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VOL. XX, XO.54.
ASTORTA, OREGON, "WEDXE SD AY. DECEMBER 5, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
The foUowing "Washington special
is given for what it is worth: It is
staled that last summer Henry Poor,
compiler ot the Railroad Manual, be
came satisfied that the Northern Pa
cific Railway Company was concealing
a large floating indebtedness, and that
its stock must suffer a heavy decline.
He formed a syndicate and sold stock
.short to the amount, it is stated, of
40,000 shares. The stock was above
SO and went below 4.0, and his profits
were in the neighborhood of $2,000,
fXX). Vhcn the facts came out Poor's
estimate of the indebtedness was
found to have been almost absolutely
correct Vhen the stock began to go
down it seemed to receivo mysterious
assistance in its downward tendency.
This is now believed to have been the
result of large sales by President
Villard, who, it is asserted, has prof
ited to lho extent of millions by pur
huiug the policy of Jay Gould in deal
ing with his own stockB. Many of
his friends have been entirely cleaned
Confidential instructions which
wore sent from Washington last week
to the commanders of American men-of-war
cruising in the Chinese waters
wore such as were usually commu
nicated to officers for their guidance
in relation to the action of our squad
ron in case of actual hostilities oc
curring between Prance and China.
The rights of American merchants
doing business in China, which might
l)e taken or attacked by the French
forces were fully explained, and our
naval officers wore directed to see
that their rights were respected and
maintained by the French and Chi
nese commanders. Strict neutrality
is to be observed in all cases, no
matter in what direction the sympa
thies of the officers may be. The
quarrel is between China and France,
ami is none of our affair.
The New Company.
A New York special of the 3d says:
The shareholders of the Postal Tele
graph Company to-day ratified the
sale of their property to the Postal
telograpli and Cable Company. .LAY.
Mackav was present at the meeting,
and about $15,000,000 was voted in
favor of the sale. A meeting of the
stockholders of the new company
will be held next Thursday, for the
purpose of perfecting organization.
One of the first things done will be
the election of Mackay as president
The Willamette Farmer in speak
ing of the "returning pioneers" says:
AVe have made it a point to ask all
whom we have met what difference
they have found between farming in
Oregen and elsewhere. The common
answer is that farmers there are very
industrious and cannot afford to lose
a day's time from work. They also
say that our people spend more
money on living than eastern farmers
do; in other words, eastern farmers
are more economical of both time and
money. They also unite in saying
that our farming is lacking in diver
sity of crops and suffers from too
great dependence on specialties, such
as wheat-growing, which too many
depend on to the exclusion of all
other sources of income, and fanning
in Oregon has not yet reached a high
grade of effort, but must come up to
eastern examples before it can fairly
succeed. Tho experience of our re
turning pioneers will be valuable,
because they will compare methods
and learn a lesson of great value to
all. All concede that the regions they
visited have shown better system,
more diversified industry, greater suc
cess in some respects, and that this is
accomplished by unremitting labor
and strict economy with close man
agement. Fannie" writes to the "Waterbury
American to inquire "how short-girls'
walking-dresses shall be worn," and
that idle journal says in reply:
"Really, Fannie wo were not previ
ously aware that they should wear
their dresses differently from long
girls, and, in fact, we are somewhat
embarrassed as to how wo shall reply.
But if we were a short girl we think
wo should wear our dress with tho
ruffled portion down and next to our
well, just under our sealskin. If it
were new and pretty we should wear
it long enough to let that Jones girl,
who had her old one made over in tho
fall, see it, before we struck pa's 'kick'
for another. Wo should not only
wear it while walking, but we
shouldn't be so conventional as to
take it off when we wanted to sit
down. These are only suggestions,
Fannie, but if you want authority on
the subject you'd better write to the
Col. Woolford, an unreconstructed
Confederate and congressman-elect
from one of the mountain districts of
Kentucky, has arrived in Washing
ton. He is probably tho roughest
diamond that has ever received con
gressional setting since the Republic
was established, and in his own way
he is sure to make his mark. The
first thing ho did was to have his
room reduced in its furnishings to
jmlitary simplicity. He had the car
pet first taken off tho floor. The next
thing to go was the hair mattrass and
wire springs; he wanted a straw bed
on the slab, and a straw pillow. Tho
curtains were torn out of the win
dows, and then Gen. Frank Woolford
moved in his baggage and was ready
to see his friends.
General Sherman was not christ
ened until after ho was eighteen years
of age. The clergyman objected at
tho ceremony to christen Mm Will
iam Tecumseli, on the ground that
the second name was a heathen one.
Tho future general of the army then
eaid that the namo which his father
had given him was good enough for
him, and if the minister didn't care
1 3 go on with the ceremony, he would
try to struggle along through life un
christened. Tho clergyman relented.
Save a corner in your cupboard for
St Jacobs Oil, the best pain-cure on
A Part Escaped.
A dispatch from the Austrian con-
1 i 11 L T1,. I,,,- Ol
bill at rv MHrumm uulcu 1a.cuiuci cru,
says letters received from Kordopan
announce that one-third of Hicks
Pasha's troops, including the English
officers, were killed in the recent bat
tle. The remaining two-thirds are
encamped at Rohad, receiving pro
visions from TakelL and asking for
reinforcements. Khartoum is re
"It is now learned," says the Wash
ington correspondent of the Balti
more Sun, "that the decision of tho
supreme court as to the unconstitu
tionality of the civil rights bill was
reached early in the last term, and
Justice Bradley was assigned to pre
pare the opinion. For private rea
sons he left the matter unattended to
for months, and the decision was not
ready for promulgation nntil tho be
ginning of this term. There prob
ably never was an opinion of the
court more mutually considered, and
the justices must have been thor
oughly convinced of th soundness
of their views, as it was not publicly
known that they had come to a con
clusion on the subject, and the decis
ion could have been reconsidered at
any time within the long period of
nearly a year which elapsed before
the opinion was prepared!"
The persistency with which men
who have graduated in crime cling to
their calling finds a striking illustra
tion in the case of Brockway, the
New York forger. This man has a
suspended sentence ot thirty years
hanging over him to be enforced in
case of his being detected again in
forgery. The sentence was suspended
on condition of his turning over
counterfeiters' plates and tools to the
officers of the law and giving cer
tain information. It wonld naturally
be supposed that if ho could not lead
an honest life he would select some
other branch of crime for his future
operations, the penalty of which was
not so definitely fixed. But he vent
ured again in the old business and
will now. doubtless, end his life in
the penitent iary, being over sixty
The much-mended Pinta has finally
started on her long trip around the
Horn to Alaska. She will receive her
battery on the Pacific coast provided
she is in condition to take it on board
when she gets there. The bravo
officers and crew have the sympathy
of all in their vovage. Washington
There is a young Indian at Winni
peg who makes a fat living by laugh
ing as a profession. He will laugh
five minutes for five cents, and the
ringing continuous cachination is
said to be worth the money.
The town of Butler, Pa., uses nat
ural gas for illumination and for fuel.
The whole town is supplied by one
O'Donnell, who was convicted last
Saturday of the murder of Carey, will
be hanged on tho 17th.
Way Goods Just Receivefl,
Rogers Bros." Platedware,
Willow and Rattan Goods,
Green River Cutlery.
ina Dinner and Tea Sets,
And a Full Line of
First-class COAL OIL a Specialty.
JORDAN & BOZORTH,
Cor. Chenamus and Genevieve Sts.
Astoria, Nov. 22nd, 18S3.
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGErABLES.
IOn. IF ATXXT.
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
Soro Throat, S well 1 or, Spratfta, BruliM,
Burnt, Scald, Frott llitoa,
15D ILL OTIltB BODILY PAI5S AST) ACHES.
SM by Drottttu and Dealers trerywbere. Flftr Ceati a
bottle. Direction, to 11 Lxniruce.
THE CHAKLER A. TOOELEK CO.
(SeMKnuA.YOvJElXKcO.) BalUaer, S(L,CS.A.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," it is a blood-purifier aud
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges the 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
that great generic disorder. Impurity or
Itlood. Such are Dyspepsia, uilliousness.
Liver Complaint, Constipation, Xcrvou Dls
onlers. Headache, Backache, General M'eak
ncx. Heart Disease, Dropsy. Kidney Disease,
Piles, llhctimatism. Catarrh, Scroftda, Skin
Disorders, Pimples. Ulcer. Swellings, c.
tic. Kinsr or the Blood. prevents and
'cures these by attacking the cause. Impurity
01 me oiooa. unemists ana puystcians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold bv Drug
gists, 81 per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c. In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
of the Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM. SOX & Co.. Props
ISutfalo, N. Y.
FOMffl & STOKES.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
In Hume's New Building
S. ARNDT & EEROHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
O JUL J A -
Boiler Shop x!!
All kiuds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE,
AIG. DANIELSON, - - Proprietor.
Rebuilt and Refitted Thronzhout.
The Best of
WISES. JLiqUO KS, AXI CIGAKtt
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
Corner "West 9th and Water Streets, Astoria.
0, Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bre(a)d !
WHY, AT TIIE
Astoria Baierj & Confectionery
Not onlv SUPERIOR BREAD AND
CAKES AND PASTRY In great variety, but
THE LARGEST STOCK OF CANDIES
Weddings and parties supplied with the
most elaborate ornamental work on the
shortest notice and on reasonable terms.
Tills Is the most complete establishment In
ED. JACKSON. Prop.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
Mrs. R. QTJINN,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
Crocliery nnl Glassware,
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED!
Northwe t corner Sipiemoqua and .Main
.Mrs T.W. Eat mi. M f v Flon-itce O.rimkaii.
Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows
CHAS. A. MAY
Mew Store, New Stock,
Toys, Fancy Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A FINE ASSORTMENT.
Squcmoquastreet.iiextdoor to the Empire
Call at MRS. E. A. HULL'S, A Choice selec
FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS,
Pictures and Mottoes of all Descriptions.
Card Hoard, Seta, a licrt.
Opposite the Astoria Candy Factory.
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC.
THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO.
Cor. Squemo'pia and Olney Streets, Astoria.
No. 4. First St., - - Portland. Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
The Popular Resori for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to the GEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL. - PROPRIETOR.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkstox Stkket, Near Paukku House,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
CEHERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND anfl MARIE EMES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Oral I Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotice.
A. D. Wass. President.
.1. G. nusTLKK, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Vork.
SllOp W 03?l3L
A specialty, and all work j-uarantced.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
C. II. BAIX & CO.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RB
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA. - OREGON
Gas and Steam Fitting
TVONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT
XJ fair rates. Also a complete stock of
goods in our line, intimates given ana
Cass street. In rear of I O O F building,
next 10 uas uos onice.
IIOTEJ.S AND RESTAURANTS.
PARK EE HOUSE,
11, It. J-ARKUH. Prop..
ASTORIA. . OREGON.
E. P. PARKER. - Manager and Agent.
Al. CROSBY, - - Day Clerk
Phil. ROWERS, - - Night Clerk,
.la. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
Pirst Class in all Respects,
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
JI has Alvrnj-N on Hand FRESH
Shoal Water Hay and East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lie tons been Proprietor or the "AHrora
Hotel" in Kimppton aeTea years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS
ter stand aud Coffee House on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
Every attention paid to patrons.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY" AND NIQI1T.
lifealtt H5 ceutM and upwards.
31 A IX 3TUEET.
XKW AXD WELIi EQUIPPED
L.Serra has rebuilt his establishment and
is prepared to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at any hour of the
day or night.
The finest Liquors and Cigars at the bar.
Two doors west of Ike Foster's.
n2S-Cm LUIGI SERRA.
Announces to the public that he has located
in the rooms formerly occupied by the City
Book Store, where he will keep a
Restaurant anil Clop Honse
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
Ills patrons will find the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of the best newspapers.
HLs reputation as former proprietor of the
New England Restaurant is a sufficient
recommendation for his new house.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. Wallmau has opened a boarding and
lodging house .south of O'Brien's hotel, near
the gas works.
The table is supplied with the best the
market atfords : good food and clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
Give me a call and satisfy yourselves,
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
IVootf Delivered, to Order.
Graying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses una Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
J. EL D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street. Astoria
REGULAR STEAM PACKET
"Daisy," and Barge.
Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Dock,
For Olney, and Head of Yonnps River,
Dally, at 8 a. m., (except Wednesdays and
Returning same day.
For Landings on Lewis & Clark's River,
On Wednesdays, at 8 A. 3.,
Returning same day.
jeFor Freight or Passage, apply on board
or at Gray's Dock, where Freight will be r
celved and stored, If necessary.
J. H. D. GRAY'.
Oregon Railway & Navigation
During the month oX December, 1383,
Ocean Steamers will sail from Portland for
San Francisco every Tuesday and Friday,
aud from San Francisco for Portland every
Wednesday and Saturday, leaving Alns
worth Dock, Portland, at Midnight, and
SpearStreet Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 A.M.
Tlironeh TieketH sold to all principal
cities In the United States, Canada and
Passenger Trains leave Portland for East
ern points, at 0 :00 P. M. dally.
It IYER DIYISIO.Y (Middle Columbia.
Boats leave Portland for Dalles at 7 :00
Leave Port- j it t "
land for I ?.Ion I Tu. I We.lThuJ Frl. I St
Alton and I I
lower Co-1 I I
lumbla..l6AM 6 AM KAM 8 AM
D&Ttnn. Ilr !7 AM TiM.I
Salem .... u . ,,l L .,.
VictorU.UO!5 AM ! AMIfiAM Jfi AM
Leires Astoria for Portland at 6 a. tn. daily ex
Pullman Palace Cars running between Port
land, and St. Paul,
C. H. PRESCOTT, JOHN M UTR,
Manager. Sup't of Traffic
A. L. STOKES, E.P.ROGERS,
Assist. Sup't. General A cent
of Traffic. Passenger Dep't.
Oregon & California R. R
OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL
On and after Dec 2d. 1S3, trains will run as
follows : DAILY (Except Sundays).
Between PORTLAN D and GRANT'S IMS3
Portland 7 :30 a. MlGrant'sPass-lo a. m.
Grant'sTass 10:C0r. m Portland A25 r. m.
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
Portland.-.. 4fl0p. M.ILebanon 9 0 p. m
Lebanon 4 A5 a. M.IPortland. 10 :05 a. m
The Oregon and California Railroad Ferry
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Eastside Division.
Between I'ortlttntl anil Corvullia
Portland 9 :0o a. 3i.Corvalli 4 -J30 p. ar.
Corvallls 8 :30 A. ar.lPortland 3 -J20 p. m.
"LEAVE. AT? "RUT?
Fortland 5 :C3 p MlMcMInnvilIe-8 M pm
McMInnvilleJJMS AMPortland 8 :30am
Close connections made at Grant's Tass
with the Stages or the Oregon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
KSTIckets for sale at all the principal
points in California, at Company's Office,
Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or.
Fris?llt will nnt. hf rppfffvAil fnr shmmnnt
after 5 o'clock p.m. on either the East-or
West side Division.
R, KOEHLER, JOHN MUIB.
A. L. ST0KK8, E. P. ROGERS, '
Asst hup't. General Air t
of rraffic Passenger Dep't.
liwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s
Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Canby,
Conuecting by stages for
Oystervllle and Olympia.
, JKPPf. Until further notice the liwaco
Steam Navigation Co.'s steamers
or "Gen. Canby"
Will leave Astorin
On Mondays and Thursdays, at 7 A. M.
Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and liwaco
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a.m.,
as formerly, not betas: confined strictly to
Fare to Fort Stevens 50cts
" Canby and liwaco 51 00
E57"Ilwaco freiclit, by the ton. In lots
one ton or over, 2 per ton,
p-For Tickets, Towage or Charter ap
ply at the office of the company, Gray's
wharf, foot of Benton street.
tl. 11. U. UUA.1,
Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co.
Astoria to Olympia,
Fort Stevens. Fort Canby, liwaco.
North. Beach, OysierviHc, North
Cove, JPetersonM foint. Ho
And all points on Shoalwater Bay, and Gray
GEN. MIXES, )
Strs. or y On Columbia Rivet
GEN. GARFIELD " Shoalwater Ba
" MONTESANO " Gray's Harbo.
Connecting with Stages over Tortages.
Leave Astoria for Olympia. at - - 7 A. 3L
On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
arriving at Montesano the. day after leaving
Astoria through trip In 60 hours.
Leave Olympia for Astoria on same days.
Columbia Transportation Co.
The popular steamer
Which has been refitted for the comfort o
passengers will leave Wilson and
Fisher's dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6
A.M. arriving at Portland at 7 P. M,
Returning leaves Portland every
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 A. M,
Arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
An additional trip will be made on
Sunday of Each Week,
Leaving Portland at O o'clock
Suday Morn i jr.
Passengers by this route connect at Kalama
tor &ouna pons. u . u. mjitul ,
Q B. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. C, oyer White House,
C. W. FULTON. C. C. FXTWOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C, Odd Fellows Building.
J Q. A. BOWIBY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Cfienamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREttOtt
Room 4, White House.
Qt J. CUJBTIS,
ATTT AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
N.B.-Clalms at Washington. J). C and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
QKI.O F. PAHKKR.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Office : Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
J) K. X. C. CO ATM AX,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 0 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
TAX TUTTLE, 31. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SUEGEON
OFFICK Rooms 1. 2. and 3 "Pvthlnn Bnllil.
RESirjENflK Over .T. E. Thnmat' Tlnur
P P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Itnoins in Allen' hiifldlncr im otnlro onrnof
of Cass and Sqemocqhe stret .
JQUt. J". K. XaFORCE,
Room ll. Odd Fellow3 Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for rainless extraction
Late of Fort Stevens, has come to Astoria
ior tne purpose of practicing
MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
Will visit patients in the country and city.
Office in Odd Fellows Building. Residence
aDove uatnonc tjnurcn.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part ot Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious ateamalilo
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any Europeaa
I-or iuu lmormauon as to rates or xaro,
sailing days, etc, apply to
1. YY.Ua. DC
GEO. I. WHEELER.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Seal Estate I iDsonce Apits.
We have very desirable DroDerty in As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
ltoyal, Xorwlch Union and Jjaaea
snire insurance fjcs..
With a combined capital of 830,000,000.
Travelers JLife and. Accident Insur
ance Co , or Hartford, and the Man
hattan .Life-insurance Co.,
of New York.
We are acents for the Daily and Weekly
Northicest News, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
Advances made. on Consignments.