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THE NI5XT Kr,ECTION
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THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1801.
The delinquent tax roll of Astoria,
ict in solid nonpareil type, fills eleven
and one-third columns of tlio Astorian.
This does not apeak well for a small
city like Astoria.
Wk axpect favorahle returns in tho
Bhapo of desirablo immigration, in the
next year or two, from the carload of
Oregon products, labeled "Oregon on
wheels," which started cast last week
from Portland. It is one of tho most
effective systems of advertising adopted
in tho west, and wo hope this is not
the last effort in this lino.
Thk Oregon democracy could not
follow a bolter plan next year than to
nominate u candidate for United States
senator to 1111 tho vacancy that will
ensuo at the expiration of Senator
Dolph's torm. Wo hcliovo that with a
nomination of that kind Sylvester Pen
noyor would carry tho legislature. His
popularity with tho pcoplo is unques
tioned, and thoy would remember his
unswerving integrity and true devotion
to their interests. Eugene Guard
Now conies tho Philadelphia Ledger
with tho statomont that it was free
silver coinage and not tho tariff that
beat tho domocrats in Ohio. Wo aro
inclined to think it was on account of
tho numbor of voters who aro republi
cans on goneral principles. Look at
this town for instance. Tho republi
can majority would not vary much no
mattor whother tho party declared for
free trado cr protection, silver coinago
or a single gold standard. Thoy aro
just republicans and hang tho princi
ples. Oakland Times.
I In order for democrats to elect the
next president, New York state is a
, necessity to democratic success. We
j cannot hope to triumph without New
j York. It is absolutely impossible.
1 The last electoral college had 401 votes.
It required 201 votes to elect. Since
then six now states have been admit
ted, thus increasing tho electoal col
lege to 414 votes. It will take next
year zz.i votes to elect a president
Where will tho democrats get this
many votes? The answer is easy.
The solid south, including New
Jersey, which is alway democratic,
has 172 votes. New York has 30
votes. This makes 208 votes, or 15 loss
than tho necessary majority, 223. But
now add Indiana's 15 votes and the
exact number is obtained. So it is
apparent that the solid south, New
Jersey, Now York and Indiana will
elect a democratic president. If Har
rison is re-nominated for president ho
may carry Indiana and take that state
from tho democratic column unless
tho domocrats nominate Grey for vice
president, in which event ho may carry
Indiana for the democrats.
Supposo now that the domocrats
lose Indiana, where can they obtain 15
more votes? Massachusetts with her
15 votes might bo substituted for Indi
ana, or Iowa with 13 votes and Con
necticut with G votes. The loss of
Indiana might bo suppicd but that of
New York, never.
Hero is tho now electoral college:
11 Montana 3
. . 8 New York 36
Florida . .
Illinois . .
Malno . .
. . 9 Nebraska
. . 1 Nevada
. . C Now Hampshire
.. 3 New Jersey
.. 4 North Carolina.
.13 North Dakota 3
. . 3 Ohio 2.1
Thk San Francisco Bulletin has
this to say in regard to shipment of
flour from this coast: It is noticed
that Oregon has rocontly boon ship
ping moro flour to Europe than Cali
fornia. It was ait ono timo supposed
that wo should Inr ablo to send a
considerable quantity of California
flour to Europo, and to this and it was
proposed to put up ono of tho largest
mills in tho world on this coast. Tho
building, a vory largo and substantia
structure, was orcctcd, hut the mill
machinery has never been ordered
Oregon has an advantage of cheaper
mill power than California, but Califor
nia Hour has been much appreciated
A.mono the San Francisco Exami
ner's cunsus guess prizes last year was
a life insurance policy, paid up for
one year, won by O. A. Lovott of Itod
Bluff, who was inclined to scoif at tho
valuo of the premium and tho trick
that tortuno nau played nun m re
warding him for tho best guess at tho
population of the town of Los Gatos
As luck would have it, however, Mr,
Lovott shot himself u fow weeks ago
and tho insurance money comes vory
handy to tho widow in sottliug up his
estate. Tho cash was promptly paiil
over ou proofs of death boing made
nd now tho wcokly Exatuinor has &
larger number of friends in that sec
tion than ever boforo.
Tim last few issues of tho old West
Shore, which turned up its toes and
quietly died uomo months ago, con
tainod soino excellent cartoons sotting
forth the position of Oregon in connec
tion with tho world's fair. It is now
boing proved that tho forecasts mado
thereby wdro truo. Oregon did not
appropriate one penny for an exhibit,
and now that it is too late sho regrets
it. A committee is now going about
tho stuto bogging cash from tho busi
Hess men for the purpose of represent
ing Oregon at Chicago, and they, much
to their credit, tiro refuting to put up.
Oiegon is great and rich, hut nut half
o rich us sho would bo if her wealth
was estimated by the moss on the
b.icka of her people. There are thou
uiuU of people in Oregon today who
cannot timlerslaiiil why (heir Mute
)itu !hh)M do budly oilUllutaiiml by
her wiijjhlwr, Wellington, Enter
jri, jutkli mid vim tuplulii It, iit-ijsli-I
mj hiii! Uw wp ijut Iwclv from llio
WirW'u fair, yon will wonder If you
rr,.y vim Ml n)!,'JWo, ytU,
13 reunsylvanla 32
13 Khodo Island 4
. . ..10 South Carolina 0
. 13 South Dakota.
. . . . 8 Tennessee
.... 6 Texus
Maryland 8 Vermont... .
Massachusetts .. .IS Virginia
Michigan 14 Washington.
Minnesota 9 West Virginia.
Mississippi 9 Wisconsin 12
Missouri 17 Wyoming 3
The certain democratic states aro
Alabama 11 Missouri 17
Arkuusas 8 North Carolina 11
Dolowure 0 Now Jersey 10
Florida . . . ..4 South Carolina.
Georgia 13 Tennessee 12
Kentucky 13 Toxus 15
Louisiana 8 Virginia 12
Marylund ... 8 West Virginia
Wo cannot afford to lose New York,
for, if in addition to tho solid south
and New Jorsoy, wo carried Indiana,
Iowa, Massachusetts and Connecticut,
wo would not have enough votes to
Now York is tho key to tho situation
who is too man most HKeiy to cam-
it for thu democrats?
THK AVHSTHHN NUKI.
Soino onthusiastio people aro turn
ing to viov. jjoios, ot lowa, as an
eligible candidate for tho democratic
nomination for president, iu case it
becomes necessary to look about
uiiio lor avauaoio inniior. it it were
desirable to como to tho west for the
man, Iowa should bo taken into the
field of exploration. Still, it is proba
ble that political expediency will not
allow any invasion of tho geographical
precedents until 181)15, at least. If tho
west can next year show up iu tho
olectoral voto a nico bouquet of demo
cratio states, it will bo in a condition
to insist upon tho candidate later.
But when it goes into convention
and compares notes with tho east it
has little but hopeful anticipations to
parade. It is dillioalt to remember
when any slate wost of the Wabash
has voted for a democratic candidate
for president. On tho other hand, the
eastern man shows that his section
has statei enough that havo boon
voting with tho democrats to about
clnct a president with tho aid of the
Bouth. They can givo reasonable
assurance to fill tho olectoral table full
enough next yoar without a state from
tho northwest or beyond tho big rivor,
aside from tho south. It will bo
shown that the drift in tho cast is
toward tho democratic party. Tho
wost needs moro democratic states to
make a strong claim for tho candidate.
St. Paul Globo.
MOUK NF.1V 8TATKS.
Arizona is getting ready to vote on
a constitution under which it will ap
ply for admission into the Union. New
Mexico is ready for statehood, and
Utah U anxious to get in. The nuta
tion ofadmittiiiglhi'bo throe Territories
will no im before Cougru, and the
JIuiiho will probably puts a lull admit
ting Ilium early in iU t'Ion. There
n wine opK.ou in ArUonu to (lie
iroiHwoil coiulitutlon, but It will prob
ably 10 Adopted, and Hie Hdvooutw of
ArUenaV !utlol tuw to iim llio
bill creating the State as far as the
president, where some of them expect
it to be stopped by a voto. But with
Nevada and Idaho in tho Union, tho
only ground tho president could take
for keeping Arizona out is that it has
too many democrats in it, and although
this objection would havo more weight
with him than any other, it would not
look well in a veto message.
If New Mexico is kept out it will
probably bo the fault of New Mexico.
The territory is ready for statehood and
has been for some time. It will get in
as soon as the republicans in it aban
don the hope of organizing it as a
Stale in such a way as to establish
There is no longer room to deny that
polgamy has been abandoned in Utah.
The Territory ought to be admitted,
for it is wholly repugnant to the spirit
of American institutions to treat it asa
conquered province in which a hostile
people is to bo subjected and kept sub
ject by imperial force. Tho other States
havo a right to dictate tho terms of its
admission, but only so far as the terms
dictated aro compatible with the prin
ciple of the equality of all States in the
Union. When it is admitted, this
equality of the States must bo main
tained, for it is tho principle ou which
tho Union is based. The proposition
of tho Mormons to surrender this
equality, that Utah may remain in part
subject to the government as a prov
ince, while entering as a State, is
one which cannot bo entertained.
When Utah conies into the Union,
it must bo on an equality with Mis
soun or Massachusetts, with Virgina
or Vermont, in all that concerns its
tin il . I n .
vvnen tneso inrco Territories are
States, only Oklahoma and Alaska are
left out, and Oklahoma, at least, will
not stay out long. It fools ablo to take
care of itself already.
FAILUKUS OF NATIONAL HANKS.
The report of the comptroller of tho
currency for tho year ending Novem
ber 1st will mako an extraordinary
show for national banks.
During tho twelve months which
ended on that day no less than twenty
six national banks have failed. Be
sides theso seven banks havo suspended
for a period and have subsequently
been allowed to resume. Of tho latter
class two have been placed in the
hands of receivers. It is a very un
common thing for a comptroller to per
mit tho resumption of a national bank
after a receiver has been appionted,
but in the instances cited it was deemed
tho best course for all interested par
tios to follow this plan.
Tho average number of national
bank failures in tho past has not been
to exceed six or seven per annum.
Tho total for tho fiscal year is live
times as great as tho average, and be
sides this theie have been a number
of failures and suspensions siuco tho
first of November which will not ap
pear iu tho comptroller's report, al
most up to tho average for years.
Five banks have been closed by exam
iners sinco that date
This ovidonco of tho tightness ol
monoy in some sections is not looked
upon as a tign that any extraordinary
trouble has existed, but tho comptroller
will probably show that tho failures
and suspensions are due primarily to
extraordinary causes which havo pre
vailed in certain sections of the country.
THE TltKAHIIHY DEFICIT.
Another month's national balance
sheet continue! to show thu shallows
over which tho treasury is scranine.
During October tho government's in
come was $28,506,000 and its expenses
$31,S72'000 deficit $3,300,000. Tho
amount of not cash in the treasury
was reduced by. $10,7-10,515, and in tho
two months of September and October
by $20,445,581. Tho greater part of
this reduction may be accounted for
by the redemption of 4J per cent, bonds,
but during tho lust mouth much of it
was tho result of an oxcess of ordinary
expendetures over ordinary receipts.
Tho customs revenue for October
fell short of that for October of
last year by about $11,000,000. The
loss of revenue by tho McKinloy bill is
evidently going to last as long as tho
law remains unchanged. Tho new
taritf, which has been coming in force
on tho installment plan, went practic
ally into complete elfect ou tho first of
July, with the imposition of tho tin-
luto duty. In the succeeding four
mouths the customs revenue has, been
58,735,000, In (he corresponding fnur
months of hut year it was $1)1,238,000.
I'lio dillerenceof $32,503,000 in a thud
of a year indicate uu annual diortugu
of nearly JW,0(X),00U,
Puit of thinto wi, Urn amount of
(lie foriuur nigur iluties, the new
K)iiitii!, rnjirenU a rial ielllllot of
Mention, or wunW do no ( tho tiilfrr
ehco were not made up in other and
j more burdensome ways. But fully half
of it stands for a transfer of taxes from
; the treasuryto tho pockets of capital
ists. Tho people arc paying more
money than ever, but the government
j docs not get it. It has simply been
; taken from those who earned it and
! given to those who did not.
I The only encouraging feature of
! the situation is the fact pension pay
; ments are not increasing as fast as was
j expected. There is something myste
j rious about this, for the number of
j new claims allowed has increased enor
i mously. Probably the phenomenon,
so far as it is not accounted for bv in
tentional delays in making payments
is duo to the fact that most of the
claimants under the old law are put-'
ting in claims under tho Disability Act 1
as well. Theso are allowed before the !
others are taken up, and as thoy do not .
carry largo first payments they do not I
make such a showing at tho start as if
a single pensioner were drawing $10,- j
000 in lump, as sometimes happens
under the general law. But the annu
al value of tho roll keeps swelling just
the same, and when the disability
claimants are all ou the list and tho
pension office begins paying out arrears
again the full effect of the recent legis
lation will bo seen.
Evidently the new congress will
have to givo the treasury some tender
nursing. Another year of Reed legis
lation would have left it not worth
cleaning out. Examiner.
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In Dauphan. countv, Pa., before tho
last election, tho republicans thought
it good politics to placate the colored
contingent of their party by giving a
negro a place on their ticket. They
did this with reluctance, and finally
accorded to their colored allies the
lowest place, nominating W. H. Jones,
colored, for coroner. He is described
as a man of education, intelligence
and good character, thoroughly quali
fied to perform the duties of tho office I
for which ho was named. Dauphin is j
a strongly republican county, and, as
was expected, tho republican ticket
was elected with ono exception.
Jones was defeated by his democratic
opponent, who received a majority of
eighty-five votes, while the head of the
republican ticket had a majority of
2,500. More than 2,500 republicans
scratched tho name of their candidate
for an unimportant office for no other
reason than that lie was a negro.
They had no doubt of his fitness for
the placo, but did not like the color of
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