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    The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon,
w second-class mutter.
Secretary of State.
8uit- of Public InHtruction
State Printer.....
. . . . ..8. Pennover
G. W. McBrlde
..Phillip MctHchan
E. B. MeElroy
IJ. N. Dolph
I J. H. Mitchell
R. Hermann
Frank Baker
County Judge. C. N. Thornbury
8heriff. D. L Cates
Clerk J. B. Croasen
Treasurer . Geo. Ruch
Commissioners. .... . . . ... gkneafd
Assessor John E. Baruett
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner . William Michell
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
Press Dispatches.
Among the thousand mercies for which
the devout citizen of the Inland Empire
daily bends the suppliant knee there is
one that should never be forgotten,
namely the fact that the great man who
bosses the obstruction of the government
works at the Cascades has consented to
allow the people to have three feet of
ground across the government land
whereupon to build a portage road. The
stupendous generosity displayed in such
an act ought to place Major Handbury
, as high in the temple of fame as the top
most pinacle of the gallows of Hamah
the Agagite. Three feet of ground will
give ample space for a train of wheelbar
rows to transport our produce aftoss
the portage, one sack of wheat at a
time,, if the wheelbarrow propellers
are not too fat. Wheeel barrows are
infinitely superior to bicycles for
transporting heavy produce and
cheaper too. What a mercy that the
Major did not confine us to a bicycle
track. It may be difficult to put big fat
steers into cars accomodated to a three
. foot track but it would be more difficult
( ' : to get them on a bicyole. .. .
. After all he is a., peculiar man, this
same Maior. That he is owned hodv
... and soul by the railroad companies whose
traffic is threatened by an open river, is
the firm belief of thousands. If his
every action is not made in the interests
' of the railroads they, have this result,
which is just the. same thing, as far- as
the interests of the people are concerned.
He has pulled the wool over the eyes of
the governor and the result is a delay of
three months in the construction of the
road while the river has risen to such . a
height that the building of tramways
and inclines will be attended with ad
ditional difficulty and expense, and
very hour of Uslay is money in the
pocket of the Union . Pacific,. He
-pulled the wool over the eves of the legis
lative committee by pretending that he
was in favor of a standard gauge road
being built at the government exoenae
' and when the usual amount of red tape,
with its months of delay had been reeled
off he informed the department at Wash
ington that a three foot road was all that
couia be allowed and the portage com
mission were foolish, enough to accent.
A three foot road is simply next to' 110
. roaa at all. m When the portage at The
Dalles is opened it won't be worth a
bean towards handling the traffic that
will naturally ensue. But it will suit
the Union Pacific well enongh. The
track on the Washington side of the
river at the Cascades is three feet and
a half and this is as narrow as any road
ought to le. A standard gauge, it
is well known, is four feet eight inches
and a half. The people ought to demand
a track wide enough to , meet their re
quirements. It is not yet to late.
Major Handbury ought to be taught
that he is the servant of the people and
not their master. The damning outrage
of a paid servant of the people frustra
ting every effort to obtain deliverance
from the worst railroad oppression that
t ever cursed any community should be
rebuked, and we shall deserve that our
chains be rivited more closely if we do
not rise up in our righteous indignation
and do it. i
The experiment of the Oregon Im
provement company in importing 600
negroes to take the place of white men
in their coal mines at Franklin will be
watched with very great interest. It is
a decided improvement on the system
.everywhere in vogue of importing herds
of ignorant foreigners to take the place
of American laborers. The contract and
scale of wages which the company agrees
to pay to the negroes seem reasonably
fair and are certainly higher than any
thing they can obtain in the south. ' If
it be true, as the representatives of the
company say, that the men thrown out
of employment could have easily earned
$7 per day by working eight hours, no
. reasonable men can blame the company
for refusing to submit to the demands of
"parasites whose importance and source
of living is drawn from the distresses of
the laboring classes they propose to
; control." It is the curse of labor that it
. is too often controlled by a class of pro-
fessional agitators who fatten on strikes
and disturbances which leave their vic
. tims in a worse plight than they were
. before'. Unreasonable demands are in
... the end worse than submission to con--ceived
wrongs.- If labor has its rights
.. so has capital and after, all, the generous
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treatment .of labor, beyond the recom
pense fixed by the inflexible law of sup
ply and demand, is largely a question of
morals. If the Oregon Improvement
company were justified in refusing to
accede to the demands of their employes
they are to be commended for not im
porting an army of foreign paupers to
snpply the places of those discharged.
The negro belongs here, in fact we
brought him here w ithout his consent.
Every principle of humanity and justice
demands that he receive fair treatment.
Ho has a thousand claims on our gener
osity and any movement otherwise right
eous in itself that gives him a show to
earn an honorable subsistence should re
ceive our heartv commendation.
A Republican Estimate.
St. Paul Globe.
A prominent Pennsylvania congress
man recently expressed himself rather
plainly, as follows :
"Take Blaine away and what would
remain ? The president on the rear plat
form of a Pennsylvania railroad train
bowing and scraping to Blaine's friends
in the west ; John W. Noble squabbling
with his subordinates in his department ;
Charles Foster and Leech trying to make
a couple of million dollars appear where
they are not, and John Wauamaker mon
keying with a proposition to establish
"a government telegraph in order to force
Jay Gould and the Western Union peo
ple to give him special rates for the
transaction of his private business; lit
tle Mr. Miller trying to appear as big as
one of the clerks of the department of
justice, and Jerry Rusk keeping awake
nights expecting invitations to some
kind of a picnic or another. I am aware
that it is very unpleasant for me as a
republican to talk in this way about the
administration, but it is truth and com
mon sense. Take Blaine out of the ad
ministration, and it would be the laugh
ing stock of the American people."
i , After the Microbe.
Salem Capitol Journal.
Since Col. Varney's great exploits in
bringing the guns of the horticultural
board to bear on the fierce and untama
ble wooly aphis, there has been no
achievement equal to State Food ' Com
missioner Baker getting a bead on the
Microbe Killer. The Microbe Killer has
been plying his peaceful avocation in
Salem and slaying countless millions of
these diabolical beings, when this ruth
less official at Portland comes out with
an analysis of this microbe water, that
will upset the. plans of all the people
who have been dealing vigorously with
this .fierce animal,. . -
Prof. Baker's analysis shows ' up that
this patent medicine, which is aimed at
microbes, great and small, is nothing
but rainwater put up in stone jugs, with
about half a cent's worth of muriatic
acid in each jug, and the whole analysis
is published in such a way as to rather
encourage the microbe in his deadly
career. It officially pats the microbe on
the back and tells him to go ahead ' with
his nefarious business, and not care
Radam for this patent medicine prepa
ration.: This will cause great rejoicing in the
camp of the microbes, who have been
unusually thick in this vicinity,' suppos
ing by some to have invaded even the
brain of the high officials and making
tnem act in a curious manner in their
family relations. The only Temedy to
check these mischevious brutes that
have been undermining our whole social
system is now declared to be a humbug
and wf may look for a great increase of
these pests of our best society.
In Society.
"Mother!" exclaimed Edith, "what
in the world did you invite that horrid
Mrs. Brown to our party for?"
"Why, Edith, Mrs. Brown goes into
the best of society. I'am astonished
that you should want to leave her off our
Edith "Well, I don't care; she can't
come, for she told me only day before
yesterday that they were going to Wash
ington for a fortnight." ,
Mother "And don't you suppose I
knew that, Edith? Why, you silly girl,
that's the very reason why I invited
her." . -
Important to Settlers.
Copp's Land Owner, from decision of
Assistant Secretary Chandler to Com
missioner Carter, April 2, 1891, says :
"Where $2.60 an acre was paid for land
within the withdrawn limits of the N. P.
railroad land grant wherin the land in
question is located was forfeited, the pay
ment oi ti.zocan not ne recovered by the
purchaser." ,
In order that re-payment may be made.
a SDecial actof congress will be necessary
J. P. Lucai is urging our senators and
representative to secure this relief for the
George Misfortune has its recompen
ses. Ethel How do you make that out?
George The homely girl can eat onions.
Hare flitted npa first-class '
Barber Shop
: AND: . .
Bath Rooms
At 102 Second Street, next door to
Freeman's Boot and Shoe store.
None but the best artists employed.
Do Not Forget the Place.-
Steam Ferry.
t) A TJT II ltf C 8 now running a steam
ly. V. EM HJ Ferry between Hood
River and White Salmon. Charges
reasonable, R. O. Evans, Prop.
dersigned are requested to pay the amount
of their respective accounts or otherwise make
satisfactory settlement of the same, before June
1st, 1891, and all persons having claims against
us are requested to present them on or before
the above date. .
Vogt Block, Second Street, The Dalles, Or.
."Odd Tom."
1 Old Tom Wei t hud a habit of doing
queer and unexpected things, and thus
came to be known throughout the region
in which he lived as "Odd Tom." Some
times his oddity appeared in soma pecu
liarity of dress, as when he .wore his coat
wrong side out, because, as he said, he
had "got tired of the looks of the right
side," One day Tom went to- his next
neighbor, Zebah Green, to hire his horn
for the day. ' .
"What d'ye want 'im for?" was Zebah'e
"Oh, jest to go down to the village to
do some marketin'," was the answer.
"P'raps I might go on afterward as f nr
as Job Stone's, n' look at his oxen."
"Wal, I don't want ye to have 'im,"
replied Zebah, referring' to the horse,
"but ye may, jest ter 'commodate ye, if
ye won't go no fu'ther'n' jest to the vil
lage y know that's 'most ten mile;"
"Why, of not," said Tom, "not
. onless you're willin'."
"Wal, then, tako'im, but don't ye
drive him no fu'ther'n the village, or Til
never let ye have him agin'."
So Tom harnessed the old horse and
started for market. As he passed Ze
bah's house on his way he heard, faintly
wafted from his neighbor, who stood in
the barn door, "Be sure ye don't go no
fu'ther'n jest to the villager
Toward night Tom was' seen,, laden
with bundles, coming slowly up the
road from the village on foot. Out
rushed Zebah, open mouthed.
"What ye done with old 3111?" he cried!
"Wal," answered Tom, with the ut
most coolness, "ye seemed so all-fired
scairt for fear I'd drive him further'n
jest to the village that I didn't dare drive
him home agin, 'n' so I left him there,
under the store shed." Youth's Com
panion. -
Clerks Under Surveillance.
"Do you see that man on the other
side of the street?" said a friend who is
employed in ' a downtown bank, while
we were walking leisurely np Broadway
one evening last week.
I glanced at the man to whom my
friend referred. "He's a detective," he
con tinned, "and he is following us or
rather me. You seem surprised, bnt it
is a fact that every bank in this city hae
one or two and sometimes three private
detectives whose sole' duty is to keep
track of the doings of employes. It
seems to be my turn to be followed now,
as this man has been dogging me since
yesterday. The watch will continue for
Several days longer, and after reporting
to the bank he will be assigned to follow
Borne one else.
"Not long ago one of our expert book
keepers sent word to the bank that he
was ill and could not come to the office,
but the same day his resignation was re
quested. The fact is, he had spent the
night before in dissipation; and the bank,
having been informed of this by its de
tective, bis dismissal followed.
' , "Being dogged about like a criminal is
not pleasant. But what can we dV
When protestations are made against it
the bank officials assure us that , we are
mistaken', that they do not hire men to
watch us. ' Of course you can't expect
them to 'admit it, but every bank clerk
can tell yon that such is the case." New
York Herald.' v
The Very First American Railway.
The first railroad built in the United
States was three miles in length, extend
ing from the granite quarries at Quincv.
Mass., to the Neponsett river. It was
commenced in 1826 and finished in 1827.
The gauge was five feet. The rails were
pine, a foot thick, covered with hard
oak, which was in turn strapped with
iron. In January, 1827, a short coal
road was completed from "the mines to
Mauch Chunk, Pa. - The rails on this
road were also of timber, with flat iron
bars. The first locomotive for use on a
railroad was invented by Richard Previ
teck in 1804, and first tried in Wales.
George Stephenson built the first
really successful locomotive in 1814, and
tested it upon the Killingwood road in
the north of England. The first loco
motive for actual service constructed in
America was E. L Miller's "Best
Friend," built for the South Carolina
Railroad company in 1830. Peter Cooper
built a little experimental locomotive
early in 1830, before the "Best Friend"
was completed. St. Louis Republic.
Thanked Instead of Reprimanding- Him.
Sir Robert Wright, appointed to the
seat on the bench of the high court of
justice left vacant by the death of Baron
Hnddleston, on one occasion, while at
Oxford, was summoned before the Dean
of Balliol for the purpose of being cen
sured. The dean was exceedingly care
ful of his dignity, as well as of his per
sonal appearance. Wright looked the
dean well np and down while the latter
was delivering his lecture, and finally in
terrupted him, in the middle of one of
bis most telling" periods, by remarking
confidentially,' "I know you will excuse
me, sir, bnt I think yon cannot be aware
that your, 'waistcoat is unbuttoned."
Completely nonplused, the dean was only
able to stammer out: "Oh, thank yon,
Mr. Wright. So very kind of yon, I am
sure. Good morning, good morning!"
San Francisco Argonaut.
Why Cowls Welcome Fair Weather
The deprivation of light, which affects
all animals so much, is particularly de
pressing to lirds; and this may be a rea
son for their unwillingness to. move in'
the frost fog. Naturally they are thel
nrst to welcome its departure. As' the
mist lifts from a Scotch hillside the cock
begins to crow, and in the English fields
the rooks caw, the' small birds twitter
and the cocks crow in the' barnyards.
These sounds are as certain to proclaim
the lifting of the fog as the "London
cries" to begin when the rain stops.
Spectator. ,
In a Cemetery.
. On one' of the tombstones yon 'see u
couple of hands clasped, and underneath
the following inscription: .
"Gustave T , I wait for thee! 1869."
"EulaliaT -, nee B , Here I am!
188." ''''
The disconsolate widow was in no
great hurry, evidently. H Messagero. '
mccMir to K. BECK.. - "5
Jewelry, Diamonds,
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Secor.:l St.. The Dalles, Or.
Leaflii Jeweler.
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St., The Vallee, Or.
Carpels anfl Funjiture,
And be Satisfied as to
R. B. Hood,
Livery, Feed and Sale
Horses Bought and Sold on
Comynission 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. .
Qapdy :-: paetory,
W. S. CRAM, Proprietor.
(Successor to Crain & Corson.)
v Manufacturer of the finest French and
Home Made
East of Portland.
Tropical Frails, Nats, Cigars and Tobacco.
Can famish any of these goods at Wholesale
or Rj"il .
' . In Every Style.
104 Second Street, The Dalles, Or.
John Pashek,
pieiGHaiit Tailor.
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System,
Used in cutting garments, . and a fit
guaranteed each time.
iRepairi ng and Cleaning
.'' Neatly and Quickly Done, . .. j
We are NOW OPENING a full line of
Blact and ColoM Henrietta Cloias, Sateens, GiBihaiiis "anil Calico,
and a large stock of Plain ; Embroidered and PI aided
: Swiss and
in Slack and White, for
IBen's and Boy's Spring and Sainmei?
A Splendid Line of Felt and Straw Hats.
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We also rail Vmir AttAntinn tsi rair lino rtf T.ast;a 1 s-li-tj, . n. .
i k; i5 riV . , , , , uu uunaren'8 onoes ana to
r A Tofe? s nd ?y 8. Boo ?d Shoes and Slippers, and plenty of other
Goods to be sold at prices to suit the times. ... -
Next Door to The Dalles National Bank.
Hoscoe 8t
. Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of the City.
Masonic Block, Corner Third and Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon.
The Dalles JVIereantile Co.,
Successors to BKOOKS'dc BEERS, Dealers In ..
Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Hats , and Caps, Etc. j
H A R D W A R Et
Groceries, Provisions,
390 and 394
Remember we deliver all purchases
Has Opened a
X-uuia,o2x Counter,
In Connection With his Fruit Stand
and Will Serve
fiof Coffee, Ham Sandwich, Piss' 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 you want a good lunch, give me a call.
Open all Night
The.Iiadies' Tailor
School of Dress Cutting
Mrs. Brown's Dressmatini Parlors,
0or. 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.
"In the dressmaking department I
keep only competent help.
Dress Cutting a Specialty.
Phil Willig,
Keeps on hand a full line of ,
Ready Made Clothing.
Pants and Suits
On Reasonable Terms.
Call and see my Goods before
Durchasing elsewhere.
H. Glenn has lemoved his
office and the office of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
Washington. St. : .
Ladies' and Misses' wear.
Clothing, tfeekmeay and Hosiery.
wwor, isto. . ,
Hay, Grain and Ffced.
Second Street
without charge.
Heal Estate and
Insoranee flgents.4
Abstracts of. and Information Concern
ing Land Titles on Short Notice.
Land for Sale and Houses to Rent
Parties Looking for Homes in
Bi$ie$ Locations, j ,
Should Call on or Write to us.
.. Agents for a Full Line of .
Leading Fire Insurance Companies,
And Will Write Insurance for
on all '
Correspondence Solicited. All Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or
Opera House Block, . The Dalles, Or.
Late Rec. U. S. Land Office. Notary Public
Postofflce Box 885, j
filings, Contests,
And afl other Business in the D.S. Land Offici ''
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. .
Thornbury & Hudson.
$500 Reward!
Wo will pay the above reward, for any case of
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache,
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
cure with West's Vegetable Liver Pills, when the
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegetable, and never fall to give satiaf no
tion. Sugar Coated. Large boxes containinwrwe
Pills, 25 cents. Bewareof counterfeits and agi
tations. The genuine manufactured only by ;
Prescription Drngrgtata, '
175 Second St. The . Dalles. Or.
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