PAGE TWO. ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 190 1. Morning Astorian Established 1873. Application intuit Jauuary 4, 1904, to le entered s socotul-einss mail matter, at the post office at Astoria. Oregon. DAILY EXCEPT MONDAY. RATES. Seat y Mail, per year . . . Sent by mail, por mouth ...... 1 Served y carriers, per mouth., .$c 00 . 59 60 THE SEMI-WEEKLY ASTORIAN. Seat by nail, per year, in advance $1 00. ASTORIAN PUBLISHING COMPANY. WHEN OUGHT A MAN GO TO HELL! 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 HOMES OP THE POOR. 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 cities. 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 Cleveland. 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 j IT DOES NOT PAY. 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. o Still (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 ..11 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 4) 'rices la i IK 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 enforced. 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 CORNER FIFTEENTH AND COMMERCIAL STREETS I Dr. T. L. Ball DINT'IT 124 Commercial iti-eeC Aitoria Ort, C. J. 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