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SATURDAY AUGUST 31. 1889.
THAT STORY ABOUT STANLEY.
The latest story about Stanley is
that he and Emin Bey were making
their way to the east coast of the con
tinent with 10,000 retainers and fol
lowers and an immense amount of
ivory. The S. F. Bulletin says there
is some degree of plausibility in this
last one, since it is known that Emin
Bey . had made large collections of
ivory, that being one of the few com
modities which he could sell on the
coast for ready money, or exchange
.for such articles as he might need.
Nearly all the goods which reach the
east coast from the great Central Lake
regions find their way to Zanzibar for
reshipment. Just now more than the
usual number of European war ships
are anchored within striking distance
of the chief ports of that island, in
expectation of a rebellion that might
overthrow the present government.
The sultan had dismissed his prime
minister, and had shut himself up in
his palace. The Arabs were in a tur
bulent condition. When there are
signs of disorder and revolution at
Zanzibar, the same condition of things
almost invariably extends to the main
land, where the sultan still has a nom
inal rule. Putting these facts together,
the last story about Stanley and Emin
Bey with 13,000 followers, and an un
told amount of ivory, approachingthe
coast opposite to Zanzibar, seems the
mora improbable. Moreover, the
Egyptian troops which Emin Bey had
with him at last accounts, were less
than one-third of the number reported
now as following him to the coast.
Emin Bey was supposed to have under
his nominal rule 2,000,000 or 3,000,
000 people in the provinces which he
held. Besides the small number of
Egyptians, he had trained a consider
able number of natives into effective
soldiers. Would he and Stanley march
with 10,000 men toward a coast where
the risks are now apparently as great
as they were at the time Stanley
started to find Emin Bey, and then
chose an entirely different route on
that account? It will bo noted
that every false report which has
been made about Stanley during the
oast two vears has originated at
Zanzibar, where this last report origi
nated. The. Arabs in this center of
the slave-trading interests are known
to be bitterly hostile both to Emin
Bev and Stanley. The latter will be
0
ready to tell his own story some day
much belter than Arabs have told it
for him.
. TEE KILLING OF TERRY.
The trial of Deputy Neagle for kill
ing Terry will bring out many points
in jurisprudence, which have not yet
been ad indicated. xne statute ana
decisions in California are much more
' lenient than the iron-clad common law
rule of being "driven to the wall" in
case of excusable homicide. Our own
courts have long ago decided against
the law laid down in Black3tone and
in the I Or. p. 334, Goodall vs. State,
it was decided that "if the jury be
lieved from the evidence in the case
that there was reasonable ground for
A to believe his life in danger, or
that he was in danger of great
bodily harm from the deceased; and
that such danger was imminent, and
he did so believe, and acting on such
belief, killed the deceased, be was
excusable; and that it was not nece:
sary that he should wait till an assault
was actually committed." We believe
the California statute is as liberal
ours, and this is the law under which
the case will be tried it the state re
tains its jurisdiction. While there
is
a sanctity in the individual who occu
pies the bench in any judicial proceed
ing, it has never been held that when
on the street or in the course of a
journey his person is' more sacred
than that of any other citizen. It
was perhaps a wise precaution for the
uttorney-general of the United States
to guard the person of Justice Field
from the threatened vengeance of
Judge Terry trhile on his circuit by
empowering a deputy U. S. marshal to
accompany him; but whether this gave
the deputy any greater latitude to kill
the assailant than if a private citizen
was attacked under the same circum
stances is very questionable. If
Jnstice Field was on the bench
at the time Terry assailed him
the case would be different, and
homicide might become excusable
which would otherwise be felonious.
Under the liberal decisions regarding
what constituted excusable homicide
in this state and California, killing is
excusable in almost every instance
where one is attacked by a vicious
man, who has made previous threatp.
This is more especially true where the
assailant has such an unsavory reputa
tion as Terry has in the community
from whom the trial jury will be
drawn. The matter is now in the
wuibBf nuu wd umjr cpcuu turn tuo
accused and the friends of Judge
Terry will have every right and pro
tection which the law grants in such
cases.
NOT POLITICAL.
David S. Terry who has gone to his
final account for any misdeeds of
which he might have been guilty,might
have been a rep resentatiye of south
ern chivalry in ante bellum days; but
no one but a narrow-minded bigot, or
who has not sufficient breadth and
depth of brain to grasp a question in
all its details, would ever make the
assertion that he was a fair represen
tative of the Democratic party. The
leaders of Democracy have, in some
instances, descended from the old
Puritan stock of Massachusetts, and
are as cool and calculating a class of
individuals as can be found anywhere.
Cleveland, Whitney and Endicotthave
no hot, Cavalier blood in their veins;
neither did Jackson, Pierce, Buchanan
or Douglas. While we acknowledge
these facts, it must also be admitted
that Henry Clay, the great Whig
leader, was of hot, impetuous southern
blood, and that John Bell, of Tennes
see, the last candidate on what i3 de
nominated the Know-Nothing ticket,
was from the same Cavalier race. The
life of Terry will not be made of any
political significance except by men of
very small minds, whose mental
vision is obscured by prejudice, and
whose ideas of men and life arc con
tracted by extraneous influences sur
rounding them. The Northern De
mocracy was composed of a different
class from the southern; and the
northern Whig from the southern.
And to-day the different portions of
the United States have become so
mixed that it is difficult to find a dis
tinctive class in anj. Northern Pur
itan and southern Cavalier have inter
mingled, and French Hugueaot and
Spanish Catholic, and these combined
although we must acknowledge the
Anglo-Saxon elements to be t-.-edomi-nant
make the modern American.
Terry was undoubtedly a man whose
temper held in abeyance his judgment,
and for making threats against a Deni
ozratic justice of the U. S. supreme
court and attempting to carry them
into execution he was killed by a Dem
ocratic U. S. deputy marshal, lliere
can be no political significance to any
event connected with this tragedy.
AN OPEN RIVER-
Senator Mitchell has always been an
earnest friend of our interests, and, in
conjunction with our other representa
tives, has worked hard fcr liberal ap
propriations for Oregon in the River
and Harbor bill. His visit to the city
to-day has nothing of significance ex
cept that he found our people as in
tensely interested in an open river as
ever. All the congressional delega
tions who have visited us this season
have received this reply to their in
quiries: We want the river opened,
and the ca ial at the Cascades com
pleted. Senator Stewart was some
what surprised when we told him that
the irrigation of arid lands did not in
terest us one-half as much as the re
moval of obstructions to navigation in
the Columbia. He fully understood
our situation when we told him our
farmers were charged about twelve
cents a bushel for transportation
distance of eightv-eight miles. Sen
ator Mitchell thoroughly understands
our needs, and will work for an
open river with his usual earnestness
and untiring energy. Regarding the
coming session of congress we are very
sanguine of the results. The Demo
cratic party is not in pwer, and we
shall not suffer from its attempt to
make a showing cf economy' before
the country for political purposes.
The house and senate are Republican,
and they cannot favor the people in
any way more acceptable than by
scattering the hoarded millions in the
treasury broadcast over the country in
river and harbor improvements. By
this meanp, the circulating medium
will be increased, the oppressive power
of corporations will be curtailed, and
the laboring poor of the ecu. try
will procure the employment, which
they so earnestly desire. It is
no false economy to unlock the
treasury, and by oe liberal appro
priation, make our rivers navigable
to the commerce of tbe people, and
strike off the shackles which are now
riveted on producers and shippers by
the grasping greed of corporations.
The East Oregonian is mistaken
when it says we compare Mr. Taffe's
action in sending the fish to the suffer
ers at Spokane Falls to that of Christ
when he said it was no harm to do
good on the Sabbath day. Our lan
guage was, "that such a violation" of
written law was sanctioned by the
Savior himself; and further to explain
our position we added: "Exceptions to
the rigors of every statute to allay
misery, to prolong life or furnish the
starving with food have always been
admitted to be more binding than a
literal interpretation of the law."
Spokane Falls, at the time of the great
fire, was not in need of money, but of
immediate relief in the shape of food,
and nearly all the donations directly
after the conflagration were of provi
sions. J. he telegraph informed us that
the flames had destroyed nearly all
means of sustaining life, and the ur
gent necessity was food. The mil
lionaires of the Falls could draw money
from any bank in the country if the
people who were burned out could eat
bank note3 and $20 pieces; but they
could not. Therefore the charity in
this instance, was furnishing in the
quickest possible time something to
support the body until it
could be purchased. For this reason
the salmon sent by Mr. Taffe
was a great deal more acceptable
than if he had rent tbe value in coin.
We do not consider Mr. Taffe a mod
ern Christ, but believed he followed
the injunctions of the great Teacher in
shipping fish to Spokane Falls,
to relieve the immediate necessities.
It is very doubtful if the Demo
cratic party wil stand solidly in favor
of free-trade in the coming session of
congress. Already signs of disinte
gration are appearing in the party
ranks, and in Virginia a protectionist
candidate has been placed in nomina
tion for governor, and the issue has
bqen. completely dodged in the plat
form. The same is true in Louisiana,
and indications point to a Democratic
protectionist opposing Foraker for
governor in Ohio. With the influence
of the New York Sun in favor of the
"American policy," and such staunch
leaders as Randall and others favoring
protection, it is very doubtful if the
party can be kept intact on this ques
tion. The industrial development of
the new South has changed the polit
ical aspect of this issue in that
portion of the country. In a few
years Tennessee and Georgia will be
as much interested in erecting the
wall of a protective tariff around their
manufacturing industries as the New
England states. It will he no matter
of surprise to those who have care
fully watched the course of events
during the last few years, notwith
standing the radical stand taken by the
free trade Democratic papers of the
country, if the party fight the cam
paign of 1892 under a different
motto than it used in 1SSS.
The Ea3t Oregonian, a paper always
alive to the best interests of Eastern
Oregon, is earnestly advocating the
formation of a bureau of immigration
for this portion of the state, and we
heartily endorse the movement. The
country east cf the mountains has
never received any favors from Port
land and can expect none. If we de
sire to derive any benefit from the
large immigration which is annually
seeking homes in the far west we must
let the people know our advantage.".
This can only be done by acting inde
pendently of Portland and the Willam
ette valley. The metropolis has forced
upon our people the wcrst monopoly
that ever existed, and no aid will ever
be received from it for the devel
opment and growth of the inland em
pire. The interests of Eastern and
Western Oregon are as varied and
separate as if a trackless ocean separ
ated these two portions of the state,
and one cannot expect any help from
the other. Understanding this fact
well, it is suicidal for the people east
of the Cascades not to take some action
for self-protection. Let the different
boards of trade and county committees
call meetings at once and take con
certed and effective action in this
matter, and it will result greatly
our benefit.
to
The Democratic press is much ex
ercised because the international pol
icy of Mr. Blaine is more distinctly
American than that pursued by Mr.
Bayard. Our relations with Germany
over the Samoan difficulty were very
strained at the close of tbe last ad
ministration; but through the diplo
macy of the commission recently ap
pointed we have gained nearly every
thing we desired, and the most arnica
ble feelings exist between the two
nations. The vexed question of Beh
ring sea, and the right of foreign na
tions to fish therein, has been in dis
pute for many years; but under the
aggressive and positive policy of the
present administration this, to all ap
pearances, will be definitely settled in
a short time. A firm national policy
will insure peace on a lasting basis
quicker than a vacillating one, and the
best results may be expected from the
manner in which disputed points are
being handled by Mr. Blaine.
Hon. S. S. Cox is credited with say
ing that "nothing can prevent Wash
ington from going Democratic." We
have never traveled in Asia, been
member of congress, or hob-nobbed
with the sultan of Turkey; but, in our
humble judgment, we know two or
three things that will prevent the new
state electing Democratic officials. In
the first place the Republicans wil
poll too many votes and the Demo
crats too few. Again, the new state
is very desirous of river and harbor
improvements and of seeing her rich
resources developed. Ine raise econ
omy of the last administration
does not suit her, and free
trade and the Mills bill would
be very disastrous to the infant
industries. But Mr. Cox is a well
known humorist, and will always sac-
crifice the truth for a joke. This
statement of his was one of his jokes.
and we are surprised to see our Dem
ocratic coteniporaries taking it in dead
earnest.
Thero is a wide-spread alarm in the
northwest this year over the destruc
tion of forests, caused by careless or
malicious persons. The Russian gov
ernment has,, by actual experiment,
demonstrated the fact that the demo
lition of trees has the effect to decrease
the water supply, and has taken active
measures to prevent the mischief.
For the benefit of that portion of the
country which is not abundantly sup
plied with water it would be wise for
the national government to take some
active measures for the protection of
our forests, and the state legislatures
of Oregon and Washington should
pass stringent measures for the. same
purpose. J. he northwest cannot afford
to lose any of its timber, as this will
be valuable in a few years, and this
country needs all its water courses,
which should not be decreased if by
any possible means it could be pre
vented.
There is a great probability that an
extra session 'of congress will be called
this fall, for various reasons. The
change from Democratic to Republi
can control, in order to make legisla
tion effective, requires an early con
vention of 'congressional representa
tives. There are several standing
committees which should have Repub
lican heads and be duly organized un
der the nev regime, so that when the
regular term opens in December these
would be ready for work. The com
ing session will have knotty questions
with which to contend, and should be
ready to grapple them as soon as pos
sible. The tariff bill will, presumably,
be the same as that passed by the sen
ate last session, and something will be
done with the surplus in the treasury.
We are satisfied a safe and economical
policy will be pursued; but nothing
that will jeopardize the industrial in
terests of the country.
The political contests this fall in the
five states, Massachusetts, Mississippi,
New Jersey, Ohio and Virginia, will
result in the election of governors and
state officers, and in the four new
members of the union North and
South Dakota, Montana and Wash
ington in
choosing,
congressional
representatives and a full state gov
ernment. New York will elect state
officers, except governor and lieuten
ant governor, a judge of the Court of
Appeals and a new legislature, and
Maryland, Nebraska and Pennsyl
vania will elect certain minor state
officers. Nearly all these states are in
favor of protection the distinctive
American policy and Republican offi
cials will be largsly increased.
A few weeks ago every Republican
paper in the country pointed to tbe
fact that wool was going up, and at
tributed the rise to "protection." Now
wool is going down, it would be in
order for the same " authoritii s to
state that this is also caused by either
protection or free trade. Which is it
gentlemen? Wasco Sun. This is a
candid question and the Sun should
insist on the answer. By the way,
the Mountaineer, i's neighbor, should
come forward and answer, as it is the
oracle on all such questions. Albany
Democrat.
The wool clip is nearly all in and
sold, and one might ss well expect
large sales and high prices in January
as in the latter part of August when
nearly all the product has been mar
keted. The last season has been ex
ceptionably good for sheepmen, and
the prices realized have been very
satisfactory. The market i3 over now;
but it will open agun next spring in
the most buoyant manner.
Last week proposals were opened by
the acting secretary of the navy for
the construction-of five new cruisers.
Three of these are to be of 2000 tons
and two of 3000 tons displacement,
and the cost of the former not to ex
ceed $700,000 each, and the latter not
to exceed $1,100,000, these being the
limits fixed in the p.ppropriation by
congress. So far the bids have ranged
for the smaller ones from $780,000 to
S875.000. and . the one bid for the
larger ones amounted to $1,225,000.
This bidding has been a great disap
pointment to the navy department,
and it is very probable that congress
will be asked to increase the limit
the cost of the vessels.
of
The editors at Yaquina bay bad
well earned recreation. For a few
days they enjoyed an elysium, where
there were no quarrels to mar their
peace, and the cry of "copy" never en
tered. Those who staved at
home, forced by iron-handed necessity
to work at the tread-mill, read with
feelings of the greatest jealousy the
editors' enjoyment during their holi
days on the beach, somewhat like the
"Peri at the gate of Paradise stood
disconsolate." But, in the golden fu
ture, those unfortunate ones who and
worked early and late over their tire
some task, may have an opportunity to
recreate beside the "hollow ocean-ridges
roaring into cataracts."
The gentleman who nominated Capt
McKinney in the Virginia Democratic
convention said of his candidate that
"he had served his country until its
sun set at Appomattox." The Boston
Journal says "if this is true Captain
McKinney is now a man without
country, and has no business in public
life." A man without a country is in
a much worse predicament than a man
without a name, but this is all right
with the Virginia Bourbons, who are
determined this year to outdo any of
their former efforts.
The dispatches say that Jack Demp
sey "wept" after realizing his defeat
by the Marine. If these tears were
those of contrition for following such
a brutal vocation, the community
would have hope of Jack's, reforma
tion; but they wero induced by de
feat, not by remorse. Mr. Dempsey
is a pretty decent man, aside from be
ing a bruiser and slugger; but until he
follows some other means of earning a
livelihood than by hitting men on the
face and body with his fists he will
have little sympathy from the better
class of people.
Tacoma is the last flourishing city
in the new state of Washington to
suffer by the fire fiend. She was the
first to send aid to Seattle and Spo
kane Falls, and now she has shared
the general destruction which has
visited the northwest this fall. For
tunately tbe fire demon was under
control when four of her fine business
blocks were leveled to the ground.
Tacoma has life and youth, and will
soon overcome the disaster.
Reformers, who represent a!! the
political issues in the state, propose
holding a meeting at Salem on Sept.
14th to combine aud carry everything
before them. The Pendleton Tribune
says the Democrats are already laying
their plans to catch the new conglom
erated party. In this they will not
be successful, as there are sufficient
sensibfe men in the different organiza
tion not to be entrapped by any
spider-and fly policy ,
There will be no dearth of candi
dates at the initial state election in
Washington this fall. There are very
many Republicans who desire con
gressional honors, and not a few Dem
ocrats. iiivery indication points to a
sweeping Republican victory, and
there cannot be much doubt that
Washington will join the long phalanx
of states in favor of protection.
With the opening of the spring
season everything indicates great pros
perity for The Dalles. Several new
huildings will be erected, and we may
expect one or more street car lines and
factory enterprises. The coming year
will undoubtedly be one of prosperity
and unprecedented growth, and our
population and wealth will be largely
increased.
The independent course of the New
York Sun has aroused the ire of the
Democratic press, the principal reason
being that Mr. Dana, the editor, is a
strong protectionist. If they read
him and Mr. Randall and a few others
out of the party they would be a
happy family of free-traders.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
The earl of Fife says he can support
his bride, without any aid from the
British house of commons. This will
console his wife's grand mother's
nerves and the old lady can now rest
in peace.
If Canada's power was only equal
to her wrath what a turbulent neigh
bor we should have on our nortiiern
border; but as matters stand, without
aid from the home government, her
fussing and fuming amounts to noth
ing more than a tempest in a teapot.
Iowa says she will give 16,000 to
20,000 majority for the Republican
tickot this fall. The plurality in 18S5
was only 7000; but then we have had
a few months of Republican adminis
tration and protection, and that is a
great incentive for laboring men to
vote right.
The Pendleton Tribune is correct in
claiming that Eastern Oregon is en
titled to more than one place on the
ticket. We must not allow Portland
to dictate to us in politics as well as in
matters of business any longer. The
fostering care of the great metropolis
has not been conducive to our growth
or prosperity in any regard.
We most earnestly hope that our
Republican friends in Washington
will preserve harmony during the ap
proaching election. The nation can
not e fiord to lose the two senators and
a member of congress because of per
sonal bickerings inside Republican
ranks, and every effort should be made
to insure the election of the party
nominees.
TELEGRAPHIC.
ki.w mataafa's reward.
can j?rascisco, Aug. 23. worlc IS
prngresing on the new whale boat that
is being built at the Mare Island Davy
yard for King Mataafa, of the Samoan
Islands, in recognition of his services
and those of his followers in help extend
ed when the wrecking ot the American
vessels happened at the islands. The
dimension? ot the boat will be as follows;
Length, thirty feet; beam, six fuel two
inches; depth, two feet six inches. All
the castinp-s will be of the finest bronze
metal. Tbe timber will bo white oak.
The boat will be planked with one half
inch Alaska cedar. The gunwales will
bo of white oak, two by one and one-half
inches. It will also contain a steel ctn
terboard five feet long.
FIRE IN OAKLAND.
San Francisco, Aug. 28. Fire origi
nated in lioynton s carpenter shop on
Thirteenth street, Oakland, this after
noon, and a two story lodging house,
Terris's carpet beating establishment, a
ro'v of wooden stores, comprising Fritz
Simmons saloon, Walker's carpenter
shop, Ktalilecker & JUorck's blacksmith
shop, BallatyDe's paint store and the old
Grand Ceueral livery stable, a two-story
building, 7a by 100, were destroyed
uieiz s opera nouse caugnt nre, but was
saved. The loss is estimated at $13,000;
insurance small.
G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT.
.Milwaukee, Anjx, 28. The twenty-
third national encampment was called to
order by Commander-ia-chief Warner
this morning. Alter prayer by Chaplain
Wharton, of tbe Wisconsion department,
and a brief intermission, Commander
Warner began to read his address.
After eniogizing the G. A. R. the
speaker went into statistics. They show
a net gain in membership during the
past year of 2143. He commended to
each department the patriotic practice of
the post in the department of New York
of presenting on the birthday of the
father of his country an American flag to
sucn puDiic scnoois as are not in posses
sion ot one. Warner closed his address
with a review of pension legislation, and
said that the day was not far distant
w' en an honorable discharge from the
Union army or navy shall be the only
evidence required to secure a pension to
tbe holder.
Very unexpectedly the delegates pro
ceeded to the election of officers to-night.
General Russell R. Alger, of Michigan,
had it all his own way for commander in
chief, and was elected by acclamation.
Colonel A. G.Weissertj of Milwaukee,
was electel senior vice commander, and
John F. Louett, of New Jersey, junior
vice. Tbe election of the others was
postponed until to- morrow.
YAKIMA INDIAN AGENCY.
Washington, Aug. 28. Thos. Priestly,
agCDt of tbe Yakima Indian agency,
Washington territory, has sent his annual
report to tbe secretary of the interior.
It has been estimated that 3C75 Indians
are attached to tbe reservation, but tbe
agent stated that bis census, taken the
past year, shows that but 1675 Indians
are engaged in stock-raising and farming,
and with the exception of a few old men,
are self-supporting. Of 1717 head of
cattle issued to them last year, they have
preserved all but about fifty, which they
sold. Tbey are very successful in stock
raising. In August and Seotember they all de
part for the hop fields, where they make
(rom $1 50 to $2.00 per day during the
season. They have supported themselves
handsomely during thu fishing seaton by
catching salmon in tbe Columbia river,
but complain that tbey have been driven
awvy from the river by white men.
LONDON S BIO STRIKE.
.London, Aug. 28. At a meeting of
the striking dockuicn this morning,
Burns, the leader of the strikers, said
that be had heard that 4000 Belgians
would be imported unless tbe strike is
ended. lie at once telegraphed the Bel
gian Workingmen s Lmon and blocked
that move oi the employers.
llie strikers number IOU.000. 1 lie lead
ers express a determination to press their
claims, and march through the streets un
til the demands ot tbe dock men are grant
ed.
A report comes from the officials of the
Commercial Dock Company to the effect
that there is a prospect of a settlement.
There is less intimidation and affairs are
generally quieted down.
Many coal beavers are resuming work
at advanced wages, which course is vio
lently opposed by tbe strikers, who urge
that no work be resumed until tbe ad
vance is conceded to all.
A mob of Howling strikers numbering
several thousands attacked tbe coal vans
leaving the yards under police escort.
They undid the chains and traces, com
pelling tbe drivers 4o return in short or
der, while G000 strikers arrived on the
scene and started for the coal yards.
Tbe shippers and merchants are press-
ice tbe dock companies to Yield, declar
ing that they are driving trade to other
ports. Tbe dock com Dames complain of
the pressure upon them and promise to
give nn answer later.
a disastrous explosion.
Port Townsend, Wi T Aug, 28.
The joiner in the lumber mill at Port
Angeles exploded last week, seriously in
juring two men, who are not expected to
live, and badly orusmg the third. The
former, Nicholas Meagher and Henry
Campbell, bad their skulls crushed and
faces horribly mangled. A piece of
steel penetrated the left cheek and under
the ear of Meagher that required a
weight of ninty pounds to remove.
SIX SEALERS CAPTURED.
San Francisco, Aug. 28. A letter
was received from the officer of the
United States steamer Richard Rush by
tbe steamer St. Paul, which arrived here
from Ounalaska last night, stating that
on August 6, the Rush captured the
British sealing schooner, Lily, of Van couver,
while taking seals in Bebring sea.
- The schooner was searched and 300
fkins found, which were placed on board I
'
tbe Rush. A prize crew of one man was
placed on board, and the Lily was sent
to Sitka.
FIRE AT RITZVILLE.
Ritzville, W. T., Aug. 28. A few
minutes alter 11 o'clock to-night tire was
discovered in the rear of the opera house,
situated in the cast part of town, and in
a few niin'Jtes the flames had the build
ing almost consumed. The new Metho
dist church stoood only a few ieet from
the building, but fortunately the wind
was blowing Irani it, and in the direction
of town.
tacoma's wealth.
Tacoma, Aug. 28. The assessment of
Pierce county for this year, us made out
by the county assessor, wss, in round (is;
ures. $26,800,000. The board of -qualiz-ation
has reduced this by $497,000, leav
ing the asstssment for lSb'J fJ'.'!!,J43,C00,
as against $14,500,COO last year.
A "GLOItlOUS DRUNK."
Port Townsend, W. T., Aug. 28.
When the Indians on the schooner James
G. Swan, which was seized in Bebring
sea, returned to the reservation at Neali
bay, the tribe celebrated the event by in
dulging in a glorious drunk. Chief Peter,
the owner, who was aboard the schooner
when it was seized, was thrown off the
wharf by his son and nearly drowned.
Several minor casualtias are reported.
WIIIPPED AT LAST.
San Fkancisco, Aug. 27. In point of
popular interest the fight between Jack
Dempsey and Gorge L Blance lor h
purse of $5300, $500 to go to the loser,
which occurred under the auspices of the
California Athletic Club to-night, eclipsed
all similar contests ever held in this city.
There was no better evidence of this than
the great crowd which commenced to
collect at the club rooms as early as 0:30
o'clock, and insisted with more or less
impatience until the two pugilists ap
peared in the ring.
It was anticipated some time ago that
the old gymnasium, which had been used
by the club for more than a year past,
would be totally inadequate to tlie pres
ent contest, so a room used as a drill hall
by one of the National Guard regiments
was fitted up for the purpose. A ring
was pitched on a platform in the center
of the room, and hisih tiers of seats were
arranged on every side, besides which a
spacious gallery at one end added to the
accommodations.
There were probably two thousand per
sons who witnessed the fight between ths
middleweights. Besides those who were
fortunate enough to gain admission to tbe
hall, the streets outside were crowded
with men and boys eager to catch the
slighest word fr m within, in regard to
the progress of the fight.
The fight was very uninteresting to the
thirty-first round, Dempsey getting in
some good work, but when the men camo
up for the thirty second round Denmsev
attempted to force matters. He was by far
me iresner man, and with but tew excep
tions had the fight all his own way up to
tbe present time. He forced La Blanche
into a corner, and pounded him unmerci
fully. The latter received staggering
blows on the head and neck, but stood
up under them, and the men gradually
worked to the center of the ring and
while Dempsey still continued to find the
Marine's neck, tbe latter whirled around
suddenly and caught Dempsey a terrific
blow on the jaw. The Nonpareil went
down like a shot. He fell heavily upon
his face, and blood spurted out upon the
floor. Ten seconds went by amid great
excitement. Dempsey struggled bravely
to rise, but before he had reached bis
feet, weak and staggering, time bad ex
pired, and the referee awarded the fight
to La Blanche.
hundreds of cattle dying.
Kansas City, Ang. 2T. Reliable news
from toe southern line of Kansas and the
pasture lands of Indian territory say that
the herds of native and Taxas cattle
wbicb ranges In that territory are afflict
ed with Taxas fever or something. A
man who has returned from that part of
tbe country states that hundreds of
cattle are dying in the pastures south of
Arkansas City. He also says that cattle
are being shipped to market from the
pastures where the carcasses are lying.
A FATAL EXPLOSION.
Elmira, N. Y., Aug. 28. This after
noon a boiler in the nail fac.ory of
Uoacharles & Co., of South Tonawanda,
exploded. The fireman was instantly
killed and two others will probably die,
and four others were terribly injured.
Tbe killed are Richard Ackley and San
ford Smith.
FOUR BOYS KILLED BY LIGHTING.
Matamoras, Mex.. Aug. 27. During
a shower yesterday Carlos Resendez and
three other boys took refuge from the
rain in a shelter made by a stack of corn
stalks. The stack was struck by lightn
ing and all four were instantly killed.
DEVASTASING FIRES IN MONTANA.
Helena, Mont. Ang. 27. A fire is
burning over a large area of farm and
ranch land a mile and a half north of tbe
fair grounds. It started from sparks
from a locomotive about noon, and is
now sweeping down gathering "strength
as it goes. A fierce forest tire is also
raging in the mountains west of the city,
and the town is enveloped in smoke.
A LIGHT SENTENCE FOR ROSS.
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 27. W. Leith
Ross charged with bringing stolen goods
into Canada was brought before Judge
Creaz to-day, accused, pleaded guilty
and was sentenced to four months im
prisonment. Ross is the young man who
embezzled nearly $100,000 in promis
sory notes, bonds, etc., from the Nevada
bank of California, and was arretted in
Victoria some weeks ago, when all the
stolen property was recovered.
THE WELLINGTON COLLIERY FIRE.
Victoria. B. C, Auar. 26. The fire at
the No. 1 shaft at Bast Wellington is
said to oe out, as tar as can be learned at
percent from the surface. Men will go
down this afternoon to examsne. No
lives were lost.
Reports just received from East Wel
lington are anything but encouraging.
as the damage will run way up into the
thousands of dollars, and will greatly
delay me shipment oi coal, it was only
by hard efforts that the main hoistia.'
wheel over the' shaft was saved. All the
rest of the gearing has been destroyed
anu me lining oi me smut ourned
IMMIGRATION STATISTICS.
Washington, Aug. 27. Tbe records
of the treasury department show that
during the month of July last 32,845 im
migrants arrived in this country, against
40.917 in July, 1888. Of last month's
immigration Germany furnished 6940,
England and Wales 5372, Ireland 3984,
Kussia 3470, Sweden and .Norway 3447,
Italy 2131, Austria-uungaria 3210, Scot
land 1229, the Netherlands 238, Switzer
land 331, and i ranee 346.
BURIED ALIVE.
London, Aug. 27. An earthquake was
experienced on tbe Kussian Iron tier yes-
terday. At the village of Kbeiconsk
1296 persons were buried alive.
DIDN'T ADMIRE JEFF DAVIS.
Higginsville, Mo., Aug. 27. At a re
union of ex-Confederate veterans to-day.
Colonel J. T. Crisp in bis speech eulo
gized General Grant, whereupon some
one in the audience called out, "What's
the matter with Jeff Davis?"
Crisp replied that he had no admira
tion for Davis, when Dr. Joseph Shelby
rebuked him for speaking lightly of the
ex-president ot tbe Confederacy. An
animated dialogue followed, and Shelby
and Crisp nearly came to blows. Their
friends, however, interfered.
A YOUTH DROWNED IN YOUNO S RIVER
Astoria, Aug. 27. The 15-year-old
son of H. Hendrickson, of Younts rh e -a
few miles from here, slipped and fell
from some logs near bis father's residence
yesterday.
THE LAST INDICTMENT DISMISSRD.
Seattle, W. T., Aug. 27. The last
indictment against Judge Wickeisham.
of Tacoma, for subornation of peijuty,
was dismissed to-day, and tbe notorious
judge is absolutely free.
SWINGING FROM LIMBS.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 27. Train
men on tbe Alabama & Great. Southern
railway train arriving here to night, re
port that they saw two dead negroes
swinging from tbe limbs of trees a few
miles tnis side of Meridanville. Thev
were told in, 5ir5danville that the two i
J
Children Cry for
incendiary editors of the Independent,
who were run out of Selma, Ala., last
week, were caught there last Dight and it
is supposed that they were lynched. It
is impossible to get the particulars.
DOWN AN EMBANKMENT.
Streatou, III., Aug. 26. A vestibule
train on the Saute Fe route, running be
tween Kansas City and Chicago, met
with a serious aecideut at Kiufinan,
fifteen uiilles north of here, this morning.
The train was heavily loaded with Grand
Army veterat s and their friends, bound
for the Milwaukee encampment.
The a. cident was caused by the spread
ing ot the rails. Two Pullman sleepers
and a dining car were thrown from the
track dowu the embankment, forty feet.
Word was teh graphed here and a upecial
train was sent out with a dozen surgeons.
Those most seriously irjurned were
brought to this city and taken to a hos
pital, where their wounds were attended
to.
A BLOODY NliOIiO RIOT.
Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 26. Tbe Reg
titer to morrow morning will print the
following: Information reached this city
yesterday of a terrible negro roit at Jor
dan's Rock, not far lrom Lockesburg,
Sevier county, resulting in the death of
several and the wouading ot many
othors.
Jordan's Roek is a small town situated
on the edge of an immense strip of pine
timber, many miles from the nearest
telegraph office. For some time the
negroes of that county have been spend
ing their Saturday nights in jubilee cere
monies in the woods near town, and last
Saturday night was set as the time for an
especially large and uproarious gathering.
A great quantity of whisky was intro
duced, people coming from all over the
ounty to participate m the 'hurrah."
ONLY A PARLOR RIFLE.
Seattle, Aug. 26.- Frank Compston,
of Port Orchard, 30 years old, was
brought to Seattle to-day uf!'ering from
a probably fatal wound. Last Saturday
he was carrying a 22 calibre parlor rifle,
when the weapou was accidentally dis
charged, the ball entering his neck near
the right carotid artery and lodging in
the vertabra;, causing complete paralysis
of the lower portion ot the body. Comp
ston's" death is momentarily expected. He
came to Seattle from Iowa two years ago
and opened a small drug store. Last No
vember he took a homestead claim near
Port Orchard.
FIRE AT UNIONTOWN.
Unioktown, W. T., Aug. 26. A fire
started in the two buildings south of
Herman Bros, hardware store at 1 o'clock
this morning and consumed the building,
the upstairs of wl icb was the telephone
oflice. The stock was partially saved.
Loss, $3000; insurance, ?200.
The city has been contemplating put
ting in a system of waterworks for some
lime, but owing to a rush of work it was
postponed. By the prompt work of the
citizens a serious conflagration was pre
vented. AN ASSASSINATION.
Santa Ana,- Cal., Aug. 20. Henry
Charles, a wealthy farmer of Capistaco,
was shot Saturday night in the abdomen.
lie ran into the house and sid he sus
pected bis stepson, Eniilo Loperd. He
made his will and died Sunday. The
verdict cf the coroner's jury last night
was that the murderer was unknown.
Emtio Loperd was arrested this evening
and lodged in jail, lie states be bad a
difficulty with his stepfather in 1879 and
has not been on the place since. He says
be can prove an ahbi.
from tacoma.
Tacoma. Aug. 20. David Weatherby,
a Canadian, who came here a year ago
lrom JUontesano, was to-day adjudged in
sane aud sent to Steilacoom. Weatherby
beueved that four persons bad been mur
dered m his bouse and was correspond
ingly indignant. Ho was very violent
and had to be ironed on bis way.
General Manager W. S. Mellcn, Traffic
Manager J. M. Hannaford, Chief Engi
neer J. M. Kendrick, Assistant General
Superintendent J. M. Kimberly, and As
sistant General i reign t Agent o. G. Fu!
ton are here now, and general consults
tion on tbe tariffs will take place to-mor
row. General Passenger and Ticket Agent
Chns. S. Fee has been here for some oays
and will remain until the work of adjust
ing local rates is concludedr
A strong effort is to be made to increase
the membership of tbe city council so as
to allow of more committee work being
done. Tbe proposition is to redistrict the
city so as to allow of from twelve to six
teen members of the council, instead of
eight, as at present, aud to bold two
meetings a week instead of one.
ex chief justice dennison.
Vancouver, W. T., Aug. 26. A can
vass of the delegation from this county
shows that ex Chief Justice Dennison
will have a number of votes from Clarke.
Advices from Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and
Pacific indicate be will have a solid dele
gation from tbose counties. If Judge
Dennison is nominated by the republican
party it is probable there will be no man
put in the held by toe democracy lor su
perior judge.
A WRONG RIGHTED.
Stockton, Cal., Aug. 26. District
Attorney White received the letter to-day
from Attorney-General Johnson, as al
ready published and went to Justice Swain
with the letter. They agreed that the
instructions contained in tbe letter were
binding upon the district attorney, and
the charge of murder in the killing of D.
S. Terry was dismissed, as to Justice
Stephen J. Field.
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Impaired Circulation.
Dr. Flint's Remedy, by exercising a regu
lative influence over the action of tbe heart
and the general circulation, will check at
once bleeding from the lungs, and will cure
dropsy of those organs. Descriptive treat
ise with e:ch bottle: or, address Mack
Drai! Co., N. Y.
CUPID'S HARNESS.
Host
women naturally look forward to
matrimony as their proper sphere in life, but
they should constantly bear in mind that a
fair, rosy face, bright eyes, and a healthy,
well-developed form, are the best passports
to a happy marriage. AU those wasting dis
orders, weaknesses, and functional irregulari
ties peculiar to their sex, destroy beauty
and attractiveness and make life miserable.
An unfailing specific for these maladies is to
bo found in Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
It is tho only medicino for women, sold by
druggists, under a positive guarantee
from tho manufacturers, that It will givs
satisfaction in every case, or money wili bo re
funded. This guarantee has been printed on
the bottle-wrappers, and faithfully carried
out for many years. $1.00 per Bottle, or Six
Bottles for $5.00.
Copyright, 1888, by WORLD'S DlS. Mkxx ASS'K.
DR. PIERCE'S PELLETS
Purely Vegetable I
Perfectly Harmless 1
tTNEQTJALED AS A LIVER PILL.
Smallest, Cheapest, Easiest to take.
One tiny, 8urar-coated Pellet a dose. Cures
Sick Headache, Bilious Headache, Constipa
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rnngsmonts of the Stomach and Bowels.
S oasts a Tial, by drugglsto.
For business oursults at the Portland Business
College, Portland. Oregon, or at the Capital Bus
iness College, Salem, Oregon. Both schools are
under the management 01 A. P. Armstrong, have
same course of studies and same rates of tuitioc
Jfiisiness, shorthand.
Typewriting, Penmanship and English Depart
ments. Dav and evenino SMftioflH KtiulrntsnH.
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Pitcher's Castor. a?
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for Infants
"Cmatorta is go well adapted tochfldren that
recommend It as superior to any prescription
known to me." H. A, Abcheb, M. D.,
Ill So. Oxford BL, Brooklyn, N. Y.
The Dalles Trunk Factory.
Wc will sell TRUNKS, BAGS and VALISES, wholesale and letail, at print that defy competition
Workmanship beyond comparison. The best. We have in stock everything you need in the line ot trunks,
bags, ladies' traveling baira, valises, shawl straps, trunk straps, etc, eta Will make anything n our line,
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surpr'seU.
A liishtly-elod M. miiambulit VlbiU
Ills Hwcciheari at JMIdnight.
PalatkaXFla.) Enterprise.
A young man, whom we will call Tom
Jeflreys by way of illustration, was very
much infatuated with a young lady who
lived on the public road, three miles from
his home, near Interlachen, the other
night. Everybody who has traveled that
road of tbe country knows that the
neighborhood is thickly fettled, and lor
miles you go without getting out of
sight of some one's house.
One night, about 8 o'clock, Jeffreys re
tired early. It was bright moonlight.
In his sleep he got out of bed, aud in his
night clothes walked undisturbed to the
house of his lady love. As is generally
tbe case in this country, stairways run
up to the second floor on the outside of
the buildings, and this one in particular
leads from the ground to tbe young iady's
room door. Young Jeflreys walked up
those stairs and sat down unconsciously
near tho lady's door. How long he re
mained there he does not know, but
when he finally awoke his head was rest
ing on his knees, and it was ten o'clock.
Imagine bis Eurprise. There at his
off anced's borne, in bis night clothes,
three miles from bonie. As easily as
possible he crept down the stairway. He
could btar the old man down in the fields
attending to bis horses and cattle.
Everything was still. The people in the
house were quietly chatting. An open
space of about twenty feet separated the
kitchen lrom the main building. The
yourg mau went around to the comer of
the house and saw the young lady and
her mother going to and fro in discharge
of household duties. He couldn't speak
to them because be wasn't dressed that
way. His trouble was to get back home
without being discovered or noticed.
When he was quietly stealing his way
out of the yard into the road two feroci
ous dogs awoke from their slumbers, and
with griuniug teeth took after the flying
night thirl which was making its way to
the thicket on the side of the road. The
animals overtook the object, and what
part of the white garment they did not
tear off, ths briars UDd brush did, and
that young man found himself in a most
unpleasent fix with half his skirts trrnolf.
The night was cold and be felt it. Ou
getting into tbe thicket he got ont of the
way of the dogs, but for two hours he
was wending his way home, dodging
passers-by in the public road and shiver
ing like a leat in the arctic regions.
Too lnlck For Tbe King.
From the San Francisco Argonaut.
A Swedish statesman recently inveigh
ed most eloquently in Parliament against
oleomargarine. Next evening he was
invited to dine with the king, who loves
a okc. Ttere was only oleomargarine
on the royal table, end the statenian
liberally partook thereof. At the close
of the meal the king asked him: "Well,
sir, how do you like our butter?" "It is
excellent," replied the statesman: "the
contrast between it and artificial butter
is very marked.'' "But," said tbe king,
"that is artificial butter 1" The' other
guests roared with laughter, but the "old
Parliamentary hand" returned quicK as a
flash ; "Your majesty, if one can be d
ceived so easily, there is all tho more
need of stiict laws against bogus goods!"
Dlrect from the Front.
- Knoxvhxe, Tesn., July a, 1888.
Tbe Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.:
Gentlemen I can cheerfully and truth
fully say that S. S. S. is the greatest blood
purifier on earth. In 1884 I contracted
blood poison, rhysicians treated me with
no good results. I took a half dozen differ
ent kinds of blood medicines, but, without
receiving any permanent relief I I was in
duced to try S. S. S. I began the first
bottle with the gravest doubts of success.
I had been so often deceived. But im
provement came, and I continued its ure
until perfectly well. I have since married,
and have a healthy family. No trace of the
disease is seen. Swift's Specific did all
this for me, and I am grateful. Yours
truly, J. S. Strader.
zi8 Dale Ave.
Kemp, Texas, June 23, 1888.
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.:
Gentlemen A sixteen-year-old son ot
mine was afflicted with bad blood, and broke
out with an eruption on various parts of his
body. I put him to taking S. S. S., and a
few bottles cured him entirely. I live at
Lone Oak, but my post-office is at Kemp.
Yours truly, W. S. Robinson.
Three books mailed free on application.
All druggists sell S. S. S.
Thx Swift Specific Co.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
New York, 756 Broadway.
CAXGEEOPS PUUGATTvX9i
A City Foliccman's Experience. '
Mineral pills and drastic purgatives so irritate
the mucous coatings o( the stomach and bowels,
mat they ofteu leave the system in worse eon-
lition than before. In fact their cathartic ac
tion is due to their irritation. Tho danger at
tending their steady use is apparent Tho new
laxativo principle in Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilla
ets its cnthartic action by increasing the inn-
;ous secretions and gently stimulating tho stom
ach. It is put sly vegetable, docs not lose Its
fleet, is effective and absolutely safe to be taken
xcasionally or continoasly by tbe most delicate
f" rV VffltA,i h wnll lrnown
police officer of No. 1828 Howard
St, San Francisco, writes: "Af
ter my own experience I firmly
believe that Joy's Vegetable
Sarsaparilla will cure tbe most
obstinate cases of constipation.
Although cured I am still ta
king It, and never had my system so thoroughly
regulated. By increasing or diminishing tho
dose one bos absolute command over himself
7itl1 this valuable remedy."
STRAYED.
Strared from Great Tew nlace. on Mill creek, ioln-
ing Anc'rew I'rouhart, near The Dalles, sorrel mnre
and foal, brsnded LIl on leu nip; also yeaninir nny,
block. Anvone irivinir information leading to recov
ery of same to W. T. Woodford, resident manstrer,
will oe renaraeu. auKiiwim
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Liquor Dealers.
500 Men Wanted
To Unload Shcooners
-At the
NEW BEER HALL,
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