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' KNEE PKNTS SUI
Our stock of Boys' Knee Pants Suins is very large, with all the choicest goods of
the season, and a complete line of sizes. - Our special price is
3 per cent, off the marked t
Liadies' Gloths and Broadcloths.
In order to reduce our stock still lower, we will make some tempting prices.
Our regular 35c Cloth. 25c yard
Our regular 50c Cloth. 35c "
Our regular 65c Cloth 45c "
Our regular 75c Cloth 55c yard
Our regular 85c Cloth 50c "
Our regular $1.00 Cloth 72c "
We Sini Goaiinue our Sale of snoes m Hats.
PEASE &, MAYS.
All goods marked in plain figures.
The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
- DEC. 16. 1896
Portland. Iec. 16, 1896.
For Eastern Oregon Tonight and tomor
row fair and cooler.
Random Observations and X.ocs.1 Events
of Lesser Magnitude.
thinks be has located eome good claims.
He brought back some fine specimens
of base ore composed of iron sulphurets,
black-jack, Galena and copper. The ore
assays in the neighborhood of $20 per
ton in gold and silver.
The Maccabees meet tonight. Don't
Lost On Second street, a black silk
collar and yoke. Finder please leave at
Just catch on to the picture in the
local concerning Kate Putnam. Wouldn't
that jar yon?
The land officers are kept busy receiv
ing filings, and final proofs iu cash en
tries. The rush will be over the last of
the month, as that completes the time
in which cash entries can be made.
Mrs. M. E. Herrin has a large assort
ment of Columbia River views suitable
as Christmas presents for friends in the
east, which she will, dispose of at 124
cents each, between now and January
Reports from Sherman county are to
the effect that the ground is thoroughly
saturated, our informant stating that
bis horses mired down in the stubble
field. It is entirely too wet to plow up
in that neighborhood. .
The committee appointed to raise
money to assist in purchasing a diamond
drill are not apparently pushing the
matter as fast as it might, be done. . The
matter is a very important one and
we hope will be boomed right along.
Those who enjoy a good play will not
miss charming little Katie Putnam in
that pathetic story "Love Finds a Way."
The play is an exceptionally strong one,
permitting full play to Miss Putnam's
versatile powers, and the support is
first class. At the Vogt tonight.
Don't forget, if you have railroad
lands, that the time in which they can
be purchased expires December 31st.
After that but one means is left by
which government lands can be ac
quired, and that. is under the homestead
lawB. Swamp and desert lands may be
obtained, of course, under the law, but
the homestead is all that ia left for the
general public lands.
The Regulator " came in last light
ahout 8 o'clock, having left Portland
quite late in the day. In Bpitf of the
lateness of the hour there was a large
crowd present to see the old familiar
."Pride of The Dalles" arain at the
wharf. There may be, probably will be
many steamboats visit Tbo Dalles in the
future, but there will nater be one that
will bold the place in he affections qt
Dalles people, filled by the good old
flyer the Regulator.
Mr. Charles F. Mitchell returned last
night from Bohemia mining district in
Lane county, where he. has been pros
pecting for some time and where he
The idea is not wholly a new one. and
has been tried several times before but
never on so grand a scale, covering an
entire state, as it is proposed to try it ia
Indiana; and the experiment there will
be watched with great interest. It is
thoroughly in line with the drift of po
litical sentiment in the country, where
the idea is to get down to the people and
let them select their officials. They
choose their president, state and local
officers, and it seems only reasonable
that they should have some choice of
their postmasters, with whom they
often have the closest relations. To say
that they cannot make good selections is
to express doubt as to our republican
form of government. Moreover, if they
can be trusted to elect the head ' of the
government the president -they are
certainly capable of making good selec
tions of postmasters.
In the Classified 1.1st.
United States Attorney Murphy has
received a letter from the appointment
division, department of justice, inform
ing him that Assistant United States
Attorney C. J. Schnabel and Miss Belle
Fleming, the stenographer in the office,
are in the list of classified civil- service
employes, and are not required to pass
an examination. The status of officials
and employes after classification is fixed
by the following law : "A person hold
ing a position on the date said position
is classified under the civil service act
shall be entitled to all the rights and
benefits possessed . by persons of the
same class or grade appointed upon ex
amination under the provisions of said
For Lady Bowlers.
The trustees of the Commercial Club
at a recent meeting adopted a new rule
concerning the bowling alley, which
will go into effect Jan. 1, 1897. Hereto
fore the bowling alleys have been free to
the ladies, but after the date named the
loser will be charged five cents. This
change was not made for the purpose of
providing revenue, but to awaken inter
est in the game by making the loser pay
a trifle, and thus stimulate the bowlers
to their beet efforts. It is quite proba
bre the money derived from this source
will.be returned to the ladies in the shape
of a medal or prize.
O. D. Taylor Wins. '
Katie Putnam Tonight.
Who among theatre-goers that does
not enjoy a good, bright play, one that
contains all of the elements of I dramatic
success ; a brisk entertaining comedy-
drama, with bright lines, a good inter
esting story consistently told and very
attractive scenic effects. The Katie
Putnam Company enjoy a metropolitan
reputation and their appearance here
cannot fail to attract a big audience who
enjoy a guaranteed attraction that we
have all read of and know so well by
Miss Putnam's play "Love Finds a
Way," is considered one of the most
successful comedy-dramas of the decade,
and its presentation this levenine
will be the dramatic event of this season
here at The Dalles.
States, which has now reversed the
court of appeals and sustained Judge
Bellinger. The settlers who have taken
their claims under the government.will
be rejoiced at this decision. Those who
have been .paying the railroad company
will probably endeavor to secure a re
turn of their money, and there will be
interminable litigation over the matter.
Thd Other Side.
Titles Will Be Secured.
Editoe Chronicle :
In regard to an article that appeared
in the Dispatch of the 16th, written by
the gentleman from Warm Springs, we
wish to call your readers' attention to
the fact that the $70 which he claims to
have given, is all false. The other arti
cles were left in the room, and if they
are missing, he mast look elsewhere for
them. Acting on the information he
received at the bote1, ho made a call
when he thought that there was no one
there but women, and requested the
lady to step outside as he wanted to
speak to her. Upen this the lady of the
house ordered him to leave, when he
became very insulting and abusive. A
gentleman from the next house com
pelled bim to comply with the request
to go, and he went. As to the hotel bill,
that was settled satisfactorily, without
the aid of the most noble carpenter from
Warm Springs. Instead of the lady
coming here last July, she came here one
year ago last August. J. H.
A White Deer.
A dispatch dated at Saginaw, Michi
gan, today has been received announc
ing that O. D. Taylor has beaten the
Cornell case. This is the case out of
which Mr. Taylor's arrest grew, and.be
now stands clear of all charges thereun
der. Mr. Taylor has many friends here
who will be pleased to learn the' above
bit of news. .'
The 'decision of the United States su
preme court Monday in the quadrant
case, settles the title to about 200,000
acres of valuable land in Washington
county. More than 500 settlers occupy
the land and they will now be enabled
to get title to the lands.
The land in question consists of a
quadrant shaped tract having a radius
of ten miles, situated adjacent to a
point above the railroad which -was
started to run from Portland to Astoria ;
stopped and turned at a right angle and
ran south to MoMinnville. The govern
ment claimed that there were two roads
to which the grants were given, Port
land and Astoria road, and the one run
ning to McMinnville, while the railroad
company claimed that the whole was
one continuous road and they were en
titled to a grant ten miles in width along
the whole line. . '
a, When the grant, on the line from
rHillsboro to Astoria lapsed, many sejj
uera cuuuiuering mis quadrant tract
government land, took up homestead
and pre-emption claims from the gov
ernment. Many who had bought claims
trom.tne railroad company quit paying
them and entered their claims under
the law as public lands and some, have
kept on paying the railroad company
till this time. The government finally
brought suit in the United States dis
trict here to quiet title to these lands
and the case was decided in favor of the
government by Judge Bellinger some
three years ago. The company appealed
the case to the circuit court of appeals,
and it reversed Judge Bellinger's de
cision. The government then appealed
to the supreme court of the United
There is quite a curiosity on exhibition
in the Snipes-Kinersly drugstore win
dow, in the Ehape of a white deer. The
deer was killed near Prlneville a vear or
more ago. The hair ia of a ' creamy
white color, the deer a good bized back
with four prongs on one horn and five
on the other. The horns are remark
ably large with much more than the or
dinary spread. It has attracted consid
erable attention today, and well it may,
for white deer are about as scarce as
black swans, $20 pieces or any other ex
tremely rare productions.
Highest Honors World's Fair,
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair.
Most Perfect Made,
do Years the Standard.
MAYS & CROWE.
Jacobson Book & Music Co.
No. 174 Second Street,
New Vogt Block, The Dalles, Oregon.
Successor to Cbrisman & Corson.
11 FULL LINE OF
STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES.
Again in business at the old stand. I would be pleased to
see all my former patrons. Free delivery to any part of town.
young lady desires housework ia
Apply at this office.
We have strictly First-class
FIR, OAK and
To sell at LOWEST MARKET RATES.
Phone 25. JOS. T. PETERS & CO