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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1908)
THJ5 MORNING AST01UAN. F STOMA, OREGON.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, IMS,
"The Style Store'
January Clean-Dp Sale
And Save Money
RESIGNATION CALLED FOR.
NEW YORK, Jan. 25. Sfayor Mc
Clellan has asked for the resignation
of Magistrate Otto H. Doege, follow
ing a scandal as to conditions in the
court over which he presides. The
magistrate admitted publicly that he
paid $250 to a newspaperman to sup
press a story which, it is alleged, de
scribed lax methods in his court
After consulting with a lawyer, the
newspaperman accepted the money
through a third person and then pub
lished the fact in addition to the or
ginal expose of the court methods.
Mayor McClcllan in his letter to the
magistrate regrets the law does not
vest in him the power of removal and
states that the public interest de
mands the magistrate's immediate
resignation. Magistrate Droege de
clines to discuss the letter or the ac
tion he will take.
RAILROAD WAR ENDED.
. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25.-The
Examiner says today that E. H. Har
riman and George J. Gould have end
ed their war over the rival interests of
the Southern Pacific and Western Pa
cific Railroads. It is said that under
the peace agreement the two roads
will cease fighting each other and
pending law suits will be settled.
This arrangement, it is said, was
made this week in New York at a
meeting between Messrs. Gould and
BANKRUPTCY PETITION FILED
CHICAGO, Jan. 25. Petitions in
bankruptcy were filed yesterday
against the Cream City Park Amuse
ment Company, of Lyons, I1L, by
creditors of the concern. It is said
the liabilities of the 'company are
$160,000 and assets $85,000.
Answers Hit Critics With Bunch of
Astoria, Or., January 25, 1908,
To the Editor of The Astorian I
inclose the following dispatch pub
lished in the Portland Telegram yes
terday: "Chicago Saloons to Banish Slot
Machines Music Will Also Disap
pear From 5000 Drinking Places by
Order of Saloonkeepers' Organiza
tion. Chicago, Jan. 24. Music fend
slot machines wil disappear next week
from SOCIO Chicago saloons by order,
not of the police, but of ofltcials of
the saloon keepers' organization.
Closer observance of the Sunday clos
ing ordinance also has been com
manded, and drawn shades and un
lightcd windows advised for Sunday.
At adirectors' meeting of the Chicago
Liquor Dealers' Protective Associa
tion yesterday the decision to banish
music and slot machines came after
an earnest plea from several officials.
The activity of State's Attorney Hcaly
in the Sunday-closing cases and the
work of the No-License and Chicago
Law and Order leagues were declared
to precede a saloon upheaval if close
observance was not paid to the law."
This shows that the Chicago Liquor
Dealers' Association has come to the
conclusion that slot machines are a
menace even to the decent saloon.
I call attention to the above dis
patch because the friends and attor
neys of indiscriminate gambling have
recently had so much to say about
card playing in Astoria. There's
method in their madness. "If you let
one kind of gambling go on, let every
thing open," is their cry.
The Mayor said in his annual mes
sage: "All gambling has been
stopped." Still there is gambling go
What the Mayor did say is: "In
discriminate gambling f has been
Since the beginning of time as now
and for generations to come, perhaps,
men will olav cards. And so loug as
they employ no professional dealers
and boosters, so long as they don t go
too far and keep young men out, it
will be a hard matter to find a jury
that will convict men of their ac
quaintance for playing a friendly
I never believe in wasting energy
January Clearance Sale
Special Offering of Bargains in All. Lines of
The full sized dresser finished
In golden oak. Special during our
clearance sale $7.50
, Special sale of carpet and lino
cum remnant at prices below
wet on regular good. Wis art
living 20 per cent discount
Golden oak parlor table, atce
24 in. by 24 in. Special price $2.
SPECIAL BARGAINS IN ALL
"-"Wil lT "BP" !FP jl
Golden oak finished dining
chair, either cane or cob
bler seat Special 80 cento
Special reduction in feather pil
lows, blankets and comforts. Sole
igente for the celebrated Mai ah
Sanitary Steel Couches,
One -Third Off!
ft ' ' ; -. i1 'i
t ya. V
Special Sale of $LOO Hats.
20 per cent Off on Suits
$30.00 suits now $24.00
$25.00 suits now $20.00
$20.00 suits now $10 00
$15.00 suits now $12.00
$3.50 Suits now
reduced to $2.00
Leader in Nobby Clothes.
and time in attempting the impossible.
I can stop and propose to. continue
stopping robbery of the many by the
few, so far as I can do it The law
gives us the right to seize any ma
chine, wheel or similar device and
destroy it, but the law does not give
us the right to destroy a man. One
is practicable, the latter is not prac
ticable. Shall we therefore allow ma
chines, wheels, etc., to run because we
cannot successfully and immediately
stop men from playing cards?
It might as well be said, because
you cannot always get witnesses or
juries to convict a man for breaking
the expectorating ordinance, for in
stance, you should let the murderer
go also. f
There are perhaps SO men in As
toria who play cards for money; there
were over a thousand men who threw
money into those plugged machines
and doctored wheels. Only those
who can play cards, or think they can
play, indulge in a card game, while
any old fool can find the slot in the
machine or the spot on the wheel.
I do not pretend to say that card
gambling is right. While men of
means or without families may find it
pleasant pastime, too many men waste
time and money, which they could use
to better advantage. But who will
testify against them, and what juries
will agree to convict? Still, I do say,
if any cigar store or saloon . should
allow young men or poor men of
families, to frequent card games for
money, or if they should employ deal
ers of allow banking games, there'd
be "things doing" all right. Reason
able people only ask reasonable ac
tion from their officers.
For instance, the law prohibits cer
tain houess, of ill repute, yet how
many people would favor the strict
enforcement of that particular stat
ute? Such action would tend to scat
ter the evil throughout the business
section; as it is, the sore spot is con
fined and covered.
We might insist that no one be per
mitted to play cards for money in the
open. Well, that . would drive men
behind closed doors, where young
men who are now ashamed to play
cards would feel safe behind locked
They say the city might as well get
revenue from these card games. They
know full well that card games were
never licensed nor fined.
The objections to machines, wheels
Crescent Wheat Flakes
Ready to Eat
3 Packages for 25 ents
Try some with your next order.
Acme Grocery Co,
The Up-to-Date Grocers.
3 win was JTUUmJ wBI U
and manipulated more and more, and
percentage games run by profes
sionals were unfair, and men had no
show at all or not one chance in nine.
If some one were to start a factory
that would distribute between a
quarter and a half million dollars an
nually, how happy we would be. And
yet some very good peopel kick be
cause we have adopted a policy that
keeps that much money in the pockets
of the wage earnert.
The people everywhere have de
creed that these machines be stopped,
or else they'd invoke local option.
Hence the Liquor Dealers' Associa
tion of Illinois insists (for the pro
tection of the decent men in the busi
ness) that the vicious machines, dance
halls and pitfalls be obliterated. And
the sooner the better element in As
toria and all over Oregon encourage
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Try our own mixture of coffee tbe
J. P. B. Fresh fruit tod vegetable.
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The Commercial, Commercial street,
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and latest records at 424 Commercial
street. A. B. Cyrus. tf.
Oliver typewriter and automatic
stenographer at A. R, Gyro. 4S4
Commercial treet tf.
A successful yen ha Just oloaH for
the Palace Jtestaurant and a new year
open. Tbi yean will to liouH, b a
uooeMf ul for thl popular restaurant a
U past If not mora so. The manner of
treating the guest pursued there can
not but tend to bold the trade and bring
those who bar never beard of the )
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C. H. Orkwit. 137 Tenth strest, can
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they can any place on th northwest
, Special Reduction Sal en Range
Stove and Rugs at L H. Hennlngeen,
604-606 Bond etrcet, next door to ex-
The Royal Bakery ha reopened under
new management and hereafter both
bakerle, at SOS Duan street, and 73
West Bond street will be conducted by
John tfiishlaussl who will supply U old
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