Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Dalles daily chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1948 | View Entire Issue (May 8, 1891)
Th8 My Chroaiele.
FRIDAY. - --
MAY, 8, 1891
Pacific . H Rela- D.t'r SO State
Coast bab. g tive of S. of
Time. Hum Wind Weather.
SA.M 30.00 47 89' 8 fi T Cloudy
IF. II 30.07 84 60 " PtCloudy
Hazimum- temperature, . 56; minimum tem
perature, 46. ". ,
The river Ik standing at 15 7-10 feet above "0.'
. Thk Daiaks, May 7, 1891.
Weatlier forecast till 13 m.,
Friday; fair Slightly warmer.
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
Buyers are offering 5 cents a pound
gross for fat bogs.
; Fishermen on the lower river are said
to have banked their nets because of the
light run of salmon.
' The race track is now under the care
of Andy Allen, and is in better condition
than it ever was before.
Somebody must be catching lots of
trout these days. Graham,, the restau
rant man, had 18 dozen on hand yester
We saw green peas from California
and fresh strawberries from Portland in
. front of the store of W. A. . Kirby today.
The strawberries are 30 cents a box.
.'. Mrs. Harrison was pleased to say that
the reception given the presidential
..party at this place yesterday was one of
the pleasantest they had received on
' their whole trip.
- Very few-fish are being caught here.
Few of the stationary wheels are running
as the river is not yet high enough.
Captain Stone's scow wheel only caught
eighty pounds last night.
Crandall & Burget. today shipped six
single spring mattresses to the Mount
hotel, Hood River. . In ordering them
i Oeorge Herbert said that his , house was
' so full of guests that he wanted some
small beds to put in the hall-way. .
( . 8. Simon, of the Simon house. Walla
' Walla was arrested " last Monday,, and
fined $5 for selling .cigars on Sunday.
Mr. Simon has ' appealed to a higljer
court, basing his appeal on the ground
that as a hotel-keeper he had a right to
supply the wants of his guests.
It is said that the Standard Oil com-
' pany use for their : tin : cons more J than
. .half $be: tin; plated ware that we export,
and it is mentioned as a curious fact that
th whole population of Greece. aod per-
. 'haps of Syria, : draw 'their water from
-cmarble-curbed ' wells, in Philadelphia
A private letter to : Hugh Glenn re
ceived this morning from Joseph Paquet,
the contractor of the new steamboat
line says : "I will ship boat frame, stem,
knees, etc., tomorrow. I intended to go
to The Dalles Monday but I had difficulty
"in procuring some lumber needed which
I. hope to get by tomorrow. It has been
.raining here like thunder and J had a
rough, time getting out the frame, in
TV. His numerous friends .in this . county
Were -pleased to" learn of the appoint
..ment.of W. L. Bradshaw as judge of the
.'7th judicial "district. .We confidently ex
pect that Judge Bradshaw will fill the
position with firmness, impartiality and
ability. He has been engaged in . the
practice of law for ten years, having
graduated from the St. Louis law - school
in 1881 and in the same year was ad
Emitted to 'the 'bar of this state. The
new judge started on Saturday last for
. " Prineville to hold s term of court there.
He was accompanied by District Attor
ney, W. H. Wilson. Wasco Observer.
The following is the list of letters re
maining in The Dalles postoffice, un
called for Friday, May 8, 1891. - Per-
.sons calling for these letters will please
. give date on which they were adver
tised : .
Baker, J B Bowers, George
Bryant, H M Chittenden, W E y
. Estes, James, (2) Fair, M D
.':'Getse, Frank , Guyton, A H ;
. Gun, Jas K- Hayden,. Mr (Black-
' Jackson, WR smith)
? "Martin, J B :Speakman,i John
Steiner, Jacob Smith, Mrs Ella
Smith, G E Thomas Ben
' Thompson, Jas TWarrler, Wm (2)
Ward Harry, Wright, B D (4)
- Winters, 'Mrs Samantha
M..T. Nolan, P. M.
Single Tax Talk.
. . Portland, Or.,-May 7, 1891. "'
, Editor Chkoniclk : The Oregonian re
prints your article and heads it as fol
lows, "A Question for Single, Tax. Men."
.The answer to ypur querry, "Will some
- advocate of the single tax theory tell us
-how a : $62,500 tax can be , raised off
11,600,000 worth of real , estate with a
. smaller levy than 25 mills wheu it takes
: 35 mills of every dollar of two and a half
millions of both kinds, of property to
raise $62,500," probably cannot be done
so long as you allow your assessments to
be made at one-fourth to -one-third of
the value. Let the assessment be made
; upon, the actual land value, that is that
value which the community has placed
. upon it by reason of its presence. Make
- the value $4,500,000 or $5,000,000, which
is nearer the actual value than $1,500,
000, and then see how many mills will
.' be required to raise $62,500. -Why
... should you or I not pay to. the com-
--imunity something for holding personally
what the community creates? -
R. H. Thompson. ' '
, A FLeastng- Incident.
. 'A very pleasing incident of the pre si -dentialvisit,
occurred at. this place yes
terday whch . ; will be-- long . remembered
by those more' immediately concerned,
as exhibiting the gracious disposition of
the lady of the White House as well - as
the familiarity of the president with' the
wants of Eastern Oregon.
; A Chronicle reporter hearing the
facts related in varying version visited
Miss Anne Lang at ber home who kindly
gave us the following :
, -About five years ago the . president,
then Senator Harrison accompanied by
his wife visited ; this coast as one of - a
senatorial commission. The party sep
arated at Portland and Mr, and Mrs.
Harrison started east by the O. R. & N.
Co.'s line, intending to visit their , son
who resided in Montana. On the way
between Portland and The Dalles they
had for a fellow passenger Miss Anne
Lang of this city. As there were only
three or four passengers on the car
Mrs. Harrison introduced herself to Miss
Lang as one who was anxious to learn
something concerning the country and
the river, and its scenery. Miss Lang
pointed out the various points of interest
on the route till Mrs. Harrison had be
come so much interested that she called
her husband who, on their arrival at the
Cascades made particular inquiries as
to the progress of the work going on
there. It so happened that from read
ing proof for her father T. S, Lang
who was then editor of the Wasco Sun
Miss Lang surprised Mr. Harrison by her
familiarity with everything relating to
the locks and a long enquiry was closed
by Senator Harrison saying : "Miss Lang, '
tell your father "the next time the river
and harbor bill comes up Mr, Harrison of
Indiana, will give the Cascade locks his
particular attention, owing to the success
ful lobbying of his daughter." The com
pany separated, at The Dalles,, but proof
was given yesterday that at least the inci
dent was not forgotten by Mrs. Harrison.
It is well known that Mrs. Lang was ap
pointed one of the ladies who should con
vey to Mrs. Harrison the good wishes of
the people, of The Dalles. When Mrs.
Lang was introduced to Mrs. Harrison
that lady immediately said : . "When I
was here before I met a young lady
named f Miss ;' Lang. .- Do - you know
her?" Mrs. Lang replied : "She is my
daughter,": and Mrs. Harrison promptly
requested that the young lady be sent
for as she could never forget the pleasant
day that they had together.- -When Miss
Lang was brought to the ar it was evi
dent that the president also had not for
gotten his former traveling companion
and the short interview with Mrs. Harri
left a very pleasing impression of the
gracioushess of the lady of the ' White
An. Eminently Qualified Official.
. G., J Farley who. hasv been 8 appointed
superintendent of construction of the
Cascades portage railroad is a mechani
cal engineer of, the Academical school of
Toledo,; Ohio.' j Like all other mechanical
engineers he learned a trade and his
was that of blacksmith, and as such he,
at one time, worked in the company's
shops in this city. ' He was formerly
superintendent of construction of part of
the road between "Kalama and Tacoma.
He. filled the same office, on the Pitts
burg and Lake Erie, railroad and also on
the Pennsylvania railroad. He. was in
the employ of the Keystone- Bridge Co.,
of Pittsburg, of the Canton Bridge, Co.,
of Canton, Ohio7 of the King Bridge Co.,
of Cleveland, Ohio, of the' Morse : Bridge
Co., of Youngstown, Ohio, as a practical
bridge builder, and was superintendent
of the Toronto Bridge Co., of Toronto
Canada. He built the iron and steel
bridge at Gait, Ontario, where he was
also superintendent of construction and
was assistant, superintendent at the
construction of the Winnipeg bridge on
the Canadian Pacific railroad. His ap
pointment, as superintendant of con
struction of the Cascades portage road,
was recommended by the highest offi
cials of the Northern and Union Pacific
, , Henry . Peters, a subject of the German
empire, and Charles and John McAl
lister, former subjects of Great Britain
and Ireland, have declared their inten
tion to become citizens of the United
States. '. . .
The couuty court - is in session with a
. Another Faraday Wanted.
. . The steam engine returns, in power
scarcely more- than ten per cent, of the
theoretical energy . of the coal t burned,
and the. most, .important problem on
which Edison' and others are now work
ing is the direct conversion of heat into
electricity, -.by which much of the loss of
energy might be avoided.' - But it almost
seems, Prof .'. Elihu Thomsondeclares,
that. we. must wait for -another ; Faraday
to come forward and show us principles
that are not now known, some relation
between electric energy and heat energy
whereby we can convert even 35 to 40
per cent, of the heat energy into electric
energy. "Look what it means, . should
such a thing come about. The steam
engine - would disappear. The, steam
locomotive would disappear. The appa
ratus to propel the steamship would not
be a steam engine with its reciprocating
motions and racking strain, but would
have that quiet rotary motion which
characterizes the modern electric motor."
From New York tn T
and twentv hours. This in tKo aoiiar..
j ---- u vuv lQUVillull
mg quick time made by the new twin
screw, man steamers, me ; Uolumbia,
Augusta,, Victoria, Normannia and
T?nrsr. Ttismsirlr. -' AtitiI-w fiiv titbara T
- - l l J vj a .
C. Nickelsen, agent in this city. Par
cels and. money forwarded to all parts of
T .-. 1 . 1 . 1
.curope y uiuue express.
BE VIEW 01 SHE LOCAL lABKET.
i ''' . ! f: 5 ;f f if
There has been an improvement in
every branch of business during the
past .week. Our : merchants .have - re
ceived large additions to their stocks ' of
goods, and trade in their line has
naturally increased. In the grain ' mar
ket there has been more activity and
the receipts have been " larger prices
have advanced. The Wasco warehouse
and the ; Diamond mills are paying 80
cents per bushel for good merchantable
wheat ; how long this price will be main
tained is a question, as lower duo tations
are noted in Chicago, New York " and
European markets. Flour has advanced
in sympathy with wheat; best brands
are selling at $4.25 per , barrel in large
quantities. A farther advance may be
expected unless a drop in wheat is real
Wool has come in quite freely during
he past week, prompting buyers to look
this way and several have made their
appearance. Offerings have been made
as high as 18 cents per pound for
clean prime woo, and some that was
very dirty could get but 10 cents per
There is a disposition on the part of
owners to ships instead of holding in
storage, and selling it themselves which
may be a mistake as our market is
usually the best.
The produce market is of a better
tone. Good. potatoes are a little, stiffer
in price and are not quite as plentiful,
while inferior are in abundance
at a decline. Garden vegetables
are rather abundant and bur
markets are well supplied at nominal
prices. Good ranch butter is freely
offered at quotations, a poor quality only
being 35 to 40 cents per roll. Eggs are
still low with no immediate prospect of
an advance. Early spring chickens are
in good demand. A good inquiry is had
for chicks large enough for broil at fair
The Dalles wheat market is firmer at
80 cents per bushel with a lower future.
Oats The oat market is short of
supply with few offerings at quota
tions. We quote, extra clean $1.50 per
cental and inferior $1.35 per cental.
(Barley There i is no , offering , of.
barley. - Quote $l.io per cental sacked.
Flour Best brands. $4.25$4.75 per
barrel ; extra brands $5.75$6.25.
Millstuffs The supply is in excess
of demand. We quote bran and shorts
$20.00 per ton, ; Shorts andmiddlings
Hay Timothy is quoted $17.0018.00.
Wheat hay is limited in ' Supply and has
an upward tendency. Quote, $12.50
$13.00 per ton.. .
L Potatoes Are, coming in freely and
are down in price as the demand is les
sened by the increasing supply. Quote
for table use v65,75 per 1001b.
Butter Is in better supply Quote
A 1 .50 cents per roll which is coming in
more freely and the demand is well sup
plied. Eggs -The market is weak, with a
good supply coming in. at, quotations.
We quote 1214 cents per dozen.
Poultry Is very scarce and sells
freely. ,We quote, average fowls . $4.50
per dozen, 'common $3.00(33.50 per
Hides Prime dry hides are quoted at
04.05 per. pound. , Culls .02
.03. Green .02. Salt .03' 'Sheep
pelts butcher's extra .851.35, ordinary
.50.75 each. ,
Wool The market is not established
yet. .Wool is nominally quoted at .14
1814 per ft.
Beef Beef on foot clean and prime
.03, ordinary .02.
Mutton Wethers are scarce, that is
to say No. 1. . Extra choice sell at $4.50;
common $3.50$4.00 per head.
Hogs Live ; heavy, .04. Medium
weight ' .04, J dressed i -054M.
Bacon and hams sell in the market at
,09.10 cents in round lots.
Lard 5flb .1110; 101b .10J; &40
08.08)6c per pound.
Stock cattle are quoted at $9.0010.00
per head for yearlings and $14.0018.00
' Stock sheep are not on the market, al
though we hear of $2.50 per head being
offered after the shearing or $3.50 per
head with fleece.
Fresh milch cows are quoted from
$25.0p50.00 each, with a very limited
Lumber. Rough lumber $12.00 per, M.'
Portland flooring . No. 1, $30.00 per M.
Portland rustic finish $30.00 per M. - No.
1 cedar shingles $3.00 per M. Lath $3.50
per M. Lime" $2.50 per bbl.
.Before plunging into housecleaning,
consider well the point of a-tack.
School of Dress Cutting
Sirs. Brown's Dressmalinc Parlors,
0or. Fourth and Union Sts.,
The Dalles, Or.
Each scholar can bring in her own
dress and is taught to cut, baste and fin
ish complete. .. ,
They are also taught to cut the seam
less waist, dartless basque, French bias
darts and most every form of sleeve. "
fjffln the dressmaking department I
keep only competent help.
Dress Cutting a Specialty.
There linen at tha hiir iii.iilimil.n m
Church street a family of dogs which are
aS'lateraatuigas any doga . in. the state.
Some of then belong tOffche officials con
nected with the prison and some belong
to the prison itself, but they all live and
eat ' together In perfect harmony. . 'The
most prominent, perhaps, -ta tlw large
Newfoundland, Nellie., the property of
F. H. Crass. - She possesses almost .hu
man intelligence, and there seems hardly
a limit to, her capacity for learning. , She
will, go errands, steal , a hat off the head
of . the wearer or preach to .'yu. , She 'is
the mother of . four curly, clnmsy little
babies, , whose frolicsome gambols she
watches with grave dignity. ,..',.',.
, . Nellie loves her babies very much; in
fact she loves any kind of a child, -And
will play with one , by the hour. Her
master has a little four-year-old girl, and
when Nellie is there to see her they al
ways have a big romp. One of . their
games is hide and seek. ' The little girl
goes and , hides while Nellie is held with
here eyes covered. . ,When the time to
commence looking arrives Nellie scours
the whole place and never fails to, find
the little one. When ; found she gently
takes her by the arm and leads her to her
. Another interesting dog living at the
prison is the great Danish mmrfnff
'Dante." He is a glorious old fellow,
just such a dog as was the. friend of
Little Lord Fanntleroy, and looks fero
cious enough to eat up a man; but he
wouldn't, for he is sweet tempered and
amiable. He does not get a chance to
see many people except the convicts, but
he is very fond of children, and When
they come into the prison yard he fol
lows them around, and , will not leave
them as long as they stay in the yard.
There is also, a fine greyhound, sev
eral hunting dogs and a . saucy little
spaniel that takes liberties with the big
fellows. On pretty days they will have
a romp, and it is a funny thing to see
the greyhound jump clean over the. whole
crowd when they run him too close.
Water That Kiowa lata tfe
.'.There is an interesting .instance, of
water flowing inland from the sea. "It is
found on the. island of Cephalonia, in the
Ionian sea, west of Greece. .The phe-
.nomenon occurs on the. southwest side
of the . island, near the small town and
port of Argpetoli. , Two streams flow at
a short distance from one, straight from
the sea for a few. yards, and .then follow
different courses. One turns at. right
.angles and, runs for some ways , parallel
;with the.shore and close to it. Then it
turns . again toward the sea, and run
ning, of course, deeper and . deeper,
. doubles .completely under itself,, thus
f orrxneg a loop, and finally passes, put of
eight deep down in a landward direction.
, In, its course it turns ,two- . flour mills,
which will give an idea of the strength
. of .the current. . ,There is no tide in the
, sea, , here, and . the .flow of . the salt .water
brook is. perfectly steady and, continuous.
..The, .other , stream . disappears ,in ,the
ground m a similar way. ,, t. , ., (
. , This curjous' phenomenon, has not'at
iaracted . much, . attention because Argos
toli is not on one of the regular, tourist
route., ,, No one knows whkt becomes of
this water, but it probably flows to some
subterranean reservoir, . and it may .have
something jto., do. with - the . earthquakes
. thatjOccur in that neighborhood once in
a long while, or 1 possibly if feeds, some
. distant volcano, for, as is well , known,
the, most ..generally accepted theory of
the cause of -volcanic eruptions is that
they are . due to steam generated . from
water admitted through cracks in , the
earth's .crust or , in some other way.-,
. An Old Tims Editor.
. ... legal friend .reminds :me of old
.Coionel Rogers, who. - published the Bos
ton . Journal , before the war. , ,, He . was
terribly conservative, and. hia paper., was
delivered almost entirely, to.annoalisub
scribers, although a few. copies were on
sale at , the book, stores. . . One 4ay , when
the colonel came down town, he was hor
rified to- see, a boy with some .Journals
under his arm shouting out, " Journal.
4 cents; Journair Dazed for a minute,
. he called, the, boy into a . doorway. , and
asked, "How .many Journals have,, yon
there?" , Told,, he took .oat his purse' and
paid for them. all, and. ordered.,tbe boy
to run home and never to buy . any Jour
nals again.-,. He, was . so .scandalized by
the occurrence that he said he , felt al
most .ashamed to, . meet bis business ac
quaintances for weeks. ;Times changed
, when the war. broke out, and the Jour
nal went on the street like other papers.
Boetoa Letter. .
. Jtad.Tap. .. .,
A distinguished , general in command
of j one of the military .districts, of, the
United Kingdom gave instructions to
an officer serving - under b'Tw, . who . had
special , qualifications .for,, the work, to
prepare a scheme of defense . for one of
the most important ports .under his com
mand. , . This officer,, whose .jjeawas
above , suspicion prepared a , very elab
orate report, c entering into - the most
minute-detaila, which , he , forwarded ac
cording to his orders, j fie heard nothing
further about it for several months, until
at. length -it ; was returned, when be
eagerly looked to see what rmarks the
general-bad., made upon. ,his .work. To
his disgust he, found nothing until he
arrived at the last page of the report,
where was written, "You should .have
used a wider margin! Vanity Fair.
' - ' . : - : .
t BatJneftft la Bnilnnw
i Manufacturer Have you succeeded in
perfectly imitating Good & Company's
goods? i .-, -.. ,-. ,
Superintendent All. of them, sir.
v- Manufacturer Very welL. Get np a
circular warning the public against vile
imitations and put 'em on the market.
New York Weekly.
Thia la a afechanieal Age.
Mrs. Brown (at Mrs. Smith's tea)-i-Oh
dear, that dreadful Miss Smith . is sing
ing again. , I wonder what started her.
Tom Brown (aged eeven)-r-I dropped a
penny down her back, when she -wasn't
looking. London Tit-Bits. ;., .
Lots .50x100 feet; 20-foot alley in each Block. Sole!
for Cash, or on Installments; Discount
for Cash. No interest.
FOR SALE "
Thompson & Butts, C. E Bayard & Co.,
Haworth & Thurman, 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 muck
larger stock than before and every Department is filled
with the Latest Novelties of the Season.
GEO.. H. THOMPSON,
The BEST Investment in the Northwest, for sale by
Thompson & Butts, 114 Second Street
THE DALLES. OREGON.
Dealers in Real Estate arid all kinds of Personal Property.
Collections Promptly Made. Land Filings Prepared.
BOBT. -Kr a -va
MAYS & CROWE,
(Successors to ABKAM8 & STEWART.)
Retailer and Jobtoers lii
Hardware. - TparB, -Iraniteware, - WooHenware,
"Acorn," "Charter Oak" "Arga'rid
STOVES AND RANGES.
Pumps, Pipe, Plumbers' and Steam Fitters' Supplies,
Packing, Building Paper,
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
Tableware, the "Qufck Mealf Gasoline Stoves. "Grand" Oil Stoves
and Anti-Rust .Tinware.
All Tinning, Plumbing,
will "be done
174, 176, 178. 180 SECOND STREET,
H. C. NIELSSN,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
I7at5 apd Caps. Trui?K5' Ualises,
Oenta' Fn trxx 1 fY xa.g Groods, -
CORNER .OF SECOND AND WASHINGTON STS., THE DALLES, OREGON
-: DEALERS IN :-
No. 122 Cor. Washington and Third. Sts.
& Loan Company,
Wm. A. BANTZ,
Vice-Pres. & Mgr.
W. H. BUTTS,
x. IE. co"Wjix
FOB THE :-
-Pipe Work and Repairing;
on Short Notice.
THE DALLES, OREGON.