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XlHBS-MOUaiTAiaiEEH, - VIII
THE DALLES, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1890.
PRINTED EVERY SATURDAY
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LlSf OF STATE AND COUNTY OFFICIALS.
" Governor S. Pennover
Secretary of State O. W. McBnde
Treasurer Geo-W. w eDb
Superintendent of Public Instruction.. K. P. McEIroy
Senators J.' H. Mitchell
n.ii,i ... B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
Fherlfl. ...... Geo. Herbert
Treasurer... .' Ho. Kuch
J George A. Young
Commit timers u. a. Leaveiu
Assessor . ". H Gourlay
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Bunerint lieDl ol Public School .... A. C. Couneily
Coroner : William Micbell.
Professional C rds.
B. J. G. BOTD.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
i he Dalles, Oregon.
Office Rooms 8 and 6. over Moody & UcLeod's
store, corner 2d and Washington Sis.
Residence North side Fourth St., near Lincoln.
Oils in city or country answered at all hours.
J. . ROKDO. . COSDCS
QONDON a. CONDON,
Attorneys at Law.
Office On Court street, opposite the Old Court
House, The Danes, or. -ft.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Omen Next door to U. 8. Land Office.
Will practice in all Courts, and in the U. S. Land
Office. Collections promptly attendee to.
StDDALL D. D. 8.
Nitrous OxiJe or
3 . Laughing Gat Given
For Painless extraction of Teeth. Rooms, sign of I
the Golden Tooth, Second Street.
. F. TCt'KEB,
f)ffl..nraiPMiu)i ft Oxh'm Rank.
49-Nitroos Oxid and Vitiiized Gas given for
H. LOGAN. .- . i
Rooms 2 aid 3 in Land Office Building.
Phvaiman anil Snreeon,
Rooms over Dalles National Bank .
Office hours 10 A.M. to 14 M., and from 2 to 4 P.M.
. Residence West end ot Third street.
Q D. DOASE, M. D,
Physician and Snrgeon,
The Dalles, Oregon
Orncs Over French & Co. s Bank.
Rbsiducc Over McFarland & ' French's.
JJ L. WATERS, II. D.,
Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon.
Gra-luate of the HiUmeman Medical College of
Office in Max Vogt Co. s block, upstairs.
R. S. B. WALTER.
Physician and Surgeon.
Diseases of Children a speciality.
Sherman Co., Oregon.
r r MATS -
s i DoaTissToa
AYS fc HUNTINGTON,
Attorneys at Law,
Office In French's Building, Second St, between
Washington and Federal.
F. HOKE, ATTORSEV AT LAW.
over Postoffice. The Dalles.
x. b. nnrua. eso. WATKJjia.
Rooms over Moody a McLeod's store, next door to
Fishs. Bardon s, Washington St.
' "gENNETT WILSON.
Attorneys at Law,
Office in Schanno's building, upstairs.
The Dalles ... Oregon.
W. L. BJUMHAW.
TORY & BRADSHAW,
Attorneys at Law.
The Dalles, Oregon.
i.mbinrtba Scottish Union and National In
surance cimpany of Kdiuburgh, Scotland, Capital
Valuable Farms near the City to sell on easy
Office over Post Office, Tbe Dalles, Or.
-arrCOV & MoCOY. BARBERS. Second Street,
VI nvt door to MaeEarcbern 4 MacLeod's. The
Tipt .hiLv- the nobhiea hair-cut and most health
ful baths. ipSd&w
ALL KINDS OF GUNS,
Flshinj Tackle, Pocket Cutlery, Raaors, etc., etc.
Repairing and New Work done to Order.
Bccond Street THE DALLES OREGON
A Slew Invention for Dress Cntttins.
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 had by calling on or addressing
au3-S9 MRS. C. L. PHILLIPS The Dalles, Or,
GEO. P. MORGAN,
Land Office Building.
Is agent for
California Insurance Co, of San Francisco
S-uartliaw. of London.
.Lyea. o London.
Artistic Painter and
The Dalles, Orernn.
House Paiutinr and Decorating a Specialty Na
Inferior and cheap work done; but good, lasting
work at tne lowest price,
tihop-adj .ii.iiig portotfice on Second Street.
MT. HOOD SAMPLE ROOMS. '
Best Kentucky Whist y from Louisville.
V-ry Best Key West Cigars,
Cest of Wine.
English Porter, Ale and Milwaukee
Beer always on band.
VAETZ & PUN nr.
THE D ALL 23.
Lly eld friends and the public, one and all to come
and see me in the
UNION AND RAILROAD STS,
Where one can fret all the comforts' of Home. My
rooms are furnished With Sprint Beds, and the
Tables second to none in the city. Price tame M
before. Meals 25 cents; Lodging 25 cents.
T- T. NICHOLAS, Frop'r.
Parte sni H hmf
110 Front Street,
THE DALLES, - - OREGON.
CHAS. FRAZER. PROPR
13" None but the most skillful artists em
Hot and Cold and Shower Baths for the comfort of
At the old stand of R. Lnsher.
R. E. Saltmarshe
w A T -r A-VflATT HfTrlTIrl
USl rJuD 51UM Innuo,
WILL PAT THE
HighestCash Price for
Hay and Grain.
DEALER IN ' LIVE STOCK.
L. RORDEN & CO.,
Crockery & Glassware
LAMPS CHANDELIERS AND FIXTURES
Rogers Bros'. Platedware,
I X Li Pocitet Cutlery.
J. Russell fc Co's Table Cutlery,
Keen Kutter Shears and Scissors,
ggTEvery One Warranted.,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Fancy Goods and Notions,
Iron Wheel Wagons; Bicycles; Bird Cages; Agents for
tne Mew uome, w mte ana itoyai sc.ionu sew
ing Machines, Needles and Attachment
for every Machine. Picture Frames
in stock or made to order.
Trees! Trees! Trees!
FRUIT TREES t
Shade Trees and
Timber Culture Trees
We have on hand at this date a few hundred Italian
and Petite Prunes, which we offer at reasonable
pnecs by tne nunorea.
THE CELEBRATED NEW PLUM,
We offer 25 cents each.
Don't be btunbugged by pavincr $1 for them, for we
warrant ours to be genuine MAULAMA.
Also, CABBAGE and TOMATO PLANTS in largo
i supply. eena lor vauioue ana prices.
THE JEWETT NURSERIES
ldse White Sainton, W. T.
0 Collection Agency.
Third Bt., in Opera Honse Block.
Agent tor the
Northwest Fire and Marine InsuranceCo.,
Best Home Company on the Coast.
Also Agent for
Aetna Life and Pacific Surety, Accident
Having been appointed correspondent for he
Lombard Investment Co.
I am prepared to make Lnans on good Rea
Security in Wasco and Gilliam Counties, i
n asmncton Territory. 11 you
Call on or address C. E. BAYARD,
The Dalles, Ogn.
Notary Public and Commissioner of Deeds for Wash-
- nsnon territory.
FOB ICE CREAM
ICE COLD SODA WATER,
104 Seoond Street.
Cram & Corson, Props.
MacEacta $ MacLeod
Have Just Received a
HHTS. SHOeS. GTC
Jkl From Manufacturer.
ggTCall and see them at
12 Second Street J
Saltings of sU kinds, imported and lomeaUc oa
Hois but thi bat of labir employed and sail
I6W GOllilDDia M0I61
The Columbia Caody Factory
The Dalles National Bank,
OF DALLES CITY, OR.
President,.; Z. F. Moody,
Cashier, M. A. Moody
General Banking Business Transacted.
Sight Exchanges soldon
9" Collections made on favoiabl rms at all a
THE DALLES. OREGON.
Transact a General Bauiing Business.
Collections Made at all Points
on Favorable Terms.
letters or Credit issued, available in
all parts of the United States.
gySierht Exchange and Telctnaphic Transfers sold
on Aew lore, Chicago, St. Louis, ban rrancisco,
Portland, Seattle and Walla Walla, W. T., and va
rious points in Oregon and Washington Territory
H. M. BEALL, Cashier,
I FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
SCnENK & BEALL. BANKERS,
TRANSACTS A REGULAR BANKING BUSINESS,
BUY AaD SELL EXCHANGE.
COLLECTIONS CAREFULLY MADE AND
PROMPTLY ACCOUNTED Foil.
DRAW ON NEW YORE, SAN FRANCISCO AND
D P Thompson, T W Rmeks,
J S Bounce. Georos a Lixbb,
H M Hull
E. B E CK,
. . . Next to 1st Nat. Bank.
Always on hand tbe latest styles ot jewelry.
clocks, watches, etc., at tbe lowest prices. If you
wane something lasting and handsome, give Beck
tne teweier a can. menxr
SOOlj " fl.Tlfl - fill OA I
SOLE AGENT FOI
LAIRD, SCH0BER & MITCHELL,
HANAN & SON,
EDWARD C. BURT.
and the W. L. DOUGLASS Celebrated
nm imi in'
gy Goods sold Cheaper than ever.
XAiniue the fine stck on hand.
Schanno's Briek. Meeond Htreet
We Are Here
And to Stay
With a Large Stock of
Hams, etc., etc.
Tiiuothj, Wheat and Wild Hay
OA HTQ "R A T? T "p V I
- A XJaJA. L-tl-j I ,
Bran, Rolled Barley, etc
OUR STOCK IS A 1 IN OUALTTT AND
quantity, which we are Dleased to offer you at
y.ry low prices for cash or country produce.
Call and see for yourselves. We mean what we say
and you a-Ul Botloy.
BROOKS & BEERS
PORTUGAL DCE3 NOT YIELD TO ENGLAND,
Lisbon, Jan. 2. At the opening of the
cortes the klnir announced tbt the
fortirrn relations of (he kingdom were all
that could be desired. He reviewed the
progress made in the African colonies ot
Portugal. The kirig said : "The patn
otic aspirations ot Great Britain to extend
her vast possessions in Africa have been
met at several points by the hxed design
of Portugal to maintain her authority
over the regions that Portuguese were
the first to discover and open to Chris
tianity end commerce, ant where the
Portuguese- authorities have exercised
jurisdiction and influence sufficient to in
dicate incontestable possession. Mvgnv
eminent will endeavor to convince the
British government of onr right, hoping
to obtain au equitable adjustment ot ail
ANARCHY IN PRACTICE.
New York, Jan. 4. In Brooklyn to
day the discovery was made that Louis
M. Franker., an anarchist, had choked bis
child to death, poisoned and then shot
his wife, and when discovery made retri
bution certain, killed himself. For two
days and nights he had eaten and slept
alongside ot the decomposing bodies of
bis wile and child, lhis morning a man
went to the shanty to get bis washing,
the dead woman being a laundress, but
could get no response to his knocks. He
notified the police, and an officer raised
the front window and climbed in.
As he did so, a maniac with matted
nair and beard bounded Irom a rear
room, and, pointing a revolver at the
officer, told bim to get out. The police
man retreated, but, hearing a pistol shot
a moment later, returned and in the
snanty made the terrible discovery noted
The child had been strangled to death
witn a rope. The interior of the shanty
gave evidence that Mrs. Franken was a
Mrs. H ranked sympathized with ber
husband, and when he said the entire
family would be better off dead than
alive, she agreed with bim. She sug
gested that he poison her, and with this
end in view Franken' purchased Paris
green. He tells this in one of the letters
he left. In it be also says he was insane.
was driven so by poverty and the pros
pect of never being able to better his
On Tuesday the wife cleaned nn the
house and then drank a. doe of Paris
green. When she began to suffer, rolling
on the bed in intense agony, she begged
pltiousiy lor reuet, and f ianken put a
bullet in her biaio.
Then the child was called into the room.
Holding the innocent in his arms, lie
drew a clothes line about its neck and
pulled it taut, and kept it so while watch
ing the poor child's feeble struggles.
Tighter and tighter was the rope drawn
until it cut into the yielding flesh, when
the lather tied it, and laid the dead babe
beside its mother.
Then Franken's cowardice manifested
itself, aud be did not kill himself. Since
Tuesday he bad cooked bis own meals
and lived alone with the dead, only kil
ling himself when be was about to fall I
into the bands of the law.
The letters which he left, and which
are referred to above, were addressed to
J. C. Scott, 19 California street. San
Francisco; Henry W. Fenst, 604 Har
rison ftrcet, San Francisco, and Coroner
Lindsay. Of the coroner he requested
that the bodies be cremated.
wardner lieu m ruin.
Spokane Falls, Jan. 4. Tbe town of
Wardner, the principal camp in the
Cteur d'AIene mining district, was almost
blotted out of existence by hre to day,
It started at 12 o'clock in the lsundry of
.1 T : . I 1 : .
Tbe loss is estimated at $100,000. The
news came by telephone, and the oner
ator staid at bis post until tbe office
'I lie hre was not checked until 3:30
o'clock. A reservoir, which was up on
and when the fire started it was, found to
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had . been letting the
water run in the houses to keep tbe pipes
Tbe creek was frozen so that do water
could be obtained from it, and the fire
bad to be fought with snow. Several
buildings were blown up with giant
Wardner was built in a deep gulch.
with orily one street, a mile and a half
Iodjt. and an alley. The famous Bunker
Hiil and Sullivan mines are located on
tbe outskirts of the town..
THE CALIFORNIA SNOWSTORM.
Sacramento, Jan. 4. One ot the great
est snow blockades ever known on the
S:erra Nevada mountains has at last been
rai-ed by the railroad company's forces
aod rotary snow plow. Ibe plow this
evening left Blue canyon, where it had
been stalled for twenty-four hours, and
proceeded to Coltax. riom .Emigrant
ep the westbound overland trains were
able to follow on behind tbe plow to Col
fax. From the latter point the plow will
return and clear tbe track to Cascade,
which will free 4be snow-bound train at
Summit. Nothing will then stand in the
way ot tne lour eaet-bouud trains now
held at Colfax. Tbe First of tbe released
westbound trains is expected to arrive at
Sacramento some time to-night, and the
others will follow as soon as possible.
ASSAULTED FOR TEACHING NEGROES.
Washington. Jan. 4. The British
minister has received a petition from Rev.
T. M. Joiner, of Holly Springs, N. C, for
redress for injuries received by bimself
and wiie at tbe hands ot a mob last
month. He say3 he is a British subject,
although be has been preaching in North
Carolina since 18G9. He and his wife
were giving religious and other instruc
tions to negroes, wbicb so incensed some
of the neighbors that they broke into bis
house and assaulted and maltreated him
self and wife. Be has been unable tp
get any satisfaction from the local or
DRESSED FLAX Oy THE FREE' LIST.
Washington, Jan. 4. At the bearing
of the ways and means committee to day,
William Bright, of Newark, N. J., repre
senting the flax dreeser operatives of tbat
section, allied to the Knights of Libor,
asked that the duty on dressed flax be
increased from $40 to $90 per ton. He
sa-d the industry in this country is lan
guisbing because pt insufficient protec
tion. The cnt of dressing a ton of fjax
in this country is f 64, while in Europe it
is but 35. He avked tbe additional duty
upon tbe difference in wages alone.
dr. minor's body foond.
Seattle, Jan. 4. The body of Dr. T. T.
Minor has been recovered. It was picked
np on tbe beach oa tbe Whidby island
shore, half way between Marshall's and
Miller's point, at noon to-day, by J. W.
Hannah. The body, which was mutila
ted beyond recognition, was taken Im
mediately to TJtsalady, whew it now is.
"P60'11' ,,oat h" been .dispatched from
this city to bring the remains, and its re
turn is looked for about noon to morrow.
BLEW OUT THE GAS.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 0. Two resi
dents of Eastern Washington, Miss Shank-
waiter, of Walla Walla, and Mrs. R. S.
Twang, living twenty miles Irom Wheat
land, narrowly escaped death from
asphyxiation on Saturday night at the
ltuss bouse, as a result ot blowing out
tbe gas. Tbey had arrived in tne city
during the d7 and, registering at tbe
hotl, wero assigned separate rooms.
Miss Shankwalter was tbegreatersuffercr
l os the two. At ll 1 . Jti. paiqraay sue
I blew out the gas and retired to her bed.
The transom and windows were tightly
closed and the escaping fluid gave her
the nausea and she was soon overcome.
Nothing was noticed till 11 A. M. to day,
when tne escaping gas was detected dv a
chambermaid. She notified a porter, who
mounted a chair and opened the transom,
when a volume of gas rushed out nearly
suffocating . bim. He bioke open the
door, and seeing the lady lving motion
less on the bed, lost no time carrying ber
Irom the room and placed her on a bed in
an adjoining room. Mits Shank waiter
was to all appearances dead. Physicians
were summoned, and alter several hours
work they succeeded in restoring ber to
consciousness, and it was thought at a
late hour to-nigbt she would recover.
THREE HEN KILLED.
Des Moines, Jan. 5. Three men were
injured fataliy and half a dozen seriously
by a rear end collision on the ltock Island
near Malcolm late last night. Both were
freight trams and the collision was due
to a fog prevailing wbicb made tbe lights
on the hrst train invisible, .timer and
VVm. Meyers, of Glover, are so badly hurt
they died to-day, and John Khodes, a
stockman from Dallas county, is not ex
pected to live. Six others were severely
bruised but not fatally.
Columbia, B. V., Jan. 5. Four more
carloads of negro emigrants from upper
South Carolina and North Caroliua have
passed through here, all bound for the
Southwest. This emigration is profitable
chiefly to railroads. Laborers on large
cotton plantations in Louisiana, Missis
sippi, Arkansas and Texas are very scaice.
GREAT GALB IN ENGLAND.
London, Jan. 5. A gale has been
raging all over Great Britain to-day.
Much damage was done throughout the
country, and many wrecks are reported.
the Protestant church at Uirr, Ireland,
was struck by lightning and badly
IT WAS HALLER'S BODY.
Seattle, Jan. 4. The body found up
on tbe beach between Marshall's point
Saturday afternoon by J. W. Hannah was
not that of Dr. T. T. Minor, but that of
G. Morris Haller. How tbe mistake
could have been made is very strange.
but nevertheless it was made. The re
ceipted freight bill to Dr. Minor found
one of the pockets of tbe vest upon'
tbe bony was looked upon as proof posi
tive that the badv was that of Dr. Minor.
WATER FAMINE ABATING.
Tacoma, Jan. 5. The water famine
that has done ro much damage to the
steamboat business and "caused so much
incouvenience to the citizens of the smal
ler Sound cities is aba'ing. To-day for
tbe first time since the cold weather there
was plenty of water in tbe reservoirs sup
plying the steamboats tbat land at tbe
city or at tbe O. R. & N. wharf.
PARNELL IS DIGNIFIED.
London, Jan. 5 Parnell's friends are
naturally using their utmost endeavors to
clear their leader of complicity in Cap
tain O'Shea's suit for divorce, and they
already discuss tne case as settled in rar-
nell's favor. O'Shea, however, is persist-
ent. i ce case win not be beard until
March. In the meantime Parnell main
tains his usual rcticeuce and is decidedly
tbe most dignified figure in tbe whole
affair; he does not give even tbe most
intimate friends tbe slightest inkling as
to whether be intends to withdraw from
tbe leadership of the Irish party, or if be
should withdraw, wbom be will recom
mend to succeed him. There is no lack
of able candidates for the position. Tbey
include John Dillon, Justin McCarthy,
Healv, Sexton, William O Brien and T.
P. O'Connor, and each has bis following.
It is believed eventually tbe contest will
be between Dillon and O'Brien.
BCSSIA IS DISTURBED.
London, Jan. 5. Tbe New Year's
speeches of tbe continental rulers are
cheerful and confident. The most dis
turbing outlook in continental affairs is
to be found in Russia where there is a
recrudescence of disloyahty and nihilism
It is asserted tbat tbe second slaughter
of exiles in eastern Siberia, which so deep
ly moved the civilized world, was the
outcome of nihilism ; but tbis must surely
be another endeavor to impose on public
BIG FIRE IN COLFAX.
Colfax, Wash., Jan. 3. A fire broke
out earlv tbis morning in the general
merchandise establishment of ubn &
Bowman, destroying almost the entire
stock. The fire originated in the cloth
ing department. Sio cause can be as
Four clerks, including Mr. Bowman,
barely escaped suffocation. But for tbe
promptness of the fire department and
cbief liutcbins, one-third of the town
would have suffered. Tbe loss is $75,000;
One in Oregon.
Thirty-five years ago at Balaklava the
charge ot tbe .Light .brigade, made im
mortal by Tennyson, took plane. Out of
the i00 men who went into that memo'ri-
able charge but 198 came back to. tell the
tale. .A roster is kept ot those now uTiog
who were members of the Light Brigade,
and according to the latest accounts there
are but twenty-one names on the list. Of
these nineteen are in England and two in
the United States. The latter are Capt.
Thomas .Money, who is connected with
the army medical department at Washing.
ton, and Capt. Victor Robert Gurney, who
resides in this city. New York Mail and
me above is a mistake. Two years
ago a gentleman over whose head bad
passed tbe snows of many winters came
to Oregon from some of the older states,
and was installed as pastor of the First
Baptist church of Astoria. He served
there a year and then took up his resi
dence at Brownsville. Linn county, where
we think he is at present located. His
name is A. LeRoy ; is highly cultured and
gentleman la every seqse of the term.
Mr. LeRoy was one of tbe 600 who made
tbat "memorable charge" at Balaklava,
and it is of more than passing interest to
hear the gentleman give his version of
tbe fearful "charge of the Light Brigade."
This, then, will add a third to the list of
survivors in tbe United States.
The Latest Oat.
A daily through car service ha been es
tablished by the tChicapo, Union Pacific &
Northwesters Line between Portland and
Cbioago via Couuoil Bluffs, thus offering to
tho publio faoilitiee not given by, any other
line. "The Limited Fast Mail" which run
daily between tbe above point, carries the
overland last mail, a limited ouintxtr oi
first-class passengers with extra charge, and
is composed of r ullman Veatibuled Sleepers,
and rullman liming (Jars, fortlaDd to Chi
cago via Council Bluffs.
- This it anutbir Indication that the Union
pauirjc la uesfruus ui ixipetiug ins rtquir
meat of the people. For information in re
r. . - i . t . i .
gard to this and Other trains on this line,
apply to W, O AfaLowAY,
Agent O. R, 4 N. Co., i'ue Dallj,
or to A. li. Maxwkll,
G. P. ft T. A. Portland, Or. nov22
! CoaSBsnptia InenrableT
Read the following: Mr. a H. Morris, Newark,
Ark., says: "Was down with abscess of the lungs.
and friends and physicians pronoun oed me aa inca-
able consumptive. Began taking Dr. King's New
uiscovery lor consumption, am now on my tbird
Dome, ana am aDl to oversee tne work on my una.
it is the finest medicine ever made.1
Jesse Middleware Decatur. Ohio, ears: "Had it
not been for Dr, King's New Discovery for consump
tion I would bays ditd of lung tsoublss. Was given
up by doctors. Am "now in best oi health .f Try it.
sampie ootues nw e at snipes a; tkioersir.s arar
Store ' ' -
The poem, "Beautiful Willamette," is
without doubt tbe best production ot any
Oregon poet. It was written about 1870,
and it tne writer remembers correctly,
first appeared in the Oregonian at Port
land, and was copied into the Statesman,
and other Oregon newspapers, after which
it received national notice. In 1873 it
was printed in the old "Pacific Coast
Fourth Reader." Samuel L. Simpson
was the author of the poem and tbe series
ot .Headers. The old .Pacific Coast Read
ers were adopted by the state of Oregon
and were used in the pnblic schools for
several years so tnat every school boy
of from six to twelve years ago is familiar
with Oregon a greatest poem, "Beautiful
Willamette," and it is partly for their
benefit tbht it is below reproduced.
When the poem first appeared in tbe
newspapers, it was under the beading.
"Ad Williamettam," tbe Latin lor To the
Williamette, but in the Fourth Reader it
appeared under "Beautiful Willamette."
And now comes- tbe sad Dart of tbe
history of the great poem, which has
heretofi re been unpublished, Tbe poem
was wiitten at Corvallis. The author
bad been on a protracted spree, and, this
then being unusual with bim, his wife be
ing yet with him, he was despondent, and
went down to the "Beautiful Willamette"
to.throw himself into tbe "crystal deeps"
and thus end his sorrows, But tbe
witchery of the lovelv river aroused his
poetical genius, and "Beautiful Willa
mette ' was born to live as long as tbe
river runs. Samuel L. Simpson, the au
thor, now resides in Portland. Of late
years he has written some fairly good
ooetry; but be has become a veritable
Bohemian, and is a victim of bis appe
tite for the beverages proscribed by tbe
v. v. T. u.
From the Cascades' frozen gorges,
Leaping like a child at play,:
Winding, widening through the valley.
Bright Willamette glides away;
Softly calling to the sea;
Time that scars us,
Maims and marks us.
Leaves no track or trench on thee!
- Spring's green witchery is weaving
Braid and border for thy side; .
Grace forever haunts tLv journey.
Beauty dimples on thy tide.
Through the purple gates of morning.
Now thy roseate ripples dance;
Gol len, then, when day departing.
On thy waters trails bis lance;
Tinkling, p ashiiv.
Limpid, volatile and free
To be buried
In the bitter mjon-mad sea
In thy crystal deeps. Inverted,
bwings a picture of the sky,
Like those wavering hopes of Aidenn
Dimly In our dreams that lie;
Clouded often, drowned in turmoil,
Faint and lovely, far away
Wreathing sunshine on Uie morr w.
Breathing fragrance round to-day.
Love would wander
Here and pondtr
Hither poetry would dream;
Life's old questions.
"Whence and whither?' through thy stream.
On the roaring wastes of ocean.
Soon thy scattered waves shall toss;
'Hid the surges' rythmie thunder
- Shall thy siiver tonirue be loit.
Oh! thy glimmering rush of gladness
Hocks this turbid life of mine.
Racing to the wild Forever,
Down tbe sloping paths of time!
Softly calling to the sea;
Time that scars us,
Maims and mars us.
Leaves no track .r trench on thee!
Sam L. Simpson.
A Story of Stephens and Toomba.
"The late Alexander IL Stephens,1
saidVWm. H. Seidell of . Rome. Ga.;
who was his privato secretary for many
years, at the Girard recently, was one
oi tbe Kindest ncarted men i ever
knewand bis purse was ever open to
those in need of assistance. In 1873
he, with others, started a newspaper
called the Sun at Atlanta. In the
course of a very few years this sheet;
though ostensibly a success, got into
difficulties and had to be sold. In the
division the other men. interested in the
Sun got all the money, while to Steph
ens was left the unpleasant task of foot
ing the bills. He did not nave . tne
readv money, and sirned bills for a
large amount. - One day Bob Toombs
sauntered into Stephens' omce. aoout
three sheets in the wind, and his
slouched hat palled down over his
eyes. 'Aleck, I hear those confounded
thieves hold some of your paper; is it
soP' lt is.' replied Stephens. "Well,
what is tbe total amount?' Stephens
began the long list of notes he bad
been obliged to give. The total footed
np some 120,000.. All this time Toombs
was scribbling on a piece of 'paper he
had picked ui In an absent sort of way.
and when he had done put the piece of
paper in his pocket and stumbled down
stairs. In a couple of hours ne was
bacic again and Lad the notes in his
hat, which was a favorite place of his
for carrying things. Tumbling them
all out on the table, he said: "There
yon are, Aleck. I made np my mind
that those cursed rascals snouiu not
hold your notes. Are these all?' Steph
ens and he counted them over and one
wa miacinff. 'Mnat have lost it." said
Toombs; '1 know I got them alL' And
he had got them alL but that one had
dropped out of his hat and was lost, at
least, is never tumuu ujj iu uicpnuu.
lifetime. Not long before his death
Stephens made oyer his Texas lands to
m . a ,U.
much against the latter s wilL" Phil-
adclphta Press. -
A Sackful of Dollars. "T:
A Terr amusing1 ineident happened
tn court last week. Mr. Nick Becker
had purchased a certain piece of ground
and executed bis notes xor tne same.
Later on and before the last note had
become due it was discovered that the
survey did not hold out by quite a num
ber of feet, and, therefore, Mr. Becker
declined to settle unless a reduction be
made for the loss of land, buit waa
instituted, and last week judgment was
given for the amount oi tbe note, less,
so much for the lass of land,
Becker; seemed satisfied,' and so soon
as be heard the decision of the conrt
approached tbo attorney for the plain
tiff and proposed to give mm a cnecs;
in full settlement. The attorney do-
ellned tbe chock and was asked wnat
be wanted. - 'Gold, silver, or green-
backs," was the reply. : "Very goodt"
ejaculated Mr. Becker, "you shall have
iu" And out of the court-room he
wont Soon thereafter he returned
with a man ho had hired and upon
whose back wns a great sack, in wbicb
W as deposited 8J new H?ep 4?4!,Ffi
Q ind 6 pents in silver and one cop.
per, mating in ail fs"0.tQ, tne arnonui
of the judgment. Ho had the sack
laid at the feet of tha attorney, and en
joyed it more than the one who had to
see it deposited in the bank. Lender'
son (h.y.) Journal.
Miss Parloa, the cooking expert, says
ghe 'makes kisses by beating the whites
of six eggs with a Dover beater, and
adding a oup of mixed sugar, whioh
she stirs in very oarefuily." Well, she
makes them sweet enough, certainly,
but to make good kisses a girl need not
be aa authority on Bavarian cream and
escolloped oysters. When she stands
on the lower cross piece her face ought
to come at least eight inches above the
top of tbe gate, with the moonlight on
one cheek and the shadow on the oth
er, then you know just where to aim,
my son. And if you have ' any doubts
about it, send for your old father. ' Yoq
needn't ripgt just rattle a stick on to
ana f li come down. Jtrooiuyn
ITEMS IX BKIEF.
From Saturday Daily.
- Tobogganing is exce'lent.
Mr. Wm. Ponlan, of Albina, is in tho
Traina are late these days, and schedule
time is nowhere considered.
Tbis morning the furnaces of the conrt
house worked badly, and tbe employes took
Mrs. F. Dehro has been quite sick for
several days. She is slowly recovering.but
she has bad a severe case of influenza or la
The accident at Hood River delayed the
flyer several hours, and np to the hoar of
going to press no train bad arrived from
Mr. Thomas Powers, who has "subbed"
in tbis omce dosing the past week, left
to-day lor forOand. We wish him every
success in lite. 1
Jack Stanials is the nrince of good fellows.
To-day he rut the ice off the steps leading
up Court street to Gates' addition, and
sprinkled "coal ashes cn them. Walking
now is as aeiigntiui as could ne.
Last Thursday the east-bound passenger
tram ran into a caboose ot a freight, at
Troutdale, completely wrecking it. It was
knocked into several pieces, and will be
forced to be thoroughly rebuilt.
Tbe railroad men between this city and
Portland do not suffer the worst experience
during tbe present storm. Wa understand
on the Farmington branch there is only one
live engine, and it has to plow through
antes up to tne Deadlights.
Coasting is republican fun. Oar boys
mast remember that the youne patriots of
Boston in 1776 lodged a complaint againat
British red-coats for interfering with their
coasting privileges on Uoston common, and
Una complaint was lodged with the com
manding general, who respected their pluck
and ordered the soldiers not to disturb tbe
Charlea . Connarty. a resident of High
Valley,. six miles east of Union, was shot
and instantly killed Tuesday evening by
reward smith, a resident of tbe same lo
cality. The affiay occurred just outside
tbe boose ot A. U. ilubord, where the three
men had met and Connarty waa engaged in
reciting the details of a row he bad had
with a neighbor named Lamere.
Astoria has suffered a genuine thunder
storm, and the result of it has been that
several obdurate ainners have been con
verted from the errors of their ways. This
much we learn from the Transcript, and it
is discernible tbat the editorial columns of
that paper has taken a religions turn. It
would be a good thing if lightning would
strike several offices in the state.
Oar young friend, Mr. Theodore, should
oe carelal how he lumps on freight trains
leaving the depot. Iutending to ride down
to the Umatilla House, and jump off, he
got o'n board; bat being a donbie-header the
rate was so rapid that "Billv" could not
get off nntil two miles below The Dalles,
and was forced to walk bark. He will be
careful bow he gets on a freight train here
The east-bound passenger train the
flyer met with an accident about 9 o'clock
this morning, at Hood River. Tbe frog at
the ice-boose wa clogged, and tbe result
was tbe doable-header were thrown from
the track, and Fireman Fred Cross badly in
jared. The mad aud baggage cars are said
to bave followed the engines into tbe ditch
The matter waa telegraphed to the O. R. &
N, Co' efflce at noon, and the wrecking car
lett immediately. Dr. Logan, the com
pany'a surgeon, went down to attend to the
Dr, W. E. Rhinehart, formerly of Port
land, has located in this city. Hi office i
in the Chapman block, np stairs, and he
will' attend to all calls at any hour of tbe
day or night except on Mondays, when he
will lecture before the medical college in
Portland. Dr. Rhinehart i a graduate of
Jefferson college, Philadelphia and of
the Bellevue Medical college, New York,
and baa practiced medicine since 18 SO.
For the past three year he has been ur
geon in charge of the f ortland hospital.
Astorian. Thursday: At an early hoar
yesterday morning the snow began to fall
and continued at intervals throughout the
day. It waa driven by an east wind, light
and powdery, and by 4 o'clock abont eight
inches bad fallen, giving a wintery appear
ance to tbe landscape. Everything on run
ners wa utilized, and tbe whole town en
joyed the sport. .Last evening the moon
shone brightly on a wide expense of glisten.
ing snow, and the merry sleigh bells jingled
through the street at nigbt. It look now
aa though we would have colder weather
before we bad warmer.
Astoria Pioneer: Willie Belcher. Jr., one
of a score or more of youngsters, who
sported on the natural toboggan slide on
West .Ninth street, sooth ot J. bird, came to
grief yesterday morning and narrowly es
caped being killed. Tbe steering geer of
his sled got oat of order and as it came
down the hillside with great velocity it
veered and went under the fence throwing
Willie a distance of six feet to tbe ground
below and causing a bad ' fracture of his
right leg. Had the sled gone about twenty
fiye feet farther the boy would have fallen
a distance of some twenty feet on to some
jagged rocks Dr. Estea aay ilhe will
not need his sled again for a long time.
An east-bound freight last Thursday
morning ran over two men at Troutdale,
who were employed on a construction train.
They had stopped at this place because
their locomotive nan died on tiiem, ana
they wanted to pumped water into ber.
Tbe storm was raging tearfully, and the en
gineer conld not aee any distance ahead.
The first intimation of any accident was
when he saw tbe legs of the man showing
out from tbe steam chest. His name wa
Congdop, and ha been employed as wiper
in tbe shop in this city. is legs were
badly bruised and bis bead cut bat tbe
wound are not serious. The track-walker,
who was also with the construction train,
waa thrown frbm the track into tbe snow
bank, but not seriously injured. It wa
very fortunate a tbis accident might nave
resulted fatally to both parties. Mr. Cong
don was taken to St. Vincent's hospital,
PortTownsend Leader: Capt. Harry
Scott, of the steamer Enterprut, brought
the news last niglit that two men nameu
Elliot aud Anderson were uudoubtedlv
drowned off San Juan island, about four
miles frm Friday .Harbor, on Sunday.
They lived on Shaw's island, just outside
Fridav Harbor. on Man Juan island, and
came t tbat place iu a little sloop Satur
day, to buy provisions- They ppeqt Sat
urday night in Friday Harbor, and were
said to bave been intoxicated and very
quarrelsome when tbey started for home
on Sunday. In the aiternoon lue sioop
as discovered ot a rock In nau Juan
Passage, Her sails were set at the time
and she was badly stove up, her bowsprit
be!n gone entirely. Then seems to be
uo doubt lhat th? men. are drowned. A
messenger was seut to their homes, but
nothing had been seen or heard of ibem
since they started to Friday Harbor on
From Moadir'l PmIt,
Train are vey irregular,
The west-bound train was on time to-day.
Snowing lightly to-day, with wind in the
They are several eases of la grippe in the I
tv. ' 'I
The arc lights again shut down oa OUT
citizens last night.
Qor citien are enjoying a feaat ox aieign-
tng, ana tney appreciate iw
The milkmen from Rockland crosssed on
the ke to-day by using plank.
Ice is not being eat yet; bat to-morrow
there will be a full gang at work.
The nablie schools commenced session
after tbe holiday vacation to-day.
Mr. C. (J. Robert severed hi connection
with tbe Wasco Warehouse Co. on January
1st ' - '
This morning the weather- moderated
somewhat, and about two inches of snow
Maier. Benton A Stadelman,- proprietors
of Dalles Ice Co., commenced cutting ice
Mr. Charles Jlpwe, the brakemaa Injured
at Hood River, died yesterday in St. Vin
Yesterday the mercury indicated 14 be-
Children Cry for
low zero, the coldest day experienced
this region for two yeara.
Now that the incandescent lights are not
in operation it behooves every one to have
his light trimmed and in order.
The weekly West Shore has a branch
office at Spokane, where the paper is pub
lished simultaneously with the one at Port
Two carloads of stall-fed cattle passed
through The Dalles a few days ago for
Alaska. Tbey were fed at Saltmarshe'
i ne interior ot tbe new opera bouse in
thia city la being finished as rauidlv as dos
sible. It will be ready for theatrical com
panies in a tew weea.
There can be no necessity of baying ice
in other towns tbis season. The late cold
weather has congealed the water sufficiently
to lurnisn an auunaant supply. -
The snow on Tygh ridge, and in tbat
vicinity is about two feet deep, but at An
telope it is not over five inches deep and
the giound frozen underneath.
We are satisfied that our cold weather
has come in January. We may expect to
see wild flower blooming on tbe hillsides
next month, and delightful spring weather.
The cantata of the Three Bears which
was to bave been rendered Saturday even
ing ha been postponed bv reason of tha
prevalence of the la grippe among the per
Fifty carload of fat stock-cattle, aherp
ind hog were handled at Saltmarshe
stock yards during the last week in 18S9.
These were the finest stock ever passed
through thia region.
The wreck at Hood River was brought to
the city yesterday, and the mail aud bag
gage was transferred to different car. The
damaged car are still at the point where
the accident occurred.
The sheep in the corral adioining the Dia
mond mill are the property of Air. Alex.
Fargher, and are for the market of Port
land and the sound. The metropolis and
the City of Destiny are forced to depend on
The Dalles for sometning to eat.
The water commission having completed
the preliminary surveys, and made their re
port of tbe probable cost of constructing
water works, the council passed .at their
meeting on Saturday night an ordinance pro
viding for the. issuing and. selling of the
bond as directed by the bill.
Fossil Journal: Jasper Lea bo waa re.
captured at Del Eades' place on Row creek
on Wednesday and Thomas Yantis. deputv
sheriff, started with him ' to Arlington on
Thursday stage. He' was committed to
the county jtil in default of bail to keen
the peace. The bail wa fixed at $1000.
There is an ecstatic ioy in winter, which
resident of southern climate do not enjoy.
It is the highest pleasure to coast down bill,
to slide down a chute on a toboggan or to
go sleighing with your brt girl. If buffalo
robes and comforter could talk what tale
of love and aweetness they would give to
the gossiping world. But, thanks to whom
it may concern, they are dumb.
Ochoco Review: The recent anow storm in
.Lake and Klamath counties came pretty
near causing a blockade in tbe mail and ex
press hue, both requirtug unusually good
lacuitiea tor nananng in the holiday season
One ataga from Bly to Lakeview wa thir
teen hour in going fourteen miles, encoun
tering many obstructions in the road, fallen
tree being covered and hidden bv the
Of all the vocations followed this severe
cold weather we believe the railroad men
have the worst. Snow or sunshine, the
mercury above or below zero, these knicht
of the rail have to be at their post, and fre
quently taking their Uvea in their hand
tbey go to tbe performance of their duty,
relying on good iortune to favor them
During the past two month two have met
their death one at Arlington and one at
Hood River, and before the season is over
others will join tbem.
journal: me .Baptist revival is still in
progress at Mayville, Elder T. J. Simmons
preaching to crowded house.. We under
stand that the little church was too small
and the meetings bave been held in the I
J. u. i. nail, we were informed on
Wednesday by one of tbe members that
there had been five conversion. Baptismal
rite will be performed at Butte creek, near
fossil, next Monday, and on Monday night
it is expected that the minister will take op
l ' r 1 - . I a 1 r...
his wors iu fossu, in tue Anuereon a oil
vertooth building. A subscription was
taken up on Wednesday to bay a stove for
beating that building. ,
Saturday afternoon, about 2 o'clock, a
collision occurred about three mile eaat of
Arlington, between the Heppner mixed
passenger and freight train aud a west
bound freight train. The engine were a
complete wreck, and Fireman John Hay
wa killed, well known in thia city, and tbe
braaenian on tne Jleppner branch wa in
jured, but not seriously. Tbe freight waa
bsnled by a bog engine, and it is reported
it threw the little locomotive oat on the
bank a considerable distance. Mr. Hays
baa been firing on the road for a long while
aod was well liked for his genial disposition.
Some one has blundered and in consequence
tbe Moloch of Carelessness has procured an
Ocboco Review: Persons who travel by
stage between here and The Dalles are load
in their complaint at the lack of accommo
dations furnished passengers both by the
stage company and station-keeper. They
ay the stages are uncomfortable and ate
not provided with robe to protect traveler
from the cold, while at one of tbe stations
about all that greets the chilled traveler is a
cold stove and tbe frigid feature of the
proprietor collecting a dollar for (upper and
lodging. No doubt tbe stage company will
think it'a none of our business how the
line i run, but we think it is. We want
people to come to thi country, bat tbey
will not do so aules comfortable means for
travel are offered.
From TueSDay' Daily.
Last night the mercury cavorted down to
6 degree below zero.
All oar ice-dealer have Urge iorce of
men at cutting and hauling ice.
Hon. J. P Wacer, of Pendleton, passed
through the city last Saturday.
The O. R. 4 N. Co. are preparing to fill
its large ice-boase at Hood River,
Cram A Corson have a lara force of men
at work to-day on tha reservoir, cutting ice.
Several horses have died of lung fever at
Hood River, Thia we learn from the Ola-
County dark Thompson ha been con
fined to bis room for the past few day by
an attack of la grippe...
Union street is the grand resort for coast
ers. It is almost tune for Jack Stanial to
get at work there with hi little aah pan.
Ioe is being oat on tbe sloagtis on the
river bank, and within the next lew day
there will be a bountiful supply for next
.It is a cold day for an editor when hi
paste-pot is frozen with its content, and
the mercury outside the door stands at 0 de
gree below tero.
CoL Sinnott, of the Umatilla House, ha
been on the aick list for the past three days.
He is recovering, and will be at hi post of
duty in a day or two. .
The pipe leading to the motor in Wood
Bros, butcher shop froze aud bunted last
night, and this necessitated a great deal of
Wiwr .44 wmvuiuk vi iu. wiw must muyyiy-
ing new pipe.
Elieuaburgh RtgUter: Since the present
storm tet m we learn tbat tbe snow is one
foot deep at Pasco, two feet deep at
Sprague, and four feet deep at Hope, Idaho;
then tne deptn lessens tnrougn juontana.
Mr. Geo. WUliama, administrator of tbe
estate of John Michelbacb, deceased, at
tempted to take the orphans dowa to Van
couver last week, but returned Saturday
not being able to cross tbe Colombia. Tbey
are now at home with hi family.
The Bowman mentioned in the dispatchea
as member of the firm of Kuhn t Bowman,
whose general merchandise atore was burned
in Colfax last Friday, was WU known in
thi city, and formerly occupied the posi
tion of Clerk in the Store of Moody, MoLood
La Grande Qatetlti Tha railroad company
is improving every opportunity to ran in a
oar load ot material for the Elgin branch,
and have already shipped a large quantity
of fish bolts, angle iron, etc. It is the in
tention to have all the material delivered
by the first of next March.
The rotary steam plow was ordered out
this afternoon, to go east on tbe mountain
No. 3, west. bound, due here at 1 :40 this
morning, was off the track in The Dalles
yard one hour by reason of a broken
Mr. George B. Leach, locnmnilvn mot.
nee, has been sick for five or six da) s
past with la grippe. His many friends
will be glad to learn that he is recovering.
We learn tbatDaBsenrerann fi.AP.im,...
branch were snowed in t
day, and they were taken out of
Ihn windows with sleiirha anil pnltm
Ad. Keller, of the Ora Finn .talavin 1, a-
just received the finest case good in tha
market, Bond 4 Lillard pony wbiaky, O. F.
C. Taylor, McBrager whiskies, genuine im
ported Scotch and Irish whiskies, Holland
imported curacao, imported Italian ver
mouth, XXX Marteile branrlv.
ceffe and genuine French anisette.
Last night, the nine annnlvinir tn
the rooms in the second atorv of Mr. iutv
tingen's brick froze and banted, and in con
sequence thi morniug all the room were
flooded. One disconsolate ronmar w.. nn
able to get oat of bed very early thi morn,
ing, for the reason that the floor was cov
ered with about two inches of ice.
Information ha been received at Panrll.
ton that Dr. Harry Garfield of La Grande,
who lived in Pendleton a lnn ti.r,. k..
fallen heir to $20,000 worth of property at
Port Townsend, Vah. Mr. Garfield ha
gone to Port Townsend to look after hi
interest. The property revert to bim from .
the estate of hi mother, who .knni
eight month ago.
Hood River Glacier: Canhv W P n. V.
16, Adelia A. Stranahan, president; Eleanor
Potter, r., vice president: Ninov A Wil.
on, ir., vice president; Anna R. Middleton,
chaplain; Lizzie R. Thomas, secretary;
Georgia Smith, treasurer; Julia Harn, con
ductor; Ellen L. Blower, guard. The
above are the officers to ha ;-.r.lll ...t
Saturday evening. '
Mr. James A. Varnev. of this rtfv A.
dreased tbe Fruit Growers' Club at Hood
Kiver last Saturday afternoon on tha anh.
ject, "Eoemiesof our Fruit Tries." He
exhibited a specimen of tbe codlin moth and
the aphis and gave the natural history of
these and other insect which hava Ha..im.
ated our orchard for several years bast.
Ilia remarks elicited tha elnaa.t .
and awakened a new interest in the culture
The Waterville Imniarant
the recent county treasury matter ha thi
toay: "This paper does not wish to kick
any man when he's down, but it think
that tbe honest voters who placed J. M.
Snow where he is, demand hi suddeo resig
nation. Douglas county does not wish to
be represented by a man who cannot or will
not explain what has lamm. nf ntiKli..
funda entrusted to him, and those attempt
ing to screen bim will go down with him
instead or helping bim up."
No. 4; east-bound passenger train, due
in this city at 10:30 this morning, met
with an accident about three rail
lengths west of 'tunnel No. 1. The
rail turned, aud the whole train was
dragged into the tuuncl. Everything is
off the track except tbe locomotive. One
passenger was injured by broken glass,
the windows of the passenger coaches
being almost cotnpleiely demolished.
The train is not expected in the cii y until
6 o'clock this evening.
The Dalle Social olub gave a very agree
able party last Friday evening. Tbe music
wa excellent, and the mazy dance was
kept up till a late hour. . The following
laaie and gentlemen were present: Misses
Williams, Morgan, FitzGerald, Comstock,
IValch, Ruoh, Went. Mat-den, Grime,
Lord, Bennett, Clark, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs.
Garrettsou, and Col. Morgan, Messrs. Geo.
Bennett, Frank Grave, Ralph Qinchard, jr..
Mart DonncU, Ed. Mays, Ed. Williams,
Joa. P. FitzGerald. E. Smith, Fred Hough
ton, W. Garrettwn, H. Nockol. Grifl Wil.
llama, H. Glaaier, Jo. Wonley, W. Cram,
K. L. Simmon. .
CAUUIIT lit AH ICB-V1.0K.
Fear Hen. While Croealo the Blver
From the Wajthlngtwa Hide, Were
Taught by floating lee. and '
Mel Tightly la Its Uraap
For Mix He are.
From Saturday' Dally.
Messrs. A. Field, Charles Frank and son
and a ferryman, whose name wa could nos
learn, were caught in floating ice this morn
ing about 7 o'clock, and were held in this
unpleasant predicament nntil 1 o'clock this '
afternoon. Messrs. Field snd Frank are
engaged in the milk business, and their en.
tomers reside in The Dalles. Thi necessi
tates crossing the river every morning.
Yesterday the ice closed the passage-way
completely, with tbe exception of an open
pace about a mile above thi city, and
through thi with a boat they attempted to
make the way across. When within about
300 yards of the Oregon shore, about 7
o'clock, the wind blew them into the float
ing ice, and soon they were completely
hedged in on all sides. It was impossible to
propel the boat in any direction, and the
ce wa not sufficiently strong for them to
walk ashore. The cold was very piercing.
and to keep warm they were forced to keep
constantly moving until tne rays ot tbe sun
gave them a little warmth. About !-.
o'clock they were seen by Mr. A Larsen,
who immediately procured a sleigh and went -to
their rescue. He wa accompanied by a
party of determined citizen. By mean of
plank they managed to get to tbe ice-be
sieged men and brought then to the bank.
Tbey were very fortunate in escaping with
their livts, a their boat if caugl t idew.s
would have been overturned, aod they en
gulfed in the icy flood. The greatest ex
citement prevailed along Front street until
tbe men were brought safely to shore, and
every eyo was bent in tbe direction of the
dark spots on the white filed of ice above
the eity. Two yean ago, about thia time,
Mr. Frank and his son were caught in tho
same predicament, and drifted down the
river about two mils, nutil finally rescued.
vv e nope tne ice win be strong enough to
morrow to cross without any danger.
Fossil Journal. ; - 1
On New Year's day there was five iache
of anow on tbe ground and the sleighing
wa splendid. ,
Work on tbe Long Creek wagon road from
Pendleton ha been suspended tor the winter.
The three person reported lost iu the
now last week and who were working oa
tnis roau are aim misting.
What might have proved a very aeriona
accident happened W ednetday evening aa
Ed Nelson, the stag driver, was coming as
the Thirty Mile hill with a sled-Ibad of pas
senger. The passenger aboard were Miaj
Emma Meek and Johnnie Keeny At a
narrow place in the road something about
the aled broke, and quick aa a flash of light
ning, the aled scooted off the embankment
and upset, scattering tbe occupant pretty
generally all over Thirty Mile hill amongst
the rock and snow. Tbey were all more
or less cut and bruised abont their beads.
but luckily no limb were broken. After
getting the sled into tbe road again tbey
climbed in and proceeded on as serenely a
though the little episode really wa a part
of the contract of the company. They all
join in their belief that the rock down
there are ot an exceedingly bard and cold
For the Christmas and Hew Year holi
day the 0. R. A N. division of the Union
Paeifio will give excunioa rates bets eta
Portland and Huntingtoi to any 'other
station oa it rail line within a radio of
two hundred miles, at the low rate of one
and one-fifth fare for tbe rouad trip. Tick
eta will be on sale Dee. 24th, 23th and 31st,
1889. and January 1. 1890, and these will
be good going on date of sale, and good re
turning Jan. 3, low, inclusive. . This will
be a rare opportunity for oar citisjn to
visit friend during the holiday.