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Wasb. ! Write Uai for Prloai ! fresh from the milts. AROMATIC SI'ICES gunrantecd the finest. TILLMAXN'S I't'RE EXTRACTS. CHASE & SAXHORN'S COFFEES are un rivalled. Together with a host of other Astoria, Oregon YaKEN TO THE SUBURBS La tori Removed Yesterday to the Residence of Bash. EXPECT SPEEDY RECOVERY Court Martial Will Be Asked to Ad- Joura for Two Days-Transvaal Situation at Washlnftoa. liENNES. Aug. 15-At I o'clock thla evening M. Laborl waa removed In an ambulance to the residence of Prof. Hash, In the lutturba of Itonnes. He nix. 4 the Journey well, although natur ally fntlgiird. he doctors tonight ar extremely hix-fu uf hla speedy re covery, but consider It would be un wise fir him to return to court until there le atmoluMy no danger of re lapse. M. th'ttinnite hue decided to ask for en adjournment, which haa neciMl lnl". a written application by both M. Ivtnaiige and Capluln lreyfu who have already snt Ivttera to the presi dent uf the court murllal. Colonel Jiiueiktite will undoubtedly accede to the miu.-.t, but he will not grant an adjournment for more than two daya, hrn the application muat be renewed. CaiUnln Itreyfua wanta.the aeaalona HtHinel until Mondav next, when It la evpectpd M. I-aborl will be able to be preeent. 8HOOTINQ WAR TIMELY, Pkkneea of Labor I Terrible Loaa to Dreyfua Cauaa, LONTjON. Aug. .-Th correapond ent of the Tlmea at rtennea, who com menta uiwn the "prodlgloua drama be ing enarted," and tha loaa to tha Drey fua cauee through the dlaablement of iJiborl, aaya: "Then la a terribly euggeatlve time, lines In the crlir.e. If the fatea had been tninlilnlng again! Dreyfua, they could not have armed a mora efficient agent of their rtrelfn than the tin known man who ahot Labort Just aa he waa about to rid lie with ahot and hotter with Invective, Irony and acorn the Inst arxu nenta of the public a cueer, Merrier. "It wna a maaUr-atroka. The one lmlleiN-nelble nan wna thrown hora de combat Juet at the moment when moat waa expectel of him. I do not exag. gerate the genrl Impreaelon when 1 aftlrm that, with Ijiborl abaetit. the bottom aeemi to nave dropped out of the def nee. The examination of Mer- Eocli Purchoer of. TEA, COFFEE, SPICES, EXTRACTS At oar store It given a ticket atllllug them to a selectloa of any article In tha crockery or hardware diareinent..... Foard & Stokes Co. Your Wife 4 Will Ilka It! to will tha cook. Star Estate Range Batl.fy all who uia th.m. If your better halt doea tha cooking, that la an addlttanal reaeon why there hould be a Star Gatata Range In your i.i,..i..n Th mm Af ihem nreventa worry 0EaIuIlO and disappointment. W. J. acVVUT. Agent, 4S1 Bond Btreat. tier by M. Dctnnng? waa una of the weakest exhibitions of forensic Ihgv nuity and prewme of .nlnd which It la possible to conceive. Mnrcler, Illllot I'avalgnao, with the others, held the door Just as tlmlr predecessors In the trial of 18)4, while the prisoner waa left altioxt without defense. "Doubtless M. Demange Is a areat lawyer, and he may well have been up set by the terrible event; but hla for mat and antl'iuate methods stood him In sad atead today, and It waa today that waa most dreaded by all the ad versaries of Dreyfus. "Then, to cap all, Merrier called up on Madame Labor! to proffer his sym pathy. It must be rem inhered rnat Iabort had Just tecovered from ty phoid fevur, and hla ardent, nervous organism, overstrung by tha tension of thla trial, la In a bad condition for combating a fresh shock. The worse news would surprise nobody. "for reasons which I am bound not to give the event Is a national calam ity." OIIKAT LOSS TO DEFENSE. Laborl's Talents Were Fully Primed For the Witnesses. NrW TO UK, Aug. 15.-A dispatch to the Tribune from rtennee, says: Mcl-Mlrama strained to a pitch verg ing upon hysterical prevails both at lnni-e and Paris. The attempt to murder Maltre Labor! saved witnesses from the searching ordeal of Incisive questioning which the attorney had In tend! to submit to the court martial In order thnl they might he put to them, a method of procedure which Is the neareet approach to an American cross examination provided for by the French Jurisprudence. Thla waa lo have been "Laborl's day" at the Dreyfus trial. The brilliant Junior counsel had mastered hla facts and primed his talents with tha ob-J-rts of putting the screws upon Her der and Cavalgnac with unrelenting forces. From a purely technical point of view, therefore, the e-mlnistera of war who are now upon their defense for Dreyfus Iniquities, have scored a trick but thla Is much more than off set by the normal effect of an attempt at aasas'lpMlon, which, happening at a critical phase of General Mercler'a testimony, had dealt the proiteciAInn such a telling blow that-In. order to attenuate Its effect upon the public mind, Mervler railed upon Madam. Lab borl aa he left tha court room and as sured her of hla "dcepst and heart felt sympathy." Tha testimony of five ex-mlnlitera. Merrier. Billot, Cavalgnnr, Zurllnden and ( hannlne, waa nothing else but an elaborate pbadliig of Ihelr own de fense; It ws lrrelevted to the Issue before the conrt. The Ave x-mlnlfrs were unnble to produce any substantial tfTe?ta tending to Inerltnlime Dreyfus; they related Tag i. refutnble hearsay, atorlea -which no American court would have admitted n evidence, they all atood Arm together and stubbornly affirmed that Dreyfaa, not Esterhaiy. wrote the 'bordervaa. The testimony of M. Manotaux Is regarded aa a skill ful Ht of diplomatic hedging to -enable him to re-enter poRtlcal life. He ad mlta haying declared to General Merc ler when Twrth were In office Chat the vldenre of Dreyfua guilt did not Jus tify court martial, but the -tx-mln-letcr of foreign affairs abstained from expressing his opinion as to the guilt or Innocence, of the -prlsloner. M. Man otanx. arter' giving his testimony, shook hands with General Mercler In the court room and conversed earnest ly with him for ftv mlnutea. As gen erfiTa wearing lunre silver Insignia of the grand oflU-ers of the Legion of Honor loft the Lyeec. they were ac claimed In the .lnvt by crowds shout InK 4 'ive Varmee.'" "Vivo Mercler." Most pathetic of all '.he dramatic eventa of the Dreyfus affair waa Lab or! prostrate and bleeding on the pavement with hla pale blende head supported on his wife's knee. Ills ejes were half closed and as he belbved that he was dying, uttered the words: "Notify the court to suspend the ses sion." mmmmmmmmm AID FOR PORTD IUCANS. American Women Tendering Supplies From All Sections of the Land. PLATT3RURQ, N. T., Aug. 15.-Mra. Ouy V. Honry, wife of the former gov ernor general of Porto Rico, haa been deluged with telegrams from promi nent women, women aid societies, ttc, in all parts of the United States, ask ing her Just what artiol?s of wearing apparel are most needed by the women of Torto Rico. Mrs. Henry asks the Associated Prjss to say to these In quires ; "T'le garments needed by the women and children of Porto Rico are a straight sack and pettycoat and one under garment. The same pattern for both women and children, except for children under eight years, for them a yoke and straight skirt. Use your own Judgment as to difference in slae. Cal icos, ginghams, percales, and white cotton munltn are suitable for the sack chemises. "Address all packages to Colonel Jones, dopjt -luartermaster, New York olty, marked from colonial aid society to relief committee, San Juan, Porto Rico." TROOPS WILL BE MOVED Extensive Operations Will Be Carried 0a. MULES FOR PACK ANIMALS Pick Train to Bo OrftnUti and In ferior of Ltzoi PcnetratcA-Eav pcror Klctio!is' Order. WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. The prob- lem of transportation In the Philippines haa been under consideration by the war department for some time. It la expected at the end of the rainy sea- son It will be necessary to move the troops some distance from the rail road, and at the present time the means of transportation are not suf ficient for a large army and extensive operations. The difficulty has been met by sending mules to Manila In targe numbers. The quartermasters depart ment haa already ahlpped about 600 of thse animula anl will send 800 more wry soon. There are nearly 2.000 more owned by the department which will be sent if needed. Those animals will not only be used for t ran porting supplies In wagons, but It la Intended to organise pack train for carrying the runs and equJP menta where the teams cannot be util ized. The Indications ire that the cam paign, after the rainy season. Is to be conducted not only near the railroad where General Otis haa confined most of his operations, but the Interior of Luxon will be penetrated. SECRETARY WILSON'8 VIEWS OF PACIFIC COASX. Anxious to Have Desert Lands of Ore gon and Washington Regrasaed Culture of Tea Favored. CHICAGO, Aug. IS. Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson waa at the Auditorlnm for a few hours yesterday on his way to Washington from his western trip. He has been In Iowa, his borne state, and up and down the Pacific coast. He reports great prosperity everywhere. He la Impressed with the agricultural sections of the west and those which will require Irrigation to develop them. One of his pet schemes has been tea culture tn i he United States. The 3e pvtmorft has been developing the Plants at Washington city In great auantitint and It Is proposed to distrib ute to Tavorahle localities some tour teen mTftton shrubs. Tt Is the bope of the serrvtary that some soils and clim ates will be found favorable to the cnltnra. Secretary Wllsn Inspected lands In Washington and Oregon tbmt have been frver grated by cattle and neglect ed to such a degree that now they are practically a desert It la his desire to ee these re-grasa?J. The department haa two experimental gardenspots In Washington In which grasses both for eign and domestic are beting propa gated. Secretary Wilson learned something of the agricultural conditions of the Philippines while on the coast. He Is an enthuxlnatlc expansionists. He thinks the Islands will supply the United States with Just the sort of tropical area we need. The Islands he considers Is the richest region in na tural resources on the globe. What Is required Is the energy and science of an advanced race to develop them. THK PLAGUE IN PORTUGAL. Bubonic Disease Has Become Epidemic and Is Sweeping the Country. LONDON. Aug. 15.-The Dally Mall Dubllshes the following dispatch from Oporto, Portugual: "The suspicious disease which broke out here recently has become epidem ic. Its symptoms are identical with those of the bubonlo plague. The doc tors disagree as to Its precise charac ter, but admit that it must be allied to the dreaded eastern malady. Sani tation and the water supply here are bad and the wildest rumors lire cur rent. The authorities, however, are taking energetlo measures." TREASURY BUREAU STATISTICS. WASHINGTON, August 15. The monthly statement of the Imports and exp rta of the United States Issued by the treasury bureau of statistics, shows that during the month of July the Imports of merchandise amounted to $59,925,173,' of which nearly 226,000,000 was free of duty. The Increase as coin pared with July, 1898, was about 29.- 000,000. . Tha exports of domestlo mer- chandlae during July amounted to t'JZ.Ki.Ki, an Increase over 20.000,KJO. During the seven months of the last calendar year the dutiable Imports of merchandise exceeded those of the cor responding period of by nearly 1:3.000,040 and the domestic exports were nearly IS.009,100 less than for the corr-wpondlng months In IMS. The gold Imports for July amounted to S2,8'A49 and the exports to J2.5S7,- 4S7. For the seven months the exports exceeded the Imports by nearly S4.000, 000. The silver Imports during July ag gregated I2.711.7M and the exports 124.- 002,412. For the seven months the ex ports exceeded the Imports by nearly 114.000,000. THE TRIALS OF MINERS IN THE FAR NORTH. One Hundred People, Men and Women Rescued by Cutter Bear and Landvd at Kotxebue Beach. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. IS. The steamer Albion has arrived here IS days from Cape Horn. She reports that 100 people, men and women. without food and means, kere picked up on the Kotxebue beach by the rev enue cutter Bear, and taken to St. Michaels. On the Albion were eight pasengers who had taaed most of tht winter In Kotxebue. picked up enough dust to pay them for their experience In the far north and then made their way to Cape Horn. They were very glad to g'-t back to San Francisco. The Albion left here nearly three months ag i to gather up reindeer on the Siberian roost and carry the ani mals to St. Michael. The old revenue cutter TheUa went on the same mis sion, and the Bear, the whalers' savior. had Instructions to do similar work on hr way to the Arctic All three vessels performed the work allotted to them. The Albion reports that all sorts of criminals abound In Anvil City an3 robberies are of dally ocurrence. For several nights be fore the Albion sallea her crew guarded the bullion In the company's house with shot guns. The Albion left St. Lawrence bay with 10 deer on July 2 for Cape Prince of Wales. The deer, with their leg Med, wre taken aboard the Al bion In boMi. Of the 10 there were lf4 landed at Cape Prince of "Wales, In Alaska. The Thetla landede forty animals, and returned to the Siberian side for more. The Bear took 110 from Bering Island and got 82 of them safe ly axhore at the cape. The latter point Is near the entrance to the Arc tic ocean and Is about 100 miles north of St. Lawrence bay. The animals were not In good condition to be hinnol at that time of the year, but the expedition waa very successful aa far aa transportation was concerned. It mill be this government" care to nourish the animate and if they can thrive on Alaska's shore they will oe brousht further down the coast and used for meat supply, packing and carrying mall The Bear went on from the cape to the Arctic to look after the whalers. CARNIGIE STILL INTERESTED. In Spite of His Removal to Great Brit- Ian He Contributes to the Bryan Cause. BOSTON, Aug. 15. In transmitting hta latest contribution of $1,000 to the Anti-Imperialistic League. Andrew Carnegie writing from Sklbo Sastle, says: "I have asked my cashier to send you another $1000 to enable you to car ry on the good work. I am greatly pleased with your reply to those who denounced true patriots and patriots. It Is those who trample American prin ciples under foot who are traitors, not we who stand for the doctrine of the fathers." In support of the claim that Admiral Dewey is an anti-imperialistic, the league offers otlkial correspondence between the various American con suls and the admiral. THE CLEVELAND STRIKE. CLEVELAND, O., Aug. 15. A mass meeting of striker sympathisers was held At South Brooklyn and was at tended by a turbulent crowd from the city. Against protests of Bryan, the strike leader crowdstoned a big con solidated car. The conductor of the car law down on his seat and fired several shots at the crowd with a re volver. Nobody was hit but the shoot ing had the effect of dispersing the mob in 9hort order. uw t-iv itgwpkl; Makes the food more koy eKio IS STUDYING THE ARMY Foot HcHs Long Consultations Wltb Heads of Bureaus. NO DECISION REACHED Uncertainty at to Amount of Votsi teer Fef Iments Required-Brooks to Be Called to WasbinrtOA. ' WASHINGTON. Aug. 15.-4?ecretry Root gave his attention largely to army matters today. He bad a Ions; consultation with Adjutant General Corbin relative to the army, Its strength, equipment and supplies;' these being considered in connection with statements that have been fur nished by the heads of the dliTerent bureaus. The question of enlisting and the selection of officers and of addi tional volunteer regiments also wag under consideration, but It waa stated that no decision to call for more troops was reacehd. While It Is said that five regiments will be organized, the number has not been definitely determined upon. Neither is It settled whether all shall be Infantry reglm-jnts. It haa been suggested that another cavalry regi ment or two may be of great advan tage In the Philippines. The only ob jection to organizing two cavalry regi ments Is said to be the great difficulty and cost of transporting horses to the Philippines. The recruiting now going on will continue. TO CONSULT WITH ROOT. Brooke Will be Called to Washington on Questions Affecting Cuba. WASHINGTON. -Aug. 15.-General Brooke will be called to Washington to consult with Secretary Root con-, ceniing affairs In Cuba. Colonel Kennon of the Thirty-fourth infantry, recently appointed, but who has been on duty at Havana as assist ant adjutant general, had a long con ference with Secretary Root today. As to the elections In Cuba, Colonel Kennon told the secretary that hS thought the time was still somewhat distant when they could be held to advantage. By a provision In the peace treaty the Spanish residents In the Island were given one year from the day of exchange of ratifications in whl-h to declare their preference as to citlienshlp. The elections could not be held, fce sald. until after a year had elapsed, In Justice to this class. The desirability of leaving the mat' ter open was apparent, said Colonel Kennon, because a large portion of the proportion of the property was owned by Spanish subjects, and If It could be demonstrated to them that their Interests would be served In be- coming Cuban citizens. It would be better for the future of the Island. r The matter of suffrage Is one. the Colonel said, ,hat muat be universally; considered. The disadvantages which the srreat portion of the people have been und-?r and which have prevented them from being educated, will make ' It extremely haxardous to grant uni versal suffrage when the time comes for holding the "lection. AFFAIRS IN SAN DOMINGO. American Warships on Guard to Pro tect the Interests of American Citizens, NEW YOTtK, Aug. 15.-A special to the Herald from Washington, says: Official advices received from Capt. Edwin Longnec'ier, commanding the cruiser New Orleans, ehow that the situation in Santo Domingo to be less exciting than has been currently rep resented. Capt. Longnecicer regards the con dition of affairs such that the New Orleans and Machlas may leave Sanlo Domingo without danger to American Interests for the purpose of obtaining coal. If the situation were serious. department officials say, he would have sent the Machlas to coal and" upon her return would have gone with tho New Orleans. delicious and wholesome www, pe. . Ntw W.