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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postofllce at The Dalles, Oregon,
us second-class mutter.
Governor 'I.....'.'..:. .8. Pennover
Secretary of State O. W. Mo Bride
Treasurer Phillip Metschan
Bupt. of Public Instruction E. B. MeElroy
Congressman B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
County Judge C. K. Thornbury
Sheriff. . . ..I. U Gates
Clerk J. B. Cmssen
Treasurer Geo. Ruch
Commissioner. , (JaSSKl
Assessor John E. Harnett
Surveyor ." . . .E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner. ...William Michell
. The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
THEY ARE MUCH ALIKE.
'Representative Hunsuker, of White
Salmon, writes tojtbe GoldendaU Sentin
. al, under date of March 23d, and ex
plains the manner in which house bill
No. 258 was defeated in the Washington
legistature. The bill required persons,
companies or. corporations owning or
controlling railroad co terminus with or
constructed around any obstruction to
navigation in any of the water of the
state or on the boundaries thereof, to
keep in good repair and operate the
same on a given compensation.. Had
the bill become a law and fixed reasona
ble rate for transfer, it would have help
ed to solve the problem of an open river
by compelling the company owning the
present portage road at. the Cascades to
carry any and all freight offered it from
any person or company whatsoever.
. Mr. Hunsuker succeeds in showing that
the same influence the defeated the road
from The Dalles and Celilo was also at
work in Washington. It would have
mattered little perhaps even if the bill
had passed, for Govornor Laugton who
seems to have vetoed nearly every meas
ure that had its object the relief of the
people' from railroad extortion, would
have very likely vetoed that bill too.
THE COMING ELECTION.
According to the ordinance passed at
the last meeting of the. council the 13th
of April is the day fixed for the property
owners of this city to vote on the pro
position of bonding the city for a further
indebtedness of. $25,000 to complete fhe
city water ' works. Whatever . opinions
may be entertained regarding ' the
necessity of incurring the expense and
delay involved in such election or what
ever views may be held regarding the
wisdom or unwisdom of adopting the
gravity instead of the pumping system
' there can be but one side to the question
are satisfied there can be but one result.
We can have no improvement in either
the quality or quanity of our water sup
ply till sufficient money is appropriated
to- finish the work, already so, far ad
vanced. It needs, therefore no argu
ment from us to prove the necessity of
casting an affirmative vote and when the
election is over, we have no doubt that
all other necessary measures for com
pleting the works will be rushed through
with least possible delay.
ITALY A LAUGHING STOCK.
If it be true as the dispatches indicate
that, every man of the eleven Italians
who were massacred at New Orleans was
on the rolls of the city's register of voters
there is no longer any doubt that Italy
has put her foot in it badly and has suc
ceeded in making herself a laughing
stock for the world. ' The haste with
which the Italian boss, Macheea, himself
a victim, was wont to make American
citizens of his compatriots deserves the
thanks of a grateful republic. ' Thanks
to Macheea's greed political power Italy
will be spared the trouble of licking the
United States. . . The war is over before
it is begun. Italy has made a fool of
herself and the United States has been
taught a lesson on foreign emigration
that she will do well to take' heed ; but
it is a matter of profound congratulation
that we are spared the indignity of hav
ing, for' the sake of international
comity, to pay sixty or seventy thousand
dollars for the useless carcasses of three
or four miserable "dagoes" that the
world could better spare than endure. "
HUMAN LIFE CHEAP.
. The state penitentiary closed, its gates
the other day on. two, men, Duval
and Daring from Arington. They had
stolen two dollars and fifty cents and for
this crime they got three years each.
Sandy Olds was committed a day or two
before to the same, hostlery for a. cold
blooded red-handed murder; He got a
year. From all which it follows that in
the eyes of Oregon judges and juries it is a
thrice-greater crime to steal two and. a
half than to take a human life. '
The governor of. Washington is just
now engaged in explaining to the dear
people his reasons for .vetoing all bills
passed by the recent legislature for, . the
relief of the people from' railroad extor-
tion, and with about as much success as
our representatives had' when they ex
plained; their ; action." " The people be-"
lieve him to be the tool of the. railroads,
and they will govern themselves accordingly.-
'::':':'; vi'.-.. r '
The several political parties are busy
all the time making presidents. Just
now, it is said that those republicans
who feel that it would be unsafe to make
the fight with Harrison and who at the
same time belive it would be rank folly
to nominate Blaine are looking towards
Major McKinley as the proper man to be
standard bearer in 1892. They hold that
the sentiment upon the McKinley tariff
has undergone a great change within the
last few months and they are looking for
a still greater change as the people begin
to realize the benefits it will confer on
the nation, and they are asking them
selves if they could go before the country
on any better issue than that of pro
tection. The Walla Walla Union thinks that if
the assessors of the state of Washington
only do their duty as the law requires
them and assess all property at its full
marketable value the state will show ' a
total assessment valuation of over $500,
000,000. The same might be said of
Oregon although the total assessment
for 1890 only ehows up $114,000,000 ; less,
we believe, than the amount of taxable
property in the. city of Portland alone.
THE NATION'S DEBT.
Nearly a H alf Million Net Increase Sar
Washington, April 1. The public
debt statement given out today is as
Aggregate of interest-bearing debt, ex
clusively of United States bouds is
sued to Pacific railroads I 613,512,780
Debt on which interest has ceased .
since maturity. 1,670,115
Aggregate debt bearing no interest,
including the national bank fund
depotited in the treasury under the
act of July 14, 1HH0 898,762,881
Aggregate of certificates and notes off
set by cash in the treasury. 530,525,511
Aggregate of debt, including certifi
cates and notes March 31 , 1891 1,544,471,287
Decrease of bonded debt during the
Total cash in treasury .. 694,441,367
Debt less cash in treasury March 31,
1X91. .- 850,029,920
Debt less cash in the treasury Febru
ary 28, 1891 849,539,895
Net increase on debt during the
A VAST ENTERPRISE.
Ship Canal From Lake Erie to the Ohio
According to the New York Commer
cial Bulletin the Pennsylvania canal com
mission will report to the coming legis
lature a bill for the construction of a
ship canal from Lake Erie to the Ohio
river: There will be required a lockage
of 730 feet and twenty-three locks.- The
estimated cost is $23,000,000. The new
governor and a majority -of the- legisla
ture favor this project. The tonnage in
coal, iron and coke ; between Pittsburgh
and Lake Erie amounts to 5,000,000 tons
a year. It is -claimed the canal would
lessen the traffic rate 50 cents a ton.
Canals are great regulators of railroad
charges, and are not to be despised in
these rapid-transit days. The canal
would be 125 miles long."
State lecturer A. J. Phillips of Wis
consin gives the following sound and
sensible advice .to the members of the
The future alliance to be successful
must unite on a concise, fair and equit
able platform, to-wit, to elect men to
state and national offices who are in'
sympathy with farmers' interests, same
as others, in favor of a better education,
in favor of better methods of farming, in
favor of lower rates cf interest and fairer
methods of taxation, men who are op
posed to alien ownership of land and
who are in favor of economy in public
affairs and men who dare stand up and
say that . unnecessary officers shall be
abolished and that . work for the state
shall be managed and paid for as work
in other business and productive pur
suits. The conflict between the money
power and the producer is on and to
spend time and study how to settle and
solve it, is the duty of every patriotic
citizen. . If settled aright with justice to
all for the watchword, it means . peace,
prosperity and happiness to our state
and nation. ' To join an association en
gaged in this glorious work, and spend
time studying, speaking and writing On
how to bring about a just Eolution of this
great question is the noblest work a man
can do. . ' ' - -
: Probably the - best all-round exercise
for developing the muscles is ' wrestling.
It is- the only form of exercise except
swimming which calls into play the en
tire muscular system of thehody.' Sparr-i
ing is Bttre to give '-a man' good lung
room- and plenty of shoulder muscles.
Rowing builds -up the forearms-' and
back, and bicycling develops the legs
only. ' In wrestling there is ' Scarcely a
muscle of the body that is not called
into play . - The grasp of the fingers, the
suppleness of the ankle; and the strength
of the back ' are; as important- as- the
power of the arms-and- legs.- The exeri
cise, however, is so severe that only the
most hardened and liberally endowed
athletr -venture to practice it.-':
- . Is Disease a FnntshmentT
, The following advertisement, published
by a prominent western patent, medicine
house .would indicate that they regard
disease as a punishment for sini. : -.
,"Do," you-wish , to know the quickest
way to cure a sever cold? r Wa 'will, .tell
you. ... To cure a cold qickly , it must , be
treated before the cola 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 tn' nature's "way,
that as a punishment for' some Indiscre
tion, yon 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 2 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 a severe
cold within one or two davs timer Try it
and be convinced;" Fifty "cent bottles for
sale by Snipes & Kmereley, '"druggists.
Tho lee Kly of Benmore.
In a recent article in The Pall Mall
Gazette a writer hints that the flies,
which are mentioned by old writers as
having been plentiful on , Benmore dur
ing the most rigorous part of the winter
preceding the advent of the plague , in
London, have again- appeared in tbe
snow bound heights of the bid mountain.
He says: "A 'week' since, in "company
with a friend, I made the ascent of Ben
more from Crianlarich. ' We found , the
cone well filled with ' snowy which got
deeper and firmer as we ascended, and
when we reached within, say, 500 or 600
feet of the top we came upon a solitary
fly, quite dead, but which had evidently
been very recently in the full enjoyment
of life and health. ' A few feet further on
we found five or six more, some alive
and k some dead, but higher still, ' and
within a very short distance of the top,
we were surprised to find hundreds and
thousands of them, all alive and appar
ently enjoying themselves. , X .
"At this elevation the ground was
deeply covered with snow, and all the
rocks thickly crusted with ice. We
noticed that it was particularly where
the ice was thickest that the insects
were most numerous. : On the south side
of the mountain, : where we descended,
we saw none of our little friends. I am
not a naturalist, and ' Benmore may be
the ordinary winter resort of the fly, but
it appears curious that an insect which
is usually associated with the ideas of
warmth should be found in such num
bers in winter at an elevation of 8,800
feet above the sea level. "
Beesat Londoa Expressions.
Two new and startling words are com
ing across the-ocean for the use of that
large and imposing body of New Yorkers
to whom the word "English is a talis
man of invincible value. . No man has
ever been able to tell .exactly how slang
gets a start in London, but it is certain
that when it secures a good circulation
in the small talk of the big, English
towns its apoearance here within a short
time is inevitable. , Nearly two years
ago everybody in London indulged in
the expression "in the movement."
Then came in it." Nowadays in New
York there is no more scathing comment
upon a man's general . failure than the
remark that he is "not in it."
This has been surpassed of late by the
poetical simile that the unfortunate man
is like the label on a bottle. As the label
is not in it, the aspersion is severe. The
two new words of the year in London
are "spoof' and wide."" To spoof a
man means to trick him, to comment
and put up a wicked trick on Mm, and
to generally cavxxrt with the more tender
and trustworthy elements of his nature.
When you say that a man is ? wide", in
London a flush of, mingled pride and
satisfaction overspreads his face. It is
a great thing to be clever, smart,' dow
ney, knowing and wideawake, but people
who are all, hese thinga are as nothing
compared to the man who is "wide."
New York Sun.
The Installment Plan.
There is something significant in the
extraordinary growth of 'business houses
run on " the installment plan; -" They are
not confined to Grand street and lower
Broadway, but. are to be found in im
posing buildings on Twenty-third street
and Fifth . avenue, and their business Is
carried" on in a fashion that indicates
considerable financial skill. ' They sell
goods at a profit which causes the more
conservative establishments a good deal
of surprise. . Their customers are invari
ably women, and they sign what is
known as an "agreement," which binds
them to pay a stipulated sum at inter
vals for anything that they purchase.
The wording of the "agreement" is in
genious, but any one who is familiar
with the law, and who examines the pa
pers carefully, finds that it is nothing
more or less than a chattel mortgage,
with a rate of interest that is usurious.
But they are within the letter of the
law, and that is apparently enough ' in
these days of keem "competition" in
trade. New York World. -' 1 i: "
, ' JKutar of Australia-
The storage of water in reservoirs is
being carried out in a large way by mu
nicipalities - and' private companies.
Throughout New South 4 Wales tod
Queensland the boring of artesian wells
has met with satisfactory success, i Once
given, the eertain means of carrying: the
flocks and ; herds through the occasional
periods of drought, there seems no limit
to the pastoral capacity of such immense
provinces' as New South Wales and
Queensland. ' With completed systems
of irrigation Australia .promises ; to be
come one of the greatest grape and fruit
growing, countries " in. the world. The
many difficulties with which "men are
confronted on this great - continent are
more than matched by its wonderful
rosaiWlitMM.--CentnTy. . , . ,..!.-.' .H .hv
, Priaea tor, It rai Bootes.'.-, . . . rJ
People who axe fortunate gh to
possess first editions, of Barns will do
well to send them into the market while
the erase for them lasts. , A copy which
sold for, .,hr01883r sold, Jaw. last
season. It i$ clear, that for spine tune to
come " there will be a great run on the
late Mr. HAlKwell Phillrppsf folio edition
of Shakespeare in sixteen " vehimes, of
which only 150 copies exist. Nine years
ago tins work was sold for . 51, but last
season, the only copy wtneh. was offered
Trelrsed 371. London World.""! '. "., Z
It is well known in the Russian army
thatdeath fioUows desertion. A deserter
was latery shot who got away a year ago
and had traveled 4000 miles. It " cost
the government over, $3,000 to find him,
but it would have paid $30,000 sooner
than let "him "" get away. ; Over 80,000
soldiers were assembled to see htm shot.
The San Diego (GO.) Son tells of a
monster black bass taken with hook and
Utm recently atCedros island. It weighed
839 ponnds,:and the. atchec wtt.-fortyH
two irrrnrnay m getting, the ash alongside
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
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Real Estate and
Abstracts of. and Information Concern
ingLand Titles on Short Notice.
Land for Sale and Houses to Rent
Parties Looking for Homes in
COUNTRY OR CITY,
OR IN SEARCH. OF'
- Should Call on or Write to us.
Agents for a Full Line of
LeaSli 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, Ham Sandwich, Pigs' Feet,
and Fresh ; Oysters.
Convenient to the Passenger
On Second St., near corner of Madison.
I. ' Also a
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,
(Snocesnor to K. RECK.)
Watches, Clocks and : jewelry
'V.: Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St., The Dalles. Or.'
John Pas hek,
; i v.i. at-.litt ' 4 1
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System.
Used inputting garments,,. and a fit
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly. Done,
( 5 -COME TO
TTiE ciiiiMcif office!
Undertakers and Embalmers.
NO. 166 SfCOND' STREEIT.
V STAPLE". 'AND
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc. V
Country Produce Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of t lie City.
Masonic Block, Corner Third and
louccessors to L..
A General Line of
Horse Furnishing Goods.
; Wholesale ani Retail Dealers in Harness, Bridles, WMps, Eorse Blankets, Etc. "
Full Assortment of Mexican Saflfllery, Plain or Stampei. ""
SECOND STREET, - - - . . THE DALLES, OR.
The Dalles WerGantile Co. ,
Sucsesaors to BROOKS
Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, Etc.
390 and 394
Remember we deliver all purchases
H. C. NIELS6N,
?at5 ai?d Qaps, Tm9K5 Valises,
Boot" and Bliooaj, lEJto.
CORNER pF SECONP ANI) WASIILNGTON STB., THE DALI.E8, OREGOBT.
W, E. GARRETSOH,
801B AGENT FOR THE
All Watch Work War rah ted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St.. The Dalles. Or.
$500 Reward! v 7
We will pay the above reward for anv case of
liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Slclc Headache, In
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
cure with West's vegetable Liver PH1. when tb
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegeutuie, ana never I all lo give satisfac
tion... Sugar Coated... Large boxes containing 30
Pills, 25 cents. Beware of counterfeits -and imi
tations'. "The genuine manufactnred only-by
TrIiEJi)xlN c- WF8T COMPANY, CHIGAGO,
BLAKELKI & HOUGHTON. . - ;
' " Prescription DrngsrlsU,
1TR Second St. The Dalles, Or.
H. Glenn has.removed his
office and the office of the
Electcio Light Co- to ,72
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AND DEALERS IN
, NEW STORE'
V FANCY V
Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon.
L. Jrank, deceased.)
or all fl3IlpSS6S!
& BEERS, Dealers in
Hay, Grain and Peed.
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
C. N. THORNBURY, T. A. HUD80N,
Late Reo.. U. S. Land Office. , Notary PubUa.
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE mDLNft, .
Postofnce Box 32tt, V I (..
THE DALLES, OR.
! And all other Business in the U. S. Land Offiei
Promptly Attended to. "
I We have ordered Blanks for Filings, ,
Entries and the purchase of Railroad
T tt-nAa IX. . 17 i M A f
.which we will have, and advise the pnb-.
uc at Liie earnest uate wnen nuui ciuum
an be made.,' Look for advertisement ,
in thlB iaier; ' '' -- -' '---
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