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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1908.
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. .Official paper of Clatsop County
and the City of Astoria.
Western Oregon and Wash-
ton Cloudv with possibly
Eastern Oreiton and Wash-
ington Probably fair.
The Secretary of War for the
United States has publicly declared
the unpreparedness , of this country
for war. This is significant, author
ity, fact and peril.
It is all very well to arrogantly as
sert our resources; to say that we
have men and money and factories,
skill and credit and patriotism; if we
have not TIME, which is the funda
mental basis of all preparedness, then
we are unprepared in the worst sense
of the word.
The country is not so long free
from an engagement, which, had it
been with a country more modern,
and better equipped, than Spain, we
might be deploring graver issues than
remain to us from that war.
What scheme of preparation shall
ensue we know not; but we do know
that the Pacific Coast must be in
corporated in it to a vast and tmme
diate degree, and that the mouth of
the Columbia must figure largely as
one of the potent integrals of that
program. The quiesence of the years
has put this important post and
harbor out of the running; but a war
on tbe Pacific will make it indispen
sable and the government MUST
make it impregnable. Time is of the
essence of all engagements as well as
contracts and when Uncle Sam begins
to furbish up and get in line for a
Pacific war he will not be likely to
overlook so stragetic a point as this,
because it stands for a huge range of
territory and millions of people and
other millions of property.
MONEY TO LOAN ON
torious existance. According to the
old argument that whisky, used mod
erately and regularly, that is, daily
and in rational quantities, contributes
to longevity, this Missourian should
have lasted just 50 years longer. But
the truth of the matter is that whisky,
a good thing in its way and place and
unabused, has but mighty little bear
ing on any mans lite, it that lite De
clean and wholesome and sanitary
and honest. These elements have far
more to do with ripe old age than
any guzzling habit ever heard of.
Whisky, as it is known and used in
this age, is a worse curse than any
thing else, because it leads to all
other desperate evils and habits.
THE POLITICAL SEASON.
The whole country, including As
toria, of course, is entering upon an
other political season, and the tur
moil, jealousies, realignments and bit
ternesses, always unescapable, are
upon us. New men, new policies, old
ambitions, fresh aspiratons; tricks,
lies, promises, pledges, schemes and
counter-schemes, old "bed-fellows,"
"dark-horses," new leaders and old
counsellors; all the hub-bub, confu
sion, doubt, treachery, loyalty, parti
sanry, that make for dirt and disaster
and disappointment, and leave pre
cinct, town, city, county, state and
nation but a fraction, if any, ahead-of
tbe interminable game. This is what
is upon us, what we have got to go
through, subscribe to, and swear we
are satisfied with.
American politics, as practiced to
day, has but little to inspire great
men or great aims; the dollar, and
the personal unit, are about all that
loom large in the cult; and while we
are not without great national ends
to be served, and conserved, we are
miserably minus the honest stimulus
of hardy purpose and high resolves in
the practice of our electoral work.
But the drudgery must be met and
dispensed, with as good grace as frag
mentary hope can inspire and the
only compensation to be relied on is
that out of the interminable list of
successes at the polls of the year,
some great and good man will find
himself in, a position to compel the
better thought and healthier activity
of his fellows in the right work of
ONE QUART PER DAY. :
A Missouri farmer has just died at
48 years after drinking one quart of
whisky per day for the past 20 years.
This is a side-wipe to the good old
theory that one must drink corn
juice constantly to round out 80, 90
or 100 years of hardy, jolly, and no-
GOLD FROM OCEAN SANDS.
From Shasta to San Diego, all the
way along the shores of the Pacific
Ocean there is gold in the black sand
which, for the greater part of the
length of the state, underlies the gray
and yellow sand of the beach. This
has been known to mining men for
emr. r( vMr, nr mnr, hilt vn
since they found it out they have been 'um ,n ,,h? behe "
completely baffled in all efforts at PureL anJ have ou"d " h,M rec
it c. r.t H,rrv H nn ,s ,le reason or whether " is due to
in the Technical World Magazine for''1'6 New .Yor.ke? ""
years ago the various mixed drink
in which gin figured had a great run
and there was a famine in limes, cans
ed by the consumption of gin rickcys.
great demand for Scotch whisky, co
incident with the spread of the high'
ball habit. Now the barkeepers in
the big hotels and other places of
liquid refreshment along the Great
White Way report that the highball
is passing into a decline and attri
bute it to the adulteration of Scotch
whisky which robbed it of its attrac
tion for the man who drinks for taste
rather than for intoxication. Rum
highballs now have the call according
to these same authorities who have
the best opportunities for observing
the chances of fashion in drinks.
In fact rum, the drink of our grand
fathers and more remote ancestors,
seems to be renewing i" popularity
for all sorts of mixed drinks. The
reason given is that this is about the
only form of spirits that has not been
attacked on the ground of impurity
and adulteration. Men who have
been frightened away from whisky by
the exposure of Dr. Wiley and other
pure food agitators have taken to
The values in the sand are low, not
more than twenty-five cents per ton
and tbe sea washes heavily over all
manner of structures which are set
up on the beach to separate the sand
from its gold. These were the two
principal obstacles to be overcome:
To, find a machine which would with
stand the storms of winter , and the
tides of summer, and, at the same
time, be delicate enough to draw the
gold from the black mass of the
At last, however, the riddle has
been solved, despite the wrecking of
one of the plants with which the
work was commenced, and a recent
clean up of one day's run of 1,000 tons
of black sand paid $200 over and
above all expenses. The full value of
the gold in the sand, could it have
been entirely removed, would have
been $250, the actual amount taken
out was about $235 worth, making
the cost of handling that 1,000 tons of
sand a trifle more than three cents
a ton, the cheapest mining yet known
A description of the apparatus used
to extract the gold from the sands,
follows this introduction and it is
accompanied by photos of the ma
chine at work.
for novelty it is interesting as an
example of the fact that fashions
change frequently even in the matter
DICTATES OF FASHION.
Few Felt Hats Sean Drapad Skirt
Only Suitable For Qlrlith Flour,
Very few felt hat are teen at pres
ent, and when the hnt la of felt It U
odgvd or lined with velvet or aatln,
Many hate arc lifted Up on one ltd
iter the eighteenth century style.
Winter hats for children are aim
pier tnd more becoming this winter
than they have been for many eaaont.
::infe1!mi : Ultra
A FLAtM BUST WAXBT.
A pattern ot tht wtrfoctlv nlaln ahlrl
walat may bo had in all tlioa-sl to 41
Inohea buat mrasura. ttand U eanta to
thla offlco. tlvlnt number of ttaUorn (lion
and buat maur, and it will ba promptly
iwwimw 10 you oy mau.
One see very few much trimmed and
befurbelowed hat among tbe smaller
folk. True simplicity J to be found
In th cloth tam-o'-nhanter, which
come In all shade and lu all quali
ties of broadcloth. Sometimes It has
an anchor or an eagle embroidered ou
top and a dainty pair of ribbon ends.
Indications of the Incoming draped
skirts are seen everywhere. The dou
ble rwplum skirt is also very popular.
Women with plump flenres will be
slow to adopt a fashion wh fell neces
sarily cuts tholr apimrent height and
appears to Increase the sto of the hljis.
Those draped skirts are obviously only
for young, girlish figure. .
The IllUHtrntlon shows perfectly
plain shirt waist which will be a fa
vuui, i ran VKHT.
Hess and ltai.CQiitalninriiI
Mi JAItV U I IV
Arterftcl Pcmf dv rorCbmflPr
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Havo
ty J(v In
I Buct Copy of Wrappaf.
For Over v
T 1 !ulii Uy
mi swkia . t vaaa arm!
A specialist of a noted Eastern clink'
gives the following formula as the best
known formula for consumption:
.77 " , . ... vorlte for general wear and for golfing
eight ounce of good whtakey and add Lnd other ouWwr mrtK The ease with
one-half ounce of Concentrated oil of wnich )t can be mado Is one of It at-
pine. Take a tewpoonful or a UN ; tractions, and Its adaptability to wool
and cotton goods as well a silk 1 an
other advantage. A tailor finish will
always be adopted.
spoonful every four hours. '
Car should be taken to get th real
Concentrated oil of pine, which eomes
only in one-half ounce vial sealed in
round air-tight screw-top ease. Th in
gradient can be procured at any drug
store. The above formula will also cure
bad coughs and colds very quickly,
CATARRH A GERM DISEASE.
Success of Hyomei Guaranteed
T. F. Laurin.
Catarrh is an insidious disease of
most destructive tendency. Its ap
proaches are unalarming and its vit
tims are well on the road to a chronic
stage or to dread consumption before
they realize their danger.
It is not a blood disease, but is
caused by germs that lodge and grow
in the air passages, causing irritation
with poisonous and offensive mucous
discharges. To cure this condition,
stomach dosing is ineffective and the
only healing agent is Hyomei. It
goes directly to every nook and cor
ner of the air passages, disinfecting,
healing and curing. To be convinced
of this, you have only to give Hyomei
trial, and T. F. Laurens will sell you
an outfit with the understanding that
if the trial is not satisfactory, and the
treatment does not relieve, your
money will be refunded.
You cannot afford to trifle with ca
tarrhal troubles, for if neglected they
grow worse and the annoyance and
danger rapidly increases. Jt is best
to use Hyomei at the first symptoms
of catarrh, such as stoppage of the
nase, offensive breath, raising of
mucous, droppings in the throat,
pasmodic coughing. The sooner you
use Hyomei, the sooner you will be
freed from all tbetse troubles.
Fashions in Drinks Change the Same
as Everything Else Does.
Fashions change in drinks as in
everything else and nowhere are these
changes more evident than in New
York as is natural in view of the fact
that the city's drink bill amounts to
nearly a million dollars a day. A few
THE ODOR OF SANCITY.
A French Writer's Theory cf How It
May Ba Exudtd by Man.
Dr. Georges Dumas Is tbe author of
an article in the Revue do Paris on
"The Odor of Sanctity," Tbe writer
accepts as true tbe numerous reported
Instances of saints and mystics of tbe
Catholic church whose bodies after
death or during moments of ecstasy
emitted peculiarly pleasing odors o
various kinds. Then men and women
with whom such legends deal, arguvf
Dr. Dumas, were neurasthenes, and li
Is not Impossible that tbe aroma of
sanctity which surrounded tbem wo?
the product of strictly physiological
and chemical changes common to all
men, but present In highly Intensified
form In subjects who, so to spenk
burned up the candle of their existence
at an unusually rapid rate. He says In
"So far, then, we have come across a
great variety of perfumes cinnamon,
clove, orange, pineapple, rose, violet.
Illy of the valley, yellow amber and
benzoin. ' Now. the natural constitu
tion of all of these is well known, and
chemistry produces them dally for com
mercial purposes. We may therefore
substitute the equivalent chemical ex
pressions for the ordinary terms, we
have employed and say that orange,
cinnamon, violet and musk owe their
perfume to aldehydes and acetones,
aromatic liquids derived from tbe alco
hols, just as tbe artificial essence of
pineapple comes from butyric ether.
We have, then, to ask whether the hu
man body can produce odorous com
pounds of tbe kind we have mentioned
and under what conditions. A a mat
ter of fact, It does produce a certain
number of such compounds In the de
struction of organic matter, which is
the constant condition of life, In par
ticular acetones and the volatile fatty
acids, butyric, formic, acetic, etc. If
the process of combustion Is normal all
these constituents are burned up, com
pletely oxidized, and give as a residue
water, carbonic acid and urea. But let
some slackening occur In the Inmost
nutrition of tbe tissues and tbe same
constituents will escape through the
breath, perspiration and the skin."
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
) OF THE
There is a time for good
tea, and a time for good
coffee; there is no time for
poor either. .
Toor (rocer returns your nonty If ye doa't
Um Schilling 'g Beit: we pay blot
At Astoria, in the State of Oregon,
at the close of business, February
Loans and discounts $380,786.76
Overdrafts, secured and un
U. S. Bonds to secure cir
U. S. Bonds to secure U. S.
Other Bonds to secure U.
S. deposits 34,000.00
Premiums on U. S. Bonds.. 3,045.00
Bonds, securities, etc...... 65,921.48
Banking house, furniture,
and fixtures 4,000.00
Other real estate owned... 8,233.41
Due from State Banks and '
Due from approved reserve
Checks and other cash
Notes of other National
Fractional paper currency,
nickels, and cents..... ... 964.86
Lawful money reserve in
Legal-tender notes $8,150.00 130,990.15
Redemption fund with U.
S. Treasurer (5 oer cent
Fisher Brothers Company
Barbour and Finlayion Salmon Twin and Netting
McCormick Harvesting Machines
Oliver Chilled Plough
Sharpies Cream Separator
Raecolith Flooring' , Storrett' Tools
' - ;! ' :'- -. J ' , ... "
Hardware, Groceries, Ship
Tao Bark, Blue Stone, Muriatic Acid, Welch Coal, Tar,
, Ash Oars, Oak Lumber, Pip and Fittings, Bras
Goods, Paints, Oils and Glass
Fishermen' Pur Manilla Rope, Cotton Twin tnd 8in Wb
We Wotit YoMr Trade
: Total $855,372.60
Capital stock paid in $ 50,000.00
Surplus fund 50,000.00
Undivided protits, less ex
penses and taxes paid.. .. 16,244.41
National Bank notes out
standing . 46,900.00
Individual deposits subject
to check $278,548.34
Demand certificates of de
posit $ 52,716.18
Time certificates of de
Certified checks.. 90.00
U. S. deposits.... $50,000.00 692,228.19
State of Oregon, County of Clat
I, J. E. Higgins, Cashier of the
above-named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is
true to the best of my knowledge
J. E. HIGGINS,
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 24th day of February, 1908.
E 2, FERGUSON,
GEO. H. GEORGE,
A. SCHERNECKAU, '
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