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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1908.
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Offlelai 'napivV CUiUop eouuVT and
(WO w paid t 4,701.000, n vornga
of about fSOO. Tht increase- in the
average number of employe wa
per nt and In the aggregate wage
paid f 52.71. During th flv year, ao
cording to tba Census Bureau, the In
crease in ma nuraner or factories was
542 per cent, Ja the capital employed
W.7S per cent State tn dollar the
increase in capital waa 14,121,000,000,
in wra 1600,000,000, and In "value of
product $3,500,000, The increase wm
greater in the South than In any other
Western Oregon, Western
Washington Generally fair,
wanner, except near the coast
- East era Oregon, Washington
Fair and warmer. e
HUSBANDS AND WIVES. ,
A good huband makea good wife.
Some men can neither do without wive
nor with them; they are wretched alone
in what la called aine blessedness,
tad they make their hornet miserable
when they yet married; they are like
Tompkins dog which could not bear to
be loo and howled when ha waa tied
up. llappy bachelor are happy hua
bands, and a happy husband ie the
happiest of men. A well matched con-
pie carry a joyful life between them,
a the two spies carried the cluster of
Esrhol. They multiply their jova by
sharing them, and lessen their troubles
by dividing them. This t a fine arith
metici The wagon of care rolls lightly
long as they pulTtogether and when
it drags a little heavily, or there'a a
bitch anywhere, they love each other
all the more, and so lighten the labor.
THE SEASIDE OCEAN-CANAL.
With every desire to accord the last
measure of merit to the proposed
schema to connect th Pacific ocean with
Young's Bay vi Seaside and tha Ne
eanicum and Skipanon, we are compelled
to declare our disbelief in its" efficacy,
and our certainty of its inutility.
. Primarily, there is no earthly ret
son for ita existence. No conceivable
conditions can warrant ita construction,
unless it be upon the far-fetched predi
eate that it might operate as an aux
fliary entrance) to the Columbia lirer
in the event of a prolonged congestion
of traffic on the bar of the river itself,
supposition well classified with the
dream-atnff of which the projected ca
nal itself U built.
The Columbia river is the main, nat
ural, accessible channel to the "inland
empire and time wilj render it amen
able to very demand that commerce
can make upon it It is the logical
adaptable outlet and inlet to
and from the great basin be
hind it, and it will be duly ap
plied to ita tremendous duty just as
M the will of an honest engineer
and the demands of two sovereign
tste can prevail at Washington
gainst the machinations of the con
tending transportation concerns at pres
ent dominating the northwest
, Tha day will come when even they
must turn to the Columbia river and
Ita bar, jettied, protected, deepened, for
the cream of the world's traffic from
and to the eea, as this great section
measures its interest in it No scheme,
however feasible, can outweigh the su
preme and primal efficacy of the magnif
icent river penetrating the heart of
the boundless north and west and any
subsidiary program must be deemed in
imical to the one and only pregnant
' rational and practicable plan, that of
clearing and maintaining the bar of the
There are those that go So far as
to betieve that the Seaside canal is in
spired at Puget Sound for the express
purpose of minimizing, retarding and
defeating the work of the government
on the Columbia jetties, but without
conceding so flagrant an initiative, we
hold the canal e barren, inopportune,
inoperative and valueless proposition,
and deprecate its larger discussion, on
the ground that the State of Oregon
and the State of Washington will pre
vail, in time, for the completion of the
bar jetties, and the acquisition of a
channel that shall forever put the river
and its great cities and territories in
easy and instant touch with the busi
ness of the world. We are willing to
wait, almost indefinitely, rather than
eee the stultification and abandonment
of this immense and righteous project
at the hands of the government of the
BACK STAMPING ABOLISHED.
A new order haa been issued by the
Postal Department whereby 'what is
known as "back stamping," letters has
been abolished in some of the larger
Eastern offices, including New York.
Chicago and Boston. This means that
the stamp on the back of letters, de
noting the time received at the dis
tributing office, will not be made, thus
making it impossible to tell the ex
act time a letter is received at the
office to which it is directed. It is
claimed that the practice of "back
stamping" is obsolete and it entails
more work than it is worth.
INSURANCE COMPANIES STRONG
Majority Rot Seriously Affected by
Past Bad Year,
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct, 18.-Scer.
tsry J. L Field of the State Building
A loan Commission, lias died hi an
nual report of the building and loan
societies operating and doing business
In California with Governor Pardee
The report shows that In spite of the
great fire of la4 ., April, which de
atroyed hundred of millions bt prop
erty In San Francisco, not one of those
societies was seriously affected and
that all will be able to pay their Ha
bilitles in full, although some delay is
caused by the total destruction of all
book accounts and reeorda of tha so
cletiea located in Ran FrancUoo and
by the destruction of all records in
the offices of (he commission.,
The volume of real, estate held by all
association ha ba materially d
creased while the reserve fund show a
very considerable Increase indlcsttivt of
increased stability and aolvencr. The
106 associations reporting have ag
gregate assets of tl9.238.W8. , ,
IN THE CITY THEATERS.
DON'T MAKE A MISTAKE.
Tha r.Mmd W1.1n C.n.U- Hlnht
Will Be Season Great Event
It scents certain that all the adjee
tivc, justified by English, authority have
been utilised la application to George
Ade best of American eomedlre. "The
(Vllcge Widow," Mr, A'lel masterpiece
appears not to be merely a pleasant p
time once seen and then itismiased from
the mind, but I evidently possessed of
such permanent qualities a almost ' K
not quite qualify it for a pi among
the classic. It U infrequently true
that great popular success meet with
ft practically unanimous word of approv
al from professional critic but pub
lie and pre, In the matter of Mr. A le's
play, seem In perfect accord.
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EXPRESS PLAYS SAMARITAN.
Passenger Train Helps Desert Traveler
; and Bnrro.
The aggregate wages paid to the
employes of manufacturing industries
In the United States during the year
1905,' was, in round nuinbets. $2,661,
000,060. As the wage earners number
ed 5.492.000 the average, per capita,
was $532. In the year 1900 $2,005,000,-j
A living is all that any man can
have. One may imagine thnt by excess
he is getting more; but he is really get
ting less for ill-health and aeriflce of
respect are not gain, but losses.
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O EDITOR A L SALAD. O
Depend not on another, rather lean
upon thyself; trust to thine own .ex
ertions; subjection to another's will
gives pain; true happiness consist in
CHICAGO, Oct. 18. A dispatch to the
Becord Herald fromvLo Angeles, Cal.
Passengers on the Loa Angele lim
lted of the Salt Lake Railroad who
arrived In Lo Angele yesterday told
of a prospeetor who stopped train
running forty miles sn hour in the mid
die of the Major desert by flagging it
with his hat to secure water for him
self and burro. The train crew sup
plied them all by the bucketful a
quickly as possible and trted the lim
ited on Its way again. An old Neva
da law. which allows deert traveler
who are In distress to stop trains and
demand water and compels train crews
to provide the needed
TV- -V.tln 1 J ........ A. 4.
j A UV VAH'fV If IUVW VUI11W M) AW
tort Sunday night with strong ct
I new production and th perfection of
detail that ctiaraoteritwe all th effort
of Henry W. Savage, Chronic dlsin
cllnatlon to be amused i tha one i
cue possible to th man who ss this
play and fails to wx nthulatle. It
I asserted and probably I fullest
truth, that "The College Widow" h
been witnessed by more people than
ny other ply of equal age, and on
who haa een It doe not uully rest
content until he has marshalled hi
friend for a return vllt Mr. Ade's
play will hat the benefit of every ac
cessory that liberal management may
"A PHILOSOPHIC TRAMP,"
Webater say th definition of the
word "trmp." a appllfd to a human
being Is a "foot traveler stroller, vag
rant, vagabond." Any on of th above
term would apply to "Weary Willi."
the tramp In "The Convict' Ihiugh-
f,. ,.. Iter," on of the most powerful drama-
presenting tonight the senwtlonal 5-act melodnmi
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or ,"IIKR AT(j)fII5MpNT"
t ; Popular Prices; 15c, 25c and 35c. r r
iox crnca open mi curtain goes up at ius sharp.
still holds. Tbe old prospector knew it,
o did the engineer.
SWITCH TENDERS STRIKE.
Possibilities Jnst Apparent to New Com-,
CHICAGO, Oct. 18. On thousand
witch tender employed in Chicago,
about 10 Mr pent rt whom r irln.
pled and incapacitated for other work. ,H'uUU, rwwkaa made the play one
tlo play by an American author ever
produced la thi country. But th au
thor b departed from the old conven
tional line, nd made th character a
noble one, and on a higher grade than
the uxual atag tramp. The hero, or
"philosophic tramp." a the author call
him, is skilled, determined, cool nd ra
tional. Ill very presence on the stage
Intensifies the dramatic scenes, and It
brilliancy of dialogue and wealth of
In London there are 124.000 paupers
and vagrants, 30,000 casual poor in
lodging houses, 20,000 pauper lunatics,
6,009 imbeciles, and 50,000 criminal
v. r" a r
How large; the clothespin industry
really is may be gathered from the
fact that no less than 1,250,000 five
gross boxes are manufactured every
year in the United States alone.
A Canadian court has ruled that a
husband I responsible for what hi
wife eays. Thi seems to be placing
a fearful responsibility upon the shoul
der of suffering mankind,
The writer in a fashion magazine who
asked, rWTiat should we take on a
long railroad trip?" is liable to get all
kinds of advertising matter from dis
tilleries throughout the country,
And we have been given plenty of
reasons in this country to realize that
surplus money is usually most injurious
of all to its unworthy possessors, who
too often in the first generation are os
tentatiously vulgar, in the second idle,
and in the third degenerate.
completed the organwation of union
last nljjht. The men ar paid a max
imum wage of $35 ft month. They de
clare that If they refused to remain at
their posts the roads would be com
pelled to hire able bodied men to do
the work at muh higher wages.
ine new union nas oeen granted a
charter by the International Switch
men's Union and by the American Fed
eration of Labor. ,
MISSOURI WANTS ISLAND.
KAVSAS CTTYTTfo, Oct. H.-At-torney
General Herbert S. Hadley of
Missouri has decided to Institute pro
ceedings in the United State Supreme
Court to establish title to Island Park,
in the Missouri river, between Clay
county, Mov, and Wyandotte County,
Island Park comprises nearly a sec
tion of land In the Missouri river. Prize
fights and other law breaking have tak
en place without hindrance on the isl
and, it being outside of all state jur
isdiction. After the Joe Woleott-Billy
P.hodes fight last month, Governor Folk
took action to have the ownership of the
island determined.. . .
RELATIVES GET ESTATE.
Somebody haa figured it out that "if
the Christian church in America could
be brought to give one postage stamp
per capita a week to foreign missions,
it would give $10,000,000 ft year. If one
car fare- a week, $.30,000,000, if one dish
of ice cream a week, $100,000,000.''
Wing Ah Fong, a well known Chinese
capitalist, who was known to fame
chiefly a the father of thirteen beau
tiful daughters, all of whom became
the wives of men of prominence, four
having married into the American army
and navy, died in China, on Tuesday,
After suffering for years from what
Iflie doctor pronineed consumption,:
a Massachusettg young lady coughed up
a, cent and recovered, but the plan will
not work in all cases. Thousands of
poor sufferers .from what the doctors
pronounce the same disease, have cough
ed up thousands of dollars without ex
periencing the least relief.
Will Showing Other .Intentions
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 18. All of
the $300,000 estate of C. E. Rchoema
kopf, the wealthy real estate dealer of
this city, who died suddenly on a train
last week, will be inherited by a broth
er In Chicago, and a sister In Wurtem
burg, Cermany, in spite of the fact that
the dead man had planned for more
than ten j;ears to leave his vast holdings
to charity and religious organizations.
An unsigned will showing this inten
tion was found, but a thorough search
has faled to discover ft valid document
disposing of the estate. The estate will
Is? administered by the public administrator.
of the ueeevf of the season. "The
Convict's Daughter will It the attrao
tion at the new Astoria Theater on
Saturday night next, and Is counted one
of the solid melodramatic successes of
last season. The setrct of its suc-ess
is that it touches the heart-strings of
ifo auditors. It is also filled with com
edy of the higher order and does not
depend upon buffoonery or vulgarity to
amuse the public. It come to Us this
yeor.with entirely new scenery and al
together brighter and better than ever.
R. E. ELVERS, Manager. V
Only One Night
Saturday; Octoter 20lli
The Groat Comedy Drama
Interesting and intense throughout'
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AT THE STAR,
The Mack Swain Company.
At the Star Theater last night was
presented "Felicia or Her Atonement,'
truly a powerful play, one of surpass
ing intcret, a vivid picture of human
passions - aml emotions a story that
compels attention from first to last, a
theme that causes one to think and
reflect. Corn. King Swain was simply
superb, as "Madame Duliois," ft woman
with ft past known to the gay world
of Taris as "FqIIcIb," and displayed a
force of tragic power, a depth of emo
tion that came as a surprise even to her
moht ardent admirers. At all times, in
pleading for mercy to the man "who
threaten to bctTay the secret of her
past life, In battling for the welfare
of ber son, in fierce denunciation of
hep enemy, in pitiful protest against
her unhappy fate, to her final renuncia
tion of the ties of this world and her
great atonement, she was perfect, and
proved herself an artiste of the great
est morit. Jas. Miller as "Captain Dan
iel," is deserving of all praise. It was
an excellent characterization Alf
Lane wa very good as "Montjoe," and
the same must be said of Mr. Frank
as "Beauchamp" and Mr, Berrell as
"Codefroy." Anna Jordan as "Edith,"
was all that the character called for,
and Daisy P'Arva as "Ceasarine,"
though she had but little to do, did that
little well. The same bill tonight. Re
served seat can be secured at the
box office frcun 2 to 4 p. m., either in
person or by 'phone.
Only One Night
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
Henry W. Savage Offers George Ade's
' ' The Play Upon Which
All America Has Stamped Indelibly the
NB.The entire 'magnificent scenic equipment of
a xie voucge wiuow is assured.
PRICES 50c to $1.50.
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