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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1893.
The Weekly Ghronicle.
OFFICIAL PATER OF WaSIO rorXTY.
WAR IS IX THE AIR.
The city council in employing family
men to work, are doing a righteous ami
patriotic act. Many oilier cities are do
J The continually lessening supply of
. i clothing and woolen goods will drive the
! manuiacturer to resume work ttt lull
time soon, tariff or no tariff.
Something is taking place in Knrope,
but it is iuipossitilo to sav what it is.
British Guiana wants - our surplus
Chinamen for her sugar plantations and
because oulv the outward sign are oi1i,i minwi and will nnv a bounty ol lio
visible. An exchange says, to know ex-1 B head for them. Let them slide,
actlv what is soine on it woulu be nec-1 -
eaary to know the thoughts of the three
personages who are the masters of the
situation. These three persons are the
czar, the kaiser and the king ot Italy
What is visible, in the first place, is the
speech, marked with displeasure and
bad temper delivered by the czar on the
occasion of the inauguration of the port
of Libau, in which Alexander II de
clared that the Baltic ought to be in
pite of all opposition a Kussian lake,
the second sign of the times is the hold
ing of the German army maneuvers on
the French frontiers and the entrance of
Emperor William into Mets on the an
niversary of the capitulation of Sedan,
accompanied by the Crown Prince of
Italy. Thirdly, we have the significant
fact that the Italian military maneuvers
are also to be held on the Italian side of
the French frontier, and that the hatred
of Italians against the French is con
stantly on the increase.
Besides all these outward and visible
signs we have the fact that England is
again protesting more loudly than ever,
against the policy of France in Siara,
and now seems inclined to refuse what
he was only a short time ago ready to
accept. A recent expression by a noted
diplomat that "it looks as if Europe was
holding a dress rehearsal, in order to
find out what she would be able to do
against France in the event of a war"
sums np in a few words what is now
present in the thoughts of everybody.
The part played by Italy cansed much
anxiety during the disorders following
the Aiguee Martes troubles. Immedi
ately afterward the Italian government
asked for the advice of Germany, Aus
tria and England, all of which govern
ments advised moderation and calmness.
It seems incredible to everybody, how
ever, that such a petty riot, without any
real importance, and occurring at
such an insignificant place, should
have been made use of to bring on
a war. Personally, King Humbert
is very hostile to t ranee, and it is
in accordance with his wish, and in
spite of the advice of ministers, that
the Italian crown prince went to MeU
to witness the German army maneuvers
a few days since, a fact which is today
causing no little vexation in France.
In Louisiana the fugot and torture
rack are prepared, waiting tor the vic
tim, and law, although forewarned, is
powerless to prevent the outrage.
The senate is still temporizing on the
Sherman repeal bill. Public attention
refuses to be distracted by the elections
bill, the Everett bill, or even the tariff.
The senate will have to ante or pass
The daily reports of cholera in Hull,
London, Hamburg and other old world
points, have uo terrors for us now.
Last year they would have struck ns
with a nameless horror, but the demand
of Americans is for aaomething fresh,
even in bugaboos.
. Cleveland was bung in effigy in Cali
fornia for his supposed indifference to
the Geary act. Now if those zealous
Methodists of Oregon who want to keep
tbealmond-eyed heathen at home ould
do the same thing, what should Cleve
land doT The insult is senseles.
To oppose free coinage of silver one
does not oppose the use of a reasonable
amount of silver as money. Silver as a
metal has been upheld and petted long
enough by the government. If any one
needs any petting, now it is the farmer
who raises at present 40 cent wheal
The white people of the south have
since the war been taxing themselves to
provide education not only for their
own children, but for those of the
negroes. Many of the negroes are, with
increasing intelligence, becoming prop
erty holders, and some of them in Lou
isiana have accumulated fortunes of
from 150,000 to 1300,000.
VIEW OX DRUXKEXXESS.
The capital of Brazil is about to be
bombarded with its own guns, and the
chances are favorable for a restoration
of the monarchy. Great is war. Scarce
ly two years ago Brazil was a monarchy
and in arriving at the same condition
again thousands of lives have been sac
rificed, and millions of property destroyed.
The truth is, the greater the genuine
consequence of the man, the surer he in
not to take offense because his views are
asked for publication. He knows that
he is not obliged to give the requested
; interview, and that to ask him Is a com-
plimont. The request implies that his
j opinions are important, or his knowl
I edge unusual, or the reporter would not
he sent to him. The application for an
j interview suggests distinguished consid
I eration. A representative of so power
ful an engine of public opinion as a
great newspaper, who comes bearing a
request so complimentary, is not treated
as an interloper or a beggar by anybody
expect a fool. It is the petty follows,
not the abler men, who pretend to be
offended by such a mark of distinction.
New York Sun.
An alliance between France and
Russia sounds strangely. The one is
liberty-loving republic and the other
the most despotic of monarchies.
Both are powers not to be despised in
single combat with any one nation, and
together they make an alliance against
the triple combination formed against
France. They may well rail for hesita
tion before hostilities are inaugurated
and the arbitrament of war resorted to.
All the European powers are strongly
fortified with arms, munitions and men,
and to an uninterested obeeYver it might
appear that a great war was pending.
Such is likely to occur. The groat bur
den of supporting such a standing army,
If it will not breed war betweeu nations,
will cause the people themselves to be
so restless under the burden of taxation
as to rebel from the useless expenditures.
War is a luxury, and so are the conUi
tions attendant upon war.
Trad Gradually Uelllag Urea !
The simplest things are not the most
simple when studied. The good and
sincere total-abstinence advocate has a
high moral aim in view, and shows his
loyalty by his sacrificial spirit, and
thinks his case to clear and simple that
be never doubts it.
A circular of information compiled by
Arthur McDonald, specialist in the
bureau of education, U. S. government,
baa the following:
"To insist on total abstinence from
wine in France and beer in Germany ie
like objecting to the use of coffee and
tea in England or America. The ques
tion of total abstinence is manifestly a
local one ; ic is relative to the country,
or even state, city, or town. To insist
that drinking is either right or wrong in
the absolute enee is an attempt to make
the relative absolute, which is a contra
diction. There are two distinct ques
tions, the purely ethical and the purely
scientific; and while they are separated
for convenience, they are in reality to
gether, for in the end the facts decide
the "ought." The practical ethical
question seems to turn on this point,
to what extent the use of a thing should
be prohibited when it is abused. Many
ethical difficulties are not between good
and evil, but between two evils, as to
which is the lesser. Yet it must be ad
mitted that total abstinence is the safest
Eighty-six years ago Kobert Fulton
was ascending the Hudson river for the
first time by steam power. The "Cler
mont" steamed from New York to Al
bany in thirty-two hours. Two years
ago the Empire State Express ran on
the New York Central railroad from
New York City to Buffalo, a distance of
430 'a miles in 426 minutes. These are
two notable events which have trans
pired through the inventions applying
to steam power. They cover the entire
period of locomotion by means of steam,
less than one century. To traverse 140
miles on the Hudson in 1807 it took
Fulton thirty-two hours, or less than
four and one-half miles an hour. The
Empire Express in 1891 traversed 430
miles at the average rate of more than a
mile a minute.
Grant's Pass, says the Courier, does
not derive its horrid name from the fact
that General Grant passed through a
mountainous sap in that vicinity, nor
because he "passed on four kings"
while encamped at any point in the
beautiful Rogue river valley, but was
simply named thus because a stage sta
tion was located two miles north of here
about the time that Ulysses Grant cap
tured Vicksburg and his name was in
In California the beet sugar industry
has proved a gratifying success. Under
republican protection production has in
creased within three years from 8,000,
000 pounds of sugar in 1889 to nearly
2J,000,000' pounds in 1892. For 1893 the
estimate of the federal sugar inspector
is 42,000,000 pounds The San Francisco
Chronicle considers this too high, and
puts the probable output at 33,000,000
pounds, on which the bounty will be
About 20 years ago three young men
were publishing the Daily Herald In
Portland. These young men were Eu
gene Semple, A. Y. Ames and Sylvester
Pennoyer. There seems to have been a
gubernatorial bee buzzing around the
Herald sanctum, for all of them have
si nee been nominated for governor and
two of them elected Semple in Wash
ington, Pennoyer in Oregon and Ames
in Minnesota. Astoria Budget.
The Eugene Register covertly says a
word for the initiative and referendum
in the following: "Why would it not be
a good idea to abolish congress, and get
relief from this everlasting debate, which
is being carried on only for political ef
fect? If there is a man in the United
States senate who is so densely thick
headed or ignorant that be has nut yet
made np his mind how to cast his vote,
he ought to lie sent back to the state
where he belongs and confined in an
asylum for the insane.
Way down in Georgia even the
"change" is not what it was cracked up
to be. A letter received by a citizen
from friends in that benighted land says
they are living on persimmons, which
pucker up their stomachs, producing
fullness by contraction. How long it
will be before the stomach discovers the
mean trick cannot be guessed, but when
it does the simple explanation of a de
sire for change will not work. With
that organ there is a good deal of differ
ence in the otherwise relative terms
change and variety.
We have received a copy of "The
Swiss Initiative and Referendum," with
the compliments of the Oregon Farmers'
Alliance, Oregon State Grange, Oregon
Knights of Labor and the Federated
Trades Assembly of Portland. We have
briefly reviewed its contents in a previ
ous number, and "will do so again at no
distant day. The fact that the initia
tive and referendum has been success
fully in vogue in Switzerland for half a
century deprives its opponents of the
claim that It is not feasible, ami- it
should command a generous share of
respect with the people at large through
out Oregon, since it is supported by the
organizations named, which are among
the most worthy in the state.
Friday, September 22. The general
tone to the business situation shows
an improvement during the past few
days and has an encouraging appear
ance of a pick up. Trade is not really
brisk in any one line of goods, but is of
a healthy character, with more money
in circulation, and is steadily getting
back into its normal condition. Prices
continue steady in all lines of general
merchandise and groceries.
The market for country produce is de
void of much interest, as it is well
stocked with a general assortment, un
less it may be said in eggs ; the market is
bare, and an advance to 18 to 20 cents
per dozen is made within the past few
The green fruit market is sluggish and
is in large supply at nominal prices
In dried fruits there is a declining ten
dency, owing to the large surplus of the
product. Dried plums and prunes are
reported to have declined from 12 to 9
cents in Portland.
The poultry market continues without
change, although the deliveries are
limited to small, occasional lots.
The meat market from block does not
vary from the usual price. Beef on foot
24 to 2Sj per lb. Mutton $1.75 to 2.50
per heud. Pork on foot !' to 5.60 per
100 lbs. Pork dressed for the block is
quoted BS, to 7 cents per lb.
The wheat market w hich had a buoy
ant aspect a week ago, has met with a
reverse on account of a declining tend
ency in eastern markets, which have
chopped rapidly in the last few days.
In San Francisco a decline of 5 cents per
cental for May deliveries bus taken
ace, which was in sympathy with
other markets. European markets re
port a firmer tone after a short softening
on spot deliveries. Buyers for futures
show a disposition to be very consider
ate and are waiting for a more favorable
Our own market is under the influ
ence of the Portland and San Francisco
markets, which are reported dull and off.
Valley wheat is quoted at 90 cents to $1
per cental, and Eastern Oregon and
Walla Walla at 85 to 87.!,' per cental.
In The Dalles the quotations today
range from 45 to 47 cents per bushel.
The wool market is just as lifeless as
formerly with no appearance of an im
provement to take place in the near
future. The Boston and other eastern
markets are still dull.as indicated by the
following, from the Boston Advertiser of
the 15th inst., which of Australian
Australian wool is unchanged in tone
and prices. Business is dull and the
market is depressed, as the low price of
domestic neeces sun Keeps foreign wool
out of competition to a large extent.
The outlook is not promising and im
porters are still snipping wool back to
London for n market. Some was
shipped this week to be entered for the
sales the last of the month. . Carpet
wools are dull, but the foreign markets
are firm. Importers are not forcine
business on the present market, but pre
fer to Keep their wools in bond.
Wheat ,5 to 48c per bu.
Babi.by Prices are np to 75 to 85c
cents per 100 ibs.
Oats The oat market is light at 80
to 90 cents per 100 lbs.
Mn.LsTurrs Bran and shorts are
quoted at 1H 00 per ton. mid
dlings $22 50 to $23 00 per ton. Rolled
barley, 23 00 to 24 00 per ton. Shell
ed corn f 1 25 per 100 Ds.
Floub Salem mills flonr is quoted at
$4 25 per barrel. Diamond brand at
$3 50 per bbl. per ton and 13 75 per bbl.
Hat Timothy hav ran ires In nriiw
from $12 00 per ton. according Ui
quality and condition. Whent hay is
in full stock on a limited demand' at
$8 00 to $10 00 per ton. i
1'orAToKs ,7.5c wr 100 lbs.
P.l-TTKK Fresh roll butter at 50 to 65
wuts per roll. In brine or dry salt we
quote 30 to 40 cents er roll.
Eoos Good frtsh esss sell at Din.
Pofi.TKY Chickens, tire quoted at
$.'.00 to $3.00. Old fowls (3.00 per
P.K:r a MrrroN Beef cattle are in
better deimind at 2.2") per 100
weluht gross to $2.50 lor extra good.
Mutton is now quoted at $2 25
j Kr head. l orn ouering are ngui
j and prices are nominal gross
I weight and i'n cents dressed. Cured
! hog meats are quoted at 12'B cents hog
ConTEECosta Rica, is quoted at 24o
per lb., by the sack. Salvador, 2Sluc.
S ''oak Golden C, In bhls or sack ,
$S 87; Extra C, $ 12; Drv granulated
in 8H In boxes, D. G., in 30 lb boxes,
$2 75. Ex C, $2 25. GC $200.
Rica Japan rice, tUsft'c; Island,
rice, 7 cts.
Bkans Small whites, 4(oxvc;
Pink, 5c per 100 lbs.
Salt Liverpool, 501b sk, floe; 1001b
sk. $1 00; 2001b k, $2 00. Stock salt,
$13 50 per ton.
Duikd FuriTs Italian prunes, 12c per
lb, by box. Evaporated apples, 10rt 12'v
per lb. Dried grapes," (' 10c per pound.
VIQKTAIILCS AND FKl'ITS.
IIIDKS AND rt'HS.
Hints Are quoted as follows: Dry,
3,S..c lb; green, lS,C'i2l.
Sheep Pelts 25 to 50 ea. Deerskins,
20c lb for winter and 30c for summer.
Dressed, light $1 lh, heavy 75c lb. Bear
skins, $K(u$12 ea; lienver, $3 60 lb;
otter, $5; nsher, $."$." 50 : silver gray
fox, $10( $25 ; red fox, $1 25; grey fox,
$2 60(ir$3: martin, $lu$125; mink,
60c(355c; coon, 50c; coyote, 60cu 75c ;
badger, 25c ; polecat, 2uc(t45c ; com
mon house cat, 10c.ir25c ea.
Blakeley & Hought
175 Second Street. - The Dalles, o
lull lino of nil the Standard Patent M;
Drugs, Chemicals, Etc.
"Country and Mall Orders will receive prompt attention.
I. C. Nickelsen,
The Dalles, - - - Oregon
The oldest, largest, and beat mansj,
houne in School Hookas, and Dei
Mimical Instruments, Watches
Jewelry and Sporting Goodaj.
Agt. Hamburg-Bremen Steamship Co
TloUaMai to mil from Europe
Prompt Attention. Ixw Pkk-es. Up to thi Twsi
A Ward to Laities.
Ladies who desire a beautiful clear i
skin, free from pimples, boils, blotches j
and other eruptions, should commence ;
at once to use Dr. Gnnn't Improved
Pills. They will also remove that heavy
look aWit your eyes and make them
bright, and will cure headnche from
whatever cause it arises.. Kememher
yon are only required to take one tmnll
pill at bed time,- which is coated with
pure sugar and will not gripe or produce
any unpleasant sensation. Sale at 25
cents by lilakeley k ilouuhton. 3m
THE DALLES LUMBERING
No. G7 Washington Street. . . Tht t,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers and Manufacturers of I
Building Material and Dimension Timber, Doors, Windows, Moldings, Dona rrj
Special Attention given to the Manufacture of Fruit J
Boxes and Packing Cases. i
Potory and Liumlior "VsH-rc jt Old ytjjc
st. jurs MOT,
THE DALLES, ORKOON.
Re-Opens Sept. -4th. 1893.
Boarding and Day School for Girls.
Kates per Terms of ten weeks, payable In ad
vance. Board ami Tuition 0 r
r-utrance fee ipayabie but once; ft )
Bed anil bedding I w
Instrumental Jlunlr. Hteuographr. Typewrit
ing, li'lmrnl'iijf, rwlng anil fainting form
extra charge. Kreiieh, Oertnan mill l-atlu
lAmruajp, Needle-work, and Vocal Music
Five. six, eight or ten dollars per term, ac
cording ! grade.
For particulars, address
DRY Pine. Fir, Oak and Slab WOOD De
any part of the city.
l Stiiit'KMors to L. D. Frank, deceased.)
A General Line of I
Horse Furnishing Goods,'
Wholesale anil Retail Dealers in Harness, Bridles, f tips, taE
Full Assortment or Mexican Saildlcry Plain orSteM
SECOND FTREET. - - . . miUll
New - Umatilla - Hov
THE DALLES, OREGON.
SINNOTT &. FISH, PROP'S.
One aorn.'l gelding almut twelve yeitra old, and
branded thua uu left ahuulder. The owner
can have the unlmal by paying lit thla notice
V. J. COOPER.
AilRiiat 1.1, 1K.-Ktf
Ticket and Hargajre Office of the V. P. R. R. Company, and otBmdtht
Union Teh-graph Office are in the Hotel.
Fire-Proof Safe for the Safety of alllM
LARGEST : AND : FINEST : HOTEL : IN :0TJ
In the County Court of thu Htate of Orettoa.
v twro t.ouniy.
In the Mttr of th Kwt of t
William lUmUUm Witwin. 1ht-uU
Not If? I hreby sTlvn tbnt the niifltmiptie t,
tvr an nfr of the mttity Court of the HUUtnf
Orv'ii, for lYnM?o ouutv. niarit mttl ciiUT'tl
HU?mhr 7, Jw:, w ntjNtnll eKvrutnr nf Hit
In l will Rti1 twit n i mi i of the Mid WiLiirtni
Hrtmlltmi Wilton, : nil prraoim hHVtnn
rlmni wrstfiut Mid ftntt nr h.-rvty no'ili'il to
prwMit Itie wnir with the iritr vonrhra
thwf'tr to m nt the nffit$ r.t Mn.yi, HtmthiKtoti
& Wllosin. The ln)l?. (iwm, wHhtii tlx
month fnitn tncrnre of thU notice.
ltl Tb 1 Mi lea, in., N'f.t. 7, !-.:.
H H. iM'N nx;Tox,
Kiwtitor of Will of Wrn. II. tt llou, dw d.
The Dalles MercantileCd
-JOBBKKi M IIKM.KH IK
Dry Goods, Clothinc, Gents' Furnishing Goo&d
Shoes, Ilatn, Caps, Crocerie, Hardware,
Crocker, Ha-, Grain, Feed, Etc.
plour, Brar; arjd peed.
U. J. Indus Seiuce. Warm Sumy iztacy.
M ark hraimia. nxik Co.. Or., An, s, iwei.
Henlcd pnMmala Indiiraeil "I'roTMMMiU f.rr Klnnr.
Hrnn and Kd," ax tlieeemny tje.Hiid itfMrfMi
to the iimbTaignedRt Warm nvrinKH.Ort-tO'ii, will
be iwi-IvmI at Una air-mey until I iVc-k , y. ,,j
Tnemtar, e)iienilir V), M'.t, lor tnmlxlilin; ami
deltverliiK at the aewy about 4.im ibmifilmir,
l.lK Dm ii( bran, and '.n.ujl lb nl f.-eil.
Flour mimt be either what l known aa
"atraiKht lull U'k"( Koofl sound wheat fti llx
ground down to about lh ol lh. or, low grain
to tie taken out; or It may he what In known
patent liotir.and delivered In extra mrong uliigle
ml ton aarka to weiijh H ouuren to the vard Hnin
jiloa of not la than Z'i Wrn miiat be furnliihed by
bidders. ald samples to be dintinetlv marked
with the name ol the bidder and the hitiSber id
till' sainiiie ii more man one la submitted
Hrnn must be of good iiuallty, eiiual lairU hran
aim noriH mixed sammi-aof not
must be iiimmiieil by bidders.
linn I ba
Keed must be eleiir imr lev. IruK h 1 1 1 iwl fnM
from dirt and runt: samples of uot leaa than t
His mimt be furnihed by bidders.
Iiellvery. Ol the above there Is to badollvered
at the rlliiernajihii Neliool, loeated at miles north
of the aireney, U4.IM) IU of Hour, UM) Ilia bran,
and Uuui Ibsnf feed; and at the agency, n.nn
oe.oi Hour, iii.imi ii nran, anil lu.iio II fewl
All articles are to be subject hi a rigid Iii.lwv
Proposals must state speelflcally lha proposed
price ol each article tillered Iib- dell
contract by theewt.. not barrels or bin's.
I be right Is reserved to relect anv or all l.l.t.
or any ,'t of any bid If deemed for the beat In
terest of the service.
Certllled checks-Kach hid must be ai-comtianled
by a ccrtllled cheek or draft upon some I nlted
Htaiead-poslting or solvent national bank In
the vicinity of llie resilience nf n, hi.nt... ...i
payable Ui theonlerol the
dlnn affair., for at least five jwr cent, of the
amount of the propone! which check nrrir.lt
III lie forfeited to the I niii I.. .. .
bidder or hidden recelvllie n .i,.n I-, i
to promotly ewuie sureties, otherwise to be
returned to the bidder.
Kids accimilMllled l.v eaah In II... nl ...!,,.
check will noi be considered.
For further Information aa to time of delivery
sml other particulars, apply to
J. 0. ?,m ar,
V. 8. Indian Agent.
390 to 394 Second St.,
The Gate City of tho Inland Empire is aituat-d si M
staff navi era
w wiiraviuil IMI blltl IMIUllia Vl U 111 Ull, Skll.l v"
TTS TTTT? T? JTD T? "V
a- atsaaasahi Va sVaB ass a. W ' 'Q
Jt is tho aujijily city for an extonaive and noh j
an1 rrrt .w. . ...... : . - i.. i. : .. g... .miih al P. t
b -,''i, i uraniii rruijiiiii as nn
Lnke, a distuiure of over two hundrnd iniltia.
rm y . vrr 1
""" vvunj w.uoH ... - J
.,l. - i ,1 i !... tha Wfl "i
Auiiiianea pnaLure iur Luuusuiitia ui siiitiii
whii:h finds niarkot hnro. J(
The Ualli is tho Urgoat original wool shipj'inrf F
America, alaout 5,000,000 pounds btiing ahippod 7er'
The salmon fmhorios are the finest on the Columbi, J
this year a revenue of thousands of dollar, whiuh wl
than doulilod in the nnnr future.
The nroducta of the beautiful Klickitat valley
1 t .i . waaf I
nnre, ana tne country aoucn ana east nas na i
Mr nei.lirtl l u. a anil k 1 1 a ia 1 11 1 ,1 M mtltrn rra nlaitfa tO OVOrilO " I
TTQ TXT-C A T .TTT
I. I. t l . .1. ... and It
ii is ine riciii'jii, ciiy 01 iia size on vim .
ikt.fjieo! nvf ami la laiine; inu.rt fi lovnlnn more iarfl'
than is tributary to any other city in Eastorn 9nj?ni Jti
Ita situation is unsuriMissod. lta climate duli?"6 . ;
: i....i..i.i r . ...JimiUHl. "
aiotiibitsi iiiisiuuiauii. iia rraeuui vnm
rorner stones she sttnda.