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.. .(i. W. McBride
K. B. McKlroy
(J. X. Dolph
j. H. Mitchell
sw.rrtary of Stntr
Suit. f 1'uMic Inttmctiuu.
s'n-'tff .: I). I fates
Clerk J. B. t'rossen
Treasurer. - .-. Kuch
, . H' A. Leiivens
ComniisMcners. v j !.-rBllk Kincnid
Ascsor .John E. Burnett
urveyor -f-- 1
MiiuteiHli'iit 01 i'nr:ic N'nwas... irn.v nne"i-
The first numberof the The Chronicle
is letore you and speaks for itself. It is
far from erfwt iuuI there being room
for iinyroveiient, we shall lisuko it, until
it is what ittfproprietorn intend it to be,
as good a jit wspaier ut can he made out
ride the larger cities. Theohjeet of the
ajer is to assist to the utmost of its
power in advancing the interests of The
Dalles and country tributary to it. To
advertise- our resource;!, to build up our
industries, to extend our trade, these we
shall work for energetically, and per
sistently. We desire the prosperity of
every individual and firm in The Dalles,
recognizing the fact that every individual
member of a community, as long as that
member is not a .riminal or pauper, is
of benefit to it : and working for the
srood of each, we hope to be of benefit to
all. The Chhon:ci.e will be non-partisan,
and will devote its best energies
to matters of local imjiovta-nce. Its
columns will be open at all times for the
discussion of local matters, requiring
onlv of contributors that their language
Iks at all times re-pectfui and gentle-
innnlv. We have no promises to make
except to reiterate that whatever bene
fits The Dalles it shall be our pleasure to
advocate at every opportunity, and to
the le8t of our ability. We shall be
just, fair and impartial, and ak that
your criticisms of the paper be measured
with that rule.
A BUSINESS CITY.
Stkaxcjers arriving in Hie Kailes are
at first apt to think it a quiet, or as some
of them express it. a dead town. Even
a cursory examination into the amount
of business done here will dispel this
idea. The amount of wool, grain and
live stock shipped from this point is
eimnlv immense; and the amount of
supplies purchased here would astonish
even our cwu businessmen, by its grand
total. It has back of it the best and
largest pastures in the northwest, and
the country capable of producing grain,
which is naturally tributary to this
point is as large as an- of the New
England States. The larger portion of
t his agricultural land is still uncultivated,
simply because the cost of transporting
the grain to market is yet too great. In
the near future this difficulty will le re
moved, and thoueands of acres of virgin
soil will be covered with waving fields of
golden grain. The fruit industry is in
its infancy, but promises to take a promi
nent place. When the business created
oy ine rapnuy developing country iriou
tary to it, is added to that it already has,
The Dalles will be second Only to Port
laud in the volume of its trade, and with
the opening of the Columbia this trade
will 1h? again more than doubled. The
"Dalles is doing a bigger and letter busi
ness to-day than any city of its size in
the state, but that business is done
through well established channels, and
sweeps along as quietly as the mighty
Columbia, which makes not as much
noise as some babbling brook, yet sur
passes all such, ten thousand fold.
A CHANGE REQUIRE IK
Thk Dalles has entered upon a new
era, an era of prosperity of progress of
development, and we all want to adapt
ourselves to the new order of things.
We want to in a measure at least forget
self, and understand that the good of the
community results in good to its indi
vidual members. We want to remember
that there are many ways of accomplish
ing a result, ami while working to have
, that result reached in ur way, when the
majority are against us and adopt some
other plan, stand in and work for it.
Adopt the plan of the iolitical conven-
1011 and when in the minority give it
ujj jicncciuuy uuu niHKe 11 unanimous.
i . . . . i i : i . i : . f : i . i 1, i .
place in our municipal work, but all of
us should put our shoulders to the wheel
wherever the interests of The Dalles
are concerned, and working for the good
of all, add to the prosperity of each of
our citizens. The new order of things
requires it, self interest demands it,
loyalty to The Dalles compels it.
We aiti informed by Mr. Samuel L.
"Brooks that the Portland board of trade,
chamber of commerce and some" (.tlicr
business societies have determined to
make an energetic effort to have the
If-wka Mirt f"Vicivifl.u .-,, .loi..l Tim,-
',.. ,s -t L,..;,, " I
im, ana are compiling ftatintirs siiow-
4- I. A ........ S I A. 1 1 it
.-.:nt end value of ..rodnets. th,,t !
I ii(l !uan:it by th? vr::v ot (he
a'--.bia. 'There is al ,u:d:.ut i'.u:.-- for :
..t'ihtt'on m fids? :i:rl the ci';Vor I
e t liver
of !'.-;.? f'hine out
i bolaad the
0UU-- oi isesr.Uiv
nave no l.Mir
inf- of 1
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ence, arid is used principally tor trie
reason that the speaker is talking meta
physics. We have heard the term ap
plied time and again to the businessmen
of The Dalles, and yet if the term has
the meaning those using it, give it, of a
non progressive person, or one who does
nothing to benefit his town, it is sadly
misapplied. ' There is an old saying that
"you cannot eat your cake and have it,"
and it is certainly true that with a given
amount of monev vou cannot put it in
two places at once. The business men
of The Dalfcs have not invested their
money in factories, for the simple reason
that they have used it all, are still using
it all in developing the agricultural
resources, and live stock industries.
The Dalles does an immense credit busi
ness, and has hundreds of thousands of
dollars trusted out, loaned as it were, to
the farmers who are bringing the wild
land under cult ivation, and the stockmen
whose cattle, horses and sheep are turn
ing the wild grasses of the mountain
sides 'into twenty dollar pieces. With
out this aid from The Dalles business
men, the development of the agricultural
and stock industries could not go on,
could scarcely have begun. Without
these, the country would he a desert
waste, and The Dalles a whistling station ;
and yet these men, whose coin is aiding
the farmer and stockman in their good
work are flippantly called "mossbacks."
The settlers in a new country are gener
ally persons of small, or moderate means,
and require assistance until the result of
their toil finds a market, and without
the assistance of capital, they could not,
nor would they in most cases, undertake
to make themselves homes on the prair
ies of Wasco county. If developing the
countrv is the essence of "mossbackisin"
then The Dalles is full of "mossbacks,"
and there is room and demand for more.
We need them in our business. "Moss
backs" with wealth, and with a disposi
tion to lend it to the new comers to aid
in developing our resources, can find a
glad welcome and an open field. We
can't have too manv of him; and he
can't come too fast.
FINISH THE WORK B Y CONTRACT.
The engineers in charge estimate that
it will take another appropriation as
large as the present one, ($433,000) to
complete the work at the Cascade
locks. A long-suffering and patient
public might take heart of grace, could
the statement be believed, and the hope
cherished that that amount would do
the work. The aforesaid public, how
ever, are not willing to accept the state
ment as true,and have not the least idea
that another, or yet another appropria
tion, no matter how large, will see the
locks completed under the present man
agement. Already $1,1S0,000 have been
expended and there is nothing compar
tively to show for it. What the people
of Eastern Oregon want is that its rep
resentatives in Congress besiege Con
gress and the departments until the
work is let by contract. When this
done we will believe the locks will le
completed, and until it is done we wil
continue to believe that an appropria
tion for the locks is a dead waste of the
peoples' money. It is not alone East
era Oregon that is interested in this
matter, but Portland's future de
pends largely upon the immediate
opening of the Columbia. Channels
trade once esiablished are hard to change.
and these channels are being rapidly
formed between eastern Oregon and
Pttget Sound, and Portland is losing
large portion of a trade, which, in a few
vears will be lost to her entirely, and
forever. If Portland will add her infill
ence, the work mav be taken out of its
present hands, and completed next year
by contract. If she will not, the work
will not le finished this century, and
Portland will have voluntarily surren
dered a trade, which alone, if properly
fostered, would support a citv of double
her present size.
Comparative statements prepared by
clerks of the house and senate commit
tees, show the total estimated needs of
the government for the, next fiscal year
to be$4Sl,032,lG9; increased $75,430,529
over last year, and not including any
thing for rivers and harbors-.. The total
estimated revenues for the current year
are $446,935,031, making an excess of es
timated appropriations, exclusive of de
ficiencies and miscellaneous, over the
estimated revenues, of $34,077,131; The
excess of estimated revenues over, esti
mated appropriations, exclusive f $49,-
224,928 for the sinking fund and excli?:
of deficiencies and miscellaneous, is -147,790,
leaving this amount as the i
plus if the. sinking fund requirement
not included in the estimates. Th
I nm 7 mm imn f, vnt;.
000,000 or o,000,000"for drawbacks unc
t he last tan if law.
The telegraphic news in this paper
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neM-spaper here with our present popula-';
'' -ir to take the rdsnatclies.' but the
'hiviicl( l:as urrogj?d for a special"
" 'Trice vvnif-n will uocoaruy he bnet.
We make tliis rlalament as "we do not
wif.ii to vail ui.der ftilse enlc
J 'A htu i.-;UiO;.loifi:ca between Quakers
s.nd eaVoiess land !;dh -a? Ths former omit
' ! -a re-'their lira:! u.id the latter to air
TRiWiupds. -v . .. f
though V lie former get a decided prefer
The most prosperous family is
the one that takes advantage of
BROOKS & BEERS
- will sell yon choice
Groceries and Provisions
OF ALL KINDS, AND
AT MORE KEASONABI.ES KATES
THAN ANY OTHER PLACE
IN THE CITY.
deliver all pur-
chases without charge.
390 & 394 Second St.
D. 1. Thompson" J. S. Schexck. H. M. Beau,
President. ice-1'restdent. Calmer.
Hist Um Bank.
A General Banking Business transacted
Deposits received, subject to p-isht -Draft
Collections made and proceeds promptly
1 11 ,!
remitted on uay oi collection.
Sight and Telegrapliic Exchange sold on
jSew xorfc, t?an trancisco and Port
Thompson. Jxo. S. Schexck.
. Spahks. Geo. A. Liebk.
H. M. Be all.
FRENCH 8t CO.,
transact a gekeralbankixg business
Letters of Credit issued available in the
Sight Exchange and Telegraphic
Transfers sold on New York, Chicago, St.
Louis, San Irancisco, .Portland Oregon,
Seattle Wash., and various points in Or
egon and Washington.
Collections made at all points on fav
C. N. THORXBURY.
T. A. HUDSON,
Late Kec. L . S. Luna Office.
THQRHBURY & HUDSOH.
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDING,
' Postoffice Box 330,-
THE DALLES, OR.
And all other Business in the U. S. Land Office
Promptly Attended to.
We have ordered Blanks for Filings,
Entries and the purchase of Railroad
Lands linder 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.
Front street Gip store,
THE DALLES, OREGON.
W. H. JONES,
Opposite the Umatilla House.
HAVE ON SALE THE BEST BRANDS OF
Imported and Domestic
CIGARS and TOBACCO.
ALSO A FULL LINE OF
PURE HAVANA CIGARS.
1 ' PROPRIETOR OF THE
New Vogt Block, Second St.- .
Wholesale and retail-
puor v Dealer,
:!KEE BEER ON DRAUGHT.
tt'AII) FOR ANV INFORMATION
X the conviction of rartieseuttinjr
ii any v:;v iiiforfcrine with the
Uaniis of Tiit-; Elkctkc l.tujii
11. 'ji.K.x.y. .
V.- K aims of TliB ElKnuir l.nmi TTT 1- i I. CM-t. 1 1 " CtrrAMn 5?T TIJ HA! I SX CTl '
' ii. U1.EN.V. VV aSIUiigWii ou . . v. --v- X
Have? Moved to the Corner of
Third antiunion Streets,
Oil Postoffice Building.
SNIPES fit KlNESIiV,
Wholesale and Estail Bmiists.
Fine Imported, Key West and Domestic
(J. E. BlfKgp; (JO.,
Opef a House Block, 3d St.
Carpets anil Furniture,
And be Satisfied as to
QUALITY MD PRICES.
W. E. GARRETSON,
SOLE AGENT FOB THE
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
i:;: Second St., TIio Dalles, Or.
H. Grlenn lias removed his
oiS.ce and. the'ofiice of the
Electric Light Co. to 72
f - v; cr !
The Gate City of the InlandSJSmpire is situated at
the head of navigation on
is a thriving, prosperous
It is the supply city for an extensive and rich agri
cultural and grazing country, its trade reaching as
far south as Summer Lake,
THE LARGEST WOOL MARKET.
The rich grazing country along the eastern slope
of the the Cascades furnishes pasture for thousands
of sheep, the wool from -which finds market hf '"r;
The Dalles is the largest
point in America, about
shipped this year. -
THE VINEYARD OF OREGON
The country near The Dalles produces splendid
crops of cereals, and its fruits cannot be excelled. It
is the vineyard of Oregon, its grapes equalling Cali
fornia's best, and its other fruits, annles. -nears
prunes, cnerries etc., are unsurpassed..
The salmon fisheries are
yielding this year a revenue of $1,500,000 which can
and will be more than doubled in the near future.
The products of the beautiful Klickital valley find
market here, and the country south and east has this
year filled the warehouses, and all available storage
places to overflowing with their products. .
It is the richest city of its size on the coast, and its
money is scattered over and is being used to develop,
more farming country than is tributary to any other
city in Eastern Oregon.
Its situation is unsurpassed! Its climate delight
ful! Its possibilities incalculable! Its resources un
limited! And on these corner stones she stands.
Domestic and Imported'
ENGLISH AND FRENCH cAoTH.
The very Best Qnality, First
Repairing and Cleaning at Reasonable
D. W. EDWARDS,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Wall Papers, Decora
tions, Artists' Materials, Oil Paintings, Chromos ani Steel Emrayinis.
Mouldings and Picture Frames, Cornice Poles
Etc., Paper Trimmed Free. y
276 and 278, Second Street. .
L. RORDEN Sz CO.
Lai'gest and Best Assortment of CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Ever Brought to this City.
Your presence is Cordially Invited at our Stdre
EARLY AND OFTEN".
VOGT BLOCK, SECOND ST., THE DALLES, OR.
: For the Best Brands and Purest
oSe5a!e : Ijcjuor : Dealer,.
i . ....
the Middle Columbia,
a distance of over
M A ,
original wool sniping
5,000,000 pounds iieine
the finest on the Columbia
- class Woit Fit Guarantee!
Opera House, Third St.
The Dalles, Or.
Quality of Wines and Liquors, go to :