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Thomas, Mgr., San Franciaco. UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDERS. Subscribetl Capital - $5,000,000 Paid-Up Capital 1,000,000 Assots 2,545,114 Assets in United, States 300,000 Surplus to Policy Holders 1,718,792 Has been Underwriting on tho Pacific Coast over Twenty-two yearc, SAHUEL ELMORE & CO , Resident Agents, Astoria, Oregon ConU 12th Si wis. All slwl ranges lMriUe you unfortunately bought ft clicup oiio. Iluy a "SUPERIOR" They are warrantod in every j'tirticuUr, by a firm C'J ywtn in tht ItioiiuMt .mOH IIONU HTREBT Books... Blank and Miscellaneous.; Paper... New Crape and : Type-writing. ! j Waterman Fountain Pens I i i llox Decorated Paper ! and Knveiope--ioo. i & REED! Metal Works Tin a Specialty. Astoria, Ore. Falrbaven, Wash, Writ Ua for Prlctoa Fresh from the mills. AROMATIC SPICES guaranteed the rincst. TILLMANN'S PURE EXTRACTS. CHASE & SANBORN'S COFFEES are un rivalled, Together with a host of other LABORI IS NO FAVORITE Liys Bare Weak Points In Evi dence Against Dreyfus. STRICT CROSS EXAMINATION WltociatlAtUnpl to Sully Dreyful' Prlviit Character-Tflil Will List Twenty Dfiyi. RENNKK, Aug. 2J. Tti deposition read In the Dreyfus trial today were not productive uf any really thrilling incidents. Tim systematic production of the flimsiest truh, which tlx prose cution drt-itia profitable and which Ut ter accept an evidence, was1 proceeded with. Much or thit ridiculous testimony of th inuriiltig wa devoted to an at tempt to Hum Dreyfu' private char-1 actcr, though when Mult to Lnbori and. Demangr had finished with the wltnea-1 their bubble of lllllc-laltU) were badly pricked. Much of the time waaj occupied In reading the testimony of l.'sterhary nriJ Mm. I'aya before the court vf causation, during which niany , l.ri the ourL M. LaIktI dl.ilngul.tied hlmaelt In J laying tinre the weak poliita of tht , t vldenre. Hi wai leil fierce, however, j than yeatenlay, thoUh quite aggrea-1 Ive enough to arouoe the latent of i the judg. which ihowed Itielf In varloui w.yi M. Laborl la no favor ite, either with Mnjor Carrlcre. govern ment conimluiary, an! the latter make, no aerlout efTnria to conceal hla (eal Uur toward tht lawyer. M. tborl bore little trace of the efTerta of the outrage upon him. He roae, aat down and moved hla body and limb, apparently without much difficulty. Only occarionally he put hla handa to hli back aa though sufferlnc pain. During acme of the detpoaltloni, M. iAborl appeared very nervoua. lie waa unable to remain still an Initant. twitching ila finger and ahaklng pa per In hl handa. Couimel waa al miMit too Impatient to watt until the Peaches... A splendid lot of tht celebrated Southern Oregon peaches Jut received. Other Fruit... In abundance and of all vwrl tie. Vegetables... The most complete selection in the city and all fresh and crisp. Pruniptv delivery to nil pitrUof the city and outside points. Foard & Stokes Co. Your Wife Will like it; so will the cook. Star Estate Range Satisfy all who us them. If your bettor halt does th. eooklnx, that I. an it.Utlnsl rtikin why there should be a Blur Estst. Range In your kllrhen. Th use of them prevent worry ana disappointment. W. J. SCULLT. Agent, 431 Bond Street. ilillfe wltneeaoa concluded their teatlmony. The only dang-rjua opponent of lreyfui today waa Ovneral Uont, who mounted the atagM with a quick at-p and apparently light heart, but ha left It badly mauled by M. Laborl. General Qona bejan by declaring be cam to defend hi honor against tboae 'drivelling" agalnat him. Hut when hl cruaa examination waa finished be returned to hi aeat with hla tall be tween hla leg, fur M. Laborl bad driv en hl.n Into a corner on the attempta of the general alafl to ihlvld E.terhaiy, and had shown that the general tas for which tious waa responsible, bad engineered Ksterhaxy'a eacaua from the hand of Justice. The confident lone of the general had by then dwindled into a proverbial ittll, (mail voice, and hi defiant bearing had changed Into the abashed air of a schoolboy caught telling lie. Tb day proved certainly a poor oo for the general ataff. Two good sam ple of the men put up to sully Drey, fus' prlvaie character were the thhtl and fourth wltneaae. Tb first. Ma Jor Purhatelet, repeated an alleged conversation with Dreyfu regarding the lady at who house Dreyfua i alleged to have gambled and lost mon ey, but hen cross-examined Ducha telet' memory failed him entirely, es pecially when aaked the name of the lady and the atreet ah reld-d la and the sum Dreyfu lost The next. 11 Drublul, ahowed equally aatnunut.ig forgetfullnes of the Important point! of hla evidence concerning Dreyfu' acquaintance with tb foreign attache, and when M. Demang capped bl uc cesxful examination of those point by showing that the dlbreulle record In fh law unlirtl la Ta. fmni , V. a wltneM left the .(and badly discredit-1 . 1 ... - , "... , ,., . Pre talked thla afternoon with M. Jaures, the socialist leader, who with Malhlew Dreyfu visited Maltre La bor! every day after the aesslon, and who la acquainted with the tactic of the defense. M. Jaure said; "I am convinced tha Dreyfua will be actuated. He' must be acquitted, for no new fact haa been brought up agnlnst him. The general. I believe, are going to make their stand on th Dertlllon system, which they Intend to submit as proving Dreyfus guilty. "Intelligent men laugh at It, but It Is very Ingenious and has merit in the eyoa of general of being incom prehensible to the ordinary man, and thus calculate to impress him, It up ported by puppet of the general ataff. tiertlllon' theory haa already been Introduced by uue of the military witninsea, who declare their confidence In it. The trial, In my belief, will laat about another twenty day." SERIOUS CH.VUOSS AGAINST AN ASSYLVM DOCTOR. Dr. Sponagla Removed From Agnew Insane Assylum at San Francisco For Gross Immorality. . SAN FRANCISCO. Aug.j3.-The atate board of lunacy commissioner met to day to hear the report of Governor Gng on the result of the investigation of the board Into the conditions existing at Agnew asylum for the insame. ultuated near San Jose, in Santa Clara county. Governor Gage report la doubtless one of the most startling pa pers of its kind ever presented to sim ilar board for its consideration. It is based principally upon the ca reer of Dr. Sponagle, medlcitl director of the nsvlum. previous to his Instal lation a such. As a result of the in vestigation, Dr. Sponnglo and two of his assistants, 'Dr. Sterling and Dr. Crystal, have been summarily removed. th. assistants not being charged with anything more grave than Incomp- etency. Th investigation of the af fair at Agnws waa the result of th. birth of a rhlld to one of the oatlent. Sensational charge vere made at th j tlme and an Investigation followed. Governor Gago Included in his report the testimony of reputable people tend ing to show that Sponnglo' career wa on. of gross immorality and erlme. PEWHY PREPARING FOR NEW YORK RECEPTION. Ofllcer and Men Making Ready to Take Part In It Crew to Land at Vlllo for Drill Purpoe. K-TPR Aim S.-A.lmlral Dewev ,nd olHcer. and men of the Olympla, now at Vllle, France, near here, are already anticipating their New York reception and are preparing for their part in It. Th. admiral has received permission from the authorities to land the Olym pla batalllon at Vllle, France, for drill purpose, during th. remainder of the cruisers stay here. M. Grenet, perfect of Alpes-Marl-1 times, vlnlted Admiral Dewey today. Tho former expressed the pleasur. of the Fronch government at -the adml- nil's viBlt. adJlng his asaucances of personal admiration. It is expeutei that Admiral Dewey will come to Nice tomorrow and return the perfect' and other official call. OTIS SHUTS OUT CHINESE American General Applies Exclu sion Act In Philippines. STATE DEPARTMENT AWED No Reserve Force Will It Held Back Disc DStiof Report From Trtfltviil. WASHINGTON, Aug. 2!.-Th Ute department baa been informed through diplomatic channela that General Oil has applied tb Chinese exclusion law to the Philippine. The information wa a surprise to the authorities) ber. The matter wa brought to tb at tention of the (tat department by toe Chinese minister, and an Inquiry made j a to how the action was brought about, a the Chinese government ha been olU'ltlous since the American military control waa established in the Philippine, and that the United Statea exclusion law should not be extended over these Island. The Chinese officials were advised that any action taken by General Otis ln app,yln ,he w,U"'on Uw' t0, 'he Philippine wa not the reault of In- itructlon sent from here. There 1 little doubt that th Chinese will seek to have General Otis' order held in abeyance until the authorities her. pas upon the general question which haa been under consideration between the two governments. The slate department baa received an Important hnter-frora Mr. Williams, former consul at Manila, who UU re mains there in a confidential capacity. He say the native Filipino are strongly opposed to Chinese labor, and in his opinion the exclusion of the Chinese from the islands would ma terially aid in bringing the war to a close. He placea the Chinese popula tion at te.ooo. SHEKMAN ARRIVES WITH CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS. Will Sail in Through Golden Gate Today-Great Rejoicing Over Their Arrival. 8AN FRANCISCO. Aug. tl-The United States transport Sherman, bear ing the First California regiment of volunteers, was sighted four miles out side the heads a few minutes before six this evening. No one living any where within the boundaries of San Francisco waa long in ignorance of the arrival of the transport. Steam whls les shrieked, siren acreamed, bell rang and the street were soon filled with shouting, cheering throngs. In expectation that the Sherman would arrive tomorrow, a tug convey ing the customa officials had gone out to the Faralone islands and boarded the incoming transport two hours be fore she was sighted by the lookout at Point Reyes. The task of the in spectors was easily accomplished, and then the federal quarantine officer ex amined the soldiers, giving the Sher man a clean bill of health. No obstacle then intervened to pre vent ihe docking of the transport to night, but as this would mar the plans of the cltliens committee, which for the ptst month has been planning a suit able reception to the returning soldiers. Major General Shatter, commanding th8 department of the Pacific, ordered that the Sherman remain outside all night. Sha la now anchored a mile be- yond the heads, but will come In at 10 tomorrow morning. The Call scored a triumph in th. de velopment of wireless telegraphy in connection with the Sherman's arriv al. Receiving stations were estab lished at the Cliff House and on the lightship, nine mile out. and when the news came "The Sherman i in light," It was soon followed by the cheering Intelligence received the same way, "All well on board. No deaths during the voyage." Thla premature arrival of the Sher- ' uir...Ci. ,.... to a certain extent, but it ha. been decided that tomorrow there will be an Imposing naval pageant as the transport sails In through the Golden Gate. FIVB KILLED. TEN WOUNDED. Result of a Fight Between Gendrames and Unpaid Cuban Soldiers. I SANTIAGO DH CUBA, Aug. 23.- Flva men are dead and 10 wounded as j the result of a right last nlgnt between j gendarmes and disappointed Cuban soldiers at Ceuvltas, three miles from Santiago, where payment of the Cuban troops is progressing. Five thousand Cubans bad gathered there to receive pay, and. after three day, only C80 had been paid. Thous and who had been disappointed at other points had com. to Cuevlta as the last place of payment in th prov ince. Th Imperfect Hat cause great dis satisfaction, and a rumor circulated yesterday that th paymaster would leave today, alarmed th men who bad not been paid. They began to collect In group and to show their annoyance. Finally their threats became lerioua. Captain Balat with gendarmes was preient to preserve order among the applicant and the United State troop, to protect Colonel lioale, th officer having charg of tb. payment. Suddenly Captain Balls t, who waa mounted, wa currounded by a mob, truck by stone and bottles and (hot in the arm. HI men promptly fired a volley into th. mob and t persons were Instantly killed and U wounded, two of whom died thi morning. Colonel Moale'a guard promptly aurrounded the money office but took Co part In the fight. For few minute there was a live ly conflict, carbines and machete be ing used freely. Captain Ballat was the only gendarme wounded. Tb. dead were colored Cuban soldiers. Tht morning payment wa resum ed under a heavy guard. GREAT GUNS AT FORT STEVENS. Distinguished Party of Astoria Visitor Take a Run Down to the Mouth of tb River. It was a Jolly and distinguished party that boarded the trim govern ment tug K?adell yesterday morning and sallied forth for an inspection of the Jetty and the government fortifi cation work at Fort Stevens. First, there was Governor Geer, tall, stately and wearing th. characteristic mje and unruffled temper which baa en deared him to the heart of a loyal constituency. Then came United State Senator McBride. At first blush tb. senator seems cold and unreupoa ivt, - but introduction- quickly breaks the seeming frigidly and a flood of gooi-fellowshlp follows in the wake of his vompany. Congressman Moody was also there. Mr. Moody's name is by no mean an indication of his temper. He Is vivacious and en tertaining and tells good stories for the 'diversion of his hearers. A com mittee of the chamber of commerce. Mayor Bergman and a number of prominent cltlxena completed the per sonnel of the excursionists. The Men dell tossed a bounding spray from her cut-ttater as she speeded westward towards the mouth of the Columbia The first polat of observation was the great Jetty which Uncle San is con structing; to :nake Astoria a future rival of San Francisco. Fort Steven was the next object to demand the at-' tentlon of the sightseers. Evidently Commander Patterson had scented the celebrity of the party, for the vessel had no sooner approach ed her -noorings than she was shaken fore and aft by a thundrous discharge of ponderous cannon that quaked the earth and winced 'be yes of the startled visitors. After 11 shots had deafened the hearing. Governor Geer explained that it waa the customary aalute always accorded the state's chief representative. The party tneu dis embarked and were cordially received by the officers of the forU Captain Holbrook, who has Just relinquished command to Lieutenant Patterson, as slstel the lieutenant In escorting the gentlemen about the defenses. The disappearing gun was an object of special' attention and admiration. The gigantic piece of ordnance was loaded, with a proJicWe weighing about 400 pounds and charged with 272 pounds of powder. It was then trained seaward, the lanyard was pulled and in exactly 20 2-5 seconds the steel missile sent skyward a geyser of water over five miles distant from the Fort Stev ens shore. . This was but ope of the many edifying dlvertlsements which the hospitable officers provided for their illustrious guests. The return triD was made In time for an excel lent luncheon which was served at the Occident. Captain Holbrook leave Fort Stev ens this morning for Jefferson bar racks, Missouri, where he will hence forth assume the title of major. His promotion attaches htm to the 38th United States volunteer Infantry and he will accompany that regiment to Manila when equipped and trained for service in the Philippines. His con nection with Fort Stevens has popular ised him with a large number of As torlans who will regret his departure but glory in his advancement. ii"" Makes the food more 1 IV ROOT HAS NEW PLANS Determine! to Pusb Ounpaign in Pnflippines Vigorously. WILL POUR IN TROOPS Was Understood Law Should Not B ExttiJea Over the IsUiii-Ap-plIeltoEndtne Wr. WASHINGTON. Aug. 21-Secretarr of War Root returned to Washington tonignt from bis visit to the oresident at Lake Champlaln. That the campaign in th. PhlllDnlnes is to be pushed vigorously and prompt ly la evident from the remark of tb secretary made to reporters. He was , determined, he said, that .very man belonging to th. twenty regiments of vilunteers now being recruited, shall eat Christmas dinner In that country. This statement was brought out by reference to the published report that ten of these regiments were to be held In the United State as a reserve fore. Regarding the report that General Merrltt. who had also been at Lake Champlaln In conference wtth the pres ident and his war secretary, is to suc ceed General Otis in command of th troop in th. Philippines, Secretary Root waa non-commltal. He evaded all question on this point TRANSVAAL TRAIN FIRED ON. LONDON. Aug. 2S.-TD. Johannes burg correspondent of the. Time say disquieting reports have been received here from Natal. It Is said that on Sunday the train from Johannesburg waa fired upon in the Transvaal ter ritory. The feeling near the border la bitter, and the disloyal NataL Dutch are armed, with Mausers. PRESS BUREAU REMOVED. Chairman Jones Will Hereafter 8end Out Democratic Literature From Washington. CHICAGO, Aug. 23. The Chronicle says: Senator Jones, chairman of the dem ocratic national committee has closed the Devlin Incident that distributed the peace and harmony of the national committee at St. Louis last May and again at Chicago in June, by ordering the removal nf the nreiut htiremi in Washington and authorizing the selec tion by Ex-Governor Stone of Missouri of a new editor. Devlin will be out Just as soon as Mr. Stone can And the right man to succeed him. DEPENDS ON TRANSPORT'S SIZE. Minnesota Voluntereers Requested by the Governor to be Landed at Portland. PORTLAND, Aug. J3.-Governor Lind, of Minnesota, has requested the war department to allow the returning volunteers from his state to be landed at Portland instead of San Francisco. The Minnesota people expect to take the rgiment home In a special train, and by landing here several hundred miles will be saved. Both the Northern Pacific and Great Northern have di rect lines from Portland to St. Paul and it is understood both lines have of fered a favorable rate. THE BADGER CRUISE. The Astoria Naval MUltla Will Be Taken on Board Tonight. PORTLAND, Aug. 23.-The auxllllary cruiser Badger will take on board to morrow morntnir two companies of the Oregon naval reserve and leave down the river about 9 o'clock. At Astoria the naval militia of that city will be taken on board and the Badger will probably leave for an 8 day's cruise tomorrow night. GOVERNOR NOMINATED. JACKSON, Miss. Aug. 23.-Hon. A, H. Longino, of Washington county, was nominated for governor of Miss issippi by the democratic state con vention today without opposition. delicious end wholesome An. ' i .. ... ... . '"-"innij'L y '