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The Dalles Daily Chyoniele.
MAY 7, 1891
Pacific ? Rela- D.t'r W State
Coaxt bah. ttve ol E. of .
Time. r Uum Wind c Weather.
A. M.'. SO.Oo' '47 89 8 E T Cloudy
IP. U 30.07 & 60, . . , PtCloudy
Maximum temperature, 56; minimum tem
perature, 4ti. r . , '
"The river is ntundimr at 15 7-10 leet above "0.'
v Thk Dali.es, May 7, 1891.-
Weather forecast till It m.,
Friday; fair Slightly warmer.
The Chronicle . is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the' Associated
The Wasco warehouse is paying 80
'- cents a bushel for wheat.
i A. C. Sandford and John B. Magill. of
. Wamic, were in town today. '
Emerson Williams and Leon Rondeau
of Kingsley,' gave this office a pleasant
Walla Walla has a Sunday closing law
which so . far has been successfully
carried out. ' . .
R. H. Guthrie has sold to Jack Ander
son 17(10 head of mutton sheep at $3 a
head, after shearing.
Frank Driver of Wamic left the other
day with 7,500 pounds of bacon of his
own curing, for the Mitchell country,
where he hopes to dispose of it.
: Lee "McCartney of this city caught
what appears to be a veritable tarantulr,
at his place in the Thompson addition.
The big spider may be seen at this office.
Dr. Talmage's new tabernacle in
Brooklyn was opened for public worship
last Sunday. Its dimensions are 200 by
118 feet. ' It has two galleries and will
eat 5,5000 persons. The building has al
ready cost $410,000 and $40,000 more are
needed to finish it. The big organ cost
$30,000. There still remains a debt on
the building of $200,000.
We would like for our evening contem
porary to explain what the "mayor"
x has to do with the portage road at the
"Our evening contemporary" is strictly
minding his own business making the
best paper in Eastern Oregon and is
succeeding. If the" editor of the Timet-'
Mountaineer will come up to the office of
the Chroniclk the "devil" will explain
to him the meaning of a typographical
' The sickly combination of Ella Wheeler
. Wilcox Higgenson and : Abigail Scott
.' -Dunniway has proved too much for the
West Shore readers and its patronage was
withdrawn to such an extent that the
'directors have suspended its publication
and the West Shore is a thing of the past.
As a great illustrated weekly it. was a
From Mr. Davis, the owner of the stage
line between here and Wapinitia, we
'learn that .crickets are doing considera
ble damage in Wapinitia and Oak Grove.
C. W. Magill has had a field almost com
1 pletely destroyed. So bus Mrs. Capps
and the crop of Jim Abbott, on the" J . B.
Condon place, is also cut' down to the
This is the era of high prices among
horsemen. Very high values are placed
upon the foremost racers throughout the
whole country. . The latest thing in this
line is the offer made Mr. Bonner for the
privilege of breeding Maud S.,the figure
being $12,000. Bonner refused, and will
breed the racer to "Happy -Courier," of
Bardatown, Ky., and will not part with
It was unfortunate that the presiden
tial train came to a stand in such a
position that the militia boys were al
most as completely hidden from view of
the president as if they had been in
their own armory. We would have
borne the misfortune with greater resig
- nation if only his excellency had got a
sight of the gorgeous uniform of. our
' ' drum major. As it was nobody here
was to blame. .
J. P. Manly, of Wapinitia brought in
a load of potatoes today for which he got
90 cents a hundred. They ' are of a
special variety that he has raised with
. good success for several years. He has
etiil on hand seven or eight hundred
. bushels. These potatoes were raised on
the bunch grass land of' Wapinitia flat
without a drop of irrigation. Mr. Manly
tells us that two years ago he planted
ten bushels of this same variety. The
product of -these ten bushels supplied
his family during the following winter
and in the spring he sold what surplus
he had and realized the sum of $144,45.
This is a good showing for an acre and a
quarter of ground. Mr. Manly thinks if
he had transportation to Portland he
could starve the Willamette valley
potato raisers to death.
There is ' a popular idea that the
minute Jetter"M,'f to be seen at the
. . ' base of Liberty on the face of the pres
ent issue of silver dollars stands for
"Mint," and is an evidence of the
genuineness of the coin bearing it. But
this is a, mistake. The 'M" stands for
, "Morgan.'i George T Morgan, who is
the originator of the design. ' Upon
the same side there is another "M"'.al
so the initial of the designer. This is
to be found in the waving locks of the
fair, goddess, and is so cleverly concealed
. . in.he lines of the design that it can
'' only be seen after a' long scrutiny.5 j
t ' i ' ' "J
: - This is the season when milliner" and
' millionaire almost rhyme.
THE PRESIDENT'S DAY.
The Dalles Gives a Royal Welcome to
- - President Harrison and His Party v
of Distinguished Travelers. V .
A DAY OF BRIGHTEST SUNSHINE.
Speeches by Mayor Moody, President
Harrison and Postmaster General
r i "Wannemaker. I
The reception of President .Harrison
and party at this place was a complete
success. At the hour announced for his
arrival, fully 3000 people had assembled
in front of the Umatilla house; A bat
talion of the 3d regiment under com
mand of Colonel Houghton drew up in
front of the- Columbia hotel. On the
opposite side of the street and facing
the militia about 500 school children
stood in line, each of the girls carrying
a handsome bouquet of flowers and. each
of the boys an American flag. Back of
the children stood a row of Grand Army
veterans. Still back of these , and oti
either side of the street and filling the
windows and balconies of the hotels and
other buildings "was a vast crowd of
ladies and gentlemen, young ami old,
all in holiday attire.
The crowd was good-natured,' deffer
ential, respectful and imposing.
THE PRESIDENT ARRIVES.
Exactly to the minute of 11 :15 the
first of a salute of twenty-one ' guns was
fired, announcing the approaching train.
A loud cheer rent ' the air as the band
struck up a merry welcome and the
school boys waved their flags in the' cool
breeze. - The scene was thrilling and in
spiring. As the train came to a stand
the president appeared with head un
covered bowing to the audience, while
cheer after cheer rose from thousands of
voices. Mayor Moody stepped lightly
on the platform followed by the chair
men of the ladies' and gentlemens' com
mittee who were all in turn introduced
to the president by ex-Goverrior Moody,
who was on board. The rest of the
members of the committee were im
mediately around. Mayor Moody then
addressed the president in the following
well chosen and appropriate words :
mayor Moody's remarks.
"Mb. President : On behalf of the
citizens of Dalles City I extend to you a
warm and hearty welcome. In your
journey this morning through the Cas
cades, the gateway to Eastern Oregon,
the Inland Empire, you have doubtless
been impressed ' with the magnificence
of the Columbia, and its capabilities for
transportation, and you will observe that
with the removal of a few obstructions
it will become a great highway to the
sea. Every- acre - of the great grain and
wool - producing country for hundreds
of miles to the ' eastward returns
its thanks, to your administration for in
creased appropriation for the purpose of
opening the Columbia. Your presence
here today with the evident desire to
become acquainted with the people and
the wants of the Pacific gives us every
confidence in the speedy completion of
these public improvements.
The Dalles is the empire city of East
ern Oregon and, in a' measure, it marks
the boundary line between Eastern and
Western Oregon. Let me assure you
however, that there is no boundary line
or limit in our state to the loyal regard
which the people entertain for their
chief magistrate, and let me assure you,
again Mr. President, that our welcome,
though it may seem less demonstrative
than that extended in larger towns, is
none the less hearty, and we join the
throng of patriotic Americans welcoming
you throughout the length and breadth
of our land.
We regret that your stay is necessar
ily so short, but as this cannot be rem
edied, let me introduce you to our people
who are eager to hear their president."
mr. Harrison's address.
Mr. Harrison commenced his address
by referring to the fact that he has
spoken at all times of the day and night
and had seen few receptions so hearty
as the one that now greeted him.i He
thanked them for the demonstrations of
their friendship and said he had found
it very useful and pleasant for those
charged with public duties to visit the
people and become . familiar with their
wants. . When at home the greater num
ber of the people that visit him want
something and as there are not enough
of supplies to meet all their wants they
are apt to go away with discontent. It
was very refreshing to get among a peo
ple kindly disposed as we were who
were' met on this occasion to bestow
favors, rather than to ask them. It was
the duty of those in power to sympa
thize with those who demand the open
of our great water-ways. - The govern
ment has exclusive control of all naviga
ble streams and it is incumbent upon it
to see that all necessary improvements
should be made in order that the people
may get their benefits and use for cheap
navigation, If no ills or unpleasant
ness should befall us but what he desired,
our lives would be full of pleasant
ness and peace. - -
. GENERAL ' WANNAMAKEB.
The name of Wannamaker being called
that gentleman came forward and- com
plimenting the mayor ..for his excellent
speech said .he was sorry it was not
printed so that they coild all read it but
assured' his' audience if they would get it
printed he would have a copy sent to
every one of them at one 'cent a-piece;.
He said we had . the best post office
system in the world. He then made an
amusing reference to the fact that the
president had been telling him that
there were too many post . offices ?ut he
concluded from ' the crowd before him
that the fault lay on the other side. He
said they had been trying to understand
from the newspapers ' what kind,, of a
country we had out here and had at last
made up their minds to come and see it
for themselves and they were so astound
ed at the magnitude and grandeur of
everything they saw that they were go
ing back east to tell the people that they
discovered this part of America. He said
the people of Seattle would have given
$100,000 for our blue sky. They all had
the blue in that country but the blue was
not overhead. The Dalles the only city
that had a mayor and governor of the
same family to welcome them. The
hearty cheers that greeted them would
be carried back .to Washington in their
THE INTRODUCTIONS. '
The president then presented in turn
Mrs: Harrison, . Mrs.- McKee and his
daughter-in-law Mrs. Russell Harrison
who were received with hearty cheers
and waving of flags. . , .,
FAREWELL. . ,
The time had now expired and exactly
at the end of fifteen minutes from . their
arrival the train -slowly moved away just
as Indian Jim Wesley caught the hand
of the president and gave it a hearty
shake.. One little' fellow of all the vast
crowd, was still unsatisfied and was seen
at the top of his speed closely following
the train as far as the' freight depot, vig
orously waiving an American flag.
THK VKESIDENT'S SPECIAL.
A Description at the Cars That Carry the
DUtinglshed , Party. .
The train which is now being whisked
through the state of Oregon with the
president and party aboard was chris
tened "The Presidential Special" just
before it started on the trip.
It is perhaps the finest solid train that
has ever been put in service on American
roads. The five cars the "Aztlan,"
"Coronado," "New Zealand," "Ideal"
and "Vacuna" are miracles of the car
builder's art. Each of them cost a for
tune and the train they make is worth
enough coin to produce an ugly gap even
in the princely sum that the Pennsylva
road allows for rolling stock and equip
All the illumination, even to the lamps
that hang at the rear of the train, is elec
tric. Oil lamps are provided, but will be
used only in case some accident occurs
and the current from the, dynamo gives
out. The heating of the train is accom
plished by the safest and best of modern
devices, and every car is provided with
the surest and most practicable , brakes,
couplings and bumpers, to keep rough
jars and danger as tar as possible from
the chief executive of the nation and
who accompany him on the long journey
through the south and west. '
The forward car, the Aztlan, serves
the double purpose of baggage and smok
ing car. In the extreme front end, that
next the engine, is the dynamo, so pro
tected that it keeps whirling and gather
ing up fiery electricity, no . matter how
rough the mountain track or how often
the engine stops. The next compart
ment is alloted to such baggage, trunks,
boxes and the like as is non-perishable.
LUXURIES FOR THE MEN.
Then comes the smoking room, which
occupies more than half the car. It
would be sacreligious to allow anything
lees costly than the choicest Havana to
be turned into wreaths of smoke in such
a compartment. Upholstered as it is in
the finest olive-plush, it seems fit to
serve as a ladies' boudoir. There are
chairs, a sofo, two desks and a library
bookshelf, and each piece of furniture is
a gem in its way. There are manv
books on the shelves, but none of a dis
tinctly political nature, although several
of them are by authors who have been
and are now active in the "grand old
"Around, the World,", by Andrew
Carneige, is there; so are "The Fair
God" and "Ben Hur," by Gen. Lew
Wallace. In case any of the occupants
in the velvety seats finds the air in the
room too fragrant with the weed, all he
has to do is to touch a button and an
electric fan will start and clear the at
mosphere in a twinkling. .
In. the rear end of the Aztlan is a bar
ber shop, with a barber always on hand
ready to trim the President's locks, or
other locks, into any desired shape or in
any desired style. There is a mirror
handy and the one in the chair can
watch the barber when the train rolls
and guard against a snip in the ear or
the nose. A dainty little bathroom
one that looks hardly large enough for a
full-grown president completes the list
of uses that make the Aztlan truly a
There will be water ' enough on the
train to last in crossing a desert twice as
large as that Mojave, for underneath the
smoker is an auxiliary tank containing
fully 141 gallons of the fluid, . always
ready for an emergency.
DINING LIKE PRINCES. -
The dining-car, the "Coronado," is
neat enough to coax a sick man to eat.
The curtains, prettily draped above the
tables, are of green plush, and the seats
pearl gray. Silvery lamps and fittings
make these colors harmonize. And to
add to the esthetic effect the other furni
ture is quarter-sawed oak.
The kitchen is a wonderful thing in
itself. The appointments are as com
plete as those in the cooking-rooms of
the best hotels. There is enough silver
ware stored on the shelves, to supply a
,1 r mi - -F J .
uuwu iaswu uaic. lue wine cnest. is
laden with bottles of the finest, bearing
red, orange and green labels. , Some of
the bottles have long tapering necks and
the stoppers are covered with goldSleaf
ana silver -ieai, ana otners are short
necked and black, . and have common
corks in them to keep . the mysterious
contents irom spilling. Stewards,. cooks
and waiters are trained men.
. THE PRESIDENT'S OWN.
The President rides at home in the car
just back; of this .palatial dining-room
on wheels; . The - car is the "New Zea
land." ' The main interior is upholstered
in blue plush with brown curtains, and
the double drawine-roon-"-andtheleeD.--ing;apartment
of the President and Mrs
Harrison are rlwiratixri ;n u:... .. .
, . , . , ...... ... nujw; ana
gold and rich terra cotta.
ine ,next car, the "Ideal," contains
drawing rooms, six in number, beauti
fully furnished and decorated. One
apartment is saffron-hued, a third is
green in its general tinge, while others
are crushed strawberry, olive and elec
tric blue. Perhaps the prettiest in the
lot is salmon and white in tint. Some
of the woodwork most of it in fact is
mahogany, . but the rest is of salmon
color and gold. It is as dainty as a
THE CROWNINING WONDER.
, But the last car in the train, the obser
vation car, the "Vacuna." is the crown
ing wonder of this train of wonders. In
its forward end are six drawings orna
mented, in harmonious blue and gold.
Then come linen cjoseta ana then the
observation car proper. Even here
space is economized, for two sections in
brown plush are sepe rated by curtains,
and bookcases from the main apartment.
In these bookcases. is an aggregation of
famous literary efforts marking time
from Shakespea-e to Carnegie. The lat
ter contributes "An American Four-in-?CL
ln Eurpe," and the former his
well-known "works." General Wallace
is On hand again with "Ben Hur." The
rear end of the Vacuna is a platform
seven feet long and nine feet wide, built
with special reference ; to the habit that
termed in the dispatches "speaking from
the train." The platform has a rubber
floor and a brass and bronze fence
around it. The roof extends to a point
even with the platform, so that the pres
ident can address a crowd in the rain on
much better terms than his hearers. A
brass brake-wheel furnishes something
for the president to grip with one hand
while he gesticulates with the other.
Yesterday's Session a Pleasant One To-:
We printed yesterday the list of dele
gates to the Mid-Columbian Association
which met at the Congregational church
at 1 :30 p. m. The convention was or
ganized by the election of Rev. J. H.
Henderson as moderator and Rev. Frank
M. Aunks as secretary. ' '"'
: .Reports. 6f the churches by the dele
gates was in order and by the same re
ports it was ascertained that all the
churches in , the association were in a
flourishing condition. . ,
. At 3 :30 Rev. M. Henderson preached
on "The unused and undeveloped re
sources of the church." It was a power
ful sermon and was delivered in an im
pressive manner. : Discussion by the
delegates followed'. ....
In the evening the first part of the
exercises were given over to the Y. P. S.
of Christian Endeavor. The district
secretary, Mr. Norman Wilson, made an
address on the subject and was followed I
by Rev. Frank M. Aunks of Hood River,
whO;delivered, the associational sermon.
It was a most interesting and feeling ad
dress and was listened, to with pleasure
by.those present. " Rev. Cephus Clapp,
superintendent " of missions of Oregon,
made' a telling address on the subject of
"Our. work in Oregon." The past year
has been a successful one. .Tea new
churches have been organized ; six new -j
churches h aye been, built.; three more
are in contemplation,' and three . have
been resuscitated. There are 2,001 Con
gregational church members in Oregon.
. Sunday School Convention
. This afternoon at 2 o'clock the first
Congregational Sunday school conven
tion of that denomination ever held in
Oregon was convened at the Congrega
tional church in connection with the
Mid-Columbian association. Following
is the programme :
- " AFTERNOON SESSION.' '
. 2 :00 Prayer for the Sunday school.
' 2 :16 ."What Should a Sunday School
Be?" Rev. E. P. Roberts. Discussion
opened by Mr. B. S. Huntington.
2:45 "Who Can Teach in a Sunday
School?" Mrs. L. M. Livermore. Dis
cussion opened by Mr. J. F. Armor.
3 :15 "Sunday School Organization
How What?" Rev. Mr. Aunx. Dis
cussion opened by Mrs. P. G. Barrett. .
3:45 "The Bible The Lesson
Helps," Rev. C. H. Curtis.. Discussion
opened by Rev. W. C. Curtis.
4 ;15 Consideration of the Home De
4 :30 Closing Praise and Prayer.
730 Praise Service and Question
- '8 :00 "The School The Children
The Parent," Rev. T. H. Henderson. .
8 :3tf "How to Secure the Conversion
of Children," Rav. C. F. Clapp.
The Ladies' Tailor
School of Dress Cutting
Mrs. Brown's Dressmalin Parlors,
Cor. Fourth and Union Sts.,
The Dalles, Or.
Each scholar can bring in her . own
dress and is taught to cut, baste and fin
They are also taught to cut the seam
lesswaist, dartless basque, French bias
darts and most every form of sleeve.
tJCnn the dressmaking department I
keep only competent help.
Dress Cutting a Specialty. .
WILL BE PAXD FOR ANY INFORMATION
leading to the conviction of parties cutting
the ropes or ln any way interfering with the
wires, pole or lamps of Th. 1i.kctric-Light
Co. H. GLENN.
Lots 50x100 feet ; 20-foot alley in each Block. Sold
for Cash or on Installments; Discount
for Cash. No interest. '
FOU SALE IBY
Thompson S: Butts, C. E. Bayard & Co.,
llaworth S- Thiirman, J. M. Huntington & Co,
THE DALLES, OREGON.
The Farm Trust
C. N. SCOTT,
DRY GOODS STORE
Has removed to 177 Second street (French's Block) nearly
opposite his former stand, where he will be pleased to se
his former customers and friends. He carries now a much
larger stock than before and every Department is filled
with the Latest Novelties of the Season. ; ' ' '
GEO: H. THOMPSON ,
.. Notary Public.
' The BEST Investment in the Northwest, for sale by
Thompson & Butts, 114 Second Street,
THE DALLES. OREGON.
Dealers in Real ' Estate and all
. .. Collections Promptly Made.
BOBT. TVT A YSj
MAYS & CROWE,
.,. (Successors to ABEAM8 & STEWART.)
Xletallerai audi Tobtaera iu
Hardware, - Tinware, - Graaiteware, - Woolenware,
SILVERWARE, ETC. "
"Acorn," "Charter Oak" "Argand
STOVES AND RANGES.
Pumps, Pipe, Plumbers' and Steam Fitters' Supplies,
Packing, Building Paper, k
SASH, DOORS, SHINGLES.
Also a complete stock of Carpenters', Blacksmith's and.
Farmers Tools and Fine Shelf Hardware.
The Celebrated R. J. ROBERTS "Warranted" Cutlery, Meriden Cutlery and
.. Tableware, the "Quick Meal" Gasoline Stoves. "Grand" Oil Stoves;
and Anti-Rust Tinware.
AIT Tinning, Plumbing, Pipe Work and Repairing,
will be done on Short Notice.
174, 176, 178 180 SECOND STREET,
H. O. IS IE
Clothier and Tailor,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
G-en-ts" FuimljslxlzLS Goods,
CORNER OF SECOND AND WASHINGTON ST8., THE DALLES, OREGON.
: DEALERS IN
A Hay, Grain and Feed.
No. 122 Cof. Washington and Third. Sts.
& Loan Company,
Wm. A. BANTZ,
Vice-Pres. & Mgr.
W. H. BUTTS,
kinds of Personal Property.
Land Filings Prepared.
Ij. IE. CBOWPi .
THE DALLES, OREGON.