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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 18, 1903)
ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY.
The Daily Astorian
Astoria Daily News
. Established 1873
FRANKLIN PRINTING CO.,
cient by mail, per yew 86 00
Bent by mail, per month 5)
Berred by carrier, per month GO
Sent by mall, per year. In advance 11 00
The Astorian guarantees to Its ad
vertlsers the largest circulation of any
newspaper published on the Columbia
give to Asioria by tax the bent paper
ever published In any of the smaller
cities of tlie coast. The capacity of
the mechanical department is fully
doubled the old machine must not be
slandered, gentle reader and the paper
Is In position to give to its patrons, as
it 'has always done ,the greatest quan
tity and best quality of news.
THE QUESTION OF BABIES.
The Tacoma Ledger entertains no
fear nt race suicide. There are, our
contemporary asserts, plenty of babies
born into the world, and the great lQ 50 poundg and the weight of the
problem, it thinks, is what to do with int.iujng an the tu-ning parts, Is
them. The Ledgers version of an In- oht .mnnn nnllnfls. Thi. weluht must
comparison of the guns and mounts
made ten or fifteen years ago with
those now being made. The latter are
arranged much more convenlently.and
consequently their rate of fire Is much
faster, odem six-Inch guns are be
ing fired from ships eight or ten times
in a minute at targets about the size
ol a ship and a mile distant and hit
ting the target at each shot.' Of course
doing this from a stable platform on
shore would be comparatively easy
The projectile of these guns weigh 100
pounds, the powder charge about
THE OLD AND THE NEW
Side by side In the office of The As
tolan and Dally News may be seen the
fi;sl und, practjcully, the last linotype
n:acUnes in tihe great west the one,
. after years of hard service still doing
flist-class work with its nickel-plated
parts and the other, attractive In its
simplicity, capable of accomplishments
, beyond the Imagination of even the
most enthusiastic dreamer who stopped
at the Chicago world's fair to view the
wonderful work of the elaborately con
structed machine that occupies the
place of honor In the composing rooms
of this Journal. The old machine was
built like a "vatch and handsomely fin
shed, that It mleht mote favorably
impress the- hundreds of thousands
who visited the Columbian exposi
tion. The enterprising proprietor of
The Morning , Astorlnn, among
those who first saw the old machine at
Chicago, hastened to place himself in
communlcntlon with the manufacturing
concern, and since then this .famous
linotype has recorded the progress of
the world, and more particularly of
the Pacific northwest. More operators
have "learned the case" on It than on
any other three machines in the great
west. It hag been abused at times hy
that class so utterly despicable in the
eyt-f of the artistic printer the "black
smiths" and has resented this parsh
treatmment by- refusing absolutely to
perform Its functions. At other times
it has been considerately treated by
Intelligent operators, and at such times
has done Its duty well, It has, with
human Instinct, responded to the touch
of reneon and rebelled at the touch
The companion of the world's fait
nftichine 1s the, very 'latest product' of
the factory, capable of really wonder
ful thlmts. ' "In two minutes' time lis
parts ran be so altered that it will print
anj'.one of half ft dugen different Hizes
of type, of any one of half a dozen dif
ferent measures. The ordinary ronton
face, su- h as Is used In this newspaper,
end the boldface headleller issue forth
from It nt the same time, cast on the
same line. It -euulres less attention
than Its notable partner and generally
Is such a wonderful mechanical device
that Its work Is little short of marvel
ous. The old machine has won Us
spui-H: the new has a reputation to
With these two machines The
Astorian and Dally- News will lie
thoroughly equipped and prepared to
terestlng question is called forth by the
lamentation of Bishop Francis, of the
Episcopal church who deplores the fact
that the ladies of his congregation are
not giving to humanity their share of
babies.' The Ledger undertakes to re
assure the good bishop, offering him as
comfort the law of the survival of the
fittest, and asserting that, even it
motherhood ceaseB entirely among the
ladies of his acquaintance,, the cry of
the babe will continue to be heard In
"There are plenty of Infants," con
tinues the Ledger. "They are suffering
for lack of sustenance. They are grow
ing up In crime and Ignorance. They
are being developed to fill he asylums
and penitentiaries. In due course of
time some of them will be hanged. The
problem is not as to more children, but
but as to what to do -with the ones who
are here. Certainly the people who are
not able to care for their offspring do
society a wrong when they unload upon
It a large family. Certainly the future
of this race depends upon quality.There
Is no trouble about the quantity except
in the excess. , The fact is lamented
that the ultra-fashionable women do
not have children. In this circum
stance there is reason for gratitude
rather than concern.
"The talk abut race suicide is almost
all nonsense. Regardless of who may
not experience the process of being
born, there will be plenty to experience
it - So far as the task falls to human
agency, the world will be taken care
of, and It Is Idle to fret about the rest.
Perhaps the congregation of the good
bishop will die out, but he will die out,
too. His successor will find a congre
from the congregation of today, but It
will be there, never fear. The race is
increasing In numbers. Is it growing
better In character? Here is the im
And herein Is the strong feature of
the bishop's contention. His congre
gation is a fashionable one and the
women who comprise it are abundantly
able to rear children as they should
be reared and afford them the advant
ages that every child needs In this
bustling age. If the stork visited more
fashionable homes there would be a
less -percentage of criminals born Into ;
the world.--It is not t all, -likely, how
ever, that tne race suiciuai arguments
advanced will produce any .pronounced
hange in the attitude of those directly
be moved, to keep the sights on the tar
get, by one man, and It will be seen
that it is of the greatest importance
to'lay out all the shafting and gearing
with a minimum of friction and lost
With this advance in t,he convenient
layout of the gun and its mount is go
ing on at the present time a steady
increase in the weight and length of
guns. Six-inch guns which used to
weight 11,000 pounds, now weigh 18,000
to 20,000 pounds. The weight of. the
projectile of these guns ih&a not in
creased, and has remained always 100
pounds, but the velocity at which the
projectile leaves the gun has increased
from about 2000 feet per second to from
3,000 to 3,500 feet per second, in conse
quence. of a three or fourfold increase
in the charge of powder. It may e
argued that this change that is, the
constantly increasing weight of guns
of a given caliber is not a wise one
The great care and attention bestowed
upon the convenient and accurate mov
lng of the gun, however, can be nothing
but an improvement. The growth and
progress in change in artillery con
struction sometimes seems arbitrary
seems sometimes to be as arbitrary as
the fashion in clothes. Old guns made
300 years ago, which may be seen in
the arsenals in this country and in Eu
rope, had about the same shape and
were in many respects similar to the
guns of today. In the Intermediate
nerlod, say about 100 years ago, the
irons had shrunken up, and become
shorter and larger in diameter, wtt
larger bores. We are now returning,
or. nethaps, more correctly, it should
he said we have returned, to the fash-
It may not have descended )n artmery ot 300 years ago.
., GUNS AND ARMOR.
A most striking development in guns
and In speaking of guns we usually
include the gun-carriage or gun-mount
Is the effort now universal to throw
the accurate and quick control of the
gun Into the hands of the people firing
it, says John C. Mei"gs in the Scientific
American. It may well be wondered
that this has not always been a con
trolling Idea In laying out guns and
their mounts, says this writer but at
the present lime it Is In this direction
thnt the greatest effort Is being made.
The proof of this is to be seen by a
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A man has been arrested in Seattle
because, as he expresses it, he is en
gaged in the business of "making
crooked tools for Square gamblers,"
The case should be dropped at once.
The man is altogether too valuable to
be run out of or placed under restraint
Offices, Odd Fellows Bltlg., Tenth and Com
. inerclul 8ls Astoria. ire
When you are out for a good
time don't overlook
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A MERRY CHRISTMAS
TO ALL. .
In every department of our store can
be found suitable Christmas presents
for every one.
Cloaks and Aiits
which have been slaughtered in price
make most acceptable presents
In notions, Fancy Pillows, Head Rests,
daintily trimmed Pin Cushions.
In the toy department, Kid Body
Dolls, Dressed Dolls, Drums.TooS Chests,
Iron Toys, Magic Lanterns.
Before maKing your purchases favor us
with a call.
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LUCY CUNNINGHAM, Pianist
Program Week Commencing December 7
A Cure for the Bluet,
Overture, Beer Is 5c, The Waiter.
A return Engagement of the Sparkling
Soubrette, . - CARMELITA MEEK.
Overture, "Mistress Nell Waltzes"
L V. GUSTIN,
Now we have the sensational hit of the
season, JOHN J. LORD, and
' MEEK CARMELITA, In a novelty
act of their own.
Overture, "Bamboo Queen"
HARRY VON TILGER.
The peer of Song lllurtrators, LUCY
CUNNINGHAM, presenting Howley
haviland and Dresser's Latest Suc
cesses, "Down in the Meadow
where the Green Grass Grows."
Overture, Wait for the Moving Pictures,
The somewhat different commedian.
JOHN J. LORD, will hold your at
tention. Overture, "The Lion Hunter"
CLYDE L. CRAIG.
In more of the Latest Eastern Successes,
Overture, "Ben Hur Waltzes"
The Magnetic Star, CARMELITA MEEK
will please you.
Overture, "The Varsity Girl"
FRED T. ASHTON.
The Eccentric Comedian, JOHN J. LORD,
will pass out a few knock-out drops.
Overture, Don't forget the pictures. .
Once more with the same old smile,
Overture, "Marlta," Flotow.
Edison's Latest Invention, The Projecto
scope, in different subjects and
- scenes v.'-
Program is subect to change without notice.
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