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VOL. XI THE DALLES, OREGON. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1898. ' ( NO 199
Tomorrow the last day.
Tomorrow the last day.
THE SALE OF THE SEASON ...
We Have a
Way of Doing Things
Peculiarly our own. If we 3o anything
at all we do it Right. do it thoroughly.
We have, too many pairs of pants in
stock. We wish to reduce our stock. To
do this quickly and thoroughly we apply
the lever of "cut prices," and such a cut,
Prices Range from $1.25 to $5.50.
A. EL Williams &
. X. If Hi
Try on any pair your size from uur complete
pants stock, and that question will always be
satisfactorily answered. So will the price. Here
you will find worsteds, cheviots and cassimeres
in pretty stripes and checks, bars, widewales,
plaids and sedate mixtures made to wear, made
to fit and fit to wear anywhere.
the last day.
Positively the laat day of this great sacrifice Bale of
Men's everyday and Sunday trousers. If you have not
as yet turned this sale to your own individual advan
tage, it is high time you did bo. If you have al
lowed any possible feeling of skepticism in regard to
the genuineness of our price-cut, to keep you away, we
ask you to do us the justice of an investigation. .
Tomorrow positively the last day when you
can buy Men's trousers at half-price. Do as so many
others have done Prof It by it. .
...Pants at ffalf-PiicB...
K. N. & F. and v
Sweet, Orr & Co.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THAT
$5.00 buys two pair of $5.00 Pants dur
ing this sale, or one pair for $2.50.
A. II Williams &
BURNED TO ASHES
Famous San Francisco Hotel Consumed
FIVE LIVES LOST
Impossible to Get a Complete List
Latest Estimates of the Loss Caused
By the Fire Places the Total at
x San Francisco. Nov. 22. At 3:25 this
morning the Baldwin hotel caught fire
and was entirely destroyed. There were
800 people, guests and employes, in the
hotel at the time the fire broke out, and
certainly five, probably many more oi
these people, lost their 1 ires.
The fire is said to have started in the
kitchen, located in the basement. It
worked its way -through a flue to the
sixth floor and' before the first alarm
was sent in the flames had gained great
. headway. The first alarm was followed
by others in rapid succession, nntil five
calls had been sent in, summoning every
piece of aparatur at the command of the
For years the Baldwin has been re
garded as the most dangerous fi'retrap in
San Frascisco. Built of wood, six sto
ries high, with narrow and tortuoos
hallways, it Is a wonder half the people
in the hotel escaped. They were slow
to awaken. Many were dazed and stu
pified by smoke when the police, fire
men, and hotel employes, hurrying
through the hallways, kicked open the
doors and notified the people of the great
danger. When they managed to reach
the windows and fire escapes there were
no ladders. Many attempted to jump
from the windows to the streets, but
were warned not to do so by the. crowd
below. Then the firemen got up ladders
and commenced taking people to the
ground, rescuing many.
In the interior of the hotel and explo
sion in the theater caused that portion
of the building to cave in. The explo
sion also extinguished the electric lights
throughout the building. There were
many people In the upper halls and cor
ridor at that time, and firemen and po
lice were endeavoring to lead them to
the Market and Powel-street windows.
The entire top floor was then a blazing
Escape By a Rope.
The story of the rope is a thrilling one.
For eight years Kate, Richardson has
been ah employe of the hotel, occupying
a room on the fifth floor. v Five years
ago, as a precautionary measure in just
Euch emergency, procured a rope long
enough to reach from her room to the
street. When the alarm was given,
Miss Richardson, with the assistance of
Miss Gussie Johnson, a companion, se
cured the rope to a piece of heavy furni
ture and.threw the free end out of the
window. The two girls were abont to
make the descent when three lady guests
rushed into the room and begged to be
saved. The two brave girls gave prece
dence to the guests, and then M:ss John
son took her position on the rope and
went down hand over hand. Miss Rich
ardson was the last to leave, and she had
gone down bat one etory when Captain
White, who occupied a room on that
floor, called to here, appeaiingly begging
her not to jump. Miss Richardson
stopped and begged the captain to take
her place on the line. This he refused
to do, and only after dint of much per
suasion could he induce Miss Richard
son to save herself, promising to follow
in her wake.
'Miss Richardson reached the street in
safety and Captain White had launched
himself in the sir, when suddenly the
rope broke and he fell to the ground be
low, a distance of nearly 100 feet.
It is impossible atpresent to estimate
the death Joes but indications are that
it must increase. The police department
is compiling a list of guests, and check
ing them off as fast as reported safe. . So
far the list is as follows :
Jonathan L. White, capitalist, resid
ing in the hotel. '
Lewis Meyers, secretary Laluya Bay
Gold Mining Company.
John J. Carter, associate judge of
California Jockey Club. ;
Tate Pryor, sheetw'riter to J. J. Car
J. M. Lighthead, purser of the City of
'A careful estimate of the loss caused
by the ' Baldwin hotel fire places the
total at $1,500,000, on which at the out
side there was not over $150,000 insur
ance. The insurance, $50,000,' carried
on the hotel was ridiculously small.
About $900,000 of the mortgage covers
the Baldwin hotel property, and the
opinion is entertained that the site
alone is worth at least $500,000 over the
Now is the time to have your Xmas
Fotos made by Gifford. llra
0 FOR HAWAIIANS
Territorial Form Will Be fiocoiienfleil
By tbs Commission.
WILL TAKE THIS
FORM AT PRESENT
Commissioners Have Completed the Bill
and Its Report Will Be Ready
When Congress Assembles.
Washington, Nov. 2,3. The commis-
sion appointed by the president to rec- j
ommend a form of government for the
Hawaiian islands as a part of the Unit
ed State's, met in Senator Cullom's com
mittee rooms at the. capital today, for
the first time since - leaving Honolulu,
Senators Cullom and Morgan, and Rep
resentatives' Hit and Frear being pres
ent. " ;
The meeting was devoted to discussing
details of the bill, and the report which
the commission will make .to congress,
whichjiad not been decided upon at the
last meeting. The legislation which will
be recommended by the 00m mission will
he included in a bill, which to all intents
and purposes, will be an enabling act,
and very much like the bills providing
for the admiusion of new states into the
Union, except in the important detail
that it provides for the admission of a
territory and not a state. The bill has
been completed but probably will be
amended in detail.
The report hae not been completed,
but the commission has decided upon
its important features. One of these is
a recommendation that the system of
importing laborers under contract shall
be discontinued. The commissioners
have concluded that ' as the system is
contrary to the laws applying to this
country as a whole, it would not be wise
to continue it, even temporarily m
Hawaii. It is understood that a ma
jority at least of the members of the
commission do not accept the theory
that Americans and Europeans' cannot
do manual labor in the islands.
The commission will recommend a
regular territorial form pf government,
with a governor, a delegate in congress,
and a legislature. The legislature will
be elected by the qualified voters of the
island, but there will be property and
educational qualifications imposed upou
those who wote for members of the upper
house of the legislature. The franchise
will not be extended to the Japanese or
Chinese in the island, but the Portu
gese who become citizens will not be
excluded, under the restrictions im
posed, The commission will present full
details of the value of the property ac
quired, the income of the tariff taxes
and other important facts bearing npon
the government of the islands. They
estimate that the property secured to
the United States will Amount to more
than $10,000,000. -
- Lost in the Mountains.
Pendwiton, Or., Nov. 23. Several
thousand sheep are imprisoned in the
mount ians near here. Two feet of snow
Made from pore
cream of tartar.
Saf eguards the food
Alum baking powders are the greatest
menacers to health of the present day.
royal bakino Powpeft eg, hew vobk.
has fallen there. Sheepmen have kept
their sheep on the mountain ranges aa
long as possible, on account of dryness
and a lack of grass outside, S. E. Boett
cher. has two bands at Wilbur, over
6000, and Robert Potwine 3000. One
band belonging to Marshall & Furnish
is lost. Herders hunted for it for three r
days, but found no trace or it. unless
Chinook winds blow and melt the snow,
sheepmen will have difficulty in bring
ing their sbeep'out without -heavy loss,
The improvements of the fair grounds,
fences, tanks, water cart, grand stand.
I pavilion, stables and sheds. Sealed bids
will be received for any part or whole of -this
property by the undersigned on Dec.
1, 1898, the property to be removed
from the grounds- by January 1, 1899.
Right reserved to refuse any or all bids.
A. S. MacAllistkr,
P. O. Box 285,
- The Dalles. or.