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THE ASTORIA SHRIT WILL DO IT.
The proposal for the construction of a sea wall
along the city front is ty far the most important
ever undertaken by the people of the enterprising
eity of Astoria. No other improvement could be of
such far-reaching value, nor can the people of the
eity hope for the future greatness of Astoria without
a sea wall such as is now contemplated. It means
everything for Astoria, and long ago. the matter
should have been taken up and carried to a success
ful issue. Our past indifference does not, however,
detract one iota from the importance of the present
day undertaking, and every Astorian with the in
terests of his city at heart will lend his hearty co
operation to the project. , ,
The sea wall will have two effects of primary im
, portance. It will provide us with a first-class water
front, making it possible for us to erect suitable
docks and undertake improvementsof permanent
character, and it will give great value to property
that now is little better than worthless. "With a solid
water front extending, at first, from the foot of
Ninth street to the Clatsop mills Astoria would add
more than a million dollars to her realty wealth.
The benefit would accrue to the entire city, not alone
because the improvement means inexpensive level
ing of the hills, but because it is impossible to im
prove one section without benefiting all other sections.
The sea wall proposal is a gigantic undertaking.
Estimates' of the cost of the work are necessarily in-.
. accurate, because of the lack of preliminary work, but
it will cost a vast amount of money. However, it is
an inevitable improvement. The sea wall must be
built sometime within the next 10 years, and re
flection will bring one to the conclusion that it can
be undertaken at the present time more expeditiously
and with smaller cost than at some future date. As
toria will continue to grow in the future as it has
in the past, and the cost of the sea wall wil increase
with the growth of the water front and be rendered
just that much more difficult. Streets must be
widened and grades properly regulated, and there
are many other improvements to be made which can
best be carried out at the present time. The matter
has been opportunely taken up, and it should be the
aim of Astoria Astorians to push it to a satisfactory
termination. V .
The committee of ten has an important work on
its hands. Upon it will depend largely the efforts
to be made hereafter. 'This committee must bring ob
stinate property owners around to the public spirit
ed way of looking at municipal conditions. It must
convince them that their own true interests lie in the
. betterment of the Astoria water front. It will meet
with rebuffs, just as other committees have met with
them, but it must go cheerily onward, preaching the
gospel of Astoria's salvation, without particular con
sideration for the discouraging influences which may
be exerted, and in the end the objectors will rise
up to call it blessed.
The committee's stock in trade is the Astoria spirit
the spirit that has accomplished great achieve
ments. It will be recalled that the railroad under
taking was considered hopeless, but the Astoria
spirit was equal to that emergency. The railroad
could at best .but offer indefinite results, it has
, greatly assisted the city in many respects, but it has
not brought to us the foreign commerce which we
so sanguinoly anticipated. In some time that com
merce; will come. But it does not follow that we
should wait for what the railroad must inevitably
bring us. Instead we must be up and doing for our
selves, After what we have accomplished in the
" way of improvements in the past it is ridiculous to
entertain even for a moment the idea that we can
not now carry the sea wall proposal to a successful
issue. All that is required is a proper-display of that
enthusiastic sentiment which baffles opposition and
surmounts all obstacles.
The Astoria spirit will build the sea wall.
THE REAL IIEINZE.
"I don't pretend to know much about the inside
of this fight," said a prominent New Yorker yes
terday, discusing the Heinze-Amalgamated litiga
tion in Montana, '.'but Heinze appears to have the
big end of it.,so far, and popular sympathy seems
to be with him as a man who is fighting, single-hand-ed,
a combination of millionaires. '
It is human nature, perhaps, to err in such cir
cumstances. But it is not human nature to with
hold justice from anybody, rich or poor, strong or
weak, when the truth is known, says the New York
The Commercial .made' reference day or two
since to the case of Heinze against the Anaconda
Copper Mining Company in 1809an attempt on his
part to seize three of the richest and most product
ive copper mines in the world on a flimsy claim to
ownership in a bit of gravel less than nine one-thousandths
of an acre in area, and not big enough for
the sinking of tbe smallest sort of a shaft. In throw
ing his claim out of court, the highest tribunal in
Montana said : . , - . , .
"Every citizen holds his property subject to the
power of the state to prescribe reasonable regulations
for the property and for the rights of others. This
principle must be always recognized and enforced.
The statute itself is a recognition of it and, when
properly applied, is a wholesome means for its en
forcement. When misapplied it becomes, as in this
instance, a means of injustice and oppression; and a
refusal by this court, with the views that we enter
tain, to use its power to prevent the threatened wrong
would be a betrayal of the trust reposed in it by the
"FaLsus in uno, falsus in omnibus." Not one of
Heinze s mining suits has a wkit sounder basis
than that one. They are all conceived in the fertile
brain of a conscienceless, thieving adventurer an
unconscionable rascal whose highest ambition is to
get something for nothing. .
'If the public sympathizes with him, it is only be
cause the publ'ahas been blinded to the facts.
General Reyes has arrived in Paris, where he will
try to prevent the transfer of the canal company's
property to the United States. However, the efforts
of General Reyes to embarrass the administration
in its Panama policy have had as little success as
those of Senator Gorman along the same line.
Despite the gallant' efforts of Senator Blackburn,
Queen Liliuokalani is still waiting for that $150,000
from congress as compensation for the rent of her
former crown land in Hawaii
Some one has said that one half of the male pop
ulation in Missouri is under indictment and the other
half serving on the juries. This is an exaggeration.
President Roosevelt has been presented with an
Irish blackthorn by a formember of parliament.
It is now up to some colored man to give him a razor.
With the war in the far east, the country will
not look kindly upon Senator Gorman's plan to cut
down the expenses of the army and naxy.
Louis Napoleon will command a force of Russian
cavalry in the far east. It remains to foe seen whether
he has any of his great uncle's genius.
Although his last reception at the White House
was a very cool one, Addicks, of Delaware, has in
structed his delegates for Roosevelt. ,
Senator Foraker has come to the conclusion that
just before election is a bad time to introduce a pro
trust bill in Congress.
If Santo Domingo is not careful, Secretary Hay
may advise Uncle Sam to cease to respect her "ad
Up to the present the Chicago professors have not
taaken advantage of their permission to discuss John
D. Rockefeller. 1
It is said that Mr. Bryan is going to write a
book entitled, "Who's who in the democratic party."
If Secretary Hay were a Corean, it is doubtful if
he would have scored so many diplomatic triunfphs.
It is said that the cost of the war in the orient
equals the price of two ounces of radium every day.
Mr. Bryan says that silver is still a burning issue.
In that case it didn't go to heaven when it died.
Korea will never forgive Secretary Hay for not
including her territory in the diplomatic note.
One of the greatest blessings of Tammany's good
behavior is that it keeps Dr: Parkhurst quiet.
Representative Shaf roth, of Colorado, made his
reputation in congress by leaving it.
The Spanish people can sympathize with the Rus
sians in the loss of their fleet. x
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