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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postofflcc t The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
An Act To -Incorporate Dalles City
and to Define its Powers.
Governor - S. Pennoyer
Secveuiy oi State G,W.MP 1!!1le
Treasurer PmlUn Met-nh.in
8upt. of Public IiumucUou i- B. Mchlroy
(J. U. Dolpa
enators jj. jr. Mitchell
8tate Printer. .' Frank Eater
ninnh Jniim.... C. If. Toornbury
Clerk J- B- Cro jseu
Treasurer Ceo. Ruch
( H' A. Leavens
Assessor John E. E.iruett
Superinte.ide.it of Public Scaools. . .Tro;-.- 'ieiiey
Coroner William Michell
Be it enacted by the Legislative
of the blate of Oregon:
CHAPTER I. .
THE INCORPORATION, POWEKH AINU
BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY.
Section 1. The inhabitants of Dalles
City, Wasco county,
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
THE MECCA OF THE POOR MAN.
It cannot thought singular that with
all the great influx of immigration from
the rxivertv stricken states of Nebraska
and Kansas and the. frozen-out cyclone'
cursed regions of the Dakota's the dis
trict of country tributary to The Dalles
should have received but little addition
to its Domilation. This emigration is
all drifting to the Willamette Valley and
the cities on the Sound. The reason is
obvious. These places, especially the
Sound country, have been advertised and
boomed in the east by emigration bur
pans and real estate dealers, while next
to nothing has ever been done outside
the local papers to make known to the
world the vast resources and cheap agri
cultural lands of Eastern Oregon. And
yet it is a simple fact that to a farmer of
moderate means who wishes to own and
not rent the land he cultivates, this
country possesses many advantages over
the two places named. In the Willain
ette Valley and Sound countries there is
no government land left except what
so heavily timbered that the settler has
literally to "hew out alarm" for himself.
while in the meantime he must, during
manv a weary year, procure the means
of subsistence aa best he can by working
at the fisheries and around, logging
camps. For an old man such a prospect
is hopeless ; for a young man there is the
prospect that if life holds out long
enouzh. bv the time he is old and stiff
and rheumatic through exposure to
merciless rainfall of six months duration
yearly, and incessant toil, sufficient land
may be cleared for a truck patch or to
plant a few acres of fruit trees or to raise
a few tons of clover or timothy, amid
the blackened stumps of his little clear
ing. Not so in Eastern Oregon. There
are still thousands of acres of prairie
lands "lying out doors" that the settler
can procure from the government . under
the homestead laws or purchase at low
figures an J easy terms from land, grant
companies, where the settler has nothing
to do but fence the land and commence
plowing. On the other hand the man
who has means to purchase improved
lands can always find some one willin;
to sell and to such perhaps no other
country elsewhere offers such attraction
land capable of raising, and that does
actually raise, year in and year out, ii om
15 to 50 bushels of grain to the acre, can
be bought all the way from $5 to $10 an
acre, according to improvements and lo
cation. Land of equal fertility, west of
the mountains, it is safe to say could
not be bought for less than three times
the price. There is no reason why this
is so except the one already given,
namely, this country has never made an
effort to create a boom, or make itself
known to the outside world. Farmers
who settled here were generally content
to remain, and especially in those sec
tions devoted chiefly to the range, new
comers were not wanted. And yet it
remains true that a man with a little
means can find the best land at the low
est price and the best and healthiest
climate on earth in this same Eastern
Keferring to an article which lately
appeared in the Chronicle urging the
propriety and importance of the portage
road around the Celilo Falls being built
on this side the river so as to make The
Dalles the terminus of a system which
would control the traffic of the magnifi
cent agricultural county of Sherman as
well the Fossil coal fields and the coun
try tributary io the road now being sur
veyed by Mr. Norton the Wasco Observer
Were the road to cross the Deschutes
the ascent from the mouth of that river
to Biires is very gradual and a road could
easily be extended, by keeping south of
the sand near Biggs, to meet the Spanish
Hollow Canyon, up which there is a very
practicable route to Wasco. The eleva
tion of Wasco is not- more than 1000 feet
which would average 100 feet to the
mile. After reaching Wasco the road
could take a southeasterlv direction to
" meet either the Grass Valley canyon or
Hay Canyon, both of which routes are
easv. As the Chronicle represents, this
v matter is of as much importance to the
business men of The Dalles as it is to the
people of Sherman county. " A consider
able share of the trade of this county
goes to The Dalles; our interests are
v identical with theirs and it behooves us
to work together. By joint action we
may secure this much needed aid to
present insufficient transportation
vice. ' - . '
Oreo-on. and their
successor within the limits hereinafter
i-escviled. ai-e hereby created a body
corporate bv the name and style of
... , . - , , . i i t n
lln. en i;itv. ana DV mat name auaii
have perpetual succession, sue and be
Hiied. ulead and be impleaded, defend
and be defended in all courts of justice,
and in all suits, actions or proceedings,
and mav purchase, lease, receive and
hold nmnertv. both real and personal,
either within or without the limits of
said city, for any kind of public build
inss. or public works, or public improve
ments, or lor city pants or cemererres, ur
for hospital purposes or work houses or
houses of correction, or for the erection,
construction or maintenance of water
works, dams, ditches, flumes, reservoirs,
pipes, aqueducts or water rights, to sup
ply the city with water ; or for the con
struction or maintenance of roads, ways
and approaches to the city, or for the
erection, construction or maintenance of
a bridge across tne uoluin Dia river, ana
for such other purposes as may be for
the best interests of said city ; and shall
have the right to charge and collect toll
on anv such bridge as may be erected
under this act, for the use and benefit of
the citv. and mav control, sell, lease or
dispose of any property owned by it for
any purpose, any sucn sale to De ior ine
use and beneht oi tne city.
Sec. 2. Dalles Citv, as incorporated
by this act, shall also have a right, power
and authority to appropriate any private
real property, water, water courses,
waterways and water or riparian rights
or franchises of every name and nature.
to or for its public or municipal uses ana
purposes, or for the general use of the
people or inhabitants of said city, and
the same may be entered upon, surveyed
and selected in the mode and manner
prescribed by any of the laws or statutes
of the State of Oregon for the appropria
tion of lands, for corporate purposes or
uses, and thereafter said cit jr may proceed
to make such appropriation in the mode
and manner prescribed by any such laws
or statutes, and to nave tne compensation
therefor determined, and not otnerwise,
except that the compensation shall be
paid bv a deposit of money in court
wherein such proceedings are had, of the
amount of such compensation tendered
Sec. 3. uaiies uny snau nave ana use
a common seal and may alter and change
the same or adopt a new one at pleasure.
Sec. 4. All property, both real and
personal, and all rights and franchises
belonging to or used in Dalles Oity, as
hereinafter created, ' established and
bounded, shall, on the passage of this
act, become and be the property of and
be vested in Dalles City, as created and
etablished bv this act, and said city may
control and lease, sell or- dispose of the
same for the common benefit : provided.
that where the moneys arrising from the
sale or disposal of any property, real or
personal, nave bv act of congress or of
the legislative assembly of the state of
Oregon, or by the terms of the grant
under which it is held, be the same
public or private, been declared to be t
special fund created for a particular pur
poses, said fund shall be diligently cared
for and shall only be used for the pur
pose for which it was created : and if in
any case the city has heretofore used any
fund so set apart for any such purpose, '
for some other purpose, then said city
shall be and is hereby authorized to
bond itself for a sufficient sum to replace
such misappropriation, the amount re
ceived from such bonding to be at once
turned over to and become a part of the
fund so designated and to be used and
applied only as therein provided. .
Sec. 5. For the purpose of enabling
Dalles City to return to the proper fund
any money heretofore misappropriated
for other uses, and to enable it to le
deem outstanding warrants, said Dalles
City is hereby authorized and empow
ered to issue its bonds, not to exceed in
the aggregate the sum of $50,000 face
value over and above and not including
the $100,000 of bonds heretofore issued
and sold, for the erection, construction
or purchase of water works for said city ;
provided, that said bonds shall not be
sold tor less tnan tneir lace value, nor
bear a greater rate of interest than six
per cent per annum, payable annually ;
the bonds so issued and sold to be re
deemed within twenty years thereafter,
and in amount not more than $ 1,000 nor
less than $100 each; and provided further,
that no bonds shall be issued or sold un
der this section except under express
direction of the city council by written
resolution therefor; and provided further.
that all such bonds shall be first signed
bv the mayor and countersigned by the
recorder, or, upon their refusal, to be
signed bv at least five council men of said
city, and, said council shall direct how
said bonds inav be advertised and sold.
Sec. 6. The corporate limits of Dalles
Citv shall be as follows, to wit : Com
mencing at the middle of the channel of
the Columbia river, at a point due north
of the mouth of Mill creek ; thence
easterly and up the middle of the main
channel ot tne uoiumoia river one mile ;
thence due south one mile; thence
westerly to the southeast corner of the
Fort Dalles military reservation ; thence
westerly and along the south boundary
line of said military reservation to the
intersection ot the east line ot the south
west quarter of the southwest quarter of
section 4, in township 1 north, of range
13 east ; thence north to the northeast
corner of said southwest quarter of south
west quarter; thence west along the
north line of said southwest quarter of
southwest quarter to the section line
between sections four (4) and five (5),
said township and range ; thence north
on said section line to the township line
between townships one and two north ;
thence east on said township line to the
intersection of the east boundary line of
the Catholic Mission ; thence due north
to the section line between sections 33
and 28, in township 2 north, of range 13
east : thence east on said section to the
middle of the channel of .the Columbia
river ; thence easterly and up the middle
of the channel of the Columbia river to
the place of beginning.
SXyatlenl Blnnta. -
It is pretty generally known thai in
the Psscagoula river, near Scrantoo,
Miss., Btr&nge sounds are., frequently
heard as of a musical instrument played
at a distance under the water. .. Boating
parties are often startled at the distinct,
ness of the music. ' . They liken it to the
Bounds produced by the vibration of mu
sical "glasses or of harpstrings. '. The
sound rises and falls as if wafted by the
wind, and is locally, known as "the mys
terious music." The origin of the sotxnd
is generally ascribed to a movement of
sand at the bottom of the river, although
there is no. evidence offered that the
sand does more or any reason given why
it should move, .,
The explanation, doubtless, rests upon
the fact that such a , phenomenon as
singing or barking sand La known to ex
ist in several parts of the world. "It. is
not likely that wet sand would produce
the sounds mentioned. It it; more prob
able that .fish make thes-3 noises, for
fish can sing very nicely, too. It seems
rather funny to speak of binding fish,
but many of them do certainly produce
vocal sounds. Croakers get their names
froxn the "noise they make. Blue Sen
protest indignantly when they are pulled
oat of the water, but these are not sucn
sounds as constitute the. music of the
fish. Mobile (Ala.) Register.
GEO. H. THOMPSON,
TO GRiD OPERA HOUSE.
A Night of Fun I
ftlUIIUciy .HJIII . Dill, Thompson & Butts, 114 Second Street,
, - -
Engagement of the prince of
The BEST Investment in the Northwest, for sale by
THE DALLES. OREGON.
Supported by a select com
pany,' in tne great com
7X N TE
Dealers in Real Estate and all kinds of Personal Property.
Collections Promptly Made. Land Filings Prepared.
More genuine fun to the square
inch than any other attrac
tion on the road.
Eeserved Seats, $1.00; Children,
. Cents; Gallery, 75 Cents-
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN
- "I say, Van Brown, how is it that you
are always out when I call?" "O just
Bret Httrtf' LiUxiU7 SeetuaioK.
Unlike many authors, Bret Harte
never does an ambitious piece of literary
work amid the din of the city. When
ever the plot of a story gets thoroughly
crystallized in his mind he repairs to a
quiet suburban retreat just outside of
London, and there he works. And in
this little nook the author is at present
hard at work upon a new story of con
siderable length. Only a few of his
closest friends know the whereabouts of
his cave of seclusion, and even these he
khas never asked to join him there. The
novelist works steadily when he is in se
clusion, and stops only for an hoar's
walk every day. When at work his diet
is a very frugal one; he retires early and
is up just after dawn, working of ten sev
eral hours before he has his morning
coffee, eggs and rolls. For two months
he will keep himself thus secluded, then,
returning to London, he places his manu
script in the hands of his publisher and
considers his work done, for Bret Harte
hates proofreading. Edward W. Bok's
Letter. . " . .
A Nose from s Cat's KiW.
A Decatur young woman has recently
been operated upon successf ully in a
manner that will excite . surgeons. .The
patient is a young; woman who, when a
child, had her nose broken, and as a. re
sult of the decay of the bones the bridge
of the nasal organ had been completely
lost. The patient was etherized and a
transverse incision about three-quarters
of -' an inch long ' made directly between
the eyes, extending down the bone. . A
small chisel was then introduced and all
the soft parts separated from the bones,
from, the top of the nose to the forehead,
and about one inch, on either side of the
median line out on the cheeks. "
Wnen this had been done a half grown
cat was quickly chloroformed and pieces
of four ribs, each two inches in length,
were token from its side, rapidly cleaned
of nil superfluous flesh and then inserted
into the wound so that they raised up
the skin, thus forming a good solid
bridge. The wound healed in four, or
five days, and . the slight scar is almost
invisible. Decatur (Bis.) Cor. New York
Tba Ltnt Rat Story.
Mrs. L J, Fiske was the . victim of a
bold and daring attempt at robbery the
other night at her rooms on State street,
Columbus, O. The thief was a big rat,
and the : plunder which he nearly sue
ceeded in carrying away was the lady's
gold watch and chain. Upon retiring
she placed the watch on a dresser in the
sitting room. About midnight Mr. Fi&k
was awakened by a noise in the room.
Turning on the light he found the rat
dragging the watch toward a hole near
the water pipes, which he had nearly
reached. The rat had taken the watch
from the dresser, drawing it nearly
twenty feet. In a minute more he would
have disappeared with his
Cincinnati Enquirer. '
Seats on sale on and after Thursday at
Snipes & Kinersly's.
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO
Heal Estate and
Undertakers and Embalrhers.
NO. 166 SECOND STREET.
loscoe 8t Gibons,
Abstracts of. and Information Concern-
.... . i
ingLand Titles on Short Notice. Country
and 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
Leaiii Fire Insurance Companies,
And Will Write Insurance for
- on all
Correspondence Solicited. All Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Opera House Block, The Dalles, Or.
A Wwsan Who Hm Wrlttea a BmL
Mrs. Burton Harrison, , the latest
woman novelist to win genuine favor
with the public, is described as a pretty,
youngish woman, very blonde, with
nice, high bred air. She lives in a -sol
emn brownstone house in old fashioned
Irving place, where she has gathered toe-ether
a quantity of heavy, carved oak
furniture and much antique silver that
has a respectable Virginia pedigree.
Her maiden name was Constance Gary
and her family is one of the oldest in
Virginia. New York Letter. : ..
California vineyards in 1890 produced
16,500,000 gallons of wine and 2,197,403
boxes of raisins.
Whist seems to be on
come the national game.
its wav to be-
Dogs against sheep was an issne in the
North Carolina legislature a few dayi
ago, and the dogs. won. . On . Tuesday
last a bill was before the bouse for the
protection of sheep against dogs, and it
was defeated by a vote of 83 to 9.'
oerk of the Virginia state senate need to
say frequently that no member of the
legislature was ever re-elected who had
favored the passage of a dog law. or law
protecting sheep from the ravages of the
dogs. Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser.
A Changeable Climate.
A man in order to meet the exigencies
of the present winter should have about
five overcoats, all of different weight.
He needs a buffalo robe for early morn
ing, -and then as the day rolls on he
should be able each hour to don a lighter
garment until midday, when he could
go without any, and : then gradually in
crease the weight until , he would . get
back his buffalo robe at night. There is
lots of climate this winter. Texas Sift-
A man named Henn out in Iowa laid
a corner stone the other day.- Here is
dagznng opportunity for the barren par-
agrapher to yoke an egg joke to this.
V STAPLE V AND V FANCY V
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Produce Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of the City
I Masonic Block, Corner Third and Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon
The Dalles JVIetfeantile Go.v
Successors to BROOKS & BEERS, Dealers In
Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, Etc.
Groceries, Provisions, Hay, Grain and Feed.
390 and 394 'Second Street.
Remember we deliver all purchases without charge. ....
W. E. GARRETSON,
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
Branch Bakery, California
Orange Cider, and the
Best Apple Cider.
If you want a good lunch, give me a call
Open all Night
SOLE AGENT FOR THE
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S. L. YOUNG,
(Succesaor to E. BECK.)
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St., The Dalle. Or.
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System,
Used in cutting garments, and a fit
guaranteed each time.
SMEHWflRE, :-: ETO
Watches, Clocks and Jewel
Repaired and Warranted?
Carpets and Hie,
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
H. G-lenn has removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co to 72
County Treasurer's Notice.
All countv warrants registered prior to
JNoveinoer , o, wm oe paiu ii pre
sented - at my office. Interest ceases
from and after this date.
'Treas. Wasco Co., Or.
The Dalles, Or., Feb. 18, 1890. 4t
We will hit the nhnve reward for anv case of
T.ivpr rvntmisfnt- Pv-Hnenflia. Sick Headache. In
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
cure witn west s vegeiaDie uth ruia, wueii me
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely veffetaDie, ana never ian to give aaLimtw;
tion. Sugar Coated. . Large boxes containing 30
Pills, is Rents. Beware of counterfeits and imi
tations. The genuine manufactured only by
THE JOHN C. WJf ST UUS11-AM1, tlUUAUU,
175 Second St, . The Dalles, Or.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
C. N. THORXBCRY,
Late Rec. U. 8. Land umce.
. A. HCDSON
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDI
' rostofflce Box 825, .
THE DALLES, OR.
' And all other Business in the C. S. Land Offiil
Promptly Attended to.
in. 1 1 A A 'Plants frvr Filil
TTCUftve urucici i . -- ( ,( ;
the nnrchase of Kail.
T jindH nnder the recent Forfeiture 4
which we will have, and advise the p
lir. at. t.h earliest date when such enti
can be made. Look for advertise
in this paper.
Thornburv & Huds