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VOL. VI I
THE DALLES, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,' 1894
DANGER NOT YET OVER
Three Towns Surrounded by
WOMEN AND CHILDREN SENT AWAY
Refugees From Hinckley and Sandstone
at Duluth Memorial Meeting to Ite .
Held at Fine City.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 5. Reports
from the north are to the effect that
Carlton, Kerrick and Barnum are in
danger. Fierce fires now surround these
places, and bo dense is the amoke it is
impossible to see across the street. De
tails are hard to get, as wires are down.
A report was current in this city today
that Barnum had been destroyed, but it
has been impossible to confirm the re
port. The men of Kerrick sent the
women and children to West Superior
and Duluth for safely, and remained to
fight the fire.
Subscriptions for the fire sufferers
jumped up rapidly today. The first one
come from President James J. Hill, of
the Great Northern railway, and waa for
$5000. Accompanying this was another
for $5000 from President Hill's associates
in the Great Northern. Altogether the
money contributions will aggregate
about $25,000. Minneapolis has already
raised $12,000, and is rapidly increasing
the amount, and Duluth has a fund of
Cholera In Xnls Country.
Cumberland, Md., Sept. 5. John P.
Walther was taken from an emigrant
train today, suffering with what ap
peared to be a well developed case of
cholera. He was isolated in a house
' outside the city limits and the other
occupants of the car were locked in the
coach and forwarded to Pittsburg. The
nnfortunate man died in great agony
' this evening. Walther and his fellow
passengers arrived at New York yester
day, in the North German I-loyd steam
ship Elbe, from Brenen. One of the
passengers says that Walther was at
tacked with severe pains and vomiting
two days before the vessel arrived, but
that the ships surgeon gave him medi
cine which braced him up sufficiently to
pass inspection at New York. The au
thorities telegraphed the Pittsburg offi
cials to intercept and quarantine the car.
City Health Officer Duke and Dr. Ohr,
who has been through an epidemic of
cholera, are positive that Walther's was
a bone fide case of cholera, but are un
decided as to wheteber it was a sporadic
case or of Asiatic nature.' There is great
excitement in Cumberland tonight over
Nevada Silver Party's Ticket.
Carson, Nev., Sept. 5. At the open
ing of the silver party's state conven
tion today, the announcement that Sen
ator Jones had withdrawn from tbe
republican party was greeted with ap
plause. The convention unanimously
nominated F. G. Newlands for congress.
The platform adopted denies the right
of the government to restrict the coin
age of gold and silver at a ratio of 16 to
1 ; demands the abolition of national
banks, the collection of the Pacific rail
road debt, and the government owner
ship of telegraph and railroads.
Destitute People of Hinckley.
Duluth, Sept. 5. There are over 1000
destitute refugees from Hinckley and
Sandstone fires now in Duluth.- Over
$8000 has been raised for relief and food.
Clothing and lumber are being donated
liberally. The relief society yesterday
slant 100 unfortunates to friends and rela
tives in other cities. One sad feature of
.the catastrophe is the large number of
rvattle, horses, sheep and hogs, as well as
fowls, that miraculously escaped the
flames, and are now slowly dying from
hunger. . :
A Freight Train Barned.
Arcadia, Wis., Sept. 5. A west
bound freight on the Green Bay road,
running twenty-five miles an hour, ran
into a burning bridge near here, which
gave way. The engine and seventeen
cars were wrecked. Fire communicated
to the cars immediately and soon the
whole was a heap of ashes. A large
number of sheep, hogs and cattle were
burned to a crisp.
Highest of all in Leavening
North Sydney, B. C, Sept. 5. The
schooner Bigel, of Gloucester, Mass.,
Captain G. W. Dixon, arrived here to
day,having on board the crew and pas
sengers of the steamer Miranda, which
left New York July 7th, with Dr. Cook's
Arctic excursion. All the parties are
well. August 9th the Miranda struck a
rock near Sukkertoppen, West Green
land, and was abandoned in a sinking
condition August 23d in Davis strait,
latitude about 61 degrees, 15 main. ; lon
gitude 58 deg., 40 min.
A Ulg Republican Majority.
Buhlington", Vt., Sept. 5. Returns
from the election thus far received show
a probable majority for the state ticket
Whitx River, Vt., Sept. 5. The gu
bernatorial vote is being reported slowly.
Returns from 185 towns and cities give
Woodbury, (republican) 35,289; Smith,
(dem.) 11,810; McGinnis (pop.) 549;
scattering, 303. Woodbury's plurality
in these towns is 23,479; majority over
No ITear For Dubois.
Wasaingtos, Sept. 5. Senator Du
bois, of Idaho, would not be questioned
today concerning the action of Senator
Jones of Nevada, in leaving the repub
lican party, except fo say that any re
ports concerning a similar move on his
part had no foundation. He leaves for
tho West tonight. He regretted the
action of Senator Jones and expressed
the belief that silver interests would be
beet eubserved by remaining in the re
Arkansas Returns still Incomplete.
.Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 5. Incom
plete returns from the state elections in
dicate that Clarke's majority will reach
30,000. The democrats elected state and
county tickets in all except Nevada,
Pike, Green, Osborne and Stone coun
ties, in which the populists have major
Cholera In Kurope.
Vienna, Sept. 5. From August 27 to
September 3, there were 801 deaths from
cholera in Galicia and Bukowina. Since
the disease became epidemic there have
been 6958 cases of cholera, and 3,000
deaths in these provinces.
Two Sailors Picked Up.
Queens-town, Sept. 5. The steamer
Ohio, from Philadelphia f&r Liverpool,
arrived here with two sailors picked np
from a lifeboat belonging to a French
ship supposed to be lost.
Pour Men Shot. -
Baltimore, Sept. 5. At a political
meeting at Wayne, W. Va., last night, a
fight occurred between Camden and anti
Camden adherents, in which four" men
were shot, one fatally. '
Cholera in Germany.
Berlin, Sept. 5. The Imperial board
reports that throughout Germany from
August 27 to Sept. 3, inclusive, there
were 53 cases, and 21, deaths from
During the prevalence of tbe grippe
the past seasons it was a noticeable fact
chat' those who depended upon Dr.
King's New Discovery, not only had a
speedy recovery, bat escaped ail of the
troublesome after effects of the malady.
This remedy seems to have a peculiar
power in effecting rapid cures not only
in cases of la grippe, but in all diseases
of throat, chest and lungs, and has cured
cases of asthma and hay fever of long
standing. Try it and be convinced. It
won't disappoint. Free trial bottles at
Snipes & Kinersly's drug store.
Viklnar Sun-k in a Storm.
Chicago, Sept. 5. The celebrated
Viking ship, which crossed the Atlantic
and was exhibited at the world's fair,
sunk in the river during a storm Mon
day. ' '
A. M. Bailey, a well-known citizen of
Eugene, Or., says bis wife has for years
been troubled with chronic diarrhoea
and used many remedies with little relief
until she tried Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera'and diarrhoea Remedy, which
has cured her sound and well.. Give it
a trial and you will be surprised at the
prompt relief it affords. 25 and 50 cent
bottles. for sale by Blakeley & Houghton
Druggists. . ' .
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FUNNY WAYS OF MEN.
A. Woman, on Bchair of Her Sex, Asks
Some Unanswerable Questions.
The little peculiarities of women are
a fruitful topic with some masculine
writers. They .continually rush into
print with such questions : as: Why
does a woman always want to know if
her hat is on straight? Why does she
keep you waiting- ten minutes after
she's declared she's all ready? Why
does she this, that and the other?
Here's a counter blast from a woman
writer in the New York Journal. Why
does a man always have lengthened
and often profane interviews with
his collar button? It looks like an
inoffensive sort of an article to an
outsider. Why . does he rush through
his dressing- and throw everything- all
over the room, because he's in such a
hurry he "knows he'll be late" and
then spend a good five minutes filling
and lig-hting- his pipe? Why does he
never "put together and fold up a news
paper? Why, when a pretty girl
praises another man's "charming- man
ners," does he say the girl is "soft?"
Why does he declare that handsome
and popular young actors are "sticks?"
Why can he never, by any possibility,
find anything he is sent to look for in
closet or drawer? Why is his headache
or toothache so much worse than any
body else's ever was? Why is it always
his liver that does not work, instead of
the Welsh rarebit and mince pie that
have worked? Why will he go out after
a rain without overshoes and then
preach about the vanity of women?
Why does it rain too hard to go to
church, but not too hard to go to a din
ner or theater or club on any succeed
ing stormy day? Why does he suppose,
when he notes women's "funny ways,"
that women are not at the- same time
noticing his own funny ways?.
Trick by Which South Afriean Dealers
The discovery of diamonds in South
Africa led indirectly to some clever de
ceit by the dealers, says the Pall Mall
Gazette. Many of the South African
diamonds have a straw tjnt, which has
an unfavorable effect on their price,
especially as experts believe it will be
come more decided the longer the
stones are u exposed to the air. Some
of the more knowing dealers discov
ered that by subjecting the straw
tinted diamonds to a bath of certain
acids the objectionable color, was. re;
moved and the gems become pure
white. A number of diamonds . so
treated were sold in Paris and Berlin,
and brought higher prices than they
would if they had retained their origi
After exposure to the action of the
air for a certain time the original color
returns, but by that time they have
passed out of the dealer's hands. The
fraud was soon found out by the trade,
and they now guard against imposi
tions of such a cnaracter bv means of
various tests. Of these the. most gen
erally used are the hot wator bath or
friction. If a dyed stone be left in hot
water a few minutes it resumes it;, or
iginal hue; or, if the gem be rubbed
sharply on a towel, or even on the
coat sleeve, its normal color can be de
tected. These tests are simple and
efficacious and are in daily use.
AN EGYPTIAN CUSTOM.
It Mystified Herodotus. But Modern Inves
' ligation Fully Explains It.
More than one thousand years ago
Herodotus observed a remarkable cus
tom in Egypt,' says. Prof.' Drummond.
At a certain season of the 'year, says
the Washington Post, the Egyptians
went into the desert, cut off branches
from the wild palm, and, bringing them
back to their gardens, waved them
over the flowers of the date palm. Why
they performed this ceremony they did
not know, but they knew that if they
neglected it the date crop would be
poor or wholly lost.
Herodotus offers the quaint explana
nation that along with these branches
there came from the desert certain flies
possessed of a -''vivific virtue," which
somehow lent an exuberant fertility to
the dates. But the true rationale to
the incantation is now explained.
Palm trees, like human beings, are
male and female. The garden plants,
the date bearers, were females, the
desert plants were males, and the wav
ing of the branches over the females
meant the transference of the fertiliz
ing pollen from one to the other.
"The most savage and-horrible of all
the barbarous customs of the A shantes
in Africa." says I"rof. W. (. Steadman,
of Washington, "-is that of celebrating
the death of a king or great noble by
a sacrifice of other lives; indeed, al
most all of their anniversary rites are
attended by a holocaust of human be
ings. They believe that when a king
or a noble dies he must have wives and
slaves in the next world, just as he had
in this, and. in order that these may
not be wanting, the simple expedient
is resorted to of killing his wives and
slaves and sending them after him.
Rude and bloody ceremonies mark the
practice of this custom, which are con
tinued for about a week. Strange to
say, numerous volunteers are always
found who are not only ready, but
anxious, to be offered up in honor of a
dead lcing-2 '
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