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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHROlftCLEV FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1892.
ImnortancB of ibe Coming; June . Elec
tion in Onpi.
THE EYES OF THE NATION UPON US.
The Return of Hermann and Election
of Ellis Counted Upon.
VO MISTAKE IN ELECTING ELLIS.
Opinions of Hermann by HI Collegues.
The Faithful, Untiring Agent
of the People.
Special to The Chronicle.
"Washington, May 17. The time is
near at hand for the first practical move
upon the political chess board in the
grand game which is about to claim the
attention of the American people. Poli
ticians and statesmen have been agitat
ing the question of the presidential sac
cession for many months, and certain
patriots have enthused in support of
various possible and any number of
' improbable candidates. Nominating
conventions have determined certain
matters, in restricted localities, but it
is given to Oregon to lead off in the race
(the sweepstakes) of this eventful year.
The eyes of the nation will he fixed
upon your state nnd more or less pleas-
ant uncertainty will disturb many
minds until the results of the June tfec
tion are . known and heralded to the
world. The signs of the times indicate
a decisive republican victory and the
onlv Question advanced, here and now
is the numbers of the majority.
No doubt is entertained respecting the
return of the Hon. Binger Hermann, and
the election of the Hon. W. K. Ellis
reckoned upon as a foregone conclusion.
Whatever may exist of local and personal
differences among your republican par
tisans is lost sight of from this point of
view and those best advised argue, from
"the logic of the situation," that no
other outcome of your campaign is pos
sible. if the people of the state are true
to themselves and their traditions.
The Hon. W. R. Ellis is highly spoken
of by all here who are acquainted with
him. He will, beyond doubt, prove
be a valuable afqusition to the house of
representatives. The people of his dis
trict will make no mistake by choosing
him with an emphatic majority. That
the republicans will be in the ascendancy
in the fifty -third congress is quite prob
able and a telling endorsement of any
constituency is always of immense value
to a new member of congress.
By faithfully representing Uregon in
all, her varied needs and desires the
Hon. Binger Hermann was fully entitled
to the spontaneous re-nomination, by
acclamation which he-recentlv received,
If any man merits, or ever did merit,
re-election, he is that man. It would be
superfluous, a work of supererogation
to undertake a rehearsal, in detail, of
what he has accom plished for the people.
during the seven years he has been in
congress, their servant, their faithful
agent and untiring advocate. No new
man could expect to easily fill the posi
tion, if Hermann should, by any chance,
vacate it. He appears to have been
during his several terms, and all the
while, winning golden opinions from all
manner of men. He is a general favor
ite without consideration of party ties
and commands the respect of all his as
With a desire to discover, if possible,
bis exact status in the esteem of those
with whom he is most frequently
brought in contract, I have interviewed,
or caused to be interviewed, his col
leagues upon the committee on rivers
. and harbors.
It should be remembered that the vast
business of congress mustbe attended to,
in detail, by committees. Of these the
committee on rivers and harbors is one
of primary importance. The vast sums
of money considered, and the immense
extent of interests involved, place that
body conspicuously liefofe the entire
country. Representative Hermann is
the only member of it from anv state
wjgst' of the Rocky mountains. Besides
the gentleman from Oregon there are
fourteen other members of the. com
mittee. The Hon. Newton C. Blanchard, of the
fourth district of Louisiana, chairman of
the committee, was asked, by the inter--viewer,
without preliminary conversa
tion:' "What is your opinion of Her
mann of Oregon?" The ready, reply
was : "I can not say too much in praise
of Representative Hermann. . He is an
excellent member of the committee on
rivers and harbors. r In .all his efforts
he is honorable, persistent, indefatiga
ble. He is held in high esteem by all
his associates "upon the committee, and
commands the respect of the entire
General Thomas C. Catchings, of the
third district of Mississippi, sometimes
designated, "the speaker's .lieutenant"
because of his intimate political and
personal relations with Mr. Crisp, said,
most emphatically, of Mr. Hermann:
"He is the best member in the. house ;
at all events the best member for his
constituents. He is very near a faultless
.member. For him I have the highest
possible respect for me to entertain for
any member. You cannot say too much
in his behalf, from me." This was de
cidedly clever, coming as it did in such
a hearty manner. Representative
Weadock, of Michigan, another member
of the committee, upon being told Gen
eral Catchinir's views, said : "I endorse
all that and desire to emphasize the
idea that Hermann is one of the best ,
if not the best member of our committee.
He is unwearying in everything he un
dertakes and is especially earnest in be
half of his own state- and the Pacific
coast." Not onlv was this said but
mach more of like import, and the gen
tleman did not measure his words.
Mr. Charles Stewart, of Texas, is of
tall stature and commanding presence.
However white his hair, his is a vigorous
age. ile raised nis lorm prouaiy io ine
full height of six feet four, and grasping
the interviewer cordially by the hand
testified earnestly and emphatically that
Hermann was one of the most courteous
and untiring men of his committee.
He is superb in presenting the claims
of his state and section. He enters
heartily upon any matter he advocates
and is irrepressible. ' There is but one
way to stop him and that would be to
choke him to death."
Further- reports of other interviews,
with other members of the committee,
might be given in detail, but the sub
stance of what all these democratic
members (hereinbefore set forth) said,
under this head, is quite sufficient, at
this time, and to avoid repetition I shall
content my6elf by closing with the kind
expressions of only two republicans, of
the number upon the committee. One
of them was tte Hon. Samuel M. Steph
enson, of the eleventh district of Michi
gan, a man of few words but of vast in
fluence within as well as beyond party
lines ; he said : "If I was in Oregon and
.was a farmers' alliance man, a green
backer, or a democrat, and wanted a'man
to represent my state, I would vote fob
Hermann. I know him well, having
been intimately associated with him in
Gen. Thomas J. Henderson, of Illi
nois, said: "Hermann is honest. He
is earnest and zealous in the highest
degree." Ml this is very flattering but
it is simply the truth and it may be as
well for our people to know it.
Perhaps it was because our representa
tive from Oregon was upon this import
ant committee, and had secured such a
high place in the opinions of his asso
ciates, that our state, of late years, has
secured such liberal appropriations for
the benefit of certain of her rivers and
harbors,' and more recently that specific
action which will in the near ' future
make the superb Columbia an available
artery for commence ; a grand channel
connecting the vast wheat basins of the
Inland Empire with the ocean highways
of the world. Mac Hine.
The Excursion 'to the Cascades on Satur
The Regulator had about 160 passeng
ers aboard when she started on the ex
cursion trip to the Cascades last Satur
day .morning. All were excursionists
save, possibly, half a dozen persons who
had other business on hands. Among
these latter were Dr. Taylor, W. Wise
man and C. E. Haight, who were bound
retreating forehead of the Flathead.
Besides v these Jour large graves, or
rather, accumulations of bones, several
places wre observed that had the ap
pearahce of single, sunken graves. But
the prevailing . method of burial evi
dently was or is.to wrap the corpse in a
blanket or other inclosure and lay it on
the bones of its ancestors. In course of
time the blanket rots and disappears and
and nothing but the bones remain. It was
a scene where the moralist might well
linger and reflect on the vanity of all
for Trout Lake on a week's fishing trip.
A stiff up-river breeze met the Regulator earthly things, bnt there was no time to
as she steamed down the river and the moralize, and after twenty minutes or
air was cool and bracing, gradually dy- so, that seemed all too short, the whistle
ing out and getting warmer till the noon warned us to the boat and we were
hour when it became a perfect, typical, again soon safely steaming homeward.
Eastern Oregon summer day. The Regu-1 Captain Michell who was on board, hav-
lator band discoursed choice selections of ing relieved Captain McNulty for a little
music at pleasing intervals till the arrival time the latter was conversing with ac-
of the boat at the Cascades, when the quamtances in the. fore cabin, when
happy crowd repaired, with well-filled Rev. O. D. Taylor, by a preconcerted
baskets and whetted appetites to the arrangement, in a few well chosen
grateful shade of the wide spreading words,moved a vote of thanks to Captain
poplars that line the river's bank. Af- McNulty for the pleasure of the trip and
ter a hearty lunch young and old scat
tered in all directions, . the ubiquitous
candidate (for we had several on 'board)
to see that his fences were in good re
pair and the majority, to inspect the
the courtesy of having allowed
the -passengers to - visit Memaluse
Island. . A dozen voices seconded
the motion and it was carried by a roar
of "ayes" that rose . high above the
locks and view the raging torrent as it sound of the rushing steam of the en-
rushed madly over the falls of the las- gines. men Judge Bradshaw, waving
cades in its haste to reach its mother J his hat overhead, called for three cheers
ocean. xot a few walked the portage lor tne captain which were given with a
to its western terminus where the big will but before they had died on the air
state wharf boat surges and creaks I in a chorus of laughter the burly captain,
against the piling as it lies half exposed blushing like a school girl, had rushed
to the mighty down-pour of the seething from the cabin and was climbing the
boiling torrent. Here it was found that stair to the wheel house. As the boat
part of the government bulk head had
been torn down so as to admit the
wharf boat into the canal when- it may
become necessary to do so, a time that
is probably not far off as the river is ris
ing rapidly under the hot sun. Re-
put into the wharf three rousing cheers
were given for the band that had so roy
ally entertained us on a trip that every
body united in pronouncing one of the
pleasantest they had ever enjoyed.
Not a single event happened to mar its
turning to the boat through the govern- Pleasure ana never a -kicker was in
inent grounds the reporter learned that Efi2TZ
o 1 r 1 fill mon am nnw omnlnYron nn M.P i . i i . ,
w.. . j - I uuve uie pleasure oi
HIGH WATER RECORD.
Temperature and Status of the River in
May. for Tears Past. '
The following table of the maximum
temperature for the month of. May, for
several years past, and the hight of the
Columbia river at The Dalles, will be pe
rused with interest :
Dny. Year. Temperature. River.
31 1882 92
18 ...1884 90
19 1884 92
5 1886 90
29 1885. . 90
2o 1886 Sl
.. .1887 92
.. .1887 98
. .1891. 90
. .1S91 ..
May 21, 1892, the maximum tempera
ture was 90, and the water stood even
20.0 feet. Today it stands 24.0.
At the weather bureau in Portland no
definite information can be gained rela
tive to a probable flood. The reports in
dicate a vast body of snow in the moun
tains, and the rapidity .with which this
snow melts depends of course upon the
thermal condition. The weather bureau
is expecting information which will soon
be given out for publication, and then
those interested can form their own opin
ions. The present outlook, however, is
favorable for high water, and people
along the river front are making arrange
ments to move exposed goods. In Port
land, beginning this morning, there is a
general move from lower docks.
Will Visit Oregon.
Walla Walla, May 25. A San Fran
Cisco dispatch says that a few editors, in
attendance at Fresno, will visit Oregon
and Washington, upon the invitation of
B. Johnson and others, constituting
an Oregon and .Washington -delegation
for that purpose. . It is thought they
will be royally entertained at Tacoma,
and perhaps at rortland.
Third Party Candidate. '
-Charlotte, N. C., May 24, The third
party in convention has resolved to pre
sent the name of L. L. Polk, . president
of the farmers' alliance, to the national
convention of the people's party at
Omaha, as a candidate for . the presi
dency of the United States.
No one in ordinary health need be
come bald or gray,! If he will iollow
sensible treatment. We advise " clean
liness of .the scalp and the use of -Hall's
Hair Renewer. . .
works, between 40 and 50 of them being
employed in cutting stone. Meeting
John Kennington, a warm hearted
native of the Emerald Isle, who is jan
itor ot the government bunk house, a
cordial invitation was given to inspect
the building. John is an old man, long
past the prime of life, but it is due to him
to say that everything under his charge
is kept as neat and tidy as my lady's
boudoir. The building has two floors,
and covers an area of 44 by 250 feet.
Everything up-stairs and down-stairs
was as clean and sweet as pure air and
the busy hands of the faithful old Irish
man could make it. Mr. Kennington is
known on the workB as the "Marquis of
Waterford." He was born in Pilltown,
countv Killkennv, many vearff ago,
where his father had been blacksmith to
the Marquis of Waterford, made famous
by his eventful life and tragic death in a
fox hunt, about the year 1858, and still
more famous perhaps by his being the
original "Webber" of Lever's .novel
"Charley. O'Malley." Taking the re
porter to his own quarters the -old man
opened a trunk and took out a well worn
bible, and, opening' the title page.
pointed with pardonable pride to the
inscription,- "Presented to John Ken
nington by Lady Waterford, Jany. 25th,
1856." "I would not take $100 for that
bible," said the old man, and every
intonation of voice-and manner told that
he meant every word he said.
Salmon fishing is quite ; an iin
portant industry at the Cascades,
and not a few make a comfortable living
at it. The Cascade Falls Fishing compa
ny are taking out, with one fish wheel,
located about a mile below the falls, from
five to six tons a day. N. Nelson caught,
the other day, in twenty-eix feet of. net,
200 fish at one haul, that weighed 1,000
pounds. . Nets are placed all around the
wharf boat, since the Dalles City Btopped
running, and hardy natives of the land
of the midnight sun were navigating the
rapids and eddies below the falls as -placidly
as ever a land lubber, sat in a rock
ing chair in his own parlor.
. At 2 :30 p. m. the whistle of the Regu
lator called the excursionists back to the
boat and by 3 o'clock we were steaming
back to The Dalles. A few miles below
Memaluse Island a happy, thought sug
gested itself to Mr. Allaway, the oblig-
such on. the Regulator before the shad-
lows of the year lengthen out to a close.
hy Capt. G. W. Bell
Tariff Last Might.
A moderately well filled house greeted
Captain G. W. Bell last night at the
Court house. The gentleman discoursed
in a quiet, easy and graceful manner,
for fully two hours and a quarter on
questions relating to the tariff. He was
introduced by J. L. Story who said that
while republicans were now- in great
spirits he did not believe tbev would be
heard from on the 6th of June. He
claimed that the republican party, was
to blame for the, delay in opening the
Cascade locks and that it was a demo
cratic governor who had forced the party
in the last legislature to give' us tem
porary relief through the Cascade port
age. He thought the people should
stand by the party that had stood by
Captain' Bell, oil coming forward said
he knew nothing-of the local politics of
Uregon or of candidates. These were
matters his hearers must judge for
themselves. ' He wanted to reason with,
not instruct, his hearers. They were
the uncrowned kings of the greatest
kingdom in the whole ' world. He was
nit there to abuse any men or party,
Life was too short for abuse. Only
small men did that. He believed opin
ions should come first, then party affilia
tion. All wealth was the product of
labor. The production of wealth was a
great thing; its concentration was dan
gerous. Thirty years ago we had no
millionares, now 4,000 of them own the
half of all the wealth in the United
States, and all their millions were ac
cumulated in the last thirty years.
There were three ways of acquiring
wealth ; first, by work, second, by in
heritance, third, by appropriation of
the fruit of other people's labor. Mill
ionares were the privileged classes and
their wealth was accumulated through
class legislation. Instead of skill, toil
and effort, it was combination and com
petition that controlled the price of
labor. God made the world on a free
trade plan. Each should apply his
labor, to what he can best produce and
tariff that goes into the United States
treasury ten dollars go into the pockets
of the manufacturer.- The workingman
pays the tax that the manufacturer may
live in a palace. If lie could buy in a
free market he could buy a dress for his
wife instead of for another man's wife,
mere were two sides to the question :
the robber, and the robbed. If. the
foreigner pays -the tax then how
does the tariff protect. He had
panes of glass in his cottage windows
that cost him $24 each and the
tariff amounted to $9 a pane. There
was not a man in the country capable of
writing an extended article on protec
tion without damning the whole busi-
i. No tariff can protect a commodity
we export. The Dalles people knew
nothing of corn but he hinted they were
familiar with corn juice. . He raked the
reciprocity clause of the KcKinley bill,
fore and aft. The South American re
publics exported the same things we ex
port. If we send them farm machinery
it is sold at from 17- to 37 per cent,
cheaper than to the farmers of the United
States. A great paper had said so.
A law that says "You will not buy,"
says "You shall not sell." Farmers
were taxed' $100 for each family. It is
in protected centers where we have dis
content and low wages. - There was not
a tramp in the country thirty years ago.
The' tramp is the product of protection. -
The lowest, wages and the highest pro
tection are found side by side. English
manufacturers are content with this
country's policy. It gives them
the control of the commerce - of
the world. There was not a ship on
the ocean carrying the American flag.
captain Bell then paid his respects to
Carnegie and his millions, acquired, as
he claimed, through the protective tariff
on iron. We needed no protection for
iron. England had to go down an aver
age of 1,500 feet, into the bowels of the
earth, for her iron. In the United
States it was piled up in mountains that
kissed the stars.
The above is only the barest outlines
of an able address, viewed from a free,
traders stand point. It was frequently
interrupted by applause and was ap
parently well received by the democratic
portion of the audience. .
Shoeing; s Pauper's Horse.
Murdered at a Picnic.
Mahtsvillk, Cal.,'May-25. At an in
quest held on the remains of Jesse G.
Eoulk, who was shot at a picnic a week
ago, the jury brought in a verdict charg
ing W. R. Lane with murder, and La
cian Dynelly, with being an accessory.
Lane is now recovering from bis wound,
and will be arrested. Dynelly is in jail "
and makes light of his connection with
State, District aoiCoitj
For Supreme Judge
Alfred S. Bennett.
For Attorney General,
G-eorge E. Chamberlain.
For Member of Congress,
2d District -
James H. Slater.
, . For Circuit Judge,
W. L. Brad.sh.aw.
" For Prosecuting Attorney,
J. F. Moore.
For Member State Board Equalization
trade for what he cannot produce. In
ing agent of the boat company, and the direct taxation was the most oppressive
reporter was appointed a committee of ( of all taxation. The wavs and means
one to put it in execution. Repairing committee conferslwith manufacturers as
to the pantry where Captain McNulty
was partaking of a hasty cup of coffee ;
the suggestion was made that it would
confer a great pleasure on the passengers
if the boat was put in for a few minutes
at Memaluse Island to allow those of us
who...: had never , visited it . to
see that, ancient burial place, where
Vic Treyitt and so many aborigenes
sleep their last sleep. The captain
promptly replied. "I will see when I
get up to the island and stop if it is pos
sible to do so." Apd he was as good as
his word, and a large number landed
and clambered up the sand slopes that
led to the Indian graves. ' They are four
in number. Three are covered enclos
ures made apparently out of "punch
eons' or rived timbers, and covering a
space.. each of. about ten feet square,
covered-on : top. The "puncheons" of
the fourth have rotted and fallen and
the bones and skulls lie" exposed.- - In
this last the reporter counted nearly 50
skulls ; that lay exposed while prob
ably as many or more were covered
up. Possible quite as many skulls were
in each of the three other inclosures.
The merest g lance at the skulls could
distinguish two kinds," one the ordinary
Indian skull and the other that of the
to how much the people can bear. Then
the manufacturers meet and regulate the
output. There was no competition on
wholesale prices, it was only among
retailers. Prices were regulated by the
tariff. The half a cent duty ' on refined
sugar put - fifteen millions into the
pockets of the sugar refiners. - Pro
tection died m 18o7 and was rather
decently interred, but a tariff was levied
in 1861 "to save the Union." He
had a deep conviction that the war en
ded whdh Lee surrendered, but boys
who' were then in their mother's lap
seem to think the Union is not saved
yet. The rich had a hearing in congress
and the long ears of congress were laid
back to listen to them. The' first pro
tective law was framed 90 years ago.
Manufacturers said : "Give us a chance
for our infant .industries." Congress
imposed a duty of 8 per cent. Then the
infant grew and still the tax kept in
creasing. ' He prayed the Immaculate
God that the infant might never reach
maturity, for then it i would - surely
want a thousand per cent. ' No
man can tell 'how much tax he
pays. He would rather pay less tax and
feel it. Indirect taxation was invented
.by monarchy. For every dollar of the
Kingsley, May 20, 1891.
Editor Chronicle: In your last official
report of the expenditures of the county
there was an item that read, "Shoeing a
pauper's horse. $2.50." Now some of
the taxpayers out here would like to
have a little light on this item. Are our
paupers furnished with horses to ride
around the country on, and are these
horses shod at the county's expense?
And if so, does it cost $2.50 to get a pau
pers horse shod when a non-pauper can
get it done for $1.50 to $2.00. Believing
in the uniform fairness and honesty of
The Chronicle, and that it will tell the
truth, I ask for an explanation. -
The county has an orphan boy in' its
charge who got bitten on the heel by a
snake. The wound was neglected and
when the lad came to the. poorhouse it
was thought for a time his foot would
have to be amputated to save his life.
A successful effort was made to save the
foot and as soon as the wound healed
up, arrangements were made to send the
lad to the public school in this city. As
it was impossible for him to walk a dis
tance of over three miles, he was fur
nished with a horse which cost the
county $20, and which is said to be worth
the money at any time he is not needed.
The horse had a pair of old shoes put on
his fore feet on Feby. 4th, by Young
& Kuss, and a full new set on April 19.
The charge for the pair was 50 cents and
for the set $2.00, the common charge for
such work, everywhere. These are the
facts in the case. Men will judge
whether it was wiser or more humane to
allow an orphan cripple to grow up in
ignorance or furnish him with such ed
ucation, in the onlv way it could be fur
nished, as might fit him for earning his
own living and thus be removed from
the position of a county charge. Editor.
Republicanism at Cascade Locks.
William . Hughes.
For Joint Senator, 17th District,
man and Wasco counties, .
J. A.. Smith,.
For Joint Senator, ISth District, Gillian,
Sherman and Wasco counties, .
G. W. Rinehart,
For Joint Representatives,. 18th Reptv
- tentative District, Sherman and
H. E. Moore,
.. For County Judge
, GEORGE C. BLAKELEY.
For Countv Clerk.
JAMES B. CROSSEN.
For Countv Sheriff,
THOMAS A. WARD.
For Countv Treasurer, '
WILLIAM K. CORSON. 1
For County Assessor,
GEORGE T. PKATHER.
' For Countv Surveyor.
P. P. UNDERWOOD.
For School Superintendent,
F. P. FITZGERALD.
For Countv Commissioner,
For Countv Coroner.
. JOHN W.MOORE. 4-2it
Cascaok Locks, Or., May ISth.
Last evening was spent in reorganiz
ing our old club; starting anew under
the name of the Young .Men's Republi
can club. We were treated to a rousing
speech bv C. F. Candiani a scion of one
of the noble families of sunny Italy
Fifty name were enrolled, those of our
best and most prominent citizens. The
following -"officers ' were elected. A.
Watt, President; D. Callahan, Vice
President; E. P. Ash, Secretary; W
Day, II. A. Leavens and J. M. Mclsacca,
Executive Committee. ' YonYosson.
The vast facilities of J. C. Ayer Co., of
Lowell, Mass., enables them to place the
Superior Blood -purifier Ayer's Sarsa
parilla within easy reach of the poorest
invalid. Don't, be induced to. take a
cheap" substitute. Always remember
that the best is the cheapest.
Overproduction of Leather.
Johnstown, Pa., May 25. On account
of the overstocked maket the tanneries
of the United States have decided ' to
close for sixty days, beginning on June
1st. This will take 2,500,000 skins out
of the market.'
The hardest wood known is said to .be
cocus wood. Jt turns the edge of an ax,
however well tempered, so it isjclaimed.
State, District and County
For Supreme Judge,'
F. A. Moore.
For Attorney General,.
Lionel R. Webster.
1 For .Member of Congress,
W. R. Ellis.
For Circuit Judge,
George . Watkins.
' For Prosecuting Attomev,
W. H. .Wilson.'
For Member State Board Equalization?
John L. .Luckey.
For Joint Senator, 17th District, consist- 1
ing of Sherman and asco Counties,
H. S. McDaniels.
For Joint Senator, 18th District, consist
ing of Gilliam, bherman and
W. W. Steiwer.
For Joint Representatives, 18th Repre.
sentative lhstrict, consisting ot
. Sherman and Wasco
E. N Chandler,
T. R. Coon.
" For Countv Judge, .
C. N. THORNBURY. . .
For Countv Clerk, -J.
For Countv Sheriff,
C. P. BALCH.
For Countv Commissioner,
H. A." LEAVENS.
For Countv Treasurer,
WM. MICHELL. .
For Countv Assessor
For Countv School Superintendent,.
For Countv Surveyor,
E. F. SHARP. .
For County Coroner,
N. M. EASTWOOD.