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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered t the Poatomce at The Dalles, Oregon,
an second-class matter.
governor 8. Pennover
Secretary of State . W. lieBride
Treasurer PhlUlp Metschan
Bupt of Public Instruction E. B. McKlroy
' enatora 3- N- D'Ph
enaiora jj h. Mitchell
Congwwman B, Hermann
8tate Printer : . . . . Frank Baker
County Judge...... : C. N. Thorubury
Sheriff D. I- Catea
Clerk :...'.... ...1. B. Crossen
. Treasurer Geo. Kuch
" Commissioner. J rV.nk'TtSSfd
Assessor . John E. Baruett
Surveyor K. F. Sharp
. ttnperintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Hhelley
Coroner William MicheU
EXTRAVAGANCE IN RAILROAD
It is a poor compliment to the manage
. merit of the Union Pacific Railway Co.,
that 120 cars of -wheat, on an average ;
are daily shipped from the Walla Walla
country to eastern markets and the
shippers ot that wheat-arej-able to pay-;
tnree centa-per DtraneT more for it than
can the buyers for the Portland market.
In other words, the Union Pacific exact
. three cents per bushel more for carrying
wheat from Walla Walla to Portland, a
distance of about two hundred miles, than
does the Northern Pacific for carrying it
t nearly ten times that distance. Is it
possible that the Northern Pacifie are
doing this business for the pleasure of
taking it from . the hands of the Union
Pacific, or is the Union Pacific simply
choking its own throat in an attempt to
swallow all the profits of wheat raising?
With a country, naturally tributary to
this road which, with the least encourage
ment in the world, can give it all the
freight btmmeHH it can handle with
double its present rolling, stock, with a
people to deal with who are not less in
telligent, enterprising and fair than the
inhabitants of other states, it makes no
effort to encourage settlement within its
. natural territory, and is regarded by its
patrons as their most powerful enemy
and unmerciful master. The entire
population along the portions of its road
in Oregon and Washington are today
aroused as never before to resist what
neems to thein the efforts of this corpo
ration to drive tliem from their farms
and their homes. Their apprehensions
may be and perhaps are overdrawn in a
measure, but the plain, indisputable fact
nevertheless remains that its rates are
" disproportionate to those of other roads
and that little or no profit ia left to the
producers when their products are
marketed. So strong has become the
feeling against the company that when
it appears an a litigant liefore the courts
' the average jury of farmers can not be
, led to see any merit in its claim, and it
is notorious that all that is necewary for-
tu opposing party is. to make a case
sufficiently strong to go to the jury in
order to prevail. So strong is the feeling
that the company are capable of injustice
alone, that most men deem it entirely
' legitimate to avail themselves of any and
every opportunity to get even ; to steal
from the company and to aid others in
stealing from it, are deemed proper
means of revenge with men otherwise
honest ; in fact it has about as few friends
-among its patrons as had the secession
ists in New England when Sumpter fell.
This condition of affairs may be a necess
ary result of operating a railroad but we
do not understand why it should be so
. any more than in the carrying on of any.
other large enterprise. Under the
present exactions upon producers of this
country there is nothing to encourage
the further settlement of the country and
i the absence of such settlement the
business of the road can not increase ;
the bitter prejudice and enmity will
.grow until a union among the producers
is cemented strong enough to enable
them to open the Columbia to naviga
tion and thus break the bonds in which
this company now holds the commerce
of the country. -
Our friends at Hood River send up a
bitter wail over the death of the Cas
cade county bill, and take occasion to
censure Representative Johnston and
some of our citizens most severely be
cause of their opposition. We plead
Kilty to the change, that the.; people of
the eastern portion of the county op
posed the bill, and we presume a consid
erable portion of the inhabitants of the
territory of the proposed new county
would do the same. It was the opposi
tion of the people of Cascade Locks com
bined with the general feeling in the
legislature against the creation of new
counties that defeated the bill. Had we
of The Dalles maintained an armed neu
trality, he opposition of the people of
Cascade Locks would have killed the
bill ; and had not the sentiment of the
people of The Dalles been grossly mis
represented by the Hood River advo
catesjof the bill it is probable that no
direct opposition would have been made
here. We think the people of what
would have been Cascade county have
themselves and not Representatives
Johnston and Welch, or our citizens, to
thank that Cascade .county is not a
In selecting ex-Governor Chas. Foster
of Ohio for the treasury iortfolio, Presi
dent Harrison has reaffirmed his belief
in the general principles of the Republi
can party. Foster in a strong advocate
of a protective tariff and is a representa-
tive republican . in ' all other respects,
He is a firm, conservative- financier and
his appointment gives assurance that
the policy of his predecessor will be
closely followed. : . '.'""- '''-V v..'
. From Pendleton and Walla Walla to
Astoria the proposition to open the river
by a private corporation results 'with
strong encouragement. This Is the only
sure method of getting the work done
within the.next decade. As long as the
railway companies can obstruct legisla
tion, as they now seem to be able to do,
the river will remain obstructed. ". '
HOW TO RUN A NEWSPAPER.
Chicaoo. Feb. 11. Judge Blodgett
has on hearing in the United States Dis
trict Court a litigation to determine
what part of the capital stock of the
Chicago Times is fraudulent. . The case
is a relic of the time when James J. West
ran a brief but brilliant course as editor
Kof the pajer'. i ' .
Among tlic evidence introduced today
was an interesting letter written bv
West to one of the stockholders during
the following extract is taken as show
ing the policy of the editor : . ,
..It is the-province of a newspaper to
make them fear -rather than to make
them love. A goody-goody paper won't
fay and never has paid. What I would
ike to do here is to raise hell from- one
end of this city to the other, and that is
the best way to win friends and make
them useful to us. -. My wife saya-l have
no friends except those-- who are.' afraid
to be my enemies..".: : i ;:
Oregon 'has a few eontftiiVptible repre
sentatives of this same red-eyed style of
newspaper pirates, but they . only flour
ish where they can draw sustenance
from the lower levels of humanitr.
GOOD LORD DELIVER US.
The legislature ought to have author
ized the construction of a portage rail
way at The Dalles. Had it enacted a
proper ' assessment law, this railway
cuum nave Deen nmii ana tne state
would not have felt the outlay. The
next legislature could have ordered the
construction of a transfer boat, which
Could be built in ninety days, and the
proDiem wouia nave been solved. But
where one. .member was ready . to urge
immediate action, two or three were
always, at hand to fill every , proposition
fnll of obstacles. No spur to action was
sharp enough to'overcome the stolid . re
sistance of inertia and hesitation, the
customary disposition and inclination to
postponement and delay. But the de
mand for this measure is not to be
silenced. It will increase to a storm,
will rise to whirlwind, and will sweep all
before it. A beeinninsr of this work a
work that the people willsurelv Mnstst
on till they get it ought to have been
maae now. . 1 ostponement of it has onlv
thrown forward a most disturbing factor
into coming elections.
Rrsme of the Work ' Don ly the
Late Legislator. '
Portland . Welcome. "
17lk tV WMnV Viurlif tha liutul.i(i1Ma
x . - -f. - - . " vcimatiuc
ll 1 .1 aniii.ta OT 1.. : ... '
eral laws, and 133 special laws, eighty
three of the latter being incorporation
laws. Altogether 535 bills were intro
duced. During the last day of the ses
sion . the senate acted upon fiftv-nine
bills and the house sixty-one Mr.
Tongue's assessment and taxation, bill,
I'luiiuiuj; iw a, jiaie ixmri oi .equaliza
tion. WSLH T-if'Tl Ul (1 o.i.l ....... ,,..1 1
1 ' " . . . Ullll J ..--!. V I I
both houses at midnight. The approp'
riations, which are to be raised bv a
general tax during the next two vears,
amounts to 1 .21.V439 sa r. i-V.ir.v."
- - 7 - ' - V VI 111V11 . Ollill
1,014,032.53 is included in the general
appropriation Dili. ine agricultural
college gets $28,400; , the state capitol
for a dome, etc., $80,000; the portage
railway at the Cascades $00,000; the
state board of charities and corrections,
$10,000; the state militia $16,000; librarv
penitentiarv. K1.000: offirm f nttimol-
general $6,000, , Among the most im
portant laws enacted are those providing
for till A nstmlinn- Hallit .i... . 1 .
........... MMlWb OTOKUi 111 1
state board of equalization ; the portage
v..v .... V-V , uiuuujig iiiic;
state into two congressional districts,
and others which we have not . space to
name. The state treasurer reports that
the sum of $90,000 will be in . the o per
cent., fund for internal improvements,
March 1, 1893. Now there is but '$36,
389.12. This is the fund -from which
the .omnibus wagon-road appropriation
bill($127,000,) is to draw ta sustenance.
r m strict Attorney iiitfm rnrllmil
. Some Points.
The Oregonisn. ,-'.' .
District A ttnrnf.tr Vilinn if IV ..u
lountj-, registered at the Perkins yester-
uaj muraing ana was seen Dy a reporter.
The Dalles, he says, are jubilant over
passage .by the legislature of the bill ap-
.viiwuig Wfvw iui tne purcage rail
way there. There is considerable disap
pointment that the Raley bill providing
for another at Celilo failed to pass, as u
would have relieve! . o-t- f tnanr noA.
pie. The measure passed, however, he
says will prove an inestimable boon to
the farmers there. Even if the new
mad dncta lint. fa.rrv mnMi fviKf ... 1 1
.. ... i, nil.
operate to reduce the railroad tariff,
frayely needed. A toll of twelve cents a
ushel.on wheat was - more than the
farmers could successfully cope .with.
Business at The Dalles has been pretty
quiet of late, but there is a general ex
pectation that everything will open up
in the spring, and that trade will resume
us won iea activity.
Victim of Accidental Shooting;.
HoodKiver, Or., Feb. 21. Newton,
aged 13 years, the son of Dr. E. J.
Thomas, was shot in the head accident
ally this afternoon at 4 o'clock, dying at
7. Several boys playing on the railroad
bridge had a 22-calibre gun. In scuffling
for its possession the gun was discharged,
the bullet striking the Thomas boy in
the left temple.
To Oregon belongs the honor of being
the first state or territory on the Pacific
coast to have a Masonic lodge establish
ed within its borders. To Olvmpia the
honor of establishing the first lodge of
Odd Fellows, and Walla Walla comes
A Hint t Ballnoada.
The Listener saw a sight the other day
which has moved him to BMkg protest.
On the Back By, at the -oossiag of the
Boston and Albany mad PawJdeno-aail-road
tracks, a gang ot men were engaged
in boning np a lot at nUrd ties. Evi
dently the tie made capital fuel, for
the fire at crackling1 raerrOy. , .They
were evidently disraed bnt by ne meaaa
rotten. Of cornea the railroad wtmld
not venture to keep - tie m plaee on tba
roadbed until they were rotten. The
IJetewer ha often aeen ties burning on
the traoka near the city, but never before
ao far within the city itself, and aeto&lly
witfam a short atone' throw of the homes
of the poor people who would have been
only too glad to relieve the railroad oor
porstkm of every stick of their dieuaed
ties at an hoor'a notice. -
Did it ewer occur to yoo, Meaer. Bail
road Saperinteodecto or Direotore, or
whoever ia nepoiadble for thie destruc
tion of good fuel, that your old tie would
give at least a little warmth to a good
many households that have had none, oz
next to none, through all this cruel
weather? There would be no need of
advertising for people to come and take
the ties; every laborer among the num
ber who wsrk at th task of destroying
them most know familiee- wh would be
glad enough to get them. The railroad
could actually save money by giving th
wood away. Boston Transcript. , v. -.
. A Vmael ta Two TmrUi. '
', A Teasel oanairncted on the ahores of
Lake .-Michigan waa recently .floated
down to the sea in two sections. The
course was through the Welland canal,
down Lake Ontario and oh to Montreal,
which was reached in eleven days. The
after section of the ship, containing the
machinery, had steam in one. boiler and
backed at the rate of seventy revolution
per minute, teaming stern first, while
the forward section followed in charge
of two tags. On arriving at Montreal
the two sections were placed, on greased
ways in a dry dock, and when the parts
were closed in upon each other the bntta
eame together so closely that a knife
blade could not be inserted between the
plates. The re-riveting waa accomplish
ed with facility iu the usual way, and
the vessel waa floated out of tfaadocki
complete hull, defying the eye of any ex
pert to tell where the junction had been
made. New York Commercial Adver
UadoaSi Kia;h Death BU. -Not
for a long period has the death
rate, in London been so alarming as it
waa last week, when, owing to the fog
and cold combined, 'it reached the high
figure of 26 per 1,000. Thia is an in-1
ereaee of 5 or 6 per 1,000 on the returns
for recent weeks, and how great the
leap is may be judged from the fact that
jn recent years the rate has averaged
only about 19 per -1,000. The weather
has chiefly Affected those with; weak
lungs. The registrar general shows that
deaths from diseases of the respiratory
organs increased by nearly 800 during
the week, and reached, the unusual total
of .758, or nearly 80Q more . than the av
erage .for thia time of year. The mor
tality is not so great in London as in
Preston, where the death rate has gone
up in a week from 33.2 per 1.000 to 61.8.
But the average for the great towns is
only 25.1, and London is on the wrong
side of thai; figure. London News.
. Bandaome Shade Troea.
; Orange trees in fall bearing are as nu
merous as ordinary shade trees in the
streets of some inland Florida cities and
towns. It is a common sight- just now
to see the sidewalks lined with trees well
loaded with the golden fruit, which' no
body takes the trouble to pluck. The
oranges seem to be as large and fine aa
any which command $2 per box in the
orchards. The real reason why the fruit
is neglected is that most of it is sour and'
often bitter. Oranges which grow wild
and which are not carefully cared for by
a cultivator are poor fruit, and Florida
people don't think it worth while to take
them off the trees. But no sight could
be more attractive to northern eyes than
that of the public walks shaded by the
deep green foliage of the orange trees, in
which the ripe fruit glistens like apples
or gold. new X or Sim. .. . -
' The. BaCtway to Victoria If jraaaa.
Sir Francis de Win ton writes home
that he hopes by May next to hare sixty
miles of the projected railway from
Mombasa to - the Victoria Nyansa com
pleted. Of counua it is only narrow
gauge railway, bnt it will prove of im
mense service in taking caravans quickly
over the desert and waterless coast re
gion. - A road is also being made the
whole way to the lake. . Father Le Boy,
a Roman Catholic missionary, in a letter
written from Mombasaa, states that the
great drawback at Mombaasa is the want
of water. Wells have to be sunk to an
enprmeus depfcbJ-rP all MaU Ctoaette.
. Tot Xhay Art FHanda.
They met in Wall street and shook
hands. "Delightful weather, this," said
one; ''keen, bracing air, you know. By
the way, who was that young fellow 1
saw in your office yesterday?" -.
''That? Oh, that waa my keen bracing
heir braced me for a hundred, and waa
keen enough to get it, too."
And yet that night at the Windsor
they seemed to be as friendly aa ever.
New York Times. - -
James Garfield, the second son of Presi
dent' Garfield, was recently married at
Chicago to Miss Helen Newell, daughter
of John Newell, president of the -Lake
Shore and Michigan railroad. Mr. Oar
field was graduated with his brother
Harry at Williams college in 1885.
Lord Salisbury is the hardest worked
member of the English government.
Rarely has the foreign office had so much
business on hand, and Lord Salisbury
has been reading and writing dispatches
twelve to fourteen hours a day for weeks.
What to do with the vast quantity of
silk now lying unsold at Yokohama is a
topic which engages the attention of not
only business men, but financiers in gen
eral. The quantity of silk thus detained
is put at nearly 30,000 bales.
; ' Have on hand a lot of 1
Fir and :
L Hard Wood.
' ' " " ' '; Also' a 'lot of ' ' '" ". '.""' "
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Office corner . '
Third and Union Streets,
&Ntp-ES & E33SJTERSLEY,
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
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Opera House Bloek,3d St.
NOTIOK IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
, n PartnerahJp heretofore exixtln between J.
C yd' M- Pnd - D Doane, M. U., under the
Arm name of Drs. Boyd & Uoane, bax been din
solved by mutual connent.
-iKfCCta?58 b?loi,Klli? the late Bnu are
P"b.le..to,Rr- Boy"1- Those to whom we are
Indebted will please present their bill at once
to either Dr.. Boyd or Dr. Ione.
Tha Dalle,'Or.,Feb. 2, 1891. O. JI..DOANE.
Notice of Final Settlement.,"
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned, administratrix of the estate
h!..i. mtth,, deceased, has tiled her
Hnal account, an4 that Tuesday, March 3d, 1891,
nVii,C)S?k & M the court room in
iJ.ai1Clty'i)reKoni haB beea dulY appointed as
h Ke 4tnd place 'or "earing said final account
?f bJ!ctl?.nstotheHame' Vn" there be, aud
the final settlement thereof. '
TJ?iS.J,otlce Is published by the order of Hon.
r """'""O-. county Judge of Wasco Clounty,
0reron- LAURA SMITH,
Administratrix of said Estate.
!. 2il ".n,d testaments of Ianiel Handlev.
deceased. All person-rhaving ciiim Tagainst the
a lffhd if" -re Fequired to present
"!'. with the proper vouchers, within six
th? Jra y ate, to the undersigned at thte
Oregon y' ""fnK100 Wilson, The Dalles,
Dated January 2, 1891. -
G FORGE A. UEBE.
' . J- W. FRENCH, .
. '. -- - - Executors.
W. E; GARRETSON,
SOLE AGENT FOB THE
AM Watch Work Warranted.
Je-welry Made to Order.
138 Second Ht., The Dallas, Or.
Wholesale aid -Retail" Drnkists.
;The; Gate City of the Inland Empire is situated at
the head of nayigation on the' Middle Coltunbia, 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 tW
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.
D?Iles is the gest 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 Xlickital 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.
ITS WEALTH .
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? countrv than is t-ri'hTitn.ftr
citv in Eastern Oregon. .
: tits, situation is unsurpassedr; Its climate deliffhtl
fuLT Its possibilities incalculable! Its resources -n-nl
limited! And on these corner stones she stands.
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to TE. BECK'.)'
- DEAI-ER IN-
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC.
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.'
Gamets and FDmiture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied aa t
QUALITY AND PRICES.
H. Glenn has removed his
oflice and the office of the
Electric Light Co. ; to 72
Washington St. ;
-j w mmj vvAAVA fr
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 KKA90KABLE8 RATES
. THAN' ANY OTHER PLACE
. , . IX THE CITY.
REMEMBER we deliver all pur
chases without charge. .
390 AND 394 SECOND STREET.
jllerc W Tailor.
' 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 REN
THE FARM KNOWN AS THKnMOORE
Farm" situated on Three MUe'croek about
two and one-half miles from The Dallex, will be
leased for one or moreyears at a low rent to any
responsible tenant. This farm has upon it a
eood dwelling house end 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
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 Sc Wilson, The Dalles, Or.
SAKAH A. MOORE, Executrix