The Daily Chronicle from Centralia, Washington on December 7, 1892 · Page 5
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" lk)Oalm6teoft>!logicB report taken-by JJJrt, Gifeen* today, at Grecsne'e drag .store, r ,. .s .I „,. , ; Isaowi 40 47 iABOSETBR. w Highest, 49, lowest, 32. By registering tnermouietcr for 2 1 * jbotirs. ' ; * BriEVmes.""' 'fife reserved seat' board' the wild fot^Russell be open tomorrow after- o'clock al Gfeene's , *nocm store. , * ¥, A fine musical program will be ren. i. "dered/atthe social entitled, "Circnlat- * ingtibrarjr,",tpbeheld at tho i'rdsby- tertan church tonight. 'Admission 10 ''"'•'• An effort is again being made to trace the burglars whd'tacikled the toldwater " bank some; montlis ago. The jpb dotfe • at Liberty,. Mo:, is a similar one and i» thpught to have been dome by the sattii? ' ' ' There will be a social at the residence of Mrs. Fred Mason on .Friday eYomns, Dec v 9, 1892. Fried cakes nnd .coffee will be served from six to eight P- m For the benefit of Christian church AU friends are most oprdialiy invited. . When the supreme court adjourned pn Saturday It was to meet again on December 22. Little more than one* half 'of the cases pn the 'calendar have been heard, atd as it is understood that Marshall Has, a I*lant of Us Own-One of - th« FIne*t(n the St&te. '"' After ab'ottt three years-^of agitation regarding elcclticjight» they have Come '2_ an assnre'd fact, the city fceiog partially lighted by electricity for the lir'st time last evening. tHffereat ottes h«^e talked electricity for lighting purposes more" or less for solne time past and representatives of different companies, have been visiting thia city\off and on' for three pr fpur years. Nothing tfolinUe, was done until (J. H. South worth, tppk the, matter in charge. In the &va( place an option was obtained from tho -owners of the* Perrin veater pofyer whereby they of- fored }he ,power v to the city for $17,000 provided t\he biter was accepted in 30 days. Att election 'was then, held to decide wjfethcrthe people would,bond tj^e pity to raise*-.the .money. The vote on the bonding question was almost unan- InibUs. An,ordini<nue was then passed creating a board of .commissioners and •Geo. H. Southwprth, W. ft. Elston and R. B. Fletcher were appointed aomr;- ni ; ssi6norS. Negotiations for the power wore cotuojeucotl at tince and after con^ siderable delay were completed and the ; transfer made. The work of repa,iring the dnnj was comruoDccd. Fhiaf occu* piqd most of. the summer, as u .largo amount of work had to bo. done, flnpugh .stone, wall was. laid, to haVo built-a wall sixtfion feet high and a foot . A The friendly net jof this, govoriiment hi pressing to *te fio^ernment of Italy Its re ' Ex- repro- tmtlon and' abfiorrence of the lynching of Italian subjects itt New Orients by the pay- ,fnent 61 K5,«» ft-antef or $M$W.tfO was accepted" " " ' ........ " ...... atiote by th* Jdn£* of Italy, Witft every ttanifesta of gracious appreciation', and the intfident been highly- promotive pf nvu&nal respect and wfll. «• " _____ has 1'ratest Against Encroachment. In consequence of the action of the French- government in broclaitning; tt protectorate over certain tribunal districts of the west coast of Africa, eastward .of the San Pedro Hdver.-'-I haya folt 'constrained t6 make protest against this encroachment upon the territory of a remmQc which was founded by citizens of tho United States and tpwttrd which thlscoun- tty has for many yeari held tne intimate relation of airiondly counselor, 'The recent disturbances of tbe public peace" marauders 6n the Mexican By lawless foreign frontier have afforded thia pbrtunity to testify its vernmentJUijQlb. Mexico - scope of those etaflgea and the time of theuf talcing effect cannot in any degree be forecast of foretold by bun. < Hftf estimates must 110 based upon existing la^s-and upon ft continuance of wasting business conditions, except so f,ar as these conditions may be affected by causes other than no* legislation. , • • - Tha Mtimntod-jccclpta for the flacftl year ending June 30, 1891 are 8490,121,305 88 and tbe estimated appropriations 845i,a)l,386.33, leaving an estimated surplus of receipts over- the expenditures of *33,W,OW.05. This does not include any payment tt> the sinking fund. In tbe recommendation of th'o secretary that the sink*! ing fund law 1 be repealed I concur. The , re'- " demotion of bonds since the passage ot the law to June 30. 18U2, has , already exceeded the ' requirements by the sum of f 990,510,i58L4»j6 The retirement of bonds in the jnture before maturity should be a matter of conveniencfe.not of cotnpulsittn. \Y6-sbauld not coyect revenue for that purpose, but only use any casual sur- plfisTTo the balanceof $33,800,080.03. of receipt* over eipendltures.for the year 1894, should be adde'd tne estimated surplus 'at the beginning court will only convene on the above date for the purpose of banding down opinions and adjourning for the term, tne' remainder- will go over and be placed-' at the head of the calendar for bearing in tlie January term, .. «• The annual ^meeting of the state •teachers' association will be '.held at Representative Hall, Lac sing, Dec. 28, 29 and ,30. A program of general and special Interest ha^ been prepared for the approaching meeting, aad topics which concern all grades of teachers will be presented- The event of the. session will be the lecture at Plymouth church Thursday evening by Prof. .David Swing, of Chicago, who will dis cuss Th0 Novel in Lticrature. Phil Lookwood, of Chicago, a graud- aon of Mrs. £. H. McClure, of thia city, is reported missing, lie visited Mrs. .: McClure some little time since and when he left. for Chicago* she requested him to write when he got home, so he wrote a letter before he left saying that iie arrived all right, with the under standing that be would mail it when he got home. '' Tbe letter was received in •due time postmarked at Chicago, but nothing ha9.,cbj^en heard! rom Lockwqpd ' since. " , ,Hpn. John C. Patterson, of this city,. who was a claapmateof Russel H. -pon- r well, and wh^p has heard' .bis lecture, "Acres of IPiamonds," says that Mr.;* Conwell,.while a student was a brilliant and eloquent orator, and th'at tbe people of Marshall, next Monday nighl> will have such an .intellectual and '.oratorical treat as they have got enjoyed since they listened to Wendell Phillips on ,, "Xhe Lost Arts," and John B, (tough , pa "Peculiar People^' more than twenty ypairs ago. • Mr. Con well will be -thd guest of Mr. Patterson, during his stay city ' r Montana, Sept. thick from the west end' park to Mar shall sivenue. Most of the people remember the 1 'trouble the commissioners had in -letting the contract for 'the electric planf, which was linally awarded to the Brttsh company of Clevelanu, Ohio; It waa late before-the contract was 'awarded, but the company .pushed matters' vigor busly and had their work completed by tha speoi tied ..time .and- last night .the light was turned pn.tp the outside circuit. In tho opinion of the CHRONICLE tbe lights are first class, superior to many that we have seen in 04. her cities and competent judges say they are all right. We think the commissioners have worked for the best interests of tho city from the beginning and have sue cueded in providing the city with an electric light plant that is second to none of the size in tbe state. A child of^ Andrew Bean died yesterday. There will be a social at 0; H. Menu's tonight. Go and haye^good tiaie. . All members of ^he C. M. B, & arF requested to oe present at the meeting Thursday evening as the nominations for officers will be made at 1 that time. Dudley Campbell is quite sick. He if> run down geijierally and, may' be obliged tP give up work entirely .for the balance- of pe winter. Marriage licenses issued Dtc. 7: Charles D, Bull, of Marshall township, and Katie Wagner, of Lee; MilUrd Fisti and Eutimu Lee. both of Battle Creek. - At the social tsf be held at the Pxesby- terian church toqight books represented by youijg ladies and. gentleman will ba circulated among the 'audience. Ice cream and cake, will, be served.tfor 10 and its earnest purpose to fulfill tne obligations of International friendship by pursuing and dispersing the evil doers. The work of relocat- j lng~ the boundary of the treaty of Gaaduloflpe ' Hidalgo, Westward from El Paso, is progress- big favorably. . . .„-.•• *' ; Our intercourse with Spain continues on a friendly footing.. I regret, howevor, not to be able to report as yet tho adjustment of, the claims of the American:-, missionaries arising f fam the disorder* at Pottapev" in the .Caroline islands, but 1° anticipate a satisfactory adjustment in view of renewed and urgent representations to the government at Madrid.. The teratment'bf the ruH|#ou#aTi(l -educational establishments of American citizens: In Turkey hSs of lattf called for more than usual share of attention. A tendency to,curtail the toleration which has so beneficially prevailed' is discernible and has called forth thi* •earnest romobstranoes'of this gof ornmont. Harassing regulations in regard to/schools and churches have beoii attempted in certain localities, but not without due protest and the assertion of the Inherent and conventional rights-of our; countrymen. Violations of domicile and search of tbe jiorsons and effects of "citizens of tbe United States by apparently irresponsible officials in tho Asiatio,tilagets have from time 'to time been reported. An aggravated instance of injury to the property of the American missionary at Bourdeur in. the province of Konia, called forth aft urgent claim for reparation, which I am. pleased to say was .promptly .needed by tho-government of Porto, interference witn the wading ventures of our citizens' in Asia illnor ia also reported, and the lack of consular, representation in that regjqn is a serious drawback to instant and '• effective protec* tibn, 1 cannot boliovo thut those incidents represent a settled policy and. shall not ccaao to urgetho adoption of proper remedies. International copyright has been extended to Jtaly by proclamation in conformity with tne act of March 3' 1801, <upon -assurance being given that the Italian law permits tbe citizens of the United State* the benefit: of copyright on substantially the same basis as to subjects of Italy. By a special convention,, proclaimed Jan. 16,1863, reciprocal provisions of copyright have been applied between tho United States and Germany Negotiations are in progress with.other countries to the same. end. ' •I repeat with great earnestness the recommendation which I have made in several pre vious messages that prompt and adequate support bo given to the American company en gaged in the construction of tbe Nicaragua ship' canal. It^"impossible to overstate tbe value from every standpoint of this great en terprise, and rhope that there may be time even in this congress, to give toil an impetn that will insure the .early completion of tbr canal and secure to the United States its prope: .relation-to it when completed. •: The Silver Conference. ' The congress has been already advised tha the'invitations of this government for tho as sembling of an- international monetary confer enceto consider the question of an enlargec issue of silver waa accepted by the natibna to which they were issued. The conference a* sembled at Brussels on tbe 2£d of November and has* entered upon the consideration of this great question. I nave not doubted, apd have taken occasion to express that belief, as* well in the invitations issued for thia conference as in fny public messages., that the free coinage of silver upon an agreed'International ratio would greatly promote the interests.of our people and'equally those of other nations. It is too early to predict what result may be accomplished by the conference., If any temporary check or delay intervenes I believe that very soon commercial conditions w-ill compepthe now reluctant governments to unite with us in this movement to secure the enlargement of tile volume of money needed tor the tranae tion 01 the business of the worn. ' REPORT OF THE .TREASURY. of the year. 830.092.377.03 and from this aggregate there must be deducted, as stated by tbe secretary,, about $44,<X)0,000, of estimated >ended atfnropriations. Tlie public confidence in tho purpose and ability of tbe government to maintain the parity of a,ll our money issues, whether coin or >aper, must .remain unshaken. Tjie .demand ' *The Detroit papers Announce the disappearance of Elting-BeQQtitt.-who left thifteitvjtor r i4ile£ It has OLE for some time that nothing had Been heayd pf Mr. Benuett since he left this city, but at the request ot relatives no oientiou .was niade of 'this fact. •;; Sf :heo b^-w<u| ',vt8iting vi h)» pa rents last he iufprtimd them th'at a large, re-. bad>Ben pffered for ' seetibn^ot the •/Some of the attprneys^wbV have eases that are Teady for friajj express the opinion that Judge' Hooker should .either U6ld court or resign at once, so that ' " jcouimencti busijiesa. Ouy Iirotb(Br'« Mtostral*. Moiltr^ai Daily- Herald, Sept. .23: hadbeian and tb%t a friend and himself ing visit his lister, Carrie; aj Indianapplis, . nc^ (greeted the (lujr Brothers tuin- fllpftl show ou their .fiiat' appear a nee io ' - Misleading Statements that Have Been atade Concerning the Revenues. The report'of* tbe secretary jpf the treasury will attract especial attention in view of tha many misleading statements that have been made as to the state of the public revenues. Three preliminary facts should not ouly ba stated but emphasized before looking, uato details: First, that tbe public debt has been reduced since March 4, ItW, $259,071,200 ana W annual interest charge 811,664,4tW; second, thai there have been paid out for pensions duno« tEE adminiatration up to Nov. 1,1802, $433,501, 178.70, *nLtffiCMs of »nMa8,886.W over the Bum expended duflag tbe period from March 1,1885, to March 1, 1889; a,n<i third, tb,at under tiw existing tariff up to Dec. 1 about .$93,000.000 <ti revenue, which -would have been collected upon imported sugars if tbe tariff bad been •nSStained, ha* gon» into, the pockets ot tb» people &nd not into the public treasury, as before. If there are any .who still toink that the surplus should have been kept out oi circulation by hoarding it in tbe treasury or deposited in. .favored banks without interest, while the governineut continued to pay* tp these . .wiry—j-banks.i^.intereal npftn tne bonds dep&uted as aecnruy for tb< deposit,or who. think tnat tne expended pensioi legislation was * public robbery, or tuat tbe Aufieauponfjngar should nave heenwaintained, Sam content to loave the.argouient where it now rests. 1 while we wait to *etr whether cntidsB* will take tie form of '—- 1 The r«vesues fbr tho $seul yaar.t 30. li«S,-feom all-soureesi were - ' 3to»rfifl for all AVi * ^M. Jor gold in ^uropoand the consequent upou us are in a considetable. degree the result or tifeefforts ofArtne of tho European govern' . ta'tipts to increase theirgpld rbsorves, and these efforts should be nun by appropriate legislation * upon our part:; ^Thu conditions that have . created this drain of tho treasurygold are in • an important dogreo political "and.not oommer* da). In.view bf the fact that a.general revision of .our revenue laws kr the near future seems to be probable, it would, be better that any changes should be a part x>f that revision ^-.r.-.-ij.vjr- -" a temporaryiiature. ' v ' ., r __ ist fiscal year the secretary purchased under the a<Jt of July 14, 18BO, &4,856,748 ounces of silver, and issued in payment thero- fore ^51,UHt.a08 in notes. The total purchases since the passage of the apt have been 120,479,- . 981 ounces, and the .aggregate of. notes issued S116,788,80p. The average price paid for. silver during the year was 94 cents per ounce, the : highest price bolug Sl.lKVi, July 1,1891, and tho •» lowest $0.83 Marcli %l,im. In view of the fact that the .monetary conference is now titling and that no cenulusloh has as-yet been reached, •. I withhold any recommendation as to the logis^ lation'npon thta subject. .' .,.•.-;,': •••:'.. .,• •*'• • :Sccirtittii'y' of "Vf|»rJ« Rep'prt.-. : '•''/" . The; report 'at tho secretary, of. war brings again to the attention of congress some important sUggo8tionB.afl to the reorganization nf tfho'- Infantry and artillery arms of. the service, which his predecessors have before urged that • they be pressed. > Our army is small, but its organization should all the more bej>utupon, the most approved modern .basis. The condi- . •: tions upon what, we have called the frontier have <heretofor.e required- the maintenance of many small posts, but now the policy of concentration is obviously the right one. The new posts should have the properstfateglorelation* to the only 1 , frontiers we now have, those of the sea coast and of the northern and part Of our southern boundary. 1 do not think that atiy question of advantage in localities or states should determine the location of the new posts. The organization and the enlargement of the bureau of, mill- tary information which the Secretary .has ' effected is a work the. usefulness of which will become every year more apparent. The work of building heavy guns and the construction of coast defenses has been well begun,- and should be carried on without check. . "\The report of the attorney-general is'by law- submitted directly to congress, but I cannot refrain from saying that be.ha»-conducted the increasing work of the department of justice with great professional skill. He has in several directions secured.from the courts decisions giving increased protection to the officers of the United '-States and bringing soina classes of crime that escaped local cognizance and punishment into tbe tribunals of the United States whore they could be tried impartially. The numerous applications for executive clemency presented in hohalf of persons convicted, in the United status courts and given , lenitentiary sentences 1 have called my atten- ion to'.a fact referred to' by the«attorney-gen- ral in his report, namely: -That a time allowance for good behavior for such >rison«ra is prescribed by tbe federal tatutes only where the state in which peni- entiary is located had made no such provision, •risouers are gl-v«n the benefit of tnu provis- ons of- the state law regulating the peoiteu,- iary to which they may be sent. These are various—some perhaps too liberal and somo perhaps too illiberaL 1 ho result 1s : that a enteuce for five years' niean»pne thing if the., irisoner is sent to one' state for -confinement ind quite a different tbiug if lie is »ent io mother- I reconunead that a uniform credit tor good behavior be prescribed by epnjgte*). I, lave before expressed my concurrent in tho recommendation of tbe attorney general that degrees of murder should he recognized, in/ lederal court, aa they are, I believe, la all th? states. These .grades are founded on, v»rio.<is xltstmetions in-^rinie., k ThB recog. nition of (them- would enable the courta » exercise some discretion in apportion, Ing punishment, and would greatly / relieve tbe executive of what it coming to be a very le»yy burden—the, examination of uiese caaea —--«— ii — *— commutetjop.' , inbus Claims. " ' ,te of clainis pendiug agatoet the ,. tevtews tt% whole and i» of ^M> «wrra»t flseal yew^ibwe / •The j _. government nlpin^y to tbj^_, _ , ( A r ^ miljionjiollare for the taking of or injury to 'y of persons claSnlng to.be loyal ' re before that court -£or ex_ to these are added tne Jndiaa' depredation claims and the French claims an'aggregate i» reached that , . r r . etaftiing. In tne defens of those claims tho. government fa>t a disadyantage. Tbe claim- ante fcave preserved their evid«ice,. whereas the govenpnent bas to send agents to rummage tor what tEeycanftnd. Thta difficulty tow* cnUarly great where the fact to be establwned- to tile disloyalty Of »the di^nHHit daring the war. If this great threat against oar revenues '~ is to have no other check, certainly congress ; should supply the department of justice witk >; •appropriatipna sufficiently liberal to secure tUe btst legal taknt in tiie defenae of these claima and to pur sue ite vague search for evidence tHE POSTAL. ,6YjSTgM> Goo'4 StLOwlng Made py op New BuJffpfc, WyomilK, before to Mi I ^8 CiljiAud has filled tp. there, l| ippt9 as ( if he Btaried * ~ ?,*f bis bag^aife arrived in Thwjis the BlSory know . Milei City all ;M told, by «»f vip sbow w a' whole it vm >w>rt|» .orcbeetra in a strong feature. ' " ' ' ' he it *b9«t and is given for ' \ _ I'wish thole who owe Evening New .to, c«4Ji »t W newt staad aa4 settle' me PU the Barnes accounts are not only tbe ugujl .elwaenU of TO<wrtfO»ty, but SQBie addad eldoiaato. New' xevenue leuto- or even the expectation, of it, «»y se? ifaauw the puljic revsnnoi duriag we oJtuncer-tBiJity and daring tha propeaa unifier the omtxO^t have not been included. d«41JSw» new mattxpalj,^ a mileage of 8,663 mijog, .and * . C(»Ui #fwr «PW 3 *pw»» Tn & W fwtfmn _*** ! *-<F |l %

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