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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1908)
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Fair and warmer.
After the doubt and misapprehen
sion incident to the long delay in work
on the "Weinhard-Astoria" hotel, in
this city, Mr. Wessinger, head of the
Weinhard Estate trustees, has declar
ed, in unequivocal terms, that the
building of the beautiful house will go
forward in the early spring and that
nothing shall stop it until it is round
ed out in perfect completion and ap
pointment, and this means that inside
the coraig year, Astoria will possess
as fine a hostlery as any city of its
size in the Northwest.
We may make the most of the fact
that the delay has been indulged, pri
marily, because the builders desired to
patronize home trade and use Astoria
materials in the structure; in itself a
sharp lesson to many of our people
who are not overly inclined to this
doctrine, either in precept or practice.
There is nothing in the category of
local wants so pronounced as this
splendid improvement; its attainment
will put Astoria well to the front with
the travelling worll, which is inclin
ed to dodge her on the score of her
unsatisfactory hotel accomodations
and ancient appointments and service
generally in this behalf. It cannot be
doubted for an instant that what the
Weinhard people shall devise in the
way of a hotel will be of the best and
latest in every direction, and the city
is fortunate in having so essential an
improvement emanate from such a
ently, well satisfied with the outcome
of the season in all its bearings, and
since they are at ease in the case,
the general run of humanity can afford
to take it for granted that 1908 has
done what it may for the bolstering
of this, the distinctive and most val
uable industry we possess. May .it
never be otherwise!.
! For once the business men of As
toria have gone on record as deeply
sensible of the deliberate and uncon
sionable discourtsey of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce when, a few
years ago, it left a big group of visit
ing Astorians twiddling itheir thumbs
on the thoroughfares up there after
having invited them to the metropolis
for a commercial conference, and we
glory in the spunk of the men who, on
Monday- night last, at the Astoria
Chamber, gave out the word of resent
ment and reprisal, in the discussion of
the Portland Chamber's suggestion
that its members come down here for
a business talk.
There was no ill-will manifest,
no abuse, no discounting of the'men
nor the errand; but a quiet, half-hu-morous,
determined purpose to drive
home the unpleasant conviction of the
raw, and well remembered, slight
thrust upon our people. The . Port-
landers may come, or not, as they see
fit. Personally each gentleman that
comes will receive all the welcome
that is due him, from his personal
friends, and as a man of affairs from
all whom he shall meet in a business
sense, or quest; but the idea of a pub
lic reception, and the attendant wining
and dining and kow-towing that marks
such interchanges, that is all past and
gone; and the day of its passing was
set by the Portlanders themselves.
OUR NEW WATER SUPPLY.
AH Astoria is hoping the Water
Commission will come through suc
cessfully with its new project for ad
ditional supply and reservation, and
that it will build the larger reservoir.
This is one element of the city govern
ment that has done things well after
thinking them out, and it is entitled
to success because of the definite and
business-like interest it takes in the
trust confided to it.
Despite all croaking, Astoria is
growing steadily, and it will not be
many years until the accessions now
projected in this department will have
to again be increased, and it were well
to so build, now, that the, interim may
be longer and the future costs conser
ved by the experience and advantage
of the past sound achievement.
One of the pronounced civic blun
ders made by Astoria was in voting
this commission out of its present sta
tus and making the system elective; a
poor and cheap expedient to amplify
the wing and sway of the present
"push," but which will, if all goes well,
be made to re-act decisivly before
many months have passed.
After 10 years of successful dealing, I have
decided to close out my entire jftock; nothing
reserved; $16,000 of first-class, good, endur
able Household goods TO BE SOLD AT
COST. Sale commences today, August 25,
at 9 a. m. This is absolutely the finest oppor
tunity the people of this community ever had.
Come and see the bargains.
J. J. Robinson Ftirtiitwre Co.
590-592 Commercial Street
.The Brnish battle ship Indomitable,
which brought the prince of Wales to
the Quebec celebration, has a main
battery of eight 12-inch guns, or
twice as many as are provided on any
American ship. She is faster than
any other warship and her coal capac
ity enables her to make a tremendous
run. These are points that call for
consideration in all other navy depat-ments.
For fifty years the late Ira D. San
key wrote songs for the people and
gave better average satisfaction than
those who made the laws. Over 50,
000,000 copies of his collection of
songs were circulated, a figure that
consigns the run of congressional
speechifying to a place in the rear.
If Mr. Bryan would pledge himself
not to run again when his campaign
fund reaches $1,000000 the Democra
tic contributions might begin to come
in real lively.
. August 27-28-29
ROOMS WANTED All persons ment of the Court House in charge of
having rooms to let on Regatta days, , Expert Dow.
please write or telephone street num-
ber, price and number of rooms, to Queen of the Regatta and Admiral
the secretary of the Regatta Commit-'Shepherd will do the honors cmv
THE SALMON ARE PACKED.
With sixteen an one-half millions
of pounds of choice Columbia river
salmon snugly packed and ready for
market, the 1908 season closed at noon
yesterday, and the 6,000 men engaged
in the fisheries are, so far as that in
dustry here is concerned, idle, and
free to indulge any of the pleasures or
pursuits that. invite them.
The yield is practically normal, be
ing but a few thousands of cases short
of the 350,000 that measures that con
dition; the season has been marked
by more than ordinary loss of life,
and this circumstance, while it is al
ways regrettable, seems to be unamen
able to change or correction. The
business is one that holds the lure of
danger at every turn, and the hardi
hood and courage, that meets the in
separable perils of the pursuit, must
sponsor the record of disaster.
Packer and fishermen are, appar-
The Young Turks can bully the sul
tan, but wait until they meet an army
of suffragettes, waving their discar
ded veils as battle flags.
The big fleet is the best advertise
ment Uncle Sam ever turned out. It
is belting the globe with the glory of
Chronic Diarrhoea Relieved.
Ifr. Edward E. Henry, with the
United States Express Co., Chicago,
"Our General Superintendent, Mr.
Quick, handed me a bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy some time ago to check an
attack of the old chronic diarrhoea.
I have used it since that time and
cured many on our trains who have
been sick. I am an old soldier who
served with Rutherford B. Hayes and
William McKinley four years in the
23rd Ohio Regiment, and have no ail
ment except chronic diarrhoea,
which this remedy stops at once." For
sale by Frank Hart and leading drug'
tee. Phone 2901, Main.
Look out for Macbeth's Wild West
Show on the last night of the Regatta
Saturday, August. 29. Pie-eating mon
keys, two-legged tigers, freckle-faced
lions, camels that never drink water,
trunkless elephants, howless hyenas
and a number of other animals pe
culiar to Astoria only.
Friday "night, August 28, will occur
the grandest illuminated marine pa
rade ever seen on the Oregon Coast.
Liberal prizes for the boats partici
pating. Plenty of music and fire
works. Secure grand stand seat ear-
Insist on the roaster's
name; never mind the
country it grew or is said
to have grown in.
Your gttm returat jnr nosey If jn leal
Ulr killW. S.iti p.r .
Country Dance at Armory Hall,
Flavel Dock. The only Dick Dav-
ies, inventor of the Regatta Jig, in
charge of this show.
Tug of war during the three days
of the Regatta, between Finland,
Sweden, Norway, Greece, Austria,
America, Italy, Germany, France, Ire
land, England and other countries
too numerous to mention.
tomary on the occasion.
Best decorated float in grand par
ade Thursday Afternoon, August 27,
will receive first prize of $60; second
prize, $40, and third prize, $20. The
society or union making the best ap
pearance in this parade regardless of
number will receive a beautiful pen
nant inscribed "Banner Lodge, Re
Athletic program by members of
the Coast Artillery, Fort Stevens and
A baby show at which
mammas will be pleased.
Italian Cruiser, "Puglia," will hon
or the occasion with their visit.
Scandinavian Saengerfest, Saturday
night, August 29, and Sunday after
noon, August 30.
Arnold's great street shows unpar
allelled attractions day and night with
fair treatment for all.
Three or four bands of music con
tinually playing popular airs, includ
ing De Caprio's famous band of 31
pieces from The Oaks.
Log-rolling contest. Yacht, motor
boat, shell, fish boat and other water
sports, including international single
shell race between Laing of British
Columbia, and Gloss of the United
Fisher Brothers Company
Marbour and Finlayson Salmon Twines and Netting
McCormick Harvesting Machines
Oliver Chilled Ploughs
Sharpies Cream Separators
Raecolith Flooring Storrett's Tools
Hardware, Groceries,! Ship
Tan Bark, Blue Stone, Muriatic Acid, Welch Coal, Tar,
Ash Oars, Oak Lumber, Pipe, and Fittings, Brass Goods, 1
Faints, Oils and Class
Fishermen's Pure Manilla Rope, Cotton Twine and Sein Web
Wo Wont Your Trade
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All Material at Close Prices
WHITMAN'S BOOK STORE
John Fox, Pres. F. L. Bishop, Sec. Astoria Savings Bank. Treaa.
nww ivui, vitc-jrrcs. ana oupt.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS
OF THE LATEST IMPROVED . . T
Canning Machinery, Marine Engines and Boilers
COMPLETE CANNERY OUTFITS FUBNfTSHEn
Correspondence Solicited. Foot of Fourth Stmt
Officials of Portland, The Dalles,
Rainier, Vancouver, Ilwaco, Chinook,
Cathlamet, Skamokawa, and other
cities will be present.
Farmers' Fair and industrial exhib
it, including flower show in the base-Jgatta Committee.
No bills will be paid unless accom
panied by . requisitions signed by
Chairman and Secretary of the Re-
i THE TRENTON i
First-Class Liquors and Cigars
C02 Commercial Street
Corner Commercial and 14th. . ASTORIA, OREGON