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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19, 1883
The resignation of Yillard from
the presidency of llie Oregon Trans
continental and O.IL & I. companies
causes a sensation throughout the
Northwest The causo is stated to be
that ho became impressed with a con
viction that it would not be proper
for him to continue as president of
all then companies whose management
he has heretofore directed, after the
completion of the Northern Pacific,
which is plausible enough. There
has been considerable complaint in
certain quarters that Yillard has been
using his position as a railroad- presi
dent wholly as a means of furthering
his fortunes of late, antJ that his
chief reason for holding the presi
dency for the last three months was
the opportunity it afforded him of
gaining information to be used to the
best advantage. Prom the fact that
the stocks were rapidly going down,
which movement was changed to an
advance upon the announcement of
his resignation, is sufficient evidence
that there was a loud call somewhere
for the action that he look in step
The details of his resignation
arouses still further surprise. It was
thought in several quarters that when
ho did resign it would be the O. & T.
and N. P. R. It. presidencies that he
would relinquish, retaining the O. R.
& N., which is to-day, financially, the
best of the lot. The effect of this
this change is not apparent On the
surface it would seem an abandon
ment of his interests in Oregon and a
transfer to Puget Sound. The O. B.
& N. is partly an Oregon compaay.
The financial combination known as
the Oregon & Transcontinental has
its intofests identified thoroughly
with this state, while with the North
ern Pacific, Oregon is simply one in
terest among many, the main interests
lying, as far as the northwest is con
cerned, at Pugot Sound.
Tiie latest theory of the "Walla
Walla U nion concerning political and
atato probabilities is that if "Washing
ton Territory is not divided the can
als and locks at The Dalles and Cas
cades will not be completed for a gen
oration. The reason given is that
both senators from the new state of
Washington would bo from Pugot
Sound and would be opposed to im
' provement of the Columbia. The
first thing wo know the Union will
bo joining in the domand for im
proving the Columbia river bar.'
"God moves in a mysterious way his
wonders to perform." One year ago
our friend in Walla Walla would
scarcely admit the existence of such
a stream as the Columbia.
TnE New York Financial Chron
icle of the loth inst. says: "It is now
clear that Yillard's July statement of
the Northern Pacific was too san
guine an exhibition. Nothing has
been realized on account of divi
dends on preferred stock, as esti
mated. Unless they are made his
total income for the year is reduced
to a million and a quarter. As to
profits brought forward from the pre
vious year, they are mainly lied' up
in Northern Pacific scrip, and can
hardly be considered available. The
whole balance is more largely nomi
nal than real."
At a recent meeting of the Senate
Committee on Territories, tho bill
providing for a civil government for
Alaska, introduced by Harrison, was
considered. An amendment provid
ing for the establishment of a school
to be open to the children of both
whites and Indians, was adopted, and
the bill ordered reported to the sen
ate. A bill authorizing the retiring
of army officers to hold offices-in the
territories to which they may be
elected by the people thereof, was
acted upon favorably and ordered re
ported. One of the new rules proposed for
governing the senate of the United
States.-declares that, after a notice of
twenty-four hours, the majority of
the senate may stop debate on any
question by a direct vote' on that
question, and thus prevent the minor
ity from talking themcasure to death.
Every deliberative body ought to
have some rule by which it can re
strain debate within proper .limits.
The, senate of the United States has
hitherto had no such rule.
It may be interesting to note, as an
instance of the costliness of modern
"war, that the total ascertained ex
penditure of France upon the war on
which she entered with a light heart
in August, 1870, is now declared to
bo S1,705,M0,000. As the war began
in August and ended in January.
this makes the cost to France of her
maroh to Berlin almost exactly ten
milhonsia.day, without counting the
permanent loss of two of her wealth
Twektx-itve newspapers were
started in Dakota during last Oc
tober. The reason for this extraor
dinary outburst of journalistic enter
prise'w&s tho act of congress which
requires settlers pre-empting govern
ment land to publisli the declaration
of their intentions, in order to ac
quire a-title from the government,
for .a jieriod of six weeks in some
newipaper of general circulation.
The official notice of Yillard's re
tirement was accompanied by a
statement that a syndicate liajMjeea
formed to take part of tho bonds now
owned by the Oregon and Transcon
tinental company, amounting to
89,000,000 or S10,000,000. Tnis will
relievo the company of a- larger part
of its debt so burdensome, and will
enablo it to resume a sound financial
position. The report otho condi
tion of the company will be. made as
soon as the committee appointed by
the board are ablo to make the proper
investigation, which will necessarily
occupy several days: but it was pesi-.
lively stated that the report will show
in hand aggregate stock fully amount
ing to the amount held at ihe time of
tho repott in June last
The New York Telegram saya:
"Although nothing official.is known,
it is xinderstood that an effort is malt
ing to dispose of Yillard, and that he
retired from the Northern Pacific
company in January, to be succeeded
by Frederick Billings, with Oakcs as
vice president and general manager.'
Yice President Oakos ol the North
ern Pacific Bailroad company lias
telegraphed the following statement
of the operations of tho company for
October: Gross' earnings, $1,397,
221; operating expenses, S611,5SG;
rentals and taxes, 833,111; surplus,
$729,52 L The gross earnings for No
vember are estimated tit $1,253,200;
operating expenses, $557,700: surplus,
As soon as it became known that
Yillard had retired from the presi
dency of tho O. & T. and O. B. & N.
companies, a reporter called at the
Mills building, but Yillard refused to
be interviewed. He gave out through
his seoretary, however, an explana
tory statement, thatj impressed with
the conviction that it would uot bo
proper for him to continue as presi
dent of all the companies whose maur
agement he had heretofore directed,
after completion of tho Northern Pa
cific railroad as a transcontinental
line, he some weeks since urgently
pressed Endicolt to accept the presi
dency of the Oregon and Transconti
France and China should postpone
hostilities until after the holidays.
Let the two countries exchange
Christmas cards and be happy.
ISr the nine yoars last passed 5H,
19G people emigrated from Canada to
the United States. In the last four
years -101.200 came.
jIotto for the girls next year:
"Look beforo you leap."
INFORMATION OF IMJ'OKTANCK IS
wanted of Hmst August Nyman, of Swe
den. Fredrik Holthr. of Norway, who arc
supposed lo be in ihis vicinity Infunnatirv.i
s a so wanted concerning Anton oKon, of
Sweilcn. ami Andrew Jveron, of Jfonvav.
hothdr wned on Columbia river last sum
mer. Any person having information of
either of the above will confer a favor by
addressing AltTIIUil WILS N, '
Swedish and Norwegian
dGSJt w-lt Consul. Portland, Oregon .
jrteyp V& Sailing Scho&ner
15S tons register, will leave Astoria, on. or
tiht:ssa.y dec. hhvi.
All freight now in Astoria, or that may lie
shipped by the O. K. & N. Co., care of f lie
steamer "General Miles" for Cray's Harbor,
prior to the date of billing, will go lorwaid
without delay. For ftntlier intonimtioii ap
ply to .1. H. 1. GIIAY, Astoria. Oregon.
Better tlian Any Lottery,
Because there Can be
Special Auction SafSof Real Eslate
To-dny, Dec. 18, at 11 A. 1,1. and
- t I 31.
I am Instructed to dispose of a limited
Choice Lots in the Beach Addition
lo OCEAK PARK.
At Public Auction to the Highest Wdder.
THIS TKOPEItTY IS THUS PLACED IN
the market in order that everybody may
have a chance to build or speculate on lots
in a Sea-siae resort which Is bound to be
Long Branch of the 'ortWest Coast.
Hundreds of lots have been disposed of In
lhisvichiity which have Increased In value
four fold in the Last two years
- The property now to be sold Laces the Pa
cific Ocean, aud tor sea bathing In summer
cannot be surpassed.
Title perfect Warrantv deed.
E. C. IIOEDEK.
Drugs and Chemicals
J. E. THOMAS,
1 1 1 I uiTCjrri
Prescriptions carefully compounded
Day or Night.
Thursday, December. 20, 1883,
. At 1 P. M..on the Premises.
T WILT. SELL TO THE HIGHEST" BID
JL ders without reserve, for casn, 5l acres
of land ):nr.wM as the P. G earn art Faini, on
Ate., ao cows 17 head young cattle, 1 horso
1 wason atid 5her farming implements,
J. V. GEAWIAKT,
E. C. HOLDEN, Auctioneer.
AstoriM, I.c. 10. 1S3. w-lt d-tf
MSS. A. MALCOLM'S.
TO CLOSE OUT INTEi: STOCK I WILL
sell for the next JU) ttuj-H all goods at
a reduction of 20 to -10 per cent against
former prices. Now is your opportunity,
Ladles, to s"curc bargains.
Xiook at tin) 2oIov2ur I'rlees.
Ladies Far P.eaver Hats, now $2.00, for
Girls' Moscow Beavers, nww 75 cent, for
merly 51 23.
Boys' Caps, now 75c to Sl.25, formerly $1
Misses HoouX now $1.75. formerly $2i.
Infants Hoods, now $1. formerly $I,"0.
Hosiery, now 50c, formerly 75c
Lace Collars aim Fichus, now 25c to $1.50,
formerly SOc to $2.
Ladies aud Children?' Linen Collars, now
15 to20e, formerly 25 to a5c.
Infants' Wool Sacques and UooLs.at a re
duction of 4o percent.
. J. ARVQLD,
Proprietor of the Leading
loot and Shoe Store !
Men's Heavy Boots,
rtrerfs Fine Boots,
Ladies' and Children's Shoes
IX EVEKY YiAP.IETY.
Xow is a chance to get cheap boots and
WONG SAM GEE.
HONO FA MS,
SUN SIKG CO.
rj'AVE OPENED A CHINESE STOUE ON
jUL Chennmus street opiioMtc ihe Astoria
iikery, whero-tliey will Keep on hand
T:a. S::5ir. Kf.cc, Chinese
Ami FHLTTSand VEGETAP.I.HS.
Astoria, December 1st, 1SSS.
Gas and Steam Fitting
7-0NEBYKUm)0CK & "WHEELER. AT
U fair rates. Also a complete stock of
goons in our nue. iwuinates given and
Cass street. In rear of T O O F building,
next to Gas Co's olllce.
X TUFTY MINUTES DRIVE FKOM SAN
. Jose. Cal.. on the Los Gatos Eoad.
Anew5-room dwelling house: between
5 and six acres of chojee fruit land. Dwell
ing built for saloon and store .
The property will be sold at a bargain, as
I havo too much other business to attend to
It. Terms Si, ooo-J:aIf cash; balance on
t ime with easv payments. Apply to
Astoria, Oregon. dltf-im
ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY
Patronize Home Manufacture.
All my CANDIES are of the
A full assortment
NUTS. FOREIGN FRUITS, ETC.
JOII.V P. CLASSES.
Stop That Horse!
USE THE PATENT SHOE.
HAS JUST RECEIVED A PATENT
Horscolioe from the Patent Office, for
the purpose of preventing all classes of hors
es from slipping on plank, or steep roads.
Horses snort with this shoe WILL NOT
SLIP. A trial will convince anvone.
I keep Two FirNt-eIrtNMSiioerH In
my shop. Try ihe NEW SHOE.
sorrCorns and. Contracted Hoof cure
No satisfaction no pay.
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET
By the Xisiit. liny. Week or Month
"VVrni OR "WITHOUT BOARD,
With use of Parlor, Library and all the com
forts of a home. Terms reasonable.
Apply to arRS. E. C. HOLDEN.
Cor. Main and Jefferson Sts.
IN LOTS TO SUIT. FROM: 5 ACRES TO
40 acre tract in S. W. corner of Chas.
Stevens' D. C. Title perfect. For particu
lars Inquire at office of . D. Raymond, City
Hall ; or on the premises or O. D. Young.
Astoria, Nov. 3d, 18S3.
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC
THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO.
Cor. Squemoqua and OIney Streets, Astoria.
Notice for Proposals.
BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE
secretary of School D!strlct No. 9, for
fencing and sidewalk on school grounds, till
Tuesday, the 25th inst. Plans and specifica
tions can be seen at Badollet & Coa office.
. J. E. JUGGINS.
HAVE FOUND IT ! ll
ONE PRICE mil !
The public arc Invited to call and examine our immense
stock tif Holiday iootK ceusistins of
Albums, Scrap Books. Wusi'c Foli.ds. Toilet Staniis.
Dressing Cases.. Fans. Picture Frames
Oil Paintings. Chromes.- Etc.
V NEW YORK V
vX ST0BE ! &
We do not protose to inveigle the public either by
false representations or such pernicious clap-trap as the
purported pureiiase of an Knstern Bankrupt stock at 2.1
pnt nn tbo i?illfr All nnr il!nliin ;ro britimnif mill
above board, in proof of what we say and claim, we would
respectfully suggest lo the public to examine and price the 5
goods in "Oilier Store." before coining to U3. and thus
satisfy themselves of the truth of our representations. j
The XTe re ITorls Novelty Store
You Are Sure to he Suited
Hall, Office, Library, Parlor, Chamber
and DINING ROOM, in
WAINUT, CHEERY, ASH, AND MAPLE.
Ve are without a doubt showing- the Largest and Most Complete
line of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, unequaled in Design, Work
manship and Finish.
We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs
and Colors in
Body, Roxbury, and Tapestry Brussels, Three Plys,
Extra Supers and Ingrains.
Are not excelled by any
north of San Francisco.
Nothing but the best
dispensed, and every
fort of guests.
Imported Wines5 Liquors and Cigars.
The Host Complete Establishment in Astoria.
AT THE ENTEAHTCE TO THE 0. E. & ST. DOCK
and Glutr Room
rrtr i i ' ' ' " .-
TEU apply lo :ht? Captain, or to E.P. Parki
?ine Goods -Reduced Prices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and Finish will
take pleasure in examining our
1ILKS, SATINS and DEESS GOODS.
GENTS' FUENISHIffG DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the best.
F. STEVENS & Co.
OX-H?" jSOOSL stohjs.
filAVK .1VH1' ISKCKIYKI) A STOCK OF BOOKS.
The vomit; :md oU. rich ami poor can all be accommodated.
Agents for the ftranich & Bach and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and
Western Cottage Organs.
Orders for all kin.'ls of Music or Instruments will be promptly filled.
21. F. STEVENS & CO.,
City Book Store.
THE NEW MODEL
A FULL STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
53- XL. SEl W JfcrJS,
Two doors east ot Occident Hotel.
r. ot.;kn .t. oustafson. a.johnson.
MARTIN OLSEN &, CO.
FURNITUBB 25 BEDDHTO.
Corner 31nln nnd rqticmoqua Streets. Astoria, Oreson.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER1 ETD
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD,
AYL KIIIS OF KEP.IIUED AUtD VABWISHED.
(SUCCESSOR TO .TACKfNS & MONTGOMERY.)
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CIIRA"ILTS 8TBJBET, Xext to C Jj. Parker's Store.
GERMAOTA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
CnEXAurs Street. Astouia.
The JBcst of Lager 5 Cfs. a Glass
Orders for the
Left at this place wilVbe promptly attend
"No cheap 8an FrancLsco Beer sold at
WJL BOCK, Proprietor.
Eugens D. Brock, Master.
ir TOWING, FREIOHT orCHAU-
U. B. PAKKEJR.
ST O RE
EATN'GE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
K. It. HA7ES Is also agent for the
And other flxst-clasa stoves.
Farnnce Wort, Steam Fit
inKs. etc. a spooialty.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
ftlagee Stoves and Kanges
The Best In the market.
Pmrabuig goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
The best o California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic and Foreign Clears of
the best Brands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomly between Eenton and Lafa
lm EORGE GOELIER.