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ASTORIA, OREGON, WKDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1904.
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RUN OF FISH
Receipts of Salmon Yesterday Were
Satisfactory to Packers and
QUALITY WAS NEVER BETTER
Hatchery Run Has Xot Yet Put
in an Appearance, but Is
Expected to Arrive
There was a decided Improvement
In the run of salmon yesterday, and
receipts were gratifytngly heavy. The
packing houses were not blocked, but
the inside forces were kept busily en
gaged during the day. The receipts
were Just about great enough to justi
fy uninterrupted operations, and pack
ers and fishermen were highly pleased.
Last evening hundreds of boats
could be seen sailing In a northeasterly
direction from the city. Looking In
the direction of Grays river one could
see many white sails, and some wonder
was expressed that all the boats should
be bound In that direction. Fishermen
stated that the fish were all above the
city, explaining the action of the fish
ermen. The lower harbor receipts,
heretofore excellent, fell off yesterday,
and there was a corresponding increase
from up-river points.
Yesterday the seiners operating
above the city made good hauls for the
first time during the season. They had
experienced a long streak of hard luck,
but things are evidently coming their
way at last Practically all of the fish
received were sent down from points
above Astoria, and the gillnetters like
wise made their big hauls above.
It was stated yesterday that "tules"
had made their appearance in the river,
and it was argued from this that the
quality of fish would deteriorate from
this time forward. A representative
of The Astorlan visited several of the
canneries and cold-storages and was
unable to find a single "tule" In more
than 100 tons of fish. Ail of the pack
ers and cold-storage men assured him
that they had not received any "tules"
as yet. One of the best-posted cold
storage men, discussing the fishing sit
"The absence of tules' is proof posi
tive that a big run of fish Is coming.
The tules' always come before the
heavy run enters the river, and their
absence thus far indicates that the
present improved supply Is not the run
for which we' have so anxiously been
waiting. We have had no tules yet;
the salmon are all fine chinooks."
The fish which are being taken at
present are wonderfully fine in quality.
A sure sign of fine fish is the condition
of the salmon's belly. When It is thin
and soft, the fish is not of good qual
ity, but when it Is thick and firm the
quality is excellent. All of the fish
delivered yesterday were thick-bellied,
and a cold-storage man said he had
never seen finer salmon.
"The salmon will unquestionably be
of first-class quality right up to the
end of the season." said the dealer to
whom the press representative talked.
'"The muddy water kept the fish out-
side! and the season has been generally
! backward. It Is my opinion that first-
class fish will continue to run after
August 15. It will be observed that the
salmon are not yet ready to proceed
to the spawning grounds. The eggs In
the fish are far from developed, and In
almost every respect the salmon re
semble those usually taken in May
and June. Ordinarily at this time 01
the year the spawn Is quite ripe,' but
this season it Is not nearly developed,
fills Is the very best indication that
the quality of the fish will continue
good until after the close of the sea
son. Indeed, I believe the salmon will
be first-class this year until Septem
ber 10 or 15."
If the present supply of salmon
should hold out until the end of the
season the gillnetters will fare very
well. They have done much better
thus far than the trapmen and seiners.
but are, of course, behind In their earn
ings as compared with those of last
sear. A few weeks of good fishing
will net them considerable money, how
ever, and the outlook at present Is quite
favorable. The seiners still have
chance to catch up, after the very
worst kind of luck.
Every indication Justifies the predic
tion that there is going to be a record
rush at the end of the season. The
hatchery run is bound to come within
a short time, and It will last for two
weeks or more. When it does make
its appearance the canneries and cold
storages will doubtless be blocked.
There has been no decrease in the"
price of fish thus far. Six cents a
pound is being paid for the large fish
and 5 cents for smaller fish. The
salmon are unusually large and the
higher price is being realized for the
biggest portion of the catches of the
Vladivostok Squadron That Made
the Daring Kaid is Back
in Port Again.
VESSELS IN PtRFECT SHAPE
During Cruise They Sunk Sev
eral Steamers Sot Hereto
fore Keported as Hav
ing Been Lost.
Vladivostok. Aug. 2. The Vladivos
tok cruiser division returned to port at
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
cruisers were in perfect condition.
They captured during their cruise the
steamer Arabia and destroyed some,
schooners, a small Japanese steamer,
one German steamer and one British
steamer. The last mentioned two were
carrying contraband material and had
nearly reached their destination, Yo
kohama, but were almost without coal
and it was therefore impossible to
send them to Vladivostok.
This is the first intimation that any
foreign steamer, other than the Knight
Commander had been sunk.
And up to $3.00 for Bathing
Suits, for Men, Women and
Children ? P ?
ten cents and up
C. H. CO O P E
THB BIG STORE , .
BARBER LAW 18 NOT VOID.
At Portland Tacoma, 4; Portland
3. (15 jnnings.)
At Los Angeles Seattle, 2; Los An
At San Francisco Oakland, 4; San
At Chicago Washington, 1; Chi
At St. Louis Philadelphia, 9; St.
At Detroit New York, 2; Detroit, 1.
At Cleveland Boston, 4; Cleveland,
Portland, Aug. 2. Western Oregon
and Western Washington, Wednesday,
fair; slightly warmer, except near the
coast. Eastern Oregon, Eastern Wash
ington and Idaho fair and cooler.
Eye-strain is no imaginary ill, but one which effects the whole
nervous system and if neglected will impair the general health
No Charge for Examining the Eyes
liATHERINE WADE, Graduate Optician
At Owl Drag: 8tor
Supreme Court of Oregon Says Meas
ure Is Constitutions!.
The supreme court of Oregon has re
versed the decision of Judge George
of Multnomah county In what Is known
as the famous barber case brought by
the board of barber examiners against
H. L. Brlggs, The defendant was con
victed for conducting a barber shop
in violation of the existing law regu
lating the trade or calling of a barber,
and providing for the licensing of per
sons carrying on such a trade.
Judgment was arrested by a trial
court holding the act unconstitutional.
The law Is held constitutional In the
higher court, because "when it comes
from the legislature a law must be
complete, but there are many matters
relating to methods of procedure which
the legislature may have properly del
egated to some ministerial board or
officer and prescribing the qualifica
tions of persons woh shall be licensed
to follow or engage In the practice of
a given trade or profession is one of
"Therefore It Is held that power was
not vested In the board to Issue and
withhold licenses arbitrarily and at
their pleasure, and that the legislature
did not vest In another body the power
to create or In any way change the
law such as should be done by the law
making body, except to create neces
sary rules and by-laws,
through an advertisement In a Lon
don newspaper for the sum of 10
guineas weekly the writer Is being
entertained by a dowager countess for
the Goodwood and Cowea seasons. The
arrangement Includes Introductions to
titled people on condition that the
writer avoids American clothes and
American accent. He says he has nu
merous similar offers from titled peo
ple In response to his advertisement.
The Dally Mall says It p","',
documentary evidence of the genuine
ness of the statements.
HEAVENS! MOST OF US ARE
HAD TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.
SQUADRON TO GO ON CRUISE.
in North Pacifio to Get To
gether at Bay City.
San Francisco, Aug. 2. Some time
between August 15 and 20, the flag
ship New Tork of the Pacific squadorn,
accompanied by the Marblehead and
the Bennington, will leave Bremerton,
Wash., and come to San Francisco,
where these vessels will spend several
days and be Joined by the Boston. All
four will then sail for an extended
cruise to South America, meeting the
Chicago, which Is about to sail from
Boston for this coast. Rear Admiral
C. F. Goodrich, the new commander-
in-chief, will then transfer his flag
to the Chicago and send the New Tork
around to the Atlantic coast.
CURLY BILL PASSES AWAY.
Noted California 8tag Driver Dies at
8an Francisco, Aug. 2. William Ger
hardt, aged It, the famous pioneer
stage driver, who received the nick
name of "Curly B1H,' from Mark
Twain during the palmy days of Vir
ginia City, Nev has Just died from
heart failure. In the palmy days of
the Comstock when such men as John
Mackay, James G. Fair and others
were laying the foundations of their
fortunes, there was no more widely
known "whip" than "Curly BUI," Be
fore the Central Pacific was built he
drove stage coaches for the California
Stage Company between Sacramento
and Nevada City, CaL, Reno and Car
son and Virginia City, Nev. He was a
side partner of Hank Monk, another
driver made- famous by Mark Twain
and Horace Greely.
New Jersey Young Man Travels Ten
Miles Head Downward.
Plalnneld, N. J.. Aug. 2. With one
foot held firmly as If In a vise, George
Hardle. 23 years old, of Elisabeth, N
J., hung head downward between two
coal cars, of a train on the Central
Railroad of New Jersey while It trav
eled a distance of 10 miles. He was
struck repeatedly by projections ris
ing above the track level, but was pow
erless to extricate himself until the
train reached Fanwood station. He
was found there by a brakeman, his
head torn and his chest cut In a doten
places. After boarding the train at
Elizabeth, Hardle was jolted from his
seat and in falling caught his foot In
the coupling which saved him from
being ground to pieces. He will re
WILL DONATE HIS COLLECTION
Chicago, Aug. 3. If one has a doxenl
marks of degeneracy he might as well
prepare for the lunatic asylum and If
he has as many as 13 the chances are
that he will spend the majority of his
days behind prison burs, according to
Professor Frederick Starr of the Uni
versity of Chicago, professor Starr
says that he never has found a per
fect man, or a perfect woman either
for that matter, and he declares that
anyone who has as many as a dozen
marks of degeneracy Is a hopeless
The Chicago anthropologist was dis
cussing marks of degeneracy to his
class In elementary anthropology at
the university when he gave out list
of marks that should designate one as
His list Included parting the hair In
the middle or on the right side, bald
ness, gray hairs before the age of 45,
stub nose, bat ears, smalt lobes on the
ears, receding chin, protruding lips,
left handedness, cross eyes, fondness
for Jewelry for hand year by men, red
hair for most peP professor
said that the Irish were entitled to the
privilege of having red hair without
being degenerates), blonde hair (ex
cept with the Swedes), teeth wide
apart, pigeon toes, knock knees and
many similar blemishes which are
booked by the Midway sage as marks
As to purling the hair on the right
side of In the middle, the professor ex
plained that parting n the middle wan
effeminate and parting on the right
side was unnatural. It Is more natural
for a right handed person to part his
hair on the left side, for It Is easier to
comb. The most natural man and the
most perfect type of man is right
handed and not left handed, hence, nli
though It Is easier for a left hniid4
man to part hi hair on the right side,
he Is a degenerate because he is left
handed, and the fact that he parts his
hair on the right side for convenience
snke Is no excuse, according to tho
Gray hairs are signs of old age and
to be found on young person are sure
sign of excess In some form. If not of
disease. The fact that a person's hab
it tend to excess Is also put down a
sure sign of degeneracy. Color of
the hair Is peculiar to race, says Pro
fessor Starr. For a man belonging to
a dark race to have blonde hair 1
wrong and unnatural. Red hair Is pe
culiar to a distinct cluss, of which the
Irish are types.
Professor Starr could not find a per
fect student In his class. He says that
he has yet to And the perfect man, and
as the professor Is a confirmed bachelor
the class took up his declaration to
mean that he was still looking for thV
Archer Huntington's Spsnish Works to
Be Plsced at Public Dispossl.
New York, Aug. 2. That students of
ancient and modern Spanish literature
may take advantage of his exhaustive
collection of books and manuscripts on
the subject. Archer Huntington, eon of
the late Collls P. Huntington, will
erect and endow an Institution for the
purpose. Architects ore now working
on the plans of the building, which Is
to be erected In Audobon park, 155th
and 156th streets. '
"I have been collecting Spanish
books for many years," said Mr. Hunt
ington, "and It Is my desire to make
my collection available to all who are
Interested In Spanish literature. With
that end In view, I have planned to
erect a suitable building and to re
move to it my books and manuscrlptr fresh,
relating to Spain and Portugal."
the rainfall ha been generally ample
for crop needs.
Harvesting Is In progress In Oregon,
with better yields than were expected.
In Washington spring wheat Is rip
ening somewhat too rapidly as the re
sult of hot winds.
Seedless Apples at the Fair.
St. Louis. The seedless apple is a
new feature and comes to share the
honors with the horseless carriage, the
wireless telegraph, the smokeless coal
and the seedless orange. It Is a Col
orado product and Is on exhibition In
the horticultural building at the world's
fair. It Is claimed for the seedless ap
ple that It Is sufe from frost because
It has no blossoms. Several bushels of
seedless apples are kept In cold stor
age and the supply Is constantly kept
THE ENGLISH ARE FICKLE. ,
Entertain American Who Foregoes His
Accent and Clothing.
London, Aug. 2. The Dally Mall
publishes an amusing letter signed
"American Visitor," relating bow,
JAPANESE PAPER AT THE FAIR
Weekly Periodical Printed in the Pal
ace of Liberal Arts.
St. Louis. Among the many peri
odicals published In the palace of lib
eral arts at the world's fair Is on
which exemplifies the progresslvenesr
of the Japanese. Hajlme Hoshl, a Jap
anese, Is publishing a souvenir edition
of the Japanese-American Commercial
Weekly, a paper of 16 pages, printed
partly in English and partly In Jap
anese. It contains many fine half
tones and devotes much of it space
to the description of the extensive
Japanese exhibits at the world's fair.
Besides the weekly Mr. Hoshl has
published in English a neat little book,
entitled "Handbook of Japan and Jap
anese Exhibits at the World' Fair."
This book contain 200 page and gives
the reader a comprehensive Idea of the
government, Industries, commerce and
art of Japan, and also a complete de
scription of the Japanese exhibits at
the world's fair. The book Is In pa
per and was set up, printed and bound
In the complete plant exhibited In the
palace of liberal arts.
CROPS ARE FAVORABLE.
Oregon Yislds Much Bstter Then Hsd
Washington, Aug. 2. The weather
bureau's weekly summary of crop con
ditions says: Favorable temperature
prevailed during the week ending
August 1 in nearly all districts, and
Refuses to 8ell Sysonby.
Saratoga, N, Y., Aug. 2. It Is stated
here that J. R. Keene has refused an
offer of 1100,000 for his two-year-old
colt Sysonby, the winner of the flash
stakes, said to have been made by W.
B. Leeds. Mr. Keene Is quoted as
saying he never had any .Intention of
selling Sysonby, although he had been
told by a friend he could obtain f 100,.
000 for the colt If he would sell.
Ministsrs Almost Drown.
Chicago, Aug. 2. The Rev, R. W.
Shaw and the Rev. Henry A. Dexter
were rescued by life savers after they
had clung nearly two hours to the
keel of their capsized sail boat In the
lake off the Elxty-elghth street pump
ing station, Their boat was overturn
ed by a audden squall and the minis
ter were thrown Into the water.
Big Fir at Nap.
Napa, CaL, Aug. 2. The plant of the
Napa Valley Packing Company at this
place ha been destroyed by fire. The
loss probably will amount to $150,000.
The property was Insured for $76,000.
How We Grow.
(London Leader.) '
"What are the proportions of the
ideal human body?" Thl vexed ques
tion has never been answered con
A corollary of It Is this: "What are
the proportions of the average healthy
man or woman as we find them?" Nor
even to thl has a reply been given.
However, we are approaching it. Sci
entist huve made myriads of meas
urements of the stature of man, and
some of them are quoted by Fleet Sur
geon Williams In the annual report oik
the health of the navy Just Issued.
To begin with, the boy when born I
about half an Inch taller than the girl.
Thl difference I maintained until
near the age of IS. when, In thl coun
try and America, the average girl I
taller and heavier than the boy. Thl
halting, so to sptak, on the part of the
mule Is speedily recovered, and ho
aguln outruns the female In stse.
At the period of full development the
man's average height, compared with
the woman's average Is ss 19 to IS.
Both men and women maintain their
maximum height until the age of 59
years, when they begin to grow shorter,
until at 90 they have lost three Inches.
The reason for this dwindling Is at
tributed to the shrinking of the soft!
part between the bone and to the
stoop gradually acquired by old people.
Mr, Flower seems determined to re
alize his expressed purpose of making
each Issue of "The Arena" superior to
Its predecessor. The July number
seemed to reach the high-water mark
of excellence, but the August number
will prove, we think, even more attrac
tive to the general reader. Among the
leading social, political and economlo
questions discussed are the following:
"An Open Letter to President Roose
velt," "The Operation of the Inltatlve
and Referendum In Oregon," "Why W
Favor Japan In the Present War," "The
Progress of the Negro: A Study In the
Last Census," "The Political Situation)
in the Australian Federal Parliament,"'
"The Dragon In America," a discussion
of the Chinese question. Among other
Important essays In the body of the
magazine are: "The Poetry of Poe,"'
"Judaism and the American Spirit,""
and "A Golden Day 1n Boston's His
tory." The latter paper Is handsomely
Illustrated, carrying sixteen portraits
of men and women who rendered "the
last century In Boston forever memor
able. Among the contributors are such
well-known writer a Dr. Charles
Frederick Holder, Edwin Markham,
Professor Frank Parsons, Professor
Edwin Maxey and Charles Malloy.
If It Is worth while to do business
t all it Is worth while to do a lot of
it and this means, always, a propor
tionate amount of. -newspaper tpso.