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THE DALLES, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, I802.
FRANCE IS UPHELD.
Bonrpis fill Opse Boisserin's Prap
'osition to Investigate.
ATTACK UP ON NEW PREMIER RIBOT
The Government Supported by a Verj
Powerfal Vote in Chamber.
MRS. PABNILL't BANKRUPTCY CP.
Pabllc Examination of the Situation
f bar Affair Unnecessary
Paris, Dec. 15. At a cabinet meeting
today Bourgeois, mipiater of justice, an
nounced that he would interpose in the
chamber of deputies the proposal of
Boiseerin to invest the Panama investi
gation commission with judicial powers.
In' the chamber of deputies the govern
ment demanded the immediate discus-
ion or the proposals 01 ooisserin.
Brisson, president of the Panama com
mittee, strongly urged the committee be
invested with judicial powers, and at
tacked Ribot, the new premier, and
Bourgeois, minister of justice, in severe
langnage for opposing the proposition,
Bourgeois answered in a'firm, temperate
tone, giving his reasons against Boisser
in's proposals. Upon a. division the
government was supported 424 to 122.
Upon the conclusion of the debate the
chamber, 271 to 265, refused to discuss
the Boisserin clauses. This is -tantamount
to a vote of confidence in the
"Thnrefore, we, your petitioners, pray
that yonr honorable body memorialize
the congress of the United States for
appropriations to secure a free river
from Astoria to the navigable sources of
the Columbia and its - tributaries, and
demand that our senators and represent
atives in congress give this matter their
It starts off very plausibly, and reads
smoothly enough to capture the ordinary
"resident and tax payer" who rarely
reads beyond the fifth line of any docu
ment of this character presented to him
for signature. If it were headed "Re
monstrance," that its true character
might be revealed ; it would not be so
successful. But it will be observed that
that precaution has been studiously
Read it carefully through. Analyze it.
The 3d paragraph disposes of the "de
mand" in the 2d paragraph completely,
by asking that the 'improvement "be
done at the expense of and by the gen
eral eovernment."' They would have
history repeat itself, and delay the dalles
project for the next twenty years, as has
been the case at the cascades.
The 4th paragraph is answered by
the splendid results of the past two sea
sons, following tne completion of tne
state portage railway at the cascades
The 5th paragraph is completely set
aside by the evidence of scenes at Dalles
city during the past two seasons of grain
and wool shipments. The farmer living
within from 20 to 40 miles of this city
deems it no hardship to haul to this
LATE FROM BRUSSELS F
WM me Conference :f ill
Report in Detail
A STUDY OF GENERAL PRINCIPLES
Not Satisfied to Take Any Decisive
Vote Upon Projects.
AMERICAN CORN IN GERMANY.
Klfle Fall to Retain
In the Confidence of
Bbubbklb, Dec. 15. The committee
appointed by the international mone
tary conference, to consider the various
projects submitted to the conference,
have adopted a report in which they
state, in considering the various propo
sals submitted to them, they confined
themselves to a study of the general
principles and did not discuss the details
necessary to give the several proposals
peciul to Tbo Chroni-le.l
ashing ton, Dec. 18. The strong
preesure that is being exerted bv the
territories makes it now probable that
a joint conference of democratic senators
and representatives will be held within
a few days to determine the steps to be
taken by the party in the two houses in
relation to the admission of the territo
ries into the union. .' New Mexico
Arizona and Utah have been clamoring
for enabling acts or bills tending ulti
mately to statehood, and a' considerable
element in Oklahoma thinks that terri
tory has also arrived at a state of ma
turity. Some of these bills have already
passed the house and are pending in the
senate, but it is possible the party may
now consider the policv of favoring an
omnibus bill admitting all these territo
ries to statehood at one time.
Members of congress of both political
parties are being flooded with letters
and petitions for the admission of the
territories, -and delegations are begin
ning io arrive in the city to press the
matter. New Mexico presents the
somewhat anomalous situation of being
urged for admission by both political
parties. The Hon. L. Bradford Prince,
the republican governor of the territory,
and the Hon. C. H. Gildersleeve, ex
chairman of the democratic territorial
committee, are both in, the city urging
upon each of the parties to which they
respectively belong the political benefits
to be derived by the admission of New
Mexico as a state. Nearly all the prom
nent members of both houses have been
Mr. Parnell' Bankruptcy.
London, Dec. 15. The bankruptcy
ease of Mrs. Parnell. widow of Charles
Stewart Parnell, was again in court to
day for a decision as to whether it was
accessary to examine Mrs. Parnell pub
licly regarding her assets and liabilities.
The court decided a public examination
was unnecessary. The official receiver
kin bankruptcy is the trustee of Mrs. Par-
TRACED TO ITS SOCRCB.
effect. After reviewing the reasons for
place for shipment, since the Regulator uui against the different plans, the re- seen by these gentlemen
line of steamboats was placed on the Pn concludes : ".Having regard lor the Gov. Frince has insisted to the repub-
nver in connection with the cascade I wmcicuw: io uui yet (iiu-1 uuaus luui iuc auuimoiuu ui now jujlh,-u
portage, built by the state, and made it I nounced on the general question, the I would result in a gain ,of two more re
possible for them to ship their products, I committee do not feel satisfied in taking- publican United States senators, Mr.
The facts show for themselves. Ship-a vole uPon tDe projects referred to I Gildersleeve has with equal pertinacity
nients from The Dalles this year doubled them, or attempting to formulate a com-1 pointed out to the democrats the un
over the shipments of last year, in both promise between the varying monetary broken successes of that party m return
wheat and wool, while shipments of l " ----- jng Delegate Joseph to congress for
fruit have trebled, and live stock ship- American Corn in Germany. I eight years, and assured the leaders that
ments have vastly increased, at a less Hamburg, Dec. 15. Another mill has the democratic supremacy in the terri-
rate of freight which has saved the been started in thio citv for irrinri; wry wouia onty De accentuatea oy me
Indian corn exclusively. This is the amission of New Mexico as a state,
third of the kind now running. -The es- Both gentlemen are, however, aware
tablishment of the mills "i due to the that anv enabling act submitted to the
voters of New Mexico would fail of ap
farmer $2.50 per ton on all shipments,
and from $5.00 -to $7.00 per head on
horses and other stock ; nearly if not
quite reimbursing the state treasury for efforts of Charles Murphy, special aeent
oi the unitea btatee agricultural de
partment, who was sent to Europe to
The Union Pacific Remonstrance Against.
an Open River.
Iei uhkonicle is in possession of a
opy of the Union Pacific Railway Com
pany's Remonstrance against an open
Columbia river. "The hidden hand of
the cloven footed monopoly" is now
very clearly revealed. This remon
trance is sent out by Portland attorneys
of the Union Pacific railway. The copy
we have came direct, and was placed
in our hands by the "trusty" to whom
was sent. Following is a verbatim
copy of it :
To the Senators and Representatives of
the Seventeenth .Legislative Assembly
oi uregon :
We, the undersigned residents and
taxpayers of Oregon, respectfully pre
vent to your honorable body the follow
ing facts for your careful consideration
The opening of the Columbia river
its investment in the portage railway.
These are stubborn tacts, fonder over
bo far as the bth paragraph is con
cerned, it is a mass of buncombe. The
existing state of thing) at the cascades
proves beyond the shadow of a doubt
what would be the results of state aid at
the dalles. . When the appropriation
was made at Salem two years ago there
was not a living human being this side
of Washington City who believed, or
bad a single idea to predicate a hope
upon: that the general government
would hasten its steps to carry on to
completion the long-delayed work at
the cascade locks.
The little portage railway, built bv
the state, accomplished a mission in
that respect. There is now some assur
ance that the effing of red tape is brok
en, and the locks and canal contract is
awarded, with a prospect of the final
completion at an early day. Not later
than July 1st, 1894. So much for that,
finally, we believe that if the cotuing
assembly make an appropriation for the
dalles portage next month, it will have
the effect of hastening congress in the
matter of a canal at the dalles, which is
practically what must come in course of
work up the use there of corn as a food
A 1)BSPKB,1TB ENCOUNTER.
Under date of the 14th, the editor of
Coram Robbed and Murdered
British Columbia, t
Deputy Sheriff Phirman of this city.
on his way to Portland Thursday, met
with Mr. T. J. Jefferson of Nelson, who
was on his way to Tulare, California, to
inform the family of Mr. T. J. Corum, well
known in this city, of a desperate en
counter with robbers on the road between
Nelson and Wyatt, November 24th last,
in which Mr. (Jorum was shot down.
Mr. Corum had sold a band of horses
and received in payment for them the
sum of $8,000. In company with two
men named Pickens and Talbot, he left
Nelson for Wyatt, a station on the
Canadian -Pacific railway thirty
miles distant. After riding about
sixteen , miles the three men
met a party of five highwaymen, who
proceeded, according to the methods of
robbers, to appropriate to themselves
the $8,000 in possession of Mr. Corum.
After this transaction Mr. Corum and
his associates road n to Wyatt, and
nounea tne proper authorities, when a
sheriffs posse was organized, consisting
of Deputy Sheriff Allen. Constable
Nuxall, Mr. Corum and two others
proval which contained any provision
the effect of which would be to prohibit
the teaching of Spanish in the public
schools. The bill now pending in the
senate has this objection al provision,
but in the event of its passing that body
Delegate Joseph will make a strong ef
fort to have it stricken out in the housej
at me aanes Dy canai or snip railway, so Thb Cheoniclk is in receipt of the fol
as to secure ior tne interior country iow.lng communication
easy ana cneap transportation to tuie Whv are onr ..ffirfnl. an Hlinnnt .,... .. . ...... . . . .
water, is a public necessity, and the to peVmit unlawful gambling'ir . our t ' ' .. P" , . .Ol00d"
people of Eastern Oretron demand that midst? Such games as faro, chuck-a- UOUUU8' rlMU1 "nu surprising tne
steps be taken by your honorable body lm. "nd, tner dice and, games robbers in camp about forty miles north
teMth..rfMirMnir.... 1 Rro.blbltt?1 b" our 8tte 1wb, are car- eaet Nelson. The robbers immedi-
: -j " i nea on here so ooenlv and fearlessly ntnlv nnanml firm rn tw n hor. tko
that the knowing ones are forced to con- nrBcemnnd two men AaH in hanfo laair. I flh Jrmollfir Honi-!iM,Q ini)iaroot arorrrrai
LiicKauiu.crBuiHKea uivvy mg uorum alone to make the hght. He Url anV. l.Un Ti
vt M,a m uicu v i mi n vv liri.i i r-.m i.r r riiiH i
can violate the gambling laws with im- and two revolvers, and mnst. have at ,t8 true value.
punity. It is a secret boast of ramblers made a dennpratp Hefoniu a h mnt; .tress of the continent freely discuss
that a percentage of their fleecinga pur- his Winchester, killing 'two of the the subject. The London Standard's
ate as possible.
We also ask that the improvements
for opening the river at the dalles be
done at the expense of and by the gen
eral government, for the following rea-
Nxw York, Dec. 17. Dispatches from
Paris show that Berlin is again wi ought
up to a high pitch of distraction, over a
letter published in Figaro from Loewe &
Co., the Jewish gun-makers, to Gen.
Boulanger, when the latter was minis
ter of war, saying that, hearing he had
sent an agent . to America to purchase
machinery to make the new Lebel rifles,
they offered to furnish the French gov
ernment such machinery. Boulanger
made no reply. The National Zeitung
showed the dispatch to Loewe, who re
plied : "The Figaro letter is quite true,
but that was in 1886, whereas we only
began maufacturing guns for the Ger
man government in 1889."
The Berlin Zeitung takes Loewe to
task saying such an offer was unwise
and imprudent, it being made at the
time of the Boulanger agitation, when it
was generally believed that France
would make war upon Germany. The
news was at once conveyed to the em
peror, who was keenly annoyed at this
further scandal. He immediately insti
tuted an inquiry and the news was con
firmed from LoewVs own mouth. The
general public received the news with a
feeling uncomplimentary to Loewe, and
OUR CAPITAL LETTER
Sports Enjoyed ty tie President Else
.. Beats tne Ayerage.
PREFERS BLUE FISH TROLLING.
And Would - Rather Hoot Deer by
Night Light Thao Day Stalk.
NO WHITE HOUSE RECEPTION.
The Btraddler Active Cona-rea Terr
Quiet Harrlty Succeeded In
"As the several states of Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho are directly interested
it would be unjust to ask our state to
burden .its taxpayers with an interest
paying debt of more than one million
dollars, to ooen and maintain a free
1J"111"11 luimuuiir I1UUI ui uoci:u tlUH 1L1 I rUUDerH. DHL W8fl I11IT1NPIT EI 1 Iff! hflmnnr D 1 : . 1 j . l
tkUn .-u a.U." .l'. V , . V. ijwiiu. BpecLai says i.uewe aiauu mis
vncjr oi. aj mum. uui ueeu biioi Mirouijn tne Doa, ana in the ..x - .. . . ...
forehead between the eves. . When ""BU"5n'' m " 8 8w"T 01 U1B
found he held a revolver in his hand, negotiations with the French gpvern
showing thai in the desperation of the ment: "France in 1884 was about to
struggle he had met his assailants at pcrchase a plant for rifle-making in
close range. Upon the bodv of each : U7 . . .. . . .
, ,v.v America. We sent in an estimate, but
'From tbe dalles to Wallula the Col
umbia river is the dividing line between
Oregon and Washington, and the arable
and producing lands of Eastern Oregon
lie from twenty to forty miles from the
river between these two points; there
fore to reach the Columbia river shippers
Iwould have to use existing lines of rail
roads or build new. lines at a heavy
sxpense, so that the removal of the ob
structions at the dalles would benefit
i . . . .. ...
Uregon less than it would the sister
Estates of Washington and Idaho.
"We, the undersigned, also believe
bat any temporary road that might be
built around the dalles, at present.
quld be of little value to the produc
ers of Eastern Oregon, and would delay
Permanent improvements for. many
othcers are laying themselves liable to
hnes and degradation from office by nee
lecting to "inform against and diligently
prosecute" offenders of the gambling
class, ine illegal games run in this
city can be easily found by our constab
ulary, ana we expect them to suppress
tnem iortnwun. lours tor law and
order, J. P. Coopeb.
If our correspondent is so well in
formed, it is his duty to begin the re
form by bringing the subject before the
authorities by the proper complaint.
duly attested. -
Failure of the French Rifle.
Berlin, Dec. 15. A Paris correspond
ent eavs there is no doubt that the
French department of war is convinced
of the inadequacy of the Lebel rifles to
the requirements of modern warfare.
A new model has been prepared, but
during the existing critical condition of
politics thegovernment fears to propose
arming the troops. The defects of the
present pattern were, revealed, it is said,
during the Dahomey campaign,' despite
flattering reports on the subject.
ed there was found $1,000: the
other three robbers escaped with
$6,000. A coroner was notified and
the bodies were taken in charge. The
remains of Mr. Corum were prepared for
burial, and Mr. Jefferson started to
notify his family of the sad and startling
story, jnr. uorum was a son of Mr.
nenry uorum 01 ues scutes, and a
brother of Mrs. Charles S. Miller of
Oregon Do in; Her Portion.
- Farmer. Does any one doubt the
future of Oregon as a great fruit produc
ing state when it is known that 35,000
acres are planted to fruit, from which is
received an annual income of $1,250,000.
This amount will be doubled and doubled
many times before all tbe fruit is pro
duced that the people of Oregon and the
United States demand and can use.
to our regret the orders were executed
mostly in America. Had we received
the orders, Germany would have bene
fited by driving France out of 'American
competition.- France is the only coun
try in Europe where America is able to
hold her own, and there it was owing to
peculiar political circumstances."
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 18. The Argus
will say tomorrow that there is reliable
authority for .the statement that the
position of assistant postmaster-general
under the coming administration will be
filled by the Hon. Robert A. Maxwell,
of Genesee. -' -
. Married. . p .
At the residence of A. J. Anderson,
Rnnslon ru-n ISth Kd Ron W P.
Oregon is going to do her portion ity. Curtis, Henry L.'Kuck and Miss Minnie
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waru supplying tne woriv s uemana. 1 Anderson, Doth 01 this city. .
Special to Ths Chkokicu.)
VV ashington, Dec. 16. President
elect lieveiaud is probably the most
thorough-going sportsman who has ever
occupied the presidential office. At the
same time the methods of hunting and
fishing which he prefers are not such as
are regarded with the highest approba
tion by experts in the use of rod and
gun. He does not care to cast the flV
for trout, but prefers to troll for blue
fish. Quail, which afford the finest
sport in the neighborhood of Washing
ton, have never served as game for him,
success with them requiring patient
walking and great quickness. He has
found it more amusing to shoot ducks
from behind a blind iu the Chesapeake,
or to kill deer with a night light in the
Adirondacks rather than to, stalk them
Regret at ' the announcement that
President Harrison has decided not to
hold a New Year's reception is general
at the capital, as the custom has for
years been an event of peculiarly local
interest to people of all classes of society
here. To a large contingent of foreign
ers, the diplomatic corps, it is also re
garded as especially cordial, a fitting
opening of the new year, when they as
semble in a body in the red parlor for a
general interchange of greetings before
entering the blue room to extend the
compliments of the season to the chief
magistrate. The president, cognizant of
this, debated the question very seriously
before finally deciding in tbe matter.
Undoubtedly if the usual order of events
was observed at the White House, even
though Mrs. McKee and Mrs. Russell
Harrison, bis daughter and daughter-in-law,
took no part iu the reception, it
would prove too great a strain upon the
The term stijaddler-is quite commonly
heard' in the government departments
at present, and every appointment clerk
knows what it means. The straddlers
are now worried about the papers that
are on file with their applications for ap
pointments. During the past four years
they have derived a great deal of " satis
faction from tbe fact that many recom
mendations of republicans accompanied
their applications, but now an effort is
being made by many to withdraw these
and substitute letters from democrats.
Quite a number, it is said, have already
done this, though, as a rule, people
holding places secured by republican in
fluence are content with getting their
papers out of the files, honing alter
March 4th to secure democratic en
dorsements sufficient to guarantee their
Congress is keeping so quiet that it
would scarcely be noticed that the body
is in session. The holidays are now so
near at hand that scarcely a start
toward work can be made before an ad
journment over Christmas and NNew
Year will be taken. When congress re
assembles only six or seven weeks will
remain before the term of tbe body will
expire, and all of this time will proba
bly be required in which to get in shape
and pass the appropriation bills. It is
now generally conced-d that all legisla
tion on the tariff, the currency and the
government revenues will be left for the
new congress to formulate. Bates.
fSjecial to Thb CHkohicu.
Ch icago, Dec. 19. That this city ' is
on the verge of a big coal famine will no
longer admtt of doubt. It is next to im
possible to secure a ton of hard coal, and
the soft, cheap sooty stuff, so roundly
denounced, is about all the consumers
have to warm their grates. The ques
tion of a better supply has evolved
itseli to this,: The coal pit is not inex
haustible. The bottom may not be in
Bight nor its future cleaning up be of
any immediate concern, but its event-.
uality is none the less a predetermined
fact. It may or may not be of any ap
preciable concern when its last contri
bution to human service is dumped in a
coal bin, as in the unseen process of its
manufacture and storage it has evi
denced a creative design, in which the
provision of fuel for man's use was not
limited to an exhaustive article. The
formation of fuel was not arrested when
anthracite and bituminous coal became
a mineral fact, nor was the process of
formulation stopped w hen . what is
known as the creative week bad its Sat
urday night. This may qualify but it
does not annul the fact of a limit to fu
ture coal supplies. The world's annual
output of coal has, it is estimated,
reached a total of 482,000,000 tons.
During tile last 20 years there has been
a" marked increase in the consumption of
coal, which was, 110 doubt, commensu
rate with increased industrial activity.
Thus, comparing European countries
alone, the average annual output for the
period of 181)0-91 was upward of 62,000,-
000 tons' greater than during the previ
ous decade, and that the interest bade
fair to be maintained, so that the world's '
consumption of coal would soon reach
500,000,000 tons per annum, if it had
not 'already done so. In an investiga-,
tion made by a royal commissioner as to
tbe ascertainable sources of coal in.
Great Baitain, it was ascertained that
not more than 146,773,000,000 tons were
available at depths not exceeding 4,000
teet from the surface, a reserve which at
the present rate of increase of popula
tion and of coal consumption would be
practically exhaused in less than 300
The law of limit in this) as in all other
mineral products is, of course, without,
exception. It is simply a difference in
tonnge. Industrial activity, to which,
under present conditions, the use of coaL
is indispensible for steam and. power
purposes, is not only multiplying the de
mands of consumption, but has a widen
ing area of use, to which the map of the - -
two hemispheres is the only limit. We ,
cannot add a pound of coal to nature's
deposits or build an addition to the
planetary cellar, but it is possible to
economize a product in tbe use of which
civilization has been ignorantly wasteful.
Southern Oregon Mines.
Hon. H. B. Miller says the mining
interests in the neighborhood of Grants
Pass, in Josephine and Jackson coun- .
ties, have taken 6"n quite a boom and
the excitement has run very high -''over
recent developments. A great deal of
local capital has been Invested, and
people of all kinds are going into it. The
excitement was greatly intensified not'
long ago when it was announced that
the result of a test made upon 100 tons
of ore taken from a certain ledge gave
an average yield of $33 per ton in free
gold. As it pays to work a ledge pan
ning out $5 per ton iu free gold, such a
rich find threw the town into a state of '
excitement and everybody turned out to
hunt for an extension of the 'ledge from
which the valuable ore was taken. Sev
eral of the searchers ran to the river.
where they expected to find shining .
nuggets to mark the place where the
river cut through the ledge. Finally,,
one man found what he supposed to be
an extension of the ledge in a railroad
cot, and commenced to dig out the ore.
But the section men objected to bis
depredations and drove him off. Mean
time night bad come on, but the search
er?, not to be foiled, procured lanterns,
and by their dim light tried to locate
the ledge outside the railroad right of
way. The search continued all night,'
but was unsuccessful the ledge had in
some strange manner disappeared.
Messrs. Crandall & Burgett want it
distinctly understood that they, are mak
ing a change in their business, and will
sell out their entire stock of furniture
and carpets at cost.
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