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ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 1X)4.
DAILY EXCEPT MONDAY.
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THE SEMI-WEEKLY ASTOKIAX.
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ASTORIAN PUBLISHING COMPANY,
, PUNISH THE PARENTS.
At La Grande, Ore., a few days ago, a 13-year-old
girl with the unroinantic name Lucy Prow attempted
suicide because she was denied the love of the man
whom she adored. Were it not for the seriousness
of the situation one might find rare humor in the
letter which the lovesick child left to tell her parents
of the cause oTher rash act: i
"Dear Friends: I leave you now. I cannot hear
the pain of life any longer. I love Davie Coon with
the love of my life. When they denied me of him
. it very near killed me . I leave you now to go to my
heavenly Father in heaven. Good-bye to all.
"The heavenly cross I bear,
Jesus, J am coming there."
Attached to this parting missive was the request
iit none of deoonent'a clothimr be removed. "It
is my last request," she wrote. It appears from the
La Grande Observer that Davie Coon "is a sport
who came here several months ago," and the Observ-
er concludes from this circumstance that the parents
of little Lucy have not properly attended to the train
ing of their child.' Lucy swallowed carbolic acid
but has recovered. .She followed the example set by
another child of tended years, the two cases consti
tuting the material for serious thought on the part
of the people of La Grande.
A 13-year-old girl who is unable to bear the pain
of life because of the fact that Davie Coon would not
remain in town and love her, or because she might not
find it convenient to meet him and listen to his soft
Drotestations of endearing affection, and who is
thereby reduced to the extremity of swallowing car
bolic acid, evidently being convinced that the' cir
cumstances called for the most horrible death she
could 'provide for herself such, 13-year-old girl
ought td be spanked. But Miss Lucy, is not nearly so
much to blame as her parents; Presumably Lucy has
been accorded liberties which are not extended to
children of her tender age by considerate parents, and
.thaf she formed soMJtrong airaffectioa for ..Sir. Davie
Coon is not surprising. Had she heen properly.train
f at home she would nothaw fallen -into desperate
loe with the itinerant sport, anE there .would have
been no drinking of Carbolic acid nor penning of
slushy farewells to Jier.nofii ,o dear, friends J IjelT
Lucy would have been studying hr. turrtl- reader
and planning to bring-joy to he heart of her toother
and father by distinguishing herself at school;:'!
The county court of Union county should summon
Mf. and Mrs. Prow before it and require them to
show cause why they should not be denied legal cus
tody of their child. There is no pthfer form of pun-;
ishnient provided in our civil law, which is one of ouri
misfortunes. We have too many instances of the
reckless depravity of children who are permitted to
roam the streets at will, and a law which would reach
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negligent parents would be a great uiessmg. j
miist appropriate 'similar amounts from their own
treasuries. This proinxtition insures the exjK'nditutv
of $43,000,000 on the highways of the nation. " Tfio
states which negUvt to make application, for fundi
before January 1, 1007, will lw excluded from Um
benefit and the surplus funds thus created ltall be
reallotixl to the different states which have taken up
the entire amounts apportioned to them. The gov
ernors of the several states are required, under tho
terms of the bill, to make application, within 110 days!
after adjournment of the next legislature eoitveiiing
after the passage of the act, for national aid, and!
in event of their failure to do so tell proper oflieersf
having jurisdiction of the public highways in the!
civil subdivisions of the states may make application'
to the road director for the assistance which the!
governors may haw decried to ask. This prevision'
makesit possible for road districts to take advantage
of the government's generosity. I
" Our government has devoted its attention to nearly'
all other matters except good roads. In 1903 it ap-j
propriated $32,540,199 for rivers and hartors, a!
we believe the appropriation asked for highways,
should be granted; The benefit to be derived from
suitable highways are too obvious to be act forth atj
this time. The great problem is to arouse interest
in their construction. Nothing els would go so far
in this direction as a liberal national appropriation,'
and, the experiment once successfully tried, annual
appropriations could be looked for ia the future. !
Best of all, perhaps, under the terms of the Brownlow
act the most approved methods of construction would
be employed, to the lasting benefit "of the'agricultura!
districts and the cities depending upon them.
When T. T. Geer assumed editorial control of the
Statesman he proceeded to pitch into Colonel llofer,
editor, of the Journal, and the two have ainoe been
going it. The following reply is made by the Jour
nal to one or the former governor s onslaughts
"The Statesman editor has had some reference to
the fondness of the Journal editor for sauerkraut.
We submit in all fairness that this is a violation of
the rules of the ring. It is striking below the belt.
The man who eats sauerkraut as an article of diet is
doing so in pursuance of the liberty guaranteed by
the constitution. The enjoyment of life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness was mentioned in the decla
ration of independence. What is known as the sauer
kraut habit has brought up some good citizens and it
ia a harmless and non-intoxicating beverage. We
are willing to differ with the Statesman editor on
some minor matters like giving tips to Pullman car
waiters. But he should not attack our national ar
ticle of diet. We recommend that ho buy a barrel
of sauerkraut and proceed tq replenish ,h is long,
lean and lanky form. Sauerkraut will build up Jiis
cadaverous, beanpole style of anatomy and possibly
get some new ideas into circulation."
f NATIONAL AID FOR ROADS.
We are in receipt of a copy of "the Brownlow bill
recently .jnjiduccd. the gentleman
from Tennessee whose name it -bears and jn the sen
ate by Mr. Gallinger, of New Hampshire, togethe
with a coiapreherisive iatemeBt from" ' Bepresepta-
tative jJrownlow as to its aims and probable results
The bill gives evidence of careful study of the great
problem of good roads and we regard it as a meas
ure which should receive unanimous" support in both
houses of congress. -: - ' .
The measure carries an appropriation of $24,000,
000, at the'annual, rate of ' $8,000,000, to be ap
portioned among the several states according to their
population, with the provision, however, that states
having less than 700,000 population shall receive
$250,000. There are id such states in the union
and $4",00000 is to be apportioned to them. , the
remaining $20,000,000 is to be divided among the
other 29 states according to the linmber of inhabi
tants of each. The bill creates a road building de
partment under the supervision of the secretary of
agriculture and provides for the officials who are to
direct the disbursement of the government funds.
The important feature of the, bill is that which
specifies that those states accepting government aid
In an abstract just issued by- the bureau of statis
tics of the department of commerce and labor a com
parative statement is given of the debts of the lead
ing nations of the world . How' heavily hardened
witlf 'obrtgSMrmil these chief . nations, are few people
realize;5 and fer are aware how unevenly these na
tional burdens are distributed.--"The' total indebted
ness of the civilized powers k put at about $35,000,.
OMOOO. But tlf tliis WrtnT nlirrtit h,,t';
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European pmntnes r'rance, the United King
dom, Germany, Italy and Spain. The greatest debt
or nation in thf world is France-at the same time
one of the ricliest and the most frugal. An enor
mous outstanding debt is due of the cherished tra-
unions or i-renin statesmanship; and neither the
French government nor the French people can be
brought to view with alarm the fact that France's
obligations reach nearly $6,000,000,000;, more than
a sixth of the total indebtedness of the world.
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1 5l.!n5r-.'attwon presses the joyful fear that
the republicans have been making a tool of Mr.
Bryan, and points to the prom ienrice given him. on
his recent European trip as evidence of the 'deign
ing of the administration representatives abroad Mr.
wattersoa need iot fear on this score. Mr. Bryan
achieved "distinction in the United States and he was
merely received with decency abroad, just ns Mr,
Vatterson might be if he were to go to Europe. That
.Mr? "Watterson fails to distinguish between courtesy
miu puiiMcat- raseamy is lamentable, and that he pa
rades hisMgnorance in the public press is even more
to be regretted. ' ' '" ' ', v
The; San Francisco Bulletin is looking for a name
tor, the people of the United States. It points out
that we are not Americans' any more thon are the
people of Mexico or Canada, and, indeed, the'people
of fcouth America might as well, call themselves
Americans. The late Colonel Pat Donan, during
the' course: or an address to high school students in
Astoria, once referred to the people of the United
States aa, '.'United Statians," and the name, we be
lieve, is the best which has ever been suggested to
technically designate them.
: Vint..: - ':
wrt orgMiii4 is 1791
The coimjt of nicktli u brgun in
1866. Th Util rrport from the
Minti ihowi that 445,8-0,054 nickel
havt btK oind linct tkt time,
1 11C IflllVCia
would not ; pay for the
Cremo cigars smoked
in one year
Largest tiller in tiii ' World
TKE BAND 19 THE , j
J!Lia..., J JTi
I have but few expenses and can
sell lower than the lowest. & &
See These Prices
$15.00 Orercoats now only
$10.00 Younrf Hen's Suits 8
$ 7.50 ' . :." ? 't
$ 5.00 Boy's Suits for $3 to $
$ 2.00 " '.. $
Shoes, Hats, Underwear and all
Furnishing Goods marked down to
the last notch. j? & & ,
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CORNER FIFTEENTH. AND.'COMMERCIAL STREETS
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This Cap Lsbil
la a guarantee of the purity ,
. . anarichnesaof our
to anyone able to prove I
- of our product
Dr. T. L. Ball
B24 Commercial trwt Aitorla Ore,
C. J. Trenchard
Iniurancc, Com'mlfulon and Shipping.
Agent. Weill, Fargo and Pacific
Expreas Companle. ' Cuifoma
Houm Broker. . ' : , - -
Dr. Oswald H. Beckman
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Kinney Building.". -! Pbone No. 241.
Office boon. 10 A.K. toll M., IteiFM
7 P.M.lo 8 P. -M, bUD(ly lUajM ,,
Ex-Senator Simon say he ia not longer to be con
sidered as an aspirant for senatorial honors. We
takeJt.Sjiaon' has made a discovery. -;x '. :
W. C. JUogari
S7S Commercial Street Shuuhen Bulldine
C. W. Barr-Dehtist
I, Manaull Building
673 Commorolal fitrwt, Aetorla, Ore
L TELKPUONE BED SOOL
t) RAYING AND EXPRESSING
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A tl .-J- -LI M . - . '
i ii awni. raippm hi our cmrm .
' Will raodT ipeolal at'entloa. '
Ifa S3I Dnane lit V. X COOK, Mgr.
M)H Puhrnien, O. W. Morton.
Central Meat Market
642 COMMEHCIAU ST. , ,
Tmif on1t fiir
F U JE S Ii v A bf I) , S A h T
Will ho (iritmptly mi
TcIdi'Iioiio No. l.
- "As the
: Crow Flies"
The shortest line between
tnneaf)o1l, - S t. Paul and
428 BOND ST.
JAY TITTLE, f!. D,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Acting AtiiiUat Surgeon TJ. 8. Marine
: Hoapital Serrice. '
Offloe hoara': 10 to 12 A. M., 1 to 4 30 P. M,
477 Commeroial Street, 2nd Poor.
OSTEp PA THY
ManaeH BM.' ' '
Pnone Btaok Mai
ITI OommerclAl Bt
'" Aatoirtk Ore.
,t We are tho roughly pr pared for
maklnj eitimatae and 'executing
i orders (or all kteds of electrical " '
Installinz and Repairing
; ;$ , ':, . -v
iu'ppHeV in stoel We wtl the '
, celebrated SHSLBT LAMP. Call
up Flume lift . -
H. W. CYRUS. - Mgp
,the route of the famous
Blooof Bitter eUred rne 'of 'a terrible
breaking 'out all ore the body. 1
anm rery grateful."MI JuliaFllbrldge
West pornf elj, p.onj,
Jtt7trtik Tor Comfort.','
V ;.evir night in the year.
Before tttrtlniron a lrln-no matter
where-wrlte for IntortMtliiK Inform
tlon about oomforUtble travellii(,
H, L SISLER, Geiwrel Aunt . '
.m.Tldrd 6t. Portland, Oregon.
1. W. lHAHIMLIC.
Ueneral l'RMeni(ir Agent.
t 1'aul, Minn,
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