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PENDLETON, UMATILLA CO., OREGON. WEDNESDAY, MAllOII 14. 1888.
win " J 1 1 1 1 nil- i" ppj m . pp. pp.
(IONIAN from .H S A L. MH" .sLr
elections. Two dollnr """' B --.....S
Dully fl,r iilBHBHHHHHHHHBHBBMBHHHBBHHHHflfllHIi I mmmmBmr
J. H. KOONTZ,
And Proprietor of the
enrietta Flouring Mills,
Highest cosh price paid for xraln. Ornham,
(.Jrnnuinicu aim noir-risini; nour 111
Htock. Corn incnl, Chop Feed,
etc.. for civic
Agent tor Knupp,llurrctl A Co'
Agricultural Implements and Bain
I. Are prepared to ship wheat or receive
Grain for Storage
fGaln Snoks and Harvesters' Suppllo
nt lowest Prices.
Fiimlli GroccHo a Spsolalti,
Having good shipped from Eastern eltlri
, via rortlnnil, cn livo frolKlit paid, losses
i mul overcharges ndjtistcd, nml forwarding
attended to proinptlVi nt low rates, by nil-
iOLIPHANT & CUTTING.
OHOCKIUK.S A 8PECIAI.TY.
iiuylng mid Helling done nn Commission
piard Shaving Parlor
BAYLOR & PATTON. Props.
Iliive nnuned In their now locution on
tntiit street, In Dcspntn block, with new ami
having. 26 conts
Hair-cutting, - - 25 "
aths, SO conts, or 3 for SI
City Drug Store,
Y, J. DONALDSON, Proprietor,
IAIN BT11EKT, PENI)I,ETON,Or
Continue to curry a full line of
prngs, Statonory, Placquos,
Porfumory, Tollot Arti
cles, Paints and
Igcnti for (lie AI(KRKl) WIUQHT Perfumo
, acknowledged to bo the 11 nest odor, In
, tlie world, In bulk, at fifty cents
)UR PRESCRIPTION DEFT
under the management of a thorough
Pharmacist, and customers can rely upon
having their prescriptions compounded
ucourutely ond at bottom prices. No sub
stttittlug one article for another In pre
scriptions. No Boys or Apprentices
Imployed to practice on the public, Hhould
you need unjthlng In our line we will
elve you a better article for lets money
I than any other store In town.
First-class coods only In stock. Pro
duct) bought and sold.
BUYS and SELLS
Cor, Main and Webb Srreeti,
ENDLETON, .... OftEaON
Livery, Feed, and Sals Stable,
J. B. KEENEY & CO., Props.
Put up your animals and your
monoy at this stand. There
Is no hotter in town. Our
patrons and friends will bo
COME TO SEE UB. AM, KINDS OP IIIQS
FOlt HIKE THE FINEST TUItN
OUTS IN TOWN.
J.B. KEENEY & Co., PROPR.
Denier In Now nml SccontMinud
And tnuliufiiclurcr of
Tinware, Copperwaro and Sheet-Iron
cf Every Description.
Tin Roofing a Specialty
(Jlvo u it trial. fc.1
Requisites for tho Toilet.
Stationory & School Supplies,
Fine Importud and Key West Cigars.
Opposite Vlllar.l House,
I'KNDI.KTON, - OKEOON
HOWELL & 0O
AM KINDS OF FUIINITUHE ltEPAIUINO
DONE AT THE I.OWE8T HATES.
Call mid examine prlocn.
Largest stock of furnlliito hi Eastern Oregon.
Howell & Co.,
Mackonxle& Ciivnimirh Dutldlm;,
COURT HOUSE BLOCK
Notice Is hereby irlvon. that imrnuant to
nn order Usued out of thi County Court of
UmatllU county. Oregon, duly mnda and
entered on tho lilli day of February, 1888, said
Umatlllu County wlllvell to the lilnlicNt and
bout bidder, uiid In Mich lotn und liarooln aa
nay be deemed inoit advuntageotu, lt val
uable real txliito In the town of Pendleton,
In tiuld counly, commonly known as Couit
Jloiuo block, kltuatcd belweHii Main. Court
niul AltimtreelH, In lilt, heart of the bUNlneaa
ponton or nitlit town, and cotiialnli olgh
teen (181 lntu fronllni; nn Miiln. ?mirt aiid
Cottonwood aireeu. Sealed pronosaU for
i ne purcliate nf Maid property, or of any por
tion thereof. uPl Im rpi.Hlvoii ha th. nmlfir.
algned, the i.'uunty Cleric of nuld county, at
any time prior to nine o'clock In tho fora
noon of Tliuraday,
The 10th day of April, A. I, 1HHS,
Ana an peroua bidding will be required
to make paymenta purautttit to nich ncaled
lllllH nrlor to 10 O'clock In lh Inmnnnn if
Hld day. Ataald laat mentioned hour all
lots and part of lota not then hold will bo
ottered for sale at public- Auction, In parcoU
lu .nit uium-iB, mm B. uiuy uppviir lUOHl an
vuntageoua to aald Court.
The county hus n fee simple eatate in said
property, and will execute, nroner deeds of
i-onveyanco to purchasers atlhe lime of sole.
The purchase prlcu mint bo paid oue-lmlf lu
cash upon the day of suie. und the remain-
uer on or ucmre uciouer iv, jiws, purchasers
to Elvo their notes for the hiiiiih wlm iut.
soiiul he urlty to be uppioveu by tho t'ourt.
The proceeds ol sale are to bo paid Into tho
County Treahury, and sotnpurtfor the pur
pose of erecting " new Court Home nod Jail
for suld county, for which purpose s.ild
Court has created u now fund known as the
Court House and Jail Fund. The County
reserves the nght to reject any and all bids.
iiy orueroi me Lounty Liiuri,
frl feb2l tf County Clerk.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
APIAUV AND POULTHV SUPPLIES, ETC.
S09 Second Street, Portlaud, Or.
avSeud for our Catalogue.
FKAltFUI, hTOKMH IN THE HAST.
A Mob In Kaunns Mr, llrrffnndnll Gets
Pntont Inliumnu Trrutiuont of Convict!
Htrlku on thu Union I'm I fie, tC.
Tho Atlnntlc Weather.
CntcAOo, Miircli la. Jlciisor roiwrlrt
from tho nimil nervloc oIUclm itidlcato
Hint 1 1 10 Htonn Iiiim liooii very violent
along the limllt Atlutitiuociist, Hwcopin
over tho Stilton of Kuw Yotk, l'entiHyl
vitnltt und Ohio. Thu wenthur In ninny
tuirlH Ik very colli. At Albany, Now York,
It Jh 4 dojn-oen ulxnoj.iit Now York city
10 deivcH nhove. 'I'ltero uto no ititot
ruptioiiH on thu IIiich couth or went of
Pittsburg HI oUadeil.
PiTOiiitriio, I'a.,. March 111. Kvorytliing
huru In Mockuiled with hiiow, mid there
1h no iironiiect of gutting out for at leant
'J4 hotirri. Thu drifted hiiow in in ninny
places fix feut deep, and mllcH alul inllus
of freight traiiiH aru waiting to get
through. Theto lms never been mich a
hlockadu lieforo in the hUtory of rail
roiiding. Tho wenthur id nuvcrcly cold,
and train-men and paxxcngcrH in many
iiiHtuiu'eitomiUcring. Thu thurniotnctur
in inoMt plaeuH Ih below zero. There in
no tronblu west of huru.
Hai.timoiu:, March 13. Telegrnphic
comninnication between hero and Now
York and Washington in entirely nhiit
oil' for thu find time idncu thu telegraphic
H.vHtnin went into oiwration. All wireu
aru down, also liundtcdH of jioIch. Thu
wind blew it gulu. Thu mercury full -0
degrees in tun bourn. No vu.shoI could
live in thu bay Sunday night, and doubt
Ichh there have been many dNantuin.
In New York.
Nr.w Yoiik, Mnrch 1!). Several pcrnoiiH
1k.'iIm1ic(1 IttHt iiiiiht. Thu hiiow in froen
ho hard that i1uwh can not Ihj iired with
auyullect. lhuiu wan a luarfiil galu tliln
morning,, ueorge i. Jiatrymoru, it wen
known non-ilea ur. wan foiinil In a nnaw
biink frozen Htilf. Thu ImmIv of Annio
llaliun l-'inher wiih found hiHtniuht frozen
ntilt in u hiiU-ui.y.
At I t Last Night.
Nkw Yoiik. Alldntulit. Tho Hltimtlon
now Ih lusx promising than tlilHtiftuinooii.
Snow U again fulling huavlly. Thuru in no
lurcuptlljlu iirogruHM toward thu resinnp
tiou of travel.
Thu Htorm lit AVunhlngtiiii,
WAHiiiNinox. March II). Thu futioiw
wind Htorm that ntriick UHliington last
night ban continued iinln urruptedly, and
still sIiowhiio Hiunn of abatement. It Is
nald tho presont Htorm in tmptvjo.lciito.l . 0f tj10 pruvIetoiiH of bin will. In decld
iu Hovority hIiico thu origin of tho nlgntd' ng xnon ,l0 capacity of thu tuntator to
iieglnuiui; of Ntrikij on th,, u. i.
0:ui.. Maich 111. Iist nhht at mid-
night the I'liion Pud .c snitch engineers uiav be In a statu of extreme iinliecility
milt work, ami the engines were taken to i ami yet hu may osschh stilllcient under
tlio round-house. Thin in tho boifinnimr Htandini: to direct bow his liroiniitv shall
of the threatened stilko on the Union
A Mul) .Moves a County Seat.
Toi'CKA, KA.vs.ib, March 111. It In Junt
eanied here that last Saturday two bun-.
dred men, with llfty teaniH, enicied Wal-'
nut city and diovo down to thu com t
houso. leaded nn thu coimtv rocordn. tbn
safe, and all tho olllco llxturen. and took
them to La Crosse. Thin In In doiluheo of
ainaniliito of tho .Sunromu court. Tho
moll llm.Mtmw.,1 to lnv tlio town In iiklwM
If tlim u'in, illKtiirlui f. i
Wahiiisiiiox. Match ill.- A patent 1
lt.,r,.ui,.ll HU l,.l..,,t.
,,r.intr.il Inwlnv In I T lbir,ii,il,ill ,,f
Vouu nnUlS, hC
clearer anil miow-plow. i
Mrs. Wetter not Oullty,
Dknvku, Colo, March 13. Tho jury In '
tho famous cane of .Mis. John A, Welter,
charged with murdering her husband by
l'IvIiil' him un-unlc. mill which hiin lie on
5n ttlTil here for tl.6 pant three weeks, ban
Isjen concluded, tho jury returning u
vnnlli-t nf nut inilltv 1
0r ,"t. . ? "i: I
Inhuman Treatment of Convicts
St. Louis. March 13. Sturtlinir du vol-
opemcnts have been brought to light at
Coal Hill, a mining town wheru convicts'
labor was employed, near Fort Smith,
Ark. It has been discovered that a no-
k'ro convict wan Hoggcii to iieatlt, An-
convict was Hogged to death
vvitvt t tt ti tutu ntti (iii,i .t.-v miiwjf
Imv ti is'liltn mull iiiilmwl llnoii.tn
ugeit m yearn, wan kickc
follow convict wlio nail
the desperate deed by
prisoner named Ilammel
pom lust niiinmor una ijeaton to ue.itii. ,
Tho citlzonHof Coal Hill threaten to hung
uniiium, uiu wuniuji, unu lo icur uowu
tho prison burruckn.
HuitoirrrbTow.v. P.., March 13. A
lireinatiire explosion of a largo charge of
lynamiio in a niuroau cm near ucre to-
lay burned thirty workmen under u muss
of debris. Ono Italian wan killed und two 1
mon were fatally injured.
KuzAUfTiirowx. N. J.. March 13.
Thin city bus been isolated for two days,
without trains or telegraphic communi
cation. One man was found in a snow
drift frozen to death. Several others tiro
mlsnlng, and It in feared they havo mot a
Tiiov, N. V., March 13. Threo men
wore killed hojo to-day by a snow-plow
uccident. Two men have lieen found
doad in the snow at Arnoldsville.
Kan Fjiaxcjsco. March 13. Hainburj:
nml l'l rlior. Mm n:i!.iM!:iI irnuilrf wlifi
were indicted for cheating an Oregon
farmer named V. M. 1'arkur out of a
largo Hum of moiiov, wore found gullly
to-uay by a iury,wlileh wan out only tnreo
mlnutoH beforu a eeing on tho verdict,
which given much Nillrfuction.
Comlti); to Assist ItnldliiK
Sa.v ritASCiHco, .Match lib Samuel
Now man, executor and tminugor of tho
cstatu of Saniuul Harding, ban gone to
Portland at thu roiiuent of Mm. Ilardlng,
mother of 0. M. Hauling, who In now in
tho I'orthind Jail on a charge of larceny.
Wanted tu gu With the Kmpurnr.
KuimiCA, Oai.., March 1!!. A Uerniau,
aged nlnety-ono yearn, nulclded hero to
day by tying a chalk-lino around bin neck
and then rolling out of bed. Ho wan tho
nauio agu an thu lutu Kuiiieror, and oftuu
uxprenhed tho wlnh to die at tho hhiuu
titnu. Accordingly, an noon an he heard
of thu Kmiieror'n death, he took bin own
l'our I'rrsons Drowned.
Victoria, 11. C, .March 1:1. It in junt
learned huru that ltuv. Sheldon Jacknon,
Mm. Ciiiiniiiglmiii.uiul two ludiann, were
drowned in the Skeunti river on February
l!0th. No parlicularn.
A Chluuso Mulder Cii.e.
Saixm. On.. March III. The Sunromu
coutt to-day ismied an altetnatlvo writ of
miiniinuiun reipiirnig Jitugo Miearnn to
Hlgu thu bill of uxcuptlonn in thu cuhu of
thu chiucfu iiuirdeierM.
1'oiiti.asi), March l.'l. .Itidgu Stearnn
to-day denied u now trial in thu cuhu of
the State ugulnnt V. it. Daly, and hou
fenced him to one yearV imprlHoninent
In thu K)nltentlary. Hetng anked If hu
had aiiythlug to nay, Daly teplled: "All I
can nay in that I am innocent."
DeeltliHi lu a Will Cnsr.
The following in a H.vllabun of Judge
Loril'n ilecihion in thu celebrated Chun
man will canu, l.itely ilccldid: When a
will in hIiowii to have leen duly executud
there arisen prcHiimptinii of Himity lu
favor of thu tcrdutor, ililchat thlrtntago of
thu procecdliiKH, tinlcHn rebutted or over
come by counter evidence, will bo milllcl
out . to authorir.o tho probate of thu will.
When, lu a civil proceeding, tho iptontlon
of nuiilty or insanity in directly in Ihhiiu,
while gmng to thu general prenumption
in fuvof of naiilty ull that may lie (ably
claimed for It, thu Lurden of proving in -
Hunlty In uihjii the Tarty who iihhcMh it
testamentary capacity is unduly a ipies
tion of fact to Ihj determined from consid
eration of till thu evidence. Thu testator
must have milllccnt capacity to compre
hend the consideration of bin property,
H,0iild or might havubeun thu object of
, i, ,,,! i... c,.,-.,-.. .i i..,.i..u
inn iciuiion io uiu iHjrsoii.i who wuru
I i.i,iL-,i liU uill. It U tho nmwl
i mind ami not tho purtleularHtatoof bodily
health that into Ihj attended to: I ho hitter
i lie dlHH).Med of. Old ago, sicklies, dlsticsH
' nor debility of IkmI y liicaitacltato.iirovlifed
; 1110 testator litis lKjSsCSSIOll Ol Ills mental
, ""'"Itlen and undorstiiudn tho buslnesn.in
whlceholn engaged. Hit? real iointin
",M,, s lestainuiuarj- capacity or In
nipaclty tit tho precise date of tho trunn
action. lint lllH mental comlltlon Wiih
before "Her executing the will in
only Imijortant uh It throwH light upon
the inlnd and hIiowh ItH actual condition
WllUU tllO Will WHS OXCClltcU. 1 lie III W
given to every man of sound mind tho
,"Bi iimiKJKu ui inn iiiuiviiy ur llini
, .11.......... i.i .....,,.-... i... i . ..
'."Vi!.!'"!! ' mled u o,lo ?f Uio
UIUCIUIII IllUUIin WHICH I1U HUH 111 nro-
clo.l Ufu, or old age, to com.uand'.ho
When it wan llrnt arranuod for nost
mtiHtem to hcihI lu thclrciuurtorly roiwrtn,
many iiuccr documents weru furnished.
'' , ' Ht fo ro.n
1I'U to l' I,i,,oiH
HlOtlol of COinprelieilHlvOllOSH, If
granimutical ptcclHlon. It in Mill
Onu of thu funniest camu from Water
nun in ti
grammatical ptcciuiou. It In still on lilo
at tho jiostolllcu department, und reads
an iouowh :
Wutorfonl, fulton co Hit
July thu (1 18."7.
muster James Ituckunlu, president of tho
Ufiltii.l Static Dour Rnr Iumiii r.irinlri,,l l,v
n. i..ur.w.nr,..u i... ,ji.,iiin., r,..,.
rol janH com jH yellowish and wont
cut Illoro thuu 10 or 15 booshllH to tho
uker tJl0 j.caKi, 0r tho coinintllllto Ih only
Tolerably meesiln and colery bavin
brokin outin aliotit 2 und a huf mllen
from boar, thalr aro u nowerful uwuken
on tho subject of rellgiin In thu tottn uu-
Doriiona and nioiiy Miles nro lioiu maiio
to know thuru shin forviven miss nancy
Smith u near nalior had twlnn day Ihj-
foro ylstorilay ono of thorn is u poor
rcraggy thing and wont live half its days
that Is aliotit all I know and have to re
jsirt the present tpiarter give my respects
to Mrs biikanin
unu stiiiscrii) uiiscii
Tlio regular allowance of tho princo of
Wales, by parliament, in 40,000 u year,
to which must lsj added 10,000 more
which In annually allowed for the jiriu-
tesn. Ho toceives u farther annual
income of X'tiO.OOO to X70 000 from the
levonues of the Dutch' of Cornwall, which
In his by birthright. Ills Income in round
nunilHirs in uliout fOO.000 ti year,
St Iuiis tifced to lio called u city of thu
rowdy Went, but nho is latterly becoming
innrn c-onVHliIinntil. I
! uuurtoriy, i now loom tnai pieasiu tiutv
ii to aoatn iy u iJV rcnortln an follows. Tho UurvestlnL'
1)0011 llrgeil Oil tO 1 lulu lu,. irnl in lu.rll- ..!! n.i.l mul nt
WIIH UeU lllltO U .In,, ..-li.,.i, tu liir,llv ,l nvinum iivi,i
O mstrntulatloiis A Sudden Depaiturn A
Three-llorso Train All mi Areoiint of
I'lpo Tho Candidate mid thu Youth.
I'rom our Itegutar Correipnudcn ,
Mud Cui;i:k-, On., March 8, 1888.
I denlru to congratulatu you on tho Im
proved appearance of your papo. I
liavu often lieard It ranked fotemui tof all
the paiiern published Ibis side of I'm t
l.ind. I'ho llrst thing the Orcguulun
known, It will have a healthy councillor
in thin, hur young namesake. Jlut then
brains are an plentiful here an In Port
land, and may In) tomo time when the
whltllgig of time makes thuproncr round,
she may drop a gentle lumiuiier to thu
intelligent reader of tho gtuat "Columbia
basin" that u nuwHpivjier abroad may bo
had at Pendleton. I wish you "good
Considerable sickness prevails In thin
section, piliiclpally among the little ones.
Thu littlu daughter of 1). W. McDanmild
In vury nick with lung fover. .Mm. Doc
tor ltcatichump in in attendance.
February and March havo evidently
exchanged places on tho calendar thin
year. It nnowed nearly all day yester
day and laht night. To-night the ground
in lioc.lng haul: but an Charley llessoier
would say, "nucii In our climate."
A gentleman living near here ban din
covered a novel method of keeping bin
chickens over winter, and an lie has neg
lected to apply for ledum patent, I feel at
illwrly to glvu thu valuablu dlscovury to
tho K. O. teadurn. Ho saym "1 watch
my hens, and when they leave oil work
In the fall 1 catch them and bury them
in a snow-bank, and there let them re
main until thu laying season comin
around again, when 1 dig them out, and
and with a gentle lire restore them to lifu
and activity again. Just think of thu
feed that may bo economized in this
K. J. Wilson, a bachelor, who ban
lived for Huvoral yearn on lowor Mud
creek, proved up on bin homestead a
couple of weekn ago. Next day hu packed
bin things ami lit out for put In unknown.
Going along thu road thu other day, I
observed ti man plowing with three
hoi sen, bis wife leading tho onu on thu
outside. Thinking the Idea a novel one,
I went over to Interview him. Hu said
thu horses were all gentle enough, but
1 being a foreigner, be had never neon
hud nothing ebo to do, lie set bur to lead
ing that onu around. Finding no loose
gear, 1 took bin miHondom, put the linen
on the two outside, fastened them to the
one in the middle and left "sbu" out of a
Job, for which "nho" tipicaied ipiltu
Mr. ThonuiH Spenco. living four iiiIIch
ulwvo Milton, on the Wnlla Walla ilver,
puicha-cd the eighty-ucru tract owned by
John ell, fur the consideration of i 1,(KX).
Tho brlghtoHt hiiiihIiIiiu Ih noon o'er
clouded. A ray of darkness follows tho
light. I met a friend on tho streets of
Walla Walla thu other day. Ills facu wan
all wreathed In smiles. Hu had just
been tho teclplcnt of it flue meerschaum
!po. Ho stopped long enough to extol
Its merits, likewise the viituen of Itn
donor, anil with a gentle waive of the
baud ami an "an revoir" be tripped
lightly across the si i cel. When about
half across tho nltpHry walk, bis feet
tluw up and bin head went down. Tho
pipe, held lu bis lingers, slipped from bin
grasp and rolled just far enough to laud
under thu w heels of a passing ex in ess
wagon. (Ireut wan thu full thereof, for
the onco highly cherished present wan
now ii mass of crumpled clay. I low sud
den tho transformation from a man of
smiles and pietism o to onu of angry
curses: and tlio pio, nh, tho plpo; xor
thing, how it must have millercd.
Hiding along the road the other day
with a prominent candidate, I met n
young man whom "bin honor" had
known for yearn. Tho candidate know
thu young man ipiitu well, but he bud
never deemed it incumbent on himself
to grant him a passing nod, Ah we met
the y. m.. the luiiMittuut candidate lie
thought him that the passing youth must
bo ncarliiL' tho votluu uxu. An wu ar
rived In Hnoaklni! distance, tho following
conversation took place: 1'. U. "Hello,
Jukoy, how do you (got along? I nay,
Jukoy, how old might you boY" "Twon-ty-ono,"
replied tho youth, without a
blush. "Titto unouuh, true enouidi."
echoed tho P. C; "I say, Jukoy, I'm
glad to meet you ; how's your ma, and
and how do you till eel idoim? I sav.
Jukoy, I'm running for olllco, and I need
your assistance. llere'Ha dollar lo buy
u present for your ma. Don't fonxct me.
Jukoy, when you go lo veto." "No, I
won't," Haul Jakey, "ll your up lor olllco
two years from now: then I'll bu old
enough to cant a ballot." Then ho
walked oil' with tho whole dollar, and
never blushed it Military blush.
Moral. Treat tho young mon kindly,
for bye u;itl bye they will till our bulls of
The Pension fjteal,
Krom thoHiinday Welcome,
Should Congress formulate into laws
all the bills now before it the list of
U'overnment iieusiouom will lie surely
doubled. Under the oiierallon of luws
, now in force the army doionlon!s Is In-
creaseu ai lire rate oi onu nuiiuica a nay,
and by thu time that all who claim
lKitinty havo been provided for tho jhio
nle will lu loaded with it tax tw
In excess ofthoumount now levied utx n
them for the ovnitloiiH of the Executive,
Judicial and legislative branches of the
fiovcrnimnt. In short, thu passage of
tlie pension i ills now jienaiug will mean
tho cjiisuniptlon, by oiipresive taxation,
of tho net profits of all tho fanners of the
M'lmt In Heine limn, at Tho Cascades.
Krom Tint Dulles Time-. Mountaineer.
Ono day thin week, desiring a fow
hours tccrcatlon, wo juinpedon lioard a
passenger train for tho locks, l.euvinir
thu city at PJ :41), in two hours and a half
wo wuio at thu government wotknat the
Ciucades of tlio Columbia. In 187(1.
through the ellbrtn of Hon. L. I.tino in
the house and Hon. J. II. Mitchell in thu
senate, an appropriation wan made for tho
survey and preliminary work of the eon
structioti of a canal and locks to facili
tate the passage of boats engaged in tho
trade of what in termed the Middle Col
umbia. 'For thu llrst four or live yearn
thu work wan donu by contract, tho up
prupriatloiiH averaging abo.it '00,000 u
yea'. The llrst season nearly all tho ex
cavation wan donu; but it wan found that
during thu spring, debris would wash
down, necessitating some lottlon of tho
work to Ihj donu over again.
Tho liouril of engineers llrst projected a
brcukwutor extending from tho "mouth of
thu locks to the foot of Bradford's island.
Thin was changed by a succeeding board,
and changes bae almost constantly been
iniulo by every Isiard of engineers, thun
retarding thu wotk ami delaying itn com
pletion. If onu plan hail licen followed
from thu Inception of the work It In rea
sonable to suppose that thu work would
have liooii so far completed now as to ad
mit of tlie passage of boats. There are
only certain seusonn of the year in which
any available woik can be done, and thin
changing of plans ban necessarily flit
tered away tho Hinnll amounts appropri
ated. During the high water of 1880 the bulk
head wiiHeuUHtruetod to protect the works
from tho Hood. Thin wan accomplished
at an approximate cost of $100,000. An
other appropriation of like amount wiih
sjHjiit in blasting out obstructions in the
river below, and still another in thu
plant used. While considering tho ex
penditure, It must not bo forgotten that
money must bo used each year in niacing
and replacing apparatus, and this will
make u considerable Item in the million
already used. Thoru cannot Ihj much
doubt that there luinlH'en nf inn h puiudei
iug of monoy in regard to tlie locks ; but
we do not understand engineering well
enough to make tin intelligent criticism.
NowHpapor rupoitH and nowspaiier re
jsjrlers will not havo much oiled m
Congress, until faets and data are lln
isliedj iiH)n which they can base action.
Those nro works within the State of Or
gon. ami wo strongly udvocato that tho
l-oglsluturo appoint a committee to thor
oughly examine the locks tit the Cas
cades, legatdlng expenditures, etc., and
that it make its report in the sbapo of u
Joint memorial to Congtess.
Wo could jHirceivo no material change
in the iipiH'iiraucoof (liiugs. Only a fow
men woio at work, enough to protect the
plant, ami no more can bu put on tho
locks until another appropriation in re
ceived. The jiocket veto of President
Ciuveltind last year letariled this work
very materially, and if the Democratic
Kxcciitlvo and Secretary of War cared
anything for the K)oplo's InteicHt in Or
egon, 1HS7 would have witnes:ieil con
siderable progress in the locks at tho
Cascades. As It Is, everything Is at a
stand still, ami all on account of it Demo
cratic veto by Mr. Cleveland, and tho
outrageous action of CorM)iatiou I'ltdl
cott in removing Major Jones, a man
thoroughly comiittent mid earnest In thu
sccdy completion of the work,
Paving our ioseets to Dr. I.eavens,
who lias the only drug store lu town. .Mr.
O'Toolo, an agreeable ltlsb gentleman,
who "always get there just thu sanio,"
and .Mr. tleorgu Gardner, thu hotel man
of Whisky Flat, wu slepjied on the east
bound passenger train at A :50, and was
at The Dalles at 7 o'clock.
A IVeulliir M'lll.
Tlio lato Alvin T. Smith, of Forest
Grove, has left one of tlio most Kculiar
wills on record. After iirnvidliiL' for n
sister in Connecticut, the testator leaves
uto oiitito residue oi ins pioorty, mainly
in lands in and alNiut Forest Grove, to
his widow during her life time, and ill
rcctH that after her death sal 1 land is to
bo tied up for uiuo-hiimlred ami ninety
nine yearn, and during this criod one
half tho rents mid protlts is to bu used lu
repairs, Improvements and paying taxes;
the othor half Is to 1hi paid io the Ameri
can Missionary soeioty of Now York City.
At the expiration of nine hundred mid
nluoty-nlnu yours thu proceeds uiu to Ih
gl vun to some other protostunt missionary
society, but In no event in any part to be
given to thu support of any Homau or pa
pal society whatover,
A. McDonald, formerly of Rchwabachur
re .iiui'ouuui, oi u.iyiou, recently pur
chimed a lot, 00 foot front, adjoining
Frye'H Oimni House, Seattle, of Amos
Drown, consideration, $.'t.'l,000. As
Schwabttcher llros, own 00 feet adjoining
they will erect a four-story, pressed
brick building, 120 feet spiare,anil rumor
hath It that A. McDonald will shortly
upMur an tho head of the largest retail
establishment in Seattlo. Schwabacher's
wholesale house will continue doing busi
ness at tho old Htauil Mr. , e 'onitld In
forms tho I'nlon roproi-cntntivc that his
real estate put chases in Seattle will tig
At Cuy's hosjiltal, lindon, recently,
was received the body of a drunkard
which wan verv much Moated It wan
found that when punctuied and a mtikh
was applied ti the gas whlih rcac(l it
limned with H o ordinary flame of uirl u
retted hydiogen. s many as a dozen of
""""'i1 II CM W'ri' mirniim ni in.,.