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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1905)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER t,,
THE MORNING ASTOIUAN. ASTORIA. OREGON.
DEMOCRATS SPRING CHEAPEST
OF CHEAP TRICKS
. SEND AN EMMISARY TO WARP L D. MAHONE
Invite Him to Headquarters and Make Fool Busi
ness Proposition to Him While He Laughs
- In Their Faces.
OFFER FAT SALARY AND FATTER COMMISSION IN REAL ESTATE
The Whole Clumsy Procedure Is a Las t. Futile Effort to Down Hit Deliberate
tad Conscientious Work ia Behalf of Decent and Orderly City Specimen
of the Desperate Expedients to Wh icn the "Wide Open Town" Contingent
Is Nov Driven It Fails Like All Else They Stand For.
Shrewd as the Democrat usually is
in politic, there are times when he can
make the most egregious blunders with
the least possible trouble, and he has
done it once more, to the "Queen's
taste." There were more than one
of them involved in tbe silly and child
ish game here chronicled, but that only
adds to the assinine character of the
farce Judge for yourselves.
A certain bunch who are assuming
to direct the featured of the Demo
cratic campaign in this city concluded
it would be a smart idea to beguile the
Her. Luther D. Mahone from hi avow
ed and disinterested course of checking
the plot to "open up the city again to
the gamblers and dance-hall people,"
and to that end, E. M. Raker was
charged to male his acquaintance and
to prosecute the little trick these wor
thies had conceived for his undoing
Mr. Baker called at the reverend
gentleman's home a time or two and
failing to find him there, sought for
him elsewhere. He found him on the
open end of a ctreet-car on Sunday af
ternoon last in company with Eev. L.
J. Trumbull, and after a few moments
of hesitancy, Mr. Baker spoke to Mr.
Mahone, requesting the pleasure of a
few moments conversatkai. Mr. Ma
hone at once conceded this and the fol
lowing conversation ensued:
"My name is E. M. Baker, Mr. Ma
hone," said the urbane financial secre
tary of the local Democracy," and 1
suppose you have heard of me?"
Yc ir, I have," re-ponded Mr. Ma
hone. "And, perhaps, not much to my cred
it, Mr. Mahorie," continued Mr. Baker.
"Xo sir, I canot say that I have
heard very much to your credit, either,"
responded the wary clergyman And
then the Democratic emmisary asked if
Mr. Mahone would have any objections
to meeting him at hU joint-office with
County Judge Trenchard, on Ninth
street, at 2:30 o'clock on Monday af
ternoon, to which Mr. Mshone gave sued up the aggregation and then pass
ready end smiling acquiescence 'ed out.
Then the two remotely separated
individuals bowed and parted. And to
make durance doubly sure ami to
guard against the treachery he knew
m u t be at the bottom of ao untowaid
a proceeding, Mr. Mshone, on his way
to keep the appointment yesterday,
droped into Sheriff Unville's office and
casually informed thaV gentleman and
hi deputies of his purpose and made
other arrangements that precluded all
possibility of "shenanigan,' and went
thence to the Ninth street head-quart-er
of the Astoria Democracy to meet
his urbane and solicitous friend, Mr.
Baker. Arrived there he was met by
that gentleman and several others of
his ilk, including tlw County Judge and
Mr. Theodore F. I.aurin and several
mors of the "open town" lineup. He
was smilingly greeted and bowed to a
seat, ami after all polite preliminaries
lias paed , Mr. Baker at once plunged
into the real merit of the remarkable
interview, and without any circumlocu
tion or even a blush of hesitancy, PHO-
WRED TO GIVE REV LUTHER D.
MA110XE, PASTOR OF THE FIRST
COXCREOATIOXAL CHURCH. OK AS
TORIA, AN INTEREST IN A REAL
ESTATE BUSINESS WHICH HE, E.
M. BAKER WAS ABOUT TO FOUND
IN THIS CITY, RAID INTEREST TO
BE CLEARLY DEFINED BY A STIP
ULATED SALARY AND STIFF COM
MISSIONS, BOTH OF THEM AT RE
MARKABLY GENEROUS FIGURES,
IF HE WOUIJ) ACCEPT THEM OUT
And this to a nun lie knew only by
reputation, a man whom he knew to be
antagonistic to him in every detail and
requirement of daily life, a irutn whom
he met but twenty-four hours earlier j
a man who waa in no way adapted to
nor likely to affiliate with him, nor his
methods. The farce was so plain, so
utterly beyond all rrasonsble probab
ility of acceptance, and even of tend
er, under even more positive circum
stances of daily business life, that Mr.
Ma bono could but disgustedly, yet po
litely, decline the extraordinary offer
and leave the office, utterly and absolu
tely convinced of the shallowness and
duplicity of the Democrats in this cam
paign of theirs. During the pendency
of the conversation. Sheriff Linville
dropped in in an informal manner and
This attempt to subvert the well-
known principles and high purpose of
a man like Mr. Mshone, i an insult to
every respectable man and woman in
the City of Astoria and ia ao construed
by the gentleman who figured aa the
principal of attack, and will be to con
strued by every man in the city who
reads this story, and the. story is vitally
and unequivocally TRUE.
It is on par with every cheap device
mi far employed by the Democrats only
it is a bit the cheapest that has yet
come to light and showa the desperate
straits to which the "wide open gang
is driven for expedients.
This is not the first and only sortie
of the kind made by Mr. K. M. Baker
to warp other people and agenda to
the Democratic line-up and will prob
ably not be the last, but it is as suc
cessful as ajiy of the rest have been
and that is a source of supreme antl
factiojt to tall concerned, rit the
oily and blundering oertor himself.
Since coming to Astoria Mr. Mahone
has taken an actiVe part in the work of
bettering the city and especially has
favored the foiyign popufitkn in a
great many ways. Otilv a few months
ago one of the largest foreign organiza
tions in the city passed a resolution
a-king Mr. Mahone to advise thorn as
to what they should do in the matter
of voting. Th,eo men, that hove been
working for a continuation of thu old
policy Imvr found that the influence of
Mr. Mahone must be lessened, hence
they resort to any scheme or trick.
At the present time there is an or
ganization in the city known aa the
Christian Federation Society in wliich
there is represented seventeen churches
arid organizations. Mr, Mahone is tlie
president of this organisation and is
backed by the Christian people of the
city in the work he had done. He
ha kept in cWe contact with the peo
ple and is as well known among the
citizens as any man that haa been be
fore the public for a great many years.
FISH COMMISSIONER'S REPORT
The Last Call For
BuysVou Your Unrestricted Choice of Any Ladies' Tailored Street or Dress Ha
Now In atock. Values Range From $2.50 to $7.00'.
COME TODAY AND GET FIRST PICK
Washington State Fish Commissioner,
Kershaw, Make Report
State Fish Commissioner Van Puen
of this city is in receipt of the 16th sn-
nual report of Washington State Fish
Commissioner T. R. Kershsw. The, re
port which is dated from Ilellinglum,
Washington, gives some very interest
ing statistics in regard to th fishing
industry of the state of Washington,
especially with reference to the indus
try along the Columbia river.
From the report it is found that the
total value of the output for the sea
son of 1015 for tbe Columbia river dis
trict is estimated at $1,434,029,55. This
amount is divided as follows: Salmon
packed, $852,400,55. fresh, salt and
smoked fih, $032,220.00.
The value of the canneries, and fac
tories, Ashing appliances, and the capi
tal used in the operation of the same
amounted to the sum of $1.8ll,lO0.00.
This amount waa divided as Mows.
Salmon canneries operated, 6 $2W!,0O0.00
Salmon caneries not op 2.. 8,000,00
Cold etorage, 2 40,000,00
Capital used 035,000.00
Steamboats, 1 3,01)0.00
Launches, 24 fO,0O0.h0
Pile drivers, 6 700(l0
Scows, 24 ... 14.400.00
Fishing boats, dories, 025 .. flO.000.00
Pound nets operated, 3(16 300,000.00
Wheels, 13 10,000.011
Drag nets, grounds, 69 .... 200,000.00
Gill nets, 44 .". 70,000.00
Set note 73 ... 3,000.00
Two thousand two hundred and fifty-
two men were employed in the opera
tion of canneries, fsctories, steam
boats, and fishing appliances, along the
Columbia river district, and their sea
son's earnings totaled the substantial
sum of $578,350.00.
The output, of the Oregon canneries
on the Columbia river amounted to
A ROUSING RALLY
Republicans Hold Big Meeting
HANY GOOD SPEECHES MADE
Where the New Things Make Their Debut.
CHANGE OF TIME
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Commencing Sunday, November 19,
train No. 0, the Royal Blue Limited, will
leave Grand Central passenger station,
Chicago at S p. m., instead of 3:30 p. m.
and will arrive in Titteburg at 0:35 a.
m., Washington at 4:40 p. m., BaHimort
5:50 p. m. Philadelphia, 8:19 p. m. New
York 10:40 p. m. the same as with tils
old schedule, thus reducing' the time
one hour and thirty minutes. No excess
fare will be charged on this fast limited
train. AH other train will arrive and
depart the same aa formerly, Stop-over
ia allowed at Washington, Baltimore and
Philadelphia, not to exceed ten days, at
eaeh place, on all first-class through
Pain may go by the name of rheu
matism, neuralgia, lumbago, pleursy.
No matter what name the pains are
called, Ilollister's Rocky Mountain Tea
will drive them away. 35 cents Tea or
Tablet. Sold by Frank Hart.
Band la Present and Sender Entertain
taining Mus e Rev. L. D. Mshone,
Dr. Fulton, Dalgjty, Nordstrum, Bab
bldge, Laws, Panttaga Speak.
One of the most aucrful Repub
lican rsllles yet held occurred lst ev
ening in Pacific hall, 1'nlontown, when
a number of prominent clt liens spoko
on thn msin issues to he decided.
The meeting va cslled to order by
Karl KnobliH-h, who acted as chairman.
The band played two pieces of music
to the delight of a large audience, after
which ltev, L. D. Mahone was Introduc
ed and discussed thn local Issues fioin
tha standpoint of the morality of the
question. A comparison waa mad be
tween Astoria and other cities of the
Hajiie population as to the expense and
showed that we r pa lug entirely
too much. Mr. Mahone was followed
by Dr. Fulton. IU was plain ami above
board in his statements and urged
that the people support the ticket for
'Ihilgity followed In an eloquent
seeeh. He was emphatic- in the posi
tion that he occupied and that if he
waa elected he woujd give thn city thn
very best possible administration.
Various candidate were present and
were free to express themselves in fa
vor of good government.
A larg crowd was present and list
ened attentively to the speakers. The
Finnish population will do tha right
thing on Wednesday if we are to judge
from the Inte-est and enthusiasm manifested.
Mr. N'ord-truin, candidate for treas
urer in a very pleasant speech express
ed his satisfaction of being present and
meeting the people, ete He said that
he belloved in good government, that
the dance-halt and gambling should U
Capt. J. W. lbtbbldg st.tcd the rsa
son why ha waa a candidate. He was
anxious that w have good police force
in order that the citUens might l pro.
tected. ' i
W. C. Iws "a introduced and stat
ed his position on the Lira Issuesl
That if he was Wted he would back
up the atntemcrUa made in his certifU
cite when nominated,
Mr. Pent tug dl-ued the issue In
the Finnish language.
TRQY LAUNDRY DRIVER WINS BET
The f i lends of Miss Lldla Voder wer
treated with a box of bitter aweeta,
on account of an odd wager male at
the Assemble Club dance on last SaU
"A cake of pre
vention is worth a
box of cure."
Don't wait until
the mischiefs done
before using Pears
There's no pre
ventive so good as
Ealablihhcd in I73
- Here !
J.g X3he jju
n n i r m a if!
Unexcelled for Beauty and
COLD AND SILVER NOVELTIES,
FINE CUT CLASS, STERLING SIL
VER, UMBRELLAS AND CANES,
DIAMOND BROOCHES AND A THOU.
SAND OTHER THINGS.
Cushion tops i Back and
fronU, floral designs ...... 25c
Heavy Calatea cloth 38c
Satin covered pin cushions
10c to 35c
Trimmed pin cushions 35c to $1.25
Stamped doilies lo to 25c
Childrens hand bags . ,25a to 60c
Ladies fancy Img 25c to 40o
Latest designs in mens neck
wear 25c and 60c
Fiir. Furs, elegant fur at
remarkable low price ....
$ .45 to $24
Still time to buy an elegant
cravanctU) at a great re-
tluction $20 at 117.00
$18 at $15.50
All Tad ies wool shirt waist
reduced $.1.23 to $2.75
.....$2.75 to $2.25
Goods at the
fjew Store are
WE EAVE EVERY THING
IN THE TOT LINE
560 COMMERCIAL STREET.
That's what tha
The Ball Band Brand
goods are made from; and we carry
complete line, too. Also the lst Iw
ladles, men and children' shoes.
S. A. GIMRE,
343 Bond Street 0pp. Sou Hiigini 4 Co.
"O SPICES, cfl
CUTSET a DIVERS
f FORTLAN9tORZ00N. '