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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Poatofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
a second-class matter.
Governor s. Pennover
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Treasurer Phillip Metschan
oupu oi l UDiic iii.sinio.ion is. . McKiroy
o (J. N. Dulnh
J- H. Mitchell
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State Printer.' ... ...... . . .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.Frank Baker
County Judge... C. N. Thornbiiry
Sheriff l). i. cates
Clerk J. B. CroHsen
-.treasurer Geo. Ruch
Commissioners V A: L!ve""
it rank Kincuid
- .jtiiiii jurut;i.
Surveyor K. F. Sharp
ouiitrriuieiiuciii oi ruuuc acooois. . . itov nneuev
Coroner William Michell
AT THE LOCKS YESTERDAY.
The.freight train leaving here ut 8 : 10
Sunday morning had a coach attached
which was well filled by the leading,
wide-awake business men of this citv
who went to the Cascade Locks to meet
the committee from the legislature which
examined the work that day. Arriving
at the Locks about 10:30, the party
separated, seeking shelter from the rain.
.which, though light, was driven by the
wind, and was a legular "searcher."
The legislative committee arrived about
1 1 : o0, Major Handbury by invitation
accompanying it. Mr. Hamilton, being
on crutches was unable to accompany
the others in the examination of the work.
lne balance of the committee accom
panied Major Handbury to the engin
eer's office where the plans were shown
n explained. The committee g;we the
matter carerul attention and took a
deep interest in their examination.
ATler explaining the map thoroughly,
the Major callod for The Dulles Chrox
Jc .k man, saj iog that he had read ci-Iti-
isms of the work in that paper (which
by the way, snows that the Major is a
ui:m of feood judgment and knows a
good thing when he sees it) and invited
him to "ask any questions he pleased."
Our reporter went slight o the heart
of the mai ier pod asked : "Major, with
8uffiieut means made available for com
ple. :Lg the wo k, a.id the most favor
able wejihe;-, how long wi'l it lake io
co-npleie the looks so that boats can
pjss through?" The answer was,
"Three yea is." The next question was:
''W.i h appropi ia. Ions made in the usual
mauler and vii,h average seasons, bow
Jo.)g vll iUai;e?" Answer, "Aniadefi
m.e nme." The reporter then s.iid.
"Major, there is much complaint about
lhep ese.it work, that but three men
are empJoyed in "living stone, and
that no proper effort 'is beinar mane
to hps.ea the wovk and use the appro
priation, what are the facts in the case?
The Major then pixx-eeded to explain
that 190 men were employed, that four
were laying stone, and that these would
lay as much as thirty could cut. That
the money was being spent at the rate
of from thirtv to forty thousand dollars
- a month, and that the work was in such
a condition that a larger force of men
could not be employed economically.
That $1,600,000 more would be required
to complete the work, that the work
a'rei'dy done was substantial and would
not have to be removed or repaired, that
the incline commonly reported to have
cost $.30,000 actually cost $o000, and that
the present appropriation would be ex
hausted by November. Ai'ler this the
entire pa -ty proceeded to the canal, go
ing down the famous incline and exam
ining the work. There can be no doubt
but that the work is being done in a sub
stantial manner, as the huge blocks of
gramie and basalt show. Everything
seems to he -convenient! v arraned for
speedy and economical work,and the only
iauit mat could be lound was with the
apparently insufiicient number of men
employed, as it is certainly possible to
end v oik both for more stone cutters
and masons. As the appropriation will
ue exhausted by Aovember, however,
this makes no material difference. The
committee left'for Portland about 2
o'clock pleased with their trip, and we
ueueveiuny convinced of the pressing
jieeus oi .eastern Oregon, and the neces
sity of this portage railroad. The Dalles
delegation 8tarted.hoine shortly after, ar
riving here about 5 o'clock. Messrs.
Macallister, Mays and several others
went on to Portland with the commit-'
estimated that the wheat crop of the
Inland Empire will not be less than 12.
000,000 bushels any year, and it is con
ceded that lack of transportation facili
ties keeps the price of wheat down from
five to ten cents a bushel, according to
location. Taking the lesser figure as a
basis for calculation and we find that five
cents a bushel on 12,000,000 bushels
amounts to $600,000. This amount is
lost to the farmers each year from this
fact alone, or an amount each month
nearly equal to the entire cost of the pro
posed portage road. Our legislators
while elected from the counties are to
look after the interests of the state. One
half of the entire state of Oregon is
handicapped,, and asks that it be given a
chance to live and grow. The members
of the legislature will not have performed
their duty if the cry of Eastern Oregon
is passed by unheeded.
THE PORTAGE KATLWAV.
WE ASK NOT CHARITY,
Major Handbury's statement yesterday
concerning the time required to complete
me iocks is conclusive. He is certainly
a competent engineer, has the work well
in hand, estimates for the work made,
nas naa several years experience with
this work, understands the weather, the
water, and all the conditions under
which the work must be prosecuted.
He says in so many words, that it will
take three years under the most favora
ble circumstances to complete the work,
and nndfr nrpaonl rrhn1l;na . : .i
x wuuibiuiia tin mueii-
nite time. This is just what we want
the legislature to understand, that even
though the government should set apart
ine money now to complete the locks it
would be three years before, the work
could be completed. The money has not
been appropriated, nor will it be in a
lump sum for this work. It is a reason
able estimate therefore taking Major
Handbury's figures for it, that the locks
will not be completed in less than ten
years, and this time will probably be
extended to fifteen years. It has been
The Bill as Introduced by Senator Wat
kins for the Construction of the Same.
A Bill, for an act. in AiithnvivA and
empower the governor, secretary of state
and state treasurer of the state of Ore
gon, and their successors in office, for,
on, and in the name and behalf of the
state of Oregon, to build, construct, oper
ate and maintain a portage railway be
tween the highest and lowest points of
the navagable waters of the Columbia
river at the Cascades, in Oregon, and be
tween the highest and lowest points of
the IlRVRCii lilt, n-ntpra ri fi,-.l.-,..KJ..
river between The Dalles and Celillo, in
Oregon, and to build and construct all
necessary switches and approaches
thereto, and to eonin. run. nnornta onH
perpetually maintain the same, and to
sue for and condemn private property
for all necessary purposes in any way
connected t rirAu-itVi a rwl .V. n .... ,i
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collect freights and fares thereon, and to
appropriate money tnerelor.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly
vj me oiute vj uregon:
ejection l. l hat the governor, secre
t II r V Ot tMt( ilnd etnto ttJu an va.. ( 1.
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state of Orecrm nnr. Thoir aiii.aaa.a :
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office be, and they hereby are constituted
"viv ui itigc uuinuiiesiunerB, WHO.
full power and authority to do and per
form all thfi Si Of ft rtiwi tliincra Viorait.off aw.
mentioned, for, in, and on behalf of said
state, ana in its name, to-wit :
First. To build, con sir net. mn snnin
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between the highest and lowest points of
the navigable waters of the Columbia
river, at the Cascades, in Oregon ; and
also between the highest and lowest
points of the navigable waters of said
nvcr iwiweea ine uanes ana Uelilo.
in Oregon, as in their judgment
shall ne snflfioiont in maa
demands of transportation at those
points ; provided, that said board shall
have the right to determine which rail
way snau De nrst built.
becond. To build and construct all
necessary wharves, switches and an
proaches to the same ; to purchase and
provide said roads with all necessary
engines and rolling stock, and to pur
chase an neeaiuf , convenient and neces-
iw j Bujipnea lor me successiui construe
tion, operation and maintenance of the
Third. For and on behalf of the state,
and in its name, to purchase all neces
sary land or rights of way, and for and
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to condemn lw u!t ,r w.t ; nii
v-' v. uvbivu an lictco-
sary or needful lands or rights of way in
the same manner as is provided by the
laws of this state for the condemnation
oi ianas ana rigiits ot wav by other cor
porations for public use.
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xourtn. 10 empioy an such aid as
may lie necessary to build, construct
operate or maintain the same.
Fifth. To do and perform all other
acts necessary or expedient for the sue
cessful construction, operation or main
tenance of said ropds.
Section 2. Said board shall commence
10 inula, construct, run, operate and
maintain said roads as soon as there are
anv available funds nnHpr thu T,.;
Section R fiaiA lmaivl : :
... . uuuiu vi wii 1 1 1 iiapion
ers, lor the purpose ot reimbursing the
State, ana for th nnvnnao rvf
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oneratiner and niflini iriino- aoul .wj.
o ctv& a vaun.
are hereoy authorized and empowered
to charere and collect frAiorVifa onri frn
on said roads, to be fixed and adjusted
uy nie uoara ; proviaea, that all property
' 1" iBuiieru, or troops, ueionging to, or
under the control of the state of Oregon
snau De transported over said road free
Section 4. It shall be the dutv of said
board to keep suitable books in which
shall be entered a correct statement of
an ireights and passengers transported
over said roads, or either of them of nil
moneys paid out, to whom paid and for
"UM puipuae ; oi an moneys received
and from what source ; of all property
owned hv t -n nfota l. . :
aforesaid, and such books shall at all
reasonable hours be open to the inspec
tion of any peneon.
Section h. Ttfifnr! dnir -amk
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ployed by said board shall enter upon
iT v"av;llilI6c 01 aay auty wnerein or
wiiereuy ne snau nave the custody or
candling of any inonev. he shall Ta dnW
sworn, and execute a bond to the state
pi uregon, to be approved by said board,
in any sum not less than two thousand
dollars. condit.ionH to tha nflVint V... u
will faithfully and honestly discharge
wic uuuca oi nia irusi, ana account tor
and nav over all mnnpv rpipiinul Ktt v.;m
r . . -' - - . v j Him,
or coming into his rjosaession or mnil
Section 6. It shall be the duty of said
board to report to the legislative assem
bly of this state biennially everything
done or performed bv them under this
Section 7. The freights and fares
charged and collected by said board
shall be used in running, operating and
maintaining said roads, and the surplus
shall be paid into the state treasury.
Section 8. That there be and is hereby
appropriated out of the general fund of
the state of Oregon the sum of sixty
thOllfland dollars fmm anir .nn . i: .
- iviu Mujr xuvucja not
otherwise appropriated, for the uses and
purposes aforesaid, and the secretary of
state be, and he hereby is, authorized to
draw his warrant or warrants upon the
state treasurer for said sum, or any part
thereof, when directed to do so by the
Section 9. Inasmuch an th
necessity for Baid Dortaee
mediatelv. thin hill eKoii Kq. i
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and effect from and after its passage,
Paner is madn mnoiliy
. . uwm wodlc ma
terials,' and is enters into the
Complexion o the BUI In Con-
Kress. .. " ' -r'
Washington, Jan. 24. The Oregon
delegation to-day received a communi
cation from William Armstrong, a mem
ber of of the legislature, asking them to
suggest to the legislature what course it
should take in reference to the improve
ment at The Dalles. The letter stated
that this request was made at the sug
gestion of the legislature. The delega
tion, after consultation, agreed that each
man should write his own individual
views. Senators Dolph and Mitchell,
being in entire accord, have mailed their
opiaion, which is as follows:
"In our opinion there is no chance for
the passage of a boat railwav bill in the
house so amended as to provide for a
portage railroad. We do not think con
gress will enter upon construction of
portage railroads. We do not think a
portage road would be an adequate or
satisfactory relief to commerce, even
could congressional aid be secured for
such a road. The commencement of a
boat railway, or of a canal and locks, or
any omer permanent and adequate ini
p overoent, would be indefinitely post
poned. We believe that at the next
session we will be able either to secure
an appropriation in a separate bill of an
amount sufficient to construct and com
p'ete a boat railway, or otherwise secure
and narbor bill to make a substantial
commencement of the work of a boat
ra-lway. VVe have exerted and shall
continue to exert our best energies, in
connection with efforts for appropria-
i.iuiib iur omer river and harbor im
provements in different sections of
our slate io secure an appropriation for
an adequate and permanent imprdvement
ui. xue mues oiuie Columbia. We be
Veve after a thorough investigation that
the boat railwav in nndoi' oil f
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cumstances, the proper permanent im
provement. We shall feel instructed,
however, in the matter by any resolution
psssed by the legislature on the subject,
and do not feel at liberty, as the deleg
ation is divided in opinion, to make any
recommendation as to what the legis
lature in our opinion ought to do, further
than may be indicated bv the foregoing.
Should, however, the legislature adopt
a resolution, favoring a portage road,
the contingency ought to be provided
for in the event of the house refusing to
consider the pending bill, or should con
gress refuse an appropriation for a por
tage road, that the delegation will not
feel instrucled at another session from
attempting to secure an appropriation
foi" a boat railway, both by a separate
b'U and by an appropriation in the
river and harbor bill."
Notice to Fuel Consumers
Have on hand a lot of
Also a lot of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets.
The natural npcn innlutlnTi s
a great deal more rapid than the average
person imagines. The legal rate of in
terest in New York state is 6 per cent,
per annum.- If SslO.000 trpre t at a no,.
cent, interest, and if the interest ww
compounded semi-annuAlly, the accum
ulation at the end of twenty-five years
would be $43,800. Many of the fortunes
in America are the result of investments
in lands and ntfrrvriwa Tim swwnm.
. j - .....i. aiiw wumiv
is growing very rapidly, and the increase
in the value of land keeps pace with the
growm. Mew York World.
SNIPES fit IWlEfJSliY,
Wholesale ani Retail Dmiists.
Fine Imported, Key West and-Domestic
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to E. BECK.)
Watches, Clocks and Jewel rv
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St., The Dalles, Or.
nr i f
i no suucessiu merchant i
the one who watches the mar
kets and buysto the bestadvan
the one that takes advantage of
of a thousand things, from
wrapper to a car wheel
BROOKS & BEERS.
will sell yon choice
Groceries and Provisions
OF ALL KINDS, AND
AT KOBE BEASOKABI.ES RATES
THAN ANY OTHER PLACE
IN THE CITY.
REMEMBER we deliver
chases without charge.
390 AND 394 SECOND STREET.
E. BipJD (JO.,
Opera House Sloek,3d St.
Carpets anil Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
W. E. GARRETSON.
SOLE AGENT FOR THE "
L.-ifefe53a-.fSa c .
All Watch Work Warranted.
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 navigation on the Middle Columbia, and
is a thriving, prosperous city.
' ITS TERRITORY.
It is the supply city for an extensive and rich agri
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 rounds bmno.
shipped this year. 1
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, near
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,
muiB ruling country than is tributary to anv other
city in Eastern Oregon.
Its situation is unsurpassed! Its climate delight
ful! Its DOSSibilities innnln-nla VkloT Tc
- j. to x u. ucs un
limited! And on these corner strings hVio ctoo
r J miUO.
D. W. EDWARDS,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Wall Papers, Decora
tions, Artists Materials, Oil Paintings, Ckruos ani Steel Enira w.
Mouldings and Picture Frames, Cornice Poles
Etc., Paper Trimmed Free.
Fiotxiro Frames 3VXa,cJo to Order.
276 and 278, Second Street. - - - The Dalles Or
Hats and Gaps, Boots and Shoes,
C9NTS FURBISHING GOODS.
Jb UJUL STUUJv: STAl'LE GOODS:
N.HARRIS. Corner Second anH nriiKc
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Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System,
TTflfHi in Oil f finer o-a-rmona - n a
guaranteed each time.
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
YOU NEED BUT ASK
FINE FARM TO RENT.
wwnwwu mree mite creeit bduui
two and one-haU miles from The DaUes, will be
A t arm
leased for one or more years at a low rent to any
ropuiisiDie tenant. This farm has upon it a
good dwelling house and necessary out build
ings, about two acres of orchard, about three
nnnnrpH aim. .1 i i .. l .. i
ot the land will raise a good volunteer wheat
crop In with ordinarily favorable weather.
The farm is well watered. For terms and particu-
of Mays, Huntington & Wilson, The Dalles, Or.
Giuiu A unnDC f
TlTR S R TTRArtAPTtR Aicn T.Tvvn n.,n
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according to directions will keep your Blood.
Liver and Kidneys in good order.
The S. B. Cough Cure for Colds, ConghsN
and Croup, in connection with the HedachL
Cure, is as near perfect as anything known.
Twk ft R li.pui U . i .r c .. c - i -. i ...A
external' use, in Neuralgia, Toothache, Cramp
uiie aim tnoiera siorous, is unsurpassed. Tney
are well likpii vhnnwo, . ,. r..r.. i-.wi
at Dui ur, Oregon. For sale by- ail druggist.
WILL BE PAID FOB ANY INFORMATION
leading to the conviction of parties cutting
the ropes or In any way interfering with the
wires, poles or lamps of The Electric Light
Co. , . H.GLENN.