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THE MORNING ASTOItLAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
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POPULAR JUSTICE FIRST.
Within the next 30 days the Morn
ing Astorian proposes to put it up
to Republican Astoria, squarely and
honestly, to take back the govern
ment of this city into the hands of
the dominant party, or hold its peace
and take its medicine in such doses
as the "boss" shall prescribe it ' And
we warn Republicans here and now,
that there will be no palatable medi
cines nor minor doses, if they fail to
acquire, with their 500-majority, the
' complete control of the situation.
There is no rule so imperative as
popular justice, first, and always.
The rule of the Boss falls before
this demand, and this is the demand
we are making in the name of the
Republicans of this city.
We are not denying the good
things that have come to Astoria
from the good men who have figured
in her administrations for the past
10 years; but we are not forgetting
the evil and toss that has come to
her, either; nor how it has been
wrought, nor who wrought it, in the
council and out of it It may be
thought there is no public knowledge
of deals and dickers and ' dubious
tricks that have been pulled off, but
there is; and it is accompanied by a
fast-growing sense of shame and, re
vulsion that will find expression at
the December polls, or we are no
judge of public opinion.
Nor are we going to carry the
whole load of this municipal inquisi
tion. Every man who desires a
change in the municipal menage must
take a hand in this campaign and at
the polling booths of the 9th of
December and register his protest in
terms- that will be understood and
remembered for years to come.
Change is the only system of com
pelling the letter of legal observance
in public administration; especially
when an office-holding crowd has
reached the point where bossism and
personal interest have taken the
place of candid and conscietious dis
charge of duty (with a few appre
The city is perilously in debt, wkh
more huge budgets brewing; she is
in the toils of an over-done scheme
of street improvement that has work
ed the practical confiscation of the
properties of hundreds of her citi
zens, in behalf of which over a thou
sand deeds are about to be recorded
giving title to the city on the score
of delinquent assessments that
wrought abandonment by owners too
poor to save it; she is up against a
deliberate scheme to impose an undi
gested, half-born, million-dollar sea-J
wall improvement, which only time
and scientific computation can meas
ure the cost of; she is face to face
with the final triumph of the "wide-open-town
doctrine and all the illicit
and disgraceful concomitants belong
ing to it; she is charged with the
solution of problems and crises that
must be solved, or the millions of
money that are carried elsewhere
from here every year (of late), will
continue to go out from Astoria's
midst to her ultimate financial nn
doing. She is too small a city to
stand for the enormous drain put upon
her, and she must reverse these con
ditions or yield to the bitter alterna
tive of civic bankruptcy. We refrain
from detail now, knowing these gen
eralities will be hotly denied by the
opposition, privately and publicly;
and when the denials are all in, the
figures, people and details will be
forthcoming, if occasion demands
them. We are not eager to wash our
dirty civic linen in public, but well
do itl ,
more. This is not the last we shall
have to say of these things.
FOUR TO ONE.
By the incontestable proof of w
elections held 'within this city inside
of 10 Jays, the Republican strength
of Astoria, clMorally speaking, is as
four tonet What more, in the name
of Heaven, hope, or haaard, docs
man want, to urge him to take what
bctongs to him by riant of sheer
numbers and the plea of a command
ing franchise? Republieans of' As
toria, just for once. in the interest of
harmony with nation that has
claimed Us own on that identical
ratio, STAND PAT, and resume
control of your own cityl
OUR PLEA ENDORSED.
The Morning Astorian is gratified
to realize that its plea for the abate
ment of the whistling nuisance on
the bay and river finds endorsement
in shipping circles at once emphatic
There is a federal statute that ab
solutely forbids all unnecessary
blowing of whistles on steamers and
water craft; and we are just deeply
enough interested in this crusade to
invoke it if some attention is not paid
to the warnings put forth by this
paper in the interest of sick and suf
fering humanity in the homes and
hospitals of Astoria.
The example of the A. & C. Rail
way Company, in suencing , the
whistles of its trains through the city
limits, is a case strongly in point of
the justice of our plea, and we intend
to use it unremittingly, until the
abomination is abated to the legal
The church-bell is another of the
unessential noises and ailing public
has to contend with. It is just as
nerve-racking as the screaming
whistle, and serves no better pur
pose It was designed for the olden
days and the remote parish, but its
use has followed the massing of the
people in the greater centers and is
adhered to more upon the ground of
an old and respected custom . than
from any utility it expresses - or
serves. Church hours are uniform
and practically unchangeable; no man.
woman, nor child has to be apprised
of them in this day and age; yet a
hundred clanging bells are set in
motion at the very instant every
parishioner anticipates them, and the
malady-stricken everywhere 'can do
nothing but protest and suffer the
SIGN YOUR COMMUNICATIONS
The Morning Astorfan is compell
ed, quite oftener than it likes, to de
cline to publish anonymous com
munications that are really of public
interest and concern, and we respect
fully insist that all who shall favor
us in this way, shall sign their names
to the communication, not necessar
ily for publicity, but as an assurance
to this office that the . matter has
authentic and responsible sponsor
ship. Sign any old norae-de-plume'
you wish to, at the end of your ar
ticle, but always add your own name,
in full and your address, that we may
have the reserve right of referring to
and consulting with you if it shall be
Hon. Isaac Bergman and his wide
circle of friends are not likely to for
get the Ides of October and the in
solent slight put upon him at the be
hest of a suddenly-acquired aspira
tion, and inspiration, for the Astoria
mayoralty. This wealthy, respectable
and influential citizen has been man
handled out of the chief nomination
as no other man was ever outdone in
such t premise before.
The chairmanship of certain of the
council committees have not been
nearly so barren of compensation as
the chief executvveship of the city
was, it appears. No wonder there is
such eagerness for re-election.
Astoria does not need a civic boss.
She has enough communal gumption
to dispense with the appenage, and
will prove it on the 9th of next
This campaign is to be no "love-
feast"; it is to be s sharp, hard fight
for the ascendancy of the dominant
political party and the elimination of
ring politics in the City of Astoria.
A guage worth fighting fori
ASTORIA PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
DR. EMIL ENNA, Conductor;
Second Annual Music Festival.
Tuesday Evening, November 17.
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; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION AUDITORIUM
Corner Eleventh and Exchange Sts.
First Production of. Scenes from Emil Enna's New Opera
The Mountain King
IN CONCERT FORM -
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Musgiove Rcbarts . . . .....Baritone
Frank Eichenlaub ............ Concertmeister
Mrs. W. T. A Bushong.. ........... Contralto
Miss Clarina Rogers ... Cellist
Miss Reba Hobson .. .. .....Soprano
Miss Laura McCann ............ ... ... ........Alto
Miss Hattie Wise Pianist
Miss Esther Sundquist ... ... ......... ....Violinist
Trio Mrs. A. A. Finch, Soprano; Mrs. J. T. Allen, Alto; Miss
Nellie Utzinger, Contralto
Miss Anna Campbell and Miss Louise Wise, Accompanists
' Tickets and Reserved Seats at Whitman's Book Store '
Why Salves Fail While a Simple
Liquid Has Accomplished Thou
sands of Cures.
It is now thoroughly established
among the best medical authorities
that eczema is purely a skin disease,
due to a germ and curable only
through the skin. It is not a blood
disease at all; in fact, thousands of
people suffer with skin disease and
are perfectly healthy otherwise, and
therefore prove they have no dis
Smeary salves cannot reach the
germs because they do not penetrate
the skin. The only way to reach the
germs is by means of a penetrating
Such a liquid can be obtained by
simply mixing ordinary oil of winter
green with thymol, glycerine and
other healing agents. This compound
known as D. D. D. Prescription stops
the itch instantly and the cures all
appear to be permanent. In fact, it
took thousands of cures, case after
case, before the best scientific au
thorities were convinced of the abso
lute merit of this remedy. The effect
of D. D. D. Prescription in number-1
ing the itching eczema germs is seen
within one minute after the first ap
plication. We especially recommend
D.'D. D. Prescription Soap in con
nection with this treatment. Law
rence Rogers, druggist.
THE BOTTLE TREE.
A Ufa Saver For Cattle During ths
"It wns UUo a rvnl bottle-, thirty feet
htsh, covckkI with the bnrk of a bos
tree and with a gum tree- growing out
where the crk uusht K be."
Such was the way lu which nn Eng
lishman described the first battle ttw
which camsf under tils lotlev, ami truly
utie who Uop not know ttw trv Its
smtiloii in,rvnrniicv In bis uttin.v,
oftoii lu tlie tuld.it of dense scrub, must
wake a vivid liupri'sbn,
Th loner part of ttw trunk Is thick
and cylindrical, docreanlug In slw to
ward the ttii. Its shape- being that of u
gigantic living tattle, from the uck o(
tvlih'b ., spring the only brauchct and
k'tivra that tlio trve possossc. In tuli
rvspovt It earrles to an excess the p
cullarlty of most Australian trees
namely, their lack of branches for a
consldvrnbla dlstnnct up the stain,
The hurt Is of grayish color aud Is
very bard, nays the Philadelphia In
quirer, but the- wood Inside Is soft and
moist The hittor can bo chewed tn
the same way as sugar raue, but as It
lacks Its sweet, plottsnut taste It Is
rarely used lu this way. This peculiar
characteristic of the tree, however,
makes It a valuable food for cattle.
Indeed, during the long droughts
which occasionally visit Australia bun
dreds of settlers have to thank the
bottle tree for saving thera from rulu
Sometimes for more than a year and
In the Inland districts for attU kmgt'i
periods scarcely a drop of rnln falls.
"become empty, creeks no lonfcr run
and la many cases dry np altogether.
ss do nearly alt water holes snd hi
goons; cultivation Is Impossible, and
fodder for cattlo and horses Is extremi
ty difficult to procure. Then the bottlu
tree cornea to the rescue. Every scrub
la searched for these living bottles.
and everywhere Is beerd the ringing of
axes aa the atrnnge, attractive trwn
are laid low.
As soon as the trunk has been strip
ped of Its bark the cattle are brought
to tt If within easy distance, and there
they remain till neither leaves nor
wood is left. In places where the
settlers have no scrubs of their own
they will drive many miles In order to
obtain a wagon load of thla great treas
Sometimes Instead of allowing the
animals free access to the tree the set
tlers cut the trunk Into strips, put the
strips throned the cutter and thus
make a substitute for proper chaff.
In many Instances during a drought,
except for prickly pears and the foil
age of trees, cattle are fed on these
living bottles alone, and tbey haTe
been the means of saving large qonntl-
ties of stock.
It seems strange that In the absence
of rain these trees should retain their
moist Interior, as the majority of oth
ers look dry and drought stricken.
But throughout all the bottle tree
nourishes, lifting Its dark green leaves
toward the sky, whither the farmers
and snuatters turn longing eyes In
hopes of the wished for rain.
When the dry season ends and the
land In a very few weeks Is covered
with fresh green grass, the work of
the bottle tree Is done. But, mindful
of Its past usefulness, no farmer nn
less under absolute necessity fells this
tree, and It may often be aeen stand
ing In solitary grandeur. Its strange
shape outlined against the blue sky
while the land at Its base has been
put under cultivation or has been con
verted Into grazing grounds for the
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If you suffer from constipation
and liver trouble Foley's Orino Lax
ative will cure you permanently by
stimulating the digestive organs so
they will act naturally. Foley's Orino
Laxative does not gripe, is pleasant
to take and you do not have to take
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"For fifteen years I have watched
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Salve; and it has never failed to cure
any sore, boil, ulcer or burn to which
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a doctor bill," says A. F. Hardy, of
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Rogers & Son's drug store.
F. N. Foulser, of Seattle, one of
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of prominence on Puget Sound, is a
business visitor in Portland.
Thla woman savs IdLa F.
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Mrs. T. G Willadacn, of Manning,
Iowa, writes to Mrs. Pinkham:
" I can truly say that Lydla K. Plnk
bam's Vegetable Compound saved my
life, and I cannot express my gratitude
to yon in words. For years I suffered
with the worst forms of female com
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followed it as directed, and took Lydls
E. Pinkbam's Vegetable Compound and
it has restored me to perfect health.
Bad it not been for you I should have
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suffering woman would try it."
FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN.
For thirty years Lydia K Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, made
from roots and herbs, has been the
standard remedy , for female Ills,
and has positively cured thousands of
women wno nave been troubled witn
displacements, inflammation, ulcera
tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities,
periodic pains, backache, that bearing-down
feeling, flatulency, indiges
tion,dizziness,or nervous prostration.
Why don't you fry it? ,
Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick
women to write her for advice.
She has guided 'thousands to
health. Address, Lyon, Mass.
TAKE IT IN TIME.
Just aa Scores of Astoria People
Waiting doesn't pay. 1
If you neglect the aching back,
Urinary troubles, diabetes, surely
Doan's Kidney Pills relieve back
ache, .' V,.:.'
Cure every kidney ill,
II. R. McCarver, living at 28o Hoi
lidsy street, Portland, Ore,, says:
"Some years ago Doan's Kidney Pills
proved of great benefit to me and I
publicly recommended them. Since
then I have advised many of my fel
low workmen to give them a trial
and the results have been satisfac
tory in every Instance. I believe kid
ney trouble in my case was brought
on by a cold, I had always been)
somewhat skeptical regarding pro
prietary medicines but somehow the
claims made for Doan's Kidney Pills
impressed me and I began their use.
Relief soon followed and I have had
no serious return of kidney com
Plenty more proof j&t this from j
Astoria people. Call at Lawrence
Rogers' drug store and ask what cus
For sale by atl dealers. Price, SO
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York. Sole Agents for the
Remember the name--Doan's and
take no other.
Fisher Brothors Company
v M arbour and Finlayson Salmon Twines and Netting
' McCormlck Harvesting Machines
; Ollvar Chilled Plough! .
Sharpies Cream Separators '
Rsecolith Flooring Storrstt's Tools
Hardware, Groceries, Bbip
Chandlery i vu
Tan Bark, Dine Stone, Muriatic Add, Welch Coal, Tar,
Ash Oars, Oak Cumber, Pipe and Fittings,1 Brass Goods, ;
I Paints, Oils sad Glass 1 ,
; Fishermen's Purs Manilla Rope, Cotton Twine and Sain Web
WoJWiitit Vomp Trado r
Winter blasts, causing pneumonia,
pleurisy and consumption will soon
be here. Cure your cough now, snd
strengthen your lungs with Foley's
Honey and Tar. Do not risk start
inn the winter with weak lungs, when
Foley's Honey and Tar will cure the
most obstinate coughs and colds, and
prevent serious results. T. F. Lau
rin, Owl Dnlft Store
,! 'mm .1 u -H m wrmrfm'!g
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it claims; if it treats ts customers
honestly snd fairly, then, if satisfied,
buy there, Do all the asking you
wish about us among your friends,
and thst you will result in your com
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Come in and see our $125 Kitchen
You want the best money can boy In food, clothing, boms comforts,
pleasures, etc., why not in education f V
Portland's Leading Business College
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Owners prsctical teachers Mora Calls than w Can fill
Teachers actual business men In session the entire year
Positions guaranteed graduates Catalogue "A" for the asking
M. WALKER, Prea. O. A. BOSSFR'.N, lacy.
First national Bank of Astoria
Jacob Kamm W. F. McGregor G. C. Havbl
J. VV. Ladd S.S.Gordon
Stockholders' Liability 100,000
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J. Q. A. BOWLBY, President J. W. GARNER. Asslstsnt Cashier
O. I. PETERSON, Vice-President FRANK PATTON, Cashier
ASTORIA SAVINGS BANK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS - $232003
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Four Per Cent. Per Annum
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Sherman Transter Co.
. HENRY SHERMAN, Manager.
Hacks, Carrisges-Bafgage Checked and Transferred-Tracks and Permltsrs
Wagons-Pianos Moved, Box and Shipped.
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