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DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 12, 13E9
The Weekly Chronicle.
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CUBA WILL BE AXSEXEO.
Not by foice will Cuba become
a part of the territory of the United
State. The operation of natural
laws is something not to be denied
or reversed. As an intelligent
)cop!c, wishing to advance in the
world, to secure peaceful conditions
and sound prosperity, the Cubans, at
some time not distant, will welcome
& complete incorporation of their
island with this republic. Self-iutetest
will decide the matter. Sentimental
ism is tunning iis course, and the
common sense facts of the situation
are developing from month to month.
There are in Cuba a number of
elements politically antagonistic to
each other. Provincial jealousies
are threatening. Old race prejudices
and feuds must be restrained with a
firm hand. Cuba's business relations
are mainly and unalterably with this
country. In spite of all the burdens
imposed by Spain, the bulk of Cuba's
foreign commerce was with us. Now
that the wall is broken down the
currents of trade begin to run free.
A great volume of American capital
will co to Cuba if the island elect." to
remain under our flag. But Ameri
can enterprise must necessarily hold
back as long as a chance remains
that Cuba will choose to be tempo
rarily another turbulent Spanish
We are pledged to give Cuba a
stable government. By no possibil
ity can this be constiued to mean
tUat our forces will withdraw entire
ly from the island as long as the
seeds of civil war are alive. A
stable, free government is one con
ducted securely and harmoniously by
a majority of the electorate, and by
a full recognition of the rightful
power of majorities. No sovern
rnent is stable unless it is able to
perform international duties, to pro
J.ect life and property, and to defend
vitself against outside aggression.
Cuba needs the sheltering arm of
the United States. It needs the
freedom of trade with us that prevails
-Auaong our own stales. That can be
secured only by annexation. Should
the Ibland become a separate nation
ality it must face the same tariff
regulations as Canada, Jamaica and
other foreign, though contiguous
regions. Will the Cubans, after a
falra consideration of the advantages
tit union with this country, vole for
what is most dangerous and unprofi
table to themselves? It seems in
mcrediblc. Annexation with the United States
ia a high privilege and one that we
are not offering toany people but
tbe Cubans. We should not agree
to annex Canada except through
cautious negotiations, and these,
might result in a failure to agree.
Cuba stands in a different light. Its
status, as far as we are concerned, Is
distinct from that of any olher spot
on earth. We have given much in
life and treasure for its liberation.
Its offered cession was refused be
cause we had promised its people a
choice in their future form of gov
ernment, after the island is pacified
and the conditions are stable. The
promise will be fulfilled. At the
same time the fact is clear that the
only road to stability leads direct to
annexation. To be a part of the
United States is unmistakably the
destiny of Cuba. The sooner this
is naturally consummated the belter.
When it is done the island will be
the scene of a splendid transforma
tion, sociul, political and industrial,
with few counterparts in history.
G lobe-De mocrat.
Carl Schurz is booked to make an
address on "Militarism and Democ
racy" at the meeting of tbe Ameri
can Academy of Political Science in
Philadelphia a few days hence. Of
courso he will show to his own satis
faction, and that of the eighty or
ninety other persons in the United
States of his way of thinking, that
tbe recent army bill and the present
camp.iicn la th Philippines mem
the subversion of the liberties of this
country. The American republic
will dou, he will say. sis did
the Kowau republic, with ibis differ
ence, that it will not last anywhere
ne-r as long as that governmental
system did. Tbe country baa been
li!eui.ig to forebodings of lbi kin.)
ever since the end of the last century,
when Jefferson's party felt sine that
there was a conspiracy among Ham
ilton, John Adams and many other
of the fathers of tbe republic to
establish a monarchy in the United
States. Schurz can cot draw a
picture of the country's woe in more
lurid colors than did some of the
Democratic romancers of a hundred
years ago. He will have this dis
advantage, too, that these kind of
ravings have been heard so often
that they have lost all power even to
HOLD- YOUR- WHEAT LOGIC.
It is disheartening to have to say
to the farmer, when his wheat is
ready for maiket: If you sell now
you will get a fair pi ice, but if you
carry your crop for six months you
may get less in the end, and be out
the cost of the carriage into tbe
bargain. Yet so often is this advice
demonstrated wise by events that
there is little else that can be said.
The department of agriculture has
tried to help the f aimer out year by
year by predicting a light wheat
crop. When the grain was threshed
the estimate was found to be too
low, the crop was heavier than had
been predicted and speculative sup
port of the maiket slackened.
The New York Journal of Com
merce has just made an interesting
comparison in this matter. Last
summer, in speaking of the govern
ment report on the condition of
wheat on August 1st, the Journal
recalled tbe fact that the wheat crop
of 1897 was about a third greater
than the condition report August 1st
promised; that the official figures
were probably nearer the fact than
they were the year before, but an
addition of only 20 per cent to tbe
estimate based upon condition Au
gust 1st would give 725,000,000
bushels as the probable crop. The
crop estimate based upon the con
dition report August 1st was G07,
000,000 bushels, and the department
of agriculture's final report of the
crop was 075,000,000, so that the
crop was only a little more than 11
per cent above the estimate based on
condition figutes. But for suggest
ing an addition for error to the
estimates based upon ollicial reports
the Journal was taken to task very
sharply by a correspondent who re
garded anything over 700,000,000
bushels as very much too high.
It is interesting now .to compare
the figures of the Journal's fault-finding
critic with the final figures of the
department of agriculture, which for
several years have been much too
low, though the figures for last year
appear so far to be high enough.
The critic's figures for the entire
crop, of which he was very confident,
were 50,000,000 bushels less than
tbe department's final report. Some
few winter-wheat states, be admitted,
had produced a few bushels more
than the year befcre; but this was
"offset and more by the lesser crops
in other states, such as Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia,
West Virginia, Oklahoma and the
Indian territory." The department's
figures show, instead of losses a slight
gain ' Jersey, a gain of more
than 2,000,000 bushe's in Virginia,
and of nearly 4,000,000 in Oklahoma.
Instead of the Michigan crop being
"possibly 5,000,000 bushels more
than last year," the official increase
is over 10,000,000 bushels. Instead
of Kansas having only 10,000,000
bushels more than tbe year Cefore,
the state is officially credited with a
gain of close to 17,000,000. Instead
of the loss in California being "for
more than the increase in Kansas
and Michigan," there was a net gain
in the three states of over 7,000,000
bushels. Instead of the small gains
in a few wintcr-wheat stales being
more than offset by the losses in
others, the department of agriculture
reports the winter wheat of the last
crop at 57,000,000 bushels more than
that of the year before.
This is a very fair illustration of
the errors made by persons who are
continually Dgurins out to tbe farm
er that he should hold his wheat,
because "strong statistical positions"
will ultimately raise the price. They
g've data by states and countiies for
all their arguments. But time dem
onstrates their mistakes. The farmer
has a perfect right to sell his wheat
or to hold it. But censure is to be
attached to irresponsible advisors of
delay in marketing, which is alwsys
expensive, ' and frequently unwise.
The wheatgrower ought to require
au indemnifying bond of every man
who wants to "guarantee" him that
wheat will be high in the spring.
The president has not jet decided
that he will have lime to make a
Western trip, but if he goe as far as
the Yellowstone he will come on to
Oregon and Washington. Many
leading Republicans believe that a
trip of this kind would have a good
effect on next year's campaign, and
especially in Monlana, Idaho and
California, where there may be some
doubts at to Republican success. It
would also brace up Republicans in
Oregon and Washington. While the
president would not make political
speeches along the route, he would
give little talks upon the patriotism
of the country during the war, and
handle the Philippine situation in a
way to provoke enthusiasm among
the people. Several Western men
believe that the president will make
The United States naval supply
steamer Solace made the run from
Norfolk to Manila, 11,070 knots, in
forty-three days, averaging in the
open sea a speed of sixteen and one
half knots an Lour. It is believed
to be the best long distance voyage
It Is hoped that the 1,000,000
rations for the destitute just re
ceived at Havana on an American
steamer will not cause a fresh crisis
in the so-called Cuban Assembly.
But it is bard to calculate what so mo
of tbe Cuban politicians will do.
Some of the Italians are riotous
because silver is forced upon them.
Troubles are apt to accumulate when
there is any departure from tbe idea
that 100 is equal to 100.
KILLED NEAR MORO.
F. Kahler Was Itun Oyer Sunday Night
The first accident on the Columbia
Southern railway occurred Sunday night
just before the train reached Moro, when
F. Kahler lost his life by being run over.
For a number of weeks Mr. Kahler,
who was agent for a sewing machine,
had made his headquarters at W. A.
Johnston's store. Not being very success
ful he decided to start out on the road.
As be had no means, Mr. Johnston gave
him some money and be started out Sat
urday morning on foot. It must have
been 8 o'clock last night when he reached
Grass Valley canyon, this side of Moro,
and when crossing tbe trestle saw
the train coining. Being an old man
he was unable to get out of the way in
time and as it was a down grade the train
could not be stopped, consequently the
unfortunate man was run over.
Presumably some one in Moro had
seen biui at Johnston's store and this
morning he received a message inquiring
about Mr. Kahler, Little was known,
however, except that he had no relatives
here, and only a son sots place in the
East. He was a man about 65 years of
age. apparently having no ono to care
for him, and one whom fate had not
dealt kindly with.
His remains will be buried at Moro.
Fall or the Legal Fraternity.
A number of Dalles "attorneys left
Saturday night to attend court at Con
don today, among whom were Judge
Bradshaw, Dist. Atty. Jayne, W. H.
Wileou, H. 8. Wilson and E. B. Dufur.
Reaching Arlington they remained over
night, and yesterday morning started
out for Condon. Messrs. Jayne and
Pufur had seats in the stage; while
Judge BradBhaw, W. If. Wilson and
If. S. Wilson, accompanied by a Mr.
Weir, of Arlington, occupied a hack
which followed the stage. About the
time they arrived at Dannenan's where
passengers stop for dinner, probably on
account of being so heavily laden with
weighty legal wisdom, tbe hack broke
down, causing the horses to rnn away
and tbe rig to turn over, duaiping the
entire load, with the diiver, to the
ground. Fortunately The Dalles legal
lights lit lightly and escaped wltb no
injury whatever, but Mr. Weir was
seriously Injured, to just what extent,
however, we have not yet learned. This
morning Mrs. Jayne received a letter
from her husband giving an account of
the accident, and telling her to asiure
the ladiei mboee husbands were in the
hack that they were all right.
Were it a j kmj matter much uiiiM
l said concerning the caue which led
op to I he case in hnd; a jury be ap
pointed to investigate, etc.; hut certain
ly it wi too serious an affair and too
narrow an escape to aJmit of any j k
iiK cjneerning it.
II. R. Biue is a visitor from Wapinitia.
A. E. Like Is iu the city todiy frjm
If. Glenn returned frjui PjrtUui last
W. E. Woodcock tnie ia from Waiuic
Mrs. Julia Thoiun left this morning
to vuit in Portlaul.
B. F' Allen, Prineville's banker, caiue
up fruiu Portland last night.
L. E. Morse and Win. R.tnkin are
visitors from White Saluiju.
A. J. Swift and daughter, and W. II
McAtee are in the city from Wauiic.
Cbas. W. Wallace is in from Antelope
visiting bis sister, Mrs. Morgan.
R. B. Sinnott returned last night from
a visit in the Willamette valley.
Miss Lillian Shelton, of the Chboniclk
force, left this morning for a short slay
Jas. Blakeney came up on the evening
train yesterday, tie will return to fort
Dr. C. Gertrude French came np from
Portland on last evening's train, and
will remain over Sunday.
Thus. Wood, who has been in Port
land for some weeks having his eyes
doctored, returned home last night.
Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Heppner ar
rived in tbe city laBt night from Port
land, and w ill spend a few days visiting
We understand that President Mohler
and Manager Campbell, of theO. R. A N.
passed through the city last night on their
way to New York City.
A. E. Hammond, chief engineer of
the road now in course of construction
on tbe Washington side, passed through
on his way to Portland yesterday.
Alfred Huot, who is a stndent at the
Business College in Portland, came up
from Portland last night and left this
afternoon to spend Sunday at home on
Truman Butler made a business, trip
to Goldendale today.
B. F. Laughlin has returned from a
business trip to Antelope.
Will Whelan is doing the city today
in the interest of his company.
Mrs. S. Bolton and son returned on
the stage today from Goldendale.
Larry Lakin, representing the Rosen-feld-Sniith
cjmpany, is in the city
Ray Logan returned to Portland this
morning, where he will resume bis
studies in the medical college.
Carl Williams came np from Portland
Saturday and spent ' Sunday with rela
tives here, returning this morning.
Miss Mamie Smith, who has been the
guest of Mrs. Geisendorfler for the past
week, left this morning for her borne in
Rev. Hoadley, 'who occupied the
pulpit of (be Methodist church yester
day, returned to his duties at the Port
laud University today,
Frank Wood, who has spent the week
since the death of bis mother with the
family at home, returned to Portland
today to resume his studies iu tbe busi
C. Mell is over from Centerville to
J. II. Smith is a visitor from Grass
A. L. Bunnell came over from Center
ville yes erday.
Miss Grace Glenn left for Portland on
this morning's boat.
Mr. and Mrs. David Fulton were in
tbe city yesterday from Biggs.
Max Lueddeman, editor and publisher
of the Antelope Uerakl, is in from that
Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Brock, of Wasco,
spent yesterday with the family of J. M.
Alfred Huott returned to Portland to
day to resume his studies in the Port
land Business College.
Hon. and Mrs. John Fulton came
down from Biggs yesterday, and at
tended the theater last evening.
C. L. Daggett returned on the boat
last night from Portland. He will leave
for Alaska the latter part of the week.
Ensign Evans and Cunt In Tlelm nt
the Salvation Army, will leav.i this even
ing Kir nana nana. During the Htter's
stay here she has won manv friends,
and is an exception to the rule govern
ing the members ot the Armv, being a
In Dufur, Friday, April 7, 1800, to Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Douglas, of the Dufur
Dispatch, a daughter. We congratulate
the Dispatch on the new typo.
Concerning the Death of W. I. .tunes.
At a regular meeting of Jas. W,
Nesmith Post No. 32. DeDartmei.t of
Oregon, held on April 8th, 1899, the
following resolutions were unanimously
Betolved, That we, tbe members of
this post, in the death of our comrade,
W. D. Jones, have suffered the loss
of one of oar most esteemed members,
endeaied to as by many years of asso
ciation in our order. We have lost a
good friend, a true comrade, and one
that was a gailant soldier. The public
baa lost a useful and nprlght citizen,
and his family a member whose place
(", by rwr
Mti I. E. Browning, of Pueblo. Col., says: "About two yean ago I
was very tick with blood poisoning, caused by an abscess tUat had
not reoelved proper treatment. The disease for a time settled in my
set In. Ham
wuBiu, iuivuh ngtiuy.
welling In my feet and ankles made walking im possible. After
considerable treatment, my physician brought me a box of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. " You need a tonlo," he said.
" In less than a week I noticed a great ImproTement. Boon my
rheumatism was gone, I grew stronger each day and now am In the
best of health. (81gnedJ "Mrs. L. K. Buownino."
The genuine package always bears the full nime
Sold bv all druddists or sent direct by the. Dr.
" In less than a week I noticed
Williams Medicine Co., 5chenectidy,N.Y.. 5oper,box
can never re filled. To his family
we tender our heartfelt sympathy in
Resolved, That we, the members of
this post, judging from all the Informa
tion we have had, have reason to think
the action of the coroner, s jury in tbe
case of Comrade W. D. Jones, recently
killfd near Antelope in Wa?co county,
did not fully explain the circumstances
of the tragedy.; and we hereby requert
that the proper authorities investigate
all the facts leading up to and endinir in
tbe death of the saidW. D. Jones that
full justice may be done.
We direct that these resolutions be
published in the county papers, and
that a copy be sent to the family of our
late comrade. J. U. Mkinh,
VAUNTED FRENCH TITLES.
Some of Them Arc Not Worth the
Price of the Cards they Are
The Itevue des Kevues has been late
ly occupied in showing that the titles
promenaded by the members of the
Jockey club of the Pommes de Terre,
of the I'nion and of the Hue Itoyaleare
not worth the cards on which they are
printed; that in France to-duy there
does not exist a single solitary prince,
duke or marquis possessed of an au
thentic title. The allegation Is inter
esting, particularly so in view of tlit
fact that if untrue the collectible dam
ages would be heavy. The Knnbourg
Saint-Germain, the mythical home of
this mythical aristocracy, bus not, how
ever, demeaned itself with anything &o
uncivil as civil proceedings, lint the
(jaulois, its accredited orgnn, has re
plied that the allegation is unpatriotic,
und that for the delightful reason that
it is calculated to throw a scare into
the hearts of American girls, who, be
ing heavy consumers, have largely in
creased the national wealth.
The argument has not appealed to
M. Francesque Sarcey. "Should it oc
cur," lie says; "should the hour come
when our rprigs of nobility are no long
er bought by exotic quulls, I for one
would not weep for grief." M. Sarcey
adds: "The idle descendant of a Cru
sader is a sucking pig. The female
Vankee is a peacock. What good can
such a couple work? There may have
been unions between them that have
not turned out badly, yet in that case
the parties have been more lucky than
wise." M. Sarcey concludes: "I know
of nothing less estimable than these
bargains, which are less contracts of
marriage than bills of sale."- CoIIivr'a
Kitty Wllchri now.
Great Yarmouth, in England, has the
narrowest streeta in the world. They
are called rows, and are merely nar
row passageways between buildings.
There are 45 of them In all. stretching
in the aggregate more than seven miles
in length. The narrowest of them Is
called "Kitly Witches" row. The en
trance to it Is but 29 Inches in width,
and the other end spans 5(5 inches, peo
ple living across from each other can
easily shake hands across the interven
ing space. One. reason given iir 1 Mr ir
construction is that in case of invas
ion, these narrow lanes would prove
invaluable as means of defense. An
other reason suggested Is thnt the high
tides might flow through these streets
as outlets. fJolden Days.
For frost bites, burns, Indolent sores,
ecsema, skin disease, and especially
Piles, De .Vitt's Witch Ilanel Halve
stands first and best. Look out for dis
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of a good article. Worthless goods are
not Imitated. Oet De Witt'a Witch
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rtopt f Sick
Th strongest desire of
the sick is to get well. No.
bod in good health can realize
the intensity of this longing.
It i so strong that unle.
relief comes it turns to hope
lessness and hopeleuneu Kills.
Certainly no one -can &f
ford to neglect & remedy
that brings hope to the hope
less, strength to the weak,
health to tne sick; & remedy
that, like Dr. Williamy Pink
Pills for Pale People , dives
absolute proof that it has.
curedevery form of disease,
it is advertised to cure
You can obtain the proof
upon application, stating your
trouble and giving your address
No sufferer from any disorder 1
of the blood or nerves should
fail to write us.
iuu luuuiuinawry rneumausro.
a great ImproTement.
It Is true that the preparedness for
war on the part of the Spaniards wat
greater in proportion to the strength
ct the two nations than the prepare)
nets of the United States. In cas
where we actually had a stronger arma
ment, the great disproportion of loss
and the comparative Ineffectiveness ol
the Spanish arms of course redound to
the credit of this country. The strength
of America being, however, so pre
ponderant, and on some occasions our
armament being so much more power
ful, it is fortunnte that there were oc
casions for many heroic acts on the
p.trt of Americans that were in the
n.iture of ''forlorn hopes." A mong tihe
the mos't conspicuous is the case of
the crew of the Merrimac. Though the
immediate object of the s-inking of the
collier was not "forplished, no evfnt
of the war afforded greater proof of i he
high morale of the entire navy, oflicfrs
ar.d men alike. The desire of the offi
cers and seamen to participate in what
must have looked like on inevitable jae
r'fice of limb or life Is not the least
interesting, nnd, indeed, pathetic part
ct Lieut. Hobson's thrilling narrative
The fact that so many stocd ready to
engage in the erilons duty, while it
does not take a single leaf from Ihe
hurels of 1hos who actually took part
in the maneuver, makes the heroism o!
the officer and crew of the Merrimac
significantly typical. Century.
Fast Growth of Tnrnlp Steed.
A turnip seed increases its own
weight 15 times in a minute. On peat
ground turnips have been found to in
crease by growth 15,!!I9 times the
weight of their seed each day they stood
upon the soil. Chicago Chronicle.
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Cows Heriled .
All persons wanting theircows heriled,
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Granulated Rye Meal.
Fine for Tlreskfint ih and
ienis, SHc .er s .:,
Lincoln Seed Oats
From 100 to va bushels per
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