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FRIDAY DECEMBERS. 18S7
THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE
The national grange, patrons of
husbandry, which has just held its an
nual meeting for 1857, -was organized
twenty yeara ago, and had a rapidity
of growth which has been equaled
only by that of the Knights of Labor.
It was originally designed to promote
discussion of the interests of the farm
ers and to bring that class of citizens
into organized relations with ono an
other throughout the country for pur
poses of friendly counsel and encour
agement. "Within the ensuing eight
years granges were established in
every state and territory, and the
number of members of the order
reached 25,000. Then the organiza
tion entered upon a period of steady
and general decline. Scarcely a sin
gle new grange was established for
several years, and many of the exist
ing ones forfeited their charters and
abandoned the work. In fact, this de
cadence has continued down to the
present time. The 25,000 members re
ported in 1S75 have dwindled to lass
than 13,000, and the grange as an in
stitution is now rarely heard of, where
as it was once talked about in all di
rections and regarded with national
curiosity and eager expectations.
There is a reason, of course, for tho
decay of this order which started out
with such flattering chances of long
life and great usefulness. Its leaders
attribute its misfortunes to soveral
causes; but the whole story is told in
the single fact that it undertook to be
come an independent force in politics
and to dictate legislation in the ex
clusive interest of one class or oalling.
Its original design was perverted to
illogical and iadefensible uses, and it
thereby lost that advantage of popu
lar sympathy and .support which is in
dispensable to the success of any such
organization. The demagogues got
their mischievous clutch upon it, and
it withered in obedience to an inexor
able law of cause and effect If it had
resolutely adhered to tho ideas and
purposes with which it began its ca
reer, it would undoubtedly have pro
served and increased its power and
popularity, for there was much in
thoso ideas and purposes that com
manded the approval of all good citi
zens. Possibly it may yet recover its
lost ground and gain a new lease of
being and of progress by taking tip
the old plan again and sticking to it
with proper courage and sincerity.
That appears to be the conviction of
those who are prominently identified
with it, and who assert that the out
look is better now than it has been
before in many years. Tho farmers
have many reasons for desiring a so
ciety of that sort, and it could easily
be made profitable to them and to
the country; but iu order to bo ef
fective and enduring, it must avoid
the grave mistake of trying to make
itself a political machine, ad devote
all its care to matters of a practical
and legitimate nature.
A soLDrcrt named Sheridan has
been placed under arrest for criticis
ing army courts-martial as "hollow
shams." He is a private at "Willetts'
Point, N. Y. His offending language
was in a communication written to the
New York Herald. It takes shoulder
straps and a magazine to make the
perfectly successful war article theso
Tiie provincial secretary of British
Columbia, after a lengthy interview
with Sir John fcDonald, states that
the dominion government has decided
not to submit the case of the Behring
eizure.3 to the "Washington commis
feion. The question is not local, but
affects all maritime nations.
TnEHlinois railroads have agreed
to reduce local freight rates from 25
to 30 per cent It is a singular fact
that all tho successful reductions in
railroad charges have been made by
the railroads themselves, and not by
legislation, nor by the orders of gov
Election assessments in New York
city foot up 1,000,000, most of which
is spent corruptly, but all of which is
raised under the pretense that it is
needed to meet the expenses of the
election, which, for many reasons, are
heavier in that city than elsewhere.
It is recalled in connection with the
proposal for establishing courts of
conciliation in Iowa, that Indiana's
constitution of 1851 provided for such
courts, and that they were organized
in various counties with only indiffer
ent success, however.
The supreme court at Salem, Mass.,
has decided that a man must pay for
being shaved on Sunday, and that Tin
der certain circumstances, shaving on
Sunday "is essential to his health and
cleanliness." That settles it
A piece of timber 75 feet long and
31 inches in diameter, taking tip three
flat cars, has been loaded at Youngs
town, Ohio, destined for tho Panama
canal. Plenty of lumber in Clatsop
county to beat that twice over.
Senatob Mitchell is announced as
about to "introduce" soveral bills at
this session of congress. It'6 no trick
to introduce a bill. The thing is to
get it through.
The present congress is the first one
since reconstruction without a negro
LONDON' AND PAEIS.
The Differenre In the Social Customs of
tbe Two Cities.
In a preface to a new book, M. Fe
lix Pyat who knows England well,
having lived there as a political refu
gee for thirty years has indicated,
in an original and picturesque fash
ion, many points of dissiuence ly
tween tho social customs of both na
lions. The following is from the
preface of M. Pyat a werk:
"Paris is right-handed, lioudon left
handed. The Parisian coachman
keeps to his right, the Loudon one to
his left The former is seated in
front of his carriage the latter be
hind. Paris is compact, London
scattered. The heart of Paris is the
Hotel de Ville, that of London is tho
bank. Paris has a girdle of
fortifications and an octroi. London
has neither walla nor town duties
Paris increases by absorption, Lon
don by expansion. Paris is buiit
with stones, London with bricks.
"Paris has high houses and narrow
streets, London has wide streets and
low houses. Houses in Paris have
wide doors, as a rule, in Loudon the
doors are small. In fact, Paris has
its doors larger than its windows,
while London has its windows larger
than its doors. Paris has espagno
lette windows, opening like doors,
London guillotine windows. Paris
has its shutters outside, London in
side. Paris collectivist, London indi
"Paris dwells in masses, inside bar
racks and convents. London lives in
private, a homo for each family. Par
is has its porter (doorkeeper), Lon
don its key. Paris has its public
cafes, iiondon its exclusive clubs.
Paris sleeps in a bed placed along
side tho wall, London in tbe middle
of the room. Paris rises early, Lon
don late. Paris pronounces cacao,
London cocoa. Paris is
large, London is enormous. Paris
dines, London eats. Paris takes two
meals a day, London four. London,
says Voltaire, has a hundred religions
and ono sause. Paris has a hundred
sauces and no religion.
"London has a three-pronged fork,
Paris a four-pronged one. Paris uses
a napkin, London the table-cloth.
Paris eats corn, London drinks
it Paris eats boiled meat, London
roasted. Paris eats fried potatoes,
London boiled. Paris loaves are long,
London loaves are square. Paris
likes the white of turnips, Loudon
the green. Paris puts butter on its
brioches, London on its bread. Paris
drinks wine, London beer. Paris
takes coffee, London tea. Paris at
table is sociable, London isolated.
"Paris is gay, London dull. Paris
whips the horses, London flogs its
criminals. Paris lounges, London
goes. Paris makes laws during tho
day, London during the night Par
is has spring showers in March, Lon
don in April. London has but few
soldiers, Paris too many. In Paris
the soldier is a power, in London a
nonentity. The Paris soldier wears red
trousers and a blue coat, the London
soldier a red coat and blue trousers.
Tho former is always armed, the lat
ter carries a short stick. The Pans
soldier is a conscript, the London sol
dier a volunteer. In Paris priests
celebrate tho marriages, in London
they themselves get married.
"In Paris girls are rigidly guarded,
in London they aie free. In Paris
married women aro free, in London
they are not Paris opens its muse
ums on Sundays, London on week
days. In Paris churches are always
open, iu Loudon they are nearly al
ways closed. Paris warms herself
with wood, London with coal.
"Paris buries her dead too soon,
London too late. Paris throws her
refuse into the street, London keeps
it inside. Paris retains her sewage
in the house, London throws it at
once into tho Tiver. Paris has more
mad people, London more idiots.
Paris has more suicides, London more
homicides. Paris is more of an artist,
London more of a merchant. In Par
is men are more lively than horses, in
London horses are more frisky than
men. PariB works, London traffics.
"London is religious, Paris hu
mane. Paris is democratic, London
aristocratic. Paris workmen call each
other citizens, London workmen me
chanics. The former work in their
blouses, the latter in coats. "Working
Paris wears a casquette (a cap), work
ing London a hat Canaille Paris
fights with tho feet, a London mob
with its fists. Working Paris calls
the pawnbroker 'my aunt,' working
London 'my uncle.' "
lie "Wanted Gentlemen Oysters.
"Dozen fried male oysters," yelled
a man who walked into Montgomery's
early this morning.
"What ails the fellowf'
"He wants the best oysters. He is
an epicure. He knows that the males
are counted the best and most invig
orating." "How do you tell 'em?"
"Easy enough," said Montgomery
dishing out a lot on a marble slab
and with a knife prying open the
lips. "There, see; those that have
black lips are gentlemen oysters, but
those that have white lips are lady
oysters. That black spot yon see is
the heart It is near the mouth, but
the oyster is pretty near all mouth or
stomach; in fact, his mouth runs
half around his body. There are his
ears and eyes. They are small, but
answer his purpose. He has no nose.
He don't need any. There's a fellow
wants a stew, so Pll have to stop my
discourse." Cincinnati Telegram.
A hurt to any part of the body by con
tusion, caused b' coming in contact vio
lently with some other body, the contused
b!ovl iu the part injured showing a dark
mark to the extent of the hurt, is a
brnNe. As to the eJFeot of such injuries,
great or small, natural action is disturbed,
hi fin- are closgcd.circulation imrjeded,
eonctstion sets in and pains ensue. Na
ture is impatient of any impediment to
lis regular order ; it tries to force the cir
culation through its proper channels thus
loetl and pain intensifies. It may in
ni'iior hurts after longand painful etlorts
rviire tho functions and by slow degrees
hfai itself, but pain is its 'signal of clis-m-.s,
ami the greater the pain the louder
it Us for help: andso longaspain lasts.
t !ids that help. What is that help?
Something that will enetrate deeply,
stimulate and soothe, and by vigorous
applications subdue the congestion. With
nature's aid it clears away the obstruc
tions, heals theinjured tissue and restores.
How quickly tins can be done is seen in
the rapid disapjKsirance of the black
marks, and this. is the specific action, the
healing process of St. Jacobs Oil. It is
tlit thing needed and just what nature
calls for in the cure of bruises, as thou
Mtnds testify ho hae tried it. But the
conditions in cuts and wounds area little
diilerent. although the principles of heal
ing are the same. The tissues are sepa-rau-d.
lacerated and torn apart, besides
being bruised, and nature's dibit is in
rt'iiMtieil in tryinir to bring the parts to
gether to begin the process of healing.
Hurdlvany one would pour into n gaping
wouud a remedy for relief, but so soon as
nature brings together the parts and they
adhere, which is almost instantly, St.
Jacobs Oil, confirms the action of nature.
Jewelry, Watches and Clocks
Suitable for Holiday Pres
ents at Lowest Prices.
Watch and Clock Repairing n Specialty.
Co to Norah Rappleyea's,
FOR A FULL ASSORTMENT
Of Fancy Work Materials. Latent M1es in
Handkerchiefs ; also a full lino of
Ladies invited to call and examine uoodc.
Stamping Done to Order.
CassStreet, One door South of Printing Of
fice. Republican Convention.
The Delegates to the Astoria Republican
City Convention will meet In conveuslon for
the purpose of nominating candidates lor
the various city ofllces, at tlie Court House,
In Astoria, Oregon, on Saturdav, December
10. 1RS7, at 7 i o'clock, v. M.
By order the Committee
Astoria Art Studio.
Mrs. Allie M. Davidson,
Has re-opened her Classes for lessons iu Oil,
Water Color, Crayou, Pastel, etc.
Painting on Plush, Velvet and Sal in.
Terms, 50 cents per lesson.
Hours. 9 to 12, and 1 to 4 --'SO.
Room 1, oer old City Cook store.
And Ball By The
Scandinavian Benevolent Society,
At Ross' Opera House,
December 29th, 1837.
Children's Christmas Festival from 4 to 8
o'clock iu the Afternoon. Grand Ball arter
The Western Amateur Band has been se
cured, aud no pains or expense will be spared
to make the entertainment a complete suc
cess. Admission, Children - - - 50rfH
(Each Child will Receive a Gift.)
Spectator (from 4 to S) ... 2."cIh
Tickets for the Ball - - - SI .CO
COMMITTEE OF AUUAXGEMEXM :
MAKTIX OLSEK. Al'Q DaXIELSOX.
Ekick Jonxsex: J. M. Olskx.
At a meeting of Democrats held in the
county court room. Nov. 19th, for the con
sideration of the coming city election, the
County Democratic Central Committee were
authorized to make the following cillfura
City Democratic Nominating Convention :
All Democrats and all others not Identi
fied with any other polirtcat organization,
and intending to vote the Democratic tick
et, who are entitled to vote at the comtnc
on the evening of December utn. at 7:30
You will then proceed to nominate ean-
oin:iri fnr tlm vinmu ..:.. m ..
, r -"j amices, ana,
transact such other business as may proper-
..- .....j V,. uiuujjih uciurc uiai convention.
R.L.BOYLE, Sec, Chalrma of Com.
For Supt. of Streets.
r tnVf thl intlirv.l n....n..-i w
as a candidate for the ofilce of Supcrintcnd
ffiJr!i! 'S.fMii?" " the ac-
tX '.iuFi.auc iiuminauilK conven-
,Ion J. T. LKA3Y.
Udag Agency of aiesirs.
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WHOLESALE AND KlITAU, DEALER IN
ine Groceries, Provisions end M Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
Tha Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
Kcceircd fresh excry Steamer.
is Now Open
The Largest aid
Hay, Oats, anfl. Straw, Lime, Brici Cement, Sand and Plaster
Wood Delivered lo Order. Dmjlnfr, Teaming ami Exjirexs Bnslftesi.
' 'fjiur ' 833 - iimjw I
TEK apnly to the Captain, orto
AT LOWEST PRICES IN
In Sexon. K'.rrythhjfj Warranted as
The New Model Range
CAN HE HA I) IN
Mi rifaUan yhdkdSiilk mt HEtoFlj
Axent. Call and Examine It; Yon "VIil he Pie.-t-eil. E. 1L Uaues Is also Agent for the
Budk Patent Cooking Stove,
AND OTHER FIRST CLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work,. Steam Fittings, Etc.. a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand.
. - -. Sf ;V&vr &xJiM: jA
mM life' ll?$T fiWi
UNEN GILL NETTING A SPECIALTY
hSTAIIJjISllED 1S12. CAPITAL, S.CO.O00
The Oldest and Largest Manufacturers of
IN THE UNITED STATES.
Salmon Parse Seines. Salion"Ponnil Nets. Salmon Gffl Nets.
, ETTish Xettinps oC all kinds supplied at the shortest possible notice, and at
the lowest rates. All made from onr
Shephard Cold Medal Twines.
Guaranteed to be the strongest and most desirable twino now made especially for the
PACIFIC COAST FISHERIES.
This TWINE is manufactured only by ourselves, directly from the raw material,
and costs no more in SETTINGS than the cheaper grades.
Send for samples; also for our illustrated catalogue. Highest awards at Boston,
Philadelphia and London.
American Net and Twine Company,
illsfe Is I m m
Finest Assortment of
jLvajc ' 'mill
Eben P. Parker,Uaster.
KnrTtViviN. FUEIU1IT erUHAJ:
II. V. PAKKEK.
ANY PART OF THE CITY.
Represented. Corner Chenaiuns and
ASTORIA, ONLY 01
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED DIRECT FKOH EASTERN MANEFACTORKUS
A LARGE LOT OF
tats', Lafiies' anil Gfflren's Hosier? anfl Memar.
Also a full line of . -
German Yarns, Saxony Yarns,
Victoria Zephyrs, Embroidery Silks,
Knitting Silks, in all Colors and Shades.
Sole aoent in Astoria for tho Celebrated
Schober Sz Mitchell's Fine Shoes.
W. T. PARKER, Manager.
COLT'S Now Lightning, 40 and 45-60.
COLT'S New Baby Shotgun, 28-inch.
COLT'S 44, 41 and 38, Single and Doublo Action Revolver.
Lord Conlin, and Diamdnd 22 cal. Pistols.
Our Immense New Stock
Consisting of J CA1I J.OADS of One Artibtic and Plain
Furniture- Carpets, Oil Cloth, Madras-Silk
LACE AND PORTIERE CURTAINS,
Dado Shades, &c, Has Arrived.
These goods were purchased direct fiom Eastern Manufacturers and shipped
before the recent advance in freight, the benefits thereof we propose to share with
Call and See Us.
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FII Ai HAHE
FKANK DEKUM rresMont
W. H. SMITH Yice-rresirtent
JOllX A. CHILD Secretary
No. 1G0 Second St.. rortland. Or.
I. W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or.
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Representing the Largest and Host Relia
ble Firo Insurance Companies.
All Business promptly&nd accurately tran
acted. Flavels Wharf, - Astoria Oregon.
CAPITAL STOCK - - S500.000
3FjLre cfc 3ki2?JLo.e
F. E. Reach ..President
J. McCraken Vice President
J. I)ewenben;.... .. Treasurer
R. P. Earhart........ .Sec'y aud Manager
J.Loewenberg J. K. Gill, II. L PIttock,
F.K.Arnold, F.M.Warren, .T.McCraken,
F. E. Beach, D.D.OHphant, F. Eggert
No. 33 "Washington street, rortland. Or.
R. L. BOYLE, Agent. Astoria, Oregon.
omce at I. X. L. Packing Co,
Deposited in Oregon, $300,000
S S 5- 8Q1, 2 8 3.
Royal, Norwich-Union and Lancashire Com
blnatlou Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
Germania of Xew York.
State Investment of Callfornlaf
Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation,
3IARIXE 1IXSUKAXCE COTEBED DY OOK
Eimore, Sanborn & Co.
For the Grand Opening
Drial .fe Co's French Shoos, and Laird.
Liverpool & London & Globe. North British
aud Mercantile of London and Edinburgh.
Hartford of Connecticut. Commercial ot
California Agricultural, of Watertown, New
York, London & Lancashire ot Liverpool,
Eng.. Fire Insurance Companies, Represent
In a capital of 07.000,000.
B. VAX iFSEJr. Agent.
Best Milk Bread aud
CAKES OF ALL KINDS,
Manufacturer of Fine Candles.
And Ice Creams.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In Candles.
K. U. JACKSON.
The Oregon Bakery
A. A. CLEVELAND, Prop'r.
tOol! Bread, Cate ai Pastry
None but the Best Materials Used.
Satisfaction Guaranteed Customers
Bread delivered In any part ol the city.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or
Machinists ani Boiler Maters.
Land and Marine Engines
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
r- . President.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary
I. W. Cask............... '..........Treasurer.
John Fox................. Superinteadenr,
New York Novelty Store.
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