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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1898.
The Weekly Ghroniele.
SECTIONALISM .GIVING WAY.
All the speeches at the Atlanta
peace jubilee express a national senti
ment and feeling of fraternity' re
gardless of state lines such as the
country never witnessed before on
the same scale. The memory of few
living persons reacnes back to a time
when sectional iufluences in the
country were not at work. More
than forty years ago the spirit of
division became acute and one ot ibe
most desperate and destructive wars
. of history followed. For a time after
that tremendous conflict . the South To the credit of the youug women
took but a limited interest in public of Denver we are glad to . say that
affairs. When its political activities they did not forget their maidenly
rPvivAd. the old sectional lines were modesty so far as to vie with each
its hands by such a compact, even
with England. There is a strong
probability that thfr relations between
the two countries will be harmonious
heiea iter. Certainly everybody in
this country hopes they will be so.
An alliance, however, would not pre
vent discord if there was a spirit
which tended in . that direction in
both countries. An alliance can al
ways be evaded if there is a desire to
escape it, bat an understanding based
on common interests and aspirations,
as at present, will be binding without
any formal agreement. The alliance
talk will find no favor in the United
ELEPHANT BLOCKED THE WAY. instead, n may Here be stated that
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H . Strim. Experience. 1 e? ar? no the S. but the young
m, . . t,. . , grub ants; the eg-es are too small to be
This story cornea from Birmingham, ... ..oS , . T .
x- . , , , ".TV seen well with the naked eye. "Insect
England: . The clergyman of a neigh-1 . Botsford Com
boring town was returning home on his . , . t,r . """'wiu
,. i -n . . r. B , . . stock, in Chautauquac.
bicycle. He had been preaching in an ( , ' 2
adjoining village, and this means of I THE CARE-FREE VIENNESE,
locomotion was the one most suited to
hia tMtM and to hi nnrP.TiiPTMi. Th i ThcJr Rely Take Life Serioulrf (in
distinctly drawn, and south and north
still confronted each other in con
cress and in general elections. But
time has gradually softened old
causes of unpleasantness. Many in
. truth were superficial. Nothing more
was' needed to clear them away than
some event calculated to arouse
American patriotism wherever it
existed, A foieign war brought from
verv state in the union the same re
sponse of courage and devotion
other for the privilege of kissing
Lieutenant Hobson. In truth, the
osculatory exhibition was entirely
dispensed with in that city. It seems
that the further west Hobson traveled
the fewer young women be met will
ing to make silly exhibitions of them
selves. Hobson has almost reached
the danger line of ridicule, and there
is nothing that so fast destroys a man
in the estimation of the public as be
ing made a part of its laughing stock,
More than they realized the people of Abuse creates sympathy, but ridicule'
all the states had drawn nearer each gives birth to contempt. He yet has
other in the sense of nationality. The time to pull himself together and not
Atlanta love feast is but one of
several demonstrations of the fact,
There is no reason why the old
lines of past differences and dissen
sions should be oeipetualed in oui
politics. They serve no good pur
pose and do not fit existing condi
tions.. The country would be bene.
fited by a larger share in public af
fairs of the strong men of the south,
On leading questions they are by no
means all ot one opinion. Yet . the
bonds of sectionalism hitherto have
proved stronger than others. One
evil entailed by clinging to past ideas
permit his sudden leap into fame turn
his head so that the navy department
may lose confidence in him. This is
easily done, and to regain it may cost
efforts of a lifetime. Telegram.
If Grover Cleveland had gone
south when he was president, and
made a speech declaring that the
nation should care for the confederate
dead, and worn the badge of a con
federate veteran. Grand, Army posts
would not have passed resolutions
commending his acts. A different
song would have been sung. The
is the marked decline in the south of difference is due in part to the more
active participation in politics. The
whole vote in Mississippi, Louisana
or Arkansas in the November elec
tion was smaller than in a single con
gressional district in St Louis. A
governor was elected in South Caro-
cordial feeling which has arisen be
tween the north and the south as a re
sult of the recent war, and largely to
the fact that President McKinley,
having fought with the union armies
has a better right to be magnanimous
night was dark, and the rays of the
reverend gentleman's lamp did - not
pierce-far into the gloom. Suddenly
something seemed to loom large, vague
and ominous before his eyea. He had a
short sensation that he was rushing
on to some unknown doom; there was
a collision with something soft and of
shape most curious, and away flew the
machine one way and the cleric the
other. When the reverend cyclist had
pulled himself together he heard noises,
end there was a gleam of a lantern
near at hand, nickering as though in
dicative of much agitation. Through
the darkness came a sleepy-looking
man, rubbing his eyes. From him the
cleric discovered that there was an ele
phant stretched across the rather nar
row road. The animal had been as
awkward as "My Lord the Elephant"
of Eudyard Kipling creation. True, he
was not blocking a pass, but he had
fallen in the road on his side, and had
stopped there, refusing to move. He
belonged to a circus, did this trunked
obstruction, in course of transition
from one town to another, and since
his fall had been left in charge of two
men with lanterns, who appear to have
fallen asleep. Beyond a few quiet and
quaint utterances, the elephant did not
mind. What the front wheel of the
bicycle thought about it i3 not known.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
lma by an aggregate vote smaller than I than the president who hired a sub-
wat cast in a third of the St. Louis
wards. Again the south is threatened
with abstention in politics, and this is
not good for itself. A Democratic
paper in EichmoLd remarks: "We
Stitute and staid at
A French paper says of the Ameri
cans and the Nicaragua canal: "Their
I 3 : . . 11 1 1 "
believe that one of the greatest needs """ lor
will lead to that success which only
in the south todaj is a strong minor
ity paity, and there would be such a
(mrty but for the peculiar conditions.'
What these are should awaken south
Gen. Wheeler, in a speech at
Atlanta, mentioned a fact that is often
overlooked. He said the records of
the civil war show that "the people
of the slaveholding states were al
most equally divided, those who
fought under the stars and stripes of
the anion being fully equal in num
ber to those who arrayed themselves
under the stars and bars of the con
federacy." This helps to explain
the small vote in the eouth. An
enormous number of southern citi-
.zens are evidently
"the present political action
upon sectional traditions. In a
national matter, like the war with
Spain, the south stands ready to per
form its full duty and easily supplies
men of brains and character to as
A Chinese typewriter has been in-
vented by Dr. Sheffield, of Jungeho,
China, which lias a wheel carrying over
4,000 characters, arranged in 30 circles
It is said to exceed so far the speed of
the swiftest Chinese writer, that its
value is assured.
Heretofore, perfumery has been de
tached from flowers by soaking them in
lard. A Parisian has now found a way
of gathering the fragrance by simply
soaking Ihe. flowers in water, a process
which can be repeated several times
without destroying the flowers,
Nearly 43,000 patents were granted
by the United State's patent office last
year, or mere than in any preceding
year. Inventive genius is evidently
active in this country. ot one in
hundred of these inventions will per
haps ever come into practical use.
The iotzl va'i:e-cf the mineral prod
ucts of this country last year is re-
ported to be sbcut $740,000,000. The
greatest loss is in silver. The yield
was 2,370,000 ounces less than in 1S90,
and the value dropped about $5,700,000,
The gain- in gold was 127,000 ounces, or
"During the course of a recent lee-
tare at Montevideo," says Science, "Dr.
Sanarelli stated that the serum he has
obtained from the animals with which
he has been experimenting, is effective
against yellow fever, and that it will
very probably cure yellow fever in hu
The Massachusetts cattle commis
sioners' annual report, just issued, says
that the number of cattle paid for as
victims of tuberculosis during the year
was 5,253, and the amount paid for them
was $179,867. Quarantine and killing
expenses and arbitration brought the
average amouht paid for condemned
resolution, tenacity of purpose, with
the best machinery and ah abundance
of dollars, can accomplish." Uncle. cattle to $34 per head.
Sam's qualifications for a big under
taking are beginning to he under
Mr. Bailey said in a recent speech
in Texas that if congress had recog
nized Cuban independence at the
proper time there would have been
no war. The inference is. that Spain
would have packed up and left with
out a fight. : Mr. Bailey is an amus
The Aleutian Islands number 150,
the Hawaiian group fifteen anJ the
dissatisfied with r"' w c 3
based mate, 1400' A total of over 1500
islands m tne Pacific insures for
Uncle Sam a commercial future in
the region where the day begins.
This' nation," . says Mr. Bryan,
"can not endure half republic and
sume a due place in the leadership, half colony, half free and half vassal'
But, politically, it has not been living
in the present, not sustaining the part
for which it is qualified by ability and
strong American qualities. It cer
tainly does not pay to grow inert or
indifferent in politics, and this argu
ment can be urged as outside of and
more important than any -merely
partisan consideration. Globe Demo
As no one has made the proposition
it is not worth while to demolish it.
But this nation can stand the results
of a Dewey victory.
Dees and Ants
The discovery which the Ameiican
peace commissioners are said to have
made that there is no widespread
popular demand in England for an
American alliance ought to put a
stop to the talk from Cushman K.
Davis in favor of a league between
this country, England and Japan.
England is not the sort of a nation
which would enter into an offensive
and defensive, alliance in time of
peace with any country. Still less is
tl.. T". iteJ States . a nation which
a the absence, as at present,
Hobson having sailed for Manila,
news of bis arrival there will be
awaited with interest. The country
will be curious to learn whether dele
gations of dark-eyed Filipino girls
will be waiting on the wharf for
Are You Interested?
The O. B. Si N. Co'a Saw Book
On the Resoarses of Oregon, Washing
ton and Idaho is being distributed. Oar
readers are ' requested to forward the
addresses of their Eastern friends and
acquaintances, and a copy of the work
will re Bent them free. This ia a mat
ter all ehould be interested in, and we
wonld ask that everyone take an in
terest and forward each addresses to W.
H. Hpblbubt, General Passenger Agent.
ado w of outside pressure, tie O. R. & N. Co., Portland.
That Look After the
The care of the young is always con
sidered one of the most important ol
the industries of the commune. Among
the bees and ants the care of the young
is relegated to the younger sisters, al
though the elders 'do not scorn these
duties if they find their performance
necessary. However, the first work oi
the ant or bee just emerge! from the
pupa state is that of nurse, and a most
tender and devoted one she is. Espe
cially are the ant nurses solicitous
about the health and comfort of theii
small charges. In some species the
young ant grubs are assorted into sizes,
those of the same age being kept in the
same apartment, suggesting a graded
school. When the ant babies are hun
gry they stretch up like young birds,
and their nurses regurgitate partly di
gested food into the gaping, hungry
mouths. The nurses keep them very
clean by licking them with their long
tongues, and, what is more interesting,
are very careful to keep them in the
right temperature. When the sun
shines hot on the nest in the morning
the nurses carry their charges -to the
lower compartments, but toward night
they carry them again to the upper
nurseries. The' nurses show great in
terest in the young when they emerge
from the pupa state, helping them to
straighten out their newly freed an
tennae and legs, then taking a hand at j
their education by leading them around
the city and showing them the ways of
the formic world. . -
All the members of the insect com
mune are shining lights in their devo
tion to the young. The moment an ant
nest is attacked those citizens who are
not detailed to fight the intruders will
snatch up the babies and flee- with
them to places of safety, or when hard
pressed will fight to the death for their
protection. This is worthy of note,
since it is not the mother instinct for
saving her youncr but is a race instinct
Icsa at a. Funeral.
The native Viennese ia a jolly, good
natured, shiftless creature.
No people on the earth are so jolly, or
so easily and so much amused. Go to
the Prater, the largest public park in
Europe, and from a hundred different
beer-gardens comes the noise of toot
ing brass bands and stamping feet and
beating drums. Merry-go-rounds swing
old and young, and dime museums and
music halls are as full of people as they
are -empty of decency. Go to the thea
ters on any night, and you will find
them crowded by an enthusiastic audi
ence, the galleries filled by noisy stu
dents and working girts. The court
theaters, : which present cn'y legiti
mate dramas and operas, have also their
numerous devotees. Go to the coffee
houses, of which there is one on every
corner, and you will find them full,
especially in the afternoon, with mer
chants with their noses in the news;
papers, and clerks sipping their Mocha,
and officers smoking their cigars, and
cue-pushing and card-shuffling youths.
At night these coffee houses become the
rendezvous of the lower element. I
have never ' seen the Viennese serious,
unless it be at a funeral, and I suppose
that even out of that he manages to get
some fun. Yet he is easily excited, and
although loyal and law-abiding, his
good nature may quickly turn into a
fiery passion, end a Viennese riot is a
serious matter. Edward A. Steiner,
in Woman's Home Companion.
REMOVING THE KINKS.
Engine Gompaoy flo. 1,
EYeniag, Dec. 30, 1898.
- - - - $1.00
COMMITTER ON AEBHNGESIENT8.
ChasFLauer, Geo A Liebe, W H Butst, John Blaser, A. Sandrock.
M T Nolan, Gannin?, T J Seufert, J B Crcesen, J S Fish,
H J Maier, L Heppner, J P Mcinerny, E Schanno,
, W L Bradehaw.
Grant Mays, J Hampshire, H Lonsdale, R B Sinnott, J Fisher,
P St i--. mac, FChrieman, N J Sinnott, F A Seufert.
Dt tie Congregaiionai GH
Colored - Kl-ilstcrs In V.'pp.aiacton
Preach Thai "Ilcil In Ynulty. '
Tie co!creJ rnristrrs cf Washington
a;e prc-achi.-j that "flerh is-vauily
frcm a polrt cf vir-.v wfcicli ('ces cot
givs their white !:r:tirci. n-y trouble,
v cn -r.c
i:zg streets .
in the St. Lguis
:'.CTrd ia a show
: riscipal shop
c:lcr-:d pccplc! Blank's
b-3 tike tha klr.k out of
yc-!T Vz:r r.r.d nie it-silky, ecXt, pllabla
Thea fdlsw frstrcctlcss for the
use ac-ccmpnzivil by t::e p-.-.r.rantee of
b;r!ee3r.crs aud by ether statements
zalcolaled to cnc-.urcjr? the explication
of the- pr:pcrt:c2. 13:: i the sign is ret
what draws tha colored pecpie to the
vrincow arcl causes theo to Terrain
there v. -th cdniirirg gaze. The bottom
of the. show window is plied high with
black hair in the natcral state. There
is enocgh to make a geed beginning
rrith a mattress. Above are exhibits of
what "U'.ank's take-cat-kick" can do.
Switches afld bangs and braids end
ether forms cf black hair, soft and
glossy and wavy, are shcv.ji iu strong
contrast with the ravr material under
neath. The Firtt is tcE-.ptatlaa. Col
ored pastors cf Washington have dis
covered that - the fashion to experi
ment with "talce-out-kink" is sweeping
through their congregations. They nre
denouncing frc-m the pulpit in vigorous
language the wickedness of trying to
change the natural order of capillary
ANAiUUi) i KiHtirfl.
Oregon Viavi Company,
Boom 7, over French'! Bank.
i 10 4 p. m-.
Charlotte F. Roberta.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, -
THE DALLES, OSKGON
Office OVt Fint Nat Bank.
Popped the Cacstlon Before HI
Wife V.'a;i Ecnil.
Widowers, as vrcll as1 widows, are the
targets fcr mr.ry jekes. Here is a
story they tell cf a iarrrerin acertain
co'urfy ret 50 rr.iles away from St.
Louis, says the Hepublic:
His wife ban teen ia poor health for
some time, and one cisy he was called
in ircm nis ivors uecause sue was so
much worse. The neighbor women told
him to hurry to town for the doctor. He
rushed out to the stable, saddled a horse
and gal'.oped toward the village, a few
As he rede he met an interesting wid
ow. She was interesting because she had
been a widew but s-lx months, and the
departed one had left a good farm to
her. Of course, she wondered why
Neighbor Jones was hurrying so. She
called to him to know what .was the
matter. , He pulled up his horse, turned
toward her and said:
My wife is very sick. They don't
think she will live, and I am on'my way
for the doctor." He paused and seemtd
about to ride on, but a thought struck
him. He leane'l over toward the widow
and asked, anxiously:
"If she does die, will you have me?"
She Was Costly.
"The man I refused," she. said soft
ly, "is now rich, while the man I ac
cepted is poor."
"Of course," replied" her dearest
friend, "it would be just the same- if
you had married the other."
The young matron could readily see
that this was a' reflection upon her,
but it was two days before she was
able to see in just what way, and even
then she wasn't sure of it. Chicago
. . Boiled Chocolate Glaze.
Place a small saucepan over the fire
with one pound sugar, one-quarter
pound grated chocolate and one-half
pint water; stir and boil till it will
form a thread between two fingers;
remove from fire and stir until a thin
skin forms on top of glaze; then use
at- once; spread evenly all over the
cake and set a few minutes in a cool
oven. American Queen. v
In Manitoba you can turn a furrow
many miles long and not encounter a
stone as large as your fist. The earth,
for a distance down from three to five
feet is a rich, black loam, made by cen
turies and centuries of decaying vegeta
De Witt's Little Early Risers,
The iaotiHU little Dili.
DECEMBER 28th, 1898,
At 8 o'clock sharp.
Capture and Escape,
Re-Capture and Parole
SEVEN MONTHS IN "LIBBY,"
' Or the Pleasant Part of the Imprisonment.
BY CAPTAIN JOHN W. LEWIS.
Chicamauga; The "Eebel Yell ;" Captured; A Gentleman ; General Joa
Wheeler ; A Friend in Need ; General Doff; Green of Georgia ; A Bunch of Flow
ers; Militia; Petersburg; Richmond; Libby; Greenbac-ke; Rations; Interior of
Libb v ; Cooking; Boll Call; Amusements; Tame Mice; Minstrels; Raiders:
Skirmishing; Belle Isle; A Loaf of Bread; The "Saltans;" Battle of Chatta
nooga; Christmas. Kilpatrick; Escapes; Young Men of That Time; Noted Men
in the Libby ; Noted Visitors ; General A. P. Hill ; General John H. Morgan ; the
Guard; Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg; Escape Through the Tunnol; Recaptured
and Paroled ; Captain Hatch, C. S. A. The Flag of Oar Nation.
omir; to tr)e propt
Slowly, but sorely, J. H. Cross with a magnificent stock of staple
and fancy groceries. Hia constant and enormous daily Bales gives evi
dence ot satisfaction to the people. In connection with his splendid gro
cery trade, be does a marvelous Hay, Grain and Feed business. He
carries in stock
Wild Grass Hay,
Baled Straw, Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats, Corn, Buckwheat, Roll Bar
ley, Middling, Shorts, Bran and Shorts and Lite Bran.
He also has the largest and best assortment of garden and grass seeds
in Eastern Oregon. Experience baa demonstrated the wisdom of fall
planting in many lines of seeds, each as onion, turnip, lettuce, spinach,
peas and others. He deals in Chickens, Turkeys, Docks and Geese.
Also daily bays and Bells fresh eggs. All orders intrusted to hia care
will be filled with fidelity and dispatch and delivered free to any part of
the city. Thankful to the public for their confidence and patronage in
. the pa6t will endeavor by fair dealing to merit a continnance of the same.
J. H. CROSS.
Cor. Second and Federal St 8.,
The Dalles, Oregon.
lasco Warehouse G
Headquarters for Seed Grain of ail kinds.
Headquarters for Feed Grain ot pii kinds.
Headquarters for Rolled Grain, ail kinds.
Headquarters for Bran, Shorts, fnf"ukFnEdE9,
Headquarters for "Byers Best" Pendle
This Floor ia manufactured expressly for family
use : every sack ia enaranteed to trive satisfaction.
Wa eeli onr goods lower than any bonee in the trade, and if yon don't think bo.
call and get our prices and be convinced. ' "
Highest Prices Paid for Wheat. Barley and Oats.