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ASTOKIA, OREGON, WEDXKSDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 20. 1899
'Ill II AS.
We are the selling agcnti in Astoria fur the
f'rlcts from $'.'5.00 to $50.09. Every Koikjc Guaranteed.
Eclipse Hardware Co.
BOB IIOND HTHBBT
Alx) sole aijcnts fur the Celebrated
Sib Francisco. Cal. Astoria, Ore.
Write Ua for Prleea
Here Is a List
01 some High Grade Goods at moderate price?
KALST0N HEALTH P3UDS la great variety
ROSS, H1GGINS & CO
(leoi Zealand fire InsiiFanee Go
Of New Zealand.
W. P. Thomaa, Mgr., . San Francisco.
UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOl DER5.
Subscribe! Cnpitnl $5,000,000
Pai.l-Up Capital ' 1,000,000
Assets in United States 300,000
Surplus to Policy Holders 1,718,702
Has been Underwriting on tlio rncific Cuast over Twenty-two years
SAHUEL ELMORE & CO.,
Resident Agents, Astoria, Oregon
RALSTON HEALTH CLUB
Acme Gluten. Farina, Acme Wheat Flakes and Standard Eolled Oats
t A. V. ALLEN'S
Sautrlur Stove nd Kingcs and Cole's
New Crape and ;
WnU i man Fountain Pens
Itox Decorated t"apr j
unci Knvelopeioo f ;
Syrup Tin a Specialty.
from tke mills.
AROMATIC M'ICr.S paranteH the finest.
TII.LMAXXS IT KB EXTKACTS.
CHASf! ft SAX150KNS COPfEES are un
rlw.l cil. Toijcthir with a host of other
Select Bran .
MAY GIVE IN
Otis a ties Tbey Have Asked For
OBJECT TO CAIN TIME
Mitter Retarded is of Little Import-nee-
Scnl y to Command South
WASHINGTON, 8K. l.-Bocretary
of War Hoot today received a cable
gram from General f)tl thnt seemed
to Indicate a weukenlng on the purl of
Insuigcnt. In Luzon. It contained a
proffer to deliver the American prls
imnrn, Mho have been (or many
month In the hands if the Insurgents,
and aln sought permission t i parley
with General Oil.. The rulili-Kraii) will
at i' nee takn by Hcrrctury Hoot to
the rablnel meeting and formed the
main toilr for discussion at the be
ginning uf the cabinet session. How
oxer, upon reading the message rare
(ully. It apparent importance emed
MeTetary Root himself dll not re
gard the matter an of lmportai.ee at
the time, lit recalled frequent i (Torts
on the iart "f the Insurgents In the
past t" gain time at critical moments
hy uiienlm negotiations, ostensibly
with the object or making (ware, and
hi' ua not .ure but what thin last offer
was aomethlhg of the sumo kind. How
ever, the a-oretnry of the opinion
that it would fall to afford the Insur
gents any advantage, General Otis
would receive any messenger and lls
U'li to him and make answer to Mi
prupoMla. but thl would not rem ruin
military operations In the slightest de
cree, and American arms would lose no
ground, 110 matter bow the negotia
tions turned out. There Is a possibil
ity also that the Insurgents may have
become disheartened at the renewed
and Intense activity In the direction of
! reinforcing (tt General Otis and con
I elude 1 that further resistance would
S lie useless.
j ADMIRAL BOI LEY SELECTED.
! Will B'ticevd Howlmm In Command
t.t the Atlantic Button.
! WASHINGTON. Sept. 19-Rcnr Ad-
mlral Wlnfleld Bcott tkhlcy will sue
ci-;d Kear Admlrnl Howlson In com
mind of the Bouth Atlantic stntlon.
lie bus no protest to make agnlnot the
A splendid lot of tha celebrated
Southern Oregon peaches Just
In abundance and of all vali
The most complete selection In
the city and ail fresh and crisp.
rromrt delivery to
nil rwtsot the city
and outside points.
Foard $ Sttfc Co.
He says was nlways so light
nnd well baked.
. Well there Is a knack In mak
But don't forgft the kind of
stove or range usrd makts a
difference. . His moth-r used a
Star Estate 1 trie
. i .
i prat.fi k
131 P.ir.J 8:r"et
ttsolgnment which the navy depart
rni'iil selected for him. As a sailor, he
will obey orders without a murmur.
He railed upon tha president this af
tci'iiooti and told him that he had no
complaint to make; that he would
cheerfully BMume the duties of any
pout selected by tha authority which
It had been his pride to serve for 42
To the rear admiral's friends, the
president has said that he regards the
station of great Importance, especially
at this time, In view of the situation
In South Africa and the unsettled con
dition uf affairs In some of the Bouth
Africa countries.' Far from regarding
the assignment as light, the .president
told Admiral Schley's friends he re
garded It as a mark of distinction.
TIH-: VANDgltHILT ESTATE
Five Millions of Bute and National
Will be rayable Out or It.
NITW YOHK, Bept. ll.-Untll the
will or the late Cornelius Vandcrbilt Is
filed for probate It will not be known
how much federal war tax and buw
much Inheritance tax from the estate
will be paid.
The war revenue tax on the legacies,
It 1 cxpeitcd. will be ZVj per cent, as
It Is expected that Mr. Vanderbllt left
hi fortune to his wife and children.
If as has been expected, be left to
memtiera of his family aa much as
fl'x.in.noO, the war tax alone would be
3 l.oo. The Inheritance tax due to
the .ttate of New York at one p?r cent
v. "'Id Ih- nearly 11.500.000 and the es
tate would pay In war revenue tax and
li'herlMnee lax considerably ever
It has tv-en suggested that Mr Van
it'll. Ill may have made deeds of gift
to iiM-mbcm of hln family so as to
avoI I the payment of so large a sum
In taxes on his estate. No Informa
tion regarding such deeds has been ob
tained by the oftVials.
ANOTHER FRENCH FARCE
Pro.u-cutton of Royalist Conspirators
iluy Force a Change of Ministry.
Nt.W YORK. Sept. lH.-A dispatch
to the Times from Paris sayi:
The high court proceedings against
the royalist conspirators for attempt
ing to change the form of government
have been commenced In the senate,
Jtml they are almost certain to end In a
riiwo for the government. No serious
rh.irge la allwgod against the accused.
The Parlolnns are not In tile least sx
rlt"l. In fart, they are not even In
tri"t"i In the proceedings. It Is be-llcv-d
that the .nlnlstty will rail If the
cn:in collapse. The outtooV la
very uncertain, and the radicals are
r"vng to (cava what Is feared will
prove a sinking ship.
TlttOPf FOR THS ELDER.
Second Rattallon of Thirty-fifth In
fantry Will Embark on Her at
VANCOUVER, Sept. 19. Official In
formation was received today by Lieu,
tenant Plummer of the Thirty-fifth In-
fimtry, I'nlted Statea volunteers, that
one battalion of the Thirty-fifth will
still tor Manila on the government
ti iuiport Georgj W. Elder from Port-
urn'. Oregon, the date ot sailing not
definitely fixed.. The Elder la sched
uled to leave 8an Francisco tomorrow.
It will probably be JO days before the
tiNvps embark. The second battalion,
MhJii- Walter C. Short commanding,
is d .'Signaled aa the one to go on the
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Styner, The Electric Doctor.
Mititi Sti oil Uonao, I,":0 9 li Stitvt.
Advice ii'. lltdvic.il Disease,
llnurs in ii I .'"ton I immi ik
Was Pardoned By Tbe Conned of
PRISONER TO LEAV FRANCE
RcIcmc Eifected to Take Mate Last
rtlfti-ramHy May Goto
PARIS, Bept. ,H. The council of
ministers decided today to pardon Cap- the hlntory of courts-martial that
tain Alfred Dreyfua. In principle. The a military tribunal had to choose
pardon will take effect in a few days. between a general of division and a
Ireyfu has relinquished Ma appeal captain of artillery,
for a reversal of the Judgment of the From a Judicial point of view the
courtmartlal. declnlon ot the council of war cannot
"In principle" Is an Idiom sometimes be def-nded. Neither" our government
used In aeml-olTiclal announcements of nor any other government could stand
forthcoming actions. It seems to huve up and face nations and defend that
but slight bearing oa the matter, ex- decialon. It may be somewhat ex
cept, perhaps, but that it employs the cusable to military minds and from a
fulfillment 0f various formalities be- military point of view, nevertheless It
fore the pardon la actually Issued, Is the duty of the government to put
thereby qualifying the announcement! both in accorJ.
of the pardon with slight tentativeness. This duty It performs today and no
It Is not known yet whether the pardon mition will encourage our government
includes amnesty. more In its line of honc.rab'.e duty
There U much remark heie on the than the Pnlted States."
strange coincidence of the death of
tcheurer Kestner, the first champion
of Dr.yfus, and to whom Dreyfus will
virtually own his freedom, on the very
day tho cabinet decided to pardon the
prisoner. Scheurer Kestner's death
was sudden. He had bevn ill during
the lat few days, but it was not
thought his Illness would prove fatal. (
The announcement that Dreyfus was
to be pardoned had already been dis
counted by predictions and there was
absolutely no evcitement along the
boulevards when newsboys ran along
at about 3.13 p. m. with the first edi
tions containing the statement that
the cabinet had decided to pardon
Dreyi'ua. Everyone expected it and
the decision met with no opposition.
The Droits Del Homme, socialist or.
gan, says: "Our task remains the
same after as before the liberation
of Dreyfua, to continue the campaign
against all those who are responsible
lei the lamentable affair, and unmask
ihn lorgera. traitors and false witnes
ses, ever, though they may be covered
wlib guttering decorations."
It is said that Dreyfus will be sent
abroad before the promulgation of his
pardon In order to avoid demonstra
tions. Up to six o'clock this evening the ut
most calm prevailed throughout Paris.
The decision of the cabinet to pardon
Drvyfua seemed to have passed un
noticed. The only remark was "we ex
The Journal Des Debats says:
"We are assured that the family will
receive an order for Dreyfus to leave
France, unprovided shortly during the
The government does not
or in any case, does not say.
whore Dreyfus is going." I
The Journal Des Debats. however.
follows the forgoing with a report that
Mine. Dreyfus has taken a villa at
Folkestone, near Dover, England. This
report has been denied, but many be
lieve Dreyfus will go to England on;uf tno bricklayers and stonemasons
his release which may take place to-
EXCITEMENT AT RENNES.
RENNES. Sept. 19. The news that
lb' council of ministers hail dui.Kd
to pardon Dreyfus was reel. 'el here!
with intense excitement,
i'.il! a prisoner.
DKEVFU3' FRIENDS SATISFIED.
On Release of Prisoner the Pending
Appeal Will be Withdrawn.
NfcW YORK, Sept. 1J.-A ultpatch
to the Journal and Advertiser, says:
T, .... , . , .i
Ttc pardon of Dreyfus Is not In the.
or Unary sense of the term, regular. I
for the reason that the prisoner's de-
.rand for apodal la still pending, but
the situation has been placed before I
nvn,. hi- tA. k..o w'
naked to Induce him to withdraw hlsl
appeal tn view of the pardon. This ,
unusual course is a part of the general
p. -'icy of amnjsty adopted by tha J
present government and it Is the logl- j
cul outcome cf tha U.car.gruous ver- j
I'v forr.nl ronI.nr.atlrn th r. l'l-1
tary chl.-i's are satisfied they
rjascois for their prosecutions. "If a
pardon follows much of the forcj must
bo knocked out of the Dreyfus cam
paign nnd Incidentally out of foreign
criticism, A campaign fcr the retrial
of a man' enjoying full liberty can
r.:ver eveke much sympathy a..d the
fact cf tho man's second condemna
tion by t'le courtmartlal must to b
large extent exculpate Mercler, Uonse.
Koget and the other genera's. Tim.'!
tha latter will not be prosecuted and
', contemplated, proceeding ugalnst
j thetr. will be abandoned. By this means
I the government will come as near as
i possible satisfying the bulk of moral
opinion In France, imly extremists on
hoth aids desiring to keep up the
Public opinion seems to have antici
pated this result from the time of the
verdict as '.he culmination of the
Pry f u affair has calmed down In
most r-mu-knWe fashion In the last
tw.i w-M-ki. It Is freely Insinuated
thnt extenuating circumstances ordi
narily an Impossible f-ature In con
demnation for treason, were suggested
to the president of the court-martial
a making the present result possible
and so bringing the agitation to a
Reviewing the governmental pardon,
which all Paris knows will be granted,
tbe Figaro says:
"The- government has decided to
pardoti Dreyfus because such an act
Is the natural sequence of the Rennes
court-martial. The discussions which
took place before the eyes of the
world showed there was no proof
'agilnst Dr-yf j. It la the first time
SCARCITY OF CURRENCY
Knoin-.ous Improvement In Business
Has Absorbed the Small Money
NEW YORK, Sept. !. A tp?clal to
the Herald from WasMugton says:
Fractional silver coins are In almost
as great demand at the treasury as
are small bills. The revival of -business
all over the country has absorbed
the supply of dimes, quarters and
half dollars so rapidly that the treas
ury will soon be entirely out of coins
of these denominations.
Ry a joint resolution of congress
passe! In 1ST providing for the re
demption of the fractional paper cur-
reney then in circulation, the secretary
of the treasury was authorised to pur
chase1 silver bullion and coin fractional
sllvtr to be Issued In redeeming the
fractional paper. The resumption of
pnecle payments brought the old coins
out again and It was estimated that
with the new coins the total amount
In circulation Has seventy-six millions.
Secretary Gage last year recom
mended to congress legislation au
thorizing the coinage of additional
fractional silver, but no action was
taken. Both he and Mr. Roberts, the
director of the mint, will make urgent
recommendations this year that au
thority he given to Increase the supply.
As th?re Is no 'imitation In law upjn
; the amount of these coins that can be
'Issued, they are being supplied.
I In the Philadelphia mint seven coin-
age presses, one-half of the capacity
"lg " "
I URICKLAVERS STRIKE ON
NEW FEDRAL BUILDING.
! L'hictgo Unions Object to Laying Cor
ner Stone Which Was Cut by
CHICAGO, Sept. 19. A formal strike
employed on the new federal building
was ordered today.
The foimil.itlori for the corner stone
which Is to be laid by President Mc
ri'il'y during th? full festival In Oc
t.i'jer. v.:is built Inst Saturday. The
prk w'"s d"'1(, by non-union ",n'
1 cvt t: tier tha su''cc:.tractor from John
I:. tvj, who has ti e contract for
i!-.; stonework f the federal building.
fv men are nffootcd, but unless the
.strike is settled 1. will probably pre
vrnt th? laying of the corner stone.
, , . , r,, I oat as they are at present do ng
url;ns and Contractor Pierce. ... , . ... "
. . , . , . . . , nothing else but watching Fort Cha-
C"r l:ylrg the corner atone, which Iti. . .. , , ,
, , . i brol, their salaries averaging ten
l clr'ned was cut by non-union labor, j . .... t . . v - , , ,
. . i
j, settled, all work on the post office
, , 8tupPed.
THE SALEM RACES. j
SAI.EM. Sept. 19.-The results of the;
races of the state fair today fitl.w:
Trot. 2 year olds. Thelma won. Ath
alone second, Princess Angeline third,
H's' time. Z'1-
:S I pace, four heats paced, of which
Slarkay had two -and Belle Air and
Scappoos?, one each. Rest tlms 2:Ui.
8:2.1 trot, two heats were taken by
Darkness causea a poipooeioeui m
.... . a
these last two races and they will be
Makes the food more
i -5 . '.s - m
Great Britain Issues Call Fr
GUEPIN WILL SURIEKDER
The Beslffed ADt!-Scn;:t'c AglUttt
Gives tu Thre: Ttcusind Per
sons Killed ty Tyr-fiooEs.
I.ONDON, Sept. U.-Bummons were
Issued late this afternoon for a cab,
Inet council which, It I, understood,
will be held Friday. This Is regarde4
as tno result of the visit of the premier
Lord Salisbury to London whither he
returned ,nl, afternoon. Chamberlain
was prewnt In the building w tha
Lack of excitement In official circle
Nars evidence to the deliberate man
ner In which the highest official, are
handling the crisis. Nor is It by any
mean, certain thit the cablet council
will adopt extreme measures. In .pU
of the uncompromising nature of tha
oer reply. Thl, deliberation on ,h.
Part of the government Is Interpreted,
not only In London but In other Europ
an .capital,, a. a desire on the part
of Grat Britain to gain time in which
troop, may hurried to Cape Colony.
TYPHOONS DEADLY WORK "
VICTORIA. B. C. Sept. U.-Over "
.wv person, are dead and missing as
the result of recent typhoons In Jap
an, according to advices brought today
by the steamer Empress of India, from
the Orient. Much damage to shipping
LI Hung Chang has been recalled to
GUERIN GIVES IN.
Promised to Surrender at Four O'clock
PARIS, Sept. 19.-Mldnight-At half
past 11 o'clock Lulcen Mltlevoy. one
of tho deputies of the department of
the Seine, accompanied by a brother of
Jules Guerln. the anll-semltic agita
tor, ipntered the Grand Occident, a
building In the Rue de Chabrol, where.
Guerln and hi, companion, have long
About the same time the soldiers
who have been guarding the approach
es, were withdrawn and replaced by
troops fully equipped as If for Held
At four o'clock this morning M.
Guerin promised to surrender. There
ha, been considerable military activi
ty in the Rue de Chabrol throughout
the night t
" . "FORT" CHABROL SEIGE. 7
What France Is Paying to Guard the
NEW YORK, Sept. 19.-A dispatch to
the Herald from Paris say,:
The question of the cost of tha
blockade of Fort Chabrol Is one that
will probably end by. Interesting the
French payer. There are at present
something like 600 men on duty around
the Anelta-Semitlc fortress. Of these
1t0 arc republican guards, 150 are
troop, of the line, four are firemen and
the rest are police and detectives.
Of the latter 120 are on duty in the
twentyj-four hours. The republican
guards and aokllers of the line receive
one franc ea-h for their services
above their uy. Each non-commis-stored
oiflcer has two francs and each
offlcer throe, francs 3 centimes. The
p-i!i.-'3 receive no extra pay. The de
tectives r;celved three franca extra
iruocs u uay nan co oe auueu. . it may
. . ' . . . . .
therefore be estimated that each con-
llngent trooPs and rePubW
mart, costs 6400 francs
lo this must be added 120 detective.
at thirteen francs per head, making
3100 francs and making a grand total
of 9560 francs per diem.
As the seige has lasted thirty-eight
days. M. Jules Guerln and his twelv.
mep hove already cost the tax payer.
To this is to be added the amount of
the Indemnity which it Is almost cer-
i. n m.iii iw. ni.i nv roe irnvernmeni La
Roopie wnose ousmesa naa
ow ing to the selge.
delicious end wholesome