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Ths Dalles Daily Chronicle.
THE DAUBS - - - OREGON
MONDAY APR. 3, 1893
Published Dally, Bunday Excepted.
THE CHRONICLE PUBLISHING CO.
Carner Second and Washington Streets, The
. Dalles, Oregon.
Terms of Subscription
erYear. .' '. ....1600
Per month , by carrier 50
'Single copy 5
ICELAND A DESERT.
Interior or the Country a Howling Waste
of Band and Ice.
Iceland is little better than a desert.
The peculiar "configuration renders in
tercourse difficult, and, along: with the
barrenness of the soil, makes the con
ditions of existence strangely hard.
People with so little to make life at
tractive might be pardoned if they were
to sink into a stolid indifference to
everything- but the struggle to keep
alive, says the Atlantic.
The size of Iceland is greater than
that of Ireland, and the population
numbers seventy thousand souls; but
the only inhabitable portion is a nar
row strip of pasture land extending
. like a green girdle round the coast and
up the deep, narrow fiords. The in
terior of the country is a howling waste
of sand and ice; traversed by darting
glacial rivers and utterly incapable of
supporting more than a' few scattered
. inhabitants. Grass is the only consid
erable crop. The hills and valleys are
treeless and afford at best but scanty
pasturage for horses, cows and sheep..
. Roads and bridges scarcely exist.
A Danish merchant at Reykjavik has
a wheeled carriage, but in the interior
such a conveyance is unknown and
-would be useless if known. The backs
' of horses are the only "means of trans
portation across country. Small boats
carry travelers over dangerous rivers,
while the horses swim on ahead. Hard
ly anything that ministers to comfort,
to say nothing of luxury, is produced
in Iceland. Every nail in an Icelandic
house, every pane of glass, every bit of
wooden flooring, every insignificant bit
of furniture, has to be- transported
laboriously from one of the seaports to
That the Icelanders are poor goes
without saying. There is little or no
home market, for every Icelander has
the same products to sell as his neigh
bor. The circulation of money is,
therefore, very small. If a farmer has
direct dealings with the agents for
foreign markets, and is sufficiently
prosperous to have a little surplus each
year, he may handle a little money, but
in general the trading at the seaports is
literally trading. An Icelander bar
ters a certain number of horses or sheep
or rolls of dried fish or bales of hay for
a supply of groceries and other neces
saries of life.
Headquarters at Chas. Lauer's.
Having had a fine harvest of natural ice the
best in the world, I am prepared to furnish in
any quantity and at bottom prices.
Irs. S. A. Orchard, Carpet Weaver,
Offers her services to all who wish carpets
woven at her home on the bluff, near Mr.
The St. Charles Hotel,
' This old, popular and reliable house
has been entirely refurnished, and every
room has been repapered and repainted
and newly carpeted throughout. The
house contains 170 rooms and is supplied
with every modern convenience. Rates
reasonable. A good restaurant attached
to the house. Ifrer bus to and from all
C. W. KNOWLES, Prop.
A. A. Brown,
. Keeps a full assortment of
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
which he offers at Low Figures.
SPEGIflli :-: PAIGES
to Cash. Buyers.
Highest Casl Prices for m an9
170 SECOND STREET.
Stubling & Williams.
The Gef mania,
THE DALLES, OREGON
pJ"Dealei3 in Wines, Liquors and
Cigars. Milwaukee Beer on Draught.
THE SNOWSHOE DRILL.
Introduced Into tbe German Army by
Emperor William. -
The drilling' of light infantry corps
on snowshoes is a long-established
practice in the wintry countries of
northern Europe, particularly in Nor
way, where ski-running is the national
sport. In Holland, soldiers regnlarly
maneuver on skates, on the frozen riv
ers and canals. In Germany, this Arc
tie equipment is a recent innovation;
but, the emperor having taken the fad,
certain infantry regiments in Ilanover
SOLDIERS OK 8N6VSHOE8 .
and Brunswick are at present, doing
some energetic military snowshoeing-,
as shown in the picture which we re
produce from the Paris illustration.
The German snowshoe, or snowskate,
is a modification of the Norwegian ski,
consisting of a strip of polished wood
somewhat wider than the foot, and
about' four feet lone, the front eneV-4
curved upward, pointed and tipped with
iron. The subofficers are trained in
showshoe practice in a special platoon,
after which they take charge of squads
from the rank and file.
A WATCH THAT TALKS.
It Is So Made That It Speaks the Honrs
Instead of Striking: Them.
It is said a watchmaker of - Geneva,
Switzerland, has just completed a watch
which, instead of striking the hours and
quarters, announces them by speaking
like the phonograph. .The mechanism
of the watch is based on phonographic
conditions, the bottom of the case con
taining a phonographic sensitive plate
which has received the impression of the
human voice before being' inserted m
The disk, according to the Jewelers'
Circular, has fQrty-eight concentric
grooves, of which twelve repeat the
hours, twelve those of the hours and
quarters, and twelve more those of the
hours and second and third quarters.
If the hand on the dial shows the time
to be 12:15 o'clock, one of the fine
needle points of the mechanism crosses
the corresponding groove and the disk,
which turns simultaneously, calls out
the time, just as the phonographic cyl
inder. The lower lid of the case is pro
vided with a tiny mouthpiece, and when
the watch is held to the ear the sound
is all the more plain.
A well-known New Yorker of con
vivial habits has for many years, upon
his return home late at nifrht.indulped in
a rice-pudding lunch, which was always
left on the kitchen dresser by his good
wife. The other night he arrived home
somewhat the worse for his day's de
bauch. In the dim light left burning
low he spied his favorite dish and ate
the contents. The next morning1 his
wife missed seven lace collars she bad
left in thetarch over night.
POLAND CHINA HOGS,
Come and see them, or write. All letters
Have You. Seen
Spring Millinery Goods
112 Seoond Street.
Pipe won Tin riepairs ana Hoofing
MAINS TAPPED UNDER PRESSURE.
Shop on Third Street, next door west of Young & Kuss'
AUGUST BUCHLER, Prop'r.
This well-known Brewery is now
east of the Cascades. The latest appliances for the manufacture of good health
ful Beer have been introduced, and only the first-class article will be placed on
An improved electric snow sweeper is
constructed to move along the track at
any desired rate of speed, and at the
same time, with an independent set of
motors, drive a set of rotary steel
brushes with any ar;ount of power.
A useful application of the electric
motor is that of giving easily controlled
power to the invalid tricycle chair. A
storage battery under the seat supplies,
it is claimed, force sufficient for fifty
miles, without recharging, at, a speed of
eight miles an- hour.
Baekles'i Arnira SalTe.
' The best ealve in the world for cats,
braises, sores, ulcers, salt rheutn, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns, and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cares piles, or no pay required.
It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac
tion, or money refunded. Price 25 cents
per box. For sale- by Snipes & Kin
ia a San Francisco cabinetmaker and
Perterje Zmnchzizkomskekowlowski is
a Buffalo boilermaker.
My wife was confined to her bed for
over two months with a very severe at
tack ot rheumatism. We could get
nothing that would afford htr any re
lief, and as a last resort gave Chamber
lain's Pain Balm a trial. To oar great
surprise she began to improve after the
first application, and by using it regu
larly she was soon able to get up and
attend to her house work. E. H. John
son, of C. J. Knutson & Co., Kensington,
Minn. . 50 cent bottles for sale by Blake
ley & Houghton. -'
Spring is the "jimmy" that opens the
Only God can control the human
Melody is the molasses of music.
Sin ia seldom shameless. Detroit
Persons who are subject to attacks, of
bilious colic can almost invariably tell,
by their feelings, when to expect an at
tack. If Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy is taken as soon
as these symptoms appear, they . can
ward off the disease. Such persons
should always keep the Remedy at hand,
ready for immediate use when needed.
Two or three doses of it at tbe right
time will save them much suffering.
For sale by Blakeley and Houghton,
A'rpid'BJ SuiAio-La si aqg -aoqs 01 "Oi ts
SJCdM. puB 'spunod 0S sq2taA iq2iaq
m saqou; g aaj o Vl s-reaA" gx 'iJutssoaa
aaABaji jo '.wjjBqog bsijjj jo uo&isd
oqi m Spv Xunok u sun; THSYHHatJ
The more Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy is used the better it is liked. We
know of ho other remedy that always
yives satisfaction. It is good when you
first catch cold. It is good-when your
cough is seated and your lungs are sore,
It is good in any kind of a cough; We
have sold twenty-five dozen of it and
every bottle has given satisfaction
Stedman & Friedman, druggists, Minne
sota Lake, Minn. 50 cent bottles for
sale by Blakeley & Houghton, drug
. I can furnish a number of
POLAND CHINA HOGS,
Male or female, most any age.
Price, $20 per head, or $35 per pair.
promptly answered. -
ANNA PETER & CO.
turning out the best Beer and Porter
CAN BE HAD AT THE
Reasonably Ruinous Hates.
I FlflE WfflEg
And KEY WEST
171 SECOND STREET, :
Corner of Fourth and Federal
These Stables have on hand
Oregon, and can accommodate patrons with either Single
or Double Rigs, closed Hacks or Carriages day or night.
MORE ROOM. '
Also, can furnish First Class accommodations to teamsters with freight
or anving teams, naving aaaea to tneir
H. C. NIELS6N,
Clothier and Tailor,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises,
CORNER OF SECONL AND WASHINGTON. THE DALLES, OREGON.
THE EUROPEAN HOUSE.
Tha Corrugated Building next Door to Court Homo.
Handsomely FnmisM Rooms to Rent liy tbe Day, Weei or MontlL
Meals Prepared by a First Class English Cook.
TRANSIENT PATRONAGE SOLICITED.
Good Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.
JVIS. H. pHSEH, PPOpP.
Snipes &, Kinersly.
Wholesale and Mai Bruits
Handled by Three Registered Druggists.
ALSO ALIt THE LEADING
Patent ffledieines and Druggists Sundries.
HOUSE PAINTS. OILS AND GLASS.
Agents for Murphy's Fine Varnishes and the only agents in
the City for The Sherwin, Williams Co.'s Paints.
tT 1 WE ARE
The l; n ' ' ' XDealers in Wall Paper.
Finest Line' cr d Key West and Domestic Cigars.
: THE DALLES, OR.
Sts., The Dalles, Oregon. - -
the finest Livery in Eastern
staDies- large feeding and wagon room
Commercial Patronage Solicited.
. for TansilFs Punch. , .
The Dalles, Oregon
STEAM WOOD SAW
We are In the Held lor the fall and winter
work, and will cut, split and pile wood
at the lowest possible rates.
NONE BUT WHITE LABOR EMPLOYED
We are here to stay, will spend our money
here, and try and do satisfactory work.
Order boxes at Chrismnn & Corson's, cor
ner of Michelbach block, and at the ma
chine, corner of Washington and Fourth
J. 0. MEIITS, :
: THE DALLES
C. Fr. STEPHENS,
Boots, Shoes, Hmta. Kte.
Etc., Kte., Kte.
Second St., The Dalles.
The S. B. Headache and Liver Cure.
itA PHYSIC !scW
If taken as directed, we Guarantee Sat
isfaction or refund your money.
DON'T SICKEN. DON'T GRIPE.
60 cents per bottle by all druggists.
ptfesh Paint I
W. C. Gilbert hereby sends
His compliments to every friend
And enemy If he has any
Be they few or be they many..
The time for painting now has come.
And every one desires a home
That looks fresh and clean and new.
As none but a good painter can do.
Painting, papering and glazing, too,
Will make your old house look quite new.
He will take yonr work either way, '
By the job or by the day. --.
If you have work give him a call.
He'll take your orders, large or small.
W. C. GILBERT, ;
- P.O. Box No. S, .
TIIL DALLES. OR.
; . -A. HsriKrw ....
PRINZ & NITSOHKE
Furniture and Carpets
W have added to oar business a
emu fie te Undertading Establishment,
nu J a9 we are in no way oonnected with
the Undertakers' Trust) our prices will
be low Accordingly.
From TERJJIJlflli op INTERIOR points
Is the line to take
TO ALL POINTS EAST AND SOUTH.
It Is the Dining Car Route. It runs Through
Vestibuled Trains erery day in the year to
0t panl and Chicago
NO CHANGE OF CARS-1
Composed of Dining Cars unsurpassed. Pull
man Drawing Room Sleepers of latest equipment.
TOURIST SLEEPING CARS
Best that can be constructed, and in which,
accommodations are both Free and Furnished
for holders of First and Second-class Tickets, and .
ELEGANT DAT COACHES
A continuous line, connecting with all Unea,
affording direct and uninterrupted service.
Pullman Sleeper reservations can be secure
In advance through any agent of the road.
THROUGH JIGKETS points in America!
England and Europe can be purchased at ny
ticket office of the company.
Full information concerning rates, time of
trains, routes and other details furnished oa
W. C. ALLAWAY,
Agent D. P. & A. Nav. Co., Regulator office, The
Dalles, Or., or
A. D. CHARLTON,
Ass'i. General Passenger Agt., Portland, Ogn.