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TUK MORNING AS 10 RUN, SATlRlA., NOVEMBER II, )
IUK83SS8 1 H HOB ISEEEGtSSSSSSSS
During the past few days we have talked exclusively on Men's and Boys' Clothing, and an exceptionally fine line of
Overcoats which were placed at prices that drew even the attention and presence of Portlanders to give them a trial;
and all who purchased are mightily proud of the bargains they realized.
Now, We Klave Something Else to Say
It is this: We have in stock a rich and varied assortment of Underwear and Neckwear that Id comparison is fully as reasonable to buy as the Olothing.
Really these goods must be Seen to be appreciated. They are new strictly soin material and design, and are identically the same class of jjoods as will be found 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 this line to be found any
where. 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 Huir and National Wool Un
derwear at 50 cents per garment. They are excellent for tlie
price aked and are sure to please the purchaser. Many of
our best people srlect them by reason of the soft character of
While inspecting this department, luk also to ro M K
T-R These are what are known an Ribbed Wool .Shirts and
Drawers. We have decided for a few days only to sell them
nt $2.00 u suit. This is a remarkably low figure, if you are
posted as 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 U an amazingly cheap price lor
Wright's noted make, They are unexcelled for winter on account of be
ing fleece-lined on the inside.
In the same connection wo have the Famous Arabian Fleece Underwear.
We are also cutting it for the time being to $2.50 per suit.
Chjptr Attention all ! Fancy Bosom and Colored Body
Ollll 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
HatC man w'10 '3 str'ct'.v up-to-date in style wears a
llQlo derby hat. We carry two lines, one at f'1.00 and
one at $4.00. They have just been received from the factory
and are Latest Fall Shapes. This is a good 'iuc to tender
our thanks for the splendid trade in hats we have enjoyed.
A nobby ti makes wiy timti look rtmptvtalil. H he
Wfitm a bnmUoim' ti n l'orilnmt men-hunt rnn
wnlk the street hero sml nut lxt ittmpt'il en. We
have a txuiitifiil variety j tint in (mm IIim Kxnt. Included in it is I tie swell
ItufiiH Vterbotim Nn kuTitr. Mr. Wntrrhmue nimmfiictiitf I If tlmwt
line ol tics hi the Tinted Slates, mid the piittrrn are imuiiiiiTnhlp. Ask
Id our Imperials, Trek", hoiir-m-IUmln, Pull's nul SlilrKl uml Ilaml
Hows. Prior rntii! (rum Wta upward.
490 Commercial Street, Astoria, Oregon.
THE ENGLISH SIDE
OF THE BOER WAR
A Former Outlander Tells of Oppres
sion on the Part of Kroger.
Victor Clemens Claims the Boers are
Ignorant and Degenerating and are
Little Better Than Kaffirs.
The English Bide of the war In South
Africa and the causes that led up to it
are briefly and clearly stated by Vic
tor M. Clement, who lived In the Trans
vaal three years, and who wag one of
the committee that made an armed
protest against the alleged abuses of
the Boer government. Mr. Clement's
''In lb,H5, when gold was discovered
In the Transvaal, that country was mis
erably poor, and the government had
no credit. It was largely in debt, and
things were at so low an ebb that the
government could not negotiate a loan
for a paltry sum of $23,000. Being in
most urgent need of the money, Pres
ident Kruger of the so-called Boer re
public finally found a Jew named Sam
Marks, who made the loan, taking as
security therefor a mortgage on sixty
Boer farmers, each comprising many
thousands of acres.
"Following the discovery of gold there
was a rush of English, Americans, Ger
mans and French to the Transvaal, and
by them and the capital which flowed
In with them the country has become
one of the richest in the world. In
spite of the obstacles placed in the
way, the min-rs have become the great
est producers of the yellow mrd in
the world, but oppression of the for
eigners by the Bo-r govenment has be
"The systems of concessions is a
great evil. The government, for in
stance, for a large consideration, most
Of which finds Its way into the pockets
of dishonest officials, granted the sole
right to one firm to sell dynamite. The
result Is that miners have to pay most
exhorbltant prices for that to them in
dispensable material. The exclusive
right to build railroads In the Trans
vaal was sold to a Holland company,
and so on down the line, until the priv
ilege of selling almost every commo
dity Is granted to some firm or individ
ual. This state of tilings is almost' as
bad for the rank ana file of the Beor
population as for th foreigners, and
the chief beneficiaries are the officials,
the government receiving a very small
percentage of the money paid for the
"The great mass of the Boers are ig
norant and degenerating. They have
adopted the customs and rranners of
the Kaffirs, and there is now little
difference between them and the Kaf
firs, except that the Boers wear a little
more clothing and smoke a little more
tobacco. The Boers have always tried
to get away from civilization, and are
a degenerate race. A few of their lead
ers have intelligence, and do what
they pleas? with the people. The new
comers, the Outlanders, are as prog
ressive and Intelligent as any people
in the world. The Boer population, all
told, number about 78,000, while the)
Uitlanders are 210,000. Of the latter
about one-sixth are English, a good
many Americans and Germans, some
French and a few of other countries.
"The Outlanders have no political
rights except to pay taxes. They are
denied the franchise, have no say what
ever in the governnwnt, and are with
out representation in the legislative as
semblies. Tet they pay nine-tenths of
the entire taxes. Their quota last year
was nearly $50,000. It is, moreover, al
most an Impossibility for a foreigner
to become naturalized. So many con
ditions which cannot be fulfilled are
prescribed that even under the mom
favorable circumstances the time re
quired is so long that a man would die
of old age before he could get his full
citizenship. This Is purposely arranged
because the Boer rulers know that If
the foreigners were admitted to citi
zenship and given the right of sulfrage
their reign would be short.
"Johannesburg has a population of
over 100,000, most of whom are de
barred from the franchise. Among
them originated the demand for reform
and equal rights. They took up arms
in lV.ia with the Intet.tion of forcing
their demands on Kruger. They mad
arrangements with Jam-wm, the ad
ministrator at Rhodesia, who had ii
English soldiers und--r his command,
that if the arrn-d 'committee' failed
he would tome to their h-lp with his
troops, whom he massed at Marking.
Oom Paul became alarmed at the
turn affairs were taking, and sent
representative.) to Johannesburg to
meet the reform committee and adjUHt
matters without recourse to arms.
Kruger invited mernliers of the p-form
committee to met him at Pretoria.
A deputation was sent and an under
standing was reached with Kruger and
his cabinet whereby the Boers agreed
to the demands of the committee, prin
cipally the amendments to the laws as
would enable Outlanders to become cit
izens within a reasonable time. An
armistice was established, and the
committee, 2,600 strong, laid down
"Against the Instructions of the com
mittee and for some unexplained rea
son, Jameson, with his little band
crossed the bordir. They were out
numbered by the Bc-irs and either tak
en prisoners or slain. Jameson's un
justifiable action pla?ed the English
government in a bad position. The
English high commissioner of South
Africa came U the Transvaal with a
view to arranging terms for the re
leas of Jameson's band. England w:i
In the wrong so far as Jameson's ac
tion was concerned, and Oom Paul had
the best of the argument, and the only
condition upon which he would release
the prisoners was that the reform com
mittee would turn over their arms to
the Boers. The high commissioner sent
a representative to the reform commit
tee, and to 3a ve Jameson and his men
and on the assurance from Kruger that
no octlon would be taken against
them, and on the high commissioner
premising that the English government
would see that the reforms agreed to
by the Boirs would be carried out, the
committee turied over their arms to
"Hardly had the arms been turned
over when Kruger turned round and
caused the arrest of sixty-four of the
leaders of the reform committee. They
were thrust Into prison, and after a
lapse of three weeks were released un
der heavy bonds pe.vllng their trial
for high treason. It was arranged be
tween the lawyers for the prisoners that
If the latter would plead gull'.y the
sentence would be only nominal pun
ishment. On that understanding they
pleaded guilty, but received the most
severe sentences that could be passed
upon them, the court applying the old
Dutch-Roman code Instead of the laws
In force In that courtfry. Four of the
committee were sentenced to be hanged
and the others to three years imprison
ment; their property to be conflscaL-d
and banishment from the country at
the end of their term of lmprlnon
ment. So perfidious were those pro
ceedings that Kruger could not gM even
the ltoer Juilg-s to pronounce the sen
tences and he lmiorted a Judge from
the Orang Frtv State for that pur
pose. The outrage was so goat that
many of the liners disapproval strong
ly of it. and through pressure brought
by them, by th'' colonics and Kur.'p-an
nations. Krug.-r yielded tin. I commuted
the sentences of the four who were to
be hanged to fines of )lj,0u0 each, and
of the other sixty of fin., of J10.0OO
ea-:h. The fines w-re puid and after
being kept six ve-ks in Jail the pris
oners were let go.
"Instead of Instituting reforms, the
Boer government engaged In making
new laws still nore oppretwlve to the
Outlanders. About this time the case
of Brow n versus the Transvaal govern
ment. Involving Brown's rights to min
ing claims worth J2,00fl,000, came up for
trial. The five Judg of the supreme
court decided In favor of Brown, which
made Kruger so angry that he caus.-d
the removal of all of them from the
bench. Things kept growing from bad
to worse. The Outlanders could ob
tain no redress; on the contrary, Old
Man Krug'.-r k;pt tightening the screws
all the time, and the Outlanders made
an urgent appeal to Great Britain to'
exercise In their behalf its power of
suzerainty over the Transvaal confer
red upon it by the treaty.
' Three cause led tip to the present
"1. The Outlanders' dimand for re
dress of grievances and sweeping re
forms. "2. The question of England's suzer
ainty over the country, the Boers con
tending that It hail been lost by the
treaty of 1841 made with the Boers by
the filadctone government.
"3. An attempt by Kruger and the
Dutch element to unite all the stat'X
In South Africa In one government,
with Kruger at Its head, and to ex
clude England from the country."
We know of only one book store In
j Portland where so complete a line of
novels can be obtained, on all the null
cnl subjects of the day under discussion
as can be seen at Jones' Book Store,
2'H Alder street.
i piso'S l
(yj! Bold by Druggists everywhere.
I began using Piso's Cure 13
years ago, and believe it saved 3
me from consumption. My child k$
is subject to Croup. Piso's Cure
always relieves him. Mrs. B.
CRANDELL, Mannsville, Ky.,
jCompmr.Warren.J-. July Qtn, isgg.
(y 'l b lie Couglibyrup. J
L. TutMCnod. l,e In Uiue. '1
Fresh cracked crabs at the National
Hire's root beer at the Spa candy
P.urhank potatoes, 11 a sack, at Pat's
I Jeff's Is "the only" restaurant.
! White cooks.
Best 15-cent meal, Rising Sun Reatau
I rant, 612 Commercial street.
Chill con carne and frijolles at Lee
Herring's National Cafe every day.
! Until further notice the Astoria
creamery will par 2i oenta for butter
Cold lunch, pickled pigs' feet, oys
ters, sheep's tongue, etc., at the Na
Do you know Snodgrass makes
Stamp Photos? Call and see them.
They are all the go.
Cream Pure Rye, 'America's finest
whiskey. The only pure goods; guaran
teed rich and mellow. John L. Carlson,
Buy Roslyn coal; the best coal for
heating and cooking purposes on the
market. George W. Sanborn, Agent
Boquet de Cuba and Key West Gems
are the finest 6-cent cigars that ever
came to this market Henry Roe, op
Visitors from Portland and elsewhere
will find the pleasantest rooms In As
toria at the Bay City house, 178 Tenth
street, Mrs. E. B. Andrews, proprietress.
Kellev's transfer wagons deliver box
i wood to any part of the city on short
notice. All orders left at Znpf's fur
I nlture store, fi30 Commercial street, will
I receive .prompt attention. Telephone
The following reduced rates are In
effect via the O. R. & N. between Asto
ria, Portland and Intermediate points
along the river: Fare, 26 cents; section,
25 cents; lower or upper berth, 60 cents
each; stateroom, 76 cents.
Go to the Columbia Electric and Re
pair Company for all kinds of new and
repair work, from a cambrio needle to
a bicycle, boiler or engine. Quick work
and satisfaction guaranteed. Logging
machinery of all kinds a specialty.
Shop opposite Rosa, Hlgglns & Co.
A smile for a friend, and a sneer for
the world, Is the way to govern mankind.
Yon never know what form of blood
poison will follow constipation. Kwl
the liver clean by using DeWltts Lit-,
lie Buly Risers and you will avoid!
trouble. They are famous little plllsi
fer constipation am liver and bowel
troubles. For sole by CHARLES ROGERS.
Ki!. n ii (Ion Ih a capital to a. poor man,
an I an mtcrrwt for a rich man.
J. I). Bridges, Editor "Democrat,"
Lancaster, N. H., says; "One Minute
Cough Cure Is the best remedy for
croiin I ever used." Immediately re
lieves and cures coughs, colds, croup,
asthma, oneumonla, bronchitis, grippe
and all throat anl lung troubles, it
prevents consumption. For sale by
It will not be a surprise to any who
are at nil familiar with the good quail
tic of I'hainlx-rl.'ilti's Cough Remedy to
know that peoplo everywhere take
pleasure In rulatlng their experience In
till! use of that splendid medicine and
In telling of the benefit they have re
ceived from It, of bud colds It has
rured, of thiriit'-nj-d knacks of pneu
monia It has averted and of the children
It bus snved from attacks of croup and
whooping rough. It Is a grand, good
medicine. Fur sale by Chas. Rogers.
Thicker than argument, tempta
Cnrve your nume on hearts, and not
"I wouldn't be without DeWltt's
witcn itnzei naive for any considera
tion." writes Thos. B. Rhodes, Center
field, O, Infallible for piles, 'outs,
burns and skin diseases. Beware of
counterfeits. For sale by CHARLES
Our greatest evils come from our-selves,
Dr. If. H. 1 laden, Summit, Ala,, says,
i "I think Kndol Dyspepsia Cure Is a
I splendid medicine. I prescribe It, and
i my confidence In It grows with contln
I ued use." It digests what you eat and
quickly cures dyspepsia and Indigestion.
For sale by CHARLES ROGERS.
A rose Is sweeter In th bud than full
blown. Young twigs are sooner Ixmt
than old trees.
"I had dyspepsia fifty-seven years
and never found permanent relief until
I used Kodol dyspepsia Cure. Now I
am well and feel like a new man,"
writes S. J. Fleming, Murray, Neb. It U
the best dlgestant known. Cures all
forms of Indigestion. Physicians every,
where prescribe It. For sale by CHAS.
Dr. W. Wlxon, Italy Hill, N. Y.,aays:
"T heartily recommend One Minute
Cough Cure. It gave my wife Immedi
ate relief In suffocating asthma."
Pleasant to take. Never falls to quick
ly cure all coughs, colds, throat and
Talking Is like playing on 'the hnrp;
there Is as much In laying the hands
on the strings to stop their vibrations
as In twanging them to bring out their
Geo. Noland, Rockland, O., SRys "My
wife had piles forty years. DeWltt's
Witch Hazel Halve cured her. It Is
the best salve In America." It heals
everything and cures all skin diseases.
For Sale by CHARLES ROGERS.
I'HED BY BRITISH SOLDIEK8 IN
Crpt. C. 01. Dcnnlson Is well known air
over Africa as the commander of the
forces that capturMl the famous rebel
Oallshe. Under date of Nov. 4, 18K7,
fiorn Vryburg, Ilechuanaland, he
writes: "Before starting on the last
campaign I bought a quantity of Cham
herlaln's Colin, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy, which I used myself when
troubled with bowel complaint, and had
given to my men, and In every case It
pnvrd most beneficial." For sale by
Good rrosoiM must of force give way
CHAMBERLAIN'S PAIN BALM
CURES OTHERS. WHY NOT
My wife has been using Chamber
Iain's Pnln Balm Balm, with good re
sults, for a lume shoulder that has
pained her contlnualy for nine years.
We have tried all kinds of medicines
and doctors without receiving any ben
efit from any of them. One day we saw
an advertisement of this madlclne and'
thought of trying It, which we did, with
the best of satisfaction. She has used'
only one bottle and her shoulder Is al
most well. Adnlph L, illllett, Man
chester, N. H. For sal by Chas. Rogers.
A man Is an 111 husband of his honor
Ihnt entereth Into any action, the fall
ing wherein may dlngrnce him more'
thnn the carrying It through can
Fame, If not double-faced, Is double-mouthed.
LaGiippe, with Its after effects, an
nually destroys thousands of people.
It may be qulegly cured by One Min
ute Cough Cure, the only remedy
that produce Immediate results In
coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis, pneu
monia and throat and lung troubles.
It will prevent consumption. For sale
by CHARLES ROOER8.
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED
By local application, is they cannot
reach the diseased portion of tho ear.
There Is only one way to cure deafness,
and that Is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness Is caused by an Inflamed con
dition of the mucous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. When this tube Is In
flamed you have a rumbling sound or
Imporfect hearing, and when It Is en
tirely closed, deafness Is the result, and
unlefs the Inflammttlon can be taken
out and this tube restored to Its nor
mal condition, hearing will be destroyed
forqver; nine casea out of ten are
caused by catarrh, which Is nothing
but nn Inflamed condition of the mucous
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (caused by ca
tarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's.
Catarrh Cure. Snd for circulars; free.
F. J. CHENEY CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 26c
Hall's Family Pills art the beat