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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE SATURDAY. APRIL 23, 1899.
The Weekly Gbronicle.
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More pernicious even than the big
gambling resorts are the nickel in
the slot machines which pay money
niizcs. The growth of this form of
gambling has been astounding. The
wheels are whiirinar in cigar stores.
saloons, hotels and restaurants
Their buzzing sound, heard at all
t c- . the day and night, recalls
IL n.ui days after the great fire,
when "wheels of fortune" were spin
ning in many tents.
Hundreds of young men who
would not play at faro or roulette in
the big gambling resorts, are be
coming fiercely addicted to the
gambling habit from playing these
The impression conveyed by the
name of the device is that it is a mild
form or gambling, inat is a mis
take. A nickel seems a small matter,
but these machines have a number
of slots, the players are tempted with
the possibility of a number of prizes,
an J most of them risk from 10 cents
to 2o cents on every spin of the
wLeel. As only a few seconds arc
required to drop in the nickels, press
the bar and determine the result of
the play, it Is cn easy matter to part
with 50 cents within a minute.
Many young men lose their entire
week's earnings within an hour, or
even less time,
These machines are particularly
pernicious because they sit in public
places whhh young men many of
them minors may frequent and not
lore socinl standing or excite the
alarm of their parents or employers.
They are recruiting stations for the
hg publis gambling halls. They are
unlawful, and should be immediately
Suppressed. Spokesman-Re view.
Answering the supposed question
of a foreigner as to how many states
there are in the union, the Salt Lake
Tribune says : "Forty five states and
-- some territories; . they fill all the
6pace between the two great oceans.
' and at one bugle call last summer in
every one, soldiers fel! into line; the
tread of thousands was like the toll
ing of the bells of destiny, and the
flashing of their standards reflected
back the sunlight through one eighth
-of the sun's daily round. And tbey
-all speak one language, all sing the
same song; all turn for inspiration to
the same flag; and though each is a
separate wave, when blended they
make but one ocean, and when in
full roar the shores of the nation are
shaken, for in majesty, in latent
power, in unapproachable splendor,
there it no counterpart for them in
all the records of the nations that
have existed, since nations were first
organized on earth."
Dr. O'Neil, of Philadelphia, it is
thought, has made a great discovery
in a cure for that dreaded and prev
alent disease, consumption. Con
sumption, as is shown by statistics,
jestroys 102,000 American lives an
nually. The disease kills about
seven limes as many people every
year as yellow fever ever swept out
of existence in any year. Dr. O'Neil,
at the Franklin Institute in Phila
delphia, is showing to the medical
world that a process of light, electric
ity and ozone, applied directly and
powerfully to the patient, destroys
the germs of the disease and repairs
the waste in life. In other words,
there is produced artificially and in
intenser forms precisely those con
ditions that in nature have been
found remedial those that are
sought by the atllicted in mountain
resort and sanitariums in all lands.
The results of the experiments at
the Franklin Institute seem clearly
to justify the hope at least that
science is presently to be armed
anew against the most deadly and
awful of all diseases.
rACIFIO COAST DIPLOMATS.
The appointment of ex-Govcrnor
William P. Lord, of Oregon, to be
:.ler of ib. U.iU.1 State, to
Persia suggests the fact that Pacific
coast men hive layed and are play
ing an iicpoitant part ia the dip
lomatic and cuulur service, says
the Spokesman-Keview. Particular
ly is this true with respect to Oriental
Under Harrison's administration,
Oregon sent two ministers to Turkey
Solomon Hirsch and D. P. Thomp
son, both of Portland, and one suc
ceeding the other. Under Cleveland's
second administration, Oregon sent
Barrett, a Portland newspaper man.
as minister to Siam.
Denny, also an Oregonmn, wrs in
the consular service in China for
many years, rose to the position of
consul-general, and upon retiring
from that post, went to Seoul as the
confidential adviser of the king of
Washingtonians have also taken
high rank in the diplomatic and
consular service, llartlett Tripp,
former minister to Austria-Hungary,
and now the United States member
i f the Samoan commission, was a
former resident of Tacoma, and re
tains extensive property interests
there. Henry L. Wilson' of Spokane
is minister to Chili, John F. CJowey
is our consul-general in Japan, Fred
Grant of Seattle was at one time
minister to Bolivia. Tillotson of
Tacoma was consul general in Japan
under President Harrison.
Since the outbreak of hostilities in
the Philippines, the press dispatches
have bad much to say of the in
valuable services rendered to Dewey
and other American authorities by
Consul Wildman at Hong Kong.
Though Wildman is accredited to
California, he was a former resident
of Idaho, having been engaged in
newspaper work while a resident of
The following Pacific coast men
are also in the consular service:
Consuls. Bute. Place,
John f". I'aplea Oregon. Valparaiso
Jus. W. KsRHdMle. .C'ala. ...1 ien Tsin, C hina
Charles T. (..relict. A ula. ... AIIer
I- rank Dillingham. .Cala Auckland, N. Z.
William L. Avery. .Mont... Belize, Honduras
lOrln Lathrov (ala Bristol. Knuland
( has. E. Moi.tillh. . Idaho. .. hatham, Ontario
John P. Campbell.. Cala Ft. Ixnils, Mauritius
'eo. v . Ben wasn...yiney, M. a. w.
Henry H. Ellis Cala.... Turk's Island, W. I
California has two members of the
diplomatic corps William L. Merry,
who is minister to Costa Rica and
Nicaragua, and Irving B. Dudley,
minister to Peru.
The active part which Pacific
coast men have taken and are taking
in our diplomatic and consular
service in the Orient accounts largely
for the strong sentiment here in favor
of expansion. Through the medium
of the press and letters to friends,
tbey have been urging, for years, the
importance of development of our
trade with the Asiatic countries.
A YEAR OF ORE AT EVENTS.
Within the twelve month period
which is now closing the United
States has filled a large place in the
politics of the world. It was just a
year ago within a few days (April
19) that congress adopted the reso
lutions directing the president to
use the naval and military forces of
the UrJted States to drive the Span
iards out of Cuba if Spain should
refuse to withdraw voluntarily from
that island. Two days later, or a
year from today, the war officially
began. No one in the United States
or anywhere else supposed at that
time that the actual fighting, which
lasted only 113 days, would end so
quickly. No one, of course, doubted
that the United States would be the
victor ultimately, but everybody, on
this side of the Atlantic as well as
on the other, believed that the strug
gle would last longer than that.
Although the country was -unprepared
for war, its long period of
peace having banished the idea that
that condition would ever be inter
rupted for us again, it displayed an
energy, a versatility and a strength
which were a surprise to the world.
These aroused a respect for the
country among the great nations of
the world which has been shown con
stantly since then in the consideration
which it given to the opinions and
wishes of the United States.
In two particulars the effect of the
Spanish war constitutes a great epoch
in the life of this country. It has
removed forever a source of Irrita
tion which has embarrassed the
country at frequent Intervals ever
since it became a nation, and it has
'added tnater.ally to the influence
which the country wields in U e
politics of this hemisphere. 'I be first
of these was the frequently recurriug
controversies with Spain over which,
in the disputes about the navigation
of the Mississippi, the boundary of
Florida and the insurrections in
Cuba, more than once threatened to
precipitate war. All the chances for
trouble from any of these sources
have ended. No feasibility of serious
disagreement with Spain on any
question can anywhere be discerned.
Spanish influence on this continent
has closed forever, and the United
States, to which this Influenco was
always inimical, as well as civilizi-
tion, is a permanent gainer thereby
If the events of the past twelve
months had produced only this
change in the prospects and prestige
of the United States, the year would
be one of ibe most notable in Ameri
can annals. But they have done
much more than this. They have
given the country a primacy in the
political affairs of this continent
whic'i no other nation ever bad over
a large part of the world since the
empire of Rome, in the days of
Augustus and Trajun. A few weeks
ago Cecil Rhodes predicted that the
United States would one day annex
all of the Spanish-American countries
from the Rio Giande to Cape Horn
Some of the French papers have
hinted that Canada would be ab
sorbed even calier than any of the
countries to the southward. Many
of the ideas as to the ultimate future
of the United States which were held
by some American statesmen in the
old manifest destiny days around
the time of the close of the war with
Mexico, in 1818, are now beginning
to be expressed by persons outside of
this country. If there are any per
sons in this country who favor a
policy of indiscriminate territorial
absorption they ate few and unin
fluential, yet the mighty things which
have come to pass since those histor
ically great April days of 1898 tempt
the world to cast a stirring and mag
nificent horoscope for the United
Sift feller t'other rrornln'
Most amusln' sort o' cuss:
lied a cur'u style about Mm
Tert't'y could'nt well he wuss.
I says: "Where you hall f'm pardner?"
An' he smiles In knowln' way,
An' replies In forren linifo:
' ' Porto Hico, U. 8. A."
Seen a feller down on Broadway,
With a alinckln' head o' hair,
An' a lot o' tropic garments
An' a most outlandish air,
"Whur's he fromV" a feller shouted,
But liefore we'd time to say,
This yere heathen turned an' answered:
"Honolulu, D. B. A."
Met a feller yere on Olive,
With a somhor-e-roon;
Had a lot o' shaggy whiskers;
Nearly all his clothing gone.
8 topped nn' asked me for a quarter;
Says: "My home is far awav."
"Where you from'r" The varmint answered:
"r!antiago, L'. a. A."
Seen a feller at the Southern,
With a heavy Iron box;
Hrid a top coat lined with hcarnkln,
Wore a dozen pair o' six-ks.
rMzed him up to ie a miner,
Judgln' by his awk'ard way;
Been him write in big cha rao-ters;
"Circle City, L'. 8. A.
Seen a saddle-colored heathen,
Wearin' earlngs In his nose;
Linen cuffs around his mikli-f.
Most Indecent lack of clothes.
"Where'd this heathen guy spring frum?"
1 Inquired in lofty way;
An' he had the nerve to answer:
"r ruin Manila, L. I. A.
"Orc!" 1 says. "I never heard of
These yere cannybuls before!"
Air these heathens to In? voters?
Will ye stan' fur any nioreV
Next you know, you ask a feller
Where he's frum, ami he will say,
With a lordly kin. I o' nourish:
"All Creutlon, L'. 8. A."
While wa don't make much pretension
In oar tilet nrt o' way.
Still we Ilk that last short sentence
Fits as to n t-y-tar.
So w keep a snreartln' outward
Say "eapaoitln'," It we may
Till some day you'll see nor Piano
la "All Creation, I . . A."
One of cur expander, Mr. E. Jacob
sen, will "do the act" in The Dalle all
next week. We hop every houieholder
will assist in the performance, as we are
prepared to fill to the letter even hit
most extravagent promises, when he of
fers you the finest pianos la "All Crea.
tion, U. 8. A., or any other seaport.
Jacobs sv Book & Mcsic Co.
The Dalles, Oregon, U. 8. A.
It makes no difference how bad the
wound if yon nse DeWht'e Witch Hazel
Salve; it will quickly heal and leave no
car. Snlpet-Kinersly Drag Co.
I K A
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A Deaf Mot Thrown OO the Track.
Sot Seriously Injured.
Another instance of the folly of a deaf
mute attempting to walk a railroad
track was given Wednesday afternoon.
As No.4, east-bound passenger, rounded a
curve about ten miles below town, the
engineer noticed a man on the track,
and whistling supposed he would step
atideatonce. He was astounded, how
ever.to see be made no move, and it was
impossible when the discovery was
made to stop the train, which was going
at the rate of thirty-five miles an hour,
and the engine struck the man, throwing
him about eight feet up onto a bank.
The train men, supposing of course he
was dead, stopped as soon as possible
and goin.' back found be did not appear
to be badly hurt, but what his injuries
really were they could not fully deter
mine as he was uuable to hear them or
speak to them. Tbey aesisted him to
the train, and brought him to The Dalles
telegraphing ahead for a physician to be
at the Umatilla House. Upon reaching
that place, he walked out of the car and
could Dot be found when the doctor
arrived. Kightwatchman Phirman,
however, ran across him shortly after
and took him to the city jail, as he
seemed to have no friends and no one to
look after him.
Dr. Logan wb called this morning and
found that his ankle was badly sprained
and also a torn wound on his left elbow.
Further than this he was not injured.
He informed a reporter that his name
is Will Gillett, and that he lives at 61,
North First street, Portland. He had
come up from Portland Monday, to work
for a fisherman below the Locks; but
not finding him, and being told that he
had gone up the. river he started in
search of him. Had about made np bis
mind to turn back, when the train over
took him. He says he did not even see
the train, and blames no one for the ac
cident but himself. Claims he has a
good home and that his people will
probably send money for him to return.
The poor fellow may thank his lucky
stars he escaped as easily as he did, as it
was positively miraculous that he was
not Instantly killed. It is feared the re
tults may yet be more serious than
present appearance would indicate.
THE BOYS TO RETURN.
So Says the Latest Report Oregon's
Fourth of July Celebrations.
A dispatch published in another
column to the effect that the soldier
boy will return home in June or July,
will gladden the hearts of thousands of
Oregon people, who, with tho assurance
that their duty has been well done, now
are anxious tor their return. Portland
is already planning a Fourth of July
parade, which would cause enthusiasm
that would know no bounds, and fairly
cause the snow-capped peaks of Oregoa
to bellow forth a welcome such as our
brave boys justly deserve. What a
parade that would I, But would not
each city and village who contributed
these heroes come in for their share, and
demand that their liberty car be filled
with these gods of liberty, as they
might well be termed?
When the return of the volunteers was
first talked of, the government an
nounced that the various regiments
would le brought home in the same
order la which they went out. This
would make the Second Oregon and the
First California the first to come. Thirty
days is reqnired to make the passage
from Manila to San Francisco. If the
first transport sails May 6th, therefore,
it should arrive early in June. That at
least part of the Second Oregon will be
on this vessel there ii no cause to doubt.
We have lately taken the agency for the Aeruio
ter Windmill, aud carry a stock on hand.
Wo also carry a complete stock stock of Deep and
Shallow Well Pumps, as well as Pitcher Spout aud
Spray Pumps. ee ua before buying elsewhere.
't he Aertnoti.r Mill is considered the best ma
chine on the market. Call and see it.
HE DEM MING
Anti Freezing Windmill Force Pumps,
This pump has been perfected to meet the requirements of the principal Wind
mill manufacturers in the United Slates, for. a better Windmill Force Pump, with a
three way valve, than had heretofore been produced. It has become the lending Anti
Freezing threw way pump, and is accepted by Windmill manufacturers end dealers
generally, as the best three way Windmill Force Pump on the market. The Union
Elbow Coupling for connecting to the underground discharge pipe is of Braes and
an be turned lo suit the direction of the pipe, fbe air chamber pipe Is two inches in
diameter, which insures ease of operetion and a steady flow of water. The Hose Coup. A
ling on the epout a'.eo adds to the convenience of this pump. f
The boys will probably be in Portland
by June 15th.
Willamette Valley Chataoqua.
This Rssrciatlon, the yearly meetings
of which our people look forward to,
has engaged some stars of great magni
tude for the next meeting of the as
sembly, which will be held at Gladstone
Park from July 18th to 29th inclusive.
Among them are Sam Jones, J. DeWitt
Miller, Frank Beard and Camden Co
bern, all platform entertainers of nation-
al reputation. This Is the strongest
j array of talent ever engaged for this
j assembly, and it was only through the
I combined efforts of the assemblies at
! Ashland and in California that made it
! possible to Becure these celebrities. Ar-
rangemeuts are perfected to make the
coming assembly at Gladstone Park a
greater event than any kindred organi
zation in the United States, except the
parent Chautauqua in New York.
The management are planning new
features for the assembly, and expect
a daily attendance of 5,000 people from
all parts of the Northwest.
Recreation, art, song, oratory, games,
instruction, life and happiness at Glad
stone Park for twelve full days. To
thoroughly enjoy the assembly one
should camp during the whole season.
Every season brings an increasing num
ber of campers. Reduced rates will be
given on all lines of transportation, and
the living expenses are nominal. Season
tickets $1.50. Day tickets 25 cents.
Children under ten free.
Their seems to be a diversity cf opin
ion concerning the idea of demanding
that the volunteers be returned home.
Governor Ueer says :
"I can't see that the state has any
right to ask the president to send the
volunteers home. They enlisted in the
service of the government, and if there
ever was a time when they have been
needed it Is now. It seems to me that
it is a piece of impertinence to ask
that they be returned. I feel confident
that the president will order them home
as soon as possible, and until be does so
I cannot see what right the states have
"Few, if any, of the volunteer from
Oregon are asking to come home. In
fact, I am constantly in receipt of ap
plication for promotion, and some who
have been discharged and returned
home have asked to be returned since
the war began."
The steamer Spokane has been placed
in service on the Snake river between
Sparta and Lewlston with double daily
service and will beoperated as a through
mail, express and passenger steamer,
making round trip daily except Satur
day. Leave Riparia at 2:30 a. m. ar
riving at Lewiston at 12 o'clock noon.
Leave Lewiston at 2:30 p. ru, arriving
at Riparia at 7 o'clock p. m. The
steamer Lewiston will take the place of
the Spokane on the same schedule Sat
urdays and at other times will be oper
ated on a wild schedule, taking care of
all local work. The object of this new
schedule Is to place the Wisten and Hnf
falo Hump countries more in touch with
points on the O. R. A N. tf
It is now time to plant your roses,
lilac, snowballs, dutsias, wlegeUs,
syrlngas and other flowering herb for
spring and summer blooming. The
cannas, helitropes, marguerites, geran
ium and fuschiaa are now ready for
garden planting at from 6 cent to 60
cent. Pholox spirea, hardy heliotrope
and garden prirurow at 10 cent per
plant. Pansieitnd daisies at 25 cent
per dozen at Mr. A. C. Stuhllng.
The Dalles. Or.
Apportionment of School Funds.
Following la the April apportionment
of county school funds for Wasco coontj
DI8T. iM'T. DIBT. Ali'l,
No. 1 $186 80 No. 32 $7160
" 2 158 90 " 33 71 8)
" 3 277 70 "34 75 JO
" 4 144 50 "35 6171)
" 5 129 20 " 3fl 77 90
" 6 69 80 " 37 62 M
" 7 108 50 " 38 117 30
" 8 09 80 " 39 86 00
" 9 68 90 " 40...... 85 10
" 10 86 00 " 41 69 N
" U 66 20 " 42 144 50
" 12 1382 00 " 43 69 00
"13 76 10 " 44 77 00
" 14 80 60 " 45 77 00
" 15 6o 30 " 46 87 80
"16 61 70 "47 71 ffl
" 17 86 00 " 48 132 9
" 18 69 80 " 49 80 60
"19., " 60 158 90
" 20 06 80 " 5! 66 20
" 21 110 30 " 52 88 70
" 22 98 60 " 63 7100
" 23 73 40 " 64 68 00
"24 '86 90 " 65 83 30
" 25 81 50 " 66 82
"26 73 40 " 57 76 10
"27 92 30 " 58 73 40
" 28 70 10 " 69 28 60
" 29 166 10 " 61 Ill 20
" 30 92 30 " 63 93 20
" 31 62 60 " 64 69
" 63 89 60
Total fund 7052 51
Surplus 102 11
Don't think you can cure that slight
attack of Dyspepsia by dieting, or that
it will cure itself. . Kodol Dyspepsia dm
will cure it ; it "digest what you est'
and restores the digestive oriram 10
health. Snipes-Kinersly Drug Co.
Clyde Stallion FOT Sslfi
Pedigree back for over 100 vears. Im
ported from Scotland. Colt to show
for quality of breeding. For further
particular can at
T. J. MOFFIT'S RANCH,
f4nrnian P. 0.,
8-w2w. Sherman Co., Or,
PLEASE LOOK R.
WM. MICH ELL,
THE OALLCS, ORCGON.
Rooms on Third Street,
One Block Back
Trench & Co.'s Bank.
aw ass qnv a woo.