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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 51898.
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At Prices that are all Right for you.
Clothing that in fashion, material, make, cut and fit could not be better,
and in PRICE could not be lower and give you what a gentleman ought to
have. A visit to our Clothing Department will show you three counters piled
high with bargains. -
COUNTER NO. 1, at $3.85 a SUIT
shows men's suits. This particular suit sells for a lot more money in the
regular course of trade, but we want to clean them out. Don't let the low price
stand against it. ,
COUNTER NO. 2, at $6.85 a SUIT
carries this season's goods which we considered splendid values at $8.00
and $9.00. To close them out we have made a price of $6.85. Large range of
patterns to choose from.
COUNTER NO. 3, at $7.85 a SUIT.
Here are the best values in men's clothing ever offered in this city.
Suits that should retail for $10.00, $12.50 and $14.00 are in this lot. A few
minutes spent in looking these goods over may save you dollars.
Everything men -wear. Every thing right or your money back.
All Goods Marked in
PEASE & MAYS, The Dalles, Or.
The Weekly Ghfoniele.
THIS 1JALLEH, - - - - - OKKQON
OFFICIAL PAPER OF WASCO COUNTY.
Published in two port, on Wednesday
BT KAIL, POSTAGE PRIFAID, IS ADVAKCK.
One year II 50
Six months . .'. 75
Three month 60
Advertising rate reasonable, and made known
Address all communication to "THB CHRON
ICLE," The Kalles, Oregon..
Telephone No. 1.
Mr. Nestor informs us the telephone
to Prineville is a foregone conclusion, a
sufficient amount having been subscribed
to assure its success.
The teachers of the public echool are
busily' engaged in preparing the La
fayette entertainment which will be
given Saturday night at the Vogt opera
house. All are expecting a treat, as
their programs are always first class.
The Oregon Telephone company is to
start immediately to connect every town
in Clatsop and Tillamook counties with
Portland. As it will extend through
Astoria to Tillamook, seasiders next
season will have the benefit of a 'phone.
Tonight and all day tomorrow you cau
consult the German specialist free of
charge at the Umatilla House. Will re
tarn December 1st, 2d and 3d. Cross
eyes straightened without the knife.
Catarrh a specialty.
Tou certainly have seen it already ; if
not look over the ad ot the new cloth
ing store, which will open tomorrow in
the buildiug lately occupied by W. A.
Johnston. They will make themselves
known by their prices.
Yesterday morning the Regulator bull
left Portland about 4 o'clock in tow of
the Hustler, and was taken as far as
Kelley's Landing, below the Cascades.
It has been impossible so far to secure a
boat to tow her to this city, and it is
thought the company's boats will be com
pelled to undertake the job.
The Omaha exposition closed Monday
night, 75,000 people attending on the
last day. The exposition was a financial
success, something over $400,000 remain
ing to be divided among the stockhold
ers. It was not only a financial success,
as will be attested by everyone who at
tended, but a succees in every way. .
The steamer Hattie Belle now floats
in the waters of the Columbia as grace
fully as if she bad never known an ac
cident, having been successfully launch
ed at 2 o'clock today. She will be taken
to Portland at once, and the D. P. & A.
N. company will no doubt keep her in
service, the desiro being to run her be
tween The Dalles and the Cascades.
No man can estimate the damage be
ing done this yea? to the Oregon fru
industry by the marketing of the prod
nct of infected apple' orchards. It will
take ten years to overcome the ill repnte
created by the mistaken policy cf a
single season. It would have been in
finitely better if the apple crop of
the Btate had been a total failure. Ore
. gonian. " -'. -
Lillian Russell Thompson, the eldest
of the little tots who so delighted the
audience on the appearauce of the ''Pulse
of New York" company in The Dalles
last winter, died in SeattleSanday night
cf Brighta disease. She was only 8 years
old and the younger sister is abont 5.
They completely captured everyone who
heard them here, and were born actress
es. Their borne is in Chelsea, Mass.
Yesterday afternoon Fred Burchtorf
was working on the roof of an addition
which is being bnilt to the residence of
Polk Mays, on Ninth street, when he
stepped on the apron which he wore and
stumbling fell to the ground, about
fifteen feet. He was helped up and im
mediately taken home, medical aid being
summoned. It is impossible to tell as
yet to what extent he is injured, but he is
confined to bis bed at present, and may
be for some weeks.
Portland has a new daily paper, which
will be published every evening with J.
S. Dellinger, formerly of Astoria, as
manager. It will be Republican in
principle and has been christened as the
Portland Daily Times. Somehow there's
nothing new under the snn when it
comes to newspaper names; but we wel
come it just the same and hope it will
be an exception to the general run of
papers started In Portland, and prove
that it has come to stay.
There seems to be quite a move in
newepnper circles in Oregon of late.
Whether for the same reason that in
dividuals change their place of residence
often (to avoid paying rent or cleaning
houee) we could not eay; at least we'd
rather not, for we might want to move
ourselves. The latest paper to seek
greener fields is the Republic, which has
been published at Wasco and will now
be a Moroite, making its debnt on No
vember 10th. Moro can now divide her
kicks between three different sheets, and
her interests should be well represented
between an Observer, a Leader and a
Agent Ireland is at present the happy
possessor of a genuine Hoosier corn drill.
Not that he contemplates starting ont
as a doctor of "corns, bunions and in
grown toe-naila ;" 'tis not this kind of
an instrument, but one each as is used
in old Indiany for planting corn. Mon
day a man came tearing into the depot
for the purpose of checking his baggage.
Expecting to find a small blac' -glazed
valise the baggage master proceeded to
get out his checks, when he was invited
to come ont on the platform-and tie the
tag on the aforesaid corn trill. Refus
ing to allow it to go as baggage, the valu
able article was presented to the com
pany. Anyone who is willing to sell
chances is welcome to the encumbrance
or the cash they may obtain from it.
At the homes of Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Blakeley and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Blake
ley, in Pendleton, a pleasant reunion of
the brothers of these two gentlemen is
being enjoyed. The event, under any
circumstances of exceeding pleasant na
ture, is made all the more so in this case
by the fact that not before in thirty
years have all the brothers been togeth
er. So. widely scattered and so pressing
are the demands of business and home
life, that it is not likely they will ever
again be all together. The five broth
ers are : W. M. Blakeley, . Eheriff of
Umatilla county; Joseph Blakeley, dep
uty sheriff of Umatilla county; James
Blakeley, of Joseph, Walla Walla coun
ty; Henry Blakeley of Brownsville, Or.,
and George Blakeley of The Dalles.
Meeting the five eons, is the aged father,
a venerable old gentleman in his 87th
year, having been born in the year of
1812. East Oregonian. .. " . -Thursday's
The business meeting of the members
of the Church of Christ will be deferred
until Sunday evening efter the sermon.
Every member of the church is especial
ly urged to be present.
Miss Mollie O'Leary has opened her
art studio in room No. 3, of the Chap
man block, where she is prepared to re
ceive pupils and take orders for work in
The admission to the Lafayette en
tertainment Saturday night at the Vogt
will be 15 cents; children 10 cents. It
goes without saying that it will be good
as our school entertainments are always
first claes. .
This morning Walter Rowe, formerly
a Dalles boy, arrived in the city from
Weiser, Idaho, with his bride. They
were married at that place Tuesday and
will spend a month or more here visiting
Walter's relatives. He has been kept
busy today meeting old friends and re
ceiving congratulations. -
Salem is to have three bicycle ordi
nances, two prohibiting riding on side
walks and the third requiring a rider to
dismount within thirty feet of a pedes
trian. Salemites certainly have" wheels,"
every person who is able to ride owning
one, and they seem to have as many ac
cidents es wheels from reports given in
the paperj. Hence these ordinances.
Mrs. Parmenter, grand chief of the
Rathbone Sisters, will arrive on the 5:30
train this evening and be present at the
meeting tonight to exemplify the work
of the order. Beside, a good time is to
be had, for the members of this lodge
feel that "all work and no play makes
Jack a bad boy." The Rathbones re
quest that all members be present to
meet Mrs. Parmenter.
Forgetting that November was already
here we said yesterday that the Catholic
bazaar would be on the 23d and 24lh of
next month. But next month will not
be slighted, for the ladies of the Method
ist church are to have their fair. Dalles
people are to have the privilege of help
ing along the ladies in each of the
churches in their noble work. And none
realize just how much the small help
given by our citizens means to those who
have this work in charge. Let ns cheer
fully lend a hand to all.
D. W Butler retur ned last night from
The Dalles. Uncle Dan bad been down
there the past month to take care of
John Irvine, who is near death's door.
Mr. Butler and Mr, Irvine came to this
country in '52 together, and from that
time to this it has been understood be- j
tween them that whenever one became
seriously ill and needed a nurse, the
other, if able, should be in attendance ;
hence, Dan has been at John's bedside
in fulfillment of a promise made long
ago. He is stopping with the family of
I. J. Butler. Dufur Dispatch.
The "hog" seems to have changed his
place of residence from Salem to Port
land, and is now endeavoring to gobble
everything in sight, and "out of sight"
too, for that matter. Not only is he
swallowing the different schools which
belong in other cities, but is making a
desperate effort to capture the Btate fair,
which has belonged to Salem almost
since time immemorial. His next move
will be to transfer his "pen." from the
capital to Portland, or he will be insane
enough to think be needs the asylum.
The Dalles better be on the alert or he
will capture her woolen mills. . If he
does he'll strike something he can't
digest. . .
W. Williams, of the firm of W. P.
Fuller & Co., Portland, is in the city
superintending the work of putting in
the large plate glass . windows in the
I building which is to be used temporarily
by Mays & Crowe, and into which they
will move their goods abont the first of
the week,. This structure will be an
ornament to the city, and all are glad to
see the old ruins formerly there trans
formed into such a substantial building.
This afternoon the lintels are being
placed In pcettion in their new store op
posite, and the brick work on the front
will be begun at once. These two build
ings are each as we wish might be
placed on the corner of every business
block in the city.
The new four-cent passenger rate in
the states of Washington and Idaho
went-into effect Tuesday on the O. R. &
N Northern Pacific and Great Northern
railroads, being a reduction of one cent
on the rate that has been in force. The
new rate between Portland and Tacoma
is $5.75, being fifty cents lower than
hitherto. To Seattle no change is made,
the fare of $7 being still forty-four cents
under the four-cent rate. The former
fare bet wen Portland and Ellensburg
was $13.50, and to Yakima $15; now the
two places may be reached for $10.85
$12.30, respectively. To Spokane the
Northern Pacific made the same rate as
the O. R & N., $14 95, and to competi
tive points in Montana tLe rates are
made the same.
More than 4000 ponnds of Christmas
presents left Portland Tuesday night for
the boys at Manila. Many of them had
to be opened and re-packed, containing
mnch over the fifty-pound limit. The
contents of one big box had to be packed
into seven small ones. Surely the boys
are to be remembered, the fruit cakes,
jellies and other goodies sent being cal
culated to make the boys at home wish
they were eoldier boys on Christmas
day. Boxes continued to arrive in Port
land from out of town yesterday and
will have to be sent by express, ,when
money is sent along to prepay the ex
penses. The express company has
granted a low rate tor this occasion, and
all boxes that catch the next transport
to leave San Francisco will have to be
sent in this wav.
Runaways seem to be the rule of the
week, another occurring last night on
the bluff. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Hill,
Mrs. Tnomas, who is Mrs. Hill's moth
er, and Miss Bertha Hill, of Dry Hollow,
were on their way home from prayer
meeting with Mrs. Collins, her daughter
and Carrie Robertson, who had gotten
in to ride aa far as their residence near
the fair gronnds,wben the horses became
unruly and ran for a short distance. Mr
Hill succeeded in getting them stopped
in front of A. A. Brown's, when they
began to kick. Some of the ladies jumped
out, and Mrs. Thomas-was thrown onto
the brake, injuring her wrist quite
severely and otherwise shaking her up.
It is not known how badly she is hurt,
but it iff not thought seriously ,only the jar
may prove too much for a woman of her
years. The remainder of the party were
not harmed, so far as we cqn learn. The
tongne of the wagon was split into
pieces, but no other damage caused to
Arrange to hear the Lafayette enter
tainment tomorrow evening at the Vogt.
Admission 15 cents, children 10 cents.
H. L. Dougherty and H. M. Peters are
enjoying themselves" in the palatial
quarters furnished by the city tor tboee
who visit Recorder Gates and have not
the wherewithal to reimburse the city
for favors received from citizens whose
sympathy they have aroused.
The members of the Jackson Engine
company will be compelled to settle np
their dues now, as at the last meeting it
was decided to expel any who may be in
arrears the next time they meet. They
also decided to have a drill, - which will
take place Monday evening.
Mr. A. A. Urquhart was made to be
lieve that the storm was "all in bis eye"
this morning when it blew what he
thonght was a barn door into one of his
optics, blinding him for a time. It was
not nntil medical assistance was se
cured that he was relieved and his eight
You need not worry over dressing dolls
for the children this year, as the young
ladies who are interested in the fair to
be given by the ladies of the M. E.
church, will save you the trouble. They !
have purchased some of the prettiest
dolls to be had, and will dress them in
the daintiest manner possible.
Mrs. Thomas.Jwho was injured in the
runaway accident Wednesday evening,
has been removed to hr daughter's
home, on Dry Hollow, and is getting
along nicely. ' Fred Burchtorf, w ho was
badly hurt a few days ago by falling
from the roof of Pol Mays' residence,
is also improyin?, . although still con
fined to his bed.
The meeting of the Rathbone Sisters
last evening, when their grand chief,
Mrs. Parmenter, visited them, was one
of especial interest and veiy enjoyable.
A large number were irjsent and the
work of the order was txemplified by
the chief. , At the close of 1 he session
a banquet was served and several
speeches were made, the one by Mrs.
Parmenter being especially appreciated.
Prof. Ryan was present and furnished
music, while the guests joined heartily
in dancing nntil a late hour. -
A letter received JbyJ Mrs. Eliza Mc
Farland from her grandson, Vard Mc
Farland, who is now in Juneau, Alaska,
informs her of his marriage with a young
lady whose name we' could not obtain,
who formerly resided ia Portland, but
is now a resident of Juneaui Vard's
friends in this city will be somewhat
surprised to hear of his marriage, as it
will bo hard for those who have not seen
him since he left The Dalles to realize
that he is not the same little lad he was
when with his parents, Mr. and Mre.
E. B. McFarland, he moved to Portland.
On Wednesday Messrs. T. J. Seufert
and A. J. Gorman made a trip into the
country, visiling Sherars Bridge, Tygh,
KingBley and Dnfur in the interest of
the Seufert & Condon telephone line.
Arrangements have been made to build
a line to Sherars Bridge and from there
on the people of the adjoining country
will extend the line to Prineville. A
branch telephone will also be put in
reaching Wamic and Wapinitia, which
will be a great convenience. The com
pany intend to commence work at once
and finish the line in the course of a
From visitors who have recently re
turned from Tygh Valley we hear much
praise of the growth of that little berg.
It is said that Van Duvn & Adams have
the finest store and the largest stock of
goods found in any . place of its size,
while the flouring mill of F. S. Gordon.
who is himself an expert miller, is turn
ing ont fifty barrels a day of the best
flour to be obtained anywhere. It is
run by water power and contains the
latest machinery, Mr. Gordon endeavor
ing to make his mill an up-to-date in
stitution. Tygh has also new water
works, the town being furnished with
water from a reservoir which receives
its supply from the creek, a wheel hav
ing been put in near to the flouring
Those of our citizens who were awak
ened out of their peaceful slumbers in
the night last niht were persuaded that
the "wind bloweth where it listeth" and
we have heard of a few who took to the
basement, making up their minds to
build a cyclone cellar today, unless the
wind had all blown away by morning.
Others came to the conclusion that they
had the ague, at least they were a little
shaky. The "zephyrs" still continued
tc make their presence felt today, much
to the disgust of the girl with bangs,who
had also a hat to hold on, a dress to hold
.up, numerous packages to carry and her
self to keep on the sidewalk. If there's
one thing The Dalles excels in its wind,
and its citizens are compelled to "be
blowed." However, we are told it is our
salvation, keeping the place healthful
and the atmosphere clear..
VETO PUT UNDER A BUSHEL.
The Cooncll Say, Let There Be Light
and There Will Be Light.
Much interest was felt by every citi
zen of The Dalles in the outcome of last
night's council meeting, when a final
vote was to be taken on the light ques
tion, which has proven' itself decidedly
The conncilmen were also deeply con
cerned in it as the result shows, and
there were present: Stephens, Clougb,
Barnett, Gunning, Keller, Butts, Johns
and Kuck, as was also Ma) or Nolan,
The most important subject was left
till the last, and the council proceeded
to other work, first deciding to loan out
the surplus city funds in the hands of
'Twas moved and carried that the
finance committee be empowered to em
ploy an1 expert to inqure into the state
of the taxes due from the county to the
city, by looking over the tax list and
The fire and water committee reported
that a new chimney had been erected in
the fire engine bouse.
Councilman Johns, of the judiciary
committee, reports that the outstanding
warrants to be redeemed by the style A
fund are to be ran two years longer.
The style A fund is explained as being
the fund of $1500 set apart in 1895,
when the city decided to start in on-a
cash basis, to redeem that much of city
During the meeting it was decided to
sell the lot belonging to the city on
Third street, on which formerly stood
the engine honse, if a suitable price
could be obtained.
Arriving at the question of the even
ing, each councilman looked grave as if
he had just then seen the city in dark
ness calling npon him for light. The
mayor's veto of the light ordinance was
then read, and a silence followed, which,
phon ed that each was studying the ques
tion or had already decided the only-
con rse to take, and ' a vote being taken
dough, Johns, Gunning, Stephens.
Barnett and Butts voted for, and Kuck
and Keller against. No discussion of
.the matter was bad, . but everything
passed off very pleasantly.
Now that the council has done what -seemed
their duty to the city in regard
to this matter, the only qnestion arising
ia, can the mayor and recorder, whohave
the contract to arrange with the Electric
Light Company, come to a satisfactory
agreement with them? It is thought no
difficulty will arise in this matter, and:
that lights are now assured.
Many are inquiring as to the length of
time it will require to place them in. ,
position. We are Informed by Mr..
French that it will require a month at
least ; the exact time cannot be esti
mated. The following bills were presented and
ordered paid ;
Chas Laner, marshal $75 0O
Geo Brown, engiikeer 75 00
A Phirman, nightwatchman 60 00
Ned Gates, recorder 50 00
C 3 Crandall, treasurer 20 0Q
John Blaser, mdse 5 25
Maier & Benton, mdse. : . 6 40
Hansen & Thomson, labor and
mdse y-r. 4 60
Mrs Kllnt, wood. 10 00
Dufur & Menefee, legal serv 10 Oft
F S Gunning, labor 12 25
Frank Ruffner, erec. flue in en
gine house ' 17 30
Mays & Crowe, mdse 4 60
J T Peters & Co., mdse 18 58
J Hannon, hauling 3 00
H Glenn, mdse 8 50
Dalles Citv Water Works, rent,
Sept and Oct 64 00
F L Bnrbam, hauling 1 Oft
Ed Kurtz, hauling hose cart 2 50)
E Benjamin, sawing wood 2 00
J B Goit, surveying 2 50
D W Mann, hauling 1 00
J W Blakeney, hauhng 3 50
Chas Jones, Labor 6 00
Dan Fisher, do 43 20
J Hebener, do 36 40
J Burton, do 6 00
T Driver, special, police 14 00
Elmer James, special police. .... 10 00
California Restaurant, meals 1 50
The Work or The Library.
A meeting of the members of the
library was held at the home of Mrs. F.
L. Houghton last evening. This was
the regular annual meeting, and election
of officers took place. So well had the
work of the present officers been done
that all were desirous of retaining them,
but such was not the will of the ladiea
in question and the offices are to be
filled as follows during the comiDg year:
President, Mrs. W. H. Mansfield; secret
tary, Mies Lang ; treasurer, Mrs. A. S.
MacAUieter. To the purchasing com
mittee were added the names of Mrs. J.
S. Schenck and Mrs. W. H. Hobson. .
The work accomplished during the ,
past year was very gratifying to the
members and has also been appreciated
by those who have shared in its fruits.
The money raised from the special edi
tion, gotten ont some time eince, has been
expended very judiciously, and to the
books which the library already con
tained 210 have been added, and the
number will be raised to about 300 in at
few days. The expenses have also been. :
paid op to date, leaving the association
in a good condition financially.
The ladies have worked diligently and
deserve credit as well as encouragement.
New members should be taken in every
day, as no admission fee is charged, and
but 25 cents a month does.
Notice is hereby given that for the
purpose of making an examination of
persons who may offer themselves aa
candidates for teachers of the schools of
this county, the county superintendent
thereof will hold a pnblic examination
at The " Dalles, Oregon, beginning
Wednesday November, 9," 1898, at L
o'clock p. m. C.L. Gilbkrt,
County echool Superintendent.
Wasco connty, Oregon.
Dated this 31st day of October, 1898.
An Important Difference.
To make it apparent to thousands,
who think themselves ill, that they are
not afflicted with any disease, but that
the system simply needs cleansing, is to
bring comfort home to their hearts, as a
cpstive condition is easily cured by using
Syrupof Figa. Manufactured-by the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and, sold by
Carload of the celebrated Wil
son Heaters just received. All
size3 arid kinds at your own
Our Fire Sale is still on. All goods
from 25 to 50 per cent reduction.
TE-V" cb Crowe.
XT i T- T J WcaVi! T-i rrfr.rt StrApf.