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SUNDAY, JANUARY si,
THE MORNING ASTOMAN. ASTORIA. OREGON.
Published Duy br
TKk J. S. DKLUMGK COMPAHT.
By mail, per year W
By aaafl, per uoata
By carrier, per oath
By mail, per year, U adreaea.
Entered a seeood-ele matter J"
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TELEPHOXE MAIK 66u
It m dimld
offlca u pubDoaUoa.
Ireeour U hd to tuck eervlo. But
lawyer aad politician. M such, should
never be enrolled in th commiioB
iwelf. That i th bane of carter
waking. And Ui U said with, all re
spevt for people of the profeaehm.
It U truth bora of downright exper
ience, the, country over, and re bora
every time the folly U repeated.
Th season for charter maVinf I
that season in community affair a here
there i the least possible friction
agitation, controversy, and public tur
moil. Here endeth the firt lesson!
Oregon and Washington
Partly cloudy with light rain or
anow at intervals.
THK MAN AND MOMENT.
If it doe not actually beat the rec
ord for bravery and selUbnejratioa in
the rescue of human being from death,
the achievement of Captain Mark Cae
to and hi men comes so clow to It
a to make the record itself feel un
comfortable. In heroism it haa never
been surpassed. "My Ood!" the
ery of the daring tailor, a he looked at
the wave-bettA-d Cherokee end knew
that sixty-three live were imperilled
aboard her. "I cant ee them die to
near thore!" And within an hour hi
little ten-ton Ashing smack, the Albert,
had snatched the kng imprisoned pas
sengers and crew from the very
of death and landed them aa'eiy on
drr land. "So near hore'." The
.).;.. x oulv three hi He
from the New Jersey eoat ana in plain
audit of people in Atlantic City. All
the device of the experienced wrecking
companies and of the life-saving eervice
of the United State govern
n.an( (FAM nnw r1, to rcue the
ship' company, yet even doughty,
fishermen, with only the mot ordinary
sort of a boat, accomplished the feat.
The ffovernment ha brave, skuUul
effici-nt men a-plenty in iU coast pa
trolbut there are eUU better men
outride the service, it teems. The in
cident ought to move Congress to oftor
an adequta money prue to anjiKlj
who will invent a mecaanU-al devh
for reaching and rescuing e.i -soe un
der auch circumstanca. The heroism
to' go with it we alreudy ravo It. Is
bundled up roughly in other men than
Mark Casto, Axel HolmqiiUt. -Nelson
Krcgson, Lewi Johnson, Jediah Schute,
Frederick Busch and Frank Maris. It
cannot be created by act of Congress.
for It U Godeiven only. In 'bese men
it deserve prompt and substantia
recognition from a people that baa
heart and admiree courage. X. Y. Ex
U China, according to Colonel llei-
tand. of the Department of the Kt.
U. 8. AH when a bank fail they Brt
cut off (he ! of the otftYUU ami
then divide the aeta among the de-po.it.u-a,
ith the result that there bii
not b A hauk failure in China for a
thousand year. In view of auch a be
nighted condition, bank president, at
leeM. will not obj.vt to the doctrine,
Vhina for the Cliinese."
The report come from Piltbuig that
la that city and it environ wore than
eventeen thouMud pron were killed
or injured lat )car .in tudutrial eatab
lUhnient and on railroad. If that re
port U true It constitute a reproach to
Civilisation. lmlv-d. we might J that
it indiewte a lack of clvillution and
of progres in wliat 1 eommonly aup
poMnl to be one of the moat highly
civilited and progreive rimiiiiuuilic in
Charter-maku is not an art. It
ia pure bu&inesa. There U no prufes
lional element in it, except what is
iniected with a fixed purpose. In the
aimplest construction that can be put
upon the task there is no room for
politics, no room for private interest.
no room for individual aspirations, no
room for anything save the public
good, equally and impartially applied.
Krery phase of action that i calculated
to UL-tuib or dUUrt the work of the
men charged with the duty of char
ter-making should be eliminated, and
the framers should be utterly free to
do their whole best without interfer
ence, suasion, or undue influence.
The preliminary matter of appoints
ing the most capable and unbiased men
ia the community U a large and re
sponsible duty in iUe'f and is a vital
prrequiit4 flo tji good work ex
pected. It is a nice function to select
a group of such men as will be com
mended by the community affegfed.
and whoso is charged with the naming
of the commission mut do the utmost
his, or their, best and most temperste
judgment shall dictate in this behalf.
The commission once appointed, it
must be given ampl leeway of ito
own; it must not be hampered by ex
traneous authority, or beholden to any
Influence beyond it own ranks and
rule. IU work must be kept quiet,
undiscussed, unweighted, unknown to
the public in whose Interest it in be
ing wrought, until the whole and con
clusive charter fit system of amend
ment, is finished and submitted. Then
it may be publicly reviewed, revised,
re-referred, and brought to the limit
of the popular demand. But. in the
first instance the framers must hot be
subjected to the vsgaries and preju
dice of irreponsiMe lvisers. It were
injustice to the city and the commit
tee to interpose these conflicting and
nmtrMme counsels and a detriment
, tie work, which is always hard , Wraed that the Ruso-Jari.ee
mough under the easiest condition. ,
The popular desire for sny special j
JogiJiition may be made known by fixed
and definite channels, such a the Com
mon Council or other authentic agency.
or through communications to the
officers of the comnii-Mon. Iut the
charter-makers should I personally
v. 4i ,u.r,.l until its ! to tudv that entrancing subject.
bbors are complete.
It should be supplied with the bft-t
4 EDITORIAL SALAD.
It seems to be otficielly settled that
it ia dangerous to get murdered In
Connecticut if one dislike to have the
reputation of a suicide.
Another great advantage of it all i
that the country is learning about i
lot of CoiiLTersmen it never beard of
Tli a TTnrvnnl nveriiper e-m to bf
expressing a general demsnd when they
want "clean, decent, pVasumMe" foot
ball or no football at all.
Mr. Balfour is said to have ma!e an
admirably temperate address after the
i.tnmi mm in Evidently he was
unable to induce bim If to expra-e
any decided sympathy over his defi-at
B-fore accepting Admiral Coghlan't
sUtement that the naval militia is in
ferior the people will ask him to let
them h'-ar hor it sounds in poetry
Kon.inr Itevhurn. of Idaho, wsnts
Conirress to curb "the unnatural and
unholy congestion" of money in Wall
.trul A more ffencrttl diffusion of
money especially in Idaho would meet
a lonj felt want in that State,
From the Budget statement it is
eot Ruwia $1,OjO,010,(X)0. This esti
.,.ie j,t course, does not include the
aftermath which she is still busily en
gaed in reaping.
fr.in a wealthy wid fortune, a
numb. of t'ie dtiii(;iiihed persons
! alio have lieen enquired
, sociali.m to the American people for
. . .... .:ii. I t . , m m nniv oHviteLred
exempt lroin coiimei -- a iiiinn-r ui .,nu i n
I ConirreHi should either hasten action
ion the bill submitting an anvndmciit to
charter formula known; it must l't,t (on-titution changing the date of
. firt atmrised of the sp -cific needs of , the inatilfliratinn of the Prpdit from
thSsKnmunity; and advi-el upon the March 4 'to the lat Thursday in April
. , , , , ,. ; or el-e take a leaf out of Ohio' Jour
mmtive aulrdinent absolutely neces- " ' ' ..... , .
aary to the charCcX" i-MS j -j whw t. Inn ngu ration ewe
It must be given the bSlwJitj ' kgd
i monies may tuk plai e without danger
adviaer who shall be paid for Aiswr-jof death to those who participste in
THE SUN WORSHIPPERS
A Story iWxlv.
By HON, JOHN H. SMITH, of Astoria.
B0OTKIX and spurred and brltl and armed.
, Ve traveM the wild of Mexico
We were tanned and toughened and cheerful and charmed.
And our thought rn fast though our mule were slow
Through mequite and maguey and dry buffalo graaa,
N hiked up a nigged plateau, and then
Swung up and around through a tortwu paa
And up aod around and then upward again.
W came to a grov. of oak. pim.n and pis
Which crowned a bold niiuntiu' Immutable cret,
And under ita ahad near tlwi long days' decline
We entered a city aial halted to rU
No warder appeared at th atrange city gate.
No door wa opened. No greeting a said.
But the silent city revealed n It fat,t
It wall were but nuns; it people were dead.
And there on the mountain beneath the grove' shad
And thrt drift of the ae. ulilime and rene
Stood tower and terrai-e, arch and arcade.
And the stillne-a of death broHl over the scene.
And resting in peace there in silent array
I'mler long row of unlnmritied tablet of Uue,
Th ancient, anomaloiia populace lay.
Like their city, unnamed, undisturbed and unknown
A... nJli..Lin Biii.L "Santlaira Hill" Yerke.
Sat down on a grave. nd wiping the sweat
From hU brow, where a trace of the Atec still lurkes.
He said, a he lighted a cigarette:
It ia better to womhip the far away win
And dream in the moonlight and pee up above
Than to struggle for wealth, like a mm of gun.
With nothing to worship and nothing to lotv.
Once the world at the feet of the- strange people lay
With it splendor and wealth. What th-7 wauled aaa light.
So in wonder they'd worahip the un through the day,
And they'd dote on th moon and the stars tn the night
Well, thev .time from below to this pure upper air.
Where' their home, like their hopes, were established on high
And their liv.-a. like their temple, were simple and square,
And in more way tlian one they lived clo to the ky.
"Did they hail from above ? I ran hardly decide,
For the prka at Tlacotep.-c y it's not so.
If the wind blew their souls to the star when they died.
Sky piloU deny it and they ought to kuow.
"But awav and aloof from the ens 1 and the csr.
The sorrow and strife, and the stress, and the strain.
The worry and woe, and the wrangling and wars
Of th.' heartleea, interminable htruggle for gain.
"They lived here in peace. Here their temple bell rang
Benediction, of ece from each sunimjt and shelf
Of thin mountain, ami each mother's son of the gang
Was at pice with the world and at peace with himself.
"And the native down there in the valley now tell
How the dove, that still flock here and Inner around
Aw emblem of peace, and are pilgrim a well,
and their m.cca. this alter crowned, tablet strewn ground;
"And then, when the west glow in erim-on and gold,
In wonder and awe they will whisper to one
That the alter fire built by three p ople of old
Still burn in the ky on the trail of the sun.
i.,t . .l n.lrd, turned their Work Into 1'V.
no1, a. in"'-"-- - - -
Women sairg as they wove, and men mil.J a they wrought,
Here th y danced with ueligiu si me n'n ..,
To welcome the sun and were thrilled by the thought
"That it light waa all life, and all life was its lijtht,
And, as part of it light, their own live were divine.
Here thev croornl to the moon, as it nwe ou the night,
And 'laughingly, joyfully fell into line
"For profession which blent in a grand serenade
In it. praisa Here they reveled in fctival, sport.
And melody, peai and contentment, and nude
No provision, for ar-ennK prison, nor court,
"Here they nestled to nature when touched by di.tre,
Heard the! call of rill or the coo of a dove
And were sooth d into sleep by the wind's soft cares..
A it murmercd the musical message of love.
Our guide then arose, like a victor who dons
Hi laurel of triumph, and. baring his head,
He stood for a moment a statue in bron-,
And in proud, earnest tones in conclusion then said:
"Say, they too were snn-blne, warm, cheerful and fair,
And thrown on this dark world to help make it bright,
Like the glimmer and gk-em and the glow and the glare
Of their alterfire thrown on tha dorknesn of night.
0a these tablet and temples you find not a trace
Of a single Inscription not even a name.
Ah! here lived the men of a marvelou race
Too wise to seek trouble, to great to seek fame,
"Your heroe who struggle for glory are good
In their place. I suppose, and you pral them, hut. I
Doff my hat at th thought of the ancient who stood
With his feet on the earth and hi face to the sky.
That night; in our camp, when our blanket were spread.
We looked to the sky and were glod it med near,
And we wniled on the moon a it sailed overhead.
Next morning we greeted thw sun with a cheer.
Next day we were back In the saddle again
And hitting the trail in strenuous way,
In deep meditation, when oiw of our 'men
Broke the spell of our silent reflections, to say:
U la better to worship the far-away sun
And to dream in Ui moonlight and peer, up abort
Than to struggle for wealth like a son of a. gun
With nothing to worship ana ammvg w
the world. Doubt? tome death and
iiurlea are Inevitable. They are bound
to occur In all eireumstaace of human
existence ami activity. But It eei
virtually certain that due rare would
greatly diinlnLh that caualty toll of
Wilheltn Hchniied, of I'ntmalb, Cer
Rtanv. who instructed a atonemaxm to
Insrrilie on hi if' tomblon th
wwrdsi Her reU the body of Marlr
Scbmicd. who died, after much suffer
ing, from the rtTmts of unscrupulous
treatment." haa beeii ttenrnl to a
month's imprimitiment for slandering
th doctor in th cae.
Natural hWory alway interest chll
dren, a ho usually recall explanation of
the phenomena in their own way. An
account of the habit of the cuckoo, for
Itetance, wa appaiently . absorbed at
the time, but waa reproduced thus fw
ilsva lalert Th cuckoo T Uh, mats
th bird that doeant lay It own gg."
Indiana ha mad a new record. All
her Coocreasmrn r college lued. and
it probably will not be km before the
aspirant for Congressional honor in
that commonwealth a 111 alo have to lie
tha author of at least on book. In
disna haa taken up culture, and In
Kugen Field' phrase th "will msk it
A claim wa once placed In the bands
of Judge Peter, of Bangor. M wr
collection. A notice was sent to the
debtor, alio calUl and promised to pay
th following Saturday. Tb Ju.lgr
said: "Now, don't y you will pa)
Satutday night unle you mean t;
just take a few more d) nd be sure.
Pay yon lll py next Wednesday.
in rl..l.t" -M the man. "if I live
M " -
until next Wednesday I will pay that
bill." Wednesday came, but no man
appeared to settle th bill wheisupoli
the Judire wrote out a nolle of the
death of tb man ami put it In the
dally paper. The next day the bill w
Sir Harry Samuel, a I'nloiil.t rendi
das for Parliament, Is the author of
this bull: Th lcirlati garden of the
Liberals." W said, 'l an arid swamp.
If auch a Parliamentary authority a
Mr. ; lad tone said, "It la no use for
the honorable member to shake hi hmd
In th teeth of hi on word"," lwr
HghU who blunder in the political aretai
have no ivanon to lie ashamed, .Mr
Balfour once spoke of "an empty the
ter of unsymiiathelie auditors," and
laird Curson congratulated hi pry on
the circumstance that "though not out
of tli wood ae have a good MU"
on draught and in bottle
Irewe ar tlry eaadUloM l
Btoastiy rlt r Mi astatla.
L I C.I
San FrancUco'i leading coo
Tenience and family hotel
ccntrallf located. Con
venlent to til car lines, and
placet of amusement and in
terest. Cafe and Grill at
tached. Rates L 00 per day
and up. Street cars direct to
hotel from and to all depots,
San Francisco, Cat.
j tO VIARf
' Taanc Maama
4 Tnaoa Mansia
ArnnaeM! rteie "E2
iMLAif HMrtm tMir pesm r
ana , I
A kwVlf llhMnl M'v.
iw i tr xwtka, St. il kf sil '"'-
Er. C. GEE W0
Formerly lorsted 2Z3
Alder Street t f the
'J i.t flveyrsrtsHAVK
TklUVKI) Into tha
i lama lulrk building
, , - I, ..ui rVT.
ner of First ami Mornwm Street, En
trance No. IMrront 8t
Successful Home Treatment
lie. fl. OKI WO I known throughout lb
('ultra Htaira, and la ralM lh liml I'hlane
lna-UM1 on w-rounl ot hi wontw(ul eur
willi.iul lh aid of a em, wiUhhiI ain
a,lM,n of dincuTanr kind, lis In-aU aajr
and all dlsnura with powerful nrlmtat tools
Imha, harka, and rutlM tlial are un
known to nmllcal rU-ne tn lh la oounlrr,
and Itinmili tlia urn nf I lira barmlaa. ram
dlia hUarnlMSi to rur
Catarrh. Asthma, leaf. Treuhls, RrMui,
hnvousMss, Stoatath, Liver, Kntejy, rsl
WtakntM snd tl Chrealc 0 stasss,
(all or wrila, enriiaiiiit; i -rtil stamp tin
Biallins book andelrriiW. Addrvaa,
Thi C C Wee ChiMM Mtdkln Cm
N- KM 1.1 ri" St. t- Meerisea.
Maniloo ttil PertUrai Orrtae
OPtN ALL NIGHT
399 Hond St., cor. Ninth
J. Q. A. BOWUJV, President.
0. I. rETKRSOJf, Vkw-l'reeidenk
FRANK PATTON, Cashier.
J. V. GARNER, AlUnt Cahlr.
Mom Savings k Bank'
Capital raid In 1100,000. Surplus ana CndlYld.d HrodU (JIMno.
Tranaaeta a unrl Baoklni Hulnesa, Interest Paid on Tim Depoalt
16 Tenth Street
First National Bank of Astoria, Ore.
Capital and Surplus $100,000
Sherman Transier Co.
HE5BT BHEIOfjlN, Manager
Hacks, Carriiges Bsggsge Checked and Transferred Trucks and Fur
niture Wagons Pianos Moved, Boxed and Shipped.
433 Commercial Street Phnnt Mln 121
jice4 a in any other emergency v""