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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 190.
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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
Colombia Due Down This Mom-
in for Sin Prtndsco.
SQUARE-RIGGER FLEET OUT
Geo. W. Elder and Alliano Down and
Out, Twenty-four Hours Behind
Thir Schedul.s Elmoe in '
The light-house tender Columbine
hauled alongside the Sanborn coal
dock yesterday morning and the work
of filling her bunkers commenced. In
the meantime her boilers are being
blown down and in a few days she will
be In prime readiness for sea again.
Speaking of coal. Captain Charles
Richardson, of the Columbine, says the
coal situation on the Sound and es
pecially at Seattle is very strenuous;
the local supply there being thousands
of tons behind the demands of the
city, aside from the wants h ibe
"railways and steamers. He says it Is
nothing to see hundreds of carts in line
along the coal-yard fronts awaiting
their chance to take out a part of a
load to the waiting citizens, who pay
them extra for the time involved In
the wait, which brings the cost of the
"black diamonds" pretty nearly paral
lel with that of the white gem. until
bow deeased the most expensive of the
The steamship Geo. w. Elder was
a half hour behind the Alliance In
getting down from Portand last night,
and It Is said these two steamers and
the Wasp played a game of marine
checkers all the way down, crossing
and passing and dropping astern of
each other In the long-drawn effort to
make head-way against the submerg
ing fogs that prevailed all the way
The steamer Alliance came down
from Portland at 5 o'clock last ere-1
cing, just 21 hours behind her sched
ule here, owing to the Impenetrable
fogs that swarmed along her path all
the way down to Cathlamet She had
her cabins full of people, there being
tl on the purser's roster; and her
hold chock-a-block with freight, for
Eureka and Coos Bay points.
Captain Larkin. of the steamer Un
dine, reports the fog on the Columbia
yesterday as about the worst of this
season. He says it is no wonder the
ocean-goers were I hours getting
down here, and he knows a fog when
he runs Into one.
The four-masted "boat" reported
here from North Head yesterday, hap
pened to be bound for Gray's Harbor.
That's where they all go; very few
four-masted "boats" ever come In here.
They're mostly schooners.
The steamer Sue H. Elmore was
among the arrivals in this port yes
terday. She came from Tillamook,
and had a good list of people and
plenty of general merchandise In her
The three-masted schooner Otillie
Fjord, lumber lades for San Francis
co, from Rainier, went to sea yester
The British ship Stroma went to
sea and Europe yesterday, and prac
tically cleared the harbor of foreign
The British bark Invernesshlre,
Captain TyndaH, went over the bar
yesterday, bound for Europe.
The French hark La Perouae got
way for Europe yesterday, crossing
bar on the noon flood.
The steamship Columbia Is due down
early this morning from Portland, en
route to San Francisco.
JOINT MASONIC INSTALLATIONS.
Tempi Lodge, A. F. A A. M, and Fm
Lode, O. E. S, Unit.
The newly elected officer of Temple
Lodge No. ?, A. F. A. F and Fern
Lodge No. it. Order of the Eastern
Star, were happily installed last eve
ning at the home of Masonry In this
city, at the corner of Commercial and
Ninth street, la tun conformity with
the customs of the ages and an Im
mense throng of members from each
lodge and their friends was In attend
anc and thoroughly enjoyed the
Pleasures of the session.
After the ritualUU Work of
evening and the solemn Investiture of
the several dignities, the two lodge
resolved themselves Into a committee
of he whole for the purpose of social
Indulgence and a general good time,
being unequivocally successful In the
An impromptu banquet was ar
ranged and the great gathering made
the most of the dainty provision In
this behalf, the test of which was
enhanced by some delightful talks, and ,
a number of musical contributions of
a high order, the whole affair finding
a happy climax in the presentation to
the retiring Worshipful Master of
Temple Lodge, Albert Dunbar, of a
beautiful Past Master's emblem, exe
cuted in gold, and for which he paid
his most grateful acknowledgements;
an event that found Its proper parallel
in the Investment of retiring Worthy
Matron, Mrs. P. C. Reed, of the Fern
lodge, with two unique and lovely spe
cimens of silver and cut-glass utili
ties, which were also handsomely ac
knowledged by the over-Joyed recip
ient The entire affair was most hap
pily disposed In every detail and will
be long remembered by all whose good
fortune it was to be present Thj of
ficers Installed lat evening were as
Tempi Lodge No. 7.
Frank Vaughan, Worshipful Master.
G. A, Schults, Senior Warden.
C W. Loughery, Junior Warden.
J. Q. A. Bowiby, Treasurer.
W. E. Masterson. Secretary.
J. C Ten Brook, Senior Deacon.
Albert W. Kinney. Junior Deacon.
W. S. Town send. Senior Steward.
George H. Ohler, Junior Steward.
William E. Smith. Tyler.
Fm Chapter, O. E. S.
W. M, Mary Strumeyer; W. P, Ot
to F. Heilborn; A. M-. Ella L. Morton;
Secretary, Laura M. Lounsberry;
Treasurer, Isabelle Cleveland; Cond,
Lucy Morton; Assistant Cond. Delia
Schultx; Chaplain, Elira Hustler;
Marshal, Edith Ohler: Organist, Wm.
Heilborn; Adah, Minna Dunbar: Ruth,
lone Hawes: Esther, Gertrude Master
son; Martha. Mary Fossett: Electa,
Florence Reynolds; Warder, Mabel
Ohler; and Sentinel, Cdward Stru
meyer. BRYAN IS WILLING.
Would Not Refuse Candidacy for
President on Democratic Ticket
TOPEKA. Kans, Dec 17. In
Interview today, W. J. Bryan prae
Ucally admitted that he will be a
candidate for the presidential nom
ination before the next Democratic
"While I have not yet announced
that I will be a candidate," he said,
1 have not stated that I will not be
a candidate and do not intend to do
so. Such a high honor as a presi
dential nomination is something no
American citizen should decline."
Bryan declared he never said that
Roosevelt had stolen the thunder of
the DctuOCIali, fclthuugu he had Bid
the President is now advocating many
things favored by that party. Bryan )
also took occasion to deny that he
ever said he was in favor of tiys se
lection of Governor Stone as chairman
of . the Democratic national commit
tee. He said be was cot Interested
other than to keep men like Roger
Sullivan of Illinois off the committee.
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CASE OF VICE VERSA
MILLS AND MILLMEN YIELDING
SCEPTRE TO THE LOGGERS AND
CAMPS LUMBERMEN GIVING
PLACE TO THE TIM8ERMAN,
In conversation with a welt known
logging magnate of Astoria, yesterday,
a reporter of the Astorlan was duly
Impressed with the remarkable change
that has come over the relative Im
port an ee of the logging and milling
business of the northwest.
According to this man of logs, who,
by the way. has been loggln here
about since he was a "kid." the log
ger; some few years ago, used to ap
proach the miilman timorously, and
beseechingly and take his hat oft bA
i fore he entered the mill grounds, and
j beg the arrogant lumberman to take
i his logs off his hands at almost any
figure the Utter condescended to
rame: and the lumber king would
probably offer him $ .00 or i.6"J a
thousand, and In lordly fashion bid
the seller of logs to turn his logs into
the mill -boom, and that they would
i be scaled whenever he happened to
And time; generally, after the logs
had been run through the mill and Into
the yard, and the logger would have
to content hlmsflf with a belated and
beggarly estimate. In which "cull" logs
figured with too abundant quotation.
The logger, then, was the suppliant.
the "second fiddle." in the lumbering
world, and took his medicine like a
little man however big and stiff the
dose. But now, according to this Jolly
and successful autocrat of the log
ging camp and logging railway, the
shoe is passing to the other foot. Tae
miilman leaves his luxurious office and
digs out into the woods and begs be
fore he buys, and when he buys, he
pays the loggers figure and pays It
on the logger's scale. Of course the
timber prince allows the lumber
princelet to stand around while the
scaling Is going on. Just toote how
perfectly the measurements are tak
en, thus choking off. once for all, any
kicks the buyer, may think he has
coming: and when it comes to "culls."
they go Into the millman's boom on a
basis of from M to SO per cent on
the 110. S12. or fit per thousand,
now-a-daya charged him for g'xxl logs.
And the mill man has to send a tug
up into the hidden world controlled
by the logger, and tow his own pur
chase out and put it Into his own
mill-boom: and he generally passes up
his check for a part, or all. the pur
chase price, before the logs leave the
camp-side. And this Jolly old logger
says It Is very likely that next year
the miilman will have to send his own
gang Into the camp and cant his logs
Into the stream and boom them there.
Thus speaketh the veteran logger, !
who knows the craft from A. to Z., !
and who Is enjoying life immensely, I
as he watches the shifting of the mill
trust "boot" to the log-trust foot, and
he I full of reminiscence entirely ap
propriate to the occasion.
STAR THEATER LAST NIGHT.
"A Ragged Hero" was -en for the
first time In this city last evening at J
the Star Theatre, and was well re. s
celved by the appreciative, if no j
large, audienc. A Rsgcd ;::ro !
a comedy drama, weil worth seeing,
the plot a good one and the dramatic
situations far above the average. San
dy Walker, a hobo, from choice, was
played by Oliver Eckhardt who fur
nished the amusement for the even
lug. Mr. Montgomery has a comedy
role of the absented minded M.
which, while he does not overdo, still
gets all the comedy there is in the
part, and Is vry popular throughout
the play. "A Ragged Hero" is a play
that would make good anywhere and
the "Ideals" will continue to do a good
business, so long as they give per
formances such as this and their open
"A Ragged Hero" will continue
throughout the week with regular
matinees Saturday and Sunday.
"Dora Thome" is now In prepara
tlon for next week, commencing Mon
day with special matin New Tear's
BURIED AT PORTLAND.
Remains f tK Late EWw Hattoeh
Will 8 St te JtKa,
Miss Lmtta Cotter, a alec f tb
late Edward Haltork, wrf died la
this city on Wednesday night of pnrti
mnata, and a daughter of his or.ly liv
ing sitter, Mrs, aSn Cotter, of Port
land, arrived In Astoria on Ut night'
10: IS express.
Miss Cotter was met tt the station
by O. C. Fulton, as represent at I v of
the Astoria Elks, and others, and
corted to tb Hotel Occident 8he
made known the fact of the Illness of
her mother as th cauoe of that lady's
absence, and of her desire that the
mortal remains of her brother shall
be sect to Port land, for burial in the
Fern Hill cemetery, beside those of
his futhvr and mother, and other
members of the family. In the family
Her wishes tn the premises will be
met to the fullest extent by the Elks'
lodge here, and the body will be cas
keted today and shipped hence on
the :19 train this evening.
In this behalf, Mr. Fulton, as exalt
ed rukr of the loral lodge. B. P. O.
E. has called for a special gathering
of the lodge. Astoria, No. ISO, at t
o'clock this afternoon for th purpose
of escorting and shipping the remains,
and the appointment of representa
tives to accompany the same to their
last resting place.
The death of Mr. Hailock was the
subject of wide and kindly comment
on all sides yesterday, throughout the
city, and the flags on the city hall and
the several fire stations of the Astoria
department ware flown at half-mast
all day long, and will probably remain
so until the departure of the train
that bears him hence this evening.
PAY TOO SMALL.
Salaries of Officer in Army and Nsvy
Much Toe Small.
WASHINGTON. Dee. 17. In the
whirlwind of agitation for Increased
salaries for clerks In the executive
department and other government em
ployes, the army and navy officers
came near being overlooked. Senator
Dick of Ohio finally thought of them,
and has Introduced a bill to readjust
salaries in both arms of the service.
It ha long been recognised that
army and navy officers should have
more pay. They are compelled to
maintain a certain social standard
and not only Is the social obligation
growing yearly more exacting, but the
cost of living to the army and navy
officer has Increased, Just ss It has
to everybody else. The hardship is
especially severe in the navy, when a
warhlp visits a foreign port Officers
of other navies and distinguished ci
vilians must be malntaned aboard and
the cost of such entertanment must
come out of the pocket of the ship's
officers. In probably every other navy
In the world a fund is set aside for
such International courtesies aboard
WILL PROBE COLLISION.
Warrants Are Out for Arrest of Per
son Responsible for Wreck.
EXDERUN, X. D, Dec. ST. Three
arrests will be made here soon In an
effort lo place the responsibility for
tha accident ea the !nn'ln here Sun
day. The acting attorney of the coun
ty has sworn out warrants for John
J. Moore, engineer of the switch en
gine which obstructed the main line:
Charles Aker, yard foreman, and J.
E. Walsh, the switchman sent to flag
the approaching passenger train. The
charges will be manslaughter in the
second degree. The number who died
In the wreck now stands at eleven.
THE PRESIDENT TRAVELS.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Dec. JT.
President Rooevelt and party ar
rived at Pire Knot It S o'clock this af
ternoon from North Garden, where
they arrived at 1 o'clock this after
noon on a train. The trip from Wash
ington was without special incident
Phone Main 081.
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exhibited in Astoria.
Diamonds and other Precious Stones.
Rich Jewelry, Watches, Sterling Silver,
Cut Glass, Fine Umbrellas,
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Give film Something to Smoke.
That's what "He" Hill Appreciate most.
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PIPES Fine Mereschaoms and Briars frcm
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We have the largest stock of
cigars in the city, and keep
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year or mor to find a tin of
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