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Wti DiXlJBS DECEMBER 23, 18SS.
f , The City. ' V '
V. A. Dunlap of Klamath falls, is In
the city. - ' ; .'
L. J. Lu&y of Prineville, te in the
Up to 12 o'clock noon, today, A in
ches of show had fallen in The Dalles.
"0, the show, the beautiful snow."
How onioklv it romeH. How Quick doe
it go. '. ' ' ' .
The Columbia at this point today
License to wed has been issued to Mr,
Jefferson D. Hockman and Miss Katie
A colony of beaver in Hood river will
prooauir De exierminateu hub wiuicr,
as trappers are on their trail.
- Capt. Stamp, the well known Snake
river steamboat man, is confined at St.
Vincents hospital by sickness.
Frank Middleton, formerly of the Sun
In this city, lost his little daughter
Trancis, in Portland last week.
Hon. J. P. O. Lownsdale, and other
members of the state board of equaliza
tion, are in The Dalles today.
C. E. Corson is enjoying the snow
atorm in Portland todav. 'That is if
ihey have snow down in webfoot.
A detachment of Watson's surveyors,
mployed by the government, are taking
' the high and low water levels in The
In 1883 the heavy fall of snow at The
Dalles commenced December 13th,
pretty much the same as it Sid at 8
o'clock p. m. yesterday.
A whole month of fine weather gone
nd yet nothing is being done at the
ascade locks. Let the motto be,
"Work while it is : Day."
Judge A. S. Bennett was a passenger
to Portland bv the afternoon train last
tight. He will be absent a portion of
this week on legal business.
Capt. J. E. Lombard of the Portland
ice company, is at Hood River today
arranging for a crop of ice to be delivered
n board cars at the station.
Work on the Oak Grove water ditch
has been suspended for the winter, and
the outfit of the Celestial camp hauled
in to The Dalles for shipment to Port
land. The office furniture, safe, etc., for the
Columbia Railway and Navigation com
pany, arrived today, and is being placed
in headquarters over French & Co.
Senator Steiwer will introduce a bill
to amend the charter of Fossil, greatly
increasing the powers of the common
ounci! in the matter of street improve
ments and levying taxes.
Passenger No. 7, west-bound, due
bere at at 4:H0 p. tn. yesterday, did not
arrive until 7:20 on. account of enow in
the Blue ' mountains. . The passengers
dined here, and proceeded on their way.
A good landing at Palmers has been
sounded out by the Regulator. A road
ia to be built up the side of the bluff,
and a hotel and livery stable at that
point is proposed, as a means of accom
modating the Trout lake travel.
Dufur claims the largest and best hall
in the county, it being 40x100 feet. Our
good friends np Dufur way, evidently
overlooked Hood river says the Glacier,
which has in its Armory building a hall
48x100 with a mortgage in addition.
Dr. C. F. Candiani has disposed of his
took of drugs, liquors, etc., at Cascade
Locks to Frank Pozzi, who will continue
the business at the same place. Dr.
Candiani retains a connection with the
business as dispensing druggist. The
consideration of the sale was $847.75.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Kuck left this
morning upon a bridal tour to Chicago.
A host of friends and acquaintances ex
tend the happy couple many wishes for
a joyful and pleasant trip, long life, per
petual happiness, etc.
Winans Bros, contemplate some pretty
extensive improvements at their Colum
bia river fish wheels above The Dalles
this year, one of which will be a cable
and cage system of shipping across the
river to the cannery from the Washing
W. Ross Winans, of the new Hood
river town Winans, is in the city. He
reports a fine discovery of onyx, and
other valuable materials and minerals
in the vicinity of his place, which will
yery greatly enhance values about that
Hon. G. Wingate, an Astoria capital
ist, is in the. city today. He says the
prospects of Astoria are growing mor
hopeful daily for railway connection by
two lines with the outside world. One
ia the Willamette valley, and one down
the south bankpf the Columbia.'
The Glacier says Will Languille was
at Cloud Cap last week, and found
everything snug and safe. He traveled
'on snow shoes from the 9-Mile poet, and
found the snow at the Inn from five to
ten feet deep. It is probably very much
Looking out upon ftbe streets today,
one can see with what earnestness Dalles
citv peovle avail themselves of the de
lights afforded by "a streak of winter."
Snow-balling, sleighriding, coasting, in
all styles "and to order," prevail on
evnry hand. The Dalles can turn out
some nice rigs in a short time for gliding
over tne fnon-. and the' plu-ugly puts
in its appearance about as readily.
Judge' Bradehaw adjourned court in
department No. 2 in Portland, Saturday
afternoon and left on a trip up the valley.
He will return Wednesday, and will sign
the journal, but will not hear any cases.
He is expected home Thursday morning
pi this week.; . , .
Hon. H. S. Wilson has returned fro
his official visit lo Goldendale. The
contested election cases in which he was
retained turned outivery. satisfactory to
his clients. In some respects the Aus
tralian ballot in Washington differs from
that of Oregon.
Miss Mary Snipes drove into" the city
todav in her phfeton, bringing with her
as many beautiful 'chrysanthemums ap
she could conveniently load behind the
dashboard. Surrounded by snow, on
the earth and falling from the sky, the
contrast was one to be greatly admired.
Jameson's, detachment of Indians
created a furore in social circles. They
appeared on the streets "admired by all
admirers" in all their glory of striped
blankets. Blanket Indians are becom
ing ho rare in tht metropolis now that
they attract considerable attention.
Last year Oregon's thirty -one county
boards of equalization returned to the
secretary of state a total taxable prop
erty of $128,447,746. This year the same
returns show a total taxable property of
When the morning Missoulian first
appeared in its reduced size, brought
about by hard times and the democratic
triumph, the editor playfully obnerved :
"We feel this morning very 'much like
4estive damson when the fair Deliah
clipped his whiskers."
A conference of Inland Empire stage
managers is being held at The Umatilla
today. Members of the conference are
A. W.. Branner of Nansene, A. H.
Boomer of Boise City, J. D. Parish of
California, and J. B. Keenev of Pendle
ton ; all old veterans in the business,
and closely connected with the lines of
the Oregon, California and Idaho Stage
Mayor Mays was seen wending his
way homeward Saturday evening with a
beautiful Plymouth rock rooster under
his arm. It is supposed to have come
from Phirman's hen roost. At all events
it may he taken as a fact that our worthy
mayor has decided to branch out in the
.stock business and no longer confine his
operations to cattle and sheep. It is
understood Phirman raises no ob
Since writing a paragraph on the sub
ject of jute I'ags, we learn that-the Walla
Walla works cover a whole block. More
than 100,000 sacks were made this year;
which by reason of competition, greatly
reduced the entire stock used bv ' the
farmers, and it is thought that within a
short time enough sacks will be manu
factured to fill the demand for eastern
Sheriff T. A. Ward of this city, Sheriff
Leslie of Sherman county, and the
sheriffs of Baker and Umatilla were pas
sengers to Portland last night. They go
to attend the annual meeting of the
Oregon Sheriffs Association. This will
be the last meeting of the asnociation
liefore the legislature assembles, and it
is presumed they will be prepared tn
read the riot act to the assembly in case
some existing wrongs in eherins official
capacity are not righted.
Mr. Simeon Bolton of Goldendale is
in the city. He says the Klickitat irri
gation scheme, started on the eastern
border of that county, is promising of the
greatest favorable results. Water will
he taken out of the Big Klickitat river,
canal will cover thousands of
acres of the finest land in the country.
One can set a plow in the soil there and
drive for eighteen miles without once
taking the plow out, over a prairie al
most as level as a house floor.
It has been announced in both the Or
egonian and the Telegram, since The
Chronicle announced the fact, that Day
Bros, have filed their bonds for the
faithful performance of their en tract for
the cascade canal and locks "If there
is any dependence to be placed upon
the Oregonian and Telegram, this an
nouncement should settle the matter.
But why is it that certain persons in
Portland are so very anxious to make
bets that the cascade canal and locks
will not be completed within ten years?
Perhaps it is the last lingering "wish,
which is farther to the thought."
In passing sentence upon Williams,
the colored brute of Portland, convicted
of rape; ' after listening to his plea for
leniency, and a promise to become
better man, Judge Bradshaw said : "It
is extremely proper that Williams
should become a better man ; in fact, a
much better man. Tha conrt further
said that the crime of which the pris
oner was convicted of attempting is one
of the most atrociotiB on the records
and ever has been so. To be sure the
crime was not so flagrant as it might
nave ueen. j ne prisoner nad not suc
ceeded in carrying out his purpose, and
this fact would be credited 'to him in
years of servitude. Therefore the judg
ment of the court was that Williams
should pass the next seven years of hie
life in the Salem penitentiary." The re
port says Williams, apparently, couM
not realize for a few minutes just what
had struck him, and had the sentence
been for seventy years he would not
have - appeared more astonished.
"Why," said he, "I expected not over
four years, and thought I would get off
with two.!' , "
Following is the list of members of the
state board of equalization, in session in
this city today:'- 1st Judicial District,
V. "Dunlap: comprising Lake, Klam
ath, Jackson and' Josephine counties.
2d, A. C. Woodcock, Eugene; Curry.
CooB,'Donglas, Lane, and Benton.' 3d
S: D. Gibson, Salem ; Tillamook, Yam
hill, Polk, Marion and Linn. 4th, J. P.
O. Lownsdale, Multnomah county.-.' 5th
G. Wingate, Astoria; Clatsop, Coin m:
bbia, Washington and Clackamas. 6th,
W. G. Hunter, Island City; Harney,
Malheur, Baker, Union, Grant, Wallowa
and Umatilla. 7th, J. L. Lucky, Prine
ville: Crook.' Wasco, Morrow, Ghtiam
Cant. Svmons has returned from his
investigation of Snake river above Hunt
ineton, to see whether it is adapted for
steamboat navigation, and to make a rp
port in regard to the necessity for draws
in the bridges built by the Union Pacific
across that stream. He went up as far
as Boise city; which is above the upper
bridge. He Snakes no public report
concerning the river, but of the Boise
city natatorium, with dancing ball and
restaurant attached, he .'expresses him
self delighted; -says it is one of the finest
places imaginable. There is a hot
spring in the bills about a mile back of
the city, and by boring there a plentiful
supply of hot water was secured."" This
s used for filling the huge bath in the na
tatorium and is also utilized for heating
houses. The water is very wholesome,
but has a little snlphur in it. The hath
is a favorite place of resort, and is a
credit, to the city.
The state board of equalization are
in The Dalles today. The president
of the board, Hon. J. P. O. Lownsdale of
of Portland, was compelled by sickness to
so home. They will not find an as
sessment in this county as it is in Mult
nomah, where it is said the county con
tin ne? tn assess mortgages at titty per
cent of their face and allow them to be
deducted from assessments 'of individ
uals at their full value. This is the way
it works : B has a piece of real estate
worth " $400,000, which is assessed at
l'50,000. On this piece of real estate is
a mortgage for $150,000 which is de
ducted, .leaving $100,000 for B to pay
taxes on. Now, this mortgage is as
sessed at half its value, or $75,000. Be
fore B imirtpiged his valuable real es
tate he' paid taxes on $250,000, but since
iie made a money lender' his guardian
the oniity has received taxes on only
$100,000 of real estate value, and on $75,
000 of mortgage value, a total value of
$175,000, a loss in assessment value of
$75,000. This filches the county, bur
dens the honest taxpayer, relieves the
manipulator and gives the money lender
In the report of court proceedings in
Portland recently, in a cause wherein
the so-called "detective" service figured
extensively, the reporter Bays : "At the
evening session, Mr. Henry E. McGinn
scored the Pinker ton national detective
agency. Me compared it witn a certain
animal of the southern states which first
lulls its victim to sleep and then sucks
his life blood. It was composed of men
who would accept any occupation in
order to escape labor bv which they
could earn a living. . Men who wanted
to get rid of the responsibilities of life
were employed by the agency, and one
of their dutieB was to first tempt a man
to commit a crime and then profit by
the result. These men traveled from
one city to another, like tramps, with
the exception that they were occasion
ally compelled to live under assumed
names. Pinkertonism was a monstrous !
evil, born in iniquity and reared in j
wickedness, ' and should be abolished, j
He cited a case in which the Pinkertons
bad induced a man to enter a bank with I
had him arrested. He would like to .
have the law so that no private detect
ive's evidence could be accepted unless
it was corroborated."
Mr. F. A. Cook, the traveling sales-
mau of this district for Wadhams & Co.,
Portland, is now returning from his last
tour of the Inland Empire for 1S92, and
is stopping over in The Dalles today. We
do not natter Mr. Uook a bit when we
credit him with being one of the ex
ceptionally few traveling salesmen
whose mind and attention is diverted to
thinking and talking of methods calcn
lated to benefit the ' producer. His ob
servations have lead him to advise great
er production of stock hogs. He has
noticed that the farmer who has hogs to
sell this fall does not complain of hard
times like the extensive wheat producer
uud some others.' Mr. Clark says Klicki
tat county could raise a million
dollars' worth of bogs, and the cry from
packers would be for more. If the fig
ares were published, showing the sum of
money sent from Oregon to the east, for
hams, beacon, lard, butter, eggs, etc.,
commodities which may be readily and
economically produced here, it would
paralyze the public. He is of the opin
ion that large packing establishments
located in The Dalles, would supply
Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, and other
points of the Pacific northwest, at a con
siderable advance . on prices paid in
Chicago, Kansas city, etc., because of
the great saving in freights. The
Chronicle has advocated this branch of
business for The Dalles hitherto, and we
are pleased to find in Mr. Clark a first
class assistant, from whom, in a short
time, we hope to obtain some solid facts
and figures. -
A member of the Marion delegation to
the assembly is quoted as saying that
"there is not a thousand jute sacks sol
to the Oregon farmers in a year," and
he will therefore,- perhaps, be found
standing in with the Oregonian corres
pondent, spectator, to prevent diverting
the. labor of Oregon convicts from cast
ing' stoves. Plainly sneaking, such
man is unfit to represent the state Tn its
legislative assembly. . . "Not a thousaud
jnte sacks sold to farmers in a year"
one of the wildest exaggerations. Look
at the millions of jute sacks going in
ships hold at Portland and Astoria
year by year, and then qualify suc-h an
expression to harmonize With the facts
if one can. It is very clear that there
are no wheat dealers yet discovered
liberal enough to donate these sacks to
the farmers, and they must be paid for
in depreciation of the crop or some
other manner. Eastern Washington
farmers," who have the advantages
cheap sacks, by reason of the labor of
convicts in the Walla Walla peniten
tiary, tell quite a different story as to
the wisdom of the Olympia assembly in
this matter, and when the Salem Solon s
assemble it will enhance the interests of
Oregon if such gentlemen as this Marion
county delegate are relegated to suhordi
nate positions on the committees.
Shut the door
against disease. Danger comes oft
enest through impure blood. Keep
your blood m order, and you keep
in health. For this, nothing equals
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discov
ery, It invigorates the liver, puri
fies and' enriches the blood, and
rouses every organ into healthy ac
tion. - Uy this means it cures. .liv
ery part of the system feels its
savin e influence. Dyspepsia, Indi
gestion, Biliousness, Scrofulous,
Skin and bcalp Diseases even
Consumption (or Lung -scrofula
in its earlier stages, all vield to it.
It's the only LiverBlood and Lung
Remedy that s guaranteed to bene
fit or cure, or the money is re
funded. Trying terms to sell on
but it's a medicine that can carry
44 Golden Medical Discovery
contains no alcohol to inebriate,
and no syrup or sugar to derange
It's a concentrated vegetable ex
tract; put up m large bottles;
pleasant to the taste, and equally
good tor adults or cnuaren.
A- A. Brown,
Keep full assortment of
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
whiofc be offer at Low Figure.
SPECIAIi :-: PRICES
to Cash Buyers.
Hiilest Cash Prices for
170 SECOND STREET.
FRENCH & CO.,
TRANSACT A GENEBAL BANKING BUSINESS
Letters of Credit issued available in ' he
Sight ' Exchange and Telegraphic
lransterssoldon JNew York, Utncatro, et
Louis, San Francisco, Portland Oregon,
Seattle Wash., and various points in Or
egon and w ashington.
Collections made at all points on fav
The St. Charles Hotel,
This old, popular and reliable house
has been entirelv refurnished, and every
room haB been re papered and repainted
and newly carpeted throughout. The
house contains 170 rooms and is supplied
with every modern -convenience. Kates
reasonable. A good restaurant attached
to the house. Frer bus to and from all
C. W. KNOWLES, Prop.-
175 Second Street, - The Dalles,. Oregon
of all the
'"' ". Drugs. Chemicals, Etc. -
..-ARTISTS MATERIALS.-.'. V
fffiT"Country and Mail Orders will receive prompt attention. . .
THE DALLES LUMBERING CO..
1 ' INCORPORATED 188a.
No. 67 Washington Street. . . . The Dalles.
. Wholesale and Retail Dealers and Manufacturers of
Building Material anil Dimension Timber, Doors, Windows, Moldings, House Furnishings, El -
Special Attention given to the Manufacture of Fruit and Fish
Boxes and Packing Cases. '
SVKrtoary and liumber "ST ard tt Old J5t. XJalloa.
DRY Pine, Fir, Oak and
JOBBERS AND RETAILERS OF
Hardware, Tinware, Etc., Etc.
CORNER SECOND AND FEDERAL STREETS.
flsopn and Charter Oak
STOVES AND BARGES.
Gnus, Ammunition and Sporting Goods.
WAGON MAKERS' MATERIAL,
PUMPS AND PIPE,
Grandall & Barget,
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN
Undertakers and Emboilmers.
NO. 166 SECOND STREET.
( Successors to L. D.
- A General Line of
Horse Furnishing Goods.
EEPAIEIK"Q PEOMPTLY and iraJATIiT tvynttt.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Harness, Briflles, IMds, Horse BMets, Etc.
Full Assartment of Mexican Saifllery or Stamiiel
SECOND STREET. - .
New - Umatilla- House,
THE DALLFS, OREGON. ',
. SINNOTT& FISH, PROP'S.
Ticket and Baggage Office of the U. P. R.
Union Telegraph Office are in the Hotel.
Fire-Proof Safe for the Safety of all Valuables.
LARGEST : AND ; FINEST
Hexu Qolumbia .6. jlote
THE DALLES, OREGON.
3est Dollar a Day
First-CIass Meals, 25 Cents.
First Class Hotel in Every Respect.
None but the
The Dalles Mercantile Co.,
Dry Goods, Clothing, Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots,
Shoes, Hats, Caps, Groceries, Hardware,,
Crockejy, Hay, Grain, Feed, Etc.
390 to 394 Second St.,
Standard. Patent. Afpdi rina
Slab WOOD Delivered to
of the city.
Wagons and Carriages.
Reapers and Mowers.
AGENTS FOR '
Mitchell, Lewis & Staver Cos
Agricultural Implements and Machinery
OF A TjT.
- - THE DALLES. OS
R. Company, and office of the Wester
: HOTEL : IN : OREGON.
House on the Coast!
Best of White Help .Employed.
Nicholas, Prop. '
The Dalles, Or.