J r THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1896. The Weekly GhroMcle. THE DALLES '- - - OKBGOS Entered at the postoffice at The Dalits, Oregon, as second-class mail matter. STATE OFFICIALS. governor.. W. P. Lord Secretary of State EB Klncaid Treasurer. ..Phillip Metschan Bupt. of Public Instruction G. M. Irwin Attorney-General...-. C. M. Idleman u.t - )G. W. SlcBride abators jj H. Mitchell I B. Hermann Congressmen.. j w B Emg State Printer. W. II. Leeds COUNTY OFFICIALS. County Judge. . Geo. C. Blakeley " Sheriff. T. J. Driver Cleri A. M. Kelsay Treasurer .... Win. Mlchell , (Frank Kincaid Commissioners A. S. Blowers Assessor F. H. Wakefield Surveyor : E. F. Bharp Superintendent of Public Schools. . . Troy Shelley Coroner W. H. Butts SAN FBANCISCO MINISTERS. The San Francisco women must be dreadful creatures. Since the nnforta - nate plight in which Dr. Brown, of the First Congregational church, finds him ". self has been made public, several city pastors have announced their intention of throwing up barriers to protect them -selves from Amazonian onslaughts, 3Rev. S. S. Palmer, of the Brooklyn Pres yterian church, has cloeed his study in he church and receives -visitors at his home, where Mrs. Palmer is within easy call. Rev. V. Marshall Law, an Episco sal minister of Oakland, who a few years ago occupied a similar station in Walla Walla, has announced that he will not receive women parishoners, un less accompanied by" a male relative, in the study at the church. Either the new woman is of a vora cious type, or San Francisco ministers a re made of a stuff the ingredients of which do not combine in proper propor- tionstlor ministerial character. These clergymen of San Francisco, who are either so afraid that they cannot refrain from saying sweet things to 'fair callers, or are fearful lest some unholy scandal monger should pervert the truth and make statements which, if false, would fall harmlessly from the object of the attack, and hurt only the person from whom they emanated, should be taken under the protection of the city author itiee.as their belief in their own self-re liance seems shaky. Because Dr. Brown is either a fool or a knave and probably the latter since -such foolishness as he has confessed is almost criminal is no reason why other -ministers should follow him in making themselves less thought of in the pubiic "Bye. By their course in this affair if correctly reported Revs. Palmer and Law will not advance in public estima tion. They show themselves shallow and timorous and lacking in that sterner stuff which ministers, as well as all other leaders of men, should possess. If their characters are not strong enough to withstand the vile tongue of blackmail, they could take no better method of dia--closing"that fact than Jby saying to the feminine portion of San Francisco, ""Keep away at safe distance ; I am weak nd foolish and unschooled in ways of prudence." The minister is looked upon as a leader; as one who can be freely sought by those seeking advice, and when they confess their weakness, as these two clergymen are reported to have done, their influence is greatly shattered. What Messrs. Palmer and Xaw should do is to act as all consecrated men are supposed to act, and as most of them are doing fearlessly, honestly ; ever keeping in mind that the teachings of their religion is that truth shall pre vail, and the duty of ministers is to "visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and keep themselves un spotted from the world." SOME GOOD STATEMENTS. To the Editor: I see by yesterday's Oregonian that we have another chance to purchase of Denmark the islands of St. Thomas. St' Johns and Santa Cruz, in the West In dies, and the opportunity should not be allowed to pass, as was done in 1867-8, I was then, and in fact have always been, in favor of our government acquiring, by purchase or otherwise, all of such properties which lie adjacent to us. The president, in his message on the 'Veneznuelan question, stated, in the way the commander-in-chief of the army -and navy of the United States should have done, the sentiments of the people .of this country on the Monroe doctrine, and the determination of the govern ment to insist on the settlement of this, and all other like questions, on the lines laid down in the celebrated docnment issued by his predecessor, a position in which he has, practically, the unani mous support of the people of the United States, and especially of "our friends, the enemy," of thirty odd years ago ' down South. . The men who wore the gray remem ber, and have taught their sons to know and remember too, that it was England who encouraged them to rebel; Eng land's promises of assistance on which they relied, and that it was England who failed them in their hour of need. These men have, in innumerable ways since, the war ended, declared their de votion to the welfare f of our common country, and only want the opportunity to show that they are sincere and no part of our broad land would furnish braver 'or better soldiers in defense of its flag. These men will always remem ber, with grateful hearts, the prompt and unanimous action of the senate in passing the bill removing the disabili ties from those who served in the rebel armies. I was born and brought up among .them ; they are my people, and I believe I know that the men who fol lowed Lee and Jackson and Johnson and Hood and Stuart and Forrest will be just as prompt to rally, with their sons, as those of us who followed Grant and Sherman and Sheridan and Thomas and Buford and Stanley, and there will be a generous rivalry between their boys and ours as to which will be foremost in sqpportof the old flag; which will be most ready to die for it. - I not onlv believe in the Monroe doc trine as generally understood, but I be lieve also in its expansion. This gov ernment snould never rest on that snbject until every foot of land in both North and South America is forever freed from ownership or occupancy by Ony power not American. John W. Lewis. The Dalles, Jan. 8, 1896. ' THE DALLES PUBLIC BUILDING. Below is published the bill which Sen otor Mitchell has introduced for a pub lic building at The Dalles. While the measure is not likely to become a law, its provisions are of interest. It is en titled: . A bill for the erection of a public building for a postoffice and United States land office at the city of The Dalles, Oregon.- Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United Stales of America in congress assembled, That the secretary of the treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and di rected to acquire, by purchase, condem nation, or otherwise, a site, and cause to be erected thereon a suitable building including fireproof vaults, beating and ventilating apparatus, elevators, and ap proaches, for the use and accommodation of the United States postoffice and other government offices in the city of Tne Dalles, and state of Oregon, the cost of said site and building, including said vaults, heating and ventilating appar atus, elevators, and ' approaches, com-' plete, not to exceed the sum of $100,000, which said sum of $100,000 is hereby ap propriated for said purpose out of any moneys in the United States treasury not otherwise appropriated. Proposals for the sale of land suitable for said site shall be invited by public advertisement in one or more of the newspapers of said city, of largest circu lation for at least twenty days prior to the date specified in said advertisement for the opening of said proposals. Proposals made in response to said ad vertisement shall be addressed and mailed to the secretary of treasury, who shall then cause the eaid proposed sites, and such others as he may think proper to designate, to be examined in person by an agent of the treasury department, who shall make written report to said secretary or the results of said examin ation, and of his recommendation there on, and the reasons therefor, which shall be accompauied by the original pro posals and all maps, plats, and state ments which shall have come into his possession relating to the said proposed sites. If, upon consideration of said report and accompanying papers, the secretary of the treasury shall deem further in vestigation neceesary, he may appoint a commission of not more than three per ns, one of whom shall be an officer of the treasury department, which com mission shall also examice the said pro posed sites and such others as the secre tary of the treasury'may designate, and grant such hearings in relation thereto as they shall deem necessary ; and said commission shall, within thirty days after such examination, make to the sec retary of the treasury written report of their conclusion in the premises, accom panied by airstatements, maps, plats, or documents taken by or submitted to them, in like manner as hereinbefore provided in regard to the proceedings of said agent of the treasury department ; and the secretary of the treasury shall thereupon finally determine the location of the building to be erected. The compensation ot said commis sioners shall be fixed by the secretary of the treasury, but the same shall not ex ceed $6 per day and actual traveling ex penses: Provided, however, That the member of said commission appointed from the treasury department shall be paid only his actual traveling expenses. So much of the appropriation herein made as may be necessary to defray the expenses of advertising for proposals, actual traveling expenses of. said agent, and the compensatien and actual travel ing expenses of said commissioners, and other expenses incident to the selection of the site, and for necessary survey thereof, shall be immediately, available. So much of said appropriation as may be necessary for the preparation of sketch plans, drawings, specifications, and detailed estimates for the building by the supervising architect of. the treasury department shall be available immediately upon the approval by the secretary of treasury of such site. No money appropriated by this act shall be available, except as hereinbe fore provided, until a valid title to the site for said building shall be vested in the United States, nor until the state of Oregon shall have ceded . to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over the same during the time the United States shall be or remain, the owner thereof, for all purposes except the administration of the criminal laws of eaid state and the service of civil process therein. After the said site shall have been paid for and the eketch plans and detailed es timates for the bnilding shall have been prepared by the supervising architect and approved by the secretary of the treasury, the secretary of the interior and the postmaster-general, the balance of said appropriation shall be available for the erection and completion of the building, including fireproof vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, ele vators, and approaches. The building shall be unexposed (o danger from fire by an open space of at least forty feet on each side, including streets and alleys. to all reservations. This judicial opin- I iuu ia nu luiyviLautt uud uiiu win juriuet complicate matters regarding the Indian and his recently-acquired citizenship A few, more conflicting decisions, and the Indian will be able to lead a sort of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde existence a citizen while drunk and a ward of the government when sober and provisions scarce. giSfttfir.- t , Superstitious people have figured out thai no man who was ever nominated at St. Lon is for the presidency succeeded in being elected. Both Tilden and Cleve land suffered defeat after being chosen candidates at St. Louis. No better op portunity for breaking the spell could be afforded than that presented by the republicans in designating that city as the place of holding the convention. It is a safe bet that the third time will de stroy the charm. As many people expected, a resolution baa been introduced into the United State senate reviving the grade of lieut enant-general for the benefit of General Miles, at present in the command ofthe army. We hope the resolution will not pass ; not because of any ill-wishes tow ards General Miles, but because the promiscuous bestowing of this very hon orable-title will soon render it meaning less. The title of lieutenant-general has been held by few soldiers, and nearly all of them 'were men preeminent for mili tary abilities. To confer it upon Wash ington, Scott, Grant, Sherman and Sher idan, was to give them what they had won, and by the common consent of the world deserved. Miles has proved him sell a good soldier, brave and sagacious ; but between his record and that of the generals mentioned, there are lacking those achievements which justify the bestowing of the most honorable desig nation a member ot the army can re receive. To many people, the giving of this title to Schofield did not meet witb approval. In the instance at hand it would be still more unfitting. Let this rank be given only to our greatest com manders each a genius in military lines. In the war with England, if it comes, snould General Miles win this title, the American people will gladly sanction its bestowal. Until that time let us not lessen its value by making it common. The reported fact that the O. R. & N. is to have an independent existence and management, is good new3. It would be better for the country if all railroads were owned by home capitalists who are more or less in. sympathy with the con ditions which govern the business affairs of the ' people. The O. R. & N. Co., with headquarters in Portland, will be good piece of property, provided the policy of building up the country tribu tary to the road is fostered. iiilte; a iff ferooce I Wiettsr Yen Setter From. Or Ara Ecaltty and Have INSOMNIA -SaC-REFRESHING SLEEP NERVOUS DEBiLITY-Cm3P-SOUND NERVES GENERAL OEBILITWinrGOOD CONSTITUTION DYSPEPSIA .-Vatxr-FINE DIGESTION . THE BLUES -WWBRIGHT SPIRITS IMPURE BLOOD A GOOD CONSTITUTION DR. HENLEY'S CELERY, BEEF AHb IRON . Will Cur these Disases-AN D-Bring all these) Blessings FOR; SALE BY BLAKELEY &: HOUGHTON. A remarkable decision was rendered Tuesday in the federal court at Omaha, Judge Bniras nauded down an opinion declaring that in all cases where Indians have become citizens the government i still bound by the treaty stipulations existing under the tribal relations. The wide scope of the decision is set forth in a declaration of the judge that it applies Chairman Dfhgley, of the house ways and means committee, characterizes the December treasury statement as a pal pable fraud, and shows that a true state ment of the receipts and expenses of the government lor December would show deficit of more than $3,500,000, instead of the half-million surplus claimed by Secretary Carlisle's official report. SPIRIT OF THE PRESS. It has long been conceded that Secre tary Seward made a good bargain when he negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia ; but the benefits of the deal are proving of greater extent as a better knowledge of our northern pos sessions is obtained. Alaska will prob ably never support a large population, but will annually produce returns more than justifying the purchase price. Be sides containing mines of untold rich ness, Alaska sends great quantities of fish and furs to the United States. Re ports from Sitka say that fifteen hun dred otter skins were brought to the traders there this season, besides the furs of bears and foxes, aggregating in value manv thousands of dollars. In the ndmenclature of Alaska the name of Seward should have a prominent place, as his discerning vision foresaw what the eyes of other statesmen did not. The battleship lexas, concerning which so many unsatisfactory reports are received, is the product of English brains and planing. While William C. Whitney was secretary of the navy he conceived the idea of a battleship built according to English specifications, and the Texas is the result. The naval in spection board has just made a report upon the ship's condition, and has rec ommended that the Texas go out of commission and go to the Norfolk navy yard, where attempts will be made to remedy flagrant defects. The experi ments has proven a costlylone, but has settled the question of the United States going to England to be taught bow to build naval vessels. Most people are of the opinion that things which are good enough for Americans can be built in America. Senator Elkins has scored a good mark in having his resolution passed, which calls for the public sale of govern ment bonds wbose issue is contemplated. This action, while unwelcome to the syn dicate of New York .bankers, whose op portunity to make millions easily will be curtailed, meets with favor through out 'the country, where is condemned the . clandestine bargain which Cleve land made with Wall street. The sena torial courtesy which proclaims that the new members of the senate must be seen and not heard, received a Bet-back in this instance,and the way is paved for the younger members to take that share in legislation which is tbeir's by right. Spokesman-Review: - The Washing' ton correspondent of the London Daily Chronicle deserves the thanks of civili zation for his effjrts to preserve an honorable peace between England and the United States. His cable letters to London have been broad and liberal in their statement of facts, and most ad mirable in tone. Lord Salisbury needs this advice and if he is the great states man men in America believe him to be he will be guided by it. Evening Telegram : In a few days the Democratic national committee will get together to name a time and place for holding the nominating convention. It will be confronted by a mass of petitions from chambers of commerce,- boards of trade and other business bodies requst- ine it to fix the date of the convention as late as possible, thus making a short campaign, but there is no leason to hope that the prayers will receive any more favorable consideration than they were given by the republican committee, The democratic moguls are practical pol' lticians, . and as such they do not de sire a namby-pamby campaign. Pop ular composure is not what they want. It will serve their purpose better to etir up the people, to exploit their eloquence and advertise themselves and make use of the excitement which they arouse to promote their own selhsh ambition Therefore it is too much to hope that they will show sufficient consideration for the welfare of business to decide upon a late convention. OF NEIGHBORLY INTEREST. Evening Telegram : For the past four or hve years the organization known as the Oregon immigration board has been practically dead, largely on account of lacking funds to further its purposes. This failure to advertise the desirability of this state as a place of residence has been felt by the business community in the decrease of the number of immi grants. It is intended to organize county committees, who will take care of ar riving Immigrants, and also to publish a monthly pamphlet or magazine, with fresh matter, describing different sec tions of the state, in each issue. The railroads promise their full support, and with the aid of.the business community, the Pacific Northwest immigration board seems an assured success. N Goldendale Sentinel: Mayor Brooks received a letter from Day Bros, last week stating they would be in Golden- dale in the near future to further ex amine the proposed route of the railroad to Lyle, and if as favorably impressed with the situation as at present, they will sign a contract to build the road, providing our citizens grade twenty miles on this end of the line. A letter was also received from parties connected with the Vancouver road, stating they were coming to look over the route. Easters parties are figuring on building a line from the mouth of Rock creek through the valley to the mouth of the Klickitat, to use the same as a local and portage road combined. The prospects are bright for rail communication with the river at no distant day. . Another run is probable on the gold reserve, and $3,000,000 is expected to be drawn out today for European shipment. It ; is a severe reflection on American statesmanship that the combined intel ligence of men in both parties cannot stop the drain on the country's treasury. Whether from incompetency or de sign the country's finances are getting in such Bhape that every day will make the extrication more difficult. If such blindness as exists among public men were shown in the conduct sf private business, neither the men nor the busi ness would suffer, long continuance. The carrying on of the national govern ment is like the management of a pri vate business, only on a larger scale. Notice to School Clerks of Waioo Co. I will mail to each clerk of school dis tricts, who have applied for the same, the amount of taxable property in their district, on or before the 25th inst. School meetings can be held and tax voted in the meantime, so that return can be made by February 1st, as re quired by law. A. M. Kelsay, . janll - County Clerk. Thoroughbred Fowls. ' Rose Comb Brown -Leghorns. Best all the vear round layers. Fowls, $1.50 each and upward until after January 1. Eggs, $2.:per 13; $3.5U per zb. Orders booked now. Send for circulars. Spec ial prices on large orders. Address ; Ed. M. Habbimajt, Endersby, Wasco Co., Oregon. i J. imii in4 lMN-f' TM I1IL1 "iW" pyys EOT old, WJL V-J S. J V, .V St lliCi Id for : When you mm to jmy Seed Wheat, Feed-Wheat, Rolled Barley, Whole Barley, Oats, Rye, Bran, Shorts, Or anything in the Feed Line, go to the WASCO : WAREHOUSE. Our prices are low and our goods are first-claps. Agents for the celebrated WAISTBURG "PEFRLESS" FLOUR. Highest cash price paid-for WHEAT, OATS and BARLEY. CLOSING OUT SALE of )KY (HHJIJS CLOTHING-. FURNISHING GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS. These Goods Must Be Sold Less Than Cost. J. P. McINERNY. BLAKELEY & HOUGHTON DRUGGISTS, 75 Second Street, - The Dalles, Oregon ABTISTS MATBEIALS.-. V Country and Mail Orders will receive prom t attention. . J. O. TvmCK, -DEAXEB IN- pine Ulines and Liiquotfs, Domestic and Key West Cigars, St. Louis and Milwaukee Bottled Beer. Columbia Brewery Beer on Draught. THE OLD ORO FINO STAND, 67 Second St., The Dalles, Oregon.