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THE MOItNINO ASTORIAN, WEDNESDAY, MLY 6, 1004.
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Reports of Fourth of July Casual
Hies Show That Death Roll
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And this means
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COTTAGE CURTAINS In blue and white, green and white and
pink and white; these are the latest creations for bedroom, sitting-room
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ORIENTAL TAPESTRY CURTAINS In new rich patterns and
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ALL STREET CARS TAKE YOU TO
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ONLY TWENTY-FIVE KILLED
Number of Injured, According
to Reports at Hand, Is Only
384-Losa From Fir Was
Chicago, July S. The Tribune to
day publishes a partial Hat of casual
ties resulting from Fourth of July
celebrations all over the country. The
list gives the total number of dead
as 25; Injured, 284, and a property loss
A year ago the accidents reported
on the night of July 4, were 48 dead
and S.431 Injured. In 24 hours the
totals had Jumped to 62 dead anJ 2,665
In Chicago this year's list reported
early today numbered one dead and 82
Injured. Chicago's figures a year ago
today were two dead and 117 injured.
Throughout the country the fire
losses were generally smaller than in
In Chicago 115 alarms were sent In
Jurlng the 24 hours, 14 more than last
year. The losses were all smalL The
police In all parts of the city made
nearly 100 arrests during the day.
bly 1,800 graffiti referring to the elec
tion) thought It worth while to write
up on his house wall, or in some pub
lic place his views as to the merits of
EXPORT FRUIT PRICES FIXED.
California Packers Name, Basis
Ssles In Europe.
The California Fruit Canners' Asso
elation announces the export prices on
the 1904 pack of canned fruita as fol
lows: Apricots, t -lb, extras, 8s; XH
lb extras, 6s 6d; extra standard do, 8s
3d; standards, 4s 2r, and seconds, 4s
d. Lemon cling peaches, l-lb. ex
tras, 10s d; 2-lb extras, 8s Cd; ex
tra standard, 7s 3d, and standard, 6s
6L Bartlett pears, 2-lb extras, 10s, td;
JH-lb extras, 8s; extra standards, 6s
td; standards, 6s, and seconds, 6s Sd.
Yellow free peaches, 6s .Rd, and 1-lb
flat standard apricots, Is 3d. These
quotations are the same as those now
ruling by others.
It Is stated that the business booked
In England subject to opening prices
by several of the leading canners on
the coast has been considerably in ex
cess of that of last season, and that
should these orders be confirmed pack
ers would be unable to complete dellv-'
rles. The English market has, it Is
stated, taken more freely than usual
of peaches In the better grades. Apri
cots have not gone so freely. In the
effort to Improve the European demand
packers, It Is said, have Improved the
quality of the packing in the various
Touching the situation on the coast
,the Hooke-Fleld Company of ' San
Francisco says: "Lemon cling peaches
are going to be very scarce, and no
packers whom we can learn of will
accept an order for this variety unless
accompanied by a fair assortment of
other fruits. The difference in price
between yellow frees and lemon cling
peaches will increase orders for the
former at the expense of the latter.
We know the trad. re reluctant to
pay high prices, as It curtails the con
sumption, and some of those overanx
ious canners who have paid the grow.
At Pompeii a man seeking municipal
honors had to be at least 2$ years old
and had to prove that he possessed a
fortune of at least 800 pounds. In
consequence of this property qualifi
cation, only wealthy men competed
for municipal honors; Indeed, it would
have been useless for men only Just
possessing the requisite qualifications
to come out as candidates, since it was
necessary before asking to be elected
to promise A considerable sum lo be
expended on public games, or on works
likely to be of permanent benefit to
the city. At Pompeii, however, which
wa a rich city, there seem to hay?,
been actually a plethora of candidates
for municipal honors sines a taw was
made forbidding any intending candi
dates to spend a penny for two years
before coming up for election, on any
public festival or in donations to the
people; the Intending candidate might
not even ask more than nfne persons
to a private dinner! If the candidate
or one of his "clients" the "clients"
were in a sense the election agents
broke these rather stringent rules, he
was fined 6,000 sesterces (about 40
pounds.) Competition for offices which
carried no pay with them must have
been pretty severe when a man could
be prosecuted for bribery and cor
ruption even before actually seeking
votes at the poiL
Just as today, too, the candidate had
to take Into account the probable at
titude of various societies, clubs, guilds
and unions. The objects of these clubs
end unions, however, were not always
quite so respectable as those of the
temperance brotherhoods, free trade
leagues and empire leagues of our
modern English times. They seem.
Indeed, to have reached in their meth
ods Tammany rather than West Ham
or Chertsey. There were Collegia and
Hetairt the more luxurious Greek
outlook on life flourished in Pompeii
with which the prospective candi
date had to deal. There were the pil-
lcrepl, the clubs of ball players, who
probably wanted first and foremost
exciting public games; there were the
Tate drinkers" and theflong sleepers"
(universal dormentes), who clearly
were not In favor of early closing; and
there were the "little thieves" (furun
cull), who were perhaps a kind of
"hooligans." As for the voters who
favored free drinking and free sleep
ing, you can still see over a Pompellan
tavern door the Inscription: "Here
you can have a drink for one as
(about three farthings); "anybody
who likes to pay more can have a bet
ter draught. What will you pay for
a glass of Falernlan?" But besides
the guilds and the clubs, there was
another valuable electortal Interest in
the religious sects, or votaries of the
various deities. '
Great Falling Off Reported in the
Capitalization of New Con
cerns in the Country.
Now and then a client or voter, in
ers a high price for clings, expecting! contra8t t0 the abrupt electioneer, is a
the Jobber will stand it. will find their
calculations ' were overestimated."
LAST CITY ELECTION IN POMPEII.
Rules and Methods In Local Govern
ment Two Thousand Yesrs Ago.
From the London Spectator.
The graffiti on the walls of the ex
cavated streets in Pompeii formed the
subject of a paper read by Mr, Joseph
Offord before the Royal Society of Lit
erature on "The Last Municipal Elec
tion at Pompeii." .
The Pompellans had, of course, no
red and white and blue bills to paste
about over likely places, ' but instead
they wrote up on prominent walls their
requests, or advice, or comments in
regard to this or tha candidate for
municipal honors. The Pompellan
municipal honors for which candidates
were standlhg in A. . 79, the year in
which the lava of Vesuvius preserved
forever a picture of the customs and
manners of that curious Graeco-Os-
can city, were those of the Edleship
and the Duunmvlrate. . All burgesses
had a vote in electing these four mag
istratesDuumviri and the two Edlles
and the Interest which was taken
In the election is shown by the fact
that perhaps one In three or four cf
the electors (there were possibly 20,-
000 inhabitants, and there are proba-
Occaslonally peculiar ' reasons are
lven In the graffiti for voting for par
ticular candidates. One reads, for in
stance: "Proculus, vote for Sabinus,
and he will vote for you," which is
possibly the classical rendering of
"Scratch my back and Til scratch
yours." This, again, arouses atten
tion: "Attalus, you're asleep, Suel
llus is awake." "Wake up, England,
and vote for Jones," Is the obvious par
allel. Sometimes, however, the writer
of the praffltl, though honest, was poor
In Ideas; still, "Vote for Jubllus, V.
B." (vlr bonus "a good man"), is at
least concise. "D. R. P." again
"worthy of public office," the man you
want" is straightforward enough.
most polished fellow. "Gavlus Is a
man serviceable to public interests.
Do elect him, I beg you," Is a pleas
ing example of the polite form of pub
lic solicitation. A rarer, though ap
parently successful form of applica
tion for suffrage was the representa
tion of the candidate as "one who has
for years been Identified with the best
Interests and traditions of the city."
Thus the backer of a candidate belong
ing to a very old Oscan family pur
posely spells the candidate's name in
the old Oscan style, writing from right
Once Kept a Boarding House.
The ruling Instinct Is strong in a
"My dear," said the husband, who
had to tell his wife that he had failed,
"the wolf Is at the door."
"Tell him to wipe his feet," said she,
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STOCK EXCHANGE FIGURES
Daring Six Months Total Watf
$41,500,000, as Compared
With $1,27300,000 For
Same Period of 1001. '
New York, July Tremendous fall
ing off lit new capital stock creations is
ill Own by comparison of the securities
listed Wt the New Tork stock exchange
during the last six months and list
ings for the corresponding period for
a series of years. .
That tBe trust era has come to a
standstill is best shown by the list
ing: 4i new stocks. During the last
six months there were listed only $11,
627,300, compared with 20,57,435 for
the same period In 1900, 315,85380
In 1902 and IU73.S87.S75 in 1901, when
the trust creation movement was at
Its height .. ;- .
The average of the first six months
of the five years preceding 1901 showed
new stock creations of about 8325,000,
000 and In the first six months of 1895
there were created $98,092,870 of new
stock which was listed on the ex
Fairbanks Is a Human Enigma.
Chicago, July 6. Democrats who
have been planning to get a candidate
for president as different from Theo
dore Roosevelt as possible find that
their expectations In this regard have
already been anticipated by the repub
licans. Try as hard as they may, the
democrats will not find a candidate
representing the antithesis of Mr.
Roosevelt quite as much as does
Charles W. Fairbanks, the second man
on the republican ticket
Mr. Fairbanks is in many respects
one of the most remarkable personal
ities In the American congress. Those
who casually observe him and come
in contact with him only occasionally
find that he Is all of these things:
Gentle as a woman.
Good natured as a court Justice.
Pink as a girl from the country.
Timid as a hare.
The personification of dignity.
The embodiment of negatives.
Wrathful as a lion when roused.
Cold as Benjamin Harrison.
Logical as a Calvinistic preacher.
Amiable as Mayor Low.
A good lawyer.
. A champion of labor. -A
friend of the corporations.
A political boss.
A Sunday school superintendent
WILL NOT BE A LORD.
King Edward's grant of a baronetcy
to Alfred Harmsworth, the proprietor
and creator of the London Mail and
of other newspapers, serves to call
once more attention to the sturdy In
dependence W hich the proprietors Of ,
the London Times have for the last
hundred years displayed In refusing
repeated offers of honors of this kind
from the crown. The late John Wal
ter on two occasions declined peerages
that were tendered to him. His father
likewise returned a negative reply to
letters written to him by two premiers
of his day, asking him to accept a
seat In the house of lords, it is
well known that Arthur Walter, the
present chief proprielos of ht Times,
has manifested a similar flUfncUna-Uc-a
to receive coronet from the'
, Like bis forefathers, he realizes that
the acceptance of any honor of this
kind from the crown places the recip
ient under obligations to the prime
minister by whom the nomination Is
made, and that the Independence of
the newly crs&ttd peer, baronet or
knight becomes impaired thereby, A
serious consideration when the indi
vidual question happens to be the
owner of a great metropolitan organ.
The owner of the London Standard
has followed the example of the Wal
ters.' But the proprietor of the Dally
Telegraph of London accepted, first.
a baronetcy, and then a peerage, and
is now Lord Burnham. It Is the same
with the proprietor of the Morning
Poet Lord Gleneak. The proprietor of
the London Globe Is a baronet and,
in fact baronetcies and knighthoods
have been scattered quite liberally
among metropolitan and provincial
newspapers and proprietors. ;
Incidentally, says the correspondent
of the New Tork Tribune, I would call
attention to a rather remarkable let
ters. But the proprietor of the Daily
A. F. Walter in his paper, the London
Times. It runs as follows:
"The control of the Times has been
in my hands for a good many years
past It is there now, and there it
will rema'n until events over which
mortals have na control shall place
it in the hands of my successor. Un
til that happens you may rest as
sured that no outside Influence of any
kind, or of any origin, will ever be
permitted to affect the character of
the great Institution which was found
ed by my great-grandfather 120 years
ago, and which has never for a moment
passed from under the control of his
lineal successors, and which I, in my
turn, have the honor and the responsi
bility of conducting today."
This letter was written as will be
apparent from Its tenor, In reply to a
correspondent who had inquired
whether there was any truth In ru
mors current as! to impending changes
in the proprietorship of the Times.
All parties having bills against the
Fourth of July committee, please send
them in at once.
C. H. ABERCROMBIE,
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