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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 21, 1900-
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The Timef-Mountaicccr lust Fri
day published a short editorial on
- "Moody or McCHtncnt" Hint perhsi-s
deserves a pnsi:ig notice. Our eon
tcropomry says there is every indica
lion of "a firflit to a finish" between
Mr. Moody and Mr. McCannnt for
the coming congressional nomina
tion ; that Portland atxl Multnomah
coimty Republicans claim they are
entitled to name the candidate be
cause they furnish the most votes;
that these folk have "mzors out for
Mr. Moody's scalp" because he voted
for the Puerto Rico tariff bill, and
that for these reasons (and others
that no Republican would ever think
of) there is going to be a hiiib old
time in the district convention.
This is all a dream ; a dream, bow.
ever, that the Democrats would like
to be true. Mr. McCamant is not in
the rare. It is not many weeks since
became out in the Oregonian, over
his own signature, sayir.g be was not
. . irnr
a candidate for congress, could nol
be nominated even if be desired the
nomination and would . not accept
the nomination if it were tendered
Kor is there any better ground
for the assertion that the Multnomah
Republicans want to name ihe cafTdi
date for congress because they have
the most votes. They will do as they
have always done, concede the nom
nation to an Lantern Oregon mau
and cast their ballots for the man
whom Eastern Oregon Republicans
shall name. Nor will the "razors'
that are supposed to be "out for Mr
Moody's scalp," because of his vote
on the Puerto Kico tariff bill, ma
terialize to any alarming extent. Mr.
Moody voted with the majority of his
party, as he had a perfect right to do.
The United slates is under no
constitutional obligation to open our
ports to free exchange of commodi
ties with our new possessions. If
there is any obligation in the matter
it is moral, not constitutional, and
the expediency of a tariff is a
question that must be determined by
enlightened intelligence. Be that as
it may, to vote for a tariff of only 15
per cent of the Dingley rates, (when
revenue in some form is absolutely
necessary) under the express condi
lion that every cent derived from
it, either in our own ports or in those
of Puerto Rico, shall be spent on the
Islanders themselves, the United
Slates not even deducting the cost ofl
collection, is an offense, if offense it
be, too utterly venial for any intellt
gent, unprejudiced man to treasure
tip politically against another.
The first number of Herron's
Tcpeka Capital has reached this
ollice through the courtesy of a
friend. Readers of Thk Ciuioxici.e
probably know that Rev. Mr. Ilerron
is running the Capital for a week "as
Jesus would run it." Herron's lead
ing editorial pioves he is a crank.
He says "the main purpose of the
paper will be to influence its readers
to seek first the Kingdom of God."
But this is not the mission of a
newspaper at all, any more than it Is
the mission of a scouring mill. The
mission of a newspaper is to furnish
the people wi'.b a clean, healthy,
truthful record of passing events.
The man who conducts a newspnper
along these lines is as truly serving
the Master who bought him as the
man who proclaims the gospel from
the pulpit. The Christianity of
Christ teaches its disciples that serv
ing faithfully in any honorable sphere
of labor is serving Christ.
Jadgc Lowell, of Pendleton, pub
lishes in the Ileppner Gszeltj an
address to the Republican voters of
the Sixth Judicial District, an
nouncing that while be is not a candi
date for United States tenator and
will not be one, in the sense of seek
ing the office, he would deem it a
distinguished honor to represent his
adopted state, and should those who I
re known to be candidates fail of
election ard a new man be selected
he would be gratified to receive the
preferment. In plain United .States
the judge's lightening rod points
vertical to the sturs and Barkis is
wiilin' to sacrifice himself on the
altar of his country. The judge,
however, is a clean, honorable, able
roan, and if a daik horse is to win
the race the state and the Republican
party would be honored by the tuc
cess of Judge Lowell.
The Albany Lhmocral's estimate
of the flamboyant '-Poet of the Sier
ras" is very much in line with oursr,
anil is as follows: "It is strange
that men with bis ability would loe
their balance wheel and fly off into
long hair, freak cabius and strange
personal maneuvers. And these are
not the only strange things into which
Joaquin Miller has fallen, but we
shall leave the rest unsaid. The
old gentleman has all the eccentrici
ties of the poet, and he is odd enough
to be one. Lord Macauley says that
no man can be a poet or even enjoy
poetry without a certain unsoundness
of mind. If Macauley was right,
Jcaquin Miller ought to shine in the
realm of poetry."
There were nine inches of snow on
the streets of New Yoik yesterday
and still more ever in New Jersey.
Seven thousand men battled with the
"congealed clement" in the big city
in the effort to keep the streets clear
for traffic but, in spite of all they
could do, business was partly para
lyzed and traffic over the "Brooklyn
bridge for a time completely blocked,
ilerc the sun shone in a cloudless
sky. The temperature ranged well
up in the sixties. Early flowers were
blooming. The trees were putting
forth bud and leaf and blossom, the
buds were twittering love songs to
their mates and all natuie was one
expansive joyous smile. Let us
thank God we live in Oregon.
This man Gerlinger. who claims to
represent the Columbia Valley rail
road, may be all right but he has a
queer way ot doing business. He
seems to have an impression that
The Dalles has fc.lO.OOO worth of
bonds that she is just aching to give
away to somebody who will promise
to bridge tho Columbia in some in
definite or remote future. It is said
he is securing lights of way from the
settlers on the north bank of the
river. This is well, but the settlers
should insist, as a fundamental con
dition of their grants, that the road
shall be built within a seasonable
The first paragraph on the first
page of Herron's first issue of the
Topeka Capital is a vow, the very
thing Christ warns his disciples to
avoid. But let that pass. The vow
is In part as follows: "I will try ibis
day to live a serene life; re
pelling every thought of discon
tent, and anxiety, cultivating
magnanimity, self control and the
habit of silence." Now that's all
right 'n its way, but good gracious!
how could a Topulist or a Democrat
take a vow like that? If they bad to
quit calamity-howling they would all
This is the season when the press
teems with little paragraphs like this:
"Mr. John Jones having been earnest
ly pressed by his numerous friends
to allow his name to be presented to
the coming county convention has
at last reluctantly consented and
placed himself in the hands of his
friend." And the fun of the thing
is tbnt Mr. John Jones has been just
aching to get his name before the
dear people and probably gave the
impecunious newspaper man a small
gratuity to have the little ad. inserted
in his paper.
No that II. B. Miller has re
signed the office of president of the
State Board of Horticulture we sug
gest the name of Hon. E. L. Smith,
f Hood River, us his successor.
Mr. Smith has large horticultural
interests In Hood River and if he
would accept the otllce there is no
man in Eastern Oregon who would
Gil it with greater acceptance or effi
ciency. The Republican primaries held in
this county last Saturday hare settled
beyond the shadow of a doubt the
question of Mr. Moody's re-notnina-
lion, as far as Wasco souiity is con
cerned. Those who have t-iken
special interest in the icsult are con
fident that a solid Moody delegation
will attend the sttte and district
conventions from Wasco County.
Ihe harmony so far evinced is ex
ceedingly gratifying to the friends
of Mr. Moody and to Wasco county
Republicans generally, altogether
apart from the interests of any one
The editor of a P-ntland exchange,
who has the misfortune to be a Dem
ocrat and a widower at the same
time, has adopted a very unique
method of dunning delinquent sub
scriber. In last week' J paper he
tells his readers a sober talc of an
Iowa editor who eloped with another
man's wife and whom the people of
the town caught and wanted to lynch.
But when they found tho injured
husband was a delinquent subscriber
and bad "refused" his paper at the
postoflico they hung the husband and
presented tho editor with a gold
watch. The frisky old editor points
the moral of his story by warning
his delinquent subscribers that if
they don't settle up right away,
quick, they will wake up some fine
morning and find that the editor has
ran away with their wives! .
Among the names of the countty
delegates elected to the Republican
county convention last Saturday we
note a number who were pronounced
Bryan men four years ago and still
silverites, if less pronounced, two
years later. These brethren have
learned that the silver husks of the
"far country" are a poor menu for
steady diet and have come back to
"the father's bouse." And their
eldcrn brethern, unlike him of gospel
story, have welcomed them with
open arms. It is well. To err in
judgment as well as in morals is
human. With thousands of honest,
intelligent men the attainment of
sound views on finance has been a
development. He only is at fault
who clings to error in the teeth of
proofs strong as holy writ.
This Is a "Billion Dollar Country"
sure enough. Our foreign commerce
is over two billions a year; our
money in circulation over two bill
ions and our deposits in savings
banks a long way over two billions,
while our per capita wealth and per
capita money circulation is greater
than it ever was in our national
history. Is there a Bryanitc on the
footstool who dares claim one scruple
of credit for this stupendous progress ?
We trow not. Bryanism has been a
lion in tho pathway of national
progress, and Republicanism has
saved us and it from financial dis
honor and national bankruptcy pre
cisely as a Christian convert supposed
himself to have beer, saved when he
said: "I fought the Lord all I
could and he did the rest."
Bcfore the Astorians have been
able to agree opon a plan of cam
paign against rats, because of their
supposed liability to introduce the
dreaded bubonic plague, their fellow-
townsman, Dr. August Kinney, seri
ously urges the common council to
suggest some appropriate legislation
against fleas. The doctor argues
that the orientals give the plague to
the rats, the rats give, it to the fleas
and the fleas give It or arc liable to
give it to the Astorians. A bounly
on tho rats has been suggested but
the doctor evidently thinks the old
method of exterminating fleas by a
dexterous use of the thumb nail is
too antiquated for his acquatic
Walla Walla is wrestling with the
problem of how to dispose of her
sewerage. The Dal'es is wrestliag
with the problem bow to put in
a sewer system without bankrupting
Wasco county Republicans have
set an example to The Old Sod in the
way they can celebrate St. Patrick's
day and hold Republican primaries
at the same time without having a
CASTOR I A
For InfanU and Children.
The Kind You Kara Always Bought
A SLAP IS TUB FACE.
The Oregonian has done a grave
wrong both lo the friends of Senator
McBride and to those of Mr. Moody.
Mr. McBridc's friends frankly and
quietly conceded a solid Wasco
county delegation to Mr. Moody.
Tuey manifested no desire whatever,
at any time, to thwart the wishes of
Mr. Moody's friends. The latter
assures Tim C'iusoxiclk that they
made it a point to commit no act nor
deed that could be justly construed
as unfiicndly to Mr. McBnde. They
were in no sense antagonizing the
interests of Mr. McBride. Their
single put pose was the nomination of
Mr. Moody. The primaries passed
without opposition. The Oregonian
correspondent sent to bis piper a
plu'n, truthful, unvarnished state
ment of the result. The Oregonian
edited the dispatch and added tho
following clause: 'The McBride in
fluence failed utterly to materialize."
This was not in the original, which
we have seen. The result is that the
friends of Mr. McBride consider
they "have been slapped in the face.
But the Oregonian did it and is
wholly responsible for an act that is
regretted here on all hands. The
Oregonian has the faculty of raising
more hell in a minute than It can
down in a century. Let it fight Mr.
McBride if it wants to but let it not
compromise others who desire peace.
An Item-tealera Diplomacy.
The native modesty of the present
editor of this paper has hitherto kept
him. from publithing any of the kind
things his old newspaper friends have
lately been raying about him ; but, he is
compelled for once to forgo his natural
bashfulness and blushicgly submit
the following from the Goldendale Ag
"We are pleased to learn that Hugh
Gourlay, well known in this city, has
taken editorial charge of The Dalles
Chronicle. He is a veteran journalist,
none better on the coast, and the
Chronicle under his administration will
now take its position as one of the lead
ing newspapers of the great Inland Em
pire, au able champion of the republi
can, party, the gold standard, and ex
pansion, and all things that make the
United States the leading nation on the
globe. Of course from how on Brother
Gourlay will favor us with The Daily
Chronicle, We would not like to miss
You observe that the gist ot this hand
some (if extravagant) compliment lies in
the penultimate sentence; but hard in
deed must the heart of an editor be who
would refuse a brother itein-stealer a
request presented with so much delicacy
and urged with so great diplomatic
eonrlpgy. Brother Story will get the
A Ouod Woman Gone,
We have to chronicle the passing away
of Fannie Sargent Hunsaker, beloved
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Saigent,
at the home of hqr father this morn
ing, at 2 o'clock.
She had spent the last two weeks with
her parents, and feeling unusually well
last evening she met a few of herfrieii'ls,
and not nntil within a couole of hours
of her death was it realized that the
end was so near. All that physicians
and kind and loving friends could do,
was done for her, and she passed from
this earth, like the falling asleep of a
Fannie Sargent was born at Mineral
Point, Wieccnsin, July 3, 1856 and
crossed the plains with her parents in
18f2. She was married at their home
In Mitchell, Nov., 4, J880 to Mr. Frank
Hunsaker, by whom she had two tons,
who have now reached maturity.
The funeral will lake place from the
residence ot Mr. I. N. Sargent at 2
o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The
services at the grave will be conducted
by the Women of Woodcraft of which
society she was an hanored member.
Catarrn Cannot ba Cored
with local applications, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh
Is a blood or constitutional disease, and
in order to tnre it you must take inter
nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
taken internally, and acts directly on
ths blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine.
It was was prescribed by one of the best
physicians in this country for years, and
is a regular ptescription. It is eomposed
of the best tonics known, combined with
the best blood purifiers, acting directly
on the mncous surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two ingredients is
what produces such wonderful results In
curing Catarrh. Fend for testimonials,
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II;,'a Family Pills are the best. 12
Grand Millinery Opening.
Campbell & Wilson cordially invite
the lidies of The Dulles and vicinity to
attend their grand opening of spiing and
summer millinery, Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday, March 21, 22, 23. The
largest line of pattern hats ever shown
In The Dalles. m!9 4t
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IipsJ the Stomachs andBowels of
ncss andRest.Contains neither
Kox Harc otic.
A perfect Remedy for Constipa
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Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
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Facsimile Signature oT
EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER.
Spring is Here
and So Are We, W.
Elegant Stock of
to Select Fruni.
ENAMELS, BRUSHES, ETC.
between Second and Third.
DESCRIBES LUZON LIFE.
l'ortland Vellnarjr Surgeon Tells of
A varrl Woman lrs lu Loie Sacks
and Smoka Strung Cigars.
F. J. Knepper, veterinary surgeon,
U. S. A., from Apirrl, Luzon, to his
wife in Portland, under date of January
"Apairi is situated on the north coast
of Loon, and is considered the coolest
and healthiest spot of tho islands. It
has good drainage, sandy toil, and is sur
rounded by a most beautiful and pro
ductive country. Theclimate to for jest
suits me is not too warm ot nights to
sleep nnder blankets. It rains about
every other night but sjon dries off.
"This is a great tobacco p irt. There
were four ships here loaded with the
weed wailing to go ont when we arrived
onthetith inst., and the boats that are
here cannot handle all that Is ready to
bs laken to Manila. This will he a rich
and productive port of the Hand when
Uncle Sam gets thing straighten d out.
and the natives understand our good
"The citv lias a public Finare,or plaza,
with a bandstand in the center, mr
rounded by two-story atone buiidines.
About one hundred such buildings stand
in the place. The natives have hut
made of bamboo, built in sections five
ands:x feet high. The natives are now
returning from the interior, many coin
ing in every dy. There are a number
of wealthy Spanish families here, but
they are preparing to return to Spain.
Major Wood's wile is the only American
woman here at present.
"The authorities are bavins the citv
cleaned op in good shape. The natives
work with wooden paddles tor shovels,
and some have only ci.lit bamboo.
sharpened at the end. On man with a
shovel wonld do as much nor It in one
hour as 10 of thete will do in a day. We
had our kitchen whitewanhed. anil it
took two of tlipm two days. Thev took
ine BiiucKS on a cocosnut and pounded
it soft on one end and used it for a brush.
"The natives are well dressed for this
country. The women wear long, loose
sacks and skirts and smoke
long and one loch thick. The wealthy
women of Aparri parade the streets with
long trains and fli.e embroiders! aki,t.
they all smoke, children included. The
i.-.arkets are now run by the native i
women. They have tor rale meat. flh '
and a variety of nice grtmn vgetable,
chickens and egg, but prices are high.
une dollar in Mexican or 00 cents in
American money will huy a dozen eggs.
fruit is theap. rineaimles sell for2i:
cents ech, and bananas for 5 rem.
dozen. The merchants here are China
men, and they have just opened np since
we came here, as this port has onl I.pph
open to trade since January 1. " I am
boarding wilh a Spanith family, and pay
1 per day. They tiy to cook as A marl.
cans do, as much as possible, and give
very gooa meals. Several of os unert
For Infants and Children
The Kind You Have
" Always Bought
w york emt.
A KILL LINE OF
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H. GLENN & CO.
to start a mesa asioonsa we canfl
things arranged. We bought a stor,
from a Spaniard yesterd.iy, aud are get
ting up a dish here an 1 there. The
commissary will soon have everytbim
for the soldiers' comfort. We Cite
rain water for nse, as the wells areot'
fonr or five feet deep. Wood is fir
scarce and high. It is ab.ut 12 mileilt
the mountains, and the natives 1ok
seem to understand cutting and selliii
fuel. The wood is split very fine and a
old by ihe elick. Any man comiit
here and starling a small saw mill wool:
have a bonanzi, for there is nons a
this part of the Inland. All lumbtt
has to be sawed by band. Therein
many ways a man with h few thousud
dollais could reap a fortune. Then
lives have money. One wojld thiuiN,
logo out to the cockpit Sunday aim
noon and eeo them bet on tne dirftrtki
roosters. On cannot understand when
they get their money. It is the retain
Sunday sport among the natives. Tbt;
were almost wild with rxcitement suit
surprise when we landed the first mala
and horses from the Lennox. Ttf?
beat a suaie drunrto call them together
and they camo from ail direction).
When I showed them the shoes on tbe
horses' feet that capped the climax.
"Our city is illuminued wilh
lamps. This is said to be one ol tl
most hralthy parts of the inland,
the officers ho have been np the valley
or river 50 or 100 miles say there "
eonie of the richest lands they ever
Cum, in all stages of growth can bt
seen. 1 iiv grow three crops a '
II is no trout) to raise chickens sal
hogs here, but I have soenoulysle'
cattle. The Filipino army drove th
off for meat. Tre cirri boo, or wt"
buffalo, are quite numerous. Four com
panies of the Sixteenth regnlnri
stationed here; the rest of the refimt
Is at different points up the river."
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