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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
SUNDAY, AUOUST 9
Fresh Supply of Cheese
Martin's Eastern Cream
Try Bent's Water Cracker
A. V. ALLEN
Sole Agent for the Celebrated H. C Fry Cut Glass.
PHONE 711 PHONE 3871
UNIONTOWN BRANCH PHONE 713
STOPPED IN MID OCEAN.
i Competion in Telephone
Does not offer a CHOICE of
i BENEFITS, but COMPELS a
i: CHOICE of EVILS; either a
i i HALF SERVICE or a DOUBLE
! Will the telephone users of Astoria be
wise and profit from a knowledge ot the
unfortunate experience of other Pacific
Coast cities with the double telephone
Read this letter from a citizen of
San Bernardino, California,
where the so-called Home Tele
phone Company was given a fran
chise some five years agos
San Bernardino, Cal., June 4, 1907.
Mr. C. G. Lundblade, Eureka, Cal.
Dear Sir: Yours of May 28th at hand. In reply
will say, yes, we are in a fight to get rid of our double
telephone system and that fight will go on until the
end for which it wai started shall have been accom
plished. Our people have learned from experience that a
double system is the most absurd institutton ever de-
I vised by man. Nothing more senseless can be con-
ceived. A double system means in reality a half sys
1 tern. Because not three per cent, of residence own
ers can afford two phones and as but one phone gives
communicatian with but half of all who have pnones.
our residences are doomed perpetually to half service.
My neighbors who pay for the home phone must
come to my house if they would speak to anyone who
has a Sunset and I must go to my neighbor if I would
call anyone of half cur city who regularly pay for
phone service. Mayor Barton tells me that his neigh
bors use his phone about as much as they do their
own. And so-it will be with you if your people are so
foolish as to establish a phone system that necessi
tates it. The merchants are of course compelled to
pay for both phones. This they cannot escape so
long as residence people must order goods. They see
the uselessness of the thing and curse it every time
they pay double for service; our grocers and butchers
are determined that it shall not continue.
Our people are practically a unit against the
double system. Had they known a few years ago
what they have since learned, a proposition for a sec
ond system would not have been tolerated.
Do not be misled by the fallacy pf "competition."
It does not exist. Each company has its schedule of
prices to which it rigidly adheres and that is the end
of their warfare. Remember this, it is a thousand
times easier to keep a corporation out than it is to
that has a foothold.
What the city needs U not poor service from two
J systems, but good service from one.
. . , Yours truly,
t (Signed) N.A.RICHARDSON
Big Vessel Pausei While Surgeon
Operates On a Woman.
NHW YORK, Aug. 8. While in
mid-ocean the Ccdric of the White
Star line was stopped for nearly three
hours last Sunday afternoon so that
a surgical operation could be per
formed on Mrs. Thomas Trebell, of
New York, a cabin passenger.
Mrs. Trebell, who was returning
with her husband from a visit to
friends In England, was taken sud
denly ill,, and the doctor was called
in consultation. He decided that an
operation was necessary to save the
Captain C. A. Bartlett, commander
of the Cedric, was informed that the
least possible motion of the ship was
required in the operation room and
a notice was posted telling me pas
sengers that the ship would be stop
ped for a time after half past one
o'clock on Sunday afternoon.
Two surgeons participated, and the
hospital staffs and nurses on the ship
were through with their work after
an hours delay, but the condition of
the patient was so critical that the
ship was not sent ahead at her nor
mal speed for two hours more. On
arrival in port Mrs. Trebell
was .a' en to the New York hov'itii,
and ii is btlieved she is on the road
to nermantnt recovery unless new
conmpl'.calions sets in.
JAPAN'S NAVAL STRENGTH. .
Is Making Great Strides In Construc
tion of Small Craft.
NEW YORK, Aug. 8.-Lawrence
Speer, vice-president of the Electric
Boat company, who is considered the
leading authority on submarines in
America, has returned to New York
after a tour of observation abroad.
He will immediately begin the con
struction of submarines for the
United States government.
"I have had an opportunity to learn
something about the extent of the
building of fighting craft in foreign
countries," he said, "and it may be
put down as a certainty that Japan is
not buying battleships or cruisers
from Brazil or Chili, but is making
great strides in the torpedo destroy
ers and submarines in her own yards.
"No one knows what they have or
what they intend to build. They are
courteous and conservative. England
and Germany have been called upon
by Japan to submit plans for the con
struction of shipbuilding plants."
TIMELY TOPICS IN
RIVAL SECTS WARRING.
Roman and Greek Catholics In a
Lively and Deadly Warfare.
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 8-Bul-lets
flew thickly at a cauip of Aus
trian laborers near the smelter town
of Garfield, 18 miles from here last
night. Constable Ben Cullcy was
wounded in the back while trying to
re-establish order. Sam Neckis, a
foreigner was taken to a hospital
with a bullet in him. A boy is said
to have been killed, but this has not
been definitely established. A score
of peace officers large enough to con
trol the situation was sent there and
three arrests were made. The out
break is an incident in the guerralla
warfare that had been maintained for
months between Roman and Greek
Catholics and has already led to sev
HAS A STRING TO IT.
Jjohn D. Rockefeller Proffers Gift to
the "Uncle Remus ' Association.
CHICAGO, Aug. 8 A dispatch to
the Tribune from Atlanta Ga., says:
: The $1,000 subscription of John D.
'Rockefeller to a fund to establish a
.memorial for "Uncle Remus" (Joel
: Chandler Harris) has a condition at
tached to it.
! President Joyner of the "Uncle Re
mus" memorial association received
a letter from Mr. Rockefeller yester
day stating that he would give $1,000
provided the association raises $49,-
000 in a year. The letter surprised
the officials of the association and
they will inform the oil magnate that
his gift will not be accepted with the
, conditions attached. The association
1 has fixed no limit to the memorial
'fund and does not intend to.
CORRESPONDENT SENDS LIST
OF SOCIAL ITEMS AND OTH
ER HAPPENINGS IN THE
NORTH SHORE CITY.
Mrs. W. B. Hawkins, who hns been
visiting for a few days in Portland,
returned home rriday.
Hon. J, J. Drumbach, present
county prosecuting attorney, return
ed from an extended trii on l'umt
Sound and Portland, Thursday. While
away he closely studied the political
situation and like all good democrats,
thinks his party will surely win in
the coming contest this fall. We un
derstand Mr. Brumbach will be a can
didate to succeed himself as prosecut
ing attorney of Taciiic county this
Mrs. Artie Graham, and her two
children, left the latter part of the
week for her home in r.dmonds,
Wash., after spending a few days vis
iting friends and relatives here.
Mrs. J. R. Wright, who underwent
an operation in Portland a short time
ago, returned home the first of the
week with her daughter. Mrs. Ray
and her two little grand children, who
expect to spend sonic time visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. J. R.AVright.
Mr. and Mrs." Steve Miller, of Cen
terville, Wash., and Mrs Jollife of
Portland sncnt Thursday in Ilwaco
visiting with Mr. and Mrs. James L
Mrs. Frank Embrec, who has for
some time past, been running the
boarding house, found it impossible
to continue owing to other, duties,
and was obliged to close Saturday. So
far we are unable to ascertain who
will take Mrs. Embree's place.
Mr. Rav of Portland arrived Friday
and will spend a Thort time with his
wife, who is visiting her parents
Henry Brown died at Seaview Tucs
day morning and the remains were
sent to Portland for interment. He
was an old and respected citizen of
Pnrtland nnd had resided on this
coast for several years.
Miss Blanche Hirschner returned
home Thursday, after a visit with her
friend, Miss Alvena Peterson, at
Mr. O. W. Heath, the tinner and
plumber has moved his shop into the
Fraternity building just in the reaT
of the jewelry store.
John R. Coulter returned home
Saturday from South Bend where he
has been spending a few days at
tending a commissioners meeting.
Miss Mona King, formerly of this
ritv wlin for the naSt two vears has
been acting as a nurse in the St. Vin
cent's hospital, Portland, is spending
a week or two visiting friends and re
latives in Ilwaco and Chinook.
Dr. and Mrs. Lee W. raul are en
joying a visit from his mother,' Mrs.
Paul, and hii lister and brother-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton of Denver,
Colorado. This is their second visit
in the oast two vears to Ilwaco and
they are very much delighted with
the fine climate and surrounding
Prof. Angus Jack, who taught in
the school here last term, is, making
a short stay in Ilwaco among his
friends. Mr. Jack is a candidates for
county school superintendent, from
Pacific county, on the democratic
ticket. We know of no one who
would be more capable of filling this
position than Mr. Jack, "and the peo
ple of Ilwaco wish him all success in
the coming election.
Miss Hazel Hughes returned
Thursday from a month's visit with
I One of
We have jut received our fall
line of Jersey and sweater coats
in the new college weaves.
Priced $2.00 to $5.00
Call and See Them.
MAY STOP BETTING.
TOKIO, Aug. 8. The government
is investigating the nature of the
betting at the various race meetings
and if it is found to injure social or
der in any way it will be strictly prohibited.
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New fall goods are coming g
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Very Finest Quality
Youman's Hats Only i
.We are sole agents for the celebrated
"Youman's" hat. All the newest styles
now in. Pleased to show you when you
Sole Agents for BENJAMIN Clothes
527 Commercial Street
relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Mark
ham, in Li'bam, Wash.
Mr. Moore, who has been in the
employ of Mr. Kerlee for a month or
more received a very urgent call to
Portland the first of the week. His
place so far has not been filled.
STOCKS ARE FIRM.
Market Gamblers Pleased With the
Outlook on Every Side.
NEW YORK, Aug. 8:-The con
fident operations for higher prices of
stocks have "proceeded through all
contending factors during the week.
Faith in the ultimate degree of bet
terment with the tendency toward
improvement definitely established is
the motive prompting the demand,
buttressed .by the security of the
strong money market position and
the growing assurances in the pro
fitably final yield of the crops.
Reports, of damage to spring wheat
and fears of harm to corn from heat
and drough bring occasional waver
ing in the price movement. Higher de
mand and advancing prices for cop
per and new contracts for steel pro
ducts were the most notable evi
dences of the business improvement
which is admittedly moderate yet.
' LONG DISTANCE LINE.
CHICAGO, Aug. 8.-A dispatch to
the Tribune from Milwaukee, Wis,,
says: The second link in the under-
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Milwaukee and Chicago, which will
be finished this fall at a cost of over
$1,000,000 was yesterday formally'
opened for business between this city
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