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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1895.
The Weekly Ghfofiiele.
Entered at the postofnce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class mail matter.
BaTernor W. P. Lord
Secretary of State H K Kincaid
Treasurer Phillip Metschan
upt. ot ruDiie instruction u- m. irwiu
AttnrneT-fteneral CM. Idleman
" . G. W. McBride
"... J.H. Mitchell
. IB. Hermann
-niugraaiueu. jW R. ElliS
State Printer W. H. Leeds
County Judge. . . . .. . .Geo. C. Blakeley
Sheriff. T. J. Driver
Clerk A. M. Kelsay
Treasurer... Wm. sllcneii
, . (Frank Kincaid
wiuiuiwiwii i as. Blowers
Assessor F. H. Wakefield
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy eneiiey
Coroner W. SL Butts
WHAT THE FUTURE WILL BE.
Wasco county is but throwing aside
ts swaddling clothee. Although one of
the oldest counties in the state, and one
whose , jurisdiction formerly extended
from the Cascade range far east, over
the deserts of the plains almost to the
Rocky mountains, yet its real develop
ment is just beginning. In early days
we depended on traffic to ponr its coffers
of wealth into oar laps ; and so it did.
When the long line of pack trains ceased
wending their way from oar city, the
days of the railroad boom came, and
everything centered at The Dalles.
'When the shops, with their large pay
-roll, left us, it seemed as though a
'crushing blow bad been struck ; but all
"the time a development of the country
'was going Jon unconsciously ; so gent
ly, in tact, as to be hardly noticed. The
hills, which bad been stripped of their
luxuriant buncbgrass by grazing stock,
had been transferred into wheat fields ;
along the creek bottoms orchards were
being carefully planted and nurtured;
stock farms bad been located in places
-advantageous because of good ranges,
-and altogether the transition from a
wild frontier to a settled country, with a
steady commercial development, was
But we are in oar infancy. The fish
interests have probably reached their
fall development. The stock raisers
may not increase their stocks and herds
in the same proportion as in the past,
bat the wheat growing country has not
nearly reached it9 capacity, while the
fruit industry has yet its 'full life to live.
Hood River is getting a world-wide fame
for its apples and berries. The Dalles
is shipping cherries, peaches ahd other
fruits to markets,where these products
-command the highest price. The or
chards growing at present only show the
possibility of the future. The hill land
is now being urged as superior to the
-creek bottom for large fruits, while soil
that has been looked upon in the past
as almost worthless is today held at a
The prospect is bright for this favored
portion of Eastern Oregon. When the
-eyes of the immigrant are turned to
wards Oregon they will rest upon the
place they have long been seeking. Let
us make an effort to get a larger popula
tion, for the more that come the better it
will be for those that are already here,
declare that there is no inconsistency in
their resolutions, and remain as resolute
as ever. Better do as did the man who
was sued by his wife for a divorce;
when the summons was served upon
him be remarked: 'Bless her dear
hear! She has always had everything
she has asked for ; if she wants a di
vorce, she shall have it."
' The Oregonian - is pleased because
large damage suits are to be instituted
against the Pacific Mail 6. S. Co. by the
friends of those who perished, and sug
gests that it few verdicts for adequate
damages will have a tendency to protect
passengers upon steamships. What
"adequate" damages are we cannot con
lecture. A law forbidding passenger
vessels from carrying freight upon their
docks and making the managing officers
of the vessel criminally liable for send'
ing to sea a passenger vessel improperly
loaded, would possibly have prevented
the terrible disaster and obviated tb
great loss of life and consequent sorrow
which cannot be compensated.- The
punishment for violating the law should
not be less severe than life imprison
ment. The same law should punish in
like manner a passenger vessel not thor
oughly sea worthy and fully equipped
with life-saving appliances. Verdicts of
juries may punish the negligence, but
they cannot restore life nor prevent
repetition of the careless indifference i
the managers ; they can reach the treaa
ury of the owners, but the manager es
capes all punishment other than loss of
position, and too often that also.
THE NICARAGUA. CANAL.
THE ORCHESTRA EXCURSION.
REPUBLICANISM IN THE DEMO
. CRATIC ADMINISTRATION.
When the democratic party under
takes to run the United States govern
ment it finds that much of republican
ism, which it formerly denounced, is
quite essential to the wise and effective
administration of the government. If
the Sooth goes over to populism, as
"there now seems to be a strong probabil-
:ity of its doing, even the federal election
'law would be found qnite a wise provi
sion. The interference of the federal
.government in controlling riots in the
northern cities is no more offensive to
the populists and socialists than was a
like interference by a republican admin
istration to . prevent violence . in the
'South a few years ago to the democratic
Not only is there some good found in
republicanism itself, but ex-republicans
have been found of great assistance to
Mr. Cleveland. Mr. Gresham was, no
til his deteatin the republican national
convention in 1888, a pronounced repub
lican; " Mr. Jadson Harmon, the ap
pointee to the office of attorney-general,
to succeed Mr. Olney, was. until the
Greely campaign, a prominent republi
can. We are inclined to the opinion
that Mr. Cleveland himself is almost
THE WOMEN OF BOSTON.
The Woman's Rescue League of Bos
ton, like all women, except oar mothers,
wives and sweethearts, are wholly in
consistent. They resolve and resolve,
and when they are fully resolved the
results are diametrically opposed. First
they resolve that eighty per cent of the
wealth in all light manufacturing indus
tries is created by women and therefore
ihey are entitled to all the political and
other privileges' of manly men wear
pants, make stamp speeches, run cau
cuses, vote and hold office. Next, for
getting the attributes of- manly, men,
whom they insist upon imitating, they
resolve, that women mast not ride bicy--cles
because it makes them mannish
and tempts women to wear pants. But
there is no use in discussing the subject
with the dear creatures ; they will only
The people in the pretty city of Wall
Walla have not only plenty of enterprise
bat also a faculty of doing anything they
attempt in a thoroughly complete and
satisfactory manner. Four years ago
a party of soldiers completely captured
the town and proceeded to shoot a gamb
ler named Hunt, who had killed a soldier
Three days after the soldier was shot
Hunt was lynched without the formality
and expense of atrial. 'Night before
last, the dispatches say, a party of fifty
citizens well disguised and organized.
tarred and feathered young Fossati, who
bad brought down upon himself the con
demnation of the community for taking
into himself for a wife a dusky maiden
of the African race. . The couple have
been compelled to leave town and Walla
Walla has given another example of her
ability to execute any task with neatness
When a good road to Gilliam county
is completed, and the people of that
section given the benefits of a com pet
itive market, the attention of our busi
ness men might well be given to the
trade from Klickitat county. The road
up this side of the mountain that shuts
off the fertile valley of the Klickitat
could well be improved, and for every
dollar spent more would return. Our
neighbors across the river are glad to
trade with The Dalles, but the induce
ment s must be made even with those
given by Grants. This latter station
is much nearer to Goldendale than we
are, but a very good road to The Dalles
would counteract the longer distance.
This, in addition to a better market,
would make this city sure of the trade
from a large and growing country.
The taxpayers ot this county have
cause to be thankful that the sessions of
our circuit court are as short as they are.
In former years, when there was a wild
and reckless element in our midst, com
posed of "bad" men, who are now either
all killed or gone away, the term of court
used to last much longer and the subse
quent burden on the taxpayer more
grievous. Because the calendar is not
stretched to a great length dees not
mean that business is ' not good or even
that the lawyers do not have enough to
do, but that people are learning to settle
their disputes outside the courtroom and
repair there when all other efforts fail.
Busy men have not the time to enjoy
the luxuries of a law suit when there is
ny other way of settling their difficulties.
The Bteamboat company has, not only
in the past, been of inestimable benefit
to Eastern Oregon, but is today the
greatest power in the regulation of rates
for Eastern Oregon. The wool rate on
the railroad out of The Dalles this year
is at a figure which never could have
been obtained had it not been for the D.
P. & A. N. Co. The Dalles has a com
mercial importance which it never could
have attained had not our patriotic citi
zens delved into their pockets and made
this enterprise possible. The prosperity
of the boat company is the prosperity of
California has taken an active interest
in the building of the Nicaragua canal,
and while Senator Dolph represented
Oregon in the senate, our state had an
able and enthusiastic supporter of this
great work. Californians appreciate the
importance of this canal because it will
enable them to market the products of
their orchiirds in the form of fresh fruits
in the ereat cities of Europe, and the
fiuit industries of the state will never
be embarrassed by an over-stocked
market. With the development of the
aDDle Torchards of this state we shall
need the same quick route to Europe,
Bat right now the opening of this canal
would make an incalculable difference
to oar state ; ' transportation of wheat,
flour ahd wool would be facilitated and
the expense greatly reduced; as facili
ties for transportation are increased the
market is improved. ! ' ' ' '
' Oregoniaus generally, we are afraid,
do not begin to appreciate the benefits
which will immediately result to this
state by the opening of this canal. We
certainly hope Senator Dolph's succes
sor will take as deep an interest in this
project as be did, and leave nothiDg un
done to aid the building of this canal. '
Uoonlicht Trip Last Night The Boys
Outdo Themselves In Giving; Their
, Guests a, Good Time. '
When Captain Wand gave the signal
to back the .Regulator away from tiie
dock last evening, there started as merry
a party of excursionists as ever left The
Dalles. The upper deck was crowded
with , pleasure-seekers, while on the
wharf those who couldn't go gave the
steamer and its precious load a parting
cheer, and wished, them a happy night,
The moon' had not yet risen, but the
river ' was as quiet as a mill pond. The
orchestra, stationed in the forward part
of the boat, made sweet music while the
steamer ; swung slowly - out into the
stream and pointed her bow towards
O'Leary was called as a witness on be
half of the plaintiff, "and so far has been
the only one examined.
An order of confirmation was given in
the case of the Portland Guarantee Co,
vs. Nicholas Marx. ,
Death of31rs. Boyer.
The sad news reached The Dalles late
Saturday that Mrs. Allia Boyer, who
had been taken to Portland a few days
previous, was dead. Mrs. Boyer had
been ill since last January' and her
friends had long known that death was
inevitable. Everything that medical
skill could do had been done and as a
last resort she was taken to Portland in
a vain hope that in some way the change
might do her good. - .
Mrs. Boyer had lived in The Dalles for
the last five years and had endeared her-
In the cabin and on the ' promenade self to a large circle of friends by her un-
deck the excursionists soon arranged
themselves. ' The young people gath
ered into groups, and the customary old
time songs, which long ago had earned a
pension, were sung; but when every-
assuming ways. She had been prom
inent in musical and church circles and
was a valued member of the Methodist
church choir. The loss will be severely
felt by many friends. , Mr. Boyer came
body is in good humor it doesn't matter op from Portland Friday night and here
REPORTED MASSACRE OF CHRIS
TIANS AT CHENQ TU.
A very startling report is cabled from
London to the effect that the Chinese in
Cheng Tu have1 slain all the American,
English and French residents of that
city. Usually such reports, when per
taining to events at a great distance, are
less shocking than when they relate to
events near home. Upon this report,
however, all Christendom will take arms
against the Chinese government, and if
it proves true, a severe penalty will be
exacted ; but it will be none too severe.
When in Christian and well-governed
America we permitted a mob to murder
Chinamen by the wholesale at Bock
Springs, Wyoming, or -repeatedly in our
own state Chinamen have been blown to
pieces .by dynamiters, or shot down like
dogs, the world, and even our own na
tion, has been little concerned. This
report simply illustrate how much more
sensitive are the nerves of Christendom
when Christians are murdered than are
thoee of the followers of Confucius when
their fellow countrymen are massacred.
GUARD AGAINST FOREST FIRES.
The interior department having re'
ecinded its order excluding sheep from
the Cascade Keaerve, sheepmen should
see to it that uo forest flres arise from
their use of the forest pastures. As we
have before suggested, a forest fire will
do more harm to the timber and under
brush in one night than all the sheep in
the country can do in a whole summer,
Let us show our appreciation of the
opening of the reservations by seeing to
it that no fires devastate the forests.
The attention of The Chronic lb has
been called to the condition of some of
our sidewalks, un becond street, lust
west of the First National bank is an
example of shittlessness which should
bring a blush to whoever the duty of fix
ing it belongs, we naven t read tne
city charter closely enough to determine
the proper functionary, but our city
council could do far worse things than
provide somebody with a twelve-
pound maul and have the spikes, which
protrude above the sidewalk, driven in
their proper place. It would be a
convenience to drunken men, wno are
continually stumbling against them.
It is reported that ' a mass meeting of
working men; held in Omaha Sunday
evening, denounced the supreme court
for its recent decision in the Debs case.
The meeting was addressed by "Gen
eral" Kelley, of industrial keep-off-the-
grass fame, and others. This explains
how the meeting came to be designated
aa a meeting of "working men." Work
ing men are not concerning tnemseives
much about what the courts do with the
violators of the law ; the denouncers are
the kind who followed Coxey and Kelley
to Washington, and were there com
pelled themselves to obey the law, and
keep off the grass. 1
The Oregon Scout comes to our table
this morning in a handsomely illustrat
ed edition. 1 We are surprised and
pleased at the beauty of the illustrations.
which reflect much credit on the enter-
much how eld the songs are, or how
badly they are sung. The orchestra
Btationed themselves in the dining cabin
and gave a concert to an eager audience,
As each piece was finished the listeners
wanted another one, which the musi
cians good natnredly gave.
Down past Crate's . Point into the
channel between the high mountains
this side of Lyle the steamer passed.
Soon the Klickitat river was left behind,
and the little village of Mosier was
pointed out in the distance. The moon
was beginning to rise, and the river and
its banks were lit up, so that the places
along the shore were clearly seen. The
prettiest part of the trip was just as the
boat reached White Salmon, and the
mountains for a time lost their rugged
character, and a break in the hills on
both sides the river showed the outlets
of fertile valleys, whose products
famed the world over.
The water was at such a height that the
Regulator steamed into Hood River and
landed close to the railroad depot.' The
water is getting at a stage when this
cannot be done much longer, and when
it ceases a great convenience to the
people of the town will be missed,
The usual portion of the population
were assembled on the shore to greet the
excursionists and watch the unusual
spectacle of a steamboat landing there at
that hour of the night. As soon as the
gang plank was out the crowd hastened
lo the armory, where the dance was to
be given. ' The streets of Hood River
were quiet enough before the crowd
came, bat the merry shouts of the
Dallesites and beat of drums soon broke
all to pieces any previous stillness. The
armory is a large, commodious building
and made the finest kind of a place for
dancing. ' The floor had been placed in
good condition and was soon occupied by
the dancers. For nearly two boors the
dancing kept up and though the night
was warm there were very few who sat
out the dances. Not many people from
Hood River were present, for which wa
are sorry, as tbey missed the chance of
hearing the best music, any town in
Eastern Oregon can give. Those from
the town wh were there praised the
boys very highly. ' A few minutes before
11 o'clock the whistle of the Regulator
warned the people that The Dalles was
their home and the time for returning
bad come and so the last waltz was
played and that part of the entertain
When the boat passed out of Hood
River the moon had risen in full glory
and the water reflected its golden path.
The night was clear and ' not a rippl
upon the river's placid surface. The ex
cursionists had been rather quiet on the
down trip, but now the fun began. The
band quickly responded to a request for
music and all the favorites were played
Oat on the deck were gathered most of
the passengers, as there was no wind to
drive them inside. ; An impromptu
Salvation Army band, gotten np on
short notice, played the airs made so
familiar to the people of The Dalles dar
ing the past year. It was close to 11
o'clock when the Regulator left Hood
River and at five minutes past one the
lines were made fast to the dock at The
Dalles and this pleasant excursion was
over. : .
Without any undue praise it can truth
received the news of his wife's death
The funeral was held in Portland this
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Methodist
choir Bent a beautiful pillow of roses to
be placed upon the casket, while the
Good Intent society, of which Mrs.
, Boyer was secretary, sent an anchor. A
husband and little girl are left to mourn
A Card at Thanks.
afternoon there will be a game of base
ball, racing and other athletic sports.
Also there is to be a saddle put np to be
ridden for 'by chance. For those who
come , in the day and want to stay at
night there will be ra dance given in
the Roberts and Woodcock halll.
The Wasco warehouse is more crowded
today than ever. This morning, at one
time, twenty wagons were waiting - in
line to discharge their loads.-' Three
hundred sacks have been received today.
The baler is kept hard at work all the
time, but cannot keep op with the work
that is ready for it. : A lot of 150,000
was sold Saturday at a price materially
higher than a year ago.. Several clips
have been sold today,' but the exact
amounts could not be learned. A con-
oiucibuid amuuui. oi ireigat la oemg re
ceived for shipment to the interior.
M. Sichel & Co. of Prinevilte have orders
to be filled for forty-five tons of salt and
fifteen tons of sulphur. .- The teams that
bring in the wool go back, most of
them, loaded with freight for Prineville
merchants and points along the road.
The 29th anniversary of Memorial day
has now passed intoo history. Every
soldier's gravo in our vicinity has been
isited and marked by the flag he loved
so feeil, and bowers and evergreens
scattered over his last resting place.
Therefore be it
Hetoued, mat we tender our sincere
thanks to The Dalles Orchestral Union
for their sweet music; to Company G
and Company A, state militia, for acting
as our escort ; to the choir for their ex
cellent singing; to C. L. Richmond, Joe
Berger and F. Leonard for conveyances
to the cemetery ; to the friends who fur
nished such a generens supply of lovely
flowers and to all other friends for kindly
By order of Woman's Relief Corps.
Blanche G. Pattebson,
Maggu E. Hkrbin, President.
One in Four.
One person in four has a weak or disease
heart that entirely unfits them for b outness
ana social nie, or is simply a little annoying.
Disease Is never at a standstill.
When the trouble first commenced, "Oh!
well, it don't amount to much." and you let
It go, let the disease lnslduously get the mas
tery of you. Vou lose all courage; the slight
est exertion tires you; your feet, ankles and
legs swell; you cannot lie on
r inauy, you Docome so Dau l
on your left side.
that van c&nnot
no uuwn wiLooat smobnerinift nu are com
pelled to fret what sleep you can In a chair.
x on are urged to avoid this.
You are Invited to get well.
Have yon the least little ambition left?
Lowell, Mass., had align'
a mill emnlovee of
it heart troubles many
Picnic at WimlQ.
There will be a picnic given by the
Wamic school Jane 21st, Friday, the
last day of the spring term of school.
The picnic will be held in a grove about
a half mile west of the scboolbouse.' In
the forenoon there will be a literary pro
gram of recitations and singing, in the
8he neclected It for aa.i-s. - -
Her eon tells tho story best in his letters.
Lowell, Mass., April 6th, 1894.
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unwi a severe coiu ten ner witn a slight hears
trouble, which kept getting worse and worse.
Physicians called It bronchitis of the heart
seven years ago, bnt they did not help her;
we had the best physicians In Lowell. She
would take weak, fainting and palpitat
ing spells; several times we thought she
would not live to see morning, ana every
spell seemed to be worse than the last. On
March 18th, she was prepared for death and
we watched for her last breath, but reviving-
somewhatI was prompted to try your
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Lowell, Hay 7, IBM.
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Nc palpitation or trouble of the heart at all
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Dr. Miles' Heart Cure CURES
CALL and SEE the DISPLAY
. in QUE WINDOW.
Having secured the services of a
first-class trimmer from the city, I
can assure my patrons perfect satis
faction as to style and finish.
ALSO A FULL LINE OF
Ipfaijts puri7.5l7ii7$ (Joods gloal.
MRS. M. E. BRIGGS,
Successor to Anna Peter A Co.,'
112 Second Street.
'I New England Marble Granite Works,
Calvin H. Weeks, Proprietor."
-WHOLESALE AND EST AIL DEALER IN-
Fine JJonnmenM Woi Imported iato.
Do not order Monumental Work nntil yon obtain onr figures. You will find
that, for stood work, onr charges are alwavs the lowest. Cash or time settlements
(as preferred can be arranged for at greatly reduced figures. Send address for de
signs and prices. Second and Third-street cars pass our salerooms. '
720 Front Street, opp. tho Failing School,
was carried out in a most satisfactory I 1 Jl 1 I 1 1 f"l PKV
manner. Manager Eirgfeld had care-
There should be a large attendance at
the mass meeting Thursday night to
nominate city officers for the ensuing
year.- Just at present there are ques
tions more important to the citizens ot
The Dalles than the silver controversy
or the tariff dispute. The selection of
wise and capable men to municipal
office ia an absolute necessity for good
government. - Under the new charter
The Dalles must not go farther into debt,
and we must choose men who can guide
the city's affairs so that neither will we
run ' into debt, nor any excessive taxes
be imposed. This is a matter for busi
ness men, not politicians., Our city
must be run as a wise man conducts his
business, and only men should be chosen
for our offices who have demonstrated
this ability in the wise management of
their own affairs.
prise and artistic judgment of the pub-1 fully seen to all the arrangements and
lishers. The scenes are mainly views of there was not a sup or a bait in,the en-
Eastern Oregon and accompanied by tire program. ; The officials of the boat
well-written articles of description. A line were not one whit behind in cour-
picture of Bridal Veil falls is especially tesy and a desire to give everyone a good
praiseworthy. The . Chronicle con- time and everyone will agree that they
eratulate the publishers of the Scout succeeded.
upon their success, and hopes their en
terprise will be in every way rewarded
In Court Today.
Chili has imitated the "diabolical and i
dastardly" example of the United States
and demonetized silver. We wonder one brought to recover over advances on
Judge Bradshaw and a jury were busy
today trying the case of David Lowen 4
Son vs. J. C. O'Leary. The action is
who its "conspirators" are who thus
have undone the . nation. The "robbers
of the poor" have gotten in their treach
erous work there, and hereafter the
'gold bugs will rule." We hope the
Evening Telegram will not think we are
serious in the foregoing.
"Preservaline" is well recommended
wherever used. Maier & Benton have
just received a large consignment. They
will take pleasure in. explaining its
merits. - , wlw-jll
1 a consignment of wool. . Not much time
was required to select a jury, and when
the eleventh man was obtained the coun
cil on both sides agreed to go to trial.
The men who are trying tne cause are
D. A. Turner, J. F. Staniels, W. H. Tay-
lor, M. Randall, C. H. Hall, W. H,
Sharp, J. W. Atwell, W. E. Sylvester,
A. G. Hall, E. N. Chandler and E. Pit
man. Geo. Reno was peremptorily ex
cused by the plaintiff. Story & Gates
appear for Xhe plaintiff, while Dufur &
Menetee represent the defendant. -Mr.
Trimmed Hats, 75c and up.
MRS. PHILLIPS, Washington St.
-t - -." ; v v;:' 1 1
' Z' ' '' --- l , gsis sis-
I will be in The Dalles during the Wool Season of this
year, prepared to buy all kinds of Wool in any quantities at
the highest market price. See me before selling or ship
ping your Wool.
. -v CHARLES S. MOSES.