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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE. SATURDAY. APRIL 28, 1000.
The Weekly Chronicle.
"oftlCUL FAFEIt OT WASCO IQl TY
PMiihed in ttco partt.im Hd..
ad balurdav. .
On year l 29
rhi months 00
Advertising rate reasonable, and made-knowa
Address " communications to
ICLiV Tio lalles, oreaon.
Konrad Phirman today declared bis
intention to become a citizen of the
United States and to renouuce allegiance
to Emperor William of Germany.
John C. Young, Poprlist candidate for
congress from the First district, failed to
file his certificate of nomination in time
and can only be placid on the ticket by
Clerks' Association the business bouses
of that city commenced yesterday to
close at 6 p. in. The agreement is to
last till August.
Fishermen on the lower river com
plain that the river is full of seals and
sea lions that not only take all the
salmon from the nets but destroy, as
well, the fishing gear.
The leaders of the regular People's
Party have imported two'.Pop guns from
Alabama and Georgia to help in the
campaign. One or both will explode
themselves in The Dallas on the 24th of
Hickelbickellabarscbivetzer, Count of
Hallstaa 1, Austria, is registered at the
Umatilla House. An inquiring public
is informed that before Hick was en
obled on bis late visit to Europe, be was
known here as plain Julius Fieber, the
P. S. De Olney and A. Gunnison, of
the Pacific coast board of underwriters,
are in the city arranging for the hori
zontal reduction on insurance on prop-
. erty below the bluff, promised on con
dition of adding a chemical engine to
the lire apparatus of the city.
Last Sunday night Kev U. F. Hawk
announced to his congregation that he
would preach next Sunday night on the
Mormon problem. Several .years ago
Mr. Hawk spent ten months in Salt
Like City making a special study of the
Mormon religion. He will therefore
speak from the standpoint of personal
The Chronicle is indebted to the
courtesy of Senator McBride for a copy
or "The Report of the Island of Porto
Rico, its Population, Civil Government,
Commerce, Industries, Productions,
Koads, Tariff and Currency, with Rec
ommendations" by Henry K. Carroll,
special commissioner for the United
States to Porto Kico."
Referring to the recent effort of Rev.
Sheldon to run a newspaper as Christ
would do it, Sam Jones says: "It
would be bard to run chnrcb or a
borne as Jesus would run it, much lees
a newspaper. The truth of the matter
is, I don't know a roan on earth who
can run himself as Jesus teaches him to
run himself, much less one who can
jump into a new field for just one week,
and such a Geld as the daily newspapers
occupy in the United States."
Says the Boston Herald, speaking of
the Passion Play to be rehearsed to
night and tomorrow night at the Vogt
opera house: ' A splendid reproduc
tion of the impressive spectacle. Not
single suggestion of irreverence in the
whole representation. The Passion
Play entered last night at the Boston
Museum upon what promises to be one
of the most successful fortnights ever
devoted in this city to a popular enter
tainment. The audience was enthusi
astic and its applause unstinted.
If. W, Wells raturned last night from
protracted absence at his sheep ranch
near Prosser, Wash. Lambing season
was about over and the yield was all
that could be desired. One band of
ewes, numbering 2700, whose lambs bad
been maiked before Mr. Wells left, had
yielded an increase of 109,' per cent.
To protect bis sheep from the depreda
tions of coyotes Mr. Wells lately im
ported from Colorado two dogs of the
tag hound species that are said to be
Hidden death at short range to the var
niinto. According to the Liverpool Post, a
local firm, being delighted at the idea
that one of its employes was called np
to join the Reserves, at onco volunteered
to pay half bis wages to bis wife in bis
absence. At the end of the month the
woman appeared and the moiety was at
once given to her. "What," she said,
"four pound?" "Yes," replied the
senior partner, "that is exactly half;
orry you are not satisfied." "It Isn't
that I'm not satisfied j why, for years he
hns told me he only got 10 shillings
altogether, and and if the Boers don't
kill him I will."
James Callaghan, Chicago sheep
buyer, arrived here yesterday after buy
ing about 10,000 head of sheep in Crook
county and southern Wasco. He bought
11000 head from George A. Young, of
Ridgeway, at the following prices:
fiOOOewes and lambs at f 1.75 for the
ewes and $2.00 for the lambs; 3301) year-
"U at 2.75; 1000 yearlings at $2.35; J
1000 dry ewes at $1.75 and 300 two-year-old
wethers at 3; ail to 1ms delivered at
Shaniko on the 10th of June. From the
Baldwin Sheep and Lau I Company Mr.
Callahan bought 4000 bead, giving
$2 50 tor earlin and $3 fur two-year-
io!df. Fr..,m Turn Brcgan. of Autelope,
I he bought IGuO head at f'J 00; these two
last purchases to be delivered at Shao!ko
The steamer Iralda is expected to
arrive here tonight on her first trip io
opposition to the D. P. & A. X. boats.
The Iralda is a twelve-mile boat, a little
smaller than the Reliance, bat four
miles slower. It is understood that the
Reliance, as soon as she is fitted up,
will rnn in opposition to the Iralda, ami
some mighty cheap traveling is within
the possibilities as long as the Iralda
holds out. 1
Hundreds of people spend thousands
of dollars going to Ober Animergan,
Bavaria, to see the PasBion Play in a
language they do not understand. You
can now see this gorgeous spectacle and
greatest tutor of religion and ancient
history that the world has ever known,
in your own city, described by an in
tensely interesting and absorbing lec
ture as the pious drama moves on. To
night and tomorrow night at the Vogt
Another meeting locking to the organ
ization of a young men's association was
held last eight in the Congregational
church. The meeting was fairly at
tended and quite a protracted discussion
was had on ways and means, the char
acter of the association, what it should
be called, and the best way to set about
its organization. In the end a motion
was made to relegate the whole matter
back to the Students' Literary Club snd
allow them to organize such a society as
would meet their own aims and desires
and then submit their constitution and
bylaws to those who might be willing fo
give financial help to the enterprise.
The motion met with some alight op
position but eventually prevailed. It
was undoubtedly the beet thing that
could be done under the circumstances.
The young men who started the move
ment are intelligent and earnest. They
know precisely what they want and
will never give up till they get it. We
have no doubt, whatever, that they will
organize in such a way as to meet the
approval of all who are interested in
the welfare of the young men of The
We mentioned ysterday that A.
Scherneckau is here looking over the
situation with a view of establishing
direct business relations with this city
and Astoria through a line of boats on
the river. Mr. Scherneckau represents
the Astoria Push Club, an association
of the business men of that town, and
other members of the club have prom
ised to join him in a day or two. The
movement is purely business prop
osition. Clatsop county does not raise a
pound of grain of any kind, very little
fruit, and only a limited quantity of
vegetables. With its large fishing and
lumbering enterprises the county buys
annually many thousands of dollars'
worth of such products as The Dalles
and Wasco county have to sell. Astoria
business men ould undoubtedly bny
here, at rates satisfactory to both par
ties, wheat, -barley, oats, chopped feed,
bran, flour, wheat hay, vegetables and
fruits of all kinds, pork, beef, mutton,
and possibly many other products. As
toria has not nearly ao many things to
sell to ns, but she has abundance of
cheap and excellent lumber and shin
gles that could be bandied here advan
tageously, besides oysters and several
varieties of fish that at present are im
ported from there through middlemen
at Portland. We hope the business
men of the two cities may see their way
to this reciprocal trade. If the enter
prise was once fairly started, there is no
telling what it may grow to.
Tygh Ridge had a lively snow storm
The sewer ordinance was signed today
by Mayor Kuck and is now a law.
A much-needed wheel road scraper
has been pnrchared for the Kingsley
Wool is beginning to arrive at the
warehouses. Three loads came in from
Tygh valley today.
License to marry was issued this
morning to vtmiam Lacnte auu r-inei
M. Osborn, both of Hood River.
Twenty thousand pounds of freight
were loaded today at the Wasco ware
house for John Day and Canyon City.
Jacob Zimmerman, a native of Switz
erland, declared his intention today to
become a citizen of the United States.
' There's not a thing wrong with those
tan Oxfords on sale at A. M. Williams
A Co.'s. Too large stuck for the de
mand accounts for it.
Final citizen papers were taken out
today before Judge Rradshaw by Adolph
Ulrich, a native of Germany, and Henry
Ubbing, native of Austria.
Walla Wall bad snow storm yes
terday that lasted about ten minutes.
It might just as well have snowed here,
but it didn't. It was cold enough.
Miss Anna Golden, daughter of John
Golden, a pioneer settler of Klickitat
county, died at hor home In Goldendale
this morning after a protracted illness.
The steamer Iralda arrived here yes
terday afternoon and left for Portland
this morning at 7 o'clock. It Is claimed
she lad nine passengers aboard who
paid the regular late charged by the!
D. P. A A. K. Co.'s boats. I
-io. i.r.nawa anu oer ir.ue ion,
who has been for tome time at St. I
Vincent's hospital, are expected home J
next week. The lad, we are il-sed to1
: learn, continues to improve all the time.
Tua Cukomcle acknowledge the
courtesy of an Invitation to the gradu
ating exercises of the Dufur public
schools, which take place in the Dufur
I. O. O. F. hall next Saturday, com
mencing at 8 o'clock p. in.
Cedar Circle will give its Greek Art
entertainment on the evening of May
8;h iu the Baldwin opera house. The
program, which is excellent, will be fol
lowed I by requeet) with dancing. Tick
ets have been placed at 25 cent, and 10
cents for children under 12 years.
E. B. Dirfur, A. A. Jayne and II. II.
Riddell returned yesterday evening
from a fishing trip to the lakes south of
Stevenson. They certatnlr had fih
back with them; that is to say Mr.
Dufur had, as this recorder of the fact
can testify from pleasant personal ac
quaintance with a mess ol them.
B. F. Laughlin went to Shaniko yes
terday expecting to be absent about a
week. While there" he will examine
the route for a new wagon road from
Antelope creek to Shaniko that will
shorten the distance from Cross Keys to
Shaniko and render it unnecessary for
Prineville teams to gp round by the way
Mrs. Sophia Palmer, of Prineville,
who came here a few weeks ago with
her eon, II. J. Palmer, who is employed
as traveling salesman for Pease A Mays,
has been seriously ill for some time at
the residence of J. F. Markham. At
this writing she is somewhat better and
hopes are entertained of her ultimate
N. M. Eastwood, foreman of the D
P. A A. N. wharf boat, had the misfor
tune this morning to dislocate his
shoulder while handling a large truck
load of heavy freight. Dr. Logan
promptly reduced the dislocation; but
it may be two or thtee weeks before
Mr. Eastwood will be able to resume
J. F. Markham, while working on the
new grade east of the Wasco Warehouse,
had the misfortune to get ono of his
hands smashed by a large rock falling
on it and crushing it against another
rock. The accident, while quite pain
ful, will not permanently cripple the
hand, but it will incapacitate Mr. Mark
ham from work for perhaps a month.
Ihe sawmill and planer that was
located near the Harris place on the
Deschutes, in the hope that logs could
be driven down the Deschutes from the
Matoles at reasonable expense, will be
moved in the near future to a point on
Jordan creek, about fifteen miles south
west of Dufur, where there is said to be
a line body of timber. Ihe plant is
owned by the Johnstons of Dufur, A. L
Like and W. L. Vanderpool.
J, D. Mann, who is said to represent
Portland capitalists, closed a deal this
week for the purchase of a block of land
on the north side of the railroad track,
opposite the Saltmarshe stock yards.
The purchaser, it is said, has had an op
tion on the land for sometime. Just
what it is intended to be used for no
body seems to know ; but knowing ones
promise information in a week or so.
There Is an impression tbat the property
will be made the site of a large flouring
William Evert, a logger from (he Lit
tle White Salmon country, wbile loaded
with booze last night worked himself
into a fighting attitude and was, in con
sequence, placed under arrest by Night
watchman Phirman. He bad concealed
on his person a chunk of basalt tied np
in a handkerchief. Wfcen asked this
morning by the recorder what be in
tended to do with the rock, he said it
was a stone of rare vilue, which he
would not part with at any price. Evert
acta as if he was off his base. The re
corder fined him $2, .which he paid.
Articles of incorporation were filed
with the county clerk today of the
Colombia River Ice and Fuel Company.
The objects and business of the corpora
tion are to operate a cold-storage plant,
to buy and sell ice, coal, wood, produce,
wool ;and livestock ; to do a general
commission and real estate business; to
purchase, hold, mortgage and dispose of
real estate and personal property as
maybe neceeeary in carrying out the
objects of the corporation. The in
corporators are M. M. Mclnnis, M. J.
Manning and P. B. Stephens. The
principal office and place of business is
at The Dalles. The capital stock is
fixed at $2000, divided into forty shares
of the value of fifty dollar per share.
In view of the fart that certain young
men in this city are earnestly seeking to
organize a young men's association to
work, as far as may be possible, along
the lines of the Y. M. C. A., the follow
ing from the Salem Statesman will be
of interest to all who hope lor the sue
cees of the movement here: "The
S.ilem Y. M. C. A. does a good and useful
work in this community. It provides
a place of amusement and recreation for
a large number of .boys and young men,
and in every way Its mission is a helpful
one. The institution should bo sup
ported, and well supported. There will
be a inns) meeting at the Methodist
church this evening to consider ways
and means for keeping up the work.
We hope to see the big church packed,
and t wi'rjees as a result a revival of
the spirit that uiad this at one time
- ""i yyw itu
organu ilions of the kin 1 on the coast.
I "a ba so agaia aud shvuhl t e."
Fred Hiiluen. a voumr Tvw-ii R
farmer and eon of Mr. and
ft brother to
ilillitftn, of this city, if
"The Man With the Hoe," u surely a
near relation to the man with the jack
knife. Pease A Mays have on exhibi
tion iu their grocery wiudow a specimen
of Fred's whittling talent that is well
worth traveling a d ieu Hoiks to see.
It is a wooden picture, if the term is
perniissable, of the battleship Maine as
the centerpiece, surrounded with flii;s
and bunting and mounted on top with
the American eagle. Tho "picture" Is
c irved out of superanu.ited cigar boxes,
has a back grouud ol scarlet velvet and
is inclosed in a neat frame. It was all
done with a conimou jck kni.'d and is
really a thing of beamy.
Columbia Bock beer w ill be on draught
next Saturday. It is guaranteed to be
the best brewing ever placed on tap in
this city. a25-5t
Oom Paul has in the field four sous,
thirty-three grandsons and six sons-in-law,
and is ready to take up a gun him
self when the question gets up to Pre
II. J. Maier received a telegram to lay
from North Ontario, Calif., annouccin
the death of Walter McNeal, son of the
late Roderick McNeal. The funeral and
burial will take place at Pomona, Cal.
The Hood River Glacier says Hon. E
L. Smith will start next Snuday on a
trip to Eastern Oregon to inspect the
orchards as far cast as Malheur county
in his capacity as president of the state
board of horticulture.
The ridge in the neighborhood of Nan
sene had a snow storm yesterday which
lasted most of the dav. Had it not
melted as soon as it fell, the ground
would have been covered with a blanke
three or four inches thick.
Horatio Fargher came in from Cheno-
weth creek today, where he had been
marking a crop of lambs for bis brother,
Tom, the increase of which was 100 per
cent. Horatio's own increase at home
on the Tygh ridge is a round 100 per
Counterfeit dollars are in circulation
here, but to what extent is not known
One was palmed off on Deputy Sheriff
Sexton this morning. He was able to
trace it to the deputy county clerk
but as Sim vowed he got it from one
of The Dalles preachers no arrests were
There were 003 postoffices in 1800; to
day we have 75,000 that is, in America
alone. It took a letter sixteen days to
go trom I'uilaaelplila to Lexington
Kentucky; twenty-two days to Nash
ville, Tennessee. The cheapest letter
postage was eight ceuts, and to send
letter mere than a hundred miles cost
shilling. Three million letters and
papers were then sent in a year. At the
present time the poetoffice handles
about 30,000,000 pieces of mail in a sin
gle day. May Ladles' Home Journal.
The Albany, with Captain Johnston
at the wheel, successfully made the trip
this forenoon up Tbree-Mile rapids to
the big eddy and return. It was a thrill
ing eight to close watchers on the shore
to see the boat on the upward trip
struggle with the angry cross-currents
of the rapids, banging on by her teeth
as it were, and at times standing appar
ently stock still Above and below the
rapids was easy sailing. The boat was
empty, but so confident is Captain
Johnston that he can tepeat the trip
loaded that an attempt may be made
this afternoon, probably before this ap
pears in print, to repeat the trip and
and a small load of railroad ties near
the terminus of the portage road,
Justice Prather's court had a big trial
on hand last Friday, when Dr. W. L,
Adams and wifo sued A. P. Bateham for
payment of $80 on notes given for rent
of land, defendant claiming that the
notes were annulled by the terms of a
new lease, when ten acres of clover were
traded for ten acres of strawberry land.
Distinguished counsel was employed by
Dr. Adsms In the person of ex-Senator
H. Mitchell. W. II. Wilson, of The
Dalles, and Judge Kent, of Hood River,
appeared for defendant. Judge Prather
held his decision till Monday evening,
when he decided for plaintiff. Ilo; d
The D. P. A A. N. company's new
steamer Reliance with a number of
stockholders and a couple of newspaper
men made a nine mile trip down the
river yesterday afternoon. The round
trip was made in 50 minutes. Tte down
trip was made in 264 minutes, or at the
rate of twenty miles an hour, and the
return in 32'4', or a fraction over sixteen
miles. During part of the return trip
the run was made on a quarter cut of,
perceptibly lessening the (peed equal to
an estimated delay of about 3 minutes.
The little sceamer rode the water like
a duck, and it is a safe prediction that
she will be quite popular with the trav
eling public. It Is expected that she
will be ready for businesi next Tuesday
According to a note rtCi-ived from
Belmont, a prominent clt.'Z':n of that
place lias the chicken fevtr bad so bad
that he is broody. The note says : "M.
P. Isenberg has heard that if you ret
a white chicktiii'a eggs under a black
hen tho younj chicks will have black
feathers; so he has purchased a red in -
cubator and a red brooder aud w ill trv
raiding red thickens. He lias moved to
J nl8 barn, m here he ha net hie incubator, I
j . C:wi bj found at any time of the !
d.iv or nvl: si-tin j i.,.f il n ... ...),;. !
; wa"!.irg the l!:crm.)un'ter to keep the
: heat j let ii-!it. If everything goes
right he expects to have it regulated so
he can trust the first setting of eggs by
May 15th. His family carries hia meals
to him in the bain," GUcier.
An Iudian agent, who was a militia
colonel, desired to impress the Indians
with the magnitude of his dignity. He
drtssed himself in full uniform, with
his sword by his side, and, rising in the
council, told them that ono reason why
the Great Father had bad so iniuh
trouble ailh hia red children was that
he bad sent civilians to them. "You
are warriors," he sal 1, "an I when the
Great rather saw me he s.iid: 'I will
send this man, wh is a grettt warrior,
to my red children, who are warriors,
and they will hear hia words.' " An
old chiet aros, and, surveying the
speaker from head to foot, said calmly
"Since I was a email bov I have beard
that white men have great warriors,
I have always wanted to see one. I
have looked upon one, and now I am
ready to die."
i lie recorder s onice is in mourning,
the city government is temporarily sus-
pended and all municipal affairs, save
works of necessity and mercy, are tem
porarily at a stand etill. Ned Gates has
lost his dotr, a handsome and intelligent
spaniel who acted the part of compan
ion, counselor and friend to our bachelor
recorder. The dog followed his master
yesterday as he made one of the party
who went down the river on the Re
liance. To keep the animal from mis
chief, Ned shut him up in a toilet room
and somebody unwittingly let him out.
While seeking his master, who was on
the bow, the dog fell overboard. The
boat was opposite Lyle at the time, on
the return trip, and it is probable the
beast was able to make hia way to the
shore. Ned left on the boat this morn
ing on an i ffort to find him. Latek
The dog is found. The habiliments of
mourning in the recorder's office have
been torn down and the municipal gov
ernment has resu r.ed its normal sway,
Ned found his favorite eitting pensively
on the bank of the river niar Lyle land
ing. He was a very hungry dog, but
was otherwise O. K. Ned and he made
the trip back on foot.
It is not always eafe to bank on catch
ing old birds with chad, but it can be
done once in a while, the proverb to the
contrary notwithstanding. Three well
known business men of The Dalles met
on the street yesterday afternoon. One
of them had been at the Passion Play
the night before and had preeerved his
seat cheeks. By way of a mere joke he
said to the others; "Boys, if you want
to go to the Passion Play tonight I will
let you have a couple of tickets at half
price," handing out the sent checks.
The "boys," who are old enough to be
grandfathers, innocently snapped at the
bargain and handed out the money.
"Now," said the ticket-seller, "since
you baye got Buch a bargain you can
afford to treat.'.' The elder of the two,
roan of over 60, eaid : "All right.
Treat goes;" and in they went to a
cigar store, or somewhere, "v uen the
"treat" had been disposed of the other
ticket buyer eaid : "Let's havo another
dose." "No, thanks," said the ticket
seller; "that enough today. We'll see
you later." Not till the two innocents
had presented their checks at the door
of the play house did tbey find they had
been neatly sold, and then they bad to
hunt up somebody to lend them the
money to buy tickets.
Rallea fubllo School!.
Following is the report for the quar
ter (4 weeks) ending April 20, 1900.
Kant Hill Primary.
MIbuNsii Cooper M,2Rand Sit 411 ffl .1H
Miu Koberta 8A, 4 A and A; S . 34,
f onr( Mrert.
Miss K Cooper
....1st' 37 at1 so
M IX! -14, 4-il
li ftl ft 4)
4th! 40! 4, 4:1,
! 1 1
1st Ml 47! 4.V
..zd-ha! fii to m!
..4 A -Ml i 4x1 4(i 4J
.Mill 40, 8 30:
Miss U Kintonl
Mi T. klntoul
51 K Ml
4!' 4X) 41 !
4 4'. 4:1
4.H AI 40
Miss Michel I Ml)
. S. Department.
.Mr. Nell ll
1IKII 9fi 90 j t
Number of days of school, 20.
Per cent of attendance on number be
School holidays, none.
Average daily attendance 47 more than
corresponding quarter laet year.
J. S. L A S DK KM,
Meeting of Weler Commissioners.
At a special meeting of the water com
missioners held Inst night a proposition
was laid before them to bore for artesian
water for city use. The commissioners
refused to entertain any proposition that
did not g uarantee a flow of water.
The application of The Dalles touring
mill for a rate on water for fire purposes
only was considered and the rate fixed
at f 1 60 a month.
Use Clarke & Kalk's quinine hair tonic
to keep dandruff from the head.
TEACHERS. a :5! C 5:
! THAT RAILROAD PLANK,
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- I -w- . i i.i law ifvwsvraiM
Couvvntion Did Aiitt II anil Tbat
II tUporta II, Ihe Orrioalaa
the t'outrarjr ulwlth-
Mm .v:i ('iiimmi'i.k :
l i'-utftf yesterday is an artlclu
attacking the labor plank in the Demo
cratic platform, which is being circu
lated, and doubting it authenticity.
1 wa a member of the committee and
eub committee on platform in the Dem
ocratic state convention, and know
whereof I speak. In the convention a
platform committed of ona Jrom each
county in the state w hs appointed, and
this comn:ittua appointed a sub-committee
of Gve to prepare and submit
draft of platform. A .representative of
the railroad men appeared before that
committee and submitted, on behalf of
the railroad men, the plank in question.
Some of the member of the tub-corn-
mitteo objected to the plar.k and a
substitute was prepared, which is tho
short plank referred to by you. When
the matter was referred to the full com
mittee, the substitute was voted down
and the original plank as prepared and
submitted by the railroad men was sub
stituted. Tho platform was then re
ported to the convention. On the floor
of the convention uu attempt was again
made to amend the platform by substK
luting the short plank prepared in the
sub-committee for tho railroad plank.
This amendment was voted down al
most unanimously, and the platform,
Including the railroad plank as offered
by the railroad men, was adopted.
The misunderstanding of tho proceed
ings grew out of the fact that the Ore
gouian reporter, by iuadvertance I as
sume, got the matter mixed up and re
ported the substitute as the original.
The reason why the Democratic press
of the state generally fell into the same
mistake is because we have no Demo
cratic daily paper published at Portland,
and the platform was therefore generally
copied from the Oregocian, with the
mistake included. The official platform
has only just now been published, and I
presume the mistake will at once be
corrected in the Democratic papers.
I enclose to you a copy of the official
platform under the certificate of the
chairman and eccretary of the conven
tion. If my word and the certificate of
these officers ore not altogether satis
factory to you, I will cheerfully furnish
any number of affidavits from delegate!
and byetanders (including railroad men).
I did not oppose this plank in the
convention, as stated by the Oregonian.
On the contrary I favored it strongly, in
the snb-cominittee, in the general com
mittee, and also in the open convention.
as evervone knows w ho was there.
The plank in quoetion, as I under
stand it, is being circulated by the rail
road men themselves, rather than by
politicians. It is the railroad men'
own plank. If there is anything wrong
with it, 1 shall not blame you for attack
ing it, but I am sure that now the mat
ter is fully explained, your spirit of
fairness will lead you to withdraw any
charge of underhanded dealing in the
Very Truly Yours.
A. S. Bennett.
The Dalles, April 27th.
Grailng on Caicaila Reserve.
Superintendent S. M. Ormeby, of the
forest reserve, lias received from the
general land office instructions regard
ing the grazing of etock within the Cas
cade reserve. As the department de
termined the grazing question for the
reserve in Washington some time ago,
Superintendent Ormeby has been anx
iously awaiting instructions regarding
the Oregon reserve. The letter received
by him Monday is as follows:
"Under department regulations ap
provad April 4, 1900, the secretary of
the Interior has authorized the pastur
ing of 200,000 head of sheep within the
Cascade range reserve, south of White
river; the sheep to enter the reserye
not earlier than June loth. Cattle and
horses may also graze in the reserve aa
heretofore, except that applications will
"All applicants for the privilege of
grazing sheep or other live etock in the
reserve shall agree, in their applications,
that they will hereafter pay, ondjmand,
such reasonable price per head as the
eecretary of the interior may hereafter
require; and for failure to make such
payment, when called upon to do so,
the permit will be revoked and the ani
mals removed from the reserve.
"Permits, when issued, will cover a
specified grazing period ; so that the
period must be stated in the application.
The sheep-grazing forms, with such
changes as are necessary to cover cattle
or horse-grazing conditions, may be
used for cattle and horses."
Following Is the list of letters remain
ing in the postoflice at The Dalles un
called for April 27, 1!00. Persons
calling for the same will give date on
which they were advertised:
Andrews, Miss Rena Sears, Ella
Clark. Mrs M J Collins, Mrs M E (2)
Fee, Miss Carrie Davis, Sirs Belle
Hanson, Mrs Annie Harper, Mrs J L
tlatton, Mrs Klizj Hanson, Miss Anna
Cheney, I M
Harper. II W
McDonald, K It
Beat, 1 1
Brown, C J
Miller, K W
Zumwalt, L S
II. II. RlDDKLL, P. M.