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The Dalles My Chronicle.
THK DALLES - - -s. . - - OREGON.
Entered at the Postnfflce at The Dalles, Oregon,
as iMcond.c lass matter.. -
8TATK OFFICIALS. ... .
Governoi .' 8. Pennoyer
Secretary of State. G. W. Mcllrlde
Treasurer Phillip Metechan
Bupt. of Public Instruction E. B. McElroy
enttto I J. H. Mi tchell
Congressman B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
County Judge. C. N. Thbrnbnry
Snerirf - I. L Cates
Clerk J. B. Crassen
Treasurer Geo. Ruch
AxHessor -.. .John E. Harnett
Surveyor E. F. Sharp
Suiierlntendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Shelley
Coroner William Michell
The Chronicle is the Only. Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
A SENSIBLE ALLIANCE.
The State Alliance of Washington
which claims to have 220 local organiza
tion is strictly non-partisan in its
methods. Instead of aiming at the for
mation of a third party each member is
urged to use his utmost influence within
the political party of his choice to secure
the nomination of candidate? for con
gressional or legislative honors commit
ted to alliance principles. Its national
constitution, in its declaration of princi
ples declared that its members are to
labor for the education of the agricultur
al classes in the science of economical
government in a strictly non-partisan
spirit. Its president G. D. Sutton de-
cl ares that third party agitators have no
more right than democrats or republi
cans to use the alliance as a means to
build up and strengthen their party and
charges tne "Southern alliance and in
dustrial union with being composed of
disappointed politicians who are rushing
into it for selfish purposes."
A PROPER APPEAL.
At the last regular quarterly meeting
of the business council of Klickitat
county grange a memorial was drawn up
to present to congress urging the refund
ing of $1.25 an acre to all persons who
had paid the maximum price for govern
ment land within the limits of the for
feited portion of the Northern Pacific
land grant. It is nothing more than
just and right that such a rebate should
be made. The man who has paid to the
government $400 for 160 acres of these
lands has simply contributed $200 to
wards the building of a road that was
never built, and where the company has
failed to build the road the $200 ought
to be returned. We advise other grange
councils to do likewise.
The announcement of the retirement
of Mr. T. H. Ward from the manage
ment of the Wasco Sun appears in this
week's issne of that journal. The cour
tesy and good will which the Sun has
always shown to the Curonicxe and its
present editor makes us regret Mr.
Ward's retirement. Whereever his fu
ture lot may be cast he will always carry
with him the best wishes of the editor of
the Chronicle. Nor can we say less for
Mr. Geo. Morgan who takes the position
vacated by Mr. Ward. We are sure that
between him and us there will be no
rivalry save the honorable one of striv
ing who shall excel in building up the
country and making the best newspaper.
As a veteran editor of three months'
standing the Chronicle welcomes his
younger brother Mr. Morgan to the field
of journalism. We shall keep a fatherly
eye over him and we shall study that
the good feeling that has always existed
between the Sun and the Chronicle
shall not be marred by any act of ours
while we rest satisfied that the same
feeling will he cordially reciprocated by
The East Oregonian has an amusing
way of showing its own cleverness. It
built a little straw man composed of
seven lines of printed matter and labeled
it "From The Dalles Chronicle," and
after using up its vocabulary of slang in
calling it bad names the editor rose in
his puissant wrath and toppled the little
straw man over. The ''Chronicle man"
never wrote a word of the lines attributed
to him, but if the East Oregonian will
undertake to show how Wasco county,
without increasidg the taxes of the farm
ing classes, can raise an annual revenue
of $62,500 from a million and a half of
real estate only, when it takes a 25 mill
levy on an additional million of personal
property to raise that amount under our
present method of " assessment, "the
Chronicle man". 4 will treat the argu
ment with all the fairness and courtesy
he is able to command. The Chronicle
is not included to bandy epithets with
the .East Oregonian and does not feel
nnder any obligation to defend an argu
ment it has never made.
Blaine's reciprocity scheme is of a con
tagious nature. Now comes a're preserv
ative from San Domingo for the purpose
of negotiating a reciprocity treaty: ' As
an extra inducement his government of
fers us the use of Semona bay as a coal
ing station, etc., which, has a very large
harbor. Many European nations are be
coming very anxious about their com
mercial relations with Spanish America,
as well they mav. '
v- . ' .
Yes, borrows ten dollars regularly every'
(Continue from last week.)
The paper on "Poultry Raising,"" by
Daniel ' Harrington, of Wasco county,
was pithy and humorous. . It contained
much 'useful information on that sub
ject. General discussion followed; and
the experiences of many others present
were given, especially in relation to the
best methods of packing eggs in order to
preserve them. Lime was particularly
recommended by some from the fact that
it excluded the air more effectually than
any other plan. Some excellent music
by the string band W. 8.. Barzee and
E. M. Shutt, with V. C. Brock at the
organ was then furnished, after which
Professor French, of the State Agricult
ural college, took npthe subject of "Silos
and Ensilage." The professor illustrat
ed his lecture with charts and ensilage,
and entered into a complete and thor
ough description of the best mode of
constructing a silo so as to exclude air
and moisture, which are fatal to the en
silage. He also furnished the audience
with an account of results obtained at
the college farm. His lecture ably
presented the subject of curing food by
this process so as to enable thrifty farm
ers and stockmen to put up a supply of
fodder during the long and severe winters
that prevail in some sections (but hap
pily not in Sherman county.)
WEDNESDAY, 14th INST.
The morning session opened with an
excellent paper on "Summer Fallowing,"
by John Medler, whicb was followed by
general discussion. This subject is one
that opens up a wide field for contro
versy. After some music by the choir
and a well delivered recitation, "Cover
them over with beautiful flowers," by
Mr. Roberts of Wasco county, professor
J. D. Letcher treated us to an able dis
sertation on the subject of "Road Mak
ing." He commenced by showing the
value which has always been attached to
good roads, refering us to ancient times
and citing the old Roman roads as an ex
ample. He gave us the substance of a
report furnished by the road committee
of the English house of commons, in
which the advantages of good roads were
clearly demonstrated. He then des
cribed how a good road ought to be built
and kept in repair, and gave facts and
figures to show how much the people of
a locality will gain by having good roads
and what loss they suffer by having bad
ones, e. g., wear and tear on wagons, in
creased number of horses required for
transportation over bad roads, &c.
State Lecturer Wm. Holder delivered
a spiritual address on "Farmers' Organi
zations." The subject of "Transporta
tion" was handled In an able manner by
County Clerk V. C. Brock, and an in
teresting discourse on the "Cause of
Smut in Wheat" by Prof. H. T. French
concluded the programme.
At noon the tables were laid and a
sumptuous repast was served by the
The evening session also proved most
edifying. The question box was opened
and considerable discussion was elicited
by some of the queries. , Excellent
music was also provided by the cornet
band, the choir and the string band.
Professor Letcher's closing address was
a treat to all who had the pleasure of
listening thereto. He dwelt principally
on the advantages and system of work
pursued in the State Agricultural college
and also offered some salutary sugges
tions touching the education of the
young, but more particularly those who
are intended to . follow agricultural
Not So Easily Disposed Of.
Portland Telegram. ' r-
The Spokane Review is authority for
the statement that government engineers
are now blasting out tbe rocky obstruc
tions in the Upper Columbia, and that
the worst of them, those of Priest,
Cabinet and Rock Island rapids, "will
soon be cleared at a trifling cost,' and
then the Columbia wiil be easily navi
gable from the rapids at Celilo to the
mouth of the Okanogan river."
This pleasing information would be
received with more faith and credence if
the writer had not farther along shown a
most remarkable degree of ignorance re
garding the obstructions from Celilo to
The Dalles. As to this the Review says :
"That will leave only the obstructions
at Celilo to be overcome, and there
private capital is already at work.
Within another year, then, it may be
possible to ship the ores of the Okanogan
mines, the wheat of the Western Big
Bend and the fruits of the Columbia
river valley down the Columbia to Port
land and the sea."
If the thirteen-mile obstructions could
he removed as easily as this writer dis
poses of them, the river would soon he
opened indeed. The clearing out of the
: i it it . . i
"A-"'" me upper ioiuinuia, ana ine
portage road, and, later, the completed
canal at the Cascades, will be of vast
benefit, but the big, long, difficult job is
yet to come.
If our senators and representatives
could secure the adoption of some plan
for the speedy obviation of these ob
structions, and an appropriation suffi
cient to carry it to its early completion,
they would do the greatest piece of work,
in point of importance, that has ever
been accomplished for the Pacific coast.
The first Oregon strawberries were
marketed May 16 from Hood river this
year, and sold at Portland for 40 cts. a
box. They have begun to color about
Salem. Capital Journal.
FRED DREOI & CO.
Have flitted up a first-class .
; 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) ft TCTrjldC 8now rnnnin8a8team
ly E tiiO Ferry ; between Hood
River Klld WhitB ' Salmnn fayca
reasonable. R. O. Evans. Pro d.
It is easy to sneer at people's 1ccoqik
tricitiea. We may smile at the man who'
persists in wearing a queer etyle-of . hat,
or at the woman who clings to an old
fashion in hair dressings But in adhere
ing to a custom both afcreeabla and, com:
forcible, do they not show some inde-
pendence of mind," a decision that helps
to leaven the lump of general fjabbiness?.
Once a lady whose, eyesrwere weak was
obliged always to carry a sunshade to
protect them from tbe glare of the sun.
Even in winter, and when she wore furs,
the sunshade was a necessity. She de
clared laughingly that no one would be
lieve, unless she tried .it, how much at
tention, such . a simple matter evoked.
Sometimes she was followed a block, or
two by boys commenting on her odd ap
pearance. ' They wondered if she was
crazy. And while they wondered, seemed
to think she was also deaf. Older people,
whom one would think might know bet
ter, gazed at her curiously, and even
questioned her as to the reason of her
Most persons under such persecution
would have given up the fight, staid in
the house or decided to bear the pain and
run tha danger. Being a woman of reso
lute temper she did nothing of the kind.
She carried her muff and her parasol all
winter. Indeed, after a while she seemed
to take a wicked pleasure in flaunting
these articles before the faces of be
wildered passers, who would often turn
and look back with an expectation of
seeing strange developments from so
great a phenomenon.
Probably not many women would
have stuck to the singularity as she did,
or have gotten so much amusement out
of it. Yet if it is considered in another
light, and we reflect how much interest
she excited and how many gazers she
supplied with subject for conversation,
we might call her a public benefactor.
Imagination and Hunger.
I observed auother instance of the in
fluence of the imagination upon our hap
piness of a sort to which I dare say I
have before alluded. I was engaged one
morning in preparing part of an inter
esting chapter in my new work the one
which deals with the origin aud develop
ment of the bonnet. I had got as far as
the head dress worn by the Athenian
matrons to the theater, and was natural
ly much engrossed with the work, when
an inward monitor, in a still, small, yet
unmistakable, voice, suggested "lunch
eon." I looked at my watch it said 3
Now I always take luncheon at half
past 1; never, in any emergency, later
than 2. But 3 o'clock! I felt ill and
faint. I started for the club feeling like
Rip Van Winkle when he came home for
his luncheon twenty years late. I passed
a friend. I tried to slink by without his
noticing, but I could see that he looked
upon me sadly and askance, as if I were
in some way a stricken wether of the
flock. I went in and sat down.
Somehow everybody else seemed to be
late. . I looked at the clock. It was ex
actly twenty-five minutes of 2. I looked
at my watch again. It still said 3 o'clock.
It had stopped during the night. Now
mark the result. I instantly . recovered
from the starvation from which I had
been suffering, and began to converse in
my usual cheerful and intelligent man
ner. But I did not mention the extraor
dinary behavior of my watch, which I
now reveal only .in strict' confidence.
McCalloucn. . Echoes.
Joseph Haworth in private life is a
student. When away from the theater
Haworth spends all his spare time in
completing the life of John McCullough.
Haworth has an autograph letter from
McCullough which money could not buy.
It was written several days previous to
the death of the tragedian. It was
probably the last letter written by Mc
Cullough, in view of the fact that for
months previous to death his brain was
shattered. " We will climb the ladder
of fame together, Joe," he said, " and I
will help you until we both reach the top
" McCullough had a valet named Bob
Pritchard, who was a curious fellow,"
said Haworth, recently. "He was a
thrifty Scotchman, and to save money
he always made his bed in McCullough's
dressing-room in the theater. Once John
missed a handsome robe which he wore
in Richerd ILL' It couldn't be found.
Finally, several months later, when
playing in New York, two little Priteh
ards came to the theater, and the dresses
which they wore were cut from Mc
Cullough's handsome robe.
"Pritchard expressed his sympathy
curiously the day the guv'nor was
" He was a great man, Mr. Haworth
he sobbed, ' a good man. . Many a dressing-room
through the country has he
wiped the floor with me, sir." Boston
Globe. ' - , ,
Expensive Repair. -
A submarine telegraph cable has a life
of from ten to twelve years. ; If a. cable
breaks, in deep water after it is ten. years
old it cannot be lifted for repairs, as it
will break of its own 'weight. , On this
account cable companies are prepared to
put aside a large reserve fund in order
that they .may : be prepared to replace
their cables every ten years. ... The action
of the . sea ,eats, the . iron, away so com
pletely as to turn the outside coating to
dust or sediment while' the core is still
intact. The breakage of an ocean cable
is a very costly1 accident, owing to the
difficulties to be encountered "in repair
ing it. It often becomes necessary in
case of a break to charter a, ship at $300
per day for several days in succession,
trying to fix upon the location where the
cable has parted. One breakage in the
Direct Cable company's line a few years
ago cost that syndicate $125.000. Boston
. A Break In the Proceedings. '.
lie, how yon should have worn youx
clothes o'ut so sliding down hill. Didn't
you use your sled? '
. Willie Yes,n. All but the last time.
Harris Young People.
S. L. YOUNG,
SMERWflRE, :-: ETC
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
165 Second St.. The Dalles, Dr.
W. E. GARRETSON,
SOLB AGEXT FOK THK .
All Watch Work.'Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St.. The Dalles, Or.
Camets ami 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
b ,ow um uuiuciiauie at v :au. Ail
freight must be left at R. B.
Hood's office the evening
R. B. HOOD, Proprietor.
Qaijdy :-: paetory,
W. S. CRAM, Proprietor.
-(Successor to Cram 4 Corson.)
' Manufacturer of the finest French and
o .a. :lt ID I IE s
East of Portland.
-DEALER IN. .... ,
Tropical Frails, Nuts, Cigars and Tobacco;
Can furnish any of these goods at Wholesala
or Retail ' .
. . .. In Ktj Style.
104 Second Street; The Dalles, Or.
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System,5
'Used in cutting garments, and a fit
guaranteed each tame. ... . ...
Repai ri ng and Clean i ng
Neatly and Quickly Done.
We are NOW OPENING a full line of
Blact nl Colore Henrietta Clotns, Sateens, Giulianis and Calico,
and a large slock of Plain, Embroidered and Plaided
Swiss" and NansboksE
in Black and White, for Ladies' and Misses' wear.
-ALSO A FULL LINE OF-
JHen's and Boy's Spring and Sommer Clothing, fleekmeaF and Hosiery.
Over Sliirtar XTixderwear, ZEtto.
A Splendid Line of Felt and Straw Hats.
, . We ahw call your attention to our line of Ladies' and Children's Shoes and to
QdFtohlM B?'8 ByBt8f?nd Shoea and SliPPe. d plfntof othe?
jrooas to he sold at prices to suit the times. ' J
Next Door to The Dalles National Bank.
NEW FIRM! -KEW STORE'
loscoe & Gibons,
CHOICE V STAPLE V AND V FANCY'.' GROCERIES,
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce Bought and Sold.
Masonic Block, Corner Third and
The Dalles JVletfeantile Co.,
Successors to BROOKS
Gents' Fiarnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, Etc.
HAR D W A RE-
Groceries, Provisions, Hay, Grain and Feed.
390 and 394 Second Street
Remember we deliver all purchases without charge.
; i ' Has Opened a
In Connection With his Fruit Stand
'. ''. arid Will Serve.
Hot Coffee, Ham Sandwich, . Figs' 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; L .
The Ladies' Tailor
School of Dress Cutting
Mrs. Brown's Dressmatim 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
They are also taught to cut the seam
less waist, dartlesB basque, French bias
darts and most every form of sleeve.
IT"Tn the dressmaking department I
keep only competent help. -
Dress Cutting a Specialty.
124 UNION ST., THE' DALLES, OK.
Keeps on hand a full line of
MEN'S AND YOUTH'S'
Ready Made Clothing.
Pants and Suits
On Reasonable :Terms.
Call and see my Goods .before
Hi Glenn has removed his
office , and. the office of the
Electric . Light.Co. to 72
Goods delivered Free to any part of the City.
Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon.
& BEERS, Dealers In
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 in
COUNTRY OR CITY,
OR IN SEARCH OF
. . Should Call on or Write to us.
Agents for a Full Line of
Leailni Fire Insurance Companies,
And Will Write Insurance for v
UE3IBA "BILE laiSICS.
Correspondence Solicited. All Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Opera House Block, The Dalles, Or;
C. N. THORNBDRY, T. A. HUDSON,
Late Reo. U. 8. Land Office. Notary Public
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDING,
Postofflce Box 385, '
THE DALLES, OR,
And all other Business io the U. S. Land Office
Promptly Attended to.
We have ordered Blanks for Filings, .
Entries and the purchase of Railroad
Lands nnder tbe recent .Forfeiture Act,
which we will have, and advise the pub-
can be made. Look' for advertisement
in tms paper.
. Thornburv & Hudson.
Wo will pay the above reward for any case of 4
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Slpk Headacbe, In
digestion, Constipation or Costivenetts 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 satisfac
tion. Sugar Coated. Large boxes containing 30
Pills, 2i cents. Beware of counterfeits and imi
tations. The genuine manufactured only by
THE JOHN X1. WFST COMPANY CR1GAGQ,
BLAEILET A HOUGfllON,
17S Second St. . The Dalles, Or.