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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, A SI OR I A, OREGON.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1D0.
Published Daily Except Mondiy by
TIk J. & DELLINGEB tOKPAHY,
By mail, per year $7.00
By earrier, per month 10
Bj mail, per year, la advance. . 1.00
Sntrd at teoon d-c.lM matter July
SO, IN, at th ptMbjflks) at Astorts. Ore
foa, aader Ut tcitfCantm o( March t,
gs-Onlen for the deMwrmjt of TBI Mont
in utouax to fUuv rasMkoe or plsee of
busiaess oar be uuule by postal oaM or
through tetoc kone. an tmularlty la tje
Srcrr aould be immaliautiy reported to the
office of pobUoaUoo. ,
ISLEPHQNS MATS Mi,
Official paper of ClaUop county and
Oregon and Washington Rain.
OUR INSULAR REALMS.
Cuba Is about to contribute a for
midable mess of revolt and ruin, for
Vncle Sam to clean up and straighten
out. It Is the beginning of that cer
tain chain of troublous experiences,
which every man in America, who
knows the Latin peoples, knew was
in store for this country when she
assumed posesslon and administration
of the Philippines and the West In
dies. It will prove, in the end, the
one stupendous folly of the American
age; but, all the same. th re must be
no renigging. The responsibility Is
ours and we must dispose it honestly
and wisely as we are able to. and
with such splendid Justice and for
bearance as will show the turbulent
Islanders that we are the best frinds
they ever had. The world Is laughing
in its sleeve at the inevitable program
we have in store, ami will watch eag
erly for supposedly Inevitable blun
ders. But this government has Its op
portunity In all this, and we are In
a position to demonstrate, not our own
destitution of means and method , but
the light of modern thought and pow
er in undoing the wrongs of the cen
turies and the training of those peo
ples who have borne the yokes of bit
terness until they are so warped and
stultified in misery and the weight of
cruelty and denial, that only the blaz
ing sun of freedom and generous
treatment can lift them up, to that
glorious realization. This is our su
preme duty, and it will be done, de
spite the sacrifices that must be made
in the course of the tremendous task.
THE MURDEROUS CULT.
The murder records of the north
west are becoming v;ry black, by way
of frequency and hli,eounss: and
people are beginning to ask why? It
Is not unreasonable to attribute
some of the impulses to Insanity, a
spirit of disaffection, discouragement,
hopelessness; but this will not answer
the big question fully. There Is a
growing sentiment In this country that
the law itself is to blame for the oft
repeated crime of murder. That It Is
too lax and that money and Influence
cut too great a figure In the prob
lem. The moneyless, friendless wretch
Invariably becomes a victim to the
harshest of Its penalties, and with
commendable saving of time, but the
well-bolstered delinquent harries the
courts and the popular sensibilities for
long-drawn months, and then regains
his freedom, or quasl-freedom, and
the law has been again exploited. Of
course, this is old stuff, and vain talk,
but there are some things that get
too old at times and become bases for
radical thought and action. This is
one of them. The bar Itself should in
augurate an Intlal movement looking
to the dreadful condition and its bet
terment. REFORM HOUR APPROACHES.
The good old season for mending
one's moral, social and business sta
tus Is close at hand, and It behooves
the man who needs remodeling and
revamping, to lay out his prospeetus
and begin to chuck his old skin. The
man without some project of reform
Is In a hopeless, and yet, beatific, con
dition, and ought to be known, If only
to advise the community of the pres
ence of one absolutely perfect speci
men of humanity, and the mere fact
that tilne-tenlhs of the nmendrrients
full to (he ground before the month
expires, hits no effect In dls-eslnb-llshlnr
II us the oris reform period.
Methods of business, persona) habits,
moral revulsions, all dntn from there,
and It Is a good thing, generally
peiikliiK, sin! it evinces the lending
fact that most people do lapse into
thought not year nt lonst. As for
perpetuating the desired correetltm.
that Is but Incidental, a mutter of
convenience, to be determined later,
and usually ends In vapor. The main
thing Is that one has thought, and the
thinking tendency Is one to cultivate.
ITS THE TRAINING.
It Is often stated that no girl
should commence school teaching un
less she Intends to make It a life
long profession. This Is not a correct
theory. For however grout may be
a young woman's devotion to the gen
eral cause of education at a certain
time In her life her affection may be
come particularised and forcused upon
one weak and perhaps unworthy mas
culine member of the human family,
and this Is a phenomenon against
which the power of parent and phil
osophers has been found to be of no
avail. We believe the best school
teacher Is the girl who shows that she
Is gtltl mostly with the domestic In
slnct and Is most likely lo teave ped
agogic calling and find her proper and
natural sphere as the arbiter of her
own home. It Is rleasnnt to find this
theory agreeing with good sense and
with the fixed and universal laws of
mother nature. The woman as a
teacher may be Impendent as the
Mttrk-rnt of her schoolroom full of
chlldfrtt, but It Is In her home sur
rounded and caring for her own lit
tle ones where she reigns as queen and
finds her realm of greatest usefulness
and consequent happiness. The Idea
that the woman school teacher Is a
sexless and emotionless creature Is
Just about as senseless as It H un
gallant and erroneous.
Every owner of national bank stock
is liable in case of failure for double
the amount of his holdings.
The Klondike output for 1906 was
J3.S97.9-I2, making the total since tho
discovery of the gold field up to $112.
The only kind of business that we
can think of that don't need adver
tising Is that of being good. That
talks for Itself.
The postal service of the govern
ment was carried on at a net loss of
$10,542,941.76. for the year ending on
June 30, 1906.
In Russia they have eighty-six gen
eral holidays in a year, which giv-s
them that many chances to blow up
In 1900 when the census was tak
en, the United States had a little more
than 3.5"0 centenarians, nr one for ev
ery 20.000 Inhabitants.
A sign of settlement:
Roosevelt taking an iiit-r
car shortage question.
st In the
"I do not know which Is the worse,
a visitor with a pronounced opinion
or one who has no views at all." said
a charming- matron.
Have a short piece of hos. to at
tach to the water faucet and extend to
the wash tubs to fill them and save
time, lifting and a. backache
When a cracked egg must b boiled
add a teaspoonful of salt to the wa
ter, and It will cook without losing any
of the white or albumen.
When sitting, don't sag. This Is an
ungraceful habit and one that is eas
ily acquired. It's a habit of laziness,
too and a damage to the lungs.
We often hear women criticised for
their queer ways of doing things. But
we rise to call attention to the queer
ways many good men have of not do
Mitchell Jasper of Delta, Mich.,
has obtained a .license to marry an
Indian girl named Mary-Ktck-a-Hole-In-the-Sky.
The name of her mother
is Afraid -of-no-Man.
A Yokohama paper suggests that
Japan may not be g'-ttlng Its share of
American heiresses under treaty
rights. The Japs are picking up even
the art of humor.
Several of the unfortunate heiresses
who married foreign noblemen will
petition to be restored to American
citizenship. This title Is never a dis
appointment, and grows brighter
At the Nevada gold diggings coal
Is $60 a ton and It is a struggle to
get a meal and a cot. A part of the
American people would be unhappy If
deprived of the hardships of the Klon
There has been much comment on
the fact that a woman legislator In
Colorado In writing her name In a ho
tel register made this enrty; "Mrs.
Mary A. Smith and husband."
Again Attorney General Hartley has
met the oil octopus In a New York
court nnd compelled It to take refuge
In a stoppage of the hearing. The
case will be resumed In Missouri with
tho octopus on a gallop for cover,
er$ Read Before American As -
sociation Discues New Metal.
ACTINIUN PARENT ELEMENT
The Popular Theory That Nutrition
Plays an Important Relation to
Sex Datermination Question
ed by Naturalist.
NEW YORK. Deo. 30. Announce
ment was made yesterday before the
physics section of the American A
oclfttlon for th Advancement of
Science, which Is in session here. rt
an Important discovery relative to ra
dium. It has been suggested that ra
dium was a derivative of another
chemical element and was In Its
present state mrcl' temporarily and
branlum was set down as tho parent
element. Yesterday Dr. Ilertram H.
ttoltwood and Professor F. W. Ruth
erford read papers demonstrating that
radium can be obtained from actin
ium, which Is Itself a derivative of
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uranium. This discovery about the,
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wonderful element may lead to re-1
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markable results. Professor Ruther-1
ford holds that "Radum Is the Methu
saleh of radium and doubtless there
are many generations between uran
ium and actinium and Rutherford said
that the discovery would not Increase
the supply of radium. Professor T.
H. Morgan rend a paper before the
American Society of Naturalists, deal
ii g with the general subject, 'The III
ologlcnl and Significance and Control
of Sex." which excited much Interest
because he discussed the possibility
of determining sex in human beings.
He seriously questioned the theory
which has pr valled of recent years
that nutrition has an Intimate rela
tion to Sex determination. He said
that it Is apparent that so many oth
er external factors than food may be
Involved that the slight difference
upon which the conclusion as to nu
trition Is based, may be due to other
conditions than nutrition. If nutri
tion really was such a factor as had
been conceded, a far greater dispro
portion of males to females In the off
spring of the rich and of the poor
should be looked for, he e..i.l, than has
be--n shown by ftu-dng, a German bi
ologist statistician's figures on the
subject. Recent experiences In Kur
ope with rats and mice had shown that
even extreme conditions of starvation
and of feeding produced no effect upon
the birth rate of males and females.
West Astoria vs. Astoria High School,
New Year's Pay.
Admission 25c. Came called 2:30 p. p.
Special Stock Engagement.
Commencing tonight, with regular
populsr 4-act Comedy Drama,
"A RAGGED HERO"
First Time 8een In Astoria.
Next Attraction, starting Monday, "the Sweetest Story Ever Told,"
Dramatized from Bertha M. Clay's famous Novel.
Evening prices, 15c, 2oc and 35c
Matinee iOc and 25c
First National Bank of Astoria, Ore.
EST A HUSHED 18HU.
C. F. WISE, Prop.
Choice Wines, Liquors
Hot Lunch at all Hours
BANK CHANGES HANDS.
San Franolaco Institution Panes Un
der Control of Local Management.
! . Nn 10. th
Lonoou, 1 aim iv American nuns, one
of the oldest banking Institutions of
Sail Francisco, Is abandoning It man
agement and becomes more of a local
than tv foreign Institution, A syndi
cate was formed In tills city last
March for the purpose of acquiring a
controlling Interest In the bank. The
syndicate Is headed by Slgmund
Ureenebaum, the manager of the bank,
and by Mortimer and Herbert Flelsch
acker. They secured the holdings of
the foreign shareholders except those
the Uuard Freres, the founders of the
bunk, who retain, their large holdings.
The lire of last April Interfered with
the plans In contemplation and their
consumatlon was deferred. The ex
change Is to take effect March 1, 1907.
or perhaps earlier. The bank will be
reorganised under the new syndicate
, '' b nK-l Jointly by Greene
1 baum and the riclschtther Dros.
FORMER MILLIONAIRE DEAD.
Drink Brought About Death en County
CHICAGO. 1ec. 29. A dispatch to
the Tribune, from Spokane, Wash.,
Once a millionaire wheat specula-
tor, and the partner of Old Hutch In
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the Chicago Wheat pit. O. O. T-erttiard
, . , ' ' '
died yesterday at the County Poor
., ... . .
Farm at Slmngle. unmounted and tin
attended by friends and relatives.
One son Is superintendent of a mill
at Illrmlnghatn, Ala., a daughter Is
the wife of Professor Fisher, In the
University of California, and his wife
and two daughters reside In Chicago.
Prink brought about his downfall,
wrecking his health and breaking up
his family relations.
"Judge" Leonard, as he was famll-
1 larly known, was born j,vw York,
J 53 years ago. In the early '80s he
practiced law In Chicago. He became
associated with Hutchinson In the fa
mous wheat corn-r which made Mm a
multi-millionaire. He had been Pres
ident of the school board and superin
tendent of the Presbyterian Sunday
School. He located In Spokane In
1SSC. A "ar ago he was stricken with
SHOCK FOR CHILI.
Earthquake Opens .Fissures .in
South American Republic.
NKW YORK. Pec. 29.- A Valparaiso
Chile. sclal to the Herald says a violent-
but short earthquake shock was
felt' th re Thursday and two slight
ones on the following evening. No
Plspntches from Anna, the scene of
the recent severe earthquake, say the
shock caused land-dldes and wide fis
sures, but there wi re no deaths.
Plans for the new- Valpaiias,, city
have bef-:i approved by the President.
Matinees Saturday and Sunday, the
Mercbanti Lunch From
11:30 a. m. to 1:30 p .m.
IN THE BATTLE OF LIFE
Did You Slip a Cog?
In your Christmas buying? And
paused up some friend you
should have remembered, - somo
friend who wasn't forgotful
In your ras niul lo whom you're
Indebted 'yr TuWIde gift?
Here's your chance to gt square
gel "square" at New Year's.
May we prompt you from nil
eyeful, gathered on a trip thru
For New Year's Giving
lloiinn Coats, Lounging mid
Hath ltobcs ... KM to f 12.50
Fancy ts, wash fabrics, and
silk Worsteds. . . .$1.25 to 5.00
Suit fuses HOO to $20.00
Clu-tt Shirts H50 to $2.00
Monarch Shirts $1.00
rnd'Tweiir, In silk, wool
or HulbrlKtfun, the
mont $1.00 to $3.00
Prut's Famous Krmllsh illove
Fani y half -hose. . . 25o to 50o
Handkerchief - Silk. 25o to $1
Hwmst Itched linen, pliiln or
with Initial 29o to 6O0
Fancy Suspenders, 50o to $3.50
Net kdresiiiiKS, 25o to $1.50
dress Muftlcr and Re
$1.00 to $4.00
Iliix Sunncnders niul Comblmt.
tlon Sets, IticludlliB Sunnt'iid
ert, Armlets and ln. Sup
porters 50o to $1.50
I intiifllas In natural nt!k nr
Ichly trimmed In koM
ver effects $1,00 to $7.00
Means not only good things to est, but also the best of thinrjs to drink,
and the best of all good drinks Is Bund & Carlson's
Rye and Bourbon Whiskies,
Choice Wines and Champagnes.
509 Commeroial 8t.
IF ANY ONE ADVERTISES "MAG
AZINES CHEAPER THAN ANY
WHERE ELSE," BRING THEIR OF
FER AND YOUR MONEY TO U8.
WE WILL DUPLICATE THE OFFER,
PERHAP8 DO BETTER EVEN THAN
THEIR OFFER, AND GIVE YOU
QUICKER, BETTER 8ERVICE.
BRING THE OFFER TO U8. NO
MAGAZINE PUBLI8HED .EXCEPTED.
E. A. Higglt-is Co.,
HUCCKMSOltH TO .1. N GIUITIN
Books Music Stationery
SCOW BAY IRON
IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS
Up to Dftle Hnw Mill Miictilncrjl
18th and Franklin Ave,
The MORNING ASTORIAN
60 CTS. PER MONTH
the well groomed nun has
a great Advantage over
one who Is careless in
Even the office boy who
takes the cards of visitors
seeking an interview with
the head of the firm, un
consciously shows greater
deference to the man who
is well dressed.
The dog that will fly at
a tramp will wag his tail
when a genteelly dressed
person passes by.
Animals as well as hu
mans iudge people by their
Prices of suits and over
coats as wide in range as
the majestic Columbia. A
price for every purse and
models here you'll sec no
where else in our city.
This store is Astoria's
Fashion Centre for male
attire, and here you'll find
best values for your mon
sj whether you pay us
$15, $18, $25
and up to
"The Store That Never Hlsap
points," Astoria's Foremost Clothiers.
& BRASS WORKS
LAND AND MARINE ENGINEERS
J'rompt utleiilion'ylvt'ii tinl. rt pslrwnrk
Tel. Main 2401