THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1894. The Weekly Ghroniele. ,HK HALL" OrtM Clubbing List. The CimoNiri.K, which gives the new twice a week, Iih modo arrangement to club with the following publications, and offer two paper one year (or little more thun the price of one : H.'Kulur Our irtiu ptietn in,,ui S. I. trikn. 2.50 $1.75 (i,Mi,l. n4 HwUj OHfim 3.00 2.00 Itmi'U ui CtiMopoliiii l-iriiii' ... 3.00 2.25 LOCAL HUEVITIKR. 1 uiirMlny'i Pally The cs!e against Maloncy and Snell ing went over the Fourth, uml In being finished today. The strike 1 bringing the newspaper town to the old Ttaaeret New and Val ley Tan style, wrapping paper. About forty good. citl.Hin of Hood Kiver vallev celebrated the Fourth at tint fork of tint river, the little town of WillBIlB. Tjiie trout lltitig at the forkH of Hood Klver In said to bo of the finest. Jai'k Coon, an Indliin. killed a boar at that place Tuesday. County Commissioner IUowers cuuie up from Hood River yesterday to tuke part tnilny for the first tiu.o in the management of county altfuirs. W. K. Wiiians presented a petition to the county court today asking an appro priation to build a wagon road from Tucker's mill to the lor tin of Hood River, The petition contained more thun a hundred nainvs. The dance given by the Smith broth em at the Umatilla bonne luHt night wan it very pleasant and successful alfair. The large dining room wax filled to itn utmost capacity, uud when ye reporter looked In he saw so many pretty girl that hi eye ache ever since. A private telephone thin morning state that a thousand militia men called out in San Francisco, yesterday, laid down their arm in sympathy with the striker. Two men were killed by allots from the militia but the shooting u accidental. Rioting wa rcjKirtod in Chicago, but how aeriou we were unable to learn. A two-horse rig left this morning with four passengers, bound for point np the river, one of them going to Pendletou. and another to Alt. Uot, Idaho. Thai doe the strike revive the primitive method of travel and emphasize the superiority o( the car Pullman or other to the stage roach or the upper deck of the cayuse. There wa a bit of a row at lookout mountain on Mill creek yesterday, which gave lr. Hollister a job lot of small surgical join, Jim Crate got hi chin cut, requiring several stitches to put it together j one of the Heuter boys got a bud cut in the baud and the other a scalp wound. We understand it wus quite lively, even for a Fourth of July relebrution (or a few moments. The regular subscription price of the Wkkki v Ciikomci.k is ll.HO and the regular price of the WjsKKi.r Oukooman is tl.ftO. Any one subscribing (or Tiik ('niioNu i.K and paying (or one year in advance can get liolh The Cimo.vicl.f and the Wro;kl.Y Okkoqman (or 2.00. All old subscribers paying their sub scriptions a year in ndvance will lie en titled to sumo ofler. Krlilay Imlly The case of Conroy against Harris is called (or trial this afternoon. Hood River will have a very heavy upple crop this year; enough to make even (or the hiss o( the berry crop. One of the notable things done on the Fourth at Portland, was the opening of the Ilurnside street bridge to travel. The steamer Inn a did not make the round trip yesterduy but sent the mails through last night from Mosier by wagon. F.ldor J. V. Jenkins will preach at ndersbv Saturday evening, July 7th, aid at Ihifur Sunday following, both morning and evening. Telegrams were received bore yester day (roin F.llensburg and Yakinin, In quiring concerning the possibility o( get ting (might up by boat from I'ortland. A rumor was in circulation toduy to the effect that the strike was ordered off the V, P. The rumor probably came up on the Iiukcr, as there was nothing in it. School Superintendent Shelley ha been trying to perfect arrangements for holding a joint teachers' institute with Sherman county, but so far has been unable to do so. Sheriff John Hully of I'endluton ar rived by way of Walla Walla on tho Spokane lust night, bringing two prison ers (or the penitentiary and an insane person bound for the asylum. A large gang of laborers are at work on the trestle across Mill Creek. A pile driver Is being built and a donkey engine put in place to run It. Contract have been let (or piles all along the river and in a few day railroad matters will im prove In appearance. The Stuaui fire engine baa lieen at work all day, pumping the water out of the vacant lots, on the corner o( First and Washington. The water is o( a brownish green color, and slightly over ripe. It 1 kieing removed none to soon, (or it Is enough to give one the agne to look at it. The recorder's court (urnishes a re markable Item this morning, and that Is, that two Individuals w ho are entire strangers to each other were arrested yesterday, charged with lieing drunk and disorderly, and each of them bore the euphonlus cognomen of John Doe. The commissioner court is in session, but up to date have transacted but little business that will make a news item. A large number of petitions have been read first time and await further action. The bills of the clerk and judges of election were all allowed yesterday afternoon. The arguments in the Maloney-Snell-ing case were completed this morning, Judge Pennctt muling a masterly argu ment lor the defense, followed by Mr. Huntington, who closed (or the state, and .presented a pretty strong aggrega tion of farts. The case went to the jury shortly after 11 o'clock. The salmon industry is getting an other black eye because the fanners are unable to get tin. There is an abun dance of cans manufactured, but no tops for them, and at present no prospoct of getting them. Mr. Kverding tells us there is plenty of tin at hi place, and that the royal fish are being canned at the rate oi twenty-five tons a day. This is one of those days when the highly prized item crawls off In the shade and refuses to come out. The discouraged reporter vainly whips bis (uvorite pools and also his bra! ns,w ilbout getting a rise and then be sits wearily down and in response to the devil' call (or copy get an inspiration and dashes off a whole line to the effect that "now is a good time to subscribe." An I atltnrly Fit. Yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock Col. Slnnott and tome other gentlemen were sitting on the west porch of the Umatilla bouse, w hen they noticed an Indian in a small boat a short distance out from the coal bunkers. He was coining from the Washington side, and suddenly be half straightened up and plunged over the aide of the boat. lie came up but once, and though another boat was on band in a moment or two, nothing conld lie done (or him. Those who saw the affair thought it was a case of suicide, but John Too says the Indian, whose name wa Jack, occasionally bad fits, and It i supposed that a sudden attack caused his plunge into the Col umbia. Kallroatt Notea. Superintendent Wade, who has charge o( the bridge and trestle work (or the 1". P., placed three donkey engine along the track yesterday, one here, one at Hood Kiver, and one at some other point. He tells us the trestles are all completed to Celiio, and that the road will be opened to that point just as soon as the rails can be laid, and this will lie only a day or so. Between here and the Ixks men are at work repairing all such portions of the road as can lie got at, and when the water get a few feet lower the trestles will be put back. Two or three weeks will see traius run ning again providing the strike is off. High Water Mark. The water level was run through from the high water mark cut on the corner of The Ciibonk i.k building to the gov ernment gauge on the wharf this morn ing, aud the extreme high water mark, made June 6th at 11 o'clock, was 69.C4 (eet. Measured from the bigb water mark of 1870, In Tin Ciikosici.k office basement, the water of 1KJ4 was 7 (eet, 11J inches higher than In 1870. This varies only an inch and a tenth from the height a shown by the gauges, the variation being caused by not get ting .the last gauges set exactly true with the first one. Ural Katate Moments. The (ollowing deeds were iilod for rocord today : J If Middleton to A S Blowers, quit claim to ae'4 of sw '4, sec 20, tp 2 n o( r 10 e; consideration, fl. A S ltlower and wife to L S Blowers, nw4 o( sw'4', sec 9, tp 2 n o( rlOe; I2.0U0. L X Blowers and w ife to A S Blowers, 210 acres in sees 20 and 20, tp 2 n of r 10 e; $2,000. A. O. r. W. Installation. The (ollowing ollicers were installed in Temple Idge, No. .1. A. O. U. W., Inst night: P. M. W., J. H. Blakeley ; M. W C. F. Stephens; Foreman, J. Simonson; Overseer, Ci. C. Ksholnuw ; Financier, W. S. Myers; Recorder, T. M. Joles; Receiver, J. A. McArthur; Girdle, B. JCaton ; I. W.,0. W. Kunyon ; O. W., D. C. Herrin. Humeri la Death. By the burning o( a bouse the morn ing of July 4th at Wallula an old man wa horribly burned and two little chil dren, asleep when the fire broke out, were burned to crisp. Our Informant, who came down on the Spokane yester day, was unable to learn the names of tho unfortunates. A purse was raised (or the old gentleman, and l.e was sent to the hospital at Wallula. Tub CimoNUxa print all the news. A l.sjeky jseeliieal. Saturday afternoon Mr. Jolius Wiley went up to visit the Seuferts, taking with him bis wife, daughter and baby, Mrs. Clark, his wife' sister, her little daughter and baby, and Mr. Cook, and riding in a stiff-topped carriage of Ward & Kerns'. After several hours' visit looking over the orchards and going through the cannery, they started for home, leaving, they passed under a cherry tree a (ew rods from the house, from which a small limb bung down over the road. The limb t aught the top of the carriage, and in an instant the whole top and bed was lifted from the running gear. Mrs. Wiley was thrown out on one side and Mrs. ('lark's little girl with her. Mrs. Clark was thrown out over tho wheel on the other side, and as she fell the baby, 9 months old, was thrown under the buggy bed, the back of which u on Hie cround and the front resting on the hind axle. In fulling her hair escaped, its fastenings, the ends catching in the spokes. Cooke jumped and grabbed the horses by the bits, and thus caused them to back, and consequently to wrap Mrs. Clark's hair, w hich is very long, around the hub un til her head was brought tight against the axle. Fortunutely at this point the horses, which were gentle and behaved well, stopped, and a step or two forward released Mrs. Clark from her perilous position. Mr. Wiley lifted the buggy btd and the baby wa taken out from under the wreck unharmed. Mrs. Wiley injured one of her ankles and is somewhat bruised, but is perfectly satisfied to know that the results are not more seri ous. Mr. Wiley and Cooke put the top of the buggy back on the running gears and came into town, while Mr. Senfert brought the ladies and children in. Mrs. Clark found that her hair pins had been twisted into all imaginable shape and knots, but is fortunate indeed in escaping without serious injury, a had the horses backed another foot, she would have lost her hair. And all this caused by a cherry limb lens than an inch in diameter. McNeil AMmm fl'nntrol of the O. It. Y N. Ce. .. . s Ori'si in lull. Major E. McNeil, who was appointed receiver of the Oregon Railway & Navi gation Company by Judge Bellinger, June 25th, assumed the duties o( hi office. Owing to delay in receipt o( doc ument from the East, caused by inter ruption to the mail service, the order the court was not entered until Tuesda evening. Yesterday morning be file bis official bond in the Bum of f 100,00 with Messrs. II. W. Corbett and Hem Failing as sureties, and qualified as r ceiver. Immediately after, Receiver McNi made a demand on Mr. Baxter, gener superintendent of the Union Pacific, ( the liooks and property of the O. R. X. Co. They were at once turned ovi to him. He then Issued a general ordt to all officers, agent and employe con net-ted with the O. R. A N. property continuing them in the same pogitiont with the same authorities and duties heretofore. Some new oflices had to lie created Mr. E. P. Benson was appointed genera auditor. Mr. Benson has been long ii the railway service as auditor, and wa with Mr. McNeil on the Iowa Centrr railroad. He is en route to Portlanc and would have been here before no had he not been delayed by the strik He brings with him a force o( fieri from Omaha, who have been employed there on O. R. & N. accounts. It is ex pected that they will arrive and the office be opened in a day or two. Mr. Q. E. Withington, cashier of the First National bank of this city, wa appointed treasurer, and the First National bank will handle the funds. Mr. W. II. Kennedy wa appointed chief engineer in charge of construction, and will have immediate supervision of the work of repairs. Mr. Kennedy was formerly chief engineer of the road, i thoroughly competent, and his famil iarity with the road and the country render him peculiarly fitted for the position. Mr. Drake C. O'Reilly , who has for a long time been In the office of Mr. B. Campbell, general freight agent of the Union Pacific, has been appointed assistant general freight ngent, and will have immediate charge of the traffic of the water lines. Mr. McNeil assumes personal man agement of the property, and will have his office in the Worcester block. The work of opening the line will be pushed with all possible vigor. F'ngineer Ken nedy leaves this morning with a corps of assistant and will prosecute the work of repairs at every available point. Wbm They Went. tiuite a number of Dalles people went down to Hood River yesterday on the Regulator, but we were not of them. We got there later; but that i not what we started tn to ay which wa that on their arrival they were met by the Hood River people and all went up on the hill back of town to the ball ground. Hon. E. L. Smith read the declaration of in dependence and few five minute speeches were made, after which every body amused themselves as best suited them. There was a yacht race, horte races, walk-around by the Hood River Indians in costume, and a ball game be- tween impromptu clubs of The Dalles and Hom1 Kiver, the latter winning by a score of twenty-five to five. Many re paired with their lunch basket to the big spring in Coe' field where Hood Kiver gets her water from, and spent a larger portion of the afternoon there. It is one of tho prettiest spot on earth. It wa very ijniet, but the weather wa fine and all eemcd to enjoy the outing. Quite a number visited the Cascades and the Washington portage and a goodly number went to the picnic on 3 Mile and on private picnics. It W I .! Colli. Dr. Charles Adams is never quite so happy as when he can make some prac tical joke work on someone about French A Co.' bank. Yesterday afternoon he had completed arrangements for going to Antelope this morning. Along toward evening Deputy Sheriff Phirman, being out after jurymen, served a summon on the doctor. "But," said he, "I can't go. I have made arrangements for going to Ante lope in the morning, and I must go." "That's all right," said Phirman, "but I think you're fooling me, and I guess I'll Iwe to keep you." "Indeed 1 ain't,' said Adams, "and if you'll go with me up to French's, I'll prove it to you." And so they went to the bank, and of course the first man in sight was Virgil Bolton. Then Adams spoko np saying : "Virgil, 1 have been telling Phirman that I had arranged to go to Antelope in the morning, but he insists on hold ing me on the jury and thinks I am try ing to fool him. You know all about it, so will you just give him the benefit of your knowledge?" "Of course I know all about it," re plied Virgil, "and the truth is, Mr. Phirman, I would stand in on any average occasion to help him out, but it is every good citizen' duty to serve on a jury and not try to sneak out of it. The doctor, no doubt, thought I would help him out, but the tact is he is only fool ing you." Adam gave him one reproachful glance, and wa not, for Phirman took him; and that is where Virgil played even. Fifth and Firecracker. Mr. Cathcart made lot of the small boy happy Tuesday evening. He had a big two-horse-load of salmon, which the canneries, being already over- visit. " Mr. G. M. Irwin, superintendent of public instruction, came up on the Regulator last night. Mrs. O. Kinerslv and children and Miss Mary Frazierfeft for Cannon beach thiB morning, for a summer' outing. Miss Ursula Ruch went to Portland this nnrning, where she will remain for a week or two, and then visit in Salem. Mr. Hal French, who has been con fined to his home with a very bad felon on the right hand, is afeain able to be out. Mrs. A. M. Williams and Miss Grace William went to Hood River this morn ing, where Miss Grace will spend a few ! weeks. Mr. Joseph ti. Wiley is visiting his brother, Julius, of this city. They have not seen one another for six years, and the present visit Is principally accident, ... - r, .,, Mrs. W.J. Spillman came up on the Regula or Tuesday evening on her way to Pullman, where her husband has been emploved to take charge of the Agriculturafcollege. he is visiting Mr. and Mrs. 1'. J. Cooper, her husband be ing Mrs. Cooper's brother, and will go on to Lewiston, probably tomorrow and from there by private conveyance. Friday. O. P. Powne of Tygh Valley, is in the city. Mr. and Mrs. F'.d. Fair of Pendleton, are visiting relatives here. J. II. Current.one of Goldendale's most popular merchants, is in the city. James H. Frazicr and wife of Moro, ore in the city arriving yesterday. W. II. Fowler, alias "Harry" mnde a flying trip from Arlington yesterday. Col. Nye and wife arrived by private conveyance from Prineville yesterday morning. C. W. Everest arrived yesterday from Portland. He has a lot of large mule teams, which he will put at work grad ing for the Union Pacific. Mrs. Visry Doiighertv, who ha been visiting friends at Portland, arrived on the Regulator last night and after a few days visit here will return to her home at Antelope. JOLES, COLLINS & GO. -Ann Back at Their Old Stand, 390-394 SECOND STREET, Where they will be pleased to see aU their old patrons. ONE OF Lli-fc'S MVoTcHlfeS. Wbr Home I'coplti rw Kmpty Car Scats and frowil TbiiH Fartiallj Occupied. "There is one thing that has always been more or less of a mystery to mo," said a traveler to a writer for the New York Sun, "and that is the motive that prompts some passengers in a car in which there are entirely vacant seats to take a seat with somebody. In some cases the reason for this is simple enough; it may be that the person takes the first seat he comes to and is satisfied; it may be that the vacant entire seats are at the other end of the car and not seen at a casual glaucc; sometimes a person unaccustomed to travel rather timidly takes the first seat at hand; but the person that I have in mind is the one who either de liberately, or with what one might call deliberate thoughtlessness, takes a seat with somebody when there are vacant entire seats in plain sight. I have seen, for instance, a man sitting by a window, alone in a seat, in a car inwhich there was plenty of room, reading. Knowing that there was plenty of room he had perhaps sort of preempted that seat, and was making himself comfortable in it. and was thinking of nothing but his reading. Along comes a rather stout lady, who, though there is more room elsewhere, for some to me utterly incomprehen sible reason, decides- that she wants to sit in that particular seat. She moves silently. She halts in the aisle at the end of the seat, and slowly moves in so that she can sit down. She says nothing to the man. She does not even Ionic at him; she has not looked at him since the moment that she decided to take that seat, and he is as yet unconscious nf her presence. Looking straight ahead with great calmness, she sits down deliberately. Then the man looks around with a pained sort of look. He moves closer to the window and jroes on readinf,', but he won't retrain his inward com posure for an hour. Now why the lady should have taken that particular seat is one of the things that I don't understand." FISHES ON THE MARCH. I'vcullar Varicttt-i 1 Uut Travel Across the ranil Travelers in South America are some times rcffaled with wonderful stories alxHit the overland trips of certain tishes. and in many instances the ac counts have been substantiated, es pecially in the kim's of the Doras and Calliehthys catilshcH common in the tropical South American streams. These fishes exist in vast numbers in the streams and pools, and. like their East Indian ullies, they start in a body overland, presentin.' a most singular appearance, especially to those who bare never seen a tish out of water by its own volition. Another catfish, known as the Tangsa. in Smth American waters, is often Seen on partly submerged lops, apparently havinir the habits of a frog or lizard. In England the fariiliar lit tle fish known us the blenny has a curious habit of basking in the open air at times. This was first noticed bv a .naturalist named Koss. who kept , f tIj tlsllos in U(lllal.':.,. , , dini(.ultv , maUing them , . . -, . .. .. "; '"; 'UJ- At cert:, , times during the day they would make dem x'rate and often successful attempts 1o get out. Finally, upon tbe advice of n friend, he placed li stone in the tank so that part of it was exposed, and out upon it climbed theblennies They seemed to require air, and from choice spent part of the time out of the water. Singulurly enou'rli, this was during the ebb tide, the period when they woul.l naturally bo left high and dry in the pools along shore. AN ENGLISH SNAKE STORY. Tim Weird Tula of l!u TorriOlo llrogon ol hot'UOtlrtt .nun. In the old English "chop" book and folklore stories the Yorkshire dragon is always referred to as the "I.ampton Worm." the word worm" meaning snake or dragon; I-umptoii being the name of the man who finally succeeded in slaying the hidi-oiiM creature. An other old-time English myth, scarcely less popular then ti.at of the l.amptou worm, is that of the "Dragon of NovU bui'H IKiwns." The name of the man who slew the Sod. burn nightmare is still preserved, and is thut of out! of t he best know n '.r 'i Vein try" fami- lies. His tom'o is still to lie seen in the ruins of the church at Sovkburu, where also he lay in ellUcy with a rude sculp ture of the dragon at his feet. When the old church had crumbled to an nn recogTiuable mass of stone and mortar, the effigies of the hero and the "worm" were removed to Socliburn hall. Among the other relies preserved at this hall may be seen the identical falchion or sword with which the mon ster was slain. Near by, almost in sight of this miniature museum of rel ics, is a gigantic bowlder, lying in the midst of "Worm Field." Here, the legend says, the creature attempted to hide itself on the day when it was pur sued and vanquished by the hero of Sockburn Downs. At So Jla. li ler Folia. The following is clipped by London Truth from C'roake .lames' "Curiosities of Law aud Lawyers:" "If a man were to give to another an orange he would merely say: I give you this orange' but when the transaction is intrusted to the hands of a lawyer to put it in writing, he adopts this form: '1 hereby give, grant and convey to you all and singular my estate and interest, right, title, claim and ad vantage of and in the said orange, to gether with all its rind, skin, juice, pulp and pips, and all right and ad vantage therein, with full power to bite, cut, suck aifd otherwise, eat the same, or give the same away, as fully and effectually as I, the said A. 15., am now entitled to bite, cut, suck: or otherwise eat the same orange, or give the sumo away, with or without its rind, skin-, juice, pulp and pips, any thing hereinbefore or hereinafter, or in any other deed or deeds, instrument or instruments, of what nature or kind soever to the contrary in anywise not withstanding."' MYRIADS OF POISONED HAIRS. What Canars tho St In it io the Hand That Lightly Touches a Nettle. The leaf and stem of a nettle are lit erally clothed with erect hollow hairs. If one of these hairs is viewed under a microscope, says Good Words, it will be seen that its free end, after taper ing to a very tine degree of slimness, finishes os a little knob, while in the other direction, after gradually becom ing more robust.it suddenly expands into a large bulb corresponding with the poison gland of the adder. The pnuit of the hair is very brittle and ei-piuct with our bkin causes the end to"isiiap off, leaving a hollow needle point which readily pierces our cuticle, and pressing upon the bulb at the either end the poison is forced through the central channel and inflames oiur blood. The tender-handed who stroke the nettle are stung for their pains, be cause their gentleness has only served to break the brittle points and render them fit for piercing, but the rough handed break the hairs at their thick est parts, where they are too stout to prick. Our common nettles, though they are capable of inflicting consider able annoyance upon many persons, are tis insignificant, nevertheless, to l,e included among vegetable monsters, and we have only referred to them for the sake of making clear the enor mities of some big cousins giants of the nettle family. These are. first, the I'rtica stiiuulaus and Crtica crenulata of the- Last Indies, species whose at tack upon one's hand is sufficient to cause the nrm to swell with a most frightful pain, which lasts for weeks. Jtnt even these ore milk-and-water nettles by comparison with the I'rtica nrentissima, which grows in Timor, where' it bears the significant title of l)aoun setan, or devil's leaf. The ef fects of its sting last for a yeor and have often produced death. An enumeration of tlie population of Aggcrsliuus. Norway, in 1718, showed thut 1.VJ couples had liven over eighty years married. A soft, fair skin is the result of pure blood and a healthy liver, to secure which, Ayer' Sarsaparilla is the Superior Medicine. Ladies who rely upon cosmetics to beautify their com plexions, should make a note of this, bearing in mind that they can't improve upon nature. Feed wheat for sale cheap at Wasco Warehouse. tf.