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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Foatofficeat The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
Governor 8. Peunover
retary of State O. W. McHride
asurer Phillip Metschan
pt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
Congressman B. Hermann
btute Printer Frank Baker
County Judge. C. N. Thornburv
Sheriff. 1). L. Cates
Clerk J. B. Crosse
Treasurer Ueo. Kuch
Commissioners I S.SSfd
Assessor .'.John E. Bnrnett
Surveyor . E. F. Sharp
Biipcnmenaeut 01 ruDiic scnoois. . . i roy neiiev
Coroner William Michell
WE MUST HAVE IT.
The Oregonian special dispatches from
Washington Thursday state that there
is no hope of Senator Dolph's bill pass
ing the house this session. Every per
son who has watched the management
of these bills in congress for the past
dozen years knew that it was useless to
hope that it would pass both branches
of congress. AVe are glad indeed that
this matter has been telegraphed 'here,
and that the Oregonian has seen fit to
give the dispatch prominent place, and
unmistakable head-lines. AVe confess
frankly, that our experience for the past
ten or twelve years was of a nature, as
to prevent us taking any stock in the
idea that Portland and the Oregonian
were in earnest in their seeming desire
to have the Columbia opened. We can
not doubt the big daily's sincerity longer.
Already the bill of Dolph's was begin
ning to make itself felt, and it would in
a week longer here killed the portage
railway bill beyond the hope of resurrec
tion. The reports from Salem Thursday
show this plainly.
The following clipped from yesterday's
Oregonian explains the situation : ,
"There will be an endeavor, which is
not likely to succeed, to draw party lines
on the question of portage railways, to
be built by the state or by Oregon and
Washington jointly. It is openly assert
ed by republicans, headed bv Mr.
Montgomery, that all this effort "to ge t
the state legislature to appropriate monev
for building portage railways is but a
democratic club with which to knock
down the work done by Oregon's repre
sentatives in congress in behalf of the
more important improvement, the build
ing of the boat railway by the general
"Governor Pennoyer is trying to use
this legislature as a catspaw to pull his
political chestnuts out ot the fire," said
one member this afternoon, "and we
don't propose that he shall do it."
A caucus of republican members of the
house has been called for to-morrow
morning at 9 o'clock, at which, the polit
ical aspect of the portage railway law,
will be throughly discussed, and repub
licans will be urged to vote down the
AVatkins resolution on the grounds that
its adoption, as well as the passage of
any measure for a portage railway to be
built by the state would injure the pros
pects for a federal appropriation. Never
theless many republican members have
expressed themselves in favor of build
ing a portage railway to afford immedi
ate relief to the farmers and shippers
of the Inland Empire and then redoub
ling their efforts to get an appropriation
from the general government for perman
ent improvements. This idea has
many supporters and it is not at all un
likely that enough republicans and
democrats will unite to carrv it through.
.Representatives from Clatsop and Col
umbia county, on the lower river will
help and the resolution will undoubt
It will be seen that the idea that con
gress was going to finish the work at
once, has already been taken hold of to
kill the portage road. The telegram
from Washington comes therefore oppor
tunely. The portage railroad bill is not
yet safe however, and unless it is backed
up more forcibly by Eastern Oregon than
it is at present, it is going to be killed in
the house. It will pass the senate all
right, but a fight will be made on it,
and we are afraid a bitter one in the
house. Eastern Oregon should awake
to the situation ; and every town should
send a delegation to Salem when the
bill gets into the house, to show the
unanimity of sentiment and determina
tion of the people on this subject. The
idea advanced by Montgomery, that it is
a political question, is all the veriest
bosh. It is entirely a matter of business
and affects the interest of every resident
of Eastern Oregon. The only question
of politics in it is that members of all
the parties will be disgusted with their
representatives if they fail to work
honestly and earnestly for the bill.
Salem wants $90,000 to put a dome on
the capitol, Eastern Oregon wants $60,
000 to aid in getting its products to the
sea, and the building of the portage road
will save enough money each year to the
Eastern Oregon producers to put a dome
on the state capitol and a large sized
head on Jay Gould's local interests
besides. We must have an outlet for
our surplus grain before we can make
any material pi-ogress, and the portage
road alone will give it to us.
Bicknell, the speaker of the house at
Carson City, Nevada, has instructed the
sergeant at arms to refrain from selling
liquor in the capitol building during the
session of the legislature. Truly, the
glory of Nevada has departed when a
custom that has been in existence ever
since James W. Nye and Senator Stewart
first opened a saloon in the building, can
be overthrown by a command from the
speaker. Time was when even Speaker
Reed could not have got a quorum of
the Nevada legislators without a jug in
the sergeant at arms' room. The state
is republican now. .
THE CONCITBKSNT RESOLUTION.
Fall Text of the Instrument Introduced
In the Senate by Mr. Wattling.
AVhereas, The Columbia river, the
largest river in the United States ex
cept two, is obstructed at . the - Cascades
and The Dalles, for a short distance
only, rendering navigation thereof im
possible at these points ; and
. Whereas, Said river is the dividing
line ltween two great commercial
states, the State of Washington and the
State of Oregon, for a distance of three
hundred miles ; and
Whereas, A large scope of productive
country in said states larger in area
than the states of Delaware, New Jersey,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont,
New Hampshire and Massahusetts
combined, is dependent upon a single
line of railroad to carry all of its vast
products to the seaboard and market;
Whereas, In consequence thereof the
inhabitants of such territory are now
and for a long time prior hereto have
been subject to extortionate freight
rates and cnarges ; and
Whereas, Such line of road is now
and has been for at least one year past
wholly unable to speedily carry or trans
port any considerable amount of the
products of said territory, even at the
rates charged ; and
AVhereas, In consequence thereof
large quantities of products raised in
such territory have been stacked up for
months along the line of said road for
hundreds of miles, exposed to the
elements, awaiting shipment and trans
portation ; and -'
Whereas, By reason thereof great loss
and damage has resulted to the produc
ers of said section and the development
of said states have been and are greatly
hindered and delayed thereby ; and
AVhereas, The locks at the Cascades
will evidently not be completed at the
present rate 'of progress for at least fif
teen or twenty years, and after they are
completed the obstructions in said river
at The Dalles will still remain ; and
AVhareas, It is possible to success
fully build and operate portage railways
around said obstructions, at no great ex
pense, and open up said river to naviga
tion for hundreds of miles into the
interior at once, to the great and inesti
mable advantage and benefit of both
states equally ; and
AVhereas, The Legislative Assembly
of the State of Washington is now also
in session, now therefore, be it
Resolved, By the Senate, the House
concurring ; That there be a joint com
mittee, composed of two Senators ap
pointed by the president of the senate
and three representatives appointed by
the Speaker of the House, to meet and
confer with a similar committee to be
appointed by the Legislative Assembly
of the State of AVashington, concerning
the feasibility, advisability, probability,
and propriety of the two States jointly
taking hold of and acting together in the
construction and operation of portage
railways around said obstructions in
said river. Said committee to report to
this Legislature at the earliest possible
moment the result of such conference;
and be it further
Resolved, That the Honorable, the
Legislative Assembly of the State of
Washington be, and it hereby is respect
fully and earnestly solicited, requested
and invited at as early a day as possible
to appoint a similar committee to confer
with said committee concerning the
matters and things above stated, and
for the purposes aforesaid. Such com
mittees to meet at such place or places
as they may agree upon. And be it
Resolved, That the Secretary of this
State be, and he hereby is requested to
at once prepare a copy of this resolution
and certify the same under his hand and
seal and transfer the same to the Legis
lative Assembly of the State of Washing
ton for their consideration.
THE AUSTRALIAN BALLOT.
There were three political parties in
the field last June and all of them were
pledged to the adoption of the Austral
ian system of balloting. Two of these
parties have representatives in the legis
lature. It would seem from this that
the bill could be passed without any
difficulty, but the indications are now
that it will not pass the senate unless it
is so fixed as to allow the Honorable
Joseph Simon to control the primaries
in Portland. We have the utmost re
spect for Mr. Simon's ability in the po
litical arena, but outside of that the re
spect for the individual is small. It is
time that the legislators assert their
manhood, and do those things thev
promised their constituents they would
do, even though is should interfere with
Mr. Simon's views and give him a rjoliti-.
cal shock that would make the smell of
burning flesh plainly perceptible. Every
member of the legislature regardless of
politics, was pledged to vote for the
Australian ballot system, and those who
fail or refuse to do so. should not be al
lowed to draw their pay, for when they
do they have obtained that money under
false pretenses, Politics cut no figure
in this proposition. Democrat and re
publican were alike pledged to it, and
the vote will show whether the people
or Joe Simon are to be considered in the
matter. The issue is plain, direct, sim
ple : and if it is decided that the wishea
of all the people of all the political par
ties in the state, be set aside to give
some politician a chance to maninulat.n
the Portland primaries, they will know
nereatter now much faith to put in polit
ical promises. -
THANKS' OF A GENTLEMAN.
Judge Calkins has Kind. Words' to Say
of his Well Wishers.
Olvmpia, Jan. 23. Judge Calkins is
still at the Hotel Olympia. The ap
pended card is published over his name
in an evening paper to-night :
To my Friends throughout the State: .'
I desire to extend to you my sincere
thankfulness for the manner "in which
you have advocated my election to the
senate of the United States. In an
especial manner I desire to thank you
for the way in which you stood by me
unswerved by calumny and abuse, and
in the midst of all modern appliances to
influence votes against me. . Your faith
fulness to my cause was a voluntary
tribute which places me under obliga
tions that can never be repaid. Your
manly and dignified campaign in pre
senting my claims to the members of the
legislature, and the people of AVashing
ton for the high office of the United
States senator excites in me the pro
foundest admiration. Although you
were not succesful in you efforts, I be
lieve the outcome will be beneficial to
the republican party of the senate.
Purer politics, the disappearance of
bossism and the independence of voters
throughout the state will hereafter assert
itself, and no longer will a little coterie
of self-constituted leaders be potential as
the voice of the republican party. You
will always be welcome to my home,
and you, and each of you, are especially
endeared to me personally.
A committee of five has been ap
pointed by the legislature to re-apportion
the state and divide it into two con
gressional districts. This committee
thinks it is too small and will ask that
four more members be added to it. The
number of legislators should be increased
slightly, and if a constitutional amend
ment comes a provision should be made
by whichrevery county . would have at
least one member.
The Board of Trade has some matters
under consideration that cannot yet be
made public, but we imagine that one
of them is the steamboat matter. To
day was the day fixed for the farmers'
meetings through the conuty, and when
the result of their action is known,
something definite will be done.
The firm existing under the firm
name ot Jirooks & .Beers is this dav 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 pay all
iiaDiiities ana collect ail aeots.
Samuel L. Brooks.
G. F. Beebs.
January 1, 1891.
Having retired from the above firm,
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.
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to E. BECK.) '
SIIiVEHWflflE, :-: ETC
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St., The Dalles, Or.
The successful merchant !s
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 yon choice
Groceries and Provisions
OF ALL KINDS, AND
AT MORE KKASONABLES RATES
THAN ANY OTHER PLACE
IN THE CITIl.
REMEMBER we deliver all pur
chases without charge.
390 AND 394 SECOND STREET.
jT ' iSk.
Jam la A VAAJsaU
Notice to FNjel Coneumei
Have on hand a lot of ,
Also a lot of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES St IIHtSIiV,
Wholesale anJ Retail Dniiists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
(J. E. BiD CO.,
Opeira House filoek,3d St.
Oarpets awl Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
W. E. GARRETSON,
SOLE AGENT FOR THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Je-welry 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 Grate City of the Inland Empire is situated at
the head of navisration on
is a thriving, prosperous
It is the supply city for an extensive and rich agri
cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching as
far south 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 their products.
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, OUPaMnp, Qromosani Steel Eiif ravings.
Mouldings and Picture Frames, Cornice Poles
Etc., Paper Trimmed Free.
3Eoixxre Frames AXade to Order.
276 and 278, Second Street. - - - The Dalles, Or.
C L OT HI N G ,
Hats and Gaps, Boots and Shoes,
GGNTS FURNISHING GOODS.
FULL STOCK: STAPLE GOODS:
K.I 1 A -!- lt 1 1 i i
in. nAriruo. corner oecona ana uoun-si.
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 moreyears at a low rent to any
responsible tenant. This farm has upon it a
frood 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 the office
of Mays, Huntington & Wilson, The Dalles, Or.
SARAH A. MOORE, Executrix.
thft TvTirirno -r.-K4
a distance of over tteo
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The 8. B. Cough Cobb for Colds, Cof
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The 8. B. ALPHA Pain Citric for internal and
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are well liked wherever known. Manufactured
at Duf ur, Oregon. For sale by all druggist.
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 lam pa of The Electric Lisht
Co. -. . H. GLENN.
" .- Manager