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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as secoua-cuua mailer.
Governor S. Pennoycr
retary of State '. G. V. Mc Bride
asurer Phillip Metsehaii
pt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
Senators. H; D$$hKll
Coneressman ...B. Hermuni
State Printer Frank Bnker
Countv Judge. C. N. Thornbnry
Sheriff 1). I . Cutes
Clerk J. B. CrosHen
Treasurer : ;eo. Kuch
III A. I-eavens
WM"""""lm i Frank Kiiicuid
Assessor John K. Barnett
Surveyor . ..K. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public schools. . .1 roy sneiiey
Coroner William Michel!
THE PEOPLE SHOULD ELECT.
The legislature of Minnesota yester
day adopted a joint resolution asking
the state delegati n in congress to sup
port a bill submitting an amendment to
the United States' constitution provid
ing for electing United States senators
by popular vote. Circumstances are
putting in some very strong inducements
for the measure. In half a dozen north
em states which are free from any sus
picion of "shot gun rule," the acts of
the legislators are simply scandalous.
In Colorado the state house' has been
the scene of shooting and bloodshed
The state capitol has been filled with
armed men, and affairs conducted more
upon the plan of a Mexican revolution
than in accordance with the ideas of our
boasted civilization. In Nebraska the
defiance of the law has been almost
equal to that of Colorado. In Montana,
jolitics are the disturbing element, and
a disgraceful dead lock is the result, and
in "Washington yesterday a large sized
section of pandemonium held full sway,
Part of these quarrels are between the
political factions, part between factions
of the republican party. That in Wash
ington is of the latter kind and grows
out of the bitter war waged between the
Calkins and Squire factions. Such ex
hibitions as that of yesterday when
Nelson Bennett undertook to snatch the
agreement for a caucus from Itepresen
tative Meany, speaks louder than words
in favor of the proposed amendment;
and show clearly the danger of delegat
ing the power of electing the United
States senators, to the representatives
of tne people. There can be no good
reason advanced to support the present
plan, and there can be many adduced
against it. With such a bitter strife as
lias been engendered between the
- Squire and Calkins factions the wants of
the people are ignored and needed legis
lation is relegated to the waste basket
of Time. Nothing has been done yet by
this legislature because all of its time
has been taken up in quarrelling over
the senatorship ; and when this question
is settled there will be a feeling of sore
ness a mutual disliking of each 6ther, a
general feeling of disgust, both by those
who are on the winning side, and those
who lose, which will tend to hamper
legislation, and cause a lack of interest
in the work that should be done. The
members of the legislature are supposed
to vote for the man whom their constit
uents would choose, therefore it would
be better that the people themselves
name the man whom they desire to rep
resent them in the senate. The quarrels,
if any, would then be thrown into the
nominating convention, where the par
ticipants would be paying their own
bills and losing their own time. Dead
locks under such circumstances will not
exist long, or if they did would not cost
the people anything. Of late years the
legislature's principal duty in most of
the states seems to have been the elec
tion of United States senators, and it is
a shame to both th. political parties
that these elections are carried on as if
conducted by ward strikers instead of
by the law makers of the different states.
The pity and shame of the whole system
is that it gws worse and more disgrace
ful each year. The system is a corrupter
of morals, causes bribery, and is fast
making the senate a reproach to the
OWYHEE'S DEAD KING.
King Kalakua of Hawaii died at San
Francisco yesterday afternoon. The
climate of America was never healthy
for kings at the best and his royal high
ness ought to have known better than
to have risked the contagion of the
American eagle. The lamented deceased
was principally noted for his' ability to
borrow money and expend the revenues
with a royal hand that was not often a
royal flush." He knew more of Hoyle
than he did of Grotius, and thumbed
a well worn volume of "Schenck on Po
"ker" with greater frequency than he
did his bible. He was a genial, whole
souled fellow, who liked his wine and
good company and recognized a man re
gardless of age, color or previous condi
tion of servitude. He never drew the
color line, except when ho got a black
card to a red bobtail flush, and enjoyed
the company of his boot black as much
if not more than he did that of his
prime minister. He was built that way
himself, an innocent child of nature,
who could bet the kingdom's school
fund on a jack pot and lose it without
any corresponding loss of sleep. Civil
ization was too deep for him. he skim
med over it, picking up its vices which
are always easy to learn and ignoring
its morals, which were to him an un
known quantity. ' Withal he was kindly
generous, in his way just, and perhaps
as good a figure head for his government
as any of his race would make. He had
but little power or authority of late
years, and it is probable the kingdom
will dispense with a successor to him
and adopt some form of republican gov
ernment. It is likely his remains will
be conveyed in state on a government
warship back to the land of his birth
where he may sleep his last sleep with
David B. Hill is senator elect from the
great state of New York, being elected
to-day. What effect this will have on
his presidential aspirations or possibil
ities it is hard to say. Ii seems probable
though that his accepting the senator-
ship is an abandonment of the field to
Cleveland or Pennoyer. It probably
means some sort of a patched up agree
ment that will give Cleveland confidence
in Hill's support, a confidence that will
lure him to his ruin. The fight between
Hill and Cleveland never can be patched
up so that any condition better than
armed neutrality can be maintained be
A bill has been introduced, or rather
a concurrent resolution proposing a
change in the constitution, fixing the
pay of legislators at seven dollars per
day and fifteen cents per mile milage.
The resolution should not be adopted.
There is no doubt but that there are
some changes needed in the constitu
tion of the state, but the proper way to
get at them is to call a constitutional
convention, get up a more modern docu
ment ana submit ft to the people. This
we oeueve wouia meet witn general ap
proval. The Chinese fight with "stink pots
instead of bomb-shells, thinking it easier
to turn an army's stomach than its
Proceedings of that Body at the State
Salem, Jan. 20 In the house the
speaker has appointed the following
standing comrmtteis :
Elections : Barrett, Welch, Hartman,
Ways and Means: Poquet, Baker,
Judiciary: Hall, Barrett, Thomas,
Claims : McCall, Snyder, Thompson,
military: i nomas, manning, Ale
Roads and Highways : Moore, Benton,
Engrossed Bills : Merritt, Hall, Gar-
Enrolled Bills: Srewart, Blundell,
Ind'ian Affairs: Snyder, Durham,
Printing : Crook, Morey, Hardy.
Corporations ; Story, Durham, Barnes.
Commerce: TYnr. Nnnlffninprv Munn.
ing, Holmes, Mulkey.
xmnties: weed, Keed, Jennings,
Federal Hnl si t inn A run af T-nrt TjtrtM
Mining : right, Lettig, Furrv.
Agriculture: Minto, Moore, of Benton,
Alrfthhli T innnr TVnflfi. TjimruiAn
Meusdorffer, Hansard. '
Kaiiways and Transportation : Miller,
McCoy, McCracken, Starr and Barnes.
Assessment: McCoy, Minto Tracy,
Public Buildings: Johnson, Botkin,
YllTfrtlwl TmnmvAmonta A fiwn nt
l.i , .runnjj vji
Washongton, Story, Richev.
i isniiig : .rceea, jrooK, ox, sstillwell,
Public T-anHor Jpnninim ATilloi-
In the senate to-dav amone the bills
introduced were to incorporate Summer-
By Norval, to regulate the loaniner of
money by building and loan associations.
iiy Uulton or a State law hbrarv at
By Matlock Bills to regulate fees and
salaries of county officers in the several
The Locks at the Cascades.
The action of the legislature in takinsr
steps to co-operate with the Oregon legis
lature to bring about the speedy comple
tion of the Cascade locks is a measure
that will meet with universal approba
tion from the teoDle of both ntntps it
is simply disgraceful, gthe methods that
nave Deen going on since the locks were
commenced. Year after vear armronri-
ations have been made bv congress for
the vital work and nothing really has
been done. The public money has been
muddled away, and with one-hundredth
part of the money a dozen good men
could have performed all the work that.
the red tapista and ring have squandered.
Those in charge have shown our people
they thoroughly understand the well
Known principle of "how not to do it"
and have carried it out to the satisfac.
tion of no one but themselves. Unless
determined action is at once taken by
the legislatures the old state of affairs
will continue and it will be genrations
before the work is completed. For all
the good the appropriation will donnder
the present system the money might
just as well be thrown into the sea.
Walla Walla Statesman. .
The firm existing under the firm
name of Brooks & Beers is this day dis
solved by mutual consent by the
retiring of Mr. S. L. Brooks. The busi
ness will be carried on by Mesers. G.
F. Beers, and R. E. Williams under
the firm name of "The Dalles Mer
cantile Co." The new firm will pav all
uaoiuiies ana conect an aeDts.
Samuel- L. Brooks.
G. F. Beers.
January 1, 1891.
13 uw.u vm. UWV UIUlj
I desire to return my thanks to the pub
lic for generous and. friendly patronage
and to ask for the new firm a continu
ance of the same. Sam'l. L. Brooks.
One 'ought to be verv tender in one's
handling of skeleton keys in -oher peo
ple's closets. Whenever yott enter" a
house, no matter how handsome, or how
cheerful, it is, be assured that the closet
and the skeleton are there.. Do not only
he content to not drag the skeleton out
but steer clear of it, go around it if you
hear its bones clanking, shut your ears ;
if some thoughtless or cruel hand tears
the door open, shut your eyes. To the
people in that house that skeleton is a
living sorrow, a daily horror, and seldom
is it their fault that it is there. However
young you may be, however .good you
may be, however pure may be the at
mosphere of your nouse, there is a secret
closet in it ; and you don't like to think
that any one save God knows what is in
it. When you are in other people's houses,
remember the closet and its grim oc
cupant in you own house.
A prominent physician and old army
surgeon in eastern Iowa, was called away
from home for a few days ; during his ab
sence one of the children contracted a
severe cold and his wife bought a bottle
of Chamberlin's Cough Remedy for it.
They were so much pleased that they
afterwards used several bottles at var
ious times. He said, from experience
with it, he regarded it as the most reli
able preparation in use for colds and that
it came the nearest being a specific of
any medicine he had ever seen. For
sale by Snipes & Kinersly.
The United Pretbyterian says : As a
working theory for every-day use, H.
W. Beecher's definition of election is
sufficiently exact ; "The elect are whoso-
over will, and the non-elect are whoso
ever won't, i
We hate to see girls throw kisses. The
average girl is such a thundering bad
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to E. BECK.)
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St., The Dalles, Or.,
The successful merchant is
the one who watches the mar
kets and buysto the best advan
The most prosperous family is
the one that takes advantage of
BROOKS & BEERS.
will sell you choice
Groceries and Provisions
OF ALL KINDS, AND
AT MORE BEA80NABLES RATES
THAN ANY OTHER PLACE
IN THE CITY.
REMEMBER we deliver all pur
chases without charge.
390 & 394 Second St.
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.
WA will nav tha aWa wtnrmut - r
17.' . X. nam nu any CflW OI
-ST ' nfc'n" cm:, neauuene, in
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
i 1 1 rn i i V W ' . t l . n - i .
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegetable, and never fall to give satisfac
tion. Sugar Coated. Large boxes containing 30
Pills, 25 cents. Beware of counterfeits and imi
tations. The genuine manufactured onlv bv
TtI,?t?N C- WFST COMPANY, CHICAGO,
BLAKELET A HOUGHTON,
175 Second St. The DaUei.Or.
Notice to Fuel Consume i
Have on hand a lot of .
Also a lot of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES t IWIESHY,
Wholesale and. Retail Driiists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
C E. BiYA&;D CO.,
Opera House Bloek,3d St.
Carpets and Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
W. E. GARRETSON,
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
Washington St. .
. ;, ' : '. ' : ' ' '
The Gate . City of the Inland Empire is situated at
the head of navigation on the Middle Columbia, and
is a thriving, prosperous city.
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 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 VINEYARD 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.
It is the richest city of
monev is Sf!a.t.t.eTfir1 mwr a
' v uoou iJ UCVCIU,
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 resources un
limited! And on these corner stones she stands.
rx W. EDWARDS,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Wall Papers, Decora-
tions, Artists' Materials, Oil Painting Clromos and Steel Engravings. -
Mouldings and Picture Frames, Cornice Poles
Etc., Paper Trimmed Free. .
Fioture Frames Made to Order.
276 and 278, Second Street. - The Dalles, Or.
Hats and Gaps, Boots and Shoes,
GSNTS FURNISHING GOODS.
FULL STOCK: STAPLE GOODS:
N. HARRIS. Corner Second and Court-st.
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System,
Used in cutting garments, and a fit
guaranteed each time.
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
FINE FARM TO RENT.
THE FARM KNOWN AS THE "MOORE
Farm" situated on Three Mile creek about
two and one-half miles from The Dalles, will be
leased for one or tnnrp vpars at a low rent to any
responsible tenant. This farm has upon it a
good dwelling house and necessary out build
ings, about two acres of orchard, about three
hundred acres under cultivation, a large portion
of the land will raise a good volunteer wheat
crop in 1891 with ordinarily favorable weather.
The farm is well watered. For terms and particu
lars enquire of Mrs. Sarah A. Moore or at the office
of Mays, Huntington & Wilson, The Dalles, Or.
biVKAn A. muukc, r.xecumx.
an extensive and rich agri-4
its size on the coast, and its J
- nrl ia Vioi-no- ncaJ A -rl
YOU NEED BUT ASK
Thb S. B. Headache and Livhr rimi? taken
according to directions will keep your Blood,
Liver and Kidnevs in good order.
The 8. B. Cough Cure for Colds, Coughs
and Croun. in connection with thA Hmduche
Cure, Is as near perfect as anything known.
The 8. B. Alpha Pain Cure for Internal and
external" use, in Neuralgia, Toothache, Cramp
Colic and Cholera Morbus, is unsurpassed. They
are well liked wherever known. Manufactured '
at Dufur, Oregon. For sale by all druggists.
WILL BE PAID FOR ANY INFORMATION
leading to the conviction of partiescutting
the ropes or in any way interfering with the
wires, poles or lampv of The Electric Light
Co. H. GLENN.