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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 18G3.
NOTES OF A TOURIS
A DeMtfol Trirn toe Uml
EiTer Ijy Remittor Line.
CAPT. SHORTS BAPTIST CHURCH
The Beautiful Palls of Multnomah
I.UHK BOCK IS ACUOTSNTBD FOB
Ooeont Oarn and the Devil's Gate
way Oiant Portals of Dark Gray
Stone Castle Roek.
From the Coldwater, Mich., Republican.
In Portland we decided to take the
"opposition line" and had no reason
regret oar choice. Leaving Portland in
the morning on the steamer Dalles City
we reach the cascades at noon, where
we connect with the steamer Regulator
and reach The Dalles in the early
evening. As the steamer leaves Port
. land about daylight, those who desire
can find pleasant state rooms on the
steamer and avoid early rising. We
take advantage of this privilege.
seemed quits romantic as we went on
board the little steamer moored at the
' foot of Yamhill street. It was a beauti
ful moonlight night. We eat on deck
enjoying the scene nntil all was quiet
along the shore and 'a distant clock
chimed the midnight hour. We were
told of oar departure front the shore the
following morning at daybreak by the
screeching whistle of the steamer. At
seven the breakfast bell rings. ' We find
the -Dalles City a neat little river
steamer, the tables supplied with every
thing to tempt the appetite and the
officers and employes most obliging and
attentive. The early morning is gray
: and foreboding, but soon a bright patch
of sky i" seen id the east and beiore we
are aware of it the clouds, mist and fog
disappear and a more beautiful autumnal
day could not be imagined.
Through the kindness of the captain
and pilot we are invited to ride in the
pilot house and the journey throughout
was one of inexpressible delight. Cap
tain Short is a merry, good natured gen
tleman, full of jokes and although pass
ing over this same route so many days
in the year he does not seem to be weary
of the green clad mountains, the gray
Bom ber rocks, or the cool, dark-shadowed
canons. ' As we glide along over the
quiet water he calls our attention to
many points of interest and tells of
many Indian legends in regard to cer
tain localities. As we near Cape Horu
we notice the queer shape of the rocks,
rising hundreds of feet in the air. Those
near the shore have separated from the
main rock and resemble gigantic fingers
pointing upwards. As we round the
cape the pilot says : "There is the cap
tain's Baptist church." I looked and
saw that Nature had ahiselled in the
rock, the exact shape of a church,
"Why is it a Baptist church?" said I
The captain said "I call it a Baptist
-church because it is convenient to the
water." The mountains are many of
them covered with the green fir trees,
intermingled with shrubs and trees.
brilliant as the autumn tints, while
- often there is nothing but the gray, bar-
: ren rock cut into the form of turrets and
castles and towers, looking like the ruins
of some ancient city. Over these rocks
in many places tiny mountain streams
come tumbling into the river and again
the water pours di.wn from dizzy
highte, a giant stream carrying every
thing before it.
Multnomah falls is the most beautiful
of any along the river. The mountains
here rise to the hight of two thousand
feet and from the midst Multnomah falls
rushes down eight hundred and forty
feet, an immense body of water flashing
in the sunlight like millions of diamonds.
From the steamer the falls seem like a
narrow ribbon in comparison with the
broad mountains by their side, but we
are told the stream is fully forty feet in
width. A huge boulder in the midst of
the river has been called Lone Rock.
The captain tells ns the Indians think
that one of their giant warriors tried to
ford the stream with this rock on his
head and let it drop before he reached
the opposite shore. After passing
Multnomah falls the mountains are very
beautiful. Deep, dark gorges and can
ons where' the sunlight never penetrates,
speak to as of the home of the bear, cun
ning wolf and wild cat, and the captain
points out the place where but a few
days before a shy deer was seen darting
in and out among the pine trees. .
. Oneonta gorge is a charming glimpse
of mountain wildness with Oneonta falls
at the entrance, murmuring of the cool,
shady retreat in the gorge beyond. The
captain informs us we are soon to pass
what he has named the Devil's gateway,
thinking it a most appropriate name
Two gigantic portals of dark gray stone,
. exactly the same shape, on either side of
a dark abyss, seem to form an entrance
to ahnore w ild and blacker region. We
pass Columbia peak and Castle rock, the
latter 1,700 feet high, looks as though it
might have been the home of some giant
race in ages past.' Bradford's island is
an old Indian burial ground. Moun
tains 3,500 feet in hight over-shadow it ;
on three sides the peaceful waters kiss I
its shores. It seems so quiet and still
here, the profound silence only broken
by the occasional passing of a steamer
or the rowboat of a. lonely fisherman.
The shore varies as we advance, forming
almost innumernble delightful pictures.
Perpendicular Hues of rocks that as
sume the forms of battlements, majestic
ramparts, columns, shafts and castle
walls rise with more than the grace of
modern architecture. A. L. 8.
Often the rocks form a solid wall on
either side for miles with here and there
a solitary pine tree springing oat from
the crevices with apparently no nourish
ment for its roots. The sides of the
mountains are ragged and percipitous,
relieved here and there by a tumbling
water fall or a dancing cascade. Oft
times we look back and the mountains
have seemingly" hedged in the path by
which we have come. Soon we hear
the rapids where the river has narrowed
for two hundred feet. Here the water,
dashing and rushing over and between
the cruel looking rocks, forms a seething
whirlpool ' through which it seems sui
cidal to think of passing. But with our
careful captain at the helm we glide
safely through the narrow channel, five
miles in length, and reach the cascades,
where there is a fall in the river of forty
feet and the water is foaming and splash
ing in a mad tumble over trie rocks.
The Dalles City stops here, as no boat
could stem this rushing current, and the
passengers and freight are carried
around the shore on a queer little rail
way, the distance of one mile, where the
steamer Regulator is puffing at the
wharf eager to be gone.. Immense locks
are now being constructed at this point.
When completed they will be of great
benefit as the inland products of Oregon,
Idaho and Washington can then be
readily carried to every seaport under
Such an interesting legend, of the
cascades was told me by the captain, I
cannot refrain from mentioning it.
Long ago in the remote ages, there was
natural bridge across the river. It
was built for the red man by the Great
Spirit and was very beautiful. It was
like an arch on which grew trees and
lovely flowers. Under it the river
flowed calm and serene. The two giants,
Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood, many miles
apart, sat ever scowling at each other.
At last they had a terrible quarrel which
resulted in a battle lasting many days.
It thundered and ugntened ; immense
rocks and boulders were thrown at each
other and the air was filled with smoke.
When at last the thundering ceased and
the smoke cleared away, the red men
returned bnt the beautiful bridge was
gone and in its place the river was filled
for many miles with the huge locks over
which the water was tannbling, tossing
and surging in mad fury. And so it has
been since then, wrathful and danger
ous, scientists agree that there mast
have been-at one time a volcanic dis
turbance bat it is to the Indians we trace
this pretty legend.
We are again favored with a seat in
the pilot house of the Regulator, and
the voyage is resumed with an interest
equal to that of the trip below the cas
cades. Soon we are enjoying an nnin
tempted view of Mt. Hood, it rises
white and glittering from a broad plain.
In the foreground is the river and the
stately pine trees; on either side the
'everlasting hills," georgeous in their
dress of crimson and gold. We are in
Bight of the icy peak for many miles, so
white and perfect against the blue sky,
Just at sunset, stopping to take ou some
freight, we discover an Indian camp
near the shore. In the dying light the
faces of the Indians look dark and sav
age. They are crouching in Indian
fashion on the grass under the willow
trees, lazily awaiting the arrival of the
steamer. We are naturally anxious to
investigate the camp and ask them if
they have any curios for sale. But evi
dently they are not posted as to the
wants of the average tourist and gaze at
us in blank astonishment.
The moon appears over the hills, a a
rein of silver, but very soon round and
full, almost dazzling in its brilliancy.
The river was enchanting in the sun-
ght bat in the soft, mellow, dreamy
moonlight there was an added .charm
that no pen cbnld portray. As we near
Memaloose Island, not yet discernible
in the dim light, the captain standing at
the wheel guiding the boat over the
tranquil waters, telle us we will soon
pass one of the most noted Indian burial
grounds along the river. The Indians
wrapped their dead in rawhide, laid
them on the ground and built low,
wooden houses over them, calling them
dead houses. ( Here oa Memaloose
island many of these houses yet remain,
many also have been destroyed, and
hundreds of Indian bones lie bleaching
in the sun.
As the lights in the city of The Dalles
glisten in the distance, we realize that
our pleasant journey is nearly over.
This beautiful river, with its waters a
deep green like the sea, so deep in many
places that the bottom has never been
touched, has often been cdoipared to the
Hudson, with its hundreds of pic-.
turesque villas on every hand, but It is
entirely different. It is more imposing,
more ragged, and fills one with s sense
of giant strength in repose. The Rhine
and Rhone have been cited. There are
no castles, no vineyards,- no carefully
planned effects on the Columbia; noth
ing made to order. All is as fresh, as
free, as natural as when first this mighty
flood sprang through those frowning
mountain bights and found its way to
the sea. But the little steamer touches
the dock, we say goodbye to our genial
captain, and our charming ride on the
Columbia river is a dream of the past. -
A. L. 8.
His Physicians TIM mere is no Im
MUCH REFRESHED YESTERDAY.
Dr. Loomis Agrees in Every Particular
With Johnson and Hyatt
POSSIBLT 8LAINI MAT BITIVH,
BnfBelently for blm to ha Removed t
Rom, Mora Congenial Climate.
Washington, Dec. 19. At 9 o'clock
this morning a reporter who called at
Blaine's residence and was told the ex
secretary was awake and his condition
no worse than yesterday afternoon
The physicians had not yet visited him
this morning. The statement given out
that he is no worse seems to preclude
the possibility that he shows any
marked improvement. ' Not since Presi
dent Garfield lay mortally wounded by
Guiteau's bullet has there been such i
display of pnblic interest in the condi
tion of a sick man as manifests itself in
the case of Blaine. The room in the
historic house on Lafayette square, in
which the sick man lies, is one in which
an attempt was made to assassinate
Dr. Loomis, of New York, arrived this
morning and went at once to the Blaine
mansion.. He went into consultation
with Drs. Johnson and Hyatt. He
agreed in every particular with them as
to the diagnosis and treatment- At the
close of the consultation the doctors
gave out the following: -"Although
Blaine's condition during the last week
has given serious anxiety,, yet at the
present moment he is decidedly better,
and in no immediate danger. It is im
possible to predict what changes may
occur, but his condition this morning
gives a more hopeful feeling as to the
progress of his disease." The doctors
will not say, however, that Blaine is
anything like out of danger; still, one
of them said he had very strong hopes
that Blaine might improve so it wonld
be possible for him to be removed to
some more congenial climate, presuma
bly California, where the change wonld,
he thought, be beneficial, if it did not
work a complete cure.
Since the dispatch was placed in type.
which came last night concerning the
condition of Mr. Blaine, late . informa
tion is to the effect that the family have
reluctantly given up hope, and realize
that death may come at any time,
When the physicians state that Mr.
Blaine is better they simply mean that
he is alive, and that is about the true
statement of his condition. Cordials of
a stimulative nature ana oiner nquia
nourishment are given him at frequent
intervals, and those alone keep him
alive. He lies helplesB on big bed and
cannot change his position without the
aid of his attendants. Ir. Blaine may
not live twelve hours, and he may sur
vive three or tour days, out tnis is
Kansas fuel Famine.
Kansas, City, Dec. 20.' A fuel famine
is almost certain in Kansas, ine set
tlers cannot burn corn because they did
not raise enough last season to feed the
stock. They are remote from any sup
ply of fuel, and storms have made it im
possible for railroads to haul enough to
supply the demand. There -have been
several hard snow storms and two bliz
zards. The entire state has been cov
ered with snow for three weeks, and
range cattle, which gennerally forage
until January, are deprived of grazing
and suffering for food and shelter.
Many head will perish before spring. .
Blalna la Improving-.
Washington, Dec. 20,. Inquiry at
Blaine's residence this " morning elic
ited the information, that he was
improving. Dr. Johnston visited
Blaine at 9 o'clock and remained a short
time. Subsequently he summarized the
patient's condition by saying: ''Blaine
is as well as yesterday morning,, and
seems refreshed after a good night's
rest. Blaine has no trouble sleeping.
There Is no basis whatever for the re
port that he had hemorrhage." j
A Large and
: - Mr. a
Pleaaamt Assembly Great
d Mrs. Patterson.
The residence of
Patterson was the
Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
scene of a happy
throng of people last evening, the event
being the Crystal wedding, twentieth
anniversary, of the host and hostess.
The apartments were beautifully decor
ated with chrysanthemums, and all who
participated in the pleasures of the
evening will hold the event in cheerful
recollection so long as memory lasts. A
superb collation was served, and there
was an elegant display of remembrances
in china, etc. It is a remarkable coin
cidence that the moniug of the day of
Mr. and Mrs. Patterson's marriage was
ushered by a fall of snow very similar to
that of yesterday.. Among the guests
present Thb Chboniclb representative
noted the following: Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Wilson, Mr., and Mrs. B. S. Hunt
ington, Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Wilson,
Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Curtis, Dr. and
Mrs. W. E. Rinehart, Dr. and Mrs. O.
D. Doane, Dr. and Mrs. O. C. Hollister,
Judge and Mrs. Bradshaw, Judge and
Mrs. Blakeley, Mr. and Mrs. Wint Lord,
Mr. and Mrs. L. . Crowe, Mrs. A. M.
Williams, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Barrett,
Mr. and Mrs. R. F- Gibbons, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Houghton, Mr. and Mrs.
Smith French, Mr. and Mrs. Dan
French, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Michell,
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pease, Mr. and Mrs.
Hobson, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kelly, Mr,
and Mrs. J. B. Crossen, Mr. 'and Mrs,
W. S. Meyers, Mr. and Mrs. S. L.
Brooks, Mrs. Mary E. French, Hon. and
Mrs. Z. F. Moodv, Mr. and Mrs. Briggs.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Brown, Mr. and
Mrs.' J. W. Crawford, Pendleton, Mrs.
G. W. Gray and Mrs. G. G. Lownsdale,
TBB MISHIKO BOT.
His Dlsappearanee Shroaded ay an Air
-The boy missing from the farm of Mr.
Jacob McReynolds, on 15-Mile, mention
of which was made in Thb Chboniclb
yesterday, is still missing, and his ab
sence is shrouded in mystery. Eight
men have hunted for him almost con
tinuously, day and night, since Satur
day. Mr. McReynolds came to the city
last night, hoping to find some trace of
him here, but was unsuccessful. It
seems that be left the house Saturday in
the forenoon, about ten o'clock, instead
of the evening of Saturday, as reported
yesterday. He found three of th,e cows
he was hunting for which he drove up
to the corral, and returned for a fourth
one. He was riding agentle pony, with
out saddle. Te pony was found in - a
gulch Sunday, with the bridle still on.
Tracks of the boy were found in the soft
ground of the same gulch about 100
yards from the pony, on Sunday, lead
ing to hard ground on a ridge, where
they could not be followed any farther.
The boy appeared to be well satisfied
with his place at Mr. Mc ey nold's home,
and was well cared for and liked by all
the household. He was kind in dispo'
sition. and showed no inclination to be
"tricky." His name is Geo. Crowell
He IB 16 years of age. He said he came
from Colville, where his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain live. He
said his parents were both dead. The
whole neighborhood aboutir. McRey
nold's place are interested in the search
for him, and any tidings concerning him
will be gladly welcomed.
-- Praetleal Education.
Mr. R. L. Warner, a Portland boy,
who graduated at Cornell university last
summer, is at present engaged with the
Westinghouee Electric company: as an
expert electrical engineer, and is tern
porarily located at Jersey city, employed
in the construction of an electric rail
way. He is looking forward with pleas
ure to returning to Oregon before a great
while. In a recent letter he says :
find that the shop training and practi
cal work at Sibley, college place me
ahead of men who have been in this
business for some years, and I realize
more than ever the keen foresight and
magnanimity of Ezra Cornell and Hiram
Sibley in building a technical school
where the band and the eye should be
trained to act in unison with the brain,
where practical methods of thought and
systematic investigation of fundamental
truths should be .the main object of the
Looks Like Poisoning.
Helena, Ark., ltec. ZU. A week ago
S. M. Abbereon, a contractor, brought
over 100 convicts to work on the Iron
mountain road. Many unemployed
men are here, and they protested against
bringing convicts here to work. Yes
terday eighteen convicts were taken
violently ill with all the symptoms of
arsenical poisoning. Four are already
dead, and three others will die. The
s'omach of one of the dead men will be
Liver Complaint Bllllonsness.
The chief symptoms of this disease are
depression of spirits, foul coated tongue,
bad tasting mouth, disagreeable breath,
dry skin with blotches and eruptions,
sallow complexion and yellow eves, tired
aching shoulders, dull pain in right side,
faintness, dizziness and irregular bowels.
This complaint in all of its forms can be
readily cured by taking ur. (junn's
Improved Liver Pills as directed, and a
lingering spell or sickness will oiten oe
warded off by their use. Sold at 25
cents a box by Blakeley & Houghton,
druggists. . j
win rn ta Pi in aiv
n iiuu uu iv i iLu auk
Rnaor That President Harriso. fill
Called to Stanfori
WILL DELIVER LAW LECTURES.
A. S. Herder's Criminal Libel Case
Cornea as In Chicago Tomorrow.
ARKANSAS OOMTICTO POISONED.
Blalna Improving- AeeordlngT to Dr.
' ' Johnson, Bepnrts to the Contrary
Washington, Dec. 21. It is rumored
that President Harrison has accented
proposal from President Jordan, of La-
land Stanford, Jr., university, to become
a member of the faculty of that institu
tion. His duties comprise the delivery
of a series of law lectures, which will
call him to Palo Alto two or three times
a year, and it is probable that he will
make California hie winter residence,
Senator Sanford, when interviewed con
cerning the surprising and interesting
news, said : "It is trne that negotia
tions have been pending with a view of
getting President Harrison to accept
position as a member of the faculty of
the university. President Jordan has
conducted the correspondence, and
seems mat president Harrison has ac
Commissioner Merelers Case.
Chicago, Dec. 20. A. 8. Mercier,
alternate world's fair commissioner from
Wyoming, and editor of the North'
western Stock Journal, published at
Cheyenne, who was arrested several
months ago upon complaint of John
Clay, jr., of the firm of Clay, Robinson
& Co., who charges him with criminal
libel, was given a hearing before a jus
tice of the peace, who took the matter
under advisement until December 22d,
Will Use The Telephone.
Chicago, Dec. 21. It is said here
that the Rock Island will supplant the
telegraph with the telephone, in order to
outwit the strikers.
Homestead Potaoalag- Ci
Pittsburg, Dec. 21. The Homestead
poisoning . cases are being considered, by
the grand ' jury today. Edward O
Christy, of the Carnegie Steel company
says so far as the company has been
able to learn the number of persons who
died from the effects of poison is thirty-
two, but many other workmen, some of
whom will appear at the trial, are dying
on their feet. He declares that the
company, since it began its investiga
tion, has been startled by the number of
letters from non-union workingmen all
over the country who became sick at
Hoqiestead and returned to their homes,
Many are still sick. Of 4,000 employed
by the company, over 2,000 became sick,
The coroner proposes to disinter all the
bodies of the workers who died under
suspicions circumstances, and cause
chemical examination of their stomachs
to determine whether they died of poi
' The Boy la Fonnd.
Elmer Underwood, son of P. P. Under
wood of Boyd, came into the city
through the storm this morning to in
form Ths Chboniclb that the missing
boy, Geo. Crowell, had turned up safely
at the farm of J. B. Havely. He had
unceremoniously left Mr. Reynolds, and
said nothing to anybody about it. At
Mr. Havely's he represented that he
came . direct from Idano. It is about
eight miles from McReynold's to Have
ly's across the prairie, and the young
rascal had slept in the snow Saturday
nignt in his shirt sleeves, without cover
or protection, which is satinfactory
proof that he must be "tough." We
are glad to learn that he did not perish
and become food for coyotes, and the
good people of 15-Mile are deserving of
rich rewards for their sympathetic and
unremitting efforts in his behalf. The
proper place for a youth of his age, with
such strange habits, is the state reform
school, and that this boy is not there
now, may, perhaps, after all, be attrib
uted to causes assigned in the flrsj men
tion of his disappearance; that he was
possibly an "escape."
The Medal Contest.
Following is the programme of the
fourth Medal Contest to be held at the
court house Wednesday Dec. 28th, ex
ercises to begin at eight o'clock p. m.
Prayer by Rev. Mr Whisler.
The Cry of Today.
Prohibition Warriors Form in Line.
Our Country's Cruel Tyrant.
Prohibition Battle Call.
The Boys of America.
Young America's War Cry.
Judges Decision. -Music.
Market Boris w.
V "5ay' 22. The holiday i
soi7- stimulated triide in dry goods
J and notions, and the merchant are hav
ing an active trade in those lines. In
other branches, business is of the ordi
nary unafacter for winter months, beinf
strictly confined to local demands ao4
requirements. In produce th market U
dull and prices remain unchanged. Kgga
are scaice and prices must, advance.
Good butter is more sought after and is
not in as good supply. The deep fajl caf I
snow nas cneczed trade and country
products are growing short In ths
The grocery trade is steady and the
former prices are firm. Coal oil has ad
vanced 10 cents per can since the Regu
lator line of steamers went into " their
winter quarters. The grain market is
dull and lifeless. The decline in Euro
pean and eastern markets has been,
seriously felt in our own and a sharp de
cline has taken place.
Portland quotes valley wheat at
$1 12$1 15; Walla Walla at $1 OS to
$1 10 per cental.
The Dalles market is steady at 58 to
60 cents per bus. for No. 1, and 62 to it
cents per bus. for No. 2 and No. S.
Bablbt The market is nearfv lifaln
in barley, prices are down to 70 and '
cents per 100 lbs.
Oats The oat market is stiff and of
ferings are light at $1 26 cents per 100
lbs. Rye 75 cents per bushel.
MiLLsTurrs Bran and shorts are
quoted at $18 00 per ton, mid
dlings $22 60 to $23 00 per ton. Rolled
barley, $23 00 to $24 00 per ton. Shell
ed corn $1 25 per 100 lbs.
Flodb Salem mills flour is quoted at
$5 60 per barrel. Diamond brand at
$3 90 per bbl. per ton and $4 00 per bbi.
i e tail. -
Hat Timothy hay ranges in prise
from $12 00 to $15 00 per ton, according
to quality and condition. Wheat hay is
in full stock on a limited demand at
$10 00 to $12 00 per ton. There is no
inquiry for oat hay, and prices are off.
Alfalfa hay is not much called for, and
is quoted at flO 00 to t!2 no iw, ia
These quotations are for bailed bay ex
clusively. Ben eb Fresh roll butter at 65 to M
cents per roll, in brine or dry salt we
quuie w to o cents per roll.
Jioos ihe egg market is short In
supply and good fresh eggs find ready
aaie.ni, ou cenis per oozen casn.
1oui.tby There is a fair demand for
row is lor a home market and for ship
ment to Portland. Chickens are quoted
at $2 00 to $3 60 per dozen ; turkeys
to 10 cents per B ; geese $7 to $8 perdue,
and ducks $3 to $5 per dozen.
Bbbp a Mutton Beef cattle is in
moderate demand at $2 00 ner 100
weight gross to $2 60 for extra good.
Mutton is held at en advance of laat
rears prices and is Quoted at $3 60 ta
io 25 per bead. Pork offerings -are
light and prices are nominal to 5 to 4)1
gross weight and 5, to 6 cents dressed.
Co'pbb Costa Rica, is Quoted at 22
per lb., by the sack. Salvador. 22v
Arbuckles, 25c -
Sugar Golden C. in bbls or sac .
$5 00; Extra. C, $5 10 ; Dry granulated,
$6 00; In boxes, D. G., in 30 lb boxes,
$2 00. Ex C, $1 85. GC 75.
Sybup $2 00(92 75 pr keg.
Ricb Japan tice, 67c; Itfland.-J
rice, ( cis.
Bbans Small whites, 4605 ci Pink.
4(344'c per 100 lbs. . ,
b alt Liverpool. 601b sk. 65c: 100
sk. $1 10; 2001b sk. $2 00. Stock salt.
$16 00 per ton. '
Dbibd prints Italian prunes. 12c per
lb, by box. ' Evaporated apples, 10o per
lb.. Dried grapes, 9orlOc per pound.
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.
Potatoes Peerless, Buffalo whites.
Snowflake and Burbank seedlings Quoted
at $1 25 per 100 lbs.
Onions The market quotations for
A I onions is $1 60 per 100 lbs.
Ohbbn rBoiTs Uood apples sell for
$1 25$1 75 per box. Fall and early
winter pears sre quoted at 6075c per
HIDES AND PUBS.
Hidbb Are quoted as follows :
6c lb; green, 22U ; culls 4c lb.
ohiep FiXTS tHKooo ea. Deerskins.
20c lb for winter and 30c for summer.
Dressed, light $1 lb, heavy 76c lb. Bear
skins, $lw10 ea; beaver, $2 60 lb:
otter, $4; fisher, $5(S$5 50: silver gray
fox, $l0a$25; red fox, $1 25; grey fox,
$2 60(i $3: martin, & 25; mink.
60e(pC5tc; coon, 35c; coyote, 60c75c ;
badger, 25c; polecat, 25c(?45c; com
mon house cat, 10c25c ea.
Wool The market is reported off on
wool, and is quoted at 10c15c lb.
Want The Canal Bnllt.
Panama Dec. 21. While the Panama
scandal is being unearthed in Paris, the I
congress of Colombia, in anticipation of
a speedy return to earnest work on the
enterprise, has gone into extra session
for the purpose, among other things, of
placing in the hands of the executive
the powers necessary to contract with
the new company without further refer
ence to that body. At the latest advices
the bill embodying such authorization
had passed a second reading and may
now be regarded as an accomplished
fact. News from Ecuador reports I
pidemic of small pox in the province of I
Azury. No vaccine is obtainable and
the disease is spreading rapidly.
The United 8tates Dispensatory says I
that "Onions are a stimulant, diuretiol
and expectorant : they increase theap-l
petite and promote- digestion." The!
luice made into syrup as in Dr. Gunn'lf
Onion Svrup, hat a specific action on the I
Throat. Lungs and air pasdaires, it now
only cures Coughs, - Colds, Croup and!
Uonsumption, but its stimulating enect,!
strenehtens and builds up the system!
afterward. As a tonic and reetorativer
it has no equal. We solicit a trial in thel
most chronic and stubborn cases. Priest
50 cents. Sold by Blakeley 4 Houghton,!
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