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THS DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, isw.
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Representative Business Men, Firms and Corporations
of The Dalles flany Pioneers and
Not a Few Recent Arrivals, and All Men and Concerns of Sterling Worth and
Business Ability Their Trade Extends Throughout Eastern
Oregon and Washington.
By the Editor.
The occasion of The Chronicle's
trade number will be found in the fol
lowing business and biographical
sketches. As will be noted, these
sketches are historical and descriptive.
The writer has done his work skilfully
and well, and the excellent representa
tion is a compliment alike to the paper,
the writer and the ability of the so
licitor. The showing is one of which
we are proud, and we are sure that our
constituency will have a kindred feel
ing. We have in this city a corps of
active business men not excelled by
any municipality of equal size in this
or any other state. It is with pleasure
that we present, therefore, the bio
graphical data to prove that this as
sertion is correct.
Parties desiring1 extra copies of this
issue can be accommodated by calling
at this oflice. We shall mail a large
number of the papers to various parts
of the county and state.
THE DAl.l.KS. POHTI.AM) A ASTORIA
W. (', Minna), (iriirrnl Awent.
There Is a spirit of enterprise, a patriot
ic responsiveness to. the demnnds of the
public weal, in the flnenclul men of The
Dalles, which has been brought Into con
spicuous evidence whenever the occasion
has presented Itself, but at n time have
they acquitted themselves with more sal
utary effect than when. In response to the
crying need of a regular and reliable
water transportation between The Dalles
and Portland, they met the demand In
IWi. by establishing The Dalles, Portland
Astoria Navigation Company.
The effect of this masterly move was to
open up for speedy development practi
cally "II the vast country tributary to the
Columbia river between INrlland und The
talles, turning to practical use the al
nxist limitless resources that had long
lain dormant. It has given to The Dalles,
and all Intermediate points between here
and Portland, the benellt not only of
Jre-uiy reduced passenger rates, but, as
'H. n similar reduction In the freight
charges. The amount thus annually
saved to the people of this section run up
'"Jo the thousands of dollars.
When It Is realized how many difficulties
company had to overcome In the way
" opIHiHiilon brought against It. the phe
nomenal success achieved by this enter
Prise becomes f,My apparent. In this con.
nwtlun wu cannot relied ton much credit
"Pori the personnel of the eomixiny.
'nHi. In the prominence nnd stability of
. " '"dl' l'liial mcmlx'rs. is not surpassed
' that of any other corporate; enterprise
m the Mate. tw om,.ers of the company
II. locim, president. M. T. Nolan,
Mce-,r,..,,.nt ,, ,y K (.roW(li s,.,r,..
'y. The directors are: II. (ilenn, M. T.
"I. J I. Pcli.ra M F. Ilnuita I.' M
"s. J. P. Mclnerny nnd L. K.
AsM.. fr.im lh ......... -.1 .
r. .. "' ndVIIMUUfH M . IH-
'ailes, Portland Astoria. Nnvlimlloll
"mpniiy to the rich country It traverses,
( mis KVl.n tl Oregon nnil Washington
"leiinihoat route which for scenic gran
" Is wit MII, rt ,)p(.r (n thl. WOI-,j, Kor
"" than liki miles the observer Is held
iw ',y ,hp ruK','l majesty of the
'"K- ' "slonal glimpses of the far
a snow .nuks relieve the abruptness of
on rUn which stretch for miles
Mm. ' wh" '"" Is'aullful falls of
with",';"""' "r,ll'l Veil charm the eye
n Ihelr picturesque splendor. Midway
WorliT Th" "al1"" nd Portland are the
oullt I "'' '''"""de I'x ks. which were
over "'" ""''rnment at an expense of
rt,.,. "'"Hon dollars', below which th
mil. . 11 '""ln "' rnol.ls half a
tun...! l""'-:,h' "' navlgiitlon of this
"bur i " h "' water Is conceded by
nlolt """ m"n '" "' "nH "f ,n" nbl' ''
trm'Vnr "'''"ni'llshed on a Western
fr,l , " h" Palatial steamers which nr
bi.ii, '"" s'-rvlcn over this route were
Hinv''X'"','',slv' f,,r ,hw company and In
of y'l"T" rival the floating palaces
of (ho vii . "oniiMR pin
'Mhe.l Thl" ---'billy
''oum... . "' 'np ,M'si nosteiry in
i.lrv 111 tile
Tl,., ... . . ' . ...
'"ti'mi "iuiiini on.K'iivor or in"
'tiHt',1, i '" KlVM ,hB v,'ry 'M'', "'TVlee
to (i. "iiorn.si ror the money, ami
nti.,i , ,hH atesnwrs have lieeti re-
'"r servi y "rn "" "daptcrt
tl 11 . .
,rt ,,, '"ween The Dalles nnd Port
n,il ?".y.rri,f "nterlnir that port.
"'"In w-i.i w,,l'ld bo munlfcstly Incom.
Irmi.w.. . "Pproprlate mention of the
fl" H"!-" '-f tho eomisiny. The
he "r',hous In The Dalles Is on
xmr 7,'""'" wharf, and has n floor
"Mr, . ' -'luare feet. There Is, Im
lon ' 1. , ,r"'Oiit. 40x11111 feet In dlmen
Tru.'k, , ,'" nn Innbiable accessory,
''tent i.r'.Z 'lrlven through the entire
" 'he building, nnd the wharf hn
a continuous roadway, communicating
with streets a block apart. The Portland
facilities are likewise excellent, and noth
ing Is omitted which could tend to ills
patch in handling the large freight busi
ness of the company.
SElFEItT KKOTHER4 COMPANY.
There Is nn analogy between the animate
and the Inanimate In nature that is con
stantly presenting Itself to observing men,
and the experiences of the one may be ap
plied with unfailing correctness to the other
whereby many valuable lessons may be
gained In both the sociological and material
worlds. The man who Hrst reclaimed the
desert by Irrigation applied, though Ignor
untly, perhaps, that optimistic principle In
criminology which restores the hardened
criminal to honor and social fellowship; and
the success which has marked the efforts of
each should afford reciprocal encourage
ment. As truths are emphasized by corrob
oration, it will not be Inappropriate to here
cite an Illustration in point- In the material
world, for examples In sociology are too nu
merous to require mention.
The two-thousand acre strip of land owned
by Pcufcrt Bros. Company, and extending
for ten miles along the soul hern bank of the
Columbia, less than two dermic ago was a
mass of shifting, sun-baked sandhills, to all
appearances as useless as the heart of Sa
hara. Kelng considered worl liless, Its then
owners disposed of It at the first opportunity
for a mere bagatelle, and the purchasers
were pitied for their apparent gullibility.
It was considered another case of the ten
derfoot and the sharp Westerner. Mow er
roneous were such views and supcrlluous
such sympathy has been demonstrated by
the lapse of years: for this once barren,
sterile tract has been miido a veritable
Kden, and a source of allliience to Its fortu
While the Heufcrts have been accomplish
ing an end foreseen only by themselves,
they have not overlisiked tho opportunities
apparently nearer their doors, and have de
veloped contemporaneously un enterprise
which. In its scope, Is an integral factor in
one of Oregon's greatest lndiist rles, viz: sal
mon fisheries and running. The product of
the canneries, which are also located on this
land, Is tlist-iiialily Columbia river salmon.
Ihechlef brands being "Annie's I'avorlle"
mid "Tenl " w hich are shipped all over
the commercial world. As high as ouu hun
dred and lifty men are frciiiienlly employed,
and I he capacity of the plant Is between
I.JKIand cases mt day, which melius
n I mil I fio.noocans of one pound each. When
It Is rcull.cd that tl ans are manufactured
and the boxes set up on the premises, some
thing of the magnitude of this concern
can be realized. Ucsliles canning salmon, a
great many llsh arc frozen and transported
to New York for foreign shipment.
The frull cannery or this company puts up
peaches, cherries, plums and apricots, en
tirely the products of Its private orchards,
the fruit from which Is not surpa-sed In form
and llavor by any on the isl. The present
season thai chief mil put will I berries.
The bulk of these goods are disposed of In
the West, where the demand has always ex-
.led the supply. Switches fromlheO.lt.
'. Co.'s tracks communicate with the
main buildings and gre::l ly facilitate ship
ping, cars being loaded direr I fnim I be ware
rooms for l.suil and eastern points. Similar
facilities are afforded for water t ninsportii
tlon, and. as a whole, (here Is not a plant on
the Paclllc slope better situated for receiv
ing and forwarding than Ibis one.
The buildings of tin mpany present a
striking cool rast to those the mind usually
associates wit h t berannlng business. There
Is nothing hare or uuslu'hl ly In their app. ar
ance. Standing on an eminence, overbsik
Ing the picturesque Columbia, from their
portals may he seen the snowy sentinels of
the Cascades towering nlsixe the dark back
er I of varl-rolored hills, while the gra
fill iH.plars and friill-biir.le.ie.l trees, which
cluster slH.nt, offer nn Inviting repose and
TheSenfert Mros. Company Is a clos r-
poratlon.practlcally all stock belngowncl by
the olllcers, who are residents of The Ualles.
They are T. Seiif. rt. president ; F. A. Seu
fcrt. manager, and A. Seufert, serr-t'.ry.
TheScnferts hall originally from Long Isl
...i i,..r.. ibev undoubtedly gained the
knowledge of Irrigation which has made
their work of reclamation so phenomenal a
ucccss All possess that rlrar-signir.ui.".
which n.nk.s past "l IT
the future, and the manner In which they
have grasped opportunities for ;""""
l,y other, would I " that I hi" "'
has been kept out vlve. The Pale,
has no morep i-spirl. '"Tn'i
as-.s-l.it Ion of business men. and Hie gr. nt
rot raw htbey have built up Is a prom
inent feature In I Hy supremacy.
If, as It is claimed, the stability and
character of a community and Its Indus
tries may be best judged by the character
and standing of Its banks, people of The
Dalles have every cause for congratula
tion; for, while there are banking Insti
tutions in Oregon having larger capitali
zation, there is none with greater re
sources compared to the liabilities as
sumed than our own, nor Is there another
In the state held In more universal confi
dence by patrons and the general public.
For more than 30 yenrs the name
"French" has been the synonym for en
terprise, public spirit and flnanclul sta
bility In The Dulles and Wasco county;
and It may be doubted If any name In
this section of the state has been asso
ciated with a greater number of success
ful moves for the promotion of the public
weal. The original company was organ
ized In S(i7, and was for a number of
years engaged In merchandising and
stock-raising. The bank was later In
corporated with a capital stock of $100,
000, and has from the first occupied a
prominent place among the banking Insti
tutions of the state. Its depositors, now
numbered by the hundreds, are the sound
business and financial men of The Dalles
and of the wide range of country looking
to this city as Its trade center, Including
prominent farmers and stockmen.
The business of French & Company's
bank Is conllned strictly to recognized le
gitimate fields of banking. Advantageous
connections are maintained with the best
bunks of all the states and the Kastern
cities, which afford exceptional facilities
for transacting business with promptness
and thoroughness. Especially does this
apply to making collections und handling
commercial paper. Kxchange Is bought
and sold on all the principal cities of Eu
rope and America. Money Is transmitted
by telegraph to any and every point of
Importance In the I'nlted States, Mexico
and Canada, and to all the princ ipal cities
of the commercial world. Acceptable
commercial paper Is discounted, and loans
are made on reasonable terms. Among
the bunk's correspondents we note the
following: National Park bank. New
York; Continental National, Chicago;
Merchants-ljicledo National, St. I, mils;
London. Paris & American, nnd the
First National, San Francisco; and Uadd
& Tilton and First Nutlonal, Portland,
The bank, which Is situated In Its own
building, located on one of the principal
business corners of tho city. Is modern
throughout. Tho fittings are heavy nnd
rich, and the offices light nnd airy. The
vaults, which comprise the new Hall's
vaults and Dimdark coin safe, nre tire
and burglar-proof, and every convenience
Is provided for the dispatch of business
and the accommodation of patrons.
This Is our of the largest private banks
In the slate, nnd It Is not too much to sav
its Individual resooiislblllty is- pructl
inlly unlimited within tho needs of Its
business, and that its personnel embraces
mill of recognized linanclal ability and
honorable business nnd professional
standing. The Fren. h brothers have been
too long flnanclul factors In The Dalles
to require Introduction or ecomlum. J. C.
lloMcller, cashier, has been el"ht. years
with the bank, nnd is well known In
banking and business circles.
T. A. MMtllCN.
T. A. Van Nordin," watchmaker nnd
ji w h r. has been in business in The Dalles
since 1WI. Ills skill n.s a horologlst soon
won 'nhn i reputation and an eycellcu
patronage, which has dev. 'loped Into a
permanent busimss. His stock of Jew
elry, while not tne Inrgmt in The Dalles,
has been scl.H'1' d with special reference
to the demands of his trade and Includes
diamonds, loose anil mounted, watchts.
. locks, fashionable Jcwi Iry. silv. rware.
both sterling and plate, and many novel
tl.s of the trade HI system of busi
ness Is absolutely one price, and It Is suf
tlcl.nt guarantei' ef the excellence of nn
article that It Is known to have come
from his establishment.
The Jewelry department of Mr. Van
Nord. n's husin.vs Is In charg" of bis .son,
who is an artist In the m.iniiiactuiv of
iin. biidres, and eiinllar articles In
sp.i'liil design". .Mr. Van Nord.n him
self devotes his entire time and atten
tion to tin.' watch nnd clink r. pairing, j
He Is otliclal watch lnsp.ct.ir for .he .
It. N. Co.. which distinction he enjoys
us a reward for special skill.
It may be truthfully said that In no
ot h. r line of business Is the average pur
chaser more dependt nt upon the honesty
of the dialer than wlifn buying a line
Jewel or watch. Not one person In Sil
knows any more of a watch than Us ex
ternal appearance, and the average pur
( I as. r kt ows even b ss of precious Mom
How Important Ih.n that our Jewelers
should ht men of character and business
T. A. Van Norden was born In Nova
Kent la.' but moved, whtn a la.!, to the
city of New York, whtre he received his
e.lu.atlon and learned his trad. He
rame as a pioneer r I he early fifties to
the Pacific const, settling In California, in
which state he resided until IM, whtn he
r. moved to The Dalles.
I PKAfefc MAYS
. It niut 1h conceded, fur l.ist.irv tienr out
! the statement , that there are three stages In
the development of all populous communi
ties. They nn1, first, the avdent of the gen
eral merchandise store, which marks the
birth of the settlement; next, the change to
stores devoted to Individual lines of trade,
marking the beginning of the town; and,
lastly, the modern department store, which
appears with the city. Judged by these met
amorphoses. The Dalles has emerged from
the second stage of development and entered
upon Its existence as a city. In view of this
fart. It Is fitting we should devote appropri
ate spare to a sketch of the one enterprise
which has traversed the last stride.
The store to which thlsdlstlurtlon belongs
was founded in lHitf, since which time It has
undergone many changes of proprietorship,
The members of the present Arm are Kdwnrd
C. Pease, Kolicrt Mays and W. il
llobson. Mr. Pease was Hrst connected with
the house In ISS4, III t he capacity of employe.
Four years later he purchased an Interest
In the business. Judge Mays became Inter
ested In the business in ltt, and W. II. llob
son live years later, at which time the pres
ent Arm was formed.
The elegant modern building occupied by
this store was erected In Issa by Judge Mays
and Is one of the finest store buildings east
of Portland In the state. It Is packed from
floor to celling with the stock of the various
departments, euch of which Is complete, and
the collection of them all under mm roof
makes the establishment a small village In
Itself. This, perhaps, will be more apparent
when we state that there are regularly em
ployed In the service of the house between
twenty and thirty people, and frequently
more, during the holidays. Following we
give a reference to the departments under
their respective heads:
The dry giMHls department of this house
occupies a commodious double salesroom,
light and airy, In charge of courteous and
experienced clerks. The display Is artistic
In effect and shows to advantage the im
mense stock thnt Is carried. To say that the
stork Is complete In every detull but faintly
expresses the reality. It has been selected
with especial reference to the latest fash
ionable Ideas, und Is designed to afford a
popular shopping place for people of refined
taste. The latest novelties, the newest Ideas
and the most original conceptions of leading
manufacturers In our own and foreign coun
tries are represented.
CLOTHING, Kt'HNlKIIINOS. KTC.
It Is surhVlciit In this connection to cite t lie
well-known names of Hart, Schafner &
Marx, manufacturers of clothing; ,lno. Koe
lofs, hat manufacturer, Philadelphia, and
Earl Wilson, collar and cuff manufactur
ers, to Indicate the character of stis'k car
ried. We may say, however, that the stock
occupies a separate salesroom, under the di
rection of an experienced hrad-of-depart-ment
BOOTH AND SIIOKS.
The I'lilted State, leads the world In the
manufacture of boots and shoes, and the
shoe department of this house leads the city
In its line In The Dalles. This Is true both
as to the amount of goods carried In stix'k
and their quality, for the st.s-k of first -class
goods Is at all times one of the largest In this
section of the stale, ami Inferior or shoddy
goods are not allowed a place on the shelves
of this store. To persons at all familiar
with t ho names of prominent manufacturers
of ImmiIs and sh.M's, It Is siititclent to estab
lish the excellence of f.sit wear purchased of
Pease Mays to state that the linn handles
the celebrated " 1 1 an nan" and ' 'Queen Qual
The attract ive tutslcm retail grocery store,
with its thousand delicacies, gathered from
every country and clime, has been devel
oped within the last, quarter of a century,
and almost within the last decade. It Is still
unknown In many cities of ten thousand
isipiilat l.ai, and Its coming may be said to
murk nn era in a city's growl h. The line
modem store which forms the grts-ery de
partment of Pease A Mays then, may be re
garded as a compliment 1o The Italics.
The amount, variety and quality of gisiils
carried in stock, the attractive man
ner In which they are displayed, and the
careful and painstaking manner in which pa
trons are served , warrant us in saying t Ills
is one of the most coiuplcle retail gns-ery
stores In Eastern Oregon.
II AllliW AUK.
Thellneof hardware is designed to meet
the demand in lids section, and contains the
usual stis'k of shelf and heiny hardware,
I In ware and granite ware, kitchen utensils,
farm and garden small tools, etc., etc.
'nder this liead we may properly mention
the famous Oliver chilled plows and Sludc
halicr wagons and other vehicles. These
lines are wit bout peers in the coiiuncrc !:il
world, nnd, being handled In rurload lots,
are sulllclcnl ly well-known In this vicinity
to require no rommeinlal Ion at the Instance
of t he writer.
The iiIhivc depart incuts are In coiiitiinnlca
t Ion wit h t he office, and are equipped with
the latest Improved change carriers. The
appoint ments arc the counterpart of those
of the large department stores of eastern
cities, and the window displays would grace
the shopping center of any met roto)ll an
Time was. In Oregon, when a mercantile
llrm, to make a business success, needed
only a capital or a credit sufficient to secure
n stock of gotsts, which was sold at enormous
prolit : but. In recent years compel it Ion has
grown sharp, and the llrm that iniikes n sig
nal success today must lussls he uhle to un
dersell all competitors, and to ilo this It Is
necessary thai the manager of a house have
not only iinllmlled means at his disHtsiil,
but, ns well, a iliscrlmlniif lug Judgment and
business foresight. Such a man Is Edward
C. Pease. Mr. Pease buys altogether from
first hands for cash, and In carload lots, ex
cepting In minor Items of stock. He con
ducts the business strictly on tin one price
system, and a child or n blind man can buy
as checply at this store as an adult-III the
full possession of his faculties. "Pease
Mays" are household words all over Eastern
Oregon, and the store Is Hpiilar Im'Ciiiisc lis
prices make It so, ICIght here It Is flit lug we
should touch upon the object Inn so frequent
ly raised ngnlnst the department store, to
wlt: By Its remarkably low prlcisi It In
jures the business of merchant carrying In
dividual lines and smaller st.tek. tiruutlng
this to he true, we claim It Is dlrts-t benefit
to everyone but the comparatively few who
happen to come Into competition with the
department store. Fifty-two per cent of tin;
people of t he entire country are farming peo
ple, a large percentage laborers of another
class, and a small percentage merchants. A
fair-minded student of political economy
cannot condemn the department store, and
any sane person, familiar with the facts In
the case, will patronize the department store
Isvause It Is economy to do so.
J. T. I'KTKKS & CO.
The Dalles affords no more striking ex
ample of what may be accomplished by
Industry, thrift and business ability than
Is to be seen in the life and success of
this one of her many prominent men nnd
merchants; and It Is with a sense both
of pleasure and Justice that The Chronicle
devotes a portion of Its columns to a
biography of the man. His career shuuld
be a source of encouragement to young
men starting out In life, and his untiring
application to business a matter for gen
Jos. T. Peters was born In Baltimore.
Md., where he received his Hrst busi
ness training in the employ of a large
wholesale house. In 1S78, being Imbued
with the rich opportunities the West held
In store for Industry and an Intelligent
determination to win, Mr. Peters decided
to leave the older fields of the Kwst and
seek his fortune on the Pacific slope. Ac
cordingly, he came that year to Oregon,
settling In The Dalles, where he has pros
pered so bounteously that no foreign at
tractions have been sufficient to call him
from his adopted home. His first position
In this city was with a lumbering concern,
and, though he had no experience what
ever in the business, his desire to make
himself of value to his employer, coupled
with his natural aptitude and versatility,
soon won recognition In his being called
to the mantigerlu! department. over
which he presided with commendable effi
ciency. He had occupied this responsible)
position scarcely a year when he succeed
ed his employer and continued to con
duct the business, now under the title of
J. T. Peters & Co. This may be said to
murk the beginning of Mr. Peters' busi
ness career In The Dalles.
The remarkable rapidity with which Mr.
Peters rose from an employe to an em
ployer of labor has not lost pnee In tho
growth and Increase of his business. He
Is not only among tho largest Cec.'ers In
his line In the county, but his Interests
are almost as varied as those of the city
and section. In fact, his energy and judg.
ment In business affairs, no less than
his extensive holdings, prove him nn able
financier. Among his many Interests.
F.iwmlll, transportation, eto.. each nnd
all have yielded a success under his mas
terful management, giving ample testi
mony to the fact that It Is not so much
tho business as the man who runs it
that determines Its success or failure.
Mr. Peters Is a director In the D. P. &
A. N. Co.. and of The Dalles & Rockland
Steam Ferry Company. He owns and
operates wood schooners1 between the
Cuscades and The Dalles, and conducts a
planing mill and box factory at The
Dalles, and saw mill on the Columbia
river, beside his lumlter and wood-yards.
store and agricultural Implement estab
lishment. Ho also owns a number of
dwellings In the city and valuable real
estate here and In the surrounding conn.
try. Mr. Peters gives his own time and
management to these varied Interests.
und so long as he continues In their
charge, so long will they surely profiler
and Increase In number and Importance.
TUB FIRST NATIOAL IIAK.
Oregon may be said to be especially
fortunate In the character and stability
of her banking institutions. The manner
In which they withstood the tlnnncla
strain of 1MW was a subject of most fa
vorable comment throughout the country,
and of felicitation In business and linan
clal circles In this state.
The First National bank of this cltv
Is rightly accorded a place among the
most contervatlve and stable banks of
this state, nnd It will be admitted with
out a dissenting voice In business and
linanclal circles that It has been, since
Its commencement, as Intimately nsso
clat.d vltli the tinenclal aff lrs of Ore
pon as any banking institution east of
Portland In the st'ite.
The above concern was first organized
as (i ;irvnte bank In 1SNI. and continiud
ay. such till December. lxs.-, when it was
reorganized as a national hunk, with a
upltal of ".;.iiiHi I.I. The olllcers are J.
S. K Iwnck, president: tlenrge A. I.lehe,
vice-president, and H. M. ll. all. cashier.
The First National bank does a gen
eral banking business, buys and sells ex-
hange on the principal commercial cen
ters, and keeps accounts with corpora
tions, firms and Individuals. Liberal ad
vances are made on warehouse receipts
and other first-class securities. The bank
occupies a commodious one-story struc
ture, centrally located, and Isi provided
with (Very safeguard In the wav of tire
nnd biirglnrsiiroof vaults known to the
most thoroughly equipped metropolitan
The First National hnnk has for corre-
sxin.l. nts the strongest batiks of Kastern
cillec. end of tho West ns well. The
following Is a partial list of their connec
tions: Chemical National bank, of New
link; the Commercial National, of Chi
cago; the First National nnd the Ilaiik
of California, of San Francisco, and the
First National and Wells. Fargo & Co.,
of Portland. These excellent connections
facilitate collections in the handling- of
commercial iwiper. etc. A soeclnl feature
of Interest to depositors Is the Issuance
of reMMts pulling forth sworn state
ments of the hank s condition, subject to
.1 call from the comptroller of the cur
rency at Washington. The last state
ment, made In April, shows n surplus and
undivided profits of $;t2.tss.
W. K. OtCkKTSON.
!f it be true that experience Is a gissl
teacher, t hen . E. Carretson, tin1 pioneer
jeweler, has had most thorough Instruction.
Coming to The Dalles In ism, heat once en
gaged III his present business and bus met
wllh the success that ntfcmls persistent
Mr. (.arrelson holds a diploma from the
South llenil Optical College and was the re
cipient of the highest honors that Institu
tion can give. He holds the degree of l.s'
tor of Optics, ills work In this city for the
past ill yenrs lins demonstrati d hl profir
rlenry ns a watch maker nnd repairer, nnd
further mention of his skill by the Chronicle
would lie siiM'rliiiiiis.
THK lltl.l.KS C-KM l.IM)H.
A. K. MrAlllstrr. Ma natter.
Comparatively few people who have not
been to mime; extent connected. In a
huslnvHs way, with the modern steam
laundry, realize to what Importance tho
busln.v-a has grown of late years. If en
terprises were to be measured by thft
amount paid out In wages, the modern
laundry might justly claim a position
far above other enterprises we have been
accustomed to think of greater Import
ance. It will doubtless be a surprise, t
many ruders of this sketch to learn,
that The 1 hi lies Steam Uumilry puya
out In wages annually nearly $7,500.
The modern steam laundry may be said
to huve had Its birth In Troy, N. Y. It
was there that the first modern laundry
machinery was made and the first modern
laundry operated, and It Is In Troy that
the most iterfec-t laundry machinery Is
now mnntifnctured. It Is. therefore, ap
propriate to state that The Dalles Steam
I-aundry Is fully equipped with the. latest
Improved Tmv nu.chi.wrv
This fine laundry plant was Installed a
little over a year ugo, since which time.
It has been continuously In operation,
giving constant employment to from. 15
to 3D people. Wagons are run for tha
accommodation of city patrons, and laun
dry work received from the Interior re
ceive the same prompt and careful at
tention shown home work. In this con
nection It Is worthy nt remark that this
laundry covers with Its trade settlements
as remote as a hundred and fifty miles
from The Dalles, receiving regular ship,
ments from Prlnevllie and Intermediate
While all manner of laundry work Is
done In the very best style, the specialty
of this laundry is tine gentlemen's and
family work. Respecting the class of
woik done, we may say It Is uniform In
excellence and approaches perfection as
nearly as can be done by the most com
petent experts operating the latest im
proved machinery. The system of mark
ing employed Is the best yet devised, and
reduces the possibility of error or loss
to the minimum. No chemlctils or In
jurious1 acids are used, and the water In
the purest In the land. Hence, with the
best or water, the best of machinery and
tho best of workmen, this laundry 1st
able to do as tine work as enn be had
from nny laundry on the coast. Add to
the above the reinurkwbly low rates
charged, and It Ik reu.itiv u..t,an.
The Italic has nothing to fear from the
competition of outside laundries.
Air. A. S. .McAllister, who Is tl... man
ager of The Dalles Sleam Laundry,
is a native of the "Pine Tree" state; but
he hus been so long a resident of Ore
gon that he Is n. tvt.lcul U'i..iam
He came to this city twenty-one years
uku. Miu-e wnien time he has become In-
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social Interests. Resides attending to his
duties as manager of his laundry busi
ness, Mr. McAllister gives his attention
to other Interests, among which Is hlw
agency for the Home Insurance Company
of New York, and the Commercial I'nlon
of Iximlon. Asa business man and as a
public-spirited citizen he stands In tho
fore, nnd the success ho enjoys gives
reciprocal pleasure to his. large circle of
friends and acquaintances.
tub WA.xro v itf:noi si: c miv,
Y. Lord, Munnicer.
In reviewing the prominent Industries
of The Dalles and Wasco county, The
Chronicle reserved a liberal amount of
space for a comprehensive resume of the
business conducted by the Wasco Ware
house Company. The amount or capltul
invested, the magnitude r.f the varied In
terests and the benefits The Dalles und
the surrounding country derive from this
institution make It or primary Importance
to this city und a credit to nn even more
metropolitan town than our own.
The Wasco Warehouse Company was
Incorporated in the fall of l.ss.1 by J. W.
French. 8. L. ilrooks and K. II. Mc
Furland. than whom there are no more
enterprising financiers In the state. VV.
Lord, a gentleman of years of experience
In his line, was placed In the responsible
position of manager sonic four years ugo,
and the most delicate compliment we ran
pay his (xecutlve ability is to call atten
tion to the almost unprecedented grow Lh
of the business during his management.
The business of the company consists In
receiving, storing and toi wimling freight
Tor Interior merchants. Farm products,
such as oats, barley, ry. hay llmr an. I
feed of all kinds, are extensively hamll- il.
both on their own account and tor then
patrons. They also handle barbed wire,
nails, slock salt, lime, sulphur, cement
and supplies for Interior merchants. Tho
management allows liberal advances on
wo. 11. hides, pelts, wheat and general farm
products stored wllh them. They have
the most modern machinery and hest
equlpped plant In Oregon for handling
and carlnir for soo.ls i..rri.ar.,i in ih,.m
The warehouse Is also supplied with the
j. ti. (love (latent improved wool presses,
making it possible to prepare the product
for Kastern shipment In the most ap
proved manner. This (nmpuny has the
only steam roller tor barley, nnd supplies
the country generally with rolled barley.
Cracked corn Is also manufactured, and
large quantities of mill 1 1 nre sold
throughout this section t the state.
A switch rrom the main line of the O. ir.
N'. runs the entire length of the build
ings, very materially assisting In this
speedy transmission of freight matter.
Their storage capacity exceeds i.Vi.ismI
squaro r.'et. Every facility Is provided for
the perfect handling of the millions of
pounds of wool and grain which annually
puss lirough their hands.
The following gentlemen have l ee;t Id. n
tltled with the company for u number of
years, nnd at pres. nt comprise the board
of dir.ctors: W. lnd. president and
manager: II. M. It.all. of the First Na
tional bank, secretary: D. M. French.
.T. W. French. Smith French and 11. F.
McLaughlin. It will Inns be seen that the
Wasco Warehouse Company is one of the
strongest und most ably managed Insti
tutions in The Dalles.
IMF lil Will Ml ROI.I.FH 111 1. 1..
No single enterprise in The Dalles ranks
higher for usefulness to the community
than the Ilourlng mills which form the
subject of this sketch. Their building
may !c said to have marked an 'm s'Ii in
the city's history, and to have started a
trend of trade to tills point which n.
other ngency could have so effectually
accomplished. We are, therefore. Justi
fied In the assertion that The Dalles owes
i debt of gratitude Hn.l appreciation to
the founder of this one of her most Im
portant Industries, and It Is gratifying
ti he able to state that the people of
The Dalles and of the whole surrounding
country tin. I It to Ihelr Interest to mani
fest their appreciation by an almost uni
versal use of the product of these fine,
It will bo a surprise to many renders