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TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
SIDEWALK BID LEI
1 The Store 'M PAk Ladits
EIGNTY STILL OPEN
I Women BEE&SSIHJ.VE Outfitters
MISS KATE SHIVELY HOLDS
HER LEAD-TOMORROW THE
COUNTY COURT HOLDS SES
SION AND ARRANGES FOR
BALLOTS WILL FLY THICK
WALKS AT THE CLATSOP
I These cool nights suggest Fall. We are showing
THE MORNING ASTOIUAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
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The leading color Navy. Our milliner has return
ed from her vacation; now full force working on Fall
I Hats; we are showing the
OF THE DAY
WRESTLER ARRIVES IN FROM
CUAYMAS-STATE OF CALI
FORNIA BRINGS BIG CROWD
-STRATHLOY IS DUE IN.
The American barkentine Wrestler,
Captain P. H. Bjorenstrom, 44 days
from Guaymas, Mexico, crossed in
on Sunday last, and for want of or
ders and charter, she will, this morn
ing join the mournful fleet up in
"Bryan's Boneyard," along with the
Irene, Alvena, Oliver J. Qlsen, etc.,
etc.; and when about a half dozen
more of them a:e anchored up there,
a fine photograph of the dismal
squadron is to be taken, and sent on
to William Jennings, as a hint of
what his mere candidacy has done for
one flourishing interest out here.
The United Wireless station on
Telegraph Hill, this city reports the
Alaska Pacific Company's steamer
Buckman as passing the mouth of the
Columbia river at 6 o'clock last
evening bound from Sari Francisco to
Seattle. The Buckman reports she
was in communication with the bat
tleships Tennessee and Washington
bound for Puget Sound for San
Francisco. She is making good time
and expects to arrive in Seattle at 5
o'clock Tuesday evening. She re
ports "All Well."
The steamer Yosemite detached
herself from the barge Nehalem at
the Parker-Fisher dock, at 1 o'clock
on Sunday last, and hiked it up the
nver where she win nnisn loaamg.
She will probably pick up one of the
Benson sea rafts as she comes down
and take it south with her to San
The officers of the Alaska Fisher
men's Packing Company, of this city,
are looking daily for the arrival of
their cannery tender, the steamer
North Star, from Bristol Bay. She
came just a year ago yesterday, and
is known to be en route.
The State of California arrived in
from San Francisco about noon yes
terday, and was at her dock, the O.
R. & N. at an early hour in the
afternoon. She discharged 95 tons of
local freight, before leaving up for
Portland with her 197 passengers.
i Vote for Regatta Queen
F Cod o
With each dollars' worth of
goods purchased we are giv
ing away 10 VOTES FREE
f Jaloffs, The
I 537 Commercial Street
The British .-steamship Strathloyu,
four days out from San Francisco, for
this port and Portland, is due in at
any hour. The State of California
passed her just this side of Yaquina,
The Spencer excursion on Sunday
last was a rouser for numbers. The
Claman troup band was on board and
made things pleasant all the way
The oil tank steamer Roma arriv
ed in on Sunday and went directly on
to the metropolis with her ojeagcnous
The steamship Breakwater arrived
in on Sunday morning from Coos and
went on up the river after a short
stop at the O. R. & N. piers.
The oil tank steamship Maverick
arrived in from the California coast
on Sunday morning, and went on to
Portland without delay.
The oil tank steamer Atlas was an
other Sunday arrival from Califor
nia and she also went up the river
without much ado here.
The steamer Alliance was among
the get-aways over the bar on Sun
day last, leaving out for Coos Bay
early in the morning.
The Wheeler sea tug Geo. R. Vos-
burg, went to sea and the Nehalem
yesterday, with the big barge Ne
halem on her hawsers.
The steamer R. D. Inman came
down the river yesterday, lumber
laden for California and went direct
ly' to sea.
The steamer Northland went to sea
and San Francisco on Sunday morn
ing with her usual outfit of lumber.
The steamer Eureka, from Eureka,
crossed in yesterday and proceded
direct to the metropolis.
The Condor was among the Sun
day arrivals coming in from Yaquina
Bay and other coast ports.
Notice To Marineis.
Oregon Coos Bay Entrance, page
49 North Spit Jetty Buoy, 1, a 2nd
class can, heretofore reported miss
ing, was replaced July 13.
Umpqua River Entrance, pages 46
and 52 Umpqua River Outside Bar
Whistling Buoy, PS, with "U" in
black, found missing July 11, was re
placed the same day.
Clatsop Spit Buoy, 6, a lst-class
The race for the regatta sovereign
ty still noes on, with the fair camli
dates holding their own, and waiting
for the plays of the friends and cham
pions who will make Wednesday, to
morrow, the one great day of the
contest. The voting closes tomorrow
night at 10 o'clock. Following is the
vote as it stood at the close of busi
ness last night.
Miss Kate Shively .. 4757
Missllattie Wise 315.1
Miss Agnes Wahlgren 2153
Miss Ruby Wahlgren 632
Miss Maud S. Kindred 507
Miss Elsie Elmore 285
Mrs. Olga lsakson 268
Miss Ruby Rich 150
Miss Maud Ross 76
Miss Grace Stokes 66
MissLclah Gilhaugh 51
Miss Hazel Monroe 50
Miss Margaret Taylor 50
Mrs. Jack Allen 46
Miss Frieda Foard 35
Miss Kate Norherg 25
ASTORIA WATER COMMISSION
CALLS FOR PLANS, SPECIFI
CATIONS AND ESTIMATES ON
The Astoria Water Commission
met in adjourned session last evening,
under its order of August 7th, for the
purpose of considering the advisabil
ity of commencing work on the new
high service reservoir. There were
present at this meeting Commission
ers wnght, isowitiy, irencnara, van
Dusen, Brix and Elmore, and absent
Commissioner Fisher; Mr. Louns-
berry handling the records as usual.
After full and wide discussion an
order was made directing Engineer
Kelly to prepare plans, specifications
and estimates, for a 10,000,000 gallon
reservoir, instead of a 20,000,000 gal
Ion one, as heretofore contemplated.
the lesser utility to be, located upon
tfie same grounds as proposed for
the site of the larger, or 20,000,000
gallon reservoir, and to be so located
and built as to permit the construe
tion, in due time, of another 10,000,000
gallon plant on the same ground and
adjoining the one under contempla
An order was also made authorizing
Engineer Kelly to at once procure by
purchase," enough pipe of the right
size and quality to connect Cedar
Creek with Bear Creek, in behalf of
the present improvements now tin
Adjournment was then taken to the
evening of Friday, August 21st, for
the receiving of bids for the filling of
the grounds of the big reservoir.
nun, found partially submerged July
30, was replaced the same day.
Washington Juan De Fuca Strait,
page 85. Protection Island South
west Spit Buoy, 1 a lst-class can
heretofore reported missing was re
placed August 9.
Point Partridge Bell Buoy, 2, found
not sounding August 10, was repair
ed the same day.
Haro Strait, page 99 Clements
Reef Buoy, 2, a 2nd-class nun, report
ed missing August 3, will be replaced
as soon as practicable.
Alden Bank Buoy, a HS 2nd-class
can, reported missing August 3, will
be replaced as soon as practicable.
THE FUNERAL OF' MRS. SEV
erin Hansen will take place from
the Norwegian Methodist church in
Upper Astoria on Wednesday, Aug.
19th" at 2 o'clock p. m. Interment in
Buy tea by the ounce
until you get Schilling's
Best; it makes no differ
Year grocer return! ytm mmn 7 AmI
m It; wt nr tUia
At a special meeting of the county
court yesterday bids were opened for
the proposed cement sidewalks to lie
placed on three sides of the court
house. They were from Maguire &
Jameson, for $1695, and from Chris
Larson, for $1780.95. The Maguire &
Jameson bid was accepted. The wor
must be done within 30 days after
signing the contract and the work is
to be done under a bond of $1000,
In the matter of the till on county
road No. 68, for which tenders had
been asked, bids were received from
V. A. Goodin for $800, and from
James Boyle for $225 plus $35 extra
for title boxes. The Boyle bid was
The court accepted the bond of
Miss Emma C. Warren, recently ap
pointed county superintendent of
chools. Bond of Robert A. Abbot,
road supervisor, No. 18, was also
The clerk was ordered to send for
volumes one to forty-eight of the
Oregon state law reports to be placed
n the circuit court library, and cost
Dan McLean was authorized to fur
nish lumber and repair bridges in his
road district at once.
The court also is advertising for 60
cords of slab fir wood to be used in
the court house.
Miss Virginia K. Lane of New York
City, and lately of San Francisco, Cal.,
arrived yesterday on the State of
California and has. taken up a posi
tion as the head trimmer in the Mil
linery department at Jaloff's. Miss
Lane brings with her the best of ref
erences from New York and San
Francisco as a capable and thorough
competent trimmer, and has held
positions in the largest millinery es
tablishments in the Unions Her work
in this line is unsurpassed, and un
doubtedly will be appreciated by the
patrons of Jaloff's Millinery Store.
Subscribe to The Morning Astoria
All Things Modern.
"The Modern," the beautiful ton
sorial establishment of Arthur K.
Petersen, at 572 Commercial street in
this city, is unquestionably the real
resort for jhe most perfect treatment
in this behalf, and the most critical
finds nothing to criticize there, how
soever often he visits the place.
If you want a good load of fir wood
or box wood ring up KELLY the
The man who keeps the
Phone Mala 2191 Barn, Cor, 12th
The Clean Man.
The man who delights in personal
cleanliness, and enjoys his shave,
shampoo, haircut, and bath, in As
toria, always goes to the Occident
barber shop for these things and
gets them at their best.
New Grocery Store.
Try our own mixture of coffee the
J. P. B. Fresh fruit and vegetables.
Badollet & Co., grocers. Phone Main
The very best board to be obtained
in the city is at lhe ucctdent
Hotel." Rates very reasonable.
One of the coziest and most popu
lar resorts in the city is the Commer
cial. A new billiard room, a pleasant
sitting room and handsome fixtures
all go to make an agreeable meeting
place for gentlemen, there to discuss
the topics of the day, play a game of
billiards and enjoy the fine refresh
ments served there. The best of
goods are only handled, and this fact
being so well known, a large business
is done at the Commercial, on Com
mercial street, near Eleventh.
The Palace Restaurant
. An phase of hunger can be daintily
gratified at any hour of the day or
night at the Palace Restaurant. The
kitchen and dining room service are
of the positive best. Private dining
100ms for ladies. One call inspires
regular custom. Try it. Commercial
street, opposite Page building.
How Opposition Telephone Com-
panies Have Generally Been
The favorite plan of independent
or opposition telephone promoters,
after securing a franchise in a city is
to incorporate with a very large capi
tal and authorize the issuance of
stock and bonds for the full amount.
Contracts arc then made in each in
stance with a construction company
(of the same promoters) (or a sum
far in excess of the value of the
plant. By the offer of large bonuses
for the sale of bonds, some banks
have heretofore been induced to han
dle their securities, and generally,
with the sale of each bond, three
quarters or one-half of the value of
the same in stock has been given
to the purchaser without cost. After
all of the stocks and bonds have
been sold to the public and the
plant constructed, the promoter, after
having disposed of his bonds, steps
out, and leaves the handling of the
plant to the local purchasers. Through
out California, and the East there is
scarcely an instant where the prom
ises of the promoters have been ful
filled, and in almost cvey case the
exchanges have ultimately found
themselves in serious financial dif
ficulty. Would Not Be Of Real Value.
$160,000 for a local Automatic
Home plant and $100,000 for a long
distant line to Portland and still
some more before the first outlay
would be of real value. $260,0(10 has
always been considered a large sum
of money but at present it would be
harder to raise than would have been
$500,1X10 a year ago. However it may
be that some one has discovered that
money is "casing up" in Astoria.
Perhaps it is the promoter.
Fortunes Made And Lost.
It is a well known fact among tele
phone people that fortunes have been
made by promoters in installing so
called independent telephone system.
It is also known that fortunes have
been lost by those who have tried to
No Chance For The Principal.
In some lines of business where it
fails to pay and goes to the wall
there is some chance of getting at
least a part of the PRINCIPAL
back. An opposition telephone plant,
out of commission is JUNK. No
matter what it cost.
What Experience Has Taught.
The Presidents of Three National
Banks in Sacramento California (pres
ent population 65,000 with combin
ed assets of $15,226,343.31, see state
ment close of business July 15, 1908,
We have a complete Stock of
Jar Tops and Rubbers
Our Prices Are Right
Acme Grocery Co.
521 COMMERCIAL STREET
were directors of the opposition
Home Telephone Co. in that city with
lines in five adjoining counties and
1500 telephones in operation. The
exchange closed business last month.
Here is what they say. "Wholly un
like any other business in existence
ff.ere is THAT INTERDEPEND
ENCE of all subscribers on each
other -for a COMPLETE SERVICE,
which makes the maintenance and op
eration of dual telephone systems
most undesirable. Having become
convinced that it is our plain duty to
the community and to ourselves to
withdraw from the business, we beg
to extend our thanks, etc, etc."
A Good Investment.
A little money invested right now to
pay the expenses of two or three level
headed citizens of Astoria, on a tour
of investigation to the cities of Cali
fornia to the cities of California
where two telephone systems are now
or have been in operation would no
doubt yield big returns in the end.
The Value of a Telephone,
The value of a telephone depends
entirely upon the number of subscrib
ers to be reached. In Portland the
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co.
has over 2 1, 0(K) telephones with 400
additional instruments shortly to be
installed. The Automatic Home Co. is
said to have about one-quarter of this
number. Therefore, a party in As
toria calling for a party in Portland
over an Automatic Home Telephone
in ASTORIA would stand less than
one chance in four of getting his
party. So there are other considera
tions besides purely local coditions
to think of.
Who Gets The Principal?
Teacher: If a man puts his money
into an opposition telephone company
in Astoria and it Tails to pay any in
terest on the investment who gets
the principal? SCHOLAR; HE
TEACHER, You're it! Co to head
Capital Is Timid.
Capital is said to be TIMID when
seeking investment. You can gamble
that it will not only be TIMID but
SICK if it gets mixed up in an OP
POSITION PROMOTION TELE
PHONE SCHEME in Astoria. A
word to the wise, etc.
They Do Not Pay.
To find an opposition telephone
company that has paid a dividend af
ter the second year is like looking for
a needle in a haystack. It is the
PROMOTION that pays not the
OPERATION. Write to Seattle or
California, and find out for yourself.