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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Pontofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter. - .
Governor...-. . .. .55. Pennoyer
Secretary of State O. W. kit; Bride
Treasurer. . .'. Phillip Metschau
bupt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
el,at"n' jj: H.'&ntchell
Congressman B. Hermann
State Printer - Frank Baker
County Judge. C. N. Thornbiiry
Sheriff . . . .-. D. L. Catea
Clerk : J. B. Crossen
Treasurer tieo. Ruch
Commissioners. Frank Kinc.iid
Assessor John E. Bnruett
Burvevr E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy IShelley
Coroner William Michel 1
It is something new to ourselves, as
it is, we doubt not, to many of our read
ers, to discover, notwithstanding all that
has been said about the- defeat of The
Dalles and Celilo portage ' railway bill,
that the late session of the legislature
actually did pass a bill for the con
stuction and equipment of such portage
railway, and that . Governor Pennoyer
really signed it, and that the said bill is,
today, a law in this state.
The title of the senate bill No. 6. intro
duced by Senator Watkins, reads thus :
"An act to-authorize and empower the
Governor, Secretary of State and State
Treasurer of the State of Oregon, and
their successers in office, for, on and in
the name and behalf of the State of Ore
gon, to build, construct, operate and
maintain a portage railway between the
highest and lowest points of the naviga
ble waters of the Columbia river, at
the. Cascades, in' Oregon, and between
the highest and lowest points , of the
navigable waters of the Columbia river,
between The Dalles and Celilo.in Oregon,
and to build and construct all necessary
switches and approaches thereto."
Section 2 provides that the board of
portage commissioners "shall commence
to build, construct, run, operate and
maintain said roads, as soon as there are
any available funds under the provision
of this act." It will be seen therefore,
that the law confers full - authority--on
the Governor and the other members of
the board to build, equp- and run both
roads, while the first section of the bill
gives them the right to determine
which railway "shall be built first."
Moreover, they need not wait till all the
necessary funds are in the; treasury.
They are empowered "to begin as soon
as any are available." Is it not possible,
then, that through Senate bill No. 6, we
may yet obtain a portage railway between
The Dalles and Celilo as well as at the
Cascades? A portage road around these
obstructions, it is well known, is a pet
wcheme of Governor Pennoyer. . Honest
Phil Metchan will certainly stand in with
him, and cannot afford to go back on
Eastern Oregon. The legislature that
empowers and authorizes a board of
commissioners to do a certain work, are
bound morally, and every other way, to
furnish the means. The bill, it is true,
provides onlv the sum of fiO nm TV,
next legislature would have to increase
the appropriation , to the necessary
amount. The Cascade road will doubt
less be built first, and soon. When it is
finished, and long before the next legisla
ture meets, the contract might be let
and work commenced at The Dalles.
We really see no insurmountable difficuly
in the way. The governor and the board
have all the authority they need. If the
governor stands, by us in our extremity
ha will earn and deserve our eternal
gratitude. Will he do it? We believe
he will. " ' :
'A DEFEATED COUNTY CLERICS'
The editor of the Times Mountaineer
Jaccuse8 us of having attacked him.
This i8only another proof of the fidelity
xf the "disciple" to the teaching of his
master. We have not attacked him.
He has been whining for six months
about starvation. We only told him
that if he had served a better master in
the past he wouldn't be now starving,
and that if starvation stares him in the
face he has only himself to blame. 1 The
Chronicle didn't do it ; and if it did he
ought to be the last to confess it. " It
should never be acknowledged that a
paper that "never had a practical news
paper man connected with it," and
whose editor is "hired," and a "defeat
ed county clerk" to boot, could possess
the power to starve out a vetern journal
ist and the un-hired editor of a paper all
his own. We have not attacked him.
A defeated railroad commissioner, nay,
even, a defeated water commissioner is
too great a man, for a defeated countv
clerk to attack. We have only tramped
on the tail of the coat he has,' so long
been dragging in the dust. We have
modestly presumed to touch the chip
he carries on his shoulder. He gofmad ;
but it is -the madness of starvation.
Next time we'll pass round the hat ; but
if we ever attack him', which we won't,
if we can help it (because we don't want
the columns of this iournal filled with
waiter ju wnicn ine puDiic can nave
little interest, and no profit) we will
make him so much ashamed of himself
that he won't wait to be starved to death ;
he'lj cut his throat. The brother will !do
well to "keep away from here." j
, You can't tell how valuable a girl's affec
tions are until you are sued for blighting
a set of them.
PRE-EMPTION AND TIMBER CUL
TURE LAWS REPEALED.
A dispatch from Washington, D. C,
published in yesterday's Chhonicle, in
forms us that the pre-emption and tim
ber culture acts are repealed, and the
various local land offices have been noti
fied to that effect. . All entries hereto
fore made under these acts can' be per
fected, but no new entries will be allowed.
The repeal of these laws will work little
hardship to any, and is in the - interest
of sound policy. The public lands' of
the United States are rapidly decreasing
every, year. . In . a very few years no
available lands will remain. Under the
twd acts just repealed many frauds were
doubtless committed, and it was possible
to acquire honestly the title to more
land than Uncle Sam can long afford to
bestow' upon any one member of his
numerous family. The tendency of the
government is wisely toward limitation.
Last year an act was passed by which no
one person: .can acquire 'title, in ' the
future to more than 320 acres. In a
short time this will be. too much, and
not many congresses will pass till each
actual settler on the public lands can
acquire title from the government to
only 160 acres." --
RIGHT OF WAY GRANTED.
. President Harrison has approved a bill
authorizing a right of way for the portage
road, over the government grounds at
the Cascades. This removes the last
difficulty,, and we may add, the. last
anxiety, about the success and comple
tion of the road. The matter is now in
the hands of the state board of portage
commissioners, and we have no fear- but
the governor and other members of the
board will hasten its completion. Al
ready the board of commissioners have
had a conference with Major Handbury,
who furnished them with the fullest
possible information in regard to the locks
and the facilities for constructing the
road. The commission, we are also in
formed, will formulate their ideas in re
gard to the matter and submit them to
the major, in an official communication,
immediately, which he will forward to
the chief of engineers, with such recom
mendation as he deems proper.
WE TAKE THE DISPATCHES.
The Chronicle is one of the six even
ing papers in this state that takes the
associated press dispatches. -All im
portant matters that transpire -throughout
the country appears in this journal,
as a rule, from twenty-four to forty-eight
before the people of The Dalles see them
in the Oregonian. Newspapers that do
not take the dispatches must wait and
clip from those that doJ ' ' '
; If Governor Pennoyer should take the
advice of the Chronicle and carrying
out his "pet scheme" bnild us a portage
railway at The Dalles as Senator Wat
kins' bill authorizes hiin to do, then, it
will have been found that the Oregon
law makers legislated better than they
THJE HUNT SALE.
What Attorney J. C. Measure Han to say
Pendleton East Oregonian.
J. C Leasure, attornev for the O. & W.
T. returned last night;from Walla Walla.
He confirms the report of the sale of the
Hunt system to C. B. Wright of the
Northern. Treasurer Hermann, with
whom Mr. Leasure conferred,; received
a dispatch from Mr. Hunt Monday -saying
that the deal had . been consummat
ed. M. Leasure said that between now
and the 13th of the month Hunt's obli
gations will all be paid. - Mr. Hermann
starts below tomorrow evening to pay off
surveyors now in the field and. stop all
expenses. On his return he will - visit
Pendleton and satisfy the claims of
creditors here. ,
"Hunt's ambition has been to retain
control of his system and complete his
plans," said Mr. Leasure, "but the op-
Eosition against him' was too strong,
ad he located his bonds he would have
completed his branch to Portland, and
built east from that point, probably, to
Salt Lake City, connecting with some
system of railways enabling him to form
a grand trunk line. But the floating of
his bonds was prevented, he was pressed
by his obligations, and was unable to
realize his ambition."
a cool million. .
When asked how Mr. Hunt would
probably come out of his deal financially,
Mr. Leasure replied that he thought he
would have a million dollars and all his
personal property. ' - .-
- "He did not care for money, how
ever," said the attorney. "The oppor
tunity to sell his road has. always been
open, yet he had no desire to dispose of
it, and would not have done so if he
could have floated his bonds. He was
striving for greater things."1
Governor Pennoyer vetoed all the road
bills and Tillamook county will have : to
stick to its boats awhile longer. - Thank
God the governor didn't get away with
our boats. torian.-
Medical men have finally dubbed the
Koch lymph -'Tnberculine."
FIRST ANNUAL MEETING.
Notice to the Subscribers of
V The -' Dalles, Portland and
Astoria Navigation Co. '
THE FIRBT" ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
subscribers to The Dalles, Portland and
Astoria Navigation Company will be held at the
rooms of the Board of Trade at Dalles Citv, Ore
gon, on Saturday, April 4th, 1891, at 2 o'clock p.
m., for the purpose of electing officers for the
ensuing year, and the transaction of such other
business as may legitimately come before the
By Order of the incorporators of said Company.
" Oat of Work.
At rough estimate 13,000 yovmg- wo
mea were thrown oat of employment the
last of the year from the retail dry goods
tores of New York city One firm alone
dismissed 1,100 women and girla and sm
other 700. Theea.tiBfjirftuiateUttte'ixtar'
tyrs of commerce- andr circumstances
were for the me&. part: extras? hired
in November and: December -for the holi
day trade at salaries that barely paid for
car fare, lonches and "the, wear and tear
of clothing. One manager, when ap
proached on the subject, said: "I was
ashamed to tell a girl who wanted, an en
gagement the- wages, and no dismissed
herr" . It was less than her living would
cost. 'And yet, what can i do? If wo
men offer to come" here to clerk for fifty
cents a day why should I offer her $1?' -
The trouble is .women do not proper
ly value themselves. They are alone in
the world, dependent on their own en
ergies; they wast s chance, a footing, an
opening anything that - will enable a
beginning. In their desperation they
will work for almost nothing, and once
in a position, have not the bravery to
assert -themselves - by ': properly- valuing
their services.'; (Time goes on, the star
vation wages are. accepted, and not only
does the individual suffer, hut the whole
community of labor is affected by the
lower standard of resulting prices. i ;
What the working girls of New York
need is less poetry, less kitchen garden
ing, 1 less SBstheticism, less ' patronage,
and a regular lecture on business tactics.
She has no library, she does not take a
newspaper, and if she is to Jrnowi her
worth the. value of honest, earnest - labor
and the relation her skill and industry
bear to capital, she must be. instructed
by sermon, -speech-or address. As it is.
she is groping in the dark and growing
the plant of experience for herself, but
it is sad gardening, for there are thorns
instead of fruit, and in ' the leaves is
poison. New York World.
. Paying a. Creditor. . .
.Like many -another famous man, both
before his tune and since, Talleyrand ex
hibited at. least in early life a "great
reluctance to settling with his creditors.
When he was appointed bishop of Auttra
by -Louis XVI, he considered a fine new
coach to be necessary to the proper main
tenance of the dignity of that-office.
Accordingly,, a coach was ordered and
delivered, but not paid for. Some time
after, as the newly appointed bishop was
about to enter his coach he noticed a
strange man -standing near who bowed
continually until the coach was driven
away.. This.- 'occurred s for several .days.
until :at length. Talleyrand, addressing
the stranger, said: ... ... ,. t-
t "Weft my good man, who are you?"
"I am your coachmaker, my lord," re
plied the stranger. -; . '. :
Anr saiu laiieyrana, "you are my
coacumaker; and what do you want, my
"I want to be paid, my lord."
"Ah ! you are . my coachmaker, .and
you want to be paid? You shall be paid,
my coachmaker. . .
"But when, my lord?"
'Hum!" said Talleyrand, settling him
self comfortably among the' cushions of
his new - coach and eyeing . his coach
maker severely, "you are very inquisi
tive. Boston Transcript.
A Dramatist with Influence.
Queen . Elizabeth . of Boumania . has
written a play which she is pleased to
describe as a tragedy, but which is really
a piece of the most wildly and extrava
gantly sensational kind. It is entitled
"Meister ManoUy," and it is to be intro
duced at the Vienna Court theatre. The
piece is of the old transpontine order,
with ghosts, murders, a wife walled up
ahve, and other sensational episodes, and
it is full of ' preposterous situations, absurdly-
stilted- dialogue and ' Bom bastes
Forioso declamation. Queen Elizabeth,
when" she -wa, recently at .Vienna; in
vited the company of the .Court theatre
to-partake, of ,a sumptuous dejeuner., at
the Hotel Imperial, and the champagne
flowed in rivers 'at the meaL ' Her maj
esty 'read the play-to her guests, who
applauded it as a matter .of course,' and
then she went to. see the emperor, and in
duced him to command that the piece
should be produced , at . the Hofburg,
where, as a rule, .-new plays ae not
readily accepted. London Truth.
' Just Like Hli Bnaaiam Brother. -
: The sultan very rarely or never leaves
the grounds: of. Yiidiz- Kiosk, except to
go once a week to a mosque, just outside,
whan- the .very striking ceremony known
as the , Selamlick takes place. . Once a
year, also, he pays a visit to Stamboul,
but the route , there and ' returning is
never known in advance. He is in con
stant fear of assassination., Some grand
duchess whom he received at his court,
on his complaining that his health was
indifferent, advised him to take 1 more
exercise and change of air, and -to drive
about the country. f On her departure he
ia reported to- have said: ?. What harm
have . I done, that this woman should de
sire my death? t Why does she advise me
to run into such dangers?" Nineteenth
Century.;,!. . . 5
- A Weddhnj Coke Deflected. -
"I had some' wedding -cake today un
der very: distressing, circumstances," said
a postal clerk. -"At the poetoffice a pack
age had been received containing a heavy
invoice of this style of fancy goods. It
was nearly six .inches square and had
sixteen cents in postage stamps, but not
a sign of an address. There was no help
for it. -The owner couldn't' be found,
and rather than let the cake go to waste
it was distributed judiciously among a
few- friends. '' Of course everybody was
sorry, but the state of things might have
been worse." Buffalo Express. : .
Me Wu Uatdnly Anxious.
. One of the most amusing distortions
of English that I ever heard was perpe
trated by a waiter on a Grand Trunk
dining car, eager for his fee. .
I had ordered a simple supper of lake
trout and buttered toast. Its meager ap
pearance seemed to disturb my friend in
the white jacket.' ' " ;
"Ain't you gain' to have no other meat,
besides that fish; sir'" he asked. Lewis
SNIPES & KINERSLE Y,
Wholesale and Retail Draipts.
fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
ESTD dY 1862.
Opera House Bloek,3d St.
W. E. GARRETSON,
SOLE AGENT FOlt THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St., Tlie Dalles, "r.
Don't Forget the
MacDonaid Bros., Props.
THE BEST OF
Wines, Liprs and Ciprs
ALWAYS ON HAND.
I PROPRIETOR OF THE
New Vogt Block, Second St.
WHOLESALE ANI KETAIL-
Liquor '.- Dealer,
MILWAUKEE BEER ON DRAUGHT.
COME TO -
THE CHRONICLE OFFICE.
From millions of customers, during die past years,
comes the verdict that VICK'S SEEDS never
disappoint. Why waste time, money and patience on
others, when you can buy the BEST at same price T
Make no mistake this year : aendio cents for Vick'8
Floral Guide, deduct the io cents from first order,
and it costs nothing. It is better than ever; loo large
para, colored plates, grand novelties worthy of
cultivation. Cash prizes $iooo and $300.
James Vies, seedsman, Rochester. H. T.
The Grate City, of the Inland Empire is situated at
the head of navigation on
is a thriving, prosperous city.
Tr. 1 Vi onrmlT rirr -fvt ovi a-w-an.'.. 3 . -
cultural.and grazing country, its trade reaching as
far south as Summer Lake,
THE LARGEST WOOL MARKET.
The rich grazing country along the Eastern slope
of the the Cascades furnishes pasture for thousands
oi sneep, the wool from which finds market here. j
The Dalles is the largest original wool snipping
point in America, about
shipped this year.
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
ful! Its possibilities incalculable! , Its resources un
limited! And on these corner stones she stands.
Carpets ami Furniture.
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied aa t
QUALITY AND PRICES.
S. L. YOUNG,
(Sacceaaor to K. BECK.)
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
1G5 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
H. G-lenn h.as removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light. Co. to 72
the Mid-dle Columbia, and
a distance of over two.
5,000,000 pounds being
The successful merchant Is
the one who watches the mar
kets and buysto the bestadvan
tage. " "
The most DrosDerousfamiivia
the one that takes advantage of
BROOKS & BEERS.
will sell yon choice
Groceries and Provisions
OF ALL KINDS, AND
AT MORE BEASOXABLES BATES
THAN ANY OTHER PLACE
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 catting garments, and a fit
guaranteed each time.
Repairing and Cleaningf
Neatly and Quickly Done.
FINE FARM TO RENT.
THE FARM KNOWN AS THE "MOOEE
Farm" situated on Three Mile creek about
two and one-half miles-from The Dalles, will bo
leased for one or more years at a low rent to any
responsible tenant. This furm hae upon it a
pood dwelling house pud necessary out build
ings, about two acres of orchard, about three
hundred acres under cu ltivation, a larf?e portion
of the laHnd will raise a irood volunteer wheat
crop in 1 SI with ordinarily favorable weather.
The farm Is well watered. For terms and particu
lars enqa ire of M rs. Sarah A. Moore or at the office
of Mays, Huntington & Wilson, The Dalles, Or.
BAR A II A. MOORE, Executrix.