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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 17, 1903)
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, SIIMLMHKK 17. WIM. '
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A PRIMITIVE METHOD.
Baker City has returned to the primi
tive method of enforcing respect for
law and order through the vigilante com'
mittee. The excuse for the rejuvenation
of this organisation of by-gone days is
the unusual number of robberies and min
or depredations commited in that city re
cently. "The Herald", a paper publish'
ed daily in Baker City and labeled "The
Paper of the People" and "The Only
Real Newspaper published in Baker City"
states, probably through mii-informa'
tion,that a vigilante committee is being
organized and directed by the peace of
ficers of the city and county, two deputy
sheriffs taking aleading part
The Monday evening edition of the
Herald makes the following call to arms !
"All citizens who are interested in the
movement are requested to meet tonight
at the Court House, to either join in the
raid or suggest a course of action."
' This is certainly refreshing coming
from the city of schools, churches and
prosperity in eastern Oregon. Jt smacks
of pioneer times and days of '49 btn
pendant from convenient limbs law
breakers expiated their crimes without
the tedious process of judge and jury.
Interesting developments are to be ex
pected from the Baker City method of
dealing with evil doers. The police, it is
announced, have been good enough to
"spot" the bad men and they are to be
extended the courtesy of an invitation to
leave town. It is presumed the invitation
will be accepted. But if not will come
the real work of the vigilantes. Their
Canrse of procedure is not divulged. Dis
patched fiom Baker City will tell. The
public meantime, will have to await de
velopments. The call for volunteers, it
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is to be observed, excludes no one and
the bold highwaymen, burglars and rob
bers will no doubt respond in large cum
bers to make suggestions and join in the
crusade against themselves.
The Baker City paper does not disclose
whether or j.ot the district-attorney is
taking part in the demonstration against
lawlessness. Captain Sam White, be
sides captain of the local 'militia com
pany and chairman of the democratic state
central committee, is district-attorney of
the Baker City district. His presence
would lend dignity to the conrt-honee
meeting but as his name is not mentioned,
the district-attorney is probably only an
interested spectator. Captain White's
sense of proprieties and experience with
extra-legal proceedings will perhaps op
erate to prevent his assuming leaderehip ;
'n the movement. A little more than a!
year ao, there was a vigilante organize -,'
tion formed in a little town of Malheur j
connty not fai fiom Baker City. The!
vigilantes raided a Chinese settlement,
ransacking stores and flailing Chinamen !
The result was, the bringing of the state j
into disrepute in diplomatic circles at j
Washington and a pending damageclaim '
against the government for $80,000.
It no doubt will yet occur to the Baker
City people to let the officers of the law
deal with law-breakers, and if the present
ofhVers are not equal to the occasion to
elect another set.
The accidents daily averted by collision
ol bicycles and other vehicles on Astor-!
ia's streeta should serve as a caution to
both drivers and riders. It has been !
only a few days since a young man was
killed by collision with a team, and many j
narrow escapes from a similar fate have ;
been reported of late. The dispatch of 1
business in a thriving town requires
hurry, but affords no excuse for careiesa- j
ness and it is time fur drivers and wheel- ;
men on thedty'a common thorough fart s ;
to accept the warnjng to obferve tl e
rights of each other. !
The lessons of the rate war between
the eteamers plying the Columbia from
The Dalles to Portland were well learn- j
ed in Astoria. More that two years' ex- j
nertence taught that the larger city j
benefited and the smaller suffered. The
tendency to go to the larger cities to
do shopping, far-reaching, and prac-.
tlced even by the families of business ,
men who should be more patriotic, Is
encouraged by these low rates. People I
will find an excuse to go to Portland, j
under those circumstances, and money j
belonging by all the equities of local J
commerce is diverted. The Dalies peo- J
pie should discourage this rate war and ',
thereby bring about a spwdy settle- i
ment of '.ho differences. !
announcement made yesterday that we would be$in today
the most startling sale of
Has materialized. The goods are
here and ready for your inspection
DON'T HESITATE ABOUT IT!
The display will last one weeh only. Come now
THE LOWEST PRICE
British ship "Port Patrick" from
Hamburg. Neither the master nor th
undersigned agents will be resdjisible
for any debts contracted by the crew.
GIRVEN & EYRE, Consignees.
Boys' school suits at Danzlgers.
Mirror Baths are kept open on Sun
day for baths. For first-class work In
the tonsorial line, call at the Mirror
Baths, 636 Commercial street, Astoria,
See Danzlger's display of Boys' and
Youths' suits and overcoats.
Notice is hereby given that I, Jay
Yuen Kwong, and
have this day purchased all the mer
chandise, including the store fixtures,
belonging to Jesse Fong heretofore
doing Business under the firm name of
Jesse Fong & Company, at 420 Comer
clal street, Astoria, Oregon. All cred
itors of Jesse Fong & Company are re
quested to present their bills for pay
ment on the 25th day of September,
l'.K3. Notice Is further given that I yill
not be responsible for any debts con
tracted by the late firm of Jesse Fong
Company. JAY YUEN KWONG.
Astoria, Oregon, September 14, 1903.
Mr. Charles Wlrkkala, the new pro
prietor of The Louvre, will have a
grand opening on next Saturday night,
Spt. 1, 1903, to which the public are
invited. Mr. Wlrkkala is well known
In Astoria and he wishes to see old
friends and new ones on this occasion.
Don't forget the date. slS-19
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C, W. Barr Dentist
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