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-. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER n, 1907.
THE MORNING ASTOWAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
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the City of Astoria.
AN OPPORTUNE INTERPRETATION.
For some time oia government at
Washington has been dawdling with the
Japanese question, palliating, explaining,
placating and promising. nd had about
gotten itself into an inextricable mesa
over the alleged problems involved, when
our good friend, tie riotous British work
ingman of Vancouver, B. C, turns the
trump card of his, and our, relief, by
demonstrating to the little brown man
that, as a Coolie, he is not wanted 00
Western soil even a little bit.
It was cleverly and most seasonably
done; and while we deprecate resort to
obscure tactic and relianee upon second
fiddle alternatives, we make due ac
knowledgment to our Northern cousin
for the favor done us so unconsciously
and so thoroughly. The Japanese gov
ernment is taking the whole thing
nighty- cooly, since it was brought by
lis best friend and ally, and he must
swallow his chagrin and recognize the
inevitable. He has been served with an
unqualified injunction to keep his spare
population at home and not seek to
thmst them into home-ground oompeti
- tion with the white labor of America ;
and if the lesson had not been given on
Canadian soil, it would have been ten'
dered him over here, sooner, or later, and
with infinitely graver results to Jap
and American, diplomatically.
Our people at Washington fee at a
glance, now, what they should have
knows months ago, and having got their
cue, are very pronounced in their dec
larations aa to what it all means, and
will govern themselves accordingly, and
-what is more Japan will meet the situa
tion, badly as he hates to, and do it
eieverly and quickly. j
We have never been in accord with Mr.
Roosevelt's pro-Japanese doctrine, be
cause we have felt that, wise and clever
aa he is, he hag never understood the
far western conception of the Jap, but
ha based his conclusions and policies
upon his own intimate and agreeable re
. lations with the brains and culture of
the Kingdom of the Rising Sun, as he
met and associated with it, at the Na
tional capital. He needs some coaching
on Pacific Coast matters, and once he
really knows what is right for us out
here, he need not be feared.
We shall be glad to see a termination
of the long-drawn Japanese treaty
squabble and to know that the exclusion (
clause therein is fixed, unambiguous and
impregnable, for the sake of peace with
this bright nation and the common good
cf workmen of the United States.
THAT COLUMBIA DRY- DOCK.
Not so very many years ago there was
a governmental proposition to establish
a naval station and dry-dock in the
Columbia, River territory, and it would
nave bees here today, had it not been
that U. 8. Senator Dolph, from Oregon,
(but of Portland), ascertaining that it
was the purpose of the National author
ities to instal it at, or near, Astoria, in
stantly relinquished his effort to secure
it and, because it was not placed at, or
near, Portland, permitted the project to
go by default, and virtually tent it over
to Bremerton. Thia is one apt expres
sion of the Portland spirit when it comes
to the securing of things of great im
port for Oregon; and it is on the same
parallel with the remark made by Mr.
Wheelwright, the leading factor in the
bread-stuff interests of Oregon, (also,
OF Portland), when he went with a
party of Portland & Seattle Railroad
officials to look at the site chosen by
that road for its bridge-entry in the
metropolis, along last spring. When he
was shown the lines upon virion the
great structure would leave Vancouver,
cross the rivej, and enter the city of
Portland, he protested vehemently that
"it would never do in the world; that
the instant such a bridge from the
north bank of the Columbia Kiver'wn
completed, every train that crossed, it
would be deflected westward to Astoria
direct,", or word of similar Import, all
tluly reported in te iwtiami pros
and showing the animus that operate,
and h operated for unnumbered year,
in the city of Portland, against Astoria
and the lower Columbia Valley.
We allude to these things because we
are compelled to indicate to the. out-
aider,, the man from abroad, why As
toria, with its marvelous advantages, is
denied so many essential things, gov
erntnental and otherwise. We wish it
were not so. We wish Tort land might
adopt aome more rational and conserva
tive policy, and yet retain her snpremain-
iu the great industries and service sys
terns and manufacturing plants that
must surely come into Oregon, and yet
iot direct to the metropolis. The tactic
that would draw all good things into Jhe
state upon the sole hypothesis that they
be finally and perpetually set up at
Portland, is a doctrine that will g.ig it
self to death sooner, or Inter; because it
is wrong, susceptible of resentment and
open to criticism of the sharpest sort.
that cannot but re-aot adversely to the
great city on the Willamette
But be this a it may, the government
is looking interestedly to the mouth of
the Columbia for a sit for its new naval
station and dry -dock; and we want to
see some very- different programs un
folded at Washington, this winter, from
that fathered by the late, lamented U. S.
Senator Dolph, who, fine a man as he
was, was not above unking so extraordi
nary a sacrifice to his preferences for his
home-city over the wide advantage that
might have accrued to the great state he
represented. Far too much has been sac
rificed to th:- almost insane Portland
IS) EDITORIAL SALAD.
Passengers may even now travel
through several states and pay only two
cents a mile, but only in States which
have no general two-cent-a-mile law.
It is a somewhat dubious outcome to
find that all we have to show for the
war on nature fakers is a strike of the
Teddy Bear constructors.
Still, the telegraph strike has not yet
caused such intense inconvenience as to
lead to a movement for the abolition of
all whistle blowing.
Bill Ward says: "You do it when
you do it, not before."
Former Residents Living In State Are
Invited To Attend.
BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. l .Mary
land is sending invitations to her sons
and daughters scattered everywhere to
come to a grand reunion, and is making
extensive preparations to give them a
week of right royal entertainment when
they come. Old Home Week covers the
dates, October 13 to 19, and there will
not be a moment of that time that will
not thrill with the spirit of hospitality
for which the Old Lime State is famous.
The celebration will include a number
01 spectacular features in this city, such
as an electrical pageant, a grand military
and naval display, a gathering of patriot
ic "ocieties, a parade and ball by the fra
ternal orders, a big concert, a night car
nival, etc. There will also be a special
pilgrimage to Annapolis on Peggy Stew
ard Day, which falls in Old Home Week.
The visitors to the capital will have
an opportunity to inspect the magnifi
cent new buildings of the United States
Naval Academy and the remodeled State
House of historic associations.
The New Baltimore, which has sprung
fiom the ashes of the disastrous fire of
1904, will not be the least of the fea
tures that will afford delight and will
surprise the returning sons and daugh
ters of the State.
The Homecomers will have the benefit
of special transportation rates granted
by railroads and steamboat companies,
and arrangements are on foot to secure
for the visitors the privilege of a side
trip to Jamestown without extra charge.
Every former Marylandep of whom
the Maryland Home Coming Association
secures information will receive a special
invitation to attend the homecoming.
These invitations are being sent out by
Governor Edwin Warfleld in the name of
the State. All persons who have in
formation of the whereabouts of former
Marylanders are urged to promptly for
ward such names and addresses as are in
tbeir possession to the Secretary of the
Association, 602 Fidelity Building, Bal
, . Stop It! ,
A neglected cough or cold may lead to
serious bronchial or lung troubles. Don't
take chances when Foley's Honey and
Tar affords perfect security from ser
ious effect of a cold. T. F. Laurin,
Owl Drug Store.
We Could Build Fi ve Bat
tleships to Japan's One;
Br CHARLES M. SCHWAB, Former Preldsnt of th United States tl Corporation.
I WAR betwwu th United States and Japan.
At least Uie initiative will never be taken hy
Japan. I mnko thia aiwert,ion froirt tho stand
point of a practical business man and builder of
tho consciousness of her inability to cope with na
in tho building of armored ships. Even now Japan, 1 understand,
contracts for aft armor plate and guns of largo caliber from English,
Dutch and German firms. That is where tho United States would be
at a TREMENDOUS ADVANTAGE and not only could preservo
but increase ihat advantage aa tho necessity required. ; , '
Should the United States ever again lcoiao involved in war I
feel perfectly confident in declaring that' AMERICAN BUILT
BATTLESHIPS, FITTED OUT WITH AMERICAN-ARMOK
PLATE AND AMERICAN GUNS AND MANNED BVj AMER
ICAN TARS, CAN HOLD THEIR OWN WITH ANY NAVY
IN THE WORLD.
GOT OUR HANDS FULL
French Minister Thinks With the
AMERICANS ARE ANTAGONISTIC
Similarity Of Spain And The Islanders
Made It Possible For The Castihans
To Get Along Absolutely No Point Of
Agreement With Americans.
PARIS, Sept,, 11 Suoi Debarauia,
the former Ambassador of Spain to Pan
and a member of the peace commission
tiiat arranged the Spanish-American
treaty in Paris after the war, is one of
the foremost publicists in Spain. As the
Minister of the Colonies he is thoroughly
familiar with the situation and condi
tions in the Philippines
Senor Dabarzuza said:
. "I don't think America will ever suc
ceed in bringing order and self-govern
ment to the Philippines. Their pecu
liar people the very opposite to the
Americans in everything. It was a very
difficult problem for Spain, although the
language is the same; but with Ameri
cans there is not a single point of con
tact, but in every point an antagonism."
"The Filipinos hate the Americans
more than they hated the Spaniards. AH
your noblo efforts to civilize them are
bound to fail. They are Aaiatic, and
the differences between the two races
are too great to be reconciled.
As to the Japanese, I cannot see the
U-ast prospect of a war with America.
Tbey are a wise people and in no present
need of the Philippine. I-uter, when
they are well prepared, the question may
assume important dimensions. Nobody
can safely predict events. I, as one who
has watched the history of the nations
for the last fifty years, would be the
last to do so.
"It appears though in the future the
Philippines may belong to Japan. Little
by little they will drop into Japanese pos
session either by purchase or otherwise.
The cost to America of the Philippines
must always be enormous without any
commensurate results. I read in tome
American papers that the United States
of America needs the Philippines from a
strategio point of view, but I fail to see
H. Believe me, Japan will never be
able to enter your golden gate. I hold
San Francisco to be the strongest and
best defended seaport in the world.
"As for Spain she is much better off
without the Philippines. Giving them
up .was like pulling a bad tooth. It
was very painful, but better in every
way for the patient. Spain's finances
are no longer strained, and the lives of
thousands of my countrymen are spared.
The Philippines were a white elephant to
Spain and will always remain one to
the United States"
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that TIIEUK WILL' BE NO
and armored equipment. Japan
to war with us, .
THE UNITED STATE 8 IS EASILY ABU TO
BUILD AND EQUIP FIVE BATTLESHIP8 WHILE
JAPAN IS FINISHING ONE. THAT PER
CENTAGE MIGHT EVEN BE INCREASED IN
THE EVENTUALITY OF WAR. THE RE
SOURCES OF THIS COUNTRY ARE PRACTI
CALLY LIMITLESS WHEN THE URGENCY OP
I am confident that Japan is fully alivq to
MAIL CARRIER SANDBAGGED.
Cowardly Attempt Made to Rob Mail
STKVEXSVILLfi. Sept. 11. A cow
ardly attempt was mails a few days
to rob the rural free delivery wagon
between Victor and Corvallis, The at
trnipt was made upon Kllen Cowan,
ubtitiite carrier (or W. 8. Jone,
while he wnt croning the inland east
of Victor, She was found lying in an
unconscious condition by the roadside,
with a large bruise on her head. Indi
cating that lite hail been sandbagged.
The cah box, wlikh contained nothing,
u-u, found open in the road, The mail
a tcattrred about the road as if ran
ovk. The victim of the assault does
not seem to be able to throw any light
on the matter and docs not know any
of the facts leading up to the attack.
She lay in an unconscious condition by
the roadside for about an hour, and a
YesterUy two carloads of brick ar
rived here for use in the new store
building of the SU-vcnsville Men-antilc
Company. In the two cars there are
29,000 brick and the company expects
to secure the rest of the 400,000 at an
early tlaU It also has on the road a
ear- of cement. The building, when com
pleted, will be one of the largest in
pieted, will be one of the largest in
'etern Montana. '
Within the next 10 days the Burnt
Fork Rural Telephone Company will
have the circuit of Its telephone line
completed. The line on the north road
up the Burnt Fork is strung and the
company is nenring town on the other
read with the wire.
The Steventville town council held a
special meeting last night, it being called
fur the purpo-e of deciding upon holding
an election to vote upon an electric
light fhineliiiic. The franchise is niked
for by J. C. Hodge, of Tacoins, Wash.,
who intend to put in an electric light
ing system for Stcvensville and Victor.
The council ordered the election, which
it set for Oct. 1.
Mrs. David Morehcad, of Diinlnp,
Iowa, arrived here last vk for a viit
with her mother, Mrs. J. B. Frankly n,
who is quite ill. Miss Ida Spencer, n.
Butte, a niece of Mrs, J. B. Frankl.. it.
is also here.
Five of the children of Mr. and Ki '.
3. 1). Harrington, on the west side, iin
ill with diphtheria. Some of the chil l
ren were in a serious condition, but it,
it believed at this time they arc out
AMERICAN WEDS GREEK.
Evelyn .Palmer Adopts Grecian Dress As
Well At Husband. '
BAR HARBOR, Me., Sept, 11,- Miss
Evelyn Palmer, daughter, of Mnt. Ro
bert Abbe of New York was married here
today to Angelo Sikelianas, a Greek, who
has won recognition in this country for
his poems and philosophical writings.
Possessed of an independent fortune in
her own right, Miss Palmer has traveled
, She returned from Europe August 81,
on board the Loraine, clad in a houite
robe of Tyrian purple, cinctured juttt
above the hips' with a loose belt, and
wearing sandals on her bare feet. Miits
Palmer had to bear constant curious scru
tiny from her fellow passengers. She
told friends that she had adopted her
unusual attire principally because of its
confort, and her belief that it was moat
healthful. ' ) '
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WRECK GERMAN TRAIN.
Believed to Hv Planned Death of Rui
, sian Grand Duke, but Palled.
... v t
UKRUN. N'pt, 11, A railway ex
vh train disaster, which i supposed
to have been csuimhI by suaivhlstii, oc
curred jssUiiday, 20 miles from Berlin.
No lives were lost but six persons were
injured aud the greater psrt of th train
was destroyed by t tlr which broke
out In the wreck.
The train, which was on its way to
llcrtiu from Kgdtuhuvn, the station on
the Uuoilan frontier, left the track near
Strasslmrg. An examination showed
that the bolts that held the rails had
been looeiied for a distancs, of 30
uink The authorities hsvs offered a
rswarj of $500 for the dUcovery of the
ncrMtmtors of th crime, and an olll-
ciui liiiiuiry is In nroiti-ess,
The persons Injured were Inhabitants
of Berlin, postal clerks, comnmrcla!
travelers, and two army ollloers. It
d4 not appear that any ltusslnn of
high rank w a passenger on the train
but the Grand Duke Nicholas Nloolui
vitch. with a staff of six officers I ex-
Hvtd to arrive here tomorrow on his
wsy to the Germany army maneuvers,
when he will be the guest of Kmtteror
SAN DIEGO FIGHTS PLAGUE.
SAN DIrXSO. Cal.. Sept. U. The bu
bonic: plague stands little chance of get
ting Into San Diego, so strict are the
(liiarantiue regulations All vessel
fronSan Fmncinco must be fumigated
More they are allowed to leave th sta
tion here, unless they have undergone
this process before (raving the Golden
Gate All vese!s are kept at a dUtance
of six feet from the wharf, and hawsers
hading ashore are fitted with shields,
wbiili prevent rat from passing either
New books corning iu every day
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1 - 1
The back aches because th kidney
niM blockaded. '
llrlp Hi kidney with thslr work.
The l ack will ach no mors,
Lots of proof that Doan'i Kidney
i'llls do this.
It's ths best proof, for U comes from
Astoria. . " H . ; -
1). K. Duncan, who resides at th cor
ner of Dunn and Ninth streets, A
torla, says 1 "I had been troubled with
weakness of the back and kidneys for
a number of years. There was comtnnt
dull aching In tht loins and a numb
ness of th back, often extending
through th whol muscular system as
far up as the shoulders. Not only did
my back ach but trier was a wesx
nsc from th kidney seoretloiu which
w very annoying and disturbed my
rest. I heard about Doan't Kidney
Pill and used them. I found them to
b a great benefit. After th flrt few
dose J felt better. I know of Other
who hare used them with ths same
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sol agent for th United State.
Remember th nam Dosn's and V
(uie no other. . , , ,
An Insidious Dangsr
One of th worst features of kidney
trouble I that It la an InMdlou dis
ease and be for th victim realise bis
danger he may hav a fatal malady.
Take Foley Kidney Cur at th first'
sign of trouble a It onset Irregulari
ties and prevents Bright' Disease and
diabetes. T. F. Laurin, Owl Drug Stor.
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