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..OCTOBER 11. 1887
Ox the 8tli of next month the qual
fied electors oE this state will vote on
the adoption or rejection of three pro
posed amendments to the constitu
tion of Oregon. All three are on
questions of grave public policy. One
of them the prohibitory amendment
has been discussed. The Astobiax
has opposed the passage of that
amendment, and before election day
proposes to cite what it believes to be
additional argument against its adop
tion. There are two other proposed
amendments to be voted upon the
same day, neither of which has had
much publicity nor discussion. Here
is one propesition:
SALARIES OF JUDGES.
Be it resolved by the Seimte, the
House concurring :
That the following amendment to
the constitution of the state of Ore
gon bo and hereby is propesed:
That section 1 of article 13 of the
constitution of the state of Oregon be
and hereby is abrogated, and in lieu
thereof section 1 of article 13 of the
constitution of the state of Oregon
shall bo as follews:
Section 1. The governor, secretary
of. state, judges of the supreme court,
and all other state officers of this state
shall each receive an annual salary
of such sum as the legislative assem-
Wir olinll lmrpnffnr hv InW for each Of
said officers provide; -provided, that
when tne legislative assemuiy buuu
have by law fixed the salary of any
snnh nififw Riifih salary shall neither
bo increased nor diminished during
the term for which the incumbent oi
such office shall have been elected or
Adopted by the senate February 18,
On its face this proposed amend
ment deserves to be beaten. The
placing by the people in the hands of
the legislature the power to fix the
salaries of the state officers enumer
ated above would grant too much
power to that body; it would open
and pave the way for political jobs
and trades of all sorts; it loots like a
political trick, endorsed and advocat
ed byjprofessional politicians, and the
people will probably refuse to dele
gate such unwarranted and unheard
of power to their state legislature.
This amendment, if passed, will sim
ply authorize "deals" at every session
of the legislature, and as usual in
such cases "the longest pole would
knock the persimmons."
The Astorian believes that the
present salaries of our state officers
are too small; they are meager and
insufficient; if there were an amend
ment proposed to bo voted on fixing
some definite annual compensation
say $3,000 or $4,000 for the governor,
and a similar sum to the supreme
court judges, it would deserve en
dorsement and passage, but the
amendment in its present shape has a
bad smell; it looks suspicious, to say
the least, and the voters of Oregon
should, in our opinion, bury it out of
sight on the 8th of next month.
Here is another propesition:
TIHE OF ELECTION.
lie it enacted by the House, and
Senate concurring :
That the following amendment to
the constitution of the state of Ore
gon be and hereby is propesed:
That section 14 of article 2 of the
constitution of tne state of Oregon
shall be as follows;
Section 14. General election shall
be held on the Tuesday next after the
first Monday in November biennially.
Passed the house November 19,
There appears some reason for favor
ble argument regarding this amend
ment All the other states have
changed their summer and fall elec
tions to November and we would sim
ply be in fashion by falling into line.
The election in June looks slightly
premature. Here wo elected Binger
Hermann to congress so long ago that
seven out of ten have almost forgotten
it, and the seat to which he was
elected away back in June, 188G, will
not be filled by him till next December.
"When Oregon was 2,000 miles from
anywhere, such things might obtain,
but in these days of rapid transit, of
telegraphs and interstate inter-linking,
it looks somewhat behind the
times to go on with our June elections
as in days of old. In Clatsop county
a November election would tend to
give a fairer expression of permanent
public opinion than in June, when
our population is augmented to a
transient degree that makes special
effort an apparent factor in the aug
mentation of majorities. Our county
vote might not be so large in Novem
ber, but it would manifestly be a
clearer index of popular judgment
The arguments for the defeat of this
last proposed amendment are no less
cogent If our election is changed to
November we will elect all our county
officers half the time in the heat and
pressure of a presidential contest
Personal fitness will not be so care
fully studied as at present The head
of the ticket in presidential years will
be the test, and the independent voter
will not give the time or consideration
to his vote that it is just to suppose
he gives when the distraction of a
presidential election and its accom
panying noise is dinning in his ears.
Our state elections are very important;
it is of prime importance to Clatsop
county, to the state, to public policy,
to our interests that we get clean men
for judges, able men for the legisla
ture, honest men in county offices.
"We have done pretty well in that re
gardbetter, perhaps, than it these
questions, so important to us, were
lost and swallowed up in the great na
tional contest for party supremacy,
and if the question, who shall repre
sent us at Salem ? were set aside by
the question, who will be for the next
four yeare in the "White House ? the
result might not bewholly satisfactory
in a local point of view.
The Astoriak is in doubt as to the
third amendment, and commends to
its readers a careful consideration of
the merits and demerits of the propo
sition. Like the other two, it is a
proposition that demands thought and
elicits argument Nothing is settled
till it is settled right: nothing is polit
ically right that is morally wrong,
and any proposition to alter or change
the organic law of the commonwealth
requires full discussion as to the effect
intended and its actual, practical results.
The River and Harbor Rill.
Washington, Oct. 12. At the last
session of congress a number of bills,
that had received favorable action of
the two houses, were laid before
the president on tho last day, and
some of those failed to receive his
approval, mainly because there was
not sufficient time to givo them prop
er examination prior to dissolution of
congress. Chief among these was
the river and harbor appropriation
bill. The friends of that measure
were very much disappointed on this
refusal of the president to sign the
bill, and after adjournment, mado
vigorous efforts to convince him that
a measure passed on the last day of
tho session could be legally signed by
the president within ten days allowed
by tho constitution for his" examina
tion River and harbor men were
persistent in their importunities and
arguments, but the president refused
to adopt their views. It is reported
that this question will bo presented
to the supremo court for adjudica
tion, and that the court will be nrged
to advance the case so that an early
decision will bo made.
You are feeling depressed, your ap-
Eetite is poor you are uolheied with
earache, you are fidgetty, nervous,
and generally out of sorts, and want to
brace up. Brace up, but not with stim
ulants, spring medicines, or bitters,
which have for their basis verv cheap,
bad whiskej, and which stimulate jou
for an hour, and then leave you in
worse condition than bcfort What
you want is an alteratirc that will puri
fy your blood, start healthy action of
Liver and Kidneys, restore your vitali
ty, and give renewed health and
strength. Such a medicine you will
find in Electric Bitters, and onl v 50 cents
a bottle at W. E. Dement & Co.'s Drug
Meals Cooked to Ortler.
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
Ten cents for a cup of F.ibre's nice
For the best photographs ami tintypes
go to Crow's Gallerj-.
Instructions given in all the latest
styles of artistic embroidery and art
needle work. Also French indelible
stamping done to order.
Mrs, J. Siiohnlank,
Chenamus street, opposite Liberty
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Telephone I.o-lKing House.
Best Beds in town. Rooms per night
50 and 2o cts., per week S1.50. Now and
clean. Private entrance.
Tho finest and nicest steak to be had
in town at Fabre's.
A Sunny Room
With the comforts of a home, library,
etc. Apply at Ilolden House.
All the patent medicines advertised
iu this paper, together with the choicest
perfumery, and toilet articles, etc can
be bought at tho lowest prices, at, I. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
mHE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WEST
jl uoast rK'g co. wm uc Held in tnelr of
fice. In Astoria, on the 24th ilay of October.
18S7, to elect directors for the ensuing year,
and for the transaction of such other busi
ness as may come before the meeting. '
By order of the President.
S. E. MORTON,
It. E. G. ZEAGLER IS WANTED AT
Mrs. Clara elmau s, Astoria. Oregon.
ABOVE IHtOWXSPORT. LAST WEEK,
about M fathoms forty-mohh net : no
marks. Owner will apply to
MISS M. L. RICHARDSON
Has engaged the services of Mrs. A. John
son, a competent and Fashionable Dress
maker lust arrived from the East, and is de
sirous of having the Ladies of Astoria who
wish well-made Dresses to call, see fittings
and samples and decide for themselves.
Cass Street, three doors south of Astori
Reopening of the Roller Skat
Will begin next Saturday Evening, Oct Sth,
and continue every Tuesday, Thursda and
Saturday ewning, and Saturday afternoon.
Evenings, from 7 v. 31. to 10 1 m.
Afternoon " .... 1 v. 31. to 4 r. m.
At Ross' Opera Houso.
Tills is the seventh season Ross Bros, have
managed Boiler Skating In Astoria,
Admission, Gents c
Admission. Ladies . Free
Skates.. . 2Sc
G. W. & A. E. BOSS, Propr's and Mg'rs.
Carnahan & Co.
T. "W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALERS IN
Comer Chenamus andlCass streets.
fANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN
lTJL building boats on the Columbia rlvei
and hundreds of fine boats of my build
make my guarantee! for good work. Head
quarters at the old Astoria Iron Works
building. Will build boats at any no nt on
the Columbia river where my services may
ON ACCOUNT OF THE BAD CONDI
tion e: the .streets in the Second Ward,
below Washington street, the sum of $. will
be naid during the day, and 10 during the
night for the service of any team for hauling
the engines of the department to and from
any alarm of fire from that portion of the
citv. II. S. WORSLEY.
Chief Engineer, A. F. 0.
LOEB & CO.
fines, Lipors M Cigars.
A I.arj;e Stock of
FIRST CLASS GOODS.
Supplied at Lowest Market Kates.
All orders filled promptly mid Accurately.
Agents tor First Clas. torein and Domestic
Main street Oiqwsiie IV.rker House,
ASTORIA, .... OREGON.
J. S. D. GRAY
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
GROCERIES FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT
General Storage and Wharfage on reaon
able terms. Foot of Rent on .street, Astoria,
To The Ladies.
Goto Mrs. Gates' Art Rooms, next door to
Mrs. Malcom's, for all the
Lato Novelties in Embroideries
Lessons Given and Work Made to Order,
Hair Chains and Jewelry, and I-adies'
Hair Dressing and general hair work done
Also, for sap?, the largest 1 Stamping out
fit on the Coast.
CAPITAL STOCK - - $500,000
T. E. Reach
R. P. Earhart..
......... Vice President
...Sec'y and Manager
J. Lowenberg J. K. Gill, II. L Pittock,
F. Iv. Arnold, F.M.Warren. .1. McCrackcn,
T. E. Beach, D.D.Oliphant, T. Eggeit
No. 33 Washington street, Portland, Or.
H. L. BOYLE, Agent. Astoria, Oregon.
Onice at I. X. L. Packing Co,
J. 0. CLINTON
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Candies. Smokers' Articles, Etc.
New Goods Received Daily.
Opposite City Book Store.
Groceries I Provisions
Foard & Stokes
Their largely Increasing trade enables
them to self at the very lowest margin
or profit while giving you goods
that are of first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
The Highest Prico Paid for Junk.
NOTICE TO HOODLUMS : THE UNDER
stgned having been annoyed bv some
person or persons who have queer ideas as
to the rights of property and also seem to
understand how to go through mv house
when my door is locked and the key In my
pocket, proposes to call to his assistance his
old musket which lie proposes to leave on
guard when he is gone. I will not load very
heavy but will put 111 sufficient to make sore
legs if any one fools with It.
Jewell, Oiegon. Oct.. 3rd, 1S87.
milK DELINQUENT CITY TAX ROLL
JL of the city of Astoria for the current
year Is now in my hands for collection
Parties Interested will take notice and save
costs . A. M. T WOMBLY,
Chief or Police and cx
Ofllclo Tax Collector.
Astoria, October llth, 18S7.
WHOLESALE AND KETAIL DEALEIHN
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed,
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and ITegetables.
Received fresh every Steamer.
Hooka by all the Standard Authors nt remarkably low figures.
t5T"CalI and get prices.
THE BEST IN
The Winchester Repeating Shot Cun, S25.00!
A Fine Side Snap Marline -Made l wist,
TiKils, $17.o0. Sportinc ooc!h. Ammunition and the famous Swedish Kszor
Consisting of 2 CAIt LOADS of fine Artistic and Plain
Furniture, Carpets, Oi! Cloth, Madras-Silk
LACE AND PORTIERE CURTAINS,
Dado Shades, &c,
These goods were purchased direct
before the recent advance in freight, the
Call and See Us,
The New Model Range
CAN HE HAD IN ASTORIA, ONLY OF
E. R. HAWES,
Agent. Call and Examine It ; You Will be
Buck Patent Cooking Stove,
AND OTHER FIRST CLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work, Steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand
if M novelty
Headquarters for School Uooks. A Complete
Line or the
Official Text Books.
Prices Guaranteed Satisfactory.
The Ncv York Novelty Store.
BOOTS AND SHOES!
Of Best Quality, and at
SIGH OF THEJOLDEH SHOE.
Van Onsen & Co.
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine.
Cotton Sail Twine.
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Agricultural Implements, Scirlne
Machines, Paints, Oils,
A! I FN
bt 19 fcj B, BSa
Double-barrel Shot Gun, Pox Shells and
from Eastern Manufacturers and shipped
benefits thereof we propose to share with
Pleased. E. It. Hawes Is also Agent for the
Look Here Boys.
It jou want a neat fitting Suit of Clothes,
J, DE3. ROSS,
Having just received a complete assort
Foreign and Domestic Suitings.
Something Entirely New.
I am prepared to make up Sult3 cheaper
than the cheapest.
(iivemca call and he convinced that I
mean what I say.
J. E ROSS,
Comer Squemoqua and Hamilton streets,
east of C. II. Cooper's.
I-Collego of liberal arts. II College of
medicine. Dr. E. 1. 1'raser. dean. Ill
College of law, Judge Wm. Ramsey, dean.
IV Woman's college. Mrs. C. C.IIawlcy,
dean. V Conservatory of music. Z, M.
rarvin, director. VI University academy.
VII Art department, Miss Mario Craig.
360 Students. 400 Graduates.
Day board for youne men $1,60 per week.
Ladies board in "Woman's collego hall,
S2.G0 with unfurnished room. First term be-
uuis Depiemocr a. catalogues and liuorma
tlon .sent free. Address
THOS. VAX SCOY, President, Salem, Or.
agnus C. Crosby
HAOTABE, WS, STEEL.
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
Tin. and Oopper.
so New Stock,
And Solid Satisfaction Are Guaranteed
IF YOU TRADE AT
8 IE 5s
Suitings and Trimming Velvets. A Fine Line of In
fants' Dresses, Cloaks and Worsted Shirts, Ladies'
Calico Wrappers, Cotton. Wool and Muslin Underwear.
-A. OOMPTi 'fS'l?3ES STOOK
Of Quills and Blankets, Gents' Clothing, Fiirni.shinjj Goods, Boots, Shoes, Trunks
and Valises at the Lowest Cash Prici s nt tiie Empire Store.
W. T. PARKER.
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, anft Straw, Lime, Brick, Cement, Sana and Plaster
Wood Delirered to Order. Draj In?, Teaming and Express Business.
TEit apply to the Captain, or to
Frank L. Parker.
AT LOWEST PRICES IN ANY- PART OF THE CITY.
Fruits and Vegetables
Iu Season. Everj-thinj? Warranted as Represented. Corner Chenamuaand
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FRANK DEKUM .rresl dent
"W. H. SMITH. ..Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD Secretary
No. ICO Second St, Portland, Or.
I. W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or.
Depsitea in Orepn, $300,000
Royal, Norwich-Union and Lancashire Com
blnation Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
Gennania of New York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assnranco Corporation,
MARINE .INSURANCE COTERED BY OUR
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Representing the Largest and Most Relia
ble Fire Insurance Companies.
All Business promptlyand accurately tran
acted. Flavels Wharf . - Astoria Oregon.
Liverpool & London & Globe. North British
and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh.
Hartford of. Connecticut, Commercial of
California Agricultural, of Watertown, New
York, London & Lancashire of Liverpool,
Eng.. Fire Insurance Companies, Represe'nt-
in a capuai oi sut,oou,uw.
II. TAX IHJSEJtf. Agent.
The Farmers' Company,
Of Salem, Oregon.
THE LEADING COMPANY OF TIIE
Private Dwellings and Farm Property a
J. W. CONN, Agent. Astoria.
Furniture and Upholstering,
Mattresses Made and Repaired,
Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewed
Furniture Sold on Commission.
Snop, corner Main and Jefferson rcers
Latest Styles : : Lowest Prices
DRESSMAKING IS ALT, ITS BRANCHES.
MRS. W. J. BARRY,
(Eaton &Carnahan's Former Establishment)
And Examine Goods. A Perfect System of
Eben P. Parker.Master.
For T" WING, FUEIQUr orOliAK
11. U. I'AKKKU.
S A! PMI
HOLT & CO. Proprietors.
Scroll and Turned Balustrades,
Boat Material, etc.
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to Style,;Quall
ty and Prices.
Mill and OfHce :or. Polk nnd Concomly
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
Astoria Iron Works.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or,
Machinists ani Boiler Makers.
Land and Marine Engines
Stdamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
J. 6. IIUSTI.E1I, .
I. W. CASK, .,
JOHN FOX.... ,
GUSTAY HAXSEX; Prop'r.
A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Goods Bought at This Establishment
Watch and Clock Bepalriiig
Corner Cass and Squemoqua Streets.
Diamonfls s Jewelry
City Livery Stable. ,
SHERMAN & WARD, Proprietors.
Comfortable Carriages and Buggies
By the day or hour at very reasonable rates.
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Everything new and first class. Our ami
is to please our patrons.
staoie ana omco two aoors west oi iuk
Is on deck and prepared to build boats
that he will guarantee as to work and dur
ablll ty. Refers to all who have used boats of
nis construction. All work guaranteed.
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