The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, May 06, 1905, Page 4, Image 4

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ATURDAY, MAY -6, 190S.
Established 1873.
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Oregon m second-elass matter.
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. Every newspaper- la Astoria owea'a
jr to the Public, and One of Its du
ties 14 t& Sail iUtmkA to extravagance
in th Management of city or county
aiTsira. These criticisms should not
1 considered in. the nature of a
"WHUrt," as they are not so Intended.
Th people of Astoria are very sensi
tive when something- Is published that
s, reflects Incidentally upon them, hut
i they read with feelings of mingled
pleasure and Joy. a criticism on any
Vt their neighbors. There is no doubt
oat both the city and county govern
toent are actuated by honest motives
la, the administration of affairs, and
"grafting Is virtually an unknown quan
tity in Astoria or latop county. It
U, however, noticeable that air the
large bills presented to the city or
county usually come rrom people who
were once members of the tax pay
ers' league, whose object was to re.
dooe expenditures in ctty and county
affairs and create a system of rigid
economy to the end that taxes might
V reduced and inducements offered to
Intending settlers and investors to lo
cate in Astoria and Clatsop county.
The tax payers league did consider
able good in this direction during its
1 hrief existence. '
. There is one Item of public expend).
t twre that The Astorian, and a large
'majority of tax payers protest against,
and that is the allowance by the
county court of J'50 attorney's fees
to Hon. George Noland for trying the
county court house case In the circuit
and supreme courts. While it may be
what Is called In legal parlance, "a
reasonable attorney's fee," yet In the
' opinion of a very large number of tax
payers, it was an exhorbltant fee, but
being presented, without a previous
contract, the county court had no.hlng
to do but allow it, as in the event of
a suit to collect from the county, every
attorney in the city would go on the
witness stand and hold up his right
hand and solemnly swear that it was
a reasonable fee. Fulton Bros, were
employed by the county to represent
the county and their bill was only 230,
but they don't belong to the Citizens
party, and are not familiar with that
brand of economy. .
Here was a
county" was a party, in fact, the only
party to th controversy, and they had
to employ attorneys on both side
It seems to a layman that 11000 for at
torney fees in trying a case of that
kind was otrageously t-xhorbitant In
the opinion of a large number inter
ested, it is double the amount that
would have been charged a private in
dividual, who would have made a con
tract 1n advance so' as to know Just
what he would be compelled to pay,
aad thereby determine whether It
would be a paying Investment We are
not criticizing Mr. Noland or any at
torney, but the methods adopted in
contracting Indebtedness.
': Con! arable favorable) sentiment
had been worked hp' In organizing a
nish the money and complete the court
housed with a strong possibility . of
success, but the presentation of that
claim and its allowance has caused a
cold shiver to run down the backs of
Intending good Samaritans, with the
result that they have got, what U
called by players of the great Ameri
can game, "cold feet." with the re
sult that no effort win probably be
made to extricate the county out of
the hole, and the $41,009 already ex
pended on the foundation alone wilt
probably have to He idle until such
a time as the tax payers of Clatsop
county feel It Incumbent upon them to
make a change In the management of
county affairs. As to whether that time
will ever come Is probably as proble
matical as the dawning of the mlllem
nm, but it will come "some sweet day
bye and bye,"
That a spirit of civic Improvement
has taken a firm hold In Astoria, is
evidenced by the many notable Im
provements being made by some of
the more enterprising property own
ers. Attention has been frequently
called to certain sections of the city
where renovation and cleaning up
would be more conducive to the beauty
of that section of the city, but as the
property belongs to a class of people
who are too poor to subscribe for a
paper ,the comments were not read,
unless neighbor Informed the owners
of their dlrelictlon, and being too poor
to take a newspaper they are too poor
to take a bath. Fortunately this num
ber of people Is very few and grow
Ing leas day by day.
There Is a spot In the limits of tht
city of Astoria that should be consid
ered hallowed; sacred to the memory
of departed ones, but which Is a dls
grace, not only to the city of Astoria,
whose duty It la, by or through Its
officials to take care of it. but to
those, who -have loved .one sleeping
the sleep that knows no wakening. It
is Hillside cemetery on the hill. The
city having sold all the lots In th
cemetery is of the opinion that Us
duty to the public ceases. Frisnda who
have relatives buried there , having
liquidated with the undertaker imag
ine that their duty has ceased. About
the only time the place Is visit Is on
Decoration day when the old boys In
blue, who never forget their comrades,
dead or lMnf march up there In
solemn tread to plant flowers on th
graves of those who laid down their
Uvea that this country might live and
b jerpetuated to the rising genera
tions. . .. ... ' . ; . " :...".';, 1
. It hta been suggested that some ef.
fort ought to be made by some one
to go up there and brush it out, cut
down th ferns and weeds. So that tht
monument that mark the last resting
place of loved ones gone before can be
found by the Grand Army ef the Re.
public' on Memorial Jay without tak
ing the city surveyor along with a
crew of brushers and axmen to find
the graves; to dear away a place suf
ficiently large upon the graves to plant
at least one small rosev, The manner
In which .these sacred spots' are pe
s' ected mikes It no Inducement for
a person to die. knowing thai his
grav will not be kept green, even by
those whom he has supported during
his lifetime
It his been suggested by a man of
course that perhaps the members of
the Astoria Civic Improvement League
would be willing to take scythes, brush
hooks, gruo hoes and rakes and put In
a week putting the cemetery In a re
spectable appearance, but really this
Is asking too much of the noble wo
men of Astoria, whose hearts are In!
the right place, but who were not or
dained by nature to do a man's work.
out they no doubt would be willlnr to
assist In beautifying the grounds If
they were cleared off so as to make it
possible for them to get in the ceme
tery without having to climb over the
fence. If some man who has some
dear relative buried there would mak
a hole in the fence so they could crawl
through, it would help some. But,
seriously, there ought to be sufficient
civic pride running around loose in
Astoria to put the Hillside cemetery
in a presentable appearance for Me
morial day; Probably 500 school
children will visit the cemetery on that
day, and the unkept, slovenly appear
ance of a place that should be the
most beautiful spot in the city, will not
appeal to them or their civic priJe
wnicn is being Instilled Intfl their
minds by parents and teachers. There
is not a city in the world where a
cemetery, no matter how old or how
new, is not kept up and made beauti
ful either by relatives or the city au-
inonues. in every other cltv h,.n.
dreds of people visit the various ceme
teries on Run lav ....
case in which Clatsop L. ' " e graves or
,. ilthe dear parted with flowers, or
plant some rosebush or shrub, but In
Astoria is seems as though som m
the people believe their duty to loved
ones ends with the shedding of a few
tears over the grave as the sexton
slowly fill, u up. "Gone but not for
gotten' Ms not engraved on many of
the tombstones Mn Hillside cemetery.
00 to ullil what there Is of the new
court house. The city hall is plenty
cood enough for a county court house.
Wonder why ve didn't think of thai
before we paid out that I7&0 cold.
, It la a noticeable fact that the dear
tax payers know how to charge when
the bill comes out of the county, paid
by the tax payers 1750 Isn't very
much, but It Is more than some , la
boring people earn In a year. . . , ,
Duffy Hellborn Laura, here la
letter for you; looks rather bulky.
Laura Oh.u I'll bet you ft contains
my new bathing suit 1 ,. h:
After a Dover (N. H.) bank cashier
was bedfast from losing a leg In
railroad accident. It was discovered
that he was a defaulter to the extent
of $150,000. was there ever a more
unlucky coincidence. ,'.' ,
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Aa the new preacher of the "Little
Blue' Schoolhousei" President Boose.
vett doubtless regarded it as a Chris
tlan duty to shake hands with each
member of the congregation aa they
passed out, " - -v ' ','V"
1. it. Berry of St Louis was in the
city- yesterday.
P. H. Crang of Portland was In the
city yesterday.
M. J. Sharp of Wichita. Kan, Is la
the city on a visit
A, D. Smith of Tillamook Is visiting
friends In the city.
J. A. Godelen of New Tork was In
the city yesterday.
J. A. Fenger of San Francisco was
In the city yesterday.
J. S. Myers of Portland was In the
city yesterday on business.
August Chrtstensen of Chicago is
registered at the Occident
E. 8. Stevens of Kahcotta registered
at the Parker yesterday.
B. J. Callahan of Seaside was In the
city yesterday on buslnesa
V7. E. Knight of Nehalem was In the
city yesterday on business.
Leon Mansur and family are spend
Ing a few days at Knappton.
John Mattson returned yesterday
from a business trip to Seaside.
C. F. Ooddard of San Francisco reg
istered at the Occident yesterday.
Wm. Livingston of 8an Francisco
was among the arrivals In Astoria
J. Jones of New Tork arrived In As
toria yesterday, and will probably lo
cate here.
8. G. Williams of the Skamokawa
Eagle was In the city yesterday Inter
viewing his many friends. K
Albert) Beyer, the local agent of
Weinhardt Co. returned last even
ing, from a business trip to Portland.
Mrs. Fred Brown left yesterday
morning to visit her grandmother. Mrs,
H. II. Strong at Mt Pleasant, and ex
pects to be absent about a month.
You Never Knew the Moment When
This Information My Prove of
. Infinite Vslus.
It Is worth considerable to any cltl
zen of Astoria to know how to be cured
of painful, annoying and Itching piles.
Know then that Doan's Ointment Is a
positive remedy for all Itchiness of the
skin, for piles, eczema, etc. One ap
nlication nlleves and soothes. Read
Epitome of Anosrfetss and. Incidents
With Comments by a Layman.
President Castro says his republic
is small but proud. So is a baatum
rrom in stories now emlnating
from Hong Kong it Is evident that the
Chee, Foo liar has moved.
There has never been a man born
during the past 1800 years that could
get out a newspaper that would please
May day was not so much more
rloutous in Russian under oppression
that It was In Chicago under freedom.
A woman suicide in Portland left a
message saying: "Put .me away Just
as cheap as' you can." It was not
necessary to leave such a message
In Portland.
Patient to Dr. Estes Is skin graft
ing a very late discovery?
Dr. No, it Is only a new branch of
a very old art; all grafting i a skin
process, .
Cheer up. The rain may destroy the
California strawberry crop, but an As
toria woman has Invented a straw
berry shortcake.
We now understand why the citizens
party wins at every election. They
charge more for their services to the
"dear public."
The new city hall will cost when
completed about $40,000. It cost $17,
Shoes for Men, ' Womsn and Chil
dren. - ' '
They are best for wear, because
least they tear.
prices are nothing, compared with
the rest
Tour next shoes will prove It,
If you make the test
Men's Glazed Kangaroo or patent
leather ihoe, Bal Welt Yukon I
last -60
Ladles' Queen B Kid Shoe, with pat!
ent leather tips, Wellesley or Gre
cian last S2.00
Ladies "Star Five Star" Shoe, mads
by the Brown factory, of good kid;
lace and (atent leather tips ..$2.50
Ladles' low tan shoe, latest toes, $1.65,
..$2.00 and $2.50.
Children's shoes, new styles from$1.00 $2.00.
Infant's shoes, 23 cents to $1.25.
No trouble to show goods.
"it,' .jt- e"
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Like the farmer's boy, we're r'neyer done doing chores." Always '
busy on new ideas (deas that work into novelties. Always hustling
to keepj our clothing, ahead of , the game. Are we succeeding?;
WeU I gess .we are. i . 1 "
If you want to know how much take a look at
the suits we are selling for - . ' . f
u r t m ii i i u ii u h n
m is m a at i sisi mv mm mm w:m mm mm mm
is the name of one of our
"natty" suits for young men,
built with a very broad shoulder
full back with button vented seams
P. A. S td R ES
this testimony of Its merits:
H. B. Long, hrnra maker, dm-
ployed with John Clark Bon, 104
Front street, Portland, who resides at
S4I Second street same city, says:
Early kst summer I broke out all
over my body with eesema, tetter or
Itch. I did not know just what It was
nor what eauseJ Its appearance, but
do know that the torture I endured
was soniethlrqr fierce I waa very
much alarmed about It was anxious
to know what K was and what caused
it. I thought the best thing to do was
to go to a doctor for treatment I dlj
so and was treated by different ones,
but they tailed to do me any good.
When I became the least bit overheat
ed I Just fairly clawed the skin oft
me. Anyone who has never bad any
thing of the kind knows nothing at all
about It I was In bad shape when I
noticed an advertisement In our paper
about Doan's Ointment being a sure
cure for ru:h afflictions. It proved to
be all that Is claimed for It. L)
than two boxes made a complete cure
In my chs. About this time my
younger brother was taken with th
same affliction. A box and a half of
Doan's Ointment cured him. I know
what I am talking about when I say
that Doan's Olntntpnt Is one remedy
which can be depended upon."
Plenty more proof like this from
Astoria people. Call at Charles Hog-
ers drug store and ask whufc bis cus-1
tomers report i
For sale by all dealers. Price SO
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., IitnTuJo, N. 1
., sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name Doan's an J
take no other. . . ., . ', ,
to our new quarters. In order to make'moving easy
we place on Special Sale our entire stock
of Clothing, Men's Furnish
ings, Shoes, etc.
Goods Sold atCost Dorlol the Month of May.
WELCH BLOCK; 65a Commercial Street, corner 15I0.
ti. V7. Morton and John Fahrman, Proprietors.
543 Commercial St. Phone Main 321.
Tsrrifle Race With Death.
"Death was fast approaching,"
writes Ralph F. Fernandes of, Tampa,
FU., describing his fearful race with
death, fas a result of liver trouble and
heart disease, which had robbed me of
sleep and of all Interest In life. I had
tried many different, doctors and sev
eral medicines, but got no benefit, un
til I began to use Electric BUters. 80
wonderful was their effect, that in
three days I felt like a new man, and
today I am cured of all my troubles
Guaranteed at Chas, Rogers' drug
store; price tOc.
The TROY Laundry
..)', . . . . : ; ,r.
Is the only White Labor Laundry in the City. Doea the Beet
of Work at very reasonable Price, and is in every way worthy
of your patronage. Cor. 10th and DUAXE STS. Phone 1991
Vi v ?. ' - if' j '
Grind it at;h5mc
. (not too fine)
fresh each morning.
Aroma-tight tins. Nvr In bulk.!
J A. Foltfor d Cos
EaatUlaet im USO
, Wholmle and Retail r ' ;
Ships, Logging Camps and Mills supplied on short notice,
Pale Bohemiftti Beer '
Best In The Northwest
North Pacific Rrevin c rn :
First National Bank of Astoria
. oivuiiaUfclJ I50O ,J 1
Capital and Surplus $100,000