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SATUDAY... AUGUST 31, 1889.
Hallway Time Table of the O. It. A N. Co. The following Time Table U taken from the O. R. h. N. Co 'a Kchednle. and in intended to be a reliable table or reference by those living at a dis tance om me city: ASTWAftD. Express No, 2, srnvea 11:45 A M Express Ho. 2, depart 12:10 P.M Express No. 4, arrives 1:45 A.M Express No. 4. deparu 2:00 A.M Express No. 1, arrives 12:30 A.M Express No. 1, departs 12:40 A.M Express Wo. S, arrives 2:30 P.M Express No. 3, departs 2:4u P.M Exclusion rates on the Columbia river between Dalles and Upper Cascades, will be one fare for the round trip, Saturdays only, for parties of not lew than five. Children, half-price. Klickitat and return, 75 cents : M osier. White Salmon and Hood River and return, 90 cents; Upper Cascades and return, $2.00 XTE3IS 151 BK1KK. From Tuesday's Daily. A sligat shower of rain this morning, Refreshing rain is reported in Ellcna- burgh. Six buildings are in course of erection in Inompsons audition. Mr. Grant Mays retained this morning rrom a trip on the sound. A new arc light was placed in position yesterday on the corner of Second and Court streets. The boat makes the trip to Cascade Locks twice every day. This appears like old times. Young stock, in the vicinity of Jack Knife, are dying in large numbers of some disease. Ine latest report says there are six bridges burned between this city and Cas cade Locks. The boat leaves the city twice every day for the Cascade Locks in the morning and in the evening. Mrs. James Snipes and children, of Con don, Gilliam county, are visiting ber par ents at Rockland. As soon as a plan is adopted for a system of water works several new buildings will be erected on the bluff. It appeared very much like rain this morning, but the clouds rolled by without any perceptible moisture. Two of the hog engines which were wrecked on the Blue mountains have been taken to Albina to be repaired. Miss Ada Wood has resigned her position in the public school, and Miss Annie Coffin has been appointed to fill the vacancy. As soon as the bridges are rebuilt be tween this city and Portland there will be roan ,' ah pmeuts of cattle from the stock yards. The Postal Guide for August says the name of the postotfice in Sherman county . is changed from Emigrant to Emigrant Springs, The editor of the Ellenslrargh Stale Reg ister wants Sarah Althea-HUI-iSharon-Terry to "cork np," kiss and be friends. Bunch grass' editors must be very hard pressed. Oronrio News: The Port Eaton Railroad from the city of Ellensburgh to Rock Is land, on the Columbia River, has bixty teams at work, grading. Speed the work. Mr. G. F. Beers yesterday suffered a par tial stroke of paralysis, and for several hours was unable to talk or move his arms or legs. At last accounts he was recover ing. This morning's shower, thoduh short, has made its presence felt all day. The air is delightfully cool and it begins to look as if the heat of this summer is a thing of the past.. Prof. Torbet, principal of the TTasco Academy, returned this morning from an extended trip east. He was accompanied by bis wife and family, who will make their future home here. A Walla Walla woman had a dream that a pot ot gold was buried in the cellar, and the next day nosing around found a ten gallon keg of beer. Dreams are always delusive, and no attention should be paid to them. Lewiston Teller: The steamer has made two trips since our last issue hut with great difficulty, owing to the low stage of water. On her trip down Saturday when near Al mota, the rudder was broke off and a delay of several hours caused. Among other things, which participate in the general prosperity of Oregon and the northwest, are the higher schools and col leges of the state. At all of the advanced institutions of lear-ung the attendance is greatly increased and the prospects of the coming year are most encouraging. A "social event," we Understand, occur red at Oregon City some time since, greatly to the discomfiture of the husband. The wife was bitten by a rattlesnake, and tak ing aa oyerdose of antidote displayed her belligerency by whipping him. , The BakerCity Democrat complains that the telephone system is out of order that no communication could "be had between the central office and depot. Editors should not be so critical about these conveniences.' It a good exorcise to walk a mile for an item, and besides it will give him a good appe tite. Come to The Dalles, aud leg it all over town and then ' appreciate how bene ficial walking is to the human system. Fossil Journal: The camp meeting near Lone Rock was largely attended last Sun day. There were some campers in attend ance from aa far as Wasco, Sherman county. Rev. Benadom could not attend until the middle of this week. The meeting will con tinue over next Sunday. BakerCity, it is reported, has mcceeded in sinking an artesian well. During the present time, when The Dalles has such an inadequate water supply an effort in this direction might be successful, and this would be a consummation of the water problem devoutly to be wished. ' A sr.w mill has been put in lately between Frizzel s and Baldwin's in Lost Valley, by a man named Cantrell. The mil! was moved over from about Hardman we are told, and has been equipped with a new saw and other new machinery, and is already in operation and has been for a couple of weeks or so. Eon. John H.- Mitchell, U. S. senator from this stats, will visit The Dalles to morrow morning. Mr. Mitchell, during the recess of congress, bas been visiting different portions of the state, to under stand the the wants of the people so that he may properly represent them in the U. S. senate. East Oregonian: The Blues are reported to be on tire along the railroad from the foothills to their summit, and cabins and section bouses are often endangered by the flames. Thousands of stately forest mon nrclis bowed their crests before the fiend of fire, and stretched their smouldering lengths along his pathway. Journal: Salem is heartily displeased with the manner in which L. Samuels il lustrated the Capital city in his West Shore for August. Heretofore his illustrations of Salem have been satisfactory, the work hav ing been executed in an artistic manner; but the last effort is a lamentable failure, and Salem is ready to join with the many other cities in one great kick. The damage cauaed by the burning of the bridges, cannot be repaired before a week or ten days. In the meantime all the travel must be done by boat. The boat which left here last night for Cascades did not re turn until 10 o'clock this morning, it being so dark; and the crew needing a rest. Capt. Il'ilson, who has run on this river for many years, off and on, came up from Portland this morning to help Capt. McNulty, as it is too much for one man to work both night and day. East Oregonian: The commanding officer at Fort Walla Walla has recommended that the post be abandoned on account of the lack cf water supply, Garrison creek failing to furnish the necessary amount, oniig to perversion cf the water by people living along the stream. The Walla Walla papers are alarmed over the matter, as well tlicy might be, for the town derives a large reve nue from the post. It is said that only a few of the troops from Walla Walla who are coming to camp on the reservation will return to that post. Baker Democrat: The arrival cf Geo. II. Thompson's stable of horses from The Dalles, Wasco county, on the grounds of the Baker City Stock and Agricultural So ciety is announced. The stable is headed by the well-known trotting stallion. Kock- wood, jr., a yearling by Rockwood, jr., and Idaho Chief, five years old by lngraham, owned by Dr. Bunnell, of Colfax, W. T. The stallion Rocfewood, jr., and Anita are entered in raee.3 of their class at both the Portland and falla Walla meetings. Mr. Thompson's stable i3 in charge of Haas Powell, who has been in bis employ for sometime. Pasco IlcadU'jkt: Oa Sunday evening word reached this office that a man had died on the train, and upon &oing to the depot we found the statement was true. The man was about 70 years old and was accompanied by his son, a young man of twenty. The old gentleman was sick in coma about lour weeks ana concluding to co home he started Sunday morning and succeeded in getting as tar as this city wnen death overtook him. The body was taken to Sprague in charge of the Odd i ellows, who will give it a good burial and who will, no doubt, care for the wants of the grief stricken son and send him on to his home in New York. Lia Urande Gazette: Friday morning "Jinks Montgomery was examining a pis tol of about 32 calibre, which was supposed to be empty. Some way the hammer got caught and he hit it a tap against the side ot the house to make it go down, it went down all right cnongh and the pistol was discharged in Montgomery's face, the ball entering by the side of the right cheek bone. The wound was supposed to be nothing serious as it looked like it was only a slight abrasion of the skin, lhe next morning however, when "Jinks" went to wash his face he felt a peculiar lump under his ear, and discovered that it was the pistol ball. He immediately went to. Dr. Mason and had the ball cut out and feels consider able better than he did. Taking all the circumstances into consideration it will be a wonder if he don't hurt himself one ot these days. East Oregonian: Captain McClellan, cf Fort Vancouver, arrived in Pendleton on a late morning train from Walla Walla and lett at once tor the reservation. He comes to select a camping place for some twelve or fourteen companies of Uncle Sam s blue coats who will be given an outing on the reserve for a little recreation and camo drill. Soldiers from Forts Vancouver, Walla Wal la and Cceur d Alene will compose the ex pedition and it is probable that the infantry from the former post will be marched from lhe Dalles to rendleton as a sort ot illus tration of soldier life in war times. About 1000 men are expected and as Pendleton will doubtless be the main supply point for the soldiery, their coming will be joytuliy welcomed by the people. It will be a pic nic tor the boys in blue as well; they can swap lies around a bona fide camp-tire, eat pork and beans and army hard tack with ozone stimulated appetites, run horse races and trade gray backs with tnc Indians, and make love to the simple hearted forest maiden under the shado of the nodding pines. From Wednesday's Daily. Mr. R. Barter, of Nansene, is in the city. A fire this morning was very comfor table. Hon. W. H. II. Dafur, of Dufur, is the city. The beach is well covered with wood and lumber. Mr. Chas. Stnblinsr left for Portland on the boat this morning. Mr. F. Ross, the contractor, went below to fortiana this morning. Several fine race horses were sent below on the boat this morning. The burned bridges are believed to have been the work of incendiaries. Mr. W. H. Wilson returned last evening from a business trip to Prineville. Hon. W. II- Guyer, of Pendleton, left on the boat this morning lor Portland. We received a pleasant call to-day from Hon. J.H. Mitchell, U. S. senator from Oregon. Hon . W. It. Ellis, prosecuting attorney lor this district was on the evening train en route to Portland. One of our expressmen has two teams at the Locks transferring ireigut ana bag gage for the company. Miss Alma Pohl, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. Wiley, left for her home in Astoria last evening. The Dalles is now the head of naviga tion, and all trains stop here until trans fers can be msden the boat. Mr. Frank McFarland, formerly of Hep puer, went down on the boat this morning lor a vacation at iiooa river. Rev. W. G. Simpson collected $75 for the care and burial of Mr. Urban Speucer, who died at the Umatilla House. The funeral of Joseph Shields-who died Monday took place this morning. It was conducted under Masonic auspices. A great many people from the country have been in the city during the week. and our streets present a very lively ap pearance. The steam sawmill, owned by Jennings & McPherson, twelve miles above Leban on, burned Sunday morning. Loss, $2000; no insurance. We are glad to note that the Ellens burgh Localizer is again being published full size. Bro. Schncbly has our kindest wishes lor success. Mr. L. A. Whitcomb arriyed from the country yesterday, intending to tke the midnight train lo Portland, and left on the morning boat. Mr. D. Canulo, the contractor on Max Vojrt's buildings, came up from Portland this morning, where he has been spending a lew days on business. Hon. W. J. McConnell, of Moscow, Ida ho, formerly a prominent politician of Oregon, was on the train last evening. He left on the morning boat for Portland. On the night of the 25th Everett & Pow ers' warehouse store at Chehalis, W. T., was entered and robbed of $100 worth of pistols, pocket cutlery and razors. I here is no clue to the perpetrators. The delay on the road found the eating houses and hotels unprovided for any such rush. Last nigbt at Cascades people were forced to go without supper all night, there being none to be had. In a row in a tent in Seattle, Bergess drew a 38-caliber revolver, and held it close to Nicbum's left vest pocket and fired. The ball struck a silver match box and glanced off, and Kickum's life was saved. The ladies of St. Paul's Episcopal church will hold a fair dufing the ap proaching holidays; The ladies are now busily at work, arid will have on sale on that occasion everything that will please the fancy. The total export of wheat from Pacific coast ports, foreign, for lhe month of July, 1839, were 1,449,179 bushels. In the cor responding mouth of 1S88, 1,438,113 bush els were shipped, showing au increase in this year of 11,000 bushels'". We have not conversed with any one tliis'season'-who is discouraged by reason of the partial failure of crops the present harvest. They all say, this has never hap penea before and perhnps will never hap pen again. Our farmers are gritty. - This morning as the passenger train was going down the incline, smoke was seen issuing from i lie track, and on going to lhe spot we found that one of the ties was afire and burning briskly. Fortu nately one of the brakemen saw it in time and easily put it oul ; but it was a rather dangerous place for a fire and had the wind been blowing the result might haye been disastrous. Brownsville Times: Tuesday morning Morris Swank returned from the mountai ns aud reports having killed three bears. He had shot a cub, and his dog was after an other one when the old mother bear made her appearance, but only to meet her doom, as his unerring aim told of previous use of a rifle. He then killed the other cub. Judg ing from the claws of one of them it must have been a large one. The instruments of the Oregon State Weather Bureau have arrived at the cen tral office in Portland, and will be dis tributed to the various volunteer observers ar rapidly as possible. There will be an exhibit of the instruments of this bureau made at the state fair at Salem, and also at the Industrial Esposition in Portland. This will be a new and interesting fea ture of these gatherings, and should be seen by all the people interested in this matter. The Boise City Statesman says the new chemical engine recently purchased by the fire department at Boise City is a complete success. An impromptu build ing composed of dry boards, and filled with cord wood, wa3 saturated with coal oil and set afire. After allowing it to burn for several minutes, the chemical engine played a stream on it for about one min ute'and put the fire out If this works as reported, it will soon lay the old fashioned water propelling engine on the shelf. The boat only made one trip yesterday going down in the morning and not return ing until this morning, thereby causing a great inconvenience and delay lo the pas sengers, as those coming on the train from the East last night were compelled to lie over here all night. We cannot under stand why the company does not run two boats, 'i hey have the boats here, also the men, and it would faciliate matters greatly if through connections could be made. Probably it is on the same prin ciple of economy as the building of wood en bridges. Ellensbnrg Stale Register: A young man by the name of C. C. GnfTord, who has been in the employ of W. A. Privett, was arrested yesterday for robbing his em ployer. He succeeded in getting away with what money there was in sigh, a lady's gold watch and chain, xne silver wutcb, three gold rings and ' some other articles. With a watch and several rings he decorated bis fair dulciana, a singer at the varieties. Some of the gooas were found in her possession, and the young man now languishes in the iurr to await the meeting of the grand jury in Sep tember. Salem Journal, Monday: Charley Bis innrck. suddenly expired this morning at nine o clock, while taking KreuKiast. ne entered the Bon Ton restaurant, sat down to a table aud ordered his breakfast. Sud denly, and without a word, he straight ened bark, gasped a few times and was dead. When he was noticed by the wait er the spark of lite had Bed. The Astorian, on two different occasions has editorially called the attention ottrov I'ennover to the tact mat two prominent. newspapers in the state were publishing lottery advertisements. In its issue of Tuesday that paper says: "The Astorian goes to rress at S :30 A. M. Up to that Hour this morning we naa not nenru irom Gov. Pennover as to what he intends lo do regarding the violatiation of the law orbidding state newspapers to puoiisn lollerv advertisements, it can't be possi ble that his excellency who is so zealous after law breakers is going to overlook this flagrunt dereliction: but it looks a little that way. Railroad Record: There is no reason for alarm among the residents of the JSorth Pacific country at the prospects of an early destruction of our timber supply. l uget tsouna lias isuo mnesoi snme ianu, and all along this line, miles and miles further than the eye can reach, is one vast and almost unbroken forest of enormous trees. The forests are so vast that, al though the sawmills have been ripping 1500,000.000 feet of lumber out of them every year for the past ten years, the open ings so made are mere garden patches. It has been estimated hat at the present rate of consumption there is enough to last a thousand years. Astorian: Yesterday a party of adven turous boys walked out along the Ft. Stevens railroad track beyond the line. sandy beach, and past where the wps were roaring at the bottom of the piles. hen well out to the end of the track they saw an epgine approaching with a tram ot cars. J o go back or jump on was impossible, so they nimbly swung them selves down on the stringers, letting the engine and train go thundering over their heads while below roared the foaming water. It was a case of being "between the devil and the deep sea," hut the good angel that watche3 over boys saved them and pale and trembling they made their way back in safety. From Thursdav's Daily. Hon. A. J. Dufur, sr., of Dufur, is in the city. Mr. A. McLeod, of Kingsley, is in the city. Mr. A. Scott, of Grass Valley, is in the city. Hon. T. W. Slusher came in from Dufur to-day. Tramps are plying their vocations in Walla Walla. Senator Mitchell returned to Portland this morning. There was a light rain in Walla ll'alla last Tuesday. There are no movements in wool during the past week. Mr. Ad. Edgar, the Bill Nye of the North west, is in the city. Mr. E. N. Chandler, of Warnic, arrived in town yesterday. The Spokane Agricultural society will give no exhibition this fall. Mr. G. F. Beers, who has been afflicted with paralysis, is improving. Mr. M. Wallace, assistant route agent of the Pacific Express Uo is in the city. Marshal Gibons reports four drunk-and disordeilys arrested and in the cooler. Mr. Geo. H. Thompson returned this morning from a week's outing at the coast. Mrs. C. If. Taylor, who has been visiting in the city, left lor home yesterday even- mg. Some wheat has been received irom this year s crop, for which Oj cents has been paid. Mr. D. W. Butler, formerly agent at the Warm Springs Indian Agency, is in the city. several freight wagons, heavily loaded. left the Wasco Warehouse for Prineviile to-day. ' Mr. W. J. Condon, who has been spend ing a few days on the beach, returned this morning. A few of our Canadian citiznes were jub ilant yesterday at the victory of La Blanche over Dempaey. Mr. A. C. Stevens and family of Condon, Gilliam county, are in the city visiting rel atives and friends. Mr. J. B. Mowery, of More, is in the city. The wheat harvest was not very en couraging in that vicinity. These mornings and evenings are delight ful. One can inhale the ozone of this alti tude and feel rejuvenated. Mr. R. Eondean, of Kingsley, threshed last week 1100 bushels of wheat from 40 acres, and this is about half a crop. The watermelon comes again, on greedy lips to sweetly melt, and Johnny, teebly, will complain, because it nits below tne belt. Mr. O. C. SteX'ens and wife returned Wednesday from a summer's sojourn in Gilliam county. Mr. Stevens' health is very poor. The sewer from the old mint building, now csed as an engine room and storeroom for the roller mill, is completed and in operation. Last Sunday a gold wire bracelet, with sea bean as bangle was lost. The tinder will confer a favor by leaving the same at this office. The Astoria Transcript is attempting to wake up the dreamers in that city. Broth er, don't disturb them. Sleep is very rest ive, and it is possible the sleepers are tired. Tacoma spent $1500 to entertain the press assotiation of the territory, and this was money well spent, as the pencil-pushers will have kindly feelings toward the City of Destiny. Fire occurred at Tacoma this afternoon, burning four of the best business blocks. but the fare is under control. It originated in a lodging house. The extent of the loss cannot be ascertained. ire are informed that the front of the buildings on the north side of Second street between Washington and Federal is to be changed into a glass front. This is an im provement in keeping with that portion ot the town. Astorian: Last Saturday The Dalles Times-Mountaineer celebrate! its thir tieth birthday. It is a right good news paper and ably and justly exemplifies the daily life of the community in which it i3 published. The transfer of passengers at the Locks, and the boat doing the carrying trade of this vicinity, reminds one of the city before the advent of the railroad, and is indicative of the business which would center at this point if the Locks were finished. Hon. Alf. D. Bowen, well known as the former editor of the Pacific Journal, and also the ulette, is showing the good work of which he is capable on the Astoria Pio neer, of which he is now one of the piopri etors. The paper has much improved since hie connection with it. East Oregonian: R. T. Murdock, who has been operating a steam thresher in harvest fields north of town, has quit work, having found it unprofitable, owing to the general lightness of the crop, to Thresh grain at G and 7 cents per bushel, the farmers refusing to pay more than this hgure. A survey has been ordered of townships 13, 14 and 15 iu the territory opposite this city, snd also of the Col wash trail, and the meandering of the shore. Col. T. S. Lang is engaged in this work now, aud it is or dered to furnish evidence bctore the courts in reference to fishery rights. Baker City Democrat: A man named Charles Dinson confined in the oeuitentiary at Walla Ifulla for highway robbery, was discovered with duplicate keys for several doors of the prison in his possession, baring marvelously manufactured them from very meagre facilities at hand. How the priso ner obtained an impression of the different keys to make them so acurately, is a mys tery, and they were discovered in the nick of time for a general delivery had been planned by the cunning ones. Harney Items: L. Tcrrill, of Crane creek, having built a boat for the purpose, has fully explored the mammoth Malheur cave. Heretofore no one has been able to go further than the water, 300 yards from its entrance, but Mr. T. launched hif boat and paddled into the bowels of the e&rth. He estimates that he went full half a mile on the subterranean river when the over-banging rocks stopped further progress. The width of the stream is about 30 feet, clear and deep, and the scenery along it grancf, According to The Dalless Times-Mountaineer Hon. J. D. Lee can hardly know which one of the boys he is, as that spicy little news-dispenser says: "Hon. J. D.Lee, on the old Wigie place near the fair grounds, brought u two fine clusters of grapes this morning." That w Monday, and that same; day the stalwart form of the Hon. gentleman was plainly visible on our streets. Take It back, brother? Dallas Observer. The grapes were brought to the office by Hon. i. D. Lees proxy his oldest son. The Baker City Reveille says of a certain show which is to exhibit near the freight depot in this city: "The snide outfit that had a stuffed whale on exhibition at the de pot are liberal advertisers, but they never pay a cent. 1 heir advance agent contracts for advertising, the manager to pay for same on his arrival with the show and the manager repudiates any and all contracts unless made bv himself. The newspaper man who is asked to waste printer 8 ink on these bilks should kick them out of his office and then advertise them in their true light." La Grande Journal: The only uniformed rank of Knights of Pythias in Eastern Ore gon has been organized in this city with twentv-seven members. Col. W. T. Hume, of Portland, Grand Chancellor of Knights of Pvthias of Oregon, perfected the organi zation. The following officers were electeu: A. P. fuller, commander; m. Stephens, lieutenant commander; Adam Crossuian, herald; J. B. Thorsou, recorder; A. B. Bailey, treasurer; W. H. Gailand, guard; Ira iaird, sentinel, lhe coinmanciery has been ennstened "Black Prince Division No. o. inis H quite a card ior iia iraiiae ana the enterprising members will doubtles get new acquisitions to their ' ranks from Knights of Pythias living in neighboring towns. Baker Reveille: Our reporter last evening had the pleasure of meeting Air. Miller, one of the Princeton college students who left Baker City early in June for a trip over into the John Dav country. Mr. M. tells us that the students and professors alike have greatly enjoyed their summer "out ing," and will have two wagon loads of rare specimens to be placed on exhibition as a result of their exploration of this marvelous region. Copious notes have been taken of the formation wherein these pre-historic re mains have been embedded for ages, and the whole will doubtless prove a valuable addition to the constantly growing store of results obtainable only through scientific investigation and patient research. The entire party will be in Baker City in a few days on their return home. East Oregonian: A big force is at work on the extension above town, and it is thought that the track will be laid to the head of Webb street by this evening. Agent Cald erhead expects to commence work to-morrow in a temporary depot in the upper end of town. Engine and cars are now over the incline, and are on the bottom this side ot the bridge, where track is being laid rap; idly. There seems to be a strong suspi cion in the minds of some that Pendleton people will awake some fine morning this week and find the track laid down IFebb street that the track builders will work in the night in order to prevent an injunction and consequent delay. This is merely a whispered rumor, however; how true it is remains to be seen. In any event Hunt has a perfect right to come down Webb street, night or day. Astoria Pioneer: A sad case of drowning occurred Monday afternoon up Young's river about a mile and a half this side of the falls. A son of Mr. Harry Hendrickson was the victim. The lad was about 10 years old. He was walking about on a drift of logs that lay in the river not far from his home. He slipped into the water and went down and was not seen again alive. His sister, standing upon the bank, ran and told her father of what had hap pened. The father hastily came to find nothing visible of the hapless youth but his cap floating upon the water, lhe bony was recovered after a time, but it was en tirely lifeless. Mr. Hendrickson, although a resident of this country himself, fcr some years, had only aecently gone back and brougnt bi3 lamny Irom uermany. ineir experience in this casualty is a sad one. From Friday's Daily A gentle zephyr bloweth. "One of the Bravest" Monday night. Mr. H. Hudson, of Dufur, is in the city. Mr. Chas. Mell, of Centeryille, W. T., is the city. Mr. N. W. Wallace, of Antelope, is in the city. The new school house in Gates' addition is not yet completed. MisjC. W. Bice, stock inspector of this county, is in the city. The sere, the yellow leaf has commenced to fall in some places. Third Regiment Armory Monday, mVht a great spectacular play. The street sprinkler keeps the dust well moistened in the streets. Mr. A. Frazier, the principal of Du fur graded schools, is in the city. Mr. Gourlay is prepaiinc ;he assessment lists at his office in the court house. Rev. Father Bronsgeest will hold services at Kingsley Sunday, September 8th; Mr. A. Fargher arrived in the city from a long sheep-drive yesterday evening. Mr. Robt. E. Williams, a former resident but now of Boise City, Idaho, is in the city. Messrs. Saltmarshe and Fargher shipped nineteen carloads of sheep to Chicago last night. Nearly all onr citizens have returned from summer vacations on tne uaacii ana else where. Fall goods are arriving, and our mer chants are receiving large and complete stocks. Court convenes at Heppner next Monday. A number of our attorneys will be in at tendance. All the new school books for introduction and exchange can be had at the Postotfice Book Store. Mr. A. Hemhill lost a valuable horse last week near Dufur by it falling in a well, head foremost. The new opera house is fast nearing com pletion and when done, it will be one wor thy of the name. Next Sunday, September 1st, there will be German religous service at 3 o'clock in the Methodist church. The ladies of St. Peter's Catholic church in this city are making preparations for holding a fair this tall. The stables at the fair grounds are occu pied by different boraes who will take part in the racing contests this fall. Mrs. A. Gray, who has been visiting at her old home in Scotland for several mouths past, returned last Wednesday morning. There were two fights in Antelope daring the past week. No person badly injured, but eyes made somewhat opaque in vision. Misses Mamie and Grace Williams and Mies Bertha Wentz returned yesterday morning trom an extended visit at tne sea side. The bridges between thi3 city and Port land will be in good repair to-night. The west-bound train will go through without transfer. Rain is very much needed by our stock men. Grass is short, and without teed cattle will' begin the winter in very poor condition. A person from Sherman county informed us yesterday that he could buy a certain ine ot goods in this city to a better advan tage thau in Portland. Mr. Chas. E. Ilaight, the restaurant man, aims to excel iu his line. If a hungry mau cannot be satisfied with his spread, lie can not be satisfied anywhere. Sheriff Gray, of Grant county, lost up wards of $140 by the recent stage robbery. This was the first money he sent by regis tered package for five years. Mr. Fargher brought in town yesterday as fine a lot of sheep as have come into this city for some time. He purchased them at different points in the. county. The roads are reported in bad condition. In places there are what are denominated "cht'ck" holes, and these make it danger ous for heavily loaded wagons to pass. Our cp-coui-try exchanges are anxiously desiring ram to dispel the smoke from the forest fires. If tliev enjoyed one of our zephyrs for a few hours smoke would soon disappear. The public examiuation of teachers is in progress, and during a visit this morning. in company with Prot. Irazier, we found a number of teachers busily engaged in an swering the questions. Albany Herald: Wm. Stroud, an East ern Oregon sheep raiser, who had sold his season's clip at Brownsville, wnS robbed of $160 at that place the other day. Brownsville is growing metropolitan. Auction sale of carpets, crockery, glass ware, lamps, stoves, mirrors, parlor and bedroom furniture, etc., at the residence of Mr. Blumauer, on Third street, next Satur day morning August 31st. Sale commences at 10 A. M. Next Saturday morning, Angust 31st, at 10 o'clock an auction will be held at the rsii'ojice of Mr. Blumauer on Third street. when there will be offered for sale, furni ture, mirrors, stoves, carpets, bedding, glassware, etc., - Umatilla House bulletin of to-day says: Boat will arrive from Portland, 4:30 P. M.; leave for Portland, 7 P. M. N. P. No. 2, 'east-bound leave at 5 P.M.; Short Line, No. 3, west-bound, arrive at 6 P. M., and will run through to Portland without trans ter. Mr. C. L. Phillips presented us this week with two very fiue peaches of the ivate Crawford variety, grown on trees three years old in his garden. Mr. Phil lips is a good horticulturist and thorough ly understands the cultivation of plants aud trees. It is forty years to-day since Judge C. N. Thornbuiy first landed on the shores of the racihc. lie arrived at ban ir.mcisco on August 30, 1649, and camped near he site of the present Palace Hotel. Since that time there has been manv and wonder ful changes in the Bay City. W. W. Union: A man named Segle broke jail at Colfax Wednesday evening. The pri.-oners weic receiving the basket con taining their snpyer when Segle suddenly turned aud breaking through the high board fence joining with the iail building, made good ins ctcapc through the ditch route. He has not yet been apprehended by the omcers. The Salmon City Recorder states that surveying party in the employ of the Mid land Pacific railroad has reached there. after being three months coming from Sioux Uity, Dakota, lheir destination is ceattie. The party divided in two parts one going down Sainton river m a boat, and the other over the Lolo trail. They are to . meet in Lewiston. Pendleton Tribune: Last Friday, in Shos hone, Idaho, two ranchers got into a dilli- culty about water. Jack Campbell, sheriff ot .Logan county, arrested them and put ooth in jail. A short time afterward he returned to the jail and found that one had killed tbs other. Dr. Wheeler, coroner of .Logan county, was telegraphed to at Belle- vue to come aud hold an inquest. The will of the late Jos. Shields was filed for probate yesterday. Bv it the deceased left to each of his three nephews, two of whom reside in San Francisco and the other n New York, S20 each; to Mrs. Adelaide Kanoway, of Dalles City, S100, and to Mr. rrank A. Abernethv, of this city, the re mainder. The estate is thought to be of the value of 52000 Mr. T. Baldwin is named as executor. The two fire-plugs on Union street, cor ners of Main anil becond, were tested this afternoon, and worked to perfect satisfac tion. The supply was pumped bv the Blake engine at the Co.'s shops, and the streams were thrown with great force a dis tance of sixty or seventy feet. These will insure great protection to these corners in case of conflagration, and may be the means ot saving considerable property. An emigrant wagon passed through Boise Uity fast week with this old legend in scribed on its coyer: Chinchbugged in I!h- noy; by k toned in Iowa; lilizzenled in Da cot y; Grasshopperied in Kanzis; White- capped in Miasoury; Alkalied in Okler hamer; Rattlesnaked on Snake river; no meat in camp, gun's bustid and dogs all dead, old woman and children chock full of alk-ily, an no grease handy, no grass and liUO milts to water; Puggitt bound or bust! East Oregonian: Fire in the mountains near Meacham, caused by sparks from a locomotive, bas destroyed lumber and timber for R. T. Murdack's saw mill to the value of $10,000. The mill and ad jacent buildings were saved only by a liberal use of wet blankets, ana any quan- tity of hard work. Mrs. N. E. Despain Mr. Todd, Mr. Butts, and others, will lose several hundred dollars each by the de struction of some fine timber on their claims. W. W. Union: At Waitsburg, on Mon day afternoon, about 3 o'clock, the driver on the horse-power on fd. Parker s thresher. called Mr. Simon Taylor up to consult about where to move the machine when done threshing. In stepping tip Mr. Tay lor, made a miss-step catching his right foot in the cog wheels, literally grinding the foot and aukle to pieces. Dr. Hudgin was called. Amputation will be absolutely nec essary, and as he is quite old. the chances are decidedly against him. Goldendale Sentinel: A family consist ing of five or six persons including two men came by the Leverett mill one day last weeK, ana wnue camped tor dinner, one of the men was fooling with a revol ver when it went off shooting the other in the side. Mr. Leverett examined him and located the ball near the rurfaee on one side, it having undoubtedly glanced on a no ana saved tne man's me. lie advised them to come on to Goldendale and get medical assistance, and they started but never put in an appearance here so far as we could learn. Fossil Items. Fossil, Aug. 25, 18S9. Editor Times-Mccxtaixker: Weather dry and smoky. Nearly every well in town has gone dry. The Fossil Journal claims that the drouth did not effect the crops in this lo cality. If it did not, why is it that wheat is worth a dollar a bushel ? Tell the truth and shun lhe devil, Mr. Editor. Stock of all kinds are looking well ; hut grass is not very plentiful, and should there come a hard winter stock will have to live on mountain scenery, black lome ranches and Fossil Journal chaff. Our new postmaster is by birth an Eng lishman. This seems to grind some of our Democratic brethcru to the very heart. By the way we cannot see why they take to heart so, for last November they all voted for cheap raw material. The-ranchers and horse aud cattle men are reaping a rich harvest off the sheep men by suing them for trespass. Accord ing to the decision given in the justice courts of this precinct a man can buy forty acres of school land and without a fence or furrow or any kind of improve ment to show that the land is taken can collect damages enough from the first band of sheep that passes over it to pay for the laud. What a wonder it is that the Fossil Journal don't tumble to the racket and hold this out as an induce ment for land speculators to come this way. We understand that some of the big stock men in this section are working a kind of a scheme to gobble up eight or ten thousand acres ot school land, it appears that nearly all of the school laud that the government has reimbursed to the state in place of that taken by the various Indian reservations, bas been lo cated here in the southern part of this county and. fell into the hands of a few rich stock men. If this be true (which is very likely the case) it is one of the most gigantic land swindles ever perpetrated iu Eastern Oregon. As the purchaser seems - to have the selecting of the land, aud, of course, selects it in such a way as to render other lands adjoining it worth less, which is of course a swindle to the government, the state and the would-be honest and industrious settlers. It is said that one company by some hook or crook has purchased SOtO acres. another 1000, while some individuals have purchased from a00 to bOO acres. Our representatives in congress should look into this matter and see whether an individual has a right to select govern ment lands for the s'ate of Oregon and purchase it at his own price. Partes u. National Theatre. 'Que of the Brayest," with Charles Mc Carthy the fireman hero, was presented last evening to "standing room only." The play, while of the sensational order, is still interesting, telling a natural story and illus trating the life of the old-time firemen. The company presenting the play is more than clever, and the introduction of a num ber of specialties added much to the enter tainment as a whole. Charles McCarthy appeared aa Larry Howard, one of the bravest, and gave a capital rendition ot the character. William Cronin, as Mrs. Gro- gan, provoked rounds of applause and laughter. In the last act, Mr. McCarthy appears in bis old and original impersona tion of Hop Wak, the Chinese laondryrcan. The old set is still very amusing, and neyer fails to create interest, lhe piece was very handsomely mounted. The fire scene, with real horses, steam engines aud life-saving appliances, is one of the finest ever put on the stage. Philadelphia Item. At the Ar mory hall, Monday night, Sept. 2d. Advice to Siotbers. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, for children teething,' is the prescription of one of the best female nurses and physi cians in the United States, and has been used for forty years with never-failing success by millions of mothers for their children. During the process of teething its value is incalculable. It relieves the child from pain, cures dysentary and diar rhoea, griping in the bowels, and wind cohc. By giving health to the child it rests the mother, Price 26 cents a bctt'i, Crop Weather llulletin Xo. 25. Oregon Stale Weather Bureau in co-opera tion with U. S. Sitjnal Service, central office. Portland, Oregon. For week ending Aug. 4, 18X9: The temperature for the past week has been about or slightly below the normal, ranging from 40 to 90 degrees with the mean about CO degrees. Showers of rain fell in the Willamette valley and along the coast on Sunday and Monday. Iu the southern part of Benton county the rainfall was very heavy on Sunday, accompanied by hail. In Linn county, near Albany, bail about the size of a pea fell. There is report of any rain in any other part of the stait. during the week. The showers were beneficial to the grasses and late garden products. Little, if any, damage was done to the sacked wheat or wheat stacks in the fields. The atmosphere was considerably cleared of smoke by the showers and they had a tendency to dampen the forest fires. The sunshine was about normal; the morn ings in Western Oregon being cloudy or foggy for a few hours; in Eastern Oregon generally a cloudless sky prevailed. The wheat harvest is about finished in all sections of the state and reports continue to be received "wheat is turning out better than was expected." The largest yield per acre is reported from Jiuobanl, Marion county, where 6SJ bushels per acre were Obtained; uu bushels per acre inUinn conn ty, and near VV eston, Umatila county. lhese are the highest authentic yields so far reported. The Ecgne River valley has a much larger yield than was expected. The Umpqua valley witl export more wheat this year than last. The whole Willamette valley will have more wheat to export than last year, the same tor the Grande Konde, Indian and other valleys of Marion county. The wheat in these sections is of good qual ity, averaged sized grain and nlump. Mor row county wiil export more wheat than ever before, though iu quality slightly poorer. The increased acreage was very great there. Il'asco, Sherman and Gilliam counties will have a greatly reduced yield and of very poor quality, though even here there are exceptions. Umatilla county has in places good yields, in others very poor. Some claim for this county that there will not be over one-fourth the usual amount of good milling w heat. Future figures alone can determine that. Some fields were not worth cutting for even hay; some yielded eight bushels per acre, but most fields aver aged more. The total number of bushels of wheat produced this year in Umatilla county will most likely surprise those who have been predicting sujh a wonderfully short crop. llie price of wheat is gradually rising. but little is being sold. Sixty cents iu Eastern Oregon (at Pendleton) and 05 cents in the Willamette valley are at present the maximum prices ottered by buyers for Al wheat. The present outlook for the hop crop places it about SO per cent, of an average crop, but better in quality. lhe fruit crop oontmues to yield enor mously. Peaches, pears, prunes, etc., are very plentiful. lhe hay crop is generally short in east ern and extreme Southern Oregon. Good crops were hid in the Willamette and Ump qua valleys, and along the coast. 1 he rivers are falling rapidly water is becoming tcarce in Eastern Oregon, even the Snake riyer indicates a failure. P. S. Paoce, Obseryer U. S. Signal Service. Asst. Director Oregon W. B. The liOne JZishTvaj mnn. Baker City Democrat. Late last Sunday evening on a warrant issued by United Saatcs Commissoner Farn- ham and placed in the hands of Deputy U. S, Marshal Harper, a man by the name of J. J. Page was arrested for the crime of robbing the U. S. mail on its passage be tween Canj on City aud Baker City which occurred on the 17th nit. The prisoner was at once committed to jail and yesterday morning was arraigned before Commissioner Farnham and placed under $500 bonds pending his examination which is set for Wednesday morning. The prisoner has been in and about Baker City for the past two months following the occupation of sporting, and while his asso ciates have, been those of the tinhorn fra ternity, he has been generally looked upon as a little better than that class. Preced ing the stage robbery he went to Cracker City, as did many others of the sporting class, to be on hand for the pay day of the Eureka & H,xcelsior Mining company, and it is positively asserted that Page was deal ing stud poker in one of the saloons there the night before and the evening of the stage robbery, and that he was not out of town the day or evening of the robbery which took place between five and six o'clock in the evening upwards of fifteen miles distant from Cracker City. The de scription of Page, however, somewhat tal lies with that of the robber as given by ths driyer and passenger of the stfge at the time of the "hold np," aud other circum stantial evidence is said to be in the posses sion of the officers. At the present time it looks very much as though the wrong man was under arrest, and this is the general opinion expressed. An Infraction of Law. Astorian. The Astorian notices in three prominent state exchanges the advertisement of the Louisiana lottery. The advertising agent lias repeatedly sent the Astorian the adver tisement which has been repeatedly de clined, for uo other reason than the tollow iofh section ibs.s Oregon statutes: It any person shall advertise any lottery ticket or share in such ticket, or any writing, token, or other device as is mentioned in section 18S0 (659) for sale, either by himself or an other, or shall in any way iuyit.3 or entice, or attempt to invite or entice another to purchase or receive the same, or shall set up or exhibit any sign, symbol, or emblem- itic or other representation .ot a lottery. where such ticket, share, thereof, writing, token, or other device can be purchased or obtained, such person, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county iail not less than one month nor more than six months, or by fine not less than twenty dollars nor more than two hundred dollars." This is the law and it should be observed. The law doesn't prevent people from buy ing the tickets; nearly a thousand dollars a month is spent in Astoria alone for tickets in the Louisana lottery, but it does forbid newspapers advertising the lottery and our contemporaries should observe it. lhe Astorian usually has enouga to do to mind its own business without minding how its esteemed contemporaries manage their affairs, but this thing is getting a little tiresome. J he adyt. pays big, it is the best paying advertisement going, and the entire state press should observe the law. and those violating it should be pun ished, or else the law should be repealed. That's business. Will Duncan's murderer. Union Republican. The trial of Arthur Redmond, the brutal murderer of (Cilliam G. Duncan, of this county, will take place next month at Huron, Dakota territory. While the evi dence against Kedmond is circumstantial in its nature, it is so conclusive that there appears no chance of his escrping the gel- lows. Deputy Marshal Harris who has taken a great interest in the case, since the discoyery of Duncan s body, has secured evidence against Redmond of such a nature that will conclusively fasten the atrocious crime upon him. Recently the saddle nsed bv Duncan, was found in the river near where the body was secreted.it haying been thrown in the stream by Kedmond who dared not take it with him in his flight after suspicion bad been aroused against him. Deputy Harris has also traced otner crimes to Redmond, particularly that of horse stealing, and has not only secured the stolen animals but also the direct evidence of Redmond's guilt. Mr. Charles Duncan and Mrs. Dunham Wright, of Medical Springs, brother and sister of the murdered man, will leave for Huron next week, to be present at the trial of their brother's murderer. Valuable Information. The August number of the West Shore Magazine contains a great-store of informa tion about various portions of Oregon and Idaho, with many illustrations of prominent buildings and residences in Salem, Joseph, Enterprise and Baker City, Oregon, which places are specially described, as well as Weiser, Caldwell, iSoise and rocatello, Idaho. A most interesting article, fully illustrated, IS tua, uu uis uuiuuiatHiia vl the celebrated San Juan lime, at Kocne Har bor, Hrash. Accompanying the number is Children Cry for a large tinted supplement containing numer ous engravings ot scenes in and about I quina bay, one of Oregon's favorite sea coast summer resorts, and ot special interests the oceon terminus of the Oregon Pacific ranroau, wnicn win soot become the Pa cific end of a new transcontinental route. An. interesting article descriptive of tha region appear." in the magazine. Iu tl number the liett thore fully sustains its reputation of being the best and only relia- uie means oi making known the resources, Deauties and advantages ot the great north west to the thousands who are anxiously seeking such information. Each number contains special descriptions and illustra tions ot several localities, besides a great amount ot iniorn.ation about the new en terprises on foot throughout the entire northwest. Send 5 cents for a sampi copy to the publisher, L. Samnel, Portland, Oregon. Subscription, SJ.50 a year, in eluding a large supplement each month. Surrounded by Flames. Montana Missoulian. J. Bloom and Louis Sitf started from Murray to Missoula witn two wagons and four horses, and arriyed after a perilon trip. They had been looking for a location iu some of the new mining camps iu which to start in the mercantile business. They had been warned at Murray that the jour ney would be dangerous one on account of the forest fires raging along the line from there to Thompson. Nevertheless, they ventured. Alter they had lett Litcletield, Idaho, a few hours they heard the roar of the flames, and urged their teams asrapidlv as possible. The speed of the horses was slow compared with the rapidity at which the fire traveled. aiJed bv a eood brecza. Bloom and S:ff were overtaken and leaving their team in a deep ravine ran for shelter in a deserted tunnel, which hap pened to be in dense timber. Their place of reftjge was entirely surrounded by fire, and it was five days before they were able to get out. The worst feature of imprisonment was that thev were entirelv sum on irom tneir wagons containing th provisions, and it was impossible for them to ooiam iood. mere was a small spring in the tunnel, from which thev obtained water, but were without food nearly all of the i'. . iU-.' J . , , -. . 1 flames had burned out thev found that two 'i.c ujva ul ii u r cuunoemenc. vi nen ma oi their horses had perished, and the other wo were in a sad plight. Thev came on to lhoinpsou where they left the rig. letters A.tvertiRea. The following is tha list of letters re maining in The Dalies postoffice, uncalled for Saturday, August 31. 18S9. Persons ailing for these letters will please give the date on which they were advertised. Armstrong, A E Brown, U E Crabtree, Etta Curtis, Chas Badger, L (2) Brown, Frank Cook, Mary Karris, Alibie Garner, Mr Highland, N C Jurjens, Peter (2) Kempton, F Mans, Geo L McKaj Donald Miller, Fred Nayarittie, My Ulson, W O Neal, Jno Peck, W H Ritchman, Jas Sorennier, Chris Skelton, C K Thompson, Hugh Welch, Frank (3) Yonng, Archie J. B. CnossES, P. M. Grace, Wm Hart, J C Johnson, Jno E (2) Kaser, Adolf Lane, D A Mans, Mrs Minnie Merwin, Susie Moore, Jno W Nicholson, James Oner, Capt Paquet, Florence Propet, Laura Russell, E K Stevens, S C & Co Smith, Harry Walker, J E Young, Rob A Card to the rubltc. Olympia S. Murray, M. D., female spec ialist. Has practiced on the Pacific coast for the past twenty-five years. A life time devoted to the study of female troubles, their causes and cures. I have thousands of testimonials of permanent cures from tha best people on this coast. A positive guar- nftice tn nprmannnllv .tin nm. ,..,.. ,.t female weakness, no matter how long stand - yW - 1 mg or what the stage mav be. Charges' reasonable aud within the reach of all. For the benefit of the very poor of my sex who are Buttering irom any ot the great multi- f. tuile of ailments that follow in the train of that terrible disease known as female weak- uess, and who are not able to pay for treat ment, I will treat free of chaige. Consul tation by mail, free. AH correspondence strictly confidential. Medicines packed, boxed and sent by express with charges pre paid for "home" treatment, with specific directions for use. If you are suffering from any female trouble, periodically or constantly, addrecs, Oltmpia S. Murray, M. D. 17agly East Portland. Oregon. Abandonment of Fort Walla Walla. W. W. Union. A Union reporter interviewed Colonel Clendinin relative to the report that he had recommended the abandonment of Fort I Fa 11a H'alla. In answer he said that the four companies in the garrison will go into camp on the Umatilla reservation in about a month, and will not be returned unless the water is permitted to run down Garri son creek, and in the event of the post be ing disbanded only one company of "dis mounted men will be left at the garrison, consisting of forty-six men. The Second Cavalry band will be taken away also. The colonel says that there are other places wanting the troops, aud posxibly a post will be made in the Yakima district The pres ent cavalry force, if they do not return, will be ordered to headquarters at Van couver and from tbence be distributed around to different parts of this division. Col. Clendinin states that he has recom mended abandonment because the people are so "pigish" that they will not look to law or Older on anything else. There is nothing yet decided od. Dnfor Foblic School, Onfur, Oregon. This school will open September 2, 1SS9 with Mr. Aaron Frazier as teacher, and with tho usual vacations, continue ten mouths. The aims of this school' will be: 1. To give boys and girls the elements of a solid English education. 2. To fit those desiring to teach for the work. 3. To prepare the youth of both sexes for a useful life. The bulding as refitted and furnished will afford accommodations for a considerable number more thai the resident pupils, so that those who may desire to ayail them- slves of the benefits of the school can be accommodated. For terms and other particulars address or inquire of Johnston Bros, at the post- office, Menefee & Sons, Aaron Frazer or to the nndersigned board of directors. D. E. Thomas, M. Heisleb, C. H. Stocguton, Directors, J. tv. Kay. of Butter Crei-k, Slisslrg. East Oregonian. Mrs. Laura Bay wants to know the whereabouts of her husband, J. W. Kay, who left his home at the head of Little Butter creek, near what is known as the Big Potts, on Wednesday morning, August 21st, to be away until noon of the same day, Mr. Ray is a light complexioncd man, wears a heavy red moustache and weighs about m pounds, tie was dressed in a yellowish brown coat and vest, overalls and a white slouch hat. He claims to be 30 years of age. A reward will be paid for information as to his whereabouts. Address, Mrs. Laura Rat, Hidge, Oregon. Rrdarcl Itntes. The following has been received by the O. it. &. N. Co.'s agent'in this city: August 21, 18S9. W. C. Allawav, Esq., Agent, Dalles, Or., Dear Sir: Yours of the 20th regarding rates for Wasco county fair. We will make a rate of one and one-fifth fare for round trip from all principal points in Oregon to Dalles and return; tickets will be on sale Sept. 21st to Sept. 24th inclusive, good for return until Sept. 30th. Yours truly, A. L. Maxwell, G. P. & T. Agent. Cure for Files. Itching Piles are known by moisture like perspiration, producing a very disagreeable itching after getting warm. This form as well as blind, bleeding and protruding piles, yield at once to the application of Dr. Bosanko's Pile Remedy, which acts directly upon the parts affected, absorbing the tumors, allaying the intense itching and effecting a permanent cure. 50 cents. Ad dress The Dr. Bosanko Medicine Piqua, O. Sold by Blakeley & f lark, Co., Bncklen s Arnica Halve. The best salve in the world for cuts bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, feve. sores, tetter, chapped bands, chilblains corns, and all skin eruptions, and positively cutes piles, or no pay required. It is guar anteed to give peifect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Snipes & Kinersley. Pitcher's Castoria. Hllbra Items. August 10, 1S6U rjorroa Times-Mocxtaishr: Please allow me space in your valuable papsr to state a few facts as regards the yield of wheat and barley in this part of Sherman county. I noticed an item in the Observer of the 10th stating that the wheat harvest still continues and large quantities are being delivered to t'le warehouse, also says the market has an upward tendency and little wheat is being sold, and also says oats and barley is yielding well, but rather light iu weight, and he further states in recent issue that Sherman county is able to take care of itself. There is no use for man to publish such stuff when figures show that the average yield will only be about 2 bushels of wheat per acre and barley only about 1 sack per acre.a ui wheat and bnr.t y is very light aud is not fit for market and hardly for seed. There is abcut i of the acrage of this county that will not be threshed at all. Some of the farmers are cuting the little short stuff for cow feed; some of them get one ton of that stuff to every four acres. The farmers are trying to get something to keep their stock from starving this winter. They look for a hard, cold winter on stock and are trying to prepare for it. I think if the editor would go out in the county and try to collect a few bills he would never attempt to write another piece as he did on his issue of Aug. 9th. I will give you the names of some of our best farmers who live in the best part of Sherman county and who sowed their grain last fall and on the very best ground the best condition (summer tallow ground): ihomas J-arra, 'JO acres wheat, threshed 200 sacks: George Meader, 40 acres wheat, threshed 78 sacks; H. S. Mc Daniel, 50 acres wheat, threshed 150 sacks; Caplain Moore, 50 acres wheat, threshed 170 sacks: H. S. McDaniel, 20 acres barley, threshed 25 sacks; John Moury, 25 acres barley, threshed 40 sacks; John Moores wheat will average about b or 7 bushels per acre. The above farmers have as good wheat as there is in Sherman county. There is two threshing machines in this part of the coun ty and they only i an about 7 or 8 days. H e don t write this to cast reflection on Sherman county or the Observer; all we want is to get the truth before the people who are making inqurics about this cnuutv and thinking of couiiug here. There is a number of our farmers who sowed a great deal of spring grain and none of it will bo cut as it is just burned down to the ground. Some of the faruiers will be able to pull thrcugh but a great many will have to seek employment elsewhere. Old settlers say it is the first failure siuce the settlement of the county, and we hope it will be the last one. Ihere is not a man iu the southern part of this county who wilt cut or thresh one bushel. I don't know what a great many of them will do for seed. Thev have got nothing to buy with some of them have soma stock but there is nothing to buy it with. Wheat being their only crop that they depend upon. I think the situation is worse than Johnstown, because those that did survive the flood could get work and tUoje that live here haye to leave their fam ilies and seek employment elsewhere. This failure is not only in Sherman county but all over Eastern Oregon. Some thought they ould get a pretty fair yield, but when they came to thresh it showed a shortage t lbout i to & of their calculations. This true and if any one doubts it come and take a look, and talk with seme of our best men. S. B. W. ORX. HOOPER In Astoria, Ung. 19, to tha wife o.' U. C. Hooper, of Bakeoven, Wascu county, a daughter. ,OWSON-To the wife of Frank Lowson in thu city. NAug. 27. a wu. L IIEI. ACKSON- I n this city, Geo. Jackson, aged alou (15 voars. 4 Executor's Notice to Creditors. Notice is hereby given that the nndersigned ha been duly appointed executor ot the last will and testameut, of Joseph Shields, late of Dalles City. Oregon, now deceased, and that letters testamentary have been duly issued to him. All persons indebted t said enUte aro requested to make immediate settle ment ; and all persous having claims against it must present them to me, dulv verified, at the (law otHct of Mays ft Huntington, in Dalles City. Oregon, within six mjnths from the djte of the first publica tion hereof. Dated at The Dalles, Oregon, this Aug. 30th, 1S89. TiMirrny Baldwin, Fxecutorof the last willlud testament of Joseph Shields. 4w. Third Regt. Armory. ONE NIGHT OSLY, Monday, Sept. 2. Prices 50c. ami 1.00. Eox sheet now open at regular place. Charles McCarthy's ONE OF THE BRAVEST Bv E. E. PRICE, Eiq. The vena tile Character Actor and Comedian, Charles McCarthy, As LAtlUY HOWARD, the Fireman. Supported by a First-class Company of Comedians including, Th Great WILLIAM CRONIV Tho Only. Special Scenery and flect9. Greatest Fire Seine ever Produced. SEW KOXUS. SEW BAXCF.H. The Dalles National Bank, OF DALLES CITY, OR. President, Cashier, ....Z. F. Eoofly, ...M. A. Moody, General BanMng Business Transacted ' Sight Exchange sold oa NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, PORTLAND, OR. J3T Collections nude on favorable term at all stlMe point. Absolutely Pure. h s ro-vder nover vane. A mmrvel of n irllv 4trnir.a and wl otcsome ifijw. Morn m nn nlr-Al than th-) ordinary kind-, an 1 cannot be sold in oom- pe-nioii with tho multitide of loir toit, abort wuuht. alnm or l ho-nlmtj powder. Sold on y in cans. Rural rijkinv Towd ir Co., 10B Wall at., S. Y Fire at Knfuo. We received the following dispatch this afternoon : Grants, Aug. 21, 1S8P. Jons Micuell, Editor Tmna-MocxTAiNKR: A. A. Urquhart and Co.'s general mer chandise store et Wallace wa? entirely destroyed by fire to-day, alpo residence one block distant. Urouhart was on the Sound and lib partner. Jones in Tho Dalles. Some insurance. Cause, incen diary enemies. C. When Baby was sick, wo cave her Castoria, When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria, When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria, When she had Children, she gave them Cactoria, Electric Bitten. This remedy is becominir so well known'md so popular as to need no special mention. AU who have used Eleetrie Bitters hint the same song of praise, A purer medicine does rot exiat and ft i gutranteed to do all that is claimed. Electric titters will cure all diseases of the liver and kidneyr, wilt remove pimples, boils, salt rheum and other affeo tlons caused by impure blood. Will drive ir.atarla from the system and prevent as well aa cure all malarial fovers. For cure of headache, conetipation and indigestion try Electric Bitters. Entire satis faction guaranteed, or money refunded. Price 60c and H pit bottle at 8ni;n Itinerary's drug store. Their Bualneos Boomuifr. Probably no one thing has cauaed such a general revival of trade at Snipes & Kinersly'a diug store aa their giving away to their customer of so many free trial bottles of Dr. King's New Diraovery for Consumption. Their trade is simply enormous in this very valuable article, from the tact that it al ways cures and never disappoints. Coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, croup and all throat and lung diseases quickly cured. You can teat It before buy in? by gutting; a trial bottle free, huge six (1. Every bottle warranted. THE OLD JSgrABLISHEO COLUMBIA BREWERY Second St., East End, AUGUST BUOHLEB, PHOP. Ha been refitted throughout with tha LATEST IMPROVED MiCHIMY, And is now manufacturinfr the Best Keg and Bottled Beer ...and "Porter to Eao tcroj Oregon . Mr. Buehlar alwiys aim f oadopt the latest brew ' ing appirntwyand w.ll furnish his c. atom era bea equal to any in ti ll market: - - . . wtf THE DALLES Marble Works, C. J. Smith, Prop'r. Buy at Home and Save Freight and Agent' Commissions. Lock Box 218. THE DALLES, OREGON. PIONffiER-.-GROCERY, GEO. RUCH, Proprietor. Northwest corner of Second and Washington It CIIELAJPESX place in The Dalle for all kind! of , GROCERIES FLOUR, GRAIN WILLOW-WARE, &U Toankful for favor in th past, I would respect fully (olloM aoooUnuanceof th aam. - GEOKOU BUCK. H. GLENN, I again at his old stand and ha oa hand I M IE, FINEST BKAKD OF ENGLISH CEMENT. Tank of all sizes, from 1CO0 to 40,000 gallon, mad to order. 1ST Contracts for all kinds of Luildings taken at the loweut figures. HENRI L. KUCE, Manufacturer of and dealer in Harness and Saddlery, Second St., near llood's Warehouse, THE DALLES, - - . OREGON All Work iNfar.tion. j Quran teed to dilve Sat- Q. T.THOMPSON. A.W. PAKOBER. THOMPSON & FARGHER. General Blacksmiths, Near Mint building, Second St. Horse-Sio)ing and General Jobbing a Specialty. Prices reasonable aud to suit tho time, t The Celebrated French Sire, ' wtor,reed "APHRODITINE" ZZZX. Is Solo on a P08ITIVE GUARANTEE to euro any form of ncrvou disease, or any disorder of the c-cnenitivo or gans of cither ' ... ...!...!.... ..... IniiiK from the AFTER BEFOfcE exi.cn.-ive use of stimulants. Tobacco or oninm. or through youthful indiscretion, over Indolg eucc, Ac, such hs Loss of Brain Power, Wakeful ness, Itenrinir down I'nins iu the Back, Hcininat Wciiknewi, Hysteria. Nervous Prostration Nocturn al Emissions. Iucorrha?a, Dizziness, Weak Meia ory. Loss of Power and Iniioteiicy, which if ne clectcd often lead to premature old ace aud Insan ity. Price 11.00 a box. 6 boxes for S5.00 Scut by mail on rereipt of price. A WKITTKN iUAR ANTEE tor every 15. 0 order, to refund the money if a l'ermaneut cure is not effected. Thousands of testimonials from old and young:, of both sexes, permaucntlv cured bv AriiRoniTiKK. Circular free. Address THE APHRO MEDICINE CO. WESTERN BRANCH, BOX 27 PORTLAND, OB BLAKELEY & CLARK, Druggists, BOLE AGENTS FOB THE DALLES, OBF.COS, v 7 - .A O