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THE DALLES "WEEKLY- CHRONICLE, FRIDAY,. MAT 20, 1893,
;ihe Weekly GbMele.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF WASCO COUNTY.
Entered at the Postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon,
- - . . aa second-class matter.
BY KAIL (POSTAGE FEB PAID) IX ADVANCE,
Weekly, 1 year 1 50
Daily, 1 year........
" 6 months.....
- per "
- Address all communication to ! THE CHRON
ICLE," The Dalles, Oregon! . . . .
A RICH REGION.
Sherman county never, in all her his
tory, looked half so well as she does to
day and the prospects for an immense
v grain crop were never so flattering. Less
than twelve years ago the whole county,
from" the river to its southern boundary
line, was one vast stock range, covered
with waving bunch grass and immense
herds of horses, cattle and sheep. Now
. the county is one vast grain field, either
in crop or summer . fallow, and, as
viewed from some advantageous hill-top,
"presents a magnificent mosaic of green
and red. " The farmers are generally
. prosperous. The fine.crops of last sea
son and good prices" for grain, placed
many of them in easy circumstances,
' but the great desideratum is railroad
- connection with the head of navigation
on the Columbia, so that they may have
the benefit of lower freights for their er-
. ports. The farmers of Sherman county
are, as one man, in favor of the dalles
portage; and no man, no matter what his
politics, whose record on this question ia
"open to doubt, could gain their support
for any office in their gift. Grain raising
. here is reduced to a -science and isgener-
' ally done on a large scale. He is a small
farmer who lias not as mucn as zuu or
300 acres of wheat. Smith Brothers
' one of whom is candidate on the demo
cratic ticket for joint senator, have 4,500
acres in cultivation. At present they
have fourteen gang plows at work, turn
ing over an average of sixty acres a day,
and expect to summer fallow 3,500 acres,
The larger portion of thir lands lie across
the John Day river, in Gilliam county
G. D., Woodwbrth has 1,600 acres in cul
tivation, and this year it is nearly all in
'Summer fallow. Medlar Brothers have
.'about 1,200 acres, Hildebrand and Han-
son about 1,200 . acres, B. F. Medler
and John Medler have about 1,000
' acres each, A. D. McDonal about 900
acres, James McMillan 900 acres, Mc-
. Derinott Brothers have 1,120 acres, Sink
& Sons about 2,000 acres, C. C. Huck
640 acres ; Dume Brothers about 1,200
acres, Dell Porter 1,120 acres, Murchie
.Brothers 1,760 acres, Mrs. J. McPherson
. 1,000 acres, John Johnson 640 acres,
'Sexton Brothers 960 acres,' John K.
Stocking about 1,000, J. E. Forbis 960
acres, Mike Smith 640 acres, W. H,
"Biggs about 640 acres, Froebe Brothers
1,600 acres, and any number of others
cultivating from a section downwards.
Scarcely any spring grain is raised, and
-from what the writer has seen of the
."county, during a drive from The Dalles
to Wasco, it would seem that fully half
of the cultivated lands are either plowed
or being plowed for summer fallow. The
average, product per acre of wheat for
the entire county is estimated at twenty
bushels. Mr. John Smith estimates
that there are 80,000 acres of land in cul
tivation in the county and possibly as
much as 150,000 acres more fit for culti
vation.' Good improved farms can be
had at from $9 to $12.50 per acre. Ex
Senator W. H. Biggs of SVasco, who is
handling real estate, informs your re
porter that be has about 3,000 acres ' of
choice farming lands for sale' at these
prie'es. ' .. " '
The Columbia River Fruit Company.
Whatever opinion others may enter
tain, the writer has unlimited faith in
the future of the section of Wasco
county bordering on the Columbia river,
as a fruit country. We have long passed
the experimental stage and are able to
present scores of instances where even
the most unpromising locations have
yielded rich returns for intelligent labor.
The tons and tons of dried and green
fruit consumed at home or shipped out
of the county annually, abundantly
prove that we can raise fruit and plenty
of it, and fruit too, some classesof which
have no superior any where on the
American continent. We predict that
before many years have passed the hills
and valleys for miles back of The Dalles
and back of the Columbia rives will be
one continuous orchard and vineyard.
That such is not the case at present is
. fully accounted for by the fact that it
takes time and capital to raise fruit on
- an extensive scale,, under the most fav
orable circumstances. In this direction
the Columbia River Fruit company has
been doing a work on the old Lair Hill
ranch and on the adjoining farm which
the company purchased last year from
Rev. W. H, Wilson,' which was a sur
prise to -the writer as her walked and
drove over it a tew days ago. . The lands
covered by these two farms comprise
1,460 acres, in addition to- about 1,200
acres on the other side of the river. .: A
force of between twenty and thirty men,
under a-competent overseer,, have been
at work since last fall clearing the land,
plowing and planting fruit trees and
grape vines. . About 130 acres are now
in bearing, or will bear fruit this coming
season. Seventv-ifi-ve acres Jut ve been
planted during the fall and spring, and
about 100 acres .more are ready for plant
ing. The company expects to keep a force
of from .thirty to fifty men at work all
summer and to have 1500 acres, all told,
planted on both sides of the river before
winter. . The amount of work already
accomplished, which can be seen by
anyone who takes the trouble of a short
ride np Mill creek, is an earnest of what
may be expected. The company, we
are assured, has no lack of capital and it
has disposed of nearly all of its 2500
shares of stock, at least all that it cares
to dispose of at present. The president
of the company is O. D. Taylor of this
city, the vice-president,' C. C. Foster of
Saginaw, Mich., the treasurer, G. R.
Burnside, of Buffalo, the general man
ager, E. A. Dunham of Cleveland and
the superintendent, A. T. Higby of New
York.. Shares of stock are sold at $400
each, payable one-fourth yearly. When
a share of stock is fully paid for the
holder is entitled to one acre of four year
old bearing fruit trees, or he may con
tinue his connection with the company
at his own option. The progress of the
company will be watched with much in
terest. Its success, and we know of no
reason why "it should not succeed, is of
immense import to this city, and to the
holder of every acre of fruit land in the
neighborhood. Only by such, methods
can orchards be planted on. an extensive
scale, as the man of ordinary means can
not afford to wait till his orchard begins
to bear. The success of the Columbia
River Fruit Co.'will make fruit growing
the most important industry in this im
. The republican candidate for congress,
Hon. W. B. Ellis, will speak at the fol
lowing points: " , . " -
Hood River, Tuesday, May 17th, 7:30
p. m. -
Moro, Wednesday, May 18th, 1 :3Q p. m
Wasco. " " " - 7:30 "
Dufur. Thurday. May 19th, 1 :30 p. m
The Dalles, Thursday, May 19th, 7:30
p. m. , "
Hdn. H. B. Miller, of Grant's Pass,
will accompany Mr. .Ellis in the cam
paign at the above mentioned places.
Sunday May lotk, by Rev. Father
Brongeest, at the residence of the bride's
parents, Mr. Zenas A. Moody to Miss
In Sonoma, Cal., May 9th, at the res
idence of the bride's parents, Chas. A.
Cooper, of Portland, Or., and Ella V.
Agnew. . .--
- ' BORN.' ""
Iii this citv. Mav 12th, to the wife of
H. H. Driscoll. a son, 10U pounds. All
getting along finely. . - -
S5 Reward. -
I will pav the above reward ior the
conviction of the hobo who cut away and
stole the rope of my awning last night.
5-5-3t. XI. xlEBBRIXG.
Lost or stolen from my ranch near
Kingsley, a dark brown horse, branded
R. K. connected, on left shoulder, small
star in forehead, weight about 1200
pounds. -He was last seen near the
ranch on March 8th inst. I will pay the
above reward for his recovery.
3-29tf Mrs. J. Bolton.
R. E. French has for sale a number of
improved ranches and unimproved
lands in the Grass Valley neighborhood
in Sherman county. They will be sold
very cheap and on reasonable terms.
Mr. French can locate settlers on some
good unsettled claims in the same neigh
borhood. His address is Grass .Valley,
Sherman county, Oregon. -
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
When Baby was alct, we gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Hiss, she clung; to Castoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria
Where to buy Clocks. .
. xl juu mu itui ujjuu mi, uiaij uuvnu,
with Byrne, Floyd & Co., corner Second
and Union streets, The Dalles, who has
just opened the largest assortment and
the finest lines of goods in this branch
of trade, ever displayed In this city, and
at prices which defy competition you
will at once know, Where to buy clocks.
He has them from 2-00 up. 2-2bwtt
.' . WANTED. -
Four hundred men to sell our choice
varieties of nursery stock either on sal
ary or commission. Apply at once and
secure choice of territory. Permanent
employmant the year around. -
May Bbotbers, Nurserymen, .
4-15 wlOt Rochester, N. Y. -
You can buy Standard Mowers, Reap
ers, Hastes, or anytbiugin tne implement
line, as cheap from J. M. Filloon & Co.,
as if you were in Portland. .They keep
an unlimited supply of extras for all ma
chines sold bv them. Opposite Brooks
& Beers. 4-22wtf
For the best waeon on earth get tbe
Mitchell. For sale by J. M. Filloon & Co.
; ..- notice.;..
Parties holdinsr claims against W. S.
Cram are notified topresent them to him
at once, at tbe Columbia Candy Factory,
and all those indebted are requested to
settle at the same place, as I have sold
out my business . and want to close up
my accounts. Respectfully,
4-6dw4w A - W. S. Cbam.
JERSEY BULL "St Lambert ;
The thoroughbred Jersey bull St. Lam
bert, will stand for the season at the Co
lumbia f eed yard, ior service apply to
David George. - - 2i25dwlm
Z. T. Wright", the farm Implement
dealer in Portland', died at 10 o'clock
this morning from an overdose of mor
phine, administered by .himself ior re
lief from violent pain in the bowels,
Mr "Wright was the secretary, and
very active member' of the' single track
railway construction company, and will
be missed from the board of its directors.
The fifth attempt to elect seven repre
sentatives to. the Rhode Island state
legislature, who failed of election at
previous trials, was held Saturdav and
resulted in a choice - of six. All are
democrats. - - - - . .
Miss Jessie Keene, daughter of James
B. Keene, was married on Saturday to
Talbot J. Taylor, of Baltimore, in New
York. The bridegroom is a well-to-do
Baltimore man. . The wedding was a
modest one. and there were no brides
maids. A number of well-known society
people were present. . .....
The other republics of South America
should get together and . hold, little
Venezuela down when - she has her
spring attack of convulsions.
Mr. Jay Gould,-who is said to have
given up $1,000,000 for Chapultepec'.is not
the first American to take possession of
that property. Some time in the '40s a
Dartv of Americans went down into
Mexico and secured the - entire site of
Mr. Gould's purchase. And it did not
cost them $7,000,000, either.
" . Ewes and Lambs for.Sale. .
I have 1,400 ewes and lambs for sale
cheap. Call upon or address B. S. Kel
sav. Kent. Sherman .countv. Oretron.
, 4-23-1 md&w
ERINZ & NITSCHKE.
" . DEALERS IN
Furniture and Carpets:
We have added to our business a
complete Undertaking Establishment,
and as we are in no way connected with
the Undertakers' Trust our prices will
be low accordingly.
Remember our place on Second street,
next to Moody's bank. .
Fiogff & SIM,
Successors to C. K. Dunham.
Druggists and Chemists,
Pure Drags and Meflicines.
Dispensing Physicians'. Prescriptions a Specialty.
Night Druggists always In Attendance.
Cor. Second and Union
: THE DALLES, OREGON.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Etc.
All kinds of repairing a special tv, and all work
guaranteed and promptly attended to.
Call and see bis stock of clocks before you
leave an order elsewhere.
A. A. Brown,
Keeps a full assortment of
; and Provisions.;
- which he offers at Low Figures.
SPECIAL :-: PAIGES
to Cash. Buyers.
Hittlest Cash Prices fir Es anj
: ote Prote. ,.
I 170 SECOND STREET.
Young & Iass,
ElaGksmiili & VagoR SfiQD
General Blacksmithing and Work done
- promptly, and " all work
Guaranteed.. - ... .
Horse Shoeeing a Spciality.
TMii Street, opptsite is oil licte Slant
Tiie f atoMer,
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Gain rapidly in health and strength by the
use of AVer's Sarsaparilla. This medicine
substitutes, rich and pur blood, for the
impoverished fluid left in the veins after
'fevers and. other wasting sickness. . It Im
proves the appetite and tones up the system,
so that convalescents soon , . . ..
active, and vigorous. To relieve that tired
feeling, depression of spirits, and nervous
debility, no other .medicine produces tbe
' speedy and permanent effect of Ayer's Sar
saparilla. F. O. Loring, Brockton, Mass.,
writes: " I am confident that anyone suffer-
ing irom cue eueccs oi acroiuuv, general de
bility, want of appetlte.-depresston of spirits,
and lassitude will be cored
Ayer's Sarsaparilla; for I have taken it, and
speak from experience."
" In the summer of 1888, I was cured of
nervous debility by the use of Ayer's Sarsa
parilla." Mrs. H. Benoit, 8 Middle St, Paw
tucket, B.I. -'. . . - " .
. "Several years ago I was in a debilitated
condition. Other remedies having failed, I '
began to take Avers .sarsapanua, ana was
: greatly benefited. As- a Spring medicine, I
consider it invaluable." Mrs. L. S. Win
chester, Eolden, Me. -.- - .
by Dr. 3. C. Aver & Co.. Lowell. Mam.
by all Druggists. Price tl ; six bottles, 5.
Cures others, will cure you
High Grade Rose Comb Brown Leghorn
..... JSJCs-Gs-JS .
For Sale at 50 Cents a Setting.
Enquire of E. M. Harriman or leave
orders - with E. N. Chandler at the
Grange Store. . 4-15-wtf
Burnt Knclj: fof pale.
Burnt RANCH,, the well-known. FARM
on John Day Kiver, Consisting of
One Hundred and Sixty Acres, .
40 Acres in Alfalfa, a fine Orchard of
Apples,: -.Fears, . Plums,
Peaches, Apricots, Grapes,.
Almonds, and Walnuts.
Market for all the fruit. A large irrierat
ing ditch from Bridge creek; plenty of
good water. A good house, barn and out
onses, farming implements, etc. Price
6,000. For terms, write or call.
Mrs. R. A. SALTZMAJJ,
4-22w8t .BURST RANCH, Crook Co., Or.
Fastest and Finest la tke Werld.
or aocomooaiiDni ooexceiiea.
OHDONDEBBY AND 6US00W.
NEW YORK, GIBRALIEB and NAPLES
At regular Interval.
- SALOON, SECOND-CLASS AND STEERABE
ffttAS On lnWAS.t tnrmN trt atxxA fmin tha mlnninla '
S00T0H, IH9USB, JSI3B AU CONTINIHTAL PCntTS-
r.xcureion nciceta araltitble to return by either the pio
mresque Clyde t North of Ireland or Naples & Gibraftu
wafts sal Xosv Oritn fw Any Asumt st Lewwt Bttss.
Apply to any or oar local Agents or to
HENDERSON BROTHERS, Chicago, 111.
, T. A. HUDSON. Agent, -'
The Dalles, Or.
Agency for -
TRADE MARK 8.
For Information and free Handbook write to -
HTJNN Jc CO- 861 BBOaDWAT, NltW JOBX.
Oldest bnreaa Yor seonrlns rjatentstn Ajmrt
Brery patent taken out by ns Is brouKSt beforo
the Bubiloby a nouoe siren Ire ol charge In the
Largest etrenlatlon of any sdentlflo paper in the
-world. Splendidly Ulnstnted. No lntallieent
man should be without It. Weekly. SS.OO a
year; SLiO six months. Address MUNN ac CO,
VUBUSHIBS, 3S1 Broadway, Mew York.
msco wareiise Co.,
Receives Goods on Stor
age, and Forwards same to
their destination. ,: -
For Sale on CJommission.
W . w . Oo-
THE DALLIES, OREGON.
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S -' ' 1 OS -c
. I s -;
. JOBBERS AND EETAILEE3 OF '
Hardware, Tinware, Etc., Etc.-
CQKNER SECOIsT) AND FEDERAL STREETS. - .
"-. . ' '
fleorti and Chairteir Oak
: STOVES AND EANGES.
Gods, Ammunition and Sporting Gqpds.
BLACKSMITH SUPPJJES, -
V? AGON MAKERS' MATERIAL,
SEWER PIPE", : . '
. PUMPS AND PIPE, - ;
The E. 0. Go-Operative Store
' ... CARRIES A FULL LINE OF' . .
Groceries, Family .Supplies, Boots .and Shoes,
, ' ' . ;.; ALSO A FULL LINE OF ' ' ' .
Carts, Reapers aad-lofers,. ani all MnJs of AirienltiRl
. " MANUFACTURERS
Undertakers and Embalmers.
V: NO. 166 SECOND STREET. " ' :'
New - Umatilla - House,
v THE DALLFS, OREGON. ' : ,
SINNOTT & FISH, PROP'S.
LARGEST : AND : FINEST
Ticket and Baggage Office of the U. P.
; - ' j,. ' ! Union Telegraph Office are in the "Hotel f
Fire-Proof Safe for the Safety of all Valuables. .
Groeeries and Groekery.
A fall line of Lamps, Glassware and "Dishes of all kinds. . Silver plated Knives,
Forks and Spoons. When yon are selecting your Christmas presents
look through my stock and you will get something useful
as well as ornamental.
113 IflflSHlHGTOH STflEET,
sewijig "SII16EII" WlljlES.
81 THIRD STB.BBT. v:
Ladies' and Childrens' French Felt Hats, - - 25c.
Trimmed Hats, - - - - - 50c.
Ladies and Children? Furnishing Goods, "WAY DOWN."
Mrs. Phillips, -
THE DALLES LUMBERING CO."
, ... " : "INCORPORATED J888. " " ' -
No. .67 "Washington Street. - . : . The Dalles. ;
Wholesale and Retail Dealers and Manufacturers of
Boilding Material and Dimension Timber, Doors,
Special Attention given to the
Boxes and Packing Cases. .
Fctotory and Xjruxsa.'bexr
DRY Pine, Fir, Oak and
Wagons and Carriages.
Reapers and Mowers.
, ' - AGENTS FOR
Mitchell, Lewis & Staver Co.'Sv
Agricultural Implements and Machinery'
ts. - v. .
and Third Streets,.
AND DEALERS IN
: HOTEL .: IN : OREGON.
R. R. Company, and office of the Western
THE DALLES, OREGOfl
81 Third Street.
Windows, Moldings, House Fornishings, Etc
Manufacture of Fruit and Fish
STst.rX at Old Jot. I3nlles.
Slab WOOD Delivered to
of the city, - 4 ;