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THE MORNING AStORIAN. ASTORIA, OREGON.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER a, 1907.
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TELEPHONE MAIK Mi.
Offlelal paper of Clatsop county and
the City ofAstori.
enough of dignified poise in the group
at Interest to hold down such manifes
tations as were made in thitsinetance.
It weiv infinitely better to permit the
favored citizen to go his way without
special mark of honor and cheer, than
to hail him forth a principal in so
wretched an up roar as was this.
The leading citizens of Warrenton are
profoundly stirred by the untoward
event and are Very frank in their utter
ances about it, the threads of shame and
sorrow predominating all through their
expressions. The whole thing reflects
disastrously upon the civic tone of the
town, since many of the representatives
of its best families were inseparably
connected with tbe affair and so involved
those whose best efforts are directed to
the social, as well as the business, up
lift of the place.
It is most earnestly hoped thaW this
is the last record: of its kind that will
be sent up from this lively and inter
esting Clatsop town, and that even this
may be passed over with a silence that
will prove' as curative for those respon
sible for the trouble, s It will be bene
ficial to Warrenton itself.
ASTORIA ALL AGOG
This Promises to be the Event of the Season
THE USUAL FALSE PREMISE.
The Oregonian of Monday last con
tained a peurile complaint alleging that
because of the failure of the "Port of
Columbia'' law, Portland would be de
' nied the advantage of a fleet of steam
ers plying in the Alaska trade; the
' predicate being so densely hidden as to
leave lue wsi mioiaieu peupie uunu
here all at sea s to what that notorious
measure might have contributed to the
desired situation. The only thing that
seems at all plausible, being, that the
pilots on the Columbia bar are, in some
hypothetical ' way, responsible for the
fact that Oregon ha3 not, today, an
Alaska-Portland line. This fact is ad
judged to be the cause, because when
the .Oregonian has no other line of mean
attack on Astoria it jumps on this fine
body, of men sail assesses them with
any old delinquency i cannot palm off
on any other set.
Portland knows pretty well why it
has no steamship line to Alaska, and if
it does not know, Seattle and Tacoma
are not so far away as to preclude a
quick and certain explanation; or, the
records of the Portland Board of Trade
might be utilized very conclusively, if
It certainly was not denied on any
score of pilotage fees or quality of serv
ice in that line, for it is common fame
that all coastwise steamers are free of
such charges from the sea to Astoria,
and only meet them when the vessels
go above Tongue Point, or in other
words, to Portland and way ports; and
by the way, the pilots in that special
behalf all reside at the metropolis.
Such bottoms are, by law, exempt from,
bar pilotage charges, and the big daily
- will have to seek another cause, if it
has one, for even sailing vessels in that
service are also exempt.
Since the "Port of Columbia" bill be
came a matter of interest to people on
the river, the especial promise of its
authors and friends has been that once
it was passed' they would correct the
vicious evils inseparable from the bar
pilot service, and these promises have
been accompanied by repeated insulting
allusions to the Columbia Kiver Bar
Pilots' Association, the reading of which
tirades would convince an outsider that
this particular group of men werei
pirates instead of pilots and used their
franchise, and licenses, for the deliber
ate robbery of everything afloat and
within sight and hall of the bar,
wnereas, the real lact is, ttnere is no
abler set of men on the Pacifie Coast
' than these same skillful seamen, every
one of them a master of his craft and
a respectable, law-abiding citizen, to
boot, whose incomes are fixed by law
and the coming of ships to this river,
from abroad; but, unhappily for the
Portlander they) all live in Astoria, and
for this reason alone, they are utterly
discredited at the metropolis, and this
'despite the fact that the records of this
great barrier at the mouth of the Colum
bia are clearer of wreck, loss and death
annals, than any other port-bar on the
coasts of America,
The whole system of fraud and greed
that inspired the "Port of Columbia"
bill, is charged with just such eontem
tible elements as this, and that it went
to the ash-heap upon the clean and.
simple pretext of its flagrant ' uncon
stitutionality," was a handy road to
salvation for the men who framed it;
for, had it succeeded, it would have
aroused a crusade of bitterness on this
river that would have ended only iri'
something quite beyond the purview of
those responsible for it.
MURDERED NEAR HOME.
Only, once in a long while does the local public htrVe such an opportunity
presented to them in the way of Bona Fide Reductions and Genuine Bargain
as are found at the Forced Sale now on at the National Shoe & Clothing
Store. In conversation with the manager in charge of the Sale Inst night it was
learned the Forced Sale has proven a brilliant success ami he Is in receipt of
flattering encomiums from the general manager of the National System of
Store, and praise for the purchasing public of this city and section for the real
interest they 'have so substantially taken in the Forced Sale and the National's
earnest, honest efforts to tide over a rough stretch on it's road to success. And
the National will continue to merit, as it has in the past, the patriince of everv
careful, conservative buyer in this neck of the woods, during the entire course
of thjs Great Forced Sale by virtue of the really wonderful bargains offered in
everything to wear for men, women and children. With a long pull and a strong
pull altogether the National hopes to pull out on top at the close of this sale
and the public's inducement to help will be Genuine Bargains on every hand
at 084 Commercial street, the home of the National Store and the Great Forced
Mother of woman Finds Her in Yard
With Throat Cut.
IOLA, Kansas, Oct. 1. Miss May
Seippi the 25-year-old daughter of John
X. Schipp, a well-to-do farmer, was
found murdered in the back yard of the
S!ipp home at Moran, 10 miles from
here, las-t night. Her throat had been
cut, eviaentiy witn a razor that was
found close by. A motive for the mur-
oer nas not Deen louna. mere is no
clue to the murderer. The body was
brought to Iola today and a postmortem
Miss Schipp after dinner last night,
tepped out into the yard. She had
EDITORIAL 8ALA& IS
S ff 3
Admiral Dewey is still enamoured of
the Philippines. They must be his
The Standard Oil Company is not like
ly to plead that the $29,000,000 fine is
ever allowed to rot vnivler the
To elevate it?
js to leave the
This sort of weather is bad enough
for a Ben Davis apple crop.
American farmers seem to have learn
ed the important art of raising good
been gone but a few minutes when .he crop he 8pri"g'8 6tart
screamed for her mother.
rushed into the yard and found her
daughter unconscious, lying in a pool of
blood. She died within a few moments
from a deep gash in her throat. Her
clothes had been torn and her hands cut
indicating that she had made a struggle
for her life. No trace of the murderer
has been found up to late today.
There is little question that the Pen
nsylvania grafters deserve capital punishment.
Egypt reports fine com crop. Strike
us iu sort of familiar, that famine-relieving
corn crop in Egypt.
The reporter who went through the
Lusitania's machinery room says it is a
cave, ihis new vein is wortn tne at
tention of the novelists.
Persons who' expect a panic because
dishonest methods are exposed have an
unreasonably poor opinion of the basis
on which business rests.
With snow flying oii the fireat Lakes,
tlie last week of September seems to be
sampling an early Winter.
Jack Frost on Wednesday struck the
west in the corn belt; the only question
is did It strike below the belt.
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RAID ON OPIUM DEN.
Gather in 46 Celestials In Three-story
The sea water injection cure is mnk
ing a sensation m Jrans. Une ot tne
merits of the new remedy is that no
trust can corner the supply.
The number of democratic votes cast
ABERDEEN, Oct. 1. The Hoquiamlin Oklahoma at the recent election in-
police, under the direction of Chief Mc- dicates bevond a doubt that the new
Kinney, accompanied by Captain Dora state has the requisite population,
of this city, made an important cap
ture at Jdoquiam at a late nour last A Standard Oil dividend was -ac
night. For some time Chief McKinney I companied br larger dividends in sub
and -Captain Dorn have had their sus-lsidary companies. That is the sort of
THE WARRENTON AFFAIR.
The Astorian, along with every other
citizen of Clatsop county, deeply regrets
the occasion, and! issue, of the recent
disorderly affair -at Warrenton, which,
beginning as a simple friendly expres
sion toward a departing citizen, closed
in a series of pitched-battles between in
dividuals and took on its somberest
phase from the pitiful suicide of one of
the young guests. "Without placing
specific blame upon speciflp people, it is
enough to say that Buch affairs had best
not) be indulged in at all if there is not
picions as to something out of the or
dinary in a three-story building near
the cannery, and after taking due pre
cautions and getting everything in read
iness, they made the raid with results
far beyond their expectations. "When
they had hrawn in the official dragnet,
they found that they had captured 45
Chinamen and one Jap, with a quantity
of opium, silk goods and whiskey, and
other foreign stuff which had not 'gone
through the formality of being stamped
hyi the revenue officers. Chief McKinney
said ther were at least 16 distinct "dope
rooms" where the celestials and any
others who so desired and were in the
confidence of the keepers, could indulge
m the dreamy pastime of an opium pipe
The keeping of a dope den is a crime
against the state law, and this is the
fourth time that Hoquiam police have
raided such places.'
,Jn all former captures there has been
no evidence that the revenue laws have
been violated, but in this case there is
ample evidence to make a case if the
government desires to take it up. Cap
tain Dorn stated that in all probability
the prisoners will be taken in charge
by the federal authorities, and Chief Mc-
Kinnek says the government certainly
has a case.
The state case will not come up today
as Justice Ogden is sick, and probably
if the federal authorities desire to take
charge of the offenders the state will
The parties arrested were up in the
attio of the building, lying all over the
floor, and were eertainly in pretty thick.
They had guarded their secret closely
and the local authorities are to be con
gratulated on their ability to ferret out
the criminals. It is not known iust
now much of the plunder found will
come under the ban of the federal gov
ernment and will not be known until
a revenue officer arrives and cheeks it
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GET DYNAMITERS IN CUBA.
chaser to keep investors in good humor.
Rebel Indulged in Big Talk But He is
WASHINGTON, Oct.' l.-Official word
of the arrest of conspirators in Havana
reached the War Department today, in
the following cablegram addressed by
Governor Magoon to Acting Secretary
"Information more specific and cer
tain than heretofore received was se
cured late tonight that Marro Parra,
angered bjr failure to bring about an
uprising, threatened to dynamite some
buildings in Havana, and then escape.
"The local police arrested him and
two of his gang, named Lira Miret and
Dacase, and they are now in jail."
Some diet reformers who advise the
people to be vegetarians show a lack
of current information when they men
tion economy as one of the inducements.
Wall Street may be going to the devil
as Hetty C.reen asserts, but we wager
It's only for a tip and on a return ticket
It i announced that Senator Tillman
is going to San Francisco to deliver
lecture on the Japanese question. We
trust nobody sees anv connection be
tween this announcement and the send
Ing of the battleships to the Pacific
Ex-Senator James K. Jones, of Ar
kansa.s has reappeared at the front to
say that "I have talked with Mr. Bryan
lately, and it is by no means certain
that ne w''l De ft candidate." Mr. Jones
will not even say that he believes
democrat will lie elected in 1!)0S. How
changed is this once sanguine Bryan
leader, but the public may rest assured
that it is the same Jones.
The $1,000,000 branch of Standard Oil
in Indiana made a profit in one year of
over .$10,500,000. Such figures might in
duce even an Indiana man to abandon
literature and its midnight oil.
tSome democratic papers are wonder
ing who will be named by Bryan, if he
decides not to run himself. This is a
desperate extremely Mr. Bryan may not
consider for twelve or sixteen years
Within a year the number of stock
holders in one prominent railroad com
pany has increased from 9000 to 15,000.
Confidence in dividends amLhonest ma
agement is good backing for popular
Since the pure food law vwnt into
effect a certain kind of raspberry jam
has borne this inscription- "This jam
is made of glucose, with artificial seeds,
and is colored with harmless analinc
dyes." Hayseed seems to be too valu
able to some preserve, and artificial
seeds, made by machinery, are substi
tilted, i'eople who object to jam m
which there is no fruit should read the
SAY JAPAN BROKE TREATY.
A great-grandson of Robert Burns is
a police judge in Louisville. If his jus
tice is not tempered with mercy the
sympathetic warmth of the famous
plowman must have been lost in the
Coal enough to load 24,105 railroad
cars was locked down the Monongahela
River in August. This is the one river
In the United States that has been thor
oughly improved, and its steady traffic
The new turbine steamers put on be
tween New- York and Boston easily
make the run in fourteen hours, and one
has developed a speed of twenty-seven
knots ia a favoring tide, which is ahead
of the Deutchland's time.
A biographical sketch of Senator
Tillman states that his friends consider
him & poet and a dreamer fighting for
his dreams. Poets who fail to make the
business pay are inclined to think the
pitchfork is mightier than the pen. ,
The anties should keep their eyes on
the new island Uucle Sam proposes to
build at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.
uch a. position, commanding the water
approaches, to Washington, and sur
rounded by battleships, would be a for
midable imperial stronghold. ' '
Great Britain's importation of apples
has reached 9,000,000 barrels a year,' of
which half is from the United States.
The favorite apples in the British mar
ket are certain kinds from this country.
Other European countries want' Amer-
:n' apples in large quantities. Why
Vancouver Citizens Demand Exclusion of
Immigrants From Orient.
OTTAWA, Oct. 1. W. D. Scott, Do
minion immigration' agent, sent to Van-.
couver by Sir Wilfred Laurier, i hav
ing a strenuous time there. , The Asiatic
Exclusion League watted on Mr. Scott,
who asked the speakers how they would
remedy the surplus immigration of Jap
anese. The league men answered
promptly: "by the abrogation of the
treaty with Japan on the ground that
Japan has broken faith with Canada."
It was pointed out by the exclusion
league that the evils complained) of
were investigated by the royal commis
sion and remedies suggested. Mr. Scott
said he was there to deal with the
question of future immigration.
A monster petition signed by hun
dreds of British Columbians is on .ts
way to the premier. It prays that re
gardless of foreign countries and all
sentimental and political considerations,
the government immediately pass such
legislation as may, be requisite to secure
absolute exclusion of orientals from the
Dominion of Canada. '
So far the Japanese Government has
made no claim on the Dominion gov
ernment for damage oni account of the
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When ' an article has been on the
market for years and gains friends every
year, it is safe to call this medicine a
worthy one. Such ig Ballard's Hore
hound Syrup. It positively cures coughs
and all Pulmonary diseases. One of the
best known merchants in Mobile, Ala.,
"For five years myi family has not
ieen troubled with the winter coughs.
We owe this to Ballard's Horehound
Syrup. I know it has saved my chil
dren from many sick spells.''
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