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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE SATURDAY. MARCH 11, 1899.
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17 E 0 I NFL VENCES.
Idaho suffers from tbe same handi
cap as does Washington, in having
one side of tbe state arrayed cgalnst
tbe other. Tbe lack of unanimity in
tbe Boise legislature is apparent in
voting appropriations for tbe Lewis
ton normal school and tbe state uui
versity. Both are excellent institu
tions, tbe personnel of their faculties
comparing favorably with thai of any
college in the union. Yearly tbe at
tendance grows laiger, and almost,
daily the needs ot these institutions
demand that the state be more liberal
iu its expenditures.
Educational institutions fare badly
iu tbe Inland Empire. It required
a determined struggle t) obtain rec
ognition for the Cheney Dormal
school in Washington, and it appears
the north Idaho schools are also
fighting for their existence with a
legislature that should welcome the
growth of culture and learning of
their neighbors' sons and daughters.
In tbe older and more settled states
th3 keenest pride is exhibited in uni
versities and colleges. Few there
are in tbe far East which have cot
been endowed by wealthy men.
Money almost without stint is al
lowed by the state, and every en
. couragement is given the boards of
education to develop their theories
and improve the moral and mental
tone of the youth.
The tremendous influence for good
Ihese institutions exert is not realized
by tbe legislators of these new state?.
Their attention is more readily ai
tracted by new penitentiaries and
xeform schools, expensive capitol
' buildings and junketing trips for tbe
members of tbe li"islalure.
THE STEADY ADVANCE.
There Is a class of men who be
lieve tbat national prosperity does
loot exist, just because a boom is not
rushing double eagles into their
.-pockets, in the little patch of tbe
"United .States where they chance to
The heavy, unsolicited advanco in
'waes just recently made by iron
Hesters and other great producers,
An the East, is a living example of
the upward movement of the times.
These manufacturers who have added
ten per cent to the wages of their
lielp, employ more people than the
entiie population of tbe state of
Hence it sounds so silly to bear an
occasional small business man of
Portland say tbat tbe country is
going to tbe devil, because he can
observe no betterment in bis indi
vidual condition above that of thiee
These instances, however, fortu
nately are rare. And when one does
spring up, tbe complainant either is
devoid of energy or neglects to
advertise in a scientific style. Tele
gram. THE PARTITION OF CHINA.
Critics of the Paris treaty speak of
expansion as a monstrous evil a
policy freighted with destruction and
despair, says the Review. They lose
sight of tbe indisputable truth, which
all history proclaims, that the po
litical divisions of the earth must
expand or contract, must absorb or
Countries are great under ex
pansion, reach their supremacy of
power when they cease to expand,
and pass into decline with the loss
of their possessions. Thus Rome,
thus Turkey, thus Spain; and thus
For centuries the Chinese empire
Las adhered to the doctrine of se
clusion. Its boundary was long
guarded by a great wall ; its ports
were closed against the world's
fleets; and its statesmen refused to
participate in the diplomacy of na
tions. The results speak for 'them
selves. The Chinese nation has
grown narrow, conceited and impo
Its history has been written,
tvi tlia i?reat book is soon to
closed. Russia, Germany, England.
Japan, and now Italy, bave entered
upon the work of breaking the empire
! into fragments.
Nations will rise to greatness, and
their people will be broad, as they
rise to their opportunities and their
duties. The United States w.es its
power and grandeur to expansion.
It has grown greater as a result of
the war with Spain, and its people
bave grown in breadth and knowl
edge. We bave learned our strength
and have discerned our weakness,
We know now that prior to this war
we were becoming encrusted in a
national conceit which was danger
ous to our; peace and safety. In
some measure we were indulging the
perilous notion which has brought
China to dismemberment that we
were invincible in our numbers. We
know now that population of itself
counts for little in warfare; that the
deciding factors are navies and dis
In brief, the judgment of the
American people in international
matters has broadened amazingly in
a single year. Some persons seem
to regard this change with trepida
tion. THE LEGITIMATE DRAMA.
It is often said by those who ob-J
serve humanity superficially thatthe
public will not in these end of the
century days support that type ot
the drama known as the legitimate.
Actors who have tried to star and
failed, dramatic critics, whose pro
fession has rendered them cynical
and placed them out of touch with
the thought of real people, and those
who follow the sayings of these two
classes of men, often declare that
the taste of the modern public is low.
They cite the fact that ' such and
such great star has failed in trying
to carry a legitimate' company cn an
extended tour, or that such and such
a famous actress has ruined her
health and depleted her purse in
seeking to give remote sections of
the country Shakespearian drama.
So often were statements of this
character made, and so many in
stances of failure could be pointed to
that a portion of the people came to
believe it true.
They failed to consider, however,
that the failures were due not to the
public lack of appreciation of the
star's abilities, but to the fact that
the supporting company and the
staging were inferior. It, is odd how
many great actors haye made the
mistake of supposing that their own
greatness will carry the whole com
pany. The public wants, to see all
the plays well done, but it especially
wants to see the legitimate well
done, or done not at all. A light,
modern society play may be indif
ferently presented and still give
some amusement to a cultured audi
ence, but a legitimate comedy or
drama docs not admit of inferior
presentation. The best is all that is
good enough for it. In the hands of
poor actors, although the leading
roles may be well cast, a legitimate
pity is to be shunned, and theater
goers act upon this rule. Presented
with poor support, there is nothing
in the world so dreary to 'modern
senses as the legitimate; well pre
sented, there is nothing more at
tractive. These things have been proven by
the last tour of Henry Irving in this
country. It was not his name alone
that crowded his houses, but the fact
that he was equally conscientious in
his productions on the road as in his
home theater. He demanded of his
people the best. His support was of
actors. 'His plays were staged in the
highest of the play producer's art.
Again were they proven by the all
star presentation of "The Rivals'
some years since, when the best
actors in tbe land took minor parts
at great salaries. The brief tour of
the company was a tremendous suc
cess financially, s well as artistically.
And now, aguin, are they being
proven by the tour of the James-Kidder-Warde
company has played from New York
through the Atlantic coast stales,
through the south, through far away
Texas, through Califorhla, and is
now in the Pacific northwest. Every
where, although prices at the theaters
have been advanced, the houses have'
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people have shown their appreciation ;
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of the legittmalo as presemcu vy
Louis James, Kathryn Kidder,
Frederick Warde, and their support
ing company. Sheridan's exquisite
old comedy, "Tbe, School for Stan
dal, and- Shakespearian plays have
formed tbe sole repertoire, and the
people have forsaken with delight
the farce comedy and tbe modern
society play to sec them.
All of which goes to show that it
is the taste .of the average theatrical
manager and not that of the public
that has degenerated in recent years.
Gomez, it is said, is opposed to
the continued military occupation of
Cuba by the Americans. Even if
the Cubans decide for independence
instead of annexation, which is ex
ceedingly improbable, American mil
itary occupation will last for several
years yet. Until order is completely
established and a government of
some sort which will preserve order
and protect the property and interests
of all the people, foreigners as well
as natives, is in operation in tbe
island, American military occupation
is certain to be maintained. This is
a question, however, which is not m
urgent need of speedy settlement.
Oregon and Washington have so
far been the smallest comparative
sufferers of all the livestock-raising
states, from the storms during tbe
latter part of last winter. This will
increase prices for cattle and sheep
in the Pacific Northwest, an j make
richer the wealthy stockraisers, who
were so poor only a few years ago.
The Birthday Party.
A general birthday celebration was
held last night in the parlors of Mrs. D.
M. French's residence, about 20Q being
present of all ages and sizei, from tbe girl
of "sweet sixteen" to the sweet gray
haired old ladies and gentlemen of sixty,
tbe former and the latter eager to tell
just how many cents they had con
tributed, whild those of more uncertain
ages dropped the tiny bags containing
tbe birthday money a little bit more
A great disappointment was experi
enced when it was announced that Mr.
Steele having been called home fh the
afternoon on account of sickness, the
A. L. P. S. could not appear as an
nounced. Their first number was sup
plied by a solo by Miss Myrtle Michel),
the encore to which was "Kentucky
Babe." Other numbers on the program
were an instrumental duet by the
Misses Nickelsan, 'a solo and encore by
Prof. Landers; solo by Will Frank,
which was also loudly encored, and a
few very well chosen and happy re
marks, by Mrs. Wilson, on "Birthdays."
Miss Myrtln Michell elso sang "The
Day That Is Gone."
Lunch was served at the close of the
program, and a very enjoyable time was
bad by all, everyone joining as heartily
in the pleasures as it it were really their
From a financial standpoint it was
also a success, the ladies realizing tbe
goodly sua of $72.40
Victory It Complete for the O. K. A N.
The O. R. & N. has secured a decisive
victory over the Northern Pacific in the
fight for a right of way over tbe other's
property is Columbia and Walla Walla
counties for a route from Wallula to
KLewiston. The last decision was ren
dered by a jury in the superior court of
Walla Walla, which decided the O. R.
& N. was entitled to a right of way.
Condemnation proceedings were in
stituted by tbe O. R. & N. last Decem
ber, which was fought inch by inch by
the Northern Pacific. Finally the latter
road, when it found it could not stop the
other road, wanted $100,000 damages for
the 312 acres condemned, but the same
jury allowed damages, making the
O. R. & N.'s victory doubly effective.
That road now has a clear,' field into
Where do you get your
money back if you don't
like Schilling's Best
tea baking powder
coffee flavoring extracts
soda and spices
Right here ! don't forget
right here I m
For sals by
Vandugn, Adams & Co.
Tygh Valley, Ore.
As the season of the year when pneu
monia, la grippe, sore throat, coughs,
colds, catarrh, bronchitis and lung
troubles are to be guarded against,
nothing "is a fine substitute," will
"answer the purpose," or is "juet as
good" as One Minute Coogh Core. Thai
Is the one infallible remedy for all lnng,
throat or bronchial troubles. Insist
vigorously upon having it if "something
else" is offered you. Snipes-Kinersly
An Excellent Combination.
The pleasant method and beneficial
effects of the well known remedy.
stri-p or Fins, manufactured by the
California Fig Mvkup Co., illustrate
the value of obtaining the liquid laxa
tive principles of plants known to be
medicinally laxative and presenting
them in the form most refreshing to the
taste and acceptable to the system. It
is the one perfect strengthening- laxa
tive, cleansinsr the system effectually,
dispelling' colds, headaches and fevers
gently yet promptly and enabling one
to overcome habitual constipation per
manently. Its perfect freedom from
every objectionable quality and sub
stance, ana us acting- on me mums.
liver and bowels, without weakening
or irritating them, make it the Ideal
In the process of manufacturing fig's
are used, as they are pleasant to the
taste, but the medicinal qualities of the
remedy are obtained from senna and
other aromatic plants, by a method
known to the California Fig Sykitp
Co. only. In order to get its beneficial
effects and to avoid imitations, please
remember the full name of the Company
printed on the front of every package.
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. OAL.
ixTnavru.x, kt. new york, n. t.
For sale by all Druggists. Price SOc. per bottle.
SUGAR AND SEA POWER.
From This Shoning Each of
Great Maritime Nations Has
a Sweet Tooth.
The .great maritime powers are al!
great sugar-eating nations. Wherever
the spirit of navigation, commerce,
tvavel and colonization is- strong there
is a large consumption cf sugar per
hvad, says PearsBn's Weekly.
England heads the nations of the
world in fondness for sweet tilings, the
sugar consumption there being 70
pounds a year for each inhabitant. The
'cited States is a close second, each In
dividual consuming 67.07 pounds per an
num. In Denmark the quantity is 45 pounds
a bead, in Holland 34 pounds, in France
CO pounds, in Norway and Sweden 25
pounds, in Russia 10 pounds, in Italy 7
pounds, in Turkey 7 pounds, in Greece
0 pounds and in Servia 4 pounds.
Cuba produces annually 975.0C0 tons
of cane sugar, the United States 3C0.0J0
tons. Java contributes 480,000 tons each
yinr, the Philippine islands 2C5.0OO tons.
Hawaii 135,000 tons and Porto Kico 00,
Germany leads In the production cf
beet sugar, with one-third of the annual
yield, while Austria is next. France,
Russia, Belgium and Ho'and each pro
duce about the same quantity.
Couldn't Believe Her Own Dor.
An old West of England country
woman, speaking to a district visitor of
her son who was a sailor, said: "Ah,
ma'am, my sen that has been to the
north pole, he tells me some things that
T really can't believe, though he is my
on. lie tells me, ma'am, that he has
seen with his own eyes 'ice bugs' ns big
is a church." All the cleanly instincts
of the old soul were in revolt at the bare
possibility of such monstrosities
A Japanese named Takuma has been
turning the skill in Imitation, with
which his countrymen are gifted, to
nefarious ends, and has been convicted
at Sydney of forging seven copies of
a rare early New South Wales Etamp
rated at $400. Tbe Imitation v.ns so
perfect that the stamp were purchased
by dealers and eent to London, where
they passed the scrutiny of several ex
perts. Ltelani on Health.
Mrs. Sarah M. Read, of Portland, will
speak in tbe small K. of P. hall, at The
Dalles as follows: Tuesday, March 14,
at 2:30 p. m., to women, on "The
Physiology of Digestion;" Wednesday,
March 15, at 8 p. m., to married men
and women, on "Nature's Method of
Curing Disease," and Thursday, at 2:30
p. m., to women, on "How to Regain
and Keep One's Youth." A cordial in
vltation is extended to all Interested in
these subjects to he present. No ad
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We are authorised to gnarantee every
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
and If not satisfactory to refund the
money to the purchaser. There is no
better medicine made for La Grippe,
colds or whooplna cough. Price 25 and
60 cents per bottle. Try It. Illakeley k
No. 7 Woodland
No. 8 Wood Garla
No. 8 Wood Garland, jr.,
No. 8 Bridal Garland
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 Ganges are the
world's best. They combine eleirant finish, durability, and con
veniance, with economy of fuel, and in spite of all competition hold
their station lar in advance ol all olhVrs. We take pleasure iu call
ing attention to our list of stoves on hand. Sold exclusively by
MAIER & BENTON,
Hardware and Crocery
C. J. STUBLING-
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Agency for Jhe Greatest American Liquor
WHISKETfrom X75 to 6.00 per italton.
IMP0BTED JOOGN A 0 from $7.00 to 12:00 per gallon. (11 to 20 years old.'
A LIIOIMA iBAtniS n. tS.b to W (0 ter gallon. (4 to 11 years old.
ONLY THE PUREST LIQUORS SOLD.
HOP O0LD BEEB on draught, and Val
Imported Ale and Porter.
JOBBERS IN IMPORTED and
And F. S. GUNNING, the blacksmith, is prepared to put your buggiei
plows and farm implements in proper shape. .
Second and Laughlin Streets,
Wasco Warehouse Company
Headquarters for Seed Grain ofaii kinds.
Headquarters for Feed Grain ot pii kinds
Headquarters for Rolled Grain, ail kinds
Headquarters for Bran, Shorts, mTL'ufeed
Headquarters for "Byers' Best" Pendle-
tOn FlOUr This Flour 19 mamfactored expressly for famll!
tir, ,. , , U8e ! every sack is guaranteed to give satisfacti(
r.n 'el Ur g0od8 '""J v.than a?y h?"8e in tne trade. you don't think
call and get our prices and be convinced. .
Highest Prices Paid for Wheat, Barley and Oats.
j S. WILKINSON & CO.,
1 General Storage and Forwarding, j
2 F. B. SAUNDERS, MGR. 2
Wool and Grain.
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h COMCIONMtNT. SOIICITCD. . I
S First St., Bet. Wash, and Federal, THE DALLES, OH. 5
cook stove : 15.00
reservoir and base 25.00
The Dalles, Or.
(4 to 15 years old. )
Blatz and Hop Gold Beer in bottle.
THE DALLES, OREGON