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About The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 8, 1885)
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TUESDAY DECEMBER 8. 1885
After showing the outrageous ap
portionment of the legislative dis
tricts of Oregon, The Astobian
Does this look to you just, or reason
able, or fair? Is any farther argument
needed to show the absurdity of the
existing system of mis representa
tion? Exactly! but will The Astobian
advocate a just reasonable, sensible
system of representation? Not this
year in all probability. How long
would are-apportionment of Oregon
bo "just, reasonable, or fair?"
Suppose for the sake of argument
it was just and fair, in two elections
it would not be and would eventually
attain the monstrous wrong of the
Would The Astobian advocate a
system of representation based on the
people and not on- 4,slavepen" dis
tricts? Would it advocate "minor
ity" or "proportional" representation,
whereby Baker, Coos and Multnomah
or any other county could have as
many members in the legislature as
their votes stood in proportion to the
whole vote of the state?
Would The Astobian advocate the
election'of members of each body of
the legislature at large, each list of
candidates, of any party, being enti
tled to one member for each part of
the whole vote it received, equal to
such whole vote divided by the num
ber of members to be elected?
The present system of. electing rep
resentatives to the Uregon legisla
ture, is all The Astobian states, and
the only way to make the legislature
a true representative body, is to
adopt proportional representation.
From reading- the above it is
not just clear to our mind whether
the Vidette is desirous of making
a point against The AsTOitrAN, or
is disposed to view the matter in
the same light. Probably the lat
ter of these motives would be the
more charitable to ascribe to our
astute contemporary. Reference
to the constitution of the-state and
the provisions therein regarding
legislative apportionment will an
swer the first two questions and
the accompanying proposition.
The third question we answer in
the affirmative. The fourth ques
tion is unintelligible to any one
except the propounded The
question will be answered if put
in such shape as will allow our
limited comprehension to grasp it.
The same remark applies to the
In general Tiik Astobian be
lieves that exact interpretation
of existing statutes would re
move the present injustice, and
that the fault is due more to polit
ical cowardice and the inertia of
mossbackism than to any defect in
statutory enactment. But it does
not believe that it is necessary to
go outside the constitution to find
a remedy for the existing evil of
The following is from an article
by Rev. Lyman Abbott, D. D., en
titled "Danger Ahead," in the
November number of the Century,
upon the social and labor questien:
"All that we can learn from Alex
ander III., Bismarck, and the two
Napoleons is, how not to do it. Not
by making America less demo
cratic, but by making it more so,
are we to perpetuato the republic."
"Politically America is u democ
racy; industrially America is un
aristocracy." "At the ballot-box
the laborer is a king; in the factory
he is a servant, sjine i:u & slave.
Men who make governors, legisla
tors, judges, president-,, are not
allowed to determine how many
hours in the day they will work,
and are able to determine what
wages they shall receive only by
organizing in an unarmed militia
to preserve that right. The com
munity at the same time puts the
ballot into their hand and a man
acle upon it. We must either
take the ballot out or the manacle
It is continually said, "It's
born in the boy, and must come
out." Character is not born in any
body. Forces are. Mould and
fashion these forces in one way
and they become beneficent.
Mould them another way and
they become maleficent. It is
with children as with clay, dif
ferent qualities are all capable of
being moulded. A poorer kind,
with care in shaping and burning,
will make beautiful bricks of great
use; an excellent kind, carelessly
moulded and poorly baked, will
make worthless material, only fit
to be thrown away. - It all depends
upon the treatment tho clay re
ceives whether it becomes of any
use in the work of the world.
Yesterday there was no life be
tween Cleveland and an interreg
num. Now there are two, Sher
man and Carlisle.
Rosecraxs has written a book
entitled "The mistakes of Grant "
This is one of the mistakes of
The president's message will be
read in congress to-day.
The Democratic mass meeting held at
the court house on Saturday last for the
purpose of nominating candidates for
city offices for the ensuing term, should,
and ought by every fair minded citizen
ana legal voter be repudiated on the
ground of the glaring and flagrant bull-
dosing propensities practiced at the bal
loting lor their respective nominees. The
balloting for street superintendent was
one of the most glaring impositions ever
palmed off on any intelligent communi
ty. The most obtuse observer could not
fail to detect that the whole proceeding
was a preconcerted cut and dried piece
of business, and stuffing the ballot box
was the order of the day.
The meeting being largely represented
by repeaters, sailors, sailor-runners and
the offscourings of swilltown who were
evidently hired for the express purpose
of assisting to demoralize the legitimate
process; and they admirably succeeded in
converting the balloting for the respec
tive nominees into a grand carnival and
enjoyed the joke hugely. In tho confu
sion that prevailed motions before the
house were wholly ignored by the chpir
man of the meeting, which does not re
dound very creditably to his ability as a
presiding officer of a public meeting and
can only be charged to his lack of knowl
edge in parliamentary rules. From the
unfairness in the count of the ballots
cast there are ample and sufficient rea
sons to contest the nomination of street
superintendent. The motion of putting
in nomination Mr. Chas. Shively for au
ditor and clerk, made by Mr. Andrew
Schuring, a legal voter and taxpayer of
this city was wholly ignored by the pre
siding chairman; but stuffing the ballot
box was cheerfully granted and no at
tempt made to check the imposition. All
fair minded, honest citizens and legal
voters should constitute themselves into
a committee of one and exercise the ut
most circumspection on election day, to
guard against a repetition of what tran
spired at the Democratic convention at
the court house, the proceedings of which
in the main, we emphatically pronounce
as a magnificent fraud and also an im
position on the ballot box.
(Signed.) Independent Club.
THE EVENT OF THE SEASON!
TWO SIGHTS OICJLY.
Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 14, 15.
Engagement of the Old Time Favorites
JOSEPH R. GRISMER,
Supported by the powerful
Baldwiu Tkeater Company,
Of San Francisco,
When will be presenten on Monday Dec.
14th. the greatest of all melodramas
by Frank Ha-BVet. entitled
"THE WAGES OF SIN."
Tuesday Dec. 15th Mr.Grismer's dram
atization of Hugh Conway's world
renowned novel of startling
Both plays presented with special scen
ery and novel mechanical effects.
Prices as asaal, 50c, 75c. aaa 81.9.
Reserved seats at the usual place, the New
York Novelty Store, without extra charge.
sSPNote, Seeure your seats in advance
and avoid the rush at the door.
REGULA.lt MEETING OF THE BRITISH
Benevolent Association this (Tuesday)
evening at 7 :30.
(Late Cutter with M. D. Kant.) "
A Cood Fit Guaranteed.
Pants, from $8 up. Suits from $30 up.
Shop opposite C. H. Cooper's.
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Glass tnd Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wmet, Lfraanjafcaccf ,Cljaft
A FINE BUSINESS OFFICE. CENTRAL
ly located. Apply at this Office.
For Mayor C. W.FULTON
Councilman, 1st Ward...F. SHERMAN
Councilman, 2nd Ward
Chief of Polico W.J. BARRY
Police Judge R.V.MONTE1TH
Sunt of Streets.. ..W. P. McCROSKEY
City Treasurer.... CHAS. HEILBORN
City Attorney G. C. FULTON
City Surveyor C. B.MARTIN
CItv Assessor D. H. WELCH
Auditor and Clerk T. S. JEWETT
Harbor Master PHIL. JOHNSON
For Mayor J. C. TRULLINGEB
Councilman 1st Ward. . . .L. C. KINNEY
Coancilman 2nd Ward. .P.E.FEBOHEN
Chief of Police A. ST. TWOMBLY
Pol ioe Judge 0. H. STOCKTON
Treasurer J. Q. HUSTLER
City Attorney GEO. NOLAND
Auditor and Clerk WM.POHL
Harbor Master DENNIS CURR AN
Suptof Streets...' .THOS. LOGAN
For Mayor, J. 0. Trallinger
Councilman, 1st Ward... If. Sherman
Councilman, 2nd " ...John O'Brien
Chief of Poliec John Sogers
Police Judge John Hahn
Supt. of Streets, Jno. McCann
City Treasurer, J. Q. Hustler
City Attorney Geo. Noland
City Surveyor, N. D. Baymond
City Assessor, Wm. Poole
Auditor and Clerk 0. W. Shively
Harbor Master PhiL Johnson
MURRAY & CO.,
And Dealer In
Special Attention Given to Filling
A FULL LINE CARRIED
And Supples furnished at Satis
Purchases delivered in any part of the elty.
Office and Warehouse
In Hume's New Building on Water Street.
P. O. Box 153. Telephone No. 8T.
mHE REGULAKANNIJAL MEETING OF
A the stockholders of the Pytklan Land
and Building Association will he held on
Dec 3lst, at a P. SL In Pythian Hall fur tho
purpose of electing a baard of fire Directors
for the ensuing year and attending to such
other business as may legally come Defore it.
Finest Selection of
Jewelry in Solid Gold asfl Silver.
Most Suitable Holiday Presents!
Offered at Very Low Figures.
Tke Oialltr f Krrr Article Gurted
Astoria and Seaside
ED. JACKSOJT, . FreyrUtar.
The best Bread, Cake and Pastry In the City
tee Creams end Ornamental Work
Manufacturer ef Fin Candle.
2TCAK VAX BUBEX'A STORX,
All kinds of new Guns saade to order,
jorcoii-iuaaing uans ra&ae xrom jtuzie
io&ders. All repairs dome prompt and cheap.
First class work guaraateed. Address letters
Care of John Kopp. Astoria. Or.
CJTOnTvTTnT.TmS nv rmr vtqttdo
O v w-- -w 1Wy 'V. Hft Jk AUAAUlV"
men's Pkg. Co, are hereby aotlfled that
office at Upper Astoria. Or., on Tuesday,
pec .29,1583, at 9 A. M. for tie rmtJSErU
electing a board t directors for the ensulne
that may come before the meettae.
By order of the President.
TS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 7HE ANNU
L al meeting of the stockholders of the
ScandlnavianPacklns Co. wM be held at
J5e,coPPaPy,s.omc8on Monday, Decittu.
1885, at 9 o'clock a k.. for the purpose of
electing a board of directors for tue ensulna
year, and the transaction of saca other bus
iness as may come 'before the raeetlne.
By order ot the president,
Astoria. Noy. 27th. 1885. 8cretIT.
wantCalckeoa. pecker C?m of all klal?
aad want thew fresfefifa foddcall oh c. f!
vegetables of all kinds constantly on baad.
I warrant evftrvthlnrBAirf .v. .. .
O. J9 xuzm-D.
rrorleter. Vale Market.
IN NEW QUARTERS!
Having Consolidated My Business with the
Astoria Furniture Co.,
I now offer the Largest and Most Complete Assortment of
Fine tnd Plain Furniture, Bedding, Carpets, Oil Cloth,
. Window Shades, Pictures, Moulding, etc.,
At Portland Prloes. and Invite a CaU o t Everybody in "Want of Goods in My
Line, Guaranteeing Satisfaction in Every Respect.
After Three Weeks of Hard Labor!
Has Got the
US! ..'. HA lliVldU
TO CALL THIS WEEK
Grand Exhibition Every Evening.
Carl Adler's Crystal Palace
IMMENSE SALES AT THE
CLOSING OUT OUR
Entire Stock of Dry aii Fancy Ms,
LADIES9 AND CHILDREN'S SHOES,
AND IN FACT EVERYTHING APPERTAINING IN THE
LADIES' LINE AT COST!
And Less than Cost. On Account of Discontinuing the
Above Lines I Shall also offer the
All Purchases $5.00kand Upwards, 5 per cent off.
All Purchases $20.00 and Upwards, 10 per cent off.
Ladies Gall Early!
And Seeure Such Bargains as Never Offered in Astoria Before.
This is a Bonafide Sale and No Sham, as wo need our Space for other
Purposes and the Stock Must
Next to Bank of Wm. T. Coleman,
BOOTS and SHOES,
W. T. PARKER
Most of His
in Dry Goods
Be Closed Out before the 1st of
Groceries Cheap for Gash!
Tea, Tea, Tea.
F. L. P.
Hay, Oats, ant Straw, Lime, Bricl, Cement, Sand ani Plaster
Wood Delivered to Order. Drajlng, TearaJai? and Exprfw Bailnew,
F . .i ;. s'jt Captain, or to
Tin, Sheet Iron, and Copper Ware. A snenil assortment of Household Goods.
3IAGEE STOVES AIVD RAXftES, TIIK BEST IX THE MARKET .
Plumbing goods of all kinds on luni. Job woik dona In a workmanlike manner.
Plumbing, Gas Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly
On Reasonable Term.
Chennmns Street, Xext to C lu Parker'H Store. Aster la. Oregoa
The New York Novelty Store!
"We are now receiving one of
THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE STOCKS OF
HOLIDAY GOODS and NOVELTIES
Ever offered to the People of Astoria.
Gome One! Come All!
The Public are Cordially invited to Call and Examine our Carefully Selected
Stock, Comprising articles for Old and Younjj alike and within the reach of all.
Heretofore We have Always
Led in Making Prices for Our Competitors,
And now We Propose to
Leafl Mere Tliey Cannot Follow!!
As Anvthing and Everything will be offered at The lowest
Possible Urins Margin of Profit.
Look Out for Our Grand Opening Next Tuesday Evening!
SEW YORK NOVELTY STORE,
Opposite the Parker House. Main Street, Astoria, Oregon,
United States Restaurant
On Main street is now open, and
JLT OXTCS TAESS THE ZiSAS
In every particular
It Is the
Finest fitted up
Best in the city
JEFF IS A
He cannot be beat
on the coasr.
FATS GASH, THAT SETTLES IT!
E ben P. Parker.Maater.
For TOWING. FREIGHT orOIIAK
H. B. PAKH.KK.
On short notice
Buys by the
VI - - $y
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