The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, January 20, 1904, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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Morning Astorian
Established 1873.
Application intuit Jauuary 4, 1904, to le
entered s socotul-einss mail matter, at the post
office at Astoria. Oregon.
Seat y Mail, per year . . .
Sent by mail, por mouth ......
1 Served y carriers, per mouth.,
.$c 00
. 59
Seat by nail, per year, in advance $1 00.
A day or two ago a Portland woman, who works
as a servant, gave her husband $165 to make the
first payment on a lodging house which she hoped to
purchase. The husband dropped iuto Eriekson's
place and played the fascinating game of "21" until
the money was gone. The woman reported the mat
ter to District Attorney Manning and asked him if
he could recover it. He 'phoned to Mr. Erickson,
stating the circumstances, and that gentleman replied
as follows: "Goto hell."
Just when a man ought to "go to hell" is a ques
tion that is mighty hard to answer. Mr. Manning
could have replied, "IH die first," but didn't, so he
is evidently of the opinion that he will not "go to
hell." At all events he does not purpose "going to
hell" until he has instituted suit to recover double
the amount of the losing, which is provided for by
the law. Before starting on the trip blandlv urged
by Mr. Erickson, Mr. Manning will cause him to be
brought into court to show cause why he should not
pay over to the poor woman twice the amount of the
sum lost by her loving spouse.
There are times when a man, especially an official,
ought not "go to hell." He 6ught to decline to do so
when the interests of the weak and unprotected are at
stake when there is exercise ahead for the strong
arm of the law. He ought to steadfastly decline to
do so when, in attempting to enforce the provisions
of the law, he is urgently invited to take himself
hence. That's' what officials are for to remain here
on earth and look after the lawbreakers.
In the case in question the person most to blame is
the husband who squandered his wife's savings. No
one will dispute this. But, the money having been
squandered, the matter of the woman's protection
arises. The husband might be scolded severely.
either by District Attorney Manning, or by Mr.
Erickson, but that wouldn't help the woman, who has
been illegally deprived of her mite. That mite
should be returned to her, and, as he is an essential
factor in the administration of the law which will
give the woman back her money, Mr. Manning ought
to decline to adopt Mr. Eriekson's suggestion, which
has been inopportunely offered.
evils havq been attacked so vigorously that the "new
law tenement" of today is a more healthful, safe and
ttttrnetivo dwelling than was the average Hat of ten
years ago.
There used to 1 certain pernicious superstitions
which, originating in New York, spread through the
country. One of them was that the poor lived in
squalid slums because, they did not want, anything
better. It was no use to give them running water,
for they would uot use it, nor bathtubs, for they
would, till them with eoal and ashes. Now it has
been proved that decent houses can be kept clean,
that bathtubs will be used when they are furnished,
and that the desire for civil iad quartern is so string
that the houses which promise them have the apart
ments rented from tho plans before they are built.
The slum is not a noeessary evil, and the civiliza
tion of those cities that tolerate it will be under in
dietmeut until it is uprooted. .
The fact that two and one half million people in
New York city live in tenements gives the impression
that there is a necessary connection between poverty
and tenement house life, for the metropolis contrives
to magnify its own conditions to a national scale,
says the Saturday Evening Post. But the authorita
tive book on the subject just prepared by Tenement
House Commissioner De Forest, of New York, and
Mr. Laurence Veiller, conveys the cheering infor
mation that the evil hardly exists in other American
Philadelphia is known everywhere as a city of
homes. The tenement system does not exist there,
and such bad conditions as there are in the small
houses of the poor could be readily remedied. Then
is no tenement house problem in Chicago. There
are slums in Baltimore, but practically no tenements.
Tenement -houses are "practically unknown in
They are not to be found to any extent in San Fran
cisco, in New Orleans, in Milwaukee, in Detroit, in
Louisville, in Minneapolis, in St. Paul, in Providence,
in Rochester or in Deuver. '
Some important cities are fortunate enough to be
free, not only from the tenement problem, but even
"from a housing problem. In Detroit, for instance,
"the homes of a majority of the working men and
poor people of the, city are for the most part thor
oughly comfortable, and most of the people live in
separate houses. "
The only American cities outside of New York
that have a really serious tenement problem are
Boston, Cincinnati, Pittsburg and Hartford. The
evil in each case has been the outgrowth of local eon-
, ditions that can be, remedied. . In New York these
The Portland Journal makes the holdup business
the subject of an interesting text in its issue of Mon
day. The Journal wants to know if it pays, and
offers conclusive proof to show that it does not. Local
conditions are cited in support of this view. In
Portland 23 holdups occurred between December 1
and January 16. The artists secured the sum total
of $286.55, or $11.46 for each trick turned. There
are usually two men involved in every holdup, so the
net proceeds ner man weiv 5.7:1
So far as the financial aspect of the situation is
concerned, this is a decidedly poor showing for the
most strenuous of all callings. The capital mwssarv
to conduct a holdup business is, we agree", small, but
the emoluments are not large. There ia no mouopoly
of the business, and the amount contributed bv the
citizens of Portland was distributed, no doubt, among
a considerable number of thugs. The per capita
per thug for the 49 days will thus be seen to be
insignificant one.
It is to be presumed from this the holdup busi
ness is followed by two classes of men those who
need small amounts and are willing to take long
chances to get them, and thoso with a natural crav
ing for undue excitement. The latter class is small,
and it is not unreasonable to supjose that most of the
thugs are out for the coin. They certainly might bet
ter turn their attention to something else, for the
profits are meager for the risks involved. The Jour
nal offers the suggestion that the thugs need have no
fear of the police, but points out that the standup
man is apt at any time to encounter a civilian who
does not fancy the idea of being relieved of his wealth
and who might employ a weapon of some sort to
the disadvantage of the party of the first part. The
holdup artist courts death every time he undertakes
a job. and that' the business should be no generally
followed when the remuneration is ho mnall ih one
of the surprises of this life.
(Solng (Up
in popular fator because of its cood-
ness its unvarying quality keeps it up. Over
a million sold : daily. Cremo 5c anywhere.
It's worth it anytime.
Largest Seller in the World
T2t7ietrt(? Isth
$mokri Protection
Much importance is attached, and very properly
so to the rapid and enormous growth of the foreign
trade in recent years, but, after all, haw insignifieent
this trade is compared with the magnitude of the in
ternal commerce of this eountry. Accordinc to an
estimate made by Mr. O. P. Austin, chief of the
bureau of statistics, at Washington, the volume of)
domestic trade of the United States in 1903 reached!
the total of $22,000,000,0(10, a sum greater that the!
aggregate of our foreign trade for the last ten years
and equal to that of the international trade of the
world for 1903. Is it to be wondered nt thnt thi
rest of the world look with hungry eyes on such a
market T
'rices la
I have but few expenses and can
sell lower than the lowest. & &
See These Prices
$15.00 Overcoats now only $10.90
$10.00 " $ 6.90
15.50 Suits " " $10.90
$12.50 9 a.90
$10.00 Young Men's .Suits $ 7.25
$ 7.50 " r" $ 540
$ 5.00 Boy's Suits for $3 to $ 3.75
$ 2.00 " " $ I.45
At a meetinffheld at the home of John W. Foster.
arrangements have been made for a mass meeting to
be held shortly for consideration of an arbitration
treaty with Great Britain. Among those who will
speak at the meeting are Cardinal Gibbons, Andrew
Carnegie, Edward Everett Hale, chaplain of the
senate, Clark Howell, Governor Durbin, of Indiana,
and Rabbi Hirsch, of Chicago.
The dissatisfaction on the bar dredge Chinook nrol:
ably arises from the fuct that Captain Dunbar has.
like Marcus Susman, announced that he is "the can-
tain of the ship. " Discipline is necessary to the ser
vice, and Captain Dunbar is to be commended 'for
requiring it.
With due consideration for the law on the eitv
statute books, there is no more reason for a man to
expectorate on the streets than there would be for
him to spit in some one's eye. The law oudit to be
The Albany Herald says that a relative of former
Governor Geer is interested in The AMorian. This
will probably be news to the former governor and to
Mr. Elmore.
Patti is in Seattle, to escape insolent Portland
hotel keepers, but she isn't far enough away to escape
tne runny men on the Portland papers. And such
a humor 1
Senator Foraker will try to send, an anti-TTnnna
delegation to the national convention. TTa rimnM
consult Tom Johnson before leaping.
Shoes, Hats, Underwear and all
Furnishing Goods marked down to
the last notch. &
Charles Larson
Dr. T. L. Ball
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C. J. Trenchard
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