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ASTORIA N, NO. 65, V0L.LVI1.
. ASTORIA, OREGON." FRIDAY. DECEMBER 18, 1903.
NEWS, XIV, NO. 136
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Cor. Bond and 12th Sts. - Astoria, Oregon
: A CHOICE
BooKs, Leather Goods and Novelties
Come and Take a Look..
j; N. GRIFFIN.
Up to the
we shall sell at 20 per ceul. reduction from reg
: . " "ular price the following goods:
Benedicts Quadruple Silver Plated
Knives Forks and Spoons, Berry
, Spoons, Fruit Spoons, Sugar
Spoons, Butter Knives, etc.
Also Silver Plated Table Ware for Children, Such
, as Knives,' ForKs, Spoons and Mugs.
FOARD "ft STOKES COMP'NY
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Quite the mot dis-
tinguished looking of
1 the many good over
coats we are showing
"belt overcoat." The
, belt is the back only
doesn't go all the
-The coat,' however,
; is an' "all-round" sty
le garment; has all the
characteristics ol the
Hart, Schaffner &
Marx product style
" fine tailoring, best
You Need a Bath
AT LEAST ONCE
Tou might as well bath In the
river as In an old wooden tub, but '
there Is no occasion tor doing
either so long as up-to-date bath
tubs can be had reasonably. Talk
with us about'the matter. ,
W. J. SCULLtfY
4J0-472 Commercial. Phone Black 2243
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Consular Agents of This Govern
ment Should Be Scouts of Our
IDEA OF CONGRESSMAN ESH
Says We Should See to It That Terms
of Monroe Doctrine Are Lived
Up to by All of the ;
New York, Dec: 18. In the address
at the annual banquet of the group
eight 'of the New York State Bankers'
Association, Congressman John. J. Esh,
of "Wisconsin, who discussed "steps to
promote trade," said:
"The battles of the future will not
be on tented fields, but on the high
ways of commerce. In these battles
that -nation will best succeed which
has best solved the questions of Production,-transportation
"What ought ,ve to do to obtain cur
just share ' of South, American, com
merce? 'We ought to enforce the Mon
roe doctrine and apply it to any Euro
pean power that attempts to get a
coaling station on or near the American
'!lf we would improve our commerce
we must improve our consular service.
Our consuls' are and ought to bo. the
scouts of our foreign trade. To do this
they should be keen, active diplomatic
men of business, men learned in mrl
time and commercial law and versed in
the language of the people with whom
they do business." i
SMALL SALARY BIG THEFTS.
Nine-Dollar a Week Clerk Steals $200
a Day From Employers
Chicago, Dec, 1,8. 'While working
on a salary of $9 a week Gus A.
Grigsby has robbed his employers: at
the rate of $200 a day, according to
Manager David L. Rose, of M. L.
Barret & Company.
When arrested $250 worth of costly
vanilla beans were found concealed
in Grigsby's clothing. In the few
months that his meager , salary has
kept' him attached to the firm It Is
believed that he has stolen betwen
$12,000 and $15,000 worth of stock.
Grlgsby has held the position of
chemist helper for the Importing firm
for the past nine months. After his
arrest Grisby admitted that his pesula
tions had been made during most of
that time. '
"I needed a little ready money," he
said, and made no other explination.
STOLE FORTUNE IN DIAMONDS.
Claims Aggregating $150,000 Filed
Against. New York Broker
New York, Dec. 18. Claims thus
far aggregating $150,000 have been
presented against Hyman Gattle, a
diamond broker, who disappeared last
Bankruptcy proceedings brought
against Gattle have disclosed, it is al
leged, that he had procured from deal
ers in Amsterdam, Holland ;' Utica, N.
Y., and this city diamonds worth more
than $200,000 on the memorandum
plan and had pawned much of the
goods. Pawn tickets showing a face
value of $37,000 have thus far been
found, but It is said $30,000 worth of
stones can not be located. The cred
itors asseit Ga t'e kept in gn.-id stand
ing for several months by making the
first payments to the dealers, who al
lowed nine months for the balance.
SERUM TAKEN FROM HORSES.
New Cure for Typhoid Discovered by
New York, Dec. 18. It has been
learned that the neiy typhoid serum
In use at Beth Israel hospital, In this
city, where 30 cases already have been
successfully " treated, ' Is prepared by
immunizing horses just as that, for
diptheria Is manufactured.
It was -discovered by " Dr Jeze, of
Berne, Switzerland, and pent by him
to a staff physician of the hospital.
' Th Taeoma's 'officers. '
Vailejo, Cal.. Dec. 18. The follow-
ng officers (iav been detailed for duty
In the new cruiser Tacoma, soon to
le commissioned: Commander, Reg-
inald Nicholson, in command; Lieutenant-Commander
Harry George, execu
tive officer; Ensign, H,,K, Cage;
midshlpman.W. W. Galbralth; first
lieutenant, Paul E. Chamberlain, who
is to drill and instruct a marine guard
for the ship.
t Defalcation Wat Heavy.
Berkeely, Cai., Dee .18. Win. Mc
Kowan, the defaulting secretary of
the board of university regents, is stil
in jail, and Is not making any effort
to secure his release on bail. It Is
stated that McKowan's disposition at
present Is not to make any defense
whatever but to throw Himself on the
mercy of the regents. ' ; "N
Many rumors are In circulation con
cerning the amount of defalcations,
some of the statements placing the
amount as high as $70,000.-
STOLE MONEY TO PLAY POKER.
Brown University Student Confesses
, to Long Series of Thefts. ,
Providence, p. I.,- Dec. 18. Poker
playing among students of Brown Uni
versity has led to the arrest of Ralph
E. Bancroft of Stoneham, Mass., on
the charge of larceny. He was put on
pi onation, after the case was heard but
has been dismissed from the university.
Members of the faculty declare that
the card playing which involved Ban
croft did not take place in the college
Ever since the college year opened
students who patronized the swimming
pool had been losing money and other
valuables. In a most nysterious man
ner wallets disappeared from their
clothing. Various traps were set, but
none proved effective until yesterday
afternoon when an electric "buzzer '
was rigged In the office. At the other
end of the wire was a pocketbook. Ban
croft was left alone in the locker room
and a few minutes later the alarm
sounded, A marked bill which had
been placed in the pocketbook is alleg
ed to have been, found In Bancroft's
shoe. He confessed that he had per
petrated the long series of thefts the
proceeds of which ranged from small
change up to $25 and declares his los
ses at cards had drawn him Into the
MINISTER WAS TURNED DOWN.
Turkish Representative Receives Vary
Washington, Dec. 18, Chekib Bey,
the Turkish minister, called at the
state department yesterday afternoon
with a cablegram from the sublime
porte to the effect that the American
consul at Alexandretta, Mr. Davis,
had treated the police In a rough way.
He was politely informed that his ex
planation did not agree with the facts
as the state department had learned
them. It was plainly Indicated to the
minister that the explanation sent by
the Porte was far from satisfactory
and that If it had been presented In
the hope of tempering the vigorous
policy already begun by the state de
partment to obtain reparation and ap
pology, the hope wos a vain one.
FOUL STRIKE RULE RESCINDED.
American Baseball League Abandon
Experiment Tried Last Season '
Chicago, Dec. 18. Officers of the
American Baseball League at their
annual meeting have rescinded the
foul strike rule adopted last year as
an experiment and declared In favor
of a schedule of 15 games in order to
meet extension of the national leaigue
schedule. The playing schedule will
open April 15. '
The National League recently de
clared In favor of the foul strike rule
and it is generally believed that
trouble will be experienced before a
rule satisfactory to both leagues' can
be agreed upon. The affairs of the
Pacific coast league came up for dis
cussion during the meeting, but the
question was referred to President
Johnson, who Was given poweu to act
for the American League In any at
tempt that might be made to get Inde
pendent leagues on the const to join
with organizations east of the Roe'k'y
? President Entertaini.
Washington, .Dec. lP.f-A jdinher In
honor of the cabinet.' which marked
the opening of 'the social season at
the White House was given by Pres
ident and Mrs.V Roosevelt last night.
Invited to meet the members of the
cabinet was a large company, includ
ing the members of the senate nd
househouse. an dout of town- guest's '. ,
General Dewet Says People of the
Transvaal Are Greatly in
Need of Assistance. .
CROPS HAVE BEEN FAILURE
Drought Has Ruined the Harvests and
Widows' and Children of Sol
diers Are in Distress in
Chicago, Dec. 18. Peter Von Vlis
sincen has received a letter from Gen
eral Dewet, acknowledging the receipt
of $1,165, a contribution to the Boers
In the neighborhood of Kopje Siding,
Orange River Colony, who were ruined
By, the recent war and unfavorable
Conditions since the conclusion of
peace.' ' ' ." ' '' '
"Accept," writes General Dewet, "my
thanks for your services in behalf of
our poor, ruined people and also to
those who enabled you to send this sum
We hardly have had rain Bince the con
clusion of peace and harvests have
"Further help would be welcor.-.r. I
do not ask anything for myself, but
beseech further aid for the widows
and children of the heroes killed In
the recent war." , . :.
Drowned by Companion.
Seattle, Dec. IS. Arthur Ferris
was convicted at - Sidney of man
slaughter for the killing of James
Grisdale .Jr., by drowning. Grisdale,
Ferris and Alonzo Douglas left a log
ging camp in a boat to get some logs
about , a mile and a half away. Ferris
and Grisdale quarreled, Grisdale was
thrown overboard according to Doug
las' testimony and held under water
by Ferris until life was extinct. The
trial of Douglas as an accomplice has
been set for January 11.
Stole Car of Wheat.
Seattle, Dec. 18. J. C. Graves, yard
master of the Great Northern rail
way,' was arrested last night In con
nection with the alleged theft of a
car of wheat from the Great Northern
railway a short time ago. Herman
Relnhart, manager of the Arlington
dock, and P. J. Flynn, foreman of
If you want anything good go to
Dunbar's the cheapest store
in Astoria for fine goods
Grand Opening Display
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The A. Dunbar Co.
the Great Northern yards, have al
ready been arrested in the same con-
Japan Made the Offer.
New York, Dec 18. It is understool
here, says a Herald dispatch from
Buenos Ayres. Arggentina, that the
reported offer by an English firm t
purchase the Argentine war vessels
built In Italy, was made on behalf ' of
the Japanese government. , No decis
ion has Been reached by the Argen
SEEKS TO GET HER FORTUNE.
Woman Wants $135,000 Left to Her
in Her Infancy. .. ;
Chicago, Dec. 18. Left an heiress
In her Infancy and only discovering the
fact when she was 27 years old and
I married, is the experience related to
Probata Judge Cutting, by Mrs. Clara
Lain Malcolm, In proceedings begun
to ascertain what had become of an
estate valued at $135,000, alleged to have
bean dissipated by her father and guar
dian, C. W. Laing, once a real estate
denier In Chicago. ' Uhe court ordered ,
a box in the safety deposit vault op
ened in the hope that some remnant
of the property may be discovered.
Mrs Malcolm told the court that her
I mother died in 1876.' Immediately af
terward the little girl was sent to her
father's parents in, Lapeer, Mich. Oc
casionally she said, her father sent her
m.inev, the largest, sum being $30, but
she never knew she was an heiress un
til sho was married last June and went
to re.ide In Ann Arbor. ' .
Judge Cutting ordered a oitatlon Is
sued for the plaintiff's father to compel
his appearance In court. ;
GOVERNMENT FORCES BEATEN.
San Dominican Revolutionists
, Decided Advantage.
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New York Dec. 18.-This city has
been surrendered to the revolutionists
without' fighting, says a Herald dis
patch from Puerto Plata, Santo Do
mingo. , . '
The government forces, after a severe
battle, have been forced to abandon
Santiago de Los Caballeros. They,
were short of ammunition.
General Caceres, who announced that
he would support the provisional Presi
dent Morales, has fled and covered up
his tracks. This is reckoned as estab
lishing the supremacy of Ex-Preaident
Jlmlne In the northern part of the
island. i '
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