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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1908)
:stioa of Police Commission's Power Raised,
and Other Interesting Hatters Acted Upon
At the meeting of the common
council last night the question of the
Lrrsilth and a scone of the power of
the board of police commissioners in
mating appintments came up for
discussion. The matter was broached
ly Councilman Fred Karinen.
"I rise for information," said Mr.
Kiriaea. "We have all read in the
newspapers that the police commis
sioners at their last meeting appoint
ed a man to act as a sort of detective
. and desk sergeant What I would
Eke to know is, has the police com
missioa the unlimited power to make
appointments as it pleases? Can it
appoint detectives and sergeants at
"It appoints; we pay," replied
"That seems to be the status of the
Butter,' said Mayor Wise.
"Tie commission has the appoint
ing p ower, while we pay or re
fuse to pay."
Mr. Karinen further asked if the
charter warranted the commission in
making appointments of others than
"police officers" considering that a
detective or desk sergeant may not be
exactly a "uniformed police officer."
Some of the councilmen seemed to
think that perhaps the power is a
E raited one, and several indicated that :
it should be a limited one if.it isn't;
"I have not the slightest personal
abjection to the appointee," said Mr.
Karinen. "'I don't even know him.
Sat ft seems odd that such an ap
aointment is made now, after the
Iflsy season is all over and the quiet system. ; Some wanted to commence
season coming on. As the matter the proceedings now, so as to' be in
stands a commissioner might have a readiness for the . summer , season
anus appointed simply to give him a when it comes, n ;
jobi, or because he simply thought he Superintendent of Streets Kearney
would make a good man." also brought up another matter. At
; fie councilmen reached no definite 37th street and Franklin avenue the
rootfmsion anent the question, other ground has slid .down from the adja
tiww the knowledge contained in the cent slopes until the street is pretty
statement that "They appoint we we filled np. Mr. Kearney stated
pay." The fact that there is a ser- that a grader had offered to remove
was movement to curtail the present the dirt for $9$ and the council au
powers of the commission, and per- tbarized him i to make a contract for
taps to remove it altogether as an the removal of the dirt at a price not
elective and independent body, evi- exceeding this sum. There has been
Tewtfy was in the minds of the coun- np slide there, but a constant falling
eilwtrn and for that reason no effort of. the loose earth.
was made to arrive at any further un-; PETITIONS,
dtrstanding in the premises. The Carlson Bros, petitioned for Sunny
meetieg last night passed off quickly, side saloon license; granted,
tiougn a, goodly amount of business .Petition for arc light at corner of
was acted upon. Very little import- 12th and Grand avenue; refused,
ant new business arose. An ordinance Petition from P. Ringville and oth
was introduced to pay Attorney A., era in regard to repairing drains
M. Smith the sum of $350 for his le-
sal services in preparing the bulkhead
amendment to the charter. Council-
man Logan also made an interesting
-notion, and one in line with the de-
fosse that the city will make in the
action instituted by Miss Anna An-
derson to recover the sum of $20,000
from the city for alleged personal in-
From S. A- Gimre and others for a
There's a magic spell in , the street arc light on West Duane street
fumes of good, pure Coffee, the kind in the Hinman tract; referred,
that refreshes and invigorates even by . From H. Lorentsen and others ask
the odor alone. When the fragrance ifg that Irving avenue be planked 16
of our pure Coffee reaches the nos- feet through the center from 33rd to
trils.it crates a desire to taste at once 35th street; referred. . , :
the magnetic nectarpm which the Petition from John Watersrector
aroma comes. It is the same way .of St., Mary's Catholic church, asking
witb our choice Teas, which satisfy permission to construct cement side
the desires of the most particular walk, curb and gutter in front of the
Special Sale of
juries received at the river end of
Eleventh street. The city will en
deavor to prove that the place where
she was injured, if at all, was not on
city property. Councilman Logan s
motion was that the A. & C. Railway
should be notified of the action that
has been instituted against the city,
but that the railway is the real de
fendant and should be so notified.
This motion was adopted.
The question of the alley abutting
on property belonging to M. J. Kin
ney and others also bids fair to be
now settled.' Mr. Kinney offers to
dedicate certain portions of his lots,
as others do, and the proper commit
tee will take action to definitely set
tie this matter.
Drains may come and drains may
go, but the Adair drain Hows on for
ever. Whenever the Adair drain is
mentioned some of the councilmen
frown and others smile as at an old
friend. There has recently been an
effort made to have it repaired. Half
dozen of the council "took a shot"
at the question again last night, and
the consensus of opinion seemed to
be that there is nothing left to repair.
Several stated that the planking is
virtually all gone. There appears to
be hardly anything left to make re
pairs on. It was agreed that the only
proper thing to do is to create a new
I system ot drainage, ana in the mean-
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time, during the winter, for the street
superintendent to keep watch and do
what he can to aid in the flow of the
drains, . and then . next . summer to
commence proceedings to have a new
through alleyway from 35th to 34th
s From Standard Oil Company for
permission to build additional tank
for storage of oil; granted.
prom Mary Sabo asking permission,
to exchange a lot in old cemetery for
lot in the new or Ocean View ceme
From B. E. Lester to transfer sa.
, loon license from 7th and Astor to
8th and Astor; referred with power to
From John Laine for license for
the Midway saloon; referred.
Petition from Harry Christensen
- for - saloon license on Commercial
street; referred. ,
For arc light at 44th street by P.
'A. Berglund and others; referred. '
1 For an arc light at 28th and Frank-
i.lin by. Charles. Laity and others; re
church property on 14th street, south
of Grand; referred. Petition granted.
j RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED.
. Accepting bid of Leander Lebeck
to improve 46th street from alleyway
to a point 905 feet north thereof,
known as the public wharf, improve
ment, for price of $4565.
: Directing board of equalization to
meet October 31 on assessment for
i improving Grand avenue, 6th to 5th
streets.' . . '
' , To repair alleyway from 35th to
'44th where street cars run.
I STREET WORK.
Certificate of approval of improve
ment of Ninth street, Jerome to Ken
sington, worked performed by W. A.
Goodiri, contractor at contract price
of $1400 remonstrance filed by A.
City Surveyor Tee in accordance
THE MORNING ASTOXtlAN, ASTORIA,
with instructions submitted grades
for Cedar street, 51st to 54th,
' City Surveyor Tee reported that
Ucckard Bros, have completed Im
provement of Harrison avenue, Tenth
to Eleventh, and that they are en
titled to 80 per cent of the contract
price of $1920.
John Dahl, John Edwards and Mrs.
P, E. Svanson tendered $1 in full pay
ment of assessments against their
property for improving Irving ave
nue. This was done in accordance
with a suggestion made by the asses
sors. By an oversight they had been
included in the Irving assessment,
while their property had already been
assessed for another improvement;
Assessment roll for proposed im
provement of Grand avenue, 6th to
5th, filed by the assessors, Asmus
Brix, C. C Utzinger and A. S. Tee,
J. Jackson, owner of lots 11 and
half of 12, block 1, Taylor's Astoria,
tendered $15 In full payment fof as
sessment of $110.07 made against him,
on improvement of Columbia avenue,
and asked that the $15 be accepted be
cause street in front of his property
was never improved, there being t
house standing upon it. It is occu
pied by a woman, the petitioner de
Ida R. Thompson stated in a com
munication that she is taxed too high
for improvement of Lincoln street,
Columbia to Duane. She was taxed
$66.94 and said she is willing to pay
$10, "as some are paying who are
closer to the ptreet." Referred. ;
ORDINANCES PASSED. ,
Providing for construction of a
sewer on 51st street Cedar to Birch.
Providing for construction of a
sewer on Irving avenue from 11th
street to a point 150 feet east.
Appropriating sum of $888.47 out
of general fund for payment of
Scholfield Mattson & Co., for sup
plies to fire department. "
Ordinance reducing license of auc
tioneers to $25 a year; from $100 a
year. ' " ",
Ordinance paying Reckard Bros.
$1256 for improving Tenth street, Irv
ing to Kensngton.
Ordinance paying Heckard Bros.
$1536 for work on Harrison avenue;
8th to 12th.
CLAIMS ORDERED PAID.
John Svenson, supplies, $7.75; O.
W. Whitman, supplies, $4.40; O. An
derson, postage stamps for city, $10;
various claims of Astoria Budget;
Central Drug Store, supplies, $3.75;
Judd Bros., $1.50; Chas. Rogers &
Son, $1; Postal Telegraph Co., $1.56;
Pacific Iron Works, $4.80; Fisher
Bros., $7.08; R. M. Gaston, $8; E. F.
Liekbe, $1.10; Buffalo Pitts Co., $17;
C. W. Holmes, $4; Sherman Transfer
Co., $1; Leo Gramms, $1; Ross Hig-
gins Co., $15.45; Prael, Eigner Co,
$1; Crushed Rock, Co., $14; City
Lumber & Box Co., $16.75; Prael
Eigner Co., $1.50; John Corno, $2.75;
C. W. Holmes, shoeing horses, $21.50;
Steel & Ewart, 25 cents; W. R. Smith,
$2.50. ; . : , .
OVERGOLIE ALL THE
EASILY PREPARED AT HOME-
FORCES THE KIDNEYS TO
FILTER URIC ACID AND
WASTE. FROM THE BLOOD,
The following prescription for the
cure of rheumatism , and , kidney, and
bladder troubles has no doubt been
filled millions of times, viz: Fluid Ex
tract Dandelion, one-half ounce; Com
pound Kargon, one ounce; com
pound Syrup Sarsaparilla, three
ounces. , These simple, harmless in
gredients can be obtained at any good.
prescription pharmacy at little cost
and are mixctl by shakng well in a
bottle. - . :
The dose for adults is a teaspoon
ful after each, meal and at bedtime,
drinking a full tumberful of water
after each dose. It is stated that this
prescription is a positive remedy for
kidney trouble and lame back, weak
bladder and urinary difficulties, espec-
ally of the elderly, people, and one
of the best things to be used in rheu
matic afflictions, relieving the aches
and pains and reducing swellngs.
A well-known authority states that
this mixture acts directly upon the
climinative tissues of the kidneys;
cleanses these sponge-like organs and
gives them power to sift and strain
the poionous waste matter and uric
acid from the blood which is the
cause of rheumatism., ,.
If your back or sides ache and you
uspect kidney trouble it would be
wise to try this for a few days.
111 of key to
BE SPENT HI 01
SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. WILL
ERECT FINE PRE-COOLINO
PLANTS FOR FRUIT, ETC
PROCESS BEATS OLD SYSTEM
Riper and Better Fruits on the
Markets One of the Anticipated
Results by the Company Interests
Fruit Raisers, '
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct, 19.-The
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
has announced its determination to
expend a million dollars in the. near
future in the construction of plant
for pre-cooling fruit and vegetables,
according to the Ray Sprague system,
the object being to permit of long
hauls of perishable freight with little
risk of decay, The company has been
experimenting with the Sprague de
vice for a year and has found it sat
isfactory. Two large plants, one at
Roseville, and one at Colton will be
erected ,thc first capable of chilling
20 carloads in four hours and the lut
ter having a capacity of forty car
toads in the same time. To accomplish
the same result in an ordinary ice
plant would require four days. The
company's scientists have demonstra
ted that the sudden chilling of vege
table matter causes an absolute sus
pension of the process of decay and
the company announces that the new
method practically does away with
the loss of time and consequent loss
by decay in shipments of California
fruits and vegetables to eastern mar
.The Sprague device consists of
plant equipped to force through the
toaded cars under vacuum pressure
blasts of air that have been previous
ly passed over ice. The vacuum re
moves the warm air.
The plants, are within 24 hours of
any part of the state and it is believ
ed that by means of the better pre
servative methods it will be possible
to pick the fruit when much riper than
has been the custom, theeby sccur
ing a better flavor and consequently
The plants will be operated in
conjunction with the new refrigera
tor cars adopted by the company re
Green deciduous fruit shipments th'
year are three thousand carloads in
excess of those of any previous year,
according to railroad figures and it is
thought that the use of the Sprague
process will raise the price. .
"THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS."
A Rare, Gem in Moving Pictures That
is Drawing Large Crowds to
the Grand Theatre.
1 ' "One more unfortunate,
Weary of breath
I . Gone to her death!"
THE WHOLE WORLD KIN
Hood's poem, so universally appre
ciated, has inspired a picture that
grasps the heart, compels our sympa
thies, and draws the ties of the human
A LITTLE EDEN "Far from the
maddening crowd" A peaceful coun
try, home A devoted father The
"Serpent" enters A stranger at the
gate A glass of water, and a chat
IN THE TOILS-Stranger lingers
Father forbids him coming Clan-
denstine meetings Girl infatuated
Elopment planned Girl leaves home
He swears eternal constancy They
depart for the city.
THE GIDED CAGE Rooms in
the city A false life Hollow happi
nessNeglect - and indifference-
Promises broken Final desertion A
dark future. '
THE DREAM ENDED Alone in
great city Helpless, friendless, in
experiencedEverything , sold, , or
pawned for food She seeks work-
Turned into the street. '
"HOME -SHE HAD NONE!"
Hopeless wandering Sinks lower ,and
lower The bitter dregs She sees
her lover, and his new mistress Her
last appeal roughly repulsed.
"THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS" -
Crouching in dark corners The gay
throng passes heedless Bitter mem
ories, and keen remorse Starvation
weakens The rushing tide invites to
rest The plunge made.
AT REST! Borne onward by the
river Rough, but sympathetic hands
eft her tenderly Past human help
To the Morgue Young clergyman
reverently crosses her hands Pcnee
at last! '
THE GOOD' SHEPHERD The
cold moonlight streams acres her
moonlight stream across her face It
face It is transformed As the moon
light fades, the vision of Christ ap
pear with an attitude of Infinite pity,
and a look of Benediction.
The above Is synopsis of "The
Bridge of Sighs" a beautiful picture
that Is now being shown at the popu
lar Grand moving picture house. In
addition to this feature film the fol
lowing program is presented:
At the Dentists; Joys of Tight
Boots; Electric Current; illustrated
song, "Just a Little Rocking Chair
and You," and views of "A Trip
Through France." ; Price of admis
sion, 10 cents; children, 5 cents.
Japan Gives Reception
(Continued from psgs I)
presses the keen appreciation of tra
ditional friendship between the two
countries. It Is uncertain what an
swer the Emperor will make but It is
believed he may break his rule and
make some statement in terms simi
lar to those used by the President.
PARIS, Oct. 19. It Is annouiifed
that the French government has been
officially informed that Ciar Ferdi
nand intends to give a convincing
manifestation, of his pacific senti
ments in the shape of a letter to
President Fallieres. The Turkish
government also, it is stated, is aware
of his Intention and this has helped
to assure the porte of the sincerity of
the new czar's desire to maintain
peace. A special dhpatch from Sofia
says that rumors are current that the
ministry is to be remodeled owing to
international dissension. M. Dancff,
who was minister of foreigners, sev
eral years ago, is again to assume that
office find M. Poprikoff the present
foreign minister takes the portfolio
of public works.
THE GREEK TEMPER.
CHICAGO, Oct. 19.-As he was
about to avenge the theft of three
apples from his fruit stand by hang
ing seven-year-old Eugcne'j. O'Brien,
George Papas, 16 years old was Over
powered in his room yesterday by
policeman who was compelled to
break down the door of the house to
get admission, Within a few min
utes from the time the Greek "had
been seen to seize the boy in the
Street, a rope was found with one end
about the child's neck and the other
placed over a transom.
From All Sections of Country Come
Tales of Bad Weather.
DENVER, Oct. k-A 'storm, ac
companied by rain which changed fre
quently to snow, has prevailed
throughout northeastern Colorado for
nearly 48 hours. In sections of the
mountains heavy snow has fallen.
Considerable damage was done to
electric wires and telephone and tele
graph -lines are seriously affected.
Railroad and iutcrurban electric lines
have been interrupted and at places
completely blocked. Several accidents
and at least one death have resulted
from persons coming in contract with
broken electric wires. J, J. McClos-
key, bookkeeper for the Northern
Colorado Paper Company at Louis-
ville, who was assisting in the repair I
of snapped wires, received a shock
which caused instant death. He came
to Louisville from Philadelphia.
Meat inspection costs the United States
Government over three million dollars
annualy. But Government; inspected
meat costs you no more than uninspect
ed meat. Insist on the meat you buy
bearing the stamp.
"U. S. Gov't Inspected and
and thus avail yourself of the protection
afforded by the Government. Only per-
fectly sound meat, from healthy, vigor
- ous animals, ever bears this stamp. '
Accept no other. .
UNION MEAT CO. -
' PORTLAND, OREGON '
Wholesale Dealers in Government Inspected Fresh Meats and Co
lum Hams, Bacon and Lard.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20
THREE FEROUSON ESTATES
DECLARED SETTLED AP.
' PRAISERS APPOINTED.
The proceedings In the three r
tatcs of Earnest Edward Ferguson,
Wylton C. Ferguson and Fanny C
Ferguson came to an end yctcrday
when Judge Trenchnrd made an order
adjudging that the estates had been
fully and honestly administered, and
declaring them settled and the admin
istrator, J. E. Ferguson, discharged.
In probate court yesterday an or
der was Issued appointing Sam Har
ris, H. J. Wherlty and W. T. Schol
field appraisers of the estate of Harry
Tutjer, recently deceased. ,
In the matter of the estate of
James E. Campbell, an order was
made setting November 23 as the .
date for hearing on the final account
ing. . ..(,
In the estate of Christ Olscn an
order was made appointing Nils B.
Olsen administrator, under bond, and
appointing Frans Ksnkkonen, Chas.
Wilson and Frithoff Kankkonen p-X,
praiscrs. The estate coniUts of per
sonal property and in valued at about
An order was made approving the
final accounting In the estate of Aleck
Iverson, and ordering that the estate
be declared settled.
A BAD NEGRO.
Georgia Coon Kills Two Man Wounds
Third And Escape.
LITHONIA, Ca Oct. 19.-Charlc
Mitchell, colored, shot and killed T.
L Peek, a bailiff, and C. F. Argo, a
young white man, and after badly
beating C. S. Elliott, deputy sheriff,
over the head with his gun, made his
escape. The officers it is said, had a
warrant charging the negro with in
attempt to murder G. W. Brook),
white man, Saturday and went to his
home near here to arrest him. When
the negro saw the officers accompan
ied by Argo approaching, it is said he
opened fire on them. The officers re
turned the fire and attempted to rush
at the negro. Peek and Argo were
killed almost at the door of the house.
The negro then attacked Elliott and
dealt him several hard blows on the
head with his pistol, knocking him
down. Mitchell then escaped.
Several posses are in pursuit of
Mitchell. Bloodhounds have been se-'
cured from Dccator and Conycrs.
Elliott is seriously hurt, but it is,
thought he .will recover.
' LONDON, Oct 19.-The latest
phase of the Balkan difficulty points '
to the possibility that he most ser 1
ious Issues were to be settled before
the proposed international confer
Confirmation Is had from Vienna .
that negotiations have been opened
between Turkey and Austria con- -ccrning
Bosnia and Herzogovina !
with fair prospects of success. While ,
dispatches are more hopeful that y
Turkey and Bulgaria will reach an-
understanding on Oriental railroad ;
and Rumclian tribute questions.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine " I
Tablets. Druggists refund money if ' '
It fails to cure. E. W. GROVE'S
signature is on each box. 25 cents, i