full assurance
that the election will bring victory to
the Republican party nnd prosperity to
the people of tho United Ktates.
to its Job