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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
I'tiblivhed I'Rlly, Sunday Excepted.
THE OH ROM OLE PUBLISHING OO.
Corner !4ennd nud Washington Street,
Terms of Subscrlptlon-
Vtsr Year 2J
Per month, by carrier 50
Secretary of 8 tutu
Bupt. of Public Instruction.
li. W. Me Bride
. ...Phillip Metnehan
E. B. MeKlroy
(J. N. Dolph
" J. H. MitrheU
County Judge.. .C. K. Thornbnry
8heriff ; C'tea
Clerk B- Crossen
Treasurer ; Jeo. Ruch
I u a. Leaveim
Axessor ..John K. Harnett
8urvevor. E. F. 6harp
fiuiierinteudent of Public Schools. . - Troy Shelley
Corouer . . . William Michell
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
Press Dispatches. .
If any one has a doubt as to the adapt
ability of our soil and climate for fruit
raisin;.' let him take a drive up Mill
creek any of these fine days and view an
apple orchard set out a few years ago, if
we mistake not, by Hon. W. Lair Hill,
on a dry side hill, where there is not a
drop of water for irrigation. The trees
its we saw them two days ago were liter
ally loaded down with fruit, and have
every appearance of being in a roost
healthy condition. A little further up
the valley is the vineyard of Mr. Barnes
on what, a few years ago, was a barren
hill side, worth practically nothing, but
is now covered with young, healthy
grape vines that will yield a large and
profitable crop. ' The people of The
Dalles will nevor know what possibili
ties there are in our hills and valleys
until it is too late for the present genera
tion to take advantage of them.
An .exchange says: "The farmers
movement is an attempt to secure the
profits afforded by . farming. It is a
natural agitation of questions concern
ing the welfare of the people upon
whom all other classes depend for their
bread and batter, and the main question
is this; 'Shall the farmer or the specu
lator get most of the profits of farm
labor?' Not only the best agricultural
minds but nlso the best minds in other
classes in sympathy with the farmer,
have come into the discussion of this
and relative questions. The result is
that the eyes of the farmers are being
opened wider than ever to the arts by
which the speculator has made himself
like unto the lilly of the field. Farmers
are beginning to penetrate better the
hidden meanings in the specious argu
ments of the speculators' friends and
hirelings the unprincipled editors and
orators. They are becoming too sharp
for the old reasonings which seemed to
satisfy their ears and yet left distrust in
their judgment. The movement con
templates a few schemes which we re
gard as visonary, but, upon the whole,
our reply is that the farmers' movement
is not had but good. The farmers'
movement is affording skill to millions
of farmers who have not heretofore been
so ready and knowing as their enemies,
the speculators. It is yielding knowl
edge to millions of the uninstructed,
and giving discipline of character to
millions whose good qualities were never
before developed by political instruc
tions, and that is good."
A REVIEW OF PENNOYER.
The New York Evening Pout, a paper
of strong democratic leanings, that
supported Cleveland for the presidency
in 1884 and again in 1888 hasn't a high
opinion of Governor Pennoyer's article
in the North American Review. It very
'effectually exposes his ideas on money
in this .paragraph, as follows: "Gov
ernor Pennoyer of Oregon contributes
his mite (or might) to the solution of the
financial problem, by an article in the
North American Review.1' The governor
evidently takes some credit to himself
for the novelty of his conception that
. 4 'money should be based upon a perfectly
..secure and imperishable foundation."
Of course, there is only one such founda
tion land. A currency based on land is
the right thing for us, thinks Governor
Pennoyer. Some people say that this is
impracticable, but the governor knows
the contrary, because the state of Oregon
has not more ' than $2,000,000 of school
money loaned upon the improved farm
, property of the state. A little before he
said "based" now he says "loaned,
Why did he not say that the. state of
Oregon has $2,000,000 based upon the
improved farm property ' of the state?
Because that would not be true. The
state of Oregon has no money that is
. "based" at all. The money of Oregon
is gold and that kind of money "bases
itself. It is a pity that all the looney
people, who want to repeat experiments
that have been disasterously tried over
and over again, could not be collected
' .together into one country (an island pre
ferably,) where their antics would not
hurt anybody but themselves, and pro-
vided with all kinds of printing presses
and dies and aterials, and "basing"
and debasing contrivances, and allowed
to do anything that they could agree to.
The prime difficulty in such a case would
be that they would never agree to. any
one plan. There-would, bo silver .men
and green-back men, and sub-treasury
men and land-bank men, and while they
were disputing over plans for making
everybody rich the colony would perish
for want of meat and potatoes." '
Vlctoria, H. C, and It People.
Through the courtesy of Mr. John
Filloon we have been permitted to make
the following extract from a diary kept
by Mrs. Filloon during their recent trip
to Victoria on the steamship City of
Kingston. The extract commences as
they were about to leave Tacoma : -
We have just wired to our friends in
Victoria that we will reach that city at
4 :30 p. m. and then the boat moves off.
We find quite a number of A.vO. TJ. W.
delegates on board, and other pleasant
passengers. We have a fine day on the
water. The Straits of Fuca would not
be exactlv calm ; they never are, so
some felt rather "shaky," but at 4 :30 we
arrived at James Bay, Victoria. We
went to the pleasant homestead of Mrs.
H. V. Leigh in James Bay and were well
entertained by Mrs. L. and son, Joe.
We find them splendid English people.
After dinner we began to see Victoria
and think it is a noble city. We find
the people here somewhat slower than
their Yankee cousins across the line,
but they live as long and as happy.
Business houses open at 9 a. m. and
close at 5 p. no. This city is called the
"Newport Of the Pacific coast. Its climate
is mild and pleasant. Victoria has a
population of about 20,000 people. One
sees quite a difference between this and
Puget Sound cities. Here no one is in a
hurry ; the people will forgive anything
sooner almost than hurry and bustle.
After the hurry and bustle of Tacoma
and Portland and other western cities
one feels such a restful sensation stealing
over one. It is thoroughly and delight
fully English; everything is regular and
orderly everything except the tide that
is quite irregular, and rises only once,
instead of twice, in twenty-four hours.
Even the tide does not hurry. .
The city wears a finished, substantial
appearance. It was founded by the
Hudson Bay Co., whose store is on
Wharf street. It is a store well worth
inspection; nothing like it can be seen
anywhere. It is a large brick warehouse
of gloomy appearance, where eveiy thing
imaginable is sold, from a pin .up. It
has no crooked aisles, nor no display of
articles, hung up or spread out, as our
American merchants do at home and no ;
army of clerks to answer idle questions ; j
no tasty placards "Elegant," "Your
choice for 25 cents," "Just the thing," j
etc., meet the eye. You are supposed to
be here to buy, not to "bum." You
cannot purchase a scarf pin and then try j
on a seal skin jacket, paw through laces j
and embroideries and then test a cheese ,
as vou make your exit. But here you
can get anything, groceries, ready-made
clothing, hats, caps, millinery, farm im
plements and kitchen utensils ; you can
buy butter or a seal skin sacque, pea
nuts, candies and muslin, Severs China
or Sever tiling, watch crs'stals, main
springs and bar iron; there is every
thing from Sobo square, Picadilly and
the Strand, London. In the vaults are
wines and liquors that Rhines villas
could not match, brandy that witnessed
the Bastile's fall and port that lay in
London dock when George the Third
was king. You will leave this store with
a profound sign and say "now awfully
young I am."
The restaurants are good ; hotels good
and the tables kept well . supplied. The
streets are clean and orderly, the people
pleasant and of healthy, robust appear
ance, ine city s environments render
it charming. The harbor has two forks
across James Bay. This is the best resi
dence portion of the city. Here are . the
government . buildings ' situated. We
visited the museum and found all sorts
of animals and birds and reptiles stuffed.
A taxidermist is kept busy all the time
attending to his trade. The colonial
government buildings consist of treasury,
land office, printing office, museum and
assembly chamber, which strike one as
a sort of political kindergarden or nur
sery of state craft. These buildings are
situated in a very pretty little park on
Billeville etreet, James Bay. - Further
on np Birdcage walk we find the Beacon
Hill park, a spot of great natural beauty.
A great deal of time and money has
been expended to make this park what
it is. Minature lakes on whose, smooth
surface rest swans and other water-fowl,
appear ever and anon to greet the visitor
and these lakes have in them artificial
islands,' on which grow in luxuriance, all
sorts of beautiful plants. The grass,
everywhere here, is dotted with the teal
English daisy. The park has pretty
little rustic bridges and chairs and there
are dens of bears and other wild animals.
Here cricket, lacrosse and baseball
games may be witnessed most any after
noon, and, when cool enough, Rugby
football may demand an occasional
martyr. . This park contains some fine
fir forests under which rustic seats are
distributed for the use of anyone who
may wish to rest. . ,
Esquimau, the British naval station,
about four miles west of Victoria, proper,
has a securely sheltered harbor a per
fect enclosure. The tram, as it is called
here (but in America it is termed electric
motor) runs out to Esqnimalt every
twenty minutes. You pass neat cottages
and handsome residences and all are
surrounded with a profusion of beautiful
flowers. Youpass "St. George's Inn,"
"Coach and Horses" and one almost
imagines that they are in the London
suburbs. Here .you may anytime see
bluejackets who will gladly join you in
"splicing the main brace' .
BLASE CHA...JE AT ,THE CIRCUS.
Proof That Reality Can't Bold a Candle'
to Pleasures of I tnnginat ion. Y V
Charlie is a little lad of eight years,
with a delicate, poetic face, and 'great,
dreamy, violet eyes with-, cnrlin.q: lashes
at least half an inch long. - A casual ob
server would say, 'That boy has imagi
nation largely developed.' -.
His schoolmates' sometimes call it by
another name. ' - l'r ' --, ..; .".
When he cornea home from 'school
somewhat early, wih rosy, flushed face,
and as reason for not having his book
with him says, "Two big boys pinioned
my arms and marched me home on ; a
double quickstep. I couldn't carry my
book and so it was lost," bis fond and
judicious mamma snspends all criticism
until after .investigation. She knowa
there is a grain of truth somewhere, and.
expects to find it lodged at the liottom
of a pretty big well.
A note to the teacher elicits the infor
mation that Charlie's reader is in his desk,
and Charlie, with big. angelic eyes and
seraphic Innocence says. "Sure enough.
I forgot to take it home: bnt you know
if I had it must have been lost, because
each boy held an arm."
The other day considerable pains were
taken to send him to the circus. An
older brother kindly gave up a Saturday
afternoon on his bicycle to act aa his
chaperon.. Seats, were secured in:, the
oest part or toe Douse iNow (Charlie, had
never - been to a circus. He had. how?
ever, seen considerable circus literature
. as displayed on posters, and was familiar
with the beautiful fairy1 in ballet attire
who rides three horses at once while she
drives a tandem with her left hand and
with her right fires off a gun on which
are perched a happy family of cats, mice
and birds. He knew just how gracefully
the elephants could dance the german
and horses play seesaw.
Great enthusiasm was felt by the
whole, family regarding Charlie's intro
duction to that delight of every boy's
heart, the circus. Papa on the eventful
morning was heard to wish that office
cares and duties would permit, him to
live over again his youthful days by-wit
nessing the impressions that, would be
made on the virgin mind of his little
boy. . v .
Our blaue young American, however,
afforded an instructive and beautiful il
lustration of the development of . the
genus "boy" in a single generation. The
grand athletic tournament and the won
derful equestrian baboon failed to elicit
a single spark of enthusiasm. . The per
formances of the clowns were beneath
his contempt. . '
During some marvelous bareback rid
ing acts he asked when the horses would
"They are out; don't you see themr
said his brother.
"Yes, but when are they going to come
out of the ring? I don't care for this
The trapeze performances and the bi
cycle riding met with a limited - amount
of approval, although he would "just as
Uef see Hal ride his wheel, and "the fel
lows at the gymnasium were pretty good
on the trapeze." While Rome was fall
ing he wanted to go home and play hop
When mamma questioned him as to
what kind of a time he had, he said:
"Oh, the circus isn't as good as it used
"Why, Charlie, said mamma, "you
never were at a circus before."
"Is that so?" said Master Charlie; "I
thought 1 had been every year from four
years up." New York Herald.
Two Kinds of Tarantulas.
It is a fact not generally known that
there are two varieties of tarantulas in
Arizona and New Mexico. This prob
ably accounts for the conflicting reports
about the deadly nature of the tarantula
poison. The so-called Texas tarantula
is by no means an agreeable bedfellow,
but his bite is by no means fatal. The
venomous Texan tarantula, in spite of
all discussions to the contrary, does build
and , live in the trapdoor spider nest.
There seems tobea.current idea that the
trapdoor spider is harmless, which is
certainly erroneous. It uses no web nest,
easily capturing its prey by extraordi
Those who have seen this arachnidan
by daylight can ' have little idea of its
power and fleetness.' During the day it
moves slowly and clumsily in dazzling
light, but when darkness comes it can
move with ease and certainty. Credible
accounts have appeared stating that the
tarantula can leap, sixteen feet. ' Re
peated statements have credited it with
leaps of three feet or more. In the year
1870, or near that date, three, men dis
turbed several tarantula nests in. San
Diego. They were immediately attacked
by the huge spiders and had to run for
their lives, taking ref uge-in the waters
of the bay. Florence Companion. N '
Do Deer Ever WeepT
- In most species of deer a hollow which
is known to scientists as the lachrymal
sinus, or tear pit, is found. It .is a cav
ity beneath each eye, capable of being
opened at pleasure, in which a waxy sub
stance of a peculiar disagreeable odor is
secreted. This pit is sometimes . very
small, but often of considerable size.
Poets speak of the deer weeping, but it
has not been shown this is not by poetic
license solely. In the case of the wound
ed stag, which the contemplative Jacques
watched and moralized upon, it is said:
The big round tears
Coursed one another down bis innocent nose
In piteous chase.
But this is Shakespeare's poetical in
terpretation of the appearance presented
by the motion of the glistening edges of
the folds of skin which inclose the so
called "tear pits." These -cavities are
very marked in species of deer found in
Asia and the islands of the Indian ocean,
and in the common deer of America and
Europe. In some varieties . in . South
America and northern Asia they are less
developed. St. Louis Republic
Fir Tastes. ' '
First Fly They are painting the house
outside. Let's go out and get stuck in the
Second Fly rd rather stay here and
get stuck in the butter. Good Kewa.
- . Collecting m Debt.
There are debts and debtors, and to
get the former out of the latter some
times requires a good deal of ingenuity.
The case of a livery stable keeper and a
poor paying patron indicates, that fact,
and;' as one is dead and the other in Eu
rope, .the story may be told. The patron
had run np a big bill. on the livery man
and neglected to payi " ,
v It amounted to $93, and had he so
wished the debtor could have easily set
tled at any time. But he didn't wish.
He knew that his creditor would not sue,
because such course, for various reasons,
would be unwise. Appeals were in vain,
threats were unheeded; and the creditor
was at his wits' end. Finally he hit
upon a scheme. He had his bookkeeper
make out a bill for $930, and sent it to
his debtor by messenger, with .a request
for immediate: payment of the whole
amount. Then he sat down and waited!
In less than twenty minutes the office
door was thrown open and a man en-,
tered. It was the debtor, and he was
mad clear through. "You swindling
villain!" . he howled, "shaking his fist
under the liveryman's nose. "What do
yon mean by sending me a bill for $930?
I ' don't -owe you anything like that
amount, and ni not pay it. HI have
you understand that I'm too fly for yon.
Here's ninety-three ' dollars, and you'll
not get a cent more. ' ..
Saying this he threw the money on
the1 desk, and : glared at the livery man
with hatred in his eye. No one an
swered him, however, and then he de
manded a receipt. It was given him in
silence, he left the office banging the
door after him, and then the liveryman
chuckled. Then he laughed. Then he
roared. His scheme was a success, and
the bill was paid. Pittsburg Dispatch.
At the Pletnre Gallery. '
"Sir, I am a painter myself, and ought
to be a good judge. : I tell you that is a
splendid bit of work." ': :'
"I don't see it; still I am delighted to
come across a painter who doesn't run
down his fellow nrtiHtsl"
"Excuse me, sir, bnt the picture it
mine." Le Pelerln.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. O. D. Tat
lor. Pastor. Services every Sabbath at 11
M . and 7:30 p. m. Sabbath School at 12 u.
Prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 7
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev. W. C.
Curtis, Pastor. Bervices every Sunday at 11
v. M. and 7 P. M. Sunday School after morning
crvice. Strangers cordially invited. Seats free.
At E. CHURCH Rev. H. Bbowk, Pastor.
.Tl Services every Sunday morning and even
i ug. Sunday School at V1'4 o'clock M. A cordial
uvitation is extended by both pastor and people
DT. PAUL'8 CHURCH Union Street, opposite
O Fifth. Rev. Eli D. Suteliffe Rector. Services
very Sunday at 11 A. M. and 7:30 p. M. Sunday
-x'hool 12:30 p. M. Evening Prayer on Friday at
ST. PETER'S CHURCH Key. Father' Bbons
OEK8T Pastor. Low Mass every Sunday at
A. M. High Mass at 10:30 a. k. Vespers at
T P. M. '
A88EMBLY NO. 4827, K. OF L. Meets in K.
of P. hall on first and third Sundays at 3
o'clock p. m.
ITTASCO LODGE, NO. 15, A. F. & A. M. Meets
V tirKt and third Monday of each month at 7
DALLES ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO. 6.
Meets in Masonic Hall the third Wednesday
f each month at 7 P. M.
MODERN WOODMEN OF THE WORLD.
Mt Hood Camp No. 59, Meets Tuesdav even
ing of each week in I. O. O. F.Hall, at 7:30 P.M.
COLUMBIA LODGE, NO. 5, I. O. O. F. Meets
every Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock, in Odd
Fellows hall, Second street, between Federal and
Washington. Sojourning brothers are welcome.
H. A. Bills, Sec'y . . R. Q. Closter, N. G.
FRIENDSHIP LODGE, NO. 9., K. of P Meets
every Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock, in
Schanno's building, corner of Court and Second
streets. Sojourning members are cordially in
vited. Geo. T. Thompson,
D. W. "Vause, Sec'y. C. C. '
WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN - TEMPERENCE
UNION will meet every Friday afternoon
t S o'clock at the reading room. All are invited.
TEMPLE LODGE NO. 3, A. O. U. W. Meets
at K. of P. Hall, Corner Second and Court
streets, Thursday evenings at 7 :80. -
. . John Fiixook,
W. 8 Myers, Financier. M. W.
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
Bughie. Locations, .
Should Call on or Write to us.
, Agents for a Full Line of .
LeaJlng; Fire Insurance Companies,
. And Will Write Insurance for '
on' all .
XTFiSUFa A RTiFTi ICS
Correspondence Solicited. All Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or
. Address, -
J. M. HUNTINGTON A CO.
Opera House Block, The Dalles, Or.
W. H. NEABEACK,
PROPRIETOR OF THE
Granger Feed Yard,
(At Grimes' old place of business.)
Horses fed to Hay or Oats at the lowest possi
ble prices. Good care iriveu to animals left in
my charge, as I have ample stable room. Give
mum a cau, ana i wiu guarantee sanstacaon.
W. H. NKABKACK.
Of Every Description will be sold at
A : GREAT SACRIFICE
: For the Next THIRTY DAYS
Call Early and get some of our Genuine
Bargains. ' - V'.'- ' v -- -
The Dalles Mercantile Co., ;;
' ' Successors to BROOKS it BEERS, Dealers in
General Merchandise, '.r1r::;
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, etc.
Provisions, Flour, Bacon,
HAY;; GRAIN AND PRODUCE
Of all' Kinds at Lowest Market Rates.
Free Delivery to Boat and Curs and all parts of the City.
. 390 and 394 Second Street
7 STAPLE 7 AND
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce Bought and
Masonic Block, Corner Third and
E. Jacobsen & Co.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
R00KSELLERS AND STATIONERS.
Pianos and Organs -
Sold on EASY INSTALLMENTS.
"KT..i m "m
utiuxxa, xuys, j: ajLLuy
ments of all Kinds.
Man Order Pilled Promptly.
162 SECOND STUEET,
Gigaf : FaGtory,
FACTORY NO. 105.
"ITpi A T Q of the Best Brands
VJLvJT.XIO manufactured, and
orders from all parts of the country filled
on the shortest notice. -
The reputation of THE DALLES CI
GAR has become firmly established, and
the demand for the home manufactured
article is increasing every day.
A. ULRICH & SON.
PRINZ & NITSCHKE.
Furniture and Carpets.
We have added to our business a
complete Undertaking Establishment,
and as we are in ho way connected with
the Undertakers' Trust our prices will
be low accordingly.
Remember our place on Second Btreet,
next to Moody's bank.
WHX BE i'AiU FOB ANY INFORMATION
leading to the conviction of partleacntting
e ropes or in any way Interfering with the
win poles or lamp of Thb Elkctbic Light
Co. - H. GLENN.
FLOURING MILL TO LEASE.
mm? OT,T DALLES MILL AND WATER
X Company' Flour Mill will be leased to re
sponsible parties. For information apply to the
. The Dalles, Oregon.
NEW, STORE '
7 FANCY 7
Goods delivered Free to any part of the City.
Court Streets, The Dalies, Oregon.
a j tit i t j
u-uuus ana juusicax xnsxru.-
THE DALLES, OREGON.
Has Opened a
In Connection With his Fruit Stand
' and Will 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'.
Oram nil "rVlo'ht
m. a m w w a a a a 9
124 UNION ST., THE DALLES, qjt.
-. .' Keeps on hand a full line of
MEN'S AND YOUTH'S
Ready - Made Gothing.
Pants and Suits ' -. . .
1 MADE TO ORDER
. : On Reasonable Terms.
Call and see my Goods before
s-J , . 1 :
t ft 'dl'TTlle now running a stearn
ty. U. CMii(lO Ferry between Hood
River and White Salmon. Charges
reasonable... R, O. Evans, Pro P-