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ROOT AND BRANCH,
the poison in your blood,
, however it may have
come or whatever shape
it may be taking, is
cleared away by Dr.
Pierce's Golden Med-
jS ical Discovery. It's a
4TliN remedy that rouses ev-
yf ery organ into healthful
fA action, purifies and en-
- riches the blood, and
.X -1 1 A 1 J3
luruuga it cleanses uiiu
r' invigorates tne wnoie
'W system. Salt-rheum,
Tetter, JLozema, Erysip
elas, Boils, Carbuncles,
. Enlarged Glands, and
tyT' the worst Scrofulous
JL are perfectly and per
I It manentlv cured bv it.
Unlike the ordinary
Spring medicines or sar
'saparillas, the " Discov
ery " works equally well
at all seasons. All the
year round and in all
cases, it is guaranteed,
as no other blood medi
cine is. If it ever fails
tl have your money back.
y ' You pay only for the
1 yood you get.
Isn't it safe to say that no other
Wood - purifier can be "just as
good ? "
If it were, wouldn't it be sold so ?
By its mild, soothing, cleansing
:and healing properties, Dr. Sage's
Oatarrh Remedy perfectly and per
manently cures Catarrh in the Head.
BRIEF AND BRIGHT.
New York is variously known as the
Empire city, Gotham and the Metrop
olis of America.
ILast June, Dick Crawford brought his
"twelve months old child, suffering from
infantile diarrhoea, to me. It had been
weaned at four months old and being
sickly everything ran through it like
water through, a sieve. I give it the
usual treatment in snch caees, but with
out benefit. The child kept growing
thinner until it weighed but little tnttre
than when born, or perhaps ten pounds,
it then started the father to giving
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
diarrhoea Remedy. Before one bottle
'Ofrtfce 25 cent size had been used, a
marked improvement was seen and its
continued ase cured the child. Its
weakness nnd puny constitution disap
peared and its father and myself believe
the -child's life was saved by this remedy.
T. Mabww, M. D., Tamaroa, 111.
'for sale by UlakeJey & Houghton Drag.
Borrowing trtvnble is a wretched
business, for if a man will only wait
She will have troubles of his own to
jrive away. Ram's Horn.
"Anurse kicked H. S. Shafer, of the
"Freemyre House, Middleburg, N. Y. on
the knee, which laid him np in bed and
caused the knee joint to become stiff.
.'A friend recommended him to use
Chamberlain's Pain Balm, which he
lkl, and in two days was able to be
.around. Mr. Shafer has recommended
it -to many a bruise or sprain. This
same remedy is also famous for its cures
-of rheumatism. For sale by Blakeley &
'Thk gifts to missions of the women
of the United States, in only'seven de
nominations, amounted last year to
over one million dollars.
The Modern Jack Horner.
-'Little Jack Horner mK In a corner.
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum,
And naid: "VVhata good boy am 1!"'
Hut little Jack Horner became a deep mourner
When older be screw and a srlutton.
r"o his liver, I'll state, was like. a dead weight.
As he drank wine and ate too much mutton.
ioor Jack's time ot grief, however was brief,
And of tidiness he ceased to be fearful;
"or a boon friend said "Well let's try JPiercc's
And with good livers both arc now cheerful.
'Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets, abso
lutely effective in cases of sick headache.
constipation, indigestion and all de
rangements of the stomach and bowels
$500 reward offered for an incurable
-ase of Catarrh by the proprietors of Dr.
--Sage's Remedy. 50 cts. ; by druggiBts.
It costs Great Hritain 8-0,000 to scrape
the barnacles olf the bottom of one of
its biff men of war and repaint it, and
this has to be done twice a year in
the case of nearly every vessel. .
The turtle can live for nearly a
century and the pike for about one hun
dred and seventy-five vears.
A recent discovery by an. old
physician. Successfully used
monthly by thousand of
'ladies. Is the only perfectly
safe and reliable medicine dis
covered. Beware of unprincipled druggists who
offer inferior medicines in place of this. Ask for
-Cook's Cotton Root Compound, tote no substi
tute, or Inclose si and 0 cents In postage in letter
nod we will send, sealed, by return inalU Full sealed
particulars la plain envelope, to ladies only, 2
stamps. Address Pon". Lily Company.
Ko-S Fisher Block. Detroit. Mich. .
.Sold in The Dalles by 8nipea & Kinersly.
Some of -the Queer Dances of -the
Intricacies of the "Buck" and " Wing: '
Dances as Performed by the Nat
ural Terpnicb.orea.ns of the
All city warrants registered prior to
December 3, 1891, are now due and pay
able at my office. Interest ceases after
this date. 1. 1. Bueget, City Treas.
Dated Dalles City, May 15, 1894.
Before the war, a plantation negro
who could not dance a few steps of
that particularly characteristic Ethio
pian dance known as the , "buck
dance" was very hard to find. It was
the pastime of old and young darkies
alike, not only on the plantations- and
on the levees, but on the decks of the
steamers that plied the various rivers
of the south, and at that time formed
almost the onltf mode of travel and
transportation. The "buck dance,"
however, attained its greatest , perfec
tion and enjoyed its greatest popularity
on the plantation, because there was
more leisure time granted slaves on
plantations than to those who were
employed on the rivers and steamboats.
It was, says the Chicago Herald, a mat
ter of great surprise to the stranger
traveling; through, the south to see
with what precision and .versatility
very young darkies executed the many
difficult steps that characterize "buck"
and "wing" dancing.
While the dance is one difficult of
execution, it has been acquired by the
jig and step dancers of the American
stage as far as the simple steps them
selves are concerned, but it is impos
sible for anyone but a; negro to. put
that distinctive personality into the
dance which makes it so fascinating to
the beholder. It is impossible to tell
how old the "buck dance" is, or where
Or when it originated. It is errone
ously stated that it was called the
"buck dance" because only men or
'ck negroes indulged in it, but this
is not the case. It derives the name of
"buck dancing" from the fact that on
the plantations it was eustomary for
one dancer to "buck"- or pit himself
against another. The contest was not
only one of endurance, but also in the
variety of steps and contortions that
the dancer indulged in.
The war and consequent freedom of
the negro in no wise interfered with
the "buck dancing." In fact, it is
more common to-day in those districts
in the south in which the negro popu
lation dominates than ever before, a
fact that possibly may be accounted
for by reason of the very freedom of
the negro and his disposition to do as
he pleases. It has ever been the '
pleasure of the darky to dance, and as
a race he indulges in it now more than
ever. On the occasion of festive gath
erings where the darkies from various
plantations had gathered for dancing,
singing and feasting, it was not an,un
usual sight to see several "buck danc
ing" contests going on at one time.
Usually two robust ,young darky boys
would begin the contest. Upon signs of
fatigue on the part of either of these a
restlessness would be observed among
a half-dozen or more young darkies of
both sexes, standing nearest to the
dancers, and urging them on to
greater efforts by shoots, laughter,
calls for change of steps and different
steps. As soon as one of the dancers
gave evidence of distress one of the
restless group that surrounded him
would jump into his place, force him
away, and commence dancing with
might and main, keeping up or varying
the steps until the second of the
original couple tired out, when his
place would be immediately taken by
either boy or girl, and. so on the
contest would continue-for hours.
"Wing" dancing was mostly in
dulged in by barefooted darkies, the
steps being of a bounding nature and
not wearing on the sole of the foot.
Another very popular dance in the
south among the darkies was "Jump
ing Jim Crow,"' a dance that could be
indulged in by the barefooted darky
without much danger to the soles' of
his feet. "Buck dancing" is totally
The shoes used are ordinary flat
bottomed shoes without heels, and the
entire foot must be kept on the floor.
In all the bewildering movements and
steps the pat-pat-pat of the dancer's
feet must keep perfect time . with the
music of the banjo. "The names of the
various steps are curious. He begins
with the "rabbit hop," which brings
into play every muscle of his body as
lie bends and hops without lifting his
feet from the ground. Then comes the
"Johnny Bull," which. is a series of
slides and a heavy step to each bar of
music. That changes to a rushing
step, with a slip from the heel "and a
perfect balance of the body. Then
the "Bass Malard," where he waves his
hands from the forearm and the .left
foot drags, while the right seems to be
doing a lot of hard work.
He swings from that into "Broken-
Foot Charley," a crazy .sort of dance,
where he gets his legs all tangled up
and one foot twists around the other
without landing him on his back, as it
certainly would a beginner.. "Break
de chicken's neck" is the next change.
This is a twist of ankle and of knee, as
a man twists a chicken's neck. In "Go
'way sugar, yo' done Jos' yo' taste," the
"jig-sand" represents sugar and Grant
pushes it and bursts away and by feet,
arms and face indicates dislike.
"Scratch ground" means walking and
reversing in time to the rapid "music.
In this he is loose-jointed from the
head down. "Wake up, black man," is
a wild dance. He swings around and
turns and twists like a contortionist,
but never once loses his time; his
movements are swift and remarkable
for strength and grace. Only a young
and powerful physique could stand the
The late Judge Henry Tutt; of St
Joseph, Mich., when twenty-one com
manded the independent company
which acted as the bodyguard of the
Marquis de Lafayette on his tour from
XV ashington City to Richmond in 1825.
Railroading in Denmark is still in
its infancy. An express . train there
makes not more than one hundred
miles a day. V '.
Heu York fcklv Tribune
The Gate City of tle Inland Umpire is situated at the head
of navigation on the Middle Columbia, and is a thriving, pros
perous city. ' .
It is the supply city for an extensive and rich agricultural
and grazing country, its trade reaching as far south as Summer
take, a distance of over two hundred miles. .
; The Largest Wool Market. -
The rich grazing country along the eastern slope of the Cas
cades furnishes pasture for thousands of sheep, the wool frosa
which finds market here. ' .
The Dalles is the largest original . wool shipping point in
America, about 5,000,000 pounds being shipped last year.
- -The salmon fisheries are the finest on the Columbia, yielding
this year a revenue of thousands of dollars, which wjll be more
than doubled in the near future. .
sThe products of the beautiful Klickitat valley find market
here, and the country south and east has this year filled the
warehouses andnil available storage places o overflowing with .
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It is the richest city of its size, on the coast and its money ia
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Address P.O.Box 181.The Dalles
Through Daily Trips (Sundays ex
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Steamer Dalles City leaves Portland
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B. F. LAUGH LIN. '
treasonably Ruinous Hates.
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Thai poet unquestionably hstd reference to the
m Fniinrp I
at CRANDALL & BURGET'S,
Who are selling these goods out at' greatly-reduced rates.
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Late Special Agent Oeneral Land Offie.
J. E. BARNBTfP
Bayard cfb Barnett,
Jt?e Ieal Instate, tpai?, Ii?5uraiee,
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