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SEX ATE KILL 36.
We re in receipt of senate bill No. 35,
introduced by Mr. Willis, to establish
ml incorporate the port of Columbia,
And to provide far tbe improvement of
the Columbia river in andad joining said
port, and to provide a railway at and
around Tumwater and the dalles in laid
Columbia river. We have not given the
bill a careful reading, but it occurs to ut
it was a blind to defeat the Haley bill,
bv interested parties who were opposed
to the state building a portage road, not
on general principles, but because per
sona! or corporate schemes would be
jeopardized. The reconsideration of the
Italey bill was simply for the purpose of
its ultimate death, and that is why it
was referred to a committee of hold-over
senators. What is good for the goose is
good for the gander. Why not refer the
Willamette canal and lock bill? East
ern Oregon members will do well to re
fer any and all Willamette appropria
tion bills to a committee of hold-over
Fenutors to be reported on two years
hence. Retaliation is not always wise
but in extreme canes strong medicine if
neceesarv to correct direct evils.
Wvomine, North Dakota, and Mon
tana failed to elect senators yesterday
The populists seem to be tiding the
power far deadlock deteminedly for weal
The scene of war in Cuba is somewhat
startling. It is said that 80,000 troops
and four men of war are maintained by
the taxpayers of the island "to overawe
The governor vetoed the militia ap
propriation bill yesterday. The O. N.
G., would like to send his honor to the
Fiji islands or to some unknown seaport
where men die "unwept, nnhonored and
We are under obligations to the sender
of Hoase Bill No. 221, introduced by
Mr. Nickell. It provides lor the estab
lishing of a state board of health. The
bill is a necessary one and should pass
Now that the legislature has failed to
recognize Gov. Pennoyers veto of the
world's fair approbation bill. It
wooid be the right thing to make a
small appropriation to pay the expenses
of tending hie excellency to that great
exposition as an exhibitor of Oregon
The Stars and Stripes hoisted over the
Alliolani hall in Hawaii, as evidence of
"Brother Jonathan placing his arms
around that queendom has one assur
ance, and that is, his flag never, never
- condescends to come down. The Ha
waiian group will be ours.
The man who plants an orchard in
Oregon expecting to get fruit from it
must do something more than stick the
. trees down in the ground and trust to
providence for the balance. The kind
-of fruit to be planted, the destruction of
insect pests, etc., . must be considered,
which demands persistence of effort and
Governor Pennoyer withheld his sig
nature from the world's fair appropria
tion bill. No one was surprised at it,
the mom Las not stopped growing west
of the Cascade mountains yet, and will
not, until the old nioeebacks are gone.
Oregon has been cursed with that kind
of growth qnite long enough.
It is now almost a settled fact that the
V. 8. Senate will not confirm Mr. Har
risons appointment of Judge Jackson to
the supreme bench. The opposition to
it by Clarkaon and other leading repub
licans is having the effect to defeat it
which is desired br most republicans.
It can hardly be said that Mr. Harrison
expected the confirmation of Judge
Jackson's appointment, but on the con
trary foresaw that Mr. Clarkson would
raise a warwhoop, whatever be did.
It is hinted that our senator
Imiph is slated for a supreme
judgeship. The president could do
nothing nicer, than to name him instead
From tlis present congress) nothing is
to be expected, and as to the next noth
ing can be safely predicted. But cer
tain it is that the canal must be con
structed nnder American control, and
that at no distant day. It will not be
dune as a corrupt political job, but as a
great and necessary national measure
The demands of commerce and of !)
tionul protection alike demand it. The
tn-tid of the world's political forces will
drive our country to the werk. Let our
aUtewmen take care that the necessity
lor the accomplishment of the work
hall tie duly recognised. Delay may
. prove uioet dangerous.
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Nearly one thousand millions worth of
American securities are held in Europe
and they are as g nxi as gold Llay.
With free cuinr.ge of silver they would
be a good as silver ouly, the shrinkage
amounting to about 1300,000,000. The
free silver agitation has led to the turn
ing back of these securities upon this
country, and that is the meaning of the
continued heavy exportalhws of gold.
The problem is a very simple one, and
yet hundreds of thousand of men do
not seem to 1 able to grusp it. So long
as the securities alluded to are believed
to be backed by a sound currency sys
tem there is no haste on the part of
foreigners to cet rid of them. The
moment there is a draft on that point
back they come by the cart-load. That
i what the populist movement is doing
for this country and that is all it has or
ever will accoinplich. It is a movement
to make monev plenty, and its only
erfect is to make money scarce.
In Arkansas the senate has just de
feated a bill providing for depositing
the state funds in bonded banks, in or
der to secure interest on the same for
the benefit of the state, and the recent
failure of a bank at Lincoln, Neb.
which held a large amount of state
funds under such a law, raises the
question whether it is prudent to risk
the Iocs of the principal in order to i
cure the interest in the case of public
funds. If treasurers are required to
loan out the funds, they and their
bondsmen will probably be relieved of
responsibility for their safe keeping,
but the legislature ought "to be able to
devise some plan that would protect the
public in this respect, and at the same
time give it the lienefit uf anv interest
that can be earned on the funds belong-
ing to the people.
The vote on the mortgage tax law in
the senate discloses the fact that Eastern
Oregon. Multnomah county and a few
valley counties were in favor of the re
veal "of tiie measure. It was not poHt-
ical in any sense. Senators Alley and
Veatch voted against the repeal. Eu
Where was Cogswell? Eastern Ore
gon has these three branded. They are
known as obstructionists and are against
the pnblic interest, even if they are its
A TOUCH OE LESPOIISX.
It has got to be a mixed queition
whether Mr. Pennoyer or the other
ninety gentlemen who sit in the State-
house constitute the legislature. Those
who were elected as senators and repre
sentatives are impressed with the belief
that they are the lawmaking power, but
the governor has an entirely different
notion. The freedom with which he is
using the veto power would signify that
be hasn't much faith in the ability of
the legislators to discern good from evil.
Possibly the legislature may return the
compliment by a display of sufficient
nerve to override the governor's vetoes,
and put their legislation into operation
in spite of gubernatorial objections.
The exercise of the veto power is at
best a dangerous constitutional preroga
tive. Jt is a relic of monarchical gov
ernment unsuited to our republican in
stitutions. It was adopted, however, as
a safeguard against hasty and ill-considered
legislation, and if wisely used may
have a salutary effect. But this author
ity was not bestowed upon the executive
department for the purpose of affording
an opportunity for an arbitrary exercise
of one-man power, or to enable the chief
executive officer to be an obstruction to
progress. The most important legisla
tion of this session haa already run
against the veto snag. The world's fair
bill and the militia bill were scuttled in
the governor's office. The amended as
sessment law may possibly share the
same fate. If it goes on at this rate, the
people will begin to ask themselves,
What are we at?" and will wonder
what is the use of having legislature,
when we have a governor who assumes
all the functions of the legislative de
partment. It is about time for the legis
lature to get in and assert itself as an in
dependent branch of the state govern
Yesterday was the Mth anniversary of
Lincoln's birthday. Chicago celebrated
the event in fitting style.
Gov. Pennoyer'i action in refusing to
lend the state's cannon to celebrate
Cleveland inauguration is variously as
signed by the state papers to imbecility,
false dignity, puerility and caprice.
Three enterprising women of afedford
bave filed in the office of the secretary of
state articles of incorporation for the
Southern Oregon Water Co., of the above
named place. The capital stock of the
corporation is $200,000.
The member of the legislature who in
troduced the resolution commending the
actions of Senators Squire and Allen,
should be presented with A leather
medal. He is undoubtedly the greatest
joker of the age. Goldendale Courier.
The judiciary report of the Cross bill
No. 60 is before us. The committee re
ported favorably and asked that it do
pass, with some few attached amend
ments, and that its provisions shall not
apply to those now in ofhee. The bill
onght to pass as amended.
The only S-story, fl-proof brick
building in the city. For further par
ticulars inquire of Tom Kelly, at The
THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY
Yesterday's dispatches brought news
of one of the most important events in
onr national history and one that Is
destined to merge the mere title of "The
United States" Into that broader name
whose mention inspires every ciliaen
with the fire of patriotic teal America.
For six years has been secretly pending
a triple alliance between the United
States, Russia and France, culminated
In an executive session of the United
States senate three days ago. In ratify,
ing the French and Russian treaties, the
United States government has received
distinct pledges, both orally through Uis
Russian and French legations In Wash
ington and bv correspondence through
our department of state with the foreign
offices of those governments, of their
support, by force, if necessary, against
any interference by Germany, Great
Britain or any other Eurojieaa power,
with the maintenance by the United
States ot what is commonly termed the
"Monroe doctrine." In other words,
the control of the Hawaiian islands, the
annexation of British America, the ac
quisition of Haytl and San Itouiiugo,
and the ultimate expulsion of Great
Britain from Bermuda are all possibili
ties, in fulfilling which the United
States would be upheld by the two
powers which, in European politics, are
most distinctly opposed to the dreibund,
the alliance between Germany, Austria
This great diplomatic stroke has been
accomplished through the effort ot a
statesman at whose bier a few days ago
the nation mourned, who, regretably,
did not live to witness the masterstroke
of a brilliant career James G. Blaine.
This news will scarcely be reliidied by
Great Britain, who cannot longer lc
blinded to the fart that America's star
is in the ascendant; and her proud
boast that "her sun never sets" will
doubtless be paralleled, and that by a
nation little more than a century old.
England will not now dare protest
against the acquisition by the United
States of the Hawaiian islands, in the
face of the added support brought to the
aid of our new navy, and it is questiona
ble if she would have done so anyway.
It is true that four years ago we ware
more poorly equipped for naval warlure
than most nations pretending to acy
prestige, and even now her armament
ould be classed as second rate, bat
England haa before learned to her cost
the fertility of American invention and
the celerity of American gun-makers.
In all probability Canada, encouraged
by the turn of affairs, will humor her
secret wish and not linger long without
the folds of the stars and stripes. The
world will then behold the rise of a star
in the Occident, whose fluster shadows
all history, born in 1776 out of intoler
ance, cradled in the blood of martyrs to
liberty, safely passing the period of boy
ish strife in 1K&4, and in the full stature
of manhood in 1900, a nation grander
than ever existed.
OVER THE VETO.
Salcm, Or., Feb. 13. The world's
fair bill, appropriating ti0,000 for the
state exhibit at Chicago, pawed the
legislature this afternoon.
Tram tha Buach(Tw ronptrj.
Kakch, Feb. 8th, 1803.
To Tas CMaomcLS:
Thinking perhaps you would like to
receive a few words from this isolated
portion of old Wasco in regard to the
stock interests, I concluded to drop yon
a fow lines.
We are now feeding all our sheep,
about 10,000, to hay, and bave been for
the last two weeks. Have fed in all
this winter about three weeks, and the
prospect is very good at present for
about three weeks more. Our sheep
are doing first class; haven't lost any
yet, more than the usual mortality
among so many sheep, none having died
from the effucts of the winter. We bave
on liana at present auout w tons oi
feed, enough I think to last for quite a
while yet. All my neighboring sheep
men, from w hat I can hear, are feeding,
and all bave sn abundance of feed for
quite a siege yet.
The snow is drifted and piled up In
such a shape that it is almost Impossi
ble to tell just Low deep it is on a
level. It is blown off the rango to
that with a very little warm wjind there
will be lots of bare ground. The ther
mometer stands today at 30 degrees
above cero, but it has been down to 12
There are quite a good many cattle on
the range not being fed, a number
of which have died already, and a good
many more will die before long if the
weather doesn't change. Horses are All
right np to dale. F.
The Bwrlloctoa la Taesraa.
Tacoma, Feb. 12. C. B. Wright is
quoted here as saying he Lad not denied
that he has sold 37, per cent, of the slock
of the Tacoma Land company to the
Burlington & Quinry, and it Is asserted
on feood nd Authentic authority that
that road will be built to Tacoma. It it
also asserted that Nclsen Bennett, who
is now east, already Las a contract for
65 miles of the Tacoma end to be started
as toon as the matter It arranged, and it
it said lie remarked, when leaving this
city, that upon Lis return there would
be no idle men iu this city who denlred
He Briefly Kcviema Some of the Present
A fool MAWS LAW TBAT VAIIA
lahprltaa Tas Law aad Jsjr )
Ma. KwTns-Will vou allow a rustic
a stce InTniCnsosio tT I am anew
comer into the state of Oregon, and
should not at once find fault. But will
say that while preparing to make the
change from A neighboring state to this,
several persons urged me not to go to
Oregon, assigning as the principal reason
that the laws of Oregon were very objec
tionable. I gave the matter little or no
thought, supposing mv advisers were a
little cranky; but since living here, I
have heard more cranks than I knew ex
isted in America, growling and praying
to be relieved from laws enacted by
tlRITIXQ HOMY AWAY.
In their spite and envy toward far
seeing, energetic, frugal, industrious and
prosperous men they Lave driven money
out of the state and made It almost a
penal offence for a man to lie in cay cir
cumstances. Instead of allowing money
to bring what the demand makes it
worth, they have undertaken to place a
limit to its value, and, in this western
country, a value that is low, ail in the
interest of "the poor man." The result
is that very large amounts of Oregon
money are sent across the Columbia
river w here men are allowed to got what
their money is worth, and the little that
remains on the south side of the river is
put into the hands of brokers so, that
lien Mr. Poor Man gets it. he has paid
as large interest as is paid by puople in
our neighboring state, with a good fat
commission leides to the well-kept gen
tleman who has over his door "Iieal
estute and Loans." The man that
favors such a law deserves no sympathy
when ho is getting skinned. "Exjieri
ence is a dear schooling," etc., but such
a man will learn in noother wny. Again
the mortgage must pay the taxes, but
the fact is that it is generally so arranged
that Mr. Poor Man miiHt pay the taxes
or have the mortgage foreclosed.
Next Mr. Poor Man is allowed to de
duct his indebtedness, forgetting that
the rich man's credit is par excellent,
and be is capable of getting deeper Into
debt and more rapidly and on much bet- j
ter terms than Mr. Poor Man, so that j
Mr. Poor Man is matched again.
INUEKtTANrS TAX LAW.
Very recently, by casual reading, I
learned that England has au inheritance
tax law. The thought of such A law
among civilised people was repulsive to
me, but I finally concluded that it
miftht do in England, for they are
"Hinglish, you know;" that in a re
public such as the United States no such
reprehensible law would find advocates
enough to bring the suggestion before
the people. But within a few days after
reading ot the English law I noticed that
the New York law was after George
Gould and that he would likely lie
By the state of nearly one million dollars.
And what seems curious is that period
icals of high standing comment on the
matter with a tone And Air of great satis
faction. Shame on them I bom enjoy
the matter and justify it by saying Jay
Gould stole his money. When asked of
whom and where or when he stole it, the
answer is: "Why, Le stole it, no
man can make such a fortune honestly."
It this Answer is true I want to know
bow much money a man can lie
worth and be honest. If wealth
measures a man's dishonesty, then
poverty measures a man honesty,
and the loafer whittling goods boxes,
along with the able-tmdied dead beat
who lets Lis wife support him by wash
ing and ironing are the most honest and
should be the most respected. Again
the taxing of young Gould is justified be
cause hit father never was properly
taxed. If this be true, it was the fault
of men whose business It was to prorIy
assess and tax him. His property lay
out in long lines in full view of the pub
biic. It is said of him be
XIVKB IIOAKDKn MONEY.
Lie kept it always at work. iien a
person's attention is attracted to almost
any subject It is wonderful Low Le can
find reading matter concerning It. Next
I noticed that noted demagogue, Gov.
Pattison of Pennsylvania, in his met
sage to the legislature, recommended
the paghi.ig of An inheritance lax law.
Next we bear our own worthy governor
doing the same thing, and supported by
some of the weeklies of the state. Now
that the cranks Lave Lad a full dose of
their medicine, and seem cured, And we
are likely to see tome of the worst pre
scriptions revoked, another class comes
cp and says when A rich man diet let us
rob Lis widow and orphans. The great
and strong argument offered in favor of
this law is tl.ut after the man is dead
his properly Is so easily found arid got
ten at. This Ir the
AKlil'MKHT or hik wm.r
When the fi-tck-iiiastcr is aWnt. The
fact it thnt demagogue politicians art
taking np everything and Anything to
try to capture the vote ot the rabble.
It it easy to get the, by unavoidable
circumstances, unfortunate, the bad
manager, the lay, the bu'sted boomer,
and the stupid to Ixillrve that the law
should come to their relief, and the re
lief would lie quirk est and greatest by
confiscation, and then restricting the
energy and Industry of others. I think
a little legislation to encourage energy
and thrift about these times, with as
surance that a man will not only lie pro
tected In Lis property rights while Le
lives, but that his kin will inherit what
he may leave behind, and that it shall
not lie the legal spoiler's prey, would be
Vicious ss an Income, tax, nnder ordi
nary circumstances would lie, It is far
more preferable than an Inheritance tax.
I have no prospect of an inheritance,
never did inherit money or property,
nor do I expect to leave an inheritance,
fur there Is a deficiency About me in
some way that I am incapable of getting
much beyond a day ahead, but I do like
justice tempered with merry. Amok.
A r4 f Thaak.
We wish to return our heartfelt thanks
to our many kind friends for the kind
ness show n during the last sickness of
onr beloved son and brother, eiecially
to the Misses daia and Etta Story, Mr.
. II. Ixiwery, and to the B. of 1 F.,
and O. K. C.
Mrs. M. Kmw.
Ma. and Mas. W. II. Conudos.
W. E. GARRETSON.
SOLA AOIKT rot TtJB
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
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Campbell Bros. Proprs
(JlKBMTl B f . I Cril.)
MannliiUiis" ot th flnssl fruefc mat
Kast at Portland.
Tropical Fruits, Knts, Cigin and Tota.
la Every Atjle.
Ice Cream aniTSoda Water.
104 Second Street. The Dalles, Or.
Ii OAllad t the fact tbat
DeAler in Glass, Lime, Flatter, Cement
and Building Material of all klndt.
CarrtM the FtaMt Line '-
To tm found In tbe City.
72 LUashington Street.
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Candies and Nuts n-ur.1:
Finest Peanut Roaster In The Dalles
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General Rankinf Rasincse Trssstctet
ight F.xchance AoM
and rOKTLAlD, Ot
Collections mad on favorebls
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A General Banking Business trans
nrptwica rrneiveu, snnjn tt hifta
Draft or Check.
Collections made and proceeds proaaak
Sirht and Telegraphic F.schanirssaUa
New York, San Vrancisoo and Pan.
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En. If. Wiu.iaas, Una. A. Lim
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riAiHUCT a aawsAAL AAMKixa trsni
letters of Credit issued available ia Is : I
Pipht Eichanre and Tslsfrtpbs
Transfers sold on New York, Cliirajo.lt
IxiuisJBMi Francisco, Portland Una
Seattle Wash., and various points is
egon and Washington.
Collections aaade at all poinu on a
VIVT V I VO manufactured, at
orders from all parts of the country tM
on tbe shortest notice. (
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GAK has become firmly eetAbtishsd.se!
the demand for the home manufacurti
Article ia increasing every day.
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Beoond 8t, Opp. Hoed's 8ubU
Will repair your fin Boffisi
And CArriapea, shoe voor o
lrivlnf Horses, and In fart A
all your blaeksniitblng in tot
finest style. fcaliafactioA patf-
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