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THE DALLES, OREGON. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1897
NO 272 v
THE HO YET UNTOLD
Sufferings of the Cubans De
TOWNS LITERALLY DEPOPULATED
Spanish Official Corruption Cat Off Tbe
Hordes of Stamina; SurTivurs
- From Kellef.
New York, Nov. 22. A dispatch to
the World froin Matanzas says :
Tbe half of the etory of suffering in
Cuba has not been told. Ia Havana and
its suburbs the streets are dotted with
beggars, the hospitals are overflowing
with starving innocents and the spare
barracks are filled with the destitute
and dying. Bat from Havana to this
place there is a succession of email cities
almost free from sickness and. hunger.'
Nobody is left there. Tbe swarming
population is gone. They are cities of
tbe dead. Protecting forts overlook
empty houses. Pallid, ragged Spanish
soldiers guard a few a very few human
ekeletons,. Very soon they will hve
only themselves to protect. They 'need
it. It is almost a question whether
Weylerism has not been' as awful for
them as it has been for the peaceable
The towns of Campo Florida, San Mi
guel, Minas Jarucoa, Bainoa, Agnacate,
Mocha and' Buena Vista were trejbbled
and quadrupled in population by Wey
ler's concentration of the surrounding
country people under the rifles of their
respective sets of 'forts. The loyal, obe
dient farmers took their furniture and
babies in ox carts, their cows and pigs,
women and children on foot and built
long streets of palm-pillared, raftered,
thatched and sided houses. Today
nothing remains but - the wood. Tbe
animals have been eaten, all articles of
value have been changed into bread,
and the people, everything having been
used up, are dead.
Our train stopped at eacb place men
tioned. We counted only 25 women and
children and three men in the s palm-1
house lanes. There are two trains a day.
Their arrivals are the great event of
eacb miserable twenty-four hours, ar.d
we counted 28 spectators. There should
have beeen 5,000. There were at least
15,000 to 20,000 rcconcentrados in those
palm bouses when Weyler's victims first
began to die, and we counted only 28
Even the senator from Spain can be
convinced of the extermination of a peo
ple, in which he assisted when he sup
ported Spain in upholding Weyler. He
needs but to take a train from Havana
to Matanzas, a three hours' ride through
a beautiful but abandoned country. The
squallid, abandoned villages are proof
enough. Three hours ot silence and ru
in ' would show him extermination, even
though he never before had heard of
Cuba, nor claimed there - bad been no
war. The facts, the awful facts, the al
most unbelievable facts are everywhere.
They force themeelves upon the sight ,
the smell, the reason. ;
Matanzas, a city of 50,000 inhabitants,
baa given' its reconcentrados ' a much
better chance for dying slowly than have
any of the silent villages first mentioned
Much meat has come here from Florida
The people are rich ; tbe sites for the
palm bark villages of the hungry are el-
Royal makes the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
POWOEft CO., (few YORK.
We have used your Happy
Thought Salve with excellent
results. : Our little girl, 4 yrs.
old, had sore ears for nearly a
year from the effects of a se
vere case of chicken pox. Af
ter using the salve for a short
time, her ears were complete
ly healed. We find it works
wonders. " , V '
M. A; Covington, B. B.!,
Pastor Madison St. M. E. Cburch,
. -;, ,. ' Seattle, Wash.
50 cents a 4ar'--B!as,'
at DonneU's Drugstore.
evated and healthy; the water is good,
some organized charitable efforts have
been made by tbe cltizenB, and the city
government has filled in swamps and
made boulevards to give work to tbe
destitute. The little hamlets mentioned
have bad no eucb ameliorations. Yet
in Matanzas, ont of 13,000 countrymen,
women. and children,', there are today)
not more than 3,000 left, and these are
barely alive. The streets are full of
tottering' Ones,' the cafe doors frame
squads of begging women and children ;
the public square has a living skeleton
for each- of its beautiful shrubs and
trees; the dead carts go to the cem
etery loaded with bodies three deep.
The civil registers of the city only hint
at the awful Jobs of life.-' .'it cten does
not record the quiet burials of tbe field
to avoid tbe danger of waiting to secure
the permit necessary for a poor man's
body to be allowed its six feet on con-,
secrated grownd. It shows 2394 deaths
of reconcentrados, or about one-third of
the actual sad figure. '.-.:;
The present death rate of 40 starving
ones daily had it been - constant since
the beginning of Weyler's , sway, ' would
have wiped out the entire 10,000 before
now. Tbe total daily death rate varies
from 65 and 70. On November 6th, 123
died. Physicians claim the daily death
rate, should be 80.
At this rate in a little more than a
year'Matanzas will be a graveyard, and
in less than three months there will be
no-more concentrados. Although the
conditions may change for the citizens
of Matanzas, there is little hope for its
enforced visitors. :
Blanco's relief measures, although hu
mane, are wholly inadequate. If carried
out by the local authorities they come
too late. Soldiers' rations, even with
jerked beef and corn meal added,' will,
kill more than they will cure. . The
starved condition of the wretched" bipeds
here is sucb that expert medical testi
mony dooms one-half of the 3,000 con-
centrados left to death, and if tbe rations
issued are tbe same as the Spanish sol
diers here now barely exist on, the same
testimony declares that at least 2,000'
will die. Tbe Starving ' people are not
even likely to get that much.
One of the highest officials who would
be intrusted with the issuing of rations
has said within three days : '-
"We are not going to pay any atten
tion to Blanco's orders." ,;
The money raised for feeding the
starving has been mostly stolen. The
change of officials has let this out through
the intense hatred of the' Spanish re
formists for tbe Spanish conservatives.
An income tax of three -per cent was
levied for tbe care of the hungry, and
collected. The present, officers charge
the former officials with putting most of
it into their pockets." -
GRID IRON Gillt A BLI DEFENDED
Harvard' makes the following statement
over bis signature: . ' N
"The grounds on which arguments are
based for tbe lepal prohibitionof inter
collegiate football do not seem sufficient
in my mind to warrant favor. I under
stand a bill has been passed- bv the
Georgia legislature making t'le playing
of ' football a crime - simply on tbe
grounds that fatal accidents are likely to
occur in hard fought contest?.'
"The cause of tbe bill was, '-1 belive,
tbe death of a football-player , who was
injured in the game between the Georgia
university and the taniversity of Vir
ginia. But if we stop to consider other
sports we find that '.here are every year
serious a.-cidents in -- baseball, boxing
and other gymnazium games. Rowing
and sailing are enjoyable pastimes, yet
one reads of many drownings every day.
Yet this does no: seem to lessen the in
terest in rowing or sailing. ; :
v "Everybody cannot play football. It is
only the strong and well built men who
can expect to play the - game with sue
cess. Therefore I do not favor tbe gam0
for every one. It is of course a valuable
exercise for those who, as I eay, are able
to play it. So I think football should not
be prohibited without just cause. I
have never beard of any state or city or
dinance prohibiting tbe playing of the
game before : the bill in Georgia was
passed, and I repeat, the grounds on
which the passage of the .bill was effected
are not sufficient to attract any favor
President Elliott or Harvard, Upholds
Boston, Nov. 22. President Elliott of
. Poor , baking powder . spoils
or half spoils the cake X costs
money. " v , " ; ' .
, Of the several good ones,
the. best is Schilling s Best.
Your money back if you like
sornebther better. .'
A Schilling & Company
San Francisco . .
How tbe President Begran Life lm
South Carolina Tailor's Shop. .
Three-quarters' of a century ago in
the little village of Laurens, in tbe state
of South Carolina,- there lived and la
bored at the tailor's trade a young man
Who was destined to play an important
part in tbe affairs of the nation Of
humble origin, and having had prac
tically no educational advantages, he
had . in his ' character the elements of
true manhood and by -force of Jjrain
power and ability attained the highest
position of honor and. trust in the re
public. - i " . .-'
Andrew Johnson left bis home .in
North Carolina by reason of trouble
with his employer, and went to the
then .ultra-exclusive and aristocratic
village of Laurens. He had no influen
tial family connections, and was - as
poor as the traditional church mouse,
his worldly possessions consisting only
of the clothes he wore. To one ac
quainted with the social conditions of
the ante-bellum south, the difficulties
incident to obtaining recognition by a
man handicapped as Johnson was can
readily be imagined. The sterling
worth of the young tailor, however,
made itself felt, and demanded the ad
miration and respect soon accorded
biin even by those who were wont to
jonsider one not to the manner born de
serving of but condescending notice.
Soon after reaching Laurens Johnson
secured a position in a tailoring estab
lishment, and this he held with perfect
satisfaction to his employers until his
return to his North Carolina home. He
was a painstaking laborer, and took
commendable pride in doing his work
as perfectly as possible. A coat cut, fit
ted and made by Johnson is still in ex
istence. It was made for Col. Henry C.
Young, a prominent lawyer and poli
tician of upper California, and. is now
treasured by his descendants as one of
their most precious possessions. The
fact that the coat is still in a good state
of preservation may possibly be taken
as an evidence of the excellency and
durability of the work. ' ,
. Johnson's stay at Laurens, brief as'it
was, marked a very important epoch in
his life., It was there that he met his
first love, Miss Sarah Word, a charming
ypung woman of education and refine
ment, who saw in the modest and re
tiring young journeyman tailor a man
of character and strength and promise.
Johnson's regard for Miss Word was re
ciprocated,, and the young people en
tered into, an engagement to. marry.
They were thrown constantly into each
other's society, and the future presi
dent of the United States once assist
ed his fiance in laying, stuffing and
j quilting a quilt. ; This quilt- is nov
owned by Mrs. J. F. Bolt, of Laurens,
granddaughter of Miss Word, who sub
sequently married William Hance. On
either side of the quilt are Miss Word's
initials, "S. W.," which were ' made,
stuffed and quilted by Johnson, unasr
sisted. The enthusiastic young lover
was very desirous of placing his own in
itials beside those of his' sweetheart,
but this Miss Word would not permit.
The quilt was on exhibition at the At-r
lantic exposition last fall and attracted
much attention. National Magazine.
THE CHRONICLE always gives the
latest news. v - ;
"I Saw You Sliding
Down a Cellar Door,"
they are honest, too.
BOYS' SCHOOL, SUITS YOUNG MEN'S SUITS.
" V-' (Ages 3 to 14 years.) r - , : -
Besides the big line of $2.50 Suits, we are showina"
dozens of other? equally as good values at 50c, $1.00,'
$1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2.25," $2,75, $3 00, $3.50, $4.00. $4.50
and $5.00. .; ;'.- . - ' '
We undoubtedly have the Suit you are looking-for."
" Will tlescriba a few of the styles, v1 ' '.-
THE $1.25 LINE
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are well made of a dark brown mixed Union Cassimere.
All Suits under 9 years are made with large Reefer Col
lar and are nicely braided. , i . '
, THE $2.50 LINE
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or brown with faint irregular plaids. Black Hercules
Braid at collar and cuffs of smaller sizes. Very dressy
and an excellent wearer.' Can also be had. (same ma
terial) in three-piece Suits, 12 to 19 years, at $4.50. .
One of Our $3.00 Lines
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enffa. The latest Btylish cut ; very nobby and can be
banded down to the'sefcond son when the present boy
outgrows them. The pants to oar two-piece Suits from
.9 years up are made double knees and seat. . ,
"'-' . (Ages 14 to 18 years.) , -
- Once in a while we eay that our Young Men's Suits
(30 to 35 chest measure) cost less than large sizes. In -comes
a lot of "small men" and get fitted from $2 to $5
less than they've been in the habit of pvying. :
THAT $6.00 LINE
of young men's Suits of selected Cassimers chest meas
ures up to 35 inches are what you ebonld buy for
knock-about wear ; stylish too. We've never shown
their equal betore.
MEN' S CLOTHING. '
Weigh this statement carefully. . . J
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or square cut at $9.00; latest frock, all wool, full weight
eoods for $10.00. .. x
- Clay Worsted Suits, -worth fully '25 per cent more
than we ask for them.' , 1 - , ' ,
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