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TUESDAY, OCTONKR 20
THE TREE AND ITS FRUIT.
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SIGNIFICANCE OF TERMS.
In coid type, as they meet the eye
of the reading public,; terms and ti
ties take on their amplest significance
and are most literally, if often, wrong
A case in point has arisen in which
we, primarily, plead guilty to a mis
use of titles that led to a, presumably,
bright man. a State officer, taking ov
er the 'unearneu increment" of an
implied charge, .thouga ne knew bet
ter than anyone else that he could
not, concievably, be involved in the
affair, and particularly under the sim
plest interpretation of the phraseolo
gy employed. But that is neither here
nor there; he chose to assume the
misdirection and to resent it, privi
leges we are, , not in a position to deny
him because of our own initial lach
es. ' ' --'.-,-!' '
In the issue of the Morning Astori
an of September 24th last, in dealing
with some very important proof at
hand concerning Governor Haskell's
bald removal of Republican teachers
from the schools of Oklahoma, we
quoted the gentleman supplying that
proof, to the following effect:
" might mention, incidentallythat,
of two of the old faculty retained one
was a brother-in-law of the attorney
general of the State, and the other
was a paid representative of the
American Book Concern; facts that
made their retention decidedly obvi
ous at the time."- ' .
As a matter of fact he said 'Auditor
of the State," and not Attorney-General:
That is the crux of our offense,
and for the sake of all concerned we
are profoundly Sorry the error occur
red, but it is one of those things that
will creep in among the best of meth
ods and disturb the best of rules and
intentions. Yet we insist that the
complaining Attorney-General might
have saved himself a lot of alleged
agony had he not jumped at a con
clusion that was wholly untenable by
himself or' his friends, since he and
they knew, beyond all per adventure,
that he never had a "brother-in-law"
there to be discharged. However,
this is written" to adjust, and close,
the incident, and we file our distinct
promise to be on guard against simi
lar breaks in the future.
TAFT'S FIRST JUDGESHIP.
. Mr. Taft's first "judicial post was on
the Superior Court bench of the State
of Ohio, to which he was elevated
soon after his .marriage in 1886. ' He
had courted and became betrothed to
Miss , Helen Herron, daughter of
John ,W. Herron, who was President
Hayes's law 'partner.' He and Miss
Herron had known each other from
childhood. ' " "
So far as money weTt, Mf. aiid Mrs.
Taft, when they Were wedded, pro
bably had less than most of the young
married pairs whom they knew. But
they made it do. Their first Jiome
was in McMillan street. . It was their
own from the start and the keen sat
isfaction they felt in "possession of 3
domain all their owu was not marred
by the fact that there was a mortgage
to clear away. That was an immense
deal for the husband to work and the
thrifty wife to save in the life part
nership that began so happily, and
which has lost none of its charm and
its idealism, its contentment, pleas
ure and comfort in the decades thai
have gone. ' ,
Mr. Taft had been steadily growing
-fulness and in the regard of the i
community. People began to have a
notion that they wanted him to work
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Morning Astorlati to either residence
byposul .card or through telephone
be immediately reported to the office
for them, to place him in the fore
front of public affairs, to look after
their interests in, the things which
they had neither the time, patience,
nor perhaps the ability to handle
themselves. The same instinct of self
interest which prompts a business
man to prize reliable clerks and man
agers is apt to guide us when we cast
about for men to fill our high offices,
We like to feel that we can trust
When Governor Foraker sent no
tice to Mr. Herron that he intended
to name him as Superior Court judge
to fill a vacancy, the Governor was
besought, when Mr. Herron declined
the honor," to appoint Mr. Taft. By
the rules of politics it was almost in
conceivable that he should, for For
aker was the embodiment of the ma
chine and Mr. Taft was against it.
Foraker broke the rules and did the
unexpected. Mr. iatt .became a
judge. Foraker went farther. He sane
Honed the nomination of Judge Taft
for a full elective term, and used his
influence to elect him. But it was hot
entirely disinterestedness on his part.
Judge Taft's name on the ticket and
the following which he commanded
was an asset for the party, and his
winning reflected a measure of credit
upon his sponsors.
WE HAVE'ONE COMING.
The Oregon Electric Railway Com-
pany yesterday opened its scheduled
service between the metropolis and
Hillsboro, using coaches of the As
toria & Columbia River Railroad
Company in lieu , of their own which
have not yet arrived.
We, too, have an electric line com-
ing. The day is not far distant when
electric trains will be flashing be
tween Astoria and Seaside, covering
the whole intervening territory with
a service that shall unite and mass
the interests of the county and make
for rational and sure development.. It
has never been, known to fail, and
Clatsop offers nothing but the most
pronounced eKcouragement to all
concerned. ; ..',' ;i : " ' 1 7"
We ire looking hourly for cheer
ful news from the East as to Mr. For
sythe's report to his syndicate on this
proposition and the certainty of cap
ital to bolster and build the system.
Never was, this question in as promis
ing light and condition as now exists
and the question of rights-of-way
alone impends. There is no reason
to believe this issue will in any degree
impede or embarrass the best venture
before the people of city and county,
for the more those in this interest ex
amine the status of the enterprise, the
more certain will they become of the
surety and success' that are inevita
ble. THE SPLIT-LOG.
From all that has been said and
written concerning the efficacy of the
lit-log as an adequate) cheap and
alround implement for the building
of all manner of country roads, we
coincide with the suggestion of a well
known, Clatsopian that it might well
be tried upon the, roads of this coun
ty and made to do very effective work.
A thorough test of the plan might
prove of great value and contribute
to the hastening of work now in abey
ance for want of just such an expedi
ent. This is especially true of the
Nehalem section, which by way of re
moteness and inaccessibility, is sus
ceptible of unusual delays in getting
tools and materials for the improve
ment of its highways.; The fact that
Clatsop is making remarkable head-
way wun ner system oi roaa-Dunaing
and is giving intelligent thought and
generous sustenance to the policy,
qoes not negative the use of this sim
pie and handy implement in the initi
at work at hand; and as it has its
place in every phase of roadwork, its
introduction would be practicable,
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A tietnre suggested bv a Quotation wed in Jfr. Taft's 'Cuotanati
M Mams approached young woman hood
Sha balked at scrubbing floor and
The gossips of the block averred r,
That she was getting upplah airs.
She blossomed out one Sunday mora,
A thing of feathers, bowe and fuss.
While In her ears the neighbor saw
Two pearl drop jewels hanging thus:
Sha soon became the reigning belle
: Of all the district thereabout,
tier dresses at the barkeeps' ball
i Put all thai other girla to rout
Her father but we'll let that wait
Until with his expense we reck.
Tho neighbors. gazed In great surprise ,
At beads like these about her neck:
A grand display of wealth she made,
Like women of a higher plana
Who goad the men folks on to toll
And glitter with their hard earne.1
. 'gain. - . .
Marr.e's father labored with a hod.
The beads that framed the showy
:i mlSr, . i ' - , - , a--.(,' t
Cost daily beads upon hla brow ,
That stood out as he slaved Ilk this:
, : : oooooooooooooooo
, oooooooooo ,
Charles R. Barnes la Puck.
In the town of Balllnagh lived a
butcher who was famed for selling
tough meat A countryman went In
one day to purchase some. ; '
"Well, my, good man," asked thr
butcher, "Is It for frying or boiling you
' "Neither." replied ! John. ' "It's tu
make hinges for tbe stable door." Tlt
Garge and the Pig.
"Well, Garge, what did the pig
"Not near so much as I expected. I
never thought It would." Tatler.
' The Vehlole of Uncertainty.
"Where shall we go for our wedding
Journey, dearest?" ,
"Let's leave It to fate, darling."
"Good," she cried. "We'll start with
out knowing where we are going to
ftp they went In a balloon. Cleve
land P!ir, TiMtvr.
Where Bullets Flew
David Parker of Fayette, N. Y.,
veteran of the civil war, who lost a
foot at Gettysburg, says: "The good
Electric Bitters have done is worth
more than five hundred dollars to me.
I spent much money doctoring for a
bad case of stomach 'trouble, to little
purpose. I then tried -Electric Bit
ters, and they cured me. I now t:ke
them as a tonicj and they keep, me
strops' and veil. 50c at Charles Rub
ers oon's drug store.
i it 1 ki !
; " '; The DifTtrenoe, ' .'.,"
"Well," said the optimistic boarder,
"there's one thing about our boarding
house yon can eat as much as you Ilka
"Of course, same as ours," replied
the pessimistic oue. Ton can eat as
much as you like, but there's never
anything you could possibly Ukt."
Philadelphia Press. , , , ,
' Always Capsblng.
Rodrlck Jlbb'a yacht capsized agata.
Why. It must be topheavy. What It
: Van Albert Cupid. ! '
Rodrtck-Cupld, eh? Well, he ought
to call It Lovers' Quarrel
Van Albert-Why bo?
Itodrtck Because It soon blows over.
Town Topics. '
' Ths Wetflht and the Day. ' '
"If s silly for any one to suspect me
of cheating," said the tricky coal man.
"My weight Is honest as the day." t
. "IJ'm!" remarked the housekeeper.
"The. days are getting shorter and
shorter as the cold weather approach
es." Catholic Standard and Times. !
Lost His Tltls. '
' Blmklns Tou say that little . man
was formerly the lightweight cham
pion? Tlmkins Yes. ' ,, '
Blmklns Dow did he lose the title?
Tlmkins Ob. be didn't lose It He
merely sold his grocery and retired.
Detroit Tribune. ,
. His 8chsme. , y
"Caddie certainly la stuck on
"Oh, 1 don't know. He's always run
ning himself down." f' ;
"Of course. That's the only way he
can keep on talking about himself and
get people to listen to him." Minneapo
His Friend's Opinion
fl have been married four times, and
yet I often fear, that I do not under
stand women." ., ;: ? ; fc
! "The fact thai you have been mar
ried four times ought to remove from
your mind all doubts concerning the
matter." Chicago Becord-nerald. '
Mr. Prairie Dog-You look pretty
cross this morning. ,
Rattler Ilumph! Had to keep my
rattle going all, night to keep the baby
quiet. Bohemian Magazine. '.
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A Healthy Family
! "Our' whole family has, enjoyed
good health fines ,wq began,, using
Dr. King's New Life Fills, three
years ago," says L A. Bartlet, of
Rural Route 1, Guilford, Maine. They
cleanse and tone the system in a
gentle way that does you good. 25c
at Charles Rogers & Son's drug store.
Love's Young Dream.
Together they were occupying a rus
tic seat on tho lawn, he and she, and
she at least seemed to be unconscious
of tbe fllgbt or time.
"How bright and shimmering the
evening star appears tonight, George!"
she said. . ':',!;.:,::'. ..,
"Pardon " me, my dear," ' replied
George, "but that Is ths morning star!"
-Chicago News. 1 v f '; t .
. Locking Ahead.
"I've often wondered," said the
thoughtful man. "why they throw old
shoes and slippers after a bridal cou
ple, but I think I see ths Idea now."
. rissr ked the other. ,!...!;.., ',, .
"lea. J suppose the Idea Is that
they'll come in bandy for spanking
purposes in the future." - Catholic
Standard and TImea.
"Another Thrust ?
Mr., Btubb That otd chap
had a hundred eyes. , , ,
; Mrs. i stuub Bo they say. , ,,.,,
Mr. Btubb-And I suppose," Maria, if
I had, a hundred eyes I could sea ev
erything too." - '
Mrs. j StubbEvery thing but 'your
own faults, John.-Chlcago News.
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