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Tne Dalles Daily Chronicle.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF DALLES CITY.
AND WASCO COUNTY.
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- FEB. 16, 1894
A leading county democrat said, a
few days ago : "This is the most un
fortunate time in the world for the dem
ocratic party to get control of the ad
ministration. It was at a time when
the finances of the government were tot
tering and would have fallen under
three months more of republican rule.
The republican secretary of the treasury
-was at his wits' end trying to maintain
the gold reserve to the $100,000,000
mark until his democratic successor as
sumed the office."
Financial embarassment, indeed !
After thirty years of unexampled pros
perity in the history of any nation,
when the United States manufactured
one-third of the finished products of the
world, work plentiful and wages good, a
revenue covering all expenses, besides
dissipating the national debt like dew
before the sunlight, caring for the Union
veterans, and prosecuting great internal
improvements. The republican party
took the reins of government in 1861,
not only at the close of a financial panic
a good deal like the present, but when
the shades of a tremendous civil war
were fast settling down upon the nation.
This party successfully conducted the
country through the throes of this mem
orable struggle, and when it was ended,
the nation bruised and bleeding at every
pore, her credit exhausted and a debt of
$4,000,000,000 to liquidate, bound up
the wounds received in conflict, paid
this debt, cared for wounded survivors,
and established a widespread prosperity
by reason, of a protective policy which
built manufactories and employed the
idle, that has never been approached in
any democratic era. It would not seem
to the calm student of this thirty years
of history, that the republican party are
. so financially incapable as this county
democrat would have us believe.
"Democrats," said one of their clev
erest leaders, " are at their best in op
position. When in power they act like
There were 488,775 emigrants came to
the United States this year. This is a
tremendous importation, more than
enough to furnish Oregon witlj its pre
Sen. Peft'er says he can see coming
"a wave of fire and blood." This is
startling, picturesque and terrible, but
not scientific. The fire would dry up
the blood, and the blood would exting
uish the fire. The senator is graphic
If the democratic party is so great at
financiering, how is it they are getting
deeper in the mire all the time? They
have been in control eleven months now,
have had their say at 'a special session
of congress called especially to relieve us
of our financial ills, with a big working
majority ,nd are now hammering away
in regular session upon a bill through
which the one word "assinine" shines
jective canvas of a camera obscura, to
as in .letters of light on the ob
the tune of the groans of hundreds of
thousands of American workmen now
living on soup.
Bearing Sea Matters.
Washington, Feb. 15. The most
sweeping denials are made of the state
ment that a serious disagreement xist8
between the British and American gov
ernments in the negotiations for the
protection oflhe seal fisheries in Behring
Sea during the coming period. It is
said that Sir Julian Fauncefote, the
British ambassador, is "exercising ex
treme diplomatic methods to secure a
modification of the regulations already
agreed upon, or to delay their promul
gation until too late to prevent the
Canadian sealers from . making their
usual catch-" It is stated upon the
highest authority that the British gov
ernment could not change the regula
tions, if it desired, and it does not so de
sire. If, when the regulations are
finally considered by Sir Julian Faunce
fote and Secretary Gresham, both gentle
men are satisfied to make certain modi'
fications, which may give better effect
to the regulations, a change may be
made, ine delay in reaching a settle
ment of the matter arises from the fact
that the machinery of the British foreign
office, like that of the American depart
ment of state, moves Blowly. ' , ;
Ask your dealer for. Mexican Silver
Stove Polish. -
HORRORS OF SHAVING.
Whether Ton Do It Yourself or Go to a
Barber, There Are Dangers. ,
There is a story told of a French no
bleman who, when he had been shaved
in the mOrningy always heard the man
mutter: "Thank heaven!" on leaving'
the room. He inquired thecause. "It
is the money, my lord, you always
leave on your table over night (for he
was a gambler). Every morning I say
to myself: 'I must cut his throat,' and
am truly thankful to have escaped the
temptation." After which confession
the nobleman shaved himself. It is
quite extraordinary how many people
and even poor people employ barbers
to shave them, partly from conscious
ness of their own clumsiness ("What
do you give the man who shaves you?"
inquired some one of Macaulay "Sev
eral cuts on the face," was his reply),
but chiefly from their inability to strop
the razors. If there is an industry that
makes use of old strops (with cuts) I
shall be happy to supply them at whole
sale prices, says a writer in the Lon
don Illustrated .News. That there is
no machine for stropping razors speaks
volumes for the power and intelligence
of the Barbers' company.
Nevertheless, for a man who has al
ways shaved himself the employment
of another person to do it for him
seems for the first time, apart from the
humiliation of being taken by the
nose, rather a serious business. One
wishes to make great friends with
him to start with, but the usual meth
ods are closed to us; genial conversa
tion is out of the question all the soap
is on his side and we daren't offer
him liquor. It is the greatest confi
dence trick known to man. The per-l
former may be an expert or he may
not; but it is certain that at one time
or another these gentlemen must have
been new to their itrade. With whom
did they begin? With whom, indeed!
Dead men tell no tales. -1 ventured to
ask the question the other day of a
professional. He replied, with some
confusion: "We begin with one an
other;" and it was only the day before
that he had observed, with an air of
pretended indifference: "We are rather
short-handed at the shop just now."
COST OF A BILLIARD BALL.
A bo at Ten Dollars In' Casb and Usually a
large Amount of Human Blood.
The globe of ivory which is knocked
about a table in a game . of billiards
costs, if of good quality, at least ten
dollars, says the Million.. This repre
sents its cost in money. There is,
however, a far more important and
formidable element in the price which
has been paid for it. The billiard ball
of pure ivory represents, as it lies
white and glistening upon the cloth,
an expenditure of human life blood as
well as of money. Elephants' tusks
are brought down to the African coast
by caravans, generally in charge of
Arabs, which have been trading- in the
interior. Very often they have picked
up slaves as well as ivory. But this
phase of the matter may be left out
of the account. It is estimated that
every large caravan bringing ivory to
the coast has cost more than one hun
dred, and sixty human lives through
fights and murders in the course of the
expeditions. Thirty more men are
likely to have succumbed to fevers or
other diseases and the fatigues of the
march. The hunting of the elephants
and the capture of the ivory are, very
likely to have caused the death of ten
men altogether. Such casualties are
the rule in elephant hunting rather
than the exception. An average tusk
does not furnish more than enough ma
terial for two good billiard" balls. Of
course the remainder of the ivory in
each tusk is made use of in other ways;
a perfect cut billiard ball requires spe
cial quality, or so-called "nerve,"
which is found only in one part of the
tusk. The chances are that a billiard
ball of the first quality has cost at
least one human life; and there is not
one such ball which may not be truly
said to be stained with men's blood.
They can hardly be considered, there
fore, a cheerful accompaniment to a
sensitive person's diversion.
The Check Given to Farmer Jones and
His Matrimonial Intents.
Some business is best done quickly
and with few words. Other business,
of a more delicate nature, is commonly
entered upon in a more leisurely man
ner. Now and then, however, a man
is found who makes no such distinc
Farmer Jones sought an interview
with Widow Brown. He , had long
prided himself upon his short horn cat
tle; she was in her way as proud of her
poultry and pigs.
"Widow Brown," said he, "I am a
man of few words, but much feeling.
I possess, as you know, between three
and four hundred head of cattle. 1
have saved up eight hundred dollars or
so, and I've a tidy and comfortable
home. I want you to become my wife.
Now, quick's the word with me; I give
you five minutes to decide!"
"Farmer Jones," said Widow Brown,
"I am a woman .of few words IH say
nothing of my feelings. I possess, as
you know, between three and four
hundred head of poultry, and about
ten score of pigs. I have nigh twelve
hundred dollars well invested my late
husband's savings and my own earn
ings. I tell you I wouldn't marry you
if it were a choice "between that and
going to the scaffold. Sharp's my word,
and I give you three minutes to clear off
my premises!" .
In the Bronx Valley.
French suburbans in the Bronx val
ley delight in holding old world fash
ions, and the peasant blue . is 6till
seen among, them, while doubtless
there are sabots in every house, called
into use on wash day and. at other low
barometer seasons. It is . a pretty
habit of these simple aliens to keep
English rabbits, and a family of
French people at Woodlawn travel
over ' all the country round digging
greens for these creatures. The rab
bits, by the way, are kept not as pets,
but for food.
Dr. West Acquitted.
San Fkaxcisco, Feb. 15. In the case
of Dr. West, who is being tried for the
murder of Addie Gilmour, upon whom
it is charged lie committed criminal
practice, Judge Wallace delivered leng
thy instructions to the jury, finally
closing the charge by calling attention to
the law which makes the crime of which
Dr. West " is charged murder in the
second degree, and instructed the jurors
that if they believed the defendant per
formed the operation which caused
Addie Gilmour's death, even though be
had no intention to kill, the verdict
should be mnrder in the second degree.
The jury were then eent to the jury
At 3 o'clock "the jury brought in a
verdict of acquittal.
" X.ost a Cat.
There is about a 100 cats around the
Santa Fe freight depot at Lawrence. A
few days ago Santa Fe Tom, an old cat
tjhat has been a fixture at the depot for
several years, jumped into a car of corn
and v was hauled away; - Agent Bailey
sent a "tracer" after the cat and the
next day cats came from every direction.
Nearly every agent betwaen Kansas City
and Topeka sent a cat or two. When
Conductor Hayes of the local freight
train pulled into town Sunday he announ
ced that he had some " goods " for the
agent. He unloaded two boxes and
three barrels of cats. Baily has sent
out an " O. K. " report in hope of stop
ping the influx.
SCHOOL SYSTEM OF FRANCE.
The Symmetry and Working Are Said to
Be Kelt Thing to Perfection.
"Every child in France at this hour,
says the complacent minister in the
well-known story, "is studying the
same lesson," and, according to the
Fortnightly Review, it is practically
the same for every undergraduate
still.' Uniform knowledge and uni
form precision, Iwith uniform justice
for every young ' citizen,are thus se
cured, and what are commonly reck
oned the "essential qualities of the
French mind" are unquestionably de
veloped. Not only the symmetry, but
the working of the system is perfect;
the grand armee is gone, even the code
has its uncertainties, new govern
ment and principles come and go: but
the University of France has sat as it
was set', above the reach of time or
politics, as beseems the mighty spir
itual organization it is. The body of
the nation .is in its outer court, its gov
ernment classes are in the second and
-third. We recognize in England how
largely the public schoolboy is father of
the man, but we must deepen this im-.
pression tenfold to realize the national
importance of the lyceen and his bac
calaureate. One might write a good
accoujjt of modern France in terms of
him alone the lyceen fullblown as
litcrateur and critic, as artist and en
gineer, as journalist and politician, as
soldier and colonizer, and so on. In
all such occupations, however, he has
too much to do with the outer court;
it is in the inner one, that of the doc
torate, the aggregation, the diploma
of the Ecole Normale Superieure, that
he fully blossoms, unspotted from the
world. . He becomes a professor or
other functionary, for above all things
the ambition of the conventionally
well-educated Frenchman is to belong
to some-bureau or other. The-profane
call this inner court (with some ap
proach to descriptive accuracy, it must
be confessed) that of the "manda
rinat," its more erudite and authorita
tive personages becoming "manda
rins," and its humbler Levites "ronds
de cuir," i. 'e., civil servants, viewed
teleologically as covejrjgs for stools.
So upon every mind m France there is"
laid the dead hand of the great law
giver. . '
AN ICELANDIC INCIDENT.
Primitive Modes of Dealing: -with Criminals
In the Kortbnm Islands.
The laws of Iceland, according to a
writer in 'Pearson's Weekly, are so
fully recognized that the services of a
police ofiicer are hardly necessary;
criminals arrest themselves, and the
authorities have . little trouble in se
curing the punishment of an offender.
A young Icelandic friend of mine,
says the writer, going1 across the desert
from Reykjavik, met a man riding a
pony. Such meetings are rare in these
parts, and. like ships on the sea, the
two hailed and spoke. And this was
the manner, and substance of their con
versation: "What's your name?" 1
"Thorstein's son." ' i
"Where are you going?'" ' r3.
"What for?" .
"Stealing a sheep."
"No one taking yon?'
"No, the sheriff was busy, so he gave
me my papers the warrant for the
arrest and sent me on to prison by
The men exchanged snuff and a kiss,
and parted. A week later the young
Icelander was returning to Reykjavik,
and near the same spot he met the
"What!" he cried. "Stefan Thor
stein! Why, you said.you were going
"So I was, and I went, but they would
not let me in."
"Why not?" ,
"Because I had lost my papers, and
the sheriff said he could not take me
without my warrant."
"So they won't have you in prison?"
"And yon are going home again?"
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Lake, a distance of over two hundred miles. -
The Largest Wool Market. .
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cades furnishes pasture for thousands of sheep, the wool from
which finds market here. . -
The Dalles is the largest original wool shipping point in
America, about 5,000,000 pounds being shipped last year.
The salmon fisheries are the finest on the Columbia, yielding
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