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THE DAILY CHRONICLE
Governor ...S. Pennon
Secretary of State G. W. McBride
1 reusurer . ...Phillip Metschan
Supt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
Senator. f Plfb.
J J. H. Mitchell
Congressman B. Hermann
. State Printer Frank Baker
Sheriff., j ..: D. L. Cates
Clerk J. B. Crossen
, J.reasurer ...Geo. Kuch
i .... i .(H A. Leavens
Assessor '...John E. Barnett
(surveyor. E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shellev
Coroner William Michel!
The Eat Oregonian thinks theCiiEON
iclk a venturesome youth to begin life in
The Dalles, and that judging from other
ventures in the newspaper line in these
parts tt will not get sufficient support
. to keep it alive.AVe are glad to inform the
brother that it already has that, and it
has'nt began to canvass its territory yet
Thank you brother, we are all right and
hope these few lines may find you en
joying the same blessing, or words to
. that effect.
A DAT IN SPEINGPIELD.
We arrived in the city about noon,
and the thought of dinner being
upermost in our minds, we set out to
find a restaurant. In looking around
we accidently stumbled upon the
Woman's Exchange. Perhaps some of
you may not understand what that is,
as it was new to us, so I will try and ex
plain it as I remember it. One of the
ladies told us that it was run entirely by
, ladies who came there at a certain hour,
and served dinner and lunches. I under
stand that these ladies pay other women
for the articles of fowl, giving in ex
change for the provisions, money or
sometimes clothing. They also have a
counter for fancy work. The. work is
brought in by poor people and placed on
the counter and sold by the ladies for
them. I understood that this exchange
is connected with the V. C. T. U.
RIDE TO CEMETRY.
After a good dinner we were directed
to the cemetry. As might be expected,
we got into the wrong street car, and
rode in the opposite direction to which
we -wished to go. However we were not
sorry, as we saw more of the city and a
great many fine buildings. The car
stops in the center of the city park, and
we walked only a few squares and ar
rived at tha cemetry, by name Oak
Ridge. The grounds are beautifully laid
out and ornamented. It is in this place
that the body of ' the much lamented
Lincoln reposes. Near to the entrance
gate is seen the vault in which Lincoln
was placed before the monument .was
The monument proper, excepting the
groups, occupied on the ground, fitted
with concrete, a space of 119 feet from
north to south, and 72 feet from east to
west. It is built of solid masonry of
Quim-y grey granite, 39 feet high. The
' obelisk from the ground line to the apex
is 98 feet high. There is a catacomb,
memorial hall and an inner chamber at
its base. The former contains fivejerypts,
two containing the bodies of two
of Lincoln's children, one in which he
once rested, one where his wife was first
placed and one for his son Robert, who
is still living. On the outside of the
monument are four bronze groups, rep
resenting the four divisions of the army ;
viz: The naval, infantry, artillery and
cavalry. One of the drum sticks in the
infantry group has been knocked off,
and one morning the sword belonging to
. the cavalry group was found under a
bridge at some distance from the ceme
try. The monument is further orna
mented by a very fine statue of Lincoln,
also executed in bronze.
The secretary of the Guard of Honor
acts as guide for strangers and he very
entertainingly told us of the attempts to
steal the body of Lincoln. The sar
cophagus is built of white marble and
rests directly over the body, and is
placed in the center of the catacomb.
The first time the theft was attempted,
the corpse was in the crypt, and the rob
bers took the marble slab from the crypt
and pulled the casket out about half way
and then left it. It is supposed that
they were fearful of being discovered.
A Guard of Honor was now formed to
guard the body. After that the sar
cophagus was built and the casket sealed
in it. The second attempt was made by
four men I believe. One man discovered
the plan and entered in with the vaga
bonds as acessory, and informed the
guard of the intention and when the
. theft was to be. The guard hired two
detectives to come up to the monument
and they concealed themselves in the
memorial hall. The plan was that this
man who had discovered the plot to the
guard was to slip out and around to the
hall, which is just back of the catacomb,
when the other men were at work on
the sarcophagus, and thus they could
easily be arrested. But it is supposed
that the robbers suspected the man, so
. put him safely in a corner with a lantern
to hold, and told hiih if he valued his
life not to attempt to escape or get out.
One of the detectives concealed himself
in the inner chamber between the
memorial hall and the c atacomb, where
Mrs. Lincoln .jvas buried immediately
after her death. From there he could
hear the thieves at work. The cata
comb is entered by an iron gate and the
lock was filed away and thus an entrance
obtained. There is a marble slab on the
top of the sarcophagus. This they re
moved and placed near the crypt. They
then removed the top of the earcopha
gus and stood it end up on one side of
the gate. They next removed the end
of it, and pulled the casket' out about a
foot. The cornered man suggested that
he should go for the express wagon
which was waiting at the entrance gate
to convey the body to some safe hiding
place. The thieves acquiesced, and
while he was gone they thought they
heard a noise and ran away and hid be
hind a tree in the cemetery. All this
time the detectives in the inner chamber
had heard them working and the guard
had just started around, and when they
came to the catacomb the rascals had
fled. After this a place was dug eight
feet deep by five feet wide under the
sarcophagus and filled up three feet in
the bottom and one foot on the sides
with concrete, and the casket placed in
this and sealed over with concrete, a foot
thick. The sarcophagus is placed over
this. Mrs. Lincoln rests on the risrht of
Mr. .Lincoln, also in a sealed vault. We
now went around to the
In it are several parlor chairs, belohe-
ing to Lincoln, congratulations from
nearly every kingdom or emnire on nnn
or the other of his elections as president
of the United States. It would take too
long to tell all so I will only mention one
or two other interesting things. There
the exact representation of the house
in which he was born, made by a young
lady who visited his birthplace and
picked up rough pieces of the old house
to build the little one. There is a
ream mat was on nis coffin and a
flower-piece, once beautiful, reserved
in a glass case, that was sent to Mrs
Lincoln, at the time of her bereavement,
by Queen Victoria. I sat in one of the
parlor chairs and wrote my name in the
visitors book, so perhaps for once filled
his place. I do not know whether I
used the pen with whieh Lincoln signed
the emancipation proclamation or not
hardly think so. It onlv cost us the
small sum of 25 cents apiece to learn all
that I have told and a great deal more
that I have not time for. We now
wended our way to the
It is a larcre mnnaivei rnilr!in Sn v.a
O- A IfUG
p. - . . i . A(l iit?uuo lilJY7 nil'
OlOTtf. anil mmliitin atirlAa 1:aaj
1 1 1 1 ill in u trn.nr. irnao r h .nia
- - ...vv.i ii Dttwn ml mviiiiieciure.
Tha flnnrH in trio Kalla oA C A,
' - . iiva wiiiuuia are
CheOUred m&rbla in altprnatu annaMa f
various colors. In the main hall we
were addressed by a guide who showed
us to the Memorial Hall. In the walls
in the rrvrrir.rrt rt law. m
, f,-' uiUbUiCD ui
different scenes, onerepresentmg Lincoln
IT! f Via Oof do.nnn 11 1. . A P
...w.xj vw vx Dc, nig oiuan Luiat irom
(miner nror rlia folic c .
river where his mill was located. In
the Memorial Hall we saw a large paint
of Andersonville prison, and it was the
TTinw intoroafinr it a VmAn nA 1 j. '
week before we had had it described to
us uy a mena wno was a prisoner there
for Soma HniP Wd taaw Via1a fl rtfmem
longing to nearly every Illinois regiment ;
some so tattered and torn that we could
hardly make out what they were like.
All had hlnrx. ofni
wii wuiicu jizn.
We were told that the W. R. C. had re-
pairea tnem to some little extent. We
also saw rmmprrvna trrr Vi ina
from many southern regiments. We
were then conducted to the supreme
That, is nlirtnat trw. rumiilful 1
w uvniivuui nuiua
to describe. The floor is covered bv a
beautiful velvet carpet, into which ones
feet Rink . f ivinrf raw a aim on a0f
- - - t .o-' & ' " 1 1.. n u.
I he first thing that attracted the eyes of
uui pany, was me picture oi justice, in
the centre of the ceiling. A beautiful
WOlllHll rinlHlTiiT t Via anolrni . n-nA 1.
ial feature of the painting is the eyes
w mi;ii iuiiuw you w nerever vou may be
in t.hft TY-Ulni On tlm ..-ti if v.rt
- - -. V. I. V . ncAi, title 1
has the pattern of the balances crossed
dttuiu aim me wuru juHticeso inier-
WfVftn t Vint, vnn rr -nrst ns-tiA
til Vfrtl PTQITIITIO if nrffVk 1nac- an.4.:..
The chandeliers are exquisite in their
To the museum wn rlirl nrtt itnnnia
much time hefore wa aranrlwl .v.A
w '.''..i.iV w L1IC
dome, as we had seen so much already.
It was not so good as the one in the
State University at Champaigne, 111.
The dome is beautiful. Looking up
through the windows in the top one can
see the fleecv clouds
and looking down, you can see the peo
ple passing to and fro on the first floor.
The lantern on the top of the dome rises
320 feet from the ground. Around the
sides of the dome are beautiful paintings
representing different stages of civiliza-
tinn in nnr pnnnrpv Ac TA 1 l ... 1
. " v. .. . y . iin v. c icili U. little
shower came up, but only lasted for a
I said we arrived in the r.;.- oVr....
noon and our train left at 4 :20, so you
"vy- vow nj uiuo winie Higniseeing.
xru icn, ine mate nouse, we went
down to the dprmt.
tickets, and then having forty minutes
wpare, we wanaerea aronna the city.
We saw a fire which burned a drygoods
BtOre tO Wlltlfl little CTtunt linf
extinguished. We saw several fine
churches and business blocks, and some
elegant residences. When we arrived
at the depot, were hailed by the ever-
prreiii reporter, wno wanted to know
who we were, where we f
where we had been and where we were
going. He finally left us because he
thought he saw another stranger.
The North Dalles Office at Portland.
The Tnt.ert.ate Tn
office at 72 Washington street Portland,
Or., is one of the finest in the city, and
the citizens of The Dalles are always
welcome to make it their headquarters
n uuc in x kji LiailiA.
On Kridftv even I n n fha Viffic i j.
. j - . p, vuu nao Kent
open until midnight making out deeds
to lnta at ?JV-tr nollm, rT.:i j
will close out every lot, and in most
case to parties who intend building.
No use of a man's Ravine he r.n n't finrl
work. Harvesting is eoine on in some
parts of the world everv month in the
year. . '
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to . BECK.) '
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St., The Dalles, Orr
D. Thompson' J. S. Bcrenck, H. M. Bkall,
icoiuuuv. icir-irreaiaem, HIlier,
First national Bant
THE DALLES, - -
A General Banking Business transacted
TinnA:i- : i i . i- - .
Draft or Check.
Collections made and proceeds promptly
vemitttw? t 11
ivuutiiw vix uar ui vjuiiculiuu.
Sight and Telegraphic Exchange sold on
X' X. 1 o I s .
j-icw mri, oau rrancisco ana iron
D. P. ThOMPSOW. -Two Si errt-w-i-ir-
T. W. Spakks. Geo. A. Liebb.
H. M. Beall. . it
TRANSACT A GENERALBANKDfG Bt76INES8
Letters of Credit issued available in the
Sifrht. TT-nli a n era art A TataManliiii
O - - . MUVA ACliajJUlli
x runsiers soia on jm ew x OrK, Unicago, St.
Louis, San Francisco, Portland Oregon,
Seattle Wash., and various points in Or
egon and Washington.
Collections made at all rviinta on fair.
C. N-. THOENBURY. TV hftorokj-
et u . . una Olllce. Kotary Public.
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDING,
JTUBIWUice DUX jt'iOi
THE DALLES, OR.
And all other Business in the U. S: Land Office ,
Promptly Attended to.
We have orrlererl Tllanlra tr
Entries and the rnrnnaao nf P.;i.Ai.j
Lands nnder the repent. pAi-foitnm inf
which we will have, and advise the pub-
uc at me earnest aate wnen sucn entries
can be made. Look for advertisement
in this paper.
Thornbury & Hudson.
Front street Cigar store,
THE DALLES, OREGON.
W. H. JONES,
Opposite the Umatilla House.
HAVE ON SALE THE BEST BRANDS OF
Imported and Domestic
CIGARS and TOBACCO.
ALSO A FULL LINE OF
PURE HAVANA CIGARS.
PBOFRIETOB OF THE
New Yogt Block, Second St. ;
-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL""
Liquor v Dealer,
MILWAUKEE BEER ON DRAUGHI
W1??11 PAID FOR ANY INFORMATION
o 7 . .... i .v.iii.ii i.i ihi i l,ll-.-n-liLllli;
the ropes or in any way interferinR with tbe
wires, poles or lauipi of The Electric Light
- - H. i,I.E.N..
Notice to Kitel Consumers
Have on hand a lot of - '
Also a lot of
- ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
" .; . Office corner .
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES fit IflESIiY,
Wholesale anl Eetail Dmiists.
Fine Imported, Key West and 'Domestic
EST'D ,F 1862.
.": and Loan
Opera House Block, 3d St.
Garpets , Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied aa to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
W. E. GARRETSON,
SOI.E AGENT FOR THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
. 138 Second St., The Dalles, Or.
H. Glenn has removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
The Gate City of the Inland Empire is situated at
the head of navigation on the Middle Columbia, and
is a thriving, prosperous city.
It is the supply city for an extensive and rich agri
cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching as
far south as Summer ILake, a distance of over two
, , . , THE LARGEST WOOL MARKET. '
The rich grazing country along the eastern slope
of the the Cascades furnishes pasture for thousands.
of sheep, the wool from which finds market here.
The Dalles is the largest original .wool shipping
point in America, about 5,000;000 pounds being
shipped this year.
, THE VINEYARD OF OREGON".
The country near The Dalles produces splendid
crops of cereals, and its fruits cannot be excelled. It
is the vineyard of Oregon, its grapes equalling Cali
fornia's best, and its. other fruits, apples, spears,
prunes, cherries etc., are
The salmon fisheries are the finest on the Columbia
yielding this year a revenue of $1,500,000 which can
and will be more than doubled in the near future.
The products of the beautiful Klickital valley find
market here, and the country south and east has thisv
year filled the warehouses,
places to overflowing with
It is the richest city of its size on the coast, and its
money is scattered over and is being used to develou
more farming country than is tributary to any other
city in Eastern Oregon.
Its situation is unsurpassed! Its climate! delight
ful! Its possibilities incalculable! Its resources un
limited! And on these corner stones sim ctonri.
D. W. EDWARDS,
. 1 DEALER IN ' ; ' ' " .
Paints, Oils, Glass,
nous, Artists Materials, Oil Palntiis, Clromos an j Steel Enraws.
Mouldings and Picture
Etc., Paper Trimmed Free.
Iisiwo XTamea 3VTc.c3Le to Order.
276 and 278, Seoond Street. . -
- . -03E" "
Iv. RORDEN & CO.
Largest and Best Assortment of CHRISTMAS PRESENTS Ever Brought to this City.
Your presence is Cordially Invited at our Store
EARLY AND OFTEN.
VOGT BLOCK, SECOND ST., THE DALLES, OR.
JVIadison's Iiatcst System
Used in cutting garments, and a fit guaranteed each time.
. ; . Repairing and Cleaning Neatly and Quickly' Done.
:For the Best Brands and Purest
117 SECOND ST.
and all available storage
Frames, Cornice Poles
- . Th T)a11 ft,
Quality of Wines and liquors, go to:
ale : Ijquor : Dealer, ,
THE DALLES, OR.