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THE SIORNIXG ASTOHIAN, ASTORIA. OREGON.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 19034
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BONDS BONDS!! BONDS!!!
"here are none to deny that a fine
eca-wall would be a splendid and sec
viceable thing for Astoria. But Wie
question of paying for it is quite an
other matter. The cry is for "bonds"
the cry for bonds i a dangerous and
ruinous thing. There is not money
enough in the broad world today to pay
one-half the interest etyirge on the
bonds now extant. They are the curse
of Uie commercial .world and of the poor
man. They beget interest dcbiU that
- fall on the ordinary wage earner like an
eternal shadow; they affect the price of
erery morsel he ats, every garment he
5 tars; they increase hi rent and ex-
jwuu 111s iwi 01 living in every airec
tion; they are a menace to the future
of every child iu the land, sare those
who escape the peril, for the time being,
by being the children of the bond
holder, and even in their case, the
peril is but averted for a reason. The
absorbent mastery of the bond will
assert itself in the end to the undoing
of humane society. Every little cheap
Foul that looks to the easiest way out
of public or private obligation is howl
ing for "bonds," as though they were 1
mere pawing incident in the transaction'
There was a time inhe history of the
business world when the bond, as such,
carried its own sinking fund and was
treated like an honest debt of an honest
man or nation, but that era is past;
not one bond issue in a hundred thou
sand today carries it own sinking fund.
Why should they? The rule is for new
bond to replace the old; any banker
will tell you this. The fact of the mat
ter is Astoria is carrying all the bonds
she knows what to do with and is
"skinning her teeth" to safely handle
her existing obligation. It is not
safe, nor prudent nor is there a single
element of coniumiiul wisdom in the
plan.. Some day when she has grown to
be a great terminal port, with fleets o'
her qm n and some cause for the iiiiinifl-
tent provision exists, with projierty both
real and -roiiul to tux. gn at it. At
present it is a dream. All this may
found iinnmiiuc, wocisilistic. vliut vou
will, but it U 'straight and true.
KEEP FAITH, GENTLEMEN!
dillaUtry tactic and are raising hade
by war of protest. We dont blame
them; they are but asking the priv
lege they paid for, and were promised
If the bosses desire to carry water on
bote shoulders," to placate the sport
ing world and jolly the decent element
at one ami the same time t'tey will
find it uphill work and down hill
results. Keep faith, gentlemen, kee
Of course the mail carriers
in the approach of Christmas.
The abolishment of the press bureau
is ft good advertisement for tin; canal,
. o '
Maybe the revolution tn 1 annua ny is
modeled . after the South American
That school of codfish struck the
Long Island roast just in time to play
in the ball game.
There will be a, job for some distin
guished American in syndicating those
new Russian republics.
Oar Nicholas is in the position of
the man who, having put his hand to
the ploughshare, turns back.
They have suppressed all the comic
papers la Russia, perhaps .as the last
attempt of a despairing autocracy to
convince the world absolutism can do
They are trying to gvt Charles M.
Schwab to accept ft seat in the fitted
States Senate from Xevada just so. they
can repeat the cry, "Another good man
Then again, perhaps the Brooklyn
Municipal Ownership people will assent
to the idea that it is for them to get
the small end of it so far as between
elections is concerned.
Having to go to church, sing the
Mar-eillai-e and attend meetings regu
larly, man must expect a strenuous
time when he accepts a job as one of
the unemployed of London .
Xor is it at all out of place -for Mr".
Shaw to call attention to the merits of
AKlexander Hamilton, who will lie re
membered as the first of a long line of
illustrious Secretaries of the Treasury.
Another scheme has been unearthed
for utilizing the water in the lower
gorge of Niagara Falla by a writer in
key wit! the Falls;
enough a they are.
Better not mon
ty are wejl
There is grumbling and growling in
the nether-world of Astoria. 1 he snts
want to open up right now. ns they were
given to understand they might J, if
they stood behind he Democrats in the
late lection, but the bosses don't think
It quite expedient. They want to wait
iinil they have made the June winning,
after which there will be none to dis
pute their will and it will 1 phlm
-ailing; but the men who put their
time and money on the Democratic' mule
in the recent race, are resisting the
The atib-treaury is providing bright
new coins anil crisp new bills for
Christmas use say the local renorts.
Glad to hear that. It bctran to look as
we couldn't afford to ' pay Santa
Commitee of the House of Represent
live. Mr. Dwight does not come front
the metropolitan district, but he is
man of breadth and intelligence, iden
tided with its interests, and may be
expected to be influential in securing
proper facilities for the city vhk-h eon
tribute more than any other to the
, It is a welcome and not altogether
unexiicctcd announcement that the
President of Vcnerucla nas withdraw
the note which give offence to the Frenc
government and that thus that Uiplo
matte incident, huu at on time
seemed to portend grave complications,
is amicably cheJ. Mr. Castro probably
came to ft realiiatkni . of his having
acted hastily, or with ovcr-ensiUwne.
ami it I to his credit that he has made
honorable ameuds. It is also psrtk-u
larly gratifying to he a Me to ftstume
that this happy ending of the incident
is in a measure due to the friendly In
Auence of the United State, exerted
through its Minister at Caracas.
A JOLLY AMERICAN
'A Jolly American Tramp," a comedy
drama replete with striking sensations
and startling situations, will be the New
Year attraction at Fisher's Monday
evening, January 1st. The piece is from
the pen of the author of "A Poor Rek
tion" and "Peaceful Valley," two plays
that have made Sol Smith Russell
famous. In it Mr. Kidder portrays an
American tramp, not as a repulsive
ever-to-oe-ahunneii. outcast, but as a
man who through misfortune was com
pelled to wander "upon the face of the
earth, but whose heart, well knowing
his own distress, still bleeds for others'
woes and who offer even his life to
help right the wrongs of others eveu
more unfortunate than he. The loca-le
of this drama i laid in rural New Eng
land, and the motive ia greed for gold,
greed with which even husband is
sometimes overpowered, and for which
he. is terribly wrongs his life's partner.
The story is complex vaud will be well
worked out by a competent cast of gift
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known actors as (lark Ross, who plays
Happy Jack," the tramp; Cora Lee
Jefferson, the well-known prima donna.
and the dainty little soubrette star, Ber-
ine Farnsworth, and the comedy Irish
woman, irginia .Melville. The east is
except ionaly strong throughout and con-
tins fourteen stars, all artists.
Seat sale opens Saturday morning at
'letter's book store.
Claus in full this time.
Representative Parsons takes the right
stand in in-isting on a free hand jn the
reform of the local organization and on
the possession of power con mensural
with the re-ponsibility which lie has
Iieon induced to assume.
The Clntie-e are said to be getting
ambitious to show their superiority to
the white race. A Unit the time Mc
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Hoffman, of Harper, Wah "I had a
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day. PLOT DISCOVERED.
Bogota, Dee. 22. The authorities have
Coughing Spell Caused Death,
"Harry Duckwcll, sged M years chok
ed to 'death early yesterday morning at
his home, ia the presence of his wife
and child. n, contracted a slight cold
a few days ago and paid but little at
tention to it. Yesterday morning he was
selied with a fit of coughing, which con
tinued for some time. His wife sent
for a physician but before he could ar
rive another coughing spoil cam on
and Duck well died .from suffocation
St. Louis Globe Democrat, Deo. 1st.,
Ballard's HorehounJ Syrup would
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Sold by Hart's drug store.
Cored Paralysis. '
W. F. Bailey. ,P, a True, Texas.
write 1 "My wife had been suffering
five Tears with paralysis In her arm,
wJien I was persuaded to use Ballard's
Snow liniment, wtluh cured her all
right. I have also used it for old sores.
frostbites and skin eruptions. It does
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in sighing on
Cauley's New Zen lander
London IJridge perhajn
York" automobiles will be leaving Mott
street reguLirly every evening to take
111 the sights of Broadway.
J lie poor, overworked government
lerks in Washington want their work
ing hours reduced from eight to seven
and a Tennesee congressman, who will
get no fame by having his name men
tioned in this column, introduced the
bill. Why not pension them absolutely
and hire somebody to do the necessary
As the investigation nears its end,
with some distinguished insurance offi
cer fur from their own firesides, the
wonder grows that men of the stand
ing of Mr. Jordan and Mr. Mclntyre
not to dwell unduly on the standing
of Mr. Field should wish to earn the
reputation of fugitive, who do not dare
teslify mIhhiI their administration of
St.Uen Island hotheads mhotild i.ilin
down and assure themselves that a
tuberculosis sanatorium is not a 'st
house." Probably no pla is s,fer
from tubercular infection than the pre
cincts of a modern, well ordered hos
pital 'or consumptive, such av the city
purKs-s to e-tablish in Jticlunond
Xew York has reason to rejoice that
at last one member of the majority from
that State has a place on the Postonlce
discovered a plot to) overthrow
government of President Reye.
conspirators were arrested.
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