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TI1K MORNING AS10K1AN Fli I DA . OCTOUEK 0, m.
ENGLAND PREPARING FOR
Entire Home Militia Force Has Been Called
Out For Service.
GRAVITY OF SITUATION REALIZED
Snead Continues His Efforts to Embarrass the Cbamterlaio
Ministry and Cripple Its Conduct of
no rrucrioN with oris.
Philippine Commissioners iy Their
Uelatlons With th Clom-rul
VICTORIA. R C. Oct. 19,-Although
Professor Worcester, one of the Philip
pine commissioner who arrived on Ihe
Empress of Japan, refused to tiUk of
whiM he ami his eolloiiKUoe had done,
he denied that there had been any frle-
llon Meen OvncnU Oils and the oth
er member of the committee.
He mild: "There never as an occa
sion during our slay when our rela
tions with the general wvre other than
NEW YORK. Oct 1J.-A dlspatc. toj h, know, that just
the World from London says
The calling out of tho mllltla lndl
eatea plainly that the British govern.
- ri,Vm It necessary to take
timely precautions against some foreign
complication which threaten to super
vene on the Transvaal trouble.
In the first Instance, the militia la
only to be employed to take the place
In home garrisons of the line regiments
that arc going to South Africa.
The government has not thought It
advisable, In view of the hostile feel
ing evoked In Ireland by the attack
on the Boer republic, to reduce the
Irish military establishment below Its
normal strength of 40,000 men, and It
Is Intended to set free the regular regi
ments stationed In Ireland for war ser
vice by substituting English militia bat
talions In the Irish garrisons, the Irish I
militia being sent for duty to England.
This calling out of the mllltla has
added appreciably to the general esti
mate of the gravity of the situation.
W. T. Stead has Issued a pamphlet
on the Boer war entitled, "Are we In
the right? An appeal to all honest
. It Is a powerful Indictment of Cham
berlain's diplomacy, bringing In the
strongest relief the persistent provoca
tive course followed by the colonial sec
retary throughout the negotiations.
with the patent object of forcing war
on the Transvaal.
The most sensational part of the
pamphlet Is Sir. -Stead's solemn decla
ration that Cecil Rhodes informed him
that Mr. Chamberlain was privy to the
Jameson raid, and that the parliamen
tary Inquiry Into the origin of that con-
spiracy was hushed up betause a point
raid took place a cablegram was re
ceived at Cape Town from a trusted
friend of Rhodes In London, who, af
ter a long Interview with Chamberlain,
telegraphed to hurry up.
"President Kruger also knows that
when Rhodes went home to face the
music after the raid, his first step was
to send Sir. Hawksley to tell Mr. Fair
field of the existence of cablegrams
which had passed between Cape Town
and London, which established the
complicity of the colonial office In the
In the house of commons Philip Stan
hope referred to Mr. Stead's positive
charges as matters Mr. Chamberlain
should not be allowed to Ignore.
Mr. Chamberlain will speak today.
His answer to Mr. Stead Is awaited
with the keenest Interest.
MORE MCLES BOl'dHT.
Prltlsh Government Securing Animals
In the Mississippi Valley.
CHICAGO, Oct. 1.-A special to the
Times-Herald from Evansvllle, Ind.,
An agent of the British government
was In the city today, and shipped 100
mules to St. Louis. They are Intended
for South Africa.
There are several agents scouring the
counties In Southern Indiana and Illi
nois, buying mules for the British government.
TO GO TO PHILADELPHIA.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 1.-Admlntl
Dwey last night met a select commit
tee of the municipality of Philadelphia,
headed by Mayor AshbrMge, who ten-
his leg would carry him, shouting
to he uad with him, 'Come on, boys,
deploy,' and to us, 'Gl 'em (Its, boys!'
Seeing him there without so much as
a stick In his hand speeding his way
like a shadow through the trees und
banana stalks, over fences and buslies,
ten yards ahead of his party, still yell
tug, Vome on. boys!' stampeding chick
ens, hog and dogs frn among the
houses, would have made a dead man
laugh, serious as the affair was. Our
p'ation was firing at will, yet we
guarded It so carefully that none but
Filipinos felt II.
"At Calumplt, when Funston and the
eight lets of fours cr vw.il and run the
rebels out of their trenches and won In
a few minutes a battle that had lvn
fiercely fought for two days, Fun.ton
wits again barehanded, as were nil olfl
cers except a few, who carried native
canes they had picked up, more as an
aid to walking th.ui anything else. I
speak of these things to show that the
sword should le left out of all pictures
of this war: It Is ornamental, not use
ful, and us I was there and saw those
events as they happened, I am (mod
estly) glad to tell of brawry not often
paralleled In commanders."
CLEANING WALL PAPER.
It Is not always desirable or possible
to repaper a room where the wallpaper
hai teen soiled In a few places. To be
atle to clean such paper without In
juring the gloss and general effect
would be a great relief to many a
housewife. This can be accomplished
without much difficulty. The methods
of procedure Is to take four ounces of
pumice stone In the due powdered
form and mix It with one quart of
flour. When the two have been mixed
with the hands odd enough water to
kneed the moss Into a thlek dough.
Fnrm the mass Into several rolls about
a.1 K.r'g as the width of ouch atrip of
derec! him tho hospitality of Phllndel- w.iH piir,.r ,, two nlch. in diameter,
phla during the latter part f theiWr.ip s.ime white cut ton cloth around
mnth. i'a-h roll and stitch It In place, und
ir.en bolt uiMitit tm-f -quarter or an
! hour. By that time the dough rolls are
firm, and the cloth covering cm be pi
moved. These roll of hardened (lour
, if.': )
Wilson Improved Air Tight Heaters
...FOR GOAL ...
This liontor ii fNpi'oinlly iwlnptt'tl for Soft Coul
ami Lignito. flio body" is iiiutlo of Kiilnil
Btt'i'l. Kxlra lit'iivy whaling and dumping
grato. Fire pot txtru heavy with lurgo ash pit.
IIiih u nirki'l urn, nickel niiiiut luto and two
nii'kt'l iilntml ftH)t rails.
Tint lint Must draft is Noronstructi'd tliat tlu
emuping gaws are all coii.niini'd, whifh makes:
a grout saving in tlio (.'oiiMtimpt ion of fuel,
Price, 512.00 to $25.00.
All Varieties of Hood Air lights at
FOARD & STOKES.
Admiral IVwey accepted the lnl:u-
his arrival, returning on the nlht of
WO!.LD TAMMANYIZK THK HIGH
WILL SOON REACH PAR
Now Considered the Most Aliraclive
Securities on the Market Selling
Below Face Value.
NEW YORK, Oct. 19.-The Idea that
the completetlon of th Central Paclfla
had been reached In the Investigaton readjustment plan by the delivery of
which. If exceeded, would Implicate the ( the ww ,ecurltle Issued under the
colonial secretary directly In the plot. ! pUn w, dlgturb the money
In his pamphlet Mr. Stead Bays: hM nt been borne out by the actual
"Before the prime minister of the movment ' "ony. As a matter of
Cape went very far in the conspiracy he fact he deman1 tor th w securities,
found It necwwsrv to ..nllat th nnnnrt "ii-uiany me J!4 per cent bonds has
of the colonial office in his designs. He. been heavjr from other cltle tha-'
sent ovor to Ton r.r Rtht actual dvery of the securities has
Harris with instructions to inform Mr.iM,rteii a tAVh Inffuence upon the
Chamb-rlain of what was brewing. Mr. j raarket-
Karris executed his mission and cabled lne new Central Paclflc'
to Rhodes the result of the Interview. a,,ove 90 nen ln
mer, but they are now below 85, at
which price they are being picked up
In large amounts by Investors as reflec
ted in the enormous dealings In them
in the last few days. In Wednesday's
markn transactions were particularly
heavy with the price advancing to
Under the adjustment plan the bonds
"At first Chambrlaln refused but af-'
ter Harris had spoken openly to Mr.1
Fali-fleld of the colonial office and had!
communicated to Chamberlain the con-1
tents of a cablegram from Rhodes;
warning him that If he thwarthed the I
conspiracy England would lose South!
Africa, Chamberlali gave way on the
convenient pretext of necessity for pro
tecting the builders of the Bchuana
land railway from savage tribes.
"Further, Kruger had heard that
communication between the conspira
tors, emissaries and the colonial
ifft.A tiara flAOA anrt fvinotnnt anrl fhnfr '
during the whole month of November
cablegrams ' were constantly passing
and re-paseing between the chief con
spirators at Cape Town and his trusted
emissaries and friends ln London, who
were, on his behalf, keeping the colo
nial office In fouc h with the movement.
bear Interest from August 1st, and they
are secured by a mortgage upon all the
railroads and properties covered By tne
first refunding mortgage and by de
posit with trustee of all securities now
The friends of that department of
public education ln New York city com
monly known as the "high school," to
distinguish It from the grammar grad
will soon be called upon to make a vlg
orous fight fur its preservation.
The existence of the high schools
threatened by Tammany, which Is nat
urally and consistently opposed to any
form of higher education. The cm
template! assauh. however. Is In the
direction of imparlng their efficiency
rather than an immediate eztermlna
tlon. II sewns that the framers of the
charter of GreoAer New York did not
surround the public school system with
adapted safe guards against the In
curslon of polttlclara. There swms to
be a loophole for the designing spoils
men. Tammany thinks K has discov
ered that the law allows It to fix the
minimum requirements for principals
and teachers of high schools, and
plans to abolish the present system of
licenses tor these places, so that it can
fill them without subjecting Tammany
favorites to embarrassing tests of fit
ness. In other words, It Is proposed to
Tammunyize (he high schools of the
city of New York.
L'nder the ps-sent system of llens
the high schools of New York have at
tained a standard of efficiency equal to
that of the smaller colleges of the coun
try. The staff of teachers In culture
and character will compare favorably
with the corps- of Instructors In many
universities. The standard Is too high
for Tammany. It proposes to drive out
the expert teachra ability which came
Into the schools under the admlnlstra
tlon of Mayor Strong. The places are
to be opened to Tammany spoilsmen
for the reward of party henchmen,
Politics, the bane and the peril of the
common school system of this country,
Is to stalk In roughshod for the despoil
ment of the structure which culture
and educational zeal have built up In
the high schools.
It Is believed there la a chance yet
to rescue the high schools from Tam
many. The right of the borough boards
to abolish old standards of requirement
for teachers Is challenged by the city
superintendent. It will be the same old
contest of authority between the super.
Intendent and a board of spoils politi
cians. The friends of public education
ln New York should rally to the sup
port of the superintendent to protect
tVia lllrrl. MAl.nn.l- . .1 J .11 .
I or hereafter held In the sinkln I " 6" . w" l"c ""
i ana aeirraaation flit tn hand. r th
also by trust deed upon all the lands
covered by the mortgage securing the
land bonds of the old Central Pacific
Company; alSD upon all notes given ln
pay for lands.
Income derived from the sinking fund
securities or from lands Is to be ap
plied to the payment of Interest on the
SWORDS SELDOM CARRIED,
"There is one thing," writes Sergeant
Ozlas ((Uoted by the Kansas City
He knew also that on November 4, Mr.! 9i ner rf. h.n,,u , (Journal), 'that should be spoken of
, tiipmiy nas' t
"""""" uu..n rcmu.ai ui i.ic ttle privilege Of Selling ulnVIn
correct misapprehension of foots.
fUTlfl rjpnflral t'llnuti-.n in unr.linn nf nnrt nfn
..... secumips or tana for the purchase o. tured as rushing at the Insurgents with
the 34 per cent bonds as long as no ul'"fte;l sword and scabbard swinging
default exists In resrject tn in. J h'Bh' H dld nothing ot the kind, nor
nrlnln.l P,.. v.. ' . Idld 0ther Offl0er WOTthr f "
M maae caMf-d one. At Marilao I stood (up) on
against tha making of any other mort- the east bank of the river with the
gage on the property covered by the ! Flrst battalion of Company II firing
mortgage securiiaj the 8'4 pr cent' over the rivor at the rehels' t0 protect
on(ji- j Funston and the men crossing the
. , , . ! rivr. None of ug was more than ten
":y' lne "nW, feet away from the river bank. In full
gan, In which the leading role was to
be played by the forces of the char
tersd company. Hiis latter Is one of
the few documents that are ln evl
denoe. "He has heard also that, so far from
Mr. Chambsrlairt knowing nothintr of
the compact, h Wok so keen and close
an Interest ln Its developmeat that he
Insisted that Jameson's men should go
In under the union jack, and that the
yield over four ser eent but the cur
rnt heavy buying suggests that the
win soon ruie not rar from par. They
next governor o the Trarsjvaal should are among His Bpt of the attractive
be appoints! by lbs sslsnial 4?M.j Issues sellhc under par.
view of the enemy and without even
A hln.la . -t t ... V..t . 1
wre hid from us.
"We yelled to Funston that Pennsyl
vania was attempting to cross U slalm
i otrr vletsry. He sfarted to run as fast
and pumice stone are (hen used for
rubbliig over the milled portions of the
paper. Not only will ordinary dirt
sicits be removed, but greii' will
absorbed by the roll. After rubbln
the paper should 1 dusted off catv
fully with a clean cloth, anil if an
dirt remains the process should be
p-'ated. This removes dirt much
tr than the bread process.
IRON IN ELBA.
The little Island of Elba, once coh'
brated as the temporary abiding place
of the great Napoleon, has reivnt
come Into promlnenos In new way
Years ago deposits of Iron were dls
covered on the Island, but the minis
were never worked. Now, where once
Napoleon reigned in solitary xftite,
great smelters and machine shops hav
been sot up and the whole Island
alfve with the hum of Industry.
ONE SHIP A DAY.
The ship yards of Great Brltlan,
wording together, could turn out
steamship every day of the year.
Great Left Over Sale
Prices Away Down.
You'll Hay Ho,
When You See Price
Great American ImportinirTea Go.
ra Coat&trdai at. Astasia.
Also Repairing end Recovering at
Washington between 5th and Cth Streets.
John B. Coffey,
A Portland Buyer
--------- - -m - i , -
Mrs. JMLTON. who has
years' of experience as a
Will Iju ide-arictJ to give personal
attention to all customer.
263 Stcond St., Portland.
Shoes for Women
W I..- 1 "
Old Book Store
Hi-'' ry, l'i j;ii .!:v, Mn 1, i .;, !,
Ht'H'rrtH-r, 1'iK'try. MtMlleid,
Ijiw, Rlli;li'ii, Soit'iitillo
All tuinlnrd work.
Seein!-hsinl tehiMit iHxiks, lurijo slin lt
Dln'Hi. beenDil liHtid liiut!n.tis. Li-
hrsrtr lniitiht. Uirge t(K'k nl iiiivvU,
I'.i ll Tnmlilll Bl., Iwlow Sw-uml.
Tsleptione 1Uh 2NKL
Tin: i.Aiufl: uni.DiNti.
Sl't'i M nri'l W ASINUTHN. Hi
JO, 21, 22, 23
PORTLAND - OUKfJON
Also "Queen Quality"
Shoes for Women
E. C, Goddard & Co,
301 Washington St., cornw Fifth
Opposite HoU'l rsrklnt
Ladies Hair Dressing a Specialty
Ladies stitrauoe to bath
on Fifth street.
W. C. A. Pohl,
and Funeral Director
Csski ts ul Funeral Su
ly ia liani
Orionsn Bnililing, Portland.
Cororr lltli and Duans Bis, Astoria, Ort
ST. HELEN'S HALL.
A BOARDING AND
DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Ifcxipened HentHiibrr 13. For ciroiilsm
MIH8 ELKNOHK TIIIBHKTfS, I'b. 1)
I'rincipul, Portlantl Oregon
Telephone Red 391.
i Delivered at your
Only 60 Cents a
He lays was always 10 light
and well baked.
Well there Is a knack In mak
But don't forget the kind of
stsve or range used makes a
difference. His mother used a
Star Kstate Hange
HT. PAUL, MINN,, JAN.
Capital . ...
Reserve for Unearned Premium
Reserve for all Other Liabilities
Net Surplus over all Liabilities
CHARLES CHR IBTEN8BN, Manager.
B. GOODWIN, Assistant Manager.
imCnllfnrnla St., 8. F., Cnl.
SAMUEL ELMORE & CO. ents,
W. X KVOJL1. Agsat,
B BM treet
(leui Zealand Fife Instance Go
Of New Zealand.
W. P Thomas, Mgr., San Francisco.
UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF 5HAREH01 DERS.
Subscribed Capital - . . f.OOO.OOO
Paid-Up Capital - - , 1,000,000
Assets in United States . . 300,000
Surplus to Tolicy Holders - . 1,718,792
lias been Underwriting on the Tacific Coant over Twentv-two years
SAHUEL ELMORE & CO.,
Resident Agentn, Astoria, Orecon