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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postofflee at The Dulles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
Governor ..S. Pennover
Secretary of State. O. W. Mi-Hrlde
T return rer Phillip Metschan
Supt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
Congressman B. HcrniHim
State Printer Frank Baker
County Judge C. N. Thornbury
Sheriff. I). L. Cntes
Clerk J. B. Crossan
Treasurer .tieu. Kuch
Assessor ...John E. Burnett
Surveyor ; . .E. F. Kharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shellev
Coroner William Michell
WE MUST HAVE IT.
Some peculiar objections have been
raised to the proposition to build a port
age railroad at the Cascades. One objec
tion says, "It would not be showing
proper respect to our delegation in con
gress." Another that it would offend
Senator Mitchell, another that it would
interfere with Senator Dolph's and Con
gressman Hermann's plans, still another
that if the state did anything the general
government would think we were able
to help ourselves and abandon the work ;
while yet another from the big timber of
Columbia county says the time is so
propitious for waiting that we ought to
take a unanimous and generous wait,
until our enterprise was rewarded. The
fact of the matter is that we as a people
don't care a cent what our delegation in
congress think, but we give them credit
for having average intelligence, and
know that they would be glad to see us
loing something for ourselves. As to
the government abandoning the work,
that is the veriest bosh. It would show
instead how urgent the matter is, and
therefore tend to hasten the work. Any
thing we may do to help ourselves will
cause the permanent work to be finished
sooner it otherwise would be, and in the
meanwhile the saving in freights in one
year caused by the building of the
portage railroad will pay the cost of
building it, half a dozen times a year.
. With four men laying stone, or as Major
Handbury grandiloquently insists with
seven so engaged, the completion of the
canal is as remote as Jay Gould's conver
sion to decency. The pin-feathers of
time will be ripened and plucked to
make a couch for Eternity, before the
last of the multivigant estimates are
made and the plans completed, let alone
the wall. We want the portage railroad
and we want it now. This generation
that is developing the state, wrestling
with a country where every other section
is retired from business by process of
law, and a railroad company that collects
in freights 5 per cent, earnings on 300
per cent watered stock, demands relief.
The portage railroad will furnish it, and
the portage road we must have.
The Dalles is wide awake to her inter
ests and Governor Pennoyer's signature
to the portage railroad bill will hardly be
dry before arrangement will be made for
putting a line of boats on the river.
When this is done, a survey for a rail
road to tap the Fossil coal mines will be
made, and we firmly believe that inside
of two years this road will be built.
The coal is pronounced by experts, the
best on the coast. It is so situated as to
be mined at the very lowest cost, and it
is stated that it can be laid down here at
a cost not to exceed $3.50 per ton. If
this can be done the future of The Dalles
is assured. As it is she now has the
best location of any interior city in the
state and the time is not far distant
when she will be second only to Portland,
and perhaps Astoria. The wise man
with money who desires to invest it
profitably can find no better place. She
is wide awake, and will be heard from
in the near future.
The explosion in Mammoth mine No.
1 in the cake regions about Connellsville
Pennsylvania, was an appalling disaster.
One hundred and fifty-one miners are
known to have been killed, and one
hundred and thirty bodies had been
recovered up to noon yesterday. It is
impossible to account for the explosion
as there was no gas in the mine and
every precaution that science could sug
gest had been taken. The generally
accepted theory is that a strong vein of
gas must have been tapped, the existence
of which had not been suspected, and
could not be foreseen.
Montana legislators have at least com
promised and met. The democracy get
ting the speaker and officers and the
republicans the majority vote by one.
The white wings of the angel of peace
flutters over the state house, but it is a
case where the angel has got in where
even a fool would fear to tread, lest some
bad men from Silver Bow take a wing
shot at them.
Blackstone defines a corporation to be
"a sort of an artificial person with all
the rights and privileges of a person."
The definition is a good one, for it has
not only the rights and ' privileges of a
person but of the entire community.
It resembles a human body in another
important particular, that it is composed
of at least "three parts water."
' A holy life is a voice. It speaks when
the tongue is silent ; and is either a con
stant attraction or a continual reproof.
Herman L. Chase has been appointed
receiver of the Spokane Falls National
bank by the comptroller of the currency.
The bank failed about two months ago
and nothing has been done in regard to it
until now a receiver has been appointed.
It is safe to say that no better selection
could have been made than that of Mr,
Chase and if it is possible to save any
thing for the depositors and put the
bank on its feet again it will now be
done. Men of finance understand the
ability of the receiver and will help him
to the means of rehabilitating the bank,
and we shall look for it again to take
rank among the sound financial institu
tions of Spokane Falls. At any rate
every depositor will be honestly dealt
with and every dollar saved to them
that is possible. Mr. Chase comes from
banking stock, he being a relative of ex
Secretary Chase. His training was
given him in Wall street, New York,
and during the war, as head of one of the
departments in Washington, he did val
iont work for the government. Mr,
Chase came to Spokane Falls about three
years ago and was largely the means of
bringing the Browne National bank into
existence, and was that brains of the in
stitution, but not desiring to enter the
mad race for wealth that characterizes
the financiers of that city he removed to
Tacoma to accept a position of more im
portance. His return to Spokane in
charge of the bank that fell through
reckless speculation, is simply poetic
justice, and we predict that Mr. Chase
will add laurels to his already well de
served reputation as a financier and an
honorable and courteous gentleman,
who ties to his friends with hooks of
steel and who has never yet learned to do
a mean or a smalt tnmg.
If it is true that a fish diet is food for
the brain, the passage of the silver bill
is assured. Senator Mitchell fed all the
senators in Washington City, besides
Speader Reed and Vice president Morton
on "two picked chinook salmon," Wed
From th Staee to ttia Sir.
Most actors and actresses are in the
profession because they are in love with
it, but among the members of the "Brass
Monkey" company is a handsome and
bewitching brunette who but six months
ago made her debut on the stage as a
meppmg scone v Borne ulterior object in
This young lady hails from Chicago,
and is just 17. She is an exceptionally
brilliant lineroist. hns &
graceful in the extreme, and is a clever
uiue actress, tier intentions are to re
main on the stacre insfc one vnr anrl
then study law with a view of practicing
as an attorney in Illinois, tine is taking
this nreliminarv emiraA rm ia onm
the purpose of perfecting her elocution
ary powers ana to cultivate an "at
home" feeling with large audiences.
The real name of this young lady ia
Fanchon Conyers, and it is safe to pre
dict that she will be heard from some
day in the legal arena like the cricket on
the hearth. Portland Oregonian.
The Colleetate Alnmnm.
The collegiate alumna have now over
memoers, ana are winning a posi
tion of influence as the organized body
of women college graduates of the coun
try. Fifteen colleges are represented in
the association, Bryn Mawr having just
been admitted to fellowship. There is
some ill feeling among graduates of col
lege not received over the strictness
of the alumnae rules. Mrs. Cleveland
once refused to attend a meeting because
Wells college was not recognized, but
this winter nineteen different institu
tions have been rejected. The alumnae
are bent on winning respect for degrees
given to women, and admit within their
pale only colleges which come np to a
high scholastic standard. This is prob
ably wise, but in many quarters it makes
the college women unpopular. New
York Commercial Advertiser.
A Boat That Wum Built with Jewels.
A survival of the devotion of southern
women to their lost cause is found in
the United States coast survey steamer
Endeavor, commanded now by Lieut.
L. K. Reynolds. The vessel was built
for the Confederate navy by the women
of Norfolk, who sold their jewels to ac
complish it. The vessel never fulfilled
the destiny of its builders, for when it
was nearly ready for launching it was
partially burned on the stocks. After
the war it was restored and completed
by the government, so that it has always
floated the stars and stripes. Her Point
of View in New York Times.
A Woduu'i Season.
I heard a clever woman give as her
reason for declining matrimony: That
she could not live a dependent life again,
and that city wives had to be dependent
because there was nothing for them to
do in fiats, even in the way of house
keeping. She was willing to go on a
farm and engage in agriculture, for she
could endure privations if she had plenty
of remunerative work which ultimately
would reward her. The man, more
helpless than herself, feared to gie up
his salaried position, and the woman re
fused his offer of marriage. Drake's
There are many snowbirds abroad in
the land, or young women who dress so
much like them that they may be called
by the title. White stuff frocks, white
fur capes, tan gloves and tan and white
hats are the fashionable equipment for
At a recent wedding in New York the
bride, who prides herself on her- social
position, appeared with her pet dog, a
white satin bow on his neck, and a bunch
of fresh orange flowers twisted in his
- - w ijj iiiVAigUJUH,
because her audiences give more atten
tion to ner snaice man to nerseli.
Time is the rider that breaks youth.
I feel convinced that, if the
were not owuswl to it. the
would ere now have been more wfctaty
taught, and I shall therefore say afew
words in anticipation of difficulties. It
has been suggested that materials would
be scarce ' in winter. Not at' "all." Let
the children be familiarized with the
observation and comparison of the pecul
iarities of a sprig of holly as contrasted
with one of ivy, or let them be shown
how different are the buds and leafless
shoots of the beech from those of the
oak or a horse chestnut. Show them
how to observe the bnd scales, how to
infer the leaf arrangement " from the
scars, how to notice the color, rough
ness, markings, etc, of the periderm.
, Or give them introductory notions as
to the nature of a hyacinth bulb as con
trasted with the potato tuber, confining
their attention to points which they can
make out by observation. Every nut or
orange or apple that the child eats might
be made interesting if teachers would
dare step over the traces of convention
and introduce such ostensibly dangerous
articles into classwork. And why not?
The doctrine of rewards and punish
ments is applied more crudely than this
in most children's schools. Professor
Marshall "Ward in Popular Science
Boys, Keep Away from Africa.
Two or three weeks ago three young
men. each having over $1,000 in cash,
left Pittsburg for Africa to explore.
About a dozen letters have been re
ceived from boys referring to this inci
dent and asking for advice or informa
tion. . Had the three young men set out
for an idiot asylum, calculating to ask
to be taken in and cared for during the
remainder of their lives, they would
have exhibited more common sense.
Africa is not a country where every
Tom, Dick and Harry can go roaming
about at will. All the seaports are in
the hands of Egyptians, Moors, French,
Germans or English. Any one has a
legal right to land, but not every one
has a legal right to go gallivanting
around the country.
Stanley had to have the backing of
two governments to enable him to do so.
A correspondent of The New York
World was threatened with arrest if he
went beyond certain boundaries. A
young man who has no better sense
than to set out on such an expedition
ought to have a guardian, and that
guardian ought to have legal permission
to tan his jacket ten times a day. M
Quad in Detroit Free Press.
Ioaa on the Paris Stage.
Paris is to see "Joan of Arc" upon tne
stage once more. The town council has
voted 800 to bring out, at the Chatelet,
Deputy Fable's drama called after the
national heroine. The stage manager,
if he does justice to the play in provid
ing fitting accessaries, is to be rewarded
with the Cross of the Legion of Honor,
an honor which has been granted to M.
Duquesnel, of the Porte Saint Martin,
and M. Honcke, of the Hippodrome; for
the intelligent pains they took in bring
ing out "Joan of Arc" at those places.
Cor. London News.
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to K. 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 yon choice
Groceries and Provisions
OF ALL KINDS, AND
AT MORE KEASONABLE8 RATES
THAN ANY OTHER PLACE
IN THE CITY.
REMEMBER we deliver nil nn,.
chases without charge.
390 AND 394 SECOND STREET.
Have on hand a lot of
Also a lot of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES St KINEPSUV,
Wholesale ail Retail DrnEflJsts.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
EST'D 4&&&t 1862.
t E. Bplf CO.,
Opeira House Bloek,3d St.
Carpets and Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
W. E. GARRETSON,
SOLE AGENT KOJl THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St., The Dalle. Or.
H. Glenn has removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
Notice to'Fuel Con
The Oate City of the Inland Empire is situated at
he head of navigation on the Middle Columbia, and
is a thriving, prosperous city.
ITS TERRITORY. '
T 10 --V. - 1 Z u
k xo u.jJjtuy uxujr i0r 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 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. ED
Paints, Oils, Glass, Wall Papers, Decora-
tlons, Artists' Materials, Oil Paintings, Chromos and Steel Enfiraviiiis.
Mouldings and Picture Frames, Cornice Poles
Etc., Paper Trimmed Free.
Pioture Frameai IVXado to Order. '
276 and 278, Second Street. - - - The Dalles, Or.
GL O T HIN G ,
Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,
G9NTS 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 more years 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 lanre uortion
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.
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The S. B. Alpha Pain Ccbe for internal and
external; use, in Neuralgia, Toothache, Cramp
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are well liked wherever known. Manufactured
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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 liohtm
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