2. Morning Astorian i V EsubUsht4 W73. Sent by mail, per year...;.. ...... .W 00 lent by mail, per month.. ........ . BOc Served by earner, per month 6ie . SEMI-WEEKLV. Bent by mail, per year, tn advance tl 00 The Astorian guarantees to Its ad vertisers the largest circulation of any newspaper published on the Columbia River. ; ' - THE ASTORIAX rCELtSHING CO.. .PREVENTION VS. CURE. The Porland police departmnet is proceeding cautiously, says the Ore gonian, tn regard to the strike now In progress, the asumptlon being that tt Is easier, better and by far safer to prevent conflict between the oppos ing forces of labor than to stop one after It has been precipitated by the first blow. This is wise. Deplorable results follow hasty action. The coun sels of moderation and conciliation must ultimately prevail In all con tests between employers and employed. Far better that the sober second thought should rule before acts of vi olence take place than after. "He that Is slow to auger," says the wise man, "is greater than the mighty, and he that ruleth bis spirit, than he that taketh a city." : In all the centuries that have passed since this declara tion was made it Is not probable that any man has regretted having given heed to it. - GIVES UP HER DEAD. That Dewey's men- could and did shoot to hit is proven by 15 holes found In the hull of the Spanish warship Relna Christina, ; which has Just been raised in Manila harbor and beached. The skeletons of about SO of her crew were fouad In the hulk. How many heroes there may nave been among the poor fellows history will perhaps never say. They were not on the win ning side and the world thought the fact that our forces escaped without a scratch was a more noticeable event than that thousands of the enemy met sudden and violent death with hardly moment's warning. It Is probable that we will be generous enough to return the qrruesome relics to Spain for burial. It is said that all the sunk en ships may be raised, as the bulls are In a fair state of preservation. artists' opportunity: The committee on press and publicity of the Lewis and Clark Centenial ex position which will be held at Portland, Oregon, U. S. A., In 105, has offered a cah prize of $500 for the best design in colors, symbolic of the Lewis and Clark exploring expedition of 1804-6, the settlement of the western part of the United States by Americans, the devel opment of trade on the Pacific ocean, and the re-awakening of Asia. Terms of competition will be furnished on ap plication. Here is a chance for all ar tists. The competition will close June 1, 1303. Designs must be submitted before that date and should be ad dressed to I. N. Flelschner, chairman of the committee on press and publicity of the Lewis and Clark Centennial expo sitlon, Portland, Oregon. A REFORM. The new California divorce law will ROOFING Never corrodea,, " never aweatl nor expands ; in fact never gives sir trouble of any kind aud it used for all clanei of work, A very superior covering for barni, factories depots, canneries, tanneriei, ahedi and mining property. , u for kotklft. The Paraffine Paint Co. . San FrancUc, Seattle, Portland, Lei Angela and Denver, Colorado. U NIQji ABE L make legal separation more difficult in that slate than formerly. Here tofore, "extreme cruelly," which, was cause sufficient for granting a divorce. Included "mental anguish." The new law defines extreme cruelty as "griev ous bodilv Injury of husband and wife bv the other." In thedebate on the passage of the bill Assemblyman Flak said that California, with !,400,W0poP- latlon, has SSS5 divorces. The only state with more Is New Tork. with ;.KS.M population and $728 divorces. No wonder It Is charged with being the rotunest state socially In the union. AN ANNIVERSARY. Thirty-eight years ago today Abra ham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, and the man whose fame grows brighter as time passes by, died by the hand of an assassin. The world has mads wonderful strides since that dark day. Other men have displayed magnificent talents and exalted char acters. Marvelous achievements nave been wrought out. Men have become heroes and martyrs. But no man has arisen whose life In the slightest degree dims the lustre of fame which gilds the name of Lincoln. No other life seems to touch his. No other nature so deep, so true, so lovable. History can never repeat Itself In this case. Like circumstances can never again produce such a man because they can not ex ist. 'That necessity will never place a ruler In his position again In our land is to be hoped. It Is well we have the memory of his life. It is an example worth millions to rising gener ations for ages to come. GOVERNMENT COMPLEXIONTST. A dozen or more young men connect ed with the department of agriculture at Washington have for several months" been living on a diet prescribed by Dr. Wiley, who Is seeking to determine the chemical effscts of borax and other chemicals on prepared food. It has developed within the last week that all who have been at the doctor's tahle are taking on a pink complexion, giving thsm a healthy appearance, as though resulting from a good circu lation of blood and out door exercise. If this proves genuine. Dr. WUey is plainly on the highway to fame and fortune. POSTAGE FOR THE PEOPLE. The day of 1 cent letter postage throughout the United States is sure to come before many years have pass ed, because the mail receipts and prof its in the principal cities' and towns are steadily increasing and mounting to amazing figures. Even the gener ous extension of free deliveries over long routis in the country districts, as well as in towns and villages, in addition to cities, will not for a gen eration stand In the way of cutting the cost of lettter stamps In two. TO CURE A COLD IN OMB DAT Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure, E. W. Grove's signa ture is On each box. 25c. Bridge Proposals Notice is hereby given that plans, specifications, strain diagrams and bids will be received by the county court of Clatsop county, state of Oregon, until 3 p. m., Tuesday, May 5th, 190S, for the building, construction and erection of a drawbridge across the Lewis and Clark river in Clatsop county, Oregon, according to such plans, specifications and diagrams. Location of bridge Is shown on maps new on file In the county clerk's office as approved by the Hon. Secretary of war. l:ridge to be a steel swinging draw brMc,e with a clear space of 70 feet on each side of the draw rest. As Is al so directed by the Hon. secretary of war. Approaches to be pile trestle with a Id foot clear road or driveway. Bidders shall attach to their bid a certified check equal to 10 percent of the same and check made payable to trie order of the county clerk or may deposit the amount in cash at time of filing his or heir bid. :.. ; ? H Said check or cash to be forfeited to the county of Clatsop, state of Oregon, if after an award is made or bid Is ac cepted said bidder fails or refuses for a period of two days to enter into con tract and file a bond as may be re quired by the county fWrt aforesaid. ': Payments for said bridge to be mads by warrants drawn on a special fund created by the county court of Clat sop county, Oregon, at their regular term In January, 1903, same being a levy of 1 1-2 mills on the dollar for a term ot four years.' Bids to be sealed and marked "Proposals for Draw Bridge across the Lewis and Clark River," and filed In the office of the county clerk. The county court, however, reserves the right to reject any or all bids. , 3y order of the County Court ' J. C. Clinton, Clerk. ASTORIA. OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL IS, 1903 "Ul OOia DUST No Soap, Borax, Soda or Artimonia is needed with With little water and less effort you can clean anything about the house better, easier and cheaper than with Soap or any other cleanser. Once try it, you'll always buy it Mad only by THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY. Qrfotra, New York, Bottom St Uua. Makart ot OVAL FAIRY SOAR Steamer SUE Tn Largtat, ataancheat. Steadiest, and moat seaworthy vassal ever on the mat. Beat of Table and State Room Accommoda tion. Will mak round trip every five day between. Astoria and Tillamook FARE $3.60 Connecting at Astoria with th Oregon Rail read ft Navigation Co. and the Astoria k Columbia R. R. for Portland. Baa Franoltoo and all point East For freight and passenger rates apply to Samuel Elmore 6c Co General Agent, Astoria, Or. or to a a LAMB, Tillamook, Or. Li. ft C. R. R. Co. Portland, Or. PACIFIC COAST COMPANY GOAL For Steamer, Commercial and Family Use Orders Promptly Executed. i " DOCK FOOT OF SEVENTH ST Samuel Elmore &Co.,Agts. ASTORIA Is Represented at Home and Abroad by the DAILY MORNING AST0MAN A live, clean family paper. Price 60 cents per month by carrier or $6 per year by mail. The only paper in Astoria having Associated Press Telegraphic N'ews. SEMI-WEEKLY ASTORIAN . Published on Tuesdays and Fridays, It gives all the local, county and telegrapic news and it costs only 1 PER mi ji Of New Zealand W. P. THOMAS, Mgr., San Francisco. UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDERS Has been Underwriting on the Pacific Coast ovei twenty-two years SAMUEL ELMORE & CO., AgentsAstoria, Ore. twfcs do your " H. ELMORE O. It ft N. Co. Portland. Or. TELEPHONE MilN 661 YEAR C, W. Ban Dentist : Manned Building. &71 Commercial etreet, Gloria. Or. TELEPHONE RED XOit. Dr. Nellie Smith Vernon PI1T3ICIANAND BURQEON. Office Over Griffin' Book 8 lore. OSTE O PATHY DR. RH0DA CHICKS Manaell HUIg, 871 Commercial St Tlione ltltx-k eo5 Aiturla Ora. Dr. T. L. Ball DENt'ST 124 Commercial street, Astoria Ore, Columbia OYSTER HOUSE 1 Now Handling the Celebrated Eastern Oysters For Wholesale and Retail Trade. Alio 8holater Bay Oyslera FRESH EVERY DAY 105-107 TWELFTH STREET. NicH Kazeppi, Prop Andrew Asp, Iifai Irir Itokiiitl u4 larualatr PIR3T-CUA83 WORK AT REASONABLE PRICES. Special Attention Given to Ship art BtaamtMat Hepairtng.aenerai Hlaoa amlthlng. Ftrtt-Clasa Horat Sboelag. si- CORNER TWELFTH AND CAN! PRAEL & COOK FRAMSFER COMPANY. Telephone tn. DRAYING AND EXPRESSING All good shipped to our ear Will rtottv aoeclaJ attention. No 53S Doano St W. X COOK. Mgr. RELIANCE Electrical Works 421 BOND ST. Wt art thoroughly prepared for maklnc tatlmataa and executing orders for all kinds of electrical Installing and Repairing Supplies In stock. We sril ths celebrated SHELBY LAMP. Call up Phone 11 0. H. W. CYRUS. - Mar Central Meat Market 642 COMMERCIAL ST. Tour ordura for meals, botb FRE8II AND SALT Will be promptly ind aatlaleclartly atteadrd to 3. W. MORTON, Pres. Telertons N; m. C. J. Trenchard Insurance, Commission and Shipping. Agent Wells, Fargo and Pacific Expreaa Companies. Customs House Broker. . MOItH RIOTS. Disturbances ot strikers are not near ly as grave as an Individual disorder of the system. Overwork,-loas of sleep, nervous tension will be followed by ut ter collapse unless a reliable remedy Is Immediately employed. There's noth ln so efficient to cure disorders of the liver or kidneys as Electric Bitters. It's a wonderful tonic and effective nerv ine and the greatest all around medi cine for run down systems. It dlnpels nervousness, rheumatism and neuralgia and expels malarial germs. Only 50c and satlsf action guaranteed by Chan. Rogers, druggist. Itching piles? Never mind If physi cians have failed to cure you. Try Doan'9 Ointment. No failure there. 50c per bottle. For snle by.Charlea Rogers, druggist. ASTORIA AND COLUMBIA ' RIVER RAILROAD. LEAVE PORTLAND ARRIVE 100am 1 Portland Un'on Daimt 111 10 as 70opo Cr Aatorla ud War VWpoi I fuinta I ASTORIA 7 4.". a in Fur Portland aidTWuy II HO a, 610pm Points 1030 pa MKAHlOKUlVlttlON " 18 a m AU(rla77 Warrenlon, 7Toaai U as a ml navel, Kort Haven, 4 00 p iu M pm I Hammond and Atorla 10 46 m Uam SesalJe for warrentoo, lTWfm WSO a m riaval, Hammond, ."on 7 'Ml p n 2 m n m Wtye"i and Anuria 1 t a ft a Sunday only. All trains make close connections at Goble with all Northern Fad ft o trains to and from the Bast and Sound points. J. C. MATO, Oen'l Freight and Pass. Agent JlLOCKADian. Every Household In Astoria Should Know How to Resist It. ' Th bnck auhe txHauae the kidneys are blockaded. Help tin kidneys with their work. The bark will acha no mors, Lota of proof that Doan's Kidney Pills do this. It's the brat proof, for It comes from Oregon. T. W. Shankland, ,who 1 a itreet eat conductor on the Woodstock street car line, realdlng at W Klaworth street, Portland, says: "Sums Urns last hill I began having ronaldernble trouble and annoyance from a dull. aching pain In th bark over th kid neya. I think It was caused from the conotant shaking and jarring of the car. I thought ot first H would dl appear aa quickly at tt came, but thla was not the rase. Teaming of Poau's Kidney Pilla I procured a box and took them according to directions. The result was entirely SAtlafnrtory. The backache grw less and leas and toon dlaappeured, snd aa far at I can tell It hat gone for good for thers have been no symptom of a recurrence.' Tlenty of similar proof In Astoria, Cull at Charles Rogers, druggist, or partlculata. - For sale by all dealers; price M cents per box. Foater-Mllburn Co., Buf falo. N. Y., sole agents for the United States. Remember th name Doan't and take no other. Proposals tor beef and mutton: Of Chief Commissary. Vancouver Oar racks. Wash., April I, 1M1. Seated pronoaals for furnishing and delivering fresh bef and mutton for tlx months beginning July 1, 190J will be received here and at office! of commlasatiea at Fort Stevena, Oregon; Role Barrack, Idaho; Fort Casey, Canby, Flagler, Walla Walla, Wright, Worden, Lawton and Vancouver Barracks, Wash., until 11 a. m. May 1, 190), and then opened. Information furnished .on application. Envelopes containing proposals should be endorsed "Proposal for Fresh Beef and Mutton," and adddreased to com mlasary of post to b supplied, or to Col. F. K. Nye, chief om'y. TRAGEDt AVERTED. "Just In th nick of time 'our little boy wat raved." write Mrs. W. Wat kins of pleasant City, O. "Pneumonia bad played tad havoc with him and a terrible cough let In besldea Doctor treated him. but he grew worse every day. At length w tried Dr. King New Discovery for consumption and our darling was saved. Ht's now sound and well" Everybody ought to know, It't the only sura cur for coughs. cold and lung dlaeasea Guaranteed by Charle Rogers, drugglit Price too and II. Trial bottles tree. Bodily pain lose It terror if you'v a bottlo of Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil In the house. Instant relief In case of burns, cuts, sprains, accident of any sort. For sal by Cha. Roger drug gist. Office of C. Q. M.. Vancouver Bar racks, Wash., March 2S, 1901. Sealed proposals, in triplicate, will b received her until 11 o'clock, a. m., April 14, IMS, for furnishing fuel at military posts In thl department for fiscal year commencing July 1, 1901. Informatloa furnished her or by quartermasters at posts. United State reserve th right to reject or accept any or all propos als or any part thereof. Envelopes contulning proposals should b mark ed: "Proposal for Fuel at " ad dressed F. II. Hathaway, C. Q. M. U. B. Engineer office, Portland, Ore., March a. 1901. Sealed proposal will be received here for 478,000 ton, more or less, ton for extenalon ot jetty at mouth of Columbia river, Oreg., and Waih., until 11 a. m , April M, 1901, and then publicly opened. Informa tion on application. W. C. Langfltt, Capt. Engrs. WORKINO OVERTIME. F.ight hour law are ignored by those tlrclpR little worker Dr. King New Life Fills. Million are alway at work, night and day, curing Indlgeatlon, bll iousnea, constipation, tick headache and all stomach, liver and bowel troubles. Easy, pleasant, safe, lure. Only IS cent at Charles Roger' drug tore. IT SAVED HIS LEO. . . P. A. Danforth of LaOrange, Oa., uffered for alt month with tt frightful running sort on hit leg; but writes that Bucklen' Arnica Salve wholly cured tt In flv day. For ulcer, wound, piles, It't the beat alv tn the world. Cure guaranteed. Only 26 cents. Sold by Charles Rogn, drug lt. . ....... Scrofula, salt rhum, erysipcln and other dltivfilng eruptive disease yeld quickly to the cleansing, purifying pow er of Burdock Wood Bitter. For ale by Cha. Roger, druggist. t. mi. ,i' ,.r ' A FINB LIBRARY. Of 140 Tolume la fodnd an tach Of the Northern Pacific' "North Coast Limited" trains. Don't forget that these are the. only train operated In th Weat that art lighted throughout by electricity. . .. r- The tlttlt folk lov ptl Wood"' Norway Pine Syrup. Pleasant to take perfectly harmless; potltlvt cur for cough, colds, bronchitis, asthma. For tale by Cha. Roger, druggist. "THE POETRT OF TJIH OR A NOB," "It appeal to you, whan th fruit hang rip and sweet on th tre lata In Fabrunry, or early In March. Then tht tiltixnumt break out, and tht tree art yellow with golden globes, and whit with orange flower, It may b that a flurry ot snow hat whitened tht mountain tops, and then you havt an artlatlo background for a tropical for est. Th ttr It full of tunthlnt, and heavy with th fragrant at night come on, and then, If tht ntooa b ahlnlng.you hear at midnight through open window, th long or th mocking bird In th tosnted grove, and It never svciiird to melodious before." An experience Ilk thl It posalbl any winter, and It la worth a Journey ot a thouoand mile, whll you can havt It, by taking th tenia Shaato rout thrtiug th grand and plctureaiJ Sis kiyou and Hluata mountains, to south ern California. Complete Information oIhuiI th trip, and descriptive matter, t riling about California, may b had from any Southern Pa I tic agent, or W. E. Coimm, 0n. Pas. Agt.. . P. Co., Lines In Oregon. Portland, Oregon. MM. .Oregon Shout line Union Pacific AMD TIMM OCIIED- ULR8 From Portland. P prt. Arriv, Chicago Portland Salt Lake, Denver, Special I !0 a, Ft Worth, Oma 4:Mp.ov ha, Kanaaa City St. I-oul. Chicago and East. vlallunt Intton. Atlantic Halt Lakt. Denver, Ft. Worth, Oma ha. Kanaaa City, BL Loula, Chi cago and East " Walla" WaTiaT Lewliton, Spo kane, Mlnneapollt, St. PauL Dukith, Mllwauket. Chi cago and Bast ExprtasJ 1.11 p.m. vlallunt Inglon IO.Wa.ta. PL Pau FaatMal 1 p. m. via. 7Mp.m. pokani' 70 hour from Portland to Chicago, No changt ot car. OCEAN AND RlVBIt SCHEDULE. From Astoria AU sailing date subject to change. For Ban Franclt co every flvt daya ColuniblaJUver to Portland and Way Landings. "T a. in. 4: a. m. Dally m cept Mor Daly ri cept Burl Steamer. Nahcotta leave Aatorla on tldt dally tw-ept Sunday for Itwaco, connecting there with Iralna for Long Beach, Tig ta and North Beach point. Returning arrive at Aatorla taint tv nlng. O. W. LOUNSnERRT.Agent. Astoria. A.L, CRAJO, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon. Luxurious Travel Th. "Norlhwaatern Llml'ad'' trains. tlactrlo lighted throyghou', both inald and out, and steam baated, art with out nceptlon, tbt finest trala la tbt world. They smbady tht latest, newest and beat Idea far comfort, eoavtalmo and luxury vr offered th travails public, and altogether art tht most eomplett and splendid Tttoluotloa tt tht ear builders' art. That apleadld Trala Caanaot With Tie Greet Nortiers The Nortkere I'eclflc tad Tie Ceitdlti Piciric AT tT. PAtTL FOR CHICAGO aod tbe CAST. No extra chare, for than tupartoe acooimodstJorts and all rlaases of tick it are available for paasag on tt trains on tnis un art protectta by tat Intarlocklng Block Syittm. . Some Inter- esting facts When people are conteujlatlng a trip, whether on bualneaa or pleasure, they naturally want th beat tenr!.' obtainable a far a speed, comfort and arety la onncemed. Employe ot th WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES art paid to serve the public and our train are operated so aa to mak close oon- ntyraoa with diverging Unes at all Junction points. Pullman pm an tsiaeping and Chair Car on through train. Dining car servtot unexcelled, Meal served a la carta. In order to obtain tht flrst-olaata ser vice, ask the ticket agent to tell you. a ticket over..,.,.,,.,. The Wisconsin Central Lines and you will make direct connection at St. Paul for Chicago, Mllwauke and all points Bast. - For any further information oall on any tloket agent ,or correspond wtUi jah, c. fond, Oen. Fats. Aft or JAS A. CLOCK. Mllwauke. Wt.. Poley's ' Kidney Cura tauut tiaaert ana bud&t mat.