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UNLIMITED LIABILITY Subscriboil Capital' Paid-Up Capital Assets Assots in United States Surplus to Tolicy Holders Has boon Underwriting on the SAHUEL ELMORE & CO., Resident Agents, Astoria, Oregon Com.&liih Streets. All tctl ranges becnus you unfortunately bought a cheap oho. Huy n "SUPERIOR" They arc warranted in every particular, by a firm fl'2 yours in the liusinewi BOP HOND STREET ! j i Books... Blank and Miscellaneous. ! Paper... New Crape and Type-writing. Waterman Fountain Pens liox Dsoorwtsxl Popaf and Envlopioo. & REED Metal Works spice and Syrup Tin a Specialty. Falrnaven, Wash. HEALTH POODS In .rest variety fresh from tbe mills. AROMATIC Sl'lCES guaranteed the finest. TILLMANN'S fUKB EXTRACTS. CHASE SAXHORN'S COPPEES nre un rivalled. Together with a host of other Son Francisco. OF SHAREHOLDERS. $5,000,000 1,000,000 2,545,114 300,000 1,718,792 Tacific Coast over Twenty-two yearf. A8T0U1A, OREGON, FRIDAY MORX1X0. ACdlUT ii. 18U0 FRISCO'S BIG WELCOME Excited Crowds Line tbe Decks to Receive Volunteers. IMPOSING BAY PARADE Crafti of All Descriptions Escort tea Skeraaa to Her Dock-Scene In equaled oa the Coast. BAN FRANCWCO. Auk. Il.-Th. waier front today was tli niont at tractive portion cf Hun Francisco. It wa literally blovl.nl with people from I one end to the other. Every pier i rrowatni wnn rarnra pwpie aim jei rgraph Mill which routitlim it mg niflclent view of the Gulden 'Jit and harbor, vat crowded with spectators anxious t catch a glimpse of the Sherman as she neared the harbor. All ' wmH to h turned westwardly. From every quarter of the b.iy yachU, num h-, tug and bay cruft of all des cription ma le their 'v.iy through the water, all converging toward one point, the Bherman. An order for tug boats and bay steamers to leave their positions wo Issued by Commodore Bprecklea short ly after noon and one by one they could be seen moving from their docks, tho'r prows turned toward the Golden OatO. The pleasure craft were crowded. Their human cargoes all gathered on the shore side of tb vessels and thai slant of the vessels toward that aide caused some alarm, but fortunately there were no accidents of any moment and the boats took their appointed po sitions aa If my niaglo. Everything waa dona so smoothly and with to Ut ile apparent effort that It looked If the lleet had been schooled to per fection. Suddenly the Pherman waa sighted and the eacort of tugs neartng the harbor, and then all Interest In ths gaily decorated yachta was for tha time lost. Every face waa turned toward tha ocean. Nearer and nearer the big whits steamer came, and closer and closer the two fleets came toward each other. Two string" of yachts and tugs Peaches... A splendid lot of ths oelebrated Southern Oregon peachee Just received. Other Fruit... In abundance and of all varl tles. Vegetables... Th. most complete selection In the city and all fresh and crisp. Prompt delivery to hII parts ot the city and outside points. Foard & Stokes Co. Your Wife Will Ilka It; so will tha eook. Star Estate Range Sattify all who us. them. If your batter half does ths cooking, that Is an aUUlnl rea.on why there should be a Star Estate Range In your kitchen. The u.e of them prevents worry and disappointment. W. J. SCULLY. Agent. 431 Bond Street. W: mm : reached the turning point opposite the fort first and took up their places lav Ing the broad ribbon of water between their line for the Bhertnan to pass through to the head of the pageant. A tbe Khurman approached the Gate, the land batteries belched forth In a national salute, and the bay steamers took up the signal with their sirens. I'andeinonluni relnd. Nearer and nearer the welcome veaael came and at lam puahed her prow Into the apace left for her, and auch aoene occurred a ha never been ecn on the coant before. The alitn.il waa given to the fleet of yai hta and tu to get under headway Juat in time for them to fall Into the wake of the transport, which, of course, waa given the place of hon or. Slowly the fleet moved along with the traneport. Ai the fleet neared the Iran. port dock the Iowa let go ber batterle, and the, curling amoke aa It left tb cannon'a" mouth presented a light which few of the watchera on land and wa'er had ever aeen before. Junt before the anchor of the Sherman waa dropped. Commodore Bprecklea gave the algn.il for the eacort to dl perM and the flmt detail of tbe day'i celebration waa over. The Hherman will lay oft the trans port Jock tonight, and tomorrow morn ing the will be moved Into her position along side the pier and the boys will be taken sjihirs for breakfast, after which they will march to the Ifesldo where they will be liven furlough c 24 hours. GREAT 8CARCITT IN BESSEMER PIG IRON. Fancy Prices Being Paid by Pittsburg Concerns Large Shipment of Wire Rods. NEW YORK. Aug. M.-The Iron Age. J. .. . w . . The Excitement In the pig Iron mar- I keta is growing and spreading. A very largo tonnage of pig Iron Is being plac ed for 1900 delivery at advancing prices. Th. bulk ot the sales ar for the first six months but a number of Important orders hav. been placed for delivery for Into the second half of WOO. ' It Is a fact -which does not augur well for lb. supply for pig iron for th. central west for the spring ot 1900 that j a number ot the Lake mining compan-1 Irs are even now announcing to their customers that their allotments of ore will have to be cut down from 10 to 10 per cent. In Pittsburg the scarcity of bessemer pig Is Illustrated by the fact that on. of tho largost concerns paid 1:1.50 de I llvered for a lot of 5.000 tons of pig, Octobcr and November delivery. Un-! Oer exceptional circumstances as high as has been paid In Pittsburg for prompt billets. A number of Inquiries for steel bll-i lets for shipment to this country hav. been forwarded abroad. A new com-! plication has arisen and that is the ' price there Is such that It Is doubtful I discretion. The sultan collects no rev whether tho rate ot duty will be A ' enues but will receive an annual sal- cents per pound or .5 lents. Following the significant reports of sales of steel rails for 1900 delivery In the west, cornea now th. official state ment that a larg. railroad would pur chase 15,000 tons ot rails next year at j:8 at .astern mills. As tor the near future, it Is only matter ot getting the material, the price being an Incidental question. The negotiations for tha shipment of 25,000 tons of 'Wlr. rods to Germany are still pending. THE CARTER CASE. A Decision Will Be Rendered on the Return of Carter's Counsel From Europe. PLATTESBURG. N. Y Aug. 24. At - torney General Griggs lias maae tn. following statement to the Associated r- ....rrennonilent reaardln the case of Captain Oberlln M. Carter, charged ' commanders on the island. My com wlth misappropriating United States , mand of the army has nothing to do government funds while In charge of ..... . the work of improving tn. naroor or Savannah: The situation In the Carter case Is Just this: "I have gone over the evidence In the case, which is very voluminous, covering as It does, the technical de- tails of the different branches of the work In the fullest manner. Nothing more can be don. In the matter until Wayne McVeagh, counsel for Captain Carter has made his argument before me. Mr. McVeagh Is now in Europe and will not return to this country untll about September 15. As soon after he returns as convenient, a day valiant enough to defeat an army will set for Mr. MoVeagh to present quadruple its size, but it takes addl li. ... in hohnlf at Cantaln Car- tlonal force to hold the towns In an ter before me. After that I shall make mv retmrt to President McKlnley. "There Is absolutely no truth In the published statement that I hav. ar- rived at a decision In the case, and it will be made publlo In a few days. How could T come to a decision without first hearing the arguuant of the defend ant's counsel, even If I had made tip my mind In regard to th. case after examining the evldenoe. "Would it be proper for me to an nounce my decision without first hcar- Ing Mr. MoVeagh V FLAG FLIES OYER JOLA Sura Sultan Acknowledges Atner icflo Sovereignty. FRIENDLY FEELING EXISTS American Troops and Moros oa Good Terns-Americana May Purchase Native Lands la tbe klatd- WASHINGTON, Aug. :t-Ceneral Otis today cabled the war department that General Bates has returned from his conference with Horos, and con- l Arming the Associated lrees dispatches as to the results of the mission. General Otis says: "General Uat?a haa returned- His i mission was successful. An agreement was made with the sultan and datos whereby the sovereignty of the United Slates over the entire Jolo archlpeUgo Is acknowledged. "Its flog Is to fly on land and sea, and tho United S'.atea la to occupy 'and control all points deemed necessary. Introducing firearms la prohibited. Tbe aultan is to assist In suppressing pir acy. He has agreed to deliver crimi nals accused of crime not committed h Unto aralim? Iforaa. The relations . ,..Mn ...,. SlalM iTOOIM .nd n Mores are very friendly. Two other . , . w. , ., points In the archipelago will be oc cupied by the United Statea troops when the trade and commerce can be controlled. The Jloros of western Min danao are friendly, and ask permission to drive out tbe Insurgents. SCLU SULTAN AGREES TO AMERICAN PROPOSALS. Recognizes Our Absolute Sovereignty of the Island Americans May Pur chase Native Lands. NEW YORK. Aug. 21 -Th. Manila correspondent of the Herald, describing th. agreement with the sultan of Bulu, say.: The sultan agreea to all the American terms proposed and recognises th. ab- solute sovereignty of the Imlted States which the authorities declare he never did for Spain. An Important clause of th. treaty gives Americans the right to purchase land. We retain all the ports which the Spanish formerly occupied and re serve th. right to open others at our ary for maintaining law and order. Sev eral ot the principal chief are also salaried. Th. sultan's mother la largely respon sible for th. happy conclusion ot af fairs. ROOT WILL PURSUE A VIGOROUS POLICY. General Miles Says He is the Man the Country Has Demanded Otis a Splendid Officer. NEW YORK. Aug. 24.-General Nel son A Miles said to the Philadelphia correspondent of the Tribune:' "The new secretary of war la a man of business. As a result, different con ditions already exist. The interests of , the country have demanded a vlgor- ous prwecuuon oi me m n.o lpplnos; now they will have It. i "I know nothing about the change f with the administration, as major gen- ! r v.i.l . erai commanuioK, i am i the health ana aiscipnne oi me army. Both nre In excellent condition. i "General utis is a uoe omuci. xiioi has been demonstrated oy me spienuiu morale of the army; Its health anJ its J efficiency In the field In the Philippines, "The Inadequate force to meet the requirements has been th. cause of somewhat abating the result which t have been achieved. j "Our army notwithstanding the vast superiority of the enemy in numbers, has been victorious in every engage- ment Th. army may be large and 1 enemy'i country and to cover lines of ! communication, "About 20 per cent of our army un der any conditions is practically in active owing to various duties about tho camp and hospitals, transporta tion, sickness and various other caus es. In the civil war only a portion of the army was operated on the fighting line. Much embarrassment has been oc casloncd by the supplying of the enemy with food and ammunition by their friends in Manila and Hongkong, not to speak of ens-)uragment from their friends In 'the states.' It Is difficult to discriminate in the enemy's country between non-combatants and foes." DRY OOOD3 CORPORATION TO BE ORGANIZED. Will Have a Capital of Fifty Million and Will Control Department StOTM. NFW YORK, Aug. 24.-TU. Herald says: Arrangements are maturing for the organization of a 150.000,(100 dry goods corporation In this city to control snd operate dry goods and department stores throughout the country. The Merchantlle Reorganization Company bos recently been Incorporated In Tren ton, N. J.. as a preliminary to creating big corporations. Men well known In the dry goods trade have been working on th. plan for six months, it Is said, and hav. interested financiers who will back the enterprise. It Is expected that th. cor poration will be launched In time for the fall trade. It la proposed to buy retail stores In the cities having a population of 20.000 or more. The company expects to control SO0 or 2.0G0 stores throughout the country. Many merchants, it Is Ball, hav. already signed their Inten tion ot joining th. combination. Form er proprietors of stores absorbed by the corporation will be retained as man agers and will bav. interests In the stores. They will becjm. stockholders In the company.. It Is proposed to control the output of certain mills and purchases will be mad. In Immense quaiitillca. FATAL QUARREL OVER A GAMBLING GAME. James Long, a Miner. Stabba Charles Larrabee, In Buffalo Hump. In flicting a Fatal Wound. LEWISTON. Ida.. Aug. 2t-Word reached her. today of th. murder of (Charles Larrabea, a saloonkeeper at Buffalo Hump, by Jos. Long, a miner, Tuesday rrenicg. - The men had quar relled In a gambling game, but It waa thought they had settled the difficulty amicably. A few minutes later Larrabee and Long walked out of th. tent saloon together, both apparently being In good humor. When they reached the outside. Long stabbed Larrabee twice. One of the wounds penetrated the kidneys from the back. Long was crazed with drink at the time. Larrabee died Wednesday afternoon. Long arrived at the Mt Idaho county seat lost evening and gave himself up to the authorities. Long had followed th. occupation of mining in Idaho county several years. UITLANDERS WELL ARMED. Have Been Laying In a Supply For Three Years. CAPE TOWN. Aug. 24. The Delagoa bay incident coupled with the recent transit ot a large amount of ammuni tion, had directed th. attention of the British officials to the Immense accum ulations of war munitions tn the South African republic and Transvaal The Ultlandera being debarred from carrying arms, the supply of weapons as shown in Lourcnto Marques (Del agoa) returns for three years, is great ly in excess of the Burghers require ments, and consequently there is a growing feeling among the British community in South Africa that no settlement of the existing crisis will Insure a lasting peace unless It Includes a provision for the reduction of arma ments. DEWEY WILL ARRIVE IN NEW YORK THURSDAY. Sends Cablegram to Acting iiayor Quggenhelmer From VUle, France Giving the Date. NEW YORK, Aug. 24. Acting Mayor Guggenhelmer today received the fol lowing cablegram from Admiral 'Dew ey: "Vllle, France, Aug. 24. Randuolph Guggenhelmer, acting mayor: W 111 ar rive Thursday 2S as requested. "DEWEY. This will enable the reception com mittee to hold a naval parade Friday and a parade Saturday, and obviate the necessity of huvlng a day intervene between the two parades. EX-JUDGE HILTON DEAD. SARATOGA. Aug. 24.-Ex-Judge Hilton died suddandly at S:S0 o'clock this afternoon. v AbsciutiiyPijbe Makes the food more delicious and wholesome stnvat (Mtrrwi .NO. 75 THE WAR FAR FROM ENDED Foreign Manila Residents Tnlsk It May Last far Years. INSURGENTS WELL EQUIPPED Well Supplied VYitb Monty BdAms -Blockade In Philippine Ports Miy Be Raised- MANILA. July 22, via San Francisco. Aug. 24.--In Manila tbe talk of ending the war deals no longer with weeks, but with months, and even years. Among the mass uf th. people here, military men and foreign residents, there Is but one opinion. Th. whole ef fort of the Insurgents for three months waa to hold off the Americans until their ally, th. rains, arrived. In this they hav. been successful as they could hav. hoped. Unless affairs take some unforeseen turn the Filipinos will resume the war this fall with s fresh spirit and a replenished stock of arms and ammunition. One ship toad) Ot anna. Is Is learned on good authority, has reached them within the post week. Of money, the leaders of the Insurrec tion have no lack. BLOCKADE MAY BE RAISED, Secretary Root Believes It Does More Injury Than Good. WASHINGTON. Aug. 24. The estab lishment of the blockade of the ports of the Philippine Islands, especially those ot Luzon. Is a subject which Js receiving attention at the war depart ment, although Secretary Root says he has not as yet sufficient Informa tion to warrant definite 'action In th. matter. The secretary says that h. believes in taking advantage of every thing necessary to make the campaign successful, and that war cannot be made without causing distress. At the same time, he thinks an ab solute blockade may do more injury Just now. than good. The probabilities are, however, that when the fall cam paign begins there will be an effectual blockade maintained and that com merce between the towns within the American lines and the country In con trol of the Insurgents, will be stopped. Meanwhile, all possible precaution will be taken to prevent arms and ammu nition from being supplied to the In surgents. ' . OFFICERS DISREGARDED. WASHINGTON. Aug. 24.-Owin to a conflict of authority between th. state's and national quarantine author ities of San Francisco, Secretary Gage, after consultation with Surgeon Gen eral Wyman today, telegraphed the collector ot customs at that port to em ploy a sufficient force to enforce the federal quarantine regulations. The marine hospital service is labor ing earnestly to keep Infectious disease out of the country, and at San Fran cisco is directing Its efforts practically against bubobic plague, the Introduc tion of which Is feared from the Orient The local quarantine authorities at San Francisco have, it is said, disregard ed the national quarantine regulations which the federal authorities believe It Is absolutely necessary to enforce. MEXICAN PRISONERS TORTURED. CHICAGO. Aug. 24. A special to the Chronicle from Austin, Texas, says: The recent torture inflicted upon six Mexican prisoners confined In the Htd aliro county Jail by the officials of that county, In an effort to extort confes sions, has become an International aft air. Four of the prisoners claim to be citizens of Mexico and they appealed to Present Dlas for aid and redress. The appeal was referred to the Mex ican amdassador at Washington. The latter has taken the matter in hand. TRANSPORT ATHENIAN SAILS. SEATTLE, Aug. 24. The transport Athenian sailed for Manila tonight Sh. carried 100 men of the Third cavalry and 450 horses. tvwnsJ9 (VI. . WFW YORK.