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THE SIORNIXG ASTOIUAN, ASTORIA. OREGON.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER il, 1905.
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. Western Oregon, Western
Washington Occasional rain.
Eastern Oregon, Eastern
Washington Probably fair.
Astoria, outside of San Francisco,
hold the most remarkable historical
prestige of any city on the American
line of the Pacific Coast, and
it pre-eminence in this way pre
supposes a very definite interest in
the perpetuation of the sites and relics
upon whkh her conspicuoiu notability
is founded. There is, however, a no
ticeable dearth of genuine Intere-it here,
or, at least, in the higher exprssion of
it, that is to be deplored, and the recent
steps taken by the Oregon Historical
Society to fix, and embellish the great
sites of historical value in this neigh
borhood, should be a palpable hint for
te open exercise of a larger and broader
local concern in this direction.' No
stone should be left unturned that
offers even the remotest influence in
furthering the success of the memorial
now under way, asking Congress for
an appropriation for the erection of a
suitable monument on the site of Fort
Clatsop, and in the earnest efforts of
the membership of that organization
here, for the other and minor things
that are so peculiarly essential.
Now comes some sycophantic as in
Eastern Oregon, with Baker City for
a habitat, who proposes to raise a
popular subscription of $300,000 as a
national wedding gift for Miss Alice
Roosevelt, to be delivered to her on
the eve of her marriage to Congresman
Longworth, in February.
The idea is willing to the normal
American mind, and a hideous insult
to the young lady and her prospective
groom. Miss Roosevelt has carried her
self with the inherent dignity and mod
esty of a tme Ameri-an girl since her
father waa called into fie lime-light of
national life, and has studiously repell
ed all overtures, and opportunities, for
undue personal exploitation, and now,
at the most serious, and Imppie-t, junc
ture of her life, to thruit Midi an un
heard of suggestion iin lier is a de
liberate iiMilt and one that lm been
promptly and unuivoeally resented,
since it reached dimensions that ralli-d
.it to the notice of her family.
The spirit of a toduy i behind such
. LOTS OF GOOD THINGS.
The Astorian is not opposed to a sea
wall It believes in the scheme entirely,
and will foster and urge it under proper
conditions and at the acceptable time,
but it has other and better notions of
local development) it does not believe
la a seawall until it baa ships to range
long its entire length whose manifests
hall show them to be la their port of
destination aud departure. In other
words wa believe, first, la securing ter
minal advantages for this city; this is
primarily essential to Mhe use and
maintenance of a sea-wall. Why build
a' $300,000 improvement for ninety-five
per cent of th shipping to pass by
unwittingly? Spend that same hand
soma um in securing forty-foot
channel on the bar and establishing per
manent terminal facilities here, and the
seawall, and all other commercial ad
vantages, will accrue as if by magic
There is such a thing as couecutiv
order in public development and enter-
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' EDITORIAL SALAD.
There is still danger of foreigners be-
ing Shanghaied in China.
Thi general Russian strike r be
lieved to be the real thing no invita
Among other crop items it is noticed
that the Dakota divorce crop holds it
And Robert Fitashnnion , knows that
the paths of glory lead but to the solar
The National Cotton Association ha
the rest of the winter now to patch up
Another general strike, to illustrate
the great statistical fact that every
body works but Russia.
Iron ore is patiently legging it along
to keep in the running with copper ore,
and is doing very well.
This is a terribly anxious moment
fnr Charlie Murphy. McClellan is
the Boss' late "on it
Dr. Osier is now reporting on how
men die, but the principal feature
probably is that they do it too tardily
to suit him.
The action in itelf may be hasty,
but it also sounds fast to say that the
people abroad are in a rush to sell Rus
It is due for some irrational economist
to complain of the immense amount
of money spent for the entertainment
of children at Christuaia.
It is darkly hinted that if the As
sembly of the State of New York is
not good it will be held down and made
to listen to twenty-seven columns of a
The Omaha Bee speaks of Julius
Uahn as the member of Congress "who
was an actor." Some of Mr. Hahn's
enemies insist he U more of an actor
now than he ever was.
"Sootty," the Death Valley miner who
holds the Pacific Coast heavyweight
championship as a fast spender, is
missing and the Society of Inited
Bunco Steerers is greatly perturbed.
The District Attorney of New York
county h now hunting up some insur
ance testimony, which will doubtless
result in Mr. W. T. Jeerome laying
bare some fault in our system of -gov
eminent in a rattling speech.
A mass convention of farmers in New
York has called upon Senators Piatt
and Deiicw to resign. Thi action may
encourage Benjamin B. Odell to call for
the re-ignat ions of President Roosevelt
and Coventor Iliggins.
The people of Richmond are to be
congratulated. They have at last
voted to form a municipality which is
not a mere side-show to certain manu
facturing plants. They have taken the
initial step toward building a real city,
A New Oaland author wrote a book
and then shot a Chinaman to get some
advertising. There will be one author
le in the antipodes. Still, even that
inexpci-ive method of calling attention
to a weak exclusion law cannot 1ms
F. Nakanmra, of la pan, agent there
for t!ie Standard Oil Company, and a
heavy flour importer, visited Portland
lat we: k as the gue-t of Theodore B.
Wilcox, president of the Portland Flour
ing Mill Company. Mr. Nakainura is
on a tour of the world.
Mr. Perry Belmont is at pains to
write to a leading Manhattan paper
which printed his name a one of the
guests at .lames Hazen Hyde's dinner
to Sarah Bernhardt that he wasn't
there, and wasn't invited. The Divine
Sarah socially, plus Mr. Hyde, is more
even than the sporting Perry can stand.
German socialist are holding Russia
up as a horrible example to the kaiser.
If the versatile German, ruler has the
wit to read the signs of the times he
will loosen up on some of that God
given rulership before the same so
cialists begin to tell him to step lively.
PlainhYld, N. J has decided agint
the whked and demoralising game of
golf on Sunday. ,How dare anyone
wish to go out ami tramp over yard
and yards of " grass, swinging their
limbs and breathe the pure air when
they had the privilege of remaining at
honw and maintaining a long face!
The Chieo Post says Senator IVd
liver of Maine has introduced a rail
way rate bill. Has Maine been ac
corded the unconstitutional privilege of
semi ing three Senators to Congress
We were not aware that Senator Hale
and Frye had a colleague. But per
haps the Tost has Senator Dollivcr of
Iowa in mind.
The American railway interests are
reported to have come to the decision
to co-operate with the govern ment In
the enforcement of th laws to prvent
the giving of freight rebates. The
Western aRilway'inten-st are largely
instrumental in the move and it is said
that the new policy will be put into
effect by January 1.
China is sending to this country a
commission to study commercial and
political situation. Tuang Fong, gov
ernor of tha province of Hunan, will
head tike section of the delegation coin
in New York. Another section in
cluding Prince Tail Chai and Grand
Councelor Hsu Kwon Chi will arrive in
Seattle next February.
No people have errn been so badly
plundered as the people of the United
States during the lust ten years, ex
claims an indignant exchange. Pos
sibly so, possibly so, and no other
people on the earth have had so much
left after being robbed. Thank God the
trust Iwrons and gold brick salesmen
have left enough in our jeans to buy a
faw Christum present Things sfre
not nearly so bad as they might be.
The deplorable tragedy at Vkiah,
which cost Sheriff Smith of Mendocino
county his life and came nor adding
the Sujierior Judge to the lit of vic
tims, was the direct res'ilt of oll'uul
carelessness. The Sheriff brought a
desperate, half-breed marine, into court
to lie examined for insanity wttlxwil
taking the ordinary precaution to
search hlni for deadly weapon. He
forfeited his life by his negligence. His
fist should be a warning to other peace
officer who are disposed to be careless
and negligent in dealing with lunatics
A rural postman in Francic, with
clever, patient finger, has jut com
pleted the building of an extraordinary
uiiuiature palace. His name Is Ferdi
nand Cheval of Hauterves, in the De
partment of the IHvme, and it took him
twenty-six years to achieve his design.
This palace has been the dream of his'
life which) has realited it with, th
help of stone picked up by the way
side when making hi round. The
eastern and weUrn facade of this
marvelous Mrueture are - each twenty
eight yards long, the northern facade
i fifteen yard long, and the southern
ten yards, In height it varies from
trine to. ten yard. Tha whole exterior
of palace i covered of plant a, animals,
and human beings, real and mytholo
gical, chlsld in tha atone. Tha en
trance to the palace is in the form of
an Arab mosque, with crescent and
spires, . ..
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