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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (June 13, 1905)
THE MORNING ASTORIAN ASTORIA OREGON;
TUESDAY, JUNE ij, 1903.
Steamers Spencer and Bailey Gat
zcrt Have Race on River.
SAILORS ARE HARD TO GET
Steamer Potter Will Go 00 Astoria-Port-land
Sun on Her Summer Schedule on
July 1 Several Ships on the En Route
' List and Others Scheduled.
For the first time this season the
steamer Chas, R. Spencer tried conclus
ions with the Bailey Katzert yesterday
on the Upper Columbia, and according to
th distance traversed and the time con-
pinned is entitle dto carry the broom, ah
though she reached her Portland dock
later than her oponent. (Joing up the
river the (Jatwrt led the race to Wash
ougal, but from there on the Spencef
forged ahead, and was first to reach Cas
cades Lock. The Spencer continued to
Stevenson, but the Caticrt swung around
and returned to Portland. It was aliout
7:30 when the Oat.ert"s whistle announc
ed her arrival, and shortly after tho
Spencer hove in sight below the bridges.
With plenty of work on shore sailors
arriving here are not in a great hurry to
Rign for new voyages, and vessels ready
to depart are anxiously looking to the
sources from which tars are to I hail
The American bark Hecla would have
lieen started for Manila a couple of days
go but for the fact that her skipper
has so far been unable to get men he
Captain Nelson has managed to secure
five men and unless the other five want
ed are secured without much delay ha
will send to Seattle for them, it beinjl
said that sailors are not so hard to get
there at present. There are plenty of
ailora in Portland, but of these few are
looking for ships.
After a conference on the subject, the
O. R. & S. officials have given out a
change of schedule for the steamer T.
J. Potter, which was to go on the Port
land Astoria and Seaside route .lime 2-;
but she will now start at 1 :M 0YI00!
Saturday afternoon, duly 1.
The Portland-Asia tic liner Aragoni:
left Hongkong for thia jwrt on the Oti
this month, and will be due to arrive hen
during the early part of Jul v. The Ara
gonia will be preeveded by the Arabia
which 1 now en route, and due to rcaii
here June 25.
The French shin David d'Angers hat
been chartered by Meyer, Wilson A Co
to load at Southampton for Portland
The last passage of the vessel was frotw
Taeoma to Queenstown. She ia of 157s
tons, and should arrive in lVcemher.
Capt. John Zumwalt was today placed
on record at the customs house as niastci
of the river steamer Vulcan, in place- ol
Captain F. V. Jones. The Vulcan is en
gaged in towing.
The harkentine Tarn O'Shanter is load
ing at the mills of Inman, Poulsen & Cut
and is getting pretty well down in the
The schooner Kndeavor is on the way
from San Francisco to this port to load
lumber for n return voyage.
One of th two new lightship recently
brought to San Francisco from New York
will be placed near Cape Mendocino abou
The Klmore will leave out tomorrow
The tug launt!ess with the tarip
Monterey in tow arrived in yesterday
afternoon with a cargo of oil for Portland.
The schooner Allen A arrived in yes
terday from San Pedro to load lumber.
The steamer W. 11. Harrison arrived
in Sunday from Tillamook with a cargo
of dairy products.
The steamer St. Paul crossed out Sun
day afternoon for San Francisco. s
The steamer Toledo left out Sunday
night for 'iray'a Harbor with freight and
The schooner Delia arrived in Sunday
from Alsea with dairy products.
The cruisers Chicago and Boston are
expected to sail from San Francisco to
day for Astoria.
EVIL OF BAD ROADS
Whal the Farmers Are Losing by
DETRIMENT TO AGRICULTURE
Cost of Transportation Greatly Iacreai
ed and Nearly Every Line of Industry
Affected and Hauling Product to liar
No Secret About It.
It is no secret that for cuts, burns.
etc., nothing is so effective as Bucklin's
Arnica Salve. '"It did not take long to
cure a bad sore I had, and it is all 0.
K. for sore eyes, writes D. L. Gregory,
of Hope, Texas. 23 cents at Charles
Rogers' drug store.
SfieFOARD $ STOKES CO.
Uoliairs Still HoH
Those dainty, practical, d"st-shedding
fabrics so popular this season are just as
much in demand as ever.
So great has been their popularity that
merchants all over the country have been
unable to meet the demand they have created.
We predicted early in the Spring that
such would be the case and governed our
The result is that we now have the
Grandest Assortment of New
Mohairs This City Has
And we would like to have every lady in
Astoria visit our Dry Goods Department this
week and see them. It will do your heart
Prices range from 49c to $1.50 per yard.
Patterns that will suit you.
The Foard ft Stokes Co.
Astoria's Greatest Store.
Where New Thing's Are First Introduced.
The Oregon Oo.nl Roads Convention
will convene in Portland next Monday foi
a three days' session. Fifteen delegate.
have been selected to represent Clat
sop county at the convention. It is to
he hoped that all of these delegates will
attend and receive the benefit of the In
formation that will 1 derived. Clatsop
county is in need of good roads. Had
roads constitute an evil which the rural
Mipulation has grown so accustomed tt
all over the county that it has become a
habit to endure them without comment
One draw luuk to the building of count v
roads in t'latMip county is the almost In
evitable demand by ome of the farmers
for damages, when, in !. lit v .-......
farmer is benefited by the building of u
good road to his farm more than the lovt
of a few acres of land. Another matter
that has retarded roadbuilding in Clatsop
county is the large amount of money in
vested with no appreciable results. There
were too many supervisors that lived off
Bad road are injurious to horses. It
the horses and other live stock were ablu
to talk, what a tale of suffering they
could tell. Wadcing knee deep in mud.
climbing steep hills and jumping bridges
nearly ready to collapse have been the
necessities of going to town for every
farm horse once upon a time during his
life. For every road has experienced It
evil days, no matter how well it may
now be inmproved. Who suffers? The
horse suffers personal injury; the farmed
and other industries only suffer financial
injuries. Pad roads stagnate business
They injure the social and educational
life on the farm. They spoil the social
pleasures of people living in smaller
towns who often wish to ride into the
country and visit their rural friends.
And furthermore, had roads are expen
sive. The cost of road transom-tat ion is
today just three times as great as it
would be if we had good roads all over
Clatsop county. The average life of the
farm horse is shortened several years by
the bad roads; live stock is generally
lessened in flesh, and farmers wonder
why Astoria butchers will not buv their
beef cattle. The average sp-ed over a
country road today is about 4 miles an
hour with a farm wagon. With a good
team of horses it is possible to drive
! twelve miles an hour.
Another detrimental feature of roads
in Clatsop county is hill climbing. Some
fanners refuse to donate an acre or two
of ground for a level road iiml compel
them to be built over hills. Hill climb,
ing, as all horse owners know is hard o:l
the animal. It reduces the llesh very
quickly. The roads of the county should
be in such condition as to do away with
all steep inclines. The life of a horse
might be extended several years and the
cost of his feed would also le lessened in
the improvement and allignment of these
Had roads prevents immigration. East
ern farmers who are accustomed to drive
ten ami fifteen miles to town in a little
over an hour are not going to buy farms
in a county where it takes all day to
travel thirty miles, necessitating two
days in making a round trip and the ex
pense of remaining in the city over night.
loung boys who are raised on a farm
become disgusted with farm life for this
reason. There is no inducement for
them to either farm the homestead or
buy an adjacent farm and the result is
they seek the cities for employment and
the farming industry of the country is
deereasing. Clatsop county has the best
and most productive agricultural and
dairying lands of any county in thy
('nited States. A failure of crops was
never known. The climatic conditions
are perfect, but all of then! inducements
are offset by bad roads and the inability
to get farm produce to market.
There ore not to exceed two hundred
farmers in Clatsop county with land suf
ficient to support two thou-and. If
there were two thousand farmers in the
county, the cost of road building would
Is- less as there would be more peoiile ii
stand the expense. Instead of sending
thousands of dollars awav from Astoria
every year for farm produce, every dollal
would be spent among the farmers and
would be returned to the merchant In
necessities of life, building material' ma-
hinery, tools, farm wagons and buiriries
Besides, it would bring in thousands of
You will save by buying that suit of clothes here.
Perhaps vou have laid awav a twentv soot for a mt
Well, see what others will show you for your twenty,
men look at our line for 317.5U. There's no dif
ference except two dollars and a half in your favor.
VARSITY - SACK
The accompanying cut shows one of
our varsity sacks with a full broad shoul
der; body fitting and vented seams
very stylish garment throughout
$17.50 a Suit
to inspect our two piece suits in serges
and mixtures at
$10.00 to $18. OO j
P. A. Stokes
Keeps a Dressy Shop for Dressy Men.
dollars from outside cities for farm 'pro
ducts from the overulus for shimncnt.
wlfen Astoria can obliterate the name of
Fishing Hamlet," salmon city and flih
eaters and be known as an agricultural
and dairying county, the accessions to
the population of both city and county
will be marvelous. But nearly every ad
vertisement of the county- and its re
sources is devoted to the salmon industry
and does not bring one single settler to
the city or county. We are still travel
ing in the same old rut.
This is not case of quantity, ex
cept in so far as you ran get more
for your money than ever before. Sel
dom does a store offer such
QUALITY AT THE PRICES
We have quoted for this week's sale.
Dwight Warren, of New York, Secures !
From a paper published at Three
Oaks, Mich., the following will he of in
terest to many Astortans, Mr. pwlght
Warren 'bring a brother of Miss F.mma
Warren, of this City i
Dwight Warren, having been admit
ted as a companion of the first class to
the Military Order of the U.yal Uuioii
of the United States, is this week at
tending the annual meeting and Immjuet
at the Pantlind House, liiand Itaplds,
Mr. Warren is quite fortunate in lie
Ing able to claim companionship n thia
Order. It ia only obtainable by those
who have been commissioned ofllcers
who have commanded troops in actual
battle on the firing line and have rend
ered special, distinguished ami faithful
services in maintaining the honor, integ
rity and supremacy of the government of
the Cnited States of America. Mr. War
ren is the only man in this township ad !
missable to this order. (Irilv slsint IMum !
It t'.lil...! I . .1
Ladies! Attention I!
Apprtntlcti wanted to perfect them
selves in the art of cutting, tilting ami
designing. Taught quickly by latest
met Ins!.. fu v)Wmtt fi,ooyiem In
eluded. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
MRS. C. G.WILSON
562 Commercial St.
l p 8ttre.
3 cans for 25c
That is tin- price we have set for this,
week only ou thu following goodat
FIGURED MADRAS AND PERCALE
SUITS, SPECIAL M CENTS
WHITE LAWN SUIT, nicely finished
worth $1.00, Special, the suit, ..$1.75
GREY LAWN and other material!,
worth $3.00. Special, the suit ..$1.75
Suits of Figured Sateen, etc., worth
$3.00, SPECIAL a.oo
WHITE LINEN SUIT, well finished
worth $5.50, SPECIAL $4.00
NOW $3.50, $5.50, $7.00 and $9.80.
Worth double the price. Must le
closed out; Skirts or jackets solct
alone at just half that price. Suit,
selling special at $3.30, will Is- brok
en and skirt or jacket sold at !"',
New Arrival of
Stylish Braid Hats
The hat for the season. Muxine Kl-
iott, Rolled Rack Sailors and other
shapes. A nice hat at a low price.
In the I'nited States are member of the
"Mr. W..rren is of fighting stock am'
has in his home the commissions of four 1
generationsillis great grand father ill the
War of the Revolution; grand-father in
war of 1HIJ; father, colonel of the fMlth
State Militia, and two of his own. They
are of the same line of (Jen. Warren, of
Hunker Hill, who was first cousin to his
Kreat grand father. Mr. Warren is the
ohlest representative of his branch of
the family tree."
Don't let the children suffer. If they
are fretful, ccvish and enws, give them
Ilollister's Kocky Mountain Tea. The
best baby tonic known. Strength and
health follows its use. 33 cents. Frank
! Hart, druggist.
Cream Corn, Hlack Hawk brand, guar-anleedllr-l
quality. Regular price I0o-
a can. Social 3 for a5e
STRING BEANS, Piatt's brand; packed
in Maryland. Kegular 10c a ran.
Special 3 (or a5c
PREMIUM BRAND TOMATOES, regu
lar 10c a can. SPECIAL 3 for sjc
MAGIC EARLY JUNE PEAS, none su
perior. Regular 10c a can
SPECIAL, 3 for 5c
Tenth and Commercial Streets.
llranch at TJnlontown.
Now is Oxford Time
To cur customers who know the character and
quality of our goods, the prices quoted below will
appeal very strongly. To those who are not our
customers we can only say this is a good chance
lor you to become acquainted with us and our goods
and save yourself money. Just notice the prices we
Women's Tan Oxfords in calf skin, made with
welt, new lasts, $3.50 and $3.00
Women's Button Oxfords, made with welt, $3.50
Women's Tan Oxfords, blucher cut - $2.50
Oxfords for Children and Young Ladies, the
famous Steel Shod line $1.75 to $2.2.
Girls and Children's Tan Oxfords in calf and
kld ' $1.50 and $2.00
Barefcc: Sandals cut in new patterns, that will
not cause sore toes, Children's, 90c, Misses, $1;
Wherity, Ralston Company
The Leading Shoe Dealers.