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Bicycles . . .
Clearance Sale of Bicycles
NEW ATSTD 2d HAND WHEELS
For Less than Half Price
Suggests comfortable clothing. To add
to your comfort we offer this week a few
specialties in good, seasonable Footwear,
which, compared with their real market
value, will be sold at almost
Men's heavy soled Box Calf Lace $3.00
Men's heavy soled Tan Box Calf Lace 3.00
Ladies' heavy soled Vici Kid Button :.. 2.25
Ladies' heavy soled Vici Kid Cloth Top, Button ... 2.25
Ladies' heavy soled Calf, Button 2.00
Misses' Pebble Grain Button, sizes 11 to 2 1.00
Misses' Kangaroo Calf, Button, sizes 11 to 2 1.25
Child s' Heavy Sole Kid, Button, sizes 8 to 11 .75
A few pair of Women's Pebble Grain, Button, sizes 3 to 6 60
All Goods Marked in
PEASE & MAYS.
The Dalles Daily Chronicle,
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9. 1899
Telephone No. 1.
TO OUR ADVERTISERS:
All Changes in Advertisements must
be handed in before io o'clock A. M., as
no changes will be accepted in the aft
ernoon. This rule will be positive.
CHRONICLE PUBLISHING CO.
The Dalles, January io, 1899.
Ice creepers at Maier & Benton's.
Clearance prices on all overcoats at A.
M. Williams & Co.'s.
A letter from one of the boys at Manila
says that Admiral Dewey recently gave
to each of the Oregon boys a suit of
clothlne as a present. So he knows
they're there all right. J
; The "Who's Who" company, which
was to play here Saturday night,
have withdrawn their contract, and will
not appear. No further shows are now
booked for the Vogt, and the next
amusement will be tbe Elks' ball.
From W. R. Menefee, who returned
from Dufur this morning, we learn that
the Chinook winds have eucceeded in
melting the snow on the other side of
8-Mile, and that at Dufur there is prac
N tically no enow, although the tempera
ture is about the same as at this place.
For the benefit of those who may not
be aware of tbe dates upon which - the
steamers carrying mail for Manila sail,
we publish the following list for this
month; From Seattle, February 8th;
' Vancouver, 9th ; Tacoma, 11th ; Seattle,
15th ; Tacoma, 21st, and Vancouver, 27th..
s Rev. Ellory, of Wasco, conducted the
meeting at the M. E. church last night,
Rev. J. S.. Rhodes failing to arrive from
Arlington on account of the train being
delayed. He, . however, reached here
this morning and will assist in the meet
ings for the remainder of the week, at
On account of the impossibility of fin
ishing the digging of tbe grave this
morning, the ground being in snch a
bad condition, and also the impassable
ness of the roads, the funeral of Joseph
Medcalt was postponed until this after
noon at 2 o'clock. A large number of
friends were present, aud many followed
the remains to the cemetery. '
Last evening Dr. Rinehart received
word from Patience Cooper saying that
Viola Mann, a cousin of her's and a sister
of Ann Mann, who graduated from - the
High school here last year, was at the
- point of death. ; It peems, that Mies
Mann, who is matron at the Soldiers'
Home in Roeeburg, was tending a
patient who was afflicted with blood
poisoning, and from so slight an open
ing as a bang nail will make in the sin,
was inoculated with the poison, .and
will probably lose her life. She is now
in the hospital in Salem.
The town was full of Populists this
morning, sixteen men taking tbe middle
of the road, where one took the walk.
This afternoon the conditions are thaw
ing, and we are all ready to repent and
be baptized in the sunshine. One man
(perhaps 'twas the Butler) said it was
musical weather this morning, that you
had to be sharp, or you'd be fiat. '
Yesterday John Blaser, of this city,
received word of the death of his father,
Chris Blaser, in -Switzerland, on tbe 21st
of last month. The old gentleman was
CZ years old, and his eon had not seen
him for eighteen years. Mr. Blaser says
his thoughts tnrn often to his native
land, and he is now contemplating a
visit to his childhood home in the near
We have heard of all kinds of "creep
ers" and creeping things, but the ' latest
is the "ice creeper," which Maier &
Benton are advertising.' They're Barely
a clammy sort of an animal, perhaps the
kind which infests ice cream freezers.
Tbe dealers say yon couldn't Blip if you
wanted to when accompanied by a pair
of these. That must be what makes one
of that firm Maier.
A letter received from Robt. Mays, jr.,
and which was written when the ther
mometer was sixteen below zero, is not
very encouraging concerning the fate of
sheep in the vicinity of Antelope. He
says hay was selling at $30 a ton for a
time; but now it cannot be bought for
love nor money.' While a very few.
like himself, who raise their own feed,
have enough to tide them over, they
have not a bit too much, and . those who
tare accustomed to buying enough-to
feed for abont a month, are now in a
box. The trouble is not alone at this
time, but even -when the ground is bare
there is no grass for the stock, the dry
fall making ranges pcor, and the loes
cannot help but be immense.
Surveyor Goit, who returned from a
trip to interior towns Sunday, tells of a
curious occurrence which happened re
cently near Victor. If our readers
imagine it sounds fishy, we refer them
to the gentleman, who is noted for his
truthfulness,-and not liable to mistakes
nor beef-steaks: A cow belonging to A.
Martin ran across a large butcher, knife
in the slops upon which she was feeding,
and proceeding to gobble everything in
sight, down went' the butcher knife.
Her owner, of course', expected to be
minus a cow, but after appearing 10 be
very sick for a few days, she is nowas well
ae ever; with an appetite twice as sharp.
It wfll never require a butcher to tit her
for beef, she'll be able to do her , own
One of the most difficult things in the
world to get straight is a report of a
wreck, from the fact that those who
know most about it will say the least,
and those who know the leaBt insist on
saying the most. Consequently;the re
port of yesterday's wreck was all squ-gee.
In the first place the scene of the acci
dent was near Corbett, not Caetle Rock,
and the n n m ber of the train was incorrect.
Secondly, instead of causing the trouble,
the tree prevented a worse mix-up, for
instead of being across the track, it was
on the bank where the engine fell.
Thirdly, the cars didn't go over the
grade, but, strange to say, followed the
ties when the train struck the slide.
Fourthly, (and lastly, as the ministers
say) Graham was not engineer, but
brakeman, and was hurt but slightly,
being able to walk home when - he
reached Portland. Foster was engineer,
and was not hurt at all.
A FORMER DALLES BOY.
A Chapter Concerning Lieutenant Chris
topher Fits Gerald.
The models for the coining season will
be No. ,61 , men's roadsters, $50; No. 62,
woman's special light roadster, $50;
No. 66, men'-s regular roadsters, $75 ; No.
67, woman's regular roadster, $75; No.
69,.men'8 roadster thirty-inch wheel,
$75. Quality is Cleveland throughout,
not a part slighted not a machine un
worthy of a Cleveland nam" plate.
1899 changes Wider handle bars, with
new internal expanders, improved auto
matic oiling device, flash frame head,
increased gauge of tubing, longer frame
and new reinforcements, new ball bear
ing spokes.also new bubs. The Burwell
detachable tire, more air, more comfort;
special bearings along new lines. Crank
yoke changed, doing away with disc on
chain side; dust proof, pedals: im
proved Cleveland gear case; new eaddles.
The 1899 models are superior to any
Cleveland ever offered to the public.
They l.ave more original ideas.
We have just receved some '99 models.
Call and see them. It's quality that
talks these days, and Cleveland quality
is talking loud.
Sole Agents for Cleveland Bicycles.
From an article in the Notre Dame
Scholastic, written by Daniel V. Casey,
who is the Chicago Record's correspond
ent at Havana, we cliu the following
concerning a former Dalles boy one
who was brought np here, and in whom
we are all interested.: -..
"Lieutenant Christopher C. F. Fitz
Gerald, '&4 the 'Chris Fitz of the early
nineties is tbe second in command of
Co. 'V 2d UJ 8. Vol.. Engineers now - on
duty at Camp Columbia, near Havana
There is only one battalion of engineers
to look after the physical weli-being of
General Fitz Hugh Lee's entire Seventh
Army Corps, and 'Fitz,' who is easily the
most efficient engineer in the battalion,
has grown brown and lean by reason of
much Woik and exposure to son and
rain. He has had charge of all the rail
way construction switches, sidings and
spur tracks done at Mananao ; and
while he was waiting for his rails and
ties to be ferried over from Savannah he
managed a gang of two hundred insur
gents ol Gen. Menocal's command who
bad consented to lay water pipe for tbe
United States at five dollars a week per
bead. Every man of the two hundred
was armed with machete and rifle, and
'Fitz' knew Spanish of the pantomimic
sort, but he hammered more work, his
major says, out of his . gang than any
other officer on the line. Camp Colum
bia's water Blip ply is piped ' seven miles
from the Veuto reservoir in the hills
back of Havana,' and the leading of the
main's down to Buena Vista, where Lee's
headquavters flag flatters by day, was
the first big job undertaken by the en
gineers, i 'Fitz' saw the mains as far as
Buena Vista before the quartermaster's
department delivered over to him his
beloved. rails and ties.
"The switch-points and angle-irons
had been left in Savannah, but 'Fitz
supplied the lack bv borrowing, in anoth
er bnrst of pantomime, a dozen points
from the general manager of the United
Railways of Havana. The angle-irons
he had forged in the battalion machine
shop, and when the first freight car
rumbled out to camp full of Government
stores, there was a side track to receive
it. Major R. H. Savage, commander of
the battalion, calls Fitz his 'right hand
man,' and gives him the delicate jobs to
manage. Savage's battalion landed at
Havana before Thanksgiving, a full
three weeks before tbe first regiment 'of
Lee's corpp arrived, so winning the
honor of being Havana's first American
garrison. During -the summer it did
yeoman service at Chickamauga and
Montauk Point, sailing to Savannah and
laying out Camp Onward after the last
of the Santiago regiments had been sent
home. At college 'Fitz' was an engineer
ing enthusiast, and in '95, a year after
his graduation, he broke into the
engineering department of the big four
system, where be won step after step by
clever and faithful work. At the out
break of the late war, Gov. Mount
gave him a commission as lieutenant ot
volunteer engineers, and assigned bin
to Co. '7 of the second regiment. 'Chris
is enamoured of Cuba and the Cuban
senontas, and it is quite possible that
he may return to the island after tbe
mastering out of the battalion to teach
the Cubans how to make smooth road
beds and fast time a lesson they sadly
MONUMENT TO OUR DEAD. '
Let Wasco County Bhow Ber Apprecia
tion of Their Heroism.
Rftet the Holidays..
We have a large stock ot Pianos, Organs, Sheet Music, Musical Instru
ments, etc., that we are selling a't popular prices.
Our stock of Stationery and Books is complete.
Jacobsen Book & Music Co.
170 Second Street, The Dalles, Oregon.
Tuesday Williamson asked and ob
tained unanimous consent to introduce
a bill in the legislature which proved to
be an appropriation of $1000 for the erec
tion of a monument to the dead soldiers
from Oregon who lost their lives in tbe
war with Spain. The measure was en
thusiastically received, being so popular
as to cause a suspension of the fules to
its third reading, after 'which it passed
by the unanimous vote of the house.
Beside this, the citizens; of Oregon are
contributing money individually toward
this monument. ' General Beebe, of
Portland, is chairman ot the committee
in this noble move, and he appoints one
person in each county to have charge of
the work. Judge Braiishaw is commit
teeman for this county, and it is request
ed that committees be appointed from
the, various churches and echools to take
an active interest in the matter. -
Each one who collects money for tbe
In Bulk at
J. H. CROSS
' Feed and Grocery store
Cor 2d & Federal Sts.
We wish to clear out all old stock before mov
ing into new store' and have some bargains.
This is an opportunity to get , bicycle c heap'
All wheels sold at half regular price.
Opposite old stand.
A. Ad. KELLER,
...He enowiied Bltf Oio Fino Saloon...
90 Second StT, second door from Court.
THE DALLES, OREGON
A. AD. KELLER
. The Dalles, Or.
81 worth of checks
good for 10c drink.
K or cigar.
check wltneacnpurchase -
Tom Burke's -gp Homestead Whiskey
Specialty in Imported French Liquors and Cognac
Best Domestic Liquors, Wine3 and Cigars.
The Largest and Best of August Buchler
Home-made Beer and Porter.
Agenf for the Swiss Pub. Co., New York.
Headquarters for Seed Grain of ail kinds. ;
Headquarters for Feed Grain ot u kinds.
Headquarters for Rolled Grain, ail kinds.
Headquarters for Bran, Shorts, t,Ti!uFEdD
Headquarters for "Byers Best" Pendle-
4-f-.fl OUT This Floor is manufactured expressly for family
vKJXX .L JAJ Ul use : every Rack is guaranteed to give satisfaction.
We sell our (roods lower than any honse in the trade, and if -you don't think so
call and get oar prices and be convinced.
Highest Prices Paid for Wheat, Barley and Oats.
monument is to Bend the name and ad
dress of such person contributing, and
tbe amount contributed, to the secretary
of the committee, M. D. Wisdom, room
8 Hamilton bnilding, Portland, Or., and
he will send to each address a souvenir
history of the United States.
Twenty-five cents or less is
amount asked from each person,
course, any one can give more, bat
small amount is asked so every one
cive and feel a personal interest in
Among Oregon's dead is one from
Wasco county, and this is one way in
which we can show enr appreciation of
his heroism, as well as that of each one
of our state's noble dead.
The monument will be erected in
lime to be dedicated when the Oregon
regiment returns from Manila.
When the amounts from the different
counties are reported, let us find that
the citizens of Wasco have responded in
a way which shows their sympathy and
patriotism equal to any.
'Woman of Woodcraft.
old numbers 8000, nearly all beneficiary
members. There are 1,000 in Oregon
alone. Death claims to the amount of
$30,000 have been paid in full, and a $100
monument has been erected at the head
of every benefit member's grave. It is
doing a vast amount of good in amelior
ating the woes and wants of tbe poor.
This order bold the palm for accomplish
ing more' and better results than any
competitor, according to age, in the
union. ' Comm.
lezt-Bjok Commission Kalsed a Roar.
E5 3D S
The Women of Woodcraft of this city
initiated a neighbor of Mt. Hood camp
into the Fraternal chopper's degree last
Friday night; and tomorrow evening
they initiate a candidate into the Pro
tection degree: they have several ac
cepted candidates for both degrees next
week, and several names of first class
citizens on tbe table for balloting. This
order here is working under special dis
pensation and is reaping a harvest
therefrom. The order in tbe Pacific
states, though only twenty-two months
State House, Salem, Feb. 9. This
morning tbe house was occupied with
the third reading of bills.
A measure providing for placing flags
on all public school buildings was passed.
Also one regulating tbe bringing of
Bheep into Oregon from other states.
.The county funding bill failed to pass.
Daly's text-book commission bill was
the cause of a great roar being raised in
the house. It will be discussed this afternoon.
..Yesterday the house went into com
mittee of the whole, and cut the appro
priation bill to pieces.
Mt. lloud Hose Co. Meeting;.
There will, be a . regular meeting of
Mt. Hood Hose Co. No. 4 at tbe hose
house tomorrow (Friday) evening, at
7 :30 o'clock. ' As this will be the last
meeting prior to the annual meeting
next Tuesday evening for the election of
officers for ensuing year, a full attend
ance is requested. '
" J. W, Lewis, Secretary.