The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, May 27, 1908, Page 2, Image 2

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    THE MORNING ASTOH IAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
i WEDNESDAY. MAY 27,
The MORNING
ASTORIAN
Established 1873.
Published Daily Except Monday by
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TELEPHONE MAIN 661.
THE WEATHER
Western Oregon and Washington
Fair and warmer.
WHAT OF ASTORIA?.
According to the Oregonian (news
paper) of Monday last, the die is
cast in the great matter of the wheat
shipments from the Columbia valley,
by the Seattle, Portland & Spokane
Railway, better known as the "North
Bank" system, James J. Hill's new
grain route from the Inland Empire.
Portland is to be the sea port of the
line, and the warehouses and docks of
the system are to be built there upon
a scale exceeding any plant of the
kind in the country. This is a mag
nificent accession for the city and
port of Portland and the people there
are to be (and are, so far as we are
concerned), heartily congratulated
upon the final ,and permanent, allot
ment of this huge business.
But, what of Astoria?.
The purchase, by the Hill interests,
outright, last year, of the Astoria &
Columbia River Railroad Company,
from this city to Portland; and the
acquisition of rights-of-way on the
north shore of the Columbia from
Kalama to Frankfort, opposite this
city, with ample terminal territory
there, has given James J. Hill abso
lute command of the transportation
interests of the lower Columbia
Valley, a fact that justified the hope
here that some portion of this great
traffic was to find its export depots
at this end of the river.
It now appears that Hill has simply !
followed the "bottling" processes for
which E. H. Harriman is notorious,
and the A. & C. Railroad is nothing
but a mere feeder, rather than a uni
fied part of a great and direct inland
route; the splendid harbor at these
doors is to lie inert, unused, while
the city and section that gave a mil
lion to the building of the south shore
line to the metropolis, is ignored, cut
out, abandoned, a way-station be
tween Pasco and Seaside; what of
trade relation and headquarter sig
nificance she once enjoyd being car
ried away with the records, the offi
cers and the meagre patronage of it
all, to Portland and Vancouver; while
the Frankfort end of the system
across the bay, lies barren, without
promise, a vague problem of the
future.
It becomes more and more appar
ent as the days go by that Astoria is
to turn to, and pon, herself, for re
demption from the negligible condi
tions thus thrust upon her, and which
she has not deserved in view of the
essential part she played in the earlier
program of this development. She
must do something to make her in
dependent of these patent snubhings
and place her where she will not have
to rely upon the A. & C. or any line
that uses her people and business
with these contemptuous indefference
so rawly manifest as is the case at
hand.
If San Francisco is the way out,
then we must go to San Francif.co;
or if the Sound cities offer us release
from this palpable turn-down, we
might as well go there, as for Port
land to send everything there cannot
and will not send to this end of the
Columbia, for fear it may give us a
white of prestige commercially; if
we must have wholesalers in the
great marketable staples, we must go
after them and get them in here. We
have paid a dear figure for negation
and dependence; we can afford more
and pay more to shake it off and find
the surface of communal success and
activity; it is not enough that we are
self-supporting and can maintain the
even tenor of our commercial way;
we have everything to inspire a new
and extraordinary effort; and if we
raise a commercial boycott against
the business elements that have rid
den us down, the responsibility, and
the losses, may fall and lie where they
belong, nor will they be hard to lo
cate and estimate.
Astoria stands alone; she is side
tracked and left to her own devices,
so far as the great agencies of the
State and the Northwest contributing
to her development are concerned.
and the sooner wc realize this and get
to work for our own up-lift and sal
vation, by means at our mondand, the
better it will be for everv man in
Astoria and Clatsop.
If the proven policy of the Hill
people is to take all the money pos
sible out of Astoria without vestige
of compensation or return of any
sort, then it were well to remember
that the Columbia is wide and wide-
open; that hoats are running here.
and there are boats that can be
bought and that the A. & C. road is
not the only dependence left to us.
If Hill is determined to make As
toria tight for her existance. we
might as well line-up and hand him
one" over the shoulder of his little
key-feeder!.
FIVE DAYS MORE.
Five days hence, on Monday next,
the people of Oregon are to take
over their franchise and say who shall
represent them in the various admin
istrative offices of the common
wealth, and what laws they want
among the score of those suggested
under legal provision. The ticket
each man will handle and dispose of
n his voting, is entitled to his best
thought in every detail, and Ins de
cision, for and against the men and
measures submitted, will make for
the peace, the success, the credit
and prosperity of the great terri
tory of which he is an integre; or it
will react to the disquiet, the failure,
shame and recession of the State and
her people.
We have never thought so little of
the people as to accept the doctrine
that the bulk of the America vote
cast at any polls was indifferent,
unintelligent, purchased, or dishon
orably inspired; we have always held
it to be a fair, clean and honest ex
pression of the manful concept of
the people involved, though we have
never doubted the mistakes, the mis
conceptions, the disdirections that
have swung results, on narrow mar
gins, to plainly unfortunate public
conclusions and the setting up of
questionable men and policies. The
ordinary American electorate is hon
est and rational and may be trusted
to help itself from bad to better,
from lower to higher, every time.
And it will be so on next Monday!.
EDITORIAL SALAD
In the Democratic primaries Min
nesota is for Yon Yonson, but it
would be a great surprise if the
State could be induced to give its
electoral vote to any Democrat.
Minnesota well understands the dif
ference between a State and a na
tional contest.
After figuring for some time on
tonnage, displacement and sailing ca
pacity, Congressman Hobson has
concluded that the American Navy
ought to be strengthened. In a mat
ter of this kind the sensible thing to
do is to let Hobson have his choice.
Iowa has completed or has under
construction 431 miles of interurban
trolley lines, and boasts that it is
ahead of this State. Missouri may
be a little slow in this respect, but it
expects eventually to carry the ban
ner in all forms of transportation by
land, water or air.
A trade paper estimates that the
South ships annually to Northern
markets $100,000,000 worth of vege
tables and fruit. The business grows
fast, and suggests that the South will
find a diversification of crops a great
cash producer.
Biliousness and Constipation.
For years I was troubled with bil
iousness and constipation, which made
life miserable for me. My appetite
failed me. I lost my usual force and
vitality. Pepsin preparations and
cathartics only made matters worse.
1 do not know where I should have
been today had I not tried Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
The tablets relieve the ill feeling at
once, strengthen the digestive func
tions, purify the stomach, liver and
blood, helping the system to do its
work naturally. Mrs. Rosa Potts,
Birmingham, Ala. These tablets are
for sale by Frank Hart and Leading
Druggists.
COFFEE
Five degrees of excel
lence: good; better;
fine; finer;
finest: all Schilling's Best.
Your grocer returni your monej U you don't
Uk it; we par him
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Cards of Candidates In
J the Coming Election
REPUBLICAN
COUNTY
TICKET
For Representatives
C. A. Leinen
weber John C. McCue
or County Commissioner
(Four-year term)
John Frye
For County Commissioner
(Two-year term)
Fred H. Moore
For County Clerk
J. C. Clinton
For County Sheriff
M. R. Pomeroy
For County Assessor
T. S. Cornelius
For County Treasurer
W. A. Sherman
For County Surveyor
G. F. Parker
For County Coroner
J. A. Gilbaugh
For Justice of the Peace
P. J. Goodman
For Constable
John Sayer
VOTE FOR
John Sayer
"LIVERPOOL JACK"
Republican
Nominee
for
Constable
ALONG SCIENTIFIC LINES.
Remarkable Discovery Made by So
ciety for Psychical Research.
BERKELEY, Cal., May 20.-Dur-ied
a few feet under the classic soil
of the University of California
campus lie a city of the stone age
whose massive walls respond to the
instruments of the members of the
Berkeley Society for Psychical Re
search and show their well defined
locations according to the investiga
tions made by Prof. Joseph Voylc,
president of the local Psychical So
ciety and other members.
The series of investigations to find
the lines of the buried city which an
tedates by thousands of years the
time of Columbus have been carried,
it is said, on quietly for the last
month since the Society took up this
important branch of their studies.
None of the professors of the
University has as yet thoroughly in
vestigated the findings of the society,
but it is likely that if their discov
eries are found to have a foundation
excavation work will be begun at
once along scientific lines.
ON CHARGE OF MURDER.
DENVER, May 26,-Oov Buchtel
yesterday issued a requisition for
S. W. Morris, alias Frank Shercliffc,
wanted at Leadvillc, Colo., on the
charge of murdering John Wallace, a
saloonkeeper, fifteen years ago. Sher
cliffc created a sensation some years
ago while under arrest in Iowa by
charging well known persons in
Omaha with being 'eadcrs of a des
perate gang of criminals.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
OF THE
B
111 IK
55,430.00
52,094.42
At Astoria, in the State of Oregon,
at the close of business, May 14th,
1908.
RESOURCES.
Loans and Discounts $389,294.29
Overdrafts, secured and
unseen red 6,097.30
U. S. Bonds to secure cir
culation 47,000.00
Premiums on U. S. Bonds.. 1,400.00
Bonds, securities, etc......
Due from National Bnnks
(not reserve agents),...
Due from State Banks and
Bankers 22,169.77
Due from approved reserve
agents 189,322.37
Checks and other cash items 283.92
Notes of other National
Banks 2,280.00
Nickels, and cents 546.08
Lawful Money Reserve in
Bank, viz:
Specie $191,300
Legal-tender notes 355 191,655.00
Redemption fund with U.
S. Treasurer (5 per cent.
of circulation) 2,350.00
Total $959,923.15
LIABILITIES.
Capital stock paid in $100,000.00
Surplus fund 25,000.00
Undivided profits, less ex
penses and taxes paid... 28,453.40
National Bank notes out
standing 47,000.00
Individual deposits subject
to check $595,717.05
Demand certificates of de
posit $163,252.70
Certified checks. 500.00 759,469.75
Total $959,923.15
State of Oregon, County of Clatsop,
ss:
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, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 22nd day of May. 1908.
V. BOELLING,
Notary Public.
Correct Attest:
G. C. FLAVEL.
W. F. McGREGOR,
JACOB KAMM,
Directors.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
OF THE
i
III
At Astoria, in the State of Oregon,
at the close of business, May 14, 1908.
RESOURCES.
Loans and Discounts $402,577.76
Overdrafts, secured and un
secured 5,634.82
U. S. Bonds to secure cir
culation 47,500.00
U. S. Bonds to secure U. S.
Deposits 20,000.00
Other Bonds to secure U.
S. Deposits 34,000.00
Premiums on U. S. Bonds.. 3,045.00
Bonds, securities, etc 73,730.66
Banking house, furniture,
and fixtures 4,030.00
Other real estate owned... 8,233.41
Due from State Banks and
Bankers 18,387.72
Due from approved reserve
agents 178,374.18
Checks and other cash items 4,677.21
Notes of other National
Banks 885.00
Fractional paper currency,
nickels, and cents 857.05
Lawful Money Reserve in
Bank, viz:
Specie $100,668.85
Legal-tender notes $i.,04S.uu luues
Redemption fund with U.
S. Treasurer (5 per cent
of circulation) 2,375.00
Total $906,621.66
LIABILITIES.
Caoital stock paid in $ 50,000.00
Surplus fund 50,000.00
Undivided protits, less ex
penses and taxes paid... 15,863.14
National Bank notes out
standing 44,900.00
Individual deposits subject
to check sj04.S84.zo
Demand certificates of de
posit $48,964.56
Time certificates of de
posit $282,018.70
Certified checks.... $291.00
U. S. deposits... $50,000.00 745,858.52
Total $906,621.66
State of Oregon, County of Clatsop,
ss:
I, J. E. Higeins, Cashier of the
above-named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is
true to the best of my knowledge and
belief.
J. E. HIGGINS,
Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 22nd day of May, 1908.
M. C. MAGKK,
Notary Public,
Correct Attest:
GEO. H. GEORGE,
GEORGE W. WARREN,
A. SCHERNECKAU,
Directors.
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To the First 500 Children
Bringing this "Ad." and opening an account, we will
deposit the first 60 cents, conditional that the child
deposit 50 cents at time of opening account and' one
dollar per month for eleven months. The account
will then be worth $12.00 besides 5 per cent, interest
and is subject to withdrawal according to State law.
Remember your account is secured by real estate.
Children under lourteen eligible.
THE BANKING SAVINGS AND LOAN ASS'C'N.
108 10th St. Phone Black 2181
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PRACTICAL POINTS
ON BANKING NO. 4.
Diligent Saving.
It is a very good plan to establish reg
ular dates for depositing your money.
You will find that this will soon be
come a vcrv valuable habit, and you
will tie much pleased to see how soon
your funds will accumulate at com
pound intesest. Interest paid on Sav
ings Accounts and Time Certificates
of deposit
SC AMDINAVIAN'AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK,
506-508 Commercial St., Astoria, Ore
FIT NATIONAL BAM OF ASTOEJA
DIRECTORS
Jacob Kamm W. F. McGregor G. C. Flavel
J. W. Ladd S. S. Gordon
Capital SlOO.OOO
Surplus 25,000
stockholders' Liability 100,000
ESTABLISHED 18NU.
J. Q. A. BOWLBY, President.
O. I. PETERSON, Vice-President.
FRANK PATTON, Cashier
J. W. GARNER, Assistant Cashier
Astoria Savings Bank
Capital Paid in $115,000. Surolus and Undivided Profita linn nnn
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Transacts a General Banking Business Interest Paid on Time Denmf.
Eleventh and Duane Sta.
FOUR PER CENT PER ANNUM.
Astoria, Oregon.
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C. F. WISE, Prop.
Choice Winei, Llquon Merchants Lunch Prem
andCIgari 11:30 . m. to 1:30 p. m.
Hot Lunch at All Hour. aj oDtl
Corner Eleventh and Commercial.
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