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IATURDAY, DCCCMBIR 1, 1000.
THE MORNING ASTOWA N, ASTORIA, OREGON.
Published Daily Except Monday by
TU ). S. BELLINGER COMPANY.
By mail, per year
By carrier, per mouth.
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Official paper of Clatsop cdhnty and
the City ofAitorla,
Western Oregon Fair, east
Western Washington Fair In
south, probably rain In northern
the docks of Hamburg and Bremen, to
people who are now eating cats and
dogs and goats; or It offered In every
city and village throughout France
and Germany In the form of dressed,
canned, corned or barrelled bet the
product would meet with n grateful
reception from a hungry people,
"Our market for fat native steers
la sustained farlly well because Lon
don plays nn Important hand In that
branch of the trade, but not every
cattle grower can furnish bullocks
J good enough for John Hull; hence the
oueslion of better markets for the
lower-priced sorts becomes a matter
of prime Importance to vastly more
people tha nare Interested In the
A BLACK YEAR.
By way of railway and marine dis
asters, floor, Are, famine and mine hor
rors, earthquakes and criminal violence
In every conceivable form, 1906 seems
to be making the star record of the
young century. May the tide of suf
fering, loss and untoward death turn
with the dawn of the new year, and
give mankind surcease from the
dreary volume now encompassing the
world. Of a certainty, there Is always
the happy old standard of the super
abudance of good to measure down the
dismal record of the year, but in the
holocaust of evil very few of ua ever
think to -use it. The rule of the times,
as we have known them, has always
been that the blessings have Invar
iably discounted the burdens of life,
and we believe most people are willing
to nourish the comfortable calcula
tion; so, black as the year has been,
there Is ample of light and hope and
peace and comfort and cheer, to counter-balance
Its sum of wretchedness. '
, NURSING THE GRIEVANCE.
The colored people of the country
have a genuine grievance. To the
normal negro this is an unqualified
blessing; without a grievance he is at
a distinct loss. Of course, the edu
cated colored man or woman is able
to make due estimate of such af
flictions and to treat them as other
people do, with honest common-sense,
forbearance and philosophy; but the
ordinary ignorant, un-aspiring, every
day negro, simply revels in the pos
session of a real affliction, especially
It It is some one else's. Those who
know the race in its real simplicity,
are aware of this foible and usually
treat it with kindly consideration, and
not with unfeeling contempt
The outcome of the present over
wrought tension among the blacks In
the matter of the discharge of the
three colored regiments from the
United States army, depends largely
on the good sense of the leaders
among the race. If their counsel is
moderate and sensible and they do
not use their place and influence to
stir up the excitable and unreasoning
nature of their followers, the whole
matter will die down and become a
thing of the past, but if they employ
their talents and prerogatives, to urge
resentment, retaliation and reslstence,
they, and the race, are doomed to bit
terer disappointment than they have
ever known before. The white people
of America " are not the enemies of
the negro in any sense, when the ne
gro is orderly, law-abiding and quiet,
but they know the negro to the core,
have borne a vast deal from him, and
will not take patiently to undue de
mands, and not at all to threats. The
negro is no better than the white mar.,
and the white man has his own In
finite burden of troubles to face and
live down, and the black man can do
the same, or take the rest of it, as
It shall come at his own behest.
Alvln H. Sanders, editor of the
Breeder's Gazette and chairman of
the American Reciprocal Tariff League
in opening his address at the recent
live stock conference on foreign mar
kets held at Kansas City, said:
"Live cattle and hogs have been
selling In Germany for a year past at
approximately fifteen cents per pound.
Horse meat and dog sausage enter in
to the daily diet of the people. In
the city of Paris horse steak Is also
regularly handled and frugal house
wives buy legs and wings of chickens
because they cannot afford a whole
fowl or a cut of beef. These two
countries alone have a population of
ninety-nine million people; a large
proportion of whom are now practic
ally meatless. That Is one side of
the picture. What is the reverse?
"Dressed beef is going out of our
Chicago packing houses at an average
price of about 6 cents per pound. A
large supply of ordinary stock daily
crosses the scales in our leading
markets at 13.25 4.E0 per cwt. This
class of cattle while not up to the re
quirements of our Eastern and English
shipping trade would look good' on
It is the hope of every man In Clat
sop county that Sheriff Pomcroy may
be able to reach the Issue of final con
viction in the case of the men who
abused, robbed and murdered John
D. Miller in this county, last week.
The death of the victim is to be de
plored In more ways than one, partic
ularly, that now his evidence as to the
identity of the foul hounds that be
set him, will not be available. The
testimony must, of necessity, be pure
ly circmstantial, yet the hope Is not
vain, that it may be so clear and
damning as to warrant the imposition
of a life sentence of Imprisonment It
was a foul and miserable crime and
merits the utmost rigor of the law.
Good luck to the sheriff and every of
ficer who has part and parcel n the
work of reprisal against the merciless
men who did the deed.
THOSE FIFTEEN AMENDMENTS.
The idea of calling a public meeting
for the discussion of the fifteen new
amendments to the charter of Astoria,
Is a good one, though it goes without
saying that anything like general dis
cussion could not be had at a single
session; there would have to be ad
journed meetings, and we doubt if the
popular Interest would hold out for
very many. It is the rule of munici
pal life now-a-days to remain Indif
ferent to all such matters until the
hour of reaction comes after the laws
have been enacted. It Is one of the
follies of the times. We shall be glad
to see an Intelligent review of the
amendments in an open mass-meeting
and will do all possible to further
the attainment of a right and whole
some conception of the pending meas
ures in the public mind.
THAT $10,000 MONUMENT.
Let every ClatRop citizen take a hand
in influencing Congress, through Ore
gon's senators at Washington, in be
half of that modest appropriation for
the erection of a monument on the
site of Fort Clatsop, in this county.
It Is essential that all should do what
they may to emphasize the deep in
terest felt here in the historic spots
for which this county should be fa
mous. The Chamber of Commerce, all
the civic and fraternal bodies, the
very school-children and their teach
ers; everybody with a living Interest
In the city, county and state, and In
the glories of the great past, should
dpvise some method of contributing to
this real, popular cause.
An elephant farm has been started
In Texas, a state Into which the g. 0.
p. elephant has scarcely darvd to ven
There Is some talk of ettabllxhluK a
"model city" near riltsburg. If It I
too near Pittsburg It will not be model
the west. The stage has been remod
eled and made larger, making It poa-
slide to give a much better prmlue
Hon lit the house than In the past.
It takes just one second of time for
electricity to travel 888,000 miles;
greater distance than from the earth
to the moon.
It Is not generally known that the
government has In Its employ a man
who doea nothing all the year around
but kill mountain Hons.
The day has come, and gone; thanks
have been given, if any there were;
we have gratified our appetites; played
our football; have done the sober, and
the foolish thing, Inspired by the oc
casion, and are now ready for the
current affairs of business including
the Interrupted deal whereby we hope
to best our neighbor and accumulate
something to be grateful for next year.
As a holiday, Thanksgiving Day Is
quite a success.
The Wankee cigarette trust are seek
ing to capture the whole of the world's
cigarette leaf. The TurklBh govern
ment la fighting them now.
The United States will. In future
wars, put a metni tag around me
neck of each soldier to ldontlfy them
In case they are killed.
The American hen lays enough eggo
In yenr to reach around the world
fourteen times, and even then she
could rest long enough to fly around
Sumatra growa the largest flower In
the world. It measures a yard and
three Inches across, and its cup will
hold six quarts of wnter. Rafflesla
Arnoldl is its name.
MACK SWAIN THEATER CO.
"The Mldulght Kxpre" which was
presented at the Astoria Theater last
night by the Swain company, Is
mtiMt Interesting and Motivational mel
odrama and gave the best of vatlsfao
lion to an appreciative, and enthusias
tic audience. The stage vetting were
appropriate and beautiful and the
climax ot the end of the playthe
lllght of the Midnight Kxpress train
was the acme of realism, and posi
tively thrilling, Cora King Swain a
"Bessie Brandon," was, as usual, ex
cellent; Mack Swain, as "Dave Holt,"
proved that he la capable of other
work than comedy; Alf Layr.e was
very good "Richard Kingston";
Bert Frank won the execration of all
for a natural rendition of the rascal
ly "Meredith"; Wm. Hutchinson was
most amusing a the country bump
kin, "liob"; and Geo. Berrell. E. C.
Hunt. Daisy D'Arva and Anna Jor
dan gave excellent portrayals of the
roles assigned them. For the matinee
today 'The Notorious Mrs. Gay- will
be presented and 'The Midnight Ex
press" will be repeated tonight and at
both performances tomorrow. Next
week will be the last of the 8waln
company's engagement here, and there
will be a change of bill every night.
g issm Wm
IN THE CITY THEATERS.
AT THE STAR.
On December S the Taylor Players
will appear In "The Light House by
the Sea." Manager Oevurtx promises
scenic production that will surprise
and please everyone. The piny has
been for several seasons past a big
success and the best critics say It will
continue to be so for a good many
seasons to come. The players are the
best; some of them are known here,
having played this city at different
times. As they have been together
for a year and are accustomed to
each other, they are In a position to
give the most artistic and finished
performance of any stock company in
Made Happy foe Life.
Great happiness cam Into the homo
of S. C. Blair, school superintendent,
at 8t Alban's, West Virginia, when
his little daughter waa restored from
tha dreadful complaint he names. IU
saya; "My little daughter had St Vi
tus Dane, which yielded to no treat
ment but grew steadily worse until
at a last resort wo tried Electric Bit
ters; and I rejolco to say, three' bot
tles effected a complete cure." Quick,
sure cure for nervous complaints, gen
eral debility, female weaknesses, Im
poverished blood and malaria. Guar
anted by Cha. Roger' drug Mora.
la most homes there U I room without
proper heating facilities to My nothing;
of chilly hallway. Bvta though the
bett ot your stoves or furnace should be
Inadequate to wra the whole bout there
need not be one cold spot if you iuvt
(Equipped wttk Smokclcu Dcvtc)
It HS beet room In no time and will ktt It rm tad coir. Opt
ted at easily tt t lamp and perfectly sal. Wick cannot be turned
too alt a at too low. Give no took, or small became fitted
with unique smoktle device. U be curled shout,
which caoaot be dont with an ordinary stove. The
Perfection Oit Heater superior to aU other oil
better and it an ornament to any home. Made in
two ftniah to nickel tad Japan. Brtat oil fount beau
tifully tmboMtd. Holds lour quarts of oil tad buroe
nine hour. Every beater warranted. If not tt your
dealer'! write nearttt agency for descriptive circular.
TH MPjxrfo f fimfl ',th( ttftet and beet
XaVU 1X11 1 1 P. 11. round household
lamp. Made of brat throughout
and nickel-plated. Equipped with latest improved
burner. Every lamp warranted. Aa ornament to any
room whether library dining-room, parlor or bed
room. Writ to nearttt sgrocy If not at your dVaUr'e,
STANBAJH) OIL COMPANY
"A dangerous surgical operation, In
olWng the removal of a malignant ul
cer, as Jargt aa my hand, from my
daughter! hip, waa prevented by tha
application of Bucklen't Arnica
Salve," says A. C. Stlckel. of Miletus,
W. Va. "Persistent use of the Salve
completely cured If Cure Cuta,
Burns, and Injuries. !6o at Chan.
The Art of Fine Plumbing
hat progressed with the development of the science of
sanitation and wc have kept
pc with the Improvements.
Iltva you J Or It your bathroom et c u"
tha? old taahluMd, unhealthy kij&U I
If jroo ttt itffl wing the closed In"
fixture of tea year ago, it wouM he vu!
to remove them tnd Install In their itn i,
aaowy white tnstted Porcelain Enam
eled Ware, of whi'h we hve simple
(displayed In our showroom. Let us quote
you price. ISuttnted catalogue free.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 30 AND DECEMBER 1
Gilbert and Sullivan's Comic Opera
Trial By Jury"
M. E. Robinson, Director.
Auspices Astoria Public Library
CA8T OF CHARACTERS.
Plaintiff Miss Grace Rannels
Counsel Frank Spittle
: Judge Frank Carnahan
Defendant James Johnson
'Foreman of Jury F. L. Bishop
Usher Jas. Vernon
Bridesmaids, Jurymen, Spectator,
Chorus, Ladies Quartettes
24 YOUNG -LADIES IN
Star Spangled Banner Drill
Reserved seats, 75 cents; general admission, B0 cents; children, 25 cents,
Seats on sale after Wednesday at Box Office.
), A. Montgomery, Astoria.
J. Q. A. BOWLBY, President.
D. I. PETERSON, Vic President,
RANK PATTON, CatWer.
J. W. GARNER, AeaUtaot Cashier.
Astoria Savings Bank
Capital Paid In 110000, (.orpins an Undivided Profli W,0M
TraBMMta a General Banking Kualnwu. iDlermt Paid on Time Dupoaito
A STOMA, OREGON
First National Bank of Astoria, Ore.
It. E. ELVEICS, Mgr.
TheHack Swai n Theater Co.
Today at 3, the Funny Farce Comedy
"The Notorious Mrs. Gay
Prices, 10c and 25c.
Tonight at 8:15 the sensational comedy drama
4THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
Prices, i5c, 25c and 35c.
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7 7 I i ,
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Good Sample Room on the Ground Floor
for Commercial Men
IL B. PARKER. E. P. PARKER,
FIRST CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT
Free Coach to the Houa
Bar and Billiard Room
Good Check Restaurant
The new artistic window deco
ration. A substitute for stained
glass at one twentieth the cost
B, F. ALLEN 0 SON
NEW STORE COR. nth AND BOND STREETS.
THE ASTORIAN 60c per month.