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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19, 1883 RAILROAD PRESIDENCIES. The resignation of Yillard from the presidency of llie Oregon Trans continental and O.IL & I. companies causes a sensation throughout the Northwest The causo is stated to be that ho became impressed with a con viction that it would not be proper for him to continue as president of all then companies whose management he has heretofore directed, after the completion of the Northern Pacific, which is plausible enough. There has been considerable complaint in certain quarters that Yillard has been using his position as a railroad- presi dent wholly as a means of furthering his fortunes of late, antJ that his chief reason for holding the presi dency for the last three months was the opportunity it afforded him of gaining information to be used to the best advantage. Prom the fact that the stocks were rapidly going down, which movement was changed to an advance upon the announcement of his resignation, is sufficient evidence that there was a loud call somewhere for the action that he look in step ping aside. The details of his resignation arouses still further surprise. It was thought in several quarters that when ho did resign it would be the O. & T. and N. P. R. It. presidencies that he would relinquish, retaining the O. R. & N., which is to-day, financially, the best of the lot. The effect of this this change is not apparent On the surface it would seem an abandon ment of his interests in Oregon and a transfer to Puget Sound. The O. B. & N. is partly an Oregon compaay. The financial combination known as the Oregon & Transcontinental has its intofests identified thoroughly with this state, while with the North ern Pacific, Oregon is simply one in terest among many, the main interests lying, as far as the northwest is con cerned, at Pugot Sound. Tiie latest theory of the "Walla Walla U nion concerning political and atato probabilities is that if "Washing ton Territory is not divided the can als and locks at The Dalles and Cas cades will not be completed for a gen oration. The reason given is that both senators from the new state of Washington would bo from Pugot Sound and would be opposed to im ' provement of the Columbia. The first thing wo know the Union will bo joining in the domand for im proving the Columbia river bar.' "God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform." One year ago our friend in Walla Walla would scarcely admit the existence of such a stream as the Columbia. TnE New York Financial Chron icle of the loth inst. says: "It is now clear that Yillard's July statement of the Northern Pacific was too san guine an exhibition. Nothing has been realized on account of divi dends on preferred stock, as esti mated. Unless they are made his total income for the year is reduced to a million and a quarter. As to profits brought forward from the pre vious year, they are mainly lied' up in Northern Pacific scrip, and can hardly be considered available. The whole balance is more largely nomi nal than real." At a recent meeting of the Senate Committee on Territories, tho bill providing for a civil government for Alaska, introduced by Harrison, was considered. An amendment provid ing for the establishment of a school to be open to the children of both whites and Indians, was adopted, and the bill ordered reported to the sen ate. A bill authorizing the retiring of army officers to hold offices-in the territories to which they may be elected by the people thereof, was acted upon favorably and ordered re ported. One of the new rules proposed for governing the senate of the United States.-declares that, after a notice of twenty-four hours, the majority of the senate may stop debate on any question by a direct vote' on that question, and thus prevent the minor ity from talking themcasure to death. Every deliberative body ought to have some rule by which it can re strain debate within proper .limits. The, senate of the United States has hitherto had no such rule. It may be interesting to note, as an instance of the costliness of modern "war, that the total ascertained ex penditure of France upon the war on which she entered with a light heart in August, 1870, is now declared to bo S1,705,M0,000. As the war began in August and ended in January. this makes the cost to France of her maroh to Berlin almost exactly ten milhonsia.day, without counting the permanent loss of two of her wealth iest provinces. Twektx-itve newspapers were started in Dakota during last Oc tober. The reason for this extraor dinary outburst of journalistic enter prise'w&s tho act of congress which requires settlers pre-empting govern ment land to publisli the declaration of their intentions, in order to ac quire a-title from the government, for .a jieriod of six weeks in some newipaper of general circulation. RAILROAD EU3IOE6. The official notice of Yillard's re tirement was accompanied by a statement that a syndicate liajMjeea formed to take part of tho bonds now owned by the Oregon and Transcon tinental company, amounting to 89,000,000 or S10,000,000. Tnis will relievo the company of a- larger part of its debt so burdensome, and will enablo it to resume a sound financial position. The report otho condi tion of the company will be. made as soon as the committee appointed by the board are ablo to make the proper investigation, which will necessarily occupy several days: but it was pesi-. lively stated that the report will show in hand aggregate stock fully amount ing to the amount held at ihe time of tho repott in June last The New York Telegram saya: "Although nothing official.is known, it is xinderstood that an effort is malt ing to dispose of Yillard, and that he retired from the Northern Pacific company in January, to be succeeded by Frederick Billings, with Oakcs as vice president and general manager.' Yice President Oakos ol the North ern Pacific Bailroad company lias telegraphed the following statement of the operations of tho company for October: Gross' earnings, $1,397, 221; operating expenses, S611,5SG; rentals and taxes, 833,111; surplus, $729,52 L The gross earnings for No vember are estimated tit $1,253,200; operating expenses, $557,700: surplus, $650,000. As soon as it became known that Yillard had retired from the presi dency of tho O. & T. and O. B. & N. companies, a reporter called at the Mills building, but Yillard refused to be interviewed. He gave out through his seoretary, however, an explana tory statement, thatj impressed with the conviction that it would uot bo proper for him to continue as presi dent of all the companies whose maur agement he had heretofore directed, after completion of tho Northern Pa cific railroad as a transcontinental line, he some weeks since urgently pressed Endicolt to accept the presi dency of the Oregon and Transconti nental company. France and China should postpone hostilities until after the holidays. Let the two countries exchange Christmas cards and be happy. ISr the nine yoars last passed 5H, 19G people emigrated from Canada to the United States. In the last four years -101.200 came. jIotto for the girls next year: "Look beforo you leap." NEW TO-DAY information Wanted. INFORMATION OF IMJ'OKTANCK IS wanted of Hmst August Nyman, of Swe den. Fredrik Holthr. of Norway, who arc supposed lo be in ihis vicinity Infunnatirv.i s a so wanted concerning Anton oKon, of Sweilcn. ami Andrew Jveron, of Jfonvav. hothdr wned on Columbia river last sum mer. Any person having information of either of the above will confer a favor by addressing AltTIIUil WILS N, ' Swedish and Norwegian dGSJt w-lt Consul. Portland, Oregon . jrteyp V& Sailing Scho&ner "GEM". BAHSTITCG," 15S tons register, will leave Astoria, on. or about tiht:ssa.y dec. hhvi. -ron- Gray's Harbor. All freight now in Astoria, or that may lie shipped by the O. K. & N. Co., care of f lie steamer "General Miles" for Cray's Harbor, prior to the date of billing, will go lorwaid without delay. For ftntlier intonimtioii ap ply to .1. H. 1. GIIAY, Astoria. Oregon. RARE CHANCE FOE INVESTMENT Better tlian Any Lottery, Because there Can be Itfo Blanks. Special Auction SafSof Real Eslate To-dny, Dec. 18, at 11 A. 1,1. and - t I 31. I am Instructed to dispose of a limited number of Choice Lots in the Beach Addition lo OCEAK PARK. At Public Auction to the Highest Wdder. THIS TKOPEItTY IS THUS PLACED IN the market in order that everybody may have a chance to build or speculate on lots in a Sea-siae resort which Is bound to be tne Long Branch of the 'ortWest Coast. Hundreds of lots have been disposed of In lhisvichiity which have Increased In value four fold in the Last two years - The property now to be sold Laces the Pa cific Ocean, aud tor sea bathing In summer cannot be surpassed. Title perfect Warrantv deed. E. C. IIOEDEK. ' Auctioneer. Drugs and Chemicals ml J. E. THOMAS, 1 1 1 I uiTCjrri ANT) 1 w 51 ASTORIA, Prescriptions carefully compounded Day or Night. S in. 3 SEAL ESTATE ON Thursday, December. 20, 1883, . At 1 P. M..on the Premises. T WILT. SELL TO THE HIGHEST" BID JL ders without reserve, for casn, 5l acres of land ):nr.wM as the P. G earn art Faini, on Clatsop I'imius. Ate., ao cows 17 head young cattle, 1 horso 1 wason atid 5her farming implements, Title guaranteed. J. V. GEAWIAKT, E. C. HOLDEN, Auctioneer. AstoriM, I.c. 10. 1S3. w-lt d-tf unrai -IV- M1XLINEEY - AT MSS. A. MALCOLM'S. TO CLOSE OUT INTEi: STOCK I WILL sell for the next JU) ttuj-H all goods at a reduction of 20 to -10 per cent against former prices. Now is your opportunity, Ladles, to s"curc bargains. Xiook at tin) 2oIov2ur I'rlees. Ladies Far P.eaver Hats, now $2.00, for merly S2.cn. Girls' Moscow Beavers, nww 75 cent, for merly 51 23. Boys' Caps, now 75c to Sl.25, formerly $1 to $1X0. Misses HoouX now $1.75. formerly $2i. Infants Hoods, now $1. formerly $I,"0. Hosiery, now 50c, formerly 75c Lace Collars aim Fichus, now 25c to $1.50, formerly SOc to $2. Ladies aud Children?' Linen Collars, now 15 to20e, formerly 25 to a5c. Infants' Wool Sacques and UooLs.at a re duction of 4o percent. . J. ARVQLD, Proprietor of the Leading loot and Shoe Store ! OF ASTORIA. Men's Heavy Boots, rtrerfs Fine Boots, Ladies' and Children's Shoes IX EVEKY YiAP.IETY. Xow is a chance to get cheap boots and shops. I..L AttVOLD. WONG SAM GEE. HONO FA MS, SUN SIKG CO. rj'AVE OPENED A CHINESE STOUE ON jUL Chennmus street opiioMtc ihe Astoria iikery, whero-tliey will Keep on hand T:a. S::5ir. Kf.cc, Chinese Sro visions. Ami FHLTTSand VEGETAP.I.HS. Astoria, December 1st, 1SSS. PLUMBING, Gas and Steam Fitting 7-0NEBYKUm)0CK & "WHEELER. AT U fair rates. Also a complete stock of goons in our nue. iwuinates given and work guaranteed. Cass street. In rear of T O O F building, next to Gas Co's olllce. Desirable Property FOR SALE. X TUFTY MINUTES DRIVE FKOM SAN . Jose. Cal.. on the Los Gatos Eoad. Anew5-room dwelling house: between 5 and six acres of chojee fruit land. Dwell ing built for saloon and store . The property will be sold at a bargain, as I havo too much other business to attend to It. Terms Si, ooo-J:aIf cash; balance on t ime with easv payments. Apply to 11. YOUNG. Astoria, Oregon. dltf-im FRESH CANDY AT THE ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY Patronize Home Manufacture. All my CANDIES are of the FINEST QUALITY. A full assortment of NUTS. FOREIGN FRUITS, ETC. JOII.V P. CLASSES. Stop That Horse! From Slipping. USE THE PATENT SHOE. r George McLane HAS JUST RECEIVED A PATENT Horscolioe from the Patent Office, for the purpose of preventing all classes of hors es from slipping on plank, or steep roads. Horses snort with this shoe WILL NOT SLIP. A trial will convince anvone. I keep Two FirNt-eIrtNMSiioerH In my shop. Try ihe NEW SHOE. sorrCorns and. Contracted Hoof cure a specialty. No satisfaction no pay. GEO. McLANE. FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET By the Xisiit. liny. Week or Month "VVrni OR "WITHOUT BOARD, With use of Parlor, Library and all the com forts of a home. Terms reasonable. Apply to arRS. E. C. HOLDEN. Cor. Main and Jefferson Sts. FOR SALE., IN LOTS TO SUIT. FROM: 5 ACRES TO 40 acre tract in S. W. corner of Chas. Stevens' D. C. Title perfect. For particu lars Inquire at office of . D. Raymond, City Hall ; or on the premises or O. D. Young. Astoria, Nov. 3d, 18S3. PETEE BLANKHOLM, Dealer in FINE CIGARS, IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO. SMOKERS' ARTICLES.. Cor. Squemoqua and OIney Streets, Astoria. Notice for Proposals. BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE secretary of School D!strlct No. 9, for fencing and sidewalk on school grounds, till Tuesday, the 25th inst. Plans and specifica tions can be seen at Badollet & Coa office. Upper Astoria. . J. E. JUGGINS. School Clerk. CHRISTMAS CAEDS. s HAVE FOUND IT ! ll ONE PRICE mil ! The public arc Invited to call and examine our immense stock tif Holiday iootK ceusistins of Albums, Scrap Books. Wusi'c Foli.ds. Toilet Staniis. Dressing Cases.. Fans. Picture Frames Oil Paintings. Chromes.- Etc. G U O 112 0 i o a o & ffi 0 A V NEW YORK V vX ST0BE ! & We do not protose to inveigle the public either by false representations or such pernicious clap-trap as the purported pureiiase of an Knstern Bankrupt stock at 2.1 pnt nn tbo i?illfr All nnr il!nliin ;ro britimnif mill above board, in proof of what we say and claim, we would respectfully suggest lo the public to examine and price the 5 goods in "Oilier Store." before coining to U3. and thus satisfy themselves of the truth of our representations. j The XTe re ITorls Novelty Store STEtEUIT. ASTORIA. BIRTHDAY CAEDS. You Are Sure to he Suited VT TIIE Leading Furniture OF ASTOEIA. CHAS. HEILBO F 1 TJ I S. f N I i i t i E i FOR Hall, Office, Library, Parlor, Chamber and DINING ROOM, in WAINUT, CHEERY, ASH, AND MAPLE. Ve are without a doubt showing- the Largest and Most Complete line of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, unequaled in Design, Work manship and Finish. CARPETS. We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs and Colors in Body, Roxbury, and Tapestry Brussels, Three Plys, Extra Supers and Ingrains. FOSTER'S THE Billiard Parlors, Are not excelled by any north of San Francisco. Nothing but the best dispensed, and every convenienceforthe com fort of guests. Imported Wines5 Liquors and Cigars. The Host Complete Establishment in Astoria. AT THE ENTEAHTCE TO THE 0. E. & ST. DOCK YEAB CAEDS. Q i o n m o WEDDING CAEDS. F XJ N I T TJ THE EXCHANGE. and Glutr Room House FEAKK L9 Eresli Fruits rrtr i i ' ' ' " .- EAMOY GEOGERIES. TEU apply lo :ht? Captain, or to E.P. Parki ?ine Goods -Reduced Prices Ladies desirous of procuring Goods unequaled in Style and Finish will take pleasure in examining our Stock of 1ILKS, SATINS and DEESS GOODS. IN THE GENTS' FUENISHIffG DEPARTMENT, Everything is Complete and of the best. PBAEL BEOS. F. STEVENS & Co. OX-H?" jSOOSL stohjs. filAVK .1VH1' ISKCKIYKI) A STOCK OF BOOKS. The vomit; :md oU. rich ami poor can all be accommodated. Agents for the ftranich & Bach and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and Western Cottage Organs. Orders for all kin.'ls of Music or Instruments will be promptly filled. 21. F. STEVENS & CO., City Book Store. THE NEW MODEL A FULL STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND. 53- XL. SEl W JfcrJS, Two doors east ot Occident Hotel. r. ot.;kn .t. oustafson. a.johnson. MARTIN OLSEN &, CO. DEALERS IN FURNITUBB 25 BEDDHTO. Corner 31nln nnd rqticmoqua Streets. Astoria, Oreson. WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER1 ETD A Complete Stock. PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD, AYL KIIIS OF KEP.IIUED AUtD VABWISHED. (SUCCESSOR TO .TACKfNS & MONTGOMERY.) PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms. CIIRA"ILTS 8TBJBET, Xext to C Jj. Parker's Store. GERMAOTA BEER HALL AITD BOTTLE BEER DEPOT. CnEXAurs Street. Astouia. The JBcst of Lager 5 Cfs. a Glass Orders for the iia Brewery Left at this place wilVbe promptly attend ed to. "No cheap 8an FrancLsco Beer sold at this placei- WJL BOCK, Proprietor. PARKER. Vegetables -t.-m STEAMER CLARA PARKER Eugens D. Brock, Master. ir TOWING, FREIOHT orCHAU- r. Agent. U. B. PAKKEJR. ST O RE T. EATN'GE CAN BE HAD IN AS TORIA ONLY OF AGENT CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU WILL BE PLEASED. K. It. HA7ES Is also agent for the if Stove And other flxst-clasa stoves. Farnnce Wort, Steam Fit inKs. etc. a spooialty. ASTORIA, OREGON. DEATXIt IK Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware. A General Assortment of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Agents for ftlagee Stoves and Kanges The Best In the market. Pmrabuig goods of all kinds on hand. Job work done In a workmanlike manner. California Exchange The best o California and Foreign Wines and Liquors Kept Constantly on Hand Domestic and Foreign Clears of the best Brands. NATIONAL BREWERY BEER. On Concomly between Eenton and Lafa yette streets. lm EORGE GOELIER.