Site gmtg Sstovinn.
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
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
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
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-
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
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 $200,000 which a brother of Sir
Wilfred Lawson entrusted to him for
investment in solid American securi
ties. Yillard, as agent f r the Wis
consin Central securities, is. said io
have sunk the whole amount in them.
A lawsuit was instituted which only
recently has been settled.
Ill Upper Astoria, D?c 20th, bv Rev
J. J. lloikka, Isaac 2Iclin and Mis
THIS EVENING, 7 P. K.
Now is your time to buy Christmas
Gifts, both Useful and
CLOSING OUT SALE!
FINE JAPANESE GOODS.
INLAID WRITING DESKS,
BEAUTIFUL WORK BOXE.
HANDSOME JAPANESE TRAYS,
And a large variety of other articles, to lc
sold without reserve.
II. C. HOLDIIX,
Regular Quarterly Examination.
mUK REOULAH EXAMINATION FOR
vmn1v oartiftMluc u'il! 1u lu.1.1 l mi- s.Ol.ui
nu FridHV :iinlAatardnVil)C2Stli d '-&tt
two doors west ot me Catholic c4tutv:i.
d-td Co, Mint.
mIE ACCOUNTS OF THE LATE FIRM
-a. of A. M. .loimson & Co. -Imvo beeu
placed iii the. hands of Whqpler & KoW- lr
eoHfcUoii. AU parties knowing themselves
to lie indebted t said Jinn are hereby noti
licd to settle the same withlu thirty days
from tile date of Uils notice.
A. W. BERRY,
per Wheeler & Rtbb.
Astoria, live. 20R1, 1S&. -l-lf
ASSIGNEE OF T. BAILY.
TVTOTICE IS xIKKEDY GIVEN TDAT I
LI wjll apply at the next term of the C:r
cuit Court of the Slate .f urcson. for the
Comity of Clutsop, to ba dUchargcd from
tirt her trust :is assignee of T. Baiiv.
I. W. CASE.
Astoria, Ogn., Nov. 2$. 1S6S. d-lw
Notice for Proposals.
IDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE
secretary or bcliool D'stnct No. n. tor
Fast Sailing Schooner
. "GEH. BANNING,"
15S tons register, will leave Astoria, on. or
THURSHAY XEC. 20, 1883.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
December u, ISSS.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Astor:n, (ngKi. dlS-lm
! I ' I R fl II
Pfnpi'otor f !he leading
Boot and Shos Store !
WONG SAM GKK.
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
And FRUITS and "VEGETABLES.
AMoriA, December 1st, 18S5.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
soods in -our Hue. Estimates given and
Cass street, in rear oil O O P bulldlnc.
next to Gas Go's olllce.
Drugs and Chemicals
V. ill. lUUUlilU. .o
- ' ATT
prescriptions carefully compounded
Day or Nlglit
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.
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.
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.
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.
You Are Sure
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.
Are not excelled by any
north of San Francisco.
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.
to "be Suited
bat the best
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
SILKS, SATIMB and DEESS GOODS.
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.
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.
MARTIN QLSEN So CO.
DEALERS IN jj
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.
ER5IAN1A BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
CHKNAlira Stbset. Astobia,
The Best of Lager 5 Cts. a Glints
Orders for the
Celetteil CoMMa Brewery
Left at this place will he promptly attend
-No cheap Saa Francisco Beer sold at
this placei -
WM. BOCK, Proprietor.
m CLARA PARKER
cben P. Parker, Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAK
II. B. PABKJBlt.
RANGE CAX BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
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.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment ot
iUagee Stoves and Kanges
The Best In tho market.
Piumblng Roods of all kinds on hand. Joi
work done In a workmanlike manner.
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
lm E0R6E G0BLTER.
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