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THE M011NING ASTOUIAN. ASTORIA, OREGON.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 190!.
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Official paper of CUteoy County tad
the City of Astoria.
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Organiied under the State law.
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OREGON'S LABOR REPRESENTATION
One hundred delegates from the Ore
gon State branch of the National Fed
eration of Labor (the mightiest organi
zation of its kind in the world, and the
most effective, because the cleanest), are
in annual session in this city, in the in
terests of the world's work and work
ers, as these figure and pperate in this
division of the Northwest. They are,
officially, of course, the guests of the
local Federation group and are being
thoroughly well taken care of.
These earnest, clever men are engaged
in the superlative task of up-lifting
labor and advancing the standards of
progress all along the line of diversified
industry throughout the state they rep
resent. The mission is among the noblest
on earth and compassed with difficulties
-whose range is as great as the profound
interest that is given them so ungrudg
ingly. Every atom of success is a
triumph, and every triumph a land-mark
in history; since, of the two master
forces of civilization, capital and labor,
the latter holds cardinal and . undis"
turbable primacy in the world of human
activity and progress. The doctrine of
exchange giving it an imperishable pre
cedenee. Labor and the fruits of labor
may be made of universal current use
to man, while mere money, unbacked by
the impulse of labor is valueless, abor
tive and non-essential. This, of course,
in the abstract sense. Under (so-called)
civilized conditions, as they exist today,
capital is juf-t as profound a quality in
the adjustment of human affairs as
labor, since neither can operate with any
freedom or success without the otheT;
the one uneseapable lesson to be learn
ed by both, 1 the. discovery, and esiao
lishment, of that parallel upon which
both may reach an ultimate of achieve
ment. The search for this line of merg-
ance and correlated action has been go
ina on for untold centuries:, and we
with all mankind, shall be infinitely glad
of its unfolding, and would not feel the
less happy, if the hidden principle shall
emanate from some such assemblage as
At all events, we wish the Federation
a pleasant and successful issue from the
meeting and a year full of genuine suc
cesses along the largest and best of its
THE MAYOR'S MESSAGE.
the opening of Commercial street to
Smith's Point, are beyond all adverse
argument, and his presentment of the
gas franchise issue, is indisputable.
The message is entitled to close
scrutiny by every citizen since the major
tone of the document touches the civic
pride and property interest of all hands
aud is a fair exposition of the present
real status of the municipality.
The annual levies for public revenue
in the civic divisions for which Clatsop
stands, are not so burdensome as they
might have been, considering the fact
that the reputation of the City of As
toria has not been marketed this year.
The cuttins of the county levy 12 mills
and the advance of the municipal levy
11 mills, leaving us a null to the good
over I'M)", and a "conscience void of
offense" on the score of the usual nasty
dicker 'with the dives. It is a long and
n wholesome step and worth paying for.
and sine we are paying less than usual.
the appreciation of the change, to nor
mal regulation, should be genuine, and
universal, and it no doubt is.
Astoria, with the next lowest burden
of taxation of all cities in the Northwest
is well prepared to meet her civic obliga
tions fairly and fully, and face the
world in 1908 minus the pestiferous pres.
tige of being the only "wide-open' town
in the state.
This is a condition for which the Morn-
in Astorian has fought for years and it,
with all its patronage, and the general
local public, realizes the efficacy of the
attitude, 'whatever the source that
Disturbed the Congregation
The person who disturbed the congre
gation last Sunday by continually
coughing is requested to buy a bottle
of Foley' Honey and Tar. T. F. Laurin,
Owl Drug Store.
MESSAGE IS PRESENTED
(Continued from page 1)
in v Innil l.nt mlh.-r with norrow: I
inveigh not against men but against the
svsleiil. it donee cs itmn nnu ihh "
hut i-cnculcd the ordinance to license
niekle Iti-the slot machines. SnA ordi
nance was against the Oregon Statutes,
contrary to the requirement of our city
charter, imd wrong in principle.
Tlie system of street Improvements
planned Vv tills Council is of paramount
importance. Among the as improve- (
incut there are two to which I must rc
fer cspeeinllv; j
ir1rl-Tlie Improvement of Irving
Avenue from Ninth to Fortieth Street.
SecondThe extension of Commercial
.tied to Cniontowu. )
With the living Avenue Improvement,
e a.lvl another connecting link Mween
Knst and West Astoria. So longer will
we lie in danger of being Isolated in easu
the roadway to the east end of the city,
burns down, ami, besides, the opening
of a through street up on the hill makes
the residence section more accessible,
and offers nil inducement for the estab-j
lihhnient of an iiiterurban line; foe, by,
being able to run cars from Fort Stevens,
aud Warienton to the eastern limits ol
our c tv. with .branches down town,
gaged in it, then White Jt Black would j tmif ,.ouideriibl revenue In
The system made easy tort tines possiuie
and it was thought that one set of men
might as well make them as another.
It took more courage for those, men to
conduct such enterprises in the face of a
hostile public sentiment and against the
laws of Nature and of the State, than
for us, the rest of the ieople, to take
revenue from them and then scoin them
and villify the officers of the law for
doing their sworn duty. I am conscious
of the fact that it hurts some while a
change is being enforced in the e-titb-lished
habits of a community. A cancer
cannot be removed without causing pain
but is it better to let the cancer grow
until relief is impossible! Something
had to le done! It hn been done, mid
now let us from this day on forget it
aud turn one attention to other things
The Fire Department has lieen en-j
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Uigni u i..t- u.m..i ... - m
puny tint my reeomnieiiuauuii muun in-i
sight to induce prospective investor to
timid. 1 weiieve t nut tnc uine is noi mr
dUtant when Irving Avenue will lie ex
tended from Young's Itav to Calhlamet
Hay, a project as desirable as it i feas
ible. That the extension of Commercial
sttwt is also necessary was proven hut
fall wlwn llond street -mb being re
paired: the people o (the west end were
seoarnted from the rest of the city for
weeks, bereft of lire protection and put!
to many inconveniences. As every ar
tery brings more blood into tlie human
body, so must each connecting link
bring more life into the body politic. 1
While upon the subject of street Im
provements, I wiisider it but just to say
that the honorable im-tnbcri of the
street committee truly deserve the e-,
pecial commendation of the public; few
people have any idea how much time
labor and tKitience is given by this com-
littce. and no other commute receives
. maiiv kicks, uio-tly unjust censure,,
Going Out of Business
Our entire stock consisting of Diamonds, Jewelry, Watches, Bllw
wars, Clocks, Cutlery, Musical Goods, Ouns, Pistols and. Suit Cass mutt
U sold within the next 30 days below actual cost.
' We have bargains too numerous to mention.
HERE ARE A FEW
110.00 solid leather Suit Cases. Sate price
All musical case at, each
$12.00 Columbia Guitars. Sale price
Fine toned Mandolins. Sals price
Stradlvarlus model violin, perfict tone, Sals prlea
18 sle Elgin & Waltbam Watches In dust and waterproof
cases. Sale price $3.60
18.00 Uonor double red 8 bs Awordlan, Bale price. $8.75
High Power Field Glasses, Sale prlea $3,00
Dollar Clocks and Watches. Kale price QflQ
Exceptional bargains in all un called for pledges.
SAFE AMD FIXTURES FOR 8ALE,
Astoria Loan Office
094 Commercial St
year ami the year previous w.uemimg - . , ttiUllllt inytil
the repair of the -two steam tire engines!
1 liv th .-iiv have evidently car
ried no weight. The two engines still
in- n u much iunk. I nrav that a inn-
era! eonllsgrution may never visit As
toria and wipe out the earnings 01 man)
vears. but if ever the lire (lend docs come
and, burning the wooden streets causes
tho water mains to uivaK, (as tney urn
iu San Francisco, a couple ot steam en
gines would pump, watee out of the bay
which in such an emergency would seem
ike oolden showers. 1 therefore again
Ijist veur I suL'uesled the advisability
of making an estimate and advertising
for bids for such supplies as the city
uses in large quantities; I therefore renew-
the suggestion. The pnqwr time to
buy hay and oats and coal is not when
prices arc at the soaring point.
Oidinam-e No. 3112. regulating exea
vtin. in iiulilie thro uuh fa res, approved
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1. 1...- X IlUt ..r.'t.l.i Hint iMtftirH
and inot respect fu y urge the coin-j eortwratioa may proceed to
m l nn Kile mi. I Wilier to reeiorc ok ,. , , ... .i. ... ii... ,.,,. itrt
engines to usefulness.
Vnt End Fire Company
The increase in the numlier of resi
dences and manufacturing plants in
,ii.r iu.li-4 in the streets thev must linrt
swure a permit thcivfor. and. after a
reasonable length of time, put the street
in a sitlstanory con-niioii, as pre- io'i
aencve uuu ,,. ,,. ..., , - - rii,nun,v. I fie said oruinaneo
West Astoria, makes the esiat.unn.cm, fw vu.;
of a tire company tliere nniH-rative; siicht l f thp onV;nsknr t ti.refore ask
a company would also lie a great help to Sl,1M,rtnttMl,ant of the street
the whole city in times of stress. . business to tile complaint
Waterfront Improvement. , wh() fM , t rillit r
fFirst impressions may not a ways be . Ht,vU
the liest and strangers do not always: LiceI,5jng Hot Air Peddlers. j
remain long enough to have that mi- Ile of tl(, wor!lt frins of indling in
pression obliterated. Wlmt is the first, wmiminitv U the sale of mining
impression a visitor receive as he comes ' , th(, .-World's
into tins city uy ran or oy l I Work B from competent authority, is
Mayor Wise has clearly stated the
pregnant facts of finance and adminis
trative necessities confronting the city
for the year 1908.
There is much to be done, and less
than usual, in the way of resource,
wherewith to do it. He takes high ground
in the matter of the abatement of the
"blood-money" revenue, and every re
SDectable citizen here, and abroad, will
commend his conclusions as fast as they
The municipal levy leaves the city
second from the lowest in the whole
state as to the per capita imposition for
tTi -pear, despite the claring fact that
an extraordinary deficit lias had to be
met from the safer and cleaner reliance
unon direct taxation.
His recommendations are few and to
the point,, so far as expediency and good
government are concerned, nor do they
, involve any great expenditure of public
money, This is closely in line witn ine
nrevailins sentiment for economy. His
demand for the improvement of the
waterfront is entirely apropos and
should be heeded the, urgency in con
nection with the thorough and early
completion of , the Irving avenue im-
To Healing Air of Hyomei Sold Under
Guarantee by T. F. Laurin.
Catarrh is the most prevalent disease
known to humanity. Probably 1)0 per
cent of the people in this country suilcr
at one time or another with this com
It is a irerm disease and hence can be
cured only by some method that will
reach and destroy the germs.
This is best found in Hyomei, wnicn
may be called the direct method of treat
ing" catarrh, as its medication, taken in
with the air you breathe, goes directly
to every air cell in the nose, throat and
lungs; kills all catarrhal germs; heals
the irritated mucous membrane and
vitalizes the tissues so as to render
catarrh no longer possible.
The unique -way in wnicn nyomei is
sold should dispel all doubt as to its
curative properties, for T. F. Laurin
gives his absolute guarantee to refund
the price to any catarrh suUerer that
Hvoniei fails to benefit. You do not
risk a cent in testing its healing powers.
What offer could be more iair to you
than this, where a leading druggist takes
all the risk of Hyomei giving satisfac
tion, and leaves you to be the judge.
Lane's Family Medicine will give you
a digestion that will permit you to eat
eood things Instead of "health foods" of
various sort thai are as palatable as
Mrs. R. M. Watson, and child, of Sea
side, are in the city for a, few days, and
are dom ciled at the Curtis. Mrs. wai-
son is the wife of the well-known editor
of the Signal, at the s great resort-city
by the sea.
'Emanuel Mever, better known as
"Mannv." 'who is known from one end
of Oregon to the other, is a business
visit to Astoria, from Portland.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
fake LAXATIVE BEOMO Quinine Tab
lets. DruEBist efund money If it fails
to cure. E. W. GROVE'S signature is
tn each box. 26c -
Why doesn't your gro
cer moneyback everything?,
Can't get the goods or
Your grocer returns your money If T aes't
like Schilling's Beet; we py hua
th lnli.ment. that less than one per
cent of all mining stocks put on the
open market will ever return one per
cent of tlie principal invested let alone
bringing dividends. In one single day
eighteen new mining docks appeared
on the curb, and the purported value of
such stocks was nine nunureu onmim
city's water front, and it seems to me
that if the council can order a street Im
proved when it becomes dangerous it
may also find a way to remove danger
mi mnerinl nlont? the water-front. In
its present condition life and property
easily stumble over into the water, ana- ,, .... . thftt nre W()rt,
fires originate midst the piles of rotted llnvtIi nr wm.tl ))y millionaire who
tinnier and iiii.-k--i..iiii-.. ." , . . ,ni0(t.toiiimel solicitors
the water front. Let the t ouncii pass a tj vi ftml fr(JI hMm
resolution declaring its intention of im- Wn wll j,, t,mt
proving the water front by clearing, and , w(ll)e is mA
in the usual manner, pass an orunm...- .-. Uie Ktmn,i w,u,.
advertising lor tuns u.r sum ....i...,-. jr fm t x1(,r.llrl! aM,i in
nient. srive the work to the lowest and ' ' . f , , , in '
best bidder, and assess the cost to the f()rll(,( t1t nl,mmr of Astoria's Knsy!
adjacent proerty, aft is done, in all other ( fl r,,H1tv victimized by i
eases. In this way the Council '", jU(t njr lllinin artists, i would recoin
endear itself to the vast majority of the, nd t)mt or,iinanec be passed pro-,
people and bring about the lest improve- . . ))f hwmle within;
via O. R. & N.
And connecting lines, the Oregon Short Uns and Unloa Paclflc,
through Omaha or Kansas City and Chicago.
Commencing December 1st, 1907,
liETI.t.AND cMrcnron'0 daily jo days.
This rata will n title passengers to tourist aocommodatloos
only. Berth In tourist sleeper from Portland 10 "J QQ
THROUGH TOURIST SLEEPERS
Lears Portland dally for Chicago without change via the Oregon
8hort Line, Union Padfle and Chicago and Northwestern. Accom
modations equal to the best. The shortest and quickest route be
tween Portland and the East. Through tickets to and from all
points in Europe. 0. W. ROBERTS, Agent,
.vvfiTPV 0. R. oY N. Dock.
inent it has made in years.
Tl. PnnW Pommission this year com
pleted a fine driveway around the Band
Stand Knoll; they have also caused said
knoll to be cleared of dead timber, and
upon the brow thereof rows of shade
iiovn l.e.n i.lanted. which trees
have been donated by Florist Erickson;
the good ladies ot the woman v.u..
have erected a beautiful drinking foun
..I. .1,0 irn nf tin. i, ink. and the
ItllU B.I. VV . , , , .
honorable Water Commission furnished
free water. I hereby on behail oi me
people publicly extend thankn to the
Woman's Club, and to Mr. Krickson and
to the Water Commission for their Kinu
vt,l,i tiint unnw wealthy person
wit), tl.o nrnner nublie Hliilit. mii;ht See
their way clear to emulate the example
set by people in otner cmcs aim one-
0,,i.u.rir.tinn nr endowment to tlie park;
there is much to be done and little to do
it with. No city anywhere has a more
beautiful park site.
WhiiA not strictly within the bounds
of municipal improvement I can not
forego the pleasure of expending a cer
tain degree of pride in the starting of a
modem hotel; no city can mane
progress unless it nas an auode wnere
man wit.'h means, who eniov the com
forts of life they are accustomed to,
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WOUld llKe to Stay long enuugu
..o(i,iriir nf AKtoria'a advantaues. I
also take pride in acquainting the world
with the fact mat Astoria naa jusi. cu.
pleted the most modern and most lieauti
ful county court nouse in uicguu.
t ai.Lmif fnn the consideration of your
Honorable Body the advisability of pass-
ina an ordinance which 'will either limit
the number 01 liquor license, oi co
limit the territory where saloons may
,a outoKikhwl! safety lie between the
two extremes unlimited licenses on the
one han.l, total prohibition on tne uie.
Astoria & Columbia River R. R. Co
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tins city; or, it mat conincs i , . o-.m-
Oregon statutes. I would suggest the. SDeairt, monuay, acpiemuw .-..wu..
i ,,.! r mi on iniince iirovioiiiL' i.
a license fee of about one hundred doK so
lars per day lor tnese ongus roprwi.wi-
nnd coal barons, who wisli.a.m
to try their bunds at the old and time;
worn trick of enriching people by the
process of ho air.
Now conies another one of those duties
that cover an up-to-date Mayor's chair
IU. mnm, w.ftnln I'OIIUlllI IllCll tO IIIC
alwut the Gas Service In Astoria and
have asked whether the City is impotent
in the matter, that l ien n uKumw
on me to look over the gas franchise
and see if the City had reserved any
Tights at all in the premises, and to my
amazement 1 nnd xuai me oj w
for a franchise on record is Ordinance
493, approved December 1(1, 1882; said
ordinance merely gives the Astoria Gas
Light Company the right to build gas
works and lay gas pipes in the public
Tn hui .lavs, nublie franchises were
considered of little value and were not
properly safe-guarded; since xnat lime
however, it has been universally recog
;,,i that .iien nrivileffcs were the peo
ple's birth-right and to be leased to
. f , 1 Lt.MH A .,..1,,,
whomsoever oonsiuerr.u uwiu . u.ur
under certain restrictions only, and
upon the payment of an annual license
fee, for the benefit of the tax payer.
For ifully twenty-five years the Astoria
f!a Liirht Comuany enjoyed all the
privileges witjhout any rttttriction j
whatsoever and wiuioui. puywg a iw.kio
tha citv: on the contrary, the
city has paid to the company, during
this quarter ot a century, peniapw u
tween $7000.00 and $10,000.00 for using
gas in the city hall and fire eng'ne
I have naught but the kindliest feci
toward the (las Coinnanv. but I
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Nos. 20 and 8 run from Astoria to Clatsop Beaoh yla Ft. 8terinii. , No. U
runs from Portland to Astoria and Clatsop Beach direct, No. 4 mat fross
Portland to Astoria only. No. SO runs from Astoria to (Sataop Beaeh dlrsot.
Nos. 1, M and 20 run yla Ft. Steysns, , No. 23 runs from Clatsop Beach to
Astoria and Portland direct. Additional train will be run from Astoria to It
Stevens and return on Bundays, taring Astoria lliSO a. nu, arriya Ft 8trM
12i8 p. m. Beturnlng leare Ft. Steysns 8i00 p. m., arriyea Astoria Iii8 p. sv
Trains marked run dally; f Telegraph stations, i
CONNECTION At Portland, with aU transcontinental lines. At Gobi,
with Northern pacifle Railway Co. At Astoria with steamer for San Frsnclsot
and Tillamook and Dwaco-Railway ft Navigation Co.'s boat and railway.
Through tickets sold to and from all point In ti Beat and Europ. For
further particular apply to, R. H. JENKINS,
Gen. Ft t Passngr. Agt,
iTivfiiim rwiui iui i vv iiiuiuii
An additional P .ater allegiance to the whole
ritzis xsi Vfore 1 have the honop
XrS'- TJat the Ordinance No. 403
irnLW-S. irrenSis!ihat ta H
Un 4 share in to Scffi.
Zt7ll Privileges tor a limited number of years.
Nickle-Ipr The Slot Machines : '
You are tTlie congratulated for hay' (Continued on page 3)
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First-Class Liquors and Cigars
; ; 601 Commercial Street
t Corner Commercial and 14th. ASTORIA, OREGON