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Tiis Dalles Daily Chfoniele.
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IOL.E," The Dalles, Oregon.
MAY 7, 1895
CLEVELAND VS. DEMOCRACY
When President Cleveland was. fir st
elected the democracy had been out of
power for twenty-four years. A great
many democrats at once concluded that
it was not the principles of the party.
tmt the man who headed its ticket had
won the victory. Unfortunately for the
democracy this opinion had no more
firm believer than the president him
self. It did not dawn on him all at
once, and so drown him in the sea of
his own greatness, but permeated his
system slowly, but steadily, by what is
known as capillary attraction, and its
effect was the same as usually happens
when a large amount of moisture is ab
sorbed by some solid substance that is,
the substance doing the absorbing be
comes too large to remain hemmed in
by the surroundings and boundaries
which held it before. In other words,
it swells. In 1889, the process being
reversed, the water dried out of the ex
president, and he was again selected as
"being able to fill the gap at the head of
the democratic ticket. Instead of profit
ing by one case of swelling, the party
tried the same timber for the third
time, only to find that its power for ab
' sorption had increased so wonderfully
that instead of believing himself the
earvant of the public, he imagined him
self the owner of his own party and the
There were wise men before Agamem
non, and certainly wise democrats be
fore Cleveland. He was- the creature of
circumstances, not the creator of them
He imagines he has succeeded in mate
rializing the . grim-humored idea of
Diogenes, who, upon being put upon the
block for sale, and asked what he was
good for, or could do, replied : . "Sell me
to some man who wants a master for
himself," and so imagining, kicks the
plattorm on which he' was elected to
pieces, turns his back to the ladder by
. which he has climbed into place, and
spurns as ignoble dust the common peo
ple who placed him on his pinnacle of
A few figures may serve to dispel, not
Mr. Cleveland's idea of the power of his
leadership, bnt that of the people who
yet imagine that it was the man and
not the party that won. Let us look at
the result, 'as shown by the popular
vote: Lincoln was elected by a popular
vote of 1,866,352, against 2,226,920 for
Breckenridge and 1,374,157 for Douglas,
the latter two being both democrats.
Lincoln was re-elected by a vote of 2,
216,067 against 1,808,725 for George B.
McClellan, a majority of 400,000 voteB.
Grant was elected in 1868, by a vote of
3,015,071 over Seymour, with 2,709,613.
a majority ot 300,000. He was re-elect-i
ed over Greely by a vote of 3,507,070
against 2,834,079, a majority of 700,000,
and this increase was due to democratic
refusal to support the man, instead of
the party. In 1876 Rutherford B.
Hayes received 4,033,950 to Tilden's
4,284,885, and was only declared elected
after the famous fifteen commission,
and yet Tilden had 250,000 majority.
In 1880 Garfield. was elected, having
4,449,530 to Hancock's 4,442,350, almost
a tie. Cleveland was elected in 1684,
bis vote being 4,913,248, Blaine's 4.848,
150 ; a majority of 65,000. ' In 1888 Har
rison had 5,441,423 to Cleveland's 5,536,-
224, jl majority against him of 5,000,
In 1892 Mr. Cleveland, for the third
time, asked the greatest favor a party
can bestow, from the bands of that
party, which Is too small for him, and
received 15,556,918 votes to Mr. Harri
son's 5,176,108, a majority of 380,810
This result was largely dne to the ma
. chine politicians' disgust with Mr. Har
rison, who, like bis successor, was
larger than the party ; and it was not
due to Mr. Cleveland's popularity. On
the heels of the war Tilden had as large
a majority in proportion to the vote as
Cleveland in '92.
A calm survey of the figures does not
' show that there was any wild ecramble
to vote for Cleveland. He carried only
his party strength, neither more nor
less ; nor more nor less than any other
candidate would have had. The in
creaseofvotesin iheprSTdentialelcc i I
is from 700,000 to 900,000, and a gain
either way is always possible. Yet the
figures show that the democratic party
has always been almost as strong as the
republican, and Mr.-Cleveland's candi
dacy did not add to its strength. .
The pulpits of Milwaukee, Wis., Sun
day were all used for a single purpose,
to make a combined attack on "the
gambling evil in Milwaukee." The
ministerial association has had detec
tives employed to gather evidence show
ing that gambling was prevalent in .the
city. Of course that was a matter that
no one in Milwaukee doubted, nor is
the other . assertion of the - ministers,
that the gambling games were nnder
police protection, at all doubted by any
person acquainted with the ways cf
cities generally. It exists, not only in
Milwaukee, but in every other city in
the United States, and to an extent that
the evidence does not disclose. Every
body knows of its existence, but the
question is, what are they going to do
about it? How are they going to draw
the line between one kind of gambling
and a hundred other kinds? Good peo
ple raise both hands in pious horror at
the idea of a- poker game. ' They roll
their eyes in an ecstacy of deprecation
at the mention of a faro lay-out, and
between times, while puzzling their
brains as to which is the worst, they in
vest their surplus money in stocks.
They give thanks that the lotteries are
being closed out, and go down into the
bottomless wheat-pit. Instead of gam-
Dling with cards, betting their money
on dice, or taking their chances in a lot
tery, these people opposed to gambling,
put up their money on the action of the
elements, the bountifulness of nature ;
the bears bet that crops will be abund
ant and prices low, while the bulls risk
their money in betting against the mer
ciful goodness of God,
The average gambler, professional,
backs bis skill and the percentages of
his game against the skill or guessing
qualities of .his opponent. The gambler
naturally has a little the best of it.
How is it in the shuffle of stocks, or the
deal in the wheat pit? There the small
gambler has no show ; his skill and his
judgment go for naught, but he is sim
ply a badly - damaged shuttlecock, bat
ted to and fro between the heavy ma
nipulators of the two factions. The
game is put up between the big ones to
scoop the small fry, and they get
scooped to the queen's taste. Bad as
gambling is, it is a small vice compared
to that class of business known as deal
ing in stocks, and which is different from
common gambling only in that the deal
is not a square one. We venture the
assertion that where cards or dice have
led to one man's downfall, the stock
market has rained fiftv.
Gambling is an evil, but the way to
stop it is to begin with the big fish, not
the minnows. To stop dealing in stocks,
close the wheat pit, and make the using
of the necessaries of life as articles to
gamble with a felony. Until this is
done, the pulpit, the press and the peo
ple should have but little fault to find
with other games of chance.
On April 1st Mr. W. Z. Jones, of An
telope, will occupy his brand new Antel
ope hotel, and will, of coarse, run it in
first-class shape, as also in connection
with it, his old reliable Red Feed Barn.
Travelers staying at Antelope will find
at his house the very best accommoda
tions in town. al-ml.
The regular subscription price of the
Weekly Chronicle is $1.50 and the
regular price of the Weekly Oregonian
is $1.50. Any one subscribing for Thb
Chronicle and paying for one year in
advance can get both Thb Chroniclb
and the Weekly Oregonian for $2.00.
Jos. T. Peters & Co. have cord wood,
which is desirable in all respects, and
respectfully solici' your orders.
A. 11 mm nanlshed by Dr. lilies' Pain Pill.
Are Your Eyes Open?
IF SO, READ THIS.
A Complete Assortment of GAEDEN
and TIMBER SEEDS. We can save
you money. Now wend your way to the :
Big Brick, opposite Moody's Warehouse.
E. J. COLLINS & CO
Telephone 20. Terms Cash.
-ALSO A FULL LINE OF-
MRS. M.'- E. BRIGGS; 8neceBeor to iS&S&
.1 JfStBMriC 1MK.E--" Zl sftfftM
Careats, and Trade-Marks obtained, and all Pat
ent business conducted for moderate Fees.
Our ornce is oosite U. S. Patemt office
and we can secure patent in less time than those
remoie srom vv asuingiou.
Send model, drawing- or photo., with descrip
tion. We advise, if patentable or not. tree of
charge. Our fee not due till patent is secured.
A Pamphlet, "How to Obtain Patents," wits
cost of same in the U. S. sad foreign countries
sent tree. Aoaress,
Opp. Patent Office, Washington, d. C.
The above association is
prepared to take a list of all
and any kind of Ileal Estate
for sale or exchange, whereby
the seller will have the undi
vided assistance of the follow
ing Real Estate Agents, or
ganized as an association for
the purpose of inducing im
migration 'to Waspo and Sher
man Counties, and generally
stimulating the sale of prop
C. E. Bayard, T. A. Hud
son, J. G. Koontz & Co:, J. M
Huntington. & Co., Dufur &
Hjll, N. Whealdon, Gibons &
Maraen, G. W. Rowland.
Address any of the above
well known firms, or
F. D. HILL, Sec'y,
The Dalles. Oregon
Having secured the services of
- class trimmer from the city
assure my patrons perfect sat
isfaction as to style and finish.
Call and see the large variety
of Hats on display in window.
A Fine Line of Fresh Bulk Seeds, jast
Kentucky Blue Grass,
Red Clover, Peas,
White Clover, Onions
- ALL VARIETIES'
Flower Seeds, Onion Sets.
J. B. CROSSEN,
Ask Central for 62.
Everything for the Garden
we can famish Floral Design a and
Bouquets second to none in Eastern Ore
gon at very reasonable prices.
See our assortment of Plants, Button
hole Bouquets, and display in M. Z.
Donnell's Drugstore and Keller's Bak
ery. Orders can be left at either of the
I be Uyacintbs are now in full bloom.
All are cordially invited to come and
see our assortment of Flowers and
Sniprfinersly Drug Co.
129 Second St.,
THE DALLES, - - OR,
E. J1C0BSEN BOOK and MUSIC CO,
THB X.ZADBKS IK
Pianos and Organs, Boob",
Call and tret their prices. Bell PIANOS on
easy monthly payments, and is prepared to meet
162 SecoM St.. THE DALLES, OR.
in Bulk, at
J. BL. Cross'
THAT THB -
Crow Photo Co.,
(Formerly Crew & Lussier, of Portland)
Will soon have chair New Photograph
Gallery at The Dalles finished
and ready for business.
Wait until yon see samples of work and prices
before having pictures taken. apr20
Chichester's Enzlj.b Dlnual Braa
Original tUid Only OcKnue.
FK. llwiTI reliable. LAD IKS tak ,
.mond Brand In ltc4 and Gold metallic'
m, witlx blue ribbon. Tab
Mm ad imitations. At Druggists, r Mad 4e
tamps for psrtteotara, tesUmoniaM ana
Mail. 10,090 Twuisootala. Amu
Come in Yourself,
And see how cheaply
Men's Suits, Boys'
Everything, from Hat to Shoes,
C. F STEPHENS,
REDMEN'S SOCIAL GLUB
Grounds will be prepared at the Locks for a Basket Picnic.
After lunch the following amusements will be had:
CLIMBING GREASED POLE, SACK RACE,
PAT MAN'S RACE, LADIES' RACE.
Prizes to the amount of Twenty-five Dollars will be awarded
the successful competitors. -
After stopping at the Locks a few hours the train will
make a trip to Bonneville, where another stop will be made.
It is probable that Captain "Webb will make a frightful
plunge over the rapids on this occasion.
All those desirous of examining the Government Works
at the Cascades will be given ample opportunity.
ROUND TRIP TICKETS, .... $1.00
Children under 12 years of age, half price.
Train will leave the Umatilla House at 8 o'clock a. m.,
and returning arrive at 6 p. m.
The Dalles Orchestral Union Band
WILL ACCOMPANY THE EXCURSION.
Closing Out Sale
of DRY GOODS
CLOTHING, FURNISHING- GOODS,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS.
Past or present values cut no figure, as goods
MUST be SOLD LESS than COST.
The C. P. and BvD., French Woven, Hand-Made, . Dr.
Warner's Health', Coraline,' French ; Model and other makes
of Corsets will be closed out at extremely low prices. : Call
and be convinced. You will be surprised at our low prices.
RUPERT & GABEL,
Wholesale and retail manufacturers and dealers in
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Collars,
TENTS and WAGON COVERS, :
And all Articles Kept In a First Class Harness Shop.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DOSE.
we can dress all of you.
Suits, Silks, Satins,
for everyone. All new stock.
AdjoininggJoles, Collins & Co.'a ltre,