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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
The "K" Line
Some Increases In
Published Daily Except Monday by THE J.
S. DELLINGER CO.
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Oregon Fair, not so warm in the
interior west portion.
Washington Fair, probably slight
Idaho Fair and continued warm.
PERSONAL CONCERN NEEDED.
What is needed here, as well as
elsewhere, is more personal interest,
individual concern, in public matters,
especially with regard to street work.
There is no use saying "it is none of jped for the correct, adequate
our business'; it is altogether our
business. It is public money that is
being spent and public interest be
ing served, and we are the Public.
There are excellent people in charge
of these things, but the best of them
grow careless, at times, high, and low;
those who ordain things and those
who do them as they are ordained, or
as nearly as they can or will; and whatever to support them and make
every time the private citizen butts! them something more than cheap and
SPECIALIZED AND MINIMIZED.
City, after city, all over the United
Slates, is abandoning the. old ami
cumbersome councilmanic system of
government that for years has, in
nearly every instance, demonstrated
its aptitude for graft and inerticacy,
and is taking on the newer, safer,
more direct, and centralized, scheme
of departmental commissions, where
by each element of municipal admin
istration is given into the hands of a
small group of men, especially emiip-
economic handling of that separate
interest, elected, paid, bonded, and
held accountable, first and last, for
the honest dispensing of the public
trust confided to them.
The curse of the old vogue is the
almost universal absence of all pay
and emolument; the rule that thrusts
honors upon a man without anything
By MARTl A. KNAPP, Chntrmna InurttnU Commrc
in to have something amended he
does a distinct favor and service to
his fellow-taxpayer. It is not always ;
pleasant, of course, but it is timely,
essential, public-spirited, and it pays.
Springfield, the place that holds
the sacred bones of our own Lin
coln; the place, of all others in these
United States, that should have
known what to do, and where to
stop, in the crisis that has swept her,
has "outHeroded Herod" in her
demonstration of mob-law and com
Down South, where these things
are more frequent, and where we di
rect our especial anathema and hot
criticism, they have the deeency to
trail their guns and go home after
they have killed the unnameable beast
that invites their vengance; but
Springfield, probably being new to
the cult, goes on for days with the
exercise of its senseless reprisals, and
half the -military strength of the
State is invoked to subdue the people
who started out to subdue and for
got to quit.
White, or black, the man guilty of and restore them to her, expanded,
fictitious dignities. To this we owe
the threadbare respect now attaching
to the municipal ofhcial quality, at
least so far as the councils are con
cerned. And, in many a case, their
faces are saved by the courage, .-.kill
and honesty of some well paid officer
who intervenes at the propitious mo
ment ot doubt, hazard or worse
Portland is looking to the change
and studying it carefully with a view
to putting it in practical use, and
husbanding the wealth and attributes
of the city, instead, of frittering them
away through reckless and shameful
channels ot divided authority, per
sonal ineptitude, multiple functions
stupidity, inefficiency, indifference,
and deliberate theft, the latter-day es
sentials of the municipal administra
Uf course, Astoria has none ot
these disagreeable things to worry
about, but, all the same, it will pay
her (to save her acknowledged im
mtinity), to take up the issue and
never lay it down until she has put
her civic responsibilities in hands,
non-political hands, that will special
ize, minimize, conserve, administer.
what the wretch at .Springfield was
guilty, should die quickly (legally, if
possible), in order that society and its
dearest charge, the young woman
hood of the land, may be the safer by
that death, and this having been
wrought, those who have assumed to
execute the law, written, or unwrit
ten, have no call to go farther and
expend their accumulated rage and
Her jolly hand is full of glorious
righteous wrath on all the suspects j sunshine, cool ocean breezes, warm
improved, with public costs invari
ably reduced. Look it up, Gentlemen
of the Electorate!
OUR GLAD HAND OUT!
Astoria has her glad hand out!
It is her especial season for the
demonstration, her Regatta season!
of the community.
There is a good deal in knowing
where to begin, and where to stop!
OREGON'S OWN, AND BEST.
hospitality, endless entertainments,
magnificent scenery delightfully di
vided between land and water scapes;
flyless days and mosquitoless sleepful
nights; all the home-comforts, and
the charms of a resort season special
ized and accentuated; rational rates,
and plenty of time for everthing!
There may be fuller hands than this
Besides the large exhibit that the
Oregon Agricultural College will
make at the Oregon State Fair at
Salem, September 14-19, next, the, kicking out from favored localities
officers of that institution have ar- over Oregon, but none friendlier;
ranged to give the fair visitors some tnat) we'll swear to.
special entertainment each day. Each The three-day regatta season fits in
afternoon the commodious auditorium admirably just between the carking
adjoining the main pavilion will be Uurri,ner j-,eat of the interior and the
darkened and from its platform dif- j royal fall weather of the coast, than
ferent members of the faculty will wj,k-h there is nothing more perfect
give lecture" illustrated by stereopti- jn tlc way 0f temperature and tern
con views pertaining to their respec- peramcntal requisites; ideal condi-
tive departments at the college, all ot tions amplified by enjoyable pro
which have a bearing on the agricul
tural industries of the state. Friday,
the fifth day of the fair, has been
set aside as "Agricultural College"
day and special efforts will be made
to have this the most important occa
sion of the entire week. The Oregon
Agricultural College has the reputa
tion of being one of the leading edu
cational institutions on the Pacific
Coast and its participation in the pro
gram of the fair shows that its presi
dent and his co-workers fully appre
ciate that the fair is a worthy cause
which has been a great factor in the
-Sl!ij'IlFICATI()X for increase in freight rates, if there
f mm 4 ' it . !it..W,..icrt )m fmiml if nt nil rml v in
tho fact that ium-nse-d cost of operation and mainte
nance of railroad's lias renched a point where reason
able profit on money invested in them is not possiblo
from tho revenue they now receive.
The country does not stand still. Each year marks nn increase in
effort and output and therefore an increased demand for transportation
facilities. If tho highest point of capacity was reached, then it stands
to reason that to meet tho increased demand for tho years that follow
thero must bo an increase in those facilities eommen.su rato at least with j
the demand for them. To provide new facilities takes money.
IN ORDER TO INVITE THE INVESTMENT OF CAPITAL A RAIL
ROAD MUST BE ABLE TO SHOW THAT IT8 REVENUES PAY COST3
OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, COSTS OF NEW FACILITIES
AS NEEDED AND A FAIR CERTAIN PROFIT ON MONEY INVESTED.
THE CAPITALIST IS NOT SATISFIED TO KNOW THAT IT IS POS
SIBLE FOR A ROAD TO DO THIS. HE MUST 3E ASSURED THAT
IT IS CERTAIN TO DO IT AT ALL TIMES. '
Wages have been increased a number of times by the railroads in
recent years, while FEEIGIIT KATKS HAVE PRACTICALLY
REMAINED UNCHANGED. Tho cost of operation and mainte
nance of a railroad approximately, as last year, is 70 per cent of its
gross receipts. Out of this 70 per cent about two-thirds it paid in
wages. Now, it stands to reason that if wages arc increased 6 to 10
per cent thero is a big increase in tho cost of maintenance and opera
tion of the road. ' In just the degreo that this cost is increased is
lessened the opportunity of the road to provido new facilities and to
bring the old facilities np to a fixed satisfactory standard.
IT IS A MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST, FIRST, THAT OOOO
WAGES BE PAID RAILROAD EMPLOYEES! SECOND, THAT PRES
ENT TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES BE KEPT UP TO A SATISFAC
TORY STANDARD AND, THIRD, THAT NEW FACILITIES BE PRO
VIDED TO MEET THE EVER INCREASING DEMAND FOR THEM.
Inasmuch as the cost of wages has been raised considerably in
many instances during the last year or so, and inasmuch as tho cost of
equipment has also increased, while the rates are practically now what
they were beforo these increases occurred, it is not unlikely that soiuo
roads may have to increase not all, perhaps, but Bomo their freight
Night Boat for Portland and
Leaves Astoria dally except Sunday
at 7 p. m.
Leaves Portland Dally Except Sunday
at 7 a. m.
aollOR. (liyiiumu fnliit nnun and r. 1
hlbiU an abnormal deposition to Quitk Servlce Excellent Meala
Bleep; dislikes the aocioty of other' Good Bertha
girls j then tho mother should come !
to her aid promptly, for ahe pos-; Landing Astoria Flavel Wharf
esses information of vital Import- Landing Portland Foot T.vW t
tnce to the young daughter. ' wnoing Portland Foot Taylor St.
At such a time the srreatest aid to mmm
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When a young girl's thought be-
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&fiKSt;Astoria and Portland
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VEGETABLE COMPOUND ; (lCxccp' y)
has accomplished, for Mks Olson. (11- rLnrt T) nnnnnexrt
.Ml. UK li. tyM
things and people amenable to tin
constant charm. Come and se us!
Mr. Taft sets forth distinctly the
highly material differences between
the Republican party and the Demo
The cadets expelled from Vet
Point for hazing may yet turn out
well if they sec the pint that obed
ience to law is a good thing.
Governor Johnson has been invited
to rairview to receive an application
of healing salve and to ba-k in the
sunshine of the Bryan smile.
A peculiar feature of the American
political system is that a vice-presi
dent never has any life-giving excite- j
ment either in or out of office.
Tammany will select the Demo
cratic candidate for governor of New
York this year and the Republicans
fif the state will renominate llnolii-s
.,. , , - , . . Ifor the American Athletes to appeal
with the approval of independent , . . , . 11
IOI I MK I IV.. Ill Illll'S illll-I IMMCIIUU 1111-
SPORTING CODE NEXT.
LONDON', AugugM 17.-Theodorc
Cook, a member of the British Olym
pic council, has sent a long communi
cation to the newspapers of London,
stating that as the criticisms from
Americans on the four hundred me
tres race at the Olvmnic names an
pear to be based on an ignorance oi
tacts, he has deemed it advisable to
give the exact facts on which the dc-ci-ion
was based. He then gives the
statements of the various officials of
the American Athletic Association
who acted as starters, umpires, etc.,
and the evidence presented at the in
quiry after the race showing that all
starters in the race were warned at
the start that watchers had been plac
ed around the track and that any wil
ful jostling would result in the race
being declared void. Mr. Cook, com
menting on this official view, says;
"The only question that can be rais
ed is whether the Olympic games
should have been held under American
or l.'.nglish rules. It was not open
voters. Tammany s prospect of cap
turing Albany in 1908 is poor.
London papers are discussing the
comparative merits of American and
English orators. Has England any
master of eloquence who can elicit a
yell an hour and a half long, at a
distance of several hundred miles,
lifter he has been licked twice?
grams, day and night, and the glad
hand of Astoria over it all, to
smooth and soften and make all
Why Schilling's Best?
Because it is best and
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Men Past Sixty in Danger.
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der English rules. All I can say is
tlfat after our experience with what
the American code appears to permit
no English athlete is likely to accept
it as a fair basis for international
Commenting on Mr. Cook's .state
ment, Sporting Life insists that it is
necessary to compile fur future Olym
pics a complete detailed code of reg
ulations covering every branch of
sports after consulting all constitu
ent countries that are to send conten
ders, fn stating many points where
the rules failed and where they could
be improved or modified, Sporting
Life urges the British Olympic conn
cil to initiate a movement for inter
national rules by frank and free dis
cussion with foreign committees and
with an absence of desire to press the
English rules on foreigners,
Miss Ellen M. Olson, of 417 North
Eaat Street, Kevaneo,IlL,lnak)ttcr
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FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN.
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She has uuliled thousands to
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NOT IN PHYSICAL SHAPE.
Major General Grant Can't Stand 90
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17.-Ac-cording
to private advices received by
army officers here Major General
Frederick D. Grant, commanding the
department "of the East, may be forc
ed to retire from the army as a re
sult of his inability Jo stand the 90
mile riding test for officers,1 ordered
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