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'ro Jicf fu h i Vkt'ii !;'"' ; '. 1 ihrn' y will.O.ii J; rii ;.. A-. will bo liable to prosecution. 4 ,4 W: ' a ; y TOL L. ASTORIA, OKKfiON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13. 1899 6 nONT CONDEHN... All stool bought a The)- aro firm C2 yean in the luiineew ECLrlPSE. ...Hardware Co. GRIFFIN & REED RALSTON HEALTH CLUB Break fat Food Barley Food Acne GlBtra Farina, Acme Wheat Flakes and Standard Kollcd Oats 2 A. V. ALLEN'S Pacific Sheet MANUFACTURERS OF Salmon Vefctitle Fratt ...CANS Lithographing on Tin a Specialty. San Francisco, CaL Astoria. Ore. Falrnaven, Wasb. Writ Um for- Prte Here Is a List Ot some High Grade Goods at moderate prices RALSTON HEALTH P (IDS In great varlctv ROSS, HIGGINS & CO jlem Zealand fire fosMGe Go Of New Zealand. W. P. Thomas, Mgr., San Francisco. UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOl DER5. Subscribcnl Capital Paid-Up Capital Assets Assots in United States Surplus to Policy Holders Has been Underwriting on the Pacific Coast over Twenty-two yenre. SAHUEL ELMORE & CO., Resident Agents, Astoria, Oregon ranges lcaiixQ you uufortuiiiitoly clioMp ouo. liny ft "SUPERIOR" warranted in every particular, by o .nOH IIOND HTRERT Books... Blank' and Miscellaneous. Paper... New Crape and Typc-wrltlnjr. Waterman Fountain Pens liox Decorotert Caper awl envelope -'too. Select Bran . Yeast, Cocoa Metal Works spice and Syrnp fresh from the mills. AKOMATIC SPICES juornnteed the finest. . TILLMANN'S 1'UKE EXTRACTS. CHASE & SAXIJOKN'S COrTEES arc un rivalled. Together with a host of other good things. 15,000,000 1,000,000 2,545,114 300,000 1,718,792 IN FAVOR OF DREYFUS Dramatic Scenes at tbe Rennes Trial Yesterday. THE COURT WAS EXCITED Prisoner Rises to His Feet, Confronts an6 Denounces His Accusers With Thrllllnf Effect. (Copyrighted liiS by Associated Pre.) KKNNKH, Aug. It Thla haa been a tremendous day. M. Caalmlr Perler gave to the court martial th. history f the Dreyfus caa. lie spok. In an emphatlo manner, arltb atrong enioiluii and uften In a atrong ton. of Indignation, lie appeared to greater advantage than I ever remember to have awn him before and waa honest and truthful, though not free from a pnae unlrea when anger at Ilea being told about him made him quit natural. M. Caalmlr I'crler declared that he would nut leave tb. court until th. Im putullnna agalnat him were cleared Up. When the president of the court eald: "Tell what you wnow of th. Dreytua I affair," Mr. Caalmlr Perler aeemed un t able to apeak. Aa a matter of fact the blood ruined to hla heart whenever h. la deeply moved, paralysing for a abort time the organ, of speech. General Mercler waa allowed to alt while giving hla delilon, If long winded. Dal explanations and remark ran b. railed a deposition. He la quit. of another type from M. Caalmlr Per ler. I He haa th. earring, and countenance j of a trickster. Ksterhasy la Ilk. brigand; Mercler Ilk. a dlahoneat gro- ; cor who adulleralea hla wares. HI crlea are mere allta aurrounded with puffy flr.h. They reveal nothing that 1 going un behind them. In.tlncta of self preservation and .mull passion that milliliter to It are alone expreesed In hla withered countenance. He spoke for hour. In a acarwly audible voire. There waa hardly In hla deposition be yond mm capital admission that he sent tbe secret document to Colonel Maruel with not a altict order,' but the Implied order to .how them to the other judges of th. 1894 court martial. Apart from thla admlaalon, hla depos ition Ilka that of Ocneral Roget, be fore the court of cassation, waa full of Innueiidoua of "perhap.es" and vf "It la not Impossible" or "It may be" and aurh verbal ambiguities Qeneral Mcrcler'i deposition waa In auch contrast to the graphic, power- Each Pu rchaser of. ' TEA, COFFEE, SPICES, EXTRACTS At our .tor. U gives a tleket entitling tti.m In a aelectloa of any article In Ih.crockery or hardware rieparamen! Foard & Stokes Co. Your Wife i Will Ilk. It; so will th. cook. Star Estate Range Satisfy all who ua them. If your batter halt does th. cooking, that Is an additional rsa.nn why ther. hould b. a Star E.tat. Rang. In your kitchen. Th. use of them prevents worry and disappointment. W, J. BCULLT. Agent, in Bond Street M ' -18, rejl""PS ful story of M. Caclmlr Pcrlor, which had throught the ring of truth, tbat th general tu hooted as ha U'ft the atand. II. and M. Caalmlr Perler Will be confronted on Monday. I pity Dim. Mundajr'l proceedings will b sensa tional; "todays were thrilling, a lln inai in. tiue la on in. turn. There were other depositions of great Importance, though they wer. not sen sational. Their Importance lay In their covering th. antl-Dreyfu.lllcs with confusion by nailing their Ilea to tb. counter. Th. officers who Judged Dreyfus may have, for decency's sake to acquit blin but they will do to r- lucantly and with hearts filled with gall. They ar. not to be converted by th. evidence but It may, and I believe It will,' overbear them. (Signed) EMILY CRAWFORD, ARRAIGNED BY MERCIER. Dreyfua Murclllcsly Denounced In Hpeecb Lasting Nearly Four Hours. KENNE8, Aug, U.-A trying seen. closed today's sessli,n of tb. Dreyfu. trial. Oencral Mercler had .apoken nearly four hour. In a ruthlcs denun elation of Dreyfus, who had listened unmoved until Mercler concluded by saying If he had not been convinced of th. guilt of Dreyfus, and If the Utter. conviction hsd nut been fortified since Mi, he would admit he bad been mis taken. Dreyfus Jumped to his feet aa though the words had galvanised him Into Ufa and shouted In a vole, which resounded through the hall like a Irumphet note: That la what you ought to aay." The audience burst Into wild cheers. whereupon uahers called for .Hence. When Mercler replied be would ad mit Dreyfus waa Innocent if there was ny doubt, the prisoner shouted: Why don't you then?" This was followed by another out burst of applause. Ex-preeldent Css Imlr I'erler then rose) and dramatically drmandt-d to be confronted with Mer cler In order to deny some of his state ments. Colonel Jouauste ordered "tha court to adjourn until Monday for con frontation, and aa Mercler turned to leave the court th. audience rose en masse and hissed and cursed him. those back of th. court standing cm chairs and benches In order to better hound him down. Uendarmea placed themselves be tween th audience and the general. who showed strong disposition to mal treat former minister of war. Mercler hurried out of the court room through the side door amid tierce denunciations of the audience. Un going Into the Ktrwt the crowd outnlde cheered him lid cried "Vive Uurme." All" cried a spectator of the scene In court "if they had heard the In human Hummer speak they .would not cheer him now." "WOKKINU SATISFACTORILY." Knglish Ktilway Superintendent's lie- luct.int Admission u. to Ameri can Locomotives. LONDON, Aug. U At a meeting of the Midland Hallway Company the chairman announced that the locomo tive superintendent had reported that. although the tlrsl ten American lo comotives were by no menus eo,uul in tin In n to English locomotives, Uicy were doing their work satisfactorily. It was the company's custom, he said, to run engines a thousand miles and then to overhaul them, charging any defects to the makers. The same rule would be applied to American locomotives and the company would be then better able to form reliable opinion of their merits. EXroHTS FOR JULY. A larger Showing For That Month Thau For Many Years. WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 The mon thly statement of the exports ot do mestic products shows that the exports for July were as follows: UreadetulTs t21,0iU75, Increase as compared with July, 1S9S, nearly 14,500,000. Cattlo Vnd hogs, J2.J41.192, decrease (9,000. Provisions, $H.S-0,344. Increase 5, 000,000. Cotton. 5,442,995, Increase $3,614,000. Mineral oils, $5,245,519. Increase $500,000. These show a larger total for July tor these Ave articles than for any preceedlng July In many years. TO CHEAPEN CIQARS. Government Will Admit Porto Cigar Without Any Duty. Rico WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. The offic ials of the war department are now considering the question of the re moval or material reduction ot .the duty on leaf tobacco grown In and ship ped from Porto Rico to Cuba and the Indications are that an order to this effect will be Issued within It short time. Under the president's proclama tion of December S, 189S, the duty on this tobacco was fixed at $5 per pound. This rate has been found to be pro hibitive. The Porto Rlcan tobacco growers represent that the tobacco ln 1 dustry In the Island sill be ruined Un 1 less relief Is soon afforded them. THE SEASON IS TOO SHORT v- Leading- Cannerymen Advocate Change Is toe taw. RUN OF FISH GETTING LATER At Least Five Days Should Be Added and More Fish Canaed at the Mouth of the River, With a view to ascertaining th. tm presslon relative to the 1M pock as published Friday morning, and In ad ditlon, to get a concensus of opinion as to the feasibility of extending the present open season, an Astorlan rep resentative was detailed to Interview some of the leading cannerymen yes terday. One of th. first encountered by the reporter In his quest was the genial governor of Oregon, who, Id company with hla father, Mr. H. J. Geer, Is visiting friends In Astoria and vicinity. Althougn you are not a cannery- man, I am going to ask your opinion of the fishing situation, governor?" the reporter said. I am pleased that you have put thai question," was the answer. There Is a rumor current that I came here to personally act In enforcing the cIohIit law, whereas there could be nothing further from the truth. The Fates facetiously decreed, 1 suppose, that I should arrive la Astoria at the Identical period when the shut down was on. The truth Is, I came with no object other than to whiff th. ocean breeiea, and find some' relief trom the broiling sun In the Inland. Con cerning the extension ot time beyond Aucust 10th, you may quote me as being most heartily In accord with It. talked with the members of the Push club last night, and renlly, for the first time, was afforded an Insight into the nrevslllna condition. Ther teU me It Is sn iudlroutablo fact that the salmon are annually making a later run. Such being the case, the law by all means should be amended. In my apaclty us the stale's chief executive. would support tbut proposition in every possible manner." "Would your Interest In the subject prompt you to summon the legislature In special session to accomplish It?' ti is true," replied the governor, "that another fishing season will elapse before the atate legislature uguln convenes. Still to answer that question with due regard to Its grave Importance would require much thought and serious investigation. It should not be forgotten that another season may find conditions more fav orable and the Columbia exempt from a prolonged freshet." C. H. Chutter, local manager ot A, Booth & Co. sold: "I have noticed the published estimate of the 1S99 pack, and while In a few Individual Instances there may have been Inaccuracies, I think, In the aggregate, the figures were reliable." "With reference to the time exten sion, Judging trom the prevailing con ditions of the last two or three years, I think, five or even ten days should be added to the present closing date." Mr. Chutter was asked whether, in hla opinion, the fish now coming Into the river would move beyond the dalles before the opening ot tbe fall season, "I very much doubt it," he said. Questioned as to their canning con dition there as compared to this point, he replied: "The Hearer to the ocean the fish are caught, the better they are. The longer they remain in the river, the more nearly worthless they, become. As to the closing period, I might say definitely that I believe Au gust 15th would meet any general emergeney. However, the state of the river would still have a great deal to do with It. For Instance, it the freshet should hang on, as It has thla year, and which. In my mind, is the direct cause of the current late run, I believe the fish commissioner should be empowered to extend the season In keeping with the exigencies of the occasion. As a matter ot fact, the freshet has continued this year later than has ever before been known. At least that Is my Impres sion. This has been the Immediate cause of the fish not making their or dinary run." "Are they still fishing on the Wash ington side. Mr. ChutterT" "They were fishing on Taylor's sein ing grounds this morning, and t be lieve It Is generally recognized that those grounds are on the Washington side. At the same time, I understand that Mr. Taylor has deeds from both the state of Oregon and the state of Washington. I don't know how the concurrent jurisdiction law would af reet th. seining at that point, nor whether our commissioner could go over ther. and stop their work on tb. Washington side. I met Mr McGowan last night and h. stated that h. would not receive any fish today. Personally, I havs nntlflml all nf mv trap men that purchases were closed on our part." Mr. LornsU'ln, secretary of the Co lumbia River Flrherman's Protective Cnlon, said: "Th. clone season her. Is a humbug. I don't believe that w. should have anv. As to the fish getting abov. Th. Dalles in- Hentember 10th, they don't begin to. If they did, they would b black and entirely faded out Another thing; tbe wheels should be taken out ot th. river. A good plan might b to establish a line aero, th. river, and let all the fish that get beyond It go Scott free. Pay no attention to thgm after they get abov. high water. Ther. Is no question but that the present season ha been aggravatlngly ate; and when tbe summer or spring la late, the fish are invariably backward. Their spavn la deficient besides. When the iujun rieveloDS early, however, the spawn la always In normal condition." Asked if fishing was being prose cuted on the Washington side, a, well- known fisherman who was In the office t the time, said: "They were running a seln oft of Tongue Point this morning. It could be' seen very distinctly. They were fishing up at Miller's Sands, too, and got In ten tons that I know of." Mr. N. W. Tallant discussed the sub ject as follows: I had a talk with Governor Geer today and told him that I should cer tainty advise extending the open sea son, at least, five days and rhorten, in turn, the spring season five days. He acquiesced with me concerning the llsh now entering the river running above the dalles. It is my opinion that they do not try to do so. Tbelr spawn- ng grounds are up in Cathlamet bay beyond Tongue Point, and from there along to Oak Point and In the various loughs In that vicinity. Of course. there may be a few that would reach the dalles, but not many, and the tew that did ao would have their fat and strength entirely exhausted." Continuing, Mr. Tallant said: "It very evident that the salmon of today are quite superior to the salmon w. had ten years ago the first of August. I think there Is more than wo weeks' difference In them, much of whl-h Is attributed to the eocdltijn ef the river. This year the river has been very high. If the water had slack. enei, the fish would have come in earlier." Mr. Tallant stated that he bad heard the fishing on the Washington side was to cl'Mie do n for a couple of days and then start again. He also said that the river was higher today than at any time for the same period In fifteen years. - In speaking ot the published esti mate of the 1S99 pack, Mr. T. U. Mc (Jovern sal J: "The report might have been a trifle inaccurate by reason ot the cunnerymen In some Instances counting tour dozen cases ot half pounds as full cases. I consider It as trustworthy as It was possible to make it at the time. Regarding an extension of time, Mr. McGovern held the fol lowing opinion:1 "I think the close, season should extend until the first of May and that the open season should continue from that time until August 2ith. The regular salmon have been coming In later for the last three years, and I believe It Is natural for the hatchery fish to come In later." In conclusion he said: "This season demonstrates that the pack on the. river cannot be depended upon. We are likely to' have short seasons, and In view of this, the entire Columbia river pack ought to be put up and sold only as strictly fancy goods and at a price that such goods should natur ally bring. There is an Increasing de mand east for this quality of sahion, which can be obtained no where else In the world than right at the mouth of the Columbia river. For this reason, It would behoove the cannerymen to join In a concerted action looking to this end. It has been the aim ot the! Columbia River Packers Association to carry this Idea Into effect. It cer-j toinly would not only benefit the can-) nerymen, but every fisherman as well.1 Mr. William M. Barker's views coin cided in the main with those ot Mr, McGovern. Mr. Barker thought tha the estimate of the Association pac was lower lhan It really was. He" sad that during the last few days thei was quite a run ot salmon whlc should have added materially to th showing. Regarding the close reason, he thought it was a farce. For years, they had been propagating Augus Continued on page three. jcy Makes the food more delicious and whofesoma ow awiwiweo., wwrowc TO CLOSE THE PORTS Plans Being Considered to Stzt Off Insurgent Supplies. ATTEMPT TO STARVE MANILA Afutoaldo's Decree Had This Porpos fa Vlew-Seiator Stewart oa Expassloi. NEW YORK. Aug. 12.-A special to the Herald from Washln?t.n says: Serious conslJcratlon Is t.ig g'von by the authorities to the qt:on of suppressing tho H'.egAt trading bet've-n. the Filipino insurgjnts and the terri tory under their control nnd the eJt- slde world. The situation Is complicate!, accord ing to advices received from General Otis by the action of Agulnaldo in In terdicting traffic between tbe natives and seaports not under the control ot the American foroe. and ships ot American register. This interdiction. General OUs says, is In retaliation for his action In Issuing licenses to per sons in Manila to continue trading la the staple products ot tha Islands. - Military officers say tbe native In habitants of Manila now rely largely upon their commercial trading trans actions for their livelihood and 'they see In Agulnaldo's- decree an attempt to stop th trad betweea Manila and other bland porta In the hope ot be coming a starving city upon General Otis' bands, Authorities are much ex ercised over the possibility of a gen eral smuggling of hemp and rloe. These articles have appreciated In val ue MO per cent and tbe Immense gain to be secured is a great temptation to smugglers. Rear-Admlrol Watson la co-operating with the army to prevent the con tinuance ot tbe illegal trading and in a dispatch to the uavjr department today he announced that on account of the necessity of preventing such trading he would be unable to send any .ot his. ships north aa advised by Acting Secretary Allen. At a conference held by Secretary of War Root with Acting Secretary ot tbe Navy Allen, the advisability of proclaiming a blockade ot certain ports was discussed, but on account of tbe status which auch action would give to the struggle in the lslalds. It is doubtful If action ot a formal charac ter will be taken. Blockade, In fact, however, will exist, stronger In char acter than that now enforced. STEWART'S EXPANSION VIEWS. No Longer a Question Whether or Not We Are in Favor of It. NEW YORK, Aug. 12. A special dis patch to the Times trom Washington. W- ... ..-4-tbs In reply to a question concerning his views on expansion, Senator Stew art, of Nevada, said today: "We have expanded and it Is no longer a question whether ' of not we ore in favor of It. It make no differ-' ence whether the United Spates had a right to buy those Islands or whether , Spain had a title to dispose ot them. ' The facts remain that we did buy them and we are there now to give the natives an opportunity to rule themselves. . 'Maybe our arguments are rather strong, but that la apparently the only way to deal witn tnese people, W. cannot sell them. If we should, then It would be to some monarchy and the people ot the United States would stamp with unan imous disapproval the sale ot a coun try' and Its people. 'The policy of tse United States in the Philippines ha not been aggres sive enough. I believe a more vigor- ' oua campaign will be waged In the future." , j:U PROTRACTED ARBITRATION. LONDON, Aug. 11 The Times In an editorial this morning on the Ven- ezeula boundary arbitration complains that the proceedings are unnecessar ily "protracted and expressed a fear ' that? the example thus set will "oper ate Ho prejudice the arbitral mode ot settjing differences." floras