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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 14, 1898.
The Weekly GltfoMele.
- - DKKUON
OFFICIAL PAPER OF WASCO COUNTY.
Published in two parts, oh Wedtiesdays
BY Kill., P08TA0I ruFUD, IIT ADVAKCB.
One year 1 SO
Six months 75
Three months SO
Advertising rates reasonable, and made known
Address aU communications to "THE OHRON'
CLE, The Dalles, Oregon.
Men glance at the paet if she who
pissed is yoang and pretty.
The male quartet will sing at the Lu
tberan church tomorrow evening.
Perhaps it is the microbes in kisses
. that cause people to fall "dead in love
The moment a man boasts of his
righteous life, be shows the devil on his
The weather report eavs that there
are indications that we will have buow
If it weren't for their own parents,
children would respect other people's
We know a yoang lady who is so
modest that she positively refuses to
sink into the arms of Morpheus.
"Are you ready for the winter, Adol
phus?" "Yes; my wife has taken the
embroidered red-plush cover off the
The Sarah Dixon has bten placed on
the Portland-La Center run until the
Mascot, which sank the other day, is
again ready for business.
Aunt Maria When Mr. Borbon a6ked
you to drink, Henry; I hope yon didn't
say yes. Henry No, aunt ; I turned it
off by Baying, "I don't care if I do."
Tbe first thing a woman says when
ehe hears that the husband of a woman
she has no use for has done something
bad is how she pities his poor wife.
The following will wed, bavins se
cured the permission of . the county
through its clerk : Jos. . Lane and Mrs.
Anna M. Adkins, of this city, and John
W. Taylor and Caldonia Ring, of this
Tbe Seafert & Condon 'phones were
pat in at Kingsley this afternoon. These
are said to be the best long distance
'phones now in use. One of the stations
for this line will be at the Gorman place
between Dufur and Kingsley.
"I see that a soldier boy with only two
days' training broke all the loot ball rec
ords for punting," said Jaggs.' . "That's
nawthin'," remarked Skate. "Any
volunteer soldier of six months' standin'
is a harder kicker than any guy what
ever wore padded clothes."
One of the most beautiful and largest
chrysanthemums we have ever seen is
displayed in the window of Blakeley &
Houghton's drug store today. It was
raised by Miss Delphina Velarde, at her
borne on the East bill. Beside it, are
several fine specimens of the same
flower, which are much admired.
This morning about 10 o'clock tbe
body of Mrs. Mary Foley was brought to
this city by her husband and a number
of friends and taken to the Crandall
Burget undertaking parlors. Mrs. Foley
who is a sister of M. J. Manning, died
at Grade on the 6th, of typhoid fever
She was about 35 years old. The funeral
will fake place from the Catholic church
Monday at 9 o clock. ,
The opportunity offered you to hear
Miss Bloch sing next week at the fair
will be ah unusual one. The ladies have
procured her services at a great expense,
bat you may bear one of Oregon's best
singers for the small sum of 25 cents,
Besides, there are to be many other ex
cellent numbers on the program. Ar
range to attend, and while you are en
joying yourselves, help the ladies in
their good work.
W. H. Beeves, who was injured yes
terday morning at Grants, was this
morning taken to the hospital at Port
land for treatment. It is said that eel
dom is such nerve seen as was displayed
by him at the time ot the accident. His
right foot was terribly mashed, but,
throwing himself of his back, he gave the
gave the usual signal to the engineer to
back the train, which was done, and be
crawled out of barm's way till he could
Coming to tbe Baldwin opera house
Tuesday, Dec. 15, Mahara's Minstrels, a
company of thirty five (35) people
beaded by the sineing comedian, Mr.
Billy Young. Will introduce one of the
swellest colored attractions on the road.
There will be singing and dancing galore,
cake walking, Buck and Wing dancing
for a prize. Quartetts, Shooters, Jubilee
Singing, Camp Meeting Hymns, Con
tortionists, Acrobats, Fun Makers. Tbe
show is handsomely dressed and staged,
strictly moral and refined, see the big
sensational street parade at noon.
Murder will out, and so away out to
Oregon comes a Bellevue paper which
says : "Joe and Gas Bonn left last night
for their home at The "Dalles, Or. We
understand that Joe will return here at
no distant day but that is bis business."
young ladies to ferret out. If 'twere
policy so to do we would say for their
comfort, "don't believe all you read in a
newspaper;" but bis avowal of constancy
to a half-dozen or more of them will per
haps be sufficient.- That is for them
but we fear "not for Joseph, if be
Mr. J. H. Brennan, who has been
added to the efficient corps 'of clerks at
Pease & Mays, is an artist in window
dressing, which fact tbe display in their
show windows today discloses. In the
corner one the drapery or dress goods
and silks is verv graceful, while tbe
center window contains dress skirts,
jackets, ribbons, etc., so arranged as to
show to the best advantage the articles
displayed, which are beautifnl and at
tractive to every passer-by. The firm
is fortunate in seen ring tbe services ol a
clerk with sucn artistic taste.
"Tbe Dazzler" continues to do its
usual big business at Cordray's, and is
adding every day to its reputation. Tbe
clever songs, gay scenes and bright cos
turning all combine to catch tbe popular
favor, and not a few faces bave been
seen in Uordray s several times tn-s
week. "The Dazzler" cannot be seen
too often. Saturday's matinee will draw
a big bouse, judging from the advance
sale, which is unusually large. "The
Dazzler V songs and dances are sure to
take ' the children's fancy, and the
musical treat is one they should not be
allowed to miss. Oregonian. At tbe
Vogt Monday night..
Steamboat men who run between The
Dalles and Portland have quite a breeze
to steam, as well as the river current,
tn passing up around Cape Horn, oppo
site Rooster Rock. The strong, cold
down-stream wind blows the spray u
over tbe pilot-house and tbere it forms
icicles, while the pretty waterfalls are
now blown to leeward 500 feet, making
things look quite arctic-like for the
present. There is about and inch of ice
t Cascade locks, which caused tbe boats
yesterday a two-hours delay. It is
feared the traffic on the river may have
to cease , although in other years the
boats have continued to run When there
was much more ice in tbe river.
When we get so selfish that we want
the earth, we are not likely to give much
thought to the world to come.
Many a man who wouldn't think
making a wile ot his cook has no
scruples about making a cook of his wife,
Job's wife, probably insisted that those
boils were just because he wouldn't wear
around bread-and-milk poultices on
Nothing disconcerts a girl more than
to brace herself to meet the shock of
marriage proposal and the shock fails to
According to tbe bible, there will be
no marrying or giving in marriage in
Heaven probably because there won'
be enough men to go around.
When a man marries a girl with
golden hair and it gradually assumes a
terra cotta hue he is up against the old
gold-brick swindle in a new form.
ine wool press at the Wasco ware.
house is running today for tbe first time
since August and tbev are at work grad
ing wool. Tbe feed mill is also running
and in all about fifteen men are em'
Sunday nigbt Night Watchman Phir-
man arrested G.'C. Rich for being drunk
and disorderly. This morning he made
bis appearance before Recorder Gates,
when he was fined $5, in default of
which he will occupy the city jail for
This morning when
a brakeman employed
N., was uncoupling
second and third fingers of his right
hand were badly mashed. Dr. Geisen
dorfer dressed tbe wound and he will
M. E. Laughan,
by the O. R. A
some cars, the
leave for the hospital in Portland.
The Sign," a paper published at the
Oregon school for the deaf says : "Twenty'
eight years ago the 17th of November
the first pupil of tbe Oregon school for
the deaf was enrolled. This first pupil
was Arthur M. Walker from Tbe Dalles.
He is now forty-six years old and lives
in Sherman county.
A Grass Valley paper announces that
there are several cases of diphtheria in
Th D.lles. Who said soT One case
has been reported, and as far as we can
learn that is all. True, many have in
sisted that cases which the doctors pro
nounce tonsilitip were diphtheria, bat
surety physicians are more competent
to judge than anyone else.
Those who have previously received
such cold receptions at tbe Vogt opera
house will be more than pleased to learn
that Manager Kinersfy has placed a
large beater in the hall and that, with
the furnaee, will keep it as warm as pie.
In the future when vou attend tbe Vogt,
instead of playing freeze out, you'll have
s hot time, wbich commences tonight.
A telegram of inquiry to shipping
headquarters in Kan Francisco as to tbe
date of tbe arrival in Manila of the
United States transport Senator, was I
answered Saturday as follows: "The
Senator arrived at Manila November
21st." This news will allay fear among
relatives and friends, of the 300 Oregon
recruits who were transported on that
J. H. Crad'ebaugh, the Sage of Green
land and elsewhere. His return has
been delayed by the severe illness of his
wife at Portland, but ehe is now out of
danger. Mr. Cradlebaugb, will begin
active development work on his Imperial
group, wbich he expects to become th
equal or superior of the Red Boy
Bonanza. Sumpter News.
Will Darragh, the cripple, who is
familiar character here, proved himself
a hero this morning. A runaway team
was seen going up Court street, when he
jumped to the reins. Being unable to
stop them in that manner, he threw
down his crutches and finally succeeded
in jumping on the back of one and in
some way gained control of them. Two
ladies occupied the wagon, but tbiough
ms en on s were not injured.
The biennial state council of the Cath
olic Knights of America will be held in
this city tomorrow even ni at the hall of
Sc. Peters Branch. Delegates will be
In attendance from Portland, Salem,
Oregon City and other places in tbe
state. Borne of whom will arrive this
evening. Rev. A. Bronsgeest and M.
Nolan are among the executive offi
cers. M. Mclnnis is a delegate from
Drancti mo. 4ol of Tne Dalles.
A Portland piper says of Mahara's
minstrels which appears tomorrow even
ing at the Baldwin : "From the time the
curtain raises until it descends in tbe
last act, there is a succession of song and
dance, and neat bits of acting, which
show a well balanced company, there
not being a weak part observable at any
time or place. There are no lees than
ten soloists, ranging from the deep and
sonorous basso, to a tenor who can
warble like a bird."
It is understood that on or before tbe
first of tbe year important changes will
be made in tbe time schedules on the
Union Pacific and Northern Pacific
roads. Under the proposed change the
eastern mail service will be greatly im
proved as the mail which now reaches
Tbe Dalles at 3 :20 a.m. will arrive 12
hours earlier. The change will be made
in order to make more convenient con
nection with the eastern roads, which
bave just adopted faster schedules from
the Atlantic seaboard westward.
Now, that soonds something like an in-I born, returned Monday from a two
Bin nation, wbich it is the duty of Dalles 1 weeks' visit below, to Tbe Dalles, Port-
The cold weather still continues, the
thermometer this morning going down
to 10 above, the coldest it has been for
two years. And it eeems to be general
throughout both states. Even in Port
land and tbe valley towns tbe ponds are
covered in ice and skates are much in
evidence. Yesterday tbe sloughs .above
town were covered with skaters all day,
and the ice is said to be very good, while
the atmosphere was not eo cold as to
make it unpleasant to venture out, many
of tbe boys removing their overcoats.
The great trouble with this particular
amusement at The Dalles is the dietance
one has to eo before . the ponds are
reached. If tbe cold snap continues, the
river will probably freeze over and then
is the time for skating along its edges,
where tbe ice is generally smooth.
This morning the thermometer stood
at 7 above, moderating considerably
during the day.
Arthur Clarke has disposed of his jw
elry business, in tbe East End, to Mr.
Stoufer, who is a first-class jeweler,
A professional fortune teller and palm
ist from the Willamette valley will be at
the fair each night. Consult her, for
she is capable of telling your future.
Miss JBioch will arrive in tbe city to
night. Don't miss bearing her at the
fair tomorrow and Thursday nights. Ad
mission 25 cents ; children 10 cents.
etui the list of Oregon's dead at
Manila increases, three having been
added to the list: Fred Norton, 21
years old, who enlisted from Snohomish ;
Frank Hibbs, 21 years, of McMinnviile,
and Harry. Hibbard, 24 years, of Wil-
Today the employes of the D. P. & A.
IN. are having a winter picnic in getting
a move on the wharf boat and taking
it np to Hungry Harbor, where the Reg-
uiater now is. It is slow work cutting
through the ice and pulling it along by
ropes; bntit is thought the goal wil
finally be reached. .
Tbe new beater wbich has been placed
in the Vogt, made itself felt last night,
and all were comfortable. Even the
cold shoulder, which .the young ladv
might give an escort who remembers
that he bas important business with a
man on the outside and leaves her for
the purpose of transacting it, will have
no chilling effect now.
Most people speak too loudly over the
p tunes, especially when ench instru
ments are in use as those Seufeit &
Condon have put in between this city
and Kingsley. Saturday evening when
Mr Wentworth called up The Chron
icle office from the latter place, we
were surprised to hear every word dis
tinctly when he spoke in a whisper. It
wonderful when telephoning gets
down to such a fine point.
It was expected that the Columbia
Southern Railroad would be through to
Mora today. If not eo soon, it will
reach that point in a few days, . when
Moroites are to bave a grand celebra
tion. The head office will be moved
froroVasco, and Mr. I. H. Kefler, of
this city, is to accept the position as
agent. Mies Mae Ecright, who is sec
retary, will also move to that place.
Tne four men ipjured in the collision
near Pendleton Sunday morning were
taken to St. Vincent hospital in Port
land that nigbt. They were David
Filger, an old man of 64, who was on his
way to the coast from Manunk, III. ; Jay
Adams, of San Francisco general Pacific
coast agent for the Nickel Plate road,
who was cut and scalded ; Louis Plech-
ner, traveling salesman for tbe whole
sale house of Ginterman Bros., St. Paul,
and Fireman Harry Barrows, of the
freight train, who received a cut on tbe
The river today is frozen solid from
bank to bank and at 7 o'clock this
morning Howard Marshall, driver of
tbe Goldendale stage, accompanied bv
Messrs. J. and R. Crocker, of Portland,
walked over on the ice, the former
carrying tbe mail. Skatera were also
seen ekimming over the ice on its edges
From Chas. Alden, who returned from
Portland last night, we learn that tbe
Columbia is blocked from here to Crate's
Point; from Memaloose to Klickitat
Landing, and from Washougal to ten
miles below the mouth of tbe Wil
lamette. This is winter in earnest.
Articles of incorporation of tbe Lost
Lake Lumbering Company were today
filed fbr record with the clerk. The
capital stock is $75,000, divided into 750
shares of (100 each. Its incorporators
are F. H. Button. Ethel P. Button and
P. S. Davidson, Jr., and the object is to
LET US CONSIDER THE LIVING.
Not Being; Extravagant In Our Offices for
engage in baying and selling timber
land and other real property ; to build,
construct and maintain saw mills; to
sell and otherwise handle saw logs and
other wooden produce; to build and
operate steamboats and other water
crafts on the Columbia and tributaries;
and to improve tbe stream of Hood
River and other locging streams. Tbe
principal office of the company will be
a'. Hood River.
THE DAZZLER PLEASES.
Every Actor an Artist and a Good Play
Just to show you that we know a good
thing when we hear it we are now ready
to say that a better show in its line has
never been seen in The Dalles than that
presented by the "Dazzler" company
last night. From tbe moment tbe two
comedians. Boulden and Wright, came
upon the stage, tbe audience was as
eureo. iney were to nave tneir money s
worth, and their every appearance was
greeted with applause. The former is
an all-around actor a comedian, trage
dian and first-class musician combiner,
his stege presence being faultless; aid
the latter falls not far short of him.
Before the play ended every actor ai d
actress bad proven themselves stars in
some line, either being a graceful actor,
fine singer or a first-class dancer.
The "Dazzler" was dazzling in the
extreme, her beauty capturing the an
dience and her sweet voice holding them
during the entire performance. While
most of the actresses possess fine voices,
perhaps that of Mies Grace Warren
might be chosen as the richest, its ex
cellence being shown in tbe burlesque
opera. Reidy and Beddell also won
great favor, for none could listen to their
voices without being captivated by
While every feature of the second and
third acts was deserving of special men
lion, we cannot refrain from mentioning
the song and dance by Rose Leslie and
Evelyn Audley; tbe mirror trio by
Wright, Reidy and Beddell, and the
perfect dancing of James Dooling, who
is a wonder in bis line.
One of the most beautiful features of
the evening was the operatic war picture
at the end of the second act; and great
applause followed the final triumph of
our stars and stripes. Particular affect
ing was the tableau wherein the
wounded soldier received the ministra
tions of a nurse of the Red Cross society
and was applauded by the nation.
Tbe mnsical performance of Boulden
and Griffin in the last act was worth tbe
price of admission, while their jokes
were extremely witty, not including a
single joke which has grown stale or be-
Cme a chestnut.
Ibe Dazzler will be repeated tonight
as tbe vogt. . Admission 50 cents.
The following remarks of the Ore
gonian concerning the wishes of the late
ArcDDiehop Crross are very apropos, and
meet with the sanction of every person
who has given the matter serious
The clause in the will of the late Arch
bishop Gross directing that no flowers
be used at bis funeral, that the funeral
bf as simple as possible, and that the
remains De ouned in an inexpensive
n uuueu cumn, is a aistinct, though gen
tle rebuke to funeral extra VflfTAnn anrl
display which is frequently most con
spicuous wnere it can least be afforded.
The unselfishness and love for hu
manity which always characterized the
acts of tbe good archbishop were not
only felt during his lifetime, but their
fruits are to be seen when his band of
charity is forever closed, and teach a
lesson hich should be heeded by all.
That his wealth might assist in carrying
on the work he had commenced he
leaves it to the church and its charitable
institutions, requesting at the same time
that the extravagance often dieplayed at
funerals be omitted in his case.
Not that anyone would advocate a
carelessness in Ihe offices of love toward
those for whom the last kind acts are
performed ; nor would the satisfaction of
giving them the very best be denied
where it may be done without robbing
tftoee who are to eurvive. In the first
anguish of grief the thonght comes, to
rich and poor alike, that the best and
ncnest are not good enough, and the
feeling is as strong in one case as the
other. But how often have we seen the
very bread taken from tbe mouths of
children that remain in order to pur
chase the most expensive of caskets, the
most elaborate of robes in which to lay
to rest the little one who is taken away.
The love is not less strong when it occurs
to those who are unable to provide the
best that something plain and neat,
with less expenditure, is as adequate to
express the love, as the more gorgeous
pall and shroud; while the ones who are
leit may be spared manv an achin?
heart and comfortless hour by reaping
the benefits derived from being less ex
travagant along this line.
'Tis not the costly gifts and display of
wealth which is most appreciated dur
ing the lifetime ; but the love manifested
by the giver and which the gift convevs.
Therefore, would it not be far better
were those who are struggling for an ex
istence, barely able" to keep the wolf
from the door, to pause at the death bed
of their loved ones and consider these
matters, robbing not the living for the
dead. During their life time we dressed
them as our circumstances would permit.
Shall we not follow the same rule as we
provide the last robe, wbich is far less
needed by them and is wholly inade
quate to warm the frozen blood, and
quicken the pulse, no matter how costly
it inav be.
Surgill, Nellie Fox, Hattie Glenn, May
Jackson, Pearl Joles, Anna Haslam,
Maude Micbell, Jennie Beresford, Lily
Senfert. Marairattn tn narolv
WRECK near priuni CTnm
FrelghtTrslnNo.Sl Crashes Into Fassen
ger Mo. 1 and Injures Several
Married In Portland.
Read This Program.
It is certainly worth many times tbe
price of admission to the fair to hear
Miss Bloch eing; but besides three
selections, and likely three encores,
there are other excellent numbers cn
the. program. For tomorrow night it
will be as follows :
Song Columbia Quartet
Solo Miss Rose Bloch
Kecitation "Blacking the Babv."
Solo ;.Miss Bloch
Messrs. Van Norden, Campbell and
Solo....... '. ; Miss Bloch
There are few men more wide awake
and enterprising than Blakeley & Hough
ton, who spare no pains to secure the
best of everything in their line for their
many customers. Tbev now bave the
valuable agency . for Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and
Colds. This is the wonderful remedy
that is producing: such a furor all over
the country by its many startling cures
It absolutely cares Asthma, Bronchitis,
Hoarseness and all affections of tbe
throat, chest and lungs. Call at the
above drugstore and get a trial bottle
free or & regular size for 50 cents and
$1. Guaranteed to cure or price re
At noon, Wednesday, tbe 7th, at tbe
Unitarian church, Dr. Eliot officiating,
occurred the marriage of Miss' Laura
Knowles, daughter of Charles W
Knowles, to Mr. F. B. Sommerville.
The church was beautifully decorated
with palms and cedars. At the stroke
of 12 tbe bridal party left tbe vestry and
proceeded up the center aisle, the bride
on the arm of her father, following the
maid of honor and the ushers who led
the way. At tbe pulpit' were waiting
the groom and his best man, Mr. George
Dekum, where the impressive ring serv
ice was used in tbe marriage ceremony.
The bridal gown was of white taffeta
with a ruffle of chiffon, and a veil of
point d'esprit. She carried a large bunch
of violets tied with pink ribbons. Tbe
gown of Miss Tallant, of Astoria, the
maid of honor, was of white organdie
with ruffles of green and white. Hei
flowers were pinks, tied with green rib
Mr. Sommerville's nshers were: Dr
Charles W. Chance, Mr. Albert Webber,
Dr. Macraoi, F. W. Wilson, J.F. Hamp-
sh i re, of The Dalles, and Mr. Samuel
A reception for tbe bridal party was
held at the residence of Mr. Charles W.
Knowles, after the ceremony. Mr. and
Mrs. Sommerville departed for Eastern
Oregon at 2 o'clock. Telegram.
Helen Hudson Entertains Her Friends.
F.rom the passengers who arrived in
the city on No. 1 west-bound last, even
ing we learn the particulars of the wreck
which occurred yesterday morning.
Thesnow being very had in the mount
ains, passenger train No. 1, Conductor
Burns, which is due here at 3 :20, was
eeverai hours late, and at Bingham
Springs passed freight train No. 21. Up
on reaching Cayuse, a few , miles eaBt of
Pendleton, about 8 o'clock, - eeverai
horses, wbich were caught in a bridge,
compelled the trainmen to stop and en
deavor to extricate them befoie they
could proceed. About four minntes af
ter tbe stop, and before the flagman
couid get back to flag it, No. 21 came on
and crashed into the Pullman, knocking;
out tbe trucks and almost completely -demolishing
it, besides injuring the other
cars considerably, destroying their plat
forms and breaking most of the windows.
Several passengers were injured more or
less, three who were badlv hurt beinz
taken to Pendleton. Their names we
were unable to learn.
The freight train, which was com posed
of twenty-eight cars, it ie said, was com
pletely telescoped, the engine being
No 1, which was again made up at
Pendleton, came on to The Dalles, pass
ing here at 4 :45 p. m. J, L. Story, who
was on his way to Walla Walla, was an
occupant of tbe third car and writes his
daughter that none of the passengers es
caped without having somewhat of a
shaking up though not being injured.
He says tbe newsboy was knocked
through the door aa if be were a feather.
Taken all in all the accident was a for
tunateone. as no lives were lost, and as
far as we can learn the Injuries were not
IN WINTER'S ICY GRASP.
The Klver Blocked' and Traffic Suspend
ed Boats to go to Hungry Harbor.
: Some people seldom lend a helping
hand, unless it is to help themeelves.
Saturday afterroon was a happy one
for tbe friends of Helen Hudson, who
were invited to spend the afternoon with
her. The parlors of her home on Second
street had been beautifully decorated
with chrysanthemums, and everything
poesible had been provided to make
the enjoyment complete. Target
shooting was tbe first game indulged in,
at which Hattie Glenn came nearest the
mark, Valeeca Liebe falling tbe farthest
short. Bonbons were then distributed
and with tbe paper caps on their heads
they entered tbe dining room to partake
of a delicious lunch. '
Much amusement was afterward
caused by attempts to pin tbe tail on
the black pig, which was successfully
done by Margarette iwnerely, but Pru
dence Patterson when blind folded knew
not where the tail belonged.. Other
games were played, and about 6 o'clock
the 'guests departed. Those invited
were Martha Baldwin, May . Jonea,
Emma Creigbton, Emily Crossen, Lena
Zimmerman, Prudence Patterson, Helen
Lytle, Daisy Deane, Bessie Eddon, Lucy
Fox, Dora Nie'een, Edith O'Leary, Sue
Visitors to the water front today were
persuaded that winter had come, and
from reports has come to stay. Not be
cause today is the coldest we bave had
since December '93, but the river presents
a eight, which though causing a cessation
of traffic and much annoyance to steam
boat men, is beautifnl to look upon.
Floating down tbe river are huge blocks
of ice, which have completely blocked
the stream at Crate's Point and on down,
and along its edge the ice is an inch aid
a half thick.
This morning the employes at the D.
P. & A. N. dock were bueily engaged in
breaking the ire and removing freight
from the wharf boat, preparatory to tak
ing that, with tbe Dalles City bull and
tbe Regulator, hp to Hungry Harbor,
about a half mile above the city, as great
damage would result were they to re
main in their present position, tbe ice
jam being strongest at that point.
Later the bull was , successfully moved,
and the Regulator was taken for a short
distance by attaching horees to ber, and
she is now waiting a little above the
foot of Washington street until tbe wind
changes, when the' ferry boat will tow
lur to her winter destination. The
Klickitat will also follow suit and be
t ed up to await developments.
Saturday about 12:30 the Inland
Flyer passed tbe Dalles City in tbe locks,
the latter going on to Portland; but aa
the water was very low the .former was
C 3m pel led to wait for four hours before
getting out. Finally succeeding and
passing out of the upper gate she en-
countered ice and remained there' till
8 :30, when the passengers were trans
ferred to the train and brought to this
city. . .
Yes erday about 4:10 she again started ,
up the river and by working bravely
passed Hood River at 8 o'clock this
morning, bat upon reaching Rankin's
Landing just across the river, they were
compelltd to give up tbe job, and there
she has taken up winter quarters. We
are informed that the freight for this
line will be brought up by train.
Tbe river gauge this morning stood at
zero, and the water being so low will no
doubt cause extra difficulty, for from
weather reports, the cold snap will continue.
Oregon Yoang Man at Washington.
Saturday's Oregonian contained the
following dispatch from Washington,
concerning a young man well known in
The Dalles and who ia a brother of Otis
Patterson, receiver of the land office
here. It ia only another proof of what
Oregon young men can do and are al
ways doing wherever tbey go: It says :
A. W. Patterson, of Oregon, well
known in newspaper and political circles
of that state, and at present clerk uf the
.house committee on irrigation of arid
lands, and a leading student at the Col- '.
umbian law university, of this city, was
awarded first place in the openine pub- '
lie debate of that university last Satur
day evening. Hia strung plea for ter
ritorial expansion, the question ender
discussion, was tbe subject of favorable
comment in the ' announcement of the '
decision of the judges, one of whom was
Justice Harlan, of tbe supreme court.
Mr. Patterson won the Grst place in the
second public contest of last year, also - ,
winning the prize debate at the close ot
the year, wbich was composed ot those
who had won in tbe six public contests.
The victory will again entitle him to
participate in tbe university's annual