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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View This Issue
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Tliirinctlifi nnsr, few davs we have talked exclusively on Hen's and Bovs' Clothincr. nnrl nn ATcnnKnnnllu finn linn of
A-sr Q V"- W -r ' --- - " - - r f VVVJI V A UlwAC W W w
nrprrtnnts whinh ware nlaced at urices that drew even the attention and presence of Portlfinrinra tn thorn n trinl.
and all who purchased are mightily proud of the bargains they realized.
Now, We lave Something Else to Say
It is this: We have in stock a rich and varied assortment of Underwear and Neckwear that in comparison is fully as reasonable to buy as the Clothing.
R&ally these goods must be seen to be appreciated. They are new strictly so in material and design, and arc identically the same class of Koodi as will be foond on sale at this moment in the
leading houses of New York City.
- - UNDERWEAR --
Read the price we are now making on Swift's goods. As
is well known, Mr. Swift is recognized the country over as the
most conscientious manufacturer in tins line to be found any
wh.rc. SWIFT'S COXDE WOOL-RIBBED UNDER
WEAR, $1.50 per suit. Always heretofore they have been
more than cheap at 2.00.
Here is a line of Camel's Hair and National Wool Un
derwear at r)0 cents jht garment. They are excellent for the
price asked and are sure to please the purchaser. Many of
our best people selevt them by reason of the soft character of
While inspecting thin department, auk also to sco It K
T-H. Theso are what are known as Ribbed Wool Shirts and
Drawers. We have decided for a few days only to sell them
at $2.00 a suit. This is a remarkably low figure, if you are
posted a to values in this direction.
And now we are making a still further cut on the justly celebrated Lu
zerne Underwear. Think of it! Only $2.50 a suit We have just been
selling it at $3.00, but we want the bulk of Astoria's trade and we propose
to get it You cannot beat this price nor the goods anywhere on earth.
This Week, Wright's Health-Fleeced Underwear, $2."0 per suit. All who
wear underwear will understand that this is an nmaingly cheap price for
Wright's noted make, They are unexcelled for winter on account of be
ins fleece-lined on the inside.
In the same connection wo have ihp Famous Arabian Fierce Underwear.
We are also cutting it for the time being to $2.50 per suit.
Chjpfr Attention all ! Fancy Bosom and Colored Body
0 1 1 1 1 10 Shirts with one pair of cuffs $1.00. Certainly
after examining the quality you won't believe it. but it is the
truth. We are going to sell these very same shirts this week
at the above figure
Ifatc A man who is strictly up-to-date in style wears a
HQ 10 derby hat. Wo carry two lines, one at $.'!.0i and
one at $1.00. They have ju-t been received from the factory
and are Latest Fall Shapes. This is a good time to tender
our thanks for the splendid trade in hats we have enjoyed.
A nobby tic iiiiikii nny mini look respectable. If ho
wenrs n hiunUonin tin a Portland n.ctcliiinl mil
walk Ktri i'iD lirrti inn! tint lie jumped mi. V
linvo a beautiful variety jul in (nun the l'.imt. Included In II In tlu swell
Unfits Wiitrrtuniso Neckwear. Mr. Walcrhoinie inuiiiifuctiirm tlx, Uncut
lino il tii in tlin United State, itii'l llin pattern am intiitnioriiblc. Aak
to see our Inipiirlnlri, Tivks, roiir-in-IUiuis, l'ulfn nnd ShieM ami limiil
Hows. I'riiMn rnngo (mm olio upwnrils.
4QO Commercial Street, Astoria, Oregon.
OF MODERN SHELLS
The Devastating Effect of Shrapnell!
in the South African IVar.
THE EXGL1SH ISIXG LYDITE
ordnance officers at Washington and nier.dous odds have won world-wide
all over the country, and haa Incident- admiration, wore compelled to bite the
ally uncovered some glaring defects In dust In the worst defeat of the cam-'
our own equipment. j palgn. j
The latest and most deadly creation of ' Knglish tiring sheila are loaded with,
the British gun-maker employs a shrap- j lydite. Lydite Is one of the picric acid
nel projectile weighing about fifteen compounds known In this country ail
pounds. This projectile consists of emepslte and in France as m-llnlte. It.
stee! tubing, filled with about two hun- Is loaded In the shell like guncotton, j
dred small balls. These balls are of the shell having an explosive fuse at
haritned lead and weigh almoet one- either end, but generally In the front
third of an ounce each. Each shell or striking end. I
contains a light bursting charge, and,, ine explosive force of lydite Is tre-,
The Results Show That the United
States Army is Tar behind in
The terriilc slaughter errt-ct.:d by the j
rapid-fire shrapnel guns thai won the'
first victories for in- Dritish in Natal ;
13 the marvel of the militury world.'
These guns, mo;c than any other arm
of the service in the field, were respon
sible for the almost unbruken f-ri-s of
red-coat triumphs that culminated at
Talana Hill, near Olencoe. The battle
was half won by the d'.-adly h;.ii of
shrapnel U f.jre the infsiiitry hail iul
vanced. The t-rriflwl li,:rs, who n-v-r
exptt-ted any su.:h form of uu.i'-k a.
this, w-re glad enougii t j g-t out .f
th.-ir hiding i laces in tho null and do
the best they could with their formid
able en'iny in op-n fl'ht. N"thing lik;
It has ever before bwii known in war
fare. Something (Ulte enough to excite
curiosity was heard about th'-se now
famous shr;priel guns when Lord
Kitchner used them with some eff et
among the fuzzy-wuzzles at Omdur
man. Hut the fighting ther.' was "p-n
and there was nothing to lo but let he
infantry go straight ahead. I;- iio. -rland
It is very different. The country is wild
So far as results show, may be timed
with absolute accuracy.
In firing the gun a time fuse Is fitted
into the head of the projectile. ' In the
hands of experienced gunners It may
be cut so aa to cause the bursting of a
shell as close as one-third of a second
after firing the gun. Or, on the other
hand, the missile may'be given a flight
of twelve seconds before bursting. The
gunners aim to burst the shrapnel
about thirty yards short of the enemy's
position. At a range of one thousand
mendous. A small charge of It fired :
against solid stone masonry has wreck-1
ed It as ff It were so much pap-r, and I
gre-tt holes have been dug in the ground!
from its concussion. In the Soudan !
campaign lydl'e shells wre fired from'
5.110 Inch howitzers into the fanatical
dervishes as they tame charging down
on the Iiritish line. The results were
appalling. Scores and hundreds of
men were literally urn to pieces, scat
tered Into fragments, a much as they
would have been had they been slttlt.g
yard? all the shrapnel balls will be pre-' over a barrel of gunpowder when the
Jected within a circle on the ground for match was applied. Te lirltlsh !
about twenty-five f-et In diameter. Th.
ordnance branch of the British army
is net niggardly In furnishing Us gun
ners ammunition for target practice
wi'h its field jiiec-s, ami particularly
ki:Y H"y new pi The wisdom of
this-, g.-n-r .sity is apparent In the ac-cur.-.fy
wi'h which a deadly downpour
of titii..ts has be--ti hurled Into the
hiding places of the I!.-rs among th' ir
native rocks at Natal. To have driven
them from their smngholds with In-
fjntiy without first brirgir.g
lieve that th -y will g- eiually g d
re.sulis fnjm the use of these shells In I
the present war. I
Fighting mn the world over will!
wait eagerly for some more Information I
ah nit ih-s - terrific shrapnel field pieces.
Kveryboily will want to read a more I
comj P-te description than Is possible
by cable of their dreadful devastation
at fJlencoe. Artlll-Tymen at Washing,
ton and cU .vh -re will le particularly
k'-en about It, because If the fuhan
ThU government, It Is admitted, has
tapablei nrtilU ry otllcers and Intelligent
men to work under them. What Is
needed are modern guns and u suftl
clent supply of Miwder to give the men
practice In using them. A few y.nrs
ago, before our government N-g.tn to
build big guns, and cx-rtH wen;
quibbling nlcjut the ppper form if
field piece to adopt, all that our West
Pointers knew about modern guns was
derived from wimkI cuts In foreign
prints. When the war with Spain broke
out It was discovered that our guns
would not fit the carriages. The ord
nance supply was so Inadequate, It Is
said, that had Orvera trlil to get Into
New York harbor, the most formidable
fort there could not have fired more
than five shots at hlin.
Artillery ohVers cUilm that the ord
name bunau Is chs- fisted in Its sup
plies and will not unt'l them half way.
They see the deficiency In the field ser
vice and deeply deplore It. The ord
nance bureau blames congress for a
small appropriation. Meanwhile the
shrapnel guns at Talana Hill have
spoken a powerful P-sson.
i Fresh crackfd crabs at th National
Hire's root beer at the Spa candy
imrbaiik potatoes, i a sack, at Pat's
"thi only" restaurant.
You never know what form of Mood
poison will follow constipation. Keep
the liver clean by using KeWltt's Lit
tle I 'ai ly HlHcrii nnd you will avoid
trouble. They are- famous lit t to pills
for constipation and liver and bowel
trouble. For alo by CMARI.KH HOO-K.lt.S.
The chief noiirt'e of s.df liapplnei
the act of nuiklug others happy.
Honor and shame for no condition
sh'-ap:.---l into play vv.uld surely hav.
Involved a shoenins less of life to th -liiiti.-ri.
I'.eports .-ay ihat at rjleiicoe, or rath' r
in th- fills of Talana, Jus back of it,
the Prltish gunners employed shrapnel
wi'li s w. '-pirg accur.u y at a distance of
'i,') yards. Scarcely ;
ed. and the pior Ii
'i campaign dein inHtrated anything about
the practical scl-nce of warfare it was
the absolute Inefficiency of our artillery.
Military experts have be-n talking and
writing about it ever sln.-te, and trying
to find out vvh'-re the blame belongs.
One Important lesson the military ex
perts has not missed Is that the Ilrit-
hot was wast-1 ish threw their artlllry agalnwt the
brave a. they'ii .' r en t reti' hui-nts befoie calling up
-.'1. ' ll
; if i' 'k
aAiuJI VW.' ' want the
wwi Ibs- wiinniauu
-r it.r. 'iw .
mot hi r
wih to be
tier c li i 1
d o c not
have- shown the-in.:lv"s to In: in open their infantry. This Is precisely what
battl.-, were terrified b-yond d-crii-w: did not do at Santiago, and almost'
tion. ever writer on that, campaign attrlb-l
I'.-' What was this? Had the le-avcns - ut " our los- ut life mainly "to that,
for jx.us. 1 th" Hriri:-h :aus; ami oncn-d fact. A't-irlon Is called to the fact,'
the; Britishers. It is something lik- the up a hail of l-al that beat th--in down I also, that o,,y rei-ently illil this gov-:
like so mm h grain' They h-ai d : ' i nn-eiit ord--r Held guns abroad for the j
and mountainous, full of hidd -n
treats for the- bughers and pitfall:
conditions our own trnors had to fac
Uhile chasiiij.' Indians through the
Black Hills in Dakota.
A won! to the uninitiated about the
precise meaning of the word rhiMpic -1.
It is a shell, so named from its lav n
tor. General Shrapnel, and consists of a
spherical cone- Hilled with musk- i halts
and containing a bursting charg.- of
powder. Extorsive exri-ritte-nts are.
being made with t-hrapnel guns in the
armies of all the powers of Kunip-.-.
France, Germany and Hussia are doing
a great deal with them, though th-y
are keeping their experiments Iarg- Iy
to themselves. The Iioer war forced
England's hand and, in the opinion of
experts, shows that she Is easily in the
lead. The work of all her field batter
ies, but more particularly the shrapnel,
has very much astonished experienced
of the I'ritish rnp!d-'ire guns, ami had
a vastue Idea of shrapnel, but th-y wen;
not pr--iai-d for sie h a d-vtestai ing
In- fioin above as ,, nip.d iip,n them
arid .sought out ev-ry nook arel corie-r
if -!-,;:. n vain they shifted pot-items
from on ; part of tin- pas." to an
oth. r. Tics- uvifnl shiapn'd follow rl
'h-:;. ,.-v -rywh -re and i-lt-d tie in v.ith
a trien.il-'ts rain of fir'-. liidlets that
f.-ll frou, the sky by thousands
swpt the -arih like a flail vv
rinlippin.-:;. Tin- Maxims and other
A !ir' ri' ii ns who have tntule themsi-lves
fa-nous ,;, thr development of th- lr-hl
L'tj'i hav h.id fi go abroad to mak" a
Mvitig, f t. 'I in one Instance, at b-ast, to
i.-neiinc i-lilzenship In this country.
Tin- obj" -t. of our crippled and u.ntl-
nin.v I ..r id -ry is reci-ivlng a great
.1 il of pualid attention at pri;n-nt.
.M.lilaiv men and writers Insist that
and ; Important tin are se.-v.-ral issues await-
as; Ing the coming con-frs, the subject
modal as though fired from a rifle. of improving our artillery and ordnance
lirave Itrj- rs saw their companions fall! supply cttrmrrt, or should not, be push
: round thein like .sheep and there wa.s .-d asl-1 ;. The field service Is not
no "iien.y in sight. They did not know ' properly equipped and in many caHes
how to strike bark. Long before the : th.; men wh .nan what guns we have
I infantry came up the victory was won j ara Ignorant of their duties. There Is
(and the hardy Boers, whose valor and not anything approaching an efficient
determination in the face of such tre-1 gun in the service.
the ordinary illncsv of childhood ?
Any woman may injure the health of her
Children who will take proper care of her
health in awomitily uav. The health of
her children 'depends almost cntiti ly upon
her itcnrnil health, and particularly upon
Ihe- health anil stmigth of the delicate and
important organs that bear the burdens of
maternity. A woman liar no right to di
rcjfard her own health, comfort, eiiie and
hapniness, she certainly has lim right to
condem:i her children to a life of sufiering
or ail early death. That is what she does
if she neglei ts the health of he r Hpecial
womanly organism. Dr. Pierce's Favorite
I'rcicriptiori is an unfailing remedy for all
disorders of thi description. It strength
ens anil invigorates the sensitive organs
concerned, and i' the best preparation for
the trials and dangers of maternity. It in
sures the well being of the mother and the
health of the child, its use is a guarantee
of a bountiful supply of nourishment for
the little new coiner. Many women who
dice bore children only to speedily losr
th'-m, are now mothers of healthy, robust
r hildren as the result of the use of this
Ilnrlira A. Mndd. nf Indian Crr'-k, Mo , write :
"I am verv thiinkful lor wh.-it I Jr. 1'ien-e's loi
vorile 1'rer.r riprjim ,li, fur tar. 1 wtis rill Ijorken
rlowtl Irorn neivous pfostrittion, but hiltce taking
your im-rlk-itie I havi- )ml moie relief thiia
from nil the doctors. Vour ' l-'avorite l'rcstrip
tion ' did me a world of gK."
Many women have told their experiences,
and given tln-ir names, addresses and plio
tographn in Or. Pierce's Common Sense
Medical Adviser. Thin book is free. A
copy will be sent to any address upon re
ceipt of 21 one- cent stamps to cover cost of
mailing only Address Dr. R. V. fierce,
Buffalo, N. Y. The "Favorite Prescrip
tion " is for sale by all dealers and no hon
est man will urge a substitute.
lb st 13-cent meal, Itlalnu Sun Restau
rant. 61 J I'ominerclal street.
Chill con enrno and frljolles at Leu
Herring's National Cafe every day.
Pleasant furnished room for rent, 242
Fourteenth street. In private family.
Until further notice the Astoria
creamery will pay 24! cent for butter
Cold lunch, pickled pigs' feet, oys
ters, slurp's tongue, ttc, at the Na
Do ou know Snodgrass makes
Stamp Photos? Call and sec them.
l hey are all the go.
I Cream Pure Rye, America's finest
J whi.skcy. The only pure gooils; guaran
: teed rich and mellow. John L. Carlson,
, Bole agent.
I For Rent Furnished roomB. with
j flint -class table board, Apply Mrs. K. 1
i. Hoidens, corner Ninth and Duanel
Buy Rimlyn coal; the best coal for !
heating o.;d cooking purpiwcB on the
mar ki-l. (b-orgo W, Hanborn, Agent, i
H1.. . 1'JII I
' e iro.iiil. loll.
Boiiuel do Cuba and Key West Ocms
are the finest 6-cent cigars that ever
: came to this market. Henry Iloe, op
I posite brewery.
I When in Astoria, transient guests can
! secure unsurpassed accrmmodatloiis at
l the Astor House. Perfect cooking and
nice, clean rooms. Rates, $1 per day.
Vlfd tors from Portland and elsewhere
I will find the pleasantest rooms In A
. tnrla at the Hay City house, 170 Tenth
street, Mrs. K. 8. Andrews, proprietress.
Kellcy's transfer wagons deliver box
I wood to nny part of tho city on short
notice. All ord"rs left at Znpf's fur
niture store, K0 Commercial street, will
j receive prompt attention. Telephone
J. D. rtrldgcs. F.dltor "Democrat,"
Lancaster, N. It., says: "One Minute
Cough Cure Is tho best remedy for
croup I ever used." Immediately re
lieves and cures coughs, colds, croup,
asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, grlpiw
and nil throat anl lung -troubles. Ii
prevents consumption. For sulu by
CI! A KM-: ROdlCUH.
It will not lie a nurpii-m to any who
are at nil familiar with the good qunll
lli of t'lminlvrl.iltrs Cough Itemrdy to
know that pc.plit everywhere take
pleasure In relating their experience- In
the use of that Kplendbl in-dli Ine and
In telling of the lienefii they have re
ceived Iroin It, of bad ml. Is ,iis
cuii'.l. of threat -ned attacks of ptiru
n onia It has averted and of the children
It h.m saved from nttiick of croup and
whooping cough. It is a grand, nod
nieillelne. For sale by rims. ItoifiTS.
What m ike life dtvury Is tin1
tie that lo.-s by getting had better
low than get.
i'si:n nv nurrisi! sm.DiKits
Goo. Nolnnd, Rockland, O,, snys "My
wife had plies forty years, IktWItl's
Witch Hnrel Salve cured her. It Is
th'.' best snlve In Amerlcn." It heals
everything nnd cures nil skin diseases.
For Sale by CI 1 A ftt.Kfl ROtiHRS.
Religion Is the best armor a man can
have, but It Is the worst cloak.
"! wouldn't be without PeWltl's
Witch Hazel Salve for any considera
tion," writes Thou. II. Rhodes, Center
lb Id. , Infallible for piles, cuts,
burns nnd skin diseases, llewarn of
couiilerfelis. For sale by CIIARMCS
Crpt. C. it. I . -unison u well known all
ovt r Africa ,is the rorii'iinnder of the
fori es Hint i-aptur'd the famous rebel
ti.illshe. t'nder date ,,f Nov. 4. 1S'j7,
fioin rylnirg, l eliunniilanil. he
write : "Before nUrtlng lm the last
rinnpiilgn I bought a iiiantlty of Cham
beilaln's Colie, Cholera and Iiliirrhoea
R'ni'-ily, which I used i-iynolf when
ii'oubled wiih Isivvei i'imihilnt, nnd hail
given to my ,n. mi, in. I In every case It
pi ivnl iiiohI Im'H Ihd.il." For sale by
Sllene- your opponent with n-uson,
not vv tih in, 1 1 ..
(;ive licc.iuse you love to give as Die
'lower pours forth Its iH-rfunii',
The following reduced rates nrn In
effect via the O. R, N. between Asto
ria, Portland and Intermediate points
along the rlv;-r: Fare, 25 cents; section,
25 cents; lower or upper berth, DO cents
ciich; stateroom, 75 cents.
Go to the Columbia F.lectrlc. and Re
pair Company for nil kinds of new and
ivpttir work, from a cnrnhrlc needle to
a bicycle, holler or engine. Quick work
and satisfaction guaranteed, hogging
machinery of all kinds a specialty.
Shop opposite Ross, Illgglna & Co.
A burnt child drtadoth the fire.
Dr. W. Wlxon, Italy Hill, N. T.,says:
"I heartily recommend One Minute
Cough Cure. It gavo my wife immedi
ate relief In suffocating aalhrna."
Pleasant to take. Never falls to quick
ly cure all coughs, colds, throat and
Dr. II. II. linden, Summit, Ala., says.
"I think Koilol DyspepHla Cure Is a
splendid medicine. I prescribe II, nnd
my confidence In It grows with contln
tied use." It digests what you eat nnd
quickly cures dyspepsia and Indigestion.
For sale by CHARIdCS ROGKRS.
Blessed bo nilrthf'ilm-ss. It Ih one
of the renovators of Hip wot Id. Men
will let you abuse them If only you
will make them laugh. j
"f had dyspepsia fifty-seven years
and never found permanent relief until
I used Kodol dyspepsia Cure. Now ij
run well nnd feel like a new ninn,"
w riles fi. J. Fleming, Murray, Neb. It Is
the best dlgeslaiit known. Cures all
forms of Indlgtitloii. Physicians every-!
where prescribe It. For sale by C1IAS.
I'll AMllKIU.AIVS PAIN BAI.M
l l'KKS OTIe:itS, WHY NOT
My wife has Ix-en using Chamber
Iain's I'aln Balm Balm, with good re
siills, for a lime shoulder Unit has
pained her coiillnunly for nine years.
We !nve tried nil kinds of medicines
and doctors wl'lioiu receiving uny ben
elit from nny of them. One day we saw
nn advertisement of this ni-cllclno nnd
thought of trying It, which we did, Willi
the best of satisfaction. Shu has used
only one holtle nnd her shoulder Is nl
mo.ii well. Adolph I.. .Illlnlf, Man
chester, N. II. For sain by ('has, Rog.
Allllollons a in
nut the shadow of
A person who Is too nice an observer
of the business of the crowd, like one
who Is I imi curious In observing the la
bor of the biis, will often be slung for
I.nGrlppo, with Its after effects, an
nually destroys tlnusands of lieople.
It may bo riuIeKly cured by One Mln
ute Cough Cure, the only remedy
that produces Immediate results In
coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis, pneu
monia and throat and lung troubles.
It will prevent consumption, For sale
by CHARLES ROGERS.
IH-IAFNKSS CANNOT UK CCRKD
By local nppllcalloi, in they cannot
fi neh the disease.' portion of the enr.
There Is only nnr way to cure deafness,
rind that Is by "iiHtllulloniil remedies.
I'loafncsN Is eiod by un Inllnmcd con
dlllnii of ihetiiu.'oiiM lining of the Kna
t.ielil.in Tu"'. When this film Is In
llnmcd ynyhave a rumbling sound or
Imp rfecl 'I' ti' lng, ami when It Is en
tirely cl,,-d, deafness Is the result, nnd
timers t'" Inllaiiim ttlon can bo taken
out nnr' Ibis tube ris'oi-ed to Us nor
mal cordlilon, hearing will be destroyed
forever blue ciih.h out of ),. ,.
cnuroi by catarrh, which is nothing
but liillamed condition of the mucous
f will give One Hundred Dollars for
nn c.ie of Deafness (cn lined by cn.
toili) Hint cannot be cured by ifnll'a
rflnrrh Cure, s-nd for circulars; free
la ii Y '"'""'' :U., Toledo, O.
Sold by driigglsl.i, zc.
rnmiiy mis are th best.