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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA; OREGON.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER , .ifl.
Published Daily Except Monday by
Tli, J. S. BELLINGER wOMPANT.
By mail, per year
By carrier, per month.
B, nail, per year, in adraDca. .11.00
Entmd aa meoni-eUm mitf July
M 1S0S, at the poaloOto at AMurta. ur.
con, aoacr w act ot toofmn m muw .
IV OnWi for th drttwmnjr of Tbi Moan
am to MlMr nMM or piao 01
Mr b mad br poaul omrd or
UirwMth tab bono. Any InwjruUrttjr la do
Hwry thou Id bo -awdlatoly reported to lb
office of pubUoktioa.
TELEPHONE MAIN Mi.
ORlelal caper of ClfcUop county and
ago; and he will nut be MtflpJ with
low. She invoked the bet men ami
mind in her midst, and did it In ample
time for rnH tlii fall,' and die is
existing thone riU. We do not
believe lie U to be tliappoimrd, either.
That four splendid teamship should
hare gone ashore almost in a group in
the mid-Pacific in the brief period of
sixty days, vessels wboe masters have
been traversing those lines of navigation
safely and successfully for years past,
indicates the existence of new currents
of tremendous force in operation there
about, and it is morally certain the fed
eral hydrographic service will soon di
vine the trend, impetus and origin of the
troublesome agencies and chart the same
so that the volume of disaster shall
be reduced to the minimum. That it
is an anti-earthquake influence and due
to the recent vast eruptive forces on
this hemisphere, is conceded at all scien
tific sources now, and it only remains
for the governments of the world to
take full and final note of the fearful
conditions and place the facts before
the men who have to contend with them
on the high eas to the west of ns.
Whatever the trouble is, it is likely to
make some wide divergencies in the old
familiar lines pursued by the tran-Pad
fie bottoms and caue some wonderfuly
close study by those men who "go down
to the sea in ships."
0 EDITORAL SALAD. 0
Clinton Merrick, of Koret City. la..
known in Iowa as the "king of bache
lor," is chairman of the old bache
lor' committee which has called a con
vention of old bachelors and maids at
Forest City, Iowa, on July 25, to nom
imtte a full flute ticket to run on
race suicide platform, which will de
clare that too many babies are being
born, ami that a shortening of the baby
supply would be good for the country
The Snob In
By H. C MARRIOTT WATSON. Enftlth Author
The lo on the Palace Hotel building
at San Franciwo ha been adjiutted at
Wi02,610. This is more than the in
surance companies will have to pay, for
the total insurance of the building was
only fl.2u5.0n0. It beinjr a total loss
therefore a liability of a trifle over I
million and a quarter will be dintrib
uted among ninety-eight companies im
volved in the loss. This is i,l to have
been the largest to upon a -ingle risk
ever adjusted in this country.
Did you ever stop to think that when
business man look for a clerk that
he does not hunt for the youth who
talks "say," uses slang, smokes cigar
ettes or taps beer kesrs! Ther look
for the boy who is neat m appear
ance, gentlemanly in his actions, clean
in hU talk and courteous to those whom
he meets. Although you may think no
one watches you. or knows your charac
ter, it is safe to ar that there is not
buines man in town but who knows
the character of every boy in it. If yon
wish to become a useful man, it is yon
and you alone that must accomplish it.
LCTOCKACV applb snobbery ALWAYS.
which has established itself on top alwnvt will receive def
erence from the class which is struggling up to gain idmi
sum to those rtnka. There is no hope of admission to
hem without monev. and hence PLUTOCKACY
AIEAXS SNOBBERY. As we are the most plutocratic nation in
Europe, we are also the most snobbish. If one winhed to bo amiable
one might plead that the enob u bv way of being an idealist He re
veres a sK'ial status which he does not possess. In comparison with
certain other failings characteristic of other nations than ours our na
tional weakness may be considered venial. Snobbishness is not crime.
But, on the other hand, it ia one of the moet offensive properties to
the superficial eye of the observer of social life.
Modern Solvent for Rf movln Paint aud Yarnlfh
THIS IS A PERFECT REMOVER. HAS HO BAD ODER
Wilt HOT DISCOLOR "ANY" WOOD; .CONTAINS HO
CHEMICALS AND WILL NOT INJURE THE HANDS.
A NON-ABSORBENT, SANITARY COMPOSITION FOR IUUNQ FLOOR
jyjjui - . CRACKS, ETC, "
D. F. ALLEN 8IS0N
NEW STORE COR. ttth AND BOHD STREETS. '
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
JOHN FOX. Pres.
r L MStlOF. gamtftr)
NVlaon Trou., Vlce-Prrs. and Hunt.
AHT0K1A BAVIN08 IUKK.Iwm
Designers and Manafactoreri of
TH E LATTvHT IM rilOV ED f . ,
Byron of Moore, "dearly loves a lord." YOUR SNOB DEARLY fonnlnP hhchfafrV Marine Fitting and Mhtl
tieiau in ms cnaracier, lor no naa
ASTORIA'S SUPREME ADVANTAGE.
Whatever of delay and disappointment
and defeat, Astoria, may be, (and has
been) called upon to face in her develop
ment as a seaport, she has always, and
forever, the supreme advantage of her
real and ready locale. All the tricks
of commerce, all the passing foibles of
politics, all the jealousy, the contention,
the achievements of her neighbors can
not rob her of the commanding posi
tion she occupies at the gateway of
the northwest. What of baffling agen
cies she has had to face in the past,
none have been able to discredit her
pre-eminence in point of nearness and
advantageous qualities that make for
marine mastery; and it is the trump
card in the game of commerce; it must
be called some day; an dwhen she plays
it, there will be no room for interference
from any city, town, or section of the
state, to gainsay the winning she will
make. We can wait yet awhile for the
tor-depths that are to be the lucky turn
in the great game, and the compensation
will far outstrip the negative losses
of her interminable patience, pluck and
IN SEVENTY DAYS.
The people of this city are expecting
something very far in advance of the
present organic law of Astoria at the
hands of the present charter commission
and there are yet seventy days in which
that body may formulate the new doc
trine of municipal administration and
present it for popular approval.
The work of charter-building is no
child's play; it is a task, which, if well
done, warrants the grateful considera
tion of every property owner and citizen,
since it is the sole reliance and guide
in the development of the city commer
cially, politically and socially, and makes
or mars the future as it shall furnish
or deny the legal predicates upon whicli
that progress is urged. TJuder the pre
sent conditions Astoria looks hopefully
for an up-to-date la wthat will make
for expansion and permit the doing of
things that should have been done long
Agriculturists are watching with
intense interest the development of
the process claimed to have been dis
covered in Norway of extracting ni
trogen from the atmosphere by me
chanical and chemical means and uti
lizing Jt for tbe manufacture of nitrate
fertilizers since it will mean unlim
ited quantities of fertilizing material at
low cost. The next important advance
will be the devising of a method which
a Massachusetts man is working on,
of uing water for fuel that is, of
course decomposing it and applying the
oxygen, which forms eight-ninths of its
weight, to assist in the processes of
To millions of people news of the
loss by sinking of the island of Juan
Fernandez off the Chillian coast during
the recent eathquake, will cause a
sense of personal loss, for the island
was made famous by Daniel Defoe, the
uthor, as the scene of the romantic
story of Robinson Crusoe, a story dear
to all readers, both young and old.
The story is not wholly a work of
fiction, as it was based on the adven
tures of an English privateersman,
named Alexander Selkirk, with whom
Defoe became acquainted after he had
been rescued from his long residence
on the island. The story first appeared
in the London Post in 1719 as a serial.
Uncle Sam's dinner pail is full and
overflowing and filling other people's
dinner pails. Exports and imports for
the year just fell short of ?3,000,000,-
000, the actual amount being $2,960,000.
Tnrrc t T Ann r . . .
x.o . iAmL. xsui taat is a
a perfect social code by which he diwU hU life. Ho has been in ex
istence so long now that he has organized himself. He has become
almost respectable by reason of his antiquity. And his opinions and
ideals have obtained currency in all clasps of the community. Thev
have tainted the once independent ami autocratic views of the aris
tocracy. However stupid the aristocracv misrht be, it at least devel
oped its own ideals and habits in former da vs. TODAY IT HAS
ACCEPTED THE TRADITIONS OF THE SXOB.
To tbe snob (and through him to the Enplih social world ceuer-
ally) it is essential to have gone to a public school. One recalls Di
Maurier's picture of Sir Gorgius ili las regretting he had not had tin
advantages of Eton to the duke, and his grace in turn regretting thn?
he had. The public school has been taken over bv the snob. In the
famous Victorian days there were pursuits definitely barred to "cen
tlemen, who must either enter army or navy or become barrister or
parson or doctor if in want of a profession. Hut changing times have
changed all that, although the snob still has his preferences. The;,
professions are the "safest;" THEY CONVEY RESPECTA
BILITY. The 6nob remains with as with certain altered characteristic.
Once he aspired to reach an aristocracy which was by no meum
founded on wealth, and his aim was thus NOT WHOLLY IGNO
BLE. But the wealth of the middle class has contaminated society,
and the old ideals have been supplanted by the new ideal of money.
Plutocracy reigns supreme and unashemed in London society, and
the snob no longer merely loves a lord; HE LOVES A WEALTHY
If one is to judge by the papers, London society is made tip of
Americans and continentals. Occasionally Enclish names annenr. In
0 -it r
the cosmopolitan element bulks largest in importance. The eosmo
politanisn of society only became possible by reason of the r"' I!"
pushes his way in, and the social circles which once would have
shut ngainet him open to receive him warmly. The PLUT0CKA7
is master of the situation and is beginning ti dictate term.
IT IS HE NOW (OR SHE) WHO GRZZZS IXZZT-CXOEUT 0?U
I0N3 AND STARTS NEW FA2HION3 kV.j CllvlLY IMFCCIS
HIS (OR HER) WILL. ON SOCIETY.
. Complete Cannery Outfits FurnbluJ.
CORRESPONDENCE SOlXITf D Fool of Fount) Mil.
F. A. BORCHEST, Prop.
D. J. CUMMINS, Mgr.
PARKER HOUSE BAR
CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS
Parker House 9th and Astor
C. F. WISE, Prop.
Cholca Win, Llquori
Hot Lunch at all Boars
, Marchanti Lunch From
11:30 a. n. to 1:34 p jt,
Carnar Elertnt h and Commercial
: THE UNION GAS ENGINE COMPANY
ahe could," h more blewd than
world's applause bestowed upon
Alfred Mosely, a wealthy Englishman,
avg American boj- are brighter than
English boy. He does not appear to
know why. One of the chief reason
why young America U bright i because
it tipa tbe cap to no squire, squireling
or other condescending man. And, in
addition to this he may find by listen-
000. But tbe exports far outran in j inK t0 tDe conversation of Uncle Sam'g
magnitude the imnorts. the exeeta ofiong ana aaugnter mat eacti and ev
tbe former bein'' $.517.,000,000. This ia
magnificent trade balance in favor of
the United States and excels that of
any other nation in the world. All
parts of the country contributed to
the great whole. The south sent its
millions' worth of cotton and the west
sent its corn and wheat, while the east
sold vast quantities of manufactured
materials or mineral products.
There is a great difference between
home-maker and a home-keeper.
There are women who are good home-
makers and failures as home-keepers.
In the flush of excitement incident to
forming a new. home, it is a pleasant
task to arrange furniture. Everything
is new and the housekeeper has little
to do aside from suggesting the proper
place for each article; and it is with
pride she looks upon her home, be it
ever Co humble. This is especially true
when an appreciative husband gives his
earnest approval of every suggestion,
but as the years go on the woar and tear
incident to use is plainly to be seen,
and then the battle begins that discour
ages so many housekeepers. Faded
carpets, tarnished furniture meet her
eyes. Vigilance gives place to indiffer
ence; discouragement takes the place
of determined effort; the home Is neg
lected and the homemnker is no longer
homekeeper. This is the crucial fact that
tests a woman'a fidelity to duty. Many
die with an uncrowned life work, but
God'g benediction. "She has done what I
ety one has a towering ambition; not
one is satisfied to stay in a particular
claag if he or he can see a way of
TWO SERIOUS FIRES.
KEW YORK, Sept. 19,-Two fires
early today, one in a building on West
Broadway, adjoining the Cosmopolitan
hotel, the other in a six-story flat house
in Ilarlem, caused a loss of $50,000,
droves the guests from the hotel in
alarm and witnessed some gallant res
cues from the flat house by firemen.
The building adjoining the hotel was
occupied by manufacturing firms. Their
loss ig $30,000.
The flat house, located at Amster
da mavenue and 125th street, was swept
by fire from cellar to roof. The ten
antg hastily aroused from sleep, in
many instanceg found escape cut off
and fled to the fire escapes. The fire
men rescued a dozen persons from dan
gerous positions. Several person were
burned or gtiffered from shock and had
to be cared for by ambulance doctors,
who were called to the scene.
PROSPECT OF SETTLEMENT.
Strike on Wabash Road May Be Set
CHICAfiO, .Sept. 1!).-While the pros
pect of an early settlement of the Wa
bash Railroad strike developed yester
day, another road the Chicago flreat
western became involved in a similar
labor controversy and its repair shops
at Oclwein, Iowa, were crippled by a
strike of boiler makers.
The other employes of the' Orent
Western's mechanical department are
ready to go out as soon as contrncts
under which the men are working have
expired. The machinists and black
smiths have served notice on the of
ficials of the road that failure to meet
demands for an increase in wages will
result in a general walkout, extending
over the entire system.
It wag said at the Chicago headquar
ters of the Machinists' Union that the
strike on the Great Western has no
direct connection with the Wabash
strike, except that it ig part of a gen
eral move of the railroad mechanics to
secure better pay. Only fifty boiler
makers were taken out by the strike or
der, but between 400 and 500 men may
become involved later.
Marine and Stationary Gas and Caioline Engines.
WE ARE ROW FILLING ORDERS
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US FOR PRICES AND ILLUSTRATED
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E F. P. Kendall, General Sales Agent,
mil.-i 6a-66 Front St., Portland, Ort. '.
J. Q. A. BOWLBT, President.
0. I. PETERSON', Vice-President
RANK PATTON, Cashier.
J. W. GARNER, Assistant CasbJar.
Astoria Savings Bank
Capital J-aid in iioooi), Hnrplua and Undivided Pronta S.18.0H0.
IrHRiaeUa Geueral Banking Bmlnwu. tntereit Paid on Time Depoaiw
You are wasting your time If you
are waiting for nature to do all the
work. Everybody needs a little help,
so does nature; assist her by taking a
course of Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea. Tea or Tablets, 35 cents. For sale
by Frank Hart.
Plumb cheeks, flushed with the soft
glow of health and apure complexion,
make all women beautiful. Take a small
dose of Herbine after each meal; it
will prevent constipation and help di
gest what you have eaten. Mrs, Wm.
M. Stroud, Midlothian, Tex., writes, on
May 31, 1001:
"We have used Ilerblne in our fam
ily for eight years and found it the
nest medicine we ever used ior con
stipation, bilious fever and malaria."
Hart's Drug Store. sep
First National Bank of Astoria, Ore.
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