The Dalles weekly chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1947, October 06, 1900, PART 2, Image 2

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"Is the. 3-ouDg trail Absalom safe ?"
is the text of a recent sermon of
Candidate I'.ryan, wherein be popu
listically and socialistic-ally bewails
the fate of lhe)'American youth, as
doomed by the trusts and combines
and gold standard and money power
and other and sundry octopi and
troglodytes to perpetual poverty mid
wage slavery. We have met with
no better answer to Dry an' dem
agogical rant although it was writ
ten btfore Dryau's sermon than the
following wholesome words of Am
brose Itearce, in the San FrflDciseo
Examiner; aboilt the last place, by
tbe wy, one would expect to find
anything wholesome. 3lr. Bearce
says :
This is not a country of equal
fortunes; outside a socialist's dream
no such country exists nor can exist.
But as nearly as is ossiblc this is a
conntrj of equal opportunities for
those who begin life with nothing
but nature's endowments and of
such is the kingdom of success.
In nine instances in ten successful
Americans that is Americans who
have succeeded in any worthy ambi
tion or legitimate field cf endeavor
have started with nothing but the
skin they stood in. It may almost
be said, indeed, that to begin with
nothing is a main condition of sue
cess in America.
To a young mar. there is no such
hopeless impediment as wealth or tbe
expectation of wealth. Here a man
SDd there a man will rise, so abun
dantly endowed by nature as to over
come tne handicap of "artificial
advantages," but that is not the rule;
usually the chap "born with a gold
spoon in bis mouth," puts in bis time
sucking that spoon and without other
employment. Counting possession
of tbe spoon success, why should he
bestir himself to achieve what he
already has?
The real curled darling of oppor
tunity is the youth born with notb
ing in his mouth but his teeth he
who knows or is likely to knoar what
it is to feel his belly sticking to his
back. If be have brains a-plenty be
will get on for be must be up and
doing tbe penalty of indulgence a
famine. If he have not, he may up
and do the uttermost satisfaction of
his mind and heart, but the end of
that man is failure, with possibly
socialism, that last resort of conscious
It fatigues, this talk of tbe narrow
ing opportunities of today, tbe
"closed avenues to success," and the
rest of it. Doubtless it serves its
purpose of making mischief for tbe
tyrant trusts and the wicked rich
generally, but in a six months' bound
volume of it there is not enough of
trutn to float a religion.
Men of brains never had a better
chance than now to accomplish all
that it is desirable that they should
accomplish; and men of no brains
never did have much of a chance,
Dor under any possible conditions
can have in this country or any
other. They are nature's failures,
God's botchwork. Let us be sorry
for them, treating them Justly and
generously; but the socialism that
would level us all down to their plane
of achievement and reward is a pro
posal of which they are themselves
the proponents.
Opportunity, indeed 1 Wbo is
holding we from composing a great
opera that would make me rich and
nat oppressive laws lorbttl me
to work my passage up the Yukon as
deckhand on a steamboat and dis
rover the gold along Bonanza creek?
What is there in our industrial
system that conceals from me the
secret of making diamonds from
Why was it not I who, entering a
lawyer's olTice as a euitable person to
weep it out, left it as an appointed
justice of the supreme court?
I have bad a dozen years to f rove
to the proprietor of this newspaper
thai be can afford to pay me $23,
000 a year?
He is just a languishing, good man,
to give it to me; I have only to show
bim that my services are worth it.
What prevents me from making the
proof? And what prevents you,
most excellent of all possible cob
blers, from beatirg ice out of tbe
field by writing like an angel with a
reed ?
The uumber of actual and possible
sources of profit and methods of
distinction is infinite. Not all the
trusts in tbe world combined in one
trust of trusts could appreciably re
duce It could condemn to perma
nent failure one man with the talent
and the will to succeed.
While at Lex.jgton, Neb., the
other day Governor Roosevelt gave
the following answer to those Bryan
itcs wbo have been urging that if he
were sincere in his opposition to the
New York too trust he had the
remedy in his own hands and as
governor of the state had the power
to destroy it. To this the governor
replied :
"That is hardly correct as a matter
of governmental knowledge. I can
not call out tbe militia to destroy a
trust. What can be done is to have
the legislature pass and the governor
sign a law to do away with the trust,
and then have the attorney-general
proceed under that law to enforce it,
according to the best of his capacity.
"Now, are not these ihe only
things that can be done? Well, I
have done them both. Iu the first
year of my term ns governor we
passed a very severe anti-trust law,
and now the attorney-general is
proceeding under that law against
the ice trust. Tbe difficulty comes
in the delay caused by the trust
counsel, as they are appealing, as
they have a right to appeal, to every
legal technicality, and ate making
every effort to stop a decision on the
merits of the case. The people wbo
are responsible for the action of tbe
trust's counsel are the stockholders of
the trust, wbo are, among others,
Mr. Richard Croker, the leader of
the democratic party in New York,
and Mr. Van Wyck, who was my
opponent for governor of New York
two years ago, running on an anti-
trust platform, and who is now one
of the biggest stockholders in tbe ice
Tbe attorney-aeneral is now pro
ceeding against the ice trust, and if
Mr. Croker, Mr. Van Wyck and the
associates who are members of the
trust were not employing tbe best
counsel in the state to delay action,
we should have bad a decision of tbe
court long ago. Tbe republican at
torney -general is pressing that action
under that law, introduced by a
democrat, but passed by a republican
legislature, and signed by myself.
We are opposed by Mr. Bryan's
ardent supporters in New York, the
heads of tbe democratic party of the
with tbe party that is in favor
pulling the fla? down.
General Summers, of the Second
Oregon, has the matter in hand and
expects to call a meeting in a few
days to be held in some centrally
located hall in Portland. The de
cision of the veterans will be awaited
with interest. It may not have the
effect of changing tbe opinions of a
great number of people but it will
have a tendency to materially
strengthen the cause it favors. By
all means let us know what tbe
veterans tbink of expansion and how
badly they are reared at the . bogey
of imperalism.
York Sun
tbe treaty of Paris and that "the:
devil would roast them for it in the
next world." Meanwhile the cap.
tain in roastiu? tbeai in this. He
said that "the pension department
a rat hole into which millions of dol
lars arc annually poured and wasted,1
and he made this graceful appeal to
tbe foreign-born voters: "There
one sentiment which is ground into
my very bones and mixed with tbe
lime, America for the Americans an
to hell with all others." Capt. Be
must be making votes, but perhaps
be is not making them for bis own
From the Portland Telegram we
learn that it is proposed at an early
date to call together the veterans of
the Civil war, as well as those who
fought for tbe honor of their country
in Cuba and the Philippines, for the
purpose of securing an expression of
sentiment in reference to tbe admin
istration's Philippine and Cuban
policy and ascertain their position in
reference to the' American flag
planted on foreign soil.
Those wbo have fought for their
country and the honor of its flag,
whether at home or on foreign soil,
are beliaved to be entitled to a re
spectful hearing. Thjy have dem
onstrated by their services what their
sentiments were in the time of war,
and it is desired now to obtain from
them an expression in time of peace.
It is barely possible that a declara
tion from the nation's defenders may
have a material bearing upon tbe
action of voters wbo are in doubt
whether to sustain tbe administration
in its determination to protect tbe
American flag in the Philippines or
to repudiate its policy by voting
A writer in the New
gives out the following sensible re
marks on tbe illogical and thorough
ly demagogical way business comoi
nations are treated in tbe United
States, as contrasted with the way
they are treated in the countries of
Europe. The illogical attacks of Mr.
Bryan and his party upon business
combinations astonish the nations of
Europe. Their experience with trusts
has extended over a far longer
period than ours, but they are not
accustomed to a demagogical treat
ment of the question. These combi
nations flourished in all tbe great
trading countries of continental
Europe long before America knew
them because the conditions that
made them desirable existed in
Europe long before they appeared
in the western world.
But European demagogues have
not succeeded in dragging trusts into
politics as has been done in this
country. Even in Austria-Hungary,
where there has been some sort ot
organization against business combi
nations, the people will not follow
the lead of the anti-trust agitators,
Tbe reason for this is Austria-Hungary
as in Germany is, as Consul-
General Mason writes from Berlin,
because trusts are regarded by the
people as giving steadiness and regu
larity to business and as necessary
under conditions that tend to stimu
late fierce and reckless competition
which is ruinous alike both to tbe
selling and buying public.
The European nations regard
trusts as a purely business matter,
serving legitimate purposes and sub
ject to regulation by law so that tbe
interests of all may be conserved.
Trusts, both in Europe and America,
acquire and retain a large volume of
trade only by tho merits and cheap
ness of their products.
Our democratic friends themselves
have repeatedly defined and indorsed
those views on trusts that are held
by intellizent men tbe world over.
The Hon. B. T. Clayton, democratic
congressman from Brooklyn, for ex
ample, said ib the bouse last winter:
"I would uot advocate or assist in
passing any law that would injure
legitimate business or prevent com
binations, whether of men or of
capital, for honest and proper pur
poses. We must protect capital
when used to develop, our resources,
to establish and carry on our manu
facturing establishments, our rail
roads, our various industrial enter
prises, and our commercial business.
It is only necessary that laws should
be passed to prevent the abuse ot the
power ttat comes from the combina
tion of large interests and to remedy
those evils that now exist."
This is a fur statement of the
views and policy not only of the re
publican party, but of tbe great busi
ness and commercial interests on
both sides of tbe ocean.
The deglutition of Washington
populism by the Bryanites of that
stale has been at last accomplished
that is to say all but the tail, which
refuses to be swallowed, and instead
of wasaine tbe AVashington demo.
cratic canine as formerly, will no
bitch itself on to the nether extremity
of social democracy, commonly
known as Debsism. At the middle-
of-the-road state convention, held
in Spokane Tuesday, it was decided
not to place a ticket in the field and
resolutions were passed urging all
populists to oppose the fusion ticket
and support the social democracy,
This is tbe natural drift and tendency
of populism which is only a step
nearer socialism, whose end is an
archy and ultimate perdition, than
Slot Kiting m Ministitr or United Breth
ren Church. He Waa Not Expelled
At Ashland last Saturday night
Governor Geer made the remarkable
anr! gratifying statement that the
number of convicts in tho Oregon
stste penitentiary has decreased near
ly one-half during the last four years.
In fact the number has become so
small, tbe governor says, that there
is hardly men enough to run the In-
stitution. Four years ago Bryanites
talked much of the relation between
poverty and crime. They are not
saying much along this line this year
at least Dot in Oregon.
Capt. Ben Tillman's tongue has
not lost its cunning and it baa been
putting in some of its finest licks in
Missouri. At Trenton in-that state
be said that democratic senators were
bought to vote for the ratification of
Saturday's Oregonian contained a dis
patch from Spokane which stated that
Presiding Elder Rhodes of the United
Brethern denomination had lately pub
licly announced, in that C'ty, that
Rev. Paul Krugor, now pastor of the
Christian church at The Dalles, had
been expelled from the United Bretbern
coiircn "lor sufficient cause and was
not a minister in good standing. Tbe
Chronicle did not print tbe item, bus.
pecting, as is nearly alwavs the
case that there were two sides to
the story, and because we would ten
times rather print something good about
minister of the gospel than something
evil. Here is Mr. Kruger'a side of the
story as it appears in tbe Oregonian of
this dte, Oct. 3.
rtev. ram uruger lanes issue with a
recently printed statement that he has
been expelled from the United Brethren
church. In a letter written to the Ore
gonian from The Dalles, he emphatically
asserts that he was not a member of the
church, and that the statements made
by Presiding Elder Rhodes, at Snokane.
are wilfully false. In this letter. Mr.
Kruger makes a vigorous attack on the
charscter of persons annotated in the
management of Hnntsville Seminary, of
Washington. Trouble between him and
these men, he says, over what he re
garded misconduct of theirs, is at the
bottom of the declaration of Elder
The article was written with the in
tent to injure me," says Mr, Kruger.
"In Elder Rhodes' communication he
nses tbe term 'for sufficient cause, ' but
fails to state the cause. It is but justice
to me nod to the public that tho cause
oe stated, or if he cannot state the caune.
keep silent altogether. He attacks mi
character, and would like to make it ap-pi-hr
that I am not respectable. I am
willing to have any one investigate my
"I do not deny the fact that I wor
shiped with the United Brethren church
at Huntsville, Wash., as well as in Ne
braska, and I also preached for them,
but only because 'the church of my
choice was not represented there. Not
feeling willing to stay away from church,
we worshiped with them. But the real
reason of the attack is that X was at one
time financial aaent for the Huntsville
Seminary, and had dilricultv with a Dart
ot the board." ,
Mi. Krnger says the trouble grew out
of his charging certain members of the
ooara with nn-Cliristian and ungentle,
manly conduct. In the contest follow.
ing the charges, he savs Elder Rhodes
upheld the members of the board.
We offer for a limited period the
twice-a-week Chronicle, price fl.CO,
and the Weekly Oregonian,. price $1.50,
both papers for 2 a year. Subscriptions
nnder this offer must be paid in ad
vance. tf
Ihe Campbell A Wilson millinery
parlor is the place to buv np to-dale
bead wear at right prices. All the new
things in street hats. Patterns and
trimmed hats can be found there, sIho a
fine lino of children's school bats and
baby bonnets. tf
For Hale.
Fine seed wheat for sale; red Russian.
Price, 75 cents per bushel.
W. W. Ra-vso.
seplO lrn Tbe Dalles, Or.
Hustling yonng man can make JIJO per
month and expenses. Permanent pnsi
tion. Experience unnecessary. Write
qnick for particulars. Clark A Co.,
Fourth and Locust Streets, Philadel
phia, Pa, 8tf
New shoes for fall and winter just re
ceived at the New York Cash Store.
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ANcgetahle Preparaiionfor As
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Promotes DigeslioaCheerfiil-
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Opium.Morphine nor funeral,
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arrest mi
October 9 to 13 inclusive.
This will be tbe greatest event in the history of the City of Wheat,
ooi nu rrnic ana an upen itiver to the Sea. I he Droiiuctn of thu Dro-
.. uv,. Bl... ami an vyjicu mvtir 10 wie oea. i no prouucis ni mil
liGc region will be on exhibition, and farmers, flockmasters and all o
will witness an exhibit that will be both interesting- and instructive.
Excellent entertainments day ani night. Five days of sight-SMinj
and pleasure. There will be ample accommodations for all guests Corns
and The Dalles will entertain you.
Producers from all" sections requested to make exhibits,
for space in the lair buildings. No entrance fee.
No charge
Reduced Rates on all Railroads and Steamboat Lines.
Mrs. Phillips is prepared to furnish
cut flowers and all kinds of floral de
signs on short notice. Phone number
307 slO-lm
During the Street FRIT IITlfl Porl
gains in Grinding Machinery eer ollered in the State of Oregon. We VV
farmer to bare a Star Feed Mill, because it will help to pay your txfH
save yon time; it will make your old horse fatter; it will pleas your i'4t0fi:
g,.,,, ,r , er cnicaeiis; and this is a sure way of getting I' ""wfsT
for we are positively ninap tn eln .v,.. m . i - apTIIAL
i i 41 , - - - 1 ' v 1 1 it mini, iiuw nil itniiu n t.v - j.
Achangeinthe business compels ns to do this, and now Is tho tim tot joo
P in oenent. or further particulars Inquire or write t-j
HUDSON & BROWNHILL. The DallesOregon.
State formal School,
Fall Term Opens September 18, 1900.
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