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The Weekly Ghroniele.
Published at The Dalles, Oregon, every Saturday
t $1-jO per year in advance.
The first number of the The Chronicle
18 before you and speaks for itself. It is
far from perfect and there being room
fitr improvement, we shall make it, until
it is what its proprietors intend it to be,
as good a newspaper as can be made out
side the- larger cities. The object of the
paper is to assist to the utmost of its
power in advancing the interests of The
Dalles- and country, tributary to it. To
advertise our resources,- to build up our
industries, to extend our trade, these we
shall work for energetically, and per
sistently. We desire the prosperity of
every individual and firm in The Dalles
recognizing the fact that every individual
-member of a community, as long as that
member is not a criminal or pauper, is
of benefit to it ; and working for the
good ol each, we hope to be of benefit to
all. The Chkomcle will be non-par-tittan,
and will devote its beet energies
to matters ' of local importance. . Its
columns will be open at all times for the
' discussion of local matters, requiring
only of contributors that their language
be at all times respectful and gentle
manly. We have no promises to make
except to reiterate that whwtever bene
fits The Dalles it shall be our pleasure to
advocate at every opportunity, and to
the best of our ability. We shall be
just, fair and impartial, and ask that
your criticisms of the paper be measured
with that rule.
THE MOSS RACK.
Jpst what the meaning of the term
"moesback'. is, in hard to say. It is
-' applied indiscriminately to rich and poor,
though the former get a decided prefer
ence, and is used principally for the
.reason that the speaker is talking meta
physics. We have heard the term ap
plied time and again to the businessmen
of The Dalles, and yet if the term has
the meaning those using it, give it, of a
non progressive person, or one who does
nothing to benefit his town, it is sadly
- misapplied. There is an old saying that
"yon cannot eat your cake and have it,"
and it is certainly true that with a given
amount of money you cannot put it in
"- two places at once. The business men
of The Dalles "have not invested their
money in factories, for the simple reason
that they have used it all, are still using
it all in developing the agricultural
resources, and . live stock industries.
The Dalles does an immense credit busi
ness, and has hundreds of thousands of
dollars trusted out, loaned as it were, to
the farmers who are bringing the wild
land under cultivation, and the stockmen
whose cattle, horses and sheep are turn-
ing the wild grasses of the mountain
sides into twenty dollar pieces. With
out this aid from The Dalles business
men, the development of the agricultural
and stock industries could not go on,
could scarcely have begun. Without
these, the country would be a desert
and yet these men, whose coin is aiding
the farmer and stockman in their good
work are flippantly called "mossbacks."
The settlers in a new country are gener
- ally persons of small, or moderate means,
and require assistance until the result of
their toil finds a market, and without
the assistance of capital, they could not,
nor would they in most cases, undertake
to make themselves homes on the prair
ies of Wasco county. If developing the
country ishe essence of "niossbackism"
then The Dalles is full of "mossbacks,"
and there is room and demand for more.
We need them in our business. "Moss
backs'' with wealth, and with a disposi
tion to lend it to the new comers to aid
in developing our resources, can find a
glad welcome and an open field. We
can't have too many of him ; and he
can't come toojfast.
FINISH THE WORKS Y CONTRA CT.
The engineers in charge estimate that
it will take another appropriation as
large as the present one, ($435,000) to
complete the work at the Cascade
locks. A long-suffering and patient
. public might take heart of grace, could
the statement be believed, and the hope
cherished that that amount would do
the work. The aforesaid public, how
ever, are not willing to accept the state
ment as true, and have not the least idea
that another, or yet another appropria
tion, no matter how large, will see the
locks completed under the present man
agement. .. Already $1,180,000 have been
expended and there is nothing compar
tively to show for it. What the ieople
of Eastern Oregon want is that its rep
resentatives in Congress besiege Con
gress and the departments until the
work is Jet by contract. When this is
done we will believe the locks will be
completed, and until it is done we will
. continue to believe that an appropria
tion for the locks is a dead waste of the
peoples' money. It is not alone East
ern Oregon that is interested in this
matter, but Portland's future de-,
pends largely npon the immediate
opening of the Columbia. Channels of
trade once established are hard to change,
and these channels are being rapidly
formed between eastern Oregon arid
Puget Sound, And Portland is losing a
large portion of a trade which in a few
years will be lost to her entirely, and
forever. If Portland will add her influ
ence, the work may be taken out of its
present nanas, ana completed next vear
by contract. If she will not, the work
will not be finished this century, and
.Portland will have voluntarily surren
dered a trade, which alone, if properly
fostered, would support a city of double
her present size.
Comparative statements prepared by
clerks of the house and senate commit
tees, show the total estimated needs of
the government for the next fiscal year
to be $481,032,169; increased $75,430,529
over last year, and not including any
thing for rivers and harbors. The total
estimated revenues for the current year
are $446,955,031, making an excess of es
timated appropriations, exclusive of de-
nciencies ana miscellaneous, over me
estimated revenues, of $34,077,131. The
excess of estimated revenues over esti
mated appropriations, exclusive of $49,
224,928 far the sinking fund and exclusive
of deficiencies and miscellaneous, is f 15,-
147 700 leaving thin ininnnf as the Biir.
i . -!-! i. .r'-
pius ii ine sinking ,u,u requirement ,s ,
noj included in the-' estimates. There
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ANOTHER MILLION REQUIRED.
In conversation with a friend of ours
recently, Lieutenant Burr stated that
two appropriations as large as tho pres
ent one would be reqnired to complete
the work on the Cascade locks, and that
he had just completed estimates for the
work. When the present appropriation
was teceived it was stated by those in
charge of the work that one more appro
priation would do the work, but now
after the lapse of a few months, the es
timates are doubled. Were this the
first time this thing had been done it
would not create much surprise, but the
fact is that this has lx-en the cry with
every appropriation until it has a too
decided flavor of chestnuts, and horse-
chestnuts at that. We are all tired of
this Fabian system, and hopeless of see
ing the work completed until U is taken
from the war department and finished
by contract. The work so far is but a
yearly repitition of bad management, or
lack of any, incompetency-and failure of
any permanent results. With the pres
ent appropriation a million and a half
dollars will have been expended, on
work that was at first estimated to cost
a million dollars.'and a million more is
said to be required.
SH A L I. THE LA WS RE PI 'BUSHED f
The question of publishing the laws as
made by the legislature is being agitated
and is generally indorsed by the news-
pa pen, though there are of course some
dissenters. It has been estimated that
it would cost $10,000, supposing fifty col
umns would hold the entire matter, the
estimate allowing $2 per eol
nnin. We are inclined to think the cost
would be considerably over that sum.
Two dollars per column of solid matter
would not more than pay for the coin-
position, and while it is probable that
most of the papers would be willing to
publish the laws for about the cost, it
could hardly be expected of them that
tliey should do so at a loss. If the work
could be done for an average of
$3 per column it would be cheap,
but would cost then nearer $20,000 than
$10,000. Besides this, it is a fact that in
ninety-nine cases out of a hundred,
person affected by the laws would seek
the services of an attorney, if not at once,
certainly before he got through trying to
be his own lawyer.
A DILATORY SECRETARY.
Day after day passes, but no voiee
from the interior department proclaims
the good tidings that the forfeited rail-
Toad lands are thrown open for settle
ment. Of course we all know that this
will be done, but we are tired of depart
mental red tape and govermental delay.
The locks have made us weary, and the
long waiting for the forfeiture bill was
tiresome indeed. The rules governing
the locating of these lands are still play
ing hide and seek among the gray mat
ter in the secretary's brain pan, and
from present indicatiions will continue
so to do until after the holidays. A
multitude of people who have grown
gray since they hrst located on these
lands, await anxiously the day when
title to their homes can be secured, and
our senators ana congressmen snouiu
snve him no peace until this result is
THE POLITICAL HORIZON.
The Farmers' Alliance has developed
such unexpected strength in. the past
vear that it has made itself a decided
thorn in the flesh for both old political
parties, a source of continual irritation.
That it will put a presidential candidate
in tlie field in '92 is certain, and while
there is little chance of his being elected,
he will cut into the electoral vote in sev
eral of the states, and thus may have.
probably will have the balance of power.
Neither party can afford to lose a single
state, yet it is very probable that both
will lose at least one. The political out
look just now is that the- election of
president will be thrown into the house
of congress, and that would mean a dem
ocratic successor to Harrison, the pres
en ongress holding until after the elec
tion. THE IRISH QUESTION.
Home rule for Ireland is liable to be
dropped from the platform of both g.o.p's.
unless Irishmen can show that they can
govern thamaslvea. That sound rolling
sentence that has done duty so long will
be sadly missed, but looks as though it
would have to go. Th Celtic blood
undiluted, is hot, and the Celtic dispo
sition firey and passionate. Parnell
from being idolized on day is dethroned
and despised the next by fully one half
his followers, and these in turn are
fighting among themselves. Until Irish
men learn to control their tempers, and
to govwrn themselves, "Home rule for
Ireland" will cease to have attractions
for us foreigners, and worse than all,
will oease to yield that abundant har
vest of coin in America, so necessary
heretofore to keep the matter alive in
Whatever else our next legislature
may do, a new assessment law must be
passed, The burden of taxation is en
deavored to be made equal, but under
the existing laws this cannot be accom
plished. The amount of taxes to be
paid is measured, of course by our ex
penses, and with the affairs of the conn
try economically administered no one
shonld grumble at paying his proper
share ; but the dodging of one causes a
general effort to keep the assessor from
hitting too hard, and the result is far
from satisfactory. A new law is impera
tive and the legislature will have done
well indeed, if it provides a system that
will divide the burden equally.
The Chamber of Commerce, and Board
of Trade of Portland are gathering sta
tistics concerning the Inland Empire, for
the purpose of backing up a petition to
congress, to have the locks at the Cas
cades finished by contract. We predict
that the mass of information furnished
then will give them a genuine' shock of
surprise. They have an idea, of course,
that there is a big country up this way
but they have no more idea of its magni
tude or productiveness than a salmon has
of the tariff on tin. They will know
more and appreciate ns letter when the
retnms are in. . '
Mrs. Simpson.- So your servant has
nm off l)oVlt,x; of her to leaye a
good )lue like this. I ton you think
slie'll rivret it? - - - '
YOU MAY RrK IT.
If to some jockey you're inclined,
And wish to see him through it ;
Don't get too brash or "go it blind,"
Just put your wad up "in your mind,"
Or later you may rue it.
If you shonld find two lips to kiss,
And want so much to do it,
Don't let the thought of present bliss
Betray you into aught amiss,
For later you may me it.
You hold one ace. To your amaze
You draw two others to. it,
The other fellow stays and stays :
IK)k out! Becarefui how you raise.
For later you may rue it.
If you should fall in love quite deep,
And only wish she knew it.
Just bear in mind, though talk is cheap,
Sometimes it costs a man a heap,
And later vou may rue it.
FOK A NEW LAW.
A memorial to le presented to the
next state legislature is being circulated
in this city and generally signed, asking
that a state law be passed to provide for
the irrigation of arid lands in Oregon.
The following is the sulstance of the
To the Sixteenth Biennial Segsion of lite
Legislative Axttembly of the Slate of
We, the undersigned, settlers and tax
payers of Crook county, Oregon, most
respectfully ietition your honorable
body, for the enactment of an act
creating or granting power to estab
lish irrigation districts with power
to construct, own and maintain irriga
tion canals and ditches, to sue and be
sued, to collect toll or tax for creating,
operating and maintaining said canals or
ditches, to borrow money or liond the
districts for the necessary means of con
struction, and such other pow ers as shall
be deemed necessary for the practical
operation of said canals or ditches by
said districts. Whereas the enactment
of such an act would be of immeasurable
benefit to the settlers of Eastern Oregon,
therefore, the undersigned earnestly
pray that their petition be granted."
The object of this memorial is for the
passage of a law similar to that now in
force in California, wbareby the state is
to be divided into irrigation districts, and
the districts themselves shall own and
operate the canals or ditches. All the
taxable property within an irrigating
district shall be subject to assessment
and taxation for the purpose of construct
ing operation and maintaining the canals
or ditches in that district. Should the
intent of such a law be fulfilled, hundreds
of thousands of acres of land in Eastern
Oregon that would be fertile and pro
ductive if only irrigated, would be
settled upon and cultivated by settlers,
whose means are insufficient to construct
The benefit of such a law, especially to
Eastern Oregon, cannot fail to be seen.
Let the peopl of Crook county unite in
supporting a movement that will increase
.ths wealth of their county ten-fold.
Every settler that comes into Crook
county increases ths value of your farm.
The improvements your neighbor makes,
increases the value of yonr property
proportionately. PrineeilU New'
THERE IS ROOM ENOUGH
We wish to reiterate the statement
made in our salutatory, that this paper
has ignored the question of politics, for
the reason that we believe it can be
of more benefit to the people of this sec
tion by. devoting all of its space to matters-
of news, and to local affairs. To
this end we desire to say that its col
umns are open at all times for the dis
cussion of local matters, and especially
such subjects as more jarticularly con
cern the farmers. The granges are es
pecially invited to send us such matter
as they desire published and we will at
all times gladly give them space ; and
the farmers generally, whether belong
ing to the grange or not, will find room,
in our columns for any meritorious arti
cle. Besides this we would like from
every, neighborhood the local happen
ings, made as they necessarily must be,
if all find room, brief and to the point.
A HKM ikD BII1K1 BATTLE.
Tke Fight the Reselt of Paternal Love on
the Part of the :htekn.
Mrs. Elisabeth Ferril, East Bradford,
owns a common hen which is raising a
lot of young ducks. These follow her
constantly, and over them she exercises
a careful watch. The other day two o(
the little ones ran to their foster-motheir
and, in their own way, eommunicated
the fact that they had been .stung by
something. The did hen listened atten-
tivaly, no doubt, to their story, and after
inquiring mio an uie iacis oi uie cane fin
ally decided to locate the cause. She
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went about very much after the stvle of !
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a long snake, with an unusnally'flat and
broad head, wrapped around a post. The
hen crouched and watched. Presently
the snake left his "post of duty'-' and en
tering the long grass wiggled towards the
ducks' Instantly the hen was upon him
and a battle ensned. Mrs. Ferrell ran
out with a pitcher of hot water. By thfs
time a cessation of hostilities had taken
place, the chicken. standing off a little
ways and the Bhake having again wrapped
himself around the post. The reptile's
eves were red ane there was evidence of
blood having been spilled. Mrs. Ferrell
dashed the not water upon his snake
ship, and instantly the reptile leaped
four feet in the air with a terrific shriek.
When he came down Mrs. Ferrell killed
him with a shovel. The snake was of a
kind that is rarely seen in that part of
The world is full of tired people-r-mer- j
chants tired of business, farmers tired of
raising crops, mechanics, tired of building
houses, housekeepers tired of preparing
food, operatives tired of rushing wheels.
Paso along the road or street and see how
very tired three-fourths of the people
iook. now 8natiiney get reseedT "Some
say, "by fewer hours of work ! " But some
of them have no work at all. Others
might prescribe easv sofas and more arm
chairs and soft beds. But some of the
people, who have the weariest look, have
nlentv of eood furniture and luxurious
upholstery. Now, we offer a pillow not
curtained with Gobelin tapestry nor stuff
ed with the down of angels' wings. But
a man who puts his head on it gets rid
of his cares and aches and anxieties. It
is a pillow stuffed with the promise :
"Come unto me, all ve that labor and are
heavy laden, and I will give you rest;".
"Cast thy burden on the Lord and lie will
sustain thee." We have friends who, be
cause they cannot sleep well, put under
their head at night a pillow of hops, but
they never have tried the lietter pillow
filled with myrrh and frankincense from
the Lord's garden. Men and women tired
out with the world, try it ! Talmage. -
. New York's representatives to investi
gate the methods and merits of Dr. Koch 's
cure for consumption is Dr. H. P. Loomis.
professor of pathology in the University I
Delegate Caine, of Utah, is an ingenu- j
ons fellow. In a recent interview with a
Washington Pout correspondent, among
other things, he says:
"The grossest injustice is to charge the
Mountain Meadow Massacre to the
Mormon church. It was really the work
The last sentence is undoubtedly true,
but unfortnnately for Mr. Caine's posi
tion, the individuals were "leaders in
Zion," and acting under the orders of
the Mormon church, that is, Brigham
oung. John D. Lee was the instra
ment, Klingman Smith the manager and
Brjghain Young the author of that terri
ble massacre, wherein, according to the
simple wording on the monument
placed over the remains of the victims
by Major Paul, "On the 27th day of Sep
tember, 1857, 119 men, women and
childreji were murdered in cold blood
The writer saw that monument erected,
and a few -months afterward, saw the
scattered stones of the monument,
which was ' destroyed by Brigham
The writer's father was United States
judge for the southern district of Utah
soon after the massacre took place, and
made strenuous efforts to bring the per
petrators of this terrible crime to justice.
There were no jails, and the grand jury
was composed entirely of Mormons, who,
of course, refused to find true bills. The
jury was discharged, and, sitting as a
committing magistrate, the judge issued
warrants on the sworn affidavits of wit
nesses, who sought him in the night and
offered to testify publicly to the whole
affair if given protection out of the conn-
try. Marshal. Dodson made a few ar
rests, but haying no jails and being una
ble to get a posse, or deputies, could not
hold his prisoners. The judge then ap
plied to. Albert Sidney Johnston, in com
mand of the United States troops at
Camp Floyd, for troops, and six com
panies of cavalry were sent to Provo city
under command of Major Paul and Cap
tain Prince. Bishop Nephi Johnson, in
charge of that "Stake of Zion," Kling
man Smith, Lee, and others, fled to the
mountains, and Provo, and the country
around Little Utah lakes, was depopu
lated. Colonel Forney, under instruc
tions from the judge, gathered the sev
enteen little survivors, the oldest of
whom, a lad of about 8 years, identified
carriages and horses in possession of the
dignitaries Of the church, and even of
Brigham Young himself, as the property
of members of the unfortunate train
He said to the writer on the steps of the
court house at Provo, "When I get to be
a man I'm going to kill Lee; I saw him
! shoot mv mother." The affidavits we
have read many a time, and no doubt
many of them could yet be produced.
They all tell the same story ; the story
that John D Lee told when the sins of
the Mormon church were laid on his
shoulders, and he Was chosen to atone
for all, that the orders came from the
bishop, who showed him hia authority
from Brigham Young.
The matter would have been sifted in
1858, but the governor, Alfred Camming,
of Missouri, protested against the use of
troops around the court house, and Gen
eral Johnston, under orders from Secre
tary Floyd, withdrew the troops. The
marshal, an able and efficient man, by
the way, was powerless ; witnesses were
afraid to testify, the prisoners walked
away whenever it pleased them to do so,
and the court powerless -to execute the
laws, "adjourned without s day."
Brigham Young and the Mormon
church instigated and planned the
fountain Meadow Massacre, and the in
dividuals who obeyed their terrible
commands, were all Mormons acting
under the leader of their"Stake'of Zion."
The Mormons will give up polygamy
and become law abiding when they are
made to ; but as long as they are dealt
with on the same plan as the Indians,
that long they will defy the government
which they despise.
A SPLENDID GRAPE COUNTRY.
The Seufert brothers have demon
strated that the foothills near The Dalles
are splendidly adapted to the grape cul
ture. Their fruit ranch near town would
be a credit to the best portion of Califor
nia, and their grapes compare favorably
with anything that state can produce.
The writer can remember a trip through
the Russian river valley in California, by
where Santa Rosa and Healdsburg now
stand. The hills were covered with
shrub oak and chapparel, and land could
be bought for government price. It was
considered worthless, and at that time
was for practical purposes valueless.
Five years ago another visit was made
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and shrub oak were gone and in their
places were long rows of grape .vines,
yielding three, four and as high as six
tons to the acre, and the land was held
at from five hundred to seven hundred
dollars. . Its value had been discovered,
its possibilities changed into facts, and
the contemned chapparel lands, the dry
foothills became the most valuable lands
in the state. The same thing can be
done here for we are similarly situated.
We have a magnificent market for table
grapes, and it has been amply demon
strated not only by the Seufert brothers
but by others that we can produce as fine
fruit as grows any where, and in un
limited quantities. It is only a question
of time until vineyards are extensive and
numerous, and the men who first get
their vines out, will be the ones who
soonest have a healthy bank account.
THE END OF THE DREAM.
The end of the dream of Home rule in
Ireland has come. The party fatally
divided against itself can find no com
mon ground on which to meet, and the
hope of reconciliation is vain indeed.
Parnell ' s weakness morally has blasted
his hopes, his reputation, and his party.
With victory within his grasp, his im
morality found him out, and the bed of
love became the couch of political death.
It was bad enough that Parnell should
fall shorne of his strength, like Sampson
of old by a woman ; but it is a national
misfortune that in his blind rage he
pnlled'down the temple of his friends, :
and done them to the death. . The
Home rule question is devoid of interest
except to awaken a feeling of profound
pity, and of " supreme disgust, at the
spectacle of these late friends, fighting
and destroying one another like a pack
of famished wolves. Parnell is dead
politically and his party lies dead beside
him. He presents the same spectacle as
scnie love sick and jealous fool, who
mrjders his sweetheart.
or wife and
HITTING BILL'S DEATH.
j Row the Old Chief Fell Bravery of the
Denver, Col., Dec. 16. A news courier
from a camp near Daly's ranch has the
following from Rapid City, Dakota :
A rancher has just arrived in ereat
haste to our commanding officer and re-
ports a command of cavalry was attacked
and two officers and fifty men killed, but
the Indians repulsed with heavy losses.
The number of Indians killed is not
known. The Indians were put to rout.
The report is not authenticated. It is
not known whose command it was
probably that of Major Tupper, of the
Sixth cavalry, and his three troops of
140 men, Our command marches to their
St. Paul, Dec. 17.-2:00 a. m., The
Pioneer Preu has just received from
Standing Rock agency by courier to Bis
marck, the first authentic account of
yesterday's battle that has been received.
The facts regarding the police and sol
diers has lieen already given. The police
were in camp over night near Sitting
Bull's camp, and in the morning under
command of Bull Head, the lieutenant,
and Shave Head, first sergeant, went in
and made the arrest. Sitting Bull ex
pressed his willingness to go with them,
but said he -wanted to get ready first.
The two leaders went with him into his
tent after he had ordered his horses to be
gotten ready. While the old chief was
getting ready, two bucks wrapped in
blankets entered the tepee, and throwing
off their blankets opened fire on the
police. Sitting Bull's wife set up a howl
outside, which seemed to be a signal for
an assault. In the fight which followed
Red Tomahawk killed Sitting Bull.
Many of Sitting Bull's followers were
killed and Bull Head and Shave -Head
are desperately wounded and will un
doubtedly die. The police were sur
rounded, but the military arrived, and
after an hour and a half of hot skirmish
ing the Indians took to flight and disap
peared in the timber. Two olice were
killed and two mortally wounded. Seven
h'stiles wore killed, at least.
St. Pah.. Dec. lfi, 1S90. Today's ad
vices from Standing Roct .ire to the
effect that the surest of Sitting Hull was
decidid npon bv a 'ant .McLaughlin
when Ik- heard, i.n Sunday, that "the
wily old chief and his followers were
about to sgt out for Bad Lands. Once
there it would be a long time and there
would be much hard fighting before anv
of the hostiles could be taken or starved
out. Therefore, orders were given the
police and they set out Sunday night,
the troops following. By early morning
the police reached the camp, with the
cavalry three miles in the rear, and the
infantry much farther away. On reach
ing the camp the police found the camp
ers almost ready to move. Sitting Bull
was seized, placed under arrest, but not
bound, and the police quickly started
for the agency. But the followers of the
old man quickly got over their surprise,
ana a Bnarp nre was ai once openea on
the police. The police responded in
kind and several fell from their horses,
among the number Sitting Bull and his
son, Black Bird. The old medicine man
had tried to direct matters for a time by
loudly shouting his orders, but his fall
upset the hostiles. They at once ral
lied, however, and surrounded the po
lice, who fought bravely and well, but
would soon have been overpowered had
not the cavalry who had 'been sent for,
arrived on the scene. Thf " police were
at that time almost out of ammunition
and were fighting hand to hand, but the
sight of the soldiers and the roar of the
inachine guns. alarmed the hostiles, and
the fled up Grand river.
The cavalry followed but a short dis
tance and then returned to camp, and
took possession of the bodies of Sitting
Bull and his son.
Four police were killed and three
wounded, and it is thought altogether
that eight of the hostiles were killed,
Crow.-foot, the twelve-year-old son of
Sitting Bull, and a number of others
Sitting Bull's followers, when they
fled up Grand river, left behind them all
their tents and families, which will be
turned over to the agency. After going
a short distance up the river the fleeing
redskins scattered and went off in all
directions through the country toward
Bad Lands. The soldiers are located all
around the Bad Lands and the Indians
will have but little chance to get a few
ranchers that are located in that dis
trict. People around Bismark and in
neighborhood of Standing Rock agency
are greatly wrought up over the killing,
and express fear for the outcome. They
think the followers of Sitting Bull will
attack scattered settlers along the fron
tier, and kill whom they can.
Parnell Men Score a Point.
Dublin, Dec. 18, 1890. At a meeting
of the corporation of Kilkenny to-day
some members introduced and attempted
to pass resolutions declaring in favor of
Henesey parliamentary candidate of the
McCarthyites. Parnell's men objected,
the suppoiters of Hennesy withdrew
from the meeting. The Parnellites
thereupon elected a chairman and passed
resolutions expressing confidence in their
Wife Murderer Hanged-
Wbllaxd, Ont., Dec. 18. 1S90. Authur
Hoyt Day, who murdered his wife by
pushing her over the cliff at Niagara
Falls, July last, was hanged this morn
inK. The condemed man walked to the
scaffold firmly and with a smile on his
A Well-kaowB Firm Assigns.
Chicauo, 111., Dec. 18, 1890. S. A.
Kean, doing business under the name of
S. A. Kean & Co., assigned this morn
ing, warrants nave Deen issued ror uie
arrest of Kean and his cashier for re
ceiving money when the bank was known
to be insolvent.
A Bad Man Convicted.
Citv of Mexico, Dec. 18. Antonio
Guerrero, alias Charles Querot, "Jack
the Ripper," of Mexico, was today con
victed of eighty murders and fourteen
rapes. ' He was sentenced to death.
Bliasard in Cleveland's State. .
Ei-miba, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1890. The
heavy snow storm of yesterday has de
veloped into a reeular blizzard. All
trains are late, and street cars could not !
be run until noon.
A Georgia ITatlar '
NasVvillb, Tenn., Mirgenrs & Co., of
Rome Georgia, wholesale grocers and
eotvn factors Rave assigned. Liabil-
THE INDIAN TROUBLES.
I Indiana Attack JPlfty Men at Daly's
, lianrh A Small Fight.
Dexvek, CoL, Dec. 18. A special
from Cheyenne river, via Rapid City, at
3 :30 this morning by courier just in, has
aroused the camp. He states that a
J party of fifteen men are besieged fifty
miles from here on Spring creek, at Da-
ly's ranch. The Indians have made
three attempts to fire the ranch, one of
which was very near successful. Gen
eral Car sent Major Tupper with 100
men to the rescue.
A special from the Sixth cavalry, now
on the Cheyenne river, via Rapid City,
says Major Perry's command was joined
early this morning, and Scout Gus Cra
ven reported near- Smithville, a large
numlier of Indians had been seen in
Small creek in the brakes. A number
of shots were exchanged. While some
government wagons were crossing Spring
creek they and their escort were attacked
by forty-eight Indians, and over 100
shots were exchanged, one soldier being
wounded and another shot through the
hat. A troop of Captain Wells' cavalry
came to the rescne and the Indians ran
Craven reports having seen sixty
three tepes, which contained 100 Indi
ans, camped near the mouth of Spring
creek. Early this morning troops were
sent out, but the hostiles had again re
turned to the Bad Lands. General Can
sent armed parties to guard the ranch
where the Indian was killed yesterday.
He was a nephew of Kicking Bear. Yes
terday General Carr sent troops of cav
alry up into the Bad Lands to watch any
movement of hostilities. The only out
let known for these Indians is a trail
which goes up Cottonwood across the
road from Rapid creek to Wounded
Knee. This pass will be closed tomor
row by a large body of Sixth infantry.
AN ELECTION AT
LeglNlature of Idaho
Boise, Idaho, Dec. 18. In joint ses
sion the legislature today elected Shoup,
McConnell and DuBois to the United
Reachea the Negroea.
Bismark, X. D., Dec. 18, 1890. It is
reported that negroes- in Mandan are
affected with the Messiah craze and are
holding meetings in empty government
Bad Railroad Accident.
Quebec, Dec. 18, 1890. An express
train from Halifax on Inter-Colonial
road ran off an embankment near St.
Joseph to-dav. Five . persons were
The Northern Rattfles.
New York, Dec. 18, 1890. The North
ern Pacific directors have ratified the
president's agreement and appointed
David S. Wegg a member of the advisary
The Great Storm haa Paaaed.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 18. 1890 A
great snow storm has passed over. Bus
iness is again resumed. Monetary loss
great, will reach way up in thousands.
Owen Brothers Fail.
Providence, R. I., Dec. 18, 1890.
Owen Brothers, agents of the Atlantic
Mills, have assigned. Liabilities, large.
Bla; Storm in Pennsylvania.
Bei.i.efonte, Pa., Dec. 18, 1890. Snow
to the depth of .24 inches fell on a level
here this morning. Trains all blockaded.
Wheat in Chicago.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 18, 1890. Market
close,' wheat easy, cash 90jj, Jan. 91K.
It iifa Young; Prince.
Berlin, Dec. 18, 1890. The Empress
Augusta Victoria has given birth to a
Ban Francisee Market.
San Fbancisco, Cal., Dec. 18, 1890.
Wheat Buyer season, 1.40 V..
The subieet of injury to the stems of
fruit trees by the sun scald has been dis
cussed for many years at our horticul
tural meetings and in the agricultural
papers. Our experienced cultivators
hare advised the shading of the stems
by very low tops, the leaning of the
trees, when planted, to the south, or
the plan of top-working on stems not
liable to such injury. But 1 now notice
in several of our western papers an illus
trated paper by O. F. Brandt, of Minne
sota, which outlines a plan for protect
ing the stems po thoroughly that the
trees will live and bear lountiful crops
for atleast forty years. Briefly stated
the plan is to enclose the stem . and
branches the first vear or two with a
box filled with earth from bottom to top
with straw mulch at the base. After this
enclose the stem onlv with the box filled
with earth, taking all away in the spring.
If we admitted that the plan would
work fairly well in the more even winter
climate of Minnesota, and that people
or there wouia annualiv perform this
work at the proper time, we can sav posi
tively mat it win not protect stems irom
sun scald in Iowa if they are from three
to five feet in hight, as recommended by
Mr. Brandt. With us we are apt to
have rain and thaws in late fall, mid
winter and early spring. Even a small
amount of rain or melted sleet will be
converged by the limbs to the earth sur
rounding the stem. This brings alter
nate wetting freezing and drving to the
stem during the dormant season, and
the bark is not in a normal condition
when the box is taken off for enduring
the hot glare of the sun of spring and
Some time ago a newspaper described
vaseline as a beautiful substitute for
lather in shaving, closing with the state
ment that the man who uses vaseline
once will be so delighted that ne will
kick his mug, brush and soap out of the
house. This was not the rock-ribbed
and everlasting truth, but all the same a
great many jargons tried the vaseline
exnerunent. isttcli man ot tnein has
constituted himself a coTnmittee of one on
slaughter and is Iving in ambush for the
man who wrote up vaseline as an ant to
easy shaving. T
The Indians have a theory that every
white deer has a "mad stone in its
stomach. They believe that the "Great
Spirit" places this stone in the white
deer's stomach to absorb poisons which
that delicate animal mar take in while
eating grass. In 1848, Captain Wilson,
of Alabama, killed a white doe. - Know
ing the Indian superstition, he opened
the animal and found a spongy stone as
large as a man's fist. This stone, as the
property of W. B. Somers, of Fort
Worth, Tex., has been used successfully
in cases of hydrophobia and snake bite
. Call for Meeting;.
All members of the Patrons of Hus
bandry, Farmers' Alliance and Knights
of labor are requested to attend a meet
ing at The Dalles, Tuesday, December
30, at 7 :30 p. m., in the Knights of
Pythias hall. By order of .
- - Joint Committee. '
A Bridge to KoTtK Dalles.
There' now seems no doubt but that
the great bridge which is to cross the
Columbia river between North Dalles
and The Dalles will be built before high
water is again reached as most q( the
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SHERIFF'S SALE. .
In theCirciiit Court of the State of Oregon fur
D. M. French, receiver, plnlntiif,
AI. A. Chamberlain, defendant. ,
By virtue of an execution to uie directed, la
sued out of the above entitled court in the Hbove
entitled cam, in favor of the plaiutitt'flbove
named, on the lBt dav of neceinber. A. I. 1K9U.
commanding me to aatlxfy the several sums of
ij,.'mM.U6, the judgment obtained nerem, witn in
terest thereon at the rate of 10 per cent, tier an
num since November 17, A. P. INK), and fJOO at
torney's fees, and fl.i.2i costs of suit and accru
ing costs, by levying upon and selling in the
manner provided by law for the sale of real prop
erty on execution, all the righ , title and Intercut
of the said defendant, M. A. Chamberlain, in and
to tlie following described real estate: Theuorth
weatquarter of section Vi, township 4, south of
range VI east, W, M.; and also one-half acre of
land situate in the town of Frattsvllle, com
mencing at the southwest corner of T. Vt . Mac
Kee'a lot and running thence south S rods,
theRee east 1G rods, thence north j rods, thence
west IC rods to the place of beginning, In Wuscn
county, Oregon, I levied upon said real estate
on the 9th dav of December, INK), and to satisfy
the aforesaid several sums and accruiug costs, f
will sell the same at public auction to the high
est bidder, cash in hand, at the court house door,
in lalles citv, in said county of Wasco, on the
7th day of Febrnary, 1K1, at the hour of 2 o'clock
in the afternoon. V. L. CATEH,
6-1-1 Sheriff of Wasco Countv, Oregon.
AS. ENXETT. ATTORNEY-AT-I.AW,
tie in Schanno's building, up stairs.
Dulles, Oregon. ..
T"V SIDDALL DaKTif-r. ias given for the
s m painless - extraction ot teetn. Also teem
set on flowed aluminum plate. Rooms: ign of
the Uoiden Tooth, becond btreet.
THOMPSON' Attorney-at-iaw. Ofliee
in Owera House Block. Washington Street,
i ne vanes, regon .
F. r. HAYS. B. 8. HUNTIKOTON. N. S. WILSON.
irAVS. HUXTIN'UTON' WILSON ATTOB-
neys-at-law. oftices, French's block over
First National Bank, The Dalles, Oregon.
K.B.DDFUK. GEO. WATK1NS. FBANK MENEFKB.
DFFfR, W ATKINS & MENEFEE Attorneys-jit-law
Rooms Xos. 71,73, 7") and 77,
Vogt Block, Second Street, The Dalles, Oregon.
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The Dalles, Oregon.
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Residences Dr. Bovd. corner of Third and Lib
erty, near Court House: Dr. Doaue, over Mcrar
land ii French's store.
wasco lvarcnouse Co.,
Receives Goods on Stor
age, and Forwards same to
For Sale on Commission.
THE DALLES, OREGON.
PROPRIETOR OF THK
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Streets, Toe Danes. Oregon.
Yard at Old 3Et. Dallos.
Slab WOOD. Delivered to
of the city,
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Highest Prices Paid for
POULTRY and EGGS.
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successors to C. E. CHRISIAI i sons.
Dealers in all Kinds of
Horn1, (Jpain, Friiitg.
Highest Cash Price for Produce.
EXPRESS - WAGON.
Furniture Moving a Specialty.
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House Pnintini? and Perorating pcolallf.
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