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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon,
an second-class matter.
' Governor 8. Pennoyer
Secretary of State G. W. McDnde
Treasurer '. Phillip Metschan
Supt of Public Instruction E. B. MoElroy
. , 4J. N. Dolph
enators ; jj. H. Mitchell
Congressman B. Hermann
Btate Printer Frank Baker
County Judge. C. N. Tbornbury
bncritf D. I Cates
Clerk J. B. ('roMsen
Treasurer Geo. Knch
Assessor ..John E. Barnett
Burvevnr E. F. Sharp
8uterinteiident of Public Schools. . .Troy fchelley
Coroner. William Michell
THE CELILO PORTAGE BILL.
The Oregonian of yesterday ably urges
the passage of Senator Haley's bill appro
priating 400,000 for a portage railroad
from Celilo to The Dalles. Whatever
may have leen the attitude of the Ore
gonian and Portland toward the opening
of the river in the past, ve believe the
desire, from one end of the state to the
other, at present is in favor of this im
portant improvement. The time has
arrived when the river must be rendered
serviceable to the commerce of the north
west ; the inability of railway companies
to move to market the products of the
past year emphasises the urgent demand
of the people. Eastern Washington is
alive to the importance of these improv
ments and Eastern Oregon, reinforced
by all the northern portion of Western
Oregon, appeals to the legislature as
never before and the present legislature
will respond to our call. The legislature
of Washington will not be out done by
us and just as surely as Senator Raley's
bill becomes a law will the Washing
timians relieve us of the burden of build
ing a portage at the Cascades? The rail
way companies have done and are doing
much to advertise and settle up the
country ; they will continue to be a great
convenience and a necessity but they are
now incapable of handling our products
and we must utilize the means nature
lias given us.
A sad and impressive incident oc
curred in our circuit court Satur
day evening ; it was the iassing of sen
tence upon four young men, all under
the age of 28 years. Three had been
convicted' for grand larceny and one for
simple .larceny. In passing sentence
J udge Webster forcibly called attention
to the great need of some better means
of correcting such young offenders than
the rigorous and necessarily harsh dis
cipline of the penitentiary. One of the
criminals was only 18 years old and
another appeared very little older. To
place such offenders in the company of
and under the same kind of treatment
necessary for old criminals is simply to
thwart the ultimate purposes of law and
punishment. When graduated from
euch a school they are only the more
dangerous to society. The disipline to
which they must necessarily be sub
jected there appears to them only a kind
of revenge, every officer becomes to
them an enemy and they come out im
pressed with the idea that society has
tamed against them and that their only
safety is in preying upon society: their
names are blackened, their pride, if they
had any, is gone and hope has fled. The
additional expense necessary to main
tain them in a reform school would not
be felt after the school was once estab
lished and the state can not afford to
sacrifice its youthful criminals for the
sake of what such an institution would
cost. In a properly conducted reform
school alone can the ultimate purposes
of the law punishment, protection to
society and reformation be accom
plished with such young people. We
believe the present legislature would
render the state and humanity a great
service by appointing a committee of the
holdover Benatora to investigate this
matter, to devise a plan to establish
such an institution and to report to the
The suggestion that the state cannot
afford to appropriate $400,000 for a port
agj road between Celilo and The Dalles,
Le -ause of the necessary increase in taxa
tion is the most "mossbacked" sugges
tion yet offered. The actual increase in
the value of real estate in Eastern Ore
gon, during the next year resulting from
the proposed improvement, will pay a
considerable portion of this expenditure
and the addition to the commerce of the
state will very soon repay the balance.
In live years hence the state will be a
million dollars better off by reason of
E. B. Dufur Esq., left for Salem yes
terday afternoon, carrying with him the
petition asking the passage of the water
bill, which was generally signed : the
universal desire of the tax-payers, (with
a very few exceptions) ia a unit on the
question of the legislature passing the
bill without a substitute. Besides the
Ietition, the majority of the taxable
pit-perty of the city is represented in
person at the capitol.
Pendleton saloon keepers propose to
l)pycott the East Oregonian for having
functioned the action of the recent grand
jury in indicting so many of them.
Their boycott cannot affect the East Or
egonian seriously. It is too valuable a
paper and too necessary to its patrons
for any one faction to hurt it very much.
TUe Dalles Portage BUI.
Portland Oregonian. . ,
This bill, which passed the senate last
Monday, will come up in the house per
haps today or tomorrow. It ought to be
passed. We print the bill today. It
will be seen that it proproses to - appro
priate $400,000 to build the road, and to
put the execution of the work in the
hands of a commission composed of the
governor, the secretary and the treas
urer of the the state.
The time- has come for the state to
uudertake this measure of relief for the
neonle of the interior valley of the Col
umbia river. The state has become rich
enough to do it. It is not an ideal
method of improvement, but the coun
try cannot wait for the government to
construct canal and locks. Portage
roads will le helpful to the country, and
not alone to the division east of the Cas
cade mountains. They will swell the
stream and volume of commerce passing
both ways through this only natural
gateway of a great mountain range, and
will be "as useful to Portland and Astoria
as to the eastern counties of both states.
It is said there is hesitation in the
house about passing this bill, through
fear that it will increase the taxes too
much. But for what better purpose can
taxes be paid? A fair assessment, such
as ought to be had under a new system,
will double the valuation of the state.
A two-mill tax on a valuation of $200,
000,000 and a true valuation would be
nearer $400,000,00(1 would meet this ap
propriation. They who profess to fear
that the people "will not sanction it
would better ask how they are going to
meet the people particularly those of
Eastern Oregon if this is not granted.
It was clear from the beginning that
no arrangement could be made foT joint
action with the state of Washington.
An undertaking requiring the joint
action of states is always difficult. But
if one state takes the lead, another may
presently follow. Let Oregon put in a
portage road at The Dalles, and soon
there will be a loud call upon Washing
ton to put in one at the Cascades. The
people of Eastern Washington will de
mand it, en vtase. The portage road
that Oregon is proposing to put in at the
Cascades will not be very effective, for
the reason that it will be difficult to get
barges and boats of small power up to
the foot of it, and there is not room to
extend it below the foot of the locks.
But it will afford some help ; and since
on the Washington side there is ample
room for easy construction of a road,
there must be an appeal to Washington
to build it. This will succeed as soon as
it becomes apparent that there is a
sufficient portage at The Dalles.
The Oregonian appeals to the house to
pass the Kaley bill. It is not a bill for
the eastern counties alone. Multnomah
Davs a laree part of the state taxes, and
she can afford to pay her full share upon
an undertaking that will improve the
means of transport to' and from the
interior. The country can't wait always
for added facilities of transportation at
this vital point, and now, since we have
become strong enough to ao a necessary
thing, let us do it.
TOKENS OF APPRECIATION.
Fairfield Grange, P. of H., Adopts Some
At a meeting of Fairfield Grange, No.
219, P. of H., held on the Mth'inst., the
following resolutions were unanimously
Resolved, That the thanks of this
grange are due and hereby tendered to
the members of the legislative assembly
of the state of Oregon, and all those who
so kindly assisted in procuring the ap
propriation for the portage railroad
round the obstructions at the Cascades
of the Columbia river.
Resolved, Further, that we humbly
petition the legislate e to adopt Senator
Raley's bill asking for an appropriation
for the removal of the obstructions bv a
portage railroad at The Dalles and Celilo.
After the adoption of the above, the
following resolution of thanks to our
United States senators was passed by
the grange :
Resolved, That the thanks of Fairfield
Grange are due and are hereby tendered
to Senators Dolph and Mitchell for the
prompt attention given the resolutions
offered by Bro. D. J. Cooper, at the
stock holders meeting of the Grange Co
operative Association held at Dalles
City, January 27, 1891, and it is our
opinion that they are doing everything
in their power to further our interests
in the opening of the Columbia river.
D. L. Bolton, Master.
A. M. Allen, Sec.
A New Party. .
Northwest Reform Journal.
A new party is about to be formed for
the contest in '92. This will be an inde
pendent movement for that year only.
Should the movement prove successful
in electing a presidential ticket, no doubt
the minions of combined capital in the
old parties will flock to it and begin to
praise it, as a party, soon capture the
party machinery and control it in their
interest. But we hope partv worship,
and hero worship, are dead--dead be
yond resurrection like the mummies,
too dead to skin. No more monuments.
This paper will continue to point out
that we must have no more party wor
ship. If the independents succeed in
'92 they must , continue independent.
After the war party worship succeeded
principles so far that a platform need
contain any distinct issue in fact since
the war the majority of the voters have
become so stunted in their ideas of what
political issues are, . though party wor
ship, that parties may have practically
the same issues and the mass of voters
not Bee it.
Be independent of the party caucus ;
and all independents should require that
all candidates for public trusts should
present his platform, not the platform
of a party as euch.
Party worship has done a little more
than any other one thing to bring this
nation to the verge of ruin.
Advertisers will understand the value
of an evening paper as an advertising
medium when they remember that the
evening paper is essentially the home
paper. The evening paper is the fire
side companfon, and the, paper which is
read by the family is the one the adver
tisers want to. use. I
BUFFALO BILL'S DAUGHTER.
Sue Can Break a Horse la a Way Alex
ander Would Have Envied.
Finally I drew tip before the Cody res
idence, about a half mile east of the
ranch, and with a sigh of relief. Yes,
Mrs. Cody was at home, the servant
said in answer to my query, and I was
nshered in the most prettily furnished
little parlor that I had ever seen. .. Mrs.
Cody came in a few minutes later and
entertained me for nearly an hour with
pleasing reminiscences of the lives of
herself and her intrepid husband during
the earlier days of frontier life. She
waa a pleasant, easy, graceful talker,
and fully as handsome a woman as her
famous husband ia a man. She was
from Philadelphia, and Cody came from
Chester, the county adjoining. During
oar conversation their little 5-year-old
daughter, Irma, came in and entertained
me with a lot of childish prattle about
what her father waa doing, after which
she gave an illustration of how she could
play the piano.
Cody's eldest daughter, Miss Arta,
was not at home. She had gone to the
state fair at Lincoln. Miss Arta was
then 21 years of age, a magnificent
queenly looking young woman, who waa
credited with having as much courage
and self confidence as her father. Many
pretty stories of her pluck are told by
the residents of North Platte. Among
them is the following:
Some years ago, when Miss Arta was
about 14 years of age, Cody had in his
stable a large, handsome, high spirited
horse that was particularly vicious, so
much so, in fact, that Cody himself did
not care about riding him. One day
Arta concluded that she would ride this
horse, although the stableman sought to
dissuade her. She was determined, how
ever, and succeeded in getting a bridle
on him, and then leaped nimbly onto
his back. The horse reared and plunged,
but the girl kept her seat. Finally the
animal threw her. She was up again in
an instant, and once more on his back.
This time the animal threw her over his
head, and she struck the ground heavily,
scratching her face to a considerable de
gree. With blood streaming down her face,
her eyes filled with tears, and her rage
so great that she looked like a young
tigress, she sprang to her feet crying,
"The brute 1 I'll ride him now if he kills
me," and suiting the action to the word,
gave the horse the most terrible beating
he had ever received, and when she had
completed the animal was as docile as
the proverbial "Old Dobbin," and Miss
Arta rode off triumphantly, while her
father and the stableman looked on in
Another illustration of her confidence
in her ability to take care of herself is
furnished by the fact that one day, dur
ing Cody's first trip to England, she was
reading a letter from him, and at once
decided that she would like to see her
father again. That was on a Wednes
day, at North Platte, Neb., and on the
following Saturday she was on a steamer
leaving New York for England, and
traveled the entire distance of over 5,000
miles alone. Cor. Atlanta Journal.
Keeping the Boon Warm.
How to keep the home warm is often
as trying a problem to the homemaker as
the summer task of keeping her kingdom
cool. Especially is this true in our north
ern and northwestern states, where abit-
j ing cold healthy though the crisp at
mosphere may be gets into the home in
spite of glowing furnace or overworked
stoves. The windows are loose, the doors
gape at their sides and bottoms, and the
bleak wind sweeps in. While it is nec
essary to have ventilation in our homes,
and few houses are built satisfactorily in
this respect, yet it is scarcely wise to
have every casement so loose that no one
can safely sit within three feet of it, or
to allow every door to be so short that
cold air pours continually on the feet.
Care should be taken to remedy this, es
pecially on the northern and western
sides of the house. Rubber weather
strips, which are fastened on with little
brads and can be quickly removed, are
an improvement on the strips of rubber
and wood formerly used, and are made
in different widths, from a quarter of an
inch to two inches, selling by the foot.
Emma Abbott's Will.
Fmma Abbott's will is a most pleasing
surprise. The large property accumu
lated by the singer is to be divided up in
a wise that seems to oa to be most just
and sensible. The parents are handsome
ly provided for, so are the brothers and
sisters, and so are the nephews and nieces;
a sum aggregating about $350,000 is to
be set aside for these purposes. Certain
relatives of her husband are remembered
and $5,000 is bequeathed to Daniel A.
Considine, for a long time her confidential
secretary. A number of charitable insti
tutions come in for legacies, and nine
churches, most of them located in New
York, are to receive the sum of $5,000
each. All Miss Abbott's music, opera
scores and private papers are bequeathed
to Miss Alice Cafferty, of Jersey City,
and from this we surmise that Miss
Cafferty may contemplate a biography
of her friend; such a work certainly
should be undertaken by some competent
hand. Chicago News.
Manicuring In Society.
. "One of the dislikes of the girl of the
period is ma wkishness, " said a matron.
"She won't let her most favored wooer
hug her, unless the embrace has the ex
cuse of a waltz. He can't sit and idly
hold her hand, as her father doubtless
did that of her mother during the still
small hours of old fashioned courtship.
But she is curiously inventive of fads
that will provide the occasion of putting
palm to palm. Fortune telling by read
ing the lines of the hand served the pur
pose for a year or two, but palmistry is
suddenly obsolete. The newer device is
to manicure your lover's nails. The tools
of this pastime are often exquisite, and
the girl is bewitcbingly deft in using
them; but I have observed that no me
chanical clamp has displaced the hands
of the fair operator in holding the fingers
of the fellow whose nails are being clip
ped and polished. " New York Letter. -
Notice to K'tiel Con sumers
Have on hand a lot of '
Also a lot of . .
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES & KESTERSLEY,
Wholesale anfl Retail Dniiists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
EST'D WSF 1862.
d. E. BD (JD.,
Opeira House Sloek,3d St
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
partnership heretofore iHn. vMtuwAii j
G. Boyd, M. D., and O. D.Doane, M. D., under the
linn iKuueui urn. ntiya s uoane, ft as Deen dis
solved by 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
wj turner ur. lioya or Ur. uaone.
J. G. BOYD,
The Dalles, Or., Feb. 2, 189L O. D. DOANE.
Notice of Final Settlement.
"VTOTICE 18 HEREBY niVKU THAT TTTR
-LI undersigned, administratrix of the estate
of John Smith, deceased, has filed her
final account, and that Tuesday, March 3d, 1891,
at 2 o'clock P. M. at the county, court room in
Dalles City, Oregon, has been duly appointed as
the time and place for hearing said final account
and objections to the same, if any there be, and
ui5 iiuoi Dcbucuicui luereoi. .
This notice is published by the order of Hon,
C. N. Tbornbury, county judge of Wasco County.
Oregon. LAURA SMITH.
Administratrix of said Estate.
VTOTICE is herehv tHven thnt fho nnmwimiiui
h?,Xe beea duIy appointed executors of the
uu win aim testaments oi uanlel Hundley,
deceased. All nentnnH huvlnir nl u i ri u nirni iitt hn
estate of said deceased are required to present
them, with the proper vouchers, within six
months from this date, to the undersigned at the
omce oi mays, flunungton Wilson, The Dalles,
Dated January 29, 1891."
GEORGE A. LIEBE,
' J. W. FRENCH,
,W. E. GARRETSON,
SOLE AGENT FOR THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order,
138 Second St., Tha Dalles, Or.
The Gate City of the 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 bver 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
point in America, about
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
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.
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to E. ECK.)
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
Garpets ami Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied aa to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
H. Glenn has removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
the Middle Columbia, and
original wool shipping
5,000,000 pounds being
and all available storage
The successful merchant is
the one who watches the mar
kets and buys to the best advan
tage. 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 KKASONABLE8 RATES
THAN ANY OTHER FLACK
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 nd Cleaning
neatiy ana yuiciciy none. .;,
FINE FARM TO RENT.(
THE FARM KNOWN AS THE "MCORK
Farm" situated on Three Mile creek 3bout
two and one-half miles from The DaIl,Will be
leased for one or moreyears at a low rent to any
responsible tenant. This farm bar upon it a
good dwelling house nd necessary out build
ings, about two acres of orchard, about three
hundred acres under cultivation, a large portion
of the land will raise a good volunteer wheat
ptnnln iri with nrdinarilv favorable weather.
The farm is well watered. For terms and particu-i
lars enquire of Mrs. 8arah A. Moore or at the office
of Mays, Huntington 61 Wilson, The Dalles, Or.
SARAH A. MOORE, Executrix.