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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, November 2, 1883.
NEW YORK BACKWOODS-!
The inhabitants of West Paw
ling, New York, are a funny folk.
They live on a mountain, and have
no knowledge of politics. The
highest bidder gets them always,
and the common price at town
meeting is S5. The number of
voters in the mountain is estimated
at 200. No accurate statement
can be obtained, because the moun
tain voter is, in a monsure, omni
present. He is able to cover at
least two voting places, and on a
favorable day he has been known
to cover four and five. He knows
nothing of geographical limits, and
he is so little known personally to
the ticket-takers that the candi
date with a pocketful of five dollar
bills lias no difficult' in passing
him in as a constituent.
There is , neither church nor
school house on the mountain.
The mountaineers know when Sun
da comes by the ringing of the
church bells in the villages. They
tell the hour of the day by looking
at the sun. "One hour bf sun" is
one hour before sunset. Whether
the sun sets at 4:30 or C:30 does
not trouble them. There arc
preachers and churches of various
kinds in the villages around. Thej
believe that, more souls can be
saved to the dollar expended in
India than in the mountain.
Although living in poverty and
apparent wretchedness, the moun
taineers have by no means an un
happy lot. They are extremely
social in their' instincts. Whole
families ro visiting together to
their neighbors on Sunday, and
when, during the week, a woman
and the babies visit a neighbor.
her husband is alwa's expected to
follow at nightfall. But the great
pleasure of the mountaineer is
dancing. The mountain "shindy,"
incorrectly called "shindig," is fa
mous all over Dutchess county.
Only the more aristocratic of the
dwellings will accommodate a
"shindy." When one is tobegiven
a fiddler is sent for and a jug of
whiskey is brought from the vil
lage. At night the center of the
chief room of the house, which
ordinarily serves as kitchen, par
lor and sitting room, is cleared of
its table and benches. The young
men and women take seats on the
benches around the sides of the
room. The old grandmother sits
knitting in the rocking chair on
one side of the fire-place, "with
the children beside her. An iron
teakettle lianas steaming over the
glowing back log. A lamp on the
mantel helps to light the room
me nuaier climbs to a cuair on
the table, which is always located
opposite tne lireplace. liis is no
light task, and he does not sit any
nearer the fire than he is obliged
to. Placing his fiddle vertically
between his knees, he saws the
bow over the strings with his right
hand, while with his left he screws
the keys until the pitch of each
string is correct. Meanwhile the
man of the house pours a gener
ous quantity of the whisky into a
large bowl, squeezes in a lemon,
ladles in some brown sugar, and
dilutes it all with boiling water
from the teakettle. When the
fiddle is tuned the punch is passed
around. Then the fiddle is placed
beneath the fiddler's chin, a pre
limmarv chord is drawn from the
fiddle, and then he says:
"Pardners for a quadrille.".
The.expectant 'oung men and
women take their places with a
iump. There is a shaiang of
skirts and touching of back hair
by the young women, the young
men hitch up their trousers, and
then the fiddler, -with a sweep of
the bow, a shriek from the fiddle
and a thump of the toe of his
heavy boot, sa's:
"Honors to yer pardners."
The energy of the command is
equalled only by the vigor of
movement with which it js obeyed
ine noor viorates as tne succes
sive calls of "First four foward,'
"Bight hands across," "Forward
and back," and "Swing," are
heard; but when the fiddler says
".Balance air tne umbers sway
and groan to the utmost corner of
the house. No convulsion in nat
ure can equal the crash of the
mountain "jig" that is then exe
JAMES G. BLAINE.
I observe that since the election
m Uluo J3iame nas picKea up
prominence in all parts of the
country as perhaps the only Re
publican fit to run. He has at
least points of policy. He has
views and spirit. Though he has
labored under a load of enmitv
lor years, his friends are every
where. He was Garfield's chief
minister .and funeral orator. The
assassination which cost Garfield
his life cost Blaine public office.
He laid down the Senate to enter
Garfieldls cabinet. What his re
lations to the present administra
tion arc matter.-, but little. He
now bos comparatively a free field
in which to make the nomination
for 1SS4. In the state of New
York he has no opponents except
perhaps the machine friends of
Arthur, who might get a delega
tion against him, but arc not like
ly to see merits in him if they
think the' can elect him; and they
are beginning to see that they can
not elect Arthur. If the present
administration with its want of
popularity and character, should
undertake to fight Blaine it will
only complete the assassination of
the Republican partv, which was
begun in 1SS1. I am not express
ing any view about Blaine's mer
its if elected: but the defeat in
Ohio seems to have turned him
right up as the only man that can
rally the forces.
t is, perhaps, too late for Biaine
to put new strength into the old
party; but he has great capacity
to get up a new panic, and to
sound the crios that will go oa the
banners. His temperament is the
last thing of youth and spirit
about the Republican party.
Conkling is morbid; Grant has
his mind on Mexico; Sherman has
retired; John Sherman accepts his
fate. Blaine has brains. It has
taken the dying energies of the
Republican party to defeat him
for president. The party broke
its back to defeat Blaine. When
they turned out the lights at the
Cincinnati convention of 1S7G to
et one night's advantage and
beat Blaine, next da' they began
to run down hill.
The bosses who might have
made a truce with Blaine had to
serve Blaine's clerks, Hayes and
Garfield; and still Blaine is alive,
and has been vitalified by the
Ohio election. He will get the
nomination if he wants it, by the
decay of the party that tried to
do without him, and finally had no
more staridard bearers. Instead of
Conkling being the Coriolanus of
the party, Blaine is going to be.
The old maids, the priests, the
temperance procession, even the
tribunes, are getting ready to
march out of the gates to see if
they can persuade Blaine to come
to the defense of the old citadel.
He is as adroit as anybody in the
country. He can trim between
the business element and fts fears
and the populace and their anti
monopoly views, so as at least to
split the issues with the Democ
racy'; and if he ever gets on the
stump with Cleveland, or Hoadly,
or Tliurman, or even Tilden, he
will make the campaign warm.
It is never good policy to buy
anything because it is cheap. A
thing that is not wanted is dear at
a cent. Where is the bachelor,
keeping rooms by himself, who
would give $5 for a wagon load of
calico? Or, in nine cases out of
ten, show us a newspaper man
who would give ten cents for a
horse. Give him a pair of ducks
and a sack of potatoes, and he's
your friend for life. .
The iron ship T. F. Oaka cost,
including outfit, S112,000? or a
fraction over $52 per registered
ton. The cost of iron ships' is be
iug cheapened, as first-class ones
are built in Great Britain for $52
per ton. Oreffonian.
Brace up the -whole system with King
of the Blood. See Advertisement.
The "Silvertown" at Nevr Orleans-
About a year ago the largest
merchant steamship ever seen in
this" port was the Silvcrtoicn of
about 5000 tons gross burthen,
and with the capacity to carry
G000 tons. The Silverloicn took
on board at this port about 5000
tons of wheat and departed for
Europe, making soundings on the
way across the Atlantic. She had
been previously employed in lay
ing cables on the west cost of
Sonth America. A good i.lustra-
tion of the facilities for construct
ing iron ships in England was af
forded by the fact that the Silver-
town was constructed in ninety
days. This ship has just arrived
at New Orleans, presumably bring
ing a cargo. The most notable
fact is that the Silvertown is the
largest merchant ship ever seen in
that port, and no ship of that size
could have entered tbat port seven
years ago, for the simple reason
that there was not water enough
to float such a ship across the bars
of any one of the mouths of the
Mississippi river. From the hour
that Eads began to construct the
jetties at the mouth of that river
there was a constant effort to be
little his enterprise. Government
engineers, we are sorry to say, took
a hand in the belittling business,
Many of the newspapers along the
Ohio river engaged in this depre
ciating raid. Una or two papers
at Cincinnati were especially viru
lent. But Eads went right .on
with his work. . He accomplished
just what he undertook to do
The result has been that while he
has been handsomely paid, he has
opened a channel at the mouth of
the Mississippi river deep enough
for the largest merchant steamship
to enter. The commerce of New
Orleans has been greatly increas
ed. The largest class of vessels
now enter that river vessels
drawing as much as 27 feet of
water. There was no novelty in
the plan adopted bv Eads. It had
been tried in Europe, and especi
ally at the mouth ol the Danube.
The Eads plan was modified to
some extent. The willow faggots
originally laid down were not
sufficient. But the stone training
walls have become such a perma
nent improvement that there is
now little doubt that a lasting iia
provement has been made in the
depth of water at the most impor
tant mouth of the Mississippi.
This uowder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and whslcsomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot he sold in competition with the mul
titude ol low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sohlonluin cans. Rov--vii
Baking Towdek Co.. too Wall-st. X. Y.
Is not a "cure all," it Is a blood-purifier and
tonic impurity or tne mood poisons tne sys
tern, denui ces tne circulation, and thus in
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
mat great generic msoruer, impnrny or
Illood. Such are Dyspepsia, lilUlousncss,
Liver Comnlaint. Constioallon. Kervuux Dis
orders. Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness. Heart Disease,Dropsyt Kidney Disease,
Pllct, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorders, Pimples. Ulcers. Suxlllngs, dct
&c. Kins ef the Blood, prevents and
cures these by attacking the cause. Imparity
oi me oiooa. uneraisis ana pnysicians agree
In calling it "the most genuine
tne and efficient
Sold by Drue
cists. Si per bottle. See testimonials, diree
preparation ior me purpose."
lions. &c, in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
oi uin jjiooa' wrappea arouna eacn do cue,
D. RANSOM. SON & Co.. Props
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
FROM 9 O'CLOCK A.. M. UNTIL 3
Home luteal Insurance Go.,
.T. K. Hmii;irro.- -
.Agent for oon
CUAS. IL STOKV....
oko. l. bToav
Capital paid tip in U. S. gold
.wilt. Srtrt fWM 00
I. W. CASK, Agent,
Chcnamus street. Astoria, Oreson.
LWEKPOOL AND LOON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Ropresentinsra capital of S07.000.000.
A. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
oB-ORlce v.1 th Bozorth & Johns.
S. AUNDT & FERCUEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON. '
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BKhTOX STKEET, NEAR PARKXK DOUSE,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAI) aiOIMM EMMS
Boiler Work. Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Oj3.J5c2?X:KrG-JS ,
Of nil Teneriptions made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. "Wash. President.
.1. G. IIustlek, Secretary.
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN &
Doors, Windows, Blinds. Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay. and Walnut lumber; Ore
gon and Port Orfonl Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on haud.
C. II. BAIX & CO.
ME EC HAST T TAILOR
Jo.4.FirstSt, - - Portlaud, Oregon
Clothing made at reasonable prices.
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Xj. X. ' T oiLson,
Has re-opened hLs
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE
On the Roadway, near his old location, lie
will keep tne stoeK oi ine cnnicest cigars,
rind Tobaccos, and a full line of smokers' ar
ticles, including the Dnest meerschaum
pipes, lie will be pleased to see lite old
menus at nis new sianu.
2TCAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
Q It. TXI03ISOA'.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room "o. o, over "White House,
Attorney at X.aw,and Notary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oreson,
c. v. kcltox. a. c rcwox.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building.
J ifc.A. IZOWXiUY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenaiuus treer, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Q J. CUItTIS,
ATT'i' AT LAW.
Nbt:irv Public 'Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. icooms 3 ana -i, uuu teiiows uuuaing, As
toria. Oregon. '
X. B Claims at Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION IN
QEI.O F. JP.UtKEIt.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Offlce :-Cheuamu3 street, Y. M. C. A. hall
jfH. X. C. ROAT3IAX.
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 0 and 10, Odd Fellows Building-,
JAY TUTTIaE. 31. .
PHYSICIAN ASD SURGEON
Office Rooms 1.2. and 3. Pythian Build
Residkxck Over J. E. Thomas' Dmz
ASTORIA. - - . - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
JR. J. 2. LaFORCC,
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for nalnles3 extraction
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGEHCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part ol Europe.
T AM "AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
OKO. I WIIEELEIl.
w. i Bonn.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Real Estate i InsnranBe Agents.
We have very desirable property in As
toria and Upper Astoria for safe. Also, line
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
ICoyal. Norwich Union and Xianca-
Mnire insurance to n.
AViih a combined capital of .836,000,000,
Travelers Iife and. Accident lnsnr
uiire Co, or Hartford, andthe3Xan
hattau Ijlfft JnKnrancc Co.,
of New Yoffc.
We are aeents for the Daily and Weekly
A orlmccxi j cm, and the Oregon rtacite.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
ATTENTION SOLDIERS !
101,000,000 Appropriated in
18S3 for Pensions.
AN ACT to relieve soldiers from the charce
of desertion and grant all such soldiers their
full dues, and to grant soldiers marked as
DEStirreitii uonoraDie uiscnarge papers.
AN ACT to extend the arrears of the Ten
sion act and continue it in force so far as
widows Tind children are concerned. AN
ACT allowing pay for horses and equipments
lost in .service, etc Nearly every person Is
entuieu to an increase.
Pensions, JJountleH, IiHnil Claims
and I'ntentH attenucu to.
For particulars call or address
C. T. .CUIITIS.
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Solicitor of
Claims ana raienis.
Rooms 3 and 4 Odd Follows building, As
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAX OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
"Window curtains made to order.
SMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
wm oe iouna convenient to my patrons.
Lead but Never Follow !
Is herewith declared. From and after the 1st of November all News
papers 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 Astoeian,
8 Cts., 3 for 25
Police Gazette, Police News,
Judge, Harper's Bazaar and Weekly, Leslie's Weekly and Chimney
Corner, Argonaut, and many others.
I have printed tickets for
Back numbers always on hand.
O OoTl "f O Leslie's Popular Monthly,
AO Young 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 $4 00
Bazaar, " 3.75 " 4.00
" Monthly 3.50 " 4.00
All three for 10.00 12.00
Leslie's Weekly, per year 3.75 " 4.00
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year 3.75 " 4.00
" 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 is
your time to subscribe for the coming year. Remember Carl Adler's
Subscription News Depot.
Ziools at This !
All the followniR fine clotb bound Books gilt edge, Itcd Line edition, formerly $1.50 at
75 cents. FOEMfci Bulwer Lytton, Campbell, Spencer. Hemans, Tennyson, Hood,
Moore, Jean Inpelow, Crabb, Pope, Shakespeare. Goldsmith. Chaucer. Coleridge. Luclle.
Drynen.Macaulay, Scott, Schiller. Jlilton. Keats, Kirk, White, (loss. Thompson, Herbert,
Ayton, Woodworth. Longfellow, Holmes. Bayard Taylor, Shelby, Kodgers, Burn3, Cooper,
and many, many more.
Fine line of Novels and Gift Books, richlv bound, formerly St JO now onlv 75 cents
Tom Brown's School Days, Tour of the World,
Anuerson's rairyxaies, Araoian Aleuts, loung crusoe, Tales irom snaicespeare, uon
Quixote, Genv, Household Stories, Dick Rodney. Aesops Fables, Last Days of Pompeii,
Koblnson Crusoe, Bob Bov, The Midshipman, Darinjr Deeds. French Fancy Tales, The
Privateersnan, Young Forester, Peter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
Everv article ofmv new, flne selected stock will be sold at prices that will DEFY
Books, Stationery, and Notions in endless variety. A fine display of Gold and Silver
"Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Jtodger Bros. Silverware, as Knives. Forks and Spoons,
Castors, Cups, Tea Sets, etc, etc., will be sold cheaper than anywhere else.
PIANOS AND ORGANS of the best makers very Juow for Cash, or oh Easy
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors
of the latest publications. 100 new Music Books just received from the East.
rF!"v7"Q i The finest assortment of Toys, "Wagons, Velocipedes, Baby Carriages,
JL J Xu 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 younand 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.
REMEMBER I WILE. XOT BE UNDERSOLD.
B0Z0RTH & JOHNS.
Real Estaie and General Insurance
WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE "WEST
ern. State Investment, Hamburg, Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and. represent the Travellers' 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, andliave made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
final proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions,
Timber Lands, etc, having all the official
blanks therefor. Our mans can be exam
ined in the office, upon the payment of a
"We also have for sale city property in As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, and other collections made, and
FIVE HUNDRED CORDS DRY HEM
lock Wood, which I will deliver at the
houses of customers for $4 a cord.
Draylng or all kinds done at reasonable
rates. R. R. MARION.
Cts.. 1 3 for $ 1 .00. .
Illustrated Times. Puck, Wasp, and
those papers to make Bxact change.
S THE FORT !
The Fur Country, Five "Weeks In a Balloon.
Advances made on Consignments.