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ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 1904.
Application made January 4, 1904, to be
entered as second-class man matter at the post-
office at Astoria. Oregon.
DAILY EXCEPT MONDAY.
prise and push, and areeajier to "sot on in the
world." In this.rvspwt the Japanese present a
sharp contrast to th mental alumnNhneaa and
hrinesa of much of Kusaia'a population.
Still it was this same Russia whoso warriors nt
toerushintr defeat some ;W odd years hs the fiVreo,
fanatical lejrionarios of Turkey, than whom there
are probably no more inaguiiieant fighters on the
earth. ' "
Sent by mail, per year
Snt by mail, per month. .'.
Served by carriers, per month . . .
SOLDIERS AND CWARKTTKS.
There's something wrong with the British army,
or at least that part of it which is new, according to
British army authorities themselves, and the trouble
is traceable from the class from which reeruita are
taken. These recruits are far from being the sturdy,
rosy-cheeked, hearty, much enduring young coun
trymen the world has Ixvn accustomed to picture in
the "raw recruit" who "took the n'ueen'a (dulling,"
or, before and after Victoria's time, the king's, but
are described as "physically immature and of a low-
standard of intelligence," by General Lyttleton,
.commanding the king's forces in South Africa.
According to one officer on service there it will
take three years of good feeding to make them capa
ble of doing a good day's work, while another of
General Lyttleton's officers ventures the opinion that
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0F OP THE PROBLEMS 3 c mver uone a KOWa work 111 UU'IP
That then' is an increase as to certain types of ! "V "" u" ""l mu'm w uo um! 11 uu'.v cnH n,,l
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erunes or violence mere can oe no ueniai, says iue
THE SEMI-WEEKLY ASTOKIAX.
Seat by mail, per year, iu advance $1 00.
ASTORIAN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
Ledger. Robbery is getting startingly common. It
is conducted by murderous methods. The robbers
st-em to have no compunction on the1 subject of
killing. The man who does not quickly obey their
orders is shot down, while the one bold enough to
So serious is this matter regarded that it is excit
ing the solicitude of members of parliament, who are
seeking the cause or causes of it. One of them, him
self a physician, quotes Professor Cask, spoken o
as a leading authority on public health, as declaring
make active resistance usually is left dead on the ?e Pr,nclPal cause of th,s erioation to bo"juven
ile cigarette smoking." Some of the symptoms pro
duced by this habit are tints scheduled: "Chronic
spot, while his assassins escape.
. . . . I hoarseness, lack of annetiti ilvKtwnuia nuil.v f
a streetcar at salt Lake were siam at tneir posts . . ', , . " ' -vi-i- i
Wans thPv ivfiise.1 to viel.l to han.lita. In this "r" M,uuu iiuii, mpiu ami imermiwnt
city a number of laboring men, who work hard for f.' .pam b, he.on.of the heart, difficulty in
their money, were stopped by an armed gang andr'T"' u ' "uol""V Pa " nmany
stripped of all their money and valuables.' They VJS0 "auacne, mental wear.ness
wis nonaV, not t rst tlmt tW 01 WongM, causing muddled ideas, defect
..K-anto . oil n tv,0 nthr tw , , 01 'oy. impatience and irritability."
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samnles of the news nrinted everv dav from one . v v -l""'"", to say noining
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vi. nurtiun-s niung a man lor trie ordinary pursuits
of life. This condition of things is perilous for
Great Britain in her future wars, and she is likel
as any nation to haw them. The suggestion is made
by Mr. Robert Farquharson, M. D., that England
follow the example set by this country ami Germany
in forbidding and penalizing the sale of cigarettes
to any one under 16 years of age. The idea is a khh
coast to the other. There naturally arises some ques
tion as what is to be done about it. No answer has
been formulated yet. When men are so mean, so
degraded and so brutal that they had rather go out
on the highway as footpads than to earn honest liv
ings, the circumstance presents a puzzle. Of course.
the police try to catch these miscreants, and the
courts to punish them. "While this is being done
there spring up new bands as ferocious and greedy.
To exterminate them does not seem to be more ef
fective than the worthy effort to sweep back the tide
In theory the system of education is at fault. It
SHOULD BE SUBSTANTIAL
i ae county (:!(
should be so enlarged as to embrace all of society. tion of expenoing not less than $60,MM) in the eon-
f It should take the child at the cradle and supply a 8lrucllon 01 1 " 'P 8 n,'w (,(,rt house. The cost of
wholesome environment. It should set up a loftier t,ie structure may exceed this figure, but will' not fall
standard of conduct. As a theory this is pretty 'M''ow n every respect the structure will be a
enough. It lacks to some extent the quality of being substantial one, and the new proposed building will
practical. Tlmre are people born to crime; the wlua' to the needs of the county for many de
taint of it ,is in their blood. The liest that can be ca(lts to come.
done is to restrain them, to discourage the breeding ne eollrt 's to be commended for this determi-
of them. nation. All public improvements, national, state.
The footpad is a despicable wretch, with a certain cou"t' aml municipal, should be permanent. A
courage, but a large element of cowardice. If any "mm-v Pvernmenr, ror instance, is not a temporary
have a plan for the subjugation of this creature it corPOTtKn, f)nt a permanent one. Its administra
would be listened to with respectful interot tion must be carried out with due regard for futuit
generations as well as the present "one. After we
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FIACIG FOR WR . ' ouneu me county will b greater in
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The Japanese government has been authorized to r"",,"lM"1, BI1U more imponant in every rwpect
draw upon. 50,000,000 ven of the Chinese indemnity a,lu our coue Hnouia P'ned with due consider
fund-a ven is nraetieallv SO eents in Amerien atlon for those whP wil1 the present manage
money-and the Russian government is contemDlat- ment of public Affairs- Temporary improvements
inemakini? the sale of tea and unmr n stute mnnnn. F excasable only in small .communities.
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oly, just as the sale of brandy already is. The profit K w"ne 01 m' PernaP8., wre not favorable to
on the sale of two such prime necessities as tea and plan for constructon of a new court house at
susrar in a conntrv the mnrmiturle of Unifl eanm.t u"; vm time, mere will be general satisfaction
fail to ha enormous. These financial movement in. with the Plan of the Vunty court to erect a sub-
dicate pretty clearly that both Russia and Japan fAantial buildinR' which nml not be pliN for
believe that war is not far off. 3 n l" wtm'
Which of the powers is better prepared to stand
the strain of war financially it would probably be t,rno J,I(mia hack up slie takes two long
hard to say off hand. Russia, it is true, statrcrers str,,lw torward. Rumors of probable settlement of
under a national debt amounting to over $3,000,000,- , lar imtorn fi'brolio mean only that Russia finds
000, or about $25 per capita, a stupendous figure !t Poss'ble again to gain her point without recourse
when the deep poverty pr-vailing among the Russian 10 1,'"IH 11 W1" D recalled that all of the powers
masses is taken into consideration. In addition ,m,,'r,'l her out of Manchuria, notwithstanding
Russia's revenues per annum statistics for 1901 w,nc" her troops still occupy that country. Now she
are the latest available amount to nearly $9,000,000, ,s mmfi ber H(,enpatioTi of Manchuria in treating
a sum which, if wholly raised by taxation, would iVn lor Lorean concessions. For consummate
mean an average yearly assessment of aboit $7 for " ai"' H'"'w'ss at the game of bluff, Russia eer-
every man. woman and child in the whole imperial y ia,iKS nm "mnK ine powers.
domain. The fact, however, that Russia's indebted- ,
ness and revenues are so vast implies at once that Mr. James J. Hill, president of the Northern Pa
she has resources of eorresnondiriL' nronort.ions. cific T?:ii!
" ' I ' -'iw vimiui;, ntijn tuut Mill III Will ;I1IU
Japan, fiinancially, appears to be much better off will be a koikI thing for a man with an ani.et.ite for
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just at me moment man her gigantic neighbor and bananas. In this connection it miirht nertinentlv
rival. Besides possessing a Chinese indemnity re- be observed, on' the other hand, that a tranSconti
serve on which she is able to draw, her national debt ncntnl railrnml hvin -nt,. rw.tu:.. :
is only about $200,000,000, or about $4.73 per head, mighty good thing for the man who wants some one
while her national revenues amount to only $120,- to hold him up for all his money.
000,000 per annum, or about $2.75 per capita. In
1901 her foreign trade aggregated something like A Baker City man took an incandescent lfoh't t
$250,000,000. Her population-estimated to be about bed with him and the bed elothincr caught, fire ,lnin,r
45,000,000-is only one-third as great as Russia's, .some damage. The necessity for blowing out the
but most of the Japanese are bristling with enter- gas is thus happily done away with.
I have but few expenses and can
sell lower than the lowest. X? &
See These Prices
Overcoats now only
$10.00 Young Men's Suits 9
$ 7.30 " $
$ 5.00 Boy's Suits for $3 to $
$ 2.00 " " $
Shoes, Hats, .Underwear and all
Furnishing Goods marked down to
the last notch. 7 u? & &
CORNER FIFTEENTH AND COMMERCIAL STREETS
ASTORIA AND COLUMBIA
1:00 ft ml PortUnd Union D-l
7:00 p ml pot for Aitorlft and
ror Portland and
Astoria fur Warm! T:W a m
Ion. riavtl rortl 4:06 n m
Btavtni, lUmmood l9:tf a n
( llanvl Saaalda (or War-I
Alt trains mak eloat oonnactkma at
Ooblt with all Northtm PaeUla tralai
to and front Ui Baat and aound points.
J. C. Mayo,
0nral Pralg ht and Paaa. AganC
The shortcut line" between
Minneapolis, St. I'aul and
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Dr. T. L. Ball
114 Commercial itraaC Astoria Or.
C. J. Trendhard
Insurance,' Commission and 8hlpplng
Afent Wells, Firgo and PaclHo
Express Companlea Customs
id -wortnwnwro Urol'4-' traiaa,
electric lighted throufbou', both kiaide
and ouL enA m kuiai
Lmii eaoopdoi t&a flaasr 'J-slna la she
Dr. Oswald H. BecKman
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON
Kinney Building. Phone No. mi
Offlce hour. 10 A. M. U 11 M., I to 4 P M
7 I' M., to 8 11. M. hun.tu I lu a I' M ,
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PHYSICIAN AND KUIU1KON
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Offlop honrs: 10 to 12 A. M., 1 to 4 ft) P. M.
477 Comniereiftl Htrwr, 2nd Foor. 1
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