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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 3. 1900.
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SLAVEHY IX THE SULVS.
Along with tbe Philippines, the
linked Slates nequiit'l the Sulu
archipelago. Slavery exists thtre,
though in its mildest form. While
the slave is the property of his master,
tie is treated rather as a feudal re
Uiner than as a slave in our sense of
the word. Commenting on this the
Spokesman-Review ser.sihly says:
The world can not be reformed in
a jiffy, and in negotiating a treaty
with the sultan of the mjIu islands,
it was felt that substantial progress
had been made toward the abolition
of the custom by the adoption of
article 10, providing that "any slave
shall have the right to purchase free,
dom by paying to the master tht
usual market value," which is about
This has excited a protest from a
few of the more active and noi9y
anti-expansionists, who have set up
a shout that "slavery exists under
tbe American flag," and it was
atrocious to enter into treaty with
the sultan of Sulu.
But, as a matter of fact and history,
liere ngaiq we have done precisely
what Jefferson did nearly a century
ago with tlse territorial possessions of
the Uuited States. Jefferson, in 180-1,
sent out the Lewis and Clark expedi
tion to negotiate treaties with the
powerful Indian tribes west of the
Missouri river. Among all these
tribes slavery and polygamy were
practiced, and the evils have not
entirely been abolished to this day.
In Bancroft's "Native Races," we
are told, in the chapter dealing with
the Pugct sourd Indians, that
"Slaves are held by all tne tribes,
and are treated very d uch like their
dogs, being looked upon as property,
and not within the category of hu
tnsnity. For a master to kill half a
dozen slaves is no wrong or cruelly;
it only tends to illustrate the owneni
noble disposition in so freely sacrific
ing his property. Slaves are ob
tained by war and kidnaping, and
are sold in large numbers to northern
In providing for redemption and
looking to tbe ultimate abolition of
slavery in tbe Sulus, we have gone
further than Jefferson thought of
going. If tbe islands are retained,
the barbaric practice will be abol
isbed. If left to their own devices,
it will be indefinitely maintained.
Perbups the chief motive of this
jeremiad about slavery and the
American flag is political rather than
noral. Perhaps these moralists want
otlice rather than the freeing of the
Irish-American sympathy for the
Boeis has received just such reward
as every intelligent person, acquaint
' d with the Boer character, antici
pated. The Boers, whatever excel
lencies of character they may have,
are religious bigots. They have no
use for a Catholic and most of the
Irish-American sympathizers were
Catholics. It was not because these
men loved the Boer that many of
them volunteered to fight for bin),
but because they listed their heredi
tary foe, England. If the Boers had
been at war with France, or Germany,
or Austria, or Italy, it is precious
little sympathy the Irish or the Irish
American would have wasted on
them. For the Boer has no more
use for an Irish Catholic than the
tban tbe devil has for holy water.
And nobody is particularly surprised
to find the Irish-Americans clamor
ing for pay for their unrequited
services in the Boer war and threat
ening to raise a rumpus if they don't
get it. And it is perfectly in line
with what tbe writer of these lines,
who is something of an Irish-Ameri-an
himself, anticipated, that Michael
Davitt, the professional Irish agitator,
should have loft Pretoria four months
ago,'"lhoroughly disillusioned, broken
and sick at heart" and disgusted
with the Boer character and methods.
4,I came out here at my own ex-
pense." whine Davitt. "It has cost
me o00 pounds. I was full of en
thusiasm for these people. They
knew me, they knew uiy feelings,
but they have never trusted me."
Tbe Salt Lake Tribune, that 'ably
supported Bryan four years ago. says
the colonel is crazy and as sure as
the woild ought to stop talking. If
there is anything in signs ho is failing
mentally, and he seems to bs in that
condition which, should thu fatigue
of the campaign culminate in defeat,
he might break down utterly. His
friends ought to make him withdraw
from tbe stump, for s irely ho is im
pressing no one by what he is saying
these days. He has given up deliver
ing off-hand speeches; he reads all
his speeches, that is, the set speeches
to audiences we-do not 'mean the
minute talk from coach platforms
and has to, bear that hardest strain
that conies to an orator sec his
hearers withdraw one by onu while
be is talking. He seems to us to be
much in the condition that Henry
George was three years ago, or at
least approaching that condition. He
persisted in making speeches and
died less than a week trior to elec
lion. And we all remember the fate
of Horace Greeley.
The republican national committee
gave out for publication the other
day the names of nearly three hun
dred prominent democrats, many of
whom supported Bryan in 18UG and
some of them Pulmer, but who in
tend to cast their ballots for MeKin
ley and Roosevelt next November.
The list comprises men who have
been prominent in democratic poli
tics for years, and their desertion of
the patty will mean vastly more
than the mere loss of individual
votes. Most of them have a strong
followicg which will be influenced by
the action of those to whom they
have been accustomed to look for
guidance in political matters. The
list is really a remarkable one, show
in,' as it does the tendency of men
who were willing to swallow Bryan
and his heresies once to repudiate
him now thit be has added to them
disloyalty to the flag.
AVbat Wyoming people think of
militarism wa's expressed by their
action at the commencement of the
war with Spain. The state was al-
loled a quota of 300 volunteers, but
sent over a thousand into the service.
One of these volunteers who, when
the war broke out was a leading
democratic politician of the state,
who went to the Philippines as a
private and through merit won a
commission, recently wrote home as
follows: "I would like to be home
so that I could vote against Bryan.
I hope he will be defeated so badly
that the bugaboo word imperialism
will never bo heard again."
Senator Hoar made a statement in
Washington last week, in which he
said: "The anti-imperialism of Mr.
Bryan and many of bis democratic
supporters is but a mask for the free
coinage of silver, for attack on tbe
supreme court, for an income tax,
for populism and socialism, and for
free trade. These things, and not
opposition to imperialism, aro really
what they have at heart and what
they mean to accomplish, if trusted
with power. Many of Mr. Bryan's
most zealous supporters are among
the most zealous advocates of exer
cising dominion over the Philippine
The total money in circulation on
September 1st in the United States
was estimated by the director of tbe
mint to have been $2,090,683,042,
an increase (in round numbers) of
$31,000,000 since June 1st, $145,
000,000 since September 1, 1899,
and $590,000,000 since September 1,
1896. For four years the increase
has been at tbo average rate of about
$12,000,000 per month.
Tbe awful results of imperialism
have begun to appear, says tbe
Astorian. Republican officials are
going to allow Porto Ricans who
are residing in Baltimore to vote,
and there will be no chance before
election for the liberal-minded de
mocracy to pass a constitutional
amendment denying them the privi
lege because their grandmothers
didn't have It.
ADVAXCE IX 100 YEARS.
j There were but 53,000.000 people
in America when this century opened.
Fiance had five times as many
people; Germany, and even Austria,
had four limes America's population;
Italy bad three times is many, and
so had Great Britain. Even Spain
had doutile our nunioer of people,
and little Portugal was our rival in
We have more people now tban
any European, nation except Russia,
which alone leads us. We have as
many people as live in all Great
Britain and France combined. We
have one-balf more people than Ger
many. We have, practically, 75,
000,000 people in the United States,
and 10,000,000 more in our new
There were only five large cities
in America in 1800. Philadelphia,
with CG.000, was the largest, the seat
of government and the center of
wealth and cultuie. New York was
next with C0.000. Baltimore was
third with 20,500; Boston fourth wiih
25,000, and Charleston, South Caro
lina, fifth with 19,000 people.
Chicago was unheard of in 1800,
The century was three years old be
fore tbe government even built a
fort where Chicago now stands, and
it was not until thirty years later
that a city was thought of and in
corporated, There was do western city. The
mighty, modern cities of St. Paul,
Minneapolis, Omaha, Denver and
Kansas City were unheard of. There
was a small trading post at St. Louis.
That was all. Tbe Pacific coast had
two or three missions under Spanish
control. All the rest of the west
was given over to Indians aud wild
In what are Illinois, Michigan,
Indiana, and Wisconsin now, there
lived 6000 people in 1800, spread
over that whole territory. The "Far
West" was then Kentucky, Ohio and
Western New York, Beyond the
Alleghenies was practically a wilder
ness. Now 53,000,000 people live
within the area that belonged to our
nation in 1800.
Tbe United States is larger now
than all Europe iu point of area. It
has 3,000,000 square miles one
fDurteenth of the land surface of the
entire globe. ' In 1800 we had t just
825,000 square miles.
We ore tbe richest nation on the
globe. Today our wealth is esti
mated at over $100,000,000,000; in
1800 it was $2,000,000,000. A man
worth $300,000 was then considered
abnormally rich; today we have
several hundred men who are worth
$3,000,000 or more.
Uncle Sam spends each year on
his government $550,000,000, not
including the extra outlay occasioned
by our late war and the accession of
territory. In 1800 he spent $12.
500,000. In four years he now
spends more tban the entire wealth
of the nation in 1800. George B.
Waldron in Oregon Teachers' Month-
Dispatches from Manila state that
the Philippine commission is con
sidering plans for expending $2,000,
000 in the construction of good roads
in the island of Luzon. And tbe
New York Mail excitedly cues;
"Imperialism! Imperialism! Shall the
sacred right of tbe Tagal to wend
his way along a cow. path through
the brier-patch be ruthlessly destroyed
by the pale-faced intruder? Shall
he be compelled to Increase tbe value
of bis own property by building
modern public highways? Now,
then, all together, gentlemen, in your
hoarsest chest-notes, 'Imperialism!' "
From a, nation of borrowers we
have become a lending nation, and
interest rates are cheaper today in
the United States than anywhere else
on eartb. In place of selling bonds
in time of peace we arc paying bonds
in time of war, all of which proves
that tbe claim of national prosperity
Is based on substantial facts.
Labor is busy, Is better paid and
has to work shorter hours than in
any other country on eartb. Under
the republican administration of the
government, be is today better fed,
belter boused, better clothed, better
educated than anywhere else on God's
green earth and be will be slow to
vote for a change.
Appurtloaui.ot of tt ot Cuoly
Wand far 1900.
The state school food U apportioned
but once year. It is received by the
county trea-mrer in August as formerly,
bat Is not apportioned by tbe county
superintendent until the next regular
quarter, which is the first Monday in
, The total number of school children
between the ages of 4 and 211 in Wasco
county is 4408.
The state funds reached the maximum
this year, being $1.58 per capita, or a
total of ((587 0 4 3 for this county.
Tbe total amount of county school
funds on hand Oct. 1st was 1 802.06. Of
this the distribution amounted to 40
cents per capita, Jleaviim a surplus of
The school year begins on the first
Monday in March, andechool funds are
apportioned under the law which went
into effect May 22, 1S99, on the firtt
Monday in January, April, July and
October. Each child has already re
ceived In this school year for April f 1.30;
July 60 cents; October 1.96; making
total ot .3.86. This does not take into
account the special school tax voted in
twenty-tbree school districts out of
sixty-three reporting in this county.
In the apportionment of ecbool funds
in January next each school districts re
ceives first foO regardless of be number
of children enumerated, provided there
are funds sufficient. We have tbe in
formation ou authority of the superin
tendent that each district will receive
its $50 or more at that time. Any
amount ot tbe common school funds on
hand over $-ri0 on the first Monday in
March shall be re-apportioned by the
Following is the amount sent each
district clerk today :
DIST. CLKBK. AMOUNT.
1T C Bfiison, Cam-ade Locks $ 284 20
2 M HN'ickalsou, Hood Kiver 286 16
3 L Henry, Hood River 589 96
4 f D Hinrichs, Hood Kiver.. 246 96
5 0 D Henrich, Hood Kiver.. 158 76
6 Win H Edick. Mt Hood ... 64 68
7 J H Feak, Hood Ricer 150 92
8W T McClure, Moeier 43 12
9 A Y Marsh, The Dalles.. 41 16
10 J W Johnston, do . . 76 44
11 Jas Cameron, do ..54 88
12 0 L Schmidt, do . . 2871 40
13 W H Sharp, do .. 50 96
14 M M Gushing, do . . 52 92
15 August Deckert, do ..31 36
16 Wm Brookdouse, do , .. 29 40
17 M D Farrinaton, do . . 78 40
18 Leon L Davis, do 43 12
19 No report
20 J B Havelv, Boyd 105 81
21 C II Southern, Boyd 137 20
22 O B Connelly, The Dalles. . 86 24
23 T F Gray, do .. 54 88
24 M D Adams, do . . 72 52
25 OL Walter, do .. 52 92
26 Win Means, do .. 37 24
27 J W Noiin. Dufur 82 32
28 W J Harriman, Endereby.. 64 68
29 Geo W Johnston. Dufur 264 60
30 Henry Hudson, Dufur 90 16
31 H W Powell, Bovd 25 48
32 W H Odell. Bovd 45 08
33 B II Ilayne:', Nansene 78 40
34 Orrin W Moore, Nansene .. 45 08
35 W L Hendricks, Kinnsley . . 25 48
36 James UDuc, Dufur 66 64
37 G W Jordan, Kingaley 39 20
38 Henrv Bolton, Kingslev. ;. . 148 96
39 F M Warner, JJaneene". .... 80 36
40 V E McCorkle, Tygh Valley 76 44
41 V O Young, Moeier 45 08
42 E N Chandler, Wamic 174 44
43 Jos A Knox, Hood River . . 33 32
44 J M Ledford, Smock 60 96
45 J I West, Wapinitia 47 04
46 0 L Paquet, do 107 80
47 N W Flinn, do 58 84
48 J H Chastain, Jr, Victor. . . 160 72
49 F 8 Fleming, Bake Oven . . . 80 36
50 Frank Irvine. Antelope 235 20
51 K F McDonald, Antelope.. 37 24
62 G L Carroll, Mosier 84 28
63 Chas Gosson, The Dalles. . . 64 68
51 F J Keese, Antelope 29 40
55-H W Cooke. Ridgeway 25 48
66 M F Bird, Viento 94 08
57 J C Wlngfield, Endersby...
58 C C English. The Dalles . . .
69 J G Bolter, Cross Keys
60 No report
61 J I Miller, Hood River 147 00
62 No report
63 J E Kennedy, Wamic- 78 40
64 H Stonemati, The Dalles. . . 45 08
65 A C Martin, Victor 94 08
B. F. Lewis, father of Mrs. J. F. Moore
of this city, died . suddenly yesterday
afternoon, Sept. 28, at tbe residence of
his daughter. Mr. Lewis was born in
Eriecoontr, New York, Feb. 3rd, 1824.
When 26 years old he croBPed the plains
to California and located at Placerville
where he engaged in mining and packing
and subsequently went ir.lo the mer
cbantile business in the town of
L!wiaton which was named after him.
He was married at Sacramento, Cali
fornia, la 18-")6. In 1870 he moved to
what is now Lake county, Oregon, where
bo buried bis wife eight years later.
From the death of his wife Mr. Lewis
has made bis home with his daughter,
Mrs. Moore. He leaves four sisters, all
living in Minnesota, one brother living
on the Pacific coast, and two daughters.
The immediate cause of death was
apoplexy. Mr. Lewis was a man of
strict honor and integrity and of kindly
and generous impulses. He will be
adly missed by the immediate members
of his family and by the little ones of
the neighborhood with whom he was a
Fine seed wheat for sals; red Russian.
Price, 75 cer.tt per bushel.
W. W. Rawsov,
eeplO-lm The Dalles, Or.
The New York Cash Store is the sols
agent for the Hamilton Brown Sbc
Co.'i line of footwear.
Acgefable Preparationfor As
similating the Food andBegula
ting me Stuiuaciis and Bowels of
L5 I7 , i
ness and Itest.Contains neither
Aperfecl Remedy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
' Facsimile Signature of
EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER.
Retiring from Business.
Closing out my Entire Stock Regardless of Cost.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, at ranch less than wholesale
prices. Will sell iu bulk or in lots, or any way to suit purchasers.
Entire stock must "be closed out before 30 days.
All goods will be sacrificed except Thompson's Glove-fitting Corseti
and Bntterick Patterns. Your rices will be inine. Call early and secure
J. P. McINERNY,
Corner Second and Court Sts.
State formal School,
MONMOUTH, - . OREGON.
Fall Term Opens September 18, 1900.
The fttinlentsof the Knrwal School arc preparea to tulte tho Stnto Certificate linmedUtclr M
Graduates readily secure good position!. Expense of year from 1120 to tlo.
Strong Academic and l'rofesslnnal Courses. New Special Departure In Maausl Trslniiif
Well equipped Training Department.
For catalogue containing full announcements address
P. 1 1. CAMPBELL, FreMdent or W A. W ANN, Barrelary ot TtnH
SAY! Lend Me Your Ear!
2 Do you know that John fashek. the tailor, Is agent for two of
jml the largest merchant tailoring houses in America?
Jj Do yon know that he will sell
jJJT cheap as tbe hatnl-n.e-down,' ready -
V? guarantee a fit or no sale?
W Do you know that he has
fiS and winter trade tbe handsomest
in Tbe Dalles?
t!& ' TATTUT T" A nTTTJTr 1
& O $ 0-5-0 O O'O O O O &
XJ. E. FALT & CO.,
gfroprletors Commercial Sample Rooms.
$ Purest Liquors for Family Use?
Delivered to any
i'hones: fil Local,
858 Long Distance
Wasco Warehouse Company
Headquarters for Seed Grain of aU tfds
Headquarters for Feed Grain ot u
Headquarters for Rolled Grain, 931
Headquarters for Bran. Shorts, JSi0
Headquarters for "Byers' Best" Pen(
tnn "Plmir This Floor ii manufacture.1 Mpr'T KJtioa.
1UUr uses every Mck Is (ruaranteed to
W sell onr goods lowor than any bonse in the trade, nd If yon don
call and get car prices and be convinced.
Highest Prices Paid for Wheat, Barley and Oats.
-' ai m. m m m
Tor Infants and Child,.
The Kind You Have
tm ecMTAU eonMfty, ncw vonn err.
. . .
you suit, made to your order, as
made, you buy in the stores, sod j,
already on hand for the coming fall
and finest line of samples ever ebowo
JT 1 a. m J 1 A wAnt
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part of the City. V
173 Second Street. "