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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
THE DALLES - - - - - OREGON.
Entered at the Poetofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
Uovemor S. Penuoyer
Secretary of State U. W. McBride
Treasurer Phillip Metschan
Supt. of Public Instruction E. B. MeElroy
natore J. H. Mitchell
)ngren(iniui B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
County Judge C. N. Thornburv
8rteriff D. L. Cates
Clerk J. B. Crossen
.Treasurer Geo. Kuch
Commissioners ! Frankncafd
Assessor John E. Barnett
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner William Mlchell
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
THE FARMERS' PROSPECTS.
The Northwest Miller which is authority
on futures and present crop outlooks in
speaking of the- French prospect says :
"In the first place the area sown is at
least 2,600,000 less than last year, which
-. taken at the average yield of eighteen
" bushels per acre, means 45,000,000 bush
es, with regard to the area damaged by
frost and replowed it is still estimated
to le at least one fourth, or say 4,500,000
acres. It remains to- be seen what
amount of this will . be resown with
spring wheat, but in any case, the con
dition of the plant where it has not had
to be replowed is so unfavorable that
ven the moyt optimistic authorities
look for a further loss on this account, of
00,000,000 bushels compared with last
year. So that, altogether we may look
for a crop 90,000.000 to 95,000,000 bushels
whort of lant year's which was officially
announced at 336,000,000 bushels, but is
commercially recognized not to have ex
ceeded 320,000,000 bushels. Thus pres
ent indications point to a crop of 225,
000,000 to 230,000,000 bushels, while
France consumes annually 340,000,000 to
. Under the circumstances it is not sur
prising that French farmers who must
hold plenty of wheat from the last good
crop, are indisposed to sell, though that
foreign wheat is already entering more
largely into consumption than might
have been thought. Already about 3,
000,000 quarters have been imported into
France in the past seven months, which
even supposing the last 'crop was only
40,000,000 quarters, is sufficient to supple
ment the home crop if the latter were
forthcoming in larger quantities. The
large purchases which have been made
for forward delivery, and which probably
amount to about 1,000,000 quarters, are
therefore destined to help satisfy a future
deficiency. ... , , .
The price of grain is steadily increasing
. all the time, there having been several
upward jumps during the past week
owing to continued reports . of poor
prospects in France, Belgium, Holland
and part of Prussia. On last Friday
there was a jump of about four cents,
caused by a dispatch stating that the
French government will probably be
compelled before August next to ask the
chamber of deputies to suspend duties
on cereals, and that the German govern
ment expected to have to ask the reich
stag to take similar action.
-I TRIBUTE TO WEBSTER.
That level-headed Astorian newspaper
says that when our republic rose Noah
Webster became his schoolmaster.
There had never before been a great na
tion with a universal language, without
dialect. The little island of England
holds people whose dialects are difficult
for English speaking people to under
stand. But now the Yorkshireman can
talk with him. from Cornwall. The
peasanf of the Apennines, as he drives
borne his goats at evening, look down
upon six provinces, none of whose dia
lects he can speak. Here in this great
country, 5,000 miles scarcely change the
sound of a word.. ' Around every fireside
and from every tribune, in every field of
labor, and every place where men toil
with head or hand, is heard the same
tongue, the same accent. We owe it ' to
Noah Webster's spelling book and dic
tionary.' He has done more for us than
Alfred did England, or what Cadmus did
for Greece. His books have educated
three generations- 1 They are .'forever
multiplying his . innumerable army of
thinkers, who will' transmit his name
from age to age. Only' two men have
stood on the New World whose fame is
so sure to last : Columbus, its discover
er, and Washington, its savior. Web
ster is and will be its great teacher, and
these three will make lh future trinity
General T. W. Sheehan of Sacramento
is a brave and a sensible man. He is to
act as marshal of the procession, that
will be had in his city on the occasion of
the presidential visit there. A military
company of Italians called the Bersag
liers volunteers offered their services as
escort which the general accepted . but
made the proviso that they were to
carry only the American flag, on the oc
casion ; in fact, he stated no flag except
the, star-spangled banner would be al
lowed in the procession. The company
is indignant and say they will not par
ade unless they are allowed to carry the
Italian standard.'. General Sheehan is
right. This country has no use for for-
eigners who would cling to their old
world notions and flags. America should
be for Americans and those who are not
willing to become citizens of this repub
lic in every sense, should ' be returned
from whence they come. The flag of this
nation' is the only one that; should he al
lowed to float in the free air of America,
which is poison to treason and tyranny.
There is no room here for any flag but
the stars and stripes, and we say all
hail to the man that has the courage to
exclude all others.
The Monterey is the first of the heavily-armored
battle-ships of the new
nary to enter active service. She has
been built under the act of congress of
March 31, 1887, from designs furnished
bv the government, and will cost, exclu
sive other armament $1,628,000. The
contract for the building of the vessel
was signed June the 14, 1889. The gen
eral dimensions of the vessel are as fol
lows: Length overall, 561 feet; load
water line, 256 feet ; extreme breath, 59
feet, mean draft, 14 feet six inches; dis
placement. 4000 tone; thickness armor
belt, 13 inches, ' estimated speed, 16
knots an hour. The armament of the
vessel will consist of two 12 inch breech
loading rifled cannon, mounted en bar
bette, with 13-inch steel armor protec
tion, the shield being eight inches in
thickness, which will fire a projectile
weighing 850 pounds, the powder charge
being 425 pounds; two ten-inch breech
loading rifled cannon, mounted en bar
bette with 11 J-inch steel armor protec
tion, shield 7V inches in thickness, fir
ing a projectile weighing 500 pounds, the
powder charge-being 250 pounds ; six 6
pound rapid-firing rifled cannon; four
37-milliter Hotchkiss revolving cannon ;
two one-pound rapid-firing rifled cannon.
Baby is sick. The woeful expression
of a Des Moines teamster's countenance
showed his deep anxiety was nqt entire
ly without cause, when he inquired of a
druggist of the same city what was best
to give a baby for a cold 'J 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
Remedy," was the druggist's answer.
"I don't like to give the baby such strong
medicine," said the teamster. You know
John Oleson, of the Watters-Talbot Print
ing Co., don't you? 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. . Ui 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 how satisfied that there
was no danger in giving it even to a
baby, lor sale by bmpes & Kinersly.
Rewards are offered for designs for the
new silver dollar. - Most Txorle have de
signs on the dollar, but the dollar itself
to them is a sufficient reward.
The following statement from Mr. W
B. Denny, a well known dairyman of
New Lexington, Ohio, will be of interest
to persons troubled with ' Rheumatism.
Hesava: "I have imed Chmnhprlain'o
Pain Balm-for' nearly two years,' four
bottles In all, and there is nothing I have
eve? used that gave me "as much, -relief
tor rheumatism. ' We always keep a bot
tle of it in the house."' For sale by
Snipes & Kinersly. "'-.'
Fogg says that, after all, your true
hue-era of wood and drawers of water are
your landscape artists..
FACTORY NO. 105.
jrtTJ. A no of the Best Brands
VA Vjrx.XVO manufactured, and
orders from all parts of the country filled
on the shortest notice.
The reputation of THE DALLES CI
GAR has become firmly established, and
the demand for the home manufactured
article is increasing every day. : '
A. ULRICH & SON.
FRED DREOI & GO.
Have flitted up a fl rut-chum
At 102 Second Street, next door to
Freeman's Boot and Shoe store.
HOT and COLD BATHS.
' None but the best artists employed.
Dd Not Forgot the Place.
WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF
Water Commissioners, of Dalles City, Ore
gon, until 2 P. H. of Saturday, May 23d, -1S91, for
building a receiving basin to hold about 370,000
gallons, near MiU creek about four miles -from
Dalles City, for doing the trenching for- about
21.S0O lineal feet of 10-inch pipe between basin
and the distributing reservoir in Dalles City, and
for hauling and distributing about 140 tons of 10
lnch wrought iron pipes and appertainances.
Plans and specifications may be seen at the
office of the Water Commissioners of Dalles City.
The Commissioners reserve the right to reject
any or aU bids. -. C. L. PHILLIPS,
WILL BE PAID FOB ANY INFORMATION
leading to the conviction of tiArtfAMittiTiir
the ropes or in any way interfering with the
wires, poles or lamps of Thb Electric Light
PROPRIETOR OF THE
Gitjaf : Faetofy,
Jerry Built Fortresses ia flBsslm, '..'..
Some extraordinary revelnrtorin BaVeJuat
been made at St. Petersburg asto tbe man
ner in which certain frontier- fortresses re
cently constructed, arid, s it was suj- j
posed, strengthened, -have actually "been
built. It appears' Chat ever in thW perilous
field of enterprise' the Jerry builder has
been reaping a tfeb' harvest,- At two sep
arate fortresses his' friiuds. have been de
tected. A commission of revision on in
specting the walls of the celebrated strong
hold Novo Georgievsh, formerly known as
Modlin, and situated between Warsaw and
the German frontier,- fonnd that the newly
constructed outer -walls were not more
substantial than those of a piece of theat
rical scenery. " "
A thin outer layer of half bricks con
cealed a hopelessly rotten fabric composed
of the veriest rubbish gravel, brick dust,
sand and chalk the whole being utterly
incapable of withstanding a cannonade by
guns of the smallest caliber. These facts
having been reported ' to the minister of
wrtr, the chief constructor of the fortress
was arrested and tried by court martial,
but he escaped with so light a penalty as
dismissal from the service, it having been
proved that he suffered from a painful af
fection of the eyes. The chief constructor
of the fortress of Doubno, the other strong
hold concerned, was not so fortunate. The
fortress was inspected by the Grand Duke
Nicholas shortly before his illness, and he
found the walls built so contrary to the
rules of military engineering that they
were incapable of affording any real de
fense against modern engines of war.
In accordance with the report which he
made to the emperor on the subject, an
order was issued that the whole of the
walla in question should be razed to their
foundations and rebuilt. The chief con
structor solved the problem of his own
punishment by blowing oat his brains,
and all his subordinates who were in any
degree responsible were sent to Siberia.
Every endeavor han, of course, been made
to keep these occurrences from the knowl
edge of the public, but the facts of the case
have come to hand through a thoroughly
trustworthy channel. Leeds Mercury.
For several years the sun has been in a
quiescent condition, his surface being com
paratively free from spots, and his promin
ences of comparatively infrequent occur
rence and insignificant proportions. The
great luminary has been passing through
his minimum sun spot period; for the spot
producing activity of the sun is governed
by laws that the, close observation of the
last two centuries has interpreted, while
observers are still groping after the cause
of the spots themselves. - 1
' lb takes about eleven years to complete
a sun spot cycle, though the intervals are
irregular. Each cycle includes a maxi
mum and a minimum period, which are
also 'irregular: 'The spots vary greatly in
number. - During -some cycles the sun's
face is never free from them; during others
it is unmarred for ' days, and even for
months. As the last maximum period oc
curred about 1881-3, it is time to antici
pate a recurrence of solar activity, and re
cent observations show that the activity
has already begun.
-Enormous fluctuations are taking' place
on the surface of the sun, and will be fol
lowed for the two or three coming years by
spots of every variety. There will be normal
Bpots. consisting of ah umbra and 'penum
bra, and spots irregular in form or gather
ed in groups. : The sizes of the. spots vary
from .500 miles to 50,000 miles or mores and
they are of ten' large enough to be visible
to the naked eye. ' They may last -for a few
days, or for weeks or . months. Their dis
tribution is mostly confined to two zones
on the son's surface, between .5 degs. and
40 degs1. 6f latitude' north 'and south. ' "
Other signs of solar agitation follow tn
the wake of the sun Bpots. - Gigantic- solar
eruptions, known as; rosy protuberances,
rise from the sun's border, like tongues of
flame, 'sometimes to the height of hundreds
of thousands of miles.' The earth bears
witness to the disturbed state of the - sun,
for auroras flash in the heavens, magnet
ism reaches its greatest point of oscilla
tion and electricity takes oh its most brill
iant manifestations. Youth's Companion.
OratT Bea Ha tier.
Butler has a great law practice, and
many irons in the fire besides his bunt
ing factory,' his granite quarries, and so
on and so forth. But much of his law
practice is made'-up of desperate cases,
such 'as those claims before the court of
claims which no one else will undertake,
andfn which the compensation is: all con
tingent upon success. Besides, like other
men with many irons in heating, he can
not keep them all white hot, and loses
every how and then on one' of ' them.
Then,' too, he is one of the most generous
and charitable of men.' He lives on' a
scale which seems extravagant to most
men, keeping up three or four establish
mentsone here, one in Lowell, one in
Boston, and so on and treating all his
relatives and friends most generously in
all his dealings with them.
Rough and gruff as he sometimes seems,
his heart is tenderness itself,' and his com
passionate ear and hand are always open.
He gives away a small fortune 'every1 year,
to say nothing of his "thank you" practice,
which exceeds that of any other lawyer1 in
the United States, and probably in the
world. Naturally, with all his shrewd
ness, he is decei ved by the designing, and
loses more-' money in this -"way' than most
people give away. - -Unless his forthcoming
VReminicenpes" yield a large sum. Butler
will not leave a large fortune behind him.
Philadelphia Record. ' "
Womsalj Pivtast .. I
Miss .Clara Barton writes this pertinent
criticism: "It is a good idea to (rive women
a chance to be heard on' topics' outside1 of
dress -and fashion." It is humiliating to a
woman of brains and opinions to Arrive in
a strange city, and. after .being, interview
ed, find her dress and manners described
at length, while her brain ia not even men
tioned. - Bow do you suppose Chauneey
M. Depew or i man' of his caliber Tvonld
feci to go into a town and And the cut of
his trousers, the shade and. pattern or de
1ign minutely described, with the style of
vest, coat 'and necktie, and the hair on' the
head detailed at length, while hot a word
was said of his reputation as ah orator or
railroad man? It is just the . same with
women. It ia belittling for women of wide
experience to find their garb of more ac
count than their opinions." .
'A Joh for the Champion.
Ambitious Wife You were the cham
pion football player at college, weren't
Meek Husband Y-e-s, m'dear'. Why?
Ambitious Wife Oh, nothing, nothing.
Only that ten-a-week clerk is in the parlor
with our daughter- again. New York
The fast express train record is a mile in
SO seconds, the' racehorse record lm. 35s.
The best trotting horse time is 2m. 8s., and
the record for safety bicycles on a cinder
path is 3m. 80s.
S. L. YOUNG,
(Successor to K. BKCK.j
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
W. E. GARRETSON,
AOENT FOR THE
All Watch Work. Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St., The Iallea. Or.
C ! Hi ' J
Carpets anil Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
R: B. Hoop,
Livery, Teed and Me
Horses Bought and Sold on
Commission and ' Money
Advanced on Horses
left For Sale.
The Dalles and (Mdendale Stage Line.
Stage Leaves The Dalles every morning !
at 7:30 and Goldendale at 7:30. All
freight must be left at R. B.
Hood's ofllce the evening
. ' before.
R. B. HOOD, Proprietor.
Qai?dy :-: paetory,
; W. S. CRAM, Proprietor.
(Successor to Cram & Corson.)
, ' Manufacturer of the finest French and
Home Made - - ;
"East of Portland.
Tropical Fruits, Nats, Cigars arid JTobacco.
Can furnish any of these goods at Wholesala
. ",-Im Kery Style."' ';. k ;
104 Second Street, The Dalles, Or.
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.
ler M Tailor
We are NOW OPENING a full line of
Black ani Colored Henrietta (Ms, Sateens, Buutkuns ani Calico,
; ;Z h'-and a large stock of Plain, Embroidered and Plaided
5 Swiss and Nansooks
. ... fn-Black and White, for Indies' and Misses', wear.' '
-ALSO A FULL
JHeiVs and Boy's Spring and Sammer Clothing, fleekmear and Hosiery
Ovoxr Slxix-tesv TTuderweAr, Eto.
A Splendid Line of Felt and Straw Hats.
' x .. :
We alflo paII vnnr attention ti) nur lin ni Tiaa' ,1 f. -i j . , .
., ,7 ------------ -
the big line of Men's and Boy's Boots and
Next Door to The Dalles National Bank.
NEW FIRM !
V STAPLE V AND
banned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of tie City.
Masonic Block, Corner Third and Court Streets. The Dalles, Oregon.
The Dalles JVIereantile Co.,
Successors to BROOKS
Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, Etc.
390 and 394
Remember we deliver all purchases
I. C. NIC
BOOKS. vJZzg A Organs, Pianos,
Stationery. V DicrioMAiar Watches, tfeaielFy.
Cor. of .TM ailfasliiiiEton Sts, The' Dalles Oregon,
Has Opened a
- ' - . ., - . i , . .' !, .,
In Connection With his Fruit Stand
and Will Serve i
Hot Coffee, Ham Sandwich, Pigs' Feet,
and Fresh Oysters.
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. N. THORNBURY,- T. A. HUDSON,
Late Rec. U. 8. Land Office. ---Notary-Public.
ROOMS and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDING,
PostofBce Box 388,
THE DALLES, OR.
And all other Business in toe U. S. Land Office
Promptly Attended to.
We have ordered "Blanks for Filings,
Entries and the purehaee 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.
Thornburv & Hudson.
H. Glenn has removed his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
uu vtiumren s -onoes ana x
Shoes and Slippers, and plentv of other
NEW STOP-R f
V FANCY V
& BEERS, Dealers in
Hay, Grain and Feed.
K ELSE N,
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Heal Estate and
Abstracts of. and Information Concern
ing Land Titles on Short Notice.''-
Land for Sale and Houses to Rent
Parties Looking for Homes ia ?
COUNTRY OR CITY,
OR IN SEARCH OF
Should Call on or Write to us.
Agents for a Full Line of
Leaiinjr Fire tarancs Compaq
And Will Write Insurance for .
on all . .. ,
Correspondence Solicited. '- All Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or
- Address, - -:
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Opera House Block, : The Dalles, Or.
We will pay the above reward for any case ot
Liver Cothplaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, la
digestion, Constipation or Coetiveness we cannot
cure with West's Vegetable Liver Pilla, when the
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegetable, and never fail to give satisf ac
tion. Sugar Coated. Large boxes containing 30
Pills, 25 cents. Beware of nnnnterfeits and imi
tations, -ine genuine manufactured only Dj
only Dy i
n.T.Txrrna r '
-- BI.AKEI.Kir A VtUJGHTON.
175 Second HU . Ve Iajlles, Or.
. DISSOLUTION JNOTICE.
THE PARTNERSHIP OF BILLS 4 WHYER8
1s this dav diannlvl hv mutual consent.
The business will in the future be conducted by
N. B. Whyers who will pay and collect all part
nership debts. O. C. Bills.
Dated April 14th, 1891. B. Whyers.