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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon,
as kecond -class matter.
llovernor P. -Pennovpr
Secretary of State U. W. Mclir'ide
Treasurer Phillip Metsehaii
Supt. of Public Instruction K. B. McElroy
Coii(lfrkman B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Itaker
Countv Judge C. N. Thornbiirv
Sheritt..: ...!. I. :ate
Clerk : J. li. Croxsen
Assessor John E. Harnett
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
.Superintendent of Public Bchnols. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner William Michell
HELP YOURSELVES. ' .-.
The joint committee of the legislature
of Oregon and Washington met and de
termined to do nothing to open the Col
umbia. The legislature of Oregon -has
yielded to the subtle ' influenceH of the
opponents of an open river and will ad
. journ without doing more than to appro
priate $60,000, for a portage road at the
cascades ; the influence of the large cities
on Paget sound will prevent any legisla
tive, action in Washington, and the gov
ernment will make no temporary im
provements. The increased acreage and
lack of increased transportation facili
ties will add greatly to the past burdens
and embarassments of the producers of
Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Washington,
and no relief can be had for at least two
years, unless the people of the three
states Join hands and independently of
legislative or congressional aid make the
necessary improvements to open the
Columbia. The present is the time to
do this ; the people are enthusiastic and
wonderfully in earnest. Should a pri
vate corjmration be fornnl at once and
a, live, well informed man, who is
thoroughly acquainted with the needs of
the people and who could present the
matter to the people in its. right light,
be placed in the field no difficulty would
be found in placing a million dollars of
stock in these three states. To Astoria,
Portland, Vancoover and The Dalles, an
open river in infinitely more valuable
than the Hunt, or any other system of
railroads ; it turns the commerce of an
vmpire down the channel of this great
river lo our markets. It would create
a transportation linelieyond the control
of any single corporation or individual ;
so far as the river itself is concerned it is
open to any and all, and the portage
roads should and could be so managed
as that they too would be practically
open to all. With this vast volume of
commerce wrenched from' the hands of
the railway companies who now control
it much of the strong influence always
exerted upon congress and the other de
partments of government would be re
moved and the time would le haetened
when poitage railways would no longer
le required. Let us take hold of this
matter after the manner of business
W.ien and open our great Columbia by
our own efforts and with our own means. 1
Portland is most deeply interested ; we
look to her to set the ball rolling.
JIAIL, A XI) FAREWELL!
If that is the course to be ersisted in
by the senate, if all reasonable measures
are to be thrown overboard just because
the corporations now resist them, Ore
gon will be turned over in 1892 to the
alliance, labor and grange party, as sure
as the sun is to rise tomorrow morning.
Without turning over his hand, without
even enacting his theories-,, in either
house, the governor will be made the
political autocrat of Oregon, so far as he
ts capable of being such. The logical
result will le to force him into the posi
tion of leader of the labor and farmer
vote, and under that enforced leadership
Governor Pennoyer will be made United
states senator from Oregon by a legisla
ture of the most radical kind a legisla
ture that will storm the ramparts of
corporation power, and drive it forever
from its position of political power in
Oregon. Does the senate wish to pre
cipitate this course? Salem Capitol
. The Chhomclk would like to know
who will be the alliance candidate for
the United States senate to succeed
Allen. Washington, too, will bid the
old parties farewell if its legislature suc
cumbs as the Oregon legislature has
In the death of Professor Alexander
Wine-hell, of the university of Michigan,
the world has lost one of the ablest
writers UjKu and teachers of the science
of geology. He was the author of sev
eral works of recognized authority, and
as a teacher he stood in the front rank.
In the strata and various formations of
the earth he found only corroborative
evidence of the truth of the Biblical
record of the creation, and in him both
science and religion had an able and
The Raley bill, as amended,' failed to
pass in the "house yesterday, beaten by
three votes. This, while not unexpected
is a serious setback to the project of an
open river. It is unfortunate that the
. house could not take a broad-gauge view
of this matter ; doubtless .the difference
of opinion regarding Washington's
. action had something to do with it, and
the antagonism or indifference of South
ern Oregon was also a factor of obstruc
tion. It is now in order to agitate the
question, shall private enterprise and
the manifest requirements of the situa
tion make up in energetic action what is
lacking in legislative desire to furnish
needed relief . Astorian.
Massachusetts ia a whole population
out in search of religion.
Portland Oregonian : The hou se did
well to reject the senate substitute forr
the Kaley portage railway bill. The
substitute promises no relief of the pres
ent situation. It appropriates $125,000
to build a transfer boat , to run between
The Dalles and the Cascades, in case
congress builds portage railways about
those two obstructions;. This amounts
to nothing. Congress will not build por
tage railways. If the building of a
transfer boat is made contingent upon
this action by congress, it will not be
built. The result of the passage of this
bill would be that nothing will be done.
The transfer boat idea is a good one,
as it would save breaking bulk twice be
tween Celilo and the Cascades, and it
ought perhaps to be made part of the
tKjrtage railway scheme ; but a transfer
boat is of no use without a railway, and
if there is to be a railway, the state must
build it." To spend $125,01)0 for a trans
fer boat in the expectation that congress
will build a railway is to throw it away.
To appropriate $125,000 for that pur
pose, conditioned upon the building of a
railway by congress, is to do nothing at
all. The condition is an impossible one.
Nothing will ever lie' accomplished in
this work nntil all reliance upon the
federal government is abandoned. What
congress will do and what it will not do
in improvement of waterways is made
perfectly clear by precedent and practice.
It will complete the canal around the
Cascade, but it may be ten years about
it. It may some time dig a canal about
the dalles, but it will be at least fifty
years about that. But congress will
make no improvements that are not per
manent. It will do nothing to afford
present relief. If there is to be a port
age railway, the state must build it.
The alternatives are, a portage railway
built by the state, or endurance of the
present embargo upon Columbia river
traffic for a generation.
This ought to be clearly understood by
the friends of the portage railway
scheme. It is understood well enough
by those who are urging the transfer
boat plan, as a substitute for portage
railway.' As well propose a wheel as a
substitute for a cart. The transfer boat
is simply a useful accessory to the rail
way. Time enough to build it after the
railway is built. At the present junct
ure, the transfer boat substitute is made
to serve the same purpose the city hall
commission amendment was intended to
serve, To speak the plain truth about
it, it is another senatorial subterfuge,
intended to defeat the portage railway.
This will lie the practical effect, if it is
adopted. The same result may' follow if
it is rejected. The senate may refuse to
pass the original bill, if the house per
sist in rejecting the transfer boat sub
stitute. In this event, the people of
Eastern Oregon will know just who is
the jailor who turns the key on them for
a new term of commercial imprisonment.
j. ne people ot Wasco Uounty were)
disappointed again yesterday by the news
from Salem, this time on account of the
vetoing of the wagon road bills. For the
first time in many years we had asked
state aid for the construction of a road
and the senators and representatives
had granted our request. The proposed
road over Tygh hill would have been of
great service, not alone to the people of
this county, but to all who pass through
our county on the way to the Willamette
Valley by the way of the Barlow road.
It is sorely needed and was an entirely
proper object for state aid. We believe
that stinginess in the matter of good
and permanent wagon roads in a state
like Oregon is the opposite of true econ
omy. We sincerely hope these bills
will pass over the governor's veto.
It is reported upon our streets today
that Representative McCoy opposed the
passage of the Raley Bill and spoke
strongly against it, giving as his reasons
for so doing that it would be impossible
to construct a portage road on this side
the river around the dalles. We are loth
to believe the report'; if it is true Mr.
McCoy has played false to his constitu
ents. What will the people of Sherman
connty say upon his return ; we venture
the assertion that his, reception will not
be a triumphal one.
We opine the defeat of so many very
important measures in the legislature
which is just ending, in which the "people
are so directly interested, and especially
so far as the transportation problem" is
concerned will result in downing the
republican and democratic parties by
the farmers' alliance at the next bien
nial election arid elect a legislature from
the producers instead of from the hord
of politicians who want office at the ex
pense of justice.
The'effort to pass through the House
a bill to appropriate a sum of monev to
build a transfer boat to ply between the
Dalles and the Cascades, in case the
United States shall build a portage rail
way, was a most shallow and shabby
attempt to ; dodge a responsibility.
It was a proposition to juggle with the
question in the hope of deceiving the
people of Eastern Oregon. It was alto
gether a proper thing that so unworthy
an attempt was killed. It is useless to
play or palter with . this question.
Nobody will be deceived. The govern
ment will not build any portage railway ;
a transfer boat will be of use only after
the portage railway is built, and the
state must build the portage railway if
such a railway is to be . built at all.
Build the railway first, and then it will
be time tec talk about a transfer boat.
Till then, such talk is a tricky effort to
dodge the subject. Portland Oregonian.
Gen. YaUejo'a PoaUloa In California.
One has to go back to the days of tha
famous Spanish "marches,' or frontier
towns built and defended in Spain's he
roic age by her proudest knights, to find
fit parallel in history to the position
held by Gen. Vallejo daring the closing
years of the Mexican role in California.
He had absolute sway for a hundred
miles or more, and he "kept the border."
His men rode on horseback to Monterey
and to Capt. Sutter's fort on the Sacra
mento, bringing him news and carrying
his letters. Spanish families colonized
the fertile valleys under his protection,
and Indians came and built in the shad
ows of the Sonoma mission. "
He owned, as he believed by unassail
able title, the largest and finest ranch in
the province, and he dispensed a hos
pitality so generous and universal that
it was admired and extolled even among
the old Spanish families. J. Qtiinn
Thornton, who visited the coast in 1848,
and published his experiences, says:
"Governor General Vallejo owns 1,000
horses that are broken to the saddle and
bridle, and 9,000 that are not broken.
Broken horses readily bring (100 apiece,
but the unbroken ones can be purchased
for a trivial sum." ; -
' More and more in the closing years" of
the epoch and the days of the. conquest
Gen. Vallejo became the representative
man of his people, and so he has re
ceived, among many of the old families,
the reproachful name of a traitor to Cali
fornia and to his nation. The quiet in
tensity of this bitterness, even today, is
a startling thing. I have seen men - of
pure blood, famous in provincial history,
leave the room at the name of Vallejo.
Charles Howard Shun in Century.
Christopher Columbus died in obscurity
nd poverty at Valadolid, Spain, May
20, 1506. By special favor of the monks
of St. Francis his body was, for a time,
deposited in the vault of their church in
that city, but some years later, in pur
suance of his own expressed wish, the
remains were translated to Hispaniola
and placed in a crypt under the cathe
dral of San Domingo. In 1539 the body
of Diego, the son of Columbus, was also
buried in the crypt, and some years
afterward that of Luis, the discoverer's
grandson, was laid with the other two.
In 1795 the Spanish part of San Domingo
was ceded to the French, but before the
cession permission was given for the re
moval of Columbus' body to Havana.
A metallic case, supposed to contain
the body of the discoverer, was removed
and placed in the Cathedral of Havana,
and the matter rested until 1877, when a
metallic casket was fonnd in the San
Domingo vault, which beyond all doubt
was that of Christopher Columbus. . It
was Inscribed both within and without
with his name and titles, and proved be
yond question that, through haste or
carelessness, the persons who effected
the removal in 1795 had carried away the
body of Diego, the son of Columbus,
and that the remains' of the great ad
miral now rest beneath the Cathedral of
San Domingo. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
. A NortlierB Hondoo.
Sing No. 4 was a pretty good printer
and a, jolly fellow outside when the last
form had gone down. But he was a
southern man, and he couldn't, to save
his life, get rid of the dialect of the darky.
"I doan't know how it is," he used to
say, "but yo' fellahs seem ter see snmpin'
bery sahprisin' about the way I talk."
The boys in the same alley used to have
a good deal of fun with No. 4 and his
dialect, and one day they teased him so
that, dropping a stickful of agate type,
he turned upon the one nearest to him,
and raising both hands exclaimed:
"I cuss yo'! I cuss yo'! I cuss yo' till
de hoodoo gits yoT
That was all very funny for the boys,
but the strange part came three weeks
later,, when the one who , had been
"cussed" was discharged for cause. He
"subbed" around for a couple of days
after that, but couldn't find work again.
It looked as if the hoodoo had caught
Slug No. 4 was treated very respect
fully after that. Somehow - the boys
didn't like thiX hoodoo business. " It was
too uncanny for them. New York Even
ing Sun. -
Eugene Smith, secretary of the New
York Prison association, tells a remark
able story of the answer a thief gave to
the question, "Is honesty the best pol
icy?" It was in the Elmira reformatory,
where a class was undergoing instruc
tion. . A . young man asked permission
to answer the question. "I believe hon
esty is the best policy," said he,-"because
of a case where I knew it to work
that way.' See? There was two young
fellows in New ' York and they was
crooked, see? and they didn't succeed.
They went to Philadelphia, and they
turned over a new. leaf and agreed to be
square and honest. They opened a cloth
ing store, see? and they prospered. They
got everybody's confidence, and they bor
rowed $100,000 to enlarge their business,
and then they failed and got away with
every cent of the money, which they
never could have done if they hadn't
been honest. See?" San Francisco Ar
gonaut. - - -.
Bourkabl Memories. '"
There was a Corsican boy who could
rehearse 40,000 words, whether sense or
nonsense, as they were dictated, and
then repeat them in the reversed order
without making a single mistake. A
physician, about 'sixty years ago, could
repeat the whole of "Paradise Lost"
without- making a single mistake, al
though he had not read it for twenty
years. Enler, the great mathematician,
when he became blind, could repeat the
whole of Virgil's ." F.neid,' and could re
member the first line and last line of ev
ery page of -the particular edition which
he had been accustomed to read before
he became blind.- Spaxe Moments.
Signs of Death.
BellowB What makes you fear your
son out in Colorado is dead?
. Fellows (with a sign) He hasn't writ
ten for money for nearly a month.
Have on hand a lot of
Also a lot of -
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES & KTJTERSLEY,
Wholesale an Retail Drafts.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
t E. BiYAr(D (JO.,
Opeia House Bloel,3d St.
NOTICE 18 HEREBY tilVKX THAT THE
partnership heretofore existing between J.
t.. Boyd, M. D., and O. D.Doaiie, M. D., under the
firm name of Drs. Bovd & Donne, has been dis
solved by mutual consent.
All accounts belonging to the late firm are
payable to Dr. Boyd. 1 hose to whom we are
indebted will please present their bills at once
to either Dr. Boyd or Dr. Daone.
.. ' BOYD,
The Dalles, Or., Feb. 2, 1K91. o. D. WMSK.
Notice of Final Settlement.
T-OTICE IS HEREBY iIVEN THAT THE
H undersigned, administratrix of the estate
of John Smith, deceased, has Hied her
final account, and thakTuesdav, March ad, 1891,
at 2 O'clock P. M. at the countv court room in
Dalles City, Oregon, has been duly appointed as
the time and place for hearing said tinal account
and objections to the same, U anv there be, and
the iinal settlement thereof.
TJ?il,notice ls published by the order of Hon.
C. N. Thornbnry, county judge of Wasco (kmnty,
Oregon. -LAURA tMITH,
, Administratrix of said Estate.
. Executors' Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned
. .. n?,ve bee.n du'y appointed executors of the
last will an testaments of Daniel Handley,
deceased.' All iersons having elaims 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 fc Wilson, The Dalles.
Oregon. . '
Dated January 29, 1891. "
WFOR",E A; MKBK,
. J. W. FRENCH,
Ml E. GARRETSON,
;t -HOLE AGENT FOR THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to. Order.
138 Second St., The Dallas, Or.
Notice to Fuel Co
"'j i.i i3lJ
The Grate 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 aA
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.
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. . i
- 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 K. BKCK.)
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles. Or.
carpeis ana Furniture.
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
' And be Satisfied as t
QUALITY AND PRICES.
Hi G-lenn has removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co to 72
and all available storage
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 REASONABLE RATES
THAN ANY OTHER FLACK
- - IN THE CITYV
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 flj
guaranieeu eacn lime.
!' i i
Repairing and CleOin
i. Neatly and QuicJy Dona. ,
FINE FARM TO RENTj
THE FARM' KNOWN AS 'THE "MOOR
Farm" Bituated on Tliree MUe creek aboi:
two ana one-Dai I miles irom i uts 'I
leaned for one or moreyears at a low rent to art
responsiDie tenant. iu 'Du" - vi""- -
trood dwelling house end necessary out buil
ings. about two acres of orchard, about tnr
hundred acres under cultivation, a large portirt
L- 1 1 .'11 .. I n a n-vf VI kll I T ltt,"T" whPl
VI llir; lit IHI will. 1 . i r. -r ' ,
crop in 18'J1 with ordinarily favomfc weathij
lara enquire of Mrs. Harah A. Moore ox attheofhj
of Mays, Huntington 3t Wilson, The Dalles, U
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