IIOUSTAIXBEK, Volume XXX TlIlE-aiOUTAIXEKIt, - VIII THE DALLES, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1889. CONSOLIDATED 1SS2. NUMBER 20.- PBINTED EVERY SATUKDAY BY John Michell, Editor and Proprietor TERMS OF SU3SCKIPTIOX, Single copy, one year bingle copy si months 47-Tenns strlctlv in advance ,.2.0 .. 1.00 iv ,A at the PostoMee at The Daiiet. Or., as Second Ulant iTattrr or traiumuuion through tlte mailt. LIST OF STATE AND COUNTY OFFICIALS. Governor S.Pennover Secretary of Stole ,"";.?.n? Trun.r Ceo. W. Webb Superintendent of Public Instruction. .E. P.JIcElroy j J. N. Polpn Senators Mitchell Congressman State rrinter ' rnriTT. B. Hermann Frank Baker Sheriff '?eHerbcrt - Clerk... ..U H.Tbomuson Treasurer Commissioners Assessor 8urveyor Superintendent of Public School Coroner ....Geo. Kuch I George A. Young 1 U. A. Leavens 11. Gourlay E. F. Sharp ... A. C. Connelly ..William Micheu, Professional C rds. D R. J. G. BOYD. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. a he Dalles, Oregon, Office Rooms 5 and 6. over Moody & McLftod's store, corner 2d and Washington Su. Residence North side Fourth St., near Lincoln. Calls in city or coantry answered at ail hours. J. B. CONDO. . COSDCS. QONDON A CONDON, Attorneys at Law. Office On Court street, opposite the Old Court House, The Dalles, Or. E. THOMPSON, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Omen Next door to U. 8. Land Office. Will practice in all Courts, aud in the U. S. Land Office. Collections promptly attended to. D SiODAJLL D. D. S. Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Cas Given For Painless extraction of Teeth. Rooms, sign of the Golden Tooth, Second Street. DB H. LOGAN. Office: Rooms 2 and 3 in Land Office Building. Q C. H0LL1STER, Physician nil Snrgon, Rooms over Dalles National Bank. -Office hours 10 A.M. to 1! M.. and from 2 to 4 P.M. Residence West end of Third street. o D. DOANE, M. D., Pbysician and Surgeon, Thrt TVilltw Ornsron Omc Over French & Co.'s Bank. Rksidsscs Over McFarland French's. II. " WATERS, M. D., irnmpnTinfhic Physician and Surgeon. Gra-iuate of the Huhneman Medical College of Philadelphia. '. Office in Max Vogt ft Co. s block, npstairs. J-JR. S. B. WALTER. Physician and Surgeon. Diseases of Children a Fpeciality. Erskinsville Sherman Co., Oregon. r r mats S UTJMT158TOK M AYS ft HUNTINGTON, Attorneys at Law, Office In French's Building, Second St, between Washington and Federal. B. Room S, auSdaw .. over Postoffice, The Dalles. J. E. AT WATER, Dalies, Oregen, ATTORNEY AT LAW, THE apr 16-wtf s. b. nuroR. oo. watkixs. J-JUFUR ft W ATKINS, Attorneys-at-law. NOTARY PUBLIC. Rooms over Moody ft McLeod's store, next door to Fishft Bardon's, Washington St. ENNETT ft WILSON, Attorneys at Law, Office in Schanno's building, np-stairs. The Dalles ... Oregon. J. L. STORT. W. L. BKADSBAV. s TORY ft BRADSHAW, Attorneys at Law. The Dalles, Oregon. J. G. KOONTZ, Real Estate, Insurance and Loan A lien t. Agents for the Scottish Union and National In surance company of Edinburgh, Scotland, Capital 80,000,000. Valuable Farms near the City to sell on easy term. . Omce over Post Office, The Dalle?, Or. McCOY ft MoCOY, BARBERS, Second Street, next door to MacEarchern ft MacLeod's. The cleanest shave, the nobbies hair-cut and most health fui baths. xpSdftw GEO. ANDERSON, DaALU ALL KINDS OF GUHS, Itevolvens, AmntonlUon. Fishing Tackle, Pocket Cutldry, Razors, etc, etc. Repairing and New Work done to Order. 8ocond Street TIE DALLES OREGON Ladies, Attention! A. Stw Invention for Iress Cntttinc- j Self-Instructor That can be used by a man or woman, and which gives a perfect fit. Price of scale, including a key of full instructions, S3 SO. Can be bad by calling on or addressing au3-S9 MRS. C. L. PHILLIPS The Dalles, Or, OKEGON-:- BAKERY, c A. KELLER, Prop'r, Washington street, next door l-elow Geo. Rnch's. Dalles, Oregon. Having the Bakery formerly owned by Geo. Rnch, I am prepared to furnish families, hotels and res taurants with the choicest Bread. Cakes aud Pica. CharleS F. Lauer, Proprietor of the Third St. Foultry and Hsh Market, Will always keep on aale Puget Sound Fisb, Chickens, Turkeys, Alto, Provisions, Cindlea, Tobacco aiiJ Ciirara. Leav rour orders, aa they will receivs prompt ttenti n. MT. HOOD SAMPLE ROOMS. Best Kentucky Whisly from Louisville. Y-ry Best Key West Cigars, Cest of Wines. English Porter, Ale and Milwaukee - Beer always on hand. MAETZ ft PUNDT. aprM If THE DALLES, 2IK Miscellaneous. WANTED! ily old friends and the public, one and all to come anu see me in ine ON RAILROAD UNION AND STS, Where one can get all the comforts of Home. My rooms are furnished with spring Hens, and the Tables second to none in the city. Price same as before. Meals 25 cents; Lodging 25 cents. T- T. NICKOLAS. .Prop'r, NEPTUNE 110 Front Street, THE DALLES, - - OREGON. CHAS. PRAZER, PRO? R t3" None bat the most skillful artists em ployed. Hot and Cold and Shower Baths for the comfoit of patrons. At the old stand of R. Lusher. R. E. Saltmarshe -AT THE - East M WILL, PAT THE EidiestCasli Price for Hay and Grain. DEALER IN LIVE STOCK. L. BORDEN & CO., DEALKliS 131 LAMPS CiiA'.'DEL'ERS AKD FIXTURES gers Eros'. Plated ware, IZIi Pocset Cutlery, J. Eusseil & Go's Table Cutlery, Keen Kutter Shears and Scissors, ggTEvery One Warranted.. CIGAES AND TOBACCO" SMOKERS' ARTICLES, Fancy Goods and Notions, Iron Wheel Wagons: Bicycles; Bird Casres; Agents for the New Home, White and Royal bt.John Sew ing Machines, Jseedlcs and Attachments for ever' Machine. Picture Frames in stock or made to order. Trees! Trees! Trees! FRUIT TREES ! Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees and Timber Culture Trees Ornamental Shrubbery. Roses! ' Koses! Greenhouse Plants. We hire on liand at this date a few hundred Italian and Petite Prunes, which we offer at reasonable prices by the hundred. - THE CELEBRATED NEW PLUM. Hvf 23 1 -a- JML -A., We offer 25 cents.each. Don't be hombngged by paving SI for them, for we warrant ours to be jrenuine MAUIAHA. Also, CABBAGE and TOMATO PLANTS in large supply. Send for Catalogue and prices. Address, THE JEWETT NURSERIES , lose White Salmon, XV. T. O. DE. Bayard, EealEstateJnsurance Collection Agency. Third St., In Opera House Block. Agent for the Northwest Fire and Marine InsuranccCo., Best Home Company on the Coast. Also Agent for Aetna Life and Pacific Surety, Accident Insurance Companies. Having been appointed correspondent for he Lombard Investment Co. I mm prepared to make Loans on (rood Bea Estate Security iu Wasco and Gilliam Counties, also in Washington Territory. If you WANT MONEY Call on or address C. E. BAYARD, The Dalles. 0m. Notary Public and Commissioner of Deeds for Wash turton Territory. FOE ICE CREAM AND ICE GOLD SODA WATER, -GO TO- 104 Second Street. Cram & Corson, Props. MacEaeiern & Macleoi Have Just Received a LARGE HTOCK OP- ii 6) FURNISHING GOODS, HHTS, SH06S, 6TC- Direct From Manufacturers. ggTCall and see them at 12 Second Street .Jga J FAGAN MERCHANT TAILOR Saltings of all kinds, imported and Jomestie on hand. FIT WARRANTED. None but the host of labor employed and tatic ction fiiiaranieod 8W COIUinDia HQI61 n l n i uanay r aciory 23an3rs. Tie Dalles National Bank. OF DALLES CITY, OR. President, Cashier, 7 V .11. I JUUUUjj ...M. A. Moody General Banking Easiness Transacted. Sikt Exchanges soklon NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, PORTLAND, OR. gT Collections made on favorabl rnis at all a ssihle no ints. Prencli& Co., Bankers, THE DALLES. OREGON. Transact a General BanMng Bnsine Collections Made at all Points on Favorable Terms. Letters er Credit issued, available in all parts of the fnitefi States. aSTSurht Exchange and Teleciaphie Transfers sold On New York, Chicago, t. Louis, San FranchKO, Portland, Seattle and Walla W alla, W. T., and va rious points in Oiejron and Washington Territory. . P. THOMPSON', President. J. S.SCHEKCK, Vice-Presiaent H. M. BEALL, Cashier, FIRST NATIONAL BANK. OF THEDALIiEH (Successor to) SCIIENK & BEALL, BANKERS, TRANSACTS A USGULAR BANKING BUS1NI3S, BUV AND SELL .EXCHANGE. COLLECTIONS CA REFTJLLY MADE AND PKOJIPTLY ACCOUNTED t'oK. DRAW ON NEW YOltK, SAN FFAXCISCO AND PUltTiiAJtU. Directors s ! D P TiiojireoN, T W Sparks, J S Scil:;N-Ci, UoROis A LiS, Ii 31 ijllALL. fh file JLtCsx.Llxix WATCHIBAKE Aim E8 . Next to 1st Nat. Bank. Always on band the latest styles of jewelry, clocks, watches, etc., at the lowest prices. If you want something lasting and nandeonie, give Beck tbe leweler a call. n)cnz J. FREIMAN, the ijjiynmt IN THE! Boot and - Shoe SOLE AGENT FOR LAIRD, SCHOBER & MITCHELL, HANAN & SON, EDWARD C. EURT. ' and the W. L. DOUGLASS Celebrated $3.00 Shoe. W.LUUULiLAb fsm A I I OTTOm tT Golds sold Cheaper than ever. Call and Ziuiue tbe fiue stock on hand. J, Freiman, Bphanno'M Itrick. Mccond Ktreet We Are Here And to Stay AT OUR HEADQUABTEES . With a Large Stock of Staple Groceries, Flour,. Bacon, Hai, etc., etc. -ALSO- Tiniotliy, Wheat and Wild Hay OATS, BARLEY, Eran, Rolled Barley, etc. OUR STOCK IS A 1 IN OUALITY AND quantity, which we are pleased to offer you at very low piyes for cash or country produce. Call and see for yourselves, We mean what we say and yon will not be sorry. ? ROOKS (K BEERS. TELEGRAPHIC. SEATTLE JIANTS SUDDEN 1ATII. Tacoma. Dtc. 20. Jolin J. Eerns ;ein nf Seattle, was discovered ilexd in his rnnni lit the l'ife hotel late Jast n glit. Ha had taken his shoes and Coat off. and ! arourentlv lain upon the bed. Apojuex wm louud bv tr.o coroner w oc tue cause f his deatli, lie was a gentleman o scholorshiD and in srood circumstances. Krionda from Seattle have taken charge of the remains. FIUE IN TACOMA. Tiraiu. T)ac. 20. 1 A. M. The St .TimM luitH!. a new three storv and base ment structure at the corner of Kinti street aud Yukima avenue, caught fire iu some unknown wav on the trround floor at 11. last cveuic', and was totally destroyed, v.itu the two adjoining build inns, one being the residence of Professor Gaiilt. nrinciuat of thecitv school. The insurance is f 10,000 on the hotel, belonging to Mellenbrook. It js estima ted that if35,000 of property has been con sumed, COKED TO DEATH BY A BULL. Walla Walla, Doc. 19. Wesley Fields, a pioneer, brother of Simon Flet cher Fields, of this vicinity, was gored to death by a bull yesterdav at his home in Field's hollow, above Wailsburg. He was chairman of the county commission ers of Columbia cuuntv and highly re spected. A NASTY DAY IN NEW YORK. New York, Doc. 20. New York was enveloped in one of the most disagreeable fogs to-day the city has seen iu many rears. If was a veritable Scotch mist, cold, clammy and suggestive of pneu monia. During the day the city has been in twilight haziness, and to-night the cn tire absence ot electric lights, combined with the dcascness of the fog, makes the main thorouirbiures a diaagrceable spec tacle, while the side streets are almost as dark as pitch. The impediaments offered to travel are greater than has been observed before, elevated trains running far behind time, white tbe entrance to Brooklyn bridge has been in a state of blockade all day. While travel was at its hight on Brook lyn bridge a bioken coupling caused a collision near the Brooklyn terminus. The conductor of the colliding train re ceived severe injuries. The pasengers brmir.e pacic stricken, and several ladies tainted. fighting wrrn STONES. Kansas City, Dec. 20. At 10 this morning word was received at the police station that a general fight was in pro gress at the corner of Fourteenth and VVyoiniDg streets. A squad of police men hastened there and found forty or tii'ty men fighting with stones, clubs pnd improvised weapons ot all kinds The mob fled at sight of the cfiicers. The lighting was caused by the refusal of Contractor JIcNeely, la3ing the grade of the Chicago, Kiiusas & Nebraska di vision of the Rock Island road, to pay his men this morning. Six men were badly hurt. No arrests were made. THE BECRET DIED WITH HIM. j Helena, Mont., Dec. 20. The suicide of J. C. McDonnell at the Grand Central hotel yesterday recalls tbe Moore tragedy of February, 1S86, details of which arc still frcsb in the minds of the public. The dead bodies of William Moore and his wife were found in their house on the Benton road, each riddled with bullets. The tragedy was not witnessed, as far as known, and tbe tbeorj at the time was that the couple bad quarreled, appealed to firearms aud killed each other, or that possibly one killed the other aiid then committed suicide. The mystery attend ing their dtatb, however, was never cleared np. Vr. and Mrs. Moore had lived unhappily for some time prvioui to the tragedy, and the woman's infidelity to her husband was the sulgect ot com mon talk. The object of the fait hie s wife'a affec tions was a school teacher at Dearborn, whom many people thought knew more of the tragedy than he cared to tell. That teacher was J. C. McDonnell, the man who suicided yesterday. So the last actor In tbe most awful domestic tragedy ever enacted in Montana has passed out of the world, adding by his uuexplaihed act of soif-destruction another mystery to that already, connected with the Moore tragedy. THE IDAHO AFLOAT. Victoria, Dec. 20. The steamship Idaho, which was wrecked on Roscdulc reef, was washed flora her posrtioq by the gale of last night. She drifted up the straits and was picked up by the small tug Alert, which attempted to tow her to this port. High winds and tide prevented. 8Dd the Idaho drifted towards Kacc rocks. The Alert succeeded in keeping her off the reef, and later steamed lor Victoria. The tug Lome left this evening in search of the Derelict, justifiable homicide. SroKANE Falls, Dec. 22 The jury in the case of Mrs, lone Skeels who shot and killed her husband, diaries W. Skeels. in this city the first day of March, brought in a verdict of acquittal after being out forty-eight hours. Previous to btr mar riage with Skeels, Mrs. Skeels was known as -Broncho Liz." She met Skeels in the Cccur d'Alene mines. Skeels at that time had a wife and two children. He became smitten with "Broncho Liz" and induced her to dress in male attire and accompany him to his father's farm where he intro duced her to his family, jahe worked on the place as a farm hand for several months without her sex being discovered. Skce'.s then sent her to Choteau, Mont., where ho" followed her. Subsequently he secured a divorce fium bis wjle and mar ried Broncho L'z" at Moscow, Idaho, January 2, 1838. ' He ag-iiu sent her to Montana, where she remained until Feb ruary last, when she joined Skeels in this city, where he was in business. He be gan paying attentions to- other women, and on the morning of March 1 his wife learned he was in a building known as"Ac tois' Fiat," where he had spent the night with Frankie Howard, a variety actress. Mrs. Skeels armed herself rith a pistol, and proceeding to the building tutictd her busband from tbe room by sending word by a messenger boy that he was wanted at his place of business. As soon as he appeared in thtfball she fired -three shots, all of which took effect. He died tbe following day. Tbe trial lasted nine days and excited great interest. HORRIBLE BUTCHERY OF A WHOLE fAMILY BY TUP FATHER. Niles, O, Dec. 25; The comruuuity was startled this evening by the discov ery of one of tbe most wholesale aud bloody butcheries that has ever occurred in this section of the state. The victims, five in number, are Charles Shelar, and wife, and three children, and the crime is supposed to have taken place at an early hour this morning. When the in human deed was discovered at 5 o'clock this ercnipg, all five bodjes were stiff and cold in death, wiih their throats cut from ear to ear. Shelar and his wife were lying together across the foot of the bed. and the three children were on the floor in different parts of tbe house. Shelar of late drank heavily, and it is rumored that be and his wife did not live hippily. The theory advanced is, that Shelar, in a fjt of madness, cut the throats of bis wife and children and then bis own. Bhe'ar purchased a razor 'on Saturday evening. THE CALIFORNIA BAINS. Colusa, Dec. 22. The river stands twenty-five feet aoove low water mark and is rising fast. It has been raining steadily for twenty-four hours and still continues. This afternoon there was no prospect of clear weather. Nearly all the larre landowners on Grand island have suffered lo-,ss except A. 11. Iloie, otie of the bend men in the reclamation com pany. The gene: a! opinion is that his lands will be flooded if the high winds now blowing continue many more hours. At Princeton, filteen miles above here, the Sacramento river lacks only two feet of being as high as at any previous period. A STEAMER ON A RANCH. Sacramento, Dec. 22. While on the way from San Francisco to this city last night, the steamer Modoc got iuto a ter rific current and was swept through the broken levee of the Sacramento liver on to the Payne ranch. The passengers were badly scared and feared they wouid be dashed to death against the buildings and trees. The boat was unable to back out. Finally a rope was made fast to a tree and the pilot succeeded in turning her around when she managed with dif ficulty to reach the main channel again THE WOUNDED SERENADERS. Port Townsend, Dec. 20. Dr. Capron returned from Lopiz island last nig'it, where he had gone to attend tbe two young men who were wounded by Phillips wnen the men were serenading hua tue night of ins marriage. Capron renorts one of the men in a serious condition while the other is in a fair way to re covery. The feeling of the people on the island is divided as to the guilt of Phil lips. He will be brought here. HEAVY LOSSES OF SHEEP. Hed Bluff, Dec. 22. It rained in tor rents last night and to-day a terrific wind and rain storm prevailed, the worst of the eason. The river is rising again and it s rapidly nearing the sixtten-foot mark. Stockmen claim to have sustained heavy losses of sheep, aud if the rain rontinm-s the loss will be equal to that of '77 and '78. STILL RAINING HARD. SrARY8vii.i.E, Dec. 22. There has been heavy down fall of rain in this city nee morning. It is still raining. The vers are about at a standstill, but are expected to rise during the night. STRIKE 03? VICTORIA SEALING SAILORS. Victoria, B. C, Dec. 23. The sailors employed on sealing schooners are on a strike. They want $30 per month and 23 cents for each seal caught. The own ers refuse, saving they can get plenty of men in ban Francisco for $25 per month, aud will do so. A NEW CHURCH. The Methodist congregation took up a collection yesterday toward bunding a $00,000 church. Twentj-five thousand dollars was the amount gathered in on the plates. DEATH OF HARVEY J. HUSTON. Tacoma, Dec. 23. The death of nar vey J. Huston took place last nignt, every effort which mcdicar aid con'd sug gest failing to counteract the etl'ec". cf a date seed lodged in his bowels. This evening tbe bar association ot Pierce county adopted resolutions of appreci ation, sympathy and condolence ior the relatives and fiiendsof the unfortunate attorney. THE IDAHO PLUNDERED. Victoria, Dec. 22. Captain L. Anger stein, of the wrecked steamer Idaho, complains that since be has been in this port he has found the most avaricious set of robbers it has ever been his misfortune to run across. Instead of assisting him,' he says his ship has been systematically robbed by all concerned. His own pri vate property, as well as blankets, silver ware and all articles of a portable nature belonging to the steamer, have been taken by the people workiDg aboard of her while she was stranded. The captain feels highly indignaut at this sort of treatment. EDITOR WEST FOUND GUILTY. Chicago, Dec. 23. '-Guilty, with pen alty of five years in the state's prison and patrncnt of $10C0 fine," was the verdict returned to-'night in Judge Grin nell's court against James J. West, ex editor of the Chicago Timet. There was little delay in reaching a verdict, only two ballots being taken. The crime of which West wa convicted was the fraudulent over-issue of stock of the Times company to the extent of 1250 shares, or equivalent to ovei $125,000 in money. BAKPALL's DAYS ARE NUMBERED Washington, Dec.-23.-A prominent Democrat and o!d personal political friend ot Congressman llandail, referring to the latter's ilmess, says: "I was iu Mr. Kandail's room last week. I . was amazed at tbe change which had come over him. In my opinion he is living simply by the force of bis will power. He is dreadfully amaiiaitd, aud looks Very haggard. lis voice is strong and firm, and his mind is as clear as it ever was, but it is plain enough to see that he is a very sick man, a dangerously sick man. He may live to take his seat in the houne once more, hut J doubt it. A" that the doctors can do now is to try and patch up some of the frail links; but any great exertion would cause these links to snap, and that would Lc the end of him. It would be criminal, in my opinion, if the doctors shou'd allow him to try and take his seat at thjs time. Mr. HaudaU's day, I am afraid, is over. DEEP SNOW IN THE SIERRAS. Wells, Nev., Dec. 23. The heaviest snow storm for fourteen years has been raging lieie for the past twenty four hours. Sapramentq, IXc. gQ.-Thi8 morning while a snow plow propelled by four ear gines was operating at Emigrant Gap, on the Central Pacific main line, and a gang ot men were at work on the track, the locomotives pounded warning whistles and the men all left the track except one Chinaman, who neglected to get far enough away. When the plow came along it threw a mass of snow against him, completely burying him. When lound he was dead. EDITOR GRADY IS DEAD. Atlanta, Ga , Dec. 23. Henry W. Grady died pt ppeunioni at twenty miu ptes before i o'clock this morning. Messages ot condolence have been pouring in all day from the uorth aud south. F.K pres. dent C'evelaud tele graphed Mis. Grady as follow: Accept li e heartfelt sympathy of one who loved your busband for what be was and for all he has done for his people and his country. Be a-sured that every where throughout the land warm hearts mourn with you iu j our deep bfHiction, una dpplore 'the loss the nation Las sua? tamed, . Governor Iliil, of New York tele graphed as follows: Please convey to Mrs. Grady my deep est sympathy in the loss of her husband. He was a noble and bri liant man, for whom I felt a warm fiieudahip and the highest respect. Tne tot. re north wnl join with tbe souh it) imiiemu'g the death of ope whoso services in obliter ation of sectional feeling have been so distiuy ui.-hed and to pair. otic, Among pther telegrams wene those from Samuel J. landa'.l. JSmery Speer, Roswell P.' Fiowcr, Patrick A. Codins and Clinton B. Fisk. . Nudden Death. , Heart disease, is developed by modem oiviliaation, and is increasing to an alarm ing extent. Let him who suspects the ex istence of this cause of au-hlen death take Dr. Flint's Remedy, and let all persons read bis treatise on Heart Disease, which will be sent on application by Mack Drug Co., N. Y. Children Cry for From Saturday Dai!). Gently falls the snow. The year is growing'Gld. Mr. A. Frazer, of Dufur, is in the city. A new sciiool house is being finished at Ruius. The west bound passenger train, as usua:, was several hours late yesterday. They are talking telephone in Sherman couuty, from tjrant to the principal town. A boy 17 years old has been appointed referee iu tare 2 divorce cases at Dallas, Polk county. The iron pipe which supplies the sprink ler burotea yesteruuy, aud the water was shut tff. Suow is reported twenty inches deep on the summit between iiurns aail lrout creek, Malheur county. Sleighing did not last one day, and Mr Chambers was forced to change his runners tor wagou wheels. And now comes the oldest inhabitant and tells of ice being formed in March to the depth of four feet. The membership of the Toboggan club is limited, aud there are only a tew vacancies. A word to the wise, etc. The excellent ate lights, which we now have in operation, make the streets of the city almost as light as day. A new crosswalk has been put down on Second street from The Dalles National Bank to Snipes & Kinerslcy's drixs store. The thermometer ranged a few days dur ing the week at Canyon City pretty regu arly at about IS above zero of. mornings, and not a great deal higher in the midule of the day. XV. B. Ladue, of Salem, Oregon, has been appomteu a cadet to Weso tutu' academy, with Harold a. JL'islte, ot Salem, as alter Date. List evening The Dalles Terpsichorean Urbanization ive a party at old armory Hail. The devotees of the mazv dauco were well represented. The Baker City Reveille is now issuing six-column daily bright and newsy. e wish Bro. Abbott success iu his ellorts to build up his eity and surrounding country. A larae number of cattle are reported be tween Squaw creek and the Deschutes in Crook county which are iu very poor condi tion, and many ot them will pensii unless looked after. The snow to-day has not been in as large quantities as expected. The wind came out ot the west, aud weather became mild aud springlike, notwithstanding a covering of two inches of snow on the grouud. The ball for the Iwueiit of the-Tuinl Reg iment is to pay the expeuses of furnishing the new armorv. The members of tne mil itia desire to f uruUii their new armory in elegant style, aud they should be patiouizsu, Can von Citv New: The Harney Press says John Parker, whom many of ua hen know, is a raving maniac, aud will be scut to Salem. Parker aud liugh Smith took a crazy man from llainey valley to the asy lum a few vears aeo, ami the wardeu came near locking Parker up then. Biker Jhoeille: Br. T. N. Snow, the 0 R. & N. railway sareou, iiuonns us that J W. Kitchiug. the lireniau injured ui the recent wreck near Pleasant valley, has been returned to his home in L:t Grande; tngi neer T. Crouin was removed to the Walla Walla hospital and Bui?ineer Jas. Watsou is now in the St. Vincent hospital at Port land. Grant County A eics: l'or the informa tion of all parties we will state that Canyon City has no national bank, there was a banking institution partly crganizsd last manner and a building prepared . for the bank, but the plans never matured, and the cold frosts of autumn nipped iu the bud the first national bank of Canyon City. Grant County Kewa: Charles Miller, whom we advertised as lost, surprised every one here by marching into the poatotiice one evening during the week, Nothing like ad vertising. The searching party sent out from Granite found Mr. Miller in his log cahin preparing tor a trip below to look after his coed properties. Fossil Journal: There is a greater de mand for desirable building lots in fossil than ever before. We have the best loca- tiou aud more natural advantages than any town lrom Pendleton to the Cascades, With development of the coal mines and the bailding of biadch railroads in the near fatu-e, we will have a Sue city here. W. W. Union: A dispatch was received last niht announcing the death by drown ing of Harry Bcmis, of this city, at Port land. It seems that he lett cere a couple of weeks ago in company with Charley and Harry A. I ettt, for the purpose ot going to Spokane Falls to obtain work, since which time he has not been heard from by his par ents who live here. Grant Co. ATe: Joseph Barker was com mitted tq prison last week on n charge of obliterating or changing brands on horses on the range. Mr. lirker was convicted in the justice court in W arm Spring precinct and held under 5000 bends, which he failed to give, and now saws wood for tbe county along with the China pants thief. Besides all his other afflictions aud misfortunes. Bar ker is both deaf anil dumb, but would monkey with brands that were not his own. Rocky Bar Bulletin: For several weeks the weather has been unsettled and at in tervals slight snow storms have visited ns. Monday and Tuesday the heavens let go in earnest and by Tuesilay evening fully five feet of the 'beautiful , on a level, was piled np iu and aroun-J Rocky Br, and from weather indications the end is not yet. This amount of snow with a surety for fully as much mere beforo spring time, insures plenty of water for mining purposes ami means millions of dollars worth of benefit to the people generally of Idaho. Port Townsend Leader: HiaiUamm. a welbknown .Indian wiiq lived across the harbor, was drowned Tuesday evening in Scow bay. He was known as the "last of the royal family,'' and was quite old. He was a cousin of the Duke of York, and is associated with the Duke in the minds of the old settlers, for these two Indians were friendly to the whites and often protected them from the hostile Indians. Hiaikanim took his cayoe Tuesday evening and went aftei a load of w ood, and on his return the canoe was swamped. The old Indian was thrown out into the bay and drowned be fore assistance reached him. Hs body was found floating in the water. Canyon City New U. S. Cooper, whom it will be remembered drove some of D IK. Jenkins' horae3 from Bear valley last sum mer without the knowledge or consent of Mr. Jenkins, is by this time far beyond the reach of the sheriff, and still going. Sheriff Gray was apprised nf the facs that fjjoper had relatives lp Jackfou couuty, and sup posing he would land up there with tne Stolen animals, w rote the sheriff at Jackson vil e to loe k out and arrest him if seen there. It appears that the slier. ff was ab sent, but the deputy, li. T. Armstrong, through ignorance or some motive unknown, told a friend of Cooper's relatives that there was a warrant out for him; therefore Mr. Jenkins is out of his horses and the thief is out of jail. La Grande Journal: When the wreck of Thursday night occurred five ujiles west of this city, 23 head of cattle were liberated by the company's employes and turned loose iu the mountain' where they are now roaming. The man in charge of the stock rtiuteo to have anything to do with them, therefore is is to le presumed the railroad company has a h: r'l of cattle to the number mentioned, roaming at will over the hills and dales. It is likely most uf the stock will I rounded-Hp i settlers and it need pot surprise an v hody if some of the num ber should find tbeir way into lumber camps where they will be served up to the hungry. There is a question about ownership there, fore it is supposed they are coijiajou prop erty, The second of a scries of dances being given by the Social club occurred last night. The music was exceptionally fine u! all seemed to have a very jolly time. Those present were; Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Moody, Mr. and . Mrs, W. E, Qarretson, Mr. and Mrs. George Blakcley, Mr. and Mrs. Loch bead, Mr. and Mrs. Cad well, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey, Mr. aud Mrs. Phillips, Miss Walch, Miss Wentz, Miss Bertha- Wentz, Miss Grimes, Miss Ruch, Miss Kette Michel!, Miss Lang. Miss Meyers, Miss Maie Wil liam, Miss Swank, Miss Bennett, Miss Lusher, Miss FitzGerald aud Messrs. Geo. Pitcher's Castorla, Bennett, T. Turner, Simmons, J. P. FitzGerald, E. Williams, George Ham, H. Blanchard, H. Maicr, Herbert Glazier, H. Nuckols, John Hampshire, Martin Donnell, M. A. Moody, W. Cram, Joe Woraley. From 3!enc'uy'a Dal'y. Two feet of snow has fallen at the Cas cades. Mr. II. W. Wells, cf Deschutes, is in the city. Coasting and toboganning are the general attractions. Mr. C. McPherson, of Hay Creek, came into the city to-day. Some of our citizens indulged in sleighing yesterday, but the amusement was not lirst-class. The public schools will have a holiday lrom ChriKtmns until January C, 1SU0. th Monday after New Year's. The Salvation army are still "holding the iort in JMiensuurgn. ine army has a good neiu oi operations in that city. There is no ice in the river, but if an east wind blows the great artery of commerce may be closed in a few hours. The mild weather Saturday caused the snow to mf.lt, and the freezing weather has made the walks slippery and unsafe. Localizer: We are informed that snow is over a foot deep on the Wenatchee mount ains and sledding across them is splendid. The road is well broken. A very severe storm was experienced be yond the Deschutes last Saturday. The wine! blew a hurricane, aud the snow fell in biiuding quantities. After everything quieted down, suow fell to the depth of sev eral inches. I We learn from a trustworthy source that lien, r . A. Ale Donald will tender his resig nation as register of the land otlice on Jan uary 1, 1S90. He will engage in business in Seattle, which will be his future residence, jyir. mas. aowe, who was mentioned in these columns as being injured at Hood River Wednesday evening, has had his arm amputated anil his skull was badly frac tured. He is at present at St. V incent 8 hospital Portland. The boiler at the engine house of the electric liht works was chaugei yesterday from wood-burning to coal-burning, and the lurnace had to be changed for this purpose, ror tnis reason, alter 10 o clock there were no electric lights in the city, and the streets wore a dark and sombre hue. A white owl was caught by Master Harry lirown, on tbe JJeschuiet, a few days ago, He gave it to Mr. S. B. AJams, bnt in t few days it died, and is now properly mounted by a taxedcrmist, and is the pret tiest bird we ever saw. borne of the ' old eot inhabitants prophecy an extremely harel winter by reason cf the visit of these arctic birds; but all signs are iusiguilicaut iu .cistern Oregon. Pi inevillo Ileview: Some time since W T. Casey appealed from the decision of tho register of the U. S. land olKce at The Dalles in rejscting his filings on a piece of ana at 1'owell liuttes. listed to the H . V. & C. M. Co., though the land was just out- lde ot the six-mile limit. the commis sioner of the general laud olHco has just ren dered a decision in Mr. Casey s favor, al lowing his filing. It is a valuable tract of land aud is well worth contesting for. Snow is piling up in the mountains to the ueptli of two. and three feet,' which wi1! re main on the ground until the sun melts it o!f next spring, thus forming rc3eryoirs that will feed the many little rivyifts which ujw through the vuile-ys, and will lurnisli water ior irrigating purposes the coming season. V ithout plenty o: snow in the mountains, water is always scarce the fol lowing season, out the indications now are that water will be plentiful next summer. tieview. Mr. Geo. Williams, administrator of the estate of John Micheibach, deceased, has gathered the children of tender years to gether and will give them a genuine Christ mas holiday. Lust-week ho went down to Vanconver, where the orphans are attending school and made arrangements for them to be in the city during the holidays. He has made every preparation for their enjoyment and no doubt tiiey will have a pleasant time. Mr. Williams has managed the af fairs of this estate in a most commendable manner, and has displayed oaro and judg ment which could not have been excelled in the management of his own affairs. This is the way they do it down in Ari zona when a misguided individual monkeys with his royal nibs, the editor. The fol lowing appeared in a recent number of tbe Arizona Kicker: "Died In this citv Octo ber 2S. 1SS!), Bte Shumaker, azed 54 year.', S months and 14 days. Pete was the indi vidual who attacked us on the 21st in front of the postoliiue with a cavalry sabre, being offended at an editorial criticising the policy of the czar of Russia towards Turkey. . We et daylight into bun in four places and we paid bis doctor bill aud funeral expenses. lie sleeps well; be is better off; death loves shining mark. Eastern papers please copy. Tha Umatilia House is still the rendez vous for everything of a newsy nature. If there is a late arrival iu the city he will be registered ou the daily record, and if one desires to learn the news from any of tho country towns he can, get it at this hotel. llus is the center of new3 of every kind, and an item-gatherer when othor sources, fail generally can pick up something en tertaining. If there are no events ot su in dent importance to cnronicie, ine good- natured Major Hand ley, always smiling and genial, can tell bun something about editors and judges in the old country, or Cob Sin nott can relate one of his yarns about pio neer days, in The Dalles, forty years ago. For fully a quarter of a century the Uma tilla House has been the attractiya center for all desirous of information concerning this region, and it has ulwrvys kept pace with tbe progress ot the city, it is iair to presume it will always retain its prestige. d long years alter the present proprietors e numbered with the silent nn-j-wity, there will remain an attraction arouui the old corner which will eclipse all innova tions. Prom Tuesday's Daily. A light fall of snow last night. To-morrow will be Christmas. There is very little snow on lower Fifteen Mile. Ellensbnrgh is agitating the subject of a toboggan slide. Diptheria is prevalent inEigle Valley, near Baker City. Sleiahitig is excellent in Eilensburgh, and the cit zjiis are enjoying the fun, The postoffice will he pcn to-morrow. Qh,riatiiiij, from t to o'clock A. M. . Snow is six. inches deep in the Klickitat valley, and there is excellent sleighing. Mr. Robert Bradley, one of the most suc- cessiul farmers iu Wasco county, is in the ity. The schools in the county will generally have vacations during the Christinas holi day. Evergreen trees are a scarcity, and sev eral were inquiring for them but could not procure any. Midnight mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic church this evening. All are invited to be present. Mr. J. C. Egbert came in from Dufur last night, aud reports the snow drifted in places to the depth of three feet. Mr. James Fulton and family, of U-s- chutes, rai.uru.ed during the week from the Jj g lijud country. Property-owners sheuld clean their side walks, and then stop the small boys from using them for sliding purposes. The people want to number the business hou&es ot Ellensbnrgh. I he Ualles lias been numbered for several years The toboggan slida was the soene of great gaiety last night. Young women and man, kids and goslings were out in full force. The eleotric lights shone with great bril liancy last night, owing, we believe, to the fact that the furnace is fed with cool in stead of wood. Baker City has several artesian wells. and these were suuk from 150 to 160 feet when a good flow was procured. Why not try trie plan in The Dalles? To-morrow being the anniversary of the Christinas holiday, tbe compositors of the Times Mocntainekr will take a holiday. This is consistent w.th tiu high rules of morality of all members of the art preserva tive of all arts. The "Ve 3 Co." Inst night at the armory was one of the worst humbugs that hai ever been nnpoied on The Dalles. The acting was of the poorest kiud. Mr. J. E. Hardy, the artist, has some fine specimens of antique gothic scrip at the Kickelsen corner, Third and Washington, which is the finert painting we have seen anywhere in the city. Petei Steinper, a young man, a resident of Portland, was drowned in Columbia slongh last Sunday morning. In walking off the deck of the lone he fell into tho water and never rose to the surface again Loeuueas ne nan in a nag on his person were rescued, but he never appeared above ine suriacc oi the water. Elleushurgh is throwing North Yakima in the shade. 1 he former has two week lies and one daily, while the latter has onlv two weeklies. Every person judges of the prospects ot a town by tho patronage ex teuded to the press, and where a paper is uoi extensively patronized it is a sad com mcutary on the city and its business men W allow-a Chieftain: The weather of tho past week has been decidedly winterish. the thermometer having made an uucom fortably close call on zero. Durintr one or two days a disagreeable fog prevailed, but the most of the time the atmosphere has 1 "V- . . . . , ' , vi.-iru i-icnr. xui quire iwo lucnes or suow leu during the week, the moisture is given at one-sixth of an inch, aud there has been no wind. Mr. C A. Van Houtcn. of the Bi'dwin Sheep aud Land Co., is in tho city. He has lately returned from a visit to Lako and other couuties in Southern O.-eon. He re ports the drouth last summer caused more loss in that than in any other portion of the state. In one instance, he says, a man put SOO.OGO in the cattle business a year ago, uud he says he will sell out now for 3000. Polk county Itemizcr, 20th: One night last week young Browu, clerk at the Nes tucca cannery, concluded he would imitate some of the bank cashiers who are now so journing in Canada for their health. He took from the safe SS00, and after procur ing a horse and pistol, struck out for the valley. He was pursued, and somehow his followers passed him at Willamina, coming on to Sheridan. When told that they were after him his heart failed him and be struck back for the canuery. Astorian: three miles bacK of Westport the suow was 8 inches deep, yesterday morning, and four miles farther south the snow was 15 inches deep. At Knappa, snow was also reported. It won't last long, aud hy this time has mostly disappeared. When it first falls it presents a beautiful appearance on the dark green boughs of the spruce and fir, but to the traveler through the mud, the beauty is lost sight of, in the discouifoit it occasions. Mr. Sparks, manager of the firm of A. M. Williams & Co., in tnis city, has received a letter from J. C. Gilbreth, of Latourelle Fails, stating that his wife and child were badly injured last Sunday by a tree falling on bis house, lua wife was badly crippled, her tkull and lower limb broken, auel two ribs fractured. The injuries to the baby were not known at the time the letter was written. Mr. Gilbreth was well known in this city, aud formerly drove a team iu The Dalles. Ellensburgh Iienister: On last Sabbath morning Rev. J. W. Helm, brother of C. L ana c.ugene Jtleim, mysteriously disap peared, since which time hisfiiends have learned no clue to bi3 whereabouts. His intentions were to nil an appointment to preach at the Sheltcn school housojm the west side Sabbath morning, but he left his lierse saddled in the barn of his brother. His friends eupposed from this he had secured a ride with some neighbor. His brother, C. I. Helm, is inclined to tho be lief that be has taken the Sunday morning train for Goldecdale and has wired parties for information, but as yet has received no word. Any information as to his where abouts will be gladly received bv his brother, C. I. Helm. Salem Statesman: Friday evening a 'ittle girl and boy, aged four and eight, respect ively, were crossing a narrow foot bridge spanning a small stream near McCoy, when the girl made a misstep and fell headlong into tbe swiftly tunning water below. It was not over three feet deep, but the or ient quickly carried her down tho stream. She had gone under several times and would soon have been drowned had not her brave young escort followed down aloug tbe bank of the creek and rescued her. She had lodged against a snag and by holding nto the long willow sprouts that lined the stream on either side he was enabled to wade out into tho water aud pull her to shore with him. The littlo girl was Lucy Durham, daughter of W. M. Durham, driyer of, tbe McCoy stage. The youthiul hero is Jimmy Durham, a cousiu of the one whose life he saved. W. W. Union: From the Oreoonian of Fri'lav it is learned that the man drowned in Portland on Thursday was not Harry Bcmis. of Walla Walla, bnt a laborer rained James O'Brien. When he was taken from the river Thursday afternoon, in Ins pockets were found a leaf from a inemor dum book, upon which was written in pen cil, "Charles Baker, International hotel," net a letter also written in pencil, elated Camp No. 4, September 1, ISS'J, addressed to a.. Bonus, alia alia and signed J . Carey. The writer advises the addressed that ho is at work and glad of it, and hopes that his friend is also laboring and saving his "wealth." At fiist it was thought that the man's name was Bemis from this letter, but he was afterwards identified. Bemis' mother who resides in Walla Walla was in formed of his supposed death on Thursday night, and was much excited and depressed over the news,'uutil she received word on Friday that the dead man was not her son. She is Mill in ignorance ot Harry's where abouts, though she supposes him to be in Spokane falls. fenlfclde at Cnneonnlly, - Outlook. On Monday this community was greatly siiouked to learn that one of our most esti mable citizens had taken his departure from our midst by self destruction. Early Tues day he 'went Oct to the ranch cf Mr. Geer, about two miles above town, where he ate breakfast. Shortly aftcrwatds Mr. Geer left the house and went out on tbe range to get bis borse, and on returning found Mr. Murphy on the tlior aean, witn a ouuei hole through bis body. By his side lay a double-barrel shotgun with one barrel empty and the othor loaded and cocked. Th" sheriff anil ru oner were immediately notified and an inquest u-'ld. The verdict of the jury was that the deceased came to his death by a gunshot wound indicted by his own hand. The burial services were performed Thursday afternocu, thft body b.iu interred in the Coucouully cemetery. Deceased was a brother of an estimable citizen, Thomas Murphy, was oi year old aud had resitted iu Conconully about two years. He was a man of sedentary habits, possessed of more than ordinary intelli gence, and by his q-iiet and gentlemanly demeanor, had distinguish himself as a con scientious man and a good citiz-n. It Happened '-Oat West." A most charming story is going the louds of the telegraph, which for im aginative power beats a good many lies: "Acitizeo just arrived from the Paoilic toast letisuf a thrilling aiaddeut to the Cauadiau Pacific through i-xprcsain the mountains. A rail guve way at a point n n the mountain ride high above the Columbia riv-r. Tbeeogiue passed over safelv, but the two conches following swung about t:nd toppled over. The bank was almost perpendirultr, and 'the cars would have tumbled several hundred leet into the river bad it not been that the coupling twisted around and held tho tremendous weight. There were the two cars, one with its load of passengers sus pended over tbe abyss. The weight of the engine and balance of the train pre vented the suspended cars drawing the whole train down. The suspense was dreadful. Tbe frightened passenger! were compelled to remain in tbeir peril ous position nntil tbe trair. bands built a platform around and underneath the hanging cars enabling all to make their escape." "CHESTNUTS." A great surgical feat Lan sing Michigan. With inany of tho performers a ballot is a matter of form. Poker is our national'gaine, and that is why the chips are red, white and blue. When a woman asks for some pin money does she mean rIio will only needle little? A pig was never known to wash, but a great many people have seen the pig iron. The devil has a particularly hot fire for the mother that wants to send her daughter husband-hunting at sixteen. Crusty "Be careful, waiter. your thumb is in tho soun." Air . ,,t i ... v trailer "a don't mind it., kip- I'm used to being in the soun." "What is vour salnrv. TV Stiggins?" "My salarv." said thn clergyman, slowly, "is $3000. But my pay is about $1200." "You have heard a cat pur. I suppose, George?" ics, Mary, but outside of poetry j-ou never heard a Cow- per." "Are we runninsr on time?" asked the nervous nnssoniwi- 'Not much," said the conductor! "this road does a strictly cash business." She "Arid will vou love me?" All the live-long day?" "lie "Ye-e-s, I think so. You'll give me a chance to stop for meals. I suppose?" Titus Canby "I want a tooth pulled; how much will it be?" Dentist "Fifty cents." Titus Canby "Here'sa quarter pull it half out." Redhead viMe is the name of a flourishing settlement in Ostego county, Michigan. White horses are, presumablv. m-e- alent in Kedhcadville. "My dear sir, how much your daughter has grown this last N summer. I can scarcely believe it. Why her dress scarcely reaches to her shoulders. He "My dearest, darlingest little wifey--" She "You needn't employ any of that sort of taffy, for you won't get the latch-key, no matter what vou sav " - That recent snow storm at Havana was a remarkable event. That the Cuban -brethern were a little frightened is snow won der. They decline to Havana more. Funny passer-by "What aro you digging for, my friend?" Trench digger "Money." F. P. B. "When do you expect to strike it?" T. D. "Saturday night." Man at telephone (trying to find out who rung tho call) "Hello, there; aro you 37?" Young lady at the other end (indignantly) "No, you horrid thing, I'm only 17." "I met Squibbs, the tailor, at tho labor meeting last night, and he sat at the same table as tho reporters." "Taking notes, eh?" "No, confound him, ho wasn't He wanted cash." Teacher "Have animals a capacity for affection?" Class "Nearly all." Teacher "Cor rect. Now, what animal pos sesses the greatest affection for man?" Little girl "Woman." "Can't you stay a little while longer?" asked the criminal, as his kind friend was about to leave. "No, Bob, I haven't time to-day." "Well,"saH Bob, "take some of mine. I ve got ten years more than I want hero." Judge (to police officer) "Are you sure, 6ir, that the pris oner was drunk?" Officer "Is it dhrunk, yer honor?.. Sure.'af he ud ghpake through the tilli phone, the brith uv 'ini have made the poles shtagger." "I never spoke cross to my wife but once, Uncle HankJ" said Charley Miles. " Quite remarkable that quite remarkable." "Not so very, Uncle Hank. See that scar." . "If it wasn't for one thing," said Uncle Hank Allen, "I'd? bet $1,000,000, if I had it, on that bay colt o' mine trottin' a mile in 2:20." "What's the one thing?" asked Deacon Bonney. f'The distance, Deacon, is too great for the time too great." The following was overheard between a Columbia student and his best girl: Oh, Will, what lovely flowers. They look as if they had just been gathered. Why, there is a little dew upon them. Will (slightly erabar- -rassed) Not a' cent, I assure you; not a cent. Prominent Actress That man . whon you recommended to me as a competent person to steal my $50,000 worth of dia monds and then return them, was guilty of unprofessional conduct. Manaeer Indeed! In what way Professional Actress Ho really and actually did steal them. Manager Oh, never mind. Here are $25. Go' and replace them.