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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1899.
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mji tLt it U groo more rkfdJjj
to whkk tie wU rttsit look for tbe ,
ceoUtrcf Aascn potr in tbi
tear fa tare." TUi U aoi faoIUJ
opioioo, but, u lbecUe dispttchw.
re!te, S cofcaoo to Bri.uh ttoecU
of Anserk.-o itfirk. bo ncogniie
the pover ab'I lie cxpbire tpirit
fif the Wt witbout betoz Ue to
e i plain whj people o fr nmored
from tbe eWxd ttoa!4 be to inx
toot to tequift urtl dominion.
Tbere is bo mjrtefj, bowerer,
sboot the tmbitfoo or aboat tbe
(trtogtb UiaI is bck of it. Tbe West
U do tbe gorprniDg fictor in tbe
Mtion't politic by force of auoiberi,
n4 iU it3uetce is iocrttHng every
jetr, becaote it U (till tbe growing
part of tbe con a try. Tberefore, what
it want is Wabiogtoa it is likely to
get, abd it taU caval domioton,
for tbe very w'mte rrwon tbat narai
dominion will facilitate trade.
Tbougb tbe West U IdUd'I, it is
eobftaatiy lookiDg ootwinl, because
it is a tremecidous producer of ex
porU. And as its vatt resources are
fortber developed tBe diversity it its
exports wbicb bas bfguo tlresdy will
lncreaM aod compel a recourse to
still wider and wider soarkets. It is
tatursl, tberefore, tbat tbe West
tbouM look forward eagerly to a
time wben American commercial su
premacy sball be fortiBed by maii
time supremacy and wben tbe Amer
ican flag will always be supported by
adequate force wbetever it may
wave. Cbicago Times Herald.
i as cow cocftiteted is
jnoM. Tbe people cn
i t , .?.-mEt tn the 011 territory.
f A vsv aaviv v -
'preaect feeble outcry will bereqaireJ
j to breai tbe existicg sys?eia.
Tbere acst be long agitation, and
come dav a ertat oorisiez at tbe
baHotbox, before tbe e lectio a of
Coiled States sex a tors will be passed
over to tbe people.
Tbeywact cn.y w oe , U . , , : ordered paid
.".ttaJote. Tbey can tLrjye axai-, ' , J. B.Croa. for labor f t 2o
i. . . , . '1.1 ,rJ Otes ata i-jiz em40jes, ana L.:dia 4c Cottar paia bonds.
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BOt get at( , S. Boltm, cecretary aaoarj
tin jt-cw of oar ecorm , u k.
We send our mails j TfnBn.
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over 17?,C3 mi's ot railway and i Kbardsoo! biackfmitbinc!..
nn'.i r,;'.t.f aki J! tr! Mays ACrowe, sopx 5 51
.... I Ward it Koberatoa. carriare 1 00
rocles, embracing steaasoip liae. Tim-MocnUneT. aoppiiea 2 25
THE OPPOSEXTS OP THE TREATY
FOUkTEKN WERE HIOIIT.
If General Grant still lived, in tbe
full possession of lis faculties, be
. could not txpresa himself upon tie
Vre&t question of tbe day moie
strongly and pointedly tban be did
in bis second inaugural address,
March 4, 1 871. "I do not," be said,
ibare In tbe apprebension held by
"many as to tbe danger of govern
fcooenU becoming weskened and de
stroyed by reason of tbeir extension
of territory. Commerce education
and rapid transit of tho gbt and
matter by telegraph and steam have
changed all t'jis. Uatber, I believe
that our Great Maker is preparing
tbe world in bis own good way to be
come one nation, speaking one lang
uage, and wben armies and navies
will no longer be required."
'I he question of expansion at that
time in its immediate practical bear
ing was of comparatively trivial mo
ment. It Is related to a small island
fa the West Indies which Denmark
was willing lo sell to this country.
At that time the country at large
took no interest in the subject.
The United States bas bad twenty,
four presidents, and with the one ex.
co pi ion of Grovcr Cleveland not one
of thern all ever opposed the exten
sion of our national territory, and no
fewer than fourteen of them left
records In support of the expansion
policy. In one way or another each
one of the fourteen declared by deed
or word what General Grunt so well
exprested In the words quoted above.
REN ATOM AL ELECTIONS.
No one is Mind to the evils of the
existing plan of electing United
States senalorj, soys the Spokesman.
Ilcview. The system is known to be
corrupting disturbing, demoralizing.
Legislative sessions are thrown Into
a fever of excitement, members ore
bribed with money and the spoils of
odlce, legislation is neglected or
enacted without due consideration,
and log-rolling combinations are
made under which worthy measures
may be defeated and vicious bills en
acted. Yet tbe system goes on, and it Is
feared it will continue, bcciuso it
suits some powerful Interests. Tho
Tbe eouBtry is tired of tbe per
form aoce of tbe little gang of Demo
cratic DBtlco&tenU and obstruction
ists sxd of Republican renegades who
have been delaying tbe ratification of
tbe Spanish treaty. Tbe treaty was
laid before the senate oo January 4U,
jast after tbe holiday recess. Tbat
is twenty-three days ago. Tbe gen
eral expectation was at tbat time tbat
it would be ratified in two or three
weeks at tbe latest. Nobody bad
any right to suppose it would be held
op longer than (bat No other peace
treaty was ever delayed so long as
Ibis one has been. The confedera
lion congress ratified tbe treaty of
17e3 with England at tbe close of tbe
wtr of independence in one day. In
less tban a wef k the senate disposed
of the treaty of 1SU, which biougbt
tbe second war with England to
close. Even tbe treaty at tbe close
of tbe war wita Mexico, which was
antagonized by several elements, and
which was amended, was before the
senate only seventeen days, or six
days less tban tbe lime which has al
ready passed since the Spanish treaty
went to tbat chamber.
Moreover, the delay in the present
instance is inexcusable. Ostensibly
the opposition to tbe. treaty repre
sents the hostility to the retention of
the Philippines which is manifested
by the fragment of obstructionists.
Tbe treaty, however, settles nothing
as to tbe ultimate fate of the islands.
Tho attitude which tbe United States
shall take toward tbem in the future
is not determined by the treaty.
That com fact cedes them to this
country, but the country can do what
it pleases with them after it is signed.
No policy is formulated in the treaty
or even hinted at. Spain gives the
islands to us, and we can and will do j
with them what the majority of the
people dictate. The treaty leaves
our bands entirely free in this par
ticular. We can give the islands in
dependence or we can establish a ter
ritorial government In them and
thus start tbem on the road to state
hood, as the interests or desires of
the country may determine. The
treaty does nothing except bring
peace, and peace can not be deGnite-
ly established until the treaty is
The principal offenders in this con
spiracy against the country's interests
and wishes arc the little band of Re
publicans led by Hoar and Hale. The
Democrats' opposition is easily un
derstood. They want to embarrass
the administration and humiliate the
Republican party. Hut Hale, Hoar
and Mason lack this excuse for tbeir
perversity. Presumably these gentle
men want themselves to be cons id
ered Republicans still, although their
acts would bring disgrace upon the
party if it could be he'd responsible
for them. Their conduct admits of
no extenuation or apology. More
over, their blindness and folly are
sure to get a fitting and emphatic re
buke by their chamber, for tho treaty
will pass without the alteration of a
syllable. The Republican party will
not compromise with this gong of
Democratic and Republican copper
heads. Tho treaty will not be
amended. No pledges of any sort
regarding the fure fate of the
Philippines will be made by the ad
ministration or by sny of its friends
In congress. The vote will be had
on February Cth, at the hour stipu
lated. The wrath of the people,
which Is already aroused against the
stages aad other methods of carrying
maiL Germany comes next, with
29,634 railway miles and 67,066
miles of otber service. Our postal
can last year ran 264,654.908 miles,
those of Germsry 124,550,625 miles,
and those of France 75,212,765. We
spent oo postal service id 1898, 190
626,269. Germany was second with
$74,337,430, and Great Britain third
wita 1 10,139,835. Oregon ian
Senator Stewart bas succeeded
bis ambition to get a tbiid term from
Nevada. Tbe senator, originally
elected as a Republican, was an
active member of tb convention
tbat nominated Bryan. He is noted
for bis devotion to silver except ip
bis private contracts, which stipulate
tbat payment most be made in gold
D. C. Ilerrin is in tbe city.
Jacob Iiaar, oi Portland, is in the city,
B. E. Knipts, of Seattle, is a Dalles
Meesr. L. S. Dob'.e and Chauncey
jicuontia, oi rortiana. are in the c;ty
C. B. Durbin came op from Portland
latt night and will leave in tbe morning
lor tiis rancn near Antelope.
Frank Peaslee is in tbe city from his
farm near Twickenham, visiting hit
sister, Mrs. A. S. Mac Allister.
Inspector of Halls E. 8. Edwards, and
Inspector of Boilers Geo. F. Fuller, left
on the morning train lor rortland.
Professor and Mrs. McEwcn. accom
panied by their son and little daughter.
arrived on tne late train last nigbt.
Mrs. M. French, who 'went to Hood
River to attend the funeral of Melvio.
infant son of Rev. and Mis. Jenkins, re
turned home lael night.
C. J. Van Duyn. who has beeu in
Portland for the past few days, returned
on last night's train, and will leave for
bis home in Tvgh tomorrow.
Dr. U. C. Hollister. who was called to
ln!ar lo consult with Dr. Dodus regard
ing the caee of T. Qtiinn, returned home
this afternoon.. Tbe doctor reports a
In this citv. Thursday. Feb. 2. 1899.
to Mr. and Mrs. J. Hadlev. a son.
Bealp Boavr BUI Panic tbe Hour.
Stati Hoisk, Salem, Feb. 3. Wil-
iamson's bill, termed the sealp bounty
bill, passed the boose today. This bill
provides that a tax of one and one-half
cents be levied on each bead of sheep
appearing on the assessment rolls, to
create a fund to be known as tbe scalp
bounty fund. Also one providing for
the payment of a tax on personal prop
erty where the property is located.
The governor today signed the reap,
portionment bill. Also six cbsrter bills
and one creating tbe office of state biolo
gist. A measure providing for a lien on
farm products, for tbe purpose of pro
tecting farm laborers, passed the house.
The senate worked on routine busi
ness this morning.
List night the legislature was occu
pied with tbe charter bill.
I. C. icke)jn. supplies 1 d0
Maier A Bee too, supplies 73 75
Tbe committee appoint! to see a boat
esrtecdiog the nasi a o Al vord aad Madi-
i son streets reported tbat tbey made an
asended tbat a fire bydrant only, be
placed on said streets. On motion it
was ordered tbat a bydrant be placed on
streets as above named.
J. W. French appeared before tbe
com mission and requested tbat they
make an extension of tbe water main on
Second street lo the east end of tbe
Wasco Warehouse. Tbe commission de
cided not lo take Immediate action re-
rardiog the matter farther than instruct
ing the secretary to communicate with
the Oregon Iron and Steel Works of
Port land, as to the cost per ponnd of fonr
and six-inch, cast iron pipe and tbe
number of pounds per foot, so tbe com
mission would koow tbe exact cost of
expense of patting in the extention as
In the matter of Dalles City water rent
for fire protection. Dalles City is pay in
the sum of thirty-two dollars per month
for the same, and as tbe commission bas
made valuable improvements in the
water system and bas placed several new
hydrants in desirable locations it ap
pearea to tne commission that the sum
heretofore paid was not sufficient for the
protection received. It was therefore
ordered that the amount be increased to
tbe sum of sixty dollars per month.
Ibe superintendent handed in tbe
following report :
Total bank account ,1409 75
Cash collected duringJannary. . 1161 00
total delinquent 248 75
The treasurer reported as follows:
To bal, cish on hand . $5370 75
Kecd. during mo ... . 1174 30
Total cash 46545 05
By warrants redeemed S6347 26
Balance cash on hand. $ 197 79
SUBJECTS FOR CHARITY.
The btllai Boy to H Taken to the Boy1
and Girls' Aid Mocloty, and tba
Mother to tna Poor Farm. -
. To Whom It May Concern : I have
this day disposed of tbe dental office
heretofore occupied by me, to Dr. G. E.
Sanders, who will continue tbe same in
the rooms formerly occupied by me In
the Chapman block, The Dalles, Oregon.
I take pleasure In recommending Dr.
Sanders to all my old friends and
patrons and ask for him a continuous of
the liberal patronage heretofore given
I have seen Dr. Sanders work for the
last four years and I must say it places
biin among the best operator of the
present time. And I am sure that be
will treat all who call upon him kindly,
patiently, intelligently and fairly.
S. II. Frazieb.
The Dalles, Oregon, Jan. 31, 1899.
In Olden THnai
People overlooked the importance of
permanently beneficial effects and were
satisfied with the transient action ; but
now that it is generally known that
Syrup of Figs will permanently over
come habitual constipation, well in
formed people will not buy other laxa
tives, which act for a time, but finally
injur the system. Buy the genuine,
made by the California Fig Syrnp Co.
A case deserving of special attention
1 .I. . 1 . . i
auu me cnaruv oi tne rjeorj a
brought before Judge Mays yesterday by
several citizens, under whose notice it
came. It is that of the Stiles familv.
who for some time bas resided in a
little house up in tbe pines. The family
consists of a mother and four boys, the
father having been killed two years ago
while working on threshing machine
t Henry Gilpin's place near this city.
blnce then tbe mother bas been endear
uriuK io support mem, Dut owing to a
lack of training herself, and what might
termed incompetency to manage
tbem. has made almost a dismal failure
Now the poor woman is ill and unabl"
to further provide, and tbe county ba
taken the matter in hand. The twon
younger boys are sged 6 and 11 years.
while the older ones are 13 and 16 years
old. With some training they may be
taught to be good, industrious boys.
Accordingly, Superintendent Gardner,
of the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society, was
telephoned for and will arrive tonight.
Tomorrow be will look into the case and
if he deem it best, take them to that
In the meantime a committee of
citizens has been busily engaged in
making the boys respectable looking
and has - patronized Parkins' bath
rooms, tbe clothing stores, etc., so tbat
their former friends would hardly recog
nize in them the boys of yesterday.
We have beard of the effects of a
rattlesnake bite, wben the skin of tbe
person turns brown and spotted. Such
is the case of one of these boys, who was
some years ego bitten by a rattlesnake.
Mrs. Stiles bas been made comfortable
and will be taken to the county poor
farm until she recovers. Thinking that
she would no doubt appreciate a picture
oi her sons who are to leave her, Mr.
Gifford kindly took their photographs
today, which will be presented to her.
Latent From Halem.
stove $ 7.50
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 range are tbe
world's best. They combine elegant finish, durability, and con
veyance, with economy of fuel, and in spite of all competition hold
tbeir station far in advance oi all others. We take pleasure in call
ing attention to oor list of stoves on band. Sold exclusively by
MAO & BENTON,
The Dalles, Or.
Hardware and Grocery
bat leaving provision In tbe governors
bands, for tbe borne and certain rnles
turning tbeir pension over to the borne.
Tbey also reported a bill on tbe subject.
Tbe senate passed tbe direct legisla
SHOULD NOT BE LEASED.
o Says Oar Correspondent Let Othtra
tpeak on Ihr Habject.
Sai.m, Capitol, February 2. Curtis
amendment to the law protecting salmon
paesed the bouse. The bill providing for
convict labor on public highways passed
The bill granting a charter to Wood
burn passed the Louse. At a special
session of the joint committee appointed
to investigate tbe affairs at tbe soldier's
borne reported today. They made full
examination and exonerated Byers,
praising bis management. They also
recommended repealing the law where
by the board of trustees were appointed,
To the Stockmen, Farmers and all
other Citizens of the State of Oregon :
ine point we wish to make in this com
munication is to show that onr timber
reserve should not be leased for tbe pur
pose of pasturing stock.
Tbe timber reserve of tbe Cascade
mountains in Oregon extends from the
Columbia on th North to the California
line on the south and without definite
figures we estimate its breadth at about
sixty miles. Thirty miles from the ex
treme east and west brings as to tbe
summit of these heavy timbered mount
ains, tbe west side of which is more
dense with timber and undergrowth.
Thirty years ago this timber belt was
the largest of any body of timber in the
world of equal dimensions. Tbe silt
moss sticks and leaves bad formed
seed bed all over the ground from one to
tea inches deep, and the undergrowth
small and Urge timber, was so thick that
you could not get through it with
horse, where now you can drive through
it with horses and wagon, and in places
almost to tbe summit. We are speaking
more particularly of tbe east side of tbe
reserve, for it is in a much dryer climate
than tbe west. In traveling down these
mountains east about ten or fifteen miles
the high riJges begin to get thinner of
timber and soon you come to traces
bunch grass and open ridges, but the
hill sides and hollows were yet densely
timbered. The snow fell very deep in
winter upon this thick mulching of silt,
moss, sticks and leave before mentioned
nd also among tbe thick undergrowth
nd trees which would cause the snow
to go off very slow, in fact, it would last
some years, until almost tbe first of
August and tie ground then was very
loose and absorbed the water from the
melting snow like a sponge, and thus
seeps slowly into the creeks and keeps
tbem flush all tbe season.
A great change Is now being wrought
in many of these things. Our timber,
the pride and boast of tbe United States,
and the peer of the world, is being
wasted, and detlroyed much faster than
ever oeiore. Wbo can comnntn ha
value of tbe timber wantonly destroyed
in the last eight or ten years j or what it
would be worth when our commerce haa
ttained its full development in the
orient, which market will be almost
We bear some one crylne. vUionai .
for by tbe rule of progress we. nor our
children, will ever see a market for this
We answer, that we already live in a
roe when all things are worked bv the
ouble rule of progress and now who
can tell what a year may bring forth, es
pecially, if we judge the fatur by the
Let us again turn from fancies to facts.
Large tracts of this indispensihle and es
sential seed bed before spoken of, is uiw
destroyed by fires and the tramping of
herds, and is bare and dusty, opon
which the snows fall in winter. With
mn.ch of the timber, the undergrowth
and mulching gone, the first winds and
warm sun of the spring melts this snow
very rapidly causing the rivers and
creeks to ovei flow their banks and wash
ing away many seres of valuable lsnd as
well as precipitating and running off the
whole season's waters in a very few
In tbs hot summer time the herds are
kept tbe most of the time on the creeks
and other watering places and from
these places the freshets take all their
filth and deposits down the mountain
streams, and fouls all tbe water and air
in the settlements below. Our rivers
and creeks are affording more impure
water; the air is drier and less healthj
our seasons have less rain in spring and
summer, and our crops are shorter.
It will be very nice for this peerless
belt of timber to be parceled out tons
and leased to os for the pittance of one
cent a head per year. If we can thus
succeed, we can safely promise tbat in
lees than eight years we can make ot it
the best stock ranges on the Pacific
coast, and by that .time we can herd on
every foot of this now grand timber re
serve, and will have truly "killed the
goose that laid the golden egg."
une proposition more claims a few
thoughts here, and that is this, that
herding stock on tbe timber reserve is a
benefit to it. Does this need repeating?
Will any man say who was in this helt
of timber thirty years ago, that it is now
Kaia l. : i . i ... .
..o., .u.iicr, larmier ana moreyrmng
timber; the water plentier; the seasons
damper; the climate bealtherand all to
gether the country was better? We have
been more or less familiar with this tim
ber belt for the lost thirty-five year and
know whereof we speak. U. Ricx. S
Dealoeea Cannot ba Cared
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of tbe ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness
and that is by constitutional remedies
Deafness is caused by an Inflamed con
dition of the mucous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. Wben this tube is in
flamed yon have a rumbling sound or
imperfect hearing, and when it Is en
tirely closed, Deafness is the reanlt. ent
unless the inflammation can be taken !
out ana this tube restored to its normal
condition, bearing will be destroyed for
ever; nlnecass out of ten are caused
by catarrh, which is nothing but an In
flamed condiiion of the mucous sur
faces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (caused bv catarrh
that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Send for circulars; free.
F. J. Chxnxv A Co.. Toledo. O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c. 8-10
Tbe National Board of Fire Under
writers of New York have iust mailed .
copy of rules governing the construction
of Acetylene Qas Generator to Pmf. P.
G, Datlt. These rnlpa r-
by tbem to every Underwriters Anima
tion in the country. The Eagle Gas
Generator which he represents i. il.
only machine of which they know in the
marxet mat is constructed exactly in
line with these specifications and this
fact should convince prospective buyers
to look first, before Durehinr nv
other cheap generators, as the Insurance
company will not pay any claims, ex
cept all the rules have been complied
TV lb II a M
Treat Saunders has nurd.,,! il.a
wood business of J. T. Reynolds in Ihii
city. Those desiring good wnn,l .ill !
him by ringing up 'phone number 12.
It will neither make you
nor break you if you don't
try Schilling's Best
but you'll miss somcthinc
For sale by
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