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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1904)
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ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8.
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WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT.
A few democrats have had the hardihood to
talk of "depression" and "low wages" as conse
quents of eight years of republican administration
f the affairs of the government. Figures taken
from the report of the bureau of labor made Jufy.
1904, fail to agree with these statements.
For every 100 blacksmiths employed in 1S9G
there were 149 in 1903. For every 100 boilermakers
working in 1896 there were 137 in 1903. For every
100 bricklayers in 1S96 thee were 127 in 1903; 100
carpenters in 1S96, 122 in 1903; 100 iron moulders
in 1896, 145 in 1903; for every 100 day laborers in
1896 there were 126 in 1903; for every 100 machin
ists in 1896 there were 166 in 1903, and for every 10Q
Btone masons working in 1893 there were 130 em
ployed in 1903.
As to wages, there is shown a marked advance,
For every dollar paid a blacksmith in 1896 there was
paid $1.12 1903 for identically the same amount
f labor. The boilermaker got $1.08 1-2 in' 1903 for
every dollar he got in 1896; the bricklayer, $1.26
the carpenter $1.31 ; the iron molder got $1.21 ; the
day laborer, $1.18 1-2 ; the machinist, $1.13, and the
Btone mason received $1.26 1-2 in 1903 for every dol
lar he was paid in 1893. .
But this isn't all. The aggregate increase must
reckoned from the increased number of employed,.
as well as the increased wage. The summing up
shows that in the occupations named there was an
average of thirty-eight more persons in every hun
dred employed in 1903 than in 1896, and that for
every $100 paid each and every member of those
trades in 1896 there was paid in 1903 an average of
Do these results indicate prosperity of depres
sion f If they are not produced by the application
f the principle of protection to American industry,
why have democratic low-tariff periods never been
accompanied by similar Incidents! '
York is to cost less than $3,000,000. Sixteen such
buildings could be put up for $59,000,000. Suppose
a city desirous of spending that amount of money on
a world's fair should pay $5,000,000 for a site and
for landscape effects to beautify it, and then should
group in the most imposing way a dozen marble
palaces, each equal to the New York public library,
at a cost of $35,000,000 more; leaving $10,000,000
for installing and maintaining exhibits; would not
that city have a possession that would attract the
admiration of the world t
Such an exhibition would be small compared with
the wilderness of staff at Chicago and St. Louis, but
would it not be large enough t Who ever sees every
thing at a world's fair! The marble exposition
would be permanent, and it could be made more per
fect from year to year. Everything could be exclud
ed but the very cream of the world's achievements.
All the vulgar advertising features, the miles of
canned goods, the Haunting Pikes and Midways, the
slot machines, popcorn and frankfurters could be
eliminated. There would be a vision of pure beauty
and the sublimation of instruction.
No city on earth would have a spectacle to match
such a university of human progress.
The next time it is proposed to spend $50,000,000
on a summer's riot of glass and plaster, to fade away
like a dream, would it not be worth while to consider
the possibility of putting the money into a form that
would be a permanent enrichment of the community
and the world t
P. A. STOKES
S "The Store That Docs Things."
WHY NOT A PERMANENT WORLD'S FAIR?
It is estimated that the world's fair at St. Louis
Kas cost $50,000,000. Six months hence there will
be nothing to show for that outlay except a modest
art gallery and a devastated park. It is hardly sur
prising that many people are asking whether it
would not be possible to lay out the money to better
advantage, says the Saturday Evening Post.
The great white marble public library of New the future greatness of this locality.
SOME EVILS FROM DIVORCES.
In spite of Owen Meredith's announcement that
in the course of time marriages would be made or
contracted only for certain periods, many of the
ministers of this country do not seem to be discour
aged in their crusade against the growth of the di
vorce eviL A number of them, of different denom
inations and from all parts of the United States
have made an agreement to not marry divorced per
sons, unless it be shown that such divorces were .ob
tained for causes sanctioned by the churches.
While it is true that even if this position were tak
n all the churches they could not prohibit divorces
or stop the marriage of divorcees, still it plainly in
dicates the attitude and disfavor of these churches
in regard to the question. Their action may also
help to turn public sentiment against the growing
evil, and perhaps influence indirectly those who are
prompted more or less in their actions by public
opinion. While being actuated by no better motives
would not be of great credit to the people themselves
an enforced regard for marriage laws would be bet
ter than a growing laxity with respect to them, ii
ultimately lessening the number of divorces, ant
thus remedying or preventing the evils that follow.
We have 'em from the
short top coat to the pop
ular belted-back, double
breasted fifty-two inch
lengths. Made from neat,
catchy patterns, such as will
appeal to all good dressers,
and price is a secondary
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This is the department q
we take especial pride in q
calling your attention to.
Here we have evcrythiner
that is worth mentioning
in the ''Sartorial" world.
We are showing some hand
some suitings in browns and
gray s, both inthe homenpun
and worsted effects. To
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P. A. STOKES
"The Store That Docs Things."
The enthusiasm with which the, hotel proposition
has been taken up is gratifying for many reasons.
t indicates that the Astoria spirit is even more pro
nounced now than heretofore, and that to undertake
the proposal is in itself a guarantee of success. The
hotel is now practically assured, and when the ques
tion of site is settled work may be commenced. To
get anything, from a railroad to a $100 bonus, Asto
ria has but to ask her progressive citizens for it
This is the sentiment that builds cities and insures
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