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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
THE DALLES OREGON.
Entered at the Postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon,
an second-class matter.
Governor..-. ..S. Pennover
Secretary of State '..:.G. W. McHr'ide
Treasurer -. Phillip Metschan
Supt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElrov
JongrreHmnu B. Hermann
State Printer.'. Frank Baker
County Judge . C. N. Thornbury
Sheriff u. L. Cates
Clerk .J. B. Crossen
Treasurer Geo. Ruch
Commissioners f FrankKincaid
Assessor John E. Burnett
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools ... Troy Shellev
Coroner William Micheil
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
Five objections are urged against the
defunct charter bill. The first is, "it
curtailed the power of -the mayor."
Well, if that power ought to be curtailed
the bill was so far right. The city has
a lively recollection of a fight in which
the mayor stood out against the whole
council, with disasterous and exjienpive
results. JusHiow there is a dead lock
in the city of Spokane. The ijuayor
wants to nominate his pets and the
council refuses to confirm, and thev are
having a repitition of the "monkey and
parrot" time we had here. Has nobody
on earth any rights except a mavor?
Has the council no rights? Have the
people none? Are not the peoples''1 in
terests as safe in the hands of five men
as they are in one?
The second objection is, "It (the bill)
. gave power to ine council to incur any
indeptedness, without submitting the
question to tax payers." The statement
is false and only proves that Mr. Micheil
does not understand what he is talking
about. The bill did not give the council
the power to incur any indebtedness. A
maximum amount was named beyond
which the council could not go and the"
water bill provided that a careful esti
mate should be made and onlv such in
debtedness incurred as would be actually
requirea to nnish the work. ' The ques
tion of. submitting the required amount
to the approval of the tax payers was an
expensive ana useless . farce. Tne citv
owed the water fn"nd the greater portion
of the money required): The water com
missioners could Itave recovered the
amount due the water fund by ah action
at law. Under the circumstances there
was as much propriety in submitting the
question to a vote of the taxpayers as
there would be in asking them to vote
on a question of paying their lawful
debts. In fact such is the Vote taken in
this citv todav. The nnmMnn really : 5
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not shall we bond the city to raise a fund
; to finish the water works, but shall we
bond the city to pay a debt the city al
ready owe to the water fund. Under
-. these circumstances the vote was a use
less waste' of time "and money. .
The third objection is ; "the bill gave
power to remove any officer elected or
appointed by the .body, without the
privilege of trial or being heard in his
own defense. .Section 38 reads thus :
"Any officer elected or appointed by the
councilmen may at any time be preinpt
orily removed" etc. This has no refer
ence to the mayor, councilmen, recorder
or city marshal. These officers could
only be removed by proceedings substan
tially the same "as in any civil action in
the circuit court of this state." But
officers appointed by the council might
ue removed Dy the council. The power
that made could unmake. This is a
principle of common law, and is recog
nized everywhere. The Times-Mountaineer
would give ont the impression, and
it is so believed by many, that the mayor
was in danger ; that the council could
Bummarily dispose him without prefer
ring charges. Such is-. not the case.
The powers of the council in matters of
removal from office were defined, and
had the bill become a law the city would
never again be placed in the predica
ment of having entered on an impeach
:ment of its mayor without, as the mayor
himself pleaded, any authority in the
charter by Which to impeach. '
The fourth objection we have referred
to already. ; There is not a fair-minded
man living capable of believing that the
present ward division ii the city is a fair
one. -s The objection to the division. sug
gested by the bill is the objection of a
lamagogue or a fourth rate ward politic
ian. -,..'. - ..-.
The last objection is that ."the bill
would have became a law without being
submitted to the' will of the people."
This would have been bad indeed. The
waterworks ' would in 'that case have
been finished in double quick, and this
would never, do. The writer enrolled
and read quite a number of charter bills
when be was a "cheap committee clerk"
and he does not remember any that, had
to be submitted to the people before it
could become a law, unless a question of
indebtedness was involved, and we have
already shown the absurdity of voting
on a question of paying a debt already
Every effort should be made by our
citizens to induce the corporation formed
in Portland to . construct the portage
road on the Oregon side. .This' will
attract business in this direction, and
will add wealth to the citv. We can af
4Vi1 fr lav all fanfinnal rirakta oo!i4a
this purpose, and work onlv for the best
interests of The Dalles and vicinitv. 1
Times-Mountaineer. ; r
In heaven's name why don't the Titves
Mountaineer stop factional fighting. It
has had a complete monopoly of it for
months 'and years. It has. roundly
abused and still continues to roundly
abme everything and everybody but the
mayor. While the Chronicle has been
laboring with all its might to advance
the interests of the city and county the
Times-Mountaineer has never written an
article except with a pen dipped in
wormwood and gall. The Chronicle
is not fighting the mayor. The editor
has as much respect for everything that
is good and honorable in the mayor as
has the Times-Mountaineer, and. will go
farther and with less selfishness to show
it. The Chronicle believes with all its
soul (alas! it is a poor compliment,) that
the mayor is a be tter man in every way
you take him than is the editor of the
Times-Mountaineer. There now, will
that satisfy? .
THE NEW CHARTER.
Define its Powers.
Be it enacted by tits Legislative Assembly
of ine oiace pj xjregon: .
18. To prohibit all persons from beg
ging in any public place in the city, and
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streets at unseasonable hours.
. 19. To regulate the numbering of
houses And lnt.H nn trio at mat a
20. To maintain and regulate either a
lugm or oay oouce or rxtn.
21. To remove all obstructions from
the Columbia river at any point within
the city limits, and to establish a line
beyond which no docks or wharves shall
be built or constructed ; to provide for
the cleaning or sprinkling of streets; to
remove all obstructions from . public
high wayB, streets, sidewalks, cross walks,
alleys, gutters and sewers ; to provide for
tha efft. nt v. .. ; l ,-i ; :
ance repair and cleaning of the same.
22. To prevent, remove and abate
nuisances, and to declare bv general
rules what shall constitute the same,
and to make the expense of abating or
iciuuviug uji uuieauce a lien upon tne
1 rfl rMTtv whAK UlieK nniunn Av-iua
and to collect such expense, and to pun-
ion any one wno maintains any nuisance ;
to fill up or drain any lots" or blocks
wherever stagnant water stands, and to
make the cost and expense thereof a lien
upon ( the . property drained, but the
necessity of such drainage or : filling
must be made to appear to the council
by the' petition of one or more persons in
writing;, thereupon if the council shall
fifid it neceflRArv. t.Lo urswL- rf.
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or filling in must be let .to , the lowest
Diaaer, alter notice, and the coat and ex
penses thereof made a lien and collected
in all respect as expenses of street - im
provements. . ... -. . .. ..
23. 1 To make regulations to prevent
the introduction or spread of contagious
- ... v.. , w i tiiiuyc
persons afflicted with contagiousdiseasea
iaj ouimuie uospuais provided tor that
purpose by the city ; to secure the pro
tection of nersonn and nrnnnrflwroii. .
and to provide for' the health. rle.nlil
ness, peace and good order of the city ,
24. To lHntB fi-r on1 ntf.kli.l. 4i
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limits, and to prohibit the erection or re
pair of wooden buildings therein, and to
restrict And limit, tlia hoirK u.,;iAt
j w ii iuo 1UI OUU
determine the number and size of places
ui cnirau ana exit 13 ana Irom all
public halls, churches or other buildings
USed for nilblic imt.liprinml anrt (, nvJo
. e huu vuv uawic
of hansnne the doors thereat.
25. TO HmP.HH BTiH mllont ha-Kn
. . w.. . I Wft uuco
from all vessels, steamboats or other
water crafts whtntr nrrir5T at
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parting from the city, and to regulate j
the building of .wharves and docks along
the - water front. unH ti.a Alr, c
pnea wiLiiiu tne city limns.
THE GARDENER'S PROPOSAU
A wealth of flowers before ua,
, . And flowers on either handi
The flowery vines bend o'er us,
. ; As here, alone we stand. -
With scent the air is laden ;
But oh. that I mie'rit. vill
One flower my own, dear mnlilnn.
. ; The fairest flower of all.,
Thou blushest hues the fairest
' Are on thy cheek displayed,
tJke reddest rose and rarest
. On snowy lilies laid. ;
Like violets soft and tender
Those dark and lustrous eyes;
One glance, and I surrender,
. Such magic in them Ilea.
AU rank'd in order sightly
My dainty tulips grow;
' Thy two lips shine more brightly
Than all the buds that blow.
Be my petition granted!' -'
Then in my garden green, ,
Dear maid, thou'lt bloom transplanted.
Of all my flowers the queen ! -Bicbmrd
H. Trtherington in Munsey's Weekly.
Katber a in can Xriefc.
- A gentleman, who reside within a Sab
bath day's journey of Springfield is yery
sore over ahorse transaction, . H visited
a dealer with a view to buying a mate to a
horse he osvned. The dealer showed, hiiu
one which suited him, bat advisad him not
to buy the animal, as ha did not consider
him "right,'! and he went his way. As the
story goes, another dealer learned that this
man .wanted a horse, and -, accordingly
stepped around to dealer No. 1 and bought
the horse in. question and after a week or
more drove the horse around to the would
be purchaser, who was taken with -the ani
mal, and made a trade, paying (MX) in ex
cess of thetprice asked by- dealer No. I.
The purchaser soon found he had bought
the horse he had first looked at. Spring
. . Bodleea of Kid.
The possibilities of undressed kid an fast
becoming apparent - Not -content with
shoes; gloves, hats, bags, portemannaies,
card eases, etc., made of this pliant-material,
madam will now have he bodices of
kid. Latest advices from Paris show that
Suede will enter largely into the composi
tion of waists, which will fasten In a man
ner to defy detection. New York Cor. Chi
cago Herald.. . . ,. - .. ,; ,
"E?82gfirWher? " warmest part
of this Pullman carf
Old Traveler .Where the porter sits.
OF A RAT.
The liodent Pnnlah th..ll.n
Experimenting on Its Body.
Dr. T. J. Richi.
Palls, Pa., has had an exp ienco with a
rat which he will not forget. He has
been experimenting on . rats, dogs and
cats and other small animals for the
purpose of studying the process of di
gestion. He would place .the animal
under the influence of chloroform, and
then after cutting them open and not
ing the working of the digestive organs
would sew up the wound, anoint it with
a healing salve and then let the animal go.
Saturday he captured a large rat and
placed it under the influence of the drug,
when, to his surprise, he discovered that
the animal was one that he had pre
viously operated upon.
He examined it for a second, and then,
just as he turneM to his case to get the
necessary instruments to make further
investigations, the rat revived, jumped
from the table, sprang into the open fire
place and escaped up the chimney. The
doctor, thinking the rat would pop out
of the top of the chimney, ran out on
the street to see it, but no rat appeared.
That night as he was asleep he was
awakened by a sham -nain in hi Tin fpr
-and opening his eyes he saw a rat, which
proveo to oe tne one which had escaped
from him the previous evening, scamper
off the bed and up the chimney again.
He examined his finger and found it
badly bitten. L
He washed and bound up the wound
and went to sleen . nnlv tn Ka orrai.
awakened by the same rat biting his
nose. He chased it away, but he got
little sleep that night, for the rat kept
returning, and when he attempted to
kill it the wily little creature alwayr.
successfully took refuge in the chimney.
The next nieht. and for wvptiI
afterward, the rat disturbed his rest by
its persistent ana bloodthirsty attacks.
Dr. Richie couldn't help but be curious
ly interested in the little fellow's wel
fare, even though his experience was
Finally he stopped up the chimney,
but the rat managed to get out. He
then ' left the door of bis room open,
thinkiner the rat would
to leave the premises. He also set a trap
M A 1 1. 1 . .
tor ic, out ne didn't catch it until Mon
day evening. .
.When the rat saw the doctor it showed
every sign of terror, and when he put
the tramp on the table and brought out
hia bottle of chloroform and sponge, it
gave a despairing squeak, tore savagely
at his abdomen with its sharp teeth un
til the wound, only imperfectly healed
from the previous operation, burst open,
its bowels pushed out, and the poor lit
tle animal rolled over, kicked convul
sively and died. It had committed sui
cide rather than submit to another opera
tion. Butler (Pa.) Citizen.
Seed Wheat Four Thosnnd Tun Old.
Has the wheat found in the catacombs
of Egypt ever been known to germinate?
. A . great many cases are. known in
which . the .catacombs, or "mnminy
wheat has sprouted and produced "its
kind. The first 'experiment -was made
by. -the .famous Wilkinson about 1640,
who planted a number of grains -taken
from a. tomb "believed to be nearly 4,000
years old.- The grains germinated, the
tools producing from fifteen to twenty
stalks! The , ears. were of. . remarkable
size, some of them exneAdirio- m-r inw.
in length.'- -
The quality tof the wheat produced
was about eanal to thn.t trruvum f
ent as Egyptian. The extreme dryness
oi tne Egyptian climate no- douot con
tributed '.'to the Dreaervation of vital! fa
in the grains, but even, with' this favor
ing circumstance the immense, length
of time dnrinz which the
their srermiriatinEr nowsr rpnom fK
enmstance very remarkable. St. Louis
uiooe-jjemecrat. -- .i
A Straoee Caitom.
According to . a Yorkshire (England)
notion, a new born infant should always
he placed in the arms of a maiden be
fore it is touched by anyone else;- and in
some instances its right ' band is bound
in a cloth daring the first day. of its ex
istence in order' that it may gather
riches when crown to manhood nr vn.
manhood estate. ; In many parts of the
United States. . German v.. . Pran . onA
Holland, as well as throughout the Brit-
isn Aaies, it is considered, very important
that an infant should "go np". before it
goes down in the world. Thou, if a child
is born in the lower story of a house,
it is instantly bundled np by one of the
."old. women and , carried. ; upstairs; if the
event occurs in the, upper story the same
old woman is expected to take the child
in her arms and clamber upon the top of
a' table, bureau, or even a chair any
thing to get -the little one up in the
world. St Louis Republic.
Dandelion is the coming nervine for
women. More . than one experienced
physician tells of its use in cases of nerv
ous depression and melancholy almost
suicidal, -. Hysteria .with indigestion is
most successfully treated by dandelion
alone, using a strong decoction of the
roots. For. school - girls growing green
and black with overstudy or bad circula
tion from any cause, for excitable -'women
and those hysteric t subjects whe
make their friends' lives a burden if not
their: own; the simplest remedy is a cup
of strong dandelion coffee three times a
day;. But it. must, .be strong and from
the roots, fresh as poesiblernot the dried
stuff sold as dandelion, which, is half
bread crumbs, and the other half any
age with the. Jife roasted,, out' Ho offi
cinal preparation compares with the de
coction of herbs, and roots fresh from
the garden or well kept at first hand.
Shirley Dare's Letter.
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THm Ueht of tfca Sum.
The sun , gives 600,000 times as much
light as the full moon, . . 7,000,000,000
times as much as the- brierhirafc star
the sky: and 38,000,000 times as much as
all the stars in the : heavens . combined.
In size the sun equals 1,300,000' earths,
but owing to its smaller density its
weierht eauals onlv sno.nno r(hi.
rent Literature. ' - .
REVENGE. AND SUICIDE
S. L. YOUNG,
f Successor to E. BECK,
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
i SOLK AGENT FOB THE
All Watch Work; Warranted. H
Jewelry Made to Order;
138 Second St., Tlie Dalles, Or.
ERINZ & NITSCJIKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System,
Used in nnt.t.i
, , . O U A u
guaranteed each time.
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
The Ladies' Tailor
Is the very latest Ladles' Tailoring Svstem in-
kiAj v"r;: wlw,r B square cora-
Dlnea with the most complete set of curves ever
GTlVRn with ant. i . , .
one piece. .,olcm' umuiig u cumpieie in
. It is the same system for ladies that tailors
USL or5entlemen' employing- the same princi
ples in dress cutting that are used bv every suc
cessful mechanic. ,
It is the square of inches and compass, there
fore RhK0lfltf.1v naWt '
J-S?.,'S2SSf n e coiintry that discards
: You can nut anv Rarmpnt
With it in any style, any size to fit Any form per-
JZi It ln.08 convenient, simple, and corn
complete Ladies Tailoring System In the world
MRS: G; JL:BROWfl
cnittiiigPrepared,to teach h,s wsten of re8s
dence0ne l8hms 'eHrn can call at her real-
Cor; Fourth andUnioii Streets.
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hi Second Street,
THE DALLES, - - OREGON
. J PROPRIETOR OF THE :
I. C" NICKELS EN,
- DEALER IN
Cor, of M mi fasMngton Sts, The i Banes, OreioL
NEW FIRM! NEW STORE'
oscoe & Gibons,
CHOICE '.' STAPLE V AND
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of tlie CUy.
Masonic Block, Corner Third and
Crandall & Budget,
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN
Undertakers and Embalmers.
NO. 166 SECOND STREET.
The Dalles JWercantile Go.;
Successors to BROOKS
Gents' Pnrnishiner G
JEIat and Caps, Etc.
HXRi DWAB E zz
.?esLI?Tons,; fey, &rain'and Feed.
390 and 394 Second Street.
Remember we deliver all purchases
. ; T . ;t
Has Opened a
In Connection With his Fruit Stand
and Will Serve ,
Hot Coffee, Ham Sandwich,, Pigs', fyetj
and Fresh . Oysters.
Convenient to the Passenger
On Second St., near corner of Madison.
Branch . Bakery,
If you want a good lunch, give me a call
Open all Night
C. N. THORNBURY,
Late Rec. U. S. Land Office.
T. A. HUDSON,
ROOMS 8 and . 9 LAND. OFFICE,, BUILDING,
Postoffice Box 325, - ' ,
THE DALLES, OR.
And all olhir Business in thp U. S. Land Office
4 rrompw Attended to.,
We Jhave ordered Blanks for Filings,
Entries and the purchase of Railroad
Lands under thn
which we will have, and advise the pub
lic at the earliest Hafp vh
can be made. Look for, advertisement
in this paper, .j t. : -.
' - Thornbury & Hudson.
H. Glenn has removed his
1 : ! t : i . i l P , M:-, ,
office and the office 6f the
Electric Light Co. to ; 72
Washington St. 7
'.' FANCY ".
Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon.
fc BEERS, Dealers in
without charge. .... . J
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
' Real Estate and
Abstracts of. and Information Coricern
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 ort or Write to us.
- Agents for a Full Line of
Leadini Fire Insnrance Companies,
And Will Write Insurance for ' "
on all '
Correspondence Solicited. All Letter
Promptly Answered. Call on or - -:
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Opera House Block,- The Btjles, Or.
t ,W't U P?y the above reward for any case of
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick 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 fall to give satisfae-S?,n-
?UKar CoateL Large boxes containing 8
Pills, 25 cents: Beware of counterfeits-and 1ml-k,V,n;-
The genuine manufactured only by
TTIf?,l?.HN C- WFSX COMPANY, CHIGaGO,
, BLAKELBT. A HOUGHTON, .. .
Prescription Dmirgists, 0
175 Second St. The Dalles. Or.
Can now be bought ot
HAWORTB & THUR
MAK on the following
easy terms:. Cah,buy-
eet the benefit of 5 ner cent, ditcount. whila
port cash and installment purchasers will not
pay any interest.
s . i - bb. mm m mr r
the plats at