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THE MORNING ASTOIUAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY !, 1909.
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Oregon, Washington and Idaho
. GIVE IT A CHANCE.
Having gone as far as we have with
the new electric line venture, hence
to the coast, expedience, if not the
better part of wisdom, demands that
we shall go on, and give the scheme
and its promoters the utmost chance
to miterialiate and make good; this is
a poor place to halt, and the effect of
a blunder now, may react on any sub
sequent effort in this direction. It is
not a losing game; there is some
trouble and inconvenience attached
to it, no doubt, but nothing of value
ia attained to without such elemental
The main thing for this people to
do, just now, is to place this proposi-
tkm hi fflch shape that the projectors,
the men with the money that is to
build it, shall say and do what they
conceive to be the right thing and
bring the enterprise to a head, or to a
peremptory end where it figures, and
leave the field open to other inves
That it is one of the best invest
ments in the country no one denies.
A belt line through, and around, this
city, and across the county, to the
coast, tapping the richest farming
land in the country and the most
populous of the suburban territory,
with every conceivable inducement
for quick settlement of the vacant
areas; with big and active terminal
towns, and a virgin range, rich in re-.
sonrces, for purposes of extension, is
not a matter, to be"" hastily slurred
over, even by most guarded and care
ful capitalists. It is bound to come;
and we had best have the earlier
benefit of it and at the same time
have something to say and show for
our own public spirit
THE SALARY CRAB.
We are np against another salary
grab out here in Oregon; and this,
with appropriations lined up to the
tune of five and one-half millions of
good gold coin, ought to keep the
Governor's yeto stylus busy for some
time, and probably will
There have been one or two right
eous things broached in the Legisla
ture this winter and they may yet
reach the limit of enactment; but on
the whole the output will be just a
little "bummer" than ever. We were
not looking for much, anyway, so the
measure of disappointment is amply
qualified. The people are not in it,
nowadays; only the political clique,
the monster business combination,
and the beastly trust, command the
interest and service of the men sent
to the capital by the electors; and not
alone here, but all over the country.
Denial, palliation, protest, nor fight
ing, seems to avail us anything; we
are the "under dog" and do not seem
to know it; or knowing it, have not
the courage or gumption to worm
ourselves out and free.
It is such spectacles, such condi
tions, such results, as are offered by
the Legislatures of the country, as
keep alive the dangerous doubt of the
boasted efficiency of representative
And we are not one whit surer of
the capacity or good faith of the peo
ple in an initiative sense; there is no
union among them, no solidity, no
Fast Freight vService
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12th St, near Commercial St ASTORIA, OREGON.
reliant force whatever to warrant hope
of safety or amendment in their own
faculty, power and wisdom in the first
instance. There is but the one de
pendable hope of some giant mind,
nobly directed, arising to the leader
ship and tolling the sheep-like multi
tudes into a fold o! common sense,
virtue and practical achievement.
There are such men and minds con
stantly at work for the good of hu
manity in our very midst, in the uni
versities, on the great dailies, in all
the vast trades, in the very Govern
ment itself; all it requires is the vital
moment and crucial call to land him
at the post of superb and supreme
THE SECRET SERVICE.
With all the rajlway, steamship,
express and street car trusts and
Irombines and all the other great
aggregations of financial and com
mercial incorporations maintaining
well-manned and well appointed
"secret services" of their own and to
the wonderful expansion and perpet
uity of their businesses, it comes with
blamed poor grace from their crea
tures in Congress to howl about the
Government's establishment for the
detection and conviction of high
crimes against the people.
The readiness with which the em
ploying class of this country flies to
the great detective agencies of the
land for assistance every time they
are up against a strike, or a labor
problem of any kind, or are involved
in any contest from which they can
not issue with grace or credit, puts it
eyond the pale of Congressional
consideration, or any other organic
interference. And we sincerely hope
the President will stick to his point
and beat the inspired protest to the
very ground, and into it.
The Government needs this depart
ment just as every Government in the
world needs it; to forestall the ma
chinations of scoundrels at home and
abroad and to keep in check, the ever
present deluge of trickery and crime
that stands ready to fall into any
opening left for it.
EDITORIAL WING SHOTS.
The average Astoria "kiddie' al
awys has a dog. Thanks be, it is
only the average; for if it were a
unanimous proposition the city would
be one huge kennel, minus the roof.
And the dogs are far thicker than
the license tags they are supposed to
wear, even yet.
It is really refreshing to observe
how "completely Astoria keeps out
side the range and run of the "crime-
wave," and the "murder-riot" now
sweeping the land, and including even
our own fine metropolis!
If it were only possible for some
of our critics to swap places and
work with us, for a single dayl How
the edge of their sharp strictures
would curl and dull and fall way
But then we might lose the rest and
inspiration and amusement some of
their animadversions furnished.
There is none too much of entertain
ment in this business, as it is!
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine
Tablets. Druggist refund money if
it fails to cure. E W GROVE'S
signature is on each box 25c.
LIST OF A DOZEN PROFES
SIONAL AND AMATEUR
PITTSBURG, Feb. 4.-Elmcr E.
Shaner, president and manager of the
Interstate Association for the En
couragement of Trap Shooting an
nounced last night the official shoot
ing averages for the year 1908. There
are over 7000 names on the list which
covers the records of trap shooters In
all parts of the United States.
Following are the first six profes
sionals and amateurs.
C G. Spencer, St. Louis, per cent
W. H. Heer, Concordia. Kansas,
per cent .9667.
J. M. Hawkins, Baltimore, per cent
W. R. Crosby. O'Fallon, 111., per
J. R. Taylor, Columbus, O.. per
G. W. Maxwell, Hastings, Neb., per
C M. Powers, Decatur, 111, per
cent .946a i
William Veach. Falls City, Neb
per cent .9449.
D. J. Holland, Moberly, Mo., per
G. S. McCarthy, Philadelphia, per
E. J. Chingren, Spokane, Wash,
per cent .9373-
DREW BILL DEFEATED.
Anti-Japanese Legislation In Califor
nia Probably At End.
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Feb. 4.
With the defeat of the Drew bill in
the Assembly yesterday, all hope, of
passing any of the anti-Japanese
measures has been practically aban
doned by the sponsors of the new
regulations. One of the remarkable
features of the defeat of the Drew
bill was the fact that it was accom
plished in the face of an audience of
2000 people, who. widely applauded
every anti-Japanese sentiment Otter
ed by the opponents of the measure.
Both sides made dramatic appeals to
the packed galleries, and in one of
these Nathan C. Coghlan. a San Fran
cisco Assemblyman who was an op
ponent of the bill made a bitter at
tack of the Japanese. He has a
large labor union constituency and
his opposition was based on the plea
that the bill would be distinctly harm
ful to labor by driving capital away
Governor Gillett was highly pleas
ed with the action of the assembly.
It is expected he will now proceed
with the measure which is designed
to secure an exact census of the Jap
anese in this state. Most of the op
position to the bill, according t the
speeches of its opponents was based
either on grounds extraneous to the
Japanese question, or on the argu
ment that its passage would retard
rather than hasten the exclusion of
the Japanese from this country.
A PROSPECTIVE SHELTER
A well-known Senator was asked
why some politicians were always
making such a howl about the pres
ervation of the forests. "Oh," he re
plied, "they probably never know
just when they may have-4o take to
the woods. Success.
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A complete outfit, which consists
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Hyomei is a healing, antiseptic bal
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All the sufferer has to do is to in
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THE MOTHER BOY AND GIRL
LatLr Make an ld.nl Wit, Former
Usually a Moody Husbsnd.
In a household whore there are v
rl boy or where there are boy and
girl some on In the circle t the one
altogether lovely. The confession doe
not come from th father or mother,
but observing visiting friend to the
household realise- the fact bo for many
rails hart been made.
It Is a common Impression that the
only child, whether boy or girl toon
become aware of his or her Impor
tance at home. To adapt common
expression, the only child i always
polUnl, and It I not alway tb only'
To return to the Brat tatowont,
doe the favorite boy lu a household
of boy make a better husband than
hi brothers, and doe the favorite
girl niako the sort of wife that lms
been predicted before the quit home?
To put It another way, doe the make
a better wife tbn the favorite brother
make a better husband!
In a home of boy the favorite I
mother' boy. The other brother are
not envtoua of hi classification. Un
less the favorite 1 an exception to the
rule he ha. In the estimation of hi
brother, an effeminate composition.
The opinion may not alway be Just,
but the favorite carries the handicap
all hi life, or at least as long a he t
under the paternal rof and under the
maternal influence. Onerutly the fa
vorite brother la the first to have a
sweetheart The other brother chare
this up to the mother. If the sweet
heart ha been picked by the mother, !
ail the greater a favorite he with hU
mother. On of the luconsUtencte of
the situation I that this favorite 1
not always the youngeet boy of the
family. If the Inst horn reflect any
of his father's trait vmi tuny be sure
that he Is not the favorite.
When come the time for the favor
It to stand before the altar he Is the
recipient of every attention which the
family can bestow. This Is not strauge,
for the flrwt ui.irriiit In a family Is
the event of events, eswllly where
the affair meets with family approba
tion. When the wedding Is over, when
the relubow season ha passed and the
twain enter upon that period where
better and worse meet on the common
level, when the friend of tb family
watch aud wait to 'ascertain whether
the mateb was well mated, the test
There seem to be an unwritten law
which warrant a newly married cou
ple to eliminate their former friends.
nomas' ravoam son.
Aside from the custom, it nearly al
ways happen, a you may know, that
toe favorite boy who ha become a hus
band grow rather more exclusive than
I always agreeable to bl old chums.
The more charitable attribute It to the
fact that the wife Is so charming that
the husband does not care to have ber
good qualities shared by the outside
world. Of course there are always
people who look at the other side of
the new relationship. Maybe the wlfa
ha evinced traits which the new hus
band doe not care to have placed on
Nevertheless there stand out the
frigid fart that the home favorite I
not what he was. If the wife 1 what
he ought to be the world never know
why. One of a wife' right la to care
fully mask the shortcoming of ber
liege. People who have the gift of
looking through a stone wall and tell.
Ing what la on the other side of It wlU
tell you In confidence that the boy was
spoiled at home and that when be got
a Home of hi own the spoiling wa
centuated. In fine, the fellow ha
grown more selfish. He 1 not like bis
father, whose hospitality had become
a proverb. Have you ever noticed that
the husband being treated of ia backed
up In his manner of living by his
blessed mother? If the other brothers
of the family every marry they are
Improvement a husband.
What about the girl who was a fa
vorite at home before marriage? It
ha never been explained and probably
never will be to the exacting that
when a girl marries she acts a if she
knew more about belug a wife than
ber adored mother ever thought of.
Student of these peculiar conditions
will tell you that If a new wife Im
mures herself after her marriage It Is
the fault Of her husband. It may not
always be fair to the husband, but the
verdict Is formed, and It stand until
death or divorce ends the tie that
made on of two.
By JAJtK ..
Copyright, lws, b Associate
People could talk all they liked about
poverty bringing hnppltie, but Hay
ard Lelghton klcked-llterally-at the
suggestion. He had Just flnlidied rend
Ing a letter from hi maiden auut, In
which h bad declared: ".Money baa
not brought oi bapplu, I bav
lived alon all my life, and I some
time envy you In your poverty, loved
and adored by to weet girl a Vir
Well, what do yon know about
thatr demanded Bayard of hi pal
"I know exactly what I think of
I her, old man," drawled Jimmy, "but a
lady a lady-even If she I your auut
and I'd rather not put my oplulon
Into parliamentary English.'
"You're a moral coward, that' what
"BH WILL AXD liqPEATH TOTOOTMk
roitTiurr or YouKstxr.'
you are, Jimmy Bookwalter." declared
Bayard as he flung the letter aero
the tiny hall room. "You've got a
rloh father who gives you more spend'
ing money In a month than you could
earn In a year, beside which you're
too buy to fall In lore. I hope yon
wont misunderstand me, Jimmy,
when I tell you that th space you oc
cupy In my luxurious apartment I
much more vnluable than your august
presence at the present moment."
Jimmy roue from the uncomfortable
straight backed chair, which was the
only one In the room, liny ard had
given it to btm when he entered and
bad taken a corner of the bed for blm-
"Oh, I ee." mused Jimmy. "Went
to get dressed, eh? Well, o long till
tomorrow night Be ture yon how
up at the club and dine with me at
When he was gone Bayard put tb
Inhospitable chair up on the bed to
moke more room and took a suit of
clothes from under the, cretonne cur
tain which covered his meager ward
It did not take long to select a tie.
because be only had six or even,
Bayard seemed to be going through a
mental reincarnation during th! proc
ess of dressing. First he said diss
greeable thing not whole sentences.
but just pertinent ejaculations, such a
"old fossil," "ought not to be out with
out a keeper," "envy me, Indeed."
A little later he began to whtstl
snatches of popular song, nervous lit
tle thrills. And finally, with stick In
band, he opened the door of bt room,
hnmmlng In a most contented manner.
"Love Me Little, Love Me Long." Aft
er ail, lira wa worth while!
Virginia Tracey and Bayard Leigh-
ton naa been engaged some month.
Bayard' father bad lived like rich
man, and when he died suddenly th
on found himself penniless. Brought
up io teaa an idle life, untrained for
practical work, he took the first posi
tion offered to blm In a broker' office
at 115 a week.
That seemed all right until be ud
denly realized that without Virginia
nothing was right Recklessly he ask
ed her to marry him, and with all the
Impulsiveness of ber love she gave her
self to him. They were young, and
they could wait Aunt Lucy, Bayard'
maiden aunt, bad promised to make
him her heir, and decidedly Aunt Lucy
Wa no longer young.
When Bayard was blue, Virginia
seemed to be doubly radiant, and to
night she wa at ber best as she enter
ed her drawing room to greet blm.
"Had a letter from Aunt Lucv.
dear," Bayard announced a an Impor
tant piece of news.
"Goody," cried Virginia, "and what
did the dear old lady have to say for
"She told me how fortunate I wa to
have you core for me. for one thine-."
began Bayard ns be watched the color
mount to Virginia' cheeks at the com
pliment "Then che said a lot of rot
about- But let' talk about the plea
ant things. Yon do care for me, don't
yon?" he added.
"Silly! Billy! Of course I do!" slio
cried. "You're silly for a whole lot of
reasons-silly to make me wait to be
really yours until you can take me to
a fine homo, but If you are satisfied to
take tooth! old woman for wtf
And when Bayard went bom that
night he wn still timmulng a happ;
IT took th ehnlr off the bed.
tucked It lu on corner of the room
and stretched himself out for tb
In after year he talked much about
that room, lie alway declared thai
be could opeu the door with hi band
and the window with hi foot at th
am lime; that If h bent over to
lac up hi boot h butted hi bead
against the side wall, and when h
thrust hi arm through the steer of
his shirt he Itivartably bruised th back
of his hand on the celling,
Th next night whll dining with
Jimmy a telegram wt banded to
"Your aunt died thl utornlng-fu
noral Thursday." It read. ,
"Well, I hoH tb dear old lady will
be happy In heaven," Bayard said, not
without souie feeling, "She bad per
ttaded bersclt (hat the waiu't her.
That telrgmm mean a lot to you,
doeent Itr Inquired Jtiuuy, with
air of Duality,
"Yes, It doe. It mean lht I'll have
goodly bit of th necessary long
green and that Virginia and 1 ran be
Some two week later Bayard was
nodded by the espre romany that
there wa a package there for him
with $ due on It, shipped from Chi
rago. Hit) ard knew at oure tbat It
wn some of Aunt I.ury's valuable sll
ver sent on to Mm. Jimmy would lend
him the money to pay for It.
The bill was paid, aud the big pack
log cfls was ordered sent to Virginia'
house and Jimmy duly Invited around
to partli-lpate lu the unpacking. Ham
nu-r mid child were put to us, ami
til three of them entered Into the gay
uplrlt of (he nrty. rile of pmklu
were pulled from the Imt, ami finally
heavy tilt frame came to view
Cwt were taken off, and the eoni
tiled stnmiith of Jimmy and ltaynnl
wn put to the tet Finally the pic
tire was taken out. It proved to be
life sited portrait of Bayard a
Well, I'll be Imngrdr declared Hay
trd as ho moppet hi brow.
"Here's a letter." announced Jimmy
a he pulled long whll envelope
from th corner of th frsni. Vir
ginia otwned It and read aloud:
Your aunt. Ml Lelghton, left her
entire emme to charities, the wills
ami bequeath to you thl portrait of
yourself, The NrtUn of th will re
lit ting to you read a follow: 'I ton e
no money to my dear nephew, Bayard
Lelghton, berntiae I da not wish t"
batter his ideal method of life. II
I earning a good anlnry aud baa gooJ
health. A a slight token of my
feet Ion and a a remembrance 1 leave
him the Gilbert portrait of hlimu-lt
which now bong lu my library. "
Isn't It a darling!" cried Virginia is
he danced about the bug portrait
But you cun t go to bousekrcpln
with nothing but no old oil palming.'
"Seems to mo," broke In Jimmy
that there's pknty of wood right licit
to build the house, aud It won't take
long to cover th walls. There' tin
oil painting to begin with. Then v.
can have tbat letter framed. I'm miir
Bayard never want to part with tint
Then I'll give you a large photogrnpli
of myself, nd" -
"What' all thl nonsense about go
lug to housekeeping?" Interrupted Mr
Tracey. Virginia' (utber, as ho cntnr
Into th room. "When these youii;
people get inarrled-and I wish they'd
hurry up about It-they must come
and live with me. Virginia can cbangi-
hcr nam whenever she waul to, but
not ber residence. And as for this
legacy business, I'd rather bare man
for my aon ln-lnw who can fight hla
own way than one who wa made by
Mr. Tracty picked hi way aero
the room over the pine boards, chisels
and excelsior pncklug. lie took bU
daughter In one arm a fa extended
hi free hand to Bayard.
"Do you mean It?" sang out Bayard
"Mean It?" echoed Mr. Tracey. "Well.
f bet I do, and to prove It I'll take
Jimmy Bookwalter Into the dining
room and keep blm there until you
two settle on a date for tb wedding."
xne word "dining room" eemed to
awaken Jimmy from bl tupor. ne
naa a mental plcturo of a sideboard
plentifully stocked with reviving liq
uor, lie announced tbat be wa
ready for the proof of Mr. Tracer'
assertion, and together tbey went out
of tbe room, leaving the lover alone.
"Pa, what is a hypochondriac?"
"A hypochondriac, Wilfred"-
But just a moment. "Pa" In thl.
anecdote Is not a good and kind fa-
tner, yearning to Impart useful Infor
mation to his son. but on of thniw
mart answer giver whose main ob
ject In life Is to get Into the bad;
page of the mncrnzlnes finch fnthm-u
look upon their little sons groping for
Knowledge as provider of opening
for senseless domestic epigrams; bent e
-but we'll go bnck.
"Va" takes off his elnsH nA n..t,.
benignly at his son.
"What did you say, my boy?"
"Pa, what is a livnochondrlar?"
That gives "pa" hu chance.
"A hypochondriac Wlirril"i,n,
like Wilfred Odd humor tn tMm
thing; John, for liiHlnnce, would fall
flat, nnd James would bo Indiiflnltoly
worse:- but to rcMiimn "n htinnnhn...
drlnc, Wilfred, Is a mnn who has such
a aread of catching cold that when
ever be takes a bath hn mtnnm nn .n
the hole In tbe sponge for fear of
And Wilfred not nntta
old! Isn't It a shame ?-Ww rv
tJ Opposite Iht Bakcrontin
" vi VllUltflJl
IngrtdUnt; put np under lupervi.
vm guaivnw Mlir . pntl
freedom (row til deleterious mitter.
MRS. F. WOOLLEY
WE DON'T HAVE TO DEMON.
STRATB th value of our Paint, b.
caui til who have ever nttd them
tr familiar with their meriii. They
r ground In the purest Whll Lesd
and the colon are of th very best.
Only the finest Linseed Oil ii used
nd they are so carefully packed at to
be kept entirely free from any forelen
substance. Trice are low, too.
Allen Wall Paper'
and Paint Co.
It it th natural winter
home of many thou
sand of the world'
best people. Under th
gentle influence of lu
antld winter climate,
every amusement and
bathing, boating, fish
Ing, driving; such pic
nics, parties and "Jolli
fications." :G0 TO:
Loi Angeles, Paio
Roble Mot Spring,
, Hotel del Monte, San
ta Barbara, San Diego,
Santa Monica, Venice,
Long Beach, Santa
Crux, or teore of
similar retort and you
will find heajth, con
tiont and numberless
attraction and con
The Southern Pacific Co.
Make Inexpensive round
trip excursion rate to Cal
ifornia. A 6ix months stopover
ticket Portland to,
Los Angeles and return
. is $55.00
Corresponding rate art In
effect to other point.
W have torn very dwtinc
thrt literature covering Cali
fornia' winter retort, and
will take pleasure in giving
you all of th information
and assistance at our com
mand. t For tickets, deeping car reser
vations, etc., call on, tele-
graph, or write
WM, McMURRAY, Gen. Pa
Agt Portland, Oregon.
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