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ASTOIMA, (WKGON, WKDM ESUAY - MORNING. SEPTEMBER 6. J8f
Our stw Una, Crouse A Brandtf
make, baa bn Mteoted not only with
vtiw to tbi desirability of tb ttyl
mod pattsrn but also oa account of
suptrlor wearing qualltlaa,
San Francisco, CiL
Writ Ua for
Here Is a List
01 some High Grade Goods at moderate prices
' KAtSTOX HEALTH POUDS In great n'rlct
- - - good things. : . -
ROSS, HIGGINS & CO
fleui Zealand Fire InsuFanee Go
Of New Zealand.
W. P. Thomas, Mgr. San Francisco.
UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDERS.
Subscribed Capital - . $5,000,000
Taid-Up Cupitul - . . 1,000,000
Assets in United States . . 300,000
Surplus to Policy Iloldors 1,718,792
Has boon Underwriting on the J?ncific Coast over Twenty-two years
SAHUEL ELMORE & CO.,
Resident Agents, Astoria, Oregon
Our Fall and Wlntr stocks of tb
vtrjr brat mftkta ana try latttt tyls
hav hn received and (or low prtota
ana xollnt valuta cannot b equaUd.
Cora. 1 12th Streets
All etcel rang because you unfortunately
bought a cheap cna. Buy , , . .
They arc warranted n every particular, Ly a
firm 02 yean in the business. . . . . . ,
-BOB IJOND STREET
New Crape and
Waterman Fountain Pens
Hex Decorated Caper
and EnvIopioo g
Tin a Specialty.
"""" ' " fresh from the mills.
. ; AKOHATIC Sl'JCCa guaranteed the finest.
TILIMANN'S l'URB EXTRACTS.
CHASE ft SANBORN'S COFPEES are un
rivalled, Together with a host of other
Labor! Asks Humbert and Wit
Hani for Witnesses.
FORMER MILITARY ATTACHES
If Griatci reralisloa Their Evidence
It Ii Expected Will Result Ii
KKNNE8. Bopt Laborl thla
afternoon telegraphed personal apptala
(o Emperor William ana King Hum
bert to grant permission to Colonel
8chwarxkoppen and Colonel Panlaxardl,
th Oernian and Italian military at-
tachr In Pari. In 14, to come to
IWnnea to teatlfy In th trial of Cap
tain Dreyfus. Thla It the nwt
v( th. day and th chief topic of con
versation In the cafet and reaorta of th
journalist thla evening. ,
Tho appeals were couched In lo- J
quent term., Invoking th. assistant-, of
their majesties In th. nam. of jutllc.
and humanity. They weie, quite tup
plamentnry to a formal application
that will bo made by the government
commlaary. Major Carrier.. The de
mand of M. Laborl that the court
martial ahould Imu a proceat subject
must consult thlr reipectlve sovereigns
cam. like a thunderbolt at today'. tes
lon. The ttep It fraught with mo
mentoui cons-quence. at It affordt Em
peror William an opportunity again to
auume hi favorite' role of arbitrator
of the destinies of the world. No one
will be surprised If Colonel gchwart-
koppen. In the name of th kalter.
make declaration that will practically
decide reialta of th. trial.
Both Bchwarakoppen and Panlwardl
mux consult their respective aoverlgns
bp for tuning, but counael for Drey-
fut fully expect them to arrive here,
If they com. at all. In Una to glv
their testimony Thuraday, In which
cat the trial would probably conclude
thla week and a verdict be delivered
Friday or Saturday. Thli I th view
that obtalna thla evening, different
somewhat from the feeling earlier In
Colonel Jouantte told Dmuige at
the end of the tension that ha re
A tplendld lot ot tb oetebrated
Southern Oregon peachea Juat
In abundance and of all varl
. Tb. mott complete (election In
the city and all fifth and crltp.
Prompt delivery to
all parts of the city
and onttilde. points.
Foard & Stokes Co.
Will Ilk. It; to will th. eook.
Star Estate Ranee
Satisfy all who uu th.m.
It your better half doea th cooking,
that It an anlltt.nal reason why there
ahould be a Star Estate Range In your
klii hen. The u of them prevent! worry
481 Bond Street.
ceived official notification that Colonel
Bchwarakoppen and Panhtardl were
cortnug to apoe, n would 6 pre
pared to adjourn the trial pending their
arrival. An adjournment at t hour
would probably give them tlm. to get
her.. A. remarkabl. climax and on.
that th. significance of the relations
between th eminent advocate who are
conducting the defonaa, la th fact that
M, Laborl telgraphtd the Oarman
emperor and tba king of Italy on bit
own initially without contultlng or
advitlng M. Demang.i
' 'The appearance of Colonelt Bchwart.
koppen and Panliaardl would be the
mott eonaatlonai aa Well aa th moat
Important Incident of the entire trial.
Their depoetilon would be formal and
an emphatic declaration that they nev
er bad any relation With the accuaed,
and they would make luch a tlatement'
that the court mutt order an acquittal.
Tbuae who are In tba confidence of
counael animated Wllb lb defenae.
expreea a Orm oovlction that Dreyfua
will now b acquitted. Neverthlea.
on of the moat "prominent general
arllb whom a eorreapandent of the Aa
aoclated Preea on varied today, de
clared hlmeelf "quite pleaaod with the
progreaa of tb trial thua far" and
waa confident of a gonclutlon "emin
ently aatitfactory totua proaecutlon."
Art Admitting Mongolian to Phila
delphia Convention Being Abutted.
NEW YORK, Sept,' S.-A peclal to
the Herald from Washington, aaya:
ORtclala of the treaaury department
are taking meaaureaj to prevent the
wholeaale imuggllng (t Chinamen Into
the United Slate under the act au
thoring them to be brought Into the
United Btate. to take part In the Phil
In th. laat day of th. laat congress
an art waa pasted euapendlng the
Chinese exclusion law ao far aa to au
thor! the admlaalon of Chlneae to
take part In the eipoaltlon. The act
I ao worded that tb treaaury official!
have no discretion, but mutt admit aa
many Chinamen aa the exposition
manager want. The concession for
the Chlneae exhibit waa given to Tee
Phon Lon. who appeared at the treas
ury department and Vnalatad on having
entrance granted to CO of hi country
men. He I the sole judge aa to who
hall come In. He mutt furnish a
Hat of them to the collector of customs
In San Francisco and th collector
must bo satisfied that the persons
brought In are the one on the list
Further than this he cannot go.
The law provides that all he China
men brought In must leave the coun
try wl'hln three months after the close
of the exposition. This means that
for three months the treasury officials
cannot touch them and by the ex
plration of that time they can be
scattered all over the United States.
WILL SOON BE QUELLKD.
Admiral Dewey Expresses Favorable
Opinion on Philippine War.
GIBRALTAR. Sept. .-Admiral
Dewey today expressed a favorable
opinion aa to the outcome of the war
In the Philippine Islands, aaylng that
he hoped th. next decision would ee
the Insurrection quelled. The admiral
said he did not expect to go on sea
service, again except In the event ot
war. and that he will probably retire
DEATH OF JOHN T. M'KANE.
NEW YORK. Sept. 5.-John Y. Mc
Kane, the well known political boss of
Brooklyn, who served a term In the
state prison, died tonight.
'Hie I'.lectrlc Doctor.
The most powerful engine must
stop If the tires are not fed.
Alan Is the most wonderful
piece of machinery in the
world, yet no matter bow
strung and well made his bodi
ly frame maye be. If the Are
of life within him Is not con
ttantly fed his limbs and mus
cles become powerless and use
less. The reason- men become
helpless and diseased Is be
cause the food they oat, the
water they drink and the air
they breathe, which Is the fuel
of life. Is not properly appro
priated by the stomach, lungs
and nutritive organB. It Is not
completely transformed into the
strength and working power
which It to man what steam Is
to the engine. The vital power
and nerve force has vanished
from the system. Sickness Is
the result. If we fall to restore
this nerve energy we cannot ex
pect health. If you have taken
the "drug cure" you know the
result. Call on me at my office
and let me explain my new
svstem of applying electricity.
Don't condemn It until you
STYNKK, the Flectrlc Doctor,
Main Street House, 159 9th St.
Advice and Electrical Disease
Hours: W to 4 and 7 to 8 daily.
Great Activity in English Ad
miralty and War Offices.
REFUGEES AT CAPE TOWN
eai or Lirf. Flaaaclal louts
Lcarlaf Jalaaacatarf- Hatlm
LONDON, Sept .-Premier Sails
bury will come to London today from
Wailraer to confer with Secretary of
Stale for the Col on lea Joaepb Chamber
lain and a cabinet council baa been
(ummoned for rrlday, argent message
having been sent to all ministers re
questing their attendance.
There la great activity at the adml
rally and war office. Numtroua tele
gram from South Africa arrived at
the colonial office yesterday bat their
content have not been male public
General Lord Wolaely, field marshal
and commander-in-chief, U In dally
communication with the war office.
Tb. Dally Mail expresses the opinion
that "the next move will 6. an ultl
matura unleM President Kruger yields.
It declare that 150,000 men la outside
th. number that tb. Transvaal govern
ment can put In the field.
LEA VINO JOHANNESBURG.
Heads of Large Financial Houaea ilov
ing to Cap. Town.
JOHANNESBURG. Sept 5.-Pnblic
anexlty thowt no abatement aa the ex
odua of the population continue. The
staffs ot aeveral financial houaea are
leaving tonight with their booka for
At a public meeting held at Boka-
burg. the field cornet guaranteed the
safety of all residents of tb district
He announced that the natives would
be transported Immediately upon the'
declaration of war In trucks that were
wailing at every railway station, and
he advised the families to group
themselves and that lupsrintendenta be
appointed to take charge ot each group.
VOLKSRAAD DEBATES FIXED.
PRETORIA. Sept 5. The Volksraad
today accepted Mr. Coester's motion to
fix the debates to grow out ot the In
terpellatlon of the government aa to
the assembling of the British troops
along the Transvaal borders for Thurs
REPORTS ARB VAGUE.
British War Office Denies Reserves
Hav. Been Called Out
LONDON, Sept. 5. Latest news re
ceived In this city from various points
In South Africa is vague and contra'
dtctory. Nothing more Is known re
garding the status of negotiations be
tween Qreat - Britain and the Trans
vaal than waa learn d yesterday. Of
ftcals of the British war office ' em
phatlcally deny that reserves have
been called out, or that any steps have
been taken to that end. The after
noon papers follow the lead of the
morning papers in taking an extremely
grave view of the situation, although
the war office denials all tend to allay
the wildly alarmist reports current last
The Boer organs here, the Standard
and Diggers News, today print a dis
patch from Pretoria saying the tension
there was apparently less severe, and
It was believe arrangements for the
proposed conference at Cape Town
would be completed, although President
Kruger is unlikely to attend. The opin
ion ot those who likely regard the be
ginning of war between Great Britain
and the Transvaal aa a matter ot only
a short time Is voiced by the St.
James'Gaxette, which aays today:
"News concerning the crisis Is very
grave. We learn that three more In
fantry brigades have been ordered to
Cape Colony, Including the Gordons,
of Dargal fame, one battalion of High
land light Infantry who fought In Crete,
tho Second battalion of the Black
Watch and Second battalion of the
"These regiments are under orders to
be ready to leave in 24 hours' notice.
Officers and men are delighted at the
prospects of active service. In service
circles, war la considered absolutely
certain. The admiralty have a number
of transports ready to convey troops to
Cape Colony. The Boers, while pro
crastinating in regard to their reply,
have been making every preparation
for war, and are contemplating raiding
the Natal frontier. Lalng's Neck,
which Is the sole route from the Trans
vaal to Natnl, Is undefended."
JJ.-Lll-... . -J 'IL.
THE FLAQUE SPREADING.
hurst, governor of
court of a speech at Poena said not
the plague waa spreading and that
owing to the failure of the Monsoon
not only the plague waa In the midst
of the people but grim famine waa star
ing at.thm. He expressed th hope
that the September rains would com
to their relief and stated that In the
meantime arrangements would be made
to open relief routes.
0. A. R. VETERANS REVIEWED
BY PRESIDENT M' KIN LET.
Encampment at Philadelphia Address
ed by the President, After Which
Sampson's Squadron Visited.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept l-Prert-dent
McKlnley l today reviewed the
parade of the national encampment of
th. a. A. R-, and delivered a brief ad
dress of welcome to the veterans, and
visited Admiral Sampson's fleet and
attended a banquet tonight after wblcb
he left for Washington.
The Grand Army parade today was
six hours and ten minutes In passing
tb. reviewing stand. After a portion
of the department of Pennsylvania bad
paaaed these veterans bringing up the
rear. President McKlnley left to visit
Admiral Sampson's fleet Governor
Stone reviewing the remainder of the
Wbn the Oblo pot appeared the
aged paradera became wild with en
thusiasm. One veteran oroke rank
and standing before hla comrades,
sbouted "Three cheers for the biggest
man on earth. Major Win. McKlnley,
This invitation for cheers was fol
lowed by a mighty roar which was
echoed and re-echoed among the r pecu
lators for blocks.
The visit ot the president to the
squadron proved to be the greatest
marine spectacle ever seen here. It
waa the Intention to have President
McKlnley visit only the New York, but
be grew so entbustaatlc over the great
fighters that he visited the flagship
New York, the cruiser Brooklyn and
the battleships Indiana, Massachusetts
and Texaa. There waa almost a con
tinuous roar of guns during the one
and three quarter hours that it took to
Inspect the vessels. In all, S2 guns
were fired by the squadron hi president
The president was received at the
gang way by Rear Admiral Sampson
and staff officers of the ship. Call to
quarters waa sounded and evry man
on board the ship sprang to bis place
aa though an engagement was about to
start The sight greatly pleased the
president ' Mr. McKlnley was then
showen over the whole ship.
PROSPECTORS DIE ON
THE VALDEZ GLACIER.
Survivors Arrive on the City of Topeka
and Bring Stories of Misfortune
PORT TOWNSEND. Wash.. Sept I.
Among the passengers on the steamer
City of Topeka. which arrived tonight
from Alaska, were a number of miners
from Copper river.
W. E. Hendricks, ot Hanford. CaL,
after 1 months prospecting returns
with nothing but the clothes on. his
back, having loat everything in trying
to cross the Valdei glacier. He reports
the death of D. F. Dunham, of San
Francisco, by drowning while attempt
Ing to cross one of the glacier streams
early In August
The body of a man named Smith, a
jeweler, from Chicago; who was froxen
on the glacier last November was found
imbedded In the Ice.
U C. B. Nadeau, of Pyscht Washing
ton, Is the only one? of a party of three
who returned to tell the tale of misfor
tunes and death. Nadeau spent J1.500
In his. search for gold and returns a
physlclal wreck. His partners were
Edward Dreyfus, of Nova Scotia, who,
last November succumbed to scurvy
and John Starr, of Paterson, N. J., who
w aa drowned.
THE CORN CROP.
Largest Crop on Record Will
Harvested This Year.
CHICAGO. Sept. . The Tribune
Only an accident can prevent the
breaking of all previous records by the
corn crop production of the United
States this year. A canvass of the
eight states which raise the bulk of
the corn of this country warrants an
estimate above that of 1S96, which here
tofore haB been the record and there
la much In the advices received to Jus
tify a prediction that the crop will
pproxlmate 2.500,000.000 bushels.
The state producing the largest
amount Is Kansas, 310,000,000 bushels,
Nebraska producing 310,000,000.
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
Proposed Effective Blockade
; Around Luzon.
MAY ROT BE FEASIBLE
Rot Eaoaf a Troops as J LI, tit Dau.&t
Vceaala to Carry Oat tba
WASHINGTON, Sept. S.-Tbe mat
ter of making an effective blockade In
the Philippines and especially around
the island of Luion, so as to prevent
the Insurgents from obtaining ammuni
tion and supplies, la giving the army
considerable concern. '
It baa not been deemed feasible to
proclaim a blockade, as It would indi
cate a state of war and possibly open
the way to a recognition of the insur
gents. Whether or not it I feasible ,
to attack, aubdue and garrison all the
port of the Luxon which mlgh serv.
as ports of supply for the Filipinos,
has not yet been determined. Here
tofore there have not been sufficient
troops In Luxon to make Ibis possible,
and the question will now arise wheth
er troops had beat be spared for this
The president baa been Kdvlsed that
the navy should be utilized for the pur
pose of preventing the introduction of
contraband of war and supplies for the
Filipinos. At every port a naval vessel
would have to be stationed, and under
tb military law of the Island every In
coming vessel could be made to ex
hibit its manifest One trouble about
carrying out this plan la the fact that
there Is not a sufficient number ot light
draught vessels to go Into all the places
where the Filipinos can receive their
supplies. . :
STATE ASYLUM BOARD
ELECTS A SUPERINTENDENT.
J. F. Calbert Chosen to Succeed D. A.
Paine M. L. Chamberlain Suc
ceeds O Dell.
SaLEM, Ore., Sept 5. The asylum
board today elected J. F. Calbreat, of
McMlnnvlIte, to succeed O. A. Paine
as superintendent of the Insane asylum.
The leading candiiatea for the position
were Drs. Calberat, Pain, and J. N.
Smith. The contest for the office has
been a warm one and the probable re
sult has been the leading topic In po
litical circles In Salem for some time.
The agreement among the members ot
the board, resulting in the election ot
Calbreat, also Includes the election of
M. L. Chamberlain to succeed W. H.
O'Dell as clerk of school land board. '
Dr. Calbreat Is the leading physician
of Yamhill county and of a wide rep
utation In the Willamette valley. He
was senator from Yamhill In the leg
islatures of '95 and '97, Is a republican
county central committeeman for Yam
hill and was a delegate to the republi
can state convention held at Astoria
' " i
SCHURMAN GETS ANOTHER JOB.
Roosevelt Appoints Him Delegate to
Chicago Trust Convention.
NEW YORK. Sept. 5. A special to
the Herald from Washington, aays:
President Schurman, of Cornell uni
versity, will accept Governor Roose
velt's appointment as a delegate to the
trust convention in Chicago, though he
does not expect to be able to attend
the first sessions.
"As it Is a matter, the serious study
of which Is really Just beginning, I
don't care to commit myself to definite
conclusions," said President Schurman
GATLING GUN ASKED FOR.
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 6.-Governor
Candler was asked today to send a
gatllng gun to Brunswick, Ga. The re
quest comes because of the Implied
threat In a statement made by a negro
editor that armed negroes were ready
to sustain hira In whatever he aald or
MARELEHEAD AT 'FRSCO.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6.-The
cruiser Marblehead arrived today.
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