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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 1891
AUSTRALIA AND ITALIANS,
After the affair at New Orleans,
says ' the San Francisco Chronicle,
manv Italians in the United States
returned to their native country, and
' in some localities their presence over
stocked : the . labor market With a
' view to relieving the congestion Pre
mier Ridini consulted Lord Salisbury
as to whether Australia would not like
to receive' immigrants. Tho British
government 'made 'inquiries on the
subject, but the Australian authorities
- have replied that . the Italian immi
grant is not favored by the people of
that country, and that whatever in-
. ducetnenta are to be offered to intend
ing settlers will by preference be ex
tended to British and German imnii-
Your genuine Briton is not fond of
the stiletto-carrying Italian, and the
prejudice has evidently been inherited
by the Australians. The real reason,
however, for the objection to such
Italians as would emigrate to that
country is their extreme clanishness,
which finds its complete expression in
organizations like the Mafia. Such
leagues and associations are not in
harmony with the geuius of free in
stitutions, and the Mafia would be
quite as much out of place in Austra
lia as it is in this country.
Then, too, a large proportion of the
Italians who emigrate are undesirable
in almost every respect. They do but
little, at best, to assist in the develop
ment of the country, they remain as
1 l 1 i; it- f1L!- I
completely auen as me vumear, mcj
are not satisfied to obey the laws of
the. country, and they reduce the
standard of wages. Italy may oe op-
pressed with a congestion of the labor
element, but the factor which causes
the congestion is not to oe aesirea oy
any ctner civilized country,
We do not lose sight of the distinc-
tion between Italians and Italians, and
these remarks apply only to the lower
orders, who are vry degenerate oe-
scendants of the race that conquered
the world. The Italian gevernment
itself would like to get rid of them, so
we are ce ainly at liberty to say as
much concerning them as their own
government has said and has enforced
by assisting this class to emigrate.
UNITED STATES VS. CANADA.
Discussing the census returns in
the Dominion, a Canadian exchange
Had the whole number of immi
grants who came to Canada during
the past ten years with the expressed
intention of making this country their
"home, remained in the Dominion, and
had the natural increase in population
also been retained, the growth of pop
ulation would have been greater than
is stated in the census returns.
This is very true; but our northern
neighbors, cannot expect to retain the
population' whlcn cotrie to their shore
; while - the great American republic
.opens wide her arms to welcome all
v-accessions . to its population. There
t"are, many more advantages to the
home-seeker and home-builder in the
United States that are not pos
sessed by the British province on the
north. There are varieties of .climate
here, with productiveness of soil,
which cannot be equalled in Canada,
and a free, progressive form of gov
ernment These are advantages which
no British provinca, with' a satrap of
the royal family appointed by the
-crown, holding chief sway, does not
possess. If Canada desires advance
ment she should annex herself to the
great republic of the western conti
nent and then she woutd receive the
same consideration as the most fa
vored state in the American union.
It is true that the flames of the late
1 forriViia onnfliaratinn liovs nnhuirlnrl-
but smoke and cinders still cover fully
one-half of the citv. and our citizens
are not fuliy recovered from the terri
ble shock of last Wednesday. - The
only subject of conversation is the
awful infliction we have suffered, and
sufficient time has not elapsed for ex
cited feelings to cool and judgment as
sert its sway. The loss of the million
dollars' worth of property is appaling,
but the two deaths caused, by the fire
more so. Property can be restored,
but human lives never. At this par-
. ticular time, whemthe circulatiag me
dium is scarce, the burning of business
blocks ; aud dwellings will act as a
- great drawback to the prosperity of
the city. That our natural resources
are sufficient to' rebuild The Dalles in
larger proportions than ever before no
one will deny, and that, if we exer
cise the proper degree of enterprise,
we shall forge right ahead, notwith-
; standing the disaster of last Wednes
day, is also true. After the debris
. from the ruins " is cleared away, our
- business men should exercise such a
dearee" of enterprise as will merit the
admiration of other .towns. Pluck
, exercised now will do more to estab
lish the prestige of this city the gate
way of the Inland Empire than at
any other time in our history.
Une incendiary hre last night, after
an armed guard had patrolled every
street and alley, emphasizes the fact I
of the necessity of stringent measures
being used to rid our city of all ques-1
tionable characters, and for this reason
we believe the slow process of the le-
' gaily constituted authorities is entirely
inadequate to meet : the emergency.
We have the utmost confidence in the
competency of our sheriff, mayor and
marshal to deal , with ordinary cases,
. under the laws of the stats and city;
but when determined fire-bugs are
at work citizens cannot wait for
arrests and trials under judicial pro
cedure; and, under their oaths, our
officials cannot act otherwise. It is
to ; be deplored, but the exi i an
gency is urgent, and martial law 1
should be declared and the civil au
thorities made subordinate to the
military. For instance, with spe
cial policemen, if a fire-bug is caught
in the act, he has tjbe right of habeas
corpus and trial by iurv, and while
the civil authorities are paramount,
these rights must be enforced. When
half our city is in ashes, when there
has been three attempts at incendiar
ism within two days, and these in a
great measure successful, there is no
safety in the slow, tedious and preca
rious methods of our courts. We be
lieve in the supremacy of law; but are
firnily convinced that in the great
calamity which has befallen us,
with the exhibition of viciousness dis
played last night, a telegram should
be sent to Gov. Pennoyer, as com-mander-in-chief,requesting
0 companies should be ordered to
take charge of The Dalles until prop
erty is safe from incendiarism; and
that an armed patrol, under strict or
ders, should walk through every street
and alley until the danger has passed.
The old moss-covered protoplasm is
being again brought to the surface by
the Democracy of "why were not the
bondholders paid in the same currency
as the soldier?" end the party which,
in national convention in 1864, "re
solved, after four years of conflict,
this war is a failure and have op
posed pension bills in nearly every
congress, attempts to hold this suga
bib to the old soldier. But the old
veterans know why national bonds,
largely held in England and Germany,
were not made redeemable in green
backs. These "promises to pay"
might pass current among our own
citizens, but not with foreigners who
in the government
Aside from this, the emergency was
so great in 1861 that the nation, in
order t0 procare money to clothe and
equip the umy piedged lta crejit and
honor tQ pay these loan8 iu gold C0;Df
or its equivalent, with interest bearing
bond8 jf the English or German
bondhoider had received greenbacks
promiaes t0 payit would have been
simply repudiation, and the United
St&tea coM not afford t0 do thig-
- Articles of incorporation were filed
yesterday in Portland of the Oregon,
Washington and Idaho Railroad and
Navigation Company, for the purpose
of building a portage road around the
rapids east of this city and operating
steamboats on the Columbia river be
tween its mouth and highest naviga
ble water?, and also on Snake river.
The capital stock is $2,000,000, di
vided into 80,000 shares of $25 each.
Portland is thoroughly aroused to the
importance of water transportation,
and we believe is deeply, in earnest to
construct portage roads as quickly
cheap means of
transportation, the wealth of the In-
land Empire will seek an outlet to
seaboard by this great artery of com-
merce, and the farmers of the north-
west -will receive the benefit in the
I higher price for their produce. East
ern Oregon has for many years real
ized -the advantage of an open river,
and has battled manfully for the' ac
complishment of this end. Now that
she has the wealth and influence of
Portland to help - her, she can look
forward hopefully to the future.
The Dalles, notwithstanding the
fact that over a million dollars' worth
of property was burned up last
I Wednesday afternoon, and that bun-
I dreds are left houseless and homeless,
can rebuild in the next two year.8 on
larger and more substantial bases
than ever. This city has over
come' disasters by numerous floods
and fires . When she ' had barely half
the population she now has, and it is
not reasonable to suppose that in her
stalwart matnrity. after thirtv vears
of growth ancL development she
will completely succumb to the late
COnflacratinn. . ThprA in nn nni.il nr.
the Columbia river. that has eoual ad-
vantaees with " The Dalles, or the
aniount of capital in comparison with
the population, and if an extra effort
made to assert its prestige, in less
than ten years it will be the second
city in importance in Oregon
The dispatches again contain the
startling intelligence tbat the peace of
Europe " rests on powder barrels,"
and that the match may be applied at
any moment ; but this has been so fre
quently reiterated that it has lost its
significance. It is true that the rela
tions between certain nations in the
old world has been strained for many
years ; hut it is also true that monarchs,
with the improved munitions of war,
are very wary about hastily impelling
the conflict For a long time diplo
macy has been successful in warding
off the threatened blow; but ho
much lenger this can be done it is
most difficult to determine. The era
of peace is dawning on the world, and
there will be no more slaughter pens
of human victims to satisfy the vicious I
ambition of wicked potentates. '
An exchange says that Canada will
raise more wheat this year than ever This will open a market to the hog
before. And so will Oregon, Wash- raisers of the west, and the fields of
in?ton, Idaho and Montana. Dur-.
tner, the price wm oe higher than in
former years, and, consequently, the
northwest will be prosperous Farm-
ing in the northwest is a grand sue-
cess and, in this connection, a word to I
the homeseeker of blizzard-blasted Ne
braska and cyclone-devaslated Da
kota, there are thousands of acres of
vacant land awaiting settlement
Judge Lorenzo Sawyer, of the U.
S. circuit court, died in San Francisco
yesterday at the age of 71 years. For
twenty years he has occupied a posi
tion on the bench, and his decisions
have great weight with all courts on
the Pacific - coast In the death of
Judge Sawyer- the judiciary has lost
able jurist, and the community a
most exemplary citizen.
.Some of the leadingpapefs or the
country are-critlcfsine; the actions of
Mr.. Patrick Egan, our minister to
Chili, because he has notept the ad
ministration properly ' informed re
garding the progress of . the recent
revolution. It is claimed by some
of these journals that Mr. Egan, by
reason of his well-known hatred to
wards England, did not act in good
faith with his government by keeping
the authorities advised regarding the
extent of the recent revolt, which was
largely supported - by British capi
talists. It is not justice - to con
demn aay man until a fair trial
has been had, and Mr. Egan has not
been heard in his own defense. He
was sent to Chili as an American, a
firm supporter of our institutions, and
if he has allowed his prejudices for or
against any foreign power to influence
his actions as representative of the in
terests of this country, he is culpable,
and should be recalled. If he has not
been guilty of any of the acts charged
he is innocent of any crime, and this
should be made public. Before pass
ing any verdict in the matter the peo
ple should wait and see whether there
is any truth in any of the statements
made agaiost our minister to Chili.
And now comes the Koseburg Re
view and claims Grover Cleveland as
"a martyr in the cause of tariff re
form;" but does not say anything re
garding his views on the silver ques
tion. If Mr. Cleveland is thoroughly
democratic on free trade he is not so
in his opinions on matters of national
finance, and if the party canonize him
on the former, it must ana them ize him
on the latter. . ' In no wise can ex
President Cleveland be considered a
representative of Democracy, and
those who would support him in his
advocacy of British free trade cannot
in his Wall-street doctrine . of a
gold basis for the circulating me
dium. Undoubtedly he is a strong
candidate, but in the vagaries of the
party on all national issues it will be
most difficult to find any man who
will be in complete harmony with it
on all questions.
An exchange makes this compari
son between the candidates of the two
.parties in Iowa: "The Democratic
ticket in Iowa represents less than
one-third of the state, and it is that
third in the southeast, known as the
river section. The Republican ticket
represents all the state; the northwest
in the candidate for governor: the
southwest in the candidate for lieuten
ant governor; the central by the can
didates for supreme judge and railroad
commissioner; and the east or river
counties by the candidate for school
commissioner. The Democratic ticket
represents the cities, while the Re-
I publican ticket represents the farming
communities. For this reason the
farmers of Iowa will vote the Repub
lican ticket now, as they have hereto-
' The" Union Pacific-Railroad Com
pany has entered suit against the
railroad commissioners in the Marion
county circuit-court to certify to said
court the action had in the matter of
establishing rates, and also, to certify
whether or not, in revising said rates,
any evidence had been received by the
board as a basis. In its petition the
railway company states the com
mission exceeded its authority and
asks that the rates be annulled. As
the case will be. heard before Judge
I Boise, the people can be assured that
I the matter will be thoroughly investi-
I gated and exact justice be done.
The crops this year prove the fact
beyond dispute that ground, summer
fallowed, will produce abundantly, but
lnat larms Plantea every season in
rain ive a' Poor vield- If r agri"
cnlturalists would change crops occa-
I - 1 !
8,onal,7. lne 8" wu'a not become
eXiiaUSted, and the CrOp8 OUld be
mucn more remunerative. it is well
that farminS be followed after scien-
uno Principles, ana where experience
teaches tbat soil adapted to a par-
tloular croP attentlon Bno'd be paid
to that By such means land can be
made to repay the husbandman for
his toil, and not otherwise.
As will be seen by the report of
the relief committee in another col
umn, substantial aid has been rendered
by several cities, and the pluck of the
members is commendable in not ac
cepting this until the necessity is ap
parent The Dalles is one of the
wealthiest cities on the continent for
its size, and our citizens have always
displayed the greatest generosity to
ward the less fortunate. While we
heartily thank the generous donors,
we can but endorse the action of the
committee in waiting . until there is a
necessity for the acceptance of outside
The American hog has gained a
triumph in Germ any, and can now, in
the shape of ham, bacon or- sausage,
enter any port in the empire, if it is
accompanied by a certificate that the
animal was in a healthy condition.
corn will be of great utility in fatten
iDg pork for Europe. Give the Unit-
ed States an opportunity, and the
peop.'e of the world can be fed by the
beef, pork, mutton and fish which are
abundant in this country.
If another caniaate.d other than
Mr. Harrison, heads tbe ticket in 1802
it will cause no division in Repnblican
ranks, and the party will enter the ap
proaching campaign with harmony
among all classes and with a solid
front to the enemy. The doctrines ad
vocated by the party and shaping the
policy of the nation for the past quar
ter of a century are .1 too dear to the
American people to be superseded by
the subterfuges of Democracy. Pro
tection was successful in 1888, and
will be so in 1892. '
IS OUTSIDE BELP NECESSARY f
As regards-.suffering in our city
from the recent fire, the evidence of
the relief committee is the most com
petent on that question. The mem
bers have generously devoted their
time to thoroughly examining into
cases of need, andn every instance,
have relieved immediate necessity.
After careful examination', only twelve
or fifteen families were found who
were willing to accept aid, and from
$2,000 to 3,000 would place these in
as good a condition as before the con
flagration. The reflections on this committee in
last night's Chronicle are ungenerous
and unjust, and when the editor states
that it was f'with very great hesita
tion he declares his surprise at the
secretary's response to the liberal sub
scription from Astoria," he implies
that that gentleman misunderstood
the situation. The answer to this is,
that the committee was appointed to
canvass this matter thoroughly, they
have unhesitatingly done their duty
to the neglect of other matters, and
what they report should be taken as
conclusive in tho case. . No citizen
has the same opportunity to pass
judgment as those who have person
ally conversed with the sufferers, and
by all possible means ascertained the
present exigencies. The implication
that any member of the committee
and the treasurer, not the secretary, is
tho - custodian of the funds desires
"to store the money away," is very un
We have daily conversed with mem
bers of the relief committee, and have
been assured that present suffering is
being 'relieved and that clothes are
being made for the destitute as rap
pidly as the kind-hearted ladies of
The Dalles can make them. Our
people have been renowned for their
beneyolence for many years past, and
we do not know how far they can
meet this emergency, as they have
never been solicited. . When they
have been appealed to we feel certain
they will respond liberally, and it is
enough to cause the blush of shame to
mantle the cheek of citizens to think
that in the streets of Portland, Seat
tle, Walla Walla, and other cities in
the northwest, The Dalles becomes a
subject for charity, while no appeal
has vet been made to very many -willing
and wealthy people at home.
As the article in the Chronicle mis
quotes the answer of the secretary toJ
Astoria, we print it in full:
The Dalles, Sept. 9, 1891:
Bon. C. W. Fulton and A. Schaneckatt, com
Oar citizens return hearty tbanka for
your kind and unsolicited subscription. We
hope and believe, however, that we will be
able to take care of onr own people. If
this is found impossible will ' nee the funds
so generously offered.
M. A. Moody,
Sect'y Relief Committee.
The following excerpt, from the
Oregonian, of a day or two after the
fire, we believe is a fair ' presentation
of the matter: '
Reports have been published at other
places showing extreme . destitution . and
need of outside relief at The Dalles, as the
result of the recent fire. These have not
been confirmed by any direct news from
tbat place, and may have their only origin
in newspaper sensationalism and officious
sympathy. The Oregonian yesterday sent
the following inquiry to its regular corres
pondent at The Dalles:
Reports reach us of extreme destitution
at Tbe Dalles, which are not warranted by
your dispatches and which we suspect are
exaggerated. ' Please wire the exact facta
fully. If there be real need, a relief move
ment can be started here at once.
In about two hours the following answer
Contributions from Astoria, Salem, Seat
tle and Wasco have been received, but the
funds will not be used until it is demon
strated that we cannot take care of our suf
ferers. If necessary, we will call for aid.
Many have lost almost everything but nn
one cau be found by tbe relief committee
huDgry or bonseless. Will adyise you
promptly if outside succor is to be called
Tbe spirit of sturdy independence and
confidence in home- resources that inspired
this reply is commendable. In view of the
nnpleasant sequel of relief subscriptions in
spired by wide sympathy for Jobuatown
hnd other places nearer home, it is easy to
understand why tbe self-reliant citizens of
The Dalles prefer to carry the burden' of
their disaster alone so long as their strength
holds out But they should not tax tbeir
strength too far; nor should they let a sin
gle victim of tbe disaster suffer for want of
the immediate necessities of life, through
nndue hesitation in asking for relief. It
ought to be understood that Portland, aud
all Oregon, for that matter, stands ready to
make instant response to the first anthentic
signal of distress. If this has not been sig
nified in any official way, it is probably be
cause there has been no meeting of our city
council or chamber of commerce. Tbe
Dalles can take for granted an inyitation to
draw on Portland, in case of need,
During these pleasant days of early
autumn, while tables are spread, for
the hungry in almost every household,
and beds are made on the floors ior
the homeless, there can be no real suf
fering; but when the snow begins to
fall and the wintry blasts blow, these
people must have - warm houses, and
for this emergency, as we stated in the
issue of. Wednesday, aid will be re
quired. It is manly in the committee,
it is becoming a proud-spirited people
like those of The Dalles, who have
survived a dozen disasters by fire and
flood, not to beg for charity from onr
neighbors . until our own efforts have
proved futile to clothe our own naked
or feed our own hungry.
The generous spirit manifested by
Portland, Astoria and other cities
merits our lasting gratitude, and yet
we can but feel humiliated that we
should be subjects of charity in the
streets, of otter towns before we have
had an opportunity to help ourselves.
. The press of tbe state is thoroughly
conversant witn tne water tight in
this city, as it had been thoroughly
ventilated in the papers of The Dalles
for oyer a year past. If the new(1)
system had been in operation there
would not have been a drop more
water to fight the fire of Wednesday,
Sept 2d, for the contents of the old
flume has been turned into Mill creek.
above where the city supply is taken
out, during the night for some time
past. When the pipes are laid from
the receiving basin to tbe new reser
voir, no new mains will be laid north
of JNinth street, and the old reservoir
will be the only supply with
which to fight the destroying ele
ment If the pumping system - had
been in operation and it would have
been but for the ring opposition last
summer the destruction of property
on Wednesday of last week would
not have amounted to $10,000, in
stead of $1,000,000, as it did. We
know that it is in bad taste to wran
gle over this matter, or make the
least reflection in this, our hour of
misfortune; but when an organ, to
support the action of a faction, will
wilfully pervert facts, it is simple jus
tice that the truth be made public.
The papers who stated the matter in
its true light, and caused the ring or
gan to froth and fume, are the Salem
Statesman and the Eugene Guard, and
their view of the situation is known to
be correct by any unprejudiced citizen
who has watched the bitter antagon
ism tor over a year past to the
only adequate system for fire proteo
tion that could have been inaugurated
in The Dalles.
The campaign in Ohio is a vigorous
one, and Major McKinley and Senator
Sherman are dealing telling blows on
the Democraoy. With such leaders,
the Republicans can rest assured that
that state will be all riht in Noyem
ber, and will give her usual majority
for the Republican ticket. . As tbe
present administration, and especially
the McKinley tariff measure, is on
trial in this campaign, the result can
be considered as a fair indicator of
The relief committee have worked
diligently since the fire in relieving
the present needs of those who were
left homeless and houseless, and, while
there is no present need of outside
aid, it is impossible to determine how
theso unfortunates can withstand, in
their helpless condition, the rigors of
the approaching winter. Under such
circumstances, the proffered help from
Portland might be of great utility as
means of support for the helpless dur
ing the inclement seasons.
The Portland Industrial Exposition
thould undoubtedly enjoy tbe privi- I
lege of advertising wherever it desires;
but the manager must not- expect
puffs, without consideration, for ' tbe
columns of a paper are the publishers'
stock in trade.
A vevilteh Scheme.
Boston, Sept. 9. The arrest of James
. Cutler, by the Boston police to-night
spoiled a diabolical scheme to mnrder
and rob, and brought to light a collection
pf infernal machines sufficient to blow up
half tbe- city. Cutler's sister, married
Luttier n. Rowe, a wealthy manufacturer.
Mr. Rowe' home is in Melrose, but bis
manufactory is at Haverhill. Cutler was
angry because bis wealthy brother-in-law
refused to advance as much cash as his
extravagant tastes demanded, and tried
to take his life. Iu 1888 he made the
first attempt, was arrested and sentenced
to two years' imprisonment. As soon as
be was released be again laid bis plans to
secure nis Drotber-in-law's wealth. He
roomed on Chambers street, and after
his arrest to day, tbe nature of bis plot
was revealed. His original plan was to
blow up bis victim. He laid in a big
siock oi giant powder, nitroglycerine,
aynamite ana a regular arsenal of fire
arms. In addition to these weapons, he
bad many bombs ready for use. His
original scheme was to conceal a bomb
in an umbrella and leave it in Mr. Rowe's
bands. Upon reflection be decided that
there was too much datger to himself in
that plan, so be abandoned it for tbe
plan of blowing up tbe bouse. But that
might involve the destruction ot bis
sister, and that scheme, also, was given
up. Last Wednesday be confined his
plan to an old friend. William Butler.
He and Butler had worked together in
tbe same shop. He asked Butler s assis
tance in removing Rowe, and promised
him half themoney that was expected as
a result of the crime. Butler at first
thought tbe whole matter was a joke, but
wDen ne uiscoveied that Uutler was really
bent on murder and robbery, be pretended
to approve ot the scheme in order to bold
tbe mun s confidence, and tben be re
vealed the plot to the police. Cutler's
plan was to have been put in operation
last night. He was at tbe rendezvous
wating for his accomplice when tbe police
arrested bim. He and Butler were to
have proceeded to Mr. Rowe's boose in
Melrose. Butler was to ring tbe bell,
and it was anticipated tbat Mr. Rowe
would answere the bell in person,. and as
soon as be opined tbe door, Cutler wag to
shoot bim. If be missed his aim Butler
was to open fire. Tben haying disposed
of Mr. Rowe, tbe two men were to cover
Mrs. Rowe with their revolvers and force
her to give up all tbe money and vain
ables in the house. In case she refused
she too was to be murdered.
Hunting H almaeeda.
Valparaiso, sept. 8. Kumors con
tinue to spread conceroiDg tbe where
abouts of tbe fugitive president, Balma-
ceda. Tbe other day it wag said tbat be
was fleeing by way of Los Andes into
the Argentine Republic, bis purpose
bemg to reach Buenos Ayres. Now it is
reported that, not during just at tbe
present time to make an attempt to
escape from the country, be bas taken
reloge in'some one of tbe foreign lega
tions or else bas concealed himself in a
monastery. If. be bas been fortunate
enough to gain admission to a legation,
be will. In All likebond, be protected from
tbe wrath of bis triumphant enemies.
If. on tbe contrary, be has sought refuse
in a monasterv, be is In imminent dan pel
of bemg captured. Tbe junta will un
doubtedly jcause all monasteries to be
searched 'for bim ii they put faith in this
report. It seems bardly plausible, bow-
ever, tbat be should seek an asylum with
tbe clerical party, as it bas been a re
cognized fact ever since tbe outbreak of
the war in Cbili tbat ' the priests were
almost unanimously In sympathy with
the congressionalists. Ex Minister of
Foreie-n Affairs Aldunate. while traveling
towards Santiago lo day, was Etopped by
an armed body oi men at (juiiiota, titty
five miles from here.
Terrible to Contemplate.
Berlin, oept. . r rcm Jiieff comes
the account of a horrible tragedy. A
Jew named Kaplan, driven to desperation
by an order to leave Russia, be having
been deprived of a comfortable business
by former decrees, first shot bis wife and
tben one bv one bit five children. He
afterward killed bimeelf. Kaplan left a I
. . i r . i I
note, siaung tue motive ior me crimes,
which was a desire to save bis family
from otberwise inevitable misery. From
other parts of Russia comes news of
tragedies attendent on the failure of tbe
harvest and consequent suffering aod
struggling for ezistance. While no cases
of cannibalism have been reported, there
bave been several cases of mysterious J
disappearances that are attributed to
suspected cannibalism, and in Bessarabia
tbe police are carefully watching for
evidence against persons under suspicioo.
Many suicides ate slated to have occurred
among tbe peasantry, who, owing -to a
strong rehgipus feelinp, have been, as a
rule, slow to commit this act. There is
notbing reassuring in Russian advices
and the prospect for the winter is ter
rible to contemplate.
Dying Statement of a Wounded Fish
erman. Seattle, Sept. 9. An ante-mortem
statement was tivday obtained from the
dying Greek, Niehdar Rufus, who was
stabbed in tbe abdomen yesterday by a
ship carpenter named J. N. Saddler.
The Greek, who persistently refused to
talk before, as soon as he realized be
could not live, said to Prosecuting Att'y
McBride and tbe witnesses tbat the affui'r
was tbe result of bad blood, and not, as
Saddler stated, an impulse. He said that
Saddler charged bim with being intimate
with a Mrs. Hall, and' be resented tbe
accuaticD by calling Saddler a liar.
Saddler returned with a blow, the Greek
struck back, and Saddler thrust a knife
forward into him. It was an ordinary
pocket knife, but it penetrated the spleen
and nipped tbe tips off two floating ribs.
Rufus cannot live.
Washington, Sept. 8. Tbe Chilian
situation is gradually assuming a stable
character, and less interest is manifested
In official circles since it is taken for
granted tbat the new government with
GencralFMontt was fully installed in tbe
confidence of tbe people, aud all tbat is
lacking to an official recognition by
various powers is a perfection ot the
details of government. Mi.Eagan has
full instructions on that point, and when
he indicates to the United States that
the time is ripe for such action, the state
departmunt will formally recognize the
accredited representatives of the Montt
government ot Washington, and the
cardinal relations between the United
States and Cbili will be resumed.
Pakis, Sept. 8. Le Temps to-day gays
the decree of Germany removing tbe
embargo on American pork Is a veritable
coup-de-tbeater, astounding the agrarian
party who believad in the axiom that
tbe governor would never withdraw the
the prohibition. Tbe progressists are
intoxicated with tbeir success, their lead
ing delusion being that free American
pork means tree grain in the near future.
"German American accord will conduce
to results affecting tbe general commer
" Castoria is so well adapted to children that
1 recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me." H. A. Abohkr, A. D.,
. Ill South Oxford St., Brooklyn, . Y
"I use Castoria in my practice, and find it
specially aoapiea to anecaons ot cnnaren."
A LET. ROBZOTSOH, M. D.,
1057 2d Ave., Mew York.
"From personal knowledge I can Bay that
Castoria is a most excellent medicine for chil
dren." Pa. . C Osgood,
Caatoria promotes Digestion, and
overcomes Flatulency, Constipation, Sour
ntomach, iiiarrhoea, and iieverusniiesa.
Thus the child is rendered healthy acd its
sleep AatnraL Caatoria contains no
Morphine or other narcotic property.
HEALTH IS WEALTH !
DR. E.'G WESTS NERVE AND BRAIN TREAT
ME NT. a guaranteed specific for Hysteria. Dizziness.
Convulsions, Fits, Nervous Neuralcria. Headache.
Nervous Prostration caused b the nse of alcohol or
tobacco. Wakefulness: Mental depression. Softening
of the Brain,' resulting: in insanity and leading- to
mutery, aecay ana aeacn, rremaxure uio Age, isar
juosae, ana spenn&corrncBa causea oy OYer-eicrtion
ui uj. -umii msu-anuiM; or uvcr-inauigeiice. ucn
box contain one month's treatment. 81 4mx. or
six boxes for $5 nt b ' mail prepaid on receipt of
WE GUARANTEE SIX BOXES
To care any case. With each order received by na I
ior six ooxes, accompanied witn go, we will sena tne
purchaser our written guarrntee to refund the
money u tne treatment does not etrect a cure. Guar
antees issued only by BLAKE LEY & HOUGHTON,
Dole Agents, no oecomi street, jae vanes, ur.
$500 Reward !
WE will pay the abovo reward for any case of Livoi
Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, Indicrestlon. Con
stipation or Ccetireness we cannot cure with West's
Vegetable LirerPlllStWhen the directions axe strictly
complied with. They are purely Vegetable, and never
fail to vive satisfaction. Sugar Coated. Larg boxes, !
containing 30 Pills, 19 cents. Beware of counterfeits
and imitations. The Pennine mana factored only by
U1K JUziil C WSSI CXeU'AX,OtlJUAUU,ii4l.
Blakeley & Honghtoa. Sole Agent. Second
Street, The Dalles Or
THE DALLES, WASCO .CO., OR.
First-Class Boarding School for Girls,
Conducted by the Sisters of the Holv Karnes of
Jesus ana nary. Tne lau term jpens sept. 7tn.
r or pnrucuiars address
auglWm SISTEK SUPERIOR.
iini n nmimiiii n
90 Second St.
C. DONOVAN, Proprietor.
Kepps constantly on sale the best
Columbia Brewery Beer -on . Draught
The finest brands . of Imported and Do
mestic cigars a specialty. , aov-yidy
Third year In Portland)
All Chronic, Nervous, Blood, Skin.
rnvate ana watting Diseases
Quickly and permanently cured. Dis
eases of men, all ages. Sufferers
from the effects of youtbtul indiscre
tions or excesses of middle life. Loss
PhyBical and Nervous Debility. Stricture. Ironed!-
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meats to Marriure. Liver. Kldnev. Bladder anrl
-Rectal Diseases. Relief at once. They cure all
Diseases of Women. Consultation free Charges
rautoiuMfe. Lures guaranieea.
DRS. COLE & CO.,
132 and 134 Third St, Cor. Alder. PORTLAND, OR.
CIOME Day books, order books and a check perfor.
kj ator were taken from our warehouse ou 8un-
dy venin; during the Are. - Any person returning
those articles to us or riving such information as
thoee articles to us or giving such information as
will lean o tneir recovery win De suitaoiy rewaraed.
lu-iw jus. t. re.it.tis et vu.
indebted to 1 L Thompson, will
please call and settle and save costs.
J. L. THOMPSON.
The Dalles, Aug 8, 1891. . - wlia
St Mary's Academy,
"'lllll I IIMIBII I IMITf TJITifcifTt7T1lit1iWliTIir7 i" n nr.;
nnTC r la rr rm -
FOR THE CURE OF
AND ALL OTHER DISEASES
ARISING FROM A
DISORDERED STATE ofthe STOMACH
FOR SALE BY ALL
DRUGGISTS & GENERAL DEALERS
On and after this date our price for
books used in tbe public schools will b
First Reader. .
Arithmetic No. 1
Arithmetic No. 2
Barnes' Complete Lemons
Brief History of the U. S
Barnes' General History
Steele's Physiology and Hygiene..
These Drices are for cash with order.
Parties ordering by mail will add ten per
cent to these prices for postage.
E. JACOBSEN & COMPANY,
163 Second St.
The Daixes, Sept. 11, 1891.
Having made arrangements with a number of toe
tones, i am prepared to rurnisn
LUMBER, ROUGH AND DRESSED
Shipment made Daily. Orders for stock sizes filled
iu the shortest possible time. Prices as low as cn
possibly be made.
(Office over French's Bank.)
On and after this date our price for
books used in tbe public schools will be
First Reader $ 20
Second " , 30
Third " .. 50
Fifth " " 90
Complete Spel'er 20
Arithmetic No. 1 30
Arithmetic No. 2 60
Elementary Geography. 60
Comprehensive 44 " 1 25
Sill's Grammar . 60
Mental Arithmetic 25
Barnes' Complete Lessous 60
Brief History of U. 3 1 00
iiarnes (ieneral History 1 60
Steele's Physiology and Hygiene. . 1 00
These prices are for cash with order.
Parties ordering by mail will add ten per
i t r '-'-ft"
142 Second and 107-9 Washington St.
The Dalles, Ang. 31, 1891.
CLEANSING and REPAIRING
IS NOW LOCATED AT
77 Second Street,
Where, out of a few remnants ot cloth he
saved out of tne lire, be wiu
MIKE FUITS CHEAPER THAN EVER.
Would be glad to see all his old patrons.
C W. ADAMS,
Is now located'af
77 Second Street,
Next to achats' Justice Office.
Kenalnos a rjeclaltv He bas sived some
of his best leather out of the fire and will make the
neatest boot or sboe of anyone in the atv.
L. P. OSTLUND
Will furnish drafts and estimates on all buildings.
dwellings and stores. .
Sir. Ostlnnd is a practical mechanic, and tbe plans
drafted by him will prove artistic, cheap and dura
Old Iroh Bought.
Mr. J. H. Larien will pay the highest cash price
for Old Iron remaining in any of tne sulioings since
the lire ot last Wednesday. He will re eive this
Iron on the vacant space on Second Street, between
the brick and frame warenousesof Hon. z. r.Jdoodr.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Lxxd Omri at Thb Dilus, Orroox,
September 8. 191.
Notice is hereby riven that the filioiug.named
settler baa filed notice of his in ten tion to make final
proof in support of his claim and that sal'1 proof will
be made- Odore tne register ana receiver at l ue
Dalles, Or., on October u, itou, viz:
JESSIE T. COPLAND,
Homestead No. 8664 for the W HW4 and E
KW , Sec. 3, Tp. 2 N, R 12 B.
He names the following witnesses to prove Ml
continuous residence upon, and cultivation or,
Alexander J. Anderson, George fialror, Henry
Tan Bibber and Ernst Frederick, all of The Dalies,
Or. (si) JOHN W. LEWIS, Register.
For Sale or Lease.
SEVENTY-FIVE feet of ground fronting on Sec
ond street, between Federal and Laugblin. Ap
ply at this office.
The Artistic Shoemaker
ractor and Bu
Oregon State Normal School
Those reviving diplomas from this school are entitled to teach in any county of the
Sta'f t ii'unut fimther examination.
T-iiti.m re. I need in Normal and Business Departments from (40 to $25 a year; in
Preparatory from 30 to $20 a year. "
-A. YEATS, A.T SCHOOL FOB 1 SO. .
Expenses Tuition in Normal and Business Courses, $6.25 for term of ten weeks; in'
Preparatntv. $ a term; board at Normal dining ball, $150 a week; furoishod rooms with
light and fire, $1 a week; Rood board with private family, $3.60 week.
. First term opens September 22, 1891. Stndenta can enter at any time. For cata
logue address p. L. CAMPBELL, A. B., President,
Or J. M. POWELL, A. M., Vice President. angl5-lm
NEPTUNE SHAVING PARLORS AND BATH ROOMS.
HO Front Htrerr, "foe Dalles, Orrg-on.
At the old stand of R. Lusher. CHAS. FRAZER, Prop
THE ORIGINAL TOWNSITE OF CASCADE LOCKS
NOW ON THE MARKET.
LOTS SELLINC VERY RAPIDLY. .
The bui'dine of the Portase Railroad at this rjomt will make Cascade
I Locks a very thriving town in the
mat point win ue iurnisnea witn maps
BRADFORD & CASTELLOE,
Or Dr. LEAVENS, at Cascade
THE 0R0 FIN0 WINE ROOMS
jSJT. KELLER, Proprietor.
Angelica 83, A
an Gregorio Vineyard Co. Ajrency.
All Wines and Brandies Guaranteed Strietly Pure
The Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars Always on Sale.
Try the best remedy for Dyspepsia, "Dandelion Tonio.
LARGEST BICYCLE HOUSE IH AMERICA.
CH15. F. STOKES flFQ. CO.,
293 and 295 Wabash Annuo,
Cor. Court and Front Streets,
THE DALLES, : : OREGON.
Wins, Lipors and Cigars
None bat the Best Quality of Liquors and
the Best Brands of Chfars on sale.
'Kentucky Straight Whisky
From $3 to $5 Per Gallon.
A. BETTINGEN, JR., Proprietor.
Second St Eaat End.
AUGUST BUOHLEB, PHOP.
Has been refitted throughout with the
LATEST IMPROVED MACHINERY
And is now manufacturing the
Best Keg and dottled Beer
In Eastern Oregon.
If r. Buchler always aims to adopt she latest brew
ing apparatus and will furnish bis
equal to any n market:
A. A. BROWN
A FULL ASSORTMENT
Snecial Prices to Cash Buyers.
Kickelsen Block, 3d and Washington
BOARD OF REGZNiS:
Ex-Officio State Board of Kduiution,
His Excellency, Governor Sylvestr Pen
noyer; Hon. G. W. McBrida, Secretary
of State; Hon. E. B. McElroy. Superin
tendent of Public Instruction. IVirul- iit
of tbe Board, benjanxu Stln lh'M, H li
inton county; Secretary, J. V". li.lii.t
lei. Polk conoty; Executive Commitue,
J. J. Daley, P. W. Haley, J. B. V. But
Icr, Polk countv; Jarub V cor hees, Marion; ,
J. C. White, l'oik; Alfred Lscey, Clack
amas; VV. H. Uolmrs, Marion; A. Kelt
Leading Normal School f the Ncrih- .
west. Beautiful and healthful location.
Normal, Advanced Nonnnl, lln-iuc,
Music and Art Department. Special at
tention given to phytic! culture; a vol
untary military organization.
future. Parties desirous of investing at
ana price list oj applying to
110 Second St., Portland, Oregon,
Burgundy 83, t
Hock 83, '
STYLES 0 s?m.GZ
PEOPLE OF iUiY AGS
SEND FOR CATALOGUE 1
REMARKED A LADY
"Tbe best Baking Powder I
ever used wag Snow Cap,' "
A prize of six amall Berry
Dishes or one large one with
ONE t WORD MORE :
If you need anything else
in the grocery line, call aod
inspect my stock.' Satisfac
tion guaranteed. Remem
ber the place, N i. 62 Second
street, The Dalles, Or.
j .The Leading Grooer,
"U SECOND STREET.
W, S. ORAM, Prop.,
- FOR YOUR
Tropical Fruits, Nuts,
CIGARS and TOBACCO.
Goods warranted fresh and of nrst-olaas Quality.
Can furnish snjr of these Goods at wholesale
. and retail quantities.
104 Sooond Street.
THE DALLES, - OREGON,