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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1895.
The Weekly Ghronlele.
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- LOCAL BKKVIT1KS.
Wednesday's Dally, y . '" '"
' Warm weather is predicted for Thurs
"day and Saturday. -
The collections were reported better
throughout town Monday than a month
A. M. Williams & Co. are just in re
ceipt of a large assortment of novel de
. signs in belt buckles.
Snake river at Weiser is rising, at
other places it is falling. The Columbia
here will rise Saturday.
Tickets are now on sale at Bakeley &
Honghton's tor Dr. Ford's lecture next
Monday night. Admission 25 cents.
The wool clips of Reeder Bros, at An
telope, and Mr. Hamilton of Trout creek
were received at the Wasco warehouse
Mr. R. Guthrie sold a large amount of
wool today. Some of it went for 7
cents, while the remainder brought 9i
cents a pound. t
Mrs. Zerka, living on Pentland an
Ninth streets, is suffering from a severe
attack of erysipelas. Mr. Dave Garrison
reports the family as being in destitute
A stock train consisting of six cars ot
cattle and seven of sheep left last even
inn for the East. The train went as the
first section of the passenger and will
make rapid time the whole distance.
The cattle and sheep belonged to Mr,
The wind blew a young tornado about
4 o'clock this morning and has kept up
pretty steady trait all day. Old Aeolus
or whoever runs the cave of the winds
seems determined that the hot wave in
the East shall not reach us here.
The nOrmal teachers' institute will be
beld In The Dalles beginning the first
Monday in December. There was some
tl-nght of holding it in Hood River in
August, but that plan has been given np
and The Dalles and December chosen
Don't forget the Conundrum lawn
' social at the premises of Geo. W. Miller,
corner Eighth and Court streets, th
evening at 7 :30, given by the Y. P. 8. C.
E., of the First Christian church. Re,
freshments galore and a good time ex
The residents of the East End were
amused last evening watching a drunken
man riding a bucking horse. He stuck
to . him pretty well, but was finally
thrown, and sought refuge in a saloon
just in time to save himself from being
Thb Chronicle office is in receipt of a
handsome pictnre of the late Geo. W,
Childs, the printers' friend. The like
ness is prettily framed and iscJlled a
pastelotype. The office is under obliga-
tion to the Eureka Chemical and Mfg.
Co., of La Crosse, Wis., for this hand
some addition to our sanctum.
The water commission have placed
several water meters in position at differ
ent points of the town and the. experi
ment proves that the measure taken was
a wise one. : The waste that occurs is
very large and it is true that a great
amount of water needlessly runs which
does no good to anyone and materially
lessens the supply in the reservoir.
The stockyards presented a busy scene
last evening. The train for the East was
being loaded and " the - corrals were
crowded with animals destined fsr the
slaughter house. The outside fences
were lined with spectators who watched
the efforts of the men loading the cars,
with a great deal of interest. The cattle
were a fine looking lot and will doubt
less bring the top notch price in the
' The moonlight excursion Friday night,
June 7th, promises to be one of the
pleasantest events of the summer. A
trip down the Columbia on a commodious
steamer with the music of the Orchestra
Union and the hills lit up by the moon
light will appeal to any one's fancy. A
two hour dance, with music by the
orchestra, will be given at Hood River.
Fare for the trip including admission') to
the hall is only 50 cents.
Just to prove that chicken raising is a
profitable business, Mr. S. B. Adams
showed Tax Chboniclb ' yesterday a
piece of gold taken from a chicken's giz
zard. The mineral was without a doubt
the genuine article and the discovery
shows that England is not altogether to
of the mountain as a team heavily laden I the month. The Dalles is growing
witb wool was coming down.' When the importance as a shipping point and the
two wagons were just abreast of one yards present a lively appearance every
another a tier of wool slipped from the day. ,
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wagon and striking the stage xnocaeu it xbe four-inch pipes necessary lor lay
from the grade into a barb wire fence ine the main on Fourth street, arrived
some distance from the. road. It was
marvelous that no greater damage was
done to the horses and stage, but as it
last night from Portland and work will
be begun at once. The contract for lay
ing the pipes was let to W. R. Brown for
was the injury was soon repaired and the I g cents per foot. The pipe was furnished
stage went on its way. I by Mays & Crowe.
Today was dull in court. The large Seldom has the wind blown as hard
room was deserted. The jury had been I early in the morning as it did did today,
dismissed till Friday ; the lawyers were I At sunrise the river was lashed into
taking a rest: the loungers had sought I fury and the angry white caps stretched
more exciting scenes; the officers were across the water till it did not rtquire
down stairs, and the clock was all that! much imagination to picture from the
earned a salary. A civil ase will be scene, an ocean storm. Better the wind
tried Friday, which will need a jury, than the sickening beat of the Eastern
Court will in. all probability end this states,
week. ' ' - ': . - . Friday's Dally
A fairly good catch of salmon was The river here fell last night three.
ma -e by Warren at Cascades yesterday, tenths and the mark now registers 24.6
blae for the withdrawal of gold from
olrPSlation and causing President Cleve
land to Ibsuo so many bonds. England
and chickens are both fitting subjects of
denunciation ' from a long suffering
An accident happened to the Golden
dale stage Monday that ,came nearly
having a fatal termination. The stage
was going up the long grade on this side
Thev were big fish and no blue backs
were caught.. Advice from Astoria say
a fair catch was made there and pre
dicted that some of the run would work
their way up the river. There is no
break in the situation and the nsuer-
men are looking about as blue as demo
crats after the next election.
The divorce case of Dietrich vs. Diet
rich, which has excited considerable in
terest in the town of Dufur, is being
tried today before D. S. Dutur, a spec
ially appointed referee. H. H. Riddell
appears for the plaintiff, while Prosecut
ing Attorney Javne is resisting the
divorce on the part of the state. The
feet. Another rise is expected however.
The demurrer to tEe indictment in the
E. Martin case was argued and sub
in it ted today. The judge took it under
Rev. Dr. Ford of the Paget sound con
ierenee, will preach next Sunday at the
Methodist church. He is said to be a
The npper rivers show a slight rise,
The river here will rise from Saturday,
slowly at first. There will be a decided
rise next week.
The Regulator took a good load
freight for way points today. . Part of
case is being hotly contested and much the cargo for Portland consisted of a
feeling displayed on both sides,
The peneion board met this morning
at 10 o'clock in the office of Dr. Doane,
and examined several applicants for
pensions. The reports of the examin
ers are sent to Washington. It may not
be generally known that The Dalles has
a pension hoard, but such is the case,
and it meets at regular intervals. Dr.
Wm. Shackelford is president of the
board, Dr. O. D. Doane secretary, and
Dr. Hugh Logan treasurer. .
The city council has made a provision
for a city pound and the marshal has
been instrueted to take up all cows run
ning at large. This will be welcome
news to property owners, whose shade
trees have served as refreshments to
hungry bovines. .City Marshal Blake-
ney announces his intention of carrying
out strictly the determination of the
council, and all cows found at large
after this week will find a resting place
in the pound.
Mr. A. J. Dufur, jr., of Dufur is in the
city as a witness in the circuit court.
He reports that his father, Hon. A. J.
Dufur, is seriously ill and that the family
are afraid he will not rally. The aged
gentleman is one of Oregon's pioneer
citizens und has been a credit to his
state from the beginning of bis residence
here. He was among the first to intro
duce the dairy business in the North
west and has always been identified with
the progress ot the state. He numbered
among his friends and acquaintances all
the prominent men who have brought
honor to Oiegon
The Chboniclk extends its warmest
congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. A. J
Tolmie, who last night returned from
their wedding tour. . They were married
last Sunday in Dayton, Wash. Mr. Tol
mie holds a responsible position in the
etore of Pease & Mays, and though but a
short time a resident of The Da1 lee, has
made many friends, who will cordially
ish him great and lasting good fortune,
Mrs. Tolmie (nee Miss Blanche Eckler)
is well known in Dayton and Walla
Walla, where she is much esteemed for
her many accomplishments and social
qualities. The happy couple will live in
the residence formerly orcupied by Mr,
Hilton, near the Mill creek bridge.
Frank Williams is reported better this
morning. It is now fonr days since the
accident and there is more hope of his
A ride on the Regulator, fine music
and a moonlight night; what a com bin
ation, and all for 50 cents, Friday even
ing, Jane 7lh,
The upper river fell slightly last night,
except at Lewiston, where it rose a
trifle. ' The river here will begin rising
by Sunday noon and contine rising.
Dr. Ford's lecture Monday night' will
well entertain all those who can go.
Admission 25 cents. The subject will be
'American Conflict, or who shall edu
cate onr youth.'
The Regulator yesterday took a cargo
of Indians for Hood River. They were
huddled together on the lower deck in a
way that required ingenuity on Purser
French's part to tell what was siwash
and what was not. N
Two carloads of berries were shipped
last night from Hood River. This ex
pression may seem stereotyped, but
every carload means lots of money to
shippers this season. The oaggage car
was well filled with crates.
Senator Mitchell had a conference
with the secretary 'of .the interior and
secured a recision of the order issued by
the department prohibiting sheep from
running at large on the Cascade timber
reserve, and there will be no such pro
hibition of grazing sheep on the reser
D. P. Ketchum shipped four carloads
of sheep to the Union Meat Company at
Troutdale last night. A big shipment of
probably twenty cars ot sheep will be
made from this point about the 20th of
shipment of hides
.. The morning passenger for Portland
did not reach here this morning till six
o'clock. The trouble was a pile of sand
just east of Willows.
Mrs. Julian, the lady who was hurt
Tuesday in the accident by the railroad,
was able to be moved yesterday and
taken to her home on 15-Mile creek.
The case of Cochrane vs Tunny is on
trial today in the circuit court. - Hunt
ington & Wilson, W. H. Wilson and J.
L. Story are the attorneys in the case.
A carload of berries from Hood River
was attached to the passenger train last
evening. The shipments from The
Dalles were not as large as previously.
Five cars of wool were shipped from
here to Portland today. Several large
sales are now under negotiation and
shipments may be expected to go
The Epwortb League will hold a cabi
net and business meeting this evening
at 7 :3Q in the lecture room of the M. E.
church. All members are requested to
Travel is increasing steadily all the
time. The Regulator carries large lists
or passengers both ways, while the local
train has a good quota every day. The
through trains have well filled coaches,
Among those admitted to the bar re
cently at Pendleton was Mr. N. J. Sin-
not of The Dalles. We predict that he
will make one of the brightest attorneys
Oregon will have the honor to boast of.
At the last militia drill the question of
an encampment was informally dis
cussed. The general impression seemed
to te that if one is beld Hood River
would be a suitable place.- We would
venture to ask what is the matter with
The Dalles being the proper place.
Charlie Tibbetts, mention of whose
sickness was made in Th Chboniclb
last week, is reported much better and
the physicians have pronounced his re
covery certain. As soon as he is able he
will leave California and return to The
The funeral services of the late Hon.
A. J. Dufur were held at Dufur today at
1 o'clock. The remains will reach here
this evening and be taken to the under
taking rooms of Crandall A Burget,
where, after 8 o'clock, friends may call
and take a last look at the deceased.
The Ladies Aid society of the First
Christian church will giv a "Birthday
Party" and social, Wednesday, June
12th, at 8 o'clock p. m. Among the at
tractions will be a recitation by Wm.
Rasmus of 8pokane, whose reputation
in dramatic art is not excelled on the
Don't forget the lecture next Monday
night at the Methodist church by Dr.
Ford. The subject will be "American
Conflict; or Who Shall Educate Our
Youth?" As this is for the benefit of
the church, a large attendance sbonld
be present. Dr. Ford is a graceful
speaker. Admission, 25 cents.
Last night was a beautiful one and to
night is going to be its counterpart.
Every one who goes on the excursion is
going to have a splended time. A large
number of tickets have been 'sold. The
orchestra will give a concert on the boat
and play for the dance at Hood River.
Two Great Specials.
Silks and Dress Goods
V e desi,e to cal1 your attention to the fact that we are showing a strone
line of Dress Goods in all the latest novelties Plaids,; Brocades and Diagonals.
Look at Our Cut Prices.
Our 25c line for.
" 30c .,
" 35c "
Our 40c line for.
" 50c " .
Pongee Silks Almost Given Away.
Our 25c goods for ..
" 30c " ..
-19 I Our 35c goods for 29
-23 I " 50c s::n::::.z9i
ALL GOODS MARKED IN
PEASE & MAYS.
HON. A. J. DUFUR DEAD.
The Pausing- Away of u Agri Plone.r
Hi ffil Prominent In tbs state--A
Useful Life I Closed.
The boat leaves the dock at 7 :30.
This morning two wagons loaded with
woo went into the ditch just this side
of G. H. Riddell'a place, ten miles from
town. A gully crosses the road there,
and Is spanned by a bridge. One of the
wagons was trailing, and after the bridge
was passed, got off the road and tumbled
into the gully, dragging the other wagon
after it. The gulch is about fifteen feet
deep, and the wagons, were made into
kindling wood. The horses were not
injured. The men are now dragging the
wool up to the level, and with the aid of
a new wagons will get it into town.
Lrst evening at about 6 o'clock Attor
ney E. B. Dufur received word that his
father was dying at Dufur. The mes
senger gave no further particulars, and
Mr. Dutur hastened to reach the bed
side of bis father before death should
come. Leaving town with all baste, he
bad just reached the top of the Benson
grade when another messenger met bfm
saying his father, Hon. A. J. Dufur
was dead. The end was not unlooked
for, as the aged gentleman had long
been ailing, though tbeie had ' been
nothing noticeably of late to give any
premonition of death. Yesterday after
noon he did. not feel as well as usual
and lay down. Soon it was seen the
end was near, and all the children were
summoned. Mr. Dufur lingered uncon
scions for some time, and died at about
6 o'clock last evening. . His children,
with the exception of Mr. E. B. Dufur,
were present at the bedside. Several
years ago Mr. Dutur received a stroke
that left him in an enfeebled condition.
He has lived with his daughter, Mrs,
Slasher, in Dufur, but has always been
more or less at the homes of his other
In the death of this venerable gentle'
man there' passes away one of Oregon's
sturdy characters. Mr. Dufur was horn
in Williamstown, Vermont, September
17, 1815, and was thus- in his 80th year
at the time of his death. He has al
ways been a farmer by occupation, and
has beld manv important places in pub
lic life. In 1855 he moved 4o Wiscon
sin. and two years later was eiectea a
member of - the Wisconsin legislature.
In 1859 be crossed the plains, and set
tled on Columbia Slough, near
Portland. Here he . remained till
1872, when tie removed to Wasco county
and with bis sons founded the present
town of Dnfnr. His property interests
hear Portland kept bim a part of the
time there, but for the last ten years he
hat resided continuously in Eastern
Oregon. He leaves three sons, E. B.
Dufur, of The Dalles, and Andrew and
W. H. H. Dufur of Dufur. Mrs. Ara
belle Slusher, at whose house he died,
was bis daughter.
Mr. Dnfur served in the Oregon legis
lature in 1862 and afterwards for two
terms was president of the State Agri
In 1876 he was appointed commissioner
for Oregon at the Centenial exposition
in Philadelphia and ably represented
the state. Mr. Dufur was a highly cul
tured and kindly gentleman and his
peaceful death was a fitting close to a
useful, well rounded life. The friends of
his earlier days have passed away and he
has joined them. His memory remains
a priceless heritage to his children.
The funeral services will beheld to
morrow at Dutur. Key. a. j. xsrignam
will deliver the sermon. The final in
terment willtake place in Lone Fir cem'
etery, where bis remains will be lie be
side those of his wite, who died five
years ago. !. .
1 Frightened by the Cars.
A very serious and perhaps fatal acci
dent happened late yesterday afternoon,
near the ice house by the railroad track,
just east of town. Mrs. Julian and ber
daughter, who live on 15-Milo creek,
were driving in a cart. The road at this
point is very near to the railroad track
and just as the ladies were passing a
train came along and frightened the
horse. The occupants of the carriage
both got ont and tiied to calm the
animal. The daughter had hold of the
horse's bit while Mrs. Julian held the
lines. The horse made a lunge and the
wheel of the cart struck Mrs. Julian,
knocking her against a large boulder and
before she could rise the horse stamped
upon her. Mr. A. M. Chapman, who
was not far away, rushed to the rescue
and the injured lady was soon removed
trom danger. At first she was not
thought to be injured, but when the ex
citement had passed away her pain in'
creased and she was not able totmove,
Mrs. Julian was immediately brought to
town and taken to Mrs. Obarr's, where
medical aid was at once summoned
The horse's hoof had struck ber in the
breast and her spine was also injured
This morning shows little improvement
in her condition and she is suffering a
great deal of pain.
The First Anniversary.
A year ago today the great flood of
1894 was at its height. . For days previ
ous the waters were steadily rising and
no one pretended to say when it would
stop. Thb Chboniclb of a year ago to
dap says: "Mr. Brooks gives is the
reading of the guage this morning as be
ing 59.5 at 9 o'clock, a rise since yester
day at 7:30 of 1.1."
me center ot all business was on
Washington street. The business of the
whole town was huddled in a small
space. .New buildings sprang up with a
mushroom growth. Branners restau
rant, a representation of the Umatilla
House, and six or eight other buildings
were put up within a day. All kinds of
ingenuity were shown in selecting places
of refnge, and business men lost no time
in at least having a place for their signs.
Such a time was never seen before,
and we hope no eyes may ever look upon
the like again. A chiseled mark in the
old Chronicle office, on the corner ot
Second and Washington streets, tells a
mute story of how the waters rose and
covered the land.
And th Wool Still Comas.
.Two car loads of wool were received
this morning at the Wasco warehouse
and their contents are being stored,
The scene at the warehouses gets more
exciting every day. Wool continues to
poor in and the records of all former
years are broken. Mr. Lord has com
pleted a large shed running the entire
length of the brick building on the south
side and is now putting np more shed
ding on the west end. The baler is run
ning at full speed and will probably bale
about 400 sacks today.' The grading is
done under the supervision of Mr. 8.
Wilkinson, who has a fine reputation of
being well skilled in this work. Large
amounts of wool were shipped today to
Albany and Oregon City and some to
The baler at the Moody warehouse is
now at work and is- decreasing the num
ber ot sacks to make room for more. The
large platforms and a large part of the
railroad freight depot are full of wool
and the bothering question is how to
find room for what is to come. .
When Haby was lick, we gre her Castoria.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoriat
When she had Chfldren, she gate them Castoria.
FOR THE NEXT ELECTION. ,
The City Council Appoints Jatlges and
Clerks Routine Business.
Owing to a rush of local matter yes
terday afternoon, some interesting new
had to be omitted, and the council re
port could not go in until today.
Most of the business was of a routine
nature. The claim of Mrs. Obarr for
damages on account of her honse being
quarantined was referred to a special
committee, consisting of Coonrilmen
A, R. Thorn psou, M. T. Nolan and G.
The following are the judges and
clerks appointed for the city election to
be held in a short time: 1
First ward -Judges, R E Saltmarshe,
H Whitmore and T Haslam ; clerks, T
A Hudson and D Bunnell.
Second ward Judes, R W Crandall,
F H Wakefield and John Cates; elerks,
E P FitzGerald and F H Dietz-1. .
Third ward Judges, E Schanno, J M
MardenandC E Bayard; clerks, FN
Hill and J Doherty.
Following are the voting places:
First ward In the city marshal's office.
Second ward In Wm. Miehell's office.
Third ward At the Union street school.
An adjourned ssion was held yester
day morning, when it was ordered that
warrants should be drawn for all clainss
allowed from January 1st up to May 31,
Another New Kntorprlee.
Mr. Emil Schanno has purchased the
lot on the southeast of Front and Wash
ington and intends as soon as arrange
ments can be completed to commence
the erection of a large warehouse. InU
probability the building will be occupied
by the Oregon Fruit Union as a storage
and forwardine warehouse. The dimen
sions will be 97x45 feet and will be well
arranged for the handling of a large
amount of frnit. Mr. Schanno is an old
time resident of The Dalles and this
move shows his faith in the town aa
business point that will increase in im
portance in further time. In a conver
sation witb the agent of the Fruit Union
a Cheoniclk reporter was told that the
union was going to remain permanently
in The Dalles and that they consider this
point an excellent one for the extension
of their business.
The property was purchased of some
heirs of T. W. Miller, a pioneer resident
of The Dalles, who died some years ago.
For a number of years Mr. Milter bad s
tin and hardware store on the corner,
but the building was burned down about
ten years ago. The Chbonklk wil be
glad to see the ground occupied and note
another improvement in oar growing
city. ' '
Following is the list of letters remain
ing in the postoffic at The Dalles un
called for June 1, 1895. Persons calling:
for the same will give date on which.
they were advertised :
Bunnell, H E
Castaing, L A (2)
Digno, Wm (2)
Hall, Mrs F W
Herbert, Geo W
Bagley, Mrs M J
Boone, J A
Comitna, L '
Hariison, C J
Harris, Mr6 Nellie
Hoi ton, Chas
Lowe. Mies Minnie Lock hart, H
Norotig, Anton Newell, John
Oben, Mrs A Pearson, Miss Mary
Ragdon, Mrs Nancy Rankin, F
Riade, Gir . Rohmst.Cbas
Stephenson, W T Smith, Bros
Knelling, Bena (5) Twist, Ed
Weibel, Henry , Welch, Kd
Weigand, G W Woods, M H
, Woods, John
J. A. Cbossen, P. M.