The Dalles weekly chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1947, May 20, 1892, Image 7

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Talk About tne Coming Tournament-
Hjdrnt, etc.
; The fire department of The Dalles is
"greatly elated with ita future prospects,
which appear brighter than lor. a. long
ume past. Chief Engineer Judd
Fish is in receipt of numerous replies to
. letters sent out to various departments
of Oregon and Washington, respecting
. the proposed tournament, and these re-
- plies are filled with familiar greetings.
. Tho Dalles ' department will . become
more.closely allied with the state fire
mens' association, and with the increased
fanilitina. nrnvlded bv the council this
hi nf mnino. with any
Li'L a .-- . 4fl;f ,!-
presence upon' the city. J recent
test the hose attached to hydrants direct
o.u uiu mury Cuauvc . .uu u
ju i. is l- ti tva
steamer pumping irom me ciaterno, uu
the boys feel elated with the result.
Mayor Mays assures Chief Fish, that
whatever the department requires for little comment, because William Astor There was something in the air of this
energetic! and useful activity the council waa not .a great man, A rich man, for- section that was death to the mossbaek
wlll readily provide. The. tournament selfish reasons, mav be courted and feted ism so prevalent in the western part of
is vet in abeyance, as the firemen of the
state generally prefer staying at home
on the fourth of July; which, oi an
days, is the one most liafcle tor local
a- Tint if it does not come Off OU tn
Aav we celebrate, it is pretty sure to
materialize later on.
A Liver? Stable Man tn La Grande
A few days since Mr. Haynes, a com
mercial traveler, was in La Grande on
husinees.and called upon a stable keeper
. for his best team to make a short excur-
sion into the valley. The stableman
tAlA him hid hest team was out, and
that he was somewhat anxious about it.
.'as the team should have been in a day
' or two before, and he began to think the
asked if he knew the man who had the
team, and the renlv was to the effect
that it was Hiller. a representative of
the Brunswick Blake Collander com-
- - - -
pany. "Oh," said Mr. Hayries, "if Hil-
w hB vmir team von are all right."
ThU neemed to nlease the stableman,
and no more concern was felt about the
probable loss of the team, but visions of
a good fat fee flitted across his mind,
When Mr. Havnes returned, the best
team was still -out. Haynes took tne
next train for Pendleton, and the first!
man he met at the hotel there yesterday
morning was Hiller. He said to him H
What are you keeping that La Grande
team so Ion for?" "I've had no La
Grande team," replied Hiller, and after
a short -talk it was decided that
the team had been taken out by
team had been taken out by a
thief, " personating . Hiller. As Mr.
Haynes . had," by' his conversation; as
sured the stableman at La Grande, he
felt it his duty' to inform the latter of
existing circumstances and wired to
him that Hiller was in Pendleton, and
had had no team. This dispatch was
.' evidently misunderstood, as quickly
' following its receipt at La Grande, came
another to the sheriff of Umatilla county
to ."arrest Hiller," "refer to Haynes."
. By this time probably the La Grande
-stable man has realized the full force of
bis first impressions,' Mr." Haynes
reached The Dalles last evening, and
was seen by a "representative of The
Chronicle, at tho Umatilla house. He
says i the fellow who took the team intro-
-duced himself to the stableman by pre
senting Mr. Hitler's card, and has prob
ably 'driven over into the .'Harney
country, disposed of the teani somewhere
and skipped out. . '
Base Ball Game for Coin Sickness-
Etc. ' .
Hpeclul to Ths Chronicle.) - .
vokvalus,. Alay -17. Jtfunehgrasa is
now on the sick list, but will try to give
you a few items anyhow.
Diphtheria has been causing consider
able stir in this quiet town. John R.
Bryson, the lawyer, lost two children
with the dreaded disease last week. The
, .public school has been closed,, partly on
account 6f measles ; and there is some
talk of closing the college. Prof, Bris
tow's eldest daughter is lying .very low
with congestion of the lungs. Prof. B.'s
family is jqst getting, through with the
measles.- -
- Last Friday there was- a matched
game of base ball between the O. A. C,
4th nine and the Corvallis Giants, small
schoolboys; which was barely -won "by
the latter. Saturday, Jack's Hard
Hitters, o. A. C. first nine, played for
$75.00, the best nine that Corvallis could
afthwT Tho uw, i , t.. t
the fact of their playing for money will
have a bad influence on the morals of
the school. I don't -think a state insti
tution ought to tolerate cramhlinv
Dr. P. M. Donieian. a former resident
of Turkey,- lectured here Sunday and
Monday evenings. ' " ; '
If the numbers of the State Grange
are willing we shall entertain them one
day next week. Bunchgbass
. "The six year old child of .Louis Blank
which has been ill with diphtheria, died
yesterday afternoon. The youngest
hild, a boy of two years, was attacked
with the disease yesterday morning.
- Dr. Rhinehart 'assures The Chronicle
that every precaution is being taken to
nMnititiiutk'Mti.t .. L.L.ii:Hi.
- ve-jnum, auu uc um iivLxo i
apprenension . that the- disease willna ii oroer uusiness mat may legally
spread. The doctor believes that Vith I
j. 3. . .,,
ordinary , care no disease- will ever
become epldemie in The Dalles. -
The Great Northern. '': '
Chicago,. May :18. The'.Great "North
ern forces lay three miles of track a day,
at which rate the gap between Kahspell
and Spokane Falls will bo speedily closed.
It is possible Jhat passenger trams will
berun "clear through from St. Paul over
the Pacific extension of the Great North
ern by 'June 1st, and it is given out that
President Hill has 'made arrangements
for continuing to the coast from Spokane
Falls, over another line until he can
complete his own road. Hill has been a
harmless member in the, western . traffic
association, but this resulted not from a
desire to become obedient to the agree-
ment, but from the lack of opportunity,
It is currently reported that he holds
the association in supreme contempt,
ana wru not oe oonnu oyi pro-
arrire3 to make a dash for traffic.
visions or. enactmeuio ucu umc
Teles-repute riaane
William Astor's death has attracted but
during his lifetime. But a mans posthu-
tnous honors depend upon the size of his
I mind and soul, and . not the size of tin
Civilizing the heathen Chinee has re-
ceived a setback in Brooklyn, r. Y.,
through the disappearance of Miss
Grace French, a pretty brunette about
eitriitPOTi -rears old. According to ru
mors prevalent -in the neighborhood,
she has eloped with Tom Lee, a China
man, whom Miss French and her mother
were attempting to Christianize
The Oregon delegation will not recom:
mend anv man for collector- of Customs
at Portland- until after tbe election,
Senator ' Mitchell . edya, every person
seeking- thfr office will have plenty of vahtage of the large gathering to get ac
time to file applications by writing, and quainted with the dear ' people. John
I . 1 " . 1 1 .1 i A lk.AiuinliaAf
telegraphing their indorsements or their
application for the place,
J In San Francisco, on the 16th, amon
I . i i i c
arrivals ovenana were a wnuie jauiuy i
children, three girls and two boys, who
had come all the way from Switzerland,
without escort. Each child was tagged
with an ordinary . baggage cnecx, ana
theeldest, who is 10 years of age, bore a
letter from the bwiss consul in sxevi
York, recommending them to, the care
of tne conductors. inejrrcuiu uu
shape. It was a joyous reunion wnen
the father found them. me motner oi
the children died in Switzerland while
her husband was trying to maxe a nomei
for tier out nere, ana, on nearing m uw
deatb, ne at once sent ior me iituo ones
LThe youngest child is rour years oia.
Basket ricnle to he Cascade, on Satnr-
daynext.- '
The steamer Regulator will give The
Dalles people an opportunity to make a
Grand Basket Pickic to the Cascades,
Saturday? May 21st, leaving her. berth
at the foot of Union street at 7.30'o'dock
o m rBtnrnincr at 6 n. m. Excnr :
sionists will be eiven about three hours
at the Cascades, which will afford ample
time to see the Columbia in its angry
mood,' and notice for themselves the
condition of things at the foot of the
nni The fare: for the round trin. has
beenplaeed at 50 cents, in order that
" -7 .
any one who mav wish to avail them-
selves ot the opportunity, may have a
chance to do so. Excursionists ehould
provide themselves with - well filled
lunch baskets, . to satisfy an appetite
such as an excursion like this will stim
ulate. " See advertisement, under the
new today heading. - ';.
The Dalles W. C. T. V.
At the annual meeting of The Dajles
W. C. T. U. May 6th, the following offi
cers were elected : President, Mrs. Smith
French; recording secretary, Mrs. O. D.
Doane ; corresponding secretary, Mrs.D,
M. French ; treasurer, Mrs. Leslie But
ler. The union meets Friday evening tf
each week at the reading room. Ever
since, its organization the -union has
maintained a live reading room and have
supplied a number of daily and weekly
newspapers from neighboring cities, to
gether with magazines and a good li
brary. The financial pulse is noimal,
"and its sniritnal health vi?orona. Yet as
the sun does not scatter or melt all the
icebergs, or search out and cheer every
dark corner in .the universe, so the W. C,
T. unions have not yet been able to scat
ter or -annihilate the myriads of saloons
which have taken deep root in our fair
cities' town8 and hamleU WPPST the
life blood of the young-and old. - But
when women shall be allowed to vote as
she prays, the last and least of these evils
will melt from our gaze and the sun will
rise upon a nation prepared to enter
nPn the i08 of nipnlnm.
AIL County Warrants registered prior
to January 17th, 1889, will be paid if I
presented at my office.
interest ceases
from and after this date,
Geo. Ruch, Treasurer
Wasco County, Or
The Dalles, May 18, 1802. ' 6.20wl0t
The Annual meeting of .the Stockhold-
ere of the Eastern Oregon Co-operative I
association (limited), will be hellat The
T.l 1 j nr.j 1 T AA
i892. . 10 o'clock a. m.. for the rmrnone i A I.
wi .iTObiug uuctwrs,auu imiisuiimg any i
?8m J0!? i? meetin' i? te!
line uwuu ui airectorB.
Frami Pike. Reoretarv.
Dated, May 12th. 1892. , ... 5.20w6.17
Bneclal Correepoatrence -From -Wasco
and' Sherman.
Wasco, May 12. The opening session
of the institute was called to order at
10:30 this morning by John Medler in
the chair. After a selection of music by
the choir, and prayer by . P. P. Under
wood, the address- of welcome was de
livered by Rev. J; M. Denison, who paid
a glowing tribute to the fine agricultural
resources of Sherman county. In. re-
spondihg, Profeseor French said he had
a grathful recollection of the hospitable
reception he and his colleague from, the
Agricultural college, had met at this
place a year ago. -He Kmembered too
the intelligence manifested in the ' dis
cussions and was well assured . that the
time had ' come when "the farmers, of
Sherman county 'were able to conduct
useful and successful institutes without
extraneous aid. Hejiked the push and
energy of
Eastern Oregon farmers.
the state. Another selection of music
and an excellent and- suggestive paper
was read by P. P. Underwood on, "To
what extent the farmer can dispense
With the middleman." The paper elici-
ted considerable discussion, but no bet-
I ter suggestion was offered, perhaps, 'than
that which recommended the 'farmer to
get out of debt, and keep .out, and -thus
get into a position . where money can
talk for low profits on what- he has' to
buy. - It was now nearing the noon hour,
and the meeting adjourned to partake of
such a lunch as-only the farmer's wives
of Sherman county can spread. Your
reporter noticed the presence of the fol-
lowing candidates who are taking ad-
D "il. 1!JX t ' i 1 'O T?
Blythe and H. E. Moore candidates for
joint representative. It is rumored that
F. R. Coon of Hood .River, " is expected
to deliver an address on fruit culture.
The Veteran -democratic war horse, J.
H. Jackson is also here looking after the
outposts and so are A. G. Johnson and
W. McGinis. - .
Wasc;o, May 12. The afternoon ses
sion of the Farmer's Institute opened
with a musical' selection by the choir,
after which a paper, composed for the
TCCa81on by Walli8 jfash, was. read by
p, Frencn on the gubiect of
fjndustriar education. Reference was
male 'to the CBange that has taken
nMe in the acouisition ' of technical
education, since the times of the old
guilds and their apprentice systems,
men applying for work in any of the
trades are no longer asked "where do
you come irom ana wnere were you ap-
prenticed?" As a" result we have a
superabundance of merely "handy men"
whose knowledge is superficial. The
state argricultural college aims to make
thoroughly accomplished farmers,' and
farmers' wives, of the boys and girls
under our care. Our education 'is con-
ducted on the kindergarten principle
We combine the scientific with the prac-
tical. We have 200 students from every
county in the state and we aim to imbue
every one of them with the idea that
llabor is dignified and honorable. One
hour a day is devoted to practical work
Boys are taught to wort at the bench, at
th6 anvil, in the field, in the orchard, in
the labratory. Our boys are trained
how to make a draught of any
piece of .mechanical work as well
as how to do the - work itself,
They are instructed in the chemical con
stituents of soils, and the kind of food
adapttd to each" species of plant" life,
They are given practical as well as theo
retical instruction in horticulture, flori
culture, pomology and - every other
branch of farm work. They are taught
the character and habits of the pests of
the farm and orchard, and the . most
approved - methods of -exterminating
them. One third of the students are
girls,- they too are instructed
horticulture, iu tbe care and cultivation
of flowers and fruits as well as in house
hold science, how to cook, boil and stew
meats and vegetables, how to make pud
dings, . jams, . jellies, . etc., how to
sew, patch, darn, plan and cut garments
and do all kinds of fancy work. These
are the aims and objects of our college
work and they have been abundantly
successful in turning out young men and
women' equipped . with all necessary
knowledge for starting life as accom
plished farmers', and - farmers' wives',
imbued with a love of farm life they are
never likely to loose ut after years,
airs. xj. vauueia iouowea with a .very
able paper on Odds and Ends. The
numerous "leaks" on the farm 'were
pointed out in a very interesting man
ner, and the dignity , and nobility of
farm work insisted on. "She is a! true
lady" said Mrs. Canfield, who is fitted
8 from the milking stool to the draw-
ing - room and piano, and be at home in
either place. Had J a score 6f daughters
I would teach every one them to milk,
and had I a score of sons I would teach
every one of them to cook and bake
bread." The paper, as a whole,1' was
deeply interesting for its caustic, in-
,, Aa T. - , . . K .
and, word' " M & JPwd and
wen receivea.. .Kirs, uanneia nad urged
the imnortance of od reading matter
. .- - - "
in the farmers
homes, especially good
newspapers, and the institute, .taking
up the cue, discussed this point at con
siderable length. .' -.
Professor French followed, on r "How
can the farmers derive the greatest ben-
etlt from the experiment station?". The
proiessor -spoke of the .Hatch act, by
which the sum of $15,000 was granted to
each state, annually, for the benefit of
iarmers. tie pointed out four ways genuine competition.' C. J. 'Bright
through which the benefits intended to claimed there was riot enough money in
follow the appropriation'might accrue to circulation. The national banking sys
those for whose benefit it was made, tem was the worst in' the 'world. If
First by correspondence. The profeseors
held themselves ready to answer all
questions within' the "compass of their
know ledge,, on anything relating to the
farm, garden or orchard. Second, by
institutes such as the present. Third, what this had te do with co-operation
by branch stations, where tests are to was not apparent. A.S.Roberts called
be made and experiments tried, similar attention to the succes that had nt
to those now going on at the central tended a- co-operative farmers'" assocfa-
etation at Corvallis. No branch station
bad yet been instituted, -but probably
one would be established in Eastern Or-
egon before long. Fourth, by- bulletins
containing the results of careful cxpen-
ments and approved methods. . These
bulletins are issued when necessary and
are sent ree to all who may desire
them. At the -close of the professor's
remarks, in answer to a question, he V. C. Brock followed on the same sub
said they have 400 varieties of potatoes ject.- -Carrying wheat bv wagons from
at the experiment station out of over
800 known varieties. Their best success
had been attained from planting in deep
loose sour and keeping the ground level
on top. we plant two eyes to the seed,
about two feet apart. Planting the
whole potato has resulted in a larger ag-
gregate yield, but with, more small
potatoes One eye to the seed has not
proved so successful. . ,,
An interesting discussion followed the
address of Professor French. At its
close, A. S. Roberts sang, in fine voice, excess of cost on 2,000 bushels, is' sonie
a very appropriate farmer's song. The thing like $132.00 for each farmer who
hour of 4 :30 p. ru., had now arrived, ships ' that amount. This shows the
The institute had been in session for
nearly four hours without a sign of wear-
iness. Chairman Medler announced the
programme for the morrow and the
meeting; adjourned. : The . attendance
was quite large, the large , hall being
comfortably ' filled with probably 300
farmers,, their wives and children.-- .
Wasco, May .13. Tho convention
opened this morning with a large at
tendance. Frank Lee of the' Northwest
'Fariiier read a paper which contained
some excellent practical suggestions on
"Business Methods on' the Farm
farmers as a class, said Mr. Lee, are
sadly deficient in business methods. In
no other avocation could men afford . to
lose, as farmers do, from sheer lack of
business methods, and yet live,
much is lost by sowing" foul wheat, by
neglecting to select the beet seed, by not
preparing fruit, butter, etc., in a proper
manner for market. . He recommended
that farmers should plan 'their work
ahead. 'Each should keep a diary or day
book inwhich entries should be kept as
to yield' of crops,' when planted, how
much they tealized- Not one fanner fn
a hundred can tell how much it costs to
found of beef. " He strongly
urged the adoption of tho cash, system
in the purchase of all supplies needed
on the farm. . Better far if possible bor
row money and purchase for - cash than
buy on credit. No farmer should buy a
threshing machine unless he is a prac
tical mechanic. He had seen threshing
machines that ate up horses, hogs,' cat
tle, crops, and even farms.- Machinery
should be carefully housed at the end of
the season and put away ready for use
the coming season. Method and regu
larity are laws of nature. ' Let the
farmer cultivate them.
Mr. Lee's paper . was followed by 'a
short essay by Mrs. Hattie Andrews on
''How to lighten the work of the farm
housewife." The husband should rise
early, said Mrs. Andrews, light the fire,
set on the kettle and potatoes, and
sweep the kitchen floor. Then wake up
the wife and she will do the rest. At
noon.he should come in early from the
field,cut plenty of wood and pack water
where necessary. The supper she will
prepare without his help. Finally, she
urged the married farmer to be a man
and to eschew cards and wine and every
other pleasure he could not share with
his wife. .
This was followed by Professor Wash
burn, in a paper on "Insect Pests of the
Farm and Orchard." The nature and
habits of various pests were described
with the most approved methods of their
A. B. Craft followed on "Co-opera
tion." Unlike any other- business tbe
farmer-has nothing to say about the
price of what he buys or sells. He must
take what he can get- 'and pay what is
asked.. Farmers should pool their in
terests in "the matter of buying-and sell
ing. ' He did not believe in farmers get
ting poorer ail the time while others all
around them are getting richer. Farm
ers have the power of benefiting them
selves if they will only use it. We can
not get along without some middle men
but one man between the manufacturers
and the buyers is enough. Why ' should
three or four middlemen each reap a
profit off everything the farmer has to
buy. ' Co-operation has not always been
failure. Farmers should be more
united in everything in which their, own
interests are concerned and especially
should they co-operate at the polls.
As tbe hour of noon had now arrived
discussion was deferred till the afternoon
session and" the meeting adjourned. " '.
On' reassembling Mr. John Smith
opened the discussion on co-operation
by a general statement as to the success
of the farmers' warehouse which he had
managed for a short time lost year. The
warehouse had handled about one-third
of the grain crop of Sherman county,
Besides this it had dealt in lumber,
wood and coal and while successful in
itself had greatly aided 'in furnishing
there was plent of money In .circulation
the credit system would die. Then the
old straw about the pet eanita circula-
tion beinn only 5 instead of nearly 24
was threshed over again , though just
tion in Texas, which started 11 years
ago with a capital of' $265.00 and "was
now worth 180,000,
- Professor French followed with a paper
written by Wallis Nash on "Transporta
tion" which strongly depreciated snch
legislation against railroad corporations
as would cripple them . or hinder the
I building of new and competing lines
Wasco to Grants, a distance, of 20 -miles
was worth 3 a ton. This wan IS cents
per ton per mile. The" Union Pacific.
high as its rates were between Sherman
county and Portland, carried wheat for
4 cents per ton per mile. This was a
difference of U cents in favor .of the
railroad. The average Sherman county
farmer exported 2,000 bushel, eaual to
60 tons of wheat annually. The excess
of cost by wagon over that of rail for
twenty miles is $2.20 per ton and the
vast importance of railroad connection
witn tne Columbia river. - Last year we
exported 600,000 bushels of grain and
tne crop is not an yet sold, in 1884 a
at Grants collected all the grain
that was shipped out of the coun ty and
it amounted to just half a car load. ".Not
more than half of the county is under
cultivation and our need for a- railroad
is already imperative.
James McMillen followed. He held
that the worst enemy ' of the farmer is
not the railroad but the wagon road.' It
cost as much to haul grain 10 miles to
the station as it did to haul it 180 miles
by rail at average rates. Wheat had
been carried from Duluth to New York
for five cents per bushel, yet we -are
compelled to pay U cents per .bushel
tor the JUS miles between Grants and
Portland. We pay $3.80 a ton while the
average rate is 65 cents. He reckoned
that 500 farmers of Sherman county were
practically defrauded out of $140 each in
exorbitant charges.
H. E. Moore spoke of what the Cas
cade portage had done for the farmers of
Wasco county and declared, if elected to
the" legislature, be would do everything
in Lif Pwer secnre the dalles portage.
This was the signal for the chairman
to call on other legislative candidates
resent to express themselves and
essrs. Smith, Coon and McDaniels re
sponded briefly pledging, themselves in
tbe same manner.
A. S. Roberts-gave an incident of his
own experience with the Regulator. He
required to ship a bunch of sheep' to
Portland. The regular rates by rail
would have been $70. lie had them
carried by the Regulator and landed in
every way in better shape for $36. He
was told that the cost of running the
Cascade portage did not exceed $4,500
per annum'and the cost of running tbe
dalles portage need not greatly, exceed
this sum.
,A reference by .Mr. Brock to the action
or tne I'ortiand chamber of commerce
in connection with the Norton survey
brought Hugh Gourlay to his feet who
said that it was evident that Portland
did not wnt an Pen riTerv when the
Regulator company asked Portland to
assist in putting a boat on the lower
river, nineteen persons contributed the
-munificent sum of $2,200. This was the
extent of Portland's interest in the op
position boats. The merchants treated
the new company with coldness, indiff
erence and in one case, at least , with ab
solute rudeness. Allen and Lewis,- one
of the largest wholesale houses, a bouse
that has made thousands of dollars from
the farmers and merchants of Eastern
Oregon practically showed the collectors
the door, and the work of collecting the
$10,000 promised towards the enterprise
had to be abandoned. If the - Regulator
has benefited the people in "any way
they owe it to The Dalles' merchants
and capitalists and not to those of Port
land; While Eastern Oregon is a unit
for the dalles' portage and no one sus
pects any candidate now before us for
legislative honors of not being friendly
to the scheme it would not be the least
surprising if Portland would yet oppose
it unless we make such a united demand
for relief as will sweep everything before
it.' . "'.'' ' - . .--
After a song by Mrs. Frank Pike, A.
C. Huff spoke on VFarm Fences," , tak
ing the ground that the present law was
a nuisance and there was probably not
a yard of legal fence in the county. - -
The last paper was on "The- Educa
tion of the Farmer," by H. Tyree. This
was a really' excellent paper. The
speaker paid a fine tribute to the value
of our public schools ; to the necessity of
education as an indespensible means of
maintaining oucfree institutions, and to
the importance of- educating every
faculty and power of the human mind
so aa to make all round enlightened and
intelligent nen and women of the future
fathers and mothers of this great nation.
An instrumental duet followed and the
meeting adjourned for supper. .
The night session was opened by a
song from the choir after .which Profes
sor French read a paper on "Green
Fallowing and Green Manuring.". The
thirteen elementary substances were
described and the absolute necessity of
retaining in tbe soil or giving back,,
the most important, namely, potash,
phosphorus and nitrogen. In the ab
sence of any one of these'ln the soil .
there can be no vegetable life. Green
manuring had been practiced by the
Roman?. In Belgium no green thing is
allowed to go to waste. The farm should
be cultivated as if the farmer intended
to live forever and your children will, in
that case, rise up and call you blessed.'
The discussion that followed dealt
largely with the value of weeds,
wild mustard and volunteer wheat
turned under in summer fallow,
the professor insisting that they en
riched and gave- back valuable proper-"'
ties to the soil. The question box waa
then opened and many questions of in
terest and importance discuBssed till the '
clock admonished the audience-that the '
time for parting had- arrived, A vote of
thanks to tbe people of Wasco for their
generous hospitality, was offered by A.
8. Roberts, and carried unanimously'
Another vote was carried in favor of the
choir. Professor French- congratulated
the institute on being one of the best,
if not the best ever held' in the state,
and best of all, it was got up by the
farmers themselves. - A voteot thanks
was passed in favor of the professors.
and on motion the institute adjourned
tine die.
Few Passlaf Remarks" YVortkjr mt
. Consideration
Special to' the Chronicle.
Tim Dalles, May 14. After reading
the very clear article in The Chroxiclb
yesterday, on the immense crops that
will be raised in - Sherman county this
year, I am reminded of the pertinent ,
questions that agitated our people a
year ago. In the spring of 1891 there
were two or more schemes, on paper and
in the air; for moving the grain crop of
Sherman and other counties to the coast .
markets. Paul Mohr and Co., it was
said ; would have their portage railroad,
on the Washington side of the Columbia,
completed in time to handle the crop of
1891. Afterwards came the much talked
Dalles and Silkstone railroad, and quite
recently the report that the Union Pacific-would
build a branch line from the
main line into . Sherman county, via.
Spanish Hollow and Wasco. Cannot
some one of these schemes "get a move
on" in 1892? .. . Activk. - .
According to statements of Mr. John
son, of Moscow, here 'this morning, rich
deposits of gold have been found near
that oity quite recently. He says that
only a few days ago two men from How
ard, a gulch about seven miles from
Moscow, came into the city with gold
dust and nuggets to buy supplies with,
and a Mosco. paper which 'Mr. Johnson
had with him says : "Messrs. Turner
Bros.," the men above referred - to,
'washed this gold out in the gulch.
They said that one shovelful of the dirt
where tbey .were last, working panned
out $5 and showed several nuggets, the
largest of which was about the size of an '
ordinary marble. They think they are
on the trail of a hidden ledge and pro
pose to follow it up until they find it.
As the last gold is very coarse tbey n,r&
greatly to believe they are close to the
end." enly, how true it is, that "no-,
body knows the limit to' posibility of
future development of the wealth of
this boundless Pacific Northwest.
Statues in snowy marble no longer
decorate the art halls of Boston. In the
interest ot realism an artist of that city
has propagated a new fad which main
tains that sculptured images must be
colored in the hoe of Jt heir human sim
ulacra. The propagandist is even now
holding an exhibit of Greek plaster-cast
which he has bedizened with a brush -and
some paint. He colors the mantles
of his images a rich scarlet, making the
eyes and flesh the hue of the eyes and
fleah of living men, and gilds .the hair.
The impression left by his statuary must
be that of a collection of bleached
blondes wearing cosraestics and inyster--'
iously petrified in heroic attitudes.
While the fad lasts there will probably
be added to the collection a bust of
Horace showing a red, convival nose; and
a statue of Diogenes with soiled clothes.
a portable plung bath and a dark -lan tern
having a lighted wick inside.
According to dispatches yesterday the
will of William Astor, lately deceased in
Paris, leaves $60,000,000 to his son, John.
Jacob Astor third, a young, man whose
most remarkable achievement so far in
life is his marriage to a pretty girl from
Philadelphia. The bridegroom of the
pretty girl is the father of a son six
months old. - He has three sisters all
married, if Mr. Drayton is still to be re
garded as tbe husband of one of them.
These women are cut off with $2,000,000
each and Mrs. William Astor receives a
life income of $500,000. It ought - to- be
explained that all these bequests to the
sons and daughters of William Astor are '
made in trust for their children. That
is the Astor fashion, though the will of
William B. Astor, son of the founder of
the family, who died in 1875, contained
codicils empowering his heirs to dispose,
of their Inheritance by teetament.