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TOL. XX, NO. 81.
ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, i884.
PRICE, FIYE CENTS.
VILLAKI) MAKES AN ASSIGNMENT.
The Northern Pacific to l.e (oiuicted to
New Yobk, Jan. L -At ilie Kortb
ern Pacific meeting, Messrs. Morgan.
Billings, Cheney, Bullitt, Harris and
Belmont -were appointed as a commit
tee to consider what action should be
taken by the board, owing to the re
tirement of yillard. Yillard's resig
nation as director of the company
was laid on the table. The committee
was authorized to call a special meet
ing for the election of president. The
directors adopted a resolution com
plimentary to Yillard, and voted him
$10,000 per year for his .services dur
ing the time he was president of the
company. The finance committee re
ported the amount of money that was
still remaining from the proceeds of
the sale of the 818,000,000 second
mortgage bonds and other cash
assets specifically applicable Io a
liquidation of tho indebtedness em
braced in the circular to the preferred
stockholders on October 17th last,
amounts to 5,171.991, while the obli
gations against the same, together
with balance of the amount required
for construction and equipment,
amounts to $4,015,831, showing a sur
plus of 1,150,157. In addition io
this, the company has on hand in
cash a special fund applicable to the
payment of interest on its general
first mortgage bonds, due the first of
July next, amounting to 1,200,000.
Vice President Oakes, who has made
an. inspection or the road by daylight,
makes a lengthy report of the phvs-
ical condition of the property and its
future prospects. He states lha
with the exception of 100 miles, the
roadbed and track was found m first
The 100 miles of track referred to
will require to bo ballasted with gravel
to put it in proper condition for eco
nomical operation. This can be done
he said, with an expenditure of $S0,
000, which has been provided for in
the estimate of the operating ex
penses. He estimates the cost of
putting the road's equipment in first
class order at $421,274. The state
ment of earnings and expenses were
also submitted. The gross earnings
from June 30 to December 1, 1883,
inclusive (December being estimated),
was given at SG,G38.983. The operat
ing expenses, including rentals, taxes,
and betterments, to October 31. 18S3.
were 4,427,690, leaving a surplus of
8211,293. They estimated that the
earnings for the balauce of the fiscal
year would be 7,050,000, and operat
ing expenses, including rentals, taxes
and betterments, 2,923,000, leaving a
surplus of 3,127,000, which added to
2,211,203 remaining from operations
the first six months, woidd leave a
total surplus for tho vear ending June
30,1884, of 5,338,203. The interest
charges for the entire fiscal vear are
estimated at 3,882,341, leaving a net
surplus 1,455,952. The report also
gives detailed information regarding
the condition of tho country tribu
tary to the road.
New York, Jan. 5. At the North
ern Pacific directors meeting the ac
tion of the directors in ordering the
completion of the road is the most
important matter that was accom
plished to-day. The whole subjeot
was placed in the hands of the execu
tive committee, who will immediately
carry out the wishes of the board.
This action revives quite a contest
which has been going on ever sinec
Yillard's election as president and
before his accespion. The Northern
Pacific management, after thoroughly
examining the subject, agreed upon
Tacoma as the western terminus.
Villard's identity with the Oregon
Navigation Company led him to fa
vor Portland. The result of this
action will be that Washington Terri
tory will be Kndderilv Tonulated nnd i
Tacoma become a great city. ! lard really desired to nave tne u. xi.
New York, Jan. G. Henry "v illard - & N. Co. retain their prosperous trade
made an assignment to-dav for the ' it would be more in harmony for them
benefit of his creditors, to William , to fight against tho completion of the
Endicott, Jr., of Boston, and Horace I Northern Pacific railway than to en
White, of New York. He transfers courage the building of a successful
to them his property and also the 'rival. As events have turned out it is
mansion on Madison avenue, with 1 plain that every westward laid mile
instructions to dispose of them at ' of the N. P. K. 11. jusl so much dhnin
public or private sale, and io apply J ished tho value of the ocean line be
thenrneefidRns follews: First. In ihfi.tweeu Astoria and San Francisco.
payment or interest of a mortgage of j
x . ' "
200,000 upon his property. Second,
to carry out any exist
ing contracts for the comple
tion of the edifice, and pro
visions are also made for the payment
of-any indebtedness of Yillard to the!
Oregon Kauway and .Navigation Com
pany. The instrument further directs
that the residue, after the entire in
debtedness has been disposed of, shall
be turned over to his wife, Mrs. Fan-1
me Yillard. The real property, in
cluded by Yillard in the assignment,
is, a block bounded by Fiftieth and
Fifty-first streets and Madison and
Fourth avenues, including the man
sion recently erected upon the Madi
son avenue front of the property,
which is said to be worth 1,000,000.
The property was recently conveyed
by Yillard to "his legal advisers, and
was expressly excluded Irom the con
veyance to his assignees. The other
real property possessed by Yillard is
a handsome summer residence at
Dobb's JTerry, on the Hudson, worth
about 250,000. The amount of his
indebtedness to the Oregon Naviga
tion Company has not yet been ascer
tained, nor could any information be
obtained as to his other liabilities. It
is said lie is the owner of large inter
ests -in railroads and other companies,
ancLthatf Lis wife holds Government
bonds to the amount of 500,000. No
accurate statements as to assets, how
ever, were obtainable to-night, and
Villard is still too ill to receive visitors.
In the Swamps.
The great railroad contractor of
South America, Mr. H. H. Meiggs,
writes as follews:
Lima, Peru. "I wish to say of St
Jacobs Oil, that I am so completely
satisfied with its use, that I procured
a box of it I have used it with great
ertisfaction. It has accomplished
wbnders, and given great relief. It
will always have my positive endorse
ment as a ain liberator."
Shlloh's Catarrh Remedy a posi
tiveure for Catarrh, Diptheria and
Canker Mouth. Sold by w. E. Dement
One Evident Effort.
An old Oregon steamboat man
v. horn I visitod two years ago and
who had a large holding oi" O B. &
X. stock, begun to unload quietly as
soon a the squabble with Billings
ondod in Yillard's favor. Finding out
that he was getting rid of it as fast
as he could do so without attracting
attention, I asked him the cause of
it. He answered dryly: "I can for
give a man for running opposition to
me, but not for running opposition
Tin a triile in liie dark as to your
meaning.' was m rejoinder.
4'I mpan that Yillard has got hold
of a good bit of paying property, and
is spending all the money he can get
hold of to render it next to worth
less.' he fontinued.
'"And still I must .wk for further
explanation." said I.
"Well, to got at tho meat in the nut,
hero goe.s. Yillard bought out the
O. S. 1. Co. for four and a half mil
lions and raised it upto six, on which
valuation it has paid S per cent per
annum, as combined with ocean steam
ers. He was in possession of the
best conditioned and'best paying tleet
of river steamboats either in Europe
or America (when you consider the
cost), receiving on two of its routes
nearly five cents p?r mile. Not a line
in California pa-.s two. He
then goes to work building rail
roads to run opposition to his own
steamers through the most dangerous
and costly country, so that the ex
pense of construction for those roads
will eat up all tho earnings of tho
river steamers; and having left noth
ing but the ocean division I which can
be duplicated for two million dollars)
to pay the dividends on twelve mill
ions, he goes to work and bunds a
road to enable Oregon merchants to
buy at the East and spoil the traffic
of the ocean division. The day that
sees the Northern Pacific completed
will sec the earnings of the O. K. tc
N. so reduced that it will never again
pay five per cent per annum in my
life tini". He is merely running op
position to himself."
There was too much truth in this,
and I thought of it on the day (hat
O. & l. N. touched 99. He had seen
it from afar off. and now that the
thing is all over, nothing could be
plainer than the whole affair. Yillard
had, in truth, built an opposition
railroad to his own steamboat1', the
same line of steamboats, that had
made millionaires of Ladd, Ains
worlh, Thompson and Keed, to say
nothing of the fortunes they had
made for Buckle, Coe, the Bradfords
and Henry Olstead. The cost of
building and operating the road
from Bonneville to Walla Walla con
sumed all the profits of the river
steamers, while the burden of paying
the ocean division. Once the Xortfrn
em Pacific was completed, that divis
ion was cut in two and the profits di
verted to a line of railroad which
cannot possibly pay a dividend in the
next five years. The best judges of
steamboat property figure it out
eight years before the Pugct sound
lines can be made to replace the losses
made by the diversion of traffic from
the river division to the railway di
vision between The Dalles and Port
land; and as for the ocean route be
tween Seattle and San Francisco, it is
an even bet that the Queen of thePa
tijif. just placed on that route to
cover the absence of the George W.
Elder, will not make her expenses
from now until the day she is taken
ofT.-7'owi jhrrji, in Sunday Ore
It was thought by many, at the
time the consolidation of interests
was made, that those interests were
naturally antagonistic and that it
would be impossible to make them
It was argued that if ii
m, -i Tf 1--1 J.1"A"I1.
iae additional luea suggesieu is mai-
witn viiiards apparent iaea, it is nu
wonder that he was averse to build
ing the Astoria-Forest Grove rail
road. "FBESK CANDY
ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY
Patronize Home "Manufacture.
All mv C AND IKS are of the
A full assortment
NUTS, FOREIGN FRUITS. ETC.
JOHX S C&.ASSEX'.
0, Tell file Where Is Fancy Bre(a)d !
why, at Tin:
Astoria Bakery & CoaMoiery
Not onlv SUPEIUOH BIJEAD AND
CAKES AND l'ASTKY in great variety, but
THE LARGEST STOCK OF CANDIES
"Weddings and parties supplied with thn
most elaborate ornamental work on the
shortest notice anil on reasonable terms.
This is the most complete establishment in
ED. JACKSON. Prop.
C TTT F
'?, O.. JL. VSJL4JtaLJL
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Gats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIHE, SAND, AND CEMERT.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Bectoa street. Astoria
THE GREAT laLg
;rman remed I
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
Sore Throat, Strellinc, Sprntn. BruUes
Uurna. Scald rrort Itlu.
i.D ALL OTHEK B0D1LT PXI5S AID ACHES.
So'J bj- Dr&rxtsu ad Deilen ererywhere. Fifty Cenu a
bottle Direction! in 11 Lancntrci.
THE CHAKLKS A. VOBELEK CO.
SanmonuA.'OUi.LE2&Ca) BilUaore, 2L, C3.1.
The necessity for prompt and cfificient
lioiiM'liohl remedies is dally growing more
imperative, and of these Ilostetter's Stom
acii 15ittiT is the chief In merit and the most
popular. Irregularity or the stomach and
now els. malarial fe ers. li er romplaiut. de
bility. rlieumatiMii and minor ailments, are
thoroughly conquered by this incomparable
family restorative and medicinal safeguard
and It is justly regarded as the purest and
most comprehensive remedy of lus class,
i'or .sale by all Druggists ami" Dealers gen
erally. 5. AJRNDT & JFERCBEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
n.ri-.. st- -'ttf6iW
Doner ancp rss2?a
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
IMPORTED AND DOMES! H.
THE BEST BRANDS OF T03ACCQ.
Cor. quemoqua and Olney Streets, Astoria.
A, Y, Allen.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROFICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
8& R. M. LEATHERS
Has reopened his boat shop, over Arndt &
Ferchen's, foot of LaFajette street, nnd is
prepared to turn out
Alili WOKS GVARAN'TESI).
XEAI, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
JOS. P. LEATHERS
Fsftnerly OTer Arndt & Ferchen's Machine Sbo t
IS BUILDING FIRST-CLASS BOATS IN
the .hoD formerly occupied bv M. John
son on Concoralv street, one block west of
Hansen iiros' -Mill. Model, Material and
H " CELEBRATED iX
9k , ST03ZACE
Ed. B. Curtis & Co.
STYLE A$3 FINISH.
A COlYtPLETE STOCK.
Hardware ai SMp Chandlery
A. VAN 0U8EN & GO..
Har.lwars and Ship Ghandfery,
Pure Oil. Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine.
Wrought Iron Spikes.
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Paine :rul Oils. Groceries. He.
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Co to the GEM SALOON.."- "
ALEX. CAMPBELL, - PROPRIETOR.
Bicirre: Stkkkt, 'e,vu -Paiiker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AHD
LAP ailAEIE EMMS
BoilerWork, Sieamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. O-SLJSTXDKT C3-S ,
Of all TeHoriitIon.s mr.Ue to Order
at Short "Votlrc.
A. D. Wass. President.
J. G. IlUHTl.EU,Secretary,
I. V. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN &
Doors. Windows, Blinds. Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work..
A spaeialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumlr; Ore
jron and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds or bo.tt materia! 011 hand.
C. 55. B&1S 3L ".
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIH'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from whlcji to select.
"Window curtains made to order.
3"-My patent Trimmer to cut Wall IMner
will be lound convenient to my patrons.
Satmnii Hot Thraafls
HAVE NO EQUAL.
The London Fisheries Exhibition
HAVE AWARDED THE
The Barlioar Brothers Coipij
FLAX NET THREADS.
HOTELS AXD RESTAURANTS.
CI. 15. PARKRR. Proii..
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON.
Al. CROSBY, - - Day Clerk-
Phil. ROWERS. - - Night Clerk.
.la?. DUFFY 1i:h the P.ar and Billiard room.
Pirst Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A PACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Streei is the Best in
!2- has Aliraj s on Hand FRESH
Shoal "IVnter Baj and East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He has becu Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" In Kaappton aevenjear.
OPEN BAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Cup of Coffee
AND OYSTERS AT
Mrs. Powell's Coffee House,
On Main Street uct to Oregon Rakery.
XRV.' AXD "IVELIi EQUIPPED
L. Sena has rebuilt his establishment and
is prepared to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at any hour o the
day or night.
'flic flneat Liquor and Cigars at the bar.
Two doors vet of Ike Foster's.
u2S-Cm LUIGI SERRA.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Ckas. Wallnian has opened a boarding and
lodging house south of O'Rrlen's hotel, near
the gas works.
The table Is supplied with tho best the
market affords ; good food and cleairbeds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
(live me a call and satisfy yourselves,
Fiores lew Lie !
OP THE 'CHOP HOUSE
Can prove by his books that he Is doing the
biggest business of any
In the city, and he will guarantee to give
tlie best meal for cash.
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered to Order.
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
Mrs T.W. Eaton. Miss Florence Carnahan.
EATON & CARNAHAN,
Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
C. W. LEICK,
(Office over White House Store),
IS NOW READY TO FURNISH PI-AKS
and SPECIF! CJlTIOHJS or all des
A School of Drauehtlnp will be opened on
JANUARY 2d-next, at 7 p.m.. to which a
limited cumber of pupils will be admitted.
Oregon Railway & Navigation
OCEAX II VISION.
During the month of January, 1834. Ocean
Steamers will sail from l'ortland .for San
Francisco, and from San Francisco for Port
land every 5 dayn, leaving Alnsworth Dock,
roruanu, at jnumgut. anu spear street
Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 a. m.
Through Ticket sold to all principal
cities ia the United State. Canada and
Passenger Trains leave Portland for East-
em polnti, at 7:30 P. M. dally.
B1VER DIVISION' (Middle Columbia).
Boats leave Portland for Dalles at 7 :Ofl
Frl. I S it
AMoria and I 1 I
lower Co-1 I I I
lnmbia....lKAM fa AM r.AM fi All
fi AM 6 Ail
uayton. Or. ; 7 AM J iTAM,'
SS3iis::f !6H I
Victona.BOJl' AMlCAMlKAMiSAMif AlifiAM
Leares Astoria for Portland at 6 a. m. daily ox
Pullman Palace Cars running between Por
land.andSt.Fan!, C. H. PRESCOTT, JOHN MUIR,
Manager. Sup't of Trnttle
A. L. STOKES, E. P. ROGERS,
Assist. Snp't. General Agent
of Traffic. Passenger Dep't.
Oregon & California R. R
OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL
On and after Dec 2d,lSS3. trains will ran as
follows : DAILY (Except .-undajs).
Belv ccb l'OKTL V.D uiul Ii lXT'.-i PASS
Portlaud 7 :30 a. m Grant's Passl:20 a. m.
Grant'sFass lu:i0i. m Portland 4:5 r m.
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
l'ortland I :U0 i M.iLcbanou 9 o I, m
Lebanon t -.a a. m. l'ortland... 10 :05 a. m
Tlie Oregon and California Railroad Ferry
wakes connection with all Regidar Trains
on Eastside Division.
Between Portland am! 'or:Ill.
Portland 9 :0o a. ar.Corvalli- 4 :M v. ai.
Corvallis S :3u a. M.IPortland 3 :1M r.ar.
Portland 5 :00 p MlMcMinnvdle S :00 e M
McMinnvllle5:15 Aat'Portland 3 :C0 a m
Close connections made at Grant's Pass
with the Stages of the Oregon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
es-Tickets for sale at all tho principal
points In California, at Company's Office,
Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or.
Freight will not bo received for shipment
after 5 o'clock p. at. on either the East or
West side Division. .
R. KOEHLKR, JOHN MUIB.
Oen'l Manager. tsnp't. of Traffic.
A. L. bTOKES, K. P. ROG ERs,
Aast Snp't. General Ak'i
of ""raffle Passenger Dep't.
ilwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s
Astoria to Fort Steuens, Fort Car.by,
Connecting by stages and boats for
Oysterville, Montesano and Olympia
Until further notice the Ilwaco
Steam Navigation Co.'s steamor
Will leave Astoria
On Mondays Thursdays, and Saturdays
(Oysterville and Montesano mail days.
at 7 A. M.
Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and llwaoo
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 A.ai.,
as formerly, not being couQned strictly to
Fare to Fort Canby and Ilwaco ..75 cts.
E&""Ilwaco freleht, by the ton. In lots of
one ton or over, $2 per ton,
JSFor Tickets, Towage or Charter ap
ply at the office of the company, Gray's
wharf, foot of Benton street.
J. H. D. GRAY.
Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co.
Astoria to Olympia,
Fort Stcveus. Fort Canby, Ultimo
Cove. PrterHonit Point. Jio-
And all poiutton Shnalwater Ray, ami Gnu
Strs. or J- On Columbia Kiwi
GEN. CANBY. )
GEN. GARFIELD " Slioalwattr Ba
" MONTESANO " Gray's Hart r"
Connecting with Stage" over 1'ortage,.
Leave Astoria for Olympia, at - - 7 A. 21
On Mondiys, Tliursdays and Satunlavs
arriving at Montesano the day after leaving
Astoria through trip lu CO 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 Thuradaua at 6 A. hi.
Arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
An additional trip will be made on
Sunday of Each Week,
Leaving Portland at 9 o'clock
Passengers by this route connect at TTn'amn
for sound ports. u . a. ocvi x,
Q . THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Liw.
Room No. 6, over White House,
c. w. Fttroy. a. o. fuxtox.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and c. Odd Fellows Building.
X fc.A. BOWJLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA. OREGON
O J. CURTIS,
ATT'l" AT LAW.
NoMry Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellow3 Building, As
N.B -Claims at Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
1L" C. JIOliOKX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION Nl) IN
"J. KJ.O F. PAItlLKK,
ClatMop County,and Clty.of Axteria
Office: -Chenamus street, Y.M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
TK. X. C. UOATtIAK.
P!i7sican and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and io. Odd Fellows Building,
TAY TUTTI.E, H. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURQEON
Offick Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. ItESiSEXCK Over J. E. Tliomas' Dru
IP P. HICKS,
ASTORLV, - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
Late of Fort Stevens, has come to Astoria
for the purpose of practicing
MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
Will visit patients In the country and city.
Office m Odd Fellows Bulldine. Residency
above Catholic Church.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part ol Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
II AMBURG-AMER ICAN.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
GEO. P. WHEELER.
W. L. BOBB.
WHEELER & KOBB.
Eeal Estate I Instance Apts.
We have very desirable property In As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, line
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
AVe represent the
"toyal, Norwich Union and JLaues
shire Insurance Co's.,
With a combined capital of 83G,O0O,OO4.
TravelerM lafV and Accident Inatur-
mice Co, of Hartford, and the Mas
of New York.
We are aitents for the Daily and Weekly
Xoitlncant iyeics, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt, attention.
Advances made on Consignments.
W. E. SEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OKEQON
Carry ia Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded