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"';The;JDalles Daily Chronicle.
' THE DALLES
1 . -tn.
Entered at the Postofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,,
' as second-class matter.
Secretary of State
Supt. of Public Instruction.
enators 7.V.. T?. .
.O. W. Mc Bride
'. ..E. B. McElroy
COUNTY orriciALs. ,
County, Judge....'. ..'!.-. .i.CN. .Thornbury
. Sheriff D. L. Cates
, Clerk .'jv. - J. B. Crossen
Treasurer. Geo. Rucb
Assessor. . .. .John E. Barnett
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shellev
Coroner .. . William illihetl
, The Chronicle is the Only Paper . in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
i. a, Practical plan.
The author' of an 'article signed "Ob
server," that appeared in the Oregoiiian
of late,4ate lias requested us to publish
in the Chronicle so much of it as will
make clear what' he calls "A practical
pan to secure The Dalles portage rail
way ana its successful working. ' in a
private communication . he informs us
that the main track of the ( proposed
road is via Five and Ten' Mile creeks to
the Deschutes, touching the Columbia
Tiver at Biggs, which would be the port'
age , section ; tnence southeasterly via
Vasco to the Johff Day river, thence up
Rock creek to its head . with feeders
touphing Pufur and the timber section
,of the. Cascades and on to Prineville and
''from Rock creek to the Fossil coal mines
( inere.can scarcely oe tue snaaow or a
. question that such a system is not only
; feasible but it would give, large returns
to-its- projectors from the moment it was
'put in operation. -' -.-i.: -. .
T;have any benefit of the Navigation
i. pi the Upper Columbia river for years to
come, portage railroads at the Cascades
. . and The Dalles' are indispensable;- The
,former is soon to be built by- the state,
while the latter is left for private enter
prises or for the people themselves.
' Assuming that it is practicable to build
l he Dalles portage road on the Oregon
' side and I am auite sure it is 1 would
' suggest that private enterprise should
take hold of this project and be given
' such aid as may be reasonably asked,
" which would enable them to build and
equip this portage road and to operate, it
' successfully. I would suggest that the
" said portage road be made a. part of a
main trunk line of a narrow gauge sys-
"tern of roads which must be built . into
'Y the interior in southeastern Oregon, in
order to bring the products to the river.
" To my mind the narrow gauge system of
rToaas wouia oe an mat wouia be re
quired to connect -with the boats on the
' Columbia to insure a cargo traffic. . A
corporation so formed could then sav to
Portland and to The Dalles, and. to, all
! other points-' interested in having an
open river: "We will build; equip and
operate not only a portage' road around
The Dalles, but we will go further. We
will give you a system of roads that will
develop and settle up your southeastern
; Oregon, now held back for want of facili
, ties of transportation a country rich in
, i agricultural, grazing, timber and inin
i eral resources, and a country whose trade
will be almost entirely lost to ' Portland
if something is not done to check the
-.great inducement now offering for other
roads to penetrate that country 'and
, arry its trade to the eastward, to the
" north or to the south We propose a
, ; narrow, guage system because we can
build, equip and operate such roads
much cheaper and giJe you the benefit,
not only of cheaper operating facilities,
but we will save to you a-large sum in
-interest, which the producer and con
sumer has to pay on the bonded indebt
edness of these " roads. ' The - saving in
the first cost and the difference in oper
ating expenses is what yon want and
must have to cheapen theiates of trans
portation. This system of roads would
be in no danger of falling into combina
tions or being sold out, as the wide guage
ones would not want the narrow, guage
lines. You would be further benefitted
by having some of your means of trans
portation held and controlled by your
own people, and the producers and con
sumers would no longer have to . pay
' tribute to support the stock dealers or
' stock gamblers in the city of New York,
who now control every line of transpor
tation throughout your state. We want
you to give us nothing further than to
take liberally of our bonds, for which we
. will pay you interest annually and we
will enter into an agreement with you
'-' to carry over that portion of our road
' between The Dalles, Celiloor Deschutes,
.-all the passengers,., freight, etc., -that
may be brought to us by ' boat, either
from above or below, at'- such rates as
. will be cheaper than the state, or., the
public could themselves do contracts to
be made for a term of years, with a
"Clause inserted that the corporation
would forfeit that portion of their road
should they in any way fail to keep their
portage contract.- - " '
' -Here is an enterprise for some one to
i.' develop that will beof. far greater interest
to Portland than would nave" been- the
Hunt system ha4 he been successful, for
. which the people of Portland agreed'. to
i subscribe ,000,000 in bonds. Suclm
isystem of roads can be made very profit-
able, bpth.o" the owners and: the state
generally, and -any one taking its bonds
.--..will., have ''a' safe and- profitable nvest
ineiit and ther satisfaction ultimately bt
U . Jnefjtted -therefrom instead ol bffiMtegOTW
seeing his own immediate i neighborhood
un &ftT Aimnort.ino r.hA 'frnjlrnoii -sswlr
' The - assistance" "given anyi
.Dalles portage road,, would insure the
continuation of the road as indicated,
uatil you have secured hundreds of miles
of feeders -to the Colum Uia river,- and the
competition of the boats alreaTlyr 'the.
waters, and which are daily being added,
will obviate the .necessity of any funds
being raised -for. .: that: ,pusppse.., -First,
build your-portage roads. 'Owners of
boats will be bidders to ply the waters
and carry the products of the Columbia
from its head to its mouth when the ob
structions are overcome and the products
put upon its banks.
t behooves American writers who
have English reader d to use irony very
sparingly: The English take things so
literally that Jt sometimes seems hazard
to risk the grossest sarcasm with them.
The Christian Register has 4ftwainusing
experience lately which emphasizes this
Warning:' ' - ,
- "In speculating on the interpretation
of the Old Testament story ot the" fall of
Jericho, we suggested that perhaps the
easiest way for those who were troubled
with-its miraculous features was to treat
it simply as a piece of Hebrew irony,r as
the work of some, musical critic or -the
time. .We said: 'The ram's horn is a
musical instrument which, even in the
hands of the most perfect artist, might
be warranted to kill at fifty paces, but,
in the hands of an indifferent player, is
capable of working almost any destruc
tion. We can imagine, therefore, some
musical critic of that period who had
fallen away from the traditions of his
people, and was looking forward to the
music of the future, describing with ma
licious . sarcasm the destruction of
Jericho through a blast from this instru
ment..'. The London Inquirer does us
the honor to quote what it calls our
'noval' explanation, seriously adding
'The suggestion is - ingenious, but it
seems to us rather far-fetched.' '
, lne war department nas ordered a
count of inquiry to be held at Walla
.Walla, at once to investigate and get "the
facts in relation to the horrible butchery
of Hunt, the gambler, by the U. S. Sol
diers last Friday night. The affair has a
colorable hue of lack of disci plin on the
jsart'bf Jthe officers in charge ot the
post, or some one else. We hope the
examination will result, in the rigid ex
ecution of the law arid 'the guilty suffer
the extreme penalty. There ' is not, nor
can there be any excuse for such an out
Baby is sick. The woeful? expression
of a Des Moines teamster's countenance
showed his deep anxiety was not entire
ly without cause, when he inquired of a
druggist ot the same city what was best
to give a baby for a cold"? It was not ne
cessary for him to say more, his counte
nance showed that the pet of the family,
if not the idol of his life was in distress.
"We give our baby Chamberlain's Cough
Kemedy, was the druggist s answer;
"I don't like to give the baby such strong
medicine," said the teamster. You know
f John Oleson, of the Watters-Talbot Print
ing Co., don t your inquired the drug
gist. "His baby, when eighteen months
old, got hold of a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and drank the "whole of
it. Of course it made the baby vomit
very freely but did not injure .it in the
least, and what is more, it cured the ba
by's cold. The teamster already knew
the value of the Remedy, having used it
himself, and was now satisfied that there
was no aanger in giving it even to a
baby. I or sale by Snipes & Kinersly.
The interior press seems to be a unit
in favor of the portage railroad around
The Dalles being built on the Oregon
side of the river. Certainly if a practi
cable rpute can be found there it would
be better, as the local traffic to be serv
ed would be much larger; a'n,d if Port
land is to invest the bulk of the capital
she ought to put it into her own State
instead of going over to Washington,
where railroad construction is already
excessive. Keep as much capital at
home as possible. Portland Welcotne.
The managers of the agricultural fair
to be held at The Dalles this fall are al
ready beginning to plan- for-this, event,
and will leave nothing undone to" make
it a success. Efforts will be made to
awaken the interest of the farmers
throughout the country, and the valua
ble premiums for stock' and agricultural
produce will doubtless be striven for by
many axhibitorg, Spokane RevieivY"
Last Saturday Mr.' Hairn returned
from his ranches in the Cherry creek
country. . He says vegetation - of all
Kinds .there Is far in advance of what it
is here. .Hia alfalfa is five to six inches
high andV the peach trees are jxr bloom.
Mr. Hahn reports a laree cr6D"of lambs
in his flock of sheep. Ochoco Review.
The salmon catch for
this season so
far has been very light.
FRED DREttl & GO.
Pve flitted up a flrst-CIass -
At 102 Second Street, next door to
Freeman's Boot and Shoe store.
HOT and COLD'ATHS.
None but the best artists" employed.
Do Not Forget the Place.
WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF.
Water Commissioners, of Dalles Cltv." rtrv.
(ron, until 2 p. M. of Saturday, May 23d, 1891, for
building a receiving basin to bold about 370,000
gallons, near Mill creek about four miles from
Dalles City ."-for doing, tKe trenching for about
21,800- lineal fee,t. of llMhcTj Wpe between basin
and the distributing reservoir in Dalles City, and
iur oauuiig aim aisinDuung aoouc w ions oi lo-
inch wrought iron pipes and appertainances.
r. Plans and specifications may he seen t thA
Office of the WateiCqmmissionera of Dalles City.
i ne vonnnmqiqners Teeerve ine ngnt to reject
any or all bids. f.n C. L. PHILLIPS,
. $30 1 Reward. '
wires, poles or lamps of Th- Elkctric Light!
uie ivitta ur Hjf. 4iy way luuinenninnyl ine
f ' - , - ManAger.t
. f. Wylor,
PROPRIETOR OF THE '
TWENTY head of choice young cattle for sale
at a very low price. Enquire of,
LESLIE BTJTTLER, The Dallea, Or
Self Actios; Paper Cutter. ,
A Calcutta bewspaper relates an inci--dent
which illustrates the magnificent
way in which the rajahs of India or at
least those of them who remaifr opulent
and poweirtfnWrepay a small debt. Not
long ago ,tne Rajah Holkar, of Indore; in
paying a visit to the .viceroy, the Mar
quis of 'Laa8downe. at , Calcutta, was
shown by the"- marquis' "severalof the
London illustrated newspapers.- In cut
ting the leaves of these journals. Lord
Lansdowne used an ivory paper cutter.
-The rajah had never seen a paper
butter before and was much interested
in the little instrument.
"If your excellency will make me a
present of it," he said, "I will send you
another in exchange."
The viceroy promptly gave his guest
the paper cutter, and the rajah returned
with it to his own dominions.
Lord Lansdowne had almost forgotten
the incident when he received notice
that the rajah's return gift was on the
way, and he was presently astonished to
have brought to him a young and hand
some elephant, each of whose tusks had
been skillfully wrought into the shape of
a paper critter.
A servant brought, some illustrated
newspapers; at which tlie elephant seized,
them with his trunk and proceeded very
skillfully to cut the leaves with his
sharply trimmed tusks. He had been
trained to this accomplishment under
the rajah's orders.
The living paper cutter, it is under
stood, is still in Lord Lansdowne's pos
session, but it is ho't one of the ordinary
furnishings of the viceroy's library. For
his customary 1 opening of books and
newspapers he keeps a less bulky im
plement. -- Youth's Companion.
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Why Russia Persecutes the Jews.i ,
The principal grounds upon which, the'
Kussian justifies the persecution of his
Hebrew brother are as follows. He as
serts: (First That th,e Jews are too rV
pacious and too successful, in getting
money and prpperty away from the sur
rounding Christians! Second That they
hold themselves, as a class, apart from
the resfof the community. Third That
they furnish many of the leading nihil
ists and mischief makers. Fourth That
they evade service in the army and do 4
not oecome patriotic Russians.
The first accusation ' may be ignored,
as it amounts simply to saying that the
Jew is shrewder and more intelligent
than his neighbors of other races. As to
the Jew's refusal to mingle more freely
-with his-neighbors of different creeds,
or, in 'other words, "to 'assimilate with
the population, it cannot be said that he
has as yet received any very warm invi
tation to do anything of the kind. ' He
has been chased like a beast of prey for
centuries, and now he is asked why -he
does not like his persecutors.
The charge of nihilism is perfectly
true, -to the extent that the Jews natur
ally furnish, their proportionate quota to
the malcontents who have - the courage
to act. But that the Jews among the
nihilists exceed their proper proportion
to the whole population is denied by
)nahy-trost.worthy writers.' The charge
that the Jew evadesarmy service is die
proved by official statistics. P. Q
Hubert, Jr., in Forum. .
Her Royal S
, To be .called Her Royal Highness is
the destiny of every -woman born to
wear a crown, but it rerrAins for o"he
woman among all the royal families to
haYe the .endearing title of Her Royal
Sweetness given to her, and that honor
belongs to Alexandra, Princess of Wales,
She had 'that- marvelous art of making
goodness seem attractive; ' of- making
the right act the pleasant one and of impressing-upon,.,
all who know her the
knowledge that to "do good is to have a
pleasant time, and not to do it is to miss
some of the pleasure of life.
Many princesses have i been written
about as having been beautiful, as hay
ing caused ' great wars, as having done
great deeds of valor, of having.--made
men die for them and kingdoms quarrel
over-jtbem, but of none of them can it
be said, as iff is of this.jgracioos lady,
that the whole world bows down before
sweetness and goodness, that peace has
been the watchword of -her life; and
not only does she' value peace,' bat,- those
loving sisters. Faith, Hope and Charity,
abide with her. Lady Elizabeth Hilary
in Ladies' Home Journal.
The egg is the sign of the resurrection,
which the Easter festival commemorates.
The Jews place it on the Passover table,
thereby indicating that . their race is
to be . resurrected. The Persians and
Druids both nsed it in their religions
ceremonies,-and not only the Russian,
but . the Mohammedan, ' on the early
Banter " morning gives the greeting,
"Christ is riaen," and the -reply, "Christ
is risen indeed," is followed by an ex
change of eggs, and the egg is as well a
feature in all the old Eastern legends,
many of which are too improbable to
even bear the semblance of truth; others
might, be ; true, inasmuch - as truth is
oftentimes stranger than- fiction. F.mma
J. Gray in Good Housekeenmsr. ,
lii VDmt,I.Lke s GbL
Agnee, aged 4, called at an uptown
grocery store the other day. 'I want a
tick of gum," she announced. . After get
ting the desired article she remarked
that she hadn't "any penny." "How do
you expect to pay for your gum!" queried
the vender of delicacies'.' "Well." lift
nounced'the youthful philosopher, "1
Will finve von a binn." Tha4riaa v.. I
VdVAv, iW a , ;j r
giui ouuu, xufu -mini ly,
Huahea"-wrtflK auccess', sne madd' another
Loffert "My cousin Ethel, would like a
tick and JT? . give you another kiss for
it. Both girls chewed that afternoon:,
Burlington (Vt.) Independent.
. '- Hard to Choose. ' ' i
.KfrA'BtergairThat aVe you worrying
about thiit morning? ' ..
I Jfft. Bargain-;I need some new clothas'
and a new watch, and 1 can't-make up
mVmlnd whether to eex the clotbes at a
shop where they give away Vatches,r
to buy the watch at a shot; where they J
give away clothes. London Tit-Bits.
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to E. BECK,.
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted":
165 Secor..l4St.. The" Dalles, Or.
W. E. GARRETSON,
Leaillixg t: JeWBter.
SOLK AGENT FOR THE r "
All Watch Work; Warranted.
Je-weiry Made ' to Order.
138 Second St., The Dalles, Or.
Carpets, anil Furniture,
linmz & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as i
QUALITY , AND PRICES.
Livery, Feed and - Sale
Horses Bought and Sold on
' Commission and Money
i Advanced on Morses
left For Sale. -
TkMles ; ajad Goldendale Stage Line.
Stage Leaves''b'e'Dalles-very morning
at 7:30 and Goldendale at 7:3o. All
, freight must be left at R. B.
, Hood's office the evening
.' before. ,
R. B. HOOP, Proprietor.
W. S. CRAM, Proprietor.
" ; (Successor to Cram SCorsoi.) .
Manufacturer of the finest French and
' Home Made (
3ST 3D X OB S
East of Portland.
' Jfl fJu"in''any of. these goods at Wholesale
or Retail- -
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"'la-'Bvepjr Style. '
lCWSeeonclStreet TKeDaUefl.Or. '
. : .Third treet," Opa Block.
JVIadisort Latest System, .
. .Used, in putting garments, and a fit
B'PrinS and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
2 Svyip-"--" '
we are NOW OPENINGS full line of
Blact anfl Colore! Henrietta Clotls, Sateens, Giilais ani CalicH
and a large stock of Plain,
in Black and White, for
-ALSO A FULL
Men's and Boy's Spring and Summer
We also call your attention to our line of Ladies' and Children's Shoes ahd'ti.'"
" ' ; Next Door to The Dalles National Bank. , I
foseoe 6f GiBons,
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce Bought andJSolct
Goods delivered Free to. any partYofthe City.
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Masonic Block, Corner Third and Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon.""
8ucaes8or to BROOKS
. Hats and
390 and 394
Remember we deliver all purchases
I. C. NICKELS EN;,
- DEALER "tS-
Cor, of Thirfl. JiMon Sts, Tie Dalles, Orepn..
Has Opened a
In Connection With his Fruit Stand i
and Will Serve - ' F
Hot Coffee, Ham Sandwich, .Pigs' Feet,
Fresh ' Ovstere. '" "
Convenient to .the
Depot. . . ' " :
r. . . .
On Second St., near corner Of Madison.
Orange Cider, and the J
Best Apple Cider. .
If you want a good lunch, give me a call.
Open all Night.?'
C. N. THORNBURY, T.A.HUDSON,
iaw ueo. u. a. Land umce. notary fubiie.
ROOMS 8 and. 9 LAND OFFICE BDILDIN&;
rofiomoe isox wo,
THE DALLES, OR. r
And all other Business in the 0. S. Land Office.
Promptly ittende'd to: ":' -
Entries and. the purchase -of Railroad
Lands under the recent, forfeiture Act.
which we will have, and advise the pub-H
lie at the earliest date when such entries
can be made. Look for advertisement I
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Tl....k.. t t5.. cure mm west, vojotatrte, Liver PiLU, when the
llilOrnDUrYct nUuSOnitIth,,,BarestrietlyoolnPHiw:itl- They ar
",,V.'."li"lf W,liuywuil. j-purely veeeteble and navr fall t dm natYfa!-
H. Gienh has reixiorred his
the officebr the
and Misses weaT.
i . .
Clothing,. fHeekmea;arid Hosiery,
. . NEW STORE '
A BEERS, Dealers in
G-oods, Boots and Shoes,
Hay, Grain, and'Feed
Second Street '
Organs, Pianos; )
? Watches, Jecaelpy.,'
J M. flUNTINGTON & CO,-,
: ? Heal3 Estate and :
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Abstracters; : v .-J
Abstracts of.' and Information Concern- v
.ing Land Titles on Short N'otice;'
Land for- Sale . and Houses to .Rent :
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3 '( v, ;
Parties Lookini: for Homes in
COUNTRY Oil CITY,
- OR IN SEARCH OF . ,
,A - ;, '; ' I . '.' '
Should Call oxt, or Write to us. ,.
Agents for a Full Line of
Leaflini Kre Insurance Companies,
And Will Write Insurance for
. . . on all ' '( ; -: ; ,
'" i t n:.ei-rT3. a Rf.Tn T?.Tjt-i-ca
Correfinondence Solicited.' '-All1 Tttra V
.j promptly Answered. Call on or
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i (i i v , -' Aaaressi
- ti.,r J. M: HUNTINGTON & CO.: ..
Opera.Hon'aS Bloelc.tu :Jhe Dalles, Or.
V Reward I
npn. Sugar Coated. -Large J)oxea containing M
PiHa, 24 cent.' Beware d counterfeito -and. imi-.
THE'30HN(JCl. WFBT COMPANY, CHlCXw,' J
&aaons. Tha vpnnlna Tn.mr,Ahite1 Jin T hr I
X?t( SecomrB-t. o n
'KB rAJt'lNEHBUlf W BU,LB Vf U 1
-u vuia aay aispoivea. Dy mutual consent. -busin.es
wltr rn the future be conducted by
r..Whyra who .will nay and collect all part
ihio debta. . ' - J-O. C. Bills.
ItotedJLprrrittA, IK91. B. WBTIE8.
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