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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1909.
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Odds and Ends in warm slippers ...,.... ...'08 a
Women's Dress Shoes from 705 to $,50 paif
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Men's Dress Shoes.Work Shoes and high top Winter
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OCEAN, BAR, ;
It is expected that the steamer Sue
II. Elmore will depart for Tillamook
Bay points this morning early, if all
eoes well with her. and she has
recent nor'easter. The Columbine is
likely to come down at any time.
The steamer Enreka left down from
good list out for both decks and all J Portland yesterday morning at 7
cabins. First Officer Wickstrom will o clock, for this port and Eureka, Cal.
this trip on account of a
sprained foot, a boil on his neck and
a badly cut hand, which would seem
to be enough to warrant the vacation.
Imagine an old sailor with all those
things to add to the sweetness of his
temper; but "Charlie" is pretty good
natured with the triune bunch, al
Word was received in this city yes
terday by wire announcing the total
loss on Tuesday last of the fine new
steam schooner Sybil Marston, which
was in this port about three weeks
ago, and which went benee to Gray's
Harbor for a cargo to San Francisco.
She was bound south from that me
tropolis to the southern coast of
California and went ashore near San
ta. Barbara, resulting .in complete
wreck and the loss of two lives. De
tails will reach here later., , ;
At 7:30 o'clock last evening Opera
tor Ferland of the United Wireless
station on Smith's Point, in this city
picked up the' old steamer Rosecrans
then 105 miles to the south'ard of the
Columbia. Winds light : north to
northeast, and a smooth sea running
at the time. She expects to be off
the bar at 6:30 o'clock this morning,
bound in for this port and Port
land. ' : .
A bill of sale, for the hull of the
steamer Myrtle recently purchased
by the Callender Navigation Com
pany, of Nels P. Nelson, of Prosper,
Coos county, was filed at the custom
house here yesterday, the purchase
price being named at $1.
The Armeria and the Columbine
are both at the metropolis and will
probably stay there until the river is
more placable. The Armeria will have
considerable to do in the way of re
She should be down this morning.
The steamers Nome City, Washte
naw and Asuncion, comprise the last
fleet to ascend the river, and it is
supposed they are in port up on the
Willamttte this morning. This trav
eling 100 miles inland may have its
compensations, but they are very re
mote at this particular season, all the
The steamer Alliance was on the
schedule dot yesterday, as she usual
ly is, no matter what other ships may
do. If there is any way for her to get
in and out of port, she gets there right
along. She brought up from Coos
about ten tons of freight for this port
and after docking it at the Callender,
went on up the river.
The O. R. & N. river fleet is ice
bound and under repair at its home-
port up the Willamette. The Harvest
Queen and the Hassalo are both on
the ways having certain essential
things done to them, and the Potter
and the Ocklahama are tied up at the
company's docks there.
The French bark Armen is the next
foreign bottom, wheat laden for Eu
rope, to come down the river, for
despatch from here, and she will have
to wait the disappearance of the ice
in the river before anything can ven
ture to tow her down.
Ihe steamship Breakwater was to
have left down . last evening at
o clock for Astoria and Coos Bay
points, and if all goes well with her
and the ke does not get too thick, she
ought to be here fairly early this
The Major Guy Howard of the En
gineers' Department service here,
OREGON DAY FULLS 01
fcTATE UNIVERSITY SENDS OUT
SUGGESTED PROGRAM FOR
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS,
The Astorian is in receipt of
communication from the University
of Oregon at Eugene suggesting
program for Oregon day in the pub
lic schools. Oregon day falls on Feb
ruary 14, which is the 50th anniver
sary of the admission of the State
into the Union. The act admitting
Oregon was passed February 12th
and signed by the President February
14, 1859, Inasmuch as the Hth falls
on Sunday this year, it is suggested
that the exercises be held on Friday,
February 12th, and that the centenary
of Lincoln's birth be commemorated
in the same exercises.
This program was prepared by the
departments of history and education
Song, "Oregon" (Oregon Teachers'
Monthly, September, 1908).
Reading, "Jefferson's Instructions
to Lewis" (for the exploration of the
Columbia River. Coues' The History
of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, I.
p. XXVI. from middle of page to
end of second line on p. XXVII.)
Declamation, "Baylies' Speech in
Congress (justifying the expectation
that Oregon would be settled by
Americans. Annals of 17th Congress,
2nd Session, 1S22-23. Selections, pp.
681 and 682).
Reading. Applegate's "A Day With
the Cow Column" (Schafer's History
of the Pacific Northwest, pp. 186-192).
Recitation, "Campfires of the Pio-
neerrs, bimpson istn ana otn stan
zas); "Pilgrims of the Plain," Joaquin
(3d stanza). (Both in quarterly Ore
gon Historical aociety, uccemoer,
Reading, "Act for the Admission of
Oregon (from report of Secretary of
State of Oregon, 1897-98, pp. 151-2).
Oration. "Abraham Lincoln" (by a
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winter shoes for men, women and children also dress shoes.
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THE GREAT CAPITAL,
is being brought to bear by the "re
form element" in the House to get
action this session on Representative
Sirms'bill which makes it unlawful for
Senators and Representatives, or their
private secretaries and clerks, to own
stock in any District of Columbia cor
poration. The bill, which has just re
ceived the hearty approval of the Dia-
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member of the school or some promi- Ummissioners, to wnom an leg
islation artccting the LJtstrict ot v-oi-
setting aids to navigation that have lying up in ordinary until the ice has
been seriously interfered with by the passed by.
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Song, "America." ,
Note Complete copies of the read
ings and recitations cited above may
be secured free of charge by writing
the Registrar, University of Oregon,
Eugene, Oregon. ; . ? ?
The very best board to be obtained
in the city is at "The Occident
HoteL" Rates very reasonable
Spare ribs, pork tenderloin, and
other meats fresh daily at Braden'i
new meat market See ad, page 4.ai
Needlecraft Shop, formerly 382
Washington street, now 147 Sixth
street, between Morrison and Alder,
Portland. January needlework sales
now on. itt
NAME MEANS SOMETHING.
When A. E. Petersen built and
named the "Modern" barber shop, he
meant that it should stand for what
it was called. No patron has missed
a single feature ot tne modern ton
sorial parlor ct that house; and every
new device in the way of perfect
comfort and service is constantly add
ed as it develops. The latest is as
expert bootblack, the best la the
business; a qualification that makes
his employment really odern.
Fighting the Beef Trust
and supply good wholesome meats
are two different things. We handle
are too different thinks. We handle
nothing but the best at prices con
sistant with quality. Our meats are
approved of b Uncle Sam and when
you want meats that give satisfaction
place your order with us. 1
umbia is referred, has been introduced
in good faith by the Tennessee Con
gressman. It might be called a "re
actionary measure," offered as an ef
fective means of putting a stop to that
form of legislation which is inspired
solely to proomte the self-interest of
stock owqing legislators and their
It would probably shock the sensi
bilities of the unsophisticated if they
knew the inside of certain legislative
deals in the past that have invol
ved local corporations.- Congression
al inquiries and investigations have fre
quently disclosed that members of
Congress were holders of stock in
corporations here and elsewhere, and
particularly in concerns whose inter
ests would be affected by Federal leg
islation. This may to a certain extent
explain why residents of the District
of Columbia have put up such a deter
mined fight to obtain reform legis
lation affecting the Washington Gas
light Company or either or both of
the two local traction companies. To
the average Washingtonian accustom
ed to rebuffs in the legislative halls
there always appears to be guiding
the opposition the hand of some self-
promoting legislator. And, moreover,
the evidences in view scemi to just
ify this suspicion.
We Have Plenty of Choice
Beef at from 5c to 15c
Pork at from 8c to ISc
Mutton at from 8c to 15c
Sausages at from 10c to 124c
Hams at , ..15c
Bacon at from 16 to 17ic
Picnic Hams at 10c
Lard, 5-lb. pails 65c
Lard, 10-lb. pails ,.$1.30
Butter at .,70c-75c
Ranch Eggs , . ,45c
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It was no secret here long be-
before the death of Senator Arthur
Pue Gorman that he was heavliy in
terested in the stocks of the Washing
ton Gaslight Company, the Capitol
Traction Company, several local
banks, and also held many choice par
cels of real estate whose value enhan
ced as legislation was enacted to re
quire a good deal of improvements in
the vicinity of this property, , When
the late Senator's will was filed for
probate here it disclosed his exact
holdings, which approximated some
thing more than $3,000,000. A tidy
sum that, to be made from a lawyer's
salary. ' ;
Concerning his investments, the
distinguished Marylandcr differed in
only one respect from his stock-hold-ng
colleagues. He cared not a ink
er's mite who knew that he owned a
corporation stock. Unless he had
reasons other than that he feared dis
closure, his name usually appeared as
owner of the stock. Now in this day
of reform your modern lawmaker has
learned wisdom. He is highly sensitive
of criticism, and when the finger of
public scorn points his way he usually
in the language of the American small
boy, "beats it." In short, he prepares
for pit-falls by putting his stock hold
ings in the name of a secretary or
clerk. Knowing this, Representative
Sims has worded his proposed meas
ure so as to relieve secretaries . ana
clerks of this proxy duty,
Since imposing sentences of impris
onment ' of the three Tabor leaders,
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, John
Mitchell and Frank Morrison, Justice
Daniel T, VVright, of the District Sup
reme Court, has come in for a lot of
abuse. This abuse has come in the
form of anonymous letters, some of
them hinting at assassination. To guard
Justice Wright against any personal
violence, the local police authorities,
unknown to the Justice, have assigned
a plain-clothes man as a protector.
Since rendering his decision, Justice
Wright has received a bushel basket
of threatening letters, but he is not
apprehensive of any personal danger.
When he opens a communication and
sees It is of anarchistic tenor, he
throws it into a waste pepcr basket.
Each day since the terms of the deci
sion were made known, he hat found
his desk at the court house covered
with these anonymous letters, some of
them written on wrapping paper and
telegraph blanks. One letter recent
ly received reads, in part, as follows:
"Your name should be Justice
Wrong. Your decion in the Bucks
Stove "and Range Company case will
prove to be a very unhealthy affair
for you before we are done with you.
The undertaker will have a job down
your way before many moons, and
you will be the chief mourner."
This letter was signed Nuf Sed. and
was dated Chicago. Another letter
came from a man in Massachusetts,
who said he would be in Washington
in about five days intent on killing
Justice Wright. While this letter.
like the others found resting place in
the waste basket, it was thought ad
visable to give the Justice police pro
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Few United States Senators embo
dy the characteristics of or care to be
known as "good mixers," although
there are a few notable exceptions
hhe rule. Senator Knox, who will in
a few weeks become secretary of state
lis the possessor of one accomplish
ment ol which he is reputed very
proud.: It is the ability to remember
people, to recall their names, and to
recollect how he met them. Another
Senator who has this faculty to a re
fmarkable degree it seemed as if he
knew: everybody in Washington by
name.' He is also a particularly good
mixer," and when the Press Club
was organized here last year he be
came an associate member.
Senator Dolliver is another who is
widely known is having this art down
to a fine point, almost as much so as
had the late Secretary Blaine, about
whose ability to remember the faces
nd names of men many stories are
told. Most of the elder statesmen pay
no attention to such frivolities as
speaking to plain people. Senator
Hale, of Maine, enjoys the reputation
of being the most frigid lawmaker
alive. He rarely speaks publicly to
any person of a rank below that of a
member of Congress. Even his more
sober-minded colleagues regard his
attitude toward the public as some
thing like that of an icicle ..
But the newest class of statesmen,
inspired perhaps 'by the live realiza
tion of the restriction which primary
laws impose on public careers, are not
above vicing with each other in cul
tivation of their faculty for making
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. . -,.. ;. '
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Cold Weather Specials
Now is the time to lay in your supply : f?
of beverages for the winter months
I Vigoral Beef Tea $2.50 per jug i
Fluid beef in tubes 50c pef (dozen, high
grade Rock and Rye and all other stan
dard bottle goods' at the most reason
able prices. ' :
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LET US TELL YOU ABOUT
Tungsten Electric Lamp
Greatest advance In lighting methods since the Invention of Incandescent
" i ' ' " " : lamps.'' ' ;
EXAMPLE- , '".-I"' '" " ,: "
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32 C. P. "Tungsten" electric lamp consumes . .
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40 watts per hour
70 watts per hour '
By using "Tungsten" lamps you can get 275 per cent increase in light for
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