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ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 1904.
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THE FAIR AND THE SABBATH.
." The people of the city of Portland, confident of re
ceiving the national financial assistance essential to
the success of the Lewis and Clark fair, have detenu
ined to settle among themselves a question that should
have arisen Shall the fair be open on Sunday?
If the fair is open at all it certainly should be open
' There is always something doing in the Oregon
metropolis to agitate the public mind, and we have
an idea this Sunday-opening bubble will soon burst,
just as other similar bubbles have burst. At the
present time, however, the cont roversy is being mer-
rily waged, and the argument is yet to be won by one
aide or the other.
Sunday is a day of recreation and rest and prayer.
It is a day of prayer for those who make up the
church-going element ; it is a day of recreation and
! rest for those who have no particular religious scru
ples and who sometimes attend church but more fre
quently spend the Sabbath in quest of quiet mental
. entertainment. Each of the two classes is entitled
to due consideration. It would be just as reasonable
for the non-church-going element to say the churches
should not be open during the fair as for the church
goers to insist that the fair should be closed on Sun
day. This does not imply that the work of the churches
is to be discredited in any way. Reliirion has made
the world has blazed the way for civilization. Since
Charles Martel drove back the Jloors at the battle of
Tours, Christianity has directed the march of civil
ization, and its relation to enlightenment has not
since been changfd. The churches are powerful
factors for all that is good in" this world and well
nigh indispensible in preparing us for the next.
It is not clear that the fair is a thrust at religion
as would appear from the agitation now in full
swing in Portland. Quite to the contrary, it is pri
marily intended as a great agitator. Should it prove
to be anything else, it would be a dismal failure. The
demand, then, that the fair be closed on the Sabbath
is itself a direct , blow at education, and as such will
doubtless be iguored by the gentlemen in authoritv.
So far as the church-goers are concerned, they are
actuated, of course, by a desire to elevate the moral
tone of the community. They believe implicitly that
the average man and woman will accomplish more
for. their own mental advancement by spending the
Sabbath at church than by viewing the attractions
of an exposition of the wares of the nations of the
earth, or by assembling at the sideshows for vaude
ville or other entertainment. On the other hand there
is a very considerable element that clings to an oppo
site opinion, or else is so indifferent as to give but
little heed to religious advancement. Closing the
fair on the Sabbath would not bring this last-named
element to the churches, but rather would send it
strolling about the streets of the city, out into the
country or down to the sea shore to seek such enter
tainment as one would naturally expect-to enjoy
when visiting an exposition city. Practically, Sunday-closing
would accomplish little for religion, to
say nothing of the theoretical error of one class pro
scribing against the legitimate amusement sought by
Those fair visitors who are church-goers will attend
church on Sunday, whether or not the exposition
gates are kept open; and, no matter what the de
cision reached by the fair management, the other
element will remain away from the house of worship.
Sunday closing of the fair will merely keep down the
number of visitors to Portland for the reputation
of which we need, should the decision be against
Sabbath closing, have no fear.
a if t?t nti t ivr? TQ t nvrn-nn
try boir out the statement that eventually there will
be little 'or no disease-- that period of the wurld's
existence when there is proper observance of. health
regulations. "Vital statements show that the avertige
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age of persons who, die is rapidly becoming greater,
which bears out the theory that we are becoming bet
tor prepared to cone with disease. Parents are en-
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abled by modem means to properly rear their child
ren, and, as proper rearing means less disease, th
dauger of contagion is thereby reduced. .
From the Chicago Tribuno we learn that the aver
age age of the 10,203 persons who died in Chicago
in 1872 was 15.2 years. " The average age for the
28,353 persons who died in Chicago last year the
victims of the Iroquois theater are not included was
32.1 years. This is a remarkable showing. There
has been a prolongation of the average period of life
in every civilized country. Greater cleanliness, the
extended use of antiseptics and antitoxins, the more
intelligent care bestowed on the rearing of babies
have worked together to bring down tho death rate
Nowhere have improved sanitary and medical meth
ods been more effective than in Chicago. j
The birth rate is declining in many parts of this
country. That has alarmed some persons and has
occasioned the cry of "race suicide." A lower birth
rate is not so terrifying when it is accompanied by
a lower death rate. . The one is more than offset by
the other. It is certainly to be preferred that eight
children be born of whom only two die in infancy
than that twelve should be born, six of whom die in
the cradle. The population increases as rapidly in
one case as in the other. Though the average term
of life of Chicago "decedents has been lengthened so
greatly in a generation, there is room for still greater
improvement. There are still too many lives sacri
ficed through ignorance of or indifference to san
itary or other precautions against disease. If the
health department could fill all of the inhabitants of
the city with its own knowledge of the arts of pro
longing life the Chicago record, fine as it is, soon
would be much more surprisingly good.
yjrr'iqyrse. lfiret notion an won
uV'ulprnHn David Mi'DouvnUJ
Hieiort, ot Washington, D. C.ylll
Axle Being Shipped on Two Flat
Cars to Site; of World's
Chicago. Jan. 80. The Riant axle of
the Kerrls wheel, one of the iiliulml
attractions hi the Chicago World's
fair, hn started on Iti trip to 8t.
Louis, whore this summer the mounter
ting W Iron will be exhibited t the
Louisiana Purchime expoeltton, A
great part of ihe wheel Is already In
transit to ft. Uoula, but It will be sev
eral weeks before the last of the huge
structure has left the city of Hi birth.
The rtxle. which lit one solid piece of
steel and Iron, la more than 40 feet
lone and almost three feet In diameter.
IU weight Is 76 ton and It will be
carried oh two flat can. ',
ih-ftreat competitor waa
IVkena, of Alabama,
Bad Streets Dtitroy .Horse.
New York, Jan. SO. Unless some
thing happen before long to give the
horse a better foothold In New York
streets, thla city will be In danger of
a hone famine because of the destruc
tion of hundreds of valuable animal
offering from broken legs. Already
many apartment houses and hols are
short of coal and Inquiry among lend
ing stables show that mare than 10
per cent ot the work horse an In
capacitated, The continued freeslng
and thawing has coated the street
with Ice, no that even when dealers
caii, deliver goods, the loads drawn by
the teams are only about half the us
ual number, The animals In the Are
department have also been lu'd up and
the acting chief has applied for funds
to purchase new ones. ,
When Midshipmen Graduate.
Annapolis. Md., Jan. , , 80. The
standing of the class of midshipmen
who are to be graduated on Monday
will be made out for the whole four
Vtar M TO "COUJSMM"
TO LEARN wX)K-Kr EHINO
WUfcN I WILL WAKE A
Trt Y ",c WILL A
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rut, Amn; .1. n. umitiwn, e-tmi-t
tritiit.t,et. .rf'M fvr f'Jd 'if,. e.y, Jl.
President Roosevelt is by far the youngest of the
presidential aspirants. He will be 46 on October 27
Alton B. Parker will be 52 on May 14; Richard
Olney will be 69 on September 15 ; Grover Cleveland
will be 67 on March 18 ; Senator Gorman will be 65
on March 11; David B. Hill will be 61 on August
29; George Gray will be 64 on May 4; John Hay
of Ohio, will be 66 on October 8; Senator Ilanna
will be 67 on September 24; William II. Taft, of
Ohio, will be 47 on September 15; Mr. Bryan will
be 44 on March 16. "Washington was 67 when he
died; John Adams 90; Jefferson 83,. Madison 85
Monroe 73, John Quincy Adams 80, Jackson 78, Van
Buren 79, William Henry .Harrison 68, Tyler 72
Polk 53, Taylor 65, Fillmore 74, Pierce 64, Buchanan
77, Lincoln 56, Johnson 66, Grant 63, Hayes 70, Gar
field 49, Arthur 56, Benjamin Harrison 6J, and Mc
rices I a
I have but few expenses and can
sell lower than the lowest. & &
See These Prices
$15.00 Overcoats now only ' $10.90
$10.00 " " " $ 0.90
15.50 Suits " $10.90
$12.50 " M " $ 8.90
$10.00 Young Men's Suits $ 7.25
$ 7.50 " " " $ 5.50
$ 5.00 Boy's Suits for $3 to $ 3.75
$ 2.00 " " - " $ 1.45
Mr. Bryan received the democratic nomination in
1896 because he used an expression that aroused in
tense enthusiasm in his behalf. If he were still in the
running he might again have captured the nomina
tion this year with an expression employed during an
impassioned, impromptu speech at the Waldorf-Astoria,
New York, where he said: "A man who is
fit to die for his country ought to be permitted to live
for it." That sentence would make an admirable
campaign cry. 'v
Statistics from all the principal cities of our coun-
American marines were the first to reach Seoul, the
capital of Corca, where troops are being sent by the
different nations to guard their respective interests
in the hermit kingdom, in case of a conflict between
Japan and Russia It is not only to Panama that
American marines are sent in preparation for an
emergency. ' i '
Shoes, Hats, Underwear and all
Furnishing Goods xnarKed down to
the last notch.
CORNER FIFTEENTH AND COMMERCIAL' STREETS
The Texas congressman who declared that Senator
Gorman was a "slick politician" has revised his opin
ion since the Maryland senator tried to lead his col
leagues in opposition to the canal treaty.
The Salem Statsman cries out for peace among re
publicans. Editor Geer should remember that the
primary war in Multnomah is an essential forerun
ner to harmony. 1
Having failed to build a new city hall, the Astoria
council will now put in its time at what promised to
be an unsuccessful effort to provide a dumping
When thousands of Europeans are wearing Ameri
can shoes, it is not right for them to kick against the
American invasion. '
The White House would be painted yellow if a
representative of that colored journalism should be
come prosident. '
Murderer Harry Egbert "died game." Had he
killed game, his finish would not have been so sorrow
ful, perhaps. ' v I
Dr. T. L. Ball
524 Commercial street. ' Astoria Ore.
C. W. Barr-Dentist
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573 Coin merdal Htrtiet, Anuria, Ore
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