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TUK MORNING ASTORlAN, SUXDAaV NOVEMBER 12, 1899.
During the past few days we have talked exclusively on Ken's and Boys Clothing, and an exceptionally fine lino 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.
M We lave Something Else to Say
d iiA? this: Ye hav n stock a rich and varied assortment of Underwear and Neckwear that in comparison is fully as reasonable to buy as the Clothing.
K&aily these goods must be seen to be appreciated. They are new-strictly soin material and design, and are identically the same class of good as will be found on sale at this moment in the
leading houses of New York City.
- - IN DERI) EAR - -
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 anv
wlnre. SWIFT'S CONDE 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 SO cents per garment. They are excellent for the
price asked and are sure to please the purchaser. Many of
our best people select them by reason of the soft character of
While inspecting this department, nk also to see lxt U
T-B. These are what are known as Uiblx'd Wool Shirt and
Drawers. We have decided for a few duya only to sell them
ut $2.00 n unit. 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 carmot beat this price nor the goods anywhere on earth.
This Week, Wright's Health-Fleeced Underwear, $2.50 per suit. All who
wear underwear will understand that this is an amazingly cheap price for
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 Fierce Underwear.
We are also cutting it for the time being to $2.50 per suit.
ChSpj-Q Attention all I 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
llpfc A man who is strictly up-to-date in style wears n
HQ 10 derby hat. We carry two lines, one at $3.00 and
one at $4.00. They have just been received from tho 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 tin make sny mini look rrspm'tuble. II hit
wears a hamUotue tin 1'ortlntul inert-limit rati
ilk the street licro siul nut be lumped on. We
hare beautiful variety jut in from th r'.nst. Included in it I tliv swell
Itufu Waterbotutc Nerkwsnr. Mr. Wslrrlmun luauufactorm the finest
linn of ties In Hie United Mates, aiul tlio tialtfrnn am iiiiiiitoerntilr. Ask
to e our IiiiperluU.Ttvkii, Koiir-in-l lamia, l'mr ami SliieKI ami Hand
l!ot. I'rim-a rniiiro from 50c upward .
490 Commercial Street, Astoria, Oregon.
A NEW AUTOMATIC
To Coal Battleships From Colliers
While Steaming at Full Speed.
COMING NAVAL EXPERIMENT
Has Borrowed the Mrssachosetts to
Give the New Method a Trial and
if Satisfactory Kill Be Adopted
Rear-Admiral Bradford, chief of the
Naval Bureau of Equipment, who Is
charged with coaling stations and the
purchase of all fuel consumed on war
ships, with that enterprise which has
characterized all his work for the Im
provement of the service, notably re
sulting in the equipment of Tort u gas
and Pago Pago, Han-alt, and Cavite
with automatic machinery of the high.
est type for quickly filling the bunkers
of vessels, has Induced the navy de
partment to lend him the battleship
Massachusetts next week for an ex
haustive test of a new system of coal
ing at sea, which promises to be of the
highest importance. The bunker ca
pacity of almost every American war
ship especially In those vessels design
ed before the Spanish war, when the
Importance of the matter had not re
ceived its proper weight, has been
found far too small for the length of
cruises demanded by the neeesslt of
Tha lack of coal drove Dewey's fleet
from MIrs Bay to Manila and kept It
there. It caused Sampson's fleet to
retreat from San Juan, Porto Rico, and
came near compelling Schley's flying
squadron to abandon the blockade of
Santiago. The experiment was tried
during the war of taking coat from a
collier fastened alongside, but this was
Impracticable except lp smooth water,
and was fraught with too much danger
to be attempted on the high seas. At
one time It was proposed to send Wat
son's fleet with a number of colll?rs to
menanee the coast of Spain, but for
tunately, perhaps, Spain agreed to
peace at that moment.
Rear-Admiral Bradford during the
last month has fitted the collier Mar
cellus at New York with all the neces
sary apparatus to prove the merits and
demerits, In actual practice at eea, of a
system which Is constantly seen ashore
In public works of any magnitude, par
ticularly In canal excavations and rail
way building, and which gives every
promise of success. It involves the em-
j ployment of an overhead cable tram
way for carrying coal between two
ships. A tripod or shears is to be
mounted on the after deck of the Mas
sachusetts to carry a heavy wire cable,
which Is, In turn, attached to the fore
mast of the collier. By means of this
cable, and perhaps one or more simi
lar cables if the sea is high, the bat
tleship will tow the collier, the object
being to keep the cables taut arid to
utilize the elevated one for carrying
400-pound bags of coal from the collier
to the ship, the bags being hauled by
smaller cables operated by a hoisting
engine on the collier. The tramway
cable will be about one hundred fath
oms long and 1U ends will be elevated
about 20 feet above sea, level.
It is asserted by the designer of the
contrivance that an average of forty
tons of coal an hour can be thus trans
ferred, but It Is understood that the
navy Is ready to adopt the apparatus
and InMall it on many of the heavier
ships If the rate of fifteen, tons an hour
is secured In bad weather and without
reducing the speed of the ships too
much. For It Is regarded as of extreme
Importance that a method be secured
by which a fast cruiser or battleship
if ordered to a distant point in an
emergency, will have her bunkers re
plenished without the tedious delay of a
fav In n.-t V ...... I , tf 1. 1 i ......
the apparatus will operate without a
doubt whan the battleship and collier
are g')lng along at a five knot rate, but
the system will te of great value if
the two vessels can continue on their
course at the rate of ten knots, and
the Massachusetts and the Marcellus
will make a trial at that rate.
Here the question arises as to the ex
tra amount of coal which a battleship
will consume in towing the collier at
reasonable speed. Up to the highest
speed of which the collier is capable it
la thought the battleship should use
little extra coal in keeping the cable
taut, but If an attempt Is made to
maintain excessive speed It Is feared
the battleship would burn coal faster
than the apparatus would carry It.
DRAWING AN ENEMY'S FIRE.
General Merrl'.t Makes a Comparison
Between Boers and Union Soldiers.
Among the examples of military he
roism which have been reported from
Soi'th Africa In the first days of the
present war, about the brightest of
which details have been given, Is that
of the eight Boers who, for the express
purpose of drawing the fire of the Brit
ish and allowing their own corps to
change position with comparatively
small loss, deliberately left cover and
exposed themselves in the opposite di
rection in thxt which their comrades
desired to take. In speaking of this
sacrifice of a few for the good of many,
General Mirrltt was reminded of an In
cident at the battle of Wlncheeter
which, so far as he knows, has never
until now got Into print.
"1 commanded a division of cavalry
there," he said, "and It was my Inten
tion to make a charge on the body of
the enomy posted with thvlr center on
an Intrench jd work. They could have
thiown us into great confusion with a
well directed voll?y, of course, while
we rode over the open space which sep
arated them from us. Some distance
away I saw a brigade of our Infantry,
under whose command I did not know
at the time, but I 'jelleve it 'afterward
turned out that Rutherford B. Hayes
command .-d It. Of course, those were
the days of muzzls loading; the man
euver would not have been so effective
with an enemy using more modern
weapons with longer range and more
rapid action. As the case was, I sent
my adjutant general, Captain McQues
tlon, with a request to the officer In
command of that brigade to let his
men make a demonstration In the open
so as to draw the enemy's Are. The
request was compiled with. As a re
sult the rebels turnjd their attention
to the Infantry, and my command was
able to git to close quarters with them
before they could do us much damage
with thstr musketry."
On the whole, General Merritt is dis
posed to be sceptical about the stories
so plentiful used in the average thrill
ing "war thriller" which delights the
imagination of boyhood about the "for
lorn hope," composed of volunteers all
ready to go to almost certain death.
"In certain cases," he says, "the lead
ing company, or wing, in an attack is
practically a 'forlorn hope', but the
duty falls to them In the regular course
of the tactical development of the ac
tlon. There Is no calling for volun
teers in such cases."
, paratively careful aim is taken a hun
j drod shots con be tired In a minute,
, but If desired, from five hundred to six
, hundred shots a minute can be fired.
The canniin comprises an apparatus
destined to prevent It growing hot. It
will be mounted In three different ways.
Bccrrdlng us It Is Intended fr use In
' naval warfare. In mountainous districts
or for ordinary field firing. In this lot
j ter case it bt provided with shields to
protect those working it, against rllle
We know of only on book stors In
Portland where so complete a line of
novels can be obtained, on all the radi
cal subjects of the day under discussion
ns can be seen at Jones' Book Store,
2'Jl Alder street.
NEW FRENCH MITRAILLEUSE.
Pall Mall Gazette.
The first specimens of the mew model
of mltrialleuse which Is being manu
factured at the Government arsenal at
Puteaux are nearly ready, and in a few
weeks' time will be at the disposal of
the Alpine corps, which Is to be the
first regiment to receive them.
The new weapon which can be easily
taken to pieces, is formed jf a single
barrel screwed in front of the receiv
er, the mechanism of which Is said to
be exceedingly simple. The cartridges
are attached to a revolving brass band,
which works automatically, each shot
that Is fired bringing the next cartridge
Into position. The cannon Is provided
with a butt not unlike that of an ordi
nary rifle, which is steadied in the
same way as a rifle butt against the
shoulder of the artilleryman who Is
firing. Its total weight without the
supports Is a trifle over 60 pounds.
Two men are required to fire this
mitrailleuse, one to load and the other
to point It. It can be fired, however,
by one man In case of necessity, though
of course at a slower rate. When com-
KNGL13H DOCTORS IN THE
The Boers are no respW.ers of per
sons, and their treatment of English
medical practitioners against whom
they may happen to have a grievance
leaves a good deal to be desired, as the
following example -vill show: A prac
titioner was summoned to attend the
little child of a Boer, but refused to
respond to the summons, inasmuch as
another medical mat had charge of the
caso. In consequence of this refusal
the Boer lodged a complaint against tho
practitioner at the next meeting of the
local governing body of the district.
Accordingly, a resolution was passed
by the latter pledging the members
thereof to boycott the practitioner, and
a young doctor from a neighboring part
of the country was Invited to settle In
the district, and 'vas promised the sup
port of the local authorities. This per
fectly unwarantable step was taken
merely because the .nedlcal man lr
question, by acting In accordance with
provisional usage, displsised a persoi
who was the patient of a confrere.
Medical practice under such condition
could scarcely be enviable, but now
thi time seems to have arrived when
old scor.'S will have an opportunity of
being paid off.
AS TO CADDIES.
Some time ago a newspaper stated
that Mr. A. J. Balfour, M. P., had been
presented by a certain institution In
Scotland with a pair of "silver niountej
caddies," and was promptly made the
butt of Its witty contemporaries, who
explained that "clubs" only could be
"silver mount-id," and that "caddies"
were men, attmded at golf links to
act as gentlemen's "gillies or " flunk
eys." The newspaper's blunder, how
ever, wns very easy to correct, and
probably Its contemporaries knew little
more about "caddies" than It did Itself.
The term caddies or "cadies," or
"cawdles," !s akin lo "cad" and "ca
det," and mons messengers or unat
tached male servants. Caddies, in
fact, were originally a class of men,
found In every Scottish town of any
size, who were at the beck and call of
everybody who was starting for a game
of golf, and now, thanks to the organi
zation of labor, they are employed sole
ly by the golfer.
Fresh cracked crabs at the National
! Hire's root beer at the Bps candy
L'urbank potatoes, $1 a sack, at Pat's
Jeffs Is "the only"
Best 15-cent meal, Rising Bun Restau
rant, 613 Commercial street.
Chill son earns and frijolles at Lee
Herring's National Cafe every day.
Until further notice the Astoria
creamery will pay Uhi cents for butter
Cold lunch, pickled pigs' feet, oys
ters, sheep's tongue, etc., at the Na
Do you know 8 nod grass 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 eoal; 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, 179 Tenth
street, Mrs. E. 8. Andrews, proprietress.
Kelley's transfer wagons deliver box
wood to any part of the city on short
notice. All orders left at Zaofl fur
niture store, 130 Commercial afreet, will
receive prompt attention. Telephone
The following reduced rates are In
effect via the O. R. ft 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, 78 cents.
Go to the Columbia Electric and Re
pair Company for all kinds of new and
repair work, from a cambric needle to
a bicycle, boiler or engine. Quick work
and satisfaction guaranteed. Logging
machinery of all kinds a specialty.
Shop opposite Ross, Hlgglns & Co.
He that does a base thing In zeal for
Ills friend burns tho golden thread
that ties their hearts together.
Dr. W. Wlxon, Italy Hill, N. T.,says:
"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
lung troubles. I
You never know what form of blood 1
poison will follow constipation. Keep
the liver clean by using DoWltt's Lit
tle Early Risers and you will avoid'
trouble. They are famous little pills
f r constipation and liver and bowel
troubles. For sale by CHARLES 1100 .
Lubor Is the divine law of our exig
ence, indoleno Is desertion und sulfide.
J. n. Bridges, Editor "Domocrat,"
Lancaster, N. II., says: "One Minute
Cough Cure Is the best remedy for
croup I ever used." Immediately re-1
lleves and cures coughs, colds, croup,
asthma, oneumonla, bronchitis, grippe
and all throat anl lung troubles. It1
prevents consumption. For sale by
CHARLEa ROGERS. '
It will not bo a surprise to any who
nre at ll fanililar with the good quail
th of (.'hamberlaln's Cough Remedy to
know that peoplo everywhere take
pleasure In Mating tlwlr xprlmos In
the uw of ttinl splendid medicine and
In telling of the brnofn they have re
ceiv.'tl from It. of bad colds It has
cured, of threat-wrf attack of pneu
monia it has averted and of the chlldm
It lias wived from attacks of croup and
whooping rounh. It Is a grand, good
medicine. For sale by Chas. Rogers.
Covetous uinMilon, thinking all too
IHtl which presently It hath, sup
poseth Itself to stand In nil of all
which It bath not.
To secure a contented spirit, meas
ure your desires by your fortunes, not
your fortunes by your detdn.
I "f wouldn't hrf without TVWltt'a
Witch Hsxel Halve for any consider,
tlon," writes Thos. B. Rhodes, Center
field, O, Infallible for piles, cuts,
burns and skin diseases. Biware of
counterfeits. For sale by CHARLES
There is no life of a man, futtbfully
recorded, but Is a heroic poem of lis
sort, rhymed or unrhymed,
USED BY BRITISH SOLDIERS IN
Capt. C. O. Dennlson Is well known a!)
over Africa as the commander of the
forces that captured the famous rebel
(iallsbe. Under date of Nov. 4. HOT,
f i oni Vryburg, Bechuanaland, he
wiitci: "Il.'fore starting on the last
campaign I bought a quantity of Cham
lierluln's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy, which I used myslf when
troubled with bowel complaint, and had
given to my men, and In every case It
prived most beneficial." For sale by
Agriculture n only gives riches to
a nation, but tho only riches she ran
en II her own.
1 Dr. H. H. Haden, Summit, Ala., says,
I "I think Kodol Dyspepsia Cure Is a
J splendid medicine. I prescribe It, and
my confidence In It grows with contin
ued use." It digests what you eat and
' miiIaIi lar sums A uunonil mnA lnHIutln
For sate by CHARLES ROGERS.
Every man's life lies within the
present, for the past Is spent and done
with, and -Out-future s uncertain. ,
"I had dyspepsia fifty-seven years
and never found permanent relief until
I used Kodol dyspepsia Curs. Now I
am well and feel like a new man,"
writes a J. Fleming, Murray, Neb. It la
the best dlgestant known. Cures all
forms of Indlg-xtlon. Physicians every
where prescribe It. For sale by CHAS.
CHAMBERLAIN'S TAIN BALM
CURES OTID5RS, WHY NOT
My wife has been using Chamber
lain's Pain Balm Balm, with good re
sults, for a lame 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 thnm. One day we saw
an advertisement of this madlolne and
thought of trying It, which we did, with
the best of satisfaction. She has used
oily one bottle and her shoulder Is al
most well. Adolph L. tlllctt, Man
Chester, N. H. For sale by Chas. Rog-ers.
Give no reins to your Inflamed pas
sions; take time and a little delay;
Impetuosity manages all things badly.
A noble nature can alone at'.Vact the
noble, and alone knows how to retain
Geo. Noland, Rockland, O., says "My
wife had piles forty years, DeWltt's
Witch Hazel Salve cured her. It Is
the best salve In America" It heals
everything and cures all skin diseases.
For Sale by CHARLES ROGERS.
Nothing conduces more to breadth
of Intellect than Intercourse with var
LaGrlppe, with Its after effects, an
nually destroys thousands of people.
It may be quleicly cured by One Min
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 sals
by CHARLES ROGERS.
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED
By local application, & tWy cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear,
There Is only one way to cure deafness,
and that Is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness Is caused by an lnflimed con
dition of the mucous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. Whon this tubs Is In
flamed you have a rumbling Vmnd o
imperfect hearing, and when lit is en
tirety closed, deafness Is tho result, and
unices the Inflammation can lie taken
out and this tube restored to Its nor
mal condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever; nine cases out of jten are
caused by catarrh, whloh IsViothlng
but sn Inflamed condition of the frnucous
Ws will give One Hundred Dot ars for
any case of Deafness (caused by ca
tarrh) that cannot be cured b? Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Snd for clroulnt s: free.
F. J. CHENEY ft CO., Tole jo, O.
Sold by druggists, 26o.
Hall's Family Pills are the be. lt.