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She gnUg steiaa.
Is Mr iUarcTs annua? report to
the stockholders of the Oregon .and
Transcontinental company, he report
eil to tuiiin that on Juno 30 lal the
Northern Pacific company owed the
O. T. company $2,719,299, and thst
the loans due hy tho latter company
were $S,uGl,457. From this it was
linferred that the Houting indebted
ness of the Northern Pacific did not
greatly exceed the former sum. The
annual report of that company, issued
Sept. 20, showed that on June Ii0 its
floating debt was $7,950,504, On Oct. G
the directors were asked to take slepB
toward authorizing a second mort
gage on the Northern Pacific prop
erty for S20,000,000, in" order to pay
. a floating indebtedness of S9,459,920,
and also to raise $5,500,000 which
would be required to complete and
equip the road. They had previously
understood, or most of them had,
'that the company had sufficient
moans for the purpose mentioned
At that time it was also understood
that most of the floating debt was due
the Oregon and Transcontinental
At a meeting of tho executive com
mittee of the O. T. company held De
comber lllh, at which it was decided
to pass the usual quarterly dividend
in the stock of that company, it was
discovered that the floating debt of
the company had increased very mate
nally since June 80. The company
had just received about 7.000,000 in
cash and second mortgage bonds
from the Northern Pacific company,
and one of the directors who had ex
amined the affairs and books of the
company, as far as he was jennitted
to do, olicited from Mr. Yillard that
it still owed over $1G,009.030.
A committee representing the Eos-
ton interest in the concern, tho syn
dicate of bankers that has negotiated
the Northern Pacific securities, was
appointed to investigate the affairs
of tho company. Villard furnished a
memorandum, writiou from memory,
of the assesls of the company. The
point; are that the company hold;
securities of the par v;.!tH of $02,009,-
1K), as follows:
Oregon Railway and Navigation
stock, $15,2J)!).O09: Xorthru Pacific
common stor k, sl;;.),K)J)!X): Northern
Paeiiic pn-.fenvi! :ck. 91G.750.tXH)
. sneru raciii.- . xnI mortgage
bands, Oregon and California bonds.
2,3,O0), with a varietv of other
sttenrilios to the amount of $S.75O,C0fl,
The market value of flies? securi-
tie is about $40,008,003, again- which
tiiare is indebtedness o alui S1G.-
ODD.OOD, leaving the not :&x'. of the
The incre ase of the iadr. 'tfduotv of
the company Tram StiQOjQW L ;J,
008,000 viifem sis innaths can be
accounted for only uoi the Uwory
that the functions for which Hie com
pany was forefied, namely, spocnla
tiiou, having Iveon osercisod down to
dtiio, and that the losses have result
ed from the protracted attempt to
wistnin in the market the securities
1 -of the Noriheni Pacific systei:.
Danrxc tlie visit of Lord Lionie
and Princess Ijoniso to British Co
lumbia, they were presented with a
large numler of valuable souvenirs
by the Indian chiefs of that prov
ince. On acknowledging the receipt
of them, Lord Lome promised that
on tfieir return to Ottawa they would
send out some mementoes or tho oc
casion. Although several months
have passed by and Lorneand Louise
have returned to England, the In
dians have heard no more of the pres
ents; promised, and naturally feelilxn
fcvc been forgotten. Having cx
preed their dissatisfaction at the
way in which they have been treated,"
Sir Alexander Campbolk minister of
justice, has taken the matter in hand,
which will probably lead to Lorft
Lome receiving a, reminder of his
promise, which he probably has for
gotten. The London Ti7nen is worrying its
'grandmotherly old head with respect
to what will -be "the gift or America
to the common stock of ideas." Well,
America has contributed to the iconi-
' ra'on stock," first of all, her govern
ment Second, she has given the
,v steamboat and the clcctrict telegraph.
The sewing-machine is also a pretty
good contribution. America, indeed,
is the -brains of the universe. Europe
must look for its progress and liberty
to the work that is being done here
iliy' tho- greatest race 6f people the
world has ever seen.
The State of Texas is to buy for
$200,000 the old Alma church at San
- 4 t Antonio in which during the Texas
war for independence a band of Tex-
ansj. opposing the advance of the
Mexican army under Santa Ana, in
trenched themselves and Jought to the
Inotll in1 AXn.,1 4 mi.
bnilding has Jbeen used as a waref
Sixce Tennyson has boon made a
A "tBaron all the versifiers in England
have applied, for the position of. poet
laureate. They "hold it truth with
r I diimwho sings to one clear-harp in
divers tones, that men may rise on
,1,,- stepping-stones of their, dead selves
to higher ihings."
's l? Tx is with regret wo note that very
little likelihood exists of -having any
'nadequato appropriataonifon Columbia
? ibar improvement pass the . present
PORTLAND AND YILLARD.
Mb. YiliiAbd's successes in Wall
street have been only exceeded in
magnitude by the misfortunes of
those who have leen associated with,
him. To .Portland ho has .behaved
patficmarlvshabbyT Portland was
his first prop, From Pprtland he de
rived his eSrliest prestige; in Port
land he found his first financial sup
port; to Portland he owed the assist
ance that gave him the courage and
opportunity to Organize his blind
pool. True, for a while he xctted
Portland, he favored the Oregon me
tropolis, and fed the Portlandites on
hopes but partially fulfilled. Now is
the winter of their discontent. Mr.
Y. has filled his private exchequer,
and his interest in Portland is nil.
No man is to be blamed for advanc
ing his private fortune, provided tho
manner in which it is done is not open
to rebuke. In tho instance of Mr. V.,
it would appear that though he let
Portland in on the ground floor, he
was in the cellar himself.
And yet Portland has no need to be
lugubrious. "What her solid men Tost
is only a portion of what Yillard cn
auieu tnem to matte, n.s cmei sm
against Portland consists in with-
holding information. But if all tolas
be true the same weep goes up from
greater financial centers. Schurz,
formerly editor of Yillard's mouth
piece, soems to have fared the best.
He is credited with having cleaned
up a million by tho judicious use of
pointers obligingly furnished by
The Northern Pacific Railroad
company's iron and steel bridge over
the Missouri at Bismarck is of four
spans, each 400 feet long. It cost a
fortune, largely because it was found
necessary to change the course of the
river to make it more manageable.
This was done by a dyke, which the
accumulations of the muddy stream
are converting into" an impassable
barrier against itself. The Missouri
at this point rises thirty or forty feet
at certain seasons, and is subject
every spring to tremendous ice
gorges, so that a bridge which is to
stand has to be very strong. Founda
tions for piors were therefore carried
to unusual depths, and a quarry was
opened by the company in its search
for heavy stone.
Tuc total number of sailing ves
sels of all the world is 48,704, gaug
ing 30,047,377 tons. Of these more
than ;i third carry th'e English flag,
and lew? than a twentieth that of
France, which ranlis seventh, being
below America, Italy, Germany, and
Tue claim of Ben Holliday .for
$320,153. to reimburse him for losses
sustained in carrying the overland
mail twenty yokrs- ago, has again
made its appearance in the wonate,
having been introduced by Senator
Frye, of Maine. ',-.
It is at least a conciflence that
Yiliard's downfall dales from tho
time that his 'double denling with
our chamlK'r of commerce was made
The Rochester Expms; calls for a
new coin, value G cents, for the con
venience of newspaper men sued for
Miss Scsax B. Anthony will winter
at Washington and keep her eagle
eye on the woman sufirage question.
Jroon HoADtiT, who will be inaugu
rated governor of Ohio next month,
doesn't want any fuss made over if.
Luci: has more to do with making
presidents than newspapers.
In Upper Astoria. Dec. 22d. by
lloiklia, diaries Larson and Miss
C. W. LEICK,
Office over White J louse Store.
TS NOW READY TO FURNISH PLXSS
L and SfJSUlEUCATlOA'N of all des
build; ncs, Etc.
A School of Draughting will he opened on
.TAXUAltY2d next, at 7 p.m, to which a
limited number of pupils will he admitted.
CHAS. H. READ,
THAT aiYSTERIOUS MAN,
WhoEiposcd ' '
THE KATIE KING MYSTERY
who has given his unique En-
lenainment, assisted oy
!t ORLLLA BEAD,
To Crowded nouses
In Masonic Hall, Portland, under the aus
pices of the Y. M. C. A. there, has
kindly proffered a benefit to the
ASTORIA Y. M. C. A., "
Thursday and Friday Evenings,
Dec. 27th and 28th,
Admission, ----- cents
Ghlldren,t - . HalfPrlce
See posters for further particulars.
Fo i stubs.
A FULL LINE OF
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
In liunif's New Huildiu
MRS. A. MALCOLM'S.
TO CLOSE OUT INTEIt STOCK I WILL
sell for the next :tO fuyn all goods at
a reduction of 20 to 40 per coat against
former prices. Xow Is your opportunity,
Indies, to secure harains.
Iiook at thn FolIoTt'ld? I'rireH.
Indies' Fur Header Hats, now SiOO, for
merly Girls' Moscow Heavers, iihw 75 cents, for
merly SI 2T.
Bovs' Caps, now T.'k: to SL25, formerly $1
Misses' Hoods, now $1.75. formerly $2JZ
Infants' Hoods, now 1, formerly $1.50.
. Hosiery, now COc. formerly 75c.
Iice Collars ana FIchns, now 23c to $1.50.
xonncrlvsoe to 52.
Indies" and Chlldrens' Linen Collars, now
15 to 20e, formerly 23 to 35c.
Infants' Wool Sacques and Boots at a re
duction of 4o percent.
Tnil-TV MINUTES DRIVE FUOM SAN
A .Tose. Cal.. on the Ios Gatos Koad.
A new 5-rooui dwelling house: uetween
5 ami six acres of choice fruit laud. Dwell
ing built for saloon and .store.
The property will he sold at a bargain, as
I have too much other business to attend to
it. Terms Sl.COO-Jialf cash; balance on
time with easy payment". Apply to
Astona, Oregon. d43-lm
Proprietor of the Leading
Soot and Shoe Store !
The new Steamer
N. 1. JOHANSEN. - - - Master.
Will lea v for TILLAMOOK, on
5750K SAILING DATES AND PARTICU
4? law apply to J. G. HUSTLER. .Main
street Whart. Astoria : ALLEN & LEWIS.
Portland ; J L. STORY TillamooJ:.
Tlie A l
Fnt Sailing Schooner
Ions register, will leave Astoria, on,
THURSDAY DEC. 27, 1HM3.
All freight now in Astoria, or that may be
shipped by the O. R. & N. Co.. care ot the
.steamer 'General Miles," for Gray's Harbor,
prior to the date of .sailing, will go forward
without delay. For further information ap
ply to J. H. D. GRAY, Astoria. Oregon.
THE THINGVALLA LINE.
' j Is the only
- r DIRECT LINE
Between NEW YORK and SCANDINAVIA.
First class Steamers aud good usage.
TicStrt- rorsalc nt A. 31. JOULYSO.VS.
Agent, Astoria, Oregon.
JOS. P. LEATHERS
Formerly over Arndt Ferchen's Macbine Shon
IS BUILDING FIRST-CLASS BOATS IN
the shop formerly occupied hv M. John
son on Cnncomlr street, one block west of
Hansen Bros' Mill. Jlodcl, Material asd
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC.
THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO.
S 31 0 ICE US' AJlTICIiJES.
Cor. Squemoqua and Olney Streets, Astoria.
0, Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bre(a)d !
3VHY, AT THE
Astoria Batery & Confectionery
Not only SUPERIOR BREAD AND
CAKES AND PASTRY In great variety, but
THE LARGEST STOCK OF CANDIES
"Weddings aud parties supp'.icd with the
most elaborate ornamental work on the
shortest notice and on reasonable terms.
This Is the most complete establishment In
ED. JACKSOI. Prop.
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET.
AT. MRS. GEO. HILLEB'S, NEXT DOOR
to Weston HoteL
ii i i una ii in ill inn iiiiiiiii mi if
The public art invited to call and ,x:un!, our immeiiM'
stock of Holiday OoK consisting of
Albums, Scrap Books. Music Folios. Toilet Stands.
Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames.
Oil Paintings. Chroma's. Etc.
Wo. do not Tiroi)os' to
false rcprPM'iitations or siieh i)crnicioiis cinp-trap as tht !
purported pim-hasi of an KiLstrrn Bankrupt stock at j
cents on tins dollar. AH our dealings an; legitimate and 5
above board. In proof of what we .say anil claim, we would j
respectfully suggest to the public to examine and price the
goods in "Oilier Stores" liefore coming to us. aud thus
satisfy themselves of the truth of our representations. 5
Th,e ITew "Xbrls SSoTrelty Store
MAL STREET. ASTORIA . !
You Are Sure to l)e Suited
Hall, Office, Library Parlor5 Chamber
and DINING RG0M. in
WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH, AND MAPLE.
We are without a doubt showing' tlie Largest and Most Complete
line of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, uuequaled 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,
Are not excelled by any
north of San Francisco.
Nothing but the best
fort of guests.
Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
The Most Complete Establishment in Astoria.
AT THE ENTRANCE TO
invpisle tho nuhlie fitiu-r 1v
and every 9
THE 0. R. &-"N. DOCK
TE!I apply to r..p;.i.ii. orti
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
line quale d in Style and F.inish will
take pleasure in examining oirr
SILKS, BATH'S and BSESS GOODS.
' GIFTS' FUEEISKQTG- DEPARTMENT,
Eveiything is Complete
and of the Dest.
iiavi-: .irsiT iiix'Eiy.ini a iiisioth stock of books.
Tlu- y-i:i, : ml -U!. llch ;uhI ior n all be uccominodatetl.
Agents for the Kranich & Bach arsd Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and
Western Cottage Organs.
Onit-js fur nil fcisiils of !us- ;r f sWntinrjits will be promptly filled.
B. F. STEVJEIfS S; CO..
Citj- Book Store.
THE NEW J
A FTJLTj STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
33. 3E2.. TTA VV'355Q,
Two rtoors ft.nst of Occident Hotel. ASTORIA, OREGON.
(Srcc'HsyOR TO .TACKINS & MONTGOMERY.)
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
C2IEriA3ILTS STREET. ?.ext toC L Parker's Store.
&SLjZ$xtjB.9 - OREGON
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
ETJKNITTJEE S BEDDING.
Corner ZUain and JSqucmoqua Streets. Astoria, Oregon
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER5 ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
AIT, ILETOS OF FUIilYI TITHE REPAIRED AUTD TARIISnEI.
pERlLYNIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
CHIWAXTa STEEKT. ASTOStA.
The Best- o Lageyl Cts. a Gifts
Orders for the
CeleWei Colula Brewery
Lelt nt this place will be promptly attend
53FNo cheap ' Saa Francisco Beer sold at
T7iT. BOCK, Proprietor.
Eben P. Par(wr,Master.
For TO WING. FREIGHT orCIIAR
II. Si. PARKER.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAJIINE IT. XOV
. WILL BE PLEASED.
K. 3C. ILVAVES Is also agent for t!i
Ml patent Cooiii Stova
And other first-class stoves.
Furnace "Work, Steam Pit
pings', etc., a specialty-
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
illagee Stores and Eanges
The Best in the market.
Piumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Jot
work done in a workmanlike manner.
The hest of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic and .Foreign Cisars or
the Lest Urands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concondy between Benton and Lafa
lm 0B6E GOKLIEK.