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THE DALLES WEEKLY, CHRONICLE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1895.
Tfie Weekly Chronicle.
Entered at the postoffiee at The Dalles, Oregon,
ai second-class mall matter.
vjjvernoi W. P. Lord
Secretary of State H R Klacaid
Treasurer Phillip Metscban
apt. of Pnbllo Instruction.
Attorney-uenerai. . .
,...G. M. Irwin
JO. W. McBride
jj. U Mitchell
( B. Hermann
JW. E. Ellis
laid before men seeking an investment,
we could have a woolen mill and cloth
ing factory. It ii just what we need to
make- this the best business city in the
Northwest. " ' -"'..'
Connty Judge.-... ...Geo. C. Blakelcy
.T. J. Driver
A. M. Kelsay
i A. S. Blowers
. Assessor. F. H. Wakefield
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. ..Troy Shelley
Coroner w. u. nuiu
THE OREGONIAN AND STANFORD
The Oregonian denounces as "a pinto
; cratic estaolishment" the university
founded by the late Senator Stanford,
and in language more emphatic than
dignified, roasts the founder and the
school. As to how Senator Stanford ac
quired hi9 wealth, we know very little,
and we think the Oregonian knows no
more than we. if btantord bad been a
Portland, instead of a California, capi
talist, the methods by which he acquired
his wealth would have concerned the
O-iegonian very little, particularly had
he chanced to own a block of its stock.
' It is not because Stanford acquired
his means by speculation with . other
people's money, or by . questionable
methods, that the Oregonian utters this
growl, for some 6f its friends, toward
whom it is quite obseqnious, acquired
their wealth by the same methods ; it is
not because the school is not a good one
- . that its teachers are sneered at by this
great journal, because we suepect the
cultura of the writer of the article re
ferred to is not such as to enable him to
know whether its teachers or its tench
mgs are what they should be; it is not
because honest or moral people do not
respect the school that this pure journal
and model bf integrity slurs it, because
- the editor of . the Oregonian knows that
the school is 'patronized and respected
by a very large number of people quite
as moral and quite as honest as the writer
referred to. It is because, and only be
cause, one of the men who has chanced
,- to be connected with the school, has had
the effrontry to enter the city of Port
land, and in the very presence of the
omniecent editor of the Oregonian, pro
mulgate ideas which are at variance
The article refered to is not becoming
a journal of the standing and ability of
the Oregonian. It sounds much like the
eflervesence of a rabid populistic jour
nal ; it sounds like the utterance of a
man who considers every statesman,
writer and preacher as a pigmy com
pared to his own self; of one who writes
the history and biography of every man
of note wfth words of contempt, and pic
tures his life as a failure; of one who
sees no good and no wisdom outside of
Stanford University has not failed, the
Oregonian to the contrary notwithstand
ing. It and its founder will be known
when the editor of the Oregonian will
have paesed into absolute oblivion'; and
: . i zl . i :i i i . r
ib aiiu jf.9 icnuuui a win w imaeuuu
the nation by educating its coming edit
via, tfcig( uuiiivia) ' DMbCBUIDU nuu
scientists after the Oregonian has ceased
to abuse men because they differ with
the editor, or know less than he is sure
he knows. ' '
- The Dalies needs, more than anything
else, an energetic street commissioner;
one who ib not afraid of a shovel, and at
the same time sufficiently intelligent
and observant to use his time and the
limited means at his disposal to the best
advantage' ' Many of the streets, the
brewery grade and ' the : road through
Thompson's addition, are in a very bad
condition by reason of loose rocks. A
very few slays' work by the right kfnd
of a man would improve the city won'
derfully. The sidewalks in many places
are actually unsafe, by reason of project
ing spikes. This condition could very
easily be improved. ' ' il -
The neztcombined marshal and street
commissioner will have no idle time on
his hands, but there is no reason why
one man cannot perform tne amies 01
both offices and do the work 'well. ' We
await with interest the action of the
mayor elected today in the matter of the
appointment of street commissioner and
AT THE CITY HALL TONIGHT.
OVR COINAGE SCHEME.
As we have heretofore declared, The
Chroniolk is nothing if not devoted to
the highest interests of the state, and it
was our patriotism that inspired us to
declare the great scheme of free coinage
of horsehide as the only true escape from
the financial distress of the state, with
out even copyrighting it. We are
pleased to note that the press of the
state appreciate the genius which origin
ated the plan, and the love of country in
our breast wbicn caused us to puDiisu
the secret ; but we confess our entbuBi
asm is chilled, our pride is checked, and
our feelings deeply hurt by the Pendle'
ton Tribune, which refers to the great
plan as having originated with a Grant
county paper. ' '
We can stand it to have the Eugene
Register and the Baker City Democrat
use our editorials without intimating
where it got them, indeed we are flat
tered thereby ; but we feel that we de
serve better treatment in respect to the
new coinage plan. .
Everyone should attend the meeting
at the city ball this evening at 8 o'clock.
An effort will be made to have The
Dalles, celebrate the country's birthday
in a fitting manner. There is plenty of
time yet to get up a good program. If
The Dalles dees not celebrate, many will
go to Portland and many from the coun
try, who would like to come into town,
will be denied the privilege., It will be
a. good, thing for the town, and: show
that The Dalles is properly patriotic,
The mayor has called a meeting this
evening to consider ways and means.
Thx Chronicle hopes to see a large at
. The report to be made by the board of
engineers recently sent to Nicaragua by
the government, will be looked forward
to: with great interest by every Pacific
coast shipper. It will indicate that al
ready a large amount of work has been
done, and well done, and the difficulties
are not so great as have been predicted.
The United States, and the Pacific eloj
especially, will be more benefited by
that work than any of like character
ever before undertaken. '
At The Dalles,
Death of Hon. T. S. Lane..
THE WAY IT SEEMS TO US.
THE MEMPHIS CONVENTION.
The most desirable result of the silver
convention at Memphis, which has just
adjourned, will be the establishment of
a new party, whose one doctrine is i'ree
coinage of silver. It will be a refuge to
many discontents in both the demo
cratic and republican parties, and if we
are not mistaken, will aemonstate tne
fact that outside of those who are di
rectly interested in the sale of silver,
there are few sincere 16 to 1 silver men
We hope, the new party will be
' A 'lesson in money; is famished from
Seattle. The school board of that city,
in need of money, offered bonds for sale
to the amount of 8400.000. This scnooi
board is a popniist bod v. and could not
bear the thought of stipulating to pay in
gold, though getting gold or gold value
for its bonds; so it advertised that the
bonds, when due, would be paid in cur
rent, mnnnv. Rnnrl-rimilerfi. of coarse.
looked askance at this proposal.1 They
would willingly have given a premium
of 6 per cent for these 5 per cent bonds,
or a bonus of $24,000 for the whole lot, if
payment in gold bad been stipulated :
but since it was not, the best offer that
could be had gave a total premium of
about 14,600. and the district lost nearly
$20,000 for the luxury or privilege of re
serving the right to swindle the bond-
buyer, if the opportunity should be pre-
aentea. Of course the bond buver real
izes fully that he runs some risk, and
this is why he didn't pay more for the
bonds ; but since there is a growing con
viction that the parity of all kindB of
money will be maintained, through de
cline or defeat of the euver and cheap'
money craze, the risk was not considered
very great, and a small premium was
given for the bonds. Sunday Oregonian
We do not know all that is to be
known concerning ' the history and
science of national finance, but the fore
going is in line with our idea that any
attempt to make uncertain the measure
of values, or to use a measure that flue
t nates is dangerous. Dalles City bonds
were made payable in U. S. gold coin,
the same as all obligations taken by
Gov. ' Altgeld, ex-Gov. Pennbyer D. P.
Thompson, and other silver advocates
who invest Vioney, and $20,000 of them
were sold at a premium of $2020 to a
local capitalist. ' '" -
A COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATION.
THE DALLES SHOULD
" The Dalles is the largest wool market
in the slate, and there is every reason to
expect that it will continue to be; yet
there is not an Industry here that makes
use either of wool or pelts. Pendleton
has a scouring mill that is doing well
financially, and is. saving much to that
part of the state. Salem and Oregon
City have woolen mills, which use a con
siderable quantity of Oregon wool, and
pay a better price for it than foreign
buyers can afford to. Their goods are
as desirable ap any in the market. If
their clothes were made up as carefully
and neatly, there would be a very large
home demand for them ; but because of
poor tailoring their goods are not as
saleable as eastern-made clothing.
What The Dalles needs, and should
have, is a woolen mill of large capacity,
and with it a tailoring establishment
capable of turning out as well made and
well finished clothing as any in the
country. The local demand for these
goods would be very considerable, and
Eastern Oregon, Washington and Idaho
would tarnish a market for all the goods
made. We want an establishment with
sufficient capital to be independent of
subsidies, r We will furnish the market,
and local capital would be furnished to
the right kind of men, but because peo
ple here are confident that the enter
prise would be profitable, they will not
contribute to the support of it. Land
and materials for buildings will be given
by people of The Dalles, and every en
couragement in 'the way of patronage is
offered. The1 effect such an industry
would have-on' the wool market is clear
ly demonstrated by the effect of the
Cnrtiss mill on the wheat market.
We believe, if the lacts were properly
Dalles City owns its own waterworks,
and is paying for them without a strain
We paid what seemed at the time a big
price for them, namely $125,000; but
the first payment of $25,000 has been
met, and no greater burden has been
thereby imposed upon the citizens than
when we were paying a non-resident
capitalist for the water we used. The
water commission is composed of busi
ness men who are anxious to have the
business properly managed. As the
city grows and it certainly is growing
the income will increase, and water
rates can be reduced; and when the
water bonds are paid, the water works
will pay off our other bonded indebtedness.
The nominations made by the city
caucus for mayor, treasurer add water
commissioner at large will continua in
office men who have occupied these re
spective offices for some time, and who
are familiar with the duties required of
them. - The ward nominations will give
us two as good water commissioners
in Mr. Mays and Mr. Peters as could
have been selected. The others
nominated .are most of them men who
have heretofore served the city in public
capacity, and there is no reason why
we may not now look for a careful and
esonomieal administration of the city's
affairs. If the result of Monday's elec
tion is otherwise, The Chronicle will
be surprised, t
Few towns of the size and importance
of The Dalles are without any organiza
tion of business men. - Prior to the fire
of 1891, we had an efficient organization
of this character (in the board of trade,
to which the town and country are large
ly indebted for the boat line. Since
September, 1891, there has been no ef
fort on the part of those most interested
in the welfare t the city to maintain an
organization. The city feels the need of
it. Without it any concerted action is
extremely difficult, if not impossible,
Walla Walla, Pendleton, Baker City,
Heppner, and other interior towns, find
such organizations useful, and they
thereby have an advantage over us.
In some places the social feature is
added to the business interests, and the
efficiency of the society strengthened..
Let us have a commercial club.
The ' Chbonicle is proud of the busi
ness and financial standing of this city,
and we are more concerned in Its welfare
than any other subject.. We note, with
much satisfaction, the kindly feeling
manifested toward our city by -the lead
ing papers of this portion of the state.
Particularly is this true of the FoBsil
Journal, Condon Globe, Antelope Herald
land Prineville Review. Their pleasant
words for The Dalles and its business
enterprises are appreciated. 'Most of
our interests are identical with those of
the places where these papers are pub
lished, and we are glad to join hands
with them in assisting in the develop
ment of Eastern Oregon. Therv is much
to be gained by corporation of the press ;
nothing by a jealous rivalry. From the
latter we are glad to be free.
No one was surprised today when the
death of Hon. T. S. Lang was announced
Since Thursday he has Iain in : an tin
conscious condition, while he- steadily
grew weaker and weaker;' LOn that day
Mr. Lang started to go into the yard but
finding himself in too weak a' condition
returned to the house and lay down upon
the bed, from which he never again was
to rise. , Since Sunday evening he has
taken no nourishment, and the hour of
death was known to be but a short while
distant. "This morning there was
marked change for the worse and shortly
before 1 o'clock the spirit of Thomas S,
Lang passed away.
Mr. Lang was born June 16, 1826, and
was just two davs past 69 vears old.' He
had been a distinguished personage in
the political life of Maine before coming
to Oregon about the middle of the '70s.
Mr. Lang first engaged in stock raising,
and for several years was editor of the
Wasco County Sun. His articles, es
pecially upon the tariff question, at'
traded wide attention all over the
Northwest and he was known as an
authority from the protection standpoint
Thomas Stackpole Lang was a man of
most generouB impulses, and those who
had his friendship received loyal devo
tion. - To the Indian was h especially
a friend, and the remaining members of
once powerful tribes went to Mr. Lang
in their troubles, with the calm assur
ance that he would help them.
The death of this gentleman will be
deeply regretted by the citizens of this
state, many of them men high in posi
tion. Although for the last year or two
his life has been in such a precarious
condition that active duties had teen
very much lain aside, yet he had long
been a familiar figure in The Dalles, and
his loss will be sincerely mourned. - He
leaves a wife and two daughters, a son
having died many-years ago. -
At a later date we will give a bio
graphical sketch of Mr. Lang. The
notice of the funeral will .be announced
Regarding Jahn Hawthorne.
Deputy Sheriff Kelly received a tele
graphic message from United States
Marshal Grady asking him if a subpoena
could be served upon Peter Klamath at
Warm Springs. Mr. Kelly wired back
to send the subpoena and when it ar
rived he dispatched Frank Gabel as
special deputy to serve the subpoena,
Mr. Gabel started at once on horseback
for Warm Springs and will reach there
this evening. A subpoena was also
served upon ' Mrs. Mary Hawthorne on
behalf of th9 defense. The trial occurs
in Portland, June 21st, and it seems to
be a general impression that an acquittal
will be ths result Sheriff Driver will
be a witness in the case. Hawthorne is
bearing his confinement well and is sup
plied with every necessity and luxury,
It is understood that John F. Caples has
been retained to plead for Hawthorne
and if that be the case his cause will be
Tjs poms wm of an m exp its
" - " Its Record Unimpeachable, Imperishable, Unblemished; ' -Above
the Reach of Jealous Rivals. - - ... . ...
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Monster Museum, Triple Circus, Great Elevate States. Double Menaeerie fiDec-
- - -fcgbavu v j.iTT ucunnuunii! features.
The democratic congressional commit'
tee are to send some of their ablest
speakers to- this coast to tell us about
free wools, and bow they will make Ore
gon wool bring twenty cents per pound
We hope every wool man who voted for
"a change" in 1893 will come out of the
mountains, with their herders, to hear the
good news. Sheep need no protection,
so that the absence of the herders will
do no harm, and you will learn a great
deal that you have not learned, and will
not learn, by experience.
The boat line makes practically an
open river to this point. An open river
to this point compels the O. R. & X. Co.
to make a wool rate on Atlantic ship
ments from here to Dal uth of 80 cents
per 100 lbs. ; while from Arlington, fifty
two miles nearer Duluth, the rate is 45
cents higher, and from Pendleton, 200
miles nearer, the rate is 60 cents higher.
The through rate from here to Boston is
55 cents per 100 pounds lower than from
Arlington.'.. . '
411 druggists sell Dr. Mllea' Palo Pllfe
The wool market report indicates a
weakening instead ' of strengthening.
One report says-: "Prices cannot ad
vance, as on a basis of one or two cents
higher for scoured wools, a large quan
tity of . foreign' wools could be. imported,
which would prevent." We under
stood from the democratic press and
stump speakers that all we needed to
make a demand for our wools was the
free importation of foreign wools. ' Is it
rjossible that we were deceived? - A wit
ness shown to be false in one particular
should be discredited in all. On this
theory the whole democratic party will
never again be trusted. ' '
The council, at their meeting Satur
day evening, reduced the salary of city
recorder to $50 per month. ' This is in
line with the suggestions heretofore
made by The Chbonicle, and we be
lieve will meet the approval of the citi
zens. We think, however, that a good
man could be bad to fill the position at
$40 per month if the council would fix
the office hours 8 a. m. to 2 p. m. and
require the recorder to be at bis office
during those hoars, and those only. In
any event, the office hours should be
fixed and the recorder be requested to
keep the office open daring those hoars.
no -iron ebct
Become a Mother?
, then permit us to
iv mai xrr. ncrce s
tion is indeed,
' a true '
FOB.' JT. VAXES
bv creoarlne' the
svstem for tarturi-
tion, thus assisting Nature and shortening
" Iabor." The painful ordeal of childbirth
is robbed of its terrors, and the dangers
thereof greatly lessened, to both mother and
child. The period of confinement is also
srreatlv shortened, the mother strenethened
and built up, and an abundant secretion of
nourishment for the child promoted.
Send io cents for a large Book (i68 pages),
giving all particulars. Address, World's
Dispensary Medical Association, 663
Main St., Buffalo, N. Y.
Mrs. Fred Hont, of Glenville, N. K,
says:. I read atxrat jjt. fierce 's Fa
vorite Prescription being so good, for a wo
man Willi cniiu, so x
got two bottles last
September, and De
cember 13th I had a
twelve pound baby
girl. When I was
confined was not
sick in any may. I
did not suffer any
pain, and when the
child was born I walk
ed into another room
and went to bed. I
keep your Extract of
Smart-Weed on hand
all the time. It was
verv cold weather
and our room was 1 Mas. Hcirr.
very cold but I did not take any cold, and
never had any after-pain or any other pain.
It was all due to God and Dr. Pierce's Fa
vorite Prescription and Compound Extract
of Smart-Weed. This is the eighth living
child and the largest of them all. I suf
fered everything that flesh could suffer with
the other babies. I always had a doctor
and then he could not help me very much,
but this time my mother and my husband
were alone with me.. My baby was only
seven days old when I got up and dressed
and left my room and stayed up all day."
Ladies, Attention ! Daring 'the next
six weeks, Mrs. II. E. Briggs will offer
bargains in millinery, greater than ever
offered before. -Full line ' of trimmed
hats always on hand.'- - Ladies and chil
dren's hats from 75c to $2.50. 112 Second
street The Dalles, Or. m23-2w
RI75L.TO. THE STRONGEST MAN ON EARTH. ' VICTORIK. the
most Majestic Rora'i Bengal Tieer ever in caotivitv. - THE ONLY HIDING
TIGER IN THE UNIVERSE. Actual r performing equestrian feats beyond con
ception on the back of a flying thoroughbred while encased in an iron casre that
circles the ring, to be seen only with these great shows. $10,000 school of Educat
ed Sea Lions. No other show possessing such an attraction.
By an arrangement with the leading Shows of America this will be the ONLY
CIRCUS that will visit this section this year.
resenting an Unabridged Unparalleled Program
EXALTED IN AIM AND PURE IN TONE.
4t3ig iS&ottf s Combined 4
IQO Sensational and Startling Acts. ;
The Best Performing Elephants I
Leopards, and Baby Camels !
40 GREAT CIRCUS ACTS I
5 Great Bands in Street Parade !
Courtly Knights and Dames !
A Drove of Monster Camels I
Zebras, Bears and Baby Monkeys !
20 GREAT LEAPERS!
Richly Carved & Gilded Tableau Wagons
Myriad Cages, Dens and Lairs ! '
TJffi GREATEST BflEBflCK $IDESS that the dorld has Eve? Produced.
THE ONLY FLOCK OF GIANT AFRICAN OSTRICHES..
The Largest Birds on Earth and the Only Show Possessing such a Feature.
TWO MENAGERIES OF WILD BEASTS
And open Dens of 8avage Brutes, Mammoth Elephants, Lions, Tigers,
Hyenas, Bears, Wolves, Leopards and Panthers. Zebras trained to
drive like horses. Knights in Armor, Ladies as Princeesess, Male
and .Female Jockeys, Squadrons of Princes. Nobles and Cava
liers in- Royal Robes, and Rich Costumes, Mounted on Spirited
Horses like Days of Old. Be sure and ask your Station Agent for
Cheap : Excursion : Kates
Every Railroad Gives Low Rates to this Big Show.
- At iff A. M. a Glorious, Grand Holiday Free Street Parade.
ONE DAY ONLY. AFTERNOON ANU NIGHT.
DOORS OPEN AT 1 AND 7 P.M.
This will positively be the only Circus that will visit this section this year.
General Admission, ...... . . . 50 Cents.
Children under 9 Years of Age, 25 Cents.