The Mes My Chronicle. THE DALLES OREGON. Entered at the Postofflce at The Dalle, Oregon, aa second-class matter. STATE OFFICIALS. Governor 6. Pennoyer Secretary of State G. W. McMrlde Treasurer Phillip MeUichan SupU of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy IJiVSSSU Congressman B. Hermann State Printer Frank Baker couirrir officials. - County Judge C. N. Thornbury 8heriff D. L. Cates Clerk .'. J. B. Crossen Treasurer Geo. Ruch Commissioner. ikncSfd Assessor John E. Barnett Purveyor E. F. Sharp Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley Coroner William MicheU The Chronicle is the Only Paper in The Dalles that Receives the Associated Press Dispatches. OUR DISTBICT FAIR. The managers of our agricultural dis trict fair will do everything in their power to make the coming one a success. They are more than pleased to adopt any suggestion that will please the farmers and stock raisers and induce them to takn an interest in the fair. At the suggestion of the Chronicle the sec retary most willingly made such a change in the premium list of horses froni past years, that a premium will be offered in very standard class besides the usual sweep-stakes. This will give nearly every man owning a fine horse at least two chances for a premium one in the class to which he belongs and one in the sweep-stakes. If the farmers will only take half the interest that the directors are taking to make the coming fair a success we have no doubt as to what the result will be. A PROFITABLE. BARGAIN. The purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 for the sum of $7,200,000 . has turned out to be a very . profitable piece of business for the United States. Since that time nearly fifty . million dollars worth of furs have been shipped . from the territory and sold in the London market. Since 1884 the salmon fisheries have yielded $7,500,000, and the cod fisheries over $3,000,000 during the last twenty years. I The , herring fisheries yield annually 150,000 gallons of oil and 1000 . tons of fertilizing material, while the whalers catch in 1890 yielded 226,402 ' pounds of bone, and 3980 pounds of ivory and 14,567 barrels of oil, and dur ing the same year the production of gold amounted to $700,000. . PORTLAND POLITICS. To a man up in the moon the political situation in Portland should be. very in teresting as affording an illustration of practical politics in a' large American city. There are the two factions in the republican party led respectively by Joe Simon and Jim Loton, like two hungry mastiffs fighting for ..' the possession of the same bone, while a smaller dog of the democratic persuasion watches intensely the chance for picking it up and running off with it while the fight is going on. Meanwhile neither party or faction cares picayune for the interests of the city government. They are . after the bone or the boodle, which is the same thing, dive either party the offices and the city government may go to perdition. It is doubtful if there is a piece of railroad on earth so, crooked as the one between this city and Portland. There is one place near the old Cate's saw mill, below Wyeth where a person sitting in the top of a caboose at the end of a train of twenty cars can see the train running four different ways at the same time. No wonder it is said that the straighten ing of the curves on eighty miles of the track, which could be easily done and would result in an infinitely better road, would shorten the distance between this city and Portland six miles. The Ladies' Tailor School of Dress Cutting AT-' Irs. Brorfs Dressmatina Parlors, Cor. Fourth and Union Sts., The Dalles, Or.. Each scholar can bring in her own dress and is taught to cut, baste and fin ish complete. ' They are also taught to cut the seam-, less waist, dartless basque, French bias darts and most every form of, sleeve. . XSy.I" the dressmaking department I keep only competent help. m Press Cutting a Specialty., County Treasurer's Notice. All' county warrants registered prior to January. 14, 1888, will be paid, if pre sented , at my office. Interest ceases from and after this date. ' ... - . . ' ' Geo. Ruch, 1 Treas. Wasco Co., Or. The Dalles, Or., April 3, 1891.. . a3JL , FLOURING MILL TO LEASE. THE OLD DaLLE8 MILL AND WATER Company's Hour Mill will be leased to re sponsible parties. For information apply to the . ' ' WATER COMMISSIONERS, The Dalles, Oregon. I Opinio. - A lady we shall not tell her had a most amusing experience with Benjamin P. Hutchinson the other day. This lady is deeply interested in chari table Work, and ever and anon she lends herself to the disagreeable task of so liciting money contributions to such worthy causes as. she, may happen to' haye in hand. This is rather ungrateful employment, but this lady applies her self cheerfully to it, for she recognizes it as a part of her Christian duty. It be fell that this worthy woman had occa sion to approach Mr. Hutchinson the other afternoon, and she did so in the spirit of charming good nature, which is, perhaps, her most conspicuous char acteristic. Now Mr. Hutchinson is a wary bird, and seldom it is that ho is caught in a corner by anybody. But this particular lady was so exceptionally bright , and exuberant that - the crafty millionaire gave up a crisp $20 bill almost be fore he was aware of it. And then, as we can easily suppose, he began to regret it. On her : part the fair solicitor was considerably surprised; she had heard that he was . a. hard, unfeeling man, yet had he not . responded promptly, and generously to her appeal? She was so grateful that she insisted on shaking hands with the old man, and as she did bo she remarked, feelingly, "We do not always get oar reward here, Mr. Hutch inson, but we should remember that the Lord loveth a cheerful giver." "Yes, I've often heerd tell," answered Mr. Hutchinson dryly, "but Tm more interested in . findin' out the Lord's opinion of a cheerful beggar." Chicago News. Twine froni Marah Gnas. A St. Paul (Minn.) special says that through the efforts of an inventor of Iowa articles which can be manu factured from common slough grass are attracting considerable attention. The farmers of the northwest have been pay ing large prices for binding twine, . and it is this fact probably which started George Lowry to investigate ; the uses to which common marsh grass could . be put. He has made several . inventions which are an assured success.. The bind ing twine made by his method is strong, durable, and, above all, cheap. While the material from which ordinary bind ing twine is made costs from $130 to $180 per ton. slough grass costs from $3 to $3. a ton. and the cost of making the twine from . either materials is. about the same. A company , has been organized for the manufacture of this. twine. The company will also make cordage of all kinds, bagging and matting from marsh grass. Marsh grass makes good; rope in any size, and formed into, small twine jt can, readily be woven into coarse cloth of great strength,, -which can .be pnt to a variety of -uses. - The cotton planters of the United 'States annually raise about . 7,000,000 bales of . cotton, which require about ,60,000,000 yards of ; bagging. The jute bagging costs about eight cents a yard.. ' The grass twine bag ging , can be made at. about one cent a yard less. New .York Tribune. Wh jr Not Try jCbfcmolaT , t'l clean, my eyeglasses these days with, a ten dollar note.' said a well known citizen the other - day,- with a smile, as he began to rnb his spectacles with a bill. "It cleans the . glass and doesn't hurt the money... A one dollar bill would answer , the. purpose as well as a note for a hundred, but in this .case I happened to have the ten and used it. "I have been cleaning my glasses for years with bank notes, and I have never found anything that makes them aa clear. If yon use a handkerchief it leaves the lint behind, and ten to one the glass is blurred. The money removes' all the dirt and grease, and leaves no trace of itself. Am I afraid of contracting some disease of , the , eyes? Well, I - never thought of that,. and I know, that some physicians claim that diseases are transr mitted by money, since it passes through so many hands. No, I am. not afraid; and . I will continue , to-. nse - the' . . bank notes for . this purpose. The texture is soft, and it certainly removes - dirt. j In deed, there is nothing like, paper money for polishing fine glassware." Albany Express. : ' ' ' ' ' Electricity, Catena KlephmnU. A novel application of electricity has recently been made in elephantcatching. At a recent capture of forty of these ani mals, when the last of their . unwieldy bodies had passed the entrance into,; the Khedda, the signal for barring their exit was given, instantaneously: and without a word spoken, by means, of an. electric wire. It is only a short time since petro leum , superseded native vegetable oils for lighting throughout the bazars - and villages of India. - Electricity .- is now taking "the place both of petroleum or coal gas in the great spinning factories, for which it is peculiarly suited, in a hot climate, pwing to its coolness And ab sence of smell. Philadelphia Ledger. .. A Sarcastic jrenn., , . For downright sarcasm as to the merits of a horsey recommend, us to the worthy jehu. who i offered, a little advice . to a driver of a pirate -'bus, one of -whose homes . tumbled ' down : the other day in the Strand. ; ' The horse, after strenuous efforts, had been got on ita feet, whep immediately it fell over again on its side "I say, old. Inn," cried, the srrval driver, "you must , 'ave,. got . ia out o', bed too early his mornin'. , Bon, round- to our stable and they'll, lend r yer a pitchfork to turn Hm.. over with." London,,1 Tit-' Bits. -, - - - Sitting; Ball' Prophetic Pnam. , . One Bull, a nephew of the dead, chiefs . tain, related an interesting incident that happened. josC . the- day - before- Sitting Bull was killed. Ho said Sitting Bull that 'day climbed to the top of one of the highest - neighboring -bottes, where he fell asleep, and dreamed, of the startling tragedy that would happen the next day He came down and. told his people that their great medicine man would be killed on the morrow, - How true -his words were was attested by developments the next morning. Cor. St. Paul Globe. ASTOR HOUSE EXTRAVAGANCE. The Little Old Lady Thought That Tea Many Candles Were Burning. " - I A dear old lady from the country sat with her son, also from the country, ra the big dining room of the Astor house a few evenings ago ; Men who have come to New York from the country, if they had seen her, would have been remind ed of their grandmothers. ' Her face was kindly, and there was just a little color in it She wasn't very tall, and her fig ure was comfortable. She wore a shawl. Her bonnet was. a. little one, and in the front of it was some white lace. Her gown was of bombazine and o some what ancient cut. ' r " - '. The big, brightly lighted room inter ested her. So did the people at the tables. While the son was engaged in the somewhat perplexing task of select ing the supper the old lady talked audi bly with the waiter. She told him that she hoped Landlord Astor and Mis' Astor were pretty well. The waiter explained that Mr. Allen was the landlord, whereat the old lady expressed polite surprise. When the waiter had gone with, the or der she devoted a few moments to study ing the chandeliers. They represent candles. ' "I wonder," she said, "how under the sun Mis' Allegt ever gets np there to snuff 'em." "Snuff what?" asked her son. "Why, them candles; they're so high np." The young man did not answer. The old lady again gazed at the chan deliers reflectively. . "They aint no need of all. that light," she said. "Mis' Allen is a powerful wasteful woman." Her son was apparently a man of few words. Her criticism was unnoticed. Presently the waiter brought the bread and - the plates, and what the old lady evidently thought was a superabundance of knives and forks. She greeted-him pleasantly. "Back again, hey?" she said; "you're pretty quick. But, Horace," she added to her son, . "yon ordered some thin' more than bread, didn't you?" "It will be here shortly," put in the waiter, with a polite bow. The old lady gave him a sweet smile. "I'm pretty hungry,? she said. Several of the diners had overheard her observations. Some of them were hard- faced business men. They didnt laugh at her. They only regarded her ' with' lively interest. She smoothed out ther tablecloth, carefully, and inspected the silver, evidently with approval.. r ; The, waiter brought the meal and. gave theold-lady close attention, which pleased her immensely. She smiled on him and asked after the health of his family. As she rose from the table she said to him: "Tell Mis'. Allen., I'd lik,to. have her recipy for that snow puddin'. but I'm in a hurry,." , The waiter bowed, and said gravely that .he would do so. And as .the -old lady passed out of, the door one of the diners raised a glass and exclaimed, "The old lady God bless her!"-New - York Letter.' : - -. - Especial Charm tot a Favorite Club. The fact that we know each other very well is the reason of the charm of "a cer tain American club.- It!givean.idea of this place to say that people find them selves neglecting their business in ' order to get there in time for " luncheon. - It is not -that.-the-company is bo unusual. There are, no doubt attractive men, foil of interesting knowledge; there is plenty of good talk. . Bat it is not enough that the talk should.be good; the men mast be seen and heard through an Atmosphere of friendship.-- Some of the nicest men choose to say very . little; but these are men in whom, in the course of . daily ac quaintance, you learn to discover very charming qualities and friendly disposir tions, - -. - - Possibly everybody is not charming'. Perhaps- there is even a bore or two; but bores are very human, and, to my think ing, rather cozy. There is a gentleman who tells over the same story, but nobody minds i t as much as he would if he knew, and he, doesn't.'? Even the gentleman who is always- talking, about his health per- forms . a beneficient office; be -insinuates into, the minds, of his. auditors an im pression that life is valuable. E. S. Nadal in Scribner's. ' ' - Bargain Counter Repartee. An early morning . customer in a big retail dry goods shop is apt to hear some' quaint talk among the clerks, who amuse themselves by chaffing one another while : waiting for the active trade of the day to begin. In an np town shop the other -morning a customer -heard the follow ing dialogue: - "Say, fanny?" from the ribbon counter. "What : is it. ribbons?" from the fan counter;: . - ..- i ; "Why is it that y on are so unpopular with the ladies??. . "Give it up." "Because in cold weather they don't fan see, you?! "Say, ribbons, why is your- trade like that of a granger?" -' "Why-is it?"" - - '-''-'. "Because so much of it is gros grain." New York Times.' --. - He TaJtea the Cake for Economy. ' There- is a farmer- in Wrightown town ship who will perhaps in time get: rich as he. is economy and. watchfulness, per sonified. He engaged a girl to assist in the house at stated, wages per week. When they .agreed t to settle nearly t year later, he had a bill against her of a little . more than ' $3 for loss of time f oi "gaping" at the cars as they went to and fro.- It seems that after the construction train got to running she Would kO - every time it passed to the door, look at it, throw np her hands and apron and laugh, o pleased at the sight. This loss of time was charged against her in their settle ment. ' Long, headed man, thafcrt Doyles-: town. Democrat, i ; - ' Kept Hie Appointment. 1 Mrs. Blifkins (time -midnight) Horrors!.,- Husband! husband I , I hear soint one burTp-wing through the wall : ' 1 MrBhfkins-Well, well!" It mast be that book agent. I knew we'd all' be in bed by 11 o'clock, and. I told him to call t half -past. Good News. S. L. YOUNG, (Successor to IS. BECK.j -DEALER IN- WHTCHES, BLOCKS, Jewelry, Diamonds, SMEflWAflE, xETG. Watches, Clocks and Jewelry Repaired and Warranted. 165 Second St., The Dalles, Or. W. E. GARRETSON, il Jeweler. SOLE AOB.NT FOR THE All Watch Work Warranted. Jewelry Made- to Order. ' 1S8 second St., The Dallea, Or. FOR- Carpets ag Furniture, CO TO PRINZ & NITSCHKE, And be Satisfied as to QUALITY AND PRICES. John Pashek, Third Street, Opera Block. Madison's Latest System; Used inf cutting garments, and a fit guaranteed each time. . Repai ri ng-and Cleaning Neatly and Quickly Done. Ri-B. Hoop, Livery, Feed 'and Sale Horses Bought and Sold 'on Commission and Money -Advanced on Morses left For Sale. FFICE OF- The Dalles and Goldendale Stage - Line. Buige weaves 'ine uauea every morning at 7:30 and Goldendale at 7:30. All freight must be left at R. B. , . Hood's office the evening ...-'. ; .... befom.'i,;: ;,-- R. B.r HOOD, Proprietor. COLUMBIA,.. ; W,S. CRS Proprietor. ' (Successor to Cram 4 Corson.) .. i - Manufacturer of the finest French and -, - Home Made1 - O .A. HSFvc33 IE CE S , .. . .. East of Portland. - -.- -DEALER IN- Tropical Fruits, Nuts, Cigars and Tobacco. . Can furnish any of these goods at Wholesala ox Retail In Krery 'Style. 1 ' 104 Second Street, The'Dalles, Or. IM IQercHanlTailor. We are NOW OPENING a full line of Blact ani Colore! Henrietta Clotts, Sateens, Glnilams M m " ,and a large stock of Plain, Swiss and in Black and White, for -ALSO A Pen's and Boy's Spring and Sammer Clothing, Neekmear and HosiJ . - - "cierwear, jrtcs. x , A Splendid Line of Felt and Straw Hats , We also call your attention to our line of Ljidies' and Children's Shoes mi, H. SOLOMON, ' Next Door to The Dalles National Bank. NEW FIRM! toscoe -DEALERS IN- V STAPLE V AND Canned' Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc. Country Produce Bought and Masonic Block, Corner Third and The Dalles JVIeieantile Co J Successors to BROOKS Gents' Furiiishing G . Hats and HARDWARE Groceries, Provisions, 390 and 394 Remember we deliver all purchases I. C. NIGKELSEN, -DEALER IN- School1 Books, WEBSTER'S StauOriery, V dictionary Watehes,.Jeme Cor. of TM and f asWi" Sts, Tie Dalles, Oregon. JAMES WHITE, Has Opened a HiiaLxxolx Counter, Iri Connection With" his Fruit Stand . and Will Serve Hot Coffee, Ham' Sandwich,'; Pigs'. Feet, and Fresh - Oysters. : Convenient to the Passenger Depot. On Second St., near corner of Madison. Also a Branch Bakery, California Orange Cider, and the Best Apple Cider. If yon want a good lunch, give me a call. Open all Night C. N. THORNBURY, T. A. HUD80N, Late Rec U. 8. Land Office. ' Notary Public. THOPIY&PSI ROOMS 8 and 9. LAND OFFICE BUILDINCr, ostofflce Box 35ij - ,-r THE DALLES, OR. Filings, Contests, And all ether Business in the IL S. Land Office ' Promptly5 Attended to. J l ' We have ordered Blanks for Filings. Entries and the purchase of Railroad Lands under the, which we will have, and advise the pub- ixi mo earuBHt aaie wnen sucn entries can be made. Look for advertisement in this paper. ' i - - ,i Thornburv.& Hudson. REMOVAL. H; Glenn has removed" his office7 and "the office of the Electric I Light Co. to ,; 72 Washington" St.'" Embroidered and Plaided Nansook; Ladies' and Misses' wear. x- FULL LINE OF- NEW STORj 8t Gibons, V FANCY V Sold. GROCEkIE Goods delivered Free to any part of the Ci Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregq t BEERS, Dealers In - oods, Boots and Shoes, Caps, Etc. Hay, Grain ' and' Feed. Second Street. without charge. , Organs, Pianos, J. M. HUNTINGTON & C3 Heal Estate and' Abstracts of. and Information Coneera ing'Land Titles on Short Notice. Land for Sale ; and Houses to Real Parties Looking for Homes in COUNTRY OR CITY OR IN SEARCH OF Buf5iqe Location, Should Call on or Write to ua. Agents for a Full Line of LeaiiniFlre Insnfance CompaniesJ And Will Write Insurance for ... . on all Correspondence Solicited. ' All iJetteM Promptly Answered. Call on or ' Address, ' J, M. HUNTINGTON & CO. Opera House Block", , , The Dalles, Or $50p;IlewarcL!;, We will pay the above reward for any case el 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 Surely vegetable, and never fall to give satfsf ae on. Suear Coated. l.nra luirpi muitntnlnir a Pills, 25 cents. , Beware of counterfeits and fml-4 uinons. ine genuine manufactured only by THE JOHN C. WF8T COMPANY, CHIlilGO, ILLINOIS. BLAKEIiBT A HOUGHTON, ' i Prescription Hmggttm, 175 Second St. . The Dalles, Or. DISSOLUTION NOTICE THE PARTNERSHIP OP BILLS & WHYER." Is this day dissolved by mutual consent The business will in the future be conducted by N. B. Wbyerawho will pay and collect all part nersnip aeDGB.. , o. v.. mua Dated April lh, 181. B. Witiw.