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THE MORNING ASTOItlAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
WI0NE80AY, APRIL 17, 190T.
Published Daily Except Monday by
TIk J. S. DEIXIHGEB COMPAKT.
By mail, per year . 17.00
By carrier, psr monttt JO
8, mail, per year, in adTan..1.00
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OMAnxauirtotettiMr rataM place el
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throng tatecboa AfflT Imfularitr to W
r7 should be iweedUtelr reported to the
TSLXPBOHI MAQt Mi.
Offleial paper of Clatsop county and
the City of Ajloria.
ana every Inch of It I going to be
needed In the near future, for there
ts practical congpMlon on this side of
We hope to see wm practical
stewi taken In this direction at n
early dny, and that when It 1 broach
ed In public places It will receive the
sanction and open endorsement of all
Astorlans. We are not caring a fl who
does the exploiting so long as It Is
honestly meant and honestly done.
This U not written In behalf of any
project, known, or unknown, but In
the Interest of a stretch of municipal
territory for too long neglected and
wholly deserving of recognition, and
which must, sooner or Inter, serve as
the Immediate reserve for the peopled
side of the city domain on the bank of
THE PEACE OF NATIONS.
Now that the Incredible genius of
the peoples of the earth have wrought
almost everything that can be turned
to the comfote, convenience and happi
ness of manking. It is within the pur
view of the logical destiny of man,
that the era of universal peace should
be ushered in, to stay.
We need the blessing of universal
peace to create a base upon which all
the good things of life, above referred
to, shall be better and more widely
distributed and applied. As things
stand now there ts a carking realiza
tion that the good things of life are
illy, unwisely, and most unfairly al
lotted, and hence, the dissatisfaction
that' calls for the peace conferences
all over the world.
If the great convention at the Hague
can but round up the nations and
commit them to the policy of amnesty
and forbearance and quietude, we of
the several countries will see to it that
peace prevails at home, after the sit
ting at the Dutch capital, if we have
to kill a few hundred thousand of our
own fool fellows to accomplish It.
We are for peace at any cost: and It
generally costs more than any other
commodity, only we dont realize what
we are paying for it all the time. Just
Imagine the calm and riffle-less exist
ance that will ensue when we disband
our armies and navies; throw our
prison doors wide open; turn our gun
factories into gymnasiums and our
courts are abandoned to the pacific
tenancies of the educators, and kind
ergartens; chuck our six-shooters and
rifles and shot-guns Into the abysmal
slough of forgotten wrongs, take up
our peace-pipes and admit no argu
ments to supervene! Then will we
know what light taxation means, and
knowing will make It lighter. The
vista that is opened up by this dream
of "the peace of the nations," is rosy
and romantic enough to Inspire an
other "Don Quixote," with the tale re
versed, and quicken the possibilities
of an abandoned grave-yard. Peace! 1
We'll have it if we have to set the
world ablaze with mortal horrors, for
centuries to come, and prove our faith
by dying in pursuit of it j
LOCAL. TRANSPORTATION. !
Astoria really needs more local
transportation lines; lines that will
open up and popularize whole sections
"of suburban territory; and she is go
ing "to have them. Tty-re is not
enough room for expansion on the
north side of her hills, and there is a
wonderful abundance over the brows
of them to the south; magnificent sites
and ample space for a city twice the
size of this that fronts her northern
bay-side. 'There is no expedient to
compare with a real, well-equipped,
well -bolstered, electric line that touch
es the limits Of the idle nnd KnlenriM
properties that are out-flanked by the
existing conditions and areas of pop
ulation. From the crown of the hills that
form the back-bone of thlB peninsula,
to the margin of Young's Bay and
Young's River, there Is one of the fin
est realms of home-land, awaiting ex
ploitation, that ever laid out of doors
THE DISMAL EARTHQUAKE.
The people dwelling beyond the lat
tltude of the earthquake belt, for the
most part, do not know what of horror
and dread they escape. They simply
cannot even approximate It by thought
or Imagination. It la one of those
Inconceivable things that baffle all
Ideas of sensation, save In the dread
ful realisation itself. It is unspeaka
bly frightening and sickening, and the
utter exclusion of all signs oC IPs
coming, the fearful suddeness and un
expectedness of it, when it does come,
Is among Its chlefest terrors. We, of
the north, count ourselves outside the
limits of the effected area, and we are,
so far as history of seismic visitation
has any bearing on the matter, but
that does not exempt us, though It
mtmifles the chance of our being In
volved. The day may come, and at
any time, when the whole course of
the earthquake-path may change and
sweep our way.
An the frequency with which the
tremblors are attacking the various
points of the earth, are significant
of the tremendous and the wide
spread agitation within the hidden
mass of unknowable subterranean
agencies' that create the awful de
struction at the surface of the world's
crusts. We may well take deep and
endless Interest In" the sufferings
wrought by these visitants and give
of our best and richest means In mit
igation of the woes thus brought to
pass, for the day may dawn for us
when we, too, shall crave the same
generous measure of sympathy and
aid, now so often demanded of us.
" NEW YORK BY' NIGHT.' '
Tha Speotaele of Its Lights From
Rivera and Harbor,
Hy wbatew route you reach or ltv
Mauhattau island In tlio evening the
river lights are beautiful. Ou the North
river the spwtaelo varies according to
the hour aud season, for the dowutowu
lights lu Manhattan ure mora numer
ous wheu the days are short and the
tcuanta of tho great ottloo building
bav to light up to finish tholr day's
work. Across from the lower Jersey
terries late In the afternoon of a wlntor
dny glow and sparkle the great com
pany of tall shafts ground against the
sky, each one pierced to the top wlti
regular rows of shlulug windows. A
memorable sight they make, those
shafts and huge blocks of gleaming
holes, reaching far above their neigh
bora that come between them aud the
river. There is much In that spectacle
to recompense tired man for being a
commuter, and nowhere else on earth
is there the like of it
And, besides the tali shafts and the
intervening lower lights and the glow
of tha streets that run to the river and
border it, there are all the river lights
the ferryboats, with tbelr long rows of
bright windows, hurrying oa their vs.
rions courses; the sound steamers going
out, other steamers coming In; all man
ner of lights mors sober on all manner
of shipping; the street glare and the
ferry bemse and wharf lights ashore,
snd, higher up, here and there the ob
trusive and commercial but none the
less radiant advertising signs.
The downtown office building lights
go out early, most of them, but up the
river some of the tall uptown hotels
continue, all the evening snd in spite
of curtained windows, to be light
houses. On the East river, besides the city
lights and the river lights, are the high,
curving bridges, very striking and
beautiful, with their unobstructed out
lines marked by the glow of the elec
There is poetry in these river lights,
bordered and framed by the dark shin
ing water and reflected In it-E. &
Martin in Harper's.
The Polioy-HoMers' Aimaiiy
Purely Oregon and Absolutely
Mutual to Policyholders
Built ou a Common Sense
When a New York poolroom does
a business of eight million dollars a
year it can no longer be classed as an
Infant Industry entitled to protection
not even police protection.
The Arkansas legislature has passed
a bill pronibltlng all speculation in
futures, but the state cannot conceal
her terrible past
When the matter is viewed dispassi
onately It must be concedeJ that the
president Is a bit of a politician him
self and appreciates the value of a
The clergymen are so busy marrying
people in New York they don't 'nave
time any more to tell us how wicked
Mr. Belmont predicts a check to our
industrial prosperity. The panic fore
seen Is the trouble that never comes.
If they Insist on opening the presiden
tlal campaign now why not have the
election, too, and get it over with.
A subscriber asks, "What are the
streets for V Why, to dump things
into, of course. Can't you see.
No attempt will be made for a few
days at least to hand the president a
I have used Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy in my family in cases of
whooping cough, and want to tell you
that It la the best medicine I have ever
used. W. P. Gaston, Posco, Ga. This
remedy is safe and sure. For sale by
Frank Hart and Leading Druggists.
A Woman Tells How to Relieve Rheu
I have been a great sufferer from the
dreadful disease, rheumatism, for a
number of years. I have tried many
medicines but never got much relief
from any of them until two years ago,
when I bought a bottle of Chamber
lain's Pain Balm. I found relief be
fore I had used all of one bottle, but
kept on applying It and soon felt
like a different woman. Through my
advice many of my friends have tried
It and can tell you how wonderfully it
has worked. Mrs Sarah A. Cole, 140
S. New St., Dover, Del. Chamberlain's
Pain Balm Is a liniment The relief
from pain which it affords is alone
worth many times the cost. It makes
rest and sleep possible. For sale by
It la a Real Stream, Although Not a
Salt river, sacred to defeated candi
dates. Is a real stream. While not
navigable, It is used every winter as an
Ice harbor by the towboata which go
out of Pittsburg for the south.
Salt river empties Into the Ohio
above twenty-five miles south of Louis
ville. It is a small stream, which flows
from the Kentucky hills to the great
water, and Is as tortuous, as crooked
and as unpleasant to navigate as the
mind can Imagine. Yet It ts uuvlgated
for a abort distance from Its mouth by
steamers of light draft. Flatboata aud
rafts are floated down upon Its bosom.
Before the civil war It was an Impor
tant stream In the mutter of bringing
Kentucky whisky down In' the Uut
boats to a point where they could be
unloaded to a river steamer. Uefnte
tory slaves were generally assigned to
the task of bringing these boats down,
as the work was arduous.
Salt river becuuie a bugaboo among
the negroes, and It was from the un
pleasant character of the work on this
river that "a trip up Salt river" came
to be used V politics to express the
destination cf a defeated candidate.
There Is not a river captain or pilot
in Pittsburg who does not know Salt
river, and there are few who have not
sought shelter within Its mouth when
tha Ice was running out of the Ohio.
The salt name Is supposed to have
come from the salt springs which flow
Into It at Its source. It Is also said the
name grew out of the fact that great
quantities of salt produced In the Ken
tucky country are floated down this
Keep the Money in Oregon
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A Dramatic Death.
A sergeant major of an Infantry reg
iment stationed In Bremen was sen
tenced to a slight disciplinary punish
ment for having mortally wounded a
man with a revolver in the course of a
fight. He appealed against this, but
was Informed that his appeal had been
rejected. He then ordered bis men to
load tbelr rifles with blank cartridges,
bnt during tbelr absence reloaded them
with ball cartridges. He then drew up
his men In firing line and carefully
showed them how to aim their rifles
straight at his heart With the ntmost
calm he then ordered, "Fire!" and fell
with four bullets through bis heart.
To Be Rtflllsd.
In one of the suburbs of a big city Is
the site of a well known school of
theology, from which go out each week
end many members of the senior class
to try their voices as "supplies."
A passenger on a Monday morning
train was surprised at the number of
men who got off at that station.
"Who are all those chaps getting off
here?" he asked the brakeman.
Them?" asked the brakeman. "Oh,
they're returned empties for the col
lege!" Youth's Companion,
Teacher Now, boys, what is the vir
tue of magnanimity? Pupils Aw?
Teacher What Is It If a big boy want
ed an apple very badly and were to
meet n small boy with one In it place
where nobody could take the small
boy's part Class (with eager illumi
nation) Dat's a cinch ! Baltimore
A Discarded Jack.
"Jock," said the one in chiffon, "pro
posed to me last night."
The one In gauze smiled.
"He doesn't do it at all well, does be.
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A company conducted by men of high
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Oregon Life is the only Pa
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Old Forester Whiskey
High in Quality and Price
Best Value on the Coast
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Noted for its Fine Flavor
The Astoria Hardware Co.
Is now ready for your orders.
Graton and Knight Belting. Corbin Build
ers' Hardware. Geucsco Ready Roofing.
Geheral Hardware, etc. - 113 12th St.
Hue Sun sets
HTdinter's colic every
time there's another
house painted with
Piilfin'i flun-Proof palm pmieot, P'
Mrv and bmtutifr, Ttwrars b(4 ot b
wid ram. heat and oold tlu ultu Uaad'
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To the housewife: If you wish anything in white
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please you with our excellent line.
Tinware in Japaned or plain is excellent ware
now on display see our window.
Everything for the home at reasonable prices.
The Foard & Stokes Hardware Co., Inc.
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First National Bank of Astoria, Ore.
J. Q. A. BOWLBY, Prssldsnt. rRANK PATT0N, Gasblsr.
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