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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postofnce at The Dalles, Oregon,
an second-class matter.
tSovernor S. Pennover
BeCTetary of State O. V. McHrlde
Treasurer. .. Phillip Metschan
Supt. of Public Instruction.
.E. B. MoElroy
(J. N. Dolph .
J. H. Mitchell
County Judge C. N. ThornburT
Sheriff D. 1. Cates
Clerk J. B. tjrosseii
Treasurer Ueo. Kuch
Assessor..... John E. Burnett
Surveyor. E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner William Michell
MR. HERMA NN A T WORK OX THE
The river and harbor bill had a hear
ing last Friday in the committee room,
through the' effort of Mr. Hermann who
prevailed on the speaker to call the
committee on rivers and harbors together
for the purpose of considering Mr. Dolph's
hill appropriating the total estimated
amount necessary for the completing the
work at the mouth of the Columbia and
the Cascade locks and canal. The
limited time of the remaining congress
precludes the possibility of getting the
appropriation through, but in veiw of
this Mr. Hermann thought it more prac
ticable to submit a substitute authoriz
ing contracts to be made at once ior the
entire completion of the work. Mr.
Hermann said similar bills had been
reported on favorably by this committee,
and to pass this by without favorable
recommendation would be a grave dis
courtesy to this senate bill and an unjust
treatment of one of the great waterways
of this country, and explained at length
the importance of immediate action in
this matter which does not directly make
an appropriation but expedites the great
work through the systems of contracting
for the material and entire work. Mr.
Hermann was authorized by the com
mittee to make a favorable report to the
house. The substitute provides that the
contracts shall not exceed $1 ,872,000 for
the mouth of the river, and $815,000 for
the Cascade locks and canal. The un
expended funds of the last appropriation,
together with the amount asked in Mr.
Dolph's bill is believed to be sufficient
to complete this great work at the
Cascades if done by contract, at an early
day. Mr. Hermann is very confident if
he can get a recognition in the house for
the considering of the substitute it will
be favorably acted on as the river and
harbor bill is the ouly one that harmon
izes all sections and unites all rival
One more of the great. leaders in the
war for the maintenance of the union
have joined the millions, who, "since
first the flight of years began have laid
them down in their last sleep." Ad
miral David Dixon Sorter died suddenly
at his home in Washington on the 13th
inst. A son of a naval officer, distin
guished in our history, he used well the
opportunities offered him by the civil
war to render efficient service to his
country and thereby endeared himself to
the loyal people of the nation. His
services in conjunction with General
Grant at Vicksburg were essential to the
latter's success and Grant never lost an
opportunity to show his appreciation of
the assistance he there received. In
many respects an abler man than his
associate; Faragut, he lacked the moral
courage and frank honest nature which
so endeared the latter to the American
The committees appointed .by' the
legislatures of Washington and Oregon
to devise some plan of action for portage
railways at The Dalles and Cascades,
met at the Hotel Portland Friday even
ing and again on Saturday. The sub
stance of their work was a decision that
neither state could assist the other on
account of legal difficulties. We very
much regret this decision, for we believe
that the interests of both states demand
that joint action should betaken to in
sure the overcoming of these obstructions.
We suggest in lieu of any other plan that
each state appropriate, say $100,000, as a
bonus to the first individual or corpora
tion that will undertake the construction
and operation of a portage road from
Celilo . to The Dalles, the recipient of
these endowments or gifts to give satis
factory bonds "to each etate that it wDl
build within . a certain time and will
operate the road or roads upon prescribed
terms for- a . certain length of time or
until the permanent improvements are
completed by the United States. East
ern Oregon and Washington are in dead
earnest about this matter and with some
Buch aid a company would be organized
at once to build the portages. , - .
One of the most important events in
the political history of Oregon is the
passage of the Australian ballot law,
which has passed both houses and been
signed by the governor. This is a long
leap in the right direction. We may
lose a portion of our population, the
professional ward strikers, who will be
forced to seek employment elsewhere,
but we will hope to make up the loss
before the next census farce is put on the
stage and we believe the loss will not
seriously effect the money market.
THE DEAD HERO.
' William Tecumseh Sherman, ex-general
of the army of the United States, was
born in Lancaster, Ohio in 1820. His
father one of the judges of the supreme
court of Ohio, died in 1829 and William
was educated in the family of the Hon.
Thomas Erwing until he had reached
the age of 16, when he went to West
Point, and graduated In 1840 ;' he then
entered the U. S. Army, and was pro
moted to the rank of first lieut. in 1841.
He acted as assistant adjutant general,
in 1847, and obtained a breyit of captain
in the regular army from May, 1848, for
meritorious services in California during
the war with Mexico. He was appoint
ed commissary of subsistence in 1850,
served at St. Louis and New Orleans,
but finding his pay inadequate to support
his family, resigned his ' commission
September 6th, 1853, and removed to San
Francisco when he was a partner in a
bank till 1858, when he returned to St.
Louis and was elected superintendent of
the Louisana State Mlllitary Institution,
which position he resigned when the
Civil War began. After the. fall of Fort
Sumpter he was commissioned colonel of
fhe 13th infantry, and comnanded the
3rd brigade at the unfortunate battle of
Bull Run, on the 21st of July 1861. On
the reorganization of the National army,
Colonel Sherman was made brigadier
general of volunteers, and accompanied
General Anderson to Kentucky, where
he succeeded him temporarily in com
mand, until at his own request he was
relieved by General Buell, and was or
dered to Missouri. In the early part of
1862, he was appointed to the command
of a division under General Grant, and
acted with great bravery at the battle of
Sliiloh on the 6th of April ; he was pro
moted to the rank of major general on
the 1st day of May, and . when the de
partment of Tennessee was formed, in
December, he was made commander of
the lofli army corps. At the end of that
month, he led an expedition to Vicks
burg, but the works were too strong to
be taken by assault, and he was obliged
to withdraw his troops, after a severe
fight. He commanded the wing of the
army that captured Fort Hindman, Ar
kansas, January 10th, 1863, after which
he resumed command of the 15th army
corps ; took part in the siege of Vicks
burg, which capitulated July 3rd 1863,
and led the expedition which captured
Jackson City July 10th.
When General Grant was placed in
command of the army previously under
General Rosencrantz, he gave the com
mand of the department of the Tennes
see to General Sherman, who encoun'
tered General Longstreet, and obliged
him to retreat, November 20th, ' and in
February, 1864, made his expedition to
Meridian, Mississippi, and broke up that
important railroad center, driving Gen
eral Polk's army out of Mississippi,
Having been charged with the command
of the army in Georgia, May 4th 1864,
he commenced the expedition through
that state, which ended in .the capture
of Atlanta, the capital city. .
General Hood thrice attacked the Fed
eral army, and was repulsed, sustaining
considerable loss. After his third fail
ure, General Hood acted merely on the
defension in i Atlanta, which fell into the
hands of the Nationals in the beginning
of September. In October Hood began
his movement towards Tennessee.
Sherman followed him as far as Resacca,
75 miles,- drove him from the railroad,
and then sent part of his army to Ten
nessee to defend that State, and with the
balance began his wonderful "March to
the Sea," to act in concert with the
Union army in Virginia against General
Lee. The distance from - Atlanta to
Savanah is 260 miles. General Sherman
accomplished the march with very little
loss in 23 days ; and Savannah fell into
his hands December 21st; 1864. The
news of its late capture was received
with great rejoicing, not only because it
showed how triumphant the campaign
in Georgia had . been, but because it
opened up the seaboard of the state,' and
inflicted a heavy blow to the Confeder
ate cause. General Sherman defeated
the Confederate army of North Carolina
at Bentonville, in that State, March 19th
1865, and soon afterwards paid a visit to
General Grant, to concert those measures
for the defeat of General Lee, which end
ed in the submission of that general,
and that of General J. E. Johnston, who
surrendered his army to General Sher
man, April 26th 1865, which was one of
the closing actions of the war.
General Sherman was promoted to the
rank of lieut. general, of the army July
25th, 1866 ; and . succeeded to General
Grant as general of the United ' States
Army March 4th, 1869.
General Sherman after the war, made
his home at St. Louis, Mo., although he
lived in New York at times ; never left
the. chosen spot, only for a season, so
attached to its environment he requested
that his body be well away iri its dust
with military -honors, a short time be
fore he died. ' '
General Sherman was a great soldier,
in the full meaning of the term, a man
of stern and. determined character,
whose force of will-power suffered no
defeat in an undertaking as his march
to the sea verified though it might, cost
great loss, or sacrifice. -
He was a man of strong impulses and
unyielding in whatever he believed to be
right. He was strongly attached to his
friends, thongh his deportiwent led them
to doubt his sincerity, but his enemies
he hated with a bitter hatred, which
no doubt was due to his excitability and
morbid self-esteem Whether his
soldiers loved him as they did General
Grant is another thing, ' he was born a
soldier and died one. .. $ - '
. "No morrow's boom, or sunset gun, ' -
Or tramp of legions hnrrying on.
Shall wake the land where he has gone." ..
There are said to be those-who object
to The Dalles portage railway bill on the
ground that it will make taxes too high.
But for what purpose can taxes better be
paid? When the object is considered,
an appropriation of $400,000 is but a
bagatelle for the", state. Isn't it high
time to crawl out of that old shell? A
fair assessment will raise the valuation of
the state to $250,000,000 and payment of
$400,000 on such valuation will be easy
enough. Of course the state has no
money to be wasted, " but for a purpose
like this it should have money in ample
supply. Oregonian. t :. f. ;
The amount of -money saved to the
producer in Eastern Oregon in two years
would build the portage road and the
success of the farmers would be so great
that land would be taken up and culti
vated in so much larger quantities that
the taxable property of this section
would be more than doubled within the
same time. The tax for the building of
the road will never be felt so great
would be the increase of the products of
the farms. We believe, too, that as a
speculation, it would pay the state to
build the portage road, as the volume of
business done by the road would soon
make it a paying investment. The leg
islature of this state should not quibble
for co-operation with Washington, but
march straight up to the work and pass
the bill. Do not let this long suffering
people wait two years longer for justice
and remain at the mercy of a robler
railroad corporation longer while relief
is- so easy and so near at hand. The
legislature has done well in passing one
portage bill how let that body finish the
grand work and it will receive the
thanks of a people released from a worse
than Egyptian bondage. '
One of the speakers at the mass meet
ing Saturday' evening rejoiced over the
,paesageof the portage railway bill because
we are "all in it ;" and the sentiment
was expressed by others that The Dalles
was in greater need of unity than of any
other single commodity. If this has been
true in the past it cannot be changed too
quickly for our own good. No man can
succeed alone in any community ; his
success is limited only by his readiness
to aid and to be aided by his fellow citi
zens. Every citizen, when matters of
public interest are at stake, owes much
to his fellow citizens and if he is willing
to stand by the community then his
reward is certain- in matters of personal
interest. The man or set of men who
are ever seeking personal gain at the ex
pense of the public interests ought to
move where communities don't exist
say Nevada. r .
What is the matter with an electric
motor portage road. The falls at Celilo
or The Dalles will furnish the lightning
and the expense of operating would be
reduced to a minimum.
Portraits of Christ.
There is no portrait of Christ which
can be pronounced authentic. The Jews
were forbidden by their law to make
likenesses, and so art, as we understand
the word, scarcely had among them an
existence. There are, however, two por
traits which' have the merit of extreme
antiquity, and were both probably made
at some time in the First century. , The
one ia cut on an emerald, the work pur
porting to have been done by command
of the Emperor Tiberius. The jewel was
preserved in the treasury of Constanti
nople, but in some way fell into the
bands of the Turks beforethat city was
taken ' by them, and about 1483 was
given by the sultan to Pope Innocent
VIII as a - ransom for the sultan s bro
ther., . ... ! ,. -i . ..
. The other portrait is on a fine brass
medal discovered in Anglesea, Wales, in
the year 1702.. . The workmanship is that
of the First century, and a Hebrew in
scription on the reverse declares the por
trait to be that Of the prophet Jesus.
The two portraits bear a close resem
blance, but it is altogether probable that
both are ideal, and that each followed
the description of Christ given in . the
well known but not well authenticated
letter of Publius Leu talus. The napkin
portrait . called St. Veronica's is much
more modern, and is probably a copy of
the emerald likeness. St. Louis Globe-
Democrat. ; , ,
The stomach of a shark has for many
years been supposed to be capable of di
gesting anything he could swallow, no
matter what the substance thereof, but
he must now take a back seat. The
juice of one jolly pineapple will dissolve
ten pounds of tough beef, and dyspeptics
and. pineapples will now .be boon com
panions Detroit Free Press.
-Competent to Judga.
' Little Johnnie had just returned from
a star chamber meeting at which his
mother had treated him to a. laying, on
of slipper. Amid tears he turned to his
little sister and said:., ''Don't , I wish
grandpa - hadn't thrown', that ' slipper
when ma got married.: -; She just throws
It at me ever since." St. Joseph News.
Mrm. W right's Bed Quilt Record. '
Mrs. Priscilla Wright has made twenty
bed quilts since she was 90, and has just
begun her twenty-first. - Quite-remarkable
for an old lady. Plymouth (Mass.)
Letter. . :. '.-
Meerschaum is imported in boxes, say
30 inches in length, a foot wide and 15
or 18 inches high, and holds about 50
pounds. A. box costs from $75 to $200,
and as high as $325. The price all de
pends upon the quality. . .
.The process of eating wellia a science.
The food should not be bolted and hur
ried into the stomach before it is ready
to be placed there. .
Notice to Fuel Consumers
-- - ' - Have on hand a lot of
" Hard Wood.
Also a lot of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES & KESTERSLEY,
Wholesale and Retail Dniiists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
& E. Bip(D CO.,
OpePaHouse Bloek, 3dSt.
NOTICIK IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
partnership heretofore existing between J.
Ct. Boyd, M. D., and O. D.Donne, M. IX, under the
firm name of Irs. Boyd & Ooane. has been dis
solved by mutual consent.
All accounts belonging to1 the late firm arc
f livable to Dr. Boyd. Those to whom we are
ndehted will please-present their bills at once
to either Dr. Bovd or Dr. Daone.
. J. G. BOYD.
. The Dalles, Or., Feb. 2, isni.- .. D. DOAN'E.
Notice of Final Settlement.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned, administratrix-of the estate
of John Smith, deceased, has filed her
final account, and that Tuesday, March ad, 18U1,
at -2 o'clock P. M. at the county court room in
Dalles City, Oregon, 1ms been duly appointed as
the time and place for hearing said final account
and objections to the same, if any there be, and
the final settlement thereof.
This notice is published by the order of Hon.
C. fc. Thornbury, county judge of Wasco County,
Oregon. LAURA SMITH,
Administratrix of.said Estate.
OTICE is hereby given that the undersigned
have been duiv HntwiintMi .v.ni ..s .i.
" icsiamenis ot 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
office of Mays, Huntington A Wilson, The Dalles.
Dated January 29, 1X91.
GEORGE A. LIEUE,
J. W. FRENCH,
KATE HAN DLEY,
W. E. GARRETSON,
: SOLE AGENT FOR THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
The Grate City of tlie Inland Empire is situated at
the head of navigation on
is a thriving, prosperous
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. ' : t'lri
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,
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 iruA
i;m4J f A J
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S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to E.; BECK.)
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
Garpets and Furniture.
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied aa to
QUALITY AND PBICES.
H. Glenn has removed his
oflice and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
the Middle Ctolumbia, and
and all available storage
1 . ,
The successful merchant is
the one who watches the mar
kets and buystothe 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 MOKE REAgONABIES BATES
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 TQ RENT.
THE FARM" KNOWN As'LrtE "MOORK
Farm" situated on- Three Mile creek about
two and one-ball mlU from The Dalles, will ba
leased for one or morteCars at a low rent to any
responxible tenant. This farm bar upon it a
?;ood dwelling house ud necessary out build
ngs, about two acres of orchard, about three
hundred acres under cultivation, a large portion
of the land will raise a good volunteer whejtt
crop in 1891 with ordinarily favorable weathqr.
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.
SAJIAH A. MOORE, Executrix. ,