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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postofnee at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
STATE OFFICIALS. . "
Governor S. Pennoyer
retary of State G. W. McBrlde
asurer Phillip Metschan
pt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
o. (J. N. Dolph
Senators (J. H. Mitchell
Congressman B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
County Judge C. N. Thornbury
Sheriff. 1. L. Cates
Clerk J. B. Crossen
Treasurer Geo. Ruch
Commissioners I FranknclTd
Assessor John E. Barnett
Surveyor -. E. F. Sharp
superintendent of Public schools". . .Troy fcneuey
Coroner William Michell
THE DAY HAS DAWNED.
It is not difficult to predict the effect
of opening the forfeited railroad lands
to settlement. Eastern Oregon has for
years been under the ban of thfa unholy
grant, and she will spring forward, now
that her shackles have been removed
and take her proper place in the van of
the race. A strip forty miles wide south
of the Columbia has been so hampered
that only the even sections were open to
settlement. These even sections bear
the entire burden of taxation (other
than personal property; and in conse
quence the tax rate of Eastern Oregon
has been generally high, and its assessed
valuation law. The even sections have
built the roads, the churches the school
houses, have supported the county, the
school and road districts alone. All this
will be changed, and the assessment roll
will be largely increased, with a corres
ponding reduction in the tax rate. Per
sons who have heretofore had but a
squatter's title to the lands they occu
pied, will now own it in fee -simple. It
is certain also that immigration will be
largely increased, and that large areas of
heretofore wild land will be brought under
cultivation. Besides this the securing
title will place those living on their
lands in a condition to raise money to
make improvements, a thing they could
not do without the title. The future of
Eastern Oregon has a very roseate tinge
to-day, and The Dalles has received a
stimulant that will place her far in ad
vance of any city east of the Cascades.
Tor us the period of depression will
vanish in the spring never to return,
and The Dalles will have such a growth,
and such a season of prosperity as she
nas not Known tor years.
With an abundance of money, a very
low stage of water and a remarkably
favorable season, but little is being done
towards completing the canal and locks
at the Cascades. Why the work is
neglected and the money allowed to lie
unused those in charge may be able to
tell but no other person can. From fifty
to sixty men are employed in all, of
whom four are engaged iri laying stone
in the locks, and about twenty dancing
attendance oh them. The balance of
the men are engaged in querrying stone
along the river, and in miscllaneous
work. Our Board of Trade should send
a coinmitteee there to see just whaf is
being done, and the legislature will do
well to send a committee to examine
into the matter and submit a memorial
to congress. The work will never be
finished by the war department, and an
examination of it now will give the leg
islature some facts on which to base a
memorial. Four hundred thousand dol
lars to be expended, and four men at
work, is a commentary more forcible
Something should he done towards
making the preliminary survey for a
raiiroaa irom here to the Fossil coal
fields. We understand a proposition
has been made to make this survey for
the sum of $1000. This would
profile map, and would demonstrate
. whether or not the road could be built,
and also its probable cost. With these
matters settled favorably, there would
oe but little difficulty experienced in
getting capital to build the road. For
this reason we should raise the money
and have the survey made. It is stated
on good authority that the Fossil coal
(the best in Oregon) can be laid down
here when this road is built for $3.50
per ton. This coal should find a market
here, since with the openine; of the
locks, or the completion of the portage
. railroad, it could reach the markets of
the coast without being under the thumb
of the Union Pacific. With cheap fuel
ana an open river, The Dalles will be
the greatest manufacturing citv in the
state, as it is bound to be the greatest
commercial city except Portland. It has
the finest location, and ' is bound to
The Capitol Journal says the present
railroad commission has not yet made
its report, and advises that it be not
critisised until its report is made. This
is all right but the public would like to
know whether the commission is loaded
heavy enough to make a report.
The first bill to pass either in the sen
ate or house was the Bull Run water
bill. It passed the senate Tuesday
without opposition, will probably pass
the house the same way and being
shorn of the feature objectionable to the
governor, the now taxable clause will be
signed by the governor.
A fast man, like a fast horse, is alway
trying to lower ilia recuru.
EEVIEW OF THE LOCAL MAEKET.
Business transactions are of usual note
in mercantile lines. In financial mat
ters, there seems to be a little more
stringency noticed during the past week
than formerlv. ' The inquiry in some
directions for money on loan has indi
cated a slight evidence of pressure,
though, with few exceptions, the de
mand has been met without much diffi
culty. The increased stringency experi
enced in the east in the past season, is
being felt on this coast, more or less,'
and in a measure has had a tendency to
caution our brokers and put a check on
promiscuous loans, even oil fair to good
The receipts of all kinds ' of produce
has been very light for the past week.
Shipments west have been rather small.
Some 250 tons of wheat has been shipped
by rail. There is a large amount on
storage still in first hands, with very
small offerings to buyers, holders wait
ing for better prices which they hope to
get in the near future. It is question
able whether their anticipation will be
realized. The limited tonnage on im
mediate arrival and in port, has a strong
tendency to hold prices at quotations
European markets are lower and conse
quently are less active and futures are
Real Estate. There has been no
perceptible change in the real estate
market since last report. A number of
transfers are reported from in and about
Hood River, and about the usual num
ber in The Dalles and vicinity. Prices
remain firm and dealers hope to see
more activity as spring comes on.
Chicago markets, as well as New York,
closed lower for May delivery. .874 for
the former and 103 for the latter.
Portland's quotation is valley 1.22)4
1.25; Eastern Oregon, 1.12gl.l5 per
Dalles market quotes .55 for No. 1 ; .54
for No. 2.
Oats The oat market is inactive and
a slight decline is noticed. We quote,
extra clean $1.50 per cental and inferior
$1.351.40 per cental.
Barley There is nothing doing in
barley. There is none offering. Quote
prime brewing $1.051.10, feed $1.00
1 .05 per cental, sacked.
Millstuffs The supply is quite suffi
cient for the demand. We quote bran
and shorts $20.00 per ton. Shorts and
middlings $22.50$24.00 per ton.
Hav The hay market shows a decline
and want of firmness, owing to the con
tinued warm weather, which has checked
the usual demand. Quote, timothy,
$17.00 per ton, wheat hay in compressed
bales $13.00, loose baled at $12.00 per ton,
Oat hay dull sale at $11.0012.00. Al
fal fa market is without change in former
Potatoes Are in moderate supply and
show a slight advance, quote extra fine
$1.00, common 0.90 per 1001b.
Butter The market for gilt edge and
choice shows an advantage for the seller.
Quote A 1 0.70,- good 0.65, brine 0.40
0.45, common 0.300.3o per roll.
Eggs The market is weak with a
downward tendency. Quote 0.150.18
Poultry The poultry market has im
proved since our last quotation, and an
advance is noticed as there is a scarcity
in supply. We quote good average fowls
$3.50 per dozen common $3.00 per dozen.
Turkeys 0.12 perfc. Geese H).90$1.25
eachv Ducks 0.350.40 each.
Wool The market shows no move
ment or change in the quotations. East
em Oregon 0.14J0.16. . '
Hides Prime dry hides are quoted at
0.040.05 per pound. Culls 0.02
0.03. Green 0.02. Salt 0.03. Sheep
pens extra u.fo(au.o, ordinary 0.40
0.60 each. Bearskins, No. 1 $8.00
Beef Beef on foot clean and prime
u.uz, ordinary u.iks.
Mutton Wethers, extra choice $3.50,
common $2.75$3.00 per head.
Hogs Live ' heavy, 0.04. Medium
weight 0.03?. dressed 0.0400.05.
Lard oft 0.10S ; lOfi. O.lOJi'; 40K 0.09
Metcalf of the Washington legislature
who made the charge of bribery against
Clark the agent of Judge Calkins, is be
ginning to discover that he has made a
long-eared mule of himself. Before the
investigating committee, it is simply
question of veracity between himself
and Clark and but one verdict can be
reached and that is that the 'charge is
"not proven." We do not pretend to
go into the merits of the case, but Mr,
Metcalf will find that many Washing
ton people will hold the opinion that it
was Squires' $500 instead of Calkin's
that he presented to the speaker of the
house. John J. Ingalls was elected to
the senate by a move like Metcalf's, but
that was original, Metcalf's a remark
ably poor water-color copy. .
The United States senate as well as the
house are conducting their business
under Marquis of Queensbury rules. ' It
really a pity that the gloves are stuffed
witn nothing more solid than wind, and
that none of the political bruisers can
knock out their opponents. The 4th ol
March will knock out some of them but
only to give place to a fresh gang.
The Walla Walla Journal prints
story about a horse raised near Spokane
Falls and at present owned in St. Paul
having a picture of Spokane Falls photo
graphed in his eye, The horse is not
the only dumb animal that had Spokane
Falls in his eye that has only a photo
graph left as a gentle reminder of the
Senator Watkins had his bill "Pertain
ing to the care of the dead,-" referred 'to
the committee on elections.1 Evidently
our senator had in mind the Oregon
elections,' and the need of the democratic
candidates for better care suggested the
appropriateness of the reference.
There is a Difference.
At the club the'other nicht a Errotin of
western men were telling - anecdotes of
frontier life. Here is one that strack me
as being particularly good. Those who
have been in the ".ear W est and have
lived on the frontier will appreciate 'it,
I dare say. In the course of the Indian
war of 1882, it seems, Gen. Sherman paid
a visit to Camp Apache, in Arizona.
While there, a huge redeksn, who was
captain of the scouts, followed the gen
eral wherever he went, and frequently
begged as a present one of the small can
nons standing on the parade ground.
Finally the general impatiently turned
to the Indian, exclaiming.
"What do you want with the cannon,
anyway? Do you want to kill my sold
iers with it?"
"No," replied the Indian in his gut
teral voice ; "want to kill cowboys with
it. 'Kill soldiers with a club.'" New
For the first time in its history the
United States has sent a fleet of iron
clads into European waters. They will
serve as a gentle reminder to the crown
ed heads that the time when Uncle Sam
has corns to be tread upon is rapidly
coming to an end.
Mrs. Dorber. "There, Henry, I have
finished painting the vace. Now, if I
only knew where I could fire it." Mr.
Dorber "What's the matter with the
ash-barrel?" Boston Transcript.
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
tage. The most prosperous family is
the one that takes advantage of
BROOKS & BEERS.
will sell yon choice
Groceries and Provisions
- OF ALL KINDS, AND
AT MOKB KEAHONABLES RATES
, THAN ANY OTHER PLACE
IN THE CITY.
REMEMBER we deliver all pur
chases without charge.
390 & 394 Second St
Front Street Gigar 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.
We will pay the above reward for any case of
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Bick Headache, In
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
cure with West's vegetable Liver Fills, when the
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegetable, and never fail to give satisfac
tion. Sugar Coated.- Large boxes containing SO
Pills, 25 cents. Beware of counterfeits and imi
tations. The genuine manufactured only by
THE JOHN C. WFST COMPANY, CHICAGO,
, BLAKELEY A HOUGHTON,
Prescription Druggists, "
175 Second St. The Dalles, Or.
11 AM. A. WUMH
Notice to Fuel Consumers
Have on hand a lot of
Also a lot of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES fit IfiEHSLxV,
Wholesale and. Retail Dniiists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
(J. E. BiYAD CO.,
Opera House Block, 3d St.
Carpets and FumllurB,
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
L :-.-.'tT; miir
nil ! TTl T
The Gate City of the Inland Empire is situated at
the head of navieration on
is a thriving, prosperous
' ITS TERRITORY.
It is the supply city for an extensive and rich agr
cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching as
iar soutn as Summer Lake,
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
It is the richest city of its size on the coast, and its
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 resources un
limited! And on these corner stones she stands.
D. W. EDWARDS,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Wall Papers, Decora
tions, Artists' Materials, OflPaMiis, ClromosanJ Steel Eirayiiip.
Mouldings and Picture Frames, Cornice Poles
Etc., Paper Trimmed Free. .
Picture Framoa AXado to Order.
276 and 278, Second Street. - - - The Dalles, Or.
CLOT HI N G ,
Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,
GGNTS FURNISHING GOODS.
FULL STOCK: STAPLE GOODS:
ix. nrvnnioi vi nci ucvuuu auu vsuui i-ju
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 more years at a low rent to any
responsible tenant. This farm has upon it a
?:ood dwelling house and necessary out build
ngs, 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 theomce
of Mays, Huntington & Wilson, The Dalles, Or.
SARAH A. MOORE, Executrix.
A T T T7IOI
the Mirlrllfl rvvin-mKia a-nt
a distance of over two
YOU NEED BUT
The S. B. Headache and Lives Cubs taken
according to directions will keep your Blood,
Ldver ana Kidneys in gooa oraer.
auu viVUJtf 11 vuuuw;fcxuu niui hi v. -. -
Cure, is as near perfect as anything known. 4
The 8. B. Alpha Pain Core for internal and
external: use, in Neuralgia, Toothache, Cramp
Colic and Cholera Morbus, is unsurpassed. They
are well liked wherever known. Manufactured
at Duf ur, Oregon. For sale by all druggists.
WILL BE PAID FOR ANY INFORMATION
leading to the conviction of parties cutting
the ropes or in any way interfering with the
wires, poles or lamps of The Electbic Lioht
CO. H. GLENN.