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ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, FILBRUARY 13,
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In his recent presidential address to
the Astronomical and Astrophysical to
clety of America Professor Simon Xew
comb discussed at length two unsolved
problems. A few years ago, he said.
It was not supiwsed that any agencies
except gravitation and light could be
felt across the wide spaces that separ
ate the planets and stars. The astron
omer and physicist are compelled, how
ever to susieet the existence and oper
ation of others. Were these once re
vealed they would not only prove inter-
estlng In themselves, but also, by in
dicating the action of one body upon an
other, exhibit the universe as an organ
ism and as possessing unity In a hith
erto unimagined fashion, says the New
One of these mysterious farces is that
which causes magnets on the earth to
awing regularly within narrow limits
every day, and on rare occasions to be
have hysterically. Since the diurnal
oscillation is wider and magnetic
storms are more frequent and violent
' at times of maximum abundance of sun
spots. It is natural to attribute the ter-
restaial 'phenomena to solar causes, or
else to some external agency that also
produces the sun spots. Lord Kelvin
long ago expressed the belief that the
sun does not act directly as a magnet,
and Professor Newcomb accepts that
-- doctrine. He cannot find any outside
force, however, which acts eimultane
ously on earth and sun. He concludes
then, that both the spots and the mo
tion of the magnets are due to some
cause acting within the sun. While it
seems credible that Rontgen rays or
Professor J. J. Thompson's corpuscles
particles much smaller than atoms
and emited by heated objects may be
concerned in the two sets of phenomena
no recorded observations afford valid
excuse for thinking so. Here is a line
of Investigation along which practical
ly nothing has yet been accomplished,
and the mere mention of it will present
& powerful temptation to astrophysic
ists. Another occasion of profound per
plexity is the behavior of the neubla
surrounding the latest new star, the
one which appeared nearly two years
ago In the constellation Perseus. Pho
tographs taken at different periods last
year showed that the nebula had ap
parently expanded with amazing rapid
ity In a short period. Whether the
material composing the luminous gauzy
cloud actually spread out, as if in con
sequence of an explosion, or whether it
was pome form of energy, such as heat
or light, that travelled, was a question
that promptly arose. As for the veloc
ity Itself, that could be computed only
by adopting some theory as to the dis
tance of the "nova" from the earth.
There are several good reasons for
thinking that all of these new stars
have been as far off as the Milky Way,
and the average distance of the bodies
composing It is put at 3400 light years
by Professor Newcomb. Accepting an
estimate of only 1200 or 1300, however,
astonishing results are reached. The
observed movement in the nebula of
Nova Persei not only vastly exceeds
the swiftest ejection of matter in solar
eruptions, but also that of light! It
was ten times as great as the latter.
possibly more. Besides, light travels
In straight lines, and this motion was
along curved paths. What was it that
Hers, again, Professor Newcomb
shoe's the Influence which the new elec
troii theory exerts over his mind. He
suggests that possibly the solution to
, this mystery may be found in the em
ission of corpuscles, although Professor
Thomson does not think that .these fly
faster than light. Apparently It would
be much easier to demonstrate the ac
tivity of electrons In the case of ter
restrial magnetism, than tn the spread
of luminosity around Nova Persei. Man
is much better situated for directing
them in one case than In the other.
Were; their existence and Influence es
tablished In either instance, however,
one would be called upon to face a
singular dilemma. Electrons are par
ticles of matter, while light is believed
to be merely a set of waves. Would
the ether which is supposed to trans
mit the latter with facility offer any ob
struction to the former?
Statistics o' the values of .estate
sworn to In Great Britain upon the pay
ment of taxes known as "death duties"
show a much lower range of fortune
than we are becoming accustomed to In
this country. Thus during the past
year S96 estates were reported with
a valuation of not less than $500,000
each, and yet there were only five of
them with a valuation In excess of 5.
000.000. During the last 15 years there
have been only IS estates reported at a
valuation approximating $10,000,000 and
of these only three were In excess of
$15,000,000, the largest of the whole be
ing the estate of George Smith, who
made his fortune tn Chicago, the valua
tion of that being placed at about 5-
000,000. The figures do not show pu
well ih comparison with the estates left
by American millionaires, but purhap
the fact that they have U pay laxos on
the full amount reported while in this
country no such taxation exists, may
have something to do with the differ
ence in the' totals. Even when allow
ance is made for that, however. It ap
pears the time has gone by when Lon
don could be looked up as the home of
the richest people on earth. The big
bankers, the brewers, the rich merch
ants, the hereditary landlords and the
nabobs who returned laden with the
wealth of India, are no longer the won
der of the world. The American plu
tocrat has surpassed them, and we can
count In this country several men who
have given away more than the value
of what would be counted In Great
Britain a very big estate. Indeed. A
notable feature of the report for last
year is that the average age of the 296
persons whose estates footed up more
than $500,000 each was 73 years. More
than one-fourth of the whole number
were SO years or upward, and uo less
than six had passed the nineth year.
As a rule they were men who had In
herited wealth, or had made it slowly
and without taking any great risks. It
is reported that hardly a single specu- j
lator was among the number. Evident- j
ly wealth is conducive to longevity, If
a man has sense enough to live with a
fair degree of prudence.
Everybody's liable to itching piles.
Rich and poor, old and young terrible
the torture they suffer. Only one sure
cure. Doan s ointment. Absolutely
safe; can't fall. Sold by Chas. Rogers,
A VERT CLOSE CALL.
"I stuck to my engine though every
joint ached and every nerve was racked
with pain." writes C. W. Bellamy, 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 talcing It I felt as well as I ever
did In my life." Weak, sickly, rundown
r.eople always gain new life, strength
and vigor from their use. Try them.
Satisfaction guaranteed by Charles
Rogers, druggist. Price 59 cents.
No one would be bothered with cons
tipation if everyone knew how natur-
allyand quickly Burdock Blood Bitters
regulates the stomach and bowels.-
, , ,,. , , .
For sale by Charles Rogers, druggist
WONDERFUL NERVE. .
- ., ,-. v ,. r-l
Is displayed by many a man enduring
pains of accidental cuts, wounds, bruis-1
es, burns, scalds, sore feet of stiff Joints 1
But there is no rieed for It. Bucklen'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-1
en, druggist. I
Cures croup, sore throat, pulmonary
troubles Monarch over pain of every
so't Dr. Thomas ' Electric Oil. For
sale by Charles Rogers, druggist.
Is exceptional to find a family j wjarONSIN CENTRAL LIN03 are
where there are no domestic ruptures ! r!d to serve the public and our trains
occasionally, but thise can be Ii-ssenf-d i are operated so as to make close con
by having Dr. King's New Life Pills ! ?,frotl,r;M dlvenrmg lines at all
around. Mu::h trouble they save by
their great work in stomach and liver
troubles. They not only relieve you
but cure. 23c at Charles Rogers' drug
- No man can cure consumption. You
can prevent it, though. Ir. Wood's
Norway Pine Syrup cures coughs, colds,
bronchitis, sore throat. Never fails.
Sold by Charles Rogers, druggist.
A familiar name of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & S.. Paul Railway, known
all over the Union as the Great Railway
running me "noneer 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
Bee that your ticket reads via "The
Milwaukee" when going to any nnlm
In the Uulted States or Canada. All
ticket agents sell them.
For rates, pamphlets or other Infor
J. W. CASEJT, C. J. EDDY,
Trav. Pa"). Agt., n. Art.
Portland, Ore. Portland, Ore.
TO CURB A COLD IN ONH DAT
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets,
This signature JtCit t, on
vary box. t5c.
Notice la hereby given that the coun
ty superintendent of Clatsop county,
Ore., will hold the regular examination
of applicant for state and county pa-
per at the courthouse, Astoria, Ore,,
For State Papers.
Commencing Wednesday, February
11 at t o'clock a. m., and continuing
until Saturday. February 14, at 4
o'clock p. m,
Wednesday Penmanship, history,
spelling, algebra, reading, school law.
Thursday-Written rlthlmetK the
ory of teaching, grammar, bookkeeping,
physics, civil governmeat.
Friday Physiology, geography, men
tal arithmetic, physical geography.
Saturday Botany, plane geometry,
general history, English literature,
For Country Papers.
Commencing Wednesday, February
11, at 9 o'clock a. in. and continuing
until Friday, February 13, at 4
o'-iock p. m. First, s?coii and third
Wednesday Pennman.hlp, history,
Thursday Written arithmetic, theory
of teaching, grammar, school law.
Friday Geography, mental arithme
tic, physiology, civil government.
Wednesday Psiinmanshlp, orthog
raphy, reading, arithmetic.
Thursday Art of questioning, theory
of teaching, methods, physiology.
H. S. LYMAN.
School Superintendent Clatsop County,
REDUCED RATES FROM THE E.VSTj
Commencing February 15th and j
continuing until April JO, there will be j
low rates in crtect from the east via the j
Illinois Central R. R. to all Oregon,!
Washington and Idaho points. If any j
of your friends or relatives In the east J
are coming west while these rates are j
lu effect, "jive us their name and ad- j
dress, and we will make It our business !
to see that they are given the best pos- j
sible service. We operate through j
personally conducted excursion cars, j
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
best combinations. Write u and we
will give you full particulars. B. H.
Trumbull, Com'I. agent III. Cent. R R.
142 Third street, Portland, Ore.
Office of C. Q. M., Vancouver bar
ricks, Wash., February 6, 1903 Sealed
proposals. In triplicate, will be re
ceived here until 11 o'clock a. m.
March 6, 1903, and then opened, for
furnishing and delivery of all material
required by the plans and specifications
for tho construction of electric light
plant for Fort Stevens, Oregon. U.
S. reserves the right to reject or accept
any or all proposals or any part there
of. Information furnished on applica
tion. Envelopes containing proposals
should be marked "Proposals for ma
terial In constructing electric light
plant at Fort Stevens, Oregon," and
addressed to F. H. Hathaway, C. Q.
"WHERE TO HUNT AND FISH."
Northern Pacific's new game book U
' now ready for distribution. Illustra-
, tlons of ve game a particuiar feature.
j Four full pages from Seton-Thomp-
' "on'" drawings made specially for this
book. S-md address with six cents and
lb(loI( wj to you by CnMt
3. pe0i q. P. T. A St. Paul, Minn.
When people are contenplatlng a
trip, whether on business or pleasure,
they naturally want the beat servVe
obtainable as far as speed, comfort and
Pullman Palace Sleeping and Char
Cars on through trains.
Dining car service unexcelled, Meals
served a la carte.
In order to obtain the first-class ser
vice, ask the ticket agent to sell you
a ticket over
The Wisconsin Central Lines
and you will make direct tojiiectlons
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. AgT
or JAS A. CLOCK. Milwaukee, Wis.
. OrftrtrtuT mnd Only Uennlntv
SAFE. A.,fPrr.-!,i Llt Hrwrit
to KKI N4 iioM butt ald
lth bluertfttwn. 'l uku n viHtr. Kt fu
1mitcerau HuhiftuU anJ Itnltav
tiumm, Huj 'it your Jr"Kfit or n1 4c In
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ta-m llh.il. lO.Oliu l'tMr.laH. ftuMh
rr.i- I,..- " iv iri
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DRAYING AND EXPRESSING
All goods shipped to our caM
Will receive special attention.
No 538 Duane Bt W. J. COOK, Mgr.
We are prepared to make them on
short notice and of th best materials.
Let us give you estimates on any kind
of castings or pattern work. Lowest
price for first-class work.
TELEPHONE NO. 2461.
Of New Zeulnnd
W. P. THOMAS, Mgr., San Francisco.
UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDER
Has been Uiulorvvritini; m tho
SAMUEL ELMORE A
The Largest, Stauncheat, Steadiest, and most seaworthy vessel
ever on the route. Best of Table and State Room Accommoda
tions. Will make round trips every five days between.
Astoria and Tillamook
Connecting at Astoria with the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. and
the Astoria St Columbia R. R. for Portland. San Francisco and all
points East For freight and passenger rates apply to
Samuel Bilmorc & Co.
Onornl Agents, Axturiu, Or.
A. ft C. R. R. Co.
B. C. LAMB,
FOUNDED A. U. ITIO
SUN INSURANCE OFFICE
THE OLDKSr PURELY HKE OFFICE IN THE WORM.
Catt A-acta ...
Ch Aaaata In United Mtatea
A. Henry & Co., General Agents
215 Sansomc Street . . san Francisco. Cal
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PACIFIC COAST COMPANY
For Steamer, Commercial and Family Use
Orders Promptly Executed.
DOCK FOOT OF SEVENTH ST
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Don't Guess at It
But If you ar govny 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 fall 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
passenger rates call on or address.
. C LIHDBKT, B. H. TRUMBBLL,
T. F. & R. A. Com'I Agt.
H2 Third St., Portland. Ore
C. F. WISE, Propr.
Astoria's principal resort.
Fine liquors and cigars.
Scow Bay IronO
Cor, IHth end Franklin are:
Pacific Const ovoi twonty-two your
CO. Ants. Astoria. Ore.
O. R. N. Co.
TELEPHONE AU1N 661
A FINE I.imtARY.
Of 140 volumes In found on each of
me wormern racino's "North Coast
Limited" trains. Don't foriret that
these are the only trains operated In
me west mat are lighted throughout
"Tho Biggest Sensation Everywhere."
The . smallest sterenoope with the
strong'-st optical effect. Highly fln
lnhod In dlfirent colon) with rich gold
and sliver decorations (mountings-.
Including 20 V. F. Photographs. Views
of art (genre). Frlre only JI. p,.nt
everywhere prepaid m letter form
Llliput Steroscope Com&any
PAn a Tram dt ta - -
1T Z. Philadelphia.
Scott's 5antaI-Pcpsin Capsule-
uf the Wlil,.r anil
Kliliniy. No euro uo p.y
J'ntly the rHt pur 01
no mwi, r,,f w lo, ,Uni).
Ins. Abnolatri burnup..
THE SANTAL-PEP8IH CO.
.i!!.' 9lfl.Ror' Commerol
al Street Astoria, Oregon.
Wipi Maker, llatktultk n4 ItrwikMr
Fl ROT-CLASS WORK AT
Special Attention Olven lo Ship arf
Steamboat Rpalrlnir.Onral lilaok
tmitnmg. n rat-cues Hex
Time Curd ot'Tritlua
Pusct Sound Limited. 7: am 1:46 p m
Kansas Clty-Bt. Louis
Special 11:10 am 1:45 DID
North Coast limited l:M P m 7:00 a m
Tncoma and Brattle Night
Kapreaa ll:bpm SOS m
Taku Paget Hound Limited or North
Coast Limited forOray's Harbor points
Tako rutin Hound Untiled for Olynv
Tako i'uget Bound Limited or Kan
n Clty-Bt. Louis Htxrclal for point
on South Itcnd brunch.
Double dally train service on Ornjra
Four l ml its dally between Portland,
Tucoma and Seattle.
A. D. CHARLTON.
Assistant General Pnsst'negsr Aft,
2SS Morrison at.. Portland, Or,
ALWAYS FOUND ON TUB
MOUS TRAINS OF
Hj Knows They Are tho llcsl In
i'.nly Hetwvvn Minneapolis, tit. Paul
und Chicago, la the l'ver of
full information In regard to iowcri
r.ilr uiul comfort tn traveling
g'lJly furnlahcd by
II. L. StSI-KIt, UKNKltAL AC1ENT.
US Ald.-r St., I'urtlnnd, Ore.
T. W. T1SA8DALK,
Ucn'l Passenger Agent, St. 1'ttul, Minn.
I'ATKNT WUITINU KING
The most Important Improvement
of tha age In the art of pen
manahlp makes tha poorest writ
er a splendid penman In a few
weeks by the use of this ring En
dorsed by prominent college president
and boards of education In Europe
and America. Sample dosen assorted
lii-s sent post paid for $1. single
sample 25c When ordering a sliifl
ring- ststs whether for man, woman
PENN RIFG. SUPPLY CO.
1H 8. FOURTH ST.. Philadelphia.
TO AND FROM ALL
St. PAUL. DULUTH, MINJtKAPOIJ.
CH1CAUO AND POINTS BABT,
Through Palac e and Tourlnt Sh eperi,
Pining and Buffet Smoking Library
Dally Tralna: fast time.
For rates, tollers and full In forma
ilon regarding tickets, routes eto., call
111 ur nuuria-
1 W. rHAUIN, n. VUJIKBVM
Trav. I ass. Agt. City Ticket Agl
122 Third Street, F'wtiRnrt.
A. B. C. Dlt-NNTSTON. G. W. P. A
ill First Avenue, Seattle. Wash.
Tht "Nrthwetern Llmi'-'d'' trains,
electric lighted thruughoii'. both IriHldt
and out, and steam heated, are with
o'lt exception, th finest trains la th
world. They embedy the lt.sl, rewesi
anil btst ld!A for comfort, convenlic(
and luxury ever offered tbs travelling
nubile, and altogether sre the mcsi
complete and splendid prjluctlon it thi
car builders' art.
These splendid Trains
Connect With,..., .,
The Great Northern
The Northern t'aciflc and
The Canadian I'nclflc
AT BT. PAUL FOB
CHICAGO and the CAST.
No extra charge for thess superioi
acommodatlons and all class of tick
ets are available for passage cn tht
tralna on this line are protected by tht
Interlocking Blook System.
"TUB POKTUt OF THK OKANUH,"
"It appaals to you, when th fruit
hang ripe and sweet on the tret lati in
February, or wtrly In March. Then tho
hliwaom brink out, ami th tree art
yellow with goidi'it globe, and whlta
with ornnga flowers. It may bo Unit
a flurry of nnor has whltemfl lh
mountain lops, and then you nave an
artlntlu background for a tropical for
eat. The air la full of aunahlno, and
Ufavy with the fragrsiiit aa night
cornea 011, and then, If tho moon be
shlnlng.yoti hear at midnight through
open windows, thn song of tht mocking
bird In tho nwnti'd grove, and It never
i-vmrd so melodious before."
An irlimc like Ihls I ponslhln any
winter, and It Is worth a Journey ot a
thu.'ind miles, white you can Imvt It,
by taking lha ih-ulu Hhastu route
lliitiiiir the grand iml l turrn 4 Bl.
kiyoii mid Hli mill mountain, lo eoutn-
11 n Ciillfonila. Coii.plctu Inroriimil.m
iilioul the trip, sml dercrlpllve mailer.
ti lling about I'ul.ful'iiU, limy bo hud
from any Huuth'trn I'm Iflo agent, or W,
K Cumuli, tl"li. I'iim, Agt.. H. T, Co,,
l.lii"! In Oregon, I'lii'tlnm), Oregon.
SAVIvli ITOM TKIUtl 111,11 DKATJt.
The fitmlly of Mr. M. I.. lUdibltt of
lliirgi'luii. Trim., her dying and
were powerless o ivn her. Tho most
(.Willful pliyult luit and every remedy
uiwil, fulled, while connumtluii ulu
ly but mircly taking her life. In thia
terrible hour Dr. King's New Discovery
fur t'aimtuntpluit turned despair Into
Jy. The first buttle brought Inline
dluie relief and Its rontlurd utto com.
pletely cured her. Ouuranted bottles
Mv urn) i. Trial bottle free al Chaa.
It'igers" drug stoia.
NOltTH COA8T LIMITED.
only run by the Northern Paelda
between Portland and Minneapolis and
Hi, Paul, through Tacoma, HealUa,
SiKjkuiw, Mianoula, Putte, Livingston,
illllriK, lilsmork and Kargo. Eight
of thess train art on the run dally,
four east and four weat. Rack la a
solid vemlbuled train, carrying stand
ard Pullman tourist slMpers, dining
car, day coaches, mall, eiprea and
buKKuae car and the elegant ebserva-
iuii enr, Each train Is brllllantlr
lighted with over oo lights and tho
beuutv of It all la you can travel Just
aa cheaply on till train aa on any
other. All representatives will be
sin.! lo glvt you additional Informa-
li'ti. A, D. Charm, Assistant Oen-
ei Psasenger Agent, tli Morrison fit,
AST0RI4 AND COLUMBIA
ft 00 m
7 0u p w
I'nrllanil l'n nit I'aivtt
Cor A.f'rls unit w.
II 10 s 1
Ft fertUiid uill.y TllsJssi
A.urU .,r Uar'reuiaa, T Mi's
Cl ivel,. Kurt r) . I 4 p a,
lUmmoliit mil Amorls I0 if . m
s is in
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die ha m.TiU.u. i li ton
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1 HI p 1
rwii , iiaoim-'nu, . iirv I
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All trains make doss connection s4
Ooble with sll Northern Paolflo train
to and from the Bast and Sound
point J. C. MAYO.
Oen'l rrelifht and Pass. Agent
Suit !,aki, Donvcr,
VU Worth, Oma
ha, Kansas City
St. liuls, Chicago
Halt like, Denver,
Fl. Worth, Onui
ha, Kaunas City,
St, IauU, Chi
cago and East.
St. Taul, Duluth,
cago and East.
8. IK p.m.
I ''30 a.m.
0 p. m
7:115 p. ni.
70 hours from Portland
No rhango of cars.
OCEAN AND IUVEH 8CHEDULM.
All sailing dates
ituhj ict lo change.
Por San Francls
co every nve day.
J a. tn. (.'olunibla itlver
4: a. m.,
Duly cx to Portland and
enpt Sur Way Landlmrs.
Steamer Nahcotta leaves Astoria on
tldo dally1 except Sunday for llwaco,
connecting there with trains for Long
Iieach, Tlg)i and North Beach point.
Returning arrives at Astoria same ev
O. W. LOUNSBEIlRT.Agont
A. U CRAIG,
General Passenger Agent,
Portland, Oregon. .