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TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
THE MORNING ASTOIIIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
New York News Letter
NKWYORK, Auk, 17, Willi on- A peculiarly melodramatic illwttra
timniiil meat liill which hm p- "f " banner in which fortune
ttixl th? J.M ' ' , ii I l I 'lii'"K in New York ban just come to
late been Ki"iK l lenps ami ' H'e Went Side court. Alo it
l.oiiiul. New Yorker win. have Mr-ti memory of the old Tweed ring
Jously considered lircomiiiK vegetari
ans (or purely financial rcasoni are
naturally keenly liilercited in the pro
pped attempt by the attorney gener
al of the itate to clip the talon of the
o-called. beef rust. In it they tee
about their lat chance to continue
their prettcnt consumption of curntu
lent chop mid bceftcakf invtead of
what they bitterly denominate "nnt."
It i reported that an investigation
liai been under way for the pant two
and the day when the moat notorious
bos New York ever had wai enrich
ing himself and hi friends in a way
which has been the envy and despair
of local imitators ever since. Back
iit the late sixties when Tweed wai in
absolute power one of the contracting
firms working on the great so-called
public improvements started by Hie
ring wu that of Hughes and Cooncy.
It head was Thomas Hughes whose
son known as "Young Tom" Hughes
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.. a . ... l -i . t" H l.'.T VI IV'II WIIKII III IU. I uic
iiuMiun .mil nun wic i'k.u reprcBrma- .jwfC(j rule ended. At hi father's
tivcs of the Mate believe hat they !lcatl C, ,at ,.y Tom
have ev.dcr.ee of the regulation of, ho wM , finj1 hjf
price which w.ll justify them In tak- f n)(mt mm H
ng action .gainst the National Pack- imin,(liat(.Iy bccam , wc1 know
ing Company a the holding company iTcndcrlolu figure, squandering money
ci me anegeu comomc 01 u.g pat- prodigally. Nearly every day he wa
rr. Mien a procedure wou.u oc w - , bc ,CC11 jrivilt a p!tir of fast trot
lowing ihc line adopted by the Icd-;lm al)0llt ,hc ,jjitrjct( ,ometjmei ac
era; government in tne iNonncrn se-jCI,IM,anjf, )y IIia ioy w,om hc
curiur ami Miicruan looacci. cii,jk)R.w a, njy Ennis. This was
While it would not be pontile ff j Villi;MU J, Knui who, after Hughes
ataie authorities in New York to force , , ... vurnut, fliwi ,tu.,tin.ar,A
became a patrolman. A few day ago
Police Lieutenant J'.nnU, as he has
MATTER OP THE IRVINQ
STREET IMPROVEMENT 13
DISCUSSED BUT NO SOLU
the disbandmcnt of a foreign corpo-1
ration it i held that conviction here
i.f violation of the antitrust statues
iuow become, i.aw a crowd of mnall
price lift.,4 filiiKiviiiir an r.l.l man wt lav
i. i. i.. !.. .1... It,.,, t '
woui.i re-uii iimmaieiy m ; under the Mair of an elevated station,
lution of the trust; a 'wai the cae Thc lietiicnant aroused the man, and
pite of stubble, grime and
of dissipation recognized
with the Northern Securiics torn- .,ere in
j.any. According to thone familiar with ravages
condition in inc mcai in.i.imry me "young Tom" Hughes. The next
f.ecf Hint cmlroU upward of seventy- day "Young Torn" was sent to thc
five percent of the meat trade of New j workhouse for six months.
York or sufficient to enable it to reg-j
ulate prices. j The summer of 198 h likely to be
Not contented with it supremacy, 'remembered in this city for year to
in the fields in which it might natur- ,,,. as t)e Summer of Seven
ally be expected to shine. New York ; aguc. No summer in recent years,
now put forward the claim to the ti- at any rate, can be recalled so fraught
tie of champion horse stealing city of , with annoyance, discomfort and trag
the country. Statistic just collected vty, i.'irs, j t)C remarkable list
In this connection show that the claim came the Plague of Heat, six weeks
lias good foundaion and that if the(,( blistering and rainless sunshine,
western punishment of horse theiveshe WOrt recorded in thirty-two
were meted out here there would not years. This was followed by the
be enough telegraph poles to go;pj,KUe of White Moths. From some
round. Without doubt more horses ( unknown source millions of these in
are stolen in this city than in anyjSCCt suddenly descended on the city,
area of e'iial size in thc country, choking gas and electric lights, invad
Thesc equine thefts average more than, jn( houses and offices and rendering
one a day and as horseback travel is the streets slippery and dangerou of
not over popular generally include the passage. They disappeared as sud
pilfering of a conveyance a well. In- denly and mysteriously as they
leed the profession of horse stealing came-whither no one knows. After
ftrems to have reached its highest de- the moths came the Plague of Flies.
veh.pment here, and it is known that Never before have they been so nu
a regular gang which in spite of all ef- merou and annoying in spite of the
forts ha so far escaped detection fact that the streets are cleaner than
A,. i. n ri.-li livincr tiu fnllrtu'illir
tl,i, ever before. Then followed the
9 vnraiinn Uuifhers' and ameers' I'l'ue of Nfosqtiitos which threaten
v...... .....t wn.,4 Irft .mmianlr,! a time to necessitate the clos
,..i.. , ,,,,,..,! ul.ilr ,1-liverv is be. of oft,- Following these came
in made arc not the only ones which ll: 1 :,,,c of Hydrophob.a which has
are purloined. The clever gang 0f b-en far more prevalent and deadly
thieves has even succeeded in stealing h" cv" bejorc. and on top of this
recently in a crowded city Mrcet a ? Vhc "f;Mrders, which not only
f i,..r.r. hiirl.l to a h.mheriiur " "umbcri but in respect to mystery
.....,,., vif.u vfntlf miitiftnalre. ""'1 brutality puts any dime novel in
too suffer' from similar ' depredations ,,,f fihade' Of course this plague may
ih,( within ihe last few davs no less M aurioutca to it predeces
than three pair of blooded horses r " May the seventh, the Plague
kave Seen snirited awav. In two ca- f Malaria which now has the city in
ses the coachman was a member of Krasp. Altogether these seven
the horse stealing gang, who had ta- 'idagucs have been so pronounced and
ken his job for the purpose of steal-! deadly " to place the troubles of New
ing the animals in question. Not one York a good second to the historic
;., t-ntv for ones which Moses sent to Egypt. In
,u,. ini.imi' thieve immcdiatclv addition too may be mentioned
so change the markings of the stolen Il'ast w minor plagues-tho.se of scan
animal as to make them unrccogniz- nd automobiles. Never ha New
.1.1.. ti,..., .1,..,, tn limns. . York society been the source of so
v nectimr local dealers. It is stated niany startling revelations and never
that the value of the horses stolen have autos claimed so many and such
during the first half of this year ex- prominent victims as in the last few
feeds the Mirnrising sum of $15u7W. weeks. Altogether the Summer of
Plagues is one likely to be remember
The newest way of earning a liv- cd.
ing has just appeared in New York.
To use a Hibcrnianism it might be ex
plained by the title of "making a liv
ing by getting killed." Actually it is
not fiuite bad as that, however,
since it only involves being voluntar- j "
ily hit by street cars to enable th.' ; CHICAGO, Aug. 17, There is a
Public Service Commission to deter famine in chorus girls. The big show
mine by a series of actual tests on towns like Chicago. New York, Bos
liuman beings which kind of fender ton and Philadelphia, where compa
is best adapted to the needs of New nies are rehearsing for the opening
York's street car lines, To persons of the season, are suffering from the
who arc willing to stand, sit or lie in lack of shapely young women who can
the middle of a street car track and dance and sing. One night stands
be scooped up by a fender on a swift- have not yet felt the effects of the
ly moving car-that is provided the shortage. But it is not improbable
fender scoops as planncd-the sulkent that these places will be called upon
remuneration of two dollars a day is to furnish "Merry villagers" and
to be paid. However, as 'the work "Amazons" for more than one musical
demands neither brains nor training, comedy before the season of 1908-09
and as it is unnecessary that "accident is well under way. Stage folks say
models" present even a neat appear- that never before was there such a
since, there is no lack of applicants scarcity of chorus girls. New York
for jobs. Of course if the automatic managers have sent emisarries to Chl-'
fender doesn't work there will be im- c,igo during the last two weeks to
mediate need of the coroner, but the engage all the girls they could get.
manufacturer of this device has had Extraordinary inducements have been
no trouble as yet in securing men to offered to stage women, but it is al-
be scooped at two dollars per. As a most impossible for them to get girls
result of this surprisinig means of who know the business.
earning a livelihood various others
liave arisen until the city has quite MID-OCEAN DROUGHT.
a respectable list of what might be '
called "fool occupations." These in- HONOLULU, Ailg. 17,-The se
clude an offer from the inventor of an verct drought experienced in this
alleged non-capsizable boat for men country for a number of years is be
to give demonstration rockings, and ing felt in the Kulai region of Maui,
it really would seem that the fool who This is a region devoted to small
rocks thc boat may even yet make farming. There has been no rain
money from his propensities. The there for nearly a year. Crops have
public, however, should benefit, since failed and animals are dying for want
anything calculated to decrease this 0f water. Many of the people have
class would be a real step in advance, been obliged Jo leave the region.
NEED CHORUS GIRLS. '
Horrort And Hardships Keep Shape'
ly Young Women Away.
In a meeting that lasted until 11
o'clock last night the common council
brought up several matters of unusual
interest. The matter of the subsiding
and sliding earth on the Irving ave
nue fill at i8th street was considered
at great length, and finally it was de
cided to appoint a committee to con
fer with the contractor, Mr. Coodin,
with the object in view of seeing if
something cannot be done, Mr. Cood
in was present at thc meeting last
night. When the suggestion was
made that it would be best for him to
drop his contract he said he would
like to, but did not see how he can.
If he stops the work for a day or two
it i probable that he may lose all of
the work that he has done, as the
whole hill may slide away in that
time, The contractor seems -to be
somewhat in the position of the man
who hald hold of the bear's tail; he
would like to have let go, but
In the meantime a committee con
sisting of the city engineer, the city
attorney, and thc street committee,
will look into the matter and will try
to devise some plan. It is agreed on
all sides that the work should be
stopped at once. To keep on filling
in with earth is simply like pouring
water into a rat hole,
City Engineer Tee suggested that
there i really a possibility of great
danger. The whole hill may go out
with a rush sometime, and thus it is a
menace to the people below along the
Scow Bay front. Various theories of
what causes the submergance of the
ground have been advanced, and each
had the merit at least of being dif
ferent from the others. Since The As
torian called attention to this freaky
bit of ground scores of people have
gone there to look it over and it is
well worth an inspection.
A problem of hardly less interest
has arisen as a result of the improve
ments on Commercial street, at the
west end where the cutting is now
going on. There is one place thc
street is to be filled up to a consider
able extent above the land owned by
Mj. Hahn, Mr. Hahn refuses to per
mit the earth to be filled in on his
ground to form a lateral support for
the street; the only other way to hold
up thc street when filled in is by
means of an abutting bulkhead. The
question is: must the city. build its
own bulkhead to support its street,
or, must the adjacent property owner
build the bulkhead to keep the street
in its proper position and to keep it
from falling in on his property. It
is a question tnat some supreme
courts have held one way, while oth
ers have held the other way. At all
events the council adopted a resolu
tion last night calling for the con
struction of a bulkhead there, with
the idea in view, evidently, of form
ing an assessment district out of Mr,
Hahn's property and thus making him
pay for the privilege of keeping the
street off from his property.
Mr. Laurin Resigns.
T, F. Laurin, police commissioner,
sent in his resignation to the council
ast night. It was accepted. Mr
Laurin said he was about to leave the
city for a considerable period in
search of better health. The name of
Mr. S. S. Gordon had ben suggested
as the successor of Mr, Laurin, and
ast night Mr. Gordon said he prob
ably would accept the place if offered
to him. But the council and Mayor
filed off into a private room last night
for silent meditation and prayerful
onsideration of this political matter,
and when they filed back into the
council chamber it was announced
that inasmuch as "Doc" Logan was
out of town nothing would be done
with the appointment of a successor
to Mr. Laurin at this time. Evidently
ime was required for more consider
ation, and there will be ample oppor
tunity for this before Dr. Logan gets
back from his Nehalem vacation.
The Dancing Hall.
The communication of C. C. C.
Rosenberg in relation to the dancing
held in the former Irving Club rooms j
was again referred to. Councilman
Leinenweber said that the committee
having the matter in charge didn't
see that anything can be "done. He
said one of the men who were run
ning the dance had left the city with
in the past few days, "leaving," said
Mr. Leinenweber, "unpaid bills be
hind him." The councilman said that
the charges against the place were
apparently true or had been true,
but since the other man had gone
away better things might be hoped
for. It was suggested that inasmuch
as the charge of questionable con
duct at the dance had been ascer
tained to be well founded the matter
should be referred to the chief of po
lice, but it was merely placed on file.
The claim paid for caring for the
smallpox patient during the past
week or so were paid last night. They
aggregated over $150. There were
bills for nursing, bill for guards and
bills for a watchman.
The petition of E. Z. Ferguson and
others for the raising of the grade
six feet on Fourteenth street, Jerome
to Lexington, was granted after a
The Marine Parade.
The councilmen were apparently in
sunny temper at thc opening of the
session and when the invitation of
the regatta committee wa received,
inviting the council to make an entry
in the marine parade, the subject was
discussed after the manner of a mid
summer night's digression.
"I object," said Councilman Hend
erson, "I object to Astoria making
an entry. It isn't goot taste. As
toria is the host or rather the hos
tessand it isn't proper that the hos
tess should complete with her guests.
"Or may be bad taste," Councilman
Leinenweber restored, "but it's the
sport is the hot stuff."
"Have we the right to spend the
peoples' money on this question?"
queried Councilman Stangeland.
With this question still unanswered
the matter was put to a vote and car
Then followed an invitation for th
council to ride in the street parade
Several laughingly said that this in
vitation they would accept, readily
enough, when Councilman Hanson
"I've usually noticed," he said, "that
when they ask us to ride in parades
it sounds all right. But the horses and
carriages they send have not been all
right. I think that sorretUng bt
tcr than a couple of old nags and
some broken down old rig should be
sent for the city council to ride in
The invitation was accepted with
the hope that a proper turnout would
The ordinance which was introduc
ed at the last meeting pertaining to
obstructions on the streets and side
walks was passed on its final reading
last night. But as passed it does not
appear to be what it purports to be,
It permits wood and coal for fuel to
be placed on the streets by anyone
who wants to, but not for a longe
time than 4 hours and not to
exceed 30 days in the aggregate.
That is, one may place a load of wood
on the street for "48 hours" if he
want to or for "30 days" if he wants
to. Under the ordinance one might
be drying wood in front of his place
all summer long, as long as any in
dividual cord did not remain there
longer than a month at a time. The
ordinance was in reality aimed at cer
tain ice cream stands, and the like
but it was hinted last night that it
will even fail to prohibit them.
From E. Z. Ferguson asking that
the grade on 14th street from Jerome
to Lexington be raised six feet. Pe
from Astoria regatta committee
commute asking that the city of As
toria be represented in marine parade.
Referred to committee with power to
Petition for liquor license by Ti-
berg & Junttila; referred to commit
tee on health and police.
Petition from D. J. Cummins ask
ing that he be allowed to transfer his
retail liquor license from 253 Astor
to 53 Astor street. Granted.
Petition of Mrs. J. G, Hustler,
asking that she be exempted from
paying interest on amount due ac
count of a certain street improve
Petition of S. E. Harris and others
that a street arc light be established
at Ninth and Kensington; granted.
Petition of Henry Vahlsing for li
quor license on Astor street; referred
to committee on health and police.
Mr. Olson petitioned that auc
tioneer s license be reduced Horn
$100 to $25, as he cannot afford to
pay the larger sum. Referred to com
mittee on way9 and means.
From Astoria regatta committee
inviting the mayor and council to
participate in stret parade. Accepted,
with suggestion of a proper 'vehicle.
From Badollet & Co. in regard to
sewer on Ninth street, asking . that
I Q. A. BOWLBY. President.
0. 1. PETERSON, Vice-President
FRANK PATTON, Caskltr
J. W. GARNER, Assistant CaahJt
Astoria Savings Bank
Capital Paid in $115,000. Snrpl us and Undivided Profits, 1100,600
Transacts a General Banking Baiineu Interest Paid on Time Deposits
FOUR PER CENT PER ANNUM.
BmnthandDtun8t. Astoria, Orsgam.
A DAY ii
A Small Savings Bank.
A Small Savings Account.
An Example iii Thrift.
A Small Fortune. A happy home. ,
THE BANKING SAVINGS AND LOAN ASS'C'N.
168 10th St. Phone Black 2184
First National Bank of Astoria
Jacob Kamm W. F. McGregor G. C. Flavel
J. W. Ladd S. S. Gordon
stockholders' Liability ... 100,000
(Continued on page 8.)
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OUR MOTTO: "Safety Supercedes AD Other Conaideratka." '
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HSNRT SHERMAN, ilanaftr.
Hacks, Carriaret Bat gage Checked and Transferred Tracks sad Firattvt
- Wagons Pianos Mored, Boxed and Shipped.
4U Cwnmerdal Street . . Maia Phot 121
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Concord 5oc quart
Catawba 6oc quart
Welch's Grape Juice
AMERICAN IMPORTING CO.
589 Commercial Street
Fisher Brothers Company
Marbour and Finlayson Salmon Twines and Netting
McCormick Harvesting Machines
Oliver Chilled Ploughs
Sharpies Cream Separators
Raecolith Flooring Storrett's Tools
Hardware, Groceries,! Ship
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Paints, Oils and Glass
Fishermen's Pure Manilla Rope, Cotton Twine and Sein. Web
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Prompt attention given to all repair
Up-to-Date Sawmill Machinery
18th and Franklin Ave.
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