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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Eu to red a the Postofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as tsecond-class matter.
THURSDAY, - - - - MAR. 30, 1893
Official forecast for twenty-four hours ending
5 p. m. tomorrow.
Thursday clearing, Friday fair, slightly
Stray lilts of
News Gathered From All
It Is not Darwin's theory,
but a loose cuiF makes him think
That ufider the bureau or table
lie may find tbe missing link.
Peters' planing mill is now running at
Thirteen hundredths of an Jnch of
rain fall last night.
The damage caused by yesterday's fire
amounted ta $150; considerable of it re
sulting from water.
Conductor French of the Heppner
branch, eays that it is certain that the
shops will be moved from Albina, and
he has good reason for thinking they
will move to The Dalles.
Surveyors are at work below the
shops, and it is said the line of the road
will be changed so as to dispense with
the time-honored trestle, and will ran
through the yards of the shops, and con
nect with the line again about half a
Thb Chronicle publishes the most re
liable market report of any paper in Or
egon, and is alone worth the price of the
paper. Aside from this its complete re
view of local, county, state and national
news makes it invaluable to all who de
sire a newspaper, in all that the word:
Eoy wanted at this office to learn the
printing trade. One who is steady, in
dustrious and ambitious. Such a one
can find steady employment at Increas
ing wages as his services demand, and
gain a technical knowledge of English
and general information that will be of
valuable service in all his after life.
John Fitzgerald, who is painting the"
iron fence around the court house, is in
doubt whether it is good policy to put
out the sign "paint." He has tried both
wayB. Before the sign was ' hang out,
out of 100 passers-by, 72 passed without
touching, 4 brushed it accidentally, 14
touched it with an air of critical inspec
tion, and looked at their finger, and 10
wanted to see if it was dry. After the
sign was hang out 61 passed without
disturbing it, and 39 touched it to see if
John was telling tbe truth.
The Literary Club.
The Literary club met last evening
with- the Misses Story. The life and
selections from the works of Bryant were
read and discussed, after which a deli
cate luncheon was served, though being
against the rules of the club, could not
be refused when so daintily prepared by
the charming hostesses. Miss. Brooks
and Miss Newman favored the club with
some beautiful instrumental music, and
Mr. Garretson rendered several pleasing
selections on the guitar. After having
spent one of the pleasantest evenings of
the season, all departed for their homes
at late hour. Those present were :
Miss Story, Miss Ruch, Miss Brooks,
Miss Enright, Miss Newman, Miss-Ettie
Story, Miss Annette Michell, Misa Louise
Ruch, Misa Ruth Cooper, Miss Aub
THIS DAY ONLY.
Foster Kids, . . . $1.00
Jouvin, . . . .. . .90
Centemeri, colored . 1.35
Mosquetaire, . . .1.50
Story, Miss Myrtle Michell, Miss lone
Ruch. Messrs. Frank Garretson, Mar
tin Donald, Edward Patterson, M.
Jameson and J. Montgomery.
Looking After Health.
The city council are taking an active
interest in the matter of the sanitary
condition of The Dalles, and a board of
health will probably be appointed Sat
urday night. The matter of framing an
ordinance relating to the matter has
been delegated to a committee,' to be
presented at the meeting and informa
tion has been sought from Portland,
which will also be presented. The
marshal is ex-offlcio health officer, but
as the duties of making formal com
plaints against otherwise admirable citi
zens are not enviable, he lacks that en
couragement which would become a
plain duty were he backed by the moral
support by a committee specially, ap
pointed for the purpose.
Mr. N. Potter of Hood River is in the
Sheriff Ward arrived from Hood River
Rev. J. E. Orchard of Columbus, is in
Mr. Jos. Warner of Nansene is in the
Mrs. C. P. Balch of Dufnr, is regis
tered at the European house.
Miss Gertrude French .returned to
Portland on the morning train.
Mrs. Eliza Young, who has been visit
ing her son left this morning for Albina.
Chas. Hilton, owning: a band of 10,000
leep, will commence shearing on April
Wm. Sundeir of Portland, arrived in
town today and will place the furniture
In J. W. Condon's new house.
Mr. A. G. Barker, general agent of the
Northwestern, and one of the most pop
ular men in the Northwest, is in the
L. S. Hayes, county clerk of Sherman
county, Aleck Scott and Mr. Cushman,
of Moro, arrived in town last night on
Miss Louise Kennedy, daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. H. Kennedy, of Tbe Dalles, is
in the city. She is captain of the As
toria Salvation Army.
, There will be an opening of spring and
bummer millinery on Friday and Satur
day, luarco oisi, ana .apru ibc, ai Mrs.
pe Lyle's stand. 114 Second street.
VMrs. P! Gilliam and daughter Miss
r x i i i i - i -
(uuiue, wno nave Deen visiting jura.
Vlary Cook, a daughter of Mrs. Gilliam,
let t on he .Regulator for her home in
Mr. S. E. Farris of Waiinitia, has re
(turned to the city, and is putting the
la tree t sprinkler in fine trim for active
service, and his presence will be known
un a snort time by laying the dust.
Columbia S L Turner, Matt Schuren,
R E Mulligan. J E Canion. J McFar-
Cland, Portland: W H Nash. J Conard.
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iKelley, W A Tate, White Salmon; J A
pavis, La Grande; Frank Sheely, H
iw samvii, ean Francisco.
In this city, this morning, March
892, to the wife of Paul Kreft, a son.
In this citv. . Wednesdav at 9 n. m
Clara Yeomans Campbell, daughter of
jut. ana mrs. w.E. uampDeil, aged 8
years, 6 months. The funeral will take
place at 8-Mile, the date to be specified
Tuesday an allicrator Docket book, mn
lining papers valuable only to owner
leward if returned to C. J. CoatBworth
All our line of High Novelties
in 5 o-ct. Veilings, 40 cts.
Other Qualities Proportionately
No. l;perpc. .15
" 2, " yd. .05
" 3, " " .06
" 12, "
" 16, " ." .20
We -will give Ten per cent. Discount on all
Laces and Embroidery.
CROP WEATHER BULLETIN, NO I.
The Initial Report of the Fifth Tear
Oregon State Weather service for the
week ending Tuesday, March 28, 1893.
B. R. Pague, local forecast official,
This is the first weekly bulletin of the
5th vear of their issuance. In the past
we have aimed, and it is hoped succeed
ed, to have the entire state thoroughly,
promptly and accurately reported in
these bulletins; the information, which
they contain is for the public, to be used
by those who are interested, as the mer
chant carefully seeks information rela
tive to tbe supply and demand of that
which he has for sale, so much the more
should the farmer, who produces, seeks
for information relative to tbe prospects,
supply and demand of that which he
produces. Manufacturers and producers
of all commodities guide their business
entirely by such information and statis
tics as they can obtain, at great expense
to them too, hence it behooves the far
mer, the buyer, the consumer to seek in
formation from these reports, furnished
at the expense of the United States by
the direction of the secretary of agricul
ture for tbe benefit of the whole people.
To disseminate information at the
world's fair, concerning Oregon's current
weather and crop statistics, the Oregon
world's fair commission have made ar
rangements with this bureau to have as
telegraph on Tuesday of each week a
brief resume of Oregon's weather and
crops. This telegram will be plainly
written on a blackboard made for the
purpose and displayed at the Oregon ex
hibit thua furnishing information to
millions concerning our climate and our
THE PAST WINTER.
Winter, so called, is yet with as. The
temperature varies from 35 to GO degrees,
but the weather is cloudy and the rains
are frequent, though not heavy.
Throughout the state the -temperature
is from two to five degrees a day below
the normal and the rainfall is deficient
for the period from July 1st last to date
from 35 to 30 per cent. The winter was
devoid of any marked low temperatures ;
about January 1st the lowest tempera
tures were recorded. In the mountains
and higher elevations of Eastern Oregon
it was 3 to 21 degrees below zero. To the
west of the Cascades it was from 5 to 20
degrees above zero. The marked feature
of the winter was the heavy snowfall,
especially west of the Cascades from De
cember 20th to 25th and from January
27th to February 5th. The snowfall in
sections was unprecedented. Over the
wheat area of tbe state the snow fell and
ormed a covering for the fall-sown
wheat, during the period of the extreme
cold. . '
The snow was generally lighter over
the stock country, and reports indicate
the stock to be in good condition and
that there has been a very small per
centage lost. More were lost by being
killed by coyotes and wild cats than
those that died from the lack of food and
The acreage of wheat has been greatly
increased, in some counties to a very
large extent. The amount of wheat
seeded, or" that will be, will make an
acreage larger even than the immense
acreage of 1801, when it was 635,000
acres, from which fourteen million bash
els of wheat ivere harvested.
Reports from all parts of the state
show that there is not even an almond
We are Showing
a Handsome Line
of Spring Wraps.
tree in bloom yet. In 1889on March
22d, the peach, almond, cherrv, apple
and plum trees were in full bloom; in
1890 the fruit trees were in bloom on
April 2d ; in 1891 the buds were back -ward,
but on March 28th many fruit
trees were in bloom, and in 1892 on
April 2d the fruit trees can be said to
be in bloom." Pruning of fruit trees is
about done; but few orchards, if any,
have been so far cultivated. The buds
are swelling now, and in a few sections
color can be seen on the ends. Present
conditions and. indications point to a
most favorable fruit year. The acreage
of fruit has been greatly increased, this
is especially true of peach, prune, pear
and apple trees. Spraying has been
commenced in Jackson county.
Very little plowing has been, done bo
far this spring. The soil is very wet
and quite cold. The rains considerably
delay spring work. .
The principal increase in this year's
growth will be in wheat, fruit and hops;
the latter appears to bp very generally
increased. . Reports all indicate unusual
activity in agricultural and horticultural
operations, and both start out under the
most favorable auspices for a successful
year. The. cold, damp season, retarding
bloom as it is, will materially assist the
fruit production of the year; it prevents
growth to grain,.but allows of its stool-
ing and rooting.
While the present looka favorable for
a successful year, it should be borne in
mind that in years past, April lrosts
have injured fruit and a few days dry,
hot winds in June have cut the expected
yield in wheat from 30 to 10 bushels per
A BEAUTIFUL WINDOW.
Pease & Slays Present an Allegory
In Banting and Cambric. .
The middle window of Pease & Mays'
dry goods establishment presents a beau
tiful appearance in its Easter decora
tions. The back-ground represents a
blue Bky full of white clouds. In the
center of the sky is suspended a beauti
ful doll, representing an angel with the
"good tidings of great joy," carrying in
one hand a gilded trumpet and in the
other a card bearing the words "Easter
. In the center of the window is a doa
ble arch of gold, hung with gilded eggs
and trimmed with white handkerchiefs,
under which is a large mirror. At the
back of the window on either side are
two mirrors, giving the 'appearance of
"the sea beyond," and on either side of
these stand two crosses covered with
white silk handkerchiefs.
The whole is very dainty and gives an
unique and exquisite effect and reflects
great credit on the decorator, Mr. Briggs.
It-is certainly the most beautiful win
dow ever seen in the city and a gentle
man from Cal. was heard to remark that
he had never before seen anything of
this kind more pleasing to the eye.
Ice cream, cream soda, soda water,
etc., at Columbia Candy factory.
Good Templars Attention.
A special meeting is hereby called for
Friday evening, March 31st, at 8 o'clock
p. m. A full attendance is requested.
By order of
Annkttb Sylvester, W. C. T,
Frank B laker, Secretary." .
Shiloh's cure, the Great Cough and
Croup Cure, is for sale by Snipes & Kin
ersly. Pocket Bize contains twenty-five
doses, only 25c. Children love it. Sold
by Snipes & Kinersly.
THIS DAY ONLY.
IN PLAIN FIGURES
THE DALLES MARKETS.
Thursday, March 30th 1893. While
there is an improvement in business
circles, it is far from being satisfactory.
Our merchants have laid in large stocks
of general merchandise anticipating an
increased activity as the season opened ;
but the late, backward spring has held
trade in check and a seeming dullness is
experienced. The farming interests are
now in full force, and consequently there
is a disposition to delay purchases until
necessity compels attention to the needs.
The favorable and promising outlook for
the farming classes, and also for the
stock interests, however, gives a general
feeling of confidence for an increased
activity in all branches of business
throughout the. country duriug the eea
son. Markets are quiet in consequence and
prices in dry goods and groceries remain
steady at former quotations.
In staple groceries sugars have under
gone no change, but conee has been
ehaded a trifle. Rice has likewise de
clined to b4 to 6 cents per 100 pound F
sack. Syrnps remain eteady at former
Stock salt has declined to $13.50 per
ton. Liverpool salt is correspondingly
down. - v
' Hardware quotations remain without
change on former base calculations.
Bacon, country cured, is held at for
mer figures. Eastern prices are rather
in advance of home quotations.'
Country produce is in fair supply, al
though eggs, while quotable at 15 and 16
To Our Customers
And the Public in G-eneral:
Once More to the Front,
Where our prices will ALWAYS be the Lowest'
We propose to make a slaughter, and will throw onr entire stock on the mar
ket at slaughter prices to make room for our mammoth new stock this season.
We will give you
In Dress Goods
Hats and Caps
Gents' Furnishing Goods
Boots, Shoes and Slippers
Embroideries, Laces, Curtains
In fact all of the above will be sold cheaper than you can
buy them elsewhere - - - Come and see.
S. Sc ZLST. HAHRIS,
Cor. Court and Second Sts., The Dalles, Or.
HATS FOR EVERYBODY
WE HAVE IN STOCK ALL THE
New Styles for Spring and Summer,
JOHN C. HERTZ,
109 SECOND STREET. THE DALLES. OREGON.
Pease & Mays.
cents per dozen, are rather scarce and
have an upward tendency
Fresh roll butter is not as freely
offered and is firmer at a slight advance,
Potatoes and onions continue to ar
rive and prices are steady without any
change to note. While there is a seem-;
ing scarcity of other indapf vegetables,
the supply is quite adequate for the de
mand, and prices'continue the same.
Green apples are held at an advance,
and $2 to $2.50 per bushel or box is
asked by producers. . ; , t
Poultry is very scarce, especially good
farm fowls, and find a ready: market at
$4 for common, and $5 per dozen for
extra large and choice., -
Beef cattle and mutton sheep quota
tions' remain: steady with a downward
Building material is 10 ' to 15 per cent
dearer this season..
Lime is quoted at $1.75 per bbl.;
cement, $4.50 ; plaster, $437 ; lath," $2.75.
Lumber Rough lumber No. 1. $12 M,
SiO. 2 $10 M. DreBsed flooring and rua-
t'-c, No. 1 $28 M, No. 2 $24, No. 3 $18.
Finishing lumber; $25$32.50. Sawed
shingles $2.75 per M. Lime, $1.75 per
bbl ; plaster, $4.75 per bbl ; cement,
$4.50 per bbl; hair, 7 cents per lb;
white lead, 7 cents per lb ; mixed paints,.
$1.60$1.75 per gal; boiled linseed oil,
65 cents per gal. .
From now nntll April 8th, cabinet
photos $2.00 per dozen at Flowerday'a
gallery, second door from Times Moun
taineer office" on Court street. . Satisajf
factory work guaranteed.