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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 15, 1900.
The Weekly Ghroniele.
VrFICIAl. PAPER Of WASCO COUNTY.
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ICLE. TS laiiea, uracon.
Eighty borsea are in training at the
state fair ground.
Hood River claimi the beat apple crop
it baa bad in year.
Tii Chroxiclb is reliably Informed
that Lem Borgese' wool clip of 30,000
odd pounds, which was sold yesterday,
brought cent a pounds.
Andrew Morrow, of the firm of Mor
row A Keenao, prominent sheepmen of
Crook county, is in the city looking after
tbe sale of the firm's clip of 86,000
pounds of wool.
Deputy Sheriff E. B. Wood, of Mosler,
bas an English balf-penny of tbe date
1775, that was picked up on the scene of
the Crster massacre on the Little Big
Horn, two days after that event.
The editor of The Chronicle la in
debted to the courtesy of the manage
ment of the Spokane Industrial Exposi
tion, which opens at Spokane on October
2nd, for a season ticket for 1900.
Miss Martha Baldwin nas been en-
gaged to teach tbe school on Three Mile,
near the Creighton ranch. Teachers re
gard this tcbool as a very desirable one,
and the engagement of Miss Baldwin is
a fitting compliment to a very worthy
and accomplished young lady.
Here's the way an ordinary Dalits
birth item gets fixed np whenever it
gets under the purview of the Moro Ob
server: "Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Timo
thy Brownhill, The Dalles, August 2d, a
son and Tim didn't do a thing but
order a set of teeth for the little fellow
The man Junkins, who was shot yes
terday near Morp by Higinbotham,'
passed through town today on tbe way
to a Portland hospital. He was accom
panied by Dr. Hartley, of Moro, who
says that if blood poisoning does not
set in and Junkins' Intestines are not
perforated, he may recover.
The trial of Mat Basic, of Wapinitia,
for killing an elk took place today be
fore Justice Brownhill. The evidence
'failed to show that Bnsie had killed any
elk, or that the elk referred to in the
complaint had been killed in this coun
ty, and Busic was consequently dis
"The little Indian caynees of Eastern
Oregon need not bs sent to the cannery
any more," aaid Samuel Gray, a Hunt
ington business man, to a Telegram re
porter, "as a good niaiket has been
fur them In the East. A good many
carloads have left Huntington for the
East this summer, as tbe cayuse makes
a nice family pony when he is treated
right, and he soon becomes docile."
Though some of the sturdy fisher folk
of Newfoundland are Protestants, they
derive the larger part of their living
from the people of Koman Catholic
countries. The fact that In tbe course
of the year them are many fast days,
when millions of Roman Catholics eat
little animal food, except fish, has been
a godsend to the greatest fishing coun
tries, which have thus been provided
with certain and regular markets for
Of the twenty-five presidents of the
United States all but one have been of
British family origin. Fifteen, beaded
hy Washington, came of English stock.
Three, Including that James Monroe,
who gave hi name to a doctrine, had
Scotch ancestors. One, Thomas Jeffer
on, Inherited pure Welch blood, while
Ave others traced their lineage to
Scotcn-Iriah ancestry. No descendant
of Celtic Irish forefathers has ever at
tained the presidency.
Captain Witcomb, of the Central Nav
igation Company, tells a Telegram re
Porter that the report to the effect that
the Billings was to be stripped was with
out any truth whatever. He reports
that without doubt the Billings will be
floated, and beyond several small holes
her hull, will be as good as ever.
taptain Whitcomb went to Portland for
material wherewith to construct ways
br hich the Billings will be "skidded"
off the reef. Her position is peculiar
Bth her bow and stern are laying over
''eep water, the depth of the water an
der her how being thirteen feet and un-h-r
her stern eleven feet. It Is only the
middle part of the hull that is imbedded
on the rocks. There are two reefs run
ni"K diagonally across underneath her,
"h a depth of water of nine feet be
lwn them. She is lying in a slanting
Position on ono side, the water covering
U'e reefs, being at a depth of four feet
n,l at the other sldo only one foot. The
nls, five of them in number, are all
Patched up, and all that remains to be
dune In to launch her from the ways.
The Wit p nit ia ranchers are making
nother effort to got water for irrigation
d domestic purposes on the flat. A
meeting will be held tonight at Victor,
at Which it ia nnu'thl
made for preliminary survey that will
decide the feasibility ot bringing water
on the flat from White river. The
ranchers have been singularly unfortu
nate io all previous efforts. Enough
money baa been spent in digging ditches
to litre solved the water problem, if the I
money bad been spent judiciously
hat is known as the McCoy ditch is
ia the position ot the dog In the manger.
McCoy cannot, or will not, complete it,
and the ranchers cannot force its com
pletion nor obtain possession of it with
out a law suit. An adequate supply of
water on the Wapinitia flat will make a
paradise out of one of the finest agricul
tural districts in Wasco county.
Saturday another office was added to
the list of the Oregon Telephone com
pany's stations it being North Grants
near Columbus. William McGuirewill
act as agent for the company at this
James White, who bad his hearing
before Judge Bradshaw last Saturday
afternoon on a charge of having stolen
20 from C. S. Dodge, of Cascade Locks,
plead guilty to the charge and was sen
tenced to thirty days in the county jail.
A red cow, branded V on the left hip
without any earmarks whatever, was
taken np on tbe streets yesterday and ia
at present in tho city pound. Tbe owner
can have the same by paying tbe custom
ary redemption fee.
Mrs. C. L. Phillips wishes to announce
tbe sale of her millinery establishment
to Mrs. C. Haven and daughter, expert
enced milliners of Portland aud Van
couver. Also to thank the ladies of lue
Dalles for their patronage in the past
years, and sincerely hopes it will be
continued in behalf of her successors.
Superintendent Landeis, of this city,
has been appointed a member of the
state board of examiners. Mi. Landers
bas spent the greater part of his life in
school work and Is unquestionably one
of the ablest men in his line In the state
and the board of examiners has in bim
secured a competent and energetic
Jenkins, the man who was shot by
George P. Higinbotham last Friday, was
taken to the St. Vincent's hospital in
Portland yesterday. He was reported
to be In a dangerous condition and his
recovery Is doubted. Higinbotham ia
under arrest pending the result of his
victim's injuries and will probably have
a preliminary bearing tomorrow.
Owing to the immense increase of
the Oregon Telephone and Telegraph
Company's business In Tbe Dalles it was
found necessary to put in a new cable
into tbe central office at thia place. For
some time it was impossible for the com
pany to put in any 'phones on account
of the lack of wires but this improve
ment enables them to supply patrons for
the time being.
Tbe 7-montha-old girl baby of William
Cates, of this city, died at its parents'
home yesterday afternoon. The little
one was troubled for some time with an
attack of gaetro entiritis, and although
the best medical practitioners in the
city were called, they could do nothing
to save the little sufferer. The funeral
took place from the f imiiy residence at
5 o'clock this afternoon.
Ralph Eddon, the popular little
messenger bov of tbe Oregon Telephone
& Telegrapb Company returned yester
day from a ten days outing at Cooper'i
camp, near the Meadows. He bas
brought back the customary amount of
tan, freckles and fish stories, and even
asserts that he saw a deer in the distance,
but this was a case of one of those sights
seen when you haven't got a gun. He
was delighted with the camping place
and states that the other Dallesltes will
remain In camp several weeka longer.
Or Ragley, who is employed in the
scouring mill, met with serious acci
dent this morning. He went on the
roof of the mill to put a covering over
the skylight in otder to prevent tbe sun
from shining in on tbe workmen, and
while doing so fell through the opening
to the floor below. He sustained a seri
ous cut on one of his arms and a had
gash over his left eye and was badly
shaken up. Dr. Geisendoiffer was railed
and revived him so that he could be
sent home, and he will probably be con
fined to tbe house for some time.
M. Z. Donnell has added additional
curiosities to his already large atock of
relics in tbe shape of two trunks which
were brought over from Japan, probably
seventy-five years ago, by the Hudson
Bay company. They are made of Orange
wood covered with leather and em
bellished with brass ornaments and ex
tremely valuable on account of the
scarcity of such articles at present. One
of them is plain leather while the other
is hand painted and artistic In the ex
treme, and would be highly prized by
fanciers of snch relics. He has also a
Hudson Bay Company hatchet, which
was unearthed while excavating at the
Cascade Lorks. It is formed somewhat
like the Indian tomahawk and has a
piece of an old rifla barrel for a handle.
Health officer H. 8. Goddard, of
Klickitat county, who by order of the
county board of health and accompanied
hy the sheriff of Klickitat and Skamania
counties, visited White Salmon and ad
joining neighborhoods on account of the
smallpox scare, has decided that the
proper thing to do Is to quarantine all
families who have thedisense and employ
a guard in each county to see that the
To boil it right down
And get it before Ton in the simplest possible manuer, is the mis
sion of this ad.
Choice of about 200
Odd SUMMER SUITS....
That are left over only one, two, three and four cf a pattern arid
style. If your size is here, you'll get a bargain, (or we are deter
mined to close them out.
We have about 150 pair
of odd sizes in PANTS
In Cassimeres, Worsteds and Cheviot, that sold at prices ranging
from $2.60 to $4. To close them out quick we have made the price
About 250 STRAW HATS
Left over, to be closed out at 25c each.
That's the Story....
Plain and eimple; any one can understand at a glance,
what you can save by making your purchases here. '
The Watchword of the Day is ECONOMY..
And you bad better be quick, for
What we say we do, we DO do.
All Good Marked
In Plain Figures.
quarantine is effective. He further states
that be believes tbia will be sufficient
precaution to prevent tbe spread of the
disease and that there will be no danger
of communicating it by ordinary method
of travel. If his suggestions are listened
to, and the indications are that they will,
tbe quarantine will be raised so that
people can come away from the landings
which are at present quarantined.
Leon Dawson of this city, who has
been superintending the telegrapb line
from Biggs to Shaniko, met with a
serious accident Saturday afternoon. He
was putting powder in a hole which he
wished to blast, and accidentally spilled
a quantity of it on the ground. He
picked up all that waa possible but a
considerable amount remained in the
gravel and when he attempted to light
the fuse, a spark fell on the loose powder
and ignited it causing and explosion. As
be waa leaning over the powder at the
time, his face and one hand was terribly
burned and for a time it was feared that
he might lose his eyesight. Dr. Ray
Logan was summoned and dressed his
injuries and he waa sent to The Dalles
on yesterday's train. This morning he
is much improved and there is little
danger of his eveeight being injured, al
though it will be a considerable time be
fore he can resume his work.
The following is clipped from yester
day's Oregonian: "The best-known
general view photographer on the coast
is Gifford, with headquarters at Tbe
Dalles, Or. It is only fair to say in thia
connection that Gifford today ownea the
largest collection of- Cclumbia River,
Mount Hood and other viewa of the Pa
cific Northwest ever taken by any pbo
tographer. Some of tbe finest produc
tions of this collection are masterpieces,
copies of which today ornament the par
lors of many of Oregon'a wealthiest citi
xene. Gifford'e "Mount Hood from Lost
Lake" bas made bim famous. His lat
est is the reproduction of a scene from a
point on tbe Columbia River a few miles
east of The Dalles. For harmony and
coloring and for faithful detail as it may
relate to value of a true perspective.
Gifford'e last view ia from one of the best
negatives ever developed nnder his
"There is still considerable fishing
being done on tbe Washington side of
the ldwer Columbia, according to J. S.
Masten, ot Skamokawa, who was -in
Portland yesterday. He says the run is
very good, and both seiners and gillnel
ters hate to let go, especially as the
Washington fish commissioner is con
veniently absent at this particular time.
By and by when the canners on that
side desire to shut down, the commis
sioner will come along and arrest several
for violating the state fishing laws. The
violators will then be 6n-d $50 each,
though they have caught several thous
and dollars' worth ot fih since August
10th. 'This is the way it has been for
the past two years,' Mr. Masten said,
an.1 it looks as thongh the game was
to be repeated this year.' " The fore
going clipping from the Oregonian dives
a good Idea of how observant to the law
the lower river men are, and also shows
np the people who are attempting to
have wheel removed in order to better
protect the industry.
Tuesday a Dully.
Mrs. Marjie J. Harper, proprietor of
Harper's Bazar, will leave tomorrow for
Portland, where she will spend some
time in the millinery trimming rooms
and select a stock of goods.
F. A. Blondin, who had the misfor
tune of being burned out in the recent
fire has opened bis barber shop In the
old Rowe building on east Second street,
opposite the flouring mill, aud ia now
ready to serve bis patrons as heretofore.
The wool market in Tbe Dalles for the
past two days has been-very quiet and
no eales of importance have been re
ported. The price has been about 13,'g
cents, with but few offers on the part of
the buyers, while the growers are equal
ly inactive, as fiey are inclined to think
they can do better by holding nntil later
In the season.
Dr. Theodore Liebe, the scientific
young optician, and J. Weigel returned
yesterday from a two week's out'.ng at
Wind River. They found fishing fairly
good, but little hunting, still this de
ficiency was made up for in other ways,
as it Is a splendid place to camp, and the
presence of numerous Dallcsites kept the
boys from getting lonesome and made it
appear more homo-like.
Last evening Joe Kirchoff returned
from a trip to Mt. Defiance, near Mt.
Hood, Deer Point and Upper Hood river,
. c,"7,any w"n " ' ao"
ub ii aa ueen nuniing ana mining lor I tie
past ten days. He found and abundance
of grouse and fish, but saw no laige
game. The only disagreeable feature of
the trip was the heavy rains wbich fell
some days ngo, and madd camping any
thing but pleasant.
Quite an amount of Wasco and
Klickitat counties fruit product is find
ing ready sale in the eastern markets.
A number of cara have already been
ahipped east and today Mr. Kyle, the
representativeof Page A Co.,ot Portland,
is loading a car of prunes and plums for
New York. Thia fruit was bought partly
from tbe ra:sers around The Dalles and
partly from Balfour A McGann of Lyle.
As soon as this car ia finished he will
start loading another which will go out
Wasco county is hard y getting a fair
shake from the section director of the
crop service in Portland, as he gives not
a single report from the principal grain-
raising section of the county, and sim
ply states that the Mt. Hood correspond
ent informs him that no threshing baa
been done yet, when if he were to get
hia Information from aomeone who ia in
pnaition to know, he could have re
ported over one-half the crop threshed,
with an average yield of about thirty
bushels to the acre.
The ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Dolph Gaunt, now residing at Toppen-
ish, in Yakima County, was accidently
drowned on August 4th in the Yakima
liver. The young lad, In company with
several other boys, were fishing in the
river, and young Gaunt in attempting to
get bait, slipped and fell into the water.
The place where he fell Into the water
happened to be a deep hole, and he at
once sank to the bottom. No help being
at hand his life could not be saved. The
parents brought the body over to Golden-
dale where the funeral services were
held from the M. K. church.
September 8 will be traveling men's
day at the Elk's C irnival, aud, as tho
commercial men do nothing by halves, it
wili probably be one cf the best days of
the entire carnival. Tli commercial
travelers are famous as entertainers, and
there ate few who will not attend who is
not acquainted with some ot them, and
as each and everyone stands as a com
mittee of one to entertain the visitors,
thorn who attend the carnival on the 8th,
will be sure of having every courtesy
extended and of seeing all that is to be
seen at cine of the greatest affairs of the
kind that lias ever been in the northwest.
This afternoon Hon. A. S. Bennett
. The LtflST CflLtLi on
liy actual count there are Thirty-eight (38) Waists
in the house ranging from 75c to $3.50. They must
not be carried over for another season.
25c, 50c, 75c
and H. 8. Wilson, attorneys for Higen
bothani, the man who shot Jenkins last
Friday near Moro, and Prosecuting At
torney Frank Menefee left for Moro at
noon to give Higen bo t ham his prelimin
ary examination, wbich will take place
tomorrow at 10 o'clock. Jenkins is still
in a dangerous condition, and It la im
possible to tell as yet if he will recover
or not. Full particulars of the shooting
have not yet been heard; but it is ru
mored that a pitchfork In the hands of
Jenkina had something to do with In
fluencing Iiigenbotham to shoot his
John Hughes, who was formeily a
printer and later in the saloon business
in The Dalles, passed through the city
yesterday en loute to Portland and the
bench. As it has been quite a number
of years ago since Mr. Hughes was in
business in The Dalles, there were but a
few of the old timera who knew him on
his arrival here Sunday after the long
drive from the Sumpter country, where
he has tome very promising mines, and
I he now thinks that
iter long years of
prospecting, things are coming hi
way. He waa accompanied by his
brother, who recently came from the
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. H. II
Learned, of this city, brought ta a aam
pie of apples raised at her home on the
hill, which were the finest and largest
we have ever seen. They were free
from worms and other pests and the
largest one measured 15.' j inches in cir
enmference. This ia a fair sample of
Wasco county'i fruit, and if the commit
tee who are making a collection for the
carnival are only assisted by the fruit
raisers, Wasco county will eland a
splendid show of carrying away laurels
In this, aa well as in other industrial
branches, and at tbe same time astonish
the visitors by the excellence of the
Joseph Loxilo, one ot the oldest of the
Yakima Indians, is in the city. Joseph
was baptized at the Academy spring in
1847, by Father Waller of tho M. E.
church, and since that time has been a
very devout Christian. Every year he
visits The Dalles and spends several
hours around tbe spring in which he
was baptised in prayer and meditation.
Since bis conversion he has been an
arduous worker among the Indians, and
has aided greatly in the conversion of
many ot his fellow red men. He believep
faithfully in his religion and it is interest
ing to hear him quote passages from the
Good Book in his peculiar and eimple
The quarantine was raited yesterday
of all the landings down the river except
Underwood, which is extremely gratify
ing to the fruit raisers aud business men
in that part of Klickitat county, aa well
aa to those spending a summer outing in
that vicinity. The people south fiom I
White Salmon and Bingen raise prioci-
pally fruit, butter, ergs, cheese and j
other perishable products, and the
quarantine for them meant a heavy loss.
The disease covers but a small area off
the main road, and can eatdly be kept
from spreading so that a strict quaran
tine is unnecessary, and the raising of
the same will mean hundreds of dollars
in the pockets of the producers on the
Last Wednesday (Aug. 1st a dark bay
horse, branded "0. M." on left shoulder
and a bottle on hip and left side, waa
lost. Finder will deliver the same to
Charlie Mell, near Ninth street cut, who
will pay charges. aO-.'ltw
Fin de Siele
WHAT IS IT?
It Is the best thing ever in
vented for Ladies' Self Hair
Dressing. No hair pin. Lat
est styles of hair dressing shown
Unique, Handy, Sanitary.
Demonstrated bv Mrs. Flower
at PEASE A MAYS.
Kmpre.a llowiir Frightened.
Bbklin, Aug. 13. At the Chineae le
gation in Berlin, the repreaentative of
the Associated Press was informed to
day that the Empress Dowager bad de
clared her intention to leave Pekin and
to transfer her court to another city be
fore the allied forces' reach the capital.
Lu Hal Houan, the Chinese minister
here, on learning this intention, tele
graphed to both the Empress Dowager
and the Emperor not to leave Pekin.
but to quietly await the arrival of the)
Tbe German foreign office still be
lieves that the allies have not begun tho
advance on Pekin, the rainy season be
ing unfavorable. It believes that a
further forward movement will be post
During last May an infant child of onr
neighbor was suffering form cholera in
fantnm. The doctors had given up all
hopes of recovery. I took a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy to the house, telling them
I felt aure it would do good if used ac
cording to directions. In two dttya time
the child had fully recovered. The child
ianow vigorous and healthy. I have re
commended this remedy frequently and
have never known It to fail. Mrs. Curtis
Baker, Brookwalter, Ohio. Sold by
Blakeley A Houghton.
Supplies Nearly Kihau.ted.
London, Aug. 14, 3:50 a. m. The
British consul at Canton, says the Daily
Telegraph's correspondent there, bas re
ceived the following message, dated Au
gust 6th, from Sir Claude MacDonald,
British minister ia Pekin.
"Our situation here is desperate. Ia
ten days our food supply will be at aa
end. Unless we are relieved, a general
massacre is probable. The Cbiueatt
offer to escort us to Tien Tsin ; but, re
membering Cawnpore, we refused the
offer. There are over 200 European
women and children in this legation."
Cbllilren for Adaption.
Twin girl babes 5 months old; one
girl babe, 1 month; one girl 3 years;
ono boy 1 year; one boy 2 years; one
boy 9 yeara. Apply to I. F. Tobey,
superintendent Children's Home Soci
ety. The superintendent will be in The
Dalles this week and will receive written
applications at this office.
Maa.acree In I'e Chi LI.
Bkhmn, Aug. 13. The Catholic paper,
Germania, says it learns that ten out cf
fifty missionaries in the Vicnrate of
Southwest Pe Chi Li have been mur
dered, and that 3000 converts have
suffered the same fate.
NOTICE OF FILING PLATS.
U. S. Land Omrc,
Tiik D.wxkh, Aug. 10, lOOO.f
Notice is hereby given that on Septem-
beT I;KW tlier8 111 te cleJ ,n
mco approved plats of the following
fractional township I south, range IS
east W. M. Fractional township 6
south, range 17 east W. M., and frac
tional township 11, south range 15 east
Jay P. Lt'CAa, Register.
A goo I blacksmith is much needed at
Victor, this county. A competent man
can have all the work he can i'o, and
have the use of a suitable building prac
tically free. Of course he n.ust furnislt
his owu tools and stcc'. Inquiries
made of A. F. F.vick, Victor, will be)
promptly answered. al-:!tw
Clark A Falk'a drug dock Ii newa
fresh aud complete.