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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, October 12, . 1883
THE POOR CONGRESSMAN.
How He Must Economise to Save
Money in Washington.
1 ran across a congressman the
other day who was looking for
quarters for himself and family for
the coming session. He is a poor
man, who is obliged to live on his
salary, and who is, therefore, com
pelled to count th' cost of every
thing and cut his cloth close
congressmans salarv is 3,000 a I sealed this: First, that the Off
year and mileage, and an allow-IS Transcontinental Company
ance of 100, I believe, for tpost
as;e. 1 cannot mention the name
of the. one 1 allude to, but he has
a wife and three children. His
mileage amounts to $200 or '.)00
a year; so his whole income is less
than 5,500 a year. Out of this
sum he must pay three or four or
a half dozen -country newspapers
for printing tickets (a mere nom
inal service for a good deal of
money); he must pay for banners,
transparencies, flags, brass bands,
hand-bills, and I don't know how
many other things, to say nothing
of his own expenses m the cam
paign. Added to all this, ten
chances to one he has to pay pret
ty dearly for his nomination not,
perhaps, in buying delegates,
though that is often done, T am
told, but in paying car fares, hotel
bills, etc. Sx you see that when a
finnfTessman comes to "Washington t
he does not have 5.000 a year to
My friend, as 1 have said, is a
poor man, although he is one of the
ablest men in the House, lie nev
er made a dollar improperly, and
does not know how to be dishon
est. He stands as high as any
member of the House. Said he, UI
don't know what to do. 1 have
lived in every way. When I first i
(amp to "Washington T went to a
hotel, with my wife, leaving my j
children at home and at school. 1
kept up my house at home, and
ray expenses there were little less
than if I had boon there. My ho
tel expenses, including washing
and the outrageous extras one al
ways finds on his bills, were never
Jess than 300 a month. My ex
penses at home were about half as
much; so, you see, I couid not
stand that. The next winter 1
went to a boarding-house and left
my family at home, Of course I
had to have a parlor and bedroom.
1 paid $100 a month at the board
ing-house. But I did not live; it
was simply a miserable existence.
A boarding-house table may give
rrnrvA wnl 1 rnnlrfl frrl hilt. Vfll
" - J - "
are obliged to meet and be polite
to people whom you do not care
for, whom you detest, in fact. Then
J was deprived of my wife's com
pany, which, strange tts it may
seem, 1 still appreciate. Well,
that year, by close economy and
many deprivations, 1 came out
about even. The next year 1 hired
rooms and had my meals sent in
from a neighboring restaurant. But
this life was very unsatisfactory,
I had to take my breakfast at a
certain hour, whether I wanted to
or not, and my dinners were served
at the same time every day, and
they were nearly always cold
when brought. But a member
of congress cannot always be at
his dinner at the exact minute.
The House may sit late, or there
may be a caucus or a committee
meeting, or you may be detained
by constituents, or a dozen things
may happen to detain you. "Well,
Ia6t winter, as you know, 1 took a
furnished house and brought my
entire family here. I shut up my
house at home, but, Great Ca'sar!
my expenses drove me wiid,
though tried to live very .quietly
and cheaulv. "What I shall do
this winter heaven only knows.
I suppose I must go back to the
boarding house. A congressman
life is but a dog's life, after all."
'Tutlye Homxdell hi PliihnJelpliio
The publication of the Northern
Pacific report has been more dis
astrous in its effects on the stock
of the Oregon Transcontinental
I than on the other stocks, for it re-
could expect no income Irom its
Northern Pacific stocks for possi-
1)1 v several years: and. second, that
it has been a lender of many mil
lions of dollars (represented by tho
Northern Pacific's floating
debt) to that company, which
the borrower was unable to repay
in cash, but had intended to repay
in some form of negotiable secur
ity hereafter to be determined on.
In addition the Northern Pacific
needs to borrow more millions,
and to borrow them of the Oregon
Transcontinental Company, pay
ment to be made in the same unde
termined negotiable security. The
Oregon Transcontinental Com
pany, therefore, was left in the
position of creditor to an embar
rassed debtor, and with no income
but what it got from its Oregon
Railroad and Navigation stock.
Of the future of the Northern
icific r0iia nder sou,,d manag
i ment no one entertains a doubt.
It can bo built up into one of tho
best paying properties of the
country. This, however, is a work
of time, and no one can tell how
long a time, while the necessities
of the present are pressing, and
must be met at once.
Regarding the reports winch
have reached the Eastern press of j
the speech of the prime minister of
British Columbia at a lunch given
to the journalists of Villard's party
by the oilicials of that province,
pne of the party who was present, j
and who has just returned, says the j
allusions to annexation arqsc in
this way. lie was speaking of tlje
plose friendship and union of the
interests between his people and j
those of Oregon and Washington
Territory, when some one in a
joking way asked him if he re
ferred to annexation when he said
"Union." lie replied in a similar
strain that he was alluding to com
mercial interests and commercial
union, and that he had not noticed
any indications of annexation, e- j
pept as it might be possible that j
some day not far in the future '
British Columbia might annex :
California. Oregon and Washing
ton Territory. His prediction that
the Union will not last, and that
Brstish Columbia would eventually
take in a good part of it was a part
of his answer to tiie question
whether there was a leaning on
his side to annexation. The
speeches of the other Jtjnglish
guests were of a very pleasant and
cordial nature, and the whole oc
casion was enjoyable. Great at
tention had been paid t the
American paity during the fore
noon by the officials of the place,
and everything from first to last
was of the most friendly and
The governor of Cochin China
has completed an agreement with
the king of Cambodia. It con
firms the establishment of a French
protectorate, provides liberal insti
tutions and security of property,
reorganizes administrative and ju
dicial systems, and entirely abol
ishes slavery. It also provides for
the collection of a direct tax, in
trusted to French officers. France
will receive GG,000 piastres annu-ally.
Two men in Miles City,
tana, pretended to have learned by
telegraph that the government had j
thrown open the eastern part of j
Fort Keogh reservation to settlers.
They whispered this cautiously to
special friends, enjoining strict
secrecy. Before night there was
a stampede, the supposed public
land claims were staked off, shan
ties were put up, tents were
pitched, and the jokers say that a ;
town was laid out, and a real estate
"boom" was under full headway
before '.) o'clock in the evening, j
Hut by 10 the joke was out, and j
the place was deserted. j
A large whale was killed by
Indians off Cape Flattery a few
days ago. They surrounded the I
animal with seven large canoes !
and literally filled him;with spears,
to each one of which was attached
a bladder to keep him afloat. The
whale lashed the water with his
tail to a; foam, but the bladders
proved too much for him and he
soon succumbed and was towed !
A plain tombstone has been
erected oyer the grave of Joseph
Gale with the following inscrip-
tion: "Joseph Gale, born in
, ,. 1 . ,
Washington, D. C, April 29, 1S07.
Died in Eagle valley, December i
13, 1SS2.1' Mr. Gale in 1S45 was j
one of the three who formed thej
executive committee, who acted as I
governor under the provisional J
government, formed by the Ameri-,
can people of Oregon, and served j
one year in that capacit.
, - I
At balem laat Wednesday, the j
jury in the case of the State of j
Oregon vs. R. "W. Cannon, who.
shot Senator Voorhees, returned a j
Verdict of guilty of assault, only j
being out one hour. X o new de-;
velopiiiems were made, and but
few witnesses were examined.
f ttUItiU (-unci.
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and wlolesonieness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds and
cannot be sold in competition with the iijhI
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. SohlonJuin cnn. Rov
ai. Baking 1'owdkk Co.. IOC Wali-st y.
In chronic dyspepsia nnd lircr complaint,
and in chronic constipation and other diseas
es, Hostcttcr's Stomach Bitters is beyond all
comparison tho best remedy that can be taken
Asa means of restoring tho strength and vi
tal energy of persons who aro finking under
the debilitating effects of painful disorders,
this standard vegetable invigorant is confess
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Mon-pOASD & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Hume'sNew JJuihlin
And are Ready to Supply
the Wants of Our
A PULL STOCK
A. V. Allen
Wholesale and retail dealer t
Glass and Plated Ware,
tropical and domestic
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES,
J j) Jj
Scarf Pins. Chains, Watches,
Of every description,
Aw tcck of Jewrfry in Astoria.
Sr-AH oods warrantedasrepresented
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
!o B Cr A N 3
SMALL MU8ICAL INSTRUMENTS
SPREADS AND STOOLS
Slxeet MulsIo ,
Piano, and Organ Instructors.
STECK & KNABE PIANOS !
I "President of United States"
"Governor of Oregon,"
Aliil other prominent ersoits. Pianos and
( iJi-gansni many leading makes.
wiioirsaie ami retail.
J CELEBRATED JftBER QRBANS.I
Largest House on This Coast.
Instruments of All Kinds Tuned
165 First St.. Portland.. Oregon.
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from in to 12 A. M
The best of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social report.
Leinenweber & Co.,
C. X.K1XKNWKKKK. 1'. V.OVr
TAMERS AND CDBRSIES,
Manufacturers and Import ?ra ol
iLL KINDS OK
IWholesalc Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
BHighest cash price paid for Hides and
MOTELS AND RESTAUKANTS.
PARE EE HOUSE,
II. It. PAItKEH. Prop.,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
E. 1. PARKER. - Manager and Agent.
AI. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk
mil. BOWEItS, - - Night Clerk.
.J:i. DUFFY ha the Bar and Billiard room.
Eirst Class in all Respects.
KRKK COACH TO TIIE H017.SE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
II- has Always on Hand FRESFI
Slioal Water Bay ami "Enst
"JEFF; IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He lias been Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hold" In Knappton seven years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A New Departure,
At Frank Fabre's, Is daily set a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7:30 PM
A FINE FRENCH DINNER,
With Half a Bottle Wine
IVill be furnished fur 50 cents.
Hoard by the Month, - S23 to S30
Lodging ran be procured by the day,
week or month. My establishment is fitted
newly throughout, and everything main
tained In the beststvle.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN' DAY AND NIGHT.
nicalM 23 rents nnd upwards.
. BOUIiAKD, - - Proprietor.
.1IAI.V STKF.KT. - - - - - ASTORIA.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MUS. roWELL WILL OPEN AN OYS
ter stand on next Monday, on Main
street next to the Oregon Uakery.
She hopes careful attention will secure her
a share of patronage at usual prices. l-lm
ST. 33- AREER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered, to Order.
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WIHES, LIQUORS AND CICAftS.
I. "W. CASE,
IMI'UKTEK AND WHOLESALE AND KE
TAIL DEALER J??
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
No. 4. First .St.. - - Portland. Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and .satisfaction guaranteed.
Astoria Oil Works.
J. II. DkFOHCE.. Vtoprietor, P.O.Box 2M,
llanujUrturerantl Dealer ia
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will 11 ml my Skid Grease to he
jrood and cheap.
Tie Stall El
Thursday, October 11, 1883.
Monthly tickets can he obtained at the
No disreputable characters will be al-
S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All klnd3 of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BKerox Street, Near Parker House,
ASTORrA, - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AHD
LAM M EMMS
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OASTIlfGrS ,
Of all Descriptions aaado te Order
' at Short Notice.
A. T. Wass, President.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. Y. Case, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & GO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
pon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds ol boat material on band.
C.I1.BA1X & CO.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
K?"A11 goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House. Astoria, Oregon.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINEtRED STAR.
NATIONAL. aud AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
saiiuiK uays, etc, appiy 10
I. W. CASE.
BOZOBTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
ASTORIA, - - - Oregon.
WE YiWSE POLICIES IN THE WEST
eqn. State Investment, Hamburg, Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the Travelleis' Life
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
York Life, of N.Y.
We have tho only complete set of township
maps in the county, and nave made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
final proofs on-Homesteads, Preemptions,
Timber Lands, etc, having all the official
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined in the office, upon the payment of a
We also have forsale city property in As
toria -and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, and other collections made, and
Q B. THOMSON,
A'ttprney and 'Counselor at Law.
Room No. 6, over White House,
Attorney at Ii&w.and. Notary
Odd FeUows Building, Astoria, Orecon,
Q W. FUL.TOK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Building.
J Q, A. BOWLBY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Q J. CUfiTIS,
ATT'I" AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
toria. Oregon. .
N.B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
XT. I. XICHOLS, 3. B. ABKL5.
NICHOLS & ABELS,
Attorneys and. Coaaselors at Law.
Room 4, White House. - Astoria, Oregon.
Practice in all the Courts, Federal and
State, of both California, and Oregon.
arFrench and German spoken.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Jg C. HOLDES,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
JQR. X. C. BOATMAN.
Physician and SurgeOn.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TUTTIiH, M. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1,2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Residbxce Over J. E. Thomas Drug
P P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhestret .
J)K. J. E. JLaFOBCE,
Room li. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Q.EIiO P. PABKJB,
Clatsop Ceaaty.aad City ef Astoria
Office ChnnamiiA trnt V. "V n A ha
Room No. 8.
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
-Omce with Bozorth & Johns.
E, A. NO YES,
GEO. P. WHEELEB. VT. ! BOBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
Real Estate bought and sold ou Commis
sion. Accounts adjusted and Bills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
Ey-OIllce in Hume's new building, on Sque
moqua street, next door to Foard & Stokes.
Has re-opened his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
On the Roadway, near his old location. He
will keep the stock of the choicest Cigars,
and Tobaccos, and a-fall line of smokersr ar
ticles, including the finest meerschaum
pipes. He will De pleased to see his old
friends at his new stand.
MBS. T. S. JEWETT,
(Successor to Mrs. E. S. Warren.)
Dealer In Millinery and Fancy Goods.
Squemoqua street, next door to Odd Fellows
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET'
Prescriptions carefully Compounded