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THE DJLLLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE SATURDAY. DECEMBER 31, 1898.
& Weekly Gfcfoniele.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF WASCO COUNTY.
Published in two parts, on Wednesdays
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ICLE." The Dalles, Oregon.
Grippe has made its appearance in
Portland, and reports from the East say
there is just each an epidemic of the dis
ease as occurred about nine years ago,
7 tany fatalities following in its wake.
Oar old friend, the Chinook, made its
ppearance last night and got on a tear,
enaini? tue rain ueiuro uiuj. xu iuo
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nd this rnormn? the Klickitats were
white. The weather report for tomor
row says "colder."
I Last night abont 8 o'clock when Jesse
Blakeney's team was standing in front
of Bach's store the bridle of one horee
jSame off and so frightened him that he
A started to ran. By circling them around
V and running them into tbe telephone
Vpole at the Commission corner, Mr.
Blakeney succeeded in stopping them,
though in doing so the top of bis wagon
k was badly broken np.
A land slide is reported at Oneonta
Jorge, below tbe Cascades, this morn-
3g. No particulars CDUia do obtained
, -egdrding it, bat it is said to be 100 feet
, ong and about 12 feet deep, and to have
Lompelled tbe O. B. & N. to transfer
Lieir passengers on No. 3. No donbt to
'tnlit'a aaDf-hnnnil Ivainl tsrlll fail rt oof
rongh, as the slide is a bad one. How
rcer, a large force of men are at work
kid will clear the track or build a new
-re in a short time. . .
Jeputy Sheriff F. C Sexton arrived
mo last night from Warm Springs
encv. whither be went on business.
tending Christmas day there he at-
ded a tree given by tbe employes and
cbers for tbe Indians. He says it
h almost impossible for tbe large
wd that pded to get into the
loot boaseii that tbe beet of order
vailed. The program wonld have
be credit to any school, and tbe pupils
re delighted with the Christmas gifts
leived. Mr. Sexton thoroughly en-
ed the exercises.
Jlrs. James Blakeney, who has been
f.h ber bnsDand at tbe hospital in
, Atland, returned home latt night. She
f ports him as getting along slowly, as
aid only be expected after undergoing
ch an operation. It will be six weeks
perhaps longer, before be will be
le to leave .the hospital, and it is
-red tbe leg will be eomewbat Shorter
it formerly was. Mrs. Blakeney
fys the doctors have no hopes for the
b of Wm. O'Neal who wa& taken down
fc One of the enjoyable events of Chriet
Nas day in Tbe Dalles to a few of tbe
tends of Mr. and Mrs. J. 8. Fish and
ger B. Sinnott was the dinner served
M evening at the Umatilla House.
We -wish to
Extend our Sincere
Thanks to the
Public at Large,
and would ask a
continuance of the same
for the year to follow.
PEASE & MAYS.
About 7 :30 o'clock the merry party were
seated at a table in the pleaeantest part
of tbe dining room, where one of the
best of dinners was served, while all
joined in lively conversation, such as an
occasion of that sort always engenders,
especially where the hosts and hostess
are of each happy dispositions. Having
done justice to the spread, the party ad
journed to tbe parlor, where an hour or
more was spent in singing. Altogether
the evening was a very, pleatant one.
As far as can be learned tbe changes
which are to take place in the railroad
time card on January 1st, will make
little difference in tbe trains through
Tbe Dalles, except in the arrival of No. 1,
which now is due here at 3 :20 a. m
This train will reach hereabout 1 or 1 :30
p. m., which will be a much more desir
able hoar- for passengers for Portland,
and will, if on tiine, admit of thiee
hours' stay in tbe metropolis before the
night train leaves that city, thus giving
that much time in which to transact
business and only cause a loss of half a
day. Besides, if reports are true con
cerning the changes, we will have a
morning and afternoon west-bound pas
Monday evening Miss Anna Stubling,
who leaves next Monday to attend tbe
business college in Portland, entertained
her Sunday School class, composed of a
dozen or more bright lads, at her
home on Eibth street. Progressive
Tiddledy Winks was tbe game of the
evening, and if ever a party entered
into a game with a will it was these
boys, Gus Waltbers coming out ahead,
Oscar Beck second best, and Gus Weigel
securing the booby. Tbe lunch was en
joyed equally as well. During tbe even
ing Miss Stubling was presented by tbe
boys with a beautiful gold pen as a part
ing gift. Tbe members of tbe class
present were: Oscar Beck, Charles
Weigel, Alfred Prinz, Gus and George
Waltbers, Charles Mellquest, Adolph
Schmidt, Otto Keller, Gus Weigel, Jos
eph Nitschke, Arthur and Theodore
William Martin Johnson, author of
"Inside of a Hundred Homes," con
tributes the first article of his new eertes
on "Tbe House Practical" to the Janu
ary Ladies' Home Journal. In these
articles Mr. Johnson will explain bow
the various rooms, hallways, etc., of a
bonse may be artistically furnished and
decorated at comparatively small cost.
The explanation is so clearly detailed
that, with tbe aid of the accompanying
drawings, almost any one with, taste
may follow the instructions given. The
articles will show bow the interior of a
house may be transformed from the
commonplace into a thing of artistic
beauty and cozincBB. : There is no sub
ject of each vital interest to Americans
as tbe improvement of the home, and
Mr.' Johnson's articles will doubtless
prove as popular and useful as bis "In
side of a Hundred Homes."
, Thursday' Dally.
W. H. Butts received word from tbe
hospital in Portland today to the effect
that Wm. O'Neal was no - better. His
brother, John O'Neal, and his wife, who
was formerly Miss Mary Johns, of this
city, are expected each day on their way
to visit him.
. The mud blockade near Viento, which
bid fair to be an insurmountable barrier
for some time, was quickly overcome by
the force of workmen employed by the
company and the 5 :30 east-bound train
last evening was delayed but three
hours. It takes more than tbe earth to
down the O. B. & N. trains, which al
ways come out on top.
Pease & Mays are wishing tbe patrons
of their grocery department a Happy
New Year in a novel manner. In tbe
principal show window is a device in
coffee, rice and crackers which forms
the words, "A Happy New Year."
Over it ia extended a large white star
bearing the inscription "Early Morning
Coffee," and other sentences regarding
Holiday trade in the matrimonial
market this year has been extremely
dull, and but three couples have de
cided to make this a marry Christmas,
if future ones proof to be thejopposite of
merry. The last to run their necks
through the matrimonial noose were
Frank W. Angus and Grace E. Belding,
of Hood River, who were today granted
permission by tbe county clerk.
The quarantine on account of diph
theria and scarlet fever in Pendleton has
been raised, and next Sunday the
churches will, hold services as usual,
while society events are again booming
in that city. The epidemic of these
diseases seems to be more or less pre
valent throughout that section, and in
Union, Oregon, the family of Geo. Her
bert has been quarantined for the past
five or six weeks.
Tbe report that The Dalles is to have
another newspaper reaches us as we are
endeavoring to scratch up a few items
with which to fill tbe columns of one of
the family journals which .now graces
tbe city, and we feel inclined to say, as
was said to a bride and groom in Tbe
Dalles, "Tbe Lord have mercy on your
soul." However, this might not be ap
plicable, as newspapers and newspaper
people are aid to be like the shoe
maker's child, soleless.
Tbe first month of next year is to be a
promising one as far as amusements in
the theater line are concerned. On the
9th we are to bear Jules Walther's play
"How Hopper Got SideTracked," which
is said to have previously been termed
"Side Tracked." "Parlor Match" will
be put on at the same place (the Vpgt)
on the' 12th, and on the 21st, "Boy
Wanted, which has taken so well in
Portland and Salem, will appear here.
Then in February McEwen will hypno
tize the community. v
Isn't it about time that a petition was
being circulated for tbe closing of our
stores at 6 or 6 :30 o'clock, as is general
ly done for several months after tbe
first of the year. Now that the rush cf
trade is over there is no reason why
places of business should be kept open
until 9, or even 8 o'clock. All that is
required to close them at that hour is for
some one to start out with a slip of
paper, which is worded to that effect,
and obtain signatures thereto.
This afternoon a meeting of tbe incor
porators of the Arlington Warehouse
Co. was held for the purpose of electing
directors. The Salem Statesman says
concerning it : "The Arlington Ware-
bouse Co. .has assumed corporate Bhape.
The new company will engage in a gen
eral commission business, dealing in all
kinds of farm products, and do a general
merchandise business. The headquart
ers of tbe company will be in Arlington,
Gilliam county. The company is cap
italized at (20,000, divided into 2000
shares of the value of $100 each. B. F,
Laughlin, Robert Mays, J. W. French
and W. Lord are the incorporators."
"" Mr. W. Hoering and wife are spend
ing a ebort time in Portland, where Mr.
Hoering went to coneult a specialist in
regard to his condition, be having suf
fered of late from excessive pain in tbe
bead and fainting spells, . Upon ex
amination itjhas been found that his case
is similar to that of Fred Burchtorf, he
having received a bad fall when a child
and striking bis bead in such a manner
as to cause an indenture in the skull.
No doubt Mr. Hoering will undergo an
operation for tbe same.
It may not be an up-to-date custom,
bnt it is a very happy one, which has
been discarded of latethat of making
New Year's day a time for receiving and
making calls. In former years almost
every society lady in the city would
make preparations, and in company
with some friend or friends, receive calls
from her gentlemen friends, who in
crowds, or individually, would make the
circuit of the city, slighting none who
signified their intention of being at
borne to callers. Would it not be well
to again revivo the custom, and thus
make it a happy day indeed and afford
ing an opportunity for each to wish the
other a happy New Year.
We have always contended that no
matter where Oregon people go, they
are always sure to make tbemeelves
famous. Who could have caused a great
er sensation or made herself more
widely known than is one of Oregon's
fairest daughters, (as far as beauty is
concerned,) Mrs. Fayne Moore, formerly
Pet" Strabn, of Albanv, whose trial is
now going on in New York. And now
comes another Oregonian to prove our
statements in the person oi Mrs. Marv
Vaughn Elbert, formerly of Oregon City
who has been arrested in El Paso, Texas,
for blackmailing a wealthy cattleman
out of 2000. We of Eastern Oregon are
magnanimous as far as these cases are
concerned, and would not lay claim to
any of Willamette's thunder, preferring
to stand on our own merits.
A half-inch of snow fell last night,
most of it disappearing - during the day
, Miss Taylor informs us that the Kin-
dergartners will take a vacation until
some time in February, when a spring
term of four months will open.
The boys industrial class which has
heretofore met at 2 o'clock each Satur
day in the Kindergarten room, will meet
tomorrow at 1 :30, and at tbe same hour
each successive week.
Smith Bros, announce that tbey will
meet all ladies who have signified their
desire to take dancing lessons, and others
who may contemplate so doing, Saturday
afternoon at their ball at 2 :30 o'clock,
Capt. Lewis leaves in the morning for
Hood River, where he will make ar
rangements to deliver his lecture on
Life in Libby Prison," some time in
tbe near future. He also intends visit
ing Moro. Wasco, and other towns near
The ice blockade at Hell's Gate, a
short distance above the city, broke to
day, and, In the words of onr inform
ant, "there was the devil to pay." It
hardly seems possible tbattbe chunks
of ice which floated down the river came
from1 "a place with such a name.
Anyone who may have in their pos
session book No. 296, namely, "Story of
Avis," by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, will
confer a favor on the librarian by re
turning it to Blakeley & Houghton's
drugstore. This volume belongs to tbe
Parmelee library, and as the books mast
be shipped by January 2d, it is neces
sary that it be brought in.
Dalles people who have for years
made the St. Charles hotel in Portland
their headquarters when visiting that
city, will be pleased to learn that it is to
be thoroughly renovated and fitted up
with all modern improvements. Messrs.
J. F. Davis and Ex-Judge C. P. Belcher
will be the proprietors, while the man
agement will be in charge 'of G. A.
Cable. The new management ' will
take possession on January 1st, wben
tbe work of renovating will begin.
Tbe beautiful which covered tbe ground
this morning, was ouly "skin deep", and
not very thick skin at that ; but it gives
things a wintry appearance and we like
it. It's well enough to speak of our
balmy summer days in tbe middle of
winter; they're all right in their way,
but tbey don't weigh much and neither
do the residents, when it comes to con
sidering their healthfulness. There is
always less sickness and a healthier
community when we have wintry
weather in winter. v
List nigbtV prayer meeting being tbe
farewell one for Rev. . Boltz, who has
been pastor of tbe Christian church
here for the past year, a very entertain
ing eervice was held and a very large
audience present. Rev. Webb, tbe
singing evangelistic, who .will ac
company Mr. W, V. Boltz on his
evangelistic tour, . was - present
and aeeisted greatly in the song service;
while the pastor made a few parting re
marks to the congregation. At tbe close
of the meeting the ladies served a fina
sapper and a most enjoyable time was
The Dalles is to have another church,
the matter having been taken in band
by the people of Thompson's addition,
who are at present erecting a small
structure 23x30 feet and which is to cost I
not over $300, on a lot situated to tbe
left as tbe summit of the brewing grade
is reached. Mr. Laughlin kindly do
nated tbe property, and although the
building will be small, it is considered
sufficient for present heed. The denom
ination is United Brethren, but it is
thought all the residents of the hill, who
are so far removed from other churches.
will deem it a privilege to attend ser
vices so near home.
A letter was received this morning
from Harry Fredden which was written
on November 22d, and tells tbe folks at
1 - r . i - - i . .i
iiuiue in meir arrival at Manna mat
morning, after a journey of 32 days
on the water. Their transport, the Sen
ator, left San Francisco on October 18th,
and they remained in Honolulu almost
a week, where they were treated royally
by the residents there. He said the
trip over was pleasant, barring the fact
that it rained considerable, making the
boys glad to reach land. At the time
of writing they had not yet gone ashore,
and did not expect to for a few days,
their quarters not being ready and other
matters having to be arranged.
SOCIETY DAY IN THE DALLES.
Farewell Party for Mlaa Story Mra.
Brook Kntertalna Her Class
Other Pleasant Brents.
Yesterday was society day in The
Dalles, and a number of very pleasant
social events took place, chief among
which, perhaps, was a farewell dancing
party given in honor of Mits Etta Story,
w ho leaves Saturday night for Union,
where she will remain with ber parents.
Miss Etta has always bCen a general
favorite in Tbe Dalles, her sweet disposi
tion, lady-like manners, amiability and
solicitude for tbe welfare of not only her
friends, but all with whom she comes in
contact, making her one of the most
popular of all tbe Dalles young ladles
For this reason, perhaps, an unusually
large crowd gathered at tbe K. of P. hall
last night to enjoy a few hours and wish
ber Godspeed as, after making her home
with us for fourteen years, she now takes
up her residence elsewhere. K. of P.
hall is a cozy little one in which to hold
such a party and everyone seemed to
enter into the dancing in a most en
thusiastic manner, music being furnished
by. Messrs. Baldwin, Long and Bet
One of the novel and taking features
of the evening was a cake walk. This
being the first attempt at this now-popu
lar dance in this city, but three couples
contested for the cake J. F. Hampshire
and Miss Myrtle Michell, Wm. Crossen
and Miss Idabelle Sperry and G. A
Clarke and Mrs. W. L. Bradshaw. Un
der the circumstances the judges thought
it adyieable to make no distinction, di
viding the cake equallv among tbe
Barring tbe regret which was felt at
the thought of parting with one of their
number, the party was one of tbe most
enjoyable of the kind ever given, and
the following persons reluctantly bade
Miss Story good bye as tbe evening came
to a close:
Dr and Mrs Geisendorffer, Mr and Mrs
F L Houghton, Mr and Mrs.H Logan,
Judge and Mrs Bradshaw, Mr aud Mrs
O. Patterson, Mr and Mrs G C Blakeley,
Mr and Mrs CL Phillips, Mr and Mrs M
Z Donnell, Mr and Mrs T J Seufert, Mrs
J S Fish, Mrs J A Crossen, Mr and Mrs
Cable, of Portland, Mr and Mrs B S
Huntington. Misses Anna Lad?,
M. Michell, Catherine Martin, Aimee
Newman, Mamie and Mat tie Cashing,
Elizabeth Sampson, Clara Davis,
Dorothy Fredden, Virginia Marden,
Laura' Thompson, Sarah Henderson,
Alice Lyle, Rose, Annette and Myrtle
Michell, Clara and Florence Sampson,
Florence Hilton, Elizabeth Schooling,
Josephine Jenkins, Anna Stubling,
Carrie St John, Delia Micbelbacb, Grace
Scott, Mollie O'Leary.Isabelle Sperry, of
Portland ; Lora Remington, of Lewiston.
Messrs. Frank Cram, M. Moody, L.
Porter, H D Parkins, J Weigel, E M
Williams, A Sturdevant, E M Wingate,
V Marden, S Nutting, A McCully, L
Heppner, A L Gude, A Clarke. J F
Hampshire, G Mays, A Huot, B J Gor
man, W Vogt, A Stubling, F iVeigel, W
Fredden, R Sinnott, W Crossen, H
Voree, F W Wilson, G Bonn, M Vogt,
C Gottfried, I. Parkins, A O'Leary.
S. L. Brooks entertained ber
Sunday School class at her borne on the
corner ol Third and union, yesteraay
afternoon, in a manner which was at
once pleasing and instructive. Having
arranged a list of ques:ions on Geogra
phical names the guests were required
to discover the answers. For instance,
one question was" A spot in the woods ;to
have knowledge of," the answer being
Delaware." Another. "A male ; a box ;
to do wrong. Manchester." .This past-
time never fails to interest old and
young, and . such adepts were these
young misses in guessing that every
name on the list was discovered by each.
After lunch bad been served Martha
Baldwin in a very appropriate and
sweet manner, in behalf of the class, pre
sented their teacher with" a very pretty
picture in pastel. Mrs. Brooks was qnite
overcome, but answered as only one can
who has the love and good of ber class
at heart and appreciates their affection
for ber. At the close of tbe afternoon
all joined in singing, with Emily Cros
sen as : pianist. Daring the afternoon
Mrs. Brooks took a number of pictures
of her gueBts, which will be cherished
by each one tbe more as the years go by.
The members of the class are : Misseev
Stella Jackson, Martha Baldwin, Bessie)
Snipes, Eva Bagley, Daisy Deane, lily
Kelly, Bessie Eddon, Ortha Walters,
Kattie Phelps, Lena Zimmerman, Emily
Crossen, Dora Neilsen, Lulu Bowe and
Roy Grimes, who is spending his holt
days at home, entertained a few of his
friends last night at their residence on,
Fifth street. Various games were played,'
chief among which was the guessing con
test, called tbe flowery love tale, which.
was greatly enjoyed. Mrs. Grimes
served a very tempting lunch, after
which Miss Short rendered a number ol
vocal selections and the guestB all joined
in singing college songe, etc. George
Ruch took a flash-light picture of the
party before the guests departed.
BOY KILLED AT WESTON.
Edwin Baker Accidentally Shot By ay
A most deplorable accident occurred at
Weston Saturday evening, resulting ia
the death of Edwin Baker, son of M. A.
Baker, the postmaster at that place.
Sometime ago, the oldest Marsh boy-
had loaded an old cap and ball Colt'a
piBtol, which was left about the house.
The younger Marsh boy, 12 years old.
was forbidden to take it. His mother
had on Saturday afternoon gone to visit
at Mrs. Boeler's bouse and while she waar
abBent, tbe 12-year-old Marsh boy took
it out and was playing at a Wild West
show with the Baker bov, Edwin.
Marsh was sitting on a hummock of dirt
near the house, trying to take tbe cap
off the prime holes ot tbe pistol, when
the Baker boy came running out from,
the ' woodshed toward him. In some
manner the pistol was discharged, on
report saying it was merely by reason of
the hammer falling accidentally, and
another report saying the Marsh boy
playfully pointed the pistol toward the
Baker boy and snapped it in fun.
At any rate, the Baker boy fell in
stantly, and apparently died the instant
the bullet struck him. The bullet
passed through the heart.
Of course, the parents of the Baker
boy were prostrated with grief over the
awful tragedy, and the parents of the
Marsh boy are, perhaps, equally grief
stricken. It was purely an accident,
and yet the results are fully as deplor
able as though it had been otherwise.
Tbe body ot the little Baker boy was
buried Sunday at Weston. E. O.
"Bath Albmore" Dead.
Dispatches tell us that Mrs Isabel
Mallon, who wrote under the noxn de
plumes of "Ruth Ashmore" aud "Bab",
died at her home in New York yester
day. For several years readers of tbe Ladies'
Home Journal have been wont to read
Ruth Ashmore's articles in that popular
magazine; particularly her "Side Talks
With Girls," which were at times very
amusing to many who are not accus
tomed to living up to tbe very letter of
800" society ettiquette. Therefore when
she informed us that a young lady might
with propriety take a short drive with
ber affianced husband unaccompanied
by a chaperonej we smiled' at the
thought of such leniency ; and later,
wben to their dismay the society young
men read in ber columns that they were)
expected to pay the street car fare when
escorting a young lady . to a place of
amusement, the laugh was on the other
side. However, in epite of the fact that
we derived much amusement from ber
writings, we more often appreciated the
common sense contained in tbe pages
devoted to articles on practical subjects,
and will miss them as we look for them
in their accustomed place. Already
have tbey been missed, and those who
were not aware that she wes ill, won
dered why she bad ceased to contribute
to the paper.
She also wrote as "Bab," and was
perhaps better known by that nom de
Telia Oil IhoDihti.
A new kind of a disease Las made its
appearance in Baker City which is more
to be dreaded than having around one
a person who is a mind reader. A Pen
dleton man says :
"I ran across a most remarkable thing
in Baker City the other day, something
of which I have never beard aod which
think is not equalled or paralleled by
any case on record heretofore. I don t
know just bow to name it by a single
phrase, and think tbe medical experts
and psychical people will have difficulty
in classifying the malady.
"It is best described by telling my ex
perience. I was walking the streets one
day recently in Baker City, and eaw a.
man standing -on tbe pavement looking
at a woman who was also passing along.
'Prettv, pretty,' said the man, as he
looked at her 'I'd like to kiss you.'
"She waa startled very much at this
remark and hastened her steps. Tbe
man disappeared in the hotel.
'I made some inquiries, and found
the feliow has become tbe victim of a
most remarkable disease. He has no
control over bis vocal organs ; but invol
untarily he speaks out whatever he
thinks. I learned that he has been ar
rested for using obscene language before
ladies, and tbat it has been discovered
that he has the disease so bad tbat there
is but little hopes of curing him." '
One Minute Cough Cure, cures.
That is what It was mesle for.