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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 19, 1903)
AUG 1ST i IU03.
RDiONSTRATORS SPEAK OIT
AVestrort, Ore., August I". 19"3.
The Weekly AstorU Herald of August
15, in regsrd to the denial by the coun
ty court of liquor licence to Mr. John
Vt Jr.. of Westport makes some as
sertions which bear within themselves
the sump of the author and as silence
In regird to this matter moy be con
strued as evidence that they are true,
W beg to state some facts in connection
with the application remonstrance
which will be the other side of the
story" and, we "Shall confine ourselves
to the truth.
Instead of "some clerical gentleman
from Knappa and Westport. 'the Indies,
mothers of :mi!ies living at Westport.
circulated the remonstrance, and only
two (J) names were obtained by Rev.
JJ. R- Hill, the "clerical gentleman from
Knappa and Westport." Perhaps
through a misunderstanding some i-er-son
conveyed the Idea that both saloons
would be closed now if the remon
strance would get enough signers, but
w rather believe the misunderstanding
was on the other side. Some" people
thought we have a personal grudge
against Mr. West, and we stated that
we would try to do away with both sa
loons; and probably some one musunder
stood our meaning. Regarding our as
sertion that Mr. West intended to pur
chase the OUen house, and convert it
Into a saloon, we did hear rumors to
that effect, and merely repeated them,
bat in only one instance was this used
to obtain a signer, and we were acting
in good faith, believing at that time our
statement to be true. We are aware
tf the date when the license of the oth
er saloon needs renewal, and we will do
our best to get same denied. We are
walking as hard as before with a re
monstrant to Mr. West's application,
and it will come into court with the ap
plication to be made by Mr. West at the
October term of the county court, and
although we have a hard row to hoe,
we succeed in convincing the people
that the misstatements made did not
originate from our side.
We shall use all legitimate means j seeing the object in all its natural col
to beat the application of Mr. West, I ors, or as it is seen in the Image of the
and no personal feeling shall enter Into ! camera.
the matter, but, as mothers of families ,
trying to raise children whom we hope
to become useful members of society
we ask the assistance of all true-hearted
men In our effort to remove from
oar village anything that may have a
detrimental effect on the morals of our
MRS. W. T. ROSS,
MRS. JAS. McINTOSH
We sell, rent, and repair all makes of
typewriters. Write for new catalogue
of New Densmore.
Huxley, Ryan & Co.,
$2 Fourth Street Portland, Or.
Hew Scheme Of Picture Taking
That Is Called "Seeing By
The plan for sending photographs by
telegraph, or "seeing by wire," ts work
,d by the source of light throwing a
beam which is focuswJ by a lens upon
a translucent photographic negative, or
film, wrapped ibout a revolving, and at
the siime time trawling barrel of glass.
The light and shade of the negative
iliat is to say, the features of the Im
age, cuts aft mow or less of the ray
nrcoidikic to their intensity, and the
harrel revolves so as to bring every
part of the Image under the ray, which
falls oil a selenium cell inside the bar
The cell Is In circuit with a battery,
and the llne-mire. according to Us re
sistance varies with the Intensity of the
way the current on the wire varies. The
receiver is a d Arsonval galvano-meter
with a light aluminum needle, which
under the varying current, moves Its
ends nearer to or farther from a metal
piece which allows currents of high fre
quency, or as they are called Tesla cur
rents, to Illuminate the Interior of a
Jeifsl'T vacuum tube.
The light from the tube varies with
the current, and with the transmitting
ray at the other station. It falls on a
second revolving barrel, covered by .a
sensitive film as in the transmitter, and
reproduces the image.
Owing to the fact that the light of
the transmitter is not focussed to a
point, the reproduction is rather vague,
or indistinct, but It is fairly good, and
(observes the Globe) we dare say a por
trait would be recognizable. Of course
the method requires a photograph of
the object whose picture Is to be sent,
and it is rather slow, but from a scien
tific point of view an advance.
Still, it is far from realizing the Idea
of "seeing by wire," or, in other words
NEWSPAPER MEN TO ATTEND
Ogd,n, Vtah, August IS. Half a hun
dred prominent newspaper men, rep
resenting nearly all the influential news
papers of the country from Maine to
California, will be in attendance "when
the national Irrigation congress con
venes in this city next month, according
to information received at the head
quarters of the executive committee.
The eastern newspaper men will come
West in private tars and will be ac
companied by representatives of several
prominent eastern magazines.
Used by people of refinement
for over a quarter of a century
WILL ENCIRCLE THE EARTH
STEAMSHIP COMPANY AND RAILROADS
JOIN FORCES TO, DO BUSINESS ON A
Chicago, August 18. A dispatch to
the Record-Herald from Omaha, Neb.,
."The. Hamburg-American Steamship
Company will Invade the Pacific ocean
and together with the Orient and Wa
bash railroads, will encircle the earth,'
said Vice-President Edward Dickinson
i f the Orient railroad, who has just
returned from London, where he, to
gether with President Stillwell of the
Orient I ine, negotiated the traffic
agreement between the railroad and the
"The night before I left London, we
concluded a contract with the Hamburg-American
line for a line of
steamers from Port Stillwell to China,
via Hawaii and Japan. That company
already has steamers plying to all
points tn the Orient, via Sues."
THE PALACE BATHS
Palace baths Include a first-class bar
ber shop andTurkish andRussian baths
Best of service In every department. T.
It. Davles, proprietor, 539 Commerclal
street. Hours for Turkish and Russian
baths, S p. m. to S a. m.
Watermelons direct from the grower.
SECOND HAND PIANO FOR 150
A good. little fancy upright piano.fan
cy walnut case, came to us In part pay
ment for a choice new upright during
the past week. Do you want It for $150
110 down and $3 a month? If so, come
and see it quick. Just the thing for
the youngsters to learn on, then in a
year or so we'll take it back toward
payment of a new one.
Also a square piano, fine tone, and
in excellent condition. Takes only a lit
tie more room than an upright. $65
Is the price, though its worth $130. We
want it out of the way. Pay us $7 and
$4 a month If you' like. See It before
its tool ate at Ellers Piano House Ex
hibition Sale, corner of Ninth and Com
mercial streets, in the Masonic build
Salem And The
Big Flax Crop
Fibre Product There Is Shipped to
California Because Capital City
Has No Linen Mill
The work of harvesting the tlux
crop Is progressing very rapidly under
the direction of Eugene House, the llax
expert. He reports that by next Wed
nesday the entire llax crop raised In the
vicinity will be hnulcd In and stored in
the llax mill. The cmn amounts to
about 250 tons of choice llax tlbre, and
there Is on hands UW tons of llax of the
lust year's crop also in the mill, all of
which Mr. Posse expects to manufac
ture Into fibre before the new crop
comes on.. The flax Is now being thresh
ed as rapidly a possible, eight men be
ing employed on the threshing machine
which is a specially devised machine,
consisting .principally of rollers. Mr.
Ilosse Intends to continue the thresh
ing for about two weeks, and In the
meantime he will keep a force at, work
spreading the straw for the proAss of
retting. The flax will not be all thresh
ed by any means, but the seed keeps
better if not threshed out, and he wl'l
then have all the straw which he can
put through the retiring process before
the wet weather conies on.
The perfect method of retting Is In
vats built lor the purpose, ns the fibre
then comes out white and Is of finer
texture, commanding a much higher
price. Hut not having the vats Mr.
Hosse Is compelled to spread the straw
on the ground and depend on the dew
and light rains. When wet weather
comes on this cannot lie done and he
will spend the winter retting llax at
the Silo llax mill, w here there are vats
and a drying room.- Next spring the
remainder of the llax will be threshed
In a few days Mr. liosse will ko to
Seio, where the work of pulling the
flax has Just been completed and will
commence threshing and spreading ,
there. The crop at Silo this season !
amounts to about 3''") tons of straw, a ml
there is about 50 tons of last year's
crop on hand. Next year he exacts
to have 2,000 In (lax nt Scio, as the farm J
ers realize the value of the industry :
and the great profit to be derived from j
It, and all are anxious to engage in rl
ing it. Mr. Bosse has so far raised the
flax himself, but having demonstrated
the practicability of the Industry, he !
will henceforth devote his 'attention to
manufacturing the fibre, and will .1.- j
pend upon the farmers to grow the
He has a contract with n large linen
mill In Oakland, Cal., to take all the
fibre he can produce, ami utile some
one can tie found to Invest $I."o.iuni in a
. If friFTW
flrst v'asi linen mill In 8sm, he will
ccutlnue to sell his flbrs to the Cal I tor-
niiv mill, s . .
floss nw has a patent pending
his new HTutchlng machine, and ex
pects to make a large one for use In the
mill th's winter.. He intends to devote
his energy toward (wrfvcMnf machinery
for every process of manufacturing
it lire, ,v to a machine for pulling the
tlax. as he has found that It will not
do to depend upon hiring help to do the
work by hand.. The machine already
Invented for scrubbing the flax Is some
thing new, and far ahead of any other
mm hlne ever perfected. When lis gets
a full enulpinent of machinery for the
other processes, he will b able to turn
out llax fibre nt a much greater profit,
and a great deal faster, than by the old
process. It I by this means that Mr,
Hosse exert to succeed In the new In
dustry. 11. It. Thhison, president uf the
Creater Salem t'ommerelal Club.. Is at
tending regatta. The eluh with which
Mr. Tlilelnon Is connected has been an
Imp irtant factor In promoting the flax
Industry In thk state, Mr. Thlelsen
stall's that a Mr, Hoyce, of Muncle,
Ind., Is looking Into the Industry near
Salem, ami is contemplating the erec
tion of a st-ruU-htnj mill. He will prob
ably choe McMlnnvltlo as a site.
"DI B TODAY?""
Oregon peaches, plums.spples prunes,
tomato's, cauliflower, cabbage, canta
loupes, wax and string beans, and alt
other good fruit and vegetables In mar
ket. JOHNSON BROS.
No meal In s tar has men an tffset
on oft ft mood as Sreakiaat. a wsu-
preparta breawatt moo mms
It tddt a riehntM to your food
that nothing 1m eaa It It the
twit port of C0W millc. Tall
your t took you warn una
your husband to buunew with a
food brsalitMt and you nad
Economy Brand. Ba ture rau
km the abort cap labtl bt-
lors you Buy,
Fancy Qravensteln apples of flno
quality and at low prices, Set them
at Johnson Urea,
UE3T 15-CENT MKAL.
Vou will always find tht best lie
meal' In tht city at tht Rising Sun res
taurant. No. '611 Commercial street
Furnlalred rooms, with or
board. HI 4 Grand avenue.
MRS. 0. 8CIIMEMNO.
Don't Guess at It
But If ou are gowig Raai wrltt ut
for our rates and 1st us tell you about
tha service and accommodations offer
ed by tht ILLINOIS CENTRAL
RAILROAD.- THROUOH TOU1UST
Can via the ILLINOIS CENTRAL
from PACIFIC COAST to Chicago and
Cincinnati. Don't (all to wrltt us
about your trip as wt are In a post
tlon to girt you somt valuablt Infor
mation and saalttasot; Mil aille of
track over which art operated somt
of tht finest trains in tae world.
For particulars regarding freight or
oasstntwr ratal oalt oa or addrsaa,
. C LINDSET. a H. TRUMBBIX
T.F.tHl Coml Aft.
141 Third BU Portland. Ora.
S. Feo, O. P. ft T. Am SL Paul. Minn.
A T OR 1 A
Is Represented at Home and Abroad by the
DAILY HORNING ASTOBIAN
A live, clcnn family jwjHir. Ir,ice CO cent per month
by currier or $0 per year by mail. Thu only paper in
Astoria having Associated I'regg Telegraphic News.
Published on Tuesdays and Friday, It gives alt the
Will, county and telegropic news and it eosta only
for It! Try
When people art oonten.iUtlng a
trip, whether on business or pleasure,
they naturally want tht beat ssrvic
obtainable as far ss speed, ouinfort and
afty a concerned. Employ of tht
WI'ONHIN CENTRAL LINES art
:ald to servt the public and our trains
urt operated so as to makt oloat con
neottona with diverging lines at all
t'ulurian laJact Sleeping and Chair
Cars on through trains,
Wnlng oar servlot untiotlltd, Meals
served a la oartt.
In order to obtain tht flrtt-otasa ser
vice, ask the ticket ajrtnt to sail you
a ticks over
The Wiscoasla Central Line
and you wilt makt direct udtiatlont
at (it. Paul for Chicago, Mllwauktt and
all points Bast.
For any further Information oall on
any ticket agent ,or correspond with
JAS. C. POND. Oen. Pass. Agt.
or JAS A. CLOCK. Milwaukee. Wis.
A familiar nams of MM Chloaco.
Milwaukee ft St. Paul Railway, known
Jl over the Unlna as lbs Ureal Hallway
running tht "Ptonesr Limited" trains
tvsry day and night between Bt. Paul
and Ctlongo, and Omaha and Ctrl oa go.
"Tha only perfect train in the world."
Underatand: Connections are mad
with all transcontinental Unas, securing
to paamrgers tht bast ssrvios known.
Lusurtoux ooaoues, slaotrio light, BtMra
heat, of a vartoty equaled by do other
Be that your ticket reads via "The
Milwaukee" whan going to any point
In tht Hulled states or Canada. AU
ticket sr-nta anil them.
For rates, pamphlets or other la for
mat Inn, addeas.
J. W. CASEY, H. 8. ROWE.
Trav. Pass, Ag i Jen. Aft.
Portland, Ors. Portland. Ore,