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, rjabiTrhiFroniThe -V l'"'" f'f J'Jtri offeree, .i'rf issmmmmmmmm f ! . , JU- .- rsTJr?' VOL L ASTOKIA, 0KK00N, TUURSDAY MORNING. AUGUST II. 1809 NO. 81 J4S f ir i i . i i-i i m na n i i MEN'S CLOTHING Our naw lint, Crouae A Drandag' make, hM bean elocld not only with a vl.w to tli desirability of tha atria and pattern but alao pit account of uparlor wearing qualltle. PHIL STOKES. f)ONT CONDEHN,.. Eclipse ...Hardware Co. &ip ' GRIFFIN Pacific Sheet .... MANUFACTURERS OF jK ...CAN Lithographing on Tin a Specialty. Sao Francisco. Cal. Astoria. Ore. Falrnaven. Wash. Writ tJai for Prlmmm Here Is a List Ot some High Grade Goods at moderate prices RALSTON HEALTH POODS In great vnrlcti 4l STc) good things. ROSS, HIGGINS & CO Heut Zealand Fife Insurance Go Of New Zealand. W. P. Thomae, Mgr., San Franclaco. UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDERS. Subscribotl Cnpitnl . $5,000,000 Paid-Up Capital . . . . 1,000,000 Assets 2,(545,114 Assots in United Statos . . 300,000 Surplus to Policy Holders 1,718,792 Has been Underwriting on the Tneific Coast over Twenty-two year?. SAHUEL ELMORE & CO., Resident Agents, Astoria, Oregon MEN'S SHOES 1 Our Fall and Winter atocks of th vary brat make and vary lateat ityllei hav. been recalv.d and fur low prloa and axoollent valuta cannot ba equaled, I'om.i 12th Streets. All atwl ranges li-cutine you unfortunnlidy bought a cheap one. Uuy a "SUPERIOR" They art) warranted in evrry particular, by a firm C'i yonrs in tht tusineM BOB IJOND ftTRRET Books... Blank and' Miscellaneous.! Paper.., New Crape and Type-writing. Waterman Fountain Pens liux Daeoroled Paper and Knvetopen.-ioo J & REED Metal Works spice mi. Syrup! fresh from the mills. AK0MAT1C SI'ICES fltinrnntecd the finest. T1LLMAX.VS 1'UKB EXTRACTS. CHASE & SANBOKN'S COITEES are tin rivalled. Together with a host of other AIR FILLED WITH RUMORS FeeUnfTbflt Something Will Be Reveahdln Dreyfus Case. GENERALS ARE DIVIDED VulouiCtlquti for Protccuttoi DIs- f ruotttd an J They May Exptsa Bordereau Authonnlp. PENNKH. Au. JO-The air of Hen. nra thla vniln la DIM wlih rumora of cnilra'lra and prvdlctlona of a tHiupa ie tlirati-r, but nothing praclaa can b acrlaliird. (Jfncral Mercltr'a altltuda dutinf lh laat ft-w day hut myatinvd hla follow. ra In the caae. Ha la extremely rlrvrr, and t tie (rneral fwllnc la that ho la prxirln( aoma thlng the tilatt-ncv of which will b rvvralcd In a f.w daya. It la no iv acorptt-d aa beyond quea lion thnt thvrff la a avrlnu dlvlalun of opinion on th part of the (tnerala, Whlla tha raaa waa running amoothly agalnat Captain Drryfua. thvy all pull ad togi'ther, but alnre tha data of tha avl.lenca brgan to turn In hla favor, aa waa notably tha raav during tha teatU mxiy of Caiitaln Prvyatnwtfr and Cvlnol Cvrdlcr, which ha proved much mor damaging th gantrat ataff than th latter anticipated, Mr lain dividing lima have become manl feat batveen the varloua cllquee. Gen eral Rogrt Major Lauth, Captain Culg net and II. Orlbrlln, the principal keeper if the aivhlvee of th war of. flee, form one coterie; Ouneral, Mer cler and General Oona, form another; and General Billot and General Pe Iloladeffre, a third. Aeconllng to one report tha flrat two coterlua Inu-nd.-d to throw over General do Uolmlfffm. whom tbey (mI to ba faltering and declare that he la reepon alble for all the error, and lllegalltle of the courtmartlal or 1N4, thua making him a acapegout. Acronllng to another report General Roget, who waa not Implicated In 1S9I, will cut hlmaelf loOM from Generala Mercler and Gona and d UolwlefTre. Thla la a plauiOule hyiMitheala, alnce ireacnes... A aplendld lot of tha celebrated Bouthern Oregon peachea Juat received. Other Fruit... In abundance and of all vai tlea. Vegetables... The moat complota aelectlon In the city and all freah and crlap. Prompt delivery to all parts tf the city and outside points. Foard & Stokes Co. Your Wife Will Ilk. It; ao will tha cook. Star Estate Range Satlafy all who uaa th.m. i psj rwV'if Wi fTi If your batter halt doea th. cookinn, that la an adtllttanal reaaon why there ahould ba a Star Eatat. Rang. In your kitchen. The ui. of them prevent, worry and disappointment. W. J. BCUIiLT. AfMt, 131 Bond Street Roget baa aaaumad throughout tha rol. of defender of tha army, thua making hlmaelf popular with tha army and with a larga aectlon of tha country, and ha would probably not loa by acpMratlng hlrnaelf from tht wrong diH-ra of Ml and declaring that hla opinion had been changed by the evidence given during tha prearnt trial. Vet another atory I that the generala are going to give way to the authorahlp of the bordereau In view of the atrong expert evidence, and will admit that Eaterhiy wrote It, alleging however, that Dreyfua fumlahed tha Informa tion, not direct to Katerhaiy but to another peraoti who acted aa Intermed iate without Preyfua knowing Eater. haay. Theae rumora may ba without foundation but la any tvent ara aymp tomatlc of tha feeling In Rennea that aomdhlng la going on under tha aur fac and that the complexion of tha trial may ba altered by aome coup at any moment. In the matter of evidence today, it waa quite a Preyfua day, only tha dep. oaltion of tha laat witneaa. General de Loyo, being unfavorable. AN AMERICAN DREYFUS Captain Carter'a Counael Baya Hla Client Uaa Not Had a Fair Trial. CHICAGO. Aug. lO.-Frank' P. Klalr, counael for Captain O. M. Car ter, of tha United Btatea engineer corpa. in the court martial which con victed that officer of robbing the gov ernment and aenl.nced blm to dlamla aal from the army, to a term of Ave yeara In the penitentiary and to pay a fine of 110,900, baa received a brief pre pared for hla client by Wayne Mc- Veagh, of Pennaylvanla, The brief la addreiuwd to Attorney General Grlgga. who la expected to review It and pre- aent IiU opinion of th caae to tha preHldent. The brief place, th. convicted man on a pedratal with Dreyfua. Mr. Mc Veagh arguing that there la the cloaeat analogy In the caeea of the two men. The attorney alao devote, a conalder able proportion of hla JS.000 word, to atacking member, of th. court martial. Mr. JlcVeagh declarea that hla client haa not aaked and will not aak for "mercy." from tha prealdent. It la not a pardon wWch be la demanding but a fulr trial and the "orderly and natural reference of the caae would be to the attorney general, the appointed law advlaor of the prealdent," where I: haa been taken. Under the clrcum atancea, however, the lawyer come forward with another propoaltlon to aubj.-ct the whole caae to the review of a civil court. THE CUBAN CENSUS. intended aa a Preliminary 8tep to Ea tabllah a Permanent Form ot Civil Government WASHINGTON. Aug. S0.-U la ex pected that the presidents proclama tion relating to the taking of th. cen aua In Cuba will be made public at Havana very aoon. Althought It la wet) known that th. taking of the cen aua la Intended aa preliminary atepa to th. eat&bllahment of a republican form of government In Cuba, It la pos itively .tated at th. wax department that there la nothing in the cenaua proclamation to conflict the aasertlon that the United Statea Intenda to give Immediate Independence to Cuba.' The taking of the cenaua will be fol lowed by municipal election, and the inaugratlon of autonomy in localltle. where It la practicable. The withdrawal of American troopa and the termina tion of the existing military govern ment la not looked for, at the earliest, for aevernl months yet. 8TY1NER... The r.lectric IJoctor. FIRST TALK. I Intend to remain in Astoria for 30 days only. In order to thoroughly demonstrate to those Interested In my work that I have through scientific research at last found the cor rect system of applying electri city to the human body as a curative agent for nervous and chronic diseases. I point with pride to my past record In the state of Oregon as the perma nent cures that my proprietary home treatments have accom plished and are accomplishing every day as proof that I have the correct system. Call on me at my office and Investigate. Now don't think I am claim ing too much when I say that I read diseases correctly by electricity; find diseased organs and locate defects without ask ing questions. If you doubt to my ability, call and Investi gate for yourself. STYNER, the Electric Doctor, Main Street House, 159 9th St. Advice and Electrical Disease Reading Free. Hours from 10 to dally. CHOSEN OH FIRST BALLOT Democrats Nomioate McLtan for Governor of Obto. CHAIRMAN MOOREY'SSPEDCH Calcuo Platform Endorsed, TnU id Aiflo AaerlCM AllUict 6p (OMl, taperUHsm CoBJenntl- ZANESVILLE, O., Aug. M.-The democratic atat. conv.tlon cloaed to day after a day of dramatic playe. While there were a half doien other candidate, for governor, the John R. McLean men claimed everything with auch confidence that they undertook to bo magnanimoua In minor parta, al though they were at the same time careful that their star candidate waa not eel! peed. They dated early In the day that the flrat ballot would have none ot "tha second choice" vote for McLean, that none of the reaervea would be called out till the aecond ballot and that all the candidate, would have their respec tive vote, on the flrat ballot In thla play McLean waa nominated on the first ballot by half a vote, and the fig' urlr.g waa ao close that the dramatic scene of the change, on the second bal lot with the "aecond choice" reserves flocking to McLean' standard, did not take place. It la claimed that McLean could have had ITS votes, out of the SOX on the first ballot Instead of 402H. and that he would have had over 600 on the second ballot At any rate the dele gates all voted for their local favor ites on the first ballot, and thus the program for complimenting them carried out without the leader drawing from any of hi. competitor After the adoption of the majority report on ere dentlala, the McLean men felt that they could make any play of balloting that they desired. The ticket, aa completed, follow.: Governor, John R. McLean, Hamll ton. Lieutenant governor, A. W. Patrick. of Tuscarawas. Supreme Judge, Dewitt C. Badger, of Madison. Attorney general, J. W. Dore, of Seneca. Auditor, George W. Slgafooa, Drake. Treasurer, James L. Gorman, Lawrence. of of Member ot the board of public works, Fletcher D. Marlln, of Lake. CHAIRMAN MOONET'S ADDRESS. Hon. William Moody, temporary chairman, on opening the convention made an address. In part aa follows: "There will be today no contest to the platform declaration which our party will make. There Is no differ ence of opinion. The democratic party of Ohio stands squarely upon every plank of the Chicago platform ot 1S9& We believed In it then and we believe in it now. "The people who sent us here do not believe In a double standard of dem ocracy. In 1S96 the test was 'Are you loyal to the platform V and that Is the Ohio test today. "The party In Ohio Is too thoroughly honest, too completely convinced, too desperately In earnest to desire to be misunderstood. The reaffirmation of the national platform docs not elimi nate, and does not fall to both recog nise and emphasize that w. demand the free and unlimited free coinage of both gold and silver at the ratio of 1$ to 1 without waiting for the consent or assistance of any nation on earth. "We charge that the trusts ot the country own this administration and that their title to tt waa acquired by purchase, and until Mr. Hanna la de throned, we Insist that the trusts will continue, as now, to be In possession of their property so acquired. "We charge that the republican party, as at present controlled stands for, If It has not already entered Into, an Anglo-American alliance. The dem ocratic party ha no desire to adopt for the United States, upon any subject of governmental concern, any but an American policy. We have no desire, we precelve no necessity to aid Great Britain In the maintenance of a British, policy anywhere, and with full confi dence In the strength of our cause and country, we ask no aid from Britain in maintains an American policy any where that it la necessary or desirable to maintain one. We adhere to the Monroe doctrine. "In condemning the doctrine of im perialism we In no manner abandon our soldiers In the field. But, at the same time, whenever a purse proud, trust controlled administration dares our flag or force agalnat a people fighting for the Ood-glven right to rul them aelve-whenever the sum total of a people offending I. that they desire to be free, It will be the duty of tha democratic party to be brave enough to expose the pretence, to tear the mask from the covered face of fraud and greed and avarice and proclaim that the recognition of auch a war for auch purpo 1. un-American and mutt be brought to a close. . W affirm that the war In th. Phil ippines, a at present ' conducted. 1 one of criminal agsreeelon and w. find no difference In th situation, th ad ministration occupies than the on oc cupied by Spain In the Philippine be for th surrender. Whatever light we have were acquired by purcnas from Spain; our right I no higher. "The name of the candidate for the presidency next year appear. In th. resolution of every committee of every convention held In the state of Ohio thla year. Tru to th people, devoted to their Interests, gifted with wisdom to discern the right and possessed of eloquent: and courage to declare and defend it, the exponent of every prin ciple declared to be democratic, th un compromising foe to all at variance with the people best Interest the un questioned leader of a reunited demo cratic, bis name tremble on your lips, and trust and confidence In his honesty and capacity abide In your hearts; an Ideal candidate, stronger In defeat than his opponent In victory. be Is demanded by the democray of Ohio and the democracy of the country aa our standard bearer In 1900 Wil liam Jennings Bryan." EXPCCTS WAR TO COME. A British Resident's Opinion on the Transvaal Situation. SEATTLE. Aug. JO.-Davld L. Wil son, who claims to be an agent of the British government and to have Im portant papers for the home office has arrived here en route to London from the Transvaal. Mr. Wilson says that he has no doubt that there will be a war. I have been three year In the Transvaal, and know the leaders of the Boer government well. President Kru ger does not want war.: He Is now an old and infirm man. As such he has not the control of the cabinet that he had once. The cabinet Is composed of young blood, who want independence and who. I may aay, will never give up until they have either attained It or ben wiped out of existence by the En gllsh forces. This la why I say there will be war. The story sent out that General Jou- bert has found that the reserve shells In the Pretoria forts are Ineffective Is probably true. A partial knowledge of this fact has been known for some time In British military circles. Tfccre will be no trouble In replacing the am munition however. : General Joubert, I know personally, Is opposed to war. Ha will lead the Boer foroea when war comes. He Is a fighter, a man of courage and will aim- ply be a sacrifice to his ambition. When the blow la .truck it w".l be a fatal- one In the Transvaal, ine British have for montha been massing troopa and are practically ready at .this time. If necessity demanded Immediate action." Mr. Wilson takes Issue with the sug gestion that Hon. . Joseph Chamber lain Is n any! way responsible for the trouble. " ' " " " SQUIRE AN EXPANSIONIST. The Ex-Senator Sees Great Possibili ties for Trade Between Pacific Coast and the Orient. NEW YORK, Aug. SO. Ex-Senator Watson S. Squire, of Washington, who la about to leave for Seattle, said to night: 'I am an expansionist. I would not be happy without it. The gold In Al aska and the other minerals as well rs the wealth of lumber have given thnt country a great Impetus and the United States is benefited thereby. I believe that under the wise control and guardshlp of the United States the Philippines will expand and grow and flourish wonderfully as will Hawaii and our other possessions. All of this traf fic must go through the Pacific coast cities and Seattle Is sulfated In an Ideal position to reap a wholesome harvest. think that the people of that section of the country realise this and much capital Is being Invested In perman ent enterprises that will help the coun try wonderfully. The people are happy and labor Is hard to get at any price. I am going home to participate In the Jubilee." jv uf - Makes the food more delicious and wholesome fkvjt stave LAWS FOR P0RT0 RICO Insular Commission Submits tt- fort to Secretary Root. AMERICAN SYSTEM PR0VICED si il r j . i- ' r--H ' Code Abroiites All Spiitst Laws and Royal Decrees-Will Be SolV . Ittel to Cong-res, WASHINGTON, Aug. JO.-The In sular commission, which haa been pre paring a cod for Porte Rico, ba com pleted Its labor and submitted It re port to Secretary Root today. This code Is drafted with a view of engraft ing the laws of the United State upon the old Spanish laws In force In th . island at the time of the ceaaloo. The commission will cease to exist tomor row. While the United States maintain control ot the island, this code could be regulated by promulgation by the president It is said, however, that th whole .natter will be submitted to con gress. The code abrogates all 8 pariah law and royal decree and all (fstema of proceedure. The American court system la pro vided; the supreme court, the district court, the probate court, Justice of peace and police courts In the cities. Also the federal court to have exclus ive Jurisdiction over all federal ques tions, and concurrent Jurisdiction In civil and criminal matters. The Isl and Is divided Into seven districts, with complete system of country and town ship organixatlone. No provision Is made tor elections, the commissioners stating they are abundantly satisfied that the people of Porto Rico are not ready to exercise the election franchise. " NEW RABBI FOR PORTLAND. Rev. Dr. Wise ot New Tork Will Prob ably Accept a Call to the Port land Synagogue. NEW TORK, Aug. S0.-Rev. Dr. Ar thur Stephens Wise, .who haa been a rabbi of the B'Nai Jesuren synagogue, . Madison avenue and ath street, for the last six years, has received a call to the synagogue at Portland, Oregon. Although he has made no official re sponse. It Is probable that he win ac cept His call asks that he take charge of the synagogue at Portland on Aug ust 1, 1909, for five years at an annual salary of J.i.OOO. Dr. Wise last night said: "I cannot state at the present time what my decision will be, as I have not yet had time to speak with my friends. Still I cannot conceive ot a more inviting and promising field of religious work for a Jewish minister than that offered In a populous city In the great west, . .There one can find large Jewish communities without the benefit of religious ministration. I be lieve I will find In those western cittea abundant opportunities for spreading the cause of Zionism, In, the further ance of which I have sought to labor during the last three years." ' y( LATIN-AMERICAN ALLIANC " , ' Mexican Plan to Control thertr,. . Oceanic Canal and Afford V Mutual Protection. i i ' CITT OF MEXICO, Aug. SO.-AnVifi. Inent lawyer, belonging to tha con servative party, publishes In Kl Tiem po, an elaborate plan for an alliance of all Latin-American republics In league for mutual protection. According to this plan the league Is to be formed for a period of 26 years and do commence Its existence with the first year of the coming century. There shall be a general assembly of delegates from all nations In the league. The supreme assembly shall have control of the combined fleets of the contracting powers and shall also have eminent control over an inter oceanic canal, which the new confed eration shall construct in Central America. The nations in the leneu shall submit to compulsory arbitra tion of all International nuetlnn The supreme assembly shall establish concord between church and th members of the confederation. El Mundo ridicules the scheme aa Impracticable and opposed to the wishes of the libera) party in the Latin-American countries. Jd PfitMisri mfnm Vaw.