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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 27, 1908)
TJIUIiSDAY, AUHU8T 271
Good News for Regatta
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Oregon Fair and warmer in inter
ior; cooler near coast; easterly winds
HERE'S TO OUR GUESTS L
The 1908 Regatta is on!.
To every visiting man, woman, and
child, within the gates of Astoria and
seeking the pleasures of the ,1908 Re
gatta, we say, on behalf of the people
here. The City is Yours. Make the
Most of It.
We have brightened it, dressed it
up, stocked it with amusement, and
color and light and music and free
dom, knowing that you were coming
and that these things would appeal to
you; we have had pleasure in doing
this and .the only return we ask is
that you shall find enjoyment and re
laxation in the safe 'indulgence of
those things that will contribute most
, to your estimate of real pleasure.
This is the fourteenth time we have
done this thing and we feel that our
experience and yours may easily
unite to make the Regatta a genuine
pleasurable achievement. There is no
hurry about exhausting the range of
allurement and interest; you have
three days and nights in which to fol
low the scheme to its end, and then
some. It has cost us a good deal in
time and money and labor, but itj
need not become burdensome to any
of you jolly people; that's all within
your province. All we ask is that
you have the time of your lives, and
when you go home, take with you an
appreciative thought of the City-hy-the-Jea
and of her friendly effort to
give you and yours a tbrief and mem
orable summer outingl.
Six of these electric turnstiles have
been purchased by the management of
the fair, and four will be installed at
the main entrance to the grounds and
two at the entrance to the grandstand
enclosure. The machines are the iden
tical ones used at the gates of the St.
Louis world's fair in 1904.
The appliance will do away with
ticket sellers and. gate keepers and
other employes at the entrance. It
will be necessary to have a man on
the outside to make change, as the
slot will not admit any other coin than
a half dollar. Men will also be need
ed to watch the crowd and see that no
lead slugs or other counterfeit coins
are introduced into the slot.
The visitor must have his fifty-cent
piece- ready, but aside from that he
will be put to no inconvenience. He
hands the coin to the man at the gate,
who drops it in the slot. This turns
the stile and admits one person. The
stile is immediately locked until an
other coin is dropped in.
Each turnng of the stle is recorded
by a machine which adds the num
ber of persons admitted. The number
is also recorded by electrical connec
tion in the office of the secretary, or
at any other point on the grounds.At
midnight each day the officials of the
fair will know exactly how many vis
itors have passed through the gates
during the day.
We-are opening case ofter case of
FOR THE FALL
At prices that will tempt the mo&
careful buyer. We would be
pleased to have you come in and'
look over our patterns and styles.
A STURDY SCOUNDREL.
Heroic history must make a place
1 for the sturdy scoundrel who, in one
short'day, held up 16 highway coaches
and robbed 120 people over in the
well-guarded national park of the
Yellowstone. Of course, he was an
utter rascal and was not even gallant
enough to spare the ladies their pin
money and their jewels; but think of
of the nerve of him; the grim patience
that waited for stage after stage, and
then got away, and is still going!.
The range and promiscuity of the
thing outdoes all the old-time heroes
of the road, and broaches the very
sublimity of Thermopelae, Horatius
at the Bridge, and other classic peo
ple and events, even if the purposes
were not quite so exalted; he has Dick
Turpin shadowed to nothingness, and
the" Boy on the Burning Deck" dis
counted utterly. He is the next dime
novel models and it should be written
by someone of real capacity in order
that the man and his unmatched au
dacity may be properly recorded
somewhere, since it is not likely there
will be any court-record made in the
premise. And there are those who
have a sneaking desire that the scamp
may actually escape detection and
punishment; a notion unbecoming a
good citizen, certainly, but not at all
unnatural under the circumstances.
BEST IN HISTORY.
An electric turnstile which is opera
ted by dropping a coin in a slot, and
which counts every person passing
through and records the number -in
the secretary's office, is the latest in
vention for handling the great crowds
entering a modern exposition grounds,
and the appliance will be used by the
management of the Oregon state fair,
which will be held this year from Sep
tember 14 to 19.
The American people are getting
mortally tired of the campaign for
malities; the nominating speches, the
notification speeches, the speeches of
acceptance, and all like rot, in their
quadruple play and repetition; it is
irksome and stilted and unnecessary.
Especially out here in the Northwest,
thousands of miles from the scene of
political initiative and the leading per
sonalities of the hour, is the farce of
it all more plainly apparent.
The old campaign rooster and his
raucus crowing are things of the past
and not as acceptable as once they
were; the people are getting their eyes
open to the travesty of it all and their
hearts are calloused against the bit
ter mockery and shameful faithless
ness of the men and systems that stand j
for it; it goes no further with the av
erage man of sense, who flushes now
when he thinks of the assinine acqui
esance he lent to the frauds of the
We have had a man-President, who
has taught us a few things about self
poise and the dignity of things politi
cal, and wrought within us a yearning
for cleanliness and honesty and frank
ness in our public relations, aside from
all the other things he taught us. We
can stand for an infinitely simpler
code and practice in 'the transaction
of our greater affairs, and the faster
we see them reduced to sheer demo
cratic standards and divested of the
complexities and the "dust-throwing"
artificialities, the sooner will the no
bler balances between the people and
their servants, . high and low, be
struck, to the lasting good of the land.
Our prices will be sure to please, as they are
the lowest possible for honest merchandise. We
can offer you good, reliable suits in dozens of pat
10.00 to 25.00
Hundreds of Patterhs-Perfed Fit Guaranteed or money back
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Men Past Sixty in Danger. '
More than half of mankind over 60
years of age suffer from kidney and
bladder disorders, usually enlarge
ment 6f prostate glands. This is
both painful and dangerous, and
Foley's Kidney Cure should be taken
at the first sign of danger, as it cor
rects irregularities and has cured
many old men of this disease. Mr.
Rodney Burnett, Rockport, Mo.,
writes: "I suffered with enlarged
prostate gland and kidney trouble
for years and after taking two bottles
of Foley's Kidney Cure, I feel bet
ter than I have for twenty years, al
though I am now 91 years old." T. F.
Laurin, Owl Drug Store.
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And'have it done by workmen
who know what are the best
materials and how to do the
work so it lasts. ,
Allen Wall Paper and Paint Co.
Cbr.Jllth and Bond Sts.
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First-Class Liquors and Cigars
102 Commercial Street
2 Corner Commercial and 14th.
Phone Main 3881 . . . . 426 Bond Street
Excellent Health Advice.
Mrs. M. M. Davison, of No. 379
Gifford avenue, Sari Jose, Cal., says:
"The worth of Electric Bitters as a
general family remedy, for headache,
biliousness and torpor of the liver
jnd bowels is so pronounced that I
am prompted to say a word in its
Of SAN FRANCISCO
Will appear at the ASTORIA THEATRE
in the new and interesting comedy entitled
(In the English Language)
i Saturday, August i29, '08 jj
Matinee 3 O'clock
Evening Performance 8:30
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See the difference between it aad others in our HARD
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favor, for the benefit of those seeking
relief from such afflictions. There is
more health for the digestive organs
in a bottle of Electric Bitters than in
any other remedy I know of." Sold
under guarantee at Charles Rogers &
Son's drug store, 50c
Twelve shares Northern Oyster
companies stock, one hundred and
thirty dollars (130) per share. Apply
All Material at Close Prices
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