The Dalles weekly chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1947, May 23, 1900, PART 1, Image 3

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Saturday' Daily.
Strawberries sold today at 10 cents
The rlrer at 10 o'clock tbis morning
stood at 32 feet, a rise of about a foot in
taenty four hours.
C. E. Howard, the soda water man,
man, left today on a business trip to
Sherman county and southeastern Was
co county.
The sentiment of having Grass Valley
incorporated is (trowing etronger every
day, and we are pleased to note that in
itiator? steps have been taken with that
end in view, says the Journal.
Pay Bros, 'have commenced work on
their sawmill at Cascade Locks, and
when completed it will saw 60,000 feet a
dav. They will get their logs on toe
other side of the river, one logging camp
being near Stevenson and another will
be put in at wind river.
An expert in our state experimental
station in comparing and examining
the wheat taken from Eastern and
Western Oregon, and in testing grains
for albumen, the constitutional ingredi
ent of the kernel, found that our bunch
grass product is far ahead of the Willam
ette valley wheat in this regard.
Uncle Sam's soldiers In Alaska are to
be well supplied with butter. On the
steAiner that is to leave the Columbia
on the 24th will be 15,000 pounds of
butter, all to be consumed by the blue
coats in the far north. This butter is
packed in ntr tight cans in the same
manner S3 fruit, and put up in this
manner it is as sweet and fresh when
opened as though newly made.
Charles L. Schmidt has been ap
pointed census enumerator for West
Dalles; J. M. Patterson, for Billow; It.
J. Gorman, for Trevitt; Max Bartell,
for East Dalles, and Homer Angell for
East and West Dalles outside the city
limits and Eight- Mile. James Kelly, of
Kingsley, has been appointed for Dufur,
Ramsey and Kingsley precincts. The
rest of the appointirenls will be known
in a few days.
R. B. Driver, Tom Swift and Charles
Dickens arrived in town last night with
14,000 pounds of wool from the George
A. Young Son ranch. They say the
road is lined with wool teams on the
way here, and from the Ves Kelsay
corral, at the head of Buck Hollow,
alono comes 75,000 pounds. Messrs.
Driver, Swift and Dickens will go back
for more wool loaded with flour from the
Tygh Valley flouring mills for Shaniko
ami Antelope.
For the past month Cedar Circle haB
increased greatly in beneficiary mem
bers. Last week several prominent
Woodmen were Initiated by the help of
Mary's little lamb, and refreshments
were served and an excellent program
rendered. Last evening two ladies be
came Women of Woodcraft, after which
all went over to Keller's popular cafe
and enjoyed the delicious ice cream for
which this place is well known. Cedar
Circle will have more initiations next
Friday evening.
"Damn McKinley and all his works,"
said a Wasco county fusion statesman,
slightly under the influence of a "spirit
that prompted him to tell what was in
him, to the Chbomci.e man. "Four
years ago I could get all the men I
wanted to employ for a dollar day.
Now I employ twenty men every day
and there isn't a son of gun of them
that will work for less than two and a
half a day." It is needless to say that
our bowels of compassion were moved
intensely at the distress of this oppressed
The owner of a magnificent thorough
bred stallion now in town had the ani
mal in front of the republican head
quarters this morning as J. M. Patterson
was mining the American flag. "Look
out," said Jerry to the owner, "I'm
go in i? to raise this flag and your horse
nay get feared." "That horse, lir"
id the owner, stretching himself to bis
full height, "is a republican horse, I
Want you to understand,' and if he
would shy at an American flag, by the
P'per that played before Moees I'd
hoot him on the spot."
As a sample of the talk that a Dalles
newspaper man constantly hears these
djs regarding the grain crops, take one
from a w 11 known farmer out In the
Eight Mile country, who stands about
0 feet 3 in his stocking soles: "My
wheat strikes me here," said he, draw
ing his hand across his whiskers at the
din, "and it is still in the boot. I
"ever saw anything to equal the grain
"ops this year, and it is the same all
ver the county. For thousands and
thousands of acres the prospects are
Kind for an average of from forty to fifty
'lshels to the acre."
The pnstofllce department has issued
fall for bids for carrying a daily mall
from The Dalles to Herat's Bridge by
way of Boyd and Nansene. On and
after July 16lh all mail for Antelope,
j Mitchell and Crook county will go Iroui
j hers by way nf Shaniko. The contract
I for the St.erar' Bridge roaie will in-
Iclu lj the depositing of mail la boxes
;- .. . ...
aioug iiiu route. Any person living on
or near the route who desires his mail
deposited by the carrier in a box on the
road sfJe, may provide a suitable box,
and a his w ritten request to the post
master of his district may have his
mail deposited in it at his own rick.
The postmaster at The Dalles will re
ceive bids for the Sherar's Bridge route
till May 30th instant.
John Thompson, a Klickitat toy ol 21,
was shot fti.d dangeroutly wounded a
couple of days ago by a young fellow
near his own age, named Wagnon. The
shooting was done about two mile
above Columbus on the Grant. and
Goldendale road. Wagnon and two
brothers and an old man were in a buck
board on the way from Ellensburg to
Hood River to pick strawberries.
Thompson, with a companion, had fol
lowed them on horseback and being
under the influence of liquor had tanta
lized the Wagnon boys till the youngest
drew a pistol and fired, but without
effect. Then the elder Wagnon boy
opened fire and at the first shot the ball
struck Thompson below the eye, when
be fell to the road. His assailants both
fled and have not been found. Thomp
son may die. The ball ranged down
wards and lodged in the neck, where it
The young people's musical entertain
ment at the M. E. church last night was
probably as much enjoyed by those
present as many more pretentious af
fairs would have been. The music, both
vocal and instrumental, was really first
class and that it was duly appreciated
was evident from the hearty encores
that followed each performance. We
have not space to sn all the kind things
we feel like saying and hate to discrimi
nate, but really that little melody of
Mr. Hawk's was one of the sweetest
things we have listened to for many a
day. Archie McCully's musical glasses
were greatly enjoyed and will be in
future demand, but the "French Pro
fessor," the star performer in his line,
should aek the forgiveness of about half
of the audience for wasting big gobs of
sympathy on him, which his "Silent
Sell" soon showed to be unnecessary
and misplaced. There was a good house
and the net receipts were quite satis
factory. Monday Dally.
The flrat car of wool from Shaniko was
unloaded here today.
James E. AdamBon was last Saturday
appointed postmaster at Mitchell on
recommendation of Representative M.
A. Moody.
The river has continued to fail slowly
for the last forty eigut hours, the im
pression is that the maximum height
has been reached.
The pupils of the public schools of the
grades below tie high school will give
an entei tainment at the Vogt Opera
house next Friday night for the bene
fit of the school library.
John Fender, who owns a fine stock
farm ou the White Salmon, is fixing up
the property on the hill he bought a
short time ago, and will have his family
move beie and make it their permanent
Mrs. J. II. Wilder sent to this office
today a young potato, grown on her
place east of the fair grounds, as a mat
ter of course, without irrigation, that
measures 10,' 4 by 8J4 inches in circum
ference. It is of the Early Rose variety
and came Iroui seed that was planted
March 1st, two months and twenty days
ago. Who can beat it?
Small Willie was spending a few days
in the country, and one morning alter
intently regarding a pan of foaming
milk for tome time lie said : "Grand
ma, where do the cows get their mi'k?"
"Where you get your tears, I suppose,"
she replied. Willie looked puzzled for
a moment, then said : "Do you have to
use your slippers on the cows, grand
ma?" Msrtin Donneli last week added to
his stock of Indian curios a liiicksk'.n
tunic, elaborately adorned, back and
front, with the, peculiar kind of heads
that used to lie furnished the Indians
by the Hudson Bay 'Company. Gar
ments adorned with these beads are
now very rare anil this particular one,
old and partly ragged as it in, ia held to
tie worth about $50 as a curio.
Several prominent stock men have re
turned from Shaniko and tint interior
and say that the completion ol the road
into Shaniko will result in the snipping
of about 25,000 sheep from that point In
about ten days. The sheep will be
Shipped much earlier tin year than
formerly, owing to their fine condition.
Most of the sheep will go to Montana,
while some will go as far east a Chi
Word was sent from If. m l River yes
terday to Judge Mays that the authori
ties down there had a crazv man in
custody whom it took three men to keep
from doing mischief, and asking what
should he done witn him. The judge
advised that under the circumstance
ha had better he examined there before
a justice an I, if found Insane, sent on to
Salem, the proper papers being duly
forwarded from here. The man was
committed and sent below. His name
is Evart and till lately be has been
living across the Columbia from Hood
River. It is repotted that whiskey bad
a good deal to do with bringing hiui to
his present condition.
The report that appeared in Sunday
Oregniian ti the effect that Li yd, eon
of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Langhlirt of this
city, was "critically ill" at the G;xh1
Samaritan hospital is not trre. On the
contrary the lad is getting along nicely,
and today his parents expected to move
him front the hospital to the Vendome
hotel, and from thence it wts expected
he would be well enough in a few days
to be moved home.
Tlainly it is not hard for the Indian
to get whiskey in this town. Home of
th Yakimas recently filled themselves
with the white man's fire water after
Ceing paid for the horses they sold to
the Linnton cannery people. Last night
the watchman fonnd an Indian lying
helplessly drunk on the sidewalk. He
was helped to the calaboose, where he
was kept till he had sobered up, when,
as he bad nothing wherewith to pay a
fine, he was turned loose.
The Regulator took down to Steven
son yesterday 1700 head of sheen belong
ing to J. L. Lauder, of Salt Springs,
where they will be placed on the range
back of Stevenson for the summer.
Among them was an oddity in the way
of a lamb of about a month old that had
been paralyzed from birth in its hind-
querters and followed the band, using
only Us fore feet. When it starts to
walk its hindquarters are balanced in
the air after the fashion of a boy walk
ing on his hands.
It is not often that the preachers get
us newspaper folks into trouble, hut
things are happening these days that
never happened before. In reporting a
wedding that he had celebrated last
Saturday morning, one of our beet
known preachers somehow got the
names mixed up so that Tub Chbokiclb
reported the marriage of the witnesses,
or bride's maid and groom's . man, in
stead of the bride and bridegroom.
Happily the mistake was only in the
newspaper report, for Brother Poling
tied Albert Limmeroth and Edith Un
derhill so tightly together that no sub
sequent slip of the tongue or error of the
types can untie them.
Word reached here today that a fright
ful tragedy occurred at Trout Lake yes
terday, resulting in the death of a young
lady school teacher, named Ida M. Fobs,
and the death, by his own hand, of her
slayer, Ben Wagnitz, a young man of
about 30 years, who lives on his moth
er's farm about half a mile from the
lake. From the meager particulars
that have reached here we learn that
Wagnitz had become infatuated with
Mtss Foss and, his suit having been re
jecied, he determined to kill her and
put on end to his own life at the same
time. Miss Foss was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Foss, of East
Hood River. She was well known in
The Dalles, and by all who knew her
was esteemed a most estimable young
young lady. IIr ago was about 26
By a bill introduced by Senator Mc
Millan, it is proposed to reprint all $1,
$2 and $5 bills now in existence, as they
come into the treasury, ami replace
them with "post checks" of like denom
inations, with blank spaces for names,
for convenience in making remittances,
as well as to pass, as the present bills
do, from hand to hand. Thus the pres
ent pieces of paper currency, and also
proposed fractional checks, can be trans
formed at will into personal checks on
the government for the amount they
represent, and by affixing a two-cent
stamp may he transmitted by mail any
where, regardless of whether the des
tination is a money-order office or not.
It is thought that the proposed post
check money will be an accommodation
to very many people, and will increase
the postal revenues.
Careful experiments made at Cornell
university are said to show that : "First,
cut nails are superior to wire nails in all
positions ; second, the main advantage
of the wire nail is due to its possessing
a sharp point; third, if rut nails were
pointed they would tie 30 per cent more
efficient in direct tension; fourth, wire
nails without points have but ons-half
their ordinarg holding power ; fif'.h, the
surface of the nail should be slightly
rough, hut not barbed barbing de
creases the efficiency of cut nails about
32 per cent." The pointed end enables
the nail to enter wood without breaking
it fibre excessively, thus preventing its
grip. A sei 1011 defect of wire nails is
their leadiness to rust. They are mado
generally of a sort of soft steel, and steel
rust more readily than some other
form nf Iron. In some parts of the
country, it 1 said, shingles put on with
wire nail drop off after six or eight
years. Baltimore Sun.
Tncntay Daily.
Strawberries, three boxes for a qnarter
at Tease A Mays.'
Warner creamerv butter, 33 cents per
roll at Pease A Mays.'
Champion of Oregon gooseberries, "5
cents a gallon at Peae A Mays.'
One of the biggest money-saving sales
of the year is being held this week at
Pease A Mey.' See ad.
Dyer Phelps, an employe at the scour
ing mill, hail the misfortne to lose one
of his fingers yesterday while working
with machinery.
Conductor Dunn send word to Tits
Chbomclb thai 2500 person re ex
pected to participate in the conductor'
excursion from Portlaud to The Dalle
next r-unday.
The Dalles base ball team are cnioT to
be devotuij ail their leasure time
towards qualifying tbemselve for the
contest with the Hood River team on
decoration day.
From the Colorado Springs Telegraph
of Mar 10 h we learn that Miss Best
Isenberg, of Hood River, had been there
for some time visiting fiieudsand had
that day left for Kansas City.
Mhx Vogt had a force of carpenter at
work today tearing down the galleries of
the opera house, over Charlie Frauk'
sali-oa. Mr. Frank will use that part of
the b'li'ding as a private residence.
Judge Martin L. Pipes, of Portland,
will discuaa the political issues of the
day this evening at the Vogt opera
house. The judge is very able man
and should have a large hearing.
Both the Columbia and Snake river
are falling in all distiicts above Wenat
chee, where the Colombia ia slowly ris
ing. The river here ia falling and is
predicted to continue falling for several
The ladies Good Intent Society will
meet with Mrs. Smith French tomorrow
afternoon. All member and friends
are cordially invited to be present. A
pleasing program is being prepared for
the occasion.
All members of the Y. M. C. A. and
all intending members who are inter
ested in the organization of a base ball
tdam are requested to meet on the fair
grounds tomorrow, Wednesday, after
noon at 4 :30 o'clock.
Judge M. L. Pipes addressed a large
crowd of voters at Hood River last
night, making an able speech and creat
ing a fine impression. He left Hood
River immediately after the meeting
and arrived here on the midnight train.
As announced previously, the judge will
speak tonight at the Vogt opera house.
Twenty-three carloads of cattle were
fed at the Saltmarsb stock yards today.
There were 1120 head in the lot, and
were all yearlings. They were purchased
in Southern Oregon and were on the
way to Cutbank, Montana.
The following epigrammatic sentence
from a recent speech of Gov. Roosevelt,
of New York, is referred to our friends,
the prohibitionists: "You must not
sacrifice a. possible good because you
cannot get a possible best."
Hon. Geo. J. Barrett, republican can
didate for joint representative for Wasco,
Sherman, Gilliam, Grant and Wheeler
counties, will be married at high noon
tomorrow at Fremont, Neb., to Miss
Tillie Pfeiffer, a resident of that city
Mr. and Mrs. Barrett expect to reach
their home at Granite by June first.
Astoria is going to celebrate the fourth
in grand style. At least one war ship
will be in the harbor, with a possibility
of two. Governor Geer has promised to
attend, accompanied by his staff. All
the other state officers will be invited
and a committee will ask the Dalles
people, who, the Astorians sav, owe
them a visit on the fourth. So there
you are. If nobody wants a celebration
here, let U9 all go to Astoria.
The fiscal year, in 1900 continues to
break all the records in the matter of
exportations. April is an example of
this fact. The total exports in April,
as just announced by the Treasury
Bureau of Statistics, are $11 3, 920,507,
which is $20,000,000 more tnan in any
preceding April, $30,000,000 more than
April of last year, and double that of
April, 1803. Never before has April,
which ia usually a light export month,
reached the $100,000,090 mark in its
C. L. Schmidt, republican candidate
for assessor, has just returned from
spending three or four days in the Hood
Riyer valley. He had not been there
for some time and the sight that met
his gaze was a revelation. He says there
is no place in Eastern Oregon equal to
Hood RiveV for a home. He thinks the
country back of the town has improved
more than the town and that before
another five years the town will have
a population of three to four thousand
There's point and potency to the New
York Times' story of the man who
wanted to buy a dog, but who objected
to its bark. The man who had the dog
for sale reminded his customer that all
dogs barked, and that if he wanted one
iliat wouldn't bark he ought to buy a
giraffe. This ended the negotiations,
and the man who wanted to buy the
dog is now in very much the nine state
of mind as these earnest patriots who
want to see Mr. Bryan nominated with
a muzzle on his mouth.
Ed. Clanton, a former resident of
Klickitat cocnty, now of Sumpter, is
here on a short visit with his wife,
intending to go back to Sumpter tomor
row. Mr. Clanton say the Golden
F'agle mine, which it managed by John
II. Cradlebaugh, and in which a number
of Dalles people are interested, is reputed
to be a flue piece of property. He has
talked concerning it with some lead
ing mining experts around Sumpter and
they all say it is one of the best pieces of
mining property in that country.
Yceterdny while Mr. Hastings, who
lives out beyond Eight-Mile, and an
other man were digging sand from a pit
near the county road, for building pur
poses, the bank caved in on the man
and burieJ him completely. William
Steel, a traveling man, happened to be
passing at the moment and at a signal
from Mr. Hastiugs hurried to the spot
and oon had the man relieved. It must
have been a close oil, even alter allow
ing for a g d margin of extravagance
iu the statement of Mr. Steel that the
poor fellow was "at flat as a board"
when he was dug out of the hole.
Wool haniing has commenced in good
earnest, aud large quantities are arriv
ing at the warehouse daily. About
seventy s.icki came over this morning
from Klickitat county of the clip of Sam
Sinclair, of Cleveland. Tim bill of
lading have been received of eigM car
loads from Shanik.t. Considerable wool
has already come by freight teams from
southern Gilliam and Wheeler counties.
The Arlington Independent says: "A
great many of the leading sheepmen of
Gilliam and Wheeler counties, and even
Morrow, are hauling their wool to The
Dalles by teams." because it is cheaner
to do so than to haul to Arlington and
pay the freight to The Dalle over the
O. R. A N. Co.' line. The indication
are that the amount of wool handled
here this year will lie as great, if not
greater, than ever.
Ad Account of the Affair A Clten By a
Vat respondent.
The following is the account given of
the Trout Lake tragedy by the Ore
goni ail's Hood River correspondent :
Miss Ida Foss, a school teacher, about
25 years of age, was shot and instantly
killed Sunday evening by Benjamin
Wagnitz. Miss Foss taught school at
Trout Lake, across the river in Washing
ton, and boarded in the home of Wag
nitz, who was paying some attention to
her. In a fit of anger and jealousy he
attempted to stab her, and afterward,
while following her in the yard, Bhot
her with a rifle. After seeing what lie
had done he expressed great sorrow and,
although having but one arm, he carried
her into the house and covered her with
a blanket. He then went out, leaned
against the rifle, with a foot-rulo pulled
the trigger and fell dead.
Miss Foss was born and raised here,
and educated at Monmouth normal
school. She was a fine vocalist, a suc
cessful teacher, a member of the United
Brethren church, and a favoiite in a
large circle of friends. She taught at
Trout Lake two years.
Wagnitz, who wad about 26 years of
age, was regarded as educated and pos
sessing good judgment, but was known
to be high-tempered. Some persons be
lieve he was insane.
The unfortunate affair has cast a deep
gloom over thin community.
Kentucky Game Law.
The Louisville Courier-Journal pub
lishes the following abstract of the Ken
tucky game laws, compiled in the light
of recent events iu that state :
Plain citizens may be shot from Jan
uary 1st to December 31st.
Senators, governors and members of
congress may be shot during any polit
ical campaign or within sixty days
Niggers may be fhot at any time.
Hunters in search of this game may
also use a stuffed club or a butcher
No man shall be allowed to kill in ex
ee of six persons per day. In cases
where it is an affair of honor this num
ber may be increased to 103.
Every citizen who does not tote the
remains of his game from public sight
within forty-eight hours of the time he
fired, will be fined one gal'on of moon
If a citizen leaves home ball shot and
is found on the street, a shoit time
thereafter, full of buckshot, that is his
fault, and his relatives are not allowed
to shoot more than seventeen persons to
find the guilty person.
Iteflitereil Vote oi IVico County,
Following is a list of the number of
the number of votes registered in each
of the several precints of Wasco county :
Antelope 201
Bake Oven 54
Uigelow 244
Baldwin 60
Col inn bia 75
Des Chutes 30
Dufur 13
Eight Mile 45
East Dalles 28!)
East Hood River 230
Falls lOfl
Kingsley 100
M osier 105
Nansene .1 40
Oak Grove 88
Kamsev 50
Tvgh 104
Trevitt 250
West Hood River 213
West Dalles 253
Wamic 125
Viento 47
Mountain 40
llovd 57
South Hood River 131
Total 3102
The Dalles Comix ision House will
keep fresh milk at all times on hand
and deliver it anywhere in the city at
the following prices: One quart, $2 per
month: three pints, $3; two quarts, $4 ;
three quarts $5.60; cream 20 cents per
pint, fresh butter every day, lsa-liu
Be sure and examine our stock of wait
paper thoroughly before buying elee
where, as we have the latest shipment
made to this city, now ready for inspec
tion at II. Glenn A Co.'. al7-lw i
MeBrlil Will Offer an Amendment Pro.
Titling for Canal Survey Croat
The Dalits lo lelilo.
Senator McBrnle ha prepared and
will 1 ff r en amendment to Die emer
gency river md harbor bill au'hnrixin
a survey and estimate for a canal from
IheDailesto telilo, He will not ask
for an appropriation for this rmrrose. as
the available fund for surveys U large
enough to embrace this item. He say
he thinks there is little doubt that thi
amendment can be put on ia the etnate
committee, and he hopej to teable to
have it retained in conference.
The house committee rejected Repre
sentative Mo-xly's amendment of this
character, a well as an offer to tske
sufficient funds from the balance now
on hand for the boat railway for thia
survey. Thi was because Speaker
Henderson would not consent to theta
items going in the bill on the ground
that it provided only for urgent defi
ciencies. Chairman Burton stated that
from form r surveys it was apparent
that a canal and lock would coat $6.-
000,000 or more, an expenditure which
Ins committee and congress would con
sider unwarranted by the amount of
commerce benefited. R -presentative
Wilson, of Idaho, has introduced a bill
appropriating $5000 for a survey for thia
Never Heard of that I'elliloa.
Monday a Daily.
"I see," said the Chkonici.b man lo
Hon. A. S. Roberts as the two met on
the street this morning, "that the
Times-Mountaineer charges you with
having ignored a petition that was tent
to you at Salem, during the last legisla
tive session, risking you to introduce
bill to have the saUries of the county
judge aud treasurer reduced. What
have you to say about it?" "I never
heard of anv such petition till I saw the
matter mentioned in the Times-Mountaineer
last Saturday," answered Mr.
Roberts. "Most certainly no such peti
tion was ever tent to me. Nor did any
one, at any time during the session of
the legislature, or at any time before it
met, nek me to work tor a reduction of
the salaries of anv county officers. Thia
thing of a petition is a surprise to me.
If it was sent to me I never got it. If
it was sent to any other of the delega
tion he never gave me the slightest hint
of it. Right here and now I may just aa
well say that if the taxpayers of this
county want a reasonable horizontal re
duction of the salaries of its officers
tliev have only to say so, and they will
find no one who will work harder to
carry out their wishes than I will. I do
not think, however, that any two or
three of the officers should be singled
out for a reduction just becanso some
body might have a spite against them,
or for any similar reaeon. If any re
duction is demanded let the people say
so, by petition or otherwise, and I will
obey them with all the energy I ran
command ; but let it effect ail equally,
as far as may he just and right. Let 110
one, however, blame me for ignoring a
petition that I never heard of till the
time mentioned. Ii the Times-Mountaineer
ha any evidence that I ver
heard of tbis petition during the session
of the legislature, I, for one, would like
a bill of particulars."
Moaler Hiding Club Take an Outing.
Society turned out in full force at
Mosier Sunday to participate in one of
the pleasant rides through Hood river
valley which the riding club always en
joys. They were favored with a lovely
day and all enjoyed themselves im
mensely, and especially enj yed the
sumptuous repast of which they partook
in one nf the beantful pine grove which
border Neil creek. The afternoon was
spent in gathering the wild berries and
flowers, which abound in that country,
after which tiiey returned to Mosier and
their respective homes.
The party was composed of the follow
ing: Misses Mairgie Smith, Edith Le
piear, Augusta Cask, Kate Davenport,
Nora Root and Mabel Riddell, and
Messrs. John Davenport, Win. Graham,
Chas. Stark, Ed Densmore, Sam Stark,
Harry Davis, R v Lepiear, Homer
Smith, Chas. Davenport, Ben Salinger
and Price Hunter.
Early Cloalna; In tha Iaopla Hand-
To tub Editor :
I note with pleasure the attempt of
my fellow clerk' and the newspapers to
Induce our employers to close their
stores at 6 o'clock. I think the people
themselves can help us a great deal, if
they will, by simply refusing to buy
anything at all after 6 o'clock, excepting
Saturday evening, when I believe the
stores should be kept open later.
The Dalles, May 19, 1000.
Special reserve old government whis
key, recognized by the highest medical
authority in the land; especially recora
mended by the board of health of San
Francisco for hospital use, also A. P.
O'Brien, M. P., captain and surgeon,
and Wm. D. McCarthy, major and sur
geon U. S. army, as the purest nntdnl-
terated stimulant lor convalescen's. In
valid and family use. Sold by Charles
Stubliug. apl20-dlin
DeWitt's Witch Hhi-I Salve ia on.
equalled for pile, injuries and skin
diseases. It is the original Witch Haiel
Salve. Beware of all counterfeits.