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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1007.
THE MORNING ASTOPJAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
Published Dally Except Monday by
Tlk J. S. DELLINGEK COMPAHY.
By mill, per year $7.00
By carrier, per month W
8, mail, per year, In advance.. 1.00
Entered at iiwcmd-elaM matter July
SO. WOS. at the pwtofflee at Alitor!, ore
ion, aider Uie act of Congress ot March I,
w-Onfen for the dfhwnng of TBI Moan
nwuKOftuxtoemxir residence or pUce ot
DusIim nar ba made by postal card or
through teierhooe. Any Irregularity la de
livery should be immediately reported to the
office of pabUotOon.
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Official paper of Clatsop county and
the City ofAitorta,
Western Oregon Rain or
snow south and possibly snow
flurries north portion. Not so
Western Washington Fair
and slightly warmer. v
It is not given to Astoria to really
suffer from such colJ snaps as these.
Thev are infrequent, at worst, and
do not Impose any extraordinary
hardships on anyone here. Incon
venience falls far short of re?.l want
and deprivation, and we venture the
boast that no city of its size in the
vest of America has less to contenl
"with in the way of actual,' broadcast
poverty, than the City-by-the-Sea.
The cold weather coming simultan
eously with the fuel shortage has em
phasized the situation In pronounced
fashion, but aside from 'an enforce'!
prudence In the handling of the avail
able supply of inflamables, and a 11:
of worry as, to the outcome in case
the freeze shall be protracted, thare
is nothing to affright the people of
.this place. We are fortunate an?
should deeply appreciate our freedom
from the extremities to which other
communities are subjected further east
and higher up. It pays some tim
to be near the ocean levels.
WORK AT SALEM.
It Is, of course, too early to say any
thing of the work at the state cap
ital, other than to rejoice that no time
has been lost in the Introduction of
bills for the relief from railroad dom
ination. This Is to be a cardinal de
mand there, and the whole people are
directly behind the legislators in their
Insuperable task. We are not asking
that Injustice shall be done the great
corporations, nor that they nhall be
wronged nor denied nor undone in anv
particular, but the day of account! ig
Is at hand, and the people are look
Ing for relief from the weight of ttnir
own reckless consideration of these
agencies In the past. They have glvui
much, more has been appropriated, and
the concessions have been infinitely
abused and boldly misdirected. The
pendulum must swing for awhile and
the largess of the public kindrs
must reach the authors of It for once
In the history of the state. The a?
poratlons will be avid and exacting and
relentless In their efforts to emascu
late all that Is done In the way of
re-adjustment; all the wisdom of the
house and senate must be alive t
the thwarting of these attempts W
defeat everything in this line. It is
going to take bold and honest work,
plain, everyday business methods
and an 'unceasing vigilance to com
pass the desired ends, but we beltev
the spirit or reform is in tne air,
and that every legislator knows hi
duty and the honor, and the peril, of
Its performance or its non-perform
ANOTHER STRICKEN CITY.
Kingston, Jamaica, has gone down
before the rigors of a tremendous
earthquake, and while the loss of life
and property is not to be measured
with the consequences borne by S.;r
Francisco, they are ample to invok?
the broadest sympathy of Americans,
and especially of Pacific Coasters.
That it will be given, practically, and
spiritually, goes without saying. It
would Seem that we are in the midst
of cycle of natural disorder and
likely to be up against even more than
Is now of record; and these visitation
are to be welcomed and braved and
borne with courage. In the single hope
that they may be efficacious In chang
ing the current of human thought iutl
endeavor from the vicious and value
less things toward which it is, nt
present, In such head-long pursuit, nnd
sober down the trend of things to
solider and richer ends'. We are gointr
the paen with a vengeance, we Amer
icans, and it would seem tortuttom
that we should suffer and lose an I
yield to forces we cannot control, fv
the sake of our own enlightenment and
deliverance from the wretchedness we
are Invoking so lustily and reckless1.
THE ELEVENTH STREET TEST.
The proposed work of making a
fill on Eleventh street, for one blok.
with earth, and the macadamizing of
It, as a test, for the settlement of
the future treatment of the thorough
fares of Astoria, will be watched with
very great Interest, as it Is believ"d
to be a valuable and practical solution
of the question of method and expanse,
of such work. It Is hoped that it w'll
prove efficacious in all ways and that
the tendency of Its adoption will go
far toward hastening the revolution in
street conditions In the commercial
district of Astoria.
Here la an Astoria small boy's es
say on newspapers. He ought to mak?
a good editor when he grows up:
"Newspapers are sheets of paper on
which stuff is printed. The men look
over It, and see their names In it. I
don't know how newspapers came Into
the world. I don't think Go.l does
The bible' says nothing about editor
and I never heard of one being a
heaven. The first editor I heard o
was a fellow who wrote up the flood.
He has been here ever since. Somo
editors belong to the church and som?
try to raise whiskers. All of them
raise hell In their neighborhood. Some
times the paper dies and then peo
ple feel glad, but some one starts It
up again. Editors never went to
school because editors don't get
licked. Our paper Is a mighty poor
one, but we take It so ma can us;
it on her pantry shelves. Our editor
don't amount to much, but pa says
he had a poor chance when a boy. He
goes without underclothes in winter,
wears no socks and has a wife i
support him. Pa has not paid his
subscription in five years and don't In
Professor Burbank, who has suc
ceeded in growing blue roses, spine
less cactus, seedless apples and var
ious other freaks of plant life, says
he can't obtain one seed of horse
radish, and he offers $1,000 for an
ounce of seed of the horseradish.
A partial record shows that la-it
year on the Atlantic coast alone over
1,000 persons were drowned while in
bathing, purely because they wt-re un
able to swim, while no doubt hundrels
more bathers lost their lives of whom
no record was obtained.
Chain letters are Illegal. If our read
ers receive begging letters on behalf
of a "little cripple boy," with a re
quest that they copy them and mail to
several friends, we advise them to --e-port
to the post office inspectors
through their local postmaster. Su.r;h
letters are fraudulent.
Large business interests everywhe--2
are crying out for more twenty dol
lar men. The world has a surplus of
two-dollar men. The young man of
this day and age who is frittering away
his time, wasting his opportunities and
growling about his luck will never
amount to anything In the business
world. There are more first-class op
portunities for the educated, polite, in
dustrious sober young men and wo
men of today than thoir forefathers
ever had. This old world of ours U
moving along at a wonderfully rapid
rate am the young man who Intends
to keep up with the procession has
no time to waste in preparing himself
for the positions which are in front of
him. These- places of honor can not
be secured by the young man who
loafs around the bar room or the gam
bling den. They cannot be had by the
young man -who imagines the world
owes him a living. They can only be
had by those who have prepared them
selves for thorn.
If you have no friends or money,
In the river you can fall;
Marriages are quite common nd,
More people there will be,
Provided you take Rocky Mountain
For sale by Frank Hart.
Lack of Accurate Measurments
Handicap lo Engineers.
WATER SUPPLY IS NOT GAGED
Extracts from Report of Consulting
Engineer Upon Projects in Cen
tral Part of State Rainfall
Should be Measured.
The following ar extracts from th-J
report of Mr. C. E. Orunsky, consult
ing Engineer. United States Reclama
tion Service, upon the feasibility of
Irrigation projects In that State.
Mr. Oirunsky states: The recon
naissance which I have just made In
south-central Oregon has given me an
opportunity to become ticiiualntcd with
the main physical features that mu.t
be considered in planning the Irriga
tion of lands In that part of the state.
I desire. In the first place, to confirm
the conclusions of other engineers of
the Service who have mado more or
less thorough examinations through
out this region, that Information re
lating to the amount of water that iv i
be made available for irrigation Is 1
fUtent and unreliable nnd that it is o'
treat importance that a continuous
study of the water resources in
part of Oregon shall be made. Reli
able conclusions relating to the amount
of water that can be made avalla' le
for Irrigation cannot be drawn fr no
the records of stream flow until such
records cover a series of years. Therj
should therefore be no delay in extend
ing the study of water resources t.,
The region under consideration Is u
succession of Interior drainage basins
in which the lowest areas are flat al-
kali beds or shallow lakes often su. -
rounded by extensive swamp land ,ir-
ona Sih streams ns there are have
brief early spring flood In which lh I and the remainder will be In tec
rush of water Inundates large bodies ! years, tho life of the wooden bulk
of land now mainly ued for growing j head, cost of wood. 40, Interest 'or
Notwithstanding the apparent abun
dance of water It is quite dear that
submergence of large areas after oc-
.visional winters of copious snow fill
in the mountains together with som
surplus water discharged into the lak
es, Is not conclusive as to the actu'.l
suply of water that can be made avail
able year after year for beneficial uie.
Each source of supply must be stud
led to ascertain its yield before con
clusions can be reached that will be u
satisfactory basis for the planning of
It is to be stated in this connection
that more information is also r'fiuir;l
relating to the amount of water that
Is needed to supplement rainfall. Th
residents at some points in this section
ot the State are just making the dis
covery that there are some seasons
in which grain crop can be product!
by dry farming. It is being discover
ed, too, that climatic conditions there
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
JOHN FOX, Pres.
F L BISHOP. Secretary
Designers and Manufacturers oi
JTHE LATLrit IMIKOVKD
Canning Machinery, Marine Engines and Boilers,
Complete Cannery Ouuits FurniskJ.
CORRESPONDENCE "SOI CITED Foot of Fourth tttrent
SCO! BAY IRON
IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS
Up-to-l.'Kte Haw Mill Mni hinerjl
IKtli and Franklin Ave,
Sherman Transler Co.
HENRY HHERMAN, Manager
Hacks, Carriages Baggage Checked and Transferred Trucks ard Furaltun
Wagons Pianos Moved, Boxed and Shipped.
433 Commercial Street.
are not unfavorable for the product! in
of hurdler fruits and vegetables. There
Is not however, enough known of rain
fall condition ami (he behavior of
soils under cultivation to determine
how much water must be applied per
acre of Irrigated luiul.
Not even the rainfall conditions are
known with any degree of accuracy,
The desert conditions which prevail
over a great portion of this part of the
State Indicate a deficient supply of
moisture In the form of ruin and snow.
Hut there Is some precipitation. At
Sliver take It amounts to about ten
Inches In a normal year. The normal
rullfall at Hums In Marney Valley lies
probably somewhere between ten and
fourteen Inches. At Paisley there is
no record of rainfall but It Is general
ly supposed that this point ha so
much or more rainfall than Silver
take. Rainfall records should be kept
at Rosland, Fnlaley, Christmas take.
Alkali take. Summer Lake, Riley on
Silver take and at the Narrows be
tween Malheur and Harney takes.
Observers should be selected and the
necessary apparatus for rainfall ob
servations should be Installed at O e
earliest possible moment.
HE MAY BE RIGHT.
Judge Bowlby Has An Idea as to the
New Earth Fill.
Judge Bowlby In the following com
munication rather deprecates the san
guine views expressed In this pa pur
yesterday morning a to the value of
the proposed earth fill on Eleventh
street; and he may be right. At any
rate, it will all come out In the due
course cf time after the test block Is
laid. He says:
"To the Editor:
"In your article this morning on the
Improvement of Eleventh sired be-
tw.-.-n Huane nnd Exchange, the con-
elusion that concrete bulkheads will
be cheaper in the long run than wood
s-cins to me erroneous.
"The use of the bulkhead will lit
temporary, whether built of permunea.
material or not. Waving the question
tit ability to k'-ep the concrete w.il
from spreading at the bas. or break
ing by bulging, the bulkhead will r(t
I ne nceuen uuer n.c --,..
j be Improved. One quarter of the I t
! -ire now Improved (that Is, built upon,
ten years at 7 p-r cent, makes the
total cot JfiSSO.
When no longer
$ t .705. Interest add-
ed will make cost at end of ten jeurs
$2,898.50: or J2.1MS.0O In favor of wood.
"Suppose bulkheads will be needed
twenty years ami wooden one shall ten-built,
then the costs at end of tw-n
ty years will be: Wood, Jl.fc.lfi; con
crete $4,926.65. The end bi.lkh.-ad will
be useless as soon an the fill shall be
"J. Q. A. HOW Ml Y."
How to Avoirl Apoennlcitis.
Most victims- of appendicitis are
those who are habitually constipated.
Orlno Laxative Fruit Syrup cures
chronic constipation by stimulating
the liver and bowels and restores the
natural action of the bowels. Orlno
Laxative Fruit Syrup does not nau
seate or gripe and Is mild and plens
ant to take. Refuse substitutes, T.
F. Laurln, Owl Drug Store.
(Nelson Troytj, Vice-Pros, and Supl.
AHTOKIA HAVINGS UANK.Tre.us
LAND AND MARINE ENGINEERS
I'rou.pt HttentKiti't'lvc ti ti;il. ripilrwoik
Tel. Main Ufut-
Main Phone 121
Hoy's Jersey Storm Coats, nj;es
1 ........a. ..,. t... l.irt
$5.0(1, Special - at $
Child's Covert Box Coatn, (i
to 10, regular price JS.fiO,
SiK'cial at $
Child's Blue KcvftTH, regular
price, $:t.0l), Special at $
Iloy'a Overcoat Broken Line,
4 to H, regular price $ 1.00 to
$7.50, Special at $
Child's Rutodiiri BIouho SuitH,
Knickerbocker Panta -l to K,
worth $1.00, Special at - $
Hoys Jacket nnd Pants Suits,
odds and ends, G5 suits in this
lot, hk-h G to 10, values $4.00
to $5.50, SiK'cinl at - $
Boys Jacket and Pants Suits
of Cheviot materials, fi to 12
years, $2.50 to $1.00 values at $
U5 Mens Suits in broken lines,
1, 2, and 3 suits of a kind,
Cheviots and Worsteds, $'J.50
to $11 values at $
Mens Fancy Worsted Suits,
jrood values, late models, $15.00
to$ 16. 50 values," Sjchdjit$J
SEE OUR WINDOW! EVERYTHING YOU NEED!
PAINT, COTTON ROPE, SAIL
CLOTH, NETTING TWINE, NETTING
NEEDLES, OARS & FLOATS
The Foard & Stokes Hardware Co., Inc.
Successor! to Foard & Stokei Co.
TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY !
To benefit yourselves, aud to give us work
during the month of January. Wc are go
ing to sell 20 SUITS for 30 DOLLARS
A SUIT. Suits like these we have been
selling for 40 dollars. GIVE US A CALL
To Be Happy
Means not only good things to eat, but alto the best of thing to drink,
and the best of all good drinks is 8und & Carlson's
Rye and Bourbon Whiskies,
Choice Wines and Champagnes.
Kvcu nt a first glance this
"Uousc-Clcftring Sale" of ours
is a big opportunity, but there's
more behind it than appeals on
the surface, In order to realize
fully what a really great chance
this is you must remember that
at this big annual January sale
contract goods excepted.
EVIRY1HINC UK lHt HOUSE DRASTICALLY WOUCID
Overcoats at Big Reductions,
Suits for Less.
Hats at Bargain Prices.
And every garment in this
sale is brand new-is a fine ex
ample of the most careful and
skillful tailoring is a model of
good taste and good style, and
can be depended ou to give the
most satisfactory service. This
week promises to be one of the
greatest in this wonderful in
clusive sale but we're all pre
pared for as many as come.
Substantial drops have been
made from the consistently low
all season prices affording
mighty fine opportunities for
the judicious buyer.
Sales Extra Specials.
Mens Blue Kerwy Overcoats
in broken i iitt-it, Jn.'iu and ?io.
values , Special at $7.20
Metis -11 in Heavy CheVoit
Ovens ats, $1:1.50 to $10.50
values, Special at - $11.45
Mens Knill (oats, Mackin
toshes, ('nivenolleH, etc, odd
lots, one and two of a size, $10.
to $15.00 values, Special nt - $S.:t5
Coif Shirts, sizes H 1-2. K,
10 1-2 nnd 17, 75c nnd H.lx) values
for - - - - Me
Underwear, Overshirts, Neck
wear, Hats, Cloves, Sweaters, etc.,
nil at reduced prices.
Trunk, s Suit Cases, Bans, etc,
The Store That Never
Astoria's Foremost Clothiers