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The Dalles 6aUy. Chronicle.
WEDNESDAY. -APRIL 13, 1891
Pacitic Rela- D.t'r 58 State
Coast BAB. tive of S. of
Time. r Hum Wind B Weather.
8 A. M 30-01 M 78 East Clear
8 P. M 29.92 B7 -to ' Pt Cl'dy
Maximum temperature, 69; Minimum tem
Total preclnlt-ition from July up to date, 8.59;
average precipitation from July to date, 12.13;
average deiliciency from July 1st to date, 5.45.
WEATHER PH OB ABILITIES.
The Dalles, April 15, 1891.
Weatfier forecast till IS in.,
Wednesday; fair, followed by
light rain. Nearly stationary
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalies that Receives the Associated
T. H. Johnston, the Dufur merchant,
is in the city.
Hon. E. L. Smith of Hood River made
a flying visit to the city today.
Walter H. Moore the merchant of
Moro, Sherman county, is in the city.
So far, this section is phort of its usual
rainfall for April and the need of it is
getting to be felt.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. French and Mrs.
G. V. Bolton leave to-morrow for Oak
land, California, to remain all coming
The cherry, peach and pear trees are
in bloom and the outlook, for an abun
,dant supply of the smaller fruits never
Mrs. Geo. II. Thompson and her two
children have been sick with la grippe
for the past week. , They are improving
at last report.
A railroad bridge between Hood River
and Mosier was partially burned last
. night which caused some delay of trains,
this morning. - . .
The store building in the Opera block
... lately occupied, by W. H. Moody & Co.,
. ia being fitted up for Graham, the res
. taurant man. ... .
; The local board of examiners for can-'-didates.for
pensions,? which ; consists of
Drs. Shackelford, Logan and Doane, were
in session today... ,
Mr. Herbring has finished moving his
stock of goods into the French, & Co's.,
block. The store has the nicest dry goods
room in the city.
. . ; a Mr- Meyers, .who has, been confined to
his room, almost since he returned from
'"jthe.G. A. R. encampment was again on
the street-to-day. -,
' Foliage and fruit bloom in this section
- are in, advance, of west of the mountains,
" and yet, our season is two to three weeks
later than usual.
....... t ... .
The reservoir at the head of Uniou
street will be fully completed . by . noon
to-morrow ready for the; water. -,We
only wish the water was ready for it.
A .car load of new Davis sewing ma-
-chines a said to have arrived at- Tack-
manjs office on. Third St. . Our, reporter
' has private information that it was only
' a. Cart load however. , . ' t : ;
r " A gentleman called at this office today
' hd..iu formed us that he had lost a new
button : hole . with a key attached to it.
l.The finder -will be liberally rewarded by
leaving it at the Chronicle office.
Messrs. French & Co., .have had , the
; store fronts of their brick block on Sec
ond street, finished and painted in an
elegant stvle. No citv has finer store
fronts than these merchants.
Mr.' Blasen, late of Nebraska, who has
bought the Frank Huott ranch, on Eight
Mile, has jnst arrived at his ' new home
with his family and effects. We welcome
' this new addition to our population and
to the list of readers of the Chronicle
Walter H. Moore, of Moro, informs us
that business is fairly good in his town,
that seeding is done and the farmers are
plowing for summer fallow, and that the
prospects for a good crop so far are ex
- We the understand that Charley Fra
- ier thas gone into .partnership with
, Charley Haight,: the restaurant .man, in
the business of clipping dogs at a dollar
a head. They , have commenced by ex
perimenting on "Bingo." -
The city is not quite painted red, but
as an offset, .there is a wonderful quan
' - tity of paint being used. ; In f act the de-
Ornand for paints and oils and painters to
put -the finish on, is in excess of any
other spring season in the city.
The Dalles wears metropolitan airs.
which many cities of greater .pretentions
do, not. - She hashetter streets, a finer
electric light system and is lighted more
brilliantly, and has the .' glory." of the
- finest climate in the northwest, and
- whole-souled people to enjoy it, with
room for more. . .
An accident occured this. morning to a
Chinaman in the employ of the IJ. P,
company by which he lost, bis life. , In
company with other Chinese section
hands he was propelling a hand car near
the high tressel when a freight train was
B"f 2, approacning ana beforei- the car
coiV.il le removed from the track the en
gine struck it knocking the par against
the Chinamen s head and smashing it
The Company's doctor was called and
did everything in his power, but the in
jury was ueyona remedy ana tne man
died soon after being brought to the city.
" .'; , 9 Council Meeting-.
An adjourned meeting of the common
council was held last evening at which
the mayor, C N. Tbornbury, G. J. Far
ley, Hans Hanson and 'G. C. Blakeley.
were present. . i
City engineer's report and profile for
the improvement of Tenth and Clay
streets were received and placed on file.
, Bids for the improvement of Laughlin
street between Third and Fourth by the
construction of a sewer, were opened and
the contract let to Geo. Nowak.
.A communication from Hugh Glenn,
manager of the Electric Light company,
was read aud placed on file.
- The canvas of the election held in this
city on April 13th instant was received
and the result declared to be as follows :
First ward, yeas 26 ; noes 2. Second
ward, yeas 110 ; noes 9. Majority for is-'
snance of bonds, 125.
An ordinance entitled an ordinance to
provide for issuing of taxable water
bonds of Dalles City to the
amount of $25,000, passed unanimously.
The mayor or appointed councilmen
Thornbury, -. Hansen . and Blakeley a
special committee to provide and pre
pare the lithographing for Dalles City
The recorder was instructed to com
municate the above ordinance and ap
pointment of committee to the water
HOTEL. A KItl Y I.S.
H. J. Crause, Bake Oven.
C. M. Grimes, Huntington.
. W. M. Mulligan, Umatilla.
." G. A. Patterson, Antelope.
Walter H. Moore, Moro.
Ed. Stone, Napavine.
J. M. Hausen, Rutledge.
H. H Peterson, . "4
Shops Going; Away Sure.
Mr. W. G. Ballard, of Albina shops,
came up to the city this morning and
will remain a couple of weeks. Mr.
Ballard is sent here by the railroad man
agement to pack and ship to the Albina
shops all the', wood working . machinery
in The Dalles. This means a clearing
out of The Dalles shops in earnest - and
no back talk.
R. McNeil, of this city, presented the
entomological editor of the Chronicle
with a strange .specimen of bug .that
measures oyer two inches from.tht? tip of
his-proboscis to the k extremity f'-his
caudal appendage.. The aforesaid editor
sees no use for it in nature's economy
except ' that Providence may. have; de
signed it as a species of bed-bug for pun
ishing .editors .who are always abusing
their own town.. If. so it is an awful
warning to somebody we know.
Mr.Brigham, pf the. S. 3.' - Manufact
uring company has returned from a bus
iness trip to Portland , He. reports:' bus
iness in his special line as being pros
perous, and very encouraging.' '
Dick Gaunt of Centerville has refused
an offer of $9,340 for his farm near Cen
terviUe, consisting of ,240. acres of deeded
land, with the growing crop. What's
the matter with Klickitat?
Mrs. E. S. . Holder of San Francisco
arrived in the city today and is visiting
her niece, Mrs.,E..B. McFarland. . ...
BORN. , . .
In this -city, AprlH5thJ to the wife of
W..W. Russell, a daughter.
The Best Cough Medicine.
VOne of my customers camel in i todav
and asked me for the best, cough medi
cine I had," says Lew'iYoung, a promi
nent druggist of Newman Grove,' Neb.
Of course I showed him Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and he did not ask to
see any other. I have never vet sold a
medicine mat wouiu loosen ana relieve
a severe cold so quickly as that does. I
have sold . four dozen of it within the
last sixty davs, and do not know of a
single case Where it. failed to. give the
most pefect satisfaction." 50 cent bot
tles for sale by Snipes & Kinersly, drug
store. Forfeited Kail road Lands
We are now ready to prepare papers
for the filing and entry of Railroad
Lands. We also attend to business be
fore the U. S. Land Office and Secretary
of the Interior. ." Persons for whom we
have prepared papers . and who are re
quired to renew their applications, will
not be charged additional for such papers
Thornbury & Hudson,
Rooms 8 and 9, Land Office building,
The JJaLles, uregon.
x Notice to tax . Payers.
All state and county, taxes, become
delinquent April 1st. Taxpayers are here
by requested to pay xne same Detore that
date in order to avoid going on the de
linquent - list; v-The county court has
ordered the sale of all property in which
the taxes have not 7 been paid. Please
call and settle before the timementioned
and save costs." Dj L. Cates,
Sheriff of Wasco County.
Merino Sheep for Bale. .
I have a fine band " of ;. thorough bred
Merino sheep .consisting at 67'- bucks,
about 340 ewes and about 200 young
lambs,- which I. will sell at a low price
and upon easy terms, t Address,
. D. M. French,
The Dalles, Or.
. ... Horsemen Attention. - 1
The spring rodero for horses will meet
at -Base uven on the hrst day of May.
R. Booten,' "
Chas. W. ILaight,
J. N. Burgess.
Three 3-year-old fillies (2 sorrels and
one bay,) two 2-year-olds (both bays) all
branded i on the left shoulder. I will
give $5 apiece for the recovery" of the
same. ,: J. W. Rogers.
.- '. . , - - Boyd, Or,
City Treasurer's . Notice. ;
All City Warrants registered prior to
July 6, 1889 are now ' due and payable.
interest ceases on and alter date.- - .
J. 8. Fish.
February 7, 1891. City Treas
THEFTS FROM GOLD COIN.
Botr Uncle Sam Has Been Bobbed by In
: (niou Italians and Poles. -
The United States sub-treasury offi
cials of this city are greatly annoyed at
present by the amount of light weight
gold coin that is coming into their cof
fers. The gold is all short in value, and
though there is no apparent difference in
the size .of the various pieces or their
weight to the unpracticed observer,
many of them have been reduced one
third of their value.
The official do not hesitate to accuse
persons of robbing the government by
reducing the weight of the coin, and the
government has even gone so far as to
take steps to stop the robbery. Assistant
Treasurer Roberts' said that many of the
$5 gold pieces were -fifty cents short, and
some of the $10 pieces were' worth only
$9.25. The $1 coins did not suffer much,
because it . would hardly pay to bother
with them. 1 ' v '
In every , case" that his attention had
been called to the- face of the -coin had
not been worn or mutilated. The figures
and designs presented lines as sharp as
new ones, and the .milling hadn't been
disturbed. 17 These . coins werey however,
all short from twenty-five' to fifty cents
in value. These- facts have caused the
officials to think that there are persons
at work in the caty - who are. making a
regular business of defrauding the gov
The gold in these cases has been re
moved from the coin by means of a
chemical process, which does not appear
to affect the general appearance of the
An old treasury official, in speaking of
the fraud, gave me some interestin''
facts concerning this species of robbery.
"There are half a dozen ways of getting
gold off coins," said he, "but the two
most in vogue are those where acid is
used, and in the 'sweating process. The
latter is most in vogue among Polish
Jews and Italians, who make a regular
business of it.
"In the first place they secure a stout
canvas bag and fill it about half full of
gold coins. The top of the bag is tied,
and then the coins are shaken togethei,
for hours at a time. The friction of one
coin nibbing against the other wears off
considerable gold, and it is deposited at
the bottom of the bag. - Each time $200
worth-of - gold coin is treated to- the
'sweating process the. Italian will prob
ably ; secure: $30 worth of dost. The
iCoind when taken out look somewhat old
as if they had been in circulation a
long tame but they will always be ac
cepted by persons not need to handling
money. i. - ;
"To a person familiar with, the frauds,
however, it is always easy to detect a
coin that 1ms been treated to a 'sweat.'
The Italian will. always r take new coin
for the purpose, and if a person will only
.stop to think he can also detect a light
coin. ,,Tbe gold, does not wear off an
rapidly aa is generally supposed in ordi
nary circulation. Therefore when a per
son finds a coin which from its date is
only two or three years old, that has a
very worn' appearance ithas undoubted
ly been treated to a 'sweat.' These
coins will always be found short weight.
Land people .will ..save jnoney. if.. they
watch the' date and condition of the
pieces they receive.- - - - ;
"The process of , remoying gold by an
acid bath -is - now j resorted to -more gen
erally than the old sweating system, as
it ia harder to detect the shortage in the
coins., On 'sweated' coin the figures and
milling are worn, . while on the others
the designs are not At) all injured. .-"To
detect shortage in-the latter coin weigh
them." New York Herald.
- Cared of Practical Joking.
Practical joking has had many follow-
ers among "great men;" but the manner
in which Beethoven was cured of it
should be a lesson to all .who still practice
the ;"art." - The wife of a: pianist in
Vienna was a great admirer of the com
poser's works, and had set ber heart on
.getting a lock of. .his, hair.. , She induced
her -husband to get a mutual 'friend to
ask for it; but the mend, being a prac
tical joker, instead of carrying out her
wishes, persuaded Beethoven, who J also
was fond of a practical joke, to send her
a lock .cut from a billy goat's beard, the
hair of which - in texture and . color
slightly resembled that of the composer's.
The lady was very proud of her sup
posed treasure, until another friend,
who knew the facts, informed her of the
trick, when she was so distressed that
her husband wrote an indignant letter
to Beethoven. ' ' The composer's dis
courtesy to a lady being thus brought
home to him, he was so ashamed that he
immediately wrote a -letter of apology,
inclosing a genuine lock of hair; and he
resolved - never to be a party to . such
jokes again. New York Ledger.
What Is and Is. Not Perpetanl Motion.
As is generally 1 known, a perpetual
motion machine is one to be moved by a
power furnished by the . machine itself
and not from ' any source ; outside of it
A mill or a clock run by the incessant
rise and fall of the tide is not perpetual
motion. Iveither is a machine that runs
by the power of terrestrial or other mag
netism, or of the wind, or- of ..variations
in the weight of the - atmosphere, -or -by
electricity coming from, outside of the
machine, or by the force of heat coming
from theson.-.-A wheel that conM al
ways of itself keep more weight at one
side than the -other and thus turn so
long as 'its materials lasted .would be
perpetual motion ,and each has been the
form of most of the machines invented
for the purpose. Chicago Herald.
, .'. --, . . . Contempt of Coart.
i A stranger once walked into a Massa
chusetts court- and spent : some time
watching the proceedings. - By and by a
inan was brought up for 'contempt of
court and fined; whereupon the stranger
rose and said: . ' :
"How much was the fine?" '
"Five dollars," replied the clerk.1
' "Well," 6aid the stranger, laying down
the money, "if that's all, I'd like to jine
in. - I've had a few hours' experience of
this court, and no one can feel a greater
contempt for it than I do, and I am will
ing to pay for it" Green Bag. ;
CHROSrtLB SHORT STOPS.
You need not cousrh ! ' Blakelev &
Houghton wilj cure it for 50 cents. , S. B.
Pure maple SUtrar at Joles Bros., pio-hr
pounds for $1.00.
Warner, butter 65 "ots. Y!alifirmJa
butter 50 cts, at. Roscoe & Gibons. .
Mi. H. Glenn is in receint of n. larcm
lot of new style of picture mouldings in
various designs which . may be seen at
his office. .
D. Van Horn, the old reliable niano
tuner, is in the citv on his regular tour.
Orders for tuning may be left at I. C.
E. Jacobsen has about a hundred dif
ferent kinds of music books for organs
and pianos at 50 cents each.
The drug store of C. E. Dunham, de
ceased, is now open and will be so con
tinued until further notice.
For coughs and colds use 2379.
Does S. :B. get there? "I should
smile." S. B. ......
The celebrated Walter H. Tenny Boston-made
mens' and boys'' fine boots
and shoes in all styles, carried by The
Dalles Mercantile company at . Brooks
& Beers old. stand.
C. E. Dunham will cure your head
ache, cough or pain for 50 cenls, - S. B.
Get your land papers prepared by J.
M. Huntington & Co. Opera House
Block, Washington St.
Snipes & Kinersly are anxious to cure
your headache for 50 cents. S. B.
2379 is the cough syrup for children.
Get me a cigar from that fine case at
Snipes .&. Kinersley's. .
Long Ward offers for sale one of the
best farms of its size in Sherman county.
It consists of 240 acres of deeded land at
Erskinville. There is a never-failing
spring of living water capable of water
ing five hundred head of stock daily
The house, which is a large store build
mg with ten rooms attached alone cost
$1700. A blacksmith shop and other
buildings and the whole surrounded by a
good wire fence. Will be sold cheap and
on easy terms. Apply by letter or other
wise to the editor of the Chronicle or to
the owner.- W. L. Ward. : Bovd. Wasco
county, Oregon. -
R. E. French has for sale a number of
improved ranches .and ' unimproved
lands in the Grass Valley neighborhood
m snerman county. , They will be sold
very cheap and on reasonable terms
Mr. French can locate settlers on some
good unsettled claims in the same neigh
oornood. ti is address is Grass vaiiev.
bherman county, Uregon.
A. choice lot of brood mares : also a
number of geldings and fillies bv "Rock-
wood-Jr.," ".Planter,-" "Oreeon Wilkes.
and "Idaho Chief," same standard bred.
Also1 three: fine young -- stallions by
Kockwood Jr.'. out of hrst class mares
For prices and terms call on or address
either J.' W. Condon, or J. H. Larsen,
i.he uaiies, Oregon. .
A gold glove buttoner near the' corner
of Third and Court. ' The owner can find
it by calling at this office.
To-the - Public.
Notice is herebv- invert - that all the
barber shops of The Dalles will be closed
in future an bundaysj . ;
.r'lato being" told that - he had many
enemies who invariably spoke ill of him.
said, -"It is no matter ; I shall endeavor
to live so that none will believe them
. , Who . Orig'lnm.ted tne : Upas Tree? -
- Perhaps the deftest . artist in the de
partment of - fabrication - was-, George
Steevens, the Shakespearian commenta
tor. Animated by an impish , spirit, of
trickery, to which jealousy of r rival an
tiquaries may have lent a spice of - mal
ice,, ne -industriously devised cunning
snares for their feet. ; He would, for ex
ample, .disseminate fictitious illustra
tions of Shakespeare's text in order that
Malone, who was his -chief, bntt, might
be -entrapped into adopting them, and
give him the gratification of correcting
the blunder in his next -edition. - Under
the pseudonyms of Collins , and Ameer
he would insert paragraphs in the daily
press purporting to be curious extracts
from rare books, copies of which no one
who wished to verify the passages ever
succeeded in discovering.
Among these curiosities was the ro
mantic story (that has found its way into
Todd's "Life of Milton") of the poet
having been seen asleep under a tree by
a lady .who - became enamored -of - his
beauty and placed in his hand some im
passioned r verses of : Guarini, which,
when - he awoke, so fired his fancy that
he made a journey to Italy in the hope
of tracing her. : Another was - the story
of -the deadly upas tree of .Java, which
long obtained credit as one of the fairy
tales of science. Nineteenth Century.
.. . Three Sknlls. -.
- There are three human -crania in the
Washington museum which were fonnd
in the gravel at Trenton, one several feet
below-the surface and - the others near
the Bnrface. The skulls, which are of
remarkable uniformity, are of small size
and of oval shape-, differing from all other
skulls in the museum. . In fact they are
of -a -distinct type, and hence of the great
est importance. So far as Uiey go they
indicate that palaeolithic man was exter
minated, or has -become lost by ad mix t
nre with others during the many thou
sand years which! have passed -since'. he
inhabited the Delaware valley. Wash
. Tne Old Woman snd the Earthquake.
' At Ischia they disinterred an old wom
an, unharmed. "Grod bless yonl" she
cried, as they-helped her out. ! Bat for
pity's sake," she added impetuously, "dig
a little deeper and save my - "What?
Is there any one else alive here?" they in
quired anxiously. "My hen!" continued
the old damn. Cornhill Magazine-.,
. DISSOLUTION NOTICE.
THE PARTNERSHIP OF BILLS fc WHYER8
is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
The business will in the future be conducted by
N. B. Whyers who will pay and collect all part
nership debts. , G. C. Bills.
Dated April 14th, 189L
Lots 50x100 feet ; 20-foot alley in each Block,
for Cash, or on Installments ; Discount
for Cash.. No interest.
Thompson & Butts,
Haworth & Thurman,
THE DALLES, OR EGO N .
The Farm Trust
JiOfTH DflLtliES, Wash.
Situated at the Head of Navigation.
Destined to be
Best JVIanuf aetuinng Center
In the Inland Empire, ' .
Best Selling1 Property of the Season.
in the Northwest.
"jj'or, further information call at the office of
Interstate Investment Co.,
Or 72 Washington St., PORTLAND, Or
O. D. TAYLOR, THE DALLES, Or.
GEO. H. THOMPSON,
The BEST Investment in the Northwest, for sale by
Thompson & Butts, 114' Second Street,
THE DALLES. OREGON.
Dealers in Real Estate and all kinds of Personal Property
.Collections Promptly Made. Land Filings Prepared.
MAYS & CROWE,
(Successors to-ABRAMS A STEWART.)
Hardware, - Tinware, -Braniteware, - wooden
"Acorn," "Charter Oak" "Argand
STOVES AND RANGES.
Pumps, Pipe, Plumbers'
Packing, Building Paper, ,
SASH, DOORS, SHINGLES. .
Also a complete stock of Carpenters', Blacksmith's and.
Farmers Tools and Fine Shelf Hardware.
" AGENTS FOR ' '
The Celebrated R. J. ROBERTS "Warranted" Cutlery, Meriden Cutlery anal
Tableware, the "Quick Meal" Gasoline Stoves. "Grand" Oil Stoves
and. Anti-Rust Tinware.
All Tinning, Plumbing, Pipe -Work and Repairing;
will be done on Short Notice..
174, 176, 178. 180 SECOND STREET,
hi. c. isieL-s.eis.
BOOTS AND SHOES,
ai7d Qap5, Jrdi)K5, iialjses,
CORNER OF SECOND AND WASHINGTON STS., THE DALLES, OREGON.
. : : DEALERS IN : " . , ,
Hay, Grain and Feed.
No. 122 Cor. Washington and Third. Sts.
C. E. Bayard & Co.,
J.M. Huntington & Co.,
Wm. A. BANTZ,
"Vice-Pres. & Mgr.
Xj. JS1. CBO"WH!
Steam ; Fitters'
THE DALLES, OREGON.