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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
THE DAI J -EH
Entered at the l'ostfnoe at The Dalles, Oregon,
, an second-clans waiter..
Governor ..S. Permover
Secretary of State. .-. G.Vi. McUride
Treasurer Phillip Metschun
Supt. of Public Instruction E. B. MoK.lroy
enator8 jj. H. Mitchell
'Congressman B. Hermann
State Printer . Frank Baker
'' " COUNTY OFFICIALS.' '
County Judge. ...C. N. Thornbury
Sheriff I. L. Gates
Clerk J. B. Crwsen
Treasurer Uen. Kuch
.mtuui.... (H A. Ijeavens
Commimloners , !Frank KinMla
Assessor John E. Burnett
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
8irintencient of Public Schools. . .Troy Hhellev
Coroner ..William Michefl
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND.
No person of sound mind and instruct
ed in the principles of common honesty
can dispute the fact that the Or'egonian
is right when it denounces such men as
the Rev. Howard McQueary for remain
ing in the communion of a religious body
and drawing from it a nalary for his sup
port after he has not only abandoned its
peculiar doctrines, but commenced to
teach others fundamentally opposite. In
such denunciation the Oregonian has it
all its own way, for no one would care to
dispute a proposition so self evident as
that a man is dishonest who takes pay
from a church after he has abandoned
her doctrines. But the Oregonian must
not imagine that thousands of its read
ers do not enter a solemn protest when
such men as McQueary, Heber, Newton
and Ir. Briggs, waving the moral tur
pitude referred to, are held up as sam
ples of a class of men so deeply skilled
in the art of higher criticism, that they
are compelled per force to eliminate
everything of the supernatural from the
Christian religion. It ia believed that
there are tens of thousands of clergymen
in the various orthodox denominations
who are just as deeply learned in Chris
tion evidences and scripture critcisai as
the gentlemen referred to who find no
difficulty at all in believing with their
whole heart that it is no truer that Jesus
Christ lived and died than it is true
that he also rose from the dead.; It goes
without saying that with such men the
silly and illogical teachings of the Rob
ert Elsmere school have no place. They
believe Christ was the Son of God or he
was an impostor. There is no middle
ground. Either his pretensions were
true or he was a deceiver. That he
claimed to be divine in his origin and
being is beyond question. The same
evidence that proves that he lived,
proves that he taught, that there was no
salvation for the human race except
through him. "He that belie veth on
the Son hath everlasting life and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see life
but the wrath of God abideth on him."
No sane man, apart from him, ever
made such pretensions as these. If they
are not true they are the words of a mad
man, Herein lies the inconsistency and
mental obliquity of the Elsmere school.
They would worship at the shrine of one
whom their logic makes to be an extrav
agant pretender. They would compli
ment as the purest and holiest and tru
est man that ever lived, as the one
forsooth the race should copy after and
imitate, one whose whole life, their own
logic would prove to be a living lie.
Theirs is not the Christ of scripture, and
they only are consistent who reject the
whole story or believe the whole.
THE DALLES AS A TERMINAL
If the road to the Fossil coal fields is
-ever opened, as we fondly hope it will
be in the near future, The Dalles will
take a new start.ou the road to progress
such as she has never witnessed before.
The fine agricultural district through
which the road must run no matter
what course it takes will make it a pay
ing investment from the start. The
road will have the tendency to develop
the resources of the country in a way
that nothing else can and The Dalles as
a terminal point will reap all the ad
vantages of its unique geographicol posi
tion. But a road to the Fossil coalfields
"with The Dalles as its terminus is not
all nor half of all the possibilities that
may be in store for us, if proper exer
tions are made to secure them. The
contemplated portage road around the
iallo of Celilo ought to have its terminus
here also and every possible effort should
be made to have it here. We are far
from being satisfied that a road cannot
be built around the falls, whether below
the bluff ot south' of it at a' cost not
much greater; than that of a similar
road on the Washington side. -But even
if the cost was considerably' greater it
would be" fully offset by the superior ad
vantages it would possess. Such a road
continued across the. Deschutes, river
which it ought to be, and for that matter
on to Wasco in Sherman county or
further still, would command the entire
traffic of that magnificent agricultural
county. If it would be obliged to leave
the Columbia before or soon after cross
ing ' the Deschutes it would be a
simple matter to run an incline to
the most convenient ' landing, and
thus secure the whole river traffic of the
country on both sides of . the Columbia
above Celilo. Thus a three fold object
would be affected, all the advantages of
a portage road, aud as far as Sherman
county is concerned without so many
objectionable handlings of freight as if
the port-age was on the other side, would
be realized; the road would command the
traffic of such a large district that it
would-com mend itself to capitalists as a
perfectly sure investment, and the advan
tage of being the terminal point' of the
system. The present tiriie is peculiarly
favorably for such a scheme, as far as
the road to Sherman county is concerned.
Portland and Astoria are clamoring for
an open river as well as the people east
of u.s. If we could show them that a
road could be built from this city at a
reasonable cost that would serve not
only as a portage but would control the
trade of an immense country south of
the river we would have no trouble in
procuring the money to build it.
Wamic, Or., March 28, 1891.
Editor Chronicle. I herewith send
you a few items from this vicinity as
some of your many readers may like to
hear from us.
The farmers are all very busy plowing
and seeding and expect to reap a bounti
ful harvest the coming season.
Mrs. F. S. Gorden, of this place, has
been very sick but is much better now.
The stockholders of the Wamic acad
emy met today at 2 o'clock and elected
the following officers : President, Mar
tin Wing; secretary, F. S. Gorden;
treasurer, A. E. Lake ; Directors, Mar
tin Wing, H. F. Woodcock, Henry
Driver, A. E. Lake and F. S. Gorden.
A committee of three was appointed for
the purpose of selecting a site for the
school house and making arrangements
for building materials, etc., consisting of
Asa Stogsdill, F. S. Gorden, and H. F.
Woodcock. The building of this acad
emy is the wisest move the ieople has
ever made and they will surely reap a
Mrs. E. N. Chandler leaves for The
Dalles on Monday's stage to. make that
her futrue home, as Mr. Chandler is
now in charge of the grange's store.
We are very sorry to lose them.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Williams will leave
tomorrow for Kingsley to visit their son
at that place, and Mr. and Mrs. George
Williams will start for Erskinville, Sher
man Co., Monday to spend a short time,
Our old friend Steve Kistner was mar
ried to Miss Nettie Confer of Juniper
Flat last Thursday, March 26, 1891, at
tne residence of Mr. V. M. Justner of
Wamic, at 11 o'clock by A. J. Swift J. P.
and many friends of the happy couple
witnessed the ceremony and from there
proceeded to the. home of the bride's
parents who gave a supper and dance
and every one had a pleasant time.' The
young couple have 'many friends who
wish them much, joy and a long and
a happy life.
We are pleased to learn that Mr. "P. T.
Knowles of this place will travel for the
S. B. Co., of Dufur, this season. '
Van Duyn & Co., of Tygh valley are
closing out their merchandise store.
Mr. B. F. Swift has returned from
Seattle to make this his f uture home.
The farmers of all the country tributary
to The Dalles now have a chance to test
their independence and support the first
move of any importance they have made,
viz., to do all their trading it their own
store whether they are ' stockholders or
not and allow it to handle all their pro
duce as far as possible and to wear no
other boots and shoes but those manu
factured at North Dalles.
Born to the wife of.H. E. Driver, a
daughter, March 17, 1891.
la Disease a Punishment?
The following advertisement, published
by a prominent western patent medicine
house would indicate that they regard
disease as a punishment for sin :
"Do you wish to know the quickest
way to cure a sever cold? We will tell
you. To cure a cold qickly, it must be
treated before the cold has become set
tled in the system. This can always be
done if you choose to, as nature in her
kindness to man gives timely warning
and plainly tells you in nature's way,
that as a punishment for some indiscre
tion, you are to be afflicted with a cold
unless you choose to ward it off by
prompt action. The first symptoms of a
cold, in most cases, is a dry, loud cough
and sneezing. The cough is soon followed
by a profuse watery expectoration and
the sneezing by a prosuse watery dis
charge from the nose. In severe cases
there is a thin white coating on the
tongue. What to do? It is only necessary
to take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in
double doses every hour. That will greatly
lessen the severity of the cold and in
most cases will effectually counteract it,
and cure what would have been severe
cold within one or two days time. Try it
and be convinced." Fifty cent bottles for
sale by Snipes & Kinersley, druggists'.
Forfeited Kallroad Lands
We are now ready to prepare papers
for the filing and entry -of Railroad
Lands. We also attend to .business be
fore the TJ. S. Land Office and Secretary
of the Interior. Person's 'for. whom we
have prepared papers and who. are 're
quired to renew their applications, will
not be charged additional for such papers!
Thornbury t Hudson, ;
1 Rooms 8 and 9, Land Office building,
The Dalles, Oregon.
Prominent democratic announcement is
made that "Reed's rales" will be ignored
in theTifty-second congress. 'Verylikelv,
and yet, the majority in' that congress
must maintain those' VerY rules nn1en
they want Thos. B.Reed and the rest of
the republican minority to control the
The home that shelters in honorable
woman is ground as holy as the church.
Speed In Ocean Travels .J
"The pi-eat drawback," said kr. BicL-'
ard, one of the agents of .the' Hamburg
American Packet companyyHo crossing
the ocean quicker- than we- dp at present,
is the expense of 'coal. More powerful '
engines could be built which would; in
crease the speedlrat these engines would !
require so much more coal The steam
ers of the Hamburg-American Packet",
company now consume about 210 to'"25ft'
tons of coal a day; if 350 tons were
needed daily, these steamers would be
ran at a Iocs, for, besides the cost of and
the valuable space required for the addi
tional 100 or bo tons of coal, more en
gineers, more stokers, etc.. would be
needed. But if we went to an unlimited
expense for the most powerful engines
in the world the gain of time in crossing
the ocean would not be more than eight
or ten hours, so long as coal is used. '
"I have great . faith, however, in elec
tricity some day or other taking the
place of coal for the propulsion of ocean
steamers, and when that is brought
about they will be ' run much cheaper.
The weight of , the coal does not make
the steamer slower; that has nothing to
do with it. Sometimes a weighted
steamer goes faster than one that is not
weighted, all depending upon the wind
"Steamers can never go as quick as
locomotives, because they have to con
tend against water and air, whereas the
railroad cars have only air as a resist
ance. Ananming the maximum speed of
a locomotive to be about sixty miles an
hour over short distances, it may be said
that it goes three times as rapidly as a
steamer, although the average time made
by the fastest limited express train is
only twice the average time made by a
fast steamer." Epoch.
The Kitten Will Vouch for This.
One the seventh floor of the St. Cathe
rine flats, at Fifty-third street and Madi
son avenue, a particularly pretty Mal
tese kitten has the good fortune to live.
. Her favorite snoozing place is on the
seat of one of the windows overlooking
the court yard. ' This window happened
to be open for a few minutes, the other
morning, and the kitten, quite carried
away by the novelty of the idea, stepped
out upon the window ledge to take a
cat's eye view of the yard below and the
surrounding country generally.
' An instant later her paws slippo.l
from under her upon a piece of ice and
over she went. She fell a trifle of .some
six stories and then landed feet fore
most just upon the extreme edge of the
roof of one of the outbuildings. But so
terrific' was the. force ' with, which 'she
landed there that she bounced from off
the roof like a rubber ball,' and after
this ' instant's respite ' continued' on her
headlong journey toward the ground.
She landed on her feet again, shook
herself for a moment just to see that
she was ail there, and then giving vent
to a faint yowl of triumph, as one would
8ay,'"How'8 that for high?" picked her
way toward the house again with a de
lightful air of nonchalance and totallj
oblivious to the fact- that she has only,
eight lives left to her credit. New York
Machine for Shaping and Boring Post Arm
An ingenious machine is'used in Eng '
land for preparing telegraph' post arms.'
These arms are usually made from the
best selected English. oak.y and vary in
length from two feet t 'our feet. They
are in the first case planed on the four
aides by means of a special planing ma
chine, and . then sawed to the exact
length required by means of a doable
cross cut sawing machine made specially
for the purpose. The arms are" then
passed on to the shaping machine, which
rapidly and effectively does its work.
The machine is quite self contained, and
has the driving shaft placed overhead and
Supported upon standards fixed to the.
main bed.' ' The arrangements for deal
ing' with the various lengths "of arms'
have been carefully worked out At the
official test of the machine the' wooden
arms were finished at the rate of three
per minute. New York Commercial Ad
Dr. Van Dykes told this story: I am
reminded of a preacher who preached
from the text, '.'And Enoch was not."
He went on to explain that this text was
incomplete. "Now, brethren," said he,
"yon may hot know in what way Enoch
was not. To find this out,' we must ex
amine the text carefully in th light of
the context. Firstly Enoch was not an
Episcopalian, because he 'walked' with
God and did not dance. He was not a
Baptist, because be 'walked' with God
and did not swim. He was not a Pres
byterian, because the context tells us
that he walked with God at all, and be
was not a Methodist, because . we are
plainly told that God took hinu" New
York San. - - J ; -
' Axe the Eyes Enr Safe?
. Beware of the electric light. . This is
warning sounded by a correspondent,
and a warning that should-be heeded.
The use of the incandescent lamp is apt
to be highly injurious to the eyes if pre
cautions are ; not taken ..with, , , regard to
shad ee or globes. ' Plain or cat glass is
particularly noxious. In all cases ' the
little illuminator should be shaded with
a green of ' thick white shade, and the
glass should be frosted.' It is said that a
number of men in the clubs are ' 'suffer,
ing with: sore , eyes, entirely due to the
improper shading of the dub lights.
- A. Startling- Compi
. Recent statistics show that. 'French
railways annually kill one person out of
each aiOOQ.OOO carried," while in Enfand
8J.,p00T0P0 ar ctaried before one meets a
violent " death,' in. a railway' accident.''
French railways annually . wound ''blie1
passenger oat of each 500,000 carried;
English, one in each 750,000; Belgium,
one in ' each" '1.650,000, and Prussia oaly
one in each 4,000,000. -St. Louis Repub-
Worse Than Thai.-
Doiley Did she say you nay. old man'r
Gosling-She wasn't so. considerate ::
that. She used a plain and eniiihuU:
-no.- Mnnsey's Weekly! .
M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Heal Estate and .
Abstracts of. and Information Concern
' ingJLand Titles on Short Notice.
Land for Sale and Houses to Rent
Parties Looking for Homes in
COUNTRY Oil CITY,
OR IN SEARCH OF
Should Call on or Write to us.
Agents for a Full Line of
Leaflinfi: Fire Insurance Companies,
- And Will Write Insurance for
Correspondence Solicited. All Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO. -Opera
House Block, The Dalles, Or.
Has Opened a
In Connection With his Fruit Stand
and Will Serve
Hot . Coffee,, Hani. Sandwich,, Pigs' Feet,
Convenient to the Passenger
On Second St., near corner of Madison.
Branch Bakery, California
Orange Cider, and the
Best Apple Cider.
If you want a good lunch, give me a call.
Open all Night
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to K. RECK.
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC.
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
Third Street, Opera Block.
, Madisoifs latest System, j
Used in cutting garments," "and a fit
guaranteed each time. :' ' ""
Re pai ri ng and Clean i ngr
Neatly and Quickly Done..
SPME. ,TO-r- ..
THE CHRONICLE OFFICE.
V 2 ft
The Grate, City of the Inland Empire is situated at
the head of navigation on
is a thriving, prosperous
ITS TERRITORY. ' O
It is the supply city for an extensive and riqh agrix
cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching as-
far south as Summer Lake,
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 flUed the warehouses, and all available storage
places to overflowing with their products.
ITS : WEALTH 1
It is the richest city of its size oh 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. v
THE DALLES . MERCANTILE CO.
Successors to BROOKS t BEERS, Dealers In "
Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes,
. Hats and Caps, Etc,
390 and 394
Remember we deliver all purchases
W. E. GARRETSON,
SOLE AGENT FOB THE
AIJ Watch Work Warranted..
Jewelry , Made to rder.
laa Second St., Tbie nallea, Or.
( $500 Reward!
We -will pay the above reward for any case of
liver Complaint, DTspepefa, Hick Headache, In
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
cure with West's vegetable Liver Pills, when the
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegetable, and never fail to give aattstpc-1
lion. Sugar Coated. Large boxes containing 80
Pills, 25 cents. Beware of counterfeits and imi
tations. The. genuine manufactured only by
THB JOHNC,rFST, COMPANY; CHICAGO,
KLAKELEY & HOUGHTON,
178 Second St. The Dalles. Or.
H. Glenn has removed his
office and - the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
the Middle Columbia, ajyi
a distance of over twe
Hay, Grain and Feed.
oamets ana Furuitore
PKINZ & NITSCHKE,
Aud be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
C. N. THOKNBUBV, T. A. HUDSON, -
Late Rec. Vj 8. Land Office. Notary Public.
ROOMS 8 and 0 LAND OFFICE BCTM,
THE DALLES, OR.'
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And all other Businessin the D. S. Land Offici
, Promptly Attiyied to..-. -
We have ordered , Blanks fo Filings,
Entries .. and Ahe ' purchase of Railroad
Lands under the recent Forfeiture Act
whfch we will have, and advise the pub
lie at the earliest date when such entries,
can be. made.- Look for advertisement
in this paper.
Thornburv & Hudson.