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Wkt BIOPSTAISEEB, VleXXX XlHBS-MOUaiTAiaiEEH, - VIII THE DALLES, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1890. CONSOLIDATED 1882. NUMBER 22. h J. PRINTED EVERY SATURDAY John micueu, editor akd pkcprietoh. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Single copy, one year.... , 2"?J Eiugl copy Mi montus.... SS-Tenus Btrictlv in advance 1.00 k-nfmtd at the Pottatfi.ee at The Dalle, Or., at Second Can Matter for trantmurion through the mailt. LlSf OF STATE AND COUNTY OFFICIALS. " Governor S. Pennover Secretary of State O. W. McBnde Treasurer Geo-W. w eDb Superintendent of Public Instruction.. K. P. McEIroy Senators J.' H. Mitchell n.ii,i ... B. Hermann State Printer Frank Baker 'it:tv. Fherlfl. ...... Geo. Herbert Clerk U.Th.nipson Treasurer... .' Ho. Kuch J George A. Young Commit timers u. a. Leaveiu Assessor . ". H Gourlay Surveyor E. F. Sharp Bunerint lieDl ol Public School .... A. C. Couneily Coroner : William Micbell. Professional C rds. D B. J. G. BOTD. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. i he Dalles, Oregon. Office Rooms 8 and 6. over Moody & UcLeod's store, corner 2d and Washington Sis. Residence North side Fourth St., near Lincoln. Oils in city or country answered at all hours. J. . ROKDO. . COSDCS QONDON a. CONDON, Attorneys at Law. Office On Court street, opposite the Old Court House, The Danes, or. -ft. THOMPSON, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Omen Next door to U. 8. Land Office. Will practice in all Courts, and in the U. S. Land Office. Collections promptly attendee to. D StDDALL D. D. 8. Nitrous OxiJe or 3 . Laughing Gat Given For Painless extraction of Teeth. Rooms, sign of I the Golden Tooth, Second Street. DB . F. TCt'KEB, DENTIST. f)ffl..nraiPMiu)i ft Oxh'm Rank. 49-Nitroos Oxid and Vitiiized Gas given for painless extracting. DR H. LOGAN. .- . i Rooms 2 aid 3 in Land Office Building. 0. HOLL1STER, Phvaiman anil Snreeon, Rooms over Dalles National Bank . Office hours 10 A.M. to 14 M., and from 2 to 4 P.M. . Residence West end ot Third street. Q D. DOASE, M. D, Physician and Snrgeon, The Dalles, Oregon Orncs Over French & Co. s Bank. Rbsiducc Over McFarland & ' French's. JJ L. WATERS, II. D., Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon. Gra-luate of the HiUmeman Medical College of Philadelphia. Office in Max Vogt Co. s block, upstairs. D R. S. B. WALTER. Physician and Surgeon. Diseases of Children a speciality. Sherman Co., Oregon. Erskinsville r r MATS - s i DoaTissToa M AYS fc HUNTINGTON, Attorneys at Law, Office In French's Building, Second St, between Washington and Federal. R F. HOKE, ATTORSEV AT LAW. over Postoffice. The Dalles. Room 5, apSdaw Dalies, Oregen. aprie-wtf x. b. nnrua. eso. WATKJjia. J-jUFUB WATKINS, . Attorneys-at-Law. TJOTARY PUBUC. Rooms over Moody a McLeod's store, next door to Fishs. Bardon s, Washington St. ' "gENNETT WILSON. Attorneys at Law, Office in Schanno's building, upstairs. The Dalles ... Oregon. I. STOET. W. L. BJUMHAW. S' TORY & BRADSHAW, Attorneys at Law. The Dalles, Oregon. J. O. KOONTZ, Real Estate, Insurance and Ijoan Agrent i.mbinrtba Scottish Union and National In surance cimpany of Kdiuburgh, Scotland, Capital H0.090.0u0. . Valuable Farms near the City to sell on easy terms. Office over Post Office, Tbe Dalles, Or. -arrCOV & MoCOY. BARBERS. Second Street, VI nvt door to MaeEarcbern 4 MacLeod's. The Tipt .hiLv- the nobhiea hair-cut and most health ful baths. ipSd&w GEO. ANDERSON, bavAUaJt ALL KINDS OF GUNS, Revolvers. Ammunition. Flshinj Tackle, Pocket Cutlery, Raaors, etc., etc. Repairing and New Work done to Order. Bccond Street THE DALLES OREGON Ladies, Attention! A Slew Invention for Dress Cntttins. A. Self-Instructor That can be used by a man or woman, and which gives a perfect fit. Price of scale, including a key of full instructions, S3 SO. Can be had by calling on or addressing au3-S9 MRS. C. L. PHILLIPS The Dalles, Or, GEO. P. MORGAN, IIOOM O. Land Office Building. Is agent for California Insurance Co, of San Francisco S-uartliaw. of London. .Lyea. o London. PAUL KREFT, Artistic Painter and House Decorator, The Dalles, Orernn. House Paiutinr and Decorating a Specialty Na Inferior and cheap work done; but good, lasting work at tne lowest price, tihop-adj .ii.iiig portotfice on Second Street. MT. HOOD SAMPLE ROOMS. ' Best Kentucky Whist y from Louisville. V-ry Best Key West Cigars, Cest of Wine. English Porter, Ale and Milwaukee Beer always on band. VAETZ & PUN nr. .aprS-d If THE D ALL 23. i Sfiaeellaneoua. WANTED! Lly eld friends and the public, one and all to come and see me in the ON UNION AND RAILROAD STS, Where one can fret all the comforts' of Home. My rooms are furnished With Sprint Beds, and the Tables second to none in the city. Price tame M before. Meals 25 cents; Lodging 25 cents. T- T. NICHOLAS, Frop'r. NEPTUNE Parte sni H hmf 110 Front Street, THE DALLES, - - OREGON. CHAS. FRAZER. PROPR 13" None but the most skillful artists em ployed. Hot and Cold and Shower Baths for the comfort of patrons. At the old stand of R. Lnsher. R. E. Saltmarshe w A T -r A-VflATT HfTrlTIrl USl rJuD 51UM Innuo, WILL PAT THE HighestCash Price for Hay and Grain. DEALER IN ' LIVE STOCK. L. RORDEN & CO., DEALERS IN Crockery & Glassware LAMPS CHANDELIERS AND FIXTURES Rogers Bros'. Platedware, I X Li Pocitet Cutlery. J. Russell fc Co's Table Cutlery, Keen Kutter Shears and Scissors, ggTEvery One Warranted., CIGARS AND TOBACCO, SMOKERS' ARTICLES, Fancy Goods and Notions, Iron Wheel Wagons; Bicycles; Bird Cages; Agents for tne Mew uome, w mte ana itoyai sc.ionu sew ing Machines, Needles and Attachment for every Machine. Picture Frames in stock or made to order. Trees! Trees! Trees! FRUIT TREES t Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees and Timber Culture Trees Ornamental Slirnhbery. Roses! ltoscs! Greenhouse Plants, We have on hand at this date a few hundred Italian and Petite Prunes, which we offer at reasonable pnecs by tne nunorea. THE CELEBRATED NEW PLUM, We offer 25 cents each. Don't be btunbugged by pavincr $1 for them, for we warrant ours to be genuine MAULAMA. Also, CABBAGE and TOMATO PLANTS in largo i supply. eena lor vauioue ana prices. Auaress, THE JEWETT NURSERIES ldse White Sainton, W. T. EealEstateJnsurance I 0 Collection Agency. Third Bt., in Opera Honse Block. Agent tor the Northwest Fire and Marine InsuranceCo., Best Home Company on the Coast. Also Agent for Aetna Life and Pacific Surety, Accident Insnrance Companies. Having been appointed correspondent for he Lombard Investment Co. I am prepared to make Lnans on good Rea Estate Security in Wasco and Gilliam Counties, i Iso in n asmncton Territory. 11 you WAiSTT MONEY Call on or address C. E. BAYARD, The Dalles, Ogn. Notary Public and Commissioner of Deeds for Wash- - nsnon territory. FOB ICE CREAM AND ICE COLD SODA WATER, -GO TO- ll l 104 Seoond Street. Cram & Corson, Props. MacEacta $ MacLeod Have Just Received a LARGE STOCK 6) FURNISHING GOODS. HHTS. SHOeS. GTC Jkl From Manufacturer. ggTCall and see them at 12 Second Street J m-U J FAGAN MERCHANT TAILOR Saltings of sU kinds, imported and lomeaUc oa hand. FIT WARRANTED. Hois but thi bat of labir employed and sail etion guaranteed I6W GOllilDDia M0I61 The Columbia Caody Factory Banks.' The Dalles National Bank, OF DALLES CITY, OR. President,.; Z. F. Moody, Cashier, M. A. Moody General Banking Business Transacted. Sight Exchanges soldon NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, PORTLAND, OR 9" Collections made on favoiabl rms at all a sible points. ! French&Co.sBankers. THE DALLES. OREGON. Transact a General Bauiing Business. Collections Made at all Points on Favorable Terms. letters or Credit issued, available in all parts of the United States. gySierht Exchange and Telctnaphic Transfers sold on Aew lore, Chicago, St. Louis, ban rrancisco, Portland, Seattle and Walla Walla, W. T., and va rious points in Oregon and Washington Territory D. P. THOMPSON, President. . S.SCHENCK, Vice-President H. M. BEALL, Cashier, I FIRST NATIONAL BANK. (Successor to) SCnENK & BEALL. BANKERS, TRANSACTS A REGULAR BANKING BUSINESS, BUY AaD SELL EXCHANGE. COLLECTIONS CAREFULLY MADE AND PROMPTLY ACCOUNTED Foil. DRAW ON NEW YORE, SAN FRANCISCO AND ruttiLii), Directors t D P Thompson, T W Rmeks, J S Bounce. Georos a Lixbb, H M Hull feh Miaoellantaons E. B E CK, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER . . . Next to 1st Nat. Bank. Always on hand tbe latest styles ot jewelry. clocks, watches, etc., at tbe lowest prices. If you wane something lasting and handsome, give Beck tne teweier a can. menxr J. FREIMAN, THE LEADER IN THE SOOlj " fl.Tlfl - fill OA I Trade, , , SOLE AGENT FOI LAIRD, SCH0BER & MITCHELL, HANAN & SON, EDWARD C. BURT. and the W. L. DOUGLASS Celebrated $3.00 Shoe. nm imi in' W.LUUuULAbi $3.00 SHO 0TT0h gy Goods sold Cheaper than ever. XAiniue the fine stck on hand. Call and J. Freiman, Schanno's Briek. Meeond Htreet We Are Here And to Stay AT OUR HEADQUABTERS With a Large Stock of Staple Groceries, Flour, Bacon, Hams, etc., etc. -ALSO Tiiuothj, Wheat and Wild Hay OA HTQ "R A T? T "p V I - A XJaJA. L-tl-j I , Bran, Rolled Barley, etc OUR STOCK IS A 1 IN OUALTTT AND quantity, which we are Dleased to offer you at y.ry low prices for cash or country produce. Call and see for yourselves. We mean what we say and you a-Ul Botloy. e BROOKS & BEERS TELEGRAPHIC. PORTUGAL DCE3 NOT YIELD TO ENGLAND, Lisbon, Jan. 2. At the opening of the cortes the klnir announced tbt the fortirrn relations of (he kingdom were all that could be desired. He reviewed the progress made in the African colonies ot Portugal. The kirig said : "The patn otic aspirations ot Great Britain to extend her vast possessions in Africa have been met at several points by the hxed design of Portugal to maintain her authority over the regions that Portuguese were the first to discover and open to Chris tianity end commerce, ant where the Portuguese- authorities have exercised jurisdiction and influence sufficient to in dicate incontestable possession. Mvgnv eminent will endeavor to convince the British government of onr right, hoping to obtain au equitable adjustment ot ail legitimate interests." ANARCHY IN PRACTICE. New York, Jan. 4. In Brooklyn to day the discovery was made that Louis M. Franker., an anarchist, had choked bis child to death, poisoned and then shot his wife, and when discovery made retri bution certain, killed himself. For two days and nights he had eaten and slept alongside ot the decomposing bodies of bis wile and child, lhis morning a man went to the shanty to get bis washing, the dead woman being a laundress, but could get no response to his knocks. He notified the police, and an officer raised the front window and climbed in. As he did so, a maniac with matted nair and beard bounded Irom a rear room, and, pointing a revolver at the officer, told bim to get out. The police man retreated, but, hearing a pistol shot a moment later, returned and in the snanty made the terrible discovery noted above. The child had been strangled to death witn a rope. The interior of the shanty gave evidence that Mrs. Franken was a neat housekeeper. Mrs. H ranked sympathized with ber husband, and when he said the entire family would be better off dead than alive, she agreed with bim. She sug gested that he poison her, and with this end in view Franken' purchased Paris green. He tells this in one of the letters he left. In it be also says he was insane. was driven so by poverty and the pros pect of never being able to better his condition. On Tuesday the wife cleaned nn the house and then drank a. doe of Paris green. When she began to suffer, rolling on the bed in intense agony, she begged pltiousiy lor reuet, and f ianken put a bullet in her biaio. Then the child was called into the room. Holding the innocent in his arms, lie drew a clothes line about its neck and pulled it taut, and kept it so while watch ing the poor child's feeble struggles. Tighter and tighter was the rope drawn until it cut into the yielding flesh, when the lather tied it, and laid the dead babe beside its mother. Then Franken's cowardice manifested itself, aud be did not kill himself. Since Tuesday he bad cooked bis own meals and lived alone with the dead, only kil ling himself when be was about to fall I into the bands of the law. The letters which he left, and which are referred to above, were addressed to J. C. Scott, 19 California street. San Francisco; Henry W. Fenst, 604 Har rison ftrcet, San Francisco, and Coroner Lindsay. Of the coroner he requested that the bodies be cremated. wardner lieu m ruin. Spokane Falls, Jan. 4. Tbe town of Wardner, the principal camp in the Cteur d'AIene mining district, was almost blotted out of existence by hre to day, It started at 12 o'clock in the lsundry of .1 T : . I 1 : . Tbe loss is estimated at $100,000. The news came by telephone, and the oner ator staid at bis post until tbe office caught fire. 'I lie hre was not checked until 3:30 o'clock. A reservoir, which was up on and when the fire started it was, found to t ... t,,11e;A nr.. V.n Anln ....-.. .... T had . been letting the water run in the houses to keep tbe pipes irom ireezmg. Tbe creek was frozen so that do water could be obtained from it, and the fire bad to be fought with snow. Several buildings were blown up with giant powoer. Wardner was built in a deep gulch. with orily one street, a mile and a half Iodjt. and an alley. The famous Bunker Hiil and Sullivan mines are located on tbe outskirts of the town.. THE CALIFORNIA SNOWSTORM. Sacramento, Jan. 4. One ot the great est snow blockades ever known on the S:erra Nevada mountains has at last been rai-ed by the railroad company's forces aod rotary snow plow. Ibe plow this evening left Blue canyon, where it had been stalled for twenty-four hours, and proceeded to Coltax. riom .Emigrant ep the westbound overland trains were able to follow on behind tbe plow to Col fax. From the latter point the plow will return and clear tbe track to Cascade, which will free 4be snow-bound train at Summit. Nothing will then stand in the way ot tne lour eaet-bouud trains now held at Colfax. Tbe First of tbe released westbound trains is expected to arrive at Sacramento some time to-night, and the others will follow as soon as possible. ASSAULTED FOR TEACHING NEGROES. Washington. Jan. 4. The British minister has received a petition from Rev. T. M. Joiner, of Holly Springs, N. C, for redress for injuries received by bimself and wiie at tbe hands ot a mob last month. He say3 he is a British subject, although be has been preaching in North Carolina since 18G9. He and his wife were giving religious and other instruc tions to negroes, wbicb so incensed some of the neighbors that they broke into bis house and assaulted and maltreated him self and wife. Be has been unable tp get any satisfaction from the local or state authorities. DRESSED FLAX Oy THE FREE' LIST. Washington, Jan. 4. At the bearing of the ways and means committee to day, William Bright, of Newark, N. J., repre senting the flax dreeser operatives of tbat section, allied to the Knights of Libor, asked that the duty on dressed flax be increased from $40 to $90 per ton. He sa-d the industry in this country is lan guisbing because pt insufficient protec tion. The cnt of dressing a ton of fjax in this country is f 64, while in Europe it is but 35. He avked tbe additional duty upon tbe difference in wages alone. dr. minor's body foond. Seattle, Jan. 4. The body of Dr. T. T. Minor has been recovered. It was picked np on tbe beach oa tbe Whidby island shore, half way between Marshall's and Miller's point, at noon to-day, by J. W. Hannah. The body, which was mutila ted beyond recognition, was taken Im mediately to TJtsalady, whew it now is. "P60'11' ,,oat h" been .dispatched from this city to bring the remains, and its re turn is looked for about noon to morrow. BLEW OUT THE GAS. Seattle, Wash., Jan. 0. Two resi dents of Eastern Washington, Miss Shank- waiter, of Walla Walla, and Mrs. R. S. Twang, living twenty miles Irom Wheat land, narrowly escaped death from asphyxiation on Saturday night at the ltuss bouse, as a result ot blowing out tbe gas. Tbey had arrived in tne city during the d7 and, registering at tbe hotl, wero assigned separate rooms. Miss Shankwalter was tbegreatersuffercr l os the two. At ll 1 . Jti. paiqraay sue I blew out the gas and retired to her bed. The transom and windows were tightly closed and the escaping fluid gave her the nausea and she was soon overcome. Nothing was noticed till 11 A. M. to day, when tne escaping gas was detected dv a chambermaid. She notified a porter, who mounted a chair and opened the transom, when a volume of gas rushed out nearly suffocating . bim. He bioke open the door, and seeing the lady lving motion less on the bed, lost no time carrying ber Irom the room and placed her on a bed in an adjoining room. Mits Shank waiter was to all appearances dead. Physicians were summoned, and alter several hours work they succeeded in restoring ber to consciousness, and it was thought at a late hour to-nigbt she would recover. THREE HEN KILLED. Des Moines, Jan. 5. Three men were injured fataliy and half a dozen seriously by a rear end collision on the ltock Island near Malcolm late last night. Both were freight trams and the collision was due to a fog prevailing wbicb made tbe lights on the hrst train invisible, .timer and VVm. Meyers, of Glover, are so badly hurt they died to-day, and John Khodes, a stockman from Dallas county, is not ex pected to live. Six others were severely bruised but not fatally. NEGRO EMIGRATION. Columbia, B. V., Jan. 5. Four more carloads of negro emigrants from upper South Carolina and North Caroliua have passed through here, all bound for the Southwest. This emigration is profitable chiefly to railroads. Laborers on large cotton plantations in Louisiana, Missis sippi, Arkansas and Texas are very scaice. GREAT GALB IN ENGLAND. London, Jan. 5. A gale has been raging all over Great Britain to-day. Much damage was done throughout the country, and many wrecks are reported. the Protestant church at Uirr, Ireland, was struck by lightning and badly damaged. IT WAS HALLER'S BODY. Seattle, Jan. 4. The body found up on tbe beach between Marshall's point Saturday afternoon by J. W. Hannah was not that of Dr. T. T. Minor, but that of G. Morris Haller. How tbe mistake could have been made is very strange. but nevertheless it was made. The re ceipted freight bill to Dr. Minor found one of the pockets of tbe vest upon' tbe bony was looked upon as proof posi tive that the badv was that of Dr. Minor. WATER FAMINE ABATING. Tacoma, Jan. 5. The water famine that has done ro much damage to the steamboat business and "caused so much incouvenience to the citizens of the smal ler Sound cities is aba'ing. To-day for tbe first time since the cold weather there was plenty of water in tbe reservoirs sup plying the steamboats tbat land at tbe city or at tbe O. R. & N. wharf. PARNELL IS DIGNIFIED. London, Jan. 5 Parnell's friends are naturally using their utmost endeavors to clear their leader of complicity in Cap tain O'Shea's suit for divorce, and they already discuss tne case as settled in rar- nell's favor. O'Shea, however, is persist- ent. i ce case win not be beard until March. In the meantime Parnell main tains his usual rcticeuce and is decidedly tbe most dignified figure in tbe whole affair; he does not give even tbe most intimate friends tbe slightest inkling as to whether be intends to withdraw from tbe leadership of the Irish party, or if be should withdraw, wbom be will recom mend to succeed him. There is no lack of able candidates for the position. Tbey include John Dillon, Justin McCarthy, Healv, Sexton, William O Brien and T. P. O'Connor, and each has bis following. It is believed eventually tbe contest will be between Dillon and O'Brien. BCSSIA IS DISTURBED. London, Jan. 5. Tbe New Year's speeches of tbe continental rulers are cheerful and confident. The most dis turbing outlook in continental affairs is to be found in Russia where there is a recrudescence of disloyahty and nihilism It is asserted tbat tbe second slaughter of exiles in eastern Siberia, which so deep ly moved the civilized world, was the outcome of nihilism ; but tbis must surely be another endeavor to impose on public creduity. BIG FIRE IN COLFAX. Colfax, Wash., Jan. 3. A fire broke out earlv tbis morning in the general merchandise establishment of ubn & Bowman, destroying almost the entire stock. The fire originated in the cloth ing department. Sio cause can be as signed. Four clerks, including Mr. Bowman, barely escaped suffocation. But for tbe promptness of the fire department and cbief liutcbins, one-third of the town would have suffered. Tbe loss is $75,000; insurance $50,0UU. One in Oregon. Dallas Observer. Thirty-five years ago at Balaklava the charge ot tbe .Light .brigade, made im mortal by Tennyson, took plane. Out of the i00 men who went into that memo'ri- able charge but 198 came back to. tell the tale. .A roster is kept ot those now uTiog who were members of the Light Brigade, and according to the latest accounts there are but twenty-one names on the list. Of these nineteen are in England and two in the United States. The latter are Capt. Thomas .Money, who is connected with the army medical department at Washing. ton, and Capt. Victor Robert Gurney, who resides in this city. New York Mail and Exprtu. me above is a mistake. Two years ago a gentleman over whose head bad passed tbe snows of many winters came to Oregon from some of the older states, and was installed as pastor of the First Baptist church of Astoria. He served there a year and then took up his resi dence at Brownsville. Linn county, where we think he is at present located. His name is A. LeRoy ; is highly cultured and gentleman la every seqse of the term. Mr. LeRoy was one of tbe 600 who made tbat "memorable charge" at Balaklava, and it is of more than passing interest to hear the gentleman give his version of tbe fearful "charge of the Light Brigade." This, then, will add a third to the list of survivors in tbe United States. The Latest Oat. A daily through car service ha been es tablished by the tChicapo, Union Pacific & Northwesters Line between Portland and Cbioago via Couuoil Bluffs, thus offering to tho publio faoilitiee not given by, any other line. "The Limited Fast Mail" which run daily between tbe above point, carries the overland last mail, a limited ouintxtr oi first-class passengers with extra charge, and is composed of r ullman Veatibuled Sleepers, and rullman liming (Jars, fortlaDd to Chi cago via Council Bluffs. - This it anutbir Indication that the Union pauirjc la uesfruus ui ixipetiug ins rtquir meat of the people. For information in re r. . - i . t . i . gard to this and Other trains on this line, apply to W, O AfaLowAY, Agent O. R, 4 N. Co., i'ue Dallj, or to A. li. Maxwkll, G. P. ft T. A. Portland, Or. nov22 ! CoaSBsnptia InenrableT Read the following: Mr. a H. Morris, Newark, Ark., says: "Was down with abscess of the lungs. and friends and physicians pronoun oed me aa inca- able consumptive. Began taking Dr. King's New uiscovery lor consumption, am now on my tbird Dome, ana am aDl to oversee tne work on my una. it is the finest medicine ever made.1 Jesse Middleware Decatur. Ohio, ears: "Had it not been for Dr, King's New Discovery for consump tion I would bays ditd of lung tsoublss. Was given up by doctors. Am "now in best oi health .f Try it. sampie ootues nw e at snipes a; tkioersir.s arar Store ' ' - Beautiful Willamette. Salem Statesman. The poem, "Beautiful Willamette," is without doubt tbe best production ot any Oregon poet. It was written about 1870, and it tne writer remembers correctly, first appeared in the Oregonian at Port land, and was copied into the Statesman, and other Oregon newspapers, after which it received national notice. In 1873 it was printed in the old "Pacific Coast Fourth Reader." Samuel L. Simpson was the author of the poem and tbe series ot .Headers. The old .Pacific Coast Read ers were adopted by the state of Oregon and were used in the pnblic schools for several years so tnat every school boy of from six to twelve years ago is familiar with Oregon a greatest poem, "Beautiful Willamette," and it is partly for their benefit tbht it is below reproduced. When the poem first appeared in tbe newspapers, it was under the beading. "Ad Williamettam," tbe Latin lor To the Williamette, but in the Fourth Reader it appeared under "Beautiful Willamette." And now comes- tbe sad Dart of tbe history of the great poem, which has heretofi re been unpublished, Tbe poem was wiitten at Corvallis. The author bad been on a protracted spree, and, this then being unusual with bim, his wife be ing yet with him, he was despondent, and went down to the "Beautiful Willamette" to.throw himself into tbe "crystal deeps" and thus end his sorrows, But tbe witchery of the lovelv river aroused his poetical genius, and "Beautiful Willa mette ' was born to live as long as tbe river runs. Samuel L. Simpson, the au thor, now resides in Portland. Of late years he has written some fairly good ooetry; but be has become a veritable Bohemian, and is a victim of bis appe tite for the beverages proscribed by tbe v. v. T. u. From the Cascades' frozen gorges, Leaping like a child at play,: Winding, widening through the valley. Bright Willamette glides away; Onward ever, Lovely river. Softly calling to the sea; Time that scars us, Maims and marks us. Leaves no track or trench on thee! - Spring's green witchery is weaving Braid and border for thy side; . Grace forever haunts tLv journey. Beauty dimples on thy tide. Through the purple gates of morning. Now thy roseate ripples dance; Gol len, then, when day departing. On thy waters trails bis lance; Waltziug, flashing. Tinkling, p ashiiv. Limpid, volatile and free Always hurried To be buried In the bitter mjon-mad sea In thy crystal deeps. Inverted, bwings a picture of the sky, Like those wavering hopes of Aidenn Dimly In our dreams that lie; Clouded often, drowned in turmoil, Faint and lovely, far away Wreathing sunshine on Uie morr w. Breathing fragrance round to-day. Love would wander Here and pondtr Hither poetry would dream; Life's old questions. Sad suggestion. "Whence and whither?' through thy stream. On the roaring wastes of ocean. Soon thy scattered waves shall toss; 'Hid the surges' rythmie thunder - Shall thy siiver tonirue be loit. Oh! thy glimmering rush of gladness Hocks this turbid life of mine. Racing to the wild Forever, Down tbe sloping paths of time! Onward ever, Lovely river. Softly calling to the sea; Time that scars us, Maims and mars us. Leaves no track .r trench on thee! Sam L. Simpson. A Story of Stephens and Toomba. "The late Alexander IL Stephens,1 saidVWm. H. Seidell of . Rome. Ga.; who was his privato secretary for many years, at the Girard recently, was one oi tbe Kindest ncarted men i ever knewand bis purse was ever open to those in need of assistance. In 1873 he, with others, started a newspaper called the Sun at Atlanta. In the course of a very few years this sheet; though ostensibly a success, got into difficulties and had to be sold. In the division the other men. interested in the Sun got all the money, while to Steph ens was left the unpleasant task of foot ing the bills. He did not nave . tne readv money, and sirned bills for a large amount. - One day Bob Toombs sauntered into Stephens' omce. aoout three sheets in the wind, and his slouched hat palled down over his eyes. 'Aleck, I hear those confounded thieves hold some of your paper; is it soP' lt is.' replied Stephens. "Well, what is tbe total amount?' Stephens began the long list of notes he bad been obliged to give. The total footed np some 120,000.. All this time Toombs was scribbling on a piece of 'paper he had picked ui In an absent sort of way. and when he had done put the piece of paper in his pocket and stumbled down stairs. In a couple of hours ne was bacic again and Lad the notes in his hat, which was a favorite place of his for carrying things. Tumbling them all out on the table, he said: "There yon are, Aleck. I made np my mind that those cursed rascals snouiu not hold your notes. Are these all?' Steph ens and he counted them over and one wa miacinff. 'Mnat have lost it." said Toombs; '1 know I got them alL' And he had got them alL but that one had dropped out of his hat and was lost, at least, is never tumuu ujj iu uicpnuu. lifetime. Not long before his death Stephens made oyer his Texas lands to m . a ,U. much against the latter s wilL" Phil- adclphta Press. - A Sackful of Dollars. "T: A Terr amusing1 ineident happened tn court last week. Mr. Nick Becker had purchased a certain piece of ground and executed bis notes xor tne same. Later on and before the last note had become due it was discovered that the survey did not hold out by quite a num ber of feet, and, therefore, Mr. Becker declined to settle unless a reduction be made for the loss of land, buit waa instituted, and last week judgment was given for the amount oi tbe note, less, so much for the lass of land, Becker; seemed satisfied,' and so soon as be heard the decision of the conrt approached tbo attorney for the plain tiff and proposed to give mm a cnecs; in full settlement. The attorney do- ellned tbe chock and was asked wnat be wanted. - 'Gold, silver, or green- backs," was the reply. : "Very goodt" ejaculated Mr. Becker, "you shall have iu" And out of the court-room he wont Soon thereafter he returned with a man ho had hired and upon whose back wns a great sack, in wbicb W as deposited 8J new H?ep 4?4!,Ffi Q ind 6 pents in silver and one cop. per, mating in ail fs"0.tQ, tne arnonui of the judgment. Ho had the sack laid at the feet of tha attorney, and en joyed it more than the one who had to see it deposited in the bank. Lender' son (h.y.) Journal. Bnrdetfe's Rceijie, Miss Parloa, the cooking expert, says ghe 'makes kisses by beating the whites of six eggs with a Dover beater, and adding a oup of mixed sugar, whioh she stirs in very oarefuily." Well, she makes them sweet enough, certainly, but to make good kisses a girl need not be aa authority on Bavarian cream and escolloped oysters. When she stands on the lower cross piece her face ought to come at least eight inches above the top of tbe gate, with the moonlight on one cheek and the shadow on the oth er, then you know just where to aim, my son. And if you have ' any doubts about it, send for your old father. ' Yoq needn't ripgt just rattle a stick on to ana f li come down. Jtrooiuyn ITEMS IX BKIEF. From Saturday Daily. - Tobogganing is exce'lent. Mr. Wm. Ponlan, of Albina, is in tho city. Traina are late these days, and schedule time is nowhere considered. Tbis morning the furnaces of the conrt house worked badly, and tbe employes took a half-holiday. Mrs. F. Dehro has been quite sick for several days. She is slowly recovering.but she has bad a severe case of influenza or la grippe. The accident at Hood River delayed the flyer several hours, and np to the hoar of going to press no train bad arrived from Portland. Mr. Thomas Powers, who has "subbed" in tbis omce dosing the past week, left to-day lor forOand. We wish him every success in lite. 1 Jack Stanials is the nrince of good fellows. To-day he rut the ice off the steps leading up Court street to Gates' addition, and sprinkled "coal ashes cn them. Walking now is as aeiigntiui as could ne. Last Thursday the east-bound passenger tram ran into a caboose ot a freight, at Troutdale, completely wrecking it. It was knocked into several pieces, and will be forced to be thoroughly rebuilt. Tbe railroad men between this city and Portland do not suffer the worst experience during tbe present storm. Wa understand on the Farmington branch there is only one live engine, and it has to plow through antes up to tne Deadlights. Coasting is republican fun. Oar boys mast remember that the youne patriots of Boston in 1776 lodged a complaint againat British red-coats for interfering with their coasting privileges on Uoston common, and Una complaint was lodged with the com manding general, who respected their pluck and ordered the soldiers not to disturb tbe boys. Charlea . Connarty. a resident of High Valley,. six miles east of Union, was shot and instantly killed Tuesday evening by reward smith, a resident of tbe same lo cality. The affiay occurred just outside tbe boose ot A. U. ilubord, where the three men had met and Connarty waa engaged in reciting the details of a row he bad had with a neighbor named Lamere. Astoria has suffered a genuine thunder storm, and the result of it has been that several obdurate ainners have been con verted from the errors of their ways. This much we learn from the Transcript, and it is discernible tbat the editorial columns of that paper has taken a religions turn. It would be a good thing if lightning would strike several offices in the state. Oar young friend, Mr. Theodore, should oe carelal how he lumps on freight trains leaving the depot. Iutending to ride down to the Umatilla House, and jump off, he got o'n board; bat being a donbie-header the rate was so rapid that "Billv" could not get off nntil two miles below The Dalles, and was forced to walk bark. He will be careful bow he gets on a freight train here after. The east-bound passenger train the flyer met with an accident about 9 o'clock this morning, at Hood River. Tbe frog at the ice-boose wa clogged, and tbe result was tbe doable-header were thrown from the track, and Fireman Fred Cross badly in jared. The mad aud baggage cars are said to bave followed the engines into tbe ditch The matter waa telegraphed to the O. R. & N, Co' efflce at noon, and the wrecking car lett immediately. Dr. Logan, the com pany'a surgeon, went down to attend to the injured man. Dr, W. E. Rhinehart, formerly of Port land, has located in this city. Hi office i in the Chapman block, np stairs, and he will' attend to all calls at any hour of tbe day or night except on Mondays, when he will lecture before the medical college in Portland. Dr. Rhinehart i a graduate of Jefferson college, Philadelphia and of the Bellevue Medical college, New York, and baa practiced medicine since 18 SO. For the past three year he has been ur geon in charge of the f ortland hospital. Astorian. Thursday: At an early hoar yesterday morning the snow began to fall and continued at intervals throughout the day. It waa driven by an east wind, light and powdery, and by 4 o'clock abont eight inches bad fallen, giving a wintery appear ance to tbe landscape. Everything on run ners wa utilized, and tbe whole town en joyed the sport. .Last evening the moon shone brightly on a wide expense of glisten. ing snow, and the merry sleigh bells jingled through the street at nigbt. It look now aa though we would have colder weather before we bad warmer. Astoria Pioneer: Willie Belcher. Jr., one of a score or more of youngsters, who sported on the natural toboggan slide on West .Ninth street, sooth ot J. bird, came to grief yesterday morning and narrowly es caped being killed. Tbe steering geer of his sled got oat of order and as it came down the hillside with great velocity it veered and went under the fence throwing Willie a distance of six feet to tbe ground below and causing a bad ' fracture of his right leg. Had the sled gone about twenty fiye feet farther the boy would have fallen a distance of some twenty feet on to some jagged rocks Dr. Estea aay ilhe will not need his sled again for a long time. An east-bound freight last Thursday morning ran over two men at Troutdale, who were employed on a construction train. They had stopped at this place because their locomotive nan died on tiiem, ana they wanted to pumped water into ber. Tbe storm was raging tearfully, and the en gineer conld not aee any distance ahead. The first intimation of any accident was when he saw tbe legs of the man showing out from tbe steam chest. His name wa Congdop, and ha been employed as wiper in tbe shop in this city. is legs were badly bruised and bis bead cut bat tbe wound are not serious. The track-walker, who was also with the construction train, waa thrown frbm the track into tbe snow bank, but not seriously injured. It wa very fortunate a tbis accident might nave resulted fatally to both parties. Mr. Cong don was taken to St. Vincent's hospital, Portland. PortTownsend Leader: Capt. Harry Scott, of the steamer Enterprut, brought the news last niglit that two men nameu Elliot aud Anderson were uudoubtedlv drowned off San Juan island, about four miles frm Friday .Harbor, on Sunday. They lived on Shaw's island, just outside Fridav Harbor. on Man Juan island, and came t tbat place iu a little sloop Satur day, to buy provisions- They ppeqt Sat urday night in Friday Harbor, and were said to bave been intoxicated and very quarrelsome when tbey started for home on Sunday. In the aiternoon lue sioop as discovered ot a rock In nau Juan Passage, Her sails were set at the time and she was badly stove up, her bowsprit be!n gone entirely. Then seems to be uo doubt lhat th? men. are drowned. A messenger was seut to their homes, but nothing had been seen or heard of ibem since they started to Friday Harbor on Saturday. From Moadir'l PmIt, Train are vey irregular, The west-bound train was on time to-day. Snowing lightly to-day, with wind in the eat. They are several eases of la grippe in the I tv. ' 'I The arc lights again shut down oa OUT citizens last night. Qor citien are enjoying a feaat ox aieign- tng, ana tney appreciate iw The milkmen from Rockland crosssed on the ke to-day by using plank. Ice is not being eat yet; bat to-morrow there will be a full gang at work. The nablie schools commenced session after tbe holiday vacation to-day. Mr. C. (J. Robert severed hi connection with tbe Wasco Warehouse Co. on January 1st ' - ' This morning the weather- moderated somewhat, and about two inches of snow feli. Maier. Benton A Stadelman,- proprietors of Dalles Ice Co., commenced cutting ice this morning. Mr. Charles Jlpwe, the brakemaa Injured at Hood River, died yesterday in St. Vin cent' hospital. Yesterday the mercury indicated 14 be- Children Cry for low zero, the coldest day experienced this region for two yeara. Now that the incandescent lights are not in operation it behooves every one to have his light trimmed and in order. The weekly West Shore has a branch office at Spokane, where the paper is pub lished simultaneously with the one at Port land. Two carloads of stall-fed cattle passed through The Dalles a few days ago for Alaska. Tbey were fed at Saltmarshe' corral. i ne interior ot tbe new opera bouse in thia city la being finished as rauidlv as dos sible. It will be ready for theatrical com panies in a tew weea. There can be no necessity of baying ice in other towns tbis season. The late cold weather has congealed the water sufficiently to lurnisn an auunaant supply. - The snow on Tygh ridge, and in tbat vicinity is about two feet deep, but at An telope it is not over five inches deep and the giound frozen underneath. We are satisfied that our cold weather has come in January. We may expect to see wild flower blooming on tbe hillsides next month, and delightful spring weather. The cantata of the Three Bears which was to bave been rendered Saturday even ing ha been postponed bv reason of tha prevalence of the la grippe among the per former. - Fifty carload of fat stock-cattle, aherp ind hog were handled at Saltmarshe stock yards during the last week in 18S9. These were the finest stock ever passed through thia region. The wreck at Hood River was brought to the city yesterday, and the mail aud bag gage was transferred to different car. The damaged car are still at the point where the accident occurred. The sheep in the corral adioining the Dia mond mill are the property of Air. Alex. Fargher, and are for the market of Port land and the sound. The metropolis and the City of Destiny are forced to depend on The Dalles for sometning to eat. The water commission having completed the preliminary surveys, and made their re port of tbe probable cost of constructing water works, the council passed .at their meeting on Saturday night an ordinance pro viding for the. issuing and. selling of the bond as directed by the bill. Fossil Journal: Jasper Lea bo waa re. captured at Del Eades' place on Row creek on Wednesday and Thomas Yantis. deputv sheriff, started with him ' to Arlington on Thursday stage. He' was committed to the county jtil in default of bail to keen the peace. The bail wa fixed at $1000. There is an ecstatic ioy in winter, which resident of southern climate do not enjoy. It is the highest pleasure to coast down bill, to slide down a chute on a toboggan or to go sleighing with your brt girl. If buffalo robes and comforter could talk what tale of love and aweetness they would give to the gossiping world. But, thanks to whom it may concern, they are dumb. Ochoco Review: The recent anow storm in .Lake and Klamath counties came pretty near causing a blockade in tbe mail and ex press hue, both requirtug unusually good lacuitiea tor nananng in the holiday season One ataga from Bly to Lakeview wa thir teen hour in going fourteen miles, encoun tering many obstructions in the road, fallen tree being covered and hidden bv the drifted anow. Of all the vocations followed this severe cold weather we believe the railroad men have the worst. Snow or sunshine, the mercury above or below zero, these knicht of the rail have to be at their post, and fre quently taking their Uvea in their hand tbey go to tbe performance of their duty, relying on good iortune to favor them During the past two month two have met their death one at Arlington and one at Hood River, and before the season is over others will join tbem. journal: me .Baptist revival is still in progress at Mayville, Elder T. J. Simmons preaching to crowded house.. We under stand that the little church was too small and the meetings bave been held in the I J. u. i. nail, we were informed on Wednesday by one of tbe members that there had been five conversion. Baptismal rite will be performed at Butte creek, near fossil, next Monday, and on Monday night it is expected that the minister will take op l ' r 1 - . I a 1 r... his wors iu fossu, in tue Anuereon a oil vertooth building. A subscription was taken up on Wednesday to bay a stove for beating that building. , Saturday afternoon, about 2 o'clock, a collision occurred about three mile eaat of Arlington, between the Heppner mixed passenger and freight train aud a west bound freight train. The engine were a complete wreck, and Fireman John Hay wa killed, well known in thia city, and tbe braaenian on tne Jleppner branch wa in jured, but not seriously. Tbe freight waa bsnled by a bog engine, and it is reported it threw the little locomotive oat on the bank a considerable distance. Mr. Hays baa been firing on the road for a long while aod was well liked for his genial disposition. Some one has blundered and in consequence tbe Moloch of Carelessness has procured an other victim. Ocboco Review: Persons who travel by stage between here and The Dalles are load in their complaint at the lack of accommo dations furnished passengers both by the stage company and station-keeper. They ay the stages are uncomfortable and ate not provided with robe to protect traveler from the cold, while at one of tbe stations about all that greets the chilled traveler is a cold stove and tbe frigid feature of the proprietor collecting a dollar for (upper and lodging. No doubt tbe stage company will think it'a none of our business how the line i run, but we think it is. We want people to come to thi country, bat tbey will not do so aules comfortable means for travel are offered. From TueSDay' Daily. Last night the mercury cavorted down to 6 degree below zero. All oar ice-dealer have Urge iorce of men at cutting and hauling ice. Hon. J. P Wacer, of Pendleton, passed through the city last Saturday. The O. R. 4 N. Co. are preparing to fill its large ice-boase at Hood River, Cram A Corson have a lara force of men at work to-day on tha reservoir, cutting ice. Several horses have died of lung fever at Hood River, Thia we learn from the Ola- fir- County dark Thompson ha been con fined to bis room for the past few day by an attack of la grippe... Union street is the grand resort for coast ers. It is almost tune for Jack Stanial to get at work there with hi little aah pan. Ioe is being oat on tbe sloagtis on the river bank, and within the next lew day there will be a bountiful supply for next summer. .It is a cold day for an editor when hi paste-pot is frozen with its content, and the mercury outside the door stands at 0 de gree below tero. CoL Sinnott, of the Umatilla House, ha been on the aick list for the past three days. He is recovering, and will be at hi post of duty in a day or two. . The pipe leading to the motor in Wood Bros, butcher shop froze aud bunted last night, and this necessitated a great deal of Wiwr .44 wmvuiuk vi iu. wiw must muyyiy- ing new pipe. Elieuaburgh RtgUter: Since the present storm tet m we learn tbat tbe snow is one foot deep at Pasco, two feet deep at Sprague, and four feet deep at Hope, Idaho; then tne deptn lessens tnrougn juontana. Mr. Geo. WUliama, administrator of tbe estate of John Michelbacb, deceased, at tempted to take the orphans dowa to Van couver last week, but returned Saturday not being able to cross tbe Colombia. Tbey are now at home with hi family. The Bowman mentioned in the dispatchea as member of the firm of Kuhn t Bowman, whose general merchandise atore was burned in Colfax last Friday, was WU known in thi city, and formerly occupied the posi tion of Clerk in the Store of Moody, MoLood La Grande Qatetlti Tha railroad company is improving every opportunity to ran in a oar load ot material for the Elgin branch, and have already shipped a large quantity Pitcher's Castorta' of fish bolts, angle iron, etc. It is the in tention to have all the material delivered by the first of next March. The rotary steam plow was ordered out this afternoon, to go east on tbe mountain branch. No. 3, west. bound, due here at 1 :40 this morning, was off the track in The Dalles yard one hour by reason of a broken nauge. Mr. George B. Leach, locnmnilvn mot. nee, has been sick for five or six da) s past with la grippe. His many friends will be glad to learn that he is recovering. We learn tbatDaBsenrerann fi.AP.im,... branch were snowed in t day, and they were taken out of Ihn windows with sleiirha anil pnltm Ad. Keller, of the Ora Finn .talavin 1, a- just received the finest case good in tha market, Bond 4 Lillard pony wbiaky, O. F. C. Taylor, McBrager whiskies, genuine im ported Scotch and Irish whiskies, Holland imported curacao, imported Italian ver mouth, XXX Marteile branrlv. ceffe and genuine French anisette. Last night, the nine annnlvinir tn the rooms in the second atorv of Mr. iutv tingen's brick froze and banted, and in con sequence thi morniug all the room were flooded. One disconsolate ronmar w.. nn able to get oat of bed very early thi morn, ing, for the reason that the floor was cov ered with about two inches of ice. Information ha been received at Panrll. ton that Dr. Harry Garfield of La Grande, who lived in Pendleton a lnn ti.r,. k.. fallen heir to $20,000 worth of property at Port Townsend, Vah. Mr. Garfield ha gone to Port Townsend to look after hi interest. The property revert to bim from . the estate of hi mother, who .knni eight month ago. Hood River Glacier: Canhv W P n. V. 16, Adelia A. Stranahan, president; Eleanor Potter, r., vice president: Ninov A Wil. on, ir., vice president; Anna R. Middleton, chaplain; Lizzie R. Thomas, secretary; Georgia Smith, treasurer; Julia Harn, con ductor; Ellen L. Blower, guard. The above are the officers to ha ;-.r.lll ...t Saturday evening. ' Mr. James A. Varnev. of this rtfv A. dreased tbe Fruit Growers' Club at Hood Kiver last Saturday afternoon on tha anh. ject, "Eoemiesof our Fruit Tries." He exhibited a specimen of tbe codlin moth and the aphis and gave the natural history of these and other insect which hava Ha..im. ated our orchard for several years bast. Ilia remarks elicited tha elnaa.t . and awakened a new interest in the culture of fruits. The Waterville Imniarant the recent county treasury matter ha thi toay: "This paper does not wish to kick any man when he's down, but it think that tbe honest voters who placed J. M. Snow where he is, demand hi suddeo resig nation. Douglas county does not wish to be represented by a man who cannot or will not explain what has lamm. nf ntiKli.. funda entrusted to him, and those attempt ing to screen bim will go down with him instead or helping bim up." No. 4; east-bound passenger train, due in this city at 10:30 this morning, met with an accident about three rail lengths west of 'tunnel No. 1. The rail turned, aud the whole train was dragged into the tuuncl. Everything is off the track except tbe locomotive. One passenger was injured by broken glass, the windows of the passenger coaches being almost cotnpleiely demolished. The train is not expected in the cii y until 6 o'clock this evening. The Dalle Social olub gave a very agree able party last Friday evening. Tbe music wa excellent, and the mazy dance was kept up till a late hour. . The following laaie and gentlemen were present: Misses Williams, Morgan, FitzGerald, Comstock, IValch, Ruoh, Went. Mat-den, Grime, Lord, Bennett, Clark, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Garrettsou, and Col. Morgan, Messrs. Geo. Bennett, Frank Grave, Ralph Qinchard, jr.. Mart DonncU, Ed. Mays, Ed. Williams, Joa. P. FitzGerald. E. Smith, Fred Hough ton, W. Garrettwn, H. Nockol. Grifl Wil. llama, H. Glaaier, Jo. Wonley, W. Cram, K. L. Simmon. . CAUUIIT lit AH ICB-V1.0K. Fear Hen. While Croealo the Blver From the Wajthlngtwa Hide, Were Taught by floating lee. and ' Mel Tightly la Its Uraap For Mix He are. From Saturday' Dally. Messrs. A. Field, Charles Frank and son and a ferryman, whose name wa could nos learn, were caught in floating ice this morn ing about 7 o'clock, and were held in this unpleasant predicament nntil 1 o'clock this ' afternoon. Messrs. Field snd Frank are engaged in the milk business, and their en. tomers reside in The Dalles. Thi necessi tates crossing the river every morning. Yesterday the ice closed the passage-way completely, with tbe exception of an open pace about a mile above thi city, and through thi with a boat they attempted to make the way across. When within about 300 yards of the Oregon shore, about 7 o'clock, the wind blew them into the float ing ice, and soon they were completely hedged in on all sides. It was impossible to propel the boat in any direction, and the ce wa not sufficiently strong for them to walk ashore. The cold was very piercing. and to keep warm they were forced to keep constantly moving until tne rays ot tbe sun gave them a little warmth. About !-. o'clock they were seen by Mr. A Larsen, who immediately procured a sleigh and went -to their rescue. He wa accompanied by a party of determined citizen. By mean of plank they managed to get to tbe ice-be sieged men and brought then to the bank. Tbey were very fortunate in escaping with their livts, a their boat if caugl t idew.s would have been overturned, aod they en gulfed in the icy flood. The greatest ex citement prevailed along Front street until tbe men were brought safely to shore, and every eyo was bent in tbe direction of the dark spots on the white filed of ice above the eity. Two yean ago, about thia time, Mr. Frank and his son were caught in tho same predicament, and drifted down the river about two mils, nutil finally rescued. vv e nope tne ice win be strong enough to morrow to cross without any danger. UILLIAH VOVATV. Fossil Journal. ; - 1 On New Year's day there was five iache of anow on tbe ground and the sleighing wa splendid. , Work on tbe Long Creek wagon road from Pendleton ha been suspended tor the winter. The three person reported lost iu the now last week and who were working oa tnis roau are aim misting. What might have proved a very aeriona accident happened W ednetday evening aa Ed Nelson, the stag driver, was coming as the Thirty Mile hill with a sled-Ibad of pas senger. The passenger aboard were Miaj Emma Meek and Johnnie Keeny At a narrow place in the road something about the aled broke, and quick aa a flash of light ning, the aled scooted off the embankment and upset, scattering tbe occupant pretty generally all over Thirty Mile hill amongst the rock and snow. Tbey were all more or less cut and bruised abont their beads. but luckily no limb were broken. After getting the sled into tbe road again tbey climbed in and proceeded on as serenely a though the little episode really wa a part of the contract of the company. They all join in their belief that the rock down there are ot an exceedingly bard and cold nature. Bxearalea Mates. For the Christmas and Hew Year holi day the 0. R. A N. division of the Union Paeifio will give excunioa rates bets eta Portland and Huntingtoi to any 'other station oa it rail line within a radio of two hundred miles, at the low rate of one and one-fifth fare for tbe rouad trip. Tick eta will be on sale Dee. 24th, 23th and 31st, 1889. and January 1. 1890, and these will be good going on date of sale, and good re turning Jan. 3, low, inclusive. . This will be a rare opportunity for oar citisjn to visit friend during the holiday.