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SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 1908. !
THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
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use of it, WHAT
. Western Oregon and Washington-
Eastern Oregon and Washington-
THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
There is one feature of the referen
dum that will make itself felt in time
to come, and tbat is, that a law com
ing up from the people direct and
unanimously, is a mandate that may
not be dealt with even by a supreme
court with any grace whatever, since
the people are behind the court and
the constitutions of the states and na
tion. Only an invasion of the federal
constitution by the terms of a state
enactment may serve as warrant for
judicial denial or barrier.
All this is yet to be threshed out;
-the referendum principle is too new
to justify positive assurance of its
organic invincibility, but it is inevit
able all the same, and the sooner it
is cleared of all doubt, the better.
The people are restive under assumed
or unwarranted criticism of their de
liberate acts and, as the power they
possess becomes more conspicuously
realized, the sharper will be the popu
lar anger against such interference.
The inference, given out at the
fisheries mass meeting in this city on
Friday night last, that the gill-netters'
bill for the stopping of salmon fishing
at'tide-water limit, may not be enforc-
able owing to any cause whatever, is
a case in point; and will serve the
uses of argument If that bill is
enacted at the June polls by a major
vote of the Oregon electorate it will
be the primal, legal expression of the
people, and the people are the law;
they must amend, qualify, recall,
veto and repeal their own acts; other
wise the essence of the referendum is
No institution of the people shares
any responsibility with the people in
the framing, enacting and perpetuat
ing of their own edicts; no court, no
commission, nothing lesser than the
organic whole, may enter denial, pro
test or bar, within the jurisdiction
the people stand for; all else, in that
purview, are creatures and creations
of the people, who remain unques
tioned until they shall have trans
gressed the higher law of. a more
LIGHTING NIGHT CHANNELS.
Some clever genius In the Eait has
evolved a splendid scheme for light
ing river and harbor channels by elec
tricity at night, thus dispensing with
all need of pilots on vessels . that
operate in such waters, and making
it feasible for ocean liners to enter
any port so equipped. The , lines of
light are laid on the exact and ap
proved courses given by the Govern
ment and arc attached to a continuous
cable, the powerful and submerged
lamps reflecting their rays up through
the waters, making a clean, safe route
for classes and sizes of vessels that
can operate in the depths so lighted,
The system can be applied for any
distances, by the use of auxilliary
power plants at intervals along the
river or bay-side, and over the bars
at harbor entrances; and is alto
cether one of the latest and most
wonderful applications of the electric
It is such things as this that make
the world move; that measure the
dailv oroeress of the modern, and
makes for the glory of mankind, and
incidentally, for the American people.
AT THE CHURCHES
If, when the Republican national
convetnion shall have assembled at
Chicago in June next, and organized,
and the great play of human interests
begins to move in manifold and force
ful measure; when the profound am
bitions and inspirations of the hour
gradually unfold and assert them
selves; when plot and counterplot,
design, scheme, game and chance, are
shifting to and fro, building, wreck
ing, barring, fructifying, under the
opportune and inopportune influences
set on foot by hundreds of men with
hundreds of diverse ends; when de
feat and disappointment, attack, and
return-assault have engendered the
sum of bitterness that must play
against the larger and nobler in
stincts and operations of the day;
when every human passion and grace
and foible is in inextricable action
and wrought to fiercest and finest
expression; when all is turmoil and
strife interwoven with the heroic and
manful exigencies of the time -arid
place, there shall occur one of those
pschycological pauses; a lingering
silence surcharged with the contend
ing elements of real joy and real
pain, and the moment is given over
absolutely to what of new import may
impend: What, if, at that supreme
moment, the name of Theodore
Roosevelt is injected into the barren,
yet receptive instant, from the tongue
and voice of some strategic master
who realize the crisis and makes
Morning service in Swedish at
10:45; evening service with holy
communion in English at 7j30. The
Luther League Circle meets for de
votional exercises at 6:30 p. m. The
"Passion Week" will be observed as
a week of prayer by this church.
Service every evening except Satur
day at 7:30. The evening service on
"Good Friday" is held in tfie German
Luther Church. The services on
Monday and Wednesday evenings are
in the Swedish language. A cordial
invitation to attend the above services
is extended ta all.
; Sermon themes as follows: Morn
ing, "Waiting on the Lord"; evening,
"The Judge on the Bench Indicted by
the Prisoner at the Bar." Good mu
sic and singing led by a chorus choir
at both services. A cordial invita
tion is extended to the public to at
tend. C. C. Rarick, minister.
Norwegian-Danish M. E.
Services at 11 a. m. and 7:45 p. m.
Sunday school at 10 a. m., Mr. Albert
Carlsen, superintendent. The choir
will sing at the evening service. O.
T. Field, paston
Service - in I. O. O. F. building,
rooms 5 and 6, Tenth and Commercial
streets at 10 a. m. Subject, "All Sin,
Disease and Death Real?" All are
invited. Sunday school, 11:30. Read
ing room same address, hours 12 to 5
daily, except Sunday.
Palm Sunday. Morning worship,
11 o'clock, "The Messiah." Sabbath
school, 12:15; Y. P. S. C. E., 6:30;
evening worship, 7:30, "Who Crucified
Him?" Quartet at morning service.
Male chorus at night. All are invited.
W.m S. Gilbert, pastor.
Sunday school, 10 a. m. and B. Y.
P. U., 6:30 p. m.; morning worship,
11 a. m. Subject, "The Christian
Church." Evening worship, 7:30 p.
m. Subject, "Can I Know God?"
Everybody invited. Conrad L.
A GREAT PLAY IS
MESSRS. DONALD AND BELL
GIVE AN EXCELLENT PRES
ENTATION OF "GIRL OF
THE GOLDEN WEST AT THE
CUSTOM HOUSE, ASTORIA,
Oregon, Collector's Office, April
9, 1908. Supplies for Revenue Ves-
sels. Sealed proposals for supplying,
rations, and coal to vessels of the
Revenue Cutter Service, regularly
stationed, or temporarily, at Astoria,
Oregon, and delivered on board said
vessels at that place at such times
and in such quantities as may be re
quired during the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1909, will be received at this
office until 2 o'clock p. m. of Tuesday,
April 28, 1908, at which time and
place they will be publicly opened.
Blank forms of proposals for coal,
and rations, showing conditions as to
coal, and component parts of ra
tions with specifications, may be had
upon application to this office; pro
posals must be submitted on these
forms. Separate bids will also be re
ceived at the same time and place for
lubricating and illuminating oils. The
right is reserved to reject any or all
bids and to waive defects if it is
deemed for the interests of the gov
ernment to do so, and no contract
will be put in force until Congress
shall have made an appropriation for
the purpose. ' " '
F. L. PARKER,
Much was said in advance of its
presentation of the play now running
at the Star and at hat, not enough.
Since-its first production by Mr.
Belasco in New York over two years
ago, columns of newspaper space ami
pages of magazine article have freely
boasted of its merits, and it was with
some satisfaction that art Astorian re
porter witnessed its portrayal by the
Donald-Bell Company Thursday night
(and again last night, for that mat
tcr). The story tells of a young girl
(Miss.' Phillips), whose father has
died and left her in charge of his
saloon, a rendevous for prospectors,
ranchmen, .gamblers, cowboysr etc., in
the heart of the Colorado mountains
back in the days of '49. The sheriff of
the county (Mr. Bell) is in love with
her, and seems favorably received till
the advent of a notorious road agent
(Mr. Donald), wlio, unknown to both
the sheriff and the Wells-Fargo de
tective (Mr. McCowcll), visits the
saloon and after a scene with the
girl, is invited to visit her at her cabin
late that night. In the meantime, the,
detective a cowboy (R. Rutlcs) and
the sheriff have gone out Into the hills
on a still hunt for their man. The
second act opens in her cabin on the
hill the road agent calls, and after
one of the prettiest love-scenes imag
inable, starts to leave, but is driven
back by the storm which has come up
unnoticed by them. She tells him he
must stay all night; he takes her bed
behind some counters, and she curls
up to sleep on a pile of rugs in front
of the blazing fire. Here the first
interruption comes in the entrance of
the sheriff, the detective, the cowboy
and the bartender at her saloon (Mr.
Tyrrell), not however, till she has
bidden him in her room. His pres
ence is disclosed to the bartender by
the discovery of a cigar stump which
the road agent has dropped, but he
(the bartender), says nothing, being
himself in love with her. Before they
leave, they disclose to her the true
character of the man, and leave her
to go out once more on their man
hunt. She calls him out, upbraids
him for having deceived her, and in
one of her strongest scenes, sends
him out on the hills to meet the death
she knows he cannot escape. He
leaves there is a brief pause a shot
a groan, and he staggers in the
doorway, ?nd drops, shot from the
distance by the sheriff. Seeing him
wounded, all her love for the man,
and her forgetfulness for his char
acter .forces to the front, and as the
sheriff knocks for admittance, she
carries him above the doorway into
an old clothes loft, then admits- the j
sheriff, convinves him his man is not ,
there, and he turns to leave. He stops j
at the door, directly under the hidden !
man,' his hand extended, to say good
bye, s"he is just about to grasp it, when
a drop of blood strikes him upturned
palm, disclosing the hiding man
above. , He is brought down, and in
one of the best scenes ever enacted
here, the girl offers to play him a
name of poker, three hands, to see
whether she gets the road agent, or
the sheriff gets him and her. Through
the long game, a pin could be heard
to drop, so wrapped up was the nu
dience in the scene. The first hand,
thev each held two pairs of aces, an
she wins on a pair of queens against
his pair of lacks. The second hand
falls to him, holding a pair of sevens
to her pair of deuces. The third
hand is dealt, he looks at his hand,
and finds he holds a diamond flush,
With a nsp she fall forward,, fcig
ing faintness, calls for water, he turns
a fraction of a minute to get It, when
she throws her cards to the floor,
extracts a prepared hand from her
stocking, and wine the game by three
tens and a pair of queens cheating
deliberately for her lover s life.
i The third act, one week later, takes
us against to the saloon. The sheriff
ha kent his secret, and that very
morning has started the road agent
out of the country. But he failed to
count on the Wells-Fargo detective
who follows the escaping man, brings
him back handcuffed, to hang. The
gilrs appears, and the gang decide to
let her and him have a moment alone.
They do so, and return to find her
praying for him. The scene touches
the hearts of all but the sheriff who
cannot interfere, as he was captured
outside his county. She prepares to
leave, to bo to a new life with the
now reformed road agent, takes leave
of them all. turns to the sheriff, who
responds only in a silent toast with the
glass of whisky he holds. The curtain
falls with the liquor running from the
slowly upturned glass the man and
the girl united at last. "The Girl" is
Ann Phillips and was the best thing
she has done yet; Mr. Donald not only
played, but looked the "knight of the
black mask" to perfection; as Luke
Short, the sheriff, Mr. Bell proved
that in heavy acting, as in comedy, he
s thoroughly at home. Mr. Donald
and Mr. Bell had the best parts, but
seldom is a play seen where all the
smaller parts are responsible ones.
Mr. Tyrrell, Mr. R. Butler and Mr.
McCowcll all there seemed to be
built for the characters they de
lineated. Mr. C. Butler did an excel
lent Chinese comedy part; Pearl Mc
Cowcll played the love-sick widow in
her usual good manner; and Miss
Davenport handled the small part of
the Indian girl perfectly having an
All in all, it was not only the best
play yet given by this talented com
pany, but one of the very best dra
matic performances ever given in
Astora. and is worthy the patronage
of anyone who can appreciate a work
of decided worth.
Before the People
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Judge W. E. fyirke
RepubPcan Candidate for Repre
sentative, Primaries April 17, 1908.
JUDGE WILLIAM E. BURKE
Candidate for Representative at the
Republican Primaries, April 17th.
I favor the retention of C. W. Ful
ton in the United States Senate, but
will obey the Instructions given by
the people of Oregon next June, on
the following bill:
'That we, the people of the State
of Oregon, hereby instruct our Rep
resentatives and Senators in our
Legislative Assembly as such officers,
to vote for and elect the candidates
for United States Senator from this
State who receive the highest number
of votes at our general elections."
In addition will favor the enact
ment of the following measures:
1 Four-year term for county offi
2 Collection of taxes by the
3 Divide Fifth Judicial District by
joining the Counties of Clatsop and
4 A prosecuting attorney for each
5 Safeguard deposits in banks.
6 'Pure food law, and regulation of
weights and measures.
7 Preserve natural resources of
State including water powers and
limit franchises to twenty-five years.
8 Better protection for salmon.
9 Voter not to be required to re
register except as he changes his
place of residence.
10 Continuation of Roosevelt Pol
icy, t'ort ot Astoria, &ca wall ami
Deepening of Columbia River Bar.
To The People.
In submitting my name to the elec
tors of the Fifth Judicial District for
their consideration fpr the office of
District Attorney of said District, I
desire to say that if I am nominated
and elected, 1 will, during my term
of office, honestly, vigorously and
impartialy perforin all the official
duties pertaining to said office, with
out fear or favor, endeavoring always
to accord to every individual, irre
spective party, politics 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.
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Candidate for Repub
lican Nomination for
: 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
HIGGINS & WARREN
ELEVEN STRONG COMPANIES
Savings Bank Bldg.
Geo. 5. Sliepard
Republican Candidate For Represent
tative in Congress.
A Champion of the Columbia River
Bar Improvement, and In Favor of
Postal Saving Bank. , s
Primary Election, April 17th.
JOHN C. McCUE
Republican Candidate for
Re-election For Representative.
Primary Election, April 17th.
JUIES J. BIO
' Republican Candidate for
Representative to the Legislature.
Primary Election April 17, 1908
C. A, Leinenweber
For Republican nominee for Repre
sentative to the Legislature.
Primary election April 17, 1908.
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At Primary Election April 17, for
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VOTE FOR ; ! ;
ljjva undine j'j,
James w. Weicn
'' Republican Candidate for Repre
sentative.' Primaries April 17, 1908.
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