THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 12. 1900. Tbe Weekly Chronicle. . K tr.uii nd Saturday. BrBc Rimox rates. st mail. rorraea raaraixt, m tor out. . On year II SO Mx motiias . T Tare) months Hi A lrertiilBf rates reasonable, and mailt known on application. Addreaa all communication! to"THf rHRON CLE.' The laltcs, Oregon. LOCAL BREVITIES. Saturday's Daily. Dr. Sanders, rooms 1 ?nJ 2, Chapman block. tf Remember that Cocoannt Cream Tonic will promote growth of hair. Charles Frster, sole agent. n9-Iin A sale and entertainment will be given at the Baldwin opera boose, December 1'Otb, by the Catholic ladies. Admission 25 cents. Afternoon free. If too bare dandruff, your hair is falling oat. Use Cocoanat Cream. For sale at Frazer't barber shop. x9-lm Since tbe destruction of the Rochester oil lamps in the Christian cbarch the brethren bavw pnt in a full set ol Perfec tion gasoline lamps that are giving very great satisfaction. . A small house greeted tbe Smyth A Rice company in "My Friend from India" at the Vogt last night, which is to be regretted, as the company gave a very acceptable performance. If vonr hair is dry and dead-like, Co coanut Cream Tonic will give it life and luster. It is pronounced the finest tonic on earth. Can be had at Frszer's barber shop, agent. n91m The Golden Eagle Mining Company yesterday received 250 pounds of ore taken from the shaft that is simply immense. 1 be ore was snipped to ir Fieh and is displayed in the Umatilla House. A dispatch over the lung distance tele phone this afternoon announced that a fire started in the town of Silverton, Marion connty, at 4 o'clock this morn ing, that lasted between eight and nine hoars and practically w'pedout the town. Fire engines from Portland went to the relief of tbe town and rendered valuable assistance. Complaints reach this office that a number of residents on Three Mile creek continue to slaughter prairie chickens all the same as if the open season bad not closed weeks ago. Some day one of these pot-hunters will be jerked op and made to pay fine equal to the cash veloe of all tbe chickens on the creek. So mote it be. At regular meeting of Court Tne Dalles, No. 12, F. of A., held last night, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: C. R., Theodore Liebe; S. C. R-, I.. M. Curren; Treas., V. II. Koontz; F. S., J. E. Heroox; R. S., D. D. Wilder; Sr. V., P. F. Burbam ; Jr. W., A. C. Thomas; Sr. B., J. J. Mar phy; Jr. B., T. Maloney; Physician, Dr. J. A. Geieendorffer. C. II. Jones, editor of Oregon Teach . era' Monthly, of Salem, is in the city in the interest of his paper. The Monthly is the only Oregon paper of its class that has hitherto proved financial success, notwithstanding repeated attempts. It is to the credit of the Wasco county teachers that more than forty of them take the Monthly, and thus keep in touch with tbolr work as tbey could hardly do otherwise. Monday Lmily. The Knabe piano factories, the largest in tbe United States, were founded in 1837 by Win. Knabe. Rev. D. V. Poling, who has been quite poorly for the last few days with a complication of severe cold and nervous prostration, was reported tniich better this uioring. The Blue Mountain Eagle thinks that Wasco county will be green with graft- widows if Judge Bradshaw will grant eve y complaint on file in his court ask ing fur divorce. A Washington dispatch gives the population of The Dalles as 3,512, Salem 4,258, Eugene Z'i'-'A. Somebody b blundered in these figuree beyond t Kt shadow of a doubt. "The Temple of Fame" will not only afford an cwningof mirth and pleasure but will be instructive as well. Many for the first time w ill have the pleasure of meeting some of the famous persons of all lands. Rev. O. D. Taylor's fruit dryer burned about midnight last night. Mr. Taylor has no opinion as to the ctu-e of the 'ire, ami does not state the extent of his loss. The ilryer was filled with fruit, including his stork of selected winwr apples, which he was holding for belter prices. John Carey has move 1 Ills ll'-e Hive restaurant In the E tl End lurk to his old Location in the Richmond building east of the Diamond flouring mill. James White has rented the store just vacated where he will open a branch confectionary and fruit ftand and rerve oysters and lunches of ig' feet and coffee of rights. Tub ("hK'imcih wonders If the rljar-ette-tmokit.g youths of this town have tiot forgotten, if thev ever knew, that it is artlawlul in this slate for "any minor onder 13 year of ag to smoke, or in any way ;o dm any cigar or tobacco in any form whatever, in any public I highway, treat, place, sqaar or resort," -! coder ' penalty on not lees than II nor L. S. Frilx, fame and forestry warden for thi district, requests ci to call attention to the fact that in addition to the fine imposed by the state law for kiiimg prairie cmcaens ai any time between November 15th and September 1st fallowing, the Oregon Fish and Game Association offer a standing reward of $20 for such information as will lead to the arrest and coLviction of any person found shooting prairie chickens out of reason. Tbe cei.'ut enumerators in many cases failed to realise the ImportaLce of mor tality statistics. In one rf the Eastern states an enumerator bad only two deaths in a popuiatiou of more than 1300 for the entire year, which the su pervisor thought was not sufficient, so he sent back tbe returns. The enumer ator responded with the following ex planation: "Dear Sir There was four more people that died, but they was widows." The regular north bound passenger train of the Columbia Southern railway was derailed yesterday about three miles south of B'gge, through the spread ing ot the liils. Five freight cars and the passenger car left the track, one freight car and the locomo'ive remain ing, and with these latter the passengers were taken on to Biggs where they got there three hours too late to make con nection for The Dalles. A special engine went up from here and landed them in The Dalles about twilight. Miss Julia Austin, the Lake county, California, giantess and foot-racer, has just arrived from the snow-capped peaks of Alaska, where she has been in train ing for more than twelve months, says tbe Wilht, Calif., Press. Mies Julia was matched against the great Alaska Indian foot-racer in a dash of 200 yards for $10,000. She ran tbe distance in twenty seconds, racing her victim from start to finish and winning the glittering gold by a small majority. This beauti fal young lady stands 7 feet three inches in her stocking feet, weighing 160 pounds; was born In Colorado and raised in Lake county. She speaks seven different languages, and can out run any human on earth for money. On Saturday afternoon from 2 till 6 Mrs. J. C. Meins gave a spinning party to ber Sunday reboot class of eight boys, vis: Arthur Waud, Harry Walther, Guy Doothit, Charlie Johnston, Guy Jones, Ray Bunnell, Jamie Kinnersly and Tommie Hudson. Jamie Kinnersly scored tbe highest point in spinning and received first prize. Tommie Hudson took the consolation, a tin horn, and demonstrated the fact that be could blow "both load and long," even if be could not make a success in spinning The afternoon was passed with games, and at 5 p. m. refreshments were served, Miss Nellie Kaufman and Madge Smith assisted in entertaining the young lads, who enjoyed themselves as only a lot of healthy, happy boys can. In these days when tbe mind of tbe threatical man seems to run to farce froth and horse play, to theater-going folk that still cling to the idea that tbe stage has a mission 'n tbe world and who like some literary merit in a dramatic production such a play as "Human Hearts" .'i refreshing. This play which is now in its fourth success ful season, is one which appeals to higher sentiments. Its moral tone is enobling, yet its emotional side is not of the morbid sort. Instead, pathos and real comedy are inrwoven with exceed- icg cleverness. It is a play requiring that the actors act and not perform. It is for these reasons that the play con tinues to retain its hold on the hearts of the people. "Human Hearts" comes to the Vogt opera bouse Monday, Decem ber 17th, A. M. Abrauis, a young man employed in Dr. Sturdevanl's dental office, was held up at about 8 o'clock Saturday night on Alvord street, about balf way between the residence of L. E. Crowe and 1. C. Nickelttn. Mr. Abtams was on bi way to the Fred Fisher residence and had just turned east on Alvord a hen two men accosted him and ordered him to throw op his Lands. He was soon relieved of JO, the amount of coin in hi pants pockets, but, fortunately, ttie highway men missed a roll of green .ack that Mr. A brain l carried in his l,ret pot ket. Oie of his assailants was iuii man and the other small one. The tall one wore a slouch hat and dark i clothe- and appeared to have a handker ' chief over the lower part of his fact ; but l it WHS too dark at the time of the af ' M'llt for any acctirato description of Hie ' n. en to be pr irnred. The r.ffi -"rs of the la h.iv hi dim as to who the men : weie. It is strougly suspected, however, 1 that t is rubbers were no strangers, Biid 'that they knew fieir man and knew that he was arriitoiii-d to carry money on his per n a!i t.'.ff time. 1 il-itny K ImllV- Watch for the program of "The Temple of Fame." Tickets for '.'The Temple of Fame" on sale at Cliwke A Falk's drug store. M. Paul Guild il! meet with Mr. W. II. Morris tomorrow aftemojn at 2 o'i'loi k. On tie a I Friday evening at the Vogt ojera houso the citlitent of The Dalle j hl rav aa opportunity to witna and 0J3T an entertainment which it in every way pleating and helpful. Do cot miss "The Temple of Fame." Mrs. T. C. Fargher arrived here oa the uxn train from a visit to frien 1 ia t...l'.l I i Coming Mr. Elmore Rice and pian - . isle in a g. and recital prccram Wednes- j j1? evening, January M. 11-13 , "Tne Tempi of Fame" characters are i requested to meet at tbe Yigt opera ; house tonight. Dec. U:h, at 7:30 for re : bears!. The caleaJar meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society will convene with Mrs. j Wm. Shackelford tomorrow, Wednesday , ; afternoon at 2 o'clock. j J Tbe opinion of the greatest critics, ! composers and virtuosi of the century! 'Concur in assigning pre-cmineuce to! the Knabe piano. For sale at I. C. Nickelsen's music stor only. Dr. Conan Doyle says that tne ssluta- uon given cy nit uttie gin wnen tie re- turned home after his defeat at tbe parliamentary election was, "Ob, daddy, I am so sorry yon did not pass '." Miss H. A. Taliferro, who Las been acting as trained nurse for Dr. Geiten dorffer for nearly a year, left today for Portland, from whence tbe will go to ber old home in St. Louis, Mo. Miss Taliferro leaves on account of Ler health which has been quite " - ly lately. T. .... . t. matiila . unction hat got the small- pox. that is t sav there is one or more cases in the hMel where a (core or more of railroad men stop, and some of them are kickicg because tbe hotel man lias kept the matter a secret till it was dis covered through the commendable gar rulousness of a woman. Tuc Cukonici.c is asked to inform parties interested in tbe preservation of game and the enforcement of our game laws, that in addition to the 120 offered by the Oregon Fieh and Game Associa tion tbe League of American Sportsmen offers a standing reward of $10 for such information as will lead to the arrest and conviction of any person killing game or fish out of season. Two hold-ups in less than a week in a town like The' Dalles, and no arrests, does not speak flatteringly of our police, though they may have exerted every precaution to capture the guilty high waymen. These depredations are be coming altogether too numerous, and nothing short ot a handful of buckshot, properly administered, will check them. It is generally believed to be the work of local talent. Off to Frisco But before we go every article we possees, every piano and or gan, must be sold. We have instructed our agent at The Dalles, I. C. Nickelsen, to sell all pianos and orgaus on band nt a great sacrifice. This includes such pianos as Knabe, Hardman, Martin, Ludwig, Kingsburry, Stuk and also Estey organs. Call and get bis prices or write us direct. iley B. Allen Co., 211 First street, Portland, Or. Tbe financial reputation and general credit of Heppner town is good every where, says the Heppner Gazette. The town is well managed, and tbe news of such management bas gone abroad. This tact has been well proven this week. One of Ileppner's water bonds for $4000 and drawing 8 per cent was due. Tbe council is able to pay this bond by borrowing its face and getting a premium of $52 for doing so, and a rate of interest at 5 per cent. Efforts to rescb tbe summit of Ararat proved futile again, just as had those of Tournefort in 1700, 100 years before, and tbe Armenian monks, because of the continued failure, once more began to believe it imposible to nttnin tbe secret top of the ojonnt with sacred remains. It was nearly thirty years before Dr. Parrot, of Dor pot, a German, in tbe em ployment of Russia, set foot on the "dome of eternal ice," where the ark of Noah had settled after the deluge. A Japanese had his feet crushed in a strange manner at the freight depot early this morning. While walking the track with a heavy trunk on his back a locomotive backed up and strnck the trunk, or the Jap, or both, and as the trunk fell to the ground it lighted oj the Jap's fe?t, crushing both of them and injuring one foot quite severely. Fortu nately he was thiown clear of the track. Dr. Geieendorft'er attended the wounded oriental and be was taken later to the hospital at Portland. Dartmouth students tell an amusiug story about an exceedingly "green French instructor who officiated at the colleife a fe years ago. He was the butt of en llees j kes at the Lands of the students. One dark alteri.oon, at the time for a rec:t!ttion was approaching. some of the boys went into the recita tion room and "fixed' ail the electric lights so that they coulJn't woi k. When the professor found that he would have to teach in the daik or not at all, he made this startling announcement : "Z'ientleuien, if li iigot don't func tion z next toriitirrotv at 5 hours, im come at i." Do" ton Journal. The Dil'es aci-ords the bakery to Hood I River. That torn had four hold-ups I last nu'.t w hi e Toe Dalles ha l oaly one measly $l affair. The to "'oca i of llool River were ciero i and the tills , robbed while the occupintt wer held op at th nrjzzies of revolver. Two residents of the town were held up in a sirai'ai manner aad robbid on the public tr'.. Jatt how much tha robbers , obtained ia any otic case we cuolj ' not learn. A can im arrested on sus picion thi afternoon bat had not been sxaaiieed at we go to pre. ' Atatc'.al tuewtieg ol the raotv t , ..... ... .. . cuuii TFt'.vraAT in petition oi ire tioi ' K'ver Electric Light Power and Water ! company a as craaied giving them the rigtii to erect pole, mains on the pub'ie ton of Hooil River. lines and water highway in the The company ex- pect to commence woik immediately and to rush it to completion a fast a the weather wi.l permit. They have a r i .,. i h' ir.iiimnm of K.m r . . . r- soo wi,i o prepared to transmit power toother place. The Dalle for exam pie, at reasons: !e cost. "Hamaa Hearts," which comes to the Vcgt cpera house Monday, Dec. 17th, is oce of the sterling melodramas of modern years, which in thi day of froth and folly on the stage affords theater goers an evening's entertainment that ,PM,;, , .u loTerl of lhe h:k , in dramatic art. The piece i one ot those pastoral realisms in which the people portray a plain count'y folk al ways so entertaining when faithlul'y produced on the stage. "Unman Hearts" as it will be seen her is so realistic that one can almost imagine one's self sniffing the oione of tbe Oztrk mountains and listening to the quaint manners cf speech of the neoDle them .,v, iuniu ui uirio ihkv cuaractcn Xsti0ns. - . Tl.e Knabe piauu carries witn It in the history of the strongest guarantee Knabe house the that accompanies any piano. Through three generations the concern has been in the immediate charge and ownership of the same fam ily, always dominated by the same ag gressive yet conservative policy, invaria bly exacting as to the high standard to which its products must always conform and at all times in its career so amply equipped with capital that it has always been able to shape its plans with cer tainty and decision. Such a history can be told of no other American piano con cern. A full line ot Knabe pianos can be found at I. C. Nickelsen's music store, The Dalles ; also at the Wiley B. Allen Co., Portland, Or. Captain Johnson, of tbe Reliance, a present acting as first officer of tbe Dalles City, was brutally assaulted by an unknown man at tbe Oak Street dock, Portland, at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. Few persons were on tbe dock at the time. The assailant struck Mr. Johnson a heavy blow on tbe back of the head, rendering him unconscious. In falling be rolled between the feet of a small band of horses which was waiting to be placed aboard the steamer. He was found in this position and carried aboard tbe Dalle- City and medical as sistance sent for. The bruise was a painful one, but the physician was posi tive that no fracture of the skull re sulted and the injured man was allowed to proceed to lhe Dalles. Upon bis arrival here he was visited by Dr. Logan who found him considerably recovered but still in a semi-dazed condition. No serious results are expected. The cap tain's assailant was a former deck band who wanted work. Some words must have passed between tbe captain and tbe man when the latter picked np a club and felled him to the ground, encounter with a Deer. Henry Taylor had an encounter this morning with Mr. Watts' pet male deer that be will not forget for many day. It was stili dark at little before 8 o'clock, when Mr. Taylor left his borne to open tbe George Roch store. As be was passing the Cram residence, on the tbe corner of Third and Laugblin, he heard a strange patter of feet behind bim and turned around to see what it was. In a moment the deer, which was evidently on the war path, bad struck Mr. Taylor mid-ships and landed bim in the gutter, following up the per formance by jumping on top of him. Mr. Taylor grabbed the beast by a horn and leg and held on like grim death, re gaining his feet for a time and again being thrown to the ground. About the time Mr. Taylor was almost exhausted the noise of the scutfid bad attracted the attention of Frank Cram, who came to his relief. Mrs. Cram followed with an ax, and Landing it to her husband that gentleman gave the vicious brute a blow over the left eye that the deer will prob ably remember as long as memory holds l ay, if It d ies not result in settling his fighting proclivities f jt all time. Thit is not the first timo the leaat has acted memily, Lu: .1 improbably be its !al. Tl.e oii i il.)' it attacked a lady on the street near the Bee Hive restaurant. Mr. Taylor suffered all day from painful bruises on Lis ritfht arm and right side. cuti h Itri.flM and Thrift. In a doll Sciltitii vii.ae on a morning one neighbor called upon other. Hi was met at the dor by I Ju l - an- i his friend's w ife, anl the conver'alion went : thus: "Can'..!?-' "Ay." "(nen tu be weetf, I think." "Ay." . "Is John In?" "(Hi, ay. bt's in." "Can I tee him? ' "No." I "IS it a wanted to see him. "Ay, but! yon canna see Lim. Jot. n't dtid." "Dald?" "Ay." "Sudden?" "Ay." "Very sudden?" "Very sudden." "Did he say or.ytliing alcut a pot of green paint before l.e deid?" I .n Mac laren at a London D mer. THE SEWfcR QUESTION. aa4 Be) reatare r Ike Several Flans Impartially DikiiW. Ma. tiurua: The sewer qaestioo it gain vexing th niiods ol both citizens and the members of the council. There for I trust yon w, II permit m to make a few comments bearing upon the sub jject. j Tnere are three prominent ways of accomplishicg the rurooe. each of j which has its advocates and earn bat iis ; advantage and it drawbacks. Tak ; the one adopted by the council a year . ri - . . i . . .. .u. iuii uq,g oar oeen in steeui- est and poseiblv thethrapeet. It was objected to, however, because it contem listed payment of the whole expense at once, and thit by tome who could not poeetbly meet such an expense on short a notice. It was argued by some also that that portion of the town not included in tbe system would later at - tach on to the mains without having borne anv ot the burden of constructing them. Even if they were willing to do to, there would b no pnctical way of refunding to th original builders. 1 will ay alto, although thi has no bear idii upon the financial plant now chiefly being being discussed, that thi plan contemplated raJical change in loca tion from the old system. Instead ft crossing the railroad track in from half to a dozen placet and running out to a tate distance at least,' one large main was to run parallel with tbe tiack on the city side and receive all the mains running north. It was then to run out j nnder the bridge over Mill creek, where it could easily and che.iply reach tbe river. Incidentally I will mention that I yield to the opinion of the engineer that this plan wilt be cheaper than any plan that crossed tbe railroad in various places, and better than any that bas a delivery short of the Columbia riv.r. Another plan is to be carried out by building mains upon petitions of resi dent along the routes. This has various objections, among them being that later others will be attaching to mains they never helped to build. Besides one family or neighborhood that is well sew ered may be endangered by neighbors who could not or would not furnish proper sewage. Yet another plan Is for the citv to have complete control of tr e whole mat ter. Regarding the whole plan as not only a convenience to some, but a bene fit to all, the city call, by small assess ment, start at tbe bottom and gradually build up a little each year, and continue upon this plan until sewers are built everywhere they are needed. Under this system we would scarcely feel the expense and the worst places would be remedied first. There would be but one point to discuss after this plan is adopt ed ; that would be whether to cross the railroad as the present system does, or pass one main out under the bridge as tbe eugineer advised. Fortunately this Is not vital point, as either will be good. One Is only cheaper than the other. X. FOOTBALL NOTES. Concerning- tha Ham Friday and Other Matters of interest Alona; That Lin of Sport, The Heppner line-up for the battle of next Friday and respective weights are as follows: .Matlock, c, lit): ileal, rg, lf8; Saling, Ig, IK ; Anderson, rt, 170 ; Leland, It, 170; Ball, le, 160; Bisbee, re, 1W, r-paulding, qb, 1J4; fjlarke (captain), Ih, 165; Spaulding, rb, 160; Young, fb, 155. The average it placed at 159, which are the figures of the Heppner athletes. The estimate Is fully thirteen pounds "shy." Tbe line-up of the Dalles team will appear in tomorrow's issue. Their aver age is about 103 pounds. Trie game for the 221 inst., between the respective high schools of Portland and The Dalles, promises to be very in teresting. Our boys are getting in read iness for tbe game, and will give a good account of themselves. Afternoon practice at the hiah school premises and work at the athletic grounds near Congres'mau Moody's res idence nightly are of daily occurrence. Splendid interest is show n. It is quite likely that a game will be played here on Christmas afternoon be teen The Dalle fi-st team and second Multnomah. It is "up to" the Dalies boy, and if sufficient interest is mani fested by our ciliieiis, lhe name will be arranged. Walla Walla and Astoria are ar xiuiis i to meet The D.U'es fu itbull team at the etrliest p'luibte dates. If the weather permits, the season will n l c'use till ' sell towards spring, so there nay be a chance f..r the desired game alterChriit- 1 mas. Bob Mjrray, who suffered the frac ture of a c jllar-boiip, in the Golden. Lile, game, has ditcir : I tl, bl.n ui..l w ..i toon be as good as ever. fMsge I'M ver on a llu.t. Sam Stark, a la student in ti e office of Judge B-nnett, arrived here last night from Prinev.lle, via Iho Pallet and Siianiko ttae, and reports the fol lowing accident that happene I Thurs day at Cieek's, or Willow creek, the first stage station thi Sid of Prtoeville. The Prineville and bhanlko ttag I:t ; tnnvi..e at 11 p. m., with the driver, j Aorjstn Delore. fc'.! cf whiskey nzl still drinking. Oa Bearing the Cite station IVior thoujM be wou" J give i the benighted occupant of the stjge aa exoiolt uf hi capacity a aa expert ia hi particular line, with the rn t that the horse becam fr-gktened, tod get ting beyond h: control, the Mage j "heeled foa! of a toit l bridge south of Cleek's and jerked a wtee! off. throwieg the occupants of the veLu-1 violently t I th ground. The injire-1 were A. Fen 'too, of Hillsboro, W.J. Calvin, of a lrm, and A. B. Nile, of Walla Wall, j Calvin and X.Ie were badly trul, j but not tencnsly, and when another j vehicle was procured were able to re ; turn their journey to Sbanlko. Fntor, I who is a young man, had hit hip dislo cated and was nnabi to proceed. Tte 1 distrrtting feature about Fenton't cw j that he had j ist received a dispatch i 'rjm Hillsboro announcing that hi mother was dying and be was hurrvicg to. her bedside with all .xible speed. The ludicrous part of the incident oc curred when the driver recovered Li wind, after being thrown to th ground. Seeing the bottle, that bad been the cause of all the trouble, lying be:de him uninjured, he seized it and raising It to his lips, took a deep diaught and extendiog It towards the injured passen ger, said : "Boys takt one on me." "The wounded passengers, Sam ), "didn't seem to to appreciate tbe templ ing courtesies of the tlriver and refused to drink." A SPLfcNDID ADDRESS. rrufessor Meaala. ol the Woodmen or the World Talaa to a Large and Appreciative Audience. 'Vnu may f et the 5lner, Bui yuuciuuut fi.nret toe stoig." Last night John P. Meaken, the evan gelist who is lent out by the head camp of the Woodmen of the World, spoke at the Baldwin to a large and appreciative audience. Hi theme was "Footprint, or Onward and Upward." The entertainment was planned differ ently from any that has been given here. Hans Hansen sang a "Fisherman' Song" in German, which was followed by a solo and encore by onr sweet singer. Miss Myrtle Michel). Tben Timothy Brownbill introduced tbe speaker, the man who is working for humanity's sake, Prof. John P. Meakio, who spoke ot the good that has been done and is continually being done by the Woodmen of tbe World. He spoke of the acts of fraternity being done by that order, and he spoke also to his brother Elks, bis brother Knights of Pythias, to hi neighbor Woodmen, to his brother Odd Fellows. John P. Meakin, whose sec ond initial must, we feel sure, be Plain, John Plain Meakin, the friend of the toiler, the friend of all humanity, spoke of living for higher things than eating and sleeping and living a mere animal existence; he carried hi audience up ward so that they would know if "life is wortli the living." He told them to Live for sntnethtnir; have a purpose, And thst (.urtMioe keep in view: Drifting like a lie I in I cm venel I huu cant t ne er to elf be true. Hall the wrecks that strew life s ocean, if someKtur oad been their guide, Mlaht have n.iw b-en re'tmir uiely, but they drifted with Die ndJ. Mr. Meakin, in his talk, draws the un divided attention of all in his audience. He speaks plain sense. He says he does not judge one by outward apparel, but studies the soul behind the man. He wants tbe mind to dwell on higher things than dancing and card-playing. He is not a fanatic on these things; he means making them a passion. He want people to educate tbe minds God gives tbem for the better life, so that the light within may emanate and cast an influence for good. An influence once set in motion, like a pebble cast on tbe smooth bosom of tbe river, will cause the rings to grow and double till tbe large circle almost expand from shore to tbore. The speaker spoke of the world grow ing year by year with too little thought ; that real, deep thought is nearly dead ; resurrect it ! Think. "I.ife i a certainty, Lfntli it a d..uhl : Fr men mity t di-a.l vt line ttiey r.j we. king aijout.' He spc ke of fraternity, of man loving mnn, and of boa little their love for each other it known until the lifeless clay is in the casket, an I then their ex pressions of love are shown in the pro fusion of floaert being sent to cover tl.e casket or the moun t of the earth. He believes in being kind to the living. Tell them you love them, and clap them kindly on t lie shoulder; speak kindly to them, and, above all, fee! kindly. Feel the love for your brother deep down in your hearts and let tliem know il. Taken a.io'ti.er tl.e lecture or the j sermon was one of tl.e best ever listened ; to in The Dalle, an I men and women of all ordeis take Mr. Meakin by the hand and tell dim he has done tl.eiu , good. j After the lictiire Mr. Me.kin rea l in a recitatite way from ill!'..riit authors, , humorous and pstlieilc soitc'iOLS, and 1. 1! is i tr.-': 1 r.- 1 a trVy gifted mnn. ! God bless him ! If the world had more Meakins it w.uld be a btt'.cr one. He i is creedless t u'. not God.es. fur Sale. j Eastern O.egon timothy Lay, $15 per ton, f. o. b. The Dalle'. Eastern Ore gon wild Lay, $13. j0 in cir lots. Mi Ci Ltv A Cavior, 44 2w La Grande, Or.