The Dalles Daily Chfliniele. MONDAY. - ,- FEB. 9, 1891 METEOROLOGICAL EEPOET. Pacific H Kela- D.t'r W State Coast bab. s tive of 2. of Time. r Hum Wind Weather. : 8 A. M 30.31 29 68 8W Cloudy SP.M 30.16 42 88 " Maximum temperature, 43; minimum tem perature, 27. Total precipitation from July up to date, 3.66; TeA6 precipitation from July to date, 8.74; average demciency from July 1st to date, 5.08. i WEATHER PROBABILITIES. The Dalles, Feb. 9, 1891. Weather forecast till IS m., Tuesday; light enow. Warmer. SNOW LOCAL BREVITIES. Bf Hon. F. P. Maya ia in the city. . The portage railroad bill is still asleep. In many instances a lawsuit is in reality a lost suit. Mr. Frank Menefee waa at Hood River -.Saturday in the interest of education. We are sorry to hear that Mr. Robert Mays is confined to his home by a slight illness. . A carload of cattle was shipped by Mr. Bonney to Clarnie today. They will be taken to Vancouver. Mr. W. J. Baker of Hood River is in town, and we suspeet from the woeful look he gave us, the jury box yawns for him. The filling up of the recess back of the . judge's chair has made a marked im provement in the acoustics of the court room. Mr. V. G. Kerns of the firm of Ward & Kerns came up from East Portland Saturday, and will remain here for a week or so. Mr. David Beers wife and daughter of Lavenne, Minn., arrived in this city yesterday. Mr. Beers ia the only son of our esteemed citizen, Mr. Geo. F. Beers. The Chinamen painted the sidewalks red with fire-crackers during their New Year festivities, Samshu flowed like an absent minded fountain-pen. The building for Mr. Bakers new sa loon is going up rapidly, and yet the painters are endeavoring to get the paint on the boards before they are fairly in place. The windows of the Baldwin restau rant have attracted a great deal of atten tion today. One is full of fruits and pastry and the other one represents all the colors and paraphernalia of B.of L.F. The Baldwin gives the ball supper : for the Firemen tonight. There are fifty-eight law and fifty equity cases on tbe docket for this term. Several of these are cases that have been continued from term to term and will probably "continue to be continued." The special, train bringing the guests of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men ' to attend the ball tonight is ex pected to arrive here at 5 o'clock this evening. The brass band will be at the depot to give them welcome. By an error in Saturday's paper what should have been mentioned as The Dalles Lumper Company's property was inadvertently set down as belonging, to The Dalles Mill and Water Co. We have no desire to rob one company to give to the other, hence make this cor rection. The second annual ball of the Brother hood of Locomotive Firemen will take place this evening. A special train will bring the visitors from Portland, and way points. The dance will be held in Gymnasium hall which will no doubt be crowded to its utmost capacity. It promises to be the affair pf the season, and certainly the railroad boys know how to make such occasions enjoyable. The opening of court has brought a large number of railroad people to the city, presumably as witnesses in the numerous railroad cases. We noticed among them Mr. Fred Rawlins our for mer train dispatcher ; D. McLaughlin, master mechanic; Mr. Walsh, general foreman; and J. Whidby, foreman of boiler workers. Mr. Zera Snow, the company's attorney and Mr. Showls, their stenographer are present ready to take up the company's cases. A portion of the school lands of Klickitat county were sold at auction at Goldendale last week. One section near Centerville brought a little over $11,000. Mr. Whealdon bought for O. D. Taylor & Co., all but twelve and a half acres of the tract near the big eddy, amounting to something over 200 acres. A Golden dale combine bought six and one-half acres paying $ioo.ou per acre ior n. Quite a lot of land was disposed of and a large area leased on reasonable terms. The following jurymen were thia after noon excused for the term. P. Gorman, L. D. Crockett, S. B. Foster,. C. O. Heath, E. Frost, J. M. MacEachern, R. H. Guthrie, G. W. Crocker, J. C. Baldwin and C. W. Haightl The bal ance of the jury were excused until to morrow morning at 9 o'clock. Quite a lively debate was Tiad in getting the cay set for trial aa the judge has but twweeks to give us, and the docket will require at least four. The afternoon was passed in disposing of motions concern ing the equity cases, appointment of referees, etc. For a cut, bruise, burn or scald, there is nothing equal to Chamberlin's Paint Balm. It heala the parts more quickly than any other application, and unless the injury, is very severe, no scar is left. For sale by Snipes & Kinersly. THE HOUSE OF GOD." Services ia the Vrlon Churches of tke City Yesterday. . " AT THE M. E. . CHUBCH. Large congregations assembled at the M. E. Church morning and evening, and listened with marked attention while the pastor discussed the questions : "What is a Christian r ana "What is a Methodist?" ' On the latter theme the speaker re. marked that a person may be a Chris tian, and not be a Methodist ; but no one can be a true Methodist who is not a Christian. Methodism has a doctrine, an exper ience, a practice, and a discipline. In answer to the question : "What ia a Methodist?" he proposed to confine his remarks to the practical, and discip Unary features of the church. " The "General Rules" were then read and commented upon at considerable length. He stated that the probation ary system waa an admirable arrange ment, by reason of which the candidate, and the church are enabled to become mutually acquainted, before the final solemn vows are assumed. Dress, and amusements were considered at some length, and the attitude of the church explained. Three persons were received on proba tion, and one by letter. CONGREGATIONAL CHUBCH. At both services in the Congregational church yesterday, the pastor, Mr. Curtis, had large audiences. At the morning service he took his text from John 6 :67, "Will ye also go away?" The multitude did not understand Christ's teaching and as his mission became more and more manifest and hia doctrine to be. a hard one many of his followers walked with him no more. Then the Saviour turned to the twelve and asked them in the words of the text, "Will ye also go away?" There waa no excuse for 'the multitudes not understanding him. It was only perverse hearta and refusal to heed the truth that kept them back from the right way. A man understands as much as he chooses to accept. Men were the same eighteen hundred years ago aa today and Jesus knew then as well as now who would accept the truth. The true disciples . then, aa now, an swered, "Who should we go to if not to the, for thou hast the words of eternal life." There were men among the multitudes who would have followed the Saviour but they found the way too hard, and when, like the ruler they were asked to sell all they had and give to the poor and follow the Master they stepped aside- and walked no more with him. To all at times cornea a conviction that there ia a higher duty than that we are now performing and well for ua would it be if we heeded it and lived up to the new light. We see our duty many timea and fail to do it, and it makea the differ ence between entering into and not entering into the kingdom of God. The speaker said all men have their sins, all men know their duty, all men hear the voice of warning that sounds for every man. It ia the heeding and entering upon the right course that makes it a vital matter to us all. The School-master on Top. Hood River was stirred from center to circumference Saturday, by the trial of Mr. Snyder the school teacher. The school has the reputation of being the hardest to manage of any in the county, and the evidence Saturday showed that its reputation waa deserved. The cause of the teacher's arrest waa for whipping an unruly pupil aged about thirteen. In the course of the threshing a splinter from the switch penetrated the boy"s arm nearly an inch running along under the skin, and the boy's parents thinking thia a case of unuaual and severe punish ment had the teacher arrested. A large number of the pupils were called as witnesses, and all testified that the boy when spoken to by the teacher had called him a fool, while many put in evi dence that he also made some statements in terse English concerning the canine character of the teacher's maternal ancestors. In response to inquiries from the attorney for the state. the children swore that the culprit was "no worse than the average scholar." To the credit of Hood River be it said the jury reached a verdict on the first ballot, and that verdict was in effect that the teacher didn't lick him half hard enough, that the prosecution was malicious, and that the costs be taxed to the complaining witness. Thia waa a righteoua verdict and will perhaps have a good effect on the rising generation there, who seem to have more desire to. learn the tactics of the prize .ring than the double-rule-of three. Mr. Frank Menefee appeared for the defendant and the verdict shows that he handled hia caae in an able manner. DIED. At Cobille, Wash., Wednesday Feb. 2d, W. J . Sullivan age ; about 38 yeara. Mr. Sullivan worked in the shops here in the painter's department for a number of years, and is well known here. He was a member of Temple Lodge No 3. A. O. U. W. of this city. Titcomb What made you take to drink, Fuller? Fuller Love. Titcomb Of a woman? Fuller No; of liquor. "This ia the driest hay I ever tasted," said the old white horse, as he devoured a basketful of excelsior. It ia the man that never advertises who discovers that he gets more dust on his goods than in his cash-drawer. , Twenty-two states have a bureau of labor. - District Court opened this morning with Judge Lionel Webster on the bench, present Clerk Crossen and Sheriff Catea. The following grand jury waa impanel led : M. Glorey, J. B. Ashby, George W Rowland, A. M. Allen, F. T. Graves, O. W. Cook, and A. W. Quinn. Mr. Row land waa appointed foreman. Judge Webster delivered an able charge cautioning the jury to be thorough in their work, and suggesting that the expense of being careful and thorough waa less to the taxpayers,- than hasty and careless work which brought frivol ous matters before the court, taking its time and that of the- jury, to decide matters that the grand jury should have settled. Mr. John W. Moore was sworn in as bailiff for the grand jury, and the petit jurors excused until 2 o'clock. CHRONICLE SHORT STOPS. For coughs and colds use 2379. Does S. B. get there? "I should smile." S. B. C. E. Dunham will cure your head ache, cough or pain for 50 oenla, S. B. Big bargains in real estate at 116 Court St. Fjgst come, first served. Get your land papers prepared by J. M. Huntington & Co. Opera House Block, Washington St. Sliced hams, boneless hams, ham sau sage and dried fish at Central Market. The best fitting nantaloonn of thn latest style are made bv John Pashek in Opera House block on Third street. 2379 is the cough syrup for children. Get' me a cisrar from that fine case at Snipes & Kinersley's. You need not coucrh! Blakelev & Houghton will cure it for 50 cents. S. B. The finest Stock of silverware pv-pr brought to The Dalles at W. E. Garret- sons, becond street. Snipes & Kinerslr are anxious to cure your headache for 50 cents. S. B. ThnHA PilflV O ra mala VT T Z-rr-mm j v4iu.ii 3 uiauv uj ci liable; & Andrews are the neatest thing of the 1. 1 1 l mi . . . V . , . K.HJU ever maue. xney are just tne tning and are as comfortable and easv as an old shoe. Call and see them at 77 Court street. For a lamp Ktl f V a nafn in li 13 1 ,1 - chest, or for tootache or earache, prompt J - v 1 i'in.y u. ii au uv ueillg V. 1 1UJ11 iMr- lain's Pain Balm. It is reliable. For sale by Snipes & Kinersly. Strang Lapse of Memory. Cases of forgetfulnesa on matters of interest are on record. While Dr. Priest ley was preparing his work entitled 'Har mony of the Gospels," he had taken great pains to inform himself on a subject wmch had been under discussion rela tive to the Jewish Passover; He wrote out the result of his researches and laid the paper away. Hia attention and time being taken with something else, some little time elapsed before the subject oc curred to his mind again. Then the same time and pains were given to the subject that had been given to it before, and the results were again put on paper and laid aside. So completely had he forgotten that he had copied the same paragraphs and reflections before, that it was only when he had found the papers on which. he had transcribed them that it was recalled to his recollection. This same author had frequently read his own published writings and did not recognize them. Boston Herald. Texas Again to the Fore. The Uvalde Reflector says that a nartv out hunting in that county had along a liver colored setter dog, which found a snake of the rattler species, and that the snake swallowed the dog. The hunters killed the snake with a G-atling gun, cut him open with a butcher's cleaver, and that the dog jumped out all right, except losing his bark; that the snake was two feet thick and thirty-six feet long, and had ninety-two rattles and a button, and the editor says it sounds a little improb able, and it may be. But out on the San Antonio river, in 1853, Col. Rip Ford, Bill Pitta and others killed a rat tler with an acre of burnt woods and four live Indians in it, and no one then thought it improbable New Birming ham (Tex.) Times. A Rheumatic Superstition. Rheumatism is caused by the deer or by the measuring worm, the idea being suggested in the latter case by the man ner in which the measuring worm arches his body in walking, which is supposed to be like the contortions of a rheumatic patient. On no account must the patient eat a squirrel or touch a cat, since the manner in which these creatures arch the back indicates an affinity with the disease. Nor must he eat the legs of any animal, since, as every one knows, the limbs are most frequently affected with rheumatism, and by eating the legs of an animal the. "disease spirit" residing there might be taken in. Youth's Com panion. . One Way of Revenge. There is a gentleman in the Australian house of representatives renowned for incisive sarcasm who takes out his note book and quietly but obviously sketches a political opponent whom his observa tions have infuriated; and these angry faces, readily recognized, somehow find their way into the illustrated periodicals sooner or later a method which, if it does not turn away wrath, at least serves frequently to repress its outward and visible manifestations. All the Year Round. All Hia Fancy Fainted. Judge (to colored prisoner, charged with stealing poultry) What is your business? Prisoner I am a chicken fancier, your 'onnah. Judge So I fancy sixty days. Texas Sittings. Statistics show that ninety-five out of a hundred men fail in business Booner or later, and the cases in which a firm sees fifty years of business life are extremely rare. . EARLY OVERLAND JOURNEYS. Interesting Paper Read Before be Cali fornia Historical Society. - B. A. Thompson read a paper before the California Historical society upon The Overland Journeys of Jedediah Smith in 182 and 1827." Capt Smith and bis band of hardy trappers were the first white men known to enter California by the overland route. He, with Jack son and Sublette, constituted the Rocky Mountain Fur company in 1826, and they determined to project their operations westward from the Ilocky mountains to the Pacific coast, and contest with the Hudson Bay company for the wealth of furs and skins supposed to be obtainable along the western coast. While the other two partners turned northwestward from Salt Lake and journeyed toward Oregon, Smith left the rendezvous at Salt Lake in August, 1826, with fifteen men and started for southern California. Following trp the Sevier river, and across the divide to the head of the Vir gin, he went down the latter to the Colo rado, and was piloted across the Mojave desert to San Gabriel mission, where he arrived in December, 1826. The Mexi can governor of California, then at San Diego, summoned Smith to his presence, and learning of his intention to go up the coast to the Columbia river, forbade the journey, and ordered Smith and his party to return to United States terri tory by the route he had entered the Mexican province. But the hardy Amer ican did not propose to abandon his pur pose so readily, and in Jannarr. 1R27 h quietly set forth ' on hia journey north- wara. He entered the San Joaquin valley, and proceeded as far as what ia ennnnood be the Sacramento or American river, where he encountered hostile Indians. Turning back to where he had encoun tered a more friendlv tribe, he mirfn permanent camp, and with two men started back for the company's rendez vous at Salt Lake for re-enforcements. Crossing the Sierras by Walker's Pass, tne trip to bait lake was made in twenty-eight days. With eighteen men and two women, wives of members of his party, he started on his return to hia camp by the route originally traversed, but in August he was attacked on the Colorado by Indians, and ten of his men and two women were killed. After much suffering and re newed difficulties with the Mexican au thorities in southern California the sur vivors reached the camp in the San Joaquin valley. Six months were spent in trapping along the upper Sacramento, and after securing $30,000 worth of skins the party started for the Columbia river, but all except Smith and three others were killed by the Indians. He reached Vancouver destitute, but was well received by the. Hudson Bay company's manager there. A portion of his possessions was rescued from the Indians by aid of the Hudson Bay com pany's men, and Smith finally reached his partners, and in 1830 returned to St. Louis. In 1831 he started with a wagon train for Santa Fe, but was killed by the Comanches at the crossing of the Cimar ron river. San Francisco Bulletin. Influence of a Simple Invention. One cannot always tell, until after the event, on what apparently insignificant act his whole future hinges. Dr. Cyrus Hamlin, president of Middle bury college in Vermont, and formerly of Maine, in a recent address at Woodford's said his life depended on the making of a screw. When at Bowdoin college in 1833 he made a brass screw for Professor Smith's theodolite, and that led to his making a steamengine, the first one built in Maine. He had never seen one in all his life, but he asked the professor if he thought he could sell an engine, if he could make one, for as much aa he could earn by teaching in the vacation. The professor thought he could, he had made the screw so perfectly. So he went to Portland, and went to work in a clockmaking es tablishment. At the end of ten weeks' vacation the engine was completed, and sold to Bowdoin college for f 175. He could have earned but f 40 teaching. The price of the engine was sufficient to pay a year's expenses at Bowdoin in those days. Bangor News. Credence in Medicinal Charms. It is not only among the rude savages of India that the virtue of medicinal charms is implicitly credited. The il literate and simple minded of England repose all necessary faith in the same fascinating delusions, and there is no ancieri t woman in any of our remote vil lages, who professes the customary knowledge and superiority of her age, who has not a specific charm for whoop ing cough, ague, teething, convulsions, epilepsy and every other common ail ment and disease. Every one is acquainted with the effi cacy of the "royal touch" in cases of the king's evil, or scrofula, and scarcely a week passes that we do not see in our newspapers an advertisement for the dis posal of a child's cold or a serious form of deafness. London Tit-Bits. Sickness and Superstition. For the cure of epilepsy, or the falling sickness, numerous are the charms that have been invented. A very common remedy among the poor people about London, and particularly in Essex, was to cut the tip of a black cat's tail in or der to procure three drops of blood, which are to be taken in a spoonful of milk and repeated three days success ively. If the patient was informed of the composition it lost its efficacy. The patients also were to creep head fore most down some three pairs of stairs three times a day for three successive days. London Tit-Bits. Ii-I"l Mushrooms In Soups. The indiscriminate use of dried mush rooms in soups and stews on the continent has led to unfortunate results in ' many cases, especially, it would seem, in Ber lin, where the police are stated to have issued a caution against their consump tion. The assertion that poisonous fungi are sometimes dried with edible mush rooms is sufficiently probable to cause no surprise. London Hospital. fiOtTH DRLiliES, Wash; In the last two weeks large sales of lots TflrtNerV have been made at Portland, Tacoma, Forest in the WB Grove, McMinnville and The Dalles. All wtlk, are satisfied that B0t 911(1 Sh(Xr FACTORY. North Dalles Is now the place for investment. New Man- Comical ufactories are to be added and large improve- ' ucw RlnPc ments made. The next 90 days will be im- " BKI, portant ones for this new city. Call at the office of the fledlfeilioad Interstate Investment Co., 72 Washington St.. PORTT.ATTD Or O. D. TAYLOR, THE DALLES, Or ' " : DEALERS IX Staple anfl Fancy Groceries, Hay, Grain and Feed. Gheap Express Wagons flos. 1 and 2. Orders left at the Store will receive prompt attention. Trunks and Packages delivered to any part of the City. Wagons always on hand when Trains or Boat arrive. No. 122 Cor. Washington and Third. Sts. H- R- CLHSIER, DEALER IN pine Cigars and Tobaeeo Pipes, Cigarettes and Smokers' Notions. GO TO THE SMOKER'S EMPORIUM. 109 Second St., The Dalles. BARGAINS IN CLO THIIG , Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, KND- G6NTS FURNISHING GOODS. FULL STOCK: STAPLE GOODS: N. HARRIS. Corner Second and Court-st. D. W. EDWARDS, DEALER IN Paints, Oils, Glass, Wall Papers, Decora- tions, Artists' Materials, Oil Faintinss, Chromos and Steel Enraviiias. Mouldings and Picture Frames, Cornice Poles Etc., Paper Trimmed Free. ir'xctm.ro 3ExrA.333.ee 3VE,clo to Order. 276 and 278, Second Street. H.C.NIELS6N, Clothier and Tailor, Greuts' Fixrnlsliiiis G-oods, tyat5 ai?d Qap5, Jrurj, ilalises, Boots and Shoes, 3U"to. CORNER OF SECOND AND WASHINGTON STS., THE DAI.T.ES, OREGOJ. 1. C. NICKELSEN, DEALER IN- STflTIOHERY, NOTIONS, BOOKS AND MUSIC. Cor. of TM and WasMngton Sts, The Dalles, Oregon. Furniture ITj. Wire Wnrkc . Tfilip PnttairPS f The Dalles, Or.