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k gaily fjwfem. ASTORIA, OREGON: FRIDAY t. DECEMBER21, 18S3 WHY HE EESIGXEO. To a reporter vrlio interviewed Mm Yillard said hi explanation of -why he resigned: "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. A21ERIOAN SHIPPING. 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 against him. 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 session. 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 lard shares." 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. TiioAl l-al Snillnj; Schooner H "GEN. BA3TNTNG-," 155 tons rejlM-r, will leave Astoria, ois. or about TnraSDAYDKC. 20. ixsss. fou Gray's Harbor. 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, PHOTOGEAPHEK, Comer I'.enton and Sqncmoqua Streets, Ea;t of the Com! House. Antoris. Oregon Tigiires Never Lie ! AND JEFF Or THE CHOP HOUSE Can prove by his books tbat he is dolus 'he biggest business of any RESTAUBANT In the city, and he will guarantee to giro the best meal for cash. Notice. "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. Boat Building. 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 FlBlsk First-class. ' 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. ' Secy, Pres'L Astoria Nov. 23. 1S83, Administrator's Notice. 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 this date. J, n. D.GRAY. Astoria, Nov, 22nd, 1883, dHtT LAST CHANCE FOR INVESTMENT Better than Any Lottery, Because there Can be "No Blanks. 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 number of 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 tne 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. E. HOUEff. Auctioneer. HEAT EDITH -IX MILLINERY -AT 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 merly S2.fio. Girls' Moscow Heavers, now 75 cents, for merly Sl.25. Hoys' Caps, now 7.V? to 1.23, formerly ?l to St.50. 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. Desirable Property FOR SALE. "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 ft. YOUNG. AMor.n, Oregon. d41-lm AkVGLD, Proprietor of Ihe Leading Boot and Shoe Store ! OF ASTORIA, l WONG SAM. GKK. noxn rxsa. 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 lrovLsions', And FRUITS and VEGETABLES. Astoria, December 1st, 18S3. PLUMBING, Gas and Steam Fitting DONE BY RUDDOCK & WJIEELER. AT fair rates. Also :i complete stock of goods in our line. Estimates given and work guaranteed. Cass street. In rear of I O O F building, next to Gas Co's onice. ,. Drugs and Chemicals J. E. THOMAS, 1 DRUGGIST AND V.w . Pharmacist, J Xastoria.c? A o AO to Prescriptions carefully compounded - Day or Night. Information Wanted. 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 , FOR TILLAMOOK. (Weather permitting.) 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. CHRISTMAS CARDS. O u o m 0 o O o A HAVE ONE PRICE FOUND IT ONLY ! NEW YEAR CARDS. 5 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. NEW YORK FRANK L. PARKER. s. 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. G & P O c o 9 9 O li 112 O - Fresh Fruits f Vegetables FAHGY GEOGERIES. BIRTHDAY CARDS. I WEDDING CARDS. You Are Sure to be Suited AT THE Leading Furniture House OP ASTORIA. . HEILB F TJ R N I u E TJ N I T frTTvV a -ara a I n ri STEAMER iJLARA PARKER 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 Stock of SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS. IN TEE 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. E FOR THE 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. CARPETS. We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs and Colors in Body, Roxlmry, and Tapcsfry Brussels; Three Plys, Extra Supers and Ingrains. FOSTER'S EXCHANGE. THE 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. DEALERS IK THE NEW MODEL RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS TORIA ONLY OF 11 U. BAWES, AGENT 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. FUKNITUHE BEDDING. 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.) DEALER IS? Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware. A General Assortment ot HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Agents for 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 AND BOTTLE BEER DEPOT. Chexauzs STRKKT-. jS70SIA. The Best of Lager 5 Cts. a Glass Orders for the ia Brewery Lelt at this place will bo promptly attend ed to. No cheap San Francisco Beer sold at this place I WM."B0CK, Proprietor. California Exchange 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 yette streets. lm EORQE GORUEB.