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tHR MORNING ASTOIUAN, tJAIURDAY. OCTOKKH 7, '.!!.
I M I
BISHOP POTTER TO GO
TO THE PHILIPPINES
His Visit an Official One in Behalf of the
Bisbop Will Ltive Sao Francisco October 221 Coin; First to
Honolulu Enormous Railroad Construction for
' Ust Three Months.
NEW YORK, Oct 6. The Times says
"Bishop Henry a Potter is going to the Philippines. This vu
learned positively last night, although the bishop himself is reticent
as to his plans and refused to admi; anything more than that he was
going to Honolulu. He will, however, visit the Philippines as well
and is allotted three or four months for hrs trip."
II will probably start today or to-
morrow for the West, though tt Is not
known certainly that he will not post
pone his leave taking until early next
The bishop's mission Is an ecclesias
tical one. He roes in his official ca
pacity in behalf of the Protestant
Episcopal church of America. Some
time ago there was formed a commis
sion to represent the church In this
country known as the commission of
"responsibilities," and Bishop Potter
was made one of the members.
The object In forming the commis
sion was to obtain data on the oppor
tunities for the church to do work In
the lands which the events of this and
the Ust year have brought within the
Jurisdiction of the United States gov-
ernment It Is essentially a commls-
slon for missionary work and Bishop
Potter has been seleoted to examine!
that part of the field which is compris-
The Lightest Store in Astoria
Wise' Customers See What They Buy
Coaxer No. I.
All men's suits up to I if, ntJw. 15
All men's suits tbove 10 up to 1 12.50, now 10 00
All men's suits above 12.50 up to I15 i 00
All men's suits above 15 up to $17.50, now 14 50
All men's suits above 17.50 up to I20, now 16 00
All men's suits above 20, up to $25, now 21 00
Coaxer No. 2.
20 per cent reduction on all underwear.
Coaxer No. 3.
20 per cent off on all Rubber Mackintoshes,
Coaxer No. 4.
All men's hats 1.50, now f,i 10
All men's hats up to 2, now 1 50
All men's hats, regular 2.50, now 1 qo
All men's hats, regular 3, now 2 10
All men's hats, regular 3.50, now 2 do
All men's hats, regular 4, now 3 0o
ed In the Hawaiian Islands and the
The Rev. Percy SUckney Grant, rec
tor of the Protestant Episcopal church
of the Ascentlon, Is corresponding sec
retary of the commission and In his of-'
ficial capacity will accompany the'
bishop on the tour. He will not leave
week and will Join the'
bishop In San Francisco, where they'
will sail on the steamship Caellc for'
Honolulu, either on October ts or SJ.'
They will remain there a short time'
I and then go on to the Philippines. No
secret is made of the Honolulu part
of the trip.
It is thought that the cause of the'
bishop's unwillingness to speak expllc-'
Itly on his plans at present Is his de-'
slre t0 vol1 newspaper italk about
nls "tackling the expansion question"
by Personal Investigation. He will go
frora ne dlreotly to St Louis, there
10 attend a general conference of the
church where missions will be dls-
CLOTHIER AND HATTER
cussed. Then he will go on to Ban
Over 1,400 Miles Were Built in (he
Last Three Months.
CHICMOO, Oct I In the nine
months ending September SO last a
rouud number total of 1700 miles of
new railroad were laid In the United
States. Of this construction about
1.400 miles were built In the .mouths
of July, August and September, and
there are , strong reasons to believe
that th building this month will sur
pass that of any previous month of the
. In an article dealing with the rail
road construction In the drat nine
months of ISM, the Railway Age says:
"A survey of the field shows that
work has progressed steadily, since
July t, but not as much has been ac
complished In the way. of completed
roads as had been anticipated. This
does not Indicate that there has been
any perceptible abandonment of the
work undertaken during the for part
of the year, but It means that the
prosperity of the country Is so general
and that the demand for labor and
material Is so great that the railroad
builders found It Impossible to secure
sufficient men and supplies to carry
on the work with the speed desired.
"From many sections of the country
comes the almost continued cry of
lack of workmen. Many hundreds of
mites of roadbed are under construc
tion at the present time, which cannot
be completed this year, owing, first, to
the scarcity of labor and, second, to
the inability to secure rails and track
supplies. The demand for steel rails
is so great that mills are unable to fill
orders for early delivery and It Is like
wise practically Impossible to secure
relaying rails at any price.
For these reasons much work which
had been planned for completion this
year will have to be postponed until
1900 so far as putting down the rails
is concerned, although grading Is be
ing continued with such forces as can
"The 2,700 miles of track laid thus
far during 1S99 exceed the total mile
age for any year since 1S92, with the
exception of 1S98 when 3.000 mills' were
It shall not be said that Astoria trade goes to Portland
because Astoria merchants are not wide awake enough.
We keep as fine clothes as money can buy.
2nd, We sell clothes cheaper than Portland can
3rd, We ire tbith you on every proposition, white Portland is against
READ THESE GOAXERS
THESE PRIGES WE QUOTE!
Will 50c fare induce you lo become a TRAITOR to your town?
completed. As work Is being pushed
rapidly In many sections of the country
on both grading and track laying, more
miles of track will undoubtedly be laid
during the month of October than In
any previous month of the year.
Unless severe weather sets In unus
ually early there la every reason to be
lieve that enough mileage will be ad
ded between now and January 1 to
mske the total fur th year four thou
sand miles or over."
SHIPWRECKED SAILORS SAFE
Steamer Tenkoa Brings Five Men
of the Giffiird to Sua Fran
cisco. MN FRANCISCO. Oct i-F!ve sail-
ore who for weeks were thought to
have been lost at sea. and who were
given up by their friends as dead, have
arrived on the British ship Gilford,
which rescued from death In the cold
and stormy seas of Cape Horn. The
rescued men were of the crew of the
British steamer Tekoa, which, while
bound from Wellington, K. I., for Lon
don, with a cargo of froten meat, ran
on an unchartered rock at the south en
trance of the Straits of Lemalre on
the night of August 7 last. The Ave res
cued men are Second Offioer Herbert
Barnes and Seamen William Teates,
Harvey Marner, John Flnnelly and
After the vessel struck, over J0.000
carcasses of sheep wwe thrown over
board, and she was backed off the rock.
ThmHng the ship was about to sink,
the second mate, with four men, got
Into one of the boats. They cut loose
and were soon out of sight of the ves
sel, wnlcn was saved and taken to
Mortevldeo for repairs.
TOR DEWEY'S RECEPTION.
MONTPEUER. Vt, Oct. l-An elab
orate program has been arranged for
the reception of Admiral Dewey here a
week from today. The first event will
be the parade, which Is to move at !
p. m. Admiral Dewey will ride In an
open carriage along the entire line of
m.irch. The corps of cadets of Norwich
university will escort the admiral, who,
upon his arrival at the state house, will
enter the reviewing stand and be for
mally welcomed by Oovernor Smith on
behalf of the state and by Mayor Sen
ater on behalf of the city of Montpt l.-r.
NOT FOR ASTORIA
Admiral Dewey will thon review the
In the line will be several regiments
of the Vermont National Guard, many
Q. A. R. posts, commanderl.-a of
Knights Templars and other secret so
cieties, organisations, school children
Ai d cltliena' delegations.
NASHVILLE TO UE REPLACED.
NFW YORK, Oct l-A s vUl to the
lleruld from Washington says;
llecnuse of the disturbed conditions
III Hnnto Domingo, It will be necessary
fur the navy department to send an
other vessel there to take the plane of
the gunboat Nashville, which has been
ordered to sail Immediately for Ma
nil. It Is probable that the Marietta,
while on her way to the mouth of the
Orinoco, will be directed to stop, and
the Detroit will relieve her as soon as
the revolution In Veneiuela Is at an
end, S3 that the gunboat ran proofed
ENGLAND CHARTERING 8TEMERS
NEW YORK. Ik1. t-The Tribune
Surprise and Interest have b-en ex
cited In shipping circles by the news
that within the last three days soms
& vessels engaged In the truns-Atlan-tic
trade have been chartered by the
FTttlsh gowrnmetu for periods of three
months and upwards.
Among the ships chartered are a
number belonging to the big passrnger
and freight lines, though the complete
list Is not known at the offices of the
lines In this city, as the transactions
were conducted abroad.
SCHLEY GOES ON CHICAGO.
NEW YORK. Oot l-Rear Admiral
Schley will raise his (lag on the Chi
cago todny at the Brooklyn navyyard,
taking the quarters of AJtnlral Howl
son. The Chicago will hemain at ths navy
yan' for some time. Her conning tower
Is to be removed, and In Its place a
chart house la to be built on the
TO Ql'ASlI DREYFt'S VERDICT.
LONDON. Oct. .-The Tartu corre
spondent of the Dally Mall says:
I learn that Germany Is about to
hand over documents which will lend
to the uiishlng of the Dreyfus ver
THE TRANSPORT SIAM
Nearly the Entire Cargo of Horses and
Mules Suffocated in a Terrible Typhoon
Eight Vessels In ill Will te Sent
-Who Will 'Then Have
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. A cable imwage from General Otis
to the war department brings word of the loan of several hundred
horse and mules on the transport 8iam. The uungo followi:
"Manila, Oct. C The steamer Siam which loft !?an Francisco
August 18 with 43 horses and 238 mules, sncountoicd a typhoon
September 21 off northern Luzon, in which all but 10 mules were
last. Tho animals were killed by the pitching of tho vessel, and
tho lack of air from the necessary closing of the hatches, There
wore no casualties among the passengers.
It is stated at tho quartermaster's department that the mules
which wore lost on the Siam were trained pack mule, which were
considered tho most valuable sent to the riiilippines.
The Eight Vessels Ordered to Manila
Will Mike Fleet Second lo
NEW YORK, Oct l-A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
The vessels which have thus far re
ceived orders for Manila, are:
Armored cruiser Brooklyn, enroute
to Hampton Roads proceed to New
York for repairs and fitting out and
changes In personnel.
Protected cruiser New Orleans, en
mute to Hampton Riads-proced to
New York for repairs and changes In
E BETTER THE GRADE,
THE BIGGER THE TRADE.
; J - ' ; - 1
Coaxer No. 5. '
. i a.
All men's overcoats, regular 10, now j
All men's overcoats, regular 11.50, now 1000
All men's overcoats, regular 15, how u 00
All men's overcoats, regular 17.50, now 1450
Coaxer No. 6.
so per cent reduction on all Boys' and Children's Suits
Coaxer No. 7.
All 50c sox now. .;y; . ,T 35 cents
All 25c sox now 3 for 50 cents
All 15c sox now 3 for 25 cents
Coaxer No. 8.
All 50 cent Tics now. 35 cents
All 25 cent Ties now 15 cents
to Re-lnforce Admiral Witwn
one of the' Lariest '
Gunboat Nashville, now at Ban to
Domlnga-proceed to Manila without
delay via flues canal and stopping at
San Juan for coal and needed re
pairs. Auilllary cruiser Badger, now at
Mars Island prepare for orders to
proceed to Manila.
The other vessels which will be sent
lo Manila are the protected cruiser
Albany and the gunboats Marietta.
Much 1,4 snd Hancroft.
Of l lu-se the Albany Is now being
completed In England. Her officers
and crew will be sent to her about Jan
uary I, and she will proceed at ono to
Manila. The Marietta Is now at Wash-
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