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' " r? " ... 1 fU23TJ.ti f 11 -slv tv-- r'twy . VOL. L ASTOMA, OUKtiON, HlADAY MORNING, AUGUST 80. 1'J KO. 71 :i 1 Hi 1 n GENTLEMEN, Ynu will want to mak a iwtll ,pprnce during rWatta Week. W am prepared to furolib tvtrjr d.tall of your out lit at aiton lihlngly low prlc., Tuu will fln.t our (lock to constituted at to mt tha d.mamla of all at and pure. Call n ua and gl an M of how fur dollar will go. VP-TO-IMTW CW.)TUNO, fUUNIMIINU OOOIW, BOOTH AND BIIOKH,. HAT8. ETC. IU lu (lit swim by wearing on of our attractive Regatta Hatt or Caiva. PHIL STOKES. J)ONT CONDEnN. Eclipse M.Hordwarc Co. GRIFFIN Pacific Sheet MANUFACTURERS OF . ...CANS... Salmon Vegetable Frnlt Lithographing on San Francisco, Cal. Here Is a List 01 some High Grade Goods at moderate prices R ALSTON HEALTH POO US In great varlctv flood things. ROSS, HIGGINS & CO Jleoi Zealand Fire Insapee Go Of New Zealand. W. P. Thomas, Mgr., San Francisco. UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDERS. 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CHASE & SAXHORN'S C0FPEES are un rivalled. ToQether with a host of other THE GAMES YESTERDAY Fourth Annual Mret at the A. F. C. Grounds. LARGE CROWD PRESENT The Ltidlir Athletic Euo or the Northwctt WltnestcJ fcyHun dndtof fcople. bright blue sky above, wreathed wl,n hanking cloud, a lvl field whereon brawn and mu.de met and truggled valiantly for laurel, a grand man j pararq witn nooie men ana graceful woiirn. the bleacher filled ' with r cUmoroui pnipl too thli w the exhilarating plriur at the A. 1 P. 0. gnu.ida yratvrday when tha P. ! N. A. athh'tlc tvmli wrr bring waged , the Multnomah team In the running ; high Jump. Mr, Trenkman waa rie. ' clarvd the winner, but In the exertion attending hla !-apftver the bar, he l wrem-hed and averad the tendon of nl rlnt ,rB ,n ruin ',inn,r " permanently dlatiualiry nlm rrom otner mum ular rontrata. The trark on the whole waa excel lent. It la true that the ralna of the pat few daya aerved to dampen and j aeemlngly Impair Hi quality, but there I waa left a yl M llng tprlng to the loam, ! and w hile alow, It found no avrloua crltlriam by the exprrta who teated tta urfare. The pole vaulting content waa perhapa the moat exciting featura of the exi-rclaea. While there were a numbar of enlrlea. the real atruggle fr aupremnoy waa confined to T. J. Humea of the Seattle Athletic Club and R. Heater of the Portland Muttnnmaha. The medal waa awarded to It. Heater, who cleared the rroea-rod at 10 feet 10 ; Inchc. thereby eatabllahlng a new rec- ord for the TaclHc North wet. The ' running eventa created mure than i ordinary enthualaim. Oeorge Parla. (Peaches... A iplendld lot of the celebrated Southern Oregon peachea Jut received. Other Fruit... In abundance and of all vari tle. Vegetables... The most complete selection In the city and all fresh and crisp. Prompt delivery to all partMot the city and outside points. Foard & Stokes Co. Your Wife Will Ilk. it: so will th. eook. Star Kstate Range Bstl.fy all who uu th.ra. If your better halt does the cooking, that I an addltlsnal reason why there hould b. a Btar Estate Rang, in your kitchen. The us. of them prevent worry and disappointment. W. J. 8CULLT. Agent, 431 Bond Stre.t colored, known to tha profeaalon aa the Heattle "Cyclone," carried oft all the honor. In the .teed trial In which he participated, rrlend. of tb colored man amw-rt that he la capable of a I 4-8 avcoml record In a 100 yard daah. The 1-mlle walk retolvel 'taelf Into J lap run. The oppxlng candidate were J. F. Huffman of tha Multnomah team and It. A. H. Toung of the Tacoma Y. M. C. A. AiwocUtlon. At the outaet, Young aaaumed tha regulation tp IwrntlMilbl unJer pedeatrlan rule, but Huffman, either through Ignorance or mallclouanM, negotiated a dog trot, which Young waa not (low to Imitate whnn he obaerved the trlclc ' The re ault waa claimed to be a dead beat by aom of the Multnomah men, but tb Judgea awarded flret place to Young. Huffman dropped exhausted at the end of the ra.'e and did not recover for eome lime. The management la to be congratu lated on the iplendld auccea which attended It effort and the weather bureau la to be thanked for It conald erate at'.en'.l'jn to an event which ha com to be regarded a the leading athletic tournament of the northweit conat. ' OFFICIALS. Referee H. E. Judge. M. A. A. C. Judgoa at FlnHh Wm. H. Moore, 8. A. C; L. Htout, Duncan McLean, A. K. C FVId Julia-A. Cooklngham, 8. A. C: Henry Marcotte. A. F. C.J H. W. Carrlxan, A. r. C. Judge of Walking Geo. T. Wlllett. Time Keepera-il. F. Prael, F. It A. A.: 11. O. Smith. A. F. C; W. B. Kechelmer. fl-rk of Courae-W. H. Wallace. II. A. A. C. Aanl.iant Clerka of -Courae C. E. MrDonell. M. A. A. C.l J. P. W. Mc Fall, M. A. A. C. Htarter ( E. McDonell, M. A. A. C. 8cor.TH. L. Idleman, M. A. A. C. 1 lnwctora J, A. De Franc. B. D. BlKler. Marahal. R. O. Prael, A F. C. Following ia the aummary of eventa: KVKNTt) lOf-yd dsoh HD-ji dit.h Mil walk 8. A. C M. A. A ).. Pari.. ' .,N'U II I liuert .... . Ceo. Pari O. Bluiu.nUialt ,.,J. P. Hurrmai.t K F, Vorgan lh.ii ii l' I inert it. Hotter;....-. tyd ImMIe MO yd Mil B K Hfcler. (J. Rluinenthsl I ."i-vd dnili. Don II l'oiiuert f. t uiium - Ii Mil. run...-. X. K. B.l-rt '6 K. Morgan f-V jrd hnrole 'Don H. i'mIih r h M. S4uriiy; i I T. J Hume K. Hintor Pol. viill i'u" II-1 lifrj:. ! .. B TreiH'kiiun" Ruauliif lilghjumii ' K. Wnikliu: f ! lon II Palmer Ituunlnghr'dJiiliipT. J- Iluinei Jr. K. tk-Hlert Tln'w'f IS lb Imm'r ... . II Niund.'n't-.- ... H Mniiiidenc..., .. K.C Morgitnt.. ...JR. Saumlerst-.. rutting Id-lb .hot Throwing dlvui (e.i. IVirlK.... I I l. II l-nlmer ! Belay nice.. Point. .T.L.Wiirrlonj Klnil place, S points. t Setvad plaoa, WANT AMERICAN CAPITAL. Appeal From Chinese Consul General on the Oppenlngs for Capital In China. 8AN FRANCISCO. Aug. 19.-Ao Tow the local Chinese consul general ha just Issued a printed appeal to Amerl- can capitalists Imploring them to or- ganlie a gigantic corporation to take advantage of the splendid commercial advantages offered In China, The doc ument, which HoTow now assert wa not Isxued by him In an official char acter, haa created considerate com ment In diplomatic circle. In fact, many experienced diplomats go o far to criticise the Chinese consul for uttering In his appeal what they term anti-European sentiments. The consul openly refers them to the friendly feelings his people hold for the United States and Intimates that the government he represents has lit tle love for the European powers. TO AMEND CONSTITUTION. Senator Harris Will Propose Import ant Changes at Next Congress. CHICAGO. Aug. 19. A special to the Chronicle from Topeka, Hans., says: United States Senator Harrl will in troduce three amendments to the fed eral constitution at the next session of congress and ask that they be sub mitted to a vote of the people. The first will provide that the president shall be elected for a term of six years Instead of four as at present and that he shall be disqualified for re-election. The second ! designed to make the term of congressmen four years. Third will provide for the election of United States senators by direct vote of the oeiple, Senator Harris believes there nre too many elections now and he want to reduce the number. He says that a congressman no more than gets acquainted with the streets that lead to the capltol until he has to come home and fix up his fences for re-election. SIGNS POINT TO WAR Great Britain Maklnf Prepara tions for War. ABSORBED IN DREYFUS CASE Court Mirtlil HolJj the Cooitty Ua- dr It Dramatic Spell-Potllc ScBtlaeit Favors War. LONDON. Aug. lt.-Though many algn point to a likelihood of war be tween Oreat Brltlan and the Tranivaal, and though troopa are pouring In in the direction of the Cape and Britain army chief are deep In the problem of preparation for poaalbla hoatllkiea, the Engll.h people, aa a whole, acarce heed the portent that at another time would rata the whirlwind of patriotic enthuilaam. The nation aeemi abso lutely aba jr bed in the Dreyfu case. A each day pae without anawer from the Boer to the proposition of Great Brltlan for a joint commlolon to Inveatlgate the effect which the fran chise reform legislation would have on the Citlandera. the probability of a pacific settlement of the difficulty de creaiea. Yet national Interest, tired of the delay, flags aa the tension at the war ind colonial office grow. If war cornea Great Britian will awake with a tremendous start. If the Boers surrender to British demands. C 8.V. M.C.A j T. V. II C V. ;U E. ...it. A.B. Yontif .. C.J KUe-f r J Kller..... . E rl ixvl.: S. Macliounall f ........ . ,L. E. L. E. U E. Arthur Hall ..!. IT t rslnU. Third plice, 1 jiolnl scarcely more than a ripple of interest will be excited so long aa the Rennet courtmartlal hold th world under the spell of it dramatic recital. From a political point of view the rapid and auccessful war against the Boer would probably strengthen the hands of the conservative government more than any other outcome of the present crisis, for a vast preponder ance of public sentiment already heart ily endorses the cause of Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, and only British soldiers meet their old enemy, the Boers, few would remain bold enough to openly oppose the mor ality of war. COLONEL PICQUART'S EVIDENCE. gery. He declares that it Is authen- Considered Most Remarkable Specimen ticated by comparison with other doc of Oral Testimony Ever Recorded. uments from the same source." The ' Figaro says: NEW TORK, Aug. 19. The Rennes "General Mercler's only woy to prove correspondent of the Tribune discus- his good faith Is to name the person alng yesterday's session of the Dreyfus who gave him the document and to trial, says: 1 prove that this person got it In a le- "Colonel Plcquart has formulated gltlmate way." The Rappel say: the most Incriminating Indictment, of ' The Schneider forgery shows that the former chiefs of the general staff in order to accumulate proofs against yet brought to light, and In the opln- Dreyfus resart has been had to amjther lou of eminent Jurists his evidence, Le Mercler Plcard." which f jr five consecutive hours rlv- M. Jaures, in the Petit Republlque eted the attention of the court and demands an investigation of the public and was delivered without con- Schneider matter, suiting a note and without hesitation ! The Echo de Paris says: or repetition of a single word or phrase, constitutes the most remarkable spec imen of oral testimony ever recorded In a French court of Justice. The nar rative, not once Interrupted or aided by a question of Maltre Demange, re moved one by one the tissue of lies elaborately woven by Henry and Paty du Clam to fix Esterhazy's crime upon Captain Dreyfus. "Neither Mercler nor Roget, In their dramatic confrontations with Colonel Plcquart dared deny any substantial element of his testimony which, to any impartial observer, sets forth as clearly m sunjhlne the overwhelm ing presumption that it was Ester- haxy and not Dreyfu who wrote the lordereau and delivered to Germany the documents enumerated in It It I painfully evident that Colonel Plcquart la Captain Dreyfue' ole de fender; Maltre Demange em a If glued to hi seat; his questions submit ted to the court with a view to cros examining the witnesses of the prose cution are prefunctory, while he never aids nor draws out favorable develop ment from hi own witnesses. It Is scarcely possible for any one following the proceedings here in court to appre ciate the terrible loss th defense ha sustained by the shot fired by Maltre Labor!' would-be assassin. A PRICE AGREED ON. But President Mellen and Chairman Harriman Disagree as to Its De tails. NEW YORK. Aug. The Tribune says: The directors of the Oregon Railroad at Navigation Company have ratified the truce recently concluded by F. H. Harriman, representing the Interests of that company, and President Mellen, of the Northern Pacific Railway Com pany, whereby railroad construction In the Clearwater Country has been us pendel for six months. Mr. Harrtmsn aid on Tuesday that there waa no baala for' rumor that any agree ment as to trackage rights or on any other point has been arranged, the sole agreement being that the controversy between the two board was to be In abeyance for the next six month. President Mellen, on the other hand aald last night: "We have done more than agree on a truce for six months. We have even begun to reach a basis of settlement We are working on plans for settle ment right aloes and there will be no fight In the Clearwater country. I always Insisted there would be none. OF W. A. K. '. Time DlnUore I 101i.ee ban B. Alltn- i Thayer t- J. I . I I7ee ..JmJl-Ssc j a i-6 we ! im IUk ... t iec I.... 10 ft, 0 In I .1 ft, 10 In .'l9ft. Sin hayer.. .. 10 ft, 2 In S ft, 1 In TliaTerf.. Tliayerj.. ..looft In ...!Jm i-5;. We would have far less trouble had the newspaper not made so much of the trouble, which was bad enough as it was. There are many detail to be worked out and It may be sometime before a final settlement is accom- pushed. THE SCHNEIDER FORGERY. Mercler Declare It Is Authentic Views of the Paris Papers. PARIS, Aug. 19. The Paris papers are full of comments on Colonel Sch neiders telegram. The Rennes cor respondent of the Petit Bleu, says: "General Mercler will protest against the allegation that the letter Is a for- 'Such little foreign manoeuvres are Intended to Impose upon the courtmar tlal and were quite expected." jry uy-vua PoypEQ Makes the food more delicious and wholesome tmu. im TROOPS ARE COMING IN Flrst Ten Regiments of Philip pine Volunteers Complete. THE MEN SOON TO SAIL Three RtflmcntsOrdtrei toSiaFria Cisco for Emtarfcitloa-Wcst-era Recralts Preferred. WASHINGTON, Aug. I.-the quar termasters department today directed that the Glenogle and Tacoma, of th Northern Pacific steamship line, be chartered for carrying troopa to Man ila. The Glenogle will carry 800 and the Tacoma CC0 men. Orders were Issued from the war de partment today placing all majors. captains, and lieutenants appointed for the new regiments on recruiting duty. They will assist the nearest recruiting officer for a period of about one week and will then conduct their recruits to rendezvous. The first ten regiments of volunteers are complete and there is surplus of abaut 2.000 men for the regiments in the Philippines and the next ten to be raised. The enlistments yesterday were 23$ making a total of 14. KX Speaking of the orders issued today to the three regiments to proceed to San Francisco, General Corbin said that not only would either of the regi ments follow soon but the ten recently ordered would be sent to Manila as soon as they could be organised WESTERN RECRUITS WANTED. Colonel Plummer Prefer Western Men to Fill Volunter Regiment. VANCOUVER, Wash.. Aug. U. About 1,000 recruits have reported to Lieutenant Colonel Plummer for en listment in the Thirty-fifth regiment of volunteers up to date. Eight com panies have been fully organised, and the organization of the ninth la almost complete. Recruits continue to arrive in spauds of from two to fifty almost hourly. A large majority of these come from the eastern states, although arrivals from the numerous recruiting stations in Oregon, Washington, Ida ho and California, are coming In stead ily. As between the eastern and western men, Colonel Plummer expressed a de cided preference for the latter and has requested the war department not to send any more men from eastern sta tions. WILL START SEPTEMBER 10. Details of First Trial Between Sham , rock and Columbia Arranged. NEWPORT. R. L. Aug. 19.-Captaln Woodbury Kane said last night that It was practically settled that the first trial race will take place off Newport, on September 10. He said the Newport course had been selected of its prox imity to Bristol to which the yachts would have to go in case of an acci dent. The towing to New Tork and out to Sandy Hoik course, he said, would consume a great deal of time unnec essarily. The Columbia will go to Bristol today to have her steel mast stepped. PROPOSED P. A. OF A. O. Much Opposition Encountered to the New Association, but Its Organisa tion Now Assured. S. Pembroke, the popular San Fran cisco oarsman who has In charge the visiting crews, was seen by an Astor lan reporter last night relative to the proposed organisation of the Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen. "It Is my understanding," said Mr. Pem broke, "that the regatta committee will call a meeting for Monday evening; at the chamber of commerce to take action In the matter. The proposition to make this departure was fought al most viciously by the people below, who labored under the Impression that in the creation of the new confedera tion, they would lose control of the Pa ; Continued on page three. "owns co. , nre tow.