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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
Governor ...S. Pennoyer
Secretary of State. . . G. W. McBnde
Treasurer Phillip Metscban
Supt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
. (J. N. Dolph
enators j H Mitchell
Congressman B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
County Judge ....C. N. Thornbirry
Sheriff u. tJates
, Clerk J. B. Crosaen
Treasurer. .'. Geo. Ruch
. . . ( H' -A. Leavens
Commissioners. . . Jrrank Kincaid
Assessor John E. Barnett
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools , : .Troy Shellev
Coroner , ..William Mlchell
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
A FAIR DEFENCE.
Section 8 of The Dalles charter bill
divided the city, for the purpose of mun
icipal 'representation, into three wards.
The present division, it is well known,
comprises two wards, the first embracing
all the city north of Third street and the
second all the city south of the same
street. This arrangement makes all the
business part of the city into one ward
and all or nearly all the residence part
into another. The new charter bill
proposed to run the lines of the wards
north and south, instead of east and
west. The first ward would have been
all that part of the city lying west of
Court street; the second all that part
lying between Court and Jefferson and
the third all that part lying east of Jeffer
son. This arrangement would have given
each ward a part of the business as well
as a part of the residence district. On
the face of it nothing could be fairer.
As it is the floating population, the mass
of irresponsible voters is congregated in
one ward, and that the most 'populous.
This one ward largely controls the city,
the irresponsible floating vote control it.
The arrangement suggested by the new
charter would have divided this vote so
nearly as convenient among each of the
three wards. But the transparent fair
ness of this division,' the very thing that
should have commended .it to men who
desire good and pure city government
was the ground upon which it was con
demmed. With, the ward divided in the
manner suggested by the new charter,
no ward politician, whose strength lay
mainly in the irresponsible vote could
control the city elections, or at least
control them so easily as at present.
For this reason only, as we suppose,
because we really can conceive of no
other,, the section referred to was amend
- ed by Senator Hilton and the ward
divisions of the city left as they are at
present. If any one can show that this
section of the bill was objected to in . the
interest of pure city government and the
rights of the people we shall be glad to
bear from him. .
A PROPER PROVISION.
Section 10 of the defeated charter bill
provided for the election of the mayor,
recorder, marshal and city treasurer as
at present, by the popular vote. But it
provided for the election of the street
commissioners, attorney and night
watchmen or special policemen by the
, council and made the vote of not less
than five councilmen necessary to elect
any such officer. The section was ob
jected to by the mayoral delegation be
cause it infringed on the mayor's pre'
rogatives and an amendment was offered
making these last officers appointive by
the mayor subject to the approval of the
council. . Section 10 was therefore
another provision in the interest of good
government. Five councilmen were just
as likely to make good selections as
one mayor. It is be said that the ap
pointments were to be approved by the
council, we reply that they were to be
made by the mayor. The councilmen
could make no appointments. A corrupt
-mayor could reward his pets or his
strikers by appointing them to an office,
at his pleasure, and if the council refus
ed to approve the office mightr emain va
cant, to the detriment and inconvenience
of the city. No such contingencies were
likelv to arise tinder the provision of
section 10, and no natural right of any
man was curtailed or infringed upon by
it. An objection to it was in the inter
est of autocracy and not in the interest
of democratic government. ,
BslHlag Hortei. , -
The New York prices for horses of good
breeding are about as follows : Fine car
riage horses brine $750 to $1750. per pair
saddle horses $400 to $900 each 5 .drivers
$300 to $900 each ; business horses, $175
to $300 each,. With such prices as these
it would seem to be the- part of business
enterprise to raise horses on the ranch.
Where this is done not only is. there al
ways an abundance of power for the
work to be done on the farm, but this is
furnished at a profit. It would be nec
essary, however,, to so arrange crops as to
raise all the necessary feed on the place
in Western Washington.
All able men are not optimist, but all
able men when they are in full health of
"mind and body are optimist for it is only
when the mind is morbid or the body is
transiently or permanently fallen' from
full health that an able thoughtful man
refuses to say with Victor Hugo that
God reigns and that . "progress is always
the very stride 01 loa. Vregonxan.
An English court has decided .that to
call a man a convict after he has served
a term of imprisonment, and is legally
tree, is iiDeiious.
THE NEW CHARTER.
Define its Powers.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly
of the State of Oregon:
Sec. 15. The council Bball designate
one place in each ward for holding the
election therein and shall appoint three
judges and two clerks for each ward.
... Sec 16. - The recorder, under the direc
tion of the council, shall give ten days
notice of each general election, the officers
to be elected thereat, the place designated
in each ward for holding the election
therein, by posting three notices thereof,
in three of the most public places in each
: Sec. 17.. All elections shall commence
at 9 o'clock in the morning and continue
until 6 o'clock in the evening of the same
day without closing the polls. . .If any
judge of election fails to attend and serve
at the proper time, the voters of the
ward then present may elect another in
his place : and if any clerk of election
fails to attend , and serve at. the proper
time, the judges of election may appoint
another in his place. , , . . .
Sec. IS. Judtres and clerks of election
must possess the qualifications of voters
in the ward in which they act as such,
but a mistake or error in this respect or
a failure to give the notice required by
this act shall hot invalidate any election
other use legal. .
Sec. 19. On or before the second day
after election, or sooner if all the returns
from all the wards are in, the recorder
shall call to his assistance the county
clerk of the county of Wasco and a Jus
tice of the peace residing in Dalles City,
and thev three shall then canvass the
returns of the election.
Sec. 20. A written statement of the
canvass shall be made and signed by the
canvassers or a majority 01 tnera, ana
filed with the recorder within the time
appointed to complete the canvass ; such
writing must contain a statement of the
whole number of votes cast at such elec
tion, the number cast for any person for
any office and the Barnes of the persons
elected and to wnat orace.
Sec. 21. Immediately after the com
pletion of the canvass the recorder Jnust
make and sign a certificate of election
for each person declared , tliere by. to be
elected and deliver, the same to him- on
demand ; such certificate of election
shall be , primary evidence of the facts
therein stated. . .
Sec. 22.. It .at... any general . election
two or more persons, candidates for the
same office, shall receive an equal nam
berof votes, tne recorder snail, as soon
as .possible, notify such candidates to ap
pear before him at , a time and place
fixed by him, and such candidates ; shall
then and there pupuciy aeciae, Dy lot
which of the persons having an equal
number of votes shall be " declared duly
elected, and Hie recorder shall make and
deliver then and there .to the person de
clared to be duly elected ,a certificate of
his election, as herein provided. ....
. Sec. 23. . A contested election for, any
city office must be determined according
to the laws ot tne state 01 uregon relat
ing .to contested elections in case of
county officers. . . . r..
Sec. 24. , The term , of every person
elected to office at any general election
under this act shall commence . on. the
first Monday in July next following .his
election and terminate when his suc
cessor is elected and qualified, and bv
such time such person elected to such
office must qualify therefor by taking
the oath of office and hung such bond or
undertaking as may be required ot such
officer, if any, under this act, or he shall
be deemed to have declined and the 01
fice considered vacant. The term of of
fice of every person appointed to office
under this act shall commence . on the
day following his appointment and ter
minate when his successor is appointed
and qualified, and he shall within said
day following his said appointment
qualify lor othce by taking and mine his
oath of office and giving such official
bond or undertaking as may be required,
or he shall be deemed to have declined
and the office considered vacant.
Sec. 25. All officers elected or ap
pointed under this act, before entering
upon the duties of their office, shall take
and hie with the recorder an oath ot of
fice to the effect following, to wit : '
1, A. B., do solemnly swear (or affirm)
that I will support the constitution of
the United States and of the state of
Oregon, and that I will to the best of my
. i -1 . . . 1 r ii e .1 1 . . " . e
auiuty laiuiiuuy penonn me uuxies 01
the office of - - of Dalles City, so
help me God. -
It the person affirms, instead . of the
last clause there must be added :. "And
this I promise under the pains and pen
alties of perjury." ; ... .
Bee. 2tt. All of the laws of the state of
Oregon regulating and governing general
elections and proceedings and matters
incidental thereto, shall apply to and
govern elections under this act, so far as
practicable, except as herein otherwise
provided. , , ,.)
Sec. 27, , An. office shall : be deemed
vacant upon the. death or resignation of
the incumbent or when he shall ' absent
himself from the city withont the consent
of the council for a period of thirty days.
The office of councilman shall be deemed
vacant whenever any incumbent thereof
shall cease to be a resident of the ward
which he represents, or shall , fail to at
tend six consecutive regular meetings of
the council, unless absent upon leave of
the council first obtained; but a change
of the boundaries of any ward .shall not
be .deemed to change the residence. of
any councilman, so as to create or cause
a vacancy in such office.
Sec. 28. A vacancy in any office
caused by the failure, of anv person
elected to qualify therefor, as prescribed
by this actr or made- by or consequent
upon the judgment of any court or in any
of the cases specified in this act, must
be filled by the council by appointment,
and five councilmen shall be necessary
to elect. . The mayor shall not be entitled
to . vote at any such election to nil a
vacancy. . , . . . .
Sec. 29.;, An officer appointed to fill
any vacancy must within five days from
the date ot such appointment qualify
or he shall be deemed to have declined'
and the office declared vacant.
" It is now stated that until Mr. Grav.
editor of the proposed new paper, shows
ma nnanciai status m Diacic ana white,
the advertising contracts will not be turn
ed over to. him, and that furthermore
he does not want to start in until har
mony, has been established among the
different projectors of the new daily.'
Portland Welcome. - '
Anthorltioe Who rHBr About Skating.
That clever writer and amiable wom
an, Mrs. Amelia E. Barr.jwill have to
admit that she has been skating on
thin ice, so to speak: In undertaking
to instruct her readers in.rthe mys
teries, graces, science and customs ; of
dancing and skating, she collides with
the world's cham pi on, .. and . it is not
the latter who is '. overthrown. . iWLrs.
Barr describes "Skating as 'par. : excel
lence, "the pursuit' purely idle, gay and
aristocratic,'' says "half the work of the
skater is done by the. foot that is off the
ice," tells of . "the Fen skaters of Cam
bridgeshire and Lincolnshire who, with
their long runners and a fair wind, do
their mile, in "two , minutes," etc.,' etc.
The article has come under the eye of
Joe Donoghne, Who, having beaten "all
competitors and - holding the world's
ska$ng record at all distances, must be
conceded competent to join Lsue with
any skater -with ' the pen. From far off
Holland he writes in response to Mrs.
Declining to discuss the "gayety or
aristocracy T of skating, he says it has
always impressed him as r 'anything but
an idle pursuit.". He gives the "foot off
the ice" no credit except for being ready
to use when its turn comes. "I always
thought." he says, "that the work is
done by the foot that is on the ice."
With pardonable impatience the cham
pion dismisses the romancing about the
the Fen skaters' "mile in two minutes"
by pronouncing it'nonsense," as "there
never was a skater in England who ever
skated a mile in less than three minutes."
Joe concedes to Mrs. Barr the dancing
floor, but puts his experience and quite
extensive observation against her posi
tions, regarding skating and skaters in
every important particular. If she has
faith in her teachings there is only one
thing for her to do challenge Joe Don
oghue in person or by champion, after
the ' manner of Rebecca, to meet her on
good ice in fair contest, the vanquished
to crown the victor champion of the
theory and practice of skating. Utica
. . A New, York . undertaker, who for the
past few months has been engaged in dis
interring the dead bodies of old Knick
erbocker families from the vaults in St.
Lake's ehrirchyard,' received a special or
der ! from an old ' New York family re
cently to remove the bodies of two chil
dren. , from a. vault in the churchyard.
The undertaker opened the coffins. The
bodies were in old fashioned metallirt
coffins, made to conform to the hoes, of
the body, with rounded and harrow
ends and a" bulging center. . Glass plates
covered the faces of the dead, and these
plates were in turn protected from dam
age by metallic Shields. M J: -ii.) ,
When the undertaker raised tbe metal
shield, and , saw the faces of the dead he
was astonished ,to find, (hat though the
bodies had been in the vault for forty
years they were as perfectly preeerv9d
as if they had just been buried. The
bodies are those of a boy ahdgirL -'Ac
cording to inscriptions on , the. caskets
the boy died on Nov. 24, 1856, at the age
of .4 years, ft months and 7 days, and the
girl on Feb. 7, 1851 , at .the age of 10
years.'; The tittle boy looks as though he
were ' asleep. - ' Els month is just open
enough r to show a set ;of pearly white
teeth. .The girl is just as-well preserved,
She also .has beautiful blond hair, falling
down over, her forehead almost to the
eyes. Boston Transcript. .,
The Orchid Craze.
Orchids are spreading all over the
world in these days, and we may -expect
to hear of other instances where a spe
cies has ;taken root in alien climes, like
R. coccinea in Brazil. , I cannot . cite a
parallel at present. . But Mr., Sander in
forms me that there is a growing de
mand for these plants in realms which
have their own native orchids. Among
customers who write to him directly are
magnates of China and Siam, an Indian,
and a Javanese rajah., . Orders are re
ceived not unimportant nor infrequent
from merchants at - Calcutta, Singa
pore, Hong Kong,' Hio ue janeuo, ana
smaller places of course. It is vastly
droll to hear that some of these gentle
men import species at a great expense
which an intelligent : coolie could gather
for them in any quantity within a. few
furlongs of their godown- But for the
most., part they (. demand foreigners.
- The kiaire Nine.
For one hundred and ten years to
come, no man, woman or child will write
the current date: without using the , fig
ure 9; for nineteen yeaca during that .pe
riod two 9's must be written in 1899,
1909. 1919, 1939; 1939, 1949, 1959, 1969,
1979. 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992; -1993, 1994,
1995. 1996, .1997, 1998; and for one year
1999r-three 9's wil have to be set down,
Of the people now, living, it is safe to say
that no one will, ever write the date of
his or her own time, without using a 9.
Besides minding their p's and q's, the
next three generations urdst ' give par
ticular heed to their 9's. ' Nine has never
been. . regarded as a- particularly locky
number, but beyond question, the j years
in which it -will - hold so -conspicious a
place wQl bring benefits of undreamed
value to the world. Slew York Tribune.
OytteM Thriving., ht CaliforaiW . Wi
Two years ago Max Ehring; placed
forty;. sacks, of seedling Long Island
sound oysters in the water -near the head
of the bay. Today the bed" extends over
a ' space of 1,200 acres,' and the' oysters
are large enough and in sufficient quan
tity,. to furnish the city of San. Diego,
Compared withn the celebrated Saddle
Bocks they are one-quarter the size, and
with the world renowned -Bine Point
they are almost' identical in ehae, size
and flavor, i The bed is spreading fast.
San Diego Sun..
Baraira Tools. Serve m Good' Ptxrpoee.
A minor part of' our new. press came
broken, and as the blacksmith' here" had
no drill, through the kindness of. Marshal
Jackiion we borrowed the tools captured
from " the burglars. . It required , only
about fifteen minutes to drill through
cast iron one and one-f onrth inches thiok.
Buena Vista Patriot; ' - - -
S. L. YOUNG,
(Suocemor to K. HECK.i
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St., The Dalles. Or.
W. E. GARRETSON.
SOLE AGENT FOB THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Je-welry -Made to Order.
1S8 Second St., The Dalles. Or.
Carpets and Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
Third Street, Opera Block. "
Madison's Latest System,
Used In cutting garments, and a fit
guaranteed each time.
Repairing and Clean ingr
Neatly and Quickly Done.
TVTOTICE 18 HEREBY T GIVEH THAT IS
Xl tmrsuance of an order of tbe Honorable the
Circuit Court of the State of Oreeon for tbe
county of Wane, made, rendered and entered on
the assignment of Win. Farre fc Co.', insolvents,
I will sell at public auction altogether to the
highest bidder for cash in hand upon the premi
ses, on Saturday, the 9th day of May, 1891, at the
hour of 2 o'clock P. M. of said day, all ot the fol
lowing described real property belonging to the
estate of said Wm. Farre fc Co., insolvent debtors,
to-wit: - - - " : '
Lots 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 in the town of Antelope,
in Wasco connty, Oregon, together with all the
tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances
thereto belonging or in In any wise appertaining.
. ' j ... C. V. IANEr
' Dated March 21st, ; 1891. 1 ' ; ' ' ' Assignee.
Dufur, Watkins & Menefee, Attorneys for Aa-
,lj,.signee?,, r, aap3-wapiU-lun
tixb GdiuiRfiia PacRlag Go,.
Pork and Beef.
Fine liafd and Sausages.
Cot. Third and Court Sts.. The Dalles. Or
I. C. NICKELS EN,
V INTERNATIONAL j
V DICTIONARY J
.JZi '.-...l-.i. rfi. ..ftri 1. ;jn
Cor. of TM and Washington Sts, The Dalles, Oregon,
? -. . -
V STAPLEV AND
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of the City.
Masonic Block, Corner Third and
Undertakers and Embalmers.
NO. 166 SECOND STREET.
Trie Dalles 4Yleteantile Co.,
Successors to BROOKS
Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, Etc. ......
A R D
390 and 394
Remember we 'deliver all purchases
Has Opened a
In Connection With his Fruit Stand
and Will Serve . . - v ,
Hot Coffee, Ham 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
C. THORNBOBY, - - '- T. A. HUDSON, '
Late Rec. U. S. Land Office.., Notary Public.
R005IS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BCILDjNfi,
Poatofflce Box 320, :. ., .
THE DALLES, OR.
- . .li:J Vil-.' .,"r-'-4 ':;" JS l-y I
pilin gs , Contests ,
And aO other Business Uz pie D. S. Land Office
Promptly Attended to.
We have, ordered BJanlts for Filings,
Entries and the purchase of Railroad
Lands under the recent Forfeiture Act,
which we will have, and advise the pub
lic at the earliest date when such entries
can be made. Look for advertisement
in this paper. : v J j j s
Thornburv & Hudson.
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
V FANCY V
Court Streets, The Dalies, Oregon.
AND DEALERS IN
i BEER3, Dealers in
W A R E - -;
Hay, Grain and Feed.'
without charge.. ., ,,..,,..
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
leal Estate and
Abstracts of. and Information Concern
ing "Land Titles on Short Notice.
Land for Sale aid 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
till Fire Insiirance Companiei M
And Will Write Insurancefor
..on all .
' EEarBABLB ISISICS..
Correspondence Solicited. AH Letters
- Promptly Answered. Call on or
Address, ( i
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CoW
Opera House Block, ; 5 The Dalles, Or.
; $500 RewardJ
We will pay the above reward for any cam of
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, In
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot -cure
with West's Vegetable Liver Fills, when the
directions are strictly complied with. They ara
Surely vegetable, and never fail to give satisfac
on... Sugar Coated.-. Large boxos containing 30
Pills, 25 cents.. Beware of counterfeits and imi
tations. The genuine manufactured only by
THE JOHN C. WFST COMPANY, CHIGAGO,
BLAKEIK & HOUGHTON,
. ; ? Prescription IruKlt,
176 Second St. The Dalles, Or.
Can -how be bought of
MAN on the following
easy terms; . Cash buy
ers get thfl benefit of 8 per cent, dieeount, whije
part caan aiva instaument jiu,, " '-
nent purcnaer win uw
pay any lnoeresi. .
Call and examine
the plats at