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.DECEMBER 24. 1892
. THE GREATER EVIL.
The question of immigration is not
so dangerous a one to free institutions
as that of unrestricted suffrage. It
makes little difference, except the dan
ger from contagious diseases, how
rnnnv frvrnianprn seek onr shoreo. if
- - they are industrious and bonest. J heir
( (? power of doing miachiet begins when
they are granted tne elective irancnise.
. and are herded to the polls like so
. many durub-driveo cattle. Even the
. n.. r. f vntn. anil 1 n ntlAMIl HAItllOl
reaa nor write ana una atn. iuo icaoi
. -- knowledge of the constitution or of the
J institutions of a' republic, have the
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. same rights under this system, as the
' most intelligent and one who has, spent
years in the study of the formation of
the government.. The foreigner may
have the right of domicile of being
. protected in his life and property but
. he should not have the privilege of the
elective franchise until he not only un
; derstands the politics of the country
bnt is in sympathy with free institu
;' tioas. " This augurs no unfair dhcriro
' ination between classes, but is simply
the safeguard of self-defense which the
, . sovereignty or every nation nas tn
' undoubted right to exercise. Snffiage
is not an .incident of citizenship, but is
an especial favor granted by the slate
f'to the individual In the United
. States it is restricted to persons of
' certain ace and sex. and tne conviction
of felony, id certain states, debars the
Mtlvan fmm ita ATAWtiaa mtftinnf: f.fio
' hardship is. removed by executive
' clemency. In some instances there
' - have been property qualifications, and
in the t election of school directors in
; Oreson onlv tax-cavers have the right
' toexpress their choice. If the person
V who has lately arrived from England
elector; it would be no abridgement of
Ma riohh or enntrarv tn Internationa
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comity not to grant him the privilege,
He should understand that suffrage
. carries with it its responsibilitirs and
capabilities, and until he is willing and
able to assume these he should
not desire naturalization. The same
would be true of an American citizen
if he were to sojourn in any European
mnnrrv and it wnnld nnt rin an in
'- - justice of which any complaint could
. be made. The freedom of the ballot
may be in the line of advancement in
progressive nations; bat in a govern
ment by the people and for the people
L ft is the means of causing the greatest
mischief. There have emergencies
. arisen in our history when the patriot
ism of the people has been the only
salvation of free institutions, and its
exercise is impossible with an ignor
ant class, who have no knowledge of
. the -' government or interest in its
. t i u il - i
. guarding the ballot from the possession
of the alien apd the ignorant, and these
would be a greater protection to the re
nnhlic than to denv the ritrht of domi
cile to foreigners.
1 The important object of the publio
' schools in this country is to fit persona
for citizenship, and this cannot be ac
complished while no course of studv ia
inaugurated to educate boys and girls
in thn nonnliai. inatirnr.irkna wliirfa rnn.
atitute the basis of this government.
In the advanced grades the coostitu
tion of the-United States, under com-
petent instructors, should be one of
the branches taught. The. boy may
understand polite literature and have
i i i . e -v j i i .
a auuwieugo ui vuo unu languagea,
and yet not be competent to cast
the ballot intelligently. . A knowledge
of the functions of the different
branches of government shonld not be
confined to the legal profession, but
should be universal with all classes
who are privileged with the elective
-franchise. Intelligence is the corner
stone of free institutions, and -this is
not comprised wholly in - an under-
Standing of Ureek art, literature and
1 1 t. . " a
pnuosopny; out is more suostantiai in
i a republic when it comprehends a thor
ough knowledge of the formation of
the organic laws of the state, and the
manner and limit of their exercise. If
.'politics is a science' or art, those upon
whom will devolve the responsible' du
ties of citizenship should be trained in
earlier years, when the mind is elastic
and the memory retentive, in its in
tricacies. By pursuing a course of
studies' in' this line in the institutions
of lpBPnincr Hiinnortpft hv thn nuhlie.
. n . r r j r i
the nation would be training men and
tht fatiriA nt onvAn'msnf Anrf ta
Duritv of the ballot would be greatly
enhanced and its exercise would be the
intelligent expression of the sovereign
- The Dalles has not as much interest
in the portage road from this point to
: Celilo as other cities farther east
With the locks at the Cascades com
pleted there will be an open river from
frlita it 0 fft OAatmavrl n n rl f Vi Ta will kam.
Wil. W.VJ KW W MWWW. U, VUIO Wi VOBU
ocean competitive point' But the re
moval of all imnedimenta to naviin
tion m tbe Uolumbia river has lone
been the desire of the people of this
region, and now that the locks are in
a fair way of an early completion, they
want to see- the work, continued so
that producers in ihe counties east' of
The Dalles shall he benefitted. With
this end in view the Tuces-Mountaik-eeb
bas championed a portage road on
the. Oregon .side,, and, will keep the
matter constantly bt fore the members
of tbe legislature to convene at Salem'
next month nntil the matter is sealed,
either bj the passage of a bill with
this object in view or its defeat by
that body. We have little faith ia the
Paul Mohr portage road on the Wash
ington side, and' believe it to be in
augurated for the purpose of blocking
the gcheme in the. legislasure. West-
em Oregon has received nearly all of
the public money appropriated here
tofore, and it is time that Eastern
Oregon shouid receive some recogni
tion in this regard.
t Mr. Bate, of Tennessee, fully dem
onstrated the fact that he is a Demo
crar,- when in his- argument yesterday
before congress to repeal all statutes
relating to supervisors of elections and
special deputies he said these laws had
been in operation over twenty years
and they had not reconciled the people
to their harsh interference with affairs
belonging exclusively to the states,
and it was not "surprising that late
political revolutions had swept from
power the party which enforc d ma
chinery for interference of affairs be
longing exclusively to the states." Tbe
measure referred to had a very salu
tary effect in insuring peaceful and fair
elections 'in large citie3, and in New
York city especially the power of ring
politicians was curtailed. This is not
I Democracy, for it interferes with the
corrupt and rowdy elements of the
sovereign people . in controlling the
elective franchise. Mr. Bate undoubt
edly believes tbe general government
has usurped power from the states in
many instances; but Democrats will
hardly exercise the temerity to. at
tempt to grant to these the preroga
tives of sovereignty, and which was so
earnestly, contended for by the party
from 1860 to 1865.
Tbe commerce of Great Britain is
her life-blood, and this she will pro
tect at all hazards. This fact was lately
made apparent by the fleet of British
revenue cutters, which now patrol the
great lakes, and are so constracted
that they can pass through any of the
oanals connecting these bodies of water.
A great maritime nation, like tbe
Britiuh empire, must keep a careful
watch of her snipping interests, and
these gun-boats act the part of an effi
cient system of lake and river police.
The provisions of the treaty. of 1817
did not provide for any men-of-war
on our sea or lake coast, and these
revenue cutters are prepared for de
cisive action at any moment. We do
not apprehend any seiious result from
this demonstration on tne part of a
friendly power; but it may require, as
a means of self-protection, that the
United States be equally vigilant and
have a fleet of war boats to guard her
interests. This country is very able
to construct them, and the states bor
dering on these great waterways re
quire some safeguards placed around
their commercial interests as well as
Democracy is trying to bridge all
chasms in the party ranks, and desires
to take tbe reins of government on the
4th of March next in a harmonious
condition. Of course this u possible.
but very improbable; and it will be
very surprising if, after the official
"pap" is dealt out by' Mr. Cleveland,
there is not a large army of discon
tents. The mugwumps are already
out of the fold, and if the Chicago
platform is enforced there will be a
determined revolt of a larger element.
In union there is strength; but it will
be nearly impossible to on;fy the free
traders in the ' Democratio ranks with
those who adhere to the doctrine of
moderate protection. The responsibili
ties of government do not rest with Re
publicans, ar.d they will patiently wait
and carefully watch the result. There
is something mercurial in the tempera
ment of American citiaens, and it will
be a matter of great surprise if a
change is not desired as much in 1896
as it was in 1892.
Tbe monetary conference at-Brus
sels is abonc to take a recess, and it is
doubtful if it will- reconvene. Noth
ing so far has been accomplished to
wards bi metal'ism, and it is very
probable that the members will go
back to their respective countries with
out being able to report progress.
There have been several attempts made
to come to a definite international un
derstanding regarding the value of sil
ver used as a medium of exchange, and
each one has been barren of results..
The great commercial nations are slow
to make innovations, and there appears
to be a fixed determination not to
change the present gold standard.
Those countries which produce an
abundance of silver greatly desire that
it ahould receive recognition and have
fixed value in international transac
tions;- but this seems impossible, and it
will likely continue in its present fluc
tuating, uncertain condition.
Captain Moffett, of the Telegram,
was acquitted on the indictment for
libel found against him for articles
published in the paper just previous to
the recent Portland city election. The
case was tried in the Multnomah cir
cuit court, and the jury were not out
ten minutes before they returned a
verdict of not guilty. There should be
a limit to journalistic criticism; but
editors should not be amenable, where
the welfare of the community require
drastic remedies, if they call evils by
their proper names and attempt to
protect the publio against frauds of
every description.- Otherwise, ' the
monarcbial plan, of censorship should
be revived, and no article be published
except it receive the sanction of this
official. . -
Cabinet-makers.' have .been very
busily employed during the past few
weeks, but Mr. Cleveland keeps his
own counsels, and it is still a mystery
to whom the important portfolios will
be given. It will be known in time,
and after four years of administration
of national affairs it will be known
whether the Democratio president
made wise selections. Before the trial
bad been made, it ia no idle boast to
say that Mr. Cleveland cannot choose
abler advisors than those who have
composed the cabinet of Mr.' Harrison
during the past four yean.
Next Sunday will be the anniver
sary of the Christian festival known aa
Christmas, in commemoration of the
birth of Jesus Christ As this event
portended salvation to the world, and
was the beginning of the new era' of
religious thought and advancement
and of good will among meu, it has al
ways been celebrated with manifesta
tions of joy. Ics observance among
Anglo-Saxons dates far bank in the
early history of the race, and it has
linked itself with the progress of that
people from their barbarian haunts in
in the woods' of Germany to their pal
aces and homes in the new and old
world. Christmas is the day of days
with the Englishman in bis own coun
try aad his descendants on this side of
tbe Atlantic. It is tbe occasion
family reunions, of joyful festivities,
and of a broad-handed charity toward
the suffering and unfortunate. With
other institutions which have not ma
terially changed with the development
of the race, not the least important is
the observance of Christmas, and An
glo Saxon energy and enterprise, which
rule both continents, have made this
almost universal with all civilized peo
pies. Christmas, as a holiday, belongs
to the world, and those who may not
fully endorse the dogmas of a religion
which have been warped from their
primitive simplicity by priestly cun
ning, can yet enter into tbe spirit of
liberality and benevolence which marks
the celebration of the festival. They
can approve of that fraternal feeling
which seeks tbe welfare of a fellow,
even if the unfortunate course of life
he has phosen does not entitle' him to
sympathy, and that ' divine chanty
which relieves the distressed and at
tempts to cure the pain of the afflioted,
In the exercise of these attributes of
nobility there should be a universal
brotherhood of man and fatherhood of
God;and race, color or creed should
create no distinction or unjust dis
crimination. As the years grow into
decades and tbe decades into centuries,
till these become hoary with age, each
succeeding OhrUtmas should wit
nesB an advancement. . in virtue ana
goodness, and the mentor ies of the day
should be - distinctive milestones to
mark the progress of nations and indi
viduaU to a higher, bettsr state or
condition or existence. The festival
belongs to all, and be only has the
higher claim to its proper observance
who more truly worships his God by
act and voice and who loves bis fel
low-man in a larger degree than ' his
France is trembling over the chasm
of revolution, and the next few days
may witness a complete 'change in the
form of government. The Panama
frauds, which' hare proved to be very
gigantic, have unsettled the confidence
of the people in the present cabinet.
and permeated aa the .country is , with
the subtle . influences of communism
and mouarchism, it would not take
but little for the sans-culottes to make
the streets of Pans run red with tbe
blood of her citizsnp, or for the Or
leanists, by a coup d'etat, to seat a
monarch on the throne. Experiments
at self-government with tbe Latin
races have proved successful in but
few instances, the mercurial disposi
tion of the people being too changeful
for any stability in the form of admin
istration. Viva la commune, vine la
republique or vive la empereur have
equal favor with the masses, and tbe
popularity of. either., is' judged by
the volume of sound or the numerical
strength of tbpse engaging in the wild
shout. On the contrary, by climatic
conditions, long centuries of tbe same
environment, and the traditions of tbe
race, the Anglo-Saxon is a law unto
himself,' and individual liberty is not
tbe experiment of a few years, but the
legacy of long and continuous ages.
The best joke is on the Brooklyn
Eagle, which says, speaking of the
New.York banquet; "Speaker Crisp,
of the bouse of representatives, fol
lowed the set speeches of the evening,
He was not down on the list to start
with. This didn't prevent prolonged
applausewben he got up to have bis
say. air. (Jrisp spoke as follows;
Among the most needed legislation
to the people of Oregon is some act
regulating the uniform appraisement of
values, and tbe legislature which con
venes in SIem next month should not
neglect this matter. It would not
work any hardship upon taxpayers if
all property was assessed at its full
valoe, and tbe rate of taxation would
be materially lowered. ; .
Philip D. Armour, the millionaire
of Chicago, has made himself -immortal,
and bis' fame will live oi and on
when the name of Jay Gould will be
forgotten. He has built an educational.
institution in Chicago, and endowed it
with $1,500,000. This will, furnish
the means ot mental training for poor
hoys and girls, and is one of the best
uses that cnuM be made of the money.
A Democratic exchange advises men
to put their money in banks aa a pro
tection against being robbed. - This is
sound sense with the excellent system
ot banking inaugurated by "the Re
publican party; but if the- country
were to return to the old 1 plan of
"wild cat" state banks, aa demanded
by the Chicago platform, it would aim
ply be a choice of being robbed by one
or more individuals or by a chartered
corporation. - .
The French manipulators of Panama
oanal stock were not clever in their
work, or they would not now be behind
prison bars, -it they naa tieen Jess
eager to secure money and more care
ful in concealing their, operations they
would to day be enjoying tbe -respect
Of their fellow citizens, and not suffer
ing the diograoe of imprisonment To
tbe thief the Spartan virtne of conceal
meat is of greater importance than the
simple mechanical act of taking what
does not belong to him.
The secretary of the . treasury says
that there is no danger of there being
any deficiency in the gold reserve, and
no panic in this regard need be feared.
Last month, he says, the exports from
this country amounted to $7,000,000.
bat the treasury lost only $500,000.
The reserve limit is fixed at $100,000,
000, and the secretary has a burplus
of 824.000,000. Uoder thn able buan
cial management of our affair for the
past few years, it is very improbable
that Wall street will ever have an op
portunity to re-ehaot' the scenes of
Black Friday, and business will go on
without being interrupted by disas
trous panics at trade centers.
Tammany has become very mag
nanimous, and has stated that it does
not want anything from Mr. Cleve
land. This is some hut surprising
when it is taken into consideration
the hard and effective work the mem
bers of that organization did during the
recent campaign, and the obligations
of Mr. Cleveland to them for hU
large majority io New York. But the
president will be enereus enough not
to forgot them, even if they do not
wish to be remembered.
Congress will observe tbe holidays
by adjourning, and no important bills
will be passed until after the vacation
There have been several introduced,
and one in which the settlers in this
poation of the northwest is interested
is that measure extending the time for
tbe purchase of the reverted railroad
lands. It is hoped, after the needed
rest, the members will work with re
newed vigor, and that tbe settlers on
the railroad sections.who have suffered
I from shortage in crops for the past
tbree barvests by reason of drcutb,
will be given a reasonable extension of
time to pay for their farms.
An exchange says: "If silver were
given its legitimate place alongside of
gold to perform its proper function as
money there would he no grounds for
apprehension because of large gold ex
ports." This is a very large "if,"" and
tbe United States alone cannot change
the present status of silver. The com
mercial nations of the world must be
allowed tbe privilege of stating their
preference regarding a single or a dou
ble standard io their medium of ex
change, an J tbe choice of this country
alone cannot settle the matter either
way. Until a congreas of nations
adopts bi-metalli8m, it is useless for
anyone to attempt to make gold and
silver on an equality as a circulating
Tbe sad news comes from tbe sick
bed of Hon. James G. Blaine that his
recovery is hopeless, and bis death may
happen any day. - During the last few
years' perhaps no man . has so firmly
impresseJ bis ideas upon the history
of the country as has Mr. Blaine, and
the loss of his ad vie in national af
fairs will be felt by all political par
tiea The able secretary of state dur
iug the greater part of tbe present ad
ministration, bis statesmanship was
fully shown in the management cf the
Mad'a trouble and tbe Baltimore affair,
and as an economist he displayed hif
wisdom in the introduction of recip
rocity.in the protection doctrine of the
Republican party.1 His death will be
a serious loss to tbe country; but the
principles of statecraft advocated by
him will live on forever.
To Be Prusreotvd.
Pakib, Dec. 20. M. Fluqaent, preei-
dent ot tbe chamber of deputies, an
nounced in tbe bouse to day that he bad
received application lor authority to
prosecute M. Rouvitr, ex-minister of
fioaDce; M. Jules Rohe, ex-minister ot
commerce: Emanuel Arene, member tnr
Corsica; Aoterne Proust, member for
Dtox Sevres; Baroo Jean de Souberan,
member for Louduo;and Joseph Buque
de la FoucoDDcrie, member for Orne, all
of whom are charged witb having been
compromised in tbe scandal. The appli
cation could not be granted witb tbe
consent of tbe bouse, as deputies under
the law are exempt from legal proceed
ings. Tbe chamber decided that the
different bureaus should meet and con
aider the application. Tbe sitting then
la the senate, M. Lerover, tbe presi
dent, stated tbat he bad received a de
mand for tbe prosecution of Senators
Renault, Albert Grevy. Beriil Theyecet
and Devea for the part tbey Lave taken
In thu bffairs of tbe canal company.
New York, Dec 20 Dr. Alfred L.
Loomis bas returned to tbe city from
Washington, where, be bas been to see
B sine. To a reporter be said: "Blame
is in a a very critical condition ; be may
die at any moment, or be may live for
weeks. It it lmnos-ible to tell anything
more definite about the case at present.
Newspaper men again asked ot the pbjf i-
cian . today what was ' the real nature
of the disease from wbicb B'aioe is
suffering. Tbev were given to under
stand it is tbe wish ot the family tbat this
be kept from tbe public Tbe think if
it were raado public it-would open a
large field for discussion tbat would be
intensely disagreeable to the family.
Blame was reatmg quietly at midoigbt
and no change is looked for during tbe
Sloney to Preach Ialamlsm.
Bombay, Dec. 20 Alexander Russell
Web1), wbo recently resigned the office
ot United States consul at Manilla to
preach Islamism, is now at Hyderabad
soliciting contributions to a fund to be
spent sending Islamite missionaries 'o
the Uuited States. He is having im
mense success. By a lew days' vrjrK in
this city be secured $5000, and io Cal
cutta and Rangoon $10,000. Io Hyder
a bad the subscriptions of Mabomwans
a'ready amount to more than $11,500
He will use much ot tbe money secured
n India to establish Islamite newspapers
na lectnre courses to American cities
He will also publish a new trauslition of
The Prealden 's New Job.- '
Saw Francisco, Dee. 20 Tue Ex
aminer this morning says tbat President
Harriron.hos accepted a- proposal from j
President Jordan, of Leland Stanford.
Jr, university, to become a member ol
tbe faculty of that institution. Hia duties
comprise the deliverv of a series of la-
lectures, which will call h'm to Palo
Alto two or three times a year, and it
is probable tbat be will make this state
bis winter residence.
Hanced for Wire JHnrder.
London, Dec. 90 Joseph Mellor was
banged tbis morning for tbe murder of
bis wife.' He met bis fate quietly, and
acknowledged tbe justice ot tbe punish
. Tbe Poisoner Arrested.
Pittsburg, Dec. 20 Patrick Gal
lagber, tbe mining cook implicated in
tbe Homestead poisoning case, was ar
rested this morning and committed to
. Farions kttnrsa oat tbe Hound.
Seattle, Dec. so The first snow of the
season commenced falling at 6 o'clock, and
is now coming down in great clouds. Re
ports from the lower Sound say it is snowing J
A Cold Day Ve Olympia. ,
OLYMFlA, Dee. IO Saow, has been .falling
here all evening, and at midnight is seven
temperature to-day was 13.8,' the lowest since I
March "t- 1 501. -
Code of Aaarrhlflt Lows.
Madrid, Dec 20 The anarchists ap
pear to ho resuming tbeir activity in
Spain. Tbree petatda were exploded in
Sevillo Sunday last, with disastrous
results to tbe mansions of a mere hunt
named Pons and of tbe Marquis of Villa
Paoas. Tbe residence of tne Marquis
was considerably damtged, but no
peraoo vps injured. The auihorniea have
louud a code ot anarchist taw providing
Tbe first duty of a compatriot is abso
late di-regard ol life. -. He most recog
nize no law but that ot tbe social
revolution, and no enemies but capital
and the - bourteoUe; companions recog
nize no jouribdiction t ice pi ibe tribunal
of honor appointed by themselves, the
ilecisons ' ot winch are irrevocable
Evtry anarchist is obliged to defend lii
vninumions at tbe - peril of his life
The social revolution ia to be considered
aa the first of duties ana ol oliliaiious.
Every anarchist must repudiate all
revolutionary raovemen's wh.ch have n'-t
for tbeir direct oiject the destruction ol
capital. No anarchist can refuse to carry
out any mixsioo tbat may be intrusted
io him, except in tbe case of physical
impossibility. No aoarcbi't can exercise
a public function without thu authority
of ibe assembly, neither can he take part
in any manifestation foreign to the
cause. No anarchist can belong to any
otber group unless with the object of
discovering secrets in the interest of
anarchism or unmasking the maneuvers
of a false compaoion.an accomplice of :be
liourgeoise. The latter wni be considered
as the most important service rendered
to tbe cause. Aosrcbists accept the
revolution with all its consequence r, and
bring to bear on t- e propagation of tbeir
ideas all their intelligence, courage ai:d
energy. The final rule purports to te
applicable to ctmpauions designated by
lot to cany out tbe act of the propaganda
The Home-lead Poisoning Cases.
Pittsburg. Dec. 21 The Homestead
p- lsuniug cafes are being considered by
the grand jury today. Edward O
Cbristy, ot the Carnegie Steel Company,
says so far as tbe company bas been able
to learn the number of persona who died
from tbe i fleets of poison is 83, but many
otber workmen, some of whom will ap
pear at the triil; are dying on their feet.
He declares that the company, since It
bt-gau its investigation, bas been stnrlled
by ibe number, of letters from noo
union workingmen from ' all over . the
country who became tick at Homestead
and returned to tbeir bomes. Mmy are
still sick. Of 4000 employed by tbe
company, over 2000 became sick.
The Hteerlns Committee.
.Vashington, Dec. 20 It is' stated that
the Republican "steering committee," com
posed of Senators Hoar, McMillan, Chandler,
Teller and Mitchell, has come to the conclu
sion that while it cannot ofier the stales of the
northwest any material relief, it will Veep
itself in shape to protect the interests of the
people when the matter comes before the sen
ale for taction. A member of the committee
said this evening that it would keep track of
the situation in questionable states and be in
formed as to the real condition of affairs, so
tbat in case of contests before tbe senate they
may be as fully equipped to make a fight for
the seats as the Democrats, who say tbeir
committee is organized for the same purpose
Tne Total Vote.
New York, Dec. 21 The Evening
Port prints tbe total vote tor president,
having secured the figures this morning
from all tbe states, fbe result is as
follows: - , -
Riowo.l . . .
. 8, 76 Ml
. 83 ,379
Iu Louisiana tbe Republicans aud Peo
pie's party nominated a fusiou ticket, no
which were five Han noo electors and
three Weaver electors. Tbe vote for
plurality purposes is credited to Harri
An Eaornoia (gum Expended.
Paris, Dbj. 21 According to state
ments issued by tbe liquidators, tbe
amount expended by the Panama canal
company reached tbe enortnoQa total of
$360,000,000. According to tins account
not ibe wbolc of the $260,000,000 bas
been lost. One fifth of tbis sum will, be
repaid to subscribers in the shape of in
tereet ad interim, then there are assets
amounting to a little over $65,000,000
Tne total loss' cf ibe wbole amount ex
pended is only a little over one-third ot
what was spent in actuul constiuciion of
Tbe Ganvasn Delayed.
Salbv, Or., Dec. 20 Tue official can
visa of Oiegon's vote for presidential
electors bas hot yet been made, on ac
count ol 1 tigatiuu, but if it were to be
made it wou d anew tbe following totals
Republicans. Caples 85 002, Dome
84.928, Irwin 84 932, Miller 34.910;
Democratic, Butcher 14,243, C.lviif 14-
217. Nolaod 14 207; People's. Burleigh
26.875. Galvaui 26 811, Holt 26 965;
Democrat ic-People, P erce 85.813; Pro
hibition, Black 2258. Ga lord 2250,
Lucas 2267,tParker 2281.
right Witb. Thieves.
Cheyenbs, Wyo., Dec. 20. Meager
particulars of a desperate fiiibt between
two United States deputy marshals and
a band of five borse thieves at Hyatt
ville, Johnson county, in whicb five of
tbe participants were ki'led.are receiver).
Marshals James Huff and W H. -Nutthei
attempted' to arrest tbe thieves. In
tbe figbt they lost tbeir lives after ki t
log Ira Walker. Ace Achmick and au
other --thtef. - The other two thieve
escaped, but a posse will start after theni.
SVxeet Cars Mtopprd aa Ttocoma-
Tacoma, Dec. ?o. The snow storm pre
vailing to-night is the heaviest known in Pa
get sound in two years. At 8 P. M. four
inches of snow bad fallen.. All street-car
traffic is paralyzed.
fourteen inches in'tacoma.
At I A. M., Dec. 2 1 st, fourteen inches of
snow have fallen and the storm is abating.
The street railway companies are running
snow plows and cars so the tracks can be
used to day.
. Kucllsb Advice to America.
London,. Dec. 20 Tbe Daily Aw
8ijs ot the .Brussels conference: "We
hope the conference will not be resumed.
Eich country must do its best for itself.
America cannot afford to delay -nn'il
May, perhaps opt . until . Januart, the
steps to prevent tbe depre.iation of ber
Tbe Money- Received fna Chill.
Washington, Dec. -20 The $500,000
paid by the Chilian government in the settle
ment of claims ; arising out . of the Bahimorr.
uffairat Valpaiaiso were conveyed into the
subtreasnrv at New York to-day. . Arrange
ments will be made as soon as possible for an
eqaitable distribution to the people for whom
it is intended.
: Znia rMlii Ia Set Dead.
Berlin, Dec. 20 Advices dated No
vember 20 ' declare. the reports of tbe
death ot Emin Paaba are erroneous. He
Is following Stanley's route through tbe
Congo state, and except for an affection
of tbe eyes is . in exceptionally . good
JtMlf meat Acainat te Whisky Trust.
Chicago, Dec. 80 Wiliian Newberger
this afternoon obtained judgment against
the whisky trait for $109 and interest.
If this is sustained the president will, it
is said, deprive tbe trust of about $15,
OOO.OOOf of consumers' mamey. The case
was uuo wucrv wo mist, reiusw iu uwui
rebate vouchers purchased by Newberger !
witb rome stock trom another man. on
toe ground that the mm bad violated an
agreement by not busing all his goods
from tbe trust. As a rernlt of the de
cision, it is expected many otber sons for
a refund will soon be begun.
A Rothaoblld Beer Trust.
New Haten. Conn., Dec. 20 The
great European financiers, tbe Rot lis
childs. are said to be the leaders in aa
enterprise which in its line surpax-es any
thing of the kind ever conceived in tis
country. It is proposed to establish au
immense beer trust, with headqutrlers in
New York and with branch business
offi es and warehouses in at least a di2?u
New Euglaud cities, as well as the'smie
number in western towns. The ultimate
end is the extinction of all ibe smaller
concerns ot the couutry.
Orrgan Liwyrr 91 Ues a Hit.
Washington, D -c 20. Iu the supreme
court to-day a joung lawyer from Ore
gon, L. B. Cox, acquitted him-e'f wii
great honor in the argument of the case
t' M B Ho'ims agaius: L Goldsmith.
He talked icr two hours, aud the argu
ment which oe made was nioi-t tavorablv
commented apon by the judges of tbe
court and alao by many ol ibe o.d lawyere
who beard bim.
Pendleton Alan's Huneym oa
Santa Rosa, Cal.. Djc 21 Wesley
Matlock, tbo son of a Pendleton. Or,
capitalist, wis held for trial on a charge
of a-sault witb a deadly we ipon he e
tbis afternoon Matlock recently mar
ried a daughter of T. H B Aururson,
of Freano, formerly pastor ol tbe Metho
dist Ep:copal church South of tbis city.
Tbey are spending tbeir honeymoon here
Saturday O'gnt, writ e tbev were parsing
Frank Mutber's store. Mutht-r, it is
c aimed, called Matlock a vile name
Matlock left Pis btide in another store
and went into Muther'a store slid
assaulted bim with a revolver, striking
1 in on tbe back of bis head. Muiher
bltd protusely.aud was in a doctor's cure
come time. Mutber denied making such
A Despondent Pnlfer-Plajrer.
New Whatcom. Wash , Dec. 21 - Mar
tin Ware, 25 years aid, a bitgle man
and a resident of Blaine, wbo tor tw
year whs eogtgi d io the graiu business,
committed suicide Tucdiy night. Hd
nail tieen to a K of P. meeting, al'er
which he played poker and lost $35. He
told his companion, witb whom ' he
wtilktd home, that be thought be would
kill himself. 'He purloined a target
rifle trom tbe sbooiiug gal ery and was
found in his store this morning witb
a bulet through his heart, his hands
clutching tbe rifle.
Tbe Idaho Lft-sisiature.
Boise, Idaho, D.-c. 21 Io tbe manda
mus case brought in ibe supreme court,
to compel tbe state board or canvassers
to canvass tbe vote lor members ol tbo
leg slature, in accordance witb the gover
nor's proc auiatiou, a demurrer to the
complaint was sustained to day. The
ground of the decision was that James
Gunn, the re ator, had no interest 10 the
matter. To nionow a new writ will be
applied for in tbe names ol the parties
who claim seats under the proclamation,
and who are leli out of thu decision of
tbe . board 10 follow tbe constitutional
several Affairs of Honor.
. Paris, Dec. 21 Arrangements for
some of tbe duels, growing out of recent
events in the chamber of deputies in con
nection wito the Panam canal scheme,
have been completed. D.-pnties Thomp
son -anu Menard Deeriaa will second
Clemenceau in bom of bis eucounlers.
Duuetilol aud - Buries will represent
Deroolede and Jourdt, and Con.sod will
lake care ot Mnievoiea1 interests. As all
concerned are deputies the duels can
lake place anywhere, as tbe participants
are exempt from prosecution.
from tbe Sick Chamber,
Washington, Dec 21 There has been
no appreciable cbaogo 10 tbe condition
of Mr. Blaine since yesterday. Alter the
serious relapse and attack ot heart- fall
uro . bundny, the ex secretary ralllt
somewhat aud - seems 10 remain at tbe
same point. Mr. Blame is pitifully
weak, and can move out little wnb .ut
assistance. Trained nurses arj constantly
on band, and Mrs. Blaine is by tne
bedside almost all tbe lime.
A Murderer's Friends at Work.
Moscow, iJaku, Dec. 21 An Asso
cittuo .Press correspondent was inlorined
that the citizens of Lulaud and Irttnd
ot Sutherland baveempojed additional
attorneys to prosecute Roberta, tne mu
derer The leeling u si.il bitter.
Governer-eieul McConuell is preparing
for bis inauguration Jauuary 5.
xfeaih In the Irianies.
Paris, Dec. 21 The village ol Beeson
is oeany destroyed by 'fire. Fjurtetn
inhabitants Were burned to death jn tbeir
homes or while trying to rescue women
aud children in peril. Tue innabiiacta
are suffering greatly tor want ot lood and
Cleveland is In Favor of It
New York, Dec 21 Tbe Commercial
Advertiser's Washington special quotes
Don M. Dicainson assaying with author
ity that Cleve and is in favor of au extra-
session ot Congress, but he is undecided
whether it Bhouid be held in the spring
or tall. . .
- Adjudged Insane.
: Jacksonville, Or., Dec, 21 Mrs. Al
bngh', ot Ash and, aged 60 years, was
brought before Judge Neil this morning
and adjudged insane Her insanity is
hereditary and she is violent. Sheriff
Beltoo started with Tier to Salem iu
rive. Were Hilled.
Bombay, Dec 21 Ia an encounter be
tween Dacoits and native policemen com.
minded by Bri ish officers, in Rijkote,
L'eutenaut Gordon, ot the Bomha, lan
cers, and lour policemen were killed.
Tbe Dacolt loss is not stated.
Sientenc d to the Penitentiary.
Baker Citt, Dec 21 James Reedy,
aged 21, wbo killed bis father last August
in this county, was convicted ot man
slaughter, .witb recommendation of
tnercv, and sentenced to the penitentiary
for six years.
A Hotrber Sentenced to One Year.
Baker Citt, Dec. 21 T. J. Marco m,
a city butcher, was convicted ot tbe
l-trceny of a cow, and was sentenced to
tbe penitentiary for one year.
Pendleton Bay In Trouble.
Santa Rosa. Dec 22 Wesley Mat
lock, of Peudletoo, Oregon, was heNl for
ttial on a charge of asau!t with a deadly
weapon jesterdny. Matlock was recently
married to the - daughter of T. H. B.
Anderson, of Fresno, formerly pastor of
the Methodist Episcopal cburcb south ot
tbis city. Tbey are spending tbeir honey
moon here. Saturday night, while tbey
were passing Jtrrans fliuiner s store,
Mutber, it is claimed, called Matlock a
vile name. Matlock lett bis undo in
another store and went into Uutber's
store and assaulted bim with a revolver,
striking bim oc tbe back of the head.
Mother bled profusely, and was in a
doctor's care some time. Mother denied
making the remark.
POBTXAND, Dd. 23 Saow ifl still fall
ing and a depth of about one fool bat
been -reached. Ei'ectrio and cable cat
lines are suspended. The First street
car line, which is a hor.-e car line, is the
only line in oper-ttion. Northern Pacific
and Union Pa-ii: .ncomitig trains are re
ported to tie from 'wo to three hours be
mud t me. 5.uiliero Pacific trains are
uol reported, owiog to a break 10 te e
graphic communication with ibe sou b
AH the . trains departed on rcheou e
time this morning except the Corvabit
locil which nas utiSUie to get up H m
son street grade. '1 he Northern Pc fi
oserlaud arrived two and one hail hour?
late. Tne Uu;on Pacific, due at 7:35. 1
sx houis late. The Southern Pacific
overiaiid lias not been repuited Kiid r.
whenutiouts are unknown Attempt,
were rn .de at noon 10 resume the street
' HO TROUBLE AT SEATTLE.
SEATIEE. Was!!, DeC. 22 rfunw
ceased f-.l i.ig at 1:30 tir.s morning alte'
about a font bad lallen 8 reel Car tine
are all in operation and no furtrer inter
rupttoo is anttcpated. The temperaturi
is about at the ircH'tig point.
THE STORM AT 6POKMIE.
Spokane, Wa-h. Dec 23 Bbzzird
co. diiious coniiuue throughout this sec
tion, and train service is more or le8 d
moralized. Many telegraph and tele
phone wires are down. A bne snow lf
fal iog, nnd is drifted by the win J Th
temperature hugs the zero mark.
FIVE INCHES AT BAKER,
Baker Cirr Dae. 22 Fine dry snow
commenced lulling at 7 a. m , and by 10
o clock turned io mist. At 1.40 P :
five inches bad fallen and it looks like
long storm. The temperature is moderate,
The Family of Bonaparte.
Paris, Dec. 23 To-day it is tbe Bona
pirusts who are stepping to the front to
tnke advautsge ot the difficulties ot th
repub'ic. The activity of the Royalist
have in.u-id the jalouiy of the im
perialist leders and at a secret conclave
they drafted a manifesto address to th
people of France, urging them io reca
be house of Bouaparte to tbe throue
This mandesto has not yet been i-sun
but awaits tbe appr val of Prince Victor,
the present recogntz-td bead of tbe ex
imperial family. Between the royalists
and the imperit'ists, tbe common iwnle
would doubtless fl ck to tbe standard of
tho la'ler. Toere is not much love fell
for tbe former, and tbeir chance for re
gaining ascendancy is slim in the ex
treme. However only a spark is needed
to ignite tbe torch of another French
revolution, and the indications are that
tbe match is about to be applied.
' THE BREACH WIDENING.
The imperialists have been canvasing
earnestly toi supporters among tbe depu
ties tiut bave not met with success. As
the chances for a revolution againi-t the
Kepub lean government seem to increase,
the nivision between the Monarchists n
Bonapartis's widen. De La F -eso writes
to the Fiyaro tbat the parliamentary
republic la ruined and ongbt tn b re
placed bv a consular republic witb Prince
Victor Bonaparte as first consul. Tl
sugges ion is looked upon as an attempt
to revive the empire through the same
process by which tbe first' Napolian
arrivsd at the throne.
Jacksonville. Or., Dec. 21 Walter
M. P'VJisle. of tbia place, wbo has been
in Portland attending the Portland Busi
ne-s College, accidentally shot bt nisei f
through ibe left foot while out with
hut-ting party near Milwaukee last Sun
day. He returned home this morning to
remain nntil he recovers from the wound
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Thns the child is rendered healthy and its
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