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...DECEMBER 31, 1892
OregoD needs a great deal of legis
lation next month, and this is fairly
outlined by the prees of the state.
There is a demand for the repeal of
. the mortgage tax law and of thein-
'"' debtedneas exemption clause, and for
ihej passage of several new laws. This
comes very opportunely en the eve 'of
the legislature, and the members will
le well informed of the people's needs
before they are called to Salem.
V . That the mortgage tax law does not
accomplish the end desired is acknowl
edged by all who have paid attention
to- the matter. The money-lender
rarely takes a mortgage for the loan,
or, if lie do, increases the interest to
the borrower. In no irfstance does
it tax the wealth of the privi
leged money-lenders. Its repeal would
make loans easier, and would in no
way work a hardship on the poor man.
To repeal the law exempting indebt
edness from taxation might be the
means of increasing the assessments of
some rich men, and yet would be very
burdensome upon some poor ones who
are forced to make loans to carry on
their business. It might make more
values available to the assessor; but it
would be very unjust on him who was
indebted for his farm and implements.
.The single tax theory would be as
equitable to all concerned.
- Experiments have . so . often been
tried to make the wealth of the coun
try pay the taxes and utterly failed
. that it seems almost futile to make any
more attempts in that line. An hon
est assessment law, appraising prop
erty at its market value, and making
deductions where a man can show a
'bono fide indebtedness, it seems would
answer .all purposes.- There always
will be schemes to save one from tax
ation; but if these are dishonest at
tempts to shirk necessary burdens the
facts could be ascertained, and the as
sessor should govern himself accord
ingly. A fair, intelligent law on the
subject appears possible, and our legis
lators, we believe, possess the neces
sary wisdom to find a remedy for the
OPPOSING THE POST AGE.
The Sunday Welcome, of Portland,
sounds a note of alarm, in regard to
The Dalles Oelilo portage, in the fol
lowing: "There is promise of an act
ive lobby being at work during the
session to prevent the passage of any
ppropriation for the building of a
ortaze road around the dalles ob-
t-.rurt.ion of the Colombia river. All
of Eastern Oregon will be interested
in this measure, and members of the
legislature from that region, without
, regard to politics, will demand the
same to be made. Paul F. Mohr and
associates who hold a right of way on
the north side of the river are oppos
ing the measure and will try hard to
secure its defeat. - The Watkins bill,
passed two years ago, provides for the
building of the road by the state, and
all that is needed is the appropriation
of the necessary money to carry cn the
work. A good, strong lobby in the
pay of Mohr will make the third house
particularly lively and bring back to
mind the halcyon days of the past,
when Captain . George Flavel, Dr.
Hawthorne and others were conspicu-
. ous figures in and- about the legislative
halls, making it lively for the boys
and parting with no small amount of
coin in order to keep up the good fecl-
ing and retain their hold on contracts
- with the state. In all probability the
appropriation will . be" made, as ' the
road built at the Cascades by the state
has proved of incalculable value to. the
farmers of. Eastern Oregon and saved
them thousands of dollars." .The peo
ple of Eastern Oregon should be pre
pared for strong .opposition from dif-
- ferent quarters, ' and should make a
determined fight for this much-needed
improvement. An earnest, unceasing
. effort may be successful; but the least
weakness displayed will be followed
by defeat, ' " - ' -'
xne discussion elicited py lao mani
festo of Monsiznore Satolli has brought
into prominence the question of sever
ance of church and state in' this coun
try, ana mere can oe no misunder
standing of the drift of public senti
ment. Even among the adherents of
the Catholic church, who are in com-
- plete sympathy with American insti
tutions, tnere is a feeling averse to
hniniv crnvArnprl hv-t.fiA Roman nrmfciflT
o n -v . i
in secular matters. The education of
their children, as far as mental disci
pline is concerned, they are satisfied to
leave to the state, reserving the right
to instill in them the principles of
their peculiar religious belief. It is
not necessary that this, or any other
'denomination training, should be im-
primal object of this system of free
education is to prepare boys and girls
for the privilege of citizenship.' With
the people thoroughly imbued with
the true spirit of freedom, and jealous
of any infraction upon their rights by
priestcraft, no fear need be entertained
of . any interference, ecclesiastical or
otherwise, by any' foreign pontiff or
potentate in the peculiar principles of
government founded upon the consti
tution and inaugurated by tne revolu
tionary fathers. ,
The restoration of the priestly robes
to Dr. McUlynn marks an era in the
growth of liberal sentiment which will
be hailed with 'joy by all true friends
of freedom. An 'American citizen
should be no less so because he is a
priest or parson, and should enjoy
equal privileges with others in the ex
pression or - advocacy of any opinions
he may entertain regarding the politi
cal well-being of the republic. The
constitution is broad enough for Cath
olic and protestant, or liberal and or-
thodox, to stand upon without any
serious danger to the permanency of
free institutions. Each must respect
the rights of his neighbors, and no one
has the right to attempt to. abridge
the exercise in others of the privileges
to which he considers himself justly
entitled. Dr. McGlynn has the same
unquestioned ri?ht to be a follower of
Henry Geoige and his opinions, al
though a Catholic priest, as if he were
a. layman and never consecrated in
sacred orders, and the same is true of
any other preacher of the gospel re
garding any views ' he may entertain.
An exchange says: "The rao3t mer
ciful and most sensible disposition
Russia can make of the Jews within
her borders is to chop their heads off.
No other country wants the poverty
stricken, miserable people. There is
no room for them on earth, except in
the grave." ' We are sorry to read
such an undignified attack upon an in
nocent people in a journal that is
printed m this free country in the
nineteenth century, and such language
should have merited censure if pub
lished in the middle ages. The Jews
of Russia are what the despotic gov
ernment ha3 tpade them, and they
would rank on an equality wuh the
intelligent members of the same race
in England and America if they had
been given the same freedom and jus
tice under the' law. No fair-minded
man will blame the poor, miserable
wretches who have been oppressed for
centuries under the iron-heel of ty
ranny if they do not display the same
intelligence and industry as those who
have been privileged with living in a
Division of counties is a subject
now generally discussed by different
newspapers in the state. If tax-pay
ers in certain portions of Oregon would
be benefitted by such legislation, then
it should be passed; but the represent
atives of the people who meet in Salem
next, month should carefully examine
the matter of the formation of new
counties- -tefore taking action, and
weigh well the arguments for and
against. We have no doubt, in many
instances, it is demanded as public
convenience and would be greatly bene
ficial; while in others, the paramount
object seems to be the. county-seat
1 honors which will be awarded to a
particular town. The legislature should
only take in consideration the greatest
gobd to the greatest nnmber, and this
should be an invariable rule of action
of all officials in their public capacity.
The hot blood of the Frenchmen
who have been implicated in the Pan
ama canal scandal seeks a cooling pro
cess in the code duello, and standing
up and being fired at appears to be
ample satisfaction for their wounded
honor. But this will not wipe out
the national disgrace connected with
this great commercial undertaking,
and in which high officials of the gov
ernment have been implicated. The
fact is incontrovertible that millions
of francs of the public money have
been fraudulently appropriated by
those in positions whose duty it was
to guard it as a sacred treasure, and
the confidence of the people has been
rudely shaken in the integrity of the
The dispatches state that Mr. Cleve
land will be master of the situation
after March 4th, and in the administra
tion of national affairs and civil ap
pointments will permit of no dictation
from any source. He has no expecta
tion of receiving further favors from
the party, and for that reason can well
afford to be president in every sense 6f
the word. - 1 his may be somewhat
contrary to the earnest wishes of the
"bosses;'' but whether they can remedy
matters in the least is a difficult prob
lem for them to solve.' The leaders of
the Democracy must patiently await
developments, and if the man whom'
they have elevated to the executive
chair has forgotten favors received the
inevitable must be borne. ' ' - .
Itls expected' that Governor Pen-
noyer will recommend in his bi-ennial
message some action tnat win cause
the Oregon National Guard to dis
band, and we hope the legislature will
not pay any attention to such a re
quest. - This state has enjoyed great
immunity from riots during its history;
but the citizen soldiers, should such
an emergency arise, may accomplish
great good in protecting property and
life. A standing army is always a
menace to free institutions,where they
are under the control of a single man;
but a system of - militia,' the members
of which . are citizens of the country
and are equally interested in the en
forcement of' law and order with
others, does not come under this cate
Oregon needs more population of
the energetic and industrious class,
and our people could induce immigra
tion by publishing the tacts regarding
our climate and productions. We do
not believe is the tactics followed by
real estate boomers, for misrepresenta
tion always causes reaction; but a fair
statement of the nature of the soil, tbe
mean temperature of the weather
summer and winter- could but induce
very many in the eastern states to
make homes in this portion of the
northwest. .The natural resources of
the state are not nearly developed,
and this can only be accomplished by
capital being attracted here to inaugu
rate industrial enterprises.
Mrs. Lease is meeting with opposi
tion in her senatorial ambition, and
Jerry, the sockless, is not only fighting
her candidacy, but another Richmond
has appeared in the field in the person
of Mrs. Deggs. K she wins the con
test she will have displayed sufficient
pluck and determination to warrant
the assertion that she will ably repre
sent Kansas in the national legisla
ture. ' ; r
"- EDTTOPJAL. NOTES.
The Panama canil scandal, it is
feared, may have a bad effect on the
Nicaraguan canal scheme before con
The telegraphic operator who' re
ports the condition of Mr. Blame is as
unreliable as the weather. He has
had the great statesman "dying" sev
eral times, but we are glad to state at
last accounts he was improving.
The year just passing away has been
ona of very important elections; but
the one which will be ushered in next
Sunday will be" very quiet in this re
spect, and nothing will disturb the po
litical atmosphere in Oregon but mu
Chili and the Argentine Republic
are not on 'amiable terms with each
other, and war may be the result. It
is a most difficult matter for these
South American republics to exist if.
harmony, and a little "blood-letting"
appears necessary to cool their heated
Congress is having a recess, and
there will be nothing of importance
nntil after the holidays, and then the
country may expect lively times. Re
publicans will not vacate the halls of
the national legislature without saying
some things which the Democrats will
not easily forget.
The French crisis has not yet passed,
and the Panama cai:al scandal has so
stirred the feelings of the people that
a leader only is necessary to work a
complete revolution in the existing
form of government. One week, with
Napoleon in Paris, and the imperial
eagle would float over every city in
The snow storms in Oregon have
not been at all disastrous; for we have
a -rich, deep soil that can store away
all moisture that falls; but in Cali
fornia heavy rains . or snow cause
swollen streams, which wash away the
land and do a great deal of damage.
The northwest is favored in mote ways
than in its unexcelled climate.
The way to insure the passage of
The Dalles and Cehlo portage railroad
measure is for Eastern Oregon to be
come a unit in the demand for an ap
propriation, and never stop making
their wants known until the bill is
passed. This legislature should sho
a proper recognition ot tne wants or
the people east of the Cascade moun
Tbe confidence of the wife of Ferdi
nand. Be Lesseps in her husband's in
tegrity is 'unshaken. She -says: "I
am certain of one thing the absolute
probity of my husband and sons. Mis
takes may have been made, delusions
indulged in; but they have never
committed a dishonest act" It is to
be hoped that this faith will not be
rudely blown to the. winds when the
facta are known.
The heavy snow which we have ex'
perienced during the past few days has
been a great blessing to the producers
in Eastern Oregon, and farmers are
very much encouraged. - Sufficient
moisture - has already fallen, with the
usual rains m May and June, to in
sure a bountiful harvest next season,
and this is very much needed to re
vive business in every department, as
for the past three years crops have
been very meagre in Eastern Oregon.
There appears to be an American
side to the Panama canal scandal, and
it is reported that $2,500,000 were
used to influence the people and gov
ernment of the United. States. It
seems that the projectors of the scheme,
anticipating opposition from this coun
try, came here and appointed a com
mittee to look after the neutrality
question, and these were paid liberally
by the frenchmen. ' There will no
doubt be a searching investigation by
the French government into the frauds
connected with the canal, and more
light may be thrown on the transac
tions .on this side of the Atlantic.
The question which now agitates
politicians in this country is, Which
will bend, Cleveland oT the New York
Democracy! It appears that Mr.
Cleveland does not desire the election
of Murphy to the United States senate
from the state of New York, and has
so expressed himself to the Tammany
leaders. Whether they will heed his
request remains to be seen. ' If they
do not, and the New York legislature
elects Mr. Murphy, what will the
president do in the matter? There
may be some amusement yet furnished
by jarring factions in the Democratic
party, and as it is not our fight, Re
publicans can look on and enjoy the
fun. . .. -
Twenty Cases at Seattle.
The Seattle Pott Intelligencer of De
cember 27th saj3: '-Twenty cases of
smallpox are now at the pestbouse and
none at the suspect-house. : Three will
be discharged -from the pesthouse this
morning, leaving a total of 17 there.
Six ot these are convalescent. Vaccina
tion on incoming trains on the Great
Northern and Lake Shore roads began
last night, Drs. Wright and Eames going
through the trains at Fremont and
- A special from Snohomish says: Health
Officer Limerick bas prepared the follow
ing bulletin of all smallpox cases at pres
ent in this city, six in all:
"Alexander Anderson, at the pesthouse,
is improving. James Colley, at tbe pest
house, bas been in great danger, but is
better now, 1 ne above cases came irom
tbe Great Northern railway camps. Bel-
don Robinson, known as 'Curly,' is doing
well at tbe pesthouse. hie was not taken
lrom the Mug saloon, as reported, but
found in front of it. Birdie Willis, a 13-year-old
girl, took smallpox yesterday.
She is at her borne in Clay's addition,
and not in danger. Blanche Slagel, the
14-vear-old girl wbo came down with
smallpox last Friday, is going well.
Tbe homes of both girls are quarantined.
Tbe Empire lodging house opposite
tbe depot, is still in quarantine. Everett
has quarantined against this city, but the
boats still tun. Health Officer Limenck
inspects all trains and vaccinates incom
ing passengers. -
Fears It Will Be Effected by the Fan
Washington, Dec. 27 Two years ago
Senator Frye prophesied tbat time would
show tbat tbe Panama capal scheme waa
corrupt, and tbat within a year or two
light would be thrown upon it and tbe
republic would tremblo under tbe shock.
Tbat condition exists to-day. There bas
been some talk to the effect tbat the Pan
ama and Nicaragua canal schemes are
parallel, and tbat tbe disaster tbat bas
overtaken tbe French people will cause
public men in this country to hesitate la
giving their votes to sanction a guarantee
ot .Nicaragua bonds.
-. Stilled by a FalUn Tree. '
Lahglky, B. 0, Dec. 27. John Jack-
sOB.wbo owned tbe Bash ranch on Bigger
trail, about a mile from the Yale road,
was killed by a falling tree Christmas
night. It appears that he had a fire in
big tree which stood some distance from
his house. His neighbor, Mr. Brook.
whose house is only a short distance lrom
I that owned by Jacksoa, was about turn
ing in for the night, when be beard the
tree .all, and, Knowing about tne naming
tree, went to see if Jackson was all rignt
He found the cabin leveled to tne
ground by the immense tree and the rui
in flames. Upon making a search for
Jackson he found him under the branches
of the tree, about 10 feet from where the
cabin stood. His boots, stockings and
trousers legs were burnt oil, and the legs
badly scorched. It is thought that hear
ing the tree cracking be ran out of tbe
cabin just in time to get caugnt uy tue
brancboa. Death must nave neon Hisian-
taneous. Jackson was originally rrom
Doveu, Ky., Dec. 27. At a dance at
the home of Walter Green, colored, a
terrible fatal shooting and not occurred'
as tbe result of a dispute over a trifling
matter. In tbe ceueral melee lour ne
groes were shot. Hutb Fields was wound
ded with a sbotgun by ureen and is oy-
mg. ureen s lntentiou was to snoot
Cbarles Whaleyvand the woman stepped
in the way to protect Wbaley. Tbo 1st
ter was afterward dangerously wounded.
Charles Perry got three bullets in his
body, and another negro was fatally
burL Qreen's house was stoned, and the
windows and doors broken. Peace offi
cers who attempted to arrest the rioters
met with resistance and a large nnmber
of shots were exchanged, in which a
number were wounded. Tbe rioters
They nay be Lynched.
Snohomish, 'Wash., Dec. 37 Robinson
and Livingstone, tbe boy murderers of
farmers Fred Smith and George Shoultz,
were" brought before Judge Griffith for
preliminary trial this afternoon. County
Attorney Heffaer secured a postponement
till January 5. Tbe feeling against tbe
prisoners is increasing, and tbe Tribune
to-night hints that something worse may
befall the prisoners before tbe trial takes
place. Since the idea was brought out
that the killing was not done in self-de
fence, thoughts of mercy on account of
tbo boys' youth have vanished from tbe
minds ot citizens. A prominent citizen
to day recalled a remark made by tbe
boys at Sbaw's news store the nigbt alter
tbe shooting tbat Hboultz and Bmitn got
no more than they deserved.
A Boy Murdered.
Citt of Mexico, Dec. 27 A few days
ago the body of a boy ot 5 years was
found in a vacant lot with 270 bites and
burns on it. It is now discovered tbat
the authors of tbe dreadful cruelty were
tbo uncle and cunt of tbe child, left an
orphan with three others to their care
As the others are missing it is believed
they have also been made away with
Tbe uncle confesses to punishing the boy,
but without the intention of killing him,
He Exonerates bis wife, though she, at
bis direction, carried tbe body and de
posited it in tbe lot.
Mtruek the Indian Bandits.
Washington, Dec. 27. A telegram
reeieved from General Wheaton, of tbe
department of Texas, says: "Lieutenant
West, of tbe Third cavelry, struck tbe
camp of tbe Mexican bandits tbe 34 tb
lust., near Rome. .The bandit pickets
fired on tbo troop, made a abort stand
and then scattered , in all directions.
One bandit was killed and one wound
ed. West captured a number of horsea
with accoutermenU and ammunition
The Indian Schools.
Washington, Dec. 27 Notwithstand
ing tbe difficulties experienced by the
Indian office in securing tbe attendance
of cbiidren at tbe Indian schools, tbe re
ports last received show that tbe enroll
ment for tbe quarter ended September
au, in Indian scbools of all kinds was 15,
495, as compared with 14,485 for tbe
corresponding period last year.
Peasants Dying I.Ike Flies.
St. Pktersbubg, Dec. 27. A British
consul who visited the famine districts
reports that the peasants are dying like
flies from hunger and disease, and tbat
there are no signs of relief from tbe hor
rors of a hard winter. Cholera is raging
severely on tbe Circassian shore. There
have been hundreds of deaths in tbe
A Cnnarder Overdue. -
London, Dec. 27. Anxiety is felt over
the non-arrival at New York of the
Cnnarder Umbria, which sailed from
Liverpool Decemoer 17 and, allowing for
stormy weather,' should have .reached
port at least two days ago. Tbe appre
hension is so serious that reinsurance bas
The Urant and Harney Election.
. Burns, Or., Dec. 27 Tbe special elec
tion for joint representative for Grant
and Harney oountiss resulted in the elec
tion of A. W. Gowan, (rep ), by 200 ma
Orent Iioss of Iare sn lAag Island.
Long Island Citt, L. I., Dec. 28. At
8 o'clock tDis morning a box of dynamite
exploded in the shaft of the new East
river tunnel, near the junction of Jackson
and Yernon Avenues. The explosion set
fire to four story brick building adjoin
ing, and shattered every pane of glass in
tbe buildings for blocks around-. Nine
bodies are already reported taken from
tbe abaft. ' A score or more of persons
were injored by falling timbers, glass
and etc. - The explosion was so terrific
tbat nearly every .building on Jackson
avenue from Fiftieth street to Borden
avenue, was eitner aestroyea or oaaiy
damaged. The strnctnres include tbe
postomce aad Sylvester as Vo.b factory.
Fire immediately started in tbe debris
and is now burning. :
So far as learned ten were killed, and
a score wonnueo. ine explosion was
caused by tbe attempt of the workmen
to tbaw out three barrets ot dynamite
cartridges with a. bonfire in tbe rear of
the tenements. A number of tbe injur
ed may die.
Mclotvre. a workman in charge ot the
dynamite, bas been' arrested for criminal
carelessness. He ii severly wouuded.
He savs that in tbirty-five years' experi
ence with dynamite this is the first ac
cident tbat has occured. ' He can't ac
count for it. The dynamite was in a
box, through which steam pipes ran to
tbaw it out. - It is reported that an
Italian who slept in a shanty near tbe
scene was blown to fragments.
Died In Poverty.
Sah Francisco, Dec. 28 Joseph Bach-
man, wbo died here Monday, was quietly
buried st tbe Jewish cemetery in this
city to-day, many of tbe prominent mer
chants of tbe city cpntiibuting means for
defraying the funeral expenses, iwenty
veari ago Bacbman was one of tbe lead
ing grain operators ot Portland, Oregon,
and was ratea at nearly a minion anna's.
He assumed charge of the Bank of Ore
gon, an Institution tbat eventually wound
up its affairs in disgust, causing two of
tbe Bacbman Drotners in nee toe country
and remain in biding for fear of arrest.
Bacbman resided here several years prior
to his death. - '
The Bedles Beesvered. -
Boisf, Idaho, Dec. 28. Alter a long
search tbe bodies of David Barkley and
Sam Nicholson, who were' killed by a
nnwallde near Rocky Bar, in Elmore
county, tbe 20tb inst., have been recov
ered. Ti e men left Roeky Bar to goto
Barkley. At a place called Idaho Flat
they were eaught in a slide and buried
deep in tbe canyon below. - Both men
were well known in Southern Idaho, and
both had families residing at Rooky Bar.
A Flre-Bnx'a Work.
Wxlwatjkee, Dec 29 At 2 o'clock
this morning a fire bomb was thrown
into the Lain building at the south side
of ' tbe plant of the Milwaukee Street
Railway Company, and a tremendeus ex
plosion followed. In a moment the in
terior of the building was ablaze, and in
a few minutes the fire was beyond con
trol. In less than an hour tbe ent.re
plant was consumed, emailing a loss of
balf a million dollars. The plant includes
an immense storage stable for electric
motor?, tbe machine shops and stables.
Sixty horses in stables were gotten out
alive. Tbe company is badly crippled
by tbe fire for a time. It is supposed the
man who threw the bomb is a fire-bug
who has started a dozen other disastrous
blazes within the past month.
To-day a number of fire insurance f
companies gave orders to cease writing
insurance on manufacturing" plants in
this city. Tbe major this afternoon
offered a reward of $2500 tor the arrest ol
tbe persons who started any fires since
tbe big fire of October 29th, or an;
future fire for the next thirty days. He
has also decided to add a hundred men
to the police force for night duty.
Two more bodies were found in the
ruins of yesterday's tannery fire. One is
tbat of "Stephen Treaderl, a tanner, tbe
other is unknown.
Terrible Fight In a Mining: Camp.
Denver, Colo., Dec 28 San Juan
mining camp has followed tbe precedents
of all great mining excitements by bap
tizing itself with human blood. A
courier arrived in Bluffs City to-day and
reported a terrible battle yesterday, in
which over 100 shots were tired. He re -ported
11 men killed and a large number
wounded. George Ferguson, an old
prospector, and James Cody known us
Blind Jim, one of the best-known cbar
acters in Arizona and New Mexico min
ing camps, are among the slain. Private
dispatches from Dolores this evening
confirm tbe terrible report. Tbe tronble
grew out of a dispute over certain claims
which bad been staked out. Tbe direct
cause was tbe discovery of large nuggets
in the bottom of a small stream. Up to
tbe time of finding the nuggets every
thing was all right, but tbo sight ot gold
to tbe miners apted like a red rag on a
AgAlost the Sqatters.
Tacoma, Dec. 27, In the superior
court today Judge Campbell handed
down a decision giving title to 160
acres ot land, worth over $1, 000, 000,
to W. H. Fife and A. C. Smith et al
and ousting over 100 squatters' families,
wbo have been living on the quarter
section from two to six years. Tbe
land is sitntted in the southwestern
part of the city but one mile and a
half from tbe business center. It was
commonly known as tbe Smith Fife
A Miser's Death.
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 28 Antone de
Sosa, an aged Italian junk-gatberer, who
bas been living in a rude shack on tbe
water-front, and who has been missing
for several days, was found dead on tbe
floor of bis cabin to-day. He has been
dead nearly a week. Ho had fallen
while building a fire in tbe firep'ane, and
the match was still in his hand. Al
though his surroundings were squalid in
tbe extreme, money and deeds to prop
erty were found bidden in various corners
of the shanty.
. Other HTerthwet News.
Ashland, Dec. 28 The quarts mining
excitement continues around Ashland,
and numerous locations of ledges are
made every day, nntil tbe hills and
gulcbes about town are getting pretty
thoroughly covered with location notices.
Chicago, Dec. 29. Four were killed
and twfee that number injured this
morning . by a collison between a street
car and an engine at tbe crossing of
Fort Wayne road and Forty-seventh
street. The engineer and two crossing
watchmen on duty at tbo time are nnder
arrest. The killed are George Blana,
awo uuknown men and an unknown
woman. A number - were seriously in
jared, and some may die.
The engine crashed into tbe car so
suddenly tbat tbe occupants were un
able to escape, tbe traffic being yery
heavy at the time and the car crowded
to tbe doors with people standing in the
aisles. Tbe engineer claims that for
some unknown reason 'be did not see tbe
car in time" to avoid tbe collision, and
tbe passengers in the car, owing to the
heavy coating of frost on tbe windows,
could not see out. The car was struck
in tbe middle and dragged 100 yards.
Neither of tbe two watchmen was at bis
post of duty at the time of tbe accident.
Tbe killed, two of whom were found
nnder tbe wheels of tbe engine, were re
move! and the wounded cared for as
quickly as possible. ' ' ;
One of the unknown bas been identified
as Archibald Mc Andrews.
Anarchists at Work.
Paris, Dec. 29 An explosion occurred
in tbe corridor in the office of tbe pre
fecture of police at 1:30 this morning,
breaking the windows, damaging tbe
woodwork, and tearing down some
plastering. Nobody was hurt. It
not definitely known whether the explo
sion was that of an anarchist bomb or of
gas accumulated in tbe building, but It
is not generally believed tbe anarchists
bad anything to do with it, though they
would like to have it understood tbey
did, as a, warning against tbe coming
prosecution ot Anarchist rrancou, re
cently extradited from England for com
plicity in tbe cafe Very explosion.
An investigation by experts snows tbe
explosion was tbe work of anarchists.
who placed a bomb in the hall heavily
charged with cboirate powder, lhe in
cident causes much alarm lest tbe dyna
mite campaign. is about to be renewed
A Hnnter Ferfohes in the Snsw.
Eugene. Or., JJee. 29. Tbe rumor
bich started here last Friday, to the ef
feet that a man bad perished in tbe storm
in the mountains, up tbe Mohawk river,
has at latt been confirmed. ' Frank
Bracker started out bunting last Friday,
and tbe family, fearing something bad
happened, as be did not return Sunday,
alarmed tbe neighbors. I boy started id
search- of tbe missing man, and
Monday found bim dead in the snow.
Same Notable Deaths Resetted.
Chicago, Dec. 29 Tbe Associated
Press has advices of the following deaths:
Elias T. Ingalls, father of ' ex-Senator J.
J. Ingalls, of Kansas, aged S3, at Haver
hill, Mass.; Judge Barton Bates, ex judge
of Missouri, in St, Cbarles county, Mo. ;
fucbard u. JUmbaii, a well-known
writer, at New York ; Justice John R
Sbarpstein, of tbe supreme court of Cali
fornia, at San Francisco.
, The Yellow Fever Basins.
Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 29. Yellow
fever is epidemic in La Guayra. . Tbe
mortality here continues to increase, and
in smaller towns and valleys it is spread
ing in every direction. Here vellow
fever and typhoid ate causing a monthly
death rate double tbat of births. Tbe
city is without sewerage system or other
sanitary requirements. ,
Aa Antelope Herd.
. Sfokane, Wash, Dec. 29. The Great
Northern passenger train, which arrived
from the East today, ran into a large
herd of antelope near B acktoot Mont.
Tbe herd numbered mora than 100, of
which seven were killed. Tbe engine
was disabled by tbe collision and another
engine had to be obtained before the
before tbe train coald proceed.
A Party of Surveyors.
Panama, Dec. 29. A party of Ameri
can engineers under W. Shank, survey
ing a ronte for an intercontinental rail
way, arrived at San Jo:e, Co3ta Rica,
December 20.. They have been in tbe fie d
since April, 1891, and expect to -finish
this section of the work six or eight
Three Children Burned to .Death.
Wichita, Kan., Dte. 29. At Leon,
Butler county, a farmer, Thomas Gnffic,
locked his three children in tbe house
while he went to town. Tbe house took
fire and the children were cremated.
Coal Mines en Fire.
Salem, Va Dec. 29 The Algerian
coal mines, McDowell county, W. Va.,
are on tire. Two hundred men are em
ployed. It is not known whether any
perished in tbe fire.
D0WJT YTHE EIVEfi.
The following beautiful poera
written by Hon. W. Lair Hill, and pub
lished in tbe Christmas number of the
Seattle Soundings. It is a literary gem
aod well worth preserving:
Down by the river the birch trees grow,
And the sycamore laves its feet
In the water of life; soft breezes blow;
And the stream's song is gentle and sweet.
.Vith heart as light as the heart of the bird
That welcomed the opening morn;
lo a song too joyous for rhythm or word,
Strolled a youth when the day was born.
And with step litre the fawn's when the sum
mer is high,
He walked whete the dewdrops shone
In the rainbow dress they had brought from
And he dreamed as he wandered on.
His pulse beat high with tbe wine of youth,
As the crisp air kissed his cheek,
For his roseate dreams wore the face of truth
The truth which the future must speak.
He paused on the bank where the birch trees
Their beauty one moment he quaffed,
Then climbed high up and, with steady hand,
Carved his name on the sycamoie's shaft.
As he gazed on the lines that his hand had
He said: "It is little worth;
My name on a sycamore tree is naught;
I will carve it all over the eurth."
Then proudly saluting the tnneful stream,
' While the birds sang over his head:
"Say river, old river, come, tell me my
Interpret my vision," he said.
But his-pulse stopped still with a nameless
For over the waters' reach
The murmuring music came strangely clear,
And its melody broke into speech:
"Thy visions, fair youth, are but castles of
That melt when the morning is past
The arch of the rainbow the east's ruddy
But raindrops and vapor at last!"
"Thou dreamest of riches; thou dreamest of
The world thou wilt see at thy feet;
The welkin will ring with the sound of thy
The nations thy coming will greet.
"When wealth, thou dost gain thy warm
heart will grow cold;
Fame withers in history's blight!
God pity the heart that is frozen by gold
The name that has sunk into night.
"Old river, now tell me thy secret, I ptay,
And why thy old heart is still young;
If hop: is illusion the dream of a day '
How singest thou still thy glad song?"
"I have watered the waste till it burst into
The hungry have I given bread;
Drink nnto the thirsty given joy for gloom;
Around me is happiness spread.
"Self-seeking ambition is fruitless and vain;
Self-losing brings bliss from above.
AU paths which man treads lead to sorrow
Save duty's, illumined by love."
. Pronoaneed Hopeless, Yet Saved.
From a letter written by Mrs. Ada E.
Hurd, of Grotoo, S. D, we quote: ."Was
taken with a bad cold, which ' settled on
mv lungs, cough set in and finally termi
nated in consumption. Four doctors
gave me up. saving I could live but
short time. J gave myself up to my
Saviour, determined if I could net stay
with my friends on earth, 1 would meet
my absent ohes above. My husband was
advised to get Dr. King's New Discovery
for Consumption. Coughs and Colds. I
gave it a trial, took in all eight bottles;
it bas curea me, ana inanK uoa i am now
a well and hearty woman." Trial bottles
free at Snipes & Kinersly's drug store.
Keguiar size, ouc. ana 91.
A Uttle Ctirl's experience la a liinht-
'Mr, and Mrs. Loren Trescott are keep
ers of tbe government lighthouse at Sand
Beach. Michigan, and are blessed with
daughter, four years old. Last April she
was taken down with measles, followed
with a dreadful cough and turning into a
fever. Doctors at home and at Detroit
treated her. but in vain;- she grew worse
rapidly, until she was a mere "handful of
bones." men sne triea vr.aing-s jxew
Discovery and after the use of two and a
half bottles, was completely cured. They
say Dr. King's New Discovery is worth
its weight in gold, yet yon may get a trial
bottle free at Snipes & Kinersly's drug
This remedy is becoming so well known
and so popular as to need no special men.
tion. All who have used Electric Bitters
sing the same song of praise. A purer
medicine does not exist and it is guaran
teed to do all that Is claimed. Electric
Bitters will cure all diseases of tbe liver
and kidneys, will remove pimples, boils,
salt rheum and other affections caused by
impure blood. Will drive malaria from
the system and prevent as well as cure ail
malarial fevers. - For cure ot headache,
constipation and indigestion try Electric
Bitters. Entire satisfaction guaranteed
or money refunded. Price SO cents and
91 per bottle at Snipes & Kinersly's drug
. Cinaranteed Core.
We authorize our advertised druggis
to sell Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption,' Cough and Colds, upon
this condition : If you are afflicted with
a cough, cold or any lung, throat or chest
trouble, and will use this remedy as di
rected, giving it a lair trial, and experi
ence no benefit, you may return the bottle
and have your money refunded. We
could not make this offer did we not
know that Dr. King's New Discovery
could be relied on. It never dissapoints.
Trial bottles free at Snipes & Kinersly's
urue store, .barge size ou cents ana si.
We desire to say to our citizens, that
for years we have been selling Dr. King's
ew Discovery tor Consumption, Dr.
King's New Life Pills, Buckleo's Arnica
Salve and Electric Bitters,and have never
handled remedies that sell as well, or that
have given such universal satisfaction.
We do not hesitate to truarantee them
every time, and we stand ready to refund
the purchase price, if satisfactory results
do not follow their use. These remedies
have won their great, popularity purely
on Uieir merits.
1 Snipes ft Kinkbslt, Druggists.
- A lieader.
Since Its first introduction. Electric T.it
ters has trained rapidly in popular favor
until now it is clearly in the lead among
pure meaicinai tonics anu alteratives
Containing nothing which permits its use
as a beverage or intoxicant, it is recog
nized as the best ana purest medicine for
all ailments of stomach, liver or kidneys.
It will cure sick headache, indigestion.
constipation, and drive malaria from the
system. Satisfaction guaranteed with
each bottle or the money will be refund
ed. Price only 60 cents per bottle.
by Snipe & Kjnersly.
" Castoria Is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescriptioa
known to uie." H. A. Arcber, B. D-
111 (South Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y
"I use Castor:a In my practice, and find it
specially adapted in affections ot children."
A2ex. Robebtbox, M. D.,
106? Bd Ave., Sew York.
From personal knowledge I can soy that
Castoria is a most excellent "JMih tor cnU.
dren." Da, Q. C. Oaoooo.
Caaioria promotes Digestion, and
overcomes Flatulency, Constipation, Sour
Stomach, Diarrnoea, and Feveruhnesa
Thus the child is rendered healthy and its
sleep xiatnraL Castoria contains no
Morphine or other narcotic property.
NEW T -IJ A.Y.
IN THK CIRCUIT COURT of the State of Oregon,
tor the County of Wasco.
T. H. Johnston and Gaoryj W. Johnston, co-partners
-loing business un ler the firm name and style
ef Johnston Bi others, plaintiff i, vs. E. E. Patterson,
To E. E Patterson, the sbor-pamed defendant:
In the name of the State of Oregon, yji are here
by required to appear in the above entitled court and
answer the complaint of plaintiffs filed asrainst-you
in tho abi.ve entitled suit on or before the first day
of the next regular term of the above entitled court,
after the final publication of t'ais summens, to-wit:
On or before
Monday, the 13th day ot February, 1893,
an 1 if yon fail to so appear and sniwer, for wmt
thereof the plaintiffs will appiy to the Court for the
red-1 prayed for in their complaint, to-wit:
For a decree foreclosing those two certain morV
(rages, made, executed and delivered by you, in favor
of A. 8. Bennett, given to secure the payment of the
sum of S200, together with interest on said -nm at
the rate of ten per cent, per annum, which said
mortgage bears (la to the 2Gth day ot November,
1890, and prior to tho commencement ef this suit
was duly assumed, sold and transferred to thete
plaintiffs, and the other of said mortgage (riven in
favor of these plaintiffs to secure the payment of the
sum of SStO 45, and interest on said sum at the rate
if ten per cent, per anuuin, ana which said mort
gage bears dute tne 1st day of April, 1891, both of
said mortgages being given upon the following de
scribed real estate, to-wit:
The south half of the southeast quarter and the
aouth half of the southwest quarter of section
twenty-six (26 in townsbip one (1) south of range
twelve (1) east of Willamette meriuiau, in Warn
county, Oregon That said premises be sold accord
ing to law and that the proceeds of such sale be ap
plied in pajmentof the sums due upon said mort
gages above mentioned, tj-wit: the sum of S200 and
interest at ten per cent, per annum since November
28th, 1890, and S30 attorney's fees, due and owing
upon the mortgage nrst aoove mentioned, ana tne
sum of $290.45 and interest thereon at ten per cent,
per annum since April 1st, 1881, less S10.77 paid
thereon on the 7th day of December. 1891. and HO
attorney's fees, due and owing upon the mortgage
last above mentioned, ana in pavment ol tne costs
and disbursements of this suit and the costs, charges
and expen e of such sale; that the purchaser at
such sale be let into the immediate possession of
said premises; that you and any and all persons
claiming by, tnrougn or under you, De lorever
barred and foreclosed of all interest in and to said
premises; that pUintuTs have Judgment over for any
deficiency that may remain alter all ol the proceeds
of such sale, properly app ioartle thereto, have been
applied in payment of plaintiffs' demands. Including
attorney's lees and the costs of suit and expenses of
such sale, and for other nd further relief as the
Court may deem eauitble and just.
This summons is served upon you by publication
thereof by order of the lion. W. L. Bradsbaw. Juuge
of tbe Seventh Judicial Iristrict, and of the Circuit
court of the State ol Oregon lor tne county
Wasco, which order bears date the 28th day of De
cember. 1892. IUr Uct a il(.fcl-fcfc.
dec31-7t Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
Mount Hood Santnle Rooms
THE DALLES, OREGON.
Best Kentueky Whiskey,
FROM JLOUS IiXE.
Very Best Key West Cigars, and Best
ot W inea. .
English Porter, Ale and Milwauke
Beer always on band.
MAETZ & PUNDT, : PROP'S
Practical . VVatcnmaKer
AND DEALER Iff
s, Watches, Jswslry, Eta
Alwavs keens on sale the latest and best styles
Tim, -piece a, uismood King, Bow-knot Kings, Bit
vera are, etc., etc.
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
K UMBER 165 SECO STREET,
One door east of Fir,t National Bank, .
THE DALLES. " OREGON.
Tk Dalles National Bank,
OF DALLES CITY, OR.
President,........'.......... Z. F. Hood;
Cashier ;.......M. i Moody,
General Banting Business Transacted.
Sight Exchanges sold op
OT Collections made on favorable terms at all ac
OMsihle points '
Successor to i. H. McDonousru C.
None but the best brand? of Liiiaors and
Cigars on sale. Temperance drinks of all
kinds Corner of Court and Second streets,
THE DALLES. OREGON.
PAUL KKEPT & CO.,
Paints, 0113, Gla$,
And the strait Complete and Latest '
Patterns and Designs in.
WALL. P A P E It
Pnutlesl Painters sad Psper Hsngrera. None but
tiss best brands of Um Shenrin-Willisins Paint used
la all our work, and atone but ihe most skilled
workmen emnioyoa. au oruers wiu oe nrompuv
Shop adjoining Columbia I'ackine Co. ,
NEW YORK CORRESPONDENCE
FOR HOME STUDY
OA1 RRflinWAV N -
Denny, Rice & Co.
Wool & Commission Merchants
610 Atlantic Ave., Boston.
jr-Cah advance ssada oa eonsjtnm i, - -
The New Umatilla House,
THE DALLES, OREGON
SINNOTT & FISH. Proprietors
rj-r 9 .TJtT - Tr Tii 'iul - "W . .--.-, i. S. iWl .T. toll- t: . -
r 31v rf." - 'J
THE LARGEST AND FINEST HOTEL IN QRECON
Free Omnibus to and Irom the Hotel
Fire-Proof Safe for the Safety of all Valuables
Ticket, and Bagtjaije Office of the UNION PACIFIC Railway Company, and Office oj tKt
Western Uuion Telegraph Company, are in the Hotel.
THE 0R0 FIN0 WINE ROOMS
VT. KELLER, Proprietor.
an Gregorlo Vineyard Co. A tfewoj .
All Wines and Brandies Guaranteed Strictly Pure
The Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars Always on Sale.
Try the best remedy for Dyspepsia, "Dandelion Tonic."
THE LEADING UNDERTAKERS.
Best Stock, and Lowest Prices. "
He a al Htreot, flie Dalle. Ore iron
ZZ. IF. MldDdDflDlf,
1 Commission and
391, 393 and 395 SECOND STBEET,
. (Adjoining Railroad Depot)
Consignments : Solicited !
Prompt Attention to those who favor me with their patronage. -The
Highest Price paid in Cash for Wheat. Barley, Etc., Etc'
CR AND ALL & BURGET
Are now selling their fine line of
Furniture and Carpets
TTaa.d.erta.'ki.n g: a Speclaltjr.
They are now located in the Michelbach Brick Building, adjoin
ing Floyd & Shown's drugstore,
Union and Second Streets,
ffiISS HNNH PET6R & COMPHNV,
113 Second St.,
SOLD OH EASY MONTHLY PAYMENTS AT THF
BOOK I MUSIC S I OKU
E. JAGOBSBN & CO-
v -ALSO THE
School Books, Stationery, NotionB, Mosic, Fancy Goods, Toys, Express Wog-
ons and a nue
1 OS Jrkxjoud (Street,
Portland. Oreiron. A. P.
Established In 1SU4. A live, practical school, fsTorablj Known inrougooui uw raow
DKPARTMKNTSi Bualnaaa, Shorthand,
Open all tbe year; no vacations, no term beginnings.
THE lflINT R
ACIFIC UNIVERSITY nnd
WILL OPEN TUESDAY,
For Catalogue and full information address
i ia I
Zinfapdel 84, ,
at Cost !
THE DALLES, OREGON
tiiel dalles, or.
line 01 uigars.
- . THKDAIJJ5H.OK
Troawrliln-, Penmanship, niian.
Students admitted at any om. uataaorw irss.
JANUARY 3, 1893.
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