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Pi. J. PHILLIPS, INVENTORY SALE STILL IN PROGRESS! On Mondaij Morning, fluflust 21, 9:30 to 10:00 Fruit of Loom and Androscog,gin Bleached Cottons, Ten Yards to a Customer, 6c. Yard. WR HAVE FILLED UP THE WINDOW WITH LADIES' 50c. AND 75c. WAISTS. THEY STAUT TO-DAY FOR 29c. each. SIZES FROM ill TO 4J. Ladles' Crash and Linen Skirts?the prices on these have been cut to cost. A good chance to pet a $1.25 Corset for 60c.. In the, special lot. SG-lnch Sc. I'ercale for 5c?at cost price. Men's Colored Percale Shirts, for fall wear, reduced to 33c; all sizes. All Lawns at cost. Special reduction in Towels. NO SAMPLES CUT OFF "SPECIAL SALE GOODS." ' 1 A. J. PHILLIPS, 302 and 304 High St. One H?re Chance BEFORE WE TAKE INVENTORY. FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING tIOOD3 AT A VERY LOW PRICE: SxlO 12V4c. Lawn, 5c. 10c. Chcvolt, i.e. 12',ic. Tercalc. Sc. 12Vie. Solid Color Lawns. Sc. 12iic Gingham, tie. ?V. Shirt Waists. 25c. Jl.ro Shirt Waists. 50c. JI.OO Mull Caps. ."iOc. T.V. Mull Caps, 28c. COc Mull Caps. 25c. Mull Caps. I2"?c. A few more Canopies loft. 110x11 worth $2.50 go for $2.00. 100x10, worth $2.00, go tor $1.00. Children's Paranoia worth 78c. to $1.75 ;to this week for 60c. each. STORE CLOSES (i O'CLOCK. W. C NASH, 229 High Street. >i. Xa <~FOR TEN DAYS Baseball, Bicycle and Walking CALL AND GET A BARGAIN. SHOES! W. Wo "White, 108 High St. Portsmouth, Va. ******** Green Ginger, 10c. lb. Mixed Spices, 20c lb. FOR PICKLING AND PRESERVING. ?AT? JE ROHE P. CAR RS. WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL DRUGGIST, Corner Court and County Sts. and Green Street, near Bart. CARR'S ALL-HEALING OINTMEN T CURES PILES AND OLD SORES. WANT^T? GO FARMING ? 1 have for File- a farm. !>0 acres, nice house, 5 rooms, barn and all neressary out buildings: will sell VERY CHEAP. Call and Invest Rate. HOMESEEKERS AND INVESTORS.?I have a large list to select from. Call and see me or drop a postal and 1 will call and see you. R. ?. BROOKS. Real Estate, Rents and Insurance, Hish St., Portsmouth Va. LOANS. Reil 'phono 2222. s Mr. Harry Goodman returned Friday afternoon from Baltimore, whore he purchased a full stock of furniture. Mr. W. 1.. Bailie, who was elected from the Second Ward to fill the va? cancy In the Council, caused by the resignation of Mr. T. C. Humphries, qualified before Mayor McCoy Friday. Rev. T. Clftgett Skinner, who has been spendlnK his vacation In the mountains, will occupy his pulpit at the Berkley Avenue Baptist Church this morning and evening. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Morgan and chil? dren left Friday for Elizabeth City, N. C. to spend several weeks. Miss Caddie ftuggles, accompanied by Miss Rose Mae Porter, her Kuest, left yesterday for Richmond. The services of two the Sanitary In? spectors have been dispensed with, and Messrs. John Berkley and R. L. Cray have been given charge of the Third Ward, which is In need of the services of just such men The storm Thursday played havoc with the shade trees on Liberty s;reet. Five were unrooted and the branches of many others were badly broken. The street was a reminder of a cleared forest yesterday. Prof. S. M. Smith, principal of Kenly Institute, Kenly. X. C, is the Ruost of Rev. M. W. Butler, on. Second street He will be present at the Christian En? deavor Society of Main Street Christian Church and probably address the meet? ing. Ladles, your chance this week is at Mr. W. B. Daugherty's department store. Chestnut street. He has just re? ceived a new and handsome line of lace and pat terns, which he Is giing to run off in a special sale this week. Call and examine sroods. To VOU who wear shoes?Mr. H. L. West has them in all styles, siz's and shapes, either for ladies' or gent's. He Is expecting his fall stock in soon and is making room by putting his shoes down at the remarkably low prices ?which you will see by referring to his add. Remember Mr. T- C. Humphries is Sellins: out at cost to go out of the shoe business, and will Quit the busi? ness by the 15th of September, and that is the place to get some ripe bargains in shoes. See ad. St. Thomas' Church. Rev. H. S. Lan? caster, rector?Holy Communion, S a. m.: morninp prayer and sermon, 11 o'clock: evening prayer and sermon, ?5 o'clo.-k. Mr. W. H. Butler, in order to adver? tise his teas and coffees, will to-day only sell these freods at 20 per cent, discount, at No. h Berkley avenue. See ad. AN UMBRELLA THIEF. The propensity of an unknown negro to steal an umbrella that belonged to Mr. P- H. Deans, of the firm of Deans A Gordan, yesterday morning while it was raining caused him a lively chase nnd a sore head. Mr. Deans was sit? ting at Iiis desk when the negro came along and, seeing the umbrella In n rack near by the door, he walked In, Blezed it and started out. Mr. Deans, seeing his action, walked out the store and halted the negro, who. instead of stepping, mended his pace with the umbrella In hand. Mr. Deans state) that this reminded him of the fact that lie had not forgotten how to run, nor thrash a negro either, nnd ho stepped out behind the negro, who threw the umbrella down; but that did not satisfy Mr. Deans. He wanted the negro and continued the chase, ns follows: Re Rinning at the store- corner Liberty and Seventh streets, down Liberty to Sixth. Sixth to Herkley avenue, which was three blocks away; tip Berkley avenue to Eighth, thence down Eighth to Ma hone avenue; down Mahone avenue to Seventh, Seventh to Berkley avenue, whre he halted him and knocked him down with a bed slat, which he carried for the purpose, Inflicting a gash in the hark part of the negro's head alKHit four incites in length- The negro cried out, "I did not steal your umbrella." and rolled over twice and scrambled tip. The distance Mr. Deans chased the negro was about a. mile. _ BERKLEY A D VTS^_ WE MUST HAVE ROOM FOR OUR Kall stock of Shoes. In order to jret it we will cut on the season's goods. Men's H.oo Tan Sh'.e-:. $2..1!) ladles' Ox? fords, 41.7.">. far Sl">: Roys' Black Vlci. $2.00. for $1.49: Ladles' $1.G0 Oxfords for 90c. Men's $2.50 Blnck Viel for 11.75, Men's $2..',0 Tans for $!..v>. AH Summer goods cut. H. L. WEST, 76 Chestnut Street AT DOUGHERTY'S 72-71 CHESTNUT STREET. Jti5t received from the importers, a beautiful lino of Hamburg Edging, Va lendenne Races and Insertlngs. cheat VALUES. NEW PATTERNS. It NOTICE! In order to close out my stock by Sep? tember 15th I have mido another cut on the prices of my goods. I aivi selling at cost and some at 50 per cent, below cost. Wo have a lot of Ladies' Oxford? selling at any price, and Ladies' Shoes, which were $1.25, now* 90c. A Fine Shoo for $LG0, now $1.10. My Ladies' $3.00 Cinderella. Shoe, now $2.10. Gent's W.e? Viol Kid. Tan or Rla.-k, now $2.75. Gent's $3.50 Shoes, $2.40. Men's cheap Shoes from 00c. up. Store for rent after September 15th. T. C. Humphries, aul9-2t 100 Chestnut St.. Berkley. Va (Concluded From First Page.) cannot do otherwise than deny; hut he must know that this document is not I the only one of his which we have in our hands. I cannot enumerate them, but we have particularly a letter from his government, written on official pa? per, asking him to obtain official in? formation regarding a \'ss<! of the French navy, and anothi r letter In which he Is asked to request Uie French government officially for three cavalry sabres of a certain pattern. These sa? bres were asked for and granted through the Intermediary of the Third Bureau. A DENIAL.. General Cons - denied that Esterhasy had received money from the intelli? gence Department, and.'describing the "strunge behavior" of Dreyfus and his "frequent acts of Indiscretion" the wit? ness begged the court to summon the secretary of the Ministry of War, who surprised tile prisoner prying in the of? fices at a thnC|\vhen there was no bus? iness going on there. The General defended Guenee and referred to another spy as an "honora? ble man" whose name he could not give as having furnished military headquar? ters witli valuable Information. The witness asserted that while the name of Dreyfus was Often mentioned in the documents in the possession of the Intelligence Department, his inno? cence was nowhere hinted at. DEFENDS l>f l'ATY DE CUM. The General then proc< i d< I to defend nil Paly de Clam from the insinuations of Colonel Picquart and corroborated General Mcrclcr's evidence in regard to the alleged confessions made to Cap? tain Lcbrun-Renault. The General denied several state? ments made by Picquart and referred to the alleged number of arrests order? ed by Picquart on "unfounded charges of espionage." Considerable comment was aroused by the fact that, contrary to the pro? visions of tlte law requiring the testi? mony to be verbal and without notes. General Gonse, adjusting Iiis eye glasses, proceeded to consult a large note book and frequently refreshed his memory. THE HENRY FORGERY. Dealing with the Henry forgery. Gen-j eral Gonse said: "I can say it was already known. General B?get spoke to me about It at length eight dnya before Henry con? fessed." (Sensation.) The witness disputed Magistrate Ber tulus' account of the Interview with Henry, but admitted thai when he, (General Gonse) handed Henry his for? gery, the latter Insisted it must not be shown to Picquart. (Sensation.) Replying to M. Demange, witness ad? mitted he had ordered Colonel Pic? quart not to concern himself with the handwriting of the bordereau when he commenced his investigations of Es terhasy. "Then," asked M. Demange sharply, "when you saw his handwritings were Identical with the writing of the bor? dereau, did that make no Impression on you?" "Evidently." replied the witness, "the two handwritings had a great re scmbla nee." STATEMENT BY DREYFUS. When Dreyfus was asked the regular question, he said: "I will reply directly to the Secre? tary of tlie Ministry of War, who said he saw me in the offices after service hours. "As regards General Gonse, I am sur? prised that the General Office repeats dinner-table gossip. There Is known to be insurmountable difficulty in intro? ducing any one Into the Ministry of War. and it Is absolutely impossible for an officer to bring anyone Into the min? istry." To this the General replied: "No doubt it i? difficult." Colonel Jououst? "No doubt it is dif? ficult, but it is not Impossible. The ministry can be entered easily chough at certain hours. Dreyfus was In a po? sition to know that." (Sensation). ANOTHER LIE GIVEN. The Prisoner?"I will reply to Secre? tary Ferret, who hart told a lie. What I have to say to General Gonse is that every time a friend came to see me at the Ministry, even when a French offi? cer, 1 was obliged to descend to the lloor below, and even members of the Chamber of Deputier! who called on me could not enter the Ministry. It was consequently absolutely Impossible un? der ordinary circumstances for a sub? altern to bring any one Into the Min? istry." General Gonse declared that permits could easily be obtained. CO EON E f; PI CQ CAR T A G AIN. Col. Picquart re-entered the witness box in order to reply to allegations as to tlie way he performed his duties. He denied a number of General (louse's as? sertions regarding the arrests, which the witness ordered. Counsel for the defence, after em? phasizing the fact that even in the opinion of General de Bofsdcfre there was a connection between the Ester hazy and Dreyfus affairs, asked the president of the court to request Col. Picquart to give information in regard to the loo.oao francs paid to have been expended for the surveillance of Estcr hasy. Picquart explained how expenditures were regulated in the intelligence dc p.irtmcnt. and the day's sitting ended with .1 colloquoy between Picquart and General Billot as to the expenditures of Secret Service funds. The court ad? journed until Monday. DREYFUS' C<iMMENTS. When Dreyfus was asked if bo wished to reply to this witness, lie declared he had never asked Major Cuignct for documents except by .the desire of his chief major. Berlin. "All the details which Major Culgnet has given on this subject," said the prisoner, "sprang out of his own imagi? nation, and are due to tie- same state of mind which prompts unreasoning bitterness even against an innocent man." A SIGNIFICANT ABSENCE. The name ..f Major Pu Paty do Clam was th.-n called, whereupon Major Car? riers s.aid tlie Major had been officially informed that his presence was neces? sary to the court-martial, and it was hoped he would be able to come as soon as possible, but the Government Com? missary had heard nothing from him since this notification was sent. At the request of M. Demange it was decided to notify Paty de Clam that the court-martial was ready to hear his deposition. GENERAL DE BOISDEFRE. General de Boisdefre. former chief of the general staff of the French army, then advanced to the witness box and took the customary oath to tell the truth. The General remarked that in view of the exhaustive evidence already | given ho would try to bo brief. He, hurriedly reviewed the leakage iu thc| Ministry of War, the discovery of the bordereau, the arrest and trial of Drey? fus and the hitler's nltcgol confessions, before the ceremony ot degradation, to Captain Lebrun-Rennult. Witness said he believed the confessions wore Pen? nine. He next referred to Colonel PlC quart's appearance In the Intelllgenct Deparmont. although the witness had hesitated to npp Int him because he thought Die,unii t too self-confident and not sufficiently deferential towards his chiefs. "it has been Bald," conttnued General do Bolsdefre, "that a secret package of papers was shown the Judges of the court-martial of ISM. I positively as? sert that, that so far ns I am con? cerned, 1 riever ? rdered Colonel Plc quart to convey any envelope to Colo? nel Mnurel." The General next described the Inter? view between himself and Colonel Plcquart when the latter llrst men? tioned Estcrhazy, without, however, connecting him with the Dreyfus affair. Witness dlscredltctd Colonel Plcquart's statement that the latter asked him (witness) not to mention the investi? gation to General Gonsc. THE INTERVIEW WITH PICQUART General de Roh lefre, whose evidence was attentively followed especially by the members of the court-martial, thea related the Incidents of his interviews with Plcquart, how he sent Plcquart to .see Gem ral Gonsc, and General Gonsc's subsequent letter to the wl> ness, advising n continuance of the in? vestigations regarding Esterhazy, but adding that the affair must not be mixed up with the Dreyfus affair. As Colonel Plcquart persisted In trying to hurry matt* rs he was neglecting his other duties, the witness proposed to the Minister of War to send him, not in disgrace, on a mission to Tonking. but the Min st :? of War. the General asserted, found another mission for him. Everything, the General added, went quietly for a yen-, until M. Sehourer Koatner Intervened. This was f illowed by the denunciation of Esterhazy by Matthew Dreyfus and the Inquiry Into Esterhazy's proceedings. "At that time," the witness said, "i was convinced of the guilt of Dreyfus and this conviction is as strong to-day as ever." (Sensation). ESTERHAZY A LIAR. "I regard It .is an abominable crime." continued the General, "to have en? deavored to substitute for him a man of straw, however disreputable he may have been, and whatever his offene?, which. i:i any case, would not lessen the guilt of Dreyfus. My conviction is the same as at the. commencement of the affair. Estcrhazy, it is true, at a certain pyscologlcal and singularly well chos. n moment confessed to having written the bordereau, but he has made many other statements. He is always telling lies. What is certain In that he could never have delivered the docu? ments enumerated in the borderau." Then the witness lirielly referred to the trial and acquittal of Esterhazy, and the lattcr's threats to proclaim himself a tool of the General Staff, aft? er which the General alluded to the Henry forgery nnd M. Cavaignac's in? terrogations: of Henry. POSING S A MARTY Ii. "You know the result," said he, ap? parently much moved. "I will not tell you what I suffered nt that moment. As soon ns every tiling was ended I tendered my resignation, but was asked to withdraw It. I was told everyone could make a mistake, hut 1 replied that While every,me was liable to err, everyone had not the misfortune, as l had. to assert to a jury that a document was genuine, when, in reality, it was forged; that everyone ought, to stand by one's word, nnd that when a man happened to ex? perience such a misfortune there was nothing left, for him but to go away ami from that moment I have held aloof.'" i Sensation). Replying to the court. Gvneral de Bolsdefre admitted that the leakage at the headquarters continued after the condemnation of Dreyfus, it ceased for a year, but In 1S95, a paper was discovered proving the communication to a foreign government of a document relating to the distribution of the ar? tillery and showing that a foreign gov? ernment was perfectly acquainted with the changes made. Answering a question put by a mem? ber of the court-martial relative to the conflicting testimony of Genoral M?r? der, the fortner Minister of War. and M. Caslmlr-Porler (formerly President of the Kreuch Rcpubll ?) witness r- pi ed thai he certainly had an Interview with General Mercicr early In January during the course of which Mercler re? marked. In regard to the representa? tions of n foreign ambassador to the President of the Republic: " 'It is not going to happen this time, either. You can sleep In peace. The Incident has been settled.'" At the conclusion Of General de Bols defre's testimony, Dreyfus on being asked the usual question, replied that he had nothing to say. GENERAL GONSE CART.ED. After a brief suspension,of the sit? ting of the court General Genre, who was under chief of the General staff, was called to tho witness stand. He exploi t) d the motives which Influenced his actions during the past few years, and said he believed h ? was ''animated I by the loftiest alms, namely?the pro? tection of the army against the cr'.ml nnl attacks made on it from all sides." General Gonse said that In spite of Esterhazy's statements it was Impos? sible for him to have written tho bor? dereau and still more Impossible for him to have secured the Information contained therein. Ho lidded that no traces of indiscretion were discovered during nil the proceedings against Es? terhazy. A TOAST. "Finally wo have a memorandum of the toast proposed by him at t'n ? fire well dinner to his comrade and friend Agent "A" (Schwarzkoppen). Th> author of the report now alleged t? bei false referred to if soveral tlmea In th* midst of his toast. In order to r^ ill to him the terms of his toast and to show that our documents are authen? tic I will recall only the last phrase. After expressing regrets at the depar? ture of "A" and telling him we should have the best recollections of him, he added, and I qu do toxtually; " 'For a long time to come !n all th" armlos of the world, in America and Asia. A will long- to he talked About and it will be said A was quite unique. " Major Cuignet's statement was ap? parently designed to prove the acute r,<-.<.j of th.-> intelligence department lo j elicit a vigoro-.is denial. A SENSATION*. Major farrier-, the government's commissary, said he thought It desira? ble to remark, as tho representative of the government, that he must tut be understood to endorse all Major Culg net had said with "reference to a for-, eign military officer who at the pros-' ent moment held a diplomatic appoint-1 ment In France." (Sensation.) Replying i i m. Di mange, Major Cu'.g-' net insis: 1 that if Henry committed! forgery "it was In the interests of the count: y." A REMINDER. To this statement, counsel retorted: ??You did not say that to the Court of Cassation." At the request of M. Demange. the Major's deposition before the Court of i Cassation, relating to Henry's motives and Paty do Cant's share in the pre? paration of the forgery, was read. It showed that Cuignet emphatically de? clared before the Court of Cassation that ho was convin i an investigation would easily show thtil Paty de Clam was the principal author of the Henry forgery. THE WITNESS CONFUSED. Witness claimed he thought he was! doing his duty "in saying ail that is in my mind." "Do you adhere," asked counsel, "to all you said before the full Court of. Cassation ?" This question greatly confused the witness, who attempted to explain by; saying ho was "only arguing .it that time," and that it was hot for lorn to < judge Paty de Clan . EMILY CRAWFORD'S SUMMARY (Copyright, ISM, by Associated Press.) l'.enncg, Aug. 13.?Opinions differ as to what the Judgment of the Dreyfus tribunal will be. Townspeople who i know well General Germain and Gen? eral Lucas, of this army corps, think i the decision will be .tg.iir.st the ac- ! cuacd. On the other hand at the Hotel Moder?, which ts now the gi -at con? versational news center, the Idea pre-! vails of a reluctant Judgment In his favor. The tribunal certainly sh:;res the feelings of the military witnesses, but there are signs of coming around. I no? ticed a member of the cotint-tuartiul watching Dreyfus to-day with an ex? pression of compassionate. Interest. Then, again, Colonel Jouuust, the pres? ident, did not rebuke him for upostro phlslng Captain Cuignet, who led the profession of military Witnesses to? day, nor order him, us he \\ .u< wont to do, not to speak until be was address? ed. MORE HOPEFUL*. Maitre Demange is more hopeful, al? though acknowledging the perverse use the nationalists made of (be Schneider and Pnnlzznrdl telegrams to Inflame patriotic sentiment. That party now demands the full uublictitlon of the secret dossier, so as to heap disgrace on the military attaches and the Illus? trious German Prince Involved?a prime who lived Ions in Paris. I should not be surprised at a lie. This would enable the prisoner to leave the court a fire man. but would Show thai half the Judges believe.i him guilty. The Schneider letter, or telegram, is resented by all but the Droyfusltes as an ateinpt t<> cast odium on the Kreuch army. It ought to benefit the prisoner, but does not. Military men say it wo>it,i sot the face of the court-mnrttnt harder against him. THE MAJORITY. The majority seem to adopt Captain Cuignot's opinion, it is thought, though not expressed, thus: That the military attaches have behaved abom Inally in the Dreyfus affair: thai the French government is in possession of numerous specimens of Schneider's handwriting; that the document on which General Mercler relied will bear every test arid that it has been accept? ed by every Minister of War since 1SSM and been compared with letters written to six of them by cd. Schneider. Captain Cuignet spoke with n hollow voll e. quite different from that in which 01:0 days ago lie made Iiis virulent at? tack on Dreyfus. His attitude, how ? v. r. was as assertive as before, though ins I mguagc was less so. He is :\ fair, sandy-hatred man. with a big red mus tache and a resonant, metallic voice, good for command. He is among the few witnesses who have deposed while standing. MERCIER'S DEMOLISHED THEORY To-day hla task was to destroy the effect of t'ae questions of Malt re De? mange and to set up again the demol? ished theory of General Mercler. Cuignet was in the Fourth Bureau of the General Staff when Dreyfus was in another bureau, but not under his orders. They were both engaged in cal? culating wli.it work Invasion mould throw on the railways, but were en? gaged on different lines. Dreyfus, he said, constantly came to him for Information, which be bad no cause to do. Cuignet kept refusing, un? til he was tirrd out by the Importuni? ties Of tile accused. Theri, by degrees, he gave him. Cuignet deposed, all the notes he himself had m ide. DII> NOT RETURN NOTES. ' Dreyfus, according lo the witness, never returned the notes. When search was mad.- at his home they were not found. What had be? come of them? Dreyfus was not the man to ens! them away. Cuignot's In? sinuation waa that they were sent to lierlln. The conclusion was far-fetch? ed, but the members of the court-mar? tial made a note of it. 1 in jnet then defended Esterhazy against Picquart. and next against Du Paty de Clam. He gave fresh peeps at the secret military dossier. In which are so many ordina y letters from women, opinions on public men, and tittle-tattle of a spicy riource. CUlghet sold he was sorry the court h id not examined this voluminous dis which proved a deal of light, some? times crude light "on spies of different categories, Including military at . hi 5." The latter, he remarked, were far from b^ing the only spies regularly kept up by foreign governments. It was only natural, he argued, that the military attaches should accuse Ester hazy, but they knew the traitor had been In the very heart of the citadel. In the general staff. ' The traitor," he exclnirned, "is no! Esterhazy, but Dreyfus." Here Cap? tain Dreyfus lost his self control. Start Ing to his feet, he violently apostro? phized Cuignet. COLD AS A TOAD. Rut Cuignet did not seem stung to anger. Cold as a trad, he went on with his invective, the diction clear, measur? ed and slow. He constantly drank sweetened water to moisten his palate. Ne new facts were brought forward by Captain Cuignet, and every otic tired of him. General deftoisdefre was also n wit? ness. He dented that Colonel Plcquart, on the occasion of the first Dreyfus trial, was sent with secret papers to the president of the court-martial. Hera was a'cautious witness, but he had to support the other generals. He eulo? gized the suicide Henry as "worthy of the fullest confidence." and spoke of Plcquart as "the organizer of the Drey? fus agitation.", Bolsdefre declared him? self convinced of the guilt of the ac? cused. Really that punt might be the subject of a chorus of generals In an opcia bouft. t. PICQUART ACCUSED. Plcquart, he accused of wishing to substitute a man of straw for the real traitor. He argued on this Wise: The three years Dreyfus spoke of on tho day of his degradation had passed. Pros rlptlon for tho crime of treason would, therefore, protect n man of straw from legal consequences. As ho was. Plcquart. thought, a scamp, no great injury would be done him by throwing on him the odium that Drey? fus deserved.' Nevertheless he, tthe witness) had learned of JNcqiiart's e theme, black and abominable. Rut why follow- General de Bolsdefre? Why follow General GonseV Why fol? low General Billot or the others In their long-winded disquisitions? Colo? nel Plcriuarl -it ihn end was allowed to defend himself against the malignant tits' nuatlons and assertions of nil. Until Maltres Demarige and Labor I speak, one should risk no opinion as to ihe oul -omc. General Rillot thinks there will be many fluctuations before th ' trial Is ovr. but he confidently ex? pects a verdict of guilty. The government seems more neutral sin the F rclgn Minister. M. D?lcnsse, returned from his visit to Count Muni vleff. EMILY CRAWFORD. MORE PROOF OF INNOCENCE. Vienna, Aug. 10.?The Allgemlene Zeitung says: "Colonel Punlzzardl, former military ' attache of the Italian embassy in Par j is. has In his possession the identical ; notes on Mndng-ascar, which is specified In the bordereau In the Dreyfus affair, i It is in Esterhuzy's handwriting and ' the paper is similar to that Of the bor 1 derenu. "It was sent to Colonel SchwarzkOp i pen,, attache of the German embassy, who had it copied. The copy was sent to Berlin and the original to Colonel PnnizznrdI that he might have a copy. This he did but he forgot to return the original to his brother ottaehe." W1LL*ARREST MERC1ER. London, Aug. 19.?The Paris corrc spondent of the Sunday Special says: "The government, i understand, has decided to arrest General Mer tier. It is rumored that Orders will he given to withdraw the case against Dryfus, it , having been dlsnovered thai the docu . nichts relied upon to established his \ guilt are forgeries." TO STARVE Til KM OUT. Paris. Aug. 19.?A strict blockade has been established in the Rn0 de t'hahrol. and the authorities have this morning begun a regular solge ? f the building in which M. Guer.n and his nntl-SemitO co||.-agues have entrenched themselves. 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