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SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 1908.
THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
THE ARMY CANTEEN
Rules of the Army Canteen in
tiutes of the War Department Allow
ing Soldiers to Draw Supplies From
the Army Canteen and Amount Al
lower Under Army Regulations.
War Department, Washington, D. C,
March 11, 1905.
General order No. 4t.
Paragraph 15 of general orders, N.
S, headquarters of the army, adjutant
feneral's oflke. February 2, 190-, is
amended to read as follows:
15. ( Sales on credit When the
commanding otllcer and council arc
agred that it is to the true interest oi
the command, the former may author
ize a credit at the exchange to any sol
dier in good standing.
This will he given under the revues:
of the soldier in writing, approved by
his company commander, arid these
credit checks will be carried on the
accounts of the exchanges as "bills
receivable" until paid.
A n.an seeking credit privilege will
be distinctly informed that credit Is
given upon the understanding that he
must render prompt and unsolicited
payment, and only to such men as can
be trusted. Defaulters will be immedi
ately debarred the privileges of the ex
change, and this under such publicity
as will make the act appear disgrace
ful in the eyes of their comrades.
By order of the secretary of war.
ADXA R. CHAFFEE,
Lieut General, Chief of Staff.
W. P. HALL,
Acting Adjutant General.
The council on organization of the
post exchange November 23, 1904, rec
ommended that the amount of credit
allowed each enlisted man, should be
limited to teh amount recommended
each month under the provisions of
this order by his immediate com
mander. Tb.13 approved by the commanding
fficer December 5, 1904.
Under this order the commanding
officer of the Thirty-fourth and Ninety-third
company, coast artillery, and
the detachment hospital corps, sub
mitted lists erf allowance for credit.
The Thirty-fourth and Ninety-third
companies allowed about three-fourths
of the pay a man would draw, depend
ing on the amount of pay due to in
sure each man sufficient money to meet
his regular laundry, barber and tailor
The detachment of hospital corps
allowed about two-thirds, which owing
to the difference of pay, allows these
men about the same as those of the
The exchange carries from $2909 to
$2300, embracing a complete line of
Shoes, rain coats, rubber goods, gents'
furnishing goods, trunks, suit (uses
stationery, sundries, hardware, tobac
co, groceries, candles, fruits and vege
tables and a first class restaurant
which afford all articles needed or de
sired on a military post.
In reply to the statement "that soin.
r the soldieis are permitted to draw
from the po exchange their entire
mouths' wages and often more than is
coming to them" respectfully state
that the (.-election lists of the post ex
iruinge show that no man has drawn
bis entire months' wages, except In one
or two tases where men have had no
pay due them and they have been al
lowed suflicjent credit to obtain to
bacco. To the statement "tli.-y also
ran biils at the vaiious stores at Ham
mond whih they have no money to
pay," respectfully state that on the
establishment of the eX'-hange. 1 s-nt
word to the merihants of Hammond
I knew allowd the soldiers to mn up
accounts, some (Jf them unite lar.
that they must be careful in selling
to the men on credit as the exchange
handled everything they onM desire
and that unless they were careful they
would be doing a losing business, as
they had no means or recourse for set
tlement except the man's willingness
to pay his just debts. This Is sup
ported by the following from Wln
throp: "A soldier cannot be dep lived
of his pay by means of any civil pro
cess of attachment or levy on execu
That "poor women who have done
washing for some of the soldiers go
to the fort for their pay and are In
formed that the men have no money
corning to them" Is something without
niy knowledge. The laundry of the
men is handled almost altogether by
the Troy laundry of Astoria, and two
Chinese laundries, one In Hammond
and one in Astoria. About a year or
mote ago all the laundry was done It
.Hammond, but It was bo unsatisfac
tory that nil the men left as soon as
the Troy laundry came to. Astoria and
those who did not go there found a
Chinese laundry. The men have al
ways boon looked after to see that
they paid their bills and as a conipam
commander I have gone to those win
used to do the washing and r.ieri hants
who dealt most with the men and cot
ton the names of any matt who wti.
falling behind and seen that they paid
up. Since the establishment of the
exchange the exchange has cashed thc
tlnal statements of men at f.nv value
in order that they might pay any debts
and have no excuse for going to Port
1 md to the paymaster owing tn a
j.,,1,, i. tact;- tin!1.!
statements. In addition to this 1 haw
notified the merchants of Hammond
that any bills owing by these men and
contracted before the establishment of
the exchange, if brought to the ex
change I would see that they wen
collected. Only ite case has be.
presented and the man willingly paid I
his bill of $4.75.
The men as a whole are willing tr
pay their debts, and I believe the will
ingness with which company com
manders have insisted that men pay
their bills has brought about a bad
practice among merchants in Ham
mond of allowing men to run up larg
accounts with them, as high even a;
$rc. "it is also claimed that the pos
exchange sell goods to outsiders'.
thereby diverting trade from the Ham
mond merchants to the post exchange.
Goods are not sold to civilians other
than those employed in the govern
meat service, and these have been dis
couraged as much as possible as tht
exchange has not been in a position)
to hkuidle this business and attend
properly to the work Incident to its
establishment. Several of the life sav
ing crew and the engineer employes
asked to be allowed to trade, but have
been put off.
The statement "it is claimed by
those In a position to know that all
this Is contrary to army regulations."
'that soldiers are not allowed to draw
over one-third of their wages in goods
from the exchange and that the ex
change Is not allowed to sell goods to
outside parties not In any way connect
ed with government service" Is not
warranted by facts, as there Is nJ
regulation limiting the amount of cred
it to one-third of a man's pay, but Is
governed by the order quoted above
and the paragraph of exchange regula
tions as to civilians entering the ex
change is carried out.
That " it is further claimed that by
allowing men t draw goods from the
post exchange up to the full amount
of their wages, has been productive of
many desertions from the army, In
fact, nearly all the desertions are
traceable directly to the actions of
post exchanges" can not be sustained
by the facts. During the 76 days pre
ceding the establishment of the ex
change there were 13 desertions from
this post, and for the 76 days the ex
change has been running only two
desertions have occurred. For the
same period before the exchange was
opened there were 10 general courts
martial and 21 summary trials with an
average of 4 2-3 men In confinement,
and since the exchange was opened 2
general courts-martial and 14 sum
mary trials (none from December 23
to February 6) and 3 men present in
From these facts it can hardly be
believed that desertions are traceable
directly to the actions of p,Ht ex
changes. H. L. HTKELK.
Captain Artillery Corps. )fflc-r In
Charge post Kxchange.
Sixth indorsement, Headquarters De
partment of the Columbia, Vancouv
er Barracks, Wash., February 13, 19 .
Respectfully returned to the military
secretary, war department, inviting at
tention to the inclosed report and In
dorsement of the commanding oltloer.
Fort Stevens, Ore. No rights of trades
people in Hammond are believed to
have been Infringed.
CON STA NT W1LLIA M S,
Brigadier General, Commanding.
STRIKE IN DIAMONDS.
Not Satisfied With Robbing the Inno
New York, March 11. All the. dia
mond setters and polishers In one of
the eight shops in New Yoik are on
strike for a ten per cent, increase In
pay and shorter hours. The fore,; con
sists of but S3 polishers and ten set
ters, but there are In the entire coun
try only 2i0 polishers and not half as
The polishers get an average of
$'',4. .'0 a week and the setters $25 a
week. It is feared in the trade that
the trouble may sperad.
Result of the Washington Legislative
Olympla, March 11. Sixteen out of
2S remaining bills in the hands of Gov
ernor Meade were approved today.
Among them I the general appropria
tion bill carrying a total of $1,499,000
from the general fund. Also appro
priates from special funds $.111,850
The total appropriations of the ses
sion was $3,0j5,(M7.39 from general
fund and $3,56C,497.39 from all funds.
The governor has decided to veto hous,
bill No. 41 by Lindsley of Spokane.
DENIES THE MURDER
Mrs. Minnie Green Says She Did
Not Kill Sherrett.
THERE WAS NO TROUBLE
Statement That Sherrett and Mis.
Green Were Intimate l Denied "d
She Denies That She Made Any
Statement as to Killing Him.
Portland. March 11. Mrs. Minnie
Green, held In the county Jail here on
a charge of murder of Kdward G. Siiar
ratt in Lincoln county, declares with
vehemence and amidst the shedding
of tears that she Is guiltless of tin)
crime of which she Is accused.
Mr. Sharratt lived with us for live
y;its.'' said she today, "and wtf took
care of him as though he were a baby,
and this notwithstanding be was older
than my husband and always called
"There never was any trouble be
tween Mr. Green and Mr. Sharratt
either, i u the contrary, they were the
best of ft lends. When Mr. Sharratt
Mist i line to us, live years ago, he w
an Invalid, and he didn't have more
than one suit of clothing. He w is a
lor man. and we took him In and
cared for hint, and sat up nights. I one
night, and my husband the next. Mr
Sharratt was broken down nervously
and during the outlier months he was
with us he could not sleep nights, lb
walked the Moor day and night.
"After awhile he went Into business,
and Hid a little grocery store. It
wasn't much of a business, and It Is
absurd to claim that we killed hint to
get possession of his property. It Is
true that he piovldi-d thtit the prop
erty should go to us when he died,
but It wasnt' enough to tempt people
in their right senses to kill him for It.
"Why, for months he could not us.,
his right arm it all, ami It was only
by inducing him to assist Mr. Green
In dicgn g pest holes and thus gaining
some strength that we built him up
and helped hiir. to regain some . r his
"( n the day before the morning I
found him shot In his bed, he was
about the house as usual, and We paid
little attention to him. We were busy
and almost forgot that he was around.
Then the next morning at s o'clock 1
went to his room and found him there,
A riile was on the ned near his rlgin
hand, and It was apparent to any sen
sible H-rson that he had killed him
self. He had been sick for five years
and probably killed himself on account
"It Is not true that 1 warned Mr.
and Mrs. Stanton not to say anything
to others about the case. didn't do
anything of the kind. All the facts
were looked Into at the time, and the
coroner's Jury returned a verdict 01
suicide. No other conclusion could be
reached when my trial comes. Then
I will tell many things not now known,
and I have no fear that I will not lie
Mrs. Green is held pending the ar
rival of Sheriff Rose from Toledo,
waen she will be taken there ti, answei
the charge of murder.
Deoression Reported in
New York, Marc h 11.-Some hesi
tation and depression were caused In
the stock market this week by the tin
responsiveness to the Northern Secur.
ities decision and by the sentimental
effect of the transit employes strike in
New York. The market revive.) under
the inlluence of the reports of reat
trade activity In all dheition, the re
newed strength of stocks sup.osod to
be concerned In settlements followlni?
the Northern Securities dissolution and
thi: ease of money.
The reduction of the official discount
rate of the bank of KriKland Is accept
ed as a promise of future ease of
money rates, while peace prospects In
the far east were also considered as
There bo two Individuals who cannot
be reasoned with a fflrl In love and a
man who 1b determined to run for an
offlee-New Orleans Tleayune.
California mustard has
strength but lacks flavor,
Trieste has flavor but lacks
strength. Schilling's Best is
the two mixed, nothing else,
no color. The next - best
mustard sold here is weak but
has good flavor.
Your grocer's; moneyback.
Cnrrtrt rinfh r fiir Mtn
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in Ni i -s m r l m
The Reliable Clothier
I-'. W. Jensen of I'blnook was In the
William Chance of Seaside returned
home :isl eVelllllK.
I,-, , Kcmvall of Portland was In
tile city yesterday,
C. (. Hauls of Pillar Itock was In
the city y.-sterday.
lr. Katie has returned from a busi
ness trip to Portland.
K. V. I.lbke of lewl and Clark was
in tie- city yesterday.
MIsm Jennie Johnson of Knapplon
was In the city yesterday.
Mis. Laura Probst of Ilalnicr Is vis
Itim? friends In the city.
A. U. Mcl'lellan f San I-'r inclscn Is
reentered lit the Occident,
Ualph ' 'mill of Portland was In
the city yesterday on business.
Mrs. C. K. Poinoroy f Ralneer visit
ed friends In Astoria yesterday.
Miss Alice Nelson of Knapplon vlsll-
ed friends In Astoria yesterday.
fJeofRe ;, Flan-lets of Portland reg
istered at the Occident yesterday.
Mrs. Charles Jordon of Calhlatnet
visited friends In Astoiia yesteiday.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Peterson of Al
toona were In the city yesterday.
H. M. C.nllcKlici- ainl wife have re
turned from a hii-die-HM tiip to I'oit
land. Mrs. Hairy llaslam of c.tthlain.t
was doliiK sonic shopping in the liy
Mrs. I. Cohoji left last night for
Greenwood, l'.rlllsh Columbia, on n
visit with friends.
Link llurlott, law partner with J
firuoe Polworth, was In the illy yes
terday from Cathlamct.
J. H. Johnson, a prominent mer
chant of Hkamokawa, was In the city
yesterday on business.
MrH. Jarm-H W. Welch, who has been
at Hot Lake and vlslllng; friends In
Portland the past month, returned
home Iant evening.
The bowling game on the Commer
cial alleys last hIkM w.-ih witnessed
by a large number of Interested xpec
talorn. The Astoria Commercials wot.
all four games, defeating the Portland
team by 200 pins. Frank Woodfiehl
had the Hlngle high score of !'. and
V. O. I.rfiw the high total score of
200. The contest was for the Kelden
helmor trophy which has now been
won by the home team.
All Clothing Bought at WISE'S Pressed
Free of Charge Whenever You Wish.
Fine clothing ilocs not mean just a line
piece of goods or a fine pattern the clothing
uuule by Alfred 1'enjaniin & Co., of New
York and tor which I am sole distributor in
Astoria, is lice, because it is made by master
tailors, designed by the highest salaried ex
perts in the United Statcs.-
t-; Wi ,
The Cloth is Shrunk
The Seams are Protected
The Buttons Won't Come Off
The Collar is Hand Felled
The Shoulders are Hand Built
The Button Holes are Hand Made
Every detail is looked after and examined
by specially trained men and the result is
A Superior Garment
A Satisfied Customer
Most anybody can sell pretty fair clothes
nowadays, but only one firm in each city has
the distinction of handling "HKNJAMIN"
CORRECT CLOTHES for men.
CENTRAL MEAT MARKET
(i. W. Morton and John Fnhrmati, IVojitietom.
CHOICEST FUKSH AND HALT MM ATS. - I'KOMIT DEM VICKY
543 Commercial St. Phone Main 321.
Many brand new!
Some trifle shop worn!
See show window !
Three days only!
You'll kick yourself 1
If you don't cornel
J. N. GRIFFIN
Has always in stock a
fine assortment of
Boots and Shoes
BRAND RUBBER BOOTS.
and See. Uond Street.
to be given by the
United - Finnish
i.oikji: no. a.
ASTOR - HALL
MARCH 18, 1905,
Proceeds of this ball go
to the Widows and Chil
dren's Fund of Lodge No.
8 of Burnett, Wash.