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Sthf- Vol. xx. Astoria, Oregon. Friday. Morning, November 9, 1 - No, 34. 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 convention." 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. Overton's Fate. 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." Bombastic Bon. 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 those states. 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 was adopted. 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 drowned. 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. Absolutely PureB 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 PpQYiafont, MILL FEED. Glass and Plated Ware, TItOPICAL AND DOMESTIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Together with Wtnas, Liqaors,Tobacco,Cigars FOR SALE. 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 IBB BANKING AHDJHSURANGL BROKER- BANKER AND IHSU'RAHGE ACEHT - - - OREGON ASTORIA, - - OFFICE HOURS: FROM 0 O'CLOCK A. M. UNTIL 3 O'CLOCK P. il. Hub Ininal Insurance Cb, OF CAUPOrtKiA, J. K. lliU(iiiri) Oh as. K. SroKW... Oho. 1 Stokt.. .. Pmhfcwt .. sett-r.-itj Ajffnt lor 0OH C;4tnl jmiit up in U. S. ftokt coin M G SO 1. XT. CARR AfMMl. ChcRAiiMstreiK. Astoria, Oregon. $67,000,000 CAPITAL. LIVERPOOL AND LOnON AMD GLOBE, NORTH BRITISH AND 3IEKOAN TILE OF LONDON aSD EDINBURGH. OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART FORD, AND 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 BLACKSMITH 4W?L AND Boiler Shop All kinds of ENGOHE, GAHHEEY, ANT) STEAMBOAT WEE Promptly attended i. A specialty maileof repairing CANNERY DIES. FOOT OF LAL'AYRTTK STRHBT." ' ASTORIA IRON WORKS. BnjrroK Stkkwt, Xxak Parkkr Hwjie. ASTORIA. - OREGON. GENERAL MAGHIHSSTS AND BOILER MAKERS. 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. iokx Fox.Superlntemtent. G. H. BAII? & GO, DKAI.KUS IX 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, Astoria, Oregon. 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 GEORGE Z.OVETT, Main Street, opposite X. Locb'.s. A. MacBeth, MBECHAKT TAILOE, No. 4. First St., - - Portland. Oregon. Clothing marie at reasonable prices, and satisfaction guaranteed. PLUMBING, Gas and Steam Fitting DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT fair rates. Also a complete stock of goods In our line. Eatt mates given and work guaranteed. Cass street. In rear of I O O F building, next to Gas Co's olllce. BUSINESS CARDS. j 12. Txioaisoa. Attorney and Counselor at Law. Room No. 6, over "White House, ASTORIA, OREGON, A.;tarx:ey at Iiaiv.and Xotary ruWic. (Wd i'cMows Buftditig, Astoria, Oregon, C. W. riTLTOX. O. C. FULTON". FiJfroX SROTEIEKS. 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 for Ter- niory. 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, A. Astoria Asent Hamburg-ftlagdeburg and German-American I'IKE IXSUKAXCE COMPANIES. . ;io:,ik?:. NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEfcK, COMMISSION ANi IN SURANCK AGENT. QKl.O z X-AKSIiiK. SURVEYOR OF C'lntep Ctnnty,ai:l City oTAHtorla OHtee :-Cheuamu3 street, Y. M. C. A. hall IJwiinNo.S. JR. X. V. 1XOA72IAX. Physician and Surgeon. Koonns and to. Odd Fellows Building, ASTORIA, OREGON. fAY TUTThS. 31. I. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Okkiok Itoojss i, l and 3. Tythlan Build ing. Kjomokxcx Orr J. K. Thomas' Drug State. . . . - A . "KKTIST, ASTORIA, --- OREGON Kotms in Alien's building up stair?, corner of Cass and SqenMHMibe strot . jrs. .r. re. i.avoi:oK, DESTiST, Huom II. Odd Ftlloffsi'.Hilding, Astoria, Or. Gas administered for painless extraction rttweth. MUSIC. prof. t. r. isn-rsTESw. Graduate of Heidelberg University. ia:ii Xeiicluir. 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, ' llAMB'JUG-AJIEIt 1CAX. DOMINION LINE. NATiONAL. ami AMERICAN LINE. 'frofmid tickfU to or from any European sort. Fnr IhII information" as to rates of fare, siiltMjrdafei. etM, apwiy to I. "W. CASE. OHO. 1. VTHRKLKR. Kotaty 1'nbik. av. TM i:onn. WMEELER & ROBB. GENERAL 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 tions made. "We represent the Royal. 2orvltU Pinion anil JjRncn Mliire Iiittiiranci; Co' With a combined capital ot S3G,000,000. t:ik 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 toria. Oregon. FURNISHED ROOMS TO-LET. 4- T MRS. GEO". niLLER'S, NEXT DOOR i3L to Weston Ilotel. CARL ADLER'S REVOLUTION 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, etc., etc. 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. LOW PH.IOES. Every article of my new, flue selected stock .will he sold at prices that will DEFY Alili 03I1KTXTI0N. 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 Jnstnllzncnts. 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 GENERAL MERCHANDISE Corner Cheuamus and Cass streets. ASTORIA - OREGON HANSEN BROS. 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 licited. ASTORIA, Oregon ever Follow Palace! STOHE & DAVIDSOH COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Dealers In LTTHBEB, HAY, GEAIN, POTATOES, AND CQUiTfERY PRODUCE. Advances made on Consignments.