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SATURDAY....... JULY 15. 1893 AN OPEN RIVER. MM. ' An opea Colombia river, from Ket tle Falls to the sea, will not be real ized for many years, and the removal of the obstruction to navigation be tween this city and Celilo . will not be begun by. the government for, along time.- - The ' only permanent relief in ' this recard is bv- means of canal and locks or by a boat railway, and a bill ' appropriating money for the latter was defeated in the lower house of congress during the last session. Although the report of the board of examining en gineers. n.DDointed to .ascertain the - B J II most feasible route and recommend the most available method, has not been made public, it is generally understood that it favors a . portage road on the Oregon side.' This w'ill necessitate the same handling of grain as is required now, and will not be such a formidable competitor to the railroad company as the canal or boat railway would be. We cannot expect V any action in this matter at the spe cial session, and when it is brought before congress it will meet determined . opposition from parties who are hold ing the land on the Washington side. we presume, for speculative purposes. That the growth of the Inland Em- - cire demands an open river no one will deny, and until producers enjoy the benefit of cheap water transporta tion the resources of the country will - not be developed is also a fact. - But the dilatory manner in which lmprov ' menta in rivers have been made leave little hope of anything being soon done,especially where there are private interests opposing any scheme tending towards the removal of these ob- - ttructions in the Columbia. " It will make little difference to the people of . Tha Dalies if the work above this point U indefinitely de layed, for in less than two years river craft will leave the wharves in ibis city and transport their loads, without breaking cargoes", to . seaboard. But out people are not selfish in the mat ter, and have always used the most earnest efforts to influence actirn on the part of the state and general gov ernment in the improvement of the Columbia east of this point.' The press of The Dalles supported the ef forts of Senator Dolph in the senate on behalf of the boat railway and also the bill for the portage road in the last legislature. We are not satisfied with seeing our hopes realized, but be lieve that the great river of the west should be relieved from every barrier to navigation from its headwaters to the mouth. This point is, the gateway of the great Inland Empire, and in a few years it may be expected that the immense wheat and wool pro duct will seek this city for trans portation to the markets of the world, An open river means every induce ment to growth and prosperity, and the future of The Dalles, at the head of navigation of one of the great ar teries of commerce on the continent, cannet be anything but bright and en couraging. The dream of a quarter of a century is about to be realized, and this point should become a great inland commercial and manufacturing center in the near future. . THE WORLD MOVES. In old Europe there are two great battles raging, in which the people are the combatants on oae side and kingly prerogatives and old time institutions constitute the contestants on the other. ' The German army bill, on a test vote, has received a majority of- eleven, and this may be considered 'conclusive that the rights of the people are still subor dinate to the prerogatives of the crown and the decrees of the military despot- iam whinh mlpa r.lia winnfrw . . Tf. arill take ' long years of . constant warfare . before. Germans .will enjoy the first elements of personal lib- - ertty, and it is doubtful if there ever will be any progression in this regard while there is any occasion for the m&intanAnna etf A. laro nrnnriino arm v a J On the contrary,the British people are emerging into the enjoyment of the fullest freedom, and only lack separ ate parliaments and the abrogation of the house of lords to accomplish this end; In that country kingly preoroga tives are practically obsolete, and only exist in name. The constitution guar- : antees liberty to the subject, and this cannot be abridged by king, prince or noble. But the old-time institution of one imperial parliament still remains, 1 T U 1 1 j j; -. u ju. uviug'iuig ia aiuicu uucuu . at this. Mr. Gladstone has a major- ity, and there is every indication that the people will be successful when the - final vote is reached. But Irish home- rule means more than sin ply a leg islature for Ireland, composed of its own citizens. It is the initiative for the same privilege to be granted to Scotland and Wales, and this will not be long deferred. The next move in British politics will be in this direction, and some great Welshman or Scotch man or perhaps Englishman or Irish man will lead the people to a peaceful victory on the floors of the house of commons. Then will totter and fall to ruins the house of lords and titled no bility, and Great Britain will stand side by side with the United States as one of the two leading nations where free institutions prevail. Germany is juet entering the strug gle, and it may be long and continuous The people are being aroused, and, al though the throne, may feel safe with thousands of bayonets supporting it, it already gives evidence of weakening. The nineteenth century has been an era of advance ment, and the twentieth will be mora marked in this respect There is a wide-spread dissemination of informa tion among the masses, and peasants I no longer allow priests and nobles to do their thinking. In Great' Britain full liberty is the watchword.and there is an ominous muttering in Germany which is a prelude to a terrible up heaval. The world will keep on mov ing whatever obstacles may be thrown in its way. ' THE CONTEST. The issue before the special session of congress is well defined, but party lines will not be strictly drawn. There may be more Democrats in favor of unlimited coinage than there are Re publicans: but it must be acknowl edged that there are members of both parties who are in favor of adopting the world's single standard. That the fight will be on the coinage question there can be no doubt, for the message of President Cleveland emphasized this matter, and the advocates of silver and gold have already begun marshalling their forces and laying their plans for the campaign. The contest will not only be watched eagerly by the people of this country, but by the commercial nations of the world, for the great financial battle of modern times is about to be fought in the special ses sion of congress which will convene in Washington City August 7th. There is nothing more unequivocally adopted by Great Britain and other countries than the gold standard of values, and m . . . m since the stoppage or me mints or India that nation. has become more firmly anchored to that basis. The declension of silver since that event has proved to the most incredulous that it exists only as a commodity, to be governed by supply and demand, and the action of the United States cannot put it on an equal footing with gold in the world; but any a tempt in that regard will only place the United States at a great disad vantage in her commercial relations with other countries. While we sell our wheat in the Liverpool marker, and our fabrics, agricultural imple ments and other manufactured goods are suld to other people, there is, every reason for adopting their measure of values. 'Otherwise we could not trade with them on an equal footing, anil their bills of exchange would be at a premium and ours at a discount Of course the world needs silver coins, the same as it does copper and nickel; but these must be held subsidiary to the one standard and used only -for the convenience ot commerce. I nere is bi metallism in every country now, and perhaps always will be: but in exchange silver will be taken at its market value and gold for its face. This cannot be changed by any single government, and eyery attempt so far by a congress of nations to place both gold and silver on an equality has been unsuccessful. The most shameful act of any pres ident since the war was that of Presi dent Cleveland appointing Judge A. W. Terrell, of Texas, to succeed Min ister Thompson, of the city of Port land. Terrell is the author of a bru tal poem glorifying the assassination of Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, written ten days after the murder. Oswego Iron Worker. This is unkind in regard to the modern hero of De mocracy. He may have forgotten that President Lincoln was assassin ated by J. Wilkes Booth, a Democrat, and the affair happened so long ago that it is virtually bringing to the sur face certain unpleasant memories. It may be that there were secessionists from 1861 to 1865, but all are loyal citizens now if they can procure votes by so pretending It is time that these unpleasant recollections were for gotten, and that the sickly sentiment ality of patriotism should not perme ate American citizens. It is an ac knowledged fact that the natipnal Democratic party always opposed the war for the union, called our brave boys Lincoln's hirelings.and resolved in their platform that the war was a fail ure; but the members or the organiza tion are as loyal to the country now as they were when Vallandigham de clared on the floors of congress that he had "never voted a man or a dollar for the war." If J. Wilkes Booth bad lived he might have been a cabinet minister to-day; but unfortunately the cruel bullet of Boston Corbett, a Union soldier, killed him. It is not necessary to state the im portance of railroad communication with the inteiior since the Regulator has practically opened the Columbia river to the navigation of the people. This was fully understood four years ago, when The Dalles Southern R R. Uo. was incorporated by our enter prising capitalists. The road has not been built yet, and the depression which followed the change in the ad ministration of national affairs may be assigned as the caust After the special session has convened, and money matters and the tariff are again on safe bases, this project can be expected to be pushed to completion, There is a great deal of business en ergy in The Dalles, -and when an im provement is undertaken and active work begins, the results accomplished may be considered wonderful. There is no city with greater possibilities than this point, and with the capital . . . rl and enterprise of enterprise ot our citizens, the growth in the future may be phenom enal for an Oregon town. Oregon entertained yesterday at the world's fair, and amotg the guests were Director-General Davis, chief of the departments. President Hi ns-" botham, Major Handy, and about forty members of the press. The 82- pound royal chinook salmon was baked and distributed at lunch. Tnnr were made to the waters of Oregon. which afford such juicy food for the palate. The original blarney stone has been brought to Chicago from Ire land, and the compliments on this oc casion would imply that it had been kissed by those who made the re. sponges. But, as a matter of fact; this I corner of the northwest furnishes the beat salmon found on the continent. AN INLAND METROPOLIS. Astoria is no doubt situated on the most available harbor except Paget Sound north of San Francisco, and from its location one would infer that it is destined to be a large shipping point; but Portland has the centraliza tion of capital and the control of the shipping lines, and will undoubtedly maintain its present prestige. Astoria has no railroad communication with the interior, and this has undoubtedly been a great drawback; but this should be supplied by local capital. It can not be expected that the Union Pa cific would extend its road to seaboard at heavy expense, when it receives its share of the trade of Oregon by mak ing its terminus at tne metropolis. The country between the mouth of the Willamette and tne mouth of the Co lumbia is but sparsely settled, and consequently there is little inducement for any railroad to build its line in that direction. The Portland World, in comment ing on the plaint of Astoria papers on the situation of affairs, cites several examples in which'the principal cities are situated inland from the mouths of navigable rivers, says: "We have not -touched upon the lo cation of Portland, save by inference but this is true: If Portland ever has a rival on the waters of the Columbia that rival will be at least as far up the the river as The Dalles, for the science of city-building will not be changed to make a metropolis of Astoria, or on the lower Columbia," There is a possibility of this city be- a. T- .1 f 1 coming a rival to jrortiana in me eventful future, when, together with an open river to the sea, there are sev eral railroad lines from this point, ex tending in every direction to the in terior. This is an era to be hoped for, and which may be realized. The product of the great wheat belt of the Inland Empire will most certainly be shipped to the nearest market, and when fleets of whalebacks enter the Columbia river and load at the wharves of The Dalles, then this city will become a great inland metropolis. The possibilities for this point are al most unlimited; but location, resources and an open river aloDe will not impel metropolitan growth. .- There must be inducements for capital to invest, and there must be a generous welcome ex tended to all factors of development Men of wealth will not spend their money where apparently they are not wanted, and where those who have reaped rich harvests in the past are only concerned in the best way of re taining their present possessions. We do not wish to be understood to imply that our business men do not . possess all the necessary elements of enter prise and foresight to make the head of navigation what the laws of com mercial supremacy destined it should become. Of course, our business men have exercised enterprise and energy in making The Dalles what it is at present: and they must not become discouraged, but keep bravely on as they have heretofore, in utilizing all our natural resourcea--in complet ing the railroads to the interior al ready begun, and in bringing under control the unlimited water power of the majestic Columbia, They have ao complisbed wonders. in the past, and with the same tireless energy and lib eral expenditures in . the future, the dream of commercial greatness will be come a reality. It does not seem necessary for a grievance to exist tor & riot to take place in the streets of Paris, and the recent disturbance seemed to have had no adequate cause. But the mercurial disposition of the French .people must be considered, and this may cause an ebulition at any time. Some act of the assembly, restrictions placed on a banquet of students, or even an arrest by a policeman can create an efferves cence and blood may flow. In such a country liberty does not take deep root in the soil; but can be typified by a hot-house plant which the least un favorable breeze causes to wither and die. France has existed for a long time as a free government, and per- hays the people are desiring a change. It would not take much to turn these citizens of a republic into howl ing communists, who would barricade the streets, murder women and chil dren and re-enact the carnival of blood of August, 1871, which was such a disgrace to modern civilization. EDITORIAL NOTES. The silver men are attempting to create public opinion by holding con ventions in different portions of the west; and the old adage becomes true: "Speech is silver, but silence is golden." San Francisco is making prepara tions for the mid-winter fair, and it will undoubtedly be successful. Cal ifornia generally succeeds in every thing it undertakes,' and this mid winter exhibition will be no excep tion. Ihe Inter Ucean claims Uhicago as the most healthful city in the world, in comparison with the death rates in London, Berlin. Vienna and Paris. Tint, nnr Anrpamprl mtHmnnnrv did not take The Dalles into consideration in . -. ,- I arriving at its cunuiuaiuu. t Hon. Whitelaw Reid has been charged by ex-Senator Ingalls with being "uxuriousand aristocratic. Ihe latter may not be in harmony' with free institutions, but being fond -of one's wife Bbould not be considered a serious charge against any husband's character. It seems that Admiral lryon was at fault in . giving the order which made the Camper dotcn collide with the Victoria. If he was blamable be has paid for his error with his life, and as j he was a brave commander the fatal act should be passed over as charita-1 bly as possible. The world's fair at Chicago this year has attracted many people to that j city, and among others some foreigner! of wealth. While other places report business quiet, the "windy city" is en joying flush times; but the money left j at Chicago by sight-see rs will sooner . or later find its way into the channels of trade, and the country will reap the benefit The U. S. steamship Monterey is in the harbor at Astoria. Thanks to Re publican statesmanship we have a navy now of which we need not be asbamed. The iron ships which float the stars and stripes are far different from the old wooden hulU which con stituted our fleet. The special session of congress, which will convene next month, will either make times better or worse. If the tariff is not repealed and the pur chase of silver is stopped, business will again revive; on the contrary, u me Sherman act is continued in force and the M'Kinley bill is repealed, then "look out for breaker ' The reDorta from New York and other money centers are more encour aging than they have been for some time. With the approach of the special sepsion of congress, and the hope that the outflow of gold will be stopped and the land not repealed business promises to be brisk. The country cannot prosper under the Chi cago platform, and the expectation that this will not be endorsed by the Democratic congress in re-establishing public confidence. The policy of Mr. Cleveland has not been such as to increase th respect felt for this country by for eigners, and especially is this true in Hawaii. Mr. Blount has not man aged affairs in those islands so that the interests of the United States have been properly protected. Wbei. Mr, Harrison gave up the reins of govern ment this country, in ita foreign rela tions, -Was on a firm basis; but since the inauguration of the Democratic president this has been deciiledly weak and vacillating. . France never has been successful in her foreign acquisitions, and her at tempts in this regard have cost her dearly. Driven out of Canada by England, supplanted in Egypt by the same power, her armies defeated in Tonquin, the Panama canal a gigantic fraud, and a London dispatch dated yesterday says she is about to have trouble with Siaui. The eagles of France were nearly always victorious under Napoleon; but the tricolor of the republic has met defeat in almost every country. The cause of the present situation regarding finances and business may be summed up in a few words the lack of confidence in the policy of the pres ent administration. If the special ses sion will heed the lesson of the last few months, Damocratic members will not attempt the inauguration of the doc trines, of the Chicago platform, and financial centers will beco.ae sound and business will revive. There will be "confusion worse confused" if the Mc- Kinley bill is repealed. and more indus tries will be closed and more laborers thrown out of employment. The mine owners of Colorado are threatening war if congress does not pass a free-coinage bill, and talks of rebellion have been freely indulged in. . Of course, this is mere effervesc ence, and will soon pass away without any result. Colorado may consider her silver mines as her great means of wealth; but the United States cannot alone control the price of the -metal, and any attempt - to do so only works icjnry to the entire country. That state must rest satisfied with whatever action is taken, and should not be so selfish as to favor jeopardising the financial interests of the country to build up certain industries within her borders. While the repeal of the Sherman law may stop the outflow of gold from the treasury, yet to establish public confidence and give buoyancy to the produce market, the special session of congress must demonstrate the fact that 'the. Chicago . platform - w.ll not be endorsed by the Democ- j racy. The . people are suffer ing from uncertainty regarding the future economic policy, and this . must be driven from the. public mind Whatever verdict the voters rendered last November there is no mistaking tne trend of public opinion to day,an that is in favor of the single gold standard and a strong protective tarifl for home industries and products. It has the effect to change the mon otony of a constant discussion of the financial situation to read of the usual rebellion or revolution in some of th South American' republics. The lat est news in this regard is the bom bardment of a town in Peru, and it may be expected that a change will 800 n be effected in the present form of government These South A men cads must have variety in political -affairs, otherwise they are not happy; but th silver question does not claim much of their attention.' They have no time for discussion, and when matters do not suit them, they raise a revolution and spill blood. TELEQBAfHIO NEWS. A Town .Bombarded, Valparaiso, July n Dispatches from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, via Montevideo, say an assault was made on the town from land and sea by the revolutionary forces, When the news of the admiral's arrival on board the steamship Jupiter spread in town, the citizens were ' terror-stricken. They feared an immediate attack and many aban doned their homes and sought refuge in the country. Admiral Wandelkok postponed the bombardment until the arrival of the insur gent land forces under General Saravia, the preconcerted plan being to begin assault from land and sea at the same time. Meanwhile the rebel admiral's force was increased by the crew and officers ol the gunboat Camerame. who declared in favor of the revolutionists and put the vessel under his command. The president's towboat Manurt Diadblo, while trying to enter tne narDor, was nrea unon from the gunboat Camerain. Genera Sar avias bartalions began massing back of the town yesterday morning, and last night the bombardment opened. The result of the fight is not known, because the government officers in Rio Grande do Sul, seized the tele offitces ?d refused t0 allow messg to be sent south. Why t'oblf ata Was Kemoved. TACOMA, July II A special to the Ledger from Port Townsend explains the summary removal of Chinese Inspector CoblenU. The latter came here from Arkansas, where for years he rendered valuable service to the Re publican party. In bis native state ne in curred the enmity of C. P. BreckenrMge, the well-known Democratic congressman. Une day last week, General J. C. Breckenridge, inspector-general of the United states army, and a brother of the Kentucky congressman of that name and cousin of the Arkansas Democratic leader, came to Tacoma on offi cial inspection and found Coblentz in a gov ernment position and, it is said, forthwith tele graphed to Secretary Carlisle a request that Coblentz be dismissed, which was done. A Warehouse Burned. TacOMA, July 1 1 A warehouse at East H and Twenty-seventh streets, filled with berry boxes and wooden plates, caught fire from a spark and burned to the ground this evening, it was owned Dy ruira & rauner, lessees of the Tacoma box factory. It was a two-story frame building, worth $6ooo. All is a total loss. The insurance is J4000. TELEGRAPHIC. The Chiraeo Horror Chicago, July 11 Tne center of at traction at the world's fair this morning is something not down io the guide books. It is the rains of tbecold storage build inp- burned Yesterday with such fearful loss of life. Ten thousand people gathered around the debris this mornirjff, watchitg the search which still goes on for ihe br-dits of victims. Early tin morning the remains ot three more un forlunntes were recovered from the ruins, pii badly charred us to make recognition impossible, though it is not believed they were the bodies of fireman, owing to thi locality io which they were found, being eonie distance; from the der.dly smoke stack, around which the imperiled tire- men huddled on bo cupola balcony, and covered with the mass of twisted stt-Hin pipes and machinery which had fallen from above. From the tact that one "f i he bodies bad on a leather belt carrying a pair of pincers, it is beiieved the vic tim was an electric lineman, Inn dis- covery opens the question of bow many persons besides tin-men lost their lives in the burned bui:ding. The total of dead bodies so tar recovered numbers 15, but the search in the ruiLS thus far has been very slight, owing to the heat and con fusion, and there is no doubt the list is still incomplete. Columbian guards on duty at the scene during the tre have, constantly main lained tnat several world's fair visitors and electrical employes and other work erg were caught in the flames, and to Jay's di-covery lends color to their conieation. It is certain that a number ot visitors aud workmen were in the building at the time the fire broke out. Therefore it has been decided to make a minnte exam ination of the ruins, foot by toot, as rap. idly as possible. The Electric Light Company had a number of men In the lower pert of the building stringing wires, wheu the fire broke out, and sev eral of these are still missing. Four Columbian guards are still unaccounted lor. At least 100 people who have miss ing relatives or friends were around tne ruins this morning, trying to dentify the bodies discovered. In numerous in stances these are world's fair visitors, whose friends do not know even if they were id the neighborhood of the build ing, and it is therefore probable that most of them will tarn up safe. Vast np bs the Waves. New Whatc.im, July 11--Yesterday the headless body of a man was found on the shore about two miles below the Chnckaout stone quarry, near Burnish Coroner Brackett was notified, and the body was towed to Chuckanut, and tbence brought to Whatcom late last night. Besides the head being gone one band was also musmg, and it is believed that the absence ot the head and band is due to the bodv being struck by some passing steamer. At the undertaker's today the clothing on the body was iden tified by Miss Booker, bs being identical to that worn by ber la' her, M. Booker, who mysteriously disappeared from his son inlaw's bouse, in this city, four weeks ago. Booker owned a yaluabie ranch six miles from Sumas, but it is claimed was in financial dithcnliies, and he is sup posed to bave committed suicide in the bay, and the body floated with the tide. Void Holdings or the Treasury. Washington, July 11 The statement issued from the treasury department to day shows that in the ten days from June 30 to July 10 the gold holdings have increased from $95,485,413 to $97, 286.677. The customs receipts at New Yoik last month were f 9,837,798, a re duction of $629,909 as com mi red with the preceding month, and $203,472 as compared with the corresponding month in 1892. The significant tealure of the treasury statement is that not a cent of the receipts for last June were paid in gold certificates, and the May statement is little better in this respect. In Jane, 1892, 8 per cent of the receipts were paid in gold certificates and 2 per cent in gold coin. Murdered For His Money . Nbw Whatcom, July 11 Word has reached here that the dead body of J. J. Bersing has been found in bis cabin on the north . fork of the Nooksack, and every indication points to murder. The first known of the crime was yesterday afternoon, when three of Bersing s neigh bora called at bis cabin. The deor. which was barred, was forced in. Lying on the noor bait beneath the table, was the dead bod; with a great gash on the left side ot the throat. Bersing went to the noith fork from Port Townsend three years ago, and took up a ranch, und for a time worked at the tailoring trade in this city, lie was supposed to have money. Bersing wat a Russian by birth, about SO years of age. Coroner Brackett left this morning to investigate. A Bay ImhU Gbbshah, Or, July 11 Willie Merz- ger, aged 16 years, left home yesterday morning witb his gnn for a short bunt in the woods near town. ' He - told his mother when leaving that be would only be gone one hour. Willie- has always been an obedient boy, and has never been absent before without his parents' lull knowledge. It is believed that he has met with an ace dent, and is either dead or lyii g mortally wonndtd some where in the forest. . Citizens turned out last night and searched the woods all night'for the missing lad without success. Log-King; Train Wrecked. Mount Vernon, Wash., July 11 A logging train on the Seattle & Northern railroad met with an accident this morn ing. The train with 18 car was going to Aoacortcs irom damn ton. just as it was coming into Burlington an axle on one of the forward cars broke. The en gine went on, but the whole traio crashed into the broken car, piling up logs in discriminately. Several rear can stayed on the track, and James Scott and V. A. Marshall, passengers in the caboose, were shaken up, but not seriously hurt. Turkry Is Embarrassed. London, July 11 The Constantinople orrespondent of the Times telegraphs : Tbe kbedive visited Ismail Pasha today and he intends to call on tbu foreign am bassadors, me visit Is begiooine to em barrass tbe government. It is feared De will insist the saltan shall take aoti- Eoglisb measures in Egvpi and will threaten to abdicate if tbe sultan refuses. Tbe report that a contingent of Egypt isn notables are coming creates alarm lest tbe popular demonstration be increased. Professor tmiib Benign. CrNCCNNvn, July 13 Tbe Lane sem inary trustees today requested Professor Henry Preserved Smith to continue his relations with tbe seminary for one year, but to suspend his work as a teacber pending his appeal to tbe genet al astern blv. Professor Braith tberenpon ten dered bis resignation. Tbe trustees at first refused to accept it, but be insisted and it was then accepted. Professor E. U. Morns was instructea to continue eacbing theology at tbe seminary and to give such assistance as needed, the trustees then adopted resolutions con demning the action of the Washington general assembly, and adjourned. Befaae State Cocktulla. Charleston, S. C, July 13 This city is still waiting with expectant awe the punishment promised it by Governor Tillman for refusing to take tbe state cocktail from a state dispensary. The dispensary law has ' been in operation now nearly two weesg. wone a tew liquor shop have been closed, most of tbe two nunorea are ami open. Dome of them disylay signs witb lists of soft drinks, but the tiger larks in the rear and shows himself whenever tbe pass word is given. Tbe city is filled witb Governor Tillman's detectives, but most of tbem are known and tbey have not yet done anything. No informations has been lodged as yet for violation of the law, a though it is violated daily. It is faid that the papers have been prepared. however, and the governor is expected to swoop down on the citv at any moment. Another complication has arisen as to the suuplv of alcohol for the druggist, Une of the largest manufacturing drug con cerns in this city wrote to the state dis pensary for a barrel ot altfobol, and was told in replv that as Charleston repud lated the dispeusory law, no alcohol could be sold to the druggists. 1 he lit ter will probubly order their alcohol from the ortb, at- usual, and have it shipped here, depending upon the railwav to de liver it. The pt-ople here are much elated at the decision of Judge Hudson declaring the dispensary illegal, and the local liquor-dealers are again loosing to the courts lor relief. One of tbem today took outs United States internal revenue license, and will open a shop under it to. morrow in order to make a lest case. The Choctaw Tronbl-s. WA8HiNGToN,July 12 The report from Caddo, I T., to the effect hat Govtrnor Jones stated that the Choctaws under sentence of death would surely be shot, is discredited at the interior department. General Armstrong, acting commissioner of Indian affairs, said today be did not believe Governor Jones bad made tne statement ascribed to him, and further he did not believe the governor intended even to shoot those under sentence, ex cept possibly one or two ot the more desperate ringleaders. From an official source it is intimated that, in case Gov ernor Jones insists upon the judgment of the Choctaw court being carried out, the government mignt withdraw the arotec- tion ot the troops, when the Locke ad herent would make short work of releas ing the prisoners. However, no trouble is anticipated, as it is not thought the governor will deem it expedient to ig nore the expressed wishes ot the pres dent in the matter. Hi very pointedly said it is only the presence of the United States troops at Antlers that keeps Gov ernoi Jones in his seat; that be is in no condition to make threats against the United States, for the rival faction would probably clean bim out in short order if the protection of the United States was withdrawn. Hatolll on tne School Question. Denver, July 12 Rev. T. H. Mai one, editor of the Colorado Catholic, made public today an important decision of Monsignore Sitolli on the school ques tion. Two years ago Bishop Matz. of Denver, issued mi order that uo children he received for first communion sod con h filiation who had not for two years previous at least been attending the par ish school, or some other Citbo ic school. Bishop Matz is a bitter opponent, of Aichbishop Ireland's policy. Monsig nore Sitolli has issued instruction char acterizing the Matz decree 89 a harsh and injurious measure, wbicb must be ig nored, and further that great care and charity are to be exercised in giving re ligious instructions and administering sacrament to children who do not attend parochial schools' The Murdered Kusslan. New Whatci-m, Wab., July 12 Cor oner Brackett returned this evening from Hullingswortb, on the north fork of the Nooksack, where be held an inquest on the body of J. J. Beraing, whose death was reported yesterday. An examina tion showed that Bersing had been shot through the back with a revolver, the ball parsing clean through the body and lodging io the vest. The body then had been partly eboved under the bed. The first accounts stared that Bersing's throat bad been cut, but ttus was owing to a hasty examination of the affrighted find ers of the body. The coroner's jury re turned a verdict of death by a gun wound at the bands ot parties unknown. The body was brought to this city for intvr- meut. A Panama Excitement. - Panama, July 12 The attempt of M Mangeis, who represents the liquidators of the Panal Canal Company, to disposs ess the ."fquatttrs ' on lands between Panama and Colon, claimed to b io eluded in the concession to the canal company, bas caused great excitement and is the subject of some interesting correspondence witb the government of Colombia. In the village of Gorgona, the canal agent noticed the entire pop uiation, including the 'local judge and mayor, to move oft. Those officials ap pealed to the governor of Panama. The governor declares that M -Mangers bas no right to evict the squatters on the land in Gorgona, 00 the ground that the property had ntver been formally de manded by . the company for the use of the canal. ' Will Keslst Disarmament. Valpabaiso, July 13 The Herald $ correspondent in Buenos Ay res telegraphs that Colonel (iill bas been sent to La Plata to enforce, the decree recently is sued requiring the disarmament of the military forces io the various states. The governor ot La Plata is willing to disarm the state forces, but the state legislature is resolved that-this shall not be done. Members of the chamber of deputies ol the state baye asked the Argentine fed eral congress to annul the decree tor .dis armament, and genera) trouble is feared. Milled in a Ballrvad Accident. Whnatchee, ' Wash., July 12. boarding car occupied by laborers in re building the Moses Coulee bridge, on. the Ureal .Northern, was run into today at Transfer, four miles below Wenatchee Charles Edwards, a laborer, was injured, and lived only an hour. El ward Moran and two other laborers were seriously in jured. The body of Edwards was taken 10 .Seattle. The injured men were takt to Spokane. Chinese Ordered Deported. Tacoma, Wash., July 12 At tbe ex amina'ion of Chinese aboard tbe steam ih Victoria, which arrived from China yesterday, 15 of tbe 34 were ordered de ported. The other 9 were permitted to land, most of whom are coin;; to Port land. All claimed to be mercbabts Twelve Japanese were also examined and allowed to load, tbree of whom were students. IV arrow Escape From Fire, Mount Vernon, Wash., July 13 C. H. Mann's store at Fir was totally de stroyed by fire last - night. Tbe fire started io tbe second s'orv wbere two wo men were sleeping. Tbey had nuly time to get out in tbeir mgbt clothes. Only about $1000 of goods-out of tbe 130.000 stok wag saved. Tbe insurance is li"ht Found Dead in- Bed. battle, July 13 Dr. C. A: Smith, a leading physician of tbe Paget 6ound couutry, was found dead in bed io bi room io the Butler block this morning. He was lying in bed witb bis bands folded and bud evidentaly died without pain or consciousness of the approaching end. Heart disease was tbe cause. .Drowned Bodies Beeovered. New Whatcom, Wash., Joly 13 Tbe bodies of two children of Mrs. W. W. Martin, who left home a week ago, were found by grappling in the Nooksack river at Everson this afternoon. Tbe mother's body bas not been recovered, bnt every effort is being made. It is a clear case uf suicide. Cholera In Alexandria. J lex anuria, Egypt, July 13 There are 85 cases ot cholera in the hospital here. Fortv deaih have occurred. AU Broken Down. Is it not sad to see so many young men every day of whom this ran' be said ? Young man, take my advice. Stop all indiscretions which you bave practiced. keep good boors, retire early, and build up your shattered system by using Sul phur Hitters, wnicn win care yoa. old Physician. TELEGBAPHIO NEWS. Several People Instant! v KiiicrL Newbcrgh, N T July 13 Toe west bound West Shore train ran into an open switch half a mile south of here at noon, and a bad smash up resulted. Four.bod leg have been taken from Ihe wreck. A large number were badiv injured and are being taken to the hospital. It is said eight or ten were killed, and over a dozen hurt. . The train consisted of the engine, bag e "ge car, three day coaches and a sleeper. It rc.n at a high rate of speed into the frright train on a siding, causing a gen eral wreck. The trainmen jumped and escaped, except one who was slightly hurt. Six or seven were killed, ond 15 or 20 injured. The dead include tour unknown women and a little child. The train was a few minutes late at Cornwall, acd made the distance from that place to the sou hern limit of Newburgh at a very rapid rate. " It crossed Quasiick creek, a mile south of the station, and ran a few rods further under the Penn sylvania Coal Company'a bridge, then rau into an open switch, then ran into the West Shore yard In that yard a rain was standing ready to pull out on the main track. The day express en gine struck the freight engine with ter rific force. The engineer jumped, but was a little late and was slightly hurt. The fart-man also jumped and escaped uninjured. The train crashed through the freight and all the passenger cars were more or less, smashed. Day coach 71, following the sleeper, had ita side torn off and the trucks torn out. The sceue in this car was terrible. Sevefal persons were killed outright, and nearly all the rest were more or Ihss injured. Those who were able to walk started out on foot for the station, and were een with bruised and bleeding face making their way painfully and Blowly in the hot sun. World s. Fair Holocaust. Chicago July 13 The day opened clear and hot, but tbu scorching rays of the son did not suffice to keep the people away irom the world s tair grounds. Workmen on the rums of tbe cold stor age warehouse made another gbaniy nna mis morning, it was that of a ha man arm, and from a ring on the finger it was identified as that of Ralph Drum- mood, part of whore remains were taken out yesterday. The total list of fatal iti-8 from the fire now numbers 17, with tnree or lour still unaccounted for. It is now believed the total will not exceed 20 or 25, though there is considerable unci-r- tsinty as to the number of strangers in the (luiidiog when tbe Gre broke out. Gate receipts at ihe fair Sunday will be do nated to the relatives ol the dead fire men, and several city theaters will also give benefits for them, so that a baud some sum is sure to bo netted. Mem orial services will be held at the grounds ounaay. Trouble in Samoa. Sydney, N S. W., July 13 The latest adyices from Samoa are to tbe effect that active hostilities have broken out be tween tbe followers of King Malietoa and Chief Mataafa. Eacvi taction has a camp two miles from Apia, and skir mishes occasionally occur. The king's forces are tbe stronger, but the chiefs have better arms. Both refuse to bold any district neutral. Children Cry for PITOHKB'8 Castoria ' Castoria Is so well adapted to children that ecommena 11 as aupenur to any prescription own to ma." H. A. Arobih, H. D 111 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T " I use Castorf a Id my practice, and And It nuoaAiuvni Jilt 1067 Sd Atb., Hew York "From personal knowledge I can say thut liastoria Is a most aioeillpnt medicine tor chit. aren." un. it. V. Ossood, Lowell, J Ciurtoria promotes Direction, and overcomes Flatulency, Constipation, Sour Stomach, Diarrucea, and Feveiishnesa. Thus the child is rendered healthy and its sleep natural. . Caatorla contains no Morphine or other narcotic properly. W. L DOUGLAS G3 SHOE NoTftp. Do yoo wear them? Whan next In need try pair. Best in tne world. 00 $4.00 $250 3.50 42.00 42.50 FORUOIEC 2.00 42.25 l.7& 42.00 FOR BOYS t7. FOR .FOR If yoa want a fine DRESS SHOE, made In th latest styles, don't pay $6 to $8, try my $3, $3.50, $4.00 or $5 Shoe. Tbey fit equal to custom made and look and wear as well. If yoa wish to economize in your footwear, q no so by purchasing W. L Douglas shoes. Kama I prlca stamped on the bottom, look for It when yoa buy, W. I IXJUUJLAH, inocuon, Baas, soia ulyl J. PREIMAN, Agent, THIS DALLES, OK. IF YOU WANT r.nVERMMFNT STATE ' ml n V ni n n s 1 I in Mil A Ska? A A M. ak M ll -CALL ON- THOS. A. HUDSON. (Sucseseor to Tbornbury 4 Hudson),- 83 Washington St, THE DALLES. OR. TX1 T7 rTT TKT A "MnP Information concern- XX 1UU IT XV ll X lag all Government Land, or the laws relating thereto, yoa can.o nsult bim free ot charge. He ha made a specialty of this business, ar d has practiced before the United btates Land umce lor over ten years. He isazentfor tbe EASTERN OREGON LAND COMPANY, and can sell you Glrasinr or Unim Droved Auricultural Lands In anr Quantity desire!. Will send pamphlet describing these lands upon ap plication, lie is agent tor tne sale 01 iota in Thompson's : Addition CXI XXLXjXjXIS. This addition is laid off into one-acre lota, and Is destined to be the principal res-dence part of the citv. Only twenty minutes' waW from Ihe Court House, and ten minutes from tbe Railroad ftepot. To Settlers Located on Government Lands: It yoa w&nt to borrow Money-on long time, he can I mcjommoclate you. WRITES FiRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INeVRANC. It you cannot call, write, and your letters a-iU be promptly answered. -THOMAS. A. HUDSON, & Washington Street, THE DALLES, OREGON . LITTLE'S PHTEHT FLUID SHEEP-DIP NON POISONOUS' AND CATTLE-WASH SAFEST DIP AT ALL TIMES. CERTAIN DEATH TO TICKS. LICE t; BtST CURE FOR SCAB. It improret tbe Wool, and increase the quantity. One gallon mixed with cold water makes one nunorea gallons of strong visa. James Ialdlaw A Co, Agents, PoarLAKD, Oaaooa. For sale-by Pease Hays. Tbe Dallas, Oregon. -15 v-a :t i Dalles Military Road Land The lew Umatilla House, THE DALLES, OREGON SINNOTT & FISH, Proprietors f r ; -n FHE LARGEST AND FINEST HOTEL IN OREGON 0 Free Omnibus to and from trie Hotel Fire-Proof Safe for the Safety of a!l Valuables Ticket and Baggage Office of the UNION PACIFIC Railway Company, and Office of tht Western Union Telegraph Company, are in the Hotel. YOU Want YonrDrf Qoods We keep the Largest and Best Assorted Line in the city, of Dry Goods and Notions, Gents' . Furnishing Goods and Clothing, Men's, Ladies' and Children's Fine Shoes. . We Want Your Patronage. Of course we will put Prices to suit. Always do that. Nobody undersells us. Come around and investigate. A. M. WILLIAMS & CO. 1 1 . . 3 Pine Wines and Liquors, DOMESTIC and KE"Y WEST OIGAES. The. Celebrated Pabst Beer. FBEXCirS BLOCK, 171 Second Street. THE DALLES, OREGON" TH E 0R0 FINO jSjy. KELLER, Proprietor. Port 81, Siierry 81 Muscat 88, Angelica 83, Mountain 83 un Gregorio "Vineyard Co, .Atfenej. All Wines and Brandies Guaranteed Strictly Pure. The Best Wines. Liquors and Cigars Always on Sale. Try the best remedy for MEBCEMT MR. PAT. In his establishment on the corner of Third and Federal Street 8 ' is now prepared to make Spring and Summer Suits! Of the best Imported and Domestic Goods. - guaranteed in every instance. CALL and EXAMINE SAMPLES. 2Z. IP. MKOdDIIDlS"- faeii Comm 391, 393 and 395 SECOND STBEET, (Adjoining Railroad Depot) Consignments Prompt Attention to tnose who The Highest Price paid in Cash CRANDALL Are now selling Furniture and Carpets 02a.d.erta,lri2.g, They are now located in the Michelbach Brick Building, adjoin- ' in cr H Invrt Shntirn'a nrno-ofnrA Union and Second Streets, JOLBS : DEALERS Staple and Fancy Groceries, HAY, GRAIN Masonio Iiloelc, Tlilrtl und Court HI Hi THE DALLES, WINE ROOMS Burgundy 83, Zinfardel 84, Riesling 83, Hock 83, Table Claret Dyspepsia, "Dandelion Tonic. TAiLOEIM. FAGAN, A Fit III u : Solicited ! favor me with their patronage. for Wheat, Barley, Etc., Etc & BURGET their 6 tie line of at Cost! a Specialty. THE DALLES, OREGON BROS., IN. AND FEED. , OREGON in l Merchan and forwart Y".