THE DAILY CHRONICLE. THE DALLES - '- OREGON. STATE OFFICIALS. -Governor. . 8. Pennover Secretary of State G. W: McBride ' Treasurer. Phillip Metrehan Bupt. of Public Instruction E. B. MeElroy Senators CongresMnfln Btnte Printer J. N. Doloh J. H. Mitchell B. Henunnn . . .. . Frank Baker COUNTY OFFICIALS. 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 taxation. 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 Walla Walla. 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 over. 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 bushel. 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 cental. 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 ton. 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 2.50. 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 per pound. 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 - J - W -DEALER J3T- Jewelry, Diamonds, SILVERWARE,:-: ETC. 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. THE DALLES, - OREGON. 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 land. DIRECTORS. D. P. Thompson. Jno. S. Schexck. T. W . Sparks. Geo. A. Liebe. H. M. Beall. FRENCH & cor, BANKERS. TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS Letters of Credit issued available in the Eastern States. 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 orable terms. C. N. THORNBURY, T. A. HUDSON, mte nee. u . b. Land uince. jsotiry rubuc. HOWRY &PDS0H, ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDING, ro8tomoe su aso, THE DALLES, OR. Filings, Contests, 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, PROPRIETOR. Opposite the Umatilla House. HAVE ON SALE THE BEST BRANDS OF Imported and Domestic CIGARS and TOBACCO ALSO A FULL LINE OF Tazxls-ee KTotlons PURE HAVANA CIGARS. Chas. Stubling, PROPRIETOR OP THE New Vogt Block, Second St. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL- Liquor v Dealer, MILWAUKEE BEER ON DRAUGHT. $20 REWARD. TXT ILL BE PAID FOR ANY INFORM A TTrvw WHS mm 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. - Manager Notice to Tutil Consumers MIER BENTON ' .; ' Have on hand a lot of Fir and Hard Wood. ; 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 oicla-:r,s. (AGENTS FOR) CST'D "S-ZY 1802. d. e. rJo., Heal Estate, InsSanee, and Loan KGENCY, Opcira House Slock, 3d St. -FOR- Bamets auff Furniture, CO TO PRINZ & NITSCHKE, And be Satisfied as to QUALITY AND PRICES: , W. E. GARRETSON. Leaffing-Jeweler. 'J . SOLE AGENT FOB THE : . All Watch Work Warranted. Jewelry Made to Order, . 138 Second St.. The Dalles, Or. REMOVAL. H. Glenn has removed his office and the office of the Electric Light Co. to 72 BAYARD Washington St. THE The Gate City of the Inland Empire is situated at the head of navigation on is a thriving, prosperous ITS TERRITORY. It is the supply city for cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching as far south as Summer Lake, a distance of over two hundred miles. 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 ITS PRODUCTS. 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 ITS WEALTH 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. John Pashek, MERCHANT TAILORS 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 C2J DALLES the Middle Columbia, and city. an extensive and rich agri 5,000,000 pounds being its grapes equalling Cali unsurpassed. their products. 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.