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The Dalles Daily Chyoniele.
entered a the Postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon,
us second-class matter.
MAY 9, 1893
Ojfieial forecast for twenty-four hourt ending
5 p. m. tomorrow.
Wednesday and Thursday,
Maximum temperature, 73.
Minimum temperature, 46.
River. 20.5 feet above zero. Yester
Newslets to Be Digested at the
Oil drillers struck n Chinaman s queue.
By dextrous handling they pulled him thiueue
Now U. 8. officers are on his tracks
To make him pay immigration tacks
Hammer and needle social tonight.
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Several wool teams came in last event
The river has risen 6 inches since 4
Mr. Blount is to be appointed in in is
ter-resident to Hawaii.
Best Klickitat wheat was sold today)
at 60 cents per bushel.
Mr. Horace Rice of 15-Mile sold his
lower farm the other day to a gentleman
from the Willamette.
Emanuel Loconnear renounced his
allegiance to France to day and expresses
his willingness to vote at the next gen
It is generally conceded at Chicago
that Oregon will take first prize for or
chard fruits, Washington and Idaho
coming a close second.
President Webb, of tha Wagner Car
Company will pass through for the east
tonight. George Gould now in San
Francisco, will pass through later in the
It is whispered in railroad circles that
there will be a big cut in rates to Chi
cago before the end of this month. The
Canadian Pacific proposes to take a hand
in the game very soon.
The present warm weather if con
tinued for a week, will raise the Colum
bia to a dangerous level. For the 24
hours preceding 8 o'clock this morning
it rose one and one half feet
From private letters weJeafntbat i
alleged mining excitement in Douglas
county is foundationless. Not more than
25 cents can be panned out in a day's
work, instead of $2.50 as reported
The large scow belongmg--te---tEeTn-
land Telephone company reached T7ma
tilla yesterday. Poles are set to within
two miles of the town and they are pro
gressing at the rate of a mile and a hal f
Owing to sickness in the family of
Mrs. Jenkins at Rockland, the Ladies
Aid Society of the Christian church will
hold their meeting at the residence of
Mrs. C. E. Bayard Thursday next at
2:30 p. m.
The steam shovel, operating near Mo
flier, broke down yesterday while at
work, and came immediately to The
Dalles for repairs. It was fixed up
again by 10 o'clock this morning. It
occasioned a delay of about 12 hours.
Mr. Max Blank will begin work on hia
brick yard on Monday next, and push
it with vigor for the three months. He
B UK BIST
this season, which will be a larger out
put than has been made in this vicinity
for a great many years.
Carey Crawford, a popular young man
of Albany, was crowded off the boat on
a returning picnic excursion on the
Willamette and drowned.
F. W. L. Skibbe asked a. settlement
from a patron today, and the fellow re
sponded with a blow. A peacemaker
rushing in got the effect of it, and the
assailant was to have been arrested, but
skipped out before the arrival of the
Mr. A. C. Sanfovd has received the
patent for his "castor axle" invention.
This invention, though simple, is a very
valuable one, used as it is intended, the
axle for the left or nigh front wheel of
the gang plow.
DRAGGED TO DEATH.
Arthur Jenkins Killed lv a Horse
While Looking for Cows.
A Arthur, the 10-year-old son of Rev. J.
W' Jenkils, was killed last evening near
Grand Dalles. About dusk he mounted
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a horse to drive in the milch caws, tak-
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rope waa fa8tened around the horse's
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and the remainder was coiled
around his arm. No bridle was used.
He did not return and his frightened
relatives and neighbors hunted all night
for him. Their search was not rewarded
until this morning at daylight, when the
seachers came upon the corpse of the
poor little fellow tangled in the rope,
where he lay concealedjamong the brush.
He was found by his father and Mr. F.
The horse was lound during the night,
and then the worst was feared, though
they still hoped that the spark of life
was not extinct, and that he would tbe
found at the most badly wounded.
When they came upon him, however, ne
was quite dead, oneLside of his head hav
ing been crushed. Traces were found iri
the sand which marked the scene of the
struggle. The parents are heartbroken
over the affair. Two little girls are left.
They have the sympathy of the com
munity in their sad bereavement.
The funeral services over the remains
of Arthur Jenkins occurs tomorrow.
.tatner Harnett will conduct services at
the house in North Dalles at 10 a. m.
eleven o'clock Rev. W. C. Curtis will
nduct a service at the Congregational
Rev. Mr. Jenkins will withdraw his
appointment to preach at Dufur Sunday
Spare the Pheasants.
It is reported that several Chinese
heasants have been seen on Chenoweth
creek. If it be correct, it is probable
they are those that were hatched by Mr.
A. J. Anderson and let go as soon as
they were old enough to take care of
themselves. It is to be hoped that- the
gunners will spare them, and through
this little start, in a few years this sec
tion will be stocked with these pretty
game birds. The game law makes it a
misdemeanor to kill Chinese pheasants.
It is probable that they will not be
killed except through ignorance, but it
should also be remembered that crime
is not excused on account of ignorance.
May 9. C. E. Hill and Levina Hill to
School Dist. No. 23, land in section 34,
tp 1 north, range 13 east W. M. $1 and
f other good and valuable considerations.
May 9. Horace Rise and wife to W.
E. Henrici and wife, 160 acres in section
ALL GOODS MARKED
'JV in Plain Figures.
A GOOD SHOWING.
Keliable Report that Day Bros. Are
Cascade Locks, Or., May 10th, 1893.
Editor Chronicle :
A trip down the picturesque middle
Columbia aboard the Regulator with
Captain Sherman and his crew, deserves
more than a passing notice, but believ
ing that you readers are more interested
just now in knowing just what is being
done here towards opening the grand old
river navigation, what the contractors
are doing, and what the government
knew, I set myself at once to the task
of finding out, not by the usual method
of an hour's superficial view of the im
mense hole-in-the-ground, between
boats, but by interviews with Lieut.
Taylor with the contractors, and leading
citizens of the Locks, also by personal
visits to the Herman creek quarry and
other points of interest, and as a result
of these inquiries, extending over two
days so far. While I do not pretend to
know it all by a long shot, yet my eyes
have been opened to some facts that may
interest you. In the first place it is un
fortunate that a feeling has been grow
ing, incited, no doubt by enemies of the
work, that there existed a certain
amount of friction between the officer in
charge of government works here and
the contractors. Mr. Day, who is evi
dently an experienced business man,
and who is now working on the third
government contract of this firm, knows
thoroughly his own right and respects
the rights of the officer in charge. He
is emphatic in the assertion that he has
asked nothing of Lieut. Taylor, but what
that gentleman has courteously con
ceded ; that he has asked nothing to
which he was not entitled under the
terms of contract, except in those minor
matters of detail which will arise, and
in these he has been met with civility
Lieut. Taylor expresses himself as
ryell pleased with the contractor's work
sb far and confirms his statements as to
thVpleasant business relations existing
between them. I had an opportunity of
seeingSsome of the working plans pre
pared ilk Lieut. Taylor's office for the
guidanceAof the contractors, and was
impressed flrith the fact of their thor
oughness of detail and how almost im
possible it woVld be for disagreement
between the t wo as Jong as these in
structions and details are carried out
conscientiously. Mr. Day says that the
preparation of these detailed plans saves
him a large item of trouble and expense,
and as he not only intends but is pre
paring to carry them outfae can see no
reason either for friction between parties
or for adverse comments on Either party
until some part of the contrachas been
And now as to the work. The opinion
seems to have existed among some folk
that a large force of men should , have
been put to work before high water in
actual construction, but it looks to me
that if this had been done we should
have just cauee for suspicion of the
motives of the contractors. A brilliant
show would have been made at. first.
But as soon as the first grand flourish
had exhausted itself, and the rock al
ready cut had been laid in the wall, then
the collapse would have been inevitable.
The contractors would have been de
pendent on sub-contractors and wholly
at the mercy of the engineers, without
even a business foresight to plead in ex
tenuation of delay.
As it is they have made and are mak-
work as soon as the river goes down. In
spite of the most exasperating natural
difficulties they have opened up, on
Herman creek, an inexhaustible quarry
of very, fine stone. At the plant there
are in position two immense derricksand
engines already, while two more will be
in position within a week. These are
erected at quite a distance apart, giving
elbow room for a very large force of men.
A standard guage road has been almost
completed from a point about two miles
above the locks to the quarry, slightly
over a mile. This is connected with the
TJ. P. road by a switch, and the con
tractors have been given their own time
table, making the connection perfect.
The grading is all done, bridges and cul
verts completed and most of the line al
ready laid. The road will be ready for
work within a few weeks. A large con
signment of the best quality of Portland
cement has been received and is now
being tested. All so tar has withstood
the severe tests as to tensile and crush
The machinists are busy in the shops,
preparing iron work for additional plant,
and everything seems to be done, under
existing circumstances, towards pushing
the work to early completion as soon as
the river recedes.
The weather here during April has
been wretched. Lieut. Taylor tells me
that rain has fallen twenty-four days out
of thirty, and the rainfall has been 13
inches, as against an average for former'
years of 5, and in spite of this, a
wagon road has been opened through
the heavy timber and rocks up Herman
creek. Heavy engines and machinery
were hauled there through the mud, put
in position, and then the railroad laid
alongside. If any one thinks this
amounts to nothing, let him come down
The contractors can touch nothing of
the appropriation until certain work is
done in the canal, so the heavy expense
of all this preliminary work goes to
show good faith at least. Mr. Day tells
me he has a second quarry across the
river, in case of any unforseen difficulty
and that if they ever run out of rock they
will have no sub-contractor to blame for
it, but will be alone responsible.
Mr. Hobart, superintendent of the
state portage, is busy putting in rock
ballast on the lower incline to guard
against possible high water. He ex
presses himself as under obligations to
both Lieut. Taylor and Messrs. Day for
assistance rendered, and thinks as I do,
that the contractors have taken hold of
this business as if they appreciated
fully its magnitude and importance, and
intended to push things. Dr. Leavins,
Mr. Cates and others with whom I have
talked seem of the same opinion.
Mr. J. G. Day, sr., and Mr. Kennedy
will go up on this afternoon's boat to
The Dalles: G.
Trumped up a Cliarge.
George Crossfield, of Grants, came in
with some horses last night, purposing
to take them to Vancouver for breeding
purposes this morning, on the Regulator.
An enemy of Mr. Crossfield, who came
up before the mares could be shipped,
preferred a charge against him for as
saulting an officer. Bondsmen were im
mediately secured in the persons of Jud.
Fish, L. IP. Crowe, James Benton, J. N.
Filloon and A. C. Sanford. Mr. Cross
field will start with his horses in the
morning, being delayed twenty-four
Glenn Hardesty, Boetk's foreman of
the big sheep drive, was seriously and
perhaps fatally injured yesterday in
Coombs' canyon, near Pendleton. He
was trying to recapture a horse which
had broken away, when his horse trip
ped on a rope, throwing the rider under
neath. Hardesty had two ribs broken,
besides other fractures and a partial dis
location of the neck, but is still living,
regaining consciousness every few hours.
In falling, the horse turned completely
over in the air, and fell on Hardesty, the
saddle born crushing his side.
Mrs. F. F.
Waffle, of Pendleton went
Mr. W. W. Jones of Grant county
called on the Chronicle office today.
Mrs. E. Jacobson and family returned
last Sunday from an extended visit to
relatives at Tacoma.
Mrs. Pressey of Portland is visiting
her sister, Mrs. J. E. Andrews. They
were passengers on the Regulator this
morning to visit their parents at Cas
Miss Montgomery and Miss Morris
left on the Regulator this morning for
California. The former lady is an elo
cutionist and came recently from Pendle
ton. She goes to California in search of
Rev. A. Horn left last night on the
night train for a three months visit
to nhvrelatives in Germany. He took
with hrsa his little 3-year-old daughter.
tie will gs via .Baltimore ana take one
of the Nortb-German-Lloyd steamers
across the Atlantic
Columbia hotel W J Storv, Golden
dale; Otto Kare, Hartland," Wash ; W
W Jones, Prairie City ; George Moore,
Aberdeen, Wash ; Matt Myquest, Celilo;
H M Johnson, Wm Dilty, G Campbell,
A H Pattersoa, T C Johnson, Portland;
John C Riggs, George Smith, Baker
City ; E F James, John T James, Pen
A lady's gold watch and chain was
found last night, and the owner can
learn of its whereabouts by calling at
It is a well-deserved victory for them.
The way they throw their entire stock
before the public, they cannot help but I
sell lots of goods, as we saw with our !
own eyes goods going out at 50 per cent. J
less than they can be bought elsewhere.
We have learned that there is no less
than 20 cases on the wav of assorted
Men's and Boys' Clothing,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps,
Laces and Embroideries,
Trunks and Valises, Etc.,
S. & N. HARRIS,
Cor. Court and Second sts.
The Dalles, Oregon.
Owing to the lateness of the
season, we are a little late in
making our spring announce
ment. But -we come at you
now with the Finest Line of
Oents' Furnishing G-oods ever
shown in this city, and select
ed especially for fine trade.
109 SECOND STREET.
Have You Seen
Spring Millinery Goods
112 Second Street.
THE EUROPEAN HOUSE.
Tbe Corrugated Building: next Door to Court House.
Handsomely Fnruished Rooms to Bent by tbe Day, Week or Month.
Meals Prepared by a First Class English Cook.
TRANSIENT PATRONAGE SOLICITED.
Good Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.
JWIftS. H. PHASES, Pvopv.
mbler solid tire (convertible for lady or
entlemen) in good condition, for . . . $50 00
rwick, cushion tire,
We are agents for the Queen City Pneumatic high
grade wheel, which will compare favorably with
wheels sold at $150 which we will sell at $110, and
the Courier Pneumatic, medium grade, at $90.
U? Guarantee our pneumatic T're5 1r W Y?ar.
S. & N. HARRIS,
Cor. second and Court Sts.
The Dalles, Oregon.
IN PART OF
and that they will slaughter them at
away below manufacturers' prices. The
sale will commence of these well-bought
goods, as above stated, on tomorrow,
Friday, May 5th, and continue until
further notice. Watch this space, and b
on hand early if you are looking for
bargains. "A word to the wise," etc.
THE DALLES. OREGON.
H E 5
ANNA PETER SCO.
This Popular House
Has lately been thoroughly renovated and newly
furnished throughout, and is now better than
ever prepared to furnish the best Hotel
accommodations of any bouse in the
city, and at the very low rate of
$1 a day. First-Class Meals, 25c.
Office of the fast and commodious opposition Stag
to Dufur, Kingsley, Tygh Valley, Wapinitia,
Warm Springs and Prineville is in the Hotel
and persons going to Prineville can save
$4.00 by going oh this Stage line.
All trains stop here.
convertible, in good
MAYS & CROW
intends to burn half a million b