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Mi:. Chaffee, a Colorado states
man of Republican affiliations, has
no patience with or respect for the
new fancied notions of the civil
service reformers, nor does he
seem disposed to expend his sym
pathies upon the officeholders of
his party who are being displaced
to make room for the hungry
Democrats. Tins sort of "rotation"
appears to Mr. Chaffee to be the
natural and proper result of a
change of parties in the adminis
tration of the government. "Let
Mr. Cleveland go ahead," says the
former Republican senator from
Colorado, "and turn out all the
Republican officeholders he can.
"We will turn the Democrats out
when we get in."
For half a century or there
abouts the Chaffee way has been
the accepted rule in the regula
tion of the civil service. That its
effects have not been entirely sat
isfactory is seen in the rapid de
velopment of opinions hostile to it
in the past dozen years. To this
class of public opinion, more than
to any other cause, the election of
Mr. Cleveland may be credited,
for there is not a shadow of doubt
that the votes that represented it
turned the scale in the deciding
state of New York. Another
proof of the growth of a popular
demand for the abandonment of
Mr. Chaffee's favored rule of ad
ministration, is the passage of the
reform bill by both houses of con
gress, in the face of the apparent
fact that the spirit and principle
of the bill were diametrically op
posed to the judgment, as exhibit
ed in the acts, of members of both
parties. The system substantially
condemned in that bill has cer
tainly liad a most demoralizing
effect upon the politics of the
country. It has turned elections
into mere contests for place, and
has disseminated an epidemic of
office-seeking among the people,
to the utter ruin of many and the
great injury to most of its victims.
It has given the holders of office a
sense of insecurity that must of
necessity impair their usefulness
and efficiency as public servants;
while the only argument of any
force in its favor is that a more
permanent tenure of office would
tend to create an "office-holding
class." The good people whose
fears have been excited by this
bugbear, forget that we have an
office-holding class in the military
and naval service, and that no evil
effects of its creation have yet
been discovered. That it would
be better for the general good to
have a class of civil service office
holders entirely safe from molesta
tion during good behavior, than to
expose the whole community to
the perils and evils of the office
seeking mania, is a proposition
that cannot be successfully dis
puted. But Mr. Chaffee and his friends
on the Republican side find ample
support for their view of the civil
service and the attempt to reform
it, among persons of the opposite
party faith. In Baltimore, the
other day, the Democratic state
convention formally announced
the conviction that the reform civil
service policy didn't suit them.
They insisted that "subordinate
positions shall not be " filled by
persons opposed to the appointing
power' l hat is, tiiey would "go
down among the tide-waiters," as
Daniel Webster once expressed it,
and remove from office every man
who differed from the administra
tion of the hour in his opinions of
party politics. Precisely this is
what Mr. Chaffee proposes. A
government clerk or office holder
may be honest, capable, efficient,
and every way irreproachable, but
if he is not of the party that has
elected the president, he must
make way for a man who is,
though that man will be certainly
inexperienced, for a time at least
inefficient, and possibly not honest
Now that a departure has been
taken toward a more rational and
better system of civil service than
that which grew up under the ap
plication of the Marcy maxim, "To
the victors belong the spoils," it is
to be hoped, and may be believed
with some confidence, that the
public will not consent to any step
backward, Mr. Chaffee and the
Maryland Democrats to the con
PROTECTING LABOR AND ITS
In 1860 there was reported to
be an annual poultry product of
$50,000,000; in 1880 it was $150,
000,000 ; in 1885 it is $175,000,000.
In this case the labor is not pro
tected. A hen, for example, in
her natural state, may come into
this country without opposition;
but if she is dressed or prepared
though even in that form undoubt
edly a "raw" material she must
pay duty. That is to say, dressed
or prepared hens are protected,
but suoh hens are not, properly
speaking, productive laborers; so
that it may be said that the labor
in the poultry industry is not pro
tected. Worse than this, the products
of this industry are also unpro
tected. A careful examination of
the last tariff act will show that
eggs are on the free list. This is
an outrageous swindle. On the
supposition all the poultry of the
country are engaged in the egg
producing business, the number
employed was in 1880 stated to be
nearly 3,000,000, and they pro
duced more than G,000,000 dozen
of eggs and all this without any
protection whatever. The value
of the product increased in twenty
3ears two hundred per cent with
out the stimulus of an artificial tar
iff; but as the home market is not
sufficiently supplied by the domes
tic poultry, and heavy importations
of eggs are made, the necessity of
protection must be too obvious to
Ex-Ministeu Lowell has been
looking public affairs squarely in
the face since his return from Eng
land, and says he sees clearly that
"our people are getting over the
bad habit of thinking that our in
stitutions will go of themselves."
"Which means that the best citizens
are reallv giving more attention to
political matters and govern
mental affairs. We hope that Mr.
Lowell is correct in his observa
tion, So near to the scenes of
action the people may not have
noticed this tendency, while Mr.
Lowell has long been so distant
ly located that he could discern
disinterestedly, and correctly esti
mate the motive and tendency of
public action and thought. If he
is not in error a bright day is dawn
ing for the people, and the sun of
the political boss is setting. When
the new day is full born to the
one, and the deep, dark night has
come to the other, there will open
up to this people an avenue of
political peace, an era of honesty,
competency in office, merit in the
seat of reward, economy in the
administration of public insitutions
and the attainment of the highest
good by the greatest number.
Tub commonwealth of Massa
chusetts now borrows money at 2
per cent. This because the state
always paid in gold when she
might lawfully have paid in a
depreciated currency. Character
is worth more than smartness is in
the long run.
The Waterbury, Conn., watch
factory makes about 300,000
watches in one year. Most of the
work which requires the finest
touch and the most delicate man
ipulation is done by women. Their
wages average about $1 50 a day.
' i - -
St Paul and Minneapolis, prac
tically one city, contain together
over 340,000 people, and are among
the most striking illustrations of
the phenomenal growtli of Amer
The anti-silver men have a good
deal to say about the accumula
tion of silver in the treasury vaults,
and very little to say about the
tons of gold in the same vaults.
A NICELY FURNISHED ROOM, IX
private family; convenient to business
part of tow n. Inquire at this office.
Furniture and Upholstering,
Mattresses Made and Repaired.
Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewed
Furniture Sold on Commission.
Suor. corner Main and Jefferson Streets.
YOU WANT !
And others who want to keep an exact copy
of correspondence, bills, etc., can ho
The Astorian Job Office.
WE l'KINT IX
Which vi ill give a clear and exact impression
in any ordinary copying press.
Bills of Lading.
Letter and Note Heads.
And all kinds of work that usually requires
copying, printed In AI stle
and at as
Low Rates as Orflinary fork.
jWCaII and sco samples of our work nLa&
THE ASTO'RIAN JOB OFFICE.
Carnahan & Go.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
KBTAIL DKALKHS IN
Corner Cuenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA .--- OREGON
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIYEN THAT
the partnership heretofore existing be
tween Herman ltieppc and L. U ramie nniler
inc iirra name oi iiteppe & urappe is mis uay
dlsolvedbr mutual consent, the business to
he hereafter conducted by Herman Rieppe,
to whom all bills duo are to be paid and Who
wm liquidate ail claims uue or me late tinu,
Astoria, Oregou, September 3rd. l&B.
mHE TAX LIST AND ASSESSMENT
- run oi scuoui uisinci rto. 1, Astoria,
ClatsoD county. Oreeon. Is now In niv hands
for collection, and will remain" with me for
sixty days from date, alter wuicn time said
taxes will be delinquent. Parties Interested
please tako notice.
J. G. HUSTLER,
Clerk DM. No. 1.
Astoria, August 13th, 1SS5.
MRS. E. C. HOLDEN HAS A FEW NICE
ly furnished rooms to rent at fire dol
lars per month and upward, and by the week
or night. Enquire corner Main and Jeffer
p- -i WILL
IpUPIEX Cut Faster
J.C.Trullinger Than any olh
I er axe made.
: woodmen tes-
k i riority. Itgors
i. ; Deep and Xerer
Sj jf A cent Astoria.
" i.. price, $1.60.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A
.stockholder's meeting of the White
Star Packing company wiilbc held at the
company 's ollice in upper Astoria on the 1st
Saturday In October, 1885, at o o'clock a. m.
of said day, for the purpose of transacting
such business as may legally come before
the meeting. By order.
OLUF W. PEDERSON.
A. T. BKAKKE. Secretary.
Astoria, Sept. 21st, 16S5.
Mrs. 2I. IVoodflcld,
Having received a Large Assortment of
FALL MILLINERY A.ND XOYELTIE.
Has Commenced Business
At Eaton & Carnahan's old htand, next to
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
will not be responsiblo for any debt
contracted by any person unless It be on my
MINNIE G. M. SPEXARTH.
Astoria, August Cth, 1SS5.
A GOOD DWELLING HOUSE AND LOT
for sale. Beautifully located. Apply
at Astorian ofice.
We Log to direct special attention to our LATEST. IM
PORTATIONS of NOVELTIES
Fine Dress Goods, Lawns,
Hoopskirts, Etc., Etc.
Which Ave are selling according to our motte:
"The Best Goods at the Lowest Possible Prices.
CH AS. HEILBORN,
Dealer at Wholesale and Retail in
Furniture; Bedding, Carpets, Matting,
Oil Clotli, Wall Paper,
Window Shades, Mouldings, Etc.
Astoria Furniture Co.,
Furniture, Bedding, Wail Paper, Mirrors,
Monlflini, Carpets, Hatting, Picture Frames, Window SMes, etc.
Cor. Clieiiamus and Hamilton Sts.
sole ACEriT, ROCKfSIFORD
Astoria, m., m mmmWm
Invites the public UUIUrV' 1 10111
to inspect hb new
3 1 n Tr t 4 A A f 1 C O
m...j. i "KnffineOon-
Itepresente.I. Railway lucn. ihcy
AT ADLER'S CRYSTAL PALACE.
THIS IS NO HUMBUG!
GOODS AT YOUR OWN FIGURES.
AT M. D. KANT'S.
Gents Furnishing Goods,
Are Now Being Sacrificed.
THE GOODS MUST BE SOLD.
Biggest Bargains Ever Seen in Astoria!
1 1 TO 500 MILES THE SHORTEST;
CHICAGO, BOSTON, NEW YORK.
Anil All Points East.
Rates S.0 In $10.2. the Cheapest to
Council Bluffs, Omaha, Kansas City,
AND OTIIE11 POINTS.
Pullman Palace and Eniitrrant Sleeping Cars hauled on Express
Trains Exclusively without Change.
If you are golnc cast w rite for Hates, Mars,
FREE OF CHAKGE.
EL A. NOTES.
General Agent, No. 1, Washington street, Portland, Oregon.
II. J)u JJUISSOX, Manager.
Short notice by a
First Cl:tt Work
r BEST. Sold
Neat ami Cheap
jewelors). with a
12 TO 48 HOURS THE QUICKEST.
Time Tables, Guides anil Full Information.
IV. Ii. GARRETSOK,
Asst. A gt., Astoria.
Groceries Cheap for Gash!
Tea, Tea, Tea
F. L. P.
EL B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, aiii Straw, Lime, Briek, Cement, Sai ant Plaster
Wood OelWered to Order. Drayinsj, Teaming and Express Business.
rEIC apply to the Captain, or to
THE NEW MODEL
A FUIiI. STOCK
0-OD3I3N" .A.. MOXTG-OMB
Tin. Sheet Iron, and Copper Ware. A general assortment of Household Good.
mAGEi: STOVES AND RANGES, THE BEST IN THE MARKET.
Plumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job York dona in a workmanlike manner.
Plumbing, Gas Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly
On Keasonable Terms..
ChcnamuH Street, Next to C lu ParkerTa Store. Astoria. Oree&a.
HOTELS AXD RESTAURANTS.
Will. ATXEA, Prop'r.
First Class in Every Respect.
Free Co a el to tlic Rouse.
Corner Third and K Street,
PORTLAND, - - - OREGON.
Our facilities are such that we defy
competition. This Is the largest
and most respectably kept
Hotel in the Northwest.
Board and Lodging $ 1 .00 per day
MKALS.73 cents. LODGING. 23 and 30 cents
Free Buss to and from the House.
E. LeuUton, (Late of Minnesota HouseJProp
O. CLATCK. AGENT.
C. VT. KXOWLKS.
u d. imovrx.
St. Charles Hotel,
BP.OWX&KNOWLES - - Proprietors
First Glass i- Every Hkspkct,
Good Retaurnnt Connected with tholfonse
Fire-proof Brick Bnildin?. ISO Rooms.
In the Center of the City.
Cor. Front and Morrison St?., Portland. Or
7I. Howard. St. Near Third. San
A first-class Lodging Hotel, containing ISO
rooms ; water and gas In each room ; no bet
ter beds in the world ; no guest allowed to
use the linen onco used by another; a large
reading rogm ; hot and cold water ; baths
free. Prlco of rooms Per night, COc and 73c ;
per week, from $2 upward. Open all night.
K. HUGHES, Proprietor. .
At Market street Ferry, take Omnibus line
of street cars to corner of Third and Howard.
B. B. Franklin,
NEXT TO THE ASTOBIAX BUTLDHfO.
,&A11 work done in a skillful manner on
short notice at reasonable rates.
Mertaxer aid Call
Eben P. Parher,Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT or(5UAK
11. It. PARKER.
RANGE CAN BE IIAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
E, B. HAWE9
IMI.l. ANV EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
fc. It. II AWES Is also agent fortha
Butt latent Cootim Stove
And. other flrst-claaa Stoves
Furnace Work. Steam Fit
tings, etc., a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas.
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wronght Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cnt Nails,
Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc.
SoM Bi Jiw elry,
Scarf Pis, Chains, latches,
Pianos and Organs of the Best
make at the to west Prices.
The finest stock of Jewelry la Astoria.
S3TA11 goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
THE TRADE SUPPLIED,
I,eae orders at
Astoria Bakery, Ed. Jackson, Prop.
TO PORTLAND AND RETURN
ON THE "TELEPHONE,"
This bolds good until September 30th, 1843
(Late Cutter with M. D. Kant.)
A Good Fit Guaranteed.
Shop opposite Bozorth St Johns.