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THE MOHNING ASTOPJAN, A STOMA, OREGON.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1007.
Published Daily Except Monday by
TIk J. S. BELLINGER COMPANY,
By mail, per year $7.00
By carrier, per month 10
B4 mail, per year, in advance.
Entered a eeondlww matter July
30, 108. at the poctofflre at Astoria, Un
roll, aader Ue act of Const ol Mrch S,
ayOntort for the ieUrtnng of Thi Mom
iks uimuii to either midoooe or place of
bminras ny be made bj poatal card or
through tele: bona. AnT IrmruUuitr In de
liver? tbould be 'tnnwiiatWjr reported to the
office of publication.
TELEPHONE MAIN 661.
Official paper of ClaUoo countr aud
the City ofAstoria.
Western Oregon Rain or
snow south and possibly snow
flurries north portion. Not so
Western Washington Fair
and slightly warmer.
& C. been sold?" 0110 can get any
nor! of answer ho like to the itiMorut
nlile uuery. He can get all manner of
atllnnatlve assuratieen from all sort
of men, some of whose statement
are entitled to duo and honest consid
eration; he can ot all sorts of spe
cific dentals, with applicable reasons
thrown In. from people supposedly
posted In their declarations, and also
holding the attribute of authority; and
the host of those who don't know Is
endless, and their frankness refresh
ins. That there is something doing In
relation to the line, that there Is
something quite tangible to come, Is
now admitted to be beyond further
dispute, but the matter Is so well
hedged and guarded that no one can
speak with certainty, aside from the
indubitable conclusion that THKRK IS
SOMETHING DOING. The pertinacity
of those making this latter assertion
is of u sort to actually warrant a be
lief In their deductions, and some go
so far as to set a date, rYbruary 15,
for instance, when the coming proof
shall be at hand. There are others
again who openly say that General
Manager Talbot has said the road was
about to be sold and are apparently
prepared to bac kthe statement. Hut,
the flat word has not been spoken,
either way, so far as this paper can
fathom the situation, and we are dis
posed to leave it to time, the source
of all unravelment and certitude.
IN BY FOREIGNERS
South American Markets Lost to
Producers of this Country.
LAND HAUL HERE TOO COSTLY
AVOIDING A WATER FAMINE.
That a large area of the City of As
toria was not built to withstand the
encroachment of a severe cold season,
has been demonstrated beyond all
question during the past three days,
pRpAotaiiy in th;? matter of the water
service to the houses within that area.
The supply is. unqualifiedly, ample so
far as source and system of delivery
are concerned, and the shortage Im
posed by the expedients :o which the
water commission is driven, is due to
the fact that nine-tenths of the people
In that area, have not used the water
with any circumspection whatever, in
the face of the threatened curtailment
of supply. It were infinitely better
to put up with a meagre supply than
sacrifice that supply entirely and set
up a water famine. And it was to
avoid this last drastic circumstance
that the rule of shutting off the wa
ter at 9 0 clock at night has been
adopted. The drain on the reservoirs
has been Immense during the cold
wave, and the people who have delib
erately let their faucets run wide
open all night, may thank themselves
for the conditions that might have
been obviated had they gone to the
trouble of draining them at the cut
offs provided, instead. That many did
this accounts for the fact that there
are some friendly sources of home and
office supply still at command. Anoth
er thing that has contributed to the
uncomfortable situation, in many in
stances, Is the flimsy quality of a
great deal of the. plumbing throughout
the city. It pays to plumb properly,
for the dollar spent in full, practical
equipment of the building, in the first
Instance, is saved at Junctures of this
sort that demand repairs aggregating
almost as much as the original plant
cost. If this city is pulled through
without a real famine of water it will
be because the water people have done
exactly the right thing at the right
CLIPPING CORPORATE CLAWS.
Campbell, of Clackamas, is after the
public service corporations, with bare
! knuckles and blood in his eye. His
j bill for their regulation, introduced In
the house, on Thursday, Is full of meat.
and makes a tip-top showing f :(v
popular hand, and mind, in the tight
that is pending. It has the tenor, tem
per and tendency of the real sort,
and expresses the idea that the peo
ple of Oregon are about to do busi
ness for themselves, and for the cor
porate combines. It is drastic In some
ways, but Its tone Is right and whole
some, and we hope the legislature will
take Its cue from the measure and fol
low It to an honest end, even If it has
to modify the terms In some degree.
Goods Shipped from United States Do
Not Approach in Value English
and German Product. Which
Gain Ground Yearly,
December was so called because It
was the tenth month of the year. But
somehow the machine jumped a cou
ple of cogs and it is now the twelfth
month. However, let the children un
derstand that the operations of nature
have gone on without a break it was
the ignorance of man in times past
that put the reckoning out of gear
and left to their posterity a Job of
repair work on the almanac time tables.
Comparing cur lives with those of
the pilgrim fathers, we are rich be
yond their greatest dream or desire.
Immaterial things did not worry
them as they do us; they asked only
to be free to worship God and had
dared an unknown sea and an untried
world for this principle, and there on
the "rock bound coast" planted the
seeds of freedom that were to bring
forth fruit on through the ages.
IT IS UP TO ASTORIA.
There Is no further excuse for the
people of Astoria waiting for, or be
wailing the non-application of, the
common-point rate on grain at. this
port. There is a clear-cut law to in
voke for Its instant extension to this
city or any other that Is denied It. It
is strictly up to the people here,
through their council, their chamber
of commerce, or other civic body of
representatives, to get to the vjry
core and substance of the matter. We
publish the law in full, this morning,
on the first page of the Astorlan, and
do It gladly, and will be only too glad
to herald the first action taken by
Astorians to remedy the long-standing
evil of wilful denial by the O. R. &
N. Company and its allies in the
northwest, that have maintained the
studied neglect and deliberate depriv
ation. Go to it, Astorians!
THE POPULAR PUZZLE. ,
"How old is Ann?" sinks into utter
nothingness when contrasted, in As
toria, with the Infinitely deeper, and
more important puzzle of "Has the A.
Society in Cincinnati is said not to
have taken kindly to Mrs. Longworth's
fondness for politics, and another wo
man that has not taken to it is Mrs.
Longworth's maid. The pretty daugh
ter of the President does not think
anything too good for the "people"
and wore all her smartest Parisian
gowns to the despair of the keeper
of her wardrobe, who sighs as sho puts
on the pretty gown that is just as
likely as not to be ruined in the crush.
WASHINGTON, Jan. lT.-Follovlng
dose on Secretary Root's recent ap
peal to commercial America to foster;
trade relations with the countries to
the south of the I'nited States, comes
the report of the Department of Com
merce and Uibor showing how the
Vnlied States Is being outstripped by
Great lirltaln aud Germany in mar
kets that lie at the doors of this coun
try. Considering the three nations'
geographical relationship to l.itln-
merlca, it Is remarkable that the
fnited States has permitted Its for-
elgn trade rivals to wrest from It such
a valuable market.
In the tlsial year eliding June lt.
I'.Htfi this country exported Into the
Argentine Republic goods t' h. value
of $;!.'. 573.-tOt. I'Yr the calendar year
of U'05 Ureal Britain's imports to that
country reached the total of $ t 5 . 1 a . -Jim,
or nearly three times that of th.
I'nlted States. Into Ura.t! in the same
periods the t'nlted Slates imported
$H.Tirto,l0im; this (...tintry's Imports to
Chile totaled $v;T3.i.mhi, while Great
Hri'.al.'i's reach'-d more than J.M.himi, -00ft.
Tile discrepancy was ev-n great
er in the imp' i ts to t'raguay, the I'ni
ted States furnishing goods to the
valuation of more than 1 1 ft Oflli lnm I
Relatively large gains In the German
trade are noted over the trade of the
In seeking for the cause of this pe
culiar condition "f affairs, It has been
discovered that both Kngland and Ger-
mand hold the trade advantage In 1
South America because of their ail- j
mirably developed waterways -,a home, j
Germany is enabled to lead her ships :
directly at her cities of manufacture!
and carrry these shiploads half way j
round the world at low transportation ,
rates. ingtan-J, ny reason or net' can-j article in
als are splendid harbors, is enabled to
do thi' same thing. I'teler present
conditions the I'nited States is forced
to ship great distances by rail to ports
on her seaboard, with the result that
when the goods are transfeted from
freight car to ship, their value has
been greatly enhanced by reason of
heavy land transportation tolls. In
Other W"-:ils, it is practically impos
sible at the present time for the Mid
dle West to compete with foreign na
tions in tiie South Anvrlean markets.
This unhappy and illogical condition
In the country's export trade has stim
ulated in a great degree the Interest
amused here in the movement to de
velop the interior waterways of the
United States. If the great rivers of
thii country were made navlgtthlo It
would be possible for manufacturer
to ship entirely by water mid meel th
stllTest competition of Itiitlsh or tier
man manufiiclures. It would also op
en up for America wheat and other
grains a market which now Is prac
t bally dominated by the German growers.
The National Rivera A Harborn Cli
givss, which Included In the member
ship Individuals and organisations In
ne.ui every State In the Ctihni,
working to biing this condition of af
fairs about. Members of Congress
have received from Its secretary, J, I''
Klllson. of Cincinnati, Ohio, a call that
has been sent out broadcast, Inviting
every organisation and commercial
body and every linn and Individual In
every State In the t'nlon to Join In the
movement, It c tore, the Sixtieth Con
giess convened it 1m very probable that
a such tide of public sentiment In favor
of waterway development will ttweep
the country, that the Federal govern
ment will be compelled to take action
and develop the Internal resourced of
the I'. S. a they should he developed
Morning Astorlun, t)t cents a month,
d' llvered by carrier.
BURN NG IK
Boy in Misery 12 Years Eczema
Spread Over Body in Rough
Scales, Cracked, Inflamed, and
Swollen Case Pronounced Incur
able, but Completely Cured by
Two Sets of Cuticura Remedies.
HIS SKIN NOW FINE
AND SMOOTH AS SILK
"I wish to inform you that your
wonderful Cuticura has put a stop to
twelve years f miry 1 passed with
my son. As tui infant I imtiitil on
his bodv a red Sot and trrntil same
with different reimslii for about five,
years, but when the sjsit ln-ann to
get larger I put linn under the cam
of diHtors. I' ruler their treatment the
disease spread to four different part
of his ldy. The lodger tho doctors
treated him the won' it grew. During
the day it would get rough and form
like wales. At night it would U
crocked, inflamed, and badlv wnllcfi,
with terrible burning and itching.
When I think of his differing, it, pearly
breaks my heart. His wreunm coiiid
bo heard down-flair. The (differing
of my son made mo full of misery. I
had no ambition to work, to eat, nor
could I slis'p.
"Ono dis tor told mo that rny son's
pessemo was incurable, and gave it up
for a bail job. One evening I naw an
the paper nlsait the wonderful
Cuticura and decided to give it a trial.
I tell you that Cuticura Ointment
is worth its weight in gold, anil when 1
had used the first box of Ointment there
was a great improvement, und by tho
time I had used the n'cond net of Cuti
cura Soap, Cuticura Ointment, arid Cuti
cura Itwolvent my child was cured. Ho
in now twelve yearn old, und his skin
as fine and smooth as silk. Michael Stein,
man, 7 Sumner Avenue, lirooklyn,
N. Y., April lo, loo.",."
Ml CJi nn m h 1
f I 'YA
Tho Kind You IIuvo Ahvny llotitfht, mid which linn boon
t;i iino for ovT t0 joiirw, Imm horno tho Minimi tiro of
ami tin boon iiuwlo undor IiIm por-
fj?i2" , Hnmil mipervlMlon Mnoo U Infancy,
' ""v-wir AllOW IIO OIIO KMIOCOIVO you III iiiim.
AH Counterfoils, Imitation imtl JiiNt-itMrood " urn but
Kxporliitcntrt that trlllo with and endanger tlio health of
Infuuta and Children Kx per lonco ugaliiKt ICiporlmont.
What Is CASTORIA
Ctutorla In a lmrinlen tmhNtltiito for Cutor Oil, Pnro
Vorlc Drop and Hoothlntr HyriipH. It Ik I'loawmt. It
contain neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotlo
ubatonce. Its airo lit its guurauttHv It destroy Worm
and allays FcvcrbdincN. It cured Dlarrluou and Wind
Colic. It relieve Teething Trouble, cure Constipation
and Flatulency. It tuojIniilatcK tho Food, regulate tho
Ntomach and llowcl, (rlvlntf healthy und natural wleep.
Tho Children Panacea Tho Mother Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYf
Soars tho Signaturo of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TU( CtNT.M CO. ft U HTIIIcr, Hlw o. ,il
riii liil'hii'l I irlfitiM'Tl 1 J
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
John kox, lw.
V I, HISHOr, fWretnrv
NcUll Trnii. Vice-I'ren, und ,vtlpl.
A STOMA SAVISOH HANK, '!'.
FOR WOMAN'S EYE
Too much HtrtfM cannot lx placed on
tho great value of Cuticura Soap, Oint
ment, and Pill in anti-optic cloansinif,
thus affording pure, nwn-t and economi
cal local and constitutional treatment
for inflammation.!, ithlnfiH, Irritations,
relaxations, displacements, and painn, aa
well oh such sympathetic affect iorm as
ana'tnia, chloroHw, hyHteria, norvotw
ne, and debility.
Relit ttiniuirhoiit thn world. PotK-r Dnifl i
Ctn'in, Corp., Fil Pmpn.. Iiimton, Mum.
jTMuiil-U i- fee, How to Curo bku, liuniura.
Designers and Manufacturers 01
:i'HK i,ATMT IMl'iaiVI O
Canning Machinery, Marine Engines and Boilers,
Complete Cannery Outilts Furnished.
Kool nt Konrth Mrwi
SKK OUR WINDOW! KVKRYTHING YOU NKKD!
PAINT, COTTON ROPE, SAIL
CLOTH, NETTING TWINE, NETTING
NEEDLES, OARS (& FLOATS
The Foard & Stokes Hardware Co,, Inc.
Succeisori to Foard & Stokei Co.
The Philarlelphla bomb thrower
turno out to be a citizen of Chicago,
the little Russia of the United States.
Having been 80 thoroughly tried in
the newspapers, it in not expected that
the Thaw case will last very long.
Texas is trembling in the balance
on the octopus question. How circum
stances alter cases in some kinds of
The eehoolbook tru-'t is in favor of
text -book uniformity. The ncir'-r its
monopoly is uniform, the better the
trust is plcasc'l.
Xo one likes to complain iluring the
two months remaining of the present
congress that its proceedings lack con
In the projection of new airship
routes the newspapers will be estopped
from making the customary observa
tion that "dirt will soon be flyingj"
According to the testimony present
ed to the Interstate commerce com
mission the Oregon Short Line lias
conceived the clever idea of encompas
sing the earth.
We have the largest and
most complete line of Cigars
and Tobaccos in the City, and
keepenly the prominent brands
and High Class Goods.
t TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY!
To benefit yourselves, and 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. GIVK US A CALL
Small Boxes of Cigars, 12 and 25 in the Box.
PIPES Fine Mereschaums and Briars from
25c to 120.00,
TAILORS, 491 BOND STREET.
j To Be Happy
Means not only good things to eat, but alio the best of thingt to drink,
and tho beat of all good drinks is Sund & Carlson's
Rye and Bourbon Whiskies,
Choice Wines and Champagnes.
q. A. JiOWLHY, i're.-wlent.
I, PETF.RSOX, Vice President
cKAMv I'.yCTUN, Cannier.
J. W. GARNER, AwdHtant Cashist
Astoria Savings Bank
Capital Paid In flUO.UOO, Surplus ana Unfiividea Profit 55,0;K).
IrauHactn a General BauklDg BuhIdcos. Interest Paid on Time DepoHiU
a Tenl'n Strsot,
? 509 Commeroial St.
First National Bank of Astoria. Ore.