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HIK MORNING AS1DRIAN, UEDNESDA, NOVEMBER 15, 890
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THE POWERS WANT
TO FOOL UNCLE SAM
They Are Too Pleasant In Regard To
Oar China Contention.
THE GUARANTEE WORTHLESS
They Already Own Chinese Territory
and Pnsent Arrangements Kith
U. S. Are Therefore Void.
There is, cays Maurice Low in the
Philadelphia Times, good reason for be
lieving that Russia, Germany and
France will in due season give the
United State the written guarantee
which it has demanded, that the em
pire of China, now in control of the
powers, shall not be clos.?d to the
commerce of the United States; and
there are equally good reasons for be
lieving that these guarantees will be
worthless. Germany and Russia have
already announced that they have no
Intention of closing their ports or shut
ting their spheres of influence against
the commerce of the world. Official
dcl&ratlons to that e-nd have already
been made, and will be repeated If nec
essary. In fact, the diplomatic representa
tives of these countries in Washington
profess great surprise that any further
guarantees should be needed. Germany
has announced to the world that the
Shantung peninsula was to be thrown
open and has published Its tariff. Rus
sia has declared that Tallenwan was
to be as open to America and Great
' Britain, or any other nation, as it was
to Russians. The Russian govern
ment doesn't understand why the
Americans are so unreasonable and
want further suarar.tees. Of couree,
if the American government wants
these professions of faith put in writ
ingwell, perhaps that may be done
as an evidence of good faith and
friendship. No diplomatist represent
ing any of the Interested powers will
goi so far as to say positively that thia
will be done, because It is a matter of
policy which the home government
alone can determine; but they Intimate
very strongly that after the declara
tions that have been made the others
follow as a matter of course.
On the surface everything Is lovely,
but beneath it the twisting and turn
ings of diplomacy can be seen. Inas
much as the Chinese policy of the gov
ernment U thing which will occupy
much spaoe In the newspapers Curing
the coming months, and as it Is a sub
ject not very well understood by most
people, H is not out of place to enter
into a brief explanation,
China at th present time is being
cut up, not oy actual annexation, but
by the more insidious process of leases,
concessions vtd spheres of Influence.
Thus Germany, nominally to week re
dress for the killing of German mis
sionaries, forced the Chinese govern-'
merit to "lease" it the Shantung penin
sula. Nominally this vast tract of
territory is leased to Germany abso
lutely, and as a matter of fact It has
passed into the direct porsesslm of
Germany. Germany makes the tariff
and collects the revenues; Germany
makes the laws and administers them;
th Chinese government is a mere looker-on.
It is the same In the British, Rus.
aian and French concessions. The
farce of nominally pretending they are
Chinese is still kept up. The truth is
that China has already alienated her
territory without compensation, forc-d
to it by the threat of armed seizure if
she resisted, and the governments who
have profited by China's Impotence
have transferred their languages, their
customs and their laws without re
gard to what China cares or thinks.
But so long as the territory Is nomi
nally Chlirej '.he United States ran
Insist upon Its tr-aty rights wi;h Chi
na being observed and the foreign gov
ernments to play the farce are studi
ously polite la saying that every one
of the lights of the United States
shall be most carefully observed.
That is good enough for the present,
but what will happen in the near fu
ture wilt be this: The German and
Russian and British und French con
cessions will suddenly be transformed
from concessions into possessions; In
stead of being territory leased they
will be territory annexed. When the
time Is ripe for It and shrewd observ
ers believe that It will come In a very
few years our treaty with China will
be Haste paper.
The great powers of Europe want
China not because they are land hun
gry, but because they are money hun
gry. They want China because It is
the great commercial prize of the
world. The- policy of Germany and
Russia so far has been to keep their
colonies as much as possible for them
selves, to shut out competition and
prevent the foreigner from Interfering
with their own people. At the present
time the bulk of the Chinese trade is
in the hands of England, with the
United States a long way behind and
the rest of the world cutting only an
insignificant figure. Bue when compe
tition becomes keener, when American
merchants are able to undersell Ger
man merchants In their own sphere
of Influence, when they are able to land
.their goods at Tallenwan and sell them
cheaper than can the Russians the
question is asked here how long before
the so-called "open door" will be closed
by Germany and Russia?
The cleverness of Russian diplomacy
is proverbial, therefore it will surprise
no one to hear that the Russians al
ready are prepared to show to the peo
ple of the United States how Ill-found
ed their fears are. In thj building of
the colossal Trans-Siberian railway the
Russian government has been forced to
buy locomotives, machinery, rails and
other things in this country. They have
bought them because they could buy
to better advantage here than else
where, Just the same as they would
have placed their orders In London or
Berlin If the markets had been able
to offer more favorable term Yet
because the Russians bought In the
American market they point to that
as an Indication of their welcoming
American competition. This was what
Count Cassinl, the Russian ambassa
dor, said today to the writer. These
pui chases indicated the purposes of his
government to throw Tallenwan open
to the world and letting commerce find
its natural level. The orders for steel
rails placw?. in the rolling mills of
Pennsylvania and the cruisers built at
the Cramps' yards are doubtless ex
pected to serve a double purpose, not
the least being that of throwing dust
In the eyes of America.
No nation is watching the develop
ment of our Chinese policy with keen
er Interest that the Japanese, who
know what Russian diplomacy means
While the Japanese legation In this city
will not admit that Vt has received any
special Instructions, in fact the Im
pression Is sought to be conveyed that
Janan Is merely a passive spectator, I
have the highest authority for saying
that if the guarantee demanded by the
administration from France, Russia
and Germany are given, Japan will at
once follow our lead and make a sim
ilar demand. Japan received verbal
assurances after she had humbled Chi
na and she knows precisely what they
are worth that is nothing.
HIGHER FREIGHT RATES
The Upward Course Has Been Pro
ceeding Steadily for More Than a
Like every other commodity In the
market, railroad transportation Is
steadily advancing. The upward
course of freight rates began more than
a month ago, and it has been proceed
ing very steadily since. It shows no
sign of having reached the highest
point or of having taken In all the arti
cles on the list that it is Intended to
cover. Grain, coal and Iron were the
first to be effected, but gradually other
things were embraced, and now It Is
intimated that no commodity is to be
allowed to escape, but all will have to
bear an equitable proportion In the in
creased cost of transportation. Plaus
ible reasons are advanced by traffic
officials for the action they have taken
In this regard. It routs a givat deal
more to carry on the work than It
did a year ago. The price of every ar
ticle required in the maintenance and
operation of a railroad has goie u;i
Immensely, and unless the Muds c:i i
get more for the work done by them
they will have to go Into bankruptcy,
while every othrr Industry is prosper
ing. Throughout the period of gem ral de
pression many attempts were made t'i
advance and maintain rates. They all
proved abortive. If the advances wer.
put into effect at all tin y were not
maintained for two days together,
Now it la declared with the greatest of
confidence the advances will hold
There is an Immense business to be
handled, w-lfch comparatively limited
facilities for handling H. Consequent
ly shippers will be willing to pay the
higher rates If they are thereby assur
ed of prompt service. The roads on
this occasion have been gntttng the
benefit of the advances from the very
moment they went Into effect. Owing
to the scarcity of cars traffic official!
refused to make contracts In advance,
so that the higher rates were collect
able at once. Opposition to these ad
vances was prevented by making them
gradually. One thing at a time was
taken, so that any general outcry
against the. rise was avoided. This
course Is to he adhered to In whatever
future action of the same kind may be
THE GREAT SALT LAKE.
The reason why the great Salt Lake
In Utah Is growing smaller, according
to Prof. James E. Tammage, is that
the volume of water from Its four
tributary rivers Is being more and
more diverted by Irrigation. Professor
Talmage says that the water of the
lake is growing each year more acrid
as it shrinks In size, and he thinks
that In another hundred years It will
be replaced by a glittering bed of dry
LUCKY FOR HER.
Miss Gabby I think I am lucky to
have this mole on my cheek.
Mr. Asklt Why?
Miss Gabby WelJ, It might be on my
nose, you know.
Miss Alma Powell, a member of the
Castle Square Opera company, is going
to study for the degree of master of
laws, having already completed the
the course In the woman's law class at
the New Tork University. She studied
music abroad, where she made her
professional debut In "The Magic
Flute." She Is related on her mother's
side to Daniel Webster.
We know of only on book store In
Portland where so complete a lln of
novels ran be obtained, on all th radi
cal subjects of th day under dlsousslon
sa can be teen at Jones' Book Btort,
231 Alder street
Fresh crackfd crabs at tht National
Hire's root beer at tht Spa candy
I'.uriinnk potatoes, II a tack, at Tat't
JefTi la "tht only"
Many New Tork corporations have
proteHted against th? making public of
their reports under the franchise tax
Best lS-cent meal. Rising Bun Restau
rant, 611 Commercial treat.
Chill con earn and frlJoUe at Lee
Herriiig't National Cat every day.
Until further notice th Astoria
creamery will pay 2414 cent for butter
Cold lunch, pickled pifs' fast, oys
ters, sheep's tongut, tc, at tht Na
Do you know Bnodgraat makes
Stamp Photos? Call and set them.
They are all th go.
Cream Pure Rye, America's finest
whiskey. The only pure goods; guaran
teed rich and mellow. John U Carlton,
Buy Roslyn coal; tht best coal for
heating and cooking purposes on tht
market. George W. Sanborn, Agent
Boquet de Cuba and Key West Gemi
are the finest 6-oent cigars that ever
cams to thlt market Henry Rot. op
Visitors from Portland and tleewher
will find tht pleasantae rooms In As
toria at tht Bay City house, 171 Tenth
street, Mrs. E. S. Andrews, proprietress.
Kelley't transfer wagont deliver bos
wood to any part of tht city on short
notice. All orders left at Zapfi fur
niture store, 030 Commercial street, will
receive prompt attention. Telephone
The following reduced rates art In
effect via the 0. R. N. between Asto
ria, Portland and Intermediate points
along the river: Fart, 25 cents; seotlon,
25 cents; lower or upper berth, M oenta
each; stateroom, 76 cents.
Go to the Columbia Electric and Re
pair Company for all kinds of new and
repair work, from a cambric needle to
a bicycle, boiler or engine. Quick work
and satisfaction guaranteed. Logging
maenmery or an kinds a specialty.
Shop opposltt Roes, Hlggins ft Co.
Vandals have mutilated the statue
facing the Staditschlose, at Potsdam,
Dr. W. Wlion, Italy Hill, N. T..aays:
"I heartily recommend One Minute
Cough Cure, It gave my wlfa Immedi
ate relief In suffocating asthma."
Pleasant to take. Nevt-r fails to quick
ly cure all coughs, colds, throat and
Suricun Gwneral Wymnn says Key
V est yellow fever has run Its course.
Ton never know what form of blood
poison will follow constipation. Keep
tht liver clean by using DtWItt's Lit
tle Early Risers and you will avoid
trouble. They art famous llttlt pills
fi-r constipation and liver and bowel
troubles. For sal by CHARLES ROG
ERS. The Greater American Exposition at
Omaha, Neb., closed tlOO.OOO In debt.
"I had dyspepila fifty-seven years
and never found permanent relief until
I used Kodol dyspepsia Curt. Now I
am well and feel like a ntw man,"
writes a. J. Fleming. Murray, Ntb. It U
tht best dlgestant known. Cures all
forms of Indlgxtlon. Physicians evtry.
where prescribe It For sals by CHAS.
A Texas convict forged a pardon and
walked out of tho Rusk penitentiary
, Geo. Noland. Rockland. 0 says "My
! wife had piles forty years. DtWItt's
, Witch Hanel Balvt cured her. It Is
Ills urnfc rivw .- ."-
everything and cures all skin diseases.
For Sale by uuakliUs ituumw.
A petrified snake weighing more than
100 pounds and 27 fewt long has bn
found near Pottsvllle, Pa,
LaGrlppe, with Its after effeots, an
nually destroys thausandt of people.
It may be ouleicly cured by Ont Mln-
utt Cough Curt, the only remedy
that oroducea Immediate results In
coughs, oolds, oroup, bronchitis, pneu
monia and throat ana lung troubles.
It will prevent consumption. For sale
by CHARLES UPPERS.
Andrew Carnegie has sent $17,000 to
the ladles of the A. and I, of Dennison,
Tex,, to pay for Its building.
It will not be a surprise to any who
are at all familiar with th good quail
tic of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to
know that people everywhere take
pleasure In relating their expert en o In
the use of that splendid medicine and
In tolling of the benefit they have re
ceived from It of bad oolds It has
cured, of threatened attacks of pneu
monia It has averted and of the ohlldrea
It has saved from attacks of croup and
trooping cough. It Is a grand, good
medicine. For sale by Chaa. Rogers.
It may be that Quern Victoria will
have to take personal command of the
English force, in th tadysmlth district.
I'SEl BY BRITISH SOLDIERS IN
Copt. C. G. Dennlton Is well known alt
over Africa aa the commander of tht
forces that captured the famous rebel
rinllshe. Under date of Nov. 4, 1SV7,
front Vryburg, Iiechuanaland, he
writ's: "II' fore starting on the last
campaign I bought a quantity of Cham
hertaln's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
llonwdy, which I used myself when
troubled with bowel complaint, and had
given to my men, and In every case It
prjved moat beneficial." For sale by
It Is real mean of (few. Otis lo wait
until the Filipinos (M Into thnlr new
trenches before driving them out.
CHAMBERLAIN'S PAIN BALM
CURES OTHiCRS, WHY NOT
My wife has been using Chamber
lain's Pain Balm Balm, with good re
sults, for a lamt shoulder that has
pained her contlnualy for nine years.
We have tried nil kinds of medicines
and doctors without receiving any ben
efit from any of them, One day wt taw
an advertisement of this medicine and"
thought of trying It, which we did, with
the best of satisfaction. She has used
only one bottle and her shoulder Is al
most well. Adolph L. rflllett, Man
shester, N. H. For salt by Chas. Rogers.
J. D. Bridges, Editor "Democrat,"
Lancaster, N. H says; "One Minute
Cough Curt Is tht best remedy for
croun I ever used." Immediately re
lieves and cures coughs, colds, croup, i
asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, grippe'
Dr. H. H. Haden, Summit, Ala., says,
"I think Kodol Dyspepsia Cure Is a
splendid medicine. I prescribe It, and
my confidence In It grows with contin
ued use." It digests what you eat and
quickly cures dyspepsia and trdlgestlon.
For sale by CHARLES ROGERS.
and all throat &nl lunar itrntihlaa
prevents consumption. For sale
Of over 48,003 persons examined dur
ing the punt year for tho fvdeiral civil
service, not quite 75 per cent passed.
"f urnllMn't Ka vrtttimia- TaWfa
Witch Hazel Salve for any cqnaldera '
tlon," writes Thos. B. Rhodes, Center-'
field, O, Infallible for piles, outs,'
burns and skin diseases. Beware of I
counterfeits. For sale by CHARLES
e blooming Britons are learning to
their sorrw that the blooming Boer
Is a blooming fighter, don't you know,
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED
By local application, ns they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the -.
There Is only one way to our deafness,,
and that Is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness It causod by an Inflamed con
dltlon of the mucous lining of tht Eus
tachian Tuh. Whan tfcla tuha I. I.
- " a tii
rlamed you have a rumbling sound or
Impetfect hearing, and when It Is en
tirely closed, deafness Is the result and
unless the Inflammation can be taken
out and this tube restored to Its nor
mal condition, hearing will be destroyed,
forever; nine case out of ten art
caused by catarrh, which Is nothing
but an Inflamed enndlttnn nf tia mno.
- - ' - IIIUVU,
Wt will glvt Ont Hundred Dollars for
any case or nearness (caused by ca
tarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Sand for clroulars; fret.
Fv J. CHENEY ft CO., Toledo, O.
Bold by druggists, 2Eo.
Hall's Family Pills art th best