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TILLMAXN'S t'UKE EXTRACTS.
CHASE ft SAXHORN'S COPFEES are on
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Verdict la Dreyfus Case Will Be
BOTH SIDLS ARE COnFIDtlU,
hit Cxcladt Evidence and Rave
Reached Concluiloa- Forma
of the Verdict.
flEN.N'tfl, Sept. t.-Tixlay cam. tbt
halnnln of lh n. nt h. IWu,
trial. With tht .peech of tht govern-1 pronounce agalmK im by a ott of
m.nt eommloary, Major Carrlere, thei'nur to three. Thai In, bt. would bt
cat. entered upon the final atag. of i freed tvtn thougb ?lht Judgea In hi
pleading, and a verdict will bt dellv- 'avor ahould bt in ht minority. But
.red Monday. Ther. la tv.n talk to
night of the trial ending tomorrow by
holding an extra aranlon for U. Laborl'.
lh and tht deliberation of th.
Thla, however, la cooaldercd unlikely
aa the government la anxlou to have four to three, or tbret to four, will aet
the Judgment wlthhnld over Sunday him at liberty, while tht unanimity.
In orUvr to avert the dcraon.tratlon j lx to ont or flvt to two will convict
which would prvbably divert bloodihed I nlm. If convicted, tht Judgment will
on a dny wh-n workmen are free. Th j bt carried to th military court of ap
governnient I not only fearful ivgard-1 peal, which will fee a formal matter.
Ing Kenne. but I particularly con- I Th .peclal court Will only aquaah the
cerned regarding Tarl and other large
town whert the paaalona have bttn
healed and a verdict, whenever It I
given, I practically certain to- glvt
rise to trouble. It I undentood that
the government ha Intimated It de
Ir to tht president of the court mar
tial, Colunel Jouan.te, and there I
no reaon to believe that h will not
fall In with their view.
Colonel Jouan.t thl morning took
th moat Important dectaton yet taken,
and took It entirely upon hla own rt
tpon.lblllty, although he la undoubted
ly only the moutb-plect of tht whole
body of Judge. Ill declalon to extlud
th te.tlniony of Colonel Bchwarskop
ptn and Maior PaaUaanii waa moat
Igntdrtnt a It meant that tht aourt
had already reached a conclusion, and
tht pleading of counael wer mere
ly a wait of time and might b di
pnd with If they wer tot a ncea
lty The court baa mad up It mind,
but which way? Thl la the ltw point
and form the ole topic of dlacu.tlon.
Doth ildi art equally confident ' that
th. court will, decide In accordance
with their view. ' '
DreyfuiarJ declare that tlw Judge
cannot condemn Cairain Prayfu aft.r
. : j . .u.
A .plendla lot of th celebrated
Bouthern Oregon peaches Just
In abundant and ot all vwrl
Th most complet aeleotlon In
tht city and all fresh and crl.p.
Prompt delivery to
all rartitot the city
and outside points.
Foard & Stokes Co.
Will Ilk It! o will th. took.
Star Estate Range
Satlify all who u. them. ,
If your better halt does the cooking,
that Is an addltUnal reason why tbere
should b a Star Estate Karge in your
kitchen. Tht us. of them prevents worry
W. J. SCULLY, Agsnt.
431 Bond Street.
rejecting docl.lv. .vdenc which Col
ocel Bchwarskoppen and Panlsurdl
would havt given In bit favor. Antl
Dreyfusardi, on th. other hand. x-
plain todsy't rullnc on the (round
that th. judge recognise that the evi
dence) of th. two military attache.
would b worthies., because tber would
bt morally bound to ear. their agent
at any cost
From a popular potnt of view, th.
cent In the court room when Colonel
Jjuanst. deliver. Judgment will be
dives'. 1 of Its moat tensatlonal feature,
owing to th. abaeara of th. central
"rur. Captain Dreyfu. will be taken
to an adjaexnt room when the Judge.
retire to con.lder tti.lr rerdict The
public will thui b. fobbed of th. rpeo
! i ot n .motion which art bound
to pt or IM moat prjrouna wnetner tne
derree aenda him ta the arm. of hit
family or back to penal tattlement
Th. verdict may bt condemnation, un
equivocal acquittal or a form of ac
quittal that would bt equivalent to the
ftcotcb verdict "not proven." The U.t
I Will bt tht CU. If !tht Judge ShOtlld
thii naturally would be very unMtla
factory aa he would bear tht itigma
for the rat of bla day.
Captain Dreyfua tnua baa fivt cbano-(-.
agalnal tht proeecutlon'. three. Tht
unanimity, all to one, flvt to two.
Indictment and order a retrial tr ti
hould bt Mtabllshed that the present
courtmartlal haa trred In the matter
of procedure. Thl la In the hlghret
degret Improbable.; The court of cassa
tion will alo bavt th right to order a
retrial. Thl I the only loophole for
Dreyfua. . Extraordinary meaaurea
hav been taken to spirit Dreyfua away
whether acqultUd or recondemned.
8HAFTER WA8 I'NDErt FIRE,
He Writes a Letter to Thank a Clergy
man Who Defended Him
CHICAGO, Sept. T.-Major General
Phafter. command of the department
of the Pacific XJmit. haa written a
letter to Rev. C. O. Brown, pastor of
the Green treet Congregational
church, In which he defends himself
acalnut the charge that h wa not
undt-r Are at Santiago, by dating that
hn.t he been at the front, he could
hv been of no more service to th
army than a brigade commander.
The letter was written by General
Phafu-r to acknowledge the defense of
his conduct msde by Rev. Mr. Brown
In a recent speech at Toledo against
an attack by General Sherwood. The
Rev. Mr. Brown said in his speechMhat
be did not believe General Shatter won
his victory with a telephone or from a
buckboard, but that the campaign was
without a parallel In wlftnea of
In addition to thanking th Rev. Mr.
Brown for bl defense, General Shatter
flatly denlea the charge that b. wa
not under flr.
HOT WEATHER EAST.
CHICAGO, Sept T.Extremely high
temperature continue throughout th
Mississippi and Missouri valley. Many
points report that the dry. hot weather
I causing heavy losses to corn, parti
cularly gloomy reports coming from
Central Illinois. Nebraska reports a
falling off of 15 per cent In conditions
during the past wek. But few pros
tratlons are reported.
The K.lectric Uoctor.
The most powerful engine must
stop If the" fires are not fed.
Man is the most wonderful
piece ot machinery In the
world, yet no matter how
strong and well made hla bodi
ly frame may be, If the fire
of life within him Is not con
stantly ted his limbs and mus
cles become powerless and use
less. The reason men become
helpless and diseased Is be
cause the food they eat, tht
water thev drink and the air
they breathe, which Is the fuel
of life, Is not properly appro
priated by the stomach, lungs
and nutritive organs. It Is not
completely transformed Into the
strength and working power
which Is to man what steam la
to the engine. The vital power
and nerve force haa 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
j understand It.
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: Advice and Electrical Pisense
j Reading Free.
Hours: 10 to 4 and 7 to 8 dally,
Tbe Boers Are Ccrct ntratlre on
EXCITEMENT IN THE RAAD
Fitry Spccctei ftti $i Kmc c r Ur-
cei Moderttloa-Ro Actio a
CAPE TOWN, Midnight. gepL T. Th
Boers, It I stated positively, art con
centrating on th border.
EXCITEMENT IN THE RAAD.
Chamberlain Charged With Trying to
Get Poasetlon of th Transvaal.
PRETORIA. Sept 7.-There wa
great excitement In th first raad to
day on Mr. Coetxer Interpellation of
the government regarding the presence
of British troop on th border and the
(toppsge of ammunition consigned to
tht Trans vaaL
President Kruger, member of the
executive council and th. most of tht
principal official were present
Coetxer and other member mad vio
lent speeches, declaring that they could
not understand Sir Alfred Mllner re
ply, which said that troop were mass
ed on the the border to protect British
Interest, since the Transvaal had nev
er threatened th English colon lea.
"It la time," exclaimed Coetxer. 'for
tbt Transvaal also to prepare for even
tualities." One member said:
"England' action Is like putting a
revolver In man' fact."
Another concluded a war like haran
gue In thl strain:
"It I time to send our burgher to
the border to ask these troops what
they want The Are la bound to .tart
Bo let them light It and allow It to
burn quickly. War Is better than the
present state of affairs. Business Is
ruined and the public treasury Is dry
ing up. Chamberlain la trying to ruin
President Kruger, rising, said:
"Allena have been offered equal
rights with the burghers, but have re
fused thera. Mr. Chamberlain Is
striving to get the franchise, which the
L'ltlanders do not want; but what be
really desires Is possession of the
Transvaal. The burgher are wilting
to concede much for the sake of peace,
but will never sacrifice their Independ
After eulogising Gladstone's action of
retrocession In 1SS1, a noble deed, Pres.
ldent Kruger said that If It now came
to fighting, the Almighty would be the
arbiter. He urged the member of the
road to how moderation, reminding
them that a reply from Chamberlain
was enroute and pointing out that If
a proposal for the commission agreed
to by tne repunuo n wouia sena Del
egate to further discuss matters and,
If possible, to make peace. The raad
rose without passing any resolution.
TRANSCRIPT OF BOER'S REPLY.
Copy of Transvaal Government's Re.
ply to British Terms.
LONDON. Sept. 7. Mr. Chamber
lain remained at the foreign office un
til shortly before midnight last night
He declined to make a statement re
garding the Transvaal situation, but
expressed a desire to see a. copy of the
following transcript of the Transvaal
government's reply, Issued by the
Transvaal agent In Brussels tonight,
which was forwarded to him by the
"In reply to the last dispatch of the
; British government, the Transvaal gov
ernment on Saturday handed to the
British agent In Pretoria, a response,
of which the following Is the purport:
"The government of the South Afri
can republic regrets that Great Britain
is of the opinion that it Is unable to
accept the proposals made In the dis
patches ot August It and August 21, by
which terms for obtaining tho fran
chise was fixed at five years and the
representation of the Wltwatersand
dispatches was concluded. The govern
ment regrets this the more. Inasmuch
as It considered Itself able to deduce
from the negotiations previous to Its
formal proposals that the latter
would be accepted by the British gov
ernment In these conditions the
Transvaal considers its proposals are
annulled and finds It necessary to sub
mit them to the volksraad and the
people. It remains of the opinion that
Its proposals are - very liberal and
more extensive than those presented to
the British high commissioner at
Bloemfonteln. It Is also of the opinion
thtit the conditions attaelied to these
proposals are reasonable.
"Th Transvaal never desired Great
Britain to abandon any rights pos-
sessed by virtue of the London conven
tion of lht or by virtue of Interna
tional law. Tbe Transvaal still hopes
that these declaration will lead to a
good understanding and a solution of
the existing difference."
With, regard to th question of
suzerainty, the Transvaal government
refers to the dispatch of April It, 1891,
and consider It unnecessary to repeat
that dispatch. " Tbt reply then pro
ceed to say:
'The Tranavaal government has al
ready made known to the British agent
Its objection to accepting the pro
posals contained In th high commis
sioner's telegram of August t, suggest
ing the appointment of delegate to
draw up a report on the last electoral
law voted by the volksraad. If tbe on
sided examination referred to in the
lart British dispatch should . how that
tbt existing electoral law can be made
more efficient, the Transvaal govern
ment I ready to make a proposal to
th volksraad with thl object. It Is
also disposed to furnish all tbe Infor
mation possible, but Is of the opinion
that tbe result of such an Inquiry, o
far aa regard a useful appreciation of
tht law, will be of little value. Never
theless, the government to very de
sirous of satisfying Great Britain In
tbe matter of electoral law and tbe
representation of the mining district."
The reply then refer to Mr. Cham
berlain' proposals respecting a Joint
Inquiry and aay:
Considering that by these proposal
Great Britain doe not aim at any In
terference In the affair ot the Trans
rial and that th action would not be
regarded a a precedent, but haa solely
tor It object to ascertain whether tbe
franchise law fulfill IU purpose. The
Transvaal government will await the
ulterior proposal of Great Britain a
to the eventual constitution of such a
commission a well aa th place and
time ot meeting."
Tbe Transvaal government further
propose at an early date to tend
fresh reply to the letter of July V, and
expresses satisfaction that Great Bri
tain has declared a readiness to nego
tiate on the question of a court of ar
bitration. It ay It would like to
learn, however, whether the free tate
burgher would be admitted to such a
court and what would be the acope of
th pourt's decisions. It appearing to
the Transvaal government that the
restrictions Imposed will prevent the
attainment of the object aimed at
With regard to the ulterior conference.
the Transvaal await the communica
tion of Great Britain.
The Brussels sgent of the Transvaal
claims that In making Its recent pro
posals, the Transvaal government has
acted on the advice of the British
agent in Pretoria, Conyngham Greene.
BOERS ARE PREPARING.
JOHANNESBURG. Sept 7. At a
meeting of the war commission held at
the fort, a complete scheme waa draft
ed. It Is said, for protecting and pro
visioning the town In the event of ho-
tllitie. Commander VlUoen. of the
Transvaal forces, says that martial
law will be proclaimed immediately up
on the receipt ot ultimatum from Grant
Brltlftn and a tribunal has been estab
lished to assume the necessary func
tions when the state of siege Is pro
WAR "FEVER GROWING.
London Times Call on Government to
Convoke Parliament v l'
LONDON. Sept 7.-4 a. m.-The
colonial offlee officials were busy until
after i o'clock this morning. Dispatch
es have been passing by sepeclal mes
sengers between the queen and Lord
Salisbury for the last few days.
There Is a persistent rumor that In
the event of war, General Sir Evlyn
Wood, adjutant general of the forces
will have supreme command, General
Sir Reivers Buller having the field
command with Colonel Lord Raul San-
ford Methuen as chief of staff. The
Times advises the government to con
voke parliament Immediately It nec
essary, to vote tne neeaea supplies
adding that "a further loss of time
would be dangerous and humiliating."
BT THE SOUND ROUTE.'
Another Detachment of Regulars
Going to Manila From Seattle.
PORT TOWNSEND, Sept. 7. Bat
tery B, Third artillery, United States
army, arrived here yesterday on the
steamship Queen and Immediately pro
ceeded to Fort Flagler, where they
pitched their tents, awaiting comple
tion of quarters. The battery Is under
command of Captain J. D. C. Hasklns.
v jjssiuiuy Purs
Makes the food more delicious end wholesome
Campaign la tbe Pbillppfaes Win
Be Commenced at Once.
OFFICIALS LAYING PLAKS
Hew Troota Will March Arabia
ftebcla of Lazoi-Arev and '
fivy ta Cooperate.
WASHINGTON. Sept 7.-Tht activ
ity of th war department office) and
the close figuring that la being done re
garding th available fore In the Phil"
Ipplnes Indicate an early movement.
It has been known that a forward
movement wa contemplated In No
vember, but there are Indication that
tht campaign may begin at least a
month earlier if there ahould be fay
orabJe weather condition.
By October L General Otis will tav
an army of 11,900 effective fighting roes.
With the arrival at Manila of other
troop now being raised. It Is suggested
there may be formed another oorpa
for the purpose of pursuing the FlLlpl-
nos In tome other part of th Island
of Ltuon. In thl connection It la
known that many officer look with
favor upon the suggestion that an army
should be landed at Llngayen and
move down the Dagupan railway, thus
taking the army of Agulnaldo In th
rear. Thla will necessitate tbe co-operation
of the navy, and officials of tht .
navy department have consulted with
tht war department a to what can bt
done to, advantage In thl direction.
The navy ho offered to tend a squad
ron to Llngayen bay, subdue tht
town and occupy It thus making ft
safe binding for' the army should a.
plan of attack be decided upon.
KRUGER 8 EXPLANATION.
Ht Denounces English Aggrenlona a
a Scheme to Destroy HI ?
Government -.. . :t
NEW YORK. Sept 7. The World to
day publishes the following dispatch
from Paul Kruger, president of the
South African Republic, In response to
a message sent by that paper:
"I gladly accede to your request to
put the Boer side before the American
public. The present agitation against
this republic emanates partly from a
certain section of. British resident to
whom the .existence of the republic,
which embraces the most flourishing
parts of South Africa, la standing eye
sore and who suffer from the prevailing
jingo mania, partly also from mining;
capitalists, who, not content with hav
ing the best mining lands In the world,
wish also to have complete control of
alt legislation and administration. 'M
"The franchise voting question wa
taken up by England because It waa
thought the republlo would not yield .
on that point Now that the altered
franchise doe not materially differ
from the American It la In many re
spects easier, the agitation has become
worse. The object clearly Is the des
truction of our republlo and the com
plete control of the richest mines in
"The press, entirely controlled by
capitalists, spreads unprecedented mis
representation and prejudice through
out the world against the Boer repub
lic. "We are determined to defend to the
utmost that freedom and self govern
ment for which our people have shed
blood In every part of South Africa.
Though we have no such powerful
friend as you proved to Veneiuela and
to other republics, we have strong faith
that the came of freedom and repub
licanism will triumph In the end."
PARISIAN GETS THE CONTRACT.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 7. A Jury
composed of Americans and foreign
architects has awarded M. Barnard, a
Parlsan architect, the first prise In
the competition sponsored by Mrs.
Phoebe Hearst, who offered a prize for
the best plan for a new building for
the University of California. The ulti
mate cost of the Improvements will
reach Into the millions. Mrs. Hearst
will defray the expenses of the pro
posed additions to the university.
prmrt n eo.. nfw yokk.