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About The Dalles daily chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1948 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 5, 1897)
A NEW HAT
For Fifty Cents.
Displayed in our Furnishing Goods
Window is a line of Hats that retail regu
larly at $1.00 to $3.00. All styles and a
variety in colors. We want to close them
out, and have made a price that will sell
Any Hat in the Window
For Fifty Cents.
PEASE & MAYS
I ALL GOODS MARKED IN
I PLAIN FIGURES.
Th3 Dalles Daily Chronicle.
THURSDAY, - - - AUGUST 5, 1897.
All persons having claims against The
Dalles National Baok, of The Dalles,
Oregon, mast present tbe same to H. S.
Wilson, receiver, with tbe legal proof
thereof, within three months from the
date hereof, or thev may be disallowed.
Washington, D. C., June 5, 1897.
James H. Eckels,
Rwilom Observation and Local Event
of Leaser Magnitude.
Scblitz and Hop Gold Beer on draught
at Stabling & Williams'.
Shot gnn shells loaded to order at
Maier & Benton.
The weather forecastfor tomorrow is
fair and cooler.
See the new line of delft that juBt ar
rived at Maier & Benton.
Wheat is quoted in Portland at 78 to
80 for Walla Walla and 82 for valley.
The Pendleton Wool Scouring Co. ad
vertise elsewhere that they wish to pur
chase tallow. jul30-lw
Tbe Dalles City was loaded to the
guards this morning, the larger por
tion of ber cargo consisting of flour.
Rev, W. C. Curtis will not return un
til Friday evening and the usual mid
week meeting appointed for this even
ing will be omitted.
The Dalles City went down the river
about a mile this morning to tow a wood
scow up to tbe beach, and in conse
quence was a few minutes late in getting
away on her regularttrip.
Wasco county will have a damage case
soon if the large rocks are not removed
from the DesChutes grade. Tbe rocks
are large and easily lift a wagon off its
balance. Moro Observer.
A rumor got started last night that a
man named Elva Hollingsworth, who
came here recently, bad the smallpox.
Tbe rumor ran on all fours and traveled
fast, and all there was behind it was a
mild attack of measles.
There is nothing eo thoroughly appre
ciated by the ladies during the hot wea
tber as a deliciouB dish of genuine ice
cream. The Elite candy factory serves
just that kind. Also soda, ice cream
Boda and milk shake. a5-tf
E. E. Martin, deputy county clerk of
Clackamas county, has been arrested on
the charge of embezzling $400 from a
banking firm in Denver. He is also
charged with having issued fraudulent
county warrants in the sum of about
Col. Sinnott and Mr.- Vanbibber have
a Clondyke scheme that they think
there is lots of money in. It is to drive
500 milk cows to that country, keep
them as long as possible, and then as
winter comes on kill tbem for .beef.
Col. Sinnott has tbe thing elaborately
calculated, and tbe results, on paper,
equal tbe beBt things in the line ever
worked up by the immortal Col. Sellers.
Yesterday wna the first day of tbe
year on which the atmosphere showed
tbe presence of smoke, but today tbe air
has the regular August blue color from
it. It is supposed to have come from
fires near Portland and they were not
set by Eastern Oregon sheepmen either.
Grasshoppers are fast disappearing
from Umatilla county. It has been dis
covered that the destruction of these
pests is due to the large blow flies or
blue bottles, as they are more commonly
called. An experimenter found upon
examining a number of the grasshop
pers that there was nothing tinder the
outer Bbell but a mass of maggots which
bad sprung into life from tbe deposits
of tbe blowfly.
Tbe school census Tof this county for
last year shows in round numbers 4000
schoolchildren. Tbe census gives us a
population of a little less than 11,000,
which is now probably about 12,000.
This would make tbe population three
times as great as the number of school
children. If the proportion is tbe same
throughout the state, the population of
Multnomah county would be 72,000 and
of the state about 390,000.
John L. Austin, esq., who returned to
his borne at Union Sunday morning,
while in Pendleton last week stated that
the new woolen mill now in the course
of construction at Union is about en
closed, and the water power, machinery
and entire plant will be in running
order by this fall. Tbe mill cost, com
plete with all its fittings, $20,000. The
mill is three stories in height, covers a
space of 60x80 feet and will get power
from Catherine creek.
At an early hour this morning a light
rain feel here. The shower was accom-
anied by a thunder storm of quite
arge proportions tor Oregon, though it
ould not pass muster for sucb in the
last. There was one double-ended peal
at shook things up, but it was tbe
only one out of tbe usual order. The
night was extremely sultry, a condition
that pontinued after the rain, and still
continues. This is considered by the
weather-wise a sure sign that morn mi
is to loiiow.
Mrs. Bolton, mother of Simeon Bol
ton, was stricken with paralysis yester
day morning while in camp at the
Meadows, near the Johns' mill. She
was sitting in a chair, and being spoken
to and not answering it was discovered
that she was paralyzed and speecbl
Dr. Doane was sent for and went yester
day afternoon, and at this writing, 2
o'clock, had not returned. Mrs C. B.
Cnsbing was in camp at tbe time, com
ing in yesterday afternoon. When she
left, Mrs. Bolton's condition was some
what improved. . .
. Ht. UoiMt Hose Co.
A PECULIAR RAILROAD.
Skamania Has One That Belongs to a
Class of Its Ow:
Skamania county, Washington, has
railroad that is a curiosity. It is lesi
than four miles long, but is said to hav
cost $3,000,000. It is tbe old portagi
road from the Upper to the Lower Casf
cades, and was built by the old O. S. Nj
Co., and is now the property of ' iha
company's successor, the O. R. & Nj
There was a time when the road did art
immense business, carrying all the prod'
uctB of the Inland' Empire to tide water,
all the freight destined for the mines of
Idaho, Eastern Oregon and the vast re
gion east of the Cascades.
The days of its glory have departed,
and today it is scarcely more than two
streaks of rust and a right of way. Its
sole use now is to carry salmon from tbe
fisheries along the rapids to the Lower
Cascades, from which point they are
shipped to Warrendale, so the road
really "runs" only with the run of fish.
Mr. Jones, who has been employed on
the road since it was first built bas en
tire control of it. He is superintendent,
engineer, conductor, brakeman, fireman,
section foreman and section crew the
Alpha and Omega and all tbe balance of.
the alphabet. Mr. Jones . has grown
gray in the service of the company, yet
every day be gets out the solitary en
gine, gets up steam and makes the
round trip over the road. The engine
has gotten wheezy, and to get up steam
a fire has to be built in tbe smoke Btack
to get up a draft.
Recently the railroad commissioners
made a trip over the road, and to do
honor to the occaeion Mr. Jones got oat
the "directors' car," the one solitary
passenger coach. It had been used for
a long time as a storehouse for chicken
feed, and occasionally the chickens bad
used it as a sleeper, but Jones oiled the
ben coop up and gave the commissioners
a ride over the road. He is good Da
tared, happy, contented, and thorough
ly enjoys his unique position as a whole
A Beet 8 agar Factory.
Tbe members' of Mt. Hood Hose Co.,
No. 4, are hereby notified that there
will be a department meeting in council
chambers on Friday evening, Aug. 6th,
at 8 :30 o'clock. John W. Lewis, '
T. A. Hudson, who returned last night
from San Frauciaco, tells us that while
here be bad several conversations with
parties engaged in the manufacture of
beet sugar,, during which he mentioned
e fact thatJWasco county sugar beets
ad shown a greater percentage of sac-
harine matter than any raieed on the
oast. This statement at once interest
d tbem and they expressed a desire to
have a ton or more of sugar beets grown
in this county eent them, promising
that if the beets tested well and tbey
could be assured of a sufficient crop be
ing raised, that they would put in a
plant here for extracting tbe sugar, to
cost not less than $300,000.
It is too late, of course, to experiment
this year, but Mr. Hudson thinks that
among our farmers from one to five or
ten tons might be secured. If this can
be done he will forward the beets to the
factory at San Francisco, free of charge,
and have the sugar returned here.
Here is an opportunity that should not
Mixed Blue and White out
side and White inside.
"The Delft" is the latest
ware out in cooking utensils.
Prices are about the same as
granite ware, and a great deal
cheaper than the aluminum
wan,, and prettier than either
of them. Call and see the
MAIER & BENTON'S
167 Second Street.'
be neglected, and those farmers who
have sugar beets, even though in small
quantities, will do well to call upon Mr.
Hudson and assist in getting the indus
Among the decisions handed down by
the supreme court in Pendleton Satur
day waa one in tbe case of McKennon
vs. American Fire Insurance Company,
garnishee. The main point in the case
is that of sustaining the validity of the
homestead exemption law passed at a
former session of the legislature. Tbe
ppeal grew out of tbe Cotner insurance
se. McKennon garmsned the insur
ance company for a debt owed by Cot-
er and the company refused to pay on
he grounds that the amount of tbe pol
icy, about $900, was exempt from execu
tion. Tbe homestead exemption act pro-
iviaes mat a iree noicier may ciaini ex
emption to tbe amount of $1500. Nearly
all the circuit courts of the state have
decided that tbe law is inoperative, but
the supreme court bas now affirmed the
validity of tbe act.
Netted a Cariosity.
ohn Nelson, the well-known flsher-
an, caught a curiosity ot a Chinook
salmon on Saturday afternoon about
three miles below tbe bell buoy, says
the Astoria News. As he pulled a fish
out of bis net he noti.ced.that something
was hanging from its mouth. Upon ex
amination be found ft to be a troll hook,
spoon and a couple of feet of line. Tbe
hook must have been in the salmon a
long time, as with a light pull it broke
loose from the under law, pulling a part
away with it. Tbe fish weighed about
thirty pounds and did "not differ in ap
pearance from the run now in the river
The spoon and book gsTve evidence of
being of Indian manufacture, but from
where it came is a matter of curiosity,
as the Chinook salmon is known not to
take a book in these waters. Several
years ago fish were caught in Tillamook
bay with similar books and spoons fust
to them, and at tbe time it caused eome
A Volcano Kills 500.
A dispatch to the Chronicle says :
"Five hundred reported killed up to
July 1st is the record of the terrible out
break of the volcano of Mayon, on the
island of Luzon, one of tbe Pbillippine
group. On the night of June 26th tbe
volcano began throwing up ashes and
lava in immense quantities, and flames
were thrown upward considerably over
100 feet. The next day fifty-six bodies
were recovered at a considerable dis
tance, and tbe recent dispatches to Hong
Kong np to July 8th state that not less
than 500 were known to be killed." .
Jackson Knglne Co.
All members of Jackaon Engine Co.,
No.. 1, are requested to attend the meet
ins to be held at tbe council chambers
at 8:30 Friday,' August 6th. All mem
bers failing to attend are liable to fine.
By order of the board of delegates. .
F. W. L. Skibbe,
Bio Drop ii) priee5
The season is getting late, and to close out
our stock now on hand we have marked them
MAYS & CROWE.
Jos. T- Peters & Co.
Agricultural Implements, Champion
Mowers and Reapers, Craver Headers, Bain
"Wagons, Randolph Headers and Reapers, , ,
Drapers, Lubricating Oils, Axle Grease,
Blacksmith Coal and Iron.
Agents ior Waukegan Barb Wire.
2nd Street, Cor: Jefferson, THE DALLES.
For ONE WEEK ONLY at
Jacobson Book & Music Co.
Bed-Rock Pries and terms to suit purchaser.
New Vogt Block. The Dalles, Oregon.
Successor to Chrisman A Corson.
FULL, LINE OF
STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES.
Again in business at tbe old stand. I would be pleased to
see all my former patrons. Free delivery to any part of town.
has the best Dress Goods
has the best Shoes
has everything to be found in a
first-class Dry Goods Store.
C. F. STEPHENS.
Wasco Warehouse Company
Headquarters for Seed Grain of ail kinds.
Headquarters for Feed Grain of an kinds.
Headquarters for Rolled Grain, ail kinds.
Headquarters for Bran, Shorts, -SiSo
Headquarters for "Byers' Best" Pendle-
f-s-lTi "C1! nn -r This Flour is manufactured expreeBly for family
livJ.il. J. XUUi ' use: every sack is guaranteed to give satisfaction.
We sell our goods lower than any bonse in the trade, and if you don't think bo
call and get our prices and be convinced.
Highest Prices Paid for Wheat, Barley and Oats.