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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
Governor ..S. Pennoyer
Secretary of State G. V. Hi Bride
Treasurer Phillip Metschan
Supt. of Public Instruction E. B. MrElroy
natnrs J J. N. Dolph
enatora jj. H. Mitchell
Congressman B. Hermann
State Priuter Frank Baker
County Judge C. N. Thnrnbnry
Sheriff , V. 1.. Cates
Clerk ' J. B. Crossen
Treasurer ..Geo. P.ueh
Assessor John E. Burnett
Surveyor E. K. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Sheller
Coroner William Michell
SHOULD DO HIS DUTY.
The senate bill for the portage rail
road provides for a board of state officers
the governor, treasurer and secretary
of state as a commission to have charge
of the work of the construction of the
said road. The governor, at all times
willing to do his duty, has expressed his
willingness lo assume his share of the
responsibility as has also the state treas
urer. Secretary McBride from the cause
of his ill . health has so far refused to
allow his name to be used in that con
nection. The people of Oregon will de
mand that Mr. McBride do his duty in
this matter. He has. the confidence of
the entire people and has no right to
jeopardize the success of the bill by his
refusal. He was elected by a handsome
majority and possesses the confidence of
the people to a large extent, and now the
time has come for him to show himself
worthy the confidence bestowed on him.
The physical part of the work will not be
too heavy a demand on him, as the rest
of the state officials are men of force and
energy and with Mr. McBride as coun
cellor will push the work through to
completion. The people do not want
any substitute for Secretary McBride
and will not have any. He is equal to
the work and the whole people demand
in this emergency that he do his duty in
this matter and allow his name to remain
as one of the commissioners to build the
portage road. There is a responsibility
to be assumed by the state officials in
this matter and if one declines to act it
complicates matters and makes the
others hesitate to serve, and we feel that
every officer should assume his share of
SHALL WE ADVERTISE!
Whatever the "World's fair or Colum
bian exposition may be made by private
enterprises, it is pretty well assured
now that the states are not going to
bankrupt themselves for the purpose of
expending their wealth in making an
exhibit at Chicago. Times are hard,
money tight, and it squeezes the farm
ers now to get money enough together
to pay their taxes. Up this way we do
not feel the need of any advertising.
Until we can get better transportation
facilities we don't need any great popu
iation. We have enough more than
can be cared for by the existing trans
portation companies. With an open
river Eastern Oregon and Washington
would be benefited immensely by mak
ing their resources known. But at pres
ent any increase of farming population
would be an absolute injury to the farm
ers already here. The portage railroad,
the bill for the construction of which is
now before the " house, and will, no
doubt, become a law will give partial re
lief, but the possibilities of the great
wheat belt of the Inland Empire will
never be known until the Columbia is
open to the sea. This will be done in
time, and the temporary measures being
provided for over coming the obstrua
tions to navigation will, we think, by
the great good they do hasten the more
substantial and permanent work. When
this is done we are ready to advertise,
but at present the citizens of this por
tion of the state would rather see the
.money that the state can spare extended
in such improvements as will benefit the
taxpayers, those who are now citizens
of Oregon, and whose condition is such
that better transportation facilities are
an absolute necessity. One of the best
places to commence the practice of
charity is at home, and the very best
place to commence the practice of
economy is abroad. We have but little
money to expend, and the only question
is shall we expend it at home where it
will benefit us, or abroad where it will
benefit some one else. No doubt a good
exhibit would cause immigration which
would benefit the immigrant if we had
any place to put him, but as at present
fixed we need transportation facilities
for these alreadv here.
Senator Hearst of California is dying
and it is not thought possible that he can
live longer than two or three weeks.
Under the provisions of the state con
stitution, the legislature would elect his
successor, should he die before next
Tuesday. After that although the legis
lature is in session the governor would
A bill is before the Washington legis
lature which if it becomes a law will
compel the Union Pacific to operate its
road or forfeit it. The bill should pass,
if for nothing else to remove the mental
strain of deciding when the gentle spring
comes, from the U. P. management, so
that the Baker could be again put on
STATUS OF THE BILL.
The bill for the portage road at the
Cascades passed the senate with the
names of the governor, and state treas
urer as commissioners to have charge of
the construction and operation of the
railway. The name of Secretary of State
McBride as the third commissioner was
by common consent and at his instance
left out. When that document came be
fore the house it was the intention of the
friends of the bill to insert the name of
Secretary McBride, but that of a private
individual was placed thereon instead
This is regarded as a blow at - the life of
the bill and will undoubtedly be the
means of defeating it, as the state offi
cials are regarded as the proper persons
to have charge of state work of such
magnitude. A strong movement is
under way to reconsider the action of
the house and restore the name of Secre
tary McBride, as desired to the original
bill. The matter will be brought up be
fore the house committee for hearing
Monday night and a strong effort will be
lit T V juciivv UUUV 1 bliuv
In that connection the following peti
tion is being circulated in The Dalles
and will be presented to the committee
when it meets :
To the Honorable Legislative Assembly of
tne atate oj vregon:
We. vour Detitioners. would most res
nectfullv Detition vour honorable hodv
to insert in senate bill No. 6, now before
you for consideration,' the secretary of
state as one oi said commissioners and
we protest against inserting anyone else
in las stead.
The legislature with the appropriations
asked and the amount of money available,
is in much the same predicament of a
woman trying to make a new style of
dress out of an old garment, and the
goods are insufficient. It is useless for
it to try to make the money go around
for nobody but a women can manage
a thing of that kiud. The only thing
that can be done is to fish out the more
meritorious matters and aid them. One
of these is the state militia. Either
appropriations sufficient to uniform and
maintain the companies must be made,
or the militia must be disbanded.- The
cannot be kept in an organization when
they are so dressed that the companv
endeavors to break ranks in order to
trade clothes with every scare-crow it
passes. If the state cannot afford to
maintain a decent militia system, it had
better give up the idea entirely, for it
is useless to try to keep up anv organ
ization that is forced to be ashamed of
The world never loses interest in read-
ing about very old people. We all dread
the approach of the "seventh ase." with
its pains, its feebleness, its uselessness
and its dependence. That is why the
sturdy octogenaian who shakes his fist
in the face of encroaching vears seems
like a hero to us. . The veteran of nindtv
winters, who dances till 1 o'clock in the
morumg, or who saws a cord of wood
everv dav before breakfast, is a mnr in.
teresting pesonage than the veteran of
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me uuLue iieiu.
In the light of facts beine brought to
the surface by the bribery investigating
committee at Olymphia it seems that
the principal difference between Met-
cait and a number of his comperes
that Metcalf exhibited his money.
SWEAR BY HUNT.
The Oregonian Thinks his .Energy will
full him Through. .
The Oreaonian. voicine the sentiment
in Portland, has the following to say rela
tive to the attachment suits aerainst G.
W. Hunt : Friends of G. W. Hunt here
say they are convinced that he has at
Int. 1J . A
Buuwmeu in getting arrangements
made hv wrnfri no will ha .!.. -
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his bonds, and will soon return here with
me money to ouiia tne road from here
to Hlint'H .TnnftiiiTi Tfr. la wall
so his friends say, that he has been
uppuotju at every Doint Dy persons and
corporations inimical to his scheme,
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fact that the Northern Pacific brought
nuii, ugHiiitti, nim lately is looked upon
. . Hu . buait uc
is about to carry out his scheme in spite
of its opposition, and these attachment
suits are the last trump the company
has to T)1rv in tha (ramp atvalnat K;m
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The Northern Pacific cannot cany its
point by the means they are using' said
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owes Wright and some of the Northern
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tMmt; uuwuBuuiemuney, uut tney nave
stock for security, and they must realize
on thin ntrtrlr hffrvrA thc.tr aov.
of his property. They see that Hunt is
fatrri r urn w-r 1 i
,vbw.ug ana uuui tlicill, UX1U JB KOI II ST LO
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those suits is an attempt to injure his
prospects, just as the suit started in New
York rm tima ntm irv nmrrM'aD.'r,
w-... w ft-,v v vvuiiuiDoivuDi
Tnre wnfl nrthinT in tliaf onA
brought in this state and Washington
" nwt uuvt; bUC CllCVb lULCUUtl. At 18
now almost ayear since Hunt floated $2,-
000.000 of his hnnHa rioi-o onH Du.i
J r " DM1KU
east to float the rest. He has stuck to
his work with a perseverance that
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land will rejoice to see his triumph.
Waa Bound to See the Fight.
. . to vi u.u.. uco mru
created, in aristocratic society by the
rumor luai one oi me leading Delies of
C) rt o Cf n t" nir.v Hinon-iioA in a on!f rst
-J J wwuw . U DM&I Ul liiaiQ
apparel, figured among the spectators of
v.A i T.: ...
111U Jl CVtJll Ia X liSOllliUiUUS-JillipBey TjQlll.
Gossip has it that no less than five of
the gentler sex witnessed the encounter
rom points of vantage on the tiers of
seats which were open to the general
Dublic on the nrenentnt.inn f a tin ti.w
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of admission, but only one name has
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uwu. lueuuuucu, and ine relatives of
this young lady enter an emphatic denial
of the story.
The Baker City Reveille Quotes from a
paper called The Dalles Times. What is
It rmin far wit with the men of today :
To ii war ia a earaleaa, eontemptooaa way ,
Of every brave woman who loyally piwxla i
with men for the rights that our w
- needa. . . ' ' -.
"Qfre women their rights : you seornfaTty say;
"What rights does she lack, a woman, todajrf -Let
her stay by the fireside she's fitted to grace,
In the kitchen or nursery, that ia her place,
With her husband, the oak around which ah
What other desire has the rightly trained Tiner"
We most pay all the taxes, for -we have no choice.
Abide by the laws in which we hare no voice;
And all because we are "not fitted to mix '
With the crowd round the polls or in rough poU-
.... tics." .
A polite way of potting O friends, do not donbt
That we bavent the sense to take In aught
Tie milk fit for babies of intellect weak
To hush our complainings, forbid us to speak.
Bemember the words of the wise man, my
"The heart of a fool despiseth his mother."
You say that for us you make generous laws.
So we have no need to espouse our own cause;
Yet thus at oar pleadings yon scoff and yon
We ask you for bread, and you feed us on taffy!
I think we might better our own wisdom trust
To make laws, if not "generous, " at least that
To Meet After Sixty-three) Tears.
Mrs. Mary Bayburn, an aged lady
from the lower part of this county, is on
the way to Alabama to visit, a sister,
from whom she has been separated for
sixty-three years. They were separated
when they were small girls, and have
not heard froml each other since the
war. They corresponded during the
war, but by some means their corre
spondence ceased, and -until a few
months ago each one thought the other
dead. Two or three months ago Mr.
Robinson, a Confederate veteran and a
native of this county, attended a re
union of the veterans, and when he left
Alabama the sister over there asked him
to inquire if Mrs. Rayburn was still liv
ing, and to his surprise he found her in
her seventy-seventh year, and as spry as
when forty years younger.
A correspondence between the aged
and long separated sisters was renewed,
and Mrs. Rayburn concluded to pay her
sister a visit. So, by herself, she left for
Alabama. Mrs. Rayburn remarked that
there would be a happy meeting when
she reached her sister's home. Mrs. Ray
burn will bring her Bister back with her
to the home of their childhood days.
Warrenton (Ga.) Cor. St. Louis Globe-
It is fiftv-one veara hiiira nim vnfa Aa-
eided that Marcus Morton, and not Ed
ward Everett, should be governor of
Massachusetts. ' Judsre Morton had rnon
a candidate for office thirteen successive
years when he was chosen by this meager
majority. The state cast just a trifle
over 100,000 votes at that election. Two
years later Judge Morton was elected
governor by one majority a second time.
This one maioritv
the legislature, the people having made
no cnoice. i.nese occurrences were very
remarkable. Tbev are called to mind hv
the one vote majority just given in the
lentn aidermamc district of Boston.'
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
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 REASONABLE8 KATES .
THAN ANT OTHER PLACE
IN THE CITY.
REMEMBER we deliver all pur
chases without charge.
390 AND 394 SECOND STREET.
Notice to Fuel Consumers
Have on hand a lot of
Also a lot of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SfllPES St KlflEHSliV,
Wholesale ana Mail Drogiists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
(J. E. Bipfaip (JO.,
Opefa House Bloek,3d St.
Carpets ami Furniture,
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 Secon St., The Dalles, Or.
H. G-lenn has removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
... -r. ..rljfesr.- - , r
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 as
far south as Summer Lake, a distance of Wer twe
hundred miles. ' '
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 1
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.
I). W. EDWARDS,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Wall Papers, Decora
tions, Artists' Materials, Oil Paintings, Ctaos anl Steel Engravings.
Mouldings and Picture Frames, Cornice Poles
Etc., Paper Trimmed Free.
276 and 278, Second Street.
Hats and Gaps, Boots and Shoes,
GGNTS 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-hHlf mils. Imm The. nallojl. will tv
leased lor one or more years at a low rent to any
responsible tenant This farm has upon It a
f ood dwelling house and necessary out build
ngs, about two acres of orchard, about three
hundred ares under ltfvjitJnn. a larze nortion
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.
BA-KAil A. MUUKE, KxecUOlX. .
Alade to Ox-dor-.
The Dalles, Or.
YOU NEED BUT ASK
The S. B. Headache and Liver Cube take
according to directions will keep your Blood,
Liver and Kidneys in good order. 1
The 8. B. Cough Curb for Colds, Coughs
and Croup, In connection with the Headache
Cure, is as near perfect bh anvthing knowiA
The 8. B. Alpha Pain Cure for intemJL d
external: use, in Neuralgia, Toothache. CTaTnp
Colic and Cholera Morbus, is unsurpassed They
are well liked wherever known. Slaiiulacturea
at Bulur, 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.