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" THE STATE CONVENTION. ,
The word is at hand that the State
Republican Central Committee, at
the instance of Chairman G. A.
Westgate, has been called together
for Friday, one week from tomorrow,
at Portland, for the purpose of ap
portioning the delegates to the State
convention of Republicans, which is
to assemble at the metropolis dome
time in May.
No. one" seems to know just what
the State convention is to do, aside
from framing the party platform, the
namine of delegates, and alternates,
n h Matinnal convention of the
party at Chicago on June 16, and the
selecting of four Presidential elec
tors; but these essential duties, with
the usual trimmings, will give ample
opportunity for the indispensable
ovrotechnics dear to the partisan
heart and lend color and impress to
a function that is gradually losing its
old-time luster and significance.
Year bv vear, by part and parcel,
the Old standards are being replaced
bv newer and more modern plans and
procedure, each substitution bringing
the political processes closer to tne
body politic, shrinking the efficacy,
and narrowing the influence of parti
san organization everywhere. The
transition is already apparent in the
ambiguity as to the real purposes
and duties of the convention in ques
tion, and this uncertainty will be
more and more pronounced as time
goes on and the innovations in
It is not destructive of the parti
san principle while it mimifies the
man and merges him in the mass he
is supposed to stand for. Nothing
may crush out the idea of partisan
choice and loyalty and integrity, save
the sham principle and false doctrine
that are sometimes paraded, to hide
the self-seeking cult behind it.
POWER OF PRESIDENT. i
There seems to be a good deal of
perturbation in Congress just now as
to the "power of the President": a
theme that receives its daily quota of
discussion, and remaining, perenni
ally unanswered despite the reason
ing and the law brought to bear upon
the analysis. The answer lies in the
personality of the President; and to
both friend and opponent he is about
the real thing when it comes to "un
known quantities", therefore the sum
of response is not likely to be meas
urable until he retires and a com
posite review may be had of his ad
The fact of the business is, Theo
dore Roosevelt has never exceeded
his constitutional authority for an
instant; he has simply used preroga
tives that have lain dormant for
generations because of the indis
position of his predecessors to em
ploy the functions he has dared to
make use of from the hour of filing
his official oath. What he has done
in an extraordinary way has usually
been left for Congress to initiate, and
do, when it could not remain impas
sive and indifferent any longer, and
its surprise at the wholesale obtru
sion of his free hand in these great
premises, is very genuine.
Under present conditions, the peo
ple of the United States are hot in
the least scared of the limits to which
Mr. Roosevelt shall proceed under
his conception and use of the powers
vested in him and his office.
LOST, OR STRAYED.
Does anyone know what has be
come 'Jof the recent and popularly
approved resolution of the Astoria
Chamber of . Commerce to establish,
legally,' and "finally, the Port of, As
toria? It looks very much, as though
the thing- were lost, or. so widely
astray as to be beyond reach and
There is a growing sentiment in
this man's town that there is alto
gether too much "interested" inter
ference with the public movements
initiated here; too much "inspired"
opposition on the part of representa
tive citizens who arc truer to the ex
traneous trust than to the home con
cern, and it is more quietly resented
now than it will be a little later. It
is shameful, if this thing is true, and
it bears the color of truth.
Astoria will never amount to any
thing if she is to be sold out every
time she strives to accomplish some
advantage for herself such as this;
and when she wakes to the situation
there is going to be some pretty plain
speaking. This hint has its value,
whatever appraisement it may re
ceive at the hands of those toward
who mthe doubt is directed.
the pr!rig opens like a season of
good crops and the news so far is
entirely favorable. It has been a
long time since American farmers
had a bad year, and one reason is
that they are -constantly growing
more proficient in their business.
, Magdalena Bay is so full of sharks
that it is dangerous for bathing. If
the sixteen battleships, after pro
longed target practice, leave the bay
without a collection of good shark
stories, their nature story tellers will
fall far short of what is expected.
Two new battleships, the New
Hampshire and . Idaho, and two ar
mored cruisers, the North Carolina
and Montana, are near completion.
The navy is moving along in business
like fashion in the shipyards as well
as on the ocean.
That fine old tradition, the maple
sugar crop, is reported to be unusu-
allv eood this Soring. A statement
from the pure food department on
the subject of corn sirup flavored
with hickory chips would be timely,
and it is hoped, reassuring.
Uncle Sam is so accustomed to pay
the freight in dealing with Cuba that
it is easy to guess how the expenses
of the present provisional govern
ment will be settled. But a third
call on American generosity would
not meet with the same indulgence.
Instead of sitting quietly at home
listening to the music of "one clear
call for me," as he expected to do,
Colonel Bryan is alive to the fact
that he has opposition in the East
and North, and that it behooves him
to get out and hustle for some more
delegates to the Denver convention.
NO MORE VOLUNTEERS.
. Disbands .Her
LONDON, April 1 . On the stroke
of midnight Great 'Britain's volunteer
army became a thing of the past,
after an existence of 49 years. The
volunteer forces throughout thecoun
try celebrated "the last post" at their
respective headquarters by dinners
and other celebrations, the festivities,
however, taking on somewhat of a
sad character owing to the disap
pearance of the old Association.
Most of the gatherings were at
tended by veterans and friends of the
service who exchanged old memories.
As midnight struck there were
stirring scenes as to who would be
the first to enlist in the new body,
many hundreds being thus recruited.
Pains in the back and side may come
from the kidneys or liver. Lane's Family
Medicine, the tonic-laxative, and a great
kidney and liver remedy, will give relief.
SCANDINAVIAN-AMERICAN SAYINGS BANK,
506-508 Commercial St., Astoria, Oregon.
THE MORNING ASTOR
NONE CUT THE RICH
EmperorV peilre f oil Wealthy
SOCIAL POWER AND ABILITY
Any State Will Find It Worth While
to Provide Its Representatives
Abroad With Ample Meant When
Its Amba'sador is not Wealthy.
LONDON, April l.-The Daily
Telegraph in a long editorial on the
Hill incident emphasizes the remark
able change which is being gradually
effected in the character of the
American diplomatic service,' and
especially in relation of that service
to Germany which it says has been
revolutionized in the past decade. As
airesult of this, says the paper the
American embassy in Berlin has ac
quired a unique prestage which is
jione the less effective for diplomatic
effectiveness because of depending
partly upon methods not of a politi
From this view point the Tele
graph thinks the emperor's desire
for a wealthy embassador is at least
intelligible. With reference to Dr.
Hill's attainments the paper says:
"Merit enjoying primacy so laud
able in the abstract may some time
find itself in a portion of consider
able discomfort. Social power and
ability to entertain on a large scale
mean a valuable asset to any em
bassy. Most men's imagination is
dominated by symbolism. For in
stance, the historic mansion which
Whitelaw Reid is able to make the
center of splendid hospitality and
princely dignity becomes as it were
a standard monument conveying
unawares to those who pass it a new
sense of the weighty fact that the
great republic is no longer a new
country but one establishment among
the ereater powers of the world.
Any state of the future will find it
worthwhile to provide its represen
tatives abroad with ample means
when its ambassador do not possess
wealth of their own.
IT'S YOUR KIDNEYS.
nnn't Mistake the Cause of Your
Troubles An Astoria Citizen
Shows How to Cure Them.
Many people never suspect their
kidneys. If suffering from a lame,
weak or aching back they think that
it is only a muscular weakness;
when urinary trouble sets in they
think it will soon correct itself. And
so it is with all the other symptoms
of kidney disorders. That is just
where the danger lies. You must
cure these troubles or they may lead
tn diabetes or Brieht's disease. The
best remedy to use is Doan's Kid
nev Pills. It cures all ills which are
caused by weak or diseased kidneys.
Astoria people testify to permanent
Theodore Josephson, SIS Seventh
street, Astoria, Oregon, says:
"About five years ago I used Doan's
Kidney Pills and derived great bene
fit. I was suffering from severe
pains across my back and my loins
and at times was unable to stoop or
straighten. My kidneys also both-
; ered me a great deal, as the secre
tions were generally too free in pas
sing. At last Doan's Kidney Pills
were brought to my attention and I
procured a box at Rogers' drug
store. I began using them and my
health is now excellent. I take a
few doses now and then, when feel
ing any sign of backache and they
never fail to banish the trouble.
For sale by all dealers. Price SO
cents. . Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the Uni
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other,
ON BANKING NO. 1.
A check account with the Scandi-
navian-American Savings Bank af
fords you the best facilities for the
transaction of your banking busi
ness which will be a help to you in
Small check accounts solicited.
Attractive pocket check books
furnished free to depositors.
UN, ASTORIA. OREGO
iwiNTY YEAR SENTENCE.
, Lfye Just completed a twenty
years health sentence, imposed by
Bucklcn's. Arnica Salve, which cured
me of bleeding . piles itst twenty
years ago,', writes O. S. Woolcvcr,
of. LeRaysvillc, ft. Y. Bucklen's
Arnica Salve heals the worst sores,
boils, burns, wounds and cuts in the
shortest tlmes25c. at Charles Rogers
& Son drug store. ;
What is essential to
Good bean ground fresh,
and a woman of common
Voar f rectr return your montr II o doal
Kk SchlllWi Brtt; we par him.
Before the People
Cards of Candidates in the Coming
J. A. GILBAUGH
A tPrimarv Election April 17, for
Republican Nomination for
For Republican nominee for Repre
sentative to the Legislature.
Primary election April 17, 1908.
. 1 For Congress,
T. T. GEER
' Candidate for Republican Congres
sional Nomination in the Second Dis
trict. Liberal Appropriations fo
Waterways, Equal Opportunities an
Privileges for Labor and Capital, an
Governmental Control of Corpora
To The People.
In submitting my name to the elec
tors of the Fifth Judicial District for
their consideration for the office of
District Attorney of said District, I
desire to say that if I am nominated
and elected, I will, during my term
of office, honestly, vigorously and
impartialy perform all the official
duties pertaining to said office, with
out fear or favor, endeavoring always
to accord to every individual, irre
spective of party, politics or person
alities, a square deal under the law,
keeping always uppermost in my mind
the interests of the tax payers of said
District and State.
E. B. TONGUE.
Read Next Satur
(Under new management.)
READ "WHO IS HENEY? WHAT
IS HIS GRAFT?"
The true' inwardness of the San
Francisco graft prosecutions.
"Amateur Night" at the Star-
THE "KIDS" OF ASTORIA.
"Who's to Blame?" A prize puzzle
of the police department.
On sale Saturday at all newsdealers.
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Aje now on display in our show
windows. See how easy Mary
Ann turns the Handle.
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