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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE SATURDAY. MAY 6, 1899.
The Weekly Chronicle.
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tioo. We h!l retain the valuable! WHAT THE COUNCIL CIO,
possessions which hive (alien to us la.tk i, uoMCpwr iprimitM
from tbe bsnd of providence as one; ctri4-;cin
of the result of the war with Spain, J .r !
but our time, statesmanship and re-!
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their problems of government and , eoni chambers, tbe eoonc:
dvInrmenl- ' at the reorders cXoe, lal bubt.
The coon osilicn of our population ' Mayor oln presided, with Coaodmen
! is also to be considered. Race foreei , "-
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the : lematical, at least, the practical ap- j ,.ft,r the mine! of the t
census returns w
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recularanl tptriai tad
A brief study of lbe! ben real and approved, toe app.ic.atKn
ill mrke this more
An dVi.iv'.rvn ieH DDOS
..Mh, of Idaho to plication of apolitical alliance wilh j meeting
v. ... i M1,iArBM,i Great Britain
dvDainilers sol murderers ot the
Coeur d' Alene who
the outrage at War-lner Saturday,!
the Spckesxia-Reriew ys. Every,
merchant who wcis to continue in
jsons in the United Slates
birth or foreign parentage was 20,-
6TC.64C, or one-iLird of the entire
of the South Side Hot Companv. Nj. 6,
w as read, at was alto their rcoaiinen-;
cation from the tire delegates, and on.
trot ion of C-ougb, the comr-any was ad
mitted at a prn,nnt org ai.:zatsoo ;
Keck then tuoved that thry be farnitl.e-l
with the sxaii cait now in the erg ce
of hof. The
tiijiceis In the northern parlor me- r houe and a 3o) ft
:f . la. . new company mi;l at once prtceeJ to
juornin lore.ga laous, , csrca;e . taucrip,:0n amoc? the rei-
433 were born in this country, but a.d,. 0i tUir taction cf tLe UoJ aod
i will baild a Lose Lcae on toe lot ad
J'J1UIA,)( vuUU V-tv IVII aw,
stale, crery prospector who bis
claim be wnls to sii. every ce
chatuc who desires to work in peace,
every man who has a family to rear,
owes it to himself, to bis state and
to future generations to assist in
punching the offenders.
If the law abiding peopie simply
do their duty there should be no
dllEcuIty ia convicting the chief of
fenders. The acts were committed
openly, brazetly. Some cf the men
made a pretense of disguising them
selves, but many of them must Lave
All who took part in the riot are
guilty, in the 6:st place, of interfer
ing with the United States mails in
capturing and renning a mail train
Again, they are in contempt of the
United Slates court ia violating the
Eeaity injunction. These matters
are to be dealt with by the federal
authorities and should be pressed
with no gentle band.
But the state laws are tbe ones
that have been most ruthlessly set at
naught. Murder, rioting and arson
are the chief indictments to be
-brought against the men and each
member of that mob is equally guilty
with the other.
It U time an example was being
made of the desperate characters who
are attempting, with apparently great
success, to "run" things in the Coeur
d'AIenes. If .hose men are permit
ted to go unpunished any mine
owner who may cross the miners in
any way may expect to bare bis
property destroyed. Emboldened by
one success, the vicious element will
go to greater extremes in the future
than they have heretofore dared,
What hope Is there for a land
where it is known there is no la
save the will of the vicious and
criminal? What reason is there that
the people of the United States
should not point to the Coeur d'
Alcnes today as the most lawless and
dangerous spot on the continent?
What defense can be made of a class
of workmen who argue their a'.leged
wrongs with Winchesters and dyna
A stain, dark and lasting, has
come upon the state of Idaho and it
is for her citizens, so far as lies in
their power, to wipe It out and to
prove to the world that the lawless
characters of the Coeur d'Alenes are
not representative of the commonwealth.
JtSGL.iSD AXD AMERICA.
England Las acted wisely in enter
ing into an agreement with Russia
with reference to spheres of influence
in Ch'na. The people of the United
States are not given to the dog-in-the-manger
policy, and since they
were not prepared to form an active,
aggressive colonial alliance with
.Britain, they will not complain be
cause Ix)rd Salisbury has sought the
desiied alliance at the court of the
Russian czar. England stands for
progress, enlightenment, Justice and
a fair, free field of commercial
sompc-tition. With the Philippines
as a base of operations in the Orient,
that is all we could desire. Under
the Anglo-Russian agreement, teem
ing China will be developed, Asiatic
commerce will grow to an enormous
extent, and wilh the open deer
policy guaranteed by England the
United States, and particularly the
PaciQc coast of America, will profit
An alliance with the United States
on the lines of the .agreement Just
formed by England and Russia would
have been quite out of the question.
Our people are not prepared to enter
upon a sweeping policy of coloniza-
of parents born in other countries.
Of these 20,OCm),009 nearly half were
German and Irish, and of the 9,00j.
000 born abroad there were 2,800,
000 of German birth, and 1,400,000
of Irba birtb, or 4,200,000 together,
as compared with fewer than 1,000,
000 American residents born in
There is reason to believe that our
citizens of German and Iiisb birth
are opposed to the idea of an Anglo
American political alliance, and as
they have become naturalized, while
a large proportion of the Englishmen
in this country retain their allegiance
to the queen, it will be seen that the
political forces of this country would
operate against an actual political
alliance between the United States
It remains to be said, though, that
we are undoubtedly on better terms
with our British cousins than we
have ever been before. There is
more of respect and genuine affec
tion between the two nations than
would have been thought possible a
decade ago. They wish us well in
our undertakings in Cuba, Torto Rico
and the Philippines, and we wish
them Godspeed in their great work
of illuminating the dark places iu
A county deserving prosperity
must like any other legitimate busi
ness collect her outstanding debU.
All property owneis must be aware
thai they are yearly Tniebted to their
county in a certain sum of money to
liguidate their taxes, but, unfortu
nately, as in all other counties, we
Lave that certain class who favor the
postponement until the last hour,
and then invariably seek some tech
nical flaw in order to avoid payment.
Is it fair or Just that A should pay
bis taxes promptly and that B should
let his remain unpaid ? It compels A
to pay taxes on interest accumulated
Our county court has now on
band for collection'rolls for the years
1895, 18DC, 18'J7 and 1898, which it
requires the sheriff to close out by
sale during the present year. The
accumulation of back taxes invari
ably falsifies the county's assets with
unjust, illegal and double assess
ments, which no doubt are unco.'-
lectable. Thercfoio the county is
desirous of clearing up said rolls by
sale and thereby relieve property
owners of any apparent clouds to
The question of bicvcle riding on the
tidewalkt of our city was then dis
cerned, and the marthk)-inttructeJ to
The committee on streets and public
property report d that the various stand- j
ing pipes used fcr filling the street-
sprinkler are leaking and causicg ,
poddies of water on the streets, which'
prove to be a nuisance.
A petition was read from C.L. Phillips,
ho claims he has paid the balance due
on the city lots formerly purchased by
him, kinz that I.e be given deeds to
tlie time, which are lots 7, 8 and 9, in
block 21, of Gates Addition: The mat
ter was referred to the jadiciary com
mittee. An ordinance which was introduced
by Johns providing for the transfer of
11000 from the general food to the sink
ing fund was passed. With this trans
fer $6000 ha been so disposed of during
the past year to be set apart for the
future payment of the city debts.
Reports from the recorder, marshal
and treasurer were read and placed on
file, the report of the latter being sub
stantially as follows:
Bal cash on hand April 1 $3114 15
Kecieve l during month 1362 15
Expenses for Marcb..$ 622 40
Inton Dalles coupons 1110 00
The time seems ripe when the
West should demand, and demand in
no uncertain tones, that it receive its
share of appropriations for internal
improvements. The river and harbor
bill of the congress just ended car
ried 10,000,000 for such improve-
ments, 38,000,000 of which was to
be expended in the East, and $2,000,
000 in the West. Docs this seem a
fair division of the people's money ?
As Senator Warren and Senator
Carter said in the senate jn the dis
cussion of this bill, the West pays its
share of taxes and it should receive
its share of benefits. It should re
ceive, to be used for storage reser
voirs on the headwaters of the
navigable rivers, its share of the
vast sums spent annually in the East
ern United States for the widening
and dredging of rivers and improve
ments of harbors.
Pneumonia, la grippe, coughs, colds,
croup and whooping-congh readily yield
to One Minute Coiwh Cure. Use this
renaedy in time and save a doctor's bill
or the undertaker's. fcnipes-Kinersly
Cash on hand May 1 $2743 90
Claims against the city were then
read and ordered paid as follows:
Maier A Benton, mdse $ 2 49
M T Nolan, mdse 1 10
Mays & Crowe, mdse 5 10
Blakelev A Houghton, mdse.... 105
Claike A Falk, udae 3 25
Electric Light Co., lights for
March and April 25 90
W A Johnston, mdse 24 95
E J Collins, mdse 3 90
Dalles Citv Water Works, water, 50 00
F S Gunning, repairs 13 25
Djlles Lo ruber (x., lumber 15 10
E Humphrey, sawing wood 75
Mat Plvmal, Ubor 75
Chas Cathcart, labor 75
Toney Jackson, labor 75
Pacific Express Co., expresaage. . '25
J W Blakeney, hauling 1 00
Ferguson Bros., hauling .. 3 50
D W Mann, hauling 75
m Henxie, hauling 3 25
P F Burham, hauling 4 00
John E Ferguson, hauling 3 50
Chas Jones, labor 25 60
Won Morganfield, labor 11 50
Sara Klein, labjr 7 10
J W Robinson, labor 22 00
L Oaket, hauling 6 00
James Hannon, hauling 6 20
Dan Fisher, labor 22 00
Bert Eaton, labor 22 00
Joseph Malonev, labor 17 40
J A Wetle, hauling 11 60
A S Cathcart, hauling 18 50
Calif Restaurant, 78 meals 11 70
John BurgrarT, 26 meals 4 10
Mrs Frazier, meals 1 40
Chas Laner, marshal 75 00
Geo Brown, engineer 75 00
Adolpb Pbirman.Dightwatcbinan 60 00
C J Crandall, treaiuier 20 00
Ned Gates, recorder 50 00
Ha Thought It Wat Tot Cigar.
One of the old 49ers strolled into
Pease A Mays store a few days ago, and
in viewing the many changes that have
taken place in this establishment the
past few months, bis eyes seemed riveted
upon a notion show case, something
new and novel in these parts, and after
gazing fore and aft at the piece cf
furniture, and testing the sliding qual
ities of the numerous drawers con
tained, remarked, "Well, do you know
I had read of a c'gar store being set up
in The Dalles and knowing that Peaee A
Mays wer into everything I took this
for a stack of cigar boxes. Never mind,
I'll tend the old women in, you can't
fooi her. Good day."
A Fall or Forty Feet.
We have lately taken the aeency for the Aermo
ter Windmill, and carry a stock on hand.
We also carry a complete stock stock of Deep and
Sha'.low Well Primps, as well as Pitcher Spout and
Spray Pumps. See us before buying elsewhere.
The Aermotor Mill is coiieidered the beet ma
chine on the market. Call and see it.
Anti Freezing Windmill Force Pumps.
This pump has bsen perfected to meet the requirements of the principal Wind
mill manufacturers in the United States, for a better Windmill Force Pump, with a
three way valve, than had heretofore been produced. It has become the leading Anti
Freezing threw may pump, end is accepted by Windmill manufacturers and dealers
ironeraily, as the l est three way Windmill Force Pump on the market. The Union
Elbow Coupling for connecting to the underground discharge pipe is of Brass and
can be turned to suit the direction of the pipe. The air chamber pipe is two inches in
diameter, which insures ease of operetion and a steady flow of water. The Hose Coup- A
ling on the spout also adds to the convenience of this pump.
The Dalles, Or.
MAIER & BENTON.
Sole agents for
A FLOOD OR NOT A FLOOD.
Opinions Vary, dot Lata Keport Art
Mrs. B. Abel saw her 3 year-old baby
girl pitch bead foremost out of a window
of the fourth floor of her home in Port
Chester, New York, a lew days ago, and
terror stricken rushed down stairs to
pick up the dead body ot the little one.
Judge ol her surprise when on the stairs
near the ground floor she met the child
on her way ap stairs.
The little one was cool and uncon
cerned. The fall cf forly feet didn't
even make her cry. The family physi
cian found the child hadn't received a
scratch. Those who saw the accident
stated the child darted through the air
head first but that just before reaching
the ground she turned and struck on
Opinion seems to be already changing
regarding this year's predicted flood, as
encouraging news is being brought from
the mountains by men who know where
of they speak. Mr. C. M. Grimes, who
has jast returned from the region of the
headwaters of the Snake and Red Rock
rivers, abont thirty miles from Yellow
stone Park, says he believes the people
are unduly exercised over existing con
d.tions. While the snow drifts are
numerous, they nave solidified and are
virtually solid ice, which will necessarily
melt slowly. The snow in the mountains
nearer is more likely to cause a rise, but
it is thought will effect the Clearwater
and Coeur d'Alene almost entirely.
Robt. Smith, of La Grande, who has
interests which require him to keep
posted in this regard, writes to friends
and tells them not to be alarmed, that
there is less snow in the Blue mountains
than nsual. This report, of course, con
flicts with others recently given, one of
which says that forty ieet of snow has
fallen there and it is still snowing.
An O. R. & N. man who recentl went
into those mountains to investigate, savs
be found the snow very firm, and is of
the opinion that it will melt very slowly.
He says they do not fear trouble from
that quarter any longer, notwithstand
ing there is an abundance of snow there.
The Short Line people report heavy
snows and high waters in the Snake
river country. The river is higher now
than it baa been for years, and there is
left plenty of snow to keep it high for
some time. They perhaps have not in
vestigated so fully as to the solidity as
did Mr. Grimes, whose business requires
bim to be right in the mountains.
But, after all, as the Telegram last
night says, it depends upon the weather.
If it remains cool during May, with now
and then warm days, the snow will
work off gradually and there can be no
flood here. If the weather drops off hot
and stays so there is enough snow tribu
tary to the Columbia to make trouble
for all who live along, the. river in this
part of the country.
There is one other thirg to be con
sidered in connection with the weather.
If the seasons in the British Columbia
territory and in the Snake river country
should be about the same as in Eastern
Oregon and bring down the water from
all the tributaries at one time there
would be a flood.
The Snake river usually comes down
about three weeks ahead of the Colum
bia, and if this holds good this year all
will be well. On the other hand, if the
snow is latfc melting in the Sntke river
district and the water starts on its
journey to the sea about the time it does
from the head streams of the Columbia,
there will be a fljod long to be remem
bered. The best judges have it figured out
against a flood, but admit that it may
between the young ladies.
Ai they kept time to Birgfeld's perfect
music, the spectators first applauded
one and then the other, but when the
decision of the judges C. L. Phillips,
Mrs. Eddon and Mrs. Rees was an
noonoed, it was discovered that they
had found the greatest number of points
in favor of Miss Wasco Morris, who
dances very smoothly and seems to be
as light as a feather as she glides around
the room. Of the young men Bert
Pruyne won the honors, and many of
those who were decidiog in their own
minds as to the merits of each, bad
chosen Bert as their favorite.
The next contest, whieh will include
all who have frequented the soirees, will
take place on Saturday, May 13th,
which will be tbe last party of the sea
son ; the regular soiree taking place next
Smith Bros, hare been very success
ful with their pupils and have turned
ont some splendid dancers. They have
also afforded mnch pleasure to those
who have attended their parties.
A w Faatora la Journalism.
Dancing fortha Mcrtal.
Portland has a venture in journalism
which many of its residents are not
aware of, but Tin Chronicle reporter
today had the privilege of perusing a
copy of the "Nob Hill Spy," published
every Saturday by Peters A Williams at
5 cents a month or 50 cents a year.
Surely the residents of Nob Hill need
not be without the news. One o' its
editors is Rob Williams, whom bis boy
friends were not aware had taken to
The Spy is about 2l8x5 inches in di
mensions and has three whole pages de
voted to advertisements. The boys have
their own material and possessing a nice
little press, need no better outfit. Its
importance In newspaperdom is fully
attested by the following editorial, which
must have caused the Oregonian much
chagrin: "We have no time to argue
with the Oregonian, it must take care of
itself." Another editorial says: "This
paper is read over every week by hun
dreds of people. It doesn't cost much."
Like all other newspapers it takes note
of the accidents and has the following :
"A very narrow escape occurred on the
corner of Fourteenth and Everett streets
Tuesday afternoon. While the men
were fixing the telephone wires one of
the men dropped a hatchet lighting
within a few inches of a 'pass-byer.' "
Truely the newspaper field is widen
ing and the liberty of the press is not
restricted to old or young.
A Long "Isep.
Mrs. Dollie Sercy, ot Albanv. Mo., haa
just awakened from a long sleen. A
year ago last November Mrs. Sercy be
came ill and in a few days lapsed Into
unconsciousness frou which she was onl v
a few days ago aronsed. Medical men
have puzzled over the case, but have
been enable to reach an explanation of
this mysterious malady. No medicines
j were administered during this time as
mo woman appeared in a healthy con
dition. Nourishment was administered
at regular Intervals and she seemed to
lose little in flesh. It was feared that
if she ever awakened from the long
sleep her mind would be a total wreck
Walking fern Brlda.
We hear mnch these days of wilkini
for "dat cake," but the latest thing it
walking for "dat bride," and having her
bake the cake afterward. The first in
stance we have heard of this kiod oc
curred this morning, when W. F.Gaitoo
and his! intended father-in-law walked
into the clerk's office and obtained t
marriage license, tbe former having woi
the right to wed Mary C. Kiser by aris
ing at sun-up and walking with Mr.
Kiser from Hood River a distanes of
twenty-five miles reaching the city it
11:30. The poor fellow looked some
what as if he was ready to back oat,
with the thought of the returnicj
twenty-five miles looming up before him,
which bad to be made before sundown;
but the father insisted no man could
have his daughter who couldn't accom
plish such a light feat, and he bravely
faced the music and securing the docu
ment they started back.
It is said that tbe deputy clerk fur
nished a 10-cent revenue stamp to piece
on the license, with the promise tbat be
was to kiss the bride. But we Imagine
be will consider the question a long time
and lose his ten cents before walking to
Hood River to collect.
The happy couple are to be united
Sunday, and bis friends trust his fete
will be nnlike that of his predecessor,
who walked the same distance before,
and after winning tbe prize kept it bat
three short months.
25 per cent saved by getting figure!
from the Snipes-Kingersly Drug Co.
Pedigree back for over 100 vears. If
ported from Scotland. Colts to iho
for quality of breeding. For f urlber
particulars call at
T. J. MOFFIT'S RANCIf.
(i or in an P. 0.,
a8-w2 . Sherman Co., Or,
Althongh large crowda have attended
the soirees given by Smith Bros, during
the past winter, perhaps more were
present last night to witness the contest
for tha IllPllal than Vtair s.ttf,rt.l ... hilt najln l,a a...a... i .
. . .mi.inu vii i i - "-' vArcMa nave neen snr-
About ten couples, members of
year's class, were on tbe floor in ti e
prize walls, and, judging from the
good dancing displayed, the judges must
have been at their wits end to make
choice, for truly wonderful progress has
been made by the pupils.
The first waits was for the purposed
determining the best dancer among (he
young men and the second to deciJe
prised at the developments of the case
One day Mrs. Sercy suddenly opened
her eyes and called for her children.
She was greatly surprised at the change
she found in them after the long inter
val, but she had no difficulty in recog.
nizing them and appealed very rational
on every subject. Mrs. Sercy was not
greatly weakened by her illness and in
a few days astonished her and the
physicians by getting out of bed.
PLEASE LOOK R.
WM. MIC HELL,
THC DALLC8, OREGON.
Rooms on Third Streot,
One Block Back
French & Co.'s Bank.
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