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A WELL-KNOWN AUTHOR.
Miss Alice French, Popularly
Known as "Octave Thanet."
She la Without Doubt One of the Beat
Writers of Short Stories In the
United States History of
Her Literary Life.
The short story has become of late
years a very marked feature of our lit
erature, and a considerable library of
recent books, containing groups of
them, may easily be collected. Num
bers of the foremost American writers
in the department of fiction devote
themselves larpely to these, and among
them one of the names dearest to a
wide circle of readers is that of Octave
Thanet, of davenport, la. In the al
most lost art of letter writing she espe
cially excels. She is called the wittiest
letter writer among women. Her real
name is Miss. Alice French. She has
for years so successfully cloaked her
personality that many persons were
moved by the strength and other mas
culine characteristics of her writing to
declare that she must be a man. She is
a woman, however, and a very womanly
Octave Thanet, according to the
Journalist, is a native of Massachusetts,
born of an old Bay state family, her
mother's people, the Nortons, having
been in the extensive Mayflower immi
gration. Iler male ancestors on both
sides bore arms in the revolutionary
struggle. She was graduated at the
Abbott academy, where her paternal
grandmother had been a student long
before; and presently accompanied to
the Mississippi valley her father, a
manufacturer of agricultural imple
ments, whose health had failed him in
the vigorous New England climate.
During her academic days, Octave
Thanet had made some essays at story
writing, and one of her juvenile at1
tempts actually found place in Godey's
Lady's book. As her mind matured,
however, she became conscious of
the comparative poorness of her work,
and, burning everything of the kind she
had written, she made careful studies
of styles, also a European tour, and
after her return she met in Washing-
OCTAVE THANET (MISS FRENCH.)
ton, where she passed a winter, a lady
of remarkable abilities and attainmonta.
now no longer among the living, who
jrave her severe yet kindly criticism
mod persuaded her to resume the pen.
In 1878 or 1879 she sent a short story,
"The Communist's Wife," to Harper's
Magazine and then to Lippincott's, by
whose editor it Was accepted, and her
career was begun.
But for some time her writing's took
the color of her studies, which had
been mainly devoted to German meta
physics and political economy. She
While Mr. T. J. Richey of Altona,
Mo., was traveling in Kansas he was
taken violently ill with cholera morbus
He called at a drug store to get some
medicine and the druggist recommended
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy so highly he concluded to
try it. The result was immediate relief,
mnd a few doses cured him completely.
It is made for bowel complaint and
nothing else. It never fails. For sale
by Blakeley & Houghton, druggists, lm
and to get it we will give yon the Best Quality of goods at
the lioouest Prices. We divide our profits with our cus
tomers, which is co-operation in its truest sense.
Books arrive we want yon to see them.
"Tl Qf,Ufirnfi -A-8 8on as you have purchased of us
1 lie OCnCITlC. $25.00 of goods, in cash purchases,
beginning as soon hereafter as convenient and while this great
offer is in force, you will receiye, absolutely free, the " LIFE
OF JAMES G. BLAINE," or your choice of other popular
Bring your family and friends. No trouble to show goods.
Our prices are as low as the lowest, and are not higher than
without the premiums. We will gladly explain in person.
THE DALLES MER MILE CO.
wrote largely on economic or social
topics, as "The English Workingmen"
and "Commercial Crises,"' contributed
to Lippincott, "The Indoor Pauper,"
in the Atlantic Monthly, and "Jails,"
"Charities" and other articles appear
ing in Good Company, a New England
magazine of short life. - -
Her special work was not fairly
found until 1882, when a very cordial
letter of advice from the editor of the
Century Magazine, upon acceptance of
one of her stories, and a request for
first receipt of any she might thereafter
write, gave her emphatic encourage
ment. Her brief South Carolina story,
"The Bishop's Vagabond," come out
that year, and was widely copied in the
newspapers of the country. Others fol
lowed in sufficient number to justify,
within five years, a selection and collec
tion from them, which was issued in
book form. and entitled "Kritters in the
Sun." In 1891 a second series appeared:
"Otto, the Knight, and Other Trans
Mississippi Stories." This is character
ized by a strong local flavor which also
pervades the "Stories of a Western
Town," now running through a Scrib
ner's Magazine. She frankly confesses
that this town is Davenport, her home,
and that "Harry Lossing," their cen
tral figure, is a veritable Iowan. Two
larger stories have each filled a book:
"Expiation," a novelette in 1889; and
"We All." a juvenile published in 1891.
The scene of the latter is chiefly in Ar
kansas, where Octave Thanet's winter
home is commonly made. She is often
the subject of interviews and descriptive
articles. She lives a thoroughly culti
vated life, is fond of all pretty things,
including clothes, and is so fascinated
by photography that she will spend
hours together developing negatives in
a hot dark room during the most torrid
There is nothing I have ever used for
muscular rheumatism that gives me as
much relief as Chamberlain's Pain Balm
does. I have been using it for about
two years four bottles in all as occa
sion required, and always keep a bottle
of it in my home. I believe I know a
good thing when I get hold of it, and
Pain Balm is the best liniment I have
ever met with. W. B. Denny, dairyman-,
New Lexington, Ohio. 50 cent
bottles for sale by Blakeley & Houghton.
A son of the archbishop of Canter
bury, primate of all England, is a
captain in the artillery and an enthu
siast in the art of war.
Bucklen's Arnira Salve.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns, and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required.
It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac
tion, or money refunded. Price 25 cents
per box. For sale by Snipes & Kin-
For hauling 400 to 500 bales of wool
from Little Trout creek, fourteen miles
south of Antelope, to The Dalles, also for
40,000 pounds more or less return freight
(heavy goods, groceries, etc.) to be
hauled from The Dalles to Little Trout
creek or to Muddy station, a point about
eighteen miles southeast of Antelope, as
the undersigned may elect. All of said
freight and wool to be carefully handled
and thoroughly protected with good
substantial wagon sheets or covers, and
to be delivered in as good order and con
dition as received. First loading may
be commenced May 20th, 1893, and ail
wool and freight must be delivered by
July 1st, 1893. Delay occasioned by the
undersigned will be extended on . con
tract. Terms one-half cash on delivery
of each load (if desired), and remainder
on completion of contract. Bight to
reject any and all bids reserved. All
bids must be submitted by May 5th,
1893, and should be addressed to
Hknry Hahn, Portland, Or.
Care of Wadhams & Co. daw-td
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
easy. ' Apply at this office for informa
tion. Title perfect.
390, 392, 394 Second St,
A. A. Brown,
Keeps a full assortment of
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
which he offert at Low Figures.
SPEGIM :-: PPJGES
to Cash Buyers.
Hiilest Casl Prices for Eggs and
170 SECOND STREET.
SODA WATEB AMD I0E OEEAM.
Candies and Nuts nl
CIGARS AND :
Finest Peanut Roaster In The Dalles
2d Street J.FOLCO
At right side
Seeds in Bulk.
J. H. CROSS'
Hay, Grain and Feed Store.
POLAND CHINA HOGS.
ome and see them, or write. All letters
I. C. NICKELSEN'S.
: DEALERS IN:
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Hay, Grain and Feed.
Masonic Block. Corner Third and
From TEtyBIfUUt op INTERIOR Points
Is the line to take
TO ALL POINTS EAST AND SOUTH.
It Is the Dining Car Route. It runs Through
Vestibuled Trains every day in the year to
p. pauI and Chicago
NO CHANGE OF CARS.
Composed of Dining Cars unsurpassed. Pull
man Drawing Room Sleepers of latest equipment.
TOURIST SLEEPING CARS
Best that can be constructed, and in which
accommodations are both Free and Furnished
for holders of First and Second-class Tickets, and
ELEGANT DAY COACHES
A continuous line, connecting with all lines,
anorcung aireei ana uninterrupted semce.
Pullman Sleeper reservations can be secured
in advance mrougn any agent oi me roaa.
England and Europe can tx
To and from all
xoints In America.
England and Europe can be purchased at any
ucxei omce oi the company.
Full information concerning rates, time of
trains, routes ana other details lurmanea on
W. C. ALLAWAY,
Agent D. P. 5t A. Nav. Co., Regulator office. The
uaiies, (jr., or
A. D. CHARLTON,
Ass't. General Passenger Agt, Portland, 'jgn.
Is called to the fact that
Dealer in Glass, Lime, Plaster, Cement
and Building Material of all Kinds.
Carrie the Finest Line of
To txs found in the City.
72 Olashington Street.
W. E. GARRETSON.
SOLB AGENT FOR THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St.. The Dalles. Or.
Ti Boston Tailor,
East End Second St.
Suits Made to Order from
Pants from $5.00 up.
Perfect Fit Guaranteed.
I can furnish a number of
POLAND CHINA HOG-S,
Hole or female, most any age.
Price, $20 per bead, or $35 per pair.
Court Streets. The Qalles.Oregon
Corner of Fourth and Federal
These Stables have on hand
Oregon, and can accommodate patrons with either Single
or Double Rigs, closed Hacks or Carriages day or night.
Also, can furnish First Class accommodations to teamsters with freiebt
or driving teams, haying added to their
H. C. NIELS6N.
Clothier and Tailor,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises,
9 Ftum 1
CORKER OF SECOM AND WASHINGTON.
io KEY WEST
171 SECOND STREET, :
FIfllE WlBEjS and LIQUOR
Snipes & Kinersly.
Wie t Jpfs.
Handled 'by Three Registered Druggists.
ALSO ALL THE LEADING
Patent medicines and Druggists Sundries.
HOUSE PAINTS. OILS AND GLASS.
Agents for Murphy's Fine Varnishes and the only agents in
the City for. The Sherwin, Williams Co.'s Paints.
The Largest Dealers in Wall Paper.
Finest Line of Imported Key West and Domestic Cigars.
Agent for Tansill's Punch.
129 Second Street,
PAUL KREFT & CO.,
And the Most Complete and the
Practical Painters and Paper
Sherwin-Williams and J. W. Masnry's Paints need in all oar work, and none but
the most skilled workmen employed. Agents for Masnry Liquid Paints. No
chemical combination or soap mixture. A first class article in all colors. AH
orders promptly attended to.
Faint 8hoo corner Thirdand Washington Sts., The Dalles. 0reoa
AUGUST BUCHLER, Prop'r.
Thla well-known Brewery is now turning out the best Beer and Porter
east of the Cascades. The latest appliances for the manufacture of good health
ful Beer have been introduced, and only the first-class article will be placed on
Freeborn & Company,
dlall Paper and Room mouldings
295 ALDER ST., COR. FIFTH,
Old JJtjitbik 95, - - Portland, Obegon.
Sts., The Dalles, Oregon.
the finest Livery in Eastern
stables large feeding and wagou room.
Comiercial Patronage Solicitei
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Latest Patterns and Designs in
Hangers. None bu t the best brands of the