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THE DALLES WEEKLY CliKONICLE. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 22. 1900.
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The Weekly Chronicle.
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Otoi (i)urim lunu.i uinler twelve liwbe . 1 ton if he SO Inclines, Of 10 lie ID
a aclf made tenator, having wrested
the election at the close of the last
legislature. He owes nothing to the
people of the state, who would
quickly turn him down if senators
were elected by a direct vote of the
people. His olllcial conduct, there
fore, becomes a matter of his own
persoual choice. To be in Washing-
COS T OF BEISU AS AMERICAS
fill 1 1' 0WSER.
It is a favorite argument of the
free traders aud free shin men that
American vessel owners really do
not have to pay higher wages to
their seamen than foreigners. Per
haps a deliberate judgment upon this
subject by a former free ship man,
now a subsidist, Cleveland's former
consul to Livetpool, Captain Russell
by name, will lie of interest. He
says, in his report in the state de
partment: "The vessels of the United Mates
pay the highest rate' of wages, be
sides costing more for maintenance I
of the crews than" those of any other
nation. British vessels in domestic
ports can procure crews from 37 to
32 per cent lower than are paid on
American vessels, which is a serious
item in the disbursement account.
Then, again, the cost of maintenance
on American ships is about 10 cents
a man per day, against the English
2i) cents, or a difference of 27 per
cent in favor of the latter. It is an
acknowledged fact that the living on
board our vessels is superior to that
of other nations, and it is generally
asserted that large quantities of food
are supplied to the crews, the scale
of provisions laid down by congress
being rarely, it ever, resorted to.
Tbe wages paid on vessels belonging
to Norway, Sweden, Russia. Ger
many, Denmark, Austriti, Spain, and
Italy average from 47 to ,r0 per cent
lower than those of the United States
vessels, and the cost of maintenance
about 32 per cent less."
A few facts and figures often
enable us to form a correct con
clusion, wbere a thousand theories,
or thousand wishes that things
might be thus and so, only confuse
and lead astray.
SI DIES ARE.
of s ca
ll is quite evident that Mr. Frye,
who is in charge of the ship subsidy
bill for a unanimous republican
majority of the senate, knows whence
the opposition arises, fie is oHicial'.y
quoted as saying:
"There never was any other bill
before congress which received such
close and critical consideration, on
which was expended such careful,
conscientious, and intelligent work.
Nor was ihfte ever one with this
purpose in view which so generally
commended itself to the friends of
the American ship. Its critics and
opponents are those who honestly
believe in, and have always advo
cated, free ships, and tbe foreign
lines which will not tamely submit to
surrender the profits of their carry-
ins trade. The former contest it
from principle, but arc not danger
ous, for the country rejects their
theory ; the latter are inspired only
. by self-interest, one of the most
powerful of all motives, and they
will make a most detei mined, vigor
ous, and never-ending fight."'
Tbe free traders and the fiee ship
men have not tbe members with
which to defeat the bill and the
foreigners have not money enough,
in a thous.ind years.
A Year Hook announces that tbe
United States has no men of con
spicuous merit but has inany able
men. The able men, the plodders
and well balanced individuals, np
pear to run the country about as
well as souse of the overmastering
geniuses that set the old world on
fire and call for help to extinguish
There is more trrtli than poetry in
Oregon to help creite another sena
tor if his inclination runs otherwise.
He is the Allah of all that goes on in
republican politics in this state, and
what he does is nobody's business.
The tariff measure which the re
publicans adopted last winter for
Porto Ilico has so justified itself in
practical operation that the Porto
Ricans are eager to retain it. Scarce
ly any measure that was ever brought
before congress was so bitterly as
sailed as this, not simply by demo
crats, whose opposition was to be
expected, but by numerous influen
tial republicans and leading repub
lican papers. The Oregoniao ex
hausted its vocabulary of invective
in condemning it, and even the
truly good Senator Simon deserted
bis party so far as to vote against
it. AVbat changes time brings! And
how much better is some people's
hind sight than their foresight! Now
when the Taft commission is drafting
a tariff law for the Philippines, on
precisely similar lines, not a word of
objection has been so much as
breathed against it.
The Oiegouian pays The Dalles
the following just and handsome
compliment. Of course nothing is
said about the city being as dark as
hades the year round, nor that if we
had more light we would probably
have less money: "They have a
kind of politics at The Dalles which
is worth labeling. That enterprising
city bv some mysterious means has
accumulated a sinking fund of several
thousand dollars on which it gets
higher interest than it pays for city
bonds. Thus its debt helps to run
tbe city government. The secret of
tbe mystery is said not to be unat
tainable. If Portland has any embryo
financiers, they might go to The
Dalles for a course of development.
The merchants and business men
of Astoria have entered into an
agreement to boycott the O. R. & N.
Company because of the alleged op
position of that company towards
granting Astoria terminal rates. We I
admire Astoria's pluck but doubt its
judgment. The boycott is a game
that sometimes two can' play nt.
The O. R. fc N. Company has lately
purchased the Ilwaco railroad, which
commands one of the most delightful
summer resorts on the Pacific: coast.
What if the O. R. & N. should make
up its mind to do a little boycotting
on its own account in connection
with its late acquisition?
An exchange pertinently and
truthfully says there is a lime for
all things and the lime for spending
money is again ct band; for the holi
day season is not the time for saving.
At no other period will a dollar con
vey so much pleasure. It is then a
delight to buy and a Joy to give, and
presents are appreciated now as in
no other week in tbe long year.
Parents give without ceasing to their
children. They bestow food, cloth
ing, shelter, books and luxuries, but
ail these do not convey the keen de
light that goes with a few trinkets at
Christmas time. Conversely, a fail
ure to make gifts at this time carries
disappointment to tbe mature, and
to the young a grief that is almost
poignant. For these reasons wc must
loosen our purse strings tho coming
week, and leave to the miser tbe
morbid pleasure of hoarding all tbe
time. A little extiavagance is de
manded by the spirit of the occasion,
and mav be offset later by a small
degree of prudence and self denial,
There is a time to save; this is the
time to spend.
Ihe Sbaniko Leader makes an
earnest plea for the continuance of
the scalp bounty law, not on tie
narrow and sectional ground that
Western Oregon gets larger appropri
ations than Eastern Oregon for her
schools and other objects, but upon
tbe broad ground of justice to our
people and the important industries
that would necessarily suffer by a
repeal of the law.
The price of silver is steadily ad
vancing. Great demands on the
silver supply are made by China and
India.- From London, in tbe past
nine months, has been shipped $11,
000,000 to China, and from San
Francisco nearly 113,000,000. Japan
has taken half a million this year as
against nothing last year.
The Newbcrg Graphic, which is
supporting Senator McBride for re
election, is opposed to a caucus, and
says: "Let each, in the presence of
his fellow members and all the state,
boldly, honestly and fearlessly de
clare bis preference."
tland Tara Off.
The La Grande Chronicle fives the
following account of an accident that be
fbll Adam Croestuao, formerly a resident
of this city.
"Adam Crosiunan, one of the pro
prietor! of the International ealoon on
Jefferson avenue, was seriously injured
by the explosion of n acetylene pas tank
at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. His
right hand, which waa resting on the
top of the tank at the time of the frx
plosion, was almost entirely blown off,
and amputation of tbe member was nec
essary. Tbe saloon is lighted with ace
tylene, and the gas apparatus is in the
cellar. Mr. Cro'aman was giving in
structions to an employee of the place
In regard to management of tho lights,
and the assistant bad just gone up stairs
when the explosion took place. It is not
known what kind of a defect in the ap
paratus caused the explosion, as Mr.
Crossniao, who was the only one present
at the time, has not been annoyed on the
object since his frightful injury. He
bad heou given every assurance that the
lighting system was safe and in fact lias
been agent for the light company for
some time and has installed a number
of plants in various places.
"Immediately after tbe injury he came
to tbe top of the stairs and said, 'I am
hurt, get a doctor,' He was placed in
charge of Dr. Bacon, who with the as
sistance of Drs. Belt and Bigger?, made
the amputation, there being no poesible
hope of saving tbe hand.
"Mr. Crossman withstood the opera
tion heroically and is resting comfortably
at the Foley hotel. His serious injury
is deeply regretted by his many friends
in La Grande and elsewhere.
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A Visit With 111 Slam.1
If British reverses in tbe Trans
vaal continue much longer it will be
in order for vomeoody to move reso
lutions of sympathy for them rather
than for tbe Boers.
Opposition to tbe sbipsu6sidy bill,
and precisely such opposition as it is
receiving, calling it a huge graft, a
monster steal, a gigantic swindle and
all that, frightens nobody save tie
unthinking and inexperienced. The
bill must be judged on its merits,
not by what .those who a' ways oppose
the principle that lies at the basis of
it say about it. Whatever the merits
or demerits of the bill it remains
true that every established industry
in the land, from the date of the
nation's birth to this hour, has had
to meet similar opposition and from
the same source, both during its
infancy and while it was struggling
Tbe Pendleton Tribune snjs that
a bill to maintain and provide for
tue control and protection of a
system of free public libiariis in the
several incorporated cities (it the
state of Oregon will be preciiled to
the legislative assembly this winter.
The Oregon Federation of Women's
The Telegram says Captain W. J.
Johnston of the steamer Bellance, who
was brutally assaulted at the I). P. & A.
N. dock in Portland, Monday morning
of last week, and was taken later to St.
Vincent's hospital, suffering from a
severe case of concussion of the brain, is
reported as lying in the same precarious
condition with no change for the better.
He complains of severe pains in his
back, and at times is unable to retain
his thoughts collectively. His friends
are fearful of the worst resultn. Charles
Tracy, the self-admitted assailant, is
being held at tbe city prison with a
charge of assault with a deadly weapon
booked against him, though he main
tains he struck Johnston in the face
with his clenched fist and not in the
back of tbe head with a weapon. He
was introduced to the sweating process
several times, but still clung to tbe main
statements, though bis narratives are
said to be conflicting.
Tuesday evening witnessed the in
stallation of officers of Columbia Chapter
No. 3J, order of the Eastern Star, in
Masonic hall. About sixty members
were in attendance. The hall was
beautified with white chrysanthemums,
and with the bright colors ever present
these made a picture long to he remem
bered. The initiation of two candidates
claimed their attention for the first hour.
The service was rendered in an impres
sive manner and we trust its influence
will long be remembered by those pres
ent. This was followed by installation,
sister Alice Crossen, past matron, serv
ing as installing officer, with SiBter
Saline Phirman as marshal. These two
officers were at their best, and it is
almost needless to say their work was
done perfectly. The following officers
were installed: VV. M, Sarah T Mac-
AlliBter; W P, C W Dietzel ; A M,' Edna
Errhart ; Sec, Mary Scott Myers ; Treae,
Mary Logan ; Cond, Mrs C W Dietzel ;
A Cond, Harriet Marden; Adah, Mrs J
A Geisendorffer; Ruth, Eliza Kelsay;
Esther, Evelyn Eshelman; Martha,
Lillian Johnston; Electa, Lena Liebe;
warden, Grace Donnell ; sentinel, Almira
Clifton; chaplain, Mrs Morris; marshal,
Maude Clarke; organist, Grace E Parr.,
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m uv au w j rws.u-0 iuc oinatnr nf
'ffil-fa, sonal open-talon since Its infanrr
-(UcAtte Allow no one to deceive von ! T
AH Counterfeits, Imitations and"Just-as.good,,arebut
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment
What is CAST ORIA
Castoria Is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Par,
goric, Drops aud Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains nefther Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
Mibstance. Its age Is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural Bleep,
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
Tbe Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TUT eCNTAU 60MMNV, TT MUftftAV tTMKT, MCW VOHH OITV.
Card or Thanks.
The Fossil Journal says: "The Co
lumbia Southern R. R. is making a
strong drive for the shipping business of
Fossil, Mayville, Ferry Canyon and per
hapi Condon, to all of which points the
C. 8. etatiou of Kent is considerably
nearer than Arlington, Ihe present ship
ping point. The railroad company has
had an easy wagon road surveyed from
Kent to Mr. Graham's place on the John
Day river, 11 '3 miles, and is about to
let a contract for the work. Sherman
county has appropriated ff00, and the
cii!zns of Sherman have made up f 1000
to assist with the work. The Mayville
inmieri ate strongly interested In ttie
project, and are ready to contribute
work on the Giliiain vi le of the line.
The problem of crossing the river will
probably be solved by the railroad com
pany, when the wagon road is completed.
We, the mother, father and brothers
of the late Maurice Cusbing, desire by
this means to express our sincere and
heartfelt thanks to the members of Egan
Tribe, I. O. R. Mi, of Sumpter, Oregon,
for the care and kindnees bestowed upon
Maurice when in bis terribly wounded
condition and also after he bad passed
to tin other eho-e, in caring for bis re
mains. We also desire to express our
thanks to the members of Wasco Tribe,
I. O. R. M., to the camp of Modern
Woodmen of America and the citizens of
The Dalles generally for many acts of
kindness extended to the sorrowing rel
atives of Maurice Cusbing at, before and
after the lime of bis funeral in this city.
Mas. Mary Cisiiinu.
M. M. CUMIING,
C. B. Cl'sHIXG,
Mi 1.0 M. Cusrii.vd,
W; H. Ccsihng.
Dated The Dalles, Dec. 18, 1&00,
Sumptor papers pleaee copy.
the following which we copy from
tho Baker City Democrat: There
need be no comjilaint ever the fact
that Senator Simon is in Oregon at
tending to the yb of electing a sena
tor fo euccco'l MelJrMe instead of
attending to his official chities in the
senate. Mr. Sitnon, as senator, is a
creature of Lis otvn creation; he is
will strongly press its enactment into
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Clubs, of which Mrs. C. B. Wa.de of ... .1 ,
. i biinx rooms over the .irwu k saloon in
l'endletonis the very efficient p.csi-j Spokaoo at 1 oclock InesJay morning,
dent, has the measure in charge and covered six men with a revolver, re
lieved tin p'sce of ovpr $CiM) and es
caped. Fifteen minutes liitur he was
cau'.ured by the police and nearly all the
money was reoveri'd. The rent he lot
while running to eectpe. Mnrpliy
s)tc he is 20 years obi and from ar
The $.3,00;),000 tstate of tho late Cor
neliuj VanJerbllt is invested at an aver
age of J.12S per cent interest ai'.mialty.
Contervotive investors are satisfied with
S.'.j' por cent in these timet.
Just published by the Southern I'a-
cifie Co., is a pamphlet upon the re
sources of Western Oregon, which in
cludes an excellent map of the state,
and contains information on climate,
lands, education, etc., existing indus
tries and their capabilities. Attention
is also directed to such r.ew fa-li's for
energy or capital as promise fair return.
This publication rills a need lorn( ex
perienced by Oregonians In repl; ing t
inquiries of eastern friend.
Copies may be bad of local Mijcnt fur '
southern 1'aritic Co., or from
C. II. Maiikimm, (j. p. ..
Notable among the pleasures afforded ; J
by the SliBBta K uite is the waiter trip j J
to Southern California and Arizona. I
i.t-ucncu m-ijuniiJium;e Wlin mid eecuon
will ever develop fresh points of interest
added sources ot enjoyment, under its
sunny skies, in the variety of its indus
tries, in its prolific vegetation and among
its numberlees ' resorts of mountain,
shore, valley and plain.
Tbe two daily .Shasta trains from
Portland to California have been re
cently equipped with the most approved
pattern of standard and tourist sleeping
cars, but the low rates of fare will still
continue in effect.
Illustrated guides to the winter resorts
of California and Arizona may be had
tn application to
C. If. Makkiiam, U. T. A.,
If you intend to take a trip East, aek
your ticket agent to route you via The
Great Wabash, a modern and up-to-date
railroad in every particular.
Through trains from Chicago, Kansas
City, Omaha or St. Louis to New York
and New England points. All trains
run via Niagara Falls and every through
train has free recliniug chair care, sleep
ing and dining cars.
Stop over allowed on all tickets at Ni
agara Falls. Ross C. Clink,
Pacific Coast Pass. Agt
I.os Angeles, Calif.
C. S. Cuank. J. p. A.. St. Louis. Mo.
F or feul,-.
Eastern Oregon timothy hay, $13 per
toil, f. o. b. The Dulles. K tslern Ore
gon wild hay, $1340 in car lots.
McCci.lv A Cavi.ou,
H 2w La Grande, Or.
FIVE DOLLARS REWAR D.
Lost A small red cow, about 7 years
old, branded V on each hip, witli swallow-fork
in right ear. Ought to have a
calf about 6 months old. I will pav $5
lor such information as will lead to their
recovery. Tiikouohk Migcet,
At Ward A Uobeitson's stable, The
Subscribe f ir Tine Ciiuo.mci.k.
Chicken Lice Conprei
Carbolineum : Avenarius,
The moct efllr-loiit Wool I'reaerrliui
l'aint also a Kmhi-al Krmc.lv xsiiit
Chicken Uc. J tt. aiipllratioin toln
Mile walls (if pniiltiy house will pec.
iiiiiiK-ntly exterminate nil lice. Remits--healthy
ehieketm, j enty of
evg. S rite for circulara and piiec.
Mention this paper.
t Jos.T. Peters & Co., j
( 1'IIK 1IALI.KS, (IKtllON. i
T. A. Van Nordei
Keep constantly on hand a lurgc mt mid
line of all that 1 host in Wmii-Iics, Jw.lrt,
Clotks, Hpeetaclea, Field (:lKSe,Kllv(Twrc,(i:f,
at prices that defy competition. Mall onmit
tended to with promptness and disptKb. K.".
gravinit neatly done. '"f
Undertaker and Embalmer
Cor. Third and Washington StJ.
All orders attended to promptly. Long
distance phone 4T.i. Local, 102.
J. p. mcoe. josssirur
MOORE & GAVIN,
ATTaRXEY AT LAW
Kooma 3'J and 40. over I.', s. I jinrj nfflr
Physician and Surgeon,
Bpcclil attention Riven In unrcrj.
c. "MS Kooma 21 and W. Vo" tua
A BIG SALE OF STAR FEED MILLS,
morning, 1) c. 10. h, at thi- u-i-
Uio jn-in-lnw of iIhj l,ij.(.
The rrpoft of Ihe director of the
mint on the production of gold nnd
silver in the United Stale during
the calendar year 1809 credits Ore
gon with I,1i'3,.jOO gold, and S0,-
)0 silver. Colorado leads of nil
the states, with 2.;,852,G0Q gold find
groom, I... r,. lea.-ti-, i. Una city, d. M
lohnMon, of Three Miie, t(. .Mre. Nettie
ralrnerj of Portland.
Wo offer for n limited period the
twice-a-weelt CiiitiiMri.R, price $1 50,
and th Ve-ktv Oreoninn, t.iirpi l ,".()
I....L . t ... . ... . 1 .'
) mm (a, ri ior f a year. RillKTiptions
under thii olI'.;r miint bo paid in ad
A few choice Hereford bull calve nil.
g'.ble for registration. Inquire t,f
nl 4'.dw J. I,. Ki.i.v, Tho I'allei.
.Moiip; to Loan.
Five hundred dollars 1 1 loan cn real
estate. No commission. Apply at this
V m nut
next thirtv il.tr u.i am uoinir to offer the
i Kui I ill (irin hutf M K-hinerv v',.r hIV.tp.I in t), Ktntnof Dreir ui.
i U'niti. I.. I.. .' . .-. . . ... . . - I ii v I'M !
" " r ! .inn, lioeitntl It will help IO p.'iv - . ' ,pt
iM,'V"" ""'"I " ill link.; voir old borti fa.ter; it will plea-- voiir He ,
.rr.ck d ;rHlf 'or her cln,-keii no. I tl, i. i.u. cvnl ir.M tiiik I' ' "": r
for wh ar,- ,,Hitively ffoinir to dose; out Mil mill now on hand ' A -ilTM. l !, j
fianit! io l iiij t.iinmN cmiiiimMh in to d illiia.and no is 1 1" ""ie 1 ' '
reap tie bcnelit. For further particular inquire or write I j
HUDSON & BR0WN1IILL, The Dalles, Oregon.