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THE DALLES' WEEKLY CHRONICLE, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1892.
SETTLERS IN DANGER.
Decision of the Courts Allow Their
Lands to lie Jumped.
TTCH HH.L ROAD.
-COMMISSIONS ! TO BE REDUCED.
: : The Western Traffic Association Makes
THE OltlAT NORTHERN KAIL. WAV.
President Hill Fashing the Work and
Looking for Business Will .
Make a Stir Soon.
Guthiue, O. 1., May 18. A report
reaches here of an alarming state of af
fairs in portions of Greer county. The
people who are now settled there took
their lands under the laws of Texas, and
many hold from COO to 1 ,200 acres, having
it all fenced and largely improved.
Since the recent ruling of the supreme
court adverse to Texas, ' it ' has become
almost a certainty that the court will
finally decide -in favor of the United
States and the land will become part of
the public domain.' In this case, the
people who are now there will be able
to hold 160 acres each, and there will be
many thousands of acres of improved
land for other parties. A large number
of stragglers from the recent Cheyenne
and Arapahoe opening, have learned of
this fact and have gone into Greer
county to await the final decision of the
court. While many are acting fairly,,
buying the surplus lands from the orig
inal settlers, others are preparing to
jump the improved lands made by these
Judge Thnrnbury Pays the Locality an
. Official Visit.
County Judge Thornbury ' returned
from a trip to the region of Tygh hil
last evening. The new road over -this
greatest obstacle to the developement of
a rich and erowine section of the
I eountv. is far advanced from . what
! .Indue Thornburv expected to find
it, and, so far as constructed, be says
"It is more road, for the money ex
pended, than I have ever seen on the
face of the earth." A team can walk
along with a load without pulling the
life out of the horses, and the descent
is so eradual that Mr. Schanno drove a
team and buggy down the grade yester
day, without once applying the brake.
Just as the reporter left Judge Thorn
bury, after the conversation through
which the above facts were elicited, the
report of the Columbia bicycle club's
efforts to beat a train into New York,
from Chicago, with Gen. Miles' mes
sage, came to hand. The cyclists passed
Cleveland, Ohio, at 6 a. m. yesterday,
six and a half hours behind time, in
consequence of bad roads, bnt had made
un half an hour between Elyria and
Cleveland. "The roads are execrable,"
says the dispatch. To Ashtabula from
Madison, fifteen minutes time was lost,
and it says, "the couriers were com
pelled to dismount and push the wheels
much of the way." .Whether in Ohio,
riding a bicycle against time, or whether
in Oregon plodding along with a loaded
team, an "execrable road" which com
pells the man to "dismount and push
the wheels," is not just such attraction
as leads the soul heavenward. A team
ster who has pulled over Tygh hill these
many years, says the wear and tear, and
losses incident to the work necessary to
be done, if it could be collected in dol
lars and cents, would go a long ways
toward paying for all the county roads
Wasco has, and although now in other
business he feels like congratulating the
people who are deservingly benefitted
by the work at Tygh hill.
Suicide of W. A. Allen.
slugger Sullivan. An old gentleman, perhaps sixty
New Youk, May lil. One of the city j years of age, who has been an invalid
physicians made a thorough examina- j for a long time, while in a fitofdespond
tion of Slugger John L. Sullivan, yester- j ency committed suicide last night, at his
day. After looking over the massive
frame of the pugilistic champion with a
good deal of care and thoroughness, the
doctor said : "In all my life I have
never seen such a magnificient specimen
of muscular development, and indeed I
do not think that another such a man is
living. You are in perfect health, Mr
Sullivan ; your . heart, liver, stomach,
lungs and other organs are all perform
ing their work properly. You are phys
ically sound, and with some of the super
fluous flesh in the abdominal region re
moved, your power of endurance would
The Masher Messiah.
Chicago, May 19. Doctor (so-called)
Teed, of the Koreshan community, has
been made defendant in another $100,
000 damage suit. The complainant is
Thomas Cole, manager of a local canning
company ; his grievance is allienation
of his wife's affections. Mrs. Cole be
came an inmate of one of 'feed's
"heavens" some time ago.
Water Works Association.
New York, May 19. Yesterday fore
noon the twelfth annual meeting of the
American Water Works association be
gun its session at the Metropolitan hotel.
Over one hundred members were pres
ent, and several hundred more are ex
pected. Papers on technical subjects
were read, and a reception given by the
home between Five and Eight-mile
creeks, near this city. -He was attended
by members' of the family, and his son
was watching with him last night, when
the old man told him to go to sleep, and
get some rest. The sou did so, and
slept quite a while. When he awakened
the father was missing from his bed,
and search was immediately instituted,
resulting in finding the body outside of
the house, with the throat cut. It was
very apparent, froih all the circum
stances, that it was a case of suicide.
An inquest will be held this evening by
Coroner Michell. Mr. Allen was a
widower, and a man of more than ordi
nary ability, who has undoubtedly seen
better days then those of his last few
years. He was from Denver to The
Dalles, and has a son in Indiana, a
daughter in Arlington, and
family of children here.
THE WORST IS PAST.
Waters of the Mississippi Slowly Eeced-
ins at St Ms.'
THE SITUATION IS .VERY SERIOUS!
Ten Million Bushels of Wheat Lost as
no Crop can be Raised. .
ONE HUNDRED MILLS AFFECTED.
Impossible to Adequately Estimate the
Damage Valuable Lands
);. Louis, May 23. The waters of the
Mississippi began receding slowly Satur
day afternoon, and the worst is pass
bnt pen is incapable of picturing the
distressing scenes. Ten thousand peo
ple are homeless in the stretch of coun
try between this city and Cairo, and
500,000 acres of growing grain, hi.e been
destroyed utterly. The great American
bottom, com prising most of the Atchison
and St. Clair counties, one of the great
est potato fields of the Mississippi valley,
is entirely innndated, and will not yield
a single potato. The cabbage crop is
also ruined. Tributary to St. Louis, the
seriousness of the situation may be
faintly realized when it stated that of all
the land under water at -least 500,000
acres was in wheat, and considering the
fact that no crop can be raised this year,
this means that not less, than 10,000,000
bushels of wheat is lost. In addition to
this, homes have been wrecked, cattle
have been drowned and lakes and ponds
formed where the lands were dry for
years. This renders what was formerly
valuable land worthless. .Over one-
hundred flour mills are affected more or
less in the flooded districts ; farm labor
ers are out of .work for the season, as
well as miiimen, and so the tale 91 woe
increases. At Cairo the riyer is twenty
miles wide, and has eaten away homes,
drowned stock and submerged farms.
Reports from sections adjacent to East
St. Louis are more favorable. The rail
ways nave not yet Degnn using their re
cently-abandoned tracks. In North St,
Louis the oackwater caused many sew
ers to burst and the health of the resi
dents of that section is in danger unless
there is speedy relief. The newspapers
and the board of trade are soliciting sub-
I scriptions for the flood sufferers. While
attempting to pass through the flooded
district at Kansas city Saturday the
Missouri Pacific accommodation was
stalled in the midst of the flood. A train
J of flat-cars long enough to reach from
dry ground to the stalled train, was
made up, and it backed np to the accom-
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a smaii modation, which' hitched on to it and
I pulled it out. The Arkansas passed the
East St. Louis Flood.
St. Louis, Mo., May 19. A report has
just reached here that the Ohio and,
Mississippi railroad line in East St.
Louis, which protected the main portion
of that city from the flood, has broken,
and the water is pouring into the town
in torrents, and people are fleeing for
their lives. -
' Fort Dodge Flood.
' Fobt Dodge, la., May 19. The flood
gates of heaven opened again yesterday,
and an immense amount of damage has
been done. The Des Moines river rose
eight feet and is now "Vising two inches
an hour. The Little Sioux valley is un
der water. It is feared that the loss of
life will be heavy.
An English Earthquake.
London, May 18. A rather severe
earthquake shock was , felt . early this
morning in Cornwall. Houses rocked,
crockery .was broken and chimneys were
overturned. The movement lasted sev
Paris, May 18. It is reported that the
French fnrwa at Tnnnnin rantnred the
pirate's stronghold, killing 125 pirates.
The French lost five officers and fifty
Massillon, O., May 19. A bright
comet has been discovered by Massillon
observers. It is circular and has a rapid
notion. It is in the constellation of
Fenang and Sumatra Shaken. '
t . r nL!U. i i :
in San Francisco from"the east yesterday.
The naval appropriation
finally been disposed of.
' It. 8. Thompson Found.
' An item of news in Tne Chronicle
; last night from San Francisco; concern
ing the disappearance of a very worthy
' gentleman, Mr. R. S. Thompson; caused
j considerable solicitude. Mr. T. was for
a long time a resident of this county,
and his hospitable Jersey ranch is re
membered by many of the old-time resi
dents, besides he has relatives here who
felt quite uneasy when the report ap
peared. As Mr. and Mrs. Thompson
! were expected here today on the noon
train, enroute to Colfax, the news was
sharp and startling. The welcome re
port came this morning that Mr.
Thompson had been found in San Fran
cisco, at an early hour yesterdhy morn
ing, but we are without further particu
lars, than that he had been absent from
his hotel since Wednesday, and -when
found was walking about the streets.
After 'quoting a portion of the follow
ing item from The Chronicle, May
12th, "Avery's Ox," as Bush used to
call Slater, actually thinks he is running
for congress in this district. What a
delusion." the Portland Dispatch says:
"Is not our friend getting a little mixed
in history? Senator "Slater never had
any connection with Avery's Ox. To
Long Primer Hall belongs the above,
and not Senator Slater. The CnKoxici.E
man is about as familiar with the sub
ject as he is with the tariff or other im
portant questions." The Citeonici.e
man is precisely correct. Long Primer
Hall left the Occidental Messenger before
Senator Slater's connection -with the
paper, and as Bush had his controversy
with J. C. Avery, the owner, and Slater
dipped in his oar, Bush "fixed" him so
well that it was not difficult to recognize
him, for years afterward, as the "col
ored man, educated at Oberlin," Avery's
Ox. Why, Tony, you was the devil in
the office, and you know that our his
tory is all right. '
Gen. Alger has been again earnestly
recommended by the republicans of
Michigan and the belief is expressed by
them that his nomination at Minneapo
lis, "if made, will lead to a glorious vic
tory." Which is very flattering to Gen.
Alger, but it really doesn't count. This
is not hiryear and there is not a remote
probability that the indorsement that
his home folk have given him will have
the-effect, of resuscitating his boom,
That interesting political bantling ex
pired some time ago and it ought in de
cency' to be laid away.
jgreat rise of 1884 by twelve inches.
Thirty persons were drowned atRedfield
by caving banks. The country adjacent
to Plumb and Wattersick bayous, the
finest quality of bottom lands, is all un
der water. To add to the flood's dam
age, a cyclone passed south of Texarkana,
Saturday, causing devastation and deso
lation. Houses and fences were leveled
for miles. The wind was accompanied
ty excessively heavy thunder and great
quantities of sand, though there is no
dry sand within 100 miles of the city.
The Des Moines river began rising again
Saturday, but is now at a stand, but
reached a foot above the highest point
at any stage the pre-ent season. Relief
is asked for the flood sufferers of Iowa
and Arkansas. In the latter state, over
a district comprising forty miles, the
crops of 15,000 people are ruined, and
the water will remain high so long that
replanting of corn is not to be thought of.
Until further notice the Regulator will
make trips to the Cascades and return
on Thursdays and Sundays, leaving
The Dalles at 7 a. m. Excursion rates.
50 cents for the round trip. 5-23tf
DR. ELIZA A. INGALLS, Physician, Sur
geon and Oceijht. Office: Rooms 40 and
47 Chapman Block.
, M. 8ALYER, Civil Engineering, Survey
ing, and Arcbitictnre. The Dalles, Or.
DR. ESHELMAN (HoxnPATHicj Physician
and Hukokon. Calls answered promptly.
day or night, city or country. Oflloe No. 30 and
37 Chapman block.. . wtf
DR. i. SUTHERLAND FELLOW or TRINITY
Medical College, and member of the Col
lege of Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario, Phy
sician and Surgeon. Office; rooms S and 4 Chap
man block. Residence; Judge Thorn bo ry'a 8ec
md street. Office hours; 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 4
md 7 to 8 p. m.
DR. O. 1). DOANE PHY8ICIAK AND SUB
qkon. Office; rooms 6 and 6 Chapman
Block. Residence No. 23, Fourth street, one
block south oi Court House. Office hours 8 to 02
A. M., 2 to 5 and 7 to i P. M.
DBIDDALL Dentist. Gas given for the
painless extraction of teeth. Also teeth
et on flowed aluminum plate. Rooms: Sign of
-he Golden Tooth, Second Street. v
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