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ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1904.
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THE NEW WITE NAVY.
The August number of the Pacific monthly, an
(Excellent Portland periodical, contains an interest
ing article by Waldon Fawcett on tlie development
f the United States navy. Mr. Fawcett takes his
waders through our navy-building stage from the
sivil war to the present date, reciting the progress
isade by our country in adding to its sea strength
Just at the present time the United States ranks
third among the naval powers in point of tonnage.
l mideniablv first in Doint of excellence. France
balds second place, and Mr. Fawcett expresses the
spinion that she will continue to do so, notwith
mt&nding that we are now building war vessels of
displacement almost as great as that combined of the
entire present fleet. "We have in service 11 first
diss battleships, whereas there are now building a
total of 13 first class battleships, not to mention the
battleship New Hampshire, which was authorized by
tie last congress.
A better idea of the upbuilding of our navy can
fee gained from a comparison of the tonnage in
service and building. In service we have vessels of
aggregate tonnage of 531,886, with total indicated
korsepower of 767,088. Building are vessels of ag
gregate tonnage of 349,431 and indicated horsepower
smaller ships of our navy, whereas the vessels build
ing are principally of the larger type. Great
Britain's total naval tonnage is 1,485,105, while
France boasts tonnage of 781,754. "When our new
vessels are all in service our total tonnage will be
881,317. Meantime, however, France will probably
iSirfld enough ships to maintain her rank.
A death-dealing fleet of eight armored cruisers will
soon be in commission. These vessels are the Cal
ifornia, Colorado, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South
Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. The
eight cruisers will be of the same type, each of the
length of 502 feet, of 23,000 to 25,000 horsepower
and capable of speed of more than 25 miles an hour.
They are heavily armored, with almost as much pro
tection in this respect as the great battleships. Two
ether armored cruisers, the North Carolina and the
Montana, and three scout cruisers are also building.
This fleet of 11 vessels would certainly present a
formidable front to any enemy and give of itself an
account in war that would afford us as much joy
as the magnificent performance of our beloved Ore
gon. The fleet of eight cruisers mentioned are ves
sels 52 feet longer than the battleships Connecticut
and Louisiana, now building, which are 450 feet in
length and of 16,000 tons displacement.
When Uncle Sam gets his new boats in the water
will be amply able to cope with any adversary.
'There is no surer safeguard than a great navy, nor
any surer preventative of war. We can get along
very nicely with a small army of 100,000 men, but
we want all the battleships and cruisers that our
government finds it convenient to build.
PiiSUT makes you
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clothes as the
way you wear
them, l he same
suit or overcoat
on another man
MAKERS i'i NEW YORK
killing ' and dying for them. As it is 80,000 Germaus
could march through England from end tond." f
4 That is "right from the shoukW It tells plain
tkingVin a plain wajv plainer even than Kipling has
put them in his poems to the glorification vf Tommy
Atkins. Judging from editorial comment upon
these' utterances the cap fits the British head so
snugly that it binds somewhat and galls not a little.
With the enormous debt for the' years of lighting
necessary to reduce the Boers looming large before JI3!w3!rr
them, our friends across the pond believe that they might not be becoming, and
see thus put boldly into print what they have dared you d say he Was not well dressed.
only to' think since Spion Kop and Colenso. "Is it T!
true!" is not so universal a question as "How long
has it been true!"
Being distinctly a military nation, Great Britain
tolerates open discussion of the inside operations ot fe on cjotne, maJu ftny mm
us army very nine more graceiuuy man uun abuht qq stytsh f SO COrrtCt, in fact,
William. To the masses there, as to the .world out- many exclusive tailors COpy
side, it is only the occasional incident given pub- fatr graceful lines and simple
ncity uiai may point me winu. ery iresa in me jeauty,
minds of all i-dwards subjects are the recent in
vestigations into the conduct of the war in South
Africa, which disclosed some very ugly revelations
of incompetency in high places and even cowardice
where cowardice should be least expected. There fol
lowed the drastic measures of army reorganization,
and the incident was closed to public view.
George Meredith has spoken fearlessly and for the
good of the British. Such, utterances should strike
home. Even though they come from an old man jailed FOR ANOTHER'S CRIME.
and one presumed by reason of his trade to be un
practical, they ring of truth.
Equal (o Rim custom-mad In tH bat
pric. Th nwktn' gMrwttt, end
urs. vim tvery garment. Wa ait
Exduilv DMrlbuton In thl city.
Englishman 8rvd Sevan Years
Prison Through Mistake,
London, Aust. 12.--Th rase of
Adolph Beck, who, after serving seven
years' penal servitude for the crime of
which he was nut guilty and being
convicted a second time of frauds of
which he was innocent, has been re
leased on ball, Is causing much talk In
aU parts of England. It Is expected
MEREDITH ON THE BRITISH ARMY.
In the London Daily Chronicle of a recent issue
George Meredith, last of the great Victorian novel
ists and now an old man waiting for death, emerges
from the long silence of the sickroom to express him
self with characteristic vigor upon leading questions
f the day in England and in the broader world
theater. Together with some caustic comments upon
the trend of the church, the drift of politics and the
present aspect of literature and journalism, the aged
moralist has to say concerning the British army and
British. loyalty much which must carry a barbed
atlng to the- self-satisfied military caste in the United
"ATE arrr battles are soldiers' battles," says Mere
aGifi, "and our army will remain a chaos as long
as it is controlled by a singularly unintellectual, ill
educated and unbusinesslike class. The Salvation
Army might teach them a lesson, or our railway
"The fear of death is the real cause of the English
abjection to conscription," continues Meredith in
Jncidatmg the broader aspect of what seems to him
the decadence of the military spirit. "Men come to
aae and say their trade would suffer, or they could
mt spare two years from their apprenticeship. Their
wal meaning is they are afraid of being called out
and getting shot at. So they pay others to do the
AS TO MARRIAGES.
Governor Warfield of Maryland is the latest ma
ture man to forget his youth and rise up to tell the
young to be guided by their judgment and not their
instinct and fancy in choosing life partners. Not
until a girl is 26, he told the maidens of the Wil
mmgton high school graduating class, is she able to
select a husband with intelligent discrimination. J that Beck will soon receive a free par
And in a subsequent interview Governor Warfield don.
made bold to say: I The trouble came about on account
'Ymin nonnla om imn.y,. of a remarkable resemblance between
f v vf "v uujiimiivuowi: auu luuuuiii., i
l , . ... ... iocck una a man nnmea j nomas puma
find if IPtt to ThPlI nvn fru trill ova inf rnc)i Inln I
. I "v -" In 1877 Smith was sentenced to five
mairimony without properly considering the grave year,. imprisonment on a charge of ob
responsibilities of married life. Many cases have taining jewelry and money from girls
come under my observation where youthful and hasty wnoe affections he had won while pos
marriasres have resnltwl in nnhnnnin.a TWn , ,n M a ,ord- Nineteen years Inter
i ' " - - J ' ,J -" V. ... J. . llll I.
manv sprinns nnpstinna tn ha fnnc'iAavaA in ilmiMmi.
. " l"'v,l""o similar charge, It being stated at that
upon this most important step. Health, heredity, time he and Smith were one and the
environment, taste and social tendencies all should same man, although Beck declared that
be carefully weighted if a happy married life w J'n yw J"7 he had been In South
fi eonea nnUd . i. .v.A Notwithstanding this, specimens of
-' S-u wuuuraw me h,g nal1(lwritln(r wero put ,n nUm9t
r,iaujuer. mere s no disputing It. let It incvita- an(1 fln expert swore that It was Iden-
bly recalls the story told by Jerome K. Jerome of tical with that of Smith, in addition
the discreet young man who was not headstrong and t0 thl9' two or ,hre young women
istened with respect to the counsel of his elders- testlfled that Beck was the man wh0
oil f .i,, v i t -l i l-i naa roDoea ana aeirauoea mem. . as a
all OI WJlOm had. nf POlirsp married vcih flolihnra l
.. . :. 7 -v..v. reeult the Jury returned a verdict of
lion, lie saw. did this judicious vounc man. thnt I , t,-i. .
- o 1 I s ui ii j atiu oirvifc Dtriiivucvu lu
his elders, like Governor Warfield, spoke truly when penal servitude for seven years.
they held that marriage was the supreme event in 1(V'nen he nad completed his sentence
one's life, and therefore should not be taken on im- Beck tarted out mm t0 flnd the
pulse. So he looked about him and fixed ou a rirl man wnom ne " mut:a rwmtm M
" ion wnose account ne naa been sent to
ho had every qualification for wifehood-she wasLri80. He kept ud his search for
modest, intelligent, pretty, sweet, yielding and af- some time, but met' with no success.
ectionate. He married her, and at the end of a e1 ,n the BPrln; he was aTMd
year admitted to Mr. Jerome that she was all that 00 slmllar charges t0 th0,,e for whlch
any reasonable man could ask for-modest, intelli- ,,7 P! T , "TTT'
' vlcted. Again he protested his lnno-
gent, pretty, sweet, yielding and affectionate-oi?2 cence, but. as on the previous occasion,
he man t like her. women appeared and said that he was
Mother Nature is wiser than many Governor War- the man wh0 ha1 rtbei and deceived
fields. To her, after all is said, the great business tnem' The Jury found hlm guiIty' as
rf mamum if t i . . , had been the case In 1896. The Judge
or marriage must be left. It always has been left , . . , t . . , .
. , , . . 1 seemed to have some doubts of Beck s
10 ner, ana win continue to be Jett, no matter what hruiit. and sentence was deferred.
the Governor Warfields in their wisdom and pru
dence may say. Love laughs at governors.
Our great od Js-and-ends sale of Men's
Suits atarted off with a rush." Manv of
tlie people, camo just to see what we had,
and others who were afraid it was a fake
eale looked at the goods, bought thcin
and left the store fully satisfied that we
were doing just what we advertised, viz:
Closing out about 100 odd suits, sizes
34 to 40, worth up to f 35.00 at
We emphasizo the fact that we do not
expect to make any profit on this sale.
Our sole object is to make room for our
new fall stock which will soon arrive.
Our reputation for reliability leaves no
chance for doubt as to the genuineness
of this sale.
P. A. STOKES
ONE PRICE TO EVERYBODY
Scow Bay Iron 8 Brass Worfas
. Iron, Steel, Brass and Bronzo Castings.
General Foundryinen and Patternmakers,
Absolutely firstclass work. Prices lowest
Comer EKhteenth and ftsMn.
In the mean time Beck succeeded Jn
getting several prominent people In
terested In his case, and they became
.nni.liirifl.l .hut ha n-aa 4t.A . . I . I . .
-..,. , win imvu .m. ,j man IIIC TlUlilil VI
Jjuuumg progress is a pretty sure Sign Of the unfortunate circumstance Itso hao,
times. There is scarcely a block in Astoria On Whifh I nenpd thnt a few ilnvn airn Thnmn
new buildings are not being erected, and the clamor Smlth wa arrested, charged with com
for houses is even greater now than heretofore, al- m ttlng frauds agal,,Ht 8UScePtlbl
thnno-h fh fifmmHiroo ? t r. 1 women. v neti he was arraigned
, . , A , m, several of the young women who had
lOn!? Since DPMI rentfld The Ktnto nmcnio naf M , . .
wu3UO jvai uaKen me siana against Beck were
win snow some surprising results. brought Into court and acknowledged
that they had been in error, and that
The Oregonian's suggestion that the salmon are Smlth wa the raan wh0 had 8wlndled
remaining outside the river until the closed season "TSfl
wiujucuot niucmuus. iney are amasmir tnem- 1,1. a
U 1 lll(VVVIIk su
selves by watching the bathers at Clatsop beach.
A new cave has been discovered in Kentucky. If
the Creator did not intend the state to manufacture
moonshine whiskey" what, pray, were the caves in
tended for f
made to the home office he was re
leased on nominal ball.
naed ill kinds of medltfluaa. ll
Mr. Root is having almost as much trouble in oA'fiTferdSmiTly
getting away from the governorship of New York atyI:,n,hoyli:nnSh,:!rerrolr.ii
as air. Cannon had in avoiding the vice presidency. eI".iL &ipuo
Russia is said to be preparing for another cam
paign to capture Manchuria, but no dates are men
tioned this time.
It requires a high grade of nerve for a party to
ask the voters to support a mystery and a checkbook.
Kuropatkin has not been wounded in the shoulder
merely in the feelings.
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