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FRIDAY t. DECEMBER21, 18S3
WHY HE EESIGXEO.
To a reporter vrlio interviewed Mm
Yillard said hi explanation of -why he
"The management of the six largo
companies, control of -which I have
so far exercised, -was far too great a
load for me. It vaa impossible to
'give each of the corporations that
executive care called for in justice to
tho interest of the stockholders. I
have been greatly overworked for
years past and in great danger of
bodily break down. My physician
has cautioned me, time and time
again, that if I did not relievo myself
Speedily of a part of the burden I
might collapse at any time. In obedi
ence, then, to the interest of the
several corporations, and justice to
myself and family, I made up my
mind long ago "that as soon as my
1 principal task, viz: completing the
Northern Pacific, was achieved I
would retire from the management of
the companies. Accordingly some
five weeks since, I requested "William
Endicott, Jr., to assume the responsi
bility of the presidency of the Oregon
and Transcontinental. He refused
for some time, but a final and urgent
appeal to him last week resulted, in
his acceptadce. He is one of my old
est and truest friends and my associ
ate in all Oregon enterprises, from
"their very organization, so I natural
ly turned to him. The relations be
tween the Northern Pacific and its
allied corporations are such that
points of issue between them continu
ally arise, in deciding which I have
heretofore been acting, so to speak,
on both-sides. Of course, I need not
say that this was hardly a proper re
lation for me. A specific case has
now arisen, which in itself rendered
.it impossible that I should continue
in the Oregon and Transcontinental
board. It is the final settlement of
the account between the Northom
Pacific and the Oregon and Transcon
tinental, covering their financial
transactions, during the last three
years. There are some claims of one
against tho other, iuvolviug both
right and equity, upon which I ought
not to pass in a dual capacity.
Tiie new bill in ILc interests of
American shipping introduced into
the house of representatives, requires
only" the muster of an American ves
sel to be'a'bitizen, and allows a mi
nority owership of American vessels
by aliens. It takes away from con
suls the right to exact three
" months' extra wages on the dis
charge of a seaman, and- provides
instead that only tho wages due shall
be paid, except when a vessel is sold
in a foreign port, or a sailor is dis
charged by reason of ill-treatment by
the officers of a vessel, in which case
one month's extra wages is lobe paid.
The right to ship a eaman for any
port and discharge him at the expira
tion of the shipping agreement is
recognized. The bill increases
the compensation of vessels for
transporting shipwrecked sea
men in certain cases, snd abolishes
consular fees for consular services to
vessels and seamen; providing that
consuls shall be paid from the treas
ury. The mode of levying the ton
nage tax is charged so as to bear
more equally. The bill reduces the
marine hospital tax upon seamen en
gaged in the foreign carrying trade
to 20 cents a month instead of -10;
limits the individual liability of a
shipowner to the proportion of all
debts that his individual share of the
vessel bears to the whole, and thoj
aggregate abilities of all the owners
to tho value of the vessel. It pro
vides thai any fine, penalty, forfeit
. .ure, or exaction upon a vessel when
. paid under protest may be recovered
from the treasury on application
'(fithin one year, if the secretary of
the treasury finds it was illegally ex
acted. It also gives sailing vessels
the same privileges in unloading car
. go that are extended to steamers.
Thedast section of the bill exempts
any sailing vessel under tow of a
jsteam vessel in charge of -a licensed
United States pilot from the obliga
tion to take or pay for the services
of any pilot under state laws.
The refusal a few days ago . of the
"Jp-" steamboat inspection bureau of the
fr'Jj treasury department at "Washington
AS U d license a woman as captain of a
craft on the Mississippi betrays a
degree of ungallantry on the part of
y the Arthur administration of which
we did not deem it capable. Sheiad
passed all. the preliminary examina
tions. She had proved conclusively
that she was acquainted with the
"snags," the "currents," the "sand
banks," and that she . could handle
theVthrottle" and throw the line as
..well as Mark Twain ever did. Her
husband, the owner of tho boat, was
an invalid. Children had been born
to her on the gliding craft, and in the
intervals of his illness she had stood
at the helm. She had, in fact, been
captain de facto for years and years.
But tho administration refused her a
license. "What -chance has woman un
der such a regime, and how can Mr.
Arthur expect a renomination or a
re-election? All the women on the
banks of the great river will be
A New Yokk dispatch says: Henry
Yillard on Monday moved into his
magnificent new mansion on the cor
ner of Madison avenue and Fiftieth
street, and on the same day moved
out of Oregon Transcontinental and
Oregon Navigation. The two events,
apparently so widely separate, are
regarded on the street as very signifi
cant, and Yillard's suddenly ac
quired wealth is regarded as the
cause of the distrust felt by his
former friends of his capacity and
faithfulness. Yillard was interviewed
and said that he positively denied any
intention of resigning the presidency
of the Northern Pacific, and that no
suggestion of this kind has ever been
made to him from any quarter, not
withstanding all that had been said
in the papers on the subject Nor
would ho entertain any such sugges
tion for a moment
Toe Dominion government is be
ing strongly pressed to take immedi
ate action to prevent the influx of
Chinese into British Columbia.
Many cross over to the United States
territory, defying detection once they
mingle with their fellow-count rymon.
The Dominion governme it has here
tofore refosed to interfere, on the
ground that they are constructors or
tho 'Canadian Pacific Railway, and
that the contractors could not build
the road without Chinese labor. The
provisional government is moving in
the matter, and Sir John MacDonald
will have to accede to tho demands of
the province and legislate against
Chinese immigration at the coming
CbxoEBxnra Yillard's resignation, a
St. Paul railroad official thinks "it is
rather siugnlar that Yillard should
resign from the Oregon and Trans
continental, and be satisfied with the
presidency of the Northern Pacific
which has generally been considered
the tail of tho dog.' If his resigna
tion has been made voluntarily, then
it is an easy matter for me to con
jecture his reason. It is simply this:
"When the blind pool was formed, Ore
gon and Transcontinental was made
the banking house of the other Yil
Senator Edmunds declines to be
re-elected president of the senate,
and Mr. Sherman will not have the
place, although it would bring him
nearer the presidency than ho is ever
likely to get otherwise.
Podished brass is all the rago in
fashionable mansions. Tho bold
faced book agent may yet obtaiu a
niche in the temple of fame.
The lobby is said to ba unusually
strong at "Washington this vear. Serv
ing the country ik a great industry.
l-al Snillnj; Schooner H
155 tons rejlM-r, will leave Astoria, ois. or
TnraSDAYDKC. 20. ixsss.
All freight now in Astoria, or that may be
shipped by the O. R. & X. Co.. care ot the
steamer "General Miles,' for Gray's II arbor,
prior to the date or hailing, will go forward
without delay. Por nuttier information ap
ply to J. If. J). GRAY, Astoria, Oregon.
S. B. CBGW,
Comer I'.enton and Sqncmoqua Streets,
Ea;t of the Com! House.
Tigiires Never Lie !
Or THE CHOP HOUSE
Can prove by his books tbat he is dolus 'he
biggest business of any
In the city, and he will guarantee to giro
the best meal for cash.
"ftJOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN" TSIATTIIE
undersigned has been appointed the as
signee of the firm of A. M. Johnson and Co.
anU all-persons having claims against said
firm are notified to present the same duly
verified to me xit my office in Astoria. Ore
gon, within three months Irom this date,
October 17th, 1SS3.
d-Cw A. W. BERRY,
Delinquent City Taxes.
-SgOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I,
Jut the undersigned, Chief of Police, have
been furnished with a warrant from the
City Council requiring me to collect the tax
es assessed for the year 18S3, and now delin
quent upon the list and make return of the
same within slxtv days. All parties so in
debted will therefore please take notice and
govern themselves accordingly.
C. "V. LOUGHERY,
Chief of Tolice.
Astoria, Oregon, October 25th, 1863.
JOS. P. LEATHERS
Formerly over Arndt & Kercben's Machine Slioi
IS BUILDING FIRST-CLASS BOATS IX
the shop formerly occupied by M. John
son on Cnncomly street, one block west of
Hansen Bros' Mill. Model, Material and
' Notice 1o Stockholders.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Pacific Union Pk'g Co. will be held on
Saturday Dec2218S3,at their office In As
toria for the purpose of electing a board ol
Directors and the transaction of such other
business as may come before the meeting.
J. R. GILSTKAP, J. A. CARLSON. '
Astoria Nov. 23. 1S83,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned has been appointed admin
istrator of the estate of A. r. 'Nash, de
ceased, and all persons having claims
against said estate are hereby notified to
present the same duly verified to the tinder
signed at his office in Astoria, Clatsop county
Stato of Oregon, within six months from
J, n. D.GRAY.
Astoria, Nov, 22nd, 1883, dHtT
Better than Any Lottery,
Because there Can be
Special Auction Sale of Real Estate
TO-UAY. December 21,
At My Auction Rooms at J 1 A. M. and 7 P. SI
And at Upper Astoria, at
At 2 P. M.
I am Instructed to dispose of a limited
Choice Lotc in the Beach Addition
to OCEAiY IMRIi.
AM'ubllc Auction to the Hlifhett BIJJer.
millS PROPERTY IS THUS PLACED IN
JL the market In order that everybody may
have a chance to build or speculate on lots
in a Sea-sifle reorr which Is bound to be
Long Branch ofthr XorXhnent Coast.
Hundreds of lots have boen disposed of in
this vicinity which have Increased In value
four fold in the last two years.
The property now to be sold faces the Pa
cific Ocean, and tor sea bathing in summer
cannot be surpassed.
Title perfect Warrant vdeod.
MBS. A. MALCOLM'S.
mo CLOSE OUT WINTER STOCK I WILL
JL sell for the next 30 days all gfods at
a reduction of SO to -lO per cent against
former prices. Now is your oppnrtunitv.
Ladies, to secure bargains.
Xioolc at the Following Prices.
Ladles' Fur Beaver nats, now 52.00, for
Girls' Moscow Heavers, now 75 cents, for
Hoys' Caps, now 7.V? to 1.23, formerly ?l
Misses' Hoods, now $1.75. fonnerlv $255.
Infants' Hoods, now SI, formerly $1.50.
Iloslerv.iiow Mle. forninrlv
Lace Collars ana Fichus, now 23c to $1.50,
formerly SOc to $2.
Ladles and Childrens' Linen Collars, now
id 10 iw, lormcny to soc.
Infants' Wool Sacques and Boots at a re
d net ion of 40 percent.
"ElIrTT MINUTES DRIVE FROM SAN
JL .Tosc, Cal.. on the Ixs Gatos Koad.
' IA new 5-room dwelling house ; between
5 and-six acres of choice fruit land. Dwell
ing built for saloon and store .
Tho property will bo sold at a bargain, as
T have too much other business to attend to
It. Terms i,coo-Jialf cash ; balance on
time with easy payments. Apply to
AMor.n, Oregon. d41-lm
Proprietor of Ihe Leading
Boot and Shoe Store !
WONG SAM. GKK.
SUM SING- CO.
HAVE OPENED A CHINESE STOKE ON
Chcnamus street opposite the Astoria
Bakery, where they will keep on hand
Tea, Sncrar, It tee. Chinese
And FRUITS and VEGETABLES.
Astoria, December 1st, 18S3.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WJIEELER. AT
fair rates. Also :i complete stock of
goods in our line. Estimates given and
Cass street. In rear of I O O F building,
next to Gas Co's onice.
Drugs and Chemicals
J. E. THOMAS,
. Pharmacist, J
A o AO
Prescriptions carefully compounded
- Day or Night.
T-NFORMATION OF IMPORTANCE IS
tvutucu in r,niH .ugusi nyman, 01 owe-
supposed to be in this vicinity Information
is alsn vatiffl Mnwmlnn Antnn Venn f
Swedefi. and Andrew Iverson, of Norway,
ouiu mow mm on uommuia river last sum
mer. Any person "having information of
either of the above will confer a favor Jy
addressing ARTHUR WILSON,7
'dG5-tt -w-it Consul, Portland, Oregon ,
The new Steamer
X.P. JOHASEN, - - - Master.
Will leave for TILLAMOOK, on
T710S SAILING DATES AND PAETICU-
street Wharf, Astoria : ALLEN & LEWIS,
Portland ;jL.'STOKY TtUssKXfc.
The public are invited to call ami examine our immense
?toek of Holiday C.oods. i-nnstatiug of
Albums, Scrap Books. Music Folios. Toilet Stands.
Dressing Cases. Fans, Picture Frames.
Oil Paintings, Chromes. Etc.
FRANK L. PARKER.
V STORE !
We do not rniioM- to inveigle the public either hy
fsdse nreontittktns or such pernicious clap-trap as tise
jiurported pim-hase or an Eastern Bankrupt stock at
cents on the dollar. AH 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 0ljcr Slors- before coming to us. and thus
satisfy themselves of the truth of our representations.
Tlie XTew "S'orfe STo-sfelty Stor o
HX.1IX STREET. ASTORIA.
Fresh Fruits f Vegetables
You Are Sure to be Suited
frTTvV a -ara a I n ri
TEU apply to the Captain, or to
Eben P. ParherJAaster.
For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAK-
II. Si. PARKER.
ST O RES
FineCroods - Reduced Prices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and Einish will
take pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the "best.
B, F. STEVENS & Co.
5IAV3: JV&T KECKITEI A IlIArJmOTEl STOCK OF BOOKS.
The young anil old, rirli and poor can all be accommodated.
Agents for the Kranich & Bach and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and
Western Cottage Organs.
Orders or ail kimis of Mitsti or lnstrnments will be promptly filled.
II. F. STEVEKS & CO.,
City Book Store.
Hail; Office, Library, Parlor, Chamber
and DINING ROOM, in
WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH, AMD MAPLE.
AYe 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, Roxlmry, and Tapcsfry Brussels; Three Plys,
Extra Supers and Ingrains.
Billiard Parlors and Gl
Are not excelled by any
norm ot ban t-rancisco. e
Nothing but the best 9
dispensed, and every
convenience for the com
fort of" guests.
Imported Wines5 Liquors and Cigars.
The Most Complete Establishment in Astoria.
AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE 0. R. & N. DOCK.
THE NEW MODEL
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
11 U. BAWES,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. YOC
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. K. HAWES Is also agent for the
BBGk patent CooMdi Stove
And other first-class stoves.
Furnace "Work, Steam Pit
. ings. fttc. a specialty.
A FTJIil, STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
"E3a "FT A WB8,
Two doors east ot Occident Ilotel. ASTORIA, OREGON.
it. OLSKN. .T. GUSTAFSOX. A. JOHNSON.
' MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
Corner main and Squemoqua Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER' ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
ALT. KINDS OF FURKITUItE REPAIRED AOTVABSKHEO.
Joiin A, Montgomery,
(Sl'CCESSOR TO JACK INS & MONTGOMERY.)
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment ot
Magee Stoves and Eanges
The Best in the market.
Pmmblng goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done in a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CIIEA AliIJ STREET, Kext to C Jj. Porlccr's Store.
GER3LA2TLA. BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
Chexauzs STRKKT-. jS70SIA.
The Best of Lager 5 Cts. a Glass
Orders for the
Lelt at this place will bo promptly attend
No cheap San Francisco Beer sold at
this place I
The best of California and Foreign.
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand!
Domestic and Foreign Cigars 6T
the best Brands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomly between Benton and Lafa
lm EORQE GORUEB.