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SUNDAY MARCH ?. 15S5
DYIXG LEGISLATORS IX SEXATO
Iilinois lias no patent on the pa
thetic scenes attending the pending
contest. Dying members were car
ried into legislative chambers to give
their votes in senatorial elections be
foro eiiher Logan or Morrison were
born. Probably the earliest case of
the kind occurred in the Missouri
legislature. In 1820 the first general
asssembly met in St Louis. The
state had just been admitted, and be
sides the organization of the govern
ment, the election of two United
states senators demanded attention.
There was no capitol. Sessions were
held in one of the largest rooms in
the old Missouri hotel, on Main and
Morgan streets. Most of the mem
bers from out of town occupied rooms
in the upper stories. Without any
practical opposition or unnecessary
delay the legislature elected David
Barton as one of the senators. For
the othor place there -was a scram
ble. Thomas TJ. Benton and John
B. C. Luces were tho principal candi
dates, but there was enough scatter
ing votes to prevent eiiher of them
from getting a majority. Besides the
partisanship of politics there was a
personal ftnid to lend bitterness to the
contest. Only three years before
Benton had killed tho United States
district attorney in a duel on Bloody
island and his victim was a son of
Judge Lucas. Benton's friends ral
lied and worked upon member after
member. The Insi man won over was
Marie Phillipe Le Due. He had been
secretary to the last governor of the
territory of Louisiana. Le Due was
greatly interested in some Spanish
and mining claims, lie was bitterly
opposed to Benton and had said he
had rather lose Juh arm than vote
for him. Lucas had been the
land commissioner and after
the chief justice of the superior
court of the territory. Lc Due was
taken in hand by French friends,
among them Agnste Chouteau, Geo.
Sarpy mid Sylvester Labadie.
They told him that Lucas, if elected,
would certainly oppose the recogni
tion of the clami3 and pointed to the
Judge's course in territorial office
as proof of this. They held out to
him hopes if Benton was chosen. All
one night Le Due was labored with,
ho finally consented to vote for Ben
ton notwithstanding his personal ani
mosity. As soon ao the Assembly
met that morning Benton's friends
rushed through a motion to proceed
to balloting. They counted all of
their men and found they still lacked
one vote. In an upper chamber Dan
iel Ralls, a member from Pike county,
lay dying. Physicians were consult
ed and restoratives provided. The
sick man could not raise himself. As
tho call of the roll neared his name,
four stout negro men took hold of
the four corners of tho bed and car
ried him, with as little disturbance as
possible, down stairs and into the
room, where the legisture was sitting.
"When his name was called Balls whis
pered "Benton." Ho was immediate
ly taken back to his room and shortly
afterward died. Some of the most
important legislation of that first ses
sion was tho division of tho portions
of the state into counties. One of
the first of theso set apart was named
Balls, after tho man whose vote had
enabled Benton to enter upon his
"thirty years in the American senate."
It is, perhaps, worthy of mention
that this is abont all the memorial
Balls did receive. JTis remains were
taken back to what was then Pike
county, and buried on his farm.
Years afterwards his descendants en
deavored to discovr r tho burial place
iu order to have ihe spot properly
protected, bnt were not successful.
THE WHITE HOUSE.
In taking possession or Ihe While
House Mr. Cleveland will find a com
plete record of ovary public transac
tion connected willi the administra
tion of the executive office, from the
beginning o f the first term of Grant
down tor the present time. The White
house looks clean and bright
and fresh. It has alway.s been
no since Aithur has had possession.
Toward the close of previous admin
istrations there was a groat scurrying
about, and paper-hangers, upholster
ers and scrub-women were more
plcntifnl, even, than the politicians.
With the incoming of the Arthur
regimo there came new methods and
a different order of things. The tone
of the place was perceptibly elevated.
It was like entering a gentleman's
Up to ihe time of tltc war there
was no method or regularity in the
conduct of the business at tho White
house. The president, with "the ex
ception of his private secretary, had
little or no. clerical force around him,
and most all the details of the busi
ness requiring executive attention or
supervision were performed by clerks
in the different departments. This
was unsatisfactory and inconvenient,
and before Lincoln's death congress
provided some additional clerical
force for the "White house proper.
The staff of clerks was further in
creased under Andrew Johnson, and
during the two terms of Gen. Grant
additions were made until tho White
house staff was brought to a condi
tion of efficiency. Now the work
connected with the duties of the ex
ecutive office are performed under
the same roof with the president and
under his direct superintendence.
The clerical staff of the white
house consists of a private secretary
at $3,250, an assistant secretary at
$2,250. two clerks at $2,000 each, two
at $1,800 each, two at $1,000 each, one
at $1,400, one at $1,200, and a tele
graph operator at $1,400. Then there
is a steward at Sl,800, an usher at
$1,400, eight messengers and door
keepers at $1,200 each, a watchman
at $900, and a fnmace-keeper at SSG1.
Civil service reform principles have
rather bsen the rule at-the white
house during the last twenty years.
The changes have been mostly for
good cause, or when the occupant
was provided with something belter.
General Grant and Mr. Hayes rr in
stance, both put some of the white
house staff into lifo positions in the
army. One of the present clerks at
the white house was appointed by
Mr. Lincoln, and others were put
there by General Grant. The force
is faithful and efficient, and, although
it has put things into such good order
now hands would perhaps not expe
rience any great difficulty .in run
ning the machine. Mr. Cleveland ojtn
probably find no better place to en
force his civil service ideas than right
under his own roof.
Tnr. first official act of President
Cleveland was tho nomination of hi
cabinet, and his second was to ap
pend his signature to the commission
of U. S. Grant as an officer on the
retired list of the army with the rank
In the senate, on tho Cth inst, all
tho cabinet nominations were con
firmed without debate or division and
bv a unanimous vote.
31 A Kit IE D.
Iii Astoria. Macrh 1st, ISfii, bv Rev. ,!.
W. McCormac, Miss Maria Ivarfcte to
Desirable Property for Sale.
Two lot, each tsxico. in adaik's
Astoria, opposite the EaRle Caunerv.
Tor terms, etc., apply to this office.
Is now prepared to
Furnish First Class Rooms,
NEW FURNITURE THROUGHOUT.
WITH OR WITHOUT BOARD.
Over iJeek & Son's Grocery Store,
Corner of Olncy and SquemcHjua St., np Stairs.
M anfl Mine Saloon.
Ladies' Hair Dresser and 'Wig Maker
All kinds of
HAIR WORK MADE TO ORDER
Ladles Hair cutting and Shampooing a
specialty. All work done In the most artis
tic manner and in the latest style.
Ti. DuPAItK, Prop.
Tarker House, Main St., Astoria, Or
Three Rooms to Rent
TN Dl'II.DINO OVER TRAEIS STORE.
JL Good for ofllces or dwelling: purposes.
Apply to C. S. GUNDEKSON.
Notice of Dissolution.
mil E PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE EX
JL lstiug between the uuderslcned. under
the film uaino or Wheeler & KIpp is this
day dissolved ly mutual consent
iu A. Wheeler will pay all Hahllitir s or the
firm and is alone authorized to collect Hie
Mlltiete: R F PRAEL;
BUY YOUR TICKETS
via the popular
The laige. v.rll nnnolntrd and coinmodl-
otwMe.tiners of this line ar running DI-
Now York and Scandinavia
Without callinc at any intermediate iort.
consequently wo Transfer of Patnenuer or
isaygauf. -o extra expenses, captains.
Surgeons, Ofllcers, Stewards and rieu are
all Scandinavians. Passengers llagjjaire
cheekeiLto destination a safcguaid adopt
ed hv no other steamship line. Drafts and
Money uraers on ucnmarK, hweuen ana
Norway Issued at lowest rates. For further
' BOZORTH & JOHNS,
Best Quality: Lowest Prices.
The Astorian .lob Office.
Receipt Rooks, Rill Heads, Poster. Cards,
Tags, Legal Blanks. Circular?. Note
and Letter Heads, Etc.
Neat, Qnick and Cheap, at
The Astorian Job Office,
HATS ! !
ft I ui s
M. D. Kant liis Just received a largp invoice
of the best and
LATEST STILES !
Men's, Youth's and Hoy's hats in all the new
and leading spring shapes and colors, and
In order to meet the requirement of the
tlms ha? made the following reductiens:
H'flRs ' M It3 s ! 3
S5.00 Hats reduced to. - $4.00
4 50 " "1 - 3.50
4.00 ; " - 3.00
3.50 " ' - 2.75
3.00 - 2.50
2.50 ' " - 1.75
1.50 :- - - 1.00
A'.m. a line avuirluienl f CAPS at sieatlv
M. D. KANT,
Merchant Tailor amKlotliier.
Oregon Improvement Co.
MRedictioiiiti Price of Coal.
On ami after Decetuher M until further
notice the price at the bunkers will he as
Clean Domestic pertcn.-JJiOlhs $7.03
Average St earn c.0d
Screenings " " " ... i.oo
On hand a constant Mipplv. at niAiket
rates, of first-class
E.A. NO YES. Agent.
VI11 be allowed
On Time Deposits.
Drafts on all the Leading Cities.
Wm. T. Coleman &Co.
. S. F.MIOKK.
Manager R.mklng Dopartynt.
BUILDERS AHD CARPENTERS
HEATS It IAL.
SASH, DOORS AND MOULDING.
First-Class Work at Priors to Stilt
PLANS AND ESTIMATES 1-TRXISHED.
C. H. Bain & Cos
steam Planing mj ami sadt Factory.
JJoal Oulltlliig n Specially.
Tltc Beautiful and Favorably Located
BAY VIEW RESTAURANT
Isforsalcata bargain, ou account of the
proprietor's desire to go east to see her par
ents Inqulie at the restaurant or at this
AI.ADY DECLININfi HOrSKKEI'.PIN'li
oilers her Furniture at pritalr sale.
Inquire at Hit? o.tlce.
Notice of Application.
NOT ICE IS HF.RK1SY CI YEN THAT THE
uudTugned intends to appl to the
common council of the citv of AMona al its
neU regular meeting, for'a licence to sell
than one quart, lor a enod oi one
year, in the building situaled on Cuncoml
street at its intersection ullh the t'nion
town ioadva'.in the city of Astoria a laid
out aud refolded hv.Iohn McClure.
A-storia. Match s. I6S3.
TO CANNERY-MEN AND OTHERS.
Wing Sang & Co.
The undersigned are prepared to tumish
For putting up Salmon, either by the day,
mouth, or case : also, c in furnish Chinese
tioods of all descriptions.
You can depend upon this num.
Agent at Astoria.
He n-rers to WASHINGTON PK'fi CO..
.1. W. C.EARHAP.T.
ITS!! Carpets! Barpetsi Cirp8ts.ow
Wo be lo rail the attention of the public lo our latent iuiportatinti. direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of the largest invoice of CAlll'ETij fi-r offered
for sale in this city, comprism; all grade-., lYom the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In trie Newest Tints and Shades,
To the lowest priced article in this Hue W an- determined iii-dUHe ot our stock of
Carpets within the next four weeks, and to thut en offer special inducement", precluding
the possibility of Keittz Undersold by tny i.l'on.- Vots pati'nr.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show yon the vciy REST OOOD3 at BOTTOM F1CI RES .n l spall l-e pleased
to receive a call for Inspection whether ou purchase or not.
ym? sarw wi
Carpels, Hailing, Pictures, Mirrors,
PTCTintE PRANKS MOrLDIXHS. ETC., WYC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
Astoria KruxrrruK co.,
(,r. i'henaniiis ami llaniiltou SS. U. l)t- i:riM)X. Manas;er.
Fixtures for Sale
Acller's Crystal Palace !
I'osilhf-ly l-vvrj- artii-li In llml .i-l t !j!ii!!irc!) v.iitll.l
Store for EeiiH
CIGAES AND TOBACCOS,
riaylug C;xrds. Cutlery, Stationery. Etc A
flue mock of Meichauin and Brier Pipe.
Aniher Oood.t Etc.
Twodoonof cor. Watci and Vst-rth .Sh
fllHE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OP THE
X GarabahU Packing Co.. lcy an assess
ment of c30 per share upon the capital Stock,
payable In ninety ()) days from date.
Astoria. Feb. n. 1355.
Now San Francisco House.
Wing Sang & Go,5
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
Tht tlne-.t quality of Silk Goods. rrj
nods,Cluna are. chinr?? Novelties. Ricr,
Opium. Nut ml. Tea, Preserved (linger.
Sandal wood Od. Tooth Pouder. BlRiik
Poo!;, Brushes, Brooms. Nuts. PepjMrmint.
Headache Cure. Etc , Eic. A lairo SiocL
At Ter) Loir Pr !.
SITOL'E U asentfor Chinese ComiiiU
sion Meichauts and will take all ordere and
promptly till them.
All kind-? of ribor furnished : reliable
Caunerv ITauds furuLshed jlece work or
hythedav. Satisfaction roiuKed-ln every
THE HENLEY CLUS SKATE
Niekle lllatel. Spring Steel Bottom and
The IIENl.EV CHALLENGE SICATE.
Wooden Bottom and Leather Straps.
The best and only i)ractically sclent itic
skates. Elegant in llnNh. Will tuni a three
foot circle atul all the wheels rest square
on the lloor. Wheels with babbit metal
bos.es. The leading .skates in all the prin
cipal Rinks, nieyclcs and Tricycles.
OSBORN & ALEXANDER.
Mechanics' Tools. Hardware and Maclilnerv.
C2S Market St., opp. Palace hotel.
Send for free catalogue and price list
SUNNY AND CONVENIENT. IX WM.
Apply to SAMUEL ELMO RE,
Store for Bent
Fixtures for Sale
M. E. KIPP,
j PLUMBER AND GAS FIHER.
Water Pipes n Specialty.
; A Full Stock of Materia! on Hand.
Personal attention 'glVft. all oiders. and
Sltop and oiMoe ou Cas street, one door
above Frank rsbre' Restaurant, Astoria,
no seaside Bakerv
Delivered in any Part ot the City.
Hems-Made Caudy Made Daily:
The Trade Supplied:
Fihe Paatry :
A first L'las. Fil.ibhsluiient Puces t
oiilf the :tiii.
F. B. ELBERSON, Prop r.
Notice of Reduction.
1 ill llt.W sell
Choice Cooking' Extracts.
At the following Rediiced Prices:
SI IS cent?
Tlieu extracts are put up with ijreat care,
and guaranteed t-fjual to anv in the market.
If not as repiesciited please return anl
get yotir inititv lefunded.
To Cannerymen ana) Fishermen.
WE TAKE PLEASCRE IN ANNOUNC
ing to the trade that we have secured
the ei-Uvs of Mi:. A. M. .IOI1NSON, SO
l'ng and favombly known in the SAIL
MAKINC trade iii Astoita. Hereafter Mr.
loliiHou will have sole Mipervisiun or our
Sail Lolt ami will give his personal attend
ance n the manufacture of Boat SaiLs Torthe
Columbia Jliver trade.
W. C. NOON & CO..
C r. P. and Front Sis. Portland, Or.
ROOMS AND. HALL TO LET.
Pythian Land and Building Ass'cn.
LAROE. FINE BOOMS WITH "WATER
and gas oi suit or single, iu Pvthian
Also Pythian Hall, the finest and best
lighted hall In the city ; suitable for Lodges,
Sociables. Patties or lectures. Terms mod
Family Groceries, Provisions
and Freshest Vegetables
Xow Down Prices ! !
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets.
Opposite.Custom House Square.
Hay, Oats, ani Straw, Hie.. fficVCeoiGiit, Sand and Plaster
Wood OeliicretLto Order. iirilb. Toanjln nJ Kvpr?ivBuiIni..
iS&smmi ' V I'liARA' PARKER
TER :ip;d t i tu Captain, or to
THE NEW MODEL
A rtllilj STOCK
John A Montgomery,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A iet end Atwrtuitriit of
Magee Stoves and Kuugps
the ilet In the marScet.
Plumbing Kondt of all kinds on hand, .lob
work done In a workmanlike manner
plumbing; gas fitting, and cannery work
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
I'hennmuK Street. Xext to V Ij. Parker's Store.
W. OT.SKN. .T. (U'STAKSOX. A.JOHNSON.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE Ss BEDDING
t'omer Main and Squemoqna Wtreets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AHD TRIHMHCtJ; WALL PAPER, ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QJTALITY WILL ATFOBD.
AIX KIXDS OF FTRKITURE KEFAIUFI AI TABIOSH3.
Change of Agency.
We have sppolnte.t
MR. O. P. MORTON
Our H.-llin; and Pollevtlng Agent at A-.toua.
All thos- wishing to purchase 41 iiist-4-las
HElTrxn MACHIXE, or to make pay
ments due us will please call on Mr. Morton.
HeaiLiuarlfisM K. S.AVOR.SI.EYS al-s-roain.
The Singer Mfg Co.,
i2 Morrison Street. P01 Hand. Or.
Gamahan & Co.
I. W. OAvSE,
IMI'OKTKiCK AND AYHOI.IcSAI.K AND
ItKl'AIL 1KALKI! IU
'"orner CtK'iianiui and Cios strt-els.
ASTC151IA - - "'" - OREGON
$67,000,000" Capital I
Liverpool and London and Globe.
Worth British and Mercantile
Of I-omlon and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital or S67,000 OOO.
'"''" m "3 aBaBeaflBBMi
t ForTOWINO, FREfOH V orCHAK-
11. B. fAKHKU.
RANOE CAN BE HAD IN AH
TORIA ON'I.V OF
E. H. BAWBS,
CALL AND- EXAMINE IT. "
WILL BE PLEASED.
K. It. HAWKS Is also agent fir ttu
I Biict patent Cooling SEEon
. V A if il At hai ltrctolo ca dtmaa
Furnace "Work. Steam Fit
tings, etc., a specialty
ALWAYS ON HAND.
1AI k STOKES.
Jii3t Fln'whed In Rear of Store.
Hardware aiii SU
VAK DUSEN & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wronglit Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Paints anrt Oils, Groceries, etc,