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About The Dalles daily chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1948 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1896)
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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
33 1-3 p0P cent, off the marked ptdee.
liadies' Cloths 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 "
we still Coaiiaue our sale or snocs ana iiass.
Our regular 75c Cloth 55c yard
Our regular 85c Cloth , 50c "
Our regular $1.00 Cloth 72c "
PEASE &. MAYS.
All goods marked in plain figures.
The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
DEC. 17, 1896
' Weather Forecast.
Portland, Dec. 17, 1896.
For Eastern Orkoon Tonight and tomo
tow rain and warmer.
Random Observation and Local Events
of Lesser Magnitude.'
week, probably the 23d, and will carry
quite a number of passengers on that
Two complaints were filed with the
county clerk yesterday with tLe object
of severing the ties of matrimony here
tofore and now existing between the
parties therein named. One was the
suit of Ernest Morgan against Nettie
Morgan ; the other Frank Meyers
against Annie M. Meyers.
It Should be Finished Early ext
Last Night's Flay.
The diamond ring raffled last night,
was won by Joe Batty.
Dr. Lannerberg. the eye specialist, lo
cated in the new Vogt block.
The Regulator is tnakingher regular
runs, consequently will be in tonight.
The Eathbone Sistere meet tonight,
and every member is requested to be
present, as business of importance will
The ladies of the Good Intent Society
will have on sale Wednesday and Thurs
day of next week, pies, cakes and dough
nuts ; also kitchen aprons.
We have coal and iron in abundance
and with an open river, what's the mat
ter with The Dalles becoming the
'Pittsburg of the Pacific."
The Woman's Christian Temparance
Union will meet tomorrow CFriday), the
18th ak the residence of Mrs. W. H.
Biggs, at 3 o'clock. A fall attendance of
members and friends of the cause is re
quested. Mrs. M. E. Herrin has a large assort
ment of Columbia River views suitable
as Christmas presents fr friends in the
east, which she will dispose of at 12
cents each, between now and January
Stubling & Williams have some choice
brands of cigars, put up in lots of 25,
which make very suitable Christmas
presents. They also wish to state that
all their goods are delivered free to city
We understand th4 attempt to have
Ellen Beach Yaw sing here has not been
aDandoned, but that the arrangements
will probably be completed for her ap
pearance here after she sings in1 Port
land, sometime about the last of the
Teams are busy hauling: wheat from
the warehouses to the Regulator wharf,
and from present indications that good
little steamer will have all the cargo she
can carry, at least until her running
mate, the Dalles City, is again ready for
The argument in the Steeves case was
- concluded today at noon, and perhaps
by this time a verdict has been reached.
There seems to be a etrong impression
at Eillsboro that the jury , will either
. hang or acquit, and that there is no
probability of a conviction. -
The Monmouthshire, the big Asiatic
Oregon liner, arrived at Astoria yester
day and at Portland today. She brings
2,500 tons of freight and several passen
ger, besides forty Chinese. She will
leaye for Hong Kong some time next
Katie Putnam has been here and is
gone, leaving very pleaeant recollections
of her visit. Nothing that can be said
in praise of the little lady will do her
justice, for she is perfect.
The curtain went up promptly at 8
o'clock, as it should, and the ultra-fashionables,
who drift in at all hours, lost a
goodly portion of the play. Owing to
the fact that the company had to get
away on the evening train, due to leave
here at 10 :15, the two last acts of the
play were cut, and then they only got
away by having the train held for
twenty minutes. The tickets were 75
cents and. $1, which is pretty steep for
these bard times, but in spite of this
there was quite a good house.'
Owing tp the present time card on the
O. R. & N., every show we have this
winter will have to put the curtain up at
8 o'clock, or before, in order to avoid re
maining here a whole day after the
show. This being the case, theater
goers should see to it that they are there
From orders recently issued by Lieut.
Col. Patterson, we glean a few notes on
There will be quarterly muster and
inspection of the subdivisions of the bat
talion at the last meeting in December,
except G company, which will be in
b pec ted by Col. Patterson at the ar
mory Dec. 28th.
D. H. Roberts has been appointed
battalion sergeant-major, and E. B
Kerns company quarter master sergeant
of company G, to rank as such from
Sept. 23, 1896.
Tomorrow the public schools will
close until the Monday after New Year's,
Thb' Chronicle sincerely hopes that
every pupil may have just the most de
lightful Christmas vacation. One that
iney may all look back to many years
from now as a green and- pleasant mem
ory. And it hopes further that they
will be back at their desks at the end
of their vacation with a keener desire to
master their studies and to fit them
selves for the positions later life will
bring them. ''
Tyh Valley Roller Flour Mills.
xyga v aney toiler riour mills are
running full time on No. I wheat.
Flour equal to the best always on band
Prices to suit the times. . Also mill feed
in quantities to suit.
' W.'M. McCoeklb & Son.
A NEW GRADE NEEDED.
We understand a committee has been
appointed by the Commercial Club to
look after the matter of laying out and
building a new grade from the free
bridge across the Deschutes. The grade
is badly needed, and should be built
just as soon as the weather permits.
The grade in Sherman county is said
to be first-class, but on this side it is in
bad shape, being irregular and running
at all the way from seven to twenty-two
inches to the rod. ' A preliminary es-
aminition of the proposed route has
been made, and it is thought a grade
can be made with not to exceed fifteen
inches pitch to the rod. The new grade
would not follow the old one, and so ode
great difficulty would be obviated that
exists now, as soon as it was made
passable. At present in the summer
when the wool teams are using the
trade and coming this way it is impos
sible to get down it on account of their
being no turnouts. While the new
grade should be well provided for in
this respect, it would not be necessary
to make them at once, as the old grade
could be used for a while by teams going
We understand money was donated
by Sherman county people to fix their
part of the road, with the understanding
that Wasco countv would build and
maintain a good grade on 'this side. A9
the ground gets in good condition to
work, the surveys should be completed,
so that the work can be pushed to an
early completion, and while the ground
is still moist enough to pack. ' The
grade should be finished in time for use
by next spring's wool teams.
The Circulating Library.
The circulating library, started some
time ago by Miss Henrietta Owen, is
not receiving the patronage it deserves.
The idea in starting the library was to
place within the reach of all the very
best modern literature. Old standard
works are not kept, but the latest .and
best novels, as well as more solid read
ing, are kept. Books that one is com
pelled to read to keep up with the times,
yet Buch as one does not care to pur
chase at the prices charged when first
issued, are of the class most largely se
We suggest that the long winter even
ings may ' be passed pleasantly and
profitably by the perusal of books from
the circulating libry. The life member
ship coats only $1.50, and the dues are
25 cents per month. This is surely
cheap enough for anyone. We feel cer-,
tain that if our people once begin to
patronize the library and realize the
wide scope of first-class reading materia
at their disposal, the library will be pat
ronized as it deserves to be. Eugene,
Ashland md the towns of Southern Ore
gon where the system under which thfs
library is run is in vogue, have very
large memberships, and there is quite a
rivalry as to who shall have the first
chance at the new books.
It might be well to add that a paid-up'
life membership would make a very ac
ceptable phristmas present.
Already business is improving In the
retail line, caused largely by the demand
for holiday goods. The Dalles stores are
well supplied with everything in that
line, from dress goods to cantoe flannel,
and from diamonds to soap. There Is
not a better place to purchase, substan
tial tokens in the shape of clothing and
groceries than this; and in the line of
jewelry, curios, artistic products of
pencil and brush, and the thousand
trinkets that go to make up the average
Christmas presents, few places of its
size can show so large or so varied an
assortment.' A.B we have said, trade in
these lines is already good, and would
be better if it were not for the vast sums
being sent out daily to pay for railroad
lands. 'With a good crop next year, an
open river, and the drain caused by
land purchases stopped, business will be
better hare than it has since the days
when this was the outfitting town for all
the mining region east and south of us
A new era of business prosperity has
already begun for as, but its magnitude
will not be realized until next summer
The folding chairs in the New Vogt
are amusing things, lor as Artemus
Ward says, "You never know just what
they are going to do." - They have a
faculty, wanting in some people, that is
they can shut up eo easily. ' If a person
leans forward the least bit, down they
go, shutting up like a pocket comb, and
landing the recent occupant on the
floor- It gives one such a delightful
feeling of uncertainty that it does not
matter much what ie going , on on the
stage. However, we have no kick com
ing, and would much prefer taking the
chances of a dumping at a good ebow to
having a couch of rose leaves at a poor
one. If the management will just con
tinue to give us as good companiea as
Katie Putnam's, we will all forget about
the danger behind us.
MAYS & CROWE.
Highest Honors World's Fair,
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair.
Female Help Wanted.
Wanted Red-beaded girl and white
horse to deliver premiums given away
with Hoe Cake Soap. Apply to any
- Most Perfect Made. -,
40 Years the Standard.
Jacobson Book & Music Co.
No. 174 Second Street,
ITe-w .Vogt Block, The Dalles, Oregon.
Successor to Cbrisman Corson. '
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.
, We have strictly First-class
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