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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
TUESDAY. - - - MARCH 17, 1891
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C'OHst BAB. tive if . of
Time. - Hum Wind W either.
8A.M "JO. IS 34 8! West Pt Cl'dv
S uinU :(.l):t 1 7 ' "
Juximum temperature, W;
Total precipitation from July up to date, 6.83;
average precipitation from July to date, 12.13:
average aetticieuey from July 1st to date, 5.7H.
WEATHER rilOB ABILITIES.
Thb Dallks, March 17, 1891.
Weather forecast till IS m.,
Wednesday; fair. Nearly sta
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
This is the 17th of Ireland.
St. Patrick's day in the evening.
Hon. G. W. Johnston of Dufur is in
the city." '
Tom McCoy of McCoy Brothers, re
turned from Dufur, this morning.
C V. Lane of Antelope, and C M.
Vanduyn of Tygh Valley are in the city.
' Two cars of work cattle, destined for
the Sound, and two cars of horses were
fed at the stock yards today.
E. W. Phillips, formerly connected
with the Pacific Trunk Factory but now
in the same business in Tacoma, is in
The Congregational church social to
be given at Mr. Huntington's will be
held on Wednesday night of this week
instead of Friday as was stated yester
day. Mr. . Jacobsen had a telegram last
evening from Tacoma,- where his wife
haa been for some time, informing him
that she was seriously ill: He left for
that place this morning.
It is believed by those who are keep
ing a close watch on passing events that
there never was a brighter prospect for
this city taking a new start on the road
to a solidly prosperous future, than there
is at present.
A former resident of The Dalles and
well known cattle buyer hereabouts, E.
F. Humason, who has been on trial for
some days past at Spokane Falls on a
charge of cattle stealing, has been found
guilty, the jury returning a verdict after
short deliberation.' His attorney stated
that an appeal would be taken and
Humason is out on )f5000 bail. Fotsil
The latest news from the Cascade
Locks reports that the man McCormick
who was one of the principals in the
late shooting scrape at that place is so
far recovered that he has been able to
stand removal to his home. He eats
heartily and can raise himself to a sit
ting posture, in bed, without difficulty.
It is fully expected that he will be able
to be out of bed before a week is past.
The shooting scrape at the Cascade
Locks has oe really sad feature besides
its probable lack of 'fatal results. Major
Handbury has in a long report to the
secretary "of war stated that it would be
a great detriment to have the work at
the locks finished by contract, because
"the present well organized force would
be destroyed." McCormack was one of
the four masons employed in laving the
.. : . i . ..... 1 1 .. .v. .. i i j
he is knocked out. One fourth of the
gallant major's entire "organized force"
is temporarily, at least disorganized.
'He started in at Parr, but is now not
worth more than ten cents on the dollar.
and the major's force is reduced 25 per
A grand old bilk got in a very neat
piece of work, a short time ago, on one
of our well known farmers living in the
neighborhood' of Eight Mile. The old
fellow pretended he wanted to buy a farm.
After beating his way for. a few days
around the neighborhood he at last suc
ceeded in closing the bargain promising
to pay the sum of $6000, a very fair price
for the phu. He then under pretense
of a shortage of present f unds I sorrowed
$25 from the farmer and left, and it is
needless to say he did not come back.
The committee appointed by The
Dalles, Portland and Astoria Navigation
Company to inquire into matters con
nected with the cost etc. of a boat
to ply between this city and the Cas
cades, in connection with the portage
railway, have returned from Portland.
They have made arrangements with four
boat-building establishments to submit
to the meeting to be held on the 4th of
April next in this city, sealed bids for a
boat 160 feet long 30 feet beam and 7 feet
hold, with a speed of 17 to 18 knots an
hov The bids will give estimates for
ev tlung connected with the boat ex
cepting the furniture. The directors to
1 elected at the coming meeting will be
thus able to act immediately after their
Mr. N. A. Eriksen the nephew of H.
C. Nielsen arrived this morning from a
visit to his old home in Northern Ger
many. Nelse is right glad to get back
to America. He was in mortal fear all
the time that he was at home in Ger
many for fear the authorities would
capture, and put him in the .German
army. His papers as an American cit
izen would have done him little good as
the authorities pay very little attention
to such, and if they can find any shad
ows of authority will place visiting
American-German citizens in the
Kaiser's ranks. He is glad to be safely
out of it and says America is good
enough for him in the future.
W. C. TV XL. COLUMN.!
For God and Home' and Native Land.
THE DALLES IV. ' C. T. UNION.
An the writer involuntary shrank from con
tact with a man lyinR in a drunken sleep on the
pavement of our largest city, the friend at her
aide whispered, "Somebody's."
Somcbodr baby, with laughing eyes.
Dimpled cheeks and a brow of snow",
tiladdeuing the weary mother's heart
At her daily toil that vxm long ago.
Sonietvidy's boy comiinf from school.
With back-thrown musses of clustering hair
. Smoothed bv a tender mother-touch,
Followed by earnest mother-prayer.
Somebody's lover, an eager youth.
'JtiHt a trifle ant, but that'll nought, my dear,"
So friends whisjered, and she, with a woman's
Gave her life to his keeping, without a fear.
Somebody' httHbaiut, lying prone
On the pavement foul, with a bloated face
Turned to the light of the midnight moon,
Vanisb.ed. of manhood every trace.
Lying there in a drunken sleep,
AVhile "Somebody, "faithful, despite all wrong
Sends np to heaven the martyr cry. ,
."oir long, oh pitying Vhrixi! how longf
TO THE BOYS.
Sitting in the gallery, and looking
down on the heads of fourteen hundred
prisoners, some of them in prison for
many years, and others for life, sad
thoughts crowded into my head, and
when a choir of eight young men arose,
all in the striped dress and with the
close cut hair of prison regulations, and
"Nothing but leaves! The spirit grieves
O'er years of wasted life, '
who could help the flow of tears for the
worse than wanted lives of these bright
minded and educated young men?
There were those among the crowd of
criminals who had held high places
among men ; there were judges, and
mayors, and distinguished lawyers und
financiers. There were eight hundred
graduates of colleges or other educa
tional institutions, men who ought to be
serving their country, and doing good to
their fellow men.
And they sat there, these men who
had been trained as gentlemen, with the
lowest and vilest criminals on either
hand, 'all guarded bv keepers, who stood
with pistol and bludgeon ready,, in case
of any disturbance or uprising. For
it is onlv strong force that keeps down
this constant tendency to mutiny. The (
chaplain told us that "it was impossible I
to allow the prisoners to join in the I
singing, as they once did, for while their i
lips were moving, it had been ascer
tained that some of them were com
municating with each other, and con
certing plans to rise on their keepers,
and so . make their escape. And when
they left the chapel, they were all
marched back to their dark little cells,
where they spent their time in solitude
till called to go out to dinner. Then in
solem file they walked with close lock
steps, each with his hand on the shoul
der of the man before him.
There is no respect of persons here.
This gentleman places his hand on the.
shoulder of the evil-faced burglar before
him, while the black murderer behind
presses his hands, once red with ' blood,
upon his shoulders. And so he moves
on and takes his soup and eats his black
bread, in close contact with the man
who in his former days lie would not
have employed as a servant.
What has brought these men here?
Listen, boys. In most cases it is liquor.
These uieii would tell you, as many have
told the chaplain, "I did not know what
I was doing when I killed that man !''
"I have not the slightest recollection of
burning that house, but I suppose I did
so, because the testimony was so
Thev were crazy men when they com
mitted the crimes for which they are in
prison. And what made them crazv?
Liquor! And how did thev get to Tbe
drunkards? Bv little and little. They
never intended to be drunkards ; they
could take care of themselves ; . thev
never would go beyond the one glass. . O
how little did they know the power of
evil habit! How "little thought did they
give to Satan, ever at our elbows, tempt
ing, and tempting to sin. Union Signal.
Washington, March 4, 1891 .
Among the last legislation enacted bv
the fifty-first congress, which exuired by
legal limitation today, was the bill mak
ing it unlawful to sell pools on horse races
in tne citv or wasnington ana George
town or within one mile of their respective
corporate limits. When this bill was firsf
reported to the senate, and that body
refused to amend it so as to prohibit poof
selling anywhere in the District of Col
umbia, it was thought doubtful whether
there would be time enough for the
house of representatives to pass it, and
its receiving the approval of the presi
dent was thought to be still more doubt
ful, because he vetoed a similar bill, at
the previous session on the ground that,
while prohibiting this form of gambling
in other sections of the district, it legal
ized it,' by permitting it to be carried on
upon the grounds used as a race track.
But upon the idea that "half a loaf is
better than no loaf," a meeting of local
ministers was held, and, after satisfying
themselves that congress would not pass
any bill on the subject tnat aiu not in
some way except the race course from
its provisions, and being very anxious to
rid the city of those pest holes known as
pool-rooms, a committee was appointed
to wait upon the president and request
him to sign the bill, which he agreed to
do. The committee then visited several
prominent members of the house, and
obtained their aid, and yesterday after
noon the bill became a law. While it
isn't all that was wanted, or all that the
people had a right to expect from con
gress, it is at least' a step in the right di
Those who believe in the total prohi
bition of the cursed liquor traffic are de
lighted to learn that a bill just signed by
the president will result in practical pro
hibition as far as a number of saloons in
this district are concerned. The bill in
question was intended by congress as a
protection to the old soldiers who live at
the Soldiers' Home, just to the north of
Washington, and provided that no liquor
license shall be issued by the district au
thorities to any party carrying on busi
ness within one mile" of the limits of the
Soldiers' Home ; but after the measure
ments were made, it was discovered that
the mile from the limits of the Home
included a number of squares in the
northern end of the city, and the tem-
Jerance folk are rejoicing to know that
egal prohibition will exist in even a
small part of the District of Columbia,
and are continuing to hope that some
day it will embrace the whole of it.
With further and final reference to the
article appearing in the Chronicle and
Times-Mountaineer of the 14th concern
ing our business relations with the Col
umbia Ice company, we wish to state
that we did supply them for nearly two
months last season and our books are
open to inspection to verify the state
ment. Further that we put up more
ice the winter of 1889 and 1890 than was
ever previously put up in one season by
any one firm of The Dalles. . '
We have not taken any offense at the
article published and think the evidence
is very clear that it is assumed by the
other "side in this matter which we re
gret, as our intentions were certainly
not calculated to draw out any such feel
ing. Dalles Ice Co-.
H. J. Maiek, Manager.
A Satisfactory Street Improvement.
We call the attention of the city dads
to the street at the intersection of
Second and ' Washington, Some time
ago the expressmen, who use this place
for a stand when not employed, agreed
to haul sufficient cinders from the com
pany's dumping ground at the mouth of
Mill creek to at least cover the mud,
which they did to an average depth of
about four inches. It was an experi
ment, but the experiment is a complete
success. Just as soon as the snow
cleared oft' that part of the street the
ground was practically dry, while the
remainder of the street from - Union
street to the brewery was covered with
four to six inches of mud, this part was
like a summer boulevard.' Why would
it not be a good thing to cover other
parts of streets with the same material?
There is an abundance of it and the
company, we suppose, would be glad to
have it hauled away. .
H. Dustin and Daughter, Goldendale.
Geo. E. Senders, ' "
II . J. Marshall, .
H. C. Coe, Hood River.
S. J. LaFrance, ""....
D. A. Turner, " "
J. P. Alhott, Wapinitia.
C. V. Iane, Antelope.
A. B. Hubbard, "
Dick Barter and Wife, Xansene. ,
C. M. Pickens, Salem.
Notice to tax Payers.
All state and county taxes, become
delinquent April 1st, Taxpayers are here
by requested to pay the same before that
date in order to avoid going on the de
linquent' list. The county court has
ordered the sale of all property in M-hich
the taxes have not been paid. Please
call and settle lefore the time mentioned
and save costs. D. L. Cates,
, Sheriff of Wasco County.
Gun Club Attention.
The Wasco County Rod and Gun club
will meet at the council chamber on
Monday, the 23d inst. at 7 p. m. All
members are requested to attend as
portant business is to be transacted.
By order of D. SiDDALL,
Fked Bkonson,' President
Last Call Lant Chance.
Messrs. Livermore & Andrews the
makers of the luxurious easy chairs at
77 Court street, hereby give notice that
they will close out their business on
April 1st. Parties wanting chairs should
give their orders in at once in order to
have them made before we close out.
Livermore & Andrews. '
J. M. Huntington & Co. announce
that they are prepared to make out the
necessary papers for parties wishing
to file on so called railroad land. Appli.
cants should have their papers all readv
before going to the land office so as to
avoid the rush and save time. Their
office is in Opera H"se Block next to
main entrance. . -
. Improve Your Poultry.
If you want chickens that will lay eggs
the year round without having to pen
them np to keep them from setting, get
thepttre bred Brown Leghorn. Mrs. D.
J. Cooper on the bluff, near the academy,
has the eggs for 75 cents per setting.
"White Salmon Butter.
Roscoe & -Gibons have taken
agency of Mrs. Warner's White Salmon
butter and will have it on sale from and
after next Wednesday.
. . City Treasurer's Notice.
All City Warrants registered prior to
July 6, 1889 are now due and payable.
Interest ceases on and after date.
J. S. Fish.
February 7, 1891 . . City Treas.
Keal Estate Transactions.
Ruthinda Wallace to M. J. Maguire
148 acres in township 3 north of range
10 east. Consideration $1000.
CHRONICLE SHORT STOPS.
Alfalfa seed for sale cheap at Joles
Just received 25 boxes of choice apples
at. Maikr & Benton.
You need not cough! Blakeley &
Houghton will cure it for 50 cents. S. B.
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 cenls, S. B.
All kinds of garden seeds in bulk at
Get your land papers prepared by J.
M. Huntington & Co. - Opera House
Block, Washington St.
Snipes & Kinersly are anxious to cure
your headache for 50 cents. S. B.
2379 is the cough syrup for children. '-
Get me a cigar from that fine case at
Snipes & Kinersley's.
Joles Bros, deliver all goods sold to
any part of the city, and don't you for
get it. . ' '
' The flagpole in front of McDonogh'e
saloon is tastefully decorated with green
in honor of Ireland's patron saint. '
Ota, poetry is only a jangle of rhyna, .
And there's very cold comfort in art.
And music can live in the basest of soul !
They are none of them worth one heart.
Tne emerald is radiant, the diamond aglow.
And the opal will never pale.
And the pearl but what are all Jewels of earth
To a heart that win never fail?
K's all very well to be wealthy and wise;
It's all very well to be. free:
But the strong, true love of a steadfast heart
May the good God give to me !
Ton may have your crowns that are crusted with
Tour poetry, music and art.
And the world may go by I shall never sigh.
If it leaves me one faithful heart.
Ella Eigginson in West Shore.
The Demand for Stenographers.
The demand for good, careful and ac
curate stenographers and typewriters is
increasing, not decreasing. A girl needs
to know how to spell and punctuate a
letter, besides being able to correct one
that is wrong grammatically. She must
be possessed of that rare and priceless
qualification common sense. She must
be observing, - and she should have an
Average amount of intelligence. No
prodigy is required.
As to wages, the average young girl
cannot expect to be paid as much as the
average man. It is hard to say why this
is so for she is almost always just as
capable. A young woman for instance
will get ten or twelve dollars a week
where a young man of the same caliber
will receive fifteen to twenty dollars.
Perhaps there is an indefinable feeling
among employers that they cannot ex
act so much from a woman as they can
from a man. A man will be often re
quired to do a great deal of miscellaneous
work in connection with shorthand and
typewriting, which would never be im
posed on a woman.
But there can be no doubt that there
is still room for those who will take the
trouble to properly equip themselves for
the work. The remuneration is ample
for the needs of the average girl, and
greatly in excess of that paid for other
kind 8 of clerical work. Ladies' Home
A cargo may consist of several quali
ties of oil, and these are separated from
each other by narrow water spaces.
Some two years ago a sailing vessel was
built by the Barrow Shipbuilding com
pany to the order of an Antwerp firm.
She was designed to carry petroleum in
bulk in competition with the steamers.
The success attendant upon this new de
parture may lead to the more extensive
construction of vessels of a mTTrilar nat
ure. Petroleum vessels cannot be used
for any other purpose on account of their
peculiar arrangement and smell. A pro
posal to carry palm oil in a similar man
ner has been found impracticable on ac
count of the corrosive ingredients which
attack the steel instead of preserving it,
as petroleum does.
Apropos to this departure in British
shipbuilding it is stated that the Per
sians as far back as 1760 were known to
carry petroleum in bulk in their own
-vessels on the Caspian. Petroleum car
riers are generally fitted with electric
light, so as to insure a minimum of risk
from fire. With every precaution that
modern science can suggest the carriage
of this oil is beset with much difficulty
and danger. Chambers' Journal.
W. dark Russell, whose sea stories
have snch remarkable dash, breeziness
and out of door freedom, has long been
a hopeless and well nigh helpless invalid,
chained to an indoor existence in an in
Columbia Ice Co.
104 SECOND STREET.
Having over 1000 tons of ice on hand,
we are now prepared to receive orders,
wholesale or retail, to be delivered
througl. the summer. Parties contract
ing with us will be carried through the
entire season without advance in
prick, and may depend that we have
PURE, HEALTHFUL ICE,
Cut from mountain water ; no slough or
Leave orders at the Columbia Candy
Factory, 104 Second street.
W. S. CRAM, Manager.
FIRST ANNUAL MEETING.
Notice to the Subscribers of
The Dalles, Portland and
Astoria- Navigation Co.
THE FIRST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
subscribers to The Dalles. Portlund and
Astoria NavlKatton Company win be nela at tne
rooms of the Board of Trade at Dalles Citv, Ore
gon, on Saturday, April 4th, lH'Jl, at 2 o'clock p.
m for the purpose of electing officers for tne
ensuing year, and the trannaction of such other
business as may legitimately come before the
By Order of the Incorporators of said Com
pany. fiKs. philips
Will close out her entire stock of
Ladies' J Children's
jnuslla : Uixderwear
. to make room for her
Ne-w Stock of Millinery.
MAYS & CROWE,
' . ' (Successors to ABRAMS & STEWART.)
Iletallera and Jobbers ixx
Harfiware, - Tinware, - GraaitewarB, - wootteQware,
STOVES AND RANGES.
Pumps, Pipe, Plumbers' and Steam Fitters' Supplies,
Packing, Building Paper,
SASH, DOORS, SHINGLES.
Also a complete stock of Carpenters', Blacksmith's and"
Farmers Tools and Fine Shelf Hardware.
The Celebrated R. J. ROBERTS "Warranted" Cutlery, Meriden Cutlery toii
Tableware, the "Quick Meal" Gasoline Stoves. "Grand" Oil Stoves
and An ti -Rust Tinware.
All Tinning, Plumbing, Pipe Work and Repairing
will be done on Short Notice.
174, 176, 178. 180 SECOND STREET,
HORTH DALiLiES, Wash.
In the last two weeks large sales of lots TflfiV
have been made at Portland, Taeoma, Forest in the West.
Grove, McMinnville and The Dalles. All fiootandSllOe
are satisfied that . factory
Is now the place for investment. New Man- WlBlIilCfll
ufactories are to be added and large improve- gpQQ
mems maue. x ne next u aays will be im
portant ones for this new city.
Gall at the office of the
Interstate Investment Co.,
Or 72 Washington St., PORTLAND, Or.
O. D. TAYLOR, THE DALLES, Or.
: DEALERS IN :-
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Hay, Grain and Feed.
Gheap Express Wagons flos. i 2.
Orders left at the Stcrewilljreceive prompt attention.
Trunks and Packages delivered to any part of the City.
Wagons always on hand when Trains or Boat arrives.
No. 122 Cor. Washington and Third. Sts.
V STAPLE V AND
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Prodjice Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of the City.
Masonic Block, Corner Third and
Sr I. O. NICKELSEN,
BOOKS AND MUSIC.
Ccr. cf T&M and Wasticitsa Sts.aeEzlIss, Orejon.
H. C. NIELS6N.
Glothiei? and Tailor,
Gt-exx-ts' Foxxxi.1js1xxx: Goods,
V Boots And Shoes, JStcl .
CORNER OF SECOND AND WASHINGTON STS., THE DALLES, OREGON-
Xi. IE. CBOW&.
THE DALLES, OREGON.
V FANCY V
Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon.