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About The Dalles daily chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1948 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1896)
Black Dress Goods.
Never has this Department been so complete with us as it is this
season. We were fortunate in making our selections early in the
season, therefore securing some of the choicest novelties in the market.
We are showing over one hundred new patterns in Mohair Lizzards,
plain and figured Mohair, Silk Mohair in stripes and figures, ranging
in price from 40c to $2.00 per yard.
Colored Dress Goods.
In our colored goods department can be found some of the choicest
things in Silk and Mohair, Wool Mohair Dress Patterns of eight yds.
each. A visit to our Stock of pice goods will convince you that every
thing is a novelty, and at prices that will astonish you.
Plaid Dress Goods.
This is a Season of Large and Fancy Plaids in bright and original
: plaid colors. We are making a large display of these goods on our
counters, and the choice patterns are eagerly sought after.
Cleveland ana Eooie
ALL GOODS MARKED IN
PEASE & MAYS.
See the Cleveland and
Eagle before buying; both
are high-grade and standard
Wheels. The Cleveland has
a wood rim, and the Eagle
has an aluminum rim. See
our stock before you buy.
MAIER & BENTON
Sole Agents for the above
Only a few more Bicycles left that
will be sold at the reduced prices. Ex
amine our Crescents $50 and $75, as
good as any wheel sold at $85. We
give the same guarantee that you can
get on a $100 wheel.
Nolan's B Store now located at
No. 54 Second Street, near Union.
The Tjrgb Val
Ask Vanbibber &: Worsley for it.
45c. Every Square is Full Weight.
A. A. B.
T'EX.Ei'noisrs jsto. . so.
of la grippe from which it'ia thought
The Dalles Daily CMonieie.
WEDNESDAY. - - - APRIL 1, 1896
Bandom Observations and Local Events
of Lesser Magnitude.
At the Baldwin opera house
One night only, Monday April 6tb. ,
Mr. A. Koontz baa secured the school
in Dist. 41, at Mosier, which commences
Two fine bicycles will be given away
by Mays & Crowe this evening at their
store at 7 :30 o'clock. S
. The last two lights have been very
cold, but it isHhpugbt not sufficient to
endanger the peacbcrop.
New embroideries, laces, insertions,
ribbons, ladies' straw hats and hat or
naments, closing out at half price at
Boss Cash Store. aprl-3t
All persons owing subscriptions to the
Rattlesnake road are requested to pay
the amounts due at once at French's
bank. There is a necessity for its im-
aiuscu o urn bjjiu uuimiu nui
be moved to Geo. Ruch'a lot, adjoining
the Hood livery scable on Second street J
It has been purchased by Mr. Rice and
may be used for a grocery store.
The banner comedy is "Finnigan's
Ball." Its success was instantaneous,
and its popularity has never decreased.
This season it comes to us in a new
dress on April 6th at the Baldwin.
On account of the pastor's absence in
attendance at the annual meeting of the
Mid-Columbian Association, now in
session at Weston, the usual mid-week
.meeting of the Congregational church
will be held on Friday evening.
The funeral of Piere Gremaud oc
curred today, the services being conn
ducted by Rev. A. Bronsgeest. The in
terment took place in the Catholic cemeW
tery. A large number of friends of the1
deceased followed him to his last resting
The Dalles City band has decided to
hereafter have private rehearsals at
their Tuesday and Thursday practice
nights. The practice of allowing spec
tators to be present will therefore be
discontinued. Last night the hall was
full of people, interfering with the effi
cacy of their drill.
The work so far done on the Rattle
snake road has improved it greatly. A
load of 4,000 pounds was recently hauled
over the road with four horses, and the
teamster said he did it easier than with
six horses over the Harris grade. When
completed the Rattlesnake road will be
one of the most valuable of country
Mr. E. Burlingame of Dafur appeared
before the county court today to ask re
lief for Walter Lyons, who is in a dying
condition. Lyons was formerly of Hill
baro, and in consequence of being ex
posed to winter weather in the moun
tains, without shelter, suffered an attack
' Wm. Maher, the well-known freight!
conductor, broke -a rib about ten davsi
ago by being thrown violently against'
L 1 - 1 t 1 1 I -1 l - . 0
tuo Hue (m iuo car, wuue rounuing a
curve. His injuries were attended te by
Dr. Logan. He was fortunate enough to
be not incapacitated from duty and be-
yond a temporary soreness, la as good
From a party who has been present
at the rehearsals of "The Confederate
Spy" it is learned that a very fine dram
atic show will be presented the evening
of the 9th of April by home talent, as
sisted by Prof. Wm. Rasmus. Any play
founded upon the events of the civil war
is always thrilling, and "The Spy" is a
leader in that line.
A contract has been let to supply the
armory hall stage with proper ecenery,
that it may be used for opera bouse pur
poses. The contractor is Mr. Ernest
Miller, scenic artist and decorator of
Portland. He will commence work at
once, and the scenes should be com
pleted and placed three weeks hence, r- A
The Electric Light Co. has madel
another proposition to the city council 1:
to burn the arc lights until 2 o'clock,!
charging for the service $10.50 per light,
instead of, as at present $12 per light for
all night. Between now and the meet
ing of the city council, which occurs
April 3d, the lights will burn, when tbtf
matter will be further considered by the
The Fossil Road.
Facta About the Water Commission and
The Commercial Club mec last even
ing, as announced, to discuss the Fossil
road project. The letter of Mr. H. H.
Hendricks of Fossil was read, and dis
cussion invited by President Schenck.
Senator Steiwer of Fossil was present,
and was called upon to make a few re
marks and responded. He stated that
the Fossil people were very anxious for
a road to The Dalles and were willing to
do their full part in the matter. Arling
ton was 60 miles distant, and The
Dalles 85, but the difference in distance
was mora than made up by the commer
cial advantages which The Dalles pos
sessed over Arlington. The Fossil peo
ple have secured the right of way to the
John Day river, passing through the
prosperous Mayville district. The com
missioners of Sherman county would
see that their part of the road to the
John Day river was kept in thorough re
pair. All that would be expected of The
Dalles would be a road to the John Day,
and a bridge across tbe river, and a
graded approach. As the stream can
be crossed at quite a narrow place, the
amount required to bridge it would not
be great. A single truss would be suffi
cient. Remarks were made by various
members of the club, resulting in a mo
tion that a committee be appointed to
inquire into the matter and report. The
motion carried, and the committee ap
pointed were Messrs. L. E. Crowe. W.
Lord, E. O. McCoy, Chas. Hilton and F.
Ice cream and ice cream eoda at A
It is a moment of pride in every man's
career when he receives tbe sincerest
approbation for past official labors that
can be bestowed re-election to office i
and when Mr. I. J. Norman, after six
yeara of faithful service as water super
intendent, was again elected by the
commissioners at last night's meeting to
serve two years longer, elected unani
mously and promptly, he would cer
tainly be excusable did he feel some
gratification for his continued selection.
But vanity is a snare to entrap the un
wary. While Mr. Norman's cup run
neth over, hia head doea not become en
larged, and he could not possibly be in
duced to think that he is indispensible.
He is the same genial Norman, the same
painstaking official, and has the same
uniform consideration for the city's
patrons as when he entered the water
commission's employ at its birth. Thai
was six years ago the coming July. He
was appointed for three years. An act
of legislature shortened the term to two
years, and since July last he has really
served without a commission to do so,
for the water commissioners overlooked
the law in some way. But last night he
was elected to'serve for tbe term ending
Our water commission have made the
most enviable record of any like body of
men on this Western coast. In the face
of tremendous disasters it baa kent the
interest paid up on the $120,000 bonds
and paid $20,000 of tbe principal. Thfe
most appalling of these disasters was trie
great fire of 1892, which reduced half our
fair city to ashes. The loss to the wati
works by this fire was, in rou
numbers, $12,000. Next came ti
flood, which occasioned a loss of sere
hundred dollars. Then the great panic
of 1894 came, which partially depopu
lated every city in the country, when
Portland had &,000 vacant houses, anil
entire quarters of some of the So&na
cities were deserted. People were com-
pelled to seek the country for a liveli
hood, and the' towns were deserted by
thousands. The Dalles, with the others,
suffered in like manner, though not pro
portionately eo great, and a source of
revenue to the water commission was
cut off during these troublous times.
When these things are remembered, and
the financial success of the water com
mission is noted, despite these tremen
dous discouragements, a success made
possible by the gratuitous efforts of the
board of water commissioners a"nd the
efficiency of its superintendent, our citi
zens may well feel proud of the helms
man and crew who have steered safely be
tween the Scylla and Cbarybdis of flame
and fllood, and established a water sys
tem, stable and efficient, that is now the
Easter opening oi spring millinery at
Mrs. A. Schooling, 114, Second street,
on Wednesday, April 1st. . 2td
Easter display all this week at Mrs.
M. E. Briggs, the leading milliner. St
The Dalles Fostoffloe Mow Entitle to Be
Rated Second Class.
Postmaster Croasen has just finished
estimating hia receipts for the fiscal year
ending March 31st, add finds that the
amount is $8,209.91, dr nearly $210 in
excess of the. amounx which would en
title The DallesHo bar rated as a second
class postoffice. TWs is tbe most sub
stantial index of yhestown's rapid ad
vancement that coulivtje given and
shows that she has weathered the late
financial depression heroically, and came
out sturdier than ever.' The receipts for
the year previous were $6,642.46, making
an increase of $1,567.45. But three
other towns in the state are entitled to
be rated second class. These are Salem,
Astoria and Pendleton, the last-named
coming in only a year ago. Albany was
once a second class office, but went back.
The Dalles was also once second class,
but that was yeara ago, when Mrs: E.
M. Wilaon was postmaster, and was durv
ing the time when the O. R. & N. rail-'
road was being built hgr- V-
xlw fSllng"may not be made till July
1st, and may be done direct from Wash
ington, or at the arrival of a postal in
spector, who may arrive at any time.
The receipts are moneys taken in only
tor stamps and postal cards, and has no
connection with the money- order de
A ILlrely School Meeting;. .
The regular monthly school meeting
was held last night, present O. D.
Doane, S. B. Adams and Orion Kiner
sly, directors, and E. Jacobsen, clerk.
The teachers' salaries were allowed and
regular .routine business transacted. A
bomb'waa unexpectedly exploded by tbe
reading of tbe following resolution,
which was unanimously carried:
Resolved, That the school clerk notify
the county judge that echool district No.
12 will, after April 1, 1896, charge the
county interest on all money collected
under the special 6 mill levy for this
district, and withheld from this district
Vfter the date fixed by statute for turny
ing over tbe same.
Highest Honors World's Fair,
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair.
Most Perfect Made.
. 40 Years the Standard,
jjacobson Book & Music Co.
and Harry Liebe
I have moved in the old Vogt Store
I on Washington Street, opposite
The Chronicle Office.
Try a Bottle.
Atwood's Syrup of Tar, Horehound and Wild
Cherry for that Cough.
"Live and let live."
You are invited to FRED. FISHER'S
New Grocery Store, where you -will find all
the Lowest Prices. Goods delivered to any
part of the city. . .