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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA. OREGON.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 1908. A
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Western Oregon, Western Wash
ingtonRain. Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washing
ton, Idaho Probably rain.
OUR FISHING WAR.
The issue presented to the voters
of the State of Oregon by the fishing
interests of. the upper and lower Co
lumbia river may be declared in this
terse fashion: 1
Will the people stand by the 5000
trained fishermen and the HO00000
product, of the lower river, and pre
serve a staple industry of the North
west; an industry carried on ration
ally and honestly, by men with fami
lies and homes and boats and nets
representing one and a half millions
of dollars privately and permanently
invested in the correct and legal
mode and method of prosecuting a
standard calling, and that neither
catches nor markets fish averaging
under 25 pounds weight?
Or, will they sweep this out of ex
istance, by supporting the specious
plea of a piratical score of men, al
ready wealthy and with other and
fi chin tr with
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wheels and traps that are fixed, and
fashioned to do the fishing automati
cally, without the aid of owners or
employe, except to remove the, fish
once a day, and in this very act, tak
ing away from the river the spawn
and fingerlings, the baby salmon, that
must go into the stationary gear
along with the marketable sizes be
cause ,the apparatus will not permit
them to escape?
The former is an honest trade, man
fully followed, squarely maintained,
and standing for millions in the mar
kets of the world. The latter is a
predatory and ruinous system devised
by men for the profit of the hour
without thought of the perpetuity of
the great salmon fisheries of Oregon
as represented on the Columbia. It
does not seem possible the intelli
gent and loyal voters of this State
can dwell on the question for an in
stant; and as . a paper published at
the heart of the salmon industry,
knowing all that such a contest
means, we bespeak the aid of every
elector in Oregon in the salvation of
one of the prime activities of the
MONEY TO LOAN ON
he carries on, is good for the nation
at large and the rule of adequate
compensation has always been a
standard in securing the better, and
best, service, public and private, the
The visit of Messrs. Adams, For
rest, Jenkins, McGuire and Savage, of
the "North Bank" Railway service,
to this city, and the dinner which
served as a vehicle for putting our
people in touch with them, has left
. ri..:.t.iiu annA imnrrssion in As
toria, and will always be remembered
at times when it will contribute, per:
haps, specifically to the larger and
better understanding that must, for
the good of the city, always De maintained.
While nothing of large moment or
particular importance emanated from
the gathering, it went a long way to
ward the establishment of a very
friendly and knowledgable footing
for all cocnerned; and left the convic
tion with us that Astoria is plainly on
the map of Mr. Hill's roads and their
Another hint of value to us all is
found in the friendly review of the
visit, and that is, that the hour for
talk has gone by and the necessity
for work; good, hard, original, effec
tive, initiative work, is at hand for
the people of this city and county.
We will be met half way by the Hill
people at every point of accomplish
ment and that means an immense
deal We can certainly do no less
than ko that half, to be met by so
powerful an agency in covering the
second half of our achievements. We
are glad they came here; and the city
has out its "welcome" signs for all
subsequent calls they may make. !
EXPLODING A MINE.
One of the methods of quarrying
granite is 'to dislodge a huge sheet
from the surface of the formation
through the medium of a powder
mine. A large perpendicular shaft
is first blasted to a depth of about 30
feet At the bottom of this, and radi
ating in all directions, horizontally,
like the spokes of a huge wheel, long
holes are drilled. The extremities of
these holes are then shot with light
charges of dynamite in order to
create chambers large enough to re
ceive large quantities of black powder.
This takes weeks of ever increasing
charges. Then the final charge is
loaded. The now huge chambers at
the extremities of the spokes are
packed with hundreds of pounds of
powder, numerous electric wires at
tached, and the whole mine tamped
with fine material. A mighty roar
and rumble in the bowels of the earth
and the huge sheet is detached from
the ledge. From Popular Mechanics
RAT AND FLEA.
If there is anything in the way of
disaster and detriment and disorgan
ization that poor old 'Frisco has not
gone through since the fatal day in
April two years ago, it does appear
in the calendar of crime .and casualty
and confusion as we scan it these
Just now she is combatting the
deadly rat and flea, the specific agents
in the transmission of the bubonic
plague; and she is going at it with
her customary vim and thoroughness
and pluck; and has arrayed all the
physicians and the people into a
composite and intelligently directed
army to down the dreadful threat and
invasion. Good luck to her! If ever
a community was entitled to sheer
good luck and plenty of it, it is the
great city by the Golden Gate,, and
all the world is wishing her stacks
and stacks of it
First and last, the pay of govern
ment employes does not measure any
.where near the standards used in the
commercial and industrial services of
the country; while, at the same time,
the public service demands an equip
ment of the best and proven grades
and will have no other. The dis
crepancy is not so apparent in the
upper levels as it is in the lower and
medium phases of employment, the file
of army, navy, live-saving, lighthouse,
coast survey, and minor elements of
government work. The rank itself
is really not paid, in any of these de
partments, as it should be, consider
ing the life-preparation and the life-
service involved; but the men, those
who do the work and bear the brunt
and weight of all undertakings, have
no other inspiration to urge them in
the acquirement of knowledge and
proficiency, save such innate ambition
as may possess them; and the Govern
ment is finding to its cost that good
men are hard to get and keep in the
various fields it must maintain.
The commercial world offers too
many better-paid lines of employment
with relative opportunities for ad
vance, to permit many men with real
ambition to seek the deadly routine
and limited promotion of the Govern
ment sphere; and if Uncle Sam is
going to raise the standard of any or
all the arms of his, employ, he must
first revise his schedule of pay,' , What
is good for any of the great services
The idea that she was also welcom
ing the Panana Canal added fervor
to Chili's salutes. All the countries
on the west coast of South America
will be commercially on velvet when
the isthmian waterway is opened.
Uncle Sam, a great and good friend,
will pay the freight.
British Columbia has turned into
government forest reservations 150,
000,000 acres of timber land, or all
that it owns outside of leased tracts.
From such leases, which run 21 years,
with possible renewal, the govern
ment receives $1,275,000 a year. Our
northern neighbors are ahead in
forestry, as in ship canals.
A Russian prince who has traveled
in the United States is unable to un
derstand how this country, with its
great wealth and generally favorable
conditions, should be troubled with a
financial flurry. The natives also are
puzzled on this point, but are looking
into the matter and expect to apply
the remedy without delay.
In addition to spending $100,000,-
000 on the enlargement of its canals
the State of New York will make
available 1,000,000-horsepower gene
rated by , water, which will yield , a
public revenue of $6,000,000 a , year.
Next November the voters of Illinois
will pass upon a proposition to utilize
the power at the head of the Illinois
river. The water power question is
grawing in importance in all the en
Women Less Honest Than Men?
Are women more or less honest
than men? The question is an old one,
and no answer that can be given is
likely to satisfy more than half of any
given numbeer of persons. It is
raised again by Applcton's Magazine
in its March number, and the answer,
although given by a well-known
woman Mary Heaton Vorse is
against her sex. She does not assert
that women are more prone to com
mit these crimes of which the courts
Take cognizance, but that their sense
of honor is less keen than that of the
masculine half of humanity. She
quotes a judge as saying that women
are more willing than men to perjure
themselves on the witness stand, al
though usually they do it to further
what they believe are the ends of jus
tice, admits that women are more will
ing than men to use their influence or
position unscrupulously to further
their own ends, and adds that they
are more likely to betray confidence.
This last, of course, is the old charge
of women's inability to keep a secret,
but coming as it does from a women
herself it is likely to have more weight
than ordinarily it would.
The Appleton article relates, as an
illustration of the violations of the
code of honor to which it alleges
women are more prone than men, a
story of a country doctor who fre
quently is called up on the telephone
by patients in a small village, some
distance from his office in which a
large number of houses are connected
by a single wire. Whenever he takes
up the telephone receiver, he knows
that women all along the line are
listening at their instuments to learn
who is is ill and all the symptoms.
"Now, everybody but my patient
put up her receiver," is his first word
over the wire, followed, after a pause,
by "There are several who haven't
rung off yet. I shall tell their names
if I don't hear the click of their re
ceivers." Sometimes a woman is so
persistent in her eavesdropping de
signs that he is forced to say:"Anna
Smith, put up your receiver so that I
can talk to my patient." After this
The Penalty of Prominence.
Dorothy's father Is a militia colonel,
and on a recent occasion she saw him.
In brave array, at the bead of his regi
, "How do you like your father In bis
uniform r the colonel asked bis small
daughter that night
"Ton looked handsomer than any
body else," said Dorothy loyally, "and
yon held your bead up so high! But
I think they were mean not to let you
have a dram to play on P' Youth's
RErORT OF THE CONDITION
.. ' OF THE
Witty and Caustic, j
A woman suffrage lecturer, accord
ing to the Boston Globe, recently
brought down the house with the fol
lowing argument; "I have no vote, but
my groom has. I have a great respect
for tnat man jn we Biaoies, am i am
sure if I were to go to him and say,
'John, will you exercise the franchiser
he would reply, 'Please, mum, which
horse be that?' "
A Variation In 8 port ,
"What happened when you passed a
law against gambling In your stater ,
"The bookmakers got right to work
making bets on whether It would be
enforced or not." Washington Star.
COFFEE , ,
Five degrees of , excel-,
lerice: good: ' better
finest: all Schilling's Best?
Tow grocer return your moner It tot dos't
like It; we per hlitf
At Atoria, in the State of Oregon, it
the close of business, February 14,
1908;., , ,;
Loans and discounts ,$403,597.61
Overdrafts, secured and un
U. S. Bond to secure cir
culation i 47.tW.00
Premium on U. S. Bonds.. ' 1400.00
Bonds, securities, etc...... 56.9J0.tW
Due from National Banks
(not reserve agents) 51,204.04
Due from State Banks and
Due from approved reserve
Checks and other cash
items . . 487.62
Notes of other National
Nickels and cents......... 322.51
Lawful money reserve in
Legal-tender notes, i 120 194,120.00
Redemption fund with U. S.
Treasurer (5 jer cent cir- i
dilation) . . ,...., 2.350.00
Total . . . .$1,019,945.87
Capital stock paid in. $100,000.00
Surplus. fund ......... f... 25.000100
Undivided profits, less ex
penses and taxes paid..., 24,408.91
National Bank notes out
standing , 47.000.00
Individual deposits sub
ject to check.. $646,648.86
Demand certificates of de- '
Certified checks.. 375.00 823.536.96
State ,of Oregon, County of Clat
1. S. S. Gordon, Cashier of the
above-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to
the best of my knowledge and belief.
S. S. GORDON,
, .. ... . Cashier. .
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 21st day of February. 1908.
E. P. NOONAN,
. Notary-Public. ,
w. f. McGregor,
J. WESLEY LADD,
G. C. FLAVEL,
REPORT OP THE CONDITION
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,uuu.uu
Premiums on U. S. Bonds.. 3,045.00
Bonds, securities, etc 65,921.48
Banking house, furniture,
and fixtures 4.(100.00
Other real estate owned... 8,233.41
Due from State Banks ana
Due from approved reserve
Checks and other cash
Notes of other National
Fractional paper currency,
, nickels, and cents 964.86
Lawful money reserve in
Bank, viz: ,
Legal-tender notes $8,150.00 130,990.15
Redemption fund with U.
: TrMniircr (S oer cent
Fisher Brothers Cdmpany
jrt ' "' ,,t " !-. . ' i
1 Barbour and Flntayson Salmon Twins and Netting
. , McCormlck Harvesting Machines ' 1
Oliver Chilled Ploughs y:.
Mahhoid Roofing 1
Sharpies Cream Separators
Raecollth Flooring Storrett's Tools
Hardware, Groceries, Ship
Tan Bark, Blue Stone, , Muriatic Acid, Welch Coal Tar,
Ash Oars, Oak Lumber, Pip and Fittings, Brass ; ,
Goods, Paints, Oils and Glass
Fishermen's Pur Manilla Rope, Cotton Twins and lain Web
We -Want Your Trndo
' BOND STREET ,
V'f ( . i it,.- .,,. - ... .... , : J'l
Capital stock paid in $ 50,000.00
Surplus fund sw.wu.w
Undivided proiits, less ex- ,.,.,
penses and taxes paid.... 16,244.41
Tn.innn1 Rani nnt,l nur-
. standing 46,900.00
Individual deposits suojeci
to check 4278,548.34
Demand certificates of de
Time certificates of de
r.rfiR. rhrrl 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 oanK, ao soicmniy
swear that the above statement is
true to the best of my knowledge
and belief.. ' .,,
J. E. HIGGINS,
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 24th day of February, 1908.
E .Z. FERGUSON.
, Notary Public.
GEO. H. GEORGE,
L. MANSUR, '
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Try'em 75 c and $1.00
a bottle at the
AMERICAN IMPORTING CO.
, 589 Commercial Street
John Fox, Pres. P. I Bishop, Sec. Astoria Savings Bank, Treaa.
, -i .-, Nelson Troyer, Vice-Fres. and Supt
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS
OP THE LATEST IMPROVED ...
Canning Machinery, Marine Engines and Boilers
COMPLETE CANNERY OUTFITS FURNISHED.
Correspondence Solicited. Foot of Fourth Stmt
SCOW BAY BRASS &
1 3 Or AKQ BRASS FOUNDERS LAND AND MARINE ENGINEERS
Uo-to-Date Sawmill Machinery. Prompt attention given to all repair work.
18th and Franklin Ave. - TeL Main 2441
J. Q. A. BOWLBY, President
FRANK PATTON, Cashier
O. I. PETERSON, Vice-President J. W. GARNER, Assistant Caihler
Astoria Savings Bank
Capital Paid In $100,000. Surplus and Undivided Profits, $80,000. -
Transacts a General Banking Business f-Interest Paid on Time Deposit!
. , , FOUR PER CENT PER ANNUM. (i
Eleventh and Duane Sta.
First National Bank of Astoria, Ore.
, Capital !$iod.666
Sherman Transfer Co.
Hacks, CarriagesBaggage Checked and TransferredTrucks and Furniture
, wagons Pianos Moved, Boxed and shtppea.
433 Commercial Street , Main Phone 121