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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
THE DALLES - - - ,- . - . OREGON.
Entered at the Pontofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
' STATE OFFICrALS.
Govi-mor s. Fennuver
Secretary of State O..W. McBrlde
Treasurer Phillip Metschan
ttupt. of Public IiiHtniction E. B. McElrov
enators N. Dol,.h -
(J. H. Mitchell
Congressman B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
County Judge. ,..:..C. N. Thornbory
8henff..: D. L. Cates
teTk J. B. Crodnen
Treasurer Geo. Ruch
Coinmisnloners )H' A; Leven?J
Awtessor John E. Harnett
Surveyor E. . Sharp
uiierintendcnt of Public Schools. . . Troy Bheller
Coroner. William Miehell
The Chronicle is the Onlj Paper in
The Dalles that .Receives the Associated
If the reciprocity scheme authorized
by the last congress should ever orodnce
half the results which its admirers ex
pect it to do the commercial industrial
and shipping interests of ' the United
States will receive a stimulus such as
they have not known for many a year.
"Already," we are inforlned, "the great
manufacturers and merchants in New
York, Chicago, Boston and other large
cities are sending trusted agents to
-South and Central America with in
struction to examine the fields which
are to furnish Uncle Sam with new
jnarkets and to bring back the "fullest
iwssible information regarding the wants
-of our southern neighbors." As soon as
these wants are fully known measurers
will be at once taken .to supply them,
and Postmaster-General Wannumaker
is preparing plans for securing the ser
. . : c i : . c e . . .
v i ui lines tn mm steamers as soon as
they are needed for the anticipated trade;
manufacturers and shippers will soon
issue illustrated catalogues of the goods
they have to sell printed in Spanish, the
prevailing language of the southern con
tinent. With the enterprise peculiar to
the Yankee genius arrangements are
being made to advertise in the local
southern press and recommendations
are already offered to the effect that the
study of Spanish shall Iks adopted in all
the commercial schools in the United
States. . The benefits to be derived from
an exchange of products with the south
ern republics will be pretty evenly bal
anced. They have much to sell us that
does not come into com petition with the
products of the United States, and these
will be admitted into : our ports duty
free. On the other band . we ' produce
many things that South America needs
und these will be admitted into southern
ports either . free or at such a tariff re
duction below that on similar products
of other nations that the United States
will have a practical monopoly. -. A
country in which hog meats sell at from
-50 to 75 cents a pound, butter at a dollar
a cake, and wheaten bread at 50 cents
for a baker's loaf should not be a bad
market, to send our farm . products to.
A country that has no farm implements,
-and scarcely . any manufactures, that, it
does not iu)jort. should, under the reci
procity provisions, afford a fine market
for our machinery and manufactures.
We should be much disappointed if this
"reciprocity scheme does not prove' to be
the most profitable piece of legislation
-this country has received for manv vears.
The assessed value of all ' taxable
property in Wasco county is in round
numbers $2,500,000. Something like a
. million and a half of this sum repre
sents real property. The remaining
niillon is personal property. - It requires,
let us say, $62,500 a year to run the
county or twenty-five mills on every
dollar of its assessable property. Now
if the single tax system would reduce
4 he taxes on the farmers and land-holders
will' some single tax theorist explain
how the thing can be done? To an
ordinary mortal it would appear that if
the amount required to run the county
. is to be levied off real property only the
levy must be raised from' 25 mills to
over 41 ,' j' mills: In other words every
hundred dollars' worth of land that now
pays a tax of two and a half dollars,
would, under the singly tax system, pay
..over . f 4.16. The millionaire whose f
wealth is all in money, may pay little
now but he would pay nothing then at
all, and as taxes are a necessary evil the
poor man's farm or residence lot" would
help to make up the deficiency. Will
some advocate of the single tax theory
tell us how a $62,500 tax can be raised
off $1 ,500,000 worth of real estate with a
smaller lew than 25 mills, when it
takes'25 mills of every dollar of two and
half millions of both kinds of property
to raise that amount? When this dene
the Chronicle will become an advocate
of the theory.
Secretary Tracy is deserving of great
honor for the effort he is 'making to re
form the navy yard abuses and take
those government institutions out of
"practical politics." The manipulation of
the navy yards in the interest of the rul
ing political party has always been scan
dalous, and the effort of this republican
secretary to put a stop to this, abuse, in
the face of strong -opposition from the
spoilsman -of his party, is deserving of
all honor, and there is no true democrat
who does not wish him success in his
The state penitentiary now contains
360 prisoners a larger number than
those walls ever before , protected. The
colored, convict who was thought to be
afflicted with leprosy is recovering nicely.
He is feeling well and the holes in his
body are healing over. . His appetite is
good and his chances for recovery are
bright. It seems not to have been lep
rosy from which he was suffering.
A 'Wonderful Echo.
, Courier Du Midi.
At a watering-place in the . Pyrenees
the conversation at the table turned . up
on a wonderful echo to be heard some
distance off on the Franco-Spanish fron
tier. "It is astonishing," exclaimed an in
habitant of the Garonne. "As . soon as
you have spoken you hear distinctly the
voice leap from rock to rock, from prec
ipice, and as soou as it had passed the
frontier the echo assumes the Spanish
Baby is sick. The woeful expression
of a Des Moines teamster's countenance
showed his deep anxiety was not entire-
lv Wir.linilt. fflnap i-Vinn ha inin! fa,! nf a
druggist of t he 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 familv,
if not the idol of his life was -in distress.
"We give our baby Chamlerlain's Cough
Remedy," was the druggist's answer.
"I don't like to give the baby snch 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. 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 danger in giving it even to a
baby. For sale by Snipes & Kinersly.
A girl in Kentucky has recovered $500
damages from a steamboat company for
naming a boat after her without asking
i?r permission, anu iney must re-name
the boat. She took offense at a marine
item stating that "Kittle Marshall, hav
ing been thoroughly scrubbed, painted,,
and refitted with canopied stern and.
new boilers, will hereafter serve as, a
mail carrier and uoke her nrettv ticrp
into the river business for all she's
The well bred, well read American
lady, be she girl or woman, needs only
the protection which her own refinement
and common sense provide from the
men of her nation, and needs the inter
vention of no chaperon to insure re
spectful demeanor. In fact, the charier-
one is considered by many cultured peo
ple an insult to the true womanhood of
the American girl and to the honor of
her fellow men.
In men's fashions this vear black che
viots will be much worn, "with line wors-
teas running a close race for popularitv.
For overcoats the Mrevailinir chnira "ia
light kerseys and fancy vests in silk and
cotton are more desired, than : ever.: ,As
a general thing narrow-waled aiagonals
have quite superseeded the wide-waled
goods, which had sueh a ran two seasons
ago, and patterns will be quieter and
less marked than, heretofore. Striped
pants are the proper thing for summer
Whea Napoleon was approached bv
the clever JVlm. de Stael, and asked
who was the most admirable woman ex
istant he promptly, replied, "She who is
mother of the most ehildren." The
Prince of. Wales was- asked a similar
question not long since-, and with .equal
promptness answered, "My sister, the
Empress Frederick."' Wales mav hold
Malthusian ideas or not, bat he certainlv
believes in keeping all the glorv in his
The editor of a weekly paper in Kan
sas has been shot at twice, assaulted
three times and had the windows of his
office smashed in three times within the
space of four months, because he de
clared that the mayor ought to be im
peached for drunkenness.
The much reviled hay-seed has become
an object of admiration with the politic
ians. Verily, the "world do move."
Would it be proper to speak of a the
atrical prompter as a vehicle because- he
is a stage coach?
124 UNION ST., THE DALLES, OR.
Keeps on hand a full line of
MEN'S AND , YOUTHS'
Ready Made Clothing.
Pants and Suits -
MADE TO ORDER
. On Reasonable Terms.
Call and see my Goods before
FRED DREOtt & CO.
' . Have flitted up a first-class
- : AND :
At 102 Second Street; next door to
Freeman's Boot and Shoe store.
HOT and COLD BATHS.
None but the beet' artists employed.
Do Not Forget the Place. -
WILL BE PAID FOR ANY INFORMATION
; leading to the conviction of parties cutting
the Topes or in any way interfering with the
wires, poles lampe of Thi Electric Lioht
Co. . , H. GLENN'.
' Housing Work Peoule.
At the twenty-fourth -annual general
meeting or tne Artn nariV Laborers h1
General Dwellings t company' -(limited)
tne report snowed . that the income for
the year 1890 amounted to 'more-: than
130.000, the net revenue beings 85,000.
ont or wnicn dividends amounting: to
54,604 had been paid. The Increase of
capital daring the year had been 110,
100. with premiums amounting to 14,
407; the total amount paid upt to Dec.' 81
was 1,757,500, the authorized capital
being 2,000,000 in ordinary shares and
750.000 in preference shares, 4$ per cent.
The ; revenue and capital reserves now
amount to 83,149. . . .
The completed estates of the company
in London are Shaftesbury park, S. W.,
and Queen's park, ; W., comprising near
ly 3,500 separate houses. - At Noel park,
N., at the close of the year 1,238 houses
had been built, nearly all being let and
occupied. This estate when completed
will comprise 2.300 houses.. ,An estate
of sixty-six acres had been acquired at
Streatham, and would be developed in
the same manner as the other suburban
parks of the company.
Block buildings have teen erected rn
Lesson grove. Shepherd' place, Groe
venor square, Carpenter street. Berke
ley square, Coldbath sqnare, Rosebery
avenue, Seymour place. East street,
Marylebone and Rosoman street. . Nine
hundred and fifty-two tenements, com
prising 2.278 rooms, had been let as soon
as they were ready for occupation.
Other block buildings are in progress at
East street, Marylebone, Shepherd's
place, Qrosvenor square and Koeoman
street and Skinners street, Clerkenwell.
The company would, when work now
in hand was completed, provide accom
modation for some 70,000 persons.- The
houses and' tenements were fully let, and
the loss from arrears was exceedingly
small. Mr. Fan-ant, deputy chairman,
gave a full detailed statement as to the !
progress of the various properties of the
company completed and in course of de
velopment, and referred to the apprecia
tion of the buiidings-shown by the occw
piers and the eare taken, to select the
most snitable tenants. .After replying to
questions put by shareholders the report
and accounts were adopted and a divi
dend of 5 per cent, declared. London
Armatroas; and: Booth.
Dr. ArmstoTiF. w.hrk in A tlunlo .
few days ago of apoplexy, led a peculiar--
ly romantic careen' f or. year, be rnr-.-H
msnea newspaper - correspondents -witht
material for wild stories v. and numerous
effjorts were made to-prove that he was
identical with J. Wilkes-Booth, who as
sassinated Abraham. Lincoln. James H.
Payson. of Sidney, OX,, who is in this city
at) present, knew bimv intimately in -for- j
mer days, and in referring to the matter !
said:' ' ' ' , 'j
Dr. Armstrong spent several years in .j
jsyaaey as a united rrssDyterian preach
er,, and was noted for- his. eloquence and
fori the . theatrical, methods- which be
employed in the pulpits. Daring the war
he- mysteriously disappeared, but came
to 'Che- front a few years later as an Epis
He continued in ' the- latter -capacity
until made the subject, of two assaults
by persons' who believed! him to be J.
Wilkes Booth. He then went to Cincin
nati, where he achieved' through the
newspapers an unenviable notoriety. For
tem years nothing ha been heard from
him by his old 'associates. ' There ia no
doubt that he bore a remarkable resem
blance to the assassin oft Lincoln. . He
limped with his right leg and wore long,-
Dlaeu bair. which those who suspected
him claimed was utilized to conceal a
scar resulting froima wound inflicted by I
Bbston Corbett, who claimed to have r
Boot Booth. San Francisco Call.
KeclesisstiMl Whnl Vielda.
Some months ago Presiding Elder P.
A. Burdick called a meeting of all the
Metbodist pastors ' of t&e Aberdeen dis
trict in South. Dakota, and put beforw
them the plan. f sowing- acres of wheat!
for the liquidation of the church debtSw
The pastors took to the idea, and after
talk with their people-found the farmess
would furnish, the land and do the -work
if the church would furnish the. seed.
The general societies :of the chuach,
which have- their headquarters in the
east, then took hold of the in rand
shortly . announced that the money for
the seed should be- forthcoming.
The Rev. Mr. Burdick said: "We-hope
to have at least forty acres of wheat on
every charge in the Aberdeen district,
and on some as many as sixty.. As a
matter of fact the church at Bath has
already started the ball .rolling .with
sixty acres. . The income from this source
will be applied altogether .toward the
payment of church debts, and 1 confi
dently expect to see several cleared away
before another winter." Cor. Minneap
olis Journal. '.
. Helping Electric Cars Uphill. .
. At Seattle there is about to be put into
operation . a novel method of running
electric cars . up steep grades. ' The
electric - railway ' there ' has a ' vdry
steep grade about 800 feet long; and
it has . been ' found- that . the motors
on the cars are inadequate to sur
mount the hill!, To correct the difficulty
a small conduit about two feet square, ia
constructed, and in 'this is to ran a small
car as a counter balance. T"vo ropes
will be attached to the counter balance
car at the top. When an. ordinary car
is attached to. the rope ,; the counterbal
ance car runB down the' hill, but when
the car reaches the top of the hill it runs
down on the other side, and aided by .the J
motor, 1 1. puns . up tne counter .. Daiance
car which is now ready to take up an
other car. Boston Transcript.
' Bufraloea for Engla-nd.
, . The proprietors of Buffalo park have
received a cable from London ordering
three pair of young buffaloes to be sent
to England. Sir Joseph Naylord is the
purchaser, and he has been correspond
ing for a long time to get these animals.
The six buffaloes are sold at five hundred
dollars each, the purchaser to pay .-the
expense of crating and all other expenses
connected with their shipment. Cor
S. L. YOUNG,
(Sacecnorto E. BECK.i
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Balles, Or.
W. E. GARRETSON, .
SOLE AG-TENT FOB THE
All Watch Work; Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Smnl St. T1m ltalles. Or..
garpets and Fiimitiire,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
Audi be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
R. B.: HodD,
Livery, Fed and Sale
Horses Bought and Sold on
Commission and Jlftmey
Advanced on Horses
left For Sale
This Dalles and Goldendalft Stage Line.
Stage Leaves The Dalles everv morning
at 7:30 and Goldeitdale at 7": 30. -All
freight must be left at R. B.
Hood's office the evening '
R. B. HOOD, Proprietor.
W. S. CRAM, Proprietor.
(Successor tipram & Corson.)
Manufacturer oi the finest French and
' " i Home Made . t
O IA; irr. ID IE IE S,
East of Portland. .
Tropical Frails, Nuts, Cigars and Tobacco.
Can furnish any of these goods at Wholesale
OrFfESH -f OYSTE
In Every Style. .,.-'.
'104 Second Street, The Dalles, Or.
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System, .
- TJeed in cutting' garments, and a fit
guaranteed each time.
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
We are NOW OPENINfi full ilno nf
Black ani Colore! Henrietta Cloths, Sateens, Ginghams and Calico.
- y! -M:'K,?.t?g?LPf Plain.
in Black and White, for
llen's and Boy's Spring and Sammer Clothing, Neekaieap. and Hosierv
" '- "- i ' .... , '
A Splendid Line of Felt and Straw 3Hats.
i. e,lso U your attention to our line of Ladies' and Children's Shoes and to
aas-"- d s"--. sussing
--'Next. Door-to The Dalles National Bank.
NEW FIRM! NEW STOKE'
loscoe 8t Gibons,
v staple;: AND
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of t lie City.
Masonic Bfock, Corner Third and Court Streets. The Dalles, Oregon.
The Dalles JVteneantile Co.,
Successors to- BROOKS
Gents' Furnishing: G -
H A R D
390 and 394
Rttmember .we dteiiver ail purchases
I. C- N I C
StatlonBry, DicTiotturay Watehes, JemefrJ.
t. :i VCor.,of Ttirt ant WasMoL
Has Opened a
In Connection With, his Fruit Stand
and Will Serve
Hot Coffee, Ham Sandwich Pigs' Feel;
and Fresh; Oysters.
OoBivenient to the I'assenger
Depot. ' r
On Second St., near corner of Madison.
Branch Bakery, ' California
Orange Cider, and the
Best Apple Cider.
If you want a good lunch, give ne a call.
Open all Night
C. N. THORNBURY, T. A. HUDSON,
Late Rec. U. S. Land Office. . Notary Public.
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE -BUILDING,
PoBtofflce Box 385, ,
THE DALLES, OR.
And all other Business in the U. 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.
H. Glenn has removed hia
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
.Washington St. -
Embroidered and Claided , .
Ladies' anct Misses' wear.
FULL LINE OF
V FANCY V
& ftEERS, Dealers li
oodsv Boots and Shoes, i
Hay,. Grain and Feed.
Organs, Ranos, .
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Abstracts of. and Information Concern
ing Land Titles on Short Notice.
Land for Sale aad Houses to Renj
Parties Looking for Homes in
COUNTRY OR CITY,
OR IN SEARCH OF
Should Call on or Write to us. f
Agents for a Full Line of
Fire tarance Coinpaiiie
on all m
Correspondence .Solicited; . All .Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO,
Opera House Block, The Dalles, Or
We will Day the above revaA) fnratiiA.uJ
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, IrJ
digestion. Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
cure wku Treats vugeiaDie uver nils, when th
directions we strlotlv eomnlind with Thm
purely vegetable, and never fall to give satisfarf
. ...... llhuj. ucnaicviwuuienuta ana i m
tations. -The genuine manufactiirml nnW v,
THE JOHN C. WF8T COMPANY, CHIGAGci
BLAKELKT HOUOHTOM, -
- Prescription- Drnarcists.
175 Second St. The Dalles,
THE PARTNERSHIP OP BILLS & WHYERi
isthisdav dlftHolvml riv mntuu ;
The business will in the future be conducted bf
n. o. iToyeuwuo wiu pay ana collect all par
nership debts. ' g. C. Bills.