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THE DAILY CHRONICLE.
THE DALLES - '-
-Governor. . 8. Pennover
Secretary of State G. W: McBride
' Treasurer. Phillip Metrehan
Bupt. of Public Instruction E. B. MeElroy
J. N. Doloh
J. H. Mitchell
. . .. . Frank Baker
Sheriff 1. UCates
Clerk , J. B. Crosnen
Treuaurer Geo. Ruch
. . 4H' A. Leavens
Commissioners JBllk Kincuid
Assessor john E. Barnett
Surveyor. K. F. Sharp
Hmerlnteiident of Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner Willlaui Michell
THE EXCLUSION ACT.
Senator Mitchell has introduced a res
olution for the purpose of getting the
opinion of the judiciary committee as to
the time the Chinese restriction act ex
pires. This act was passed in 188'J, and
was to be in force ten yesirs. In 1884
the act was amended, and the Scott or
exclusion act was passed in 1888. Senix
tqr Mitchell is of the opinion that the
acts all expire in 1892 and that further
legislation will be required to perserve
the present order of things. It is proper
that the law should be continued in
force, and that its provisions should in
clude some other nations as well. The
Hungarian and Italian labor introduced
by capitlaists in the coal mining regions
of the east is of a character that makes
it if anything worse than Chinese labor.
If the doctrine of protection means any
thing, it means protection to American
labor, because that is the cry of protec
tionists in both parties, and it is impos
sible for American labor to be protected
while the cheapest, and worst degraded
class of foreign labor is admitted duty
free to compete with it. The exclusion
act should be continued in force, so
amended as to make it exclude, and to
' include in its provisions such other for
eign labor as that we have indicated, re
gardless of nativity.
THE HUNT ROAD.
Hunt just now is in considerable
trouble financially but will probably pull
through all right as he is a man of infi
nite resources. In the meanwhile the
proposed road down the Columbia is not
as many think abandoned. A party is
still at work on the definite location
survey, and while the matter has ceased
to be talked about, it is not dead by any
means. ' It is almost certain that work
on the line down the north bank of the
Columbia will be commenced in the early
spring ind prosecuted vigorously until
the road is completed. It may not be
Hunt, it may be Hill, it is bound to be
some one. It is the only available route
left open between the Inland Empire
and the sea, and it will be. is how located.
The ever increasing crops to be handled
demand more transportation facilities
and the demand will be in part supplied
by this road. The Northern Pacific
owing to its heavy grades is pushed now
to its utmost capacity and no relief can
be expected from it, nor can the Union
Pacific with a single track increase its
carrying capacity to any great extent.
The north bank of the Colnmbia will
have a railroad down it, and we believe
it will be completed in time to assist in
moving the grain crop of 1891.
President Harrison has vetoed the bill
for a public building at Bar Harbor
Maine, very properly too, on the ground
that the business of the place did not
requi.-e it. This is true, as Bar Harbor
is not of much force, and is not entitled
to such improvements while cities five
or ten times as large are ignored entirely.
The only thing that justifies- comment
on the matter is the fact that it is sup
posed to have added zest to the duty of
signing the veto, and vigor to the pres
idents pen from the reason that Bar
Harbor is one of Secretary Blaine's pet
speculations. The dispatches convey
the iniermation daily that the feeling
between Blaine and the president is very
similar to that existing between Cleve
land and Hill, and for the same reason,
that both have their eyes on the nom
ination for 1892. Here are two cases of
distinguished consideration for each
other; Cold Platonic friendship that
borders on the Plutonic.
Senator Dolph has been interviewing
Secretary Noble concerning the forfeited
railroad lands, and has received official
assurance that the matter has been fully
examined into, and that rules governing
the locating of these lands will be issued
so as to reach the registers and receivers
, of the U. S. land offices inside of two
weeks. If this is true the dispatches
should contain the notice within the
next few days, certainly by New Years.
The granting of titles to these lands al
ready occupied, will add largely to the
list of taxable properly and will mater
ially benefit both the school and road
districts, both, of which have suffered
severely by all the odd sections escaping
Diphtheria is prevalent at Pendleton
though it is now thought to be confined
to a limited district, which is quaran
lined, and it is hoped its spread may be
prevented. We sincerely hope our fair
sister may speedily stamp out this dread
disease, and in the meanwhile suggest
to our authorities the utmost vigilance
that the disease does not get a foothold
here. It is also reported that this dis
ease is raging in the Coppei district near
FINANCE AND TBAIIE.
Friday, Dec. 26, 1890.
Business transactions have been light
during the past week save in holiday
goods, which has been large ' for The
Dalles for the season. Money seems to
be tight, probably for the reason there
has been so many . failures in the East
during the past autumn. Large bank
ing institutions as well as manufactories
have gone to the wall, and undoubtedly
the closing down influence is being felt
on the Pacific coast in our financial cen
ters. Fortunately our people are not in
distressed circumstances and the pinch
ing will only affect the more venture
some. The wheat market remains in
active from the fact the attractions of the
holidays have absorbed everything per
taining to the grain business.
New York and English markets will
remain unchanged until the season is
Portland quotations are Valley, $1.20
$1.10a, Walla Walla, 1.22,
1.12. l per. cental. Dalles market quo
tations for No. 1 0.54, No. 2 $0.53 per
Flour Diamond best $4.00 ; by ton
$3.85 ; Walla Walla, $4.00. -
Oats The market remains unchanged
and firm at former quotation ; $1.55 per
Barley Prime brewing $1.051.10,
feed $1.001.05 per ctl., sacked.
Millstuffs The trade supply is short
and shows an advance. Dealers quote
bran $20.00, bran and shorts mixed $22.
50. The supply of fchoils and middlings
is very short and quotations range from
$22.50 $24.00 per ton.
Hay The hay market is still firm
with a limited supply iii sight. Timothy
hay sells from wagons at former quota
tion, $18.00 $19.00 per ton, Wheat
hay shows an advance since last report.
Petaluma baled hay sold last week at
$15.00 per ion from the wagon and some
compressed sold as high as $16.00 per
Potatoes Are in good supply at 0.85
0.90 per 1001b. with a weak market.
Butter Gilt edge and choice extra,
finds ready sale at 0.600.65 per roll,
packed in brine 0.400.50. , The mar
ket is not well supplied with A 1 butter.
.cjGgs nave declined in price owing
to the increased supply and the con
tinued warm weather, quote fresh 0.25
0.27 per dozen with a tendency down
ward. Poultry Spring chickens are sell
ing in the city at $2.00$2.25 per dozen,
Old fowls at $2.50$2.75 per dozen. . Tur
keys 0.10 per pound. . Geese 0.90$1.25
each. Ducks 0.40 each.
Wool The market is unchanged.
Eastern Oregon 0.140.16i.
Hides Prime dry bides are quoted at
0.040.05 per pound. Culls, 0.02
3. Green 0.02. Salt 0.020.03. Sheep
pelts extra 0.750.85 ordinary, 0.40
0.60 each. Bearskins, no.l. 8-00.common
Beef Beef on foot clean and prime
0.2, ordinary 0.02.
Mutton Wethers, extra choice $3.50
common $2.753.00 per head.
Hogs Live heavy, 0.04. Medium
weight 0.03, dressed 0,040.05.
Lard 5tt. 0.i0 ; 10&. 0.10,; 40&. 0.09
The celebrated flying machine made of
aluminum and propelled by electricity
just completed in Illinois, was to have
made its tiial tripChristmas. Its destina
tion was to be St. Louis, distant from the
starting point 200 miles. The destina
tion chosen indicates that the inventor,
like all other flying machine aud perr
petual motion cranks, is a little off, as
no sane man, one, who can fly at
that, would go to St. Louis.
Tbe C on err e Rational Xmu Tree.
The Christmas exercises of the Con
gregational church consisted of a tree at
the church on Wednesday night. The
exercises consisted of the reading of a
selection by Mrs. Curtis, followed by
the beautiful singing of a Christmas
carol by Mrs. Kinehart's class, after
which Assistant Superintendent B. S.
Huntington in a pleasing address pre
sented a handsome diamond ring to Mr.
Herman Ernst.Jthe basso of thechoir, as
a token of appreciation by the congrega
tion. A song followed by Miss Hill's
class after which the doors to the vestry
were thrown open, disclosing two beauti
ful Christmas trees handsomely decor
ated in the regulation manner. Mrs. E.
M. Wilson acted as the presiding spirit,
and read the children a letter which
presented a happy inspiration. The
presents, which were numerous were
then given out and the children
separated to dream of well filled stock
ings at home.
. Sword Presentation.
Col. T. A. Houghton was surprised in
camp and his headquarters taken pos
session of by the officers of the Third
regiment Christmas night. Advancing
upon the defenseless Colonel, they stood
him up and presented him with a beauti
ful sword. Col. Nevius who is a gifted
speaker made the presentation address
in his happiest vein, and Col. Houghton
although taken entirely by surprise and
greatly embarrassed by this unexpected
recognition of his merits, replied in a
manner that proves he is an orator as
well as a soldier. The sword is a very
handsome one having the inscription,
"Presented to Col. T. A. Houghton, 3rd
Eegiment, O. N. G. by the officers," on
the blade. It is on exhibition in Mr,
Garretson's window and attracts much
attention.'. - . -
S. L. YOUNG,
. ' (Successor to E. BECeH
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St., The Dalles, Or.
D. P. Thompson' J. S. Schenck, H. M. Beall,
rresiaeni. . v lee-r resident iutmer.
First national BanK.
A General Banking Business transacted
.Deposits received, subject to Sight
Draft or Check,
Collections made and proceeds promptly
remuieu on uuy oi collection.
Sight and Telegraphic Exchange sold on
JNew York, ban irancisco and Port
D. P. Thompson. Jno. S. Schexck.
T. W . Sparks. Geo. A. Liebe.
H. M. Beall.
FRENCH & cor,
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
Letters of Credit issued available in the
Sight Exchange and Teleeraphic
Louis, ban rrancisco. Portland Oresron.
Seattle Wash., and various points in Or
egon and w asmngton.
Collections made at all points on fav
C. N. THORNBURY, T. A. HUDSON,
mte nee. u . b. Land uince. jsotiry rubuc.
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDING,
ro8tomoe su aso,
THE DALLES, OR.
And all other Business in the U. S. Land Office .
- Promptly Attended to.
We have ordered Blanks for Filings.
Entries and the purchase of Railroad
Lands under the recent Forfeiture Act,
which we will have, and advise the pub
lic at the earliest date when such entries
can be made. Look for advertisement
in this paper.
Thornbury & Hudson.
Front Street Cigar store,
THE DALLES, OREGON.
W. H. JONES,
Opposite the Umatilla House.
HAVE ON SALE THE BEST BRANDS OF
Imported and Domestic
CIGARS and TOBACCO
ALSO A FULL LINE OF
PURE HAVANA CIGARS.
PROPRIETOR OP THE
New Vogt Block, Second St.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-
Liquor v Dealer,
MILWAUKEE BEER ON DRAUGHT.
TXT ILL BE PAID FOR ANY INFORM A TTrvw
T leading to the conviction of parties cutting
the ropes or in any way interferini? with the
wires, poles or lamps of The Electbic Light
Co. H. GLENN.
Notice to Tutil Consumers
' .; ' Have on hand a lot of
; Also a lot "of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
-. , , ; Office corner' '
Third1 and Union Streets,
SNIPES & KlNEHSIlY,
Wholesale ani Retail Bmiists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
CST'D "S-ZY 1802.
Opcira House Slock, 3d St.
Bamets auff Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES:
, W. E. GARRETSON.
'J . SOLE AGENT FOB THE : .
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order,
. 138 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
H. Glenn has removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
The Gate City of the Inland Empire is situated at
the head of navigation on
is a thriving, prosperous
It is the supply city for
cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching as
far south as Summer Lake, a distance of over two
THE LARGEST WOOL MARKET.
The rich grazing . country alone: the eastern Rlnr
of the the Cascades furnishes pasture for thousands
oi sneep, tne wool irom which finds market here.
The Dalles is the largest original wool shippine;
point in America, about
shipped this year.
THE VHSTEYARD OF OREGON.
The country near The Dalles produces splendid
crops of cereals, and its fruits cannot be excelled. It
is the vineyard of Oregon,
fornia's best, and its other fruits, apples, pears
prunes, cherries etc., are
The salmon fisheries are the finest on the Columbia
yielding this year a revenue of $1,500,000 which can
and will be more than doubled in the near future
The products of the beautiful Klickital valley find
market here, and the country south and east has this
year filled the warehousesand all available storage
places to overflowing with
It is the richest city of
money is scattered over and is being used to develop
more farming country than is tributary to any other
city in Eastern Oregon.
.Its situation is unsurpassed! Its climate" delight
ful! Its Tjossibilities incalo-nlfl.Wfif t wtcvr.
limited! And on these corner stones she stands.
D. W. EDWARDS,"
. . DEALER IN . "'
Paints, Oils, Glass,
tions, Artists' Materials, Oil Painting Ciromos ani Steel Emraviiiis.
Mouldings and Picture
Etc., Paper Trimmed Free.
Floture Framea 3VEc3.e to Order.
276 and 278, Second Street. - '- - The Dalles, Or,
HOLIDAY -6. GOODS
L. RORDEN & CO.
Largest and Best Assortment of CHRISTMAS PRESENTS Ever Brought to this City
Your presence is Cordially Invited at our Store
EARLY AND OFTEN".
, VOGT BLOCK, SECOND ST., THE DALLES, OR.
Third Street, Opera Block.
JVIadison's Ltatest System
Used in cutting garments,
, Repairing and Cleaning
: For the Best Brands and Purest Quality of Winea and Liquors, go to :
J. O. "
UlpbleJale : Ijcjuor : Dealer
117 SECOND ST. THE DALLES, OR. -.'d
the Middle Columbia, and
an extensive and rich agri
5,000,000 pounds being
its grapes equalling Cali
its size on the coast, and its
wfc A WW U0 'Ail
Wall Papers, Dacora-
Frames, Cornice Poles
and a fit guaranteed each time
Neatly and Quickly Done.