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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Kntered at the Postofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
tlovemor . ..S. Ppnnoyer
Secretary of State . W. Mc-liride
Treasurer Phillip Metclan
8upt. of Public Instruction K. It. McK.lroy
enatorK jj. H. Mitchell
Congressman H, Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
Countv Judge C. N. Thornbury
Sheriff 1. I Catwt
Clerk J. B. Orosseii
Treasurer lioo. Kuch
Commissioners. jKniPk Kiucuid
Assessor .- . ..John K. B irnett
Surveyor K. K. Sharp
Kupekintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy f holley
Coroner William Michel I
OL'Ji WATER BILL AG A IS. I
We have heretofore taken omisioii to
nrjre the passage of Senator Watkiiis' hill
proposing amendments to the present
law relative to our city water works.
From statements which have come to uf,
lioth the bill and our position in relation
to it have .been grossly misrepresented
by it opionentr!. We regret that the
length of the bill is such that it is im
practicable to publiHh ' it in full, but we
re-affirm that the only material changes
proposed are to eliminate all that portion
of the old law which gives to the city
council any control over the city water
works and requires the city to account
for and turnover tolhe w ater commission
all monies received by it from the Bale
of the water lionds and from the sale of
lands under the law of Oct. 19, 1878.. It
will be reiueml)ered that the proceeds of
these lauds were to lie used, after paying
the expenses of surveying and selling,
only for the construction of city water
works. What has liecome of these funds
no one seems to know definitely ; in fair
ness to the city officers we assume that
the money is where it ought to be and
fan li turned over to. the water com
mission without doing any one an in
justice or exacting more than what is
right. In any event the city or its offi
cers is morally, and we believe legally
bound to account for these monies and
be required to put them into the water
fund. The bill further provides that the
treasurer, who is to have control of those
funds, shall give proper bonds and stand
ready at all times to siccount for them.
The ram mission are required to regularly
publish statements of their actions, re
ceipts and expenditures ;-thcy are requir
ed to keep all monies which otherwise
would be idle, loaned upon suoh securi
ties, as shall be approved by the com
mission and city attorney.' We believe
this whole water business should bejn
the hands of men selected by reason of
their ieculiar fitness for tnat purose
nlone. The water commission as at
present constituted is continued, and we
believe they are men whom all agree
will manage the business upon the most
careful business principles. They have the
exienditure of the money raised by the
Npecial tax and the property taxpayers we
believe are the proper persons to select
them. To permit them to be chosen by
all the voter of the city would simply
place the matter under the control of
men who make ward polities a study,
and, in a measure, their profession.
-The bill has been, carefully examined by
many of the leading citizens and lias
lieen approved by a majority of the
property taxpayers of the city. We
believe that it should be thoroughly
examined and criticised. No attempt
has teeii nuule to keep its provisions
from the public and no one interested
in the matter desires anything more
than fair treatment. 1
. Our special dispatches yesterday report
that this bill has been referred to
the Wasw and Sherman delegation and
that n compromise would 1 effected
whereby the exclusive control of the
water works will be in the hands of the
water commission, the funds to remain
in the hands of the city treasurer, and
the commission to have the power to
loan the funds ; the matter of further
bonding the city is referred to the tax
layers of the city. While we hoped to
see the bill passed as introduced; we
much prefer the compromise to not hing.
The bill was prepared after careful con
sideration and its strongest friends were
the heaviest taxpayers of the city. Gen
tlemen of the legislature, if you .can't
give us what we want, don't fail to give
us the compromise. ' .
ALOXO THE QIITO.
From cities and their tributaries come
reports of severe rain storms and damag
ing floods. We never appreciate our
conservative Columbia, with her steady
law abiding habits and vast flow, until
we . hear of the irrepreesable, or rather
irreetrainable little streams of the east.
Like the great Nile our Columbia swells
its floods once a year, not because of a
rain storm extending, a few'milee along
its banks, but by reason of the melting
snow hundreds ot miles from us; and
when this . snow water from Nevada,
Montana, Idaho, . Washington; "Oregon
and a large poi tion of British Columbia
has passed our doors, the Columbia
quietly subsides and assumes the appear
ance of an unimjiortant stream. In June
it flows more water than the Mississippi
but if you should tell an eastern congress
man this they would believe it about' as
readily as when we tell them of our
W. C. T. IT. COLUMN.
For Gdd and Hume and Native Land.
THE DALLKH W. C. T.
YOUTH'S SCUTCH JON LILY.
BY BEV. C. BAJTKIX.
Keep youth's scutcheon Hly-wbite,
Iet no folly stain it;
If life's freshness Kin should blight.
You can ne'er regain it:
Keep pure speech upon yonrtougut9.
In your eye, truth s lustre:
Walk as though angels among
Around your steps cluster.
Take your sandals oft' your feet,
I jfe is always holy :
Everyw here you walk, you meet '
Him, the meek and lowly:
Cod, your Father, io the sky.
You a son forgiven.
Look the futurein the eye,
Face lit up with heaven.
' You shall have the morning-star
'Mid the sill n ts tn glory, .
in that land that is afar.
Where they've gone before you.
Keep youth's scutcheon lily-white:
True to those tbat love you;
nought with blood, and child of light.
True to t;d above you.
TO THIS PUBLIC.
The principle object of temperance
workers is to create a public sentiment
which will lead to better social and legal
conditions. The public conscience must
be reached and molded before success
can be attained.
This must lie done by planting the
truth. The question is how is . the best
way to reach the ieople. Do everything
that helps to make people better.
Io everything that in a greater or less
degree enlightens the multitudes. Not
least among the instrumentalities for
good is the family newspaper. "As a
man readeth so is he."
In this busy pushing latter-end of the
nineteenth century every one must take
time to look ihto the paper. Everyone
wants to know what the world is doing.
We want to use this medium in a very
condensed way to tell the world why we
are an organization. AVhat we are do
ing, and what we want the people to do,
and so we make our bow.
What Has the W. C. T. V. Done for Great
lty Miss Francis E. Willard.
Its mightiest work has leen to unsecu
larize the temperance reform and illus
trate its unmixed religiousness. In the
crusade it was baptized at the altars of
God and received into the church. The
translation of womanhood out of the
passive and into the active voice is the
next greatest result of this movement.
The W. C. T. U. is the Woman Move
ment under church auspicies, and this
is at once its safeguard and its glory.
Its departments include evangelistic
work ; bringing into the great system of
our public schools direct and well-seasoned
temiieranee education , ; training
the children to habits of total abstinence
from alcoholics, tobacco and bad lan
guage; teaching teachers how to teach
the science of temperance and the basis
of physiology, hygiene and chemistry ;
promoting dress reform; indroduchig
temperance habits and education at all
fairs and expositions, and other holidays
of the people ; visiting all institutions
for the defective, dejiendent and delin
quent classes; organizing special work
among railroad employees, soldiers, sail
ors,' miners, lumbermen and ranchmen ;
holding mothers' meetings in the inter
est of White Cross work; circulating
temperance literature and building up a
great publishing house with headquar
ters in Chicago ; studying the relations
of the temberance and labor movement ;
working for peace and international ar
bitration. The efforts of the Young Women's
Christian Temperance Unions .are di
rected rather towards formation than re
formation, towards prevention rather
than cure. They seek to teach the child
ren the iujurious effects of alcholic
drinks, and to lead them, by their in
structions, to lie good home-makers; By
free reading-rooms they endeavor to
keep working boys away from saloons
and improper places of amusement, dur
ing their. leisure hours. They strive by
social influence to raise the standard of
total abstinence among their own associ
ates, and by the , distribution of litera
ture, they seek to create an intelligent
temperance sentiment among all classes.
On September 29, 1892, the order of
Sons of Temperance will lie fiftv years
old. In connection with the four hun
dredth anniversary of the discoverv of
America- by Columbus an effort will be
made to increase the membership of the
Eastern New York division to 20,000. If
this is accoinnlished- tlieritvlar u-;n num
ber on this continent over one hundred
Words faoin an Old Teacher.
Here is some good advice which forms
not a little of the basis of the temper
ance propaganda. It comes to us in the
form of four proverbs from Confucius,
1. "The man that knows and knows
not that he knows, he is asleep ; wake
2. "The man that knows not and
knows not that he knows not, he is a
fool; leave him."
3. "The man that knows not and
knows that he knows not, he is an open
minded man ; reach him."
4. "The man that knows and knows
he knows, he is a sage ; heed him."
The committee of the Washington
legislature appointed to investigate the
charges against Judge Sachs, of Port
Townsend, has had the moral courage to
recommend his removal. The principal
charges were those of gambling and prejudiced-decisions
and as to the charges of
gambling were substantially admitted.
Too frequently such investigations end in
a "whitewash" and are worse than a
farce. If one official position, more than
another, demands freedom from the
merest suspicion of wrong, it is that of a
judge. Notwithstanding this action of
the committee Sachs persist in holding
- There are only 200 women preachers
in this country. Still most married men
think thev have one.
Old KnamlH ClMp Haadi.
George T., tjlmer, an actor, ; who it
playing in the smaller towns of the state,
was a soldier iu the northern army dur
ing: tho war of the rebellion. ; At the
battle of Lookout- Mountain he was left
in command of a heavy field piece. - A
party of Confederates made an attack,
and to defend himself at close range Ul
mer drew his pistol and shot one of the
Confederates three times, wonnding him
Monday Ulmer came to this city from
Stockton to look After some show print
ing for his com pany at the printing house
of Francis, Valentine & Co. on Sanaome
street. While there lie stepped into the
engraving department to examine a stock
of wood cuta. Suddenly be beard some
"My God! There's the man who shot
i Ulmer turned like a flash and found
hinwrif face to face with the soldier
whom he had shot at the famous battle
twenty-eight years ago. The men glared
at each other, but only for an instant.
Then there, was moisture in their eyes,
and George. T. Ulmer, actor, and Will
iam W. Garrison, . engraver, clasped
hands.' Garrison has lived' here for sev
eral years, and is still a sufferer from the
pistol wounds received at the hands of
Ulmer. Before leaving the printing house
Ulmer said to Garrison:
"Old man, from this date 1 will give
you half of my army pension. " San
Kleetrie Snow Sircepen. .
. The companies manufacturing snow
plows and sweepers are . said to be just
now overwhelmed with orders. The
value of these appliances in dealing with
large quantities of snow has been so
thoroughly demonstrated that improve
ments on even, the latest machines are
being brought out almost daily. A new
-snow plow for electric street railways
differs in many respects from the old
fashioned cylindrical . shaped broom,
revolving beneath the body of a truck
and throwing the snow and dirt in all
direction It consist of an ordinary
car truck equipped with two motors, one
of which propels the car while the
other revolves two sets of shovels. The
snow on the rails is picked up by a cir
cular box, from which the revolving
shovels take it . up and throw .it out
through a spout. jThia snow plow can
be operated equally well by night or by
day, and is. said not to interfere with the
regular traffic, upon the streets. New
A Telephone la Kverr Room.
The telephone is put to a new use in
the great hotel at Tampa, which : Mill
ionaire Plan has just built to rival those.
of Millionaire Flager at St. Augustine.
Instead of an electric press button every
room will have, a telephone connected
with, the office. . Guests will be able , to
communicate not only with . the office,
but with their friends in other rooms at
will. The great orchestrion which watt
one of the marvels of the Paris exposi
tion is to be placed in the large music
room of the hotel. It lias been arranged
that any guest in his room can, by merely
telephoning to the office, be connected
with the orchestrion and have the music
transmitted to him in full volume. In
fact, he can put in actual . practice one
of the most wonderful of Bellamy's con
ceptions, and every night, if he likes, go
to sleep listening ; to the finest of har
monies. New York .Sun.
A- Dinner Lost nnd -Won.
An enormously large hawk poised - in
midair . a. f e w : days - ago over i Jacob
Heather's fine flock of Shanghai chickens
at . Durham, . Bucks county. ; Selecting
one of the finest, a seven pound rooster,
the hawk fell upon it, and majestically
bore. it. skywjard. The - contemplated
meal was never to be , eaten, . however,
for Walter Hamortin happened to be
gunning under the path of the hawk's
flight, and succeeded in bringing the
latter to earth.' ' The rooster was unin
jured, while' the pirate had his head
blown off. Philadelphia Times.
Swlnfs av Scytho t Ninety-four.
Recently ..we noticed our. venerable
friend, Aaron , Burnham, who is only 94
years old, mowing thatch on the borders
of the canal adjoining Long Causeway.
He carried the scythe through the coarse
frozen grass in a very remarkable man
ner for a youth of his age. After get
ting enough mowed for his immediate
wants he proceeded to load it on a wheel
barrow, starting home with it as spry as
a young man of 20. Essex Echo. ...
Three Golden Weddings.
Three golden weddings in one family
are remarkable,, even in a community
of long lived people.. In New Hamp
shire recently Deacon Thomas K Fol
aom and wife, of . Exeter, ' celebrated
their golden wedding. ' Deacon Folsom's
brother, at . Abington, Mass.. . also a
deacon, some time ago celebrated his
golden . wedding, and a sister, living at
Tuftonborough, observed the same event
two years age. Boston Journal.
Bishop John .P Newman, who is one
of the best known Methodist divines and
educators in the country, will be a promi
nent . figure at the quarter centennial
Methodist jubilee that is soon to be held
in New Orleans. He will speak on "The
Future of the Negro- Race" a subject
which he is particularly fitted to discuss,
as much of his work has been among the
colored people of the south.
The late Attorney General Devins was
a tall, , broad shouldered man, with a
long, oval face. His eyes were dark, his
features .regular, and the lower part of
his face was covered by an iron gray
mustache and short beard. - His manners
were most dignified and courteous.
Recently the 10-inch breech loading
cast iron wire wrapped gun at Sandy
Hook was filled with 265 pounds of pow
der and a projectile weighing 800 pounds.
The carriage broke and the tests were
not completed. .
To settle a bet a man in Van Wert
county, O., wheeled a wheelbarrow con
taining 150 cats for three miles over a
muddy country road.
Notice to Ptael Consumers
- Hare on hand a lot of
Also a lot of
QRDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
' Office corner ' -
Third and Union 'Streets,
SNIPES & KXNTERSLEY,
Wholesale anfl Retail DiMists.
Fine Imported. Key West arid Domestic
& E. BYAI(D do.,
Opevsx House Bloek,3d St.
OTICE' IS HEREBY iilVKX THAT THE
" kuviouifj uvivwiiure exiHiing Decween
U. Boyd, M. D., and O. D.Xxutne, SI. U., under the
firm 1IMIT1P I if I tru Unci It. 1 1 V. 1 ....
solved by mutual consent.
All-accounts belonging to the late firm are
juniible ta l)r. .Boyd. Tuoho to whom we are
indebted will pleat present their bills at once
to either Dr. Boyd or Dr. Duone.
. , - .1. i. BOYD,
The DallesrOr., Feb. 2, 1891. o. I. UIIANK.
Notice of Final Settlement.
"OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
V nnderhitrned, administratrix of the extate
of - John Smith, deceased, has filed her
hnal account, and that Tuesday, March 3d, 1891,
T,ocik p- M- Ht County court room in
Dalles t.ity, Oregon, bus been dulv appointed ax
the time and place for hearing said final account
and objection, to the Maine, if any there be, and
the final settlement thereof.
,. Thi notice is published by the order of Hon.
Thornbury, county judge f Whmco County,
Oregon.. I.AUUA SMITH,"
Administratrix of said Estate.
; Executors Notice.
--OTKJK is hereby.given that the nndewiffued"
, .Xe bce.n dufy appointed executors of the
liwt will and teatamenta of Daniel Handley,
deceased. All persons having claims against the
estate of Raid deceased are required to present
them, w-itn the proper Touchers, within six
months from this date, to the undersigned at the
ofhceW Mays, Huntington & Wilson, The Dalles;
Oregon. - '
. Dated January 29, 1891.
MKOKGR A. LIKBK,
, KATE HANDLEY.
W; E. GARRETSON,
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St., The Dallea, Or.
f Anrfin in
I KHII I II II
SOLE AGEXTPOK THK
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 agri4
cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching as
far south as Summer Lake, a distance of over twe
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, 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
full Its possibilities incalculable! Its resources un
limited! And on these corner stones she stands. d
S. L. YOUNG,
(SorcMorto E. ltKCK.)
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalle. Or.
Garpets anfl Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as t
QUALITY AND PRICES.
H. Glenn has removed hi&
office and' the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
The . successful merchant is
the one who watches the mar
kets and buystothe 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 RBAftONABLEH BATES
THAN ANT OTHER PLACE
IX THE CITY.
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 TO RENTf
THE FARM KNOWN A3 THE "MOfT
Farm" situated on Three Mile creek alxTwf
two and one-haJf miles from The Dallos, will be
leaved for one or moreyears at a low qmt to any
responsible tenant. This farm hatMKoon It a
good dwelling house pud neccssar out build
ings, about two acres of orchard, about three
hundred acres under cultivation, a larfre portion
of the land will raise a pood volunteer wheat
crop In lsjl with ordinarily favorable weather.
The furm is well watered. For terms ana particu
lars enquire of Mrs. Sarah A. Mooreor at theoffiee
of Mays, Huntington fc Wilson, The Dalles, Or.
SAKAH A. MOORE, F.xecutri
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