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lHE DALLES WEEKLY CR-ONJCLE. SATURDAY. JULY 7, 1900.
The Weekly Ghroniele.
"OFFICIAL PAPER OF WASCO COUNTY.
PulduhtH in ttco pari, tin Wtdu$dayi
IT Mi"-, rOSTAd rUFAID, IK ADVAHC.
Xart montha 40
Advertising rate reaaonable, and made known
A Jrw H communications to "THF CHRON
ICLE." The laUe, Oregon.
F. S. Gunning i cod Sued to Lis home
by illness today.
The river is recediug slightly, and this
morning tbe Range read 26 feet above
This morning- marriage license was
granted to Wm. Martensen and Martha
L. Child, both of Vlento.
The resolutions committee of the na
tional democratic convention at Kansas
City declared for free silver this morning
by a vote of 26 to 24.
Judge Blakeley looked quite at home
this morning presiding over the com
missioners' court, which was busy at
tending to routine business.
Dispatches this morning say that
wheat is a little firmer in Chicago and
Liverpool, which, however, has cauBed
no change in Portland as yet.
Yesterday having reminded them of
their rights as American citizens, the
collectors will be out in full force to
morrow. Look out for them.
Those who know inform us today that
it look more than ever as it wool men
would hold their wool until better prices
are offered, which dealers do not seem
to think they are warranted in offering,
Several of the teachers in the city
schools are contemplating attending the
second annual session of the eastern di
vision Oregon State Teachers' Associa
tion.which meets at Baker City Septem
ber 5th to 7th.
Acting on the advice of his attending
physician, who fears his illness may last
for a couple of weeks at least, Carey
ISallard left yesterday morning for Good
Samaritan hospital in Portland. He
was accompanied by W. A. Johnston.
Dorris Bradford suffered a severe burn
on the right hand last evening while
setting off some fireworks in front of
their residence ou the bluff. Dr. Rine
hart was called and soon the little girl's
hand was dressed, and it is not thought
serious results will follow.
From all accounts Dalles people got a
taste of Astoria's showers yesterday.
They'll be ready to tell us how ft all
happened when they arrive tonight.
The train from Astoria reaching Port
land late this morning, the boat will
arrive here about 9 o'clock.
On the first of this month Miss Cora
Joles received her appointment as man
ager of the Oregon Telephone Company
in this city. Miss Joles has been an
employe of the office since its establish
ment here, and is fully competent to
mannge the business committed to her
charge in a manner that will not only be
satisfactory to the company, hut enlarge
its already increasing business in this
The city jail must have been envel
oped in blackness yeeterday and last
night, six Indians and one Negro being
the inmates thereof. Determined that
some celebrating should be done, the
furmer got hilarious during the day and
in the evening the latter brought np the
rear. They paid about all that was left
of their chickamnn in fines this morning
and are glad the 4th comes but once a
A Tucoma electric c.r, carrying 104
ficursiunists, jumped the track on a
cirve Bt 8:30 yesterday morning and
plunged off a bridge into a gulch 120 feet
deep. It tinned over in descending anil
struck upside down when sixty feet
l'i'vn, the occupants being crushed and
'"angled beneath t ho heavyweight ns
tlie car continued its descent. Thirty
ix people Hre known to have been
killed and over eixty injured, maDy of
whom will die.
A continued report of pistols in the
k;"t llnd yesterday caused a hasty
alurin to bo sent to police headquarters
nr"! n ollieer to make his way In that
direction In double-quick time. As the
"'port came from the direction of the
''Pot he turned his stem hither and
"'"re he discovered K. A. Smith, cashier
B' the freight office, not endeavoring to
Mil his way out of town with the cash,
erocionoiy discharging a toy pistol.
"attempted to hdld the officer up, but
- '&. j'im'Liire his supply of paper caps
exhausted arid i trag. dy averted.
Alfred, th 11-year-old son of J. K.
'"Kiison, was the victim of the usual
4tl "f July accident yesterday, audit
y prove a very serious one. Toward
'"'in, while out in front of the house,
little fdlow decided to explode the
ll"t of his bombs, but did not calculate
on ie result. How it happened he
"0H"ot seem, to know, but u exp)0)e(,
0 to strike directly bHtwoen his eyes,
'ch wore badly Injured. While it Is
wre.l the sight in one will be lost, the
''t eye can be saved, at least such is
id 0f t,,a ,,,,y,ici,n h0 "
11 may be our people wert too Intent
on getting enough sleep to tide them
over the Fuurth ; bat be that as ll may,
e Lave heard many con plaints that
tbe alarm failed to aankt-n them, and it
has been tu.'gested that the i t-!! has i
been hung too low to give 1'ie effect j
desired and should be raise!. Others I
seem to think that after the first alarm
a general alarm should be given, fj that
ail might be awakened, and this be fol
lowed by the district alarm. While the
system recently inaugurated is greatly
appreciated by all, it is, however, a fact
that our bell does not seem to have the
awakening tff.-ct as of yore.
Oaa-by one the 6euds who sell liquor
to Indians are beinj found out. Yester
day Lewis Porter and Jack Harper eaw
a man attempt to give a bottle to c
Indiau in front of Pease & Mays' ware
house. The Indian was afraid of brier:
seen and they started toward the Fast
End. The men followed at a distance
and as soon as they saw the whiskey in
tbe hands of Lo, 'phoned for the mar
shal, who, in company with the sheriff,
soon arrived an 1 placed them both in
the county jiil, where they now await
further developments. The man gave
his, name as Joseph Beckus, and has
been about town for roaie time, making
his home somewhere between here and
An alarm of Ore was turned in from
the rooms oyer Peaee & Mays' store yes
terday afternoon about 1 o'clock, a
small coal oil stove used by Mrs. Dennis
Bunnell having exploded, or in some
way set fire lo the wall of the pantry in
which it was kept. The ceiling is low
and soon the room was ablaze. The
neighbors rushed in, and in a short
time all danger was ovbr and although
the new engine was on hand, it was not
needed. Tbe pantrv is a wreck, but
fortunately the fire was kept from
spreading to the other rooms and thus
endangering the whole building.
Announcement has ben made of the
dissolution of law partnership which
has for years existed between E. B.
Dufur and Frank Menefee. Tne former
has withdrawn and Mr. Menefee has
now formed a partnership with Fred W.
Wilson, and they will continue occupy
ing the office of the old firm in the Vogt
block. To those who know those young
men (and they are among the best
known in tho county) this partnership
bide fair to be productive of good results.
The ability of both is recognized and
their popularity undisputed, making
their partnership doubly promising for
the future. Tim Chronioi.k wishes the
new firm abundant success.
Not least among tho varied opportuni
ties which Dalles people have for spend
ing a pleasant vacation is the beautiful
shady groves of Gladstone Park, near
Oregon City, where each year the Chau
tauqua assembly meets for about ten
days. It Is strange, however, that so
few of our people have taken advantage
of this opportunity, for those who have
attended from here have thoroughly en
joyed themselves and were very enthusi
astic not over only the splendid program,
but tho grounds and everything con
nected therewith. This year the session
convenes , on the 11th of this month,
closing on the 2lst. Tho expense of
reaching there is slight, and one has a
choice of remaining in Portland or Ore
gon City and attending t?cti day, or
camping on the grounds, and we feel
sure were our people to include this In
their summer vacations they would find
it a pleasant outing.
. Tuesday evening Mrs. Mary Spirk re
ceived a letter which gave her further
particulars regarding the drowning of
her eon, Robert W. Kintoul, in the
Snake river last week. Mr. Rintoul ws
engaged in the stock business near
Caldwell, Idaho, and had gone down to
send some cattle across the river. He
rode into the river, and seeing that his
h rse was too deep attempted to turn
him around, when tho animal foil back
ward ami both sank. The body never
rote ami tho supposition is that the
horse fell on him. Although qiiantiti'-s
of dynamite have been used a'ld tho
river drugged, it availed not, and no
trace of the body has been found. Rob.
ert W. Rintoul was born in Missouri 42
years ago, and was the only sou of Mrs.
Mary Spink of this city. lie was a moi t
worthy man and will not, only he missed
hy the wife and children, mother and
sisters whom he leaves behind, but by
all who were wont to meet him In busi
ness and social relations.
F.verynnn seemed to be expecting an
ahfrm of lire Tuesday night and there
fore were not surprise 1 when the alarm
sounded at 1 o'clock Wednesday!
morning. The blazo Indicated thnt it
was on the west hill, and it was found to
emanate from an empty house belong
ing to W. K. Campbell, just west of C.
L. Phillips' residence. Soon a small
hoii'o adj lining, which belonged to Ben
Khen, was in fl tines, and hi spile of tho
efforts of Mt. Hood Hose Co., and Jack
son Engine Co , both burned to the
ground. C. L. Phillips' house also hail a
narrow escape, and had it not been for
the largo poplar trees which bord.ired his
lot and which were badly burned, his
pretty home would have been in ashes.
As it was it took hard work to keep the
barn from catching. The Khun house
was unoccupied, but a number of things
were stored in It, making a loss of about
$100. W. K Campbell, we understand,
had an Insurance of f X0 on his building.
No theory hat been advanced at to the
origin of tho fire other than that a (Ire
cracker or torue other portion of Fourth
id Ju'y firework may have started it.
f riJay a Pailr.
Over 100 men's suits, cd I t:zt, to te
o:d lets than actual est. Latent stylet, j
see Pease & Mays' window. j
The bearing cf Archie TodJ, who was i
! arrested last Saturday on a charge of
fjrgery, will t.ka place tomorrow morn
ing at 10 o'clock in Justice Browuhiil's
Just fancy an all wool tuit I t 85
less than .'j' the oiigicat price, just the
suit for the coast or mountains. Se
windows. Pease & Mays'.
A rostoftice has been established at
Underwood, Skamania County, Wash.,
on the route from Hood Rivr.r to
Chenowith, Wash. G-ace Dark hat been
Campers and others coming don
Irom the mountains report huckleberries
ripe, and in favored spots have been
ripe for some time. This will be a sur
prise, for the season is at least three
weeks in advance of last season.
"Long Beach is already ailve with cot
tagers, campers and visitors," says H.
Glenn, who returned last night from his
eottage. Two-thirds of the cottages
are ulready open, and there must be
3,000 people on the beach in spite of the
A visit to the scouring mill this morn
ing found it running on full time, with
quantities of wool ahead. One of the
most pleasing features of this lie in
dustry is the fact that so many of our
town boys find employment there, and
a? business increases the number will be
On 6unday, July 1, the Columbia
Southern carried its first mail from Moro
to Shaniko. The railway is equipped
with a brand new, first-class muil coach,
the tamo having arrived at Biggs on
Sunday in charge of Mail Clerk Camp
bell and making its first trip up that
Yesterday's Oregonian announced that
Cjpt. Newsome declares he will put the
rate down to fifty cents between The
Dalles and Portland. No such rate bus
been given out here so far as we have
learned, although rumors of a reduction
have been rife ever since the opposition
boat went on the run.
The lift of the dead from the horrible
accident which occurred in Tacoma on
the Fourth tas now reached forty-three,
and will probably go higher, as the
hospitals are filled with the injured and
dying. Tbe wards aro filled with rela
tives and friends of the injured,
making pathetic appeals to be admitted
to minister to them.
Louie Comlni is about the streets of
tho city today, having arrived from
Portland last night. He informs us that
there is little doubt as to the loss of the
eight in his right eye, the doctors at that
place having given him no hope. The
left eye, however, will be all right. Louie
is much discouraged at his misfortune,
and well may he be, for the loss of an
eye is sufficient reason for being down
hearted. His friends here sympathize
with him deeply.
Fifty men, with three officers, of Com
pany D, will leave on tomorrow noon's
train for Salem, where the state encamp
ment will be held for the next eight
days. Mij r Meade, who will arrive to
night, will inspect our company tomor
row morning. It is expected that be
tween 1300 or 1500 men will go into
camp at Camp Geer. A special train
carrying the Baker City and La Grande
militia and Sumpter cavalry passed
through the city this afternoon on their
Again are we reminded that the date
of the state fair is not a great way off,
having been kindly remembered bv a
complimentary season ticket. In the
absence of the editor we feel safe in say
ing that if it is at all possible he will be
on hand swinging hands with the pretty
valley gill, drinking "circus" lemonade,
throwing at the nigger babies, and above
all enj iving the splendid exhibits and
taking in the sports which are always
found at our ptato fair. The fair opens
on the 17ih of September and closes 'en
At b meeting ol the R ithbone Sisters
last evening a candidate was initiated
and the following officers installed:
Past chief, Mrs. Julia Driver ; most x
e llent chief, Mrs. Nellie Wand; excel
lent senior, Mrs. C. Clarke; excellent
junior, Mrs. Cleinmie Chrlsman; man
ager, Mrs. Laura Blakeney ; inside guard,
Mrs. Mary Ilalfpanp; outside guard,
Mrs. Emilia Thompson; rniatress of
r cords nnd correspondence, Minnie
Gosper ; mistress of finance, Mrs. Susan
It was reported on the front th is morn
ing that the Steamer Iralda, from Port
land to The Dalles, had a hard time Hi
the rap'ds below the Cascades yesterday.
Several seas were taken aboard and one
woman passenger was drenched. Below
the locks the river ia comparatively
narrow and runs at a tremendous p.ice.
The Iralda got in a cross current end
a huge wave broke into the midship
gangway, Hooding the deck. For a short
time there was a sinall-sizod panic
It was 10 o'clock last night when the
Ilalles City arrived at the dock with the
Astoria excursionists. The train from
Astoria reaching Portland late, It was
noon before the steamer could leave that
city. But a few stops, however were
made coming up, and the trip wat de
lightful. Everyone tee nit pleased with
Visit our Men's
The Balance of the
week for the Boys.
All CRASH SUITS
All CRASH HATS
All STRAW HATS
At ACTUAL COST
At ACTUAL COST
All Goods Marked
In Plain Figures.
the trip and especially with the treat
ment received at the hands of the
Astorians, who displayed their friend
ship for The Dalles in the splendid
manner in which they entertained her
citizens. Although it rained slightly
during the day, it failed to spoil the
pleasure of the trip. An extended report
will be given in tomorrow's issue.
Time and again has Tub Chronicle
called attention to the need of a society
for the prevention of cruelty to animals,
and still have we need for harping on
the same question. At intervals during
the past few months the Indians from
Yakima and other places have been
bringing in large bands of horses for
shipment to the Linnton cannery, and
necessarily there will be among them
a number of colts. These the cannery
refuses to accept, and being of no use to
the Indians they proceed to get rid of
them in any manner possible or leave
them starving, This was a splendid op
portunity for the small boy to get a
pony, and many ol them were given
away throughout the city. Had the boys
fed them and treated them kindly, no
complaint would be made; but instead
they were dragged about the streets by
ropes in a cruel manner, and most of
them seemed to receive no feed what
ever. A day or two since several of
these colts were seen wandering about
near the garrison, the most pitable look
ing creatures imaginable, seemingly
dying of starvation. This state oi affairs
should not be allowed in a Christian
community. If the animal are of no
worth, let them be put out of their
misery by an officer and not allowed to
drag themselves about in a dying con
dition. The Fourth.
The Fourth of July, 1900, in The
Dalles was not one which will be re
membered f ir any special demonstration
that took place, for the few who re
mained in town found it quiet indeed,
the greater portion of our citizens be
taking themselves to some quiet nook
outside the city or taking advantage of
the river trip. Tho Regulator carried
its full limit of passengers to points
along the river, a party of about fifty
stopping at Cook's Lauding; sixty more
went as far as Cascades, but were disap
pointed in having but an hour there,
the Dalles City making a quick run in
order to moke tho return trip; mid
others were dropped at various places
along the line. All, however, Eeenied to
enj iv the day imimnsely, for while it
threrttend to rain all d.iy.the slight show
er hh h fell a Cascade was reached was
not sullicient to dampen their ardor or
spoil the fiin. llrehles this, every team
In tlie city as engaged in carrying
parties to Dnfur, Kight Mile, and along 1
the creeks near town, where the day was !
hverb.idy seemed to tie having a py
rotechnic display of their own last night
and tho sky was l;t up in every direc
tion, while lire-crackers ami bombs
were heard on all sides, which was really
the only teminder that it was our na
tion's birthday, as Very few displayed
theflig or seemed to remember our
There will be a farewell ice cream
supper at the hall on Saturday night,
July 7th. Ailjt. and Mrs. Nelson will
have their last meeting in The Dalles
Hunday night, July 8th. All friends ate
cordially invited. Ad.it, Nelson.
Clarke! Falk't flavoring extracts are
the best. Ask your grocer for them.
Our sale is a great snivels. Bargain 1 ov
en have tinned out by the huudreda and
have taken advantage of tho txiremt-ly low
prices that we are making in all depart
ments. We are daily adding new bargains
to keep up tbe excitement.
Our beautiful line of
Will be put on sale at ab nt one-third
leas than the old price.
Laces and Embroideries
Are all marked down, the most of them,
more or lees below cost.
The Shirt Waist Dept.
Is beating all records. There will not
be one left to toll a winter's tale next sea
son, at ll.e rate they are telling
50, 05, 75 ami 90e Waists
$1.00 ami $1.15 Waists
$1.25, $1,35, $1.40, $1.50 Waists
The same reductions on all our better
STEVENSON FOR VICE-PRESIDENT
caiia Nominate Hrjran.
Kansas City, July 6. The democratic
convention nominated Adlai E. Steven
son, of Illinois, for vice-president on the
The silver republican convention nom
inated Bryan for president; Charles A.
Towne for vice-president.
Took the Ne wnnaper Man la.
If ever there was a class of people who
are thoroughly annoyed by the ever
present write-up fiend, solicitor, and all
around "bilk," it is newspaper people,
and yet most newspaper men realize
that these fakes are by far the most suc
cessful In persuading even our best busi
ness men into biting at the advertising
fchenie, the write-up, and like utterly
useless advertising, aud therefore often
employ them. One good ad. in the
daily will be fqual in value to a dozen of
euch "farces," and yet they continue to
be the "drawing card."
Yesterday The Chboxici.e received
the following from a Grants Pass news
paper man, who had employed euch a
solicitor, with the result which he here
in describes :
Dear Sik : I want to get traco of a
man who gave his name here as Clarence
K. Johnson, whose age is ahont 35 years
and who claims to hail from Fargo, N. 1),
He is working a game on the newspapers
of our elate and should be severely dealt
with. He came here on May 12ih and
wanted to solicit orders for the Observer,
showing various recommendations, on
the strength of which I employed him.
Wis method did not come to mv notice
until after he left, about the '22nd of
May. I want him for forgery anil also
embezzlement. I would describe him
as about 35 years old, brownish mustache,
dark complexion, had a great gift of talk
and considerably on the "emart" order ;
about five feet eight inches in height.
He claimed his father to be mayor of
Fargo, N. I)., and said he had an nncle
In the U. S. senate, from whom ho
shoaed me a letter of recommendation.
He left hero with another man, a rather
sharp looking character, of about 3" or
40 years of ace. If you know of such a
man, please telegraph me so I can take
proper steps to have him arrested and
brought back here for trial.
The Heat liemeily for fitouiacli
'I have been in the drug business for
twenty years and have sold most all of
the proprietary medic. ties of any note, i
Among the ent ire list I have never found
anything to equal Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Keniedy for all
stomach and bowel troubles," s.iys O.
W. Wakefield, of Columbus, Oa. "This
remedy cured two severe cases of cholera
morbus in my lamily ami 1 have recoin
mended and Bold hundreds of bottles of
it to my customers to their entire satis
faction. It all'. r. 1m a quick ami sure cure
in a pleasant form." For sale by
I'lakeley A Houghton.
A Labor Haver.
Mr. F.ugene Itrown, of Colfax, Wash.,
has invented a machine for piling sacks
of grain in warehouses and on platforms,
a hich seenn to fill a "long felt" want.
The machine consists of a portable
elevator operated with a gasolene engine
or electric power as circumstances may
dictate. Tho elevator is so made that it
can be raised or lowered as may be
needed without stopping the machine
for that purpose. An exhibition of this
machine was had during last week on
Montgomery dock No. 2, Portland,
operated by the Mutual Warehouse Co.
Friday & Saturday.
Quite a number of people, including
some experts in handling grain on tbe
city docks, were present to witness the
working of the new machine. It was
operated by a one-horse power dynamo,
as the dock is operated by electric power
exclusively. Tiio machine performed its
work smoothly and efficiently, lifting
sack after sack to varying heights with
ease and precision, It worked at the
rate of ten sacks per minute, as many aa
the man on top of tbe pile can take caie
of, but its capacity can be increased it
desired by adding one or more additional
carriers. This ingenious appliance prom
ises to be a great saver of time, muscle
and expense, especially to interior ware,
houses where the necessity of piling
grain high is greater than elsewhere,
and it is predicted that ic will soon come
into general use.
Tvgii Vallsv, Or.,
, June 18, 1900.
Editob Chbonici.e :
I hand you herewith a notice to horse
owners (hat I hope you will publish at
the earliest opportunity, for I deem the
matter of very great importance to every
owner of a horse in tha county. I am
advised by the stato veterinarian that
mange is a highly contagious disease.
He recommends as treatment that l,Si
pounds of sulphur and l'J pounds of
nnslacked lime he boiled in a gallon of
water and daily applications made. Or
any good sheep dip used at five times
its strength for sheep.
Anyone can readily see that if thia
disease shouid get well scattered among
the work and saddle horses of the
county, and the infection got into the
public and private stables, it would be a
task of giant proportions to ever get
entirely rid of it again. By united
effort now it cm be eradicated, and the
effort must be made, and made now.
Anydelav only makes the matter worse.
I would request that every person
knowing of cases of this disease would
at once inform nie confidentially of its
whereabouts and who the owners of the
horses are, or what brands they carry.
A. A. 1'ONNEY.
OWNKHS OK IIOKSES TAKE NoTIC'K.
Information having been filed in my
office ttiat numerous cases of mange
among hordes now exist in Wasco
county, 1 hereby notify all persons hav
ing horses so atllieted to immediately
remove said- horses, froir the public
range and to keen them separate and
i apart from all other horses not so alllct-
.l I : . .u- .
ed, and to immediately treat said alHici
ed horses for a cine of said disease.
And any anil all persons owning or hav
ing in his or their possession horses dis
eased with n ange, who refuse or neg
lect to take heed of this notice ami re
move said horses from danger of contact
with other healthy stock, will be dealt
with according to laws made and pro
vided to cover such cies.
A. A. HoNSKY,
Stock Inspector for Wasco Co.,
Tygh Valley, June 18, 1000.
The copartnership business heretofore
conducted at 175 Second street, under
the firm name and style of Hlakelev &
Houghton, is this day dissolved by
mutual consent, F. L. Houghton retir
ing from said firm. The business will
be conducted in the future by Gen. V,
Hlakeley, at the old stand. F. L.
Houghton will collect all accounts and
pav all liabilities ol said firm.
The Dalles, Oregon. July 2, 1000.
(iKO. ('. lil.AKKI.KY,
F. L. lfOl't.HTON.
He sure and examine our stock of wall
paper thoroughly before buying else
where, as we have the latest shipment
made to this city, now ready for inspec
tion at II. Olenu & Co.'i. al7-lw