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S THE DALLES. WASCO COUNTY; OREGON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1898.
.,..-.-V. . ' : .
Withdrawdl- of tfie ODnoxioas French
"Expedition From the Esglisli ;
. ;:; Nile PiiSsessioDS,' ;
RUPTURE FOR ; i
THE TIME AVERTED
Withdrawal Must Be Made. Uncondi-
tionally Before Negotiations on the
Other Points at Issue in toe Egyp
tian Question Could -Be -: Entered
Upon. , , .
Cairo, Out. 28. The boat recently
dispatched to Fashoda" has reached
Khartoum on the return j urney, and
it is aseerted that Maj r Marchand is on
Paris, Oct. 28 The French foreign
office has received a dispatch from the
diplomatic agency at Cairo, confirming
the reported arrival of Mart-hand at
London. Oct. 28. The Pall Mall Ga
zette this afternoon summarized the re
sult of the British cabinet mee iog yes
- terday, as follows: "- 1 -'
Marchand mast be withdrawn unebn
ditionally, and no undertaking or prom
ise can be given to disenss the questions
raised by France in regard ; to access to
the Nile, etc, When Marchand is with'
drawn it will r be determined whether
the question raised admits of discussion
and under what conditions tbe discus
sion can be proceeded with. : " " """
If Marchand is not withdrawn, there
will be no interference with bis remain
ing at Fasboda, or date fixed for his
withdrawal. Necessarily reinforcements
will not be allowed to reach him. He
will be treated courteously as a visitor,
and will be regarded in no other light,
therefore it is left to France to adopt any
active measures to precipitate the con
flict. ' ' " ' . -
The Gazatte adds that it has good
reasons to believe that while Russia has
counseled France to tide over the diffi
culty and avoid war, she has promised
to throw her weight in the scale at r.o
distant date for the purpose of bringing
the whole Egyptian question and Brit
ish occupation of Egypt to the front for
. There does not seem the slightest
ground for the report of yesterday that
the British cabinet bad decided to de
clare a British protectorate over Egypt,
It was based solely on a ' London dis
patch to Paris Soir. I'The papers do not
comment on the statement made, and
the St.' James Gazette alone alludes to
the subject, urging the government to
adopt such a course.. '.,' .; - K ,
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Ready to Abandon : Their Obstruc-
" the Tactics, According to the Pres
r; Ident's Advices. 1 . ;-"- ; . .. .
.Washington, Oct. 23. The president
was enabled to lay before the cabinet
today - very encouraging; reports from
Paris regarding the progreesof the peace
negotiations which will be concluded
sooner than was expected from' the out
look a few days ago. ' "
It can . be . stated? authoritatively lhat
. the commissioners have not yet actually
begun the' discussion of the Philippine
question, and that it will not be taken
up until next week. . '" V '""' - .''
The recent action of the United States
government, intimating that negotia
tion were -proceeding" too slowly, has
bad an effect upon the Spanish comtnis-
tunere, and they are not likely to debate
1 the remaining propositions 10 the length
1.1 .1 T . I mm. I - I . 1 V .- t--
debt: ;- y--y '-:i .
The United tat eg hna not" assumed
nor guaranteed the "eo-called hiunicipal
debt of Cuba cr Cuban tnunicipalite?,
bin it ieexpeqted-such debta will be
paiJ by the municipalities , incurring
litem, for by no reason . couM they be
charged upon Spain. y ' ' " ,.""
, .Griggs, Gae and Long were not pres
ent at t'jday 'a cabinet. oneeting.' Hay
said the Cuban question had' not, as be
understood, bef n finally decided ly the
Paris com mission ," bu t a com piele settle -rnent,
it was expected, would be reached
l.yVhe endbf "Ihe present week..' The
Philippine question,' he" thought, would
lie taken up by. the joipt' commission
early in the . coming wetk. - Although
the menibers of the cabinet are extreme
ly reticent on'tho subjict of the acquisi
tion of t lie Philippines, there is now
little or no doubt that nothing less than
cessation of the entire group' of islands
will be accepted by the American eora
inisskntrs. ; : -.. .:":' -rS . ,?.::
V A NEW TRIAL
French . Court of Cassation Orders It,
as Well as Provisional Liberation
of the Prisoner.
, .Paris, Oct. 28. At today'S session of
the court of cassation, M-'Bard conclud
ed his renort of the Drevfus case, the
first part of which was presented yester
day, M. . Mornard, . counsel for Mme.
Dreyfus, demanded ' that anr Investiga
tion be ordered concerning the diver
gency of the testimony , of the experts
who examined the bordereau in 1894 and
in 1897," and. also to ascertain whether
the secret documents were communi
cated to members of tbe nonrt-martial.
There was no excitement 1 outside the
palace of justice. -
The public "prosecutor, M. Maneau,
followed '- M,' Monard. Addressing- the
judges, he said r.
, "Nobody, can -now; take the Dreyfus
affair out of our hands,' nor can yon re
linquish it without dereliction of duty.
Your decisions must constitute for every
body an expression .ot troth anf justice.
Revise the trial' then, -gentlemen,' or at
least prepare a road for its revision.', ;
Maneaa concluded with denouncing
villainous attacks upon partisans of the
revision, and made a strong plea that
the court be not influenced by outside
pressure, but it decided in fayor of re
vision of the caee and immediate pro
visional liberation of Dreyfus." '. "";
- How to frevent Croup. ' ;
We have two children who aie subject
to attacks of croup. , Whenever an attack
is coming on my wife gives them Cham
berlin's Cough Remedy and it 'always
prevents tbe attack. It is a household
necessity in thisjeountry, and no matter
what else we run out of, it would not do
to be -without Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. More of it is sold here than
ot all other cough medicines combined.
J. M. Nickle, of Nickle ' Bros.k tner
chants,'""Nickleville,"Pa.: For sale by
Blakeley & Houghton. , ' " ' . . ',;
NARROW ESCAPE:, ;!
K i pi FOR HpBART
Policeman's Heroism Saves Him From
Almost Certain Death. v
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Philadelphia, Oct.' 28. Vice-President
Hobart .TnarrowIy "escaped being
killed in a runaway accident in this city
todav. .J i U iV ' wi- 1J.Jfr.X .
. Accompanied by - Messrs, .Miles and
Ilartman of the city councit. 'the vice
president drove down JJioadrstreet in a
carriage, to watch the formation of the
procession. ' At Washington avenue the
team became unmanageable and dashed
down Broad street. - The driver tried to
stop the team, but the frightened ani
mals ran the faster. .. .
For blocks the wild . flight continued,
but Hobart and. his escort retained their
Beats...i i'-y -J"'";i ' .'Ji.--" : - "'""
- At South street a policeman Tan ont
and sprang at the horses' heads, seized
tbe bridle of the off horse. He was
dragged about 100 yards before tbe ani
mals stopped, but when- they i did a
mighty cheer went np from ' tbe thous
ands of spectators who i witnessed ' the
One Minute .Cough Cure, cures.
- That la what It. was mp.iie for.
AN OPEN RIVER
: TO THE SEA
The Most Natural Koute Pos
sible to Be Taken. -
A VAST REGION
Possibilities in View of the Increasing
Trade With the Orient Are Be-
.., yond Computation. .
Washington, Oct. 25.-vAn open river
to the sea should not be the dream, but
; - - ' - . V
the reality of the people of - tbe Pacific
Northwest. . The Columbia river has a
drainage covering ' an area of 245,000
square miles, divided as follows : " Main
Columbia below' the junction .of. the
Snake river, 43,200 square miles j Upper
Columbia above. " the junction. 97,200;
Snake, 104,200. This area is larger than
all the New England and Middleetates
with Maryland and the two Virginias
combined. ' ' .' ' ,
In this drainage basin are portions of
the states of Oregon , Washington, Idaho,
Montana,. Wyoming, Utah and Nevada,
besides nearly 40,000 . square-. miles of
British territory.;. What the possibili
ties' "would ' be were this great area
brought within 'reasonable distance of
water transportation to sea cannot be
estimated, but are far greater than has
ever been dreamed of , by the settlerB,
who peopled this country and - made it
prosperous. " It is not expected that the
waters can be made" navigable eo that
all portions of this 'vast region. -'can be
reached, but if the river was opened as
far as practicable ' the whole ' region
would participate in The benefits ; to be
gained.'' . : ' ' ' '''y
. With the certainty' that 1 there will
soon be an immense1 commerce" developed"-'
with" the ; Orient," in ' which the
United States will buy 'the products of
those lands and sell the products of our.
own, ours chiefly productB of agricultu
ral lands, the easiest method of getting
those products to the seaboard and by
means of tbe cheapest rates 'should be
the consideration of " the men who have
in charge the destinies of the empire, of
the North Pacific 4 states. The efforts
for an open river should not be confined
to the delegation from Oregon, but ' the
delegations in congress from every state
affected should be, interested. ' Wash
ington,, Idaho and Montana are equally
interested with Oregon,' and although
tbe-Snake river drains portions of Utab,
Wvoming and Nevada, It' Is scarcely to
be expected that the representatives of
these etatea will have the Bame interest
in an open river with those whose laDds
are touched by steamers; loadins wheat
and other staples for clear shipment to
tbe sea. .v.-i.A.- s : . ; :;-c :...::
: ' IS HOPEFUL
Recent Developments Have Convinced
' the President that the Annexation
. of the Entire Group to Ihe United
''"States 19 the Best Solution of the
: . Problem for All. ' -' ' ' ','.
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t. Washington, Oct. SO.Advices from
Paris are to the effect that there is no
change in the peace commission situa
tion. - The administration has the same
hopeful feeling of success !tftat was en
tertained yesterday at the cabinet meet
ing," and the statement is reiterated that
negotiations are to- be. brought " to .a
speedy termination. " ' -: '.' , ; -
The determination seems to have been
reached by .the' United 'States govern
ment to retain all' of the Philippine is
lands, and the controversy, if any, will
be over the allowance to Spain for the
islands. This feature, of the case is. be
ing carefally censiderod by the admin
istration in Washington and by the
American commissioners in Fans. '
New Yoke, Oct. iULrrA special to the
Herald from Washington says : ".. .
, President McKinley is convinced there
is no way in which the. -United States
can escape responsibility of taking all
tbe Philippines. He has arrived at the
conclusion . after, mature deliberation.
When the American 'commissioners left
for Paris it was not -contemplated that
they should demand of the Spaniards
more than abeolute cession of one isl
and to the United States and a rever
sionary interest in . the other islands of
the group." " ' ; ' :"J':'": '-'"'; "'
' It has been found, rioweve'r',' that there
were many practical difficulties in the
way of such a solution, not the least of
them beine the evident impossibility of
Spain's re-establishing authority over
the remaining islands without a pro
longed and bloody struggle with the in
surgent forces. .
This information coupled with - the
opinionuf the military and naval com-1
manders familiar with tbe Philippine
situation led the president to believe
that Dewey's destruction of the Spanish
fleet in Manila' bay - and . General Mer
ritt's : capture of Manila annihilated
Spanish sovereignty in the islands," and
that it became tbe. duty of the United
States to establish a better government
than the one which was destroyed by
the American army." - ;s . "
The president has been deluged with
letters from all parts of the United
States and resolutions from commercial
and religions bodies, urging that Ameri
can sovereignty . should be maintained
wherever the flag has been planted.
In this same line," the president's re
cent Western trip was a revelation to
him and the members of the cabinet
who accompanied him. .The further he
went West the stronger be found the
sentiment in favor of holding all the
Philippines and establishing n Ameri
can government over them. . .
; It can be said that it is quite probable
tbe American commissioners ; will be
authorized to go so. far as to pledge the
United States to assume the Philippine
debt, or at least ' such a portion as has
been expended J0n public works in the
islands. . A high official of theadminis
tration said it might be decided that the
Spanish government should receive
actual cash payment for the Philippines
in addition to the assumption of tbe
debt or part of it by '- the United States
THE FIRST TO GO
Schley's Former, FIagship;..WiH ;ieave
r i - New York'Early Next Week With
. Supplies and Ammunition for Ad
j miral Dewey's Fleet--Helena Soon
r ; ; to Follow; Yorktown, . to-. Leave
: San Francisco Soon, vrru ...;.'. 5
, Tiw Yobk;, Oct. .28.rrlt is r stated : at
tha navy-yard that the cruiser .. Brook
lyn will s'ail for" Manila' by way .of the
Suez canal Monday "'or.' Tuesday with
recruits,' ammunition and supplies.; for
Admiral Dewey's fleet. - On her way she
will coal at Colombo", Ceylon. Work on
the cruiser Chicago is advancing rapidly
and it is believed that by next week Bhe
will be ready for commission., : . . ,
' New Yobk, Oct.' 28. A Herald ' dis
patch from Washington says !" -.
-Two mote men-of-war will probably
follow the auxiliary .cruiser . Buffalo to
the Asiatic squadron. ; Orders have al
ready been given to the gunboat Helena
to prepare for her'long trip through the
Suez canal to the far East, and as soon
as she is ready' she wii I 'start.1 ' ' ' '- ,'
r ost in a Gale, l ' ;, -:
CHicAGor Ocl. 28, The loei" of the
steamer h. R. Doty with the entire crew
in the gale of Tuesday- on - Liko Michi
gan is confirmed. ,! On. board were seven
tetn persons, all of whom were members
of the crew. The Doty wa3 a wooden
steamer. She was 291 feet "long and'
forty-one feet ..beam. ) .The insurance
valuation was fl90,000.
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corns, and all skin eruptions, and , posi
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It is guarntteed to give perfect satisfac
tion, or money refunded. , Price 25 cents
per -box. ' For I sale oy Blakeley and
Hongh ton, 'druggists. ;-J -;";"' J --v
" The i Chief ' Burgess of ' Mileebnrgj'Fa.
says De Witt's Little Early Risers; are
tbe best pills he ever used in him family
during" forty years of house' keeping.
They cure constipation, sick headache
and stomach and liver troubles.; Small
in size but ' great in .results. Snipes
Kinserly Drug Co."'" . r '
Everybody reads The Chronicled -
(Ml) AGAIN .
British Emergency Squad
' ron is Gathering. '
ORDERS TO ;
Valunteers to Prepare For Immediate
Mobilization Various Corps In
formed as to the Respective South'
"em and Western Ports to. Which
, Tbey Have Been Allotted.
London, O-t. 31. There was an un-
expsctedly gloomy feeling on the stock.
exchange and the Paris bourse this
inoruing, both markets being influenced
it is inferred, from , the aggressive tone
of some of tbe French papers. . Besides
this something extraordinary seems to
have happened, and it looks as it a crisis
was approaching. ..-! .. ,u . :
: 7he British, naval preparations are
being pushed with great activity. ,,, .The
British emergency squadron is gathering
at Devonport with all possible spce 1 and
seven bottleships and one; cruiser .have
been designated eo far. to join the squad
ron. -The officers and sailors have been
hurriedly recalled from leave of absence,
several battleships ' and - cruisers ' at
Portsmouth . are taking full crews on
board, and other -. warlike " preparations
are being made.? A number , of signal
men, now on dntv , with, the British
channel squadron, which arrived at Gib'
raltar this morning, have-'been" 'ordered
home for ervicei- ; ':'-.- '- ''-
.-. A sensation was caused by the arrest
of a supposed Russian spy. . at a fort near
Harwich. ... The man was already under
stnvllance,: and went to the redoubt,
where he tried to obtain some informa
tion from the sentry regarding tbe forti
fications.;. He was arrested,, and inqui
ries era being made regarding his ante
It was also assarted today that officers
of the volunteers had received orders
to prepare for immediate mobilization,
and it was statedlbat the different army
corps had been informed as to the ports
on the southern and. western coast to
which tbey have been allotted. -" : -"'
Tbe Pali Mall Gazette this; afternoon
says : . ' "". . .i-:.."v ; :
''England has been apd even- now is
so near wr that the government has
carried its preparations to tbe farthest
limit of the preparatory etage. ' It ' has
been arranged to call out ihe reserves
and militia and mobilize the volunteers
simultaneously and to form large.cainps
at various important railroad junctions
where rolling Btock and locomotives will
be concentrated. '; -
A Rich Pay Streak Recently . Found in
:v . the Republican, Mine Ore Assays
f, 300 to the Ton., . v ., .-..'-,.
.Spokane, Oct. 31. Tbe most marvel
ous strike recorded in a mine of Wash
ington was made today in the 'Repub
Iicmmine, at Republic, on' the north
half of the'Colviile reservation."' Free
milling ore averaging fifteen ounces, of
gold or nearly three hundred dollars to
the ton, was encountered at a depth cf
nearly four hundred feet from' the sur
face. The drills 'cut through twenty
four feet of ledge matter, the last sixteen
feet averaging fifteen ; ouncep,- and . the
further. wall of, the pay,' streak , bss not
yet been encountered. . .The " Republic
mine tunnel is one hundred and "forty
feet, "having been driven to ascertain
whether or not tbe values on the surface
heki with, the depth. :
The mine has always showed rich ore,
but this discovery makes other mines
near by almost certain of encountering
the ledge at greaj depth.' The ledge in
the Republic seems to be like a wedge
with the little end np. . . ' ;7 ". ; .--. . r
Royal make the food pare, '
wholesome and delicious.
fiOVAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
. AT SAN JUAN
General Wood Pestered With Cuban
Office-Seekers at Manzanillo The
. , : Santa Cruz Assembly.
Sas Juax, Oct. 30. The principal the
ater of the town was taxed to its utmost ,
capacity this afternoon on the occasion
of a public meeting of delegates from the
chief towns of the island to consider and
draft recommendations regarding the
necessities of the island for the use of
the special commissioners, who will be
selected to represent Porto Rico at
Washington," when the time cms for
settling the administrative system. Tbe -assembly
was fairly representative and
although the prectedings gave undue
prominence to unimportant details;there
was abundant evidence of intelligent re- - -flection
on tbe part of. the delegites-and ,
of a determination not to tolerate parti- '
san politics at thij crisis in' the UlandV
affairs. " .
: Carefully prepared reports mn sub
mitted by' the political, social and eco
nomical committeee." The meeting ie- -
ceived with enthusiasm the resolution
demanding territorial rights, the cessa
tion of the pre set) t mi.itary iu!p, and
the installation of regular civil govern
ment. Other resolutions were adopted
asking an eight hour day for the labor
ing man and severally - denouncing the- ..
present corrupt system of registering; .
deeds of land.
It was obvious that the de' elates pro
ceeded upon the aturnption that the;
United States would grant Porto Rico
territorial rigiite.;" ! ;: '
WANT TO RAISE
Sv;; ;THE; MAINE
A San Francisco Company Would Like
J the Contract. ".
Washingtos, Oct. .28. The Aeaae
Wrecking Company of San . Francisco,-,
lias made a request upon the navy de
partment for authority ' to raise the
battleship Maine. " If the government
wants tbe ship after she reaches . the
United States, the company will expect
to be paid salvage money through con-
demnity proceedings. No money is de
manded from the government by the
company. - It is etatea at tne depart
ment unofficially that in case the com
pany Is found to be reliable, the task,
no doubt, will be given thfini.
ASSDME PART .
' "a OF THE DEBT
Pabis. O.-.t. 31. At a meetin of the
peace commission today the Americans
presented a written statement of the '
nnrnose ot the United States to take the
entire group of the Philippine islands
and-to aeaume suca tortion of the fnll- .
ippine debt as has been spent for the
benefit of the island in public, works,
improvements , and permanent better
ments. It was also set forth that the
United States would not assume any
part of the Philippine debt, which " had
been Incurred by Spain for the further
ance of military or naval operations to
quell the insurrections of the natives. '
The session was adjourned until Fri
day, in order to give the Spaniards time
to prepare a reply: The session lasted a
little over an hour.