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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1906.
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Official paper of Clatsop county and
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Oresron Fairs not so warm in-
Western Washington Fair.
Eastern Washington, Northern
Idaho Probably Bhowers and
SMOKE AND UPROAR.
Astoria has had her season of smoke
and uproar; her chance to show her en
thusiasm as a live American town by
paying the customary tribute to the
great national holiday; she did it all,
minus loss and accident, in good hearty
fashion. She will now get down to busi
ness,' and take up the loose ends of her
commerce, knit them back into the web
of her current activity, and go ahead
with the many things that were under
consideration when the "glorious Fourth"
intervened. ' We are eager to report
.finally and successfully upon the new
charter, the seawall, the new hotel, the
regatta, and such other live matters as
may be for the good of Astoria, and
these once concluded .there will be other
nd no less valuable projects demanding
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' THE JAP SAILORMAN.
The Japanese, as sailors, will not be
accepted by the white labor organiza
tions intimately associated with the sea
men of the coast. This is to be made
' fully and finally aparent to the shipping
interests, and it is not asking very
much, either; and may have a tendency
to smooth up the edges of the strike, if
it is conceded. To make this a fighting
element of the presen strike is not good
policy. The intervention of the Asiatic
in the labor contentions of this country
never did accomplish any good, and this
case will be no exception. Tbis is a
white man's country before all else, and
this is said without any desire to de
precate the Japanese, who in their pecul
iar sphere, are all right, and deserving
of friendly consideration; but when they
are made an issue in, a scrap of the
kind now involvng the whole coast, there
will be serious trouble piled up for them
and for all concerned. Give the white
man the first chance.
A RARE JUDGE,
Judge Wofford, of Kansas,- refused to
hang a convicted murderer the other
day, on very wholesome ground that
invite to th earnest attention of every
thinking American The defendant wa
a poor, ignorant, helpless negro, who had
killed a bully of hi own race. The jury
found him guilty of murder in the first
degree, and the judge, in his final ar
raignment of the poor wretch, withheld
the extreme penalty, on the following
humane, manly, and dignified hypo
thesis: "You're guilty of murder, all right,
but youVe a poor, ignorant black man,
and I don't want to hang you. You have
no friends- You have no one to plead
that you were insane when you killed
this man. If I sentence you to hang
you will hang just aa sure as there' a
God in heaven. There will not be a
whole lot of women circulating petition
to save your neck. There will not be a
lot of fool nu n writing letera to-the
governor to save you. Xo one will send
you flowers. You'll just be forgotten
until the day set for your hanging, and
then they'll hang you. I'll sentence you
to 30 years in the penitentiary.".
A conclusion at once the very
essence of complete justice, and a sting
ing ship t in the face of those idiotic
Americans who are so indiscriminate and
vulgar in their slobbering over the in
teresting criminals of the country.
O EDITORAL SALAD. O
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Thi marked difference between the
number of ministers and the number of
churches is seen in very nearly all of the
larger denominations. Baptists, for in
stance, have 52.919 churches and only
37,000 ministers. Disciples of Christ
have 11,033 churches and 6475 ministers;
Lutherans, 13.373 churches and 75S5 min
isters; Presbyterians, all bodies, have
15.702 churches and 12,659 min
isters; Episcopalians with 7146 churches,
have but 5109 clergymen. The Reformed
churches have 1970 ministers to 2536
churches. L'nited Brethren have 4407
churches and but 2185 ministers. There
are but few exceptions among American
religious bodies to this disproportion be
tween the number of churches the min
isters. A notable one, however, is the
Catholic church which has 11,637 churches
and 14,104 clergymen.
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Ten millions for a battleship! Con
gress gives it out of taxes wrung from
the poor, for the poor are the final
payera of all taxfs. That would have
erected 10,000 cottages costing $1000
each. What a boon that would have
been to the poor slum population of any
great city. But to ask congress to do
that and rent them at $5 a month (6
per cent on the investment) would have
been the worst kind of paternalism, so
it would! Yet the people are educated
to believe that the government is to
One of the largest department stores
in Pittsburg, is crippled badly by the
resignation of 36 young women, all of
whom said they were to be married this
month. ' ,
The Deadly Monotony
of Men's Attire
By HENRY HOLIDAY, famous Enfllih Art lit
HE deadly gloom and monotony of inon'g dress -ono of tbe
scandals of the nge U traceable to CLASS INEQUAL
ITY and the scramble for wealth. Thero teas a time when
sumptuary laws regulated the dress of the different classes,
but free men did not tolerate this, and there are now no
longer any sharp distinctions between tho dress of tho different grades
John Stuart Mill declared that it was tho chief aim of people to
get out of one rank of society INTO THE CLASS ABOVE IT,
and it follows, therefore, that each class endeavors to dress like the
one above it
Tho aristocrat wears a top hat, a black tubular coat and light stove
pipe trousers. The wealthy merchant or bankor is compelled to dress
EXACTLY THE SAME.
To introduce the smallest mark of individuality or to indicate by
one's dress one's calling in life would be to lose caste. Thero is a ridic
ulous understanding in society that a gentleman is a man who does
not earn his own living and it is therefore incumbent on every one
"in society" to wear a dress which looks as though its owner could not
do any work in it
In the same way the larger trader copies the merchant, .and the
smaller tradesman apes the man above him, AND SO ON RIGHT
DOWN THE SCALE, until even the workingman turns out on Sun
days in the top hat, black coat and stovepipe trousers.
If there were no classes no one would be afraid of losing caste, and
consequently every one would consult his own comfort and conven
ience in his dress. ' " ,
WE CAN HOPE FOR ' NO RADICAL CHANGE IN OUR DRESS
UNTIL WE HAVE ALTERED OUR SOCIAL 8YSTEM. 80 LONQ AS
THE GREED FOR PROFIT CONTINUES, SO LONQ WILL OUR DRESS
Shape counts for something. Miss
Dona L. May of Michigan is almostper
feet in mental tests but because she
was short and stout he could not get
a position from Uncle Sam at Washington.
Public sentiment in the States of Ore
gon and Washington is wholly on the
side of George Mitchell, the slayer of
Creffield. He is on trial for a killing,
that, by every law of ethics, of con
sanguinity, of moral reason, and public
benefit, should be condoned by the court
of review, if for no other cause than
the apprising all successors of such as
Creffield that they cannot follow their
hideous and dangerous cults in this coun
try with impunity. And if the law
wants to justify itself in its future deal
ings with men and cases of this sort, it
will not delay its investigations until
the crisis of murder has arisen to in
voke its intervention, but will push ita
restraining hand amid the earlier de
velopment of the new creeds that are
currently reported vile and baneful, as
this one wa, long before George Mit
chell demonstrated its frightful exoesses.
The law is prone to wait too long before
it scrutinizes the things it is called on to
punish; and it is a fault that cries out
for instant correction, which, if attend
ed to, will obviate the necessity for
jut euch extremities a this poor young
fellow is up against, to the utter ruin
of his life and hopes.
In the Circuit Court of the State of
Oregon for the County of Multnomah.
Eleanor Olmsted, plaintiff, v. The
Traders' Insurance Company, et al,
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed has been appointed by tbe above-
entitled court in the above-entitled cause
receiver for the State of Oregon, of the
defendant, The Traders' Insurance Com
pany of Chicago, Illinois, and that by
order of the said court, all persons hav
ing claims against the said defendant,
The Traders' Insurance Company, arising
on policies issued in Oregon, are required
to present the same to the undersigned,
at the address below given on or before
the 31st day of October, 1906, and if not
so presented, the same will not partici
pate in the distribution of the funds of
the said defendant company, in the hands
of the receiver.
Notice is further given, that all re
turn premiums will be computed from
the 6th day of May, 1906, the date of
the insolvency of the said The Traders
Insurance Company .and all policyhold
ers of the said defendant company are
urged to reinsure, if they have not al
ready done so, and to present their claims
properly verified promptly to the receiver
with the surrender f their policies.
Forms for proof of claims may be had
from the receiver of from the former
agents of the company. 1
1 A.E BIRRELL, Receiver.
Address McKay Building, Portland,
Dated June 25, 1906.
BEAOH & SIMON,
Attorney for Receiver.
The Menacing Future of Europe
By LORD AVEBURY (Sir John Lubbock) of England
HE enormous and wasteful military expenditure of Europe
means lower wages, higher prices of tho necessaries of life
and HARDER WORK. It makes life a heavier and for
millions an almost intolerable burden. Who that knows any
thing of the condition of the Russian serfs and artisans can wonder
that they rise in revolution! They are OVERWORKED, UNDER
PAID AND UNDERFED. Recent events, moreover, must leave
bitter memories and furious feeling. The Russian armies have caused
more misery to Russia than all the forces of Japan. Insurrection may
be suppressed by force, but UNLESS THE CAUSES ARE RE
MOVED it will inevitably break out again. t Bayonets are good as
weapons, but not to sit on. ,
The case of Germany is not so bad, but there also the sufferings
and hard condition of the working classes, sufferings which cannot be
reduced as long as tho present expenditure is maintained, are leading
to a rapid development of socialism. .
Socialism, I fear, would only AGGRAVATE THE EVIL, but
it is the protest of the masses against their hard lot Unless something
is done the condition of the poor in Europe will grow worse and worse.
It is no use shutting our eyes. Revolution may not come soon, not
probably in my time, BUT COME IT WILL
AND WHEN IT DOES COME THERE WILL BE AN EXPLOSION
8UCH A8 THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN.
If the monarchs of Europe .are to retain their thrones and if we are
to maintain peace, European statesmen must devise some means of
fostering better feelings and DIMINISHING THE BURDENS
which now press so heavily on the springs of industry and aggravate so
terribly the unavoidable troubles of life.
Life insurance companies are to a great extent the savings banns
of the people and should by legislation be placed under as strict sur
veillance as national banks, and the misappropriation or embezzlement
of funds by their officials should be declared to be a felony PUNISH
ABLE BY IMPRISONMENT in the penitentiary.
IF WARRANT CAN BE FOUND IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
UNITED 8TATE8 FOR 8UCH LEGISLATION BY THE GENERAL
GOVERNMENT, OF WHICH THERE IS GRAVE DOUBT, IT SHALL
RECEIVE MY SUPPORT. '
The Wonderful Qualities
Of the Japanese
By President CHARLES W. ELIOT of Harvard
nAT shall we say of the yellow race ? Recently in New
York an attempt was made to draw a clear cut distinction.
The labor orators denounced the Chinese and Japanese,
implying that these races were physically, mentally and
morally differentiated from us in such a degree that THEY COULD
NOT BE LIVED WITH, and all we want to know about a race is,
Can we live with it ? A minister who had long lived in China replied
that that nation had produced a high civilization when the ancestors
of every man in the room were living in fur clothing in the wilder
. . . t . .
We have had an excellent opportunity to see what the Japanese are
like, and I wonder if there is any one who, will venture to assert that
they are inferior to us MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY OR MOR
ALLY. See what an exhibition they have given us in physical
strength and power in their mastery of the art of war. They actually
taught the English how Jo fight a naval battle,. No fleet in tho world
ever made such INTELLIGENT. PREPARATIONS for battle as
the surgeons of Togo's fleet. And witness the intellectual insight in
the conduct of the struggle and the moral qualities in its conclusion.
Yet we have the insolenee to conceive of exaludin Japanese from this,
country because of their inferiority.
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