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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY J, 19$.
The Store wt'f JWe Ladies
New Patterns 10, 12 1-2 and 15c
light and dark, 10 and 12 l-2c
THE BEE HIVE
The steamship Riverside, Captain
John Ransalius, entered port yester
day for the first time in her new char
ter service with the American
Steamship Company, as a coast tend
er to that fleet She1 went on to the
metropolis for her initial cargo. She
is of 995 tons net register, and is a
Moran-bmlt boat, of steel, and well
equipped. Her schedule has not yet
been announced. She carries no pas
The Breakwater came down the
river yesterday morning and went
almost directly to sea after reaching
here. She had lost a couple of trips
owing to" her recent accident, off
Brookfield, when she twisted her
rudder post so as to make her helpless
The steamship Geo. W. Elder left
San Francisco at 1 o'clock p. m. on
Wednesday for this port and is due
to arrive in sometime this afternoon
or evening. She is out a trip, also,
owing to the repairs lately put upon
her at Portland.
The announcement that the steam
er Spencer was to come back on the
Astoria run during the coming sum
mer is ..asdwerwfby fhedecIaration
stream this season, with The Dalles
as her eastern terminus.
"The steamship Senator is due down
tonight from Portland, bound for San
Francisco, and will leave the O. R. &
N, piers at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning-
Fine Fresh Co
The steamers Atlas, Eureka and
Argo, all left out over the bar early
vesterday morning, for their various
ports along the lower coasts.
The Wallula" hauled ithe British
bark Torrisdale to sea yesterday
morning and gave her an offing for
the Horn, en route to Europe with
her big cargo of grain.
CaDtain Lewis, port captain for
Hind, Rolph it Company, at Seattle,
who for the past two weeks has been
on board the Henry Villard, has de
parted for his "home-port" San Fran
cisco, for a visit
When the Portland-Asiatic steam
ship Nicomedia sails for China and
Japan on the 11th of this month, she
ill add the port of Manila to her
regular ports of call-
The Elmore steamer Gerald C,
made a start for the Sileti coast yes
terday, but got only as far out as the
end of the jetty, when she "wore
ship" and came back to port.
The steamer Olsen-Mahoney enter
ed port yesterday afternoon, from the
Bay City, and went on up the river
for her outward cargo.
The steamer Lurline went up at 7
o'clock last evening, with plenty of
freight and the following named pas
sengers on her list: Mrs. B. M. Goul
ter, R. Hayes, Mrs. W. B. Hawkins,
Oscar Bolvi and Charles Morko.
HY GO'.inERCE LEAVES
ABLE ARTICLE IN THE SUB
JECT BY MR. JOHN H.
So extraordinary has been the loss
of commerce to the Columbia river
of late year that an analysis of the
matter is timely, and the following
able article upon the subject, prepared
by Mr. Whyte of the Astoria Cham
ber of Commerce, is well worthy of
Noted Surgeon Accomplishes a Mar
vel In His Line.
All other Meats
and Provisions at
prices. j& J0
684 Commercial St
WASHIXGTOX, Feb. 4-Doctors
at the Georgeton University Hospital
witnessed a remarkable operation per
formed there several days ago by
Dr. George Tully Vaughn of this
cityon George A. Kelly, aged 29. The
bones of Kelly's knee were so badly
diseased that Dr. Vaughn decided on
amputation. In the hospital was a!
man about to die. Dr. Vaughn ob
tained permission from the dying
patient's family to remove the left
leg in the event of death and it was
decided that the knee of the dead man
should be grafted to the leg of the
The transfer was duly made. The
bones were riveted together by slen
der, strong wire, and the most deli
cate phase of the operation, that of
joining the ligaments, caused the
surgeons to ork as they probably
never labored before. The tissue,
tendon and muscles was joined and
the bones fastened : together. Kelly
is said to be fapidily improving.
HAND PAINTED CHINA j
' We have recently received a large
shipment of "Havlin" Hand Painted "
China. - ! -
At Lowest Prices
"Our "reputation as the most " reasonable
store in the city is further demonstrat
ed , by our low prices on these fine
goods. ' Call ' ana , convince- yourself.
WILLOW WASTE B ASKETS
reg. 40c baskets will sell while they last t'
AT 25 CENTS
See our Commercial t Street ( Window 4 r.?
C Watch Whose Windows for Bargains?
Is it not well for all Oregon to un
derstand that the commerce of the
Columbia River is falling far behind
that of Fuget Sound and to know the
If the entire state understood that
a remedy could be applied, would
not every business and patriotic rea
son seem to indicate that it would be?
It does not seem reasonable that
any but an affirmative reply could
satisfy this interrogative.
During the calendar year of 1908,
the Columbia River exported 13,042
o63 bushels of wheat ind 685.044 bar
rels of flour, equalling a total of 16,
124,761 bushels of wheat, while the
Sound exported 11,917,682 bushels of
wheat and 1,500,000 barrels of flour,
equalling a total of 13,697,653 bushels
of wheat. The Sound did a bigger
business than the river in the princi
pal agricultural product by 2,554,491
At a superficial glance it might
seem that this is merely a logical re
sult of the comparative sire of the
States of Oregon and Washington,
remembering that the former raised
28,000000 and the latter, 12,000,000
bushels. But careful study reveals
that all of the wheat grown in Wash
ington as well as that grown in Ore
gon can be brought down the water
level railroad on the Columbia, but
when taken to the Sound must be
drawn up hill over the mountains
Thestatistics indicate that most of
the wheat is transported over the
mountain, two locomotives being
employed to pull a short train of one
third the number of cars that one
locomotive would pall on the Colum
bia River rails. As all the wheat in
both states is grown in the basin of
the river it would seem that it would
be the natural right of the river trans
portation facilities to handle not only
the major portion but all of it.
The poor commercial showing for
the Columbia River indicated by
wheat is made all the worse by pre
senting the total import and export
figures for the calendar year of 1908
for both the Sound and the River.
The total imports and exports for
the Sound amounted to $55,000,000
while the total imports and exports
for the River were only $18,750,000,
or only one third of those of the
Sound. Yet very recently the River
carried on practically all of the im
port and export business of the North
The cause of Oregon's commercial
delinquency seems plain to me and
the remedy easy.
The cause is the bar at the mouth
of the Columbia which prevents big
ships entering as they may enter the
The remedy is to deepen the chan
nel through the bar so that big ships
The remedy is easy and the ill can
be thoroughly cured within three
We have been building jetties at
the mouth of the river 24 years, since
1884, that is we have been playing at
building jetties, but the depth of wat
er across the bar is actually five feet
less than it was 13 years ago, in 1895.
The depth was then 31 feet- Now it
is only 26 feet.
During this period of 24 years' play
the British government has deepened
South African harbors where only
600 ton schooners could enter tf a
depth sufficient to permit the entrance
of 15,000 ton ships; Brazil has spent
$30,000,000 making Rio Janeiro
one of the best harbors of the world;
Chile has spent $20,000,000 on the
harbor of Valparaiso and China $40,
000,000 on the harbor of Shanghai.
During the 24 years we have been
playing, we have spent about $5,000,
000, on the mouth of the river but
have allowed the channel to fill up
five feet during the past 13 years.
The marine news of almost any
date will show that while small ves
sels' are bound for the river a large
number of greater tonnage are en
route to the Sound.
On a recent day this news showed
only one vessel of 3000 tons, the Taku
Maru bound for the river, while there
were 14 vessels from 3000 to 6195 tons
on their way to the Sound, not iomit
ing the Minnesota, 13.323 net tons. s
The ten largest vessels for the Col
umbia River averaged 2260 tons, while
the ten largest vessels for Puget
Sound averaged 5935 tons and the
ten largest for San Francisco aver
aged 6075 tons.
The biggest vessels of the world, so
leading authorities stftte, wijl be put
in service on the Pacific Ocean. On
the Atlantic there is the Mauritania
of 31,938 tons, the Oceanic of 17,000
and the Deutchland of 16,000 tons
while the Olympia is now being built
840 feet long, 100 feci broad with 371
draft and 50.000 tons displacement-
There is from 70 to 80 feet of water
or the first ten miles up the river's
The bar is narrow and might be
dredged out to a depth of 35 feet even
without the help of any jetty.
The pilots will tell you that they
improvised f harrow drag shout
twenty-five years ago and added
about eight feet to the depth of the
channel in eight weeks' time.
If all of these were placed before
all of the leading business men of the
state so that they could understand
them, what would be the result?
Would they not then all be of one
Would it be very difficult for us
to work up an organized movement
towards securing a $10,000,000 ap
propriation to Actually deepen the
mouth of the river?
Would not every member of the
legislature if they really understood
the facts, take an active part in curing
an evil that strikes at the very heart
Is it not the nutter of sufficient im
portance even to call a special session
of the legislature?
Would not the legislature mcm
orialiie Congress on this subject?
If Congress will not give us im
mediate help U this not a matter of
sufficient importance to justify the
state in helping itself?
JOHN H. Willi f.
ALSO GIVES A PRESCRIP
TROUBLES, KIDNEYS AND
BLADDER AND RHEUMATISM
"The people here do not drink
enough water t keep healthy, ex
claimed a well-known authority, "The
numerous cases of kidney and blad
der diseases tad rheumatism are
mainly due to the fact that the drink
ing of water nature's greatest medi
cine, has been neglected.
Stop loading your system with
medicines and cure-alls; but get on
the water wagon. If you are really
sick, why, of course, take the proper
medicines plain common vegetable
treatment, which will not shatter the
nerves or ruin the stomach."
To cure Rheumatism you must
make the kidneys do their work; they
are the fiilters of the blood. They
must be made to strain out of the
blood, the waste matter and acids
that cause rheumatism; the urine
must be neutralized so it will no long
er be a source ' of irritation to the
Madder, and, most of all, you must
keep these acids from forming in the
stomach. This is the cause of stom-
ache trouble and poor digestion.
For these conditions you can do no
better than take the following pre
scrlption: Fluid Extract Dandelion,
one-half ounce; Compound Kargon,
one ounce; Compound Syrup. Sarsa
parilla, three ounces. Mix byshak
ing well in bottle and take in tea
spoonful does after each meal and at
bedtime, but don't forget the water,
Drink plenty and often.
This valuable information and sim
ple prescription should be posted up
in each household and used at the
first sign of an attack of rheumatism,
backache or urinary trouble, no mat
ter how slight. ''
EIGHTH: qRADB. PUPILS
PUBLIC EXERCISES IN BAKER
ONIAN THEATRE THIS
Graduation exercises of the Eighth
grades witt be held at the Bakeronian
theatre this afternoon at 2 o'clock and
parents and others Interested In the
schools are cordially invited to be
present. An excellent program has
been arranged for the occasion.
The list of those who have com
pleted the eighth grade studies and
are now advanced Into the first year
of the High School is as follows:
Taylor School Mary Jackson.
Mary llendrickson, William Pouttu,
William Berry, Henry Hcikka-
McClure School Tony Antonich,
Christal Bussing. Ethel Butt, Archie
Cann, Wallace F.akin, Albert Cragg,
Lloyd Hammarstrom, Henry Jeld
ness. Ruddy Kinkella, FeHx Itcinon
en, Thomas Mooers, Martin Nelson,
Minnie Noe, Helen Tain, Grace
Rarick, Frank Rohr, Karl Sanders,
May Spexarth, Tong Sing. Quong
Sing, Stephen Vranson, Agnes Voss,
Adair School Fred Braeh, F.liia
both Malagamba, Ast'or Maata, Set
ma Riswick. Harold Birch. Kornellie
Bue, Anna Jackson, Willie Wilson,
Following is the program for this
Girls chorus, '"Wandering in the
Maytime," 8-B class, Adair School;
essay, "Booker T. Washington,"
Christal Bussing; essay, "Mary A.
Livermore," Sclma Riswick; essay,
"Growth of Education," Mary Jack
son; piano duct. IA I'rincesa, Nor-,
nellie Bue and Kate Brustad; essay,
Our Navy." Thomas Mooers; essay,
"Our Forests," Ida Anderson; essay,
"Money," F.thel Butt; vocal solo,
"Thou Art Like Unto a Lovely
Flower,'. Miss Laurie MeCann: essay,
"Abraham Lincoln," Martin Nelson;
essay, "Basketball," Kornellie Bue;
essay, "West Point," Agnes Voss;
violin soto, selected, Miss Snndquist;
essay, "Athletic kducaiion, Wal
lace Eakin; address to class, Rev,
Wm. S. Gilbert; presentation of diplo
mas, J. W. Welch of the School
Board; chorus (a) Daffodils, (b) In
dian Song, room 3, Taylor School,
j:vWo Can. ShouQ fj
SNAPS IN CANNED FDU1T
Table Peaches, Peaw and, Aprlcota
'fresh ferndal; butter
ACME GROCERY CO.
;, , ' hiqh'crADE GROCERIES
321 COMMERCIAL STREET
M )tMHM M
We have t .Urge aupply
of the famous
Golden State Cherries
, in Maiascbin'o
the moat delicious preserved fruit
on the market
,., fin, . ,fj.is,.: , .
50 Cents the quart bottle
AMERICAN IMPORTING CO.
Importer! and Wholesale Liquor, Dealer , ,
ITS PRESENT STANDING.
CHICAGO, Feb. 4.-The Postal
Savings Bank League, which is ad
vocating the passage of postal Sav
ings Bank Bill now before Congress,
has received assurances from mem
bers of the House and Senate which
ted to the conviction that the bill, as
amended, would be passed, if it was
reported from the committee and a
Among the Senators who have writ
ten to the League are Lodge of Mass;
Borah of Idaho; Frye of Maine; Long
and Curtis of Kansas; Perkins of Cali
fornia; LaFollette of Wisconsin; and
Burkctt of Nebraska, All favor the
' I' i
HERE li a light map hang.
ing around, look out for him,
he will aupply you with floods
of light, he has got more light than
he knows what to do with. He can
let you have a gasoline Byttctn oa
the installment plan these hard
t i mea. Buy your own brilliant fa c
tory and pay for it the same as you
f C mChmwie tit-in fwiHiiMMiMDywiiiu Amill w ,
would . buy electric lighting, be
your own meter tor gasoline meters
Look out for the pennies and the
dollars will save themselves. Every
body knows that gasoline lighting
is not only more brilliant than dia
monds but more valuable. If you
The wonderful No. 44 are up against it for light see
lamp -- ou vuuic-
power-i of a cent Q. GRAY-412 Bond St.
P"h(mr' ..The ruin Brilliant Factory"
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SUBSTITUTES FOR WIFE.
EVANSVILLE,' Ind., Feb. 4.
Adolph Melzer, - a'' manufacturer of
this city, said to be a. Millionaire, has
inserted an '"ad" in the local paper as
follows: "During 'the month of Feb
ruary every 'person who has not the
means to prdvide sufficient food for
his horse or mule can obtain feed
from me free 'of cost. ; All persons
must bring 'recommendation from
from some well known citizen." , '
Melzer is a lover of animals and
during the Holidays fed hundreds of
horses belonging to the needy. He
says! '" '
"I am a bachelor and have no wife
to make my home cheery, But I
have dogs in my house and horses
in my stable and they take the place
of a wife,
Plumbing service, 80 cents per hour,
for all work in our line. See us; our
prices arc reasonable and we guaran
tee our work first class; a telephone
call will bring our man to your home
6r business. Phone Main 4061, 126
Try our own mixture ot coffee the
J. P. B. Fresh fruit and vegetables
Badollet & Co., grocers. Phone Mair
The very best board to be obtained
in the clty'U at 'The Occident
Hotel." Rates very reasonable.
'Wood and Coal. ;
If you want dry fir cordwood, In
side fir, bark slab, or boxwood, ring
up Kelly, the Wood and Coal Dealer,
the man who keeps the prices down.
Coal at $7.00 per ton in your base
ment or $6.00 at yard. Main 2191.
Barn, corner 12th and Diiane.
The Modern. .
The best and most up-to-date ton
sorial parlor in the city is The
Modern. Perfect comfort and service
guaranteed to all. Excellent baths,
The Proper Place.
"' Go to the Occident Barber Shop if
you are particular and desire first
class service. Satisfaction guaranteed,
An expert bootblack and porter has
also been engaged.
Fisher Brothers Company
SOLE AGENTS '
Marbour and Finlayson Salmon Twines and Netting
MeCormick Harvesting Machinal
Oliver Chilled Ploughs ,'. " j V .,'"
Sharpies Cream Separators . 1
Raecolith Flooring ' Starrett's Tools
Hardware, Groceries,!, Ship
Tan Bark, Blue Stona, Muriatic Acid, , Welch Coal, Tar,
Ash Oars, Oak Lumber,, Pip and Fittings, Brass Goods,
Painta, Oila and.Claaa ; , .'', , .,.".
Fishermen's PuraManllla , Rope,, Cotton Twlna, and Seln Wab
We Wotit VoMr TVcido
LET US TELL YOU ABOUT
Greatest advance in lighting methods since the Invention of incandescent
lamps. V"' -. . ' "
example-- ' . , Ait vi ) .mch . ti;-r
, , 32 CP, Ordinary electric, lamp consumes 110 watts per how
, 32 C P. "Tungsten" electric lamp consumes , 40 watts per hoar
( .Saving , , , . 70 watts per hour
By using "Tungsten" lamps you can get 275 per cent Increase In light for
the same coat or in other words 'can have the same, quantity of illumination
for 35 per cent of the cost of lighting with ordinary electric lamps. ,,
The':; ABtoria";' Ble "Cc
Hacks, tmages-B(ggsee Checked ana TraDsterreo-t mcas aea rmrmisr
Wagons i'ianos Moved, Boxed and Sh!ril '
431 Commercial Street - fcela rtsaa