Astoria, Oregon. Friday. Morning, November 9, 1 -
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION.
Atchison, Kas., Nov. 7. Colo
onel John A. Martin, secretary of
the national Republican commit
tee, to-day sent out tire following
call: "A meeting of the Republi
can national committee is to be
held at the Arlington house,
"Washington, on "Wednesc, Dec.
12, 1883, at 12 o'clock, for the pur
pose of deciding upon the date and
place for holding the next national
Republican convention. The com
mittee will also elect a chairman,
vice .Governor Marshall Jewell,
deceased. At a meeting of the
committee, held in "Washington on
the 17th of January last, the fol
lowing resolution was adopted:
"Resolved, That the call for the
next Republican national conven
tion shall be so broad and liberal
as to invite co-operation, without
imposing any other tests of fealty,
of all citizens who arc in favor of
elevating and dignifying American
labor, -protecting and extending
home industries, giving free popu
lar education to the masses of the
people, securing free suffrage and
the honest counting of ballots, and
effectually protecting all human
rights in every section of our com
mon country, and who are willing
to support the nominees of the
The committee also fixed the
basis of representation in the next
natibnat convention and the man
ner of electing delegates, by adopt
ing the following order: The Re
publican national convention of
18S4 shall consist of four delegates
at large from each state, and two
delegates from each congressional
district. Delegates at large shall
be chosen by conventions called
on not less than twenty days pub
lished notice, and held not more
than sixty da3Ts before the time
fixed for the meeting of the na
tional convention. Republicans of
various congressional districts shall
have option of electing their dele
gates at a separate popular dele
gates' convention, called on a simi
lar notice smd held in the districts,
at any time within the fifteen days
next prior to the meeting of the
state convention, or by sub-divisions
of state conventions into dis
trict conventions, and such dele
gates shall be chosen in the latter
method. If not elected previous
to the meeting of the state con
vention, all district delegates are
to bo added by the officers of such
district conventions. Two dele
gates shall be allowed from each
territory, and from the District of
Columbia, similarly chosen.
The following story of the fate
of John Overton, who sold the land
on which the city of Portland, Ore
gon, now stands, has been handed
down by the Indians :
"After Overton left Oregon he
next appeared as a trader between
the Mexicans and Indians on the
frontier of Mexico. But having
outrageously cheated both parties,
the Indians 'shook' ,him, and the
Mexican government, for some
crime not xecorded, set a price
upon his head. He disappeared
for a long time, but one day a
party of Comanches came across
him in Texas, and immediately
gave chase. Overton was mount
ed on a powerful mustang, and fcr
a time distanced his pursuers; but
coming to a deep chasm, which
was about twenty-five feet wide,
was suddenly checke'd in his es
cape. His horse was now too ex
hausted to make the leap, and the
Indians being out of sight behind
a hill, he resolved to resort to
strategy. Dismounting, he pricked
his horse with his knife, causing
the animal to leap over the preci
pice. A large hollow log lay a
short distance from the edge of
the chasm, into which he crept un
perceived, as he thought, by his
enemies. The Indians, however,
had reached the top of the hill and
saw his last movements. They
rode up to the log and commenced,
for his benefit, a narration of the
tortures which they intended to.
inflict when theyshould catch him,
and finally one of the party pro
posed having dinner on the spot.
Overton's feelings may be imag
ined when the' proceeded to lightJ
a fire within a few inches of him,
beside the log. His position, of
course became untenable, and he
slid out, preferring to be shot
rather than roasted to death. His
persecutors opened fire on him,
and, desperate as the chance was,
he made a dash at the chasm. To
the amazement of the Indians he
cleared it by a foot. Unfortunate
ly for him, however, one foot
alighted on a loose stone; he lost
his balance, staggered backward,
and rolled to the bottom of the
chasm, where his mangled body
was found beside that of his horse.
The chasm bears the name to this
day of "Overton's Leap."
On the evening of election day
the Pittsburg Commercial Gazette
telegraphed to 13. F. Butler for his
views on the result in Massachu
setts, and asking for his pro
gramme for the future. The fol
lowing reply was received:
Boston, Nov. 7. 9 i m. To
the editors of the Pittsburg Com
mercial Gazelle: An answer to
your question as to the cause of
the result in Massachusetts is easy.
Last year I had 131,000 votes.
The largest vote ever polled was
in the Garfield election in 1880.
Garfield had 1G5,000 and Hancock
112,000, total, 277,000. This year
the vote is 313,000 of which 1
have 152.000. This enormous in
crease has been caused by the free
use of money, fraud and corrup
tion of my opponents. More
votes have been cast than will be
in the next presidential year. The
S,000 or 9,000 plurality of my op
ponent was more than lost in the
city of Boston. Massachusetts is
therefore surely Democratic. "When
a man increases the Democratic
vote from 112,000 to 152,000 in
three years is there atiy need of
an answer to your question of
what my programme will be. I
ana pleased with the result, and
would rather have my vote than be
elected by 135,000. In that ease
it would be said that Massachu
setts is a Republican state. She
has a large reserve vote, which in
presidential elections will come
out. Now we have had them all
out and measured them, and in
the next presidential election, with
a judicious platform and popular
nomination, at least we should be
to keep Republican men and
money al home to take care of
Butler, instead of sending Jjoth
into Ohio and Indiana, to corrupt
Benjamin F. Butleu.
Already, says the Port Town
send Argun, the completion of the
Northern Pacific railroad is revolu
tionizing the channels of trade.
There was received at the custom
house here this week the invoice
of 400 tons of coal oil to be
shipped through to Victoria from
Philadelphia. Information is also
received to the effect that a large
amount of salmon and other na
tive products will soon be shipped
from Victoria to Canada, via the
new transcontinental route.
At a meeting of tho Irish Na
tional League in Dublin, on the
7th, Michael Davitt denounced the
proposed system of expatriation,
and urged that the league organ
ize vigilance committees to frus
trate it, and send delegates to the
United States- and Canada, if nec
essar A motion to that effect
The treasure searchers at Port
Jefferson, L. I., are somewhat
mixed in their dates. They have
found a jar, we are informed,
"containing 200 in gold and sil
ver coins dated from 1756 to 1S12?
The jar was buried during the
Revolutionary war." It was rather
a clever thing to bury money dur
iug the Revolutionary war that
was not coined until 1812.
The British steamer Jm, from
Cardiff to Port Said, has been lost
off Cape Villano, Spain. Of the
crew of thirty-six all but one were
The following description of
Charles Benson Finlayson, who
is charged with murdering his
stepmother near Albany a few
days since, is published in hopes
that he may be recognized and
arrested; Finlayson is 1G years
old, height 5 feet 7 inches, weight
about 130 pounds, dark brown
hair, considerably freckled, front
teeth considerably decayed, which
is noticeable in talking. When
last seen, wore dark clothes, black
hat with broad brim, new chin
chilla overcoat of brownish blue
color, with black velvet collar,
pair of stoga shoes. No. S, with
small black buckle on the side,
carries a small silver watch with
nickle chain. He was in Portland
on Monday, and it is thought left
for The Dalles next morning.
That proportion of Dakota
territory south of the forty-sixth
parallel voted last Tuesda on the
ratification of the constitution
adopted at Sioux Falls in Septem
ber. A complete constitution was
made from the best portions of
various state constitutions. The
proposition is to present it to con
gress this winter, and ask the ad
mission of the south half of Dakota
as a state.
The Paris Telegraph says that
Premier Ferry has in his possession
a. document showing that an at
tack on Sontag and Bacninh must
lead to war with China.
By an explosion at Montfield
colliery, Lancashire, England, last
"Wednesday Go miners were killed.
This powilcr never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength aiid wlnlesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the iiihI
tituae ot low test Mwrt weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Soldonlu in cans. Rov
ai,1;aki.n; Powder Co.. 100 Wall-st. X. V.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," it i? a blood-purifier and
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deninees the circulation, and thus in
duces many disorders, known bv different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or pliase3 of
that great generic disorder, Injpnrity or
ISlootl. Such are Dytptptla, HUlfnusaw,
Liter Complaint, Cunxtipatiun.JS'crvmiK Dis
order. Headache, Backache, General IVcak
nc. Heart Dleae, Dropsy. Kidney Dlcac,
Pila, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Dlxttrdcr, Pimple. Olecrg. -Siremiy, Jkc.
tic. King; of the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the catwe. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians ;ieree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation lor inc purpose." sold uy-unig
sists. 1 per bottle. See testimonials, dlree
tlons, &c. In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ot tin Blood." wrapppd around each bottle.
V. HANSOM. SOX & CO.. Props
Buffalo, X. Y.
Wholesale and retail dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TItOPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
TX LOTS TO SUIT, FROM 5 ACRES TO,
-a. so acre iracc in a. w. corner oi Unas.
Stevens' D. C Title perfect. For particu
lars Inquire at office otN. D. Raymond. City
juui ; uc vu luc premises oi v. u. xoung.
AStOrU, Nov. 3d, 18S3.
(royal rs:? j
- - - OREGON
ASTORIA, - -
FROM 0 O'CLOCK A. M. UNTIL 3
O'CLOCK P. il.
Hub Ininal Insurance Cb,
J. K. lliU(iiiri)
Oh as. K. SroKW...
Oho. 1 Stokt.. ..
Ajffnt lor 0OH
C;4tnl jmiit up in U. S. ftokt
coin M G SO
1. XT. CARR AfMMl.
ChcRAiiMstreiK. Astoria, Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOnON AMD
NORTH BRITISH AND 3IEKOAN
TILE OF LONDON aSD
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES
Uei'rcsentinca capital of SG7.0OG.JO.
A. VAN DDSEN. Asent.
S. ARSBT & FERCXJEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended i.
A specialty maileof repairing
FOOT OF LAL'AYRTTK STRHBT." '
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BnjrroK Stkkwt, Xxak Parkkr Hwjie.
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MAGHIHSSTS AND
LAID ana MEM EU
BoilerVVork. Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OTall IHrri!tio::x m.-.i to Oplfr
rtt Short 7ro::ce.
A. IX Vt'Asa. I'resirifttt.
J. G. Hi;sti.ek,S- -returv.
- I. V. Cask. Tn'asurrr.
G. H. BAII? & GO,
Doors, Windows. Blinds. Transoms
Turning, Brackei Work.
A specialty, and all work i:antntvtl.
Oak, Asli.Uay, and Walnut IuiuImt ; Orf
roii and Port Orford Cedar.
AH kinds of boat material ui: hand.
C. It. & CO.
Astoria Oil Works.
J. II. Df.FOIICK. Proprietor, 1'. V. Box 2W,
2lauuftieturer and Synlr six
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will find my Skid Grea to ie
good and cheap.
Cleaning Repairing .
NEAT, CIIEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite X. Locb'.s.
No. 4. First St., - - Portland. Oregon.
Clothing marie at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
goods In our line. Eatt mates given and
Cass street. In rear of I O O F building,
next to Gas Co's olllce.
j 12. Txioaisoa.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. 6, over "White House,
A.;tarx:ey at Iiaiv.and Xotary
(Wd i'cMows Buftditig, Astoria, Oregon,
C. W. riTLTOX. O. C. FULTON".
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
ICooMtft 3 ml c. oid Fellows Building.
y q... s;o'.viiiv.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chtfittttiua livt. - - ASTORIA. OREGON
Ailorncy at I-siir.
Ronnt J.Whltf IIW.
Q J. cr&Tis.
ATT'x" AT LAW.
Xotary I'nbtie. Cwnnrisslnner of Deeds
California, New York and Washington 1
KHMtt S and I. Odd Fellows Building, As
toria. OrMR H.
N.i:.-crnlRis at Washington. D. C, and
coHectkms x specialty.
4 V. AIjIjKX,
I'IKE IXSUKAXCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEfcK, COMMISSION ANi IN
QKl.O z X-AKSIiiK.
C'lntep Ctnnty,ai:l City oTAHtorla
OHtee :-Cheuamu3 street, Y. M. C. A. hall
JR. X. V. 1XOA72IAX.
Physician and Surgeon.
Koonns and to. Odd Fellows Building,
fAY TUTThS. 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Okkiok Itoojss i, l and 3. Tythlan Build
ing. Kjomokxcx Orr J. K. Thomas' Drug
State. . . . -
Kotms in Alien's building up stair?, corner
of Cass and SqenMHMibe strot .
jrs. .r. re. i.avoi:oK,
Huom II. Odd Ftlloffsi'.Hilding, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
prof. t. r. isn-rsTESw.
Graduate of Heidelberg University.
OEHEBAL STEAMSHIP AOEHOY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part ol Europe.
7 AM AGICNT FOK TIE FOLLOWING
JL vnli known and commodlon steamsliip
3TATK LINE, RED STAR.
"WHITE STAR, '
NATiONAL. ami AMERICAN LINE.
'frofmid tickfU to or from any European
Fnr IhII information" as to rates of fare,
siiltMjrdafei. etM, apwiy to
I. "W. CASE.
OHO. 1. VTHRKLKR.
av. TM i:onn.
WMEELER & ROBB.
Real Estate I Insurance Agents.
Vie haro very desirable property in As
toria and Upper Astoria for safe. Also, ilne
farms throughout the county.'
Accounts earefnlly adjusted and collec
"We represent the
Royal. 2orvltU Pinion anil JjRncn
Mliire Iiittiiranci; Co'
With a combined capital ot S3G,000,000.
Travclors JLirc anil Accident lnsur
anre Co, of Hartford, nndtlic3Iun
hn.ttnn Life Insnrancc Co.,
of "ev York.
We are scents for the Daily and VTeeMy
Xitrthvxtl Xcvrt, and the Oregon Yidclte.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceite prompt attention.
ATTENTION SOLDIERS !
$101,000,000 Appropriated in
, 2883 for Pensions.
AN ACT to relieve soldiers from the cliarpc
of desertion and grant all such soldiers their
full dues, and to grant soldiers marked as
DliSERTKItS honorable discharge papers.
AX ACT to extend the arrears of the pen
sion act and continue it in force so far as
widows and children are concerned. AN
ACT allowing pay for horses and equipments
last In sorvice, etc Nearly every person is
entitled to an Increase.
PcJiMlortfl, UountloH, linntl Claims
and Patents attended to.
For particulars call or address
C. J. CUJtTIS.
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Solicitor of
Claims and ratcnts.
Rooms 3 and 4 Odd Fellows building, As
FURNISHED ROOMS TO-LET.
4- T MRS. GEO". niLLER'S, NEXT DOOR
i3L to Weston Ilotel.
Is herewith declared. From atid after the 1st of November all -Newspapers
and Periodicals will be sold at the following prices:,
5 Cents Each.
Fireside Companion, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of New York, Weeks Doings,
Texas Siftings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astortan,
8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cls., 13 for $1.00.
Police Gazette, Police News, Illustrated Times, Puck, Wasp, and
Judge, Harper's Bazaar and Weekly, Leslie's Weekly and .Chimney
Corner, Argonaut, and many others.
I have printed tickets for those papers to make exact change.
Back numbers always on hand.
fikTrfc Leslie's Popular Monthly, .
AO WU. Lb. youno; Ladies Journal, etc "
30 CeiltS. Harper's Monthly, etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to
give the public a benefit of the above named reductions 1 have also
REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's Weekly, per year $3.75 not $ 00
" Bazaar, " 3.75 " 4.00
" Monthly " 3.50 " 4.00
All three for . .: ... J .M... 10.00 12.00
Leslie's "Weekly, per year . .'.T.?: . A$bSi-.Q& $rSg0O!'Y
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per j-ear 1 .. ' 3.75 "
" Popular Monthly " . 2.85 " 3.00
Fireside Companion 2.75 " 3.00
New York Ledger 2.75 " 3.00
Saturday Night 2.75 " 3.00
Family Story Paper 2.75 . " 3.00
Arm Chair 2.75 " 3.00
S. F. Argonant 3.75 " 4.00
Puck 4.50 " 5.00
And all others too numerous to mention at the-same rates. Now ia
your time to subscribe for the coming year. Remember Carl Adler's
Subscription News Depot.
ABLER STILlT HOLDS THE FORT !
X-ook: at This I
Ml the following line cloth hound Books gilt edge. Red Line edition, formerly $1.50 at
7.- cents. I'OKJlrt Ilul wer Lytton, Campbell, Spencer, Hemansr, Tennyson. Hood,
Moore. Jean Inelow. Crabb, Pope, Shakespeare, Goldsmith, Chaucer. Coleridge. Lucllo,
Dryr en. Macaulay, Scott. SHiiller. Milton. Keats. Kirk, White, Goss. Thompson, Herbert,
Ayton, Woodworth. Longfellow, Holmes. Bayard Taylor, Shelby, Rodgers, Barns, Cooper,
and many, many more.
Fiuo line of Xovelsand Gift Rooks, richlv bound, formerly S1J50 now only 75 cents.
Tom Brown's School Days, Tour of the World.'The Fur Country. Five "Weeks in a Balloon.
Anderson's Fairv Tales. Arabian Xiehts. Young Crusoe, Tales from Shakespeare, Don
Quixote. Gems Household Stories, Dick Rodney. Acsops Fables, Last Days of Pompeii,
Koblnson Crusoe. Rob Rov. The .Midshipman. Daring Deeds. French Fancy Tales, The
Prirateersman. Young Forester, Peter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
Every article of my new, flue selected stock .will he sold at prices that will DEFY
Books, Stationery, and Notions in endless variety. A flue display of Gold and Silver
Watches. Clocks and Jewelry, ttodger Bro. Silverware, as Knives. Forks and Spoons,
Castors, Cups, Tea Sets, etc., etc., will be sold cheaper than anywhere else.
PIANOS AXD ORGANS oF the best makers very JLow for Cash, or on T.&sy
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors
of the latest publications. 100 nenrMuslc Books just received from the East.
iTTXTQ J The finest assortment of Toys. AVagotis. Velocipedes, Baby Carriages,
JL J JL O i etc., etc., can only be found at Adler's well known Crystal Palace.
Enabled by many years of experience I succeeded in selecting a stock of goods which
will suit young and old.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received.
Polite clerks will be found in attendance and no trouble to show goods.
KK1IE3IKEU I WIIiL SOT BE USDEBSOliD.
The Crystal Palace.
Cari Adler, Proprietor.
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Cheuamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - OREGON
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY,
AND PLANING MILL.
A full stock of home manufactured goods
constantly on hand.
Special Attention given to Orders.
AU work guaranteed. Your patronage so
STOHE & DAVIDSOH
Advances made on Consignments.
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