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he guiljj gistorfan. ASTORIA, OREGON: THURSDAY., ..DECEMBER 20, 16S3 VILLARD'S DOWNFALL. 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 prominent operator. 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 enemies." 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 companies." 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 bonds. 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 months pass. 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 tial attractions. CORPORATE INJUSTICE. 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 Eastern States. 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 last year. 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, DEALEltS IX Fine Millinery AXD Fancy Goods. Cass Street, next door to. Odd Fellows Building. The A 1 Fast Sailing Schooner "GEN". BANNING," 15S tons register, will leave Astoria, on. or about THUJISDAY DEC. 2, 18H3. FOE -r- 'Cray's Harbor. 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. Apply to MRS.E.C.HOLDEN. 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. Upper Astoria. J. E. HIGGINS. School Clerk. RARE CHANGE toe INVESTMENT .Better than Any Lottery, Because there Can he No Blanks. Special Auction Sale of Real Estate TO-nAY. Iec.0, nt7 I I am Instructed tu dispose of a limited number of 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 tne 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. Auctioneer. HEAL ESTATE 3? AUCTION, ox 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 Clatsop Plains. Also, 30 cows, 17 head 3'oung cattle, 1 horse 1 wagon, and 'other farming implements. Till guaranteed. J. W. GEARHART, 1! C. HO LI) EX, Auctioneer. Anuria. Dec. 10, 18S3, iv-lt d-tf IX MILLINERY AT 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. Desirable Property FOR SALE. 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 ARVOLD Proprietor of the Leading loot and Shoe Store ! OF ASTORIA, r WOXO SA3I GEE. HOXG FANG. 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 Provisions, And FRCTTS and VEGETABLES. Astoria, December 1st, 1SS3. PLUMBING, Gas and Steam Fitting DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT fair rates. Also a complete stock of goods in our line. Estimates given and work guaranteed. 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 Wanted. 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 7 T-TTTTTCm XfXXt U U VX-LJ A ICS rv Pharmacist, Ij AastoriaYo' A o IS CHRISTMAS CARDS. 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. U o -M m o U o O IS o yr NEW YORK x s 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 STREET. ASTORIA. BIRTHDAY CARDS. You Are Sure vr Leading Furnitur F U B N I T TJ R E TOR 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. POSTER'S THE Billiard Parlors 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. HEW TEAR CARDS. o p & o rt- THE .fc 0 w o Pi WEDDING CARDS. to lie Suited the OP ASTORIA. . HEILBOB-N. F U N I T XJ 32 THE EXCHANGE. and Club Room K L. Fresh. Fruits FANCY GROCERIES. aj-jg Eben P. Parker, Master. For TOWING. FREIGHT or CHAU TEll apply to Hie Captain, or to irs Fine Goods Reduced Prices Ladies desirous of procuring Goods une quale d in Style and Finish will take pleasure in examining our Stock of SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS. Ill THE 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 AKD 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 ed to. HTNo cheap San Francisco Beer sold at this placel 7M. BOCK, Proprietor. PARKER. 9 Vegetables STEAMER CLARA PARKER 11. it. PABEEB. store; T RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS TORIA ONLY OF AGENT 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. DEALER IV Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.' A General Assortment of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Agents tor Magee Stoves and Eanges The Best ln the market. Piumhlng goods of all kinds on hand. Jot work done In a workmanlike manner. California Exchange 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 yette streets. lm EORGEGOBUER.