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Astoria, Oregon, "Wednesday Morning, June 8, 3881.
BEX BUTLEU'S YISIOX.
tHYf A T TH i: ESSEX ST A TESMA X
OONKLING AND Pl.ATTS RKSIGNA-
TION FROM AN INDEPENDENT
rjfiJ TJIKOItl'OF THE .UTAH! -THE
Tllll' TO MENTUU.
Who is Robertson? A Prediction.
General 13enj. F. Butler lias been
iuterviewed by a Herald corres
pondent in New York on the prc
pailinr topic. He says of tin
resignatiens: "1 think it was a
brave, sagacious, and politic act.
and 1 think 1 can see why it was
done. He was in the senate,
where all admit he was facile jmn
ceps, representing the great state
oC New York, in the most cordial
relations with all its trusted states
men and political leaders. No
man ever held before him such
relations. His life-long friend was
vice-president, another governor of
the state of New York, and his
colleague was intimately bound to
him by long years of agreement,
and he is of more than ordinary
strength and coolness. It is ac
knowledged on all hands that he
had led the republican party to
victory in his state and in the
country. He had just emerged
from a four years conte.t forced
on him by the tergiversation of
Hayes from the principles upon
which he was elected. He had,
by his high diameter,
lilt Personal .Magnetism.
.Because he is magnetic in his at
traction to men that come near
him and know his qualities of
mind and heart; many senators of
both parties, who in all matters,
setting aside partisan differences
which affect the good of the coun
try and the administration of af
fairs, were quite willing and desir
ous of following his lead, knowing
that he would not lead them to do
anything, as he had never done; of
which they would have cause to
repent, for the reason that it was
unjust or unstatesnianlike, or,
above all, tainted with suspicion
or corruption. From the state
ments in his letter to Governor
Cornell it appears that he had
made no demands upon the ad
ministration for places for his
lriends or power or patronage for
himself; that he had not even
made suggestions upon questions
involving the distribution of pat
ronage, except when asked. Jn
spite of all this, inspired, as he
had cause to believe, by the
administration, he had seen almost
the whole republican press, cer
tainly all that was controlled by
the administration, publishing ac
cusations far and wide that he was
attempting to dictate, not in the
line of policy but in the matter of
place foi his political friends.
Well, he was conscious that he
had made every sacrifice of per
sonal feelings to remain in accord
with the administration; yet every
journal which claimed to be its
supporter made these harsh and
unjust accusations against him.
What dill mo Flnt Sec.
The president appointed as his
cabinet leader a gentleman with
whom Mr. Conkling had a differ
ence of sixteen years standing.
His was the first cabinet office
that was made certain. Did Mr.
Conkling evince any opposition to
this? Did he even sulk in his
tent? On the contrary, when sum
moned by the president to Mentor
to give advice upen the formation,
it is to be presumed, of the cabi
net, he obediently and loyally
answered the summons. Has there
been an intimation even that he
undertook in any way to control
or interfere with that appointment
or selection of the presidents pre
mier? The only rumor of an'
action of his in regard to the cabi
net that I have seen at the inter
view at Mentor, was that he sug
gested that the state of New
York, now the second, if not the
first financial center of the world,
as well as the pivotal republican
state of the union, should have the
secretaryship of -the treasury.
That, so far as I learn, he might
well have deemed to be in accord
ance with the wishes of the presi-
ilcitt: Ijgchum 1 kmi lel to Mlfvc
thut fr services rendered in ti
campaign Mr. Gartfekl Inul nnwle;
such intiniMtion tint! it was nlied
upon as a promise, thmt the treas
ury should go to a weJl known
bunker of New York, provided
a large sum whs subscribed by
him and his friends to iIhj expen
ses of the presuleHtmi canvass.
That sum has bevn put at 100,
000. Mr. Conkling
Kcluructl from .tlcittor.
And tlte administration journals
said at that time that the meeting
had been not only friendly but
cordial. The statement received
credence because one of Mr.
Conkliugs friends, . fudge Folgcr,
and not the banker; was summoned
to Mentor, as alleged to be iimdc4
the head of the treasury. WIkmi
1 saw this announcement 1 sup-
nosed that the sutntiioninr of
Judge 1'olger was probably the
result of Mr. Conkliugs advice.
1 assumed thai probably Mr. Conk
ling suggested that, while New
York ought to have the treasury,
yet the appointment of x banker
w1k had supplied large funds to
So high a place might litingx taint
of scandal upon l!w administra
tion if the arrangement was car
ried eut: but of this 1 know noth
ing. Ii Mr. CtHiklinur knew the
facts as 1 think they will at some
time appear, I can well conceive
that such advice would be given
by a man of his high s-ene of pro
priety in Klitiid action. How
ever tliat may be, Judge Folger
was not called un to leave his
high judicial position for what
would not have been even a tem
porary promotion. Another gen
tleman was selected as jostmaster
general, a cabinet position made
in the later and not in llie earlier
lay.s of this republic, and nt usu
ally held to be a cabinet )osiUou
of the first clast-, which the state
of New York might well claim.
Tlir .'l 'IIiillK I "Jhm
Was that i1m president ltndscmin
nominations of certain gentlemen
to office to wlosc decapitation by
Hayes Conkling had objected.
Mr. Conkling and Mr. Piatt allege
that this was done witlmut their
knowledge, without consultation
with them, or witlnmt their advice
or promotion. TIicm nominations
were at once heralded in the ad
ministration press as an evidence
that the president was doing
everything he could to please and
satisfy Mr. Conkling. Head in the
light of what has followed, an un
charitable mind might deem that
this performance, like the sum
moning of Conkling to Mentor,
was but a cunningly devised
scheme to make it appear that the
president had been yielding in all
he had done, in matters in New
York to the wishes of the senator,
and the fruitless summons to Men
tor, and the clamor of the adminis
tration press upon both matters,
gives color to such thought. But
the echo of this ery that the presi
dent was doing everything for Mr.
Conkling had not died away be
fore, without consultation with
him, without consultation with any
leading New York republican, and
without any inspiration from that
state, Mr. lioberlsons name was
sent to the senate for the highest
political office in the United States,
with more untrammcled political
power and patronage than any
cabinet office, because the ap
pointments of cabinet officers of
any moment must receive the sanc
tion of the president and the ad
vico and consent of the senate,
while the collector of New York
is substantially uncontrolled in his
Sow Mho Is Mr. Itohrrtsois?
1 speak only, of course, of his re
lations to Mr. Conkling. He was
well known to be Mr. Conkliugs
bitterest enemy in the state of
New York, a man whom he ac
cused of breaking his pledged per
sonal faith to Mr. Conkling and
the state convention in the matter
of his action as delegate at Chi
cago. Rumor says that that per
sonal difference had gone so far
that Conkling had refused to give
him his hand, putting the refusal
upon the ground tlrat having
broken faith with him it was un-
aifc to Ik iviii his acquaintance.
"What next happened? Mr. Conk
ling and Mr. Piatt, the senators;
Mr. Arthur, the vice-president;
Mr. Cornell, the governor; and Mr.
James, the cabinet efficer: all unit
ed in the request that Mr. lioberl
sons name should be withdrawn,
the appointment being made
lVllIioiil Tlirir Kuoii Ifilxr.
And as all of them publicly allege
in the inot solemn manner, in con
travention of pledges of the presi
dent that they would be consulted
in a matter of such moment. Cer
tainly no more weighty opjosition
was ever made to a nominee to
office. What were the grounds
upon which the nomination was
made? The highest ground that
it was put upon was that it was to
please a faction of the republican
party in the state of New York,
insignificant in numbers, inconsid
erable in weight, and only influ
ential in clamor. The other and
less creditable ground was that the
nomination was a reward to Mr.
Robertson for breaking away from
his pledges to iiis constituents and
by leaving Grant at a critical time,
when his defection would do the
most harm, rendering the nomina
tion of the president at Chicago a
possibility, and had thus raised
such a proKsitiou from the depth,
where Murat llalstead had put it,
of being 'ridiculous.'' Is it wond
Tlil Lnl Straw KrohrllirCnnirls ItarL?
Would not Mr. Conkling have
been false to himself, false to his
party, false to the state he repre
senlcd, false to his high associates
in the representation of the state,
to the vice-president, his fellow
senator, the governor, and the cab
inet officer from the state, who had
joined with him in asking the re
call of this nomination, but, above
all. false to himself and his own
manhood; if he had not by every
means in his power opposed this
nomination? Yet no word public
ly or i ctailcd from him privately
came to us of his dissatisfaction.
Again, tin journals wlm speak for
the administration renewed, or
rather imparted, fresh vigor to
their outcry that Mr. Conkling was
attempting to dictate to the presi
dent in the matter of his appoint
ments, and would not be satisfied
unless he had all, when the presi
dent knew he had not any. Yet
This Outer.) nas t tiroiitradlrlrd
And unexplained, and the facts
carefully concealed from those who
take only a superficial observation
of them. (,)uite the contrary. It
was declared in the letters of every
Washington correspondent that
are well under my eye, and in all
the leading republican newspapers,
that the president was now to ex
hibit his backbone, as if it were a
thing doubtful whether he had one,
and that he would not withdraw
Mr. Robertson. On the contrary,
that he would hold every senator
inimical to the administration who
should fail to vote to confirm him.
Tt was further announced, with
what truth 1 know not, that the
democratic senators would vote for
the confirmation of Mr. Robertson,
and that he was sure to .be con
firmed by democratic votes, and
the event seems to justify that pre
Aii administration in the first
years of its power is very strong,
and it requires high virtue, even
in a democratic senator, quite as
much as the average democratic
senator can bear the strain 'of; to
give up all hopes of any patron
age for fir ur years just for the sake
of furthering the democratic party.
Perhaps that is one reason why the
democratic party has for so many
ears been in a stale of nearly
hopeless minority. Mr. Hayes
worked that mine with a good
deal of success; it was the bonan
za of his administration. The
first chunk of ore lie took out of
it was the late postmaster-general.
T don't allege that these were the
motives in this case, but 1 am so
blind 1 ean see no other. u1Tis
true, 'tis pity; and pity 'tis, 'tis
true" to me.
1 rejoice to believe that this
trouble will break up the republi
can parfy. It has filled its mission,
and is now simply an organix&tinn I
whose onlv end is to make the
rich richer and the poor jMorer
and divide tin spoils. But it will
not so certainly 'renk it up if the
administration is able to crush out
Mr. Conkling in Nw York, which
some democrats are apparently
trying to enable it to do.
Mr. Garfield is not a man of
wealth or well to do, but he has
been kept jtlomr, as the evidence
is, by small jobs iike the credit
mobilier and the He Goyler fee,
and there might be other matters
examined into, but I only take
tltose that are patent. Now, when
a man is about to be made presi
dent, he has plenty of moneyed
men about him to supply him with
money. They doft do it for be
nevolence, but in the hope of get
ting repaid, and having created an
obligation on the incumbent of the
office, they require something to
be done out of which they can get
their pay. Sometimes it is the
appointment of an internal reve
nue commissioner, so that they can
secure their pay out of a whisky
ring; sometimes the appointment
of a secretary of the interior, by
which they can get their pay out
of the Indian or the laud depart
ment; sometimes it is the inaugu
ration of a star route performance
by which they can get even;
sntiirliturs it Is a ijjiiiUrafi-
To fund the National debt, out of
which large sums of money may
be made. The internal revenue
has now got upon such a basis of
administration that it is difficult to
levy much on that, and manipu
lators are a little afraid of the
scandal which is risked by working
in that direction. There can be
no syndicate to refund the Na
tioual debt, for it has refunded
itself without appealing lo a syndi
cate. The Indians are now so few
and their condition has been so
thoroughly invest ig:?eil that that
mine is worked out. The best
public lands have been -so far
secured by the railroads that that
source of getting money under an
administration has gone.
Kill Slill Thnl Chi r Urn
Of whom I have spoken must have
the money back that they have
spent, and with interest that
would have delighted the heart of
Shyloek. There is but one source
left to this administration out of
which it can be got without creat
ing jrreat scandal. More than
two-thirds of all the levenues of
the country are collected at the
New York custom-house. The
investigations and prosecutions of
a few years ago showed that many
merchants attempt great frauds
upon the revenue there. With a
passive collector in the New York
custom-house ver large sums,
amounting to millions, could be
realized in that direction, and,
while it is possible that
Mr. CnrDrlit SIlsIil Iir Ignorant
Of the motive, 1 think it highly
probable that there are some men
behind him who, having selected
Mr. Robertson as one likely to
play into their hands, have insisted
that he should be appointed, and
have held the president down to
that appointment under a sense of
obligation to them, against his
better convictions and such po
litical sagacity as he has. "History
repeals itself," and history is full
of such examples in other coun
tries as well as our own. This
will account for it.
TtOTlCF. IS 1IEKKIIY fllVK.N TO ALL
JLi whom it max tuccni. that the partner
ship lmtiiiiKs of the umleiNitnietl will con
tinue to be conducted hereafter under the
finn name o Kadollct &Co. All communi
cations uitli said Ann will therefore le :td
drevted to Itadollct "C Co. a heretofore, un
til further notice.
SiirviiiiK iwrtner. firm of lladoliet &Co.
Astoria, Oregon, June C, i.$l.
IV A K IS DKC&AIIK1 WITHOUT
Ami no terms of k.uv until
every man in .Worm has a new
suit of clothes
3r.lK BV ."lir.A.VY.
Look at the prices:
l'auts to order f nun -l'ants.
Genuine French Oassimcre -Suits
The finest line of samples on the coast to
select f mm. 1. .1 . MEAN Y.
Main street, opptsite Iarker House. Astoria.
PRINTED AXD ROUND TO AN i' Sl7.it.
L and ruled ta urn- nnlf r. nf
The Astoria offieo
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
BLOCK TIX, PIG LEAD,
FLOATS, MAULS, HANDLES,
GUM HOOTS, RICE. ETC., ETC.,
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
ASTORIA. - - OKF.CUKY.
MKS. n. A. DERBY,
MASONIC HAI.!.. - ASTORIA. OREGON.
III HII lT hW Sl.H'k
On TIinAy, May 5tli, 1881.
A FINK ASSORTMENT OF
The Josephine Seamless Kid Gloves
Warranted in 1m- the InM h Hm market.
AM. a large assortment of
Infants Wear and Lauies Dres
V law varwlx irf
NEW MILLINERY GOODS
I'nrrliHM'il by herself
Hats, Bonnets. Velvets,
Satins, Ribbons, Ruchings,
Collars, Etc., Etc.,
.MAIN .STKKKT. - ASTORIA. OltF.fiOX.
BEOISTEHED MABCU 15. 18T9.
BLOOD IS THE LIFE!
rorthitocaMmiif t lie car with changeable
eliiimtes. prcent all vort of sickness ise
THE I'NIVKKSAL CEL1U5RATE1)
OREGON BLOOD PURIFIER.
This Herbal Kingdom. Micutillcally pre
pared. It rajridlv gaining 111 eery city on this
coast, and Jhe many aMouWhiug cures it has
effected hae now eM.dlihed its elllcacy be
yond a doubt. He member diseases of the
IJLOOI) OK LIVKIi AND KIDNEY,
A good medicine KalvaN nfCNary to eHeet
a cun Try it : it will help you.
For further information and particulars
ee circular around each bottle. Sold by
j our druggist.
l'rlce. ier Isottle. fi Ou or $r. 00 for six bottles.
Directions in English. German. French and
IB. XX7 BLOOD,
Successor to Blood & I-ee.)
CLATSKANIE. - - OREGON.
It now prepared to receive orders for
Copper Handles, Mallets, Etc.
1 have Im-ch engaged in making lloats. etc.,
fortlie iast fie years. and my work" has al
ways given satisfaction. I am prepared to
lill all orders promptly, and ou .short notice
at the lowest prices. alwas underselling
othvr factories according to ifualityof goods.
Orders left with
ti:knciiai:d & itshur.
Or addressed to the undersigned, will re
ceive prompt attention. II. AV. ULOOD,
mnj- lie found on
Cto at Gfo. P.
Howm. & Co's
Keupaper Advertising Bureau (10 Spruce
Street). here adver UEUIVnnif
tlilngcontractsmay H ! W VIIKK
I be made for It In
I1HII 1 Will!
a. V. ALI.KX.
C. H. PA OK.
Page & Allen
(stTCCKSSORS TO E. S. LARSEX.)
Wholesale and retail dealers In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AXD DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, Lienors, Tobacco S Ciaars
The lanjest and nioM complete stock of
good in their line to he found in the city.
Corner of Cass and Squemocqhe Streets,
IRISH FLAX THREADS
Salmon Set Twine.
Cotton Seine Twine,
Cork and Lead Lines,
Cotton Netting, all sizes.
Seines Made to Order,
Flax and Cotton Twine,
Fishing Tackle, etc.
511 Ularkot Street. San FranelHco
HENRY DOYLE A. Co.. Managem.
CHINCH0NA RUBRA, AND CALIFORNIA
THE GltKATEST -
Or THE A GE.
See our local columns tor particulars, and
Chas. Stevens & Son
CITY BOOK STORE.
In room lately occupied by
Larpst awl Best Assortment
Of novelties in the .stationary' line usually
found iu a ilrst-claxs book store, consisting of
BOOKS. FIXE STATIONERY,
GOLD TEN GOODS, ALBUMS.
All of which w ill be sold at prices hicli
P. S. The latest Eastern and California
periodicals coastantiv on hand.
CHAS. STEYENS .t SON.
w 32. rfcE:iyi:3s::sr,2
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
Toilet and Fancy Articles,
PATENT BLEDICIDJES, ETC.
EryPresenptions carefully compounded at
JSfHoineopathie Tinctures and Pellets,
and Humphrey's Specifics also kept.
SEA VIEW HOUSE.
J. L. STOUT, - - PROPRIETOR.
North Pacific Reach, W. T.,
Will be Open for Visitors July 4. 18S1.
It Is one mile nearer Ilwaco than last season
JAY TCTTI.E, M. .
PHYSICIAN AND SUBGEON,
Office Over the "White TTouse Store.
ItEsinKXCK Xext door to Mrs. Munson'a
boarding house, ChenaiMLs street. Astori
Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LA"W.
Chenanius Street. - ASTOKIA. OREQO
rt w. Fuirox,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTOKLV - - - OREGON
Office over Tage & Allen's store, Cass street
T? C. IFOIiDKN.,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN-
"TCI P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, --.- OREGON.
Rooms in Allen's hllHrlinc lln etafro nnr-nm
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
JQK. 31. D. JEXXIXGS.
TIIYSICIAX AND SURGEON.
Graduate University of Virginia, 1868
I IlVSiCiail to Itiv Vlr linanUtf R1flmn
OFHit-K-In rage & Allen's building, up
T A. nicIXTOSII.
Oeeident Hotel Ruilding.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
Q H. BAIX fc CO..
Door. Windows, Blinds, Tra
4 sonm, Lumber. Etc.
All kinds or Oak Lumber. OUus, Boat Ma
Steam Mill near "Veston hotel. Cor. Gei
evive and Astor streets.
UHLEXHART A SC1IOEXE.
Occident Hotel Hair Dressing Saloon
ASTORIA - OREGON.
Hot, Cold, Shoner,
Steam and Sulplinr
Eg'-Spcial attention given toladies'aod
children's hair cutting,
rrlvate Entrance for Ladies.
ROOT A?iT SHOE
Chkvamus Stkret, opposite Adlert Book
store, - Astoria Obeoox.
-rerfeet fits guaranteed. All "vrork
warranted. Give nie a trial. All orders
J. A. BROWX
1JUOWX A. MoCABE
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS.
Astoria office At E. C. Holdeu's Auction
store. Portland office 21 B street. 13-tf
GRAND BALL, -AT
XAITJS, aiUX FEEI AXD IIAY
Cash paid for country produce. Small
profits on casii sales. Astoria, Oregon, cor
ner of Main and Squemocahe streets.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamas and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON.
r. t. nAitruAi . t. ir. hatch.
HATCH & BARGLAY,
No. 20 California St., San Francisco, Cal.
Sens: of the Albany Beer!
Respectfully Dedicated to and Sold by
CIIAS.GRATTKE, - - - - ASTORIA.
Good evening kind fnends, just listen to me.
And when jou have heard me, I'm sure
I ill give you a story, and sing it out clear
And the name of mv song is the ALBANY
You can find it all round in this city of gold.
And the way that they make It has never
That's a secret they keep and hold very dear.
For the whole eouutn is drinking that
The brew cry is large and the machinery is
And every order is sent to you right up to
They get all kinds of orders from far and
And every one's healthy that drinks AL
For every thing there looks so clean and so
And their beer Is so sparkling, it cannot be
If vou are feeling bad or the blues do appear.
You can drive them away by drluking AL
I have an old father, who's now eighty-three.
And this Ls the advice, he gave uute me.
He spoke to me kindly with a voice bright
and clear :
"If vou want to be healthy, drink ALBANY
Since then I have done so, and I'm hearty
At the round age of fifty I can always be
At my dally lalor before the sun does appear
Anil each day and night I drink ALBANY
ALso. on draught, THE CELEBRATED
C. GBATTKE, - - WELCOME SALOON,
Roadway, opposite 0. R. S N. Co'a Dock.