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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 25, 1897.
Talking About Shoes
A .!im ;
Tfavslii Bags & Grips.
' A Complete Line ef Leather
. and Wicker Grips.
Traveling Bugs and Telescopes
Leather Grips at from
Wicker Grips at from
Wicker Telescopes at from 30 to
These goods are displayed
in our furnishing goods
ALL GOODS MARKED IN
The Weekly GhFoniele.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF WASCO COUNTY.
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A PUBLIC PETITION.
For heaven's sake, Pague, won't you please to
And order us frost, sleet, hail, ice and snow?
Won't yon stop getting weather from over the
The thermometer from reaching 106?
Won't you turn your old wiud gauge around to
And give ns a sea breeze, and also a rest?
Turn your eyes from the skies yon so knowingly
And watt ns a breath from the isles of Japan.
Webfooter and bunchgrasser swear and perspire
As the mercury races op higher and higher,
With its safety valve locked. Is it never to stop?
Or shall we forever sweat, sizzle and mop?
Oh I Pague, we beseecS yau, catch on to the
And don't broil ns all on your gridiron to
gether! Relent and repent, and from off the cool seas
Give ns a breeze, Pagne! Give us a breeze!
'Ten cars of sheep will be shipped East
tonight. They belong to John Little of
One vagrant occupied the city jail last
night, and got the usual dose this morn
ing when brought before the 'city re
corder. Dan Maloney'a condition remains un
changed, except that be has more or less
fever. He passed a fairly good night,
bat be is not yet oat of danger.
The officers of the Columbia Southern
Railway Company are, President, E. E.
Lytle ; General Manager, D. C. O'Reilly :
Secretary, M. Etiright; Treasurer, J. P.
Mrs. Anderson, who was arrested yes
terday charged with the theft of a watch,
bad her examination before Recorder
Sinnott, Mr. F. W. Wilson appearing for
ber. The evidence failed to substantiate
tbe charge, and sbe was promptly dis
L. E. Moe, who letnrned to Albany
from Taquina bay, bays that the people
. of Newport bad rare sport one. day. last
week attacking a 100-foot whale, which
swam into tbe bay aud lashed the placid
. waters into a foam. Several riflemen
emptied their magazines at tbe monster,
but the fusillade made no" impression
upon the huge leriation of the deep, and
it swam oat to sea again, disporting for
boars In sight of an admiring crowd.
Tbe weather forecast for tomorrow is
fair and warmer. This ia getting decid
edly monotonous and calls for united
proteot against Pague.' What we need
is a few blasts from Northern Alaska to
mix with this small section of eheol that
has come to abide with us.
A Somerville woman wbo was per
suaded by a neighbor to drink some
"pure juice of the grape" the other day,
protests that it is not intoxicating, but
JVe have decided to close
Ladies' Ox-Blood and Tan
V That seirVegularly for
$2.50 PER PAIR
Until sold out. They will not last long at this price,;
and first comers have first ' choice. Displayed in
Travel in Style.
just tbe same she spent all the afternoon
trying to sew chlorate of potash tablets
for buttons on ber husband's shirts.
The poem which appears in this is
sue is a very fetching bit of rhyme. It
was written in a fit of chagrin at Pague's
unwarranted job lot of weather,, bat in
lees than an boar the west wind started
to blowing gently, and while it has not
reminded one of a refrigerator this after
noon, yet the improvement was great.
We always knew the power bt poetry to
move not only humanity, but even in
animate things, and wonid have written
this rhyme of the season yesterday, but
could not get out of town until Sunday.,
Mrs. E. J. Collins gave a pleasant af
ternoon "at home" Thursday in honor of
Miss Collins, of Pasadena, Cal. Cards
were arranged, on which were questions,
tbe answers being eighteen parts of the
human body. Miss Story won the first
prize and Mies Clara Nickelson tbe con
eolation prize. Light refreshments were
served, after which the guests found
much enjoyment in a game of croquet.
Among tbe invited guests were
Mesdames Brooks, Gray, Boyd of Se
attle; Misses Storey of McMinville,
Whealdon, VanVactor, Deming, 'Con
stance Wbealdon, Edna Glenn, Clara
Nitkelsen, Grace Glenn and others.
' Watch for tbe celebrated Pickinniny
Band, date and time later.'
Posters for the firemen's tournament
are out aud are being distributed.
Dr. Sutherland, writing to a friend
here,' stated that be would leave New
York . for Toronto today, would leave
that point for 'borne on tbe 24th and
would arrive here on the 29tb.
The Hood River box factory is running
nights, days and Sundays to fill orders.
Mr. W. J. Smith, its rustling proprietor,
has a fine plant, turns out first-class
work, and is therefore kept bnsy.
It is estimated that Kansas will pro
duce 60,000,000 bushels of wheat this
year, or one-tenth of the entire yield of
the United States. - With this at a dollar
a boshe!, it ia not at all strange that
Kansassers bave quit bowling calamity.
John Buscb, the boy who killed
Horace Cadle at a dance on Beaver
creek," Crook county, two weeks ago, has
baen captured and jailed at Prineville.
He waived examination and was held
without bonds to await tbe actiou of the
grand jury. i
At Hood River it is reported tbat some
very rich gold-bearing quarts has been
found on Lewis river, near its source, by
a prospector grub-stakedjhy Bert Rankin
of White Salmon. Tbe specimens sent
in are said to show quantities of coarse
The following is the score for last week
at the Commercial Club alleys: Mon-
(day, VanNorden, 44; Tuesday, -T. J.
Seufert. 46; Wednesday, !. A. Robin
son, 43; Thursday, Robinson, 46; Fri
day, Vic. Schmidt, 16; Saturday," Mrs.
J. S. Fish, 37.
. Mr.' Peter Staack, proprietor of the
warm springs at Wind, mountain, or
Collins landing, was in the city , last
night, and tells ns quite a number of
campers are now at bis place. " It is
really one of the most delightful camp
ing places on tbe river, and promises to
be in the near future one of the most
popular. . " .
Rodney Stiles, who was working for
Henry Gilpin, driving the team tbat
operated tbe derrick? with a. thresher,
while at work Saturday a short distance
from (own, met with an accident that
out our entire line of
Iiace and Button Shoss,
from $3 to $5, at
caused his death. While hauling a big
fork full of grain up to the derrick
wagon, the doable trees broke and one
end of them struck Stiles in tbe stom
ach. He lived bat a few hours after the
Yesterday tbe weather was somewhat
cooler than for the preceding week, but
still there were none complaining of the
cold. However, this . will now be
changed. - That fervid petition of ours
reached Mr. Pague yesterday, and pres
umably to avoid a repetition of the dose.
he this morning telegraphed tbat tbe
weather tomorrow would be cooler.
F. W.'Redinond, of McMinnvilIe,made
an assignment Monday. Jacob Wort
man was made assignee. Tbe liabilities,
as far as ascertained, approximate $10,-
000, with assets considerably below that
figure, -j The failure was a great surprise
to most people, who supposed that Red-
mond was doing a safe but conservative
Umatilla county will send an exten
sive exhibit of her fruits, cereals, vege
tables and manufactured products to the
Spokane fruit fair in October. . This
much has been determined by tbe Pen
dleton Commercial Association and Mil
ton Bureau of Immigration, both organ
izations having become interested in the
Tbe deck bands on tbe river steamers
bave perfected a eort of union and a
strike, it it can be called tbat, is inaug
urated. Tbe crews of five of tbe O. R.
& N. boats quit Saturday. Of tbe White
Collar line, two boats, the Ocean Wave
and Bailey Gatzert, were abandoned.
Tbe crews of the Ruth and Potter have
also quit. The hands demand a raise
from $35, which tbey claim is too little,
to $40 per month.
Youth and old age joined fortunes, or
misfortunes, at the courthouee in En-
gene Friday afternoon. About 3 o'clock
Clerk Jennings was called upon to issue
a license to Peter Weaver, aged 60, and
Carrie Kesterman, aged 16. The girl is
an orphan and her aunt and guardian
gave ber consent to the marriage. Mr.
Weaver is a well-to-do farmer at Pleas
ant Hill. Tbey were married at once
by Elder A. C. Jennings and departed
A party of seventeen Dalles people
went up Mill creek yesterday in Ward &
Robinson's wagonette, and spent the
day under tbe trees, wWing in tbe
creek and having as cool a time gener
ally as they could. Those composing
the party were, . W. A. Johnston and
family, Mark Long and family, M. T.
Nolan and family,' Mrs. R. T. Conroy
and son, Miss Carrie Donlon, Miss Liz
zie Fanner, Messrs. Roger Sinnott,
Thornton and Robinson. '
The O. R. & N.ls doing considerable
work for the purpose of getting some of
the kinks ont of the track. At Mosier
the heuvien work is being done and
there is quite a plant there. At this
place a new line has been surveyed that
will run straight from Union - street to
tbe bank on the west side of Mill creek,
about 100 feet north of the present cut.
A new cut will be made carrying tbe
road to a connection with the old line,
a few hundred feet west of Mill creek.
- Hon. E. L. Smith and several others
from Hood River left last week tor a trip
to tbe Cispas river, in Washington. .A
man named Stump is reported to bave
found some very rich float quartz on
that stream about twenty miles above
the mouth, of McCoy "creek. There
reems to be a quite well defined mineral 1
belt rnnnina: across the Cascades, north
of St. Helens and Adams. As indicated
by. the Chicago and Samson mines,
north of St. Helens, the. undeveloped
fields of McCoy creek and the Cispas,
and tbe paying properties on tbe Swaak.
' Senator Mc Bride and ex-Senator
Mitchell arrived in Portland from Wash
ington Saturday-night. Senator Mc
Bride is in good health. To an Orego
nian reporter be stated that in accord
ance with : custom, Congressmen Ellis
and Tongue would meet with him in the
near future and, if possible, agree upon
the recommendations for . federal ap
points in the state. - This is a bit of
news tbat will be very gratifying to
about one-foartb of Oregon's male popu
lation. ' In : the interest of the farmers
these recommendations should be made
so the unsuccessful' could go to work.
The fruit growers of Hood River have
decided to hold a fruit fair this fall. . A
permanent organization for that purpose
consists of tbe following officials : . J.
W. Morton, president; Henry Prigte,
vice president; H.C. Bateharu, secre
tary; N. C. Evans, treasurer. The ex
ecutive committee consists of the duly
elected officers and five additional names
TDr. J. F. Watt, A. H. Jewett, W. A.
Slingerland, Mrs. E. L Smith and Mrs.
O. L. Stranaban. Mount Hood, White
Salmon, Mosier and other fruit-growing
sections of tbe Columbia will be invited
to join with Hood River in her . exhibi
tion of the world-famous Oregon apples.
Col. Pat Donan, the versatile writer,
editor of the Utahnian, promoter of all
kinds of. enterprises, and all-around
genius, is in tbe city. The Colonel is
known from Maine to California and
from the lakes to the gulf. ' Newspaper
men recognize Pat Donan in the first
ten lines of one of his articles, and use
the scissors without hesitancy, knowing
that whatever it is they, are swiping, it
is good. Donan is tbe genuine advance
agent of prosperity, for Fortune follows
in his wake. As violets indicate spring,
or ripening harvests summer, so does
the presence of this literary bird of pas
sage foretell a business booin. May be
come often and stay long.
J. E. Lathrop, who left Oregon fur
Klondike a few weeks ago, writes from
Dyea under date of August 13. h as fol
lows: "I just came from Chief Indian
Johnson's tent where we made a con
tract to have our freight carted over from
here, twenty-three miles to Lake Linde-
man, at 28 cents per pound, and if he
keeps bis contract, I am to give him tuy
gold watch for keeping it. - That's the
agreement. - Chief Johnson evidently
wants tbat gold watch pretty badly. It
was a lesson in avarice, cupidity and
childish fancy, to see Indian Juhneon
lunge forward, grasp the gold watch and
suddenly promise to do what he had for
one boor's time been declaring wits im
possible. Freight at 28 cents a pound,
$560 a ton, and a gold watch thrown in
as part of the contract! Such is life on
the Alaskan frontier."
This afternoon Dan Maloney's condi
tion is reported as much worse, and it is
not now expected that he .will live
through the night. -
The first passenger coach for the
Columbia Southern Railroad passed up
the road last night.. . It was newly
painted and looked as neat as a woman
The score at the UmatillaTIonse alley
last week was as follows : Mondav. C
E. Porter, 48; Tuesdav. Porter, 65:
Wednesday, Burget, 51 ; Thursday, Este-
benet, 52 ; Friday, Maetz. 49 ; Saturday,
Porter, 44; Sunday, F. Jobson, 62.
Yesterday Dr. Broeius of Hood River,
was called in consultation with Dr. H 1-
lister on Maloney's case. Yesterday
Maloney bad a high fever and symptoms
of peritonitis, and this morning there
is little if any hope of bis pulling
One of the large- mats from the jetty at
tbe mouth of tbe Siuslaw-, containing 36
cord 8 of brash, broke ap last Wednes
day, while efforts were being made to
sink it, and the brush floated up the
river, causing something of a loss to the
At the teachers' examination in Lake
county last week, William Lemon passed
tbe examination for a state diploma, and
Miss Wingfield was granted a first-grade
certificate. Mrs. Knox, Mrs. Houston
and Mrs. Cora Charlton made applica
tion for state certificates.
At the Independent Warehouse Com
pany's warehonse in Pendleton, there
has been received for the last two weeks
an average of about 1600 sacks of wheat
daily. All. the time six men are busily
employed and the warehouse is kept
open until 8 o'clock at night.
A convention of the beekeepers and all
interested in bee culture, will be held in
Toledo, on Thursday, August 26, 1897.
The o' j ct of the convention is to organ
ize the interests of all beekeepers of the
county for mutual good, and. to discuss
the important topics of bee culture and
care of bees. . s ' ,
Government by injunction is a rather
uncertain method. In Kansas tbe attorney-general
had commenced proceed
ings to enjoin the railroads from charg- j
ing by the 100 pounds for carload lots,
but Judge Randolph said be did not be
lieve in government by injunction and
put tbe hearing off. , '-'-;
Mr. 6. W. Cook brought to this office to
day some specimens of corn grown on his
place on 3-Mile creek tbat reminds ona
. of old days back in Illinois. The ears
i are about a foot lonst and are well filled
clear to the tips. We note; though that
the cobs are larger and the grains shorter
than on the Eastern corn,' but this is
true of all corn grown on the coast. The
specimens brought by Mr. Cook are way
beyond' the average for Oregon. .
A nan named F. P. Riley has been
trying to stuff the Tacoma papers with a
story that he had come back . from tbe
Klondike with $85,000 in gold, which he
had taken ont in ; a few months, and
which he carried on his back a distance
of 600 miles on the Dalton trail. As $85
000 in Klondike gold would weigh about
425 pound, and as Riley -carried that
weight 26 miles a day Tor 23 days, he is
entitled to the championship, as the
greatest pedestrian in America, or , else
the greatest liar. ' ... ."
The funeral of tbe late Mrs. Elizabeth
Bolton took place this afternoon at 4
o'clock, from the family reeidence.
Some time ago Mrs. Bolton had arranged-
for her funeral, selecting pall
bearers, and requesting that Rev.NWm.
Micliell conduct the services. In com
pliance with this request, the sarvices
were conducted today. A telegram was
received this morning from Zenas Bol
too, and, as it was impossible for him to
get here today, the funeral, which other
wise would hye been , postponed, took
place this afternoon.
The hose team is still practicing for
the tournament, though np to date it is
somewhat of a question whether the
tournament will be held or not. So far,
only one hose team bag signified its in
tention to come, and that is a team from
the Fourteenth Infantry at Vancouver.
The old veterans of Portlond will not
come, and Astoria, Pendleton and the
balance of tbe teams depended on will
not be present. If The Dalles doesn't
want to pat itself on the back and have
a good social time, it had better let go
of tne tournament.
Heavy holders of wheat at Athena
could not withstand longer the pressure
of high prices and "let go" Friday after
noon. Sales aggregating 180,000 bushels
were made to the Pacific Coast Eleyator
Company at 76 cents for club, and 78
ceuts for bluestem. . About 160,000
bushels of this amount were sold by
f..nr large holders, T. J. Kirk, Mr. Cop
pock, the First National bank of Athena,
and C. W. Hollis. Tbe other 20,000 was
made up of small holdings. Tbe receipt
of over $135,000 at Athena for this "lit
tle dab" of wheat alone will add much
to the hueiuess activity of tbat progres
A few days ago Misss Maggie Johnson,
of Florence, in Lane county, received a
letter from her father, being the first
word she had received from him for
nearly four years. The letter brought
assurance tbat her father was alive and
prosperous, and sent her the means to
return to her old home in Minnesota.
Some eight years ago,' leaving four
daughters in Minnesota, Mr. Johnson
and his son went to Washington, where
they remained three years; then they
decided to try their fortunes in Alaska.
During the first year of their stay in
that country the daughters heard from
them occasionally i then nearly four
years passed with no news from the ab
sent ones, and his daughters, bad given
them up for dead, when the father re
turned to his old home having been one
of the lucky men in Alaska.
HIS BODY CUT IN TWO.
An Unknown Man
, Ing: i
The body of a man was found on tbe
O. R. & N. track between Wallula and
Umatilla Sunday morning by tbe train
men. The heart, shoulders and arms in
one piece were first found and a mile
further down the track the remainder of
tbe body was picked up. Tbe man was
probably stealing a ride on the passenger
which backed down tbe track Saturday
evening to Umatilla, when the accident
that deprived him of bis life occurred.
The body was cut in twain immediately
below the arm pits. There was a fairly
good watch on tbe remains when found,
but further particulars of the affair
could not be learned today. The name
of tbe unfortunate could not be obtained.
Fred. W. Wilson bad an experience
Snnday with a livery horse that was
neither pleasant 'nor profitable. He
had hired the animal with buggy at
tached, of Ward & Robertson, for tbe
purpose of driving out to tbe head of
15-Mile creek, and when out about four
miles, while going op a hill, Mr. Wilson
got out to stretch his limbs aud also rest
tbe horse. He walked beside tbe ani
mal, holding tbe lines in bis hands, and
incidentally put Obt one hand - and
touched the horse. I The animal was
evidently not accustomed to petting arid
at once made a lunge, jerked the lines
from Fritz' bands and ran away. The
buggy was utterly demoralized, and tbe
horse finally stopped running, being
persuaded thereto by the kindly assist
ance of a barbed wire fence. The horse
was unhurt, but $40 worth of buggy has
vanished. The visit to 15-Mile did not
materialize, and the reason Frits did
not walk home was because a farmer
gave him a ride.
Hundreds of thousands bave been in
dnced to try Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy by reading what it ' has done for
others, and having tested its merits for
themselves are today its warmest friends.
For eal5 by Blakeiey 4 Houghton.
COL.' DONAN WRITES IT. '
A raraphlet on Oregon and Washington
: to Ite 1 8 aed by the O. K. N.
. Col. Pat Donan was , here yesterday,
gathering statistics for a book which he
will get out for the O. R. & N., showing
the resources of the country. Col. Donan.
prepared the copy for a similar work for
the Rio Grande road, the first edition of
which cost the company $40 000 dollars.
Donan has a style all bis own, and to
say that it is "catchy," does not do it
justice, for while the quaintness of his
arguments is always visible, it must not
be lost ' sight of that there is always
substantial facts behind them. One of
the most startling calculations ever
made' was tbat of Donan's concerning
the unlimited wealth of Salt Lake. He
proved by tbe analysis of the water and
the accepted area and depth of the lake,
that the minerals contained in solution
by the waters of Salt Lake would load a
train of cars reaching from tbe earth to
the moon. That its value was. greater
than the entire national debt. He also
made the statement which was laughed
at at the time, that in one vailey in
Utah was a bed of asphalt in which
cattle stuck like flea in sticky fly-paper.
Yet he was correet. . x'
Above all things Donan is observing.;
He noted as a remarkable coincidence
the fact tbat Moses led tbe Hebrew
hosts through the wilderness to the Jor
den, which rises in a fresh water lake to
empty into the Dead Sea. That Brigbam
Young led his followers across tbe desert
and located them' just as Moses did, be
yond the Jordan. The old Jordan flows
from a fresh water lake south' 70 miles
into the Dead Sea,, tbe new Jordan flows
70 miles north into another dead sea.
Pat Donan 'eft last nigbt for Walla
Walla, and from tbat point will follow
the O. R. & N. line and branches, and
will write concerning the territory cov
ered by that road. The O-. R. & N. de
serves a great deal of credit for securing
the services of Col. Donans' facile pen
to make known in bis own inimitable
way the facts concerning this section
of tbe great West.
Mrs. Bolton Dead.
Mrs. Elizabeth Bolton was found dead
in her bed Monday morning. About three
weeks ago while camping at the Mead
ows, she was stricken with paralysis,
and while sbe appeared to be rapidly
recovering from this, it was realized
that a second stroke might carry ber off
at any moment. This is probably what
happened during the night and death
was perhaps instantaneous, as she
seemed very cheerful at bedtime, insist
ing that no one sleep in the room. '
Mrs. Bolton, whb was aped 67", came
to Oregon in 1849, and has resided near '
Tbe Dalles nearly ever since that time.
She was a devoted Christian' woman,
having been an active member of the
Methodist church for years, and finding
her greatest enjoyment in attending its
services and in the society of Christian
people. Of a lively, cheerful disposition, '
she was loved by ber young friends, as
well as those of her own age.. Her hus
band, Daniel Bolton, died some eight or '
nine years ago.
She leayes four children living, Mrs.
Ella McFaf laud of Seattle,. Zeaas of .
North Yakima, Simeon of this city, and
Wilbur of Antelope.
Back From Alaska.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Butler arrived
home from Alaska Friday night, having
had one of the most delightful trips im
aginable. Going up on tbe Elder of
course everything was crowded, but
everybody made tbe best of tbe situa
tion, and the cosmopolitan character of
the crowd was in itself a pleasant expe
rience. They stopped several days at
Skagnav and Dyea and enjoyed tbe ex
perience.' Mr. Butler says there are
probably 7,000 men at Skagoay and
Dyea and on the trails between those
points and tbe lakes, and that the plun
der in the shape of . supplies is some
thing wonderful. With the- . present
facilities for getting supplies across tbe
mountains, be says it would take three
years ' to move what is now awaiting
shipment. With the opening of spring
Mr. Butler thinks Skaguay will be a
city of 30,000 'people.". The great prob
lem is to devise some means of overcom
ing the difficulties of getting freight
across tbe mountains, and bow this will
be done is still a mystery.
They came back on tbe Queen, and
bad a pleasant trip home.
"The hotel," explained the clerk, "is
in the lianas or a receiver. ' "wnere
can I find him?" "Well, an hour ago
he was receiving breakfast; ehortly ;
afterward be received three cocktaile, .
and in about ten tuinur.es he'll be here
to receive his salary. Take a chair!"
To tramp Man, man, where is yotr .
pride? He Hanger led me to swallow
it, mum. Brooklyn Life.
."Moscow," the traveled person went
on to say, "is raagniucent. ine in
dicted banker's daughter inclined ber
head graciously. "My ma's cow," she
rejoined, "is a corker, too. Of coarse,
she's not so famous as Mrs. Leary's
cow, but tbat is a matter of opportunity.
don't you know." Detroit Journal.
'There's another grievance Japan has
against ub." "What's that?" "Go on
a football field in the fall and eee to what
use we've put ber sacred chryeanthe
mum." Philadelphia North American