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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
Governor ; g. Peonover
Secretary of State G. W. Mo Bride
Treasurer Phillip Metxclian
upt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
Congressman. B. Hemianu
Btate Printer Frank Baker
County Judge. C. N. Thornburv
Sheriff D. L. Gates
Clerk J. B. Crrowen
Treasurer tieo. Kuch
Commissioners ! KaVfKd
Assessor , John E. Barnett
Burveyor E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Publie Schools. . Troy Khellev
Coroner William Micheil
WE PAEJTED HEK EED.
The Biggest Celebration The Dalles Has
The Dalles painted her red last night
The rain kindly ceased about dark, and
at 7 o'clock the business of the evening
began to take shape. The first thing to
attract attention was the factory of the
Boston Shoe and Leather company
across the river.. It was really as hand
some a thing in the shape of illumina
tion as we ever saw. The building
stands alone on the hieh bank across the
river, and every window in the immense
structure was ablaze with light making
three rows one above the other and in
the cupola a big bright light shone like
the star ot Jt.Hperance. From the Uma
tilla House pon-.h the litrhts were re
fleeted in the placid waters of the Col
umbia, which flowed unruffled bv. un
mindful of the disturbance the matter of
their utilization was causing near at
hand, and danced and twinkled.repeated
a thousand times. The boom of the big
anvils soon drew the crow away, from
this beautiful scene, and soon a thons
and or more of our citizens had gathered
in the neighborhood of the Vogt Grand.
From Harris' corner that Mr. Glasier
sent up a magnificent fire balloon which
rose rapidly, and pausing a moment as
if to choose its direction sailed gaily off
to the east, as if to carry the glad tid
Jngs of hope to our good neighbors.
Second street Mas a blaze of colored
lights, and all the time as the crowd
gathered the anvil boomed, the electric
light whistle and that of the fire engine
answered the shrill calls from the North
Dalles shops, bells clanged, and from
the armory A and C companies marched
out preceded by the brass band; and fol
lowed by a big torch light -procession,
paraded the principal streets. Many
transparencies were exhibited, and the
mottoes were appropriate. One was
"From Idaho to the sea," another, "We
are iree from bondage," "The Hunt Rail
road, ine Legislature and the Gov
ernor," etc., etc.
Shortly after 8 o'clock the Vogt Grand
was filled with eager, happy ladies and
gentlemen, and, after music by the
band, Mr. Macalliater, president of the
board of trade, and of the meeting, in a
cw wcu-v-uuten remarks introduced one
of our oldest and best known citizens,
Mr. Robert Mays, who was greeted with
hearty applause. He said : "I greet you,
neighbors and friends; I feel that we
have met tonight to rejoice in a common
victory, aud to congratulate ourselves
upon the success we have ar.hWorl Wo
have begun a new era, for the greatest
vent mat has ever happened for Wasco
county, is the passage of the nortas-e
railway bill. I want to say a word right
nere aoout this present legislature. I
have lived here for nearlv forty vears
miu nave nad more or less experience
witn our legislative bodies, and I wish
to impress upon you the fact that this is
the most liberal, the most fair-minded
and broad-gauged legistature this state
h&a ever had. I tell you now that they
have not only done their entire duty by
you, but it is my honest belief that "they
will do their duty as legislators by our
long suffering neighbors east of us, and
will pass Senator Raley's bill. We have
passed the dark days of The Dalles we
have sometimes struggled for the neces
sities of life, but now its luxuries are
within our reach. We have plodded on
towards our destiny, slowly, sometimes
painfully, but always towards the goal,
and never a step backwards. We will
now grow rapidly until, instead of three
or four, we will have a population of
thirty or forty thousand, and when the
crop now growing is ripe a line of steam
ers will be on the river to send it into
the markets of the world." He then
paid a glowing tribute to our soil and
climate, compared The Dalles of today
to the spot where it now stands, when
he, after the weary march across the
plains in 1853, first saw it, and said that
he felt like Moses as he stood on the
banks of the Jordan and looked over into
the promised land, that if he was not to
enjoy it, he rejoiced to feel that his peo
ple, his neighbors and friends would.
He was greeted with hearty applause
Hon. A. J. Dufur followed in a telling
speech. He said we had been, to use
Butler's expression, bottled up, but
thanks to Senator Watkin's bill, and the
Oregon legislature, the cork had been
pulled. Railroads, said he, are built by
individuals or corporations for their own
gain, but the Columbia is fresh from the
hand of God, and no man or corporation
could con trol it now.
Col. Lang followed Mr. Dufur and
from the applause and from what we
know of the Colonel's ability, we . know
he made a forceful speech, but the noise
of people coming in prevented us getting
even ine gist ot nis remarks.
Hon. W. II. Wilson made a brief ad
dress and among other things said that
Jennings, the one man who voted no on
the final passage of tbe bill, did so from
long habit, being like Holman of
Indiana, famous for his noes.
Mr. John Micheil followed Mr. Wilson
and from his intimate knowledge of the
situation, made a brief resume of the
history of the canal. Mr. Micheil is a
fluent and eloquent speaker and his re
marks were greeted with heart v
Hon. J. L.. Story made a five-ininute
talk that was earnest and to the point.
Mr. B. S. Huntington stated that he
had recently attended the waterway con
vention at Walla Walla and that by fig
ures there it was shown that the Inland
Empire this year raised 50.000.000 bush
els of wheat, but that the committee put
the amount at 26.000.000 for fear eastern
people would think they were lying, and
tnis reduction was so strongly opposed
by members who were nosted. that the
report was finally made without stating
Mr. Wilson, his uartner. recently from
Vermont, rejoiced with us and remarked
mat it was the first time he had ever
heard it publicly admitted that western
men "refrained from telling the truth."
Mr. Nolan rejoiced 'that The Dalles
had finally found something all could
agree on. He was glad Pennoyer was
in it, glad Metcham was in it, glad Mavs
was in it and glad Moody was in it, was
glad he was in it himself, and more than
glad that North Dalles was in it three
stories high and ablaze with light-
Hon. A. S. Bennett made the closing
address, in fitting language and with
modulated voice. He reviewed the
situation briefly and was heartily ap
plauded. On motion of Hon. A. J. Dufur,
seconded by Hon. A. S. Bennett, it was
voted that "we the people of The Dalles
in mass meeting assembled do most rc -
ipectfully urge our representatives m
the legislature to use all honorable
means in securing the passage of Senati r
ivaiey'8 Dill, and thus bring relief to our
The band played, and the largest and
most enthusiastic meeting ever held in
The Dalles dispersed.
The following speech was made last
night after everybody had left the hall, but
that's the occasion our rerjortt-r rIwrvh
takes advantage of to do his talking.
Addressing the chairs our reporter said :
"Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen.
When I came here this evening it was in
the humble but auriferous character of a
reporter, and yet, although I came to
make a report, when suddenlv called
upon to speak I find that unfortunately
i am not loaded. 1 cannot help but re
iterate the sentiment of one of vonr
orators, wherein he expressed his satis
faction that "everybody was in it." I
too, rejoice that in this great bowl of
consomme so generously set up by Gov
ernor Pennoyer and the legislature
this great commonwealth, that one eren-
tleman who, upon the final passage of
tne portage railway bill, had the courage
of his convictions to vote nay. I say
again Mr. President, I rejoice that we
have this magnificent tureen of con
somme and that this courageous gentle
man Mr. Jennings is in it I It has
been said that while The Dalles boasted
of being the "Key City," she could not
open the Cascade locks, this has been, is
now true; but thanks to the Oregon
legislature and Governor Pennoyer, the
portage railroad bill is now a law, and
since we are able to pick the lock, the
union f acihe will leave that gate onen
Mr. President, The Dalles is unanimous
on this subject, it speaks as one man. in
response to an invitation to take a drink,
and henceforth I hope to see harmony
prevail, that the lamb and the lion, so to
speak, may lie down together and arise
again cognizant, each of his own auton
omy. We have begun a new era.
and in a few years the old Dalles will
be a thing of the past. Our hilla
will be whitened with fruitful blossoms,
and the air fragrant with orchard per
fumes, the green hills will become greener
with tree and vine, and in the misty
haze of Indian summer, will purple with
luscious grapes and make the glad air
fragrant with the breath of Pomona.
One word, Mr. President, and I have
done. In looking into the causes that
have led to our vic.torv w srmnii
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forget the Press. Our town papers were
working for their interests as well as
yours, but the big hearted newspaper
men of the balance of Eastern Oregon,
and I may say of the state, have stood
by you generously, and unselfishly, to
aid a neighbor. Let us in turn stand by
them. I say, a fearless Press, backed by
a determined people has made this result
possible. The legislature can stand nfr
the people alone, but Mr. President, they
cannot stand tbe press. Your vicfr.
has taught you the benefit of persever
ance and pluck, and it has taught you
mat mis is a government of the people.
It has taught you that under
ment no community, no individual, how
ever humble, is beneath the uplifting
and protecting arms of the law, and it
has taught Jay Gould that no man how
ever rich, is so high as to above its reach.
Let us hope that he will not forget it."
One thing can be said in favor of a
newspaper reporter, and that is that he
often takes notes from nnia that
X --w vuuv Uv
sensible business . man would perform n
like kindness for. .
AdolpU Helot's Presentiment.
Here is a true, strange story of Adolphe
Belot, the writer of a shelfful of .novels,
who died a few days ago. , About a fort
night before bis death he called at Den
tal's to settle an agreement for a new
story. When the matter had been ar
ranged he suddenly exclaimed; "I want
yon to add another clause to that agree
ment." "What is that?" "I want you
to undertake, when I die, to pay for my
funeral." "But, my dear sir," replied
the interlocutor in astonishment, "what
ever are you thinking about? We could
not think of inserting such a clause in
an agreement for a new book." "But,"
objected Belot, walking up and down
the room with his hands in his pockets,
"it is a very small matter for you. I
have made inquiries, and find that a
funeral such as-1 want will cost only
"But it is impossible." "Very well,
then," Belot resumed; "shall we manage
it another wav? Will vm mii.rt3iU tn
pay a thousand francs to the person who
-, , A . . .
wui present a aemana lor that sum, in
mv name, the dsvv &fiw mv lno)" to,,.
publishers were still astonished, but they
uuuercooK to masre ine payment, the
partner with whom the conversation
took place saying it hardly mattered,
emce me oougauon would not fall npon
him, but upon his successors. "How do
you know?" said Belot, as he went oat;
"you may have to pay a good deal sooner
yoa expect.- Ana so it happened
A Costly Dinner far a Boy.
Twenty-eight hours' labor is a pretty
high price to pay for a New Year's
dinner. But that is what a blue coated
messenger bov savs that tin M
for the privilege of eating his dinner
ma a ay at nome. Tnere were two
messenorers who raJ: iimv mo in a atu-
car Saturday discussing their affairs in
Al 1 . . . .
ium uirczy way peculiar to district mes
sengers and newsboys.
"You doin' time yet up in that Twenty
eighth street slaughter house?"
"Get Crisinus er New Year's off?"
"YeP. Told 'em mv GTanrlmnt.riar -armm
sick, but 'twouldn't work. D'ju get off?"
"Got off New Year's. Had turkey f er
dinner. Got off four hours, but haA ts
work four hours extra fer no thin' every
day fer a week to make up-fier it."
"Uei That's tough, ain't it? Well,
I've got ter get off here. Slong." New
A. Huge Devilfish.
Sunday while a iitl Wtv wu wan
dering on the beach at Island Cove he
was startled Dveeeine a larere uiitntnnmi
looking object) approaching the land-
wash. The little fellow raced home,
stating that something came after him
out of the water. This was mffim
attract older persons to the beach, when
they found a huge squid or cuttlefish
high and dry. Its extrernA lsmrtt rca-
thirty-two feet, the tentacles alone meas
uring twenty-one feet. The body was
much larger than that nf ati nn),n
horse, and the pelt three inches in thick
ness, it was cut up before being re
moved. We believe that iin ia
third cuttlefish which has come to grief
in this manner in this bay within the
last few years, one havins? hecnm a tranc
ed in Smith's sound, and another was
similarly unfortunate near Catalina.
Trinity (N. F.) Record.
Ascended the Traunstein.
m . .
x wo gentlemen irom Umunden as
cended the Traunstein successfully
though with great difficulty. When
they left Gmnnden, at 8:30 in the morn-
5 11 11 .
iagf tne tnermometer was 5J0 degs. be
low freezing point. When they reached
tne summit at l o clock it was 40 degs,
below freezing. One of the nlimrmra
says that the view from the top was the
most extensive one he has yet seen, al
though he has ascended the Trannstein
iui,j-one nines, ine tourists could not
remain long at the summit, as the north
wind was very sharp. The descent took
only an hour and a quarter. The Trann
stein peak is 5,540 feet high. "Vienna
Uor. London News.
Frame and Russia.
Another popular manifestation of
Frenchmen in favor of Russia. tnrv Wloj-a
recently in the Brest theatre, where sev
eral rrencn omcers and the commander
and a lieutenant of the Russian battle
ship Minm were watching the perform-
auuo iruia a uo x. tne request or a
French captain the orchestra began play
ing the Kussian national hymn at the
end of the first act Instantly the audi
ence rose, and led by the French officers
in the box cheered repeatedly with
might and main: "Long live Russia!
Long live France! Long live tbe alli
ancer Paris Letter.
This Pie Was a "Whale."
It is not a violation of t.hn hvlnxm
constitution to say that the pumpkin pie
tnax mrs. ionn itobinson fetched to us
was a whale. A big sweet pumpkin
pie on Christmas day is like meeting an
old Pennsylvanian away out in Califor
nia after you haven't seen a man in two
years that knows thAHA ia snMi &
A fat pumpkin pie is a holiday treat any
uy, iuiu a gooa one is deserving of all
the credit that can be eiven it AnA fhs
women who pumpkin pies make grow
wnere none grew Delore are benefactors
to the race. Brockwayville (PaJ Record.
A Kansas newspaper savs? " a Wash
ington county man played a very sharp
vncs upon a neignoor last week. He
stole a whole herd of c&rtln. inn
sold them, pocketed the money and then
committed suicide. His victim has been
unable to think of any way of getting
even, and is very much disgusted."
Imbedded In n Tree.
A mammoth elm tree, net nnt h "NTo
thaniel Basse tt, in Lee, in 1782, was cut
clown yesterday. A fence post was
found mortised into it. and the number
of rings from the outside of the trunk
into the post showed that it had been
imbedded therein for fifty years. New
Notice to Fuel Consumers
- Have on hand a lot of
Also a lot of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES & KINERSLEY,
Wholesale and Retail DruMists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
C. E. BtfMQ (JO,,
Opera House Bloek,3d St
W"1"? IB HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
V partnership heretofore existing betwnnn .1
w. Boyd, At. 1 and O. D.Doane, M. fi., under the
JLr belonging to the late firm are
R?UK.1.tofir- ,Boyd- Those to whom we are
indebted will please present their bills at once
ir. jwju or ut. uaone.
The Dalles, Or., Feb. 2, 1891.
J. G. BOYD,
O. D. DOANE.
Notice of Final Settlement.
uimju, ih HJfiKEBY GIVEN THAT THE
of Joh Hm ih "l iV"8
" - 7 . , "U . . xueauay, jnarcn da. layi.
at 2 o'clock P. M. at the countv conrt vi
th : t7 ".S""V auH PPpintea as
lMllou iMtv rti.UMn l i .
V.rf ,'i i.i K I 1 "Baring- saia nnai account
and objections to the same, i? any there be. and
me uuai Kniement thereof.
ThiH nntWiBimhli.liui i .1 . .
,. , .-..i.i.,.vj tty Liit- uraer 01 Hon.
TnornbO i county Judge of Wasco County,
Oregon. LAURA SMITH.
Administratrix of said Estate.
IX f"'"" ..cicuv given inai me undersieni
Tl ITl-C 1. 1 1 1 . . .
nave own quit miiHdnted pi.i, nt .i,
im irauuiienu 01 Daniel Handley,
'-h rXZZL'ZZr'li" "la'D "Rainst the
required to nnwnt
months from this dute. to the undRrHfmoa - tt,.
vuuuicni, wim in
" " : , ' ",c ""uersignea at the
office of Mays, Huntington & Wilson, The Dalles,
Dated January 29, 189L
GFORGE A. LIEBE,
J. W. FRENC H,
' " ' ' Executors.
W. E. GARRETSOfl. ,
SOLK AGENT FOB THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Je-welry Made to Order.
138 Second St., Tne Dalles, Or.
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 over twe
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 sulendid
crops of cereals, audits fruits cannot be excelled. It
is the vineyard of Oregon, its grapes equalling Cali
fornia's best, and its other fruits, apples, tears
prunes, cherries etc., are
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 storaee
places to overflowing with
It is the richest city of its size on the coast, and its
money is scattered over and is being used to develon
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 sho Ktanris
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to K. BECK.)
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.'. The Dalles, Or.
Carpets anil Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as t
QUALITY AND PRICES.
H. Glenn has removed his
oflice and the ofllce of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
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
BROOKS & BEERS.
' will sell you choice
Groceries and Provisions
OF ALL KINDS, AND
AT MORE KEASONABLKS KATES
THAN ANY OTHER PLACE
IN THE CITT.
REMEMBER we deliver all pur
chases without charge.
390 AND 394 SECOND STREET.
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 TP RElQT.
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 moreyears at a low rent to anr
responsible tenant. This farm hae upon It a
f ood dwelling; house end necessary out build
ups, about two acres of orchard, about three
hundred aares under cultivation, a large portion
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.
- SARAH A. MOORE, Executrix.