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THUKSDAY .SEPTEMBER 27. 18S3
It is probable, says the Sunday
Gossiper, that some steps -will be
taken soon by the government to
investigate a new matter which is
of great interest and of which
much has been said and written,
viz.: The amount of property
there is yet in existence that be
longed to the confederate govern
ment at its collapse. "The full
truth has not yet been told," says
the writer, ''but such au investiga
tion as could be made would as
tonish the country with the magni
tude of its discoveries. Somo
years ago the treasury department
entered into a contract witb a
gentleman who professed to know
a good deal about the matter,
agreeing to give him one-half of
all he could discover. Though he
has had ample time to do so, I
have never heard that he has
made any report of the property
discovered, although there ar&
large quantities he might have
found if he had been possessed of
proper information. I believe that
in England and on the continent
there are many millions of dollars'
worth, and a correct estimate of
the value of all that could be ob
taiued with proper knowledge and
diligence would reach between
$20,000,000 and 830,000,000. This
may seem like a very large sum,
but when it is remembered that
both in England and on the con
tinent there were vast depots of
supplies and a good deal of mon
cy, both generally concealed under
the names of local firms and banks,
and the amount will not seem to be
overstated. That property was
generally in ships, of which there
were eight or 'ten of the best
build then afloat, arms and mu
nitions of war, money on deposit,
and cotton belonging to the Con
federate government. It would
perhaps be difficult to track the
last named species of property,
but a person who had the neces
sary information, which is still
in existence, would have no
great degree of trouble in
finding where the cotton went
and getting a good deal of its
value back. It is amazing to me
that the Treasury Department has
acted with so little intelligence in
this matter, and, considering how
it has acted, it is not at all supris
ing that none of the property has
been found. In 1SS1, while Mr.
Blaine was Secretary of State, an
American, who knows England
and the continent very well, bv
accident discovered on deposit what
he believes to be nearly a million
of dollars in an English bank.
On his return he communicated to
the State Department this infor
mation, with a suggestion as to
the manner of reclaiming it, but
then there was a change in the ad
ministration, and Mr. Arthur re
constructed the cabinet and Mr.
Blaine went out of office, and the
State Department became too
difficult to be seen, and besides, it
was incubating a thing it called
policy. So the American said no
more about it, and his inform ation
has never been utilized."
A Sax Fkaxcisco dispatch of
the 25th says: To-day's confer
once of railroad sphinxes, as mana
gers are termed, evolved nothing
important, as far as can be learned.
The Northern Pacific continues to
make the game, but who is going
to win is an open question. It
was rumored that Vanderbilt's
interest is no longer in the plot to
obtain control of the Northern
Pacific, and that it is now confined
to Gould and the Central Pacific
people. The uncertainty of "Wall
street had a corresponding
effect here. The probabilities
are that to-morrow's quo
tations will help "managers
to arrive at a decision. The
belief is that if Villard stocks can
stand the strain in "Wall street,
they will come off conqueror here
and secure, a good percentage on
the Pacific coast pool.
The herring fisheries of Scot
land employ nearly 500,000 peo
ple, one-seventh of the popula
tion. The boats represent a
money value of $3,000,000. The
annual yield of cured fish has risen
from 90,000 early in the century
to 1,290.000, and has trebled in
fifty years, while in the same
period the value of the -nets has in
creased 75 percent.
TnE following from the "bear"
column of the N. Y. Sun, is a
specimen of the sort of "Wall street
arguments that has caused the
present flurry in Villard stocks:
"Some interesting figures have
been computed by an amateur
statistician in regard to the North
ern Pacific road. The average
population per mile of railroads in
the United States is 475; the aver
age gross earnings are S7,000 per
mile; the average contribution per
capita of population is $15. The
Northern Pacific requires about
$10,000,000 gross receipts to meet
its fixed charges. The population
tributary to it is about 250,000, so
that the road must tax them about
$40 per capita, or three times as
heavily as any other road, to make
both ends meet, the population
along the line averaging only 120
inhabitants to the mile, or about
one-quarter of the average for the
roads of the rest of the continent.
Here is also another query some
"Wall street men would like to
have answered. According to the
annual report of the Oregon and
Transcontinental company, pub
lished on June 30th last, the as
sets of that company consisted,
among other things, of:
Stocks 128,535 shares Oregon
railway and Navigation Company's
stock, 151,300 shares Northern
Pacific Railroad company pre
fered stock, 162,792 shares North
ern Pacific Railroad company's
common stock $12,613,632.06.
These stocks, at the highest
prices they sold at, never repre
sented more than $39,000,000.
At the present quotation they
represent about $34,000,000. "Who
is to make up the difference?
Tnu pilots' war at Port Bads
and Southwest Pass has brought
about a conflict in the courts.
Under Louisiana law the bar or
branch pilots formed an associa
tion; but two members severed
their connection with the body,
and entered into competition with
their late associates. The original
association enjoined them. Then
other pilots got licenses from the
United States Board of Inspectors,
and the State Branch Pilot Associ
ation tried to deter them from
doing business. The new pilots
applied to Judge Billings for an
injunction, and he ruled that the
act of congress placing the jetties
and jetty work under the charge
of the United States government
repealed both the state laws re
lating to pilots and the act of con
gress affirming theselaws. 'There
fore the court enjoined the Bar
Pilots' Association from interfer
ing with the new pilots, or from
even making affidavits against
them under the existing laws of
Tub Philadelphia Press of the
25th says: There is no longer
any doubt that the raid on the
Northern Pacific aims to destroy
Villard's power, and it is almost
certain it will be accomplished.
The movement has been conduct
ed with rare skill, and it is be
lieved Jay Gould and his bear
companions of old time, Addison
G. Cormack and James R. Kecne,
were the projectors. The loss of
$11,000,000 in depreciation of
Northern Pacific securities has oc
curred almost entirely during the
last four days. It is unfortunate
that in this crisis Villard has not
been in New York. He is ex
pected here to-day, and his pres
ence will no doubt tend to re
store the confidence of friends of
Mr. Gladstone has held the
office of premier for a longer peri
od than it has been held by any
statesman except one in the course
of Queen Victoria's reign. The
exception was Lord Palmerston,
who was prime minister for nine
years and three months. Next
after Mr. Gladstone comes Lord
Beaconsfield, who was premier
six years and ten months. After
him comes Lord Melbourne, whoso
length of office was one month
less than that of Lord Beaconsfield.
Earl Russell is the next in order,
his premiership lasting six years
and two months; and next comes
Sir Robert Peel, who was premier
for four years and ten months.
A New York dispatch of the
25th says stocks opened firm and
advanced 4 to 2f later. Northern
Pacific preferred sold up to 65;
Oregon Transcontinental rose to
55; Northern Pacific common to
3i; Southern Pacific to 89. At
these figures the stocks named
showed improYdnent to 2$.
Will leave Astoria forGRAYS HAUBOR, oa
Saturday, Sept. 29th.
Wednesday, Oct. 3d.
At C o'clock A. M.
Returning, will leave Garibaldi at 1 r. m.
For particulars inquire of CLAUDE TilA
TEU. fillamook. Cant. Wlritcomb. onboard,
or J. II. L. G KAY, Agent
The new Steamer
FOIl SAILING-DATKS AND PAilTICL
liirs apply to J. G. HUSTLEi:. Main
street Wharf. Astoria : ALLEN &, LEWIS,
Portland; J. L.STOKY 'fillamook.
OYSTER AND COFFEE HOUSE.
Has re-opened at his old stand In Dr. Kin
HE NOW HAS TOE FINEST FfJRNI
ture, and accoiumddutions ot any res
taurant in town. Nothing has been spared
to make it first-class.
Private Koo ins for Ladies r Families.
Oysters cooked to order in any ol Frank
Fabre's celebrated styles.
ice Cream, Ice. Etc.
The nicest furnished rooms, jrood clean
beds, and best accommodations for lotlqcra
over the restaurant.
ESTABLISHED IN 1349.
SUTTON & CO.'S DISPATCH LINE
For New York.
80 DAYS to YORK
The New, and Elegant, A1 First
ceobgg s. HOMEC.
CKOWELL. .... Piaster.
Will be ready at Astoria, in a few days for
CHTRO, and having the most of her capacity
enraged will have tlio usual prompt dt.sp.itch
of this line.
Early application should be made for the
balance of disengaged room or passage to
Care of Allen & totvis Portland, Oregon.
Consignees in New York.
MESSlUi. SUTTON & CO.
Examination of Teachers.
THE QUAllTEBLY EXAMINATION OF
applicants for teachers, certificates will
be held at my office, opposite the Catholic
church, on Friday and Saturday, the 23th
and 29th inst, commencing at 9 a. m.
Id Co. Supt. Instruction.
UONGYEE GEE HAYING GONE TO
v China has sold his interest to Wong
Wah. who will continue the business under
the same sign. He has all kiuds of China
goods. Tea, Bice, and Oil.
Also Asent for China Labor.
LUM KONG GEE,
County Treasurer's Notice.
rgUIEBE TS MONEY IN THE COUNTY
JL Treasury to pay all County Orders pre
sented prior to October 13th, is&I. All such
orders will cease to draw interest alter this
Trcas. Clatsop County.
Astoria, August 20th. 18S3.
Notice to All Whom it May Concern
"NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A
JL1 certain promissory note mado by M.J.
T. Borchers in favor of .1. F. M. CoBun.l, for
the sum of $403.00. will be contest ed for want
of consideration, In whosoever hands the
same may be found.
Dated this lflth Sept., 1SS3. lwk
171IYE HUNDRED CORDS DRY II EM
. lock Wood, which I will deliver at the
houses of customers for $4 a cord.
Draylng or all kinds done at reasonable
rates. IL R. MARION.
TEN SHARES SCANDINAVIAN FKG.
Co. Cannery stock. Also two fishing
boats with gear complete, together with lot
old web. c. W. STONE.
Notice to the Public.
ALL FARTIES INDEBTED TO ME ARE
notified that I have placed my accounts
in the hands or Shelman E. Morton, for col
lection. Any account remaining unpaid after the
30th of this month will be handed to my at
torney for legal action thereon.
"TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the
Iri annual meeting of the Stockholders of
the Occident Packing Co. will be held at
their office October -1. 18S3, for the purpose
of electing a board of directors and trans
acting such other business as may come bo
fore the meeting.
ATTENTION SOLDIERS !
101,000,000 Appropriated in
1SS3 for Pensions.
AX ACT to relieve soldiers from the charge
of desertion aul grant all such soldiers their
full dues, and to grant soldiers marked as
DESERTERS honorable discharge papers.
AX ACT to extend the arrears of the pen
sion act and continue it In force so far as
widows ami children are concerned. AX
ACT allowing pay for horses and equipments
lost in service, etc Xearly every person Is
entitledlo an Increase.
I'ensionu, Bounties, linml Claims
and PntentH attended to.
For particulars call or address
C. J. CUItTIS.
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Solicitor of
Claims and Patents.
3loonis3 and 4 Odd Fellows building, As
SEASIDE LODGE NO. 12, A. O. U. W., BE
ing about to move their lodge room, offer
for sale some substantial furniture, consist
ing of tables, chairs, desks, carpet, etc. Any
one wLshing to buy can examine the furnl
tur by applying to the committee.
W. B. ROSS.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. 3. FRANKLIN'S,
IfEXT DOOR TO ASTOJIIAX OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
Window curtains made to order.
SSTMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will be lound convenient to my patrons.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. Wallman has opened a boardlncand
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
the gas works.
The table Is supplied with the best the
market affords : good food and clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
Give me a call and satisfy yourselves,
Ladies desirous of pro curing Goods
une quale d in Style and Finish will
take .pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATISTS and BEESB m
GENTS' FTONISHDSTG DEPAKTMEHT,
Everything is Complete
and of the best.
Jin unit u&
Have a Full Line of
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
ASTORIA, - OREGON
FROil 9 O'CLOCK A. 31. UNTIL 3
O'CLOCK P. M.
J. F. HouGnTOX-.............rrosideBt
Chas. IL Sroitr....... . Secretary
Geo. L. Stouv Axeut for Oro;on
Capital paid up in U. S. goldf
coin s aco 000 1X3
I. W. CASE, Agent,
Ciicnanius street, Astoria. Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOVHQN AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Ucjiresontins a capital of 07.000,000.
A. VAN DUSKN. Asent.
ILLGJJUS G. (1R0SBY,
HAOTABE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLUMBERS AND STEAM FITTEHC
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIN AND COPPER,
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM F ITT INC
Done with neatness and dispatch,
None but first class workmen employed.
.1 large assortment cfl
Constantly on band
ESTABLISHED IX 1852.
AEMES & DALLAM,
ilanufacturera and Importers o
Wooden and Willow Ware
Twines, Brooms, Brushes, Baskets,
rails, Tabs, Churns, irnshlioard.s, Hope
Cortlazc, "Wrapping I'npnrs, Paper
Ilacs, Unlldlns Papers, Hatches,
Handles, Clothes lVrlnzers, Car
pet Sweepers, Feather n ast
er. Stationery, Ac.
230 and 232, Front Street,
SAX FltANCISCO, CAL.
Grace Church Parish School.
Rear 9I Church Building.
THIS SCHOOL WILL RE-OPEN MOX
day, September 3.18S3. The moral train
ing of 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 3In
Kte, Dra-ivins and Calisthenics. If
found desirable or expedient, classes will be
formed in Higher Mathematics, Botany, As
tronomy. Advanced Music and Drawing,
for which light extra charges will be made.
Terms $i! a month, strictly hi advance.
REV. D. "WILSON. - - Rector
MISS ANNIE W. COimS, - Principal
MIS3M.C.TRENCHARD, - Assistant
For farther particulars applv to
REV. M. D.WILSON.
Drugs and Chemicals
an t v m
d. h. i
11 Mil CS
Prescriptions carefully compounded j
Day or Night. i
SMALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
SPREADS AND STOOLS
Slieet IkaDuuslo ,
Piano, and Organ Instructors.
STICK & KNABE PIANOS !
"President of United States"
"Governor of Oregon,"
And other prominent persons. Pianos anil
Organs of many leading makes,
wholesale and retail,
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
Largest House on This Coast.
Instruments of AU Kinds Tuned
165 First St., Portland, Oregon.
TO THE TEASE !
Messrs. Wm. E. Hooper & Sons
Have given us the EXCLUSIVE SALE for
Paeltlc Coast or their Celebrated
TWINES 1 ROPE,
Including aFuIl Line of
COTTON SEINE TWINES,
SAIL TWINES, ETC.
In addition to above, vc have on hand a
Complete Assortment of
Needle Brand Seine Twines.
Palmetto Seine and Wrapping
HENRY DOYLE & GO.
517 and 519 Market Street,
VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
AM eity assessment roll for 1SSS is now in
my hands for collection, and alt persons that
are indebted for the same mav save five per
cent, by paying said taxes before October
14, 1SS3. J. G. HUSTLE!.,
CITY BOOK STOEE.
We have to-tlay finished opening and putting in order the
Immense if csli; of d0is
nought in San Francisco by B. F. STEVEN'S.
C. P. MOFF1T will be found behind tho counter. His long established repu
tation as a good and reliable salesman is all that need be said.
You Wi!l Find Prices Lower than the Lowest.
B. F. STEVENS & CO.
TEIi :;::; Iy to th. Captain, o to E. r. Parker,
A mill. STOCK
Two doors east of Occident Hotel.
(SUCCESSOR TO JACKINS & MONTGOMERY.)
PLIWBING, GAS FITTING,. AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CilETwAJIUS STIVElvr, A'cxt to C. Ju Parker's Store.
FURNITURE SS BEDDING
AND DEALER IN
Carpets, Oil Cloth, Wall Paper, Mirrors,
Winfe Snades, Lacs Curtains, Picture Frames and Mouldings
. WINDOW CORNICES AND CURTAIN POLES
Complete in every branch.
MARTIN OLSEN &, CO.
Corner lilain and S.TUcmocaa Streets. Astoria. Oreson.
cuAnno AHn tdimfjiiuhq- uam dadcdj eta
tJUSUUS? yXtrWLV t-iHU lilMlMUinUU, i Ml Lit i-IU
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
AM. EKS3JS Or 2FUIZIT5JI2E I1EPAIREI ASI VA1SHISHED.
CHAS. H. WILLIAMSON & CO.
General Commission 3rokers.
ORice on Genevieve street, in the rear of
E. IJ. nawes' buihlins.
A General Agency business transacted.
READY FOR BUSINESS.
Saddle and Harness Shop.
A. J. CLOUTRIE.
All manner of Kepairinsretc, attended to.
Shop in Page's newbuilding on Cass street.
LATH AND SBZMGKLES,
In Quantities to.suit at Short Notice
STOXE A JDATXSSOX.
tf Opp. Parker House.
3 CLARA PARKER
Eugem D. Brock, Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAR-
11. B. PAItKEIt.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL BE FLEASED.
E. 1:. HAWES is also agent for the
And other first-class stoves.
Furnace "Work, Steam Fit
.ing3. otc., a specialty
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
fllagee Stores and Ranges
The Best in the market.
I'uimbing goods of all kinds on band. Job
work done in a workmanlike manner.
Leinenweber & Co.,
C. .LF.IXSXY7EBKK. H. EROWX
TAMERS Al GDBSMS,
Manufacturers and Importers of
LL KINDS OF
Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
as-ffishest cash price paid for Hides and
Brewery Beer Saloon.
ggThe Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. IT
The best of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.