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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23. 1SS3
One Way to Build the Road.
It is reported that at Salem and
otber points in the "Willamette
valley great concern is felt con
cerning the Astoria railroad, and
that residents are just as anxious
to have the road built as any As
torian can be. If this is so the
"Willamette valley exhibits a mas
terly silence, for except an occa
sional attempt by a Portland paper
to discuss the situation, no other
Oregon newspaper seems to have
an opinion either way on the sub
ject. If the good people of Salem,
and other places in the Willamette
valley that would be benefited by
a railroad, wish to have an outlet to
the sea; if they have been cinched
by Portland long enough, the
-way is open for those "who
demonstrate their will by sub
stantial effort. As Tiie Astoriax
said at the outset, so it still says:
now is a good time to build the
Astoria railroad. Accept Villard's
offer, contract for the work, and
guarantee the contractor to make
good the deficiency between what
the work costs him and the
amount that Villard will give for
the construction of the road. This
is subsidizing a man who claims
that he never yet was subsi-
dized, it is making Villard
a present of a good deal, but self
interest lies at the bottom of all
business transactions and if it
inures to the profit of this and
other communities to do that
which we suggest, it is policy to
do so. Otherwise, otherwise.
N. TV. Ayer & Sons' news
paper annual for 1SS3, gives a
good general idea of the news
paper business of the United
States, and contains a good deal of
general information of use and
value. Its publishers direct at
tention to its merits, but a great
deal can be learned indirectly by a
perusal of the work. Some one
has said that contrast is resemb
lance with the addition of a nega
tive. One realizes the full force
of the aphorism on noticing
among the statistics before us,
counties in Texas with a popula
tion of 10,000 and no newspaper
in the county limits, while in the
west and northwest, counties with
a population of 30U0 support an
exponent of civilization and pro
gress. Every part of the Northern
Pacific Railroad has been paid for
by the United States, says the
New York Star. That is to say,
the value of the land under the
grant of congress will realize more
than the road has cost. Supposing
this to be true, what value would
the land have had without the
road? How long before such
towns as Fargo, Moorhead, Bis
marck and Mandan would have
been in existence, and what valne
would the lands of the Red River
belt have had, with no market for
their produce? Jf the road has
helped the value of the land
owned by the road, has it not also
helped the value of the alternate
sections reserved and owned by
The present amount of tonnage
in the Columbia river is sufficient
to force the freight rate to a lower
point than has ruled for several
seasons. There are about twenty
thousand tons disengaged and
nearly sixty thousand more on the
way, or sufficient to move 120,000
tons of wheat. Two years ago a
scarcity of vessels sent Liverpool
freights to eighty-five and ninety
shillings. It would appear that
the iron ship owner who can get
sixty shillings for U. K. this sea
son will be doing well. Tha same
plethora exists in even greater de
gree at San Francisco, where iron
vessels charted prior to arrival at
sixty shillings, have been rechar-
tered at 43s (id.
The tariff upon China rice
is 1 12i per mat of 50 lbs. This
is about the same as a tariff of
50 upon a barrel of flour yet
the stupid "heathen" are content
to work for one dollar a day and
persist in eating rice at that figure,
when they might live on untaxed
flour for half cost! The Commer
cial Reporter thinks it is no won
der (hey wear tails on their heads
and eat with sticks!
An editorial, six and a half col
umns in length, reviewing the ses
sion of Parliament, appeared in
the London Times of the 25th ultimo.
Villard's Possible Retirement.
About the time that Henry
Villard started westward with bis
party of notables to drive the last
spike, came on the wind a rumor
that his great triumph was but to
end in being shelved, and that at
the coming meeting of the railroad
directors Mr. Villard would be re
lieved of the railroad presidency.
Since the continuous and deter
mined raid on what are known in
New York as "Villard stocks,"
this rumor is growing more pre
valent, and there are those who
seriously believe that Villard's
presidency of the O. & T., the O.
R. & N. the N. P. amd all the rest
of these companies, will soon be a
thing of the past. It is thought
that Jay Gould has a hand in the
present bear movement, but just
what advantage he could derive
from crushing Villard does not ap
pear. Far more probable is the
supposition that the Central Paci
fic railroad managers aie the men
who are behind the movement.
Certain it is they are the men who
are the most to be benefited by any
ocntinued break in the prosperity
of the N. P. R. R. The road
which was completed on the Sth
inst., if not finaucially embar
rassed, will in a year's time be in
a position to dictate terms to the
C. P., if it is not already, and with
its routes by sea and land can en
compass the latter line and force
it to pay tribute to its northern
competitor. All this is possible
under Villard's vigorous manage
ment. A less aggressive man
might suit some of the road's own
shareholders better, and it is by
no means improbable that Henry
Villard may be invited to step out
by the very men who would profit
most by strengthening his hands
The effect of Villard's retire
ment would be disastrous to its
prosperity. The life and energy
that the road and its tributaries
possess have been infused by him
and after him would exist but in a
The JPrcss1 New York special
correspondent, who is well "post
ed" on the Northern Pacific, but
of strong feverish proclivities,
says the following is the theory
put forth on the street concerning
the rumor of a Gould-Huntington
pool, to secure control of the Ore
gon Transcontinental: If it is
true that Gould has purchased any
large amount of Transcontinental
he has been enabled to do it
through the extravagance of Vil
lard. The floating debt of the
Northern Pacific is variously esti
mated from eight to fifteen "mil
lions, for which Villard will soon
have to provide. In order to get
money for the purpose the Oregon
Transcontinental began selling
Northern Pacific stock last week.
It was absorbed by some great
operator, who further sold the
market 4nd depressed prices.
After the Oregon Transcontinental
company had marketed sufficient
stock, Villard's plan was to issue
a second mortgage debenture, or
income bond, which was to bo
taken at par by the Oregon and
Transcontinental and paid for
with cash realized by the sale of
stock, and thus relieve Villard's
company of that much floating
debt. This was the arrangement
on Thursday night. It was be
lieved the great deal in stocks
was over, and that a public an
nouncement of the above facts
would put the securities of the
road at a much higher figure.
Yesterday morning, however,
large selling orders were found in
tho market and cbntinued all day,
and were attributed to Gould. It
will be remembered that Villard
caught Gould short of Pacific
once,and would not settle with him.
It is a street tradition that Gould
never forgets a. man who treats
him in that way.
The evening papers say that
Villard stocks continue the leading
feature of the stock exchange, and
sales of immense blocks came out
all day. Reports were current
that Drexel, Morgan & Co., who
had advanced many millions to the
company, had called in some of
their loans, aud that the holders,
being unable to respond, the
stocks were sold at market. Ore
gon and Transcontinental sold
down from 59 to 54-; Northern
Pacific from 3Sf to 34f, and pre
ferred from G8$ to 53J. Trans
actions in these stocks during the
week are said to have been the
largest ever known in "Wall street.
Sales recorded an aggregate of
1,000,000 shares in the three stocks;
about 525,000 in Northern Pacific
preferred, 275,000 iu the common
and 300,000 in Oregon and Trans
continental. Besides this large
amount there were immense con
tracts settled privately with the
bears, who reaped a harvest of
several million dollars. Jay Gould
vns reported to have been 'stuck
with 200,000 shares, which he
bonght, in the hope of sustaining
A New Orleans grand jury
has made a report which is causing
a sensation in the Crescent City.
The document sets forth that
office holders are corrupt, that
vice advertises itself with electric
lights, that sluggers abound, that
the food of the city is contami
nated through the filthiness of the
markets, and that the capitalists
evade their taxes.
There are said to be about C0,
000 drummers or commercial
travelers in this country, including
men who run around selling on
commission. Some of them ret
as high as $10,000 a year and ex
penses, quite a number get as high
as $3,000 to $5,000 a year, and
the average salary is about 1,500
and expenses, the latter averaging
$G a day.
Spuroeon says that it is possi
ble for a man to be a Christian
and belong to a brass band, but it
would be difficult for such a man's
next door neighbor to be a Chris
tian. More than forty-three thousand
books and pamphlets have already
been published on the subject of
electricity. No wonder we know
next to nothing about it.
The Court at Berlin devoted
eight days to the mourning of
Chambord, but the Court of Por
tugal got through the job in half
Since the beginning of tho cen
tury there have been twenty-nine
military revolutions in Spain.
Very little progress has been made
Q K. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor ai Law.
Room No. tf, over "White House,
rUONGYEE GEE HAYING GONE TO
V China has sold his interest to Wong
"Wall, who will continue the business under
the same sign. He has all kinds of China
goods, Tea, Rice, ami Oil.
Also Ascnt for China Iauor.
I.UM KONG GEE,
sei17 lm Tartners.
County Treasurer's Notice.
fllHERE IS MONEY IX THE COUNTY
JL Treasure to pay all Conntv Ordcis pre
sented prior to October 13th, 1SS2. All such
orders will cease to draw interest after this
Treas. Clatsop Count v.
Astoria, August 20 th. 1SS3.
OXE TEAM OF LAltGK HORSES, OXE
set of double harness and wagon. Also,
one new two seated lniusy.
Inquire of A. G. AL1.EX.
tl Tort Stevens, Oregon.
OYSTER AND COFFEE HOUSE.
Has re-opened at his old stand in Dr. Kin
HE XOW nAS TIIE FIXEST FURXI
turc, and accommodations of any res
taurant iu town. Nothing has been spared
to make it first-class.
Private Boo bis for Ladles or Families.
Oysters cooked to order in any of Frank
Fabre's celebrated styles.
Ice Cream, ice, Etc.
The nicest furnished rooms, pood clean
beds, and best accommodations for lodgers
over the restaurant.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10:30 A.M.
Instructed by the owner, Mr. C. Sutton. I
will offer for sale, on the premises, at Public
Lot 12, in Blk. 2,Shively's Astoria,
Together with the neat six roomed Cottage
Eesidencc and all other convenient bulld
hiRS erected thereon.
Also, all the Household Furniture con
tained therein, and one fine young Milch
Cow. Title perfect. Terms at sale.
E. C. IIOLDEX, Auctioneer.
Str. GHf. MILES
Will leave Astoria for TILLAMOOK, on
TUESDAY, SEPT. S5th,lSS3.
At C O'clock A. M.
Eetuming, will leave Garibaldi at 1 v. 3.
For particulars inquire of CLAUDE THA
YER, Tillamook. Cant. Whltcomb. onboard,
or J. H. D. G RAY, Agent.
Notice to All Whom it May Concern
JVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A
1" certain promissory note made by M. J.
Rnwhr in fnrnr nf .T K M fVillnrwl tnr
the sum of $403.00, will be contested for want
oi consiueraiion, in wnosoever nanus the
same may be found.
J. T. BOUCHERS.
Dated this 19th Sept, 1SS3. lwk
"CUTE HUNDRED CORDS DRY HEM.
J? lock Wood, which I will deliver at the
houses of customers for $4 a cord.
Draying or all kinds done at reasonable
rates. a. a. .maiuux.
pine Goods - Reduce
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and Finish will
take pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATINS and BEESS GOODS.
GENTS' FURNISHING BSPAEf MEKT,
Everything is Complete
and of tlie best.
Have a Full
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
FROM 9 O'CLOCK A. M. UNTIL 3
O'CLOCK P. M.
Hon Mutual Insurance Co.,
J. F. HOUGHTON-..
CilAS. R. STOIiY...
Gi:o. L. Stoky
-Axettt for G-on
Capital paid up iu U. S. soldi
coin $ MO 000 W
I. Tl. CASr:, .".gent,
Clicnamus street. Astoi hi, Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOnoN AND
NORTH BRITISH AUD JIEKCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Koproseatinif a capital of O.OOO.
A. VAN DUSEN. Atj;nt.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and .Oils
FLOUR AWD HIIT.Y, FJSEI.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capital Flour.
All sizes, at Portland Prices, in Stock.
Corner Chenanius and Hamilton Streets
Grace Chur.ch Parish School.
Rear of Church Building.
THIS SCHOOL WILL HE-OPEN 3ION
day, September 3.1883. The moral train
ing or the children will be carefully watched,
and made a special point. In addition to
the ordinary course of study there will be
instruction In the elements of Vocal Zln
Hlc, Wrarrinsr and Calisthenics. If
found desirable or expedient, classes will he
formed in Higher .Mathematics, Botany, As
tronomy, Advanced Music and Drawing,
for which light extra charges will be made.
Terms S2 a month, strictly in advance.
REV. SL D. WILSON. - - Rector
MISS ANNIE W. CURTIS. - Principal
MISSM.C.TRENCIIARD, - Assistant
For further particulars apply to
.re -i H,
w 2 x
ALL FARTIES INDEBTED TO THE
Arm of Prael Bros, are requested to
call aud liquidate their indebtedness.
ai mils i
CO l 3 WO " 2
ai Beiieie Sti
I Drugs and Chemicals
Prescriptions caraflilly coin pounded !
Day or Night. j
SttALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
SPREADS AND STOOLS
Siieet Music ,
Piano, and Organ Instructors.
STECK & KNABE PIM !
"President of United States"
"Governor of Oregon,"
And other prominent persons. Tianos and
Orpausof many leading makes,
wholesale and retail,
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
Largest House on This Coast.
Instruments of AH Kinds Tuned
165 First St., Portland, Oregon.
TO THE TRADE !
Messrs. Wm. E. Hooper & Sons
Have given us th EXCLUSIVE SALE for
Pacific Coast or their Celebrated
Including a Full Line of
CQTTOH SEINE TWINES,
SAIL TWINES, ETC.
In addition to above, wc have on ltand a
Complete Assortment of
Needle Brand Seine Tvines.
Palmetto Seine and Vrapping
HENEY DOYLE & 00.
517 and 519 Market Street,
X OFFER FOIt SALE MY BOAT FACTO
ry and 51111. with all the machinery,
Partios intendinc tolmy tn got fidl in
formation in rosard to terms by applica
We have to-day finished opening and putting in order the
iiris Sfocsls f Hoods
TSought in San Francisco by B. F. STEVENS.
V. P. MOFF1T will be found behind the counter. His long established repu
tation as a good and reliable salesman is all that need be said.
You WIU Find Prices Lower than tho Lowest.
3. F. STEVENS & CO.
TEIt apply to the Cnptain. o: to
A FUI.I, STOCK
Two doors east of Occident Hotel.
SUCCESSOR TO JACKINS & MONTGOMERY.)
- PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Aitendcd to Fromptly on Reasonable Terms.
CIEKA AiSir.S STREET, Xext to C. Iu Parker's Store.
FTJKKrtTURE S BEDDING
AXD DEALER IU
Carpets, Oil Cloth, Wall Paper, Mirrors,
Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Picture Frames and Mouldings
WINDOW CORNICES AND CURTAIN POLES
Complete In every branch.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE 25 BEDDING.
Corner lUain nn! Squcmoqua Streets. Astoria, Oreson.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRiMMIHQS; WALL PAPER ETC
X Complete Stoclr.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
CHAS, H. WILLIAMSON 8t CO.
General Commission Brokers.
Ofllcc on Genevieve street, in the rear of
A General Agency business transacted.
READY FOR BUSINESS.
Saddle and Harness Shop.
A. J. CLOUTRIE.
Alt raannor of Repairing, etc., attended to.
Shop in rage's new building on Cass street.
LATH AHD SHUTG-LES,
In Quantities to suit at Short Notice
STOXE & IXW'JLDSOX.
tt Opp. Tarkar House.
Eugene D. Bioch, Master.
For TO "WING, FREIGHT or CHAR
IS. P. PABKEB.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. K. IIAWES is also agent for the
M patent CooMbi M
And other flrst-clas3 stoves.
Fornaco Work, Steam Fit
hrnKs. etc., a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stores null Kanges
The Best iu the market.
Piumblng goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
Leinenweber & Co.,
C. tKINEXWEBER. H. BROWN
TAMEBS AND" CUBBBES,
Manufacturers and Importers of
LL KINDS OF
SWholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
csrllighest cash price paid for Hides and
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The fcesi of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.