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THE DAILY CHRONICLE.
STATE OFFICIALS. .
Governor 8. Pennoyer
Secretory of State Q. W. McBride
Treanurer Phillip Metachan
Bupt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
. (J. N. Dolph
Senators.,. j H MitcheU
Con(rrenxman : B. Hermann
Btate Printer Frank Baker
Sheriff I-1 Cates
Clerk J- B. Crosseii
Treasurer Geo. Gnch
, , I FT A. Leuvens
Commissioners Frank Klncaid
Assessor John K. Bamett
Surveyor K. F. Shurp
Superintendent of Public Schools . . .Troy Shellev
Coroner William Michell
THE LONG AND SHOUT HAUL.
The rate on grain from the Palouse
country to Portland is 19 centa per
bushel, the distance about 300 miles.
The rate on grain from the same Rection
to Dulnth or St. Paul is 30 cent per
bushel, distance 1500 miles. At the
same rate per mile from Palouse to
Portland, as from Palouse to St. Paul
the rate to Portland would be 0 cents
per bushel. Can the railroad company
afford to haulit for that? If they can why
does it charge 19 cents? If they cannot
why do they haul it to St. Paul at a loss?
We understand that this will be an
swered by that mysterious juggling of
long haul and short haul statements,
but that answers nothing. Where does
a short haul end and a long haul begin?
If a road was only ten miles long the
mysterious operation of the long and
short haul theories would be made to
apply. The long and short haul as we
have observed them are not meas-
by distance. The haul from
Pa til to Portland is a
haul"' at low rates. The haul
St. Paul to The Dalles is a short
precinct, back on Lewis river, who was
charged with some petty criminal
offense. The trial was to come off before
little hatchet-faced Justice of the Peace,
who was a rabid democrat and whose
knowledge of jurisprudence consisted of
what he had picked up around the county
conventions. On the morning of the trial
Potter, the defendant, and another Van
couver attorney, since dead, who was to
appear for the proseeution, were on hand.
For some reason the prosecuting witness
was late, and after waiting a little while
Potter made a brief speech closing with
a motion to dismiss. The attorney on
the other ide rose to reply, but thp
justice surprised him by saying, "one
minute, Mr. ; does the chair hear a
second to the motion?" Potter dug his
elbow into his clients ribs and he rose to
the occasion with "I second the motion."
The justice put the motion and Potter
and his client both voted "aye." "The
ayes seem to have it, the ayes have it"
said the learned jurist and the case was
haul at higher rates than' Portland, and
the haul fi-om St. Paul to Pendleton is a
yet shorter haul at vet hisrher rates. If
tl e principle could be carried to its legit-
in ate conclusion, a shipper sending
freight but a mile would Jflnd it good
economy to buy the road. The long
haul is that where the company is com
pelled by circumstances to give the pub
lic low rates ; the short haul is where
it adopts the methods of the foot-pad
and makes a long haul on a fellow's
pocket-book, and earns its money with-
out labor. It is high time the govern
ment took charge of the railroads es
pecially those it has built, and
operate tliQni in the interests of
.the entire people. President Oakes
stated soon after the forfeiture bill
passed that this act confirmed to
the road, lands valued at $1,000,000,000
the interest on which at 4 per cent
wouia te :p4U,ut;u,uuu annually or an
amount equal to one-third of the entire
taxable property of Oregon. This was a
, long haul for the company. The interest,
taking Mr. Oakes figures for it, on the
property value given by the government
to the Northern Pacific alone, would
operate every transcontinental road,
keep up their rolling stock, furnish an
abundance of cars, give the public good
service, keep up the road beds and roll
ing Btock, and give the entire country
free transportation. And this company
juggles about long and short hauls and
makes the man who' ships the shortest
distance pay the biggest price. The
government cannot take charge of these
roads too quick.
A dispatch from Portland Friday in
forms us that a Mrs. M. Collier has
bronght suit against his Honor Mayor
Van B. De Lashmett of Portland for
the sum of $10,400 big fat American
dollars. It is promised that the suit
will be decidedly sensational and that
the lady will be able to prove that Van
is considerably faster than his horses,
and they can go in the 2.20. The coun
try has hardly got its breath since the
Parnell O'Shea scandal, and now our
metropolitan ma3rer comes up as the
victim of dislocated affection. Van B
says it is an attempt to extort money,
and it really looks that way. If Mrs.
Collier did not begin snit to extort
money, what did she begiu for? Most
law suits are begun for that purpose, to
extort money from some fellow who
wont let go of it until it is extorted. No
one, not even the defendant would for a
moment suppose that they brought suit
for this purpose of extorting love, or cul
ture or dried apples. It is therefore fair
to presume that Van B. is correct, and
that the sole object of the lady is to ex
tort his hard earned coin. Whether
she has any sufficient grounds to base
her extort on, we know not, but we do
know that Parnell talked just as Van B.
IT IS ALMOST A CRIME.
The Baker still lies at her winter
quarters, regardless of the fact that the
people who are dependent oh her for
their supplies, were not notified when
she was to be drawn off the route. The
management ought to be ashamed of
themselves, and the state of Oregon
ought to be ashamed of its laws, that
will allow a great transportation route to
tie up, without cause or reason. The
Union Pacific might as easily tie up
their trains and leave the whole country
without means of transportation. If
they can stop traffic on the portage road
they can on the main line. It has
always been supposed that transports
tion corporations were given special
privileges for the reason that the
exigencies of the trade and travel com
pelled it. They can condemn private
lands to their use for right of way, and
take the property of our citizens whether
they like it or not. If after condemning
. the property they can tie up the road
and discontinue traffic then they can
simply take the private property of the
citizen for their own use, without giving
any corresponding public benefit there
for. The withdrawing of the Baker from
service while the river is open and the
weather like spring, without a day'i
notice, and leaving the entire Middle-
Columbia portion of the state of Wash
ington without means of communication
with the outside world, is an outrage
that should be made a crime. We sug
gest to the legislature of Washington
that it pass an act compelling the com
pany to operate the road at the Cascades
and boats in connection therewith when
the river is open, or else forfeit their
charter. If this case is a specimen
Jay Gouldiam we advise him, if he ever
visits this country, to ride inside
boiler iron car for some one will .take
shot at him sure.
A good many years ago a lawyer named
.T. TV Tntter nafr1 to V IrwMttfv? - in Van
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
C. N. THORNBCRY. T.A.HUDSON.
Late Kec. L . b. uma umce. notary i-UDiic.
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDING,
PostofHce Box 32B,
THE DALLES, OR.
Through the country east of us the
rainfall has been abundant, and the
prospect for another big wheat crop is
remarkably good. 11 the present crop
is to be moved and the plethoric ware
houses emptied before the crop of 1891
is calling for cars the transportation
companies will have to do better than
they are doing at present. At the pres
ent rate of shipment there will be 3,000,-
000 bushels on hand of this year's crop,
when threshing begins next summer.
What will the roads do with it?
A Wild Night at Astoria.
The Astorian, Dec. 25th.
The storm which had been gathering
force all day yesterday increased in vio
lence after dark, and about 3 o'clock the
sudden and furious blasts were followed
by a general rattling and banging about
of everything not securely fastened
Fragments of tin roofing, boards,
shingles, tin signs, shutters, skylights
and glass were intermingled in the air,
and came thumping and clattering over
the roofs and were scattered about the
Lodgers frightened from their slum
bers hurried from their rooms in
abbreviated apparel, quite thoughtless
of their personal appearance. Many
rushed into the street and hurried frdm
one place to another as some resounding
crash told of destruction to building
property. So far as heard no one was
hurt, but it is probable that many dis
asters at sea will be reported. It was a
Later and severer gusts blew in the
glass fronts of several stores on Second,
Third and Main streets ; the flagstaff on
the city hall . was carried away, just
missing a pedestrian who was going up
Third street. Chief of Police Barry and
his force were kept busy all the morning
shutting up doors and nailing up win
dows that had been blown in.
Ko Kissing: In School.
It was reported at the meeting of the
school board that Ray Brown, a pupil in
the Lincoln school, had received corporal
punishment from a blacksnake whin in
the hands of C. E. Munson, principal of
Lincoln school, and that his parents had
threatened to have him arrested.
The bov says that one of the girls dis
tur bed him while he was busy studying
and that he kissed her. She told the
teacher, and his punishment, he and his
parents think, was more than the kiss
was worth. He claims that his bodv
and hands Were bruised by the butt end
of the whip, and that he was obliged to
seek medical aid of Dr. Latham. Spo
kane fails Keview.
Not Journalism. The two leading
papers 01 Astoria have been indulging in
some very unpleasant arguments for
some time past until yesterday morning
one of the papers came out with a two
column article accusing the other of lack
of fidelity to public trust and even
Questions the veracitv of its cotemoorarv
And its honesty is also brought into
question. such proceedings cannot
benefit any town and are very unpleasant
to many people and. is not the best taste
in journalism. (Japital Journal.
A new kind of door hinge has been
invented for the use of those who never
S. L. YOUNG,
. (Successor to K. BECK.)
Have on hand a lot of
.' Also a lot of '
165 Second St., 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.
D. P. Thompson J. S. Schenck, H. M. Beau.,
1-resxaeiit. v lce-rresiaent. casmer.
First Hatlflnal. BauL
THE DALLES, -
A General Banking Business transacted
Deposits received, subject to Sight
Draft or Check.
Collections made and proceeds promptly
remitieu uu uay 01 couecuou.
Sight and Telegraphic Exchange sold on
JNew York, ban Francisco and Portland.
D. P. Thompson. Jno. S. Schenck,
T. W. Sparks. Geo. A. Liebe.
H. M. Beall.
FRENCH & CO.,
TRANSACT A GENERALBANKING BUSINESS
Letters of Credit issued available in the
Sight . Exchange and Telegraphic
Transfers sold on JNew iork,umcago,.Jst
Louis,- San Francisco, Portland Oregon,
beattle Wash., and various points in Or
egon and Washington.
Collections made at all points on fav
Notice to Fuel Consumers
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SJ4IPES fit KITEfSLiY,
Wholesale aii Eetail Drniists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
(J. e; itpKsp do,
Opepa House Block,3d St
Oarpsts ana Furniture,
Front Street Cigar Store,
THE DALLES, OREG'ON.
W. H. JONES,
Opposite the Umatilla House.
HAVE ON BALE THE BEST BBANDS OF
Imported and Domestic
CIGARS and TOBACCO.
ALSO A FULL LINE OF
PURE HAVANA CIGARS.
PROPRIETOR OF THB
PRINZ & NITSCHKE
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
W. E. GARRETSON,
SOLE AGENT FOR THE
New Yogt Block, Second St". r
WHOLESALE AND EETAIL"
Liquor v Dealer,
MILWAUKEE BEER ON DRAUGHT.
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
rnTTTT! Ti A T T Tin
The Gate City of the Inland Empire is situated at
;he head of navigation on the Middle Columbia, and
is a thriving. -DrosDerous citv.
j.u as ullo oLLjjjiy uxtjr j.uj. mu. expensive ana Ti.Cn. agri-j
cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching as
:ar south as Summer Lake, a distance of over vro
THE LARGEST WOOL MARKET.
The rich grazing country along the eastern slope
of the the Cascades furnishes pasture for thousands
of sheep, the -wool from -which finds market here.
The Dalles is the largest original -wool shipping
point in America, about 5,000,000 pounds being
shipped this year.
THE VINE YARD OF OREGON".
The country near The Dalles produces splendid
crops of cereals, and its fruits cannot be excelled. It
is the vineyard of Oregon, its grapes equalling Cali
fornia's best, and its other fruits, apples, pears,
prunes, cherries etc., are unsurpassed.
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 Warehouses, and all available storage
places to overflowing with their products.
" ITS WEALTH .
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 possibilities incalculable! Its rcsourcf ri- 4
limited! And on these corner stones she standsv" UA
D. ;w. EDWARDS,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Wall Papers, Decora
tions, Artists' Materials, Oil Paintings, Clromos ail Steel Enirarais.
Mouldings and Picture Frames, Cornice Poles
Etc., Paper Trimmed free.
Picture Fraixiea 3VXa.c3.e to Order.
276 and 278, Second Street. - - - The Dalles, Or.
HOLilDAY .o- 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.
YOGT BLOCK, SECOND ST., THE DALLES, OR.
Third Street, Opera Block.
JVIadison's liatest System
Used in cutting garments, and a fit guaranteed each time.
Repairing and Cleaning Neatly and Quickly Done.
-: For the Beat Brands and Purest Quality of Wines and liquors, go to :-
J. O. MRCK,
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