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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 10, 1883)
Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, October 10, 1883
The Oregon Transcontinental is
the most complicated of the Vil
lard companies, as it is the one
about which the public is most
confused. The company controls
the Oregon Railway and Naviga
tion company, (holding June 30,
1SS3, 128,535 shares of its stock),
and also the Northern Pacific com
pany (of whose shares it then
owned 1C2,70'2 common and 151,
300 preferred), and has a lease of
the Oregon and California rail
road. It is, besides, engaged in
building branches or feeders to
the Northern Pacific, on which it
issues its own collateral trust
mortirase bonds. It will be seen
that the position of the companj'
is somewhat unique, since it de
pends almost exclusively for its
income upon the return it receives
upon its holdings of the proper
ties controlled. On the 30 th day
of last June the company's debt
outstanding (collateral trust bonds)
was $7,215,000, which at 0 per
cent, calls for $432,900 annually;
but provision has been made for
this interest for the next eighteen
months to come in a reserve of
8049,350, so that it is not a pres
ent burden. Of these branches
250 miles more are expected to be
built during 1SS3-S4, the greater
portion at$20,000 per mile,butsome
at $30,000 per mile, the latter cov
ering about eighty miles in "Wash
ington Territory, for interest on
which bonds an'd a sinking fund
the Oregon Navigation company
and the Northern P acific wi!! be
The lease of the Oregon and
California railroad provides that
the Oregon and Transcontinental
shall assume interest on the fund
ed debt and pay 2 per cent on
812,000,000 preferred stock. The
coupon due the 1st of July, 18S3,
was to be paid out of construc
tion funds, and in consideration of
the guarantee- of the 2A per cent
dividend, the Oregon Transconti
nental company was to receive an
extra allowance of $000,000 second
mortgage bonds. The road is to
be finished by the 1st of October
18S4, and in the interval it is esti
mated the Transcontinental com
pany will have to provide for one
year's interest on an average of
$8,500,000 bonds and 2 per cent
on $12,000,000 stock, or altogeth
er, $S10,000. "The current earn
ings of the road," says the Oregon
and Transcontinental report, "run
ning at the rate of $350,000 net
per annum, and the extra allow
ance of securities, will readily pro
vide for this amount." When
the road has been finished and
the bonds are all out, there will be
the interest on $10,240,000 first
mortgage bonds at 0 per cent, the
interest on $4,000,000 second
mortgage bonds at 7 per cent, and
a guarantee dividend of 2 per cent
on the preferred stock, imposing a
total charge of $1,134,400. But
the Transcontinental company's
officials estimate that the road's
gross earnings will amount to
$3,000,000 immediately upon its
junction with the Central Pacific.
E. T. Miller placed on our table
a specimen of one of the greatest
natural curiosities it has been our
privilege to witness for some
time. It consisted o a fir bough
coated to the depth of half an
inch in places with a clear white
candy. The specimen came from
the neighborhood of Bald moun
tain northwest of Kings valley,
where we are informed nearly all
the trees are so coated. It is evi
dently crystallized honey-dew,
and must exist in immense quan
tities in that section. The settlers
gather it and manufacture it into
syrup for table use.
against the world, Ttemizer.
Why lie Went WeBt.
"I've worked on papers fromBos
ton to 'Frisco, but never long at a
time. I love independence. Nev
er but once was I discharged from
a)paper. Horace Gfreeley advised
me to go west."
"How was that?"
"In the summer of 1S57 I work
ed onjthe TribnncfLud one Sunday
afternoon was seated, with several
others, in the large, co mmon room
of the reporters. Mr. Greely's
little den was roughly partitioned
off from one corner, but on Sun-daj-s
he was never known to be in
before evening. Taking a large
quid of tobacco from my mouth, I
offered to wasrer the iemonade
that I could hit a knothole in the
partition. J. "W. "Watson, since
the author of 'Beautiful Snow'
I've never forgiven him for it
accepted the proposition. I cal
culated my distance and fired,
making a bull's-eye, but before I
could demand payment, the most
fearful profanity was heard with
in, and in an instant Mr. Greeley
appeared with the tobacco that
had won the lemonade adhering
like a plaster to his otherwise .im
maculate shirt bosom. To the
fierce interrogatory, 'Who in the
blank! blank! blank! threw that
tobacco?' 1 was compelled to en
ter a plea of guilty. Mr. Watson
indorsed my statement that it was I
a pure accident, but Horace was j
dressed for a reception and couldn't
look at it in that light. He dis
charged me on the spot."
A ('tronicle editorial points out j
received government aid and
trrants of irovernment lands, and
who thereby, as it was supposed,
would give the public cheaper j
rates, are, on the contrary, just
those who have combined
IIULMll.UIl lllHCI lilies mail lilt I
roads built by private capital. It i
makes the government, tlirougn
. . ., ,
the indifference it has shown, re-
sponsible for this, and says: "We
warn this coming congress that
the people of this coast are deeply
angered over this long continued
neglect after so many years of
fruitless elTort and earnest agita
tion. TheT are beginning to say
of the . American legislature, as
Jugurtha said of the corrupt
Roman city: "Oh, city destined
soon to be sold as soon as it can
find a purchaser."
An Indiana youth, with the sug
gestive name of Gosling saw a
girl at church, courted her there
for two hours and at the end of
the next hour was married to her.
An Iowa editress says of the af
fair: "A man who does all his
courting in two hours and then
marries misses lots of fun. It's
like stuffing himself with peaches
and cream in five minutes and
then having dyspepsia the rest of
At ten minutes before nine the
other morning a man commenced
proceedings in a divorce in a court
at Shasta, Cal. The complaint
was made out, service acknowl
edged by the defendant, and as
the clock struck nine the decree
of divorce was entered up.
A cable message received at
the department of state from
consul-general Denny says that
quiet prevails iti Canton and that
there is no truth in the reported
assassination of United States
Consul Seymour who is alive and
At the Baltimore Oriole festival
the festive nature of the ceremony
was enhanced by the screaming of
125 tug whistles. They have
queer notions about enjoyment in
Dr. Chance, representative from
the Oregon Grand Encampment
of Odd Fellows to the sovereign
grand lodge at Providence, R. I.,
relates that while riding in the
grand parade, with the name of
the state on his carriage, he heard
people all along the line as he
passed say "Oregone" and saw
them staring at him. Finally he
heard the name properly pro
nounced, which caused him to
look at the speaker. The latter
inquired, Skookum Chuck? To
which the doctor replied "Nawit
ka." The people who overheard
this conversation became wild
with curiosity and regarded the
doctor with suspicion.
A New York jeweller has just
imported a diamond as big as a
hickory nut the biggest ever
brought into this country. It
weighs 125 karats, and will lose
30 karats in cutting. The Koh-i-noor
weighs 1024; karats. The
New York diamond is valued at
. . nn.
This powder never varies. A marvel o ,
purity. strength ami vlijlesonicness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and !
cannot ue sold in competition with the niHl-
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. StMwtiy in can.. ROY
AL llAKlXG POWDKlt Co.. 100 Wall -St. N. Y.
R . stomach
In chronic dyspepsia nnd liver complaint,
and in chronic constipation and other diseas
es, Hostetter's Stomach Bittors is beyond all
comparison tho best remedy that can bo taken
Asa means of restoring the strencth and vi
tal cncrsT of persons who aro sinking under
tho debilitating effects of painful disorder?,
this standard vegetable invigorant is confess
ESTABLISHED IX 12.
ARMES & DALLAM,
manufacturers and Importers of
Wooden and Willow Ware
Twines, Brooms, Brushes, Baskets,
IalIfi,T(ib, CbHrrjR, Washboards, Itopr
CordaEP, 1TrappInj Papers. Taper
Ruzs, Xlnllillns I'npcrs, Matches,
Handles, Clothes Wrlasers, Car
pet Sweepers, Featkcr liust
cr. Stationery, Ve.
230 and 232, Eront Street,
SAX KRAXCISCO, CAL.
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY,
AND PLANING MILL.
A full stock of home manufactured goods
constantly on hand.
Special Attention given to Orders.
All work guaranteed. Year patronage so-
I (111 .
to w sjs w& elm
FOAM) & STOKES,!
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Ilume'sXew ttuiMiiig
And are Keady to Supply
the Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
Wholesale aud rnlail dealer 5u
, MILL FEED.
Glass ang, Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Scarf Pins. Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
The finest stock of Jewelry in Astoria.
3rYlI goods warrantedasrepreseiited
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
SMALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
SPREADS AND STOOLS
Siieot Music 9
Piano, and Crgan Instructors.
"President of United States"
"Governor of Oregon."
Ami other prominent nersoits. Pianos ;uu
Orpins of many lenUiim makes,
wholesale anil retail, j
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
Largest House on TMs Coast.
Instruments of AH Kinds Tuned
GARDNEK . Bros.,
165 First St., Portland. Oregon.
Brewery Beer .Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to VI A. M
The best of Liquors nnd Cusus on hP.u-L
A deservedly popular place of social report.
' CEO. 1HLLKK.
Leinenweber & Co.,
a tKtNKN'WKKKK. . IHtOWN
TAMERS ABB CMRR1ES,
Manufacturers nnd Importer oi.
LL KINDS OF
! Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
F-fUghest cash price paid for Hides and
SiOTELS AND RESTATJKANTS.
!I. B. PAKKER. Prop.,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER, - Manager and Agent.
Al.CKOSBY, - - DayClerk
rhll. BOWERS, - - Hlght Clerk.
.Lis. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
Pirst Class in all Respects.
Fit EE COACH TO TIIE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
1 1 Ix:is Aluaj s on Hand FRESII
Shoal Water Bay and East
:-JEFF? IS THE BOSS CATERER.
I.c has been Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" in Knnppton seven Team.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A New Departure.
At Frank Fabrc's, is dally set a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7:30 PM
A FINE FRENCH DINNER,
With Half a Bottle Wine
Will" lie furnished for 30 cents.
Hoard by tfielSIonth, - S25 to S30
lodgings can he procured by the day,
week or month. 3Iy establishment Is fitted
newly thrrtughout. and everything main
tained in the best stvle.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEX DAY AND NIGHT.
McalH ." couth and upwards.
- - - ASTORIA.
A Good Cup of Coffee
riLS. TOWELL WILL OPEN AN OYS
lfi ter stand on next Monday, on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
She hopes careful attention will secure her
a sjiare of patronage at usual prices. l-lm
3!, PARKS R.
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement-ant! Sand
TV.-mhI llellvcretl to Order.
Graying, Teaming and Expreu3 Business,
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WirJES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
T' W. CASE,
I.V.i'OKTKK AND WHOLESALE AND tt&
TAIL DKALEK IN
Corner Clienamus and Cass streets.
ASTOKIA. - - - OREGON
No. . First St., - - Portland, Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Astoria Oil Works.
.1. II. DkI'OKCE. I'roprletor, T.O.Box 2St,
.liauura,cturer and .Dealer in
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will And my Skid Grease to he
good nnd cheap.
The Mm Bill
Thursday, October 11, 1883.
.Monthly tickets can be obtained at the
No disreputable characters will be al-
C. . & A. E. ROSS,
S. ARNBT & FEROHEN,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine -ShojJ
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. "
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkktox Stekct, Keak Park kk House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AHD I
LAND anfl HiEKE EHSDfES
Boiler Work, Steamboat W ork
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made te Order
at Short Ifetice.
A. D. Wash President.
J. G. Hustlkb, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer,
jonx Fox, Superintendent.
C. H. BAIN & CO,
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transom
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore-
Kon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on 'hand.
C II. SAIX Jt CO.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
BT-AIl goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House,. Astoria, Oregon.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGEHOY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part o1 Europe.
1AM AGENT FDR TIE FOLLOWING
well 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 aays, eic, appiy 10
BOZOBTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and 'General Insurance
fTTE WRITE POLICIES TS THE WEST-
TY 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, ofN.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.. havinc all the official
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined in the omce, upon tne payment 01 a
W ?i1tn havfl for sale citv nronertv In As
toria aruLaddltlous, and farms and tide land
Rents, and other collections made, and
BOZORTH S JOHNS,
Atrbtney arid1 Coiinisclorai Law.
Room No. S, oyer "VTbJte House;
J NAT. DUDSOX,
Atteraey at Xiw,aad. ifatary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
, " ATTORNEY AT LAW.
hRoonxfand 6, Odd Fellows Building.'
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Q J. CUSTI8 1
ATT'ST AT LAW.
Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, Nevr York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 2 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
N.B. Claims at Washington. D. C, and
W. T. K ICH0L3. b. 2. ABSZ3.
NICHOLS & ABELS,
Attr&eys aad Caaaselers at law.
Room 4, White House. - Astoria, Oreg on.
.Practice in all the Courts, Federal and
State, of both California, and Oregon.
JWFrench and German spoken.
V. ALM.ES ,
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
jQR. N. C HO ATM AX.
Physician aad Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Buildlag,
JAY TUTTIiE. M.JD.
PHYSICIAN AND SUEGEON
R2SIDSXf!K Otbp .T Hi nmm i'""n
JP P. MICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's buildlns un stairs, comer
of Cass and Sqemocqhes tret .
JQB. J. C LaFOKCE,
Room 11, Odd FeUows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for. nairdess extraction
Q.ELO P. P
Clatsep Cemmty.axiA GItyaf Astsrl
Office : Chenamus street, Y. M. O. A. hall
Room No. 8.
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
arOffice with Bozorth & Johns.
OEO. P. WHEELBB. W. L- EOBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
Real Estate bouzht and sold on Commis
Accounts adjusted and Bills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
f-Oflice in Hume's new building, on Squo
moqua street, next door to Foard & Stokes.
Has re-opaaed his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
On the Roadway, near his old location. He
wdl keep the stock of the choicest Cigars,
and Tobaccos, and a full line of smokersr ar
ticles, including the finest meerschaum
pipes. He will be 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 Compo unded