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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
Governor S. Fennover
Secretary of State tl. W. Mcltrlde
Treasurer Phillip Metxchan
Supt. of Public Instruction K. B. McKlroy
Congressman B. Hermann
State Prluter Frank Baker
, County Judge. C. N. Thnrnburv
Sheriff I). I Cute
Clerk j J. B. C'rossen
Treasurer ieo. Ruch
Assessor ..John F.. Burnett
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools ... Troy Shellev
Coroner William M ichell
A CONGRESSMAN FROM EASTERN
Governor Pennoyer has received iifli
cial notice of the new congressional ap
portionment, whereby Oregon becomes
entitled to a second representative. Since
the death of Hon. Joseph Wilson of this
city, Eastern Oregon has had no repre
sentative at Washington. Many thnes
since then our portion of the state has
put forward men as capable as any in
the state, but always with the same re
sult. ' The political machinery of the
state with both parties has centered in
Portland and the western portion of the
state hay disregarded our claims with
impunity. The conditions have changed
some during the past two years some
what and during the next year or two a
. greater change will be experienced. Our
population and commercial importance
are growing rapidly and we can a year
hence, and will, speak with a voice that
the western part of -the state cannot fail
to hear." The party that names a candi
date from Eastern Oregon will, we be
lieve, elect him. Our interests are now
: better defined, our needs are better un
derstood and our desire for a representa
tive from among us is greater than ever
before. Politics will have less to do
with the next election than with the last.
With a new balloting law the sentiment
of the people instead of the politician
will find expression and will seak with
no uncertain voice. The transportation
problem will be the all absorbing ques
tion and will unite the people bf bonds
too strong for any political power. We
do not wish to be understood as com
plaining of our treatment at the hands
of our present delegation in congress.
They have done much for ns and the
people throughout the Inland Empire
both in Oregon and Washington appre
ciate most highly their efficient service
in all matters of interest to. the state.
But we believe the lime has come hen,
in all justice we are entitled to name
one of the next representatives in con
gress from this state. Let us stand firm
and insist upon our just claim.
The people of this country now look to
The Dalles, Portland and Astoria Navi
gation company to proceed with its or
ganization and the construction of a
steamer. The portage at the Cascades
will be built notwithstanding the asser
tion of its enemies and the skeptical gen
erally that it will never be completed.
We understand that over $30,000 have
already been subscribed, and if this be
true, the boat can be built. The boat
built for the upper Snake river, to run
from Huntington to Seven Devils mine.
cost about $23,000 and is as large as is
needed here. The same boat could lie
built here for less money. The stock
books of the company are still open and
every property owner and business man
in the city ought to have his name there
It is a matter in which all are deeply
In 1889 the railroads of Kussia paid
the government a net surplus of $77,500
000. Taking this aa a basis the railroads
-of the United States would pay all the
state and national taxes. India has 16,
O00 miles of government railroads, mag
nificent depots and iron telegraph poles.
The poor working people of India average
only seven cents a dav. The ra.ilrnu1
fare is only one-seventeenth of a cent
per nine. to they can ride 119 miles for
the price of a dav's labor. The
price per day in the United States for
iaoor is about $1.50. There is a wide
difference between seven cents and $1.50;
yet the American laborer can only ride
about fifty miles for a dav's work. The
citizen of India can ride sixty-nine miles
further for the price of a day's work than
the American citizen.
The Pennoyer presidential boom is
gaining considerable recognition in the
East. Pennoyer may., yet become a
prominent 'figure in national . nnlitw-a
. i ui course ail patriotic Oregonians hope
he may, and there is one thins certain
ijf he does, he will be a credit to the
' piifty which puts him to the front.
John L. Wilson, Washington's con
gressman, wires from the national capitol
that he is sincerely in favor of an open
river. His father defeated D. W. Voor
hees in Indiana, for congress. He de
feated Voorhees' son for congress in
Some people seem ' to think the
Farmer's Alliance a mushroom organiza
tion, and yet it has just held its eleventh
: annual national convention at Omaha.
For the first time,-the United States
last year produced more pig-iron than
THE FOKTAGE ROAD.
Oregon's Senators Again Say. Congress
Will Do Nothing;.
Wahhixotox, Feb. 23. Senator Dolph
received today an official telegram, ad
dressed to the delegation, from the sec
retary of the state of Oregon. It em
bodies the house concurrent resolution
adopted by the legislature of Oregon the
18th inst., requesting the senators and
representatives of Oregon to present to
congress the appeal of the people of the
state for a sufficient appropriation at the
present session of congress for the con
struction of a portage railroad at The
Dalles, to be maintained until the com
pletion of a permanent improvement to
overcome the obstructions at said point.
The resolution also requests them to use
their utmost efforts to secure at the
present, session such an appropriation,
and a further appropriation for a perma
nent improvement: at The Dalles bv
means of a boat railway. Senator Dolph
said that he understood from this tele
gram that the bill which had been intro
duced in the state legislature to appro
priate a sum sufficient to construct a
portage railroad at The Dalles had failed,
and he was very sorry for it. The state,
he said, should have undertaken the
work, and the fact that the people of
vjregon were matting enorts to neip rneni
selves would have helped the delegation
to secure a liberal appropriation from
congress for a permanent improvement.
He is afraid the members of the legisla
ture had not understood the situation in
congress, and the difficulties which em
barrassed, any effort to induce congress
to enter upon the new work of construct
ing portage or other railroads. After
consulting with Senator Mitchell, there
being but one copy of the resolution,
they concluded that the resolution should
be presented in the hous e by Mr. Her
mann. Thev said the senate had al
ready done all and more than was asked
for by the legislature, and all that it
could do in the premises. It had passed
bills making appropriations of the whole
amount reqnired for the construction
and completion of the lxat railway and
the completion of the canal and locks at
the Cascades, and of the improvements
at the mouth of the Columbia. Every
thing, he said, now depended upon the
action of the house, which had all these
bills before it and could modify them in
any manner desired. It had the identi
cal proposition for a portage railroad
before it by an amendment of the boat
railway bill. Both senators said that
they had repeatedly presented to the
members of the house committee on
rivers and harbors the necessitv for im
mediate relief of the people of Oregon by
opening the Columbia river, and urged
action uxn the senate bills. They had
sought an opportunity to present the
matter to the committee formally, and
they would continue their efforts to se
cure the consideration of the bills now
in the house. Should the house pass
any one of the senate bills now before it,
modified as to the amount, or so as to
provide for a portage road, they would
do their utmost to secure favorable con
sideration in the senate. The whole
matter rested with the house, so far as
this congress was fonoerned.
Representative Hermann savs that he
has secured a favorable report'upon the
portage railway bill, and that the diffi
culty in the way now is the short time
preceeding adjournment. It is utterly
impossible, he says, even to obtain
recognition from the sieaker, as appro
priation bills. are crowding for the right
of way. The fact is there has been little
possibility of securing any action in the
house this sesriion on improvements for
the Columbia river. No other section of
the country has secured any money at
this session, except for those improve
ments authorized in the last river and
harbor bill. It is believed that the com
mittee which authorized Hermann to re
port the jortage railway bill would have
opposed its passage on the floor. The
whole sentiment of the house was, and
is, against any river and harbor appro
priations at this session, and the com
mittee so decided earlv in the short ses
sion. The Kditor'a Upward.
poetic turn of mind, thus delive-n him-.
self: "The preacher works for the soul
of man and generally gets his pay ; the
banker sits in his office chair with his
bundle of cash to rent, and gathers a
harvest month by month of a vigorous
ten per cent. ; the dealer in grog stands
behind the bar and fills up the schooners
high, and jingles the tin that the bovs
"blow in" for potions of old rye; the
lawyers and doctors find work to do that
brings in the hard cold cash; and the
men who wield the plane or spade find
money to buy their hash ; but the editor
has a thankless task as the busy months
roll by, and he knows no rest of body
and brain, while he misses his chance to
die. His reward in this world never
comes, but over the silent sea, if justice
reigns, he is bound to have an elegant
Says Chancey Depew, pf New York :
"One story which General Sherman told
me gives the inside history of the famous
march to the sea. Sherman had been
importuning General Grant, President
Lincoln and the war department every
day for permission to cut loose from his
base of supplies and march through the
country from Atlanta to the sea coast.
Stanton thought he was foolish. Lin
coln was afraid he would loose his army,
and while General Grant in the main
agreed with the plan there were staff in
fluences around that were hostile to its
execution. One day Sherman received
a telegram from Lincoln saying that he
might use his discretion. He instantly
ordered one of his staff to take a detach
ment and tear down the wires for fifty
miles. This circumstance he never told
publicly, but he said that when General
Grant's book ws published he was "in
terested in a statement . it contained to
the effect that when General Rawlins
went to Washington to countermand the
order permitting Sherman to march to
the sea he found that "the rebels had
cut the wires."
Wet Hair in Winter.
"What a foolish habit some men have
of putting water on the hair this kind of
weather!" remarked a Duqcesne barber
yesterday. "Why put water on the hair
at all? It 88 done, to be sure, to make
the hair lie down, but is more of a habit
than anything else. The hair can be
brushed dry as well as wet. You see
men go out of barber shops with the wa
ter running from behind their ears. In
a few minutes it is changed into icicles.
The next day they complain of earache,
neuralgia, or a rutin in t.hn hnl nf tv.
head. Do vou wonder why? -
A DTPftlir man alvrtull waa, . ..1 .. .1
c T -" -. . . . ii v.t i jjiam reel,
so as to' keep a check on his stomach.
' Klaa B island's Business Xacttea.
All clever women do not possess simi
lar capacity for business, a fact which is
conspicuously illustrated in the cases of
Miss Elizabeth Bi&land and' Miss Nellie
Bly, the rival globe trotters. Miss Bly
won the race around the world by three
days, but she has sunk into obscurity,
and her name, which was on everybody's
lips a year ago, is now only tradition.
On the other hand. Miss Bisland is stall
a favorite Contributor to The Cosmopol
itan, from which she is drawing so lib
eral a salary that she is able to lire in
London. And it is in a great measnre
because Miss Bisland has business talent
as well as literary ability and personal
". Miss Rhrtand is a Mississippi girl, who
entered journalism in New York three
years ago. She contributed to The Cos
mopolitan regularly. When it was an
nounced that Nellie Bly was to be sent
around the world to beat the record of
"Pbileas Fogg," the managers of the
magazine sent for Miss Bisland, and she
undertook tostart in a contrary direction
in a race with Nellie Bly six hoars later.
Then she went to pack a Email traveling
bag for the journey, but amid all the
hurry of preparation she found time to
go to her lawyers and have an agreement
drawn whereby The Cosmopolitan en
gazed her . services on salary, for two
years. - . v
- When the charming young woman
reached the office to receive her final in
structions, ehe smilingly unfolded the
agreement and it was signed. Under it
she still draws her salary. Miss Bly had
no such foresight. She had no sooner
returned to New York than she quar
reled with The World, and her services
were dispensed "with by that paper. Miss
Bisland lost the race, bnt she gained the
greater material advantages from it be
cause she had a talent for business.
Yoarng, but a Business Woman.
In the Pennsylvania railroad depot the
other morning I noticed moving among
the . crowd a tall, handsome brunette
somewhere in the twenties. She pur
chased tickets which would carry her
through several states and territories by
almost as many railway connections,
and had her baggage, four iron bound
trunks, checked to apparently all the
cities in the Union. She was young,
pretty and alone, and she seemed to have
such a lot of things to attend to, which
she did tn a thorough businesslike way
and without any assumption of mascu
linity. " As she tripped through the gateway to
board the train a weather beaten old of
ficer, who is one of the veterans at the
depot, shook hands with her and said:
"Good luck and lots of business.".
"Who is the actress?" some one in-
i "Actress! why that Tonne woman is
no actress. She is, one of the sharpest
drummers in this country in her line. I
have known her since she started on the
road seven years ago. She was only 18
then, but looked two years., younger. I
have met traveling actrntn &nd Hmmmom
of all sorts, but it is seldom that you will
come across a woman as young as that
who starts out from New York twice a
year, and visits every city in .the United
States where there is any chance to sell
goods. Tortoise shell and amber goods
is her line, and she does the biggest busi
ness ror tne biggest house m .New York,
and is the niece of th haasl rtf t.Ha firm
She is just as gentle and good as she
looks, bat I guess the young man who
wotua try u mash' her on the road
wouldn't want to try the second time."
New York Telegram. ' - .
Haw York's Women Notaries.
There are four women notaries in New
York, and one of them ' is the private
secretarv' of Gonnnindnnnr . Ttonttfo
During his illness she superintended the
wot oi 1,000 men, ana personally in
V estimated the details, of its. uwnnlk.l
merit." ' She is a western woman - who
came to New York to join the ranks of
the women custom house inspectors,
and is a . distinctive type of the self
maae woman wno is now asserting her
self so generally in the world's work.
By making her home each year in fami
lies of different nationalities - she has
learned to speak with a good accent four
of the most important tongues one hears
in this very cosmopolitan city, and in
addition to her duties as inspectress,
managed to spend three ' hoars a day in
special study at one of the city colleges.
She is quite the reverse of strong mind
ed in appearance, low voiced and bright
in conversation, sings delightfully in a
deep, full contralto voice, dances like a
dream, and has the happy ' faculty of
"Mng a RnoraHnfnl nsvi&l ovanimv
of the most undesirable and hopeless of
materials, ner name is Miss Westover.
The woman Ben Franklin in . mnst in
teresting phenomenon wherever you en-
wuuter uer. aev xoribim.
r alust Hsrrr ts Get BUs Lcrscr.
Sol Strauss, of, this city, has been
placed in an unpleasant predicament.
Not long ago he received notice through
attorneys in Germany that a rich uncle
had recently died, leaving' him heir to
$50,000. This was not bad news, but the
legacy was conditional open his marry
ing and settling down within twelve
months' time of the date upon which
official notice was given.
Gossip's tongue soon posted people on
the Strauss windfall, and now he is in
daily receipt of scores of letters from
ladies offering to help him out of his
difficulty. Pueblo Cor. St. Loms Globe
Harried at One' Hundred, and Seven,'
On Dee. 21 George Hartan and Mrs.
Kate Woodson were united in marriage
at Iiowena, Tenn. The bridegroom is a
hearty man of 107 years, while the bride
blushed under the weight of 83 summers.
The groom served in the Mexican war
and the rebellion. "Mrs. Woodson is his
fifth wife. The last one he married in
his 100th year. , The groom is the fourth
husband of the bride. It is also worthy
of observation that the groom has con
fined himself to a diet of hnttormiiv
bread and cheese for the past twenty
years. Pittsburg Dispatch.
Notice to Fuel Consumers
Have on hand a lot of
Also a lot of
ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY.
Third and Union Streets,
SNIPES & KHTERSLEY,
Wholesale and Retail Bmgsts.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
EST'D - y 1862s
d. e. baYar;d v Co.,
Opefa House Bloek,3cJ St.
NOTICE 18 HKREBY GIVEN THAT THE
,. partnership heretofore existing between J.
G. Boyd, M. D., and O. D.Doane, M. I)., under the
firm name of Drs. Boyd fc Doaue, has been dis
solved by mutual consent.
All unfi in i ( u K..1 ......... ... .l . . . ..
J...ki V. """5"B ' ic iHie nrni are
payable to Dr. Boyd. Those to whom we are
I. ,,i,r J"1? present tbeir bills at once
to either Dr. Boyd or Dr. Daoue.
J G BOYD
The Dalles, Or., Feb. 2, ISM. o. I. DOAXE.
Notice of Final Settlement.
NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
unnersiimari HHmtl.t. . .r .1 . .
. t 1 wiiuiiuusuia 111 uii; csuite
ox John Smith. Hmvumi hu i 1
Ji,alac,co,Jn a"d tha Tuesday, March 3d, 1891,
7," T.- -i W uiuj court room in
Dalles City, Oregon, has been dulv appointed as
'"VU 1nd P1"" for hearing siiid final account
and objections to the same, if any there be, and
ThlH nriHfiA to .iki:i 4 ai . . . -
Om Thwmbur' county judge of W aco County,
Administratrix of naid Eutate.
OTICK is hereby given that the uudersiirned
rri j """"""" eKUB)r 01 ine
J52l Li1 "JV? testaments of Daniel Handler,
3..U ,?"h4iv,n clai"' againsi the
7? L??i deceased are required to present
""A, ith the proper vouchers, within six
S Jl0 this date, to the undersigned at the
otlioe of Mays, Huntington & Wilson. The Dalles,
Dated January 29, 1X91.
GKORGE A. JJKBE,
J. W. FRENCH,
- KATK HANDLKY.
W. E. GARRETSON,
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St., The Dalles. Or.
SOLK AGKM FOB THE
ir- ' " C ' 1
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 agri
cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching as
far south as Summer Lake, a distance of over pro
hundred miles. ' - v
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 KHckital valley find
market here, and the country south and east has this
vear 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 deligh
ful! Its possibilities incalculable! Its resources
limited! And on these corner stones she stands.
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to K. BECK.)
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC.
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
Carpets ami Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as t
QUALITY AND PRICES.
H. Glenn has' removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
A t t nn
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 you ehoioc
Groceries and Provisions
OF AIX KINDS, AND
AT MOKE KEASONABLKH RATES
THAN ANY OTHER PLACE
Iff THE CITT.
REMEMBER we deliver all pur
ckaeea 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. f
FINE FARM TO RENT.
THE FARM KNOWN AS ' TH1 "MOORE
Farm" vituated on Three Mile creek about
two and one-half miles from The Dalles, will be
leased for one or more years at a low rent to any
responsible tenant. This farm har upon It a
good dwelling house tid 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 1X91 with ordinarily favorable weather.
The farm is well watered. For terms and particu
lars enquire of Mrs. Bareta A. Mooreor at the Wlico
of Mays, Huntington 6l Wilson, The DalleJTOr.
, . SARAH A. MOORE, Executrix.