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BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM.
'OF COLUMBIA COUNTY.
WITHIN COLUMBIA COUNTY.
st.jij:li:ns, Oregon, Friday, seitemheu 4, ih.u.
A MOTHER'S LOVE. .
Th Poor NiwiHM Who rirjiirl lUnwII
to Nitvit Her "'
Atlrnmntlo story was told nt a din
nor party recently by a lawyer In
'. whoso piuotleu th Incident luitl or
ciiituiI, kiivi tlm N. Y. Evening bum
Jiint before tlx fliiiiiiiclimtlon of llie
i nIuvdh it youiiflc intilutto, owned by n
, Sinilli Cut'ollnu planter, ill il sinldoii lit
of anger utrui'k ntul killed i niimtm-'i
, mm, who whhuIho liliowu liiilMirothar.
i Willi tlio iihhIhIiuico of hi niolliot' the
i young twgro iiiniiiijriiil to cmoiiio before
" Uiii dmiil wnt illHuovtii'iid uu(i iimdu bit
way north, wliuro all triteo of libit wm
k As noon 1114 aim wits freed the imliii-
by mother followed lioillnviuil, do-
; terinlned that noukiwIioi'o and somehow
' alio would find liur ami it bu vn mill
ulivn, for ltd wan all alio bud In (ho
world. Year after ynnr alio drlflud
, vngiioly from iilace to place, providing
for her wiiiiln by doiiif Ilia work of n
; IiiiiikIivhh and never renting from ber
, - elf oil K lo nun her boy. Nio bud been
n funnily young woman In bur early
i nays, nut iittrn worn nun her rentiem
i beitrt bud mnda her old nt 40, nnd nt
I 60 hIih wit bowed unil w rinkled like
f woman m tlirva score nnd ton,
t Olio luy it Munition canto to her
t from an ndjciliiliijr dale, it fearful
lenl document wbioli ulic (lid not com-
iiulictnl, but which oho understood In
i Monm vaue wity to I hi eonnecled with
s' lliu welfuroof ber cliild. In her per
t plcxity aim longht out thin lawver nnd
. told bun tbnutory of her Ufa. Inquiry
allowed that alio had lccn aiiminoni'il
to rovo I bo Identity of it rrirnc-hnrd-
r-nrd ui'Ki'o who wiu under trial in a
J iielhliorin male on a (rruvo i-harn.
A curium train of evidence hud lie
t wiled much of the early lifo of the
:' rrliiiiiiitl, nnd bad failencd upon him
tlm luHpieiou of being llio migro who
hul no ill any vimr In-fore killed bin
mauler'! noil In hoiith t'anillnu. The
iiiuxtion rcNti'd upon tuo tentlinouy of
Ilia iiirad ne"-re ait to whcllier or not
. I .. . ... .... ! 7 . I . .
thin waa the mini.
$ Mm wn broulit into court Hefore
Iter waa tba mruu5u and iuipn!n( or
'; r.iy of court olllulula; the aolemn mttura
of tlm oath w ns carefully explained to
; her mid she wan I hen awoi n to ttdl
s "tlm truth, the whole truth, and noth-
bi); but tbo truth." The atnry of her
lift) was drnwii nut by aklllful ipiealion
iue;, nud then I ho prisoner was brought
biforo her. Mother and nn stood
i a'alu faeu to face; he wilh all tlio sins
ul a vriininiii's Ufa on hi shoulder,
and she bound by what was to her
. devout soul the st roiigest vow human
' ImiIiij; can nuikii, to njwuk the word
that hould send bis ;iiiity soul to its
r iiunUliiiient, Kho gave one devourluif
."' look at the nlouehlii lleuro and hartl
uud fne Iwfore bur. All the bunker
;f of her liln npiwareil In her ettia. Xben
e alia rained bur bent frame to lis fullest
brk'ht, and, littiuif her rirlil hand,
looked calmly at tlio Jmlire and law
yers. "l'fo heaven, 1 swears." aba
aid, "dut 1 ncblair saw ills Ixiy befo'."
Mio bud saved him from the gallows,
but be was seiituiiced to serve u term la
the. penitentiary for tlm charge on
which lie was orie;lnully arrested.
Hut It cost lior own lifo. Kcmorse
X and terror for the tiot-to-bo-forjriven
,1 sin which she believed herself lo have
committed together with the deep
i wound w hich her heart bad received
i after the hope of so ninny venrs were
loads too heavy for the tired soul, and
in it few iiioulhs tlm frail body was
buried in the potter's Held with the
lawyer as the only mourner.
How our Navy t'seil to HboiM.
The prolii'iunoy of American gunnery
I fit this war is perhaps best illustrated
by the Constitution's lirst action, with
j the (iuerritiro, In which she was hulled
I but three, times, while, her antagonist,
i to use tlio words of her commander,
' was reduced to a "perfect wreck" with
; iii forty minutes from the time the Con
stilullon betron to tire. This battle oc
curred on August ID, 1811
In lior action with the Java. Decent
iM'r 19, off tho coast of Uruzil, the
; Constitution was hulled but four times,
nnd with tbo exception of her ttiniutnp
sail yard she did not lose a spar. Tlio
Java, on the other hand, was "totally
dismasted," while her hulk wns so
l shuttered and pierced with shot-holes
i thut it wits Impossible to fiut her to Ilia
t harbor of Sun Salvador, which was only
I few hours' sail.
In her action with tho Cynno nnd
f Levant tlio forces opposed wore: Cou-
stltullon, 61 guns with 1W7 pounds of
motal; Ilritisli, AS cutis with lo08
' pounds of metal. In this extraordinary
, action tho Constitution was hulled only
: thirteen times, while tho Cyane. bad
every braco nnd bowllno cut away,
"ber main nud misexen musts left in n
tottering Htnte, nnd other principal
soars wounded, several shot 111 tho hull,
n I nn or ten botwoon wind and water."
The Lovaut also wns roughly handled.
Before dismissing tho subject of gun
nery wo should take into considera
tion: 1. Tho Inferior quality of Amer
ican cannon nnd shot. 2. Tho doil
cionoy In woiglit of American shot. 8.
The fuel that in two of tho four actions
between tlnglo frigates the Kngllsh
used French cannon and shot, which
were eight per cent, heavier than their
nominal Kngllsh equivalents. Vctitury.
The Newspapers of tlm United States.
Nine yoara ngo tho tenth consus In
eluded an enumeration of tho news
papers published In all the status nnd
territories In 1880. Tho total number
of periodicals then roglstored was 11,.
814, of which 971 were published daily.
Tbo enumeration of Kowoll' Newspa
per Directory was less complete than
that of Mr, North for tlio consus.
Kowoll, In bis edition of 1880, cavo
9,723 periodicals, nud 8ti dailies. That
is to say. tho figures of tho consus were
more than 10 per oont. over Howell's
llgnros for the total of publications, and
more than ,15 per cent, over ltowcll for
tho number of dailies. .
This year Rowoll's Dlrcoiory men
tions not less than 18,819 papers print
ed In tlio United States, including 1,491
dallies. If tho dollcieneius of Ids enu
meration count in the same proportion
ns thoy did in 1880, as compared with
I'rof. North's aiiumeration for the last
consus, the number of periodicals issued
In tho United Stales to-day is not far
from 19,01)0, and tho number of dtlly
newspapers not fur from 1,700.
TO SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION.
Substances That Am Mnbla to Cans Fir
All lubatances that lira liable to take
Are ontanuouNly do so mora readily
when oovorod up so nn to oonflno the
heat generated or whou mbjuoted to
artlllclul hent, ollbor from atonin or
hot-air tluoi or that of tbo lun. Oily
rags are liable to burn spontaneously,
ud are doubtless ofton tho cause of
Urns In fiiotorlos, junk shops, or pnpar
mills, which are supposed to be of In
oeudlnry origin. Canvas whan painted
with oil paint and rolled up or packed
closely in a oonlliiod place Is pretty
sure to burn. Ordinary oiled clothing,
uoli as Is worn by sailors, when plied
In heaps on shelves or elsewhere. Is
very subject lo spontaneous Ignition.
Such goods should alwars bo hung up.
so as to admit of a free circulation of
air around them. Spont tun-bark will
Ignite spontaneously whan stacked up
In heaps. It Is for this reason often
used in white lead works to generate
carbon dioxido by lis fermenting In the
Tho moistening of such fibrous sub
stances as cotton, hair, or wool is al
ways attended with slight boat. Wet
Iron tilings generate hunt rapidly, ?ns
does also rusting Iron. Very lino frag
ments of iron and steel, by their rapid
oxidation, will become rod-hot, and
some Kngllsh scientists declare thut the
Ures known to be caused by steam pies
constantly In contact with wood orig
inate from the rust of the iron. An Kn
gllsh authority suys:
"When oxide o"f iron Is placed In
contact with wood excluded front the
atmosphere, and abled by a slightly In
ereased temperature, the oxide purls
with Its oxygon, and is converted Into
tlnely divided particles of metullio iron
having such an ulllnity for oxygen that,
when afterwards exposed to tho action
of the atmosphere from any cause, oxy
gen is absorbed so rapidly that these
particlos become red-hot, and if in suf
ficient quantity will produce a temper
ature fur beyond the ignitnblo point of
dry tlmlxT. Whenever Iron pipes are
employed for tho circulation of any
hauled medium (whether hot water,
hot air, or steam), and wherever the
pipes are allowed to become rusty and
are also in close contact with wood. It
Is only necessary to suppose (lint under
these circumstances the uncly Utvnleu
particles of metullio Iron become ex
posed to the action of the atmosphere
(and this may occur from the mere ex
pansion or contraction of tho piiKis) in
order to account for many of the
tires which periodically tuko iilnco at
tho commencement of tho whiter sea
son." It Is difllcult to tret ncrsons to believe
that there is any danger from lire aris
ing from the contact of steam tiius with
wood, notwithstanding that there have
ts,"; weil-aiuwua cases of ures origin
ating from this cause.
Iron scraps or llliugs, or little chips,
always found on the floors of machine
shops, and usually mere or less oily,
are liable to boat if they become rusty,
and particularly so when saw-dust 'is
used, as U often tho case in Ixilt works.
There is an instance ou record where a
lurge machine shop was flooded by a
sudden freshet, welting the heaps of
iron filings ou tho floor, which became
healed immediately after the water
bad sulwidod. Toronto Monetary Timet
The Cook roach.
Comparatively few peoplo know that
this familiar of the kitchen Is not by
any means a native of these climes, it
is nn Importation from the warm and
sunny lauds of Asia, brought over, Kr
baps.somethlng liku two centuries ngo.
The first arrivals mint have roue-hod
this country as stowaways on board
ship, and, rinding themselves in con
genial surroundings, llicy multiplied
apnea. Now thoy seoin almost every
where, but for a long timo after thoy
swarmed In tlio kitchens of town houses
thoy were unknown in the country.
No doubt if they bail been natives of a
similar climate they would have quick
ly reached oven tcuioto villages, but
thoy fortunately huvo delicuto constitu
tions and cannot stand exposoura toJ
cold. Many peoido must have noticed
that it is only in not summer weather
that they are seen far away from the
warmth of the kitchen lira. It is this
need for n high tamporntura which
causes them to concentrate whore it is
most constantly maintained. Cool
larders and pantries are comparatively
secure against thoir altaeks. In spile of
tlio fact Hint they would Hud better fare
tboruin than the crumbs and particles
upon the kitchen lloor. Their common
description as "borriblo black booties'"
is a curious misnomer. They are not
black, nor nro thoy beetles; the only
part of tho description which is at all
applioaoio to mom is tiiu aiumoi --Horrible,"
with which few will quarrel.
N. r. Lcdmr.
WIU We Have American Quinine?
Adolph Sutro is trying the experi
ment of raisins: cinchona trees at his
grounds above tho Cliff House. It is
From the bark of about a dozen varie
ties of this tree that quinine is extract
ed, and if thoy will thrive in this cli
mnto the trees will become very valua
ble. Moroovor, the cinchona is a very
showy troo nnd highly ornamental,
some of them growing to a height of
eighty font. Tlio enormous medicinal
consumption of tho bark of the cincho
na has caused the troo to bo extensive
ly cultivated In India nnd Java. -It
grows In high allltudas In Now Grana
da, Kcuador, Peru and Bolivia, whoro
thoro Is a great deal' of moisture. It
has boeu tried with success in Aus
tralia, neat' the seaooast, and Mr. Sutro
thinks somo of tho varletlos will, grow
here, where there is a moisturo lit the
atmosphere all tho year round San
" ' Bent Catching. ,
Sent catchers say that tho bustnoss is
ono of continual hnrdshlp from the be
ginning of n trip to the end. The
clunute during tbo season is most dis-
ngreoaiilu. - It is damp ntul rainy unit
heavy fogs settle down without it mo
ment's warning.' Often nud ofton bents
have been separated from the schooner
and have wandered about for several
days, before being picked up. The boat
stays oul as long as it is liht enough
to see the souls. The work is tedious
nd very rough. ; : (
Tlio potato output around Iltiona
ViMtu will tliiit fall bo goinclhing
nour 70,000 buHlicln.
Tlio crops in Crook worn never bo
good before, and Mock of all kind
is in tho bent condition.
baloni peoplo went
removed from the Willamette
betwoon that city and Oregon City.
At Heppnur (Icorgo Muir'a hay
stack caught (Iro and, together with
500 bUHhelH of wheat, wiih totally
Lust week 2000 head of bIhjcd
wuro BhiptK'd from Klickitat county
to tho 'Irouldalv Moat 1ucking
A Bon of JumcH Hunt, of (iorvnin,
while riding it liorco was kicked by
another horse which ho wan driving
and his leg broken.
Hon. L. Ililyeu, of Kugwie, has
been uppointod a member of the
State Hoard of Equalization, instead
of T. It. .Shoridun, who declined.
Tlio Tillamook County Fair Asso
ciation will hold their first annual
fair at Tilluinook, beginning Hop
tember fst and lusting three days.
The directors of tho proposed
Kirtago railway company , nt The
Ualb-B are perfectly willing that
Portland should build and own the
Andrew Person was killed at
Huynes Slough. Coos boy, last week
while cutting down a tree, which
split and "kicked" back injuring
him so that ho died in a few hours.
Large cleanups nro reported from
tho placers of the Stisanville district
in northern Grant and extensive
development work is being done on
the quartz properties of that district.
There is no need for a man to be
idle in Oregon City. Contractor
Hugh Peters, who has the contract
for the grading of Seventh street,
complains of tho scarcity of labor
ers. William Tompkins, of Forest
Grove, lias exhibited a bunch of
timothy that stood seven -ieet and
four inches in height; also oats five
feet four inches, with forty stalks
to a stool.
It is known that there are a
number of beds of clay in Clacka
mas county tp.at have every lndtca
lions of being good potter's clay,
though nothing as yet has even
been done to test them.
Work at the quicksilver mines on
Beaver creek is being rushed, over
thirty men being employed there.
A largo amount of money is being
expended in purchase of machinery
and in opening the cinnabar
Dr. Patterson is of tho opinio:
that his hop yard of forty acn son the
island near luigeno will produce
one-third more than in any previous
year. Hop lice uro present, but
in far less numbers than several
Last week an immigrant train
containing five wagons and about
twenty person passed through Prine
ville, en route to Multnomah county.
They were from Minnesota and
North Dakota and had been on the
road sinco May 4th.
Mrs. Emma Ward has the con
tract for carrying the mail from
Farewell Rend to Prineville, Crook
county. She has a distance of
thirty miles to travel, across the
desert, with only sand, sago and
junipher in sight, and not a drop of
water on the route.
Young Nutt, tho counterfeiter
who was recently captured in South
er,)! Oregon, says tho two Coon broth
ers who escaped told him they
had manufactured $500 worth of
spurious $5 pieces which thoy suc
ceeded in " working off on Puget
sound last summer.
A Salem music dealer sold a if 125
organ and put it in a wagon to
deliver. lie covered it up and in
a short time heard an explosion, and
discovered tho instrument on fire.
It was totally destroyed and the
wagon badly damaged. What
caused the tiro is a mystery.
Thero has nlroady been some
trouble with forest fires in this sec
tion, says the Jacksonville Tjmes,
and there is likoly to bo considerable
complaint on this score before the
eonson closes. Hunters and others
in the mountains nro altogether too
careless about setting out lire whoro
it will do tho most harm,
Umatilla Indians are, preparing
for their annual hunt to provide
thoir winter's food, and soon their
will bo an exodus of able bodied
braves from the resevation. They
will scatter in overy direction, to
John Day, Malheur, Wallowa, Snake
river and oil places where good
hunting grounds are offered. - -
Forest Grovo has five and three
quarters miles of public sidewalks
and nino miles of graded streets.
Forty-two new residences, one
church and three brick stores are
being built, while a two-Btory addi
tion to the public school building
is almost completed. Many other
houses tire contemplated yet this
Tho trouble between the militia
in Washington is now settled
Several hundred dollars' worth
of jewejey was stolen from the
resilience of Mrs. Drigs in North
The county commissioneis have
added f'500 lo tho fund for making
Thurston county's exhibit at the
A Btcam lire engine and two hoso-
carts havo boon received at South
llend, and a lire department organ-
Seattlo police have captured a
vagrant with eight diamonds in his
sleeve, and are holding him on sus
picion that he stole them.
Carl J. Nordin, employed in a
sliiugle mill at Snohomish, ran his
hand against a saw last week, which
tore oil all the lingers on one hand.
Fire at Edison destroyed the
Edison hotel which all its contents.
The loss is estimated at about
5000. The cause of the fire is
A son of J. V. Sampson, of Wash
ougal, got his hand caught under
a rock tho other day nnd so badly
smashed that two fingers had to be
By the falling of a hugo fir tree
the new residence of Frank Bridg
hain, at Toledo, was completely
demolished. None of tho family
were in the house at the lime.
Henry Hansen, living near Cow
litz, while cutting down a cedar
snag last week, was in some way
caught by the fulling snag, which
struck him on the back of the neck,
killing him instantly.
J.L.Davis informs the Daven
port Times that " Texas Jack," one
of tho horsethieves whom he had
arrested but not convicted recently,
was hung somewhere in the Oka
nogan region last week.
Colfax has a law and order league,
tho members of which, through
their executive committee, have
notified the citizens that it is their
purposo to see that the Sunday and
gambling laws are enforced.
Circulars have been sent out to
tho thinning ranks of the men who
first Bottled Puget sound, asking
thorn for a lock of-their hair and
thoir name. The intention is "to
work the hair into a picture of
People in the Snoqualmie region
were much stirred up over the elop
ment of the 17-year-old daughter
of O. S. Jose with a half-breed
named Guye recently. Tho girl
is a beautiful blonde, said to be
Frank Webber, of Lincoln creek,
Chehalis county, reports that he
has already sold his entire hay crop,
the product of fifty acres in the
mow, for if 1500. Surely no farmer
has a right to kick when he gets
such returns as the above.
George Merchant while digging
a well at fcureka Hat, near Walla
Walla, was suffocated by foul air.
lie bad signaled to be Hoisted up
and when about half way fell out
of tho bucket. When brought to
tho surface a few miuuts afterwards
ho was dead.
Tho body of Mrs. Rurgess, who
disappeared from her homo near
Kitzvelle about a week ago, has been
found in a field near her home.
She left a note saying she could not
make bread to pleaso her husband.
Tho neighbors are undecided
whether it is a caso of suicide or
Irrigation will soon be adopted in
cortain sections of Whitman county,
and tho result will be watched with
interest. Al Hooper, of Hooper
postoUico, has recently let a contract
for a ditch two miles in length, by
means of which he proposes to irri
gate 200 acres of prune ground,
small fruits and hops, which he
proposes to set out next spring.
The North Fork Coal Company,
owning a fine-looking mine on the
south fork of tho Nooksack, aro
vigorously prosecuting the work of
development. A tunnel 125 feet
long has been run, and a shaft is
now being sunk from the tunnel.
Tho coal is said to be of excellent
Duality, and the owners are confi
ent that they have a lino property.
Reports are now coming in from
almost every county in Western
Washington of somo big trees dis
covered for the world's fair. The
most definite knowledge has been
contributed by Mr. S. II. Soulo and
Mr. J. M. Saar, of Sumas City; who
recently explored a forest of big
trees. They measured fir trees
from nine to fourteen feet in diam
eter, six feet from the; roots, and
thdBO trees run from 300 to 400 feet
in "height." A perfect spruce was
also found which measured fourteen
feet in fliamcter. Specimens like
theso with cedar, trunks live feet
square nnd 120 feet long, without a
knot or a blemish these are what
will bo shown to attract the lumber
makers to Washington, and to
help establish markets in the ast.
FAEM AND GABDEN.
Our readers will recall the action
of tho German government in' regard
to alleged discovery of oxide of zinc
in evaporated apples two years ngo,
and which tvas made a pretext to
discriminate against our products.
It wns assumed that the procc38 of
blenching the fruit bright caused
tho ground for complaint. Careful
investigation made by our own gov
ernment departments, however, soon
proved that no injurious admixture
!f anv tT,:Zn stance entered
into the fruit. A searching investi
gation at various evaporating estab
lishments showed that minute frag
ments of metallic zinc could be
traced, and further search solved
thecause. It has been the practice,
for rapidity of labor, to scrape the
fruit off the trays after evaporating
it, and tho instrument most con
venient and almost universally used
was the ordinary steel trowel, and
occasionally its sharp edges would
clip oil' minute particles of the gal
vanized surface. . During the past
year all evaporating linns, know
ing this fact, have substituted a
woodtyi instrument, or simply a
shingle, which serves every purpose
in consequence of tins discovery
and change, not a complaint was
made as to production of the fruit
of 181)0, nor did chemical tests
discover any trace of former alleged
foreign or injurious substances. It
is hoped that this article may be read
by all who propose evaporating fruits
of anv kind the coming year, and
that only a wooden instrument will
be used for the purpose here stated.
snow ANIMALS. -
To the professional feeders for
showyard purposes it is not neces
sary to give any particular caution
as to tiie manner of treating the
animals being fitted for the fall
campaign, but it is always in order
to point out the danger of overdoing
the thing. Animals that are natur
ally of a thrifty disposition if not
watched may lay on too much flesh,
which is not only detrimental to
their future usefulness, but will be
accompanied by a loss of smooth
nesa, which may be fatal at some
critical moment under the eye of
some expert judge. Animals of a
daintier fcabit will require close
attention in order to tmeve the best
results. If induced to eat too heart
ily by means of condiments, etc., a
case of indigestion may ensue which
will throw the feeder back many
days, or perhaps weeks, in the work
of training. Study the appetites,
therefore, of the animals in charge,
and add to a ration here or take
from it there, as tho exigencies of
the particular caso may demand.
No great amount of Uesh can, as
a rule, be put on during the heated
term, so that by tho middle of July
the carcass should be well along
toward show form. After My time
arrives it will, in the case of cattle
especially, be difllcult to do much
more than maintain the flesh
already gained and put on t he finish
ing touches as respects hair, horns,
handling, etc. Breeders' Gazette.
We find tho following in a bulle
tin from the Georgia department of
Hogs fed freely on tuuips, cab
bage, sweet potatoes or chutl'as will
rarely if ever have cholera.
Sleeping in lousy or dusty beds
kills as many or more hogs than
Plenty of pure water, frequent
change of food and clean stalls will
contribute greatly to tho health and
thrift of all farm stock.
no BKKS INJURE KIU'IT?
Iii reply to the querry, Do bees
injure fruit? it is safe to say no.
They will not disturb sound fruit,
the outer skin or covering of which
is whole. Horticulturists have made
complaint that bees injure fruit.
and especially grapes, but these
complaints, when culminating in a
lawsuit, have been, so far as we
have heard, settled in favor of the
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Half-cured hay is wholly spoiled
by rain, and about half-spoiled by
a heavy dew, if suffered to receive
it when spread upon the ground.
Speed tho planter, the harrow.
the roller and the corn plow. The
finely pulverized earth retains
greatly more moisturo than hard
and unstirred ground and it holds
all tho rain that falls.
In Europe wherever the - sugar
beet is grown the value of the land
has increased. Beets are grown for
two or three sucqessive years on tho
same land, which will then produce
better cereals and other farm pro
ducts; The Canada thistle has spread so
rapidly in New Zealand that a law
is about to be passed similar to the
Canadian law, compelling farmers
to destroy the weed on tho roadside
adjoining their lands as well as upon
pitoi-ccK, FRorr, rro.
WllEAT-Wil!a Walls, $1.50; Valley,
$1.53 per centtl.
KwiR -Quote; Standard, $3.00; Walla
Walla, $t. 00 per horrel.
Oats -Quote: 43fe,50j per bathel.
lUv-Qiote: tliOili per ton.
MiLLSrofFS-Qaot: Hrao, $23.00; Shorte,
$25 00. Gmnnd Birley, $:) 00fa32 00;
O.Vip Fee1, $22r,2(i per ton; birley, $1.20
fel.25 pur ofntal.
ISorrKit-Qintf: Oregon fancy cr.s-msry,
32J"; fsucy iliry,2"i!; fair to good, 25o;
common, 5fo20.:; California, 2224u per
Ciiekhk Q lote: Oregfiu, 2(n l21-", Call
fori.ii, 12 j ptr pound,
K;si - O. eir.n, 20 1 per dozen.
i'oULTUV Q l ite: Old Chickens, $5 50
(jji Of); younii ohickeni, $2 50C(,4; Ducka
$4.00(0.0.00; G?eau, nominal, $8 per dozmi;
Turkeys, 15j per pound.
Vki;ktabi.b.s Quote: Cabbage, $1.50 per
cental; Ciulill wer, $1.25 per dozen; Ooiona,
1 per iiiikI; Ik-eta, $1.25 per aack; Tor
nips, I 00 u.r tack; New i'otatue, (He;
TomatoDK, 70 j per box; Lettuce, l2Jo
pur dozen; Green i'uaa, 3"' 4c per pound:
Hiring l!;an, 'A: per pound; llhu
lurl), .'(; per pound; CncucrilxTa,
10; pur dozju; Carrota, $1 25
p.r aack; Oiru, 10 per dozun; Sweet I'ota
toe, 3; per Hound.
Khi th Kivpiai.lt (Jraunc, $2 50 to3 50;
Sicily Lemon, 7 to 8.00; California, 5 00 to
0 00 par Imix; Applo, 75iS to 1.25 per box;
lit iiiu, A ii) lo 4.00 per bunco; I'meap
plea, 5 0!) to 7.00 per dozen;
I'eaches SOj per Ikix; Blackberries 7c per
pnund; I'luiim, 50j per box; Water
mellona, 2 50 per dozin; Cautloupes, 1.50 to
1.75 pir duzm; Grapes, 100 per box;
Pear, 1.75 per nix; N .'ctarines, $1.25 per
era i ; Crab apples, 'As per pound.
Cokcke -Costa Kiel 21; Rio, 23c; Mocha,
30; Java, 25:; Arliuek 20 per pound.
SiiiAKt Golden C, 43 s extra C, ijo; dry
granulated, 5c; cube crushed and powdered,
Gi'J ; confecaioners' A, 50 per pound.
SrncP4 E wtern, in barrels, 47 to 53c;
hilf birrels, 50 to 58;; in case, 53 to 80c;
per gallon, $2 25 to 2 50 per kee; California,
iu barrels, 30c pe Ktllon; $1.75 ;r keg.
Beans -Quote: Small Whites, 3j; Pink,
3a,3.J Biyos, 4tc; Butter, 4Jc; Lima, 4
Coos per pound. 4
Uhiku Fkcits Quote: Italian Prunes,
101(" I Ic; Peliv) and German Prunes, 10c per
pound; Raisius, $l.75Vo 2 25 per Soi; Plum-rar-dried
IVan". I0fa,llc; sun-dried and
factory P. urns, ll(a.2c: evaporated Peaches,
18&20 ; Smyrna i-'ijs, 20;; California Kiga,
9s per pound.
Rice $5.50 per cental.
Hosev Q lote: 18S 20j per pound.
Salt Quote: Liverpool, $lr, $10.50,
$17, stock, $11 per ton in carload lota.
THK MEAT MARKET.
Beef Live, 3c; dresied, 5(a.0o.
Muttoo Live, sheared, 3Jc; drcaiid, 7c.
Hoja Live, Gj, dressed, 89j.
Veal 5(3 7o per pound.
Smoked Meat and Ltrd Quoted: Eastern
Ham, J2iVi13c; Oregon, I2c; Brrakfaat
Bacon, 12ft 13c; other varieties, 8ftllc;
LirJ, BJCe lljc per pound.
Hides Qioted, Dry Hides selected
prune, H.W'JJ, o less tor culia; green.
elected, ever 55 pounds, 4c; under 55
pound. 3-; Siicep Pelts, short wool, .to
50i: r t'lOfe-SOj; long, 00fl.25;
shearling", lOfn-A,, Ij'low, uood to choice,
3(o 3i per pomid, "' -
Wool- Quote: VVillitntte "Valley, 17
19:; Eisiern Orenon, KXS.lOJc per pjniiJ,
accordinx to eonditioua and ahriukaee.
Hum -Nomina!. Qjote; 20 to 2c per
Nails Bias quotations: lion, $2 S5;
Steel, S2 85; Wire. $3 40 per keg.
oiioT Ouote: ?1. ;o per aajk.
Coal Oil Quote: $1 90 per cue.
Work on the erection of the new
Portland chamber of commerce
building will bo commenced in a
Frank Keim, a printer It Port
land, shot himself with suicidal
intent August 25th, but failed to put
an end to Ins existence. He may
Thos. A Sutherland, editor and
proprhjtor of the Portland Sunday
Welcome, was drowned on tn even-
iti2 of Aucust 20th bv fallinc off
tho pontoon of the west landing of!
the Stark -street ferry. . j
Another undecisive battle was
fought on Sunday, August 23d,
between the presidential and insur
gent parties of Chili near Valparaiso.
Several thousand soldiers on both
sides were killed, but no advantage
gained to either.
Salmon fishing has just com
menced in Tillamook bay. The
chinook salmon now invade tho bay
waters.' They are not plentiful at
present, but when the chinook gives
place to the silverside, a much larger
number is expected.
The fire and water committee of
Walla Walla has awarded the con
tract for furnishing the city with a
new 1500 pound firo alarm bell, to
the McShane Bell Foundry, of Bal
timore, at twenty-cents per pound
delivered in that city.
Hon. S. J. McCormack publisher
of McCormack's Almanac, and the
leading stationery and book dealer
in , Portland years ago, - died
in San Francisco. Mr. McCormack
was mayor of tho city of j Portland
in 1S58, and served several years
in tho Oregon legislature. "
' Another call has been issued by
the property-owners of Astoria for a
meeting to consider the . best man-,
her of raising the land subsidy
required to secure the commence
ment and construction of a railroad,
standard gauge, from Astoria to
transcontinental connection. ,,
; Another case of " didn't know it
was loaded " occurred in ..Portland
Sunday morning. John Bevan was
showing his friend Richard Hughes
a pistol when it accidentia wentofT,
tho ball entering Hughes' left eye,
causing Instant death. " 'The cor
oner's jury . rendered a verdict of
accidental shooting and completely
exonerated Bevan front any crimi
nal intent. - - -
President Harrison was fifty-eight
years old on August 20th.
A young man named Broon killed
his father in a fiendish manner.
George J. Osborne, a prominent
man of St. Paul, committed suicide.
Evansville, Ind.., has just had the
heaviest rainstorm for many years.
Two girls were drowned at Lan
cing, Mich., by the upsetting of a
Tho frost in some of the Western
states did but very little damage
Considerable damage was done
by the recent heavy storm in
- The water in Salton lake,recently
formed in the Colorado desert, is
A deserter from the arniy was
captured at Uoseburg and taken
back to San Francisco. ,
The Union Pacific will contest
the rates recently fixed for freight
over railway lines in this state.
The cloud-burstin Pottsville, Pa.,
and the rapid rainfall, did damage
to the amount of over if KXJXX).
The chief of police and six men
were killed at Granad, Nicaragua,
in the attempt to suppress an out
break. James C. Shute, a New York
fireman, lost his life in the discharge
of his duty, being suffocated by
The gang of workmen digging in
the burned building at Park
Place, New York, have so far found
seventy-one bodies of persons killed
in the disaster. More bodies are
missing and being hunted for.
The barn of a farmer named J. A.
Robinson, was burned near New
castle, Cal., while he was attending
a meeting of the farmers' alliance
last week, and when at the next
meeting his house was burned.
The business portion of the city
of Jacksonville, Florida, was burned
on August 18th. Twenty-five busi
ness houses and fifty dwellings were
burned. The total loss is over
if 1,000,000; insurance $500,000. .
M. Eiffel asks promission to erect
a tower on the world's fair grounds,
the enterprise to be backed by
French capital. . He states that it
will be superior to the one at the
Paris exposition. The prospects
are that the proposition will be
looked upon most favorably.
Dealers in cigars would do well
to remember that according to a law
passed by the last congress any per
son -woo- sens cigars to a customer
in any other -tray than from a prop
erly stamped box," fcsjjwi himself
Halle to a fine of $100. lfanuiri2
cigars to a customer in a glass or
on a plate or tray or laying a hand
ful before him, from which to make
his selection, is a breach of section'
2G02 of the revised statutes of the '
United States. , r ,
It is the intention of the state fish
commissions of the different states
lo make provision for a compre
hensive exhibit of native and culti
vated live fish, with hatcheries,
appliances and equipments for trans-'
portation, models of fish ways in '
use, etc., at the world's fair. Each ;
state will have its special exhibit, j
and in addition to this there will
,ana 11 aauu,on lo lmf ",0"' w,, 4
l? a, laT Kcve,r"u!!lt -dwplay: of ;
Biiuii mm sea iihii. i ae coast staieB;
will send especially large displays..
The pope, like the German enipe-,
ror, speaks better English , than .
many Englishmen. He is partiou-,
laily fond of the queen's tongue, ,
and uses it in preference to French, ' '
the language of the Vatican, when
ever he gives audiences to American
or English people. He is also well
versed in German. The holy father
has a remarkable memory for faces,
rivaling that for which the Prince
of Wales is noted. But in his
own case this is a natural gift
rather than an accomplishment.
Judge Hanford, of the United '
States court,has rendered Unimport
ant decision in certain Chinese
depredation cases, in which he takes
a different view of the law from
that taken by the treasury depart
ment and congress. Judge- Han
fod construes the law strictly, and
where it " says Chinese i shall be
deported to the country from whence
they Came he holds that the statute
does not contemplate the country
from which they originally came,
but the the Country- from whence
they came directly into the United
States: ', '' 1 ;r,
No aide shows are to be permitted
within the world's , fair grounds.
The directory has decided that the
fee shall entitle the visitor to see
everything within the enclosure. .
There will be, ' however, several
theaters bunt and kept running, at
which the finest talent in the world,
it is expected, will appear, and vis
itors who choose to attend the per
formances will have to pay an
admission .fee. ... Such sights as
"A Street in Cario" will be free,
but natives of oriental countries in
a few cases will be allowed to charge
a small fee to special perfurinaiices
of a theatrical nature. -