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U gmtt IMtoran.
OCTOBER Bl 1884
NOT VERY LIKELY.
With considerable venom and ac
rimony in the present presidential
campaign has been mingled a good
deal of fun, affording occasion for
considerable hilarity to those on the
back seats. And now at the eleventh
hour comes My Lord Eoscoe Conk
ling, Bometimes senator from New
York, and would-be dictator of the
Empire state. The latest is an alleg
ed intent on the part of Boscoe Oonk
ling to talk in New York in oppo
sition to Blaine's candidacy.
Eighteen months ago he predicted
Republican defeat in the presidential
lection of 1884, and ascribed the de
feat to Eepublican repudiation of
him and his counsels. He also in
formed a sorrowing publio that the
defeat of Grant and the third term
idea in 1880 had "set the country
back ten years."
Mr. Coukling spoke then, and
speaks now, with the natural asperity
of a man who knows that he will
figure in our political history solely
as the baffled leader of a conspiracy
against the sound traditions of the
government and the convictions of
the country, and as a great man
guilty of childish folly.
During Grant's second administra
tion the influence of Conkling and
his crowd was supreme. The result
was so great that the country lost
confidence in the Eepublican party,
and that party was only saved in
1876 by a nomination which implied
Eepublican determination to pursue
a different policy. As it was, the
election was only decided by a vote
of eight to seven in the electoral
commission, Mr. Conkling holding
his nose in the lobby and disdainfully
absenting himself from his seat.
The Eepublican administration that
followed restored confidence in the
party, and the action of the Chicago
oonvention in 18S0, in which my lord
Eoscoe attempted to drive the party
to return to the era which had been
condemned, and to return by the
overthrow of a most cherished and
wise tradition, showed so plainly the
total prostration of the system that
he then and there represented and
the thorough emancipation of the
party from its control that Eepubli
can success in November, 1880, was
ignal and decisive. Tins equally
ignal success of Grover Cleveland in
the New York election of 1882 was
due to the Eepublican apprehension
that the methods and politics asso
ciated with the name of Eoscoe Conk
ling were resuming control of the
party. It was an emphatic warning
that Eepublican cohesion and suc
cess in New York or out of New York
were impossible so long as counsels
which had discredited and almost
ruined the party were tolerated in its
In a word, the Eepublican party de
clined in '76, under the fear that his
system would be successful; it won
in 1830 in the belief that he was beaten
out of sight; it lost in 1882 under the
apprehension that he was again "get
ting his work in." His advocacy of
a measure is the signal for its defeat
Mr. Conkling is a man of great
parts: he is a statesman who wrap
ped his mantle around his noble So
man figure, withdrew from the coun
sels of his country and left that
unhappy country to its fate because
he couldn't dictate who should be
collector in the New York custom
But despite all Conkling is a high
minded man and though smarting
from Blaine's caustic speech of five
years ago it is not likely that he will
take the stump against the man from
Maine during the last days of the
The contest for the presidency,
says the Oregonian, is now virtually
narrowed down to New York, where
it has taken the form of a struggle
for and against the policy or princi
ple of protection to American labor
and American manufactures. This is
the final aspect of this extraordinary
campaign. Multitudes indeed are
voting against the historical character
of the Democratic party and the at
titude of the solid south; and so long
as that party is before the country
and the south maintains its sectional
attitude, so long will their votes go
in against both. With the great massl
of Eepublicans this is the main issue.
But a supplementary issue is made
upon protection, and New York is the
state in which it is to be fought out
It is a conflict between the importing
and manufacturing interests of the
The feature of the recent elec
tions in Germany has been the
enormous increase of the social
democratic vote in Berlin and
other cities. The strength of that
party in the next German parlia
ment "will probably be double that in
the last It shows the complete fail
ure of the repressive measures under
taken for splitting the reichstag into
many sections, and renders the hopes
of the government of attaining any
grat majority very improbable.
Official advices from Pekin have
reached the Chinese embassy and
have communicated to Earl Gran
ville, British secretary of .foreign af
fairs. These advices state that the
Chinese government is advene to any
mediation between that country and
THE PROBABLE VOTE.
The total population of the "OV '
States, as given in the census o'
taken June 1st of that year, v.
155,783. The vote at the presi .
election of that year was according
to the Tribune Almanac, 9,219,917,
and according to the American Al
manac, 9,210,970. A writer in .the
American, recently published C. W.
Ernst undnrtakes to calculate from
those figures the probable vote of
188i, and his results are interesting
to all who care to forecast the result
of the next election.
Two elements of increase must be
taken into account in estimating the
population in any year after the cen
sus, the natural increase and the ad
ditions by immigration. The number
of the latter is known pretty ac
curately and the rate of the former
has been shown, by calculations cov
ering past -years, to be about 2 per
cent a year. Estimating on this basis
the population of the United States
on November 1, 1884, will be 57,712,
366, of which a little over 1,000,000
will be in the territories. Assuming
56,500,000 as the probable population
of the states on that date, a simple
proportion gives a little over 10,400,-
000 as the Drobable vote, or about
one to every 5.4 inhabitants.
These figures do not represent the
number of qualified electors in the
states, but only those who will proba
bly cast their ballots. The males of
voting age in the states numbered
12,571,437 when the last census was
taken, and' will number 14,000,000 in
November. This gives an allowance
of almost 40 percent for the1, stay-at-home
If it be objected that the increase
thus figured out is erroneous because
immigrants just landed cannot vote,
it may be answered that such
persons could not vote in
1880, and the same proportion of
population to voters is preserved in
this estimate. Further, the qualifi
cations for suffrage vary bo much in
different states that it is almost im
possible, except in the most general
way, to estimate the increase of the
vote from immigration. A foreigner
in Indiana may vote after he has
lived six months in the state and de
clared his intention of becoming an
American citizen. A foreigner in
Ehode Island can never vote at all
unless he acquires real estate.
It is altogether likely that each of
the great parties will poll somewhere
in the neighborhood of 5,009,000 votes.
If General Bufler and Mr. St John
draw off a million between them, the
party that gets 5,000,000 or over will
win, unless heavy majorities in a
minority of states and light majori
ties in a majority of states put the
popular plurality on the side of the
candidate who has the minority of
electoral votes, as has already hap
pened more than once in our history.
Ohio isn't alone in preparing the
way for Blaine's election. New Jer
sey also casts an anchor to windward
in that behalf. In the charter elec
tion in Newark the Eepublicans
gained the day by a majority of 1,651
a gain over last year of 2,287; and
Hancock's plurality over Garfield in
the state four years ago was only
The English authorities at Moroc
co are accused of inciting the natives
against the French. French journals
urge the government to take ener
getic measures. It is reported that
an ironclad has been ordered to pro
ceed from Toulon to Tangier, to act
for the protection of Frenoh inter
ests. The report that Sir John McDon
ald has secured a subsidy for a line
of steamers to connect with the Can
adian Pacific and ply between British
Columbia and Japan, lacks con
firmation. Betting in London is reported to
be two to one in favor of Blaine.
The Weekly Astorian
In Wrappers ready for Hailing.
Price. -.- Ten Cents.
House to Rent.
TW"INE KOOMS : GOOD LOCATION!
- xuiiuire oi
rilHE STOKE ON MAIN STREET. FORM-
. vii J uwtuuicu UV X1.1AJCU.
T WELLING HO OSE AND TWO LOTS
-r iiou Kiuu nouse m eooa repair.
Inquire of BOZORTH& JOHNS.
fllHtS UEUlttWUBNT TAX LIST OF
jl. property in Astoria acnooi District No
Oiiehas been placed in my hands and s
-warrant Issued lor its collection. All par
ties knowiac themselves delinquent are no
lfied that the same Is now due and pay
able at my office without further notice.
W. G. BOSS,
Astoria, Oct. 37th, 1881.
FOUNDS BARBOUR'S BEST
web. 45-mesn. lor sale at a liberal
Apply to Astoria Packing Co.
Astoria, Sept. 1st, ISM.
TWOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THATTHE
Jjy annual meeting of the Stockholders of
the Washington Packing Co. will be held at
the company's office, at or near the city of
Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon, on Wedues-
u.i, luoaw ua; vu. iiuicuiuer, loot, in. one
o'clock p. m., for the purpose of electing
f re directors, and transacting such other
business as mar lecr&llv mr before tha
By order of the board of directors.
J. W. GKARHART,
Astoria, Octebtr ?rd, iim.
Wheeler & Kipp,
" late Gas ail Stem Fitters
Varranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron and IjuI Pipe. Batli Ttibh,
Water Closet, and ia
Chimney Pipe, Cheaper than Brick.
JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Corner Squemoqua and Hamilton Streets,
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - OKEGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
Best BItEAn in the City,
Best CAKES and PASTRY,
Best ICE CREAM,
Finest Ornamental Work to Order.
Caraahan & Co.
1. W. CASE,
LMPORTKHS AND WHOLESALE AND
Kb' TAIL DEALERS IN
oruer CuenHmus and Cass strrets.
ASTORIA - - - OKEGON
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to THE GEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL, - - PROPRIETOR
s T 0 RE
Rubber Iluntlnz Boots, Coals, lints,
Cnpft, Cosxnnien, vie.
Xuhbrr, Leather and Cotton Iteltinz,
rack Ins, Hotc etc.
PRESTON, NOTT & CO.,
164, First Street, Portland, Or.
ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE,
RcbBlItand Refitted. Throughout
The Best of
WIXE8.IilO.ITOftS, AXI CIGARS,
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
Comer West 8th and Water Streets, Astoria.
Oysters ! Oysters !
FRANK FAB RE'S.
Oysters to Order, - - 23 cents
Fried Oysters, - - - 35 cents
FRANK FABRE, PROPRIETOR.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
CORNER MAIN AND CIIENAMUS STS.
II. D. NEWBURT.
CITY HOOK STORE,
Have Just received a mammoth stock of
Books. The vouiur and old. nnh nml nnnr
can all be accommodated.
AGENTS FOR THE
Kranlch JL Bach and Jlandsfeldt A
Xetni Piano and 1Ventern
Orders for all kinds of Music or Instru
ments will be promptly filled.
All Kinds of Cooperage Done.
3S7f.,.rdera VUn J0HN ROGERS,
Superintendent, at Central Market.
Good Building Lots
Apply to IiYXAN C. K1XV1
liYXAN C. KtSXEY,
At office of Clatsop Mill Company,
on the Roadway.
Rooms to Rent.
8 EVEN ROOMS SUITABLE FOR HOTJSE
atu!teSfe!,nthe buslness Cfct; apply
tK THE FORT STEVENS BEACTT
hook, etc. In boat. Owner can have herbv
appylng to Thos. Stantteld, Astoria-or
John Staufleld, Ft. Stevens. "3lua- or
Astoria, Oct. 18, ISM.
We be;; to call the attention of the public to our latest importation, direct from
Eastern iiinmilarturfr. of the largest invoice of OAliPETs ever offered
for sale in this city, comprising all grades, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades..
To the lowest priced article In this line. "We are determined to dispose of our stock of
Carpets within the next four weeks, and to that end offer special Inducements, precluding
the possibility of Being Undersold by any or oar Competitors.
Furniture and House Furnishing Xine
We can show you the very BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, anil shall be pleased
to receive a call for Inspection whether you purchase or not.
FURNITURE, FURNISHING GOODS,
Garpets, Matting, Pictures, Mirrors,
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenainus and Hamilton Sts. II. Dv BUISSON, Manager.
Howe Haninff 11.
LARGEST AND FINEST
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY
In "Western Oregon.
A Full Stock on Hand and
Made Up to Order.
AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Sashes, Doors, Windows,
Of Best Material.
Bids Furnished Contractors, Carpenters
All bills due and payable at the end of the
month, unless otherwise agreed upon.
Wm. HOWE, Proprietor.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Lumber, Salmon Tra)Ts,
OFFICE AND HILL, CORNER SALMON
AND CEDAR STREETS.
Twines and Netting.
MANUFACTimED BY TIIE
Baltimore Twine and Bet Company.
WM. J HOOPER & SON,
Xo. C, Soutk Calvert St , Baltimore, Bid.
P&-Send for Price List, naming your County
and State, pleask mkntiok this paper.
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Salem Fleming Mills,
Portland Roller Mills,
Capital Flour and
House To Let.
FIVE ROOMS : NEW ; GOOD LOCAL
Ity. Inquire at E. C. HOLDEN'S.
GOOD DWELLING HOUSE,
Apply at Astoriak Office.
THE ASSESSMEITT KULU UK SCHOOL
District No. 18. OlatSOD Countv. Oregon.
is now equalized and the Hon. Board of
School Directors for said district have Iisued
warrants for the undersigned to collect the
school tax now duo said district. Taxpayers
will save cost by paying the same to the
school Clerk or his deputy who will befound
at all times at his office on West Cth street,
one house south of "Wall street;
Clerk School District No. 18.
Dated at the City of Astoria, Clatsop Co.
Oregon, Auguit jofb, 1IW.
BOATS AND TENTS
a si a s! ti
a: - 5
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O 3 S3
2 w O
P o s
5 r : e 3
i S n s
FLAGS, ETC, ETC.
$67,000,000 Capital !
Liverpool and London and Globe.
North British and Mercantile
Of London and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital of S67,000 OOO.
B. VAN DDHEN. Asrent.
Royal Brand Flour
Manufactured by the
OREGON MILLING COMPANY
Is of Superior Quality, and Is Endorsed
by all who use It.
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FAVORITE
Of Superior Rising Quality.
Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.
WYATT & THOMPSON
Sole Agents for Astoria.
At the well-known Restaurant of
On and after this date Oysters In every
style will be served at 25 Cents.
Fancy Roasts and Fried Oysters 35 Cents
K. DIXOIV, - - Proprietor.
TVTOTICE IS HERFB Y GIVEN THAT TIIE
li annual meeting of the stockholders of
me west, uoasi racKing uo. wm ue neia at
the company's oftlce. on Thursday, October
23rd, 184, to elect officers for the ensuing
year, nd for the transaction of such other
business as mav come before the meeting.
Ry order of the presldenc.
S. E. MORTON.
ALL PERSONS HAVING BILLS
against "Wherry & Co , contracted by me
will please present them at once. In future
all debts due should be paid to Wm. W.
Wherry who alone is authorized to receipt
for the same and carry on the business of
Wherry & Co.
Astoria, October 1st, I8S4.
18 NOW OPEN,
Well fitted up throughout.
Open on TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, and
SATURDAYS, and SATURDAY
taVXo'DIsrapstable Characters admitted.
For The Finest Groceries.
For The Freshest Vegetables,
For The Most Complete Assortment,
For Absolute Satisfaction.
In Filling and Delivering All Orders,
C ill it
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Fall and Winter
Having mustered all our forces for the coming event we are fully
prepared to present in splendid array, an almost irresistible army of
New and Stylish Goods in all our Departments,
Anxiously awaiting a fearless onslaught on the part of our patrons,
under the able leadership of the invincible General Cash, to whom we
shall gracefully and unconditionally surrender.
Among our latest novelties wc direct attention to our
New Ball's Coiled Spring Elastic, Section Corset,
Having secured the sole agency in this city for this famous brand.
We guarantee to the purchaser perfect satisfaction in every respect,
and the privilege of wearing a corset for three weeks on trial; if found
deficient the purchase money will bo refnnded.
Tii, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Ranges
Tho Rest In the market.
Piumblng goods of all kinds o.i ham!, .fob
work done In a workmanlike maimer
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Chcnamns Street. Sext to C Ij. Parker's Store.
ASTORIA, - OBfiaOXT.
THE NEW MODEL
A FUIi STOCK
it. OI.SEK. J. CUSTAFSON". A. JOIEfSOX.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE 35 BEDDING
Corner 3Xaln and Squcinoqun Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMHCS; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
Aljt KINDS OF FUBXITDBE RjEPj1IBH aiw varkished.
FOARD & STOKES.
A FULL LINE OF
Just Finished In Rear of Store.
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP
Boats of Every Description Built.
hop ortr Arndt & Ferchen's.
B. M. jCEATHSB.
W CLARA PARKER
Eben P. Parker, Master.
Fur TOWING. FREIGHT or CHAR
n. It. FAKKEB.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
E. B. MAWBB,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, Y-l
WILL BE PLEASED.
B. It. HAAVE3 Is also agent tor tfct
'Bit latent Cooiiiir Sto?e
And other flrst-clas3 Stores.
Furnace "Work. Steam Fit
tings, etc., a pecialtr.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to solect.
"Window curtains made to order.
Sr"My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will be lound convenient to my patrons.
Hardware aid Slip Chandlery
VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikei ,
Galvanized. Cut Nails,
Palais a4 eil,' Crri, ,