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ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 17, 1895.
Clothing-, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots,
Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Umbrellas, Mackin
toshes, Blankets, Quilts,
run be to your naerrst.
I. JU. OSGOOD,
Tho'One Price Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher.
608 and 508 COMMERCIAL STREET, ASTORIA, OR.
Take your choice of the three properties. They are all delight
fully located, and the rich and poor alike can find choke lots in
any one of them on which to build a home. We have numerous
other pieces of property all of which are bargains.
ASTORIA LAND & INVESTMENT CO., 46s Bond Street, M
fit Greatly Reduced Prices. -
A FULL LINE OF . ."
Oregon Books Slates
Everything Necessary for School Use.
Griffin & Reed. .
In a desirable location, 2 blocks from High School.
CHOICE LOTS IN HILLS FIUST ADDITION.
On the new Pipe Line BfmlovarJ Jmt thu place for a cheap home.
A Block IN ALDERBROOK.
STREET CAR LINE will be extended this Biimraur to within 5 minnteR
walk of this property W ill pell (it doeided bantam.
In 5 or 10 aore tracts inside the iuly limit', hIso niljunint; Flavel.
GEORGE HILL.- 471 Bond St., Occident Block,
HILL'S HEAL ESTATE EXCHANGE.
Draws the crowd because our custo ".ers can get any and
every kind of merchandise that carry in stock at their
own price. We are not selling odds and ends, but new and
clean goods thu best in th market is put up and sold un
der the h-i id to
THI5 SALE WILL CONTINUE
Until the required amount is raised to meet our present liabilities. Therefore,
take advantage of the present opportunity and purchase your
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, SHOES,
HAT3, BLANKETS, UMBRELLAS, etc.,
-f AT OUR AUCTION
Bales, afternoons at a p.m. Evening, 7:30 p. m. Wednesday and
Friday afternoons reserved for ladles, and every other time for every
OREGON TRADING CO.,
4oo Commercial Street.
VERT ONE NEEDS A Bf8TVK3 0
atn eu spend bat one or two yean at
be completed In that time? The college Includes a short ENGLISH COURSE! be
sides a BUSINESS and SHORTHAND COURSE. For catalogues, address,
U TAJffinx ST. - - HOLMES BUSINESS COLLEGE, - - rWUJP.'QR.
''The rich of today are the
poor of tomorrow; and the
poor of todaj' are the rich of
tomorrow, is well known.
Yes, and while that is a fact,
except uflder extraordinary
circumstances (panics, rains,
droughts, etc., over which peo
ple have no control), it is the
fault of the individual who is
not rich to some extent. And
while thinking alr.ng this line
of thoughtdon't forget to buy of
me your Men's and Boys'
etc., as it will in the long
VW 1 i sj- -
EDUCATION. Many TOT"! men and
school why sot take a eorrrss that can
Demanded by the Spanish Gov
ernment for Sangnilly.
DEFENPANT AMERICAN CITlZEN
It ia Said That He is a Bad Man and
No Circumstance to Mitigate the
Havana, Oct. 16. In the trial of Genor
aU Julio SangplEy, an American citizen,
on itlhe charge of rebellion igainst the
BpamuWi government, Attorney Gene-rail
Senor Enjullo, In concluding Ms argu
ment today, oskad tiWat a sentence of Im
prisonment (for Wle We Imposed upon the
prllscner. Senor Bnjullj -made the foMow
"Joi'lo angultCy, an American Icltlzen
since 18S9, a iai "Worn resident of this- Is
land, and iw'aa before his arreiilt on Feb
ruary 24th, df Itlhiia year, one of the most
emirtfetlc rlnsleuurevs and Instigators of
the revolution; that since said date he
has broken out against his mother coun
try with the atm of obtaining tho inde
pendence of Cuba. He was chosen to
take 'tihe lead In tin 13 province and, those
of Mia-tanzas and Santa, Clara, and was
maimed as chief leader and del'esate of the
revolutionary jurft'a of New York.
"There are no circumstances pending
tc -mltigalte the punishment, which he
Has juaffly incurred, and whichi I demand
the court tb Inflict upon him, namety,
imprisonment for life." -
The delenlse oif the prisoner is urn
known. JuOio Songiullly, It is claimed,
has a very bad record,, and it has been
reported that tihe Cubans have threatened
to assalasHn&te ihiUm if he was released
BELVA IN TROUBLE.
He!U to thb Grand Jury for OrJmCnal
Waishllng'ton, Oct. 16. The preliminary
tvearlng of the criminaa' libel' Eult broughit
ag-a'lntit Mrs. Be'.va Locikwood, a former
presidential candidate, by Robert White,
a lawyer, -who accused her of tatldng
a notice derogaltory to Ihils reputanlon on
his olllce dbor, wrlals heCi in the poJlce
Mrs. Locidwood -was he'.J for tihe (maiid
Jury, lalth'oug'h Tv hen on tihe witness aland
tihe denied every aKegaitkm.
The Comimorclal Bank of TUeoma. in t'he
Hands of a receiver.
Taktoma, Oct. 16. Tire Commerlaaa Dank,
organized under t'he staie iaiw, did not
open iDoday, Judge Parker, at lUhe re
quest of t'he BtocklhoMftrs having at b
a. an. Appointed S. M. NoCan, one of the
directors, receiver. This action iwae
torougiht about by City Treasurer Mc
Cawley calfling on She bank to pay $6,300
tne city is tte.amce on dwosit. on short no-
kiice, ttie clity needing itthe inoiney to pay
interest in New York.
1AI3 soon as this sttiuaitlan nrcsonted lL3:lf
PnesSdient Frank Aliyn cailed the direct-
ore together. They met yeatarday at 5
p. m. and -were hi session most al n'teht,
decJlng earCy this morning that it would
oe unproiltawe to continue business lonir-
er. Tho bank's llaiblllties are bel-ween
30,000 land 40.000 and assets over $160,000.
President AI'lyn sayu al depoaltejrj will
oe paw in tuCi within a short time. Tl:e
bank wa orsunized In DecWnber, 1S01.
Its istoekJioIders include a nuimbsr of
weaOtlhy Now York mein. The rapital
stock -was J200,ft)0.
ANOTHER WORLU'3 RECORD;
Wutter FoEier !Maik-5s Paat Time on the
- Najte. Track.
..apii. Call., Oct. 16. Walter Focitcr cb
OalbiSSshed anollher world's record at Ag.
rtoultural Park today. He rode an iun
paced flying eitart quar:cr in 0:21 3-5,
wMdh beaJts tihe former record of 0:25
flalt by 2-5 of a second. He uCao at
tempited to lower the mile paloed reaord
buit the qiikdl itesim could not piU him out
fast enough, oirnhougih, he ma.ie it in tht
ff.et time of
THE U. S. CAVALRY.
Washll.-iston, Oct. 16. The annual report
Of the quiactei'miairrter general of the army
shows that the cavaHry mount of today
exettls thalt of any previous time, erfl Is
superior to Miat of foreign four. .1 s.
The average cost per head was S:.14 ioi
cavalry 'horiea and 1119.01 for iO.ry
WaLHillngton, Out. 16. The postoffico de
parlwrnent has cJcmpUed the receipt's of
'thirty Cadirg o;:!?" for the :hird quar
ter of 1895 and a in.: g,ia..l.yinj increase
la Riorirn. 'ifla 'total rec(ip.a feu- (he
quarter ending September 30 v-?re J7.100,
493, agadnst $6,733,719 for the nai.-ne quarter
In 1194, an Increase of 9.9 per cent. Every
city shows an Increase.
Liverpool, Oct. 16.-iWhea.t-quiet; No.
2 red iwmiter, 5s 2'l; No. 2 red spring,
stocks exhausted; No. 1 hard Manitoba,
03 2d; No. 1 California, 5 Wjl.
London, Oct. 16. Hops Pacills Coast,
KILLED BY A TRAIN.
Taioama, Oat. 16. Ohartce Yostlng. of
Yakima was killed near thus city today
wiiit'.e talking on the rali-r'oad. He stepp
ed off one track to let a trUiin pas wfoen
another train going In the opposite di
rection struck and kEred him iiManuly.
STRIKE DECLARED OFF.
Eugene. Or., Oct. 16. The strike of the
UUon fishermen on the ShJaUlw has
been declared off, and the canneries have
resumed work. The strike has been on
for three -weelo and durln th!U thne
Uie "Union tint prernted any fishing
wWatever. The niase aaked by the Union
waa not secured, and the cannerias are
paying the so me as beore the irtrtlce.
THE. SPANISH LOSS.
Mal.Cd, Oct. 1. It is offlcliKy announc
eVi that since the beginning of the cam
paign aRjlrwt the Insurgents in Cuba
the dpanttft forces have lout bn brlga-
d'ier . general, 21) superior officers, 159
otlhor oftlcors, and 1811 soldiers -who have
eflther died of disease or been killed by
LAST RITB3 SOLEMNIZED.
The Funeral of Ex-Governor Terry in
Seattle, Oct. 18. -The funeral of r-x-Gov,
Fenry took tOaoe today UnJer the aus
iptoes of the Masonic order of the Scot
tish Rite. Prominent people from all
ovor tihe state hiaid gathered to pay their
last (honors over tho grave of WasihBnir-
ton's forarrtost oMzen and the Ben-Ices
were a'Wendted by crowds of people.
NEW (PEAL FOR UNION PACIFIC.
Reorgainizatlon Said to Be PradtlcaJljr
'iteauy to vtoto up.
Now York, OMt. 16. Concerning the ru
m(oir of a com'lng UhSon Pacific reorganl-
Edition, It Is said: on good authority that
conferences Wave been carried on Bmcmr
'large first irtoa-tgujgo and otther interests
Cooking toward a TeJOTKanizatlon of the
main nine, including the Kansas Pacific,
and that a plan fl about ready to be
ibrouslht oiit undor ttDio auspices of on ex
ceptionally strong and experienced com-
mi.utee and a prominent banking firm.
Tt is said to toe Bimple and to 'have cer-
talln features sure to bring in the support
al vtte nrst raomtgiage wonuaoulers gener-
alCy. OhHcagVj and Northwestern and
Mlflsounl Pacific interests are believed to
predomlnato 1n he proposed orgiin'lza.Uon
Northlwestern has an exclusive traffic
agreement iwblch wives it etroiiii interest
in Ithe Union Pacific, wihlle 'Mlssourl Pa
cific Was a close working connection.
The plan is understood to deal with
the imalin Unes onC-y, and may he found
Ifo fcwmL'em.p'.uitie .the operation of ithe
NWMiiern line by he Niorthi.vestern, and
fhe Kansas Padflc division by tho Mis
souri Pacific, leaving fhe elm-all branches
to be reorganized and absorbed on 'their
MISS TURNER'S TEHTTMONY.
Lis llclarlng on 'tihe Durrvint Ca-ie Is Fear
ed by the Defense.
Sam Frandiaoo, Oct. 16. Mlsa Luclle Tur
ner promises to figure as a more con-
spiiicuous wiltneiils 'in the Durrant case
than -was at first imagined.
Duniant's attorneys intend to do their
utmcBt to throw ctol'd waiter on M'i'sa Tur
ner's teiltltmtany. Thiey are afraid: of it
and this fear mates them determined, if
iposislUle, to Ibreiik, tihe young woman
Jown. Th-ey raallize that It will b very
iJimbullt 'for Itlhle Jury to regard the pris
oner 'ais an inoffcnisive, irreproachabile
young man aflteir hearing Miss Turner
tela 'httw he endeavored to on'tiiee her
into Rmanudl Kvptlst oTvurch for the os
tensible purptotie of a medical examlraUOn,
The tory, comiing from MliSs Turner her
self, w-fll be doubly effefltlTO.
A Man Stem's Into the Columbia and Dies
After Being Rcucued.
NWth Port, Wafi'i., Oct. 16. A fatal
eJccidertt ocmr-red today at Trail landing,
is. u. a mrining man named Robertson,
In going aboard the steaimsr Lytton,
stopped from the giang phank into the
swift -current OX 'tihe ColuimMa. The
engineer leaped in o.fter him, and the two
were aweipt down the river into an eddy.
There tihey iwere rescued. Robertson was
uneon'sietoue, and tihe engineer exhausted.
They iwere taken aboard the steamier,
Where the engineer w'as restored.
Robertson 'was resuscitated, eait tip, and
was discussing the accident, mhen he
gasped, and fell back dead.
Sa'ld to Be PraeWaZly Settled by the
London, Oct. 16. TOe British foreign
office, In addition to a dlspuitch from 6ir
PWIKItp Currle. the am'bosaador of Great
Drttaln nit Oonsitantlnoplo, announcing
that Sa.W. Pai-iiio, the Turkish minlstert
for foreign affairs, had accepted the
saMme 'for reform In Anmnnla, drawn up
by Groat Britalin, France tuid RuBWla, Is
In receipt of an unofficial telegram an
nouncing 'that the Armenian question. Is
FOR THE BATTLE SHIP.
The Press and THuchei'S of the Interior
Judwe J. H. D. Grayi wMo has Just re--turned
fiVUm The DalUa, -wbore he -went
to confer wlthi the scivool teadheru and
nowtii.-jacpers In regiirM to the teafclnomiai
for ti.w battlesMp KX-igyn, says that the
Decp:e there do not thorougri'.y under
'Jand Uie inltentlons nt the committee,
.-jit load t'he Idea thlat the queeClon was
a ftocoj matter of Bpeclal benefit to As
ton.a and Port'iamd. They were infornved
Vawever, WMi't this iwas not fhe case, but
that the entire state Is Interested and
i.-.'it ar." sections should participate, as
hais been done In other staxes, In slrnlOar
cil'm; that San PrUnC'l-sra) contfibated
$12,000 for a silver service for the cruiser
named for tfhlat ctty, Bhe city of Charles
ton presented 18,000 for a few pieces for
tihle Ohorteaton ; New York City raised
riO.OOO for the cruiser Neur York; Balti
more and Minneapolis prasemied hand
some tntlir:iU.a to the cruLSrrs named
or those cities. The stat s for wWloh
baittlewhlps have been named, from the
beat Information tbtaiirable, are preparing
handsome gifts. to be presented w4ien the
veWstts stc commr."jroned. As the balttle
SWIps wi:i probaib'.y be flagships of diff
erent fleets, Widr testimonials should be
iproportlonai'.e'.y In keeping wlWv tlhelr
dignity. Oregon mum not be behind the
ottiero, but snoujj make a Kpfendld stibw
tng In ketping with the resouroeu and Im
portance of t'n st:alje.
T..e T'.an 0! la'slng t'ie money throuKVi
the efTorts of the C.il'.dren of the puftJic
schools of Oregon Is for the purpose of
imf.re.iinir the Importance of tha navy
upon t'heim and getting them Interested In
navUC inai-'.ers so that 4n future they wlll
pay attention to the great question of
dcJAuue for t'he country. The commit
tee oould nmve raised the money more
ialI.y tfarougih the boar-la of trade of
cltlei, cr the 1egisr.'aitre, but the method
adopted was considered to be the btst
one for fae rising generaltl-n, and be
moans of ln.'itr.lig patriotism In their
TTite metTibers of the press do not seem
to hive grarped the Idea of the com-
enaitee, br the lobjeotis sougbt to be
atto)InJ but 1t Is bbpeA by the commit
tee. Judge Gray stays, tihat they -wil do
so and render efMcdent aid to the efforts
of the committee and soMooli teacbers.
The papers and tfhs teacbers at tdis
CiJ es r.ave now pledgeU their hearty sup
port. Oaatsop county, tbougti not fuKr
ongatilsnd, has already wltl little effort
It's in town. l''s the best;
'Won't burn nor roughen the skin;
Won't "yellow your clothes."
You wig be agreeably surprised.
Sorry you didn't know ft sooner.
Tomson's Soap Foam, range psxbsSelL
To Hold Tlnmselves Beady to
Go to Hot Springs.
WILL HAVE NO TRICK8 PLAYED
If Troops Called Out Expense! Will
be Paid, but How is a
Little Rock, Ark., Oct. I6.-O0I. HoDan
berg, commanding the First Regiment
of 'the Arkansas Guards, lsaued orders
last nlgbt to every company in bits regi
ment to boM theuelves In readiness to
move to Hot Springs. In an Interview
thks afternoon he aald:
"There ts ho secret about the matter.
Orders have been sent to every company
of iwfhlte tnWt'tla 1n the state notifying
them to be In readiness to move to Hot
Springs on short notice, 'if the prise
flgint Is not called oft at once a definite
time for moving the militia to Hot
Sprlnga .will be decided, and that time
will be soon, as we do not propose to
have any tricks pSayed upon us. If the
m.-.ttla goes to Hot Springs their expenses
nun be paid. If the managers of the
flg'hlt continue their determination to
have the ftgHt come off the mHitla wIW
be vailed out and stop the fight..
"WWeUhlar tihe govw.nor Is rlgint or wrong
If be sends the mlUtta to Hot Springs
the fight iwll be stopped. I cannot take
any cognizance In the premises in de
elding whether he 'to right or wrong. Just
'how the governor proposes Ito pay the
expenses of the mKltla, If they are called
out to Hot Springs, Is not known. If
Garland county celts for mflltla, of course
that county -will be Jvetd responsible finan
CiaKy. If fhe governor eaK out the
sellers on his own book, It Is not known
who 1111 pay tfhe expenses, Bis the State
bas -no means appropriated for this."
LIQUOR DEALERS MEET.
Their Proceedings Conducted Behind Clos.
Washington. Dot. 1.-The proceedings
of 'tihe National Association of Retail Li
quor 'Dealers iwere conducted behind dos
ed uoora. POams were AittwBed for a
more thorough organisation of the liquor
interests OT the country.
'Speeches were made by many delegates,
revnawtng the mgwt made by the temper-
anoe organizatloms and' the evidence of
concentration of imlovenwnt at the capital
of the nation. The need of more radical
steps for the (prbteotfon of their Interests
and a more powerful organisation at
Washington, to combat the temperance
movement, was urged and it was asserted
that with so much action the effect of
tfhe (movement would be felt In tihe "shak
ing of liquor from center to tdreurrrefer-
FAST TIME MADE.
Robert J. an Easy Winner In the Lex
Lexington, Oct. 16. Robert J. was In
name fettle today and paced bis rivals to
a standstill, winning wnlh ease in
eftnilafhlt heats. Several quarters were
paced a't a 2-n.lnute otto.
In tihe 2:11 ohvss trot, purse $1,000, Lvnne
BtO iwbn first, second and fourth beats;
time, 2:llt4; 2:l4Uj; 3:llV4. Altaowon tWrd
In 2:11 and was second. -
In tihe spodaJ free for all, purse $8,000,
Robert J. wton; Frank Agan Mcond; John
R. Gentry third; Joe Patchan fourth;
time, 2:0014; 2:06; 2:0C.
ABANDONED THE JOB.
Temple. Tex., Odt. 16,-List nht when
the southbound Missouri, Kansas and
Texas train arrived at Llttfc River, elgtht
miles south of TVmp-.e, t)wo mutced men
cot on the engijne as the engineer putted
Out. Arriving t ha u.. .,ku .iiM MM
stopped and tfhe mall, exprnu car and
"""" wro puuieo over tne bridge. Here
an attempt .was made to blow the express
safe open iwlitflv dynamite.
The car was budOy wrecked but the Mfe
wv,s not opened! and the robbeni aban
doned the Job. .
SCHOOL TEACHER INDICTED. "
For Too Swrely Punishing- a Nlns-Year-Ok
Portland. Oct. is PMrr n a iv..
principal of the Stephens pubCIc school,
wb.. rooay muictea by the grand Jury
for asnult on tWe 9-yeir-otd son of
G. E. WoX Prof. Adimn chastised the
boy, and the parents claimed that the
punishment was too severe.
Six Hundred Troofl on BoarJ Were
Sh&riKfoal- Oct. 1ft k n rn'nalnii
ed today on a stewmshlp at Kunf Hal,
"r R-in unow. -line steamer was load
ed wluh troops, and tt Is reported that
six hundred of them were kilted.
BATTLE SHIP INDIANA.
Boston, Oct. It. The battle ship India
na (was siren a peel Lmi nary run today
over the government trial courso Oft tfhe
Masuachusetta coast, and the resuQt was
very sattafacfory. On the run op Xnt
course the average speed was 16.18 knots
an hour for two hours.
CHICAGO AN8 SAY TO BOSTON.
Intesestlns; Comparison of the Two Great
The foHowing greeting, sent by Chicago
to Boston, on the occasion of the celebra
tion by the latter city, on the J7th, of
Its 2Bth birthday anniversary. Is furl
of Interesting matter: It was September
17, ISM, that the "Court of Assistants,"
sitting In the "Great Hall" of Cnarles.
town, passed the following pithy resolu
tion: "It Is ordered that Trtraontaln
shall be called Boston. Two years later
It was declared that "Boston was the
nttaat place for public meetings of any
place on the bay." Then they built their
first houses, as wel as a meeting 1 10 use
wl a schoorhouse. They erected a wlnd
n'W on Coop's HI, set up a Beacon on
Beacon Hal. and they put a pillory and
stocks right In front of the meeting
bouse as a terror to sraVdoers. Bhip-bulidina-
and trade awaost began wltS tba
city. For tons; 1 line MM town was run
by the church, which made It hot for
witches, Quakers, and Baptists. In 1704
Boston bad Its first newspaper, the News
Letter, and In 1720 there were nearly
16,000 people living there. In 1770 it had
Its massacre, and In 177S Its Immortal
tea party. Then It went Into the revolu
tion and played a most important part
In 1S72, like Chicago, it had Its great
fire, and now it Is talking of emulating
Chicago in another way by making a
As young Chicago, nowi in her fffty-
eighth. year, contemplates Boston on her
two hundred and slxty-flfta year, tne
Hub appears venerable indeed. As she
reflects upon the fact that in these flfty
elgbt years she has gathered within her
limits more than three times as many
people as Botson has In the 265 years, or
twice as many counting; her annexed
suburbs, she wonders what she will be
when she, too, gets to the Hub City's
venerable age. Perhaps Ions; before that
time the ancient dame on Boston Bay
will be so Infirm she will need the helping
hand from stalwart Chicago, whose
strength wfU Increase with her years.
Notwithstanding the burden of years;
however, Boston Is stHl hare and vigorous
and can walk without cane. Chicago
congratulates her with all the enthusiasm
of youth and with proper respect for age,
OPENING OF THE CASCAD-B LOCKS.
The Time Is Approaching' for tba Cele
JuVlge J. H. D. Gray and wife while on
tlhelr recent trtp to the Dalles, visited
many otd friends and bad a very pleas
ant time. On the return by boat a short
stop iwae made alt fhe Cascades. The ci
tizens of The OtaUes begin to think that
they may yet Uve to see the opening of
the locks. The work Is weCI on to com-
pWtttoo and Contractor Day say hie wfll
have it. ftnMied so that steamer can
go through by January 1st, 1306. The
pocple of Astoria should take e':eps at
once Uo join the people of The Dales and
the state at large in properly recognising
tihe event. The time Is short and a work
of sutoh great Importance to Oregon ought
to be fit ting'! y celebrated so that the gov-
eminent . may see that this expensive
Improvement la duly appreciated by the
EXPENDITURES FOR CYCLES.
The people of no other country part
so freely with their money for recrea
tion and sport as do Americans. Millions
of dollars went Into the roller-skating
erase a few years ago, and now the
more substantial and apparently per
manent bicycle furore Is the leading chan
nel for the flow of the great American
doXar. A Boston paper has figured,
from reliable reports, that 600,01)0 bicycles
have been marketed In the last season.
Another estimate brought the figures up
to 660,000 machines sold. Assuming the
lower figure to be correct, over 15,000,-
00Q bas gone for the purchase ox machines
alone during 1895. In addition to this
original outlay every bicycle has expend
ed from 120 to K0 on a cos turn o and ma
chine outfit, easily -bringing the figures
up to 150,000,000 for putting our wheelmen
on the road ready for a run. No mors
Interesting study could be made than to
follow this tremendous sum of money
front the purchaser through the various
channels of disbursement In the labor
world. How many people have found em
ployment through It? How many have
grown rich? How many factories have
been changed from idleness to busy
timesT Another element for speculative
thought is, how many of these 600.000
new wheelmen meant to the roadside
tavernkeeper. The 'tuns" always end
at a wheelmen's headquarters' and in the
aggregate have brought thousands of dol
lars to the country hotelkeeper. Natur
ally, he want their trade and has thus
become a strong ally of the good roads
movement. Bo, too, have the wheelmen.
and here again bas come a heavy In
vestment of money, due largely to the
agitation of the wheelmen. More miles
of good roads have been built in the
last year than at any other period, 1
imagine. In the history of the country.
New York city a'jone has just appropriat
ed 1300,000 for a macadamised bicycle
path "from home to office," extending
the length of the city without a break,
and a million and a half la to be spent
there this year In .macadamising streets
In various neighborhoods. This Is not
done entirely for the cyclist, but their
demand for It has been the deciding fac
tor In moving the o facials to make the
change. Through all the states the good
roads demand, so long Ignored, has be
come one of Immediate concern by reason
M the stand taken by the wheel-men. It
bas only to be kept up to have our coun
try roads a source of pleasure and a
pride Instead of a disgrace. Henry L
Stoddard in Peterson's Megailne.
PATIENCE OF TOILERS.
Thomas Moore often wrote a short
poem almost Impromptu. He consumed
over two yeans hi reading and' prepar
ing material for "Lalia Rookh" and two
yeans more In writing that Inimitable
Olbbbn devoted over twenty years 01
bis lire to the. labor of reading for and
writing tihe "DeoMne and FaX." It is
one of the most stupendous Utemry
feats ever accompCblhed by the labor of
Johnson cornlmorfty required three or
Dour infontbs for the composition of a
drama. Hs generally revised It after
the rehearsals Had begun, adding tiers
and talcing away there as his judgment
and fancy dtotated.
Emerson Is reportd" often to have spent
from six months to a yeur In the com
position of one or bwb short essays. His
object was the condensation of the great
est poastUe thought Into the fewest num
ber of words.
Congreve would prepare a drama for
the stage m a week or ten days, though
four or five times tWJs period was given
do tba work of revision and reconstruc
tion sjter the tOay hod been to the
fa-vlng wrote the first 120 page of
"Bracebrldge 1111" in ten days; tne - a.
hambrsi" was rnostfy written during the
three months he spent at that palace; Me
"lire of George- WWsWngton requirru
nearly five years. "
Oudea labored nfneteen years on Ws
concordancs to the BOMe and Umwd'atlTy
flter Ms pUHfcaMoa Was sent to a lu
natic asydm. Hs never entirely recov
ered from the mental dnrjam Induced by
this gigantic under taking.
Highest of all ia Leavening Powet Latest U.S. Gov't Report
How They Feel About the
Shortage for This Year.
MORE THArL, ESTIMATED
San Francisco Salmon Talk Writ
ten up in a Chatty Manser for
tba Astorian's Baaders.
The following Interesting communica
tion was received bene yesterdUiy from
Mr. ea-mpel Elmore, who Is at present
VUltlng friends hi San, Frandscor
Down In the busTness. dMritt nearest
tio the water front around where Market
street Is being Joined by CaClfornb, Sac
ramento and CQay and adjacent fhcr
oufihifares, the tallc of today is saimon,
and It la saftmon here and1 there and
everywhere. 'Presidents of companies,
secretaries, superintendents, vommlsylon
merchants, packing and shipping men
connected wOtlh the salmon industries
have their day Just now, to be sure, and
on 'change the air te f ull of fish, talk.
The main topic of the many and varied
OonvensaitlonM, of course. Is the shortness
of the Alacfca pack for the sebson. It
ss conceded by sill ipartles concerned,
that the Alaska canneries are with per-
hapa on'y two exceptions, "short." Some
of the most conservative peoplu put the
total shortage at only 100,000 cases, but
estimates from other weCl-informed
sources put It at bdmost three times
that amount; as a Matter of fact, only
two Alaska canneries are reported to
have ai CuU pack and tMey are tHe Cook's
Imet and Chlcknlc Bay concerns.
Of course the buCk of the rfibrtage has
been on the side of Whe AJatoka Packers'
Association, but the ACaskla Improvement .
Company Is also reltaMry reported to
be at teast 20,000 cases short.
Before going any further, a good stury
making the roMnds among the boys "down
town" must be todd. It has been given
out by some was Uhfat the Initials of the
Alaska Packers' Association (A. P. A.)
are the reason for the failure of tihe
year's output, and Secretary Bradford
Is having hla busy life made miserable
by a lot bf correspondence which begs
htm to change the name of the combine
to take the "hoodoo" off.
, But, speaking seriously, there Is not
much' cheerfuCness among the Alaska
caniriers and packers.' Luckily ait the
pack was sold before the reauMs of the
season were known and as far as prices
are concerned none of therm will be
losers. They even hope thuit this year's
shoirtage will have a tendency to raise
prices Ifor next year, and, with the ever
ready hopefulness of tihe enterprising
merchant, they expect a big catch next
season to make up for this reason's
shortage. . One may travell for days
almong these men In the ratmon trade
and not find- a single man whto would say
thoft the shortage of this year pack
has any future significance.
"It Is Juet an off year," says one.
There via be plenty of ltefh next year,"
says another. . And so they pass line
One old treUfow got hlmseCf much' dis
liked yesterday because whiaie speaking
of the decrease of salmon In Alaska iwa
ters, he claimed that ft mhy. aot only
be temporary, tout penman ent. "I re
member," aald he, while the crowd list
ened, "that a fefrdw started a cannery
at Thin Point some Ave or six years
ago and the ftnst year he packed from
thirty to forty thousand case The very
next season he had only Vhree thoueand
cases and there Ihlas not been any saUnon
to speak of caught around that neighbor
hood since." They did not like the old
follow' ominous talk and he didn't get
any invitation to drink thaft afternoon.
What is stranga Is thlot nobody ven
tures any opinion as to the cause of
the dectlne of fish In Alaska waters. It
Is ust a matter of fatit and every body
takes It philosophically.- As far as Ret
ting any exact figures as to the actual
results la concerned, It is almost Impojrfl
te to do so at this time. In the first
place all the ships are not in a yet,
and it iwtl be November let before the
whole eadmon fleet to in the harbor. Be
sides Ithe big concerns have had too busy
a itlme to galther figures either for pub
lication or for other purposes, even If
they were wilting to do It. Th'at, under
the clrcurnstances, Whey are not eager to
give figures goes iwUhlout saying..
WlhJo can bCakne them?
The Pacific Whaling Company's can
neries on Prince WMlaim Sound and at
Copper River are said to be very thort,
some putting the amount alt 80,000 cases.
a'.thOugU this may be an over osmmsie.
The Alaska Improvement Company's
new cannery on the YouWalhUk near Chik
ak, has Just about tonte-tlaJf the pack ex
pected and all the oWher canneries along
the line are In pretty near the same
position, with the excepttbn of the two
That there Is Just a trifle of Jeaious
asperity almong these Alaska canneries,
when they refer to the great output of
Cotiumfola River u'.man. which) they aM
acknowledge exceeded expectations, need
not be mentioned, for sudh Is human
natun. But 1t would be a sore trW for
your neighbors, the Puget Sound people,
to hear how the pack of salmon la
spoken of, or rather silenced here.
"WWo caren btow much Puget Sound
produces?" svuid a very prominent com
missioner. 'Their flf.fr to of so Inferior
a quatlty and com-mamis an entirely
different trade from that of any other
salmon canned,' that people In the bus
IneM do not recognise It as a factor."
Wttatt a body blow such remarks (and
they are not ortly solitary, but quite
general) rmn be to your friends on the
Sound who so dearly '.ore to claim that
their summon It the very next thing to
the Columbia River arUde.
In a little whi:e I wilt proUahCy be
able to send you authorised figures say
ing Just what the comblnjd pack bf
Alaska salmbn for this season Is. and
at1) some mors details concerning the