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Single copy, one year
- Single copy ai. months. '
'i SO-Terms strictly In advanM
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a.ittth Pnibt&ce at The Dallet.Or., at second
Clou Matter for trantmitnon through the maus.
n,., .:... 8 . Ponnover
Secretary of Stat iL,;?I?BK
Treasurer Phillip iletschau
Hnnarinundentof Public Instruction.. E. fl. McKlroy
: 1 j. N. Dolpb
Senators .. j. H. Mitchell
HUM Frinter
. . . " COCST
B. Hermann
Frank Baker
J. B.Crossen
...Geo. Ruch
..Frank Kinoaid
John K. Barnett
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Superintendent of Public Schools iroy.-ucue.
.William Hicheli
Professional Crda.
jyB.. H. LOGAN.
Physician and Surgeon,
Booms 2 and S in Land Office Building
Phvsician and Surgeon,
. Booms over Dalles National Bank.
Office hours-14 A.M. to 12 M., and from i to 4 P.M
Residence West end of Third street.
jyt. 8. B. WALTER.
Physician and Surgeon.
Diseases of Children
Sherman Co., Oregon.
speciality. Erskiusville
Physician and Surgeon.
Room No. 1, over Fonts Wilson's, in Jackson
Bouse, The Dalles, Or. janm
, pR. W. E. BINEHABT, '.."'
Physician and Surgeon,
: Boon, 1, Chapman Block, over Nielsen's store.
Office hours 10 to IS A M and to 4, 7 to 8 P M
Residence on Union Street corner of Ninth.
JtiDTHEBLAXD, M. D.; CM., Trinity
, University, Toronto; F. T. M. C; M. C. P.
and 8, Ontario;
Physician and Surgeon.
Omcl Chapman Block, rooms II and 4.
. Rbsidskcb Judge Thornbury's, Second street,
u rues Hoobs 10 to IS a. M.; 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 r. u
TQK. . 17. TBCKEB, ;
, Office over French & Co.'s Bank.
' 9-Nitrous. Oxid and Vituiied
painless extracting
en for
,J-JE. O. D. DOANE, x .
Physician and Surgeon,
OFFICE Booms B and 6 Chapman Block.
RESIDENCE No. 2S Fourth Street, one block south
of court bouse. -
Office hours 0 to 12 A U, 2 to 6 and 7 to 8 P M.
" J. B. OOIfDOS. J. W. 0OSBOT.
Attorneys at Law.
Office On Court street, opposite the Id Court
House, The Dalles, Or.
. .' Attorney at Liaw, .'
Office in Schanno's building, up-stsirs.
The Dalles t -
Attorney at Law,
' Booms 62 and 63, New Vogt Block,
The Dallas, -
j. I. STORT. ,
w. l. bsadshaw.
Attorneys at Law.
The Dalles, Oregon.
Real Estate.
Insurance and
Loan Agent
Agents for the Scottish Union and National In
u ranee company of Edinjurgh, Scotland, Capita
0,000,000. .
Valuable Farms near the City to sell on easy
Office over Post Office, The Dalles, Or. ' ' .
Civil Engineer and Surveyor
Office in Rush's, building, comer, of Second and
Washington streets.
. Address Box 107, The Dalles, Or.
Title, Abstracts, Real state and Fire
The only abstracts of titles in Wasco Coonty .
-yynxiAM BLUM,
Plans for buildings drafted, and estimates given.
All letters coming to me through the post office will
receive prompt attention.
Thompson's Addition
Now Ready for Sale on Easy Terms.
Now is the tlmeito buy while .
This tract has been surveyed and platted in acre
tracts with convenient streets and avenues and so
arranged that purchasers can get one block or sev
eral acres in a body. The laml is comparatively
level, soil excellent, water easily obtained, location
pleasant, beautiful and easy to access and Joins the
ity immediately on the east.
Title U. S. Patent. Warranty Deeds.
Tie Dalles Land and Improvement Co.
For particulars apply at the office of the Company
Booms 7 and 8, Land Office Building, The Dalles, Or.
Real Estate Agents.
Denny, Rice & Co.
Wool & Commission Merchants
610 Atlantic Ave., Boston.
Caah wdnnom made on conrixnment, '
'An AND AFTER .APBIL pst, parties putting
II In or usirg water closets wilh a continuous
stream of water will be charged 5 per month; pat
ent shutofls at the old rate.
aaxmmtam.-- .
Home office Ashland, Jackson county, Or.
Will insure against all diseases or accidents, or any
cause of death or total disability, except aj toe
cruel or careless act of the owner.
Anv disease or accident which rend rs the animal
unfit for work or use Is considered tots 1 sability
and the full amount of the policy will be paia. in
nisnM hKri n. from the date of makine out Dolicv
Animals under ten years old can be insured for
two years.
Terms reasonable and within the reach of al own
inir valuable entile, horses or sheep. No insurance
taken on stock on the ranife.
Will examine any subject on application in any part
of Eastern Oregon. Insurance iriven for three-
fourths of the value of the animal.
Office, Second St., near the Old Mint.
P. O. Box 347. J. H. LARSEN, The Dalles.
Second St., East End,
Has been refitted throughout with the
And is now manufacturing the
Best Keg and 3ottIed Beer
and Porter
In Eastern Oregon.
Mr. Buchler alwavs aims to adopt che latest brew
Ing apparatus and will furnish his customers bee
equal toaxy n market: wtf
Soecial Prices to Cash Buyers.
Re-opened at No. 109, Union Street
First Building north of Court House. , ,
Wtlf Mmnv, nn rtr arm'tir. KnvpmhAr 1st to
the first door east of Crandall & Burgett's
furniture store No. 170, Second street.
BAN BAKER, Prop'r.
Near the Old Hint) Second St,
Keeps on hand tbe best ,
Wines, Iipors and ' Cigars.
lnaxiey. . to Iioa.n.
on Real Estate, Chattel and Personal security.
Will attend to aB hinds oj Land business be
fore the U. 8. Land Office.
Booms 7 and 8, up-stalrs, U. S. Land Office building;.
Charles F. Lauer,
Proprietor of the ,
Scccnd St. Pcultry ani Fi:h Market
Will always keep on sale
Puget Sound Fish,
Chickens, Turkeys,
Also, Provisions, Candies, Tobacco
and Cigars.
Leave tout orders, as they willrecelve prompt
Manufacturer of and dealer in
Harness and Saddlery,
Second St., near Moody's Warehouse, -THE
ti mrswteed to Cilve Ha
Second and Union Streets.
A. L. NEWMAN, Proprietor
Marble Works,
C. J. Smitb., Prop'r.
Muy at Horn, and Save Freights and' Agents'
& EVANS, .
Successor to 8peichiiurer Bros.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Fine Confectionery, Nuts,
Fruits, To bar ra. nsara. Etc "
Proprietor of the
The DjJles, Oregon
General Blacksmiths,
Near Mint building, Second St.
Hono-SatM ng and General Jobbing
a Specialty-
Prices reasonable and to suit the times, s.,
Tie Dalles National Bank
..Z. F.
General Banking Business Transacted
Sight Exchanges sold od
tS Collections made on favorable terms at all ac
cessiljle olnu.
(Succeaeor to)
Directors t
D P Thompsoh, Ed M Williams,
Mis cell ail eons '
(Successor to E. Beck.
the U. S.
Coast 8nr-
iy: In
BEST. Sold
KavaJ Oh-1
in nrinclDal
Enaineere Con-
dTUTtora and other
Jewelers), with m
full Warrantj-.
BsUlwar men. Thej
Mk, Clocks, Jewelry,
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry Repaired
Second Street. THE D AXLES, OR.
Cor. Court and Front Streets. .
Wis, lipors and Cigars.
None bnt the Best Quality of Liquors and
the-Best Brands of Cigars on sale.
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Kentucky Straight Whisky
From $3 to $5 Per Gallon.
A. BETTINGEN, JR, Pboprietob.
Gunning & flockman
In the new shop on Second street, first blacksmith
shop east of French & Co.'s brick block.
Horse-Shoeing a Specialty.
All kinds of work in iron, whether of sgricnltuial
implements or vehicles, done in the most mechan
ical style, and satisfaction guaranteed. jan2wkv
R.E. Saltmarshe
HighestCash Price for
Hay and Grain.
Is again at his old stand and has on hand
Tanks of all sizes, from 1000 to 40,000 gallons, made
r to order. .
. car Contracts for all kinds of build ing
taken at the lowest fitmres.
LOST A BAT MARE, three Tears old, branded
something similar to a Z on left shoulder;
weight 1112 pounds. The above reward will be
puid to any one giving me information that will lead
to her recovery. JAMES MULCoBE.
dec5 Condon, Or.
"Siflger" Sewing Machines
81 Third Street.
Seeoad Street. ' -
- The SaJlas
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SK. W Ifi Iststwy- V aW
w vsif. t sy a. JU
Liqour Dealer
War With Eoziand.
Washington, March 23 The sole sub
ject of taik in official circles is tbe dan
ger of war with England. Few believe
that war will result, but all see the dan
ger nf it and look for England to recede
from the position she has taken, as the;
regard that position as utterly utenable.
Tbe prevailing: opinion seems to be that
war is preferable to tbe United States re
tiring from the position sbe has taken
No team are expressed as to the ultimate
outcome should a war be declared, but at
t,e same time, while Dot expecting it,
tht United States will Dot be wholly uo
i re pared should it come. Aside from tbe
iiC ivity wbicb was displayed by the
navy, in anticipation of trouble with
Chili, the officials of tbe army are begin
uing to bestir themselves in acquainting
themselves with tbe strength of tbe
-Dt-my. . The United States navy is now
Htrnnger than far many years and atten
tion is being directed to the army. In
the event of war Canada would doubtless
be attacked and overrun immediately.
The official reports of the Canadian
government show it has in tbe militia
36,000 men. On tbe mu star rolls qf tbe
talis, there are 140,000 militiamen. Tbe
United States army is 25,090 stroDg, and
a formidable force is now on the Cana
dian border. Tbe Nineteenth infantry is
Rationed at Detroit, Mich.; the Ninth in
fantry at Sackert s Harbor, N. T.: five
companies at Forts Niagara and Potter,
and tbe Fourteenth icfantry at Vancouver,
Wash. Aside from this formidable force,
which could be thrown into CaDada at
the several points at a few hours notice,
strong bodies oi United States troops are
stationed along the Canadian border at
Forts Bulord, Spokane, Sherman and
Assiniboine. These facts' were very
generally discussed at the war depart
ment today and created some little en
thusiasm as tbe old veterans of tbe last
war sniffed the battle from afar..
A .Reply fteeeivea.
Washington, March 27. Lord Salis
bury 'a reply to. Acting Secretary Whar
tou's note of tbe 22d in St., expressing tbe
hope of the president that Lord Salisbury
would give prompt and lnendly assist
auce to a renewal of last year's modus
vlvendi for the protection of seal life in
the Behrjng Sea, was before tbe presidcut
this afternoon. It bears date of the 26tb,
and was received by Mr. Wharton today,
through Sir Julian Pauncefote. When
Mr. Wharton laid it before the president
he bad a brief talk with him regarding
tbe contents. Ntitber the president nor
tbe secretary would indicate through tbe
press tbe nature of the communication. '
London, March " 27. Lord Salisbury,
under date of March 26, replied as fol
lows to Sir Julian Pauncefote, in response
to Mr. Wharton's note of March 22 :
"Notice has been given to owners of
ships sailing for Bebring sea that the
agreements to arbitrate and the immedi
ate arrangements . under . discussion be-
ween Great Britain ana tbe toned
States may affect tbe liberty of sealing in
Bebring sea. Tbey bad notice of tbeir
liability to interruption and will sail sub
ject to that notice. The question of time
therefore not urgent. We concur in
thinking that wbeu the treatv has been
ratified there will arise a new state ot
hings. Until it is ratified our contract
will be governed bv your note ot June 14,
1890. But when it is ratified both parties
must admit that tbe contingent rights,
hich both desire to protect, become
vested in tbe other. . We think the pro
hibition of sealing, if it stands alone,
woud be unjust to British sealers if tbe
arbitrators should decide adversely to tbe
United States. We are willing, however,
when the treaty shall be ratified, to agree
to an arrangement similar to last year's,
if the United State will consent that tbe
rbitrators, in the event of a decision ad
verse to tne United States, snail assess
the damages inflicted on the British
sealers during tbe pending arbitration
and in tbe event of a decision adverse to
Great Britain assess the damages wbicb
tbe limitation of slaughter shall during
the pendency of the arbitration have in
flicted on the United States or its lessees.
As an alternative we are willing after tbe
ratification of tbe treaty, to prohibit seal
log in the disputed waters, if vessels be
excepted from prohibition, wbicb produce
certificates that tbey have given security
for such damages as tbe arbitrators may
assess, in case tbe decision in adverse to
Great Britain, the arbitrators to receive
tbe necessary authority in that respect.
In this case the restriction of slaughter on
the islands will not in point of equity be
necessary. Her majesty's government 13
unable to see any other than one of these
two methods ot restricting seal hunting
in disputed waters during tbe arbitration,
which would be equitable to both par
Blaise at the Helm.
Washington, March 25. Tbe serious
ness of the Bebring sea situation is shown
by the attendance of Secretary Blaine at
the cabinet meeting today, notwithstand
ing his recent illness. The other mem
bers were all present. Secretaries Foster
and Tracy held a conference prior to tbe
meeting, presumably in regard to orders
to naval and revenue vessels assigned to
the duty of patrolling the sealing grounds.
is practically settled the warships
Charleston, Baltimore, Boston, Torktown,
Adams, Banger and Mohican and the
revenue vessels Corwin, Bear, Rush and
Albatross will be assigned to this duty.
It is understood a decision was reached
that tbe government would await tbe
reply of Lord Salisbury to the president's
4ast note before proceeding on tbe as
sumption that tbe English government
will not co-operate in the measures of
protection to tbe sealing industry.
Coulee IaeenseA at a Gambler's Bash
CorjLEB Crrr, Wash., March 25 There
has been intense excitement ' here this
week over the shooting of Charles H.
Pascoe, a reputable citizen, by John Cor
ley, a gambler, in a saloon. Tbe excite
ment culminated this morning in a ver
dict of murder in tbe first degree,
brought by tbe coroner's jury. For three
nights past, threats of lynching Corlev
aye been made, but tbe lynchers have
lai ed to appear. The killing of Pasco
wa in one sense accidental, as Uorley
was shooting at another person at the
its. The prisoner was safely conveyed
Waterville tbis morning. -
A Nihilities Sntclde.
London, March 25 Apotowski, one of
the nihilists suspected of having planned
and executed the wrecking of the czar's
railway, train at Borki a few years ago,
has committed suicide while temporarily
insane. Jost before tbe affair at Borki be
disappeared from his accustomed haunts.
He was a doctor by profession and very
Old.' He bad always been a somewhat
mvs trious pers6o,"tnd did not thotough-
lv fraternize with tbe oihilUts, though be
r . I J I -' f T - I
was one oi tueir ouuiuer. ats was iraueu
by tbe Russian police to Berne, and later
to Paris. In 18S8 be appeared in London
where be baa resided ever since, being
constantly under the watcb ot Scotland
Yard detectives. For a year or two after
coming to London Apotowki was Known
to receive assistance from Russian nihi
lists. He finally became demented and
wrote menacing letters to tbeizar, Prince
Bismark and other high personages. His
activity in this respect kept tbe foreign
officers of Europe busy witb complaints
and inquiries. Of late tbe wretched old
man had lodged witb a French cook in
Chatton garden.
Mj aterloaa Asuiault in a Tunnel .
kose burg, ur., jtlarcn Zo. .Last eve
ning as P. Devine, a Southern Pacific
trackwalker, and Miss Eva Daley were
coming through tunnel No. 3, on tbe
way to West Fork, on a railroad veloci
pede, a wire which bad been stretched
across the tunnel caught Devine under
the chic, throwing both from the veloci
pede. Immediately thereafter a man as
saulted Devine with a club. After fight
ing him some time Devine managed to
make bis way out of tbe tunnel and
reach tbe station house three miles away.
He geve tbe alarm and . the section crew
immediately started for the scene of tbe
trouble. Mr. Devine was brought to
Ro'eburg on tbe overland for medical
treatment. The affair is surrounded in
mystery, as no cause can be given for the
assault. Miss Daley was also attacked.
but can give no account of bow it hap
pened. Sbe laid in tbe tunnel unconsci
ous all night, but at daylight she re
covered sufficiently to como to the station
at West . Fork, four miles distant, and
was brought here on tbe 3 o'clock freight.
Sbe is frightfully injured on the head in
five places. Deputy Sheriff Dillard went
to tbe scene of tbe tragedy on tbe south
bound passenger train, bnt tbe result is
not yet known.
The Chinese Question.
Lockpobt, N. Y., March 26. Ung
Hong, who has been in jail here for three
months, is free and can snap his fingers
at tbe Chinese exclusion act. He
smuggled himself into this country from
Canada with others, and United States
Commissioner Pond- ordered that be be
returned to Canada. The case was ap
pealed to United States District Judge
Cox, of Albany, who confirmed Com
missioner Pond's decision. Deputy
United States Marshal Tom Weaver took
Ung to the suspension bridge today and
put him safely on tbe queen's domain.
When crossing the bridge to Canada the
customs officials refused to let Ung over,
and told Weaver that if be attempted to
put tbe Chinaman oyer tbey would arrest
him. Weaver returned to the American
side, and having no use for Hong let bim
go. Tbe Chinaman with a broad smile
boarded the first train for Buffalo. There
are now four Chinamen in jail waiting
transportation to China; but tbe govern
ment has not provided the means for the
marshal and bis assistant to made tbe trip.
Looking for His) Children.
Astokiav Or., March 26. J. I. Louis, a
farmer of Deep River, Wash., came to
this city today looking for bis four
children, Helen, aged 14; James, 18;
Albert 11, and Bertha 10. James left
home and came to Astoria on the steamer
Queen Tuesday. Tbe other tbree left
school Wednesday afternoon and have
not been seen since to bis knowledge. A
divorced wife in Astoria denies all know
ledge of the children. The children have
always been satisfied witb their borne.
Behrloc Sea Arbitration Treaty. '
Washington, March 25. In execntive
session today the senate practically com
pleted consideration of tbe Bebring sea
arbitration treaty. In view of tbe absence
of a number of senators, the final vote
upon ratification was deferred until Mon
day. It is understood a resolution look
ing to tbe withholding nt the exchange of
nnal ratifications until tbe modus Vivendi
is renewed will accompany tbe treaty.-
Will Be Batifled.
Washington, March ' 28, Lord Salis
bury's last communication to tbe presi
dent stating the grounds upon wbicb be
will consent to renew the modus yivendi,
was laid before tbe senate tbis afternoon.
In transmitting tbe paper to the senate
the president added to the formal letter a
statement that Salisbury's reply was very
satisfactory and be was preparing a suit
able response. The character of this
response as indicated in tbe president's
letter will be a substantial acceptance of
Lord Salisbury's tender, witb a few mod
ifications that doubtless will be arranged
without difficulty. There ' can be no
question the reception of the communica
tion largely removed any doubt of tbe
favorable action of tbe senate upon tbe
treaty and, in fact, when adjournment
was had it was the general belief that tbe
treaty will be ratified tomorrow. Much
of the debate today was devoted to tbe
question of damages that might be
awarded by tbe arbitrators for or against
this country. Senator George took a
prominent part in discussing this point,
aud, fortified by a number of authorities,
proceeded to address tbe senate at length,
tbe newest feature of his speech being a
eulogistic reference to President Harri
son's attitude in tbe negotiations. No
specific prediction of the amount of dam
ages was attempted, but senators familiar
with the subject cite the figures to show
that poachers secured 65,000 sealskins
last year, which meant tbe destruction of
of over 100,000 seals. In dismal places
only a small portion was killed, and it is
believed tbat not more than 10,000 skins
were taken in tbe Bebring sea proper,
and taking the government valuation at
$10 per skin, the damage we could right
fully claim for last year's operations of
the poachers would not be considerable.
On tbe other band, tbe loss sustained by
Canadian vessel-owners, assuming tbey
were illegally excluded from tbe seal
waters, must be much larger than our
; The Seals are Safte.
Washington, March 28. It is said on
good authority tbat tbe president and bis
cabinet are well pleased with the concil
iatory tone of Lord Salisbury's note of
tbe 28th inst-, especially as it is held to
concede tbe point tbat bas been tbe prin
cipal cause of contention, viz.: renewal
of the modus Vivendi of last year for the
protection of the seal fisheries. The al
leged concession is believed to be implied
in his proposition, to agree to a moaua
Vivendi in case tbe treaty of arbitration
is ratified, under tbe' condition that each
government shall guarantee the other tor
damages incurred tarongn tne suspension
of sealing operations. One official, who
has been consulted by tbe president in
regard to tbe negotiations; said- be was
especially pleased witn juora sausDury a
admission that Great Britain will bold it
self liable for damage resulting to tbe
United States because of tbe modus Viv
endi in the event tbat the verdict of tbe
arbitrators is adverse to the continent.
It is said, taking all together, Lord Salis
bury's note is satisfactory as indicating a
good prospect for an amicable settlement
of tbe question at issue. Further corres
pondence will be necessary to settle tne
method of determining the character of
the damage claims.
Meeting of the Delegates at
- the Court House.
A Strong; Ticket Placed Before the
. People By the Bepnbiins of
Wasco County.
The Republican county convention of
Wasco county met Saturday morning at the
court house pursuant to call, M T Nolan,
chairman of the county central committee,
calling the meeting to order and reading
the official notice for the same.
Chairman Nolan, after reading the call,
returned his thanks for the confidence re
posed in him by the members of the Repub
lican party of Wasco county in selecting
him to serve as chairman for the central
committee for the past four years and ex
pressed the hope that the convention would
now release him and select some one else,
believing as he did tbat two terms in any
office was enough for any man. He then
announced that nominations for temporary
offices were in order.
M J Anderson placed in nomination for
temporary chairman W H H Dufur, of Du
fur, making in tbe defense of that gentle'
man a neat speech which was well received
T A Hudson, who held a proxy, placed in
nomination M P Eisenberg, of Hood River,
and asked that the name of this gentleman
be substituted for Mr. Dufur.
This suggestion brought forth a vigorous
protest from Anderson, who said be did not
propose to have Dufur's name substituted
by any one. Mr. Dufur s name would go
before tbe convention on its merits, which
remark was greeted with applause.
in the suggestion of the chairman the
selection of temporary chairman was made
by ballot.
M A Moody and Robert Mays were ap
pointed to act as tellers and created consid
erable merriment as tbey met at the secre
tary'a table and shook hands.
The result ot the ballot was the election
of Mr. Dufur by a vote of 38 to 35, and on
motion ot T A Hudson his election was
made unanimous.
On taking the chair Mr. Dufur returned
his thanks for the honor conferred on him.
and hoped that tbe entire proceedings of
the convention would be harmonious and
that the result of its labors would be the
presentation of a ticket to the voters of
Wasco county tbat would commend itself
to the hearty support of every Republican,
and all others interested in securing good
government for the people and one that
would be elected from top to bottom.
J M Patterson was unanimously chosen
as temporary secretary and H C Rooper as
temporary assistant secretary.
On motion, a committee of five on creden
tials was appointed by the chair as follows:
Robt Mays, R Sigman, C L Gilbert, C V
Lane, Richardson.
On motion, a committee of five on order
of business was appointed by the chair as
follows: M J Anderson, J E McCormick, F
C Sexton, H Rice, F Menefee.
On motion of M A- Moody convention
took recess until 1:30 o'clock.
The committee on credentials reported
finding all delegates present duly elected
from the several precincts in the county
with the exception of Hood River, which
certified to the election of five delegates in
place of four as apportioued by the central
committee and on motion ot M A Moody
that precinct was allowed . the additional
representation, and tbe report of the com
mittee adopted.
The committee on order of business for
permanent organization reported as follows.
The temporary officers of the convention
was recommended to be the permanent offi
cers and the following order of business.
Election of sheriff, clerk, county judge,
assessor, treasurer, superintendent of publio
instruction, county commissioner, surveyor,
coroner and delegates to the state conven
tion. . Robt Mays took exception to the report
and moved that in the election of delegates
to tbe state convention tbat the county be
districted, giving four to tbe precincts out
side of Tbe Dalles, as agreed upon by the
Friday night caucus, and that The Dalles be
diyided so that East Dalles and Bigelow pre
cincts constitute one district and W est Dalles
and Trevitt precincts another. He offered
this as an amendment to the report of the
committee and spoke at length in support
of his amendment. The proposed amend
ment provoked considerable discussion, Mr.
Mays insisting upon its being carried while
those opposed believed that inasmuch as the
county would be allowed' to fix tbeir dis
tricts as they deemed beat it was no more
than fair that tbe city delegates should be
given the same chance to select tbe two del
egates apportioned to The Dalles.
Mr. Moody offered as an amendment to
the amendment tbat the report of tbe com
mittee be adopted and tbat the delegates ot
the four precincts in Tbe Dalles be allowed
to district the same as they saw fit for the
selection of delegates to tbe state conven
tion. Tbe amendment of Mr. Moody's
was carried almost uoaimously, but two or
three dissentiug voices being heard.
Tbe districting of the remaining portion
of the county was then made as quickly as
possible. -
First District Hood River, Cascades and
Second District Dufur.Eight Mile, Nan
sene and Columbia.
Third District SUngsley, Tygb, Wamic
and Wapinitaa.
Fourth District Mosier, Antelope, Bake
Oyen and Deschutes.
Filth and Sixth Districts West Dalles,
East Dalles, Bigelow and Trevitt precincts.
The chair announced that the next order
of business would be the nomination of
candidates and appointed Messrs. Mays and
Moody as tellers.
Tbe following nominations were made for
sheriff: C P Balch, of Dufur, H W Steel, of
Five Mile, C W Rice, of Wapinitia, and C
L Phillips, of The Dalles. The first ballot
was as follows: Balch 34, Phillips 15, Steel
13, Rice 11. Second ballot Balch
Steel 10, Rice 11, Phillips 14. Balch was
declared the nominee, and on motion of C
L Phillips the nomination was made unani
mous. Nominations for clerk were next in or
der and the following names were presented:
Alex MacLeod, E N Chandler, J M Hunt
ington, J M Patterson. First ballot Hunt
ington 30, Chandler 23, MacLeod 16, Pat
terson 5. Second ballot Huntington 39,
Chandler 24, MacLeod 11, Patterson .
Mr.. Huntington was declared the nominee.
B S Huntington placed in nomination C
N Thornbury for the position of county
judge, and there being no further nomina
tions he was declared the unanimous choice
of the convention.
Nominations for assessor were next in
order. M J Corkerline, John Barnett, A A
Urquhart, J Koonts were nominated. First
ballot Kooutz, 32; Urquhart, 17; Corker
line, 12; Barnett, 12. Mr. Barnett with
drew bia name and tbe second ballot re
sulted as follows: Koontz, 41; Urquhart,
19; Corkerline, 14.
For treasurer K Jacobseu, Wm Michell
and I C Nickeleen were nominated, result'
ing in the following vote: Michell 30, Ja
cobsen 29, Nickelsen 15. Tbe second bal
lot stood Michell 36, .Taoobsen 32, Nickel
sen 6; third ballot, Michell 38, Jacobsen 33,
Nickelsen 3.
Troy Shelly was unanimously nominated
for the position of superintendent of pub
lic schools.
For county commissioner S D Fisher, of
Mosier, H A Leavens and E P Ash, of Cas
cade Locks were placed in nomination, re
sulting as follows: Leavens 46, Fisher 15,
Ash 12.
E F Sharp was unanimously nominated
as candidate for county surveyor.
For coroner N M Eastwood was nominated
by acclamation.
A recess of half an hour was taken for
the delegates to meet by districts and select
delegates to the state convention.
Tbe following persons were chosen as del
egates to the state convention: M A Moody,
N B Sinnott, George Johnston, M P Eisen
berg, Horace Rice, M J McCorkle.
Whereas, This county has been afflicted
with drouth and failure of crops to a large
exteot for two or tbree seasons, causing a
financial stringency among tne farmers, and
whereas, ihe time for tbe payment for
the railroad lands recently forfeited expires
in February, 1893, which will leave one
abort year for many settlers to raise crops
to pay tor said lands; therefore, be it
Hesolved, Tbat this convention is in favor
of having the time extended two years.
Jtcssolced, lhat the secretary be instructed
to send a copy of these resolutions to each
of our congressmen, asking them to secure
such extension if possible.
Kesolvea, 'lhat tbe Republicans of Wasco
county, in convention assembled, do in
struct tbeir delegates to the Republican
state convention to pledge tbe candidates
they may nominate for tbe state legislature
to work for the passage of a law that shall
reduce the fees of the offices of clerk and
sheriff of this county, either by cntting off
the dda per centum, or by placing these
omces uuder a revsonable bxed salary.
Kesotved. Tbat this convention is m favor
of an open river.
Harney Mines.
Notwithstanding the deep snow which
still remains in tbe mountains, says tbe
Harney Timet, people are beginning to
come into tbe country and report tbat
hundreds more from nearly all localities
will soon follow. Preparatory work is
still going on at tbe mines. A number
now bave their ditches completed and
are busy drifting and stripping according
to the depth to bedrock. It is now be
lieved that the majority of claims will be
prepared for work as soon ai tbe water
starts in tbe spring. Contrary to the
growl of doubting Thomases, each day
brings renewed hope. Tbe immense
richness ot tbe placer diggings is now
assured beyond any question, a dollarto
tbe pan in some claims no longer creating
any excitement, and, as bigh as ten cents
and two bits to the pan have been washed
out several miles down tbe creek. Two
or three ledges baye been struck and
pronounced by expert miners to, be im-
imensely rich, and miners in this locality
believe tbe Gold Gulcb and Tront creek
discovery to be one of tbe best mines
ever struck on tbis coast. Iven Moore
was tbis week offered 80 ' bead of fine
horses and $1800 for one claim in Gold
Gulcb which be smilingly declined. Mr,
Moore is an experienced miner, and it
well aware what bis claim is, and is a
man wbo will sell when tbe figures reach
es the wealth of his dirt.
Several business houses are now under
course of erection and more will Boon
follow. For the benefit ot those wbo are
contemplating coming in tbe spring we
will say tbat in the opinion ot old miners
now in tbis country there will be dis
covered other rich diggings in these here
tofore unexplored mountains. There is
no question but these mountains will be
thoroughly prospected as soon as it can
be done after the snow is gone, but tbis
ill take several years of diligent work,
Everybody is welcome and tbe lucky
man gets the prize.
Idol City is tbe name of a, new town
recently surveyed and laid off on front
creek, just above tbe mouth of Gold
Gulcb. 8eyeral buildings are already up,
and one store and one or more hotels are
already in operation.
. Zingsley Items.
Kinoslky, March 24, 1892.
Editor Tims-MouTiini-
Not seeing a letter ' for a long time in
vour valuable journal, trom luogsiey x
thought I would try and send you
a few
items. .
Farmers are nearly through plowing and
some have considerable grain sowed. We
hope and look for a good crop this season.
Its a glorious spring.
Glad to see an improvement is to be made
on Tygh hill road, but a great many farmers
around here believe that the road sbould
have been made np what is called and
known as McLeod's canon.'theace straight
north for five or six miles and coming out
on tbe county road at Glavey's ranch. Two
great advantages a road running this way
would have over the proposed new route
would be a never failing supply of good
water in two or three places on tbe road,
and most decidedly a leveller grade. There
is no water on the present road nor will
there be on the new route between Dutur
and Tvgh Valley (a distance of 15 or 16
miles) during the dry season.
We held our primary here on Saturday
last 'and bad a large meeting. Glad to - say
we elected anti-Farley and Gourlay dele
gates to attend tbe county convention on
the 26th. Tbey are men of good, sound,
common sense, who will not listen or be dic
tated to by any clique or ring, but whose
sole desire is to have put in nomination
for office capable men wbo will command
tbe respect, confidence, and vote of their
own party.
The chain that Farley and Gourlay want
ed to bind the electors of this precinct witb
has been broken. Their political schemes
won't work in Kingsley. I would call tbeir
best attention to the following extraot I
copy from one of your leading articles in
your weekly issue of the 19th, "When any
organization becomes so corrupt as to will
fully trample on tbe opinion of electors. Us
doom is sealed.'' More anon. Libkbtt.
From Saturday Daily.
The Republican county convention
held in the city to-day.
A slight sprinkle of rain to-day laid
dust and made matters very spung-like.
During these political struggles the city
wears the usual energetic, lively appearnoe.
Tbe delegates to the county convention
are well represented to-day, and candidates
are busy.
The amount of taxes paid by the Union
Pacific tbis year was S10.2S9 60. This is
very liberal sum and will be thankfully re'
ceived. '
Mr. W. S. Halvor, an employe in the
postothce in Portland, and sou to Mr. G. B.
Halvor, is visiting friends and relatives in
the city.
Mr, Geo. W. Kunyan met with an acci
dent one day this week, by striking a
pick, with which he was working, into his
foot, severely catting and injuring the big
toe, and, in consequence, be is forced to use
a crutch in perambutlating the city.
Ruth Case, the baby cared for by Mrs,
Rinebart in tbis city, and taken by her to
Missoula, Mont., some time ago, died this
morning. A dispatch conveying the sad in
telligence was to-day received by Dr. Rine
hart. Mr. John P. Case, tbe father of tbe
child, is a resident of tbis city.
Tbe following are the officers installed at
Aurora Lodge, JNo. o4, K. of r., at Wasco,
yesterday morning: (J. J. Bright, Jr. (J.; V.
C Brock, C. C; J. M. Cummins, V, C:
J. M. Denison, P.; H. E. Beers, M. of E.;
M. A. Leslie. M. of F; M. A.- Mur-
chie, K. of R. and S.; A. Cameron, M. at
Methodist services to-morrow as follows;
11 A. M. sermon to young converts: Sunday
school at 12:20; children's meeting at 4 T,
M.; Epworth League at 6: sermon on "The
Relation of Spirituality to Success in Every
Day Life" at 7:30. The new bell which has
just arrived from the McSbane Bell Foun
dry of .Baltimore will announce the time of
We received through the mail to-day an
announcement, from Mr. and Mrs. John H
Mitchell, of the marriage of their daughter,
Mattie Elisabeth to the Duke de La Roche
foucauld in Paris, February 11. 1892. We
bad been aware of this fact foi tome time;
but the official statement from headquarters
simply verities the published proceedings ot
tbe ceremony.
An Ellensburgh dispatch says: There has
been considerable excitement here lately
over ladies, particularly young girls, being
insulted by Uhinamen. One girl was almost
assaulted. Last night a Chinauiaa was
caught in the act by young men who were
watching, and making sure of bis guilt
they took him off the street, stripped him,
laid him over a barrel and gave bim a hun
dred whacks oo the bare back with a barrel
stave. He is laid up from tbe punishment
and declares be will have them arrested,
If hi does, trouble is liable to ensue, as tbe
feeling is very bitter against the Chinamen
Exchange: A woman about 40 years of
age registered, at a hotel in Pendleton a few
days ago as ''Mrs. C. Ladd, La Grande."
She said she was awaiting the arrival of a
nephew from Lewiston. For three days
she suffered greatly from neuralgia, and tbe
last evening was seen to leave tbe hotel and
walk down to tbe Umatilla river. A few
days after she was found wandering about
tbe streets in Pendleton and taken to tbe
hospital, where she was kept three days
and as she gave evidence of loss of reason
sbe was ordered tent to tbe insane asylum
by the county judge. Excessive uso of
liquor is assigned as the cause of the worn'
an s unfortunate condition.
From Monday's Dally. 1
Mr. Chas. Tom, oi Grant,' is in town to
day. '
Hon. J. D. Lee, of East Portland, is in
tne oity.
Mrs. P. E. Michell arrived in the city
yesterday from Uoiumhus, Wash,
Mr. A, Li. Peter, of Seattle, Wash., it in
the city, visiting bis sisters, the milliners.
The toil in Eastern Oregon is in better
condition for crops than it has been for
number of ears past.
Last Saturday Mr. Geo, Ruch, the county
treasurer, paid into tbe state treasury S1U,
289.60, part payment of tbe state tax..
Rey. A. C. Spencer, of the Methodist
church in this city, will leave on the east-
bound train this evening for Pennsylvania
Three attachments were filed in the
clerk's office to-day on tbe goods of Wolf
Lake, at Cascade Locks, aggregating over
$10,000. -
Mr. E. H. Graham, arrived from Prine
ville yesterday, will leave to-morrow for
Flagstaff, Arizona, to visit bis parents, Mr,
and Mrs. xt. Graham.
Notwithstanding the excitement conse
quent upon tbe county convention, there
was a clean record in tne recorder s omco
to-day, and consequently that official was
The delegates to thef state cooyeotion
from Sherman county are H. S. McDanel,
A. D. MoDonald and F. Kelsay; from Gil
n, W. W. Steiwer.J. P. Lucas, Royal,
A. A. Jayne.
A light frost covered the ground this
morning; bnt we learn from parties wno
arrived from Mill creek to-day tbat this
will not injure tbe fruit crop, and tbe prod'
net tbis year will be unprecedented.
Tbe little town of Arlhngton baa bngbt
prospects for the future. Being contiguous
to some of the best lands in Gilliam county,
it will be the shipping point for wool and
wheat, and this will intuse lite into business
of all kinds.
The east-bound passenger train, due here
at midnight, did not arrive until 6 o'clock
this morning. This delay was caused by a
landslide near Shell ttock. The tram from
the west,due in tbis city at 12.-20 P. X., did
not arrive until 1:20 one hour late.
In addition to the proceedings of the Re
publican county convention published in
our issue ot Saturday, resolutions were
passed endorsing Hon. W. R, Ellis, for
member of oongress in second congressional
district, and Hons W, H. Wilson for dis
trict attorney. '
Corvallis Gazette: D. R. N. Blackburn, of
Albany, has been mentioned by several Re
publican papers as a candidate for the office
of supreme judge. Mr. tuacKOurn is weu
known as a lawyer of ability and integrity
and if nominated would certainly make a
trong candidate.
Dayton Herald: The charge brought
against Prof. Lowe for kissing female pupils
was investigated Monday evening Detore
large number of the patrons and pupils of
the school. It was unanimously voted to
exonerate Mr. Lowe of the charge, the ac
cuser voting as others did.
Tne nominations at the Republican con
vention last Saturday at Condon, Guliam
county, are as follows: i&epresentative, J
la. Goodrich; clerk, J. f. Lucas; sheriff, xL
M. Johnson; treasurer, M. Halttead; school
superintendent,, W. W. Kennedy. Tbe
otber names oh the ticket we could not
learn. -
Mr. Ed. Burkhardt, manager of the
American Dressed Meat Co., Troutdale, was
la the city yesterday, and purchased 1314
sheep and six carloads ot cattle, r or sbeep
5 cents a pound was paid, and these will
average 100 pounds each. These were
shipped tram J. JS. Saltmarshe a UO in
this city. ' ,
On tbe high trestle over Mill creek the
passenger train ran into a cow tbis morn'
ing, and the animal was so thoroughly de
molished that it would have been difficult
to have 'picked np the pieces. It is strange
that no serious accident happened to the
train, and it is fortunate that the oars were
not derailed.
Condon oor. Fossil Journal; Deputy Sher
iff Joe Anthony returned Wednesday from
Idaho, bringing as his prisoner the redoubt
able John scott. scott was bound over to
appear before the grai.d jury last fall, in the
sum of $100, but skipped his bonds. He is
charged with stealing several articles irom a
Pine creek sheep cabin.
A couple of yean ago "keep your eye on
Pasco" was familar to alL Now it is a
cheatnnt, and people generally think there
is nothing felt there. But there is at least
newspaper, as the following gasps from
tbe Headlight will proye: "Pasoo is all
right; it's you're liver that's out of joint.
If a man could subsist on climate alone
Pa-co would be tbe paradise of the uni
verse. What are you doing for Pasco? Get
a move on you and don't sit around like a
bump on a log. If you want to retain a
live paper in tbis city get in with your
purses and support it or there will be a
funeral. A. J. Littlejoho, of Taooma, was
in the city the front end of the week, and
predicted a bright and glowing future for
the city which bas no optic"
Record: Judge O. N. Denny of Portland,
one of tbe large property holders of this
city, is with os this week. The judge, in
vested originally about $10,000 in town
property and thinks now that his landed
interests here will net him a fair profit. Ha
fully endorses the course of the Arlington
board of trade on upper river transporta
tion. Glacier: Hon. E. L. Smith hat purchased
the S toller ranch at Trout Lake, and
having a boat made for use in tbe lake the
coming summer. This is one of the most
delightful camping places in the northwest,
and tbe trout fishing it simply immense.
Mr. Smith is an ardent fisherman and
sbould be content with bis purchase. It is
worth the smount paid for the whole place
for the fishing pnvileges alone.
We understand that Wall's monkey on
'Eight Mile, named Hugh Gourlay after one
of our notorious citizens, died last Saturday
after being aick for several days.' On tbe -evening
of Saturday, March 19th, he suf
fered a severe attack of cerebro spinal men
ingetis. He rallied somewhat in the morn
iug of Saturday, but died' in the evening .
soon after tbe Kepubiioan convention ad
F. W. D. Mays, of the Pomeroy. Wash..
Independent, wields a vigorous pencil. Here
is tbe heading of the leading editorial in his
issue of March 10th. "Tbe buzzards ot
damnation are packing and the carrion
crows of hell are spewing out their filth in
order to once more deceive' the people'
Then be writes a column article in which he '
invokes all the powers of earth and heaven
to arise in their majesty and might and hurl
the boodlers into tbe bottomless pit.
Bsker Democrat: At a depth of 120 feet,
the present depth of the shaft, the ledge of
the White Swan mine measures full four .
feet wide and samples clear across tbo yeia
at $40 to the ton. This is oertainly a won
derful showing. The mill is being repaired
and will be put in operation again iu a few
days. Then the Democrat will be able to
record tbe arrival here of bullion shipments
from the White Swan and tee the grand
output of $60,000 swelled by. thousands
more. ' - .
A poor, unfortunate tourist applied tor
Iodgiug last evening in the city tail and was
there ontil 2 o'clock this afternoon without
food. He was terribly demoralized when
found in the oell, and he wore a woe-begone
oouuteDanoe when the kind-hearted recorder
and city marshal took him out and gave
him a meal.' If ha bad been drunk or a
hobo his name would bave been found on
tbe register; bnt, as it was, do one knew he
was there, until he was found in bit forlorn
condition by one of the many vigilant re
porters Of the TlalKS-MOONTAINBEB.
Arlington Record: Ernest Franks, the 13-
year-old son of C. A. Frauka, of this oity,
had a narrow escape from drowning in the
Umatilla river last Thursday afternoon. He
was on bis way from Arlington to Cold
Springs on horseback, and tried to ford the
river at tbe rapids above town. When in
the middle of the stream his horse fell. Tbe
boy managed to get dear of tbe saddle, but
was carried a quarter of a mile by tbe cur
rent. He was finally fished out in a half
drowned condition by some railroad men
wbo happened to see bim in the river.
From Tuesday s Dally.
A Webfoot day.
Mr. L. O. Ralston, of AUngton, cams
down on tbe evening train yesterday.
The river is rising rapidly and the Colum.
bia is very high for this season of tbe year.
Tbe showers of rain during the last tew
days hat clothed the hills in a carpeting of
green. -
Mr. H. McCoy, one of the pioneer resi
dents of Fifteen Mile creek, is in the city
Work has besun on the Conoresational
chusch and will be prosecuted to comple
tion as rapidly as possible.
Mr. C. Schott, a former resident of Tbe
Dalles, but now of Gilliam county, is
registered at tbe Umatilla House.
Friendship Lodge, No. 9, K. of P., are
taking steps towards the parohase of ground
and the erection of a Pythian castle in this
city. ' .
Judge O. N. Denny, ef Portland, is in
tbe city. He came down from Arlington
last evening, wbere be bas large property .
interests. ,
Tbe following deed wat filed for record
to-day: John R Rankin and wife to D N.
Clougb ; parcel of land in section 2 T S
N R 10 east ; $240.,
Tbe rain during the last' two days has
been general throughout Wasco, Sherman
and Gilliam oounttes, and the prospects ,
were never better for crops. ;
Tbe oitizens of Arlington have undertaken
to stop tbe sand from blowing by planting
some of the hardier grasses, and hopes are
entertained that this plan will betuooessfuL
An agreeable rain began falling last night, 1
and continued during the day. Every
shower of rata adds to the moisture in the -ground
and increases the prospects for
We are sorry o learn that Mr. John
Cates, father of our sheriff, is quite sick at
his residence in 'this eity. xlis many
friends will hope that he will soon be re
stored to health.
About $75,000 remains of the last appro
priation tor the lock at tbe Cascades; but
tbe water is to high at present that won
cannot be carried on in tbe oanaL but stone
cutters will begin operations in a few days.
Yesterday Mr. James Peters declared
bis intention of becoming an American
citizen, and thereby renounced bis allegv
iance to tbe queen of Great Britain and .
Ireland. To-day Mr. Duncan McAuley .
did the tame commendable act, and with -in
two days ber august majesty, whose
sceptre is wielded over more subjects
than ever Caesar's was, lost two faithful
We received a communication to-day,
signed by "Tax-Payer", but the name was
not given, and therefore it was not pub
lished. The complaint was made about
"large casks or tanks that have been ob-
truottng tbe sidewalk on Washington
street," and, while tbe newspaper ia tbe
proper channel through which matters
which cannot be righted in tbe courts
should baye a hearing, yet this obstruction
complained of could be removed by tbe city '
council, and "Tax-Payer" sbould present
bis grievance to that body.
Senator Mitchell bas succeeded in ob
taining an order from tbe secretary of
war, relieving tbe governor of Oregon
from responsibility for tbe loss of govern
ment property in possession of tbe Ore
gon National Guard, and destroyed by
fire at Tne Dalles, Oregon, September 2,
1891. Instructions bave been forwarded
to tbe governor from tbe war department,
authorizing bim to drop tbe destroyed
articles from bit annual reports for tbe
year ending December $1, 1891.
Bast Oregontan: A young Indian brave
named "Lacket-il-Pilp" baa been gath
ered to bia fathers nnder suspicious cir -cutcstances.
Sunday morning an Indian
reported finding tbe body of the young
man la tbe river at Pendleton. Tbe re
mains were taken charge of by hit people
and conveyed to bis home, wbere an ex
amination by Dr. McKay disclosed the
fact tbat bis neck was broken. No
marks of external violence were visible.
"Lacket-il-Pilp" is supposed to have met
his death Saturday evening, being in
town tbat day. The body waa lying at
tbe water's edge near tbe foot of tbe
levee about one hundred yards above tbe
Main street bridge. On tbe levee were
the prints of moccasin feet as though
there bad been an encounter, and tbe
sbredt of blankets were found on a wire
fence near. Indiana are considerably ex
cited over the affair, and suspect font
play. An investigation will be held at
tbe agency. The dead Indian leaves a
young wife to mourn ber lord's untimely

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