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WathlnKton, Jan. 13 Tho Houio
Ways and Meana committee this moru
ing decided to report n tubstituto (or
tho Hill bill, which provides a Tobatc on
all kinds ol coal, Irom all eource, lot
ono year, virtually placing coal on the
Irco list for that period. Tho bill will
be called in tho Homo this afternoon,
nnd will undoubtedly pass immediately.
Dalrell, Payne and Groavenor, by re
quest of the preeident called nt th
'White House this morning for consul
tation on tho coal situation. Balder
the propoted legislation granting a re
bate, other plans will bo diecuesed,
which participants In tho conforonco re
'faio to ditcuss.
In the Benato this morning Cultorton
ntroduccd a resolution exempting the
duty on anthracite and asked tho im
mediate consideration, but it Was ruled
out of order. Culberson declared there
was an unbroken precedent in the Sen
ate since ISIS for such action, under
constitution. Aldrlch objected because
of another phase of tho Vest retolutlon
which would bo considered regular or
dor. Tho resolution went over.
Tho Ways and Means committee this
afternoon decided not to bring the
amended Hill bill beforo the House as a
privileged bill, which would cause them
to be subject to amendment. It Is de
sired to submit it bo that it will immod
lately pass. Inetead it has been decided
to bring in a rule for consideration at
TJnder tho caption of "Delays at Co
lumbia Rivor" the Journal of Commerce
of December 24, published at Liverpool,
"Eerious delay is being experienced
by sailing ships in crossing the bar of
the Columbia River, Oregon.
"One Liverpool sailing ship woi de
layed there from November 7 until De
cember 14 before she was able to cross
the bar, and the owners of anothor Liv
erpool sailing ship have received a cable
from their captain dated the fjth inst.
that ho is ready for sea and will sail as
soon as the bar can be crossed, but that
there are l'J sailing Ehins beforehlm toro-
ceive the services of tho tugs.
"These delays at the mouth of the
Columbia Rivor are of constant recur
rence, and are due to the following
"First Tho siftrng up of tho bar at
AMcria and the Jraposibillty of loaded
ships crossing it except under weather
.conditions that can tcarsely be looked
for during the winter month?, which is
tho very timo of year when tho great
,bulk of vessels load at Portland.
"Two Thp absurdly inadequate pro
vision made for towing vgbecIb frcm sea
to Astoria and from Astoria to Portland
and vice versa, owing to the tugs being
tho property of a monopoly,
"Three Tho intolerable treatment of
imnsters and owners by tho crirnp?."
' Tho Second Story Mau Well,
Tho Bank Burglar Well, wo'ro bav
in n lot of competition from de fcllera
m do inside. Puck.
NEW STEAMSHIP CO
FOR COAST TRADE
H W Goodall and Geo D Gray & Co
In the New Corpor
ation A San Francisco dispatch says: The
California & Oregon Coast Steanmhip
Company has been organized in this city,
succeeding to tho ateatuor business of
Georgo D. Gray A Co. Tho now corpor
ation has a capital Btockut ?30O,O0O, with
the right to issue nn equal amount In
Tho officers of tho now company ore:
Georse D. Gray, president; E. J. Holt,
vice-president; Georgo 0. Lako, secre
tary; Georgo D. Gray. E. J. Holt, 0. C.
Martin, Gsorgo Frttch and H. W. Good,
all, directors. All are well known iu
connection with Coast shipping matters
The tleet of steamers to bo owned and
controlled by tho new California A Ore
gon Coatt Steamship 'Company include!
the Norao City, .Alliance, Despatch,
I'rentlM, Fulton, Ruth, Navarro anj
Gualala. Tho three last named have
been prominent in tho fleet of tho Beadle
Steamship Company, which retains tho
Though tho new company's officers
disclaim any intention of absorbing
o'her steam schooner concomr, it is re
ported that expansion is tho aim of the
corporation, and that it is likely to be
come by far the strongest organization
of its kind on tho Coast. Lumbor and
rain aro the principal items of freight
io be carried by the steamers.
Has a Very Conven
Doesn't Know Much
About Coal Prices
Philadelphia, Jan. 13 Business Sales
Agent Torroy, of the Delaware A Had
eon, took the stand beforo the anthra
cite commission today, and Watkina be
gan Ills examinations. He testified the
company had no control of and derived
no loss or benefit from prices in New
York or elsewhere, selling together un
der contract. Cloeoly questioned by
Watklns, Wright and Clark tho witnoso
developed amazing ignorance concern
ing his own business. He declared he
could not toll what prico the company
was now receiving for coal in Hoboken.
Watkina said : "Can you tell where 1
con got a schedule of the prices of coal
for tho last ten years. Can you furnish
me flguraa of your company.
Wilson sternly said: "I want you to
understand this is not a question wheth
er company likeB or dielikes but as to
your ability to furnish tho information."
Darrow mado desperate offorta to pin
him to acta but it was unavailing.
Torrey slid away, pleaded ignoranco or
evaded questions. Darrow and Torroy
finally engaged in a heated jcraoml al
tercation, and Wilson fairly ehoutcd
down that those personalities must be
," Plnirpong originated J KiiKlrind und
AVttu Unit played .with rubber bails.
Geer and Chamberlain
Special Election -for
Salem, Jan. 12 Atrangemcnta ill
ba perfected this afternoon for tho in
auguration Wednesday, at 10 oclock.
At that time tho two Iioupcs will tnret in
joint session of thulrgisluturr. Govern
or Chamberlain will deliver his inaugur
al address, ami these exercises will con
sumo thu greater part nf the day.
Regarding a special election to fill
Congressman Tongue's place, it will
probably be called by Govornor Cham
berlain at such a time ns to affect only
thn term beginning on 4h of March.
It would not be practical to electa man
for the unexpired torm. and wonld re
quire another special election for the
regular term- Governor Chamberlain'?
usual good tense would not sanction
PERKINS AND HEYBURN
FOR CAL AND IDAHO
Sacramonto. Jau 14 Geo. 0. Perkins
has been re-elected Senator,
Boiec, Jan IS Thelegiflatufoln joint
session hero tcday elected W. 0, Hey
burn Kepreeentive candldato for United
Mm. Hamilton' Irr Crrnra.
Mrs. Alexander Hamilton hail tin
first ice cream in thu city of WnidiluK
ton. Sho used to tell with amusement
of the delight with which President
Andrew Jackson first taMed it. Guests
at tho next Whltu House reception
wore treated to the frozen mystery,
and grcut wiih the fun of the initiated
when they saw tho reluctance of oth
ers to taste the cold stuff. Tho.su from
tho rural districts especially, eyed it
suspiciously, then united each ten
Hpoouful witli thu breath beforo swal
lowing it. Tho next timu they hud a
chaucc they uta U with delight.
Pronounced My Ca.se
Said I Would Die Of
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"I have every reaion to recommend the
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case incurable. I noticed your advertisement
in some paper, and bought kix bottles of the
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my profession continually i.incc first taking
the remed if-, eight years ago. 1 am a musi
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music, musical conductor, etc. I have taught
all over the state of Mkhigan and have
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Hate and have iieard nothing but rood re
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I THE MYSTERIOUS VOICE
Uetwoon tlfo atones of Comluclor
,Tom l'opo nrd Sundy McTougal,
backed by Sandy MuTougnl'ii
friends, ono gcU.n pretty good iden
of Sandy's remarkable ndvonturo
,with u voice or, us, Sandy terms it,
srith tho dovil in a box.
Tom Pope is conductor nnd Mc
Tougnl is baggage nmHtcr on tho
'Air line, which runs from tho At
lantic ocean to "the middle of next
"Moat astonishing thing, Hint
hunt of Sandy's for n voice," said
tho conductor tho other night.
41 What was that?"
"Well, it was this: Sandy was
lonely And miserable. Nobody talk
ed to him or gave him n quarter for
not smashing tho baggage, so ho
took to brown studies and naps be
tween stations. Tho night of his
voice business his car wns jamful
of luggage. The moro trunks Sandy
has on board tho crosser ho gets.
There was n camp meeting on a
switch oil truck, nud at tho junction
I picked up n lot of nobby passen
gers who wero lenving for other
places of amusement, and there was
no end of trunks.
"McTougnl got things into shnpo
nbout 11 o'clock, I reckon, nnd ns
there's n pnrt of tho run where it's
a good hour between stntions ho
cot ready for n snooze. Ho picked
out the softest trunk in tho pilo onj
which to pillow his Head, tutctt bacK
his chair with his feet on tho
ronndfl..ntilled his hat over his face
and wint to sleep, liow's that,
"Quite kecrcct," responds the
'Very well; then you tell it for
awhile. I wasn't there, you know."
"It didn't scorn's if I'd 'been asleep
moro'n a minute." began Sandy,
"when there wns n lively jump of
the enr, nn' I sort of como to lifo
with a jerk,
heerd, ns if
At the same time I
'way off, a noise liko
some one. n-talkin'. But I thought I
'twas a brakeman outside an' was I
jes' a-dozin' oil ng'in when right
nt my ear in n thin, shnrp voico
suthiiV said, '0 Lord!'
"I ain't no fool, I ain't," Sandy
asserts, throwing back his bend de
fiantly, "an' whon that tin whisper
comes into my car I jes' opened my
eyes, epoetin' to bco some of tho
boys around. Hut not n liviu' thing
wns visible So I enid to myself, I
snored; thnt's what's tho matter.'
An' oft 1 goes a-noddin' nn' drenm
in'. "Then ng'in I hears that voice.
It says quite distinctly, 'I want to
"Now, I wasn't n bit mistaken
this time. I heerd it. llut 'foro I
could get my wit3 together there
wns n yell soundin' 'way off.
"'That's my death cnll,' says I
to myself, instantly cnllin' to mind
fellows who had heerd liko sounds
an' were dead in leas'n a week. Then
I says to myself, 'Sandy, don't bo a
fool 1' an' jumps to my foot as wido
awake ns 1 am now.
"It wns n woman's squawk, an' I
could liavo sworn to it. Then it
sung out in tjn trumpet stylo:
"I hauled over tho tool chest an'
tho water barrel nn' tho cupbonrd in
the corner nn' looked out on tho
platforms an' did everything a mnn
could do under tho circumstances
to find out what wns a-makin' of
that fuss. I went to tho sido door
to cool myself an' was a-fnnnin' my
faco when, blnmo mo, if I didn't
hear n cornet start off with tho
'Rogues' March' an' a gruff .voico
f oiler it with:
" 'h tho midst of lifo wo are in
"I yanked my head round nn'
didn't eco nuthin' that wasn't thoro
before. That threw mo off my pins.
Then a rooster crowed, an' a feller
with a cold in his nose counted Ion
forward an' then backward, an an
other cuss with n bullfrog voico or
dered mo: 'Wnko up! 'Tho devil
wants you!' You needn't laugh,
gentlemen, when I tell you I run,
an' so'd you if you'd been thar. 1
was certain tho devil had como for
me, late, but sure, an' I didn't wait
for him to ask for my ticket."
Tom Popo nt this point broke
into a stentorian laugh.
"If, gentlemen, you'd scon Sandy
como flying into tho car where I
was silting, you would never stop
laughing. You may not believe it,
but his brown faco wns ns whito ns
your shirt fronts, and bis eyes were
us hie as billiard balls. Ue Uasticu
"down No nislo and whispered In
"'Pnin. Tom. como with mo I'
I "'.What's tho matter, Mac?' I
said. 'What nils you?'
' Pnin llin ilnvil'fl ill 111V CUT.
IIo's been a-euttin' up for an hour,
nn' I'm most crazy. If you'ro myj
friend, come with mo I' ,
"Ho wasn't drunk, because ho(
'doesn't drink. It wnsn't rollgloun;
onlhusinam, becauso Sandy had no;
religion. I almost believed ho(
nicnift whnf lio said nnd Hint lio Hail (
been called for. I got tip in a bur-.
ay and followed htm. '
"I hndn't moro thnn got inside
tho baggage car when from among
tho trunks something sung out,
'Shut that door and pull down your
vest 1' I
"Sandy wanted to fight thon," ,
continued Tom. "He danced around j
that car liko a prizefighter in tho t
ring until tho voice cried out quite
loud, 'Damnation I'
"Tshawl' I mid to Sandy. 'That!
is n boxed up parrot.' " i
"An' then the parrot told you
you lied," asserts McTougnl.
"Yes," says Tom cheerfully. j
"An' then you said do you ro-.
member what you said ?"
"No, Mae. "llut wnsn't I nt your i
sido when wo got into tho next ,
conch n second later?" '
"Wo enmo back with two brake
men," McTougnl remarks, continu
ing. "One of them brakemen looked
on ton of tho car an' under it nn' in
it. lie stuck to it that there wns u ,
ventriloquist nbout, but gnvo that
idee up when ho couldn't find no
body." "U'rt flnttr I lines iriitila rirrlil mill
left in a lively style," observed
II U tilltlK WW ll t fy "
Pope, "but not n thing; did wo dis-
cover no human living or dead
thing not a nlncc from which the
noise came. We were puzzled, vou
mny believe, and if tho Hrarch hud
stopped there the road might hayo
warehoused that coach, for no rail-
road man would have traveled in n
car that wns hnunttd. llut tho end
came. Whilo wo were- looking in
each other's face and frightened in
being blocked in that sort of way
tho voice spoke ngnin. It said very
distinctly: 'Let me out! I am dy
"It was under my arm, tho votco
was," Sandy cxcliums, "in n big
trunk thnt had come from cump
meeting. I sung out for Jako to
run for a doctor, if there was ono
on the train, an' Tom nn' me put
that trunk on the floor ns gently n
if 'twns glms. "i'was light enough.
We thought the poor thing must be
almost a skeleton. I got hold of
tho sledge hammer. 'Keen up yotit
courage, ma'am,' I shouted, 'an we'll
have you out in a jifTy!'"
"Vou should have seen Sandy at
that moment," says Pope enthusi
astically. "He looked n hero, every
inch of him. Hu gave that hammer
four sweeping swings. Crash!
Crash! Kip! Tear! Oil came the
lop, and it was filing clean across
the enr. A pile of light, fleecy stuff
followed. A dozen faces looked nn.x
iously into that trunk, expecting to
sec tho body of n dying or dead wo
man. Sandy seemed beside himself
"We crowded around the trunk,
and the doctor knelt down beside
it. Ho pulled out a lot of rags very
carefully, ran his arm down on a
prospecting tour, lifted up a great
wad of cotton, took a good long
look under it, roso to his feet nud
bean to curse everybody nnd call
them all a pack of fools. Then ho
changed his tuno and began to
laugh. I asked him n little angrily
what ho was making such u fuss
about nnd if ho proposed to tukc
out tho body.
"'Dody! Body! Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Boo here, gentlemen!' And he
tossed out tho cotton from thu
trunk, showing u funny looking ma
chine nt tho bottom, 'this is String
fellow's phonograph that he's had
down to camp meeting,' the doctor
said. 'IIo took ono of Edison's con
cerns and rigged it tin so as to go
by clockwork. Tho shaking of tho
car set it in motion. It's been re
pealing, parrolliko, only what was
told to it by tho snints and sinners.
Very simple, you eco. I won't chargo
you anytliing for my visit, conduct
or. Good night.' And off ho went.
"Sandy, our friends hero want to
know how that dream of yours over
that trunk ended,"
"Oh, Ihoy do, do they? iWanl,
gentlemon, T hud to pay tho cohI of
that trunk, nn' trunks cosl in theso
limes. It took n month's snlary to
do it, which isn't complimentary to
tho road. I learned ono lesson. Ii
over want Jo .onen any muu'ti 1 ile
J " a
gage in future, I'll smash it in pro
Wn Nat-limn Drnirbnokt.
HrltlKnt wn'n ciiuiikh1 to bo iiiiiitIihJ
In ii vniiiiir nlllllllior. TiTl'llCO Down i
liniins nml when, two weekii before the
.liiv nut rnr ilm Wodilllll.'. film fell (loWII
the cellar wtalni Mho wan In tho ileptbrt
MS... Irl(n nut mill ' III V frOJlt
iiili . n1u) wiiIImI to her tnlittrcwi, "nml.
nty froth hiiM been my brut hen tit?,1
init'iiiilI'Miliniy'M tlio tlino Torcnro inn
had mo show ein to bin frlemln nnd
rumnrlicil how lino they Werol Oh,
ulmlMI i do? Wlmt'll I tloV
"Tell Tereneo all nbout It when Iia'
eoinoH toiiluht, and I'm sure he'll nay,
he'M only Kind you were not inert nis
verely Injtiied," Mild her mlnlres. but
ItrlilKut hhook her bend nnd retimed to
bo comforted. '
"'Twould bo bolter for me If In
lirnkn iwttiui of iny boiiex." hhe mild
gloomily, "and maybe nil of Vin." I
Thnt evniliu: nfter Terence had cotno
nud koiio llrldget mipenretl before her
inlNtrenM, the gloom koiio nnd her fnco
net In n broud mnllo.
"I towld him nil nlwnit It," alio said
Kiiyly, "nud he nyn to me. 'Wlml'ii a
tiMith more or lens when It eomeii to
ciKikln'7' he Miy ciireleiwillkii nnd paw
rd on to CiiNHldy'n wnko an If 'twati uo
mutter at all!" .
a run ninrr.
"Tnlk about UnIi nud things of thn
neal" mild ho who claimed to be u ni
fnrliiK man. " 'Twiih In the year-well,
It wan ii kimmI whllo ago and we wero
ttontliiK Hoiuewliere iirouiid-well, ono
of the oceans. t)n day we wot bend
ing mm' by itou'wcMt, liitltudi'-l forget
eMictly which when a ripple In tho
water nuggeateil the prem-lice of a
h:it!. Vou call nlwnyn trll n ftlinrtc
by lt ripple. IIc'h got one of 111 own.
We never lauded it uood npeeliilrn. and
when he nhowed his head 1 could well
tell be wan u ten footer. I nlwnn ivnit
(julik nud preelNr A knife In mo
mouth, n Jtiinp. and I landed hondforo.
moht lietweeii the hhiirk'H Jiiwh (julvU
n h ii llnh I tinned uroiiud. With inn
knlfo I out holer through bin hldeit for
my legH and nrnm to puiei through nnd
NWnm bnel; to the rdilp. Well, he wan
n line inorwel, that Huh wiih, nml wo
lived on him for wrekn Ih It true?
Well" and he displayed a nplluter from
thu hnndlo of thu knife. Harper'u
Thf IlnclitK Crnnrl.
The ordinary camel, which will tirvct
hurry under nuy clrcuiimtnuce.-, Iia
been tntiiMforiued In itoiithern AlgerU
Into nn nnlmnl no dlffcreut Iu U, tem
pr nud nppearancc that It mny ulmaat
be looked tiixin nn a different race. Tbls
tho racing cnmnl. prlinl fir IU
peed. Thu result of many Kouerntloui
of careful breeding, which linn been i-n-cournKiil
by vnlunblo prUcr. It cn b
depoudel iiikiii for nine or ten mile no
luuir. whim It enn keep j for niitnsi
or iMiveiiteeii bourn, nliuoNt without n
top. ItM value Iu live or ten time that
of the Ix-iiht of burden. The camel
rncox nre iopular Hport and uro made
exciting by the ovldeut lntlret of Uic
creutureM thenihelveH Iu winning. .
A I.ocLc of rirnuirii.
A very inntter of fact old gentleman
tho other day called to M-e nelKlibor,
mi old IrlHhwomnu, who hint been alt
liiK for homo time, when the followluc
converHiitlou took place nt the door:
"Ami how do you ilnd yourwlf today,
"Kure, your honor, I'm mighty bril.
Thl HhfM'kltiK weuther 'II bo tho end;
of me. I'll bo n (lend woman before.
"Hootx, toots, woninn! Yu'vo bi-en
wiyliiK' thnt for tho hmt twenty yearn!
I'll tell ye what It hi-yo wunt ilrmuetui
o' mind. Kin' n dny for yer deelut; uul
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Without perfect digestion (hero can
not bo proper uhhIuiIIiiIJoii.
Without proper urudmllatlou there
cannot bo nutrition.
Without nutrition there cannot bul
Without health what Iu lifo worth?
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