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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, TUESDAY- FEBRUARY 2,' 1904.
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THE SEMI-WEEKLY ASTOKIAN.
By pr year, in advance . . ,
ASTORIAN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
- ' . . :s THE ARMY "OF IMMIGRANTS.
. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903, there
were 631,833 immigrants from foreign countries re
ceived at New YorX alone. On some single days as
many as 12,000 arrived and were examined at Ellis
island by the immigration bureau, and thre was
scarcely any day when from 500 to 2500 did not ar
rive, says the Ledger. , . t ,
Of this large number, a considerable part was
known to be very undesirable, and a much larger
part was suspected to be so, but our laws arenot
yet sufficiently strict to keep them out. ' It Is not
possible, where the number arriving is so large, to
examine all so strictly as to make sure that none get
in who ought not to be admitted. Many have been
sufficient training to enable them to pass the exam
ination as to their.literacy, and to evade all the other
tests that the bureau can apply. The bureau officers
admit that many doubtless get by them who ought to
be kept out,but are able to suggest no plan for amend
ing the laws to make them as effective as they should
be. There -seems to be no doubt that thousands, if
not hundreds of thousands, are admitted every year
who are quite as objectionable in every way as the
Chinese. :' ' 11 ."'v
Many of the most ignorant of these people in time
become good Citizens, and more would become such
but for their tendency to herd together in great
cities. These, because of their inability to speak our!
language, and because the labor market is already
well supplied, become, for the time being more or less
helpless. Many, if not most of them, have little or
no money. Forced to live on insufficient food- in
to make trouble. f this kind can hardly fail
. - . . fe "ft
to' be olWrytnl by a number of workmen. Tht hit
tor. therefoiv, connive, at what is really a mutSeivos
throat at their owu jives. A sense of loyalty to their
fellows, a remembrance of having broken the "rule's
themselves on 'some previous occasion, or a general
indifference to their peril, keeps them silent, pe
tition and diseipliua are.not praeUeahlo, the evil
t.inusl..,1(i fia!b' a .day cymes yhe& a per cent-
gw vi urruamn is grimier man orumary. uiruss-
ness then leads to a very different result ,: ',.1 f
The responsibility of these terrible episodes 'does
not always rest on the miner aWW Owners' of conl
mines are require by la to provide 'facilities for
ventilation and to maintain a'close watch ;,oi. the
purity of the air in their sliafts ami workings.' The
Chcrwick viuine, which was the scene of yesterday's
accident, had a bad reputation for producing ens.
In other words, it demanded closer scrutiny than
many others. Only two Wild one half hours before
me explosion weeurreu an insiector TeporttM every
thing safe down Mow. It may never be feasible
to prove that he was mistaken, but a suspicion, as to
the thoroughness of his examination naturally arises.
In mines of that character there must be' times when
the situation is neither especially dangerous nor alto
gether safe. Occasionally, perhaps, an inspector
will run a little risk ..rather than interrupt opera
tions. An error of judgment in such a contingency
would be attended with fearful consequences.
. :. - - 4 v,. . -
, Is Russia the ardent friend of the United States
that she has professed to be, or is she not! One side
maintains that she is, and its representatives back
this view by declaring that the Muscovite power
during the revolution by citing teh action 'of Rus
sia in sending two or three warships to this country
during the civil war and by her sale of Alaska to
the American government. On the other hand it
is maintained that Russia secretly urged George III.
to put down the Ameriean "rebels'" with an iron
hand, that the vessels that she sent here Muring lie
civil war were some, wooden ships that she feared
France and England," might possibly pounce upon
if they were moved in other waters, and that she
sold Alaska to us because she was anxious to get
rid of it. ' ' -1 ''
The New York Commercial thinks is is a matter
of little practical moment just now whether Russia
has been sincere or not in her professions of friend
ship for the United States. Individual judgment
on this point may lean' one way or the other and in
dividual sympathies be swayed accordingly. But
in the event of war between Russia andMapan, but
, WONDERFUL WORK. V
tts"Uk It ielntj 6o Right tUrf fn
.- V) Astoria. J"' i-
Astoria people .re miriu-twd at. thi
wrk blrte; done by r'l'he LIUltr Otn
nuror. Public wcDreiMfoii on the ub
lect'brliiKS the nutr fnniuenlly before
the public, -At Aral titer were many
doubters, nitil why not? Ho many
Wulma r u iltnlliir nature hiive been
mtttle with little or no backtrur, except
iiik the wara or om "trttuKtfr renid-i
Inir hi fur nwBV ulnre! thin avliluhi-ar
vnbs accented fur ..k of better, not bridge below the fill Ik Sunday, a l&rc
urferra tnm any KMney III cm nntifak hlu '' th brblu nar
ideitty or loctti emU)temeni tor reiu-iit) niountain
wotitWfut work of Donn'a Klilnvy Pdlsi
rlRht her at home la proof aumcleiU
to mulufy any HettliT. Read the ex
pression f u ronlutut man on tho sub-
J. Carwm,'milnyv4 Ut the Portlnna
I'orMnml. who renMea at 8 Flrat Ht..! J'"1 Murphy, bM1 down Into the open
saya: "I wna foeltmc miserable with water left hv th itntaohxi ... t
a tleiraaln lameneaa, arouiut the r Dy 108 mtaohd flo. MOr
ainall of my back all luat atunmer. At.rlaon, deiplt thi duner of hla being
nint I did not pay much attention to It . , '
hut It continued to irrow worne and ,wfP' awn th forir to the whirlpool,
tlnally beame ao bad thnt 1 thoviitht illv Hut on th flniiiimr i..t.
I would have to lav off work. n iT.r ",y "ut on ln Unreached Into
or moy guloklv caused aever twlnaea, the water' and hauled Murphy out.
other threw a rop to Morrlaon tutd
11 K' ti'bi Ilka .tliypont lurann "
j'!tuiy mori proof like thla from-Aa-
ftiritt l..-.'iii. Cull hi ihiirla liusera'
diu aioi and nak whut hla cunUHitari
I or auj all denlnra. Trie no ft
-'S.-' Foater-Mllburn. Co.. Uuf
tlllo, ,N, T.. aula uirnula fop If H
Reniembep th tiume lXatn a and take
iiij yinei. v j
- Nliigiiru i-alK N. t., , l'Vb, J .rWUli
hundred of peraon wer on th lo
John Morrlaon, of
thla city, waa carried n way on th U.
Whll th rrowda were atarlng In fear
at th mait'a prulleument thrr cam
a cry from th k mountain' and a lad.
nellH. HiwkH aniH'ured 1 befora mv
evea and I had no ambition or enerify.
In the mornlmc I arnwo aa ttret ua when
I went to bed. In fact 1 had all of the
nymptoma of a very aever ciiae of kid
ney iroume. wnen rwaa aurrerlnir the
worst 1 read about Doan' klilnev.nhl
and wroouwl a-box. 1 1 soon Holloed an
Improvement In mv condition n,l ).,
Pain ami nchlna- acrosa my back mm
iiinuniwiTOu. Amnit aix week bko I
WHl laid III) With u Kli'irn i.r thn mln
for two week. Bvmntom of kidney
omplulllt made tho.lr uDlieariiiice uirln
and 1 jf(Mila to iKmn'B Kidney Pills
a aecond time. They lust a thorough-
ly freed me of the trotibl aa In the for
mer case. t cannot exuresa wlrnt a
chnna'e they have mnde In me. I ti.
th endangered mnn and boy wer
drawn biwk from Impending death.
VHY M TO COUJEOaa-
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ASTO.Ji Aftt) COLUMBIA
t RIVEajAltROAD ,.
IJ5AVB I . PORTLAND
f ;00 p ml pot for Astoria and
I way rati
6:10 p m
For Portland and
my Point r.
10:10 p m
1:60 p m
Astoria for Wann
ton, riYl portl
and fiaid "
:ll a ml
9:30 a ml
Staald for War-I
8tvni A AntoriaJ
Sunday only, ,
'All train tnaka cIom oonnaotloM at4
Gobi with all Northern Paolfle trains
to and from th East and Sound points,
s, ti'.i (;. C. Mayo.
Qnral Frlht and Pass. Agsnt
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The Scenic Line
' to trb bast And bouthI ' f
Through Salt fsM , CUy, L4vl,
Pueblo, Colorado Sprint and
I have but few expenses and can
sell lower than the lowest. j&
See These Prices
one duty will devolve on the United States govcrn-
elose, unelean and noisome rooms', they soon beeome nieut regarding its attitude toward the combatants,
a prey to disease, and propagate disease that afflicts namely, the maintenance of absolute neutrality.
others. Many beeome a charge upon the community,
some beeome criminals, and some even more danger
ous to the public welfare than ordinary criminals
are. :"" , ; i .' - """ " ' '
i If some means could be found to induce these peo
ple, or more of them to seek employment or find oc
cupation outside the cities, their ease would be less
pitable, and their coming would be less dangerous.
But there seems to be no way to do this. They lack
the means, in many cases, to go very far from their
plase of landing, and if they had them would prob
ably lack confidence to employ themselves even in
the simplest occupations.
The commissioner of immigration at New York
and others who, like him, have studied this problem
at very short range, suggest that something may be
done for our protection by stationing medical officers
at these ports from which the greaer number of hese
undesirable members come, who can make some ex-
aminaions as to the. health and physical condition
of those applying for steerage passage, and notify
the ship's officers of any who will not be likely to be
admitted. Some educational and other tests might
be applied there. Then the shipping companies
might be held for a stireter account; thev should be
compelled not only to return all who are not ad
mitted, free of charare, but to return them every dol
lar they have spent for passage money. Since noth
ing better than these suggestions. is offered, by hose
who know most about the danger we are in, it might
be well to try them until something better can be
found. But it is evident that something really effi
cient as a remedy must be found soon if we "would
escafte a rapidly increasing danger.
THE CnESWICK. MINE EXPLOSION.
Accidents like that which ircpriWned 150 or more
miners in suffocating gasses nT western Pennsyl
vania yesterday, are almost invariably due to some
body's carelessness, feays the New York Tribune.
Firedamp will not explode unless it is ignited, and
it is iisllnllv icnited bv a miner wlm
V .K.v.vr j J ,il
blaze in his Jamp. Inasmuch as the offender and
most of the witnesses of his conduct are generally
killed, it is rarely possible to learn all of the circum
stances which led lip to such disasters. It is useless
too, to think of punishment when a man has already!
paid for his mistake with his life. There is reason
to suspect, however, that the rule regardina lamps!
and matches are violated frequently When the!
amount' of explosive gas in the mine is not enough;
Our government officially occupies the same posi
tion toward Russia and Japan that of a friendly
power and per contra,Japan and Russia each oc
cupies the same position toward this governmnet.
We may or may not like some things that Russia or
Japan may have done or left undone, but our formal
relations with both remain practically undisturbed
and it is our business as a government to see that
they continue to remain so. .
The only excuse for adopting a different oouro
would be some overt act that would imperil Ameri
can interests or the lives and property of American
citizens. The United States has certain rights in
the far ea which Japan, Russia, China and Corea
are solemnly pledged to respect and failure to ob
serve these rights would justify our government in
taking extreme measures to protect them . That
the present administration would Hot hesitate to
take sueh steps,should circumstances warrant, may
be judged by the action of our government in China
during the recent Boxer uprising. ,
Overcoats now only $10.90
" " $ 6.90
Suits " " . $10.90
M " S 8.90
$10.00 Young Men's Suits 9
$ 7.50 , " 4 " $
$ 5.00 Boy's Suits for $3 to $
$ 2.00 " " 44 $
AMERICA NCOAL FOR THE EAST,
Great force has been laid on the increase of trade
that, would surely come to our middle west and the
Pacific coast country in the event of actual fighting
between Russia and Japan, and especially if the
war were to be a protracted one. The increased de
mand for grain and provisions from those regions
would inevitably put general business into a most
healthy and prosperous condition out there.
The east, too,, would hardly, fail to share in the
profits, of, such a war once it became an actuality,
The coal trade is conspicuously interested in the sit
uation in the Orient. Even with Russia and Japan
only in the shadov of war, ''it has begun to sense
what would happen with the two fleets actually in
action. Both the United States and Great Britain
are -already, engaged in supplying coal to' the pros
pective belligerents. Contracts for West Virginia
coal have laterly been taken for delivery at the
Japanese coaling stations. Aa early as October last,
according to an American authority in the trade,
Russia and Japan came into the market for extra
ordinary supplies of Welsh steam coal, and in less
than U days 30 steamers were chartered for prompt
despatch to Vladivostok, Port Arthur, Hong Kong
and Nagasaki, . It was not until about January 1,
however, that orders of any great bulk were again
in the market. These have come in quantity suffi
cient to make prices take a turn for the better
Shoes. Hats. Underwear and all
Furnishing Goods marked down to
the last notch. jC? & j&
'CORNER FIFTEENTH AND COMMERCIAL STREETS
Dr. T. L. Ball
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524 Commercial street, Astoria Or.
Dr. Oswald H. BecKman
PHYSICIAN AND HURQEON '
Kinney Building. Thorn No. 2481.
Office hourg. 10 A.M. ton M., S to 4 PM
7 P.M., to 8 V. M. Hun6ay 1 to J 1' M
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578 Commercial Street Shanahtn Building
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PHYSICIAN AND BU11QEON
Acting Assistant Surgeon U. H. Marine
Office honn : 10 to 12 A. M., 1 to 4 SO P. M
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. . Mnnsell Building
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Where do you get shaved now?
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What for? V
At the Occident Barripr ;hftr
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'Tisn't safe to be 4 day without Elec-
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