The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, June 29, 1907, Page 2, Image 2

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SATURDAY, JUNE ig, 1907. V
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Official PwMnr of Clataop county and
Uxettr of Astoria, .
- WEATHER. . .. .
V. . : - '
Western Oregon and Washing-
ton Fair and cooler except
near coast.,,,.. .-.,
The Portland Oregonian, it seems to
us, wilfully dodges the question as to
the pre-eminence of Astoria as the
shipping port' for the eoninieree of the
State of Oregon. It U not a question as
to whether Astoria or Portland woukl
lose, or gain, by the shipping being done
at the mouth of the Columbia River!
As our esteemed ex-President, Grover
Cleveland would say: It is a condition,
not a theory that confronts us." .
The condition is this: Astoria is in
a position to do the shipping for the
State of Oregon and the Inland Empire,
cheaper than Puget Sound, and if such
is the ease, the producers and consumers
of the State of Oregon would reap the
benefit of such cheapening of freight
and charters, and the State of Oregon
would be correspondingly enriched.
With the water-level grade, and a
shorter haul for the railroads, from the
great empire to the East of us, and a
tea-port within 12 miles of the ocean, as
against a tow, and a traverse of 140
miles from the sea to the Puget Sound
Torts, we of Astoria are in a position
to secure the cheapest freight rate of
any port on the Pacific coast, not ex
cepting San Francisco. We ought to be
able to charter ships to Astoria for less
than our rivals on Puget Sound, and
certainly cheaper than Portland can;
therefore, every loyal Oregonian should
lend a hand to secure and take advant
age of such a portion, and they will do
so when they realize the immense gain
innuring to them by so doing.
The ancient bugaboo that the Oreg
onian still harps on, and which it plays
in so many different keys, towit, about
dredging the Columbia river and taking
the ships as far inland as they can go,
and asserting that Astoria is hostile to
Portland in that endeavor, cannot de
ceive the business men of this, and ad
joining, states any longer. Astoria is
not hostile to Portland in its eflorts to
have the shipping of the State done at
Portland just as long as she can do so;
only we see the shipping business leav
ing the river and going to rival ports in
the State of Washington, and we stren
uously object to that condition of affairs,
and claim that if Astoria had been uti
lized by the railroads entering Oregon
(lo! these many years), as their "em
baTcadero" as our old friend C. P. Hunt
ington advised them to do, we would be
doing a great deal more of the exporting
and importing than we are now doing.
And' to corroborate ouf deductions
along this line, we beg to quote from
vesterav's issue of the Oregonian in
which it reports a meeting, in Olympia,
of the Washington State Railway Com'
mission, where sworn and expert testi
mony was given showing that Puget
Sound is a better market than Portland
for the products of Eastern Oregon and
Washington (wheat, etc.), and that
higher prices are paid at competitive
points "than at 0. E. & N. non-competi
tive points,"
'The Astorian is trying to chaange that
condition, and suggests to the great
daily paper of Oregon that it stand
shoulder to shoulder with us in so
laudable an endeavor, "Play Ball," Mr.
Oregonian man, and show that you are"
what you claim to be, an Oregonian, and
loyal to the business interests of your
whole state, instead of bolstering up
the business of a few foreign exporters
in Portland, and muddying the waters
and obscuring the issues by the con
stant assertion that Astoria is trying
to steal your business 'and ruin your
prestige, when, as a matter of fact, the
contrary is the case. WE WISH TO
When the time shall come (and wme
it will),' that the common-point rate in
wheat and breadstuff is to be extended
to Astoria, it must be born in mind
that w will newr be satUfted with the
whedules of Pnget Sound wr Portland
Xothina but the wean, the seaboard
the San Frauvlaw rate, will ever fill our
commercial calculation and put us on
the ulane to which we aiire oy every
right and faculty that pow invents the
sreat California port, There must be
iu differentials operating against this,
the chvest-lving, quickest-despatch,
facile and ample harbor on the western
coast of America. We wont stand for
iti nor do w have to, under the law.
and the best precept of the shipping
W-art fioinc to take our place in the
largest opacity yith which nature has
endowed us, and which tn commercial
potentialities shall concede when they
shall have realised the blunder of the
year and posted this port as the cheap
est. safest, and handiest of all tneir
American Pacinc destinatkma. We care
not what shipping shall go up the river
to Portland nor upon what basis. W long
as the flat, seaboard rate 1 quoted out
of here, or better yet, a preferential
rate, hence, foreign!
This is the substance of our contest.
We are striking for the beat and highest
to which we are entitled nd knowing
our advantage, will never rest till they
are attained in perpetuity.
It i Mr. Ellison's opinion that "we
know about one seven-billionth of 1
per cent aboutj anything." The in
ventors and scientists of the future
will be unable to complain that there
wasen't any core.
One of the four words of English
General Kuroki knows is "How?" In
conjunction with "Same" it may be re
garded as a considerable working dictionary.
Rotterdam spends $4,000,000 annually
for American cotton-seed oil to be
worked up into butter, lard and cooking
compound. Posterity will be wise if
it knows what it is eating.
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General Kuroki has possessed himelf
of the secrets of Uncle Sim's fighting
strength. In the event of war with
Japan he could not with propriety, sit
in the case.
Japan may be saving next that Tokio
is better governed than Frico. With-
ont discussing the point, Frisco may be
said to take its punishment steadily.
The longer the trial continue the
more generally the country acknowl
edges the aptness of the phraae "unde
sirable citizens."
An Answer to the Statements of II.
The discovery of sun spots does not
seem to excite the same public enthus
iasm just now as the finding of shade
areas in the East.
All other crops may fail, but there is
never any deficiency in the output of
June brides.
XEW YORK, June 28. .James B.
Duke, the wealthy head of the American
Tobacco Company is to be married to
Mrs. William Inman, a well known so
ciety woman of Atlanta, the last week
in July, according to an announcement
nublished In the American today. The
edding, it is stated, will occur in
The Atoria Ihilly Hudcet of June 20,
l!Hl7. minted Mr. Mcttowan "Rco
nined as one of the bent posted ami most
intelligent wen iu the packing of Culum
hia River salmon." Sow the above ma;
tie true but savor too much of lg
and nnneeary semi scuiTiliiiu phrase
to guarantee hi claim to intelligence.
And it is mieer how treat tuiuda wi
differ. Prof. David Starr Jordan claim
that the fixed gear such as traps, seine
and wheels are a detriment and neat-
all of MeGowun' llh come from trop
He says Mnt criticism mav well be
waged again any policy that tends t
expose great interests to possible or
probable danger' and "NotHiiig of bene
fit can result from the plausible narad
of selfish and pernicious activity under
the pretentious disguise of public in
terest." . . ., ,. , .,,
The above two quotations are such
prominent contradictions when taken
with hit whole statement as he is
really trying to atop the fishing by the
majority and 'till pose as a friend of
the public at large.
Sneaking of protection to adult salmon
he say "Countless plan have been pro
posed to this end most of them hatched
bv agitators who usual have an axe
to grind and sometimes represent the
fine Italian hand of some one higher
up." Sow we will look and see who h
the axe to grind. The Mcflowan are
called the fathers of the trap and the
hances are would never have appeared
in print but for this fact, and hi does
not show the fine Italian hand from
above, for his inspiration seems to
come from the lower source and hit
sling at trade union shows hi enmity
to the people who have co-operated with
the legislator from Clatsop county and
have always been opposed by Mr. Me
(iowan he says, "It ha always been a
rabbit' foot for the wingless vampire
to charm unwilling theekles from the
pockets 01' toil that his paunch might
gather a living of tat." Now if this
winged creature angel McKowan could
have only trap there would be no toil
ers in the fishing industry to charm
unwilling ueekle from hi pauch I
suppose would be more agreeable to the
condition. He say "The Politician es
teem it a potent vote catcher." Yes,
that is so in Clatsop county as every
delegate to the legislature goes instruct
ed to work against Mr. McGowan'a pet
cetfv. He savs, "Main are willing ami
some professional parasites are eager to
do something for the atoon by sacri
fice of the other fellow." Mr, Mctiowan
surely belongs to one of the above
classes, and if he had his way the gill
net men would pay the sacrifice. His
jtiotation oi a retired fl-herman and
' ir t'm'. t'...- .:-!i::i'. ':ntld be dure in f'sr tmc wh;"S M 15 nn l
lit htv.p 3 da"! Sow i? were lo
aooptthe nme law that have lieen
jidimted m th -Saeramenio Itiver mm
im built the fishiiiff up troin mrtbiug to
larger than the Columbia, by stopping
the traps and seine and doing nearly all
the fishinn at night, giving the flh 18
hours' protection instead of having traps
which only fih, in daylight and clear
water when the Kill nets could not catch
fish in daytime and water clcur. The
Columbia River i about the only liver
where the fiixed gear works unrestricted
and they alone are lesponsible for the
present shortage of flsh as our promi
nent fish culturists condemn such gear,
and as evidence of their wisdom the
continual decrease of fish in the Colum
bia River.
W. R, Ward, off Dyeraburg, Term.,
rites: Tbie it to certify that I nave
need Orino Laxative Fruit Syrnp for
chronic constipation, and it baa proven,
without a doubt, to be thorough, prac
tical remedy for thia trouble, and it la
with pleasure I offer my conscientious
reference." T. F. Laurin, Owl Drug
MINSEAPOLI8, June 28.Iames V.
Barnes, former president of the Title
Insurance Trust Company of thia city
now defunct, was arrested here last
k'ht on a warrant charging him with
embezzlement. There is a shortage of
over $150,000 on the company's books
Remarkable Setcut
That truth is stranger than Action,
hat once more been demonstrated in the
little town of Fedora, Tenn the resl
oence of C. V, Pepper. He writes: "1
waa in bed, entirely diaabled with
hemorrhages of the lungs and throat
Doctors failed to help me, and all hope
had fled when I began taking Dr. King't
"Vew Discovery. Then instant relief
came. The coughing toon ceaeed; the
tleedine diminished rapidly, and in three
weeke I waa able to go to work. Guar
anteed cure If or coutrht and colds. 60c
and $1.00 at Charles Roger Drug Store
Trial bottle free.
Cured Hemorrhages ol th Lnngt
"Several yeare tine my lungt were
.r, hdlv affected that I had many hem-
orrhagea," write A. M. Ake, of Wood,
Ind. "I took treatment with terermi
p byeiciane without any benefit. I then
started to take Foley' Honey ana itr,
and my lungt are now a sound at a
bullet. I recommend It In advanced
.tarn of lnnff trouble." Foley's Honey
and Tar ttopt tb cough and heals tbt
long, and prevent terlou result from
a cold. Rtfute substitute, T. F. Lanr
In, Owl Drug Store.
NEW YORK, June 28. Two members
of the United States army have reported
to Leo Stevens by order of the War De
partment, to receive Instructions in all
branches of aeronautics. Die men arc
Corporal Edward; Ward, and Privottc
Joe Barrett,
Mr. Stevens expects within a month
that his two army pupils will be expert
balloon constructors. They will then go
to Washington and will make some trial
trips in the big government balloon un
der instructions from Mr, Steve'n. '
' A Lesson in Health
! Healthy kidneys filter the Impurities
'rom the blood, and unless they do thi
good health Is Impossible. Foley1! Kld
t ey Cure makes sound kidney and will
positively cure all forms of kidney and
bladder disease. It ' strengthens , the
whole system. ' T. F, Laurin, Owl Drug
it Time
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The conservative prices nnd excellent goods thnt the shoppers find at our store
have brought wanv outside shoppers to us good treatment, the best that money
can buv for the price, has always been our motto, and it pays. A word to the" i
late fourth shoppers : On the main floor of the big store you will find excellent t
and real bargains. We call your attention to the Fourth's "present need" de- 1
partment, Shoes, Boys' Suits, Millinery and Suits. ; , ; ; ;,V J 1
The famous Hmilton.Broni
American Lady... $2.00
President Gentt..l 3.75
White and Black Kid
Sandals for ladies and ,
Children ........... $5cta $U5
Ladies $1.50 to $1.85
Boys' Suits::
Many Hiids of Busted I
Suits and others from ; ::
50c. up.
In the Milliiieiy Department ff
: : Your special attention is called to onr Millinery DepartmC.AS A new shipment of
: : Late Trimmed Sailors has just been placed on exhibit. All shades of the popular
; sailor, dainty and neat, the finishing touch to the well-dressed summer girl, from
: 75c to $1.75 .. ..(.. i" J,!-.
Gliic Suits for the Sywniier Girl
fi You will find a fine and complete line of linen suits to choose from in greens,
U1UCS, ilUU UiUUlUl IUU3, UUiU l.-u iw a.vv.
Lingerie Shirt Waists in all the late I Eaton Suits at popular prices. In vari-
shades and patterns, $l.Z5 to $4 5U nous colois
Are von pointr a wav this summer ? Do vou need a trunk, dress suit case or va
lise ? Trunks, $4.50 to $12.00 1 suit cases, $4.00 to $10.00 1 leather and imifation tt
valises, 1.45 to 2.5U
J0 3 he
'fTTTff f ! f fi 7TTTTTT7TTTT !
It make all the different In tneix
world to the convivial man whtre, and
what, he drinks. Mot: mn desire
beauty and cleanliness, and hndome
appointment in the aaloon they pat
ronlze regularly, aa well at the essen
tial pre-ieiulltP ot genuine wines and
liquors that are served to t'nem, And
these things art aa particularly and
properly conspicuous at Otto Buad'r
elegant rtort, the Commercial, at No
509 on the street of that name that
they account thoroughly for the fixC
and splendid cuaom he enjoys. There
Is nothing allowed to pass bis counter
but the heat and choicest In every de
partment of Indulgence, and the ser
vice behind it all, it the most pleaalni
and aatlafylng In the dty.
Let u eat, drink and be merry,
With never a thought of ache or pain,
Let us forget every sorrow that might
For we still have Rocky Mountain Tea.
Frank Hart.
Means Standard of Merit.
Our Service and our
methods of business are of
the highest excellence as
well as all of our Footwear
Everything is of the highest
except our prices, and they
are always the lowest
-Fisher Bros, Company I
Sole Agents for
Barbour's and Finlayson's
Salmon Twitie
; Hardware, iron; Steel and Ship Chand
lery. Pipe and Pipe Fittings, Brass
Goods, Paints, Oils, Glass and Hardwood
A Complete Line of Fishing, Cannery
logger and Mill Supplies
Fisher Bros. Co.
M 546-550 Bond Street
Astoria, - - Oregon
Our Specialties Are
Loggers and long hand made
i boots for Fishermen."
S; A. G1MRE '
14) Bend St, oppotlU Flthtr Bros.
First-Class Liquors and Cigars
602 Commercial Street. ,
Corner Commercial and 14th. ' Astoria,' Oregon.