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Toncthcr with a host of other THE TRUTH COMING OUT Esterbazy Ajaln Says He Wrote Bordereau In Dreyfus Case. ! DEPOSITION OP MERCIER Will Grtatly Aid la Arfumeat of tbe Use -Details of tbs Shoot R( of Uborl. Lf'NIx).N. Aug n-ln th. Evening Ne toil ty Major Count Ealerhaiy ukiiIii tells the "rral truth" In regard to tl burili-rrtu In th Dreyfu case. saying that be wrote It. 1 Tim document, l allege. u In- j tended tn rve a a substantial baala fur i' utalluii agiilmit Prryfua, who! I ml Imh.ii .UfUkMittHil a lonv tlm anil I aguliKt wh .,n ihrr had already - .lr, a nu iiIh t ..f grave proof of r.xiry id ae-p in tne oacagrouna ai-log-ther. ,i t t. UKPOHITION OF" MEIiriEIl. Will Ktr.'iigthen Argument In Dreyfu I'aat Hellgt'iu Troceaalona Forbidden. - "" - iUltre Demnage hat th depoaltlon (f General Merrier will greatly aid In th. argument of the Preyfu caae According to the IVmnage, Vhen Cap'aln Preyf j returned to hla prt on Saturday he ul I; "How could I o fur forget Hie dlatanre aeparatlng the general and captain But It waa too trong or me. i waa unaui to re-. atruln myaeif." M. tmr.ge adil that Drryfua ta aa aure of himaeif aa ever. The urt'h-llliop of Itenne ha for MiliK'li the ciatoinnry rellglou proce ona Turn lay in honor of the feaat of the A.xumpilon, and urge Catholic maintain the itreateal calm while the I'r-yfu court -nartlat lael. 81l'H)TINtJ OF LABOniA. The Attempt On His Lifo Evidently Result of a Plot. PARI.-, Aurf. H, The attempt made upon Hi- life of M. Laborl was evident ly the result of a plot, A letter waa sent to the commissary of police thl morning, warning him that it was In tended to nmke an attempt upon the Ench Pu rc h a se r of.. TEA, COFFEE, SPICES, EXTRACTS At our store I. glvea a ticket entitling them to a aeleetloa of any artlvle In theeroeksry or hanlwur. ileiarsui.nt Foard & Stokes Co. Your Wife Will Ilk It; so will th cook. Star Estate Range Bstlify all who use them. 31 If your bstter half does th oooklng, that Is an addltlsnal reason why there ahould be a Star Estate Range In your klteh.n. The uae of them prevents worry and disappointment. W. J. 8CULLT. Agent. VA Bond Street. -iJ-"-ilk Ilia of Oner I Merrier. Consequently the poll and detectives aurrounded III g-nerul and If ft other participators In th dr.imit unprotected. DETAILS OF TUB SHOOTING. la Waylaid While on III. Way to the Court. RENNK8. . Aug. M.-Multre Uborl. counsel for Dreyfus, waa waylaid and ht thl morning at I o'clock while on th way to the trial. After th shooting the would-be mur derer ran anroa the field until he reached the railroad: he dashed acroai (he track In front of a train Juat ar riving and disappeared In the dense wood. Colonel Ptcquart and hi brother-in-law. Oaat, who accompan. led Laborl, pursued the murderer for dime dlatanre, but aa both were heavy in-'ti, thry were unable to continue the purault, and returned to the wounded man, leaving the chaae to number of lanAnt and laborer. Madame Laborl, wife of the lawyer, who la aa American lady, waa notified and ruahed to her hunband'a aide, do ing everything poaalble to eaae hi ag ony. It la reported that the famoua lyer aaid aa he lay wounded on the ground: v "I m.v ,11 tmm thla hilt Trtvt m nved." i Colnnet Jouauat called after the cloae of the a.-lnn of the court martial and waa allowed to ee Laborl.. He ex pruwed the deepeat regret at the oc currence. General Meroler followed, but the doctor declared Laborl could not hear aurh an Interview In hi pre ent tat. anl Merclcr wa obliged to go away wlthjut teeing the Injured man. Merrier replied that he went to Ely-v-e aa iiilnlnter of war. He recalled that Oenerul DeB ilaeffre could testi fy In regsrd to order received. D- manage ael.jj upon thl declaration and ln.bwJ that Vercler repeat the atatcment that he had given order to UolaJeffre relative to mobllliallon. Caalmlr-Perler reaumed hi teitlmony and laid he would not renlv fa eertaln of n..,vifr; UlllnMUont, I do not wlah to anan er them." ald the former prealdeny "ClixUmnUnL-a are too aad and too tragic for me to try envenom dlcu Ion. I am maater of myself and of my conscience. I would only state that MenJIer has made every effort to mix me deeply aa possible In this affair, but I have remained aloof, I affirm, during th progress of the Investiga tion." The former president then com plained of the Incorrect behavior of his subordinate toward the chief of state. "Aa an Instance," sold Caalmlr Perler, "General Merrier undertook to shorten the term of service of (0.000 men without consulting the chief of state, thus lacking In the respect he owed to hi chief." IN THE COURTROOM. How New of the Assalt Was Re ceived There. RENNES. Aug. If-The shooting of M. Laborl, leading counsel for Dreyfus, rohbel the morning session of the Dreyfu court martial of It paramount Interest. Themurdetvr apparently chose today for the attempt, for It was anticipated that Laborl would crush Mercler, the former minister of war, with his crosH-qUestlonlng. The news of the shooting caused an Immense sensitlon In the courtroom, where the audience was assembled, awaiting the entrance of the judges. . Laborl' ab sence had just been announced, when suddenly, M. Juanay. syndic of the Judiciary press, rushed Into the room and shouted: "M. Laborl has been shot." All present gave a gasp of horror and surprise, and every man Jumped to his feet 'ind a volley of questions waa hur led at Juunay who crying "That Is all I know)" rushed out of the court again. Thos-j who remained excitedly discussed the crime and vigorously de nounced the authors. Cilonel Jouaust, president of the court, when tho news reached him, suspended session until 7:15. It ap pears that Mine. Laborl herself broke the news to the court and Informed Jaunuy of the crime. CHANCE FOR OREGON. Two Officer From Each State to Be Appointed for New Volunteer Regiments, . NEW YORK, Aug. XK.K special to the World from Washington, says: Secreary Root has sent telegrams to governors of states asking for the names of two olllcers of each volunteer regiment In the Spanish war. As all regiments now ordered are fully offi cered, these must be four new regi ments which the administration con templates raising. It la thought very likely that order will be Issued early In the week. MEETS THE INSURGENTS Battle Wear Bustos In Which In surants Are Punished. ONE AMERICAN WAS KILLED WbMtoa Egfi(cJ atAorelcs-Scbar- buo Arrives it Saa Fraaclsco Bobsoa Heard From. MANILA. Aug. 15.-1:31 a. m.-A force of t'nltej Biatea troopa from Qulna. four mile northeast of Ualolo and from Dalluag, near Busto, about kit mile north east of Quingua, en countered a body of Insurgent at about six miles north east of Quinga, i f abut J!ft. In the engagement that ensued the Filipinos were severly pun (shed and scattered. The Anerlcin lost on man killed. The Insurgent force is believed to have been und-r command of General I'ao del Illar and to have bad In view the tearing up of the railway at Bo- cave and Blgaa, about three miles from Bulacan. A battalion of the Twenty-first Infantry will be sent to those point this afternoon to strength en the railroid guard and to recon noltre the country in the direction of Nomgiiry and the bustos road. General Wheaton with troop at Cal ulut made a reconnatsace on Angele about four mile to the northwest where he found 300 of the enemy. He llenced their fire and then returned to Calulut. HOBSON HEARD FROM. Rep-irts to Navy Department on Gen eral Questlma tilths Orient. . WASHINGTON. Aug. It-Naval Constructor Richard P. Hobson was I ht",rJ from by lhe nvy JPart"ent today for the first time at any length since he was assigned to duty In charge of the Spanish ships raised from Manila harbor and now under going repairs at Hong Kong. He also says three Spanish ships, which are completed will be worth to the government abaut 1610,000 and he contemplates trying to raise three more Spanish vessels now at the bot tom of Manila bay. SOHVRMAN AT SAN FRANCISCO. SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 14.-The steamer China from Yokohama and Honolulu arrived tonight Among the passenger was President J. O. Schurman, of the Philippine Isl and commission and president of Cor nell University. The etiquette of of ficialdom seal Dr. Scnurman' lips, and, until he has seen and reported to President McKinley he positively de clines to say anything about the work of the commission. NEW CANADIAN RAILROAD. Larg Sum Voted By Parliament For Building Purposes. NEW YORK, Aug. H.-A special to the Tribune from Montreal, says: The amounts voted at the session of parliament which has just closed, In aid of railway projects aggregated over 18,000,000. Not for 15 years has there been so great a sum voted for such purposes. The bulk of this money goes to roads that are to form links of a new transcontinental line In op position to the Canadian Pacific. These roads are now under separate manage ments and there are still large gaps between them. The plan calls for a line from Quebec to Port Simpson, on the Pacific. Start ing from the former city, there Is a railway known as the Great Northern, which runs southwesterly to Joliette, and is now being extended westward to Join the Canada Atlantic system at South Indian, the Ottawa river being bridged at Hawkesbury to permit this being done. The Canada Atlantic road run west ward to Depot Harbor, on Georgian Bay, and the Great Lakes will be util ised for the present as far as Fort William, near the head of Lake Super ior. From that point there Is now in process of construction a road which will end at Winnipeg, running through the rich Rainy River country and skirting the Minnestoa boundary en crouching upon that state for a dis tance of SO miles. This road la known as the Ontario ft Rainy River road and to aid In Its construction parliament hss Just voted $1,000,000. In addition handsome subventions have been voted by the legislature of Ontario and Man-1 itoba toward the sections falling with in their territory. Altogether the ccmbined subsidies to this line Will amount to m re than 14,(W0 a mile, At Winnipeg, the Ontario lu IUiny River road will meet tbe Northern Pud lie which runs westward to Port age la i'rilrle, a distance of sixty miles. Tbere begins the Canadian Northern owned by the proprietor of the Ontario luiny River road. It run normward and westward for a dials oce of aome 4uo miles. There is a aumuiiy tor Una auU aUuluona ar being made every year. Its objective poUt Is JiUiin jqUii, in tee far north west. To another company, supposed to be sl'nply an alias for Mann c Mac kenxie, toe owner of the Ontario A Rainy River, there baa been granted a charter with a (ubsldy of ft.ZOO a mile for the construction of a road from Edmonton westward to tbe .Yellow Head Pass through the Rocky moun tains. From the Yellow bead Pass tiw old abandoned route of the Canadian Pacific runs to the waters of the Pa cific at Port Blmpaoo, passing through tbe upper valley of the Prase and the rich Caribou mineral county. Thus the new system will extend across tbe continent from tidewater to tidewater, and will be composed of sec tions of the Great Northern, Canaua Atlantic, tee Ontario Rainy River road and the C'anadaln Northern, with the Great LaU.-s aa a connecting link. It will follow closely the route laid tut for the Canadian Pacific when It waa intended to build it a a public work. It will run tbrjjgn a much more fertile country than that trav ersed by the present line of the Can adian Pacific, but the mileage will be so much grei'.er that It will hardly hopo to be an effective competitor for passenger traffic. Quebec will be thej eastern terminus In summer and in winter the new bridge aero tbe St. Lawerence at Quebec will afford access to the government railway, which runs to Halifax and St John. The bridge la to crocs the St Lawerence eight mile above Quebec. It will cost M. 000.000 and one-fourth of this amount has juat been contributed by the Can adian parliament The company holding tbe charter an nounce that It will begin work within the next two months and it hope to have it completed within two years. WILL ARBITRATE CLAIMS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS. Russia Willing to Settle Claims Grow ing Out of Siberian Dispute Tow er Negotiating a Treaty. NEA' YORK, Aug. lt-A special to the Herald from Washington says. Ambassador Tower has notified the state department that the Russian government has agreed to arbitrate the claim of American citizens against it growing out of the leisure of their vessel off the Siberian coast These claims amount to J?00,000 and Russia's willingness to arbitrate them Is the best evidence, atate department offi cial say, of their validity. Mr. Tower Is negotiating a treaty referring . the claim to. arbitration, which will be based upon the conven tions under which the . Cheek and McCord claims were arbitrated. The arbitrator will be selected by the two governments and will be required to render the award within six months after his appointment. These claims are due to the selxure of American sealing ships off the Si berian coast In 1892,- and the maltreat ment of some of their crews. Their vessels were seised twenty miles away from the Siberian shore. Had the seliure occurred within three miles It Is probably this government would have declined to press the claims. The Swiss government Is expected to render ls verllct in fhe Delngoa Bay claim dining the coming fall. This claim, growing out of the sehure of the Delnsroa Bay railroad owned by an American citizen, by the Portuguese ffovernmpnt, amounts to several mil lions of dollars. OLYMPIA TO BE OVERHAULED. NEW YORK, Aug. 14. A sneclal to the Herald from Washington, says: The navy department has pmettraUv decided to send the cruiser Olympla. upon her arrival home, to the Boston navy yard for repairs. It Is under stood to be the Intention to give the vessel a thorough overhauling and to modernise her. It Is probable the flae quarters will be removed so that Ad miral Dewey will be the last flag of ficer to fly his flag on board her. rrTVVA n Uyr urr wmm V AZSZIVIUX PURE Mskss the feed more delicious ond wholesome smut wmo pwww. co. . Hffw rowc TO RELIEVE PORTO RICANS Appeal to Governors of States by Secretary cf War. LAFGE QUANTITIES NEEDED Swift Steamers ia Readlatss to Carry -applies to the Storm Sufferers -Warship to Assist. WASHINGTON, Aug. It The sec retary of war thl afternoon Issued the folbwljg appeal to the governor of the state for aid for the storm uf. ferers in Porto Rico: "I enclose herewith copies of two tel- ' rgraphlc despatches received last even ing from the governor general of Porto Rico, by which It appear that th de vastation wrought by the recent hur ricane in that Island is even greater than was at first supposed. It is evi dent that a gre.it multitude of the people, rendered utterly destitute by this awful calamity, must be fed and cared for during a considerable period until they can have an opportunity to procur food for themselves. Enor mous quantities of supplies of the kind indicated by the governor general must be procured. The magnitude of the work to be accomplished lead this department to supplement the appeal already made to '.he mayors of the principal cities of th country by a more general ap peal, and I beg you to ask the people of your atate to contribute generously to the relief of the people of Porto Rico. Swift steamers have been provided to leave New York to carry the sup plies directly to Porto Rico as rapidly ss they can be collected. Contribution should be either ia supplies of the character Indicated or In mmey. Supplies should be sent to Colonel F. B. Jones, army building. Bank North America, New York city, city. In packages plainly marked "Por to Rico relief and he should be con sulted as to the time of shipment Money should be sent to the National. Bank North America. New YorB city,, which has been designated as the de pository for relief fund. The acting secretary of the navy to-, day wrde- to Secretary Root that the. navy desired to ro-o Derate in every way It could In rendering assistance, to the storm stricken people of Porto " Rico, and tendering a warship to De placed at the disposal of the war de partment If It was desired to convey supplies to the islands. GERMANY LOVES AMERICA. One of the Kaiser's Sailor Men Say England Wants to Make Trouble. CHICAGO, Aug. 14. Lieut. Kehrl, of the German navy, who is touring America for pleasure. Is In the city. The lieutenant was an officer of the GeHon. Admiral Diedrichs flagship, in the Philippines during the war with Spain. He said: "There was a misunderstanding be tween Admiral Dewey and Admiral Von Dledertchs over harbor regula tions, but the affair has been much exaggerated. The admirals were good friends and frequently dined together. The stories of the bitterness of the feeling between them come from Eng lish sources. The English people wish to Impress upon the American mind the aid they rendered this country in order to pave the way for the alliance which they seek with ihe United States. England would aUo like noth ing better than to see the United States and Germany go to war so that she might get control of that much more of the commerce of the world. The feelings said to have grown out of the Manila Incident does not exist In Germany." THE FOX ACCSPTED. WASHINGTON, Aug. 14. The tor pedo boat Fox, built by Wolff & Zwtoker at Portland, Ore., waa today accepted by the government. AiS1N'