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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1895.
The Weekly Ghronicie.
THIt DALLB8 - - - OKBUOM
Entered at the postoUce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class mail matter.
jvernoi.. - W. P. lord
Secretary ol State UK Kincaid
Treasurer Fhlllip Netschan
Bapt-of Public Instruction........ tr. i. irwin
Attnm-T.GcncrnI CM. Idleman
. IG. W. McBride
Hraators jj H Mitchell
Congrcmmien Jw n Ellis
3tate Printer W. U. Leeds
' COUJfTlT OFFIC1AI.8.
County Judge. Geo. C. Blakeley
Sheriff.. T. J. Driver
Clerk A. M. Kelsay
Treasurer 'm. Michell
, , (Frank Kincaid
Commissioners U.S. Blowers
Assessor F. H. Wakefield
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Superintendent ol Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner , W. H. ButU
OUT OF THE' USUAL.
The sufferers from Spragu6's disas
trous lire have received a donation of
$133 from the relief committee of Spo
kane. This is but a portion of that
citv's liberality, but is especially notice-
. able as being the lust of the funds in the
. hands of the relief committee organized
August 4, 18S9, a short time after the
fiery cloud had melted the bueiness por
tion of Spokane to ashes. For several
. years nothing lad' been said or done re
garding the amount of inoney( still pos
sessed -Jy the committee, and many
learned, with a feeling of surprise, that
money given to aid Spokane could be
turned for the benefit of Spragne. After
the committee had finished its labors,
for which it was created, there remained
a balance on "hand of over $600. All but
the portion above alluded to bad been
spent for charitable purposes within the
last two years. In view of the many
rcandals that have arisen in connection
with the distribution of money and aid
in the lime of great calamities, it is es-
. pecially gratifying to the members of
this committee that they can look back
upon a difficult trust so efficiently exe-
Great calamities make uncertain the
judgments of men, before considered
good; and lavishness takes the
frugality; sympathy exceeds justice;
and charity' lessens frugality. . But,
judging from the final: action of the Spo
kane committee, the members proved
- themselves faithful servants, who nei
ther wasted nor withheld when needed,
People who gave so generously to
stricken Spokane six years ago, can feel
a double pleasure that their chanty has
been made to cover the stretch of years,
and comes now to Sprague in her time
one who lays aside the rules of prudence,
danger is brought to all. Only can we
hope for a cessation of such distressing
affairs when people learn that the water
at ' best is a dangerous plaything and
every precaution taken is none too great,
A WOOLEN MILL AGAIN.
Spokane is murmuring because no
smelter exists in that city for the re-
duction of the ores brought from the
adjacent' mines. " Flouring mills, great
factories and large mercantile bouses
have grown to meet the demands of
fast developing country; but with all tb
increase in mining activity, and the
wonderful output resultant, there exists
no establishment for the treating of
ores. Train loads carrying mineral
products pass through Spokane and are
sent to points 2000 miles away. The
only reason urged is that the railroads
are great beneficiaries under the present
arrangement, and to have the bulky
ores reduced at home would tako away
a source of much business and profit.
The situation is exactly similar in
The Dalles, if wool be substituted for
ore. This city, as the point which han
dles more wool direct from the producer
than any other place in the United
States, has no woolen mill. We would
rather pay the freight on the raw prod
uct to Boston, and pay another charge
on woolen goods shipped from the East,
Undoubtedly the same fleece returns to
our midst after a journey across the
. A woolen mill in The Dalles would
not benefit the railroads; a good many
cars now loaded with wool would be
idle, but "the benefit to a town situated
as this is would be beyond estimation,
vnd the saving in freight bills on the
raw material alone would give to the
manufacturer a fair margin of profit.
ATTRACTION OF THE POLES.
People who have that infatuation for
the frozen north which has led men to
court almost certain death over and
again, will watch with interest the ex
periment that is soon to be made from
Europe, provided present calculations
are carried out. Becoming convinced
that all future attempts to reach the
North Pole will result as past expedi
tions have, in utter failure, a distin
guished European scientist has con
ceived the not altogether novel idea of
entering the mysterious Arctic circle by
means of a balloon. The illustrated
papers have published cuts showing the
apparatus which is to convey the ex
plorers and their equipage. The scien
tific papers do not look entirely with
contempt upon this new form Arctic ex
ploration, since in the age in which we
are living it is dangerous to say that a
thing is impossible simply because we
nor our ancestors have accomplished it.
But the attitude of scientists, at the
best, is merely a passive approval, only
waiting to see how the thing turns out.
The explorer himself has the utmost
faith in his plan of discovery, and de
clares the mystery bf the North is about
to be solved.
It is a queer strain in humanity, this
desire to reach what the Creator has bid
behind impenetrable walls of ice. Year
after year men are found eager "to cast
themselves upon the frozen ice floes as
upon some strange sacrificial altar."
The fate of Sir John Franklin, DeLong,
and possibly Kansen and Peary, seem to
have no effect upon the ardor of suc
ceeding generations, and there will be
expeditions start for the poles as long as
the brave spirit of the early Vikings
remains in human breasts.
A tragic fate seems to have followed
the life of Peter Gumry, the . owner of
the Denver hotel recenty destroyed, and
who perished in its ruins. When a
babe he was rescued from a wrecked
ship off the banks of Newfoundland and
given, as a sad reminder, the name of
the vessel.. His parents perished at the
time, and his identity was losto Fifty
place Of years ,aw;r u,s own me was uetirueu in
a disaster on lana equally as great as tue
previous one on the sea. He never had
parents that he knew, no name or rela
tives, and now no grave that can be
called his own. Few lives have been
marked by such a striking example of
lonely fate. The only case that ap
proaches in similarity was that of Eva
Burbank, who was drowned at North
Beach, some fit teen vears ago. The
place along the Cowlitz river where she
was born was washed away by a Hood
carrying with it the ground upon which
stood the bouse. A few years later the
unfortunate girl was drowned while
bathing at the seashore, and the body
not being recovered, she had neither
birthplace nor' burial spot upon the
IMPROVE THE ROADS.
The Dalles . will be the best wheat
market in Eastern Oregon and Washing
ton, as it has been the best wool mar
ket. The price of wheat is so low that
a few cents more per bushel will induce
farmers to haul a longer distance for the
slight gain, and the result will be that a
larger percentage of .the wheat crop will
be marketed here than ever before.
Had w good roads from the interior
roads which would stand the wear of
the traffic over them we would have a
perceptibly larger trade. Nothing is
more detrimental . to a city than bad
roads leading to and from it. We can
not boast of good roads, and those most
traveled by wheat teams will become
very rough before the fall rains. A
little work upon them, done at once
after the first rains, would be of great
assistance. Farmers and road super
visors are too busy to give them atten
Can't someone be found to undertake
the work for a small subscription. It
would be worth almost as much to the
city as a free ferry to have a hard
smooth road from Floyd's and from the
old Thompson, place into town. Two
men and a good team employed for sixty
days couldxlo the-work.
NEWSPAPER TRIALS. ...
The trial of criminal cases in the press
before the - courts have reached them
contributes more to the contempt in
which courts are too often held than
anything else. This fact is illustrated
by the Durrant case, which is dragging
itself to death in San Francisco. Every
particle of evidence, and a vast amount
of stuff which is not evidence, has been
embellished and dealt out to the public
in the most sensational lb"ariher ; States
ments, like the finding of the. bloody
knife or the attack of Durrant. npoa a
young lady, are sent abroad one day to
arrest on the warrants and without the
requisitions no wrong was done. 'The
papers were good and regular, but sim
ply scattered , a little. If objections to
their legal form had been raised, Owen
reauzea ne couia do detained cere for a
week or more. .
Taylor wr a held in the jail for an hour.
Meanwhile an attorney was called as
bis couneel and asked to examiue the
papers, and did so. Having pronounced
them all right, he informed Mr, Taylor
that be didn't see as anything could be
done; whereupon Mr. Owen departed,
and stayed not on the older of his going.
The charge that Owen went to a saloon
to brace up with liquor is a mistake ;
and if it were true, it could not affect
the merit of the charge against Taylor.
But as a matter of fact Owen is a total
abstainer. . As to the outrageous treat
ment in hustling Taylor away, uutborn
ana unwashed, uwen naa but one ex
cuse. ' Delays were dangerous, and with
one gauntlet rue, it behooved him to get
out of the county by the nearest route!
While? it is not customary with officers
making arrests to give indefinite time to
prisoners to perform ablutions, arrange
business matters, and to otherwise
trump up delays and technicalities to
defeat the operations of the law, and
while the ordinary transgressor is
ehoved into the cell ' 'without anyone
caring how or r why, there is no doubt
that in the case of Taylor, had circum
stances been a little different, Mr. Owen
would have given no occasion to com
plain of n jglect of courtesy. As to his
being a greenhorn : . "He laughs best
who lailphg la-st." . ,,.
In the language of a departed, but re
spected ..pioneer of The Dalles, Col. -Sic
Arthcr (substitution of names excepted K
,' Owen should arrest you, .jjjf.
win surely jiuiu you lass;
, Ana you chub
With a writ
Do You Know a Good Thing
WHEN YOU TASTE IT?. IF SO YOU
WILL NEVER BE WITHOUT
CELERY BEEF AND MOD.
., ; IT ' -
"', QUIETS AND STBENGTHEJNS THE NERVES
BUILDS ' UP THE SYSTEM
PURIFIES AND ENRICHES THE BLOOD
NATURE'S BUILDER. AND TONIO .
FOR SALE BY BLAKELEY & HOUGHTON.
j'n That Johnston is selling goods cheaper than
: t . h anybody?. His goods are the freshest, and he
; always carries what you want. He buys for
cash and gives his customers the benefit. Try
' him and see if it's true. '
Johnston's Grocery Store,
No. 113 Washington St.
And yon cannot get your corpus)
t oi .ua-De-aa..
Letter of Thanks' tJta Co. A
Much of the editorial Bpace in today's
issue is given up to a communication,
regarding Mr. Taylor's arrest, from one
who does not wish his name made pub'
lie. The space is given in order that all
may have a fair hearing, and state their
grievances - to suit themselves. The
writer claims that injustice has been
done by The Chronicle, and yet he
does this paper injustice in saying it at
tempted a justification of Mr. Taylor,
No one could draw such a conclusion,
As to whether or not the editor of The
Chbonicle is a confidence man, and for
that reason is in sympathy with Mr.
Taylor, we . will not take- the trouble
to deny. The whole matter of Taylor's
arrest has been fully discussed, and if
wrong has been dene, as is claimed, the
minifesto elsewhere is intended to set
it right with the world. Further
than wishing to treat all fairly. The
Chronicle has no interest in the mat
ter, and will leave Mr. Taylor and his
troubles to the courts, the only place
where the present complication can be
As the time for the presidential elec
tion comes apace, courageous democrats
proclaim belief in the success of their
party in the next great contest.' They
give full credit to the policy of the dem
ocratic party for the present appearance
Francisco should be more censured than
Last 4th of . Ju.iy Cp.! jl'of Wasco and
be talked about, and then reported to be Co. G of The.Dafies held a competitive
n i. r 1-.! 1L'?t.Li ': ' i I j ?n .1 1 i. ' . 'j ' .
wuuuub luuiiuituvii. , xuo latter rupurt, i aniij.w.nicn aiier a warm contest, was
however, is never" lieeded. Citizens j won by Jpa. Ar pnger the captaincy of
read the discussions in the press anq I V. C. Brock. 'The committee ordered
disqualify' themselves to etf "as "jurors gold medal to be prepared and when
and the pubHd-Decoirie disgusted be- done it was' forwarded to the successful
cause qualified jurors cannot be found. militia boy's.' . The people of The Dalles
Criminal cases can beet be tried in the greatly eD joyed the visit of their Sher
courts. The publication of the evidence man touhtv friends and as long as the
before it is produced in court is preju- J medal must go awav from our own bovs
dicial to the tair 'administration of jus- there is nowhere we would rather see
tice, and of no benefit to the public, but it go than to Co. A of Wasco. Following
rather a detriment. The press of San I is the letter of thanks.
Wasco, Or., Aug. 22, 1895.
To the 4th of July committee of the citizens of
The Dalles, Oregon.
Sirs : At the last regular meeting of
Co. A, 3d Reg't O. K. G., I had formally
presented the beautiful gold medal, you
had prepared for the company, and it
was received with enthusiasm. . A.unan
imons vote of thanks was ..tendered
the committee and I was instructed to
express the sincere gratitude of our
company to yourselves and 'the citizens
of The Dalles for your generous giftiand
courteous hospitality in 'our visits to
your city. Company A1 'will earnestly
endeavor to merit your 'generous reward
and see that no act of hers shall ever
tarnish the brightness of the jewel won.
. i r V.'C. Bbock,
Captain of Co'. A, 3d Reg't O. N. G.
You cannot say that you have tried
Article 13 of the constitution of the
state provides as 'follows : "The gover
nor shall receive an annual salary of
$1500. The secretary of 'state shall re
ceive an annual salary of $1500. '
They shall receive no fees or perquisites
whatever for the performance of any
duties connected with their respective
offices." Section 2337 of Hill's Code
reads as follows : "The fees of the sec
retary of state shall be as follows:"
Then follows a list of fees. The lan
guage of the constitution seems to be
plain, but evidently , either it was mis
understood by the legislature, or the leg
islature intended that the fees collected
bv the secretary of state should be
turned into the state treasury. Can
some of the great constitutional news
paper editots of the state enlighten us
on the subject?
Regarding O. D. Taylor.
Editor Chronicle: The account of
the arrest of Rev. O. D. Taylor, pub
lished in your Monday issue, is some
what - misleading. In fact, outside of
stating that an attorney was called in
as counsel, and some comments on the
conduct of the officer.it was' more of
justification of Taylor by contrasting
him with those he roped in.'lhan'an ac
count of what happened. " There can be
no objection to individual or editorial
indorsement of Taylor's transactions;
all phases of society have their standard
of morals. The' confidence tnaa sees
nothing wrong in the methods of other
confidence men; but. as the newspaper
enters the homes of all, it is only fair
it should state the facts in its news col
umns, so that readers can form an un
biased opinion, and reserve its comments
and opinions for the editorial column
As vour iseueof Tuesday is misleading
everything for your rheumatism, nntil
you have taken Ayer's Pills. Hundreds
have, been cured of this complaint by the
use of these Pills alone. They were ad
mitted on exhibiton at the World's Fair
aS a stanard cathartic.
Another Destructive Fire.
Denver, Colo.. Aug., 22 McPhee &
McGinnity's planing mill was burned
this morning. Loss, $65,000;. insured
two-thirds. A queer coincidence is the
fact that exactly two years ago today the
mill was burnt. ,.r
of returning prosperiry, and loudly pro-1 a8ain on the 8ame 8U.biect a brief 8tate
. The opening ef the Astoria regetta is
marred by two distressing accidents.
Sunday night the steamer Ocean Wave
ran down and sunk a pleasure yacht
containing five men, two of whom were
drowned. The unfortunate men had
started in a craft of their own construc
tion foi the meeting at Astoria, and had
left the little town of Rainer with
high hopes and expectations. The other
accident happened during the sloop race
Monday. Due to the fault of its sail
ing master, the Monogram, a sloop built
expressly for the regetta this year, filled
and sank within sight of many behold
ers. Both accidents were due to the
carelessness of the occupants, and read
a terrible lesson to those who imagine
that the treacherous Columbia does not
require skill and watchfulness from
those who ride its waters. Every sum
mer the same accidents ara repeated,
due to the same causes. A single ven
turesome spirit is often the cause of
claim the vindication of free trade prin
ciples. One mistake the democratic
leaders have always made Is that they
underrate the average intelligence of
the ' American people, and forget
Lincoln's maxim that "you can fool all
the people a part of the time, or a part
of the people all the time ; but you can't
fool all the people all the time." The
American people were fooled once, and
badly fooled, but . the bitter school of
experience has brought-home to them
truths which, eloquence and argument
could not impress. The only political
contest next year will be in the republi
can convention. '
The. democratic, party is seo-sawing
itself to death. ' Ohio democrats declare
for the gold standard and Cleveland's
administration ; - Mississippi democrats
are on the other track, and they have
the pull so far as influence in the party
Klickitat county has taken hold of
financial matters in earnest, and the in
evitable result cf . the present policy, if
continued, will be to place the county
upon a sound financial basis. We
death to several, and wherever there is) heartily wish them success.
ment of the facts will doubtless be best
for all concerned. , .
Parker ' Owen, the officer sent here
from Michigan, came "with three requi
sitions on the governor of Oregon. The
requisitions are. in duplicate. . To the
original is attached the complaint, evi
dence and exhibits, and from this the
governor determines whether he will
honor the requisition by issuing a war
rant for the arrest of the person charged
with' crime. If the warrant is issued the
duplicate requisition is returned, with
the warrant, to the officer, and estab
lishes his complete authority Parker
Owen is a Knight of Pythias, and so is
the governor's private secretary, Mr.
Danniway. As the business was being
closed Mr. Owen asked that he join him
in a midnight dinner. In the hurry Mr.
Danniway omitted to enclose the du
plicate requisitions, and Mr. Owen did
not discover the oversight nntil he pre
sented the papers to Deputy Sheriff
Kelly of The Dalles. It was then too
late to call a halt, and be decided to run
a bluff. The warrants were regular and
good, and when he. asked Mr. Kelly to
make the arrests that official was obliged
to act, and be did so. In makinz the
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of DRY GOODS.
- 7. CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS,
. . BOOTS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS.
. ..j s Past or present values cut no figure, as goods
MUST be SOLD LESS than COST.
Give Jlffe a Call.
J. P McINERN Y.
We are in it
With- a new stock of Groceries, Glassware and Willow
Goods. Everything about the store bright and clean,
and prices lower than the lowest., Farmers from the
country and people from the town will do well to give
us a call.. The reason for 6ur large sales and re
- duced prices is, we sell for cash. Highest cash price
paid for country produce.
B. A. HUNSAKER,
Successor to H. Moses & Co., adjoining the Diamond Mills. ;
New England Marble Granite Works,
Calvin H. Weeks.'Proprletor.
' ACT '
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Fine IonnmenMW Imported tatuai1.
Do not order Monumental Work until you obtain our figures. Ton will find
that, for orood Work, our charcres are alwavs 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.
yJ720 Front Street, opp. the Failing School,. PORTLAND, OR.
175 Second Street, - The Dalles, Cjregon
.. ARTISTS ATEBIALS.-.'.
CT Country and Mail Orders will receive prompt attention.
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THE CELEBRKTipp ,
AUGUST BUCHLER, Prop'r.
This well-known Brewery is now turning out the best Beer and. Porte
east of the Cascades. The latest applianoes for the manufacture of good health
ful Beer have been introduced, and on.r the first-class article will be placed on
he market. . ' '