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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15. 1896.
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l CLE," The Dalles, Oregon.
The Daily and Weekly Chronicle may
be found on sale at I. C. Nickelsen's store.
Telephone No. 1.
Ten car loada of hogs from Elgin
. passed through The Dalles for Trout
The fine day brought a good many
farmers to' town today, and the streets
have a lively appearance.
At the last meeting of Dalles Council,
No. 19, Junior Order American Me
chanics, nine candidates were elected to
membership and two initiated.
It is reported that the Goldendale
stage line has changed hands, R. H.
Williams having sold out to Col. E, W,
Pike of Goldendale. C. C. Alvord will
have the active management of the
William Rasmus, who had charge of
putting on the play of Damon and
Pythias last June in The Dalles, is now
arranging for the production of the same
. piece in McMinville January 24. Mrs,
.Rasmus will take the part of Calanthe,
George Herbert was in from Grants
today. The distillery expects to start
the 15th of the month, and the citizens
of Grant are greatly rejoiced thereat.
Already 200 cattle and 400 hogs have
been purchased by , the company and
will be fattened and sold in the Portland
market. Mr. J. W. Walker, the man
ager of the company, has been lying
almost at the point of death, but is a
good deal improved now. The company
has been re-organized nnder the name
of the Pacific Milling and Distilling Co.
Word waa received in town today of
an attempt at robbing Moore Bros, store
night before last at Moro. The robbers
broke in the side door leading to the
office and brought with them tools for
opening the safe. The miscreants must
.have been' frightened away in some
manner, for they '.relinquished the job,
leaving their tools on the floor. Noth
ing of value was taken, but if the rob-
ibers had made good their Intention
they would probably have secured
enough to pay them for tbeir' trouble.
There ia no clue to the perpetrators.
Hon. D. M. French returned la9t night
, from Corvallis, where be attended a meet
- ing of the 'Agricultural college regents.
While there, Mr. French inquiried cou--cerning
the Kaffir corn,- mention of
wtiich has been made in this paper. He
.was told that the subject was one that
had been considered, but the corn was not
taken into much account as a suitable
product for the Willamette valley. No
reason was 'shown, however, whv if
properly cultivated the growing of the
corn might not be a suitable thing for
Eastern Oregon. Ex-Governor Moody,
who is in town today, is thinking of
trying the planting of some Kaffir corn
seed aa an experiment. The outcome
will be watched with interest.
Since the discussion has begnn about
celebrating the openingof the locks, con
siderable interest is being occasioned in
cities by the river. The matter of cele
brating the event in a proper manner is
being talked of in Vancouver, and the
Columbian of that city suggests to the
Commercial club the propriety of -appointing
delegates to meet those from
Astoria and The Dalles for the purpose
of looking up the matter of the lock'
celebration. The appointing of a com
mittee would be a good thing, and we
trust that the Commercial clubs of the
three cities will take the desired action.
The Dalles club, at its next meeting,
should take some move with regard to
Mr. Gray's request.
Down at the locks the contractors are
preparing for a mammoth blast, one
which will stir up things considerably.
Over fifty holes have been drilled, and
when filled with explosives will be set
off all at once with the aid of electricity.
The blasts are being put in at the lower
end of the canal, where a lot of solid
rock needs to be taken out. This blast
is expected to loosen the rock so that
the remaining work will be mainly to
clean up the debris. The gates are all
hung and the pipes for the hydraulic
working of the locks are laid and ready
for the connections to be made. During
the good weather a large number of men
are at work, and though a variance of
opinion exists as to when the locks will
be finished, the belief ia becoming
strengthened that March 1st will see the
canal ready for the passage of a boat
To the industries at The Dalles has
been added, during the last two years,
that of sturgeon fishing. These fish
have recently been found to possess
value in the eastern markets, and a
ready sale is found for them botn in the
East and at home. Repulsive as the
looks of the sturgeon may be, there
seem to be many people who like the
flavor of the flesh, and whenever a
catch is made, the lucky fisherman is
sure of a neat little sum for his trouble.
From The Dalles to Hood River stur
geon lines are placed at intervals. The
manner of catching the fish is rather
peculiar. A long line is Bank-in the
river with hooks placed in a row at a
distance from one another of about a
foot. The line ia snnk to near the bot
tom of the river, and the theory ia that
the sturgeon in their cavortinga will run
against the hooks and get caught. Not
only is the. theory good, but it works all
right in practice, as some of the fisher
men last winter are said to have made as
much as $2000 for their season's work.
Monday will see the floor laid tor the
bowling alley, pymnasium and billiard
room in the Commercial and Athletic
Club building. The work has been de
layed a few days on account of the lum
ber being damp, ncessitaling a drying
out. The carpenters are rushing it now,
however, and no further delays are ex
pected. The gymnasium goods have
been ordered, and are probably now on
the way. Some of the apparatus comes
from Providence, Rhode Island, bnt-the
most of it was ordered from Chicago.
The appliances for gymnastics wi 1 be
very complete, consisting of apparatus
for light and heavy exercise. Chest-
developers,' rings, a trapeze, and all
other suitable paraphernalia, has been
carefully selected, and the gymnasium
committee) expect thia part of the club
to rank well with any other gymnasium
in the JNortnwest. several Club mem
bers from Portland, who have visited the
rooms in the Grant building, declare
that the arrangements are very conven
ient, and The Dalles will have a club of
which any city might well be proud.
The uentrai racinc directors car was
attached to the local today from Port
Misa Etta Rowe, one of the teachers
in the public school, ia quite ill at her
Several people went down to Snipes1
lake on this afternoon's train to try the
Four cars of cattle from Elgin to
Troutdale paesed through town this
Eight cars of tea from the O. R. & N.
steamer of the China line, passed
through The Dalles this morning en
All members of Temple Lodge, No. 3,
A. O. U. W., are requested to be present
at their hall on Thursday evening
promptly at 7 o'clock. By order of the
M. W. t
The Independent Workers, I. O. G. T.,
will give a shadow social in heir lodge
room tonight, to which all are cordially
invited to attend. The ladies are re'
quested to bring a lunch, put np in a
box, for two.
The parish meeting at St. Paul's
church announced for tomorrow even
ing, will be postponed until further no
tice, aa many of . the members have
other engagements which would prevent
their attendance at that time.
The members of Tne Dalles Lodge No
2, 1. O. G. T., will give a necktie boci-
able in the K. of P. hall, Saturday even
ing, the 18th. A choice literary and
musical program will be given, after
which refreshments will be served. All
are invited to attend.
Parties np from the lake at Snipes'
bottom say the skating there ia excel
lent. The ice was able to form while
the wind was not blowing, and so it is
very smooth. This report comes from a
reliable source and we have no reason to
donbt its authenticity.
The committees from the Woodmen
and Workmen lodges have made final
arrangements for their second annual
ball tor St. Valentine's day, Feb. 14, and
any one having a friend they wish in
viied can hand the name to the com
mittee or the secretary. By order of J.
Larry Haya, one of the well-known O.
R. & N. Co. engineers, has invented an
automatic windmill which will tnrn m
calm weather. Together with Judd
Fish, he ia forming a wind syndicate,
and will take out a patent on what
promises to bring them fame and for
tune. The inventor is glad to answer
any questions that may be asked him1.
The county court today appointed he
judges and clerks for the next election.
A list of the namea will appear in to
morrow's Chronicle. The court ' de
cided to consolidate, for judicial pur
poses, the precincts of east and west
Hood River. The court ia still engaged
in auditing claims against the county
and examining the reports of the road
If tflere is any one thing that needs
to be purified, it ia .polities, so the re
former says, and many, agree thereto.
But blood tells, and aa a blood purifier
and liver corrector Simmons Liver Reg
ulator is the best medicine. "I use it in
preference to anv other." So wrote Mr.
8. H. Hysell, of Middleport, Ohio. And
Dr. D. 8. Russell, of Farmville, Va.,
writes, It fulfills all you promise for it."
Mr. Marsh, who lives beyond Cheno
weth creek, waa in tow n this morning
and stated that School District No. 9
wou'd probably not make any levy this
year. The directors think that a "six or
seven months' Echool may be main
tained " without any taxation. This
district can flatter itself upon its good
condition, and in this day of increased
taxes finds itself in a rather solitary
February 21st the Knights of the Mac
cabees lodge in Hood River will give a
grand ball at the armory. The mana
gers have shown their kind feeling tow
ards The Dalles by securing the services
of the Orchestra Union for the occasion.
It has been some time since Hood River
has had an affair of thia kind, and the
Maccabees intend that all previona at
tempts enau De surpassed, it is ex
pected that many people from this city
will attend the ball.
The Commercial Club ia beginning its
good work. President Schenck haa ap
pointed a committee consisting of
Messrs. J. W. French, T. A. Hudson
and Emil Schanno, to appear before the
county court regarding the road throngh
Thompson's Addition. Thia road ia in a
fearful condition and has been the cause
of numerous complaints. It Is expected
that the matter of other roada will be
presented to the court. The appointing
of the committee was a wise step, and
will undoubtedly result in showing how
much good can be done to the commun
ity through the agency of the Commer
cial Club. There are plenty of subjects
to occupy the attention of the club com
Mr. James Wilson and family returned
to The Dalles Saturday after an absence
of over a year, spent at Hilo, in the
Sandwich Islands. They left Hilo last
October on a sailing vessel bound for
San Francisco, where they remained
some time. Mr. Wilson waa bookkeeper
for his brother's Btage line on the Isl
ands, and had good opportunities for
observation. The thermometer ranges
from 60 to 80 degrees the year around,
and the heat at timea ia oppressive,
Mr. Wilson says that money ia made
easier in the Islands than it ia here, but
there are many drawbacks to pleasant
living. He was on an island situated
about 250 milea from Honolulu, and
never visited the latter place. Mr.
Wilson says be met John Marlin in San
Francisco, and that Mr. Marlin sailed
for Honolulu on New Year's day. It is
Mr. Wilson's, intention to remain here
about a month, at the end of which time
it is possible he mav return to Hilo.
He expresses himself aa opposed to an
nexing the Islands to the United States,
as he does not consider them worth an
The Red Men will hold installation
ceremonies in their wigwam tomorrow
evening. The exercises are promised to
be very interesting, and corn and veni
son will be supplied in abundance.
Mrs. I. N. Sargeant, who ia ill with
pneumonia, ia reported to be holding
her own and the last two days see no
change in her condition. Her frienda
are hopeful that her recovery may be
The members of the Real Estate Ex
change will be glad to-receive the namea
of any people in the East who are con
sidering moving to the West. Copiea of
the 'pamphlet just issued by the Ex
change will be sent them.
A crowd of twenty-five skaters went
down on the' afternoon train to try the
ice at Snipes' lake. A special engine
and car will go down and bring them
back this afternoon. Reports from the
lake thia morning Bay the ice ia good.
A report waa circulated aronnd town
last night that Dr. Sutherland waa taken
seriously ill and the rumor soon as
sumed an exaggerated form. The doctor
was quite indisposed, due to over work
during the past few weeks, but is him
self again today.
In the county court - today C. A.
Stewart was appointed road supervisor
of district No..l. This district embraces
Cascade Locks, and is the one in which
there is a good deal of contention over
the supervisor. Several arrests have
been made on the non-payment of taxes,
and a musa raised all around.
Robert Walters, who lives on Dutch
Flat, brought to town this morning a
bald eagle, which he caught in a trap.
The bird, which is not yet lull grown,
measures seven feet from tip to tip.
Mr. Walters wanted to dispose of the
bird to the Commercial Club, but none
of the trustees thought they bad time to
take care of it, so the bird remains un
At the Relief Corps installation cere
monies Saturday night Mrs. J. M. Pat
terson, the retiring president, was pre
sented by . the' members of the Corps
with a pretty little remembrance in the
shape of a gold Corps badge. Mrs. Pat
terson waa much pleased at this expres
sion of the regard in which her services
were held by the members of the Corps.
E. H. Merrill and John Osborne, who
are fishing near the rapids, caught a
sturgeon yesterday which weighed over
600 pounds. When dressed, the fish
weighed over 300 pounds. The head
weighed 123 pounds. After one of these
huge sturgeon is caught with the hook,
"Old Hickory" Wagon
Forty-five "Old Hickory" Wagons have been sold by us in the past four
months. Thia we think ia an expression of the opinion of the people who use
wagon b that the "Old Hickory" ia what we claim it to be tub best made wagow
on kaeth. 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 First-Class,
and will cheertully replace feek or cuarok any piece broken, which proves to ba
brash or unsound, regardless of cause of breakage.
Come and see the "Old Hickory." It talks for itself.
Second and Federal Sts., . THE DALLES, OR.
it is no mean trick to land it safely on
shore. The price of the fish in Port
land is satisfactory.
The. reports of M. Doyle, supervisor
of road district No. 7, J. C Egbert, No.
13, O. C.Paquet, No., 18, were received
and accepted in the county court today.
In the matter of the road petitioned for
by German Sequie, the proof of posting
and bond were filed and the petition
read. George A. Liebe, John Filloon
and E. P. FitzGerald were appointed
viewers and E. F. Sharp surveyor.
Yesterday afternoon the Columbia
took a notion to rise, and for a time
swelled its waters at the rate of nearly
an inch an hour. It has continued r&is
ing today, but the cooler 'weather will
doubtless check it by this morning.
The warm, days of last week were ac
countable for the rise. The workmen
on the Regulator would be considerably
inconvenienced by any material rise in
the river juBt at this time.
The petition which Douglas Allen has
been circulating yesterday and today has
received a large number of signatures.
The petition is addressed to the post
master-general, and asks that a daily
mail service - be established between
Moro and The Dalles. The present
route the mail takes is by railroad to
Grant and by stage to Moro. The pro
posed change would give better Bervlce
to three stations along the line Eng
lish's, which is eight miles from The
Dalles ; Allen's, fifteen miles, and
Starnes, twenty-two miles. .Moro is
about twenty-eight miles from The
Dalles, and it is said the change will ac
commodate more people at both ends of
the line than the present arrangement.
It is time to get np interest in the
meeting of the McKinley club, which is
scheduled for Thursday evening in the
council chambers. Matters of import
ance will come before the club, and it is
earnestly desired that every member,
who can possibly; attend, will make an
effort to do so. Delegates will be elected
for .the Btate meeting of clubs in Port
land, February 4th, and matters of pro
cedure decided upon. The McKinley
club is composed of the representative
Republicans nf the city and should place
itself in trim to do active work for the
Republican cause during 'the coming
campaign, livery Republican should
make it a point to be present Thursday
evening, and by his presence lend en
couragement to the cause.
A good joke'is told on one of the well-
known bank cashiers of the city. , Last
night, while working in the bank' at a
late hour, he heard what sounded like a
pistol shot, which a few minutes later
waa followed by another. An officer
waa bu masoned, but found no trace of
the person who had done the shooting.
This morning the mystery was ex
plained. It seems the bank -counter
stands over the register and the heat
caused the boards to open, causing a re
port like a pistol shot. The .story
sounds a little fairy like, we'll admit,
but it is vouched for by.one whose ver
acity Is unquestioned. This is as near
a bank robbery as' any of our banks
want to come. Pendleton can have its
poBtoffice robbery and Portland its
street car hold-ups The Dalles is con
tent with the popping of a bank counter. I
Garland Stoves' are the. World's Best
We respectfully invite all those in need of a cook or
heating stove or steel range to call and examine our new
line and get our prices. We have a very large assortment ,
to select from, we can give you splendid bargains this year,
and will guarantee to save you money, simply because we
are satisfied with small profits.
We are also prepared to do plumbing, tinning, hot
water heating, furnace work and employ none but first class
workmen, pratical and experienced m this class of work.
All woik guaranteed. Special inducement to cash buyers
MAIER & BENTON,
HARDWARE DEALERS and PLUMBERS,
Next door to Snipes-Kinersly Drug Co.; A. Bettingen's,
old stand, Second street.
Excelsior Club Masquerade.
A large crowd of spectators and a good
number of maskers attended the mas
querade ball given by the Excelsior
Club at the armory last evening. The
affair was in every way successful, and
considerable interest was taken by the
spectators in the costumes seen upon
the floor. Some of the dresses were
quite elegant, and the usual number of
amusing characters were to be seen.
The music was furnished by an orches
tra nnder the leadership of W. A. Miller,
some of the members coming from
Dufur and Tygh valley. Last night's
ball was the first masquerade dance
given this season, and the novelty of it
bad much to do with the success. The
financial outcome was satisfactory to
the club. The prizes which were offered
for the best sustained characters, were
awarded to Miss Jacobsen 'and Mr.
Following is the list of maskers and
the characters assumed :
Miss Jacobsen. Norwegian servant
girl ; Chas Nelson, stone cutter ; Arthur
Hendershott, negro character ; J Lynch,
hobo ; T Butts, hobo ; Geo Dufur, Mex
ican gentleman ; Glen Allen, Spanish,
troubadour ; Miss Bartel, folly : Roland
Wiley, comic; Chas Frank, negro; W
Norman, F Chrism an, W Nichols,
clowns; Miss Drew and Mrs Urquhart,
twins; Mrs Barrell, domino; Miss Al
exander, merry ; . Mr Rafeno, Irishman ; ,
Mr. McGinnis, Irish woman ; Miss Maie
Elton and Miss Minnie Elton, Spanish,
ladies: Gub Bartel, infantry officer; Mr
and Mrs McCornack, ladies ; Misa Gra
ham, Pocahontas; Miss Jackson, flower
girl; Mrs Melquist, flag; Mrs JohnBon,
old maid looking for a husband; Mr
Gilmore, Uncle Sam ; Mr Lucas, clown ;
W Klindt. Grecian costume; Al Hazel,
Polish officer ; E M Hall, Turkish officer ;
Chas Eurchtorf, West Point cadet; Sam
Thurraan, Indian chief; Mrs Ryan and
Mrs Jones, chrysanthemums; Mr. Al
exander, Spanish pi ince.
The Klks Have a Meeting.
Saturday evening waa the occasion of
a pleasant time among the Elks of Cas
cade Lodge, No. '303. The regular
monthly session was held in this city,
and a large number of enthusiastic
members pnt in appearance. Before
the regular meetingopened the members
of the lodge held an informal caucus and
chose the following temporary officers;
Exalted Ruler, John Michell; Esteemed
Leading Knight, J. S. Fish ; Esteemed
Loyal Knight, L. E. Crowe ; Esteemed
Lecturing Knight, J. A. Crossen ; Sec
retary, G. W. Phelps ; Treasurer, A. H.
Mac Allister; Tyler, F. W. Wilson.
After the initiation ceremony had been.
performed, a social session waa held, at
which a number of invited guests were
present, v . C. Lewis of Cascade Locks
presided over the deliberations, and
proved an admirable chairman. The
Elks know how to enjoy themselves, and
on this occasion the spirit became in
fectious, till the guests felt as much at
home as the members.
On the 16th of next March the lodge
will be moved to The Dalles, and the
members intend that it shall be among
the leading organizations of the city.
socially and fraternally.