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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE. SATURDAY. JANUARY 28, 1899
Time is Brief.
The days of the Clearance Sale are fast drawing to a close, and you
should make hay while the sun shines. These rare bargains that we have been
presenting you are not to be sneezed at. Don't think because wo are having a
few pleasant days that we are going to have spring at once. One bright day
doe9 not make springtime any more than one swallow makes a summer time.
We have offered you a full line of seasonable and serviceable goods. You have
shown your appreciation, as our fixtures will testify. We will add a couple of
lines to make the list complete.
All 14.50 Jacket
All 5.00 Jacket
All 7.00 Jacket!
All 12.00 Jacket! ,
. . now 2.75
..oow 4 25
Infants' Long Coats.
All $3.00 Coats .
All 3 25 Coats .
3.50 Coati .
3.75 Coati .
4.00 Coat! .
4.50 Coat! .
5.00 Coats .
. dow $1 07
. dow 2.13
5 50 Coats no?
Beaver Jacket! $5.00; to close at $3.75
Heavy Arm a re Jackets 6.00; to close at 4 25
Brown and Black Boocle 7.00; to close at 4.85
Blue and Black Boucle 7.50; to close at 5.25
Cloth Jacket, braided 10.00; to close at 6.25
Tan Cloth, braided 10.50; to close at 7.25
Kersey Jackets $5.00 ; to close at $3.75
Astracbao Jackets 7.50 ; to close at 5.50
Same 12.50; to close at 7.65
Boucle Jackets 14.00; to close at 8 85
Beaver Jackets 15.00; to close at 9.50
Broadcloth, elegantly trlra'd. .15.00; to close at 9.50
Same, handsomely braided. . .20.00; to close at 13.25
Ladies' Colored Silk Shirt Waists former price, $6.50 ; to dose at $3.65
Ladies' Black Silk and Satin Shirt Waists ...former price, $7.50; to dose at $4.00
All Goods Marked in
PEASE & MAYS.
Ti:3 Weekly Chronicle.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF WA8CO COUNTY.
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' Wednesday's Dally.
.- A license to wed was today granted to
EzraNoyes and Ellen Brown, both of
Miss Mollie O'Leary has removed her
irt studio to Lcr residence on the corner
it Second and Lincoln streets. Her
patrons will bud her there if work or
lessons ia desired. t
Captain Ormsby remained in the city
taring the day and was busily engaged
liacussing the matter of the Cascade
Reserve with parties personally intei
Mted In one or the other side of the
Prof. Landers is among the number
frho are laid up with grippe, being com
pelled, after a desperate effort to con
jner the disease, to give up. He, how-
rver, Insists that he will be able tomor
row t) resume his duties, which Prof.
3a via la today taking charge of.
Bert Phelps arrived in the city yester
Say, and last evening attended the re
hearsal for the minstrel show. Arrange
bents bad not been fully completed to
repeat the performance at Heppner.
Bowever, after listening to the rehearsal
Cert made a contract with Hampshire
and Clarke to take the company to that
town and appear there on the 7th of
A bill which is designed to protect
the public from accident caused by
panics ' in public buildings passed the
bouse Monday. It is to provide that
the doors of opera houses, school build
ings, churches and public halls be so
constructed as to permit them to open
to the outside. This Is a sensible meas
ure and should te carried into effect, as
many fatalities have occurred through
attempts to get out of a building whose
doors open to the inside.
I About thirty-6ve new pupils have
been added to our public schools this
term. Perhaps about a dozen pupils
have been compelled to leave school
lince the holidays, on sccountof moving
Into the country, etc. Sixteen were pro
moted to the High school thii term and
three entered as new pupils, leaving
I bout two seat! vacant in that depart
ment. The schools are very prosperous
and doing excellent work, in spite of the
tact that grippe and mumps have caused
tnany to lose much time.
This morning a telegram was received
announcing the death of Jacob Zimmer
man In Portland. He was the father-in-law
of Mr. E. B. Dufur, of this city, and
la about 80 years of age, Mr. Zimmer
man, who has been a resilient ol Port
land for the past thirty years, has been
tiling for a year and a half. As he grew
fuuh worse last week, Mr. Dufur tele
raphed to his son, Douglas, and
laughter, Mrs. Menefee, who left for
ths teJiiJe of tb?ir grandfather Monday
afternoon. The funeral will take place
in Portland Friday at 10:30 o'clock.
Th river, which was at its highest
yesterday, eight feet, is falling today,
standing at seven feet, five inches. The
warm weather will no doubt bring it up
We were misinformed in regard to the
owners of the "Klickitat'' abandoning
the idea of running her as a ferry boat
between Lyle and Siding Landing. She
will be run as at first intended, and will
be taken down in the near future.
Mrs. Mary Whittaker accompanied
the remainsof her brother, Wm. O'Neal,
from Portland yesterday. The funeral
took place thjs afternoon from Crandall
& Burget'a undertaking parlors, under
the auspices of the order of Red Men.
The remains were interred in Odd
A genuine surprise party was given to
Miss Anna Harris at her residence last
learn that with the aid of the Ashland
assembly and the one at Pacific Grove
and at Long Beach, near LosAngeles,tbey
have succeeded in booking Sam Jones,
J. DeWitt Miller, Frank Beard and
Camden Coburn as a few of the star
speakers for next season. This is the
strongest array of talent ever procured
for the coast assemblies so far in ad
vance. Everybody knows Sam Jones,
but J. DeWitt Miller has filled more
Chautauqua engagement! than any ofH
the great lecturers and hae returned to
the same assemblies eight or ten differ
ent years. He has lectured
at the old Chautauqua eight different
times in as many years. When attend
ing the WisconainChautauqua assembly
at Madison some years ago. the Chbon
iclb reporter heard Frank Beard in his
"Chalk Talks." He is one of the great
est cartoonists, and changes one cartoon
into another in a minute's time, talking
while he is doing so. At the laBt board
meeting the dates fixed for the next
night. Soon the porlor was filled with j assembly at Gladstone Park are July 18
merriment and laughter and the evening
paeeed pleasantly away with music,
songs and games. After lunch a magic
lantern show wai given and at the hour
of 12 o'clock, the children went home,
having spent a delightful evening.
Spring is supposed to make its appear
ance about the first of March ; but has
evidently stolen a march on us this year,
and we revel in almost summer weather.
Today is the warmest we have had in
January for forty-eight years, the mean
temperature being 55.5, while the max
imum was 61. In 187, from January
Gth to 9th, the uiininium was 48 and 'the
maximum 61. That year much colder
weather was afterward experienced. The
weather'a all right ; but the question is,
is it causing the sickness so prevalent
Last night about 9 o'clock after a
year's illness with that dreaded disease,
consumption, Mrs. Mary J. Wagonblast,
wife ofC.F.Wagunblasdled at her home
on Eighth street, adjoining the residence
of F. Rowe. She was born at Holton,
in the Willamette valley, twenty-one
yeara ago next April, her maiden name
being Frantz, and came to this city four
years ago. A year later she was married
to C. F. Wagonblast, who survives her.
She also leaves two small children, the
youngest of which ia six months old.
Mr. Wagonblast has the sympathy of all
In his bereavement over the death of his
young wile, who was a very lovable
character and had many friends In the
city and In the neighborhood of Three-
Mile, where they formerly resided.
Residents of The Dalles who frequent
Clatsop each summer and leave goods
there during the winter, would do well to
correspond with Sheriff Linville of that
countv in regard to clothing left there,
which would probably have them the
the trouble of cutting up the souvenir
handkerchiefs sent from Manila from
which to make new bathing suits. The
sheriff has a miscellaneous assortment
of clothing, underwear, bathing suits,
etc., which he would like to have the
owners claim. He found theassortment
In Grimes' grove, at Seaside, and they
probably were stolen by Willard, the
Seaside murderer. It is probable that
the assassin had a cache somewhere,
which, if ever found, will reveal a
great many articles that have mysterous
Every year many Dallesites visit the
Willamette, Valley Chautauqua assem-
to 0, inclusive
j. ois morning csaitmarahs shipped
carload of hogs, which came from North
Captain Edwards and George Fuller,
local inspectors of hulls and boilers, who
have gone into Idaho to inspect a new
steamer there and also others on their
trip, will return some time next week
and inspect the ferry boat "Klickitat."
Interest in the revival meetings at
the Methodist church is increasing, five
penitents making their way to the altar
last evening, Sunday, both in the
morning and evening, Chancellor Tho
burn, of Portland, - will occupy the
R. B. Hood has been making a num
ber of improvements in his second-hand
store, having put in a new gallery and
neat little office room. He has reduced
the prices on all of his goods and says
now is the acceptable time to go to
Senator Dufur was at his desk yester
day for the first time since Friday, his
absence being occasioned by the sickness
and death of his father-in-law, Jacob
Zimmerman, who had been a resident
of Multnomah county since 1850. Sa
The Dalles National Bank has again
declared a dividend, this time of fifteen
percent, and the checks are now on
hand for payment. The total of all
dividends so far declared is eighty-five
per cent., leaving only fifteen per cent
to be paid.
Recorder Gates must have thought
spring was here yesterday.for he went to
house-cleaning with a vengeance, and so
clean are the surroundings today that
one imagines they have gotten into the
wrong quarters, and tho stray victim is
sentenced before he realizes wncre he is
Yesterday Dave Lemison, who had
gone out to Kingsley with Geo. Went-
worth to repair the Seufert & Condon
telephone line, got kicked In the arm by
a horse. Though no bones were broken,
the arm was so badly cut and bruised
thai Dave was compelled to give up
work and returned home this afternoon.
A meeting of the taxpayers has been
called for Monday afternoon, Jan. 30th,
at 3 o'clock, at the brick school house on
Court street. This meeting is for the
purpose of levying a tax for the ensuing
shall be taken to meet the district's in
debtedness. A large attendance of tax
payer! is greatly desired.
Last night Night watchman Pbirman
ran across a fellow who was so hilarious
that be didn't know his name, although
it was Smith. Deeming that sufficieo
reason for an arrest, he was escorted to
that delightful resort on the corner c
Third and Court streets. This morning
failing to have the necessary $2, ha was
compelled to while away the hours of
the day to the tune of "See saw, see
Last evening Chrysanthemum hall
was crowded, the occasion being the
weekly party given by Smith Bros.
dancing ciass. I hese parties are glow
ing very popular, and the pupils are
improving rapidly. These young wen
seem to compel their pnpils to keep
time, and are turning out some splendid
dancera. There will be no soiree to
morrow night on account of the minstrel
J. H. Sherar, who has been spending a
few days in the city, brought with
him from Sherar'i Bridge samples of
coal croppings, taken oat of the bed of
the river near his place, wl.;ch are de
cidedly promising. An old California
miner who visited that section and was
shown the samples, seemed very en
thusiastic over the Indications. There
ii no doubt that in time thia entire
region of country will be the scene of
some of the greatest coal mines in ex
mis morning tnree new medals were
received for the three-cornered tourna
ment on the club alleys. They are by
far the prettiest yet given, consisting of
a gold button, on which is engraven in
blue letters D. C. & A. C. and below
these, two pins crossed and a ball. The
third tournament begins this evening
and it promises to be a lively one. In
the first contest Baldwin, Scbanno and
Joe Vogt walked away with the medals.
In the second, Schmidt, Scbanno and
Baldwin. It now remains for some
"dark horse" to step in and knock the
pins out from under these crack players.
Wednesday evening Laurel Camp No,
6055, Modern Woodmen of America, was
organized in this city by Deputy High
Chancellor H. Boivin. At the time of
its organization the lodge consisted of
thirty-five charter members. The list
of officials Is as follows : V. C, C. A
Campbell ; E., F. C. Whitney ; B., Geo.
T. Ross; W. A., P. G. Daut; C, B. M
Bennett; I. W L. H. Bunch; O. W.,
J. R. Reese; board of managers, O, Kin
ersly, T. F. Wood, C. Frazier; physician,
O. C. Hollister. AH visiting neighbors
are invited to attend the meeting Tues
Inquiry made at the war department
into the reports of the rapid increase in
the number ol smallpox cases among
the American soldiers at Manila, elicits
the assurance that the sick reports, sent
about twice a week by General Otis, ex
hibit the full extent of the dread disease
so far as the officials themselves know
The mortality rate is not excessive, but
of course, it is not denied that the
soldiers would be safer at home than
they are at present in Manila, suffering
from homesickness which always follows
a protracted waiting without action.
Sir Henry Irving, the greatest trage
dian of the present time, is to visit
America next fall, and bis tour will be
limited to twenty weeks, when he will
vieit all the principal cities. He is par
ticularly anxious to play in San Fran
cisco, but has not as yet made known
his intention regarding The Dalles,
where he should have a week's engage
ment. He ia to produce "Robespierre"
as tM feature ol bis repertoire, wonder
if Henry Irving can dance the rag-time
or turn a somersault in the air. If be
fail in this line, the question is, how can
he attract an "up-to-date" audience?
Captain Ormsby Meets With the Auocl
tloa-ltaac to be Allotiad
Dalles Fubllo Schools.
Following is the report for the quar
ter (5 weeks) ending Friday Jan. 20, '90
bly.and they will no doubt be pleased to year and also to consider what action
TEACHERS. 3 B 2,
o ' -j
2 a '
" J f. a
Kd.f mil Primary.
Miss Nan Cooper I and 2 s 38 3 4
Mrs. Kochc 8R, 4B and SB fki 11 40 6
Court Street. I
Miss Don t hit lt 5 41 S-.i 14
Mlrs K Coojwr M M 4 V 41 7
M Iks Roberts id I M 4:1142
Miss Wrenn 4th SK SO 4i J
Miss rhlrniHii lt Cfi Ml 41- 111
Mins Fllnn 211 UH 4! 4:1' 41 fi
Miss Mnrtiu 4B-.rH 4! 4."j 4.1 11
MIksBhII f.th 44 41 37 12
Mrs DhMwIii H M 4i 4!
M Ink I,. Killtonl IIA-TA 51 3f 2
MIT. Kint.iul 7th V 47 41 2
Miss Mil hell nth 5tt 4ft 47 1
. K. Pepartmmt.
Mr. Under ) Iff 76 71 10
Totuls shi ilo", lot
Captain Ormsby arrived in the city on
last evening's train and met a large
number of the meor hers of the Wool
growers' Association last night at a
meeting at the Umatilla House, who
were anxious to receive all the instruc
tion and benefit possible from the spe
cial forestry agent of the department of
the interior. The captain was also
anxious to hear the opinion of thediffer
ent stock men in regard to the best plan
to regulate the summer grazing of sheep
in the Cascade Reserve.
Among other things Mr. Ormsby in
formed them that it had been decided to
allot the range in severalty, allowing
each owner so much grazing land. Al
though the rental had not yet been de
termined, it would probably be about
one cent a head.
The matter of length of time for the
lease then came up and was discussed
pro and con, some deeming five yean
too abort a lease and others holding to
that limit as sufficient. The majority,
bowever, held to the latter opinion.
The question of allotting territory Is
to be left entirely with the superintend
ent. However, the opinion of thoie
present was solicited and none seemed
backward In speaking on the subject. A
motion was finally made by F. W. Wil
son, that those who occupied territory
last year be given preference in obtain
ing the respective portions again during
the coming summer. A vote being taken
all seemed to favor the method.
Captain Ormsb? informed the sheep
men that he could promise nothing
definite, the department, of course, hav
ing entire control of the matter. How
ever, he will do all In his power for the
interest of the stockmen.
Great interest was manifested by all
present, and tbe entire meeting of the
association was greatly satisfactory to
the stockmen, who feel more settled in
regard to the much-talked-of question.
At the close of the meeting a vote of
thanks was extended to the Commer
cial Club and the proprietors of tbe
Umatilla House for the use of their
rooms in which to hold the meetings.
SHOULD SUPPORT HIS FAMILY.
A Petition Introduced In tha I.earUla.
tnra to Compel Men Ho to Do.
Number of days of school, 24.
Per cent of attendance on number te
In Olden Times
People overlooked the importance of
permanently beneficial effects and were
satisfied with the transient action ; but
now that it la generally known that
Syrup of Figs will permanently over
come habitual constipation, well in
formed people will not buy other laxa
tives, which act for a time, but finally
injure the system. Buy the genuine,
made by the California Fig Syrup Co.
To Core Cold In One Pay.
Take Laxative Uromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund tbe money if
it fails to cure. Soc,
From a petition introduced in the
legislature by Grace, of Baker county,
we judge the people of that county have
had a like experience with the chari
table institutions of this city. Tbe
petition asks that when a man is able to
provide for bis family and fails to do so
he be punished. It is to be hoped the
committee to which it was referred will
take some action in tbe matter. Such a
law would probably either put a stop to
tbe foolish marriages which take place
when the petitioner for a liconse can
scarcely scrape np enough money to pay
for the document, and in nine cases out
of ten never pays the minister, or will
compel a man to support his family
when be gets a dozen children around
his hearthstone, instead of depending on
the county or turning them out to battle
with the world betore tbey have re
ceived an education.
Time after time have ladies of our city
solicited aid for poor families, and upon
making a visit, of mercy to relieve the
distressed wife and little children, found
a lazy, worthless man laying idly around
the bouse, ready to consume the dainties
brought to his sick wife. Sympathy for
those dependent upon bim compel the
charity, although they would hesitate
some time before fostering bis idleness.
Were he unable to work the matter
would assume a different phase.
Then many fathers forget that having
been the author of the child's being, 'tis
his duty to bring the child up in the
best manner possible, giving him at
least a common school education before
urning him out to earn, not only his
own living, but that of the entire family,
while he himself makes no effort in
that direction. Many times have our
hearts yearned for little lads who hove
called at the newspaper offices, and with
tears in their eyes, asked for a job of
carrying papers, saying they "must
work." Of course In a number of cases
this is unavoidable, but In many 'tis tbe
result of having a worthless father.
To this cause also may be attributed
the dow.ifall of many young girW, who
are compelled, at an age when they
should bo under the mother's protecting
care, to battle with the world, which
she knows nothing about, for a living
for herself and perhaps a host of smaller
brothers and sisters.
While we would not discourage tbe
Idea of teaching the children to work
and giving them a trade, It should be
made the business of the father to care
for them to the best of bis ability until
they are of reasonable age to care for
The petition from Baker is all right
and should receive the support of the
For a Toll ttrldice Acroiijnhn Day.
to the Cross hollow road. It also pro
vides that no toil shall be collected ex
cent from persons, teams and stock act
ually crossing said bridge, and that thsj
road, with the exception of crossing said
hriu'g, shali be open to travel without
any charge therefor.
Tho folio ing toll will be charged for
crossing the bridge: Team of horses
and wagon, $1 ; each additional team,
25 cents; single buggy and horse, cart or
wagon, 75 cents; foot-pastengers, 10
cents ; each head of cattle or horses, S
cents; each head of sheep or swine, one
cent. When the payment is made a
return ticket will be issued, good for
thirty days without charge.
Inasmuch as tbe public convenience;
demands that the bridge should be
erected at once, the act is to take effect
as soon as signed by the governor, and
the bridge Is to be completed and. open
to travel within a year or the act be
A petition Is attached to the bill
signed by many of tbe prominent citi
zens of both counties and from tbe re
port given by people who are interested
it Is greatly desired by the people of
A Noble Woman Paasea Away.
Died, at her home on Lower 15-Mils)
creek, Wednesday morning, Jan. 25th,
Mrs. Lizzie Silahy-Farrington, widow of
the late Daniel Farrlngton, aged sixty
She came from one of those old families
of New England that had very high
ideals of right. Losing her mother at an
early age, she had a heart of sympathy
for those thus bereft.
Left to make a home for herself, she
came to California with a sister in 1852.
when the back of a mule was the only
means of conveyance through the moun
tains of tbe Pacific slope. Her first home
was in Yreka, whither she went in that
primitive way ; later In Grass Valley,
Calif. From here in 1870 she returned
to Maine, where she made many friends.
In 1884 she came to Oregon to make av
new home, where her influence has beea
widely good in a new country. She was
one of a few who was always ia her
place at public worship and Sunday
school. She was a successful bible class
teacher for a long time, and for a timet
was the superintendent of the school.
being greatly missed when failing
health kept her away. She bore her
protracted illness with patience. Those
who have been fortunate to know her
will remember her as a model hostess.
There is no doubt she has heard the
welcome "Well done. Come ye blessed
of my father."
She leaves four sons, Edward S, a
prominent lawyer ot Nevada, Herbert I.,
Lincoln E, and Myron D., living in thia
Bangor, Maine, papers and also The
Christian Mirror, please copy.
Wants the L.ar(e Hturgeou,
C. F. Kelley, a fisherman from Cascade
Locks has been in Portland, trying to
persuade Fish Commissioner McGuire
to place the limit at which no sturgeon
should be taken below 150 pounds.
"Last seasoa," said Mr. Kelley, "I
caught a number of sturgeon iu my
wheel weighing from 300 to 500 pounds.
The 500-pounders brought me $40 eacb,
and I do not like the idea of throwing
such a fish back. Besides it is no easy
job to dump a 500-pound fish overboard.
It simply takes a derrick, the same as it
would to get a beef out of the wheel.
"There is no sale for small sturgeons
weighing 100 and 200, but tbe big ones
Mr. McGuire explained to him that
the big ones were more valuable to fish
culture than to a fish denier, as one 500
ponnder meant 1,000,000 eggs. Tbe
sturgeon of tbe Columbia are becoming
very scarce, and Mr. McGuire thinks if
stringent protective measures are not
passed, the big fish will soon be a
sfanger in the waters of this state.
Want ti Muster Out at Manila.
The soldiers in Manila are hoping
that they will be mustered out there,
and allow el the mileage and pay which
would be due them. A recent order
issued to paymasters gives the follow
"Ail officers will be entitled to one
day's pay for every 20 miles of travel
from place of muster out to place of en
rollment.' Enlisted men will be en
titled to tbe same, and to subsistence at
the rate of 30 cents per day for every 20
miles traveled as above. Fractisns of a
day, less than one-half (ten mile) will
not be considered. For a day, equal to
half a day, a full day': pay will be al
lowed." As there are 420 days' travel between
here and Manila, allowing twenty miles
to a day, this would mean a good "clean
up" for the boys, and the officers would
get home as corpulent as a lucky Kk n-
Wo are in receiut of a copy of house
bill No. 168, which has been introduced
by Representative Roberts, and which
is an act to grant Albert Hang the
right to build and maintain a toll road
and bridge across the John Day river,
connecting Sherman and Gilliam coun
ties. Tbe road la to follow 30-mile
creek, extending In a northerly direction
Give Schifhtg's Best
ten baking powder
cotl'ee Havering extracts
soda and spites
a chance to tell their own
story, and get your mo
ney back here, if the story
doesn't please you. 14tt
For sale by
Vandugn, Adams & Co.
Tysh Valley, Ore.