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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23. 1880
TUB CRONIN TRIAL.
Tbe case of the stato ia the Cronin
murder trial, which has been in prog
ress in Chicago for several weeks past,
rested last Friday. There were sever
al witnesses examined, and every pos
bible matter connected with the assas
sination of Dr. Cronin has been
brought to light by the attorneys for
the state. In rebuttal more testimony
may be produced to substantiate that
already given, and while the case may
not be materially strengthened, it will
be supported in all its details. Tbe
jury may not arrive at a verdict for a
loiig time, but the people who have
carefully watched the case from its be
ginning and who will manifest the
same anxiety until the close, have loDg
since arrived at a decision of the guilt
or innocence of the accused. There
can be no doubt that the body found
in the manhole was that of Dr. Cronin,
and that he was brutally murdered on
the night of May 4th at the Carlson
cottage. .These are indisputable facte,
which no one now will deny. It has
also been made plain that he had a
contract with Mr. P. O Sallivan for
medical service for a stated prico per
month, and that in pursuance of this
contract he wns called to the cottage
on the date mentioned. In this
scheme Martin Burke, D. Coughlin
and P. O'Sullivan have been directly
implicated. Perhaps the evidence
against these men may not be sufficient
to find them guilty of murder, and
Beggs and Kunze will likely be ac
quitted. The connection ot the Clan-na-Gael
with the murder has not been
made complete. It has appeared in
evidence that the investigation of Dr.
Cronin proved conclusively that fraad
ulent manipulations of funds had
been carried on by the "Triangle" or
former executive committee, and that
by reason of him giving publicity to
this investigation he was expelled from
the society and denounced by some as
a. traitor to the Irish cause. There
is not the least doubt that he in
curred the lasting hatred of members
of the Clan-na-Gael, and that expres
sions were used that Le ought to be
killed that he was an English spy
like Le Caron, etc. We do not be
lieve the evidence is sufficiently clear
to convict these suspects of the crime
for which they have been indicted;
but in the minds of those who have
carefully watched the proceedings
these men will not stand in as fair
lieht as heretofore. The Clan-na Gael
- may not have had nothing to do with
this horrible assassination; but that it
keecs within its folds villains who
were capable cf doing such a crime
will be t charge against the fair name
of this society. In this country,
where all are equal, and where there
are no privileged classes, tfcere are
grand opportunities for political dis
turbers to find lodgment and for them
to breed their devilish mischeif to all
forms of established go eminent Our
statutes cannot be framed in such an
arbitrary manner that they can drive
from our midst these plague spots of
monarchical Europe; but by educa ing
. public sentiment to the necessity of
protecting our free institutions we
can live these . vitiating influences
poor standing among our people. We
sympathize with Irish nationalism,
and the struggle for freedom in any
and every country, but not with mid
night murdor or assassination under
any circumstance whatever.
It must have been a sad and piti
able sight to have seen Mrs. Harriet
Beecher-Stowe wandering demented
through the street jcf Hartford, Conn.,
as reported in the dispatches to-day. I
Mrs. Stowe has won the highest liter- I
ary fame by her works, and is known I
and eulogized all over the world,
"Uncle Tom s Cabin has been trans
lated in every language in Europe, and
this pathetic appeal to the hearts of
the American people did more than
armies and legislation to rid the
American republic, of the terrible
cause of human slavery. The por
trayal of character was so life-like
that the northern people were aroused
to the enormity of the evil, and the
thunders of pulpit and press impelled
the struggle, the result of which was
striking off the shackles from 8,000,-
000 human beings. The poor old
woman will soon go down into the
grave; but her genius and philan
thropy will be admired through all
As an illustration ot the enterprise
of the citizens of Spokane Falls, $50,
000 wa3 contributed by members of the
congregation during last Sunday morn
ing service, and in the evening $27,650,
ruakina a total of $77,650. This was
' a good Sunday's work for the endow
ment of a Methodist college in that
city; but when the committee ap
pointed by the board of trade of this
city begin work to obtain subscriptions
for the poor, eeedless farmers, this
munificence will be completely over
shadowed. The college in Spokane
will be a denominational school; fur
rishin? our farmers with seed wheat
is a matter of bread and butter and
future residence in the county, and
this is the reason that we prognosti
cate The Dalles will throw a gloom;
cTindow over the queen city or the
The dispatches state that tha late
blizzard in New Mexico killed thous
ands of sheep, and this is one of the
inequalities in the wool industry in
this country for which the protective
duty attempts to make amends.
South America and Australia have no
sucb cold, freezing storms m Novem
ber, and the Republican party by the
doctrine of protection taxes this cheap
wool in our markets,
and thus give
our own sheepmen an opportunity to
Bell their priuct without unfair coin
A SELFISH POLICY.
During the past season the Inland
Empire has suffered from drouth for
the first time since the country ba3
been settled by white men, and in
some instances Western Oregon has
taken occasion of this exceptional year
to speak in disparaging terms of East
ern Oregon. We have noticed articles
in sotue papers in the Willamatte val
ley, since the fact became known of
the short crops in Etstern Oregon,
p lying glowing tributes to their own
portion of the state, and magnifying
xn an untruthful degree the disadvant
ages of the region east of the Cascades.
This is very unbecoming a generous
neorje. and betoke i s I selfishness
which is truly despicable; but it simply
illustrates the feeling which has aoi
mated very many of the towns in the
Willamette for many years. The
public institutions of the state uni
versity, agricultural college, peniten
tiary, asylum, agricultural fair have
all been located in Western O regon;
and, with the exception of the district
fairs, and a branch of the supreme
court at Pendleton, this portion of the
commonwealth draws not one cent of
revenue from the state treasury. In
airaost every instance when we desired
beneficial measures from the legisla
ture we have found a solid Willamette
delegation against us, and in order to
accomplish anything for our interests
the nienibora east of the Cascades have
leen forced to form a solid phalanx
in favor of the measure, and opposed
to anythiug advocated by their oppo
nents. Oregon has been a state for
thirty vears. and during that Ion
period this region has only bad one
member of tho lower house of congress
and one senator. ine v liiametie
valley has secured these except in this
one instance, and only in consequence
of these corgressional representatives
having been uroad-minaea men nave
our interests received the least atten
tion. The improvement of the Colum
bia river, except at the mouth, has
met with bitter opposition until re
cently from Portland, anl this change
has only been caused by the metropo
lis realizing the necessity of water
transportation to successfully compete
with tbe sound. At the last legisla
ture, a bill passed the house ap
propriating $60,000 for a portage rail
way at the Cascades, but when it came
to the senate almost a solid Willam
ette delegation voted against the
measure. But these are only a few of
the many instances in which the peo
ple west of the Cascade mountains
have act ed as if this portion of the
slate did not belong to Oregon. But
the latest ohase of this unfriendliness
is the most detestable. We have
helped support their public institu
tions. have aided in the election of
their members of congress, our mem
bers of the legislature have voted for
their U. S. senators, and we have paid
our proportion of the salary of their
board of immigration; but now, when
one year of drouth, perhaps in forty
years of plenty, scorches our fields of
wheat and dries up our hitherto boun
tiful water supply, their papers mag
nify lhe misfortune to their advantage,
and attempt,by every possible means, to
divert the tide of immigration to their
localities. Oregon can never be fully
developed in all her rescource while this
plan is followed, and the Willamette
towns must know that in decrying any
portion they are injuring themselves.
Our neighbor, the new state of Wash
ington, is not following this plan.
The papers on the Sound are not en
larging upon the drouth in Eastern
Washington, and using the present
partial failure of crops to induce lm
migration to come in that direction.
It is true that mossbackism has kept
Oregon back in development, but it is
also a fact that the lack of harmony
in the general welfare has been, if
possible, a greater hindrance.
The committee of the board of trade
have, upon investigation, arrived at
the conclusion that it will take $6000
to furnish our farmers with seed wheat
this season. They aim to furnish each
one desiring seed with the amount he
requires, taking his note at 8 per cent.
interest with what security he can
give. The committee will begin the
canvas immediately, and expects to
have the wheat in this city as soon as
it is wanted. This work cannot be
done too quickly, for the rainy weather
we have had during the last few days
ha3 placed the ground in excellent
condition for plowing, and those who
have not already rrepared the soii
for fall sowing will do it immediately.
The Democrats in Oregon are amus
ing themselves nominating a ticket for
next June. The Portland World has
placed in nomination W. H. Biggs for
congress and Gov. Pennoyer to succeed
himself, and now. comes the Roseburg
Review and places tbe names of Yeatch
and Pennoyer for congress and gov
ernor before the people, luis is no
doubt very amusing to the members of
the Democratic party, and we would
advise our brethern of the Bourbon
persuasion to keep on nominating, as
this is the very best thing thev can do
under tho circumstances. They will
never elect any one of their candidates.
The revolution in Brazil was the
mos1 peacefnl of modern times. The
country has been for years a constitu-r
tional monarchy, and the Republicans
were simply carrying out the ultimate
result of the advancement inaugura
ted years ago when they called upon
the emperor to resign, and changed
the country from an empire to a re
The Mormons are making a desper
ate effort to control the schools of Salt
' Lake City against Gentile influence.
They fully understand the force of early
impressions on the mind in after life,
and by this means are attempting to I
save their tottering church from de-
Eastern Oregon has a right to ex
pect some legislation directly benefi
cial to her interest at .the coming ses
sion of congress. For years the
Northern Pacific has laid claim to a
belt of land from Wallula Junction to
Portland, and which was granted them
as lieu lands and according to the
terms of an old grant, the conditions
of which have never been complied
with. Since the completion of that
road to Puget Sound, it is hardly
within the range of probability thai
it will build down the Columbia river.
At any rate the conditions of the
grant are such that the N. P. com
pany is not entitled to a foot of- land
in Eastern Oregon. For years the
home-neekers have looked anxiously
toward this unearned belt of rich al
luvial soil: and. though not able to
procure a title, have, in some instances,
made homes, but have been fear
ful to make manv improvements. At
the last session Senator Dolph intro
duced a bill in the senate which
passed that body, providing for the
forfeiture of this grant from Wallula
to Portland. When the bill came to
the hoube it was killed by an omend
nipnr. including in the forfeiture the
grant from Bismarck, Dakota, to
Pueet Sound, for nearly all of which
the company had received its patent
from the government. Of course such
a measure was uniust and failed to
become a law. There can be no ques
tion that the N. P. grant iu Oregon is
forfeitable, and the people have a
right to expect action in this regard
from the present congress. If the
s'alus of this land were settled, the ac
tual settlers upon it would be greatly
benefitte(f an(j t woud be a great in-
ducement t0 immigration. We be-
lieve that eonje such a bill as Senator
Doph introjaee(j iast session would
pas8 both fcoufes at tnjs 0ne, and our
representatives should see that there
j8 n0 dtjay in the mMer.
Our neighbor, the Sun, is correct in
his deductions that Portland has op
posed almost every scheme for opening
the Columbia river for a number of
years past; but we do not fully endorse
Bro. Cradlebaugh's views when he
says that it was at the behest of Port
land that the bill for a portage rail
road at the Ljcks was voted down in
the last legislature. Among those
who voted against this measure were
senators from Eastern Oregon, among
whom was one from Umatilla county,
another from Grant, and if we are not
mistaken the delegation from Union
and Baker. We were surprised at
the time to see these senators arrayed
against this important improvement
We must remember our friends and
not forget our enemies, and class with
those of Multonomah county, who
v itc d against, the bill, the names of
the members frjm Eestern Oregon
who voted the same way.
Brazil has had a peaceful revolu
tion, and is now a republic, lhis is
the last monarchy on the western con
tinent, if we except the colonial
dependencies of Great Britain and
the foremost nation of South America.
For years Brazil has been in the line
of advancement, and for years her lib
eral-minded citizen' have been shap
ing events to this ead. For some time
the crown on the head of Dopi Pedro
has weighed heavily, and he must have
been expecting that the time was ap
proaching when he should be forced to
give up the imperial dignity. With
the rich and varied resources of Brazil,
if wise legislation is followed, this
country will be the leading one in
South America. On the demise of
the last monarchy in the western
hemisphere, the United States the
most successful experiment in free
government of modern times cait well
afford to be jubilant
ine runs exposition attracted a
large number of people. Twenty-five
million persons paid for entrance,
against 12.000,000 in 1878 and 8,000-
uuu in loo, many ot these came
from the four quarters of the globe,
and travel from this country was un
usually large. The facts indicate that
the world is growing more harmonious,
and. this is due in a great measure to
the improved methods of communica
tion between different nations. The
success of the centennial celebration
of Republican France, will long be
remembered bv her citizens, and the
boycott of the crowned heads will
make little difference to the free peo
ple of that or any other country.
Governor elect Campbell, of Ohio,
says the reason -lie Democracy was I
successful was because it had no "kids
or mosslacks" in its ranks. Last vear
the Repul licans in Oregon took under
its can tie "little Iambs" of the state
and carried the election by 10,000
majority. Lambs carried the day in
Oregon in 1888; kids caused defeat in
Ohio in 1S89. This is the difference
betweengoat8 and sheep.
ijii.ds, tne negro murderer, is on
ft . . . . .
trial in Portland, and will, undoubt
edly, suffer the extreme penalty of the
law. - While we do not believe in cap
ital punishment, there can be no de
nying the fact that he committed a
mOdt brutal murder. But homicide of
equal criminality has gone unpunished
in many instances in this state, where
the defendants were blessed with influ
ential mends and a good bank ac
Wheat is the staple product of
Wasco county, and with a good har
vest this year The Dalles would have j
displayed double the enterprise she
has. If our farmers cannot get seed
they will be forced from the country,
and The Dalles will lose one of its
principal factors of development.
With abundant harvests next summer
this city will grow surprisingly, and
the population of the county will be
The Times-Mountaineer, one of
the ablest edited Republican journals
in the state, like all other true parti
sun papecs, is seeking to offer excuses
for the defeat of the Republican party
last week. In its last issue it explain
ed as follows. "As a matter of course,
the prohibition vote was the disturb
ing element to the Republican party,
and tended largely to increase Demo
cratic gains in precincts in Iowa and
Ohio."- But this statement is hardly
consistent with what it said in its
issue of August 31st. Then it gave
vent to its feelings thusly: "Iowa
says she will give. 19,000 to 20,000
majority for the Republican ticket
this fall. The plurality in 1885 was
ouly 7000: but then we have had a
few months of Republican adminintra-
tion and protection, and that is a great
incentive for the laboring men to vote
right." Probably it meant in saying
"incentive for the laboring men to vote
right" thet they would be disgusted
with Republican administration and
Drotection. and vote in their interest
as they did on Tuesday of last week.
In our surmises of the situation we
calculated with only two unknown
quantities Republicans and Demo
crats in the political equation; but
when there are introduced into the
equation four or more unknown quan
tities prohibition, Sunday-law and
other fanaticisms the elimination be
comes most difficult. But Ohio and
Iowa will be all right in 1S92, for the
Republican party will scrape off all
these barnacles before it enters the
Yesterday the legislature in session
at Olympia elected John B. Allen and
Watson C. Squires U. S. Senators for
the state of Washington. These gen
tlemen are well-known, and their elec
tion has created the greatest enthusi
asm among the people. Washington
will be well and ably represented in
the national legislature, and those who
have been honored by this choice have
well merited it, having been faithful
to their constituents in the many trusts
reposed in them. Mr. Allen is a man
about lorty-nve years ot age, was
elected delegate to congress at the last
territorial election, and before that
time held the office of prosecuting at
torney in the territory. He is a law
yer of fine ability, and a very fluent
and eloquent speaker. Watson C.
Squires has been governor of the ter
ritory, in which position he gained the
confidence of tho citizens, and earned
the reputation of being as an able ex
ecutive as the territory ever had. He
will undoubtedly be a competent rep
resentative of the best interests of tbe
new state. These senators will take
their seats during the coming session,
and the northweet will hear a good re
port from them.
Washington has been advertised
through the east for many years, and
of late she has been reaping the benefit
of this. We rarely pick up a paper
but that our neighbor is lauded to the
skies and Oregon scarcely mentioned.
The reason of this is very apparent.
The great trans-continental line, the
Northern Pacific, lias always displayed
the best railroad sense of any line in
the northwest. It thoroughly under
stands the fact that every settler who
makes a home near the line of the
road is a feeder to it, and on this ac
count it desires as many immigrants
as j ossible in Washington. Through
its efforts the new state has rapidly
increased in population, and her dif
ferent resources have been developed
by eastern capital. If Oregon had
been treated in the same manner, she
would have double the population she
now has, and her only hope for the"
future is in having a trans-continental
line built through to the ocean.
In our subscriptions to our farmer
friends we should be as liberal as pos
sible, and not require iron-clad secur
ity. In former' years, when their
crops were abundant tbe business men
of The Dalles received a fair percent
age from the sales of the grain, and
now in their season of adversity we
should not forget that these men are
are our neighbors and fellow citizens.
They do not ask charity, but simply
sufficient wheat to seed their farms,
and in some instances flour and pro
visions until next harvest. We hope
these matters will be taken in consid
eration, and that the subscribers will
not attempt to profit from the neces
sities of the producers.
The power of the press is fully ex
emplified in the reform which' the
dispatches state is being inaugurated
in liussia. lhe barbarous system of
sending criminals 3000 miles to Sibe
ria has been abolished, and this black
spot of tyranny of the Czar will not
put to the blush modern civilization any
longer. Mr. Smau, widely known in
Russia by his writings on Siberia, says
the principal reason for the reform is
the articles of George Kennau in the
Century. Thus, it will be seen, that
Mr. Kennan by his pen has accom
plished what tbe combined civilized
world, with millions of soldiers al
command, was afraid to undertake.
We do not belive in nominating
candidates and advocating their elec
tion before the primaries are held,
It is the duty of independent journal
ism to do everything possible to rid
politics of the disagreeable features of
bo8sism and machine rule, and this
can only be accomplished by making
the primaries the only pure democ
racy in our form of governmentthe
free expression of tbe Sovereign peo
ple. For this reason the Times
Mountaineer has named - no person
for any office next June, and shall not
state its preference until the candi
dates are in the field.
The Nicaragua canal has been be
gun, and we hope to see it speedily
completed. We do not desire to fol
low tbe methods pursued by France
in tne jranama . scneme, ior u we ao
we may expect as signal a failure.
Children Cry for
To-day is the date of the new birth
for our neighbor. The old territorial
government has been thrown aside like
a worn-out garment, and the habili
ments of statehood are donned.
Of course our fellow citizens across the
big river have been happy, and they
enjoy now all the exurbance of child
hood. But Washington is a big,
healthful offspring, and enters politi
cal life with the brightest promises and
most joyful anticipations for the fu
ture. The last born in the family of
states to the great western republic, is
not by any means the least, and older
members of the same progeny should
feel proud of mother and daughter.
The story going the rounds of the
press that Mrs. Parnell, tbe mother of
the great Irish agitator, is in needy
circumstances, is discredited in well
informed circles. It is said that she
has frequently refused aid from her
son, and from Irish nationists. To
think that the generous Irish people,
who have been lavish in the donation
of money for the Irish cause, would
neglect the mother of Chas. Stuart
Parnell and let her suffer for the com
mon necessaries of life, is preposterous,
and would be contrary to the gener
ally accepted idea of the Irish people.
We are nearing a very important
election in Oregon, and bo far the po
litical atmosphere is as mild and calm
as a summer's day. But this is the
quietness which usually precedes the
storm, and in a few months there will
be a perceptible change. Already
there are indications of marshalling
the forces on both sides, and when the
contest commences it will be in dead
There is no fear of Ohio in 1892,
At the last election the Republicans
were handicapped by the Sunday law.
and still elected tbe whole ticketex-
cept Gov. Foraker, and he was a can
didate for a third term.
DEATH OX TUB GALLOWS,
Fete Sullivan Jixeeuted at Canyon
City Last Krlday for the Harder
of John Brouta.ee.
From the News Extra .
This alternoon fete Sullivan was ex
ecuted as per seDteuce passed upon him
last September by tbe judge ot the cir
cuit court of Grant couuty.
Tbe cr'.me for which Peter Sullivan
was tried audcoDvicted was tbatof mur
der, committed in the ear.y morning of
the first day of last April. John Bron-
kee was killed in his cabin on Pine creek,
a few miles east of here, the cabin being
occupied only by Bronkee aud Sullivan
the Utter being much tbe stronger man.
Sullivan after having committed the
deed, repaired to a neighbor's house and
stated there was a '-dead Puchman up
the creek," and that he bad killed bun
He stated that the deceased had made an
assault upon him and t but for self-preser
vation he bad shot him. Sullivan then
came to lown and surrendered himself to
tbe authorities. A coroner's inquest es
tablished the fact that the victim had
been shot once in the center of tbe back
with a Winchester and had two other
wocuds abunt tho breast and side. Evi
dence went to show that he bud been
lying upon his bed on bis side with his
face toward the wall and was evidently
asleep when shot in tbe spine. 1 here-
fore, at tbe conclusion of tbe preliminary
examination before justice of the peace
N. ltallison, Sullivan was held without
bail to appear before the next grand jury,
which according to evidence in their
hands, indicted him for murder in the
first degree. The case was tried at the
September teim of circuit court for Grant
countv. District Attorney Hand and Al,
D. Clifford, prosecuting. S. S. Denning
was appointed by the court to defend
the prisoner. Insanity was tbe extenu
ating effort made in behalf of tbe ac
cused, and tbe only plea for lenity which
could have tempered tbe degree ol justice.
This failed, however, to bear tbe test, and
tbe jury's verdict was that of "guilty as
charged in the indictment." Judge ison
pronounced the sentence that be be
bauged on Friday, November 15th. Prior
to passing tbe sentence, bullivan was
asked if be bad anything to say, and re
plied that bis "life was a misery to him,"
and that be "preferred to have it over
with as early as possible."
Shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon
the prisoner, assisted by Sheriff Gray and
deputy Eads, mounted the scaffold.
When asked if he desired to make any
statement, bis only reply was- to "show
respect to his body." His limbs were
pinioned and the black cap adjusted, and
at precisely 2:01 the drop was sprung,
the knot slipped around under the vic
tim's chin and tbe nnrnbie contortions of
the body were discernable for eight min
utes. At the end of nineteen minutes
Drs. Orr and Prudeu pronounced life ex
tinct, and atter banging twenty-eight
minutes tbe rope was cut and the body
lowered and placed iu a coffin, and coo-
veteJ to its last place of repose on tbe
hill, without a friend to shed a tear over
bis departure. So ended the earthly
career of the second murderer executed
by tbe sheriff of Grant couuty within a
period of seven months.
From the time of bis sentence to a few
days prior to bis execution Sullivan ap
peared in good spirits, tbe least of bis
troubles beiog bis approaching .doom.
But his deportment the last two or three
days of -his life, evinced a troubled con
science and restless spirit. Feeling tbe
dread . hour of death approaching with
eternity and all its uncertainty about to
dawn upon bis guilty sonl, his re3t at
night was broken and his food often re
mained untasted. Rev. Mr. Eads and
other religious men were then called to
his side for religious counsel, and all the
bravado which bad marked his career bad
vanished. A tbort time before the hour
of bis executi n he informed a Newt re
porter he bad repented of his evil deeds
and felt that his sins were forgiven ; that
l r the past three years lite had been
mistry to him anl be bad no rest. He
was satisfied with tbe res-Jit of his late
trial, and preferred banging to life im
prisonment. No mention wai made of
tbe niaa whose soul be bad huriied into
" In a close Plaee.
According to tbe Spokane Falls Re
view, young Russell, who killed Canty at
Farmiogtoo a short time ago, is in a tight
place, ua nis preliminary examination
at tjollax about 1UU citizens went over
from thtt vicioity of Farroinctou to see
that he was not admitted tj bail. A
number of them took Henry Sullivan, one
of bis attorneys, aside, and told him that
he had better let Russell stay in iail. Mr.
Sullivan .informed them that he would
allow tbe justice to fix the bail bigb
enough to bold bim $3000 or $4000.
One of tbe leaders then said : "It don't
make any difference if tbe bail is fixed
at half a million, Dd just as sure as be
is admitted to bail in any sum we will
riddle him with bullets in tbe court
room." The scene in tbe courtroom
during the preliminary hearing was very
excitiuff. Pistols were notxed sticking
outcf pockets all over the house. Ia the
course of bis remarks to the court-Attor
ney Sullivan made the statement that tbe
sbixitioir was accidental. "Take that
back!' came the demand from twenty
tbroata, and Mr. Sullivan did. Russell's
father aud brother, who were present fled
from tbe room, thinking the crisis had
arrived. Russell was.of course, committed
without bail, and after the Fanninerton
people bad exacted from Sheriff McLean
a rrjmise that be would not take the
prisoner to Walla Walla and that be
would let them know if tbe sheriff of that
county came after him, they returned
home satisfied. 1
THE HERO OF JOHNSTOWN.
Mary. E. Eddy.
Listen, awhle, dear children,
To a story sad and true,
Of a city in a valley,
With a river running through.
'Twas nestled among the mountains
That towered so steep and high,
Covered with dark green forests
That seemed to touch the sky.
In a gorge above the city
Was a dam, built high and wide,
Which held in check the streamlets
That came from the mountain side.
A magnificent body of water
Was confined in this ravine;
For, stretching a league from the stone
work, A beautiful lake was seen.
Three days of rain in Johnstown
Soaked this region through and
And yet the rain fell in torrents,
While the river still higher grew.
Did the people fear the temptest,
Or Conemaugh's angry roar?
Ah, no! why should they be frightened?
They had seen high water before.
A lonely watcher stood gazing
At the great dam by his side;
The restless waters were rising,
Though the wastegates were open wide.
The darkness was swiftly gath'ring,
More heavily fell the rain;
He looked at the valley below him,
Then back at the lake again.
See yonder, that stream overflowing
And undermining the wall!
It will flood the towns of the valley,
Its waters will cover them all.
Oh, word must be sent to the city
For the people to leave while they may;
it tney stay in tneir homes they will perish,
For the dam will soon break away.
He looked toward the door of the gate-
There a large, bay horse calmlv stood.
Daniel Periton, mounted, was watching
nrt . n .
i ne ever increasing nooa.
"Be auick! tell the oeoDle of Tohnstown
To flee with their children and wives,
Away irom tne lll-tated city,
And unto the hills for their lives!"
Down, down on the Conemaugh turn
Sped Periton on his bay,
Warning the people of danger
Which up at the great dam lav.
He hastes through the streets of the city,
Ana ever tnis warning he gives:
"Flee for your lives to the mountains,
Oh quickly flee for your lives?"
A few give heed to his warnings,
But many walk carelessly by,
And thinking the man demented,
Gaze at him with curious eye.
But on and still on speeds the rider,
The people must all be told;
He has no thought for his danger,
This, hero so brave and bold.
He throws one glance toward the
The dam it cannot hold long.
Oh horror! a crash, and the waters
Toward the city, come rushing along!
tie reacnes tne DnnK ot tne river,
To the other shore he must ride,
But the bridge is fast being covered
The crossing must quickly be tried.
inrougn tne vaney, tne river is coming;
ueatn naes on tne turDulent wave,
And is plunging the frightened people
lieneatn to a watery grave.
The flood gates of heaven seem open,
Ana groans and cries nil the air;
But the rushing torrents comes taster,
It heeds not their wails of despair.
It carries them on to destruction.
And laughs at their terror in dee:
It minds not the shrieks of the people.
t..a i : .t j . i
dul uuiics mem ueep in tne sea.
The deluge is nearing our hero.
And strong is the current and swift,
a : i ! . i - i t-
u su ik.cs uie uriuge in its iury,
And against it 'tis hurling the drift.
He urges his good horse onward.
And thinks of the lives he must save:
But the bridge gives way, and the rider
is swept to a billowy grave!
Brave hero, your life-work is over,
Your duty was fearlessly done,
You have given your life for the city,
And glory renowned you have won.
Next day, the sun in its journey.
Through the bright blue heaven o'er
Looked down on a ruined city
un a city oi tne aeaa.
Looked down on our noble young hero,
Ana tne manv ne tnea to save.
Who gave little heed to his warning,
Anu pensneu unaer tne wave.
Two A sed Lovers.
Engineer Dimmick, of tbe Chicago ex
press, said be had been id nervous dread
ot an accident from tbe moment he pulled
out of the Lake Shore depot in Chicago.
1 his made him utiusually caretul, but as
be reached bberman s crossing, a little
behind time, he began to lose bis fear.and
opened tbe throttle of old 9 intending
to gain a few minutes in tbe remaining
eight miles between there ana Toledo,
Hd started to signal for tbe crossing, just
this side ot the trees, when horror 1 he saw
a farmer driving furiously toward it, as
it to cross aneaa oi the train.
It was suicide 1
Dimmick sent out a heart-breaking sig
nal to tne oranemen, reversed tbe engine.
put on air brakes, kaowing all the time
TBe train could not be stopped this side
ot the crossing, and then put bis hands
over bis eyes aud prayed.
When tbe engine stopped a part of tbe
wagon was on tbe headlight, tbe horses
were distributed along tbe track, and two
old people were lying near tbe fence,
Dimmick was tbe ant to reach them.
They both breathed. Was there a phy
siciau among the passenger? Yes, two.
A burned examination and consulta
tion. The man was undoubtedly fatally
hurt: the woman probably so.
I hey were tenderly carried to Mr. Rich-
ardsous' house near by, and the pbysi-
ciaus weie told that if they would stay
until the local practiciooer could be found
a locomotive would be sent back for them
in an hour. They agreed to stay. The
bell rang; travelers huriied to their places;
some with white laces at the thought
it might have been themselves, others full
of the importance a participation ia tbe
event would give them and their story,
ud others, torgetting themselves, tlnnk-
g only of tbe sorrow brought to others.
Ulr. Itichardson placed bis house at the
command of tbe physicians. Stimulants
were administered, and when the family
doctor and the children of the sufferers
hod arrived, the father was moauing, but
tnj inoiner imd opened her eyes.
Late in the nifht, atter hours of faith
ful and incessant labor over tbem tbe
. "How is father?"
"He is still unconcious, but is well ta
ken care of. Here is something for you ;
uow don't worry; don't think; just go b
sleep again." Her st n spoke to her.
"I must go to father." '
"You musu't think of it, mother. You
are vet y badly hurt, yourself. You must
be very quiet."
"I must go to father; he needs me."
Tbe physician looked at her keenly,
saying in a low tone to the soo, "I think
we bad better fix a place for ber near him,
She will never be content otherwise."
The son coaxed and argued witb ber,
but it was of no avail. They moved her
bed beside her husband s; she attempted
to take bis band, but could not. His
steutorious breathing seemed to make no
impression upon her.
Is lather going to dier she asVcd.
The weeping daughter nodded. uYou
must k-ep very quiet for your own sake.
"We've been married over forty eight
years," sue saia to the doctor, "but we've
known each other all our lives."
"You must'nt talk, mother."
"We were raised side by side : te took
care on me when we weLt to school to
gether; he's always took care on me.
Put me on my side more, so's I can see
Mother, you must stop thinking, and
talking." She paid no beed.
"8eem's if 'twan't but a little while
ago since we were married; but it's over
fortv-eieht vear. We waa talkin' of nnr
golden weddin' this very week. Ben V
Tbe son put bis hands on berlinsto
silence her, but tbe doctor whispered.
"better let ber talk. She's beyond con
trol." Tbe gray-beaded budband seemed to
hear her call ; he opened his eyes, breathed
less noisily, straggled with bis voice, and
tben managed to whisper. "Ritcbel.
"Here 1 am, Benjamim; ' and turning
ber eyes to the daughter. "Put mv bana
They laid ber poor, wrinkled band on
bis bard, knotty fingers.
"I it morning, Rachel?"
"No it ain't; you just lie still. You
see," she said, turning her eyes to tbe
other?, "be thinks it's time to get up."
"Rachel!" Iu a very low whisper it
''Yes, Ben ; I'm right here beside you.''
"Tell Tim to milk this morning."
"Yes, yea, that's all attended to. Can
you see me?"
"It's very light, wife, but I can't see
The doctor motioned to the children
that the end was near.
"Put my face on his, Susy; yes, I know
he's going, but 'tain't for long; lift me
over to him."
They lifted her face to his; his eyes
opened; he smiled and passed away
Tbey carried the mother back toher
pillow, and were glad to see ber quietly
go to sleep.
And in that sleep she quietly crossed
tbe river to ber Ben.
A Scrap or Iaper Haves Her lafe
It was just an ordinary scrap ot wrapping paper,
but it saved her life. She wag iu the last stages ot
consumption, told by her physicians that she was
incurable and could live only a short time; she
weighed less than seventy pounds. On a piece of
wrapping paper she read of Dr. King's New Discov
ery, and got a sample battle; it helped her, eho
bought a large bottle, it helped her wore, bought
another and grew better fast, continued its use and
is now strong, healthy, rosy, plump, weighing 140
pounds. For fuller particulars send stamp to W.
II. Cole, druggist. Fort Smith. Trial bottles of this
wonderful Discovery free at Snipes ft kinerslr's
The transition from long, lingering and palnfu
sickness to .o'xist health marks an epoch in the life
of an individual. Sucb a remarkable eveut is treas
ured in ihe memory and the agency whereby the
good health has been attained is gratefully blessed.
Hence it is that su much is heard in praise of Klec
tric Bitteis. So many feel they owe their restoration
to health, to the use of the Great alterative and
tonic. It you are troubled with any disease of kid
neys, liver or stomach, of long or short standing
you will surelv find relief by use of Electric Bitters.
Sold at 60 cents aud SI per bo! tie at Snipes ft Itin
erary's drug store.
WILLIAMS To the wife of Mr. Gen. II. Williams,
at Waruic, Oct. 9th, 1849. a daughter.
BLACK A8H -At the Methodist parsonage, The
Dalits, Nov. 14th, by Rev. Win. G. Sinipeou. Hiss
jtiiiie Biaca 10 r. ash.
Direct from tho Front.
Knoxvtlle, Tenn., July 2, 1888.
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.:
Gentlemen I can cheerfully and truth
fully say that S. S. S. Is the greatest blood
purifier on earth. In 1S84 I contracted
blood poison. Physicians treated me with
no good results. I took a half dozen differ
ent kinds of blood medicines, but, without
receiving any permanent relief 1 I was in
duced to try S. S. S. I began the first
bottle with the gravest doubts of success.
I had Leen so often deceived. But im
provement came, and I continued its ure
until perfectly well. I have since married.
and have a healthy family. No trace of the
disease is seen. Swifts Specific did all
this for ne, and I am grateful. Yours
truly, J. S. Strader.
118 Dale Ave.
Kemp, Texas, June 23, 1888.
The Swift Specific Co.. Atlanta, Ga.:
Gentlemen A sixteen-year-old son ef
mine was afflicted with bad blood, and broke
out with an eruption on various parts of his
body. I put bim to taking S. S. S., and a
few bottles cured him entirely. I live at
Lone Oak, but my post-office is at Kemp.
Yours truly, W. b. KOEINSON.
Three books mailed free on application,
Ail druggists sell a. i. a.
Tux Swift Specific Co.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
New York, 756 Broadway.
TIM BEU CULTURE, FINAL PROOF-
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Lass Omcs, at Tub Dalles, Or.,
uctooer 23, ipsu.
Not'ce Is hereby given that Charles Davis has filed
noticj of intention to make final proof before Regis
ter a id Receiver, U. 8. L. O., at bis office in The
Pall a. Or., 00 Satu rday, the 21st day of December,
18S9. on timber culture aoDlication No. 890. for -the
SW H, NE NW J4. SE 1 and N E i SW i and Lot
S, quarter of section No. 18, in Township No. S, 8
Ran'e No. 14 E. He names as witnesses: Wm. F.
Helms. Nansense, Or., Frank T. O raves, Peter J.
11a iranan, Alex. JBcbeoa, mngsiey, or.
nov. 2. IF. A. McUONALD, Register.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION-
Laks Omcs at Tns Dalles, Or,,
November 1&. 1889.
Notice is hereby given that the following-named
settler has Sled notice of bis intention to commute
and make final proof in support of bis claim, and
that said proof will be made before Register and
Kaceiver at Tne ualies, or., on AovemDer 20, ISHM.
Clarence I Morris,
Hd 2637. for the W H NE H and E 1 NW 54 8ec SO
T 4 8, R 14 E.
- He names tbe following witnesses to prove his
contiuuous residence upon and cultivation of, said
Van Woodruff. Geo. Woodruff. Perry Snodgrass.
of Tygh Valley, Or., and 8. E. Ferris, of Tbe Dulles,
nova r. a. aicuuhaaiU, negisier.
Eagle Valley, near Antelope
h.wes have square crop on right ear
and split on left. Wethers reverse.
Horses and cattle branded "R. G."
Have sold my horses and cattle, but not
The above reward will be gtvjn to anyone (In liny
a huge black mire, (Lranded n on left shoulder)
ana leaving toe same witn v. is. unnnam. 'me
vanes, or Js. A. rneips, KUIus. snerman u. or
ffanv ftAAlftr astva 1t lima tliti XV- T.. Tkon a
sooes witnont name aud price) stauin
we Douoin, put mm aown ae i
W. L. DOUGLAS
PO 9slWC GENTLEMEN.
Best In the world. Examine his
K.OO (IRNfTIIVK HAJJIl-RKU KD SHOE,
84.00 HAillHlEWKU WtLT BMUE.
:i.SO POLICE AND FARMERS' SHOE.
S3.SO EXTRA VALUE CALF 8HOJC
3.00 and Vi.73 BOYS' SCHOOL SHOES
AU maae in lanjrress, jsutton ana ice.
W. L. DOUGLAS
Beat Style. Beat Fitting.
re vilri hv TAnr ilp&lpr. write
W. L. LXLQLA. BBOCKTON. XUSS
Examine W. L. Douglas $2.00
for Gentleman and Ladies.
J. Freiman, Agt,The Dalles,0r.
WOOL EXCHANGE SALOON I
DAN. BAKER, Proprietor.
NEAR THE OLD MINT, SECOND ST,
THE DALLES. OK.
The Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars
always on hand.
Fret) Lnncb every evening.
Is sgain at his old stand and has on hand
FINEST BRAND OF
Tanks of all sizes, from 1000 to 40,000 gallons, mads
tar Contracts for all kinds of buildings
taken at the lowest fimres.
New Grocery Store!
CHRISMA1T OLD STAND,
194 Third SU Tbe Dalles, Or.
Will keep on hand a general assortment ot
Groceries, Canned Goods,
Feed and Provisions,
And desire a share of the public patronage, as we ex'
pect to sell at Trices to Si' it the Hard Times.
3-All Goods Fresh and Warrranted First-class.
WELCH & SMITH.
HUGH CHRISM AN.
W. K. CORSON.
C. E. CIIltlW31A.1V & SONS,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
AND MILL FEED,
Third Street Between Washington
Have on hand and will sell at the lowest possible
prices, fancy ano maple urocenes
and Mill Feed.
Highest Cash Price lor Country Produce.
Call and examine prices before Durchasinar else-
augl7tf Chrisman & Corson.
GEO. RUCH. Proprietor.
Northwest corner ot Second and Washington sts
place In The Dalles tor all kinds ot
Toankf ul for favors In the nut. I would reaneet
iuiiv bouch a continuance 01 me same.
0. D. TAYLOR
Washington Street, In rear of French
i Co's Bank building.
THE DALIXS. . . OREGON.
New Zeland Insurance Co.
Is one of the Best la tbe World
Also managers for Oregon, Washington and Idaho
Mutual Benefit Life InsuranceCo.,
OF NEWARK, N. J.
aid policy holders, sin ce organisation,
Assets, market value sMO,9M,94 14
Surplus, N. T. standard 8.512,120 SI
One of the most solid companies in the
AGENTS WANTED for tbe State of Oregon
Territories ol Washington and Idauo.
Before starting on a Journey, get an
Only tie tor $3000 Insurance.
Loaning Money fot non-resident a specialty.
8 per cent net guaranteed to lenders.
O. 1. TAYLOU
Jftg QalleS Lumbering
Successors to TBOS. JOHNS CO.
MINT BUILDING GROUND.
Thi Dalles, ... Orkgok.
MALMS IB ALL KIKPS OT
ROUGH AND DRESSED
Lumber and Builder's Material.
Shingles, Fence Posts
Lime and Hair.
Orders from abroad receive prompt attention.
BLAKELEY & HOUGHTON,
175 Second Street, Tbe Dalles.
Country and Mall Orders will re
ceive Prompt Attention.
MacEachern & Macleod
Have Just Received a
HHTS, SHOeS, GTC
Direct From Manufacturers.
tgTCall and see them at
12 Second Streets
Tvro trains daily, leaving the Umatilla House t
12:10 n. m. and t a. m. The 13:10 train runs through
to Walla Walla, connecting at Wallula Junction wlt:i
the Nurtliern Pacific train for Helena, St. Paul and
the Kart. The S train runs through to Farming.
ton via. Pendleton and Walla Walla, and to Union,
La Grande, Baker City, connecting st Huntington
with Oregon short Line for Denver, Council Blulis
Kansas City and the East. Train, going west leave
The Dalles at 13:40 P.M. and 3 A.M.
TIPIfCTO t and from principal points In the
llUnCIO United States, Canadaand Europe.
ELEGANT PULLMAN PALACE CARS
EMIGRANT SLEKPIKO CARS nio through OO
Exprcsa trains to
OMAHA, OOUNODL BLUFFS, and
9"FrM ol Chargs and Without Chinos.
Close Connections at Portland for Ban Francisco sod
Puget Sound points.
To San Francisco Leaving Steamship Wharf Port
land, at 10 P. M., as foUows:
Columbia Sunday, November, S
Oregon Thursday, ' T
State Monday, " 11
Columbia. .......Fridoy, " IS
Oiegon..... Tuesday. 111
State Saturday, S3
Columbia Wednesday, 7
Oregon Sunday, December, 1
To Portland Leaving EpearSt. Wharf, San Francisco,
at 10 A. II. as follows:
Oregon Saturdav, November, 1
butu Wednesday, " 0
Columbia Sunday, " 10
Oregon Tliunulay, " 11
State Monday, " lis
Columbia Friday, " Si
Oregon Tuesday, 0
State Saturday, " 10
RATES OF PASSAOE, (including meals and berths
Cabin, tie 00 Steerage, ft) 00
Round Trip Unlimited, HO 00
For further particulars Inquire of any Agent of the
Company. orA.li. Maxwell, A. G. P. T. A
. A.. Port
A. L. MAXWELL,
Mrs. C. L. Phillips,
(Next door to TiMXS-MnuxTAlXKKS offloa.)
THE LATEST STYLES
Bonnets, Trimmings, etc
ONE BAND OF-
Stock Sheep !
Young and In good sonditlon; also
100 Graded Bucto.
Enquire at the First National Bank, at A. If. Wit
Hams s: Co 's store, or at the stock yards of Larsea
tlylSwtf B. P. ROBERTS t BON.
TO SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
By Way of the)
The MT. SHASTA ROUTE.
Qulelcor In Time tlinn Any
Oilier lloulo between
Portland and San Francisco.
Leave Portland 4 X. SX. Daily.
Through Time, 39 Hours.
PULLMAN BUFFET SLEEPERS
for accomodation of Second-Class
Passenarers, attaohed to
Fare from Portland to Sacramento ana Ban
First Class. Limited 20 (0
Second Class, Limited 16 .0 .
TO ALL POINTS,
fSoutli and ast
E. P. EOGICRS.
Asst. Q. F. sod fass. Agt
City Office No. 134, Cor. First and Alder Ms.
Depot " Corner F and Fraot Sti.
Seoond Street, - - Tbe Dallas
EAST END SALOON,
Near the Old allot Building, Second SL,
The Dalles, Or.
Always on hand tht)
and Ci gars.
A Pleasant Evening Resort
Columbia Brewery aud Imported Lager Boer
HILL & CO.'S
Keeps oonstantly on hand thetcholoest
Wines, Liquors, Cigars.
Comer ot Colon rnd Second Sts.
The Dalles. Oregon.
Farmers' and Butchers
front St., OppoHlte I'suatllU lions.
THE DALLES, OREGON.
Always on salo the best, of Imported aud
Uottled Beer of sill kinds Hpcrlaltj
BUCULEU'B SEEK ON TAP,
FIIEB LUNCH FOR CUBTOMEBS.
A Pei fact Face Powder.
ET REE M AN'SToTsoT
Asia. Malnsia SMakltra
BlaJceley So Houghton,
C. F. Dnehim.
nT LATEST PERFUME xquiit
cb..t. FREEMAN'S HIAWATHA
I BIf O hsasiveo nnlTer
I sal satisfaction In the
enrc ot Gonorrhoea and
Uieet. I prescribe II and
(eel safe la recommend.
In It to all sufferers.
A. I. STOKER, M.D.,
Bold by Druggists.
Snip cfe Ktnorsl . ThwDalW, Or.
Artistic Painter and
The Dalles, orecon.
Honse Painting and Decora tint; a Specialty No
Inferior and cheap work done: but good, lasting
work at the lowest prices.
anon adjoining postootce on seeooa Dtrees.
FOR RENT !
The CltT Flouring Mills oo Hill Creek. For par-
tknlars inquire of
i. H. PUIBMAH.