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The Dalles Oailjf Chroniele.
Entered at the Postofflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
8 second-class matter.
Jovernoi 6. Pennoyer
Secretary of State G. W. McBride
Treasurer Phillip Metschan
Supt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
ngressmau . . B. Hermann
State Printer :". Frank Baker
' COUNTY OFFICIALS.
County Judge C. N. Thorntrory
Sheriff D. L. Cates
Clerk J. B. Crossen
Treasurer Geo. Ruch
Assessor John E. Barnett
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner .- William Michel
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
. Press Dispatches.
Etruscan remains show that dentistry
was practiced centuries before the christ
ian era, and Stanley's discovery of the
Semliki Valleo in Africa, with its sixty
two streams muring into it from a
mountain range 17,000 to 19,000 feet
high, was only a recovery of forgotten
knowledge, as an Arab geographer.
Schead Eddin, of the fourteenth century,
has left a beautiful and accurate descrip
tion of the same wonderful valley. We
are continually "discovering" that former
times were not so ignorant on a good
many matters as has been supposed.
The earth is a vast library in which each
nation has left its records, and there
will always be work for the antiquarian
and archaeologist who ie filled with the
laudable desire of reading its early vol
umes. The Philadelphia Time says: After
the McKinley bill went into effect the
importers of cigars who were 'loaded up'
increased the price from $2 to $8 a hun
dred, but even men of large means
toppped smoking Havana cigars alto
gether, and the consequence is that im
porters have come down from their- high
perch and some of the favorite brands
can now be had at nearly former prices.
. That is the proper way to bring all such
extortions to an end. The butchers and
packers would soon learn a lesson if mil
lions of people would let their meat hang
untouched on the hooks.
It is proposed to remove the desks
from the hall of the house of representa
tives at Washington. It is stated that
they take up an amount of room that is
badly needed for the comfort of the
members, and it is urged that, the house
being a deliberate body, writing letters
and reading newspapers should be done
elsewhere. But the desks have other
t uses than sitting at to write letters or
read newspapers. They are useful things
to pound on to emphasize the points of a
speech or to attract the eye of a speaker,
and to rest one's feet on during the long
and prosy oratory.
Pennsylvania reports over 200 sub
alliances with a membership of exceeding
100,000. The state is organizing fast ana
will soon be in the front rank. Wiscon-
-n and .West Virginia are also falling in
to line, the former with 230 and . the
latter with 440 sub-alliances. Kentucky
is showing up grandly. She already has
' an active membership of over 100,000,
divided among 2,400 sub-lodges. New
England is also getting ready to enter
the race. Truly the good work is spread
ing as upon the wings of a cyclone. Let
us stand firm, and victory and prosperity
will soon be ours. Alliance Advocate.
It is a point worth noting that the
English official returns show increased
emigration from that country to the
United States, and decreased emigration
to all the British colonies. If the new
tariff law is so terrible a thing for the
workingman and farmer, why do the
English persist in coming here, in place
of going to British soil?
Meetings are being held all over France,
asking the government to abolish the im
port duties on foreign grain, owing to
the very bad prospects for the French
harvest. We hope the French govern
ment will accept the suggestion. It
would largely increase our own exports
to that country. '
The majestic Columbia river received
its name from Captain Gray of the
American ship Columbia, . ninety-nine
years ago, oh the 11th of May 1792, when
lie discovered the river and sailed in over
the bar. It had been regarded up to
this time as only a bay.
A. J. Kruse, who was expelled from
the naval academy, has been appointed
to fill the vacancy caused by his expul
sion. He was dismissed because he re
fused to betray a friend, and returns
Twenty-five years ago Joe Pulitzer,
owner of the New . York World, was an
obscure reporter working for $25 a week.
Now he goes a pleasuring on a $63,000
steam yacht. Great is the power of the
press, if your paper has a successful
During the past week quite a number
of teams have passed through town from
the interior of the county, most of them
being after lumber. This speaks well,
for where there is so much lumber haul
ed into the country, building and othar
improvements are sure to follow.
God is not trusted much by people who
do qot believe His promises'.
W1XI. BUILD THE ROAD.
Stat of Oregon to Bnild the Cascades
Portage Road. .
- ' Portland Oregpnian.
' The United States attorney general
having decided against the expenditure
of the money of the nations- government
for the construction of a temporary
portage around the Cascades, the
state of Oregon has decided .to build.
At a meeting of the board of portage
commissioners appointed by the legisla
ture, at Salem yesterday, the conditions
imposed by the secretary of war were
accepted, and the clerk instructed to
notify Major Handbury, of the United
States engineer corps immediately and
to telegraph the action of the board to
Senator Dolpb at Washington. Gov
ernor Pennoyer, who is a member of the
board, returned from Salem yesterday,
and in an interview last night he said :
The board elected G. J. Farley, of The
Dalles, as superintendent of construction
and gave him instructions to begin work
at once. We have been so delayed with
red tape at Washington that the high
water may interfere with the work, but
barring such delay, we will have the
portage completed within three or
four months. We have hope of com
pleting the road within the $60,000 ap
propriated hy the legislature. We also
have to buHd wharf boats.
WHAT HASTENED ACTION.
In connection with the action of the
board, the following dispatch, received
from Washington last night, is interest
ing, as it explains the causes which
hastened the board to take the final
"Another bitch has arisen in regard
to the right of way for the portage road
at the Cascades. Major Handbury has
telegraphed to the chief of engineers
that the location proposed by him is the
only admissible one, and that governor
Pennoyer said it .would be satisfactory
to the state authorities. Major Hand
bury also telegraphed that only a three
foot gauge would be allowed, not know
ing whether that gauge was satisfactory
to the state board. Senator Dolph says
it was necessary to communicate with
the board before getting the approval of
the secretary of war of the location. In
the meantime the state treasurer tele
graphed to the treasury to know when
the application of the state for the right
of way would be acted upon. The ap
plication of the state is not for a right of
way, but appears to be in conformity
with the recommendation of Major
Handbury that the United States build
and own the portage road across the res
ervation and permit the state to use it,
which recommendation was rejected by
the opinion of the attorney general.
Nothing has been beard from secretary
of state McBride, of Oregon in answer
to his telegram of yesterday."
Senator Dolph telegraphed State.
Treasurer Metschan, fully explaining the
situation, and saying that if the location
and gauge are satisfactory and if the
state did not. desire the use of the gov
ernment tramway as a part of the .port
age road, but only for construction pur
poses, the plan of location might be
immediately approved. On account of
an indication that the state might be
required to make a new application,
stating what was decided by the board
and with a design of cutting off the cor
respondence and hastening -final action,
Senator Dolph. has advised Treasurer
Metschan that the board had better
telegraph the secretary immediately
stating with particular emphasis what
was desired in reference to the location,
gauge and rise of the tramway. The
senator says that . as soon as a definite
understanding is arrived at there is no
doubt that final action will be had, and
telegraphed to Major Handbury. The
latter's recommendation, although'
weighty, is not conclusive. S
TOO MUCH BED TAPE.
The gist of the dispatch from Washing
ton, published yesterday, in regard-; to
the portage railroad at the Cascades is
that Major Handbury is not to bellow
ed to build the road out of the appropri
ation for the locks, and the $8000 it will
cost must come out of the state appropri
ation. . To one acquainted with the cir
cumstances there seems no good reason
why Major Handbury should not be al
lowed to build the road, as it is needed in
the construction of the locks. The state
was to haul freight from the landings, it
would provide for use on the works free
of cost, and do other things which would
have amply repaid for the use it made of
the road. The hitch in the matter is the
outcome of the great capicity of the
Washington lawyer and politician in the
way of how not to do it.
Major Handbury's proposition to build
the road and allow the state the use of it
in return for certain services, was for
warded to the chief of engineers and was
approved by him. It was then sent to
the secretary of war for his approval.
He was absent and his representative
not thoroughly understanding the matter
and desiring to evade the responsibility,
referred it to the judge advocate-general,
who on general principles decided that
money appropriated for locks could not
be used to build a road which the state
might use. This not suiting the friends
of the proposition, it was referred to the
attorney-general, who 'sided with the
judge advocate-general, and that settles
The friends of the portage road at The
Dalles have not wanted Major Handbury
to build the road and are satisfied that
he would never do so nor permit it to be
done while it was in his power to pre
vent it. . We think he is largely or solely
responsible for the delay thus far and
that he will never make . any recom
mendation that will be acceptable and
satisfactory by which the road can be
built. The state wants a standard gauge
road, and a three-foot one will not be at
all satisfactory. In the first place a
gauge of that width would not be safe nor
could the cars which would run over that
gauge begin to handle the business that
would be brought to it. The state com
mission should insist on the building of
a standard gauge and we believe they
will do so. If a gauge of three feet is
needed for Major Handbury and the
use of the government, let an extralrail
be laid inside and the government's cars
can be run on that at no inconvenience
to . the state or the government's
engineer. Ed. Chronicle.
The Express says that, the Salvation
Army in East Portland are meeting with
great success, their hall being filled every
Wesale aid Mail Mm
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
Now is the time to paint your house
and if you wish to get the best quality
and a fine color use the
Sherwin, Williams Co.'s Paint.
For those wishing to see the quality
and color of the above paint we call their
attention to the residence of S. L. Brooks,
Judge Bennett, Smith French and. others
painted by Paul Kreft.
Snipes & Kinerslv are agents for the
above paint for The Dalles, Or.
Don't Forget the
EJIST EJID SJLOOJI,
MacDonalfl Bros., Props.
THE BEST OF
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
ALWAYS ON HAND.
(J. E. BiYAI(D (JO,,
Opepa House Bloek,3d St.
' Chas. Stubling,
New Vogt Block, Second St.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Liquor v Dealer,
MILWAUKEE BEER ON DRAUGHT.
Health is Wealth !
Dr. E. C. Wbstb Nerve anb Brain Treat
ment, a guaranteed specific for Hysteria, Dizzi
ness, Convulsions, Fits, Nervous Neuralgia,
Headache, Nervous Prostration caused by the use
of alcohol or tobacco. Wakefulness, Mental De
pression, Softening of the Brain, resulting in'in
sanity and leading to misery, decay and death,
Premature Old Age, Barrenness, Loss of Power
in either sex, Involuntary Losses and Spennat
orrhtBa caused by over exertion of the brain, self
abuse or over indulgence. Each box contains
one month's treatment. 91.00 a box, or six boxes
for 15.00, sent by mail prepaid on receipt of price.
WE GUARANTEE SIX BOXES '
To cure any case. With each order received by
us for six boxes, accompanied by 15.00, we will
send the purchaser our written guarantee to re
fund the money if the treatment does not effect
a cure. Guarantees issued only by ,
BLAKELET & HOUGHTON,
175 Second St. The Dalles, Or.
YOU NJflED BUT ASK
The 8. B. Headache and Liver Cure taken
according to directions will keep your Blood,
Liver and Kidneys in good order.
The 8. B. Cough Cms for Colds, Coughs
and Croup, in connection with the Headache
uure, is as near perieci as anyuung Known.
The 8. B. Alpha Pain Curb for internal and
external use, in Neuralgia. Toothache, Cramp
uouc ana i;noiera jnorDus, lb uuhurpasseu. I nev
are well liked wherever known. Manufactured
it Dufur, Oregon. For sale by all druggists
S. L. YOUNG,
rSuccenoor to K. BECK.,
SILVERWARE, :-: ETC.
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
W. E. GARRETSON..
SOLE AGENT FOR THE
All Watch Work. Warranted.
Jewelry Made to . Order.
13S Second St., The Dalles, Or.
Garpets ana Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSCHKE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
R. B. Hood,
Livery, Feed and Sale
Horses : Bought and , Sold on
Commission and Money
Advanced on . Horses
left . For Sale.
The Dalles and Goldendale 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 office the evening
R. B. HOOD, Proprietor.
W. S. CRAM, Proprietor.
(Successor to Cram & Corsoa.)
Manufacturer of the finest French and
f - Home Made .
O -A-ILT X X ZEU S
East of Portland.
Tropical Fruits, Nuts, Cigars and Tobacco.
Can furnish any of these goods at Wholesale
In Every Style.
104 Second Street, The Dalles, Or.
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System,
Used in catting garments, and a fit
guaranteed each tune. '
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
We are NOW.pPENING a full line.of 4
Black ai Colore! Henrietta Clotns, Sateens, Giikins ani Calico,
i nd a large stock of Plain,
: Swiss and
-in Black and White, for
-ALSO A FULL
IHen's and Boy's Spring and Sdmmep
1 A Splendid Line of Felt and Straw Hats.
We aim 1 vnnr jittpntlnn tr nnr linf nf T.aHiAa .1 m ,:i .1 , t 1 .
the big line of Men's and Boy's Boots and Shoes and Slippers, and plenty of other
(.TOTiTlfl TS rUX Oriltl a 4- tii stria - ail 1 4kn Hmna -
w C i JA KJ Dili v tUC tIIUCO
Next Door to The Dalles National Bank. N
- DEALERS IN-
v staple: and
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of t lie City.
Masonic Block, Corner Third and
The Dalles VIeteantile Co.,
Successors to BROOKS
Gents' Furnishing G-oods, Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, Etc.
Groceries, Provisions, Hay, Grain and Feed.
. r 390 and .394 Second Street
Remember we deliver all purchases without charge.
I. C. NICKELSEN,
TWTPPVATIAV A f
' Stationery, v rocrnoNAror Watches, Jemelry.
Cor. of Third and WasniMton Sts, The Dalles, Orepn.
Has Opened a
In Connection With his Fruit Stand
and W.ill Serve
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 a and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDING,
. , Foatoflloe Box 39$, . . ,
THE DALLES, OR.
And all other Business in the D. 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.
. Thornburv & Hudson.
H. Glenn has iemoved bis
office and.; the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
Embroidered and Plaided
Ladies' and Misses' wear.
Clothing, fleekmeap and Hosiery.
Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon.
& BEERS, Dealers in
3l: Y Oraans, Pianos,
11 L1JiJA1wI1.L3 I w
J. M. HUNTINGTON fe 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 in
COUNTRY OR CITY,
OR IN SEARCH OF
Should Call on or Write to us.
Agents for a Full Line of
Leadii Fire Insurance Companies,
And Will Write Insurance for
; on all, , ..: - :' :.
Correspondence Solicited. All Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or
J. M. HUNTINGTON & Cb.
Opera House Block, The Dalles, Or.
We will pay the above reward for any case of
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, la
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
cure with West's Vegetable Liver Pills, when the
directions are strictly complied with. They are
DUrelV veffptahlf. .nil npv fall t1 ffivfl satfsfanv
Hon. Sugar Coated. Large boxes containing art
x-iiis, zo cents. Beware 01 counieneiw aim-imitations.
The genuine manufactured only by
THE JOHN C. WF8T COMPANY, CHIGAGO,
.- BLAKELET A HOUGHTON,
175 Second St. Xbe UaUrn, Or.
v , , DISSOLUTION NOTICE.
THE PARTNERSHIP OF BILLS A WHYER8
is this day dissolved by mutual consent
The business will in the future be conducted by
N. B. Whyers who will pay and collect all part
nership debts. G. C. Bill.
Dated April Hth, li91. B. Whybb