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(ood Jiver Slacier.
JANUARY J, JS97.
Sehuol boards desiring to levy a tax
f;vr the coming year are hereby remind
ed that the district clerk must write
-loth county clerk for the amount of
taxable property in their respective
districts. Tli can not be furnished by
the county clerk until, the state board
of equalization, now' in session, U
through with the assessment roll. As
the amount of the levy must be for
warded to the county clerk before Feb
ruary lt, there will not be much time
to ppare. Where a tax is desired by a
Bchool district, a meeting of the cit
izens to vole a tax should be called for
porne day towards the beginning of the
last week in January. J
The way and means committee of
the uougtt in engaged in preparing a
tariff bill to be acted on at the special
wssiou that will be called'by the pres
ident elect. Delegations of manufao
lun&rs that appear before the commit
tee to urge protection for their respect
Jve lines of goods make a bad showing
for our "infant industries." If the
manufacturers are allowed to make the
pctuidobM of another tariff bill, the
. McKtnley act will have been a mild
protective measure compared with the
new bill- : " 1 .
' The seven democrats and 22 populists
and silver republicans of the Oregon
legislature, it is said, will not vote for a
republican for United States senator,
but will compliment members of their
own parties with- their votes. This is
jb it uhould be, A man elected to the
legislature on a party ticket has no
more right to vote for a candidate for
United States senator outside of his
party than a presidential elector would
have to vote against bis party in the
John Wannamaber and Boss Quay
are having open war over the senator
ship In the Quaystone state. Mr. Wan
liamaker is a candidate for senatorial
honors, and to be successful must first
down the boss, whose candidate is
Penrose of Philadelphia- It is a pity
theie are only two or three men in the
republican party of Ihe great state of
PeuiiHylvauia that' can be considered
. worthy of serving in the senate.
Captain C. C. Blood of Tennessee,
who acted for a year as drillmaster for
the raw insurgent troops under Gomez
has just returned to his home. He
Irings back the startling information
that General Weyler Is a native of
Ohio and a son of parents of German
origin. His father Is at present a
farmer in the Buckeye state.
General Bradley T. Johnson of Balti
more, who has lately returned from
Cuba, -advices the young then of the
United States to keep away from Cuba,
that the insurgents are not worth fight
ing for. V ' -
W. 6. Steel in a New Role.
Hood River, Or., Dec. 20, 1896.
Editor Glacier: From various sources
comes the information that Mr. W. G
ISteel of Portland has visited tliesheep'
men of Eastern Oregon and has en-
deavored to pull their own wool over
their eyes and filled their ears with a
very plausible tale of the inestimable
benefits to accrue to them by subscrib
ing the sum of $500 to pay Mr. Steel's
expenses to go as a delegate before con
gress and secure an amendment to the
forestry bill, which has already passed
the lower house,, permitting the pas
turage of sheep, cattle and hordes on
the Cascade reserve.
The Antelope Herald of the 18th
Just, refers to Mr. Steel as representing
Mlie national forestry association and
the Oregon Maztimas." I wish to
state, most emphatically, that though
Mr. Steel may be a member of each of
these organizations, he does not repre
tent their policies; and the 1 lives tiga
' tions now being carried on by the
sheepmen as to the advisability of such
action wiir develop the fact that Mr.
Steel represents only himself and his
own interests. '
' The fallacy of such a scheme is ridic
ulously apparent. The government
purposes establishing a rational policy
of forest conservation, but It would" not,
as Mr. Steel attempts to show, thus
discriminate in favor of the. sheep men,
allowing them to scatter their flocks
throughout the reeerve, while the home
seeker who might wish to locate with
in its bounds, the miner who wished
to develop his claim, the settlers on
contiguous sections who wished to con
struct a ditch from within its limits,
and all others who might be benefited
by free access to the reserve, would be
debarred, while the resulting devasta
tion would be comparatively insignifi
cant. "Mr. Steel nor any other Judi.
vidual has the power to blind the au
thorities to these facta.
The perpetuation of the Cascade re
serve hinges upon the report of the
forestry commission which visited this
and other reservations last summer.
A commission composed of able, intel
ligent men, sent out by government
authority, who spent several months
in the field in careful consideration
and investigation of this momentous
tjuestlon. Upon completion of this re
port and its presentation to congress
.the question will be definitely settled.
VlUll such time the sheepmen may us
well reserve their funds for other pur
poses, for their strongest endpavors can
avail them nothing.
In the meantime, Mr. Steel, the al
leged friend and advocate of the forest
policies of the two societies utsf 'ie men
tioned, will bring upon himself an in
dignant rebuke from every true friend
of our noble forests and ,the members
of the societies which our opponents
would have us believe he represents.
H. D. Langii.le. .
From Our Exchanges.
. The good roads convention met in
Portland last week and discussed the
subject thoroughly, and the .outcome
will be new legislation on the subject
this winter. They formulated a plan
to have a bill pushed in the legislature
abolishing the plan of working out the
tax, and instead collect the money for
the taxes and have the county court
let the road building and repairing out
by contracts, which in our estimation
will give us better roads at less expense.
We can cheerfully state that our repre
sentative, Hon. N.- Merrill, is in for
good roads and will vote for any bill
tendingMo improve our highways.
This is Oregon's golden opportunity
for a cabinet position, and why fool
away the chance in petty jealousies as
to who shall have the position? Let
our delegation select the man, and then
let all Oregon arise and say Amen.
Heppner Gazette. . " . '
The Pririevilla Review, in chron
icling the marriage of a young man to
a widow of that place, speaks of the
bride as "an old resident of Prineville."
We dasen't refer to the maturity of a
bride here, and always call her "the
young and blushing bride," whether
she be 17 or 70. Fossil Journal.
The United States senate is rapidaly
convincing the people that the selec
tion of railroad attorneys, presidents
of corporations and political Jekyll
Hyde monstrosities, must result in a
change of base, either by doing away
with the two-headed political calves,
bearded women and living skeletons,
or by the election of another class of
men directly by the people. The men
tal vacuums now. in the senate are not
brainy enough to 'fool part of the peo
ple part of the time." The Dulles
We agree with the suggestion that
the assembly should pass an act provld
ing for employing convict labor to
build a canal around the dalles of the
Columbia. Not only uhould we have
the convicts in the penitentiary cm
ployed on this work, but all persons
sentenced to county or city jails.
When a hobo or thief is sentenced to
thirty or sixty days )r more imprison
ment send him to Celilo at once to
work on the canal and keep him at
work till his term expires. Moro
Matters of great importance are now
agitating the minds of the legislators
elect of Oregon, to-wit! They have to
elect a president of the senate and a
speaker of the house; then employ a
large number of clerks; then elect a
United States senator; or attempt to
do so; puss appropriation bills; secure
pocket knives, pens, etc.. and retire to
heir admiring constituents covered
with glory. Welcome.
New Discovery in Skamania.
The latest discovery in mining in
Skamania county is the uncovering of"
a distinct ledge, lodge or vein about
Smiles east of Stevenson, thut only
adds another proof to the fact that this
county will become the Cripple Creek
of Washington. It is just now the
mecca of fortune hunters, which we
opine will see immigration the c miing
spring that will grow as ledge after
ledge is uncovered. A reporter of this
paper, after listening to the many tales
about lodes and veins that existed to
close at band, straddled a cayose und
rode out to the uew discovery. It is a
typioal plaoe for a mine, high on the
side of a sleep mountain and about a
mile inland from the Columbia river.
The ledge, which is a distinct one, wus
uncovered after four or five blasts were
spent, leaving a vein about four feet
across exposed, which runs in a north
westerly direction. The ore is of a dark
steel-gruy color and closely resembles
tellurium. It may be tellurium glance,
and if it proves so, Mr. Sweeny is a
millionaire, for that ore carries tellu
rium, sulphur, lead and gold, and Is of
a splendent, lustre. Tellurium was dis
covered by Miller in 1782, combined
with gold. and silver. Mr. Sweeney,
the discoverer, will have a thorough
test made, and should it assay only a
few dollarH per ton. it would neverthe
less be one of the richest mines in the
Penalty of Destroying Our Forests.
The climate of Oregon has not
changed neither do we have any
heavier storms than those of years ago,
but the liability to floods in our streams
is growing greater each year. The
forests are being rapidly destroyed by
both the ax and fire, and with them
are going the great beds of moss that
bold back the water like a sponge and
which restrain the water from running
off at once, while the shade of the trees
prevented the quick melting of the
snow in the mountains. This, with the
drainage of all t he murshes and low
places in the farming districts, has
made it so that when a big storm is on,
the water having no reservoir of anv
kind to hold it back, rushes into the
streams at once and forcing tbeiu out
ot their hanks with a fall of water that
a few years ago would have made no
serious inconvenience to the residents
along their banks. The danger of
floods is one of the penalties that all
communities pay, who destroy the bar
riers that nature has created to hold
them in check. Oregon City Enterprise,
The Girls and the Prince.
When the Prince of Wales was in
America in 1800, be was a young man
of nineteen und unmarried. Naturally,
the American girls were deeply inter
ested in him, and a period of the most
romantic excitement ensued in all the
cities. Every subterfuge to dance with
the young prince was resorted to, and
ruem'bers of his party were bribed to ar
range a dance with the heir apparent;
the most unusual expediments were re
sorted to by the girls. His baggage
was kissed as it was put aboard the
cars, and when he left a hotel room
women would rush in and carry away
in bottles the water in which he had
washed his face. Church people for
got themselves and stood on the
cushions of the pews in order to see the
royal visitor. On every hand it was a
season of excitement, and balls, dinners,
fetes and receptions ruled. One of the
prince's party was Stephen Fiske, the
journalist, who was delegated by the
elder James Gordon Bennett, of the
New York Herald, to remain with the
prince while he was in America. Natu
rally, Mr. Fisk saw ail the incidents of
his royal highness' tour. Taking a lik
ing to the American journalist the
young prince saw that he was present
upon all occasions. Now Mr. Fisk has
written out the whole story, and it will
form the January installment of the
Ladies' Home Journal's series of "Great
Personal Events." Illustrations of
some of the great scenes have been
made, and these will be given with the
article in the January Joumal.-Ladies'
Home Journal, Philadelphia.
Chicken Thief Shot.
Oregon City Knterprlse.
The people of Harmony, two miles
north of Clackamas, have been suffer
ing from the depredations of a chicken
thief recently and have been laying
plans to capture the miscreant. Au
gust Kanne had fixed an electric beli
on his chicken house door, so thut
when Ihe door was opened the bell
would ring in his bed room. Thurs
day morning, about two o'clock, tbe
clatter of tb,e bell aroused Mr. Kanne
from his slumbers to a realization of the
fact that some one was in his chicken
house. Seizing bis gun, he and his 1
son rushed out, and after a little recon- j
noitering, discovered a man running,
away from the building. Mr. Kanne:
called to bim three times to stop, but;
be kept on running, when Kanne fired j
ui uim, lue snot taking eiieciiu uie
thief's neck and the right side of bis
body and breaking his left arm. The
victim was Henry Halloway, who has
been traveling over the country with
wagon und learn, robbing hen roosts
whenever and wherever opportunity
This is "Sport."
Several items have recently appeared
in country exchanges narrating the ad
vent of a poor half-starved, half-frozen
deer into a town or settlement, driven
thence by the extreme cold und deep
snow, or uy its more cruel human per
secutors, aud in each instance It wus
set upon by dogs and guns and "sport"
maile of its murder. It is strange that
so muny human beings consider killing
such a helpless, inoffensive animul
"sport." A deer killed under such cir
cumstances Is scarcely tit for food; it
isn't dangerous; it is one of God's creat
ures, as much entitled to life and lib
erty, unless its killing is necessary to
mun's subsistence, us man is himself.
To thus hound to a cruel death a poor,
defenseless, despairing animal when ,il
is forced to come among creatures of a
higher and nobler (?) species, is cow
ardly, dastardly and devilish. No true
sportsman would commit such an of
fense; neither would any man entitled
to tlie appellation of gentleman. Not
one of the wild beasts of the forest is to
be so dreaded or despised as one of
these ciueiaud conscienceless men.
An exchange very truthfully sug
gests; "When a home merchant pre
sents you with his bill don't allow
the hair on your spinal column to rise
like porcupine quills, and look as
ttiougii you had been insulted. The
chances are he trusted you for a shirt
on jour back and groceries to keep
your fumilv. Speak kindly to , bim
who has accommodated you cheerfully.
A man whose temper rises to ninety
degrees in the shade, when asked for a
just account, and feels his dignity
uus ueen tram plea on is a gooa man
not to trust."
"Here is a political paradox," said
Representative Dockery to a corre
spondent of the Globe Democrat. "In
IH1M we democrats made the campaign
upon tbe tariff issue, and won. Our
president called a special session to
consider, not the tariff, but the cur
rency question. In 1896 the. issue of
the campaign is the money question
The republicans win, aud their pres
ident is to call a special session to con
sider, not the 'currency, but the tariff."
WANTED SEVERAL FAITHFUL MEN
or women toruvel lor responsible estab
lished house In Oreon. Balary W(S0,payable$15
weekly and expenses. .Position permanent.
Reference. Enclose self-addressed stamped en
velope. The National, Star Building, Chicago.
Notice is hereby liven that the undersigned I
has been appointed Administratrix of the es
tate of David K. Ordway, deceased, and has
duly qualified as such. All persons having 1
clairna against said estate are therefore noti-1
tied to present the same to her. nroDerlv ver- )'
Wed, within six months from the date hereof,
at the oftice of the county clerk of Wasco
county, Oregon, or at the office of her attor
ney, J. H. Cradlebaugh, in The Dalles Chron
icle building, at The Dalles, Oregon.
Datd this 21th day of December, A. D., 1896.
FANNIE A. KKNMEDY,
Administratrix of the estate of David K. Ord
way deceased. .... d25f5 .
Came to mv nlace. about, Ortnher lnth a
tittle pig. Owner will please come and prove
property, pay tor this notice and tte feed.and
take hiin away, JOHN A. MOHB.
At mv nlace. one 2-vear-old steer. rtn.le rerl.
split in right ear, branded MD on right hip.
$20 an Acre.
Eighty acres of land in Hood River vallev
for stile at 820 an acre. Good improvements;
Z acres in strawberries; 40.1 apple trees, and
plenty of other fruit to supply a family; nine
acres in cultivation. Plenty of water for irri
gation 1mm private ditch. This place is one
of the earliest in the valley for strawberries,
for further pa.'tlcnlurs address the Ulueler.
THE HUNTLR'S COLD STORAGE.
lie Always Supplied Deer and Fish oil
Short Itotlc. - ' -
A gcnt'Tnan who was at work at the
Howard .ate quarry in Willimantic
twenty-five years ago says deer was as
plenty tnen in the woods north of Sebec
lake as anyone could ask for. The
slate company has a largo number of
men employed, and boarded them in
camps, the same as lumber men board
their crews in the woods.
To keep the camji-. supo'ied with fish
and meat, they kept a hunter employed
every day. The supply never ran short,
but some of his mcinods were peculiar.
He evidently kept fislr- on call in the
winter season. On several occasions
company came in from Bangor unex
pectedly late in the evening. . But they
only had to say trout to Stone; the hup
ter, and ho would start out into the
woods to return in fifteen minutes vith
a handsome string of fish, apparently
just taken from the water, says the
Lewiston Journal. ' ,
He would bring in deer in the winter
much the same way. His manner of
doing this the gentleman explains, for
he went with him once and learned the
secret. He took the deer sled out to
bring in game, and the workman went
along to help haul it. They did not
go very far into the forest when they
came to a lot of evergreen boughs
heaped upon the snow. Here Stone
stopped. Lifting the boughs he tipped
the pile over, and the looker-on, who
wondered what he was up to, was scared
nearly out of his senses when a big
buck bounded up out of the hole and
fell flat on his side. His feet were
tethered together so he could not stand.
Stone had caught him. and tethered
him and "buried him alive under the
brush and snow against future emergen,
cies. This was his system of cold stor
age. THE PRESS IN THE ARCTICS.
Queer Publications of the Land of tho
There exist at present several "jour
nals" that make their appearance but
once a year, says a writer . in Scien
tific American. Literally, of course,
they are not journals dailies but an
nuals. They are published within the
confines of the north polar circle. The
Esquimau Bulletin,, for example, is
edited near Cape Prince of Wales, on
Here, in a village inhabited by Esqui
maux; the English missionaries have
established a school, and as but one
steamer lands at this . place, and that
but once a year, the news that it brings
is consigned to a sheet of paper printed
with the hektograph. Its size is eight
by twelve inches. The paper is .very
thick, and but one surface is used.
This Esquimau Bulletin, in a sub
head, claims xo be the "only yearly
paper." This, however, is an error, for
there is an annual sheet published at
Godthaab. in Greenland, where a small
printing oilice was established in 1862,
whence about two hundred and eighty
sheets and many lithographic prints
have been issued. The journal in ques
tion is entitled Atnagagdlintit, naling
jnarmilc tusaruminasassumik; that is;
''Something for reading,1 accounts of,
all sorts of entertaining subjects.''
Tho language is that of Greenland, a
dialect of the Esquimau. There is still
another periodical published in Green
land, under the name of Kaladlit.
UNDER SNOW TWO MONTHS.
Winter Experience of I our men In a Hut
. s In Montana
I lived under the snow for two
months, said a prospector to a Cincin
nati Enquirer man recently. Talk
about the present snow being a deeti
one I It is nothing to what I encoun
tered in 1808 in what were then the
wilds of Minnesota, near Albert Lea.
Four of us had built a hut in order to
hold a homestead claim, and fortunate
jly had laid in a supply of provisions
sufficient to last two or three months
during the winter. One night it com
menced to snow, and large ilakes con
stantly fell for two days and nights.
Then the wind began to blow, the snow
con-tinuing, and the next morning we
could not open the door. The windows
were completely blockp.ded and we
could not tell that it was daytime ex
cept by our watches. We built a big
fire and stayed in the house, supposing
that it would pass off in a few hours,
but the weather turned intensely cold.
Oh die third day we tunneled out
through the window, but lound it im
possible to remove the drift, which
completely covered the hut. The cold
weather continued without a break for
two months. The top of tho 6now be
came hard enough to bear our weight
and we would go out by the window,
returning at night, but it was two
months before the snow thawed suffi
ciently to uncover the hut. ...
i The Dublin Brosue. ;
Frances Power Cobbc, in her' "Life,"
gives amusing illustrations of the Dub
lin brofruc in which , Irish Protestent
clergymen, educated at Trinity college,
used to preach fifty years ago. One,
concluding1 a sermon on the "Fear of
Death," exclaimed: "Mo brethren, the
doying Christian lepps into tho arrums
of death, and makes his hollow jaws
ring with eternal hallelujahs!." There
was a chapter in the Acts which Miss
Cobbe dreaded to hear read by a cer
tain clergyman, so difficult was It to
help laughing when told of "Pcrtheans
and Mades, and the dwellers in Meso
potamia and the part of Libya about
Cyraine, streengers of Eoum, Jews,
Proselytes, Crates and Arabians."
When John C. Calhoun became vice
president of the United States, and
consequently president of the senate,
he announced that he had not the au
thority to call tho senators to order for
words spoken in debate, as he regarded
each senator as an ambassador from a
sovereign state. The eccentric John
Randolph, of Virginia, took advantage
of Mr. Calhoun's ruling to abuse him
personally. One day he began a tirade
by saying: "Mr. Speaker! I mean Mr;
President of the senate and would-be
president of the United States, which
God in His infinite ineray avert!"
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