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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
SUNDAY, MARCH I, 1908.
Published Daily Except Monday by
THE J. S. DELLINGER CO.-
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TELEPHONE MAIN 661.
Official paper of Clatsop County
and the City o Astoria.
Western Oregon, Western Wash
ingtonRain and colder. ,
Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washing
ton, Idaho Rain or snow; colder.
A DAY OF DESTINY.
Fifteen days hence, towit, on the
16th day of the present month, the
big, $40,000,000 railway enterprise
" known as the "Spokane, Portland &
Seattle," James J. Hill's latest and
best achievement in empire building,
will inaugurate its public service and
take up its particular task of con
tribution to the history of the great
Northwest; and, it is hoped on all
sides, with an abounding profit to its
builders and owners as well as to the
country it will stand for. :
It is one of the ideal roads of the
western world; for solid finish, mod
era equipment, and scenic glory, it
stands without rivalry north of the
California line: and when its raw new
ness shall have worn off and it is
balanced and adjusted to the perfect
lines of its bed and course, it will be
accounted the marvel and pride of
railway construction on this coast J
It has the good will of the whole
country, because it is one of the
greatest and best types of the work
Mr. Hill has done in his wondertui
career as an expansionist; because of
its undisputed prominence in the de
velopment of this magnificent terri
tory and its commanding place in the
systems of transportation of the
North as the key-route of the Co
lumbia Basin. ' .-.'
It is built with an eye-single to the
saving of time in freight and passen
ger traffic Speed, and moving ton
nage, at their highest attainment, are
the essentials of its operation and it
will make good on both. When its
time-cards and traffic sheets are in
the hands of the business world, it
will be found to offer more in the way
of despatch than any line west of the
Rockies CAN offer.
Good luck to itl We do not know
just how Astoria is going to figure
in its destiny, but we do know it is a
superb enterprise and entitled to the
fullest appreciation the live modern
can manifest. March 16, 1908, will be
a day of destiny for the northwest!
' From the despatches at hand it
would seem as though Representative
Charles N. Fowler's currency bill
(just reported unanimously and fa
vorably from the House committee
on banking and currency), is the real
thing, a genuine panacea for the finan-j
qial ills of the country; and if it
proves to be but one-half as effcac
ious as its author and sponsors claim
for it, the country wil accord to Mr.
Fowler a degree of grateful acclaim
rarely giving to any living man. ,
But like all excellent things that
conserve the general ease and safety
of the masses, ' it will be found to
contain some objectional feature,
some element of restriction or disad
vantage to the "interests," and will
probably die hard "in the barninV
Its terms indicate fairness and
ample provision for adjustment of un
toward conditions; but , fairness and
prescriptive strength are not what the
all-powerful rich of America want in
the matter of legal enactment; and
the only recourse the people have is
in such demonstration as may result
from it as an accomplished and tried
out law. We hope for the best al
ways: but we have seen so many glit
tering things pass into the limbo of
negation and failure, that we are re
serving our "rah! rah's!" for a more
propitious and salutary occasion.
FIRST AID KITS.
i The suggestion of ; the New York
physician that all railway trains out
MONEY TO LOAN ON
XX GOOD SECURITY
of that city be equipped with "first
aid" kits, containing bandages, stimu
lants, anaesthetics, splints, plasters,
sterilized cotton, etc., for use in case
of accidents, is; a wise and merciful
one; and is applicable to, every, rail
line in the country, and for the mat
ter of that, to every steamer line as
welt .-"V .-.-
On nearly every train, and steam
er these days there is to be found a
physician, or a nurse, or some person
gifted with knowledge of the ready
use these things, and if not, there is
always a common-sense individual in
the group of travelers who will know
what to do with them or find a way
to apply them to the very great com-
for, and perhops, ultimate safety of
It is an expedient that should com
mend itself to all transportation con
cerns, and costs but little to maintain;
while its benefits are sure to be pro
nounced, and gratefully received by
any upon whom the worst of an ac
cident shall fall
PANIC BREEDERS FOILED. .
From the great centers of trade and
commerce of the United States come
uneauivocal messages of the unsur
passed buying of merchandise all over
the country: of expenditures for new
stocks and supplies that parallel any
in the history of business in America
of scoffinff and jeering at "hard times'
and panicky conditions;" a cheerful
and a true word of actual prosperity
and a prospect of abundant and solid
trade for year. From New York and
Chicafeo the fiat of plenty and sue
cess issues simultaneously and in
terms of harmony, giving the lie to
the panic breeders and stimulating
the energies and hopes of all men.
What of local dullness may pend
during the spring months is but the
rendition of the annpal subsidence ot
business at this time; there is no
cause for anxiety nor alarm nor
"bowling",, The broad and general
wrview is bright and good and cheer
ful, and we should make the most of
it, without emphasizing the quietude
that besets us every year of our busi
ness lives. It is good that the great
markets of the nation can send out
this word and counter-act the specious
stuff the interested "interests" are
uttering for the discouragement of
the oeoole: and the sooner the lie is
interpreted and proclaimed, the bet
ter for all men. ;
Succotash is a dish borrowed from
the Narragansett Indians and called
by them sickquatash.
The Spanish armada, with which
Philip of Spain attempted to conquer
Britain, consisted of 130 ships, 3165
cannon, 8766 sailors, 2088 galley
slaves, 21,835 soldiers, 13S5 volunteers
and ISO monks.
A procession of icebergs sent
against the surface of the sun would
melt at the rate of 300,000,000 cubic
miles of a solid ice a second, and its
heat is estimated to produce a force
of about 10,000 horsepower to every
square foot of its surface.
Although court plaster is useful in
protecting small scratches or abra
sions of the skin from harm, it should
not be used over any considerable
cut or wound in process of healing.
This will heal much faster if simply
covered with a bit of soft linen, held
in place at the ends with strips of
The best slingers of the Roman
army were from the Balearic Isles,
Bovs were trained to early proficiency
by having their dinners . suspended
from a tree and being required to cut
the string with a sling stone ere they
Much to the shame of our federal
government, Alaska still continues
under the primitive government pro
vided for these Esquimaux, although
there are now thousands of citizens
in that country and every evidence pf
a new civilization, waiting a simple
sign that the Sixtieth Congress will
distinguish itself by giving Alaska at
least the semblance of rights, accord
ed to immigrants coming to the east
ern shores cf our country., Alaskans
certainly appreciate what Congress
has already done in giving to them a
delegate, but are sorry to relate that
the majority of our law, makers have
looked upon his position as a non
entity and an ornament. But right
here I must state that the Alaskans
all agree that President Roosevelt
personally has recognized our dele
gate with proper appreciation, and. ve
believe if our delegate has not made
an impression on some of our law
makers, that at least our President
has given him a fair hearing and ex
tended to him the courtesies that we
believe his official position should
The best citizens of the district are
in favor of a territorial government
While we feel that is may be some
time before Congress will grant us
that status, at the same time I would
not feel as though I were doing jus
tice to the vast business interests of
the district if I did not state at this
time that we are now ready for this
territorial government, and will wel
come the day, that Congress will
think as we do about it Judge W,
H. Bard in "The Alaska of Today."
February National Magazine.
Prof. H. A. Howell, of Havana, Cuba,
"As long ago as I can remember
my mother was a faithful user and
friend of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy, but never in my life have I real
ized its true value until now," writes
Prof. H. A. Howell, of Howell's
American School, Havana, Cuba. "On
the night of February 3rd our baby
was taken sick with a very severe
cold, the next day was worse and the
following night his condition was
desperate. He could1 not lie down
and it was necessary to have him in
the arms every moment. Even then
his breathing was difficult I did not
think he would live until morning. At
last I thought of my mother's remedy,
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, which
we gave, and it afforded prompt re
lief, and now, three days later, he
has fully recovered. Under the cir
cumstances I would not hesitate a
moment in saying that Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, and that only, saved
the life of our dear little boy." For
sale by Frank Hart and leading drug
A Fortunata Breakdown.
"Did you see the Alps?" r
. Oh, yes! . Our car broke down right
opposite them, and do you know I'm
almost glad It did. I found them so
charming and Interesting." Puck.
Wanted A Diamond.
A box of roaea every day!
Their meaning well I know;
Such Intereat In botany '
But ona Intent can ahow.
Welt, botany la nice, I grant '
And yet, it aeema to me,
It'a really time we had a couraa
1 In mineralogy I
Maw Broadway Magazine,
Schilling's Best is a business-like
name; you know
what it means; and it
means what you want
.-- Tow trocar returns year Doner tf 'eat
ttelts we pay him.
, . ......
At Astoria Theatre beginning
Sunday, March 1, 2:30 p .m., God's
Plan of Salvation Was Written in
Man from the Beginning," to alL
' Phrenological examinations and
health consultations given daily at
Occident Hotel, from 9 a.m. to 9
p. m., till March 11th. Her classes
on the use of electricity to cure dis
ease will begin March 3rd at 2:30 and
7:30 p. m.
Kearney Hall, Exchange St
,';.. Opposite Skating Rink ..
A special Course of 10 Lessons for
Ladies, The latest and most approved
ideas . in ! Dancing. . V $2.50 for ' full
Course. ,t School opens every after
noon and evening. Tel. Black 2415.
Bidders Sell At Advance Make
Handsome Clean up
INVESTMENT A 2 CENT STAMP
In the Recent Alottment of New
York's Non-Taxable Bondi Two
Boston Men Cleaned up the Vary
Tidy Sum of 9125,000.
NEW YORK, February 29. T
The experience of certain express
. , , j
clerk who at the last tale of Panama
bonds made a comfortable fortune
through the investment of a two cent
stamp, selling at an advance the
bonds allotted to him before he was
required, to pay for them, has brought
forth a host of imitators. So preval
ent indeed has the custom become of
attempting to make something for
nothing that bids in this city are ax
amined with extreme care nowadays.
But in the recent allotment of New
York's non-taxable bonds, two Boi
ton men, by the investment of a two
cent stamp and paper sufficient to
contain the terms of their bid, set a
record by cleaning up the very tidy
sum of $125,000. They bid for more
than $30,000,000 worth of the bonds
and accompanying their bid was
check for $168,000, or two per, cent of
the bid demanded. The check was
guaranteed by a certain loan and
guarantee company of which one of
the brothers was president "We
didn't know how we could actually
raise $10," one of them is quoted as
saying at the time. But even while
making the bid they were arranging
for the disposal of any bonds allotted
to them, and this disposal was made
at an advance netting them $125,000
clear profit Had the disposal not
been made they would have had no
loss, since the check would simply
have proven worthless and the bonds
would have been allotted to tome
other bidder. Having sold them at
an advance, however, it was an easy
matter to get money from the pur
chaser to cover the $168,000 check.
Thus in a manner almost laughable
in its simplicity two men with a total
outlay of perhaps three cents cleaned
up $125,000, incidentally showing
Father Knickerbocker that there is a
well developed financial acumon out
side his own domain.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
firs Mia mi
At Astoria, in the State of Oregon, at
the close of business, February 14,
Loans and discounts.. ....$403,597.61
Overdrafts, secured and un
U. S. Bonds to secure cir
culation,. ............... 47,000.00
Premium on U. S. Bonds.. ; 1,400.00
Bonds, securities, etc...... 56,930.00
Due from National Banks
(not reserve agents) 51,204.04
Due from State Banks and
Bankers . . ............. 46.085.15
Due from approved reserve
Checks and other cash
items . . ................ 487.62
Notes of other National 1
Nickels and cents......... 322.51
Lawful money reserve in
Specia . ...$194,000 1 ' '
Legal-tender notes. . 120 194,120.00
Redemption fund with U. S.
Treasurer (5 per cent cir-
Capital stock paid in..... .'.$100,000.00
Surplus fund . .'. . .'. " 25,000.00
Undivided profits, less ex- 1
penses and taxes paid.., 4,4Us.yi
National Bank notes out- .
Individual deposits sub
ject to check.. $646,648.86
posit . $176,513.10
Certified checks.. 375.00 823,536.96
Total 7 ,.
State of Oregon, County of Clat
I, 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, (
", .v' ' ,. Cashier, j
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 21st day of February, 1908, i
, E. P. NOONAN. .... ,
Correct Attest! ' 11
- ; w. f. McGregor,- i
J. WESLEY LADD,
G. C. FLAVEL,
Fisher Brothers Company
80LS AGENTS , , I
. Barbour and Finlayion Salmon Twlni and Netting
McCormtck harvesting Machines .'
Oliver Chilled Plough
MalthoJd RooH,nf . V. '
Sharpies Cream Separators
Raecolith Flooring Storrett'i Tooli
Hardware, Groceries, Ship
Tan Bark, Blue Stone, Muriatic Acid, Welch Coal, Tar,
Ash Oari, Oak Lumber, Pipe and Fittings, Bran
Oooda, Palnti, Oili and Clan :v. r
Fisherman's, Pur Manilla Rope, Cotton Twin and Stint Web
We Wont Your Trade
"Uther and Igraine," "The Leopard's
Spots," "The Cnief Legatee,"
"The Filigree Ball," "The Choir Invisible,"
u "The Battle Ground," "Lena Rivers,"
"Graham of Clayerhouse," eg
E. A. HIGGINS CO
M IMMMM IMltMIMHIMIIMI
i Opeii and Ready j
' With a foil line of spring and summer
goods. Imported and Domestic Wool
ens in all the latest patterns and effects.
I 'CO The Up-to-date Tailor.
' STAR THEATRE SUILD1NO - COR, Ilth AND COMMERCIAL IT! Z
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'em 75c and 1.00
a bottle at the
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AMERICAN IMPORTING CO.
689 Commercial Street .
John Fox, Free. F. L. Blahop, Sec ; Astoria 8avinfa Bank Treae.
r, ;?'... v . Nelson Troyer, VIce-Pres. and Sunt 1,1:1 V11 . .
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS
OP THE LATEST IMPROVED , . .
Canning Machinery, Marine Engines and Bollcis
...COMPLETE CANNERY OUTFITS FURNISHED.
Correspondence Solicited. - . . Foot of Fourth Street -
J. Q. A. BOWLBY, President FRANK PATTON. Cashier ,
O. I. PETERSON, Vice-President J. W. GARNER, AasUtant Cashier
Capital Paid in $100,000.' Surolui and Undivided Profita. SSO.000.
Transact a General Banking Business -t-Interest Paid on Time Deposit
i y i ' FOUR PER CENT PER ANNUM.' " , . ,
Eleventh and Daane St. ; !Attorii,: OrtfwL
First National Bank of Astoria, Ore.
, Capital $100,000
SCOW BAY BRASS &
, :T;vV Aj,.':t'.'.''A6TOBIAt'OBBOOM io;d s-.n
I SON AND BRASS FOUNDERS LAND AND MARINE EKCIXEER3
Up-tc-Date Sawmill Machiniry. ' Prompt attention given to ail repair work.
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Sherman Transtcr C6.
.. Main Phone 121
' HENRY SHERMAN. ManaW'' ' ' -X
Hackt Carriages Batfe-aiH CHcrUoH ani Tran(rreATmi't anit PurnlturaX,
f. 1 -n- ml WairnnaPiflnna MlJ Dmiil sl Chlnnarl t .Ht,l..,'H
433 Commercial Street