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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 35, 1899
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TREAT Til EM ROYALLY.
An effort Las been made by th.e
National Educational Association to
jiersuatle the editors from all over
the United State to meet with them
at Los Angeles, instead of in Tort
land, as was decided at their last
meeting In Denver. In this they
were not successful, as anyone who
was present at the time Oregon was
voted on, would have had no hesita
tion in predicting.
The National Editorial Association
wants to come to Portland, and come
she will, reaching here on the glorious
Fourth of July, and remaining here
two weeks, which will give them
ample lime to find out that this is
thb stute of the Union. We'll show
tbeui a thing or two, and perhaps
three or four. But there is a re
sponsibility in having such a body of
representative me'h within our bor
ders, for it is the chance of a lifetime
to advertise iu manner that will be
more beneficial than any yet under
taken. Each editor as he retnrns to
to his home paper, full of enthusiasm
over the grandeur of our scenery, our
wonderful resources, and the whole
souled manner in which they were
welcomed by the people of the state,
will immediately write column after
column in its praise, and descriptive
of the trip. Therefore we should
spare no pains nor forethought in
working up every detail of the meet
ing. The O. R. fe N. Co., through Its
passenger department, is in a great
measure responsible for their coming,
and there is reason to believe that
the other roads will do their duty in
the matter. What about Oregonians
individually ? Every hamlet, village
and town should deem it a matter of
personal interest to its citizens to
help the committee along with their
arrangement!. There is some talk of
bringing our guests up the Columbia
to The Dalles. This trip could be
made in a day, thus giving them an
opportunity to view some of tl.e
, grandest scenery in the world, and
impress them with the fact that there
is such a plare ns The Dalles, one of
U be most beautifully situated the'
One thing we are assured of, and
that is that our visitors from the East
cannot tail to be impressed with the
cordiality of Western people. When
upon walking through the various
cars which composed the train-load
of editors on the recent trip through
Colorado, there was no ditDculty in
determining which contained Wes
terners and Southerners by the dif
ferent atmosphere which distin
guished them from the reserve and
icv formality which was apparent
id the other cars, surely it will
be felt when with open arms we
greet them on our own shores.
Knowing from experience what re
sults will follow a meeting of this
sort, we are anxious that Oregon
Diake such a showing as only a state
with her opportunities can make.
HOLLAND IS THE EAST INDIES
There is a conspicuous lack of
analysis in the alarmist fulminations
ngainst the so-called ''imperialistic
policy" which is said to go with the
requisition of the Philippines. The
opponents of retention have set up a
"man of straw," and are beating it
with every cudgel at their command.
They are assuming that in some way
the United States is going to convert
itself suddenly into another Roman
empire, extend its sway to the great
er part of the earth, become charged
with the "splendid barbarism" of
ancient Home, and eventually go to
smash as Rome went. In brief, they
have become so deluded In their own
vivid imagination tbut they no
longer pause to listen to the calm
voice of reason.
There is io greater probability
of the people cf the United States
drifting into Roman methods of colo
nization thin there Is of their going
back to the use of sandals and tunic.
We have a different people, with
differeul lines of thought, different
traditions, different customs, different
laws and ethics, different ways of
transacting commerce, carrying on
industry and making laws.
These are times of almost univers
al knowledge. Illiteracy in this
country has been almost extin
guished. The searchlight is always
turned against the capital at Wash
ington; the people know always what
their servants are doing, and have
quick and sufficient meant of nj ply
ing a corrective, if it le needed.
The day has gone by when the
United Mates might have been a
great coloLbl power, even if it so
willed. The powers of Europe have
partitioned the wild places among
themselves. They have chalked off
all of Africa; the American conti
nent is appropriated, and little is
left of Asia.
Even if the American people were
dead-set for a colonial policy, the
most they could expect would be the
acquisition here and there of minor
points of vantage from which to di
rect our growing foreign commerce.
At the utmost, we shall never possess
foreign holdings equal even to those
held by the little kingdom of Hol
land. Holland, with an army of a
few thousand soldiers, has an East
Indian empire of 718,000 square
miles, and rules over 81,000,000
East Indians. Its subjects there are
closely akin to the Filipinos. For the
most part they are Malays, and un
der the wise and benificent rule of
the Netherlands, they are contented
and happy, just as the Filipinos would
be contented and progressive under
the benificent protection of tbo Unit
ed Stales government, if certain
United States senators would cease!
conspiring with Aguinaldo and his
agents and help to uphold the hands
of our forces in the islands.
J. Theodore Van Gestel, who has
studied the Dutch East Indian pos
sessions for years, and who is con
versant with the native character,
says, in this connection:
"It is not by the rifle and the law
book that the Dutch seek to civilize
savage races, but rather by gradual
and gentle persuasion away from evil,
showing all the while a consistent re
spect for the native religion and pre
judices, and, above all, governing en
tirely through the native chiefs."
Some such methods the United
States would employ if the Philip
pine islands were retained under the
flag of the Union. But we cannot
govern through the native chiefs
until certain United States senators
and representatives stop their sedi
tious work of "egging" on these na
tive chieftains to armed resistance
against the benign authorities of this
CHIEF DANGER TO OTIS.
General Otis, governor of the
Philippines, believes the problem of
pacification will be solved when be
has the leaders of the revolt in ' his
guard house. If the plans of the ad
ministration do not miscarry; the
scamps who have been leading the
ignorant natives to ruin will be
brought up with a round turn. There
is danger, however, that the war de
partment contemplates meddling in
the Philippines. Up to this juncture
it has kept its hands off, and there
has been a succession of victories
and not a single mistake. If Otis
and Dewey begin to receive orders
at long range the prolongation of the
rebellion may be safely counted upon.
Admiral Dewey is now cutting off
supplies from Asiatic ports and Gen
eral Otis sees to it that the insurg
ents are given little comfort in the
islands. The combination, unham
pered, will win in short order. If
Secretary Alger attempts to run
things from Lis Washington ofllce the
only solution of the problem is to cut
the cables and delay the mails.
WHAT THE WORLD THINKS.
What the English Saturday Re
view says is not always, pleasant but
it is usually close to the truth
and Is valuable as reflecting faith
fully the opinion of a considciable
portion of the British race. Its state
ment in regard to the war investigat
ing commission thai, "It is an as-
tounding scandal to find officials who
are responsible for the gross irregu
larities and mismanagement of the
war carefully whitewashed, while a
plain dealing soldier like General
Miles is discredited," shows that the
political character of the so cklle.l
"investigation" is understood in Eu
roje. The of inion held by the Saturday
Review is the one held by the world.
Records may be a'tered and efforts
made to change history in the ir
terests of the incompetent officials
who so lamentably faile J in their du
ty at the time of the greatest need,
but the world knows the truth. Al
gerian will always be regarded with
Congress has conferred a great
favor upon Helen Gould for her pa
triotic services during tbo war, by
voting ber a gold medal, to be pre
sented to her by the president in
person. Miss Gould is certainly
worthy of this rare, and, perhaps, un
precedentcd distinction. She not only
generously opened her purse for the
benefit of the army, but she accoui
panicd the soldiers to Cuba, where
she nursed the sick and wounded
with the spirit of a Florence Night
ingale, she is the only one of her
class who ever in the history of tbia
country abandoned the regal luxuries
of a palatial home that she might
care for the sick in camp and the
wounded on the battle field. Tele
"We may regard the situation be
fore us as a burden or as an oppor
tunity," said the president at Boston,
"but whether the one or the other, it
is here, and conscience and civiliza
tion require us to meet it bravely."
Those who consider the Philippines
a burden can study these words with
Great Britain and the United
States have pooled issues at Apia,
and will vote for Malietoa for king
for the ensuing term. This practio
ally insures his election, as there are
enough warships anchored in the har
bor to insist upon a fair count.
The fundamental cause of all the
trouble in the United States army
seems to be that the war with Spain
was too easy,
It will soon be Hawaii's turn to
hold a World's fair under the pro
tecting folds cf the great American
Aguinaldo is said to be a great
lover of music. Ho draws the line,
however, at in American quickstep.
The general appropriation bill, passed
at the recent session of the legislature,
and which has been filed with the secre
tary of state, carries appropriations ag
gregating $963,137.32. Add to this the
foO.OOO University appropriation, and
the $00,000 militia fund, lor which no
special appropriation is necessary, and
the total amounts to $1,033,137. The
special appropriation bill of II. B. No.
383, by Representative Reach, which is
now in the bands of the governor, will
bring the total appropriation up to
nearly $1,400,000, provided the last
named bill becomes a law. This is
about an average of the amounts appro
priated during recent years, as will be
seen by the following, show inn the totals
of the appropriation bills during the
ten years :
SesBion of 1808. ; $ 041,990.00
Session of 1891 1,200,337.18
8ession of 1893 2,159,861,67
Session of 1895 '. 1,527,935.99
Session (special) of 1898 1,337,947.40
The appropriation bill for the session
of 1893 was by far the largest ever passed
by the Oregon legislature, but that bill
contained several unusually large items,
not now provided for, as follows : For
the Eastern Oregon insane asylum,
$168,000; for additional buildings at the
reform school, $78,000; dormitories at
the state university, $25,000; for rew
buildings and cells at the penitentiary,
$52,500, and other similar items.
The smallest thiugs may exert the
greatest influence. De Witt's Little
Early Risers are unequaled for overcom
ing constipation and liver trouble. Bmall
pill, best pill, safe pills. Snipes-Kin-
ersly Drug Co. ,
tea baking powder
coffee flavoring extracts
soda and spices
are as good for your
health as they arc for your
For sale by
Yandugn, Adams 8i Co.
Tygh Valley, On.
OUR FARMERS' INSTITUTE
Will Be Meld Here o Wedoeedey
Taarta'aj 4 Good Froru.
The liveliest dun in the state was in
the city last eveuing R. C. Ju Uon, in
dustrial agent of the O. R. A X. Com
pany. If we had a few more such un
tiring workers as he, we would have an
immigration such as the state cou!d not
He is now hoMing institutes in differ
ent towns, and after one he is now pre
paring to be held in Milton, he will
reach The Dalies on Tuesday, February
28th, to complete arrangements for the
farmers' institute to be held here on
Wednesday and Thursday, the 1st and
2d of next month. Those who remember
that through bis efforts the wool-growers'
convention was the success it was
last year, will know what to expect of
this meeting. While it will be especial
ly instructive to (aimers, it will be little
less interesting to our citizens, and al
though the former are urged, for their
own good, to make an effort to be pres
ent. It is also expected that Dalles peo
ple will appreciate the opportunity.
Among the speakers who will lie pres
ent are Hon. James Withycombe, who
will speak on "Tillage a Factor In the
Conservation of Moisture." Prof. A. B.
Cordley has for biB subject "Fruit Pests
and Spraying;" Prof. A. E. Lake, "The
Coming Horticultural Problems;"' Prof.
G.W. Shaw,"Education of the Future;"
Prof. A. B. Leckerby, the well known
expert on grasses, "How to Make Our
Homes Pleasant;" and Prof. W. W.
Phillips will speak on an all-important
subject to fruit-raisers, "The Packing
of Fruit for Eastern Markets."
The ladies are not to be forgotten, and
it is to be hoped that oar friends from
tbo country will bring their wives and
daughters. All who have heard of the
famous lectures on cooking by Miss Susie
Tracy in Portland, will be glad to know
that she will be here on the 2d and give
an illustrated lecture on the subject.
Mrs. Dr. Snell, ottbe state university,
will also speak during the institute, on
"Hygiene of the Home." This question
is one which should interest everyone.
The meeting will be held in the court
room, and with such a program it should
A WASHINGTON AFTERNOON.
The Ladies of tit Aid Society and Their
Friend Ulghly Entertained.
. Washington's birthday was not forgot
ten yesterday by the Ladies' Aid Society
of the Congregational church, who cele
brated it in a very happy manner, being
entertained by Mrs. G. E. Sanders and
Mrs. J. M. Huntington, at the home of
About eighty ladies were present, in
cluding many members of the Good In
tent Society of the M. E. church and
outside friends. Each was met at the
door by two diminutive George Wash
ington and two Martha Wasbingtons,
who presented them with a small sou
venir flag and ushered them into the
parlors, when they found themselves in
a most patriotic atmosphere. Every
where was the red, white and blue, re
lieved by evergreens, and ever present
was the memorable hatchet. The dining
room was especially beautiful iu its de
coration, the bunting forming a canopy
and the pretty foliage and berries of the
California pepper tree were much in
As an opening, all joined in singing
"America", after which a short program
was given. Mrs. Myers read an excel
lent paper on "The Life of George Wash
ington;" Mrs. Huntington and Mrs.
Corson sang a very pretty duet; Miss
dishing rendered "Ben Bolt", with
guitar accompaniment, and then all
were expectant, as it had been an
nounced that A. R. Thompson, J. Hunt
ington and G. E. Sanders wonld sing a
trio. The ladies had gotten their smell
ing salts out and made np their minds,
come what would, they would "face ths
the music." What was their surprise
(having t not calculated upon the little
sons having been given their fathers'
names when christened) as in walked
the junior A. K., G. E. and J. Of course
the pleasant surprise added to the enjoy
ment of their selection, which was very
Elaborate refreshments were served
after all had joined heartily In playing
games, "staye coach" being the very
amusing game chosen as the favorite.
Not only was the social nart of the
afternoon very suecesoful ; but the ladies
added to the fund of their society a neat
ltowa the Hoiimin.
In a letter written from New York to
the Metho list Sunday tcbool here, their
superintendent, Mrs. S. French, says.
regarding a trip down the Hudson :
"Now we start down the Hudson,
whose famed scenery is known even in
our little town, The Dalles. Winter's
snow has hidden very largely Its beauty,
for I am sure its reputation consists not
in the rugged baldness of its cliffs and
high banks, but In its green gratses and
trees. Our road is along Its eastern
Dank, and that it very much like the
southern bank of the Colombia at The
Dalles; while the western bank is high,
and near the city, rocky, Am sure yoa
have seen views of the palisades of the
Hudson; these may seem high, abrupt,
and grand to Eastern eyes, but to one
whose Ideals have found realisation in
the grand mountain cliffs of our noble
Columbia, they are insignlflcent affairs,
"V dtBtk 4OT WsssK IV
No. 7 Woodland k
& No. 8 "
A No. 8 Wood Garla. jr., cook stove 15.00
!I No. 8 Wood Garland, jr., reservoir and base 25.00
K No. 8 Bridal Garland 23.00
P 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
K No. 8 Home Garland range and reservoir.... 45.00
y No. 8 Em oire Garland steel ranee 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 A
world's best. They combine elegant finish, durability, and con-
vtniance, with economy of fuel, and in spite of all competition bold 0
their station lar in advance ol all others. We take pleasure in call-
ing attention'to our list of stores on hand. Sold exclusively by 0
MAIER & BENTON,
&r.c,oc'y The Dalles, Or. i
True, there are wooded hills on both
sides of the river in places, and one spot
in particular reminds me of our Western
views of the mountains where they meet
below The Dalles, only the hills had lost
considerable in height. These have
many evergreen trees on them, but the
trees are dwarfs besides the firs of Ore
gon. All the way along on the high
lands we saw many magnificent homes,
and many towns of considerable size,
with smoking chimneys that marked the
busy factory ; in fancy we hear the whirr
of many wheels and watched the
throngs of operators supported by these
"The Hudson was frozen over, and
many hundred men and horses were
gathering the glittering ice into the
large ice bouses that almost continuous
ly line the river sides.
''We also saw great numbers of ice
boats, those affairs that the magazines
have so cleverly and truthfully pictured
as sources of easy and very enjoyable
pleasure to their owners. We were un
tortnnate in not seeing any in use, but
as the ice was covered by snow, sup
posed that was why they nearly all
were standing with sails furled and
tightly lashed to their masts.
"The day was delightful, the sun
shone brightly, and ns we neared the
great city the snow was fast disappear
ing, and our last look at the Hudson
showed a broad stream free of ice and
full of boats and shipping."
NO STOCK OF ANY KINO.
Our Correspondent Wmhea All Stock
Tut Dalles, Feb. 20, '99.
. We have seemed to have had a mild
attack by W. E. G. through your issue
of the 15th lost.; therefore, with your
kind permission, we will try to show
that it was some cattle man or men that
he was training his guns on. Our posi
tion is that there shall be no driving up
on, herding, or pasturing our timber re
serve with stock of any kind ; and right
here we will say that we feel as proud of
the sheep industry as any man, and have
always been found working hard for that
ladastry with ballot and political in
fluence. Can W. E. G. say as much?
We perhaps would know Mr. W. K. G.
better if he wonld give us the name his
mother gave him.
For the sake of the forest reserve and
forest influences, we say all herds off;
and a strong government police on. The
policy of requiring those who lease the
reserve to take with them from 400 to
600 pounds of grass seed to sow in the
mountains implies that they must burn
off the ground, or hunt for places where
someone else has fired the mountains
for it would be o' no use to sow the grass
seed among the forest leaves.
Another very Important reason why
the herds should be kept off the reserve
Is that there is not half room for all and
thus the more pity that the forests an 1
S. WILKINSON &. CO.,
General Storage and Forwarding.
F. B. SAUNDERS, MGR.
Wool and Grain.
wooi itium roa iiitim
eoMaioNMiara aouciTia. r""T-
First St., Bet. Wash, and Federal,
HIU I II I eceivea.
stove $ 7.50
climate should suffer so much injury for
the benefit of so few. It Is doubtful if
there has been as little enow in the
mountains for the last forty years u
there i today. Fourteen years airo last
month was the last deep snow that hu
fallen In this country, and the water bit
not run out on the bedrock but very
little since that deep snow.
Before that year, it was very common
for the snows to fall deep and the waten
to run in the little draws and on tht
bedrock nntil in the month of May and
first of Jone. Mr. W. E. G. says that
wheat conld not be raised on then
plateaos (bunch grass land ) twentv vesrt
ago. Say, W. E. G., go ask your poppy
about that, if yon have one. J. J. Grif
fin more than twenty years ago raised I
field of wheat that averaged forty bosh-
els to the acre, and a few other measured
acres averaged sixty bushels to the acts.
More than thirty years ago the writer
raised barley on this bunchgraes land
that grew so tall and heavy that k
lodged in places.
Since about fourteen veara ao onr
snows have been less abundant, osr
rains havt been less and more irregulti
and crops lighter and our climate drier,
Give us back the mulchino- on tht
ground, the under growth and timber
destroyed by fires, the snows that we
held by these until late in the sprint;
and then agree this mighty forest in
summer will Inhale at nicht waten
from the snows beneath, the dews sd4
rains from above and in the hot an m met
days will exhale thousands of tons ol
water that will Imnresnatri thla dn
atmosphere of Eastern Origon and will
generate dews and snows which 'will
again give us good crops.
For authentic information nn fnrant
climatic influences see botletinNo. J
for 1892 by secretary of arglcsl
ture. WV ar olnrt in tVio ..i: t ....
us east of Mt. Hood by Com. Hermani
a boi lonn ny a. i. Urmsby, fores
superintendent. H. Rice.
Kegnrdlng the (school Laws.
The following circular letter, No. S,
has been Issued by J. II. Ackermas.
superintendent of public instruction,
anil was received by Supt. Gilbert yes
Rai.m, Oregon. Feb. 22. 18!)!).
To County Scpkrintcndk.nts:
Gentlemen Kn mn innn:.i..
coming to the office re'ative to the
cnooi laws made by the legislative si-
ftlflhlv that T l..nn i i. k .
w T 1 II 11 1 11 lent W
answer a few by a circular letter nntil I
shall have the laws printed for geiinrsl
distribution, which will be done in
1. (jualifieations for vot-rs at school
meet in lis and for nelinol i.ffinan mnuli
as prescribed at the special session.
2. There is no emergency clause W
the "Duly Educational Hill."
a. mere is an emnrifnav nnw to
e "Heed Bill" which allows a school
district to retain the amount on handst
inn annual scnooi meeting np to and in
cluding fifty dollars. '
mere is no change In the time ot
the annual school meeting.
J. If. ACKKKMA V,
Supt. I'ub. Instruction.
THE DALLES, OB.