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Date: June 5 1879

Newspaper published in: The Dalles

Thursday, June 5, 1879




Elder C.W. Rees has gone to Eugene City [Oregon], and will return in a few  weeks.

Captain M.C. Wilkinson returns from a visit of several months in the east by theSteamer OREGON, sailing from San Francisco on the 27th ult.

John Michell, Esq. a rising young attorney of The Dalles, made us a pleasant  call last week, while on his way from Albany, where he had been in attendance upon the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. His office was swept out of existence by the recent fire at The Dalles, but his energy is not quenched by the disaster, and he will proceed withBusiness as usual.




Mrs. Mary A. Hunsaker has been appointed postmaster at Upper Ochoco, Wasco county.


Thanks to Mr. M. M. Cushing for a box of nice, luscious strawberries.


DENTAL- Dr. Robinson will be found in room No. 9 in French & Co. s new brick building for the present.


NOT CALLED FOR  We have received a letter from Messrs. Shindler & Chadbourne, of Portland, directed to Mrs. Lene, in our care, which has not been called for.


PROMOTED  Captain Edward D. Baker, son of the late Senator Baker, has been promoted to the rank of major. Captain David Perry has also been advanced to the same rantk.


RUN OVER  Mr. A. Bull, was accidently run over by one of his wagons a few days ago in coming this way from the Kittitass valley, and severely injured. He was taken back to his home.


WOOD vs. IRON  One of the insurance adjusters informs us that wooden doors and shutters covered with fire-proof paint are superior for resisting fire than iron. This is a matter worth investigating.


GRAND LODGE OFFICERS  The following are the officers of the Grand Lodge of  I.O.O.F. elected for the ensuing year: John Kenworthy, M.W.G.M. I.W.Case, D.G.M.; P. Metchum, G.W.; J.M. Bacon, G. Sec.; I.R. Moore, G. Treas.


THE RIVER  The river raised about six inches during the twenty-four hours previous to yesterday noon. It seems to be the general opinion that the river will not come up over the trailroad track at the crossing of Union and Main streets.


RESUMED  Messrs. Vogt & Callenberg have resumed business, and will be found for the present at the Columbia Brewery. They will occupy their old stand in the course of three weeks, on Washington street. Damaged goods will be sold at a great sacrifice.


NEW GOODS  Mr. Bochow informs us that he has a large stock of notions, tobacco and cigars and meerschaum goods now on the way from San Francisco. He has ordered in _____ in new store next door to _________ where he will be pleased to se _____ friends and customers.


WRITING SCHOOL  At the close of the second term of Holmes writing school premiums were awarded as follows: For best writing to Misses Gracie Crossen and Frankie Simons; for improvement, to Mabel Gray and Frankie Miller. Mr. Holmes has gone to Walla Walla [Washington].


HAVE ARRIVED  A large stock of gent s furnishing goods have just arrived at Herbring & McInerry s store, corner of Courtland Second streets. All those gentlemen who lost their shirts and underwear by the fire, can have their wants supplied at the very lowest prices.


SCROLL AND BRACKET WORK  Mr. P. Michell, proprietor of the Klickitat Planing Mill [Washington] informs us that he has a large assortment of building and porch brackets on hand, and is prepared to do anything in that line according to pattern, as cheap as can be obtained in Portland.


UMATILLA HOUSE OMNIBUS  Messrs. Williams, Marchbanks & Co. give notice that they will run the Umatilla House Omnibus as formerly. Persons wishing to be taken to the boat in the morning will have their orders attended to by leaving them at the office of the above named gentlemen, near the bridge.


ADJUSTERS  Colonel Charles Kinney and Mr. George Grant, the former adjuster for the Liverpool, London and Globe and the latter for the North British Company, spent last Tuesday afternoon inspecting and fixing the damage on the goods of Messrs. Blumauer & Son, which have been stored in our front office since the fire.


WOOL! WOOL!!  A friend has shown us a letter from San Francisco dated May 27, in which Eastern Oregon Wool is quoted from 18 to 23 ½ cents per pound. The latter figure is only for clean wool of the best quality, free from scab. We do not think these figures will hold long. We would advise our wool raisers to sell as soon as possible, and take warning by last years market.


A CLOSE CALL  Last Sunday about noon, Captain P.B. Johnson came home sorely bruised up, leading his horse by the bridle. He had evidently a severe fall, but how/or when he can t remember. For 24 hours he was unconscious, suffering from concussion of the brain, caused by the fall, no doubt, but we learn from Mr. EdHerritt ? that he is getting along nicely now and will be all O.K. in a few days  W.W. WATCHMAN.


THANKS  We return thanks to the Reverend G.H. Atkinson, D.D., for a copy of his  Northwest Coast, a pamphlet of fifty-six pages, containing a series of articles upon Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and the North Pacific Railroad in its relations to the basins of the Columbia and Puget Sound. It is a very interesting book, and contains much useful information. It is just the thing to send to one s friends in the east.


THAT LIME  The lime deposit at Five Mile creek, Wasco county, is of superior quality, and can be furnished at The Dalles as cheaply as San Juan lime can be furnished at Seattle  Ex. We saw some of the above lime stacked, and Mr. Allen and other experts who witnessed the process say it s better than San Juan lime, and we believe it. We think that Adam Crossman struck a bonanza when he found that lime bed. W.W. WATCHMAN


BROUGHT HOME  Colonel Lang left home eight or ten days ago to go to his sheep ranch on board of the overland stage, and was caught in a severe rain storm. The result was he caught a cold and had a severe spell of sickness. Mrs. Lang went to his assistance and brought him home, and we are glad to be able to add that he is all right again, and will soon be able to attend to business. [Since the above was put in type we have seen the Colonel and ascertained that he has entirely recovered.]


CITY COUNCIL  The City Council held a regular meeting at the Recorder s  office on last Saturday evening, and accomplished the following business  A  committee was appointed consisting of Messrs. Bettingen, Sinnott and Liebe,  to report on a grade, for Main street. It was ordered that an election be  held on the 16th instant for the purpose of electing a City Marshall, a  Recorder, and five members of the City Council. It was ordered that a  special meeting be held on Wednesday evening to receive the report of the committee on grade of Main street.


SUICIDED  James D. Fay, a lawyer, formerly a resident of Jacksonville, Souther Oregon, but more recently of San Francisco, suicided by shooting himself, while intoxicated, in Sprague s saloon at Empire City, Coos county, Oregon, on the 29th of May. Mr. Fay was at Empire City attending to business he had in court. He was always supposed, by those who knew him, to be at times a little lunatic, and when we heard that he had done away with himself we were not surprised at it. He was married to a daughter of Honorable Jesse Applegate, who has been dead a number of years. We know nothing that we can say good of the man.


ARRESTED FOR FORGERY  A young man by the name of R.L. Lane , from Missouri,  was arrested at Astoria as he was about to leave for California, and taken back to Portland and lodged in jail, charged with forgery. He forged checks and notes to the amount of about $700 on different persons in Portland; also a pass from Walla Walla (where he was at the time he conceived the idea of turning forger) and return, including meals and stateroom, signing Captain Ainsworth s name. So skillfully was the signature written that it passed through the hands of all the pursers as genuine, and even when it was returned to the general passenger agent, at Portland, was not discovered.


FATAL ACCIDENT  On Monday of last week Mr. H.U. Myers, of the Umatilla Flouring Mills, was found dead in the mill. It seems deceased went to start up the mill before breakfast, as was his custom, and not returning, Mrs. Myers went to look for him and found him at the top of the mill, where he had been apparently to oil the main shaft, and it is thought his blouse caught in the shaft and drew him into the machinery; the flesh was completely torn off his thigh, and in this condition Mrs. Myers found him  dead. Deceased was an old and respected citizen of Umatilla, about 45 years of age, and leaves a wife and six children to mourn his untimely death.


PURCHASED THEIR OUTFIT  Several weeks ago we mentioned the fact that an effort would be made by several of our merchants to induce Messrs Hamilton &  Stewart, the large cattle buyers from Montana, to purchase their entire  outfit here instead of at Portland, as they had intended. The result has  been that Messrs. McFarland & French sold them a bill, consisting of  provisions, blankets, wagons, etc, amounting in all to $800, and Mr. George  Corum a bill, consisting of harness, saddles, bridles, whips, spurs, tents  and wagon covers, amounting to over $400. We learn that Messrs. Hamilton &  Stewart have expressed themselves as well pleased with their purchases, and  say they will recommend our merchants to others who intend coming here next  year to buy cattle.


ANOTHER TEMPERANCE RALLY  The warfare against King Alcohol is growing hotter, and beginning to assume the nature of a hand-to-hand conflict. Enlisted in the cause are to be found many of our most gifted orators and  prominent journalists, among whom are to be mentioned the latest recruits in the persons of Calvin B. McDonald and Uncle David Newsome. The former gentleman entertained the citizens of this place on last Monday evening with one of his eloquent lectures, in which his appeals in behalf of the cause of ills espoused were put forth in language most beautiful. Mr. McDonald is one of Oregon s veteran journalists, and is accredited with being an exceptionably fine writer. He is on his way to Walla Walla and on the return trip will probably favor us with another lecture.



The following are the losses as adjusted as far as we have been able to obtain them. We will publish the balance next week. The adjusters are still at work and will not get through for several days:

California Insurance Co., W.R. Abrams, resident agent, and S.B. Riggen,



P.J. Martin, insured $2,000 on three buildings, including Martin s Hall.

Total loss.


Nickelsen & Fredden, insured $1,000 on stock, adjusted loss paid $750.


French & Co. paid $12 for damage to paint on shutters.


Commercial of San Francisco, W.R. Abhrams, resident agent, and George Woodward, adjuster:

Joseph Diamond, insured on stock and furniture $300. Total loss, paid in



French & Co., damage to paint on shutters, $12.


North British Insurance Company, Mr. John Moran, resident agent, Mr. George

F. Grant, adjuster:


John Moran, residence, insured for $2,000, total loss; paid.


More losses not yet adjusted.


State Investment Insurance Company, R.B. Reed, resident agent, R.H. Lord ?,



John Ogilbee, on stock, insured $1,000  total loss; paid.


New Zealand Insurance Company, S.L. Brooks, resident agent and C.P. Ferry,



A. Baum, insurance on stock, $2,000; total loss; paid.


L. Baum, insurance on house and furniture, $400; total loss; paid.


Mrs. Kate Springr, on residence, $300; on furniture, $750; paid.


Max Vogt & Co., on Walla Walla Hotel, $1000,  paid


Charles Kron on dwelling, $1000; paid.


Nickelsen & Fredden, on block, insured $1000, adjusted $900 ?; paid.


Joseph Freiman, on stock, $2000; paid.


Fireman s Fund, R.F. Gibons, residence agent, W. Sexton, adjuster:


Mrs. Springer, on building, $1200; total loss; paid.


Henry Schmidt, on stock insured $1000, adjusted loss $900; paid.


Wm. Monbus, damage to building and furniture, $575; paid.


J.B. Condon, on office, $500 ?; paid.


M.& L. New___ $5000 total loss; paid.


H. Glenn, damage to new carpenter shop, ____ paid.


Phoenix _______ E. Wingate, resident agent, M & _______ on ______ $5000.


Liverpool, _______ & Globe, Captain Coffin, resident agent; Colonel Kinney,



F. Vogt & Callenberg, on stock $2000; loss, $1700.


George Ruch, on stock  partial loss - $750.


George Corum, on stock  partial loss - $85.


F. Vogt, building  total loss -$800.


Ben Korten, building, $600. Total loss.


N. Mathias, building $600. Total loss.


E. Schanno, two buildings, $800; total loss.


Mrs. Chapman, buildings, $1800; total loss.



J.B. Dickerson is putting three stores on the lot formerly occupied by the Pioneer Hotel.


Max Vogt & Co. are putting up three buildings on the south side of Second street, besides the five stores they intend to have finished, in a few weeks on the corner of Second and Washington, and three stores near the Baptist Church, all frame.


W.H. Gilhousen is putting up his  gallery, on his old lot opposite the courthouse.


A. Bettingen is putting up a store on Court street that he intends to occupy.


Henry Burstow and E.A. Dit___ will occupy new building on Main street, below Court.



A pulu mattress will be found at Mr. John Michelbach s market. If any person has a feather bed that does not belong to him, he will please return it to the same place.

A large clock can be found at Messrs. Herbring & McInerny s store, which the owner can have by calling and proving property.

A morocco case, containing a silver spoon, knife and fork, has been found. The owner can have the same by calling at this office.

A Brussel carpet belonging to Mr. L. Baum was ___ing on the cross-walk on Second street opposite to Grimes & Son s livery stable on the day of the fire. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of this carpet will confer a favor by returning to Mr. Baum.




Mr. J.B. Condon will be found in Judge McArthur s law office, in the building occupied by F. Dehm and W.F. & Co s Express.


Mr. Ogilbee will be found near Kron s mill, on Union street.


Henry Schmidt and Harrison, the barber, are on Court street.


George Ruch has resumed at his old stand on Washington street, and is making bread, pies and cakes.


P. Gruhow, the tailor, has a temporary shop near Kron s mill.


I.L. Neilson has built a shop on Court street which he will occupy in a few days.


Mrs. Wiswell is on the corner of Third and Court streets.


Mr. Henry Clerish  Philadelphia Brewery  is near the court house.


Williams, Marchbanks & Co. will be found near the bridge.


H.U. Merwin ? is located on the corner of Main and Union streets, near the bridge.




Read what Blumauer & Son have to say.


D. Siddall, of British Columbia, dentist. Office over the bank, in French & Co. s new brick building, room No. 1, The Dalles, Oregon.


Conen & Cooper, of the I X L Store, will resume business again in about ten days and buyers will save money by waiting until then, as their entire stock will be sold cheap.


Messrs. McFarland & French sell S.H. Kennedy s Sheep Dip, viz: Concentrated Extract of Tobacco; Hemlock Dip (poisonous); also Non-Poisonous Sheep Dip. These are the best and the cheapest dips in use.




Services at the M.E. Church every Sunday morning and evening. Sunday school at 3 o clock p.m. A cordial invitation is extended by both pastor and people to all. L.J. Whitcomb, pastor.


Services at St. Peter s Church every Sunday, Reverend Father Goudon, pastor. High Mass at 10:30 A.M. Vespers at 7 P.M. Cathechism at 2:30 P.M. Low Mass the first Sunday of every month.


Services at the Congregational Church every Sunday at 11 A.M. and 7:30 P.M.

Sunday school after morning service. Reverend D.B. Gray, pastor.






I take this method of tendering my sincere thanks to all those good neighbors, and friends who so kindly ______in my late sickness.  Signed:

Mrs. E._ Young , The Dalles, June 3, 1879



The Great Western Grocery Store which had the misfortune to be one of the sufferers of the late fire, and saved some of the stock through the assistance of the good people of The Dalles, now offers the balance of the goods at reduced rates, in order to close out  as they have no place of business, only a temporary one on Main street, opposite T.W. Miller s stove store.

They will resume business again at the old stand formerly occupied by A Bettigen, as soon as the building is finished with a new and choice stock of Fine Groceries and Provisions.

Thankful for past favors they hope for a continuance of the same.  Signed:

A. Baum

The Dalles, June 3, 1879




To the many kind friends, one and all, who assisted us during the fire, we tender our sincere thanks for their services   signed Cohen & Cooper, I X L Store.




To the citizens of The Dalles and all of those who have assisted me and my son in the late fire, ____return my sincere thanks to you all, and I am very much obliged for any information I may receive for any of my family s wearing apparel than may be found.

Signed: A. Baum The Dalles, June 4, 1879




I desire to express my thanks to C.P. Ferry, inspector of Agencies of the New Zealand Insurance Company, for his promptness in adjusting my losses.

Signed: A. Baum

The Dalles, June 4, 18979




Notice is herby given that the co-partnership existing between J.E.  Gantenbein ? and L.H. Whitcomb, in the boot and shoe business, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, Mr. Gantenbein withdrawing from the firm. Mr. Whitcomb will continue the business, to whom all accounts will be paid, and who will also settle all debts against the late firm.

Signed: J.E. Gantenbein and L.H. Whitcomb     The Dalles, May 20, 1879




Parties wishing to be taken to the boat in the morning can be accommodated by having orders at the office, near the east end of the railroad bridge of Williams, Marchbanks & Co. The Dalles, June 3, 1879




The undersigned having been duly appointed as signee of all the estate of M. and L. Newman, of Dalles City, Wasco county, Oregon, for the benefit of their creditors, notice is hereby given to all the creditors of the said M. and L. Newman to present their claims under oath, as by law required to me at my office, at the office of B. Whitten?, in said Dalles City, county and State aforesaid, within three months from this date. Signed:

Emile Schanno, Assignee

P.S. All persons knowing themselves indebted to the firm of M. and L. Newman, are herby notified to call immediately upon the undersigned and settle the same.

Signed Emile S

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