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SATUliUAX.. NOVEMiJt;R20 lfc87
Wilson on three charges of highway return home this evening'. Mr. Moore
robbery and assault with a dngerous j stages that the town of Moro is enjoyr
weapon, demanded a seperate trial, lug a nealtby growth, a number or new
KILLliN ON ALASKA.
During the past two years of
extreme dull times the Tim-s-Mountaineer
has been sent reg
ularly to a great many who no
doubt appreciate the paper, but
who have not been called upon
for a settlement of their sub
scription. During those years
we have endeavored to keep the
paper going without calling up
and hia ease was on trial ttoday before
a jury composed of the following-named
persons: M. Diehtenmiller, L. L. Mc
Carty, Hans Lose, G. A. Liebe, Hor
ace Rice, P. McGrail, T. T. Nicholas
M. J. Manning-, Charles Schmidt, A,
A. Bonney. Grant Ashby and J. P'
Hilstrom. The state is represented by
A." A. Jay n9 and the defense by F. W.
Wiison and Li. S. Huntington.
From Thursday's Daily.
The lone had a large list of
gers this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Brooks, of Golden-
dale, are visiting- in the city today
Anyone intending to take a business
delinquents, knowing that couro will learn something of advant-
f m 11 i. I.,, 4- I UJ UttillUK till LU13 UillUO.
mnnpv was difficult to eet: but I 6 J 6
, . j I In the circuit court this morning
now mat times nave iiuy judgment for want of answer was al
we feel that our patrons should lowed in the case of Z. P. Moody vs. J,
nnt nnk cpttIp nil arrearages. I W. Condon
but, pay their subscription one
year in advance. We have trust
ed many of you one and two
years, and feel that a return of
the compliment is due. You
are therefore urgently requested
to pay up back subscriptions and
one year in advance, which will
entitle you to the Times-Mountaineer
and the Webfoot Planter
one year as a premium.
ITEMS IN BRIEF.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Snow fell at Gervais, Marion county
Judge Marriner, of Blalock, is in
the city today.
Hon. D. W. Pierce, of Goldendale, is
in the city today.
One car load of hogs from Dufur was
shipped to Troutdale last night.
J. Ii. Taffe, of San Francisco, is here
visiting his brother, I. H. Taffe, of
C. Summers Smith, justice of the
peace for Boyd .precinct, was in the
Miss Manning, of McMinnville, is
visitine in the city, the guest of Mrs.
C. F. Stephens.
Mrs. T. F. Wood and son went to
Portland this morning to spend a few
days visiting in that city.
The deficit in the internal revenues
since July 1st amounts to $38,000,000.
Bond issues will soon be in order.
This morning P. C. Snyder left for
Antelope to work in the interest of the
special eddition of the Times-Mountaineer.
You are invited to call and examine,
quality and prices of men's, women's
- and children's woolen under suits just
recived at the Racket store.
Wasco county wheat continues to
find its way to Portland, in spite of the
blockade there. The D. P. & A. N.
boats take full cargos down every day.
This morning James Morrell was ar
rested on a charge of robbery. He is
charged with having relieved a man of
bis purse in the Union street lodging
house last night.
The checks for the payment of pre
miums awarded to the recent district
fair have been madeiout, and parties
to whom premiums were awarded can
get the same by calling at' the D P. &
A. N. office. '
Col.'Frank J. Parker, editor of the
Walla Walla Statesman, was a passen
ger on the train for Portland this
morning. The colonel is going to his
farm in Lincoln couniy to recuperate
for a short time.
The ladies of tho Circle want this,
the first annual ball of the order, to be
a success in every particular. It .will
no doubt be the swell etent oftha
early winter, and the ladies are doing
everything possible to make it so.
The town of Gervais has been con
siderably wrought up over the arrest
and trial of Prof. Sigmund for severely
chastising-an unruly pupil. The court
held the the teacher was justified in
disciplining the lad, and he was ac
quitted. Secretary Alger has requested the
secretary of the interior to instruct
Alaskan officials to gather about 600
head of reindeer from the government
herds for use in the relief expedition
to be sent to the ice-bound whalers in
Business in The Dalles has been a
little slack the past few days on ac
count of storm, which has prevented
. very many farmers coming to town, but
they are out preparing for another gol
den harvest which will bring thousands
of dollars next year.
Thuasday of last week Curry Coolidge
was shot and killed at Harbor, Joseph
ine county, by some persons concealed
behind brush near the road. The as-
"wtssins are supposed to be parties by
the name of Van Pelts with whom Mr.
Coolidge had had trouble.
Th Portland wholesalers who passed
here Sunday evening, ware little more
sociable with the people of Pendleton
and Walla Walla than they were with
the people of The Dalles. They pushed
right on to Spokane, leaving word at
both places that they would call on
their return trip.
Today .N. Whealdon has acted as
eourt interpreter in the case against
Simmons. Most of the witnesses being
sons of the forest are not conversant
with the English language, ana the
services of Mr. Whealdon were solicited
to translate their answers. The way
he rattles off jargon is a caution
W. L. Hendrick, who was in the eity
this morning, reported five inches of
snow having fallen at Kingsley Mon
day night, but it was-thawing rapidly
when he left there yesterday morning.
He says it will be very beneficial to
giain that was sown early in the fall,
but the ground is not yet wet enough
Next Monday the Portland Evening
Tribune will be converted into a morn
ing paper, and will be enlarged to a
seven-column, eieht-page edition. It
will have a full press report, embrac
ing a service from the entire world.
The Tribune promises to be a very
formidable rival to the Oregonian, as
"it has plenty of money back of it to
keep it going until it shall be placed
on a paying basis.
W. J- Bryan has offered a large sum
of money to Ewing college, Benton,
111., to be known as the Mary Elizabeth
Bryan prize fund. The income is to be
used annually during commencement
week in cash prizes for the best essays
en the science of government. Mr.
Bryae's mother was a student at Ewing
college. Sk ws priaclpal of the
Young Ladies collega.and resigned on
aeeount of 111 health.
K. Simmons, who was jointly in
dicted wilh Sujph Brown and Robert
Three steamboats in port last nisht
reminded oldtimers of the days before
the railroad when all the traffic of the
upper country was handled by boats.
The five inches of snow that fell
Monday night on Tygh Ridge has dis
appeared, and so thoroughly wet the
ground in places that farmers could
There is no question but the ball to
be given by the Circle tomorrow even
ing will be an enjoyahl affair. The
ladies of the Circle always make a com
plete success of everything they under
take. Work in real earnest was commenced
on the new railroad bridge across Mill
creek today. A pile driver was un
loaded on the east bank of the creek
and put to work sending piles down
Capt. Geo. W. Shaver- came up n;i
the lone last evening, returning this
morning. Capt. Shaver will bf in
command of the White Str.r Line
steamer Sarah Dixon, and has been
looking over the route.
Prospects are none too flattei-ig for
high prices for wheat another year,
but the rush to Alaska will strengthen
the market for hog products, henco the
farmer who stocks up on hogs this year
will be certain of a market for what
wheat be can use in fattening them for
The "mk-fakir" who recently
worked The Dalles, today delivered
his "business directory" and collected
the "scads" for the advertisements
that appear thereon. The directory is
such a mixed up affair (as most such
fakes are) that it will be anything but
a good advertising scheme.
Hon. A F. Snelling, register of the
land office at North Yakima, is in the
city, and will take charge as editor of
the Baptist Sentinel as soon as he is
relieved from his official duties at
North Yakima, which he expects will
be on the 15th of next month, that be
ing the date when his term will expire.
The 800 Angora goats recently
shipped from Eoise, Idaho, to Pendle
ton, will be wintered near Pendleton.
It is said to be the intention to ship
them to the Klondike in the 'spring
to make mutton for the miners. They
are hardy and nimble animals, and
can more easily be driven over the
mountain prsses than sheep.
The first carload of steel rails to ba
used in the construction of the Tacoma
and Columbia river railway arrived in
Tacoma Monday night. Superintend
ent Dorr says work will begin this
week. The load will rua from Tacoma
to The Dalles, provided that enough
business can be shown up to convince-
capitalists the road will be a paying
On the 11th the Tacoma Ledger
issued a 24-page jubilee edition in com
memoration of the admission of the
state of Washington. A copy of the
same has been received at this office,
and is found to be a very creditable
publication. It contains many valua
ble articles on the resources of Wash
ington, and the importance of Tacoma
as the "gateway" to Alaska.
The 0:30 passenger was held up this
morning just as it pulled out of The
Dalles, not by masked highwaymen
but by the men who are blasting off
the point at the west bank of Mill
creek. Just before the train arrived
several blasts were put off that threw
rock all over the track, and the men
forced the train to wait on the bridge
until the rock could be removed.
The report of The Dalles schools for
the month just closed makes a good
showing when compared with other
years, there being a marked increase.
The report for the first quarter of 1896
was: Total in attendance, 729; averaga
number belonging, 662; average daily
attendance, 637. For the month just
past it is: Total in attendance 732:
average-number belonging, 693; aver
age daily attendance, 655-.
Messrs. C. W. Durrott and G. V
Jones have begun the publication of
the Oregon Teachers' Monthly at Port
land, a journal devoted to educational
matters. A perusal of the new publi
cation reveals the fact that its pages
are filled with suggestions and ideas
beneficial to teachers, and it should be
in the hands of every educator in the
state. The subscription prlo9 is one
dollar a year, which puts it within the
reach of all.
Drs. Geibendprfer and Ruedy, . have
formed a partnership In the practice of
medicine and surgery. In addition to
the office here they will open an office
in The Dalles. Dr. Geisendorfer is
too well known as a popular physician
to require any comment from the
Record. Dr. Ruedy comes to this
place well recommended, and has to
his credit the benefit of nearly two
years practice in the Good Samaritan
hospital Arlington Record.
(From Friday's Daily.)
Mrs. El Beck was a passenger on
this morning's train for Portland.
This morning Sheriff Driver left for
Salem with Hayes and Blank to deliver
them to the penitentiary officials.
Heavy wind and rain storms pre
vailed pretty much all over the state
yesterday, prostrating telegraph wires.
Next Tuesday evening the ladies of
the Catholic chupuii will open their
fair in the Vogt opera house. It
promises to be yery attractive.
Dr. J. A. Glsendorfer arrived this
morning from Arlington, but goes to
Portland tomorrow. He will return
next Tuesday, after which date he will
be found at his office in the Vogt block.
Hosea Brown, accounted the oldest
American soldier on the Pacific coast,
residing four miles from Grant's Pass,
died Tuesday night and was buried
Wednesday, having reached the age of
105 years and 4 months.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Moore, of Moro,
are visiting in the city. Mr. Moore,
who is of the firm of Moore Bros, bank
ers, is in the city on business, and will
bulidings being erected there this fall
The Seattle city council boars a close
resemblance to an Oregon legislature
Over there the council la trying to
elect a mayor, but the effort has re
sulted in a solid deadlock after about
100 ballots hava been taken.
The Baker City Democrat undertakes
to give th;it citv a boost bv stating
that there are S'.) telephones in use in
the city. The Dalles telephone ad
vice consists of over 400 phones, and
still we don't boast about it.
Frobablv when the Portland mer
chants arrive here Monday afternoon
they will not find a brass band and a
committee of citizens with outstretched
arms to receive them. The Dalles re
members the past, and remembers it
Mrs. M. E. Briggs returned horn
lass evening irom unenaus, wasti.,
where she has been with her little boy,
leddy. iiio uttie boy is muili im
proved, a;id when Mrs. TVig-gs left
fhebalis yesterday was considered out
Farmers have smiles all over their
faces on accouut of the copious showers
that are falling at present. They are
sufficient to wet the ground so that
plowing can be begun everywhere
which is an assurance that there will
be a big crop in 1898.
At present Marshal Lauer is kept
quite busy repairing cross walks and
sewers, on wmch he is doing excellent
work, and at the same time gets an oc
casional spare moment in which to
keep hobos ou the move, warning them
to shake the mud of The Dalles off
Mrs. E. M. Ford, wife of Engineer
Ford, of the Sumpter Valley railwa;
was pov.--rel v burned Tuesday night at
Baker City, by the explosion of a lamp,
and died Wednesday evening. A a-
year-old child carried a baby out of the
house and FEvorl it from a similar fate
of that of the mother,
While a keg ani a half of dynamite
was being thawed out at Telocaset,
Union county, Wednesday morning, it
took Cre and exploded with terrific
force. The explosion was heard at
Union, six raiiea distant. A caboose
on the railroad track 30 feet away was
wrecked. Several persons were in the
car, but no one was fatally hurt
Evidently the outside world has
h?ard that The Dalles U prosperous,
for every conceivable class of fakir has
visited the city within the past month.
The last to arrive was a paddler of can
ary birds who appeared en the streets
yesterday with a lot of "beautiful sing
ers" that he is desirous of exchanging
for cash. Probably the next to come
will have pews in heaven for sale.
Yesterday afternoon James Morrell
was given an examination before Jus
tice Filloon on a charge of robbery,
and was held in bonds of $300 to appear
before the next grand jury. He has
not yet funished bail and Is still in cus
tody of the sheriff. It Is claimed that
on Tuesday night Morrell invited a
man to his room in the Union street
lodging house, and relieved bim of
about $25 in cash.
At Biggs about 10 o'clock last night,
C. B. McGrude, a brakeman in the em
ploy of the O. R. & N., fell between
two ears and sustained serious injuries
of the back and hips. He was brought
here for. treatment with Dr. Logan,
and the doctor had him taken - to the
Portland hospital on No. 1 this morn
ing. McGrude's injuries are quite
severe, and it will be some time before
he fully reeev.ers.
The Portland wholesalers who have
been hobnobbing in the ciliej east of
here as far as Boise, will arrive in The
Dalles Monday at 3:30 P. M. What
kind of a reception they will receive
is problematical. As a rule The
DalleB does not feel disposed to extend
the "glad hand" to : Portlandmer
chants after having been Ignored for
the past quarter of a century, and in
conesquence will not exert any extra
efforts to entertain them now, espec
ially since having been given such a
cold shake last Sunday.
This forenoon the time of the circuit
court was taken up selecting a jury In
the case of the state vs. Jacob Prahl,
indicted for manslaughter for having
shot and killed .Dan Maloney last
August. Twenty-five talesmen were
examined in the selection of the follow
ing jurors: Geo. Cooper, W. B. Rod
man, M. V. Rand, H. O. Bateham,
Frank Abernatby, Geo. Ashby, M.
Dlcbtnmiller, Hans Lage, D. J. Cooper,
W. G Obrlst, G. W. Miller and W.
H. Rodenhlser. District attorney
Jayne is assisted in the prosecution by
Hon. E. B. Dufur and Judge Bennett
is conducting the defense.
Food, undigested, . is poison, Di
gested, it Is life and strength. Millions
gf us suffer from Indigestion, but wa
of tan. don't know it. We think it is
something else. gvea doctors often
mistake the symptoms. "
Pale, .thin people, who are over
worked, who need strength, who seem
in want of proper food, should take
Shaker Digestive Cordial. Jt is aston
ishing what food will do, when proper
It will make you strong, revive you,
refresh you, sustain you, make you fat,
restore your color, make muscle, brain
fibre, courage, endurance, energy; in
crease your power to throw off disease
and keep you healthy and happy.
- Indigestion does just the opposite,
but indigestion can be cured and pre
vented with Shaker Digestive Cordial.
- Sold by druggists. Trial bottle 10
He Found an "Undeveloped Empire
Several Gold Mines.
Some time since Benton Killin, of
Portland, was sent to Alaska as an
"expert" from the agricultural de
partment, presumably to enquire into
the agricultural possibilities of that
retrion, but in reality as a reward for
his assistance in theelectiou of 1896. in
carrying the state for McKinley; and
he has made a report, that evidences
the absurdity of his selection as an
agricultural expert. , His rejiort as
given in the Associated Press dis
patches is as follows:
"Alaska is an undeveloped empire,
wailing for the geDius and energy of
the Angio-Saxon race to transform it
from the wilderness into a state of
civilization. The Indians of that
region are fast disappearing from the
earth, and to are the fur-bearing animal.--,
which is evidence that the
period of development is at hand
From tho southern boundary to Cook
iulet-, the limit of my exploration,
there are' resources of untold value.
Everybody knows about the fisheries,
ti-e vast f.; : osts of good timber, the
coal, coppt-r and gold, but one who
ha3 hot seen the country can scarcely
appreciate its wonderful advantages.
The famed Treadwell gold mine is
now operating 300 stamps. The ore,
which is of low grade, averages only $3
to tha ton, but it costs only $1 per ton
to mine and mill it, and the net pro
duct of yellow metal is $900 per day.
The plant runs day and night, 303 days
in the year, Christmas day and the
Fourth of July being the only oc
casions when there is a cessation of
work. But there are other bodies of
ore far richer than tho Treadwell that
will be developed In the near future.
When sluce-box miners up on Cook
inlet get away, mills will be put up and
big amounts of gold will be produced.
"There is not in all the world a more
fascinating proposition than the invas
ion of Alaska by citizens of the United
so that Argentina's crop will como
into competition with American wheat
within four or five months. And Rus
sia Is putting out more wheat by
several million tons than was expected
Taking all these elements Into con
sideration. It does not seem likely that
there will be an advance of present
prices, and those who have net sold
will scarcely realize what they could
have a mouth ago.
THE DALLES PUBLIC 8CUOtLS.
Report for the Quarter (4 Week) nding
Friday, Nov. t8. 1897.
East Hill Primary
3Hss i. cooper..
Miss Phirman. ..
Mrs. Baldwin and
Miss L. Klntoul...
Miss T. Klntoul...
Union Street '
Miss E. Cooper
Union St. Annex
Court Street -W-Miss
Miss Hill I
Mr. Landers f
1st and 2 B
13 13 4 B and
A and 3 A
8 A, 9, 10,1-1
6 s :
No. of days of school. 20. r
Percent of attendance, 96. "--
JOHI GAVIN, Principal.
States, who will build it up and ma! e
of it a source of enormous revenue.
The westetfo coast has a climate not at
all rigorous, for the thermometer In
winter dctl not go 10 degrees below
zero. Ere many years go by this part
will be foil of white men, engaged in
the fisheries, lumbering aud mining.
From this report it is difficult to see
what new knowledge the agricultural
departmeat has obtained regarding
the possibilities of growing cereals or
moss In Alaska through sending the
Portland lacyer there, for he utterly
neglects to mention anything connec
ted with that branch. One would sup
pose from the report that he had been
sent to Alaska on a junketing tour at
the expense of the government, which
in reality is the case.
Ohio's Ofllclal Tote,
The official canvass of the vote for
governor in Ohio at the recent
election in Ohio has been made, and is
Bushnell, rep 429,818
Chapman, dem 401,715
Holllday, pro 7,.r58
Coxey, peo 6,254
Dexter, nat. dera 1,C61
Watklhs, sooial . , , , , 4,242
Lews, negro protect 476
Bushnell's plurality was 23,101
The vote in Ohio for President Mc
Kinley and other candidates for presi
McKinley , 529,091
Bryan, peo 2,615
Loverlng, pro , , 5,638
Bentley, nat. pro 5,866
Matchett, social labor 1,165
Palmer, nat. dem 1,558
McKtnley's plurality was 51,109.
Farm Fu; Sals.
One hundred and sixty acres of land
one mile from The, Dalles, on Dry
Hollow. All fine fruit land, 50 acres
in cultivation, 200 bearing apple trees
pn-the place, bouse, barn and other
improvements. Will be sold at a bar
gain. Address Robert Cooper, The
allies, Or. . Oct.l5-lm
Mayor and Prominent Citizens Arrested
At Spokane Saturday Postmaster
Malono caused the arrest of Mayor
Olmstead, A. A. Newbury, E. B. Hyde
and D. F. Wetzell, all prominent citi
zens. They were officers and directors
of the defunst Citizens' National Bank,
which failed with a deposit of $8110 of
postofflce money. As the bank was
not a United States depository, the
loss fell upon Postmaster Malone and
his ' bondsmen. He-charges the de
fendants with taking his deposit,
"knowing that the bank was then and
there Insolvent, and It falling circum
stances." It is said that efforts have
been made for a compromise, but. noth
ing came of them, and in three days
the statute of limitations wouldS have
exempted the defendants from further
action, and so this course was taken.
The warrants of arrest were served
upon them by the chief of police, and
they appeared in the municipal court
and were released on bonds of $1000
each.-. . .-.
' Howland Convicted, -r"
The jury Wore whom I. V. How-
land was tried Tuesday was out only
ashoittime deciding upon a verdict,
and when they returned into court
brought a verdict of guilty as charged
in the indictment. The charge on
which Mr. Howland was convicted was
larceny by bailee, in selling mortgaged
property. He had mortgaged his crop
to J. L. Story to secure a note for $100,
and when the crop was harvested, sold
the hay and grain, neglecting to take
up the note. His defense was that
after selling the crop he had taken the
proceeds of the sale home, intending
to pay the $100 to Mr. Story; had
placed the money in a bureau drawer
in his he-use., from whence it was stolen
before he. had n opportunity to cancel
his debt to Mr. Story. Evidently the
jury d!4 aot accept Mr. Howland's
story as true.
A Kemarkablo Case.
The marriage of Miss Isham to Mr.
Leo Brune, which wa9 celebrated very
quietly at the home of Jas. Hinnell, of
Hartland, on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1897,
it being the 7th birthday of ths bride's
grandfather, A. J. Pitman. will long
be remembered by those present, who
wish all three many happy returns of
the day. Goldendale Sentinel.
It is rather a peculiar colncedence
that Miss Isham should have been
married on her grandfather's 7th an
niversary. It is also peculiar - that
Mr. Pitman at the ago of 7 years
shouli have a granddaughter old
enough to be married. This would
cause the inquisitive mind to wonder
how old Miss Isham's parents are, and
also to be somewhat Inquisitive about
the young lady's age. We have al
ways known Klickitat county was pro
lific, but never thought it could pro
duce two generations of adults in seven
years. The wish of the Sentinel that
an tnree "may nave many nappy re
turns of the day" is but natural as to
Mr. Pitman, for being a grandfather
at the age of 7, he is entitled to many
returns of bis anniversary, and to keen
pace with ordinary, humanity they
should be of frequent ocenrrence; but
to lsh Mr. and MrsiBrune "many re
turns" of tber wedding day Is to en
courage divorce proceedings, which
Is hardly likely the hope of the Sen.
tinel. If the Sentinel Has made no
mistake in figures, this is one of the
most remarkable cases on record.
Phrases and Expressions Yon Wish
Might Hear No More. .
Were you born, sensitive as to the
effects upon the intellect and nerves of
"chestnuts?" Then you were born out
of your time. This is the age of "chest
nuts," observes the New York Herald,
Ardently, but in vain, do you wish.
that every rose you see might indeed
be "the last rose of summer," so weary
are you of hearing them declare it.
Make a remark about a name and they
are panting to put the question:
"What's in a name?" with an air of
conscious and original wit. It seems
as if to their constitution a suppressed
.quotation were as dangerous as sup
pressed gout, and were they to enter
a darkened room with a companion,
without a reference to "darkness vis
ible" the quotation lnig-ht strike inward
with fatal effect. .
Speak of an object of beauty and they
must throw out of their system "A thing
of beauty is a joy forever" like a rash;
that it would be dangerous to suppress,
Should you mention any sight or sound
seen or heard a little way off they will
trip up your last words by reminding
you that "distance lends enchantment
to the view." If they call at your house
but seldom they will infallibly assert
that their visits are like those of the
angels "few and far between;" if they
come often, that they return to you
"like a bad penny." Is the practice of
quotation, then, tobe ruthlessly sup
pressed without pity, without excep
tion I Certainly not. There are some
quotations which are not merely per
missible but indispensable, and which
we feel we could no more do without in
Writing and conversation than we could
get on without shillings and sixpences
in Aftm nti Tfa
; j HUNTING THE BALLOT. :
It Was Loaded.
About 8 o'clock Tuesday Web Var
ney and Willie Kasberger found an
old pistol in a desk in the back room
of Varney 4 Co.'s market and suppos
ing it wa aot loaded began scuffling
to see who ' should have posesslon of
the gun. But it was loaded and in the
scuffle was discharged while pointing
at young Kasberger's side. . Fortu
nately the ball struck one of the lower
ribs on the left side, and ranged around
to his back where it lodged against the
skin. The boys proceeded to Dr.
Doane's office after the shooting, and
got the doctor to take the ball out of
young Kasberger's back, relieving
him from his temporary.: suffering.
The plstokwas a 38-callbre revolver of
a cheap make, and did not inflect , a
serious wound, though the boy will
have a pretty sore side for a time.
4n Increase, of River Traffic.
Freight and passenger traffic pn the
river between The Dalles and Portland
has so increased that the D. P. & A.
N. Co. has put on an extra boat, the
Maria, and will keep it in service until
the river closes with ice. The White
Star line finds all It oan do with one
boat, the lone, and is contemplating
putting another boat on the river at
an early date. From this It would
seem that shippers prefer river trans
portation to rail, and that the carrying
trad a between these points is likely to
be done by boat In the future. This
increase of traffic also speaks well for
The Dalles as a shipping point, and
shows that it has no competitor in
the Inland Empire since the full bene
fits of an open river have been realized.
Many farrners who hare not yet dis
posed of their 1897 crop are wondering
if the recant fall in price is to be per
manent. Indications ace that it is.
Tonage from Portland still stays up,
and shows no signs of -being reduced,
as owners of vessels seeing plenty of
wheat in sight that must be moved
will scarcely reduce the rate of chart
ers. Besides this, recent reports of
crop conditions In Argentina are very
flattering. The drouth in that country
is ended and it is now estimated there
will be an immense surplus of wheat
harvested in that country next year,
Simmons Is Gnllty.
This Is the verdict returned by the
jury last night. Simmons was jointly
indicted with Hugh Brown and Robert
Wilson for assaulting on the public
highway and robbing a number of
Indians one night last July near the
O. R. & N. ice house above The Dalles.
He asked for a separate trial, and the
jury has returned a verdict of guilty as
charged, so the other defendants will
probably plead guilty. .The trio were
indicted on three counts, and Simmons
was tried on the first highway rob
bery. It is not likely that the defend
ants will demand trial on the other in-di'ctmeninpe'-Simmons
convioted, as upon Slramons' trial all
the cas hinged and they will likely all
plead guilty to the different offenses.
Kvery Day Alike.
It matters not whether in rain or sun
shin othe house must be furnished, but
the economical housewife wants it done
at the least possible cost. Good, dur
able furniture at moderate price is what
all demand, and the people of the sur
rounding country are rapidly learning
that these are to be found at the Great
Northern Furniture Store. Com
parison of goods and prices will con
vince anybody that he dan save money
by buying furniture of all kinds, ranges,
kitchen utensils, etc., at this establish
ment, and at the same time have a wide
stock to select from. It's no trouble
to show goods, and the public is re
quested to call and inspect them and
get prices, . -
A Field Where Forger and Manlpqlaloc
Have Worked Successfully.
In no field of literature have tho
forger and the manipulator -worked
with greater vigor and success, says
the Atlantic Monthly. From Percy's
day to our own it has been thought
an' innocent device to publish a bit of
one's own versifying, now and then, os
on "old ballad" or an "ancient song."
Often, too, a late stall copy of a ballad,
getting Into oral circulation, has been
innocently furnished to collectors as
traditional matter. Mere learning will
not guide an editor through these per
plexities. What is needed is, in ad
dition, a complete understanding of
the "popular" genius, a sympathetic
recognition of the traits that charac
terize oral literature wherever and in
whatever degree they exist. This fac
ulty, which even the folk has not re
tained, and which collectors living in
ballad-singing and tale-telling times
have often failed to acquire, was vouch
safed by nature herself to the late Prof.
Child. In reality a kind of instinct, it
had been so cultivated by long and
loving study of the traditional litera
ture of all nations that it had become
wonderfully swift in its operations and
almost infallible. No forged or re
touched piece could deceive him for a
moment; he detected the slightest jar
in the genuine ballad tone. He speaks
in one place of certain writers "who
would have been all the better histori
ans for a little reading of romances,
He was himself the better interpreter
of the poetry of art for this keen sym
pathy with the poetry of nature.
The following is the list of letters re
maining in The Dalles postofflce un
called for November 19, 1897. Persons
calling for these letters will please
give date on which they were ad
Alley, Mrs Mary
Bemis, Rey Geo
Barbur, C O
Connolly, Delia A
Dorris. T F
Davidson, Cbas t:(2JDavidson, Harry E
uaviason, miss u i la vis, Mrs J a
iiying .... '1
Afford us the Opportunies of Close Buying : . '
FELT BOOTS AND OVERS
Per Set $2.00
c -v .-j-
Wet and Cold
Mens Blanket-lined Brown Duck Coats,.
Riveted pockets, sizes 30 to 44, 85c.
Mens Heavy Worsted Mackinaw Coatsr
heavy wool fleece lining, large pockeji
with flaps, only 1.75.. . .
Mens Snow Excluders,,
sizes to 6 to 12, $1.25.
Knee Gum Boots, per pair, $2.50.
Thigh Boots, $3.75.
Write for Our Illustrated Catalogue.'-'
Jf. 9. Williams &
ZZt TJhe 'Dalles, Oregon,
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE.
Alley, Geo M
Blu, Mrs L
Bacon, Bert B
Campbell, Mrs K
Robbery Bt fiantlncton.
A special dispatch from Huntington
to the Boise Stateinan says: ' D. Mc-
Crawley, who shipped some sheep east
from here a short time ago, was robbed
of $135 here early Sunday morning by
a gang of hobos- McCrawley had
been drinking heaviiy all night with
the hobos and had displayed consider
able money with the result that when
he reached a stage of Intoxication bor
dering upon helplessness be was
robbed. It is understood the party was
from The Dalles and was returning
there. - William Thorn, said to be well
connected in Eastern Oregon, was ar
restel at Weiser for the robbery and
$101 of the stolen money recovered.
Harris, G W
Johnson, J A
Johnson, Chas A
Jinks, Mrs A
Lane, Miss H M
Lawery, Chas F
Myers, W C
Shane, T A
Thompson, C F
Woodford, W T
Hammon, Chas H
Jenkins, J W
King, Michael , .
Linch, T E
Model St'm Feather
Olson, Lou (2)
McDonald, J M
Thomas, J D
Watt, J N
Warner, Miss M
Wilson, Robt E
Unterreiner. Lecit Uren Clay
Vermont Marbi ViueyarOj S W
Von der, Helm H VVfnr. Seo L
Wright, Jno Witham, Verna
A . Cross en, P. M
Bv virtue of an execution and order of sale
duly issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
tne county 01 wasco, &tate 01 urejon. uateu
the Kith day of November. 1V7. in a certain suit
In the Circuit court for saiu Co'uity and state.
Wherein w. J. an Schuvver & Coinuunv.a cor
poration, as pluintitf, recovered judgment
against Charles Dillon, for the sum of two
thousand and forty-four dollars and sixty-uve
cents, and costs aud disbursements taxed at
seventeen dollars and fifty cents, on the 16th
day of NovembSn lsi7. Notice is hereby given
tnat i nave levied on ana will os.
Monday, the 20th day of December, 1897,
At the Court House door In Dalles Cit y, in said
Couuty. at two o'clock in the afternoon of said
day, sell at public auction to the highest bidder
lor casn. tne iouowtng oescrioea properly, to.
wit: Easfrone-half of the northeast one-quar.
ter. the southwest one-ouarter or the north.
east one-quarter and the northeast one-quarter
or tne soutneast one-quarter oi section zi in
Townsnip one (i) south of ranue iourteen (Ml
east W. M., containing 160 acres and situated in
Wasco county, state oi urcson.
Taken and levied upon as the property of the
said Charles Dillon to satisfy the said judgment
in ravor or Raid w. J. van scnuyver & Co.,
against said Chas. Dillon, with interest thereon,
together with all costs and disbursements that
nave or may accrue.
r. j. UKivEK, snenn.
Dated at Dalles City, Oregon, Nov. 16, 1SI7.
Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned,
administrator of the estate of C. W. Mcl.wen.
deceased, bv virtue of an order of the Couutv
Court or the state or uregon lor wasco county.
in probate, maae on tne bin aay oi iNoveuioer,
A. D. 1K97, will from and after Saturday the
18th. dav of Deeember. A. D.. 1897. proceed to
sell at private sale, subject to confirmation by
said court and under and uoon the terms of
sale hereinafter stated, all of ILe real property
belonging to said estate and described as fol
The west half of northwest Quarter and north
west ouarter of southwest Quarter of Section
32 in Township 1 South, Range 13 East Willam
ette Meridian, containing lu'o acres ; also a tract
bounded and described as follows: Beginning
at a point ten chains North of the corner post
of Sections 5, 6, 31 and 32, and running North
ten chains; thence west six chains; thence south
ten enains; thence east six chains to the plaee
of beginning; being a fraction of the southeast
quarter of the northeast quarter of sectiou 31
in township I south, of range 13 east Willemette
Meridian, containing six acres; also the east
half of the northeast quarter, and the north
east quarter of the southeast quarter of section
31 in township 1 south of range 13 east of Wil
lamette Meridian, containing 121) acres. All
situated in Wasco Couuty, State of Oregon.
All to be sold in one parcel.
Terms of Sule: One-third of the purchase
price cash down, and one-third payable in one
year and one-third payable in two years from
date of confirmation of sale, taking the pur
chasers note therefor secured by a first mort
gage on the premises so sold and bearing Inter
est at eight per cent per annum.
Dated November zu, inc.
W. N. WILEY.
Administrator of the estate of C. W. McEwen,
-IS THE PLACE TO GET-
Sheepmen's Supplies, Shears, Oil and Lamp
foijyinarking Sheep. .
McSherry Drills, Osborne Mowers, Binders)
Reapers and Rakes, Myers' Hay Tools and
Farm Implements of all kinds. . . . .
Full Line of Hachine Extra
CNext door to A. M. Williams & Co.
and Forwarding Merchant
391, 393 HND 395 SECOND STRE6T.
(Adjoining: Railroad Depot.)
W. H. Johnson, of Astoria,a botanist
in the employ of the government, ar
rived here this mornin? on No.. 1 and
left on the 9:30 train for Portland.
MrJohnson has 'spent several weeks
in the Blue mountains collecting
botanical specimens for the use of the
department of agriculture, and expects
to return here at an early date to make
Last night two men, Ed Martin and
John Templeine,. engaged a room at
the Columbia hotel, which they oc
cupied during the . night, and this
morning both claimed they had been
robbed. Templeine ,clj.iras to have
lost $55 and Martin gays he is out $25.
Both assert that ..when they retired
they placed theip'pattts, in the pockets
of which was the money, under their
respective pillows, locked the door to
their room and went to sleep. When
they awqke their cqonpy was gone, and
the door to their . room was , unlocked.
Each accuses the other of the theft.
Their stories are rather fishy, and the
impression is that' both are ira posters.
The public is invited to come and
see the chrysanthenums, they are now
in full bloom, and this is the best time
to get your plants. The lilly, hya
cinth, tulips early and late, narcessus
and pinquil bulbs are now ready to
plant for spring and winter blooming.
Now is the time to get your fancy
plants for early spring blooming.
2w Mrs. A. C. Sttjbling & Son.
Lott Liberal Iteward.
A Durse containing $00 in gold was
lost between Darneille's feed yard and
Five-Mile. Finder will be liberally re
warded by returning same to
E. B. Miller,
tf. Moro, Oregon.
Educate Vouc l!o- with Casea.t.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever
(0o. 25c. It C. O. C. fail, druggists -ef unfl money
J. W. Nesmita ' WomaaV Relief
Corps will hold a memorial service in
Schanno's hall next Saturday evening
at half past 8 o'clock. This meeting is
called in pursuance of general orders
received from national and department
officers. In memory of Mm. E. Flor
ence Barker, past national president,
who died at her home in Maiden,
Mass., on September 11, 1897, and Mrs.
Julia Abraham, past department presi
dent, who died at tho family home in
Roseburg, Or., on October 6. 1897, and
our own members who have "crossed
over' during the present year, are
these services held. All friends
the order are invited to be present.
f'f Men Ooly.
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'dkoacuos at w ja3 oi ajns 6,eqs joj
ip'.iaj Apadjp s,3qs tuaod sjqx
-qUBj oi ej!ioj oxi MOfl
.woqs v jo pujn isai oqi esq eqs ji
'MOqamou qi q qaj oi pnnoq sqs qny
!mou:h oi iou iq no eqs 5o jqjamos aji ' '
'aumoa o BJoq-jo j JSuiqiXav si ojaq-j jt
MITCHE LL-PON TING At the residence of
Jiimw Kennedy, near Chicken Springs, on
.' I". j. iUUlU Cl!t OU111U, J . I . . UliiUlUUIlg,
Mr. Bvnjamine F Mitchell to Miss ElUe L.
T VVOH IO-CL AIRE-A t the Catholic church in
this.city. Nov. 18, Rev. A. Bronseeest offlciat
inK.Mr. T. J. Twohijr and Miss Alice Claire.
A. KELLER, Prop'r.
Am prepared to furnish families, hotels and
restaurants with the choicest
Bread, Cakes and Pies
Fre3b Oysters Served
Second Street, next -door - to
Dalles National Pank.
-notice 1b hereby elven that the undersliraed,
odmiu oir'le'Of the estate of Clarissa McEwen,
deceased, by virtue" -"a-order of the County
Court of the state of Oregon f.-wsco county,
in probate, made on the 6th day of NdCnJ);r,
1897, will from and after Saturday, the lith di
of December. A. i. Iter, proceed to sell at pri
vate sale, subject to confirmation by said court
and under and upon the terms of sale hereinaf
ter stated, all of the real property belonging to
said estate and described as follows, towit:
The SWH of the SWM of section 38 In town
ship -i South, Range 13 East. Willamette Merid
ian, containing 40 acres and situated in Wasco
County, State of Oregon.
. Terms of Sale: One-third of the purchase
price cash down, one-tbird payable in one year
and one-tbird payable in two years from date
of continuation of sale, taking the purchasers
note therefor secured by a first mortgage on
the premises so sold and bearing interest at
elgnt per cent, per annum.
Dated November 20, 1K97.
W. N. WILEY,
Administrator of the estate of Clarissa Mc
Ewen, deceased. nO
Prompt attention will by paid to those who favor ine with their patronage
American .- Market,
Fresh Fish, Oysters, Clams,
And all kinds of Shell Fish.
Full line of Tropical and Do
74 Second Street
Laur's old stand.
MADE ME A MAN
AJAX TABLETS POSITIVELY CUKE
Jl L.L. Nctvou JMscame aulas Uem
orr.ImDotencT. KiaaDloMnau. etc maiad
by Abuae or other klxeomm and Indis
cretions, jnry jucKiy ana aws-win
restore Lost Vitality in old or young, and
fit a man for atndr. business or m&rriai-e.
Prerent Insanity and Concnmption if
m in urns. Their nM shows immediitta imnrova
mentand effects a CUKE where all other foil In
sist opoa baring tho cennine Ajax Tablets. They
have oared thousands and wil 1 care yon. We slve a dos-
itire written guarantee to effect a care Ctfl PTQ in
each case or refund the money. Price w W I Wiper
package; or six pkfree (fail treatment) for IZjdu. By
mail, in plain wrapper, upon receipt of price. ("ironcr
"o- AJAX KEA1EDY CO., "dXSSTit
For sale In Tbe Dalles by Snipes Bineralj
Drug Co. and Blduelv St Houghton.
Suceessors to J. H. B laker y
Goo da Delivered to Any ;Prt of
Passengers and baggwe taken
the boat or train.
" VEAKRY O. LIEBB; :
Watchmaker and Jewelei:
WATCHES, (SHOCKS, AND JEWELRY,
SILVERWARE. JVD DIAMONDS. ... .Z . '
Fine Repairing a Specialty. -AlTIFoTTaiiyd".. -
Having lately secured the services of Prof. .P CL...
Daut, Scientific Optician, am now prepared to cor
rect any defective sight. Examination free. ;Call
and have your eyes examined. . ' ...
VOGT BLOCK, - - THE DALLES, OREGON
CLOSING OUT SALE
.. . - -
Furniture arid Carpets j
The entire stock of PRINZ & NITSCHIfE will br
SOLD AT COST
Sale to commence from date and continue until all
is sold. Parties knowing themselves indebted to
said firm will be requested to call and settle their
Largest Mutton Ram Breeding Farm in America
Strong, vigorous animals now ready for shipment.
Carload lots for range use a specialty.
Writs for prices. jt, q FOX
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