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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1890.
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SWINDLI.XJ) COAL DKALEKS.
A 8eeeaaful innc Operate on San Fran
V " elc People. j A
Sax Francisco. Dec. 18. The Chroni-
. ele says the Seattle ami Northern Coal
oompanv, which oinetl an extensive
; office here November 15, has vanished,
and investigation shows that a success
ful swindle has been lierpetrated. The
company was organized in Seattle about
three months ago with a capital of $-50,
000. The business was transacted here
by- a man named Ayres, who issued a
circular offering to sell coal to be deliv
T jeered after January .1, at $7.75 to $8.25
Ver ton. ' As coal was selling at the time
"or from $14 to- $ltt per ton, the adver-
: tisement was very attractive. The cir
cular advertised to sell only a limited
amount of coal, and only then on condi
tion that the purchaser would buy one
share of the stock of the company, val-
-ued at $5, for-each ton of coal ordered,
" the stock to be taken back by the com
' pany at par value in payment for coal.
- Canvassers were employed ana quite a
business1 was- done. A. F. Bruenbrook
was announced as president, A. C. Ale
' Auley as vice president, the Ayer-Chapin
company as treasurer, E. Willard as sec
retary and M. McAuley as- assistant' sec
retary. McAuley and Bruenbrook came
here for a few days, and on December 5
the whole outfit disappeared and noth
ing has since been heard from them.
WAS OABBIKLLK niPNOTIZEDT
ployed-" poor. This step is also highly
satisfactory to the military authorities,
who . dislike to have troops mixed up
with civilian's employments.
Amgrj Disenuion In a French Court on
:r. -the Subject. -
Pabis, Dee. 18. At- the Eyraud trial
to-day Dr. Bouardel who was deputed
to examine. 'into, the. mental condition
of Mile. Bompard, expressed the convic
toin that she was perfectly responsible
for her actions, al.thongh she would come
under the category of 'morally defic
ient," being a person that would commit
a crime with iudifierence. . Dr. Sucreste,
the physician of the Bompard house
hold, said he had hypnotized Gabrielle,
and believed it. possible that Eyraud
had. '-- Dr. Brouardel denied the influ
ence or hypnotism,' and a stormy . scene
ensued..: Dr. Voisin, a police physician,
swore that he had hypnotized Gabrielle,
- but declined" to enter into details. Her
counsel asserted that Voisin had import
ant confidences from the persons, and
demanded - that he state : them. . The
public prosecutor opposed it, -and bla
med ,Voisin for. haviug resorted to byp-
notism. The president of the court de
cided that .the matter ought to be dropped.
The audience protested loudly, and the
court was cleared., .' j , I V ., .
THE INDIAN DIFFICUI.Tr.
Mordfrfil Hli Wife Becanoe She Would
Not Stand HIa Cruel Treatment.
' Fresno, Dec. 18. Another atrocious
murder was committed here early this
afternoon, When Dr. F. O. Vincent shot
and killed his wife. Owing to drink,
Vincent has been going steadilv down
for months. His wife, who was a model
woman in .every .respect,' has worked in
dustriously to support not only herself
but her husband, and Lis ill-treatment
toward her became at last so unbearable
that she sued for divorce. Vincent in
sisted that she withdraw , thi suit, but
to no purpose. He went to her house
to-day and demanded that the suit be
withdrawn, but she would not consent
thereto. He then began to use force and
attempted to get her to swallow some
thing from a vial which he, produced.
Failing in this he drew a revolver and
shot her four times, each shot taking
effect, and one ' ball is thought to have
passed directly through her heart, v She
died almost instantly. Vincent was at
once arrested and taken to the county
jail, where, from his actions, it was
thought he had taken. poison after kill
ing his wife. The effect of the dose,
he had taken any, soon passed away and
he walked about. The murderer says he
has done the best thing possible under
the circumstances. The jail is strongly
guarded to-night to prevent any possi
bility of lynching. .
CRY FOR RETALIATION.
8ITTINO BILL'S GHOST.
New Phaneofthe Indian Meoslah Craze.
The Ghot Dance Keglna Again.
Minneapolis, Dec. 20. A Tribune
special from Pierre, S. D., savs a ranch
man in to-duy from up the Bad river,
reports the hitherto semi-civilized tribe
of Two-Kettle Sioux began a wild ghost
dance night before last. Some of the
bucks when returning home, claimed to
have seen a white figure on the top of a
bluff. One of them said it was Sitting
Bull. The alleged phantom motioned
them to follow and glided from hill to
hill in direction of the Bad Lands. The
ranchman says the Indians accepted
this as a proof that Sitting Bull is the
Messiah, and that he was leekoning
them to follow. The ghost dance is the
consequence, and the ranchman says
the Indians as far down as Willow creek
are affected. If the story is correct it is
a serious affair.
THE INDIAN WAR.
Friendly Indiana Combine to Bring
f the Moatllea.
Rapid-City,' NL D., Dec. 20. General
Miles has received advices from General
Brooke that 500 friendly Indians have
left Pine Ridge to attempt to bring in
the . hostiles. Thirty-nine of Sitting
Bull's Indians who left the agency on
Monday,, have -sent in word that they
will "etnrni '" ; -.' c . -
General Carr bas thrown out a cavalry
- force to. intercept the band now reported
moving across the reservation to Bad
General .'Miles Bays, no advance: would
1 be made until the result of the Pine
Ridge conference was known. Big Foot
and Heemp have surrendered and re-
. turned to the agency.' "
General Miles discredits report of a
large band of Indians in the vicininy of
Camp Crook on the Little Missouri
river. No further engagements are re
ported from lower ranches.-.
French Press ITrrlng- Measures of Re
venge Against the Tariff Act.
Washington, Dec, 18. F. B. Looniis
commercial agent of the United States,
at St. Etienne, France, says in a - letter
to the state department that the French
press is trying to excite its readers into a
state of revengful fury over what it calls
the injuBtiee-of the McKinley tariff act.
This sentiment' "is not, it' is true
strong enough at present to be form
idable," says Mr. Loomis, "but if
continuation of this press fanning be
kept up, no one can say what its ulti
mate development will be. The cry for
specific retaliation' was raised by the
Memorial, an influential paper published
here, and circulating in a laboring com
munity of 200,000 souls. The American
interests which have lieen marked for
attack by papers are. those represented
by the United States insurance com
panies doing business in France. The
volume of business of. this sort trans
acted here amounts to $30,000,000 an
nually, so that the American interests
threatened are very considerable, and I
have thought it well to make this report.
KILLED BY THE CARS.
Boy .Attempts to Board a Gravel
Train and Meets His Death.
Lafaybtts, Or., Dec. 20. Willie Lay
man, age 14 years, was run over by the
narrow gauge train at this place, and
was instantly killed to-day. He at
tempted to jump on the-gravel train
when it was in motion, and in doing so
he fell between the cars and .'was run
over by five loaded gravel cars and one
caboose. The youth was well liked by
all who ' knew' him. He 'and several
other boys had repeatedly been warned
not to jump on the cars and it is a won
der that alike accident-has not been
reported before this. . The coroner is
now holding an inquest. The railroad
company was not to blame for the accident.
: BEHERINQ SKA TROUBLES. 1
To be Made..
. the Subject of
New York, Dec. 20. A special says
President Harrison expects to accom-
"uany his transmission to congress of
further papers relating to Behering sea
rontrpversy, with a special
Senator Mitchell Introduces Petition for
a Boat Railway at The Dalles.
Washington, Dec. 20. Senator
Mitchell yesterday introduced a petition
praying for the passage of the Umatilla
irrigation canal bill, and the building ,dl
a boat railway at The Dalles.
Iramed with special reference to the in
tended rejection of British government
proposal to" arbitrate." j To submission
of the question whether seizures of
. Jiritish sailing vessels by U. S. were or
were not lawful seizures.'
The president strenously objects, and
l.e will never agree to it unless congress
. t.hall assume the responsibility in some
mode yielding adherence to 'it. We will
tisk congress for a liberal appropriation to
3ueet the expense of fitting out char
tered vessels to serve as revenue
-vessels to capture and dispose of numer
ous marauding vessels expected to enter
l!ehring sea next year. -..-',
. Washington, Dec 20. In the senate
to-day Pettigrew. introduced a bill to
tsavhibit the sale of fire-arms, and am
munition' to Indiana' on reservations;
Ingalls was granted a two weeks' leave
t t absence to-day.
Portland's New City Hall.
Portland, Or.;" Dec; 20. The corner
message stone of the new City Hall was laid here
this afternoon under the auspices of the
Masonic Grand Lodge of Oregon. The
oration ' was -delivered -by ", H. W.' Scott.
The building will be of brick and stone,
four stories - high, and will cover an
entire block. It is expected to be com
pleted within one year's 'time .and will
cost over half a million dollars.. , '
. A License War.
Watervillr, Maine. Dec 20. The
town of Skohegan is greatly excited.
Last 'Thursday every hotel, restaurant
and lodging house in the place was closed
the proprietors refusing to pay victuallers
license as required by revised municipal
statutes. Hotel men received assurance
that the action of the municipal officers
was unauthorized and they have agreed
to ppen as before. -
Sunday Question In Congress.
Washington, D. D. Dec. .19. In the
house to-day',' Morse (Mass.T Introduced
for reference bill providing that no ex
Platt introduced a joint resolution ap- hibition in exposition- for which an ap-
. j.ropriating $100,000 to enable the Presi- propriation is made by Congress shall be
. dent to take action and obtain from' the opened on Sunday..: Any, violation of
Jerman government a supply of. the I this act shall be punished by fine of not
3 t-medy discovered by Dr.' Koch, and for less than $100 or not more than $100Q.
manufacture of same. Laid over.
. In the House on motion of , Congress
" 3 itan ' Hermann , . bill passed for cancel
lation of certain contracts for the delivery
f stone for the improvement of the
- HELPING the POOR. - . r " T
Kmperor . William- Providing Work for
His Needy Subjects.
London,- Dec id. Emperor William
I.os made 5,000 families grateful by one
:i those acta of though tfnlness for. hia
people which are so characteristic of the
impulsive, young .ruler. It has been
-nstomary ' for. soldiers to- be pressed
into service to help the postoffice
department out during the rush of holi
day mail matter. This year 5000 extra
3 lands will be required on this work.
The Emperor has ordered that instead
fusing soldiers the extra force was to
No Evidence Against Them.
Sacramento, Dec. 18.-John J.Glacken,
I a well-Known- tanner ana hop-grower,
and Charles Fisher, an employe, who
were charged with the murderof Antone
Menke, Glacken's brother-in-law, were
discharged to-day by Justice - Devine
after a preliminary examination. ;
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Enforcing the Anti-Lottery Law.
Oakland, Dec, 18. The first siezure
of papers made in this " city under the
lottery law was made this morning
when Postmaster Bishop held the issue
of the Morning Timet, Senator Frank
Moffit's paper, for printing partial lot
Button's Death an Accident.
San Fbancibco, Dec. 18. The inquest
in the case of Detective Hutton today re
sulted in the verdict that he came to his
V recruited from deserving and unem- death by ftecident.
Most of Sitting Bull's Followers
Washington, Dec. 22. Major General
Sco field has received a telegram from
General Miles dated Rapid City, Dak.
uec. zz. as follows: "1 believe all or
nearly all followers of Sitting Bull have
Col. Summers reports today the cap
ture of Big Foots band of Sioux num
bering 170.- He has been most defiant
and, threatening. Besults so far have
been satisfactory. ...
MORMONS FOR MEXICO.
Raid on a Land Office.
Wausau, Wis., Dec. 20. A great raid
on the landoffice to file on land in the
reservoir strip began at t this morning,
and thus far the filing has proceeded
without disturbance. The Wausau light
guards took station close to the land
office and everything passed of quietly.
Eight hundred settlers left last night,
with supplies, to squat on the land and
men who filed on the claims will have to
contest against them. . At Eau Claire
there was almost a riot. The' windows
of the landoffice were smashed, but the
landofficers succeeded in quieting the
Proceedings in Cungress.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 22.-The
senate passed ' the bill to establish ' a
record and pension office in connection
with the war department. . ,
Conference report on Sioux reservation
bill adopted. .
Cullom, by request, introduced a bill
to incorporate the Pan-American Trans
The house amendment to the senate
amendment urgent deficiency bill strik
ing out appropriation for paying clerks
of senators was non concurred in.
A Colony of Ten Thousand Going to
That Conntry .
Pittsburg, Dec. 21. A special from
Lima, Ohio, says: B. C. Faurot, a well
known banker of this city, who is presi
dent of the Columbus, Lima & North
western railroad, and largely interested
in a railway enterprise in Mexico,
returned home from New York this
afternoon and announced the consum
mation of a deal with John ' W. Young,
the eldast son of the late Brigham
Young, whereby the men come into
possession , of 3,000,000 acres of land
which was granted Faurot by the Mexi
can government three years ago. Nego
tiations have been in progress some time
and were finally closed in New York
yesterday. The land is locatod in the
northern part of Mexico;
About three years ago Faurot obtained
a valuable grant from the Mexican gov
ernment . including these lands, ' the
stipulation being the construction of a
railway extending from Deming, N. M.,
to Cashilabompa bayou r on the Pacific
coast. . ine Mexican government, in
connection with the grant, offers $200 to
every farailyand $50 to every man who
locates permanently . on this land.
Young has 10,000 people, who will colo
nize on these lands, and it is understood
they are all Mormons who reside in
A FEW PLAIN FACTS.
Suit for Wages JToseph Asked for a
; ... Salary, ,'
Portland, Dec.22. Young Coy has
instituted suit against F. E. Halersham
of the Pacific Construction company for
the recovery ' of $1964.82 for wages "due.
Joseph Simon receiver of the Oregon
Improvment company to-day filed a pe
tition in the U. S. circuit court asking
Judge Deady to fix salaries of receiver,
general counsel and general officers
and employes. .';'
The Koch Lymph Cure.
London, Dec. 20. Serious cases of lu
pus and phthisis and one of leprosy have
been treated by the Koch method at the
London hospitals, and the general results
were encouraging. The leprosy case was
marked by a lessening of pains and an
alteration in the form of the disease,
indicating that the progress of the dis
ease had been checked. -
An Edinburgh patient, inoculated with
the Koch lymph, died in the hospital
there yesterday. ' ' ' - ' l
Election In Ireland.
Killeney, Dec. 22. The polling
opened briskly this morning. The
presence of the military and police force
seems to be guaranteed against any
breaches of the peace. The feeling
majority voters so far as can be judged
seems to beanti-Parnell, priests actively
opposing him. - Parnell is in the highest
spirits.' ' " ' -' - j '
, Pension Swindle Investigation, x
Washington. Dec. 22. Miss Boush,
clerk in the pension office, testified be
fore the Baum investigation committee
to-day. She had written one letter at
Tanner's request on business at the re
frigerator company's after office hours.
After her examination and a number of
other witnesses, the committee- ad
journed subject to call. - ' -
Indian War Veterans Pay.
Eugene, Dec 20. A committee of
Indian War Veterans to-day passed reso
lutions to be presented to the legislature
asking that body to take action leading
to the payment of volunteers for services
rendered in the Kogue river war. They
ask enough, together with what they
have received, ' to amount to $2 per day
promised by the governor of the
Decision on the Mormon Question.
Washington, D. C. Dec. 22. The Su
preme court of the United States to-day
rendered an important decision in the
Mormon polygamy case; holding, the
wife is not a competent witness against
her husband against whom the crime of
polygamy is charged.
Big Railroad Strike in England.
Glasgow, Dec. 22. The railrord strike
is spreading rapidly. About 3000 men
have already left work and it is expected
an additional thousand men will quit,
to-night. Traffic throughout the district
After Their Money.
Chicago, HI., Dec. 22. Suits were be
gun today by a number of other deposit
ors in Keau's bank, recently suspended,
who want amount of - their deposits
returned on the ground that bank was
insolvent when deposits were made. -
Sneers Long Fast Over.
New York, Dec. 20 Signor Succi
will end nis lorty-nve aay last mis.
.evening. He looks like a corpse to-aay.
Washington, Dec. 23. In the senate,
Sherman, from committee ou finance,
reported the Caucus bill to provide
against contraction of currency and for
other purposes and it was read twice and
placed on the calendar
in committee the . measure - was
amended in two important particulars
at this morning's meeting. The first
was the exclusion of section 4 of bill pro
viding that' when the national bank cir
culation falls below $190,0110,000 the defi
ciency shall le supplied by issue of
treasury notes based- on silver bullion
purchases, if silver can be purchased
or if not by direct specie notes.
The second amendment was the inser
tion in place of section stricken out of the
following : that the secretary of the
treasury be authorized to issue in sum or
coupon and registered bond United
States such form as he may prescribe
and of denominations $50 or some mul
tiple that sum.' ' Redeemable in lawful
money at pleasure of the United States
on and after July 1st. 1900 and bearing
interest seini annually at the rate of two-
percent, per annum. . .
The legislatures of both Oregon and
Washington will be in session in Janu
ary. There is a fine ' opportunity for
them to act conjointly in those matters
which are of interest to both states.
"Two years ago the Oregon legislature
was petitioned to appropriate $50,000 for
building and equipping about half a
mile of railroad from the head of the
site of the Cascade locks to their foot.
The legislature could not be persuaded
to grant the reqnest, but expended a
much larger sum in aiding wagon roads
to: be laid out, some, no doubt good,
some, averaging six on a scale of ten,
and some utterly useless. The benefit
to the local communities was in some
cases appreciable, but taken all together,
tire benefits from these wagon roads was
but a trifle compared to that which the
railroad at the Cascades would have re
turned.. Eastern Washington, as well as
Eastern Oregon is interested in this work
and to at least as great an extent. The
secretary of war has given his consent
that the road be built, the right of way
is therefore assured. The two states by
is our prediction that Mr. McConnell
will draw the short term, in fact has
done so already. Mr. McConnell came
out of the fight a United States senator
and Claggett came out as he went in a
genuine thoroughbred gentleman. When
the toga falls from their shoulders to his,
as it surely will if he lives, it will fall up
and cover the shoulders of a man who
was too cowardly to trifle with his hon
or, and too ignorant to betray a friend
After dinner yesterday our Portland
visitors took carriages for North Dalles
and were present at the opening of the
shoe shop. They returned in time to
enjoy a ride through our citv, and were
all astonished at the evidences of thrift,
business and wealth which met their
eyes. Mr. F. S. ebster, of the Cleve
land Oil and Paint works, and Mr. E. F,
Sox, of Albany, the queen city of the
Willamette, both expressed surprise at
the number and stocks of our business
houses, and the vast volume of business
which they quickly detected was done
here. Mr. Webster said that from what
he had read of The Dalles he expected
pooling their issues could easily build to find a corpse, but it was the healthi-
this road and they onght to do it. est and livliest corpse he had ever seen.
Eastern Oregon uncomplainingly paid Mr. Sox said our merchants carried as
her portion of the taxes that went to- large if not larger stocks than those of
Washington, Dec. 23. The president
to-day sent to the senate the following
nominations : Henry B Brown, Michigan,
associate justice of the Supreme court of
the United States, Vice Sam'l F. Miller,
deceased.' - Col. Chas. Sutherland Sur
geon General with rank of . brigadier
General, Vice J. H. Baxter deceased.
The nomination of Judge Brown meets
with general favor at the capitol and he
is said to be a good man for the place.
He is of Connecticut . birth. . He is said
to be a man of considerable means and
has been district, judge for many years.
The President to-day appointod Louis
Williams and . Edward DeGroff Alaska
commissioners ana JVl. A, -fuller and
Carl Spuhn Alaska alternate commis
sfoners to the world's fair. .-
Crew of a Wrecked Ship Brought in. -
Halifax, N. S., Dec. 23. The Ameri
can schooner Horace B. Parker arrived
at Shelbonrne with a woman and the
crew of the ship Eurydice from Liver
pool for Pensecola. Two passing vessels
refused to respond to the Eurydice's sig
nal of distress. The crew were taken off
the Parker two days ago with greaf dif-
ficuly and the ship sank two hours later.
wards building the locks at Oregon City
and felt an honest and neighborly pride
in the prosperity and good fortune of her
Willamette valley brothers. The honest
and neighborly pride the Willamette
valley returned with thanks at the first
opportunity, . slightly damaged by ex
posure to the webfoot rains and warped
by the summer sun, but still it was ours
and she returned it. The $50,000 for the
railroad was not returned with it. How
long will two vigorous , lusty common
wealths put up with governmental de
lays and red tape? Either state could
have afforded long ago to have built the
locks entirely, and yet both stand like
the mendicants they are asking the pitiful
dole from the government that has been
handed out of the back door to them, as
though they were tramps.' It is true the
governmunt should perform the work,
but as long as Indiana and New York
hold the balance of political power and
the western boundary of the United
States is thought by eastern congressmen
to be the Mississippi river, that long the
work will be kept as a nest egg for appro
priations and their absorption. A tax of
five cents a bushel on the wheat that
now lies in the Inland Empire, decreased
three times 'that' amount in value by
lack of shipping facilities would complete
the locks. It is time to stop our impor
tunities and ' to help ourselves. The
Oregonians recent advice was good medi
cine, ' though decidedly "naBty" to the
palate', and if the present generation ex
pects to see the waters of the Columbia'
carrying boats through the locks at the
Cascades "they must take hold of the
The recent awaking of the Board of
Trade and the Chamber of Commerce, in
Portland and their sudden conversion to
the doctrine of an open river are suspi-1
ciously sudden, and remarkably near the
opening of a legislative session. We do
not impugn their motives, but we would
rather carry the gun while we travel in
their company. ' Eastern ' Oregon and
Washington have lost this year by the
decrease in the values of their wheat
alone $2,000,000. The loss has been oc
casioned by lack of transportation facil
Hies and it is high time the people who
are suffering this loss do something for
themselves. The direct loss is $2,000,000
the indirect loss is treble that. The
growth of the country is retarded, land
values are forced down, business in all its
branches is at a standstill, banks are
drained of money and on the ragged
- Indian Capture Confirmed.
Washington, D. C. Dec' 23.-:-GeneraI
Schofield has received a message from
Gen. Roger confirming the reported cap
ture of Big Foot and his followers, -and
the Sitting Bull fugitives in Cherry
creek district. The Surrender aud dis
arming of these Indians, Ruger declares
practically ends the whole trouble.
Falling Wall Kills a-Man.
Chicago, 111. Dec 23. By the falling
of a wall of the old packing house prop
erty of Armour & Co. Will Barry, an
unknown was killed. Wm. Devine and
John McNerriy were fatally and several
others more or less seriously injured.
Denies Request for a Receiver.
Portland, Oregon, Dec 22. In the
U. S. circuit court to-day Judge Deady
denied the petition of Charles R. Barnett,
of Kentucky, for the appointment of a
receiver for the Northwest Fire and
Marine Insurance Company.
England as the Good Samariton. '
London, Dec. 22. H- M. S. - Magnet
sailed to-day for Gal way with a cargo of
potatoes and stores of all 'descriptions.
It is one of the largest cargoes ever sent
by the government to the starving in
habitants of certain sections of Ireland.
' Catholic Church Burned.
New York, Dec. 22. St. Bernards
Catholic church located on Fourteenth
street between Eight and Ninth avenue
was gutted by fire this morning. The
loss is $15,000.
Location of the V. S. Dry Dock. i
Washington, Dec 23. The Pacific
Coast dry dock commission in its report,
sent to the senate to-day recommending
the location of the dry dock at Point
Turner, Port Orchard, on Puget Sound.
his city, although they prided them
selves on being second only to Portland.
These gentlemen expressed the senti
ment of the entire crowd, but like them
could not understand where our trade
came from. It is safe to say that The
Dalles stands much higher in the esti
mation of every one of our visitors, and
it is quite certain that Western Oregon
is Dut poorly intormed as to the resour
ces and capabilities of this side of the
mountains. The train pulled out at
5 o'clock bearing a happy party who had
enjoyed their visit and entered on their
mental tablets the note that The Dalles
was one of the most beautiful places in
the state, and destined to be one of its
largest and thriftiest citiesj ' The ex
cursion was gotten up by Rev. O. D,
Taylor who deserves the thanks of the
entire community for introducing us to
so nice people, and for making them
acquainted with one of the handsomest.
Dusiesi, ana most prosperous cities in
Portland wants $500,000 for a custom
house. The sum is not too .large and
she onght to have it. The government
should build not for the Portland of to
day, but for the Portland that will exist
by the time the building is finished
She is bound to be a great city and Un
cle Sam might as well recognize the fact
before he buys her clothes. We would
like to see Portland have a fine custom
house, which cheerful pnd charitable
sentiment shows that while we can't get
what we want up this way and therefore
do a great deal of growling that we
not of the-dogtn--'the-mangeT: style.-
The corner stone of the Portland city
hall was laid with impressive ceremonies
Saturday. Hon. H.' W. Scott delivered
a masterly address on the occasion. The
hall will cost $500,000 and will be amply
sufficient for Portland when she has
reached five times her present size, half
of which she will have done by the time
the building is completed.
For a State Flower.'
To the Editor of the Chronicle.
I see the Oregonian asks for sugges
tions as to a flower for Oregon. Allow
me to name the "Ilex-leaved Mahonia,"
or Oregon grape as it is called : it is cer
tainly . beautiful ' in flower - with
its rich cluster of golden blossoms
and then the foliage with its varying
shades, from the deepest green
to crimson, is always a thing of beauty,
edge of suspension, and the outlook for especially as it is evergreen in character.
the sections east of us that depend on
the wheat crop alone, is blue indeed.
This stagnation and financial embarrass
ment arises because the wheat cannot
be moved. There are six or seven mil
lions of dollars lying over the country in
wheat sacks, but none available, because
it cannot reach the markets of the world
and be put into solid coin. It cannot be
moved because of a half mile obstruc
tion at the Cascades, and about a mile
and a half at The Dalles. - Are the peo- j
pie of the two best .states in the Union
going to put up witn tnia state oi
IF HE WANTS LAND LET HIM
COME , TO WASCO..
Burned to Death. - .
Sutler Ceeek, Cala., Dec. 22. J. B.
Curtis, an old and eccentric resident .who
lived on 160 acres of land one mile from
town, was burned to death last night.
Large Gold Receipt. '
New York, Dec. 22. The steamer
St. Pre arrived from Bremen this morn
ng with $1 ,307,000 worth of gold aboard .
Chicago Wheat Market.
Chicago, HI. Dec. 23. Wheat easy.
Cash 88?; Jan. 89?, May 97H. -
That faithful old correspondent, "A
Reader" in yesterday's Oregonian says:
Will you please inform me where to ap
ply to learn where government land can
be obtained in Oregon, and what steps
are necessary to procure it?" The Ore
gonian refers him to the surveyor gen
eral, and though we do not fill that office
we will volunteer a little information
for the inquirer. . There is an abundance
of government land in Wasco county,
from twenty-five to fifty miles from The
Dalles and lying along the Dischules
river. - .The soil is first-class, it being
onejof the best portions of the county,
and only remaining vacant because as
yet it is rather remote from the railroad.
This will be remedied in a short time
and the land will be among the most
valuable in the county. Parties desiring
to make homes' for themselves on gov
ernment land cannot do better than to
come to The Dalles and take a look at
our country.' The land, officers here
will furnish all information necessary
as to the means of acquiring the land.
The Scarlet Currant, which has been
selected by a correspondent, would only
represent a part of the state, as it is
rarely if ever found, east of the Cascade
mountains. As an Eastern Oregonian
I would 'object to its choice. ' The Ma
honia, on the other hand, brightens
many spots the whole length of the land.
An Ideal Southern Day.
Last Sunday seems to have been an
all-wool fine day in Atlanta. We quote
from a poem-editorial in our esteemed
contemporary, the Constitution;
'The drifting cloudships lay becalmed
in the soitenea expanse ot Heaven s
azure deeps, and the still, small voice of
God was heard in the song of the sum
mer wind rippling down from the mountains.
"It was an ideal Atlanta day, idyllic
in its sublime beauty. In its contem
plation one forgot the griefs of the past,
and the querulous foreboding of future
sorrow were stilled."
When love was strong and love was
young, v. - .
And she was yet to win, , .
He used to praise with flattering tongue
Her prettv dimpled chin .
Now, though she's still his ' heart's
As in the bygone years.
When home he's going late at night
It is her emu he fears.
JUDGE CLAGGETT BEATEN.
The combination between McConnell,
Shonp and DuBoia worked to a charm,
Shoup and McConnell being elected to
the United States senate from Idaho,
and DuBois elected to fill the vacancy
caused by the retirement of one or the
other of them on the 4th of March next.
The whole affair looks as though Mc
Connell was afraid of being left, and in
order to gain the doubtful honor of be
ing senator for seventy-six days, con
ceded everything to Southern Idaho. It
Persons Worth Knowing About.
Jules Verne is the author of twenty-
four novels. "..--' - -- ';
Von Moltke, on his 90th birthday, was
asked how young he would like to be.
About 80," answered he, the vision of
youth rising to his mind's eye. ;
There died a unique character in Phil
adelphia last Monday. He was Frank
A. Gibbons, known as "The' King of the
Air," one of the most picturesque aerial
performers on record. His beauty, was
superb; so was his vanity. . His career
was world wide. ' He was a great inventor
of machines used in museums and other
At the residence of Mr. Burchtorf
Sunday Dec 21st., Mr. Hermann Stone
man to Mrs. Dora Smith. ' Rev. W. C.
Curtis officiating. '
A DAT IS SPRINGFIELD.
e arnvea in the city about noon,
and the thought of dinner being
nperinost in our minds, we set out to
find a restaurant. In looking around
we . accidently stumbled upon the
Woman's Exchange. Perhaps some of
you may not understand what that is,
as it was new to us, so I will try and ex
plain it as I remember it. One of the
ladies told us that it was run entirely by
Indies who came there at a certain hour,
and served dinner and lunches. I under
stand that these ladies pay other women
for the articles of food, giving in ex
change for the provisions, money or
sometimes clothing. They also have a
counter for fancy work. The work is
brought in by poor people and placed on
the counter and sold by the ladies for
them. I understood that this exchange
is connected with the W. C. T. U.
SIDE TO CEMETRY.
After a good dinner we were directed
to the cemetry. As might be expected,
we got into the wrong street car, and
rode in the opposite direction to which
we wished to go. However we were not
sorry, as we saw more of the city and
greai many nne Duiidmgs. The car
stops in the center of the city park, and
we walked only a few squares and ar
rived at tha cemetry. by name Oak
Ridge. The grounds are beautifully laid
out and ornamented. It is in this place
that the body of the much lamented
Lincoln reposes. Near to the entrance
gate is seen the vault in. which Lincoln
was piacea Detore the monument was
The monument proper, excepting the
groups, occupied on the ground, fitted
with concrete, a space of 119 feet from
north to south, and 72 feet from east to
west. It is built of solid maBonry of
Quincy grey granite, 39 feet high. The
obelisk from the ground line to the apex
is 98 feet high. There is a catacomb,
memorial hall and an inner chamber at
its base. The former contains fivecrypts;
two containing the bodies of two
of Lincoln's children, one in . which he
once rested, one where his wife was first
placed and one for his son Robert, who
is still living. On the outside of the
monument are four bronze groups, rep
resenting the four divisions of the army ;
viz : The naval, infantry, artillery and
cavalry. One of the drum sticks in the
infantry group has been knocked off,
and one morning the sword belonging to
the cavalry group was found under
bridge at some distance from the ceme
try.- The monument is further orna
mented by a very fine statue of Lincoln,
also executed in bronze.
No use of a man's saying he can't find
work. Harvesting is going on in some
parts of the world every month in the
The secretary of the Guard, of Honor
acts as -guide for strangers and he : very
entertainingly told us of the attempts to
steal the body of Lincoln. The sar
cophagus is built of wliite marble and
rests directly ; over the body, and is
placed in the center of the catacomb.
The first time the theft was attempted,
the corpse was in the crypt, and the rob
bers took the marble slab from the crypt
and pulled the casket out about half way
and then left it. It is supposed that
they were fearful oi being discovered.
A Guard of Honor was now formed to
guard the body. After that the sar
cophagus was built and the casket sealed
in it. ; The Becond attempt was made by
four men I believe. One man discovered
the plan and entered in with the vaga
bonds as acessory, and informed the
guard of the intention and when the
theft was to be. The guard hired two
detectives to come up to -the- monument
and they, concealed themselves in the
memorial hall. . The plan was that this
man who had discovered the plot to the
guard was to slip out and around to the
hall, which is just back of the catacomb,
when the other men were at work on
the sarcophagus, and thus they could
easily be arrested. But it is supposed
that the robbers suspected the man, so
put him safely in a corner with a lantern
to hold, and told him if he valued his
life not to attempt to escape or get out.
One of the detectives concealed himself
the inner -, chamber between the
memorial hall and the c atacomb, where
Mrs. Lincoln was buried immediately
after her death. From there he could
hear the thieves at work. . The cata
comb is entered by an iron gate and the
lock was filed away and thus an entrance
obtained. . There is a marble slab on the
top of the sarcophagus. - This they re
moved and placed near the crypt. They
then' removed the top of the sarcopha
gus and stood it end up on one side of
the gate. Tliey next removed the end
of it, and pulled the casket out about a
foot. The cornered man suggested that
he should go for. the express wagon
which was waiting at the entrance gate
to convey the body to some safe hiding
place.' ' The thieves acquiesced, and
while he was gone they thought they
heard a noise and ran away and hid be
hind a tree in the cemetery. All this
time the detectives in the inner chamber
had heard them working and the guard
had just started around, and when they
came to the catacomb the rascals had
fled. ' After this a place was dug eight
feet deep by five feet wide under the
sarcophagus and filled up three feet in
the bottom and one foot on the sides
with concrete, and the casket placed in
this and sealed over with concrete, a foot
thick. The sarcophagus is placed over
this. Mrs. Lincoln rests on the right of
Mr. Lincoln, also in a sealed vault. We
now went around to the
In it are several parlor chairs, belong
ing to uncoln, congratulations from
nearly every kingdom or empire on one
or the other of his elections as president
of the United States. It would take too
long to tell all so I will only mention one
Or two other interesting things. There
is the exact representation of the house
in which he was born, made by a young
lady who visited his birthplace and
picked up rough pieces of the old house
to build the little one. There is a
wreath that was on his coffin and u
flower-piece, once beautiful, preserved
in a glass case, that was sent to Mi:'
Lincoln, at the time of her bereavemer.' 4
by Queen Victoria, i sat in one of tl.a
parlor chairs and wrote my name in t)i
visitors book, so perhaps for once filll '
his place. I do not know whether -1
used the pen with whieh Lincoln signet
the emancipation proclamation or noi.
I hardly think so. It only ost us tho
small sum of 25 cents apiece to learn all
that I have told and a great, deal mc-. j
that I have not time for. We near
wended our way to the r.r
STATE HOUSE. . ' .''' r
It is a large massive building in V.ia
form of a great cross. It blends the an
cient and mpdern styles of architecture
The floors m the halls and corridors ar.
chequred marble, in alternate squares ot
various colors.--In the- main hall w
were addressed by a guide who showou
us to the Memorial Hall. 'In the walli
in the corridor, are , larsre riicttirea t.f
different scenes , one representing Lincol
in the act of saving a small boat from
going over the falls on the Sangamon
river -where his mill was located. In
tne Memorial Hall we saw a large paint -of
Andersonville prison, and it was tho
more interesting to us because about a
week before we had had it described t
us by a friend who was a prisoner there
for some time. We saw battle flags be-,
longing to nearly every Illinois regiment :
some so tattered and torn that we could
hardly make out what they were like.'
All had blood stains and bullet holes.'
We were told that the W. R. C. had re-;
paired them to some little extent. . We
also saw nnmerons trophies captured
from many southern regiments. " Wo
were then conducted to the supreme
That is almost too beautiful for word
to describe. The floor is covered bv .
beautiful velvet carpet, into which ones
feet sink, crivin? one a sense of rent
The first thing that attracted the eyeB oi
our party, was the picture of Justice, in
the centre of the ceiling. A beautiful
woman holding the scales, and the snw. '
ial feature of the painting is the eves
which follow you wherever vou mav be
in the room. On the wall, the paper :
has the pattern of the balances crossed
by a sword and the word justice so inter
woven that you do not notice it at first ' '
till you examine it with closer acrutinv.-
The chandeliers are exquisite in their; -
To the museum we did not devote
much time before we ascended to th
dome, as we had seen so much already. '
It was not so good as the one in the
State University at Chain Daiime. 111. -
The dome is beautiful. Loo kin a- ud
through the windows in the ton one can
see the fleecy clouds floating over head,
and looking down, vou can see the neo-
ple passing to and fro on the first floor.
The lantern on the top of the dome rises
320 feet from the ground. Around the
sides of the dome are beautiful paintings
representing different stages of civiliza
tion in our country. As we left ' a . little
shower came up, but only- lasted for a
few minutes. . ,'
' . : THE CITV.
I said we arrived in the citv about
noon and our train left at 4 :20. so vou .
see we lost no time , while sightseeing..-.
When we left the state house, we went
down to the depots and,, procured our ;
tickets, and then having forty minutes
to spare, we wandered around the city.
We saw a fire which burned a drygoods j
store to some little extent bnt was soon
extinguished. We saw several fine'
churches and business blocks, and some
elegant residences. When we arrived
at the depot, were hailed by the ever'
present reporter, who wanted to know
who we were, where we were from."
where we had been and where we were
going. He finally, left us because - he
thought he saw another stranger. .
Tns GoiumDia PacRingGo..
Pork M Beef,
manufacturers of '
Fine : Lard : and : Saiisaces.
Dried Beef; Etc. ,
Cor. Third and Court Sts.,The Dalles.Or.
Qapdy :-: paetory,
W. S. CRAM, Proprietor. - ,
. . csaccessor to Cran ft Corsoi.) ' ';
Manufacturer of the finest French and
- Borne Made
' East of Portland.
Tropical Frails, Nnk, Cigars and Tobacco. ,
Can furninh any of these goods at Wholeaala
' In Every Style. -: .
104 Second Street, The Dalles, Or. .
A. A. Brown,
Has opened a choice assortment of
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Wood and Willow-Ware, Fruit Con
fectioner', etc., which he offers at
A Share of the Public Patronage is :
Respectfully Solicited. t .
. fiiekelsen's Slock,
Cor. Third and Washington, The Dallea, Oregon,