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Bran and Shorts (Diamond
Mills), $12 per ton.
Flour at Bedrock Prices.
Good Potatoes, 65c a sack.
Chicken Wheat, 75c sack.
Choice Wheat, Timothy
and Alfalfa Hay.
AH Goods Sold at Lowest
Telephone No." 61.
The Championship Belt Stolen.
Davenport, la., Nov. 12. Richard K.
Fox's diamond championship belt, ex
hibited by James J. Corbett in the win
dow of C. E. Sherripp's drug store, was
stolen last evening by an unknown man.
The belt was valued between $7,000 and
$8,000. Corbett won the belt in his
rights with Sullivan and Mitchell, but
had to win once more before it became
During the prevalence of the grippe
the past seasons it was a noticeable fact
that those who depended upon Dr.
King's New Discovery, not only had a
speedy recovery, but 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 score.
She was born in Marion county, Ten-
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ucnsre, iu 10.1 anu came to Oregon in
1875. She lived a consistent member of
.the Free-will Baptist church for 57
years. Her husband survives her, and
three sons and two daughters are left to
.mourn her loss.
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W. A. McGuire, a well known citizen
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with the best results and always kept a
bottle of it in the house. After having
la grippe he was himself troubled with
a severe cough. He used other remedies
without benefit and then concluded to
try the children's medicine and to his
delight it soon effected a permanent cure.
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diseases which seemed beyond the reach
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Hundreds supposed to be crippled for
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Miss Elderly I ehall never marrv.
Laura Probably not ; but you made a
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All county warrants registered prior
to January 1, 1891, will be paid on pre
sentation at my offiGe. Interest ceases
after Sept. 10th. 1 Wh. Michell,
No Freight will be accepted for ship
ment between the hours of 5 P. M. and
9 A. M., except ilve (stock and Perish
able Goods. 1., P. & A. N. Co,
.Inly 20th. 189.
Poultry and Eggs "bought
Choice Groceries & Fruits.
Cor. Second and Union Sts.
DISUOlM I I LU VITH "i nt. GODS
Hindoos Constantly Straggling Between
Polytheism and Monotheism.
The gods of "India are everywhere,
and yet they seem to be nowhere. The
religion has, been one lonjr winter of
discontent; one prolonged struggle on
the part of the people to worship many
gods under many shapes, while al
ways on the point of believing in one
single divine essence as the cause and
creator of all things; a hand to hand
fight between polytheism and monothe
ism, in which the priests have contin
ually endeavored to play the part of
conciliators. Vishnu and Siva are now
the chief contending parties, and the
priests have tried to make them agree
by adding a third supreme deity in the
shape of Brahma. Of this fact ingen
ious searchers after collateral evidence
of Christianity have made' capital, say
ing that Brahma, Vishnu and Siva are
inseparable, and that the Hindoos are
evidently in possession of the dogma of
the trinity, says a writer in the Cen
tury. As a matter of fact this is pure
nonsense, and contains as much truth
as the parallels that have been drawn
between Christ and Buddha, Christ and
Krishma, Napoleon the Great and
Apollo. Archbishop Vhately, in his
great squib, showed once and for all
the absurdity of such demonstrations.
For the chief of Buddhist institutions
was the monastery, and in no Catholic
country have the mendicant and priest
ly orders ever flourished in such num
bers, in such wealth or in such power
as they did in' India during the eight
or nine hundred years which elapsed
from the rise to the extinction of Budd
hism. The monks took the vows of poverty
and mendicancy as individuals, but the
order, as a body, owned vaa estates,
magnificent buildings ' and untold
riches. Their error lay in severing
themselves too much from the people,
in making their religion too abstract
for popular comprehension, in leading
lives which were too secluded to admit
of any breadth of view and too well
provided with good things for any great
intellectual activity. They have left
but little behind them worthy to be
ranked as literature. In countries
where people live much in the open air,
dress simply when they dress at all and
eat what they can get, it requires little
effort of imagination or skill of pen 'to
make them seem as primitive as one
pleases. As a matter of fact, where it
is very easy to live, or, at least, where
little thought or labor is requisite to
obtain the means of living, a nation en
dowed with any natural activity is very
likely to devote its energies to intel
lectual pursuits; and the result is sure
to be a state of national thought which,
in despite of scanty clothing and rice
for breakfast, dinner and supper, will
turn out the very reverse of primitive.
India is such a country, end, so far as
the Aryans are concerned, always has
been. What it was before' the Aryan
conquest we have no means of know
ing, but it is not at ' all likely that the
modern religions and customs belonged
to the aborigines prior to that date. It
seems much more natural to suppose
that the Vedic hymns and the Vedic
faith if we may so call it were at all
times the exclusive property of . the
higher class of Aryans and that popu
lar religions existed among the masses,
as they do now, simultaneously with
the highly-civilized belief of the Vedic
Brahmans. The word branmana, as
designating a member of the priestly
caste (distinguished from the brahman,
the officiating priest and singer of the
sacred verses), is found only in the very
latest of the hymns, showing that no
such distinction was necessary before
the fusion of . the classes which proba
bly accompanied the southward migra
Notice of Proposed Street Improvement
By order of the Council of Dalles Citv
notice is hereby given that the portion
01 tne east siae 01 union street, com
mencing on the south line of Fourth
Btreet, Dalles City, and extending south
erly to where the north line of the alley
which forms the north line of the public
sen oot grounds intersects said street
said public cchool grounds being situ
ated on both sides of Union street be
tween said alley and the bluff, shall be
improved by the construction of a plank
sidewalk eight feet in width along the
ease siae ot said street.
Dated this 20th day of October, 1894
Douglas b. Dtjtur,
Recorder for Dalles Citv.
We again have an abundant supply of
dry fir and hard wood for immediate
delivery at the lowest rates, and hope to
be fayored with a liberal share of the
trade. - Jos. T. Pbtkes & Co
The Chronicle prints the news.
AMEBIC AN FOLK-SPEECH.
Old English Words Appear in New
Ixcal Rustic Dialects Are Composed' Al.
most Entirely of Older Forms of
Words Now Obsolete Some
The EDglish of book-reading Ameri
cans differs from that of educated Eng
lish people, writes Edward Eggleston
in Century, only in those superficial
traits that are the unavoidable result of
a different environment and the fluctua
tions of fashion. But along the shore
of a stream the current moves more
slowly, and suffers eddies and backsets.
Much old English of the days of Crom
well, some that goes back farther even
than to "Queen Marie's daies," will be
found in the dialect speech of rustic
neighborhoods in America. There are
facts in the history of English words
that will never be known until some of
the younger American philologists go
afield in search of the living forms that
grow in the soil about them, and that
are not less instructive than the dia
lects of England assiduously gathered
by a multitude of observers, or the
patois of the French country to which
Littre was not above paying his re
spects. Disavowing any pretension to be
a philological expert, I propose to write
here as an observer of American folk-
speech. On that portion of the history
of the English language which has to
do with its conditions and changes in
this country, and on that alone, I may
claim to speak with some authority, if
the life-long habit of studying the
people's speech, exceptional opportuni
ties for observing it in many widely
separated districts, and an extensive
acquaintance with writings of all sorts.
printed and manuscript, of the colonial
period, can give authority.
English travelers very early mention
the differences between colonial speech
and that of the mother country. This
arose partly from the great number of
new objects and processes that must
have names .and partly from English
provincial words adopted into general
speech in. America. For example,
swamp," with a far-reaching Scandi
navian ancestry, and no doubt a long
provincial use in England, had to be
explained to English readers, though
its use appears to have been general in
the American colonies. By 1676 it had
passed into a verb in common use in
Massachusetts; thus Ninigret, the In
dian chief, is said to have "swamped
himself" when he had hidden in a
wooded morass. In 1730 "swamp"
formed part of a compound word;
swamp-law, in Maine stood for cer
tain extra-judicial methods of attain
ing justice known to all rude and pio
neer lands. The word "swamp," like
many other provincials of the, time,
bettered its fortunes by immigration,
and was received into good English so
ciety when it went back.
There are indigenous words in our
folk-speech, but our local rustic dia
lects arc composed almost entirely of
words m tiioir older forms or older
censes, of English words now quite ob
solete, and of words from provincial
Lns'liah dialects. When first I lreard
farmers in the Lake George region call
a "cowslip'' a "cowslop," I emiled to
thick how modern the corruption was,
and how easy to imagine that the
name had something 'to do with the
feeding of a cow. But ratrh guesses in
etymology are ever unsafe; "cufloppe"
is friven as a form of the Anglo-Saxon
word nine centuries ago. The etymol
ogists miss the history of this word,
and of the word "slop," by not know
ing that, both as noun and verb, "slop"
refers to any liquid or semi-liquid food
for cattle, and this over so wide a re
gion of America as to make its an
Take another expression that seems
strictly American. "She is in a perfect
gale," one says of 'a little girl or a
young woman in a state of effervescent
mirth. It is easy and natural to sup
pose this to be modern, and to derive it
from a seafarer's figure of speech. But
the Danes who settled in England
spoke a tongue very much like the
Icelandic, and there is in this speech
the word "gall" with a long vowel
meaning a. "fit of gayety," so that
Anglo-Danish ladies in the court
of Knut probably "got into a
perfect gale" as our American wom
en and girls, do now. In New
England they have the verb to "train"
for to romp. For this I can find no re
mote ancestry; it may have come from
the New England "trainin'," with its
rum, cider and ginger bread, but I do
not think it so recent as that.
I have given enough examples to
sho.w that the most ancient and least
mutabie part of a language is the
residuum the folk-speech. Fashions
may change, but the countryman is
slow to give up the ways and words of
his forefathers. If the world's changes
knock the sense out of a word, he will
put another meaning into it with as
little alteration as possible. Some ol
the provincial English people say "hal
lowday" for holiday or holy day. But
New England hallowed no holidays,
and kept holy no holy days but the
Sabbath. So from holiday, or the broad
sound of hallow-day, some of our
northern farmers get "hollow-day"
that is, a day with no work in it. They
attach quite another sense to "hollow"
when they note "the condition of the
atmosphere in which sound is easily
carried. -"The air is so hollow that- I
can hear a train ten miles off,", one will
Beauty More Than Skin Deep.
. Science says now that beauty is not
skin deep. She can tell you that half
the charm of a pretty face at least the
expression is a matter of little muscles
and a complex labyrinth of nerves, and
that the curves of the lips, the glance
of the eyes, the droop of their lids are
a matter of the prevalent use of certain
small muscles in obedience to a preva
lent aspect of the mind. Moreover,
that the use of these organs of expres
sion has come down along ancestral
lines and that the mold of the features
themselves js a question of heredity.
MAN-EATERS OF THE PACIFIC.
Sharks That Are the Dread of the Cali
. fornia yhhAwti Ifc i ma -- r
.The"""SrTM man-eater shark as taken
on the Pacific coast is known only as a
man-eater. The hoyel-nosed -tsnarks
are sand sharks, too cowardly to attack
even a yellow dog. The thirty-four
foot shark, captured by some fisher
men, of the true man-eater variety
(carcharodon carcharias), seemed brave
enough and savage enough to attack
anything within its reach. This mon
ster's mouth was wide, the teeth long
and sharp, with an inward incline.
The stomach would hold a full-grown
man easily and a good deal besides.
The fish became entangled in a net off
Point Lama. Two boats attacked the
vicious creature and finally succeeded
in punching an iron into its vitals. The
side of one boat was stove in by a blow
forcible enough to knock one fisherman
overboard. ' - ,
These sharks, says the New York
Tribune, have been known to attack a
small boat, upset it and eat the oars
man. A man-eater over forty-two feet
long has been reported below San
Diego. The natives are said to live in
fear of this awful fish, which already has
the record of having eaten six men. It
has been shot frequently. The water
about it has been discolored with blood.
Yet the shark still lives. The tiger
shark is as ferocious as the man-eater.
Another large shark hereabouts is the
basking shark. It is taken measuring
fifteen to forty feet in length. The
skin of one thirty-two feet long is at
Stanford University museum. It was
captured last March. This skin alone
weighs over fifteen hundred pounds,
while the shark's liver produced one
hundred and eighty gallons of oil.
These sharks, however, are sluggish,
lazy and . do not bite people. Their
gill-rakers are on the whale model.
When entangled in a net they fre
quently suffocate, as the net restricts
the gills. .
California fishermen do not consider
five-foot sharks of much account when
from San Diego wharves black sea bass
are caught six to eight feet long,
weighing three hundred to five
hundred pounds Such fish are
common. They are taken on sha'rk
hooks and clotheslines. When hooked
the fish is allowed to swim about the
bay towing a two-inch plank. When
he is exhausted the line is hauled in
and the fish killed with an ax.
COST OF THE CRIMEAN WAR.
.John Bull Paid an Enormous Price to Keep
Russia Out of Turkey.
On July 12, 1856, the Crimea was final
ly evacuated by the British forces after
the war of over two years, says Spare
Moments. All the remaining stores
and the establishments having been
embarked, a company of the Fiftieth
British regiment was posted outside
the town of Balaclava to receive the
Russian troops, and on their approach
marched in with the Russian guard,
which was composed of about fifty
mounted Cossacks and a similar num
ber of Cossack infantry. The usual
salute took place, the Russians placed
sentinels wnere they wished, and the
English troops marched on board H.
M. S. Algiers. Gen. Sir William John
Codrington, chief in command of the
forces in the Crimea, and who died in
1884, embarked with his personal staff
at the same time. During this war the
British lost 3,500 killed in action or
died from their wounds; 4,844 of
cholera, and nearly 16,000 who suc
cumbed to other diseases, making a
total of 23,744, of whom 270 were offi
cers, and besides these 2,873 were dis
abled. The loss of French allies was
estimated at 63,500 men, while the loss
of the Russians on the opposite side
was reckoned as high as 500,000 men.
The war added to the British national
debt over 8200,000,000. Notwithstand
ing the enormous amount expended
Britain asked from Russia no pecunia
ry compensation, nor gained one inch
of land; but the defeat of the Russians
kept them out of Constantinople and
made the way to India and the east
clear. The memoirs of Earl Russell
show that it would have secured for'
the Turkish empire much internal ben
efit if the French had been as disinter
ested as the British, and not required
in that case some territory for them
The Women to Blame.
Prof. Peal, the ethnologist, recently
described to the Asiatic society the
condition of the, head-hunting Nagas
on the borders of Assam. The women
are to blame for the continuance of
the practice; they taunt the young men
who are not tattooed, and the latter go
out and cut off heads to exhibit to
them, fully half of which are those of
women and children. The area occu
pied by the tribe is not more than
twenty miles square, but in it during
the past forty years more than twelve
thousand murders have been .commit
ted for the sake of these ghastly tro
phies. She Wanted the Beal Thing.
Several years ago a celebrated tra
gedian was announced to play "Ham
let" at Windsor. When he came to the
soliloquy he made an unusual pause
after "To be " The queen, believing
that he had forgotten his lines, instant
ly prompted "or not to be. That is
the question." "By your leave, your
majesty," said the tragedian, put out
of courtly humor by the interruption,
"that is not the question. The ques
tion is my method of interpretation."
"Never mind your method," returned
the queen, smilingly; "what we want
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