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THE DALLES T.T CHRONICLE. SATURDAY. JANUARY 7. 1899
The Weekly Chronicle
THE TOROSTO WORLD RAVES
If the Toronto Daily World should
grow ft trifle moie rabid in it rantr-
inT3 agamsj r.ngssim " -
States, it will be in need of a straight
Through some peculiar process or
reasoning it has discovered that tbe
existing cordial feeling bet ween tbe
United States and Great Britain is a
dark eon-piracy against the Dominion
of Canada. Listen to some or its
v lias trie !tuurauMi ut
been suggested as the grand eh max
of the Anglo-American entente? We
would not be surprised to learo the
fact. Are we to remain passive ana
allow Great Britain and the United
States to settle our destiny as they
please? If Great Britain is prepared
o place Canada under the guardian
hip of the United States, would it
not be prudent on our part to advo
cate annexation pure ana simpler
Annexation would at least involve
nothing dishonorable, Canada would
escape tbe wrath to come, but how
about Great Britain?'
- Having th is dilated on the bor
rible thought of forcible annexation,
the World proceeds to point the
mo.ul and adorn its awful tale. A
political or partisan climax was ex
pected by the intelligent reader, and
thai expectation is borne out. The
World is after the scalp of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, the Canadian premier, and
concludes its jeremiad with a vicious
"And woe betide hny political
party in this country, or any politi
eian who would surrender any of our
positions. Neither Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Bor any other man can seek refuge
voder Lord Hersckell's robe- Any
kind of national concessions for an
ephemeral trade advantage would be
regarded by Canadians as suicidal.
Canadians are not contemplating
national suicide at this great junc
ture." - An 1 thus the cat jumps out of the
Congressman elect Roberts of Utah
"is a Mormon not only in church but
polygamous practice, and there are
rumors in the air that an effort will
be made to prevent his being seated
when he appears in Washington to
take the oath of office.
. Tbe gentile does things in a more
quiet way. It is a matter of com
mon notoriety that not a few of our
national solons maintain two estab
lishments, one at home, and tbe other
at ibe national capitol. What tbe
Jlormon does under color of his
church law the gentile does in dis
regard of all law, and , contrary to
public sentiment. But he only in
troduces one woman to the world as
Mrs. Congressman. Therein be bas
the better of tbe Mormon brother
who seeks to invest several women
with the appellation contrary to all
just ideas of decency and morality.
. Roberts should be kept out, at
least until he purges himself . of tbe
offense. For the other practicing
polygamists that infest Wanhington
there is no adequate remedy except a
proper cultivation of public opinion
to the point where such, conduct will
not be tolerated. Eugene Register.
Tbe Charleston News and Courier
says that Senator Hoar has laid 41 this
state and city under great obligation
to him by bis speech" at tbe recent
New England society's dinner in
Charleston. According to that paper
the speech "was worthy of him and
of Massachusetts." When we hear
this sort rt talk from the leading
paper of South Carolina about one
of tbe most radical of Republicans in
one of the most radical of Republican
states we see that nothing is left of
the old sectional spirit. In tbe con
troversy which convulsed tbe country
iii the 40s and 60s, and which
brought the civil war, Massachusetts
and South Carolina were the leaders
lespectively, on their sides. When
these two states get together, as they
nave done now, the reconciliation of
the sections must be completed. The
president's sympathetic and apprecia
tive words for the South on Lis re-
. . throughout that locality,
taken in connection with this clasp-
iDg of bands by Massachusetts and
South Carolina, shows that all trace
of the old sectional hostility bas been
THE PASSIM OF SOUTH L'RX
VEX OCR ATS.
Not one straight Democrat from
the Northern states will be a mem
ber of tbe next senate whose term
begins March 4th. Thirty euator
end their period of eervice on that
day, and in filling the rents ibe
Democrats ot the North will be en
tirely unrepresented. It is an ex
traoiJinary fact in American politics.
Tbe senators from Utah anJ Montana
will be elected by fusion legislatures
and are as much Populist as Demo
cratic. A close estimate of tbe next
senate is fifty-four Republicans,
twenty-six Democrats and ten Popu
lists and silventes, a Republican ma
jority over all of eighteen. The
twenty-six Democratic senators are
from the South, but that section is no
longer solid. It sends ten Republi
cans to the next senate. In five
years the Republicans have gained
eighteen scats in the senate. They
have been strengthened most in the
branch where stability is the great
est, a matter or unusual political
significance. The Democrats in the
next senate will number less than
one-third of the whole body, while
tbe Republicans will luck but six
votes of two-thirds. A remarkable
change has occurred in the senate,
but it has been spread over several
years and its full importance ha?
hardly been realized.
There is still, in a technical sense,
a Democratic party in the North. It
claims the name and is in possession
of tbe machinery. But the Demo
cratic party as it was has rasscd
away. The situation in tbe next sen
ate proves it. Gorman, of Maryland,
is among tbe missing. Murphy of
New York, Smith of New Jersey,
Gray of Delaware, Mitchell of Wis
consin, White of California, Turpic
of Indiana and Faulkner of West
Virginia are in bis company. There
are Republican gains over the Popu-
isls in the transmississippi region.
The passing of the Democratic party
occurred there some time ago. All
that remains of it is a minor element
available for nothing except fusion
combinations. Here is tbe remnant
of the fusion Democracy and Popu
lisra in the next senate: One mem
ber from Colorado, one from Idaho,
ono from Kansas, one from Montana,
two from Nevada, two from South
Dakota, two from Utah and one from
Washington. To this total of eleven
senators, of nil shades of opinion, is
the opposition reduced in tbe North.
As far as the senate is concerned, the
Northern Democrats are virtually ex
tidguished. So much for the Chicago
Looking over the whole field, there
is no encouragement whatever for
another debased money campaign.
Tbe senate blocks the way for a long
period. Even if the tide could set
in that direction during tbe next two
years, the fifty-sixth congress will be
in full accord with the president, and
will put up the legislative bars against
every form of tampering with the
100c dollar. Mr. Bryan's friends
may insist on bis rcnominalicn, but
they can not restore the conditions of
18'JO. Their opportunities lor mis
chief in 1900 will be infinitely less
than in the "first battle." Then they
had the senate, which will now be
against them. Sound money legisla
tion was then impossible. For the
next two years it will be easy. Tbe
fusionists two years ago bad a pro
gramme which they could have en
forced the moment they came into
power. All that is changed. Their
chance to upset the currency of the
country has petered out. Globe
The attorneys for Mrs. Botkin are
hanging their chief hope on the issue
of jurisdiction which they wiil raise
against the court in which the poison
er was convicted. Tho woman was
tried under the criminal code of Cali
fornia which covers crimes committed
in whole or in part in that stale, nnd
her lawyers raise the quibbling point
that the crime for which the was tried
was committed In another state. This
is flippant. If a murderer standing
on the California side of the line
should fire a rifle and kill a man
standing Just across the line in Ore-
gon. it would not be conteude.1 that
the crime was not committed in r"!Tlir L.d. wh h.t About i.ci.id
In the IJotKin ease
I .. - ... it.. n,..nmittj l rn
tuc crime wiw it wij - -
tirely in California, although the eon
seoucnees developed in another state.
Tbe malignant deed was conceived
,nd executed in California. There
there she should suner me vnau.
New York Tribune: Senator
Faulkner is another who bas been
classed as an nnti expansionist. He
is still opposed to expansion. But be
will vote for tbe ratification of the
treaty of pace. He sees what others
of the anti-exonnsionists appear not
to see, that the treaty does not ir
revocably fix every detail of our
national destiny for all time to come.
It closes the issues of the war and it
oiens tbe vast oppoitunities of peace.
That is all. The rest is left to con
gress that is, to the Ameiican'peo
ple. It is for the nation to determine,
after ratification, what it will do
with the Philippines. The treaty
does not settle that question. It
merely takes the islands from Spain
and puts tbem under our control, and
that is something it had to do, unless
this nation was to be branded with
bad faith and wanton inhumanity
such ps it would be difficult to find
paiallelcd in history.
The prevalence of grip in Eastern
cities has placed an embargo upon
that, most disgusting of all practices
promiscuous kissing. Sensible physi
cians plainly tell people that they
must stop this or take the conse
quences, as administered by that
dread malady, in aching bone's,
fevered bodies, slow convalescence
and big doctor's bills. "A word to
the wise," etc. It is doubtful, how-
ever, whether the wise need the word
here spoken, and equally doubtful
whether the foolish will heed it.
A new train between New York
and San Francisco will make the run
in four day", and the time from the
great metropolis to Oregon and
Washington points will from now on
be made almost as short. Yet when
these Pacific coast regions were an
nexed there were prophets who said
the country would be ruined by tak
ing in such distant territory.
Three hundred years ago a British
Admiral said the Spanish armada
"did not in all their sailing about
England so much as take one ship,
bark, pinnace or cockboat of ours, or
even burn so much as one sheep cote
on this land." History repeats it
self, but with more emphasis.
G. Wingfield is a visitor from Endert
by. H, R. Blue is in the city from Wapi
nitia. C. A. Monger came in from Grass
Marcus Long in confined to bis borne
today by sickness.
Dr. Chas. Adams is in the city from
Tygh, visiting relatives.
John W. Watson, formerly a Dalles
ite, is in tbe city from Portland,
Contractor Frye, of the Pacific Bridge
Co., left this afternoon ior Portland.
B. E. Snipes, an old Dalleeite of for
n.er years, is on the streets of the city
Mrs. A. Slnsher accompanied her
daughter to the city yeslerdav from
Mr. II. Glenn went to Portland this
morning, where he will meet Miss Ed
na, who is returning from a visit to San
Miss Eva Slnsher, accompanied by her
voung lady friends who spent the holi
days with her, came in from Dufur yes
terdav, and left for Portland this morn
ing, to resume her stndies at the uni
Mrs. Wm. VanBibber left thi morn
ing on a business trip to Olympia,
rank Wood left this morning for
Portland to attend the business college
in that city.
Dr. Hollister hat Just returned from
a professional trio into 8hrmnn
county, being called to consult with Dr.
C. McPherson, who has been spend
ing the holidays with his family in this
city, returned to his ranch near Hay
Creek this afternoon.
Came to my place in May, one bav
mare, weight about 000 pounds, and
branded with a cspital A. the cross line
of tbe letter resembling the letter v, on
the left shoulder. Owner can have th
me by cabin at my place and paying
B. E. SiM.rca,
m-LMF DIIMAUAV BOYS.
Being niucb interested in the three
. , wh0 ere d;8COvered in the box ear
0( fright train which arrived here
j early yesterday morning a reporter re-
run in to wie ciiy jan, u-io
foimd three boys, sitting side by side
against the wall in a dejected looking
condition. They were clad in a manner
which would not admit of tailing a trip
in winter without suffering from cold.
Being asked if they were cald on their
journey up, they answered that they
were nearlv froteu, which the night-
watchman said was the case when he
found them. As is ueual with mis
chievous children they teem very bright,
and there was no hesitancy as they
answered the questions asked, although
we afterward learned tbey had their
story well learned and hd told it so
often tbey had begun to think it true.
Tbey gave tbeir names as
Fred Matton, Guy Cooney and Martin
Tuney, aged 14, 12 and 10 respectively.
The youngest wat particularly bright
and said when asked bow they got here:
"We live in Albina and was tweepin'
wheat out of a box car when old 'Spider
Legs,' a man who alius shuts boys in
when they play in cars, shut ns up and
we couldn't git out. 'I ben the train
started, and we yelled, but nobody
heard us cause the cars made such a
Doiee, till we got here, then a man
brought us up here." The reporter then
said, "Did you sleep any laBt night?"
"Nop, didn't eleep none." "When are
you going home?" The little fellow
spoke up and said: "Guess my god
father, who works on the train Ml come
and take me." Mr. Lauer informed us
that a man called to gut him, but as
Superintendent Gardner, of tbe Boys'
and Girls' Aid Society, had answered his
telegram last evening saying the boys
bad ran away from the Society and ask
ing him to hold theui until he arrived,
he could not well let him go.
The little fellows teemed quite peni
tent last night and were said to le
crying as a gentleman passed the jail.
Afterwards the man returned and in
company with Mr. Lauer visited them,
and found them better contented. To
day he brought down some apples and
books, wLicb pleased them immensely.
The marshal has been very kind to
them; but the boys have been taught a
lesson which they will never forget, and
no doubt have decided it is better to be
under Mr. Gardner's kind protection,
than to come near freezing and then
spend several days in a jail.
COLUMBIA RIVER ROAD.
Mora Talk About tha Same Old Koad
Wonder Kit Will Materialise?
The Telegram bas the following con
cerning tbe much-talked-of railroad
from Crate's point to Columbus, rVe
wonder if its the same old talk, or
whether there's anything in it:
In a recent interview, Paul F. Mohr,
president of the Columbia River Naviga
tion railroad, around the rapids of the
Dalles, in Columbia river, said bis line
would be completed and ready for busi
ness before the end of next summer. The
road will be 20 miles long and of stand
ard gauge. It will extend from Crate's
point, below The Dalles, to Columbus,
opposite Grant's, on the Oregon side,
and tbe grade will Me through Washing
ton. Speaking of bis line, Mr. Mohr
"This line will be valuable chiefly for
the traffic it will get fro.u vessels bring
ing grain down tbe Columbia river. The
rapids around The Dalles are 13 miles
long, extending from Celilo to a point a
short distance above the town of The
Dalles. My road will cut across a level
land along the foot of the Klickitat hills,
opposite The Dalles, and run several
miles below The Dalles.
"The Klickitat valley sends out a mil
lion bushels of grain yearly, and a large
amount of this will probably come to my
road at Columbus.
"Work is not progressing on the line
just now, and will not be begun till tbe
"It wonld not pay to complete the
road nntil the Cascade bcks were open,
so the road was not rushed. Now the
locks are open, and the steamer taking
grain at Crate's point fiom our cars will
he able to carry it to the mouth of the
Columbia. The hauling of the grain on
tho Upper and the Lower Columbia
river by water will admit of a lower
transportation rate down the Columbia.
This reduced rate will not only redound
to the benefit of the shippers along that
route, but also to those shipping by rail
roads across the state of Washington to
t'uget sound. They will have to reduce
their rates to a comparative equal basis
so as to meet the water competition.
Paper and SJouvanlrs from Manila.
Through the kindness of Mrs. Arm
strong we have been permitted to peruse
"Freedom," an American paper pub
lished at Manila. Its contents was ex
tremely interesting, and contained many
articles by the volunteers. Beside the
papers tent her by her sons, was a novel
new year's card, npon which was
pictured a water bufXtlo hauling a num
ber of small natives ; across U e corner of
the card were the wordt "A Happy New
Year. A souvenir tong book, which has
No. 7 Woodland k stove $ 7.50
No. 8 " -". 8-50
No. 8 Wood Garlai jr., cook stove 15.00
No. 8 Wood Garland, jr., reservoir and base 25.00
No. 8 Bridal Garland 23.00
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 range 40.00
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
veyance, with economy of fuel, and in tpite of all competition hold
their station lar in advance ol all others. We take pleasure in call
ing attention to our list of stoves on hand. Sold exclusively by
MAIER & BENTON,
KiEKSr: rocery The Dalles, Or.
recently been issued, is filled with origi
nal songs and poems by members of the
various regiments of the Eighth Army
Corps. The following song was written
by Howell, of the Second Oregon, and is
sung to the air of "Nellie Grey" :
We are volunteers for freedom,
We've remembered well tho Maine,
We came west o'er the rolling of tbe sea;
We have beard the battle's thunder
And we've seen tbe fall of Spain
Now we long for our home-land of the free.
Chorus Oh, Oregon out home
Sweet Oregon so fair
for tby beauty we will e'er remember thee
We'll recroM tho rolling billow
To our Oregon bo dear
And our loved one in that home-land of tbe free.
We have een our Hag unfurling
From the shore to distant iliore
We have teen our glorious colors borne afar.
We have seen the famous Dewey
And his proud ship Baltimore
And hi squadron that fought the Spanish war.
Now we're waiting only waiting
For the order to return
Toour home In tbat great land beyond tbe sea
For the flame of love for Oregon
Shall e'er be seen to beam,
Oregon, In that home-land of Jtbe free.
2nd Oregon V. S. V.
A tlo WeltlDg
A party of appreciative friends laden
with tin ware, invaded tho pleasant
home ot James Dixon and wife of En-
dereby, on tbe second day of the new
year to help them celebrate tho tenth
anniversary of their wedding. Among;
the many presents were, a boiler, a col
ander, two sonp ladles, two comb cases,
two pie pans, a broiler and a dipper.
The presentation was made in a
humorous manner by P. P. Underwood.
About 2 p. m. the guests were invited to
partake of a most bonnteons dinner.
The way tome of tbem tackled and staid
with the turkey, chicken, cakes, pies
and other good things showed plainly
that tbey bad prepared for the occasion.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. L,
Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Fligg, Mr. and
Mrs. Chris Cummings, Mr. and Mrs.
Win. Endersby and son, Mr. and Mrs.
Gus Follmer, Mr. and Mrs. Urint
Smith and child, Mrs. Still and ton, Mr.
and Mrt. P. P. Underwood and daugh
ter, Bertha, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Covert
and son. About four o'clock the guests
departed to enjoy a gay sleigh ride
One or Them.
And Kill the wheat market fails to
look brighter, the price remaining at 64,
with small "hope of recovery." Local
markets are as follows :
Hy and grain Wheat hay, $12.
Timothy,$14. Oats, $.'4. Barley, (rolled)
$24. Bran and shorts, $18.
Potatoes 55 cents a sack.
Cabbage lucent a pound.
Cauliflower 90 cents a dozen.
Celery 60 cents a dozen.
Onions $1.35 a sack.
Carrots, beets, turnips and narsnioi
1 cent a pound.
Egge Eastern, 22; Oregon, 27n' cts.
Butter Creamery, 53; dairv. 30 and
Chickens, $2.75 adocen.
Turkeys, live,12cents a pound idressed.
Water Commissioners' Rprnal Meeting;.
A special meeting of ih w ater com.
missloners was called hiet night lor the
purpose of making a settlement nith the
Pacific Bridge Co., which has jimt com
pleted tbe work on the new water system.
Including extra work of extending
mains, etc., the bill of tbe company was
10,033.89, which was allowed and or
Other bills allowed were:
Wm Morganfield labor $u 00
Wm Nicholas, labor 15 IH)
Geo Reno, labor 4 t)Q
Wm Micbell, filing aw.'.'.'!!!!!!.' 25
J B Goit, work on map .', 21 00
Mayor Nolan III Tha Sewer System sad
Other Matter Discussed.
Thursday' Dally. '
Tbe first meeting lor the year 1899 wm
held last night, and at roll call the fol-
lowing councilmen answered present:
Kuck, Gunning, Keller, Stephens, k
Michelbach, Clough, Butts. Mayot I
Nolan being absent on account of sick-!
ness, C. F. Stephens took the chair.
The minutes of the last regular and '
special meetings were read and ap- '
proved. ' j
O. D. Doane, chairman of the board of
jchool directors, presented a petition for i
three new cross walks. One on Tenth,
east side of Court; one on Tenth, east?
side Union; and one on Union, south
side of Tenth. It was referred to the I
committee on street; and public prop-
erty, with power to act.
On recommendation of Kuck, Chas.
Schmidt was appointed to investigate '
the claims of the City against the county 1
The bill of Douglas Dufur for premium
on insurance, which had been referred
to the finance committee at the last
meeting, was ordered paid at the recom
mendation of Kuck.
Committee on streets and public
property was granted further time to in
vestigate tbe matter of buildings situated
on streets and public property, which
bad been referred to them at a previous
C. F. Stephen! then took'the floor and
in a forcible manner referred to the bad
condition of our sewer system, speaking
of the endless expense constantly re
quired to repair the same. This sugges
tion was timely as the city is certainly
in need ol a new sewer system. A
motion wat made and carried tbat the
committee on etreets and public property
be authorized and directedto ascertain
what system is necessary for present
Kuck then presented tbe need of a
finking fund, and on motion thejrecard-
er was authorized to draw a warrant on
the treasurer, in favor of the finance
committee, for $1000, to be invested in
county.warrants for the purpose of creat
ing a sinking fund to meet the future
obligations of the citv, the warrants to
draw interest at six per cent. Other
warrants for that amount to be drawn
until the surplus money is expended.
The blanket ordinance was then
brought up by Councilman Stephens,
the purpose of which is to create a sink
ing fund. Council then appointed a
committee of three, consisting of Steph
ens, Butts and Gunning to act with tbe
recorder In drawing up an ordinance to
be presented to the council. The follow
ing bills were then allowed, at the close
of which the meeting adjourned.
C F Lauer, marshal $75 00
G J Brown, engineer 75 00
Adolph I'hirman, nightwatchman 0 00
U J Crandull, treasurer 20 00
N II Gates, recorder 60 00
I) 8 Dufur, premium on insurance 50 66
Maiera lienton, mdsu 1 06
R Cooper, nine corde oak wood. . . 45 00
111 llpnzle, hauling
Jew T Peters A Co., lumber
V H (tunning, repairs
Dalle 1. 11111I1 Co, Immirr
i' K II111 ham, Imiilirnf
E lleiij iiiiinx, mw liik! wniiil
Dalle Water works, atr rent.
M T Nolan, tiiil.
.1 W U'llitiinori, lull r
John Hi ehner, reeling hose. . . .
Chat .tones, lulxir
Chas Kletirer, labor
Mrs Frazier, mealt
Calif Restaurant, meals
Cash In tear Chech.
All coutitr warrant! registered prior
to Feb. 1, 18P5, will be paid at my
office. Jnterett ceases after Nov. 14,
18!H. C. L. pHii-tiPf,