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About The Dalles daily chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1948 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 27, 1891)
The Dalles My Chronicle.
Entered at the Postofnce at The Dalles, Oregon,
an second-class matter.
Governor ; s. Pennoyer
Secretary of State G. W. McBride
Treasurer Phillip Metschan
Supt. of lublic Instruction E. B. McElroy
Congressman B. Hermann
Stute Printer Frank Baker
Connty Judge C. N. Thornburv
8herift' D. J Cutes
Clerk ...J. B. Crossen
Treasurer Ceo. Kuch
Assessor. John E. Burnett
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Buerinteiident of Public Schools ... Trov Shelley
Coroner William Micheil
AX EXERGETIC WAIT.
A mild mannered old icthyosaurus
writing from Columbia county to the
Oregonian concerning the opening of the
Columbia says :
So, while times are propitious, let us
wait on the pleasure of the general gov
ernment for a liberal appropriation.
Work ' in harmony, and the work will
soon be done and enterprise vindicated.
Here is a case in point, an exponent
of negative energy. The cheerful old
jelly-fish wants us to "work together in
waiting on the pleasure of the general
government, and our enterprise will be
vindicated." An energetic and enter
prising "wait," deserves a place in a
dime museum as the rara avis of latent
force. There is a suggestion of wisdom
however in the remark that the "time is
propitious" for waiting, as no doubt it
is. If we should all make a good long,
strong, energetic and enterprising "wait"
until something was accomplished, our
enterprise would be vindicated in the
remote henceness of a misty and there
fore natural future.
The Washington legislature has
appointed a committee to examine the
books and accounts of the state officers
A. telegram tersely announces that "some
persons suspect that they have good
grounds for suspicion that there is some
thing wrong somewhere," and adds that
the secretary of state is charged with
collecting illegal fees, and then not turn'
ing them over. Truly Washington is an
infant state, but with the gall of a bunco
The Minneapolis Journal thus gallantly
repels a slander against the chief execu
tive of a sister state: "The -story that
the governor of Missouri eats pie with a
knife is a base canard. He hails from
St. Louis, and in that city etiquette de
mands that the eater grasp the pie gently
but firmly with both hands, extending
each thumb and index finger along the
periphery to guard against breaks, and
supporting the under crust with the re
maining fingers. The pie is then elevated
to the mouth and nature does the rest."
A telegram was received by the register
of the land office last night instruct
ing him to receive no more filings on
forfeited railroad lands until he received
. specific instructions from the commis
aioner 01 ine uenerai -Land umce. It is
hard to understand why instructions
should be sent out to allow filings and
then as soon as the settlers learned of it,
and came to the office to file, counter-
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liiuiiu me oraer. i ne local omcers are
of course powerless to do anything ex
cept their duty which is to "obey orders"
but it does look as though the heads of
the departments were not always thor
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ugu uuHinesH men. mere is no use
making a kick or indulging in complaint,
since it does not mend matters, but
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tin-re m numing mat we Know ot pre
venting the tired settlers who has waited
in some cases twelve years to get title
to his home, and who is again disap
pointed, from doing as much thinking as
he wants to. The delay will in our opin
ion be short, but it should not have oc
cured at all.
A telegram to the Chronicle last night
received too late for publication an
nounced that Governor Pennoyer had in
a message to the legislature strongly
recommended the passage of the portage
railroad bill. The governor is designated
as a demagogue, and familiarly called a
crank, yet his stock is going up, and he
is getting there with both feet, and he
gets off right foot foremost too. We
never look a gift horse in the mouth, and
consequently care not what object the
governor has, we realize and appreciate
the effect. Politics have taken a queer
turn in Eastern Oregon in the past
month, and party lines have been pretty
well abolished. The Eastern Oregon
citizen recognizes but two parties, the
one that is willing to show its sympathy
and lend itB aid to Eastern Oregon ; and
the one that is not, and they will vote
next year, as the other fellows shoot.
We wish to impress on the minds of
those who have made improvements on
railroad lands now forfeited, that they
only have the prior right to file on or
purchase said lands for a period of six
month from the passage of the act. The
act was passed September 29, 1890,
hence the time in which this prio '.ty
right to file exists will expire Marc , 29,
1891, or a little over two months ,-om
this date. There is nothing to pr ,-ent
the filing being made at any time but,
locators cannot sleep on their rights.
After March 29, no matter what im
provements you have made if you have
not filed on the land, anyone can do so.
It is possible this time may lie extended
but locators cannot afford to take any
chances on that. If this extension is
made we will give notice of it at once.
Johnson of the Walla Walla Union is
of the opinion that Metcalfe in taking a
bribe as he admits,- has committed an
offense that should send him to the peni
tentiary, and in concluding his non
judicial opinion uses the following
vigorous language: "Under the lan:
guage of the code the excuse offered by
Metcalfe for accepting the alleged bribe,
"I wanted to find out if the Calkins men
were using money," will not save him
from the penitentiary. Any jury that
would fail to convict Metcalfe, on his
own testimony, of accepting a bribe
while a member of the legislature, is not
fit to try a case between Chinamen about
the ownership of a rat."
Men of great capacity have sometimes
very little capacity for making a living.
dancer so gay.
Compatiion The ballet
lie Attributes Which a Husband Pos
sesses for a Model for Young Women
The New York World's Christmas
prize of $100 for the best discription of a
model husband has been awarded to a
Brooklyn woman who wrote the follow
ing letter. The judges, Mrs. Roger A
lTyor, Mrs. Chauncey M. Depew and
Mrs. William C. Whitney, after a careful
examination, unanimously decided in
favor of this model.
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rreeiorm an manly ( a vices, per
sonally clean and orderlv, into our ut
most privacy he brings the tender cour
tesies ol a gentleman. Our home-mak.
ing is a delightful partnership, one sup.
plementing the other with every assis
tance, he always considerate of the wom
an's responsibilities, but leaving at . his
office the unnovances of a business man
In sickness or health there is always the
itmjMjiiHive mroD oi a single interest
enect love eastern out tear, and our
freedom of speech and action leaves no
occasion lor any petty tricks of deception,
alas! so common. Above this is his
high ideal of a woman that helps me
produce something better than before
icwguicu in ixiyeen. rtespected to my
aspirations, no new thonght or culture is
aiiempiea out meets his approval and
encouragement, while a noble spiritual
atmosphere lifts my daily life from a com
mon routine into a loving pleasure, tak
ing my face in his hands he has lovingly
said. "Would I had wealth that I could
place you a queen among women."
With such a king for a husband, am I
not walking in a queen's garden?"
Ho Rose to Ask for Prayer.
Deacon B , one of the oldest and
most respected church members in Seat
tle, has a young grandson who is gener
ally accounted the worst scapegrace in
the whole congregation. The boy, who
is ten years of age, has recently attended
prayer-meeting a number of times, and
has apparenly taken a great deal of in
terest therein. .
Last week he attended the prayer
meetings, the boy arose to his feet.
Everybody looked at him in 'surprise.
He wore a very sorrowful countenance,
and many thought that he was truly
repentant for his wrong-doings. Every
one listened while he opened his lips to
I would like," said. the youngster.
solemnly, "to ask the prayers of those
assembled for my poor old srrandfatTir "
The boy sat down and there was a con
strained silence for a moment, after
which someone suggested a song and
the meeting closed in the usual form.
It is needless to add that the young
ster's jacket received a much-needed
tanning before he retired to rest that
How to Keep Shoes Soft.
When shoes are only blacked . the
leather soon becomes hard and dry, the
best-fitting pair will be uncomfortable,
and here and there little cracks will ap
pear, which will soon become chasms.
Every week or two the blacking should
be wiped off with a damp cloth, the
shoe should be allowed to drv and then
be rubbed with the best harness oil.
Every part, including the sole and the
seams, should be oiled, and the oil given
chance to soak in. The toughest
leather can be made soft in this way,
and good leather will, after this treat
ment, feel like kid. The shoe will wear
three times as long and be infinitely
more comfortable in the wearing. Vas
eline is thought by some to be superior
to harnes oil. The easiest way to clean
rubber overshoes which ' have become
muddy is with vaseline. A little "swab"
of flannel on the end of a stick is good
for this purpose.
Thhty-eight million carats of dia
monds, weighing nine tons, have been
found here. In the rough their aggre
gate value was $250,000,000, and after
cutting nearly tbOO.OOO.OOO. which is
more than the world's yield during the
preceding two centuries. Of the whole
production not more than 8 per cent, can
be said to be of the first water, and 12
per cent, of the second water and 25 per
cent, of the third, while the remaining
55 per cent, is called bort, a substance
which, when crushed to a powder, is of
use in the arts. Cor. Pittsbvra Press.
When to Water Plants.
The other day a gentlemam saw a rro-
fessional florist watering his plants in
the hot sun, and in a suprised way in
quired if that wouldn't injure the plants.
"Why no," was the answet, "Why not
now?" "I supposed they had to be wa
tered only at night," said the amateur.
Do you drink only at night?" asked the
florist. "Are you thirsty after the nnn
goesdown? That 'idea helps our busi
ness' for under it the flowers of the ignor
ant would-be growers die' and we get
the opportunity of selling more of onr
stock, I water my flowers when they are
thirety, just as a stock grower waters his
From Society to Socialism.
Speaking of ministers reminds me of
a little story I heard recently. Hugh O.
Pentecost, who started oat as a Baptist
preacher, broke away from, his church,
ran for mayor of Newark, N. J., and is
now editor of Twentieth Century. He
married a very prominent society girl of
roartiora, uonn., about ten years ago.
Their wedding was a very- swell affair.
Afterward Mr. Pentecost accepted a pul
pit in Brooklyn at a salary of $10,000 a
year. Everything seemed bright for the
young couple. The wife was handsome
and popular, the preacher was eloquent,
earnest and successful.
A. few nights ago some old friends of
juts. Pentecost, who had known her in
ine aays wnen sue shone as a society
belle, went to hear her husband address
a crowd of workingmen on the east side.
Imagine their astonishment when Mrs.
Pentecost came out on the stage and. at
tired in a most striking garb, sang to the
assemblage a revolutionary song. She
has been a most loyal wife. She has sun-
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porteu ner nusoand in every step he has
taken, and has been of great service to
him in his rather peculiar career. Con
sidering her former life as a society
woman, her present career as a singer of
socialistic songs is picturesque. New
York Cor. Kansas City Journal.
Mrs. N. E. Bragg, president of the
Ladies' Auxiliary, recently laid the cor
nerstone of the new Y. JVL C. A. build
ing at Bangor, Me. Of the $40,000 so
far paid in on the building fund the
women of Bangor have given $13,600,
and it is to be hoped that young women
will share with young men ths advan
tages of the building when completed.
Mrs. Olive Washburn, of San Fran
cisco, is about to devote the bulk of her
fortune to founding a Nationalist col
ony in California. Bellamy's "Looking
Backward theories are to be followed,
and all people of good moral character
will be admitted, irrespective of religious
belief. Over $100,000 will be spent in
buildings and improvements.
Instead of wintering at Corfu, as was
her original intention, it is very likely
that the empress of Austria trill go to
the West Indies in a few weeks, in which
case she will probably cruise on this side
of the Atlantic during the greater por
tion of next year. The empress has con
ceived a wish to visit Cuba, Jamaica and
One of the three daughters of John D.
Rockefeller, while a student at Vassar.
had a handsome allowance in the way of
money from home. Instead of spending
this on rich gowns and apartments she
paid for two years the tuitaon and ex
penses of a girl from the country who
was not able to pay them herself.
Notice to Fuel Con sumers
MiIER; &v BEflTOpI,
Have on hand a lot of
Also a lot of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES St KlNHtSIiV,
Wholesale ani Retail Drugsts.
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 an extensive and rich agri
cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching
"fVj -v ni4V CH -
x Duum as oummer J-iaite, 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.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
For lovers of condiments and highly
spicea dishes it is a simple thing to work
np a .French dressing into an entirely
different article by adding a pinch of
celery sauce, a dish of curry, or horse
radish, a few drops of caper or Worces
tershire sauce and a spoonful of French
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to E. BECK.)
SMERWflfiE, x ETC
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 buys to the best advan
tage. The most prosperous family is
the one that takes advantage of
BROOKS & BEERS.
will sell you choice
Groceries and Provisions
OP ALL KINDS, AND
AT HOBS REASONABLES KATES
. THAN ANY OTHER PLACE
" " IN THE CITT.
REMEMBER we deliver
chases without charge. -
390 AND 394 SECOND STREET.
THE VINEYARD OF OREGON.
E. BiYAlD CO,,
Opera House filoek,3d St.
country near The Dalles produces snlfinrfirf
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 jny
city in Eastern Oregon. '" fj
j.xs sixuation is unsurpassed! Its climate dej
iui: its possibilities incalculable! Its resource
limited! And on these corner stones she stands.
D. W. EDWARDS,
Carpets m Multure,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to'
QUALITY AND PRICES.
W. E. GARRETSON,
SOLE AGENT FOR THE '
Paints, Oils, Glass, Wall Papers, Decora
tions, Artists' Materials, Oil Paintings, Clromos ani Steel En ravines.
Mouldings and Picture Frames, Cornice Poles
Etc., Paper Trimmed Free.
nofruro Frames 3VX,do to
276 and 278, Second Street.
The Dalles, Or.
Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,
GGNTS FURNISHING GOODS,
FULL STOCK: STAPLE GOODS:
N. HARRIS. ' Corner Second and Court-st.
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
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System,
and a fit
Used in cutting garments,
guaranteed each time.
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
FINE FARM TO RENT.
THE FARM KNOWN A3 THE "MOORE
farm" situated on Three Mile creek about
two and one-half miles from The Dalles, will be
leased for one or morp vmrot At m. low rent to anv
responsible tenant. This farm has upon it a
Kooa aweumg house and necessary out build
ings, about two acres of orchard, about three
hundred anreft unrir Aiiltivntfnn. a Iatw nnrtinn
of the land will raise a pood 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.
BAKAtl A. MUUitt, tXeCUtrlX.
YOU NEED BUT
The S. B. Headache and Liver Cube taken
according to directions will keep your Blood,
Liver and Kidnevs in good order.
The 8. B. Cough Cube for Colds, Coughs
and Croup, in connection witbMtie Headache
Cure, is as near perfect as anytbf Jknown.
The 8. B. Alpha Pain CubbTWT internal and
external: use, in Neuralgia, T3thche, 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 parties cutting
the ropes or in any way interfering with the
wires, poles or lamps of The Electric Light
Co. . , H. GLENN.