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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1802.
The Weekly Ghronicle.
OFFICIAL PAl'EK OF WaHCOiCCU'NTY.
HJiCUXTAKY FUSTliH'ti FlUCKKS.
.Geo. V. BlHkeley
T. A. Wnrl
J . B. ' nmsen
Fran k K iucaid
Assessor. Joel W. Kountz
Survevnr K. F. Sharp
Superintendent ol nibllc tscboo; : . Troy nneuey
Coroner N. M. Eastwood
WILL J'AY FOR ITSELF.
A calculation bused upon tlie ship
ments of whfBt from the Tnlnixl Eui-
J pire the past eight years, tributary to
the Columbia river, shows that if the
state of Oregon would build the dalles
portage railway, the outlay sfiould be
returned to the. state treasury within
that period of tiuie, if not less; at the
nominal rate of 25 cents per ton, and the
vexed question of an open river would
thus be effectually Fettled without cost
From the best sources obtainable The
Chuoniclk learns tlmt for the period of
eight years pat, 70,000,000 bushels of
wheat alone, in rouud nmnberpi, have!
been transported to the seaboard from
that portion ol the Inland Empire tribu
tary to the Columbia river. This
amount, reduced to tons, would furnish
animal shipments of this one commod
ity, aggregating 2,100,000 tors, which
would present the s'un of over io.'o.OOO
at thu price, 2" cents per ton transporta
tion ; a sum more than equal to the cost
of construction, equipment and operat
ing expenses of the road for the entire
It is quite probable, however, that the
state could be reimbursed for the outlay
in much less than eight years, for the
simple reason that there would 1 per
haps double the acreage cultivated. when
it was known that shipments were pos
sible. Besides, we have not taken into
consideration various other commodi
ties shipped to the seaboard from the
Inland Empire, chiefly beef cattle, mut
ton sheep, fruit, etc.
This is a subject demanding the undi
vided attention of the press of the whole
Inland Empire, irrespective of location
or partisan preferences. Heretofore the
presp of the regions drained by the Co
lumbia above The Dalles, seemingly
have regarded the press of this city
specially allied to the opening of the
cascade locks and canal, but if we could, j
we would (tisahuse them ot this errone
ous idea. The Chkosici.e has never
flagged in its efforts for the full and
complete development of an entirely
free, open and unrestricted river; from
.its sources to the sea; and while we
may have appeared perhaps more ear
nest in behalf uf the cascade canal, be
cause we considered that the most im
portant feature of all, now that the canal
is provided for by contract awarded, we
are more deeply eone-rned with inter
ests larUn-r inland, and-would suggest
that the press of the upper country look
as earnestly to their constituency ; that
they may guard against any remon
straiices to the state appropriation, and
eee to it that petitions from the people
for an approbation are substituted.
To run a big machine like the United
States government is a tremendous bus
iness, and the monetary considerations
involved, as shown by Secretary Foster's
report, are something immense. For
the present fiscal vear the revenues art
estimated as follows:
The democracy are determined upon
one thing evidently, and that is not to
monkey witn the McKinley buzz-saw.
They are preparing to go squarely hack
on all promises. Last week one of the
few New York democrats who occupy
toward the president-elect the position i finally gave him adoseof Chamberlain's
i vsuiiu, iiioiera ana Lnarrnoea rcemeuv.
which revived him until a physician ar-
From the Daily Kevbilu, Whatcom, Wash.
"T. C. Burnett, the democratic candi
date for sheriff, was taken violently ill
at Clearbrook. He had all the svuiu-
toms of Asiatic cholera, and for an hour
or two it was feared he would die. Thev
D R U G S
Ou.stnms ... ., .
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The expenditures are as follows:
( ivil establishment ... ... ..l.-'S,y)n,0(m
Military :.rili -hinent
Naval escahiishment . .
1 di;:n serice
Interest on public debt .
This leaves an estimated surplus for
the year of 2,000,000. The ' available
cash balance in the treasury at the end
of the fiscal vear was $120,992,378. The
revenues for the fiscal year 1894 are ee
timated at $490,121,365. Theappropria
tions required are $457,261,335, exclusive
of the sinking fund, orestimated surplus
of 328,600.030, which with the cash bal
ance above the gold reserve would make
the available bdar.ee $53,852,407, and
deducting accruing obligations would
leave $48,852,407. Chargeable against
this are unspent river and harbor and
ordinance appropriations of $44,000,000
and no account taken of the sinkin
tund of the requirements amounting to
V48, 000,000 beyond the redemption es
timated at $5,000,000.
Congress has adj. turned over to Mon
day. The famous- tiarreghan cse is
still pending. A vote may be taken on
the anti-option hill Monday. A bill
making it unlnwful for any common
carrier to insert in a bill of landing a
clause to release it from liability or loss
in transportation of merchandise com
mitted to its care, passed the house.
Representative Anthony, of Texas, in
troduced a bill repealing the act of June
17th, 1890, granting pensions to soldiers,
sailors, widows, minor children and de
pendent parents of soldiers and sailors.
The bill also provides that all pensions
granted under the act shall be discontinued.
The basis for bidding on the Oregon
Pacific railway, steamers, etc., ordered
to be resold January Ittth, at sheriff's
sale are that no bid less than $1,250,000
for the property will be received by the
sheriff. The sum of $200,000 must be
deposited with him before a bid will be
received from any party, and if the suc-
cessful bidder does not pay the entire
amount within thirty days, the deposit
will be declared forfeited.
The funeral of Henry L. Yesler, the
Pioneer who died at Seattle on Thursday
took place yesterday under the auspices
of the Pioneer association. The body
lay in state at the residence on Saturday
and many old friends called to see it.
Among them was Angeline, the daughter
of Chief Seattle, who wept bitterly as
she looked at his face and exclamed in
Chinook, "My best friend is dead."
j Yesler was oneyf the fathers of the town,
; and his generosity and many good quali-
i ti?s endeared all to him, whites and In
Democratic leaders from ail parts of
Kansas are attending a meering of the
democratic central committee in Toiteka
toilay to decide the senatorial question
There are numerous candidates in the
held. With the aid of one democrat the
populists can elect a senator, and Sena
tor O'Brien, though a straight democrat,
makes it impossible to elect any dmo
crat other than a fusionist and populist.
The caucus is to decide who that fusion
ist will be.
of a personal friend and confidential
adviser on matters political, openly de
clared that Mr. Cleveland is not in favor
of an extra session. He sees no great
advantage o be gained, and numerous
dangers which may biing disaster
Conditions in the party and in tiiecoun
try""!! have to change greatly, said he,
before the president changes his mind,
and unless events of an unexpected
character come to pass there will be no
extra session. This will be a matter of
great disappointment to the more pro
nounced and extreme revenue reformers
f the Tom Johnson stripe. In addition
to this, it will hecome an accepted lact
in political circles ' itva very short time
that Mr. Cleveland will not feud his
sanction -or influence to the proposed
slaughter of Speaker Crisp. It is repre
sented on good authority that he haa
gone as far as he cares to in recognizing
the tariff-reformers. He thinks Crisp's
defeat would be a mistake; that it
would be. almost suicidal for an element
to get control of the house which would
wipe the McKinley bill off the statute
books at one session and pass a tariff
law on the basis of tariff for revenue
There is little doubt hut that a general
war of rates is about to break forth on
the Pacific coast among the railways.
The smouldering tire is liable to belch.
iorth any day. The Southern Pacific hit
the Canadian Pucilic another rap last
week on passenger business, and rail
road men are indulgingin a deal of spec
ulation as to the probable result. The
lirst-named corporation has just issued
notices to all general passenger agent
in the United States of its refusal to pro
rata with the foreign road after January
1st, on tickets reading over the Shasta
route from San Francisco to Portland,
uu ana atter tne date mentioned, pas
sengers purchasing tickets over the Can
adian Pacific, via the Southern Pacific,
to Portland, will be charged full local
rates. Many are of the opinion that this
foreed rate will necessitate the much
talked-of line of passenger steamers be
tween San Francisco and Vancouver,
the present western terminus of the
Canadian Pacific, while others urge that
a different method of retaliation will be
pursued, aggre.-sive enough to throw the
transcontinental lines into a big rate war.
rived. That is precisely what the
manufAturers of that - medicine reoomr
mend for cholera. Send for a physician
but give their medicine until the'physir
cian arrives. If cholera become preval
ent in this country next summer this
preparation will be in great demand be
cause it can always lie depended ntn.
For sale by Bluketey & Houghton, drug
JHonthly meteorological Report.
Weather bureau, department of nfcrioulture.
rotation. The D.iJIes, Oregon, for the month of
latitude 4ft SB' Is". Longitude 121 12' Vj" west.
Altitude ilfi feet above sea level.
S.N I PES &, KlNERS L Y.
IF XT JH 3Dnu
Handled by Thres Registered Druggists.
ALSO ALL THE LEADING
The last congress happily passed a
law against trusts and coihbinations
which had begun to sap the foundations
of the republic, and . it remains to be
seen if the act will be enforced. Per
haps we may again see a representative
qf one of the most gigantic trusts in the
country in me caoinet oi tne next presi
dent, as there was in Glover Cleveland's
administration. Let us hope not.
There is no doubt that Mr. Cleveland
intends to institute a system of rigid
economy in national expenditures. Of
this he has already given proof in his
former administration. This will have
a salutary influence in a moral way
without doubt. What its effect will be
on our progress and prosperity we shall
BJUI in Una fiillnAfia .if tima
we near occasionally that tnere are
democrats still fighting Cleveland, but
it is a little hard to understand what
they are doing it for. Even Grover's
gall is not large enough to make him
think there is anything for him after his
term as president expires. . He can
hardly Jiave the ambition to run tyie
political scale, backward and round out
his life by being once more sheriff of
A New England journal, apparently
afraid of losing some of its subscribers
says: "We received in one dav four
copies of a paper devoted to investing
capital in the west. We hope they have
not been sent broadcast among our read
ers, for such papers are as dangerous as
circulars of the otteries in the hands of
any bu't the most experienced financiers.
When a man is anxious to make other
men rich and pays for a big ad. to let
them know it, look out for him, and
keep one hand on your purse strings
New England men should be careful
how they are tempted by gilded prom
lses in trie west, for tactory men our
saving banks are the best for reasonable
amounts, and for a thousand or more
seek a first class home mortgage, which
is the safest. But don't go west with
money to invest, for the chances will be
against you. What foolish advice to
offer sensible readers.
' Speaker Crisp has the sympat hy of
the entire country. ' Few things are
more painful to a public man than to be
cocked and primed for a speech and then
not be permitted to unload himself.
This is merely a new illustration of the
familiar fact that the speaker is a man
who is hired to listen to other fellows'
A peculiar circumstance is reported in
the East Oregonian, respecting relation
ships. Perry Gould remarks that his
brother Will may be a distant relative
of the great financial monarch, Jay
Gould, but he himself claims no rela
tionship. . Jay Gould did not leave a dollar of
his stealings to charitable purposes, says
a", contemporary. Charitable institu
tions .should not "'hanker after stealings."'"'-
While the alleged diamond discovery
in Idaho has been a great puzzle, there
aoes nor, seem to De good ground tor
doubting that such discovery Las lieen
made. Mr. Vandorn admits that there
has been a purpose to prevent the pub
lic from hearing just now where the
fields are. He said this evening that it
would be -two weeks before the secret
could be disclosed.
In May next Frank Fordyce, a young
stock baron of Idaho, will attempt to
drive from the center oi that state to
Ogallala, Neb., 45,000 sheep, a distance
of ' 1,000 miles. The trip will occupy six
months. The sheep will have to cross
the Rocky mountains in the wildest
part, and will have to ford scores of
The international monetary conference
at Brussels has adjourned until May 13th.
One of the final resolutions adopted was
for the purpose of recognizing the great
value of the arguments set forth in the
reports presented and of the discussions
held in the plenary sittings, and that
while reserving final judgement on the
questions submitted, the conference ex
presses gratitude to the government of
the United States for affording an op
portunity to study anew the present
position of silver. Continuing; the
motion declares the conference has
agreed to suspend its laltors and subject
them to the approval of the govern
ments represented. The American dele
gates are booked to sail from Southamp
ton for New York, December 21st.
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Patent (Dedieines and Druggists Sundries.
HOUSE PAINTS. OILS AND GLASS.
Agents for Murphy's Fine Varnisl es and the only agents in
the City for The Sherwin, Will ams Co.'s Paints.
Dealers in " Wall Paper.
Finest Line of Imported Key West and Domestic Cigars.
Agent for Tansill's Punch.
29 Second Street, The Dalles. Oregon
Sunn, . .
Meal! barometer 29.971 : . highest barometer
30.4fo (l:ite 12th) : lowest bnrometer 29.156 (lntt
Menu temperature 45.2; highest temperature,
69 on 3d, lowest temperature. 2S, on 27th
Greatest diiily range of temperature, 26 on 7th.
Legist duily range of temperature, 4 on 22d.
HEAN temperature fob thih month in
1877. ...42.5 182
1878 46.5 11883 44.511888 39.6
1879 7.5-lS84.. .43.5 1889 40.5
lm. . . .39.0 1885. . . .42.5118SI0. . . .41 .5
1881 43.0 1886... 38. 7 11891.... 46.0
.34.0 1887. . . .39.2 1892 .. 45.2
in temperature during the
month for 18 vears. 3 den 8 min
Total excess in temperature since January 1st,
Prevailing direction of wind, 8, BV. W.
Total precipitation, 1.15: number of days on
which .01 inch or more of precipitation fell,
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THIS MONTH IN
1873 11878. ...1.22 1SS3....2 19I1SS8 ...1.30
1874 1879. .. 1.24 l.SM .-. 0.82'l88!t l.-.M
1875 6.18 I1SK0. ... 0.69 11885 l.TKllHUO 0.00
1876 4.31 ' Ml ... .0 75 .:S86 0.21 1891 ...1.3;
1877 . ..4.18 1882. ...0.75 ilW-7. .1.00,1892 ... 1.1
Total delieie icy in precipitation during month
lor 18 vear, .-:4 mt'lles.
Total cielH'iency in nreeipitation since January
1st, 4.4 ior i year. "
Number of cloudless days. 5: bartiv eloudv
days, 7: i.'loudy day 18.
Dates of frost 13th, 20th, 27th (killing).
Karometer reduced to sea level. T indicates
truce if precipitation.
Solar halo rn 1st. 27th with parhelia, l.unur
naio on 9tn.
SAM r EL. L. HROoKS,
Voluntary binal Corps Observer.
FLOYD & SHOWN, , ,
DRUGS, MEDICINES AND CHEMICALS,
Firie Toilet Soaps, Brushes, Coinba, Parfuniery, Etc.
Pure Liquors for Medicinal Purposes.
Physicians' Prescriptions a Specialty.
Corner Union and Second Streets,
The Dalles, Oregon.
CHRISMAN & CORSON,
"The falator Line'
Tie Dalles, Portland ani Moria
Through daily service (Sundays ex
cepted) between The Dalles and Port-
and. tetearuer Ketjulator leaves The
Dalles at 7 a. m. connecting at Cascade
Locks . vith steamer Dalles -Clitv
Steamer Dalles City leaves Portland
(Yamhill street dock) at 6 a. m. con
necting with steamer Regulator for The
President Lilly of the Pullman agri
cultural college has been discharged
without trial seemingly, and while un
able to be present and answer the charge
that had been filed. It looks as though
the regents had taken au undue advan
tage of their opportunity.
It is learned from an authoritative
source that the Mexican government
will present a petition to the United
States asking that the Apache Indians,
who now occupy a reservation in Ari
zona near the Mexican boundary, be
removed to a greater distance.
In consequence of official 'news that
cholera has broken out again in Ham
burg, the Colombian government has
closed its ports against all vessels hav
ing left Hamburg after today.
Blaines' condition is much less
able. AH reports indicate that
will soon visit the Blaine mansion.
The burlesque of a "model for the
Montana Bilver statue," so much
paraded, has descended to the level of a
fake advertising scheme for some actress.
Probably the end will be a plaster-of-
paris figure, cast from the mould of an
Indian girl cigar-store sign, and covered
with lead-foil from old tea chests.
For Bale Cheap For Cash.
The best ranch in Gilliam countv,
Oregon. Being the E. of the N. W.
and N. E. of the S. E., S. of S. W:. of
section 10, S. E. of the N. E., N. y. of
N. W. of section 11., and the N. W. of
the N. E., and the N. E. of the N. W. of
section 15, tp. 6, S. 21 E. of the W. M.
This ranch contains 400 acres ; some
of which is grazing. There are fair
buildings on the place, and good water.
For further information address C. W.
Richie, P. O. box, 108, Walla Walla
Wash. v, 10.2s)dwlm
Having again reopened this popular
bakery and employed the services of a
first class baker, I am prepared to furn
ish the public with the very best of
bread, pies and cakes on . short notice.
Next door to Chrisman & Corson, Cor.
Washington and Second streets, The
Dalles, Or. : : Geo. Ruch. ..
Freight Rates Greatly Reduced:'
Shipments received at wharf any time,
day or night, and delivered at Portland
on arrival. Live stock shipments
solicited. Call on or address.
General A sent.
STEAM WOOD SAW
We are in the field for tbe fall and winter
work, and will cut, split and pile wood
at the lowest possible rates,
NONE BUT WHITE LABOR EMPLOYED
We are here to stay, will spend onr money
here, and try and dn sutisfnetory work.
Order boxes at Chrisman Jk Corson's, cor
ner of Michelbach block, and at the ma
chine, corner of Washington and Fourth
I. 0. MEIlfS, : : : " THE DALLES
Flour.. Grain, Fruit and Mill Feed.
HIGHEST CASH PRICE PAID
COR. WASHIN TON AND SKCOND ST.
THE DALLES, OREGON
: DEALERS IN:
lapie aijd F
Hay, Grain and Feed.
Masonic Block. Corner Third and Court Streets. The Daiies.Oregon:
MIAER & BENTON
Cord VVoon ZTk"
TINNING AND PLUMBING A SPECIALTY.
Leave orders cor. Third and Union, or 133 Second st.
THE DALLES. OR.
Washington fJofth Dclll6S, WashinSt
SITUATED AT THE HEAD OF NAVIGATION.
Destined to oe t(je Best
Manufacturing Center In
the Inland Empire. -
Best Selling Property of
the Season In the Northwest.
For Further Information Call at the Office of
Interstate In vestment Co.,
D. TAYLOR, ft Dalles, Or 72 Wasliiton St, ftfllaM -Or