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THE MORNING ASTORIAN; ASTORIA, OREGON.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER s, 190). I
Published Daily by
TEL J. S. EELLINGEB tOXPANY.
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A STATEMENT OF FACT.
The Morning Atorian desire to place
itself squarely or record in a matter of
importance' to very many people, in
cluding iU management, and upon which
it desire no sort of ambiguity to cxit
This is a non-political juncture and the
time for making just sinh declarations.
It is this:
This paper has made a clean, square
fight for a closed town ever since last
Hummer;' it has really made two fights,
winning in one and losing in the other.
It has been absolutely sincere in its
contention against gambling and againat
dance halls as public evil and has
made its content upon logical grounds,
In the matter of the recent election
the people of the city, as was their
high prerogative, decided against the
policy of this paper upon this particular
issue. But, tans apologies, sans ac
counting, the Morning Astorian stands
right where it did upon this grave ques
tion, and when the people determine to
reverse their verdict the Astorian will
be with them in mot unambgiuous
fashion. It was not inpired in its op
position to t!iee potent evil by any
political bias, nor will it, in the event
of further and future contention on the
same subject be swsyed by partisan mo
tives. It isVadically and diametrically
opposed to the two linen of human in
dulgence named, from principle alone,
and will fight them upon principle as
long as it operates under its present
proprietorship. Let there be no mi
' understanding on the subject, now, nor
in the future. This is final.
The electoral key-otfice, by which the
lilies of a closed town and an open
town were decided by the people on the
13th instant, was the police commis
sion, and as the candidates for whom
the A-torian stood had indicated their
personal antagonism to the two trench
ant evils, in unequivocal terms upon
their certificates of candidacy, the peo
ple had a plain understanding of the
hit nation and overwhelmingly chose
thoxe candidates whone views were
broader and les rentrirtive of the dan
gerous lii-iinses. So be it. The As
torian relinquishes, nothing of its op
liosition on this seoie, and will take up
the contention on its original lines
whenever it shall Ik- ehdient.
THE UNSATISFIED CROWD.
There is trouble brewing in tlie local
Democratic camp. One of the vital aids
in their lu(et political m-liieveineiit, the
winning of the city election iimhi a
"wich; open town" lui-is, was the pal
puttie twi-taiwe rendered by t!ie gamb
ling fraternity and the dance h;ill men
vho did herculean work for the Demo
cratic ticket and won it through in
heavy ratios. They lent their aid for
a tih:ted return, wliich was nothing
more or h's than the re-op-iiing of
their places of lui-ine; and now the
bosses are atempliiig to vitiate tlie
promisee! reward ley roiiiiieliiiijr the
sporting men to wait until after the
June election Wore opening up.
JCaturally, these people are filinjf vigor
ous and justifiable kicks of the hottest
and promptest kind. The hypotlie-i
of Democratic success in June was 110
part of the bargain under which they
operated so assiduously inDecember.and
is too vague and intangible a limit for
the receiving of the reward already
yarned. The Democratic suggestion that
the sporting world shall wait for it
pavment and political compensation
until after Clatsop county shatt hav
nn Democratic in June has not
enough savor of the sure-thing about
it is to satisfy the sporting creditor
of the dominant party. Thera will be
a "monker and parrot" time before the
firt of January, and the reward w
be delivered oon after, however grudge
ingly it may be doled out. Keep faith
gentlemen, keep faith!
THE PRIMARIES FIRST.
This paper will take tip no man
candidacy in the coming Mate cam
paign, from governor to constable, until
after the, April primaries Khali have dc
elared the first will of the people
this relation. After the returns are iu
from the primaries, this paper will
champion the Republican mmiinees in
good faith and support them, to the
last man named, no matter who he, or
thev, shall be. This announcement does
not bar these columns, however, to any
man who desires to use them in an in
dividual way, for the exploiting of hi
particular candidacy, upon the custo
mary space-rates in such case made and
provided. The primary law of the
State of Oregon must be given its full
est opportunity for utility and public
expression, upon this, its first formal
test in actual service, and it is " the
duty of every man, and paper, in the
commonwealth, to stand pat upon the
results accruing and do party duty
strict conformity therewith.
A Buffalo paper says the fanner of
that county will not maintain good
country roads even 'after the city pays
for them. People as close-fisted and
lioit i;hted as that are doomed to
N4rmud-hole sort of existence all their
We imported thirty-seven million dol
lars' worth of diamonds and other pre
cious stones at New York alone this
year. There is a suspicion that tlie
farmers of the eouutry'art beginning
to number diamonds among the neves
sario of life,
Another New York editor has been
If the big packers' are sent to ja
for rebating they will expect, of course,
to have their sentences commuted. -
The rzar is another instance of
high salaried man to whom tlie year
1905 has brought a lot of trouble.
Mr. Ilearst's attorneys will appeal to
the New York legislature to settle the
controversy between the mavor-elect
and the mayor elected.
Governor Jen Davis will be delighted
if the Republican leaders of Arkansas
make a wrangle over post officers the
Republican issue in the state.
An American girl married a foreign
title by granting an allowance of $40
week. ' Even now the value of the
article has not struck bottom.
Important business at the White
House will prevent Mr. Lungwort h from
taking a very active part in tlie con
gressional proceedings this winter.
it Is fioniitiui if the rzar can mus
ter force enough to warrant him tn
announcing that order reigns, in ar
aw or any other part of the empire.
Socially and spectacularly, the White
House wedding announced for next
spring will find the void occasioned by
the absence of a world's fair in 1900,
The magnetic pole has been reached
more than once. As the terrestrial
pole is 1200 miles farther north, it is
not likely to be investigated for some
Senator Tillman has conceived
udden and violent antipathy to the
Panama canal, and is trying to fill the
great waterway from the vials of hi
On her Texas tour Mme. Sarah Bern
hardt is playing C'amille in a tent.
The oien air of Texas will, it
thought, be good for jioor Cami!le'
Germany has apologized to Brazil,
Castro has backed down before France
and the Sultan of Turkey has gracious
agreed to reform. Weather indica'
tions are fair.
TlnMiuh Ohio is not in the White
Hot-use, it has managed to get next
Ice-iiesiiient rairbanks was born in
Ohio, and so was the President's pros
A wireless telegraph ojierator in Pur
to Kii-o a few days ago caught a me-
Mg passing between New York and
Boston. V.wn now
electricity apciir to
the marvels of
lie in the first
A f iiiiinliiin syndicate proposes to
build a canal and ship railway that will
flank l-ales Erie an St. Clare and part
of Huron. In ventures of this kind it i
well to know alien the Canadians will
insist on annexation.
New Mexico reports a ' remarkable
turquoise di-coveiy. Prosjiectors , will
keep 011 until Ciev find a jireat Ameri
can diamond field, and then the big
trust in South Africa will have to
stand competition in the business.
Under the statehood measure pro
posed by the Republican caucus Ali
son will absorb New Mexico, but the
new -rate will not be entirely harmo
nious, ivtune time must elapse before
sagebrush and cactus ran fraternise,
Secretary of State .will benefit by this
His following is not only a positive
ftcpuhliean element, but he has taken
a strong stand for tax reiicu in the
Mli. Wrightman baes his candidacy
on the very tangible proposition that
stata revenues should be derived from
This means something to tin taxpay
er. , As revenue officer of the stats ha
will seek to raie all state taxes with
out direct tax on the farms and
homes of the people. Salem Journal.
arrested on a, charge of blackmailing
rich man. An editor who works to
accumulate lacks the true spirit of the
profession and deserves to suffer both
the paugs of poverty and tlie pains of
The celebration of the 200th emitter-
sary of the, birth of Benjamin Franklin
comes in February, but he was such a
many sided and original man that lie
can be run as a serial, and then not ex
hausted iu matters of pat and present
Another tradition has been swept
away. There was no such person as
llendrik Hudson. It has been found by
examining official documents that the
explorer was Henry Hudson, an Eng
lishman, and that he needed an inter
in conferring with the Hol-
Therr is plenty of food for thought
in the statement that a fad for hunting
birds' nests in the vicinity of Lawrence,
Kan., deptived that section of an apple
crop for six years. Birds are natures
hief balance wheel in keeping down
insect pets. Yet many country folks
are dissatisfied with a game law unless
it is a practical nullity.
In the countries that carry on the
most complete and cheapest parcels
post system the following annual pro
fit are reported by their postal de
partments: Oermany, 113,120,700;
Great Britain, $22,523,000; France, 14-
00.000. In the United States last
year the postal dclicit exceeded 914,-
000,000. Uncle Sam, for a change,
should try a parcels post at reasonable
EFECT OF GEER'S CANDIDACY ON
The statement of the Pint hind Afro
Amerkan paper that Attorney -Oners I
A. M. Crawford is not a candidate for
re-election is without founds tiou in
fact. Mr. Crawford hat given po.l
satisfaction and the Indlcatiogs aie he
will be given another term without op
position from the Republicans.
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OTHER MEN OF MARION.
New Element Projected Into Campaign
Does Not Affect Wrightman.
Unexcelled for Beauty and
GOLD AND SILVER NOVELTIES,
j FINE CUT GLASS, STERLING SIL
VER, UMBRELLAS AND CANES,
DIAMOND BROOCHES AND A THOU
SAND OTHER THINGS.
There is every evidence that the
Portland bosses are making some of
the Marion county aspirants dance a
political feather dance.
They are encouraging four gentlemen,
and perhaps more, to become candidates
for state offices and in the meantime
promi'e the offices 'to other sections of
And the -Marion 'county candidates
ing in chorus: "Like a feather I'll
flout in my own litle boat, in my gum-
At U-st no more than one Marion
county canoe can weather the storm of
to primary campaign, with all the
Mjlitieal centrifuaal forces at work.
Marion county ought to haAe one
hu on the state ticket.
It is very plain that Governor (Jeer's
candidacy has thrown a new element of
chance into the situation, and weakens
the chances of some of our men.
Frank T. Wrijjlitman, candidate for
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