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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
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AND WASCO COUNTY.
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WEDNESDAY, - - - FEB. 21, 189
'HIS J VST DESERTS.
"The purpose of puoiehing a crime,"
Baid Prosecuting Attorney Wilson yes-
terday, speaking in" the Hall case, "is
, not for revenge, nor can it do the dead
victim any good. Its only purpose is to
deter others' from committing a similar
crime by the fear of punishment." The
verdict in the Hall case is satisfactory to
that part of the community who were
conversant with the evidence. With no
living witnesses to the murder but Hull,
the murderer, the state secured a verdict
. in a'remarkably short .time for a convic
tion. The reason for it was that Hull
- did not tell the' truth'. His story was
. shown up in all its frailty under the
brilliant search light of reason - As the
attorney said, if he bad been telling the
truth, it would have welled up spontan-
- eously. It would have come as a resist
less flood which be could not keep back.
Hull would have said : "Why, he was
after me with a knife. He was terribly
ercited," etc. That knife would have
shown up somewhere. Instead he said :
"He was a bigger man than I was, and I
bad to do it," and knife never was men
tioned until be bad formulated the story
. for a defense. Hull's mind works slowly
by reason of bis own excesses, and his
conclusions even then are not reliable.
The weakness of bis story is the natural
product of a weak mind, unfortunately
for himself and his victim, directed in
' the channels of guns and shooting. The
verdict is just, and would not be changed
by a new trial.
John Cbattertori, Lillian Russell's
latest husband, achieved fame early .in
life. He' took the first prize at Bar
sum's original baby show in New York.
Tne old Bay state has reason to be
' proud. The statistics, show that of the
352 towns and cities in Massachusetts
all but. forty-four contain free public
The children of the slaves of George
Washington having largely died off, the
man who was a personal friend of
Lincoln's, and to whom tne martyred
president told all his plans and secrets,
is coming to the front in large num
bers. According to the - Gotha Almanac
which has . been issued for 1894, the
queen of England has reigned longer
than any other ruler in the world, hav
ing ascended the throne in 1837. Next
to her in point of time are Emperor
Francis Joseph of Austria and! Fred
erick, the grand duke of Baden. .
Senator Mitchell introduced a bill in
the senate on the 19th for the granting
of two townships of land in Oregon for
the state university at Eugene. If Ore
gon is so hard ' pushed that she has to
" have aid from the general government to
maintain her state universities, it is
about time .to take- back the criticisms
made on Governor Pennoyer's Christ
mas letter to President Cleveland. If a
state cannot maintain her state institu
tions she ought to ask to be put back
into her territorial condition.
The Forum will begin its seventeenth
volume with an innovation, which it is
hoped will prove very useful to serious,
students of current problems. At the
end of articles of such subjects as "The
Income Tax," "The Programme of the
. Nationalists,", and other kindred dis
, cassions, there will be published a brief
list of the most instructive books and
articles bearing on lxtb sides of these
discussions, so that a reader may follow
- bis studies farther than any Review ar
'. tide can take him.
-Niagara has been . harnessed at last
and it has been put through a few of
its paces for the first time. The first
, establishment to use the Niagara power
is a paper mill and it calls for 6,600
- horse-power. The test was satisfactory
- and soon the whole 120,000 horse-power
; will be in use. Some of the romance
'' will be taken out of the great cataract
by. the proceeding, but the reality will
be worth a few millions per annum and
the value of the realty in the vicinity
will be considerably enhanced. "
The fruit growers convention at Spo
kane is the first Btep in the right direc
tion, the inception of a positive pros
perity. Heretofore, hatever methods
may have been adopted by an occasional
individual be was baffled by othf-rs
working at cross purposes. A conven
tion of all of them may formulate a plan
of procedure which will be most advan
tageous if it is known that it "will be
generally followed, and the mistakes of
one may be provided against and avoid
ed by a recital of the experience in open
meeting. The concessions already gained
in freight rates, which will pay for the
trouble and expense of the . Spokane
meeting ten times over in one year,
show what can be done by organization.
There is a brilliant future ahead for Pa
cific coast fruit growers if they will fol
low up the advantages gained at their
first annual meeting. ' .
An Ugly Kaiuor Democratic Civil Ser
vice "Fraudulent Pensioners."
From our Regular Correspondent. ,
Washington, Feb. 16, 1894.
A very ugly rumor is being whispered
around Washington in connection with
the contradictory reports which have
been given out by friends of democratic
senators as to what the democrats on
the senate finance committee -propose
doing with, the sugar clause of the
Cleveland tariff bill. One day it is
stated that sugar is to be allowed to re
main on the free list and the next that
it is to have a duty of anywhere from
one-half a cent to one and one-balf cents
a pound put upon it. . This rumor says
that these contradictory statements are
made solely for the purpose of giving
certain men an opportunity to speculate
in the' New York stock exchange. It is
now stated by the democratic members
of the sub-committee which has charge
of the tariff bill that it will certainly be
reported to the full committee early
next week, but they said the same thing
a week ago. There are some democratic
senators who have not yet been satisfied
and the bill will not be reported until
they are. . .
The house had a lively time this week
discussing the Bland bill for the coinage
of the seigniorage in the treasury. ' A
controversy between Mr. Bland and ex
Speaker Reed grew so warm that the
acting speaker had to call on the eer-
geant-at-arms before quiet was restored.
As a parliamentarian Mr. Bland. isn't in
the same class with the ex-speaker.
Few men in the house are, for that
Let the mugwumps and the whang
doodles blow a few piore blasts on their
horns. Another great democratic reform
in the civil service has - been consum
mated. . This week 160 republican clerks
in the pension bureau, many of them
veterans of the war, were reduced, re
gardless of their efficiency, and 200 dem
ocratic clerks in the same establishment
were promoted for no other reason, than
that they were democrats. How is that
for reform with a big R? -
Representative Meiklejohn, of Neb
raska, is after the administration with a
little pension resolution that will come
very close to convicting Mr. Cleveland of
misrepresentation, either intentional or
through lack of proper information, in
his annual message to congress. In a
preamble to the resolution Mr. Meikle
john recalls the language used in the
president's message of Dec. 4, 1893, and
copies the order of the. commander-in-chief
of the G. A. R., quoting Mr.
Cleveland's statement that "thousands
of neighborhoods have their . well
known fraudulent pensioners, and
recent developments by the bureau
establish appalling conspiracies , to
accomplish pension frauds," and urg
ing, all comrades to report at once
to the " commissioner of pensions the
name of any person known to be draw
ing a pension to which be was not justly
entitled. Then follows : '.'Resolved,
That the commissioner of pansions. is
hereby respectfully requested to furnish
the house with copies of - all reports re
ceived by him under this order ,bf the
commander-in-chief of the G. A. R. of
persons who are in receipt of a pension
who are not entitled to the same under
the law." The commissioner will have
a bard time complying with this order
because there' have been no such re
ports, for the very good and sufficient
reason that there are no such individu
als as "well known fraudulent pension
ers." No one doubts that among the
large number of pensioners there are
some frauds, but it is an insult to every
American citizen to say that ,they are
well known to their neighbors as frauds.
Some men - are caught by one thing
and some by another, but the theory of
Mr. Cleveland seems to be that all dem
ocrats can be caught by. something. ' He
has, this week 'added two democratic
senators to the cuckoo band. Senator
George of Missippi was caught by being
made dispenser-in-chief of the federal
patronage in bis state. . This was a
double play on the part of. Mr. Cleve
land. It turned one opponent into a
supporter and gave, a new opponent
Senator McLaurin of Mississippi a
knockdown at the very, beginning of bis
official life. Senator Faulkner of W.
Va., the other new cuckoo, was caught
through the social ' ambition of bis
young and beautiful ' bride, Mrs. Cleve
land aiding her husband.
The administration pie department
spread a gorgeous- lunch; for the hungry
democrats this week, but there was
nothing for the anti-cockoo wing of the
party in the long, list of appointments
made. It is not enough for an office
seeker to be a democrat ; he must be
vouched for by those who have endorsed
every act of Mr. Cleveland, whether
right or wrong, and who have promised
to endorse all his future acts. The the
ory of one man power in the distribu
tion of official favors is not more strictly
carried out by the czar of Russia or the
sultan of Turkey than it is by Grover
Cleveland under this republican form
of government. He demands that every
man who holds a presidential commis
sion shall wear a Cleveland collar.
: . -" Cas. -
OPPOSED TO ALL." PROGRESS.
Chinese Aversion to Railroads Manifested
in Cnrions Ways.
Engineering1 enterprise in China,
particularly in so ' far as regards rail
road building, has had, and is still
having, a good deal to contend with in
the.way of native prejudice, cupidity
and superstition, sas Cassell's Maga
zine, and the tales are many that have
been told of the peculias difficulties
encountered in that country by
European engineers and engineering
syndicates in the course of their opera
tions. When, for example, the first
railroad was built, a number of years
ago, the necessary land, it was stated,
was bought from several hundred
different proprietors, all Of whom
wanted additional bounties, for the
disturbances of ancestral ' graves,
which, as may be "known, abound In
what the "foreign devil" would be apt
to consider rather unusual localities.
Onesproprietor claimed to have buried
on his strip of land no less than five
mothers-in-law, for whom he had - to
bepaid. Satisfying him naturally re
sulted in a' marvelous multiplication
of dead mothers-in-law, who thus soon
became the chief item in the cost of
the land.- Another curious example, of
the difficulties of railroad, construc
tion in -the celestial empire has .more
recently been mentioned, and has been
afforded- by the conduct of the Tartar
general of Moukden, the capital of
Manchuria, in connection with .the
surveying work "of the railroad from
Kirin, another large Manchurian town,
to NewchwangV the seaport of the
province. . According to current re
port it was proposed to make a junc
tion of this line for Moukden at a
place a short distance outside the city,
but' the general got' a number of
geomancers to investigate 'the effect
of this selection upon Moukden. These
sages reported that the vertebras of the
dragon which ' encircles the-holy city
of Moukden would be broken by driv
ing the long spikes of the railroad
ties into them, and-accordingly the
general . .vetoed the decision of the
engineers and directed them to carry
the railroad in a straight line from
Kirin to Newchwang, without ap
proaching Moukden at all. This,
while 'a' shorter route, would compel
the crossing -of a low aid marshy
tract of land, liable to floods and only
spatsely populated. , -
FATALIST, BUT CAUTIOUS.
He Believed Id Predestination, Bat Wanted
to Be at a Safe Distance.
It was once said by some humorist
that the chances were if a man intent
upon committing suicide should meet
an angry bull in- a field he would run
to save hislif e. . ;
And bo it goes, the New York Herald
moralizes. ' Most men who profess a
belief in destiny and an indifference to
fate when brought face to faoa with a
danger or placed in a desperate situa
tion seek to avoid rather than embrace
the inevitable result of the event re
garding which they - have held such
A" case in point is related by a trav
eler returning from the south, and
hinges upon tne experience ot a minis
ter of the foreordination school of belief-on
a Mississippi steamer in the
good old-fashioned days of river rac
ing, when a negro sat on the safety
valve and the furniture and-woodwork
of the boat fed the fire.
The captain seeing, a rival boat half
a mile ahead began to curse in true
old-time) style,- and . ordered tar pine
knots, naval stores,' bacon, etc., to be
thrown in to kindle- the fire as. hot as
possible. As the steam got higher and
higher and the .old, boat trembled and
groaned under the .'. . pressure, . the
preacher drew nearer and nearer to
the stern. ' . . .
Noticing this aii8 never losing an opportunity-
to crack a - joke, the bluff
captain tapped : the fatalist on the
shoulder and- said; "116110, Brother
Blank, what's ailing you? I thought
you was one of them fellows what be
lieves what is to happen will happen
nohow."" . - ;
"So I do," replied the clergyman
drawing himself up. !So I do, but I
want to be as near the stern as . possi
ble when it does happen."
Mortality of French Infants.
Owing to the enormous mortality of
newly-born Parisians put out to nurse,
and owing t6 the great mortality of in
fants, principally among the laboring
classes, from diphtheria and measles,
and the high mortality of the citizens
from consumption, the average life or
average age of those whodie in Paris
appears to be only twenty-height years,
while for the whole of France the aver
age age is forty. Nevertheless the popu
lation of Paris increases more and more
by the incessant immigration, of pro
vincials' and .foreigners, who make up
two-thirds' as against one-third of na
tives. But owing to their feeble natal
ity and high mortality, the families
which are not united to these immi
grants die out in three, four or at most
five generations. .-
Look 0ver Your County Warrants.
All county warrants registered prior
to January 16th, 1890, will be paid if
presented at my office, corner of Third
and Washington streets. Interest
ceases on and after this date.
- - Wsr. Micheli.,
Treasurer Wasco County.
October 2lt, 1893. tf
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Dr. King's New life Pills free, as well
as a copy of Guide to Health and House
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nothing. -.v. Sold bv Snipes SrKinersly.
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The experience of Geo. A. Apgar, "of
German Valley, N. J., is well worth re-,
membering. He was' troubled with
chronic diarrhoea and doctored for five
months and was treated by four differ
ent doctors without benefit. 'He then
began using Chamberlain's Colic, "Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy, of which one
bottle effected a complete cure.' It is
for sale by Blakeley & Houghton, drug
gists. ' ' ' - . - - J
Good Chance for m Bustler.
A man is wanted by -Kerr & Buckley
of Grass Valley to run their hay and
grain ranch on shares, one with some
means preferred, but can : furnish all
horses, harness, plows,- etc., if neces
sary, . provided be pays bis own living
expenses for the year. ;' One hundred
and fifty acres is already sown and now
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For further particulars address Kerr &
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For sale or trade for a farm . in Wasco
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The Dalles is the largest original wool shipping point in .
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ITS PRODUCTS. ', '
The ' salmon fisheries' are the finest on the Columbia, yielding
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