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THE DALLES, OREGON; MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1898.
AN OPEN RIVER
TO THE SEA .
The Most Natural Route Pos
sible to Be Taken. .
A VAST REGION
Psssibilities in View of the Increasing
Trade With the Orient Are Be
Washington, Oct. 25. An open river
to the eea should not be the dream, bat
the reality of the people of the Pacific
Northwest. The Columbia river has a
drainage covering an area of 245.0C0
square miles, divided as follows: Main
Colombia below the junction of the
Snake river, 43,200 equare miles; Upper
Columbia above the junction, 97,200;
Snake, 104,200. This area is larger than
all the New England and Middle states
with Maryland and the two Virginias
In this drainage basin are portions of
the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho,
Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada,
besides nearly 40,000 Equare miles cf
British territory. What the possibili
ties would be were this great area
brought within reasonable distance of
water transportation to sea cannot be
estimated, but are far greater than has
. ever been dreamed of by the settlers,
who peopled this country and made it
prosperous. It is not expected that the
waters can be made navigable so that
all portions of this vast region can be
reached, bat if the river was opened as
far as practicable the whole region
would participate in the benefits to be
With the certainty that there will
soon be an immense commerce devel
oped with the Orient, in which the
United States will bay the products of
those lands and sell the products of our
own, ours chiefly products of agricultu
ral lands, the easiest method of getting
those products to the seaboard and by
means of the cheapest rates should be
the consideration of the men who have
in charge the destinies of the empire of
the North Pacific states. The efforts
for an open river should not be confined
to the delegation from Oregon, but the
delegations in congress from every state
affected should be interested. Wash
ington, Idaho and Montana are equally
interested with Oregon, and although
tbe Snake river drains portions of Utah,
Wyoming and Nevada, it is scarcely to
be expected that the representatives of
these states will have the same interest
in an open river with those whose lands
are touchld by steamers, loading wheat
and other staples for clear shipment to
IS IT RELIEF?
THE COMMON TEOUBLE, ACID DIS
PKPS1A OR SOUK STOMACH.
Now Recognized as a Cause of Serious
Acid Dyspepsia,, commonly called
heart burn or sour stomach. Is a form cf
indigestion resulting from fermentation
of the food. The stomach being too
weak to promptly digest It, the food re
mains until fermentation begins filling
the stomach with gas and a bitter, sour,
burning taste in the mouth is often pres
ent. The conditions soon becomes
chronic and being an every day occur
rence is given bat little attention. Be
cause dyspepsia is not immediately fatal
many people do nothing for the trouble.
Within a recent period a remedy has
been discovered prepared solely to cure
dyspepsia and stomach troubles. It is
known as Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
and is now becoming rapidly used and
prescribed a9 a radical cure for every
form of dyspepsia.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets have been
placed before the public and are sold
by druggists everywhere at 50 cents per
package. It is prepared by the Stuart
Chemical Co., Marshall, Mich., and
while it promptly and effectually re
stores a vigorous digestion, at the same
time is perfectly harmless and will not
injure the most delicate stomach, but on
the contrary by giving perfect digestion
strengthens the stomach, improves the
appetite and makes lite worth living.
Send for free book on stomach dis
eases. WANT TO RAISE
A San Francisco Company Would Like
Washington, Oct. 2S. The Acme
Wrecking Company of San Francisco,
baa made a request upon the navy de
partment for authority to raise the
battleship Maine. If the government
wants the ship after fbe reaches the
United States, the company will expect
to be paid salvage money through con
demnity proceedings. No money is de
manded from the government by the
company. It is stated at the depart
ment unofficially that in case tbe com
pany is found to be reliable, the task,
no doubt, will be given them.
It is'computed that a hundredweight
of lead is fired for every man killed' in
The small lakes in the northern part
of Indiana are estimated to number
The chief silver-producing- states
and territories cf the country are now
Colorado, Montana, Utah, Arizona,
Idaho and i'evada.
Since 1853 the United States govern
ment has expended in the distribu
tion of seeds and in the promulgation
of statistics concerning- them $3,476,
802. In a recently discovered Roman
tomb the skeleton of a woman was
found which had a complete set of
false teeth, beautifully wrought in
Within the last five years several mil
lions of the Pacific coast salmon have
been placed in Lake Superior. They
are now frequently caught weig-hing-ten
to fifteen pounds.
The test required of gunpowder of
any and all classes is to give the proj
ectile a muzzle velocity of 2,000 feet
per second with a pressure not greater
than 15 tons to the square inch in the
One of the most beautiful orchids
was recently exhibited, in London. It
was a white flower, shaped like a sea
gull with outspread wings and a gold
and vermilion heart. It came from
Venezuela and cost $5,000.
Every ton of Atlantic water when
evaporated yields 81 pounds of salt; a
ton of Pacific water, 79 pounds; Arctic
and Antarctic water yields 85 pounds
to the ton; Dead sea water, 187
pounds; the Mediterranean, 87 4-10. .
An instrument for seeing objects un
der water has been invented by a
hydrographic engineer of Russia. By
its aid the bottom of rivers, to a depth
of from 45 to 60 feet, can be distinctly
viewed. In the examination of wrecks
this submarine telescope will be of
The thickness of armor on modern
warships is truly astonishing. The side
armor of a first-class battleship usual
ly varies from 16 inches thick at the
top of the belt to 9 inches at the bot
tom. The gun turrets are often pro
tected by armour from 15 inches to 17
inches thick. The armour on the deck
of the vessel is about 2 inches to 4
Thousands of persons have been cured
of piles by using Do Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve. It heals promptly and cures
eczema and all skin diseases. It gives
i m mediate relief. Snipes-Kinersly Drug
TAKES ALL THE
Spain to Be Given a Cash
Recent Developments Have Convinced
the President that the Annexation
of the Entire Group to the United
States is the Best Solution of the
Problem for All.
Washington, Oct. 30. Advices from
Paris are to the effect that there is no
change in the peace commission situa
tion. The administration has the same
hopeful feeling of success that was en
tertained yesterday at the cabinet meet
ing, and the statement ia reiterated that
negotiations are to be brought to a
The determination seems to have been
reached by the United States govern
ment to retain all of the Philippine is
lands, and tbe controversy, if any, will
be over the allowance to Spain for the
islands. This feature of the case is be
ing carefully considerod by the admin
istration in Washington and by the
American commissioners in Paris.
New York, Oct. 29. A special to the
Herald from Washington says :
President McKinley is convinced there
is no way in which the United States
can escape responsibility of taking all
tbe Philippines. He has arrived at the
conclusion after mature deliberation.
When the American commissioners left
for Paris it was not contemplated that
they should demand of the Spaniards
more than absolute cession of one isl
and to the United States and a rever
sionary interest in the other islands of
It has been found, however, that there
were many practical difficulties in tbe
way of such a solution, not. tbe least of
them being the evident impossibility of
Spain's re-establishing authority over
the remaining islands without a pro
longed and bloody straggle with the in
This information coupled with the
opinion of tbe military and naval com
manders familiar with the Philippine
situation led the president to believe
that Dewey's destruction of the Spanish
fleet in Manila bay and General Mer
ritt's capture of Manila annihilated
Spanish sovereignty in the islands, and
that it became the duty of the United
States to establish a better government
than the one which was destroyed by
the American army.
The president has been deluged with
letters from all parts of the United
States, and resolutions from commercial
and religious bodies, urging that Ameri
can sovereignty should be maintained
wherever the flag has been planted.
In this same line, the president's re
cent Western trip was a revelation to
him and the members of the cabinet
who accompanied bim. The further he
went West the stronger he found the
sentiment in favor of holding all the
Philippines and establishing an Ameri
can government over them.
It can be said that it is quite probable
tbe American commissioners will be
authorized to go so far as to pledge the
United States to assume the Philippine
debt, or at least such a portion as has
been expended on public works is the
islands. A high official of tbe adminis
tration said, it might be decided that the
Spanish government should receive
actual rash payment for the Philippines
in addition to tbe assumption of the
debt or part of it by the United States.
Royal makes the food pare,
wholesome and delicious.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.. NEW YORK.
Ther Are Still to Be Had In This
Country How They Are Shipped
Out of Cuba,.
When, war with Spain was first de
clared the Sun informed its readers
who smoked fine imported and domes
tic Havana cigars that there was no
immediate scarcity in sight, and that
if they patronized dealers of standing
they would) probably not suffer from
any famine. This has proved to be cor
rect. Even now, while the stocks in
the hands of our leading importers are
by no means a matter of the past,
there is a prospect of mere cigars to
come. Three weeks ago the steamer
Myrtledene came into this port with
570 cases of Havana cigars on beard,
these representing about 5,760,000 ci
gars, and of these there were about
l,000,C0O remaining in the hands'of the
New York importers, the remainder
going to Europe. It is said on good
authority that as soon as this ship
ment was safely on its way the fac
tories immediately started to work in
Havana, and that cable advices to that
effect have been received bj- inter
ested persons in this city. Since then
there has been received authentic
news that the Norwegian steamer Ber
gen has cleared from Sagua for St.
Thomas v.i'.h quite a number of pas
sengers and a matter of 5,000,000 cigars
and 23,000 cigarettes, and that other
shipments are in preparation.
Of the correctness of this informa
tion there is no reason to doubt. There
is also said to be a quantity of high
grade leaf tobacco which is now in Ha
vana ready for shipment, fully ma
tured,which will be shipped very short
ly by the same route, probably going
to Europe and then transshipped to
the United States. The goods are sent
from Havana by wagon to the nearest
railroad point and then by rail and
wagon transported to Sagua la
Grande, on the north coast of Cuba,
and then shipped. They are said to be
sent out at manufacturer's risk with
out bills of lading, the manufacturer
being content to trust his consignees
tmtil there is a chance to pay. Manu
facturers of high-grade domestic Ha
vana cigars say that the Cuban manu
facturers have been obliged to do this
to prevent their old-time brands'be
ing entirely swept away and wiped out
of popular recognition in this coun
try. The American manufacturers
who are still well supplied with im
ported Havana tobacco are putting
out such a fine grade of goods, of such
an acceptable type, to the smokers in
this country that, if there was a con
tinued scarcity of the imported article
for even six months, it would be ex
ceedingly difficult to regain the ground
lost. Under any circumstances there
appears to be no scarcity in sight of
high-grade Havana goods, although
there may be an advance in prices
from time to time, according to the
stocks of raw material received. It
is estimated that there is a matter of
'enough tobacco in Havana to-day to
last the American factories owning it
for over another year. N. Y. Sun.
Boil some eggs hard; throw them
into cold water to prevent their be
coming discolored; shell theia and cut
them in tlices. Chop up some parsley
and chives as finely as possible, pound
them in a mortar rubbed with garlic,
together with some butter, a little
anchovy or bloater paste, cr the fillets
of one anchovy. When thjse ingredi
ents form a smooth paste sprinkle
with cayenne and make sandwiches
with two slices of egg and the paste
in between. Scoop out the top and
bottom of small milk rolls, fry them a
go'den brown, place the egg sandwich
in this sort of nest, put a tiny piece of
butter on each ,and bake them in a hot
oven. These can also be served on
plain squares of toast if preferred.
Boston Glob '
Are a source of profit to you if you keep posted on them. It sometimes happens
(hat we put on sale, at a very low figure, merchandise that is exceptionally
desirable on account of its eeaeonableness, and it is snapped op bv some one
else before yon know of it, unless you- keep posted. We chronicle all store
happenings in this space twice a week.
One of the most recent happeninps in
our Ladies' garment department is the
arrival of a large invoice of
Ladies' Flannel .
Our second lot this season. Some
of the styles duplicates ot tbe first ship
ment, Others entirely new,
$1.50 to $8.00
Our Cap department is shoving new
ideas for Coys' Caps.
Styles for present wear, also warm and
cozy caps in later on.
Exceptional values at
25c and 50c.
Others up to $1.50.
If tbe wife is reading this, she should
tell her husband where he can find the
$7.50 All Wool Suits
On earth. And when he comes here
he won't be disappointed. We tell
everyone about the good values on our
counter ofi$5.00 Suits for men, also our
price counter of ,
Knee Pants at 15c and 25c. We keep
adding to thede special bargain tables as
the selling progresses .Good things al
A. M. WILLIAMS & CO.
Wasco Warehouse Company
Headquarters for Seed Grain of ail kinds.
Headquarters for Feed Grain ot ?n kinds.
Headquarters for Rolled Grain, ail kinds.
Headquarters for Bran. Shorts, o?m?"ufeei
Headquarters for "Byers' Best" Pendle-
ryn TFlOTlT This Floor is manufactured expressly for family
wV- JJ. AVJ lx use: every sack is guaranteed to give satisfaction.
Wa sell our goods lower than any bouse in tbe trade, and if you don't think so
call and get oar prices and be convinced.
Highest Prices Paid for Whsat, Barley and Oats.
Cloudy Weathet Ptefein?ed fot Sittings.
jyjOLLIE V O'LEARY,
Boom 3, Chapman Block.
China painting specialty.
Store in Town
For winter now demands attention.
People who come here find us amply
prepared to fill all wants.
Ladies' Fleece Ribbed Union Suits.. 50c.
Ladies' Fleeced, Ribbed Underwear
per garment 25c.
Still a few garments left on our special
HALF PRICE COUNTER
' includinz odds and ends of different
lines in Children's Underwear. -
Garments worth up to $1.00, now just
Our window will give vou a glimpse oE
the very best 50c and 75c lines of Men's
Underwear to be seen this season.
Fleece lined, heavy . . . . 50tt
wool, knit 75c
See our special 50u counter.
Enough to blanket every family ia
Soft.fleeav.cotton blankets, 10-4 size. 50c
Wool Blankets $2.50
All-wool blankets 3.00
And better ones to $12.00.
Every School Girl
or boy wants a Fen-knife with which
to sharpen pencils, etc. No need to
borrow your neighbor's, when you can
get one at 5c, 15c or 25c.
Real dainty ones, too.
THE DALLES, OK
Casb. In Icor Cbecki.
All conntv warrants registered prior
to Jan. 1, 1895, will be paid at my
office. Interest ceases after October 24.
1898. C. L. Phillips,