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THURSDAY DECEMiER 15, 14,
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Portland. Dec. 14. Western Oregon
and Washington, continued rain and
quails, with prevailing southwest
winds, which may reach gale velocity.
INFLUENCE OF THE PRESS.
Judging from the published state
ments In the Tillamook papers, the re
cent election was characterised by vil-
Accordlng to the
Children acquire a sufficient knowledge
of all that Is low and vicious on the
streets, and the columns of a newspa
per should be elevating. ami nuea wun
...,., nt interest calculated to edu
cate the public along the lines of re
spectability and rennemem.
imt nAv comes Father Ignatius, th
famous Angellcan monk of Uanthony,
Wales, and claims that ne naa ow,
ordained by God to perform miracles,
and reiterates that th day of miracles
k nt nasaed. Continuing his avowal
that all things are possible with God
today, as they were in tne past. en.
to th healing of the sick and the rais
ing of the dead. Father Ignatius, ac
th dismttches published In
yesterday mornings Astorlan, claims
Mrf.iniwl miracles. On
,ir.i- h la ouoted In saying, oc
curred In 1862 when a young girl, who
wn dead for two hours, arose at
nd. The second was that of
a workman crushed to death by falling
stones. This man Is said to nave wameu
horn after having been crushed to i
Th. Am nuestlon that would be na
turally asked by the unregenerale. la.
. ..,. his holiness oeen
...-m When any man puts him
self forward ss being specially ordained
by Ood to perform miracles, sucn as
raising the dead, and tenants; a m
home who has been crushed to a pulp,
i. either Insane or a collosal pre
varicator. No such miracles nave ever
k, nrformed sine Christ was upon
earth. It was not ordameu mat mira
cles of this kind should be performed.
lincat on and abuse. Accoromi w u - . .. .
dates as unfit to live In a civilised com
munity. Thomas Coates for mayor
received 115 votes snd his opponent
90. The Headlight states that in
rltisen who voted for Coats are saloon
keepers, gamblers, card dealers and
their political pups." It calls one of th
councilmen a thief, another a "sa
loon bum," and henchman of Hadleys"
and another a thief and Ingrate.
Newspapers that will indulge In such
remarks are unfit to be read In any
family. They are demoralising to the
boys and girls, and are no better than
th Police Gazette and other obscene
publications. When newspapers will
stoop to the lowest depths of Infamy;
delve down to the filthy cesspool of
personal politics, they lose the respect
of the respectable element of society.
They are totally unworthy to be classi
fled as Journals, unfit to be read by an
The time tor political mul-sllnging
i- hi. .niis-htened aee Is past. It is a
relic of the dark ages. It lowers every
newspaper that 'indulges In it tn the
estimation of the public. No man Is
nominated for an office that posseses
the characteristics charged In th Tll
i.nv Mner. Most of the men noml-
laiuwn rr i
nated have families, and such reading
is offensive and when persisted in. pre
vents many an honorable man accept
ing the nomination for office. It elimi
nates respectability from politics and
fills public places of trust with poli
ticians. It insures enmity, encourages
strife and Injures the community In
which such publications are allowed to
exist The fact that all men abused
and villlfled by this Tillamook poli
tical outcast were elected, is a self
evident fact that such methods will be
resented at the polls.
An illustration of this was the effort
i Parker to besmirch the char
acter of President Roosevelt, accusing
Mm of receiving campaign funds irom
.,. various trusts. He made state
ments which he could not prove, and
this very fact drove thousands of votes
to President Roosevelt. Tne American
i will no longer tolerate mud-
in nautical campaigns. It Is
n. American. It creates a prejudice
..-a mat newsDapers and creates an Im
presslon of their unreliability. The
Influence for good of a newspaper In
,a community is destroyed. The editor
is classed in the category of fools and
Imbeciles. It is pernicious in Its effects
and demoralizing to the rising genera
i n.naner Is a mirror reflecting
ntlments of a community or
should be, and If the Headlight articles
reflect the sentiments of the peopie oi
Tillamook, there is certainly a good
field for missionary work, and the ad
option of stringent sanitary regu
lations. . A newspaper should rise above parti
san politics, especially In local elec
tions. An election was held In Astoria
yesterday, and the Astorlan did not
ay one unkind word against any of
the candidates, no matter what their
political belief may be. A newspaper
should try and elevate the conditions
, of society and the community. It
should cater to the refined and lnte II
gent, with the purpose of bringing the
i. i-rant uo to a higher standard
of morals, and teach them their duty
to society. The highest pane ox my
influence should be exercised, and that
...- .and. to degrade humanity elim
inated from Its columns. The papers
J hovine the most Influence, are
orinr-ntinnal In their
tendencies; that try and build up so
tear It down. When news
papers realize this their Influence for
-S m he felt and their worth ap
preciated. A newspaper that repre
sents the low and vicious element has
too standing even ampng that class.
' nTer relying upon vil
ification and abuse of their opponents
nave no standing, and exert no Influ
ence, only condemnation iron.
Pigment of both parties
fmm th dead, until the time or
dalned by Ood for the resurrection of
h riul Arrives. When a man oie.
i. ... w . rhritinn. according to the
it nc w .
'tenants ot the Christian religion, his
spirit goes to the Ood who gave it. -
his body la burled, mese spir.i.
never returned to the body, neimer oy
the God who gave It or by any human
Father Ignatius is euner a s....-.
or a desclple of "Frentled nnam.
Hels working an Incredulous public
for private gain. He la a crank ot in
vintage of 4 B. C mere is .......
In scriptural teachings that gives him
any license for performing impo.u,T
miracles. He has never performed any.
land Is talking through his hat.
It was ordained by ood mai m...
alloted time on earth Is three score and
ten years. He Is born In the image
hla Maker, and placed upon the
I earth. He Is Judged by the deeds don
in the body. When he dies ne is aeau.
Tk. .iaoH nnr anyone of them will ever
b rased before the' mllenum. Then
all must appear before the great white
throne and answer for the sins or om
misslon and commission. It was never
Intended that when a man dies and
passes from this earth, that he was to
he raised from the dead. Because
Christ performed miracles to show that
He was ordained of God. affords no
excuse for any itinerant minister to
claim the same power. It was never
Intended that human agency snouiu
nnssess this power. It has never been
possessed by any living being since th
crucifixion and never will be until inr
end of time. Any man who claims
to possess this power or claims to have
raised the dead, or sent a man nome
after being crushed to a plup is an im
poster and should be excommunicated.
Thero are some people that It migm
be a benefit to the community to have
raised from the dead, while there are
others that are better off where they
. . , I. n
are. No man wants to see mm
in-law resurrected before the Judgment
rfv as this will be the only opportunity
he will have of getting even for mal
administration of family affairs.
Such pernicious statements heralded
hmiih the Dubllc press only encour-
ih worldly minded to discredit the
gospels and the teachings of Christ. It
s a club In the hand of the nnaeis xo
...inn. tn their ranks, and
.hi in f avvD.'u"" -
haiitti th cause of Christianity. From
th tone of the dispatches published
this morning, it Is evident that Father
Ignatius was either born in Kansas, or
is a candidate for a lunatic asyium
K'o sane man with the Intelligence ac-
.rlited to a minister,, (would ever
dare assume authority that was never
Intended to be granted to a human be
This Is to be regretted, as nuny people
anticipated hearing the report or tn
hotel committee or that Port Arthur
had fallen, to say nothing ot the Nun
Piittem.m trial and the ttones out.
The weather bureau man tn Astoria I
ot the opinion that the crack Is caused
by the man In the moon trying to laugh
at the defeat of Judge Parker, and the
retirement of David Hill from politics
It Is not thought to be serious nJ
can probably be repaired, although the
expense would be great tt any plumb
ing Is required.
William C. Schrode has made a hit
as the clown In Klaw A Erllnger'a pro
duction "Humpty Dumpty at the
New Amsterdam theater. The critics
have declared him a worthy successor
to the famous George u Fox. the orlg
Innl tn this role. Mr. Schrode does
not t)av the ourt as a buffoon, but with
all the finesse of a French plerrot, d
pending for his comedy effects on
Wltlmute" methods and humorous
facial expression, rather than horse
play. In addition to these comlo at
tributes, so marked In Fox, he Is
great athlete and acrobatic dancer,
which imnarts additional Interest to
George N. Cohan, who has made
hit at the Liberty theater In his
musical play. "Little Johnny Jones.
has ben engaged by Klaw Erlanger
to write the book, lyrics and music for
a new musical comedy which they will
produce next season. Mr. Cohan,
though but ! years of age. has th
record of writing three successes
The Governor's Son" and "Running
for Office" for "The Four Cohans," and
his present vehicle for himself. He
wrote the book, lyrics and music for
'Little Johnny Jones." designed th
sceery and costumes and produced the
nlnv h mself. Quite a recora tor a
youth of 2 years.
P. A. STOKES
Home of g
Swell. Togs o
SfniMNkf Ian kkatw Bass
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. Thes
garments are "chocK full" of good
quality and style tnat is only pro-
j -a um, it rlftsa City Tailor To
UUVVU wr w " .
buy your clothes here is to be well
dressed, and to be well dressed is
half the battle of life.
CRACK IN THE MOON.
Aennrrtlne to telegraphic dispatches
from Berkeley, Cal., published this
the astronomers at the lick
observatory have discovered that the
nnn la cracked. In this respect it re
..i.. ..vhit the Astoria hotel
Beiiiuii" " v '
nmmlttee. The crack is sam io De a
feo, hundred feet in width and 80 miles
in A. to whether the crack was
superinduced by the sun's rays, or the
recent republican landslide, aeponc.n
.avMh not. It is possible it may nave
i itr,,rii hv a Jaoanese shell at
..ttio nf Port Arthur, or the Alps
may be on a soap stone foundation like
the property In Uppertown ana is snu
, m if nv of it should slide Into
Astoria It would result in innumemable
law suits on the part of the mossna. K
ntinrnt to acquire the riparian
,..- .-j harllnr nrlvlleges. The
ngIllB " "
astronomer who discoverea xne t
u. nt aneeested any remedy tor re
nalring it. but there is no ooudi inai
i.,in a fw days, some patent medi
cine fakir will claim that repairs were
made by some healing-cohesive saive
manufactured exclusively by his com
pany. Some people are of the opinion
that It portends the end of the world.
The Klaw A Erllnger Comedy Com-
nanv. the permanent musical stock or
ganlsutlon which this firm will main
tain at the Liberty theater, opening
thr Monday evening, the 26th Inst..
will Dresent as Its first vehicle a new
musical Piny by John J. McKaliy.
called "In Newport." The music Is by
Cole and Johnson. This company,
which has ben In rehearsal four weeks
will number over 100 people and Is
headed by Peter F. Palley. Fay
Tempteton. Virginia Earle. Joseph
Coyne, Lee Harrison, Charles M. Mc
Donald. Albred Fisher. Louis Keiso.
Edith Tarrlngton. Lillian Hudson. El-
phye Snowden and Sue Stuart. 1 he
New Tork opening will be presented by
four performances In New Haven, be
ginning Wednesday evening, me
Joseph Brooks' production of "Horn
PnlkiL" a new play by C. 1. uaey.
author of "In Old Kentucky." will be
r,r...nt.i nt the New Tork theater
Monday, the 26th Inst., after a pre
llmlnary engagement of two weeks at
the Walnut Street theater In rnua.iei
phla. The cast, which Is an Important
one. Is headed by William Ingersoll.
Thomas Wise, Samuel Reed. Arthur
piuvern) Charles Stedmon. W P.
Hart. Walter Thomas, rharies Lomo,
Charles Mason. "Jock" Ryan, Howard
8loat, Rebecca Warren, Ida Water-
man, Julie Heme, Frances Stevens,
Rose Marston, Deslree Laxard. eBlle
Danbe, Myra Brook and Morton Mc-
Kim. With the presentation or Home
Folks" at the New York theater a
.. i ...in k.
new policy regarding pricea
Inaugurated by Klaw & Erlanger. The
prices will then range from II to zs
cents. It Is their inienuon io m
iVnnnrtant Droductlons here at popular
Jrlces, the great capacity of the house
rendering tl)l possible.
Klaw A Erlanger are making ex
traordinary preparations for next sea
son In the way of new productions.
Their roster will contain several ot
their successes of the current nenum
and also J. I. C. Clarke's dramatic
version of General Lew Wallace's ro
mantic novel, "A Prince of India;
Marlon Crawford's dramatic version of
his "Zoroaster;" Paul West unJ W. W.
Denslaw's spectacular extravaganxa.
'The Pearl and the Pumpkin," witn
music by J. W. Bratton; Yvetta Guil
bert, the famous French chansonette,
In a new comedy with music; Joseph
Cawthone In a new musical comedy ly
John J. McNally; a new musical com
edy by C. M. S. McClellan and Gustave
Kerker, to be called "The Butterfly or
Fashion;" a new musical comedy oy
Harry B. Smith called "Seeing New
York:" a new musical comedy with
with music and lyrics by George M.
Cohan; Mclntyre and Heath in Jonn
McNally's new musical conceit, "The
Ham Tree;" the new Drury Lane spec
tacle. "The White Cat," and, In con-
Junction with Charles B. Dillingham,
the latest London musical comedy hit,
'Sergeant Brue," with Frank Daniels
In the title role.
P. A. STOKES
Money Back if
Q We Fit
'i Anyone I
STATES GET GIFTS.
Frsneis Saws Off Some Junk en
st tjiul. Dec. U.-Presldent D. R.
l-runcls of the world's fair, hits written
i..ner to ths avemor of each state
and territory embraced In the Louisi
ana purchase. Informing him that tne
Firw.lllon comnany has aeciueu to
present each of those slates and terri
tories the statue symbolic of It and
occupying a niche In the colonnade of
states back of Festival nan on un
fair grounds. Th gift Is to be ma J
without cos to the states and terri
tories, the only condition being thut
the statues be removed from the
grounds and a promise given that they
will be preserved In their present
form as long as practicable.
Thou, aiatnes are of heroic sise ami
were designed by some of the leading
sculptors In the country. Each Isjy
ptciil of the state or territory It repre-
The states and territories repre
sented In the group are: Missouri,
Louisiana, Arkansas, Iowa. Kansas,
Nebraska, Colorado, Norm uiuiota.
smith Dakota. Montana. Wyoming,
Oklahoma and Indian Territory.
INDIAN LEATHER NOVELTIES
Burned ASTORIA Calender!, Banner., pipe Racks, and
Novelties of all sort the inexpensive article you can
send East and know it will be appreciated.
J. N. GRIFFIN
the ugent of 11"1 their performance
even to the raising of the dead.
"I do not claim In any way to have
performed miracles of myself." he Is
quoted as having wild. "AH I say Is
that several times In my life the spirit
of good has taken possession of my
whole being and ordered me to heal the
sick snd raise the deid."
Independent Investigation Is, the
correspondent says, being, made re
garding these claims.
The Tims for Payment of Policies Is
Manila Dec. 14. The gunnery re
cord trophy presented by President
Rogsevelt to the battleship Oregon
was unveiled today. Kear-Admirai
Stirling, In command of the Philippine
squadron of the Asiatic fleet made the
presentation speech, after wnicn me
president's salute wes fired. There
was a large reception on board tne
ftreeon. which was attended by
Major-General H. C Corbln and many
Remain, of Mayor Hums
Seattle. Dec. 14. A special dispatch
to the Post-Intelligencer from Daw
son received last night states that the
body of ex-Mayor Thomas J. Hume
was shinned for Seattle Thursday
night. The remains are being taken
out over the Ice by a dog team.
The Information at Dawson was re-
ntu.A hv telcTath yesterday. The
- aia ,, .t..t. what ronta was
Chicago, Dec. 14. The season Just tnkcn and for that reason the date of
. i i , .. u. i..nn (ha mnMt it.. tw..l In fianttlj. rnn.
closed pronuuiy nun ,ne arrival oi -
profitable one to ship underwriters in
the history of that business on the
great lakes. Vessel owners who
carried no insurance were equally
fortunate, the dangers of lake naviga
tion renchlng the lowest point since
boats sailed the takes. Severn! causes
for this remnrkable decrease In disas
ters are given. Some of them are
freedom from great storms, the nearly
mmnlete absence of fog, and a my
sterious rise In the stage of water on
all the upper lakes. Because of the
strike of Masters and pilots general
navigation did not begin until after
June, From that time until in cms.
of navigation 430 disasters were noieu
In the official record of the under
writers. In 190J there were 522 losses.
The aggregate losses on vessels in
1904 were 11,280,750 ana on cargoes
Thirty seven vessejs of an aincis
passed out of existence. Tneir touu
tnnnaire was 17.687. The total tonnage
lost the preceding year was 81,644.
Manila. Dec. 14.-MaJor Edward E.
4i. h aovanth Infantry is
1 1 it! mil ui ...
tn he eourtmartlaled on chargi-s
of neglect In not having a sufficient
guard at Malate prison, from which S3
native prisoners escaped recently m
ter killing three soldiers on guard.
not be fixed even approximately.
The outfit with the body Is In charge
of M. A. Mahotiey. Denny Horgan, H
Itlahrnnrln and Mrs. Ferl'IS M IllSO
with the party.
Kx-Mnyor Humes dropped dead in
t',.irhnbi A I nuk ii November 9. lie
had gone there to engage In the prac
tlce of law.
Friends of the dead man here have
made elaborate preparations for ttye
funeral of the former mayor and a
benefit for his family.
The taking on of a new phase In the
Smoot case hasn't fenxed the senator
to any appreciable extent. ,
Christmas comes but once year
MIRACLES NOT OVER.
Welsh Prien.t Clslms Hs Has Raised
New Tork. Dec. 14. Father Ignatius,
ih famous Ansllclan monk of Llan
thony, Wales, has reiterated his nrm
conviction, says a Herald dispatch from
London, that the days of miracles are
not past and that he himself had been
The Grotto will supply patrons with
delicious Tom and Jerry every day.
The superior quality of goods which
has made the Grotto popular, will bo
The Bsltimers A Ohio Railroad's New
F.ffectlvs November 27th, 1904, and
thereafter, a new dally train will be
Inaugurated, leaving Orand Central
passenger station, Chicago, at 10:30
p. m., for Akron, cieveiana, xoung.-
town, Pittsburg and Intermedials
points, connecting at Pittsburg with
Duauesna Limited" for Philadelphia
and New York, and with train No. 10
for Washington, D. C and Baltimore.
This train will bs equipped with
first-class day coaches, Pullman sleep
ers and dining car service.
On all through tickets stop-over will
be allowed st Washington, Piiltlmore
and Philadelphia, not to exceed 10 days
at each place. (
For further particulars address,
Peter Harvey, General Agent, Room
1, llotmrt BIdg., San Francisco.
D. B. Martin, Manager Passengor
Traffic Baltimore, Md.
B. N. Austin, General Passenger
A Laras and Vari.d Assortment
Tiers are a few articles which will
make suitable and handsome Christ
mas presents for anyone. All popular
and stvllsh. cheap In price, but high In
quality. Read: Sliver novelties In
numerous different patterns, handsome
cut glass pieces, sterling silverware,
ebony goods In brushes, glasses and
toilet sets, fancy umbrellas and canes.
match boxes, tableware, fine chains,
chafing dishes, carving sets, special
watches, diamonds, broches and a thou
sand other things. It will pay you to
consult our prices before going else
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