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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1905)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER to, 1903.
the jjoiixiarG jisToitrAx astoma, oillgox.
Our Xmas Stock of Goods
Is worth coming to see. We
don't enumerate them but we
have something to please one
and all .
A GOOD WARM
Two Letters Upon One Semi-Public
ROSS, HIGG1NS Co.
TERSE TALKS Of THI TOWN
Work, Progressing--lu a hit time
the Improvement of the street running
from tli north apporach of Young'
lUy draw brklgw to Ui rnunty road
will l completed. Already Contractor
tierdliig baa finished tlW clearing 'and
In few da; a will atart tH work of
Equalise Assessments TLU afternoo
the oity hoard of eo,uatUtion will von
vmm for the purpose of equalizing tb
aesmrnt4 which were mad to pay
for I'm rut of building the on
X"ia street ana Ute aum on r.trnange
Establishes Office Hoora Major Vie
announce that every buslnea day he
will bo iu lii rfU In the city ball front
10 a m. to Mil n. m., for the purpose
of transiting any city buinrc that
may coma up, and any person desiring
to see him on municipal affali ran do
ko by appealing there during the
Mayor Take Oath Herman Wl
yeterday afternoon at 2 o'clock took
the oath of office aa the mayor of As
toria. The oath wa taken in the city
auditor' office in the presence of (ieo.
Nolan, who beUIi Judge Andrron who
gave the mayor the oatb. waa the only
person present. Mayor VImi ha now
entered upon II official dutle and will
preside at the next meeting of the eoun
Place your Christ
mas order with us
now and we will
see that it will be
filled with the best
goods the market
Our prices arc right
11S 122 Twelfth St. Aitorla, Ore.
Only a Few Days Left, You Can
Select a Suitable
rs'oir our rsw stock or rime
Holiday Sbut-Dcwt The Triton k
Armstrong lodging eamp at Celhlanict,
ami the Willamette pulp t Paper Com
pany' plant at (Vkamofcawa, at both
cktoed down , fee the ' hotidaf a, and ' all
employee are bound Lome, and elsewhere
to rnjoy tht 01 great seeoo. of the
Chang of LocationMr. ami Mr. L
K. lMoi were in Astoria over night
from llwao. They Mi thl morning
for Knapptou, wile re Mr. Loomis ba
excepted a poaition with tht Simpson
Lumber company in their alore and
Oldest Meabei Wheriff Thoma If.
Mnvllle, of CUtM-p rounty, left lat
night for PortWnd, where be will Join
hi brotberUrif! of Vie Wale of Ore
gon, In convention today. Mr. I.lnville
I th'ohlet man in tht rank In point
of service. B upecta to bar a pleas
ant time and returne tonight on tb
Kew Officer Htte4 Temple I.odgi-,
No. 7, A. F. k A. M., laat night elected
it new ofllcera for the ensuing Masonic
year, a follow: Worshipful Master,
Allien IhinUarj senior warden, I rank
Vaughn 1 junior warden, tlark W.
Loughrcyi secretary, E. C. llolden, and
treasurer, J. Q. A. Ilowlby.
Track Cleared The A. 4 C. railroad
ufficials retort that tht land alid which
on-urred Monday afternoon near West-
port and covered the track for over one
hundred feet, neilUUflg the tranfer
of pMnger arrwa tht obt rutted
place I now removed and the train
are running aa uauaL Tb company
immediately after the accident wa re
ported sent a special train with one
hundred men to the epot, who by work
Injr all Monday night, removed the de
t.rli from the track.
BLACK SAND VALUES
Ajotttr XattiHting Resort from Dr.
Ih Aug. C. Khanrw Inform Hie As
lorian that be U just in receipt of an
other interesting report and detail on
the Clatsop bWk eand value, from the
hand of 1. David Day, the govern
nvnt expert, who h given auch vol
uminoir and invaluable aid anJ in
formation in thie relation.
The. late report i baed upon expert
tst made at tha Lewi and Clark la
brwtory, at Portland, and ahowt after a
thorouflh eparation by magnetic ma
chine, a reaidura of 170 pound of mag
netic iron ami 0 pound of rhrotnide of
iron, per ton of aand.
Thl reult i tha mort remarkable,
inasmuch aa Ue aanda examined were
averaged and taken from many boring
and then mixed. They were taken from
th tkbhnd lying immediately wet
01 the ateel bridge at the mouth of
A flra ay alao demon4rated tho
prewnct of gold In tbeet tame aand at
tfia handom ratio of 60 cent per ton.
Rtcapitulation of Talt Already Told
Superintendent Gardiner and tht Mit
chell Children What tht Neighbor
Bavt to Sy AitorUn'a Attitude.
In dealing with the subject matter
uia-Ie eonnpiniou by the following com-mnnh-atlon
revived at thl ofllct ye
terday afternoon, the AlorUn took for
it menUr in the premle, Superintend
ent , T. (Sardlner, of Vht Boy and
Clil Aid Society, of Portland, who, of
hi own initiative, eame into thla tec
tion ami made hi own definite inquir
Um ami drew bit own personal and ofll-
rial comluion in tht matter of tht
necet.ltle of tie Mitchell family, and
frankly pawed them on to tba report'
er of thi paper, lie wa relied upon
a a foncirntlou and painMaking ofll-
ial and tbi paier had, and bat, im
plicit confident in h rejKrt of the cae,
not only to the court but to the re
porter! And If . in tbe count of bl
iiKpiiry, bt wa misinformed, to Die dia-
credit and dinoouifort of Mr. MiU-bell,
tiie A-4orian can but icgret tht mi-
cbanct that ba come to him and to
cheerfully publish the statement be
make In hi own behalf and that of
tho good friend bo Mippletuent iU
with one of a like ort: They are aa
"To the editor of the Atoriant
"We, tho undersigned reeidenta of
hfoappt, Oregon, desire to aet forth om
fact in cnTobortion of the facta aet
forth In the accompanying letter from
Krnctt I Mitchell. It ia true that for
ome time pat rumor ba it that Mr.
Mitchell and family were destitute of
provision and clothing. It I a!o true
Ihut her neighbor bavt at different
time provided ber ilh provision and
clothing upon tht kUength of thee ru
mor willutut ny further evidence. The
undersigned have made a personal ex
amination of tht conditiona herein men
tioned and find that there l plenty of
provisions, and clothing, tudkient to
keep MrT Mitchell and ber children
well fed and clothed, without aid frpm
any tourct whatever,
-W. If. Twilight,
"H. A. Cameron,
"Margaret Cameron. -
E C. Itelknap,
'.Sherwood, Ore., D-c. 12, 03.
"Kditor A'torianj ejinits my name
ba been ued with conaiderablt free
dom in the Astorian recently, I would
like to make a tatement. The article
1 allude to wa priuted Dec., 8th, and is,
to poak moderately, niideadiiig. In tho
first plait I have not failed to provide
for the necesMtie of my family but on
tiie contrary provided very well for1
them a receipted bill will bow and
my grcatet failure wa to appreciate
wihat at lust becaint only too evident,
that 1 could not do everything for them.
Their mother even fouid It too much to
wah their face once iu two or three
week, or to take even a little care of
clothe which wert provided through no
effort at all on her part. A to the
charge of haih and cruel treatment
that i without foundation in fact and
a to demoting my children I have not
nor will I ever fail to do all in my
power for them.
"I have pent thousand of dollar in
Astoria and no one there or elewhere
can ay that my money or time were
oent In a disreputable manner or for'
my own pleasure or fine clothea, rather
a comddereblt turn which I earned and
one thousand dollars in addition have
gone trying to make komothlng of noth
ing whhh I am now convinced cannot
be done. One more thing, I aent Mrs.
Mitchell money einoe leaving Knappa
and requested her to let me know if
ahe wa in need of grocene. bhe ana-
wered that Jie needed hay for tbe cow
which I forwarded tht next day. Xow
I do not wish to take up too much pace
In thi matter but a thi I the sec
ond time I have been roasted without
any effort to find out whether there wa
ground for it I think I may ay tft I
think that the struggle made by me in
tbe year gone by to make a home for
that woman and ber children entitle me
to more con-dderation.
"Your very truly,
"ERNEST L. MITCHELL,"
Mra. Tilda Anderson, massage, 147
Grand Avenue. Civen either at home
1 1 I if
(T 1UI nA AOlDD - The Leading
11 U. vW'U'iriUUV House of Astoria
' FROM THE FIRE CHIEF
Warning Againtt the Miachanc of
The following communication Is pub
lished st tiie rcqucrt of Fire Chief C.
E. Foster, in relation to the use of in
flammable material in connection with
Tt tht Public
"Chrislma time I once more here,
and I dewire to again call the atten
tion of all to the danger in connection
with Cbristma tree exercl-e. Chriitt
ma greens cotton and the like, are
very inflammable, and tbe greatest
caution Hhould be ud; I would ad
viae that, wherever it ia poible, eleo
trie lighta be used in the place of can
dle, as a, great deal of danger may be
avoided in thi.
re that all door are unfastened;
that all aisles are clear and don't al
low crowding around the tree. In case
of fire, telephone the fire department
"If cburohe and tocietie intending
to hold exercises will notify me of their
desire, I will send a member of the de
partment to be present at the exer
cise, equipped with a fire extinguisher
so a to lie on hand in case of acci
dent. ' "A little precaution taken may be
the mean of saving the live of the
little one that gather at thee or
"C. E. FOSTER, Chief of Fire Dept."
Taken up by the undersigned, a pony
mare, brown color, with white stripe
FRANK SEABURG, 281 Taylor St.
N. A. Ackerman, 421 Bond SL, doe aB
manner of texidermy, furniture apbol
atering, carpet cleaning and laying, mat
treaa making a specialty and all work
Get one of those new style grapho-
phonea for Christmas, at Eilera Branch
Store, 424 Commercial atreet, A. R
Do you wish to study the piaael
Piano harmony and history of most
taught at Misa Tawney'a studio. MJ
Commercial Fulton building, Those
MOVED AND SEADT.
Charlts Heilbora k Co have movee
into their new stort and make tht aa
nounotmtnt that they are bow opta for
business and an ready to fill all order
Weed! Wood! Woodl Wood! Wood!
For choice dry box wood, telephon
2004 Black, or leave orders at tht At
toria Grocery. 0. Nelson, The, Wood
Hot drinks and sandwkhei at Hoef
Coughing SpeU Caused Death.
"Harry Duckwett, aged 25 years chok
ed to death early yesterday morning at
bit home, in tht presence of bis wife
and child. lit contracted a aligfct' cold
a few daya ago and paid but little at
tention to it. Yesterday morning he wu
eized with a Bt of coughing which con
tinued for some time. Hi wife aent
for a physician but before he could ar
rive another coughing spell eame on
and Duckwwll died from suffocation
St. Louis Globe Democrat, Dec 1st.,
Ballard' Horehound . Syrup would.
have saved-hi lift; tSc, 60c and $100.
Sold by Hart's drug stort.
to wait long at tht Oc
Shop. A. E. Peterson,
Morning Aatorian, 75 centa a month.
Tht LltUt Book Stort for Bale.
CLOSING OUT SALE.
On tht fifteenth of November, the tn-
tirt stock of goods at the little Book
Stort, will be put on tale at coat Christ
mas bargains in books, stationery nov
elties, etc 174 Tenth street
vSvensoii's Book tStore,
Fourteenth and Commercial Street
We art sole agent ia Astoria for tht Niagara Stovt Works of Buffalo, N. T.
Celebrated Stoves and Ms
--l-" 1 IfTL
13 PROBABLY WHAT YOU ARE
THINKING ABOUT JUST hW. OF
COURSE YOU WANT SOMETHING
MORE THAN WARMTH, YOU WANT
STYLE. WZ OfTER OUR LINE OF U
ADLER, BROS A OO.'S ROCHESTER
MAKE FOR YOUR COXSIDERATIOy. '
-ONE OF THESE WILL COST YOU.
" a 1 1 1 1 a 1 ii- '
FROM $15 TO 130. THE MERCHANT
TAILOR COULDN'T THINK OF DUv
ILICATINO IT FOR LE83 THAN
'FROM $35 TO $60.
A List of
Smoking Jacket .v... $540 up
Bath Robes ..$440 up
Gloves-.. .. Iijoo up
Evening Dresa Protectors "
... .......... ft jo up.
Bracer fancy .., .. .,joc up
Umbrella ... ,.. .$10 up
Waistcoats; fancy ... A.$xjo up
Bags and Suit Cases . . . .$1.50 up
Neckwear 50c up
Hosiery, fancy ... ...'...15c up
Handkerchiefs . ....sjc up
Shirts ...uoo up
Pajamas ... ... $140 up
Night Robes up
Underwear, suit ..4 ....$1.00 up
SUITS and OVERCOATS
For Mea ..$10.00 up
For Boy $4.00
In the way of
TOILET SETS, MANICURE SETS....
PHOTOGRAPH, POSTAL AND MUSI
CAL ALBUMS AND UP TO DATE
BOOKS, NOTIONS AND TOYS,
BIG LINE OF PICTURES.
THE ZENITH AND THE STAR
Every one guaranteed. Will let yon
stand or ait on the oven door if you
wish. Prices reduced on all stoves sad
ranges till after the Holidays.
l"J, J. Scully
470-472 COMMERCIAL STREET .
i Astoria's Greatest Clothier. X