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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1890.
Clarknon C-l Hlin:rintcrTlrwet.
Boston-, .Mam., Dec. IS, 1SSX). Ex
Assistant Postin.is-ter Oeneral Clarkson
in an interview fin national politic!? said
- he did not ascribe -to big importers an
extraordinary large fhare in the defeat
of Republicans at the recent election.
Speaking of t he election bill, Clarkson
a'dIie was in favor of it, hut there were
no a86nranees that it would pass un
prospects of financial legislation Clark
son thought-there viu a majority in each
house in favor of free silver coinage. lie
thought a revision of banking law was
needed in favor of the farmer and said
the fanners alliance had come to stay
until some modification of the present
banking system was made. ' .
Deny their Action wan Intruded to In
jure Southern Democracy.
Topeka, Kas., Dec. IS, 1890. Various
prominent ' Kansas Farmers'" Alliance
members mentioned in late dispatches
' as having been concernel in a plot to
disintcrgrate Southern deuiocracv bv
Pmmr.rt.in47 Hie mh trenmirv hill at re-
cent Farmers' Alliance "conventions,
laugh at the ytory and say they voted
!.. tli loll ltorfinu t pr luWiore in it.
.' t Zieetlns of Railroad Presidents. -
, ""New York, Dec. iS, 1800. At a meet
ing of presidents of railroads west of
Chicago for the piir-iose of forming a
western association this morning at J.
Pierpont Morgan's residence, there were
present representatives from all roads
that agreed to respond to the call.- No
representatives of Chicago & Alton nor
Vanderbilt's lines were present. " Xo in
.. formation can be given out about it at
the residence. When ready information
will le ' made public at the office of
' Drexel, Morgan & Co. -
' More J i l ilexes fr Komesteaders.
; WAsnixoTox, D. C, Dec. 15, lsOO. The
senate paired the bill to-day enlarging
rights of homesteaders on pnblic lands.
The bill provides that when parties have
settled opposite nnsurveyed lands and
"therefore were obliged to take less than
il 60 acres they may extend their holdings
to not to exceed 100 acres. ..'.-',
. Extending Time an Bonded Good.
.WashiS.-tov, D.C., l")ec.lS. 1S00 The
House committee on ways and means
today, unanimously ordered n favorable
report upon Flower's resolution extend
ing the bonded period for goods import
ed previous to October first, from Feb
ruary 10th to July 1st 1891. ..
' A Montana Man Get There.
James W; Hathway of Montana took
office as postmaster of the honse this
Investigating the Alleged Silver Pool
. The house committee on rules Jiad
under consideration today a resolution'
providing for investigating the alleged
silver pool but came to no conclusion.
Oregon IndUn Depredation Bill Passes
' the House
In the house of representatives on nio-
ion of Herman (Oregon) the house sus- j
-pended rules and passed the bill for '
adjustment payment of claims arising
from Indian depredations. The bill
provides for the appointment by the
president of three judges to constitute
a court to adjudicate all claims for
property taken by Indians, without just
Dlssentlon Among; the Bad Land
dlnns. No Fighting Yet.
General SchoCeld received a telegram
from General Miles confirming reported
dissention among Indians on the Bad
Lands, The reported engagement be
tween ' troops and Indians believed
, Large Tobacco Firm Assigns..
STAEKYII.I.K, TkXN., Dec. 13. 1800
Hancock, Hallanis & Co., proprietors of a
large grocery and tobacco warehouse,, in
this city, assigned to-day. : liabilities
tlS0,000. Assets thought to exceed that
amount. - '
Won the Sculling Match.
J .Sydskv, X. S.AV. Dec. IS, 1890. The
great sculling match for .00 a side, and
; the championship'of the world, took
. place today between Kemp and McLanc,
-.resulting in a victory for the latter.
Secretary Tracy Loses his Sister.
Skw York. Dec. 12. 1801 Mrs. Matil
tda Dodge the aged sister of secretary
Xavy Tracy died this morning suddenly
. at her home in this citv.
The "United Ireland" on Deck Again.
DuBi.rs", Dec. 14r 1890. The sup
pressed United Iceland, a paper issued
. by the. McCarthyites appeared to-day.
it contained- a letter from Archbishop
Walsh supporting the opponent's of
' Parnell. ... :
. Denouncing Parnell.
' Rev. Oreagan Dean of Chapter Cloyne,
called a meeting at which a resolution
was adopted, repudiating Parnell. A
number of those present procuretl.a
; picture of Parnell and burned it. At a
meeting called by clergy Gealway for
' purpose of denouncing Parnell, support
ers of Parnell turned out in force. . They
paed a ' resolution supporting their
Was Itnnnlng a Divorce Mill.
. Chicago. Dec. 13. Judge Blodgett, in
the United States district court, today
tenteuced George R. Sims to fifteen mon
ths in jail. He was found guilty of issuing
fraudulent deTees of divorce, purporting
to lie issued by the probate court of Box
Eider county, Utah. ' In this way he di
vorced hundreds of people throughout
JOeath of General Terry."
XewUavev, Conn., Dec. 16, 1890.
Brevet-Major ttoieral Alfred H. Terry,
-on the retired list of the V. S.' army,
.died this morning at Washington, D. C.
San Francisco Wheat Market.
Sax FKAxeiKCO.Dec 15. 1800 Wheat
Buyer 90.1.30JS'- Season, 1.41
Chicago Wheat Market. j
Chicago, 111.. Dec. 'IS, 1890. Wheat
steady. Cash 92, July 9:1, May 1,00
Lifeboat Overturn and Kills Two uf the
. Pas Fkanxisco, Pec. .13. The life -
at Point. Reyes went out
yesterday morning, though
there was considerable sea on and
the wind was blowing stronglv. The
j launch was made all right, and a few
J momenta before 10 o'clock the lifeboat
i was headed for the shore. It was just
10 o'clock when the boat was headed
j through breakers ami beached. -The
crew were on tne point ot leaping out to
haul the boat np high and drv, when,
without any warning, a tremendous
shock was felt. A huge, sea had swept
in, and, catching up the heavy lifeboat as
if it were a cockle shell, overturned it in
the surf. All hands went under in the
rushing water, for not one bad had a
chance to get out.- "When the sea had
receded two of the men were found to
have leen seriously injured. The heavy
boat had fallen upon them. A doctor
was sent for but could not relieve their
sufferings and they died one hour and
ten minutes later. The two men Mere
Andrew Anderson ' and Fred Carstens.
W. L. Lock, keeper of the Point Reyes
! ''""ving station, telegraphed the facts
J Captain J. P. White, the government
BEGINNING OF THE END.
Slttlnr Bull's Death will be the Means of
the Indians' Itetarn.
, Chicaoo, 111., Dec. 18, 1800, Up to
noon to-day no further news had been
received at aruiy headquarters with
regard to' the Indian situation in the
northwest.. Speaking of the death of
.Sitting Bull, Adjutant .General-Corbiu
said to an associated press reporter that
it was most probably the beginning of
the end of trouble. He said that as
Sitting Bull was now dead the Indians
who had great faith in him as a medicine
man woidd come into tlie agencv within
the next two or tlicee days! when they
hear of his death. If they do not.
General Brook has things in shape to
make snort work ol tlieirt. j. hey are
penned up in the bad lands where no-
bod v lives and where thev can do no
damage. ' " '
KITTING BI LL KILLED.
The Did Warrior Has Made His Last
Fight If is Death at the Hands nf
. the Indian Police.
Saint Pvri., Minn., Dec. 16, 1800.
Sitting Bull was arrested yesterday by
the Indian police. His friends rallied
and attempted to rescue him. A fight
ensued in which eight Indians', includ
ing Kitting Bull and bis son Crowfoot,
were killetl. In the fight seven of the
Indian police M ho had arrested Sitting
Bull were also killed. The police were
rescned by U. S. troops, who now have
the body of Sitting Bull in charge.
P.l KGI.AItY AT ST. HELENS.
Safe Breakers Make a 20,000 Haul at
Mlckel Bros. Expense.
Pouti-And, Ob., Dec., 16, 1890. Chief
of Police Parrish, today receivd a tele
gram from Mickel Bros., dealers in gen
eral merchandise at St. Helens, Or. stat
inS t,iat last n'ght burglars entered their
twe an blew open the safe, rifling it of
its contents. . It is stated the . burglars
seenred about $2,000 in cash, and papers
and notes to the value of about $1S,000.
Xo clue vet discovered.
UNION PACIFIC WORK STOPPED.
Gonld Begins to Show His Fine Italian
Portland, Or., Dec. 10, 1890. Work
on the Union Pacific extension from
Portland to Seattle has been ordered
suspended. ' ,
Proceedings of the Senate.
' Wasmixcton-, D. C, Dec lfi, 1890.
Senator Morgan in opening resolution,
called attention to the fifteenth amend
ment of the constitution, criticising it,
and contending that the foundation of
the country would le much better had
tlie government been content with the
Dolph of Oregon, introduced a resolu
tion "providing for the investigation
whether the right to vote "had been de:
nied or abridged in any state, with Vest
amendment extending investigation to
inquire as to whether by state legislation
any man has been denied work on pub
lic works by reason of his color. Taken
p-. . ' ;.
Clew's Financial Views.
Xew York, Dec. 16, 1890. Henry
Clews has -addressed an open letter to
the Secretary of the Treasury hi which
he says: '
"Congress should amend the present
silver law by inserting a clause giving
the Secretary of the Treasury authority
to change at his discretion the periods
of purchase of silver." Congress shonld
also pass Sherman's bill which provides
for national bank bills to be issued up
to par value of V. S. Bonds. This will
increase that class of money fifteen mil
lion dollars. -'
Feared that all Will Not be Lovely.
Mixxkapolis, Minn., Dec. 16, 1890.
The Journal's Bisuiark, X. D., special
says r "The country ronndr about is ter
ribly wrought up over the killing of Sit
ting Bull. Instead of creating an easy
feeling it has aroused much apprehen
sion and it is feared that many families
of settlers will fall before the yengance
of Sitting Bull's ' followers. Sitting
Bull's son .who was killed was only
twelve" years old. J . , ' , '
An enterprising Bismark merchant
this morning offered $1000 for Sitting
The V'nnal Parnellites Dose.
Dcbmx, Dec. 10, 1800. At Baltyny
Hill today while meetings of the two
factions were being held near together,
the Parnellites attacked the opposition
McCarthyites and 'repelled them after a
spirited defense led . by rDavitt, Dr.
Tanner and a number of priests. Many
persons on both sides . were injured.
Parnell presided over a meeting of his
supporters. - . " .
San Francisco Wheat Market.
t-AS t BAKCISCO, Dec. lb, 1890. U heat
j -buyer season, 1.407; buyer 00 days,
,1.3 - l. :..
Parnell Suntains Bodily Injury.
Dublin, Dec. 17, 1800. Though Par-
j nell suffered intense pain from the effects
of lime thrown in his eves yesterday,
he was able at midnight to make an
address from the window of the Victoria
hotel at Kilkenny to a large crowd.
During the. address his face was kept
covered with landages. He detailed the
events of the day, and the crowd became
exasperated at the manner in which he
had been treated. Manv threats of ven-
j geance were made,
This morning Pamell's breakfast was cago Avenue police station, and declared
served to him in lied. A close exauiina- j t-iat ,-a father had attempted suicide,
of his eyes revealed the fact that his j yjieil tne polios, with a physician,
sight was not injured. The surgeon de- j reached the house, the old man was stili
clares, however, that inflammation may -alive, but could not. speak. 4ie bnl
set in. He ordered Parnell to keep his j crawled from bed, and on a piece of yel
eyes closed and that hot water foments be -ow wrapping paper, which was bespat
constantly applieil. It is not likely that j tered with blood, he wrote in German,
he will be allowed to leave his room pai Uoltx did it." The paper was
toilay. . - . . i the first intimation the police had of the
In a published interview Maurice true nature of the affair. The doctor
Healyjs represented as saying that as
surance can lie given the pnblic that no
settlement of the political crisis is pos
sible by arbitration. In 'regard to the
contest he said "It must lie fought to
the bebitter end."
Notwithstanding the injunction issued
against suppressed "Vuilfd Ireland" the
paper has again apjieared. Hereafter
the paper will be entitled the IitMiprr
ahle Vuilfd Ireland.
DK. KOCH'S LYMPH CITRE.
It is Being Tried on Patients in a Wash
Washington, Dec. 14, 1S90. Dr.
Koch's lymph cure is now being tried on
five patients in various stages of pul
monary tnlHrculosis, at Garfield hospital
in this city. The first inoculation was
made several days ago, and the 'results
are being watched with great interest
by the hospital physicians and doctors
of the city. So far, in none of the cases
has the pat Tent grown worse under the
j treatment. In one of the earlier capes
the rise in temperature and other symp
toms observed by Dr. Koch in" his ex
periments have been noticed. lut in
another case the expected reaction has
not occurred. The doctors, however, are
far from being discouraged, and the in
oculations will be continued. It may be
a month yet, they say, before they will
be ready to announce their conclusions
as they intend giving the lymph a thor
A FARMERS' ALLIANCE BOYCOTT.
They Declare One Against a Prominent
Terra Haite, Ind., Dec 14. The
mass-meeting called by the Farmers'
Alliance Association was largely attended
bv the farmers yesterday afternoon,
Several hundred merchants and profess
ional men took part in a general discuss
ion of the most practical means of driving
the Xelson, Morris & Co. meat out of this
market. The final decision was to boy
cott it. The. farmers held that since
Chicago dressed meat had come into the
city the local beef market had been de
stroyed, that Xelson, Morris & Co. were
selling at a loss to accomplish their pur
poses, and then, when they were secure
in it, they would raise the price.
Revising the Methodist Constitution. -
Indianapolis, Dec. 14. The session of
the commission of the revision of the
Methodist constitution has ended, and it
is hoped at the next meeting to have a
complete rough draft of the constitution.
At the final meeting, just before the con
ference of 1892, the finishing touches will
be given to the work.
Hogan Wins a Trlxe Flget.
Xew York, Dec. 16 1890. Jimmy
Mnrray, Xew York, and Hogan, "St.
Paul Kid," light-weights, fought to a
finish at Rockaway Beach early this
morning. Hogan won the match in
Conger's Successor Elected.
Washington, D. C. Dec. 10, 1800. In
the house of representatives the coinage
committee today elected Wickham of
Ohio, chairman, to succeed Conger, who
resigned to become minister to Brazil.
The Idaho Legislature Ballot for Senator.
Boise Citv, Idaho, Dee. 16, 1890.
The legislature today balloted in separ
ate session Jot U. S. senators. First
ballot resulted:. Stevenson (Dein.) 10,
Dubois, 17; McConnell, 9;. Shoup, 8;
: Powder Works Explode.
YouxGHTOWN, Ohio, Dee. 16, 1S90. An
explosion occurred to-day at the works
of the Ohio Powder Company, killing
two employes. -
lit Rox, S. D., Dec- 16, 1S90. The
Home National Bank, of the city, sus
pended this morning because of with
drawal of deposits. . "' '
The Messiah Craze Reaches California..
Cmco, Cai.., Dec. 16, 1800. The In
dians of the-Tancherirs near Chico have
commenced the Messiah or ghost dance.
Some '"00 participants will dance. '
An Important Discovery.
Coixmbia, S. C, Dec. 16, 1800. P. A.
Emanuel, a member of the bar of this
state has discovered a process by which
aluminum can be made from kaolin at a
cost of $2S0 per ton.
A Bank Failure.
Clarfield, Pa., Dec. 16, 1890. The !
Clarfield County Bank closed its doors
this morning. The owner of the bank,
is ex-U. S. Senator Wm. A. Wallace.
Liabilities $.150,000, assets $650,000.'
. Wheat in Chicago:
Chicago, 111., Dec. 16, 1890. Wheat
easy, fl,1'?; January 92, May
Victoria, B. C, Dec. 17, 1890. The
British bark Mennock cleared today for
London, England, with a cargo of 30,
882 cases of salmon.
Ban Francisco Market.
Sax Pkaxcisco, Cal., Dec. 17, 'iSflO.
: 'Wheat Buyer- K, 1 .30. .
AN UNNATITRAI. SON.
Cut III Father Throat to Ohtaln Home
Life Insurance. . C -. -
Chicaoo, Dec. 15. A eriniR of . sur
passing diabolism and dramatic sqfuiel
took place to-day in a little tenement
on West Chic-go avenue. 'Carl Holt-!,
an aged widower, lived alone with": his
son Paul,, aged 16. To-night 'the ;3oy
took to bed with him an old table-knife,
and after his father had gone to sleep,
raised up in bed and cut bis father's
throat from ear to ear, severing the jug-
ular vein and winduine. The youthful
patricide Uieu rushed to the West Chi-
bandaged up the man's throat, and to
the surprise of every one, he uttered a
few hoarse words. With his linger
pointing to his son, he said: "You
have killed me, Paul, but can never en
joy the money. God will punish yon."
A few moments later the. old man ex
pired. The money referred to was $2,000
life insurance. j
THEY WILL FIGHT.
Strong Probabilities that the Indians
Will Begin Trouble Today. .. '
Dexver, Coi.., Dec., 17, 1890. A spec
ial to the Newg by courier from Daily's
ranch, S. D. says "Things have about
reached a crisis here. Indians are seen
in all direct ions ;e prepared for engage
ment any moment'. The whites have
pickets thrown out and report seeing larg
numbers of Indians. Scouts report thai
we would lie attacked thislnorning and
the signal would lie setting fire to th0
grass. The grass has lieen'set on fire
and a numlier of ranches are seen burn
ing. They may not attack our camp
! till night or tomorrow 'morning. A
rancher reports several white men killed
on Chevenne River. -
FAILURES AND ASSIGNMENTS..
Brick Company Short of Cash. "
Xew York; Dec. 15. The Lorillard
Brick Work company, of this city and
Keyporti X. J., have been placed in the
hands of Receiver .Chas. Seiler. . The
company has been carrying a large
amount of real estate on builders' paper
and were short of cash. Jacob Lorillard
was president of the company, and R. 0.
Guyer, secretary and treasurer. The
liabilities of the company are reported to
amount to upwards of $1,000,000 which
includes'inortgages on the property for
$080,000. Assignee ' Seller savs the
assets amount to $1,500,000, which is
enough to pay every debt and leave a
large surplus for Lorillard.
'flE WAS FLEECED. '
Jonathan Bourne Suing a Gambling
House for Money Lost.
Boston-," Dec. 15. A civil action was
begun by Annie Everett for Jonathan
Bourne, of Xew Bedford, to recover $48,
000 from John Stetson. The money is
alleged to have been lost in gambling
rooms, occupied by the "Carlton Asso
ciates," in Howard place. Stetson is
president of the "association. Bourne
came into a fortune of $1,000,000 about
a year ago, and, it is claimed, he was the
victim of a fleecing game.
JUMPED FROM THE TRAIN.
Mrs. Roberts, of Portland, Supposed
Have Committed Suicide.
Wood River, Xeb. Dec. 15. Mrs.
William Roberts, who, with her husband
and two children, was on the way to Sen
eca, Kan.: from their home in Portland,
Or., was found dying beside tlie railroad
track near here tonlay, fatally injured.
She was not missed till the train reached
Grand Island. She had tried to commit
suicide before while temporarily insane,
and it is supposed she jumped from the
train. -: v ' :' , :.:
DEATH UNDERGROUND. -"
Powder Explosion Sets Fire to a Wis.
eonsin 'Mine. .
Ashlaxd, Wis., Dee. 15.- A box of
giant powder exploded in the Sunday
Lake mine, at Wakefield, Mieli., today,
killing two instantly and wounding two
others. ' The accident occurred at ' 2
o'clock today. The explosion set fire
to the mine and it burned brisklyr
There are some men yet in the mine,
but particulars cannot be learned. ' ;
- ' The Indian Troubles..
Washington, D. C, Dec 17. General
Schofield this morning recieved a tele
gram from General Miles dated Long
Pine, Xeb. J3ec. 16r which ; reads as fol
lows: "General Brooks reports Two
Strike and about 800 Indians now camped
at Pine Ridge agency and these with
other Indians at Pine Ridge and Rose Bud
all tliat can be drawn from disaffected
Camps.' Other Indians are defiant and
hostile and determined to go to war and
has no hopes that no other effort at paci
fication would be successful. He esti
mates tlie number of men in the hostile
camp in the Bad Lands at 250."
General Riidge's estimate represents
200 men on Cheyenne river and '300 at
Standing Rock reservation, who would
be liable to leave, making in all 750
men. Sixteen thousand Sioux who have
been restrained and professed loyalty
should have positive assurance withtbe
least possible delay that the government
will perform and fulfil its treaty obli-
Glad sittins- Bnii is Dead. '"
White Buffalo Man who lives on Bad ! 0?iP,"nler b?ttle Hance f th,e P"8
,,. . , t , i of the State. It is impossible for any
River, who came in today, says Bad 1 newflpaper here with our present popula
River Indians are glad Sitting Bull is ; tion to take the dispatches, but the
dead: ' , - ... ' -..
. Two-Strike Come In.
Pixe Kidge Agency, S. D., Dec.
to loO lodges, reached the agency this
morning. TroopB are still waiting nni!ir
arms for orders to march. -
The Oregonian in speaking of the Col
umbia river, recently says ;
"The rivers are free to local enterprise.
Xo right of way is necessary in order to
use their, channels in the interests of
commerce. The method heretofore purT
sued has been to growl at and pile up
complaints against, the transportation
companies for lack of adequate facilities
for conducting the traffic of the Inland
Empire; for exhorbitant freight and
passenger charges and for several inat
tentions to the people's interests. Years
of these complaints have failed, for obvi
ous reasons, to bring relief. If the people
who havp lodged them can do better for
themselves than the existing transpor
tation companies can do for them the
river is theirs, let them show a determi
nation to use it. If they will not do this,
it is clear that to continue in the old line
of querulous fault-finding is but a waste
of time and energy. Prudence must
suggsst to them the wisdom of striving
to possess their souls in patience while
they tell to the child on the knee, tales
of the wonderful prosperity that will be
the inheritance of those who live to see
the canal and locks at the Cascades coin-
w statement of the case, a
frank admission as to Portlands inter
est heretofore in the matter. It is
brutally frank, cruelly true. We are
told that the river is free, and that we
can take advantage of it, or let it alone,
as it suits our- will. Were the river open
it would be possible for us to make the
best of the invitation, but as it is the
cost of transferring low priced freight at
the Cascades precludes our utilizing the
far from cheerful advice. Josh Billings
said that castor oil and advice, were
better to give than to receive, and the
above sample is no exception. It may
be,v and no doubt is true, that we of East
ern Oregon have not shown proper
energy and "determination in our efforts
to take advantage of the Columbia as a
means of transportation. It may lie and
perhaps is true, that with proper energy,
unity and determination, the people of
Eastern Oregon culd themselves have
constructed unaided the locks at the
Cascades; and it is further true, that
had this been done wars ago, the saving
in freight rates on grain alone, would
have comjileted the locks long since.
We admit this, but we add that it is
equally true that Eastern Oregon paid
her proportion of taxes to construct the
locks at Oregon City, and give the Will
aiuette valley an open river and cheap
transportation to Portland. It is equally
true that the members of the last legisla
ture from the Willamette yalley voted
against a beggarly $50,000 appropriation
for constructing and equipping a half
mile of railroad at the Cascade's, which
! ivflldd Iimva AfTordryt lis rAliof nnt-'I tho
locks . were completed, and would no
doubt have accelerated the work there.
We have no kick at the Union Pacific,
management. Whatever their sins of
omission may have been, they are
doing their best now, but that best is
not enough. ' The trade of the Inland
Empire has growu beyond their capacity
to handle, no matter what thier motive
or road equipment may be. Our products
must find a market, and if that market
is to be Portland the river must be util
ized. Portland is interested in the solu
tion of this problem as much as the pro
ducers, and in will fiind to its cost that
the Oregonian'i advice may yet be fol
lowed,' and the Columbia from Celilo to
Pasco be used by the producers to send
their products to the Sound. That por
tion of the river is "free to local enter
BREAD FOR THE WORLD.
The area of Wasco county is in round
numbers 2,500,000 acres. Of this 00,
000 acres are susceptible of cultivation,
and 400,000 acres are under cultivation,,
or have been, though . much of this,
owing to the cost of transportation, is at
present lying idle. With cheap trans
portation to markets, all, or nearlv all
this immense tract would be cultivated
and its golden harvest would load a
small fleet of ships. Land situated far
enough from the railroad that a round
trip cannot be made by the farmer in a
day, is practically unprofitable when
sown to wheat. The hauling to. market
added to high rafes on the railroads
leave no margin , for profit." With
Wasco's 400,000 acres of cultivated land
in wheat, at twelve bushels to the acre
the crop would be about five million
bushels, or with its total acreage in
wheat, for which the soil is peculiarly
adapted, this output would be raised to
seven million bushels. It is estimated
that wheat is arriving in Portland - now
at the rate of 1,500 tons or 50,000 bush
els a day.- With a full crop of wheat
grown in this county, it alone could keep
UP this supply for four months iu the
year. When the other Eastern Oregon
counties, Sherman, Morrow, Gilliam,
Union and Umatilla, all superb grain
growing' counties, add their outputs it
will be seen that Eastern Oregon alone
could with one year's crop furnish the
present amount arriving daily in Port
land from all sources, for two -ears, or
could send double the present supply
every day in the year. .An open river
and railroads from it to the interior will
accomplish this result. Given cheap
transportation, . which an open river
would give, and Eastern Oregon and
Washington can supply the world with
bread, and at prices that will defy com
The telegraphic news in this paper is
cliDued from the colums of the Oresronian
which is a legitimate subject for abuse.
Chronicle has arranged for a special
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We make this statement as we do not
wish to sail under false colors.
What is the difference between Ouakers
and careless landladies? The former omit
to bare their heads and the lattc-r to air
THE LATE SITTIXO DULL.
..mug .iiui in uc(W(, nmi iiiumvi
of the gallant Custer is in part avenged.
This now good Indian has committed
crimes enough to have caused his execu
tion, years ago, were it not for the good
grandmotherly government who con
dones the faults of her red wards. - Sitt
ing Bull was pre-eminently a politician,
and while his hands were reddened with
the blood of Custer's gallant band, his
was not the brain that conceived or exe
cuted that dastardlv massacre. He was
shrewd enough, however, to assume that
it was his work and to impress this idea
on his followers. He has always been
over-rated except in his ability to create
mischief, but will no doubt pass into
American history as a great warrior.
He lacked the elements which make a
great leader, but possessed in abundance
all those things required to make what
he was, a great villian. It is to be hoped
that his death may dampen the ardor of
his fellows and end the present troubler.
If so, the ghost dance has rendered good
A BUSINESS CITY.
Strangers arriving in The Dalles are
at' fii-st ant to think it a Quiet, or as some
I of them exnresa :t a deaj town. Even
examination into tne amount
of business done here will dispel this
idea. The amount of wool, grain and
live stock shipped from this point is
simply immense; and the amount of
supplies purchased here would astonish
even our own business men, by its grand
total. It has back of it the best and
largest pastures in the northwest,, and
the country capable of producing grain,
which is naturally tributary to this
point is as large as any of the Xew
England States. The larger portion of
this agricultural land is still uncultivated,
simply because the cost of transporting
the grain to market is yet too great. In I
the near future this difficulty will lie re
moved, and thousands- of acres of virgin
soil will be covered with waving fields of
golden grain. The fruit industry is
its infancy, bnt promises to take a promi
nent place. When the business created
by the rapidly developing country tribu
tary to it, is added to that it already has,
The Dalles will be second only to Port
laud in the volume of its trade, and wit h
the opening of the Columbia this trade
will be again more than doubled. The
Dalles is doing a bigger and better busi
ness to-day than any-city of its size in
the state, but that business is done
through well established channels, and
sweeps along as quietly as the mighty
Columbia, which makes not as much
noise as some babbling brook, yet sur
passes all suhenthoiJBndfold.
A CHANGE REQUIRED.
The Dalles has entered upon a new
era, an era of prosperity of progress of
development, and we all want to adapt
ourselves' to the new order of things.
We want to in a measure at least forget
self, and understand that the good of the
community results in good to its indi
vidual members. We want to remember
that there are many ways of accomplish
ing a result, and while working to have
that result reached in our way, when the
majority are against ns and adopt some
other plan, stand in and work for it.
Adopt the plan of the political conven
tion and when hi the minority give it
np peacefully and make it unanimous.
Personal likes, or dislikes should have no
place in our municipal work, but all of
us should put our shoulders to the wheel
wherever the interests of The Dalles
are concerned, and working for the good
of all, add to the prosperity of each of
onr citizens. The new order of things
requires it, self interest demands it,
loyalty to The Dalles compels it.
. We are informed by Mr. Samuel L.
Brooks that the Portland board of trade,
chamber of commerce and some, other
business societies have determined to
make an energetic effort to ' have the
locks at the Cascades completed. They
purpose going at it In a business-like
way, and are compiling statistics show
ing the area of wheat lands, and the
amount and' value of products, that
would find market by the way of the
Columbia." There is abundant cause for
congratulation in this, and the silver
edges of hope shine out from behind the
black clouds of despair that have so long
shadowed this undertaking. Tlie pres
ent wheat blockade has been prolific of
results, and the waking of Portland to
her danger is the most important of all
of them. .
. The Hunt Road Will be Built. -
That the line of railroad down the
north bank of the Columbia will be built
next year is reasonably certain. The
line is being definitely located now, the
work being about completed. It is about
the only route across the Cascades that is
not already appropriated, and so many
roads are seeking tidewater that if Mr.
Hunt is unable to float his bonds and
constrdct the road, others will be found
that will take it off his hands and build
it. It will not be many years before the
Inland Empire will furnish a million
tons of grain for shipment to tidewater,
or in round numbers, ten trains of
twenty cars each every day in the
year. The resultant counter trade,
would make an immense traffic, and
this with the through traffic seeksng
Portland and the Sound over these roads
will keep every one of them crowded,
and the Columbia busy with steamers
and barges. The possibilities ' of the
country are great indeed, and every
available transportation route, natural
or artificial, will be crowded to its ut
Whea They Hush.
"Your duties must be somewhat monot
onous," said a ladv to a mailing clerk.'
"They are, indeed."
"The" same round day after day and
week after week. So excitement.'"'
"No excitement excepting when,we
have to rush things."
"What is that?"
"When we find 'In Haste' written oh
the corner of an envelope." .
"Oh ! ves, that creates excitement i''
Gibons, Jfeeallistef &Go.
WALTER A. WOOD'S
REAPERS and MOWERS.
Hodge and Benica Headers, Farm Wagons, Hacks, Buggies, .Road Carts, Ganj
and Sulky Plows, Harrows, Grappling Hay Forks, Fan Mills, Seat Cush-"
ions, Express and Bngpy Tops, Wagon Materials, Iron and Coal,
etc. etc. - '
Agents for Little's Sheep Dips.
A Complete Line of OILS,
The Dalles, - -
-: DEALERS IX :-
Staple and Fa
Cheap Express Wagons flos. l and 2.
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Orders left at the Store will receive prompt attention. . ; .
'.'. Trunks and Packages delivered to anypart of the City. -s
Wagons always on hand when Trains of Boat arrivej.
No. 122 Cor. Washington and Third. Sts.
For the Purpose of Disposing of our -
Fall and Winter Millinery,
WiU Sell so CHEAP that
new hat if only
MRS. PHILLIPS, 81 Third Street.
Undertakers and Embalmers.
XO. I GO SECOND STREET.
(Successors to L. D.
A General Line of
Horse Furnishing Goods.
EEPATBIUQ FKD2ULFTxr and ITEATLY DClTI-
: Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Harness, Bridles, Whips, Horse Blantets, Etc.
Fall Assortment of Mexican Saddlery, Plain or Stamped .
SECOND STREET, - - - - THE DALLES, OR.
BOOKS AND MUSIC.
Lime and Sulphur, etc.
GRASS and GARDEN SEEDS.
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it will pay you to have a
AND DEALERS IX"' ' '
1 E MINTS