,'f . J VOL. XX, iNO. 1 10. ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1884. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. .V ' CO At&m A B a Y&ik wMSM Im A OF INTEREST TO ASTORIANS. Where Villard's Money Came From and How He Was Cinched. A gentleman "who divides his time pretty equally between the Atlantic seaboard and the northwest, and is creel ited-with a high place in the ros ter of well-posted ones, said yester day to a reporter that he declined to have any faith in the recent advance df the ex-Villards as permanent, and while convinced that the Northern Pacific is an admirable property, it must be at least sixty days before a genuine advance "will come. "I must tell you briefly," said he, "some an cient history, and it is so ancient now briefness is proper. The Oregon and Transcontinental had 51 per cent of the Northern Paoific securities locked up in their safes. Yillard pushed the road through with unex 'ampled rapidity and I want to say now, the Northern Pacific is the best built and best equipped road west of Chicago, and can be operated more economically than any -other west of the Mississippi determined to shed s blaze of glory around his achieve ments He got short of money, very hort Ho proceeded to hypothecate the Oregon and Transcontinental holdings of Northern Pacific securi ties and Drexel, Morgan & Co. ad vanced him the money on the collat erals. Why he chose the bankers I can't say; may be to placate them. Then Villard went off on his grand transcontinental champagne jubilee. His idea was to get the foreigners surrounded by ex-presidents and high officials; 'fill them up with an idea of his, greatness, and then say: 'Gentlemen, this grand property, in order to be ours, needs a few more millions; ante up and we have every thing in our own hands.' Meanwhile when Billings and everyone else who by a few .millions or by moral sup port, could holster up Villards, were way off beyond the Bockies, Drexel, Morgan & Co. saw an opportunity to deal Villard a blow. They didn't want to kill, but wound him. So they put some of these hypothecated col laterals on the market in small blocks. They raised a hornet's nest. SPIED THE GAME. The Wall street brokers saw the game in a minute, They knew just where the stocks came from, and when the bears started a downward move Drexel, Morgan & Co. were powerless to stop it Why, these brokers had a lot of pigeons on the Villard excursion who got off the train, when they got beyond civiliza tion and telegraphed, 'JSell so many shares N. P.,' etc. The street caught on and that settled it The pigeons soon found out that Villard hadn't even paid" the bills of the ex cursion except by giving his paper, and that hasn't been cashed yet When the party reached New Yorl; there was the deuce to pay among the Northern Pacific directors, and there was many a stormy session. Finally that 20,000,000 loan was ordered.! There never was a penny realized from that Subscribers have the bonds yet. George M. Pullman sub scribed to the tune of S3,000,000, in hopes of getting some of the money due him for cars furnished and none of these bonds will be sold un til people find out where the $20,000, 000 is to go; whether it is to be shoveled into the insatiable maw of the Oregon and Transcontinental or not. The idea of course was to . get a lot of big names on the sub scription list, and for big individual amounts, and then the bonds could easily be sold. You remember the meeting of directors in which Bil lings said: 'Gentlemen, I'm sick of this whole business, and Pm going to sell my holdings. You can buy 'em if you want to, or Pll put them on the board.' Then it was decided that Villard must go, and he has. I told you this would be ancient history, but the pages haven't always been open to public perusaL Well, Harris was chosen president He is . one of the most boner-1, capable and popular executive railway men on the continent He has a contract, by the way, for five years at $20,000 a year not a Haupt contract either. It the directors wanted him to resign to morrow he could decline or make -them put up $100,000 cash. The Drexel, Morgan and Philadelphia in terests favored Cassatt, but Harris suits very welL THE PBOBIiEM IN FBONT. A problem confronted the directors Trfter Harris1 election as it did before, ,nd it does yet It is how to get rid of the Oregon and Transcontinental octopus whose tentaoles are fastened upon every one of the fifty-two sohemes fathered by Villard. Go and look under the hoods of the new cars and on the tenders of the new $15, 000 locomotives, and you "will see the Oregon and Transcontinental mono- - gram there. That is the car trust .business. Study into the branch line business, and learn that, built for.$4,000 per mile, they were bonded - .to -the Oregon and Transcontinental ;for $20,000 at 7 per cent interest per annum. The Oregon and Transcon tinental must be thrown into bank ruptcy, must be overthrown and vekeked when it lies prostrate, or ke its stock must be forced down so low that Northern Pacific owners wean afford to buy it outright, and Hthna .being in -absolute control, pre sent detriment to the valuable line by the drafts of the Oregon and Transcontinental leech. That's the -way the directors felt and feel now. Do you remember recently, when Northern Pacific preferred was forced troa473to 41? Well the scheme was to send Oregon and Transconti nental to 10, and bankruptcy would follow. A pool would be ready to buy it in, and the obligations due the company could be arranged in better jhape for the Northern Pacific, and the latter separated at once and for ever from the damning shadow of this same Oregon and Transcontinen tal. I don't know, of course, but .aybe the Oregon Improvement -Company, of which Mr. Muir has recently been made gen eral manager, was to have been made the absorbent of the Oregon and Transcontinental. The Oregon. Im provement stands better than most of the Villard schemes, though it has squeezed many a Boston lemon dry as a last year's fir cone. Some one split on the original scheme, however, and the plan had to be deferred. It is only deferred, however, and I prophesy that it will be carried out within sixty days. Harris is in Washington now, fixing that land matter. When he gets back to New York, look out Once rid of the Oregon and Transcontinental and in vestors will have this plain proposi tion presented to them. "Here is the Northern Pacific, with its 1900 miles of admirably built road equip ped to an excess of 25 per cent over its needs for two years, with an enor mous land grant and the best sort of prospects for earning money. On this road there is a debt of $150, 000,0000. What are its securities worth?" The proposition is a plain one and any business man can fig ure out the question. NOT Alili PEACEFUL. "Harmony in the management? Well, it isn't absolute peace. Oakes has to come out here and turn the crank of the chorus, while he is also liable to all the kicks. Harris stays in New York and has full direction of the affair. Harris, is a cautious man, and when he came into power wasn't likely to whirl a piece of lead tied to a string around his own head, careless of whose crowns he broke. But the present officials are not the sort of men he has been used to, and I am positive there will be radical, if not speedy, changes. This talk of the present pool being formed to keep np the ex-Villards permanently is nonsense. What is there to keep them up? It would take millions to hold them, and holding them is the only way to keep their values high. Then the idea of Jay Gould and Rus sell Sage being in the pie for any thing but evil to the Northern Trans continental It's absurd. As to Alexander Mitchell, I don't think his Holland backers are likely to support him in the matter. He'll have all he wants to attend to if Potter stays out of the pool, as I am more and more con vinced daily that he will. The re fusal of the Burlington to come to terms is likely to result in the carry ing of freight from the Missouri riv er to Chicago for five cents a hundred. No, I'm not a bear on N. P. proper. It is bound to be a good property when it gets rid of its barnacles." St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 2. The Orcson Short Line. It seem that the Oregon Short KSS! ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE &N. company at Snake river. . The-ttiUil UlUUlL UlUIUJ, engineers of that company were "run- jAUG. DANIELSON, - - Proprietor. ning preliminary lines down Snake river in the direction of Lewiston "Helmut and Keflttert Throughout. last vear, and very recentlv thev seem ! Tlie ,test of to have been surveying fbr a" route I WI.km.i,iiwmw. aXI CIGARS across middle Oregon to cross the ' For a Good cigar, call for one of Cascade mountains into the Willam-, "Danielson's Best." ette valley. Mr. John Hackleman, who was assistant state treasurer some half dozen years ago, returned last week from Prineville, where he resides, and says ho had very lately piloted a corps of engineers belong ing to the Short Line, from the Deschutes to Black Butte, which is on the line both of the Minto pass ruad and the Lebanon road. He says they found a much better route than thejr expected and report they found a good crossing at Deschutes, thirty five miles south of Prineville. They also say they have laid out a good and feasible route from Snake river, bending around the Blue mountains to the south, and following water courses in a natural way from the Blue mountains to the Cas cades without encountering any impassable corses or high ridgeK As soon as spring shall open, ; this force of engineers will survey the routes across the Cascade. At present they seem to think the choice will lie between the Minto i pass, that crosses on the route of the North Santiam near the base of Mount Jefferson, and a pass further south, this side of the Pengra route. From what we have seen and heard we oonclude that the Union Pacific people have entertained an intention ' to have an independent route to the j mouth of tbe Co'umbia or to Puget ' sound or both. The latest news fiom New York shows that Jay Gould and his set are taking some interest in the Northern Pacific. It is predicted i they will soon have control If he I controls both the Union Pacific and j Northern Pacific roads there will be no further inducement for him to ' build the Short Line through as an independent enterprise. Then schem ers who toss about millions so hand- j ily, work in the dark to a certain ex tent, and have to do so. We shall watch the outcome of these railroad movements with interest It may be possible that it is the Short Line that is proposing to build a railroad from Astoria to Tualatin plains as soon as the land grant is revoked. Willamette Farmer. A Great Necessity. Senator Dolph shows excellent sense in asking congress to appropri ate $750,000 for the canal and locks at the Cascades of the Columbia. The work done there has been of the best order and looks ,as if it would last forever. Then there will be the work of getting around the Dalles, that will cost millions more. Our members of congress must use all their efforts to secure the improvement of the great river so that it can do its share towards transporting tne products or the country to the sea and to the world. Portland will evidently find out that her prosperity depends greatly on having the river system of transportation, if steamboats can run from Astoria to Colvllle and Lewiston all the year round Portland has nothing to fear from any city growing upon Puget Sound. The producers of the whole northwest are interested in having our rivers made navigable so they can assist com merce. "Water transportation is cheaper than land travel, and congress .can well afford to spend the millions necessary, for this country is well worth developing. We can raise fifty millions of bushels of wheat for ex port, and that is well worth the en couragement of congress. Willam ette Farmer. GERMANMf IAN ijdnt, CURES Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago, Backache, Headache.Toolhache, Sore Throat. Swelling. Sprain. BrnUea, Burnt, 8caM. Frost lilies, 1HD Alt OTHER BODILY F1I93 ISO 1CHI3. Sold by Dnuetiti nd Deilen ererrwbere. Fifty CenU a bottle. Directions la 1 1 Linruifei. THE CHARLES A. VOGEI.EU CO. ui.Twuutwi uuuavr, M.O-, . . STOMACH 4& 8lTTERs They who work early ami late the year rounu need, occasionally, tncneaitniui stim ulus imparted bv a wholesome tonic like Hostette s Stomach Hitters. To all, its puriiv and fllc:eiicy a a remedy and pre ventfve of (lis ase commend it. It checks I incipient rheumatism and malarial symp J toms. relieves constipation, dyspepsia, and I biliousness, arrests premature decay of the physical energies, mitiyaV-s the infirmities of ae and hasten convalescence. Kur sale bv all Druggists and Dealers generally. Comer West 9th and Water Streets, Astoria, na-Gm FOABD 4 STOKES. A FULL LINE OF Fancy Groceries. WINES ASD LIQUORS HARDWARE AND Ship Chandlery: Fresh , Fruits and Vegetables. In Welch's New Building A. V. Allen, Wholesale and Retail Dealer In Groceries, Provisions, MILL FEED. Glass and Plated Ware, TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Together with Wines, LiquorsJobaccoXigars COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Dealers. In LUMBER, HAY, GRAIN, ' POTATOES, AND O0UUTRT PR0PUCE. Advances made on Consignments. (Smmmo J " CELEBRATED i A toioa I Ed. D. Curtis & Co. Cart upstair UNSURPASSED IN STYLE AND FINISH. NEW FURNITURE, A COMPLETE STOCK. Hartae anil Slip .Chandlery A. VAH DUSEN & CO.. DEALERS IN Hardware and Ship Chandlery, Pure Oil. Bright Varnish, Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canvas, Hemp Sail Twine, Cotton Sail Twine, Lard Oil, Wrought Iron Spikes, Galvanized Cut Nails. Agricultural Implements, Sewing Machines, Pain 1m mid Oil. Groceries, etc. H. B. PARKER UKAL.KK IN Hay, Oats, Straw. Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand Wood Delivered to Ordr. 0 raying, Teaming and Express Business. Horses ana Carriages for Hire. DRALKK IN WINES, LIQUCRS AND CIGARS C. H. BAIN & CO. DF.ALKIUS IN Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms Turning, Bracket Work. Sliop "7Voxrl3L A specialty, and all work guaranteed. Oak, Ah, Bay, and Waluut lumber ; Ore gon aud Port Orford Cedar. All kinds of boat material on hand. C. n. BAIN &. CO. CANNERYMEN ! ! PACIFIC METAL "WORKS Importers and Manufacturers of WHITE METALS. Canners' Solder a Specialty, Strip Lead, for Leading Lines, Plate Zinc, for Cutting Acid, Bar Copper, Pig Lead and Pig Tin. 48 Xorth Mecond St.. Portland, Or. 115 A 117 lr-t St., Nau Frauclsco. Cal.fornin. B. F. STEVENS 8 CO., CITY BOOK STORE, Have Just received a mammoth stock of Book". The youu and old, rich and poor can all be accommodated. AGENTS FOR THE Kranicli 4k Iturh and .lfaiiriNffeldtA Xotnl Piano and Wentera Cottage OrsanN. Orders for all kinds of Music or Instru ments will be promptly filled. B. F. STEVENS & CO. PETER BLANKHOLM, Dealer in FINE CIGARS, IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC. THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO. SMOKE ItS' ARTICLES. Cor. Squemoqua and Olney Streets, Astoria. The Gem Saloon. The Popular Resort for Astorians. .FOK THE Finest of Wines and Liquors Go to the GEM SALOON. ALEX. CAMPBELL, PROPRIETOR. G.A. STINSON & BLACKSMITHING, CO., At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass and Court' h tree ts. ShiD and Cannery work. Horseshoeing. Wagons mada and repaired, guaranteed. Good work HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS. PARKER HOUSE. H, B. PARKER. Pr ASTORIA. --- OREGON. Al.CKOSBY, - - Day(3erk Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Cleric. Jas.DUFFY- has the Bar and Billiard roonu First Class in .all Bespects. FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE. IT IS A FACT THAT JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE ON Concomly Street is the Best in Town. -THAT He lias Always on ITand FRESH Shoal Water Bay and East ern Oysters. THAT- " JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER. THAT lie has breB Proprietor of .the "Avrera Hotel" la KaapBtoascTeajeara. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. A Good Cup of Coffee AND OYSTERS AT Mrs. Powell's Coffee House, On Main Street next to Oregon Bakery. Campi Restaurant NEW AND WELL EQUIPPED THROUGHOUT. L. Serra has rebuilt his establishment and is prepared to accommodate the traveling pub 1c. A good meal f mulshed at any hour of the dav or night. 'i he II- est Liquors and Cigars at the bar. Two doors west of Ike Foster's. n23-Cm LUIGI SERRA. THE BEST Boarding and Lodging House. fhas. Wallman has opened a boarding and lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near the gas works. The table. Is supplied with the hest the maikct afferds: goKl food and clean beds will be furnished at the-regular prices. Give me a call and satisfy yourselves, chas. wallman. Fipres Mer Lie ! JEFF Or THE CHOP HOUSE Can prove by his books that he is doing the biggest business of any EESTATTEANT In the city, and he will guarantee to give the best meal for cash. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. Bextok Stbbet. Neab Parkzb Hon, ASTORIA. - OREGON.- GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LANDaDiMABIEEMIES BoilerWork, Steamboat Work and Cannery Work a spe cialty, OASTINQS , Of all Descriptions ade ts Order at Short Notice. A. D. Wahs, President. J. O. HusTLEK.Secretary, I. W. Cask, Treasurer. joun Fox.Superintendent. S.ARNDT&FERCHEN, ASTORIA. - OREGON. The Pioneer Machine .Shop BLACKSMITH SHOP AXD Boiler Shop All kinds of ENGINE, CANNERY, AND STEAMBOAT WORK Promptly attended to. A specialty made of repairing CANNERY DIES, FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. FRESH CANDY ATTHE ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY Patronise- Home Manufacture. AlLmy CANDIES are of the FINEST QUALITY. A full assortment of NUTS, FOREIGN RUITS, -ETC. JOJEX P. CltASSJCX. TRANSPORTATION LINES. Oregfn Railway & Navigation csiPAJnr. OCEAST DIVISION. Ducjng the month of February. 1834, Ocean Steamers will sail from Portland to San Francisco, and from San Francisco to Port- Portland, at Midnight, and Spear Street Whan, San Francisco, at 10 a. m. : From San Francisco. From Portland. Columbia w 9State of Callfon:ialO Oregon MiColumbla 15 State of Calif oriikn.19 nmrou f 0 Columbia ii Oregon. ...... 29 State of UalMarca 5 State of v aliforma Coumbia.: ."March 1 Orezon ... ..... 8 Threaxh Tickets sold to all principal cities in the United States, Canada and Europe. RAIL DIVISION. Passenger Trains leave Portland for East ern, points, at 7 &0 P. M. dally. KITES BIYISieX Ollddle Celambla). Boats leave Pertlaud for Dalles at 7 :O0 A M. alse: Leave Fort-I I land for Monl Tu. We,lThu.l Fn. Sat 4,'torU mndl I lower Co-1 I Iambi... ..'fi AM fi AM Dftvton. Or .'AM! RAM IfiAM fiAM RAM TAM,' 17 AM Ifi AMI T-.v-nsAMt I ViotorivBOiK AMJ6 M CAMifiM, AM'RAM Leave titorU for Partl&nd iUi.m. daib ei oept Ssndsy. PnUjaan Palace Care ruaninx between Por. Und". and St. Pal. C. H. PKKSCOTT. Manager. A. L. STOKES, AMUt. ap't. of Trifle. JOHN A1UIR, auii'tnfTntmc E. P. BORERS, General AReot Paateager Dep't. Oregon & California R. R OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL COMPANY. LESSEE. On and after Dec 2d, 1883. trains will run as follows : DAILY (Eicepi .-uudays). KABTSXDE DIVISION. Between P0RTLA.ND nail CRAXT'.-i PASS MAIL TRAIN. ' LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 7 :30 A. M.Gnmt's Passl:2o a. m. Grant'sFass 10:o0P. 3i Portland 1:25 p. m. ALBANY EXPRE83 TRAIN. LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 4 M p. m. Lebanon 9 50 p. u Jbanon .4:45 a.m. Portland 10 :05 a. m The Orezon and California Railroad Ferrv makes connection with all Regular Trains on Kastslde Division. "VfESTSIDE DIVISION. Between Portland am! CorvHlli MAIL TRAIN LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 9:00 a. M..Corvalll 4:30P M. Cotvallh 8 ;30 A. M.iPortlaud 3 0 p.m. KXPBES3 TKAIN LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 5 :00 p m McMlnnville 8sopm McMlnnvllle5:13 AM Portland 8:30am Close connections made at Grant's Pass with the Stages of the Oregon and Califor nia Stage Company. aTIckets for sale at all the principal points in California, at Company's Office, Corner F and Front &ts., sortland, Or Freight will not be received for shipment after5 o'clock p.m. on either the East or West side Dlviiion. Bv KOEHLfcB. Gem'l Minif er. A. L. TOKKS, Aast Snp't of Traffic. JOHN MUIB, fcap't. of Traffic. .P.KOOhRs, (Jensral Ag't Passenger Dep't. Ilwaco Steam Navigation Co.'s WINTER SCHEDULE. Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Car, by, and Ilwaco. Connecting by stages and boats for Oysterville, Montesano and Olympia Until further notice the Ilwaco Steam Navigation Co.'s steamer Gren. Miles, Will leave Astoria On Mondays Thursdays, and Saturdays (OysterrUIe and Montesano mail days. at 7 A. M. FOB-. Ft.Stivens, Ft. Canby and Ilwaco ON Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays The 9teamer will leave Astoria at 9 a.m.. as formerly, not being couQned strictly to schedule time. Fare to Fort Canby and Ilwaco,. .75 cts. BPIlwaco f relirht, by the ton. in lots of one ion or over, z per ion, gir-For Tickets, Towage or Charter ap ply at the office of the company, Gray's wharf, foot of Benton street. J. H. D. GRAY, Agent. Shoilwater Bay Transportation Co. 8UMMER ROUTE. Astoria to Olympia, Touching at Frt Stevens, Fort Canby. Iluan . Harth Beach. OyMtervillevXortli Cve. PetersoBN foiut. llo qaiam, JfnttHam, And all points on Shoal water Bay. and (' nt Harbor. GEN. MILES, a strs. or On Columbia Kivei GEN. CANBY - GEN. GARFIELD " MONTESANO Shoalwater Ba Gray'.- Ilarim Connecting with Stages oyer Portages. Leave Astoria for Olympia, at - - 7 A. 31 On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturday arriving at Jdontesano tbe dav after leaving Astoria through trip in 60 hours. Leave Olympia for Astoria on same days. THE THINGVALLA LINE. Is the only DIRECT LINE Between NEW YORK and SC ANDIVAVIA. First class Steamers and good usage. Ticket frraale at A. M. JOHVSO.VS. Agent, Astoiia, Oregon. REMOVAL. The Astoria Passenger Line WILL AFTER THIS DATE HAVE ITS 11 headquarters at its Staoles next to B. B. Franklhvs. two doors biow The AbTO riak office. First-class Livery service Carts with horse furnished, for one dollar per hour. Carriages on application The Astoria Passenger Line Hacks will leave for Upper Astoria from the stables. Hon taken to board. . . MBS.T.CBBIEN. BUSINESS CARD6. OEO. A. SOBBIS. OEO. 'OLA2n, HOEAISD & DOBBIS, "ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Kinney's Block, opposite City Hall, Astoria, Oregon. Q B. TUO.llSOA, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Room No. 6, over White Ilouse, ASTOBIA. OREliON. C. W. FULTON". G. C. FULTON". FULTOS BROTHERS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Rooms 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Building. T Q.ABOWLKY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Chenamus trret, - - ASIOEIA, OREUON r j. cuutis, ATT'i' AT LAW. Notiiry rub'Ic. Commissioner of Deeds for Calirori.la, revv orkaud Washington Ter ritory Booms 3 and 4, Udd Fellows Building, As tora Oregon N B -Claims at Washington. D. C, and collections aapecialt. A V. ALLKX, Astoria Aceut Hamburg-Magdeburg and German-American fire insurance: companies. H C. HOI-OKX, NOTARY rUBLIC, AUCTIONEER, COMMfrSION AND IN SURANCE A;KN"I. C. W. JLE1CK. ' ARCHITECT AND DRAUGHTSMAN. Scholars received for Course of Draughting CSOffice over White House Store. Q.E1.0 F. PAHttKH. SURVEYOR OF ClatHop Couniy. and City ofAnrorln Ofttce : Cheiiainus street, V. At. C. A. Iull Room No. 8. I R. X. C. UOAHiAX, Ph.sician and Surgeon. Rooms 3 and 10. odd Fellows Building. ASTORIA, OREGON. JAY TUTT1.K, 21. 1. PHYSICIAN AIN'D SURGEON Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build ing. Rksidknce Over J. E. Thomas Drug Store. F. P. HICKS. . A. E- SHAW. HICKS & SHAW, DENTISTS. Rooms in Allen's Building, up stairs, cor ner Ca s and Squemoqua streets. Astoria, Oregon. J. RISBERG. Practical Tailor. On Genevieve stieet, opposite Bozortli & Johns. Jiu-siii GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY. Bills of Exchange on any Part oi Europe. 1AM AGKNT FOR THK FOLLOWING well known and commodious ste.mliip lues, STATE LINE. RED STAR. WHITE STAR. HAMBUUG-A MER 1CA N. 1) MININ LINE, NATIONAL. and AMERICAN LINE. Prepaid tlckits to or from any European 1)0 rt. For full information as to rates of fare, sailing days, etc, apply to I. W. CASE. OKO. P. WHEELER. Notary Public W. L. ROBB. WHEELER & ROBB. GENERAL Real Estate ! Insurance Apts. "We have very desirable property m As toria and Upper .Wnrla for sa e ANo. Ili.e farms tlirmiK'ioiit the county. Accounts carefully ailjit-tcd and collec tions made. We represent the Itnyal. Norwich Umn nl fjinea Miire Insurance Co'., With a combined capital of S3C.UOD.00O. THE Travelers IjifV nml Ac,fil't Insurant- Vo. or H.iitford. and the .tlim huttan Jft liitiuiiot Co.. of New York. "We are aeenN for the Daily nriff Weekly Northwest A'cw. and th- Oreytm Vidcttc. All business entrust- d to our care will re ceive prompt attention. Columbia Transportation Co. FOR PORTLAND. (FAST TIME.) die popular steamer FLEETWOOD, Which has been refitted for the comfort o passengers will leave WHon and . Fisher's dock every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 AM. arriving at Portland at 7 P. U. Returning leaves Portland every Tuesdays and Thursdaus at 6 A. M. Arriving at Astoria at 1 P. U. An additional trip will be made on Sunday of Each Week, Leaving Portland at 9 o'clock Sunday 31ormnjr. Passengers by this route connect at Kalaraa. for Sound porta. U. B. SCOTT, President.