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he guiljj gistorfan.
..DECEMBER 20, 16S3
From Nevr York come varied
notes o comment concerning Vil
lnrd?s abdication, all voiced in the
same key. One stockholder said:
"There has long been great dissatis
faction over the condition of affairs
of all the Yillard companies. Since
the extent of the indebtedness of the
Oregon Transcontinental company
has been developed, this feeling has
increased, and it was determined that
some change must be made at once.
"Was his policy ever so sagacious the
suspicion which has become attached
to his actions renders him like unto
Jonah, who must be thrown over
boad or the ship will sink. For the
present, but only nominally, Fred
erick Billings has resigned from the
Oregon and Transcontinental direc
tory, and will take charge of the
Northern Pacific railroad again. He
abandoned one to save the other. His
stock was sold last week, and was
among the long stock then unloaded.
He was disgusted with the way the
blind pool was conducted, and
disagreed wiCh his colleagues on mat
ters of sentiment as well. Yillard is
probably a millionaire, but not more,
When he loses the Northern Pacific
presidency his revenues will be de
creased all of $50,000 n year. His two
big houses will be too large for him
then. There is a large mortgage on
the place now."
The opinion in Wall ntreet is that
the change is the best thing which
could occur for the company inter
ests, and Billings, being the first
president, has a better knowledge of
this system of roads than any other
man living, lie is several times a
millionaire, and the public has confi
dence in him. His policy will be a
conservative one, and ho will favor
retrenchment ''The change can I be
for the worse in any event," said a
John B. Hilliard, a well-known
broker, is reported as saying: "It is
such a position as Vanderbilt was
placed in when he resigned the presi
dency of the New York Central.
When an officer seas that the stock
of his company is booming and the
stockholders are making money, it is
for his interest to remain in the com
pany, perhaps. Wlmu these stocks
begin to decline and only one officer
is making any money out of the con
cern, there is naturally dissatisfac
tion. President "Villard is trying to
do just what Yanderbilt did. Should
Yillard also resign the presidency of
the Northern Pacific," said the
broker, "he will still be worth $10,-
000,000, while many of Uin men who
have been clamoring for-hi retire
ment from active control of ftie road
he built, will be compelled to begin
life anew. The creat trouble with
Yillard is his total indifference to
what men about town say or thing.
He is cold in his nature and loves
money. He started out in life to be
come a millionaire, and he has
amassed so much wealth that he is in
a position to laugh at and defy his
The Tribune quotas his secretary
as saying that Billings left the board
from motives of delicacy, and because
of the intimate relations between the
company and the Northern Pacific
railroad. It is probable that there
will arise intricate questions between
the two companies, and Yillard does
not consider it proper that he should
vote on both sides of them. "I am
sure that his personal interest in both
companies is just as large as it ever
has been, and his resignation iB not at
all an intimidation. Ho has closed
out his interest in the stocks of both
The Tribune says the changes
would indicate in some particulars
that there were difficulties of which
the public had not been advised, and
yet the event proved that the time
when there seemed to be no bottom
was, as usual, the precise time for
short speculators to be most wary.
The Times says: There Jias been
some sharp criticism of Yillard's pol
. icy uttered by men whose financial
interests have suffered greatly from
the decline in Northern Pacific secur
ities. Some of the heaviest stock
and bondholders of the road, it is
reported, have regarded with grow
ing discontent the demoralization of
their securities. Complaint has been
made that Yillard has shown no dis
position or capacity to stay the down
ward tendency of these stocks and
The Commercial Market Reporter
says: A prominent operator, acquaint
ed with the inside history of the,yil
lard properties,, declares that Yillard
was given unprecedented control of
all his financial transactions, and the
board of directors were not fully
aware of the actual condition of af
fairs until the depreciation of their
property become so wholesale and seri
ous. Yillard has managed everything
according to his own taste and judg
ment It is now no question at all
but that he will resign the presidency
of the Northern Pacific before three
Miss Philups, of Norwood, E. L,
aged 100, does all her own "housework
and saws her own wood after bring
ing it on her back- from the woods.
To & yoang man looking for p wife
3C Phillips is not without substan
The current number of lirad-
streeVs Las an article on the recent
combination or agreement between
the Pacific railroads, wherein the
writer says: "I desire to enter my
protest against the pooling arrange
ment between the overland railroads
by which the Northern Pacific com
pany is paid $500,000 yearly out of
earnings of the Central Pacific for
leaving the latter in undisputed pos
session of the California trade. This
appears to me to be an immoral, if
not an illegal bargain. -Both corpor
ations have been liberally endowed
by the people, and at the. first oppor
tunity, when opposition becomes pos
sible to the advantage of the public,
they "pool their issues," conspiring to
deprive the people their creator and
benefactor of any benefit that might
accrue even from a ehoice of trans
portation routes. The Northern Pa
cifio has closed its San Francisco
office and left the field to its rival,
who can dictate its own terms to the
merchants and producers of Cali
fornia, and through them to the
What right nave these corporations
to conspire to establish the most ox
acting monopoly in the world? In
Prussia they wonld be brought up
with a round turn; but here they arc
omnipotent If any one cited them
before the district court their judici
al tool would rule that interference
with railroad corporations is a viola
tion of the fourteenth amendment, or
some equally absurd subterfuge for
finding in their favor, as was done in
the recent California tax suits.
In Prussia, the government controls
the railroads; and what is more, it
will buyjhem out compulsorily, fixing
its own price. That is tho gist of
your Berlin correspondents letter,
and it is in accord with current news.
It is wrong, therefore, to infer a
policy which the conservative forces
of the Prussian monarchy declare es
sential to the well-being and pros
perity of the people, cannot bo revo
lutionary and communistic in the
United States. Wo are going dead
against the enlightened experience of
tho world and setting corporations
above the state. This is wrong.
Let congress act in the premises,
and act promptly, or tho day of
a pacific adjustment may have passed.
There are gathering forces in this re
public which will redress these glar
ing abuses without wasting sympathy
upon the confederated despoilers of
the country, who have become un
bearably insolent in their exactions,
and who resort to even' subterfuge,
not stopping short of perjury, to
evade even the payment of taxes to
the commonwealth. , This ia true of
"Railroad Kings" in every state.
There should be no difficulty in deal
ing with railroads built wholly or in
part by jmblic bounty. Tho corpora
tions have not kept faith with the
people, .and the people should resume
their own. This will ultimately bo
the short cut through corporate mon
opoly. Dumxa the month of September-
the number of persons who emi
grated from German ports and Ant
werp, was 14,753, as against 10,536 in
the corresponding month, last year.
During the first nine months of this
year the total number was 133.954, as
against 100,900 in the same period of
Gex. O. O. Howard is a nice speci
men of an army officer and "a Chris
tian gentleman." In his annual
report, discussing the matters of de
sertions from the army, he, in cold
blood, deliberately proposes that de
serters be branded, if convicted. But,
it is just like him.
The latest observations indicate
that we are distant from the sun 92,
700,000 miles. These are the figures
obtained as near as may be from the
observations of the last Yeuus tran
sited Mrs T."V. Eaton. Miss Florence Canuihan.
EATON & CARNAKAN,
Cass Street, next door to. Odd Fellows
The A 1
Fast Sailing Schooner
15S tons register, will leave Astoria, on. or
THUJISDAY DEC. 2, 18H3.
All freight now In Astoria, or that may be
shipped by the O. It. & N. Co.. care of the
steamer "General Miles," for Gray's Harbor,
prior to the date of jsalllnsr, -will go forward
without delay- For turtherlnformation ap
ply to J. H. DGRAY, Astoria, Oregon.
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET
By tho Xlglit. Dy, Week or aioathi
WITH OR "WITHOUT BOARD,
With use of Tarlor. Library and all the com
forts of a-home. Terms reasonable.
Or. Main and Jefferson Sts.
Notice for Proposals.
BIDS WILL BE .RECEIVED BY THE
secretary of School D'strict No. 9, for
fencing and sidewalk on school grounds, till
Tuesday, the 25th Inst. Plans and specifica
tions, caa be seen at Badollet & Coa office.
J. E. HIGGINS.
.Better than Any Lottery,
Because there Can he
Special Auction Sale of Real Estate
TO-nAY. Iec.0, nt7 I
I am Instructed tu dispose of a limited
Choice Lots in the Beach Addition
to OCKAA PARK.
At Public Auction to the Highest Didder.
THIS PROPERTY IS THUS PLACED IX
the market In order that everybody mar
have n chance to build or speculate on low
In a Sea-slce icsort which is lound to be
Ixjcj: ttrtnch of the Xortlmest Coast.
Hundreds of lots have been disposed of in
this vicinity which have increasrsl in value
four fold In the last two vcars.
-?Tlie property now to be sold fares the r.i
cific Ocean, and lor sea bathing in summer
cannot ne surpasseu.
Title perfect Warranty deed.
E. V. Ior,1KN.
Thursday, December. 20. 1883,
At 1 P. M., on the Premises.
I WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST BID
ders without reserve, for cjisn, Qr,i acres
of land known ns the P. Gearhart Farm, on
Also, 30 cows, 17 head 3'oung cattle, 1 horse
1 wagon, and 'other farming implements.
J. W. GEARHART,
1! C. HO LI) EX, Auctioneer.
Anuria. Dec. 10, 18S3, iv-lt d-tf
MRS. A. MALCOLM'S.
mo CLOSE OCT WINTER STOCK I WILL
JL sell for the next HO tlay.s all goods at
a reduction of 20 to -XO ie.r cent against
former prices. Xow is your opportunity.
Ladies, to secure bargains.
lioolc at tho Following 1'ricen.
Ladles' Fur Beaver Hats, now $2.00, for
merly Girls Moscow Beavers, nrw 75 cents for
merly 1 23.
Boys' Caps, now 75c to $1.23, formerly Si
to Si .50.
Misses' Hoods, now $1.75. formerly $2.23.
Infants' Hoods, now SI, formerly 51.00.
Hosiery.Tibw COc, formerly 75c.
Lace Collars ana Fichus, now 23c to $1J),
foi mcrly soc to $2.
Lndies and Children' Linen Collars, now
15 to 20c, formerly 23 to 35c.
Infants' Wool Sacojips and Boots at a re
duction of -lo percent.
ITUFTi MINUTES DRIVE FROM SAX
. Jose, Cal.. on the Los Gatos Road.
A new .1-room dwelling house: between
5 and six acres of choice fruit land. Dwell
ing built for saloon and store.
The property will be sold at a bargain, ns
1 have too much other business to attriid to
Jr. Tonus Sl.OOO-Jia'f eash; balance on
time with easv payment. Apply to
" ' It." YOUNG.
Astoria, Oregon dll-lm
Proprietor of the Leading
loot and Shoe Store !
WOXO SA3I GEE.
SUIT SING- CO.
HAVE OPENED A CHINESE STORE ON
Chenamus street opposite the Astoria
Bakery, where they will keep on hand
t Tea, Snprar, Kice, Chinese
And FRCTTS and VEGETABLES.
Astoria, December 1st, 1SS3.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
goods in our line. Estimates given and
Cassstreet.lnrcar of I O O F building,
next to Gas Co's ofllcc.
Drugs and Chemicals
J. E. THOMAS
Prescriptions carefully compounded
- Day or Night.
INFORMATION OF IMPORTANCE IS
wanted of Krnst August Nyman, of Swe
den. Fredrik Holther. of Norway; who are
supposedlo be In this vicinity Information
is also wanted concerning Anton Olson, of
Sweden, and Andrew Iverson, of Norway,
both drowned on Columbia river last sum
Bier. Any person having information ot
either of the above will confer a favor by
addressing - ARTHUR WILSON,
Swedish and Norwegian
d5-4t w-lt Consul, Portland, Oregon ,
AT MI T 1
XfXXt U U VX-LJ A ICS
A o IS
HAVE FOUND IT !
ONE PRICE ONLY !
The public arc invited to call ami examine our immenso
stock of Holiday (loods. consisting of
Albums. Scrap Books. Music Folios. Toilet Stands.
Dressing Cases.. Fans. Picture Frames.
Oil Paintings. Chromes. Etc.
yr NEW YORK
STORE ! SJ
We do mil propose lo inveigle the public either by
false repre-cntr.ti"i:s or such pernicious clap-trap as the
purported purchase tit an Eastern IJankrupt stock at 2.1
cents on the dollar. All our dealings are legitimate and
above board. In proof of what we say and claim, we would
respectfully suggest to the public to examine and price the
goods in "Otlicr Stores" before coming to ns. and thus
satisfy themselves of the truth of our representations.
T3a IT w "2"or2s ETo'ceXty Store
You Are Sure
Hall, Office, Library, Parlor, Chamber
and DINING ROOM, in
WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH, AND MAPLE.
We are without a doubt showing- the Largest and Most Complete
line of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, unpqualed in Design, Work
manship and Finish.
We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs
and Colors in
Body, lloxbury, 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
convenience for the com
fort of guests.
Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
The Most Complete Establishment in Astoria.
AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE 0. R. & N. DOCK.
to lie Suited
and Club Room
aj-jg Eben P. Parker, Master.
For TOWING. FREIGHT or CHAU
TEll apply to Hie Captain, or to
Fine Goods Reduced Prices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
une quale d in Style and Finish will
take pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS' FURNISHING- DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the best.
F. STEVE1TS & Co.
OI'UY BOOK. Q'OPOjR.IES.
ii.!Vs:i3$t nsL'2:ivz:i a 3i inirtioTH sxock of books.
The jdiu) i:u! oJJ. rich anil poor can all b& accommodated.
Agents for the Kranich & Bach and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and
Western Cottage Organs.
Unlets for hunts of Music ar fiistnunents will lie promptly filled.
15. F. STEVENS & CO.,
City Book Store.
THE NEW MODEL
A FUI.Ii STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
S3- 3Et- TTA W ES,
Two doora east ot Occident Hotel. ASTORIA. OREGON-
y. OI.SEX. J. OUSTAFSOX. A.JOHKSOX.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
DEALERS IN jjjj
FURNITURE 5 BEDDING.
Corner 3In!n and Mqucnioqua Streets. Astoria, OresroH.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER' ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
JJLX KINDS OF FUIiWITURE. ItEPAIREB AIV VAIiSISHEDv
(SUCCESSOR TO JACKINS & MONTGOMERY.)
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
C1IE3A31I7S STREET, Kcxt toC L Parser's Store.
GERMANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
Cbkraxts Street. Astoria,
The Best of l,ager 5 Cts, a Glass
Orders for the
Celetetefl ColmMa Brewery
Left at this place will be promptly attend
HTNo cheap San Francisco Beer sold at
7M. BOCK, Proprietor.
11. it. PABEEB.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. YOU
YfrLL BE PLEASED.
E. R. IIAWES Is also agent for tne
Bit patent (Mil Stove
And other flrst-class stoves.
Furnace Work, Steam Pit
j.inSs. otc, a specialty.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.'
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Eanges
The Best ln the market.
Piumhlng goods of all kinds on hand. Jot
work done In a workmanlike manner.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic and Foreign Cigars ef
the best Brands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomly between Benton and Lafa