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ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1904.
Lffects of War Drain Already Be
ginning to Be Fe!t Through
out Russian Empire.
GOVERNMENT USING PAPER
rays for 3IIlitary Stores "With
Bills in Frautic Effort to
Slaintaiu Gold Reserve
at Usual Level.
Kew York, Aug. 5. The first effects
vt the war in the far east are begin-1
Bins to be felt on Russian credit at
some, which is already considerably
shaken, says a Russian correspondent
f the Times. ,
In the firstplace many important
orders for military stores are not be
ing paid for with ready money, but by
Mis of two years date. Moreover, al
though the amount of paper money is
sued is stated only to be not more than
160,000,000, it is believed that the sum
Is three or four times as large.
Russian credit, both at home and
abroad, is based entirely on the pres
ence of a large gold reserve and the
government ts sparing no effort to
keep gold in the country. The moment
It begins to How out the national
credit will collapse. Already it is de
clared to be doubtful whether the im
perial bank will discount bills on the
KlzhnI Novgorod fair this year, as it
lias always done before, for everything
ttk the business world is now very un
certain and the bank wishes to run
LEFT JEWELS IN FIREPLACE.
Wireless Message Gavt
Manager Name of Loser.
New fork, Aug, 5. While engaged
i. r!.?u Ing the fire grate of a bed
tm f one of a suite of rooms re
enu'jr occupied by a wealthy Amer
ican, ba wife and daughter, a cham
fcemiiid of the Savoy hotel, accord
iri rr Herald dispatch from London,
t ed in the ash pan a silk hand
s'' tied up In the form of a bag
" ' tonlalnea five" valuable dianionJ
ntf-i he turquoise ring, one diamond
us! I'.-irl necklace, a diamond tiara,
j;fi!j pencil case and a gold watch,
i r.ns' i containing $230 In bank of
KnMi.-i noteB and $120 in bills. The
aiarijisr of the hotel when informed
of io ilnd, did not know to whom the
vBhiab'es belonged, but he later re
ivj the following telegram: "We
Mt something in fireplace of room,
plGrtsu hold till we return. Advise if
ftur:i. In mid-Atlantic." The Amer
ican's daughter, who secreted the Jew
. ea in ho strange a hiding place, dis
covered her loss, and a wireless mes
sage was dispatched. Within an hour
r so after its receipt, a reply was
Trolley Dining Car,
Chicago, Aug. 5. A trolley dining car
is an innovation about to be establish
ed by the Aurora, Elgin & Chicago
Railway Company. Within 15 days
the new car, which will rival a Pull
anan In equipment, will be placed In
commission. Although at first only
available to special parties, the new
dining car eventually will be placed
in general service, making four runs
daily between the Aurora and Elgin
terminus and Chicago. No attempt
will be made to equal the elaborate
menu of a Pullman, the intention be
ing to make the service more of the
Hght buffet order.
has Just solved the greatest enigma
that ever perplexed mankind.
The great Image has. fallen from its
height of mighty mysterlousness, to be
hovia by unassailable proof to be
nothing but a colossal portrait of
Harmachts, which, as o2 of th morn
ing and conquerer 5f darkness, faces
the rising sun.
Colonel . whoue discovery has
now made him world famous, has been
for some time past making excavations
around the Sphinx, but not until re
cently did he succeed in finally uncov
ering the foundations of the great
statue and bringing to light many in
teresting features which were previous
The haunting secrecy which has en
shrouded the Sphinx for centuries
Colonel Ram has successfully pene
trated, but not until men had given
their lives to the attempt to unravel it,
legends and stories had been bom In its
shadow and had died, and books, works
of a lifetime, had been completed and
destroyed and other equally ponderous
works raised on their ashes.
Colonel Ram, while he was removing
this fascinating veil, has supplied the
Sphinx with a history the interest of
which quite makes up for the loss of
Among the heretofore unknown fea
tures of the stone figure which he has
Just brought to light is the temple sur
rounding the base, which was intended
for the worship of Harmachjis, and sev
eral chambers hewn in the rock which
were the tombs of kings and priests
devoted to his worship.
Colonel Ram had already discovered
a stone cap with a sacred asp carved
on the forehead, which once covered
the head of the Sphinx like a royal
helmet, and must have added to its
grandeur, particularly If it was gild
ed, as the colonel believes.
The Sphinx is not an Independent
structure. The body and head are
actually hewn out of the solid rock, but
much sandstone masonry was built in
to make the outlines perfect and cover
defects in the material. This rein
forcement of the original rock is ap
parent now to a close observer, but
originally they were concealed, for sci
entists believe the entire image was
once covered with enamel. Indeed, It
Is yet possible to find fragments still
adhering to the surface which resem-
li 1 tA nmualalM t 1 da tnttnA Im rrti K.
and the ruins of the ancient palaces.
j. li m. S) B KM
5nKe Keducss Lear uives
Promise of Demoralizing
Rate of Interest.
PACKERS PAYING OFF DEBTS
Millions ot Dollars Piling Vp
That Ordinarily Would He
Loaned to Operators of
Chicago, Aug. 5. Chicago bankers
complain that the packing house strike
Is having a most serious effect on the
local money market. Millions of dol
laVs that under normal business con
ditions would be used by the bankers
are now piling up in Chicago banks
and threaten to depress interest rates.
The packers are heavy borrowers un
der normal conditions, not alone In
Chicago, but all over the world. They
carry loans and notes amounting in
the aggregate to nearly $100,000,000.
Of this sum about $10,000,000 is carried
by Chicago banks and since the be
ginning of the strike business has con
traeted so much that Instead of bor
rowing, the packers are paying off
loans and taking up notes.
A prominent local banker estimates
that the packing companies had paid
off $1,000,000 of their loans in Chi
cago since the beginning of the strike
and that they were beginning to re
tire their obligations at the rate of
$4,000,000 a week.
Early today, Celestear Chera, aged
22 years, a French Canadian employed
at the. Armour plant, was badly beaten
by three men at Fifty-fourth and Hal
LOGGERS WILL NOT QUIT.
The Death Penalty.
A little thing sometimes results In
death. Thus a mere scratch, Insignia
cant cuts or puny bolls have paid the
death penalty. It is wise to have
Bucklen's Arnica Salve ever handy.
It's the best Salve on earth and will
prevent fatality, when Burns, Sores,
Ulcers and Piles threaten. Only 25c,
at Chas. Rogers' drug store.
Conflicting Interests Make Combina
tion Utterly Impossible.
It looks at this time as though the ; the house.
attempt of the loggers of the Columbia
river to agree on a curtailment of the
output was to end in failure. Lead
ing timbermen spoken to on the sub
ject have no hopes of organizing, while
the committee whose duty it is to call
upon the loggers and obtain signatures
has nothing to report.
The Grotto handles nothing but
straight liquors; no blended goods in
Really Good Fishing.
At the amateur Journalists conven
tion in Baltimore a Phlladelphlan said
of James 'M. Beck, who Is one of the
"When we had our convention In
Philadelphia, Mr. Beck was the life of
In the meantime, the loggers are cut- It. He kept the table in a roar. In
ting timber and dumping it Into the repartee It was imposlble to get the
ARE LEAVING PORT ARTHUR.
Refugees Arriving at Chefoo in Great
Chefoo, Aug. 6, 10 a. m. Thirty more
refugees arrived today on Junks from
Port Arthur, which place they left
August X. The departure of all civil
ians from Port Arthur is said to be
va-itxg to the exhaustive preparations
ibr a final stand against the Japanese.
Chefoo is being taxed to provide for
the unusual Influx of travelers. The
etrfy god hotel in the pity is assign
ing three or four to a room and the
verflow Is compelled to accept squalid
SPHfNX MYSTERY CLEARED UP.
Great Image Was Intended for Like
ness of Harmachis.
For 2000 years and more the be
lief has prevailed all over the civil
fced world that the marvelous figure
the Sphinx was intended to repre
sent a woman, but this theory is now
Jbrever dispelled through the inquls
Sfttveness of the well known American
student of antiquity, Colonel Ram, who
streams at a positive loss In many In
stances, while very few admit that they
are making anything by the operation
in view of the price of labor and ma
terial, and the value of the logs when
they are delivered.
"So this logging must go on until
one after another of the logging com
panies has touched bottom and quit,"
a well known timberman said. "There
is no use in trying to combine, as there
are too many conflicting Interests.
"But It would be cheaper on the
whole for them to let their timber
stand. It will continue to grow in
value, and they could make more
money In the long run by permitting
the trees to stand until they can get
what the timber is worth.
"Loggers hate to quit, as they have
their outfits and railroads, and these
deteriorate as fast when not In use as
when they are in operation. I look
for some loggers to go broke while
waiting for this vexed question of
cheap logs to settle Itself."
better of him.
"At one time he was talking about
"The best day's sport I ever had,
he said, 'was off the Florida coast.
There were three of us, we each had
three rods, and all day long we pulled
In fish as fast as we could throw out
our lines. I forgot," he added thought
fully, 'what kind of fish they were.'
'"Perhaps they were whales," some
one suggested. N
"Whales!' said Mr. Beck. 'Why
man, we were baiting with whales.' "
Puts an End to It All.
A grievous wail oftlmes comes as a
result of unbearable pain from over
taxed organs. Dizziness, Backache,
Liver complaint and Constipation. But
thanks to Dr. King's New Life Pills
they put an end to it all. They are
gentle, but thorough. Try them. Only
25c. Guaranteed by Chas. Rogers'
NOTICE FOR BIDS.
Notice is hereby given, that up to
the hour ot 10 o'clock a. m. on Monday,
the 6th day ot August. 1904, the com
mittee on Publlo Property ot the com
mon council ot the City of Astoria, at
the office of the Auditor and Pollee
Judge therein, will receive sealed bids
tor the construction ot a City Hall
for the City ot Astoria according to
the plans and specifications therefor on
file in the office of the Auditor end
Police Judge, and ordinance number
2953 of said city providing for the
time and manner of constructing said
City Hall. The bids must be accom
panied with a certified check of the
bidder payable to the Auditor and Po
lice Judge or order, in five per cent
ot the amount bid, to be forfeited to
the City of Astoria In case the bid
"shall be accepted and the bidder shall
fall to enter Into contract within three
days from notice ot said acceptance.
The right Is reserved to reject any
and all bids.
J. II. HANSEN,
Committee on Publlo Property ot the
Common Council of the City of As-
Office Constructing Quartermaster,
Astoria, Ore., July 23, 1904: Sealed
proposals, in triplicate, will be received
at this office until 10 o'clock a. m
August 27, 1904, and then opened for
the construction and plumbing ot an
addition to a frame guardhouse at
Fort Stevens, Ore. United States re
serves the right to reject any or all
proposals. Plans can be seen and
specifications obtained at this office.
Envelopes should be marked "Pro
posals for construction," and address
ed. Captain Goodale, Quartermaster,
Treasury Department,' U. 8. Life-
Saving Service, Washington, D. G, July
28, 1904. Sealed proposals will be re
celved at this office until 2:00 o'clock
p. m., ot Friday, August 28, 1904, and
then publicly opened, for the construe
tlon of a floating boathouae for Grays
Harbor (Washington) Llfe-SavIng
Station. Specifications and drawings,
forms of proposal, etc., can be obtained
upon application to the Superintend
ents of Construction of Life-Saving
Stations, Pacific Coast, Room S3, New
Appraisers' Stores, San Francisco,
Cal.; to the Assistant Inspector of
Life-Saving Stations, Coasts of Wash
tngton and Oregon, 13th District, Ta-
coma, Washington; or to this Office.
Horace L. Piper, Acting General Su
You don't close your store for a day
very once in a whilebut that would
be as wise as to drop your newspaper
advertising for a day now and then.
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vraaarvAJAsj Grammar Grade
apfly ros cataloous Courses.
Boarding school for youg men and boys
BOX 330, UNIVERSITY PARK STATION
Portland, . . . . Orccon.
JAY TUTTLE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Acting Assistant Surgeon
U.S. Marine Hoapital 8ervlee,
Office hours: 10 to 12 am. 1 to 4:20 p.m.
477 Commercial Street, 2nd Floor.
Dr. RIIODA C. HICKS
Mansell Bldg. 673 Commercial Bt
PHONE BLACK 2064,
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673 Commercial Street, Astoria, Ore
TELEPHONE BED 200L
Pythian Building, Astoria, Oregon.
Dr. T. L. BALL
Dr. F. I. Friedrich,
524 Commercial street Astoria Ore.
Dr. W. C. LOGAN
578 Commercial St., Shanahan Building
,C. J. TRENCHARD
Insurance, Commission and Shipping.
CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER.
' Agent Wells-Fargo and Northern
Paciflo Express Companies.
Cor. ELEVENTH and BOND BTS.
First National Bank of Astoria
Capital and Surplus $100,000
ASTORIA SAVINGS BANK
Capital 1'aldio 1100,000. Surplus and Undividod ProflU fifl.OOO V
Transacts a general banking business. Interest paid on time deposit.
J.Q. A. BOWLBY, O.I PETEKSON, .FHANK TATTON, J. W. GARNEK,
President ' Vio President. Caabler. Asst. Cashier Y
Ift8 TENTH STREET. ASTORIA. ORE.
0co. H. Georgt, President,
J. C. Hi jjiru, Cashier,
0o. W. Wirrtn, Vkt-Prtsldtnt,
C R. Hiljlns, Ant Cashier.
The Astoria National Bank
GEO. H. GEORGE, fiEO. W. WARREN, W. H. BARKER.
AUO. SCIIERNECKNAU. L. MANSUli
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First National Ba.uk I'orMund, Orioti.
Continental Nutluual BuUk.Clilcuy.
HaiiIc of New York, N. H A., New York
C'ruckor-IVouIworUi Nat, iiauk.t), K,
AN ASTORIA PRODUCT
Pale Bohemian Beer
Best In The Northwest
North Pacific Brewing Co.
ANDREW ASP, BLACKSMITH.
Having Installed a Rubber Tiring Msobine of tha
latest pattern I am prepared to do all kinds of work
in that line at reasonable price. Telephone 291,
CORNER TWELFTH AND DUANE STREETS.
The TROY Laundry
Is the only White Labor Laundry in the City. Does the Best
of Work at very reasonable Trices, and is in every way worthy
of your patronage. Cor. 10th and DUANE STS. Thono 1991
PRAEL 0 COOK TRANSFER CO.
Draying and Expressing
All gooilsahipped to our care will receive special attention.
709-715 Commercial Street.
From prims tips fruit only ars what
make our soda so highly prized by
all drinkers, No harmful consequences
lurk In the foaming fluid flowing from
our fountain. The stream carries Its
welcome freight of coolness and mois
ture wherever It goes. Results and
medical science mark our pure soda
as the best antidote for thirst and
dryness yet devised.
EASTERN CANDY STORE.
606608 Commercial St., , Next Griffin's Book 8tore,
433 Commercial Street
Phone Main 121
Sherman Transfer Co.
HENRY SHERMAN, Manager .
Hacks, CarriagesBaggage Checked and Transferred Trucks and
Furniture Wagons Pianos Moved, Boxed and Shipped.
If you have rooms for rent daring Regetta All this
out and send to Secretary Regatta Committee
Hit for rent from , to.
.Rooms with.. Single Btdi.
.Rooms with Doubfe Beds.
Rooms with.,.., ....Cots.