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E OREGON MIST.
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 189?.
THE OREGON MIST
IMUEU EVEH Y I'HIOAV IHOHNIrlO
THE MIST PUBLISHING COMPANY,
J. R. BEEOLE, Manager.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
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Halt column una yeitr '
Ijunrlerenlunin on. year ...... .0
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Lnoiil tKittco.. in I'enl. per llur for (Ir.t In'.r
tloni lUcunln petllni) lur each nbiiiiiint In
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l,eiitl auertlmont, tl.M per Inch lor lint
luaertl mil 74 cent, per Inch lor each .iiIj..-
ciuunt I iieurllml.
COLOMBIA COUNTY I) IK KCTOKY.
juiiiie.,. Dean Blaucharrt, Katnler
Clrrk K. K. (Jules, H . Helen.
Hneillf A. Maaale, Ml. liclei
'Ireaaur r,....'. U. M. Wharton, Columbia City
Sunt. "I Hehonl. T. 1. ClecUin, Veruoul.
Aaaeaaor W. II. Kyaer, Rainier
Surveyor.,.., A. B. Utile, Ha uler
!e. u. n mo mover, veruuma
(I. W. Hafiiea, Mayser.
Ma.okw, HI. Helen. Lode;., No. M-BegnUr
coiiiiunnli'iitlonii llmt awl tlilnl Haturday In
.Hi ll month al7:!N)r. . t Maaonlo hell. Vl.lt
lint member. In good .landing Invited to at-
l,MAaoi(ir.-ttaliiler I-nda... No. II Stated
nmHIiiKH ifttlnnliiy on or hetoreoach. lull moon
t::r. m. at Muaoiilii hall, over Hlaiicharrt'.
lore. VlallliiK memliera In good lauding In
vited to attend, '
Down rlyar (Iki.I) clo.a at S:0 A, M.
lip tlvur (lHiat)li.a at 4 r. M.
The null fur Vernonla and rittahura '.
St. Helena Monday, Wedneaduy and Krldayal
Tiie' mull lor Marnhlntnl. Cletakanlo and Ml.t
leavoa (Jnlhii Monday, vt'odncwlay and rrlday
"VlaUa (railway) north cloa. a' 10 a, M.j (or
fori laud atx r. M,
Trar.laia' Uuld. Klv.r Koal...
Hta, W. Hil A visa- Uavea M. Helena
for Portland al II A. M. Tunlay, Thnradavand
Haturday. l.e.ivca HI. Helen, lor ( latakaul.
Miuday, Wedueaday and rrlday at S;U0 A, M.
Htkankr Ikai.ua lav. Ht. Helen, lor Port,
laud 7: tb . M. ttlunitim at o:Hu r. H-
Htkamrh Johki'M Kki.i.noii l.iiavea Ht. Helena
for I'oiiliirtd dully except Simdiiy. at 7 A. K. ar
rlvlnitat I'orlluint al IO.HIIi reluming, leave
purilanv at I f. arrivliiK at Ml. Helens an.
jit. ii. it. vuvr,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
St. Helena, Oregon.
JU. J. K. HALL, ' .
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Clataknuie, Columbia county, Or.
JjR. W. C. BELT, ,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
ATTORN EY-AT-L AW,
St. Uklbns, - - Oukqon.
Deputy District Attorney for Columbia Co.
T. A. MuIIhidi. A. 8. Dhkmkr,
jyjeHlUDK A DKK88ER,
Oregon City, Oregon.
I'rompt attention given liunl-olllce business.
8t. Helena, Oregon.
Ciiimty surveyor. Lund snrveyliifr, town
platlliiK, and cn(jiucering work promptly
W. T. Bubnev. J. W, DlAPIII.
JJtlRN'EY & DRAPER,
Oregon City, Orogon.
Twelve venriT exjicrlcnre as Register of
the United States Lmirl Oflloe here, recom
mends ue In ous specialty of nil kinds of
business belore tlie Litud Ome or the
Courts and involving the Oonernl I.ainl
JJROCKENBROUtJH oi COWINO,
ATTO RN E Y-at-L A W,
Oregon City, Oregon. '
(Laic Bpcciiil nent of General bind office. 1
IInniete:id, rre-emption, and Timber
Land applications, mid other Lnml Oltlce
business a specialty. Otllce, siiiond floor,
Lund 0 lik e Uuildii.it.
A. H. BLAKESLY,
Oriental : Hotel.
ST. HELKN8, OREGON.
The house has been fully refurnished
thioiighiiut mid tiie best of aooom
modutioiiB will be given.
RTAOK run In connection with
the hotel connecting with the North
ern 1'acltic Knilroad at Milinn. Stage
for Toooaua trains 10 p. m. For Portland,
train at S p. m.
EDWIN KOSS, DliTJG Q-IST.
- DEALER IN -
PURE DRUGS, OPTICAL GOODS,
MEDICINES, TOILET FANCY GOODS,
ARTICLES, CHEMICALS, STATIONERY,
CONFECTIONERY, NEW NOVELS, ETC.
And every thing usunlly found in a First-Class Drug Storo. .
FhysiclH.ni' Prescriptions carefully compounded at any hour, day or night, by a
competent and Experienced Druggist. .-.
. -AND DKVI.KBS IB
ST. HELENS, OR.
Joseph Kellogg &
Joseph Kellogg and Northwest.
FOR COWLITZ RIVER.
NORTHWEST Leaves KELSO Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday at 5 am. Leaves
day, and Saturday at 6 a. m.
JOSEPH KELLOGG Leaves RAINIISR at 5 a. ra
daily, Sunday excepted, arriving at Portland at 10:30 a. 'in
Returning leaves Portland at 1 p. m., arriving at 6 p. m
Freshest, Purest, and
Clatskanie Drug Store.;
DR J. E. HALL, Proprietor.
STEAMER G. W. SHAVER.
J. W. SHAVER, Master.
T.Aairoa "Pr.rt1n.nrl n f. Airier Sf, Honlf Montlftv. Wt dnpsilav. Friday
for Clatskanie, touching at Sauvies Island, St. IIelens,Columbia
C.'itv ITalnmii. Kopr flitv. Rn.in i Cedar Landinsr. Mt Coffin.
Bradbury, Ste'lla, Oak Point, a id all intermediate points, re
turning Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Ti.l Murk. wlih Hliuvllw. hv
Prior ol Queen Vi Antl-Hulrln.il. perboltlo. aent In
aeiumi 1 1. mii ooaervaiion
ponaeni. ntnetly eon
eoiititln.. We In vile
. nd lo-dav. Addreaa
l. nena money or aninipa oy imerwim n " ' T. , 1, it
ndentlal. Thla advertlNcment la noneai ira siniiKiu iin ... "
on to d.al with n and you will llnd everylhliic aarijricaeiitcilfiitthlai.nl an;;
OUFM CHEMICAL CO.. 174 Rnce Street, CINOIHHH1 l. . '
-To ladles whe Uiwodae. and aell amoea thlr rrlenna so W'i j rJ
we will preacint with a BILK DRKKB. Jf yarda bast aim Burn Laryo Boilla aiid aalw
Orders from tbo
Country filled by
Co.'s River Steamers,
'PC ' ' A' . .alibi Jgek
PORTLAND Tuesday, Thurs-
AT A REGULAR
Best of Everything
NEW DISCOVERY OCID&fiT
In compounainE it solution a purl wiui acctUently ppllled on the hand
anil on Wttshlnir sltei-waril Uwus (Uncovered tlu.t lite linlr was cem
plelelv remiiviio. We at once put llils wondei'liil prepiiratlon. ontho
inurketaiHl suRreiu litis been tlui demand thut i o are now Introduclne;
11 tlirougliotU tiic world under the nnmeof ttu en'a Anll-iiairJlie.
IT IS PERFECTLY HARMLESS AND
SO SIMPLE ANT ClliLEICANUSEIT,
T.a the hair over and apply the mixture lorn few nilnutis. and tho
tair Vllwippearaasll by muilowllliont the situ In sal pain or Injury when
amillcdorever nflerward. It Is unlike a nyollici' preparation everuaecl
iv i, into niirnnse. Tliiiiisniiila ol I.A 11 1 1 S w ho hove been annoyed
with hnlr on tlielr F. OH. XECK nod Alt MM attest Its wcrlM.
KNTI.KMION who dnnot apprrclnlea bcni lor hulr on their nerk,
And a nrlceU'n. boon In Ulleen'a Alll l-Ililll Ine wblrh doca .way
renderlne ita future rrowlh an lim r impoaaihliilj .
safety mailln. boxea poatnrJ yM by ".(seoirei
t -... I.u u..r.. .1.11... ft- 11 n-ill UIV Hi IIO lr .117
Discovery of an Immense
EXTENSIVE FIELDS OF COAL.
The Surplus of Wheat In Oregon
and Washington Califor
nia Hop Crop.
Bodle is rebuilding.
Astoria baa suppressed gambling.
Umatilla. Or., claims to have an In
dian 130 yeara old.
Electricity will soon ran all the street
rail waj a in Han Diego.
Work on Portland's magnificent vas-
aenger depot baa been reaumed.
Extensive coal field have inat been
discovered near Klamath Falls, Or.
The California bop crop promisea to
be of s first-clam quality. Picking ia
about to commence.
Ail pursuera of the Collia train rob
bera, the Sheriff and posse and the Ari
zona trailers have abandoned the aearcb.
The surplus of wheat in Oregon and
Washington will be about the same as
last season, bnt the quality ia superior.
A party of Pima Indiana went into a
Fhamiz (A. T.) store recently and par-
chased ten parlor chairs and two bjxes
of stove polish.
A. L. Taylor, who dried his own apri
cots this season, got f 450 from 148 trees
on one and a half acres in the south part
oi romona, i;ai.
Thomas O'Brien, President of the
Miners' Union in the Oveur d'Alenes,
has been sentenced to six months in the
Shoshone county jail.
Threats to kill Graham sympathizers
are made at Phoenix, A. X., by the
friends, it is supposed, of Tewkshary,
who is charged with assaulting Graham.
An immense glacial field, covering
nearly as great an area as that of the
Aipi. bnt not so thick, has been discov
ered thirty-five miles southwest of
A yoiinn man named Cooper robbed
the Superintendent of the Idaho Sam
pling Mill Company at Haiipy, Idaho,
of $4,IH)0 in county bonds, and left town
with the securities.
A fellow demanded a pass from the
Southern Pacific at Los Angeles, and on
refusal be acted eo strangely the police
were called on to remove t'im, bnt the
fe low fotiiht 1'ke a maniac and was se
cured with difficulty.
The Bradstreet mercantile agency re
ports fourteen failures in the Pacifio
Coast States and Territories for the past
week, as compared with fourteen for the
previous week and twenty-three for the
corresponding week of 1891.
Complaints have been made at San
Diego before thi Superior Court against
the Ferris Irrigation Comnany of the al
leged incompetency of the directors and
citations have been issued for them to
show why they should not be removed.
M. J. Williamson attempted to crosa
the desert, a distance of forty-five miles,
with only a bottle of water. He was
subsequently found lying in the sand, in
a dying condition, twenty-five miles
north of Phoenix, A. T-. He waa taken
to Phoenix, and will recover.
A scheme to pool the lumber trade of
the Coast from Alaska to Southern Cali
fornia under one head bas been origi
nated in San Francisco, says a Tacoma
dispatch. The plan of the proposed
trust has been sent to the Coast mill
owners, and the development of the
scheme for the past two months has been
carefully kept from the public.
It is rumored In Salem that hop buy
ers in the vicinity of Lincoln were offer
ing to contract a prime quality of hops
at 36 cents. It is known positively that
25 cents has been offered near Salem for
several daya, but the 35-cent rumor ia an
astonisher. Bayers concede that the
crop in England will be much shorter
than had been expected, and only a
small yield was counted on. Shortages
are also being reported from California,
where picking ia already in progress.
A very large deposit of kaolin has been
found in the near vicinity of The Dalles
on the Oregon side of the Columbia.
This alkaline earth, when heated with
pare sand and potash or soda, forms
common glass. As sand of the purest
quality is abundant in this vicinity, and
ine constituent aixaune carina are also
found in abundance, there is no reason,
says The Dalles TimerKiunlaineer, with
the amount of capital lying dormant in
The Dalles, that a glass factory should
not be inaugurated immediately.
Arrangements are quietly progressing
which are likely to result in carrying out
the proposed scheme of building a motor
line to Waterloo from Albany. Several
capitalists of Portland, as well as Al
bany, are willing to take stock in the
project, and have been looking after the
matter during the past few days. It is
proposed to run an electric motor line
via Lebanon and Sodavillo to Waterloo,
and from the fails there to trarsmit
power for electrio lights and motive
power for the street-car system of Al
bany. Settlers who have filed homestead
claims and desire to make proof and pay
for the land must prove at least fourteen
montns' actual residence since the date
of the entry to entitle them to commute
and pay cash for the land. The time
they have lived on the land before filing
will not be allowed when they seek to
commute. It will be allowed where they
continue residence and make five yetrs'
residence on their homesteads. This
statement is made on the authority of
Captain J. T. Apperson, Register of the
Oregon City land' office.
A report comes from Turner and other
places in the Willamette Valley to the
effect that ahovers of the queer are work
ing in that neighborhood. In some places
they are uing the old dodge by chang
ing a two-dollar to a ten by pasting the
figure ten from a cigar stamp on a two
dollar bill. And in places they are pass
ing counterfeit silver dollars. The coun
terfeit dollar is easily detected by the
sleek feeling, and is lighter in weight
than the genuine half-dollar, but the
two-dollar bill is hard to detect, unless
one ia observing when receiving it.
The Revenues of Oxford and Cambridge
Represent an Immense Amount
of Money Etc.
The University of Leipsic ia worth
There are thirty-one colored schools in
Iberville parish, La., and only twenty
The English Privy Council has decided
that Manitoba need not maintain sep
arate schools for Roman Catholics.
For two years in succession a girl stu
dent has carried off the Sargent prize for
a metrical translation of an ode of Hor
ace, open to all the students of Harvard
There la not at the preaent moment in
the whole length and breadth of the Ger
man fatherland a university which ad
mits women as a matter of right to its
Queen Mary's College is the only col
lege for women in Scotland that fits them
for university degrees. It was founded
about fllteen years ago, and bas 200 stu
dents in art, science and medicine.
England with ninety-four universities
has 2,723 more professors and 51,814
more students than the 360 universities
in the United States. The revenues of
Oxford and Cambridge represent a capi
tal of about $75,000,000.
The only dental departments that ad
mit women to the study of dentistry are
those of Ann Arbor and Pennsylvania
College. The first woman dentist, Mme.
Hirschfeldt, who afterward became dent
ist to the family of Emperor William,
graduated from the Pennsylvania school.
"Thomas Walton of Philadelphia says
there should be a law forbidding a
teacher to teach after reaching the age
of 50." "William Gender of Milwaukee
recommends a change in the rales which
will insure a permanent tenure of office
to competent teachers." Let the other
cities speak. " In the multitude of coun
selors there is safety."
The gospel of St. Mark, printed on
raised letters at Philadelphia in Novem
ber, 1833, was the stepping stone to the
education of the blind. It was printed
in the old French type invented by Hany,
but now Roman letters (without capitals,
to save space) are used, and the Bible is
printed in eisht volumes, each a little
larger than Webster's unabridged dic
The new catalogue of the University
of Pennsylvania shows 1,764 students,
or twenty le" than Yale, while the Uni
versity ot Michigan bas Z,b3, or just
twenty less than Harvard. In the num
ber of teacher i Harvard now comes first
with 263, the Univeraity of Pennsylvania
second with Z37, Uoiumma third with
220, Yale fourth with 153 and Michigan
fifth with 145.
The three characteristic instrumental
ties of modern civilization are the rail
road, the newspaper and the common
school. The common school means the
acquisition on the part of each boy and
girl, whether rich or poor, of the neces
sary knowledge required to read the
newspa.ier and make use of the railroad
to exchange the products of their own
industry for a share in the products of
the world's industries. The consequence
of the use of machinery and the steam
engine is the trans'er of population from
the country to the city and the substi
tution of educated directive power over
machines in place of mere hand labor.
Hence everywhere education is in the
ascendant. After the Franco-Prussian
war Austria increased its school attend
ance until it has now 13 per cent, of its
population in school. France hes in
creased its school attendance to 15 per
cent, of iU population, where it had
only 9 per cent, before the battle of Se
dan. About the same time England re
modeled her owe system, and following
the example of France in 1881, England
in 1889 has made her schools free to all
her pupils. Italy and Spain have devel
oped their schools until 10 per cent, of
their respective populations are in the
A Novelist Takes Andrew Carnegie as
the Model for the Hero In a Novel
That He is Preparing.
John Blackatone sold the silo of the
city of Boston for $150 in 1635.
The Empress of Austria when in her
younger days waa considered the best
horsewoman in the world. She still
keeps up her old love for riding.
Mrs. Guild, an American sculpt. .:s,
has recently completed a bust of Mr.
Gladstone, which is highly commended
, by the critics as a portrait and a work oi
Harriet Beecher 8towe is not yet en
, tirely forgiven in the South for her "Un
cle Tom's Cabin" according to a visitor
in St. Louis interviewed by the Globe
Democrat. I William Black, the novelist, ia taking
I Andrew Carnegie sa the model - for the
hero in a novel he ia preparing. The
novelist was with Carnegie in his coach
ing tour through the Highlands.
I Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood has b?en lect
' uring on the question, ' Is Marriage a
Failure ?" Belva says it isn't ; but what
the great pub io yearns to know is
whether there is any Mr. Lockwood and
. what he thinks about it. .
I M. Zola bas been so much struck by
the scenes and incidents he witnessed at
Lonrdes that he has mapped out the out
lines of a book on the subject. Despite
' the themes it is not likely to be an en
grossingly religious work.
Newman Manning, formerly a Catholic
and a nephew of Cardinal Manning, w-ts
baptized and became a member of the
Chestnut-street Baptist Church of Lnu-
i isville, Ky., recently. It was the desire
of his uncle that he Bhould become a
Count de Lesseps, notwithstanding
the calamity his Panama canal project
brought upon him, looks marvelously
I young for his years (he will be 87 in No
vember), and he enjoys excellent health.
He is living modestly in Paris with his
(second) wife and their young children.
I The 'mother of the Shah of Persia, Sul
j taneh Wolideh, according to foreign pa
pers died In Teheran a short time ago.
She was the widow r f the Shah Mohara
i med, whom she survived more than forty
yeari. The Princess occupied a palace
: of her own in the Persian capital, where
each Friday sh waa accustomed to re
ceive her son. The monarch never failed
at these visits to bring his mother either
, a basket of fruit or a basket of flowers
from his private garden,
Extensive Frauds Upon a
THE CHOLERA IN RUSSIA.
Europe Suffering Just Now From
a Glut of International
Cholera returns in Russia show a large
increase in new cases.
The backbone of the revolution in
Honduras bas been broken.
Paria alone consumes more wine an
nually than all the United States.
Kioto, or Mioko, Japan, is making
ready to celebrate its 1100th birthday.
The Czar's throne is said to be worth
four times as much as Queen Victoria's.
The Afghan news has caused a steady
decline in government securities at Lon
don. French Republicans have gained 195
seats in the elections to Departmental
Baron Rothschild of Paris is said to be
mad. and his insanity finds relief in
A French company ia building an
American street-car line in a Turkish
town ruled by Russia.
Symptoms of the phylloxera have ap
peared in vines on the Rille, the Rhone
and at Hautvillers, France.
Locusts have invaded the province of
Buenos Ayrea in the Argentine, and are
doing great damage to crops.
Mrs. Langtry'a ambition to be tall has
made her appear in extraordinarily high
hats and French-heeled shoes.
The Congo State fnwaj at Benakamba
have been annibi'a 1 and Commander
Hodister tortured and beheaded.
England's imports for July, compared
with a year ago, increased $335,00U, and
her exports decreased $1,240,000.
In Paris the newspapers are discussing
the anestion. Will France be reduced to
the necessity of importing babies 7
I Hombarg's season is now at its height,
' with hundreds of royal and noble peo
: pie to be seen in the pa-sing show.
I There are some who advance the opin
, ion, based upon bis recent utterances,
that Bismarck bas become demented.
The uprising of the Arabs in Congo
State is said to be in obedience to a proc
lamation oi "holy war" from Mecca.
Mr. and M'B. Stanley are busy explain
ing to the newspaper-reading public why
the tormer was defeated for Parliament.
The census of India, just completed,
shows that country to nave a population
of 230,000,000, a gain of 11 per cent, over
There are 150,000 Americans in Eu
rope this summer, and it is estimated
tnat they will spend $07,037,500 in sight
seeinir. A Paisley poet has been fined 7s fid for
creating a disturbance by reading his
poetry to the inhabitants of an Ayrshire
Chancellor von Caprivi proposes to
atop the growing of tobacco in Germany
and to place a heavy tariff on imported
The Pope haa presented hia portrait to
the Q ieen Regent of Spain, Monsignoo
xsei ai iwing commissioned io convey
it to her.
Since 18S6 Great Brain has completed
nineteen new armored warships, while
ten others are in various stages of con
struction. An outbreak of phylloxera ia reported
in the Avize-Cramant district, the vine
yards of which are among the finest in
A choir of women wearing cassocks,
surplices and mortar-board caps has been
introduced at St. James' Church, Mar
Aid. Caldwells, the man who defeated
Henry M. Stanley for Parliament recent
ly, began life as a gardener's boy, and
subsequently worked as a tailor.
In underground London there 'are
! 3,000 miles of sewers, 34,000 miles of tel-
egrapn wires, s,zuu miles oi gas pipes
and 4,500 miles of water mains.
Owing to a failure of harvest, Samara,
one of the most fertile provinces of Rus
sia, has applied for a loan of 20,000 ru
bies, with which to procure seed.
Europe is suffering just now from a
glut of international expositions. Affairs
of this sort are in progress in Stockholm,
Munich, Schevingen, Vienna and Genoa.
The Emperor William will visit King
Oscar of Sweden in September. The
monarens will meet at Uothenbarg and
BIBll UUUI IUC1D v - uuuwug upiui-
tion. .' , .
The convention of German horse butch
ers have agreed to open a first-class res
taurant at B-rlin for the purpose of ed
ucating the upper classes to use horse
flesh as food. , (
The Shah of Persia has left Teheran
for hia annual sojourn at his summer
palace, accompanied by a retinae of 800
wives ana regiments oi tniantry, cavalry
Extensive frauds noon the Cutom
houe of Barranquilla, capital of the
Colombian province of the same name,
have been di 'covered, The total amount
ia placed at $186,000.
A Frenchman has invented an envel
ope which exposes part of the letter to
the stamp that makes the postmark.
Thus the inclosure will bear official proof
of the date on which it was posted.
One of the most important undertak
ings recently sanctioned by the Munici
pal Council of Paris is the construction
of an underground electrio tramway
from the Bois de Boulogne to the Bois
The Queen Regent of Holland has re
fused to remit the sentence o! three
months' imprisonment imposed on Cap
tain Bakker of the Netherlands-American
line steamer Obdam for cruelty to a
stoker on board ot that vessel.
Berlin has spent about $14,000,000 in
sewage works and $5,668,719 in sewage
farms, on which about 860,000,000 tons
of sewage has so far been deposited.
Eighteen thousand acres of land near
Berlin have been bought for sewage
Supervising Architect Edbrooke Says the
New Eight-Hour Law Increases
Cost of Construction.
The Land Department haa notified
Representative Hermann that it hopes
to be able to allow Oregon $35,000 for
surveys of public lands, and that direo
tiena have been sent to the Surveyor- '
General of Oregon to complete inspec
tion of all surveys not yet inspected.
Funds are now provided for that pur
pose. Supervising Architect Edbrooke says
regarding the new eight-hour law that it
will increase the cost of construction 12
per cent. The government spends about
$25,000,000 annually on public buildings,
ana the additional expenditure under
the new law will be $3,000,000. He saya
tha law may also make a serious differ
ence in the character of the public build
ings to be erected in Washington, Omaha,
St. Paul, Milwaukee and San Francisco.
Treasury officials, while apparently
unconcerned over the recent gold ship
ments, are generally observing unusual
reticence in the matter. Acting Treas
urer Whelpley takes a very philosophical
view of the situation, and says he aeea no
occasion for any excitement because the
Assistant Treasurer at Mew York recent
ly paid oat $1,000,000 in gold for export
in exchange for treasury notes. He saya
that there ia nothing unusual in the
transaction beyond the fact that gold
shipments seem to have continued a lit
tle later this year than heretofore. It
waa due, he thought, to very heavy im
ports of late, paymenta for which must
be made in gold. Gold exports in hia
opinion are practically at an end for this
season, and the usual reaction in favor
of the United States will soon aet in..
Representative Hermann was in con
sultation with the acting Secretary o(
War. General Grant, the other day, seek
ing to expedite department action as to
the contracting of work at the Cascade
locks and the canal on the Columbia.
General Grant assured Mr. Hermann
that the department itself is doing all
that is possible and allowing no unnec
eseary time to elapse, and that Major
Hand bury, being the officer in charge,
has been directed to submit specifica
tions upon the contract, which ia to be
let. So many advantages are taken by
contractors in every way that the chief
of engineers ia determined that when
the contract ia entered into for this great
work, as Congress haa directed, it must
be understood that no leniency will be
shown, and that every particle of work
must be completed in the exact time
and order specified in the contract, and
the contract shall be so carefully pre
pared that no advantage shall be had by
The Potomac river, which is the only .
waterway approach to the national capi
tal, after being practically unguarded for
many years is at laat to be supplied with
modern defenses. The project contem
plates empalements for four twelve-inch
modern guns on lifts, six ten-inch and
three eight-inch guns on a disappearing
carriage, eight twelve-inch mortars and
extensive submarine mines operated
from two mining casements. The tor
pedo arrangement will be one of the
most complete and destructive in the
world. Immediately in front of the fort
the Potomac curves gracefully in the
shape of a half moon, and the guna
posted in the land batteries can deliver
a broadside as well as a " bow-on " fire
upon an advancing boat before the tor
pedo mines are reached. Plans have
also been perfected for effectually ob
structing the river at this point should
such a step be necessary. The sum of
$117,100 from ths general appropriation
of February 21, 1891, is now being ex
pended on this work, and abould that
amount not prove sufficient, an allot
ment will be made from the appropria
tion passed at the session recently end
ed. Two hundred additional acres of
ground at Sheridan's Point on the Poto
mac, contiguous to Fort Washington,
have also been acquired by the govern
ment so that there may be no lack ol
room for the plant.
WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.
A California Young Lady Will Set Up
and Operate a Miniature Black
The government of Mexico will ex
hibit at the World's Fair a large and
valuable collection of Aztec relics.
Director-General Davis of the World's
Fair estimates that Congress has con
tributed nearly $4,000,000 to the exposi
tion. . .
The colored women of Minnesota have
offered to assist in the decoration of the
State's building at the World's Fair, and
the offer has been accepted. .
A model of the figure of Lot's wife in .
salt will appear in the Kansas World's
Fair exhibit to represent or illustrate
the salt industry of that State.
The German exhibit at the World's
Fair will contain an. architectural dis
play, including drawings illustrating 200 .
or morn of the most notable buildings'
in the Empire. .
Handsnmnlv framed, larva nhnto-
graphic views of the prominent feat n res
of the numerous seaside resorts of New
Jersey will be shown in the exhibit of
that 8tate at the World's Fair.
The women of New York State will
furnish and decorate the library room
in the woman's building at the World'a
Fair. Plans are perfected to make the
furnishings very elaborate and tasteful.
The room will contain as complete a col-
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written by women. -
The California State World'a Fair
Board has given permission to Miss Ray
Bitveridge of San Francisco to setup and
operate a miniature blacksmith's forge
in the California building. Miss Bever
idge is a niece of ex-Governor John L.
Beveridge of Illinois, and is said to be
an expert of the anvil.
Thomas Cook & Son of London, the
well-known tourists' agents, have noti
fied the transportation department of
the World's Fair that they intend to
make an exhibit of means of transpor
tation, including the following : Nor
wegian carriole, Norwegian sleigh, Lap
land dog sleigh, Irish car, Neapolitan
cart, Turkish calqne, Palestine encamp
ment, camel saddle and harness, ele
phant with howdah, Bombay bullock
cart, .catamaran, Chinese palanquin,
Japanese jinrikaha, antique English se
dan chairs, old English traveling char
iot, models of dahabeahs and Nile steam
ers, models of boats and also to show
models of various Egyptian temples.
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