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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1892.
THE OREGON MIST
IIVtJEU EVKUV I'HIOAV IMOHMlNta
THE MIST PUBLISHING COMPANT,
J. R. BEKOLE, Manager.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPHK
One copy one year In nlmnc, II M
Out unity tlx mouth.
Profeaalonal cardi on, rear I 13
Oiie I'olumn on year 1M
Hall column una year 76
Ouarlar column one year 4'
One Inch una muutli !
One Inch three imtnth. M '
Una Inch .U months I
l.iM'ul notice., Invent! per line for llr.t lu-er
tlon; lu uaut par line lor each aubeiiient lit
Lexnl ailvartlH.iiieiitt, II.M ier lui'h Fur II rat
Inanriliiii, aim 70 eeuta rar inon iur eavn unae
COLUMBIA COUNTY DIUKCTOKY.
Jmlite.. Di'au Illamihard, Italuler
Clara K. K. ynick, -. m-iona
Hnarlir . A. M !., rtl. II f lei,.
1r.-a.iir r K. M. Wliartou, Columbia City
Hu,. of schools T. J. Cleetou, Vanmiiia
Auwxor , W. II. Kyaur, Kalliler
Burvoyor A. H. I.UIIo, Ha uler
.,, ,., ,. jrt. a. Hiiho mover, Variioula
"- U. w. Haruaa, Mayner.
MiaoKtr. Bt. Holent Uxlgs, No. 11 Regular
eomiuiiiiiratlona Itrat ami tlilril Saturday In
aaclinioiilh alTiHOr. M. at Maaonle hall, Visit-
I nil member. In good alaudliii) luvltad to at.
M lai.mi? -Hulitiar I.odre. No. 21 Mtated
nie.tln. riatunlay on or before earn full moon
at l:m I. at. at Miuomc nan, over uiaucnani .
alnre. Vl.ltlug member. Ill good ataudlng In
vltud to atund,
flown river (boat) rloae. at ?S0 a. M.
t'l, river llioalUflilHe. at 4 P. M.
The uall for Vemonla and I'lttntmrir l.avai
Hi. Helena llbiiday, Wetliieatlay and rrlday at
I A. M.
The mall Inr Marahland. Clat.kanle and Mlat
leave. Cjulnn Monday, nauueaoay ana rnaay
M.ihi (railway) north oloae a' 10 a. at.; Iur
I'urll.ud at I r.N.
Travelers Ui.Ua Hirer Heaitaa,
Htii0. W. iuva-l-eavea . Helen,
lor Portland at 11 a. at. Tueaday, Tburailav and
H.tunlay. Uavua Ml. Helena for ilatakanle
atoniiay, weuiiewiay ami rnuay at o.w a, m.
HrKAMRtt Iiiliii-leaves Bt. Helen, for Port
land 7:a6 a. M. returning at t:m r. n.
HrHa JoaarU Kiu.mia Leave. t. Helen,
for Portland dully ament Holiday, at 7 a. at., ar
rlvlngat I'ortlaud at ID. HO; returning, leave
ruruanr at I r. .. arriving at oi. neieua
JJK. II. B. CUKK,
VUYSICIAN and SURGEON.
8t. Helena, Oregon,
J-JB. . K. HALL,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Clatakiiuie, CmIiiiiiIiIii comity, Or.
JK. W. C. BELT,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
yy j. hick,
8r. Helens, ... Okkiion.
Deputy District Atlorney for CuluniUa Co.
T. A. McUuids. . A. 8. 1)n",
JJCllHiDK 4 DKKHSER,
Oregon City, Oregon,
Prompt Htlention given land-office business.
Y H. LI'ITLK,
Bt. Helens, Oregon. .
Comity surveyor. Lund surveying, town
platting, and engineering work promptly
W.T.BURNM. J. W. OlAPKK.
J JfJHNKY A DRAPER,
Oregon City, Oregon.
Twelve years' exprrienra as Register of
the United States Land Office liere, reoom
inends us In oils specialty of nil kinds of
business before the Laud OlhVe or the
Courts and involving the Oonerul Land
jJROUKENBROUHH M tiOWINU,
Oregon City, Oregon.
( Late specie! agent of General Itind office. )
llonnntesd, Pre-emption, and Timber
Land applications, and other Land Office
business a specialty. Office, second floor,
Land Office Bulletin:.
ST. HELKN8, OREGON
The house hns been fully refurnlsbeu
throughout itnd the heat of accom
modations will be glren.
STAGE run In connection with
the hotel connecting with the North.
' em Paoliic Kallroad at Milton. - Stage
f or Taoomt traina 10 p. m. For Portland
train at S p. m.
Daring and Suc;es;fu! Train
Robbery in Ori'gDn.
SHAUPL'llS AT LOi ANGHLES.
Three Cliin.'so Arrivals on the
Steam h p Plira Nang to
The Oregon hop ylelj la bout half a
Hacramento police are raiding the
Carson ii being terrorized by burglars
Bt. Helena baa commenced work on a
system of leverage.
Humboldt's County Hospital at Eu
reka ii now lighted with gag.
Extensive forevt Bret are reported
near Grant's Paia, Or., in the mountains.
8a t Lake la exhibiting a MV) gold
DUgget from the mines at Osceola, Nev.
The Pad He Coast Fire Chiefs' Associa
tion will meet in Ban Francisco next
More than one-third of the freshman
class of the Stanford University are from
A trunk with 100 pounds of opium has
been seised on the Citr of Kinnston
The wrecked whaleback Wetruore on
North Sr-lt. near Marahfield. Or., shows
no signs of breaking up.
Charles Q. Price, convicted at Butte.
Mont., of murder, took poison while in
jail, two hours after the verdict of guilty,
James D. Lacy, who killed Indian Pete
at Maytleld last May, has been ac
quitted at Ban Jose. The Indian as
saulted Lacy'j mother, and Lacy shot
The non-union mi ters in thu Cour
d'Alenes, who were injured in the tate
outbreak in Idaho, are to sue the com-
Jianiea by which they were employed
The quail in Arizona have entirely de
stroyed nine acres of beans for William
Fair near Yuma. The birds anrear bv
thousand", and eat the plants entirely
ou me groum..
The Row burg and Con Bay railroad
is to be completed to Ccfluille City this
(all. The roadbed is now graded to that
point, anil rails are laid to within ten
miles of that place.
A new 6.000.000-aallon Damn at the
Sa'em (Or.) wator works blew up with a
terrific craxh the other day while run
ning at lull speed. Hie lionae was
li wled before the water could be abut
The north section of the Gold Hill
(Nev.) public school building as de
stroyed by fire Sunday night. Loss,
1 20,000 s insured for 3.500. The tire is
euppjsed to have been of incendiary
The Controller of the Currency has
declared a second dividend of 10 per
cent, in favor of the creditors of the
California National Bank of San Diego,
making in all 20 per cent, on claima
proved, amounting to $718,338.
The Reno Gaiette sava: All signs
point to a hard winter. Pinenats are
more plentiful than for some years past;
chipmunks are storing nuts in great
quantities and yellow-jackets are thicker
than Hies in some parts ol the country.
The lurv in the McWhlrter case at
Fresno has brought in a verdict that de
ceased came to his death from gunshot
wounds "inflicted by some person or
persons unknown to us." The testi
mony did not favor the aniclde theory.
A Sacramento girl. Miss Emily A.
Campbell, is to wed Mohammed, the
King ol rrampd" at Oguen. and mncn
to do is to be made over the event. Mo
hammed's marriaize belmr one of the
conditions on which he is to win his
Cantain Worth of the Al;ce Blanch-
ard, just arrived at Port Townsend from
Alaska, reports wonderful strikes tngoia
mining up the Yukon. Miners are earn
Ing from $8 to $18 a day. Over 3)0
whites winter in that country, thing
never before known in that region.
Sharpers at Los Anneles manage to
sell worthless potatoes to housekeepers
by representing that the ladies' hus
bands purchased the vegetables and or
dered them sent home, where the ven
ders would be paid. As the sacks -are
not examined until the rascals are away,
the fraud la not discovered until too late.
The United 81 a tea Fish Commission
er's car No. 2 has arrived at Pendleton,
Ur. it contains tn the twenty transpor
tation tanks aomo 2,600 black boss of
lair size obtained at Uuincv. 111., from
the overflow of the Mississippi. About
200 base were put off at Boise, and roost
of the remainder will be placed in Lib
erty, Loon and iwer images, Washington.
A lew will be it Derated in ponds near
Reporta from Waahougala. Wash..
state that the fires still rage fiercely in
the timber belt north of near frame.
Two women, one with children, have
mode their way to Wasb.ou.iala and tell
of the terrible danger to settlers on tim
ber claims. They had to leave their
homes and take the quickest way out.
Numerous cabins are scattered all
through the timber for twenty milea
back, and it ia not known how many
settlera are on their places. Mount
rieasant is ail on ore, and all the people
In and around that neighborhood are
fighting to save the r homes.
A daring and successful train robbery
occurred on the west-bound Union Pa
cific train recently. Just altrr the train
left Naasta. a station on the Short Line
twenty-five miles west of Caldwell,
Idaho, a man in one of the coaches ap
proached two of the pasaengere and
asked change for )5. The unsuspecting
Jtaasengers orew lortn their pocketbooka
or the money when two confederates of
the man wanting change appeared and
narcnea me pocvetooots from their
owners' bauds. .The coach was im
mediately in an uproar, but the robbers
coolly drew aixshooters and pointed
them at the excited passengers, order
ing them to sit down and remain quiet
The robbers dropped off before the train
WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.
More Than 10,000 Men at Work Getting
the Buildings and Grounds Ready
for the Exposition.
Miss Elizabeth Nev of Hempstead.
Tex., a descendant of Marshal Ney of
Prance, will ex-cute in marble the
statues of a number of Texas heroes for
exhibition at the World's Fair.
The United States ship Constitution Is
about to start for Italy to collect works
of art tor the World's Fair. These art
treasures will remain in constant cus
tody of the government, and will be re
turned after the fair in the same man
ner as brought.
New York State proposes to exhibit
at the'Wor.d's Fair complete data, in
cluding photographs, oi all the monu
ments which have been erected to sol
diers of that State who served in the
war of the Revolution, the war of 1812
or the war of 1881.
Arrangements have been completed
whereby excursion tralna to the World's
Fair, by whatever road they may arrive
in Chicago, will run within the exposi
tion grounds and discharge their passen
gers there. No transfer of passengers at
any point will be necessary.
More than 10,000 men are now at work
in getting the buildings and grounds
ready for the great exposition of 18U3.
On a number of the structures work pro
ceeds day and night. Wonderful prog
ress is being made, and it is assured that
all will be completed in time for the
The pupils of the High School of Sa
lem, Mass., are preparing an interesting
memorial of that ancient town for the
World's Fair. The amateur photogra
phers of the school are engaged in the
preparation of a series of views of the
many points of historic interest in which
the town abounds. These are to be fin
ished by the pupils themselvea, and are
to form the Illustrations of handsome
album. The descriptive letter-press of
the book, also the work of the pupila, ia
to be neatly written on a typewriter, so
that the whole volume will be literally
the handiwork of the children of Salem.
Members of the North American Turn
er Bund are making elaborate pre para
tions for their exhibit at the World's
Fair. They will occupy 4,500 square feet
in the liberal-arts budding and 112,600
square feet for outdoor drill, in which
probamy o.uuv auuita anu several thou
sand children will participate. In the
covered space the Turners will have
model clnsses taught gymnastics in ac
cordance with their system now in vogue
in their societies and the Chicago public
schools. The exhibition represented by
their commission includes 350 societies,
with a membership of 50,000, of whom
5,0VU reside In Uhluago.
A very interesting exhibit in Ihe
transportation department of the World's
tair will be made hy the steamship and
railway companies of England. The col
lection of models of battle ships, yachts.
cruis'rs, more steamers and merchant
vessels will be complete than was ever
before exhibited. The London and
Northwestern railway will send o er a
complete train of cars, headed by agreat
compound locomotive named " Great
Britain." lliis will afford an opportu
nity to compare the English compart
ment cars and sleepers with American
coaches. The Ore it Western railway
wll exhibit the antiq lated locomotive
"Lird of ths Isles." one of the first used
on the roi l. Several of the railways
will show their signaling systems.
American Investors Protest Against the
Recommendation of the Adoption
of a Foreign Rifle.
Consul-General Sutton has cabled the
State Department that the time for the
free importation ol corn baa been ex
tended by the Mexican Government
until November IS.
In the case of James Shinn, involving
a Porterfield scrip location upon Belling
ham Bay, Wash., the Land Coinmis
Bionor's judgment is modified. The
Jirinclples involved are similar to those
n the case of Addison A. Uosmer, lately
deceased. A hearing is ordered to de
termine the status of land applied for,
after which the case will be adjudicated.
American inventors are protesting
bitterly against the action of the small
arms board in recommending the adop
tion of a foreign rifle for the use of the
Federal and State troops. Since the
announcement was made that the board
bad reported in favor of the Krag
Jorgenten rifle, the invention of Her
man Johannes Krag, superintendent of
the rifle factory of Norway, and Erick
Jorgensen, battalion armorer of Norway,
the War Department at Washington has
been flooded with letters from dis
appointed American inventors and their
friends urging that the , board's recom
mendation be not approved. Many of
these inventors claim they did not have
sufficient time to properly perfect their
work, and beg that the board be recon
vened for the purpose of considering
improvements which they have made
since their guns were tried, and which
they claim promise better results than
those obtained from the Krag-Jorgensen
There are good reasons for believing
that the aealed instructions which were
delivered to Admiral Walker on board
the Chicago entrusted him with a mis
sion more important perhaps than any
that has been confided to an American
naval officer in recent years. The pro
tracted conference which President Har
rison held with Acting Secretary of State
Adee on his recent visit to Washington ;
the long consultation between Secretary
o the Navy Tracy and Mr. Adee efore
Admiral Walker's orders were finally
agreed upon; the carefully worded
official statement given out that Admiral
Walker "was directed to pursue a vigor
ous course in dealing with the situation,
especially in connection with foreign
aggression;" all take new significance
on the supposition, believed to be well
founded, that Admiral Walker's mission
to La Guayra with his squadron will be
to proffer' the. friendly intervention of
the United .States to the Venezuelan
authorities, whoever they may be by the
time he arrives out there, for the pur
pose of preventing the final "absorption
of Venezuelan territory by Great Brit
ain, and, further, to secure the restora
tion of the Uaivt quo as to such bcnida
ries as existed prior to 1877, and to ob
tair consent for submission to arbitra
tion of the question of title to the terri
tory in dispute.
River Coal Operators at Pitts
burg Close Down.
THE KRAG-JORGENSEN RIFLE
A Kansas District Court Judge's
Decision Creates Much
The Eastern hay crop is short.
There are five State tickets in tho field
The New Jersey State prison contain!
The season's domestic tobacco crop is
reported exceptionally large.
Connecticut's peach crop amounts this
year to only (56,000 baskets.
The Chicago Council has approved the
act of the Mayor in closing Garfield race
Kansas has 9,000 miles of railroad, and
there is a wheat blockade at every
The fire engine manufacturers of the
United States and Canada have formed
It is not unlikely that the G. A. R.
Encampment of 18U3 will be held at
The United States is the richer by
$2,003,000 in money orders never pre
sented for payment.
All the larger cities in Pennsylvania
are being especially cleansed in antici
pation of the cholera.
Indiana is claimed to have but one
surviving soldier of the war of 18)2.
There are 262 widows.
Lebanon. Mo., is infested with a band
of burglars, who use their pistols with
reckless ind ffrence.
The Kansas wheat crop will amount
to 70,000,000 bushel", or 6,000,000 mora
than last year's crop.
Four boodllng ex-Canadian bank or
civil officers are aa'd to be living in oue
block in Detroit, Mich.
The Metropolitan Traction Company
of N w Yo k has increased its capi
tal stock to 3O,0JO,00j.
Somebody in Rhode Island is said to
be palming off bogus oleomargarine on
the New England public.
In 1880 the money added to prizes by
the racing associations amounted to
$18,000. Now it reaches $4,000,000.
The new Croton dam to be built near
New York, it is said, will be the largest
in the world. Work will soon be begun.
A much-needed rain the latter part of
last week saved the Missouri corn crop
and guaranteed the wheat acreage of
St. Louie tckes to the antique. That
city ia organizing what ia claimed to be
the first Italian regiment ever formed in
Koland A. Hewitt, a. well-known bi
cyclist t Atlantic City, N. J., and a
clerk in the postofflce, is charged with
robbing the mails.
A meteor about twelve inches in
diumeter fell and shattered a rock twelve
times as' big near Livingston Manor,
Sullivan county, N. Y.
Uncle Sam's income ia increasing.
The government's receipts in August
were about $5,000,000 in excess of those
of the same month in 1891,
A resolution te assess the capital stock
of the Pullman Car Company at $43,
688,750 was introduced in the Board of
Equalisation at Springfield, DX
Owing to the cholera scare, it is re
ported that the city of New York has
been made cleaner than at any time
since the last visitation of cholera.
In Louisiana they are talking of the
degradation of the prize ring by allowing
the admiesion therein of black pugilists
on equal terms with white bruisers.
There is a great demand lust now for
olectric torchlights, which will be uaed
by some campaign clubs aa a substitute
ior the time-honored, bad-smelling oil
The builders of engines, dynamos and
all equipments intended for steam and
electricity have a vast amount of work
on hand", probably more than at any
There seems to be an impression that
cholera is incurable. This is a great
mistake. Trie large majority of well-
conditioned persons are usually saved by
James J. West has beu set free by
Judge Tuthill of Chicago, and the pros
ecutions for alleged acts committed
while in possession of the Timet proper
ty were quashed. ,
The Niagara Falls tunnel will prob
ably be finished October 1, and the
wheel-pit excavation shortly after.
Power will begin to be furnished toward
the end of March.
An electric road for passengers, freight
and general service between Fonda,
Johnstown and Gloversville, N. Y is to
be constructed at a cost of $500,000. It
will be seventeen miles in length.
Grasshoppers are doing damage to
bath corn and cotton in West Tennessee.
In some places cotton has beea stripped
bare of its leaves, and it is often the
case that bolls are cut off from the limb.
The river coal operators at Pittsburg
have served notices of a reduction on
the miners and closed the mines until
the new achednle is agreed to. Between
7,000 and 8,000 men are thrown out of
The Boston Globe is authority for the
statement that not one member of the
United States Senate was born west of
the Msa u-i river, and all but two out
of thirty three were born east of the
Missies ppl. .
In Ohicaso a man has been brought
before the United States Commissioner
for selling soda-water drinks railed
"pilgrims." His offenae was that he
put about 10 per cent, of whisky in them
without having a government license.
A ruling by a District Court Judge at
Wichita that County Clerks had no legal
right to issue marriage licenses, the law
giving the Probate Judore the riohr. hu
created much excitement in that portion
of Kansas, for daring the past few yean
uuiuuera oi people nave oeen wedded
under lioensea obtained from the County
Clerk of a neighboring town when the
Probate J udg was absent.
The Results of the Midsummer Examina
tions of the Royal University of
Ireland Miss Brownell.
India is starting technical schools.
The oldest English public school is
Winchester, founded in 1837.
. Laundry work la now being taught in
aome of the schools of England.
The Q'teen of Italy is at the head of
an industrial college for women, founded
Providence is to bave a permanent ex
hibition of Rhode Island industries and
in connection a school of technology.
The coming year at Harvard Univer
sity a new dormitory, costing $159,000,
is to be built for the accommodation of
Miss Dora Miller, a teacher in New
Orleans, has been offered $5,000 for the
right In a black-board eraser she has
Among the additions to the faculty at
Amherst College this year will be the
filling of the chair of romance languages,
which was endowed last year.
Daily papers are now published by
seven universities and colleges Har
vard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Michigan,
Cornell and the University of Wiscon
sin. James Richard Cocke, who graduated
from the Boston University school of
medicine last June, is the first person
totally blind from infancy to receive a
degree as physician.
There are 68,903 pupils registered in
Boston this year, of whom 36,218 are
boys and 32,745 girls. The average cost
per pupil is $24.53, an increase of 7 cents
over the cost last year.
The most idiotic college yell is prob
ably that of the senior class of the Kan
sas State University. .It is: "Johnny
take a bite, Susie took a chew. Rock
chalk, iaw hawk, class of '9i."ilinne
Miss Brownell has been teaching Pima
Indian children at Tucson, A. T. In
our years her class increased from 4 to
165. This is her verdict : " It pays to
teach them, as they do just as well aa
An English physician, who has made
a study of bronchial diseases, says that
women teachers are subject to a peculiar
throat affection. He recommends that
they be taught in training schools how
to manage the voice.
The cost of an education at Harvard
ia estimated from $372 (low) to $1,000
(very liberal) a year; at Princeton it is
from $311 to $645; at Cornell from $350
to $500. The Lawrence University puts
the yearly expenses aa low aa $175.
The resulta of the midsummer exami
nations of the Royal University of Ire
land have iuBt been announced. The
successes of the women students far ex
ceed the most sanguine expectations.
No fewer than lii nave passed ineir
Mrs. John A. Lozan has undertaken
to raise $1,000,000 from the women of
i hi. Mnn try for the American Univer
sity, the national institution founded by
the Methodists at Washington. The
university expects to secure $10,000,000
for buildings ana endowment.
The following American colleges have
been represented in the office of Presi
dent of the United StateB: Princeton,
Bowdoin, Williams, Dixon, Hampden,
Sydney, Kenyon, University of North
Carolina, West Point and Miami. Will-
lam and Mary College has supplied two
Presidents ; Harvard two.
In the death of Rev. John Wilder
Eton has lost one of its firmest frienda.
Mr. Wilder was Vice Provost and Fel
low of the school. He was appointed
assistant master at Eton about 1824, and
had been connected with the school for
sixt) -eight years. Mr. Wilder was a
munificent benefactor to the school.
Johi: Musgrove Purchases the Birthplace
of Longfellow Emanuel Lasker,
the Chess Player.
W. W. Astor's daily income has been
estimated at $23,000. V
Bismarck weighs 210 pounds. Not so
very much for a man of iron.
Arthur McKee Rankin, the well-known
actor, has been denied a divorce from
Blackburn, Knott and Buckner, three
eminent Kentuckiana, smoke the corn
General Greely, the head of the signal
corps, ridicules the idea oi signaling the
people of Mars.
Ex-President R. B. Hayes has pur
chased a lot for a summer residence at
Raponda, near Wilmington, Vt.
Mrs. Ole Bull makes her home in Boa
ton with her brother Joe, who married
one of the poet Longfellow's daughters.
Emanuel Lasker, the chess player, who
recently defeated Mr. Blackburne, the
Knglish champion, is only 24 years old.
Senator Dawes of Massachusetts once
had a chance to take stock in the Bell
Telephone Company, which would have
mode him a millionaire had he accepted.
Parson Kneipp of Germany, the basis
of whose medical system is water and
going barefooted, has been called upon
for advice and treatment by the Empress
of Austria. "
The senior prelate of the Anglican
Church is Dr. Austin, Bishop of British
Guiana, who celebrated the fiftieth an
niveraary of his consecration last month
and is in bis 92d year.
The Empress of Austria lately ordered
that 50,000 rose trees should be planted
round the statue of Heine, to be erected
on her property at Corfu on a rock over
2,000 feet above the level of the sea.
Longfellow' birthplace in Portland,
Me., has been bought ty John Musgrove,
who is remodeling the house. Thia
gives relic hunters a glorious chance,
one of them recently carrying off a
whnle mantle-piece in his arms.
Stonewall Jackson's widow devotes all
her energies now to the education of her
motherless children, Julia and Jackson
Christian. The reading of her huaband'a
manuscript memoirs, recently prepared
for publication, nearly ruined her eye
sight. General Prim, who was Spanish Min
ister of War for two years, held that of
fice longer than any of his predecessora
during the present century. There have
been 194 Ministers of War In Spain dur
ing the century, the average of service
being six months,
Seriousness of the Situation
PRINCE OF WALES DESERTED
The German Telegraph Service
Adopts the Copper-Bronze
Great distress prevails among Welsh
tin plate workers.
Egypt's cotton crop is 15 per cent
higher than last year.
American vines are proving successful
in resisting the phylloxera in Germany.
England has removed the restriction
against the importation of American
The German Reichstag and the Prus
sian Landtag will meet the last of No
vember. Japan is soon to have two electric
railroads of twelve and seventeen mile
Smokeless powder has become so much
in demand that the price of camphor is
Emperor William has sent 30,000
marks to Hamburg for the relief of
Peru is to send a confidential agent to
Santiago to treat in regard to pending
matters with Chili.
Dr. Gray, the Afghan Ameer's physi
cian, reports that forty feet of snow fell
at Cabul last winter. "
The Watkin tower, at last decided to
be built at Wembley Park, will be 150
feet higher than the Eiffel tower.
Catholic congregations in Prussia are
increasing in much greVer proportion
than the increase of the population.
There are about 7'M),000 houses in
London, which on cold 'days consume
40,000 tons of coal, emitting 480 tons of
In England the consumption of tea is
rapidly increasing and coffee diminish
ing. Cocoa has increased 84 per cent,
in five years.
The Berlin Pott announces that the
Empress Frederick will spend the first
part of the winter in England with
Beginning in October, Russian will be
taught in two of the Parisian colleges,
and perhaps be put on the same footing
as German and English.
The Hamburaitcht Corretponda states
that the new military bill contemplates
a permanent increase in the budget of
78,000,000 marks annually.
The Campania, the new Cunarder. has
been launched in England. This vessel
is 600 feet long, ninety-two feet less than
the Great eastern.
It is officially announced that the
government of Belgium declines to allow
the international Monetary uonierence
j be held at Berlin.
Belgium has not re'used to allow the
Monetary Conference to be held in
tirusse's, notwithstanding the published
report to the contrary.
The rainy season has fully .set in at
the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and work
n the railroad has been suspended.
For mny miles the track wai washed
The Prince of Wales, a Horn burg cor
respondent relates, has been deserted by
t he cloud of American heiresses and pro
fessional beauties that formerly sur
Three men in France competed to sea
who could drink the most water. One
.wallowed twelve quarts, the second
nine and the third seven. All three died
from the effects.
The last Irish census shows a decline
of population since 1881 of 470,000. The
number of foreigners has Increased,
chiefly owing to the large immigration
of Russian Jews.
Berlin is bringing: all the force of mod
ern science as applied to medication and
sanitary regulations to bear against the
spread of cholera in that city, and with
The French government has protested
in Berlin against German traders fur
nishing King Behansin in Dahomey with
improved guns and ammunition with
which to fight the French forces.
The German telegraph service has
adopted copper-bronze wires, and is re
placing all its iron and Bteel wires bv
the new metal, which is used of a small
diameter, and weighs about 180 pounds
to the mile.
King Humbert has created the com
manders of the various foreign war
ships which went to Genoa for the pur
pose of taking part in the Columbus
celebration, Commanders of the Order
of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus.
The railway over the Andes between
the Argentine Republic and Chili has
been so (ar completed as to justify the
steamship companies in Europe selling
through tickets from Southampton and
Liverpool to Valparaiso by this route. .
, In New South Wales the government
expended over $4,000,000 from 18S3 to
1890 endeavoring to exterminate rabbits.
Beside that a greater sum . haa been ex
pended in private moneys. In one year
15,230,000 skins had royalty paid upon
The seriousness of the situation in
Hamburg is seen from the fact that its
people have to go back eighty years for
a parallel to ineir present pngnt. in
1821 there were 13,900 deaths from
cholera; this year already there have
The Bank of France will soon put into
circulation a new aeries of bank notes.
They will be similar to those in use, the
only difference being that the paper will
be thinner, hut at the same time
stronger. The superior quality of the
paper will render the printing clearer
and make forgery even more difficult
than it is at present.
The Japanese, who have been numer
ous in attendance in German industrial
and other schools for many years, are
beginning to show that they know how
to profit by their learning. They are
driving German manuiacturers out of
Oriental markets, and are actually brew
ing beer that is gradually excluding the
German product from China.
Prodnea, Fruit. Bta,
Whiat Nominal. Valley, t.22(
1.25; Walla Walla, $1.1531.17),, per
Floub Standard, $3.80; Walla Walla,
$3.80; Graham, $3.50; Superfine, $2.76
0Ta New, 4547Jo per bushel ;
rolled, $6.6O0.75 per barrel; $6,509
8.75 per bag; $3.75 per case.
Hat $1113 per ton.
MnASTOFrs Bran, $.5; shorts, $18;
ground barley, $22.50(325 ; chop feed, $18
ttZ per ton; feed barley, $2425; mid
d ings, $2628 per ton ; brewing barley,
$1.10(31.15 per cental; chicken wheat,
$1.30 per cental.
Bdttcb Oregon fancy creamery, 27j
30c; fancy dairy, 22)2rc; fair to
good, 17ia'c; common, l15c;
California, 38040c per roll.
Chkkhx Oregon, H12c; Young
America, 12Jc per pound.
Eoos Oregon. 25c: Eastern. 24c per .
Podltbt Old Chickens, $4.50; broil
ers, $2.503.50; young ducks, $2.60(4
3.50; old geese, nominal, $5.00(38.00;
young, nominal, $0.0009.00 per dozen;
turkeys, 16c per pound.
VaaaTABLss-rCabbage, $2 per cental ;
Onions, 75c$1.00 per cental ; new pota
toes, $1.00(31.10 per sack; Oregon cu
cumbers, 10315c per dozen; tomatoes,
2536c per box; Oregon turnips, 15c per
dozen; young carrots, 15c per dozen;
Deets, loc per dozen ; uregon corn, iuo
12Kc per dozen ; sweet potatoes, So per
pound; Oregon cauliflower, 75c$1.00
per dozen ; celery, 90c per dozen.
Fruits Oregon peaches, $1.00(31.25
per box; Sicily lemon, $9.50; Cali
fornia lemons. ' $7.00(38.00 per box;
cantaleups, $1.50(31.75 per dozen; water- .
melonB, 1.251.60 per dozen ; California
grapes, $1.00L25 per box; Oregon
grpaes,. OJCigii.w per uux ; uiiratpuiea,
$i.00 per dozen; crab apples, 4c per
pjund; plums, 76300c per box; Oregon
Italian prunes, $1.00 per box; Oregon
pears, $1.00 per box ; bananas; $3.00
4.00 per bunch; quinces, $1.50 per box:
oranges, $8.00 per box.
Hohkt Choice comb, 1517c per
8am Liverpool, $14 53(316.00; stock,.
$10.50(311.60 per ton.
Rick Island, $5.00; Japan, $4.85 per
Scans Small white, 3c; pink, Sc;
bayos.3)c; butter, 8c; linias, 8,c per
Corrcx Costa Rica, 21 c; Rio, 2034c;
Salvador. 20c; Mocha. 27Ua30c: Java.
27)4 30e; Ar buckle's 100-pound cases,
22 7-Mc per pound.
Syrup Eastern, in barrels, 4055c;
half-barrels. 42)667Wc; in cases, 353
80c per gallon ; $2.25 per keg. California
in barrels, 204oc per gallon; $1.75 per
Dbixd Fruits Petite prunes. 8c: sil
ver, 10 11c; Italian, 10(3 Uo; German,
8c; plums, 56c; apples, 4)6)c;
evaporated apricots, 15c; peaches, 10(3
11c; pears, 78c per pound.
Sugar Net prices: D, 5c; Golden O,
54,'c; extra C, 5)c; Magnolia A, B.c;
granulated, 6c; cube crushed and pow- 1
dered, 6c; confectioners' A, 5c per
pound ; mapie sugar, i(S loc per pound.
Cabtnid Goods Table fruits, assorted
quoted $1.76(31.90; peaches, $1.85(32.10;
Bart lett pears, $1.75(3 1.80 ; plums, $1.3734
(31.50; strawberries. $2.25; cherries.
$2.00(32.25; blackberries, $1.86 1.90;
raspberries, $2.40; pineapples, $2.25(3
2.80; apricots,n.6g31.76. Pie fruit: As
sorted, $1.00(31.20: peaches; $1.25;
plums, $1.00 1.10; blackberries, $1.25(3
1.40 per dozbn. Vegetables : com, $1.40
(31.85; tomatoes, 95c3$1.00; sugar peas.
95c(3$1.00; string beans, 9095c per
dozen. Meats: Corned beef, Is, $1.25;
2s, $1.85; chipped beef, $2.10; lunch
tongne, Is, $3.10; 2s, $5.6"; deviled ham,
$1.60(32.75 per dozer. Fish: Sardines,
76c1.55; lobsters, $2.303.60; salmon,
tin, 1-Ib. tolls, $1.25(31.50; flats, $1.75;
2 lbs., $2.252.50; X bbL, $5.50.
. : MtMellauMoa. . -'.
NAtrja Raaa onntaMnna Im. 9 nn
steel, $3.00; wire, $3.50 per keg.
Iron Bar, 2Jf c per pound j pig iron,
$24g27 per ton.
BTEKtr 1034c per pound.
Tin I. C. charcoal. 14x20. nrime nnal.
ity, $8.25(38.75 per box; for crosses, $2
extra tier box: rnnfinir. 14t0 nrlma
analitv. S6.62W: ner hoi I. fl vk- nlatoa
14x20, prime quality, $7.758.00 per box.
i.xad ?fec per pouno; Dor, 4o.
Shot1 $1.80 per sock.
Navaj. Stores Oakum, $4.505 per
bale: main. 14.8005 naraRfl nnnn.la tar
Stockholm, $13.00; Carolina, (9.00 per
Darrei ; pitcn, fo.uu per Barrel ; turpen
tine, 65c per gallon in carload lots.
Bid, Wool and Hops.
Hides Dry hides, selected prime, 7
8c; lXc less for culls; green, selected,
over 55 pounds, 4c ; under 65 pounds, 3-3 ;
sheep pelts, short wool, S0(350o; me
dium, 6080e; long, 90c(3$l5; shear
ings, 1030c; tallow, good to choice, S
3ic per pound.
Wool Umpqua Valley, lfi19o; fall
clip, 1315)4c: Willamette Valley, 15
18c, according to quality ; Eastern Ore
gon, 10(3 16o per pound, according to
Hops Nominal, 14o.
Tha Mal Market.
Bsxr Live, U32c; dressed. 4(3
Marrow Live, SX3Xc; dressed, 7c;
lambs, live, 3333tc; dressed, 8c
Hons Live, 6)c; dressed, 8c
Vxal 4(36o per pound.
Smokid Mkai-s Medium ham,14(315c :
large ham, 144ai4?4e; breakfast bacon,
13(316o; dry salt aides, 1034c; emoked
aides, ll123c; smoked bacon, ll)4o
per pound. .
Lard Compound, in tina, 9Vc; pure,
in tins, 1212.c; Oregon, 10312U0
Bow a Brilliant Woman Wrtta.
Mrs. Mary E. Bryan, who draws the big
gest salary of any woman editor in the
United States, has written a comedietta In
one act entitled "His Society Play." It ia
the experience of a New York playwright
with the scene in the top story of a lodg
ing bouse. This quaint, nervous little wo
man is a Georgia product, unusually gift
ed, with aa many whims as a. child, and a
disposition quite as sunny. She is a tre
mendous worker, writes day andunght,
most of the time sitting; on the floor Turk
fashion, with her copy paper on a lapboarri.
and the whole place Uttered with peucil