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NIK MORNING ASTOKIAN, SUNDAY. OCTOBEtt 15, )8!)!.
Her Contest With the Afrikanders Will
Guage Her Military Strength.
A SpecUl Train for 'Atkins' When the Band Befins to Hay
-The Admiralty Also on Trial Trouble
LONDON, Oct, 11 All Europe U
watching Great Brltlan at this crucial
moment la her military affairs. Tat'
cign statesmen, and mlUUry experts
regard the result of th war with the
Boer ai a foregone conclusion. What
they scan with such anxious interest Is
England' tremendous preparations (or
the contest. By the result of these ef
forts will ber strength be gauged. In
assembling an army twice as large
as that which she sent to Crimea and
. considerably greater than Wellington's
force at Waterloo, England Is offering
sn illustration for the Brat time In
many decades, of her ability to right
Although her naval strength has of
ten been demonstrated to advantage,
It has stilt been a matter of doubt
whether her military arm would com
pare favorably with that of continental
nations, and in the throes of such a tei;
she has been engaged this week day
. Gangs of men are working incessant
ly at the ports that dot England's
shores, transforming liners Into troop
Ships, largely augmented forces are
turning out ammunition and ordnance
stores. Some Idea of the activity in
his direction can be gained from th
fact that three million rounds of am
munition for small arms left Woolwich
' Although the manufacturers of the
favorite new bullet "Hark five" has
been retarded by an o tat break of pois
oning among the employes, this de
partment is working day And night
Tons of scrap sine are being shipped to
make gas for the war balloons, which
are being taken out on a more exten
sive scale and with a more complete
equipment than ever before.
Meanwhile the men for whom these
implements of war are being made ara
pouring out of barracks to the ports,
standing by to embark, drilling and
' practicing a targets .every snare hour.
The reserves are pouring Into Alder
shot In unheralded batches and re-
shouldering .their rides as if the trans
formation from civil to military life
were sn every day occurrence.
The huge raobllaatlon at Aldershot Is
now in charge of Major General Thom
as Kelley-Kenney, Inspector general of
auxiliary forces and recruiting, who
has succeeded General Blr Redvers Bul
ler. Alt the work la new. It is the first
time that anything of the kind has
beep attempts since the short service
system went into effect. A visit to
Aldershot produces the Impression that
everything is going like clock work,
but It Is .too eonly yet to express a defi
nite opinion regarding the British
mobilization. For the reserves them
selves, who are obll?ei to leave their
wives and families on a pitiful pit
tance from the government, much pub
lic sympathy has been aroused, xem
plifylng the truth of Rudvard Kipling's
Jeer "A special train for 'Atkins' when
the band begins to play."
A number of reserves who have not
been called out have asked to be al
lowed to serve In South Africa and a
similar spirit of spontaneous, practical
patriotism Is seen on all sides. Sir
Reivers Butler's forces Include the
flower of the English nobility. The ex
cellent Boer marksmenshlp, combined
with the fact that it is an unwritten
rule in the British army that olHcers
must always stand under lire, even
though the men are lying down, maka
mourning ' probable in many a noble
The admlrallty is perhaps more on
trial than the army, especially as it Is
well known that General Lord Garnet
Wolseley, commander In chief does not
approve a system which gives the navy
such far reaching power In transport-
A GIGANTIC SCALE
ing troops. Is llO, Ores Britain de
spatched 14,000 troops In three weeks
to Alexandria, Egypt, a feat that elic
ited the Intense admiration of Count
Von Moltke, but the task of shipping
more than 52,000 ,nen has not been par
alelled In the history of England. Al
ready the two branches of the service
Are beginning to blame each other for
various delays but it la scarcely ap
parent thvt there has yet been any
serious lack of facilities. The ship
brokers have undoubtedly worked some
thing like a corner on the admiralty, as
they did during '.he Hispano-American
war, and the recent breakdown of two
transports is still the cause of consid
erable abuse of the admiralty.
The Associated Press understands
that these two vessels were repeatedly
offered to the United States during the'
wa with Spain, but that owing to the
astuteness of the American naval rep-1
resentatlve, they were never purchased, j
The most remarkable point in connec- j
tion with the transport arrangements j
is that about SO ships can be taken Into
the government service without mate-'
rially disturbing the shipping trade, j
The weakest point In the whole mobl-,
Illation seems to be the army service
corps, corresponding to th United
Mates commissary. The various sta-j xeWg conies from Apia that the na
tlons have been gutted to obtain thetlves have proclaimed Tamaaese as
necessary officers and men, yet many j king, despite the recent agreement of
line oflicers assure the Associated ; the United States, Germany and Great
Press that the arrangements are grave
ly inadequate for such a corps. In this
connection, the Navy and Military Rec
"It is quite clear that If England
had to provide a second or thlrj army
corps for foreign service, these, or
either of thjm, would have to go with
out a full equipment. That this un
pleasant discovery will form the sub
ject of Inquiry in parliament goes with
The new battleship Bulwark will be
launched cn October 10. She will have
hoen under construction less than seven
months. This will create a launching
time record and a weight record for
time under constrno Jon,
merit being 15,4 Urns.
The admiralty Is experimenting with
a new wireless telegraphy Invention,
the contrivance of W. H. BulUvan,
which Includes a device for determin
ing distances between ships. There Isj
considerable speculation as to whether j
jig nor Marconi will be able to induce:
the Unl?d Stales to adopt his system.)
The Associated Press is authorised j
to d-iny reports printed here, under a '
New York date, that the three powers
encernd in Samoa ire at loggerheads
over the claims of British subjects for sued to put down the rebellion. On
damages during the bombardment. ' n'8 recommendation several additional
' warships will be sent to the Philippine
Th. ..,H. . . I t" enforce the blockade of ithe Islanda
The reports regarding a comb nation v , . . .
Admiral Dewey says the admlnlBtra
of France and Russia against England, tlon Is right, and that the United Slates
and the United States are ridiculed, !
though It can be assarted without gtv' '"'""d"' Th average citizen will be
ing any credmce to any such stories ' "eVe thU DeWey OU1 t0 knW an1
... ... , will take his word for It rather than
.T.-.- crm lor J300,:that of the copperheads who
amounting as it dws to 81,500,000 rou
Mes, has crea .ed considerable surprise of war
In naval circle. wh.r it i. kh.... '
naval circle, wlwre It
that the chl-f reason Is the increase of
ftUBslai naval power In the far Emit.
Between the church conference and
the preparations for war, It Is hard to
say whither there Is more comment of
the church officers or the army offi
cials In Lonlon. The burning of in
cense produced an approach to rowdy-
lm. a companson of extreme ritualism;
to the 'f..-tlsh worship of barbarians"
pausing a storm of hisses and other'
commotion, which hart tn v. .nA
the lord bishop of London, Dr. Crelgh
ion. ine aiscusBlMi is nothing more
than the airing of different opinions.
Lord Halifax voicing the sentiments of
The relation of the church of Eng
land to non-conformity Is also taking
tp the Attention of the congresa Four
teen bishops ars in attendance, at wall
as nearly all the well-known church
men. Th bishop of Hereford made a
violent attack upon Banday desecra
tion, berating th habit of holding din
ner parties and of playing golf and ten
nis n that day. He concluded his ad
dress by exclaiming: "IM, us see to It
that our morals ar not corrupted by
the bloated plutocracy 1" The archbish
op of Canterbury mads special refer
ore to the necessity of family influ
ence in education.
The Duke and Duchess of Martbor
orugh are not so prominent socially
just now as la their custom, but they
do not scam to be deterred from social
I functions by th death of Cornelius
VanderbUt. They havs been ntertaln
Ing a shooting party at Blenheim pal
ace, and will come to town for a few
day .next week.
James Van Ate has rented Ktrby
hall, Leicestershire, for the hunting
season, and It Is said thsvt he will en
tertain there on a targe scale.
Nat Goodwin closed his London sea
son in "An American Oltlsen" last
evening, preparatory to sailing to the
United States by the American line
steamer 8t Paul today. The play will
remain In the provinces with an Eng
CHANCE FOR MORE
TAMASESK PROi LUMKD KINC
English atil Am-rinin R-prt'.s.'n'a-lives
Tricked Iitu Ai!t'i:dirj;
i hi' l'ert'ninr..
CHICACO. Oct. U.-A special to the
Chicago Tribune from Berlin says:
Britain to abolish that office.
The Cologne Gazette's Apia corres
pondent sends a long Indictment of the
consular government He says the na
tives do not conceal their disrespect for
the representatives of the tresty pow
ers, relating a singular incident as an
Illustration. Taraarae Invited the offi
cials and the leading white citizens of',,-.,. .... .
a i . . . . i Will o pleased to trive personal
Apia to a wedding feast. All went ex- .. ' . n6 . 1
. . . attention to nil customer.
cept the Germans. The American con- j
sui, Mr. Osbome. made a speech, thus' Correspondence solicited,
giving the affair official recognition. I
Thereupon Taraesese's followers danced
and sang Impromptu songs, proclaiming
Tamesese as king, announcing the de
struction of the opposing natives if
tbey realsteJ his authority.
When the lotUr was mailed, Septem
ber S, hundreds of Tameseae'a and Ta
rtu's followers were gathered at Apia,
preparing to swear .allegiance before
the eyes .of the fqrelgn consuls by pre
senting gifts and attesting homage.
The letter says a New Zealand lawyer,
named Curr is managing the affair.
OK WET WITH MCKINLET.
Admiral Dewey has announced his
views In no uncertain way on the
p,'lllppiiie question. He Is In full ae-
1 cord with President McKlnley and says
so without equivocation. He also say
that a llfffivnll. nnllrtn ahmil.. l.A w.tm
"hou'd retain permanent control of the
copperneaas who are
' staiiillnji in" with the enemy In time
Hl;' DISAPPOINTED THEM.
The anti-expansion press has shout
ed: "Walt till Dewey comes home and
ffivos hi views on the Philippine situ
ation." Well he has done so, and he
says the United States must put down
the rebellion and and hold the Philip
pines. The auntie say Aguinaldo Is a
ought not to be molested, and that the1
TTnlt'd 3tats should let them alone In I
(..eoige Washington, that the
a 8LRle of anarchy,
Pointed the aunties.
Dewey has dlsap
He is a stalwart
American citizen, hut what can be said
j of those who are encouraging an enemy
U'tth (..hint, . 1. . 1 1
...it, nniii t.'c 5 ii 17, mucin 1M a WOT,
WHKAT AT PORTLAND AND SAN
The wheat markets of Portland and
San Francisco, Ilk the ones happy lov
ers we used to read about In th popu
lar novels, seem to b "drifting farther j
anu j nnrr away train eacn uuier.
TVsterday't quotations In San Fran
cisco were upwards of ISo per lOOtbt
above Portland's fur the same grade.
Walla Walla and valley wheat In Port
land was M Wo per buahol, with pos
sible "tie bluestem, which Is not quoted
In ten Francisco. In th latter oty'i
quotations milling wheat was $1.10 el
11.15 per cent). Thia the wheat grow-'
era of the northwest believe, la allowing
the wheat exporters of Portland, with
the boasted cheaper tonnage, entirely
too much margin. It Is Just such
grasping, aqueeting, monopolising
methods put in vogue by the Portland
wheat ring, that cause the farmer's
affection for the metropolis of Oregon
to wane, and make hlra long to be In
reach of a better market at San Fran,
Great Left Over Sale
Prices Away Down.
You'll Bmy Bo, .
When You Prices.
Great American ImportiniL Tea Co.
171 Commercial St.. Astsrla
Also Repairing and Recovering at
Washington betvrecu 5th aud tith Streets.
POKTLAN , ORK.
John B. Coffey,
25 ALI'KH s:.
A Portland Buyer
Mrs. DALTON, who has
years' of cxiwriehce as a
2i3 .Second St., Portland.
ST. flEliEH'S HAM.
A BOARDING AND
DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Reopened September 13. For circulars
MI8S ELKNQJJE.THIBBKTrS, ph, D
Pripcipal, PortUs'l Utcgoo
Teicphoos Red J9I.
He says was always so light
and well baked.
Well there is a knack In mak
But don't forget the kind of
stove or range used makes a
difference. His mother used a
Star Estate liange
ip r"?! ras
Ol Bond Street
Hundreds of Bargains
. . . THE SHALLEST EXPENSE
$1,300.00 Worth of
kets and Com
orts, at Special
75c gray out ton blankets, large
tie, sale pries 4'c.
11.00 gray or white cotton blank
eta, lull tile, sale price tUKj.
f'i grav halt wool blankets, lull
sue, tile price $10.
7 So large sit bed spreads, 1
ll.UO large sue bed pread, tale
$1.25 1 l heavy bed ij. reals, sale
f l."5 large lite bed cooforters.pure
white cotton Ailing, sale price
Linens and Domes
tics. 4-incb eitra heary cream damask,
4V yard - extra good value.
M-imh full bleached all linen
damask, 3.'m per yard.
Turkey red table diiiuk, 2."c per
V blearled dinner napkins at
YOO per doten.
, sice fringed napkiua, special
stlt! price 50o doten.
L L special yard wide muslin
special 4'4o yard.
Sh(s (rr Women
Also "Queen (loamy"
Show for Women
, C. I
!: -F 1
Oregonian Building, Portland.
All J If Equal
Styles 1 f to
One 1 any
Price I y $5.oo
$3.50 Mi Shoe
III ' " :S,r
The Largest Stock of Dry Goods,
Furnishiug Goods, Notions, Etc.,
on the Columbia River.
An extraordinary offering ol
ladies' tine silk waists in all lbs
latest style and colors from 13.76.
Ntw plain tml plaid woolen shirt
waist now on sale, etery one up
wlat In styles and colorings,
when you waut to buy coins and
oe ua, it may mean a saving.
ings. ladies' 121, vest at Do,.
Ladies' heavy rubber vt 36c
Ladies' oivstlii night gowns special
Ladles' outing flannel night
Bowni, 43e, floo, tiflc, 7Joand 11.00.
Children' outlet tianneled night
gowns and sleeping suits
Ladies' loug waist, best quality,
black saleen corsets, special flOo.
Ladies' ooals, plush capes, golf
capes, lur collarettes, olf and
wslklng, just arrived, at lowest
Lsdies' double texture cane mack
iiitonhes, full skirts, special MflO.
Uiliee all wool dou tile teiture
princess cape guaranteed colors
nsvy black and green-special HW
Children' mackintoshes, I bo larg
est tock In Astoria, special low
. . . Stiatiahan's . . ;
Ikuglit, Sold and Exchanged
!OId Book Store
I History, lliograi.hy, Mechanical,
Refurence, Poetry. Mwlloal.
All standard work.
fieeond-hsnd ecbool books, large tock
clieap. Secnnd-baml tusnsilues. Li
braries bought. Large ttock of norels,
22H-231 Tatuhill St., below Second.
Tclepbone Red 2wa
301 Washington St., corner Fifth
Opposite Hotel Parkin
Ladies Hair Dressing a Specialty
Ladies entrance to bath
;o;Fify street. -
Wilson Improved Air Tight Heaters
. . .FOR COAL . . .
This lientcr is especially adapted for Soft Coal
and Lignite. 'The body is niudo of mlwhod
steel. Extra heavy shaking and dumping
gnito. Fire pot extra heavy with large ash pit
lias a nickel urn, nickel name plate and two
nickel plated foot rails.
' The hot blast draft is so constructed tlint the
escaping gases are all consumed, which makes
a great saving in the consumption of fuel. ' -
Price, $12.00 to $25.00.
All Varieties of Wocd Air Tlftts et
FOARD li STOKES.
At our notion counter your nimble
ulikel goes a good way toward
supplying your wants.
Shall hair piu ir dossu, 6c.
Rubber dressing combs, ouly 10c
Handsoroe pocket (muiIis, ouly 6c
DrrM ilny per net, only Ac.
Aluminum thimbles, only la
foatbef purse, only V
Children fast black double knee
stockings site, 0 to per pairs l(V
Children rilra heavy fleeced
lined fast black doub-kue stock
ings, 'J pairs for IV.
'JOo ladits' fast black silk finish
look ings.Mlr price per pair IJO,
8.V ladies' fast black llile Iums,
double heel and toe, special sale
r pair SSc
Boys' Knee Pants.
Iloy' cordurov panU, best qual
ity, well sewed, sites 4 to 14, good
valut at 7.V, ecial price O0a
Hoys' scbcHil pan Is made of good
strong worsted, aaorlod colors,
special price ;':ic pair.
Two piece Uys' suits of gixnl
strong worslcl.'woll sewel, a good
school suit, Mcil price II. SO
THK LAHDK JtUILDINCi.
SECOND aud WASINUTON, St
20, 21, 22, 23
rOUTLANI) - OKKOON
W. C. A. Pohl,
ind Fqneral Director
CarieU and Funeral Hunpllst conitant
ly on hand.
Corner 11th aud lhiane Sis, Atorla, Ore