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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (April 26, 1905)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1908.
THE MORNING ASTORIAN. A&TOR1A, OREGON.
Steel Nagnate Visits Russia in In
tsrest of Steel Trust.
NOT OUT FOR HIS HEALTH
Grand Duka Alexis. Who Ha the
Handling of tha Funds Agrees With
Mr. Schwab That What Russia Now
Needs Is a Navy of Schwab's Steel
pleted lease it to the county nt about
the rate of Interest, and the county to
repay the company In annual payments
according to the amount realised from
a special tax Jevy. .
The county court stated yesterday
to a representative of The Atorian
that they should acquiesce In the de
cision of the supreme court and had
not and probably would not outline
any plana lor the future. They will be
governed by public sentiment In the
matter and probably would entertain
any proposition of the tax payers look
ing toward its completion, but at pres
ent they were not In a position to
make any suggestions. The sentiment
prevails, however, that there la uurfl-
clent enterprise In Astoria to siv that
the court house Is completed and that
it will develop In tangible form with
In a few days.
St. Petersburg, April 25. Charles
M. Schwab seems to be making a, big
Impression here. His reputation as a
steel expert preceded him and he is
being shown much attention. Grand
Duke Ale vis has discussed with him
for several hours matters relating to
Russian naval program, which as ten'
tatlvely elaborated by the technical
committee, involves the expenditure of
1350.000,000 during a period of ten
years. Mr. Schwab has also conferred
with Admiral Doubasoff, head of the
technical committee, and other promt
nent naval officers. The war has con
vlnced Russia that aea power is i
vital one and everywhere Mr. Schwab
has encountered nothing but a firm
Intention to build up the navy to a size.
commensurate with Russia's aspira
tions for the future. In a general way
it fs believed that certain arrange-
, ments touching America's share in the
construction, which must go to for
eign yards, have been already agreed
to in principle. The details, however,
may require some time to work out
Mr. Schwab appears to be entlrelj
satisfied with the result of his visit
and negotiations have made such refold
progress that he expects to be able to
leave within a few days.
It is considered a great compliment
to the genius of America that the Rus
sian naval authorities desired to con
sult Mr. Schwab's opinion.
INSTALLATION OF EXHIBITS.
All tha Available Space in tha Lewis
and Clark Fair Taken.
Installation of exhibits at the Lewis
and Clark exposition, which opens
June 1, has already been begun. This
establishes a precedent for at no
earlier fair was Installation begun at
so early a date,- and it assures the
readiness of the exposition in every
detail on the opening day.
Every train brings exhibitors or
their representatives to the city, and
many are already In the field arrang
ing their exhibits for display. There
are now in all 730 individual exhibit
ors whose displays will be housed in
the various exhibit places, and several
hundred others will make displays In
the state buildings.
About 300 exhibitors, whose pro
posed displays did not come up to the
high standard set by the admissions
department, or who made aiiplication
after all available space had been en.
gaged .are waiting for an opportunity
to get in on any terms. At present the
chances of these people appear to be
slim, as there have bean but four
withdrawals of accepted exhibits. The
demand for space at the fair has been
unprecedented, and numerous methods
for supplying additional space hav
not sufficed to provide every one with
a chance to show his wares.
Instead of Slicing People Will Cut j
Their Heads Off.
MOEERN IDEAS ARE ADOPTED
ELKS BUY LOT.
Decided to Buy th Patton Property
on Duan Street
At the regular meeting of Astoria
lodge B. P. O. Elks held last evening
a large number were present The Im
portant business to be considered by
the lodge was the purchase of a suit-
able site for an ElkV hall to be built
some time in the future. Two sites
were offered. One, the Warren prop
erty, across from the opera house, for
$4000, and the other was the lot
owned by the Astoria Savings bank,
in the rear of the lot upon which the
bank proposes to build this summer,
facing on Exchange street, which was
offered for $6500. The lodge very wise
ly decided to purchase the bank prop- j
erty. It Is 100x100 and is considered
a valuable piece of property and well
suited for a lodge hall building.
Wu Ting Fang Lord High Executioner,
Sees th Error of His Ways and
Will Adopt New Methods of Inflict
ing PunUhment on tha People.
PAYS HIS RESPECTS
Ambassador Myers Calls on Na
bobs of Russian Aristocracy.
NAUGURATE MAIL SYSTEM
With the Experience at Roma Ha Is
Adapting Himself to the Circum
stances of Official Duty and Will In
augurate Soma New Ideas.
NO GAMBLING IN ASTORIA.
Sheriff Linville Says He . Will Close
All Games Forever.
A report was current on the streets
yesterday that gambling would be
opened again In Astoria. It was also
reported that Mayor Surprenant had
instructed Chief of Police Hallock to
proceed and collect licenses on nlckle-In-the-slot
machines. Several persons
are reported to have paid the licence
on the demand of the chief. It was also
stated that Sheriff Linville had given
his consent to opening of gambling
and machines. Mr. Linville was yes
terday subpoenaed to go to Oregon
City as a witness on a horse stealing
case, and left on last night's train,' In
order to secure information on the
subject, The Astorian wired to Sheriff
Linville on the train. The following
answer was received and dlssaprovee
Goble, Ore., April 25.
The Morning Astorian:
Gambling will be closed on my re.
turn and stay closed If there Is any
law in Clatsop county to close gam
bling. THOS LINVILLE.
St. Petersburg, April 25. Ambassa
dor Meyer has completed his round of
calls upon members of the Imperial
family. His reception was of the most
flattering character. The ambassador.
1th his experience at Rome behind
him, is quickly mastering the difficult
diplomatic ropes of the Russian capi
tal, and has conceived plans for In
creasing the activity of the embassy
and especially in the line of broaden
ing its machinery for obtaining prompt
and reliable reports from the Interior
f Russia for his government.
Mr. Meyer has Just Instituted a
semi-monthly courier service to carry
the embassy mail as far as Germany,
practice which has long been fol
lowed by the other embassies.
Mr. Meyer has now taken up the
question of countervailing duties di
rectly with the ministry of finance,
where he Is encountering entire will
ingness to remove the present obsta
cles to trade, but pour parleurs have
not proceeded far and no basis for an
adjustment has yet been reached.
COUNTY COURT HOUSE.
Believed That Money Can B Raised
to Build It.
There seems to be a diversity of
sentiment in Astoria relative to build
ing the new county court house. A
large majority of the large taxpayers
are In favor of building It by local
capital. Asmus Brlx states that he
will be one of 12 to furnish the money
and complete It and four other promi
nent capitalists have signified their
willingness to assist, A proposition
Is on foot to have local capitalist
build the court house and when com-
BRIDGE STREET CONTROVERSY.
Alex Gilbert Makes a Reasonable
Proposition for Street.
Alex Gilbert was up from Seaside
yesterday, ond' states that the conten
tion of P. Lawler & Co. that they are
oft from Bridge street and that his
property in on the street is not bourn
out by the facts. It Is understood that
Mt. Gilbert made a proposition to the
county court agreeing to do anything
reasonable and Just In the matter In
order to secure a 30-foot street, The
people of Seaside are very much In
terested in maintaining a good street
as it is the main thoroughfare to the
grove. It Is very probable that an
amicable agreement, will be reached.
Where the difficulty seems to be !
that C. A. McGuIre promised to give
four feet on the south, to correspond
with a like amount from Mr, Gilbert,
but the property was sold to P. Law
ler & Co. before any deed wai made
and the death of Mr. McGuIre pre
vented it. The town authorities have
always been of the opinion that the
width of the street had been perman
ently established, and consequently
no provision was made In the original
charter of the town to acquire property
by condemnation proceedings should
they so desire.
A Daredevil Ride.
often ends In a sad accident To heal
accidental Injuries, use Bucklen's Ar.
nlca Salve. "A deep wound in my foot,
from an accident," writes Theodore
Schuele of Columbus, O., "caused me
great pain. Physicians were helpless,
but Bucklen's Arnica Salve quickly
healed It." Soothes and heals burns
like maklc. 25c at Chas. Rogers, drug-
New Tork, April 25. In response to
a memorial of Wu Ting Knng, China's
former representative at Washing
ton, an Imperial edict juat issued
abolishes the punishment of Slicing
to death and substitutes Immediate
decapitation, cables the Pekln corr
spondent of the Herald.
The exposure of the heads and
bodies of people after execution also
will be abolished.
Immediate strangulation la substl
tuted for decapitation.
A reprieve until after the autumn
assizes Is substituted for Immediate
strangulation and three reprieves an
nul the death penalty. Branding Is
Wu Ting Fang has been expected to
memorialize the throne for other bene
"The pale complexion
of true love" assumes
a warmer tint by the
use of Pears' Soap.
Sold ill ovf the f lobe.
Tet so dainty In effect as to please
the most fastidious It la not hard
on the eye eltrer. It is one of the
products of the Tatton Paint Co.,
makers of the famous Patton's Sun
Proof Paints. An honest, practical
paint, entirely free from water or
any other rnaitrlal used as an
. 1 I I 1 a.-v
Per gallon $1.75
Half gahon M
Quarter gallon .50
Most coiors .ire sold at this price,
A few ...re a little higher. Write
or call for descriptive folder, show
B.F. ALLEN aSON
Wall Paper, Paints, Etc,
365-367 Commercial St., Astoria.
All Goods Marked in Plain Figure
One Price to All.
After Easter Clearing Sale 8
Leaves us a number of our choicest Hues of Spring Suits, Hats,
Shoes and Furnishings broken in sizes, or the lots nearly sold out."
As we do not allow small lots to accumulate, no matter how new and
desirable the goods are,
We Offer This Week
Bargains in Men's and Hoy's Suits, Etc., Etc., that will prompt
you to buy during this money saving opportunity.
ing black worsteds and blue serges, worth$l 8, while they last4
Your choice in several styles of single and double breasted sack
suits, worth $12.00, whilejthey last
A number of suits made of extra fine materials, hand tailored,
worth $14.00 and $15.00, while they last
Some hand tailored suits made of fine imported materiels includ- fc I O tZf
Boys' and Children's Suits.
of several lines of very choice suits
for little fellows, only a foiv are
left. These will be old at reduced
Young Men's 8-itt.
In this department may be found
excellent bargains In single and
double-breasted suits for young
frfcSl'Ewiir lilt i Thltf
tr4 ply oaall wearlne surface
-Ho. hl,KK udbck-f lln
four Itmothe wwr of orainr
loos (tplt coUn. Comfortable,
bccauttsaiftejlf. In HIcK
Tan, Ory,Blu-ll Vim
Color.evn iwr ir
jF If A
llttu: Sock With Urfi
3 Pairs for S0e.
Ttieonly nrk of merit trrr
sold at trulhin ijc A
I broken lots of hosUrr. neckwear,
underwear, shirts, etc., to be sold
out this week at bargain prices.
Shots and Hats.
Will be treated to a ,nut go price.
This applies to all small lots and
lines which com In broken sixes.
Astoria's Greatest Clothiers. 490-500 Commercial St.
Correct Gothes for Men
marked with this label
MAKERS v- JEW yRK
are of such style, fit
and tailoring that it's no
wonder THEY ARE
PREFERRED TO ALL'
The makers' guarantee, and ours,
with every garment. We are ex
clusive agents here.
As sure as 22-4 we can suit your
taste in writing material, as to color,
size, quality, surface, any one of the
little points that you may desire.
Come and let us show you what we
have and what you can get In Astoria
In the way of "Really fine writing ma
terial." "Cheaper grades as well."
J. N. GRIFFIN
BENTON'S NEW VALVELESS
GASOLINE MARINE ENGINE.
Simple and Reliable. Latest Cut.
Occident Hotel Bar
01 Billiard Hall.
TablesJNew and Everything
Leu P.rti to'Cet Out
i, o Order, "
More Power with Uu
Under?. Perfect Con
trol. Quiet Exhaust
Any Speed from 100
to 1000 revolution!
HIzeMlto JOII. I
Sizes B to
1011. I, Klnplo Cylinder.
4011.11,, Double Cylinder.
FOUR CYLINDERSITO ORDER TO 100 HORSE POWER.
Fineat brand of Liquors and Cigars.
PRAEl 0 EIGNE! TRANSFER CO.
D RAYING 8 EXPRESSING
AH goods shipped toourcare will receive special attention.
709-715 Commercial Street.