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ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2C, 1904.
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THE GROWTH OF TEMPERANCE.
The New York Tribune assorts with sober serious
ness that the jnvat insurance companies of the United
States are prefHring a new fonu of policies to be
Issued to persona who are total abstainers from all
intoxicating liquors, with a reduction iu premiums
of from 15 to 20 per cent over the premiums exacted
from those who admit to a moderate use of intoxi
cants. This, according to the Tribune, is based on the
tables of actuaries, showing that the average dura
tion of life of the total abstainers among the insured
is sufficiently greater than among the moderate users
of intoxicants as to justify the reduction given in
The business concerns of this country are doing
more temperanee work of a highly effective character
' and purely for commercial reasons than any other
agency, prompted by any other or more exalted
motives, says the Post-Intelligencer, commenting on
the Tribune's statement. Great traasportation com
panies have made it a rule to discharge peremptorily
any employe using liquor while on duty. Some of
them carry the rule still further and make it a cause
of discharge if a man uses intoxicants at any time.
They will take no chances with employes of that kind.
The man who uses intoxicants to excess at any
time finds it more and more difficult to secure or to
keep employment. The moderate drinker, who never
goes over the line, is also falling under suspicion in
many lines of business, and his opportunities for em
ployment will grow less as the business sentiment on
thia subject stiffens more nd more, as it will.
The moderate drinker has heretofore taken com
fort in the fact that physicians disagree as to the
effects of a moderate indulgence in intoxicants upon
the system; and that the great weight of medical
opinion has been with the proposition that moderate
and temperate indulgence in intoxicants is not in
jurious; many medical men inclining to believe that
in cases it is actually beneficial. Now come the in
surance actuaries and shatter this, with the cold
-weight of figures.
This is worth quite a number of temperance ser
mons. The young man of today finds that he has
difficulty in getting and in keping employment in
many lines, if he is known to drink at all ; and now he
finds further that, if he desires to carry a life insur
ance, he will be compelled to pay an additional pre
mium if he desires to continue to use liquor intoxi
cants in any form, even in the utmost moderation. It
is quite safe to say the number of total abstainers
will grow proportionately larger year by year.
For instance, in 1S50 100 Americans consumed 94
sheep, 118 hogs, and 25 beeves, while in 1890 they ate
only 50 sheep, 43 hogs, and 20 beeves. The consump
tion of dairy foods is three times what it was 40
But meat is not losing its hold on Americans by a
long mark, nor is it likely to for some time to come,
or until the time of the disappearance of the great
cattle ranges of the West. The cost of meat to the
great American public four years ago was $1,G25,-
000,000, while for vegetables we spent $1,075,000,-000.
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DECREASING USE OF MEAT.
It probably wasn't entirely due to the arrogance
of the beef trust, of which everybody has heard so
much, that, os Callier'g has been at pains to show
in a recent article, Americans are eating less meat
than they did 50 years or so ago, and are taking more
to the use of vegetables, cereals, and dairy products.
The fact that thi people were altogether too prodigal
in the use of animal food, and neglected the cereals,
as wellA.aa tlSA'egetables, by which the food of civ
ilized man is varied. We could all afford to eat less
meat, even though we "had the price," as the saying
is. There is no tygbt an active race, like ours
needs some stimulating food, such as meats afford,
for, although the Japanese are cited as a conspicuous
example of what a people can do who eat sparingly,
if at all, of meat, it must be remembered we are not
built on the same plan. But, again, it must be re
membered that meat is a heating diet, and too liberal
a use of it is likely to make the user feverish and
restless. That Americans are coming to recognize
that fact is doubtless the true explanation, coupled
with the other fact that we have come to know the
nutritive qualities of the other foods, particularly the
cereals. We all remember the story of the Scots
man's retort to the Englwhman when told that in
England "we feed oatmeal to the horses:" "Aye.
and what fine horses ye hae in England, and what
fine men we hae in Scotland."
It is the testimany of the writer in "Collier's"
that Americans have grown healthier in the half
century that has seen this change in the national diet,
but that much of this result is no doubt do to more
out door life, better sanitation and cooking; all of
which is without doubt true. He estimates, also, that
the total use of meat is reduced in the last half cen
tury to 36 per cent. Some of his figures of the con
sumption of meat in the past are certainly startling.!
HAWAII 'S RACE PROBLEM.
Hawaii, small and, geographically, remote as it is,
has a "problem" all its own which is as troublesome
to it as the negro question is to the south, says the
Brooklyn Standard Uniou. It is what to do with its
'peasantry," for the group evidently has that sup
posedly exclusively European institution in its'
'midst." According to the Honolulu Evening Bulle
tin, the "bold peasantry," as the paper calls the
class, Is largely Asiatic, the "Princes and Lords'
having "flourished and faded," meaning presumably
the original natives, such as Captain Cook foumi
when he first visited the islands. The Bulletin says
there is not the same prejudice against the Asiatic
on the islands as exists against them on the mainland
nor even as strong a feeling as that of the mainland
against the European immigrant. Moreover, it is
difficult to induce Europeans to come to the islands
and settle. Again, many of these Asiatics are Amer
ican born. Recognizing the fact that the second gen
eration of the emigrants from Europe, thanks to our
schools, become Americanized, what is puzzling th
Honolulu contemporary is, whether Hawaii can make
the same kind of an American out of the "American
born Asiatic" as the mainland makes of the European
immigrant's offspring. To us of the mainland it cer
tainly seems doubtful, but the Bulletin is sanguine of
the success of the American people in whatever they
undertake to do, declaring that they "have accom
plished many tasks of regeneration that the world has
said could not be done."
These remarks apply largely to the Chinese and
Japanese, with the preponderance in favor of the
former, if memory serves. Both these races are "per
se, and it would probably take centuries to western
ie, Europeanize or Americanize them.
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Bishop Potter is reinforced by another prelate of
the Protestant Episcopal church on the matter of "the
saloon where "no treating" is the rule of conduct.
It is Bishop Cortland Whitehead, of Pittsburg, and
he has declared that he not only does not disapprove
of the New York bishop's attitude, but wants capi
talists to establish in Pittsburg just such a "tavern"
as they have in the subway, in the American metrop
olis. He says he believes that treating causes most
of the drunkenneas; that nothing can be accomplished
by such as Carrie Nation, and that one of the greatest
mistakes ever made was doing away with the canteen
in the army.
With General Miles as adjutant-general of Mass
achusetts, everything will be ready for the anti-im
perialists to move immediately upon our works as
soon as the military tailors and the photographers
That Missouri county that wants to be annexed to
Arkansas to escape the disgrace of being in a repub
lican state can never tell how long it may have to keep
moving if it once starts.
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you were seeing us about your Winter
Suit or Overcoat if you expect to be in
the "running" with the fashionably
dressed men around town. .These
garments are "chock full" of good
quality, and style tnat is only pro
duced by a first class City Tailor. To
buy your clothes here is to be well
dressed, and to be well dressed is
half the battle of life.
P. A. STORES
Money Back if
MARBLE GAME ENDS FATALLY.
Spokant Boy Kill.d, Perhaps, by Boy
Spokane. Nov. 25. James Shannon
the 8-year-old ton of James Shannon
railway conductor, waa found dead
la bed last night. A tug Drum on
'M temple revealed the cause.
Tht lad waa playing marble yester-
t'.iy and picked up mm which were
In dispute. Henry Cocma, aged U. ad
ults that he threw a rock at the boy
1 ut declares it did not atrlke him
dulmlng the little fellow tripped
bumping till head. An Inquest will be
between Peru and Dratil looking to
peaceful lettlenient of the boundary
disputes between the two natlona .and
the adjustment of claim arising out
of the boundary line disputes.
At Han Francisco San Francisco 3,
At Fresno Portland 7, Tacoma 1.
At Los Angeles Lo Angele S. Se
WEIL CLEAR9f HIMSELF.
Suspect Bear No Resemblance
Chicago. Nov. 25. Joseph Well, sun-
peeled by the police as being "Dove"
the alleged murderer of Chauffeur Wil
liam Bate, cleared himself today. At
the Auditorium hotel, where "Dove"
ordered the automobile for the fatal
ride Friday night, It was aald that
Well bore no resemblance to Dove.
Mr. Bryan has resumed his attitude of total dis
satisfaction with Parker, but can say nothmg worse
now than his remarks with which he prefaced his
The national pure food bureau begs leave to report
that there isn't much of any, but the people won't
worry until somebody begins to adulterate the adul
Scientists are perhaps upon the eve of a great dis
covery that kleptomania can be most successfully
treated during a period of about four weeks in jail.
It is charged that the prohibition campaign fund
was misapplied, though it is not explained how a pro
hibition campaign fund could be profitably applied.
The geisha girls who .fought against returning to
the cherry blossoms of their native land, must have
seen the Missouri apple orchards in full bloom.
If all the radicals want is to read out of the Demo
cratic party the people who voted for Parker, it does
not look like such an expensive job after all.
Mr. Bryan received more votes than Mr. Parker
and yet felt the same aching void as to the material
inadequacy of the total.
Col. Bryan is still poking around in the November
debris, hoping to rescue some of his gallant subscribers.
Mrs. Wilks Passe Away.
Philadelphia, Nov. 25. Mr. Marie
B. Wilkes, the oldest actress In the
country,, died today, aged 88. Mr.
Wllke was the original Widow Mel
notte with Edwin Forrest, and was a
member of companies of the mot fa
mous actor of her time.
ASTORIA'S rASHlONABLC VAUDE
VILIC MOUSE IN CONNECTION
WITH STAR AND ARCADE TtlEA.
TERS OP PORTLAND
Save the La Imperial band and get
the diamond stud.
- Hansen ft McCanna, who occupy the
hop formerly used by T. S. Simpson,
adjoining the city water office, are
prepared to do all kind of sign and
carriage painting, Th.y will make a
specialty of work of this class and
guarantee satisfaction, .
Peru and Brazil Agree.
New York, Nov. 25. News hns
reached here of the signing of a treaty
You ueed a pair of
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For less money
than you have
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Our all-wool patterns In fall suit
ing and overcoatings Include a wide
range of beautiful things. That I
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If any other display can be found con
taining ao many style to which the
word In It truest sense may be so
fittingly applied. Do not fall to call
on Dickinson Allen, 436 Commercial
ttreet, and see the many hundred of
pattern for yourself.
' Reopened Under New Management.
John Blosleh ha leased the Califor
nia Restaurant and Oyster House and
Is now prepared to sarve the public.
The best .oysters and meals In the
city. Family trade supplied. Good
cook, polite wajters and prompt service.
Cnnt of Program Monday.
Change of Acti Thursday.
MATINEE DAILY AT2.4.1 IN M
MONDAY MATINEE. NOV. 21
Feature act j
Club Juggler, supreme marvel of man-
Ipulatlon and dexterity,
America' foremost refined musical
RICHARD BURTON ,
Australian Descriptive Vocalist
CARTER AND MENDEL !
Two versatile comedian. J
MADAMOISELLE VITA j
Astoria's Favorite Baritone ,
"DEAR OLD ILLINOIS."
Depicting recent event by life motion
Admission 10 cent to any seat.
Our Drugs Are Pure
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complete stock of fresh . and pure, drugs. We also
sell all the standard home remedies and all kinds of
Proprietary Articles, Combs, Brushes, Razors, Soaps,
all kinds of Toilet Articles, Etc.
We Charge no Fancy Prices.
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