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gTHE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11. 1896.
The Weekly Chroniele.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF WASCO COUNTY.
- Entered at the Postofflce at Toe Dalles, Oregon
as Mcond-olaas matter.
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Address all communications to "THEICHRON-
ICUS, Tne Danes, Oregon.
Thu Daily and Weekly Chronicle may
be found on tale at I. C. JSickeLsen t store,
. Telephone No. 1.
- A eentle rain today has added to the
moiBtnre in the ground.
- The peace of the city was unbroken
last nieht and the police, conrt this
morning was bereft of occupants.
. The Excelsior Club bag completed all
arrangements for their' grand masque
""ball on the 10th." Do not forget tne
place, the armory hall. -.
Quite a number of our citizens are en
gaged in sturgeon fishing, and lines are
being strung at varions places along the
Columbia's banks. Sturgeon fishing is
proving quite a profitable industry.
Pedestrians are rejoicing in some new
croBS walks on Second street. One at
the coroer-of Second and Court streets
was laid this moraine, and another is
being built today at the corner of Wash'
mgton and Second. No one will deny
but that they are badly needed.
The reading room of the Commercial
club is constantly used by the members.
- At any time after business hours mem
bers can be found peruBing the latest
magazines and parsers. The need of
such a place is proven to have existed,
by the manner in which it now is being
Mr. J. O. Mack returned today from
Portland, where be attended a meeting
of horsemen from different places in the
' Northwest. The EeSBion was a success
ful one and arrangements were made for
a good circuit during the coming year.
The date, for The . Dalles fair has been
get for October 19.
The members of the Jackson Engine
. . company held their regular meeting last
'night. A committee consisting of
Messrs. Geo. A. Liebe, W. H. Butts and
Ad Keller was appointed to audit the
accounts of the officers aa the present
i year for which the officers were chosen
ia noarlv at. an unA. TVia -plftnr.inn will
take place the first Tuesday in February.
The Regulator has been pulled up on
the ways till her bull is high and dry.
Work will be begun at once, taking up
the planking and making repairs where
needed. A large force, of men will be
kept steadily at work and the sound of
mallet and chisel will break the stillness
of the air at Hungry Harbor. The in
terior of the boat will be cleaned and
painted while the hull and outside is
being cared for. '..'
No word has been received from Hon.
' D. P. Thompson explaining why he did
not fulfill his engagement to lecture in
The Dalles last evening, but as today's
Oregonian contains a report of a lecture
Mr. Thompson delivered in Portland, it
is probable a confusion of dates is to
blame for the non-fulfillment of the en
KT - T? XT TOnra if TTiiiVitaf ,a in
town today and is happy over the riae
of water in that stream, as it insures
him plenty of logs for his mill. The low
water of the past season has prevented
him from making a successful drive, but
there is lots of it now, and he assures us
that Klickitat pine will be plenty in the
Another train of 'twenty-eight loads
left The Dalles last night for Portland,
and was followed by a train of the same
. number of cars this . morning. Both
trains were compelled to "double up"
before reaching Rowena. ' The first
train of this length which left The
Dalles yesterday morning arrived in
rortiana two nours late, xne company
tfl riflrArminwi hnvflvop that, rha on.
gines shall do the work, and long trains
will be the rale from now on.
Seventy-four coyote and - wild-cat
scalpa were received at the county clerk's
, office today. They were sent in by the
QfnnlrmBn'a ITninn f ' A utalAn. A
bounty of $1 is paid by the county court
- for each scalp, and as the Stockmen's
Union has also offered a similar bounty,
scalps taken in Antelope precinct are
worth $2 apiece. The union pay? the
party bringing a ecalp $2 and then re
ceives $1 rebate from the county. Pre
vious " to today eixty scalps bad been
brought to the county clerk's office.
County court began its regular session
this afternoon.' 'Judge Blakeley", county
- Commissioners Blowers and Darneille,
and County Clerk Kelsay were in attend
ance, while the judges hig dog, Guy, as-
oiofnri in loriintr rlicrnitvr trv fVtA AnonTnn
of court. The session this month will
encounter plenty of work, as a great
many reports of road- supervisors will
come up for auditing. It is not. probable
' that the tax levy will be made at. this
form nf ninrfc aa tint rofnrna frnm t.nA
state equalization board were only re-,
A writ of habeas corpus - was sued out
noon and Patsy Griffin, who had been
Bertjipi iiom-thei.-Ca8cadea . because of
some difficulty concerning the payment
of his road tax, was given bis liberty.
There must be something wrong with
the way .things are run at the Locks in
regard to the collection of road taxes, as
this makes the second case of where a
man bas been sent to The Dalles for
failure to pay and each time the alleged
offender bas been discharged. The costs
to the county have been large, with no
resultant good. Expenses are heavy
enoueh already without having them
A freight train, numbering fifty cars:
from Umatilla, arrived in The Dalles
last evening. The cars contained wheat
which was shipped from near Pendleton
Two engines in charge of Engineers
Earbart and Patty pulled the train
This year is seeing longer trains run
over the road than previous seasons and
as a result, the number of men in the em
ploy of the company is lessened.- When
two trains can be combined into one a
considerable expense of labor is lessened
There are several engineers in The Dalles
who have been working on the road a
good many years, but this season are out
of employment owing to the reason
Friday evening the Excelsior club will
give -a grand ball in tne armory., xne
masquerade costumes for the dancers
arrived last night and are now on exhi
bit ion in the old Chronicle building
and are of late design and elegant make.
The Excelsior club is one Of the most re
cent social organizations of the town. It
is composed of young gentlemen who be
lieve in enjoying life and making their
friends- do the same. Its officers are
president, C H. Brown ; vice-president,
A N Varney ; secretary, Glen O Allen ;
treasurer, S L Thurman. The executive
committee, in whose bands are placed
the arrangemements lor the Friday even
mg masquerade, consists ot L, lnur
man, A N Varney, George H Dufur,
Glen O Allen, R A Spivey and C H
Brown. The membership of the club is
A meeting of the vestry of St. Paul's
Episcopal church was held last evening
at which arrangements were made for
the temporary supply of the church.
The' members of the vestry, who. at-
tenden the meeting were L. S. Davis, J,
Peters,,W. H. Loclihead, Fred. Bron-
sen and D. W. Vanse. When the sub
ject of securing a rector came befcre the
vestrymen it was decided that an ar
rangement be made whereby Rev. J. N.
Gobs should occupy the pulpit for two
Sundays in each month, the time of the
rector, between the two consecutive ser
vices to be spent in The Dalles. This
arrangement will undoubtedly give satis
faction to the members of the church
and . congregation., some repairs were
also ordered made to the church. Mr.
Goss has preached twice in St. Paul's
church and the expression regarding
him is quite favorable.
. , Thursday's Daily
A liquor license was granfed today to
V. Lane of Antelope.
Snow shovels are at a discount now
There may be use for them later on.
Thomas Haslam is filling the position
of engineer at the electric light works
D. L. Cates of Cascade Locks has been
appointed notary public by Governor
Two cars of sheep and two cars of
hogs were ehipped from Grants to
A car of cattle was shipped to Port
land this morning by the Columbia
Packing Co. They were . in fine condi
tion and brought a good price. .
A man . from the. interior lost a $100
cheque on the streets yesterday. As it
is made payable to order and not en
dorsed, payment was .stopped at the
Justice Davis was called upon today to
unite in marriage Miss E. Florrer and
Mr. John D. Button, both of Sherman
county. The ceremony was witnessed
by a number of friends of the bride and
The little Wood boy, who has been so
seriously ill for several days, is reported
to be holding his own and the attending
physician thinks that if no change for
the worse occurs in the next twenty-four
hours the little patient may recover.
. . Deputy Clerk Gilbert and County As
sessor Wakefield are busy today working
upon the assessment roll and making
the changes ordered by the state board
of equalization. The work will be done
with all haste . consistent with accur
acy. . - -
C. P. Balch of Dufur, who has been
dangerously - ill 1 for some time,- was
bi ought into The Dalles this morning
and will be taken to Portland tomorrow.
Mr. Balch -re somewhat .Improved,,
though his condition is far from being
what his friends would have .it. 'He is
taken to ' Portland where the hospital
facilities, it ia hoped, will .be conducive
to his recovery.
SLF. Gill of Portland has been chosen
engineer on the Regulator. Mr. Gill is
a brother of J. K. Gill, the well-known
Portland ' book merchant, and is. well
known among steamboat men on the Co
lumbia river. He is well qualified -for
his new position. ' . ' . . , . - -. .- r
" The county court is well into the work
of the session: ' The most important
business transacted, was the changing of
the 8-Mile-voting place from, the white
school house to the Endersby school
house. :rA" road' petition from German
Sequie--was-iceived and" continued until
the next term. ,
' The number of claims .which have
been presented to the county court this
term is unusually large. .Five hundred
and forty bills have been filed and will
be taken np for consideration at once.
The reports of the road supervisors will
come up before the court at this time.
eo the amount allowed - will of necessity
be large. ".'
. The members of the Masonic chapter
held a meeting :n their temple last even
ing. The Royal Arch "degree was con
ferred upon Dr. Siddall and Mr. McDon
aid of Cascade Locks. After the work
was completed the members sat down to
a sumptuous banquet, and according to
all reports, thoroughly enjoyed them
selves. ' -; '.'.
The open weather of the past two
weeks has made the farmers think of
plowing. A number of them are already
making furrows in their fields, but it is
generally thought it is yet too early for
plowing to be done. The grass ia grow
ing finely, and every day that this mild
weather continues means a saving of
feed to the stock-raiser and farmer. So
far the winter is proving satisfactory to
A pleasant afternoon party was given
yesterday by Mrs. A. L. Newman and
Mies Newman at their residence on
Fourth street. The., affair was given in
honor of Miss Moody of Salem, who is
visiting in The Dalles. The afternoon
was spent midst fancy work, while con
versation and music combined to make
the hours pass swiftly. A dainty lunch
was served to the guests who were for
tunate enough to be present. Those who
accepted of the hostesses' hospitality
were Mrs Hilton, Mrs Mack, Mrs H W
French, Mrs Bronson, Mrs W-'H Moody,
Mrs Price, MisB Lang and Miss Moody,
- Parties driving' into. The Dalles over
the lower - road to 5-Mile are loud in
complaint of the road leading from the
brewery to the railroad company's ice
house. The thoroughfare could hardly be
in worse condition, they say. At the
last meeting of the council it was or
dered that the marshal be empowered to
employ a man at $2 per day to di work
upon the streets, and there is no better
place for work to be done than the por
tion of Second street between the places
mentioned. Two dollars a day should
get good men, as a multitude of laborers
could be found glad to do the' work at
even a less figure. We hope to see a
great deal of work on the roads leading
to town, as they are in need of it. .
The Red Men held an en thu sies tic
meeting laBt night, at which it was de
cided to give a grand ball February 22
in the Baldwin opera house. A com
mittee consisting of W. H. Butts, F,
Lemke and Ad. Kellar was appointed to
make all necessary arrangements for the
event. The Orchestra Union will fur-
nish the music and the dance will be
first-class in all respects. The Red Men
chose Washington's birth day as the oc
casion for the festivities, because George
Washington was the first grand sachem
of the. order. The Red Men date back
to the famous Boston Tea Party," when
fifty citizens of Boston disguised as In
dians, threw a cargo of tea into Boston
harbor. The ball next month will be a
Interest in the militia has been greatly
stimulated in The Dalles'of late, and Co.
G is receiving a number of new recruits.
Since the completion of the new armory
the boys are taking a great deal of pride
in the organization. The drill last even
ing was, largely attended, forty-five mi
litia men being in the ranks. Seven
new men were mustered in, the names
being as follows : Fred Hilton, Arthur
Hendershott, W. M. McGee, Max Bar
tell, Archie Barnett, Will. Brown and
Will. Johnson. The members of the
company are each acting as a recruiting
committee and several new . names are
expected to be added to the muster roll at
the next drill night. The material that
is going into Co. G is of first-class kind,
and The Dalles will have the crack com-
pamy of Eastern Oregon. Socially the
members of the militia take pleasure in
their organization and in their fine ar
mory find many opportunities for rec
reation. A good criterion of the increase or de
crease in the amount of business done in
a town is the change which the receipts
of the postoffice exhibit. A further
proof that the present year has been a
better business season for The Dalles
than was last year, is shown by the fact
that the receipts, in the local postoffice
for 1895. greatly exceeded those of 1894.
A comparison for the two years shows
that from Oct. 31 to Dec. 31, 1894, the
receipts of The Dalles office were $1813.52.
For the same' period in 1895, they were
$2098.26 a gain of nearly $300 for three
months. In the quarter preceding the
above, or from July 1 to Oct. 2, 1894, the
postoffice took in $1613.70. For alike
period in '95 the amount was $1804 a
gain of . nearly $200. This showing is a
very satisfactory one, and is ' evidence
that the business done in The Dalies is
better this year than last and constantly
"".' - Friday's Daily.
There will be a regular meeting of the
members-of Mt. Hose Co. .at the hose
bouse- tomorrow (Saturday) evening at
30 o'clock. John W. Lewis, Sec.
A new ice house is being built in the
company's shops. ine frame work,
which is np today," shows that the build-
Dodson & Hill,
Of St. Louis, Mo., put up a special .line of Pickles designed expressly for
Retail Trade throughout the United States. Wc arc now catering to that
trade in The Dalles,' hence we have placed in stock a full line of that productions.".......-......
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Fancy Sweet Pickles in bulk, ' ' . Fancy Sour Pickles in bulk,
Taney Sweet Mangoes in bulk, . . Ghirkins, English, pints, pintsquarts;
Mixed Pickles, pints, pints, quarts. Sweet Gherkins, , " .: . . "
Sweet Mixed Pickles, pints, quarts, ' Chow Chow, pints, quarts,
Onions, pints, quarts, : Olives, pints, quarts. , , , "
Celery Salt, French Mustard, Chili Sauce, Horseradish, Tomato Catsup ttc. -SEE
DISPLAY IN CORNER WINDOW. J '
We are Continuing our
" All our Dry. Goods, Furnishing Goods, Clothing- Shoes, Hats, are
marked at prices that make every article a geuine bargain to purchasers. We
, feel assured that we are warranted in saying that no goods have ever been of-'
fered in The Dalles at prices as low as our goods are now being soM. Would
you object to call and ascertain for yourselves? ' '; V
ALL GOODS MARKED IN
ing. will be much larger than the one
now in nse.
The bounty which was set by the last
county court upon coyote scalps is caus
ing persons to bring in such trophies
almost daily. Three such scalps were
received today. .
The Foresters met last evening in
their new hall, over' Brown's grocery
store. The officers elected at the last
meeting were installed and several ap
plications for membership received.
Mr. Balch was taken to Portland on
this morning's passenger. Dr. Kane of
Dufur accompanied the sick man. At
the time of leaving, Mr. Balch seemed
slightly better, but his condition on the
whole is regarded as very precarious.
The longest train of ' cars .that ever
left Albina on the O. E. & N. track ar
rived in The Dalles at noon. When the
engine started from Albina it had 56
cars behind it, ten of which were set out
at intermediate stations. A ten-wheeler,
No. 112, with Engineer Christians at the
throttle, pulled the train. The cars
were empty, and will be filled with
wheat for shipment to Portland.
The county court is in the midst of ex
amining bills. A good many claims will
be cut down, as people who live in The
Dalles and were summoned as witnesses
will be allowed pay for only actqal days
spent in court. Most claims were put
in for the time from the date of the sub
poena till the discharge, but the court
will not allow this procedure. Some of
the claims will be slashed away down.
A letter received from a gentleman at
Antelope says stockmen are well pleased
with the record the -winter is making so
far. The grass is growing nicely. From
near the Deechutes word comes that the
stock are not in the best of condition
just at present, owing to them eating
the new grass, which is too tender to be
nourishing. This is but a passing con
dition, however, and with weather such
as the authorities are- giving us now,
stockmen will have no complaint to
Pneumonia seems to be prevalent to a
considerable extent. Mrs. I. N. Sar
geant was taken sick yesterday morning,
and within twenty-four hoars her con
dition was such as to cause her friends
much' anxiety. ' Her daughter, Mrs.
Wilson, at Kansene, has been sum
moned and will arrive this afternoon.
Mrs. Sargeant is in ' her eightieth year,
and has many friends, who will watch
anxiously for news from the sick room.
Tomorrow evening will be Elks' night
in The Dalles.' ' The members of Cascade
Lodge, No. 303, will pay their brethern
in this city a fraternal visit. They will
come up on tne noon train, Dringtng
with them the necessary requisites for
holding a session here. The meeting
will be held in the Foresters' hall.- It
is expected ttat the lodge now at Cas
cades will be moved to The Dalles about
the middle of next March, as the' ex
pected completion of the locks will cause
many of the members to seek new pas
tures. . ...
A letter was received this morning
from Hon. D. P. Thompson explaining
why he did not come upon the date set
for his lecture in The Dalles. It seems
misunderstanding occurred and Mr.
Thompson understood that February
4th, instead of January 4th, was to be
the date. It has been arranged that Mr.
Thompson will deliver his lecture in The
Dalles January 28th, at which time he
will undoubtedly be greeted by a large
audience. Holders of tickets for the
course are asked to write the date npon
their admission cards.
C. W. Barzee returned today from
Sherman county, where he went in the
interests of the Rattlesnake road. Mr.
Barzee brings back the good newB that
the Sherman county court appropriated
$600 to be used in completing the grade.
Mr. McDonald signed a $1200 bond, with
Mr. Barzee as surety, that the work
would be completed by May 1st. The
commissioners expect, however, that
March 1st will see job done. Messrs.
Barzee and McDonald made an earnest
plea before the court and presented the
matter in a strong light. The action of
the court will be universally com
A meeting of the executive committee
of - the McKinley-Republican club was
held last evening in Mr. Menefee's office.
Messrs. M. T. Nolan, T. A. .Hudson,
Frank Menefee and H. fl. Riddell, com
prising a majority of the committe, were
present. Matters pertaining to the
welfare of the club were informally dis
cussed, but the principal object of the
meeting was to take some action regard
ing the convention of the state league,
which will be held in Portland, Febru
ary 4th. It was decided to hold a meet
ing of The Dalles club next Thursday
evening in the council chambers, at
which delegates will be chosen for
the state meeting and matters of pro
cedure during the coming campaign de
cided upon. Secretary Riddell received
the official call of the state convention
this morning. The meeting next Thurs
day should call out a large attendance
and the initial session be a rousing one.
Following is the list of letters remain
ing in the postoffice at The Dalles un
called for. Jan. 11, 1896. Persons calling
for the same will give date on which
they were advertised : -Andrews,
Jake Honkersmitb, J L
Benson, James Liles, J J
Boroman, Rev C P McKay, A W
Boulton, Miss Rosy Mc.Cormick, J W
Booth, Miss Ella Nelson, N
Burcb, Mrs Myrtha Roth, Mrs J
Fields, Leon Stewarth.GW
Frier, Mrs B Stioms, H
Gomas, J Thompson, Louis
J. A. Cbosskn, P. M.
The prizes for the Excelsior masquer
ade are on exhibition in several store
show-windows. - " ,
"Old Hickory" Wagon
Fortv-five "Old Hickory" Wagons
months. This we think is an expression of the opinion of the people who use .
wagons that the "Old Hickory" is what we claim it to be hb behj made wagon
on earth. We are not offering the "Old Hickory" as a Cheap Wagon. We fully .
Guarantee every piece of timber put into the "Old Hickory" to be Firat-Class,
and will cheerfully replace free of charge any piece broken, which proves to-be
brash or unsound, regardless of cause of breakage. ' , . r :
Come and see the "Old Hickory.". It talks for itself.,..,..' ' ; - i;
Second and Federal Sts.,
Special Sale X
Aiwuauat Boll Returned.
At the county clerk's office today was
received the report from the state board
of equalization. The changes made ia
Wasco county's assessment are consid
erably more than was thought probable
at the time the assessment was com
pleted. In the item of town lots the
state board made a reduction, of ten peri
cent., a similar deduction beine made
from. the assessed valuation of improve
ments npon the same. The valuation of
improved lands the state ' board reduced
from $3.66 to $3.48 per acre. The im
provements on - deeded lands were re
duced five per cent. The value of .the
O. B..& N. Co.'s railroad track in this
county was cut down $250 per mile,
wuile the Oregon Telephone and Tele-.
graph Company obtained a five per cent
reduction. In personal property the as
sessed valuation of horses and mules was
reduced twenty per cent. Railroad roll
ing stock was increased three per cent.
The changes made by the state board
necessitates a great deal of work to be
done by the efficient force in the clerk's
office, and Clerk Kelsay and Deputies
Bolton and Gilbert will have their
hands full making,; the ordered changes '
and carrying out the extensions.
Highest Honors World's Pair,
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair.
Most Perfect Made.
40 Years the Standards
At The Dalles, January 8th, to
wife of V, O. Hadley, a son.
mil If 1 Tf c5rv
have been sold by .us in the past four ,
THE DALLES, OK.