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THE EXCELLENCE OF SYEUP OF HQS
Is due not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the California Fie Syrup
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing the
true and original remedy. As the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the' California Fio Syrup Co.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
assist on 3 in avoiding the -worthless
imitations manufactured by other pa
ties. The high standing of the CALI
FORNIA Ti'i Sykup Co. with the medi
cal profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It is
fax in advance of all other laxatives,,
as it acta on the kidneys, liver and
bowels without irritating or weaken
ing them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
effects, please remember the name of
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cat.
lOnaVILLE. Ky. NEW YORK. If. Y.
Mre. Wm. VanDibber left this morn
ing on a businesb trip to Olyuipia,
Frank ' Wood left this morninz for
Portland to attend the basinets college
in that city.
Dr. Hollister bae just returned from
a professional trip Into bnerman
county being called'to consult with Dr
G. McPherson, who has been spend
ing the holidays witli hia family in this
city, returned to his ranch near Hay
(Jreek this alternoon.
A Narrow Escape.
Thankful words written by Mre. Ada
E. Hart, of Groton, S. D. "Was taken
with a bad cold which settled on my
lungs; congh set in and finally terrain
ated in Consumption. Four doctors
gave me up, saying I could live but a
ebort time. I gave myself "up to my
Savior, determined if I could not stay
with my friends on" earth, I would meet
my absent ones above. My husband
wa9 advised to get Dr, King's New Dis
covery for Consumption, Coughs and
jColds. I gave it a trial, took in all eight
"bottles. It has .cored me, and tbank
God I am saved and now a well and
healthy woman." Trial bottles free at
Blake'.ey & Houghton's drag etore,
;Kegular size 50c and $1.00. Guaranteed
or price refunded, ' 1
"Water Commissioners Special Meeting
A special meeting of the water com
missioners was called last night tor the
purpose of making a settlement with the
Pacific Bridge Co., which has just com
pleted the work on the new water system
Including extra work of extending
mains, etc., the bill of the company was
$10,933.89, which was allowed and or
Other bills allowed were :
Wm Mores nfleld, labor ...$13 00
Wm Nicholas, labor 15 00
Geo Reno, labor. 4 00
Wm Michell, filing 6aw s. 25
J B Goit, work on map. ...... 24 00
The Sure La Grippe Care.
There is no use suffering from this
dreadful maladv, if you will only get the
right remedy. Xoa are having paih all
through your body, your liver is out of
order, have no appetite, no life or ambi
tion, have a bad cold, in fact are com
pletely used up. Electric Bitters is the
only remedy that will give you prompt
and sure relief. They act directly on
your Liver, Stomach and Kidneys, tone
up the whole system and make yon feel
like a new being. They are guaranteed
to cure or price refunded. For sale' at
. Blabelev & Houghton's drug etore, only
50 cents per bottle. ' 1
Heaviest in Spokane's History.
Spokane, Jan. 2: Spokane during the
laet twe days has experienced the heav
ieat snow in Us history. Since yester
day morning fifteen inches ' has fallen
making twenty-five inches on the
ground. Because of strong winds, te
snow has drifted and it ia with difficulty
that street car lines are kept open. In
places the snow has drifted to a depth
of fifteen feet.
Horrible agony is caused by Piles
burns and skin diseases.. These are
immediately relieved ami quickly cared
by Do Witt's. Witch Hazel Salve. Be
ware of worthless imitations. Snipes
Kinersly Drug Co.
BACKBONE OF ARMY.
Noncommissioned Officers the
glorified Sinews of War.
With Unlimited Ability to Work,
They Bear the Brant of Battle
ud Shoot Their Way Into
the Corridors of Oblivion.
The recruit of the army no sooner
swears tnat ne "win ooey tne com
mands of all officers placediabovehim"
than he falls into the hands of a cor-
oral. This soldier, with the two clean
white chevrons on his sleeves, looks
im over, guides him to a bathing
place and begins to lick him into shape.
He begins by teaching him how to
tand, how to turn around, where to
keep his eyes and all the small details
of the soldier business, ne impresses
on him the necessity of quick doing,
and cautions that the officers are there
o think. Then the recruit is shuffled
on to a sergeant, who places him in a
set of fours and teaches him how to
find his place and what to do when he
finds it. He finally falls into the nanus
of the first sergeant in company drill.
He may get an occasional sight of his
captain, but he learns to know ana em
ulate his sergeant.
The "noncom." is the teacher. His
unlimited ability to work and his un
dying patience straighten up round
shoulders, liven up shulliing steps and
make a'-sturdy soldier of the raw re
cruit. He works always and forever,
and executes the orders of his supe
riors quickly and accurately. He
serves as a model to be copied after by
the private he is the backbone of the
Glory seldom comes to the "non-
com. A long time ago a certain Sergt.
Jasper won a permanent place m his-
tory, and more recently Sergt. Ham
ton Fish died bravely at the front
The "noncom."' works unnoticed, like
the line player in the football team,
because he doesn't run with the ball,
but he is the backbone that holds the
ribs together. When the battle is hot
and sweat mingles with blood on the
sodden field, when bullets whizz and
shells scream, when comrades sink to
the ground and turn on their faces, the
oificer lifts his sword on high and step:
lorvvard into glory. The "noncom.
speaks the quiet "Steady, boys!" and
walks into the jaws of death, shooting
his way into. the corridors of oblivion.
The captain knows he will be famous if
be survives famous if he dies. The
ergeant or the corporal knows his
wife and children will weep over their
loss, his comrades that survive him will
bury him in a soldier's grave wrapped
in his blanket. He is too numerous
for the historian to mention; he was
simply doing his duty. Yet if the vie
tory is won it is because he is in his
place and doing this same duty.
Under the new tactics in use by the
United States army companies no
longer fight with men shoulder to
shoulder under the direct command
of the captain. Much stress is laid on
the skirmish drill, in which sets of
fours under corporals and squads un
cier sergeants fight in open order,
firing at will after the captain has or
dered "commence firing." The cor
poral is responsible for his set of
fours and the sergeant for his squad.
The first sergeant is in a manner re
sponsible for the entire company and
is ready to assume command when his
officers are shot down. The new ar
rangemen't gives opportunity to the
noncom. to show himself.. It remains
to be seen whether or not he will break
It is not in battle, however, that the
noncommissioned officer earns the
title of "backbone," for in the fight the
sweating private is a necessary per
son. In the camp the white-chevroned
soldier makes his presence known and
felt. The first sergeant, gruff, stern,
severe, kind, man of all work and all
intelligence, father of his company
and mother, too, in camp, is in charge
of his men. He looks after the com
pany quarters, tents, bedding, cloth
ing, knows all about the kitchen and
sees to the equipments. He calls the
roll, details the guard, knows the abil
ity and willingness of every soldier of
his command -and is the disciplinarian
and mouthpiece of his company." He"
is the go-between for privates and offl:
cers, adjusts quarrels and disseminates
advice.- The company-books, though'
not intricate, are tedipus.'and are kept
by him, and he reports the dead to
his captain. He seems "to1 be in everf
pi ace at the same time, ne is th.e model
soldier. " " "
The literature of the present war
is yet unwritten.. Glorious-victories
have. been won and admirals and gen
erals have been launched into ever
lasting fame. It is to be hoped, when
the war correspondents get back to
the quiet of their 'desks, they will not
have been blinded by the glare of up
lifted swords and glittering shoulder
straps to the bravery and courage of
the "noncommissioned man." There
is room in history fdr the "backbone1
of the army." Kansas City Star.
In Olden Times
People overlooked the importance
permanently beneficial effects and , were
satisfied with the transient action ; but
now that it ia generally known that
Syrup of Figs will permanently over
come habitual constipation, well in
formed people will not buy other laxa
tive's, which act for a time, but finally
I injure the," system. ' Bay ' the genuine,
made by the California Fig Syrup Co.
PAYING THE TROOPS.
Complicated Task Which Volunteer
- Paymasters Perform
The Routine of Remunerating Uncle
Sam's Soldier and the Amounts
They Receive Paying Dear
One of the plcasantest features of
army life is the coming of the paymas
ter with his gripsack lull of money.
Since the declaration of ' war "' with
Spain the war department has added
70 paymasters- and twice as many
clerks, under the emergency act pro
viding for an increase. The work re
quired is almost wholly that of expert
accountants. Especially is this true
of the department of the east, in New
York city, where, in addition to keep-,
ing the accounts of the volunteers in
this vicinity, the paymasters are
obliged to take care of the accounts
of regulars and retired officers .and
soldiers. There is no mercy shown' to
a green paymaster. ' Whether he un
derstands the work or not, he has to
do the same amount as is given to a
paymaster who has been in the service
10 years. In fact, there is a growing
suspicion that the volunteer paymas
ter gets the worst of it all round.
The retired list which new paymas
ters are required to wrestle with in the
paj'master's office in this city com
prises the accounts of 400 officers and
men who have been retired from the
service, but who are drawing three
quarters pay. These payments are
made ence each month under an in
tricate pystem of bookkeeping. It is
so complicated that no business man
of to-day would think of applying it
to his own business.
The retired officers and men are paid
on the first d iy of each month. Those
residing in Kew York receive their
pay in currency at the paymaster's
office, while those residing outside the
city are paid by check. The Xew York
pay department is under jthe control
of Lieut. Col. Wilson, who ranks next
to Paymaster General Stanton. Un
der him at the present time are two
regular army paymasters, all ranking
as majors. As in the army proper,
there is nothing done in the pay de
partment without orders, and the sol
dier who becomes impatient at not re
ceiving his pay at the anticipated time
should not blame the paymaster. It
may be that he has not received his
The First New York volunteers were
paid off recently by Maj. Fowler at
Fort Hamliton, and the method of
procedure will serve to illustrate all
payments in the field. On the rolls
furnished by the company command
ers an estimate of the amount due
each man, less fines,-was made by the
paymaster, and the latter, with his
clerk, went to the camp with sufficient
currency to pay off. At Fort Hamil
ton the place selected for paying the
troops was the hall of the local lodge
of Good Templars. Each company
was lined up, one at a time, in front of
the paymaster's desk, and as his name
was called out each man stepped' for
ward and received his money .
First comes the captain, who: re
ceives $150; then the first lieutenant,
who takes $125. The second lieuten
ant walks off with $116.67, and then fol
low the noncommissioned officers, be
ginning with the first sergeant, whose
compensation is $30 a month. After
the noncommissioned officers come
the privates, who receive -$15.60 ' a
month instead of $13 a month, as for
merly. In fact, fn all the salaries of
noncommissioned officers and privates
there has been a uniform increase of
20 per cent.
When an entire regiment is paid off it
is done from what is known as the roll
of the field, staff and band, containing
xne-names ot me Drigaae or regiment
al field officers. These officers are paid
by the paymaster in the same manner
that other payments are made, but the
amounts are much larger, the briga
dier general receiving $458.83 a month;
colonel, $291.67; lieutenant colonel,
$250, and major, $208.33. "Regimental
quartermaster and regimental ad
jutants receive $150, while, the regi
mental chaplain's pay is $125 a monith.
Commissioned officers - may draw
.their salaries from any paymaster,
ijjfcd it is not infrequent that accounts
are duplicated. In such cases there is
trouble in STOre .for tb.e officer. Pay
masters, although "the handle large
sums of money, are phljf under $10,000
bonds. They are responsible for the
accuracy of their accounts, and the
overpayment of money to soldiers is a
loss to the paymaster. The govern
ment checks up every, item in the pay
rolls, and every error in payment- is
charged back to the paymaster. The
possibility of error is a constant worry
to the volunteer paymasters, who are
unfamiliar with the work and who are
largely dependent upon their clerks.
For this responsibility their com
pensation is $208 a month. Were it not
for the erold shoulder straps and the
rank of major which goes with the of
fice, there are few paymasters in the
volunteer' service who would accept
the place, there are among -the vol
unteer paymasters some whose in
comes from their private business ex
ceeded that of their salary; brt whose
age disqualified them for army serv
ice, who have joined the pay depart
ment that they might acquire a mili
tary title. Such of these paymasters
as have been assigned to the depart
ment of the cast are fast realizing that
they are paying dear for their titles.
PLEASE LOOK HERE.
THE DALLES, OREGON.
Rooms on Third Street,
One Block Back
French & Co.'s Bank. '
BUM 33S QNV 3IAIOO
NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN THAT UNDER
and bv virtue of an execution dated the
10th day of November. 18 :8. issued out of the
Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Grant
County, upon a judgment Riven and rendered
therein on the 5th day of October, 1896, (a trans
cript of which was filed and docketed in office of
me county cierk or husco uounty, Oregon, on
the 22d day of October, 1896,) in iavor of K. 8.
ren field and against Mary I). Hess, for the sum
of 1 36S.45, und the further sum of $30.00 as at
torney s feP8,and 111.00 costs and dl-bursemente,
which said execution is directed tome ana com-
mflnrtincr in n tr lew nnnn nnil m11 tlm nmnivtv
of tne said judgment debtor, Mary D. Hess, or
so ranch thereof as may be necessary to satisfy
saiu juugment aioresaia wiixi interest tnereon
at the rate of ten per ceut per annum from said
5th day of October, 1896, and the costs and ex
penses of and upon this writ. I aid on Saturday
the 17th day of December, 1833, levy upon aud
Thursday the 10th day of January, 1809,
at one o'clock p. m. at the County Courthouse
door, ill Wasco County, Oregon, will sell, to the
uiguest uiuucr lur ua&u iu nana, ior me purpose
of satisfying said judgment, interest, costs and
expenses, the undivided oue fifth Interest of
tne Baia judgment aeDtor in ana to the follow
ing described lands and premises, to wit:
All of sections 21. 23. 33. 27 and 35: the south
east quarter and the uorth half of the northwest
quarter ot section '22; the northwest quarter of
:ion ; me west nan oi the west half and the
south half of the south half of section 31; the
Bourn ntui oi use nortawest quarter ot section
36. all in township 7 south, ranee 17 east, and all
of section 3 in township 8 south, range 17 east,
Willamette meriaian, in wasco i;ountv, uregon,
containing 4G00 acres more or less.
vanes city, Oregon, December 10. 1898,
Sheriff of Wasco Ccuntv. Oregon.
By F. C. Skxton, Deputy. Iec21-4w
IN THE CIRCUIT COUET of the State of Ore
gon for W asco Countv.
Eagar B. Pratt, Plaintiff,
Emily Piatt, Defendant.
10 Jtmiiy rratt, tne a&ove named defendant.
In the name of the State of Oregon, vou are
hereby required to appear in the above en
titled court on or before the 2S day of January
1899, then and there to answ e? the complaint of
plalntifl'flled against you In the above entitled
cause, aod If you fail so to appear, aLd answer
said complaint, for want thereof, the plaintiff
will apply to the above entitled court for the re
lief prayed for in his complaint to-wit.
for a decree oi tne aoove en tinea court dis
solving the bonds of matrimony- now existing
between plaintiff nnd defendant.
That plaintiff be awarded the sole care and
custody of their minor children. Katie Pratt and
rteuDin I'ratt, and for sucn other and lurtner re
lief as to the court may seem equitable and just
This summons is served upon you, the said
Emily Pratt, by publication thereof, by order of
the Hon. Y. L. Bradshaw, Judge of the above
entitled court, which order bears date the 12th
day of December, 1898, and direct d that said
amount be published once a week for not less
insn six consecutive weeKS in tne -dalles
Cbbonicle," a newspaper of general circula
tion published in Dalles City, Wasco couuty,
Oregon, and said publication to begin w'th Sat
urday, the 17th day of December, 1898, and eud
with Saturday the 21st day of January, 1899.
12-13-1 Altorueys f9r Plaintiff.
U. 8. Land Office, The Dalles, Ob., (
NOVEMBEB, 23, 1898. . j
Complaint havine been entered at this office
by Frank C. Wilson against Gustavo A. Brock-
man ior aDanaoning nig homestead entry, no.
4919, dated Oct. 21, 1893, upon the WV4 8E!4 sec
tion twenty-two and tne fr'i section
twentv-seven. towushio Ave south, ranre ten
eaaf, W. M. iu Wasco county, Oregon, with a
view to tne cancellation oi saia entry, and nam
parties are hereby summoned to appear at this
office on the 10th day of January, 1899, at 10
o'clock a. nr., to respond and furnish testimony
vuuix'iuiug Mtiu aiiegeu aoanaonment.
u.ao-1 jai r.LuuAn, Keg) - tor
NOTICE FOK PUBLICATION. .
U. 8. Land Office, The Dali.es, On., I
December, 12, 1898. j
Notice is hereby given that the following-
named settler has filed notice of his intention to
make final proof in Bupport of his claim, and
that said proof will be made before the Register
and Keeeiver at The Dalles, . Oregon , on
luesuuy, January z-t, jsuu, viz:
Le A Bears.. Xbe Danes.
Homestead Application No. 5310, for the KWK,
NWJi Becti. n 31, Township 1 north, Kange li,
East V. M.
He names the following witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon and cultivatiou of
saia iana, viz:
Newton Patterson, of Tho Dalles. Oreeon
John Ferguson, of The Dalles, Oregon: Hcnrv
Ryan, of The Dalles, Oregon; Andrew McCabe,
of The Dalles, Oregon.
jAy P. Lucas, Register.
NOTICE OF RESIGNATION.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
has filed his resignation as one of the adminis
trators of the-estate of Perrv Watklns. deceased.
and the county court of the state of Oregon for
Wasco county, has appointed the 30th day of
January, mm, at the hour of JO o clock, a m, as
the time for hearing the same and the accounts
of said administrator np to said date. All per
sons interested in said estate are hereby notified
to appear iu said court at said time to show
cau.e, if any exists, why said resignation should
not De accepted ana said administrator aiscnarg-
Dalles City, Or., Dec. 27, 1898.
One of the Administrators of the Eotate of
Perry Watklns, Deceased. d28-4w
Per bead, for the return of- twenty
bead of cattle which were lost above
Mill creek falla. Branded E-A on the
left ehonlder and two crops off the right
ear. Eeturn same to SaH.marahe'a stock
yards and receive reward.
20-d2t w3w Bock Allert.
TO GRAND FOB
BOSTON AND ALL
POINTS EABT and SOUTH
For Information, time cards, mam and ticket.
u&i on or write to
W. C. ALLAWAY. Agent,
ine viunua, uregor.
ARLTON, Asst. G. P. A.,
rrison Cor. Third. Portland Oregon
Tie Dalles. Fortlaiii ani Astoria
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER LINE
The Dalles, Hood River, Cascade Locks and Port
land cany, pi-cent bunaay.
DOWN THE VALLEI
Are vou going
If so. save monev and cnlor a beautiful trie on
the Columbia. . The wet t-bound train arrives at
The Dalles in ample time for passengers to take
the steamer, arriving; in Portland in time for the
outgoing- Southern and Northern trains; Eaat-
Douna passengers arriving in ine jjaiiea in time
to take the East-bound train. -
For further information apply to
l. aixawai , uen. Agx.,
i na .uaues. Oregon.
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"North-Western" - Advertisers
Is the Shortest and Best Route to
CHICAGO aod the EAST
MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL;
And also, the equipment of its trains is the most
modern of the car builder's art embodying al
the luxuries, comforts ana necessaries ot travel
"TEE KEW RORTH-WESTEEN LIMITED"
(aoth Century Train) -
Is electric lighted both inside and out. and
equipped with handsome buff et-smolcing-librarj
ear, compartment and standard sleepers, free
hair car and modern day coach; and on which
no EiAiuA K Attn is cnargea. it maces connec
tions at Minneapolis and St. Paul with Northerr
Pacific Great Northern, and '-Boo-Pacific"
trains; and leaves daily Minneapolis 7 80 p. m. ;
St, Paul 8.10 p. m. ; aud arrives Chicago 9.80 a. m.
For berth reservations, rates, folders and
Illustrated booklet FEEE of the "Finest Train
in the World." call at or address Ticket
Offices 28 Washington St.. Portland; 608 First
Avenue, Seattle; 205 Granite Block. Helena;
113 Nicollet Avenue. Minneapolis; 395 Robert
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or address T. W. Teasdalk. General Passenger
agent, st. ram. Minn.
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First National Bank.
A General Banking Business transacted
Lreposits received, subject to sight
Draft or Check.
Collections made and proceeds promptly
remitted on dav ot collection.
Sight and Telegraphic Exchange sold on
rew xork, San Dranciaco anc "on- -land.
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Pacific, November 4, 1898.
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Own your own Gas Plant. Run your own me
ter. A complete gas plant within the lamp;
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THE DALLES, OREGON.
TN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF
A Oregon, for Wtsco County.
J. P. Shannon, Plaintiff,
Mary W. Lewis, Wayne F. Lewis and Wm. Mc D.
Lewis, Minors, by M. A. Moody, their guardian
ad litem, and Z. F. Moody, executors oi the es
tate of W. Mc. D. Lewis, deceased. Defendants.
By virtue of an execution, decree and order of
sale, duly issued ontof and under the seal of the
circuit court .of the state of Oregon, for the
county of Wasco, to me directed and dated the
28th day of December, 1898, upon a decree for the
foreclosure of a certain mortgage, rendered and
entered in said court on the '20th day of Decem
ber, 1898, in the above entitled cause in favor of
the plaintiff and against defendants, in the sum
of Thirty-two hundred and Fifty-lour dollars, -and
commanding me to make sale oi the real
property embraced in such decree of foreclosure
and hereinafter described, I will, on the ...
7tn day of February, 1899,
at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, and at
the front door of the County Court House in
Dalles City, Wasco Countj , Oregon, sell at pub
lio auctiou to the highest bidder for cash, in
hana, all the right, title and Interest which the
defendants or either of them had on the 11th
day of June, 1883, the date of the mortgage fore
closed herein, or which said defendant or any of
the defendants herein, have since, acquired, or
now have in and to the following described
Sroperty, situated and being in Wasco couuty,
The 8, NWJ.and the KE, Section 19,
Township 5, south of range 12, East of V il
lamette merioian, containing 160.47 acres accord
ing to the government survey thereof, the same,
being known on the maps and plats of the
U nited States as Cash Entry No. 83, of John P.
Shannon; or so much of said property as will
satisfy said judgment and decree Said property
will be sold subject to confirmation and re
demption as by law provided.
Dated fit The l.Uj, Oregon, this 28th day of
UccSltl Shetift' of Wasco Couuty, Or. .