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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 2, 1907)
A RESOURCEFUL LEGISLATOR.
. "It will be ltii)imil)li) for ui to tranm.
fit any jmbllu btiHliuwa tonjht. uld
thn preHl.limt of the city council, "e
Oitiimi of the lack of a quorum." ,
"Mr, Chairman," nld the new mem
ber, arming (julctkl)', "I have k-cn elect
d on a pledge to my eonitltuency . that
I will work untiringly ami unceasingly
for the upbuilding and uplifting of our
city, and I now and here move that a
committee In appointed to conirfder the
immediate purehitse of a good a quorum
&i the murki't afford, ami that the
committee hp Itintrueted to ciure the
quorum and have it properly Installed
by the next mating night. And fur
thciinore," he Mild with a fine patriotic
touch, "ht u obtain a good American
quorum, and not ono of thoe ancient
Unman thing!" Shwn Magazine.
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HIT BY STREET CAR.
AIIKUDHKN, Oct. 1. J. B. Partridge,
a driver lit tin; employ of the Johnston
Tnfer company) wn atruck by a car
in South Aberdeen nlxitit 2:30 thli af
ternoon, and m quit badly hurt, Ho
.la hard of hearing and probably that l
tb cause of the accident. JI had a
team out, but no for a could 1m learn
ed, the team wan not hurt. He wa4 tak
n to the Alierdecn general hospital
where he. regained eon'loune, but
eemed to be In great pain. It wu
Impossible, at the time of going to press
to learn any; of the particular of the
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Reform Schools In Pretty Surrounding.
TAKING CHILD OUT OF GUTTER
New Order of Things Vtit Improve
ment on the Old Tlm Method! of
Helping Street Boya Training and
Care ii Exercised.
No Students, No Cocaine, No Gat.
We will forfeit (1000 to any char
itable Institution for any Dentit who
can compete with ua In crown and
bridge work, or teeth without platei.
Pay no fancy fees until you have con
sulted u. Our continued tuccesa in
our many office! la Jue to the uni
form high -grade work done by yean
of experienced operator. The prices
quoted below are absolutely the bet
opportunity to get your money's
worth which has ever been offered.
We use nothing but the best ma
terials. Prices Until Sept. 30th
Best Silver Fillings. . ... 50c
Platinum Filling! ..fi-oo
Gold & Platinum Alloy Fillings. $i.s
Gold Fillings la.00 to Is.oo
S. S. White Lay on Crown ..eV
Gold Crowns, best sak extra
Bridgework, per tooth, best work.. Is
Best Robber Plate, S. S. whit !
Aluminum-lined Plate $10 to lis
A binding guarantee given with all
work for 10 years.
Used only by us for Painless Extrac
tion of teeth, 50c
Read What Mrs. Jessie Level Says.
I bad 12 teeth extracted by the use
of Vegetable Vapor, absolutely pain
les the most pleasing effect and
bighly recommend the method. Yours
MBS. JESSIE LEVEL,
And those afflicted with heart weak
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and filled without the least pain
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Northwest Cor. Commercial and nth.
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Open Sunday, 9 to 2.
';,NBW. YORK, Oct. l.Induding sev
eral now being built, twelve villages
have Wen established wltblu the vicin
ity of Kew York within the past few
year to serve a homes for children.
The New York Juvenile Asylum was
the flrst of the reformatory institutions
In this city to move out into the open
country whore Us .young charges could
live in pretty cottage homes, surrounded
bjf gardens, farm lands and playgrounds.
The success of this change from the
oldUimo barrack life was so marked;
that eleven other reformatories have
followed the example set by the Juve
nile Aylum. In all these village colo
nies, children from the alums and the
tenements are taught farming and var
ious trades in addition to receiving a
common school education and learning
how to play-tho street boy is path
etically hicking in, all knowledge dt
healtby pastimes. The poung villagers
in their rural surroundings are brought
Into contact with Mother Nature who
browns chelr checks, builds up their
impoverished bodies, and straightens out
mental and moral kinks.
The new order of thing is a vast im
provement on the old time methods of I
helping tflie street, boy. And, apart
from the change in his surroundings,
the asylum boy of today also benefits
from a better understanding of his case
by thoita who have his in charge. Time
wa when it was thought that any ruf
fian wtts.'flt to l the keeper of juvenile
offenders, but happily better coutwel
now 'prevails and it recognized that
special knowledge, and training are re
quired in dealing with the boys If the
work of reform is to succeed. Such
knowledge and experience are, needed
to gain the confidence of the typical
MrcH't ooy at the start. if any one
doubts this, it would bo made clear to
to him llwt should be attempt to learn
aynthing at flrt band about one of the
army of New York gamins who have
been nailed the "princes of the street."
The novice is immediately "up
aguinst it," as the boy 'himself puts
it. since only the merest baby of the
slum, too young to talk intelligently,
is unable to "ttize up" the stronger.
Older children are o "wine" thafthey
inidanUy dUccm hick of experience on
the part of the Questioner with dlsas-
rou.i results to him. Suppose that,
rilh a deire to show kindness and
sympathy you sbould ak "How old are
you, little loyr or "do you go to
school!" of some precocious infant of
seven engaged in the paper vending bus
iness. The imp, covered with a decree
of accumulated dirt which caused Owen
Wlster to exclaim of. a London street
boy on a similar occasion, "How is it
postdhlfl in the short "pan of seven
years?" very likely would answer your
limuirv with "Aw. en on von .Toisev.
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at'eher think I am?''
But the novice should not feci the
'buff too keenly because even in the
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The Work We Do
i Anything in the electrical Business. Bell's House Phones
ilnside wiring and Fixtures installed anc kept In repair.!
I We' will be glad to quote you prices. I
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420 Bond street. , ; , .; Pnoiw Main 88i ii
Choice Wines, Llquora Merchant Lunch From
and Cigars 11:30 a. m. to 1:30 f jn.
Hot Lunch at all Honrs , a; Cents
'Corner Eleventh and Commercial
presence of the one he calls the "wise
guy," the man who knows ; all about
the street boy and the way to his heart,
the gamin Is not abashed, though to be
sure his impertinence Is then mark
of favor rather than derision. A little
tory In point is told by Mr. diaries
I). Hllles, superintendent of the New
York Juvenile Asylum, who devotes all
bis, time and energy to saving street
boys from shipwreck upon the rocks
of crime everywhere present in the slum
life of the greater cities. Each boy
sent to the Children's Village of the
Anylum is taken before Mr. Miles to
be questioned as a means of learning
his Individual traits and as a method
of establishing amicable relations. This
particular boy hasoome Into collisions
with tho law upon numerous occasions
but with the cleverness of his kind had
long eluded attempts to bring him, be
fore the Children' Cotirtr, When asked
by Mr. Hllles what offense he was charg
ed with he replied 1
"I wws play in' a game of, checkers
wid the cop, and it was my turn to
move and I didn't move and so he
jumped me, see!" His address he said
was 23 Lemon Street.
If not accordlnjr to the ethics of good
were at Jcast friendly and only uncon
sciously impudent' from the specialist's
point of view. In fact, the boy special
ist who cts himself the task of dealing
wieh delinquent children of the city's
manufnetrue muse j realize first of all
that the gamin is m all ways abnormal
having lived n abnormal life, and that
he is to be judged and weighed by no
Even withvthe most modern sort of
plant for muking good citizens, such as
that of the Juvenibi Asylum with its
widely spaced cottage built to acorn
inoikt no more than twenty boys each,
its lioxpltal, farm, school, trade teach
ing shops, merit system of marking
whjcli Incites to personal endeavor be
cause it provides personal rewards, its
huge playgrounr and Its many acres of
woodland the whole, tof be effective
must be vitalized bv the "personal
touch," by the knowledge of the boy
specialist. According to Mr. Hille
and experience will doubtless convince
each of uh of the correctness of his
statement no two boys are by any
chance exactly alike in mind or body.
Opportunity is given the boy specialist
by the cottage type of rcfrmatory to
study each boy, so that each mav be
treated as an Individual
"We regard each of our charges as a
fnqmrate problem," says Mr. Hilles,
"and from the very first use every en-
dmvor to went not the boy's fear,
which might lie eaily achieved through
strictly enforced arbitrary rules and ac
companying punishments meted out by
keejcrs, but Ins love and confidence."
Something in almose invariably ac
coinplmhed during the first interview
between the delinquent and the hoy
specialist, though often not without dif
ficulty. A boy recently admitted to the
Children's , illnge had not onlv been
deprived of the guidance of both mother
and father m his fight with the world,
but had alo suffered the loss of one leg
in a ride stealing episode upon a freight
train, lie had lived by begging, and was
so successful because of his allliction
that he enrned much more than enough
for his needs. The surplus which he
had accumulated had drawn him into
evil surroundings. His home had been
house of unsavqry- reputation and
Ids comauioiis criminal of both sexes.
I'poit his arrival at the Children's Vil
lage he was called into the superin
tendent's office in no very amiable frame
of mind. To a long list of persuasive
questions he answered only -ith surly
monosyllables until Mr. Utiles had al
most disparcd of making a friend of
"Have you any pets?" was asked fi
"Yes," the boy replied with his first
show of interest, '1 had a dog and a
"Where are they now?" Mr. HMilles
"Aw, I don't know," the lad said
rather huskily, "but and this was said
very fiercely "I'd paid my room rent
for a week, and they got a right to keep
them that long, liut wat's de use?"
he continued with a suspicious quiver
about his lips, "I won't never see 'em
"How would you like to have them up
here':" wan the next question.
"Aw, stop your kiddin'," came the
surly reply, and then as an afterthought
and altogether incredulously," "do you
really mean it?"
"Yea, I mean it." , . ' '
Say, mister," the' boy sind with tears
In lils eyes, "if you bring dem tykes
up iiere Uere ain'a notliln' I tyon't do
"All right," said Mr. Hills, "up they
come." And thereby was cemented 0
bond of friendship letween the spec
ialist who' knew hnw and the boy who
hitherto had felt that evcfy'"uian's hand
was against him. He is working now
at his studies and , is regulating his
conduct in such a manner as to win
the approval of "de head guy" and to
ensure his gettinir the createst rood
from the new system.
There are two ways to deal with the
treet Arab,, the specialist baa learned,
one good, one bad. The first, or old
method is to "break" him a the cow
boy "busts" a broncho, The escond Is
patiently and painstakingly to train him
as a thoroughbred is trained, eubstitut-
ing love and individual' treatment for
routine handling. But to do this sue
cessfully. you must be a boy specialist
ror, though sympathy and love are es
sential in the work, so is the knowledge
of the time when discipline is necessary,
Misguided kindness the preternaturally
sharp gamin would instantly employ to
worn his benefactor. The boy special
ist is fully equipped to detect shamming
and to be firm wrere firmness is required.
"Mgr Kodmans" says Mr, Hilles,
was one who required firm handling,
For a considerable period before his ad
vent here and after , the death of his
father he had been utterly intolerant of
his mother's control and bad become
firmly convinced that be was a law unto
himaelf. When he came to us and was
told to sit down he replied with a defiant
o, becoming profane and vicious
when we remonstrated with him. It re
quired thirty-nine coneesutive days in
Which to teach him that the first letter
of the alphabet of life Is obedience. Af
ter that he learned many useful things,
Including printing, and is now working
In New York earning two-thirds of a
man's pay and with a prospective of life
in which the old injurious stubbornness
has no place."
' Edgar might have been subdued in
short order if flogging or other corporal
unishment were believed in or rseotreta
punishment were believed in or resorted
to at the Children's Village. But H is
flogging would awake in the breast of
hetypical atreet boy a feeling of re
segment and hate which would effect
uilly militate against reform and the
pint of self-respect and self-reliance
which it is sought to instill. What is
done in extreme esses U to sentence the
refractory boy to the 'drill squad, where
he is compelled to perform light gym
nasties which though healthfufare ter
rible monotonous ' when long' pursued
Taken in connection with the fact that
a boy in the drill squad is denied all
privileges of pleasure and play enjoyed
by all the other boys, this method is
quit sufficient and leaves no smolder
ing sense of humiliation and enmity.
SEN. CURTIS AND "CRAZY HORSE."
United States Senator Charles Curtis
of Kansas is the only person with In
dian blood in his veins who ever sat in
the United States Senate. His mother
was a quarter-bred Kaw and his father
an oflker in the United States Army,
who saw considerable service during the
early days of the frontier.
Senator Curtis, in his unique career,
has licen much in the public eye, but
probably his first appearance showed the
kind of stuff of which he was made.
It was about thirty years ago in the
days of; the old Kansas Interstate Fair.
The great attraction of the week was
a tcn-thousand-dollar running race. Mr.
Curtis, then sixteen years old, was
black-eyed, black-haired swarthr lad,
straight and silent as any Indian who
ever lived. Among the speediest horses
in that part of the country was a raw-
boned outlaw colt known as "Crazy
Horse." The mare had a peculiar habit
of balking just before the finish line
Curais knew this, but beinsr in need of
money, calmly announced his intention
of riding the colt in the race. "Crazy
Horse ' showed the other ten staiters
lean heels tot three-quarters of the
distance. As the lad came down the
home stretch, a clear winner by five
lengths, the crowd along the track, for
they had no grandstands there in those
days, shouted in frenzy. The roar reach
ed the ears of "Cmzy Horse" who
promptly dropped back on his haunches.
Curtis was hurled through the air like
a meteor and landed on the roof of a
training stable, far away, with a crash.
He was badly hurt. For a time his
ate was uispared of, and he bears the
mark of the accident to this day in the
shape of an ugly scaiv
yw-tiss firet words whoa he recov
ered consciousness were, "I'll ride 'er.
Doc, I'll ride 'er!"
rind he did. Swathed with bandages,
ho sneaked out from his little cot in
the racing stables a week later, so sore
he could hardly move. But he won the
biggest race of the dav on. "Oizv
rse." It was that gritty performance
that stamped him a man in the eves of
his associates. Success Maeazine.
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