3 The Dalles Daily Chronicle. THE DALLES OREGON. Entered at the Postofflce at The Dalles, Oregon, as second-clans matter. STATE OFFICIALS. Governor. . . 8. Pennoyer Secretary of State O.W. Mc-Bride TrcutureT Phillip Metsehan Sunt, of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy ' (J. K. Dolph enators j jj. MitcheU rnnnmmini B. Hermann Stute Printer'.': . Frank Baker COUNTY OFFICIALS. Countv Judge. C. N. Thonibury Sheritf ! - Clerk . - J- B. f roxsen TmuiirerV. i tieo. Kuch , , ' I H' A. l eavens Commissioners j Frank Kinc-.id Assessor....-,,.:.... -V ....John E. Burnett Burvevor. . .'. K.r. Sharp Supsrintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy (Shelley Coroner William Michell Prohibition has broken its record at Bismarck, North Dakota and for once prohibits. Saturday the dispatch says every saloon was closed on account of a decision by the supreme court that the original package law would not protect them in selling liquor, and that no attempts will be mode to violate the law. This is the proper way to fight such a law if it is obnoxious. 'A GllEEK BEARING GIFTS." Newfoundland is justly indignant at England for breaking off the negotiations between that country and the United States tending toward reciprocity and it would be an easy matter to get that provini-e to declare in favor of annexa tion to the United States. The Oregonian bears a strong resem blance to the famous Irishman's flea,' in that when you put your finger on it, it is elsewhere. Yesterday, it advocated the building of portage railways at the Cas cades and The Dalles, by both Oregon and Washington, one building at the Cascades ami the other at The Dalles. This is perfectly correct, but the trouble lies in the fact that that paper while pre tending to the friendly to the measure! advocates the one thing which might kill the Cascade railroad bill. It sug gests that Oregon build the road at The Dalles, and Washington at the Cascades, and at the same time says that Washing ton would not act in the matter for two years. We believe the state should build the Cascade road, and we believe that with this done, the general govern ment will build the road at this place. By trying to divert the legislature from J the Cascade road the Oregonian is doing as a gross injustice, since with the por tage built here it would do no good until the Cascade road is built, and this it is conceded would take two years. It looks a little suspicious that the Oregonian's editorial should be. followed up by the passage of Senator Haley's bill by the senate the same afternoon. There can be but little hope for Kaley's bill, which appropriates $400,000, when it seems im possible to get the Cascade bill before the house. It seems to be the accepted plan to pass a bill through one house and kill it in the other, with the under standing that the favor is to be recipro cated when required. It is said by an exchange that some democratic politician grasps at the Pennoyer boom because, he says that P is just now the lucky letter and cites the fact that Pettigrew, Plumb and Paddock voted against the McKinley bill, and that Pfeffer defeated Ingalls. He might have carried the argument much further, Pattison a democrat was elected in Penn sylvania, two P's, Peck was elected gov ernor of Wisconsin, and Pennoyer, of Portland, the principal port of the Paci fic coast is certainly a winning combina tion of tlie letter "if.". When he is nominated for president by his party it will add two more "P's" to his political possibilities. Add to all these the gov ernor's famous epigram "Pay your men" and we think the Pennoyer pole will knock the political persimmons, or any possible combination of "P's" that may be paraded against him. Senator Veateh's bill to repeal the act creating a railroad 'commission came within two votes -of passing, but it is a hard game to abolish an office let alone four of them at once, and those with sal aries of f3,0iK) a year and "perquisites The Australian ballot bill without amendment has passed both houses, and will become a law as soon as it receives the governor's signature. THE KINO ANI THE SHIRT. A heavy storm followed by exceedingly cold weather has swept over the middle northwest, and reports from all sides show blockaded trains, loss of stock and such a general combination of storm and cold that it is dangerous to go out of doors. The Pacific northwest is pecu liarly free from such combinations. Cold weather we may have for short periods, but it is generally calm, and the storms never reach the dignity of a blizzard. This winter the ground has not been white with snow here, and at no time lias the thermometer been any where near zero. ' No ice has been formed suffi cient tor skating, ana the hills are covered, with ' green grass, furnishing fairly good pasture for stock. When one compares the climate of the outside world to that of Oregon the desire to . spend the winter at home becomes suffi ciently strong to be irresistable. LETTERS OLDER THAN SOLOMON. Notice to Fuel Consumers A Story of m Man That was Thoroughly Happy. There lived long ago a king who be came very sick. "I will give half of my kingdom to anybody who is able to give me back "my health," he said. Then all the wise men of the country met and consulted with each other how they might be able to cure the king, but they could not find a remedy. One of them, however, explained that he thought it possible to . restore the kiner to health. "It onlv we can nnd a happy man,' he said, "we will take his shirt and put it on the kins, who then will regain his vigor." j The king sent out messengers, who were instructed to find a happy man. They traveled through the whole country, hut couia not una tne one tney sougnc. There was not a single man who was sat isfied and happy. One was rich, hut sick; another health)', but poor; a third one was both rich and healthy, but complained of wife as others did of their children. All of them had unaccomplished wishes. One evening the king's son passed by a low cottage and heard somebody within Bay: ... "Bless the Lord, now 1 nave worked myself tired, finished mv meal and am allowed to go to bed. What more can I ask?" The king's son listened to the words with joy. Ordering the shirt to be taken from the man, who was to be lib erally rewarded, the messengers were commanded to carry the shirt to the ki"S- ... .... These, as soon as possihie, ran into the cottage to the happy man and intended to draw on his shirt, ism ne was so poor that he did not have a shirt. Leo lulstot. A Note for Cattle Men. The first cattle that were brought into the American colonies were landed at the James River Plantation, in Virginia, in the year 1607. Thev came from the West Indies and were descendants of cat tle taken to those islands bv Columbus on his second voyage, in 1493. In 1610 several cows were landed, and in 1611 about a hundred head more were brought to the Plantation. This was the origin of the cattle business of America. In order to encourage the cattle industry to the fullest possible extent an order was passed forbidding the slaughter of any animal of the kind under penalty of death. Under restriction the number of cattle increased to 30,000 in Vir ginia alone by the end of the year 1639. The first cattle brought to New Eng land arrived at Plymouth in 1024. They were imported" from England by Gov. Witislow. Three heifers and a bull made the party ; in color, the old record says, they were black, black and white, and brindle. In 1626 twelve cows were sent to Cape Ann ; in 1629, thirty more. In 1630 about 100 were imported" for the colony of Massachusetts Bay. During the years .last above named 103 cattle had been sent from Texel, Holland, into New York ; so that by the year 1630 there were a good many head of Horned cattle in the colonies. From 1631 to 1633 a large number of cattle for those times were brought into New Hampshire from Denmark. These were large yellow cattle. Taking all of there cattle together they were the foundation from which all the common native cattle of our country have decended. Missives Exchmnced -400 Years Before His Father's Birth Dug Up. The Smithsonian institution has re ceived information of the discovery at Tell-el-Amaria. in upper Egypt, of a number of tablets relating to the history of Jerusalem, and dating back 600 years earlier than any records hitherto known. When it is understood that these tablets of stone are letters passed between the king of Jerusalem and the Pharaoh of Egypt 400 years before tne birth of .Da vid, who was the father1 of Solomon, some notion will be formed of their ex treme interest. These letters were writ ten, so Dr. Cyrus Adler told a Washing ton reporter, about the year 1500 B. C. and cast a great light upon the relations of Egypt at that ancient epoch. This, of course, was long before Jerusalem was captured by the Jews. At that time Palestine was a federa tion of independent cities, each of which, like Jerusalem, was governed by a "pre fect" this word meaning literally "king of a city." Nevertheless, these towns paid a tribute to Pharaoh, and it was in relation to this tribute that several of the letters found were addressed to the ruler of Egypt by the king of Jerusalem, Abdi-Taba. In them he tries to explain, with due respect, that he occupies a more independent position than the other prefects, and ought to be treated accordingly. For example, in one mis sive he says : "Behold, this city of Jerusalem neither my father nor my mother has given unto me, but the call of a mighty king.'' This refers to the ancient custom in Palestine, by which rulers were some times chosen in consequence of a sup posed divine call and without any refer ence to hereditary law. Having been summoned to his throne by the Deity, Abdi-Taba argued that he should be treated more leniently with regard to tribute. In another of the letters he says : "Behold, neither my father nor my mother has appointed me in this place, but the call of the mighty king has made me enter into the house of my fathers." That the "mighty king" spoken of was the Deity is proven by the fact that to him as authority is referred an oracle in scribed upon another tablet, which says that "as long as a ship sails upon the sea so long will Mesopotamia and Baby lonia conquer." The chief aim of the three other letters written by Abdi-Taba is to ask the Pha raoh for military aid against foreign con querors invading Palestine, and especial ly the district of Jerusalem. These war like strangers he calls people of Habiri in other words, they were Hebrews. It seems hardly probable that the He brews as a nation should have invaded Palestine at so early a date, and so it is likely that these were some advanced tribes of Israel which settled down west of the Jordan and made incursions from time to time. In one of the letters on this subject Abdi-Taba says: "The Habiri people are conquering the cities of the king" i. e.. the cities tribu tary to the Pharaoh "therefore the king may turn his face to his subjects and send troops. If the troops arrive this year the countries of the king, my lord, may be saved, but if no troops arrive the countries of the king, my lord, will exist no longer." This tremendous "find" at Tell-el- Amaria includes 200 tablets, largely of Babylonian cuneiform script, which is thus discovered for the first time to have been in use at so early a period in Egypt and Palestine. Many of the other tab lets are dispatches of about the same date from prefects of other cities of Pal estine to the Pharaoh. Some of the in scriptions are in an unknown language, which no one has so far been able to translate. It is funny to think that Solo mon himself would have looked upon these tablets as remote antiquities. Washington Star. , MAJER; BEflTOfl, Have on hand a lot of Fir and Hard Wood. Also a lot of mnrtATt POSTS. ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY. Office corner Third and Union Streets, THE DALLES. SNIPES &c KINERSLEY, Wholesale and Retail Druggists. Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic CIG-ARS. (AGENTS FORI EST 1862. Friday evening, at the special session of the senate, Mr. Fullerton, chairman of the conference committee on the Aus tralian . ballot bill, , reported that the house and senate members of that com jnittee had failed to agree. Senator Cogswell then moved that the senate recede from its amendments to that bill, and in support of that motion began to impugn the motives of the members of the committee from the house, but this was promptly checked by Senator Tongue who had so nobly championed the peo ple s ngiits. ine motion to recede was then agreed to unanimously. Chicago union laborers are protesting in strong terms against the employment of non-union labor on the world's fair grounds, and assert that scab laborers as they call them, shall not under any cir cumstances be employed. It is probable the union laborers have, in vulgar par lance bitten off mof e than they can chew It is possible for skilled labor to combine, but for unskilled labor to do is one of the impossibilities. Of course most of the work is of the skilled variety but the United States is large and in this work a strike would not create any - public sympathy, but would create such an opposition to union labor societies that it would impede their power, and hinder their growth for years. - On Hand. J. M. Huntington & Co. announce that they are prepared to make out the necessary papers for parties wishing to file on so called railroad land. Appli. cants should have their papers all ready before going to the land omce so as to avoid the rush and save time. Their office is in Opera Honse Block next to main entrance. Bank failures in the Mississippi Vallev may always be counted on when there is a great flood in the river. A prominent physician and old army surgeon in eastern "Iowa, was called away from home for a few days ; during his ab sence one of the children contracted a severe cold and his wife bought a bottle of Chamberlin's Cough Remedy for it. They were so much pleased that they afterwards used several bottles at var ious times. He said, from experience with it, he regarded it as the most reli able preparation in use for colds and that it came the nearest being a specific of any medicine he had ever seen. For sale by Snipes & Kinersly. There are some people in this world tnat wouldn't be satisned it tney were perfectly contented. The question has been asked, "In what respect are St. Patrick's Pills bet ter than any other?" Try them, You will find that they produce a pleasanter cathartic etlect, are more certain in their action, and that they not only physic but cleanse the whole system and regulate the liver and bowels. For sale at 25 cents per box by Snipes & Kinersly, Woman is called the "weaker vessel,' bat no one would suppose so u tney saw the bill for her rigging. - Power of Pigeons on the Wing. The power of pigeons on the wing is proverbial. All trained birds of this spe cies have two qualifications in a marked degree. The first is speed, the second long and sustained powers of flight. This proposition can be amply demon strated, and the following is one of Wie most remarkable records: On Oct. 6, 1850, Sir John Boss dispatched a pair of young pigeons from Assistance, Bay, a little west of Wellington Sound, and on Oct. 13 a pigeon made its appearance at the dovecote in Ayrshire, Scotland, whence Sir John had the pair taken out. The distance direct between the two places is 2,000 miles. Cornhill Magazine. Incomes of Poets. Swinburne and Morris each make 1,000 a year by their works. This, likewise, was the income of Moore, who is said to have cleared 30,000 altogether by his poetry. His . "Lalla Rookh brought him in 3,000, which was prob ably the highest price ever paid to him for a Bingle work. Lord Byron calcu lated that he had made 34,000 by po etry. He received more than 4,000 for "Childe Harold," 3,000 for "Don Jaun" and sums varying from 300 to 1,000 for his shorter poems. London Tit-Bits. t E. BiYAD CO., Heal Estate Insurance, and Itoan AGENCY. Opera House Bloek,3d St. The Gate 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 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 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. ITS PRODUCTS. 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. ITS WEALTH It is the richest city of its size on the coast, and its money is scattered over and is being used to develop, v 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. Dissolution Notice. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE partnership heretofore existing between J. ;. Boyd, M. D., and O. D.DoHiie. M. I).; under the hriu name ol urn. Hoyd $ Domic, has been dis solved bv mutual consent. All accounts belonging to the late firm are payable to Dr. Boyd. Those to whom we are indebted will please present their bills at once luntucr nr. nuyu or ur. J'aone. m J. G. BOYD, The DallesTOr., Feb. 2, 1S91. O. I). DOANE. Notice of Final Settlement. OT1CE 18 HEKEBY GIVEN THAT THE undersisned. administratrix of the estate of John fciuiith, deceased, has filed her hualaccount, and that Tuesday. March 3d. 18H1 at 2 o'clock P. M. at the county court room in Dalles City, Oregon, has been duly appointed us the time and place for henrin? said final account and objections to the same, if any there be, and me Dual senieroeni inereoi. This notice Is published bv the order of Hon. C N. Thornbury, county judge of Wasco t'ountv. Oregon. . LAURA SMITH." Administratrix of said Estate. S. L. YOUNG, (Successor to E. BECK.) The successful merchant is the one who watches the mar kets and buysto the best advan tage. The most prosperous family is the one that takes advantage of low prices. -DEAfcER IN- WHS CLOCKS Jewelry, Diamonds, SILVERWARE, :-: ETC Watches, Clocks and Jewelry Repaired and Warranted. Executors Notice. "VTOTICE is hereby given that the uudersiened X have been duly appointed executors of the last will ana testaments of Daniel Handle-, deceased. All persons having claims against the estate of said deceased are required to present them, -with the proper .vouchers, within six months from this date, to the undersigned at the olilce of Mays, Huntington 6c Wilson, The Dalles, Oregon. . DaU.il January 29, 1891. GFORGE A. MEBE, J. W. FRENCH, KATE HANDLEY, Executors. 165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or. Look Out for the Dead Cistern. An abandoned cistern is often a dan gerous thing, and should be filled,-as stagnant water which may remain in it is a common source of disease. If this cannot be done at once it is a good plan to throw in proper disinfectants and gradually fill it up with sifted coal ashes. New York Journal. SoceeH mt Xdutt. "Wen," said the would be humorist to his friend, "I have at last succeeded in inducing The Funny Gazette to accept a contribution." Friend That's nice. What was it? Humorist I returned about five hun dred of their "declined with regret" slips. Sate Field's Washington. nt Witty Parrot. (to parrot) Polly want a Chappie cracker? ' - Polly Yes a nut cracker- to crack that cbostzraU Epoch. W. E. GARRETSON, Jeweler. MlIHI SOLE AGENT FOB THE All Watch Work Warranted. Jewelry Made .to Order. 138 Second St., The Dalles, Or. -FOR- GarDBts anU Furniture. CO TO PRINZ & NITSCHKE, And be Satisfied as to QUALITY AND PRICES: REMOVAL. H. Glenn has removed his office and the office of the Electric Light Co. to 72 Washington St. The Dalles MERCANTILE CO., ' Successor to BROOKS & BEERS. will sell yon choice Groceries and Provisions OF ALL KINDS, AND AT MORE KEA80NABI.ES KATES THAN ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE CITT. REMEMBER we deliver all chases without charge. pur- 390 AND 394 SECOND STREET. John Pashek, pttercixaat Tailor. Third Street, Opera Block. Madison's Latest System, Used in cutting garments, and a guaranteed each time. fit Repairing and Cle Neatly and Quictfty' Done, rig FINE FARM TO RENT. THE FARM KNOWN A3 THE "MOORB Farm" situated on Three Mile creek about two and one-half miles from The Dalles, will b leased for one or more years at a low rent to any responsible tenant. This farm has uppn It a (rood dwelling house and necessary out ouild ines, about two acres of orchard, about; thre hundred aires under cultivation, a lanre prtion of the land will raise g00? volunteer wheat crop in 1891 with -ordinarily favorable weather. The farm is well watered. For terms and particu lars enauire of Mrs. Sarah A. Mooreor attneoihe oTMay"Htntinston & Wilson, The Dalles, Or. oi " bXrah A. MOORE, Executrix.