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Obsequies of the Late Colonel SchencK at Fort Stevens. LARGE CROrVD PAYS TRIBUTE Full Military Honors Bestowed on the Late Commander Fort Columbia Sends a Detail Gunboat Falke Ar rives During Service. , Tbe post-steamer Major Guy Howard Itft the O. K. A N. pier at 2 of the thick yesterday afternoon with quite a groUp of passengers Umnd for Fort Stevens to pay final honor to the lute Lieut-Colonel Schenck. Antony the people aboard the Howard wan a delegation of thirteen member of Cut-hing Post, Xo, 14, of Astoria, con sisting of the following named gentle men: Comrade William l.ee, comma uder of the post; P. B. Allen, August Scherneckau, Samuel Klmore, Phillip Taylor, G. S. Wright, V. C. Shaw. Thomas DValcy, Henry Wilson, B. F. Al len. T. H. Supple and T. .1. Broemser. They bore the pot colors, and a beau tiful tribute of flower to adorn the rave of their late cvmrade. Rev. W. S. Short, of Grace Episcopal church of this city, the ociating clergyman; British Consul. I L. Cherry and others, includ ing several ladies were among the travelers of the Howard. On the arrival of the party at the post the ceremonies provided for were proceeded without any delay, all things having been made ready for the moment, and its duties, by tlie officer of the garrison, and by Mr. W. C. A. Fohl, the funeral director in charge. All that was mortal of the commander of Fort Stevens lay in state in the parlor of his late official residence, where the Tiereaved widow and daughter await ed the clergyman and guests of the hour. The Want if ul services of the church was feelingly read by Rev. Mr. Short, and at its conclusion the cortege as sembled along the parade way in front f the house in the following order: Two companies f artillerymen from the home fort and one from Fort Co lumbia, in full uniform under command of Captain Forse, leading, with Captain Gardner and his staff and the members of Cushing Post Xo. 14, of Astoria, in sequence. Then followed the lamented object of this insignia of woe, his casket mounted upon a light artillery cassion and draped with the flag to which he had devoted his life and attended by six sergeants and corporals as pall-bearers, the black horse upon which he was wont to ride being lead by an orderly, the saddle empty and with boots re revsed in the stirrups, and the post hacks and the ambulance from the hos pital Waring the lamily and immediate friends of the late officer, the rear be ing closed by a detail of men carrying the numerous and beautiful floral em blems contributed br the officers and men of Forts Canby and Columbia, and by a host of friends in this city. Slowly and in silence the sad pro cession moved over the sand dunes to the 'garrison cemetery, ar.d there in pleasant ; September sunshine, with lared heads, ;the assemblage, now augumented by a large crowd of people from the neighborhood, listened to the closing lines of the churi'h service solemnly in spiring and yet deeply suggestive of hope, as they were unfolded by Mr. Short At the conclusion of the ritual, the military honor of three volley from the carbines of a hundred soldiers fired across the open grave wrs given, and then the post bugler sounded the ever mournful "Taps" and, for the time being at least, the dead soldier was left to the mysterious silence of his newly made grave, and those who grieved fur him turned homeward iu the lengthen ing shadows of a sad and beautiful day. It is the intention of Mrs. Schenck in the near future, to remove the Issly of her late huhand to the great national cemetery of Arlington near Washington, where it will lie given final sepulture i i.... ......... i .... ...i... i-... i miii'ii); inr inuiijt uiuir men mf llcu and died that the great republic might tlotirMi in pride and strength, among the nations of the earth. Another burial took place in the post cemetery yesterday morning, when Jo seph Gorman, the laborer, who died there on Friday last, was laid to rest under the direction of Coroner Thol, who will make an effort to find German's relatives, or friends and ac quaint them with the fact of his death and burial. LOCAL PRESS NEWS Astoria's -Morning Astorian" Pays It's Share of the Cost. ENORMOUS TELEGRAPH TOLLS How the World's Newt la Gathered What ia Court Laid Down at Every one's Door for a Paltry Two-Cents Daily. School Times Mere BUSTER BROWN gives you your School Outfit for the season if you wear his Stockings. For ten days, beginning Saturday, Sept. lGth, we 5 sell Buster Brown Stockings for Boys, and Buster Brown Sister's Stockings for Girls, with the following phenomenal offer: With every purchase of four pair at one time during this sale we will give you FREE FREE FREE 1 Scholar's Companion, 1 Ruler, 1 Lead Pencil, 1 Penholder, and Pen, 1 Rubber Eraser, and 1 Tablet of Writing Paper . A complete outft for School use. In addition to the above, we give you a ticket showing you have made this purchase. This ticket, presented at our Hosiery Counter at any time during the first session, entitles you to your needs in school of all your Stationery, Pencils, etc., without any ad ditional purchase or cost to you. NOTE: The purchase must be made of four pair of Stockings during this sale to entitle you to the above. Parents should realize the saving this means to them for an entire season. 25c per pair THE FOARD & STOKES CO. Astoria's Greatest Store Some days ago a well known Astor ian. quite without the pale of the local pre, but an appreciative reader of the news columns of the Morning Atorian as they reach him every day, concluded that he wa not getting quite his share of the current war and peace-conference data, and dim-ted an inquiry to the head quarter otliee of the Associated Press in relation to the short comings of that great purveyor of world wide in telligence; and tor answer received letter referring him to the latest num ber of the Telegraphic Age, the organ ot all the big news agencies of this con tinent, which contained a comprehen sive story of the herculean task taken on by them in putting the news of the whole world at the door-step of every American cituen at the dawn of each succeeding day; and the curious Astor ian was satisfied that he was getting his share of the press jMivender. And. that his sen- of compensation may lie made uniform and general among its thousands of readers upon a subject in which they have as definite an inter est as the A-torian itself, this paper oiler the finding of the Age referred to, with the suggc-tioii. that the Morn ing Atorian pay its full share of the great bill of cot in this valuable and unfailing supply of new. The Tele graphic Age has the folowing to say in ttii behalf: "For business reaon. if fur no other, newspaper publishers should lie lovers of ea-e. liecaue war new comes high. Melville E. Stone says in the Century that the Associated Pre Ment 0U0 'for cable tolls alone to rejmrt a single naval Kittle. The association spent :.1i,0(i0 in all to cover the Spanish war. The meagre account received of the great battles in Manchuria have cost fortune, and the newspapers obtain no increase in revenue to counterbalance the expenditure for war new. Mr. Stone in discussing the work of the As soeiated IVess, dcscrilws the ordeals of the war core-iKindent at the front, and ays: "When the battle has been fought and the correspondent, at great hazard ha written hi story, hi trouble have only fairly begun, Much deta-nd ujion the character and intelligence of the censor. It is only fair to say we have found the Russians very reasonable. They have shown for more wisdom than did the American censors during the Spani-h war. Next the messages must be transmitted. The corresjiondent must be "fir-t at the wire' or his work will all come to naught. Here, again, he mu-t exercise tact, otherwise a pet ty telegraph official, who is often a very monarch in hi field, may spoil every thing. And all along the long line for the telegram is retransmitted half a dozen times before it reaches San Fran cisco or New York the cable olhcial must le friendly and pain-taking and intelligent., or the news will fail to reach it destination promptly and in the form in which it wa sent. Delayi in transmission are Inevitable, and it ieak volume for the efficiency of modern telegraphy that they are so in frequent. 1'us-ian 0ieratir. Danish operator. Japanese operators, r renin oicrator all handle and transmit thec me-sages, often in bad chirogra ph',, in a language which they do not understand, and they seldom make a serious mi-take." A memlicr of the Postal Telegraph os-iating stalT at the Portsmouth con ference contribute the following: "The peace conferem-e at Portsmouth, N H., brought together the largest and mo-t cosmojiolitan aggregation of jour nalists that has ever met at one time and place in the history of the world; newspaper repreentative la-ing present from Tokio, St. Petersburg, Rome, Jier lin, Paris, London and other distant places. This great nnmlier of correspondents necessitated a large file of foreign and domestic pre-,. The Postal Telegraph Cable company's facilities were such as to make it posible to handle promptly all matter filed with it. The Hotel Wcntworth, the jioint from which most of the business was tranmiled, wa connected by an cightccn-wire cable to the main otliee in Portsmouth, thus giv ing the former almost instant communi cation with Tokio, St. Petersburg and other foreign and domestic points. The Postal olllce at the hotel was in charge of Charles A. Richardson, man ager of the Ronton ollice, witn George VV. Downey, as chief operator, assisted by Operators V. V. Kstabrook, J. V. Walker, D, J. Sullivan, W. A. Connor, U F. Collins, John tiOgan, J. P. Glynn, A E. Johnson and J. II. Dickson of Cou- ewfd, X. 11. At the Portsmouth main office, Mr. .1. P. O'lVnohue, electrician of the first district, was in charge, assisted by J. A. Coghlan, Manager of the Broad street branch, Boton; It. J. Smlthwlek. night traffic chief of the Boston main ollice i G. K. Morrill, manager of the Portsmouth otliee, and Operators Mrs. Ten Eyck, Messrs. Gould, OIcn and Oil ley. This office was the "power station." The equipment of the two offices was most complete, and included six port ante quad, three dynamos, a tifty-wire switchboard and Skirrow arm resona tor. lu the room of the Ruian envoy, llcrmaun F. Wood Mas In charge of the Itaqi, and in that of the Japanese, Harry II. Cooper. It. .1. Smitliwiek looked after the affair of the Postal at the conference building in the navy yard. The Postal also furnished a wire for the Assoeiated Piesv, .1, ,. Hate of the New York ollice, olliciatiug. Mr. Frederick ANbury Pirle, repre sentative of the Commercial Cable com pany. New York, has W'cn present throughout the conference, and hi fa miliarity with all branches of the cable biisines a well a hi abilitic a a linguist, rendered his service valuable. The Commercial Cable ollice at Can so and all the outlet stations have liccn alert, rendering excellent sen ice, shown iu the manner in which the at amount of foreign and domestic mutter has U-cn handled. Mr. M. M. Davis and .1. r. Skirrow, traffic manager and electrical engineer of the cmnpany, respectively, came on from New York and had a watchful eye over the service for the first few days ot the conference. The way iu which the operator read the handwriting of the Ruian, Ger man, French, Italian and other corres jHindent would amaze a Philadelphia lawyer. It did not bother them a bit, and some of it would have been just as easy if it had la-en written upside down. The fact that no complaints have been registered i proof siitne that every- FREE A Watch, Guaranteed a Good Timekeeper will be Given FREE With Each Boys' Suit Bought From Us Between Now and Oct 1st. These Suits comprise all that is New and Stylish in Boys' Wear Cheviots, Casslmeres, Plain and Fancy Worsteds AT $2.50 to $10.00 Suit and s WATCH FREE with every Suit from now till October 1st. A Stokes Suit tf means AtGood Suit or MONEY REFUNDED P. A. STOKES Jg X5he beeShive OUR FALL GOODS Are coming in thick and fast. NEW SUITS, NEW COATS FOR LADIES' HISSES AND CHILDREN. NEW SHIST WAISTS GALORE. All Kinds and Stylet From 75c to $3.95 NEW SILK SHIRT WAISTS. We are ready for the Children's School Opening. BOY'S SUITS. BOY'S AND GIRLS SHOES. Remember Our "76" School Shoe, It Can't Be Beat for the Rainy Weather. body was thoroughly satilied with the service H'rformed." 'It costs a bit to negotiate for inter national ieav. All other items aside, the telegraph and cable tolls alone are a heavy draft on the two set of en voy now at Portsmouth The cipher messages to and from St. Petersburg ag gregate fully twenty-live hundred words a day, and the Tokio service is equally voluminous. That means U0 for M. Witte to '(). K." every day ami fltt-t daily draw 11 from Huron Komiira'a cx clioiucr a total of $172.1 that the tele graph, and cable companies are gather ina in eeiy day directly from this lii'tory-tiiasing cuufeieiice lu our Kitten- limy ard. I'o this must lie added the cot of the regular and special pies eitice to tusa. Japan, Ureal Itritain. Fiance, le-iinany, Aiistila, lliair.it, Ar ' ntiiii, ( liinn. India and the foreign ci mtiici in general, and that of the do-iKf-tic pre s scniic l' III regular and special. No less 1 liit ti tlfly thousand words are nt out over t'.ic wile, at 111 - end of the -e-sion uf t'.ie conferee eae!i dav. A tonic that makes rlh, red blood. Brings strength health an happiness to the whole family. Nothing equals Hoi lister's ICiM-ky Mountain Tea as a ton ie. 3fl cents. j CREDIT DUE AND GIVEN. It dce!op. (lull ill tlie IinbI iKniMlll tendered in this pajicr yesterday morn ing, silent the mishap al tending the baikentine Arago, on l'latop Spit, (the facts as given, having been taken di rectly from Captain Semsen. of the dis tressed ve-sel.) no credit wa given the life saving crews at the mouth of the Columbia for the timely and valuable aid given the stranded Vessel; aid which involved six hour of hard work in the spit surf without anything to eat; and to which the captain and crew of the Arago owe the .aires with which hawers were pacd from her to the tug that 1111 1 Id not, alone reach lii-r wild their line. It may be enough to ay that 110 iicli detail were furnished I lie reenter of the Morning A-1 01 inn lv Captain Scmsen. nor by any one else, or jtiit-y would have aps-arcd in the ac count gien a a true and logical part of the hi-torv 4 the disaster, Children's School Caps in great variety. We have what you want at prices that are lower than ever. ' J XohG ULl BEElliHIVE Accordion. Sunburst and Knife Pleating To Order STEAM PROCESS. No Hot Irons. No Burning of Goods. Miss O. Gould Eighth Floor, Marquam Building. PORTLAND. Prompt and Careful Attention Given to all Out-of-Town Orders. STAMMERING AND STUTTER ING CURED For Particulars AJdrrts THE PACIFIC SCHOOL FOR STAM MERERS 1201 east Yamhill Street. Portland, Oiegoii. . The Astoria Restaurant. (1001), CLEAN MEALS EXCELLENT SERVICE OPtN ALL NIGHT 399 Howl St., or. Ninth PERSONAL MENTION. A. F. Alleiton and wife are the guests of the Occident, I. P. Fahy of Cardincr, wa iu lb- city yesterday. Jas. Klder of San Francisco, is regist ered at the Occident. It. Ijichteg and wife of San Francisco spent the day in this city yesterday. P. liobcr ami wife of Creston, Wn., are visiting friends in this city. (ieo. Hibhcrt of Chinook, Wn., was a city visitor yesterday, .1. Maniblock is registered at the Oc cident. A. Oppenbeimer of San Francisco is in the city on business. A young woman can earn her liv ing expenses in Portland while study nig at the Holmes Pusinest College. For particulars, address the Principal, Holmes Itiisincs College, 25 33 Y. M. C. A. Building, Portland, Ore. .j. Hats Trimmed, Hats Cleaned, Feathers Curled Free of Charge. Mas. R. Ingleton has opened a nice line of La dies' and Children's Fall and Winter Hats. Mrs. R. Ingleton WELCH BLOCK, Opposite Budget Office.