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SATUDAY... AUGUST 31, 1889.
Hallway Time Table of the O. It. A N. Co.
The following Time Table U taken from the O. R.
h. N. Co 'a Kchednle. and in intended to be a
reliable table or reference by those living at a dis
tance om me city:
Express No, 2, srnvea 11:45 A M
Express Ho. 2, depart 12:10 P.M
Express No. 4, arrives 1:45 A.M
Express No. 4. deparu 2:00 A.M
Express No. 1, arrives 12:30 A.M
Express No. 1, departs 12:40 A.M
Express Wo. S, arrives 2:30 P.M
Express No. 3, departs 2:4u P.M
Exclusion rates on the Columbia river between
Dalles and Upper Cascades, will be one fare for the
round trip, Saturdays only, for parties of not lew than
five. Children, half-price. Klickitat and return, 75
cents : M osier. White Salmon and Hood River and
return, 90 cents; Upper Cascades and return, $2.00
XTE3IS 151 BK1KK.
From Tuesday's Daily.
A sligat shower of rain this morning,
Refreshing rain is reported in Ellcna-
Six buildings are in course of erection in
Mr. Grant Mays retained this morning
rrom a trip on the sound.
A new arc light was placed in position
yesterday on the corner of Second and Court
The boat makes the trip to Cascade
Locks twice every day. This appears like
Young stock, in the vicinity of Jack
Knife, are dying in large numbers of some
Ine latest report says there are six
bridges burned between this city and Cas
The boat leaves the city twice every day
for the Cascade Locks in the morning and
in the evening.
Mrs. James Snipes and children, of Con
don, Gilliam county, are visiting ber par
ents at Rockland.
As soon as a plan is adopted for a system
of water works several new buildings will
be erected on the bluff.
It appeared very much like rain this
morning, but the clouds rolled by without
any perceptible moisture.
Two of the hog engines which were
wrecked on the Blue mountains have been
taken to Albina to be repaired.
Miss Ada Wood has resigned her position
in the public school, and Miss Annie Coffin
has been appointed to fill the vacancy.
As soon as the bridges are rebuilt be
tween this city and Portland there will be
roan ,' ah pmeuts of cattle from the stock
yards. The Postal Guide for August says the
name of the postotfice in Sherman county
. is changed from Emigrant to Emigrant
The editor of the Ellenslrargh Stale Reg
ister wants Sarah Althea-HUI-iSharon-Terry
to "cork np," kiss and be friends. Bunch
grass' editors must be very hard pressed.
Oronrio News: The Port Eaton Railroad
from the city of Ellensburgh to Rock Is
land, on the Columbia River, has bixty
teams at work, grading. Speed the work.
Mr. G. F. Beers yesterday suffered a par
tial stroke of paralysis, and for several
hours was unable to talk or move his arms
or legs. At last accounts he was recover
ing. This morning's shower, thoduh short, has
made its presence felt all day. The air is
delightfully cool and it begins to look as if
the heat of this summer is a thing of the
Prof. Torbet, principal of the TTasco
Academy, returned this morning from an
extended trip east. He was accompanied
by bis wife and family, who will make their
future home here.
A Walla Walla woman had a dream that
a pot ot gold was buried in the cellar, and
the next day nosing around found a ten
gallon keg of beer. Dreams are always
delusive, and no attention should be paid
Lewiston Teller: The steamer has made
two trips since our last issue hut with great
difficulty, owing to the low stage of water.
On her trip down Saturday when near Al
mota, the rudder was broke off and a delay
of several hours caused.
Among other things, which participate in
the general prosperity of Oregon and the
northwest, are the higher schools and col
leges of the state. At all of the advanced
institutions of lear-ung the attendance is
greatly increased and the prospects of the
coming year are most encouraging.
A "social event," we Understand, occur
red at Oregon City some time since, greatly
to the discomfiture of the husband. The
wife was bitten by a rattlesnake, and tak
ing aa oyerdose of antidote displayed her
belligerency by whipping him.
, The BakerCity Democrat complains that
the telephone system is out of order that
no communication could "be had between the
central office and depot. Editors should not
be so critical about these conveniences.' It
a good exorcise to walk a mile for an item,
and besides it will give him a good appe
tite. Come to The Dalles, aud leg it all
over town and then ' appreciate how bene
ficial walking is to the human system.
Fossil Journal: The camp meeting near
Lone Rock was largely attended last Sun
day. There were some campers in attend
ance from aa far as Wasco, Sherman county.
Rev. Benadom could not attend until the
middle of this week. The meeting will con
tinue over next Sunday.
BakerCity, it is reported, has mcceeded
in sinking an artesian well. During the
present time, when The Dalles has such an
inadequate water supply an effort in this
direction might be successful, and this
would be a consummation of the water
problem devoutly to be wished. '
A sr.w mill has been put in lately between
Frizzel s and Baldwin's in Lost Valley, by a
man named Cantrell. The mil! was moved
over from about Hardman we are told, and
has been equipped with a new saw and
other new machinery, and is already in
operation and has been for a couple of weeks
Eon. John H.- Mitchell, U. S. senator
from this stats, will visit The Dalles to
morrow morning. Mr. Mitchell, during
the recess of congress, bas been visiting
different portions of the state, to under
stand the the wants of the people so that
he may properly represent them in the U.
East Oregonian: The Blues are reported
to be on tire along the railroad from the
foothills to their summit, and cabins and
section bouses are often endangered by the
flames. Thousands of stately forest mon
nrclis bowed their crests before the fiend of
fire, and stretched their smouldering lengths
along his pathway.
Journal: Salem is heartily displeased
with the manner in which L. Samuels il
lustrated the Capital city in his West Shore
for August. Heretofore his illustrations of
Salem have been satisfactory, the work hav
ing been executed in an artistic manner;
but the last effort is a lamentable failure,
and Salem is ready to join with the many
other cities in one great kick.
The damage cauaed by the burning of the
bridges, cannot be repaired before a week
or ten days. In the meantime all the travel
must be done by boat. The boat which
left here last night for Cascades did not re
turn until 10 o'clock this morning, it being
so dark; and the crew needing a rest. Capt.
Il'ilson, who has run on this river for many
years, off and on, came up from Portland
this morning to help Capt. McNulty, as it
is too much for one man to work both night
East Oregonian: The commanding officer
at Fort Walla Walla has recommended that
the post be abandoned on account of the
lack cf water supply, Garrison creek failing
to furnish the necessary amount, oniig to
perversion cf the water by people living
along the stream. The Walla Walla papers
are alarmed over the matter, as well tlicy
might be, for the town derives a large reve
nue from the post. It is said that only a
few of the troops from Walla Walla who
are coming to camp on the reservation will
return to that post.
Baker Democrat: The arrival cf Geo. II.
Thompson's stable of horses from The
Dalles, Wasco county, on the grounds of
the Baker City Stock and Agricultural So
ciety is announced. The stable is headed
by the well-known trotting stallion. Kock-
wood, jr., a yearling by Rockwood, jr., and
Idaho Chief, five years old by lngraham,
owned by Dr. Bunnell, of Colfax, W. T.
The stallion Rocfewood, jr., and Anita are
entered in raee.3 of their class at both the
Portland and falla Walla meetings. Mr.
Thompson's stable i3 in charge of Haas
Powell, who has been in bis employ for
Pasco IlcadU'jkt: Oa Sunday evening
word reached this office that a man had
died on the train, and upon &oing to the
depot we found the statement was true.
The man was about 70 years old and was
accompanied by his son, a young man of
twenty. The old gentleman was sick in
coma about lour weeks ana concluding
to co home he started Sunday morning and
succeeded in getting as tar as this city wnen
death overtook him. The body was taken
to Sprague in charge of the Odd i ellows,
who will give it a good burial and who will,
no doubt, care for the wants of the grief
stricken son and send him on to his home
in New York.
Lia Urande Gazette: Friday morning
"Jinks Montgomery was examining a pis
tol of about 32 calibre, which was supposed
to be empty. Some way the hammer got
caught and he hit it a tap against the side
ot the house to make it go down, it went
down all right cnongh and the pistol was
discharged in Montgomery's face, the ball
entering by the side of the right cheek
bone. The wound was supposed to be
nothing serious as it looked like it was only
a slight abrasion of the skin, lhe next
morning however, when "Jinks" went to
wash his face he felt a peculiar lump under
his ear, and discovered that it was the pistol
ball. He immediately went to. Dr. Mason
and had the ball cut out and feels consider
able better than he did. Taking all the
circumstances into consideration it will be a
wonder if he don't hurt himself one ot
East Oregonian: Captain McClellan, cf
Fort Vancouver, arrived in Pendleton on
a late morning train from Walla Walla and
lett at once tor the reservation. He comes
to select a camping place for some twelve or
fourteen companies of Uncle Sam s blue
coats who will be given an outing on the
reserve for a little recreation and camo drill.
Soldiers from Forts Vancouver, Walla Wal
la and Cceur d Alene will compose the ex
pedition and it is probable that the infantry
from the former post will be marched from
lhe Dalles to rendleton as a sort ot illus
tration of soldier life in war times. About
1000 men are expected and as Pendleton
will doubtless be the main supply point for
the soldiery, their coming will be joytuliy
welcomed by the people. It will be a pic
nic tor the boys in blue as well; they can
swap lies around a bona fide camp-tire, eat
pork and beans and army hard tack with
ozone stimulated appetites, run horse races
and trade gray backs with tnc Indians, and
make love to the simple hearted forest
maiden under the shado of the nodding
From Wednesday's Daily.
Mr. R. Barter, of Nansene, is in the
A fire this morning was very comfor
Hon. W. H. II. Dafur, of Dufur, is
The beach is well covered with wood
Mr. Chas. Stnblinsr left for Portland on
the boat this morning.
Mr. F. Ross, the contractor, went below
to fortiana this morning.
Several fine race horses were sent below
on the boat this morning.
The burned bridges are believed to have
been the work of incendiaries.
Mr. W. H. Wilson returned last evening
from a business trip to Prineville.
Hon. W. II- Guyer, of Pendleton, left on
the boat this morning lor Portland.
We received a pleasant call to-day from
Hon. J.H. Mitchell, U. S. senator from
Hon . W. It. Ellis, prosecuting attorney
lor this district was on the evening train
en route to Portland.
One of our expressmen has two teams
at the Locks transferring ireigut ana bag
gage for the company.
Miss Alma Pohl, who has been visiting
her sister, Mrs. J. Wiley, left for her home
in Astoria last evening.
The Dalles is now the head of naviga
tion, and all trains stop here until trans
fers can be msden the boat.
Mr. Frank McFarland, formerly of Hep
puer, went down on the boat this morning
lor a vacation at iiooa river.
Rev. W. G. Simpson collected $75 for
the care and burial of Mr. Urban Speucer,
who died at the Umatilla House.
The funeral of Joseph Shields-who died
Monday took place this morning. It was
conducted under Masonic auspices.
A great many people from the country
have been in the city during the week.
and our streets present a very lively ap
The steam sawmill, owned by Jennings
& McPherson, twelve miles above Leban
on, burned Sunday morning. Loss, $2000;
We are glad to note that the Ellens
burgh Localizer is again being published
full size. Bro. Schncbly has our kindest
wishes lor success.
Mr. L. A. Whitcomb arriyed from the
country yesterday, intending to tke the
midnight train lo Portland, and left on
the morning boat.
Mr. D. Canulo, the contractor on Max
Vojrt's buildings, came up from Portland
this morning, where he has been spending
a lew days on business.
Hon. W. J. McConnell, of Moscow, Ida
ho, formerly a prominent politician of
Oregon, was on the train last evening.
He left on the morning boat for Portland.
On the night of the 25th Everett & Pow
ers' warehouse store at Chehalis, W. T.,
was entered and robbed of $100 worth of
pistols, pocket cutlery and razors. I here
is no clue to the perpetrators.
The delay on the road found the eating
houses and hotels unprovided for any
such rush. Last nigbt at Cascades people
were forced to go without supper all
night, there being none to be had.
In a row in a tent in Seattle, Bergess
drew a 38-caliber revolver, and held it
close to Nicbum's left vest pocket and
fired. The ball struck a silver match box
and glanced off, and Kickum's life was
The ladies of St. Paul's Episcopal
church will hold a fair dufing the ap
proaching holidays; The ladies are now
busily at work, arid will have on sale on
that occasion everything that will please
The total export of wheat from Pacific
coast ports, foreign, for lhe month of July,
1839, were 1,449,179 bushels. In the cor
responding mouth of 1S88, 1,438,113 bush
els were shipped, showing au increase in
this year of 11,000 bushels'".
We have not conversed with any one
tliis'season'-who is discouraged by reason
of the partial failure of crops the present
harvest. They all say, this has never hap
penea before and perhnps will never hap
pen again. Our farmers are gritty. -
This morning as the passenger train
was going down the incline, smoke was
seen issuing from i lie track, and on going
to lhe spot we found that one of the ties
was afire and burning briskly. Fortu
nately one of the brakemen saw it in time
and easily put it oul ; but it was a rather
dangerous place for a fire and had the
wind been blowing the result might haye
Brownsville Times: Tuesday morning
Morris Swank returned from the mountai ns
aud reports having killed three bears. He
had shot a cub, and his dog was after an
other one when the old mother bear made
her appearance, but only to meet her doom,
as his unerring aim told of previous use of a
rifle. He then killed the other cub. Judg
ing from the claws of one of them it must
have been a large one.
The instruments of the Oregon State
Weather Bureau have arrived at the cen
tral office in Portland, and will be dis
tributed to the various volunteer observers
ar rapidly as possible. There will be an
exhibit of the instruments of this bureau
made at the state fair at Salem, and also
at the Industrial Esposition in Portland.
This will be a new and interesting fea
ture of these gatherings, and should be
seen by all the people interested in this
The Boise City Statesman says the new
chemical engine recently purchased by
the fire department at Boise City is a
complete success. An impromptu build
ing composed of dry boards, and filled with
cord wood, wa3 saturated with coal oil
and set afire. After allowing it to burn
for several minutes, the chemical engine
played a stream on it for about one min
ute'and put the fire out If this works as
reported, it will soon lay the old fashioned
water propelling engine on the shelf.
The boat only made one trip yesterday
going down in the morning and not return
ing until this morning, thereby causing a
great inconvenience and delay lo the pas
sengers, as those coming on the train from
the East last night were compelled to lie
over here all night. We cannot under
stand why the company does not run two
boats, 'i hey have the boats here, also the
men, and it would faciliate matters
greatly if through connections could be
made. Probably it is on the same prin
ciple of economy as the building of wood
Ellensbnrg Stale Register: A young man
by the name of C. C. GnfTord, who has
been in the employ of W. A. Privett, was
arrested yesterday for robbing his em
ployer. He succeeded in getting away
with what money there was in sigh, a
lady's gold watch and chain, xne silver
wutcb, three gold rings and ' some other
articles. With a watch and several rings
he decorated bis fair dulciana, a singer at
the varieties. Some of the gooas were
found in her possession, and the young
man now languishes in the iurr to await
the meeting of the grand jury in Sep
Salem Journal, Monday: Charley Bis
innrck. suddenly expired this morning at
nine o clock, while taking KreuKiast. ne
entered the Bon Ton restaurant, sat down
to a table aud ordered his breakfast. Sud
denly, and without a word, he straight
ened bark, gasped a few times and was
dead. When he was noticed by the wait
er the spark of lite had Bed.
The Astorian, on two different occasions
has editorially called the attention ottrov
I'ennover to the tact mat two prominent.
newspapers in the state were publishing
lottery advertisements. In its issue of
Tuesday that paper says: "The Astorian
goes to rress at S :30 A. M. Up to that
Hour this morning we naa not nenru irom
Gov. Pennover as to what he intends lo
do regarding the violatiation of the law
orbidding state newspapers to puoiisn
lollerv advertisements, it can't be possi
ble that his excellency who is so zealous
after law breakers is going to overlook
this flagrunt dereliction: but it looks a
little that way.
Railroad Record: There is no reason for
alarm among the residents of the JSorth
Pacific country at the prospects of an
early destruction of our timber supply.
l uget tsouna lias isuo mnesoi snme ianu,
and all along this line, miles and miles
further than the eye can reach, is one vast
and almost unbroken forest of enormous
trees. The forests are so vast that, al
though the sawmills have been ripping
1500,000.000 feet of lumber out of them
every year for the past ten years, the open
ings so made are mere garden patches.
It has been estimated hat at the present
rate of consumption there is enough to
last a thousand years.
Astorian: Yesterday a party of adven
turous boys walked out along the Ft.
Stevens railroad track beyond the line.
sandy beach, and past where the wps
were roaring at the bottom of the piles.
hen well out to the end of the track
they saw an epgine approaching with a
tram ot cars. J o go back or jump on was
impossible, so they nimbly swung them
selves down on the stringers, letting the
engine and train go thundering over their
heads while below roared the foaming
water. It was a case of being "between
the devil and the deep sea," hut the good
angel that watche3 over boys saved them
and pale and trembling they made their
way back in safety.
From Thursdav's Daily.
Hon. A. J. Dufur, sr., of Dufur, is in the
Mr. A. McLeod, of Kingsley, is in the
Mr. A. Scott, of Grass Valley, is in the
Hon. T. W. Slusher came in from Dufur
Tramps are plying their vocations in
Senator Mitchell returned to Portland
There was a light rain in Walla ll'alla
There are no movements in wool during
the past week.
Mr. Ad. Edgar, the Bill Nye of the North
west, is in the city.
Mr. E. N. Chandler, of Warnic, arrived
in town yesterday.
The Spokane Agricultural society will
give no exhibition this fall.
Mr. G. F. Beers, who has been afflicted
with paralysis, is improving.
Mr. M. Wallace, assistant route agent of
the Pacific Express Uo is in the city.
Marshal Gibons reports four drunk-and
disordeilys arrested and in the cooler.
Mr. Geo. H. Thompson returned this
morning from a week's outing at the coast.
Mrs. C. If. Taylor, who has been visiting
in the city, left lor home yesterday even-
Some wheat has been received irom this
year s crop, for which Oj cents has been
Mr. D. W. Butler, formerly agent at the
Warm Springs Indian Agency, is in the
several freight wagons, heavily loaded.
left the Wasco Warehouse for Prineviile
Mr. W. J. Condon, who has been spend
ing a few days on the beach, returned this
A few of our Canadian citiznes were jub
ilant yesterday at the victory of La Blanche
Mr. A. C. Stevens and family of Condon,
Gilliam county, are in the city visiting rel
atives and friends.
Mr. J. B. Mowery, of More, is in the
city. The wheat harvest was not very en
couraging in that vicinity.
These mornings and evenings are delight
ful. One can inhale the ozone of this alti
tude and feel rejuvenated.
Mr. R. Eondean, of Kingsley, threshed
last week 1100 bushels of wheat from 40
acres, and this is about half a crop.
The watermelon comes again, on greedy
lips to sweetly melt, and Johnny, teebly,
will complain, because it nits below tne
Mr. O. C. SteX'ens and wife returned
Wednesday from a summer's sojourn in
Gilliam county. Mr. Stevens' health is very
The sewer from the old mint building,
now csed as an engine room and storeroom
for the roller mill, is completed and in
Last Sunday a gold wire bracelet, with
sea bean as bangle was lost. The tinder
will confer a favor by leaving the same at
The Astoria Transcript is attempting to
wake up the dreamers in that city. Broth
er, don't disturb them. Sleep is very rest
ive, and it is possible the sleepers are tired.
Tacoma spent $1500 to entertain the press
assotiation of the territory, and this was
money well spent, as the pencil-pushers
will have kindly feelings toward the City of
Fire occurred at Tacoma this afternoon,
burning four of the best business blocks.
but the fare is under control. It originated
in a lodging house. The extent of the loss
cannot be ascertained.
ire are informed that the front of the
buildings on the north side of Second street
between Washington and Federal is to be
changed into a glass front. This is an im
provement in keeping with that portion ot
Astorian: Last Saturday The Dalles
Times-Mountaineer celebrate! its thir
tieth birthday. It is a right good news
paper and ably and justly exemplifies the
daily life of the community in which it i3
The transfer of passengers at the Locks,
and the boat doing the carrying trade of
this vicinity, reminds one of the city before
the advent of the railroad, and is indicative
of the business which would center at this
point if the Locks were finished.
Hon. Alf. D. Bowen, well known as the
former editor of the Pacific Journal, and
also the ulette, is showing the good work
of which he is capable on the Astoria Pio
neer, of which he is now one of the piopri
etors. The paper has much improved since
hie connection with it.
East Oregonian: R. T. Murdock, who has
been operating a steam thresher in harvest
fields north of town, has quit work, having
found it unprofitable, owing to the general
lightness of the crop, to Thresh grain at G
and 7 cents per bushel, the farmers refusing
to pay more than this hgure.
A survey has been ordered of townships
13, 14 and 15 iu the territory opposite this
city, snd also of the Col wash trail, and the
meandering of the shore. Col. T. S. Lang
is engaged in this work now, aud it is or
dered to furnish evidence bctore the courts
in reference to fishery rights.
Baker City Democrat: A man named
Charles Dinson confined in the oeuitentiary
at Walla Ifulla for highway robbery, was
discovered with duplicate keys for several
doors of the prison in his possession, baring
marvelously manufactured them from very
meagre facilities at hand. How the priso
ner obtained an impression of the different
keys to make them so acurately, is a mys
tery, and they were discovered in the nick
of time for a general delivery had been
planned by the cunning ones.
Harney Items: L. Tcrrill, of Crane creek,
having built a boat for the purpose, has
fully explored the mammoth Malheur cave.
Heretofore no one has been able to go
further than the water, 300 yards from its
entrance, but Mr. T. launched hif boat and
paddled into the bowels of the e&rth. He
estimates that he went full half a mile on
the subterranean river when the over-banging
rocks stopped further progress. The
width of the stream is about 30 feet, clear
and deep, and the scenery along it grancf,
According to The Dalless Times-Mountaineer
Hon. J. D. Lee can hardly know
which one of the boys he is, as that spicy
little news-dispenser says: "Hon. J. D.Lee,
on the old Wigie place near the fair grounds,
brought u two fine clusters of grapes this
morning." That w Monday, and that
same; day the stalwart form of the Hon.
gentleman was plainly visible on our
streets. Take It back, brother? Dallas
Observer. The grapes were brought to the
office by Hon. i. D. Lees proxy his oldest
The Baker City Reveille says of a certain
show which is to exhibit near the freight
depot in this city: "The snide outfit that
had a stuffed whale on exhibition at the de
pot are liberal advertisers, but they never
pay a cent. 1 heir advance agent contracts
for advertising, the manager to pay for same
on his arrival with the show and the
manager repudiates any and all contracts
unless made bv himself. The newspaper
man who is asked to waste printer 8 ink on
these bilks should kick them out of his
office and then advertise them in their true
La Grande Journal: The only uniformed
rank of Knights of Pythias in Eastern Ore
gon has been organized in this city with
twentv-seven members. Col. W. T. Hume,
of Portland, Grand Chancellor of Knights
of Pvthias of Oregon, perfected the organi
zation. The following officers were electeu:
A. P. fuller, commander; m. Stephens,
lieutenant commander; Adam Crossuian,
herald; J. B. Thorsou, recorder; A. B.
Bailey, treasurer; W. H. Gailand, guard;
Ira iaird, sentinel, lhe coinmanciery has
been ennstened "Black Prince Division No.
o. inis H quite a card ior iia iraiiae ana
the enterprising members will doubtles get
new acquisitions to their ' ranks from
Knights of Pythias living in neighboring
Baker Reveille: Our reporter last evening
had the pleasure of meeting Air. Miller,
one of the Princeton college students who
left Baker City early in June for a trip over
into the John Dav country. Mr. M. tells
us that the students and professors alike
have greatly enjoyed their summer "out
ing," and will have two wagon loads of rare
specimens to be placed on exhibition as a
result of their exploration of this marvelous
region. Copious notes have been taken of
the formation wherein these pre-historic re
mains have been embedded for ages, and
the whole will doubtless prove a valuable
addition to the constantly growing store of
results obtainable only through scientific
investigation and patient research. The
entire party will be in Baker City in a few
days on their return home.
East Oregonian: A big force is at work on
the extension above town, and it is thought
that the track will be laid to the head of
Webb street by this evening. Agent Cald
erhead expects to commence work to-morrow
in a temporary depot in the upper end of
town. Engine and cars are now over the
incline, and are on the bottom this side ot
the bridge, where track is being laid rap;
idly. There seems to be a strong suspi
cion in the minds of some that Pendleton
people will awake some fine morning this
week and find the track laid down IFebb
street that the track builders will work in
the night in order to prevent an injunction
and consequent delay. This is merely a
whispered rumor, however; how true it is
remains to be seen. In any event Hunt has
a perfect right to come down Webb street,
night or day.
Astoria Pioneer: A sad case of drowning
occurred Monday afternoon up Young's
river about a mile and a half this side of
the falls. A son of Mr. Harry Hendrickson
was the victim. The lad was about 10
years old. He was walking about on a
drift of logs that lay in the river not far
from his home. He slipped into the water
and went down and was not seen again
alive. His sister, standing upon the bank,
ran and told her father of what had hap
pened. The father hastily came to find
nothing visible of the hapless youth but his
cap floating upon the water, lhe bony
was recovered after a time, but it was en
tirely lifeless. Mr. Hendrickson, although
a resident of this country himself, fcr some
years, had only aecently gone back and
brougnt bi3 lamny Irom uermany. ineir
experience in this casualty is a sad one.
From Friday's Daily
A gentle zephyr bloweth.
"One of the Bravest" Monday night.
Mr. H. Hudson, of Dufur, is in the city.
Mr. Chas. Mell, of Centeryille, W. T., is
Mr. N. W. Wallace, of Antelope, is in
The new school house in Gates' addition
is not yet completed.
MisjC. W. Bice, stock inspector of this
county, is in the city.
The sere, the yellow leaf has commenced
to fall in some places.
Third Regiment Armory Monday, mVht a
great spectacular play.
The street sprinkler keeps the dust well
moistened in the streets.
Mr. A. Frazier, the principal of Du
fur graded schools, is in the city.
Mr. Gourlay is prepaiinc ;he assessment
lists at his office in the court house.
Rev. Father Bronsgeest will hold services
at Kingsley Sunday, September 8th;
Mr. A. Fargher arrived in the city from
a long sheep-drive yesterday evening.
Mr. Robt. E. Williams, a former resident
but now of Boise City, Idaho, is in the city.
Messrs. Saltmarshe and Fargher shipped
nineteen carloads of sheep to Chicago last
Nearly all onr citizens have returned from
summer vacations on tne uaacii ana else
Fall goods are arriving, and our mer
chants are receiving large and complete
Court convenes at Heppner next Monday.
A number of our attorneys will be in at
All the new school books for introduction
and exchange can be had at the Postotfice
Mr. A. Hemhill lost a valuable horse last
week near Dufur by it falling in a well,
The new opera house is fast nearing com
pletion and when done, it will be one wor
thy of the name.
Next Sunday, September 1st, there will
be German religous service at 3 o'clock in
the Methodist church.
The ladies of St. Peter's Catholic church
in this city are making preparations for
holding a fair this tall.
The stables at the fair grounds are occu
pied by different boraes who will take part
in the racing contests this fall.
Mrs. A. Gray, who has been visiting at
her old home in Scotland for several mouths
past, returned last Wednesday morning.
There were two fights in Antelope daring
the past week. No person badly injured,
but eyes made somewhat opaque in vision.
Misses Mamie and Grace Williams and
Mies Bertha Wentz returned yesterday
morning trom an extended visit at tne sea
The bridges between thi3 city and Port
land will be in good repair to-night. The
west-bound train will go through without
Rain is very much needed by our stock
men. Grass is short, and without teed
cattle will' begin the winter in very poor
A person from Sherman county informed
us yesterday that he could buy a certain
ine ot goods in this city to a better advan
tage thau in Portland.
Mr. Chas. E. Ilaight, the restaurant man,
aims to excel iu his line. If a hungry mau
cannot be satisfied with his spread, lie can
not be satisfied anywhere.
Sheriff Gray, of Grant county, lost up
wards of $140 by the recent stage robbery.
This was the first money he sent by regis
tered package for five years.
Mr. Fargher brought in town yesterday
as fine a lot of sheep as have come into this
city for some time. He purchased them at
different points in the. county.
The roads are reported in bad condition.
In places there are what are denominated
"cht'ck" holes, and these make it danger
ous for heavily loaded wagons to pass.
Our cp-coui-try exchanges are anxiously
desiring ram to dispel the smoke from the
forest fires. If tliev enjoyed one of our
zephyrs for a few hours smoke would soon
The public examiuation of teachers is in
progress, and during a visit this morning.
in company with Prot. Irazier, we found a
number of teachers busily engaged in an
swering the questions.
Albany Herald: Wm. Stroud, an East
ern Oregon sheep raiser, who had sold his
season's clip at Brownsville, wnS robbed
of $160 at that place the other day.
Brownsville is growing metropolitan.
Auction sale of carpets, crockery, glass
ware, lamps, stoves, mirrors, parlor and
bedroom furniture, etc., at the residence of
Mr. Blumauer, on Third street, next Satur
day morning August 31st. Sale commences
at 10 A. M.
Next Saturday morning, Angust 31st, at
10 o'clock an auction will be held at the
rsii'ojice of Mr. Blumauer on Third street.
when there will be offered for sale, furni
ture, mirrors, stoves, carpets, bedding,
glassware, etc., -
Umatilla House bulletin of to-day says:
Boat will arrive from Portland, 4:30 P. M.;
leave for Portland, 7 P. M. N. P. No. 2,
'east-bound leave at 5 P.M.; Short Line,
No. 3, west-bound, arrive at 6 P. M., and
will run through to Portland without trans
Mr. C. L. Phillips presented us this
week with two very fiue peaches of the
ivate Crawford variety, grown on trees
three years old in his garden. Mr. Phil
lips is a good horticulturist and thorough
ly understands the cultivation of plants
It is forty years to-day since Judge C.
N. Thornbuiy first landed on the shores of
the racihc. lie arrived at ban ir.mcisco
on August 30, 1649, and camped near
he site of the present Palace Hotel. Since
that time there has been manv and wonder
ful changes in the Bay City.
W. W. Union: A man named Segle broke
jail at Colfax Wednesday evening. The
pri.-oners weic receiving the basket con
taining their snpyer when Segle suddenly
turned aud breaking through the high board
fence joining with the iail building, made
good ins ctcapc through the ditch route.
He has not yet been apprehended by the
The Salmon City Recorder states that
surveying party in the employ of the Mid
land Pacific railroad has reached there.
after being three months coming from Sioux
Uity, Dakota, lheir destination is ceattie.
The party divided in two parts one going
down Sainton river m a boat, and the other
over the Lolo trail. They are to . meet in
Pendleton Tribune: Last Friday, in Shos
hone, Idaho, two ranchers got into a dilli-
culty about water. Jack Campbell, sheriff
ot .Logan county, arrested them and put
ooth in jail. A short time afterward he
returned to the jail and found that one had
killed tbs other. Dr. Wheeler, coroner of
.Logan county, was telegraphed to at Belle-
vue to come aud hold an inquest.
The will of the late Jos. Shields was filed
for probate yesterday. Bv it the deceased
left to each of his three nephews, two of
whom reside in San Francisco and the other
n New York, S20 each; to Mrs. Adelaide
Kanoway, of Dalles City, S100, and to Mr.
rrank A. Abernethv, of this city, the re
mainder. The estate is thought to be of the
value of 52000 Mr. T. Baldwin is named as
The two fire-plugs on Union street, cor
ners of Main anil becond, were tested this
afternoon, and worked to perfect satisfac
tion. The supply was pumped bv the
Blake engine at the Co.'s shops, and the
streams were thrown with great force a dis
tance of sixty or seventy feet. These will
insure great protection to these corners in
case of conflagration, and may be the means
ot saving considerable property.
An emigrant wagon passed through Boise
Uity fast week with this old legend in
scribed on its coyer: Chinchbugged in I!h-
noy; by k toned in Iowa; lilizzenled in Da
cot y; Grasshopperied in Kanzis; White-
capped in Miasoury; Alkalied in Okler
hamer; Rattlesnaked on Snake river; no
meat in camp, gun's bustid and dogs all
dead, old woman and children chock full of
alk-ily, an no grease handy, no grass and
liUO milts to water; Puggitt bound or bust!
East Oregonian: Fire in the mountains
near Meacham, caused by sparks from a
locomotive, bas destroyed lumber and
timber for R. T. Murdack's saw mill to
the value of $10,000. The mill and ad
jacent buildings were saved only by a
liberal use of wet blankets, ana any quan-
tity of hard work. Mrs. N. E. Despain
Mr. Todd, Mr. Butts, and others, will lose
several hundred dollars each by the de
struction of some fine timber on their
W. W. Union: At Waitsburg, on Mon
day afternoon, about 3 o'clock, the driver
on the horse-power on fd. Parker s thresher.
called Mr. Simon Taylor up to consult
about where to move the machine when
done threshing. In stepping tip Mr. Tay
lor, made a miss-step catching his right foot
in the cog wheels, literally grinding the
foot and aukle to pieces. Dr. Hudgin was
called. Amputation will be absolutely nec
essary, and as he is quite old. the chances
are decidedly against him.
Goldendale Sentinel: A family consist
ing of five or six persons including two
men came by the Leverett mill one day
last weeK, ana wnue camped tor dinner,
one of the men was fooling with a revol
ver when it went off shooting the other in
the side. Mr. Leverett examined him and
located the ball near the rurfaee on one
side, it having undoubtedly glanced on a
no ana saved tne man's me. lie advised
them to come on to Goldendale and get
medical assistance, and they started but
never put in an appearance here so far as
we could learn.
Fossil, Aug. 25, 18S9.
Weather dry and smoky.
Nearly every well in town has gone
The Fossil Journal claims that the
drouth did not effect the crops in this lo
cality. If it did not, why is it that wheat
is worth a dollar a bushel ? Tell the truth
and shun lhe devil, Mr. Editor.
Stock of all kinds are looking well ; hut
grass is not very plentiful, and should
there come a hard winter stock will have
to live on mountain scenery, black lome
ranches and Fossil Journal chaff.
Our new postmaster is by birth an Eng
lishman. This seems to grind some of
our Democratic brethcru to the very heart.
By the way we cannot see why they take
to heart so, for last November they all
voted for cheap raw material.
The-ranchers and horse aud cattle men
are reaping a rich harvest off the sheep
men by suing them for trespass. Accord
ing to the decision given in the justice
courts of this precinct a man can buy
forty acres of school land and without a
fence or furrow or any kind of improve
ment to show that the land is taken can
collect damages enough from the first
band of sheep that passes over it to pay
for the laud. What a wonder it is that
the Fossil Journal don't tumble to the
racket and hold this out as an induce
ment for land speculators to come this
We understand that some of the big
stock men in this section are working a
kind of a scheme to gobble up eight or
ten thousand acres ot school land, it
appears that nearly all of the school laud
that the government has reimbursed to
the state in place of that taken by the
various Indian reservations, bas been lo
cated here in the southern part of this
county and. fell into the hands of a few
rich stock men. If this be true (which is
very likely the case) it is one of the most
gigantic land swindles ever perpetrated
iu Eastern Oregon. As the purchaser
seems - to have the selecting of the land,
aud, of course, selects it in such a way as
to render other lands adjoining it worth
less, which is of course a swindle to the
government, the state and the would-be
honest and industrious settlers.
It is said that one company by some
hook or crook has purchased SOtO acres.
another 1000, while some individuals have
purchased from a00 to bOO acres.
Our representatives in congress should
look into this matter and see whether an
individual has a right to select govern
ment lands for the s'ate of Oregon and
purchase it at his own price.
'Que of the Brayest," with Charles Mc
Carthy the fireman hero, was presented last
evening to "standing room only." The
play, while of the sensational order, is still
interesting, telling a natural story and illus
trating the life of the old-time firemen.
The company presenting the play is more
than clever, and the introduction of a num
ber of specialties added much to the enter
tainment as a whole. Charles McCarthy
appeared aa Larry Howard, one of the
bravest, and gave a capital rendition ot the
character. William Cronin, as Mrs. Gro-
gan, provoked rounds of applause and
laughter. In the last act, Mr. McCarthy
appears in bis old and original impersona
tion of Hop Wak, the Chinese laondryrcan.
The old set is still very amusing, and neyer
fails to create interest, lhe piece was very
handsomely mounted. The fire scene, with
real horses, steam engines aud life-saving
appliances, is one of the finest ever put on
the stage. Philadelphia Item. At the Ar
mory hall, Monday night, Sept. 2d.
Advice to Siotbers.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, for
children teething,' is the prescription of
one of the best female nurses and physi
cians in the United States, and has been
used for forty years with never-failing
success by millions of mothers for their
children. During the process of teething
its value is incalculable. It relieves the
child from pain, cures dysentary and diar
rhoea, griping in the bowels, and wind
cohc. By giving health to the child it
rests the mother, Price 26 cents a bctt'i,
Crop Weather llulletin Xo. 25.
Oregon Stale Weather Bureau in co-opera
tion with U. S. Sitjnal Service, central office.
Portland, Oregon. For week ending Aug.
The temperature for the past week has
been about or slightly below the normal,
ranging from 40 to 90 degrees with the
mean about CO degrees. Showers of rain
fell in the Willamette valley and along the
coast on Sunday and Monday. Iu the
southern part of Benton county the rainfall
was very heavy on Sunday, accompanied by
hail. In Linn county, near Albany, bail
about the size of a pea fell. There is
report of any rain in any other part of the
stait. during the week. The showers were
beneficial to the grasses and late garden
products. Little, if any, damage was done
to the sacked wheat or wheat stacks in the
fields. The atmosphere was considerably
cleared of smoke by the showers and they
had a tendency to dampen the forest fires.
The sunshine was about normal; the morn
ings in Western Oregon being cloudy or
foggy for a few hours; in Eastern Oregon
generally a cloudless sky prevailed.
The wheat harvest is about finished in all
sections of the state and reports continue to
be received "wheat is turning out better
than was expected." The largest yield per
acre is reported from Jiuobanl, Marion
county, where 6SJ bushels per acre were
Obtained; uu bushels per acre inUinn conn
ty, and near VV eston, Umatila county.
lhese are the highest authentic yields so
far reported. The Ecgne River valley has
a much larger yield than was expected.
The Umpqua valley witl export more wheat
this year than last. The whole Willamette
valley will have more wheat to export than
last year, the same tor the Grande Konde,
Indian and other valleys of Marion county.
The wheat in these sections is of good qual
ity, averaged sized grain and nlump. Mor
row county wiil export more wheat than
ever before, though iu quality slightly
poorer. The increased acreage was very
great there. Il'asco, Sherman and Gilliam
counties will have a greatly reduced yield
and of very poor quality, though even here
there are exceptions. Umatilla county has
in places good yields, in others very poor.
Some claim for this county that there will
not be over one-fourth the usual amount of
good milling w heat. Future figures alone
can determine that. Some fields were not
worth cutting for even hay; some yielded
eight bushels per acre, but most fields aver
aged more. The total number of bushels
of wheat produced this year in Umatilla
county will most likely surprise those who
have been predicting sujh a wonderfully
llie price of wheat is gradually rising.
but little is being sold. Sixty cents iu
Eastern Oregon (at Pendleton) and 05 cents
in the Willamette valley are at present the
maximum prices ottered by buyers for Al
The present outlook for the hop crop
places it about SO per cent, of an average
crop, but better in quality.
lhe fruit crop oontmues to yield enor
mously. Peaches, pears, prunes, etc., are
lhe hay crop is generally short in east
ern and extreme Southern Oregon. Good
crops were hid in the Willamette and Ump
qua valleys, and along the coast.
1 he rivers are falling rapidly water is
becoming tcarce in Eastern Oregon, even
the Snake riyer indicates a failure.
P. S. Paoce,
Obseryer U. S. Signal Service.
Asst. Director Oregon W. B.
The liOne JZishTvaj mnn.
Baker City Democrat.
Late last Sunday evening on a warrant
issued by United Saatcs Commissoner Farn-
ham and placed in the hands of Deputy U.
S, Marshal Harper, a man by the name of
J. J. Page was arrested for the crime of
robbing the U. S. mail on its passage be
tween Canj on City aud Baker City which
occurred on the 17th nit. The prisoner was
at once committed to jail and yesterday
morning was arraigned before Commissioner
Farnham and placed under $500 bonds
pending his examination which is set for
The prisoner has been in and about Baker
City for the past two months following the
occupation of sporting, and while his asso
ciates have, been those of the tinhorn fra
ternity, he has been generally looked upon
as a little better than that class. Preced
ing the stage robbery he went to Cracker
City, as did many others of the sporting
class, to be on hand for the pay day of the
Eureka & H,xcelsior Mining company, and
it is positively asserted that Page was deal
ing stud poker in one of the saloons there
the night before and the evening of the
stage robbery, and that he was not out of
town the day or evening of the robbery
which took place between five and six
o'clock in the evening upwards of fifteen
miles distant from Cracker City. The de
scription of Page, however, somewhat tal
lies with that of the robber as given by ths
driyer and passenger of the stfge at the
time of the "hold np," aud other circum
stantial evidence is said to be in the posses
sion of the officers. At the present time it
looks very much as though the wrong man
was under arrest, and this is the general
An Infraction of Law.
The Astorian notices in three prominent
state exchanges the advertisement of the
Louisiana lottery. The advertising agent
lias repeatedly sent the Astorian the adver
tisement which has been repeatedly de
clined, for uo other reason than the tollow
iofh section ibs.s Oregon statutes: It any
person shall advertise any lottery ticket or
share in such ticket, or any writing, token,
or other device as is mentioned in section
18S0 (659) for sale, either by himself or an
other, or shall in any way iuyit.3 or entice,
or attempt to invite or entice another to
purchase or receive the same, or shall set
up or exhibit any sign, symbol, or emblem-
itic or other representation .ot a lottery.
where such ticket, share, thereof, writing,
token, or other device can be purchased or
obtained, such person, upon conviction
thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment
in the county iail not less than one month
nor more than six months, or by fine not
less than twenty dollars nor more than two
This is the law and it should be observed.
The law doesn't prevent people from buy
ing the tickets; nearly a thousand dollars a
month is spent in Astoria alone for tickets
in the Louisana lottery, but it does forbid
newspapers advertising the lottery and our
contemporaries should observe it.
lhe Astorian usually has enouga to do to
mind its own business without minding
how its esteemed contemporaries manage
their affairs, but this thing is getting a
little tiresome. J he adyt. pays big, it is
the best paying advertisement going, and
the entire state press should observe the
law. and those violating it should be pun
ished, or else the law should be repealed.
Will Duncan's murderer.
The trial of Arthur Redmond, the brutal
murderer of (Cilliam G. Duncan, of this
county, will take place next month at
Huron, Dakota territory. While the evi
dence against Kedmond is circumstantial in
its nature, it is so conclusive that there
appears no chance of his escrping the gel-
lows. Deputy Marshal Harris who has
taken a great interest in the case, since the
discoyery of Duncan s body, has secured
evidence against Redmond of such a nature
that will conclusively fasten the atrocious
crime upon him. Recently the saddle nsed
bv Duncan, was found in the river near
where the body was secreted.it haying been
thrown in the stream by Kedmond who
dared not take it with him in his flight after
suspicion bad been aroused against him.
Deputy Harris has also traced otner
crimes to Redmond, particularly that of
horse stealing, and has not only secured the
stolen animals but also the direct evidence
of Redmond's guilt.
Mr. Charles Duncan and Mrs. Dunham
Wright, of Medical Springs, brother and
sister of the murdered man, will leave for
Huron next week, to be present at the trial
of their brother's murderer.
The August number of the West Shore
Magazine contains a great-store of informa
tion about various portions of Oregon and
Idaho, with many illustrations of prominent
buildings and residences in Salem, Joseph,
Enterprise and Baker City, Oregon, which
places are specially described, as well as
Weiser, Caldwell, iSoise and rocatello,
Idaho. A most interesting article, fully
illustrated, IS tua, uu uis uuiuuiatHiia vl
the celebrated San Juan lime, at Kocne Har
bor, Hrash. Accompanying the number is
Children Cry for
a large tinted supplement containing numer
ous engravings ot scenes in and about I
quina bay, one of Oregon's favorite sea coast
summer resorts, and ot special interests
the oceon terminus of the Oregon Pacific
ranroau, wnicn win soot become the Pa
cific end of a new transcontinental route.
An. interesting article descriptive of tha
region appear." in the magazine. Iu tl
number the liett thore fully sustains
reputation of being the best and only relia-
uie means oi making known the resources,
Deauties and advantages ot the great north
west to the thousands who are anxiously
seeking such information. Each number
contains special descriptions and illustra
tions ot several localities, besides a great
amount ot iniorn.ation about the new en
terprises on foot throughout the entire
northwest. Send 5 cents for a sampi
copy to the publisher, L. Samnel, Portland,
Oregon. Subscription, SJ.50 a year, in
eluding a large supplement each month.
Surrounded by Flames.
J. Bloom and Louis Sitf started from
Murray to Missoula witn two wagons and
four horses, and arriyed after a perilon
trip. They had been looking for a location
iu some of the new mining camps iu which
to start in the mercantile business. They
had been warned at Murray that the jour
ney would be dangerous one on account of
the forest fires raging along the line from
there to Thompson. Nevertheless, they
ventured. Alter they had lett Litcletield,
Idaho, a few hours they heard the roar of
the flames, and urged their teams asrapidlv
as possible. The speed of the horses was
slow compared with the rapidity at which
the fire traveled. aiJed bv a eood brecza.
Bloom and S:ff were overtaken and leaving
their team in a deep ravine ran for shelter
in a deserted tunnel, which hap
pened to be in dense timber. Their
place of reftjge was entirely surrounded
by fire, and it was five days before they
were able to get out. The worst feature of
imprisonment was that thev were entirelv
sum on irom tneir wagons containing th
provisions, and it was impossible for them
to ooiam iood. mere was a small spring
in the tunnel, from which thev obtained
water, but were without food nearly all of the
i'. . iU-.' J . , , -. . 1
flames had burned out thev found that two
'i.c ujva ul ii u r cuunoemenc. vi nen ma
oi their horses had perished, and the other
wo were in a sad plight. Thev came on to
lhoinpsou where they left the rig.
The following is tha list of letters re
maining in The Dalies postoffice, uncalled
for Saturday, August 31. 18S9. Persons
ailing for these letters will please give
the date on which they were advertised.
Armstrong, A E
Brown, U E
Badger, L (2)
Highland, N C
Jurjens, Peter (2)
Mans, Geo L
O Neal, Jno
Peck, W H
Skelton, C K
Welch, Frank (3)
J. B. CnossES, P. M.
Hart, J C
Johnson, Jno E (2)
Lane, D A
Mans, Mrs Minnie
Moore, Jno W
Russell, E K
Stevens, S C & Co
Walker, J E
A Card to the rubltc.
Olympia S. Murray, M. D., female spec
ialist. Has practiced on the Pacific coast
for the past twenty-five years. A life time
devoted to the study of female troubles,
their causes and cures. I have thousands
of testimonials of permanent cures from tha
best people on this coast. A positive guar-
nftice tn nprmannnllv .tin nm. ,..,.. ,.t
female weakness, no matter how long stand -
yW - 1
mg or what the stage mav be.
reasonable aud within the reach of all. For
the benefit of the very poor of my sex who
are Buttering irom any ot the great multi- f.
tuile of ailments that follow in the train of
that terrible disease known as female weak-
uess, and who are not able to pay for treat
ment, I will treat free of chaige. Consul
tation by mail, free. AH correspondence
strictly confidential. Medicines packed,
boxed and sent by express with charges pre
paid for "home" treatment, with specific
directions for use. If you are suffering
from any female trouble, periodically or
Oltmpia S. Murray, M. D.
17agly East Portland. Oregon.
Abandonment of Fort Walla Walla.
W. W. Union.
A Union reporter interviewed Colonel
Clendinin relative to the report that he had
recommended the abandonment of Fort
I Fa 11a H'alla. In answer he said that the
four companies in the garrison will go into
camp on the Umatilla reservation in about
a month, and will not be returned unless
the water is permitted to run down Garri
son creek, and in the event of the post be
ing disbanded only one company of "dis
mounted men will be left at the garrison,
consisting of forty-six men. The Second
Cavalry band will be taken away also. The
colonel says that there are other places
wanting the troops, aud posxibly a post will
be made in the Yakima district The pres
ent cavalry force, if they do not return,
will be ordered to headquarters at Van
couver and from tbence be distributed
around to different parts of this division.
Col. Clendinin states that he has recom
mended abandonment because the people
are so "pigish" that they will not look to
law or Older on anything else. There is
nothing yet decided od.
Dnfor Foblic School, Onfur, Oregon.
This school will open September 2, 1SS9
with Mr. Aaron Frazier as teacher, and
with tho usual vacations, continue ten
The aims of this school' will be: 1. To
give boys and girls the elements of a solid
English education. 2. To fit those desiring
to teach for the work. 3. To prepare the
youth of both sexes for a useful life.
The bulding as refitted and furnished will
afford accommodations for a considerable
number more thai the resident pupils, so
that those who may desire to ayail them-
slves of the benefits of the school can be
For terms and other particulars address
or inquire of Johnston Bros, at the post-
office, Menefee & Sons, Aaron Frazer or to
the nndersigned board of directors.
D. E. Thomas,
C. H. Stocguton,
J. tv. Kay. of Butter Crei-k, Slisslrg.
Mrs. Laura Bay wants to know the
whereabouts of her husband, J. W. Kay,
who left his home at the head of Little
Butter creek, near what is known as the
Big Potts, on Wednesday morning, August
21st, to be away until noon of the same
Mr. Ray is a light complexioncd man,
wears a heavy red moustache and weighs
about m pounds, tie was dressed in a
yellowish brown coat and vest, overalls
and a white slouch hat. He claims to be
30 years of age.
A reward will be paid for information as
to his whereabouts. Address,
Mrs. Laura Rat,
The following has been received by the
O. it. &. N. Co.'s agent'in this city:
August 21, 18S9.
W. C. Allawav, Esq., Agent, Dalles, Or.,
Yours of the 20th regarding rates for
Wasco county fair. We will make a rate
of one and one-fifth fare for round trip
from all principal points in Oregon to Dalles
and return; tickets will be on sale Sept.
21st to Sept. 24th inclusive, good for return
until Sept. 30th. Yours truly,
A. L. Maxwell,
G. P. & T. Agent.
Cure for Files.
Itching Piles are known by moisture like
perspiration, producing a very disagreeable
itching after getting warm. This form as
well as blind, bleeding and protruding
piles, yield at once to the application of
Dr. Bosanko's Pile Remedy, which acts
directly upon the parts affected, absorbing
the tumors, allaying the intense itching and
effecting a permanent cure. 50 cents. Ad
dress The Dr. Bosanko Medicine
Piqua, O. Sold by Blakeley & f lark,
Bncklen s Arnica Halve.
The best salve in the world for cuts
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, feve.
sores, tetter, chapped bands, chilblains
corns, and all skin eruptions, and positively
cutes piles, or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give peifect satisfaction, or money
refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For
sale by Snipes & Kinersley.
August 10, 1S6U
Please allow me space in your valuable
papsr to state a few facts as regards the
yield of wheat and barley in this part of
Sherman county. I noticed an item in the
Observer of the 10th stating that the wheat
harvest still continues and large quantities
are being delivered to t'le warehouse, also
says the market has an upward tendency
and little wheat is being sold, and also says
oats and barley is yielding well, but rather
light iu weight, and he further states in
recent issue that Sherman county is able to
take care of itself. There is no use for
man to publish such stuff when figures show
that the average yield will only be about 2
bushels of wheat per acre and barley only
about 1 sack per acre.a ui wheat and bnr.t y
is very light aud is not fit for market and
hardly for seed.
There is abcut i of the acrage of this
county that will not be threshed at all.
Some of the farmers are cuting the little
short stuff for cow feed; some of them get
one ton of that stuff to every four acres. The
farmers are trying to get something to keep
their stock from starving this winter. They
look for a hard, cold winter on stock and
are trying to prepare for it. I think if the
editor would go out in the county and try
to collect a few bills he would never attempt
to write another piece as he did on his issue
of Aug. 9th.
I will give you the names of some of
our best farmers who live in the best part
of Sherman county and who sowed their
grain last fall and on the very best ground
the best condition (summer tallow
ihomas J-arra, 'JO acres wheat, threshed
200 sacks: George Meader, 40 acres wheat,
threshed 78 sacks; H. S. Mc Daniel, 50 acres
wheat, threshed 150 sacks; Caplain Moore,
50 acres wheat, threshed 170 sacks: H. S.
McDaniel, 20 acres barley, threshed 25
sacks; John Moury, 25 acres barley,
threshed 40 sacks; John Moores wheat will
average about b or 7 bushels per acre.
The above farmers have as good wheat as
there is in Sherman county. There is two
threshing machines in this part of the coun
ty and they only i an about 7 or 8 days.
H e don t write this to cast reflection on
Sherman county or the Observer; all we
want is to get the truth before the people
who are making inqurics about this cnuutv
and thinking of couiiug here. There is a
number of our farmers who sowed a great
deal of spring grain and none of it will bo
cut as it is just burned down to the ground.
Some of the faruiers will be able to pull
thrcugh but a great many will have to seek
employment elsewhere. Old settlers say it
is the first failure siuce the settlement of
the county, and we hope it will be the last
one. Ihere is not a man iu the southern
part of this county who wilt cut or thresh
one bushel. I don't know what a great
many of them will do for seed. Thev have
got nothing to buy with some of them have
soma stock but there is nothing to buy it
with. Wheat being their only crop that
they depend upon. I think the situation is
worse than Johnstown, because those that
did survive the flood could get work and
tUoje that live here haye to leave their fam
ilies and seek employment elsewhere. This
failure is not only in Sherman county but
all over Eastern Oregon. Some thought they
ould get a pretty fair yield, but when
they came to thresh it showed a shortage
t lbout i to & of their calculations. This
true and if any one doubts it come and
take a look, and talk with seme of our best
men. S. B. W.
HOOPER In Astoria, Ung. 19, to tha wife o.' U. C.
Hooper, of Bakeoven, Wascu county, a daughter.
,OWSON-To the wife of Frank Lowson in thu city.
NAug. 27. a wu.
I n this city, Geo. Jackson, aged alou
Executor's Notice to Creditors.
Notice is hereby given that the nndersigned ha
been duly appointed executor ot the last will and
testameut, of Joseph Shields, late of Dalles City.
Oregon, now deceased, and that letters testamentary
have been duly issued to him. All persons indebted t
said enUte aro requested to make immediate settle
ment ; and all persous having claims against it must
present them to me, dulv verified, at the (law otHct
of Mays ft Huntington, in Dalles City. Oregon,
within six mjnths from the djte of the first publica
Dated at The Dalles, Oregon, this Aug. 30th, 1S89.
Fxecutorof the last willlud testament of Joseph
Third Regt. Armory.
ONE NIGHT OSLY,
Monday, Sept. 2.
Prices 50c. ami 1.00.
Eox sheet now open at regular place.
ONE OF THE BRAVEST
Bv E. E. PRICE, Eiq.
The vena tile Character Actor and Comedian,
As LAtlUY HOWARD, the Fireman.
Supported by a First-class Company of Comedians
Th Great WILLIAM CRONIV Tho Only.
Special Scenery and flect9.
Greatest Fire Seine ever Produced.
The Dalles National Bank,
OF DALLES CITY, OR.
....Z. F. Eoofly,
...M. A. Moody,
General BanMng Business Transacted
' Sight Exchange sold oa
J3T Collections nude on favorable term at all
h s ro-vder nover vane. A mmrvel of n irllv
4trnir.a and wl otcsome ifijw. Morn m nn nlr-Al
than th-) ordinary kind-, an 1 cannot be sold in oom-
pe-nioii with tho multitide of loir toit, abort
wuuht. alnm or l ho-nlmtj powder. Sold on y in
cans. Rural rijkinv Towd ir Co., 10B Wall at., S. Y
Fire at Knfuo.
We received the following dispatch this
Grants, Aug. 21, 1S8P.
Jons Micuell, Editor Tmna-MocxTAiNKR:
A. A. Urquhart and Co.'s general mer
chandise store et Wallace wa? entirely
destroyed by fire to-day, alpo residence
one block distant. Urouhart was on the
Sound and lib partner. Jones in Tho
Dalles. Some insurance. Cause, incen
diary enemies. C.
When Baby was sick, wo cave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Cactoria,
This remedy is becominir so well known'md so
popular as to need no special mention. AU who
have used Eleetrie Bitters hint the same song of
praise, A purer medicine does rot exiat and ft i
gutranteed to do all that is claimed. Electric titters
will cure all diseases of the liver and kidneyr, wilt
remove pimples, boils, salt rheum and other affeo
tlons caused by impure blood. Will drive ir.atarla
from the system and prevent as well aa cure all
malarial fovers. For cure of headache, conetipation
and indigestion try Electric Bitters. Entire satis
faction guaranteed, or money refunded. Price 60c
and H pit bottle at 8ni;n Itinerary's drug store.
Their Bualneos Boomuifr.
Probably no one thing has cauaed such a general
revival of trade at Snipes & Kinersly'a diug store
aa their giving away to their customer of so many
free trial bottles of Dr. King's New Diraovery for
Consumption. Their trade is simply enormous in
this very valuable article, from the tact that it al
ways cures and never disappoints. Coughs, colds,
asthma, bronchitis, croup and all throat and lung
diseases quickly cured. You can teat It before buy
in? by gutting; a trial bottle free, huge six (1.
Every bottle warranted.
THE OLD JSgrABLISHEO
Second St., East End,
AUGUST BUOHLEB, PHOP.
Ha been refitted throughout with tha
LATEST IMPROVED MiCHIMY,
And is now manufacturinfr the
Best Keg and Bottled Beer
to Eao tcroj Oregon .
Mr. Buehlar alwiys aim f oadopt the latest brew '
ing appirntwyand w.ll furnish his c. atom era bea
equal to any in ti ll market: - - . . wtf
C. J. Smith, Prop'r.
Buy at Home and Save Freight and Agent'
Lock Box 218.
THE DALLES, OREGON.
GEO. RUCH, Proprietor.
Northwest corner of Second and Washington It
place in The Dalle for all kind! of ,
Toankful for favor in th past, I would respect
fully (olloM aoooUnuanceof th aam.
- GEOKOU BUCK.
I again at his old stand and ha oa hand
I M IE,
FINEST BKAKD OF
Tank of all sizes, from 1CO0 to 40,000 gallon, mad
1ST Contracts for all kinds of Luildings
taken at the loweut figures.
HENRI L. KUCE,
Manufacturer of and dealer in
Harness and Saddlery,
Second St., near llood's Warehouse,
THE DALLES, - - . OREGON
j Quran teed to dilve Sat-
THOMPSON & FARGHER.
Near Mint building, Second St.
Horse-Sio)ing and General Jobbing
Prices reasonable aud to suit tho time, t
The Celebrated French Sire, '
wtor,reed "APHRODITINE" ZZZX.
Is Solo on a
to euro any
form of ncrvou
disease, or any
disorder of the
gans of cither '
... ...!...!.... .....
IniiiK from the AFTER
exi.cn.-ive use of stimulants. Tobacco or oninm.
or through youthful indiscretion, over Indolg
eucc, Ac, such hs Loss of Brain Power, Wakeful
ness, Itenrinir down I'nins iu the Back, Hcininat
Wciiknewi, Hysteria. Nervous Prostration Nocturn
al Emissions. Iucorrha?a, Dizziness, Weak Meia
ory. Loss of Power and Iniioteiicy, which if ne
clectcd often lead to premature old ace aud Insan
ity. Price 11.00 a box. 6 boxes for S5.00 Scut by
mail on rereipt of price.
A WKITTKN iUAR ANTEE tor every 15. 0
order, to refund the money if a l'ermaneut
cure is not effected. Thousands of testimonials
from old and young:, of both sexes, permaucntlv
cured bv AriiRoniTiKK. Circular free. Address
THE APHRO MEDICINE CO.
BOX 27 PORTLAND, OB
BLAKELEY & CLARK, Druggists,
BOLE AGENTS FOB
THE DALLES, OBF.COS,