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CHANGES OF THE WORLD.
For the World's Fair.
Saturday, April 8th,
o At 20 Per Cent. o
Another invoice of Dress Goods
The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
gntered a the Postofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
- - APR. 6, 1893
Official forecast for tycenty-fonr hour ending
5 p. m. tomorrow.
Thursday and Friday, light
slightly cooler weater.
Maximum temperature, 53
Minimum temperature, 43.
River. 9-6 feet above zero.
And Other Sawed-on Paragraphs Hast
lie loved a blushing maiden.
But his soul wus full of fear;
So he spoke into a phonograph
The words he'd have her hear.
Her father moved the lever,
And lefore the day was done.
That phonogTaph wus guarded
By ii bulldog and a gun.
More Japanese passed through today.
The governor's party are expected
tonight or tomorrow.
Fresh lettuce, spinach, onions, Ecal
iions, etc., grown at home, are plentiful
in the markets.
The two families who came in yester
day from Virginia, left on the boat this
morning for Lyle.
The year 1893 began on Sunday and
it will finish on Sunday, so that it will
contain fifty-three Sundays.
The barometer indicated at 8 o'clock
this morning, 29.20 local, which is very
low, indicating that there must be a ter
rible storm raging off the coast.
We were shown today a small branch
of a fruit tree upon which were some
caterpillars just hatched out. It is quite
early for their appearance, and in view
of the cool weather of the last week or
two, is considered remarkable.
Hugh Farmer lost
About a week ago the horse, which was
a spirited animal, reared up against a
fence, when a sliver penetrated back of
a foreleg for about eight inches, the
wound ranging dangerously near the
vital organs. He survived the injury
until yesterday, suffering intensly the
The handsomest bicycle in town is
that owned by Fred Houghton, of this
city, which he received this morning.
It is a beautiful machine and weighs
but forty poundjB. The wheels are pro-
Tided with pneumatic tires, which are
calculated to make it run steadier andl
with much greater speed than the old!
models. There are other improvements
and the fine finish of the bicycle makes
it a piece of property of which anyona
might well be proud. J
Senator DolpET who was quite ill at
the close of the last session of congress,
is improving very slowly, and is far from
his original self in point of health. He
intends to remain in Washington with
his family until the schools close, when
he will probably go with all of them to
the world's fair. After taking in that
great exhibition, the senator and his
family will seek some quiet resort to
pass the summer, so that he may re
cuperate for the work of the next session.
He does not intend to do any more at
present than is actually necessary, as be
desires to regain his health.
Subscribe for The Daily Chbonicle.
order was placed late, we did not
not receive our stock early in the
Not wishing to carry any over,
THAN THE MARKED PRICE.
just placed on sale.
all goods marked
in Plain Figures.
The Medal Contests.
The Deforest contests are doing a
great work all over the land. It is
arousing the latent talent of the youth
who would otherwise never know them
selves to be possessed of such.
"Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark unfathomcd caves of ocean bear
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen
And waste its sweetness on thedesert air."
"Some mute inglorious Milton, some
Cromwell, guiltless of his country's
blood." Such as these the inspired
writer of Gray's ilElegy" had in mind,
whom opportunity failed to raise to
the highest pedestal. The medal con
tests furnish opportunity for those who
have natural aptitude, and brings it out
from the obscurity by which it would
perish. And how will this benefit soci
ety? Aside from the education designed
in the cause of prohibition, it makes en
tertainers for drawing rooms, educates
young people to enjoy and use chaste
English, giveajthem grand ideas to think
about, excluding a share of vicious ideas
with which they may become contamin
ated. In short, it encourages a love of
all that is grand in poetry and prose,
and insensibly inclines the plastic mind
of youth to the side of virtue, truth and
The literary club
Michell last evening. "Burns" was the
topic of the evening, and a discussion of
some of his 'poems was thorougly en
joyed, as was also the music after
ward. The young gentleman present,
regardless of the strict rules against re
freshments, and, as is usual with their
sex, thinking nothing complete without
the aforesaid " substantial s," loaded their
pockets with oranges, bananas, candy,
etc., and, with a very little persuasion,
a dispensation &was granted and the
rule laid aside. Present, Mrs. Sherman,
(Miss Ruch, Miss Story, Miss Henrich-
sen, Miss Newman, IMiss Brooks, Miss
Annette Michell, Miss Louise Ruch,
Miss Etta Story, Miss Ruth Cooper,
Miss Myrtle Michell, Capt. Sherman,
Mr. F. Garretson, Mr. M. Jameson, Mr.
Ed. Patterson, Mr'. Riddell.
Tuesday evening about six o'clock,
Mrs. Peter Zimmering dropped dead
while walking along the railroad track
near Pendleton. She was a pioneer and
kept a hotel at Umatilla Landing when
the Oregon Railway and Navigation
company were building their line through
this country. Her name was then Mrs.
Theodore and all the railroad employes
were sure to patronize her hotel. Since
that time she has lived at different
places on the Union Pacific line in East
ern Oregon. At the time of her death
she was fifty-two years of age, and a
devoted member of the Catholic church.
Spry Old Maine People.
Maine is noted for her bale and spry
old people. Ex-Gov. Garcelon, in tew
iston, eighty-five years old, is an active
rider and driver of fast horses, of which
his stables contain twenty-three fine
animals. Mrs. Jonathan Dow, of Deer
Isle, eighty years old, has knitted forty
pairs of stockings and woven two hun
dred yards of rag carpeting and one
hundred yards of cloth during the past
season in odd moments snatched from
her general housework and the care of
a flock of hens. Mrs. Joanna Bunker,
of West Trenton, eighty-seven years
old, has just finished a waistcoat which
she cut and made without the use of
glasses. Mr. Bobbins, also of Deer
Isle, is seventy-six, and, last year,
besides doing much repairing to
vehicles, he made all the woodwork for
four carts, one jigger, a double-seated
wagon and a horse sled.
A Pioneer Dead.
Daniel Dodge Bailey, a well-known
pioneer, died at Tillamook March 29th.
Nearly all earlv settlers of Oregon knew
Daniel D. Bailey. He came to Oregon
in 1844. In 1845 he settled in Chehalem
valley, Yamhill county, where he lived
till 1862. He has spent the last thirty
years of his life on the Tillamook bay
where now is Garibaldi.
Ralph Guichard, a Walla Walla drug
gist, is in the city.
Mr. D. Allen, formerly of this city, is
up from Portland.
Dr. Chas. Adams and Chas. Hinkle of
Glen wood, Wash., arrived in the city
Mrs. Geo. A. Liebe was called to Port
land by a telegram announcing the sick
ness of her son Alfred. It is appre
hended the disease is typhoid fever.
She left on last evening's train.
Columbia hotel J D Nester, wife and
four children, R Dickerson, wife and
three children, E B Hylton, Virginia;
R E Mulligan, E M Ray, T Green, J
Hendrickson, Portland; G W Felker,
Oakland, Cal ; Wm Anderson, Pendle
ton ; V D Davis, C Davis, Vancouver ;
J E Hollander, Spokane ; MrsL Pointer
and three children, Hartland; H Boyd,
V McLarral, Tekoa, Wash ;
G Batson, Chicago, 111 ; J F Gillemiat,
Kay Creek ; J Brown, George Hall, Cas
cade Locks ; h Lewis, L'naries farker,
THE DALLES MARKETS.
Tbubsbay, April 6. The stormy
weather of the past week has had a de
moralizing effect on business, and trade
hn consequence is almost paralyzed
Our merchants have in stock a large
ssortment of general merchandise, and
rders that have come in from the m-
erior are held in check on account of
he present condition of the roads.
'rices remain steady without any ma
terial change to note.
In country produce there is no change
in supply or quotation, unless it be in
potatoes which are experiencing a slight
The wool market is bare of old wool,
and the new clip has not begun, although
will within the next fortnight. The
fleece of the sheep bands is pronounced
as being of excellent staple and will be
put on the market in a better condition
than formerly. The season has not ar
rived for quotations, and the market
cannot be said to be open enough to.
make calculations upon prices.
I he cereal market is somewhat more
encouraging. Foreign advices indicate
a better feeling abroad and a disposition
to advance futures. Our own markets
are dull and really lifeless. There is
very small quantity of wheat offering
and the quotations do not vary from
those given some time ago.
Shade and ornamental trees, flower
ing shrubs and vines, hedge plants, etc
cheap at Mission Gardens.
One lot, with a good dwelling and out
buildings situated west of the Academy
grounds, and fronting Liberty street on
the east, is for sale at a bargain. Terms
easv. Apply at this office for inform a
tion. Title perfect.
A young lady with good references
wishes situation in private family. Ap
ply at this office.
A nicely furnished room in good loca
tion with or without board. Apply at
this office. tf,-
Row They Were Made, and the Animals
Belonging to Bach.
In a previous article I have given a
brief description of the great fossil beds
of the John Days river region. An idea
as to how they were formed might be of
interest. To begin with, we must, of
course, draw somewhat on the imagina
tion as to time, and go back into the
dark ages of the past, many, very many,
thousand years ago, when man was un
known upon at least this part of the
earth. We will picture to ourselves a
vast region of luxuriant forests of trop
ical and semi-tropical trees and plants ;
rank growths of succulent herbage,
teeming with these strange types of
animal life. There were great lakes,
with rivers and creeks flowing into
them. Fearful rains at times fell upon
this region, causing those streams to
become swollen torrents, such as are at
present so common in some portions of
the earth. These ancient floods swept
down their debris of all kinds, including
the remains of vast numbers of queer
beasts, into the waters of lakes, as is the
case in regions of the earth today where
animal life is abundant. There theyi
become in time buried in the mud at
the bottom of the lake. There we will
leave them, for it is many ages, perhaps,
before tbey are again brought to the
light of day. And what changes are
wrought in this world while they are
lying there. There come mighty con
vulsions, which change the whole aspect
of nature. In places mountains are
thrown up where the plain once was.
Great fissures are formed in the surface
of the earth, through which mighty
streams of lave pour out and cover the
face of this once lovely land. Then all
is quiet, dark and desolate. After a
while small streams of water again ap
pear, running now from new-made
mountains through' the parched and
barren waste. For long and dreary
years they murmur along; they wear
away the barren rock ; new soil is made ;
rivers are again formed. Ages pass, and
the rivers wear away the rocks ; new
lakes are made ; a different form of life
appears. Then again, these same fearful
tragedies of nature re-occur. The lava
runs down the mountain slopes; stifling
clouds of sickening vapors fill the air ;
volcanoes send down great showers of
ashes upon the fearful scene ; the lakes
are filled with them. Quiet is at last
restored, and then again begins nature's
work of .reparation. The small streams
again resume their journey toward the
sea. These great upheavals have made
their task an easy one. They travel on
ward and unite with one another.
Large rivers are formed, but the lakes
are gone. in tneir steau wiiu ana
rugged mountains rear their heads ; but
the world is again at peace. Other ages
pass away and there comes man upon
the scene to search among these mighty
rnins and to draw as yet dim pictures of
the wondrous powers of the Mighty One
who rules it all.
After drawing this feeble outline of
the causes producing such vast changes
upon the face of this region, we will
now deal with what is here today left
us to see with our own eyes and to won
der as to where it all will lead.
In the first great upheaval of this re
gion, a vast lake or series oi lanes ex
tended over a great portion of this re
gion. The contents of the beds of these
lakes, we now find in the older fossil
beds or the ones known as the John
Day beds, that being the place where
they were first found. These beds cover
quite an area along the great gorges of
that river and its tributaries, and con
tain a wonderful supply of very valua
ble fossils. These are known as belong
ing to the miocine, or middle period of
the tertiary age. Here are found many
remains of strong beasts of long ago, and
although some of these have kindred liv
ing upon the earth at present, their forms
have greatly changed. We find here the
little animal called the auchithereum or,
as it ia sometimes called, the miohippus,
from the miocine period, in which it is
found. This animal is now conceded by
all who believe in the evolution theory
to be the ancestor of the horse, and "re
mains of it are found in a somewhat
different form in a much older period
than the one of which we write. There
were also animals of the rhinoceros kind.
Cat-like animals were very numerous.
A great many species are found, and
some are of great size. One in particu
lar I will mention was as large perhaps
as the great man-eating, tiger of India.
He had great canine teeth or tusks six
inches long, held by massive jaws.
These mighty tusks were somewhat flat
tened and in shape were little unlike a
dagger, with serrated edges t. ., with
edges like a sickle used for cutting grain.
I had the fortune to find a perfect skull
of one of the these several years ago,
which is in the collection of Prof. Cope,
at Philadelphia. It would require much
space to tell of all the wonders found in
this, one of the most interesting of all
fossil fields on earth. Great quantities
still are there, and new wonders are
brought to light each year by the rains
and melting snow, to be carried away by
strangers to foreign lands, away from the
land where they have lain since long be
fore man was known. L. 8. D.
Shiloh's Vitalizer is what you need for
dvsnensia. tormd liver, yellow skin or
kidney trouble. It is guaranteed to
give vou satisfaction. Price 74c. Sold
by Snipes & Kinersly, druggists.
Senator Matlock came home from
Portland this morning, and was asked
about the progress of preparations for
Oregon's world's fair exhibit. He re
plied that the exhibits are now nearly
all in at Portland, where the work of
packing for shipment is busily in pro
gress. This is for the forestry and agri
cultural displays, which will be started
the last of this week for Chicago in five
cars. There will be a good display of
Oregon's agricultural products, grains,
wheats, grasses, wools, etc. One feature
consists of 140 different varieties of
grain, grown in one place, the Belsbaw
farm, near Eugene, In the forestry dis
play is embraced many fine specimens
of the native woods of the state. A
little house, ten feet square, built of the
different woods Oregon produces, will be
a feature. The cost of constructing it
was $500. Eastern Oregon is well rep
resented in the exhibit, Mr. Matlock
having forwarded a good collection of
our products to Portland. There are
fine grains and handsome wood speci
mens, tamarack, black pine, quaking
asp, etc. During the season of fruits
and vegetables Oregon's capabilities in
this line will be shown at Chicago.
Senator Matlock will not go east to at
tend the exposition until September.
W. N. Matlock, who i a Umatilla
county product himself, will probably
accompany the exhibit. East Orego-nian.
TO CLEAN SPECTACLES.
Use a Bank mil of Largo Denomination,
and Be Happy.
"It's the greatest idea in the world,"
said a guest of a St. Louis hotel, rub
bing his glasses with a fifty-dollar bill,
according to the Globe-Democrat.
"Now, I can't see ten feet without my
glasses, and glasses have a tendency to
become blurred, you know.
"Now, I have worn spectacles con
stantly for over twenty-five years, and
I have, in a small way, made a study of
them. A linen handkerchief does not
clean them well, and a silk is always
sure to leave a thread sticking to the
"Paper is no account, as it leaves
specks on the glass. Cotton is sure to
leave a lot of lint behind it. Chamois is
too thick, and kid don't do at all. I've
tried them all, and I know. The thing
to use, my boy, is a bank note; it cleans
the glasses beautifully and leaves noth
ing behind it.
"Of course, it isn't necessary to use a
fifty every time, but I happened to have
this one loose in my pocket and I'm ex
pecting a friend along in a minute and
I wanted to make an impression. Yes,
they say bills carry disease with them,
but I ain't afraid much. I've never
caught anything from them. You can
use a one as well as a fifty, but use a
fifty if you can; there's more money
A noo killed at Scio, Ore. . was found
to have two perfect stomachs and two
complete sets of intestines. The owner
never noticed anything unusual about
the animal when it was alive except
that it had a wonderful appetite.
A sox-vesomocs South African snake
(dasypeltis scabra) lives entirely on
bird's eecrs. Each ecsr is swallowed
whole, and ,.by a muscular contraction
of the gullet its contents flow into the
stomach, while the shell is rejected by
the mouth in the form of a pellet.
Sam Hop & Co. wish to inform the
public that they have a very superior
waBher and ironer from Portland.
Money to Loan.
I haVe money to loan on short time
loans. Geo. W. Rowland.
To Our Customers
And the Public in General :
Once More to the Front,
Where our prices will ALWAYS be the Lowest.
We propose to make a slaughter, and will throw our 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. &c ZlnT. HARRIS,
Cor. Court and Second Sts., The Dalles, Or.
HATS FOR EVERYBODY
WE HAVE IN STOCK ALL THE
New Styles for Sprin
109 SECOND STREET.
The Bed Front.
Mr. C. L. Schmidt is now in possession
of the Red Front grocery store, formerly
occupied by John Booth, and he wonld
like to have his friends and the public in
general call on him and inspect his
line of fine groceries, fresh California
vegetables, etc., etc. This store has long
been popular by reason of the careful
attention to business and enterprise of
its former management, and the new
owner proposes to maintain the excellent
reputation it has deservedly secured.
John W. Bookw alter, the Ohio mil
lionaire, said the other day: "I cannot
tell you how much money I have spent
trying to build a machine which would
fly. But I think that I have a model
under way now that will solve the prot
lem." My wife was confined to her bed for
over two months with a very severe at
tack ot rheumatism. We could get
nothing that would afford htr any re
lief, and as a last resort gave Chamber
lain's Pain Balm a trial. To our great
surprise she began to improve after the
first application, and by using it regu
larly she was soon able to get up and
attend to her house work. E. H. John
son, of C. J. Knutson & Co., Kensington,
Minn. 50 cent bottles for sale by Blake
ley & Houghton.
Three miles an hour is about the av
erage speed of the gulf stream. At
certain places, however, it attains a
speed of fifty-one miles an hour, the
extraordinary rapidity of the current
giving the surface the appearance of a
sheet of fire.
The poets sing, in dainty rhymes.
Of summer days and sunny climes,
Of beauteous maidens, passing fair,
With witching eyes and waving hair.
Till near the end you're apt to see
'Tis but an ad. for P. F. P.
that is Pierce's Favorite Prescription,
the infallible and guaranteed remedy
for all kinds of female -weakness, which
cures the ailments of feeble, "run
down" and debilitated women, and re
stores them to youthfulness and beauty
once more. The price of this royal
remedy, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion, is but $1 a bottle, and money re
funded in every case if it doesn't give
satisfaction. See guarantee on bottle
East Dd, 5eeond St., -
East of Wingate Hall, and opposite Wesola'a
Tailor Shop, The Delles, Or.
All Work Guaranteed.
The Boston Tailor,
East End Second St.
Suits Made to Order from
Pants from $5.00 up.
Perfect Fit Guaranteed.
THE DALLES. OREGON.
g and Summer,