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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 17, 1904)
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1904.
GREAT STORM RAGES AND
SHIPPING IS PARALYZED
Gale Attains Velocity, of ElghtyElght
Miles an Hour and Damages .
North Head. Nov. It 4 p. m.
Thick outside. Have not n any
thiiur In or out this afternoon. AU the
.jetty between the two breaks la tone
not one pile standing.
The above dispatch was received
from the Heads lata yesterday after
noon, telling briefly the damage
wrought by the storm, as well as the
tieup of shipping here. The gale
quieted down Tuesday night, but early
yesterday morning It Increased in fury
nd during the afternoon howled along
at great velocity. It has been one of
the worst storms experienced In years,
but thus far no damage to shipping has
At t o'clock yesterday morning the
wind was howling along at the rate of
10 miles an hour at th mouth of the
Columbia. At noon the velocity of
the gale had increased to 7) miles
cyclone speed In the east and at 1
o'clock the maximum velocity, 38 miles'
an hour, was reached. After 3 the
storm seemed to quiet down, and at
4 o'clock the velocity of the wind was
but 43 miles at the Heads. Last even
Ing, however, the gale Increased again,
then died out, giving promise of fair
weather, and finally, at midnight,
again increased In fury. The action of
the barometer Indicated last night that
the force of the storm had been almost
The damage to the Jetty Is the most
serious thus far reported, although It
Is to be expected, perhaps, that ship
ping has suffered some. The first
storm of the year opened up a gap In
the Jetty, and another gap was left by
the second gate. This latest gale has
carried away the portion which re
mained intact Pending receipt of ful
ler advices from Fort Stevens, the ex
tent to which the breakwater has been
damaged can not be estimated, al
though It Is feared the jetty work has
received a material setback.
Shipping was completely paralysed
yesterday, and not one arrival or de
parture waa reported. The bar was
unusually rough, and the prospect of
heavy weather outside deterred mast
ers from putting to sea, or attempting
to do so. The oil tank steamer Whit
tier was due yesterday from San Fran
cisco, but she did not show up off the
Heads, and probably has been delayed
by the storm. There are several ves
sels In ten lower harbor which are
ready for sea, but they are enjoying
the shelter of the harbor.
As luck would have It few coast
ers art along the north coast at the
present time, so the chances are there
will be few if any disasters as a re
sult of the blow. The results of the
gaie s ravages win not oe known for a
few days to come.
The barometer holds out hope
calmer weather. Testerday afternoon
It reached the lowest mark, 29.65,
J:S0 o'clock. About 4 It started up
ward, and at midnight It stood at 29.80,
the upward tendency still continuing.
For a short time last night the sky was
comparatively clear, and the start were
shining brightly. This condition of af
fairs did not long endure, however, and
an hour later the wind waa howling
over the bllL About 8:30 flashes of
lightning emphasised the anger of the
storm king, but the thunder could not
railroads and former attorney general
of the state of California, has been
sud by Robert G. Hanford for $370,000,
ltanford says that he should have re
reived that sum as additional com
mission for promoting the sale of the
stock of the San Francisco and San
Mateo, the Mrkct street and the Sutter
street railroad companies, Mr, Ford
makes emphatic dental of the Ilnnford
charges and does not seem to doubt
that he will be able to prove the In
accuracy of the statements.
PLANS EXTENSIVE REPAIRS.
LOOK FOR HARD CONTEST.
Multnomah Football Players Anxious
as to Astoria Gams.
Portland Journal: The strong As
torla football eleven will Invade Port'
land on the afternoon of December S
and try football conclusions with the
Multnomah team on the local grid.
Astoria has been anxvlous to play an
other game with the club men, but
wanted it played In Astoria. Manager
Watkins couldn't agree to this plan
on account of the expense and trouble
Involved in taking his team down to
the Venice of America. Realizing that
It was a good scheme to play another
game here, the Astoria manager, after
delaying an answer for some time.
Informed Manager Watkins this morn
ing that the Commercial Club team of
Astoria would be present on Multno
mah field on the afternoon of Decem
ber 3, for no other purpose than to
wallop the local brigade of plgspln
This match should be an Interesting
one on account of the gallant fight that
Captain Stockton's men put up against
the club men earlier in the season,
when Multnomah won 6 to 0. Since
that time Astoria has been materially
strengthened and play a much' faster
game They trounced Albany by two
touchdowns more than Multnomah
beat Albany, and spectators at the
game declared that If Multnomah had1
been in Albany's place they would also
have been beaten.
From the color of the clouds today
and the twinkle of the stars last
night If the regular signs do not fall.
Portland can rest assured that Astoria
will come here ready to scalp the club
men, and If they don't It won't be the
WORK FOR SECRETARY HAY.
South American Republics All Likely
to Ask for Treaties Soon.
Washington, Nov. 16. Secretary
Hay will soon have his hands full with
negotiations for arbitration treaties.
Mexico is the latest applicant for such
The Pan-American congress has
provided a general arbitration scheme
for the settlement of all disputes be
tween the republics of North, Central
and South America along the lines of
The Hague convention, and Mr. Hay
thought this would be sufficient, but it
now appears that each of the nations
will want a separate treaty more spe
cific In its provisions.
It Is believed this desire Is prompted
by the recent serious differences with
Paoiflo Coast Company Will
$400,000 On Its Boats."
Seattle, Nov. !. Rxtenalve repairs,
the cost of which Is estimated at $100,
000, to the boats of Its sound fleet
are contemplated this winter by the
Pacific Coast Steamship Company.
Of this estimate It Is figured that
$100,000 will be expended In overhaul
ing the City of Seattle, rebuilding the
City of Topeka and In the changes that
will be made in the Santa Rosa. It Is
also possible that the repairs 1 to be
made on the Spokane now In San
Francisco, may be made at this port
Contrary to report there is no In
tentlon of converting the Santa Rosa
Into an oil burner. The steamer Is
now on the run between San Francisco
and Southern California ports, but as
soon as the new boilers, now being
built at the Moran Bros. yard are
completed she will come here to have
The work planned wilt consist of a
complete overhauling of all of the
twenty-three vessels In the Pugct
sound fleet, and when It Is completed,
which Is expected to be about June of
the coming year, all will be In the best I
Clothes bought at Wise's kept pressed
FREE OF CHARGE
8TOP3 ALL DISPUTE.
8UE3 FOR 1370,000.
San Francisco Attorney Claims Balance
of Largs Fse.
San Francisco, Nov. 16. Tlrey L.
Ford, general attorney for the united
Instrument Used on Parisian Csbs
Automatically Fixes Charge.
Ths taxometer, a new Instrument re
sembling a big alarm clock, has been
affixed to Parisian cabs to determine
the distance and the amount of fare.
It seems unjust to pay for a trip of a
hundred yards the same as for one Of
several miles, and the aim of the taxo
meter Is to make the charge equitable.
The Instrument is surmounted by a
small metallic flag carrying the word
"free," which Is horizontal or vertical,
according as the cab Is occupied or un
occupied. When one gets Into a ca
now the driver Immediately lowers th
flag to a horizontal position and the
taxometer begins to work. At the be
ginning it Is set at 73 centimes (14.476
cents), which remains unchanged fo-
1300 yards, after which 10 centlm-s
(1.93 cents) are added every 430 yards.
Below the large dial Is a supplementary
dial marking 25 centimes (4.825 cents)
ror packages. After the passenger
pays the driver raises his flag, which
effaces all the figures.
Should the passenger desire to stop
several times, the charge is by time
and distance. As soon as the cab
stops, the coachman turns a hand
which sets in motion the mechanism
which marks by time, 10 centimes (1.93
cents) for three minutes. If one wishes
to go very slowly less than S miles
PRICE IS NOT EVERYTHING. QUALITY COUNTS.
WELL, HOW ABOUT OVERCOATS," BEARING
$17.50 to $30
MAKERS ft AlEWyoRK
$17.50 to $30
MAKERS AlCVyoRK rpT
CrircfCUtt'firh If J
I i 4 J -t
It pays to do business gener
ously. The proof: Schilling's
Best. Full-strength and pure,
and the prices only enough to
pay for the quality.
What was con- j&yi
it . -v - 4.
m Hand Tailored
Havo you anything in
Astoria to beat it, or " to
There are a good many
people from old Missouri in
Astoria and you've got to
sidered best in Astoria two
or throe years ago ain't in it
now with such garments an
are made by Alfred Benja
min & Co., of Now York,
and which are sold in Asto
ria exclusively by,
Ah ;. 1
The Reliable Clothier and Hatter
P. S. The reduction on OVERCOATS is stilt on.
an hour the tariff Is marked by time,
As soon us the speed becomes greater
than 5' in lies the mechanism adjusts
itself automatically and records by d!
This Instrument, or something slml'
lar, Is used in other large continental
cities, and leaves no possibility for ills
putes between the passenger and the
coachman as to fare.
Reopened Under New Msnsgement
John Blaslch has leased the Callfor
nla Restaurant and Oyster House and
Is now prepared to serve the public.
The best oysters and meals In the
city. Family trade supplied. Oood
cooks, polite waiters and prompt ser
Dr. J, A. Regan has moved his
dental office to rooms over A. V. AN
len's grocery store.
$18 to New York from all Scandina
vian points on all lines. Tickets at
New Cash Grocery, Alderbrook.
114 ELEVENTH ST.
KM '"OMMFKCIAL ST. .t
CENTRAL MEAT MARKET
G. W. Marion and John Fahrroan, Proprietor!,
CHOICEST FRESH AND SALT If RATS. - PROMPT DELIVER!
54a Commercial St. Phone Main 321.
Buster Brown Blue
We have just received a stock of these famous shoes
for boys and girls. A shoe that cannot be beaten for style,
; wear and quality. Prices
$1.60 to $1.85
We also sell other universally known brands made by
Brown Shoe Co., in latest styles and best values for each
member of the household. Prices from
$1.00 to $3.SO.
THE SALHMAN-3 NAME IS BU3TCR BROWN.
THE BSICHTSST LITTLE BOY IM TOWN.
WHtN DAINTY" JANE COMC.E IN TO BUY
HE KNOWS THE VLRYKINDJ'Hr'U.THT,
BLUE KIBBON J HOI J JlUT FIT HE TOT
. AND MAHt THEM LOOK JO TRIM ANONEAT.
HER rtllNDJ HCW WANT THE, JORT Of JHOE
THAT JANE AND DulTE ALWAT I
f HJ lk HcareitiiM how want THtJosTorjMoM (JMvJvvX s&SJ
1 (I " That Jane an Buste Alwa km. (jtLlXj
coptmoHT inn my rur hikiwh snng .
The special tale still continuos in tho millinery de
partmont. We are offering the latest patterns and "Gage
Hate" at greatly reduced prices. We make no misropreson
tationsthis is strictly a sale of all sales.
Your Thanksgiving dinner will look more inviting
and taste better if served on our table lineus. We are show
ing a full line from 40c to $1.75. Also beautiful center
pieces, doylies and napkins.
You can always buy cheaper at
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