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THE DALLES IV lVAiTY1ZnTZTinniB&TnED 22,-1895.
The Weekly Ghroniele.
Entered at tbe postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon.
u aecona-ouwa mui mauer.
Savernor.. W. P. Lord
Secretary of State HE Kincald
Treasurer Phillip Metechun
ape of ranuo imstraouon u. m. irwic
Attorney-General. CM. Idleman
IG. W. McBride
(J. H. Mitchell
)W. R. Ellis
....W. H. Leeds
' COUNTY officials.
Commissi oners .
Superintendent of Public Bobools
..Geo. C. Blakeley
T. J. Driver
A. M. Kelsay
...... Win. Mlchell
" (A. S. Blowers
...F. H. Wakefield
. . ...E. F. Sham
W. H. ButU
EUROPE IN AMERICA.
Euro pa is having an unpleasant ex
perience all around on this continent.
Cuba is in open rebellion against Spain,
and, fronj ia.ll. .appearances, the final
straggle ,for independence is approach
ing. Spain, has sent Oen. Mortines;
, Campos, one of her , ablest, commanders
as captain general in Cuba, and a: large
force of regular troops' to assist in the
-subjugation of the island. But the rev-
- olutionary party Is gaining etrength rap
idly, and the approaching hot weather
is one of their strongest allies.
The people o! the United States gen
erally sympathize with tbe revolution'
ists, and are sending expeditions on tbe
sly, with munitions of war. Tbe presi
dent has proclaimed against this filibua
tering.bui proclamations will do little
to prevent it. The , conditions - were
never so favorable for Spain to be driven
out of possession of tbe last of its Amer
ican holdings. England has recently
bulldozed Nicaragua into paying an in
demnity of $75,000 because that small
government had the independence to
request a Mr. Hatch; an English vice
consul at Blue Fields, to mind his own
business. Hatch is not an Englishman
and he was especially active in opposing
tbe Nicaragnan government in its policy
among the Mosquito Indians. Tbe gov
ernment stood from him more than
Bbruugor guvcrruiuems wuuia nnvo uone,
and because he was told to attend to
bis own businees, tbe English govern
ment threatened to bombard the chief
sea port of Nicaragua, or have $75,000
cash down for the "insult' Nicaragua
submitted, but England has lost its
. trade, which was quite considerable,
has aroused the indignation of the en
tire nation, and whatever , influence it
4 ad is gone. -Now Germany wants a
;part of Venezuela for a naval station. -
The United States cannot take part in
-these controversies, but every American
-citizen is gratified at tbe conditions re.
ferred to, and longs to see Cuba out
from under Spanish- rale. The Monroe
doctrine is a good one, and England, as
well as other European nations, roust
keep hands off; otherwise it will require
more than proclamations to bold our
people at home.
felt in these states. The Creator has
done much for those slates which he has
not done for Oregon ; but in depriving
ns of broad level prairies, He . bas made
it inconvenient, if not impossible, for
one person or corporation to operate or
control, a large territory within our
state. Our mountains, hills and can
yons are inconvenient, but they are,
after all, a great blessing. Our lands
must, from necessity, be tilled by men
who own small tracts only ; and these
must reside upon them. ..Thus the pop
ulation will do permanent and will be
home-builders. : Cultivation by small
tracts is always conducive to better cul
tivation and greater wealth ; the profits
are expended or invested witnin me
state. Permanency of population tends
to the building of homes ; these require
churches and schools, and these make
community contented, 'prosperous and
Oregon, will never be cursed with ab
sent landlordism, and for this reason', as
well as many others, it -is a most desira
ble land for the home-seeker.
TBE TYGB GRADE..
AS LEAVE AS NOT.
THE COMING OF THE WEST.
The college commencements, which
this week are being held throughout our
state, are calling attention to the fact
that Oregon is taking rapid steps in edu
cational advancement. In spite of hard
times pressure and the feeling that a
college education is a luxury not to be
considered in days ot . depression, yet
the, rosters of our higher institutions
show a general increase in students.
Not only is. the present'satisfactory ; the
future is bright with' hope. The day is
at hand when Oregon and Washington
are to rival their older Bisters of the East
in giving .to their youth all the advan
tages of a liberal education. ,
Whitman, .college at Walla Walla,
which .was , founded as a monument to
the martyr, Marcus Whitman, ia on the
eve of a great advancement. Started
by the efforts of President Penrose, a
young man born to lead, and possessed
of an inspiration like that given to the
prophets of old, an endowment of $200,
000 has been so nearly assured that it is
only a question of a little time till the
whole .. amount, and . more,' will be
pledged. The citizens of Walla Walla
have given 50,000, and wealthy friends
in the East will supply the remainder.
Washington, will have one institution
that will, stand in the front rank of the
Christian echoola of the . West, and be
what its ' founder, Missionary Eels, in
tendeda mighty monument to a noble,
Now that the legislature of Oregon bas
declared that county roads 1 shall no
longer be subject to taxation, there is
little left to be done in the way of legis
lation to make the people of this state
entirely happy. But there is one more
boon they can confer, and we believe the
next legislature will grant it. The de
sired legislation is not new, but will be
found embodied in an ordinance adopted
in 1639 by the town of Dedham, Mass.
It is as follows: "And be it further
enacted, that hereafter no person whit
soever shall make a garment for women,
or any other sex, with sleeves more than
half an ell wide in the widest 'part, and
so proportionate for larger or smaller
persons. And for present reformation
of immoderate great sleeves and some
other superfluities, which may easily be
redressed without much, prejudice or
spoil of garments, it is ordered, etc."
THE PRESS AND FREE SILVER
Upon nearly every question of na
tional interest the press of tbe country
is divided, and tbe ablest journals are
often upon opposite sides. This is, and
long has been, true respecting the tariff,
the banking, and revenue questions.
Upon the silver question one is im
pressed with the unanimity of the lead
ing newspapers JNortn . and boutb
Whatever may be said as to tbe motives
and influences which mould the policy
of a great newspaper, it must be con
ceded that their editors are men of
brains, who give careful thought and
tudy to all important questions, and
the fact that the more influential papers
of the country are opposing tbe free and
unlimited coinage of silver, is a verv
strong indication that the nation will
never adopt tbe plan.
Outside of silver producing states
there is little life to the agitation. -
A correspondent in yesterday's issue
soeeests that while other roads are be
ing boomed, the Tygh grade should 'not
be overlooked. There is no necessity of
calling; attention to that road: it is
built, and bnilt to stay, a splendid mon
ument to T. J: Driver, the builder, and
to the generosity of tbe people who con
trib cited toward the expense of it. We
wish we had more just such roads.
Everyone who has traveled up the old
grade knows what a curse it was to the
country south of it, and can fully appre
ciate the new road. We lave that ; we
must urge the construction of more like
it. - '
to the Indiana won for him tbe admira
tion of all fair-minded citizens, and tbe
gratitude and confidence of every Indian
along the river.
A Successful Repetition.
Cleveland is the center pi attraction
today tor the political eyes of the coun
try. The league convention is being at
tended by prominent- men from differ
ent sections, who are taking an active
interest In the deliberations. The coin
age question will be the all-absorbing
one, and tbe policy seems to be that it
should be left .for settlement. to the
proper Authority the national conven
tion. Any other procedure would be
folly. If the men of counsel are wise,
they. will imitate the example of the
Oregon republicans, and leave alone that
which they can do no good by handling.
Funeral of thai Late Bob. T. b. Lang.
DALLES CITY DEBT.,
The bonded indebtedness of the city
now $157,000, upon which is an an
nual interest charge of $9,420. Of this
indebtedness $100,000 will be paid in
four annual payments of $25,000 each by
the revenues from the water system
Fifty-seven thousand dollars will become
due at one time, twenty-five y&rs
hence. The semi-annual interest charge
upon this latter sum is $1,711, or $285
During tbe past lour or bve vears
nearly this entire Indebtedness bas been
incurred. Hence to overcome the defi
cit and meet the interest charge there
must be a marked change in the manage
ment of tbe city's business. The men
to whom this work is intrusted are cap
able of handling it, but it will require
tbe closest attention, and no opportunity
to economize can be overlooked.
ALTGELD'S SPECIAL SESSION.
NO LANDLORDS IN OREGON.
Minnesota, North and 'South' Dakota,
and some of the other western states are
cursed by reason ot. the large holdings
of non-resident or corporate land hold
ings, Farms covering many miles in
extent , are, operated, by one , manage
ment; ' During the seeding and harvest
ing seasons an army of men is required
and employed; . daring the remainder of
the year a large part of these laborers
are wandering from place to place seek
ing labor or begging Jor a living. The
net profits; ok.ihe, business are. sent out
of the state-, and art. nsed out of the
state, and" largely ont of the United
States. ..- ' i..;s ,. . ;
The unfortunate conditions incident
to absent landlordism . in Ireland and
Scotland are being felt, and will be more
Governor Altgeld has called a special
session of the legislature of Illinois, one
purpose being to pass laws regarding
sleeping-car charges. We knew Altgeld
was tbe friend of tbe laboring people ;
he proposes to have such laws adopted
that the poor laborers of the country,
the people, who always travel in Pull
man cars and have their boots blacked
by colored porters, shall not be robbed
by extortionate charges of this rich cor
poration. The iron workers, the car
penters, tbe brick-layers,: the hodcar
ries and common , laborers of Illinois
have much to be grateful for because of
thei governor's thoughtfnlness for them.
If a special session costs the taxpayers
a large sum, it don't matter; laboring
people must have Pullman car accom
modations at less cost. .- . .:. ' '
The meeting of the Grand, Army of the
state at Oregon City is one of the occa
sions which a few years hence will be
memorable. Thirty years have passed
since, these . men .wer9..,organized...asa
military power, and each year from now
on will make a deep inroad upon the
numbers who marched and fought to
save the nation. . Nothing within the
gift of the people should be too good tor
these men who are now so rapidly pass
ing over to join the ranks of their com
rades who fell on the field of battle.
The Grand Army will have few more
annual reunions on this earth.
Ul druggist sell Dr. Miles' Pain Pills,
This morning all that was mortal of
Thomas S. Lang was laid to rest in Sun
set cemetery. The services were held at
the family residence and were attended
by a large number of the friends of the
dead man and bis bereaved family.
Rev. W. C. Curtis of the Congregational
church, read the beautiful words of the
Episcopal funeral service and then the
choir sang Cardinal Newman's touching
hymn, "Lead Kindly Light." There
were no remarks or sermon preached at
either the house or grave, but the ser
vices were in keeping with the character
of Mr. Lang' perfectly simple and sin
cere. J. he casket was borne by Unarles
Hilton, John Harden, N.B. Sinnott, Dr.
Shackelford, B. G. Whitehouse and H
iierbring. A large number ot carriages
containing prominent people who' had
known Mr. Lang during his life in The
Dalles and had admired his sterling
qualities, followed the remains to the
The services at the cemetery were of
the simplest kind ; no words of eulogy
were eaid, but only tbe comforting
truths of the burial service. The casket
was covered in a profusion of beautiful
flowers given by mourning friends.
Mr. Lang daring bis residence in The
Dalles, by bis unvarying kindness and
courtesy, has made lasting friends of all
with whom he came in contact. , - He
leaves a widow and two daughters who
mourn him as a kind and loving bus
band and father. . His age was 69 years.
Thomas Stackpole Lang was born in
North Berwick, Maine, on June 16, 1826.
Alter leaving tbe friends school, a
Quaker institution at Providence, R. I.
he engaged in business with his father,
James D. Lang, who was largely in
terested in lumber and shipping, besides
being an extensive woolen manufacturer,
During many years of businees success
Mr. Lang found time to do much for his
state and locality. At his own expense
he imported from Europe cattle and
horses, which greatly raised tbe grade of
stock in his vicinity, and bis methods of
farming are still. admired there.
He served several terms in the Maine
legislature, both as eenator and repre.
sentative, and took a prominent part in
republican politics. When the rebellion
broke out, he was tendered a commission
of colonel by Governor Washburn, but
owing to private reasons he did. not
qualify. He bas borne the title, of
colonel since that time. His close at
tention .to business began to tell upon
his almost iron constitution , and in 1867
he accepted tbe appointment of commis
sioner to the world's fair at Paris. After
considerable residence abroad he re'
turned home much improved in health,
and in 1872 on the liberal republican, or
"Greely" ticket, he contested the con
gressional seat : with James G. Blaine,
losing by a narrow majority, and carry
ing his home county by a flattering vote.
At this time he had extended his lum
ber shipping to Cuba, and was engaged
in trading with the West Indes. When
the Cuban insurrection' broke ' oat in
1873 he sustained heavy losses in the
island of Cuba, and through - the failure
of bthers in this country, lost a band'
some fortune. This trouble, together
with that brought about by the panic of
1873, so undermined Mr. Lang's health
that in the following year he determined
to move to Oregon and there engage in
the stock business with a relative, Hon.
J.J W. Nesmith. , The change of life
agreed with- him, and for a time his
health returned; .but four years later he
was forced- to abandon tbe stock busi
ness and remove to The Dalles, where
he edited: and published the Wasco
County J3un for a number of years, and
established a wide reputation as a forci
ble and convincing writer. . His edito
rials on the tariff, as it affected Oregon's
interests, : attracted much attention.
He was appointed receiver of The Dalles
land office by President Harrison, and
held the position during the administra
tion.: : r., : ,.:
For many years past Mr. Lang has
held ' the position ; of Bpecial Indian
agent in the matter of the protection of
Indian Ashing rights on the Columbia
river. His unfaltering stand for justice
It was something of an experiment on
tbe part of tbe management to have
"Damon and Pythias" repeated ' last
night; but the crowded opera house
showed tbe wisdom of the move. As
soon as it was announced that the play
would again be given, seats began to Bell
rapidly, and all. the choice ones were
soon disposed of. The rudience that
attended last night was more demonstra
tive of its appreciation than the one on
the previous night, and applause was
frequent and hearty. The play ran
smoothly, without a bitch or hesitancy,
and many were kind enough to say that,
if possible, last night's performance was
more pleasing than the first.
At the close of the fourth act the ap
plause continued so long that Mr. Ras
mus was compelled to appear before the
curtain . with Mr, . Hampshire, with
whom as "Lucallus," he had just fin
ished a scene. A beautiful bouquet was
sent up from the audience and presented
t Mr. Rasmus on behalf of bis friends
in The Dalles. The gentleman, in a
few well-chosen words, thanked? tbe
donor, and expressed bis thanks to the
people of the city who had shown their
An accident happened to the bass viol
early in the evening, which deprived the
orchestra of its beautiful tones. The mu
sic between acts was excellent, and the
soft notes during tbe impressive parts of
the acting were very pretty, especially
Rubenstein's Melody in F, which was
exquisitely - played by Mr. Birgfeld
the piano and Mr. Burchtorf with the
violin. The Dalles is fortunate in hav
ing two such pleasant attractions as the
Dramatic Club and the orchestra.
WHAT IT IS
" ". CELERY, for the entire NERVOUS system
BEEF, the greatest SUSTENANT known
IRON, to purify and enrich the BLOOD
A Simple Compound
Celery Beef $ Iron
. Nature's Builder and Tonic
FOB SALE BY BLAKELEY & HOUGHTON.
Closing Out Sale
of DRY GOODS
CLOTHING, FURNISHING- GOODS,.
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS.
Past or present values cut no figure, as goods
MUST be SOLD LESS than COST.
More Honor For The Dalle.
A.t the meeting of the Womans Relief
Corps yesterday in Oregon City, Mrs.
Myers of this city was chosen president.
This is the most important office in tbe
gift of the Relief Corps for the state, and
it is needless to say the honor conferred
is a great one. Tbe Oregonian prints
the following biographical sketch of Mrs.
Myers, which will be interesting to our
readers though they are well acquainted
with her life: '
"Mary Scott Myers, who was chosen
department commander of the Woman'
Relief Corps, is the wife of an old sol
dier, W. S. Myers, now an attorney at
The Dalles. They were married in Ver
mont before the was and Mrs. Myers
taught school while her husband was at
the front four years in the Sixth Ver
mont infantry. After.-the war they
came to Oregon fourteen years ago and
settled in The Dalles. Mrs. Myers
joined J. W. Nesmith corps when it was
organized and she has three times been
elected president of that corps. She has
been past department president, nation
al aide and delegate to the national
council. For nine years she taught in
The Dalles academy. . She is a cultured
woman of good executive ability and is
admirably fitted to be the head of this
women's patriotic order. While she is
no longer young, the years have dealt
lightly with her and she is a gracious
and beautiful woman, of quiet manner,
intelligent, strong, tactful, thoroughly
feminine and altogether a delightful per
sonalty." ' '
Mrs. Mamie E. Briggs of The Dalles
was honored by being elected treasurer,
and this city was certainly fortunate in
having two of its prominent ladies elec
ted to such important offices.
Lane Bros., the blacksmiths, have an
improvement on trail brakes that takes
at sight. , 'Y. ja0-2wd&w
No Resolution Passed.'
The following telegram, dated Cleve
land, Ohio, was received by Mr. Malcolm
Moody just as we are going to press :
Convention adjourned. Passed no
resolution on , the ; financial or party
policy. Deferred to national convention;
, Z. F. Moody."
The convention showed its wisdom by
doing just as it has done.
For InCurta and Children.
Castoria promote Digestion, ' and
overcome; Flatulency, Constipation, Sour
Stomach, Diarrhoea, and FeTerishnees
Thus the child is rendered healthy and it'
sleep matiaraX : j Caetorlav contain no
Horphloe or other narcotic property.
"CaetoriateMweU adapted to ctriUbea (fee
I recommend ttMsuperiortoaiiypreMrlpUon,
tone." i U.l.ikm.l.u, :
in Sooth Oxford St, Broektvo, K.T..
Csatoria ud ahell elwava oostlmoa to do eo.
aaUBealBvarieMyprodiieed beneftaU remits."
ISbth Street end 7U At., Xv York Cltr.
The me of Ceeterfe to wo -ulverael end
Its merit o well keen tbe 1 mm a ork of
euaereroerettoe to endorse It. Tmw are the in.,
tefujenll families who do bo keep Ceeteria
wuaaeeieeek." - .-;! WK;: -: :
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Give We a Call.
J. P. McINERNY,
Wholesale and retail manufacturers and dealers in
RUPERT & GABEL,
TENTS and WAGON COVERS,
all Articles Kept in a First Class Harness Shop.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DOXX.
Adjoinlag S. J. ellins Ce.'s Store
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CALL and SEE the DISPLAY
in OUR 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-
MRS. M. E. BRIGGS,
Successor to Anna Peter it Co.,
112 Second Street.
Blakeley & Houghton,
75 Second Street,
The Dalles, Oregon
JE&"Couritry and Waft Orders will receive prompt attention.
New England Marble Granite Works,
Calvin H. Weeks, Proprietor.
-WHOLES ALB AND RETAIL DEALER lit-
'ine 1 Imported j&ateij.
Do not order Monumental Work until you obtain our figures. You will find
that, ior good work, our charges are always the lowest. Cash or time settlements
fas preferred can be arranged for at greatly reduced figures. Send address for de-
signs and prices. Second and Third-street cars pass our salesrooms .
720 Front Street, opp. the Failing School, ' PORTLAND, OR.
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.