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selection "from The Elegant Stock just
Goods and Prices
Are both right.
The Dalles Daily Chroniele.
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Official forecast for twenty-four hours ending at
5 p. m. tomorrow
Tueedav and Wednesday, fair and
cooler. River will continue to rise.
Maximum temperature, 62.
Minimum temperature, T.
River. 37.8 feet above zero.
JUNE 13. 1893
The Daily and Weekly Chronicle may
he found on sale at I. C. Nickelsen's store.
Fltb and Eoint Paragraphed by Onr
The merry cockroach swallowed up
The editor's new paste.
And m irmured, "It Is nice to have
A literary taste."
ouis Rorden is a candidate for city
The Dalles Lumbering Co.'s mill is
turning out some first-class lumber.
Tom Denton is making a good thing
off of his strawberry crop.
Strawberries at the head of Mill creek
are just fairly beginning to ripen.
Saltmarshe & Co. shipped a car load
of horses to Portland last night from
their stock yards.
The replevin case of G. A. Phirman
vs. Chas. Adams was on trial this after
noon before Justice Schutz.
Several wool buyers are in town today.
There is plenty of wool in the market, if
they can but agree on the price.
The Dalles Mercantile Co.'s feed yard
and the Columbia corral are full to over
flowing with freight teams today.
Edward G. Brandstetter, alias E. C.
Roth, was sentenced to six years for
forgery yesterday by Judge Munly in
County school teachef s are requested
to forward a copy of their quarterly re
ports to the Chronicle office for gratui
Many of the fruit trees on Dutch Flat
are winter killed. Some fruit growers
insist that fruit trees in a windy coun
try should be headed low.
' Rev. J. Whisler will deliver the Wasco
Independent Academy baccalaureate
sermon this Pvehing at 8 o'clock in the
Baptist church. A cordial invitation is
given to all. .
The new settlers near The Dalles
Lumbering Co.'s mill intend setting out
a good many choice fruit trees next
spring. Thomas Johns set out a good
apple orchard at the mill this spring.
The general superintendent of the Pa
cific Express Co., whose headquarters
are at Omaha, is in town today. It is
presumed his business on this trip is
relative to the fruit shipments, in view
of the recent cuts made by the railroad
James Leary, who officiates at the
U. P. pump house, observed a body
floating in the river yesterday afternoon
about 4:30 o'clock. It was compar
atively near the shore, but was going by
t-Vt, ALL GOODS MARKED tj
V IN PLAIN FIGURES.
PEASE & MAYS.
so swiftly as to preclude any attempt to
recover it, and in fact it was soon lost to
sight by an undercurrent. Mr. Leary
said he believed it was the dead body of
A Crack at the Fire Bell on the Bluff.
Much has been said of late in the col
umns of our local papers, regarding the
sweet chiming of the cow bells, by our
fellow citizens in the bluff addition, but
the cutest thing relative to bells came
out last evening about 6 o'clock, when a
little tender hearted maiden, who
answers to the name of Hazel, was ob
served a number of times to run from
Union street and conceal herself in the
alley between 9th and 10th streets, evi
dently watching for something of a
startling nature. Upon being interro
gated regarding the suspicious move
ments, she replied : "I'm afraid of that
thing" (pointing to the new and elegant
fire bell recently erected for the Mount
Hood Hose Co). "Why are you afraid
of it?" was asked. "I'm afraid it will
ring." Now strange to say, there are a
number of older people on the bluff, who
perhaps don't know how to appreciate a
good thing when they see it, that have
been affected in the same manner as
this little girl. Observer.
A Religious Tramp.
A tramp is a common sight ; a tramp
too conscientious to steal a ride on a
train is not so common ; and a tramp
walking twenty-five miles a day with a
pack weighing forty pounds, and carry
ing a Bible is decidedly uncommon.
Yet such an individual was encountered
by the Chronicle man on a trip to
Mosier recently. His manner is such as
to lead one to believe he is no better
than his fellows, but conversation with
him developed the fact that he is well up
on most subjects, including religion and
politics. He isva Swede, having only
been in the country four years, but talks
English very fairly. He is in search of
work and is now finishing a two days'
job in the country, when he will proba
bly shoulder his pack, and trudge on
ward, utilizing the daylight at camping
places for further study of the Bible.
Mill Creek Schools.
Miss B. B. Sterling is teaching the
Mill creek school. A Chronicle re
porter visited the school Monday and
found-three small boys and the same
number of little girls in attendance.
The teacher told him that she had
eleven pupils, but that some of them
were picking strawberries.
Miss Welsh is teaching the school in
the new district on the south fork of
Mill creek. She has a very interesting
school of 22 pupils.
For City Marshal.
G. D. Reed announces himself as can
didate for city marshal. 2t
Attention A Company, O. X. G.
The members of A company will as
semble at their Armory hall fully uni
formed and equipped for general inspec
tion Tuesday evening, June 13th, by
Brig.-Gen. H. B. Compson. No excuses
will be granted. By order of
Gen. H. B. Compson,
Attest, J. A- Bcsche, Captain
Three nice furnished rooms, suitable
for light housekeeping. Inquire at Mr.
Lauer's store, Second street.
Situation in private fami'y, to do
housework. Address Chronicle office.
Right, Both, are
prices and goods.
Schoolboy's Composition and What lie
Develoqes Out of It.
Adam takes precedence in this :
Adam was the first man. According
to Ayer's almanac there never had been
a man before Adam. Adam was a just
man "and hia views were broad and
This man Adam was well versed in
political economy, but he was too honest
and high minded to run after office him
self, so he much preferred to be chased
down by the office he was willing to
It is said that this man Adam once
dwelt in the ancient city of The Dalles,
many centuries ago, when the founders
of the ancient burg found no pleasanter
pastime, than riding on the backs of the
sportive salmon, using the Columbia at
that time as a sort of summer resort.
It is recorded that salmon were plentiful
in those days and cheap ; so many that
it was with considerable difficulty
even the water in the Columbia could
manage to get past the salmon on its
trip down to the sea.
Salmon were no't only plentiful, but
they were awfully cheap: so cheap that
the proud spirit of the noble red man
forbade him even dealing in that sort of
truck. Oh ! It is even told at this day,
by some of our most reliable citizens,
that many aborigines came from afar
to the ancient townsite, for the sole pur
pose of demonstrating the fact, one
could safely cross the river on salmon
backs and without moisteing his socks,
and when they found such to be the
fact, and that the Rockland ferry
thereby was prevented from making
regular trips, these very Indians, in
great numbers, rolled themselves up in
despair and their red blankets, and re
fused to live. The verdict of the coron
er's jury was "these Indians came to
their death by starvation induced by ex
uberant hopes founded on the salmon
We have digressed somewhat ; let us
return to Adam.
Adam continued to live here ; in fact,
as near as we are able to trace his origin,
he was born here, or hereabouts. He
had traveled considerably in his youth,
but this place seemed to possess more
attractions for him than any other he
remembered of seeing, and so he con
cluded to make The Dalles his perma
As I read history, one day Adam was
kind of perambulating on Main street,
when he suddenly encountered, to him,
a strange being. This was Eve.' Adam
didn't know it at the time, but
found it out afterwards. Her sudden
appearance and queer attire seemed to
throw Adam off his base, so to speak,
which was quickly observed by Eve,
and, quick as lightning, she handed
a red-cheeked pippin to him, covered
with smiles. Adam took the bait read
ily. He bit, and seemed much pleased
with the flavor of the fruit ; in fact, it is
said Adam offered to take all of that
kind of fruit Eve could furnish, by the
season, and at her own price. Apples
were scarce in those days, much scarcer
It might be well to note here that Eve
had just arrived in the country at the
time she met Adam, and, having left
home in a sudden freak and without
much preparation for her future conven
ience, determined to pool her interests
with Adam, to all of which Adam
agreed, and from thenceforth, and ac
cording to the articles of their agree
ment, they started out, so to speak,
down life's pathway hand in hand.
For a while their pathway was strewn
with roses ; life seemed to be covered all
over with blossoms.
Adam, however, was ambitious. He
had conceived the notion of annexing
West Dalles, Grand Dalles and Thomp
son's addition, and in case the salmon
should conclude to emigrate, that he
would consolidate the interests of this
place with a good slice of Washington,
by building a good substantial bridge
and by suoh means bring about a city
that would astonish the natives and
tickle the pride of the oldest inhabitants.
But Eve didn't seem to take much stock
in Adam's project, and as Adam was
running behind, and getting into debt
with his grocer, Eve mildly expostu
lated with him upon his extravagance,
and plainly informed him, that if he did
not draw in the horn of his city plans
just a little bit. the family exchequer
would soon run so low there would not
be a single bean left with which to buy
the baby a pair of the commonest kind
of shoes. Adam was in a predicament.
In fact he didn't know just which way
to look for Sunday, but he saw the point
of Eve's argument and determined to
at once act upon it, even if he had to
douse the glim of every electric light in
the city, order less cross walks put in,
and he even decided that the fire de
partment should squirt no more water
unless the boys were willing to do vol
untary squirting at their own expense,
and without charge to Adam or the city.
And so Adam with the consent and ap
proval of Eve, issued an order, directing
that no more street lamps be lit, no
more cross walks be built or repaired,
no more useless plice force, and no
more squirting of water by the fire de
partment, and from thenceforth every
one should furnish his own lights, cross
walks, and do his own squirting of
water, freely and voluntarily and with
out any more charge or expense to Adam
or the city. This order received general
sanction, and the people for many miles
around applauded Adam, and thought
he had struck the correct racket, and
even the people of North Dalles, and
Grand Dalles, and Thompson's addition
were of the same opinion, (leaving the
bridge between the two cities out of the
argument) while old Caroline whooped
er up" and offered to bet ten cents on
the dollar that such statesmanlike
views had never been promulgated since
she commenced '.peddling Snyder's
whisky. There may be dog rackets,
and there may be cat rackets that figure
more or less conspicuously in the affairs
of men, but statistics show that no im
portant racket antedates the Adam
racket, whatever may be claimed to the
Yes, we are going to have reintrench
ment. Don't you forget it 1 No more
street lamps; no more cross walks ; no
more police force ; no more squirting of
water, and no more Caroline in ours !
We are the people, and by the Eter
nal, we do not propose to buy any more
cotton bales to catch British bullets!
No! Let Andrew Jackson hereafter
fight his own battles and buy his own
breast works. We do not propose to
stand any more extravagance, our babies
have to be shod. He who stays down
town after dark hereafter, does so at his
peril. Eve shall have her reward; she
shall have her say in this matter, at
least. But we do not want her to flip
up any more of her old dried up apples.
Notwithstanding, however, she might be
able to catch us with strawberries and
As Adam seems to have satisfactorily
solved a very difficult problem, we have
concluded to say no more for the pres
ent. It would hardly be just to antici
pate the future, and besides we might
shoot wild if we attempted prophecy.
Robert Densmore is in town from Mo
Hon. C. M. Cartwrieht of Hav creek
is in the city.
Mrs. M. M. Savers returned from
Hugh Farmer is down for a brief
visit with his family from Umatilla.
W. S. Cram, formerly of The Dalles.
was an east-lound passenger today.
P. Rorick was in town this mornins
and returned to Portland in the after
noon. Mr. Thonras Vanlandineham. of Rut-
ledije, Sherman couutv. made this office
a pleasant call today.
Mr. Frank Pike, of Moro. called on the
Chronicle today, and reports verv en
couragingly of the grain prospects in his
R. B. Wilai-in nf the TCnrthnrn Ponifio
Mr. Barker, special freight agent, and
Mr. Bec.kwit.h- rnntp ntrnrt fnr fhf. Po.
cifiic division, are in the city today.
D. Sirldftll lp'AVPfl fhia a ft&mrnrt frr
Portland to attend t.hn State rental
Societv. which is to h held
and will return about Saturday the 17th!
Columbia T M Whitcomb, H Con
steastine, Lyle; T F Sealom, Martin
Masterson, B E Johnson, Portland ; M
R McLaflin, Cascade Locks; E J Smith,
Chicago; James B Woodruff, Seattle;
H Anderson, Minneapolis ; E T Winans,
Hood River; J S Brown, Tygh Valley ;
H Hanson, Dufur.
WOOD, WOOD, WOOD.
Best grades of oak, fir, and slab cord
wood, at lowest market rates at Jos. T.
Peters & Co. (Office Second and Jeffer
Furnished rooms to rent. Apply at
the residence of Mrs. C. N. Thornbury,
Second street, The Dalles, Or.
It is a well-deserved victory for them.
The way they throw their entire stock
before the public, they cannot help but
sell lots of goods, as we saw with our
own eyes goods going out at 50 per cent,
less than they can be bought elsewhere.
We have iearned that there is no less
than 20 cases on the way of assorted
CONSISTING IN PART OF
Men's and Boys' Clothing,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps,
Laces and Embroideries,
Trunks and Valises, Etc.,
SALE TO COMMENCE
S. & N. HARRIS,
Cor. Coin and second Sts.
The Dalles, Oregon.
Spiu Hi Snwer Dry M,
Fancy Goods and Notions,
(jests' purrfyir; Qood5,
Clothing, Hats, Boots, Shoes, etc.
now complete in every department.
All goods will be sold at greatly reduced prices.
. rms cash. H. Herbring.
SHAiS5jBri 1 n Sh
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
Grents' Furnishing G-oods ever
shown in this city, and select
ed especially for fine trade.
109 SECOND STREET.
THE EUROPEAN HOUSE
The Corrugated Building next Door to Court House.
Handsomely Furnished Rooms to Rent by the Day, Week or Montlr.
Meals Prepared by a First Class English Cook.
TRANSIENT PATRONAGE SOLICITED.
flood Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.
MRS. H. FRflSEH, Pvopv.
J. S. COOPER,
Corner Bam, UNION STOCK YARDS, Chicago, DIU
The largest and only strictly commission dealer in horses in
the world, will hold his first extensive sale of west
ern branded horses for season 1893, on
"WEiDnsrsszDJk."", j-ttzlstie 21.
Entries should be made at onee.
Latest Styles, Best Quality, Lowest Prices,
Watches and Jewelry,
I. C. NICKELSEN'S.
S. & N. HARRIS,
Cor. second aid Court Sts.
The Dalles, Oregon.
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 be
on hand early if you are looking for
bargains. "A word to the wise," etc.
THE DALLES. OREGON.