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... IN ASTORIA ...
Our Hp.clolty: OTOVCB IND RAMOCO
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Wo know tho buslnwi. Twenty yonri expcrkncrV If you want a
(iOOD 8tovc, mo tho itock at tho
Eclipse Hardware Co.
THEY LEAD EVERYWHERE;
13.BO to 06.OO.
Things eome his may again
iDd thi farmer Is happy
NEW GOODS JUST ARRIVED 1
Four Hundred Different Patterns
W'uh Sing it Co., Mcrx lmiit Tailor, wero never better
prt'i'iiml to hvrvo tliu public in their lino. Genta'
V urni.shinjj (mxmIs of all kimU Suits nmdo to order
quickly. Large stock n'nily-mado pwxls. Cleaning
and repairing. Itotnettitoer, Prlcen Tnlk.
--'WAH S1NQ. & CO.!Lcl?:
COLUMBIA IRON WORKS
Logging Engine 11m
Heavy Forging Under Power Hammer a Specialty
Sule Manuractorcrs of the I'nsurpnsscd
... " Harrison Sectional" Propellor Wheel ...
Moufacturcrs fur the I'aclflc Coast fa the
KOIiCKTS KATCK-TI'IJE B0ILCK.
San Francisco. Cal.
Wrlto U for Prlccn.
Full Line of Fall and Winter
Prosperity Is witl? us-
You will think so when
you see the superior qual
ity of ouf
ROYAL CREAM FLOUR
It conr?ot be equalled
foe Bread, Pastry or Coke.
I'OAKI) H STOKES CO f
Kept in Stock
lit find Repaired,
Tin a Specialty.
FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ayi01UA,:OJimV, FHIDAY MOKMNG, SKITKMBKR 9, 181)8. .
MB ATTEMPT TO
THE COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS TAKEN SEYERLY TO TASK" BY VETERArS
They Denounce His Action in Disregarding Applications Based on Deafness anil Rhearaatisra -Annnal" Encamp
ment of the Grand Array at Cincinnati Comes to a CloseWashington Silverites Fail to Success
fully Accomplish FusionThe Popnlists Demand Everything Worth Having Shutting out the ,
Democrats and Republicans Serious Split Likely to Come About in Consequence-
NKW TORK. M. -A WorlJ
di.t h fr-rni U-mlon uyt:
A r-tK.rt ) publlnhed hrr of
Hn plot lo miiiiMnil "
rr ( SI'wow lt Thr pln ot
th iti)lrl"r to allow t
l Itilo hu n th rouii of th
tr"i prw-Mnlon until th tmopher
In rvrry Mum wu paturntr.!. Out of th'ir
nunit.rr wag la rwmnln In lh hou.e n'l
itrlkv a IWhl whn Ihe (Ur PHIC
that the nou would
In tha eipwtatlon
be blown to plei-es and the cur kill"'.
The connplrator would perwn nimneu
as a su-rlflce lo the cause.
Th'e duty fell to the lot f one AU-x-
sndrr KoUnoff. In his agitation lie s-ema
to have made an error, as the explosion
-.1 i u h.n it occurred a st .n
iftVrr and his wife were dnvintt p-it. ,
.n.l ihev ln.tr.id of the iiar. were killed. I
Their o... hnmn will die of hi. injur ' -
and about other pirsoiis were more or'
lrs Injured. Koi.in.inrs nwnaie-i i
was found among the ruins. Tho clir
and i tarlna drove by 5 minutes later.
Many arresta have been m id" In Mos.
row, but the Kusalan press hns ben for.
bidden to refer lo the matter.
COMMISSIONER or TENSIONS
TAKEN SEVEKtV TO TASK.
Orand Army Men Denounce Ills Action In
rlrcttrlliig Applications Based
CINCINNATI Seit. 1-Illlnola and , nd waited for the democrata and popu
IVnnaylvanta are celebrating their vie lists to -agree on the amrt!onment of
lories at their respective headquarters to- onVea. The contention Is whether the
night One has secured the commander j populists shall have two supreme Judges.
In chief. In Colonel James A. Beaton, of , or whether the democrata and populists
Chicago, and the other the location or
the thlrty.thlrd annual encampment ot
the CI. A. R. at Philadelphia next ye-ar.
While heated contests were going on
Inside the guarded doore of tho encamp-1
ment all demonstrattona on tho outside
In the city were In accord with the peace
Jubilee. The parade of civil end indtistrl.
a) organisations In the afternoon, with an (
the illustrations of peace and prosperity
and happiness that could be produced.
whs the most magnificent iiiint ever
witnessed lo this city. It Is estimated
that there were 40.000 In line and over halt
a million spectators ulon the line. There
were more people in me cy
on any other day In the history of Clncln-
nati. With the river fronts and parks
snd Camp Sherman ablate tonignt wi.u
a most elaborate display of ilreworks.
the demonstrations are ended, but special
entertainments have been provided for
tomorrow, and tomorrow evening In cx
curslons on the river.
The report from the committee on pen-,
slons snowed tnat tne raie ws ruui
Increasing among pensioners. The num
ber dying each year now exceeds 40.X"0. it
Is estimated thHt he Increase In the
number of deaths will bo such that In
l'.'M the number of pensioners will be re-
a,trA,i in n luii nvpf 'AVI ftW. and that In
u., it., win iw.Ahiii-r.fd. When
motion wns made to accept and adopt
the report. Corporal Tanner, ot N0W I
YorK. arose to uiscuxs u. un smu mat in
the main he agreed with nil the commit,
tee hud reported, but with that portion
of tho report which dealt with Hhe admin
latrutlon of the pension ofllce he did not
agree, and he went on to speak. In crill.
clsm of the present commissioner of pen
sions, Hon. H. Clay Evans. With evi
dent feeling, ho said:
I stand ready to bo responsible here
and elsewhere for all the statements I
may mnke on this subject, and I declare
thnr r,nimllnner Evans called his chiefs
ot divisions together ami. using language
THE LEADING DRY GOODS AND CLOTHING HOUSE OF
Filled House With Gas and Exploded: It; it. the
Plan Miscarrp; ani the, Gzir-Estaped;
which lnllrtrt Intern fwllng. If not
snrr, IniruKed thrm to diirKrd total
ly evry application baaed on aafn or
rlirumatlm. He furthrr Intimated thai.
If any one drrllned to aren't hi lugge.
lloiia, h would find chief who would
otiry hla ordvra."
ConOTal TannT declared thut In hla
opinion It woa clr thiU a mnn who would
mnke auch an ordT had hlmaHf never
hctird the aimnd a c.innon, nor aP'pt
In the otn-n air, and he ai not aurprtxed.
i therefore, to And that the romnil1onrr
of pi nnions hd an army r orl which
rorii'IMod of three months and
o a rU,fk ,n lh(. t.ommlHS.iry de.
ilHeicale from Kansas followed Tan-
ner In th s.imn statemtnt. Tho matter!
wns disposed of finally by 'stlotiing It
until after the r port vf the commlitee
resolutions should be received.
KAIL IX) t'OJIK 1
i'opullsts 1'urnue a Want -All Course and!
Swallow the Iemo rats und Silver
KM.KNSIirKU. Wa.lt. S.pt. S.-The
populiat. democratic and sliver republk-un
conventions which aro In session here.
have met with unexpected opposition In
I ih form.itl.wi nt a funltisi ticket, and (he
.,., of ,wo )vlln offf wnen fusion was
effected at tho Inst moment, are being
p,,,,. At midnight the indications
I werw that the dendlock would last all
I night, and that fusion was in danger.
The silver republicans have stood toy
I The democratic party nas nrmiy sioou
un imy ir ..... .'.
( nulelly lnlted on It.
Most of the lighting has been done In
the populist convention, where there Is
' a large element In favor of conceding one
Ju.Wte to tho democrats.
REIORT OF COMMITTEE.
The following Is the rejwrt of the Joint
First It was moved and carried that
the fUKlon ticket txsir the name of the
J t01VI)c,-n ,rty, and thai the three conven
.,. fll-rt ...,,.. .,,
a.M..ii, -.. mcvisl and carried that
j (h( Mvrr n pi,rty nUve the mm-
j ,nulll(t of e COnogresmun.
, ..u move,i and ciirrled that
. have the nominating
; f eonitressman.
Fourth lt was moved and curried that
tho people.' a iwrty have the nominating
f iUrt.me cwirt Judge
Flfth-lt was reaolved as follows: That
the three parties mm In Joint convention
and at that convention each party shall
make Its own nominations for the various
ofllces accorded to them by the confer
,.TmVe.. I"!. I. nrlUon to the United euuea by a foreign
be con,ldered the nominee of either party
ii nil i nn Hiiuii iiav irtn muj j
.. .lh v,.,, , thft .hree conventions as
.u..i iint convention.
I Inquiry, Mr. Chamberlain was asked for thl, nead
rOVS MAKE TROUBLE. j nls Ap,nlon ,n ,he abstrAct as lt were. ju ,er on tnls ne"q'
In the populist convention tho first four Then it became apparent from Mr. Cham
sections of the report were received and I berlaln's conversation that he viewed the STARS AND STRIPES WAVE
adopted without doUite. The fifth section i holding of tne Philippines as an advisa
waa the subject of a long und confusing ble course for America, both from a na
dlKcusslon. 65omo of the delegates wero tlonal, naval and mercantile outlook,
suspicious that In tho Joint coonventlon "Colonisation is always a good thing for
a 'combination might be formed which any country," ho said. "England's ex
would foist upon the populists unaccept-. perience bears out that statement thor-
uble candidates. The discussion nnaiiy
resulted in the adoption of a motion that
the convention proceed to the selection of
two aupreme judgeg, and that no other
numea be preaented to he Joint conven
In the allver republican convention the
reKrt of the conference committee was
In presenting- their report, to the cow-
ventlon the democratic conferees made
the statement that the report was not ec
ceplable to them. A committee of Ave
headed by ex.Mayor Konald of Seattle,
was apjiolnfed to vUlt the populiat con-
j vvnlion and unk it to concede to
j detnocrul either one Judge or the party
name. The populists answered the re.
quest by appointing a committee to In-
form tho democrats that they could
neither concede the party name, nor one
JudKe to them. The conventions then
took a recess until 7 p. m.
When the populist convention reas-
sembled the second cmference committee
nKrtel that, by a vote of six to four,
the silver republicans not voting, the con-
I ference had recommended that the dim.
ocrats und populists bave one Judge each;
and it also recommended that all the su-
pri.me court patronage go to the populists.
The affirmative vote consisted of Ave
democrats and one populiat.
Morrow, of King, moved that the report
De rejected, and that the committee be
sent back for further conference, sutn
the ultimatum that the populists would
not recede. An extended debate took
By a vote of S80 to ZS the populist con-
venl0a decided late tonigut not to con.
cede one supreme Judge to the democrats.
Adjournment wae taken until tomorrow.
j CHAMBERLAIN SAYS GERMAN
TREATY IS SIGNED)
The English Statesman Talks on Ameri- i you took the Philippines it would make
can Topics and Favors Our Retention " manifest to the world that you do not
. . . ... . intend to be left out of the Pacific and
of the Philippines. jCnlna trade The tendency of recent
.., . . . ' .events, as you well know, has been to
NEW YORK. Sept. 8.-The Tribune cl(8e cbJna wh,ch bM Mthwto W)
M.y,: t . . . , . . ,, ' open to close its ports in fact to England
Joseph Chamberlain said frankly to and ,he Unlted Swte
Tribune reporter that the treaty with , effort, of ,ne BrUlgh government
Germany had actually boe signed, thus have to Weep the ,1, of chlna open
mokmg It known to the world for the an1 mogt aMuredlv lt ls ,0 lnterest
lirst time that such an alliance had been of ,he VnUed Sutea tha( thMe
WiV, " e. , . should be kept open.
Dispatches from England yesterday, Juit now h, Clllted Btatet to wll.
made It clear that In that country it was ng ,o w fur(her her lnteresta , tnat
still a matter of conjevfire whether there mrec oltner D actl hereelf or kav.
was any true basis for the reports that
England and Germany had como to an
i understanding. Moreover while not j wWch haa to aetermlned.
j stating k in so many words, for the rea-, .iprom a , caft ,earn , my capaeHy ag
son, as he explained, mat he did not wish colon,a, 8ecretary .. ctied Mr. Cham
jto appear presumptuous. Mr. chamber- 8iBnlticantly. "the one thin the
am niaue cieur mai me cnisn so. -
ernment favors the retention of the Phil-
Ippines by the United States.
hen Mr. Chamberlain was asked as
to the opinion he held regarding the most
advantageous course which the united
! Stiitiui riMllil nit rail a mvnrHlr)r ha Phil-
w s nTZ
upon this matter, I must not do so. for
the simple and sufficient reason that
,. " V .
i . . . - .
8 a'usn""' " oes.ues oetng in-
i viiiiimim nmim raA rmnpninonr
, : . ---"-..
Leaving, thereupon, the direct line of
"In the first place it tends to uplift mo
whole character of a nation. The gov-
lE GMOP RUSSIA
ernment of colonies compels country to
- , much broader and wider pollcka and
national thought becauae of the further
reeponaitiilitloa Incurred. Inatead of
pending every moment of Its time In the
; consideration of parochial or local mat-
ters the holding of colonies Imposes an
. enormous trout upon a home government.
the carrying out of which undoubtedly
helps any administration because of Its
broadening influences, and those Influ
ences always permeate with advantage
through the country which gives them
' rise. Colonisation Is beneficial to any
nation. It elevates that nation and makes
its people more Interested in public af
1 "The cry Is sometimes made that to
govern outside possessions detracts from
' the proper attention which should be
I given to Internal affairs. But that has
not been England's experience, 'lhe gov-
ernment of our colonies has not prevented
us from giving necessary and adequate
attention to national and local affairs."
In reply to the suggestion that possl
biy the United States would be Influenced
In Its attitude on the Philippine question
by Intrinsic considerations, Mr. iham-
"That question Is an Important one. ot
course, but as a rule all our colonies pay
their own way. Of course we don't ex-
'act anything from our colonies in the
' shape of direct tribute. They have the
: spending of their own revenues, and their
receipts usually are sufficient to cover
! their expenditures. In solitary cases.
like the West Indies, while there was dts-
tress because of the failure of the sugar
icroD. we srave heln. hut these Instances
"Another factor which should be wor-
tny or me deepest consiaerauon is mat
Ing her Interests to be taken care of by
. . rnnnrHon wlfh our nwn .
contm,ntai powers ure rruld of is that
an understanding should come between
j the Vnlted StatM and England."
The que8tlon of protectinT American
trJ(h tntere8t9 , ner p08slo,8 Monies
hu nan .miine ineiff unnn nuisida
mpor" as an 'mPSM mm country
' ,0 V:"' oul
ne aismissea tt who mis repiy;
..lf you become a colonial power and
,nrira im f,.rei imDort into
Ina fap. hnwevfP that vou haVe tried
Tour colonies wou.a not pay. in .ew
tarlfts here and prov the poMcy sue-
; cessruny lor years, it wouia not oe e-
1 ., .,., . .
WITH THE BRITISH FLAG.
Pretty Compliment to Colonel Bates and
Secretary White During the Army
Manoeuvers In London.
LONDON. Sept. 8. The stars and
stripes were raised toc- with the Brlt-
TSE DAILY ASiv2AN h -t!;;est
in Uii i:,;r.i
oa tt9 CcL-l'a r.V
Ish union Jack and the royal standard,
on the marque treoted oa Salisbury plain
during the march past of the troops at
the end of the army manoeuvers, as a
compliment to Captain Alfred Bates,
United States military attache, and Henry
White, secretary of the United States em
bassy. The foreign ministry attacnea
seemed surprised at the sht of the
WORLD'S WATER SUPPLY
MAY SOON GIVE OUT.
Remarkable Theory of Professor Crocks,
Who Fears for Humanity'! Needs for
Water After the Year 1M1.
BRISTOL, Eng.. Sept, 8. At the open
ing of the British Association for the Ad
vancement of Science here todiy Pro
fessor Crooks devoted his Inaugural ad
dress chiefly to the theory that the
world's water supply will fail to keep
puce with the needs of the growing popu
lation beyond the year 133L The supply
of fUed nitrogen, mostly In the form of
nitrate soda, he said, might come to an
POSTAL CLERKS IN SESSION.
DETROIT, Sept. t ibe association of
postofllce clerks today elected Thomaa
Donnelly aa president. IDemphla waa
chosen as the next place of meeting.
DEATHS AT CAMP WIKOFF.
CAMP WIKOFF. Montauk Point, Sept
8. The death list from the general hos
pital today was seven. Today there were
O patients In the general hospital and
900 vacant cots. In the detention hospital
there were 330 and 300 vacant cots.
FLAG PRESENTED TO M'KINLEY.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 8.-By direction
of General Miles, President McKlnloy waa
presented today with a Spanish flag whicn
was captured by the American troops at
Coamo, Porto Kico.
SHAFTER IS NON-COMMITTAL. .
NEW YORK, Sept. 8.-A special to the
World from Camp WikofT says:
General bnufter listened with Interest
to a synopsis of General Miles' Interview
criticising him. Then he remarked:
"I won t suy a word."
Ihe lorel la the hieWst f eee hakieq powder
eases. ACieei wn seew n foee warn
taira farther tfcu ay elkmr treasl
KOVH SA.NI tOWtO CO., MIW VOM,