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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1894.
The Weekly Ghronicle.
Tllf fliHoNU'l.K, which given till' lll-WM
twice week, has made arrungfmoiit to
(uiwilli t) following publication, and
offers two pap" onB 5'",r 'or 'ittle more
Ihun the price 01 "'
ftr,i, ui S. T. Triban. . .
(t,.iirU i V) Orfiositi
3 00 2.00
Mr M. Herrick has let tho contract
(or binding tannery lure to Mr. Hugh
Koiir cars loaded with sections of the
pates (or tho lockl lit the Cascades pinned
The Wiimrd Oil Company in drawing
full houses, and tiHM succeeded in getting
itwtlf talked about B a great fun maker,
mil no It in.
Out' real estate transfer today .described
as (ten. Keircs, unmarried, to 1-ewis I..
Lain1 anil iUttiu A. Lane, lot 4 of lilo :k
22, 1 1 iiiiiunn'fl Addition to Dulles City;
foii'iili'rution f 700.
Tim J'. P. A. N. Co. are building a
toiii(rx ry house on tluiir w harf for the
protection of f r o i n 1 ' t - Tiiw house Ik
mounted on wheels no that it can he
moved along the incline to Hilit the stuge
Union shipped throe carloads of pota
toes to the East luHt week. Thin crop in
iloiot a failure in thorn atutc unvisited
by the drouth. The crop in also short
on ttiiH coast, hut still we have spuds to
spare. The matter of freight, however,
ibutH ua off from the market.
I!ev. O. D. Taylor received a letter
Saturday from lady named Games of
Portland, stating that two little orphan
girls, one aged (I yeara and the other 9,
I) id lieeu left in her charge hy the death
of tiieir parents ; that they are of an ex
cellent family, and is desirous of finding
hornet" lor them. Full particulars as to
the children can lie ohtaiued by calling
on Mr. Taylor.
ItiK'kland Hoy, whose leg was injured
in the racea last week, was brought
down from the fair grounds yesterday
morning on a dray. lie 1 a remarkably
wnsihle animal, and mado no trouble,
allowing himself to be led onto the dray,
and standing patiently until his destina
tion was reached. Mr. Mclnerny has
hoiies of hia complete recovery ; boes
that we hope will lie gratified.
I.ast evening after the crowd which
attended the Wizard Oil concert had
diaered, a number of oung ieople
laid siege to'tlie hall, and a very pleas
ant impromptu party was given com
plimentary to Miss Shulthis, who is
visiting in the city. With such music
an l'rof. Iiirgfeld, accompanied by Mr.
Kurchstorf on the violin, can discourse,
and a merry party, bent on making the
most f the opportunity for fun, it could
not fall to be a success.
An attempt w as mad" to rob the Hills-
boro bank Monday night. President
Slmtc, after closing tiie vault at night,
atarted home on bis biiiycle but was
atopied by four masked men, who tied
his hands and compelled him to give
them the combination of the vault. He
told them it was a time lock but they
would not believe him nntil they went
to the bunk and proved bis assertions
true. Failing to oien the vault, the
robbers returned to where they bad left
Hhutegave him back bis keys and watch,
and after expressing their opinion by
kicking him, turned him loose.
Mr. Frank Deko.ni of Portland Is re
ported as being dangerously ill.
The weather forecast for Thursday and
Friday is rain and slightly warmer, with
A gentle drizzle, such as the dwellers
n the other aide of the range pass the
inter in, stole up the canyon of the
Columbia last night, and today is enjoy
ing the freedom of the bunch grass bills.
Portland can spare It and we give it
W. K. Gllhonsen today brought in
oine specimens of corn raised on the
Deschutes ridge, that are as fine as auy
we ever saw grown in this country. He
gathered 1(H) bushels from two acres,
which la a remarkably good yield for
The regimental court-martial, which
liaa been in session during the past
week, adjourned lust evening, having
finished the cases before It. Following
are the members: Capt. Ad. Keller,
I.ieut.-Col. Fleet Patterson, I.iout. H.
H. Kiddoll, judge advocate, and Mnj. J.
8. Booth, president of the court.
A pleasant whist party was given by
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Norman last evening.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Bay
f'l, Mr. and Mrs. T. Ward, Mr. and
Mrs. W. M. Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Wiley. Mr. Bayard carried off the
honors of tbe evening, but not until
after he bad also put himself in shape to
carry off a portion of the elegant lunch
eon, at least that's what our informant
Home long timbers for the Merrick
cannery were hauled through the streets
today. Work will be commenced upon
me nuililiiig at once, and it will he
rushed to completion. It is an institu
tion linn th needed here, and will not
only create a market for our fruits, but
also take care of the surplus salmon,
and in so doing will distribute many
hundreds of dollars every year. Here's
lin k to the new cannery, and w hole lots
The MrClure aeries of Napoleon
papers and portaits will open in the
Novemlier number of McClure's Maga
zine. There will bs fifteen of il,
est portraits of Napoleon, some of them
very rare, and seven of persons inti
mately associated with his career, ac
companying the first (installment of an
anecdotal study of Napoleon by Ma M.
Turbell. This installment deals especi
ally with Napolean's boyhood and
youth. With this series of papers there
will he in all seventy-five portraits of
Little Helen Henry, daughter of Rev.
J. A Henry, formerly of Portland, fell
out of tiie Pullman car window of the
north-hound Southern Pacific express
Tuesday night, the other side of Rose
burg. She w as climbing over the backs
of tiie seats, and iu passing an open
w indow lost her balance and fell. The
train was stormed and backed to the
scene of the accident. Instead of finding
a corpse, the girl was found practically
Quite a number were present at the
organization of a literary society last
evening ut the Congregational church.
The following officers were elected:
President, Mr. (i. W. Phelps; vice pres
ident, Miss Rose Michel!; secretary,
Miss Newman; treasurer, Mr. J. M.
Huntington. The I)alles lias long been
iu need of such a society for the benefit
of the young people, and old as well.
and an opportunity is thus offered for
all who desire to enter heartily into the
work to do so. Do not sit idle by and
complain that The Dalles has no advan
tages in this line, but meet with the
society next Wednesday evening in the
F.pworth hull of the M. K. church, and
so improve this opportunity.
I rlilay Pull'.
The weather predictions for today and
tomorrow are rain, stationary.
Mr. W. II. Groat drew the silver set
at the Wizard Oil entertainment last
Mays Jt Crowe have just received an
other shipment of the celebrated Wil
There will be a cabinet meeting of the
Epworth Leagne, this evening at 8
o'clock in the lecture room of the M. E.
The recorder levied a fine of - upon
John Doe this morning, just tiecause the
said John Doe was overloaded with tan-glefoot-
Tbe Seufert Bros, are arranging for
re-building their fish wheels, and ex
iect to have them in running order In
time for the May run.
The sound of the wood taw is heard at
all hours of the day, and there is wood
enough on the beach, one would think,
to last tiie community for a year or
More grain has arrived in the past
few days than ever before in the same
length of time. Th East End is filled
with it and the warehouses have all they
The Oregon Bar Association is in ses
sion at Portland. Most of those in at
tendance are residents of Portland, bat
among them we note the name of Hon.
F. P. Mays.
Dr. Sutherland was called to I.yle
Monday to attend Marcus Vanbibber,
who met with an accident while hauling
hay, resulting in a broken leg. The
doctor went down again this morning to
look after his patient.
The Regulator is doing an excellent
passenger business, and is carrying
large quautities of freight. The river
route from The Dalles to Portland is un
equaled for scenery in the United States,
and we doubt if the world can produce
Tbe Winans Bros.' big four-horse
team passed through town this morning
loaded with lumber, which will be used
In replacing the fish wheels carried
away by the June flood. All their
wheels will be replaced, both those on
this side of the river and those in Wash
ington. Mrs. G. A. Herbert and children, who
have been in Antelope since the flood,
rejoined Mr. Herbert at Grant on tbe
14th. While the distillery is under
going repairs Mr. II. is devoting his
time to making the traveling public as
much at home as possible at the Grant
hotel, near the depot. Observer.
The principal occupation of the Asso
ciated Press people seems to be in re
porting eases of missing men and robbed
trains or banks. Train-robbing is get
ting so common and so profitable that it
will no doubt find a place In the next
census us one of the leading industries
of the country. Tbe tariff doesn't seem
to interfere witn it, cither.
A loaded gravel train on the spur at
Grant got away on the 12th and wrecked
seven cars at the C. C. Co.'s Columbus
landing, including three partly loaded,
damaging 1,000 sacks ol Klickitat wheat,
and utterly demolishing the whole seven
cars in the crash. The cause of the ac
cident was a bump from the locomotive,
which sent the gravel train ahead before
coupling could be made, and as there
were no breaks upon the gravel cars it
was simply a case of ''Let 'er go, Galli
Eventing and Farrell shipped seven
carloads of canned salmon to Texas yes
terday. The cannery has closed down,
owing to the fish having quit running.
Notwithstanding the high water and
lost time, the catch for the si-usou was
aliove the average. In fact the cannery
was unable to handle the fish offered
during u large portion of the season.
M. H. Nil-kelson and T. C. Dallas,
school directors of district No. 3, which
is the town of Hood River, are in the
city today perfecting the sale of bonds
issued hy the district for the purpose of
erecting a schoolhouse. The matter has
leen much delayed but is now completed.
The delay, however, will prevent the
erection of the building until next year.
We are informed that three or four
boys from 14 to 17 years of age, made np
their mind to see the wide, w ide world,
and yesterday started on their travels
without first nsking permission. They
will probably get tired pretty quick and
learn as many a boy has before them,
that the best place in the world is home,
and the best friends their parents.
Politics are evidently running high
and personal feelings growing warmer in
Klickitat. A Chronicle subscrilier the
other day stopped his paper becanse we
mentioned the fact that our friend Gour-
lay had started a paper in Goldendale.
It strike us that Gourlay can stand lots
of that kind of punishment, and we
know Tiiic Ciiuo.MCLE will not go bust
on tlir.t account.
The Wizard Oil troupe continues to
draw crowded houses. The entertain
ment is an excellent one, and the prices
for admission are such thut it is cheaper
to attend than to stay at home. An
other attraction is the magnificent pres
ents they give away. A silver set every
evening to those who purchase a bottle
of oil, and a diamond ring to those at
tending. Everybody wears diamonds
w hen the Wizard Oii troupe shows, for
if they don't get the rings, the jewels
sparkle in their eyes, for they have to
1. . U. T.
Fraser Lodge, -No. 10, Independent
Order of Good Templars, had a very in
teresting meeting last Saturday evening,
with quite a number of members present ;
notwithstanding the busy season, and
the great distance some of our members
come we "have a good attendance at each
meeting. Last quarter the average at
tendance was thirty-one. The lodge is
still increasing in membership, there be
ing three propositions last meeting and
two the meeting before. We have now
a membership of sixty-five in good
The lodge gave several entertainments
last winter and will give another Oct.
27th, which will be an apron and pencil
social. The ladies are to bring aprons,
not hemmed, with needles and thread,
the gentlemen lead pencils, not sharp
ened. The ladies will sharpen the pen
cils and the gentlemen will hem the
aprons. Those doing the neatest work
will be rewarded with a prize. All are
Fraser lodire meets on the first and
third Saturday of each month, at the
3-Mile schoolhouse, about four miles
south of town. You will hear more of
the social later on. 7..
The Express Matter.
The express robbery continues to be a
topic of absorbing interest, and all kinds
of surmises, wild and mayhap other
wise, are made concerning tbe probable,
possible, or impossible parties who
might, or could lie connected with it.
Those who think that it was local talent
that performed tho work, are met with
the question, "Where did the sharpened
drill come from." If it was made here
it was made by a mechanic, for the
workmanship is good ; but if made here,
the man who made it would soon iden
tify it. On the other hand, if the rob
bery was executed by strangers, how
could they get away with the swag.
The detectives are of course saying
nothing, so what theories they may
have found out, if anything, are un
known. All that is definite is that the
monoy is gone, and that whoever took
it made an excellent job, leaving no sign
hv which a clue can be obtained.
A Good Plan.
The new plan for worrying train rob
bers devised by the Wells-Fargo express
company, has been put In operation
upon the through trains betwten 6an
Francisco and Portland. The burglar
proof safes in the express cars are fitted
w ith detachable knobs for the combina
tion locks and the express messengers
who travel in the cars are unable to open
the safes, not being furnished with the
knobs or the combinations. Local agents
of the company at various stopping
places on the road have the combination
and turning knobs and are charged with
the duty of opening and closing the
safes, from which are taken the valuable
packages billed to the place of opening
and for places intermediate between that
place and the next place where an agent
1 as the combination. On the San
F'rancisco-Portland trains the safes are
oponed only at, four places between the
terminals Sacramento, Redding, Ash
land and Roseburg.
Seed Rye for sale at
Mays & Crowe's
The ''beautiful time" is here. Bright
warm suiibhine after a warm shower
last night. Although the leaves are
turning, suggesting the pinching cold
in the neur future, now the sky is clear,
the air warm and soft, yet bracing, al
most leading one into the delusive error
!thut surely tiiis splendid weather must
i last forever. So far in the ceaon there
j tias been but little rain since the rains
j of September; but we havejnot been in
j need of more. The grass on tin, hills is
excellent, better than for years before.
Where the hillsides have been bare for
yeras, now there is grass in abundance.
Although the mountain range, as usual,
is entirely eaten out, stock in general
are in excellent condition Although we
complained of too much rain this spring,
we must thank that rain for our tine
grass this fall.
I received a letter from Payette,
Idaho, one day last week, stating that
hay was selling at 3 and $4 ; wheat tiO
cents per 100 pounds; potatoes one-half
a cent per pound, and other things
equally as cheap. erything that is
tried to be grown yields an abundance.
Hops can be grown in great perfection
as well as cereals and vegetables.
Money is as scarce there as here.
Wade Shrum and his wife are up from
their home, Cherry Creek, and report
everything in excellence there. They
say Mrs. Good has some of the finest
fruit near here. I know that to be a
fact in one respect, for I had the good
fortune to sample some of the grapes
from her place; also I can speak in high
favor of the fruit that came from Burnt
Ranch. Those places seem well adapted
to fruit growing. There is always
plenty of fruit there when there is, per
haps, none any place near.
A son of Johnny Lloyd had his arm
broken one day last week by being
thrown by his playmate Ray Keys in
James fi. Keys met with a serious ac
cident Friday evening. He had a span
of young horses on tbe wheel that took
fright. Tbey started to run down the
grade just east of Antelope. In attempt
ing to tangle them tbe wagon was
cramped and turned over, throwing Mr.
Keyes on the barb wires below the
grade. Hit head struck the wires,
which cut twelve or fourteen inches
around his head, and almost scalped
him. He lay insensible an hour or
more. Mrs. Keys started to him this
morning, alone with her horse aDd cart,
and means to get to Antelope tonight, a
distance of sixty-five miles. It is a
tiresome undertaking, but she will do
it. E. V. E.
Mitchell, Oct. 14, 1894.
lie Was a Baeeser.
Three shabby girls and a shabby man
got into a north-bound car at the post
office the other day ; soon after tbe man
sneezed, says the Chicago Times. He
and the girls were strangers to each
other, but the sauciest of the three girls
laughed when he sneezed. The man
took no special notice of her, but soon
he eueezed again and again, and then all
three of the girls gigeled and so did the
man. In the Dext three blocks tbe man
sneezed half a dozen times, and at each
sneeze the sauciest of the girls said
something and the others laughed. By
this time the other passengers were in
terested and everybody awaited the
man's sneeze. He kept it up at inter
vals for the next half mile, aud every
body in the car roared at each explosion.
New passengers got in to find the whole
car in convulsions. Staid persons at
first tried not to laugh, but when tbe
man's face twitched as bis sneeze hung
fire and the sauciest girl cried, '-Watch
him go off," even they had to join in the
Passengers came and went, but the
man and the three girls remained.
Everybody came in sober and went out
laughing, and after the thing had been
going on for three miles the passengers
who got in at the postoffice were in
doubt whether the man had fever or was
only an excellent facial contortionist.
A special meeting of tbe city council
was held last night, full board being
present with tbe exception of Council
men Johns and Lauer.
Tbe object of the meeting was to adopt
measures compelling the construction of
sidewalks, and an ordinance was passed
providing for the improvement of Union
street from the south line of Fourth
street to the north line of the alley be
tween Fifth and Sixth streets.
On motion it was ordered that a com
mittee of seven, to consist of three mem
bers of the council, three citizens who
had been members of the council, with
the mayor as chairman be appointed,
and authorized and directed to draft any
necessary amendments and additions to
the city charter, for presentation at the
next session of the legislature.
Ou motion it was ordered that the
street commissioner repair the cistern at
the intersection of Second and Court
There being no further business
The Klna-'a Uaoahlera.
The King's Daughters have many calls
made on them for assistance by those
who are worthy and needy. They can
find use for clothing of all kinds, and
suggest that those who have gaiments
of any kind which they will no longer
We are Still In It,
and You Know It.
We are soiling nioro gonitis than over,
for the simple reason that
Our PRICES are RIGHT.
We pay more for
Consult Your Interests,
and Trade with.
Telephone No. 20.
use give them to the poor, through the
direction of the society. Garments
which are dlecarded and will no longer
be used by the owners, can be made to
do great good, and this is especially so
now that winter is coming on. All offer
ings sent to Mrs. Brooks, Mrs. Harris or
Mrs. Willerton will be turned over to
the society by them. Now do not think
this is meant for someone else, but look
into your closets and see what you have
that will be of use to the society in their
Following is the list of letters remain
ing in the poetome at The Dalles un
called for Oct. 20, 1894. Persons calling
for the same will give date on which
they were advertised :
Adams, F E Luxill, Thos
Blamle, C E McElvey, B
Beaumont, M New, Chas
Clarke, W H North, C
Cooke, Geo Rand, M
Crofton, Miss Kate Kyan, Henry
Stearns, Mrs Laura
Gibon, C A
Harris, D J
Harris, K M
Hickson, J L
Stuart, J C
Selling, C E
Strixer, W II
Stroup, Miss L
Strong, Miss L
Jakueay, C O
Scott, Mrs H
Kimbley, Mrs M A Smith, Mrs Mary
Korkan, John Smith, J A
Larson, Mrs Ward, T E
Loyd, John Wilson, Charlotte
J. A. Ckohse.n, P .M.
A Falne Report.
There was a report in circulation yes
terday that Agent Hill and some others
had been arrested on account of the ex
press robbery, and a statement appeared
in the Portland papers that he bad been
discharged. In justice o Mr. Hill, it is
propel to say that the officers deny that
any arrest has been made as does also
Special Agent Beckwith. The latter
also informs us that Mr. Hill has not
been discharged. It Is not likely that
any arrests will be made until some sort
of evidence is discovered that will justify
it. At present the case is certainly a
much larger one than the detectives an
ticipated, and there is nothing that can
be called evidence implicating anyone
discovered up to date.
A Quarts Mine.
Mr. W. II. Butler of Caleb was in the
city yesterday and made us a pleasant
call. He showed us a specimen of
quartz taken from a mine recently
located by him in Spanish hollow. The
rock is of a good quality and from his
description of the formation, a porphyry
bedrock gives promise of being some
thing permanent. This mine lies at the
head of tbe gulch where in early days
placer mining was carried ou, and as tne
rock carries free geld Mr. Butler natur
ally thinks he has discovered the source
from which the placer gold came.
Real fCstate Transactions.
The following deeds have been filed
for record today :
United States to C. F. V. Berger, sw '4,
sec 18, tp 2 n, r 3 e ; patent, also a patent
to same party of ie'4 of the same section.
Ira 1). and Mary E. Smith ti C. H.
Jenkins, right of way deed through Hood
Christian Wyss and wife to Mathias
Shoren, lots 10 and 11, block la, Thomp
son's addition to Dalles City ; f 100.
John Sweeny and wife C. H. Jenkins,
33 la acres in sec 1 tp 2 r, r 10 e ; 400.
The following notice has been handed
us for publication :
"Kev. Horn returned from a mission
ary trip to High Prairie, White Salmon,
Trout Lake, Camas' Prairie and Hood
Hiver. He speaks of having good suc
cess, holding services in German and
English. Next Sunday he will hold
services in the chapel on Ninth street at
10:30 for his beloved Germans, and at 7
o'clock p. m. for the Scandinavians. A
cordial welcome to everyone."
Produce than any v
in The Dalles.
COLLINS & GO.
THE RELIABLE FIRM.
N. S. Logan of Prinevillo is iu the
Mr. W. II . Staats of Dufur was in
J. H. Howard and son arrived from
Mr. T. J. Moffett of Gorman, Sherman
county, is in the city.
Mrs. B. S. Huntington has returned
from an extended trip to California.
Mr. Charles Butler of Port Townsend
is visiting relatives and friends here.
Mrs. Sherar returned from a week's
visit to relatives in Goldendale, yester
day. Mr. F. Hampton of Eugene, but a
former Dalles boy, is renewing old ac
Mr. Wm. Ketchum, who has been
spending the summer at Troat lake,
arrived on the boat last night.
Mrs. Cal. Johnson of Portland, who
has been visiting Mrs. Handley for a
week, returned to her home this
Mr. E. JT. Perkins of iouisville stopped
off the train thin morning in order to
make the trip down the Columbia on
the boat, and view the scenery.
Hon. D. W. Pierce of Goldendale is in
Mr. C. A. Bell, Hood River's popular
hotel man, was in the city yesterday.
Mr. Campbell, representing the North
western Insurance Co., is in the city.
Mrs. Wingate and son Ed, arrived
home form Portland yesterday.
Mr. John McCracken of Byd made 119
a visit today, which will be returned
fifty-two times by Tiik Chronicle.
Mrs. W. 0. Johnson of Oregon City,
w ho has been visiting her son Mr. Balfe
Johnson, of this city, accompanied by
her son Ronald, returned to her home
In this city, Wednesday, Oct. 17, of
consumption, Roeie Heater, grand
daughter of Mrs. Kobbius.aged 17 years.
Land Onlce to Move.
The land office will be moved tomorrow
afternoon into the building formerly
occupied by the postoflice. Mr. Vogt
has had the rooms repainted and par
titioned to suit the work tor which it is
intended and today the paper hangers
are putting the finishing touches to their
work. The walls and ceiling are covered
with a light and very handsome paper,
giving the rooms a bright and cheeful
appearance. A counter runs the full
length of the room, and in the west end
a large room has been partitioned off to
be used in tking testimony, hearing
contest cases, etc. The rooms are com
modious, and convenient to the public.
"They say it's electricity," said Tat,
as he stopped before the iiic unit-scent
street light, ,but I'll be hanged if I see
how it 'n they nuke the hairpin burn
in the botthle." Yale Record.
Elder Berry Did the natives of Cen
tral Africa give you a warm reception?
Returned missionary Yes, indeed, they
w ere ho tickled to see me that they want
ed to eat me up. Gossip.
Ignoramus Mow did England's great
comic journal come to be called punch?
Wiseacre From the modus operandi of
(letting a joke into an Englishman's
"How is your new house to lie heat
ed?" "We cant tell." "Mercy! Why
don't yon put it in a furnace?'' "That's
what we have done." Inter Ocean.
Bunco Jim How mucn did Pete get
on those diamonds he stole last night?
Steerer Rob Thirty days. Yorkers
Wat: Uy the way, who was the pa
tron saint of fishermen? Potts Dunno.
It isn't Ananias, is it? Cincinnati