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THE MOHNINli ASTOIUAX. ASTORIA, ORECON.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, igo8.
A WIDE OPEN-LETTER
What a Prominent Clatsop Citizen
Has to Say.
COUNTY BUSINESS MATTERS
Wards of Warning to Men of All Parties
Coming Campaign Moans Some
thing More Than Mere Politics
Some Sstraight Tips.
Tlie following letter speak I'm itself
in unequivocal term-., it ml should have
duo consideration on all side-. It is
signed by a well-known citizen who i
petfeetly responsible and who write
just a he talk-, a qualification not
often nut with in these days of double
dealing. The letter is published for the
goinl it ought to do ami probably, will
do. It i unambiguous enough to invito
earnest consideration everyvv here, and to
that end it i given tin- wide publicity
of thee column:
" The Duty of the Hour.
" Editor Astorian:
"Astoria and Clatsop county occupy a
critical position at the present
politically and financially, and very much
depend on her citizens, whether hc ad
vances along the line that haw made
her sister town, on the Sound put on
metropolitan air while we remain a
suburban precinct. Some -tride have
been made to In- -ure; county road
have been built and county bridges and
four or five livery table are prospering
where one u-ed to starve.
"The street are full of teams of all
descriptions ami the public and tax
payer are paying for it. I.arge um of
money are raised annually to meet thee
conditions and were it spent in a legi
timate way, without the earmark of
graft, visible on every hand, no one
would complain. But where you are con
fronted with grafts and manipula
tion on every hand, it nukes the
citizens feel a though the improvement
were mighty expensive. When oftlr-er
will go on debauches and spend more
money in a week than their salary come
to in a year; when contracts are let and
the parties that let them, are interested:
and plans and specifications are thrown
to the winds, or destroyed: when men
ASTORIA'S GREATEST STORE
Saturday Night Special
From 7 to 9 o'clock we
will have on sale 10c
and 15c Embroidery at
5c a yard.
THE FOARD Si
Where the New things
a iv appointed to position wheiv ncithci
their location or ability i able to till the
colli rncl to the public, hcrau-e thoe ap
pointed wiii' appointed becau-e t liev were
metiilici of the family that had the
pull: when the public took and ma' hin
civ are laid aide and supplanted by pit
rate inleivl. because they aie in the
piv.it ion and ting: and expensive ma
chine and dml ale wantonly scattered
bv the roadside, to ru-t and de-tioy and
rot, I hill a few grafters can piotit there
by, is is high time that the honc-l men
in jill partie should mii-ult with one
.mother, and then iuoc in tin' mattei
by taking decisive action. The lime i
ripe now; we ale on the co ol out
county election and llniv aie several
large enterprise pointing this way. The
Northern Pacific llailio.id is building: in
our direction and an eleittic railro.ul i
iu contemplation and very much depend
on our public office and how they are
administered, whether they are con
ducted ill a straight and honoiable and
economical way or whether they shall be
i nil largely for grail-. Whether men
llall W elected to ollice who enjoy the
coiilidciice of our moneyed nun. tliat 0111
eotirt iioue tua be linisiic 1 in a reason
able and economical way. or whether the
same old crowd shall be ret tinted, that
evervhodv lias lot confidence in and the
public out ii-it-
and rmaiti an eye-ore for traner and
capitalists u see ,uid discu. that come
amount u seeking iu et incut .
" It is a lamentable t.ot that you talk
with Mime of our prominent men an!
volt allude to those conditions and these
rafters and they will ay, 'Ves
thai i .n
Itut he i a ni.nl man or a
grot general.' He
puller or 'operator',
pen- to belong i
meant a ureal wire
II will -ay . if he h.ip
th.it pally i in hi
: You can't -kin
him. You can't k-at him,' remark yon
hear every day. Kepubiic.ui and IViiio
crat. each of you consult with one an
other and pick out good, square men:
men that have not been fattening at
the public crib; men that have not Ix'eii
mixed up with wire-pulling: men that
everyone has confidence in: men that
Republican want to vote for when they
are nominated in the Republican party,
and Democrat of the same stamp in
the Democratic party; and let u- go in
to this campaign w ith dean men on bo'h
sides and at'tei th" -tiinkc of battle
clear away, which ever -ide i- victorious
won't matter o much to the voter and
taxpayer; but everybody will k bene
fitted: confidence will b- restored; you
can get ;ill the money you want to
finish up our court house and A-toria and
Clat.-op county will ri-e Phoenix like and
taV" her place alongside cf her i-tei
to'.n a!! ovei' the Iiorthwe-!.
w. i. ixii.w.r.s."
Make Their Debut.
Chicago Police Arrest Man who
Committed Clever Forgery.
PRISONER MAKES CONFESSION
Fotged the Pay Checks of Many Films
and With the Aid of Accomplices
Succeeds in Gaining Thou
sands of Dollars.
t lib i;i. March
the i cent .S,0Ol
steel t'oinuanv pa
r. The principal in
forget of Illinois
h cks in Smith ( hi
eago lias lieen discoeiei
hi ow n confession, l.oui'
l.oiigpic i the
man. lie was arrested vc-tcnlav in the
otliee of the West rn Kuil. Note Com
pany, when1 he has been employed a an
I.otigpio protested innocence, but af
ter Icing closely .pics! ioiie.l, he conic
od that he made the plate ironi which
the check weiv printed and that he a-
itcd in cashing them among the South !
Chicago merchants. l.oiigpie' wife wa
arrested Monday and identilied by -ev- j
era I merchants a having cahe. mie of
the pa cheik. There arc s.v.'ial "th '
els illlili'l' alrt but the polite lehsf
t,i tel! their identity. )
l.ongpiv ha ln'"ii under pidiie uiveil-
l.inee for A number of yeir and wheuj
the j i.i V chei k forgery w.i- mad - he wa
upected. In many in-tanee lie ha
been arreted on -iijiiejon ni king con
nected with other forgeries, one in Juliet
which i -aid to hive netted SiI.im and
other ill cities of the Ka-l. He always
c-c.iped ciiv id ion, however.
Police official for various iiti -, in
cluding -loliet and Itutl'alo. have been no
tiked and will semi repre-cntal i e. here
to try to identify some ol the gang
The swindling in South t hieago j
timed on February 1". The memUi - of j
the gang appeared at place- vvhcic t he I
vvorkingnicii wen' wont to , t-h lh' ir J
check. All the men weie atliie.l in
working nidi' garb and the check- weie
cashed without iiic-lion. The stoic
keepei did lio; di-covef thai they had
been victimized until the fallowing da.
Th:s is ReRar''ed as Best Means of Reu
NKW YHKK. M.n. l, 7. The ,!,. ,,p
ineiit of the v I'ervv.iy o M.J- e-m.'ry
.1- t !.. l.e-t lliea !'- of t eg'ii.'titi ra ill o."
l ite, V.as .,-,te. by ( oh;;lc--l!.,ll
,l....-pli K. Kan-del! .o.ii-i.u..i in .
tier diliuei .p'-ccii .i-t nigi.i at 'h
iltlllll.ll ball'piet ol the cl 1 i'ie I
of Trade ill tii - Kroiiv
Klli-d'-ll. "i- 1 l"!M tii!"
a- cheap a- lail .in-' it
oj.'-d to th" Ut llli.-l hot
Height and a legul.i'or
i .il l icr o
-. Win ii
ever we have river.
ood'- navigation. Ii'-i-iit-and
the) i- ii" d'-iii in. I for
Mr. Kaiis.e; called
heap freight rate, ,ri
a 1 1
'I'll. II lo lllc
lit ill I'l ilc e
arid (oTiiiany as a iv-nii of the miner-on-
canal- ol iho-c count ri - ,.i. oHeied
-tati-tic lo .how that if ii,,. total ap
propriation for all purpose in nil' by
Connie-, in the la,t ten e,n,, the riv
el and hiirlioi- had rcceii. ei only i hel
per cent, and that only one p -r ecu' in
addition to that had Ih-i-ii appropriated
for the promotion of commerce, while
forty percent had been lpeieei of the
tinny, tic navy and peu-ion pnipo-e-."
NKW YfiKK, March ii. Moili- d.
.le.siip, pieiiletit, of the ( iiamber of
Coinineree, appointed ye-terilay a com
mittee to consider the J-'-licial ipie-tjoll
of currency reform. The member are
Frank A. Yaiiderlip, l-ador St rau. dolm
(lallill. 1)11111011'. flat he. and Chit fie A.
Coiiant. This eommille- ha- been nam
ed a th- result of a resolution intro
duced by dacob If. SchilV and adopted
by the Chamber of ( 'oiiiiucicc at it
February niei'tiny. The report of thi
coliimit lee when completed i- to he -llb-mitl.ed
to the President of ihc fiiited
Slate and to the Secret ary of the
Torture By Savages.
"Speaking of the torture to which
some of the Ravage, tribes in the Philip
pines (subject their captives, remind me
of the intense Buffering I endured for
three months from inflammation of the
Kidneys," says W. M. Sherman, of Gush
ing, Me,, "Nothing helped me until I
tried Electric Bitters, three bottles of
which completely cured me." Cures Liv
er Complaint, Dyspepsia, Blood disor
ders and Malaria; and restores the weak
and nervous to robust health. Guaran
teed by Chan. Rogers, druggist. Price
Mr. Bowser and
Plans to Fotm an Antitrust
Association and a Few
WIFE'S MOTHER ARRIVES
She tJlrttually Puts a Stop to I'tojxwcd
MrcUngs and Mr. U. Sulli In
t Copyright, 'i, by McClurr, 1'hllllpi. A Co
M 'l 11 Wt you to hurry tip dinner
I little toulgtit." milil Mr. HowNor
I us lie nctiiil home from tlu Of
lice tlu other vvenlni: mid lmntl!y
doltitl til lint und ovorvont.
"Wlmt I (tolnit to bnppen?" bnIuhI
"Several ihliiic. A iiunilier of u or
Kolng to meet here totilKbt to form no
iiutltriiNt iiKHoclntlon, iiml I Ntinll prob
Hbly be eltvteU prenbleiit of It."
"Tlien 1 pxiMH't a ootiiinlttef from tlm
Mberty club. It him bwMt dlneovenil
that there lire tboilxiilidN of eolc In
Ainerlcii who iloii't know tho Anu'rlinil
fliiK when they nee It, iitul w iropom
to Meaner tbo emblem of liberty nil
over the I'tilti'd State. The old prenl
dent lum resgm;, and I nil nil ln elwt
el 111 hk place "
"Then w e nre golnil to organize wlmt
will protiiibly be ciiIUhI the lionent
THE CAT li.LI.OWEr IIIM.
tuaii's party nt the next irouenil elec
tion, nlid tiveur -ox L'eiitleinoii will call
I here. I tthail bo made chairman."
j "Aren't you ul'raid that fotnc of these
I men may bo piayini; you for it ooil
I I tiling?" iisl.cd Mri.. I'.ovVM r, liH the)'
I Hilt down t' tbo table,
j "What: Play ine for a koinJ tiling''"
' j shouted Mr. P iv.xt in be behl Ibc
1 curving knife Ii. t!ic air.
i 1 "Ye. You know you luivo often been
j lay eil."
' "W'oinaii, o. lift do you mcaii' Am 1
1 t.O be illSlllteil III ICV OWII lOIe lllld
to in x- teclir." W ho h; s ever play-d
! IIjo V Who ui:i ever loounl 1 pi ill lllc Hi
' i u man who coilid I e played? Iou't
try I. sneak o il of it, but answer uie
- I Mimp'ly "
. J "Haven't men coii.e here nml pre
teiidcd they Wiiiitiil to ui;:u you aider
inn n or Inayo' or governor ?
"Ves; men have come here, but I
found out vv'uit they were alter and
jravo thcin tb bounce! Played! Phiycd!
Mrs. Bowser, get if into y our head that
Pin no fool. When a set of men Mut t
out to ilny ine for a soft snap they've
got to get. up early In the nioniltig."
"But I don't f-e,. wh,v you should med
dle with those things you i-ix-ak of.
Why do you do It ?"
"1 do It because I'm opposed to trusts;
because I am a liberty loving Amerlcun
Itl.en; because I am mi honest mini
nnd want to see an honest government.
A mini without ambitions Is no mini nt
"Well, I hope they won't bum book U
you," she wild, with u High.
"There- vml mi niralii!" falrlv bowloil
Mp Ttowsor iib he knockeil tils iilulo i (T
the table with his elbow und cnusi'd
the cook to count running In. "You
hope they won't bamboozle meiiie,
Mr. Bowrierj-your husband! By thua
der, woman, I don't know what to
make of yon"
"Why don't you?" asked a voire at
the foot of the basement stairs, a vol 'e
that almost made Mr. Bowser Jump oit
of his shoes.
The front door had accidentally ben
unlocked, and (he mother In-law had I r
rlvcd and walked In.
Mrs. Bowwr rose up and weleomod
and kissed her, but Mr. Bowser's fn.'i
turned red as he sat and glared ut her,
"Samuel," said the old lady as she
removed hoi' hnt and shawl and sut
down to the table, "you were doing a
heap of loud talking when I arrive 1.
What Is It nil about?"
Mr. Bowser grudgingly riatned fie
gentlemen Whom he expected to cull
and announced their objects, as lie h id
given them to Mrs. Bowser, and added:
"Mrs. Bowser was expressing her
fears that I'd be bamboozled. If I was
regularly noailnated In convention for
the presidency, she'd think there wss
some trick In It What the devil docs
a woman know about fbese thin ft,
"8nm,uel Bowser, don't you use cn-
PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IS
other oath in my pic-eiice,
way getting inlo ..lap .
knout it aii.l I know ii
Yoti un al
and Sal ah
It I hen ', a
Woiiinn within tiintdi-cil mile of this
houiu who iloent't know morn about
politico tliiill you do, I'd like to bow
"Wlmt! What! I oii t talk Hint way
"Iji In to you: Walk upstair to the
Nlttltii; room and take a seat, mid when
i h-jvc tlul-bcil my .I nner I'll have
little talk with you I Jtit felt It In my
Iioiich that I oimht to be lnTc tolllllt."
Mr. lioWHer went upstalrit mid walk
fl to ami fro and rai,'is 'Hie cut fol
lowed him, nud It vvan n k'om1 time to
Klvc him u hoist, but he ioi;!ci't.d It lie
wan Htlll walking when bl wife and
luotlierlnlavv en me up, Iiml the bitter
"Now, don't HWciit your collar, Sam
uel Sit down and ILli n to me "
"No one iis'.cil you to come on H
visit," he retorted.
"1 linked IllV eif. nud illi'l you l(et
too HiiHty or I'll may ii whole year. To
bt'Kill With, there'll be lio iiiititnixt
to-ctlln; here tollijjllt. The felloWH nr'
t 1 ;i'y t - oil "
'1 Nay there will In- n meetltinr'
'And 1 nay there won't, ami that net
ties It. The Liberty club limy coirm
. loblitna nroiiiul, but they won't te In-
Vlted to ilr III, or s::"ke.
I I vva
us li this vv us your house
;i a I. 'V "
'. I h '- I tail. I know
1 i ij i.
!,( . . -' f : 'i
i f t v - .n't I e or
! -: 1 .-j. ami I II
, , ;,' !'"!. .. : ' i rt'f !l i ii !o
i; I III ':" -!. lilnl th"
" '' . e ! I i T In II i li lid s.uil
.. t.tii ii. Apply lo the
t i' . il of Ihc f ite when
! . -li ! i 'ii n rrl v cil,
. '! ,.i't ; ' i'-iri'ti," mm Id
i i v. v Kb -i l:t:e. "Plen
lo the boii-c, I. nt noiie for
It vv a -. ,
1. her m I:
i 1 cy licit
-It's I .,
IV of i-l.liCt
Tin y "en
.. in-; i ll. i !, :
I'.ou .-. r In?"
"Ill- is. 1.11
" ! t : 1 1 1 1 iirr
vbat lo do
ve.l. "Is Mr.
I ,'S s..s,
I c c::li't be played this
other evening, perhaps,"
"Are you hi" w ;. '.'"
".No 1 1 is I m! Iht ill la vv !"
"'I hen that settles it." said the holi
est llii-li III chorus, as they nlinost fbsl
do'.V II liie Hti el.
, "l!y I he livliii; Jint'o, iiiadii in !" begun
j Mr. Ilowser, us she returned to the sit-
I tor,' room, but t-be walked straight up
to him and tait ;
i ' 'labile dow n, Samuel, cuddle down.
Surah .ind I lire going upstairs for a
little talk, and when I come down I
want to Und you nnd tell you a few
things. If you leave the bouse I'll hunt
you dow n."
Il was two hoiirH Inter when she
ciiine down. Mr. Bowser had taken a
seat on the floor to sulk nud had fallen
Ills hiiees were drawn up, his
back humped, and he had the look of
an orphan far from lemonade or soda
water. 'The cut lay on his back with
his legs up, and there was ai atmos
phere of homesickness In the room.
"Poor Siiiiiuel!" sighed the mother-in-law.
"I hate to do these things, hut
how else can you get along w ith such a
I'tell von I rim this house!" M Id
Mr. Bowser, petililng In his sleep.
"Ho may, IrU I guess not!"
"And I'll have who 1 want here!"
"You think you will, but, you S'.e,
your mother In-la w Is here."
"And If you don't like It you can go
"Sleep, Samuel; sleep," Hllld till!
mother-iii-law as she turned nway. "I
have come to stay a month or more,
and you'll need all your strength to
stand up uimr the strain."
A Lively Tussle
with that old enemy of the race, Con
stipation, often ends in Appendicitis.
To avoid nil serious trouble with Stom
ach, Liver and Bowels, fake Dr. King's
New Life Pills. They perfectly regu
late these organs, without pain or dis
comfort. 25c at Chas. Rogers, druggist.
Wc have the kind of
Clothing that young
men prefer to buy. It
possesses the snappy
style that marks the
college men's choice
Fabric novelties, unus
ual patterns, splendid
tailoring. In short, "swell
OUR CHEAT EST ASSET.
For Lenten Season
Wo carry a full lino of
We ill") have tt full line of fre.h and
faulted fruit nud v ep'tublc. Sweet
navel ti jtiijt- fioiii 1 i to SO eMi(, ,(,
V.-vv tlovvcr nerd- on di.play at
4ST0RI A GROCERY
I'hon.' Main fHl
B23 t.'oiiiiner . la! St,
Open Shop I'm I'limcu Will S:.unl in
N'i - v.itk.
I.IV ; ..
' l.l 'li
II 0 - I I'M III e
..i'i t.'ti.n i - 1 1
..il'.IC. hi'll-c L I
o, l 'I .-ut';,
tie' I....II '.
pi Hi ' I I '
ill-. ,,lt inn.
I hi, I- the
1 I he I , ;,.,'. ,e!.,. 1 - i:.lV -o
supplied tii.,! lie eiii!',a.. for
t town ha lice'i 1 1,,, c, luiic I.
he, I ev j. lell. c ol t le- l.c t that,
. t.ie ha, n.a ie I I liiaiii'l;! the
I I lie opetl -hop."
MORE COMFORT THAN EVER, f
On Sunday, IWinber 17th, the Don
'cr Bio Criitid railroad will inaugur
ate a daily line of standard nnd tour
ist Sleeping cars between Deliver and
I,os Angeles in connection with the new
Chirk road. Ilnth car will leave Den-
ver daily nt tli.'IO a, m and airivo at
Suit I.nkc City at 1:35 p. in., the next
day. At this point the ears will be
held over until midnight, thus allow
ing through passengers the privilege of
a stop-over of ten hours and a half In
Salt laike City. Kastbound, these cars
will have I.os Angeles at 8 p. in., and
arrive at Salt Ike City at Ot.10 a. m
neo.ond morning where they will rwnairt
over until It; 60 p. m., thence to Denver
where they will arrive at 4:20 the fol
lowing afternoon. This stop-over at
Salt Ijike City of the regular line of
! 'V"R ''" promise to bo an at
tractive feature for truiiscotilinentjtl
The Morning Aslorian, flJie ti mouth.
All volers of Clatsop county, irres
pective of parties, are hereby invited
and requested to meet nnd participate"
in a muss meeting to lie held in " Logan
hull" at Astoria, on Saturday, April 21,
100(1, at 10 a. in,, for the purpose of
nominating a full county ticket to be
voted for on Monday, June 4, 11)0(5.
C. ,T. TRKNCHAUD,
Chairman of the Citizens'
Committee of Astoria, Or&.'x,
MAX W, 1'OHL,