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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, ,1904.!
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PROFESSOR ANDREWS' NEW THEORY.
Professor E. Benjamin Andrews, chancellor of the
university of Nebraska, has got his foot into it The
professor used to he an exponent of the free silver
theory, hut of late he has passed up political econ-
extremely high, and their advantage over ordinary
forms 6f construction seems evident, since the setting
of the concrete takes, place at the factory, and the mo
ment that the beams are placed side hy side upon
their ultimate support the floor is complete, not
subject to damage, and may be used immediately.
There is much in this plan to recommeud it to the
attention of engineers.
Silver coins are, getting scarce, according to the
annual report of the director of the mint Of the
silver bullion which the treasury bought under auth
ority of the so-called Sherman act of IBM, about
33,218,712 ounces remained at the leginning of the
last fiscal year, and at the beginning of the current
fiscal yearl7,502,938 ounces. During , the present
treasury year this bullion will have been exhausted,
and there will be no provision for further coinage of
subsidiary pieces unless congress takes the matter up
The silver dollar does not attain a wide circulation.
Its place in the current of exchange is filled by the
silver certificate. But more of the coin is out at the
present time than ever before. The' coinage of these
dollars whieh upset the country's equanimity in 1893
has been going on steadily since that time. From
about $400,000,000 this element in the currency has
increased to $350,000,000. and, wheu the uncoined
bullion is utilized, will amount to much more. The
I HIGHER PAY
Six Hundred Freight Handlers of
East River Piers Walk '
Out on Strike.
GRIEVANCE IS LOST TIME
rtammid 2.?Oiit Dally litHtetul
of 20 Cents nil Hour For Ac
tual Time Kmployod-De-temilned
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New York. Fob. 8. Six hundred
Ybrk New' Haven A Hartford railroad
have tone on strike for higher wages
They are employed at the plra on the
Kiet riyer. "
The grievance of the men arises
chiefly from the fact that 4hey had to
wait when the flouts were delayed In
bringing cur to be Unloaded. They
have been receiving 80 cent tin hour
only, for the actual time employed, hut
now demand 25 cent for the entire
NS Novell Leave Fortune,
New York. Feb. S.-The will of the
late Hugh Stowoll Bcolt, better known
aa Henry rVaton Merrlmun, the nov
elist, ehowi that he livft an est&Ui of
$260,000. any a Time dispatch from
London. The document ha Just been
filed for probate,
Only one remedy In tha world that
will aton IW'hliuwi of the akin In any
freight handler, employed by the New 0f the body: dJU Umut At
omy for the greater question as to what is to become
of us. lie makes what will be generally pronounced! subsidiary coin, which amounted to $77,000,000 10
years ago, is now about $105,000,000. The amount
in actual circulation seems to be steadily pressing on
a decidedly unique showing.
,- In 1798 Thomas Robert Malthas published a work
entitled, "An Essay on the Principles of Population
as It Affects the Future Improvement of Society. "j
' The work was widely read and created a profound
impression. In 1826 it was revised and made more
comprehensive. Professor Malthus argued that pop
ulation, if unchecked, would increase in geometri
cal ratio, whereas food could be made to increase
only in arithmetical ratio. This condition, he con
tended, was bound to cuse great suffering among
the poor, and he reached the conclusion that popu-
laiion must De cnecKeu me iuiuuiusiuu uicui.
Later came Darwin, with his "survival of the fittest
The Nebraska professor has consolidated the Mal
thusian and Darwin theories and applied them to
business. He expresses preference for the practice,
in business, of "crushing weaker rivals," wihch he
declares to be the ' inevitable consequence of the evo
lution of business," and, as some of the modern phy
sicians have been doing, argues that not only should
the weaklings be killed off, but that the day is com
ing when they will be "mercifully disposed of by
skilled physicians." This sort of thing is called
. "euthanasia," or the "happy dispatch."
Thus far euthanasia has not become very popular
here in the United States, although it is . practiced
among the, canibals of the South Sea islands, who
evince much patriotic pride in cutting the throats
the superannuated or in breaking their backs by
well directed blows. In Portland and other large
cities the trolley cars run over old men and women,
but this circumstance is attributed to accident, and
not to any growing demand for the employment of j
The Nebraska professor, perhaps in the prime of
life and therefore immune from the sudden attacks
of an enthusiast practicing euthanasia, has utterly
ignored the recognized principle of "live and let
live." It is to be presumed the theoretical professor
would feel very much put out if following his line
of reasoning, some other institution of learning
should proceed to annihilate the university of Ne
braska upon that institution showing weakness. What
a truly glorious situation of affairs would result if
when some deserving business man becomes a trifle
wobbly because of the failure of his debtors to pay
their bills, a delegation of rival business men would
enter his establishment and proceed to knock off
the supply. The Hill "administrative currency
bill',' provides for the use of the silver dollars in sup
plying the future need of subsidiary pieces.
A Portland lady recently attended a meeting of the
Salem Woman's Club. Then she went back to Port
land and made the announcement that Salem women
have large feet. Indeed, she spent most of her time
while in the capiaal city looking for dainty feet
among the women, and it has since been said that the
shoe stores, thouroughly alive to the needs of their
customers,- do not keep smaller shoes than No.' 3.
The Salem Journal bitterly complains because of thus
attack. It contends that Salem ladies are bitterly
opposed to the general feminine desire to cramp the
feet, and that, if Salem shoes are larger than Tort
land shoes, it ia because they are not so full of feet
It is willing to back Salem feet against any. other
feet in the world, and defies the Portland woman to
prove the slanderous statement. ,We trust, the mat
ter will be amicably settled at an early date, and that
there may be complete vindication of Salem feet.
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The greatest clock in the world, the dial of which
will be 120 feet in, diameter, is being built in Mil
waukee for use at the Louisiana Purchase Expo
sition. The minute hand will be 60 feet long, and the
dial is to be a brilliant bed of flowers on a hill side
with numerals 15 feet long, composed of brightly
colored foliage plants, to mark the hours. At night
the time-piece will be illuminated with 2,000 incan
descent lights. ' . ''
The Chicago post office now in course of erection
will be the second lagest building in the United
States. It will contain more structural iron than any
other building in the United States, and probably
any other in the world. It contains more granite
than any other building in the United States. The
time fq rcompletion is uncertain and its cost a proh
lem for guess work. '
The Post-Intelligencer is out with the declaration
that Seatle s reputation is her principal asset. From
which it is to be inferred either that the sound city
is about to file a petition in bankruptcy, or else that
her bookkeeper has made the clerical error of plac
ing the item on the wrong side of the ledger.
his commercial block!
Professor Andrews lives in the wrong state
should remove to Missouri.
The progress in the design of new forms of build
ing materials made from concrete, armored and un-
armored, is significant, as showing the tendency of
modern enginering thought and the increasing re
liance that is coming to be placed upon this mater
ial, says the Railway Age. A somewhat radical form
of flooring now comes from Switzerland afid is the
invention of an architect named Siegwart, of Lucern.
This consists of hollowed tubes of armored concrete
composed of Portland cement mixed with coarse sand
m the proportions of 1 to 4. The breadth is uniform
almost exactly 10 inches, but the depth varies from
3 1-2 to 8 1-3 inches, with lengths up to 2i feet, al
though there seems no reason why they should not
be much longer if it is desired. ' Within the concrete
matrix are contained usually six steel rods, and to
prevent them from pulling through the concrete the
ends are entangled. , The beams are hollow with com
paratively thin walls, and the inner surafce of the
upper side is roughly arched, while the external sur-i
faces are scored in order to-present a rough surface
for plaster or mortar. The tests of the beams arei
A Presbyterian minister down in Wilmington,
Del, recently preached a sermon that, is alleged to
have been the cause of a lynching the following night
lie was tried before the state Presbytery,' found
guilty and sentenced to be more careful in the future
He should have been spanked on the wrist.
The sudden passing of William Collins Whitney
removes one of our most noted public men. fr,
Whitney was always prominent politically, but for
building up our navy he will be specially remember
ed by the American people. His was a useful life. (
President Francis, of the St. Louis exposition, has
only a fair chance of receiving the democratic nomi
nation for president. For this reason, perhaps, he
pronounces his boom a joke.
Isn't it just a trifle remarkable that B. J. Pye
should be president of the Astoria Commercial Club
and II. M. Cake president of the Portland Commer
cial Club 1 i ,
The Baker City Herald expresses the opinion that
it is a rattling good newspaper. The view is gener
ally shared by those who read it or should be.'
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