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SATURDAY..... SEPTEMBER 21. 1S89.
JURIES AND JUSTICE.
Tho Cronia murder tnal has
dragged on for several days without a
sirjgle juror being empannelled, and
under the system pursued it will make
every reading man ineligible. The
. Chicago IrxterOcean of the 10th fays :
It seems to be the opinion of the
attorneys for the defense that no man
is fitted for jury service who has heard
or read of the case now at issue, or
who has formed or expressed an opin
ion, not upon the case itself but upon
the rumors which are abroad concern
' ing it. Now, most men are able to
' divest themselves of opinions, which
really are rather conjectures than
opinions, formed by rumors, and to re
ceive evidence as though it were the
, first news of the matter presented to
' them. This is so generally true that
' the statutes of Illinois, which certain
If lean to extreme jealousy of the
powers of courts and prosecutors and
to extreme care for the actual or po
tential rights of persons accused of
crime, do of themselves declare that
mere knowledge gained from news
papers and current rumor ehall not
act in bar of a man's qualification as
j uror. The defense, despite the en
actment of the law and the decision of
the court now in session, persists in
acting as though this were a disquali
fication. And it is not speaking too
strongly when we affirm that much
said by the defense has been deroga
tory to the dignity of the profession of
law and disrespectful to the court in
which it is heard. Many of the ques
tions propounded have been ineffably
silly, tome of them needlessly offen
sive. It seems the whole jury system will
have to be remodelled or entirely abol
ished before substantial justice can be
obtained where thecriminal has money
or means to employ wary counsel to
heldge his diabolical acts with a wall
of legal technicalities. As the Inler-
Ocean says, any man is able to divest
himself- of preconceived notions or
. opinions when facts ( are brought for
ward in evidence. The least compe
petent jurors, as far as the redress of
public wrongs is concerned, are those
who never read the daily or weekly
prints, or who never take the trouble
to inform themselves on occurring
events. But these are the best
friends of vicious criminals, for they
are easily duped by the trickery
of lawyers, and in many instances
permit men by their verdicts
to go at large who should be serving
the state as punishment for tLe'r
crimes. "We believe in giving to every
person, of whatever crime he may be
accused, a fair and impartial trial, but
do not believe tue best interests of the
state or community are subserved by
these technicalities which "hedge
around"-a criminal, and in very many
instances throws down every barrier
against the depraved preying upon
A WATER SUPPLT.
The water question has been ''hang
ing fire" for some time, and in con
versation with one of the commission
to-Jay we heard a statement ot the
facts. It appears that the members
of this board have acted as far as they
have received power from the council.
Thvjs, have examined the different
means of water supply by gravitation,
and have decided in favor of running
a ditch from one of the branches of
Hood river to Mill creek, and then
bringing the water to a reservoir on
the upper bench in a pipe. The fall
of the Deschutes river was found to
bo ouly ., twenty-five feet to the
mile, and it would have been yery
impracticable and expensive to take
the water high enough up the stream
to secure the necessary force to
bring it ' to this city. . A great im
pediment to the early completion of the
water-works is the injunction, which
has been dissolved by our circuit
judge; but the plaintiffs have six
months in which to perfect an appeal
If this is taken it may be a year or
more before a final decision is reached,
and during that time no capitalist
would invest his money in watei
bonds. The commission is in a fair
way to compromise this matter with
the old company at a little sacrifice,
and are now making negotiations for
At the last meeting of the council
no power was granted the board of
water commissioners to make a defi
nite survey of the route, and active
work is demanded at this particular
season, as the region from which the
water will be . taken is in such an
' altidude that in a few weeks win
ter wili begin and all operations must
stop until spring. We understand
there is a fund of about $25,000 set
aside for this purpose, and which is a
debt against the" city. During the
past year we have not only lost some
of our old residents, but the develop
ment of our city has been retarded.
Aside from these facts the present
supply is neither healthful or cleanly,
, and as a sani'ary measure a new sys
tem "of water L of the most urgent
necessity. We hone there will be no
delay in this matte, and that the
commission will have no reason to
blame the council or the council to
complain of the commission. These
should work in perfect harmony, as
every member is interested in the
health and growth of the city. If the
new system is completed in the next
few months The Dalles will enjoy
next season an era of prosperity never
experienced in the history of the city;
but if not we shall lose more of our
old residents, and our resources will
It has been decided in a few cases,
says the Tacoraa Ledger, that the
United States courts have no common
law jurisdiction in criminal cases. Of
all the courts which the United States,
under their general powers, might
establish, the supreme court is the only
one whose jurisdiction is derived im-
mediately fro a the constitution.
When a court is created and its opera
tions are confined to certain specific
objects, it cannot assume a more ex
tended jurisdiction. Certain implied
powers must necessarily result to the
courts of iuatice from the nature of
their institution, but the supreme
court has held, in the case of Hudson
vs. Goodwin, that jurisdiction of crimes
against the state is not one of them.
In commenting on the su'ject,
Chancellor Kent says that the prin
ciple assumed in that case is consid
ered to be safe and sound. He said
that "the mere circumstance that the
party injured by the offense under
prosecution was an officer of the gov
ernment of the United States does
not give jurisdiction; for neither the!
constitution, nor the judicial acts
founded upon it, gave the federal
courts a general jurisdiction in crimi
nal cases affecting the officers of gov
ernment, as they have in cases affect
ing public ministers and consuls. It
rest alone in the discretion of congress
to throw ove? the persons and charac
ter of the officers of the government,
acting in their official stations, a high
er protection than that 8 Corded by the
laws of the states; and when laws are
made for that purpose, the federal
courts will be charged with the duty
of executing them."
The coming election in the new
state of Washington is one of the
greatest importance. The young
commonwealth, in her introduction
into the union, should show her pref
ernce for that party which has since
its inception been the friend of the
best interests of the country. The
freat internal improvements which
have opened up the continent to settle
ment and developed the resources
the different portions have been ad
vocated and supported in congress by
the Republican party. The home
stead act and the transcontinental
railroads have been measures to which
the Republican party has allied itself,
and the openinz of rivers and im-
provement of harbors have been
augurated by Republicans. Wash'
inston is as much interested in the
removal of obstructions in the Colura
bia as Oregon, and the meajra appro
priations for this object f jr the last
few years by Democrats in the lower
house of congress has delayed the
work, and clearly outlines the policy
of the party in the future. Following
a false economy it has piled up a use-
less surplus in the treasury, and by
this means has narrowed down the
circulating medium so as to produce
the createst distress among the
industrious classes. If such a pol
icy is pursued in the future the
completion of the public works now
in course of construction will be in
definitely delayed, and the circulating
medium unnecessarily contracted
The new state of Washington desires
the protective policy of the Republic
can party for the development of her
manufacturing industries, and if voters
study their best interests, one con.
gres8man ana two senators will en
hance the working power of Repub
licans in the next congress.
"Life is held at too cheap a price in
this country," was a remark made to
us on the street after the homicide
yesterday, and we fully endorse the
sentiment. A man is shot on the
highway, and it causes a little ripple
of excitement, and is soon forgotten
The grand jury returns a "true biil,"
and then the petty jury follows and in
very many instances tne man is ac
quitted. This is the way affairs have
shaped themselves for many years past,
and vicious men have a license to
butcher their fellows, with little or no
restraint of consequent punishment.
Of course this makes the country i
murderer's paradise and any respecta
ble citizen for a difference of a few
dollars may stand in jeopardy of hav
ing a knife stuck through his heart or
his brains blown out by some devilish
assassin. We do not believe m mob
rule; but our laws and courts are too
lenient with the class of bad.crim
inals. If you are hungry and steal
something to eat from a wealthy citi
zen, very likely you will be sent to the
penitentiary for two or three years;
but if you have money and desire to
"remove" some poor unfortunate fel
low, pick a quarrel with him, and in
your well-nursed anger kill him cut
him to the heart or blow the top of his
head off and in nine cases out of ten,
if you take the time and opportunity
to manufacture testimony against the
man whose mouth is forever sealed
against you in the silence of the grave,
you will be acquitted. It is true life
is held at too cheap a price ia this
country, and the quicker we throw
some extra protection around it the
better for the community.
A most disgraceful scandal has been
brought to light m Spokane Falls
which consists of testimony implicat
ing members of tho city council in lar
ceny of the funds donated for the re
lief of the sufferer;) by the late fire.
Mr. A. M. Cannon, chairman of the
relief committee, has sworn out war
rants of arrest against those implicated
in this most disgraceful affair, and for
the fair name of that city it is
hoped that no effort will be
ipared to punish these criminals
to the full extent of the law.
Such en appropriation of funds can
hardly be honored by the name of
lar eny, and merits the severest con
demnation of all he nest citizens.
The great waves which rose up
against wharves and piers and houses
and well-made roads, and ruined them
from Manhattan beach to Cape May,
were caused by a storm which started
in the Caribbean Sea and emerged
furiously into the Atlantic. It does
not seem to have affected the barome
ter on any part of our coast to a
warning extent, though it is probable
that such warning was felt at the is
lands that were near the path of the
storm. . For lack of it in our Atlantic
seaports many ships sailed out to find
trouble off soundings, and the losses
aggregate an immense sum. The
calamity suggests cable communication
with the islands, that warning signals
may keep shipping at safe anchor un
til the tempest i3 spent. Appropos of
this storm the S. F. Alia says: "While
Samuel Sullivan Cox lay dying there
was a storm of unexampled force
abroad on tho ocean, aud the Life-sav-ii.g
service, which he instituted, was
rescuing hundreds of wrecked sailors."
Surelv this man had much to his
We are glad to note that tho brutal
treatment of negroes in the south has
tt lust aroused the just condemnation
of one Dmojratic journal in that
region." Whenever these matters are
mentioned in the north by Republican
papers the Democracy commence to
cry it down as flaunting the ''bloody
shirt," or denominate it a falsehood
for the purpose of securing the colored
vote. When the Augusta (Ga.) Citron
ide, a Democratic paper in the south,
uses the following language, every
candid person will see that there is
truth in the accusation:
To maltreat and subject defense
less negroes to the lash for idle threats
is an outrage for which the perpetra
tors should be made to suffer the full
penalty of the law. To mob and maim
colored preachers for riding in the car
reserved for whites is equally an out
rage. This boating and maiming of ne
groes is in the last degree brutal and
disgraceful to our civilization. Gov
ernor Gordon should see to it that
these outrages and crimes are put a
The negro is a: human being and is
entitled to. humane treatment. He is
a citizen and is entitled to the protec
tion of the law in the enjoyment of his
civil and political rights. If -irre-
sponsible and brutal parties are per
mitted to whip and maim negroes for
idle threats, or- real or imaginary
insults, we might as well shut up our
court-houses and Jurn the administra
tion of the affairs of the state into the
hands of the lawless mob that has
neither sense.nor mercy to distinguish
between right and wrong or between
the innocent and 'guilty.
President Carnot. it is reported, has
remonstrated with the government of
Great Britain against the asylum
granted in England to French royal
ists. This chief magistrate of a re
public understands so little about free
dom and the rights of persons that he
imagines the premier can, by a stroke
of his pen, debar any or all persons
from landing on English soil He will
yet be forced to learn the first princi
ples of a free government from mon
archical Great Britain. Italian revo
lutionists, German socialists. French
communists and Irish dynamiters have
equal rights under the law until they
commit some act which places them
under condemnation. 1 he same is
true of this country. We have the
wildest fanatics in our cities, and these
cannot be driven from the land until
they forfeit their rights by some un
lawful act No free country can in
augurate a system of police inspection,
like that of some of the .monarchies
of continental Europe, without de
stroying the very basis on which free
institutions rest The rights of all
people must be respected, and this is
the best feature of all free govern
A meeting of all the isms known in
politics was held in Salem Saturday
and a platform adopted. The lion
and the lamb laid down together and
a little child a very little child led
them. The Prohibitionist embraced
the Greenbacker, and these both in
turn clasped in warmest friendship
the Knight of Labor and Woman
Suffragist This happy family met
and harmonized, and are going
before the people to ask their suffrages.
It will be very strange if the new
party, by whatever name it may be
known, vote solidly at the next elec
tion, as such "happy families" do not
agree in perfect harmony for any
length of time.
The governor of Rhode Island, says
the InterOcean, declares the abolition
of the death penalty in that state has
been demonstrated to be a wise law.
The penalty for murder in Rhode
Island is imprisonment for life, and
the governor presents statistics to
show that as to crimes of violence that
state is exceptionally -free as compared
with other states, and that trials and
convictions mere are speedy, in this
respect it approaches nearer to Eng
land than any of the United States.
But then Rhode Island would only
correspond to a county in New York
or Illinois, and they have no such able
ministers of justice" to defy the law.
About 200 talesmen have been ex
amined in the Cronin case, aud though
out of this number four have been
found acceptable, none have been pos
itively accepted as jurors. The com
mon sense of mankind teaches that
out of so many there must haye been
some qualified to give a fair and in
telligent hearing to the evidence
educed for and against the prisoners,
and to return a true judgment there
from. Millions of quibbles and hours
of oratory .will not dispel this univer
sally formed opinion.
Almost a parallel to the recent stab
bing affray iu this city occurred in
Seattle yesterday. Two aliens quar
reled, one drew a pocket knife aud
stabbed the other through the heart
The wounded man staggered 200 feet
to a saloon, exclaimed "See here how
I am cut!" and fell dead. The cruel
knife continues its murderous work
all through the country, and it is only
when the tragedy occurs at our very
doors, and the victim is known per
sonally, or is perchance a friend, that
it causes a ripple of excitement.
John L. Sullivan has a letter pub
lished signifying his willingness to ac
cept the nomination for congress from
his Bostoniao constituents, if they de-
sire to honor the city in that way.
The letter is worthy of Sullivan, and
is full of the most shameless boasts of
hi3 supremacy in the prize ring. We
are frank to acknowledge that politics
has descended to a very low degree of
ethics; but we hope not so low as to
place in nomination one whose only
claim to public distinction is his brutal
acts in the prize ring.
The resignation of Commissioner
Tanner has given the Democrats a fine
opportunity for revenge on him for
many unpleasant facts which he
heralded forth during his Oregon
canvass last year. It may be
that ho talks too much, but he did
good fighting when the country's life
was in jeopardy, and the latter will
offset very many faults. Tanner is an
old soldier and hobbles through life on
two wooden pins. Democrats, be
manly and don't kick a poor crippled
It is well that Chicago and New
York are widely separated, else in
their bitterness toward tach other over
the question, of where the world's fair
will be held serious trouble would en
sue. As it is the fight is restrained to
the newspapers and vicious stabs and
blows are given with pen and pencil.
As instance this from the Chicago
Tribune: "Caesar had his Brutus,
Charles I. his Cromwell, and New
York has her flea. Gotham's dream
of a world's fair is over."
And now the physicians have dis
covered another source of discomfort
to humanity, already burdened- with
"all the diseases flesli is heir to."
They say that the habit of chewing
wooden toothpicks is creating much
digestive trouble. The splinters are
swallowed and lacerate the stomach,
causing inflammation, ulceration and
perhaps cancer. Pich your teeth with
your toothpick, and don't eat it
When the New Jersey Democratic
convention resolved that "the ten
dency of our advancing civilization is
to increase the general average of civ
ilization" the members for a moment
forgot that ' the "present robber-tariff
had stirred up the spirit of unrest in
the working people, and has been the
cause of riots, strikes and human
misery ever since it has been in oper
ation." While New York is endeavoring to
raise subscriptions for a world's fair,
she should remember one or two other
little matters she has on her hands.
For instance, the fund for a statue to
Horace Greeley, and the Grant monu
ment, and the Triumphal Arch. Yet,
this is not saying New York is not the
proper place for the great exposition.
The people of the Pacific coast will
endorse the decision of Judge Sawjer
in releasing deputy Neagle in tha
habeas corpus case lately tried before
him. The character of Terry was so
well known that a man placed himself
in great jeopardy of his life by inter
fering with him when in one of his
The state fair, now being held
Salem, is proving a very successful
exhibition. The annual meeting of
the agricultural association in this
city next week can also be made suc
cessful if proper interest is manifested.
Those who desire to see it succeod,
should make a personal effort, and the
matter will be accomplished.
A San Francisco paper has kept
record of American newspaper edito
rial upon the killing of Judge Terry
by Marshal Neagle, and but three in
all the United States have doubted
that it was a justifiable act
One commendable feature about the
admission of the new state of Mon
tana is that when she comes into the
union she will come in as a state with
out a dollar of indebtedness, and with
money in her treasury. Governor
Hauseris authority for the statement
and he seems to take a justifiable pride
in the fact
The Washington Republicans have
clear sailing in the approaching eles-
tion. They have a party in the min
ority against them, and on the very
unpopular platform of free-trade. We
expect to see every candidate on the
Republican ticket elected, and by such
handsome majorities that it will teach
their enemies some practical common
sense for the future.
The Portland World is getting early
in the field, and has nominated Sylves
ter Pennoyer for governor and Hon.
W. H. Biggs, of Sherman county, for
congress There is no question that
the Republicans of Oregon will elect
the whole ticket next June, and it will
make little difference whom the Dem
Democratic editors in New York
have been claiming that the public
debt during J uly and August was in
creased 7,000,000. Secretary Win
dom says it has diminished $21,000,
000; but then the secretary ot the
treasury may be mistaken. Of course
these Democrats cannot be mistaken
on this question of national finance.
The victory achieved by the strikers
in London was a complete one, and of
which labor should feel proud. A few
years ago the effort would have been
unsuccessful; but public opinion has
advanced very much of late years in
favor of labor, and sympathy will
nearly always be extended toward the
The dist atches state that Mr. Vil
lard has been checked in his scheme
of a 60,000,003 blanket mortgage cf
the Northern Pacific. Before the
people will believe that Mr. Villard is
frustrated in any railroad scheme
there must be indisputable evidence of
A homicide occurred on our streets
to-day in a most revolting manner,
and this time it was not the revolver
that did the deadly work, but a com-
mon pocket-knife. In the hands of an
angry man any weapon is dangerous,
and may rob one of life in a few
The Democrats are bravely leading:
a forlorn hope in Washington. From
persons well acquainted with the polit
ical status we are informed that the
Republicans can elect their ticket by
The fight between New York and
Chicago to secure the world's exposi
tion in 1892 still continues with un
abated fervor. The longest purso will
eventually secure this prize, and bid
ding will be very high.
THE SrOKANE SENSATIONS.
Spokane Falls, Sept. 18. Sidney D.
Waters aud Peter Dueber, members ol
the city couuxil, aud Police Gillespie,
accused of steuling from the relief com
mittiee, appeared before Justice Dun
ciDg this nioriiiug. The triul was set
for Saturday. They were released on
bonds ol $100 each. They have engaged
soma of the ablest attorneys in the city
to defend them. There is great excite
ment over the arrests. The relief com
mi tee has addopted vigorous measures
fur the discovery of the whereabouts ol
Robert Iuglis, who forfeited his bond,
and it is expected that lie will be cap
tured. TACOMA NEWS ITEMS.
Tacoma, Wtn.. S"pt. 17. Authnr L.
Campbell, agent of tho Wells Fargo
Express Company, states, in exphmation
of the loss of the money sent by the
Judge Beverly two mouths ago, that he
bad had a claim waiting in tho land
offce for a year, and ns he had some
notes coining due, and the packages
were unsealed, he used the money for the
time being and replaced it on Sunday
last. Mr. Campbell has resigued Ids
The troubles between the Northern
Pacific railroad and II. F. Hatch have
been peaccfull 7 settled, and the railroad
obtains possession of the disputed pro
a kecobd of ckime.
New Orleans, Sept. 17. One of the
most horrible cases on record in the
criminal aunals of this city was brought
to light to-day, ami the perpetrator of
the outrage was safely landed in jil.
Louise Shoemaker, a pretty blonde,
aged 15 years, has been missing from
ber parents' residence lor ver a year.
All efforts to locate the girl proved futile
until this morning, when Sergei nt Kea
ny was informed that a young white girl
was kept a prison?! iu a room in the
rear of a barbershop, situated n Felicity
street, by a negro named Gus Reed. An
officer repaired to the place, and finding
the front door closed, broke open the
door io the rear of the shop. A horrible
sight was presented. Standing in the
room was the frail form of a white girl,
ber nakedness being hidden by a tattered
and torn undergarment. Her face was
as pale as death, while her eyes gleamed
in an unnatural manner. As the ser
geant entered, she rushed toward him
and clung entreatiugly to bis arm, re
pea .ing half a dozen times in piteous
tones, '"Save me, save me."
Kenny attempted to console the poor
creature, but her mind beiDg somewhat
unballanced it was ouly af'er repeated
assurances that she was cow in frieudly
hands that the unfortunate girl realized
her position and became quiet. She was
The officer immediately secured cloth-
iog, and when be questioned the girl
learned that she hid been locked up l
the room by Reed for over a year and
compelled to submit to bis base designs,
Reed was found in the shop and taken
13 tne station, and a proper charge pre
lerred against him.
MRS LOGAN RECOMMENDED.
Baltimore, Sep. 17. The standing
committee of the Logan Invincible?, of
Maryland, largely composed of old sol
diers, adopttd a resolution to-night
strong! v recommending Mrs. Jonn A.
Logan for the office of commissioner of
pensions. They say that Mrs. Logan s
appointment would be in accord with
precedent, and would bring to the ser
vice of the government one commanding
respect and inspiring confidence, and
against whom no soldier would utter the
feeblest protest, but whom all would
unite in sustaining.
six indictments against stiles.
Tucson, A. T., Sept. 17. Six indict
meats have been found against Theo. L
Stiles on the charge ot embezzlement as
assignee ot Hudson & Co , bankers, who
failed here hve years ago. It has been
openly charged that his sdministation as
assignee was corrupt, as he did not give
any bonds, and being impecunious h
could not be reached. He is accused of
speculating with the funds of the firm
from which he accumulated a consider
able fortune, with which he went to
END OF THE 6TRIKE.
Albuequekquk, N. M. Sept 17. The
strike on the Atlantic and Pacific road
will end to-morrow. General Manager
Robinson agrees to re-instate tho dis
charged conductors, but will take off a
third of the brakemcn of the mountain
DOWN THE BHANDTWINE.
Winchester, Pa., Sept. 17. The
breast of a larte dam located at Higl
boro, burst this morning, and a tremend
ous amount of water lushed down the
Brandy wine river, overflowing its banks
and sweeping everything before it.
large bridge below the dam' was swept
away and several frame buildings were
carried down to Coatsville. Several of
the itreets of Coatsville are four feet un
der water. Bo tar as heard, no lives have
been lost. In places the meadows are
covered to the depth of eight and ten
TIIE CANADIAN PACIFIC WINS.
St. Paul, Sept 17. A Pioneer Preet
special from Winnepeg savs: The Cana
dian Pacific directors have apparently
headed off the Northern Pacific people in
their endeavors to reach the northwest
Negotiations have been progress for
some time between the .Northern Paunc
and Northwest Central stockholders for
the purchase of the latter line by the
lormer. news, nowever, nas oeen re
f -T t t " I
ceived here that English capitalists, back
ed presumably by the Canadian Pacific,
have made hnal arrangements with the
Canadian shareholders for tho construc
tion of the entire road.
Chicago, Sept 17. Dr. P. Curran,
senior guard of one of the Chicago Clan
na-Gael camps, resigned bis positioo
last night because the camp refused to
coincide with his suggestion that a res
olution be adopted denouncing General
Secretary Ronayne for not having turned
over to General Treasurer Tierney the
percentages of the receipts from the
camps throughout the country since May
last, when the existing deadlock in the
executive board began. In a long inter
view in a local paper Dr. Curran conveys
the impression, without making the di
rect charge, that Ronayne bad been using
these funds, amounting to about $3000,
in defense of the Cronin suspects now on
Washington, Sept. 17. Secretary
Noble, on a motion for review made by
the State of Oregon in the swamp land
list reviewed by Secretary Vilas on
December 27, 1888, has denied the mo
tion. The amount of land involved orig
inally was 91,000 acres. Of this amount
13,000 acres by former decisions were
patented to the state. Under the decis
ions of January 18, 18S9, 20,000 acres of
this alleged swamp land was decided to
be hilly and mountainous. Of tne S8.000
acres remaining, secretary Noble decides
that he will not entertain a motion foi
A DENIAL BY THE 8EALERS.
Victoria, Sept. 18. Ridiculous re
ports circulated of late concerning Vic
toria sealing schooners being bound this
winter for Bearing sea to recoup them
eelves for heavy losses while pursuing
legitimate sealing by raiding the breed
ing grounds of the seals and clubbing
animals to death are utterly devoid ot
truth, and the senltrs of Victoria are in
rlignant at sncli base stories being tele
graphed to San Francisco by some cor
respondent here. The sealers say that
although they claim the right ot n.-hing
in Retiring sea, they inriignantly disciaiu
the imputation of stealing teals on tlx
eoast and jslands of the Uuited States,
and dts're to give such report cnii.list.i
CAUGHT IN A LOGGING CAMP.
Seattle, W. T., Sept. 18. William T
Tobias. 23 tears old, was trrested at K i
lama. Tuesday, and brought to Seattle to
night to an-iit the arrival of ofliixrs from
llarrisburtr. Pi-nn., where he is wanted
for forging the nme of his employer to
checks to the amount of $3500 a vein
ago. Tobias, who came of good family,
was one of the gilded youths of tin
Pennsylvania capital, and occupied a rt
sponsible position. After his crimo I'-t
disappeared aud no truce of him could he
found until recently, when a citizen ol
Seattle located him m a logging camp on
the Columbia river, in Cowlitz county,
twenty miles below Kahima. Officer
from Pennsylvania wili arrive iu a d.iy oi
TO HE BUILT AT THE NAVY YARDS.
CniCACC, Sept. 18. A. Washington
special say: Secretary Tricy made a de
cition this alteruoon that will have an
important bearing on the future building
of war vessels. He decided to have t he
two 3000-ton steel cruisers, provided f r
liy the last congress, constructed ut tin
lirooKlyn ana JNorloiK navy yards. When
the bids for these vessels were opened
last mouth, it was lound that all of the
bids were largely in excess of the appro
priations. Of the other vessels to be
built in the near future, it is almost cer
tain that one will be constructed at the
Mare island navy yard.
FIRE AT DAYTON, WTN.
Dayton,' Wtn., Sept. 18. At 3:10 yes
teroay morning fire broke out in three
frame buildings, property of J. ft. Day,
between Schwahmher & Broughton i
and the Opera House block, both I. lick
Mis M. S. Jefieison, milliucrv : Hosier
Bros., real estate: Miss Bo we and Airs.
Livingstone, millinery and dressmaking,
were all but burnt out. The fire was of
incendiary orign. Fortuuatelv. there
was no wind. The firemen worked faith
fully aud succeeded iu confining the
flames to the wooden buildings.
The burned buildings have been stand
iag a number of years, and their loss will
not be missed.
THE '"CLIFF DWELLERS."
Washington, Sept. I7 Secretary No
ble has directed, upou the rtcoaimenda-
tion of Inspector W. D Hunan, that S 4,
T. 30 N , R. 17 W., New Mexico mend
ian, state of Colondo, upon which the
ruins ot the lormer residences and
mounds of the so called "cliff dwellers"
are located, be withdrawn from disposal
until an examination ot the same could
be held, with a view to ascertaining
their condition and historical value, and
that steps be taken to protect the ruins
from wrongful removal or destruction.
ALL ON BOARD-MUST nAVE FERISIIED.
Cleveland, Sept. 18. Nothing defl
nite was heard of the yacht Leo, which
left Detroit for Loveland last night with
forty. nine on board, till this morning,
when the bodies of Ratter and Lauther
were found by the life saying crew float
ing in the lake. The remaining bodies
are being searched for, but the work is
slow and the danger is great on account
of the roughness of Lake Erie.
Notwithstanding the heavy sea, the
life-saving crew made a diligent search
lor the missing bodies, but late to-night
reported their efforts to have been to no
THE RECENT FLOODS IN JAPAN.
San Francisco, Sept. 18 The Japan
ese papers received by the steamshio
Gaelic to day places the total number of
persons drowned in tho floods of August
20th in the city of Wakayamo and In the
districts ot JNiDHime Muro, Higashi Muro,
Nishimuro and Hidaka at 10,000, and
the number of persons receiving relief at
The river Kinokuni swelled from tlnr
teen to eighteen feet above its normal
level, and the embankment and village
ot Iwahashi were washed away. Imme
diately the village and about forty-eight
otner Hamlets were covered by the raging
On the morning of August 19 an enor
mous mass of eanb fell from a mountain
near the village of Tennokawa and stop
ped the course ot the river of the same
name, and which, being swollen, over
flowed, submerging the village and
drowning all the inhabitants.
A number of villagers belonging to
Tsujedo took refuge in their temple,
which was on the high ground, but the
landslide occurred and about fiifty per
sons were buried alive.
nE-SHOULD HAVE COME TO OREGON.
Tonawanda.N. T., 18 Harry Schoen
feldt, of Black Rock, a carpenter, com
mitted suicide Saturday by shooting.
At the coronet's inquest yesterday the
following letter was found on his body:
"As I hrve been engaged for the past
forty-five years successfully in the car
penter trade, and being CO years of oge,
I have decided to do something higher
and better. The Bible says, 'In my
father's house are many mansions.'
Being so many tbey must need some re
pairs. I've been a good carpenter on
earth, and guess I can be such in heaven;
therefore I send you this."
held for murder.
St. Louis, Sept. 18. As a result of
the inquest over the body of young
Thomas E. Jackson, killed in a prize
fight yesterday morning, Ahearn, the
surviving principal, was held without
bail to answer to a charge of murder,
while the referee, seconds and time
keepers were held as accessories.
All the persons held by the coroner as
attcoues gave uaii. ADearn was re
maiided without bail.
An eye witness at the fight says that
in tbo last round, when Jackson fell
Ahearn jumped on him and rained half
a dozen blows on the prostrate man
tace, banging his head against the floor
wiih terriole force. When Ahearn was
palled oil Jackson's seconds dumnndpd
decision in favor of their man on account
ot the foul blows, but the referee refused,
ana Jackson was pushed up only to lal
u a uyiug condition.
WRITTEN WITH THE SCISSORS BX OUR EX
Here is a choice specimen of "pigeon
English" culled fron the Timet of India.
a. native recently sent a present of a gos
uug 10 an Xingiisn commissioner, with
the following letter: "Honored sir, my
lamer was in uomoay the week last and
ne Dougnt two goose's pups of the north
west fashion, so I beg leaf to send your
nonor one. 1 ney are not common goose,
but are of somewhat respectable family.
In the Volunteer Lieutenant Twia TV
Ureen, beventli Uuited States Infantry.
gives au accouut 01 a campaign against
Indians and relates this incident:
borne ot the command had been in bath
ing, and when ablutions were about fin
ished one of the group called out ; "Any
ot you lellowsgot a brush?" Some one
inquired: "And what do you want ot a
brush?" "To fix my hair, of course."
when up spokn another in a strong Ital
ian accent: "Bedad. vou wait: the ITim
will soon give you a brush and bx ver
hair for ye."
J. H. Dolph was one of a nnmberof
artists and newspapermen who four or
five years ago, were aecustomed to dine
at one of the quiet little semi-Bohemian
trench restaurants which have arisen iu
New York during the past ten years.
One evening a discussion arose concern
ing the real artistic merit ot the nictures
of Diaz, Daubigny and Corot. "Pshaw !"
said one artist "anybody can pa-nt like
Corot, only .yesterday my friend Perry,
here, dashed otFsn impression that would
have passed for a Corot ond be did it in
less than half an hour." "And it wasn't
so dreadfully bad?" murmured Perry, in
l reneciive lone. "-roDaoly because yon
;ient so little time on it," said Dolph.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla.
"Cutorla is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me." IL A. Aacnsa, II. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. T.
The Dalles Trunk Factory.
We will soil TRUNKS, BAGS and VALISES, wholesale ami retail, at prices that defy competitio h
Workmanship he.voml comparison. The het. We have in stock ever thimr yon nee.l in the line of trunks,
hags, lariies' traveling bnati, valises, shawl straps, trunk strap?, ef.., cte. Will make anything n our line
as sample trunks, costumcrs', vardmbes, cet. pron ptiy. Itcpairin? department complete. Will ix up
your old raiises and trunks better than new, promptly and cheaply. Call on us you will bo pleasant J
Cmaiiij oa its Own Special Train !
The ideal Equestri-OSympian
OF THE UNIVERSE
JTTST FHOM OVER THE SEA. I
.A. iiMti -
-AN I -
3Io3JVIIOi''!-S ir--;W World's
WILIi EXHIBIT AT
; "Now that the two:
; best circuses that :
;eyer visitei' Mexico:
: have consolidated :
; for a tour of Ameri-:
: ca and Europe, Bro. ;
; Jonathan and Com-:
;in John will soon:
; revel in amazing cir-:
;cti8 surprises." . :
'. Two Republics, ;
: C'itv of Mexico. :
The Dalles, Monday, September 23.
Introducing the entire Force and Para
phernalia of two of the greatest Circuses
of the period.
Full 100 Peerless Arenic Meteors.
The Laurel crowned Male and Female
Champions of two continents in Friendly
Rivalry at each aud every entertainment.
Over 500 Famous First Time Foreign
Feats and Features, impossible to dupli
cate and never seen with other shows.
10 Great Bareback Riders.
6 Russian Athlete.
12 Marvelous Double Soinersaulters.
One ticket admits the holder to thn two Great Shows. For particulars see illum
inated posteiB, lithographs, programmes and the various advertising mediums.
Two Grand Exhibitions Daily, Doors Open at I and
7 p. m. Performance Commence I Hour Later.
Spanish Merino Bucks !
Owned by Severence fc Peet, of California,'
- We have since imported from such breeders as Baker, Shirpee, Strowbridge,
Woolsey and Bullard. Our sheep are large, with good constitutions,
Fine, Long, Staple and Heavy Fleeces.
Our Bucks are now to be seen on Five Mile. We invite an examination of
oar stock and a correspondence.
Prices Grreatly ITetlueeil.
E. S. THOMPSON &8QS,
Ready for Sale en Easy Tcims.
Now Is the time to buy while
PRICES ARE LOW.
This tract has been surveyed and platted in acre
tracts ith convenient street, and avenues and
arranred that ptircliaticrs can get one dioch or tev
eral aorea in a body. The lan I is com par ti rely
level, soil excellent, water easily obtained, location
pleasant, beautiful and easy to acceai and j'-ius tiie
city immediately on tne ease.
Title U. S. Patent. Warranty Deed?.
FOB SALE BY
TIic Dalles Land and Improvement Co,
For particulars apply at the office of the Company
rooms 7 and 8, Land umce uuuuintr, ine nance, ui,
COIIE AND SEE THE PROPERTY.
THORNBURY & HUDSON.
ap6dwtf Real Estate Agents.
Is again at his old stand and baa on hand
L HI IhvaC JJ7
FINEST BRAND OF
Tanks of all sizes, from 1000 to 10,000 gallons, made
3" Contracts for all kinds of buildings
taken at the lowest fipurcs.
EAST END SALOON,
Near the Old Hint Building;, Second St,
The Dalles, Or.
Always on band the
A Pleasant Evening Resort
Columbia Brewery and Imported Lager Beer
Washington St. bet. M Ia and Hccoad.
The Dalles, Oregon.
Rarular Auction Sales of fteil Estate, Household
1- urmture and uenerai Alercnandlse.
Wednesday and Saturday, It A. 91.
I Castor! cures Colic, Constipation,
Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
Kills Worms, (rives sleep, and promote dl
Without injurious medication.
Tuk Ce.ntacb Cokpant, T7 Murray Street, N. Y.
; "We echo the an-:
:timents of the vast:
! audieuces in attend. :
:ance at Farim-Me-:
: Malion circus for the:
: pant three days iu :
'.pronouncing the per-:
:fornnccs, for their;
: art sic daring and:
Excellence, far in;
: advance of any here-:
: tofore seen in Chica-:
: i?o."-C!uci(to Times:
8 Surprising Aerialists.
4 Celebrated Equestriennes.
(i Phenomenal Bounding Jockeys.
8 Amazing Acrobats.
Many Wonderful Gymnasts.
G Daring Charioteers.
Wrestlers, Tumblers, Leapers.
10 Unique I'.intunnmists.
8 Renowned Voltiquers.
10 Funny Clowns.
A sories of Thrilling Acts and Feats
entirely new to American audiences.
We H'ould call the special attention of
wool growers to the extra quality of the
Spanish Merino Buds
Which we offer for sale this season. Our first
importation was from the flock of
Jersey Farm, The Dalles. Or.
500 Men Wanted
To Unload Shcooners
NEW BEEll HAIL,
Court street, Between Slain
Y!nr-, Liquors and Cigars of the best domestic
and imported Uranus on uio.
John Donovan, Frop.
0. D. TAYLOR,
Washington Street, In rear ot French
tt Co's bank building.
Ne 77 Zeland Insurance Co.
Is ono of the Best in the World
Also managers for Oregon, Washington and Idaho
Mutual Benefit Life InsuranceCo,
OF NEWARK, N. J.
Paid policy ho', le -s, si C) or.sn'zatlon,
Assets, market va'ue MO. X?, ",
Surplus, N. Y. standard 5.312,120 81 j
One of the m-st solid companies in the
AGENTS WANTED for tho Stats of Oregon
ierritones ox nasuiugton anu idaiio.
Before starting on a Journey, get an
Only 25c for 3000 Incurance.
Loaning Money foi nou-reeidents a epccialty.
8 per cent, net guaranteed to ten 0 era.
f ! iaiiMMMsanrMmsMasiiwsMniisaMai
Two trains daily, leaving t:e I'matllla House at
l'i:10p. m. ndt a. ni. The 12:10 train runs throuvh
to Walla Walla, eoi-ncctins; at Wallula Junctioo with
the Northern 1'ariilc train for Helen, St. Paul and
thu Eat. The 2 train nine through to Farming
Inn via. I'll dli-tnn and Walla Walla, and to Union.
La Gran le, Baker City, connecting at Huntin.-ton
with Or ;." Short Line for Denver, Council B:utfj
Kans-s Mtv and the Hint. Trains foii. west lam
The Dal i ai 12:40 P.M. and 2 A.M.
m'Tp to and from principal points In the .
IO Uuited States, Canada and Europe.
ELEGANT PULLMAN PALACE CARS
EMIGRANT &LKKWNU CARS run throuifb OO
Express trains to
OMAHA, COUNCIL BLUFFS, and
O-Fres ol Charge and Without Changs.
Close Connections at Portland for San Francisco aa
Puget sound points.
To San Francisco Leav-in; Steamship Wnart Port,
land, at 12 Miduifrht, as follows:
Columbia Wednesday, Sept. 4
Orevou Sunday, 8
State Thursday, " It
Columbia. Monday, " 14
Oieuon I-'riduv, " W
State if California Tuesday. " M
Columbia Saturday, 28
To Portland Leaving SpcarSt. Wharf, San Francisco,
at 10 A. il. as follows:
Orcsron Tuesday, Sept. t
Slate of California Saturday, T
Columbia x Wednesday," 11
Orcein .' Sunday, " Is
.state of California Thursday, " 10
Columbia Mondny, ' 3
Oregon Friday, 27
KATES OF PASSAGE, (including meals and berths
Cabin, $10 (k) etecrugo, ti 01
Itound Trip Unlimited, 8) 00
For further particulars inquire of any Agent of the
Company, or A. U Maxwell, A. O. P. & T. A., Tort,
A. L. MAXWELL,
TO SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
By Way or tho
The MT. SHASTA ROUTE.
Qulclcer in Tlmo tlinn Any
otlior Itouto between
Portland and San Francisco.
Leave I'ortlniil 't P.M. Dailr.
Through Time, 39 Hours.
PULLMAN BUFFET SLEEPERS
for accomodation of Second-Class
Passemrers, attached to
Fare from Portland to Sacramento ana Baa
First Class. Limited yO CO
Second Class, Limited II ca
TO ALL POISTS,
6outli n lid X2ast
E. P. rOOP.RS.
Asst. Q.F. and Pass. Agl
Big G has given univer
sal satisfaction in lb
cure of Gonorrhoea and
Uleet. I prescribe Hand
feel safe in recommend
ing It to all sufferers.
A.J. STONER, H.D.,
PRICE, 91. C9.
Sold by Druggists.
Snipes & Kinemly. TbeBalles. Or.
Tf any dealer says he has the V. L. Douglas
Shoes without name and price ttanised ea
toe bottom, put aim down as a fraud.
SS.OO OENUINK HAND-SKWJil) 8IIOE.
K4.00 IIANU-SEWKU WKI.T MIOK.
U-iJiO FOLIC. AND FAKMEKS' SHOE.
KXTKA VALUK CALF MIOK.
SJ.S5 WORKINOMAN'S SHOK.
. C2.00 and HI. 1.1 BOYS' SCHOOL, SHOES
All made in Congress, Button and Lace.
W. LL. DOUGLAS
Best Stvle. Best FlttiDfV
W. I DOUGLAS, BKOCKTOM, MASS
Examine W, L. Douglas .$2.00
for Gentleman and Ladies.
J. Freiinan, Agt.,The Dalles,0r.
It tint BrilH hv vnnf (- tVif
IO tt OBV tlllDllinil
trad ta sui pru. r I I
niacin tor mar kin m I J
fOOCM WRRI U P0JIC ran p
lutm. w win aenu i rcr root
persoa in each tors.'nj-.ib rr
best ewmt'-macbiD made ia
lb world, with all tb attacbmeoia.
W will also send I rce a eomphria
Irnaofour cooily and nloablaart.
sample. In muni wa aak tbal ytm
show what wa aend. to lboa wbo
may raU at roar bom, and after ai
rDOflia as! snail Dcons jonr a
pronenv. Tbla vrand machine w
'made after the Ktusrr patcnla.
ihieh bare run oat hrrore paie nta
run out li sold for Stt't. with iba
Ttsrhmrnts. and now arils lor
Ift&O. Bcsustronresi.moit ass
msrntns in ine woria.
. No capital raoulrrd. rieln.
cure free) the best sewin-nwMae in the world, and lb
flnt line of worki ohirh art eer shown loccihr in Arm-rica.
XJtU fe CO. JiJ I? Ausuatut Alulae
Artistic Painter and
The Dal lea, Oregon.
House Painting and Decorating a Bnecialtr Nc
laainMiMi annn 'l ho a who write to oa at en re can se
Inferior and cheap work done; but good, lasting
work at the lowest prices.
bliop adjoining poetomca on Aocona cireot,
hill & co.'i
Keeps constantly on band thejchclcest
Corner of Union red Second St.
The Dalles. Oies-on.
New Grocery Store !
OHRISMAN OLD STAND,
It 4 Thirl St-, Taa Dalles, Or.
Will keep on hand a general assortment of
Groceries, Canned Goods,
Feed and Provisions,
And desire a share of the publie patronage, as we e;
pect to sell at Pricks to Suit tiis Uasb Times.
s) All Goods Fresh and Warrnuibs) First-lass.
WELCH & SMITI7.
Front St., Oppoa'te Vmntllla Jlonae,
THE DALLES, OltEGON.
Alwayi on sale the beat, of Imported aud
Uottled Beer or all kinds a Specialty
BUCIILER 8 BEEIt ON TAP,
' FREE IXNCH FOH CUSTOMERS,
: Wolfgang Schraedcr.
KSr 1 TO DATS.i
nyOaaraatand no lo