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THE MORNING ASTORIAN. ASTORIA. OREGON.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1905.
Published Daily by
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n Oregon: Snow, possible part
REGULA2 REPUBLICAN TICEET.
J. W. Suprenant
FOR AUDITOR AND POLICE JUDGE
A. B. Dalgity.
FOR POLICE COMMISSIONERS
John W. Babbidge, six year term.
W. C Laws, two year term.
Alfred S. Tee.
SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS
James F. Kearney.
FOR OOUNCILMAX-FIKST WARD
FOR OOUNCTLMEN SECOND WARD
James J. Robinson.
R. M. Leathers.
FOR COUNCILMAN THIRD WARD
C. A. Leinenweber.
BEGGING THE QUESTION.
The difference between a public debt
of $80,000, when tfie Republicans as such
laid down the reins of government in
Astoria, and the present sum of muni
cipal obligation, towit, $222,000, is re
actionary in its amplitude, on the men
wlo have been conducting "Citizens"
'Campaigns for the past dozen years and
howling for reform, public prudence and
seventl other cardinal virtues while
they were piling up the burden for the
taxpayer. The fact of the business is,
the pretext for the exwtanre of a Citi
zens movement was worn to a frazzle
long ago, and what good the initial de
parture did, has been wholly neutralized
by the reeklessne of the men who have
been u.4ng it fur a mask for administra
tion after almlnl4ration. It ha ceas
ed to be a Citizens' effort ut honet re
organization and ban become the ve
hicle for tihe manipulations of the min
ority party of the city, the Democratic
party, and a tn-h it is being worked
for all it U worth to foist the dangerous
and unwholesome program of a "wide
open town" upon a people who will not
stand for it. The 14"i.XJ0 difference is
what palln upon fie taxpayer and lie is
the one mot deeply interested in the
size" of the city's monetary lirdens, be
the party in power what it may. What
a "citizens" council, with a Republican
mayor, may have done to increase the
limit of thoe burdens, cuts no figure in
the existing status of affairs; it is only
too apparent that the debt of Astoria
is dangerously large and its legal maxi
mum exceeded by some $7000; a condi
tion that invite very critical and, per
haps, adverse comment in the monetary
r Id with which the city has fixed
and definite relations now, with more to
come, for if the values of the real es
tate behind the prr-vnt street indebted
ness shall slump to abnormal propor
tions .every atom of taxable property
in Astoria is repon-ible for the 1
cieiwies. The alleged Citiwits vern
ment bad better go hack to firt prin
ciplea and takes its noe out of the
Democratic leading-strings bofoiv it itn
does the one-time good with wltioh it i
credited. All tiings have due end, even
popular up heavals, especially w hen they
become- a stalking horse for tJirewtl and
scheming Democratic nulituiaiu, as i
tha current condition of the once favored
HOLD THE BALANCES.
The Zenistvos are the key to Russian
progress. React kmaries and mob may
.have to clash, but the outcome, as in
every revoluton in any country, will be
in the hands of the middle class. I'm
versity men may disagree over reforms,
but the people who pay tax will in
time control whatever government is es
tablished. It is very interesting and sig
nificant that they refuse to give instant
and unqualified support to Count Witte.
From the point of view of people already
enjoying popular form of government,
it is creditable to them that they make
extended suffrage ami personal liberty
the conditions of their adherence. It
not for other countries, which already
posseia what they demand, to criticise
their hesitation. Evidently they fear
any kind of reform granted with the
possibility for peasant who supersti-
tiously follow false Czars. That the
Zemstvos Congress is willing to accept
responsibility under such conditions
marks it as a courageous and self-reliant
body. It represents at tie begin
ning such a germ of local self-government
as Russia already has, and the
sooner Count Witte calls it into thor
ough co-operation the sooner he will
see light through the obscurity which
veils the future of his plans.
IT IS HOME LAND.
The troubles of Russia are spreading
in most unexpected quarters, to wit (and
to Witte, also), in Japan, among the
Russian prisoners who have not yet been
sent home. They are divided into "loy
alists" and revolutionists, though what
there is in Russia to be loyal to would
puzzle a Philadelphia lawyer, as the
sign. The new- battleship Virginia, built
at Newport News, has had her trial
for speed and endurance off the Maine
coast, and made a speed of 19.734 knots,
the highest made by any United States
Vattleship, and in excesa of her contra
speed. This Jie made with 1.10 revolt
tknv of her engines, arid it is estimated
that to nuke 19 knots will require 129.
revolutions per minute. There should
be no jealousy on the part of the other
states on UuU account, when we remem
ber "The Old Dominion" was the birth
place of our first Presidents
BIG LITTLE COUNTRY.
It mhsu it will not do to sneer or
speak slingtingry of Norway and Swed
en a a "little kingdom, for Norway is
larger than all New Knglsnd, New York
and New Jeresv taken towUter, and
Sweden larger than all of them, wit
tVniisylvauia added. Norway s popu
lation equals that of the six New Kng
land states, or nearly , while Sweden'i
quite equals it, although a casual giant
at the may would not convey that idea.
If football really was a Uutal and
harlwrous game doe anybody suppose
that a Christian people- would go to wit
nes the struggle in preference to at
tending churoh services on the day set
apart for national Thanksgiving.
Notwithstanding the lorn of one half
his salarr, the McCurdy who established
the eleemosynary character of life insur
ante in New York wi'l not regard it
necev-arT to so abroad and lead the
Loudon jHjverty parade.
REFORM THE STATE.
The influere of tlie reform wave
whioh began in Philadelphia is evident
ly spreading to the state, and threatens
the intended immortalization, as it
were, of the late Matthew Stanley Quay.
Last winter the Legislature voted to er
ect a statue to him on Capitol Hill, liar
risburpr, and the. Governor approved it.
Now the "Evening Bulletin" says there
has already begun a discussion as to
whether the State should not recall its
action. It thinks the erection of the
statue would tend more to tempt re
proach, derision and sarcastic flings at
his memory than to call down encom
iums, or words to that effect, and that
Mr. Quay's personnl friends, who admir
ed him for himself rather than as a
politician, will realize the scheme was
a most ill-advised movement. "How
are tihe mighty fallen!"
NO NATION OF DRUNKARDS.
"Lord Cholmoixkley " wrote Horace
Walpole a little more than a century
. W ' 1 SfV STT 1
ago, "i dead, ue expired at. v. nao
he not possessed a constitution that
should have carried him to a hundred,
he would have perished like the major
ity of his immediate set, who reeled
into the ferryboat before 55." Again,
George Otto Trevelyan, in his "Life of
Fox," says, "They were rarely sober, nor
did they need to be, for they floated
on a sea of burgundy and champagne
from one official position to another,"
doubtless following Cholmonedeley, un
duly early, into Charon's capacious craft.
A perusal of any of the biography and
history of a century ago is sufficient to
eneournre the most radical prohibition
ist. In the reigns of (Jeorge the Third
and Fourth, a public official who was
sober stood out from among the dull,
drunken average of his fellows. Jn this
country, the high officials of that day
were frequently and avowedly drunk.
Nobody thought anything about it. A
. . . . c 1
a people, me jvngio-ssaxims ami men
descendant become more sane, and more
solier, each decade.
It seem as if every battleship built
for Uncle Sam was better than the last.
and this is certainly an encouraging
CHANGE OF TIME
The Baltimore k Ohio Railroad
Commencing Sunday, November 19.
train No. a, the Royal Blue Limited, will
leave Grand Central passenger station
Chicago at 5 p. m., instead of 3:30 p. m
and will arrive In Pittsburg at 8:35 a
m.. Washington at 4:40 p. m., Baltimore
5:50 p. m. Philadelphia, 8:19 p. m. New
York 10:40 p. m. the same aa with the
old schedule, thus reducing the time
one hour and thirty minutes. No excess
fare will be charged on this fast limited
train. All other train will arrive and
depart the same as formerly. Stop over
is allowed at Washington, Baltimore and
Philadelphia, not to exceed ten days, at
each place, on all first-clast through
Missionaries of the American Metho
dist church speak no fewer than thirty
seven languages. There are 5000 of these
workers and 130.000 Christians under
Of Interest to Clergy.
The Astoria t Columbia River Rail
road Co., having been granted member
ship in the Trans continental Clergy
Bureau, the name of that company will
appear in the clergy application blanks
and clergy certificates issued by the
bureau for 1906, and commencing Janu
ary 1st, of the coming year. These
permit will be honored by all agents
of the A. & C. R. R., thus eliminating
the individual half-fare permits issued
by that company in former years. Re
quests for official application blanks
ihould be made to J. C. Mayo, general
passenger agent, Astoria.
FOUND WITH FEET FROZEN.
Butte, Nov. 29. A telephone message
from Basin, Mont., says that a search
ing party has found John H. Rule, who
was lost in the mountains las Friday
while on a hunting trip. Both of his
feet are badly frozen.
Come rltfht aloni and
let us show you how
quick and easy you
can diet a beautiful
Great Americas Imports Tea Co.
571 Commercial Street, Astoria.
RKiORT OF THE CONDITION 0 THE
At Astoria, la the Stata of Oregon, at
the close of business, November 9, 1903.
Loan and discount $319,730.03
Overdrafts, secured anu un
U. S. Bonds to secure circuit
tiou 12.500 00
Bonds, securities, etc 73.3HO 00
Other real estate owned.... 6,000 00
Due from National bauki
(not reserve agents) 13,733.31
Due from Mat Banks and
Du from approved reserve
Checks and other rash items 493.30
Note of other National
Nickel and cent 00.60
Lawful money reserve in bank
Legal-tender notes ... 1S3 133.653.00
Redemption fund with U. 8.
Treasurer (5 per cent circu
lation 623 00
(spits! stork paid in ....$ 50.000 00
Surplus fund 60,000 00
Undivided profits, less expen
se and taxes r-d 41,944.30
National Bank notes out
standing 12,500 00
Individual deposit subject
to check .. ..$330,WW.33
Demand certificate of de
Certified checks 147.00 608,521.44
State of Oregon, County of Clatsop,s:
I, S. S. tiorJon cashier or the above
named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
8. S. tiURDON,
Subscribed and iwom to before me
this 15th day of November, 1905.
C. A. COOLIDGK
W. F. McORECOR,
O. C. FLAVEL,
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
At Astoria, in the State of Oregon, at
the close of business. November 9, 1906,
Loans and discount $298,334.02
Overdrafts, secured and un
U. 8. Bonds to secure circula
tion ... 12.800.00
Premiums on U. S. Bonds ... 750.00
Bonds, securities, etc 48,807.98
Banking house, furniture and
Other real estate owned 29,375.00
Due from National Banks
(not reserve agents) 15,943.49
Due from Stat Banks and
Due from approved reserve
Checks and other cash items.. 3,450.77
Notes of other National
Fractional paper currency,
nickels, and cents 1,417.71
Lawful money reserve in bank
Legal-tender notes 1,526 00 63,012.50
RedempUon fund with U. H.
Treasurer (5 per cent of cir
Capital stock paid in $ 80,000.00
Surplus fund 10,000.00
Undivided profits, less ex
pense and taxe paid ... 30,835.59
National Bank note out
Individual deposits subject
to check ....$265,749.65
Demand certificates of de-
osit $ 35,016.30
Time certificates of de
posit 217,632.30 518,308.23
State of Oregon, County of Clatsop,
I, J. E. niggin. cashier of the above
named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement 1 true to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
J. E, HIGOINS,
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 17th day of November, 1906.
E. Z. FERGUSON,
GEO. IL GEORGE,
GEORGE W. WARREN,
and Knife Pleating
No Hot Irons. No Burning of Goods.
Miss O. Gould
Eithth Floor, Marqnam Building.
Prompt nd Careful Attentioa Gives
to all Ont-of-Towa Order.
Sherman Transter Co.
UENUY SHERMAN, Manager
Hack, Carriage! Bifgige Checked and Tranifcrred Trticki and Fur J
niture Wagons Piinos Moved, Boxed and Shipped.
433 Commercial Street
Phone Main 121
J. Q. A. BOWLBY, President.
0. L TETERSON, Vice-President.
FRANK PATTON, Cashier.
J. W. GARNER, Assistant Cash I. r.
Astoria Savings Bank
rapltal Paid In HOO.OOO. Surplus and Cndlvldsd rroflii fcrt.OUO. I
Transact a Ueut rsl Hsuklui Huilnm. Interest Paid on Tim Deposit
16$ Tenth Street,
First National Bank of Astoria, Ore.
Capital and Surplus $100,000
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