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AUGUST 28. 1891
LOCAL AM) fKRSON'AL.
Mr. R. B.' French of Grass Valley was
. in town Thursday.
V. C' Brock, of Wasco, was seen on
the streets Friday. , .
Judge Bradshaw returned Friday from
a trip to Tillamook.
Four loads of wool were delivered Fri
day at the Wasco warehouse.
" , V. C. Brock, county clerk of Sherman
county, was in the city Friday.
One by one the "lone fisherman" is
' returning. Plenty of tan and freckels,
but no fish.
A marriage license was issued Thursday
to J. T. Gibson and Mary Gordon, both
Nine cars of beef cattle were shipped
from the stockyards Saturday for the
The mercury stood last night at 11
o'clock at 82 degrees, the hottest night
of the season.
Mrs. C. P. ' Balch of Dufur returned
. - .Thursday from a few weeks visit to
friends in Portland.
. The Wasco warehouse distributed 2000
grain sacks to the farmers of this county,
up till noon Saturday. .. -
i ii ttt i -r J
team 8 were loaded with freight for the
Antelope and Mitchell country.
Messrs. John Grant and Phil. Brogan,
of Antelope, and Lem Burgess, of Bake
Oven, were in the city Thursday.
H. M. Pitman of Dufur came into
. town Friday. His reports of the crops
around that neighborhood are not flat
tering. Mr. James Hanraban, who has been
- in the city for the past three or four
days, left for his home at Kingsley
The state board of agriculture has the
thanks of the editor . of The Dalles
Cheoniclb for a complimentary ticket
to the Oregon state fair, v.."
Mrs. Leon W. Curtis of Rockland pre
sented her liege lord the other day with
a brand -new lump of feminine . sweet-
. ness, weighing ten pounds.
A mysterious hog disease is killing off
the hogs in Union county. Butchers
say there is scarcely a bond in the
- countv that is not infected.
A number of persons have gone from
the. neighborhood of Eight Mile, on a
prospecting tour, to the mountains in
- the neighborhood of Mount Hood.
There is being built on the conpany
lot north west corner of Union and Main
- a bill board for Forepaugh's circus, which
' is due here on September 16th.
ine merchants of forest Urove, are
making the merchants of Hillsboro hum p
themselves, in a business way. There
is great competition between the two
Color Sergeant W. O. Bently, third
regiment O. N. G., returned from his
ranch near Fossil, Saturday. " He
. ici lis biic uxvpa lu vuab owuva its in
Two thousand six hundred head
mutton 'sheep, purchased from Fred Dee
of Klickitat county, Wash., were shipped
Saturday to the Troutdale Meat packing
Mr. X. Harris, of Harris A Co., of this
- city, today presented the new steamer
Regulator with a magnificent Dair of
antlers which will decorate the pilot
THK . JKJLI.K9.
... house of that handsome new craft.
The new steamer Regulator is now the
centre of attiation in The Dalles and
has got to be quite a fashionable fad
among the gentle sex to visit the wharf
every evening and discuss the fine points
of the new boat.
Mr. J. W. Rogers, of Summit Ridge,
Wasco county, left some very fine sped
mens of wheat and barley in the Chbon-
clx office Friday. ..The grain was
raised en his ranch which is situated oa
the big bend of the Deschutes.
Sam Stroud of this dty received tnti
nation Wednesday that his application
for a pension, as a soldier during the
late rebellion, has been successful. He
will receive $12 a month from Jane 1890,
We congratulate Sam on his good luck,
Frank Perrv. lata foreman of the water
works gang, of this city left for Portland
. hat Friday. He has accepted the pos
itioo of foreman of construction on the
- Great Northern railroad and will be in
Spokane Falls Monday next to assume
his new duties.
: Mrs. Dr. Rinehart, banded to Major
Ingalls Friday, for exhibit in "Oregon on
Wheels," the product of one volunteer
addition, without care or cultivation,
which weighed thirteen and a half
pounds. Who can beat it?
Freight engine No. 558 came in from
the west Wednesday with freight train
No. 28 looking as if she had been struck
by the business end of a cyclone. One
of the cylinder heads was blown out and
the engine had to make part of the trip
on one leg.
Strong efforts are being made by the
world's fair committee to have the nu-
senger rates to and trom the fair cnt
down to one cent a mile, on all the rail
roads of the United States. If the com
mittee succeeds even newspaper editors
will be able to attend.
E..M. Harriman brought in a load of
oats, Friday morning which he sold to C,
L. Richmond for $1.25 a hundred. Just
as Mr. Harriman had got about twelve
feet from the place of unloading the off
hind wheel of his wagon broke down
He considers himself lucky that the
break-down did not occur on the road.
X letter received Thursday from the
president of the Board of Immigration,
by Major Ingalls who has charge of the
arork of gathering and shipping to Port
land all the products brought to him in
tended tor ,the exhibit, "Oregon on
vUl be bat one car and we will try and
make it for Oregon, It is not far foftr
land, although Portland stand? .the en
tire expense, . You aaeha otrfy gentle
man who has volunteered to any
work on it at all, and we will see ht
The Dalles is not negleeted. We gi?j
our time, our money and our attention
to this thing; we do it for the public
jjood and not for' any single individual
Uics car ouccooo Luiive iiiive i"i
at all that it will be successful."
Mr. J. Harvey Smith of Sherer'
bridee came into the city Thursday and
left again' for home Friday morning,
An exchange says the total wealth of
the country is now seventy-one thousand
millions or over a thousand dollars for
everv man, woman and child in the
United States. We wonder who has got
our $999.75 1 .
The Dalles, Portland and Astoria Nav
igation Company intend giving an ex
cursion to invited guests at the trial trip
of the Regulator. It is intended that
the trip will extend to the Cascades and
hank. It is also contemtlated to snve
erand through excursion to Portland
and back when the whole line is opened
to that dty.
Come mud Ge Tour Patent.
Patents for the following named per
sons are ready for delivery at the United
States land office:
Cash Patents Hush Fraser. Ben
jamin F. Hailey, Caleb Ames, David G
Grabill. Edward Merritt, Edward B
Smith, Byrd Davidson, Hazel Dean
Lavina Loveladv. Solis R. Hartzell, Ed'
ward Fagan, John H. Putnam, Mary L.
Toney, William .bads, Julia A,
Thomas, Thomas R. Smith, John O
Powell. Leroy Powell, NichoUs J. Lam
bert. Thomas A. Wright, W. Hosea
Wood. John B. 'Brown. Georee Smith
Hugh J. Lister, John B. Wallace, Wm,
P. Slater. Jobe a. taton, rump
Ouillin. A. Morgan Walker, Thomas
Highlands. Ambrose Beard 2. Louis E,
Beaulien, Henry Pannings, Caloway
Hedgpeth, Jeremiah M. .bads, bamuel
B. Holmes, Eliza A. Masteis, Donald
McRae, Mylon E. Handys, F. F. W,
Moar, David Elliott, John W. Depuy,
Ddwin D. Pool, Melettus S. Hatfield
Edward G. Worth, Sylvester S. Kirk
Joseph S. Meyer, Henry Padberg, Henry
T. Propst, William F. Ritchard, Samuel
. Kogers, .fcJisha u. e perry, jonn a
Berger, Kate Lister, Julia A. Jfarnsn
John T. Mulkev, Edward E. McBreen
Joseph L. Weaver, Charles S. Emery,
Jere J. Seauer, irancis M. Hampton
Kenneth McLennon, John P. Buskirk
Edward G. Conant. John Van Bnren
Miner Swich. James M. Shannon, Zeb
V. Swarengen, Isaacs N. Hughes, David
Stroud, Fleming Goolsby, John M. V,
Billyen, William R. Fowler, Marian J,
Nelson, Monroe W. Smead, William H,
Hailey, James Stewart, Mary 51. bordan,
Columbus fried, Jonn roster, Aiex
ander McDonold, Andrew Lytle, Frank
P. Vauehn. Bemamin Iremonser, I bos,
J. Brown, Peter Peterson, Mathias
Lichtenthal, Columbus L. Avers, R. H
Hailey. Miles B. Potter, Annie M,
Loder, John A. Wood, Sylvester L,
Knell, toward . Harbin, Kobert J
Palmer, Albert Masterson, Eli C. Of
ficer. M. C. Fnqua, Charles Berberick
Conrad Mowery, Sarah C. Heady, Byron
Tracy, Jos. (J. .nglisb, Jobn T. Spray
Josepb Mornssey, Albert fcmitn
Walter C. Hunnewell. Isaac H. Stock'
dale. Urv P. Ridzeway, Thomas J. Mote
Lewis J. Jonnson, Aitred race, xiwm
S. McKinnev, Meivin A. Yanover
Reuben E. Wilson, Jane E. Sturtevant,
Phil N. Beardsley, William T. Maxwell,
Robert F. Campbell, James W. Bailey,
William C. Wren. Lawrence H. Carter,
Charles D, Sears, Wm. B. McCoy, John
O. Kelly, John w. Lawson, Cbarles a
Smith. Zephmiah B. Offott, William J
Fox, David M. Smith, John W. Collins,
Melvin Jb. Mcblvaw.
' Hemes tead Patents Thomas P. Gra
ham, Eharles Filkins, George C. Vintin,
Cbarles i. rloren.
Patent for Military Bouuty Land War
rant, No. 114, 905, in favor of Conrad
Owners of the above and of some 600
other patents now crowding the pigeon
holes of this office are requested to come
forward promptly and get tbem.
. , The Bobber Got Little.
A interview with Charley Adams, the
stage driver, who was held up on the
Deschutes hill on Wednesday last,' re
veals little new to the Chboniclx beydnd
the fact that it is now pretty certain
that the thief got away with no valuable
registered matter, and, outside of money
enclosed in ordinary letters, of which
comparatively little passes through the
mail, he can not be much richer than he
was before. The three mail sacks were
brought in on the stage last evening.
They had been cut open and rifled.
The third sack was found in Buck Hollow
and beside it was the greater 'portion of
the mail which bad been opened and
left-there. There is yet so evidence
that the robber had an accomplice be
yond the fact that two masks were
found near the scene of the robbery.
It is believed the thief had a horse
cached in Buck Hollow during the time
of the robbery and that as soon as be
had gone through the mail he left for
parts unknown. It is known that the
day before the robbery, at least one
registered package, containing $500 in
greenbacks, was mailed from this dty
for man in Crook county; but the
thief was too late to catch this by one
day. The package, addressed to the
Baldwin Land and Live Stock company
that Mr. Fairchild suspected to contain
greenbacks, was found with other rifled
mail and was a package of dry goods.
A Good Appointment.
Mr. S. L. Brooks has been appointed
agent, at this place, for The Dalles, Port
land and Astoria Navigation company.
No better appointment could have been
made. - Mr. Brooks has liberally contri
buted to the enterprise and his interest
in its success as well as his native energy
And familiarity with, the wants of the
Community will insure efficient service
to the company and obliging accomoda
tions to its patrons. ' The office of the
company will be in the. rooms over the
Chbokicie office and any enquiries as to
rates and other matters connected with
freights and transportation will be
promptly answered by Mr. .Brooks.
Beat Batata Transaction.
Mattie A. Winans and husband to
Blowers, lot 2 in block 6, Hood River;
consideration, $500. ' '
L J. Norman and wife. to Geo. Krauss,
part of the claim of The Dalles Metho
dist mission, containing 36 74-100 acres ;
The Eastern Oregon Land company to
the Prineville Land and Live Stock Co.,
Fractional section No. 19 township 8
south of range 19 east, containing 622.98
acres. Consideration $778.72.
Edwin Beckford and wife to L. J.
Klinger W) S EJ and S S WJ S 20
tp 4 8 of K 13 E, containing 160 acres.
Death of Mlu Etta McKay.
The sad intelligence reached as Satur
day, from Hood River, announcing the
death, this morning, of Miss Etta Mc
Kay. Diphtheria was the cause of her
untimely demise. Miss McKay was a
jrjBry popular school teacher, in Hood
River, nd had made hosts of friends by
her ladylike and agreeable manners.
Deceased was 22 yea pi age. The
nneral will take place at Hood Rivpr,
Sam. I'rjincJsco Wheat Market.
San . Fbakcisco, Aug. 24. Wheat
buyer '91, 1,15 ; aeaapn, 1.8JK.
Some Interesting- Gonlp Gathered From
Do your Duty bravely,
You will never rue ltl -If
you have a weary task
Go to wort and do it!
Life is full of sunshine
If you only knew It
Strive to find your duty clear
Then go to work and do it
Fill your heart with love,
By the wayside strew it!
Joy will crown your work at last
If you gladly do ltl
Labor with a will!
Indolence eschew It.
Make your life a useful one,
Go to work and do it!
Harriet Francent Crocter.
Dr. Chalmers, alter listening to an
eloquent address upon the evils of in
temperance, is said to- have exclaimed,
"Sir, we know the evils well enough ; in
God's name give us the remedy." For
years we have been working for the
remedy to answer this wail, which comes
from thousands of hearts and homes.
Of all the remedies yet given none is
more practical than the use of the public
school, where the children of all classes
and nationalities are instructed in the
physical effects of strong drink. Preven
tion through education. In the public
school are found the children of the na
tion ; the only place where the children
of foreigners can be reached. These
children should be taught just as thor
oughly the nature and effects of alcohol
upon the bodies as they now are spelling,
geography or history. No teachershould
be granted a certificate to teach in the
schools who has not passed a satisfactory
examination in physiology and hygiene,
with reference to the effects of alcoholic
drinks, stimulants and narcotics upon
the human system.
Dr. Holland once said: "The more
thoroughly we can instruct the young
concerning this dominating evil of our
time the better it will be for them and
the world. The women of our land are
wise and practical teachers of childhood
and youth. They have secured for our
young the best idea of Germany's most
excellent teachers, instruction in regard
to the effects of alcoholic and narcotic
stimulant, in our schools.
Next week we expect to see our teach
ers in council in our city. We hope that
parents and all interested in the welfare
and improvement ox the rising genera
tion will make it a point to attend the
sessions of the institute, and so encour
age those who have charge of the most
precious material we have in our homes.
Miss Willard says "Do not let it be said
that our schools are Godless while they
teach health, which is physical holi
nees." This teaching is made obligatory
in thirty-four states and in all of the ter
Liquor dealers and anti-prohibitionists
who are constantly harping on the
blighting effects of prohibition upon the
prosperity of a city will not be able to
draw much comfort from the experience
of Des Moines, Io. Des Moines is a city
of sixty thousand people and has not an
open saloon within its limits nor within
the county in which it is situated, and
yet it is just now enjoying an era of the
most remarkable prosperity. Sach a
thing as a house or store room to rent
cun scarcely be found at any price, while
more than a thousand new residences
and more than a million dollars worth of
new business blocks, some of them the
finest in the west, are in process of erec
tion. Bank clearances run from twenty
nve to ntty per cent, higher than a year
aero ; its manufactured products tor law
exceeded those of 1889 by more than
$5,000,000. Every kind of business is
extremely prosperous, and the actual
statistics of the transfer companies show
that the population is increasinor, by new
arrivals alone, at the rate of a thousand
per month. A-good many other cities
would like to be killed in the same wav
that prohibition has killed Des Moines.
The recent yearly meeting of New
York Friends passed these ringing reso
lutions : "As there is a law in New York
state with a penalty, protecting our chil
dren against the use and influence of
narcotics, we feel the importance of en'
deavoring to have thia law maintained.
and to extend our efforts in educating
our memDers in regard to tne injurious
effects of narcotics, both physically and
morally. Realizing the terrible curse of
the liquor tramc, we again indorse the
position of the yearly meeting of last
year, as unalterably opposed to license
in any form, and we believe that abso
lute prohibition is the only way to deal
with this gigantic evil. Whilst we grate-
tuny acknowledge the decieion of the
supreme' court in the original package
law, we desire to express our sorrow at
the recent action of the state depart
ment in its efforts to extend tne interests
of the brewers in foreign lands."
Archdeacon Farrar in his address at
the recent Band of Hope adniversary in
London, urged the temperance workers
to be of good cheer, for theirs was the
most Christlike -work" undertaken - in
these days. The ' best patriots were
those who did most to defeat the power
ful machinations of the enemies of their
country, and that was their- work. " The
great Moltke had said that beer was a
greater curse to Germany - than the
French. Wellington used to send men
forward to the villages throueh which
his men would pass and bny cp the
liquor that his soldiers might be kept
sober, and Prince Leopold bad said that
tne great thing England bad to fear was,
Eau do Cayenne.
A short time ago the Chronicle rec
ommended its readers to try the effects
of cayenne pepper on trees and vines in
fected with lice or bugs. The other
morning a lady on Fourth street deter
mined to profit by the advice, and she
plentifully dusted the handsome vines
and flowering shrubs in front of her
residence with the scarlet condiment.
Just as the operation was over and the
lady had closed the front door behind
her, a peddler, dressed in a gorgeous plug
bat and immaculate linen duster walked
up the front steps and while waiting for
response to his knock, thought he
would sniff the fragrance of the lovely
flowers. One sniff was all he asked, and
when the lady came to the door all she
saw was the coat tail of the peddler
swaying in the breeze as be huurriedly
closed the front gate and managed to
stammer ont between conghs and
sneezes, "I can't speak."
Portland should not lag in the work
for an open river. The business men of
Portland . could well nfford to build,
through their chamber of commerce, a
portage road around the obstructions in
the river at a cost of $250,000. It would
prove to be the best investment they
ever maae. ,at uregonum. .
. Chlcigo Wht Hackrt, ; '
Chicago, Aug. 24. Clowe, wheat rm.
.Cash $2?iU- September -SIM.
OR. TALMAGE'S SERMON ON THE
MEETING OF BOAZ AND RUTH.
A Discourse Especially Appropriate to the
Season of the Harrest Time It Includes
an Exhortation to All Regarding the
Duty of Life.
I buswooo, isoio,, Aug. a. a. sermon,
redolent with the breath or the vast bar-
vest fields of the west, indicates that Dr.
Talmace has found in the scenes through
which he has been traveling and in his
present surroundings, suggestions of Gos
pel lessons. His text is taken from Ruth
ii, 8: "And she went and came and gleaned
In the field after the reapers; and her hap
was to light on a part of the field belong
ing nnto Boax, who was of the kindred of
Within a few weeks I have been in North
Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New
York, Ohio, Michigan, Canada, Indiana,
Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and they are
one great harvest field, and no season can
be more enchanting in any country than
the season of harvest.
The time that Ruth and Naomi arrive
at Bethlehem is harvest time. It was the
old custom when a sheaf fell from
load in the harvest field for the reapers
to refuse to gather it np; that was to be
left for the poor who might happen to
come that way. If there were handf uls of
grain scattered across the field after the
main harvest had been reaped, instead of
raking it, as farmers' do now, it was, by
the custom of Jjje land, left in its place, so
that the poor coming along that way
might glean it and get their bread. . But,
you say, "What is the use of all these
harvest fields to Ruth and Naomi? Naomi
is too old and feeble to go out and toil in
the sun; and can yon. expect that Ruth,
the young and the beautiful, should' tan
her cheeks and blister her hands in the
Boas owns a large farm, and he goes out
to see the reapers gather in the grain.
Coming there, right behind the swarthy,
sun browned reapers, he beholds a beauti
ful woman gleaning woman more fit to
bend to a harp or sit upon a throne than to
stoop among the sheaves. Ah, that was
an eventful day!
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT,
It was love at first sight. Boaz forms an
attachment for the womanly gleaner an
attachment full of undying Interest to the
Church of God in all ages; while Ruth,
with an ephah, or nearly a bushel of bar
ley, goes home to Naomi to tell her the
successes and adventures of the day. That
Ruth, who left her native land of Moab in
darkness, and Journeyed through an un
dying affection for her mother-in-law, is in
the harvest field of Boaz, is affianced to
one of the best families in Jndah, and be
comes in after time the ancestress of Jesus
Christ, the Lord of Gloryl Out of bo dark
a night did there ever dawn so bright
I learn in the first place from this sub-
ject how trouble develops character. It
was bereavement, poverty and exile that
developed, illustrated and announced to
all ages the sublimity of Ruth's character.
That is a very unfortunate man who has
no trouble. It was sorrow that made John
Bunyan the better dreamer, and Dr. Young
the better poet, and O'Connell the better
orator, and Bishop Hall the better preach
er, and Havelock the better soldier, and
Kitto the better encyclopedist, and Ruth
the better daughter-in-law.
THX VALUE OF TROUBLE.
I once asked an aged man in regard to
his pastor, who was a very brilliant man.
"Why is it that your pastor, so very bril
liant, seems to have so little tenderness In
his sermons?" "Well," he replied, "the
reason is our pastor has never had any
trouble. When misfortune comes upon him
his style will be different." After awhile
the Lord took a child ont of that pastor's
house, and though the preacher was just
as brilliant as he was before, oh, the
warmth, the tenderness of his discourses!
The fact is that trouble is a great edu
cator. You see sometimes a musician sit
down at an Instrument, and his execution
is cold and formal and unfeeling. The
reason is that all his life he has been pros
pered. But let misfortnne or bereavement
come to that man, and he sits down at the
instrument, and you discover the pathos
in the first sweep of the keys. Misfortnne
and trials are great educators.
A young doctor comes into a sickroom
where there is a dying child. Perhaps he
is very rough in his prescription, and very
rough in his manner, and rough in the
feeling of the poise, and rough in his an
swer to the mother's anxious question, but
the years roll on and there has been one
dead in his own house, and now he comes
into the sickroom, and with tearful eye he
looks at the dying child and he says, "Oh,
how this reminds me of my Charlie!"
Trouble, the great educator! Sorrow I
see its touch in the grandest painting;
hear its tremor in the sweetest song; I feel
its power In the mightiest argument.
Grecian mythology said that the foun
tain of Hippqcrene was struck ont by the
foot of the winged horse, Pegasus. I have
often noticed in life that the brightest and
most beautiful fountains of Christian com
fort and spiritual life have been struck ont
by the Iron shod hoof of disaster and ca
lamity. I see Daniel's courage best by the
flash of Nebuchadnezzar's furnace. I see
Paul's prowess best when I find him on
the foundering ship under the glare of the
lightning in the breakers of Melita. God
crowns his children amid the bowling of
wild beasts and the chopping of blood
splashed guillotine and the crackling fires
It took the persecutions of Marcus Aure-
11 us to develop Polycarp and Justin Mar
tyr. . it took the pope's bull, and the cardi
nal's curse, and the world's anathema to
develop Martin Luther. It took all the
hostilities against the Scotch Covenanters
and the fury of Lord Claverhouse to de
velop James Renwick, and Andrew Mel
ville, and Hugh McKail, the glorious mar
tyrs of Scotch history. - It took the stormy
sea, and the December blast, and the deso
late .New England" coast,' and the war-
whoop of savages to show forth the prowess
of the Pilgrim fathers .
When amid the storms they sang.
And the stars heard, and the sea;
And the sounding aisles of tbadim wood
Bang to the anthems of the tree.
It took all onr past national distresses,
and it takes all our present national sor
rows, to lift np our nation on that high
career where it will march along after the
foreign despotisms that have mocked and
the tyrannies that have jeered shall be
swept down under the omnipotent wrath
of God, who hates oppression, and who, by
the strength of his own red right arm, will
m&kell men free. And so it is individu
ally, and in the family, and in the church.
and in the world, that through darknwis
and storm and trouble men, women,
churches, nations, are developed.
THX BEAUTY OT FRIENDSHIP.
Again. I see in my text the beauty of un
faltering friendship. . I snppose there were
plenty of friends for Naomi while aha was
In prosperity. Bnt of all her aeonaiift.
ances, how many were willinz to trudzs
on, witn ner toward Judea, when she had
to make that lonely journey? One the
heroine of my text. - One absolntelv one.
I suppose when Naomi's husband was liv
ing, and they had plenty of money, and all
things went well, they had a great many
callers. Bnt I suppose that after her hus
band died, and her property went, and she
got old and poor, she was not troubled
very much with callers. All the birds that
sang in the bower while the sun shone
have gone to their nests, now the night has
Oh, these beautiful sunflowers that
spread oat their color in the morning hour!
ont tney are always asleep when the son
goes clown! Job had plenty of friends
when be was the richest man in Uz: but
when his property went and the trials
came, then thero were none so much that
pestered as Eliphaz the Temanite. and
Bildad the Shuhite and Zonli.ir the Naam-
Life of ten'' seems to be a mese came.
where the successful player balls down all
the other men into his own lap. ..Lei sus
picions arise aboct a man's character, and
he becomes like a bank in a name, and all
the imputations rush on him and break
down iu a day that character which in due
time wpnld have had stremrth to defend
itself. There ere reputations that have
been half a century in boilding which go
Bulphurous match. A hog can uproot a
century plant. .''.'
In this world, so full of heartlessnessand
hypocrisy, how thrilling it is to find some
friend as faithful in days of adversity as in
days of prosperity! David had such a
friend in Hushai; the Jews had such a
friend in Mordecai, who never forgot their
cause; Paul had such a friend in Onesiph
oruH, who visited him in jail; Christ had
such in the Marys, who adhered to him on
the cross; Naomi bad snch a one in Ruth,
who cried out, "Entreat me not to leave
thee, or to return from following after
thee; for whither thou goest, I will go; and
where thou lodgest I will lodge; thy peo
ple shall be my people, and thy God my
God; where thou diest will I die, and there
will I be buried: the Lord do so to me and
more also, if aught but death part thee
FROM DARKNESS TO DAT.
Again, I learn from this Bubject that
paths which open in hardship and darkness
often come out in places of joy. When
Ruth started from Moab toward Jerusalem,
to go along with her mother-in-law, I sup
pose the people said: "Oh, what a foolish
creature to go away from her father's
house, to go off with a poor old woman
toward the land of Judea! They won't
live to get across the desert. They will be
drowned in the sea, or the jackals of the
wilderness will destroy them." It was a
very dark morning when Ruth started off
with Naomi; but behold her in my text in
the harvest field of Boaz, to be affianced to
one of the lords of the land, and become
one of the grandmothers of Jesus Christ,
the Lord of glory. And so it often is that
a path which starts very darkly ends very
When you started out for heaven, oh!
how dark was the hour of conviction how
Sinai thundered and devils tormented and
the darkness thickened! All the sins of
your life pounced upon you, and it was the
darkest hour you ever saw when yon first
found out your sins. After awhile you
went into the harvest field of God's mercy;
yjpu began to glean in the fields of divine
promise, and you had more sheaves than
you could carry as the voice of God ad
dressed you, saying, "Blessed is the man
whose transgressions are forgiven and
whose sins are covered." A very dark
starting in conviction, a very bright end
ing in the pardon and the hope and the
triumph of the Gospel!
So, very often in our worldly business or
in our spiritual career we start off on a
very dark path. We must go. The flesh
may shrink back, bnt there is a voice
within, or a voice from above, saying,
"Yon must go," and we have to drink the
gall, and we have to carry the cross, and
we have to traverse the desert, and we are
pounded and flailed of misrepresentation
and abase, and we have to edge onr way
through ten thousand obstacles that have
to be slain by our own right arm We
have to ford the river, we have to climb
the mountain, we have to storm the castle,
but, blessed be God, the day of rest and re
ward will come. On the tiptop of the
captured battlements we will shout the
victory; if not in this world, then in that
world where there is no gall to drink, no
burdens to carry, no battles to fight. How
do I kno-F it? Know it! I know it because
God says so "They shall hunger no more,
neither thirst any more, neither shall the
sun light on them, nor any beat, for the
Lamb which is in the midst of the throne
shall, lead them to living fountains of
water, and God shall wipe all tears from
It was very hard for Noah to endure the
scoffing of the people in his day, while he
was trying to build the ark, and was every
morning quizzed about his old boat that
would never be of any practical use. But
when the deluge came, and the tops of the
mountains disappeared like the backs of
sea monsters, and the elements, lashed np
in fury, clapped their bands over a drowned
world, then Noah in the ark rejoiced in his
own safety and in the safety of his family,
and looked out on the wreck of a ruined
THE SUFFERINGS OF JE6U3.
Christ, hounded of persecutors, denied a
pillow, worse maltreated than the thieves
on either side of the cross, human hate
smacking its lips in satisfaction after it
had been draining bis last drop of blood,
the sheeted dead bursting from the sepul-
cbers at his crucifixion. Tell me, O Geth
semane and Golgotha! were there ever
darker times than those? Like the boom
ing of the midnight sea against the lock,
the surges of Christ's anguish beat against
the gates of eternity, to be echoed back by
all the thrones of heaven and all the dun
geons of helL
But the day of reward comes for Christ;
all the pomp and dominion of this world
are to be hung on his throne, uncrowned
heads are to bow before him on whose bead
are many crowns, and all the celestial
worship is to come np at bis feet like the
humming of the forest, like the rushing of
the waters, like the thundering of the seas,
while all heaven, rising on their thrones,
beat time with their scepters: "Hallelujah,
for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth!
Hallelujah, the kingdoms of this world
have become the kingdoms of oar Lord
That song of love, now low and far.
Ere long shall swell from star to star;
That light, the breaking day which tips
The golden spired Apocalypse.
Again, I learn from my subject that
events which seem to be. most insignifi
cant may be momentous. Can you imag
ine anything more unimportant than the
coming of a poor woman from Moab to
Judea? Can you Imagine anything mora
trivial than the fact that this Ruth just
happened to alight as they say just hap
pened to alight on that field of iJoazr xet
all ages, all generations, have an interest
in the fact that she was to become an an
cestress of the Lord Jesus Christ, and all
nations and kingdoms must look at that
one little incident with a thrill of unspeak
able and eternal satisfaction. So it is in
your history and in mine: events that yon
thought of no importance at all have been
of very great moment. That casual con
versation, that accidental meeting you
did not think of it again for a long while;
but how it changed all the current of your
It seemed to be of no Importance that
Jubal invented rude instruments of music,
calling them harp and organ, but they
were the introduction of all the world's
minstrelsy. And as you hear the vibra
tion of a stringed instrument, even after
the fingers have been taken away from it,
so all music now of lute and drum and
cornet is only the long continued strains of
Jubal's harp and Jnbars organ. It seemed
to be a matter of very little importance
that Tubal Cain learned the uses of copper
and iron, but that rude foundry of ancient
days has its echo in the rattle of Birming
ham machinery and the roar and bang of
factories on the Memmac
BEADTT OF FEMALE INDUSTRY.
Again, I see in my subject an illustration
of the beauty of female industry. Behold
Kuth toiling in the harvest field nnder the
hot sun, or at noon taking plain bread with
the reapers, or eating the parched corn
which Boas banded to her. The customs
of society of course have changed, and
without the hardships and exposure to
which Rath was subjected, every intelli
gent woman will find something to do. I
know there is a sickly sentimentality on
this subject. In some families there are
persons of no practical service to the house
hold or community, and though there are
so many woes all around about them in
the world they spend their time laneuish-
ing over a new pattern or bursting into
tears at midnight over the story of some
lover who shot himself! They wonld not
deign to look at Ruth carrying back the
barley on her way home to her mother-in-
All this fastidiousness may seem to do
very well while they are nnder the shelter
of their father's house; but when the sharp
winter or misfortune comes, what of these
butterflies? Persons under indulgent par
entage may get upon themselves habits of
indolence, but when they come out into
practical life their sonl will recoil with dis
gust and chagrin. They will feel in their
hearts what the poet so severely satirized
when he said:
Folks are so awkward, things so impolite.
They're elegantly pained from morn till night.
Through that gate of indolence how
many men and women have marched, use
less on earth, to a destroyed eternity!
Spinola said to Sir Horace Vere: "Of what
did your brother die?" '.'Of having nothing
to do," was the answer. -."Ah!" said
Spinola, "that's enofcgh to kill any gen-
be ailevialvd, so much uaruness to be en
lightened, and so many burdens to be car
ried, that there is any person who cannot
find anything to do?"
TES BOAST OF MADAME DE 6TAEL.
Madame de Stael did a world of work in
her time; and one day, while she was
seated amid instruments of music, all of
which she had mastered, and amid manu
script books which she had written some
one said to her, "How do yon find time to
attend to all pf these things?" "Oh," she
replied, "these are not the things I am
proud of. My chief boast is in the fact that
I have seventeen trades, by any one of
which I could make a livelihood if neces
sary." And if in secular spheres there is
so much to be done, in spiritual work how
vast the field! How many dying all around
about us without one word of comfort)
We want more Abigails, more Hannahs,
more Rebeccas, more Marys, more Deb
orahs consecrated body, mind, soul to
the Lord who bought them.
Once more I learn from my subject the
value of gleaning. Ruth going into that
harvest field might have said: "There is a
Btraw and there is a straw, but what is a
straw? I can't get any barley for myself
or my mother-in-law out of these separate
straws." Not so said beautiful Ruth. She
gathered two straws and she put them to
gether, and more straws until she got
enough to make a sheaf. Putting that
down she went and gathered more straws
until she had another sheaf, and another
and another and another, and then she
brought them all together and she threshed
them ont, and she had an ephah of barley,
nigh a bushel. Oh, that we might all be
THE 8TRAT PRIVILEGES COUNT.
Elihu Burritt learned many things while
toiling in a blacksmith's shop. Aber
crombie, the world renowned philosopher,
was a physician in Scotland, and he got
his philosophy, or the chief part of it, while
as a physician he was waiting for the door
of the sick room to open. Yet how many
there are in this day who say they are so
busy they hare no time for mental or
spiritual improvement; the great duties of
life cross the field like strong reapers and
carry off all the boars, and there is only
here and' there a fragment left that is not
worth gleaning. Ah, my friends, you
could go into the busiest day and busiest
week of your life and find golden oppor
tunities, which gathered might at last
make a whole sheaf for the Lord's garner.
It is the stray opportunities and the stray
privileges which taken up and bonnd to
gether and beaten oat will at last fill you
with much joy.
There are a few moments left worth the
gleaning. Now, Ruth, to the field! May
each one have a measure full and running
over! Oh, you gleaners, to the field! And
if there be in your household an aged or a
sick relative that is not strong enough to
come forth and toil in this field, then let
Rath take home to-feeble Naomi this sheaf
of gleaning, "He that goeth forth and
weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubt
less come again with rejoicing, bringing
his sheaves with him." May the Lord God
of Ruth and Naomi be our portion forever!
The Dalles Exhibit.
The exhibit from The Dalles is rapidly
growing. Of that which was shipped
Saturday for "Oregon on Wheels" we
noticed from Chas. Sandoz of Mill creek,
French and Spanish squashes that will
not be fully grown tor thirty days yet,
but the specimens will weigh nearly
eighty pounds. Last year Mr. Sandoz
had them, when fully ripe, that weighed
135 pounds each. Mr. Sandoz' collections
also includes a fine display of carrots,
Yellow Denver, White and Bed, Tripoli
on.ons any one of which is enough for
a meal for a good size familv ; also Vel-
low Crawford, Belle Mignonne and Mt.
Hood peaches, Italian primes and Brad-
Victor Mesplie contributes a lot of very
large Yellow Crawford peaches.
rom Col. J. A. varney, some very
superior Hungarian praxes and several
clusters of Violet Eose grapes.
The members of the board of trade are
assisting Major Ingalls in every way he
suggests to make the exhibit a grand
success. The collection, being a new
one each day, attracts great attention
and hundreds of our cititzens and
strangers visit the rooms in Max Vogt's
building daily. Major Ingalls will go to
Hood River Mondav, leaving Mr. Sand
ers in charge, during hia absence. We
commend Major Ingalls to the fruit rais
ers of Hood River, and hope that section
of Wasco county will do herself credit
by her display of fruits, in "Oregon on
Wheels" ana with our exhibit prove
that Eastern Oregon has something be'
sides the finest climate in America.
BRIEF STATE NEWS.
Hugh M. McMary died at his home
near Salem last Monday, aged 64 years,
He was one of Oregon's pioneers having
come to Illinois in I84.
The Oregon Pacific company's 6teamer
Three Sisters on the last trip up the
river got stuck on the bar at Lincoln,
She was gotten off after some hard work
The new eewer bonds for the city of
Eugene are being lithographed in the
east and are expected this week, when
the money will be forthcoming as soon
as the bonds are duly executed.
While Frank Brannon and Robert
Hiatt were trying a horse at Albany
Monday evening, the animal ran away
throwing both men out of the cart.
Hiatt was uninjured but Brannon was
badly bruised and cut.
The Albany Democrat calls attention to
the fact that the sheriff is charging 65
cents cost and 50 cents a line for adver
tising on a delinquent list which the
county refused to pay for, and on prop
erty that was never assessed.
Sunday afternoon at Astoria a buggy
horse belonging to Ben Young attempted
to jump out of a lot and ran a picket six
inches into his abdomen. The wonnd
was sewed up and there is a good chance
for the animal to live.
R. L. Heninger, a farmer five miles
north of Salem, records a freak that will
interest those stock growers who are tak
ing notes on the sex problem in breed
ing. A sow has brought a litter of
eleven female pigs, no males. This is a
wonderful occurrence iu the annals of
hoe raising, as generally the sex is
evenly divided. .
The Baymond Excursion Party.
We came, we eaw, and were de
lighted,!' were the remarks of the Ray
mond excursion party that visited The
Dalles Friday. The party was com
posed of representative business men
from New York, Philadelphia, Boston,
Brooklyn, Providence, New Haven, Bal
timore, Buffalo, Chicago, Milwaukee,
St. Louis, St. Paul and Minneapolis and
consisted of fifty-two persons. They
came here direct from Alaska and are
extravagant in their praises of their trip.
They report perfect weather during
the entire journey. The ladies were
particularly enthusiastic with The Dalles
and pronounced it one of the most
beautiful little cities in tlie Union. The
pnrtv took the boat this morning for
Portland and will have the pleasure of
viewing and admiring the grandeur of
the Columbia's scenery.
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