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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postoffiee at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
Governor.. S. Pennover
Secretary of State t. W. McHride
Treasurer Phillip Metwhan
Supt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
(J. N. Dolph
enator" jj. H. Mitchell
Congressman B. Hermann
SUte Printer Frank Baker
County Judge. ...C. N. Thornbury
Sheriff ; D. L. Catea
Clerk , ..J,tB. Crossen
Treasurer Geo. Kuch
!H A. .Leavens
ohn E. Harnett
Surveyor. . . .. E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner.., . ,v..,..r . .., William Michell
, The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
A WORD OF THE CROAKERS.
There is a homely old proverb about
distant hills being always green that finds
a constant illustration in the large class
of social dyspeptics who are constantly
bewailing the deadness and lack of en
terprise of their own town or neighbor
hood. . "There is nothing going on ; the
town is dead ; the business is all leaving
it ; capitalist won't invest their money ;
you can't sell real estate ; nobody wants
to buy ; there's no money ; interest is
high ; taxes Rre high." Such is the re
frain. Now mark every man who talks
that way. If he has a dollar- to invest
he will invest elsewhere. What he
earns he spends yonder. That's his
style. Every dollar of surplus earnings
is hustled off as quick as he gets it.
Even furture earnings are mortgaged,
and then the town is cursed because
there's no money in it. Capitalists who
remain here, invest their money here or
.loan it out here. to those who need it,
are mossbacks and Silurians.
To be sure one hears every day of
' somebody who made a lucky investment
in some boom . town,, that yielded a
large return, but the -. thousand , who in
vest and get no returns are never spoken
of.' . Every, thing turns into gold away
yonder, everything is going to . the dogs
at home. Transport these same hypo-
. c,hondriacs to . their ideal ( Utopia and
they would say as real estate dealer ,in a
boom town on the sound did ' the other
, day writing to a friend ; "What can, you
say of times in Oregon? Here it, is dull
and quiet', money tight, faces long, cred
it poor, ' interest high, people leaving
town except gamblers." And so it is
the world overr Money is nowhere to
be found for the picking up. All the
fiee-ooinage and sub-treasury : schemes,
all the fretting and bewailing, all the
fault-finding and deriding on earth will
never put a dollar in a man's pocket un
less he does something to earn it, and a
man's country or -city is no better and
no worse than what he as one of the
aggregate, tries to make it.
FREE MAIL DELIVERY.
, The last congress passed a joint resolu
tion empowering the postmaster-general
to test the practicability of a free
system of delivery and collection of mail
in towns and villages where there are
offices of the third and fourth class and
other offices not now embraced in the
system of free delivery. The test is to be
made on petition of the patrons of the
office at the discretion of the postmaster
general. Where -application is made un
der this resolution the department re
quires information on the following
points : The number of deliveries and
collections and how many hours for each
delivery daily, for week day services and
the expense of the same. The expense
for two deliveries on each week day, and
the number of letter boxes necessary.
It appears that Mr. Hermann has
recommended the establishment of a free
delivery, service for Roseburg, and we
know of no reason why he might not do
the same thing for The Dalles if the
'necessary steps were taken and the
people so desire. It would certainly be
a great convenience to many and would
not necessarily be attended with any
very great-expense. - .'-.,.
Assessor Brannon, of Umatilla county,
has made an effort to discover the rate at
which the ; several counties of the state
are assessed. -He has received returns
from 18 counties and - has given the rate
at which he intends to assess property' in
his own county, which makes lfl. . The
result is curious but in no way surprising
to any one who has , given any', attention
to the subject. .., Rates range all the way
from y3 in Multnomah county to 100 per
cent, in Grant and Josephine. In one
county Columbia, machinery is placed
at 50 per cent.,' stock , at 75 per cent.,
mortgages at. 50 per cent, and money and
accounts at 100 per cent.' , The Yamhill as
sessor says that his average is near 63 per
cent, with money and mortgages at 90 per
cent. The Wasco assessor is reported to
have said that ."he will, assess at 100 per
cent, "if the' people will not oppose it,"
the verv thins? which the "Deonle" will
most , certainly , do. , , Clackamas ' . and
Washington rate . property , . of alj. . kinds,
it is presumed, at 60 per cent., Lane and
-Morrow at 70 per cent, and so on with
the rest, in like manner. The statement
of Mr. Brannon contains a whole volume
of information for the state board of
equalization. If this board will regulate
these inequalities they will have earned
their money as honestly as the railroad
commissioners will do if they examine
every tie and railroad bridge from the
Columbia river to California
The indebtedness of Baker City is
$100,000 and with a population, accord
ing to the late census of 3000 this would
give an indebtedness of 33 for every
man, woman and child in the lninicipal
ity. The floating script of the city is
over $30,000 and the debt is increasing
at the rate of over f 1,000 a month. But
this is not by any means the worst of it.
The city needs an extension of the water
system,. the building of a new city hall
and the construction of a sewerage sys
tem, besides money to buy up its ' float
ing script, all of which will require "'a
large amount of bonds at an early date."
We present these facts to the readers of
the Chronicle that they may take the
comfort of reflecting that so far as taxes
are concerned there are worse places in
Oregon than The Dalles. . ..
THE NEW CHARTER.
An Act To Incorporate Dalles City
and to Define its Powers.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly
of the State of Oregon: . '
Or THE ORGANIZATION - AND POWERS OF
THE COUNCIL. : . .
Sec. 30. The council must provide
for the time and place, of its regular
meetings, at any of which it may ad
journ to the next succeeding regular
meeting, or to some specified time prior
thereto, and it may be convened at any
time by the mayor or five councilmen
upon not less than one day's notice to
each member of the council'and to the
mayor in case the council is convened on
call of five councilmen.
Sec. 31. At the first regular meeting
of the council in each year or as soon
thereafter as - practicable,- the. .council
shall, choose by ballot one. of its members
to preside over thei council and . perform
all the duties of i mayor, in the absence
or inability of - the mayor , to act.- He
shall be designated as the president -of
the council and in the absence - of - .the
mayor from the .city :-or any council
meeting, or if the mayor be -from any
cause -unable to . act, or during any va
cancy by death, resignation or any other
cause. the president of the council shall
have and exercise - the powers: and. per
form all the duties of the mayor. - At
any election for president of the , council
five councilmen shall - be' ' necessary , to
elect.- i.u j-...nvi' ;
Sec. ' 32. -rIn-ease the mayor, -, recorder
or any other officer ', of i. the corporation
shall fail or- refuse to perform any; duty
prescribed by- this act - or , by - the:city
council-, or by any ordinance of said oity ,
then the city .council may by a majority
vote of a quorum . present, designate
some member of the council to perform
such duty in the place and stead of such
officer, and the action, or signature: of
such person so designated shall be valid
for such purpose i and have . the same
effect as though performed or appended
by the officer whose duty it was to per
form or append the same.' : - .:
Sec. 33. Five councilmen shall con
stitute a quorum to do business, but a
less number ma v meet and adjourn from
time to time and compel the attendance
of absent members. '
, See. 34. The council may adopt rules
for the government of its, members . and
proceedings. ,r It must keep: a journal of
its proceedings, and on the call of any
two of its members must cause the ayes
and nays to be taken and entered, in its
journal, upon any question before it, ex
cept that upon a question to adjourn the
ayes and nays shall not be taken unless
upon call of three members.- Its , delib
erations and proceedings must be public.
Sec. 35. The council may punish any
member for disorderly conduct , at any
meeting,, or for refusing or- neglecting to
attend any meeting without sufficient
cause therefor, by a vote of five council
men.,, . . .
Sec. 36. , On the first. Monday in July
next following any general election there
must be a regularmeeting of the council,
and such meeting is hereby appointed
by this act. , ... ,,.,.,:
Sec. 37. Five councilmen is a majority
of the council within the meaning of this
act and not otherwise, unless expressly
as provided. ..The concurrence of a
iuajoritv of a quorum is a sufficient
majority to-determine any question or
matter other than the passage of an or
dinance, unless-otherwise provided in
this act. The votes of five councilmen
shall be necessary to pass an ordinance,
Sec.. 38, , ' Any officer elected or-appointed
by the council, except a council
man,, may at any. time be peremptorily
removed and his office declared, vacant
by the vote ,of five councilmen,. upon .a
verbal, motion to that effect,- without as
signing any reason .therefor or .without
presenting any charges or giving the
officer to-be removed any notice thereof,
and without allowing any opportunity to
be heard, and such decision or determina
tion of the council shall be final.
"' Him Von a Boy to Spare.
...The saloon-must have boys, or it must
shut up shop. ,r Can't you furnish it one?
It is a great factory, and unless , it can
get about 2,000,000. boys from each gen
eration for raw material, some , of . these
factories must. close, out, and its 'Opera
tives must be thrown on a cold . world,
and the .public- revenue will dwindle.
Wanted, 2,000,00017, , is, the notice.
One family out of every five must. -contribute
a boy to keep ..'up : the supply.
Will you help? Which of yon' boys will
it be? The minotaur of Crete had to
have- a triremeful of fair- maidens- each
year : but tbe minotaur of America' de
mands a cityful of boys each year., - .-Are
you a; father? -; Have you. given .your
share to keep up. the supply of this great
public institution that is helping to pay
your taxes and kindly -electing public
officials for you?.,. Have you contributed
a, boy ? If not, some -other family ;has
had to contribute more . than its share,
Are you not selfish, . voting to. keep the
saloon open to grind, up boys, and then
doing nothing to keep up the supply?
The Good Way. - : V . ;:.
' It costs $2 a hundred freight on sugar
from' 'the east' to this coast; sugar is
shipped from Sani Francisco eastward,
at sixty cents a hundred. ;
Do vou know the soldier's definition nf
a kiss? A report at head-quarters.
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She Wore Plumper. " "
""Never bear of plumpers?", asked a
lady friend of mine the other day . . t --.,
"No," said L .. "What . new; feminine
device is this, for goodness' sake?" J,'
"Well," she replied (we ; were calling
at the time at the house of a mutual
friend), "just you nptice Miss -i-ir- vrhen,
she comes down stairs, and tell me if yon.
notice anything strange or remarkable
in her appearance."
..- The Miss .referred to, be it saidi
is a .tall and, somewhat angular young
woman of uncertain age, but who is
possessed of a .considerable degree of per
sonal ' Vanity and a more .than ordinary
desire to. appear, at her best, upon any
and all occasions.
, . In a fewJnvments..she appeared,, anil
after greeting us cordially we entered
into a general conversation. ". Nothing
very remarkable about her thought L
"Well," said I to my lady friend, after
nr.. departure, 4.I have , scanned' Miss
pretty closely, but failed to notice
anything worth commenting; npon in
her appearance. . She talked , as if she
had something "in her mouth"
I was interrupted at this point by a
peal of laughter.
"Why, what on earth are yon laugh
ing at?" said I. "And, by tfce way," I
asked, "did it not strike you that Miss
is growing somewhat stouter? Her
face seems to be somewhat plumper"-
., , 'There," interrupted my friend,, .'now
yon . haire, it. Miss - had 'plumpers'
in her mouth." . To, my look of inquiry
and astonishment she responded:
"Plumpers, you see,' are small round
shaped affairs like a doll's saucer. They
are made of rubber, and when held, in
plaoe in. the month they cause a wom
an's cheek , to become .plump and round.
When , ladies have , lost some of . their
teeth plumpers come into play; prevents
their jaws from appearing lantern shaped
or their features from being angular."
; "Heavens and earth!" said I. "What
will the feminine mind conceive of
next?" New York Herald.
;.:. vr.,-i Waaa and, JHer Halrpra.''. ,tfiI "
The natural instrument which, nature
rurEishes. to all women for aggressive
and defensive porposea must be of steel,:
- and as pliable as the caprice of its, sweet
and fickle owner, j These conditkms ful
filled,, mare Protean .qualities, belong to
it .than to arx ideal; umbrella of. .which I
once, dreamed,, which could, upon emer
gency, be transformed" to a pair of stock
ings! '' ;' : ' 2. ' . ; . ' ; ; ' t' :
Where is the woman ! who,' dressing
in a desperate hurry, has not been saved
by its friendly' use from the ignominy Of
unbuttoned boots, while the lordly male
creature ean: only, etan4, atiH4 and swear
or call wildly for Lucy or.Snna. to, find
.his hoe uttoir,.r.Tn. peariful.'em
presa of Austria has been known tp but
ton her gloves with a hairpin a priv
ilege of which even royalty does not de
privher. 'uu-i-i' st'.-i ..),- i-
A Welsh, rarebit or a marsh mallow
toasted on a hairpin in, a boarding school
doramtory with fear and . treznbHng has
a, gusto- which-: would tempt .the .jaded
appetite of a Roman emperor. Then
there: are diabolical uses , for . this same
amaU: marvet to . pick locks of a other
people's ,,WTi,ting desks, or to, Jab., into
roffenders. ia a j crowd, ., There, was. an
Italian, marcbesa .who, kneeling', behind
her hated rival, murdered her by stick
ing her sharp, silver hairpin into her.
I often see - going through the streets
of New York a diminutive little woman
to whom not one in a thousand passers
by would give a passing glance. ' I do
not suppose she weighs 100 pounds.' Her
face - is . wrinkled and looks sorrowful.
She. is old, alone,, almost, homeless, and
often, too ill to. continue, the, struggle
necessary to keep soul and body .togeth
er. Often has . she come into my office
soliciting copying Work and addressing
envelopes at a dollar a thousand. Yet
twenty-five years ago this little wom
an's name was in every literary paper
throughout the.country ,, . . j -. ,
In 1863 she published what was the
pioneer work written in the interests of
'women as bread winners.' - The book was
called "Tbe Employments of Women."
She,old the copyright . f oe a trifle, and
of the immense success which the .book
en joyed for ten years she. received t not a
prany. Twice, , was .the.' .work anecess
fully republished under , the titles ' of
"Five Hundred Occupations for Women"
and "How Women Can Make Money;'"
Thousands, yes, tens of thousands of
copies of the book were sold, and into
countless homes ., has gone the work
which cost her .years of labor; yet is the
author today a beggar on the streets of
New York! Edward W. Bok's Letter.
At the recent, opening of .the Italian
parliament the qneen of Italy wore a cos
tume of .extraoxdinary..niagnnlcence,
which was also very, becamingtoher style
of beanty. The dress was of vioiet, satin,
exquisitely embrpidered, oyer which was
thrown a short vioiet velvet mantle of
sBhtly darker shade. The- bonnet was
of forget-me-not blue velvet,1 covered
withJgold .lace and adorned,;, with:. a
plume. of paleblue feathers,,, fastened
with an immense jerl diamond dasp.
The ijaeen also wore' earrings of pearls,
diamonds and such ropes of pearls in
three .rows as : would, . have sachanted
Lothair, London Letter, i . t . . . .. .
-..'I ;jt.!fK, 4. ,:, J..;.., . to.j
. It is hot impossible - to- find ladies" of
not more than 60 years old. who let their
pianos stay .rmppened because, .they say,
they are too old and.their fingers.are too
stiff to play any. more., . But people who
pass by a Winthrop street bonse, it ,is
reported, often hear mnsie from a' piano
fingered by Mrs. Matilda' Bewail, who,
though 96 years old, plays with the skill
and energy of a girl. Kennebec Jonr
! ,",' .y l.t--..i ,'. u:'0(i- .-
friM:Cam of Good .Family. " ' t ;
Mrs. Danske Dandride, whose second
vohxme c poefns has just been pub-;
lisbed, js.a Jelicate Jittte wotnan about
thirty-five, years of age, and the daogbr
ter of Henry Bedinga, at one time United
States minister to Denmark. Orrrrent
S. L. YOUNG,
ftucoeftor to E. BECK.)
:- ' . - '::H. 1 i S CI
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
W. E. GARRETSON. ,
BOLE AGENT FOR THK
All Watch WorklWarranted.n
Jewelry '.: Made . to Order.
: 'S Second S., The Dallas. Or. "
Carpels anil FDmifore,
f i t , .."
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY ANO PRICES.
Third Street, Opera Block.;
Madison's Latest System,
Used in cutting garments, and a fit
guaranteed each time.
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
. The Ladies! i Tailor
Is thk eiy: latent Ladlest Tailoring Byslem In
vented. - It is the merchant tailor's square com'
Dined with the most complete set of curves ever
given with any system, making it complete in
one piece. ! -. . i - ,r.- . .
It is the same system for ladies that tailors
use for gentlemen, employing the same princi
ples da dress -cutting that are used by every suc
cessful mechanic , , . T,
It is the square of Inches and ompass, there
fore absolutely perfect. - - .
The bnly system in the boiintry that discards
.guesswork altogether: ' . " .
You can cirt any fialrment
With it in any style, any: size fo fit any form 'per
fectly, without altering one stitchm- s -.'
It is the -most convenient, simple, and corn
complete Ladies.' JTailoring System in the world.
MRS. G. H. BROWN
U Brtw ! prepared to -teach 'this - system of Dress
.Cutting. a i ; i ... t
Anyone wishing to learn can call at her resi
dence, ';- J :(y ; .,
Cor, Fourth and Union Streets.
..NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION, r
TT. 'S: Land Office, The Dallesi b'r.,' April'9ri891?
ffljNotlee is hereby1 given that the following
named settler has filed notice of his intention to
make final proof in support of his claim and that
said proof will be made before the register and
receiver of the United States Land Office at The
Dalles, Oregon,, oa May 28th,; 1891 , viz : . , ..; , ,i : :
Jeremiah H. Trout, ! ;: ,.!..,'.; -HdV-No,
8639, for the SE Sea. lS.Tjpl 8 range
He names the following witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon and cultivation, of
said land, viz; . Pitman, J. B. Havely, J.J.
Wooiery and M. W. Freeman, all of Boyd, Or.
aprl0-ml5 JOHN W. LEWIS, Begister.
." NOTICB. ;
R..jL Frenchi': has for sale a number of
improved ranches and unimproved
lands in the Grass -Valley --neighborhood
in Sherman county. They will be sold
very"Tcheap'H:and on- reasonable terms.
Mr. French can loeate, settlors .on some
good unsettled claims in the same neigh
borhood. His address is Grass Valley,
Sherman county, Oregon.
I- C. NICKELS EN,
V.. .... .j.-.1- ' -it. .
Maiionery, DicTiQNARy Watehes, Jemelpy.
Cor; of Third and Washington Sts, The.DallesVoregon. ' . '
V STAPLE V 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
- ' ' if ' '
Undertakers and Embalmers.
-- -j if0ie6. SECOND STREET i
: ': " ; - -. 'Soeseior to BBOOKS
f L. Il L, U Ml
Grents' PurnisMrigi Gooda, Boots and Shoes, .
'Hats and; Caps, Etc. ''
r; -J 'J- UU 9(3 jlt-yUO')
390 and 394
Ke member we deliver all, purchases
Has Opened a ' 1
Ij-unoli CD ounter,
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.
:-,.- ";Alsoa ...,-
Branch Bakery, California
Orange Cider, and the
Best Apple Cider.
If you want a good lunch, give me a call.
' " Open all Night
C. N. THORNBPKY, - XL A. HUDSON,
Late Rec. U. 8. LandtJflice. Notary Public.
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDIN&,
-i 3. : ;' Pottofflce Box ; ' T .
.THE DALLES, OR.
And all oilier BMness in tfie F. S. Land Office :
Promptly Attended to. '. : , ,-'
We have ordered - Blanks- 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.--- - (
... ThornbunS Hudson:
H. Glenn has removed his
office and , the dfllce of the
Electric light' Co. to 72
ATTXXT A T
8t Gibons, .
V FANCY V
Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon:
AND DEALERS IX
4 BKERS, Dealers lA i i -
H AR DWA R Enii
Hay, G-rain and Feed.
Second Street. i.
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Heal Estate and
Abstracts of. and Information Concerm
ingLand Titles on Short Notice.
Land for Sale and Houses to Rent
Parties Looking for Homes in
COUNTRY OR CITY,
. - OR IN SEARCH OF -V
Should Call on or Write to us.
Agents for a Full Line of .' .
Leiiii Hrelsirance Cbmpaiiies,
And Will Write Insurance for
.: ...;;v'" on all '" ;,;'
Correspondence Solicited. All Lett (
x rvuxyviy ajlBWcreu, vail On Of
.- Address,.'.' . .
'j. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Opera House BlockJ . The Dalles, Or.
We will nu ttw .k. i .
IJver Complaint,- Drspepsia, Sick- Headache, lS-
lugwuwu, .oiiHiipaaon or (joeuveness we canno
cure with West's Vegetable Liver Pills, when the
directions are strictly comnlled- with.i They are
purely vegetable, and never fail to give satisfac
tion. Sugar Coated. Large boxes containing 3
Pills, 25 cents. Beware of counterfeits and imi
tations.. The genuine manufactured only by
T 1 1 c mtru ... . ...... . .... .-.ii-..-. I
BLAKELEI A HOUGHTON,
- Prescription BruggiBt,-- -
175 Second St. i r -, .a ,-Th Bailee, Or.
.Ii.. ! 1...
Can now be bought oC
HAWOKTS as IttUU-
MAN OA the following
''.easy, terms:. Cash buy
ers get the benefit of 5 per cent dircU, while
part cash and installment purchaserjrwllr not -
twv any Interest.
Call and examine
the puts at