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THE DALLES, OKEGON, SATURDAY. JANUARY U. 1893.
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PRINTED EVERY SATUBDAY
. BY '
John Michell, Editor and Proprietor
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bitucle copy six. months
Sa-ferme strict! in advance.
. ... .i. Tha Ballet. Or econd
LIST OF STATE AHDCOUMTY OFFICIALS.
" .8. Pennoyer
52" . Phillip iletschan
Senators I J.'h. Mitchell
... B. nermann
...."A". K tilis
. .. Frank Baker
' Congressman, first district...'
' second district.
State Printer ........
Commissions! ..... ... -
Assessor - - .........
Superintendent of Public Schools.
Coroner. ......... ....J..
,. George B'akely
.4....T. A Ward
...J ' KIK4IU
.... E. F. Sharp
. :.. Troy neiley
.H. M. ka twood
Professional C rda.
B. H. LOO AS.
Physician and Surgeon,
' . Booms X aid in I -and Office Building
f O. H0LL18TER,
" Physician and Surgeon,
Boom over Dalles National Bank.
Office bours-10 A.M. to 1 M., and from t to i P.M
Residence West end ol Third street.
JJB. S. B. WALTER.
Physician and Surgwm.
nfanasM of Children a smciality. Erekinsville
8herman Oo., Oregon. -
JR. O. D DOANE,
Physician and Surgeon,
OFFICE Rooms 5 and 6 Chapman Block.
RESIDENCE Second door froo. the southeast cor
neri ourtsnd fourth fctre ts.
Office hours, 9 to 12 A M. i to6 and 7 to 8 P M.
J-JB. W. K. BINKHABT,
Boom 1, Chapman Block, over Nielsen's store.
Office boon 10 to 12 A ( and S to 4, 7 to 8 P
Residence on Union btreet corner of binth.
p K. SANDERS, U. D. 8.. .
Corner of Becond and Washington streets, over
. t rench C .'s Bai k.
. Scientific and Mechaideal Dentistry thoroughly
understood, and satisfaction guaranteed in every iu-
R. O. 0, ESBLLMAN,
Physician and Surgeou.
' Country calls answered pr. mptly day or night.
' hooma 38 and 87, Chapman Block, The Indies,
Oregon. ' - Pr23 .
J. B.COHDO. ' " 1. W. 0OBO.
Attorneys at Law.
Office On Court street,' opposite the Id l ourl
House, The Dalles, Or. -
S. BENNETT, !
Attorney at Law,
Office in Schanno's building, up-stairs.
THE OLD E8fABLMHK
Second St., East End.
AUGUST BTJCHLER, PROP
Has been refitted throughout with the
LATEST IMPROVED MACHINERY
The Dalles National Bank,
OF DALLES CITY. OR.
J. 4. Goody
-And it dow man ufacturi ng thi
General Banking Business Transacted.
Best Keg and Jottled Beer
In Eastern Oregon.
Mr. Buchler always aims to adopt the latest brew
ing apparatus and will furnish his customers bee
equal to any n - market: tf
HE PiOHEER BAKERY,
Sight Exchanges cold up
& Collections made on favorable terms at -ill -
The Chairs Tifchtenlus; on Jefferls
BacbamenTO, Jan 6 Cle'gyman Fer
gusoa, who married George B Jifleris and
Miss Ayree, the victim of the Brig'itoD
tragedy, came op last night as a witness
at the mouest to be he'd here He was
al:owed to see the Drisooer, and suid that
with the exception that the man h
married to Miss Avres had a beard the
privooer filled the descripum. A mm
named Marden, relative of Starkev, was
br utht here (rom B-rnta and corrobora
ted tlie ttoty told by S arkey that Jefferis
had endeavored to cet' tbem to eo to
Bntrhtoo two months ago and kill th
wonim and rob the station. - It has been
learned that Jeffcrin' real wife was here
on the moroios Mis- Avres was burned
to death, and left for Oik and about
noon It is.said, howey r. that she ar
rived; tnim Orgon the same morning
ali'.mt 4 o'clock - Ioteres ing develop
rnems are loi.ked for at the inquest.
warehouses adjoining. It is still burn
ing, tnougn it win De connnea to tne
present limits Three firemen were killed
by faliiDg walls. Eleven thousand bales
of cotton were burned Loss, 160,000
The Keport Denied.
MONTREAL, Jan. 6 to Home, gen
era! manager of the Canadian Pacific, de
es the report that the steamers Em-
Dret-8 ol India, Empress ol Japan, and
Erapres of China, plying between Van
couver and Japan, will be transferred to
the Atlantic and constitute a last line be
tween Canada and the United Kiogdom.
her time to caring for unfortunate women
man? of whom she took to ber own borne
when tbey are persuaded to leave a life
of shame. ' It was white aiding her
mother in this work that Mrs. Damon
rontrae'ed the disease. There are now
17 cases in the pesthonse. This is the
only death for 10 days, and nearly all are
ITEMS IN BRIEF
MKO. HITCH, P -op
This well-known Bakery has re-o'-ened
-at the old stan t. and wi 1 nave on ialo
U. M. UEAlX
Bread, Cakes, Pies, Etc
ORDERS LEFT FOB
. Will receive prompt attention.
Washington Street, ner doer to Chrisman Cor-
- .: eon s groc-ry store,
Til 10 I Frenrh Royalittts in Spain.
T inom T.n A Th.. Punnt' rl Puris haft
rin rs-w- miriniiii niiiu ui"1'-""""" "
rlnO I HA I lUnAL DArilV. Seville with h.s son, Ferdinand
Francit. aged eleven years, and Count
d"H-iU!tsionville, formerly manager of
the count s prest hurenu tor spreading
rovnlist opinions The Count of farii
wiU. jt is expected, be i-horlly joined by
the Countess and tte res of the family.
and a gathering of Orleanint princes and
their principal connectors will take place
to fix a line of conduct to view of the
French general e ections. The Spanish
government is keeping an espionage opr
on the count and bis Hdlx-renls. 1' is uo
derstood that Sugasta will not auow ny
demonstration on 8pauish territory just
when the Madrid government is about to
renew ber negotiations with France ft r a
treaty of commerce.
OF l'HE DALLm
SCHENCK & BEALL. BANKERS,
TRANSACTS A REGULAR BANKING BUSINESS
BUT AND SELL EXCHANGE.
DRAW ON NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO AND
D P Thompsok, Eo M Vtn.Luas,
J 8 8CBSHCE.
Oborss A Lissa.
H M Baau.
TRE DVLLE4 ,
PAUL KEEFT & CO, Thompson's Addition
And the Host Complete and Latest
Patterns and Designs in
W A Li Li FAIEK
Practical Painters and Paper Rangers. None but
tbe beat ' rands of the Sherwin-Williams Paint ued
all our work, and none but the n ost skilleil
workmen employed. All orders will be promptly
bhop adjoining Columbia Packing Co.,
Ready for Sale od Easj Terms.
Now is the time! to buy while.
PRICES ARE LOW.
This tract has been surveyed and platted in acre
tracts with convenient streets and avenues and so
arranged that purchasers can get one block or sev
eral serve in a body. The lan I is comparatively
level, sou excellent, water easily obtained, location
pleasa.it, beautiful and easy to access and joins the
itv immediately on tne ease
A New York BIfzsard.
New York, Jan. 6 No' since the ter
rible snow storm of 5 years ago has New
York experienced anything so otarly like
a olizzira in tne oanana oeit 01 jjaxoia
as i hat which was blowing last night
Traffic on Broadway was almost sus
pended, while on some of the less prom
inent vlreets the blockade is complete.
Tbe mow-drifts in places are fonr to five
feet deep. Snow fell fi fallv all the aft
ernoon., with gusts ot ina. , Jiarly in
the dav it began to tall fast ind furious
Di ven by the gale it soon became as fine
as powder, increasing in volume It con
tinned throughout the oight, witb tbe
results given as above.
A rail Confession.
Paris, Jan. 7 M. Baibut, Blondin,
Fontaine, Cottu and Charles de Leaseps
were examined simultaneously by Magis
tiate Franqueville today. The confronta
lion of tbe men led to vehement alterca
tioDS, the noise of which could be beard
outside the courtroom. Magistrate Fran
queville afterwards held a conference
wub tbe procureur general. If it shall
be decided to prosecute ex Minister
Bt'hut, the government will leave it to
the cbambtr to decide wbetber be shall
tie prosecuted before tbe senate or be
fore the assizes. There is no doubt bu
Ctmrles de Lesseps told tbe government
every thing he knew. It is said when he
cumpleted bis statement be expressed
himself as greatly relieved tie said he
had felt lor years be was bearing the
burden of suspicion which ongbt to
attach to others. The siogie desire of
bis latber and bimbelt bad been touring
he fanama canal enterprise to a success
ful termination, but the blackmailers
had taken them by ibe throats, and the
company had been compelled to buy the
support and aid which, in tbe interest of
the good name ot France and for tbe ben
efit of tbuueands of French investors,
ought to have been giveu freely and as a
matter of public duty He boped the
people of Faance would place the re
sponsibility where it belonged. Fon
taine followed De Lesseps example and
made a full confession.
A Conversion syndicate Formed.
Vienna. Jan 7. A conversion syndi
cate bas been formed for tbe purpose of
procuring gold for Hungary in anticipa
tion of a currency reform It consists of
the Rothscbi'd firms of Vienna and
Frankfort, the Austrian Credit Foncier,
Hungarian Credit bank, Bleichroeder of
Berlin, and Darmatadt Ditconto Oessel
shaft. Operations will not begin before
next fall, and win last three vears. Aus
tria is ne rotiatiDg with the same syndi
cate lor tne same purpose.
An Editor's) Mndden Heath.
Dayton, Wash,, Jan. 8. Henry Gaddis,
editor of the Dayton Courier, died suddenly
this morning at tne residence ot Dr. Andrus,
whither he had gone for treatment.
.ortbwasiCor. Second and Washington St.
Sutcesaors to George Ruch.
Fixe Cheapest Place
1H THI DALLES FB
fy H. WILSON, '
Attorney at Law,
Rooms 52 and 63, New Vogt Block,
The Dalles, ...
J L. STORY,
Attorney at Law.
The Dalles, Oregon.
j a. koontz,
- Insurance and
. Loan Agent
Agents for the Scottish Union and National I
urance company of Edinburgh, Scotland, Capit
Valuable Farms near the City to sell on easy
Omoe over Post Office, The Dalles. Or.
a. s. Bom. . raiKK mkkkp e
TQUFUK C MENEFEE, -
Attorneys at Law.
- Rooms 42 and 43, Chapman Block, The Da'les, Or
m raiPAtao to do
" . Cor. Third and Liueoln 8ts.,
; TH DALLES, OREGON
A shire of the public patronage solicited. Satis
faction guarantee!, sepl6-dcw
TB". DA LES. OREGON.
' Plans for buildings drafted, and estimates given
A U letters comins; to me through the postoffioo wil
eesive prompt at i en ton
A BSEHBLY NO. S27, K. OF L. Meets in K. of
r. uau tne second and fourth Wednesdays oj
eacn monio a. ijpj r. n.
TTASCO LODGE, NO. 16, A F. & A
V V nrst sod turn
Monday of each month at 7
mHJ DALLES ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER. NO fl
L Meets iu Masonic Hall tho third Wednesda
if each month at 7 P M.
(COLUMBIA LODGE, NO, 6, I. O. O. F.-Meets
J every Friday evening at 730 o'clock. In K. of P
Hall, corner of f-eeo..d and Court streets. 8"journ
luar brothers are welcome. A. LARSEN, N. G.
H. Clodob, Sec.
1 FRIENDSHIP LODGE, NO. 9., K. of P. Meets
JJ every Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock, in Schan
no's building, corner of Conn and Second street.
Sojourning brothers are cordially invited.
D. Vausb, K. K. and 8. E. E. HA1GH r, C C.
WOMEN'S CHBIST1AN TEMPERANCE UNION
will meet every Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock
at the readine- room. All are invited.
IV I Hood Camp. No. 69, meets every Tueedai
evening of each week at 70 o clock, in A. Keller's
4ialL All brothers and sojourning brothers are
invited to be msent.
TEMPLI- LODGE, NO. , A. O. U. W.-Meets
in K Keller's Hall every Thursday evening at 7:30
o'clock. OK BGE OIBO.-S, M. W. -
W. 8. Mtess, Financier.
I AS. rESM!TH PuST, NO. Si, G. A. R Meets
I every Saturday at 7 M P.M. in K of P. Hall.
OF L. K Meets emy
K. of P. Hail.
day item eon in
GESANO VEKE1N HABMoMK.- Meeta every
Sunday evening in Keller's Hall.
OF. L. F. DIVISION. NO. 187 Mees n K.
of P. HJ1 the first and hird WeanesiUy o-
each month at 7:30 r. M ;
C. I1. STEPHENS,
fL- fl.aJ. fl....' fl....' Li...
BATS. CAPS, BOOTS, 8U0H3.
No VU Soeoni btreet, next door east of The Dalles
Having ust opened In business, and hat ng a full
nssorimmt of tho litest goods in my line, I dvSim a
.share of UM pubic patronage.
or . . v. r. J unius
Ml Kinds of Groceries,
FLOUR, GBAIN. WILLOW WARE, ETC. "
We respectfully solicit a share of the imblie pat
ronage, and shall endeavor to give entire satisfac
tion to onr customers botb old and new.
Titfe U. S. Patent. Warranty Deeds.
FOR SALE BY .
Th. Dalles Land and Improvement Co.
For pirdcuiars apply at the office of the Company
Booms 7 and 8, Land Offioe Building, The Dalles, Or
COME AND SEETHE PROPERTY.
THORNBURY & HUDSON.
Real Estate Agents.
FACTORY NO. 105
A. A. BROWN
A FULL ASSORTMENT
Soecial Prices to Cash Buyers
170 SECOND STREET,
First door east ot Cranilall & Burgett'a Fur
J. O. MACK,
-DE ALE K IN-
Flue fm and Lipors
DOMESTIC AND KEY WEST CICARS.
The Celebrated Pabst Beer
171 Second St., : THB DALLES, OR
C. N. THORNBURY. A. HUDSON.
THORNBTRY & HUDSON, ;
VVrite Fire, Life & Accident
on Real Estate, Chattel and Personal security.
Will attend to all kind oj Land butinesg be
fore the U. S. Land Office.
Rooms 7 and 8, up-stairs, U. 8. Land Office building.
THE DALLES, OREGON
-Manufacturer of and dealer In '
Harness and Saddlery,
Second St., near Moody's Warehouse,
THE DALLES, - .
Unuranteeel to-ttlve Mat-
Second aod Union Streets.
L NEWMAN. Proprieto.
LA DI FN who will do writing f ir me at their
homt-s will mate tA wairea. Renlv w th self.
aduressed. stamied envelope.
JLUia MlLUKf.O M'LLBB,
arSB . aoatb Bend, Ind.
OIDO of the
UI JftnO ured.
Best Brands ma ntact
and ordeas from all pai ts
of the country filled on the shortest notice.
The reputation of THE DALLES CIGAR
has become firmly established, and the de.
mand for the home manafactuaed .article is
increasing every day.
dec24av-tf A. ULRICH ft SON,
Cor. Court stud Front Streets, -
THE DALLES, i t ' OREGON
Hies, Liquors and Cigars.
, None but the Best Quality of Liquors and
the Best Brands of Cigars on sale.
Kentucky Straight Whisky
. From $3 to $5 Per Gallon.
A BETTINGEN, JR., Proprietor.
F 8. GtTSNIN'G.
J. D. HOCKMAN
Gunning & flockman
new shop on econd street, first blacksmith
shop east 01 rrencn m oo. a onca Dioca.
Horse-Shoeing a Specialty.
All kinds of work in iron, vhetber of atmcultaial
imnlpm. ntf) or vehicles, doua io tbe most meeban-
ical style, na saustacuon iTuzmntweu. isuzwair
DAN BASER, Prop'r.
Keep on band the oest
Wines, Lipors and
. FREE UIKCH EVtfiY EVENING
Near the OKI Mint, Second Street, ' ,
THE DALLES, : :. OREGON.
R. E. Saltmarshe
East End STOCK wi
.. WIXI. PAY THE .
HigliestCash Price for
Bay and Grain.
DEALER IN LI VE STOCK.
Perk to Brine Halt for Llbfel.
Albant. N T. Jan 6 A report (bat
Labor Commissioner Peck proposes to
sue for libel a large number of news
papers throngbout tbe couuty Ibat made
him the Kuhject of editorial attack, as an
outgrowth of tbe celebrated tariff- wages
con' rovers v during the political cam
paign, is strengthened by Ibe fact that
several thousand newspaper cuttings re
atmg thereto have been turned over to
him by a press clipping bureau. The
most vicioua of these nave been sorted
out and placed in the bands of counsel
tor examination. Tbe labor commits. oner
himself, however, keeps si ent regarding
bis intentions, and bis closest friends are
Th o'e Alone hor .
Highland Light, Mats. Jan. 6 Tbe
gale that developed here yesterday in
creased to tbe wur t. northeast storm
thu- far this season. Dunn? tbe night
the sea thunderrd against the ciiffs
the - entire length of tbe coast Two
harks and tbe schooner Alma Co mm
ings were driven i-ouiheast seaward
The steamer Chatham, which passed out
for Baltimore at noon, is laboring heavily
One 8 earner, one quare- rigged vessel
and fiye schooners are sttirm-bnnnd near
Pniv.dence'own. There is no sign of
chauge of weather Tbe train due from
Boston at IP M. bas not yet ariived
toe tracks being filled with snow. .
Bi-publeansj lve Uq Ine Fihgt.
. Helena Mont., Jan. 6 Tbe Demo
cratic and Populist members of the bouse
of lepresentatives have come to an an
derntanding in regard to tbe celebrated
Box Elder precinct cae. Hamilton.
i he Democrat, will be seated not later
than next Wednesday. Witb Hm Iton
seated JJje Democrat will have 3G mem
hers, just a mi.ritv of ihe whole legis
la' ur- without the aid ;! Ihe Populints.
The Ri publicans have given up the fight
upon senator, and will content tbem
selves with comp imenting Sanders witb
' To Protect the Fisheries.
Ottawa.' Ont, Jan 6 The govern
ment is ad viced that R. Ratbbun, of
Washington, member of tbe United 8 'ate
6,-h cumm ssmn, bas been appointed TJni
tea states commissioner to act in con
junction wrb Commander Wakeham, ot
tile Canadian naileries staff, to invest!
gate and report up- n tbe fisheries ot
waters contiguous to both countries, in
eluding methods of destruction and close
seasons. K N Yenning, of the depart'
ment, will probably be detained to ascis'
Indict, d fur Extravagance.
Brooklyn, dan e 1 De grand jury
bas indicted 30 members of the board
of supervisors for exrravagent expendi
tures in connection with tbe recent Col
mbiau celebration. The names ol the
ind cted are not made public The jury
also recommended that the corporation
counsel sue tbe pnr'ies to whom the
moBev was unlawful y paid, and strongly
e sure! Mayor B'ody. tne comptrnllrr.
cit) auditor and board of aldermen.
Killed n O lahuna. -
La Qbande, Or., Jan 6 A telegram
from Gusbrie, O. T., today contained
tbe information that Rufus M.-Kennon
lawyer, well known here, a brother ot
' D . Mt-Eennon, had been stmt and
killed by a former partner, F M.
Bea'e. Tbe murdered man's chi dren,
who had been iving with their ann,
Mrs. J M Berry, in this city, left to
oight lor Outhrie.
: Charge of Murder DI-misled.
8an Fkancisoo. Ju. 6 The charge
of murder agaiort Mita C ara King, who
accidentally "slabbed and kill. d 8 dne
MiCoy-dur ng a rehears! ol irnbrompto
ilinraiies New Year's Vi, was d.smisSed
u .o iceti uit No 3 his mornii g.
' A Fireasaa Killed.
PuCATELLO.' Jtu 6 Austin Too', m
firemiD, was killed between D y cret k
and M'nida thi afernMn - The pin he
ween Ihe ensrine and tender broke while
Toot was o the apron
track aud was run over.
Hh fell to Ihe
DlanBle.ona Vtrr tm s-iveipool.
Liverpool, Jan . 6 Fire, broke out in
an .mmence ti story cotton warenouse
at midnight, and spread to two cotton
Horrible Treatment of Convicts
Cincinnati, Jan. 7 Edward Hudson,
wbo says be speLt 2 years as a convict
miner in tbe coal mine? at and near
Briceville, Tern., told a story to tbe
chief of police of tbe horrible treatment
accorded the convicts. He says'tbat tbe
men are divided into gangs and given a
certain amount of work to do each day.
If tbey fail to get out the required
amount, tbey are bcateo witb an in
strument wbicb very much resembles
tbe Russian knout. AH are whipped.
no matter if all but one or two did
tbeir share of work. He claims to have
seen convicts die from tbis beating. Tbe
victims are placed on tbe ground face
downward and beld by two men, every
cut of tbe knout drawing blood -Two
men he kuew committed suicide to avoid
punishment, and others were known to
pull great pieces of slate down upon
them, bopiog to so maim themselves tbt
tbev cou.d not work in the mines. Hud
son's story is in line with that ol a very
eminent professor of national reputation
who recently investigated tbe Tennessee
f 5 stem, and described it as worse than
Siberia "a veritable bell on earth."
The Exclusion Law.
. Philadelphia, Penn , Jan. 7 A clever
scheme of Chinamen to evade tbe Chinese
registration act bas. pcen discovered by
government detectives in tbis city. Tbe
act requires the Chinese to have tbeir
pictures taken and to fl e tbem at the
office of the internal . revenue collector.
Philadelphia Chinamen have been taking
lessons in photography and in tbe art "of
using a preparation that will cause tbe
photograph to grow dim and fade in a
year. When the registration act goes in
to force next Msy tbe Chinese ot Plula
delpbia will have an artistic countryman
photograph fem, and after applying the
fading preparation to tbe picture it will
be bled witb Collector Brooks.- Within a
year tbe picture will, be so dim that it
will be almost unrecognizable, and tbe
collector will be unable to tell whether
tbe man before bim is the original of the
photograph ot a recent importation from
China. It is said the scheme bas been
transmitted to the Chinese in all tbe
large ci:ies throughout tbe country, and
tbat photography is being zealously
studied by celestial inhabitants.
IJfn In Death.
. Toledo, O., Jan. 8. There is no apparent
change in the case of Clay G. Hopper, the
young man wbo was supposed to have died
nine days ago. The body has the appearance
of one lying asleep, It is limp and retains its
natural color. The only change is iu the
pinkish spots about the body, which are con
stantly changing to a light blue and growing
deeper. The temperature of the body re
mains at Ji deg., and although . it has laid in
a warm house for nine days there, are no
signs of decomposition. The case has at
tracted tbe attention of tbe local medical pro
fession, but the distracted parents will not
permit investigation of tbe body. It is. if the
belief of the parents be true, one of the longest
cases of suspended animation- on record. The
eyes remain bright as in life, and while the
heart is not beating, the blood vessels are
Italian Tries to Kill His Wife.
Tacoma, Jan. 8. An attempt at wife mur
der and successful suicide occasioned intense
excitement tt Roslyn to-day on account of
prominence of th: parties. John D.
assaulted his wife wi h
Old Oregon Treaty.
Washington, Jan. 9 Senator Mitcb
ell today secured the passage of a res
otu'ion calling upon tbe secretary ot tbe
interior for a copy of tbe treaty negotia
ted by Joel Palmer, superintendent of
Indian affairs tor tbe territory of Oregon
in 1855. The treaty is said to have been
made with the various Indian tribes in
habiting tbe coast of Oregon from tbe
Columbia rver to 'be California line.
consisting of the Tillamook, Coos Bay,
Coquille, Too Too, To- Ney, Cbeico, 8ius-
law,Clatsop and Lower Umpqua Indians.
By this treaty, it is alleged, ihey ceded
ail the country claimed by them between
the country theretofore ceded by various
ether treaties and tbe Pacific ocean
Tbis was estimated to contain 6,000.000
acres ot land. By the terms of tbe
treaty, it is alleged, tbere was a reserva
tion ct a tract of country on tbe coast.
wiibin the limits of the coast reservation
established bfthe president, estimated to
contain 750,000 acres. The senator also
secured the passage of a resolution
that tbe secretary be directed to advice
tbe senate wbetber such treaty was
ever . transmitted to tbe senate for rati -
fication; also, whe her tbe United States.
it said treaty was not ratified, has acted
upon the terms stipulated and receive;'
the benefits ot the cession, and if so.
whether said Indian were ever paid tbe
amounts stipulated, and when such pay
meats were made. Senator Mitchell says
that tbe object of tbe resolution is to
quiet tbe claims made by tbe Indians u
Oregon. It is not believed tbat when all
the papers are submitted tbey and their
friends will be satisfied tbat no grounds
for claims exist.
From Saturdav's Daily.
Skating parties are cow tbe order of the
day and nijiht.
A postodice. we learn, is about to be es
tablished at North Dalles.
The principal business houses now close
at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Rev. Ford is holding revival meetings in
the M. E. church at VV'asjo.
The people of Sherman county have en
joyed sleigh-riding for some time.
Mr. Henry Hudson, of Dufur, has been
id the city several days this week.
Ice forms every night, and in a few days
dealers will be putting np a supply lor sum
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Askew nee Butts
of Portland, are visiting relatives and
friends in the city.
Mr, John H Cradlebaucb. editor of the
Hood River Glacier, is in town to-day and
gaye ns a pleasant call.
The new editor of the Arlington B'cord.
Mr. J. M. Johns, makes his bow to bis
readers in the issue uf to day ot that paper.
Hon. E. N. Chandler, the joint-represen
tative for bherman and . vVasoo counties,
took tho train for Salem yesterday morning,
Tbe new postage stamps, commemorative
of the four homlredtn anniversary of the
landing of Columbus, are coming in cucuia
' A Theory of Suicide.
Sacramento, Jan. 9 Tbe only new
development In . tbe Btigbton mystery
is tbe repotted discovery of a letter writ
ten by Miss Ayres to Jeffries on tbe after
noon of tbe tragedy . Rsi road officials
refuse to divulge tbe contents of tbe let
ter, bnt it is said to contain a threat tbat
unless Jeffries acknowledges, tbe writer
aS bis wife she would expose bia villainy
and cause his snest lor bigamy. Ac
cording to the officer wbo bas been in
vestigating tbe mysterious case, the let
ter was delivered to tbe engineer by Hal
lie Stoeckel, whose name has been prom
inently mentioned in connection with the
death cf the Brighton telegraph operator
After the delivery of tbe letter to Jeffries,
Miss Stoeckel, acting under instruction
from Miss Ayres, informed Jeffries tbat
the operator was sick and desired to see
him. Jeffries, it is said, replied tbat be
wished tbat he was dead, and instructed
tbe bearer ot tbe letter to tell ber so,
Whether Miss Stoeckel obeyed Jeffries'
request cannot be ascertained, but
it is known that after leaving
Jeffries tbe young lady returned
Brighton and was seen to enter the sta
tion houte where Miss Ayres lived
Since the engineer's brutal reply to Mis
Ayres' request to visit ber bas become
known, tbe suicide theory bas been stead
ily gaining ground. As Miss Ayres' was
of a morose disposition, it is contended
that Jeffries' indifference caused ber to
hecome despondent, and in a moment ot
deeprration she fired . the bouse and
blew out ber brains.
Destructive Fire In Sew fork.
New York, Jan. 9 Shortly after
o lock tbis morning, fire was discovered
in the six story building, Nos 43 to 47
Elizabetb street, occupied on the first
floors by Frederick Doll & Co., furniture
dealers, and by Berliner, Truss & Dan
zer and tuna, bummer 5e Co., neckwear
manufacturers. Tbe structure whs com
pletely destroyed and a loss of $350,000
sustained. Tbe fire was discovered -by
tbe elevator man in tbe third floor of tbe
building, and be quickly gave tbe alarm
to tbe 300 employes wbo bad just started
to work for the day. . Many of these
were girls, employed by tbe two neck
wear factories, and there was an immedi
ate panic among tbem. The fire-escapes
and stairway, wbicb bad not yet caught
fire, afforded means ot exit for the scared
employes, but some of tbe frailer women
were caught In a jam on tbe stairway,
All tbe people, however, got - oat in
Panama Canal Trial.
Paris. Jan. 9 -Tbe great Panama
canal trial begins tomorrow. Tbe govern
ment bas summoned a large number of
striking her on the head and body. He thought I :...0. .ij, r w kt.1w,
Kh W9K HmH ,nri rMllwl tn hie j-hamhu any! I 0 1
put a bullet thiougn his brain from a 38-cali
ber revolver. Domestic infelicity, in the way
of alleged infidelity on the part of the wife, is
tne attributed cause of the tragedy. Mrs.
Deneto will recover, but is badly wounded,
Deneto is an Italian by birth and 50 years of
age. Me came to this country 20 years ago.
aua lor 10 years uvea in St. Louis. Mo.
where he owued a large wholesale liquor
bouse, corner of Thirteenth and Market
streets, and largely controlled the Italian vote
of tbat city. .
. Ureal Northern's First Train.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 7 At midnight
eiigiue No. 813, witb Patsy McEvoy at
the throttle, bauled tbe first train into
8 aitle, wbuh came through from tbe
east over the Great Northern. .The train
con-isted of tbe private car of C Shields,
gentral superintendent ot tbe Western
division, and a secood-.lass passenger
coach.- As tbe train pulled no in front
of tbe Gteat Northern depot a small party
of local officials of tbe road boarded
Shields' car and gave him and bis party
congratulatory Handshake. This was
the only demonstration.
Two Brothers Found Head.
New York. Jan. 7 Robert H, oho(d,
g a 78. was tound dead in bed this moro
on, l 231 Fir.it avenue His brother.
niainiu H.us-m, ag-d 45," wag found
deait iu the hiitwaj at tbe same numbtr
h s morning, Tbe coroner will invent!
Smallpox ns the Mound. '
Seattle Wash , Jan 8 Mrs. Edward
D.mon. ile of tbe son of tbe wed-
Known pioneer preacher, died of small
pox si her home in this city tonight. Her
mother, Mrs . Noble Rj tber, devotes all
Bonaparte Wyse, the engineer, wbo
claims to bave originated tbe idea of
too canal and wbi is supposed to know
a great many secrets in connection witb
tbe scandal . The men to be . tried to
morrow are: Charles de Lesseps, director
of tbe Panama canal; Marcus Fontaine,
secretary ; and Gustavo Eiffel, tbe famous
engineer. Toe charges in tbe indictment
are, in effect, obtaining money from
snuscribers to tbe canal loans by false
pretenses, and misappropriating tbe funds
when obtained. . .
Baibut, ex minister of. public works,
was arrested today. It is said tbis action
i taken because of tbe reports connecting
Presdent Carnol's name witb Baibut s.
to show the government is not afraid
to take action againat any one.
Clemencean was, at bis own request,
examined by a magistrate today ia re
U'ion to bis knowledge of Panama mat.
ters. Tbe examination lasted a long time.
No details were made public.
Demora Ised the Honey Market. -
Paris, Jan. 8 Tbe settlement just
concluded bas been the most disastrous
recorded ia many years.. Tbere were
many forced liquidations- of "bull" ac
counts, and prices all round declined
The market- appears 10 be completely
demoralized and all speculative business
has ceased The fal in rents since the
beginning of the Panama canal expo
sun-s is estimated at over 85.000.000
francs, and tbe fall in ether French se
curities at nearty 15,000,000 francs. -
The HI Ter Far. haaetf.
Washington. Jan 9 The treasury to
day purchased 637,000 ounces of silver.
at prices ranging trom $0 88 to $0 834.
Offers were 609.000 on area and tbe pur
chases tor tbe month 1,665,000 ounces.
Tbe governor has issued oertiticstes of
election to Caples, Dunne and Iiwin, Re
publicans, aud fierce, feoples-Democrat.
These were seut to the secretary of state at
There is a movement on foot to divide
Skamania county, Washington, and mnke
White Salmon the .county seat. Ths
counsy ia of gigantic pr3portions,aand has
very tew population. -
Mr. E iward Malin, tbe pioneer hill
farmer ot Wasco county, was in towu ta-
terdayr About hi teen years ago be bexan
cultivating hill-land, and since that time
the highlands have proved the most produc
The sheriff of Morrow county and Tom
Quaid, a prominent etockrnan, pas ed
tnrough the city this moruiug en route to
Salem with 6. D. Dasey, nu insane - man,
ho haa attempted suicide by cutting his
We are informed tbat the contract has
been let for the Washington portage on the
north bank of the river to Oleon & MnKeo-
cie; but work has not began yet, and it is
considered not a very favorable season of
tbe year for railroad building.
The Elgin Recorder says there have been
2000 acres ot government land patented in
that section within the past twelve months.
and states tbat tbe year 1893 will see a still
larger amount deeded. This is good evi-
deuce of the growth of Uniou county.
Tbe tog which banes over the Willamette
valley nights and morning is rapidly becom
ing as popular as the reuowned one of Lou
don. An Astoria exchange, tbe Examiner,
savs "the' steamer Telephone made a hole in
the fog all the way down tbe river yesterday.".
A petitition was circulated and nu
merously signed by citizens yesterday,
asking for a further extension of tbe time in
which to make payment for the forfeited
railroad labde. This was sent to our dele
gation in congress, and will act aa a stimu
lus to action in the matter.
Stones come to na from the Willamette
valley of residents being lost in the snow in
going a few miles Hiven in wild and un
settled Eastern Oregon we haye heard no
such tales tbis winter. This leads one to
ask the question, Which is the terra incog
nita of Oregon tbe eastern or the western
Tbe pro pec ts for another good crop in
hUickitat next year are very nattering,
Tbe recent big snow bas about all disap
peared, says the Klickitat Leader, and the
greater part ot it has gone into the gound,
wettioit it thoroughly. With the snowfall
and raina that are yet to come, the ground
will be in excellent condition iu tbe epring.
We learn from the Glacier that a deputy
sheriff from uoldeudale brought a prisoner
over from bite Salmon Vt ednesday even
ing, charged with breaking into tbe bona
of bis brother in-law, Mr. Rich, wbo is the
justice of the peace for that precinct, and
took him to Uoldeudale for trial. 1 he dis
tance from White Salmon to Goldendale,
via the river route, is about fifty miles.
We are informed to-dV that the oontrao-
tor for the works at the Locks was over tbe
ground yesterday and will have 200 men at
work in a few days, cutting stone and doing
other things necessary to complete tbe im
provement at the earliest opportunity
This looks encouraging, and as soon as the
first move is made on this project under tbe
contract system, the pub 10 will consider
this the beginning of tbe end.
Tbe eighth annual meeting of the Oregon
State Horticultural Society will be beld at
Arion hall, Portland, on the 10th and 11th
iost. The proceedings will be enlivened
throughout with music and singing and
arrangements have been made whereby
every subject with which the society deals
will be dealt with and commented on.
Tbere are to be several lectures, and a lare
number of papers on botany.
Yesterday morning Bertram Borke, an
old resident of Clatsop county, was crossing
Necanicum creek at seaside near Astoria on
horseback. Tbe horse slipped in the stream
and Burke, losing bis balance, tumbled into
tha water. A heavy bag onoumbered his
n ck and he was drowned the body was
found thrown upon the side of the creek 20
minutes afterward by his son, who bad been
following bim along the trail.
The first of tbe world s fair souyemr
coins to arrive in Albany, says tne Herald,
were received yesterday by Mr. r. M.
French, wbo made an early order for them
direct from Chicago. They are handsome
coins. Un ooe sine is tne oust ot unristo-
her Columbus and on the other bis ship
Santa Marie, and a small relief of the hem
ispheres. The coins from an artistic point
of view are all that could be desired.
Pendleton Tribune: Mrs. Louisa Mann
was to-day examined for insanity by County
Physician F. VY. Vincent. She was found
to have been insane for six years. She is
fifty-nine years old, and her residenoe baa
been witb her son in law, Mr. Davis at
Pilot Rock. Of late abe bas been growing
much worse. A deputy Sheriff will go with
the lady this evening to Salem, where abe
will be placed in the hospital for tbe insane
It will be remembered, says the Astoria,
tbat about six weeks ago several ot tbe pa
nera throughout the state contained an item
concerning the mysterious disappearance of
Captain John Davis, who was last seen
walking down the Umpqua nver at Win
chester, this side f Roseburg. Mr. Phil
Bowers, of this city, has been io communi
cation witb a brotber-in-law at Oakland.
Oregon, about the matter, and yesterday re
ceived word tbat Captain Davis bas turned
up in that town safe and well.
Bv tbe annual report of tbe stock in
ai.ee tor to tbe county commissioners court.
says the Grant Dispatch, tbe following is
the number Ot sneep 10 onermao oouuty:
Robert and Alex. Smith, 9l)0; Harvey
Smith, 2200; Kerr and Buckley, b447;
Joseph Sherar. 4707; Mr Koorelan. 1600;
Mr. Bo reel, 18UU; James rraser, ouu; Cra
mer Bros . 2200; P. J- Walsh, 1K2U; o U.
R-l.av. 1700: L C Kelsay ft Co., 3200; B.
H. Outhne. 3285; O'Leary ft Strong, 3950;
Michael King. 1000. Total. 29,799.
Accidents will happen in tbe best regu
lated families, and bere ia a peculiar one
from the Dayton, Wash., Vounrr: iast
Thursday, while playing with a button book,
the 3-year-old son ot Unas, w. omitn, leu
off the sofa witb tbe hook in his moutn,
striking in such a manner as to drive tbe
bonk almost through hia cheek at the rear
of the lower jaw. Vr. van ratten was
called and made an inci 100 under tbe ear,
from which he extracted the foreigo snb
.tnce." and th little fellow went banting
something else to play with. -
Onr ranchers should begin to think about
raising Irmt, for it won't be so many years
helore raising and marketing fruit will pay
larger and mere certain nrotiu than wheat
enltnre. savs the Giant DUpatck There is
one important taot that tha tarmera of Etst
ern Oregon should not fotgeU that a future
great demand tor fruit from British Colum
bia, Alaska and tbe northwestern parts of
Asia can be more quickly and cheaply sup
plied from this section than trom any other
pari of the world. If anv one of our read
era has ever been in a mountain mining.
oamp when a load of frnit got in, he
know what this means.
The necrology of 1S92 embraces, ot liter
ary men, Tennvson, Whittier, Curtis,
baroe-t Kenan, Walt Whitman, Amelia a.
towards, and Kose Terry Cook. Of tales
men and politicians. Senators Gibson and
Barbour; ex annators Ssulsbury, Kernan,
Kennedy and Hasted; a'-o Edwards Pierre-
pnnt, ex-minister to England. Of soldiers,
(iens. Pope, Meigs and Crawford; and of
naval officers Ker Admirals Rirers. Ho.
ells and Capt. Waid of tbe Confederate
navy. Of theologians, Cardinal Manning
nun una, a opurpeoo. Ut capitalists. Jay
uuuia, oianey .union, Uyrus r leld, J. J
Knox snd John Hoey.
A very pleasant time was spent at the
residence of Mrs. J. P. Booth last evening
uy several 01 our young people. The mem
bers of tbe mandolin olnh, who serenaded
several of onr citizens on Monday, Jan. 2d,
nnisneri tne circle last night, and at Mis.
John Booth' found a n 01 her of young la
dies prepared 10 entertaiu them. It is un
necessary to state tbat the hours passed
very enjoyably with mane, singing and
games. Those present were: Misses Rose
and Annette M'chell, Rath Cooper, Maybel
Mack, Lura Thompson, Florence Lewis.
Uaddie Booth. Messrs. In. J. Siouott. Ki
French, F. Garretaon, F. Fn-nob, H. H,
Riddell, F. W. Wilson, Ed. Pattcrsoo.John
Lewiston Tetter: A serious accident hap
pened t . Monroe Maddor, a yonng stock
man, on 'Salmon river, last week. While
iding after stock he was forced to dismount
and lead bis horse down a steep mountain
He slipped, somehow, and io the scramble a
boulder, was misplaced which struck - the
young man and threw him to the earth.
breaking his leg. He was, at the time, far
up Salmon river canyon out of reach of all
medical aid, and be was compelled to ride
fifteen miles on borsebaok to the nearest
habitation, and then await the arrival ot a
surgeon from Cottonwood. In spite of his
terrible hardship the patient is doiog well
and will soon be about again.
Tbe Knotson family at White Salmon
are now being cared for as well a circum
stances will permit, aays the Hnorl Kiver
Glacier, We wrote a statement of the case
to Hon. W. R. Dunbar, of Goldendale who
aid the matter before Judge Sol. Smith.
The latter said he had no authority to bind
the county, but telegraphed to have Cap
tain A. S. Blowers hire nurses, following it
with a letter that tbey would aea the bill
paid. In response to tbe Glacur'i call for
clothing, a large quantity was left at Bart
mess' by our good people, which was taken
over by Cuah Lackey Sunday. Dr. Broatus
has been tireless in his attention, to thn no-
fortunate family, visiting them three or four
times a week, aud furoishiug medicines be
ide. Io his efforts to their behVf 11 also
largely due the generous contribution!, of
olnthing, bedding and -mouey sent from
which he failed to notice, and be fell from
the train. One of his bands oaught under
the wheels and was crushed completely off.
Condon Globe: James Hughes, an old and
respected oitizeo. died at his home io Kah
ler Basin Deo. 20th, aged about 61 years.
At breakfast be seemed to be apparently a
well as eyer, and 'only a few minutes after
he droppe 1 dead, doubtless of heart disease.
It is a singular coincidence that jest one
year ago Tuesday, his brother, Dock Hughes,
died under exactly similar eiroomstanoea,
and from the same complaint. Moon sym
pathy ia felt for the orphan children of
Jamna Hughes, their mother bavjng died
about ten years ago.
Kettle Falls Pioneer complains because
Captain Symoos,. in hia report to the de
partment, fails to recommend tne improve
ment of the Columbia, which flows around
the Big Bend, about 200 miles in length.
From the bouod.ry of British Columbia to
Kettle Falls is 604 miles. S y moos' report
alludes to but two points for improvement
fr- m the boundary to Little Dalles, 15
milos; and from the bead of R-ick- Islands
rapids to a point above the Okanogan, a
distance of 180 miles. Tha Pioneer objects
to this as incomplete and unjust to the Big
Eastern Oregon, lastly termed the Inland
Empire, haa a kick, and a justifiable ooe.
Recently the eove nment experimental sta
tion at C rvallis issued a bulletin devoted
to the soils of Oregon. The bulletin has
been prepared by Prof. G. W. Shaw. Dro.
feasor of chemistry, and in the bulletin ha
said the main growth of Eastern Oregon was
sage hrush and bunch grass, Tbia bulletin
was sent broadcast, and now. savs tha
Salem Utatetman, the state board of horti
culture and tha state weather bureau botb
embody every word of Prof. Shaw's bulletin
in their reports. It is likely that 60 000 '
copies of each report will be p iuted tor dis
tribution throughout the state and at tha
World's fair. The press of Eastern Oregon -
is mad, but not without reason, and is after
Chemist Shaw with a howitzer.
From Monday's Daily.
. H. Bigg', of Wasco, was
A light fall of snow last night covered the
ground this morning,
Ten names from Portland were registered
at the Umatilla honsa yesterday,
Messrs. Thomas Burgess, Lemuel Burgess
aud J. N. Burgess, ot Bakeoven, are in the
Hon. W. H. H. Dufur and wife, of
Dufur, were in town yesterday. We ac
knowledge a pleasant call from Mr. Dufur.
And on this day came Emile Beck, a sub
ject of Austria, and under oath declared his
intention of becoming a citizen of tha
Six U. S. prisoners were taken to Port
land Saturday morning by Deputy U
Marshal Jameson. These were all bound
over to the U. S. district court for selling
liquor to Indians.
The highest place in the world regularly
inhabited is the Buddbiit town of Haine, in
Thibet, which ia 16,000 feet above the sea
level. Tbe highest inhabited place in the
Americas is at Galera, Peru, 15,625 feet
above sea level. "
A young man by tbe name of McGill,
wbo received au order to leave town, bas
lately turned up in Antelope to the discom
fiture of some of his creditors. He was
turned over to Fossil, and the citizens ol
that town sent him to Condon, where 1
similar fortune may befall bim.
Military matters iu Gilliam county are al
ways interesting to the citizeus, aud tbere
are two as good companies of the Oregon
National Guard as are in the region east of
the Cascades. The monthly drill and in
spection are always subjects of interest and
attract a large attendance ot tbe boys.
The information in a Goldendale ex
change, tbat the contract for ihe Washing,
ton portage on the north bank of the river
bad been awarded to Glenn ft McKenzie,
was a little premature. It has not been let
yet, but very probably the bid of the firm
named will be accepted as soon as the pre.
liminariea can be arranged.
It is reported that a rock quarry has been
discovered about three miles from tbe
Locks, and this will produce sutfioieut
Quantity for the completion of the work at
the Cascades. Our citizeu may expect
work to b; prosecuted with vig r, under tbe
contract system, and Day Bros, will have a
large toice of men at the Looks iu a few
Canyon City Newt: From an industrious
prospector of Granite we learn turther par
ticulars concerning the new gold ledge dis
covered on Olive creek. It is about 100
feet wide and sticks up from the ground in
places 30 or 40 feet high, Croppiogs asssy
from $7 to $40 per ton. A uiill will soon be
ereoted 00 tbe property.
A Kentucky man recently got a prize for
the following definition of a geotlemao: "A
man of refinement and oulture whose aims
are noble, whose truth ia constant, and not
only constant in its kind, bat elevated in
its degree; whoae want of meanness makes
him simple, and who can look the whole
world in the face with a tiue manly sym
pathy for tbe great and small.
Tbe Salem Statesman says that Harry
Miller will get a vote for president as presi
dential elector,notwithstanding the decision
of the supreme court, wbicb confirms the
election, of Pierce over him, David M.
Duone, one of tbe Republican electors, is
absent from the state, and tbe balance of
those elected will till tbe vacancy. Tbey
will do this by electing Harry.
One night last week tbe inmates of the
county jail were awakened by a terrible
bowling made by one ot toe prisoners. Aa
tbe morning on inquiring the cause it was
found tbat tbe howler was a bobo, aud in
hia dreams he met witb the terrible misfor
tune of being forced to work to earn his
daily bread. This caused the outory and
The United States contains 70.000 law
yers, 11,000 of whom are in New York city,
making tbe proportion there about one to
everv 160 of the population. France, with
a population of 40,000.000, has bat 6000
lawyers, and Germany has only 7000 ont ot
a population of 60,000,000. Tbe statistician
did not give tbe number of editors in differ
ent countries; bat as these are rated in the
degree of quality quantity is insignificant.
Tbe Antelope Herald says: At the elec
tion of officers of tbe A. O. U. W. at thu
place last Saturday eight tbe following
were the successful candidates: Master
workman, F P Kimsey; foreman, W H
Silvertooth (re-elected); overseer, Win
Menefee; recorder, K M Shutt (re elected);
financier. Fred Wallace; receiver, A Kirch
beimer (re-elected); guide, E C Dickeraon;
inside watchman, J U Brogan; outside
watchman, Peter A Kirohheiner.
Exchange: Men have various ways of
o -frying money. Batchers, grocers and
bakers carry it in a crumped wad. Bank
ers in nice clean bills laid in full length in a
morocco pocket book. Broken always fold
their bills twice. The yonng business man
carries bis money in bis vest pocket, while
the sporting man carries it in bis trousers
pocket. Farmers aud drovers carry their
money in tbeir inside pockets. - Editors
carry theirs in other people's pockets. .
James BelL one of tbe oldest conductors
on the Union Pacific, aays the East Ore
gonian, whose run is between Huatingtou
and Pooatello, met with a distressing acci
dent this morning. Mr. Bell bad chara of
train No. 7. aud at a point east of Hunt
ington stepped down from tbe platform of a
car. A step happened to be missing, a fact ,
From Tuesday's Daily.
Stock Iuspeotor Thompson ie in town to
The roads to the interior are in bad
Mr. S. F. Blythe. of Hood River, came
to town on the afternoon train.
Mr. M. A Moody returned on the noon
train from a hurried visit to Salem.
A turnip weighing sixteen pounds is re
ported from Woston, (Jmatiily county.
Hon. John Fulton, counlv fudge of
Sherman county, was in tbe city yesterday.
To djy has Lien ss mild as soring, and
tha snow has cooaidurably decreased iu
The Benton Leader came to us to-day In
a half sheet. No reason is assigned for
tho discrepancy. -
Little Johnnie Dunbam, wbo bas been
very sick with capillary bronchitis, is
Mrs. Ella B. Miuhell and daughter Maude
left yesterday afternoon for Portland, on a
short visit to relatives.
A heayy Chinook has been blowing on the
north side of the river all day, and the snow
has nearly disappeared.
Mr. B. M. Rothery, of Dufur, has been
in town for the past two or three days. We
acknowledge an agreeable ckll. -
Some of our local dealers arc putting
up ice to-day. - It is about six inches
thick, but not of the best quality. - -
Cattle owners in this oounty have driven
their stock to their barn-yards, and are
feeding tnem. There is still some grass on
The new counties in the Inland Empire
petitioned for by citizens are numerous, and
will furnish county seats tor many ambi
.A rain fell last night and this morning
the sidewalks wets covered witn glare ice.
Iu ooniequenoe walking was done under
Some of the farmers at Hart land, Wash.,
are plowiug. Tbe snow has all disap
peared, and tbe ground bas received great
quantities of moisture.
Mr. T. H.' Johnston,' of Dufur, was in
town to-day.. He reports farmers very
maob encouraged by reason of the snow and
favorableneas of the season.
Tbe winter Is passing away very mild
ly, and, although more snow is desirable,
our farmers feel thankful for the amount
that bas covered the ground.
A large party of ladies and gentlemen
went down to Ro arena on an excursion train
tbis afternoon. . Tbe object was to enjoy
skating on Snipes' lake, which is near tbe
Another suicide took place In Portland
Sunday. Tbis tiite it was J. R. Blygb, a
scenic artist, aged F0 years. Tbe metrop
olis maintains its renown in this regard
Hon. John F. Caples will take tbe three
Republican voles to the electoral college
in Washington City, and although de
feated by Pierce, Miller cast tbe vote of , .
Dunne, who was absent from the state.
Miss Gertrude Myers, at ooe time a
teacher in the public schools of this oity,
but recently engaged ia the same profession
in Portland, baa been quit sick for some
weeks past. At last acoouuta abe was im-proving.
The bovs ot America are bound to have
tbeir sport, bowevet dangerous it may be.
Tbis morning coasting was indulged io
on the sidewalks, an the glassy-like sur
face impelled sleds at a fearful velocity;
but it was spurt, ana young America en
Tbe report of the superintendent of the
state insane asylum tor the month of De
cember shows that 29 patients were received
during the month; entire number treated.
824; discharged, 6; died, 6. To ear for
these it haa requited the services 01 bo om-
cers and employes. Tbe per capita monthly
expense was $11 25 6.10.
The oonds in tbe vicinity of the city
are utilized every eyenlng by skaters, and
the congealed surface of ihe aqueous ele
ment yields considerable amusement
Generally sneaking tbe ice is not as
smooth and glassy as it should be to war
rant first-class enjoyment; but ll is better
than has been experiencea lor several
The foe is interfering witb navigation
on tbe Willamette river, and yesterday
the steamer Joeepk Kellogg was sunk, and
the Telephone collided with a British ship, .
anchored in tbe riyer. With all tbe pre
cautions tbat are possible being taken it
seems tbat accidents to steamers aro of
daily occurrence by reason ot tbe dense
fog tbat prevails.
Pendleton Tribune: The sword winch '
wasplaced on tbe coffin at Dr. William
McKay's funeral, by Itobert Bruce, bas a
most interesting history It is . much
treasured by tbe owner, J L. Carroll of
this place. Tbe Tribune scribe today
learned tbat it was used by the grand
father ot Mr. Carrol in the war of 1813,
and was banded down to him by his an
cestor. There is nothing in tbs shape of news
around toe recorder's court these days, and
a reporter gleans nothing for the columns of
the daily paper. The same conditions
exist in justice courts, and these repositories
of jurisprudence are not aotively employed
daring the dull season. A oalm appears to
pervade over matters terrestrial, and tha
busy wheels of commerce seem ologged
for a season.
O. E. Bayard, of this city, special agent
of the interior department, is now in Ash
land making an examination of the peti
tion of Ashland people to have tbe gov
ernment set apart as a reserve about a
township and a half of unsurveyed land
up Ashland canyon as far as the summit
of Ashland butte By setUng tbis apart
now tbe people will have reserved the
watershed of Ashland creek, a priceless
gift of nature to thu community.
Tbis is very pertinent from tbs Wallowa
Chieftain, and will be endorsed by every
paper in tbe Inland Empires It is diffl.'
cult to believe that aa orgauisad at
tempt will be made to defeat an appro
priation for an "open river" at tbe coming
session of tbe legislators. Bat ws are as
sured that a powerful lobby witb pleat? of
money will bs at Salem during tbs session.
for suoh a purpose. Tne pr ol- Eastern
Oregon will now "keep cases" on the votes
of members on this important qoastisa.