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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
THE DALLES ... OREGON
THURSDAY, - - - - APR. 6, 1893
Published Daily, Sunday Excepted.
THE CHRONICLE PUBLISHING CO.
Corner Second and Washington 8treets, The
Terms of Subscription
For Year 6 00
Per month, by carrier 50
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THE BEEECHES BUOY.
An Excellent Device for Rescuing
THm Appliance is of Great Help to the
Darlog Life Savers of the New Jersey
Coast How It la Sent to
The sturdy surfmen of Long Beach,
as they call the ribbon of sand south of
Barnegat inlet separating the waters of
the bay and the ocean, have made two
gallant rescues in the past week with
the Lyle gun and the breeches buoy.
The opportunity to use these appli
ances is always welcomed, says the New
York Sun, because it means a fight with
the elements that stirs the blood and
strains the muscle. Whenever the
news that a ship is ashore is
telephoned from station to station
over the beach wires every surfman
within twenty miles says envious things
about the lucky patrolmen who are
called out to make the rescue. The ordi
nary routine of the beach patrol is full
- of hardship and monotonous in the ex
treme. A daring rescue makes talk for
the rest of the winter.
Considering the number of vessels
which have to pass it, the New Jersey
coast is the most dangerous on the con
tinent, and many ships go ashore on
the shelving sands there every winter.
Ninety-nine times out of a hundred,
however, the surf will admit the
launching of lifeboats, and the surf
men bring ashore the shipwrecked in
this way. It is only when a great
storm is raging and the surf is so rough
ns to baffle the skillful oarsmen that
the gun and breeches buoy are resorted
to. This does not happen very often.
When the patrol sees a vessel aground
or in danger he hurries to the station
and gives the alarm. The surfmen are
out in a jiffy. They always take all
their apparatus, so as to be ready for
any emergency. If the lifeboat cannot
be launched through the surf, they
bring out the Lyle gun. This is a small
brass cannon, which has a projectile fit
ting over the barrel like a sheath over a
a sword. To the projectile is fastened
one end of a stout cord. The gun is
aimed to throw the projectile over the
ship, and thus bring the cord within the
reach of the men on the wreck. It sel
dom requires more than two shots to
land the cord. The sailors then pull it
in and get hold of the rope to which it
is fastened. When the end of the rope
is hauled aboard it. is made fast to one
of the masts. Meantime the surfmen
are burying a sand anchor. This is a
great square of planking, whose sur
face grips the sand in which it is sunk.
To it the shore end of the rope is se
Then comes the breeches buoy. This
consists of a great ungainly pair of
canvas trousers hung to a circular life
IN THE BREECHES BUOY.
preserver. It is suspended bv stout
ropes from a pulley, which the surfmen
quickly rig upon the rope connecting
ship and chore in such a way that it
moves freely back and forth A guy
line, one end of which was sent aboard
the ship with the rope, is now fastened
to the breeches buoy, and the surfmen
pull on a line which starts the breeches
buoy traveling seaward. As soon as it
reaches the ship one of the shipwrecked
gets into the pair of canvas breeches,
sticking a leg through each capacious
hole, and grasping the life preserver,
which comes just under his armpits.
He does not need to be tied in, for his
seat is secure.
All being ready, the surfmen ashore
begin to haul in. The breeches, buoy
rolls rapidly shoreward, suspended from
its hempen track. For most of the dis
tance the man in the breeches is dang
ling above the water. When he reaches
the surf, though, lie is bound to get a
ducking. Ho holds his breath, takes a
fresh hold on the life preserver, and in
he goes. The next minute he is on the
beach, where a dozen strong hands
reach out to pluck him out of his can
vas breeches. The buoy is sent straight
hack for another, and so on until all
are rescued. A dozen men have been
brought ashore In this way by a single
breeches buoy in less than an hour.
It sometimes happens that a woman
is aboard the ship. She may be the
captain's wife. If the ship is a steamer,
there may be women passengers. The
idea of getting into this pair of canvas
breeches may be repugnant to a woman,
but she does not hesitate a second. Pull
ing her dress up around her, in she
steps as unhesitatingly as though she
were born to trousers. All she asks at
that moment is to get ashore.
There have been many devices for
Tescuing the shipwrecked, including
the life car with which the stations on
our coast are provided, but no other
appliance is of such tried utility as the
The average weight of the Chinese
brain is said to be heavier than the
average weight of the brain in any
A British scientist recently stated
that if a man weighing one hundred
and forty pounds were placed under a
hydraulic press and squeezed flat, the
result would be one hundred and five
pounds of water and thirty-five pounds
of dry residue.
Recent studies of cancer not only in
dicate that it is an organic growth, but
almost certainly prove that it is itself
liable to the attack of another parasite.
Better acquaintance with the relations
of these parasites may possibly bring
the long-sought method of arresting
Dr. Francis Dowljng, of Cincinnati,
has published the result of his examina
tion into the effect of tobacco chewing
on the eyes. The experiments covered
three thousand eases, and showed that
ninety-five per cent, suffered with vis
ual troubles, and nearly as many ex
hibited muscular deterioration.
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 the right
time will save them much suffering.
For sale by Blakeley and Houghton,
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We authorize our advertised druggist
to sell Dr. King's New Discovery for
consumption, coughs and colds upon
this condition. If you are afflicted with
a cough, cold or any lung, throat or
chest trouble, and will use this remedy as
directed, giving it a fair trial, and ex
perience no benefit, you may return the
bottle and have your money refunded.
We could not make this offer did we not
know that Dr. King's New Discovery
could be relied on. It never disap
points. Trial bottles free at Snipes &
Kinersly's drug store. Large size 56c
SOME NEW IDEAS.
Quilts made of perforated sheets of
white paper sewn together are said to
be becoming popular in Europe.
A traveling telephone, which can be
taken to any room required in a large
office building at a moment's notice, is
a recent idea.
Bncklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns, and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures 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-ersly.
POLAND CHINA HOGS
"Come and see them, or write.
Have You. Seen
Spring Millinery Goods
112 Second Street.
Pipe mil Tiii Repairs and Hoofing
MAINS TAPPED UNDER PRESSURE.
Shop on Third Street, next
AUGUST BUCHLER, Prop'r.
This well-known Brewery i8 now turning out the best Beer and Porter
east of the Cascades. The' latest appliances for the mannfactnre of good health
ful Beer have been introduced, and only the first-class article will be placed on
Captain Sweeney, U. S. A., San
Diego, Cal., says: "Shiloh's Catarrh
Remedy is the first medicine I have
ever found that would do me any good."
Price 50 cts. Sold by Snipes & Kinerely .
Headquarters at Chas. Lauer's.
Having had a fine harvest of natural ice the
oest in the world, I am prepared to furnish in
any quantity ana at Dottom prices.
Mrs. S. A. Orciard, Carpet Weaver,
Offers her services to all who wish carpets
woven at ner Dome on mc Llun, near M
The St. Charles Hotel
TLifl'old. rjonnlflr and reKn.bA hmian
nas Deen entirely reiurnisnea, ana every
room has been re papered and repainted
and newly carpeted throughout. The
house contains 170 rooms and is supplied
with every modern convenience. Rates
, . . , . .. . .
rea.buua.uie. a gooa restaurant attacned
to tne nouse. Jrer 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 :-: PRIGES
to Cash Buyers.
Highest Cash Prices for Eis aafl
170 SECOND STREET.
Stubling & Williams.
THE DALLES, - OREGON
Dealeis in Wines, Liauors and
cigars. Milwaukee .Beer on Draught
I can furnish a number of
POLAND CHINA HOGS,
Male or female, most any age.
Price, $20 per head, or $35 per pair.
ANNA PETER SCO.
door west of Young & Kuss'
And KEY WEST
171 SECOND STREET,
Corner of Fourth and Federal Sts., The Dalles, Oregon.
These Stables have on hand
r i -i
vrtjgou, a,nu can accommodate patrons witn either Single
or Double Rigs, closed Hacks or Carriages day or night.
Also, can furnish First Class accommodations tn
or driving teams, having added to their
H. C. NIELS6N,
Clothier and Tailor,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises,
CORNER OF SECOM AND WASHINGTON. THE DALLES. OREGON
THE EUROPEAN HOUSE
The Corrugated Building
Handsomely FnrnisM Rooms to
Meals Prepared by a First Class English Cook.
TRANSIENT PATRONAGE SOLICITED.
Good Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.
Snipes & Kinersly.
Wholesale and Mail Dngsts.
Handled by Three Registered Druggists.
ALSO ALL THE LEADING
Patent (Dedieines and
Agents for Murphy's Fine Varnishes and the only agents in
The Largest . Dealers in Wall Paper.
Finest Line of Imported Key
Agent; ior lansin s .runcn.
29 Second Street,
HAD AT THE
C E L E BR AT E D
THE DALLES, OR.
the finest Livery in Eastern
. . .... ..
w vwmuwwu " 4 til 11 Vlilil
stables large feeding and wagon room.
Commercial Patronage Solicited.
next Door to Court House.
Rent by the Day, Weei or Month.
OILS AND GLASS.
West and Domestic Cigars.
The Dalles, Oreson
STEAM WOOD SAW
We are in the field for the fall and winter
work, and will cat, 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 Chrisman & Corson's, cor
ner of Michelbach block, and at the ma
chine, corner of Washington and Fourth
J. 0. MEINS, : : THE DALLES
C. F. STEPHENS,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Etc.
Fancjj (qood0, fllofciong,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Second St., The Dalles.
The S. B. Headache and Liver Care.
A PHYSIC JscurRFA
If taken as directed, we Guarantee Sat
isfaction or refund yonr money.
DON'T SICKEN. DON'T GRIPE.
50 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 your 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. 3,
THL DALLES. OR.
PRINZ & NITSCHKE
Furniture and Carpets
V,"e have added to our business a
complete TJndertading Establishment,
and as we are in no way connected with
the Undertakers' Trustj our prices will
be low accordingly.
From TERJHINflli op INTERIOR Points
Is the line to take
TO ALL POINTS EAST AND SOUTH.
It is the Dining Car Route. It runs Through
VArt)k.,U lli 1 , A.
couuuicu Arums every uay in me year to
p&ul and Chicago
NO CHANGE OF CABS.
Comoosei of Dinine Cars unsuroassed. Pull
man Drawing Boom 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 lines,
affording direct and uninterrupted service.
Pullman Sleeper reservations can be secured
in advance through any agent of the road..
England and Europe can b
To and from all
England and Europe can be mirchasfld at an.
ticket office of the company.
Full information concerning rates, time of
trains, routes and other details furnished on
W. C. ALLAWAY,
Agent D. P. S A. Nav. Co., Regulator office, Ttie
Dalles, Or., or
A. D. CHARLTON,
Ass't General Passenger Agt., Portland, Ogn.