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Site gmtg Sstovinn. ASTORIA, OREGON: SATUKDAY DECEMBER 22, 1SS3 ASTORIA'S INTEREST IX THE - HATTER. - The abdication of Yillard is a nine days' wonder to the northwest. It is .generally understood that he resigned because he had to, and that his resig nation means a change o policy. Press comment is singularly guarded. In general it may ba said that the late O. R. & N. president did well, financiallyj made money, embraced and made the most o all opportuni ties, and retires with a competence ten millions or so. Just how the change affects Asto ria rdifBcult to determine until the new policy of the transportation com panies is announced. On the premise that Yillard's power is broken, it is safe to predicate that his withdrawal will be our gain. He did his worst, for, while he ruled, the doctrine of de lay prevailed. Yiowed from liis stand point the interests of his lines were not identical with that of Astoria ; their completion was not with refer ence to this port. Astoria's relations with Yillard wore never cordial. YvThen he came out herein October, '81, ho gave us to understand that he wanted nothing said either way; that he was not pre pared to negotiate, and didn't recog nize that there was such a place. Astoria's attitude toward him was that of a community that had valu able rights, great natural advantages, permanent attributes of prosperity. and sufficient justification for pros perons existence without raeretrc' cious aids to inflated growth. When he came again last April, he came without welcome, and went without regret Our chamber of commerce interviewed him: he made implied promises and broke them, and wlien we protested he bade us dofiauce and metaphorically told us to go to the devil. Because of this Astoria felt that she had a strong opponent whc; if ho came, would not come as a help ing ally, but as a conquering force, wresting what was valuable and con ceding nothing but the harshest terms. Honce, wc of Astoria feel no regret at his downfall, for downfiill it is. Nor do we feel wiy exultation, for the situation to xu. is one of concern. There is considerable idle tjabble in dulged in by irresponsible creatures concerning "policy," while Qip real interests or our city demand unity of action. It is unfortunate that com mercial rivalry has created in Port land a spirit inimical to our growth, but that feeling is not as jal as for merly, and it is not in any way to As toria's benefit that it should be fos tered. Portland will sooner or later realize that more is to be made by helping than hindering our growth, and if, as many think, the policy of the new management shall be to build up their interests on the Sound, the realization of the situation on the part of Portland will bo hastened thereby. It is within the limit? of the present probability that the Oregon Trans continental shall disintegrate; it has been a bond of union between the 0. R.Sc N., and the Northern Pacific; should that overshadowing luminary bo eclipsed, the lesser orbs would swing each in their several orbitu, and it is evident that the policy of the N. P. P. R, would as inevitably tend to aid the Sound porta as ihe policy of the O. Ii. & N. tends to aid Portland and, inevitably Astoria. "Whan the split does take place it must, necessarily, inure to our benefit. And this brings the subject back to the same ground that The Astoeiak took a year ago, viz: that on the prop er improvement of the bar depends, largely, our prosperity. That the completion of the N. P. JL R. indi rectly hastened the work is manifest; that the recent dethroning of Yil lard further forwards it is as evident. The more important the interior the moro important the outlet; the great er the yield of the Columbia basin, the greater demand that its com merce shall go to the sea. With the grant removed that settlers may oc cupy the soil, or the road built that its adjacent territory be enhanced in value; with the natural obstructions to commerce removed that ships of deepest draught may safely enter and ( depart, our city will assume the im portance to which her position en titles her. As to Astoria's connection with the railroad management it may be brief ly said that her position is well de fined; there is no mistaking the at titude she assumes. Overtures from the other side are in order and mav bs considered. It may, however, not be wholly out of place to suggest that as citizens of Astorin there are other considerations of equal impor portance with the railroad and navi gation questions. We have justly earned the reputation of being a de termined, progressive community: it is a reputation that is to be sus- lamea. Leap-xeab is drawing dangerously nigh, and many a bashful bachelor is debating whether he will depart for regions unknown or run the risk of being captured by some determined maiden who is bound to assert her rigkts. It is not improbable that Mr. Par- Hell's critics will hurl at him their shafts because of his acceptance of the gift of nearly two hundred thou sand dollars which his countrymen all over the world have just given him. In devoting himself $o the cause of his country he has made far greater sacrifices than this suimhand- some as it is, can ever compensate for. If an Irishman like Wolselcv is rewarded with a peerage and a hand some money gift, for having beaten a lot of ragamuffin Egyptians in what is facetiously called a battle, wlry should Air. Parnell, who through five long years has been leading his coun trymen out of the darkness of slavery into the light of freedom, be de barred from receiving a testimonial from his admirers .and friends? It is as honorable in him to receive the gift as it is noble in his countrymen to bestow it A rniVATK dispatch to "New York from a London financier says the ori gin of Yillard's wealth consisted of some $200,000 which a brother of Sir Wilfred Lawson entrusted to him for investment in solid American securi ties. Yillard, as agent f r the Wis consin Central securities, is. said io have sunk the whole amount in them. A lawsuit was instituted which only recently has been settled. MARRIED. Ill Upper Astoria, D?c 20th, bv Rev J. J. lloikka, Isaac 2Iclin and Mis Louisa Uusitalo. NEW TO-DAY SPECIAL AUCTION THIS EVENING, 7 P. K. Now is your time to buy Christmas Gifts, both Useful and . Ornamental. CLOSING OUT SALE! OF FINE JAPANESE GOODS. INLAID WRITING DESKS, BEAUTIFUL WORK BOXE. CABINETS, HANDSOME JAPANESE TRAYS, And a large variety of other articles, to lc sold without reserve. II. C. HOLDIIX, Auctionw. Regular Quarterly Examination. mUK REOULAH EXAMINATION FOR vmn1v oartiftMluc u'il! 1u lu.1.1 l mi- s.Ol.ui nu FridHV :iinlAatardnVil)C2Stli d '-&tt two doors west ot me Catholic c4tutv:i. 11. niAJvr, d-td Co, Mint. Notice. mIE ACCOUNTS OF THE LATE FIRM -a. of A. M. .loimson & Co. -Imvo beeu placed iii the. hands of Whqpler & KoW- lr eoHfcUoii. AU parties knowing themselves to lie indebted t said Jinn are hereby noti licd to settle the same withlu thirty days from tile date of Uils notice. A. W. BERRY, AS'Upnee. per Wheeler & Rtbb. Astoria, live. 20R1, 1S&. -l-lf ASSIGNEE OF T. BAILY. TVTOTICE IS xIKKEDY GIVEN TDAT I LI wjll apply at the next term of the C:r cuit Court of the Slate .f urcson. for the Comity of Clutsop, to ba dUchargcd from tirt her trust :is assignee of T. Baiiv. I. W. CASE. jYssifp (?( Astoria, Ogn., Nov. 2$. 1S6S. d-lw Notice for Proposals. B IDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE secretary or bcliool D'stnct No. n. tor Upper Astoria, .1. E.HIGG1XS. School Clerk. ThcAl Fast Sailing Schooner . "GEH. BANNING," 15S tons register, will leave Astoria, on. or about THURSHAY XEC. 20, 1883. rem Gray's Harbor. All freight now in Astoria, or that may be shipped by the O. It. & N. Co., care or the steampr "General Miles" lor Gray's Harbor, prior to the date of tailing, will go forward without delay. For luither information ap ply to J. II. D. G RAY, Astoria. Oregon. Notice. 7JOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THATTIIE 'JL undersigned lias been aptointed the as signee of the" firm of A. M. Johnson and Co. and jUI persons having claims against said firm are notified to present the same duly verified to meat my office In Astoria. Ore gon, within three months from this date. October 17th, 18&1 d-Cv A. V.'. BERRY, Delinquent City Taxes. NOTICE 13 HEREBY GIVEN THAT T, 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 1E83, and now delin quent upon the list and make return of the same within sixty days. All parties so in debted will therefore please take notice and govern themselves accordmglv. C. W. XOUGHKRY, Chief of Police. Astoria, Oregon, October 25th, 1BS3. Boat Building. JOS. P. LEATHERS Formerly over Arndt A Ferchcn's Machine SI101 IS BUILDING FIRST-CLASS BOATS IN the shop formerly occupied by M. John son on Concomly street, one blpck west of Hansen Bros' Mill. Model, Material sintl Finish First-class. Notice to Stockholders. MOTICE IS HEREBY GTVEN THAT THE 1M annnal mcetinc of the stockholders of the raclflc Union Pk'g Co. will be lield on Saturday Dec. 22 1ES3. at their office in As toria for the purpose of electing a board of Directors and the transaction or such other uuslness as may come before the meeting. J. R. GILSTRAP, J. A. CARLSON, Secy, Pros' L Astoria Nov. 23, 1SS3. Executors' Notice. THE COUNTY COURT OF CLATSOP Count, Oregon, having appointed the undersigned executors of the last will and testament of Truman P. Powers, deceased, alrpersons having claims against said estate are requested to present the same with the proper vouchers, at tne office of C. Lelucn wjeber. Upper Astoria, within six months irom mis aaie. V. LEINEXWEBEIf. December u, ISSS. LAST CHANGE P0E INVESTMENT Better than Any Lottery, Because there Can be 1 Ho Blanks. Special Auction Sale of Real Estate TO-DAY. Icccmler 212, At Upper Astoria, at X. JOIXAftSISS'S. At a V. M. I am Instructed to dispose of a limited j. number ot Choice Lota ia the Beach Addition to OCEAN 1MKZI. At Public Aartloa to the lifebelt Blddrr. THIS PROPERTY IS THUS PLACED IN the market in order that everybody may liave a chance to bulM or speculate on lots in a Sea-slce tesort which is bound to be tne Loni? Branch of the 'ortUieKt Cotst. Hundreds of lots have been disposed of In this vicinity which hanv Increased in value lour fold In the last two years. The property now to be sold faces the Pa cific Ocean, aud lor sea bathing in summer cannot be surpassed. Title perfect Warranty deed. C. IIOIVDEI. Auctioneer. -IX- MILLINERY -AT MRS. A. MALCOLM'S. mO CLOSE OUT WINTER STOCk I WILL JL soli for the next 30 days all goods at a reduction of 20 to -IO ier cent against former prices. .Now U your opportunity. iiuies, 10 secure uargaini Look at the Following I'riccs. Ladles' Fur Reaver Hats, now S2.00. for inerly S2X0. Girls' Moscow Beaveis, new 7."i cents, for merly Si 25. Roys' Caps, now 7.V to h5.' formerlvSl to l .M. Misses' Hood, now $1.75, formerly $25. Infants' Hoods, now $1, formerly $l-rjO. Hosier', now 0 formerly 7.c. .Lace Collars ana Fichu?, now 25c to $1.50, formerly GOc to $2. Indies' aud Chihlrens' Linen Collars, now ir. to 20c, formerly 23 to 33c. Infants' Wool Sacques and Roots at a re duction of 4o percent. Desirable Property FOR SALE. ttukty: minutes drivk from san -L Jose. Cal.. on the Is Catos Road. Anen'5-rooin dwelling house: between 5 and six acres of choice fruit land. Dwell ing built for saloon ami store. flic liroperty will be sold at a bargain, sts I have too much other business to attend to ir. Tfrma Sl,o-Jialf cash; balance on time with cv payments. Applv to i:."YOUXfi. Astor:n, (ngKi. dlS-lm ! I ' I R fl II Pfnpi'otor f !he leading Boot and Shos Store ! Or ASTORIA. WONG SAM GKK. I10X(! FAXG. SUN SIKG CO. HAVE OI'ENEI) A CHINESE STORE ON Chenamus street opposite the Astoria Bakery, whdre they will keep on hand Tea, Sutrar, Rice. Cbiric.se i'rovisions. And FRUITS and "VEGETABLES. AMoriA, December 1st, 18S5. PLUMBING, Gas and Steam Fitting DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT fair rates. Also a complete stock of soods in -our Hue. Estimates given and work guaranteed. Cass street, in rear oil O O P bulldlnc. next to Gas Go's olllce. Drugs and Chemicals V. ill. lUUUlilU. .o DRUGGIST ? - ' ATT AND ASTORIA., prescriptions carefully compounded Day or Nlglit information Wanted. INFORMATION OF IMPORTANCE IS wanted of Ernst August Nyrnan, of Swe den. Fredrik Holther, of Norwav, who are supposed to 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 mer. Any person having Information of either of the above will confer a favor by addressing ARTHUR WILSON, Swedish and Norwegian dC5-4t w-lt Consul, Portland, Oregon. FOR TILLAMOOK. (Weather permitting.) The new Steamer A. IB. PISLD, N.P. JOHANSEN, - Master. Will leave for TILLAMOOK, on 7W)R SAILING DATES AND PARTICU J? lars apply to J. G. HUSTLER, Main street Wharf, Astoria. : ALLEN & "LEWIS. Portland ; J. L. STORY Tillamook. BEIT DUCT OH 1 1 A o i rn CHRISTMAS CARDS. ONE PRICE The publican' "muted to call and examine our iuniicnf stock if Holiday litKKi.x. e ;isistinir of Albums, Scrap Books, ftlusis Folios. Toilet Stands. Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames. Oil Paintings. Chrcmos. Etc. 0 U O W k 0 o o "A, THE Ii ess 0 V- im r a -t V We do not propose to imoigle the public either by false reprc-sei.tatini.s or such pernicious clap-trap as the purported puiviix-v or ::n Eastern Bankrupt stock at 2." cents on the. dull.r. AH our deaiinus are legitimate and above board. In proof of what we sny and claim, we would respectfully suppest to the public to examine and price, the Xoods in "Other Stores" In-fore coming to and thus satisfy themselves of lie truth or our representations. T2ae Sew orls 'Mozeliy B'cqzq MAIS STRRET. A.STOItlA. t BIRTHDAY CARDS. You Are Sure AT THE Furniture 0E ASTORIA. . HEIL1 TJ JX T TJ TOE TEE Hali, Office, Library, Parlor, and DINING ROOM, in "WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH, AND MAPLE. "We nre without a doubt showing th Largest and Slost Complete line of CHAMBER SUITS in this t-ity, unequaled in Design, Work manship and Finish. We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of Ail Designs and Colors in Body, Roxbury, ami Tapestry Brussels, Three Plys, Extra Supers and Ingrains. FOSTER'S THE Billiard Pario Are not excelled by any north of San Francisco. Nothing dispensed, 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. NEW YEAR CARDS. 1 ONLY ! o o 0 jynn 0 H m o a-3 WEDDING CARDS. to "be Suited F U I T U EXCHANGE. bat the best and every FRANK L, Fresh. Fruits FANCY GB0CERIES. I TElt apji V C.i i ptu:;i. or to I ' BS-OPENING Ladies desirous of procuring Goods imequaied in Style and Pinish will take pleasure in examining our Stock of SILKS, SATIMB and DEESS GOODS. IN THE GENTS' FUSHISEfflG DEPARTMENT, Everything is Complete and of the best. CITY 330Q23L STORE. 1IAVR JS'ST RKCEITS25 A IA3HiaTH STOCK OF BOOKS. The yiiiii ani ih. lioli nuA jMKir can all be accommodated. Agents far ihe Kranich & Bach and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and Wesic-rn Cottage Organs. Urdcr fw all lumi rf Music or Instruments will be promptly filled. K. F. STEVJSSS & CO., City Book Store. THE A -FULL. 5TOCK Two doors east of Occident Hotel. (srcrEssou to jackins & Montgomery.) PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK Attended io Promptly on Reasonable Terms. CIIEJiA.THJS STRJEKT. Sext to C Ii. Parker's Store. .BkS?a&.&. OREGON X. OI.SEN. J. GUSTAF30.V. MARTIN QLSEN So CO. DEALERS IN jj FURNITURE BEDDIlsTG. Corner 3Iuin and. Saueinoqua Streets. Astoria, Oreson. WINDOW SHADES AHD TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPEP ETC .V Complete Stock. PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD. AXX rcisnos OF FURNITURE repaired AMD varnished. G: ER5IAN1A BEER HALL A2n BOTTLE BEER DEPOT. CHKNAlira Stbset. Astobia, The Best of Lager 5 Cts. a Glints Orders for the Celetteil CoMMa Brewery BEER Left at this place will he promptly attend ed to. -No cheap Saa Francisco Beer sold at this placei - WM. BOCK, Proprietor. PARKER. Vegetables STEADIER m CLARA PARKER cben P. Parker, Master. For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAK II. B. PABKJBlt. TORE ? rices NEW MODEL RANGE CAX BE HAD IN AS TORIA ONLY OF HAWES, AGENT CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOO VILL BE PLEASED. E. R. HALVES is also agent for the M patent CooMdi SIovb And other first-class stoves. Furnace Work. Stoam Tit tiags. etc.. a specialty AIRWAYS ON HAND. ASTORIA. OREGON. DEALKK iy Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware. A General Assortment ot HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Agents for iUagee Stoves and Kanges The Best In tho market. Piumblng Roods of all kinds on hand. Joi work done In a workmanlike manner. A. JOHKSON. California Exchange The best of California and Foreign Wines and Liquors Kept Constantly on Hand Domestic and. Forelsa Cigars of the Lest Brands. NATIONAL BREWERY BEER. On Concomly between Benton and Lafa yette streets. lm E0R6E G0BLTER.