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. la Colombia County.
Advertising Mfdlun In Golnnbli C,
LeadlDg Ftiper of Coluli County.
ST. IIELKNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1891.
THE OllECJON MIST.
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J. R. BEEGLE, Publisher.
Thai County Official Paper.
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COLUMBIA COUNTY OltJ
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AeMir -. , 0. K. Kimii, Knilller
Surveyor. ,..,.. H. Uitla, -. Helen
Maohio, HX Helen NnIkc, No, J-Ki!ilr
iniiuivtiiHjiiv era ana 1 nira a.taruay in raca
. nu.iiih t 1-.IU r. . at Miuoiiik Hail. Vl.ltiag
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M. BUBUNatMC, Putor.
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. Down Hvr4bnt) do., at f :30 a. M
Vp rlr (boat) trloM at 1 r. a.
The mail foe Vonionia n t CIIUbarK la
St H.l.u. TttMHlar. Tburwlajr aud daturdair at .
Tli mill (br Mrabln1, Clatokanle nd Mlt
laM 4ulua Mouiiayi WeUnUjf aud frlday at
Mall, (railway) north clow at 10 4 M.i lor
roni.ua .1 . r. a. .
Trarolora Oalda-Klor Roatm.
HT.H(l. W. hhavk-Imtm H'. Helena for
roiiiauu Mill. a. 1 ue-dty, Ttfimlay aud Mat
ardcy. UavMMI. Helen, for Cl.i.kaul Moo
day. Wl.1y and Krliay al ;a0 a, a.
HritiMiia JorM Kkll.hkj la,r Ht. H,lo.
lor rortiaud dally eMt Huuday at ) a,
HXIHriiluii. laa.e Portlaod at t:W r. u.
OR. H. R. CLIFF.
Physician and Suryeon,
St. Halaa,, Or.
DR. J. E. HALL,
Physician v and Surgeon,
ClaUhanla, Colombia Co., Or.
T. A. McBauia. A. S. Daaaaia,
MoBRIDE ft DRESSEI,
Attorneys v at v Law,
Oroa-oa City. Or.
Prompt atti-ntlno Wn to land olDe banlnea.
A. B. LITTLE,
Surveyor, and Civil Engineer,
.'; St. Uolaa. Or.
Ooantr Hiirr. ynr. land tarraylnf. town plat
tlnf aud ngUiearlug woik piomplly done.
W. T. Buan. J. W. D4r.
BURNXY A; DRAPER,
Attorneys v at . Law, .
OreKon City, Or.
Tiy.lv. yar' exnerteaei el ttpgliter of the
Uulteil Hla'e Laud Ollloe her rNmnind
In our jxj.'Ully of allkluiliof butliiDM bef r
the land OITloe or the 1 .uru, aud luvolirlug th,
, pravllv, la too Uauerat Land oatoe.
J. B. 8ROCKENBROUQH,
ATTORNEY v'.AT v. LAW,
'f 5. . Onie City, Or. : -
(liUi Special Agent of ilm-ral land Offlrr.)
H nneaieal, Pnmipiioi and I'tmher l,nd Au-
Sil at out and other land onto, Maaluau a
lieelaiiy,,, Oiflc, Hi-ruul rioor, Uiud Olliee
BallUliuj. ' .
"CfWS. W. PYCElj,
D. J. SWITZER,
Real. Estate Agent,
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8t. Hi lino, Oreoon.
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',' '"' ' 00 TO
John A. Beck,
; Watchmakef , and Jeaieler,
,- -roB voub
Th Flout AMortment of Watoh., Clock, and
t a Jewelry oi all UaMrlliou.
OPP OSITI THI ESMOND, PORTLAND, Off
PIANOS and ORGANS.
Hallott & Davis end New Scale Kimball Pianos and Kimball Or
gans. I invite inspection, and defy competition.
L.V. MOORE, 1 05 Washington St., Portland, Or.
Write for catalogue and prices. Mention this paper.
EVERDING & FARRELL
Front Street, Portland, Oregon,
WHEAT, OATS AND MILL FEED OF ALL KINDS,
Hay, Shingles, Lima, Land Plaster. Also Flour, Bacon,
AND A UENERAL ASSORTMENT OF- ;
C3- roce t i e s,
Which we sell cheap for cash. (Jive us a call.
EVE. R D IN G & FARRELL.
J. W. SHAVER, Master.
Leaves Portland from Alder-street dx'k Monday, via Westport,
Skamokawa and Cathlaniet, Wednesday and Friday for Clatskanie,
touching at Sauvies Island, St. Helens, Columbia City, Kalama, Neer
Citr, Kainier, Cedar Landing, Mt. Coflin, liradburv, Stella, Oak Point
and all intermediate points, returning Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
SOW IS THE TIP
This desirable property adjoins Milton Station, on the Northern Pacific
ONE HOUR'S RIDE FROM PORTLAND.
And is only 1 milss from St. Helens, the county-sent, on the Columbia
river. Milton creek, a mautitul mountain stream, runs within
I 200 yards of this property, furnishing an inexhauatible -supply
of watr for all purposes.
LOTS, 50x100 FEET,
: Ranging in price from $50
D. J. Switzer, St.
jl M' I Tl" ' -amwiti,.i.
: FOR COWLITZ RIVER.
n i.r-K i i f n fi-t- Leaves KELSO Monday, Wednesday and Fn
NOInCn VGGIday at 5 a. m. IxsaveB PORTLAND Tuesday,
Tlmrsday and Saturday at 6 a. M. .f
lAfiCDU If CI ff Leaves RAINIER at 5 a.m.
JlSOl2Irl IVIZI.L.IaaUVs aailr. Sundav excented. arriv
ing at Portland at 10:30 a. m. Returnine. leaves PORTLAND at 2:30
p; m., arriving at 7 p. is. . '
DON'T BUY YOUR DRUGS
- YOU WILL FIND THE
Freshest, Purest and Best of Everything .
DR. J. E. HALL, Proprietor.
and fjet L10RE POVER
and us LESS 17ATER
Writ tar ar Mow Illnetmtod Cataioca ot tast.
THE LXFFILVATER WHEEL ENGINE CO. SPRINGFIELD, 0, U.SJV,
TO SECURE A LOT
to $100, can be secured from '
& CO.'S STEALERS
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AT A REGULAR
DRUG '.' STORE.
Telegraphers Strike on
the Southern Pacific.
OSTRICH FARM IN ARIZONA.
Seventeen Chinamen Landed on the
Bcaoh Near Port Townsend
The fiia hern California hotel, are
pretty well tilled with Eastern atranger.
The Australian grafahopper parnaite
it to be permitted to roam throughout
1'ino, Alfoi, N. M., has been nearly
deitroyed by nre. i ue loaaea will ag
gregate 100,(KO. . .
Albuqaeraae, N. M i, to have a
eiuriusr auu rvuuuuuu wuiu uperiu
Dy tne new electric procew. .
A trikeof "niturAl gm at Lake Shore
tation, twelve milei north of Salt Lake,
tiaa c.iuaed coneiuerable excitement.
B rax bed a mile in . length, bait a
mile in width and eight feet thick have
been discovered near bMenabnrg, Wuh.
Rradi reef mercantile agency report,
twenty-one failure in the Pacific Const
Bute, ana Territories lor the past
week. ' 1.0
" Operation, on the Kenosha tunnel at
Virgin a City hove baen suspended, no
ore Doing lound wnere it nad ueen indi
cated. " 1 -" ' :
T coma merchmtii profess to ' have
dcovered that the Northern Pacific has
been discriminating axainst their city in
lavor 01 Portland and ban P ranclsco.
Riverside pr iposes to build the Kubi
doux Hotel, the foundation for which
wa. laid four year, ago, and a public
meeting is to be held to farther the ob
A. E. McDonald, aliaa McKay, the
man who robbed the cathedral at
Los Angeles, has been held in thl.OOO
bail. He is an ok! offender against the
laws. ; "
Seventeen Chinese were landed on the
beach near Port Towniend the other
nialit from British Columb a. Cu touis
otlicers arrested ten of them, but the
others escaped. : . '
The lima bean ranch of Dixie Thomp
son in Ventura county. Cat., is said to
be the largest In the world, 2 2v acre
being planted to beans. The crop this
year was arxmi 10a carioao.
The Supreme Court ot Idaho has de
cided that the State Bwrd of Equaliza
tion had erred in equalising the assess-
ms'its by classes. This practically ren-
dem nugatory all acts ot tne board, and
much litigation will follow.
A dispatch from Paso Riblea sayS the
Southern Pacific Railroad Company has
ordered 5 M barrels of flour sent to tianta
M trgarita to be used while constructing
a tunnel lor the completion of the gap
between that place and Ell wood.
The Los Angeles Chamber of Com
meree haa concluded to address Congress
asking it to devise a n inform money
svstam with the irold do'lur as the stand
ard or unit of vlne, using gold, silver
and currency for a c:rculating medium
Portl.md sea captains are waging war
on solicitors who loard sh!ps without
the net mission of the masters and per-
Bumie naiiura iw iwitvw wit-ir frmwir,
eral arreete have been mide, and the
culprits are being prosecuted with vigor.
Harris Bros., clothiers of Helena;
Mont., have ass'rnml. with preference
of :15 1,000, Innln-ling 2',i)00 worth of
notes dill IoohI Iwnks and f80,0 0 due
dealers in Ne Y.irk. T ie linbilitiesare
$oU,0U0, and asset are thought to be the
Mavnr Mason of Portland has vetoed
the ordinance pvsed a few days ago by
the Council srantin r to tha Pinkerton
the right to ms;ntnm a " police pa'rol "
In Portland TheThiel detective agency
has hail the system in operation there
several weeks. '-. y..1-
Edward Alhertsnn.thedefan'ting cash
ier of the Ki lelity .Truxt Company of
Taeoma, has been sen tented to ten years
in the penitentiary by Superior Judge
Allyn. Fred N. Chandler, Albertson's
friend and accomplice, was aen enced to
five years. This emlieulement case is
of recent occurrence and familiar to
readers.'. ).$..:..":.. '"..y ; i't-..:-Authentic
reDOrts sav that Bngbee,
Alaska's deposed United States District
Judge, will refuse to vacate the office.
Bugbee claims that nnder a recent act of
Congress he cannot be removed without'
impeachment. He and his friends pro
pose to insist upon his holding the office,
and say he will not resign under any
An Ars na man .named Frank Blake
stole 5 D sheep in broad daylight from a
ranch near Lis Lnnas recently, and ran
them off into a canyon. Later be held
his cache alone, with the aid of a Win
chester, against a dosen armed herders.
The par: v finally retired and left the
darinit t'tief in possession of the sheep.
Now the officers are after him.
Medicine Lodge, Idaho, was recently
the scene of a remarkable fatality. Da
vid Collier and a nov started out for a
horseback ride. Collier' horse soon be
gan bucking, arid, getting beyond con
trol, ran with such force into the boy's
horse as to kill himself, as well -as the
other animal, At the same time Collier
was thrown, and had his neck broken.
The boy escaped unhurt.
The cantain of the British ship Karoo,
now loading t Taeoma, is charged with
.vtrem. ei-nftltv to hia seamen. Thev
claim that one mau, who suffered with
yellow fever, was flogged in his bed for
shamming; by order of the master. The
man d eJ tne day following. Another
man. who was a victim to the same dis
ease, was pot ashore without funds or
adequate clothing. The charges will be
An official no less than Traveling Aud
itor W. H Moult'nrop declared at Tuc
son that he could obtain nothing to eat
at the restaurants at Lordebura recently.
War is declared there In behalf ot the
strikers and telegraphers. Three opera
tors and an agent have gone out at that
place, and they have plenty of sympa
thiser. A weloome is promised the first
operator to appear thereof tar and feath
ers, a burro and au Ui appurtenances
An American O'.rt Succeeds in Getting
Permission to Attend Lectures
v , In Berlin University., :
There are about 215 schoolhonses in
There are six schools In Ireland where
Irish is taught.
There are students from fifteen foreign
countries at Yale.
There are 98 s'u lenU at Princeton
this year, against 851 last year.
There are eleven graduates of Yale and
sixteen of Hurvard in Congress.
President Angell threatens to close the
University of Michigan if gambling is
The t-ext contest between Harvard and
Yale is to be a debating contest on some
question of public interest.
The next annual pay roll of the offi
cers, professor, and employes of the
University of Micliigin amounts to $160,
00) . -. . , -
Officials of the Chicago University an
nounce that they will receive the sum of
50il,0OJ from the William B. Ogden es
The authorities of Cavendish College,
Cambridge, K gland, have determined
to close the doors of the institution after
a fruitless strangle of fifteen years.
The annual report of William B. Far
nara, Treasurer of Yale University,
shows th it the University has received
,343,391.91 in gilts during the last year.
- The census statistics show the gain in
population in the United States to be
24 Hi) per cent., while the enrollment of
children in the public school, is W.'4
per cent. This is a healthful indication.
Twenty universities of the. German
Empire show 28,515 students w'io have
matricu'ated. , Their studio for tin
most part are: Medicine. 8,916; law,
7.2' 2; evangelic! theology, 4,2 1 ; Cath
olic theology r 1,3"7. Six thousand night
hundred and forty-five students were
matriculated as students in philosophy,
which includes chemistry and physics
In. the case of the School Board of
Fitchhu-g. Mass., against certain French
resident, for refusing to send their chil
dren to the pnl. lie schools the defend
ants were fined $10 and costs. They ap
pealed, and were held in $100 each for
the Suoerior Conrt. The children were
attending the French parish school,
where most of the instruction is in the
French language, in violation, the board
ays, of the State school law.
The new building of the Institnte of
Technology at 147 Troop street, Chicago,
was almost whollv built bv the students
of an industrial school. The bria 1 plan
of this institnte proposes to teach " anv
person, any stndv, day or evening."
Dramchting of all kinds is made a spe
cialty, a force of three instructors being
employed in that branch. ' Evening
classes in plumbing, brick laying, archi
tecture, electricity and engineering be
gan November 16 ,;,
Of the- 136 students who were grad
uated fr m the four colleges in Maine
this year only one has chosen farming
or an occupation about the nsual pro
portion in snch cases while thirty-three
re to take np teaching. Other o cu na
tions find an order of preferen-e between
these two five chousing journalism,
sieven commercial pursuits, twelve engi
neering, thirteen the ministry, eighteen
meoicine and nineteen the law, wnne
the remainder are undecided.
WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.
China Not fies the State Department
Th it She Will Take No Part in
the World's Fair.
; The Paris manu in tuit rg have shown
hut, Uttie enthusiasm in the Chicago
Among the exhibits to be made at th.
World's Fair bv a Paris jewelry estah
lisliment will be the extraordinary "bin-'
di unond," which is almost uniqne in
the world of precious stones, and two of
the Mazarin diamonds. .
At a recent meeting- held under the
auspices of the merchants' committee of
the dry-goo ls trade at New York a reso
lution ws adopted favoring the passage
bv the coming session of the Legislature
of bill appropriating $5 H),0 0 to pro
vide lor a JSew York exhioit at tne
V. .rid's Fair in Chicago. ,
World' Fair National Commission?
T nomas B. Keogh of North Carolina hat
oeen nominaieu oy inrecior-umiera
Davis as chief of the forestry division ol
fair. Keogh is President of the Greens
boro and Norfolk Midland railway. He
served as Secretary of the National Re
publican Uom mitt ee when Don uameron
The Chinese Empire has officially no
tified the State Department that it will
take no part in the World's Fair. Tne
Emperor's grounds for declining to send
an exhibit are that the United States ar
discriminating against the citisens of th
empire.and that Chinese could not com
to the exposition without being put ii
the humiliating attitude of needing s
special passport, to be granted by spe
cial act of Congress. No objection is
made to Chinese merchants already in
the United States participating in the
exposition, but China as a country re
fuses to take any part whatever in the
affair. Minister Den by at China has in
formed the Secretary of State that, while
the Chinese government will make no
provision for official representation at
the World'. Columbian Exposition, it
has. in order to facilitate exhibits bv
Chinese merchants and others, removed
the export duty on all articles exported
for the exhibition at Chicago. '
At a meeting ol the Executive Com
mittee of the Washington World's Fai
Commission held in Spokane the othei
day reports were read snowing the work
well nnder way. The following appoint
ments were confirmed: Rev. Myron
Eclls of Skvkomish. to be collector of
ethno'ogical exhibit; Mr. Grant of Clal
lam countv, collector of exhibit of na
tive plants;' Mrs. Alice Hough'on of
Spokane, snperintenilent of woman's
department ; Prof. Hendrix of Kirkl md,
superintendent of educational depart
ment, and Edmond S. Meany as assist
ant to the Executes Commissioner. The
report of Percy W. Rochester, delegate
to Chicago, was very flattering to thr
State. Thsi refection bv Chief Burnham
of the plans selected for the Mate build
ing wa discussed In secret session, end
it was decided to open communication
with Mr. Burnham to find out what mod
ifications are neceesarr in order to hava
the p'ans accepted. The next meeting
win m new atuiympia on January 1.
Chris Buckley Leaves
Canada for Home.
A Kentucky City Council Declares the
Lighting of Street Lamps
on Sunday Illegal.
Philadelphia's export trade Is growing
fast toward mammoth proportions.
Missouri is competing with Kansas
for the honor of producing the largest
crops." . '. .
Palestine, Texas, impeached her City
Marshal because be would not suppress
The question of separate, cars for
whites and blacks is now being agitated
in Virginia. :
The Prohibitionists polled but 902
votes in Iowa this year, a loss of about
6,000 since 18K9.
Ex-City Treasurer Peake of Kansas
City has been acquitted of the charge of
embezz ing $2 kt.OOO. ;
Nine men and boys are under arrest
at Peoria. III., for breaking open cars and
stealing the contents.
The Western Iowa Horficnllm-al So
ciety has opened an exhibit ot Iowa
fruits at Conncil Bluffs.
A man in Minneapolis has just seen red
a divorce from his wife on the ground
that she was a kleptomaniac.
Great destitution is reported at Ox
ford , N.J., the iron manufacturing town.
The puddling mills are hnt down.
The President's r-m. ks on the New
Orleans lynching nfl'.ur meet with friend
ly criticisms from the Italian press. "
Rock-salt producers of the conntry,
with an output of 7,0iX) tons a day; have
formed a pool to freshen up business.
The Burlington railroad has lesitned
the payment of commissions on passen
ger business in direct defiance of the
boycott. - ,
President Hyde of Bowdoln College
has started a crusade against the obnox
inns cigarette, giving daily lectnres on
Chicago is crving aloud for a hospital
for contagious diseases. A public meet
ing to consider the subject was held a
ew days ago.
The people of Indiana are engaged in
a monster rabbit hunt, the animals hav
ing become so numerous as to be a
threatening pest. . :
Fifteen Chicago packing firms have
united to establish stock yards on the
west side of the city. A tract of 600
acres has been secured. .:.-
Some talk again of abolishing the Bos
ton Council has grown out of its defeat
of the order providing $200,000 for com
pleting Commonwealth avenue.
Two o' R-yin nd & Whiteouib'S pop
ular Cali orn'ia excursions are to leave
Boston by the Fitchburg railroad next
month, and three more in February.
J. H.Whittemoreof Nangatuck.Conn.,
has notified the Board of School Visitors
of that place that he will build a $35,000
school building and present it to the
New York Court of Appeals has re
cently decided that a railroid company
is responsible for an injury to a passen
ger notwithstanding be was traveling on
a pass, . ;...-
The new Speaker of the Hou-e will be
the thirty-second man to hold that posi
tion in "public liie. There have been
fifty-one Congresses, but only thirty-one
Speakers.. .. . "
The Winchester Repeating Arms Com
pany of New H tven, Conn., has made a
gun for Browning Bros, of Ogden that
fired 900 shots in one minute through
one barrel. 1
Chief of Polios Freeman of Dayton,
O., assisted by a detective, has unearthed
most of the diamonds recently stolen on
a train at Dayton from the agent of a
Cincinnati jewelry house.
. The heirs of the late Thadeus Stevens,
several ot whom reside in Caledonia
county, Vt ., where Mr. Stbvens was born,
are preparing to contest the will of Mr.
Stevens to prevent the estate being de
voted to charities. : . .. . r
The City Council of Sharpsbnrg, Ky.,
has issued an order that the lighting of
street lamps on Sunday night is con
trary to law in snch cases made and pro
vided, and that hereafter they shall not
be lighted on that night.
Boston Common is threatened. ' Bos
ton's Aldermanic vandals threaten to
abbreviate this breathing place and to
lay sacr.ligions hands upon this historic
region to w den BoyBton street to accom
modate a rapid-transit road.
President Yerkes recently distributed
$975 in gold, says a Chicago paper,
among prise gripmen of his cable lines.
Three prises are annually offered by the
company, of $10 ) to $75 and $50 each, to
gripmen of the best annual record.
Under the operation of the homestead
law the last year U4,3i0 new homes were
established, that being the number of
laud patents issued. - As they represent
over 18,000,000 acres of land, there is
plenty of yard room for the children.'
The Judges of the Supreme Court 61
New York have made a change in their
entire calendar system, which will go
into effect January 1. The new system,
it is thought, will expedite business
and avoid delava in getting cases on
trial. v. -
Should the bargain now going on for
the Cherokee Strip be consummated, the
amount of land acquired of Indians
within the last three years would be in
erased to npward ot 81,000,000 seres,
and the aggregate price paid would be
upward ot $311,000,' 00.
A dispatch fmm Montreal rays: Chris
topher A. Buckley of Kan Francisco, who
has been a resident here since October 1,
has left for home. His d-partnre was
due to the action of Supreme Court in
declaring the grand jury which indicted
him illegally constituted. .'
Citisens of Galeahnrg, II)., raised a
guarantee fund of $.'0,000 in stock to
ward the building of a large beet-sugar
factory to cost $600,000 The balance of
ti e capital ia to be furnished bv an En
gliBh syndicate. A similar project is be
ing worked up at Marshalitoan, la. .
An Ottoman Subject of Syria Presents
Mrs. Harrison With a Picture
of the President. ' '
King Oscar of Sweden Is a collector of
poems with autographs of writers.
The Russian Prince G"ssiipiff, who
died recently, is said to have been worth
$260,000,000. His heir is bis daughter's
husband, once a poor Lieutenant,
Gail Hamilton says that she has dis
carded politics and is devoting herself
exclusively to theology, with Mrs. May
brick as an incidental diversion.
The veteran soldier. General Fran Si
gel, is still greatly interested in art and
artists, and may at times be seen exam
ining the pictures and works of art in
the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Queen Margherita thinks a Que n
ought to remain young and beaut ilul for
political reasons, as feminine loveliness
is so essential to popularity, especially
in the Southern regions of Europe.
:. Aszeex Muscalem, an Ottoman subject
of Mount Lebanon, Syria, has presented
to Mrs. Harrison a picture of the Presi
dent, painted in silk and framed In na
tive wood, inlaid with mother of pearl.
Wolcott Baleatier, who was joint au
thor with Rndyard Kipling of " The Ntu
lahka," now being published as a serial
in the Century, died recently in Dresden.
He was very young, but had already
made his mark in literature.
The ninetieth birthday ot the distin-
Elished philosophical writer. Prof. Karl
udwig Michelet. will be celebrated at
Berlin by extraordinary meetingof I'hdo
sophiscbe Gesellschaft, which he found
ed, together with Count Cleszkowski, in
1845. It is hoped that he may be pres
ent on the occasion. ,
' Bishop Phillips Brooks' avoidance of
the use of a Bishop's ring leads the Chi
cago Timet to observe: "This is what
the Episcopalians get for electinga broad
churchman. It ia difficult to see how
the work of saving souls can progress
unless the Bishop wears all the jewelry
that goes with the part." ' ; -
The Earl of Dudley holds the largest
life insurance ever effected, the amount
being $6,000,000, Second in the list, it
ia said, comes Mr. Wanamaker, whose
policies of $5,2 0,000 exceed that of the
Czar of aU the Russia by $250,000.
Fourth comes the Prince of Wales, whose
life is insured for $2,625,000
Miss Mary Theresa Olivia Corn wal lis
West, eldest daughter of Colonel Corn
wall is West, M. P., of Ruthin castle,
Ruthin, was married Decern be r.S at the
historic church of St. Margiret, West
minster, to Prince Hans Heinrich of
Pless. The most prominent guests were
the Prince and Princess of Wales, the
Prince and Princess of Saxe-Weimar and
Prince Pless XL, father of the bride
groom. Joseph Pennell. the artist, had no one
to blame but himself apparently for his
recent expulsion horn Russia. He went
to Kieff. and began to take sketches of
the interior of churches, of the streets
and of the citadel. He also had a kodak
camera with him, and took photographs
right and left. He was cautioned that
these proceeding, would not be allowed
without an express permission from the
government, bat paid no heed to the
Mr. Blaine Is a difficult man to inter
view. He is very reticent. Postmaster
General Wanamaker talks guardedly,
but is affable and generally popular with
interviewers. Secretaries Tracy and
Foster are very approachable. The Pres
ident does his talking through " Lige "
Halford, his secretary, and all that comes
thmnirh that source can be put in a nut- ,
shell. Nothing would surprise the coun
try more than a genuine interview with
a President, which has hardly been pos
sible since Joseph McCullauh, now ed
itor of the 6t. Louis Globe-Democrat, had
his famoua talk with Andrew Johnson.
Senator Dolph Introduces His Coast-
Defense Bill No Force Bills
Will Be Attempted.
Among the bills iust introduced in the
Senate was one by Senator Wolcott,' ap
propriating $150,000 for a public build
ing at Colorado Springs, Cot., and the
same amount for a public building at
T uJilU flnl Bon.ln, Alliasm i n f m-
duced a bill appropriating $200,000 to
establish a branch mint at Council Bluffs,
The make-uo' ot the Committee on
Privileges and Elections is claimed to
mean that no more force bills will go in
that body. Teller, the Chairman, ia op
posed to the bill of the last Congress,
and Mitchell was known to be very luke
warm in his support of the measure.
Both will probably prevent the consider- ,
ation of a similar measure again. .
Representative Hermann of Oregon
has had a conference with the Chief Jus
tice of the Conrt ot Claims relative to
the overcrowded condition ot business
in that court, and will in a few days in
troduce a bill to relieve the court, pro
viding for additional Judges, w hoses du
ties it shall be to take charge of the In
dian claims that have accumulated and
dispose of them. It ia the onlnion of
both the Chief Justice and Mr. Her
mann, if such a bill can pass, that the
accumulated depredation claim, will be
very speedily disposed of. ; i
r The delegations from the Stales which
are traversed by the Northern Pacilio
railroad are going to make an effort 1
have something done in relation to. the
claims made by the company for Hit
minerals that were not found as such
prior to the grant. This effects Idaho
and Montana to a greater extent than
any other portion of the country, al
though there are some mines in Wash
ington and Oregon. If legislation can
save the mineral lands to the people, it
will be passed through the efforts of
these Northwestern Congressmen. '
Senator Sherman has promised Stew
art that his free-coinage bill shall not be
held back in the Finance Committee;
that it will be reported back adversely
at the earliest possible date, and that it
may be brought before the Senate for i a
vote. It is Sherman's Idea that nothing
could be made by trying to strangle: the
silver bill, and that capita' can be made
for the Republiean party by opposing it,
but in a straight out and ont. manner,
and let those who are crowding the mat
ter take it to the President and get it
vetoed at the earliest possible moment.
In connection with Shermnn's position
on this queotioa it is said that there ia
yet with him a lingering hope tor the
Presidency, and that he possesses a con-.
Ungency that will make him the nominee.