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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
SUNDAY, AUGUST J, 1900.
Published Daily by
XII J. & DELLINGE3 COMPA5Y.
By mail, per tut 97X0
By maO, per month .10
By carrier, per month .15
B mitt, per yew, In adTanc..1.00
Entered m jeeond-dasa matter Jane
SS. 1, at the pottofflc at Astoria, Ore
ton, Mder the act of congress ot March ,
trOnhm for the deUvsnnjr ot Tb Morm
aakwmutx to eithr rarideoce or place ot
busiaeai ay be made by postal card or
ttpoogh teleohona. Any lrrejruUrlty in de
li rery abould be immediately reported to the
office of publioaUoo.
TELEPHONE MADf Mi.
Offlelat paper of Clfctsop county and
the City of Astaria.
DOWIE DOWN AND DONE.
When is a suffering world to hear the
last of that miserable humbug, fake and
fraud. Dowiet Ilia. nam and antfc
have Infested the press of the country
until the eye of mankind are weary of
the type that herald him. and nauseated
with the stuff that proclaims him!
there nothing to substitute for this
worn-out barnacle of the fanatico
rvlifsious world? He and hi ilk have oc
ctipitHt me loot-Jignts of press-space
until patience has gone up against its
best limit, and the subscription lists
have felt the squeeze of a sick and in
dulgent patronage. For heaven's sake
chuck the man and his false, farcical
and frumpery relations. The world has
ceased to care one single blinkety blank-
blunk about him, and will be grateful
for a paper that appear without
mention of him and his affairs.
0 ' ' "
Fair; northwesterly winds.
' GOOD CHEER AND ENERGY.
Let everyone of the committeemen in
charge of the forthcoming regatta, go
to the meeting at the Flavel building
this evening with an open purpose of
accomplishing all there is to do by way
of making the twelfth annual regatta a
jim-dandy from beginning to end. There
is much to dot and less time than usual
to do it, but that need make no differ
ence; all that can be made up in activity
and quick dealing in the interests of the
festival there are ample funds, practi
cally $5000, to do with; and a little
cheerfulness will go an immense way in
perfecting the task ahead. Discourag
ing comment and half-hearted actions
are not wanted, nor needed. It is up to
the city to do her best, now that she has
ordained the holding of the regatta; and
those charged with the performance of
the work must have the cheery good
will of all concerned. Grouch and suc
cess are not synonimous terms, espec
ially in a matter that demands the
spontaneity and energy of the public,
therefore, get in, all hands, and make it
a ringer, a buster, a hot show, any old
thing but a failure!
The cigarette has at last become a
thing of importance in the business life
of the country; it has become a stand
ard for measuring the men who use it,
and the result is inimical to the man;
and beneficial to the business, by keep
ing him out of it. This is just as it
should be. A man paltry enough to
yield to the miserable little smoke
stick, is too paltry to handle anything
larger. It is an apt standard, and a
reliable. And in thus affording an exact
criterion for the ascertainment of a
man's general calibre, it has done the
only thing to its credit in all its fool
A REAL FOOL FOLLY.
Up in Butte there is a miners' union;
a certain miner belongs to this union;
he has not and will not pay his dues;
the union endeavors to collect from him,
and fails, utterly; a committee of five
from the union waits upon the general
manager of the mines, and demands that
the delinquent be discharged; the mana
ger absolutely refuses to discharge the
man; the committee insists and becomes
obstreperous; the manager closes the
matter by discharging the five committee-men
from the employ of the com
pany; the committee reports back, and
the mining world thereabout goes on a
strike at an hour's notice; they take
with them practically 5000 men. Is
there anything quite so assinine in the
records of strikes!
"IT'S AN ILL WIND, ETC."
Hill and Harriman have another fierce
quarrel afoot, with the Milwaukee in
terests deeply involved. They are at
it hammer and tongs and somebody is
going to benefit largely by the contest
that rages between these giants. If it
only results in the quickening of the
northshore projects and the utilization
of the mouth of the Columbia as a
terminal, this city and country will
gladly hail the cause, abet the row, and
add what fuel it may. May good for
tune speed all such fallings-out as
COTTON SEED OIL.
During the discussion of the pure few J
bill in congress it was pretty well es
tabhshed that about all the '"pure olive
oil sold in thi country is nothing but a
highy refined oil of cotton seed. A pro
vision was therefore inserted in the bill
that hereafter this "refined olive oil"
should pass under its own honest name
of cotton seed. This wa opposed on
the ground that it would hurt one of
the south's great industries; but Mr.
Slaydon, of Texas, very sensibly thought
othewise. Says the telegraph report
'1 cannot take that view," said Mr.
Slaydon. "Cotten seed oil is an honest,
wholesome product and has merit enough
to stand on its own inherent worth.
Certainly we ought not to foster the
trade by telling lies about it. It should
be sold for what it is, and if it is as
good as we think it is, it will soon be
established on a higher phine as a food
production that it has ever bad and will
command a better price. But whether
it is or not, I want to see square dealing
in food and drink, and for more than
200,000 Texans I declare here and now
that we want no trade based on dis
honesty in weight, measure or quality."
SUMMER RESORTS CONDEMNED.
Rev. Modison C. Peters of the Church
of the Epiphany in New York, declares
that the so-called summer resorts are
the worst places in the world, veritable
hotbeds of sin and sinks of iniquity.
"I dare not trust myself to describe
the things which may be seen in our
summer hotels where wealth abounds
and beauty smiles. The harvest which
will be gathered from summer drinking
will be ruined homes, broken hearts, de
stroyed hopes, dishonored lives, tor
mented souls cheerless graves and an
undone eternity. If I could make you
see the harvest which will come from
the summer sowing it would make your
hair rise, your breath catch, your blood
chill and would call forth your deepest
commiseration on behalf of the victims
and rouse your just indignation against
the social custom which produces such
LOST RIVERS OF THE WEST
Mysterious Streams that Disappear in the Earth, Leav
ing Man to Guess Whither Their Waters do.
O EDIT0RAL SALAD. O
Happiness is brave just as gloom Is
cowardly. It has been said that with
the right amount of faith we might
move mountains. Surely we can move
the mountains of despondency from our
lives and erect in its place the temple
A woman's paper claims to have
found out why there are so few dancing
men. I he modern girl, it explains, is so
fine and so large that those who should
be her partners cease to be dancing men
for very shame, fearing to look ridicu
lous beside her.
Woman has made great progress in
the matter of asserting her rights. But
she has a long road to travel yet be
fore she comes into her own. There ap
parently are still too many men who
will want to do all the talking.
Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish and Harry
Lehr of Newport, R. L, are to give a
paryt and the ladies and gents will
dance attired in bathing suits, it is said.
The dresses will be long and the sleeves
short. "Hully gee."
The first dollar Mr. Sage made when
a boy he saved. Compound the Sage
fate of interest on that dollar for 75
years and see how easy it is to get rich.
A Philadelphia court has decided that
a love letter can not be probated as a
will. It is clear that in such productions
the sound and disposing mind is entirely
Mr. Sage was probably prudent in
turning over the job of giving to another
member of the family. It was not his
Throughout his long life, Russel Sage
saved on the average about $1,000,000
a year for a rainy day, which takes the
record from Noab;
By FREDERICK ORDWAY,
X TI1K American continent there
are no natural phenomena of
more mysterious and fascinating
interest than the lost river of
the West. These hide and seek streams
as a rule head in mountainous areas
and rush downward into bowl-like val
ley, where they Incontinently vanish.
Some of them reappear, miles from the
vanishing point, while others are lost
forever ami no man knows what be
comes of their waters.
The tlmrs of the valleys into which
they How generally are comparatively
level and are built up of lose sands and
gravels, washed down from rocky and
forest-clad slopes, which absorb the
water and through which it percolates
slowly beneath the surface. When the
slow-moving underground current en
counter an obstruction as it often does,
in the shape of a liatuiul dyke or the
rocky rim of the lower end of the valley,
the water is forced to the surfaco and
the stream is born again.
Thus the Santa Anna River in Cali
fornia sinks in the wash above Redlands.
ries to the surf aw above Bunker Hill
'dike. sinks below it, rises from River-
ide to Bedrock Canyon below El Kineon,
inks iu the wash above Santa Aim,
and finally partly ri-es aeaiu in the
large peat land springs above Talbert
The Sao Gabriel and Los Angeles rivers
dxliibit) t!he same characteristics, but
disappear and reappear less often in
their much shorter courses to the sea.
At some points these sunken river flow
for a long distance, a wide stratum of
impervious material where the water
is under considerable pressure. When
wells are driven through this stratum
an artesian flow results. The discovery
of this fact added many thousands of
acres to the cultivated area of California
most of which is in oranges, lemons.
grapes, and other higli-priceu products.
Another peculiar stream is the De
schutes, which drains a large area in
Central Oregon. It is known to hydro-
graphers all over the world for the ex
traordinary regularity of its flow
throughout the year. This is accounted
for by the porus lava formation, which
constitutes a portion of the drainage
area, and which is especially prominent
here the headwater tributaries leave
the foothils of the Cascades. Successive
flows of lava, ruptured, fractured, and
fissured by convulsions of nature, ex
tend over many miles of this region.
When the streams encounter this sheet
of lava they are taken up by the sponge
like material, and disappear from sight,
passing beneath and through the lava,
and finally emerging through dark cav
erns and deep canyons into the main
This wonderful lava bed is nature's
regulator. It swallows up the floods
that come down the steep slopes. It
absorbs the rains and snows, and then
releases them slowly through a filter
miles and miles in length, into the river
channel. There are no turbid floods in
the Descheutes. In fact there are no
floods at all. Day after day and year
after year its flow is uniform, and its
waters sparkling and clear. For this
reason it is probably the finest trout
stream in America.
New Mexico also has a truant stream,
the Rio Membres, It drains many miles
of mountain country in the southern
part of the teritory, and for a time is
a stream of importance. Then, as if tired
of existence, it flows out upon the plains
near Deming and is lost forever, swal
lowed up in the loose sand and gravel.
The Pecos, too, is a truant at times,
and seeks seclusion beneath the surface,
coming up miles below in artesian
springs of great volume and (low.
Ages ago when the earth was young,
the great Snake river plain in Idaho,
now a scene of utter desolation, was
a semi-tropical garden. Countless
sterns crsed it. and lengtUwisJ
through it flowed the mighty Snake. I
the forest primeval and over the verdure
clad plains roamed the mastndon, the
mammoth, the camel a queer kind of
horse and many other kinds of pro
historic animals. e know all this t
be true by. reason of the discovery of
the remains of these extinct animals
iu the recent exevation made at Men
A great catastrophe overwhelmed this
valley. On seven different otxwaloii
the lofty Tetons, which frome its east
ern boundary, and which were then
active volcanoes, erupted and poured
forth a sea of lava which swept down
ward and eastward, covering the beau
tiful valley with a blanket of fiery liquid
more than 800 feet thick, In the data
clasm all the teeming life was auiiihil
ated. ltie rivers were burned up and
their channel obliterated,
The Snake river cut it way through
the lava sheet, carving for itself one of
the most wonderful canyons in the Vet
other streams from the south persisted
and finally joined the parent stream. On
the north the river encountered the wall
of lava, but did not cut through it. It
is a striking hydrographic feature of
the valley that for hundreds of mile
not a river crosses it from the north.
Among the streams which flow south
ward from the range of suow-cappod
mountains on the northern edge of the
valley two are especially interesting,
the Big and little Lost rivers. In that
long ago before the mountain belched
forth fire these rivers formed an 1m
portant tributary to the Snake, but
the channel was obliterated by sucwi
sive layers of lava which flowed over it.
Today the floods of these river flow
for a short distance on the surface of
the plain and then disappear in fissures.
crevices, or in the ofter and looser
formations. Both are truly lost rivers,
It is more than a hundred miles from
where they lose themselves In the lava
to the canyon of Snake River. Yet It is
believed that a part of the waters of
these rivers, parsing through subterra
nean channels hundreds of feet below
the surface, finally reach their former
confluent. Shepherds and herdsmen who
graze their1 flocks and herd in winter
on this broad plain have long Insisted
that several place where there were
yawning chasms in the lava the rushing
waters could be heard distinctly.
Further evidence of the soundness of
this theory is found in the huge springs
which break out along the northern walls
of Snake Canyon. One group of these
near the head of Hagerman Valley, is
the most remarkable in the world. They
are known as Thousand Springs. It is
as difficult to describe them as it is to
find words with which to portray
Conceive, if you can, more than half
a mile of precipitous canyon, with black
and frowning face nearly 800 feet high.
Then imagine a thousand geysers gush
ing forth under tremendous pressure,
the water, white with foam, describing
a perfect parabola and then falling sheer
200 feet, to be dashed into spray on the
rocks below. The roar of all these cata
racts is deafening. In the spray which
rises the bright sun paints innumerable
rainbow of indescribable coloring anl
More than 000,000 gallons of water
pours out of fountains every minute in
the year. You can travel for ten miles
down the canyon and never be out of
sight of a dozen waterfalls.
More than half the normal flow of the
river at this point is supplied by these
springs, which have their source prob
ably hundreds of miles to the north,
and which are drawn from some under
ground reservoir beneath the treeless
An old bachelor says that matrimony
is an excellent training school for
women who are ambitious to enter the
President Roosevelt in the near fu
ture may publish for private circulation
a book of Irish poems which he trans
lated from the Gaelic.
Stop That Cough!
When a cough, a tickling or an irrita
tion in the throat makes you feel un
comfortable take Ballard's Horehound
Syrup. Don't wait until the disease has
gone beyond control. Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. Anderson, 354 West Fifth street, Salt
Lake City, Utah, write:
"We think Ballard's Horehound Syrup
the best medicine for coughs and colds.
We have used it for several years; it
always gives immediate relief, is very
pleasant and gives perfect satisfaction."
25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold by Hart's drug
Summer Diarrhoea in Children.
During the hot weather of the summer
months the first unnatural looseness of
a child's bowels should have immediate
attention, so as to check the disease
before it becomes serious. All that is
necessary is afew doses of Chamberlain's
Cholic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy
followed by a dose of Castor oil to
cleanse the system. Rev. M. 0. Stock
land, pastor of the first M. E. Church of
Little Falls, Minn., writes: "We have
used Chamberlain' Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy for several years
and find it a very valuable remedy, es
pecially for summer disorders in chil
dren." Sold by Frank Hart, leading
Italy's national debt is being re
duced at the rate of $50,000,000 a
Best Selection in the City at the Low
Just the Thing for the Floor of Any
Room; Easily Kept Clean
PREPARED WALL BURLAPS
For the Den or Dining Room. Made in
A Large Assortment of Room Mouldings and Plate Rails
B. F. ALLEN 0 SON
The Art of Fine Plumbing
progreued with the development 'of the science of
tanititioa end we hive kept
ptce with the improvement!.
Hive you f Or Ii your bathroom one of
the old fiuhloncd, unhealthy kind I
If you are it IU using the "doted In"
fijturei of ten ycin ago, It would be well
to remove them ind install in their itead,
nowy white "SUatdtrir Porceliln Enim
eled Ware, of which we hsve iimplci
displayed In our ihowroom. Let ui quote
you price, Illustrated catalogue free.
Steam Cleaning and Dying Specialty. Special Attention Civta to Ladlei'
Work. All Work CM for end Delivered.
71 NINTH STREET
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
F L BISHOP. Secretary
Nelson Troytr, Vice-TV, and flopt.
ASTORIA SAVINGS UAKK.Treae
Designers and Manufacturers of
THE LATLdT IMPROVED
Canning Machinery, Marine Engines and Boilers)
Complete Ginnery Outfits Furnijfu J
CORRESPONDENCE SOICITED. 1 1 Foot of Fourth Street.
First National Bank of Astoria, Ore
Q. A. BOWLBY, Preildmt.
I. PETERSON, Vlce-Preldent.
if RANK PATTON, Caihler.
J. W. GARNER, Assistant Cashier.
Astoria Savings Bank
Capitol Paid In 1100,000, Surplus and Undivided Profit 168,000.
Transact a General Banking Business, Interest Paid on Time Deposit
168 Tenth 8trt,
Sherman. Transier Co.
HENIIY 8HERMAN, Manager
Hacks, Carriages-Baggage Checked end Transferred Trucke ard Furniture
Wagon Piano Moved, Boxed and Shipped.
It Is easy to waste enough strength
dodging youi" duties to do them twice
433 Commercial Street
Phone Main 121
USEFUL AND ORNAMENTAL WIRE and
IRON WORK of ALL KINDS. 203 Flander
St, PORTLAND, OR.