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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1895.
The Weekly GhroMele.
Entered at the postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon
as second-olass mall matter.
Governor W. P. Lord
Secretin of State H R Kincaid
Treasurer . Phillip Metschan
apt. of ruolio instruction u. m. irwin
Attni-nev-Gcnerftl.-. CM. IdlemaD
JG. W. McBrlde
State Printer. ..
J J. H. Mitchell
l B. Hermann
JV. R. Ellis
..... ....W.H. Leeds
County Judge.- Geo. C. Blakeley
Sheriff. T. J. Driver
Clerk , A. M. Kelsxy
Treasurer... - Wm. Mlchell
fnn vn i n.i JFrank Kincaid
Commissioner!... A. S. Blowers
Assessor II. WakeUeld
Surveyor. K.V. Sharp
Superintendent OI runuc Honoois. . . jToypneuey
Coroner W.H. Butt
with it, every democratic sheepman, if
there are any now, will more than ever
roe the day hie party was empowered to
remove the tariff on wool.
This disease is ascribed totbepres
ence of a rod-shaped bacteria, which
causes an enlargement ot the Spleen
The spores of this animal constitute the
contagions matter, and the disease is
one hard to cnre or check. The same
disease is common to cattle, and is some
times called spleenic fever. The owners
of sheep have had trouble with their
spleens ever since the Wilson bill was
passed, and now the poor sheep them
selves are threatened.
Let's restore the tariff on wool : that
will cnre or prevent many ills with
which the country is now suffering.
WHAT THE BOAT LINE 'HAS
DONE FOR WOOL MEN.
. Christian Church Entertainment. :
MASS MEETING TONIGHT.
HE WAS PROSTRATED.
Western Oregon's summer is a god-
send to the poor man. . There is no day
in which the laborer cannot perform his
usual duties without danger of heat
prostration, while there are iew days
during the hot season that the toiler oat
of doors east of ' the Cascades is not
threatened with sunstroke. Telegram.
Tho Evening Telegram is about as in
accurate in respect to the climate of
. Oregon east of the Cascades as it is in
many other matters about which it en
deavors to enlighten the public When
the Portland Sun recently referred to
the people of Fossil loading their prod
ucts upon boats at the wharves of Fossil
and shipping them to Portland without
resbipment we thought the editor of ono
paper published in Portland was densely
ignorant concerning the eastern portion
of the state. To draw it mild the Tele
gram is more ignorant than the Sun of
what the state of Oregon really is. We
suspect that it is not ignorance in this
instance, but international misrepresen
tation, the purpose of which we are un
able to guess.
There never was a day in Eastern Ore
gon when laborers could not work out
of doors in the sun with perfect safety,
We never beard of a sober man being
prostrated with heat in Eastern Oregon
We suppose the writer of the above
clipping may have some time been pros
trated in Eastern Oregon, but the cause
of it was other than the heat of the sun.
We frequently see men prostrated here,
and in Portland also, and the writer of
the above clipping would perhaps call
it heat prostration ; but people who call
things by their proper names have an
other name for it. We will be charita
ble; and suggest that possibly the afore
said Telegram writer was prostrated
when he wrote those lines.
If the business men of the city have
any interest in the election of city offi
cers, it will be well for them to be out in
force at the mass meeting. It is much
easier to elect ' desirable officers and
councilmen,' if attention is given the
matter at the nominating meeting. Too
often the spoils-seeker and his friends,
or they who have axes to grind, control
the nominating meeting. r If you care' but $1.25 per ton.
If there ever was an enterprise that
demanded the undivided Support of tb
people 01 ine Dalles ana tnDutary conn'
try, it is the Regulator line of steamers.
The D. P. & A. K. Co, have again been
instrumental in regulating the wool
rates, and have even reduced tbem be
low last year's tariff, the through rate
from The Dalles to Boston now being
95 cents per one hundred ponuds. The
Dalles to Boston via. D. P. & A. N. Co
and Sunset Gulf route, 3500 miles, 95
cents per 100 pounds. Heppnerto Port
land, O. R. N. Co., 198 miles, $1 per 100
pounds. The exact reduction is $12 per
ton, or $144 per car less than it was be
fore the. boats were put oh. .
Though the freight charges on wool is
an important factor to the buyer, the
wool grower also gets the benefit of the
low rates, and It is to their interests to
see to it that the present low rates are
maintained, which effect not. only The
Dalles, hut Pendleton, 'Arlington and
Heppner also. ' What has been said of
wool, can be said of wheat. : Before the
boats were put on, wheat was $3.40 per
ton ; now we believe the rate is to be
The entertainment given last evening
at the Yirst Christian church was one of
the most enjoyable ever listened to by a
Dalles audience. Long before the time
set for . the program to' commence the
church was . filled. No admission was
charged, but everyone attending was ex
pected to pay a cent for each year of
menced with an
Miss. Stone and
rendition of the
instrumental duet by
Mr. J. Booth. Their
"Danube Waves" was
anything about the city's affairs, and
want to have them run your way, you
mu3t in person give them some atten
tion, and to have your influence felt, you
must give them attention all the time,
particularly when the men who are to
run the city are to be chosen.
This mass meeting is of about as much
importance as the election itself.
THE CHINESE RIOTS.
in addition to the reduced rate on
freight, there are other accommodations
that people between The Dalles and
Portland enjoy. The local train, in all
probability, would not have been put on
had their been no boat line.
We cannot be too enthusiastic in our
praise of the D. P. & A. N. Co the big
gest little transportation company in the
A LITTLE RECREATION.
It seems that tha reported Chinese
riots are less serious than at first sup
posed. No missionaries were killed, but
some property was destroyed, and the
obnoxious foreigners were compelled to
move on. It was simply an imitation
of American sand lotiem so prevalent
on this coast a few years ago, when "the
Chinese must go" was the catch-word of
demagogues, and Tacoma and a few
other places made themselves ridiculous
by mobbing the Chinamen. Indeed,
China is becoming Christianized with
startling rapidity ; it is now only a few
years behind the United States on this
question. . - - , .
SCANDALS AMONG ARISTOCRACY.
A little recreation is pleasant to most
people, and to many a necessity ; when
not carried to excess, so as to a'monnt to
dissipation, it is harmless and usually
J oeneficlal. Westerners and southerners
.-r..-ae somewhat inclined to carry all
: . amusements to the extent of a dissipa
This lias been, and no doubt will be
r- fill" EnmaTirno rrna in r . n -. -
financial.questionfl. So far has this gone
that -.many are alarmed lest, within a
few years, tie "financial school" will
) Vu au -WWV CI X 41 J V (tlCVGU V
after its severe Attack of tariff reform,
will have a -relapse, and our last condi
tion be worse than the first. It should
be borne in mind that there is little dan
. ger of a free silver bill becoming a law
'while Cleveland is Dresident. and if he
lives, he and be alone, will be president
until March, 1897. After the new presi
dent is inaugurated it will require some
time to satisfy all the different free sil--veriams
and silver theorists, if that can
ever be done. So there is little proba
bility of any silver legislation going into
-effect before 189. By that time the ex
uberance of the youthful West will have
somewhat worn off, the spree will be
over and a little gold cure will prepare
.us to settle down to business. .
'We anticipate nothing more serious
-than a little recreation, or at worst, a
iworet is already past.
Several of our streets could be greatly
improved by tbe use of a rake, a ehovel
and a dump cart, all operated by a an
energetic and practical combined street
commissioner and city marshal. Tbe
removal of the looe rocks would be the
labor of a few days only, and everyone
who rides the streets, either in a car
riage or bicycle, would return thanks.
What candidate for the office of marshal
and street commissioner will pledge
himself to keep the streets free from
debris? When he makes the pledge.' he
will get our support.
. Pennsylvania has recently adopted a
law which provides that those owning
and using diaft wagons with tires not
less than four in width for hauling loads
of not less than 2,000 pounds, stall re
ceive a rebate of one-fourth of thoir road
tax. Michigan has had for about fifteen
years a similar law, and the effect is
: very apparent. Roads are more easily
built, and they keep themselves in re-
. pair, except the removing of loose rock.
We believe in view of the light soil of
this and Sherman counties, the farmers
would find it economy, even without
legislative encouragement, to use such
wagons. This state could well afford to
follow the example of Michigan and
Pennsvlvania. . -.
Every person who chances to differ
with the free silver orators and press is
a "sordid conspirator," "traitor," "plu
tocrat," and "enemy of the people.
With such a vast number of that kind
of people in the country, silver is apt to
fare hard. We do not believe there is
anything to be gained, or that anyone
will ever be convinped by the style of
oratory which characterized the conven
tion in Memphis yeeterday. Thr Chkon
icle does not believe that tbe free coin
age of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1 is either
wise or safe ; but we respect the opinion
of those who differ with us. On tbe
other band, we are neither persuaded
nor won by being referred to as a "sor
It is now difficult to find a comforta
ble dwelling in this city for rent, and
there is not a Eingle vacant room, suita
ble for mercantile business, unoccupied.
ride about the outskirts of town dis
closes a remarkable number of smal
dwellings now bein built or just com
pleted, while : nearer the business por
tion of the city several nice dwellings
are being erected. We have no boom,
and we don't want any : but there are
few towns on the coast which are suffer
ing less from tbe depression in business.
Again the English and American press
is advertising tbe peculiar characteristic
of the Prince of Wales. For many years
it bas been all a woman's reputation
would stand to receive any attention
from the prospective ruler of the great
est commercial nation on the globe. A
few years ago Mary Anderson, one of
the greatest of American actresses, and
whose repntation is unsullied, had the
courage to snub his royal highness, and
she did wisely. In the United States
the Prince of Wales would receive the
same kind of treatment that Col. Breck
izfridge has met, at least among all true
Americans. There are no doubt a few
New Yorkers who live the same kind of
lives as the Prince, who would do. him
homage; but among tbe trne, patriotic
American citizens he would be bandied
with the same contumely as when he in
vited Miss Anderson to a lunch party.
The time is coming, even in England,
when the royalty and the aristocracy
generally will be driven to decency, if
not to virtue, by public sentiment,
Royalty stands npon too uncertain foot
ing to withstand the threatening storm.
It is a maxim of the common law that
the king can do no wrong." This may
be accepted as a political maxim by the
people as a nation, but tbe English peo
ple are becoming thoroughly satisfied
that the maxim does not apply to tbe
Prince of Wales, and, from the stand
point of morals, would not, even though
he wore the crown. '
very well giTen, and as their ability is
so well known to Dalles audiences, they
are always well received. The next on
the program was a vocal duet by Mrs.
Yarney and Mr.Crandall. This was ex
ceedingly well rendered, as was also the
duet of Mr. Crandall and Mrs. Groat.
The recitation by Mr. Wm. Rasmus ot
"The Saving ot St. Michael's Church"
was very vivid .and realistic. Mr. Ras
mus is undoubtedly one of the finest
elocutionists The Dalles has ever had an
opportunity to listen to. Everyone
wished for an encore, but as his time
was limited, the audience was compelled
to be satisfied with one recitation. Miss
Martha Schooling did exceedingly well
with the "First Settler's Story." Miss
Bessie Rowland's song, "Bunch of Vio
lets," was highly appreciated. The
recitation . by Miss Jennie Russell, en
titled "Cleaning House," caused the
audience to realize that there is no fun
for a man to clean house. Miss Myrtle
Michell sang "You" with a great deal of
expression. Her song was one of the
finest numbers on the program.
After the entertainment was over,
everyone was invited to an ice cream
supper in the basement.
. Died at Master.
CELERY, for the entire NERVOUS system
BEEF, the greatest SUSTENANT known
. J IRON, to purify and enrich the. BLOOD
A' Simple Compound
Nature's Builder and Tonic J;
FOR SALE BY BLAKELEY &: HOUGHTON.'
Giosing Qut Sale
of DRY GOODS.
CLOTHING, FURNISHING- GOODS,
... ; jjuuxb, axuni, j3.aj.i3 ana uajtcs.
Past or, present values cut no figure, as goodg
MUST be SOLD LESS than COST.
The mass meeting .at the courthouse
last evening for the nomination of can
didate for city officers, was the smallest
meeting of that kind held in Tbe Dalles
in ten years. The . heaviest taxpayers
were conspicuous by their absence,
which evidences the fact that they are
entirely satisfied with the management
of the city's affairs as now administered,
The nominations will no doubt meet
with general approval, -and the ticket
will probably meet with no opposition
on Monday next. The meetings to be
held this evening in the several wards,
to nominate councilmen, should receive
Death has again visited our vicinity.
and removed one of our best and most
honorable citizens; one who was re
spected most by those who knew him
best ; one who in actions, and not words
only, was ever ready to help those in
need ; one who ever tried to make his
word good without counting the trouble
R. H. Hunter was born in 1843, near
Lone Jack, Jackson countv, Missouri,
where he lived until the breaking out of
the civil strife. After the war be re
turned to Missouri, where in 1867 he
married Nancy A. Vestal, who survives
In 1872 they moved to Nevada, where
he ' farmed in tbe Paradise valley.
While there be did some prospecting.
After residing in Nevada a few years
they moved i to Reno county; Kan.,
where he farmed for eleven years, then
he and his brother went to contracting
grade work on the railroad.' They quit
this and went into business in Colorado,
After a year's business there' he removed
to Los Angeles, Cat.,- where he was in
business -for two years. In 1892 he
bought a farm on Hosier creek, where
he - resided nntil the time of his death,
June 9, 1895, being nearly 52 years of
They who mourn the loss of a loving
husband, a kind and gentle father, have
the heartfelt sympathy of the entire
Not a Candidate.
Give a Call:
- J. P. McINERNY;
Can You Buy Groceries
Cheaper than This
Two ounces of good Plug Cut Tobacco for 5, and a Missouri Merchaum with
: every eight packages. , : . ; -
Lemons at 20c a dozen ; usual price, 5c.
Sixteen sounds San Francisco Granulated Sugar for $1.00.
Seventeen pomnds Hong Kong Granulated Sugar for 1.04.
Six teen-ounce plug of good Tobacco for 25c. ' , y. . ,
All stock of fresh and popular brands. ' Goods delivered free to any part f
the city. Ton are cordially invited to call and inspect stock and prices.
Southeast Cor. Union and Second Sis. . Telephone No. 92. !
' R UPERT & AB E L"
Wholesale and retail manufacturers and dealers In
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Collars;
TENTS and WAGON COVERS, ;
all Articles Kept In a First Class Harness Shop.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DOXI.
An interesting sight was to be seen
last evening at the East End. The
warehouses are crowded to outer edge of
the sidewalks with bales of wool ; a half
dozen teams blocked the front of the
Wasco warehouse, all heavily loaded
with wool, having just arrived from the
interior; a large band of aheepfiUed the
stock yards, and another of about the
same size was camped at' the head of the
grade. All these sheep were awaiting
car accommodations to be transported to
. The constitutional convention of Utah
has completed its labors and adjourned.
Polygamy, the evil which has so long
kept Utah from statehood is forever pro
hibited, and . the present plural mar
riages are to remain' in force There is
no apparent reason why the constitution
as found will not be approved and a new
state speedily added to the union.
To the Editor of The Cheonicli:
Inasmuch as there seems to be a great
deal of talk concerning my probable can
didacy for recorder, I desire to say that I
have been recorder Dalles City for two
terms and have tried to perform my
duties as such faithfully. I fully ap
preciate the high - honors which the
people of Dalles City have conferred up
on me, but I have engaged in other busi
ness which will prevent me from con
tinning the duties of recorder, and know
ing there are other competent, and
worthy persons for the place, I desire to
state unqualifiedly that I shall not be a
candidate, for appointment of recorder "JQ SsCOnd St 166 1,
under any circumstances.
Sincerely thanking the people for the
high trust they Eave reposed in me, I am
Douglas S. Dtjfub.
Adjoining E. J. Collins Oe.'s Stare
The Dalles, Oregon
SyCountry and Mail Orders will receive prompt attention.
Too Much Bob Juice.
For City Officers.
NEW 'DISEASE AMONG SHEEP.
A disease called anthrax is reported
to be prevalent among sheep in Austra
lia, and proves very fatal, 'baffling the
skill of doctors. A large quantity of
Australian wool is being received in this
country and if no worse result than com
petition is felt it is quite bad enough ;
but if an incurable disease is imported
Yesterday's market report, published
in the Uregonian, quotes wool v to 11
cents, and. Eastern Oregon 5 to 8 cents.
This indicates either that the - Orego
nian's market reporter is not quite "on
to his job," or else Portland is a very
poor wool market. Eastern Oregon
wool in the market here is selling from
8)4 to 10 cents, and there is more of it
sold, baled and shipped to the eastern
market from here than Portland dreams
It is noticeable , that among the at
tendants at the financial schools which
are being now held by the silvermen
throughout the land, there are a great
many ex-senators, ex-congresBmen and
ex-governors. . We wonder whether tbe
fact that they got left has anything to do
with their being among the "scholars."
The mass meeting at the courthouse
last night was called to order by Mayor
Menefee, who stated the object thereof,
and suggested tbe election of a chairman.
Mr. J. M. Patterson was nominated and
elected by acclamation, J. H. Cradle
baugh was elected secretary.
On motion it was ordered that nomin
ations be made by ballot, and H. J.
Maier and A. Edgar were appointed
' Nominations for mayor being in order
Mr. Frank Menefee was placed in nom
ination, and on motion the rules were
suspended and he was nominated by
acclamation. ; " ' -
I. I. Burget was nominated for tbe
office of treasurer by acclamation. '
For water commissioner at large J. O:
Mack was nominated by acclamation.
' On motion it was ordered that the
voters of each ward meet this evening at
7 o'clock, far the purpose of nominating
councilmen, etc. Tbe meeting place for
the first waitT is the council ' chambers,
second ward, circuit courtroom, third
ward, county courtroom. '
There being no further business the
meeting adjourned. . -
Iftuidach and Neuralgia cured by tr.
MILES' PAIN FILLS. "One cent a dose."
Marshal Blakeney was kept very busy
yesterday trying to round up some In
dians who were enjoying their rights, as
citizens under Judge Bellinger's decision.
He was making a charge on the crowd
when one of the brave men discovered
him, and quick as a flash they were on
their horses and started up . the bluff
back of. the ' Wasco warehouse. Our
marshal did not give up tbe chase, he
saw that one of the 'slwashes had used
his prerogatives as an American citizen,
too much for his own good. This lone
Indian was soon captured and landed in
the city jail with little difficulty. , This
morning he was brought before the city
recorder.. The Indian gave bis name as
Dick and said that he had had a little
more cider than he could, stand. The
recorder said: "Five dollars. Next."
. 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
plaints. " This medicine always cures
them. ' Snipes-Kinersly Drug Co.
We recommend De Witt's Colic and
Cholera Cure because webelieve it a
safe, and reliable remedy. It's good
efiecta are shown at once in cases , of
Cholera Morbus and similar complaints.
For sale by Snipes-Kinersly Drug Co.
Advertise in Tax Chronicle. .
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Wool ' Growers,
- - 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. .
CHARLES S. MOSES.