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ASTORIA, OREGON, SAT CR DAY, FKIIRUARY 7, 190:?.
Sent bv '.nail.pef year. ........ .,..6 00
Sent ty noil, pr month 60c
Served hv carrier, per month..., .. 60c
THR BOARD'S REPORT.
The report of the board of engineers
appointed lo recommend plana for the
Improvement of the Columbia river bar
Is gratifying in the extreme. It the
boar J nad been male up of residents
of Astoria the recommendations could
not possibly have been more tn line
with local opinion. ' It is evident
that the engineers comprising the
board " knew exactly what they were
about when they entered upon eonsid
(ration of the matter, and that they ex-
erolsei more care in the formulation
of their report than is customarily
observed by boards of the kind. "Work
.along the lines suggested by the board
can be undertaken with every assur
ance that It will permanently deepen
the entrance to the Columbia river and
restore to this harbor its erstwhile
The Columbia river bar is a sand
flat some miles in extent, and lies from
four to six miles beyond a line drawn
from the northwestern corner of Ore
gon to the southwestern extremity of
Washington. The present jetty, pro
jecting from the Oregon shore, runs
along this bar for sosne distance. Be
tween the- "Heads" there is a depth
varying from 45 lo 90 feet, the shoal
or bar being far out.
It has often been contended that' the
south Jetty has merely had the effect
of forcing out the bar, and this expres
sion has frequently come from suppos
edly veil-posted persons. . But the bar
is now in precisely the same position
that it has always occupied. The en-
glneers at the mouth of the river make
frequent and careful surveys, and
their blue prints for SO years past show
that the bar has not been forced out a
single foot. This fact is of Import
ance as demonstrating that a channel
must be cut through the bar, and that
relief cannot be looked for by forcing
the bar out to the "Jump-off' two and a
half miles beyond the outer end of the
It is not difficult to understand what
effect the extended south Jetty will
have. Everyone knows that the south
channel is the natural one, else there
. would not be the greatest depth on the
Astoria side of the river. One Jetty
will not contract the channel, but it
will serve as a guide for the water and
thus Increase the depth. To secure
the desired depth it may not be neces
sary to build the Jetty out to the edge
of the "Jump-off' which, by the way,
goes down at an angle of almost 45 de
grees. The currents running along the
coast from the south have had the ef
fect of counteracting the results that
would otherwise be obtained from the
outward flow of the river, hut an
extended Jetty will serve as a barrier
to these currents and permit of the
cutting of a channel.
The engineers have recommended
that the south Jetty first be extended.
They appreciate that this lead may
bring a 40-foot depth, and that, even
if it should not do so, a full length
south jetty will be essential to the pro
posed spur from the Washington shore,
the necessity for which will In due time
be determined. It is our belief that
an extended south Jttty will be suffic
ient, but in any event permanent dopth
can centainly be secured with two jet
ties. The dredge may bring some
temiorary relief, but we have little
faith In Its utility. Deepening of the
river entrince rests with jetties, and
we are very much pleased with the
board's report. It Is also gratifying
to know that the jetty Is in shape for
the immediate resumption of operations
nnd that thire will be no delay other
than "that necessary.
And now a concluding word to As
torian and Or.;gonlans generally:
Don't knock! We must have 40 feet
depth at the Heads and the recommen
dations of the board will, if approved,
secure it. Any effort to discredit these
recommendations will serve to retarif
the progress of the work. Let us fol
low the advice of one reasonable Port
lander George Taylor Jr. who per
haps unwittingly scores the Oregonlan
when he says:
I am very glad to see that the board
of engineers has agreed on a scheme of
Improvement for the mouth of the Co
lumbia. It is cause of congratulation for
all our business interests. Now. that
the engineer, after a careful examina
tion of the field, nnd upon mature de
liberation, have recommended this plan,
I hope we shall have no districting
fault-finding or even eounter-suitKv-tlons
from laymen. One of the fac
tors that has produced so much delay
was the scattering nature of our efforts
for the improvement: we did not con
centrate on anything. I hope every clll
xen will now pitch hi and give the pro
posed Improvement unqualified support.
I have bo doubt that the plan recom
mended will produce the desired re
SHilts., but If I had doubts I would keep
them to myself . - Action, not discus
sion, is what we want.
When theatrical enterprises wish to
test new play they take it out to
Siime of the smaller cities for Its first
performance, where the smoothing pro
cess developed in the acting of it can
be accomplished, says the Atlanta Con
stitution. This operation they uit!
"trying It on the dog." New Zealand
seems to be the land of "the 1o,"
where new; experiments in government
are getting the trial trips, if we are to
judge by the-number and variety of
the attempts to introduce and operate
there the many more promising f-ula of
legislation. Already the schemes of
many reformers have had more or Ks
successful trials In that country, and
now the single tax on land Is being
given a serious experimentation. The
theories of the late Henry George
caught on strongly in that country and
have resulted in the passage of a local
option act which permits any of the
local governments to adopt the "land
value system" of taxation for a period
of three years, after which the tontlnu
anee or discontinuance of the system
is to be again passed upon by the vot
ers. "Shirty-six local communities, in
cluding the city of Wellington, have
adopted the plan. Statesmen all oer
the civilized world are taking notice of
the farts and are watching with inter
est what shall be the practical effects
of the experiments. There ap;-ais to
be no question that the system e:ual-j
izes the burdens of local and state tax-1
atloa as no other method has hereto
fore done and that it puts a lanre and
tangible premium upon enterprise in
the way of improvement, lioth In the
cities and In the country. Voder it ev
ery owner of aVtown lot or fo.-m h
taxed upon the assessed usable value
of his property, as affected by its
surroundings or productivity, and he
must either make it produce according
to that valuation or else pay a tax that
is a heavy levy on his self-diminished
It appears that the Oakland (Cal.)
dispatch with reference to Kipling's
refusal to permit a ladies aid society
there to use portions of his works for
charitable purposes failed to convey
the important information that Kip
ling's business arrangements made the
concession impossible. The San Fran
cisco Argonaut therefore pokes fun at
The Astorian for denouncing what
certainly appeared to be a churlish
display on the part of the-British pu-are operated so as to make close con
thor. Now, wouldn't it be more con-; neetions with diverging lines at all
i Junction points.
sistent for the esteemed Argonaut to
oren the vials of its wrath on Its Cal -
ifornia newsvenders, who sent out the!
..... . , , , '
mformation that prompted undeserved j
censure of Kipling?
If the creditor nations In the Vene
zuelan squabble fel .hat they would
like to mix matters with their weight
in wildcats, our Mr. Bowen can be re
lied upon to provide the animals.
Now that the city of Astoria has
stolen its own park fund, it ought to
have itself arrested for embezzlement.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAT
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets, i
All druggists refund the money if ltj
falls to cure. E. W. Grove's slgna-
tura Is on each box. 25c. i .
A VERY CLOSE CALL.
'I stuck to my engine though every
Joint ached nnd every nerve was rai led
with pain." writes C W. rIInny, a lo
comotive fireman. "I was weak and
pale, without any appetite and all run
down. As I was about to give up I
got a bottle of Electric Bittters, and
after talsing It I fe!t as well as I ever
did in my life." Weak, sickly, rundown
people always gain new lif, strength
and vigor from their use. Try them.
Satisfaction guaranteed by Charles
Ropers, druirtii.st. Price CO cents.
Is It a burn? Cse Doctor Thomas'
Electric Oil. A cut? Use Doctor
Thomas' Electric Oil. At your drug
gist's. For sale by Charles Rogers.
Is dlsplayad by many a man enduring
pains of accidental cuts, wounds, bruis
es, burns, scalds, sore feet of stiff Joints
But there Is no need for it. Buiklen's
Arnical 'Salve will cure the pain and
kill the trouble. It's the best salve on
earth for piles, too. 25c at Charles Rog
A Sweet Stomach
comes only by having a perfect
acting liver and good digestion
both can easily be hid by using
SoM EwrTwtwre-tn Kmc We. nod W.
Coughs and colds, down to the very
borderland of consumption, yWd to the
soothing healing influences of Doctor
Wood's Norway Pine syrup.
For sale by Charles Rogers.
It is exceptional to find a family
where there are no domestic ruptures
occasionally, but there can he lessened
by having Dr. King's New Life Pills
around. M'l-h trouble they save by
their great work in stomach and liver
troubles. They not only relieve you
but cure. 25c at Charles Rogers' drug
Only one remedy In the world that
w ill at once stop Itchiness of the skin
In any part of the body; Doan'a Oint
ment. At any drug store, 50 cents.
b!?se.SHR SH RSHR SDHLRLL
For sale by Charles Rogers,
RKDCCED RATES FROM THE EAST
Commencing February 15th and
continuing until April 30, there will be
low rates in effect from the east via the
Illinois Central R. R. to all Oregon,
Washington and Idaho points. If any
of your friends or relatives In the east
are coming west while these rates are
in effect, give us their name and ad
dress, and we will make it our business
to see that thejr are given the best pos
sible service. We operate through
personally conducted excursion cars,
and in fact give you the benefit of the
latest conveniences known to modern
railroading. We have 15 different routes
! between the east and west, and are In
position to give you the benefit of the
i best combinations. Write us and wo
will give you full particulars. B. H.
Trumbull, Com'l. agent 111. Cent. R R.
142 Third street, Portland, Ore.
Dyspepcla bane of human existence.
Burdock Rlood Bitters cures it, prompt
ly, permanently. Regulates and tones
For sale by Charles Rogers.
"WHERE TO HUNT AND FISH."
Northern Pacific's new game book Is
now ready for distribution. Illustra
tions of live game a particular feature.
Four full page from Beton-Thomp
son's drawings made specially for this
book. Sand address with six cents and
book will be mailed to you by Chas.
S. Feo, G. P. ft T. A.. St Paul. Minn.
When people are contenpla'.Iag a
trip. Whether on business or pleasure,
they naturally want the best serv'.-e
obtainable as far as speed, comfort and
safety Is concerned. Employes of the
WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES are
nnfri tn MArVA th nllhtic and rmr trains
j Pullman Palace Sleeping and Cha4r
jCa ," "il,1"' ,,,,, ......
served a la carte.
In order to obtain the first-class ser-
vlcei Mk tite tlcltet agent ge
The Wisconsin Central Lines
and you will make direct collections
at St. Paul for Chicago, Milwaukee and
all points East.
For any further Information call on
any ticket agent ,or correspond with
JAS. C. POND, Gen. Pass. Ag"t.
or JAS A. CLOCK. Milwaukee. Wis.
jrtcT3i fin's w'ny wra win's
.SAFE. A.i. t In-fit I'firrtrt
for chiciii-:ste!:'m i.ncush
In Ki;i ftnl ti'jM ..'Jit- , -ran
with bJ-i.-rii.-x.',. J .inM , IIi-i'hmj
linngerau Mhvtltutlwn mnd Iralta
llisfc. V.-j T ,-f.t ,.( i,r wvi Ml
nmmp fr Pfrrtl'ttlfirft. Tfl1mtlli
M4 " IMicf fnr ...., "in (mr, l.j r.
twm MulL 1'MM.ii r"i-u'tl- 'M.l'. r,
UdOtiMtUi pep. ttflUmi k 1HII.A- R
A familiar name of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, known
all over the Union as the Great Railway
running the "Pioneer Limited" trains
every day and night between St. Paul
and Chicago, and Omaha and Chicago.
"The only perfect train in the world."
Understand: Connections are made
with all transcontinental lines, securing
to passengers the best service known.
Luxurious coaches, electric light, steam
heat, of a variety equaled by no other
See that your Ucke reads via "The
Milwaukee" when going to any point
In the Uulted States or Canada. All
ticket agent sell 'them.
For rates, pamphlets or other Infor
J. W. CASET, C. J. EDDY,
Trav. Pa. Agt.. ' n Agt.
Portland, Ore. Portland, Ore.
Robt. A. Hiller
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Ex-Register U. S. Land Office.
Land Titles and Land Office Business
Timber Lands bought and sold, Maps
made. Correspondence solicited.
Room , Welnhard Bldf.,
Oregon City, Oregea
We are prepared to make them oa
short notice and of the best material.
Let us five you estimates on any klnA
of casting or pattern work, Lowe '
prices for flrst-olaaa work.
TELEPHONE NO. 2451.
The Largest, 8taunehet, Steadiest, and roost seaworthy vessel
ever -en the route. Best of Table and State Room Accommoda
tions. Will make round trips every five days between.
Connecting at Astoria with the Oregon Railroad ft Navigation Co. and
the Astoria ft Columbia R. R. for Portland. Ban Francisco and all
points East For freight and passenger rate apply to
Samuel Blmoro & Co
General AgeutK, Astorlu, Or.
1A. A C R. R. Co, v
B. C. LAMB.
POUINDEI3 A. U. I7IO
SUN INSURANCE OFFICE
THE OLDEST PURELY FIRE OFFICE IN THE WORLD.
C"ri Aot ... ii.5,m,oik
Car At In United Htntoo, .bio.,j m
C. A. Henry & Co., General Agents
215 Sansome Street - Sao Francisco, Cal
SAMUEL ELAtORE & CO.. AGENTS
PACIFIC COAST COMPANY
For Steamer, Commercial and Family Use
Orders Promptly Executed.
DOCK FOOT OF SEVENTH ST
Samuel Elmore & Co.,Agts.
V HI! I H II
Of New Zealand
W. P. THOMAS, Mgr., San Francisco.
UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDERS
Has been Underwriting on the Pacific Coast ovei twenty-two year
SAMUEL ELMORE &
Don't Guess at It
Rut If you are govng Cast write us
for our rates and let us tell you about
the service and accommodations offer
ed by the ILLINOIS CENTRAL
RAILROAD. THROUGH TOURIST
Cars via the ILLINOIS CENTRAL
from PACIFIC COAST to Chicago and
Cincinnati. Don't fail to write us
about your trip as we are In a posi
tion to give you some valuable Infor
mation and assistance; &319 miles of
track over which are operated some
of the finest trains In the world.
For particulars regarding freight or
tasenger rates call on or address.
. C LIN DB 1ST, B. H. TRUMBELL,
T. F. & R. A. Com'l Agt.
142 Third St. Portland. Ore.
C. K. WISE, Propr.
Astoria's principal resort.
Fine liquors and cigars.
Scow Bay Iron 8
0r. mill nnd F'unkllu v.
O. It. ft N. CoJ
TELEPHONE MMN 661
CO., Agents, Astoria, Ore.
A FINE LIBRARY.
Of 140 volumes Is found on each of
the Northern Pacific' "North Coast
Limited" trains. Don't forget that
these arc the only trains operated In
the Went that are lighted throughout
"The Rlggest Sensation Everywhere."
The nrrin1Ht storencope with the
strongest ojjlltal effect. Highly fln
lshed In dlTrent colors with rich gold
and silver dic-oratlons (mounting-.
Including 20 V. F. Photographs. Vlows
of art (genre). Price only $1. Sent
everywhere prepaid In letter form.
liliput Steroscope Company
Scott's Santal-Pepsin Capsules
Mk-JV. A POSITIVE CURE
For InNumnittlnn or Catarrh
u' tlie lllad.i-r urnl Dimmed
Ktdnfjfl. Mo oor no par.
Uuri quickly nd l'rrm
B nllr wnrnt cn at
t'imori lioi-a nil uioet,
no multi-rof how 1i.uk ntad.
Ipn- Abolutljr huDilm
J'lld br lniKil. Print
I.M, or br mall, poitiiald,
iVlK 11,1 lAim-PEPSII CO,
Sold by Chae. Rogers, 45 Commerol.
al Btreet Astoria, Oregon
"THIS POETRY OF THK ORANOK."
"It appeal lo you, vhn the fmU
Imngs rip and sweet on the tree lul-t in
VVIintnry, or early In Mnreh. Then in
iiloMnums brvnk out, and the trvvs ar
yullow with golden globes, and while
with orangt! dower. It may be that
a Hurry of iinow ha whltciKd the
mountain tops, nnd then vou have an
arilstlo background for a tropical for
est. The air I full of uiiHhlne, mid
heavy with the frngrniue ns night
come on, and then, If (he union l
shlnlng.you hear at inUliilnlit thruuith
upen window, he song of ttin mocMnii
bird In the scented grove, and It never
seemed so melodious before."
An exerlviico like this I pnxnttite any
winter, and It In worth uiliry oi n
th'iuiand miles, while yog, run have It.
hy tuKIng the avmlo fTidsto rovf
thriiuit the srnnd nnd picture ).ie HIn
kiyon urn! Sim tu mounlnlns, to .niuin
em California, t'oii.lclc Inrorumtt m
about lhi trip, and dfciltlve iimlter,
t'-lUnij about California, limy ! had
from any Southern Paclflo age'il, r W.
n Conmn, O n. Pan). Al,. S. IV fu..
l.lii" In Oregon, l'oittmiil, Oregon.
SAVED KIJOM TEUUmi.lil UKAT11.
Tim family of Mrs. M. U Holililtt of
ItArgetott, Tenn., saw her dying and
ivrre iwweilfH o save r. Tin' must
skillful pliyuli Inns nnd every remedy
used, fulled, while eonsumilon wai no
ly but suiely tnkliitf her life. In lhli
terrible hour Dr. King New tim-overy
for Consumtilou turned dt'iulr Into
Joy. The first bottli' brought Imme
diate relief mid It routined umt com
plotvly cured her. Ounrnnted bottles
&0c and J'.. Trial bottle free al Ctiu.
Rogers' drug tore.
NORTH COAST LIMITED.
I only run by the Northern Pae.Oo
between Portland and Minneapolis and
St. Paul, through Tocoma. HetU
Spokaue, Mlonoula, Rutin, Livlngvtot ,
Hilling, Ulsmark and Kargo. Klgh:
of these train are on the run daily
four east and four went. Each I a
solid veatlbuled train, carrying stand
ard Pullman tourist sleeper, dluli'l
car, day coaches, mall, espres and
baggaa-e car and the elegant observa
tion car. Each train I abrilllantly
lighted with over too light and the
beautv of It all I you can travel Just
a cheaply on this train a on any
other. Ail representative will be
glad lo fivt you additional Informa
tion. A. D. Charlton. Annuitant Gen
eral Passenger Agent, 2&S Morrison 8t,
ASTORU AND COLUMBIA
S DO am
rorUmtd Vn on Pewit
Kor Affl KUd way
1) to a b
"f5r 'Kirtland "rid VYy"
10 so p re
e to p in
AnuTrla liir WaTreutonT"
Ploel, Fori H rvrn
llammniiil and Antorla
i 10 p i.
10 4f m
1 ri 'no p" u
I 7 W p a
Sm a m
"Swulrfc hit wrrrruin7
FUvti, llamm.-nil, Tori
w m w t r w , .iuwa - .. . .
J J? a " I "lev anil jkj;orl
All train make olose connection at
Ooble with all Northern Paclflo trains
to and from the East and Sound
points. J. C. MA TO,
Oen'l Freight and Paa. Agent
akd union Pacific
" time s3hed-
Depart. ULKS Arrive.
Chicago . C
Portland Halt Lake, Denver,
Bpeclul Ft Worth, Oma- 4:30 p.m.
9:20 a. ha, Kansas City
vlallunt- St. Ixiuis, Chicago
inglon. nnd East.
Atinntlo Salt Lake, Denver,
Express Ft. Worth, Oma
8;15p.m. ha, Kansas City, l'J:30a.m.
vlallunt- St. Ixiuli, Chi
ington. cogo and East.
faU "Walla Walla,
tit. Paul Lewlston, Spo
FastMail kane, Minneapolis,
'i p. m. St. Paul, Duluth, 7::tC p. m,
vlu. Milwaukee, Chl-
Bpokane -cago and East.
70 hour from Portland to Chicago.
No change of cars,
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE
All sailing dates
subject to change.
For San Francis
co every five days.
to Portland and
1 a. rn.
4: a. in.,
Steamer Kahcotta leaves Astoria on
tide dally eaccpt Sunday for Ilwaco,
connecting there with train for Long
Beach, Tlga and North Beach points,
Returning arrive at Astoria same ev
ening. O. W. LOUNSBERRY.Agent,
A. L. CRAIG,
' General Passenger Agent, ,
Time Card ol'Tinlii
Leave An IV
Pugel Sound Limited. T;tt Iffl l:tf pm
Kansa Cltf-flt. Iul
Hpeelai Il l ttt 144 pm
North Coast Limited I N P m T:00 m
Taeoma and Heal 1 1 Night
Kxnrewi II pm I.M pn
Toko I'uft Hound Limited or North
roast Limited for Or r Harbor polnu
Take Puget Mound Limited for Olym
Take Paget Sound Limited or Kan
an Olty-flt. ioul Biwctal for point
on South IfcMid kranch.
Poultle dally train service on O ray's
Four train dally bntwten Portland,
Tucoma and Heattl.
A. D. CHARLTON.
Anltnnt Onneral J'nfnerer Agt.,
7M Morrison St., Portland, Or.
is AI.WAYH FOUND ON THK FA
MOUS TWAINS OF
Kor li Know Tlicy Are tho Uoat In
Every Rospevt '
The N or ih wester a Limited
Daily Hot wwn MliuieuiHjIln, St Paul
and Chicago, 1 th Pver of
I'ull Information In regard to loweel
rutin and comfort in Iravvllng
gUdiy furnlnlmd by
II. I. Slrfl.KU. UKNUIIAL AOENT.
:'H AlJjr St, Purtland, Ore.
T. W. TKASDALB,
lim l PaiUH-iiger Agoiil, tlL Paul, Mtu.
..Portland - Astoria l(ouie.
STR. 'BAlLLY (lAlZEwr."
Daily round inp ticepi Sunday.
Iav Portland 7 a. m.
Leave Astoria 7 It. n.
Through Portland coruieotloM wlih
learner Nahcotta from liwaoo and
Long HeaWi 1-olnU.
White t'olUr Line tloknt Inter
changvabl with O. It A N. C. ana
V, T. Co. ticket,
The Dalies Route
STR. " TAHOMA,"
Dally trip eiceot Sunday.
1 1Mb CAHO
Uav Portland Moo . Wed.. Frt, I a. m.
Uav DaUe. Tue.. Thur., Bat, 7 ft. m.
Lv. Portland Tue., Thur, Bat,' 7 a. lu.
I.v. Dallas. Hon., Wed. Frt, 7 a. m.
Landing at foot of Aide Street, Pott
Uotii Pboaaa, Main IGL
J. W. Crichton, The Dalle, Or go.
A. K. Fuller, Hood River. Orrgon.
Wolford Wyer, Whit Salmon, Wn.
Henry Olmntead, Carson. Wn.
John W. Toiltn, Stevonaon, Wn.
J. C. Wyatt Vaneouver, Wn.
A. J. Taylor, Antorta, Or.
K. W. CRICHTON. Portland Oregoft.
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v"n,(vuu AINU fUlNiU EiABl.
Through Palace and Tourist Bw eper.
Dining and llnlT. Hmnllnr I.lhearv
Car. " '
Dally Train; fast time.
For ratna. fMea w.a inm.
, , . . j . w IV.1V4 ,ut .IILV,, III
Hon regarding tlckeU, route eta,, oal
on or adilreaa
1 J1- PHALON, ft. DICKSON
12t Third Street, Portland.
A. B. f!. r)B:VWTTfl n U U 1
411 Flrt Avenue. Seattle. Wft,