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THE MORNING ASTOIUAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
8UTUKDAY. MAY 30, 08.
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THE PATRIOTIC DOLLAR.
There are patriotic men and women,
galore, in every community in this
broad land who flame into hot rebel
lion at the merest whisper of re-j
proach against their town or city or
county, or place of residence and
revenue; who mouthe and froth and
yawp on the instant some flat truth is
told of them and their management of
that town or county or home; who
throw spasm after spasm of virtuous
indignation at every criticism cast
their way and especially if the stric
ture be so true that denial is futile;
and there are other patriots, who,
knowing the limitations that hedge us
all in, strive manfully to make the
most and best of deplorable condi
tions and by word and deed, timely
and generous, try to save that same
community from the touch of reac
tion and inertia. The difference be
tween the patriots alluded to may be
traced to the dollar, the dollar
oatriotic. and the dollar-reccdent
These dollars are at the bottom of
the status of every community in the
country; they account for the lethargy,
the poverty of progress, the cold in
difference, the abnegation, and com
mercial paralysis, of the community,
or, again, they tell of the life, the
spirit of success, the charm and pow
er of progress and prosperity, the
certainty and assuredness of being
and doing and living in recognized
and acceptable and np-to-date fashion
This is the story of the patriotic dol
lar everywhere on earth.
Is Astoria bankrupt at this coin?
. , LAND POVERTY.
We hear a great deal from many
of our friends down about this necl:
of -he woods of being land-poor, stag
gered by land taxes, and at wit's-cnd
to know what to do with their costly
possessions;' the constant reiteration
of ill plaint has gotten on our nerves
and set our sympathetic nature all a
quiver with desire to alleviate the
stress. We have no land of our own:
therefore we cannot enter into the
thing with the poignant and realistic
sense of its actual limit of strain;
but, conning the situation for avenues
of relief, we hazard the bald sug
gestion that they give away one-halt
of their land, outright, upon such
term's and conditions, and to such
people, as shall ensure the develop
ment, utility and enhanced value of
the other half.
If a man owns 500 acres of forest
land that he cannot improve himself,
it might be profitable to give some
energetic man or men, of family and
character, 50 or 100 or 200 acres of
it, to clear the tract, upon such terms
as would make it a matter of sheer
profit for all concerned, bring the
property of all within the purview of
the markets, advance its value, and
make it worth the while of all to pay
the taxes; if it be tide-lands, do the
same thing, with due provision that
all of it shall be diked by the bene
ficiaries, and make the gift reversion
able in the event of default, either by
mortgage or the terms of gift; if it
be water-frontage, give a modicum of
it to the man who will put a mill or
a factory or a dock and warehouse, or
any appreciable improvement upon
his share of it, thus redeeming it from
desuetude and making that which re
mains to the donor of some distinct
relative value. Give it away, and
civilize it; bring it within the radius
of activity and determinable value.
This beats lugging it around through
life, or several lives and generations,
barren, profitless, inept, inert, im
poverishing its owner to a point ana
lagous to its own impoverishment.
We realize the effrontry of such a
suggestion right here in Astoria but
our interest in these unhappy owners
of too much burdensome property
inspires us with unusual courage and
we dare urge this expedient for their
good as for that of the city and coun
ty. It is the way things are done in
other live communities, and always
with magnificent results. We know it
will fall flat, so flat we may not be even
reproached with our temerity; but the
knowledge of having done our poor
best to give a cue, a hint of salvation,
compensates for what of sneer and
denial must ensue.
the country ever since the supreme
trick of the Tilden-llayes imbroglio
was so cleverly and shamelessly
turned, that the country at large ha.i
gotten into the habit of peering
Oregon-ward in her electoral season
to note what new political innovation
is to be sprung out here; anil it has
generally had something to laugh at,
to grieve over, to sneer upon; and
but blamed little to inspire its pride
and popular interest. It has been no
worse, perhaps, than any of the other
States where overwhelming party
dominance has been flagrantly, un
wisely and even evilly used; but in
lone summer election, detached, and
leading, has given it a spectacular an I
distinct prominence unnoted in. tlio
massed elections of November.
Wc can easily imagine the people,
everywhere, wondering if the famous
old Republican strong hold that h;n
twice elected a Democratic governor,
is so obsessed with its strange ami
perverted infatuation that it will elect,
even tentatively, a Democratic United
States Senator on Monday next; and
if, having done this, the false and
fatuitotis program will be confirmed
and branded in by its Legislature.
We could answer these unasked
questions, of course, but time must
serve the end of this folly, and the
nation will know all about it at the
proper moment; but for the living
hour this is the attitude of our fol
lows abroad in the country, and these
the doubts that beset them. There
may come a wave of sober second
thought, of mental re-adjustment and
clarity, of spasmodic revulsion to old
principles and pandered faiths, that
will knock these expectations silly
and cause momentary hope of better
things; but ?
J Cards of Candidates in
the Coining Election
This recipe is highly recommended
by one of our correspondents; try it
for desert tomorrow.
Peel five bananas, rub smooth with
five teaspoonfuls of sugar. Add one
teacup sweet cream beaten to a stiff
froth, then add one 10c. package of
Lemon JELL-0 dissolved in 1 tea
cups boiling water. Pour into mold
and when cold garnish with candied
cherries. Serve with whipped cream,
or any good pudding sauce. JELL-0
is sold by all Grocers at 10c . per
ALL EYES ON OREGON.
The eye of America is turning this
way and by Tuesday next will be
fastened upon Oregon with curiosity
There has been so much of political
prestidigitation up in this corner of
ylir From PesKpy
W the most healthful SSjLM
M of fruits, comes the
fej chief ingredient of p'
Sk rrZi'zzt3 The only baking powder fij
Xm0 madejrom Royal i
Wprral Grape Cream jf
Cost a little more thin the injurious alum
or phoipUte of lime powders, but with
Royal you are Hire of pure, healthful food.
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REPORT OF THE CONDITION
II I 11
At Astoria, in the State of Oregon,
at the close of business, May 14th,
Loans and Discounts $389,294.29
Overdrafts, secured and
U. S. Bonds to secure cir
Premiums on U. S. Bonds.. 1,400.00
Bonds, securities, etc 55,430.00
Due from National Banks
(not reserve agents) 52,094.42
Due from State Banks and
Due from approved reserve
Checks and other cash items 283.92
Notes of other National
Banks : 2,280.00
Nickels, and cents 546.08
Lawful Money Reserve in
Legal-tender notes 355 191,655.00
Redemption fund with U.
S. Treasurer (5 per cent.
of circulation) 2,350.00
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
Individual deposits subject
to check $595,717.05
Demand certificates of de
Certified checks. 500.00 759,469.75
Total : $959,923.15
State of Oregon, County of Clatsop,
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.
G. C. FLAVEL,
w. f. McGregor,
For United States Senator
H. M. Cake
W. R. Ellis
Justice Supreme Court
Oregon Food & Dairy
.o J. W. Bailey
Commissioner of Railroads
Clyde B. JAitchi
son Prosecuting Attorney
E. B. Tongue .o
John C. McCue
'Jot County Commissioner
John Frye 1
For County Commissioner
Fred H. Moore
For County Clerk
J. C. Clinton
For County Sheriff
M. R. Pomeroy
For County Assessor
T. S. Cornelius
For County Treasurer
For County Surveyor
G. F. Parker
For County Coroner
J. A. Gilbaugh
For Justice of the Peace
P. J. Goodman
A FEW SPECIALS'
SOMETHING EXTRA FINE
Crcsta Blanca Sautcme (Chateau
Cresta Blanca Spa
Cresta Blanca (Red and
Cresta Blanca Sparkling OC
AMERICAN IMPORTING CO,
589 Commercial Street
THE LEADING BUSINESS COLLEGE
ELKS BUILDING, PORTLAND, OREGON
A course in our College means better workbetter wages. If
interested, call or write (or catalogue A.
I. M. WALKER, Pres. . . . O. A. BOSSERMAN. Sec
To the First 500 Children
Bringing this "Ad." and opening an account, we will
deposit the first 50 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 oper cent, interest
and is subject to withdrawal according to State law.
Remember your account is secured by real estate.
Children under fourteen eligible.
THE BANKING SAVINGS AND LOAN ASS'C'N.
108 10th St. Phone Black 2181
Notice to Our Customers.
We are pleased to announce that
Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs,
colds and lung trouble is not affected
jy the National Pure Food and Drug
aw as it contains no opiates or other
harmful drugs, and we recommend it
as a safe remedy for children and
adults. T. F. Laurin, Owl Drug
Probably it is your stomach and not
your heart that causes pain in neigh
borhood of the heart. H it is, Lane's
Family Medicine will give relief. 25
cents at druggists'.
Irritation of the throat and hoarse
ness are relieved immediately by two
or three little swallows of Kemp's
Balsam, the best cough cure. Grip
Why do we drink so
much poor coffee?
Because ood coffee is
Ytw poor whirs, year ami It yea. tfoa't
Ike fcfatlUai't Bait; wt pay hi.
On Banking No. 5
Important to the business men:
"laving an account with thU bank
Ktiarantt'os the security lor your funds
"assures prompt, satisfactory service
and t lie most courteous treatment.
You will lind an account with the
Scandinavian-American Savings Rank
a valuable asset to you.
SCANDINAVIAN-AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK,
506-508 Commercial St., Astoria, Ore.
FIRST NATIONAL UK OF ASTORIA
Jacob Kamm W. F. McGregor G. C. Flavel
J. W. Ladd S. S. Gordon
Stockholders' Liability 100,000
J. Q. A. BOWLBY, President.
O. I. PETERSON, Vice-President.
FRANK PATTON, Cashier
J. W. GARNER, Assistant Cashief
Astoria Savings Bank
Capital Paid in $115,000. Surplus and Undivided Profits, $100,000
Transacts a General Banking Business Interest Paid on Time Deposit
FOUR PER CENT PER ANNUM.
Eleventh and Duane Sts. Astoria, Oregea.
C. F. WISE, Prop.
Choice Wines, Liquors Merchants Lunch Frsm
c,Kr "!3 m. to 1:30 p. n.
Hot Lunch at All Hours. aj o0tj
Corner Eleventh and Commercial
ASTORIA, - - - , OREGON
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