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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the Postnmce at The DaUea, Oregon,
as Hocoud-clatis matter.
Govemoi 8. Pennoyer
Secretary of.Stnto. G. W. McBride
Treasurer Phillip Metschan
Supt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
enntrwi - JJ. N. Dolph
enators...- j H. MitcheU
Congressman : , B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
County Judge. O. N. Thorabnry
Sheriff 1. L Catea
Clerk - ...J. B. Crofsen
Treasurer Geo. Ruch
CommisHioner. j gfKSdd
Assessor John E. Barnett
Surveyor E. K. Sharp
Suiierintendcnt of Publio Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner William Hichell
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
THF D. M. R. CO'S. LAND.
A short time ago we published the
opinion of H. N. Copp the well-known
land attorney at Washington, on the
present tiitua of the Dalles Military
Koad company's lands. Mr. Copp holds
that these lands are now properly subject
to entry in the United States land offices
because they come under the action of
the late forfeiture bill. It is well known
that the U. S. land office refuses to
recognize applications for entry of these
lands, but Mr. Copp advises applicants
whose filings have been rejected to take
hii appeal to the general land office and
offers to take charge of all such Appeals.
While it is freely admitted that there
are few better authorities than Mr. Copp
on all questions relating to public lands,
we think in this instance he is entirely
mistaken in supposing that the lands
referred to have been restored to the
public domain by the act that forfeited
the lands withdrawn for the Northern
Pacific Railway. The fact is, the North
ern Pacific never had anvthinsr to do
with the Dalles Military Koad lands.
These latter were withdrawn from settle
ment before those of the Northern Pa
cific. The grant to the Dalles Military
Road company was made- in February
1867, and the withdrawal was ordered,
as will appear by a certified letter in
another column, in December 1869.
The grant to the Northern Pacific was
made in and the withdrawal was
made in 1870. The Dalles Military Road
company's land could never, therefore
have been affected by the bill forfeiting
the grant to the Northern Pacific. A
forfeiture, act is not the measure
. for restoring to the public domain
lands already patented and the Dalles
Military Road company have, a patent
for nearly all their lands. Hence Sena
tor Dolph's bill to have the question of
title settled by the United States courts.
It ought to be well known that this
question was argued more than a year
ago before Judge Sabin. in the United
States district court at Portland when
the court rendered a decision very de
cidedly in favor of the company's reten
tion of the land. The case was then
taken on appeal, as the Dolph bill con
templated, before the U. S. supreme
court at Washington where it was argued
and submitted on the 6th of March last
by Judge J. K. Kelley and there is
scarcely room for a shadow of doubt that
that court will decide that the company
has a legal title to the lands. The writer
has been familiar with these facts for
a long time and it no new thing for him
to advise people, ho desire any of the
lands in question to abandon all hope of
ver getting them through the U. 8.
government. We have never had a
doubt in the world that the company
would get the lands and we believe . the
Dolph bill was framed to leave the ques
tion of title to the courts where it
properly belongs because it was believed
the lands could never be legally recover
ed from the company. Besides all - this
the Dolph bill provided that in the event
of the courts deciding against the com
pany all bona fide purchasers of: the
lands, to the extent of 640 acres should
have their title to the lands confimred
by the action of the United States
government. . It is very evident there
fore that any attempt to secure these
lands through the United States Land
Office or to follow the advice of Mr.
Copp is a useless waste of time and
Whether consolidation or no consoli
dation is better for the three cities at
the mouth of the Willamette is largely a
question for themselves to determine,
but if the reports be true, as to the de
liberate and openly avowed determina
tion of Boss Loton to defeat tlje will of
the people by open corruption and brib
ery, then we are forced to say that if the
people don't so sit down on the big boss
so as to flatten out his big political car
cass till there is not a grease spot left,
they are not worthy of the blessing of
freedom and good government. '
Our evening contemporary referring to
the Cascade portage road says : "The
road should be a broad gauge and a' re
quest to the secretary of war for land for
this purpose will be granted." Now if
the the editor has any private influence
. with the secretary of war let him get in
and drill and if he sacceedes the Chboni-
clk will buy him the biggest chunk of
taffy he ever ate since he wore his T first
pants. " - ' '
It is painful to have to read a sen
tence twice to get a simple thought.
A HALF LOAF OS NO BREAD.
We have no desire to wrong any one
and we have a natural aversion for base
less insinuations against the integrity of
any public servant of the people. Men's
motives are beyond the sphere of human
judgment except in so far as there are
revealed by overt acts. These latter we
have a right to condemn or approve.
Every action of Major Handbury, since
he was first placed in charge of the works
at the Cascades are consistent with no
other theory than that he is determined
that no public monies devoted to the
opening of the Columbia river shall ever
inure to any benefit to the people of the
present generation. When the last
legislature through an appropriation of
60,000, had given us the hope of a tem
porary relief we were perfectly content
to allow him to continue his favorite
pastime of making new engineering es
timates and forming scientific plans for
obstruction and delay till time
should be no more, but there is no reason
that we should bear meekly a usurpa
tion of the people's rights that will strip
the legislative appropriation of half its
value. Major Handbury knows as well
as any man on earth that a three foot
track is not sufficient for the traffic of
the Columbia' river. It is needless to
say there is not room for a wider .track.
There was room enough, when Major
Handbury kimself proposed that the
government should build a standard
gauge track at such time as in his opin
ion the "people might require to use it."
If there was room then' there : is room
now, and if not, room could be made.
If the concrete .works were interfered
with, let it be so. They are simply a
Handbury device for burying $350,000 of
the peoples' money literally in the
bottom of the canal where concrete is as
much needed as it is on the face of the
moon. But it is useless to complain.
The people have no rights anyhow
that railroads and government officials
are bound to respect. If we make a
kick and appeal'to the secretary of War
the whole machinery of the government
will be started anew in the unreeling of
red-tape, and the result at best would be
that we would not have an open river
for three months longer.
CHANGE YOUR TACTICS.
It may be of interest to our evening
contemporary to know that the govern
ment would not allow contract work to
be carried on at the Cascades. At least
so the government officials themselves
say. It is useless therefore to waste any
more space urging that the works he let
by contract. Nobody will pay any at
tention to it, but the object of the.
Mountaineer could be more honestly at
tained by recommending the discharge
of Mr. Farley' from the supenntendency
of construction and nobody will pay at
tention to that either.
RBBBLLION IN A CHUKCH.
An Kllzabeth Congregation Boycotts
Innocent Pastor Johnson.
1 New York Sun. '
The congregation of the Fulton street
M. E. church, the largest of its denomi
nation in Elizabeth, rebelled today
against the new pastor, the Rev. J. H.
Johnson, of Stapleton, S. I., who was
sent there by the Newark conference.
As a result, there was no sexton to
ring the bell, no organist or choir, and
only about thirty of the church members
in attendance at the services. An old
man finally volunteered to act as sexton
and three young persons did the singing
without any organ accompaniment.
The trustees and other officers of the
church are in full sympathy with the
revolt, and it is hard to tell - how the
matter will end.
The last pastor was the Rev. William
G. Simpson, of the Columbia conference
Oregon, who succeeded the Rev. Lewis
R. Dunn when the latter several months
ago resigned to accept the secretaryship
of the American Sabbath Union.
The Rev. Mr. Simpson was finishing a
theological, course. He became very
popular with the parishioners, who pe
titioned the Bishop and the presiding
elder, the Rev. Dr. Brice, to let Mr.
They declined, however, to transfer
him to the Newark Conference, and sent
the Rev. Mr. Johnson to supersede him
at Elizabeth. This act aroused intense
feeling in the church against the Bishop
and elder, which found expression today,
the new pastor being made the innocent
victim of the congregation's wrath.
They have no fault to find with Mr.
Johnson,' who did not want to come to
Elizabeth, but had to obey orders. He
would be only too glad to have his ap
pointment revoked, as he "is anxious to
Nothing inspires a fellow more than to
have his enemies prophesy that he will
not do well.
FRED DREOl & CO.
. " Have flitted up a first-class .
Barber Shop "
: AND: ...
At 102 Second Street, next door to
Freeman's Boot and Shoe store. . '
HOT and COLD BATHS.
None but the best artists employed. ,
Do Not Forget the Place. -
t) A ClflldC '8 now runumg 8tean
l. V. CMliJlO Ferry. .;between ..Hood
River and White Salmon. Charges
reasonable. R. O. Evans, Prop.
teark Twaln'a Cvveted Vrofeasonhip. .
Mark Twain made plenty of fun for a
delighted audience at Cryn Mawr college,
"I have been elected an honorary mem
ber of the class of '94," said Mr. Clemens.
"I feel deeply grateful to my fellow class
mates for the compliment they have done
me, the more so because I feel- I have
never deserved such treatment. I will
reveal a secret -to you. I have an am-,
bition: that I may go up and up on the
ladder of education until at last I may
be a professor of Bryn Mawr college. 1
would be a professor of telling anecdotes.
This art is not a very high one, But it is
a very useful one. One class of anecdotes
is that which contains only words. - You
begin almost as you' please and talk and
talk until your allotted time and close
when you get ready.
"I will illustrate this by a story of an
Irish and Scotch christening. : In this
Scotch-Irish village a baby had been born
and a large number of ' friends had col
lected to see it christened. The minister,
thinking this a good opportunity of dis
playing his oratorical powers, took the
baby, in his hand. Baying: 'He is a little
fellow; yes, a little fellow, and as I look
in your faces I see an expression of scorn
which suggests that you despise him.
But if you had the soul of a poet and
the gift of prophecy you would not de
spise him. You would look far into the
future and see what it might be. Con
sider how small the acorn is from which
grows the mighty oak. So this little
child may be a great poet and write
tragedies, or a great statesman, or per
haps a future warrior wading in blood
to his neck: he may be -er what is his
name? His name, oh, is Mary Ann.' "
Helping? One Another.
The genial spirit of helpfulness that
characterizes a New York throng was
pleasantly demonstrated in Broadway,
near Chambers street, the other day. A
street car was laboriously working its
way up town. At the crossing of Cham
bers street there was the usual jam of
vehicles. The grinding of the wheels,
the crack of the whips, the shouts of the
drivers, and the hum and bustle of the
hurrying multitude combined to make a
nerve trying din. A small boy, not more
than fourteen years old. ran out from a
store just above Chambers street and
signaled the street car. He staggered
under an - armful of bundles, which he
proceeded to load on the front platform
of the car. He climbed upon the plat
form himself, and the car, with' a sud
den jerk, started on its np town 'journey.
. The sudden start threw one of the bun
dles into the street, unperceived by the
boy.. Half a dozen rumbling trucks
threatened to pass over it and crush it.
A well dressed gentleman with a glossy
silk hat, who was walking up town,
saw the bundle fall and impetuously ran
into the street to rescue it. A stalwart
young .truck driver jumped from his
truck at tho same time to pick it up, but
before either of the men could reach the
bundle, a neatly attired young woman
had deftly made her way to the spot and
extricated the bundle almost from under
the feet of a restless team of horses. She
ran after the moving car and restored
the parcel to Ym boy with the tart but
not unfriendly remark, "Say; bub',' why
don't you look after your 'dudaf New
York Times. -..
From the Farm to the Observatory.
My birthplace was in the northern part
of Nova Scotia, and the surroundings of
my childhood and youth were such as
deeply to tinge the economic views ' of
my later years. People lived these
much as the settlers' of New England
lived before the Revolution. .The chil
dren of all but the rich went barefoot in
summer, and, except the rare and costly
Sunday suit, nearly every family had to
make its own clothes. Th men and
boys tilled the ground, or cut and sawed
lumber for exportation to more favored
climes; the women and girls sheared the
sheep, carded the wool, spun the yarn,
wove the homespun cloth, and made the
Partly from necessity, partly from a
fear of overstudy- and a desire to
strengthen my bodily constitution, about
half my time from the age of eight to
that of sixteen was spent in working on
farms. The more intelligent of the
farmers generally had two or three
books, which there were occasional op
portunities of reading by the light of the
blazing fire in winter evenings.
Dp to the age of twelve the laws of
nature remained a mystery to me. About
that time I remember once asking my
father what light was, and why we could
not see in the dark. He tried to give me
an idea of something he had read or
heard on the subject, but the question
was one which nothing in our reading
could help to answer. He could tell about
gravitation, the names and order of the
planets, history and. navigation; but I
doubt if a book . on natural philosophy
had ever fallen within his reach.- -Professor
Simon Newcomb in Forum.
The Way Men Walk
There is nothing I love better than to
see two or three of these self made men
going down street together. Honest
men! . . How - they spread themselves
about, and make the. very . pavement
shake under their emphatic tread. There
is no npnsense and flimsy about them.
Their word is their bond, and they can
write charming checks at a moment's
The easy, nonchalant, swinging- step
of the artist and the Bohemian is less
self-assertive than theirs: but it is deep,
very deep in its significance.: "A fig for
all things P it seems to say. It is Hora
tian philosophy objectified. All the
Year Round. .. '
Be Has Not Secured Hli Pension.
A veteran soldier of Salem who applied
for a pension was obliged to forward to
Washington some testimony as to hu
disability, and this is the affidavit that he
presented to his lawyer: "This is to cer
tify that John Jones worked for me be
fore the war and since. He doesn't do
half a day's work now and never could.
Jones' counsel thought that the testimony
would not help along the claimant s case,
and he wisely concluded not to send it.
Boston Traveler. - ' i; ' ,
S. L. YOUNG,
fHuecfMor to K. KECK.,
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles. Or,
W. E. GARRETSON.
AGENT FOR THE
All Watch Work; Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
Garpets ai Farulinre,
PRINZ & NITSCpkE,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
R. B. Hood,
Livery, Feed and Sale
Morses Bought and Sold on
Commission and Money
Advanced on Horses v
left For Sale.
The Dalles and Goldendale Stage Line.
stage i .eaves ine 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 Cram 4 Corson.) '
Manufacturer of the finest French and
Home Made -
. . - East of Portland. ;
Tropical Frails, Nuts, Cigars and Tobacco.
Can ftiniiah 'any of these good at Wholeaala
In Kyery Style.
104 Second Street, The Dalles, Or -
.Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System,
Used in catting garments, and a fit
guaranteed each time.
Repairing and Cleaning
'- Neatly and Quickly Done. '
We are NOW OPENING a full line of
Black ani Colored Henrietta Cta," Sateens,' Giniliains ani Calico,
and a large stock of Plain,
: Swiss and
in Black and White, for
-ALSO A FULL LINE OF-
piea's. and Boy's Spring and Samme Clothing, Neekmeap and Hosiery.
Oxroxr Shirts. TTixdai-J.. -em '
A Splendid Line of
Wa M 11 .11 j.: x i ?
k- i- , iVy , BkJJ?""n i? our nne oi indies' and Children's Shoes and to
rIghnf,Men 8 nd Boy'".1? " Shoes and Slippers, and plenty of other
Goods to be sold at prices to suit the times. v '
Next Door to The Dalles National Bank.
NEW FIRM! -
'."STAPLE '.'AND':' FANCY ."
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 JVfetfeantile Co.,
Successors to BROOKS
, S90 and 394
Remember we deliver all purchases
...... Has Opened a
XAxxxolx . Counter,
In Connection With his Fruit Stand -and.
WU1 Serve ... ' ' .
Hot Coffee,- Ham Sandwich, Pigs' Feet,
v and Fresh Oysters.
Convenient to the Passenger
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 Ladies' Tailor .
School of Dress Cutting
Mrs. Brown's Dressmailnff Parlors,
. " 0or. Fourth and Union Sta., "
The Dalles, Or.
- Each scholar can bring in her own
dress and is. taught to cut, baste and fin
They are also tanght to cut the seam
less waist, dartless basque, French bias
darts and most every form, of sleeve
sIn the dressmaking department I
keep only competent help.
Dress Cutting A Specialty. .
124 UNION ST.,; THE DALLES, OR.
' Keeps on hand a full line of
MEN'S AND YOUTH'S
Ready - Made Clothing.
Pants and Suits,.
MADE. TO ORDER
On Reasonable Terms.
Call and see my Goods before
H. Glenn has iemored his
office and, the office of the
Electric Light Co: to 72
Washingtor-. St;;' ; '
Embroidered and Plaided
Ladies and Misses' wear.
Felt and Straw Hats.
e -w- . ,
& BEERS, Dealers In
G-oods, Boots and Shoes"
Caps, , Etc.
Hay, Grain and Feed.
Second Street .
without charge. '
J M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
, Insuranee Agents.
- -. . .. . . . v . ..
Abstracts of. and Information Concera-
' ing Land Titles on Short Notice.
if . -
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 Foil Line of
Leaiim Fire Insurance Cotapanles.
And Will Write Insurance for
on all '
DE3IB A -RTTC BISKS.
Correspondence Solicited. All Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or .
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Opera House Block, The Dalles, Or.
C. N. THORNBURY, T.A.HUDSON,
' Late Rec C. 8. Land Office. Notary Public
ROOMS 8 and 9' LAM) OFFICE BUILDING,
, Poatoffiee Box 325,
THE DALLES OR.
" And all 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
pan be made. Look for advertisement
'in this paper. ,
. $500 Ke-ward ! .
We will pay the above reward for any case of
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, In
digestion, Constipation or CoetiveneHS we cannot .
cure with West's vegetable Liver Pills, when the
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegetable, and never fail to give satfsf ac
tion. Sugar Coated. Large boxes containing 30
Pills, 26 cents. Beware of counterfeits and lmi-
tations.. The genuine manufactured only by
THE JOHN C. WF8T COMPANY, CHIGAGO,
- SLAKILKT HOUGHTON,
-.' Prescription Drngfrists,
17S Second St. The Ialles, Or.