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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1895.
The Weekly Chronicle.
IH K DALLB8
Entered at tbe poetofflce at The Dalits, Oregon.
as aecona-ciass mtu matter.
a jvernoi . . . . . .'..W. P. Lord
Secretary of State H K Klncald
Treaxarer ..Phillip Metschan
apt. of Publio Instruction tt. 11. Irwin
Attorney-General CM. Idlemnn
u iO. W. McBride
In. a. Kins
State Printer W. H. Leeds
Comity Judge. Geo: C. Blakoley
Sheriff. T. J. Driver
Clerk , A. M. Kelaay
Treasurer. . . wm. Mioneu
,. . ' (Frank Kineaid
Commissioners " a S. Blower
Assessor . F. H. Wakedeld
flarveyor E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner W. H. Butte
TUB CASCADE RESERVE AGAIN.
We are in sympathy with the spirit of
patriotism and love of the mountains
of the writer of the letter in yesterday's
Chronicle favoring tbe exclusion of
. -sheep from tbe Cascade Reservation
We want no such result as tbe one aug
jested. The mountains in their present
condition are more than beautiful; they
.are, to a large extent, tbe controlers of
4he climate and the regulators of our
. water supply. Denuded, their beauty
and much of their utility is gone; but
all the herds that can ever be main-
- tained on tbe lowlands during the win
ter are but a handful as compared to
what the mountain forests will feed in
the summer months without affecting
'the soil, herbage or forests.
There are millions of acres along the
eastern base of the mountains which are
tit only for sheep and cattle pasture;
stock cannot be maintained in the
mountains , during ; the months- from
October until May, and without tbe use
of the mountain pastures in the summer
these pasture lands are utterly worth
less for any purpose. Being far from
water, or so dry as not to bear summer
pastnrage, not only will those who have
eettled upon, and purchased portions of
these lands with the understanding that
the mountains were and should remain
free, be wronged, but the remainder of
the lands not yet sold will be unsaleable
This order is made without any inves
. tigation of its necessity or effect. We
think it is unjust to tbe men in tbe
sheep industry and wholly unnecessary
in order to keep the mountains in sub
stantially the same condition as now.
'.As to tbe cutting of timber from the
mountains, that is quite a different mat-
ter. A forest fire from a careless or in
- different settler will do more harm in
one night than a lierd of sheep will do
' in many summers.
SER VIVE REFORM
The probable reason that the preva
lent agitation of municipal affairs has
not reached The Dalles is the fact that
there has been no flagrant abuses or ex
travagant expenditures. But there is
abundant opportunity to improve the
: administration and reduce the expenses,
and tinder the new charter this must be
done or, serious embarassment will re
sult. There are many men who can and
will fill the city offices, and do all that
the law or the city's needs require, at a
leea rate than we have been paying.
We venture to say that the duties of
city recorder can be well done by devot
ing one-half of each day to them, and all
the requirements of the public met by
keeping tbe office open one-halt of tbe
day. Many competent men would be
lad to do the work under those circum-
-stances for forty dollars per month. The
offices of street commissioner and mar
shal are now united,' and after July 1st
will be filled by the same person. A
little .more energy will be required of
this one officer than bas been heretofore
required of the two, but there is no good
reason why the dnties cannot be well
done by one man. In other matters of
minor importance strict economy will
make a perceptible difference at the end
of the year.
We hope the new charier, if nothing
1se, will force as to live within our
TheMavville farmers are, if possible.
more eager lor tne roaa to Tbe Dalles
than the people of Fossil. There is not
one of them who does not favor it. As
an illustration, John Webb says he can
not give money, but will give $50 in
'work. A young man who has rented
Mr. Graham's garden, offers 30 davs
work. Mr. Graham, who owns the
ranch where the road will cross the John
Day river, has promised a free right-of-
way. J.UO epint anown uy inese men
and others will soon build the road.
The Arlington Record thinks it would
be foolish to build a road to Tbe Dalles,
nd intimates that it would be a waste
of money, as the railroad will reduce its
. rates to Arlington. That is tbe best ar
gument for the road that we have yet
seen. If for no other reason than this,
tbe road should speedily be built, as a
. reduction of railroad rates would be a
great benefit to the whole county, Fos-
.811 Journal. I
we are eatisneo mat tne people ot
The Dalles Will meet Gilliam COUntV
more than half way on the road proposi
tion.":.. Suppose we commence at this
nd and make a smooth bard road from
LuJ A 1 1 I . o li-l
eerily in tbe matter. If neither the
city nor the county can or will under
take it, we suggest a public subscrip
tion. It would not be a heavy Us on
any, and wuM be a (treat benefit to all.
ENQLAND'S.IN VITATION TO THE
England's is now discussing the pro
priety of the president-of the United
States visiting Europe. -They long for
an opportunity on tnat siae to snow
tneir appreciation .01 wnai a aemocrauc
i . . . ... ... j -
administration has done fqr their mann
facturt-rs and tbe producers 1 in their
colonies. They .will take less interest in
the tiext president, and hence anxious
that Mr. Cleveland make the journey.
We think our president, during these
hard times bad best remain at home and
saw wood. " He will soon be out of a job,
and if be saves enoagh from bis salary
to visit ' his friends and beneficiaries
afterwards, we will make no objections;
bul Just now bis closest attention is re
quired to so run the government that
when it is turned over to the incoming:
republican administration it will not be
entirely bankrupt. Just leave .book-
writing and traveling alone, Mr. Cleve
land, until our income is as great as our
expenditures. We think by that time
the United States will not miss you.
THE RESER VA T10NS.
We should think Washington would
eommenca to .demand irom tins anti
sheep administration a forest reserve, in
order that Oregon sheep will not be
tempted to cross th-Columbia to seek
pasturage. For twenty years the blea
of the sheep has echoed along the cliffs
and canyons of ihe Oregon mountains
and no one until now Las thought of the
terrible damage thev'were doing. Here'
after, until the long-time friend of tli
woolv races and flocks shall again boss
Uncle Sam's big domains, these soli
tudes will hear no sound save the dash
ings of their own ' torrents, which will
flow to the Columbia unstained by the
wallowicirs of tbe wooly beads.
But we can scarcely, expect anything
different from the party which has al
ways hated wool.
THIS IS TRUE.
Freight charges on sugar from Port'
land to The Dalles has been reduced to
ten cents per hundred. At this rate it
would Day our merchants to have their
sugar shipped to The Dalles and haul it
overland. Wasco jNews.
And it is also true that it would pay
the Wasco merchants to buy their suar
here. The Dalles merchants buy and
ship in large quantities, and they can
therefore give better figures than Port
land, with frtieht added.
When we read the national debt state'
ment, and see that, notwithstanding tbe
deficit in the revenues of something like
five millions, and read of the recent loan
to the government of one hundred mil
lions, and other similar indications of
prosperity, we are reminded of the old
saving, long since out ot date, tnat
'figures won't lie." Again it is demon
strated that figures have lost their char
aeter for truth and veracity, and have
come to lie about as readily as the man
who wants to sit on a jury and is an
swering -questions touching his qualifi
The republicans of -Kentucky in their
convention on the 5th, declare: "We
are opposed to the free and unlimited
coinage of silver, believing it will in
volve the country in financial ruin. We
believe in sound currency, and in the
use of both gold and silver for coinage,
provided alwavs that a dollar in one is
made precisely as valuable as a dollar in
the other." This, we believe, will be
about as the next republican national
platform will read. There are several
things in the Kentucky platform which
sound like repu'ica' Is .
Barbed wire in manner necessary nor
safe along the lines of the streets in a
city like Tbe Dalles. If it is ornamental
we fail to appreciate its beauty. In
sevetal places within the city limits this
barbarous fence material is stretched
next sidewalks, a menace to the bands
and persons of children or careless
adults, and a' constant danger to the
dresses of ladies. In many cities tbe
nse of barbed wire next tbe sidewalk is
prohibited. We believe the city coun
cil will do wisely to pass such an ordi
nance. - - -
There is to be au official inquiry into
the faulty loading of the Colima. How
lamentable tbeie could not have been
a little more "investigation" before she
sailed from port. About 180 lives
might have thereby been saved. The
same penalty should be inflicted upon
careless stevedores as is inflicted upon
careless officers ot the ship in case of a
We note the fact that the 'fRawhide"
mine in California has become very val
uable since our proposed free coinage of
horsebide. . We didn't ' su'ppose there
was any such a mine, or we would not
have made our plan so public. We
made tbe suggestion wholly in the in
terest of Oregon horse-raisers ; we care
nothing for California mine-owners.
TT 8 Altnrnav Mnrnhi anft hia luirt.
ner. Larrv Sullivan, are to irive amati
nM nf tha iWfrrmnP rrivnn rcar.fl.,
by them at tbe Tivoli saloon in Portland,
In this performance there will be a
slight change change in the caste ; Sulli
van will be defendant, instead of the
GREAT. GAIN OF AN OPEN RIVER.
.... Tbe importance of an open river can
not be over estimated. When we con
template the benefit an independent line
of steamers between The Dalles and
Portland has been to this community
and its far-reaching effects, we become
more enthusiastic for an open river than
ever. If, as is the case, the boat line is
now able to effect and reduce rates as
far east ad" La Grande or Elgin, in face
of tlie difficulties of re handling at the
state portage, or the cost of transfer,
how much more will it effect them when
they can run through without transfer
and thi, we are assured, will be done
by next January. -
Not alone has the freight rate been re
duced, but passenger rates have also
been lowered to meet boat competition.
The O. B. & N. haves put into effect
rate of $3.50 for the round trip between
Portland and The Dalles, god for ten
days, and $2.50 for a one-day limit,
This could be of considerable advantage
to' Eastern Oregon business men who
make flying t ips to Portland. They
should buy round trip tickets to Tbe
Dalles, and then get off and get a round
trip ticket between The Dalles and Port
land, and thus save nearly $3 on a ten'
day ticket, or $4 on a one-day ticket.
The merchants of Eastern Oregon
should never cease in their efforts to
secure an open river. The outlook now
is brighter than ever before.
FREE SILVER AND DEMOCRACY.
The democrats of Illinois and Ohio,
two of the politictlly important states
of the North, have swung themselves
clear of the last party platform and de
clared for free coinage. Both conven
tions endorsed Altgeld. as a matter of
course. We say "as a matter of course,''
for sympathy with socialism and insta
bdity of government is always accom
panied by advocacy of uncertain and ex
peri mental financial schemes. The
time is rapidly coming when democrats
who sincerely believe in the stability of
our currency will be driven entirely out
of their party
In eo far as the republican party has
spoken, it bas declared in favor of a cur
rency composed of gold and silver so
regulated as that twenty silver dollars
will everywhere ; purchase a double
eagle. Any other policy or plan is un
safe, and will be rejected by the people
of the United States ; and any experi
ment which will not certainly leave our
medium of exchange in that relation, is
extremely dangerous to our commercial
interests, as well as to our producing
Tub Chronicle yesterday announced
that Senator Mitchell had called upon
the secretary of tbe interior relative to
the order excluding sheep from the Cas
cade reservation, with the result that
the order was rescinded. The matter
was called to tbe attention of Senator
Mitchell at once upon the promulgation
of the order by the former editor of The
Chronicle, and since then ho effort has
been spared on our part to have the de
partment to rescind what seemed to us
an unwise and wholly unnecessary' and
We extend to Senator Mitchell the
thanks of Eastern Oregon for his co-op
eration and successful efforts in this
matter. If the republicans of Oregon
are not all' of one mind with tbe senator
upon the financial question, they all
argue that when his attention is called
to any need of the state of Oregon, tbe
beads of departments at Washington
do not grow much older without bear
ing of it, and they get little rest until a
desired decision is rendered. The sheep
raisers of Oregon are under renewed ob
ligations to Senator Mitchell.
WAS NOT MEANT SERIOUSLY.
It is the seriously-expressed opinion
of The Dalles Chronicle that what this
country stands most in need of just now
it 1 1 it i . . i i
ia a vuineae wan. nac is tne use,
argues the Uhrouicie, "of allowing Knit
laud to dictate the price of wheat, wool
and cotton; Germany the price of pork,
and F.ance the price of wines? Why
et Europe longer interfere with us?
China was quite independent of the
rest of the world for ages, and there is
no reason why we can't be. It might
cost something to build a wall, but tbe
ndustrial army want employment, and
we have lots of silver in tbe vaults at
Washington, which is very much de
sired bv thousands of people throughout
the land. - We can pay for the work in
silver; this will give the land free silver.
and we will be done with these arrogant
nations ot ii,nrope, whicn are now trying
to run our affairs. Let's have a Chinese
wall." To fully establish the wisdom of
its suggestion it only remained for tbe
Chronicle to point with pride to China's
condition today. Evening Telegram.
Tbe Evening Telegram is indeed bril
liant. Hereafter when Thb Chboniclk
attempts anything in tbe facetious line
we shall send a marked copy to the Tel
egram, and label every such matter "A
joke." We shall then hope to escape
being represented as blank idiots.
Tbe Valley Transcript, which is pub
lished at Dallas, closed its third year of
life yesterday, and with it stopped pub
lication. The editor, Mr. A. R. Snyder,
who at one time was connected with the
Times-Mountaineer, says that this step
is taken because. McMinnvIlle offers
more inducement to a. newspaper than
Dallas. Mr. Snyder is an able writer,
and the people of Dallas should be loath
ON THE OTHER SIDE.
Letter From One Who Argues In FaVor
of tbe BaMristlns, and Against
the Sheep. -'
To the Editob Since observing that
the Oregonian and other papers have
copied articles from Thb Chbonicle
with reference to the mountain reserve
from the devastation of sheep, I have
waited to see some - patriotic '.citiseo
strike the note of alarm in behalf of the
preservation of this fair heritage of ours ;
this beantiful - mountain land, bright
with , its silyery streams, offering .to a
people capable of using it, the power to
make happy homes on many a hillside
and on many a moantain prairie. No
one speaks. Is the wool over every
one's eyes? ' Is patriotism, when it
means anything but spread-eagle ora
tory, forever dead? or did it stay with
the Sunday of our grandfathers and
some other good things on the other side
of tbe Rockies?, Is, John Muir'a voice
the only one to be heard asking that the
life of tbe mountains, that makes them
other than mere piles of dirt and rock.
be saved to be banded down a sacred in-
heritaoce to those who shall walk in our
beautiful Oregon when the footsteps of tne we were Riven the district de
this generation are forever silent? Let i ani fter eotDe m01"8 waiting the
me copy a paragraph from him. Re- Kran( lodg was called toprder by the
ferrin? to the wholesale destruction of
forest by lumbermen, he said :
''These mill ravages are small as com
pared with the comprehensive destruc
tion caused by 'sheepmen.' Incredible
numbers of 'sheep are driven to the
mountain pastures every summer, and
their course is marked by desolation
Every wild gauien is trodden down ; the
shrubs are stripped of leaves, as if de
voured by locusts, and the woods are
burned. Running fires are j set every
where, to clear the ground of prostrate
trunks, and facilitate tbe movements of
the flocks and to improve tbe pastures.
The entire forest belt is thus swept and
devastated from one extremity of the
range to the other." In another place,
speaking of Shadow Lake, be says:
On my last visit, as I was sauntering
along the shore on tbe strip of sand be
tween the water and the sod 1 was
startled by a human track, which I at
once saw belonged to some shepherd.
None but a- shepherd could make such
a track, and, after tracing it a few min
utes, I began to fear that be might be
seeking pasturage. For what else could
be be seeking? Returning from the
glaciers shortly afterward, my worst
fears were realized. A trail had been
made down tbe mountain side from tbe
north, and all the gardens and meadows
were destroyed by a horde of hoofed
locusts, as if swept by a Are. The
money changers were in the temple."
These are not the words of an alarm
ist, but of one who sees with bis own
eyes tbe evil being wrought. Do "we
need to be told the rest of the story
Of the mountain storms washing the
loosened soil from small pockets and
crevices, carrying it with a ruinous rush
to tbe bitter sea, leaving hopeless ruin
in place of nourishing beauty?
Look at Spain, an object lesson within
easy reach of historical record. The
home of the Merino, its naked, treeless,
shrubless bills afford no longer partur-
age tor mocks, it is no question in
Syria between pasturage for the gentle,
loving kine mother, the foster-mother
of all who are yet in the "milky way,"
and the "hoofed locusts" that kill the
range and leave barrenness wherever
their sharp hoof prints are found.. Tbe
Syrian shepherd bas settled that quea
tion forever. .
What do we think of tbe young spend'
thrift who draws on the future in the
way of a port obttl Is not young Oregon
doing that identical thing with ber
possessions? With no thought of the
coming day ; with no regard for tbe in
tegrity of our possessions, that these
vast herds, for which we seem to have
little use, may be fed, today we imperil
the very existence of our state, eyery
acre of which is, in the alow, but benefi
cent working ot Nature, the gift of the
"For the strength of the hills we bless Thee,
Our God I Our fathers' itodl
Thou hast marie Thy children mighty
Ttv thA tfMinh nf lha mnnnbilii a1 '
Let all conspire with law-makers I
whenever they try to preserve .this glo
rious inheritance. Obkgon.
Great Collection of Napoleon Pictures.
The 250 pictures in McCIure's Com
plete Life of Napoleon are drawn from
the private collection of the Hon. (iardi-
ner G. Hubbard of Washington, D. C.
of Mgr. Due d'Aumale; HL I. H., Prince
Victor Napoleon : Prince Roland Bona
parte ; Baron Larrey, the son of the
chief surgeon of the armies of Napoleon; I
bue ui jasgauo, 00a Ui iue minis
ter and confidant of the emperor; M.
M. Edmond Taigny, the friend and his
torian oflsabey; M. Albert Cbristopble,
Governor-General of the Credit Foncier
of France; : M. Paul le Boux, who has.
perhaps, the richest of the Napoleonic
collections ; M. le Marquis de Girardin,
son-in-law of the Due de aete, ihe
faithful Minister of Finance of Napeleon
I., and from tbe great galleries ot
Travelers find a safe companion in
De Witt's Colic and Cholera Cure.. A
change in drinking water , and in diet,
often causes severe and dangerous com-1
plaints. This medicine always cures
them. Snipes-Kinersly Drug Co. .
, BOBV. :
To the wife of Newell Harlan, at
Dallea Delegate at the Grand Lodge.
'To thb Editob Brothers Varney,
Barnett and Merrill started on the early
train from The Dalles on Tuesday morn
ing for Forest rove, where the grand
lodge of our order is to bold its sessions.
The ride down the river was a pleasant
one, and the beautiful sunrise over the
mountains, the mighty Columbia and
green hills, and the waking up of the
towns as we rode along, all added to tbe
pleasure of the trip.
" Though leaving The Dalles we were
fifteen minutes late, we arrived in Port
land on time, and having plenty of lei
sure to purchase oar tickets and obtain
the necessary certificates for receiving
the reduced rate, we took the Southern
Pacific train for Forest Grove and were
again on our way. Our delegation was
enlarged by the addition of other Goad
Templars. Sister Robinson and Broth
ers Mcintosh and Thomas from The
I Dalles and some from the Cascades
added materially to our strength.
Arriving at forest brave, we were
me by the reception committee and
escorted to the I. O. G. T. ball, which
eemed to us about two miles away. At
grand 'chancellor, John Allwood, and
when it was properly opened, we w re
marched into the lodge loom and given
the grand lodge degree.
There are now seventy-three delegates
on the roll, besides tbe grand officers.
and the session promises to be a very
pleasant one. - ' Scbibblkb.
Death of a
Mr. Alex. McLeod of Kingsley, who is
in the city, received the sad intelligence
yesterday of the death of his grandchild,
Miss Annie Bassoni, who died Saturday
morning, June 1st, in San Francisco,
Cal., from an accidental poisoning. The
Examiner gives a full account of the de
plorable affair. It seems Mies Bassoni,
who was a good bicyclist, started to ride
to see a new bouse which the family. wad
to occupy. In returning she got along
very nicely till she approached the cross
ing at Van Ness avenue. At this point
there was a jumble of teams and one of
them nearly ran ber down. She swung
out of tbe way only to be struck by
another team. Although suffering much
pain tbe young lady rode borne, but was
compelled at once to he down. The
next morning' about 4 o'clock sheaaoke
and being feverish asked Mrs. Wauga-
man, who occupied the room with her,
for a drink. Tbe lady arose to grant the
request, but instead of pouring out a
glass of malt extract she made a fatal
mistake and filled a wine glass with
aconite linament and gave it to Miss
Bassoni, the latter drinking it at a
draught. As soon as the mistake was
discovered medical aid was summoned
but in vain and in half an hour from the
time of drinking the poison tbe young
lady was dead. Aconite, when used in
of DRY GOODS
CLOTHING-. FURNISHING GOODS,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS.
Past or present values cut no figure, as goods 4
MUST be SOLD LESS than COST.
Blakeley & Houghton,
"JQ SsCOFld StfGGt,
jp0Country and Mail Orders will receive
RUP ERT & GABEL,
Wholesale and retail manufacturers and dealers in
TENTS and WAGON COVERS,
all Articles Kept in a First Class Harness Shop.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DOSE.
very small quantities, is a remedy trf
considerable valne, bnt when taken in.
too large amounts is deadly in its effect.
So fatal a poison is it that there is no
known antidota for it. .
Miss Bassoni spent two years some
time ago in Wasco county, part of the '
time at Kingsley and part at The Dalles.
She bas many friends here who remem
bers her well. . Her sister. Miss Flora
Bassoni, is at present in The Dalles,
while Mr. Archie Bassoni, a brother of
the dead girl, lives at Rntledge. Sher
man county, tney are to r deeply
sympathized with in their affliction.
From ' Onr Antelope Correspondent.
Miss Bertha Irvine of Anttlope was
given a birthday dinner on Wednesday.
Her many friends all j iin in wishing
her many happy returns of tbe day.
Frank Kineaid, former county com
missioner, arrived from The Dalles
Wednesday, and brought the first
Strawberries which bad arrived at An
telope this season.
The case ot Lester vs. Hooper, over
the damage done to a box of candy, and
which was on trial before Justice Jesse
Allen, was decided in favor of the de
fendant. A jury was called to deter
mine the matter. Hmbnkttk.
People who get the greatest
degree of comfort and real en
joyment out of life, are those
who make the most ont
- of their opportunities.
Quick perception and
good judgment, lead such
promptly to adopt and
make use of those refined
and improved products of
modern inventive genius
which best serve the
needs of their physical
the most intelligent
and progressive people
are found to employ
tbe most refined and
perfect laxative to rear-
t ulate and tone up the
stomach, liver, and
x bowels, when in need
of such an agent hence the great popularity
of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. These are
made from the purest, most refined and
concentrated vegetable extracts, and from
forty -two to forty -four are contained in
each vial, which is sold at the same price
as the cheaper made and more ordinary
pills found in the market. In curative vir- .
tues, there is no comparison to be made be
tween them and tbe ordinary pills, aa any
one may easily learn by sending for a free
sample, (four to seven doses) of the Pel
lets, which will be sent on receipt of name
and address on a postal card.
QNCB USED THEY ARB ALWAYS IN FAVOR.
Tbe Pellets cure biliousness, sick and
bilious headache, dizziness, costiveness, or
constipation, sour stomach, loss of appetite,
coated tongue, indigestion, or dyspepsia,
windy belching, "heart-burn." tmn ana
distress after eating, and kindred derange
ments of the liver, stomach and bowels.
Put up in glass vials, therefore alwavs
fresh and reliable. One little "Pellet"
is a laxative, two are mildly eathart.
As a "dinner pill," to promote digesticu,
take one each day after dinner. To relieve
distress from over-eating, they are tin
equaled. They are tiny, sugar-coated
granules; any child will readily take them.
Accept no substitute that may be recom- .
mended to be "just as good." It may be
better for the dealer, because of paying him
a better profit, but he is not the one who
needs help. Address for free sample,
WORLD'S DISPENSARY MEDICAL ASSO
CIATION, 663 Main Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
The Dalles, Oregon
Adjoining fe. J. Collins A Ce.'s Store
This will be a good evidence of oar sin-
to see him go.
Hosier, June 6th, a son. v