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Aasota . 2,645,114
Assota in United States . . 300,000
Surplus to Tolicy Holders . . 1,718,792
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Select Bran . . .
Bocri' Reply to Chamberlain's
Dispatck Is Favorable.
ADHERES TO FRANCHISE LAW
Suf ntlona Which Orcat Britain May
Mata la Retard to tb Law
Will bt Coasiderel
LONDON, HriH. 16.-A special dii-
patch from Pretoria iiyi:
Th. Trn.vl adhere to the even
fran framhl.e luw but I willing to
roii.ld-T, an J If neveminry adopt, any
usgestlon Great Ilrluln may make
with want to the wot king of th law.
In rtnrj to th other point In
Chamberlain' dispatch, the Transvaal
reply tn ntn by the London convention.
It li all that th. reply In couched In
MORE HdHEIt FEKl.INM.
Efforts to II 'Id Man M.-etliiK In New
Yolk to Denounce Dreyfus
NEW YoltK. Sept. li.-Th.ru will
be no ma meeting In I 111. city to pro-
let (valn.t '.he condemnation of Drey
fu. Effort t made to arrange
urh gathering, but the men who
acre tnkrd to take a leading part de
dined t do m and expressed the
opinion (hat the movement a ml
tuke. Con.e-iuently the promoter of
the aftalr decided to abandon the Idc
Former Mayor Kirong who was linked
to preside; Former 8-reiary of the In
terior 1111., President Outsgenhclmer of
the municipal council, and other men
of (landing told th advocate of the
mas raveling plan that they would do
Dreyfus' ratine more harm than good
by holding It and that they could not
content to participate In It.
It became evident that there I very
little basis for the talk of boycotting the
Pari expoaltlon becaUNe of th second
verdict against Dreyfu. Represent'
tlv men expressed the view that the
entire French nation hou!d not be eon.
bemned because of the action of a
military clique and that the feeling
aroused by th Dreyfu verdict ihould
not be allowed to Interfere with the
I think that agitation tending to
arouse bltternes between thl coun-
A plendld lot ot th celebrated
Southern Oregon pcachei Juit
In abundance and of all varl
Th moat complete selection In
th. city and all freih and crUp.
Prompt delivery to
nil parts of the city
and outside poluU.
Foard & Stokes Co.
Ho lay was always so light
and well baked.
Well there Is a knack In mak
But don't forget the kind of
stove or range used makes a
difference. Hi mother used a
Star Estate Fenge
W. J. SCULLT. Agent,
1SI Bond Street.
try and F'r.uir becaun. of th. Dreyfus
trial place u In rather a ridlculou
position," said Corn-llu N. HUM. "My
opinion like that of most other Ameri
can. I (hit a great Injumice ha been
doti, but talk uvuotting the exposi
tion because of It, I foolish."
"We should pay no attention what
.ver to the Dreyfus case," said former
Mayor William Btrong. "That I ' a
matter of their own over there anil
what the Judges hay decided should
not Interfere with the exposition In any
William F. King, prwldent of the
Merchants' Affoorlatlon, Is strongly op
posed to any boycott of the exposition
rreol lent Guggenhelmer of the
council said: "I do not approve of the
apltatlon of the mass meeting plan be
cause I dou't think tbey will do any
good at this time. We all recognise the
fact that a great wrong ha been done,
but I believe that agitation will not
help matter any."
"My flint thought when I heard of the
verdict, wm that we ought to retaliate
on the exposition," said Frank 8. Oar-
diner, secretary of the board of lran
portatlon, "but after all th. expoaltlon
I a business matter and our merchant
are to show goid there far their own
benefit rather than that of France.
Therefore It would be foollnh to kold
VOLUME OF DU8INE88
NEVER WAfl EIVALLED.
Export For the Month of August Ex
ceed That of Any Previous
Nl.W fORK, Sept. 15.-R. O. Dun
Company' weekly review of trade to
morrow will say:
Jietter than all other news, the rec
ord of August commerce ahow the
relation of the United States business
to that of other ceuntrlea The ex
ports were $.26S,?15 larger than ever
before In August and exceeded th. Im
port by 37.:9.9, partly because the
export of taple were I9.3M.978 larg
er that last year, but also because the
exports of other products, mainly
manufacturing, were I10.S49.00O larger
than lost year, and larger than
any other month of any year.
The fears that great advances In
prices might shut off exports of manu
factured export have not been un
natural, and It U most gratifying to
find that such export conflnu and ex
pand. The exce of export over Im
port give fair promise of a large a
balance In foreign trade to the ben
efit of this country during the winter
as ha ever been een. That the man-
nfMtured export do not fall off but
art larger than ever, la both surprising
and frallf ylng. Th volume of bu-.
IsaM now In progress baa never neen
Failures for the week ha been 1W
In the United States against 174 last
year and S3 In Canada against S3 last
BEEF AGAIN GOES UP.
NKW YORK, Sept 15.-The World
The price of beef ha again gon up,
There ha been a further advance of
one-quarter of a cent. The question or
taking organised action In regard to
the rise In the price of meat will tie
acted on definitely next Tuesday night
by the New York Retail Butcher' Mu
tunl Protection Aoclatlon.
BOSTON OUT OF COMMISSION.
MARE ISLAND NAVY YARD, Col-
gept, U The cruiser Boston will go
out of commission, today. The member
of her crew have either been discharged
or transferred to other vessels.
The Electric Doctor
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OP MEN AXD WOMEN.
CAN BE CURED
, The Electric Doctor,
Main Street House, 150 0th Street.
Advice and .Electrical Disease
Hour, from 10 to 4 ond 7 to 8 dally
Wm. J. BRYAN
Declines to Meet Cochran In
LARGE AUDIENCE PRESENT
Tka Two Hotei Oratora Draw Larfc
Hods at Certral Music i,n
CHICAOO. Sept tf.-The exciting
Joint debate looked for tonight between
Wm. J. llrr-ui and Bourke Cochran on
trust, did not take place. The Central
music hall wa packed with an eager
audience, but the people present fiad
to content themselves without the or
atory of the famous Nebrwkan, who,
hoivever, occupied a seat on the plat
form. llryan surprised the committee by
declining to speak at the night session
with W. Bourke Cochran. In accord
ance with the program previously ar
ranged. Bryan explained that he did
not wish to lot the ImpreMlon go out
that he would enter Into a debate with
Cochran. For that reason he aald be
would not apeak with Cochran at the
Cochran wa sent for and he and
Bryan discussed the situation. The
committee withdrew to allow the two
orator to settle the dispute among
themselves. Bryan asserted that he
never said he would follow Cochran
with an address n the same evening.
If the committee got that impression
from the conversation he bad with
them over the long distance telephone
Thursday, he said they misunderstood
him. Cochrui wanted to talk at the
same session with the noted Nebraakan
and offered to flip a coin to determine
who should have the privilege of de
livering the closing ad drees. Bryan
would not accept this proposition.
Cochran then agreed to appear at any
time the committee desired.
The program was tonight changed to
meet Bryan's wishes. Bryan said be
was anxious to addree the conference
and repeated that his only reason for
changing the program wa to avoid
any Indication of a publlo debate with
Cot.nran, Bryan will speak at tomor-
At the close of his speech the New
Yorker won the heart of hi listener
by paying Bryan a few well choeen
compliment, which the democratic
leader blushlngly acknowledged. Coch
ran likened Bryan to monopoly and
claimed he wa a bigger monopoly as
the leader of the democratic party
than any financial corporation In the
Cochran spoke for about two hours
and when he concluded, cries for Bry
an came from all over the house. Fin.
ally Bryan arose and said that for
the good of the conference all partisan
feeling should be eliminated from the
gathering, and, although he agreed
with Cophran in many of hi argu
ments. It wa necessary, that hi side
of the controversy should be given to
Though disappotnted In falling to
see such a spectacle as Bryan and
Cochran pitted against each other, the
audience enloyed a rare treat, as Coch
ran was at hi beet and his speech was
punctuated with frequent and pro
longed applause. Cochran said In part
"I shall endeavor, for the purpose of
establishing an Intelligent basis of the
discussion, be somewhat free from
these term over which men have be
come moved to passionate declamation.
I shall define prosperity as an abun
dance of commodities fairly distribut
ed among those who produced them.
'We must have commodities to dis
tribute before we can distribute them In
the form of wages or of profits. If this
definition of prosperity be correct. It Is
perfectly plain that there is no reason
why a sensible man should grow ex
cited, either to approval or resentment
at the combination merely as such.
The combination may be good or bad,
according to It effect. Any industrial
system which operates to swell the
volume of prsduotlon should be com
mended; anything that operates to re
strict It should be su pressed.
"Now, whether any of these combi
nations of capital or combinations of
labor operate to raise or reduce them,
Is a subject about which there Is a wide
diversity of opinion.
'The teet 1 to ascertain whether a
combination of capital flourishes
through government aid or without It,
you must se that any Industrial en
terprise which dominates the market
without the aid from the government,
must do so through cheapening the
product, or as It Is commonly called by
unuersemng competition. inaustry,
which at one and the same time re
duces prices and swells Its own profits,
must accomplish' that result by In
creasing the volume of Its production.
On the other hand Industry which
dominates the market by favor of the
government, direct or indirect cannot.
In the nature of things, be forced to
cheapen prices, because if It could
dominate the market by underselling
competitor In the open field without
favor. It would not need government
COCHRAN AND BRTA.f
Trust Convention Managers Bring on
a Row by Bhowlng Them in the
CHICAOO, Bept. 15.-The Record to
The announcement that W. Bourke
Cochran, of New York, and William J.
Bryan, of Lincoln, Nebraska, would dis
cus trust from the same platform in
Central Music hall tonight for a while
yesterday threatened to bring about an
open rupture In the conference. Re
ports that had their inception when It
first became known that both orators
would addre the conference cry.taltx
ed during the day In a rumor that
each would Insist on the right to
speak last. Just a the Tammany ora
tor took hi seat In the New York del
egation at the opening of the afternoon
session be wa called out by John W.
Ela, of the civic federation and Dr.
The pow-wow terminated with the
adjournment of the trio to a long dis
tance telephone station. Connection
with Lincoln, Neb., was promptly se
cured. Mr. Ela did the talking. He
told Mr. Bryan that Mr. Cochran want
ed to know hi view about their joint
appearance Inasmuch as the committee
had decided to "play" them at the
same time. Mr. Ela said It was the
Tammanylte's desire to (peak last
Mr. Bryan said that wa hi sentiment,
and Mr. Ela left In little doubt that
the Nebras lean's wish was dangerously
near an ultimatum. Then Mr. Cochran
assumed the magnanimous and said he
would defer to Mr. Bryan' wishes and
would be governed by the committee
The official program as finally ar
anged and given out announce that
the Tammany orator will be heard be
fore ?he democratic leader from Ne
braska Is given the floor.
STRANDED ALASKA MINERS
ARRIVED AT SEATTLE.
Seventy-five Survivor of Edmonton
Trail Arrive The Al-Kl'a Pas
sengers WRANGLE, Alaska, Sept. 10; via
Seattle. Sept. 15. The Stlckeen river
steamer Strathcona arrived today with
47 survivors of the Edmonton trail.
The majority of them are without
means. They will be shipped to Puget
sound at the expense of the United
States government. About 50 of them
will go to Seattle tomorrow on the
steamer Al-Kl. Many are suffering
from the effectee of scurvy.
Their stories of hardships and suf
fering endured In their eighteen
months on the trail are In a similar
strain to those who have proceeded
them. It Is thought that at least 75
prospector are still on the trail They
will have to come down the Stlckeen
In small boats, as the low stage of the
water will prevent the Strathcona from
making another trip this year.
FATAL TRAIN WRECK
NEAR NEBRASKA CITY.
Engine and Cars Precipitated Into a
Ravine and Three of the Crew
ATCHISON. Kans,. Sept 15.-The
Missouri Pacific: freight was wrecked
this afternoon Intdway between St.
Paul, Nebraska, and Julian station,
near Nebraska City. Three of the
crew were instantly killed and their
bodies cremated. The killed are:
Engineer Tom GillaftT.
Fireman T. M. Ruse.
Brakeman W. H. Foster.
All are single and residents of At
The train was headed for Kansas
City and as the engine struck a drain
the structure gave away, precipitat
ing the engine Into a ravine 30 feet
below, with three men beneath it The
tender and 26 cars were all piled up in
a mass of wreckage and at once caught
fire. A high wind prevailed and the
whole train was consumed.
GOLD DEPOSITS IN THE OCEAN.
SEATTLE, Sept. 15.-J. F. Wardner,
a well-known mining man, who has
Just returned from Cape Nome, ad
vances the novel theory that the gold
deposits extend miles out to sea. In
support of the theory, he says that
two miners placed a caisson ISO feet
from low tide. The dirt which was
taken out ran from 15 to 60 cents per
shovelful. Similar experiments were
tried at a further distance from the
tide mark with better results.
Makes the food more
Government Commissioner Says
He Will Soon fceR-eei.
CASE CROWING TIRESOME
Everybody Aaxfoos to Get RIJ of lt
Maaa Meetlar la Raw
NEW YORK. Sept. 1S.-A dispatch to
the World from Part. .ay. thai Com!
nndant Carrier., ,overnment com
missloner of the Dreyfu. courtmarUal
tRennea. ha said In an Interview:
Dryfu. i, ctTtaia to u OD(a
hortly. Eeverybody want to get rid
of the Dreyfu case, .oldler more than
anybody else. In any case Dreyfu,
wlU not have to -o through a second
degradation, of that I am certain."
NEW YORK WILL NOT PROTEST.
Idea of Maa Meeting to Denounce th.
Verdict Ha Been Abandoned.
NEW YORK. Sept, 15,-There will
be no mass meeting m thl. city to pro
test against the condemn,!,
Dreyfus. Effort were made to aranga
,uch adhering, but the men who
were asked to take a leading part de
clined to do o. and expressed the opln.
Ion that the movement was a mistake.
Consequently the promoters of the af
fair decided to abandon the Idea,
Former Mayor Strong, who wa asked
to preside; former Secretary of the In
terlorBUss; President Gureonrwt,,
of the municipal council, and other
men of tandlng told the advocate of
the mass meeUng plan that they would
do Dreyfu case more harm than good
by holding u. and that they could not
consent to participate In It
It became evident that there I very
little basis for the talk of boycotting
the Pari exposition because of the
second verdict against Dreyfus. Rep
resentative men expressed the view
that the entire French nation should
not be condemned because of the ac
tion of a military clique and that the
feeling aroused by the Dreyfus verdict
should not be allowed to Interfere with
"I think that the agitation tending
to arouse bitterness between this coun
try and France because of the Drey
fus trial places ua in rather a ridic
ulous position." said Cornelius N.
Bliss. "My opinion, like that of most
other Americans. Is that a great In
justice has been done, but talk of boy
cotting the Paris exposition because of
It Is foolish."
"We should pay no attention what
ever to the Dreyfus case," said form
er Mayor William Strong. "That Is a
matter of their own over there, and
what the Juige hare decided should
not Interfere with the exposition Irt
William F. King, president of the
Merchants' Association, Is strongly op
posed to any boycott of the exposi
tion. President Guggenhetmer, of the
council, said: "I do not approve of the
agitation or of the mass-meeting plan
because I dont think they will do
any good at this time. We all recog
nize the fact that a great wrong has
been done, but I believe that agitation
will not help matters any."
SENTENCED TO BE SHOT.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15. Senator
Foster, of Washington, today received
a telegram from C. K. Bellows, at Van
couver. Washington, saying that Cor
poral Damphoffer, of company B, Six
teenth' Infantry, has been sentenced to
be shot at Manila. The dispatch stated
that Damphoffer was a former resident
of Vancouver and was only 19 years
old.. Senator Foster was asked to as
sist In having the sentence mitigated.
The senator will see President McKln
ley tomorrow and ask clemency for
THE AL-KI'S PASSENGERS.
SFATTLE. Sept. 15.-The steamer
Al-Kl, from Alaska, today brought
down 47 survivor of the Edmonton
trail. Ahout two-thirds of them left
the steamer at Port Townsend, from
whence they will go to Vancouver to
await money from their Eastern
delicious find wholesome
POWOC CO., NfW VOfttC