THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE SATURDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1898. The Weekly Ghroniele. Advertising Kates. Per inch. One Inch or less in Daily ...-1 60 O er two inches and under four inches 1 Ob O rer four inches and under twelve inches. . 75 Orr twelve inches... , SO DAILY AND WEEKLY. One inch or less, per inch 2 SO Orer one inch and under fonr inches 2 00 Orer four inches and under twelve inches. . 1 SO Over twelve inches 1 00 AMERICANS IN THE FAR EAST The notable feature or the consu lar reports now submitted to congress is the bright outlook lor Oriental commerce. The report from lion" Konsr, England's door to China, emphasizes two points in connection with our trade at that port during the first half of the year. First, a genera! permanent increase in trade; second, what is called "an unusual activity in mercantile circles owing to the great demand made on the local market by the American squad ron and army on the coast." It might be thought that this would only be a temporal advantage, and, in a sense, it is, but some of the goods brought into the market to meet the special demand are consumed by the natives, or by other foreigners, and this sampling tends to create a steady demand. "Our forces," we are told, "have done more than conquer a country ; they have made an lmpres s ion on Asiitic markets which can never be effaced." Previous to this calender year Americans exported to those markets a little flour and a gcod deal of kero sene, and not much else. The flour crossed tbe Pacific mostly in British ships, the kerosene was tanked over the Atlantic through the Mediter ranean sea and the Suez canal. But now Asia has a taste of our canned meats and some other American staples. Even the sight of great piles of unusual cargoes cn the wharfs $7,200,000, the erection of a state in that distant region was not given serious thought. Remarkable changes have taken place, and it is now among the possibilities that 40 or 50 years after the acquisition of Alaska a state mav be carved out of that' vast ex- panse. It is also among the possibil ities that 25 or 50 years hence such changes may be wrought in the Philip pines as will justify tne admission of the more progressive islands as state of the Union. That is a matter for time's de termination. For the present it is enough that a page of our glorious history lies in the Philippine islands, that our flag is above them, and the United States can give the people there better government and more liberal institutions than they have bad in three, centuries of Spanish rule, or than they could have had under three more - centuries of the dying authority of Castile. Spokes man Review. OUR MANUFACTURES ABROAD. For the Orst time in the history of the country the United States is ex porting more manufactures than it imports. A table giving our imports and exports of manufactures by years from 1880 to 1898, inclusive, shows this. Only a 3-ear ago the showing against us was aboul $50, 000,000, almost a million a week. Until 1894 we spent more than two dollars for imported goods to one dollar received for exports of manu factures. The half-way point gainer, in 1894 was lost in 189. In 1896 the balance against us was a trifle over $100,000,000. Cutting it down in one 3-ear to $50,000,000 was high ly encouraging, but 1898 showed a still more rapid gain, for this fiscal year foots up, Imports, $226,212,635; exports, $291,208,350, a favorable the Philippines finds few friends among the senators and members of congress. Public opinion is so strong ly against the proposition to give away our trade on the islands that it is almost certain that no open-door clause Kill be inserted in the treaty. Inter Ocean. balance, in round numbers of $65,- excites curiosity and tempts practical j 000,000, which is really a gain of testing of the novelties. If the consular reports are correct every cattle man in the west may see in Dewey's victory a personal profit. The flour and kerosene trades show a good increase, but the great advant age is the new sample-package line. Manufacturers of a new article know how difficult it is even in a country given to novelties to gel goods in-Jj-oduced. In the far east, where every wheel runs in a deep rut, the --difficulty is incalculably greater. Still another encouraging sign is the demand for our cheaper grades . of raw cotton. The report on this vhead is full of promise for the south, provided ouly the voyage were short ened and cheapened as it would be J)y the Nicaragua canal. There is mow . sample shipment of 45,000 tales f upland cotten from Texas on.itswayto Hong Kong. "Even our usplaod cotton," the report ob eTves, "is superior to the best cotten India grows, and is laid down heie as cheaply." The whole country seems destined to share in the bene fits of the new era in Oriental trade, not excepting either the far south west, with its prolific crops and vast herds, or New England, with its spruce gum and Yankee notions. QUIXOTISH MR. VEST. "I do not deny," said Senator Vest in a speech in the senate on Monday, "the power of the federal government . to acquire territory, but 1 do deny its power to acquire territory peopled by millions without their consent and no intention of conferring upon them citizenship." This quixotisb view of the senator from Missouri Las no support in our territorial history. Since the original 13 colonies were leagued in the union the United States has acquired a noble expanse of territory. When has it consulted the wishes of the inhabit ants of this acquired territory ? Never. When Jefferson bought Louisiana in 1803 no plebiscite was provided for the strange race mixture which inhabited that country. We have acquired new lands by purchase, by treaty, by discovery and by con quest, and we have never paused to ask the primitive inhabitants to hold an election to determine whether the country should be annexed or not.. In every instance the possibility of the erection of sovereign states from the territory thus acquired has been a remote consideration' . When Se ward bought Alaska from the czar for j $115,000,000 in one j-ear. This showing could not have come at a more opportune time, for, enter ing as we now are upon a new era in the foreign trade of the country, it is reassuring to see that the larger that trade is the heavier will be the favor able balance. So long as we bought more goods than we sold the op ponents of expansion could say with a strong degree of plausibility that to enlarge our foreign trade would be to increase the foreign indebtedness of our commerce. But now with even manufactures making a favor able showing on the balance sheet those objectors are without any solid ground to stand on. It is safe to say that none of the newly acquired possessions will ever develop any considerable manufac tures, except in ; the tobacco line. They are two near the equator. Tropi cal peoples have never been ' indus trially inclined. Nature is the toiler throughout the tropics, producing such prodigious quantities of what is necessary to the support of life that very little labor need be done by man. The exchange of natural products for manufactured goods may be set down as the constant and chief factor in the relations of our new possessions with this country. One would not think that war taxes tended to the employment of additional labor, but in one case at least they have started a factory, and in this way, the war tax on beer caused the brewers to advance the price. The saloon keepers couldn't stand the raise, so they had new glasses made, and this started one Indiana factory in full. The new glasses are exactly after old patterns, but they hold just 10 per cent less. So the drinker pays the tax, and the class faccorv is far behind with its orders. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Should truth rest in the story of the Red Cross nurse who arrived yester day in San Francisco from Manila, the officers of the United States army stationed there need a more thorough fumagation than the war department is receiving, ere they again can look their fellow-countrymen full in the face, after returning to America. It must be accepted as a fact that a woman, freely sacrificing all the com forts of civilization to nurse sick soldiers in a far-off Oriental land, is possessed of all the admirable traits of character of her sex, among which truthfulness should not be the least. This nurse described a condition in the military hospitals at Manila hor rible in the extreme, all because of the lack of proper nourishment, medicine and medical attention. The news columns of this paper last even ing gave quite a graphic account of this inhumnan situation, springing out of petty official jealousies and "squabbles about precedence." It is a crying shame and an inerasible dis grace that Americans will allow the precious lives of their fellow-men-at- arms to be sacrificed for a little gam or a slight preferment in rank. It reads so an American, yet it can hardly be believed that a reputable Red Cross nurse would cross the wide expanse of the Pacific with a mon strous, malicious lie incubating upon her tongue. But if one-half of what she tells is true most of the noble, kind-hearted men who so recently left America's shores for the Philip pines, vowing to ttand by each other as brothers, must have been meta morphosed into semi-demons by the privations sequent upon their sojourn in a very unbealthful part of the earth. A surprise, however, is that none of the Oregon volunteers have referred to the foregoing state of hospital affairs, in their voluminous correspondence to friends here. Telegram. supper and all left the echool house ex pressing their regrets that such an en juyaoie evening snouia pass awav so swiftly. The evening's entertainment was a success in every : way, with the exception of the weather, which was very chilly for the occasion, bat the neat sum of $42 were obtained for the library, ' Pat. A SHAMEFUL ACCUSATION. We Io No? Censure, bat Commend the Ladles of the Red Cross Society. In a hundred years the United States ha3 grown from thirteen states to forty-five. The expansion of the past is by no means a slight thing to contemplate, and everybody is satis fied that it was right and advisable. Some of the Democrats are dis couraged because they think the president can get anything in con gress that he wants. The last presi dent found it difficult to get any thing be wanted from his own party in or out of congress. We are making progress in all directions. The merchants of Santi ago, through their chamber of com merce, are acting up- to. their priv ileges as American citizens and mak ing recommendations as to tariff and revenue. General Greene, in Havana, has inaugurated measures to clean the city and ti put it on the eanitary footing of American cities. Admiral Dewey has raised and docked three of the Spanish cruisers sunk on the 1st of May, and has sent them to Hong Kong to be fully repaire J for active service. The open door policy as to. Trial shipments of American agri cultural products are to be sent to China, Japan and elsewhere in East ern Asia. Our farmers are feeding several foreign countries and, stand ready to enlarge their orders indefi nitely. School Bntertalnmeos at Liberty. The pupils of the Liberty school, under the direction of their teacher, Mies Bessie Hastings; gave a verj suc cessful and interesting entertainment at their school honse last Friday evening. The entertainment was given for the purpose of starting a school library, and the people of the district and surround ing country responded very liberally and by their actions showed that they con sidered this a step in the right direction. The evening's entertainment consisted of recitations, sorjgs and dialogues and the yery pleasing manner in which each one performed their part was proof that the teacher had token great interest in their training. After the literary pro gram was rendered the main feat a re of thu evening was performed, namely, the eati ig of the supper which had bee.i piepared by the ladies of the dit tricl. Several of the j oung ladies pres ent had prepared baskets with lunch for two, which were auctioned of! and sold to the highest bidder. This created a great deal of amusement and the young men were wondering who their partner would be. Some were succesful in secur ing the one they wished, others, someone else, and still others, who were not suc cessful in securing a basket at all. When the baskets were all sold a large cake was cnt into thirty pieces and each piece was numbered and sold for ten cents apiece and the one who secured the lucky number was presented with a fin ger ring.. The cake was made by a lady of the district and presented to the school. On the top of the cake in larce letters was .the word, "Santiago" in hoDor of our naval victory. . " Every one present was served with We were very sorry to find the follow ing letter from a Dalles resident in the Oregonian yesterday, having baen re ceived by the Bed Cross Society of Port land : "We are informed by good reliable persons that food and other articles that is sent to the soldiers is onened and taken ont the food you say is too rich for the soldiers, so you appropriate this to your own use, strange to say that you would run sach desperate chances with that rich food ; the mail also has been tampered with. Now if this pilfering is noc stopped you will get nto serious trouble." Being much surprised to find such a complaint bad been made from this city, we Immediately inquired as to what the general opinion in The Dalles is concerning the work of the Red Cross Society in Portland and the action of these noble ladies in regard to the mat ter referred to. As nearly as we cin determine, this is far from being the sentiment of the auxiliary in this city, or of any of those whom we have questioned who have eent boxes from here. On the con trary, the work done by that society has given entire satisfaction and their uc tiringjefforte, given gratuitously, highly commended. It is understood by all that in some cases re-packing was quite necessary and we are very grateful that it was done. Knowing that these ladiea belong to the best families in Portland and are certainly not in need of any of these little glasses of jelly, etc., sent to our soldier dovs, to assuage their own hanger, we resent such a preposterous idea. in every community are found sore heads, even in 1 he Dalles. Some peo ple would kick were they to . be given a seat next to the throne in heaven (.which is not likely in this case). We therefore beg the ladies of Portland to give little heed to such complaints, re membering that such peoplo are not representative Dallesites. Neither do our people commend such foolish ac cusations. Only a few days ago the Emergency Corps here received a request from these same pilferers (?) that reading matter be sent to the boys, as an opportunity will be afforded to ship it the last of the month. Their very acts have proven that they are heart and soul in the work for the good of our volunteers. 0 liine of Jast Received. No. 7 Woodland k stove...... ".- $7 50 No. 8 ." " Z:'ZZ 8.50 No. .8 Wood Garla: jr., cook stove 15.00 jno. o wood Lrarland, jr., reservoir and base 25.00 No. 8 Bridal Garland '" oq nn . . . No. 8 Bridal Garland and reservoir 33.00 No. 8 Home Garland cook stove 25.00 No. 8 Home Garland cook and reservoir...... 35.00 No. 8 Home Garland ran?fi ' An cm No. 8 Home Garland range and reservoir.. . 45.00 No. 8 Empire Garland steel range 45.00 Also a full line of Cole's Hot Blast Air Tight Heaters just received. Everybody knows that "Garland" stoves and ranges are the world s best. They combine elegant finish, durability, and con venience, with economy of fuel, and in spite of all competition hold their station far in advance ol all others. We take pleneure in call ing attention to our list of stoves on hand. Sold exclusively by MAIER & BENTON, BKsa.nlGri,ce,y The Dalles. Or. Wasco W arehouse Company READ EVERY ARTICLE. Here's Wbat Ton Want Presents. for Christmas Headquarters for Seed Grain of all kinds. Headquarters for Feed Grain ot j-u kinds. Headquarters for Rolled Grain, an kinds. Headquarters for Bran, Shorts, Sm?"l feed Headquarters for "Byers' Best" Pendle ton FlOUr Thia Flonr 18 manufactured expressly for family . , use: every sack is guaranteed to give satisfaction. Wa sell our goods lower than any honse in the trade, and if you don't think so call and get our prices and be convinced. Highest Prices Paid for Wheat. Barley and Oats. Simplicity Durability Rockford Quick Shot" 12-Plate Magazine Camera. Quick Sellers No Complaints Harry C. Liebe at 170, Second street in the Vogt block, carries a full line of ladles' .gentlemen's, and boys' watches in solid gold, gold filled, silver and nickel; lorgnette, silk, vest and fob chains. Chain bracelets, shirt studs, scarf and tie pins, brooches, link and lever but tons, collar buttons, lockets and emblem charms, 1847 Rogers Bros', knives, fork and spoons ; chocolate, tea and coffee, child's, and smoking sets ; cracker jars, berry, bon bon and butter dishes, bread and pin trays; napkin rings, berry spoons, sugar shells, butter, bread, cake and pie knives; manicure and toilet sets, Rings of all sizes and descriptions, nail files, book marks, paperknives, Salve jars, and numerous other Sterling silver novelties; wood, bronze and iron clocks, souvenir spoons. Spectacles fitted to suit. 13-tf Wheat, Etc. The wheat market is still in a dull condition, the price at present being 62 cents, with no hopeftri outlook. Oar local markets are as follows: Hay and grain Wheat, . $10 a ton. Timothy, $12. Oats, $24. Barley, (rolled) $24. Bran and shorts, $14. Potatoes 55 cents a sack. Cabbage lucent a pound. Cauliflower 75 cents a dozen. Celery 50 cents a dozen. Onions $1.35 a sack. Carrots, beets, turnips and parsnips 1 cent a pound. . Eggs Eastern, 25; Oregon, 30 cents. Butter Creamery, 55 ; dairy, 40 and 50 cents. . Chickens, $3 a dozen. Turkeys, 10 cents a pound. Bow to Look Good. Good looks are really more than skin deep, depending entirely on a healthy condition of all the vital organs. If the liver be inactive, you have a bilious look ; if your kidneys be effected, you have a pinched look. Secure good health and you will surely have good looks. . "Elec tric Bitters" is a good Alternative and Tonic. Acts directly on the stomach liver and kidneys. Purifies the blood, cures pimples, blotches and boils, and gives i good complexion. Every bottle guaranteed. Sold at Blakeley & Hough ton's drug store. 50 cents per bottle, a Chamberlain's Colic, . Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy can always be de pended upon and is pleasant and safe to take. Sold by Blakeley & Houghton. "Turn the lever and vou are readv for another." No plate holders with slides to draw. No sleeve or changing bag. No chance to fog plates. No failures. If you want 12 pictures Quick, bov the "Qnick-Shot.'J the only magazine cams era that holds the plates securely after they are exposed. No rattling or break ing of plates. Best on earth. 3x4J ...$6.00 4x5 $9.00 With one dozen plate holders. Manufactured under the Conley patents by the Rockford Silver Plate Co., ROCKFORD, ILL. We sell only through local agents. Ask onr j agents to show you this "Quick Shot." Ij.iV?;- X KM- S&rV. The Snipes-Kinersly Drug Co. AGENTS, The Dalles, Oregon. TO BE GIVEN BY Jaekson Engine Gompany 1, -ON- Friday Evening. Dec. 30, 1898. Tickets, $1.00 COMMITTEE ON ABBHN6EHENT8. Chas F Laner, Geo A Liebe, W H Butts, 1 John Blaser, A. Sandrock. ' ' . RECEPTION COMMITTEE. MT Nolan, F S Gunning, TJSeufert, J B Crossen, J S Fish, H J Maier, L Heppner, J P Mclnerny, E Schanno, W L Bradshaw. FLOOR COMMITTEE. Grant Mavs. J Hampshire, H Lonsdale, R B Sinnott, J Fisher, PSti tran, F Chrisman, N J Sinnott, FASeufert. C. J.;STUBMftG8 Wholesale and Retail ' ' Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Agency for the Greatest American Liquor Yellowstone Sour . Mash Whiskey. WHISKEY from $2.75 to $6 00 per itallup. (4 to 15 years old.) IMPORTED 00GNA0 from $7.00 to $12.00 per itBllon. (11 to 20 ybars old ALIICItIA IB.OI1U tn n. 3.25 to t6 00 per gallon. (4 to 11 years old.' ONLY THE PUREST LIQUORS SOLD. HOP GOLD SEES on draught, and Val Blatz and Hop Gold Beer in bottles Imported Ale and Porter. . - . ' ' -' 1 JOBBERS IN IMPORTED and DOMESTIC CIGARS.