'I UK MUMl0 ASTOUIaW. , TIKSDA Jf UCTUBKtt 17, IK99. nnvn"" v 11 I Oil w i. Lru OUT of the great number of suits ordered, many arc uncalled for. Our contract with well-known t tailoring firms throughout the country U that . wc take up uncalled lor gar montsleft in . the express office west of the .Mississippi JRivcr. . lathis waywc keep. on hand a numlx'r of uncalled for suits, overcoats and trousers, which we arc able to sell atfcrcut ly reduced prices. These garments are not .misfitsut puits ohhicrj deposits , have been made and which were forwarded by express C. 0. I), and for unknown reasons remained in the express office uncalled for. Wc have all such suits that are accumulated by these firms forwarded. lP s cv ry .'10 days, to be sold at ha'f the original cost. Save S10 to S2 on ur Suit or vercoat ' J 1 4 UNCALLED FOR GARMENTS. HALF PRICE Suits to Mer, $20 Suits and Overcoats for $25 " w " $30 41 44 $10.00 12.50 . 15.00 m 3 Vf 'iri- it rt. If you wish to be well dressed in every particular, Style, Cloth, Lining." Workmanship, in fact evervtbing that pertains to a perfect suit of overcoat 1.1' ''! ' BBfl at no more expense than if you -wore ready made clothing. Then let us "' ; ""'7, make your next Suit. You will have no trouble in finding the CLOTH 'YOU WANT if you come to us, as we can give an , " ' assortment of over 5')t( different styles to select from.- . -. WE ARE TAILORS Not cheap garment makers, the only thing cheap about our suits is the price. Our 'suits have that styles-fit and finish about them that swell-dressed gentlemen appreciate. Fa rnsuor ill ii era 'l0FI!l 250 WASHINGTON STREET, MANY NEW SHIPS NEARING COMPETION PORTLAND, OREGON Some Dela) ('aihfd by Failure of ConRress to Provide Armor Plate. J FIVE SHIPS WKLL ADVANCED' i i Chief Instructor Ilicbborn's Estl-j mates Will be Large-Much Ex- pease Incurred Jn Kepairiog and j T.'.Rritttn?r Old -War Vsr!s. "j NEW YORK, Oct. U.-A special , t the Ht?r.M (rum.. Washington fays;., j Five buttltNihlp. oim cruiser, oiw ca dit training ship and 25 torpedo boat destroyers will comprlne the new con struction completed and addKl to the new navy within th next year. ' J Rear Admiral Philip Mlohborn, chief constructor of the navy, niaken thin es 'llniate In his annual report for tho Ah-. cat your ending july 1 last, which ha has Just submittal to the socroUry of tho navy. j Final work on the battleship Kear-j targe will be completed, he states, In' January next, the Kentucky will be ' ready a month later, the Alabama will be In condition for active Rervlce In ' Januury, tlw Wlsoonalu May 1 next and the Illinois In Ootober. The Maine will bi ready for sea In June of 1901, the Mlwourl In February of 1902 and the Ohio by March 5. 1U02. The four mon. Itors under construction will be turned over to the government In 1901, In which ' time all the torpedo boat dtnitroyers and torpedo bxita should be ready for de-' llvory to the government. In explanation of his estimate of $4, 000,000 for the construction and repair of veaela, an Increase of $3,000,100 over the appropriation for the pretwnt HHcal year, Admiral Hlchborn states It has been and will continue to be found nec-' eafiary to expend comparatively large will require an xiwidltur of about troo.Ooo under The bureau of construe tion and repair. Seventeen vewela, gunboat and tugi were wcun! by purrhao and attached to the Asiatic utmtlon. Work upon the llinlgn of a gunboat to rvplttoe th Michigan on the Great Lak.i hua then iiiniled, endlng deHnltlon of the charartrrlMlca that would be permitted under treaty with Great ltrltuin. Dlayi on veanela under uonntruotlon hua been occasioned, Admiral Hlchborn axflvrti. by the Impossibility of aeeurlng armor and other material at the pnper time, especially In the cae of some of the torpedo croft. Admiral Hlchborn rendered his rec ommendation, which enable the depart ment to make a single contract for ship and armor, urges the authorisa tion of an assistant clllcf of the bureau of construction and repair, the removal of the limit of tho number of officered corps, now restricted by law to in, and an Increase In the number of carpen ters to 75. War exiwrlence has demonstrated, Admiral Hlchborn states, the strategi cal and tactical advantages of sheathed over unsheathed ships. The war ex perience tended, to confirm the favorably opinions previously arrived at and the general success of the designs In these respects. The battery arrangements have prov en to be excellent, and the advisability of using eleotriclty for handling auxili aries In place of ateam Is shown. sums In connection with the repairs of. the older veB.ls, In making 'the alter ations necesttary for the efficiency ac cording to modern Ideas and practice.1 For Instance, the alterations and re pairs to the Cincinnati and the Raleigh , FA8T TIME OVERLAND. From Chicago to San Francisco In 71 Hours ts to Re the Schedule. CHICAGO, Oot. 18. Chicago to San Francisco In seventy-one hours seventy-three hours actual time, Is the schedule on which the overland special on the Chicago Northwestern road left the Will street station lout night at 6:30 o'clock and Inaugurated the new fast service to and from California. The time formerly was 75 hours. The first stop west of Chicago under the new echedulo Is Dekalb, the sixty miles being covered In less than that number of minutes. The train will ar rive In San Francisco on the third day at E-30 p. in. western time. The east bound service makes the same reduc tion In time. ESCAPED FELON'S LONELY GRAVE; HIS LOYAL COMPANIONS They Slay by Him L'n;il bis Doa't and Then Lay Him Away-Thflr Sufferings and Wanderings. CHICAGO. Oct. 1.-Burled In the woods, five, miles north of Waukcgan. III., In a grave dug by comrades, Is the body of Tarn Meyers, well-known confidence man and forger, who, on the night of August SI, escaped with three other prisoner! .fro.n .the .Waukcgan Jail. Kter Gorman, one of the Jail breakers who assisted In the burial of his dead comrade, was captured tn this city by OltlceT Cohdell and has told the police the story of the forger's end. Meyers, according to the state. .tent, died September 3 as the result of priva tion and exposure for four'days In the woods where he and his companions had tak?n refuge after their escape. With Infinite difficulty, the thref men hollowed out,1 place for his remains. The two men still at liberty who broke from the Jail are George C. Schneider and Joe Poul. Until Gorman's arrest, no trace of the escaped prlso?ers had been found. It was generally supposed that the four men had made their way to Chicago, but Instead they took to the woods. For two days the Jail-breakers re mained hidden In the underbrush. They were without food all the time and were exposed to Inclement weather. It rained the second day, and they slept that night in their wet clothes. The following morning, Meyers, who was older than the rest, could scarcely speak. He complained that he was very sick, and his companions assisted hlmj to walk about. His comrades gave up their coats, and with them Gorman constructed a . bed on the ground for Meyer,. It had been their plan to go further that day, but ahe condition of the sick man made travel Impossible for him, and the others refused to de sert him. None. of the gang had money with which to buy food, but Gorman, Im pelled by the necessity of obtaining nourishment for the sick man. went to a furm house and begged for bread. That was the first mouthful of food the fugitives had had since their es cape. Meyers told his comrades that he was better 'the next morning, but that night he died. ! With their hands they dug the grave and lifted the body of their dead com-' panion Into It. They wrote a few words on an envelope, telling briefly the story of the sad end of Tom Meyers, and. placing It In a pocket of l!- dead man's coat, covered him with dirt. They hacked a tree to mark the spot, and then fled from the scene. Gorman will be token to Waukegan today, and he will be requested to lead the Lake county officials to the lonely grave In the woods. 'Then he will re turn to Jail and stand trial. Ton Meyers was well known to the police of almost Vvery large city In the country. He was' about 50 years old. A VALUABLE CARGO. ' SAX , FRANCISCO. , Oct . 1 -The stoan'er ' Gaelic, from the Orient, brought J.OoO boles of silk, valued, at UOO0.0OO.' and tiST.OOO, In siecle. WILL THE Ql'EEN ABDICATE? - Philadelphia Times. The statement of a Vienna newspa per that Queen Victoria declared she would rather abdicate than consent to war with the Boers, may be utterly de void of foundation or strictly true. There can be no doubt that ordinarily her majesty would wish to end her days on the throne. Her reign has been the longest, as It has probably been the most glorious. In the history of England and although age has brought her In firmities and Its natural distaste tor the pomp and pageantry so gratifying In earlier life, she has never, that the world knows, expressed a wish to cur tail It. But Victoria Is a woman, and she na turally abhors the Idea that the closing days of her relgn should be associated In history with an unnecessary war. Born a few years after the allied armies of Europe had swept the legions of the first Napoleon from the field of Water loo, she has seen, as It were, thousands upon thousands of lives sacrificed to the demon of war. Born a few years after demon of war. She saw tho terrible relgn of the Red Republicans In France after Louis Philippe of Orleans had fled from the throne of his ancestors, saw her British subjects massacred by Se poys during the Indian mutiny, and saw all the horrors of Inkerman, Balak lava and Sebastopol. She saw the ter rible Internecine conflict In the United States, the war between Prussia and Denmark, Prussia and Austria, the campaigns of Garibaldi, the Franco- German war and & host of other Ran- j guinary conflicts. In these clrcum-j stances It Is not to be wondered at that her woman's heart should stand ap- i palled at the prospect of another war. 4 That the Queen of England has done everything possible to prevent hostil ities In the Transvaal may be token for granted, and It may be that the appa rent hesitancy of Lord Salisbury to ak extreme measures Is due entirely to her restraining influence. It Is no secret that the appe&l to the Cxar Alex ander prevented a German Invasion of France a few years after Sedan, and it may be that efforts to maintain peace now will be equally successful. At all events there Is nothing strange In the statement of the Vienna newspaper that she prefers abdlctlon to war, and just now the. possibilities are that there will be neither war nor abdictli.n. Your Head And what is in it. SAILORS' SUPERSTITIONS. Some of the Things ithat Bring Bad Luck to the Ship. Pets are believed to bring good luck and w hen, in the recent war with Spain a man was struck and killed with a bursting shell on the Texas, all the sailors In the fleet said It was because the battleship was without a mascot. The cat has a bod reputation among seafaring men, most of whom believe that she brings 111 luck to a ship. If a cat falls overboard and is drowned (she Is always rescued If possible), the men will 'often leave at the next port believing the ship to be doomed; and I have heard men-o'-war's men cite the case of the old Keorsargw as proof thereof. On her last voyag the frigate car ried a cat and a monkey. A violent feud existed between them, and on their way, north, one dark and stormy night, Jocko threw poor Tom overboard, run ning along the rail and chattering like a fiend as the unfortunate pet disap peared in the boiling waves. The seas were running too high to . admit of launching a boat, and puss was left to a watery grave, but not without many gloomy forebodings, which were realis ed soon afterwards, when the Kear-sai-ge stranded on the fatal reef. To fall down without any apparent cause ts a warning of death tn the Immediate future. An American crui ser was lying off Nice a few years ago, when a seaman fell prone on the deck. Upon rising he went to his bunk, and, returning, placed a slip of paper bear ing his mother's address in the hand of a messmate, saying he did not ex pect to see home again. For the nose to bleed only a few drops Is believed In the navy to fore tell death In as many days or weeks as there are drops of blood. You may hear a sailor sing at sea. but he rare ly whistles; whistling is suppooed to bring a hurricane, and Is always hush ed by the remark, "there's a hurricane sailor here." No. l.-CONTENTS. A Complete Foundation for Measuring Mind. 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