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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, SATURDAY. MARCH 17. 1900
The Weekly Ghronicle.
Of F1CIAL PAPER OT WASCO UCK ' Y.
fublahed in two parti, un Wnlnedavt
T MAIL, ItMTaeS rUTilD, Ut AAVaac.
One Tear 11 SO
Six mollis 7J
Tbroe moulbs 60
Advertising rate reasonable, aDl made known
AiMress all oommunlcatloni to"THT CHBON
ICL," Tie Lialive, Oregon.
The Wind River Rd & Gun Club,
A. A. Jayne, president, held their regu
lar meeting at the office of . B. Dofur
A carload of fine horses belonging to
Henry Rholr, of La Grande, were fed at
the stock yards this morning o'n their
way to Cape Nome.
The Degree of Honor has changed
their meeting nights to the second and
fourth Wednesday of each month. Reg
ular meeting tonight.
C. L. Schmidt, who was Monday re
elected school clerk, filed new bonds
today with the county superintendent
in the sum of $20,000.
Deputy Sheriff Sexton . took to the
asylum to J ay the young man, Peter
Bunn, wiio was adjudged insitne by
Judge Mays yesterday. The 'ad's father
Rumor has It that a proposition will
be submitted in a day or two to the
people of The Dalle s, by the Columbia
Valley Railway Co., a line in contem
plation on the north bank of the Co
lumbia from Wallula to the mouth of
the river, looking to bridging the river
at the narrows above town and making
The Dalles a central point of operation.
A representative ot the company is in
town looking over the situation.
Joaquin Miller, during the delivery of
his Klondiko lecture at the M. E. church
Friday night, will wear a suit of Alaska
fur;, the buttons of which are gold nug
gets and the oat of which was $1100.
It is understood that the Paul Mob r
portage roadcimpany have their esti
mates uiadd up and ready to submit to
the people of The Dalles for bridging the
Columbia at the narrows above town
and making The Dalles their terminus.
Walter I. Johns and Miss Nora Turner,
a highly esteemed young couple who
Lave grown up from cuildbood in this
city, were nnited in marriage at 3:15
this morning, at the residence of the
bride's mother, Rev. W. B. Clifton of
Calvary Baptist church officiating. After
the wedding the bride and groom took
the train for Portland where they will
spend a short honeymoon, and teturnlng
will make their home in The Dalles. .
Dick SIgman, of Dufur, came into
town today to attend to some business
at the court house. After asking the
county clerk for some warrants that had
bsen issued In his favor, he was handed
one that waa Issued March 10, 1893,
seven years ago. and signed J. B. Cros
sen, clerk, by E"d. Martin, deputy. The
warrant bad lain uncalled for during all
these years. Dick insisted the county
should pay him interest, but the of
ficials could not see it in that light.
There Is at the office of the county
superintendent 3000 of "HubbeU'a
Mathematical Combination Card" for
use in the primary grades of the public
schools of this county. By tbe use of
these cards the combinations in ad
dition, subtraction, multiplication and
division can be acquired in one-half the
time usually spent in this number work.
City Superintendent Landers wilt dis
tribute over 800 In Tbe Da Ilea schools
nnd County Superintendent Gilbert will
distribute the rest throuithont the
ounty free of cost to the pupils. Tbe
cards are now in use in Portland, San
Francisco and all coast cities.
Tom Farger, of Tygh Ridge, had the
misfortune the other day to lose twenty
two fat hogs whose aggregate weight was
estimated at 7,300 pounds, net. Mr.
Fargher had engaged men to kill the
hogs and after they were slaughtered
theirliters were found diseased and
their flesh so much tainted that be had
them removed to a distance fro-u the
farm buildings where they were piled in
a heap, wood and brush thrown around
them, and the whole turned into ashes.
It was a strange procedure for they were
probably worth a hundred dollars for
soap grease, but, fortunately, Tom is
well off and can stand the loss.
The bo'ird of delegates of the fire de
partment have decided to make an ef
fort to put In a universal transmitter.
This instrument is virtually a fire alarm
hot that will ring any number desired.
Under its operation the whoUi city,
aliove the Mull" at well as below, wilt be
districted and numbered and the in
strument will be operated from the
the telephone office. It will not Inter-fi-re
with, but be supplemental to, the
present fire a'arm box. The Instrn
"lent will oet In the neighborhood of
$173. A committee will call on the
citizens m a few days to fully explain
the matter and solicit subscriptions.
Hood River has a. commercial and
social c'ub whose Incorporators are R.
K. Fewel, W. II. Allen anJ J. II. Covin-
Jo m J. un, who has I ci n ti k'n j a lay
off for the past two n.oi.thi which he
hasi.entin Portland, came upon the
boat last nlgbt and will leave in tbe
morning for Ridgeway to resume work
for H. C. Rooper.
The Moro Leader says that R. R.
Ilint-.n, of Bakeoven, has a band of 10,
O 0 siiep ttat be says-be would not take
W learn tbat a sheep-shearing plant
the first we know of in the country
is being pat in place on the Hay Creek
company's ranches in Crook county.
When a fellow is trying to run a farm
with a chattle mortgage on his team,
tool and "crop, wisely remarks tbe
Oregon City Enterprise, he does busi
ness with a cockle bur on tae inside of
his pants leg all tbe time.
The only hitcit in tbe concert program
last night was tbe inability of Mrs. W.
M.Taylor, on account of a troublesome
co'djto sing the solo she was bil ed
for. This was matter of general re
gret, for Mrs. Taylor has won a warm
place in the hearts of the music lovers
of The Dalles.
Tbe business men and cil'zena of
Yakima county have practically com
pleted tbe task of raising fund of $1800
as a guarantee to the State Fair Cora
mission for tbe payment of premiums,
and tbe annual fair will be held Sep
tember 24 to 29, at the fair grounds in
Chris Schwabe, who bas been a faith
ful an 1 trusted employe of this office for
the past six years, left yesterday for
Portland where be has accepted a posi
tion with the Irwin-Hodson Co. Chris
was as good a lad as ever bandied a
printer'e stick, and the benisons of the
entire Chboniclk force go with him to
his new field of labor.
Tbe Democrats ot Pennsylvania have
appointed a committoe to investigate
the cause of tbe heavy falling off in the
democratic vote of that state, particu
larly in the city of Philadelphia. They
have been in session for days and it bas
never dawned on their minds that one
word explains the entire dissafection
and that word is Bryan.
Mr. Cradlebaugh has unlimited faith
in the future of Baker and Grant
countiee, as a mining dietrict. He says
tbe Greenhorn country is the greatest
and richest mining country in the world
He prophesies that before a decade of
years this district will be producing
more gold than the Rand, Alaska, and
all the gold mines in the world com
"There is only one John Cradlebaugh
in the world. So say tbe lady com
positors of Tin Chboniclx. One of
tbem tackle John for piece of chew
ing gum this morning as be cheerily
entered the composing room. John said
nothing but went out and returned in
an hour with about a peck of the (tuff
in a big paper sack, and pouring it out
on an imposing stone said : "Here, girl?,
when you've chewed all this write snd
let me know."
Word came here today from Prineville
that Mrs. Slayton, nee Jessie Welsh,
died very suddenly near that town yes
terday of the grippe. Mrs. Slayton waa
well and favorably known here. She
was a graduate of the public schools of
this city and for time followed tbe
profession of teacher. Her death was
very sudden. She attended church Sun
day, did her ordinary washing and otber
work Monday and was cold in death
Zac Taylor, a prominent stockman of
Antelope, arrived here this morning
from Spokane alter being under the
medical care of Dr. Sutherland of tbat
place since last July. Mr. Taylor had
been suffering from consumption for
nearly s year and a balf, with night
sweats and a violent cough. When he
left here he was almost skeleton. He
returns with rugged look in his face
and in better health tban he has been
for 10 years. He will leave for home
tomorrow where his manv friends will
congratulate him on bis recovery.
One of the county road scrapers was
brought in from Dufur yesterday, and
being equipped this morning with a full
force of men and horse, went ont to
finish the improvements on the Cheno-
with road. This woik is being done at
the expense of citizens interested In a
good suburban driveway. It is under
tbe supervision of Joe Robertson which
is all that need be said to make it sure
that it will be well done. Mr. Robert
son expects to have the work finished by
Saturday night so that those desiring a
ahort Hunday drive may have the
pleasure of a trip over the beet driveway
tributary to the city.
Sheepowners of Morrow county have
found that it pays to protect their flocks
from the predaceous coyote. With the
price of wool at the top notch, a heavy
demand for mutton and yearning for
spring lamb that will become a vocifer
ous cry as soon as Lent Is over, it be
came a matter of Individual interest to
pursue, capture and rcalp the voracious
little beast. The lengths to which self
interest thus strongly backed has gone
in this direction is attested by the fact
that in the neighborhood tf a hi sheep
ranch some forty miles from Heppner
200 coyotes have ber killed dnrlng the
winter and, it Is added, "the sheep can
now stray around there of evenings with
While a forc3 of men were rx:avating
for the new nsld'iica of Georg- W.
Whitehous, in Walla Walls, a cemetery
was discovered onUining the remains
ot several l.uman being. The land has
been occupied as residence property for
many years and a house built in tbe
early 60s now stands on the lots. Tbe
workmen dug down several feet and
found buuian bones, apparently several
skeletons. Buried with the bodies were
arrowheads and oWVer weapons of early
times. One old fashioned cap and a
ball piatol was found in good condition,
considering the time it bad beea tost in
the earth. It is supposed that in early
days the Indians used the place as a
burial spot for their dead and when
forced to vacate by civilisation failed to
mark the city of their dead. Then tbe
city came and no one thought that it
was occupying ground which has been
used for any such purposes. The bones
were gathered up and taken care ol by
The Republican primaries and the
seventeenth cf Ireland wilt both come
off tomorrow without fail.
W. J. Harrimao, of E-idersby, came
into town today with a load of bailed
timothy, for which lie got $13 a ton.
Miss Bess Iienberg, tbe amiable and
accomplished daughter of M. P. Isen
berg, of Hood River is reported seriously
The chance to hear Joaquin Miller is
one not met with every day. Remember
his lecture at the Methodist church to
night. Wheeler county has a county seat
figl t in prospect. Fossil, Mitchell,
Twickenham and other places of lesser
note are in the field for recognition.
Miss Anna Taylor desires to announce
that, beginning Monday the 19ih inet.,
the sessions of the kindergarten will be
held in the mornings, opening at 0:15,
instead of the afternoon.
Owing to the conflicting interests that
exist at Warm Spiings and the ill felling
between the agent and the superintend
ent, Superintendent Davis has been
transferred to another agency.
GoldentNle has two excellent flouting
mills, with full roller process each, and
a third will probably be erected in the
near future. Much of the surplus flour
bas of late years. been shipped to China.
The ladies of the M. E. church will
have a cake and pie staud tomorrow,
while, voting at the primaries is in
progress, in the store of Muier & Benton.
The proceeds will be devoted to church
John Fitzgerald not "tbe man tbat
owns the court house" by a 'long shot
an employe on the Panl Mohrroad over
tbe river, got full as a noose last night,
was arrested and duly fined this morn
ing by his honor, Judge Gates.
All ladies are invited to call at Mrs.
Phillips' millinery parlors Saturday
afternoon, March 17i.li, to see the new
novelties in trimmed and street hats,
five cases having just arrived. Easter
patterns will arrive in a week or ten
Miss Maud Gonne, the Irish "Joan of
Arc," is out in an interview on the
Queen's trip to Ireland, in which she
expresses hope that Her Majesty will be
rottcn-cged. Miss Maud Gonne is dog
gonne impolite or dog gonne fool, or
The grading of Federal street on the
bluff is now complete and the new grade
is a vast improvement on the old line of
communication between Alvord and
Clay. Graveling of the macadam on
Alvord street will probably commence
From George T. Prather we learn that
Hood River, both tbe valley and the
town, is growing with encouraging ra
pidty. About 15 new buildings are In
course of construction in and about
the town, and new settlers are coming
to the valley every day.
On Thursday evening, March 15th, at
the residence of Rev. U. Rushing ot this
city, Mr. Wm. A. Lister of Jackson
county was united in marriage to Miss
Angle Richardson, of this county. Mrs.
Nellie McCune and Mr. II. L. Nash were
present and acted as witnesses.
Word comes from Shaniko that tome
fifty or sixty men are already at the new
townsfte, all busy as beavers In the var
ious lines of effort looking to the erec
tion of necessary buildings. Building
material of all kinds is being hauled
from the nearest completed section of
the road as fast as men and teams can
do it, and the movement in real estate
is lively beyond expectation.
Hon. A. S. Roberts shipped on the
boat this morning 650 head of yearling
sheep, mouly wether. They will be
delivered at Troutdiile to the Union
Meat Co. They were sold by weight at
$4 SO per hundred and will average not
far from 100 pounds each. At this rate
they will net Mr. Roberts about $31100.
Four dollars and sixty cents or more for
a yearling sheep ! Brethering and sister
tng, let us go Into the sheep business.
For the benefit of Anglophoblsts iu
America, who aie fond of denouncing
England because of our revolutionary
war, it is worth while to rail attention
to the tcl that In all schools in England
for generations the children have been
taught that the action of Lord Norths
Government in the reign of Grorga III,
which brougi t aboil, "the Hot-ton Tea
Tarty" and the war, was entirely unjust
and foolish, and that A mere was in
tie r K t.
Tlio funeral iA Put Ilifgin, of 1'nJers
by, passed through town today f,r In
terment In the Catholic rtmetcry. The
deceased was about ti5 years old end a
native of Ireland. Ha bas lived in the
Pleasant Ridge neighborhood for some
fifteen years and was well esteemed
among his neighbors as an honest man
and a good ciliuu. He leaves a wife,
to whom he waa tuarrted about four
years ago. Services over the remains
were held at St. Peter's Catholic church.
P. E. Kre i r, who drilled the well
for the brewery and the electric light
works, has contracted witb Mr. Rusell
to sink a well for tbe scouring mill.
The drilling machinery Is on the ground
and the work of boring will commence
in tbe morning. A pen bas been built
fur the concrete foundation for the
boiler, and a force of men are at work
hauling sand and gravel and mixing the
concrete on the ground.
Our local barbers held a meeting last
night for the purpose of forming a local
Barbers' Union. Timothy Jefferson
Lynch was elected president, II. D.
Parkins, secretary and James Reese,
treasurer. The most important object
effected was the passage of a resolution
to close the shops on Sunday, commenc
ing on the 25th inet. so as to give ample
time for those concerned to find it out.
All the shops In the city were repre
sented. By common consent it was
agreed to keep open Saturday nights as
late art may be necessary.
-Tbe government inspectors at Port
land have notified tbe D. P. & A. N. Co.
that the law permitting passengers, or
any others not strictly thereon busi
ness, to enter or remain in the pilot
houses of their boats during their
passage lias been repealed. Of course
the captains must enforce the law, much
as they may regret to do so, for those on
the Dalles boats, at any rate, have al
ways been such genial, good fellows that
friend or stranger was always treated
in this regard with great courtesy. Nor
does the new ruling effect any practical
purpose on our river boats, but the gov
ernment red-tape factory must be
maintained, you know.
The Regulator has declared a dividend
of 10 per cant to take effect March 25th.
Ttiie is the second of the same amount
within a year. It is not Btrange that
the shares are at par. Tbe truth is they
are not in the market at any price.
Notwithstanding its full complement
of loss and misfortune the Regulator Co.
has been the most successful business
enterprise the people of The Dalles
ever entered in'.o. The company, ol
course, does not owe a dollar. The shares
of stock Issued amount to about $35,000,
but the property of the companymust be
worth $75,000. And beet of all, while
this marvelous success has been in
course of achievement, tbe company has
put hundreds of thousands of dollars
Into the pockets of the people of the In
land Empire In the form of reduced
Dr. J. J. Hogan,of Condon, was ex
amined yesterday befoie Judge Mays
and adjudged a proper subject for the
care of the asylum. The case is peculiar
ly sad. Dr. Hogan is a man of 68 years.
He is a native of Cork, Ireland, and a
fine specimen of the genial, cultured
Irishman. The doctor's trouble is al
most absolute loss of memory. He is
thoroughly conscious of his infirmity and
pleadingly asked his friends .here, as
well as Judge Mays, to have him sent to
some place wlire be would receive
proper care. He is harmless and simple
as a child, and in no sense insane. He
simply remembers nothing, or next to
nothing of the past, however immediate
or remote. The doctor has practiced
medicine in Condon for about ten years.
He is well-known and highly esteemed
by our fellow townsman, Dr. Hudson,
who tenderlv cared for him during the
day or two be was here. Deputy Sheriff
Sexton took the poor fellow to Salem
Ten pairs of Chinese pheasants have
been turned loose at the following points
in and near Goldendale: At Golden's
meadow, inside the city limits; at the
Elam Snipes homestead, three miles
down the Little Klickitat, and at the old
Alexander place on the Yakima road, a
point a few miles above Goldendale.
The cost of these birds to the Rod and
Gun Club, of Goldendale, was $0.80 per
pair, delivered at Goldendale, and they
were shipped from near Albany, Or.
Dr. R. E. Stewart, of Goldendale, was
the prime mover in the introduction of
tbe game bird into the Klickitat coun
try. It lias been arranged and under
stood withthe Klickitat settlers that
the new birds will be protected from de
struction without the aid of the Wash
ing'on law now in vogue. It ts supposed
that the pheasants will wander into the
spurs of the Simcoe mountains in sum
mer, and in winter drop down on the
sheltered places of the Big Klickitat
river, anil possibly some may wander cn
to the Yakima river and to the banks of
the Columbia. The little hoys and girls,
as well as the other people in and about
Golilendalo have been on the alert to see
that no harm cuue to the bird.
CASTOR I A
For Infants nnd Children.
Tfie Kind You Have Always Bought
Fy a yonn j lady, a plc i to do house
work in a small family. Apply to Mrs.
Toomey, Now Columbia Hotel. m2-2w.
JACK CRADLEBAUGH ON TOP
A Sneaker art-lack? Kealdenta of The
Dallea Kid (he Wao r Pre
perity Alalia; Mult Him.
J. H. Cradlebaugh, familiailv knoan
as Jack" CradU bu;b, ex-editor of The
Chronicle at the Dalles, arrived in the
city last evening over the Suuipter Vat-
ley railway from his Golden Eagle group
of mines at Robinsonville on bis way to
The Dalles on a business trip, says the
Baker City Democrat.
"Jack" spent his boyhood days on
the old Comstock at Virginia City,
Nevada, where be learned the use of a
hammer and drill, and where he picked
np the journalistic profession on tbe
old Enterprise, from which office many
writers stepped to world's prominence.
For many years he edited the Chronicle
at The Dalles and finally dropped the
Faber, determined to make or bust in
the mines he was already busted and
tbe chances were all in bis favor. He
had friends who would stay by him and
be made a proposition to them to send
him to tbe Baker county gold fields.
They agreed and he came. lie was
lucky and cangbt on at once. He located
the Golden Eagle group of eight base
claims situated In the old districts of
Robinsonville, one-half mile sonth of
the Don Jaun mine and adjoining the
Phoenix mine. This was two and one
half years ago. Interested with him are
the well known citizens of The Dalles:
Dan W. French and J. W. French,
bankers; J. S. Fish and N. J. Sinnotf,
proprietors of the Umatilla House; T.
J.SeutMt, csnneryiuan; Mr. Pease, of
Pease & Mays, merchants; W. H. Biggs,
ex-receiver of the land office j W. H.
Wileon and B. S. Huntington, attorneys ;
H. Lidehoff, formerly with the Oregon
Sinco the location of the Golden Eaglo
group steady devolopment work has
been carried on nnder the direction of
Mr, Cradlebaugh. Deep sinking is now
going on and a rich pay chute h9 been
struck. As depth is uttained the ledge
shows a large per cent of copper and
lead sulphides, Increasing in a depth of
80 feet from ono per cent to nine per
cent galena and copper. In sinking a
winza 12 feet a vein of 5', feel in width
has' been cut that works in the mill
free $270 to t'.e ton, with concentrate!
averaging 5 per cent worth over $800. ,
Mr. Cradlebaugh says his going to
Robinsonville was the luckiest turn he
ever made in his life, and if he don't
leave the camp a millionaire there is no
use in a man having a golden opportunity-
Congrrgatlunal Church Cuncert. .
The concert at the Congregational
church last night was one of the most
delightful musical treats the people of
The Dalles ever listened to. This is the
sober judgment of one who makes no
high pretentions to musical culture but
who has sufficient ear and taste for
music to know when he is pleased. It
is the judgment, too, of all the attend
ants with whom we have come in con
tact. The little church was thronged to the
do'jrs. The audience were more than
pleased; they were delighted, and ex
pressed their delight in hearty rounds
of applause and good-natured insistence
that nearly every selection should be
encored. The ensemble of the choruses
was magnificent, the voices blending
into one delightful strain of harmony
and melody. The ladies' chorus if one
may distinguish where all was surpass
ingly good and "Oh Ye Tears," by
Miss Cushing and a trale quartet, were
each worth more than the cost of ad
mission. If a traveling company had
given as good an entertainment there
are hundreds of Dalles people who would
have thought it cheap at twice the
It is pleasing to know tbat the concert
was a financial success even beyond the
expectation of its promoters, and that
something like $85 have been added to
the organ fund of the church. But the
Chronicle suggests that the concert be
repeated. There are hundreds of people
in The Dalles who, when they find out
what they have missed, will throng
every available space in the house if it
be repeated and the price of admission
reduced, say, to 25 cents.
Last evening was the scene of a happy
gathering at the residence of Sheriff and
Mrs. Kelly, when Miss Eva Heppner
became the wife of Mr. W. J. Gilbert.
At 0 :45 o'clock the young couple took
their place under an arch of flowers
from which was suspended a star com
posed of orange blossoms. Rev. D. V.
Poling spoke the words that made the
young couple man and wife.
The bride is the accomplished daughter
of Mrs. Kelly. She is a Dalles girl and
has the esteem of all who know her.
The bridegroom is a steady and industri
ous young native of Ohio and a trusted
employe of the firm of Olds &. King, of
Only the immediate relatives of the
family were present at the weddiiif.
The happy ecu pie left oil the afternoon
train for Portland where they will make
their future home.
An adjourned tegular meet'ng of the
common council was hell iu the record
er's ollice last niuht.
Tbe marshal w as instructed to notify
property owners on the east side of
Federal street to construct a sidewalk
from Alvord Avenue to Clay street. He
waa further instructed to enforce the
row anJ bicycle ordinances, beginning
Tuesday the 20th inst.
John D, Mann, representieg the Co
lumbia Valley Railroad, a road In coa
templtttion to connect Wallula with the
mouth of the Columbia, appeared before
the council and asked tbe board what
tbe city would be willing to contribute
in case tbe road made tnis city a central
point of operation. The council asked
Mr. Mann what proposition he had to
make and were answered that he had
none, and thus the matter ended. Just
what Mr. Mann's road wants with The
Dalies in connection witb a road wholly
on the other side of the river does not
clearly appear and was not made clearer
by that gentleman.
A remonstrance containing the names
of a number of prominent taxpayers waa
presented to the council protesting
against the present construction
of the projected sewer system. The
remonstrance was referred to the com
mittee on sewers.
Dead 8a In Lake Couotjr,
A wagon lias been discovered in A belt
Lake, a large body of water, situated
about forty mile north from Lakeview,
in Like county. The wagon is in the
lake near the eastern shore, in about
twenty feet of water, and just under tbe
rimrocks. It is supposed to have been
there twenty years or more, but hiw it
got there nobody knows. It is difficult
to reach that locality, as the trail to tbe
desert lies on the opposite of the lake.
This lake is a remarkable one. It is
another IX-ftd Sea. It is about twenty
miles long, from one to ten miles wide,
and from one to seventy-five feet deep.
It is fed by a number of springs and
small streams and creeks, and the
Chewaucan river, but it has no outlet.
Its rise and fall is scarcely perceptible,
and its waters are so heavily Impregnated
with alkali that no animal caa drink or
live in it. At the mouth of small
streams that flow into it, hundreds of
dead fish are found that hare drifted
into its waters and died. At the mouth
of Chewaucan river tons of fish can be
found, and the shores are composed of
Lucks and geese only approach its
wateis at the mouth of fresh-water
streams, and no living animal is ever
found on or in the body of the lake
A Mich Afflicted raiulljr.
The family of Samuel Vickers, who
was buried here Monday, in addition to
the loss of husband and father from
typhoid fever are all three widow and
two children prostrate with this fell
disease. The daughter is very low and
may not recover.
Mr. Vickers was a member of the
local lodge of Modern Woodmen of the
World and carried $2000 insurance, one
thousand in his wife's name and five
hundred each in those of his son and
daughter. This sum will be received by
the afflicted family in due time but the
Woodmen have done and are doing all
in their power to meet expenses as they
have arisen, so as to save as much as
possible for the enrvivors. An appeal
was made to thi public yesterday which
realized about $13, but as two nurses
are in constant attendance, not to speak
of medicine, food and medical attend
ance, this sum would not suffice for a
week's expenre. Auy further assistance
rendered will be appreciated by those
who have taken special interest in this
The deceased Mr. Vickers had the
reputation of being a worthy man. The
family live at the Ninth street bridge,
the last house on the north side.
Homicide In Klickitat County.
George R. A. Ferris, a Klickitat
farmer, shot and killed man named
Worrell last Monday afternoon on Fer
ris' farm east of Goldendale. Wurrell
had rented the farm of Ferris and tbe
latter surrendered himself to the Klicki
tat sheriff Wednesday and claimed, he
killed Warrell in self-defense.
The evidence at tbe coronet's inquest
showed that five bullets had entered the
dead mans body, and that alter the
killing Ferris had hitched np a team
and dragged the corpse to a place of
hiding. Ferris was hound over without
bail. The slaver of Wurrell is an old
offender. About ten years ago Judge
Sol Smith, of the superior court of
Klickitat county, sentenced Ferris to
ten years for horse stealing. Judge
Smith was blamed for the sentence on
tbe ground of severity, and after serving
seven years in the state penitentiary at
Walla Walla, ou petition of the people
of Klickitat county, Ferris was pardoned.
The pardon was one of the last official
acts of Governor McGraw and was gen
erally approved. It would now appear
that Judge Smith decided better than
he knew. Public opinion is much in-
censed against Ferris and this last scrape
is liable to send him to the gallows.
Dl-aiilullnu r rrlnrhlp.
The business beret .fore existing under
the firm name of Lane Bros., is this day
dissolved by mutual const nt. L. L,
Lane will conduct the business at the
old stand, and collect all accounts and
pay all bill of the firm. All pi rtiea
knowing themselves indebted to the
fi r -n are irquosted to set'.le as soon as
The Dalles, Of., March 1, 1000.
L. f.. t.ANK,
lin-dasv N. M. Lank.