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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHUONICLE. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 1900.
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7E BRYAX SXEER AT HISTORY
Bryan is either fundamentally
ignorant of bis country history or
Le is shamefully trying to mislead
public sentiment. He accuses the
republicans of being in the wrong
and revolutionary in buying the in
habitants of the Philippines at so
much per head, although there have
in the past been five great national
purchases of the same nature, chiefly
under democratic presidents.
In 1803 Jefferson paid 1 15.000,000
for Louisiana. That was a higher
price per bead, if the bargain is to
be so described, than was given for
In 1819 Gen. Jackson gave $5,
000,000 for Florida. This also ex
In 1848 President Polk paid 18,
250,000 for New Mexico and Cali
fornia. In 1853 President Pitrco paid 10,
000,000 for the Gadsden territory.
In 18C7 President Johnson paid
$7,200,000 for Alaska.
In all, prior to the purchase of the
Philippines, we paid about $56,000,--000
for new territory, in none of
which was the inhabitants' consent to
be governed ever asked for, and in
none of which, when consent was
forcibly refused, did the authority of
the United .States fail to be upheld
l)y the occupant of the White house
and the military forces under bis
This democratic assault upon the
present administration, which is fol
lowing bravely in the footsteps of its
illustrious predecessors in expanding
American territory, is a dastardly
pretence, without the shadow of bis
torical justification. To the Bryan
ites it is a mask for free silver. To
faithless gold democrats it is a mask
for Bryanism. J,ew York Sun.
LEST WK FORGET.
The inauguration of a democratic
president in March, 1803, marked
the beginning of the most distressful
times ever known in this country.
In the preceding November the
majority of the nation's working
people bad seen fit to try the experi
ment of bettering their condition
through entrusting political pover to
the democratic party in both the ad
ministrative and legislative branches
of the govetnment. In exchange for
the confidence nnd power thus given
'it, the democratic party gave, within
six months, the working people of
-the country the most frightful dose
of general calamity it had ever ex
perienced. Within less than one
year after the industrial workers bad
decided, in November of. 1892, not
to let rell ecough alone, prosperity
had set like the sun, there was a vast
army of unemployed men, and star
vation and misery reigned among
tens of thousands previously wf 11 to
The suddenness and completeness
with which this terrible change in
1893 was wrought in the fortunes of
the American people, furnished a
fearfully bitter lesson. But it is a
lesson that it is better for us to bold
in vivid remembrance at this time
rather than learn it all over again by
taking another dose of democracy
mixed with Bryanism.
"The prime essential of business
prosperity is public confidence in the
good sense of the government and in
its ability to deal intelligently with
each new problem of administration
and legislation. That confidence the
democratic party has never earned.
It is hopelessly inadequate and the
country' prosperity, when democrat
ic success at the pells is announced,
baits nnd censes in mere anticipation
of democratic blunders and failures."
Kepublican National Platform, 1900.
'IIow can any farrytx be a re
publican?" nsks Mr. Bryan, and the
New York Sun proceeds to assure
faim that bis curiosity will be piqued
still more when be hears from Kn
aas next November.
The Porto Rican election law re-1
quire that voters fcball have beer.
residents of the muniuipulitv for one
,?ar, that they must be taxpayer,'
and that tuey inut read an.l write, j
Yet when similar exactions are laid
down in North Carolina, the repab-
i:,.r. not nn .n lhi-ir liiml lee anil
o . . -t- - - - a
howl. Albany Democrat.
! The Democrat misses the point of
the republican argument. The re
publicans are not "howling" at dero
ocratic restriction of the ballot, per
se, but at the bypocracy of Brvism
that "howls" about its restriction
among the ignorant masses in our
new possessions while democratic re
striction, amotig a much more in
telligent class of voteis in the South,
is accepted without apology, much
less condemnation. If It is right to
restrict the ballot to the intelligent
among the negroes of North Carolina
it cannot be wrong to restrict it to
the intelligent among the more
ignorant colored population of Torto
Uico and the Philippines. If Bryan
ites have tears to shed over the
violation of the constitution and the
doctrine of the consent of the gov
erned, let them be shed impartially.
The populist candidate for gov
ernor o' Texas has withdrawn from
the ticket and written a letter in
which he roundly denounces the
democratic party for its inconsis
tency. At Bryan's sJalement that
the republican parly will destroy the
republican form of government he is
Darticularlv scathinz, saying the
democrats are the only organized
party that ever deliberately shot to
death the American flsg; that ever
disfranchised citizens by millions;
that enslaved its free born. It
forced the war with Spain, and then
obstructed the appropriations to pay
for It; it voted to ratify the treaty
with Spam and pay $20,000,000 for
the Philippines, and has ever since
been clamoring to turn them loose
and shake the rcsponsioility. As a
former democrat, the Hon. Jerome
C. Kearby has drawn a severe but
truthful incictmcDt against the Aguin
"Moneyed men are back of Bryan,
according to a Portlander receLtly
returned from the F.ast. In New
York $300,000,000 is in the banks
on which only from 1 to 3$ per
cent can be secured. If Bryan is
elected an unsettled condition of
affairs will ensue for a while and
interest will run up to 6, 8 or even
10 per cent. Under the . circum
stances, the Portlander argues, the
moneyed people will back the dem
ocratic candidate." This is from the
Telegram and there is probably some
irutu in it. At any rate it agrees
with the statement a Wasco county
farmer made to the editor of The
Chkonici.e no longer ago than this
morning: "If I were certain Bryan
is going to be elected," be said,
would sell try farm and loan the
money out on gilt-edged mortgages,
If Bryan is elected money is sure to
be scarce and dear for the next four
years and I would fully calculate on
getting from 10 to 15 per cent in
teresl for every dollar I had to loan.
That would beat farming at demo
cratic prises for wheat, all hollow.'
PVZZLES IX CITIZEXSIIIP
Here is something real funny. If
it has any moral it probably is that
an ounce of corrmon sense is worth
a whole law library, even if the
library has its habitation in the brain
of a justice of the supreme court.
A Porto Rican who is studying
law at Washington applied tbe other
day at the clerk's office of the su
preme court of the District of Co
lumbia for "first papers." That is,
he expressed his desire to make a
declaration of intent to become an
American citizen. His attorney in
sisted that the proceeding was un
necessary and meaningless. Under
the treaty of Paris Porto Rico was
ceded to the United States nnd made
a territory of Ibis government, and
the attorney contended that Castro
was a citizen cf the United States by
virtue of that trcaly and transfer of
sovereignty. The clerk could not
unravel tbe knot and the question
was submitted to Judge Bradley.
His honor was rather perplexed for
s while, but Le concluded that the
J vui or cue uuciuu
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forswear ..lleginnce to Porto Rico,
Tbj;j wm ,iDJ.uiar eouougb. I,
ent Porto K.co a nation,, .overe.
power to wbicu allegiance I due?
! Xo, sue is a territory of the Lnitea
Slates. Does not a man who le
nounces allegiance to Torta Kico also
renounce allegiance to the United
States? This difficulty was urgsd
upon Judge Bradley, and be Anally
cut the Gordian knot by instructing
Castro to forswear allegiance to
The second solution was by no
means an improvement on the first.
Allegiance to Sain was wiped out
by the ratification of tbe peace
treaty, and Castro was no more
subject of.Spain at the time of bis
I application than he was a subject of
tho sultan or o the czsr. Judge
Bradley's suggestion was harmless.
but devoid ot all meaning.
In Baltimore, where the registra
tion officials had not tbe advantage
of the advice of a justice of the
supreme court, but Lad in lieu there
of a supply of simple, common sense,
tbe question was solved in a jiffey.
Five Porto Ricans applied there last
Monday for registration, The regis
tration officer promptly entered their
names and wrote opposite each:
"Naturalized by Annexation." All
that was demanded of the Porto
Kicans was proof that they had com
piled with tbe residence clause of
tbe election laws of the state of
Our Bryanite contemporaries see
all manner of frightful things in
this simple, common-sense decision.
And the one at borne here seems, as
usual, worse scared than any of them
and asks in wild astonishment and
"Has the simple proclamation of
the president, unauthorized by con
gress, admitted to citizenship 9,000,
000 of people, whom the imperialists
claim are heathens, incapable of self
government? Have all those de
generate beings, 6,000 miles away,
been made legal voters in the United
States and granted the rights and
privileges of the most favored citi
zens? If so, Mr. Ilanna bad better
bein erecting election booths overJ"ear of the Wilson tariff which ad-
in the Philippines' and prepare to
give the Tagalos the right to express
their choice for president next No
vember." No, bless your dear, simple soul,
no. The proclamation of the presi
dent has admitted nobody to citizen
ship. The treaty of annexation,
that was ratified largely through Mr.
Bryan's influence with eighteen anti-
republicans, accomplished whatever
change was made in the political re
lationship of these people. And now
tbe Porto Rican and the Filipino
stand in the came relation to Amer
ican citizenship as the New Mexican,
Alaskan or native of Arizona. Resi
dents of these territories are admitted
to citizenship in tbe states, when
they comply with the residence re
quirements of the stiles, without
forswearing allegiance to anybody or
anything. Nor dce "Mr. Hanna"
erjet booths in these territories, any
more than he will in our new pos
sessions, to give them "the right to
express their choice for president,"
for no resident of any American
territory has such right r ever had
since our first territorial acquisition
more than six score years ago.
'THEY'RE ALL COMIN.
You ought to tee tbe letter!
I'm a getiln' here ul lute,
Bometlinct there a dozen,
An' ometline only eight,
Kelatin' to the Street Fair,
Which 1 writ norne line about,
An' what the bloomln' management
Had printed an' sent out.
They're comln' (rom all over.
The North, Eait, South an' West.
An' I'm that buy answerln' 'cm,
That I don't git any rest.
One feller sa)s; sayshe: "Dear Rog,
"I've read them lines yon writ
About that Street Fair niznesa
An' I in out nigh bad a fit."
"I've bin a wunrterin' hat to do
When wurk was done this fall,
Ho Mandy an' I decided
To tate In yur Carny vail.
We're goln' to fetch the children,
Bui's feller s comln' too.
We'll be there when ye open.
An' we'll stay Hill ye git tbrougli."
"We're a (ro)ii' to tell the nabera
That ye want 'em all to cum,
We'll tell 'cm what ye writ us
'Bout Diskln' the ole town hum,
8o, Kog, Jcs watch out fur us
Fer we're Comln', sun or rane,
An' say, I'll git shot ot Mnndy,
An' I'll help ye rase Ole Cane."
Clarke & Falk's flavoring extracts are
the best. Ask jour grocer for tbem.
OSLY OSE REPUBLIC AX SPEECH
An Eastern Bryanite paper tbe
other day wrotent cotemptuously of
"the one speech which Theodore
Roosevelt is making every day in
ri.a " and tha New York Sun
rpp.li.-i hv iviB!r its esteemed con
, g j E
temporary pays to Roosavelt
compliment due to the entire repub
lican stump army
There is on'y" one republican
soeech this vear. sati the Sun. It
varies according to tbe intellectual
grasp or the rhetoric of the individ
ual SDeaker. but in substance it is
always tbe same, because never in
any section of tbe union docs it slur
any part of the republican platform
If our contemporary wants to find
varieties of campaign talk it will
find them with the democrats, whose
speakers in one portion of the
country are trying to conceal the
partv issue that is made most of
In every republican speech will be
found a plea for these three things
Loyalty to tbe flag.
Preservation of the national credit.
Inviolability of tbe courts.
Taken together, the divided voices
of the democracy are calling for:
Treachery to the flag.
Destruction of tbe national dredit.
Degradation of the courts.
If there are voters who while they
can't stir within themselves any
political partisanship still have
prejudice for straightforwardness and
frankness, they will vote the repub
FACTS FOR WOOL-GROWERS.
The sheep of the United Slates are
worth twice ss much money today as
they were at the close of the year
1896. Then their value was $67,-
000,000; now it is over 1 22,000,000.
What is tbe reason for this remark
In 1892, under the McKinley pro
tective tariff, the imports of wool
amounted to but 148,000,000 pounds
and tbe home production was
294,000,000 pounds, while tho aver
age price for washed Ohio fleece was
29 cents per pound.
In tbe fiscal year 1897, the closing
mitted wool free of duty, imports
were 330,000,000 pounds and the
production only 259,000,000 pounds,
while tbe average price in 1896 was
In 1899, under the Dingley tariff
which thoroughly protected tbe wool
growers of tbe United States, the ira
ports fell to 76,000,000 pounds, the
production increased to 272.000,000
pounds, and the price increased to
28 cents per pound.
It is not surprising, then, that the
value of sheep on American farms
fell from 1 16,000,000 in January,
1892, to 67,0O0,O0O on January 1,
1897, and that it increased under
the restoration of the protective tariff
to 1122,000,000 on January 1, 1900.
It is suggested that the vote of
Carl Schurz for Bryan should be in
dorsed on the buck as "good only
provided a republican congress acts
this fall so as to render Bryan
powerless lor mischief. '
1 w a wt jnunu mother ktand
hvrnnow had drifted o (t the land,
A baoe wm lyui on her tin-ant,
Its tmslle form
Against heriK.-lf the fondly .rttcd
lukuep it warm.
In later ywini I pafwert once moro
And .aw ber at the cottarfe door;
A boy wiis lying on her kiiue,
Her look wh grim.
Ahd, anitering Joahiia! bowah
Waa warming hlin !
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We have a lame list of proiierty. both
city and country, for sale and rent.
We have money to loan on real estate
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We do all kinds of conveyancing, ami
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