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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1891.
THE, OREGON . MIST.
IMl KD KVKIIY rillDAV noilNINti
THE MIST PUBLISHING COMPANY,
. UWK I) .4 VIM. Manager.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
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aerilnn. Legal trrtl.ineul. l. M) per Inch fur llrat
ItiHirilttii, mul 7ft cent per Inch fur each atihae
iiuiitluaerllin. COl.tLUlHA COUNTY DhtrXTOUY,
" ' l'ou ly ameer.
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cniiiiniiulcatlolM Mr. I ami llilril Saturday III
.lu ll iiiiiiiIU al7;HUr. M. al Maannto hall. Vl.ll
Ink iii.inlwra Ill uol atauillug luvllad to at
leutl. aUauNic.-ilaluler l.odge, No. ?l-HUtd
uioittiKH naturilay on or before each ' full luuon
an nur". m. at MuMiuIn IihII, over lllaui'haril'a
mm. Vl.llluii liiaiolier lu good atamlllig In
vited lo attend,
Odii Ki.lo HI. Helen l.xlr No, 117
Meet every ftaluiilny illicit! al ! Tmiialetil
hrvlhieii IiikuihI atauiliuii cordially Inviled lo
Iiown river (boat) elnwa at S:M A, n.
!tu river flMtatlflune. at 4 P. M.
1 fi taHll (or Vornoiila and I'lll.hurs learm
St. Helena Ui.iiday, ttvdueaiUy and Krlday al
ft A. M.
Th mall for Marahland. ClaUkanla anil Wirt
leave. tiilun Muuday, weduawiay aoa rriaay
al I J M
Maila(rallway) north oloa s 10 A. lor
Purllaud ats r. M.
Tmrelrrvt ;M. Hirer Hon lea.
HTStnaaO. IV. Hiu sr. ienim HI. Iluloua
lor Portland al II . a. Tue-lay, Thnraday and
Haturday. I.avw M. Ilrlmia for Clatakanla
Muuday. Wi'duexlny and lilda) at:00 a, n.
Htrimkk Iiij in - U'vca ML Helena for Port
land 7:ift a. M. ittiiiiilug all HOr. a.
HntANaa Ju.kcii Kkm.mo UaveaHt Helena
lor 1'oiilniid dally eaeept Hiinday. al7 k.a ar-rlvlna-al
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J JR. II. It. CI4Kr,
rilYSlCIAN and SURGEON.
81. Helena, Oregon.
j ya. s. k. it ai.u,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
L'lnlkniile, Columlila county, Or.
t B. I.ITI I.K.
B. I.I H I-
St. Helens, Oregon.
Onnty surveyor. Lund surveying, town
platliiiH, '! engineering work promptly
For Information and tree Handbook write to
UNN CO. Ml Bhoauwat, Naw ViiaB.
01 deat onraau for aeourlnii p.lont. In Arnerloa.
Rrerr nut taken out by ja la brnuafit bef.w
ui lHibllll M a uoUoa given fro of uharsa la tha
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yuan SIJ0 alx mont ha Adaraja m
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Tit Ovarland Bout.
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ing Klflh and I alreata,
Urand Central Popol.
No. t, "The Limited
Kt Mall," leaving at
7:110 a. ., carrlea Veatl
bill Pullman Palaee
Sleeping and Dintns
Cr and free Kecllnlng
Chair Car through
from Portland to Chl
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Htnte May fi, 17,
Oregon May 4. W, U
Columbia May S, 20
ui.ia May 12. 114
ori-iion iay .
The company re
UiHmera or sailing''
POIITI.AN1) A N 1
fewrvoa tha right to. change
. aVWiTi t A noUTK-Morn-
g boal leave, i-o, i.
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imiiy, ai o " .iiu .' returii-
Vd da i except Haturday, at r. ..I returii
ud iiaiiy , (.sy e,(.ept Hundny, at 6 a.
"or b..X from PI'ortla.,i 'makes
the .Oregon lda Tuwdaya, Thura'
landliiKi " "":' ViVe WMh ngli-n .Ide
H. uio .jjT..dttva. Thura'
Sl'V nearfay. and Krlday. Krom Aa-
Mondaya, weineia. i.,,.!!,,.. on the
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l,ie iiw-i : " . r-7r,r... Thura-
and on the wiianiiigHiu
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S,A :i.'ent Hiindty returning, leave Bonne
d".'.ly' f?.VTI n arriving at Hor land at 6 r. M.
dKtoV1nd wy f.ANDlNao-Mou.
itTh OTHKB Bteamem leav from Aah-ttreet
Ooruer TWjJ., y, Ag.nt
B " VO- TRAD! MAPJKt,
JWA DtaiOM PATNT,
A TIDE-LAI DECISION.
Annoyance and Litigation is
Expected to Ensue.
PACIFIC IMPB0VEME8T COMPANY
Decide to Place property Valued at
10,000,000 to 1H,000,0(I0 In Charge
of th. Land Department of th Cen
tral raolflo Koad for DI.po.nl.
San Fba.ncihco. By the action ot the
Board ot Director, of the Pacific lm-
provement Company at their meeting
the other day It was decided to place
property valued at from $10,000,000 to
12,000,000 in charge of the land depart
ment of the Central Pacific road for dis
posal. The Pacific Improvement Com
pany and the Southern Pacific, although
organized under different charters, are
practically one and the same, as the
stock of both corporations is owned in
great part by the same persons. Various
reasons are surmised for the selling out
of tha Pacific Improvement Company.
One is that AI rs. Hlanford, who is a heavy
tiocKiiouier, is anxious to secure a large
amount of ready cash in order to carry
..v.. w whm
out me wisnes oi tier late I
other reason is that the
Pacific Improvement Company have not
been prosperous lately, and that its davs
of iisufulness as an auxiliary of the
..Mw., ,a boo hiimiivi uin
Houlhern Pacific have passed. The off)'
cers of the company, however, deny it
is the intention to dissolve the corpora
tion. The sale will include over 125,000
acres ot land, scattered over the States
of California, Oregon, Nevada and Utah.
Koine of it is improved and some not.
Also included In the list are 125 town
sites, comprising such places as Keno,
Truckiw, Corning, Willows, Montague,
Merced and others on the lines of the
Southern Pacific and its branches. Near
Hanta Barbara are 4.000 acres, and in
. jut ivuiiy m v "w ntit.ni VWV
of which are under fence. Tlie great
Hotel del Monte at Monterey will also
pronaoiy ne piaciMi on tne market;, tnongn
this is not decided. The property at
Aionu'rey comprises n.uvu acres, l acinc
Orove and Kl Carmelo near Monterey
and the big hotel at Castle Crag near
Mount Shasta will also be sold. - ,
KKU KOt'K'a) KICK MINK.
The lllaeovery of a Ledge That Is Stud
ded With Hold. : 4
Los Asom.KM A gold mine, which
bids fair to turn out an immense bo-
nanxa, lias oeen ciiscovercu ininy-eignt ;he .UDerviBirilf inspector of steam ves
miles northeasterly of Mojave. Not with- 1 B8iii dues not differ materially from the
standing that the find was made three ' story told by the captain at the inquest
weeks airo the news has not reached the ,
outside world vet. althoimh in that re
gion the excitement is running high and
the people are flocking to the new fields
as fast as they ran. The first news was
brought to Ixs Angeles by State Sena
tor Del Vallo, who returned from Red
Hock. He brotiirht with him specimens
of the quarts, picked up from the dump
haphazard, which are so full of free gold,
running in size from a speck to the di
mensions of a pea, that it is ne exagger
ation to say that the ore must average
value oi many thousand uoiiars a ton.
The placers around Bed Bock, which j
have been worked for several months,
have caused quite a little settlement to
spring np. On March 30 a Mexican In-
habitant oi the camp discover this ledge
in question alut nine miles west of the
ii.r. a .hft haa Wn nnk nn it i
Wn. and the ore is richer as it noes
down. There is none of it in Which the
gold is not distinctly visible, and most of
the pieces are literally studded with it.
Senator Del Valle says that the assays
show almost incredible returns, but this
is plain to see on examining the sped- 1
mens which he brought. The quartz is i
oft, and the gold particles are so readily .
extracted that a man with crude means
ran get a dollar or so in a few minutes.
The ledire is 4.000 feet above sea level, i
and wood and water are scarce, a few
r",".".'".." tey i
rushinu in bv the hundreds, all bent on
J"rrr . i
locating claims, but besides this bonanza
nothing else has been found which prom
ises returns. Extensions on this claim,
however, show good returns.
THE TIDK-I.AND DECISION.
It Mar Causa the Stat a Great Deal of
Annoyance and Litigation.
OhVMPiA. It would appear from the
recent decision of the Supreme Court in
the case of Smith against the Commis
sioner of Public Lands that the State is
liable to be deprived of valuable tide
land reserves, unless there be some legal
means of avoiding it. All this is attrib
utable to tlie local tide-land appraisers
in failing, as required by law, to file with
the Commissioner of Public Lands a plat
of natural ovster beds in their several
counties. The inferencedrawn from the
decision is that, there being no such plats
filed, the legal presumption is there are
no such beds; hence the Commissioner
must issue a certificate ot purchase at
the rate of (10 an acre, although the fact
is well known that such purchaser is ac
quiring valuable oyster beds, which it
was the intent of the law to reserve from
sale. No doubt an effort will be made to
avoid such loss. Possibly steps may be
taken to compel county appraisers to do
their duty or resign in favor of those who
will respect the provisions of the law.
Allen Weir, one of the counsel for Smith,
takes the ground that a person desiring
to establish the existence of natural oys
ter beds should compel the local apprais
ers to tile a plat with the Commissioner,
thev being the only agents of the State
authorized to do that duty. Further,
under tno decision the Commissioner of
Public Lands is authorized and com
pelled to soli tide lands unless there ex-
Ists a contest, and the appeal board has
no authority except to hear a contest.
CHKAPEK GRAIN BATES.
Farmers of Walla Walla County Hop to
Secure a Reduction.
Waiaa Walla. The recent decisions
made by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission in the Pullman and Ritzville
cases have convinced the people of Walla
Walla county that a reduced rate can be
secured for the transportation of grain
from Walla Walla to Portland. At a
meeting of merchants and farmers the
matter of bringing cane Mora the
commission wiuMilaced in the hands of a
committee. conaWiiio: o( F. W. Paine.
Milton Evans, Sol Center, Henry Kell- i
Ing, Milei 0. Moore, M. BaumeiHter, M.
McCarthy, W. S. Gilliam, J. I). Oehr,
Daniel Stewart, Jeafe Drum heller, N. K.
Butler and Javid Miller. Thin commit
tee organized by electing Milton Evans
Chairman, Henry Kelling Secretary and
M. McCarthy Treasurer. The commit
tee will ask lor a rate of 1 cent per ton
per mile. The present rate from Walla
Walla to Portland In 14.1 cents per
bushel. If the rate applied for is (riven,
it would lie 7.36 cents per bushel. As
Walla Walla county ships annually
3,000,000 bushels of grain, this saving of
O, cents per bushel would add much to
the prosperity of the farmers of Walla
Walla. This committee is actively at
I WAaHINOTON'ii mtatk capitol.
work, and will find no difficulty In te
Ernest Flags; of New York I tha Mae
Olvmpia. Out of 187 plans submitted
by architects from every State in the
Union for Washington's State capitol
the commission 'selected that of Krnest
Flaffg of New York. The second prixe
Of l,w l awarue. w wii.iam in-
J?" Jf ?Ii",neftrp0i:i' 1,8 m inSiu
LOOP to W. if. Dennis of Minneapo is
P. Dennis of Taconia. the fourth
prize of f00 to fierman & Dewaard of
Duluth and W. K. Brown oi Lincago,
- , . . , ;
All the plans giving awas were from
the nix se ected bv Prof. Ware, who was
. . ,. . ,
engagoa ny ine inwru i arcmcjun.,
"P"1"', The hmlding will cost J.000.-
, to be paid for from the sa e of
000 acres of land granted for that pur
pose by Congress upon admission to
Statehood. Work will commence at
once. The capitol grounds proper cover
twelve acres. It is proposed to place
the central line of the State building on
the central line of Fourteenth street,
down which it will face. It would thus
be brought near the edge of the bluff in
full view of the Sound. The building
will be placed on a terrace six feet high.
r an..i.. Hhirtin
,' tm. i . r n. u '
t J a. a II it. 1
Los Angeles do not rest well on the rocky ,
bottom of the ocean off Point Bur. The
hUest reports from the scene of the
wn!Ck say that the hull has moved ahead '
i,000 feet toward the shore from where
g,e first wentdown. The wreckers hope
, wji mov0 BtiU farther toward the
it,. nr new rjosition will facilitate
the work of the wreckers, and now there
is more hope that a greater part of the
steamer will be saved. The only danger
la that in a shift the hull mav be banned
I around on jagged rocks so hard that she
' will go to pieces before the wreckers be
gin work. The report of Captain Le
, land of the wrecked vesrel, handed to
hew at Monterey.
To Number and Maine Dtreeta.
Astobia. Mayor Kinney has signed
an ordinance to change the names of all
the streets in this city. The ordinance
was introduced into the Council on ac
count of the expressed desire on the part
of the United Slates prwtal authorities
that the nomenclature of the streets
should be put into some condition less
nerolexinir than at present, for now in
Astoria one name Joes duty for three
streets and another answers lor eleven.
The ordinance provides lor naming an
streets by numbers from west .to east and
with the letters of the alphabet from
north to south. Most of the new names
win ue uiui a ""'
avenues of New )ork. The signing of
the ordinance ends an agitation in this
direction that lias extended over
riod of several years.
Salmon Mot Kunnlng Well.
AsToniA. The cannerymen have al
most given up hope of a large pack of
salmon this year. Despite the fact that
all the conditions so far have been favor
able for a heavy run, fish are still scarce,
and the average pack per cannery is not
abo ve sixty cases. Since the opening of
the season, and in fact
lor two weexs
previous, tlie weather has been all that
could hale been wished ; and it wascon-
fl, l,.ni v Tnmt(Ml that the h o-h temrjer-
attire would bring the fish in, but the
expectation failed of realization. There
has been little or no trap fishing yet on
account of the freshet, and until, tlie wa
ter clears it would be a waste of time
and money to get the traps in readiness,
ft is safe to say that the total pack for
the year will not reach last year's figures.
Chinamen Won't Go.
San Fhancibco. As many predicted,
the Chinese took advantage of the Mid
winter Fair concession to bring in quite
a number of their countrymen intent on
making a home in the United States. It
was represented that after the fair was
over they would return to tlie Flowery
Kingdom. That this assurance was only
a misrepresentation is evident from cer
tain facta now in the possession of the
Federal officials. It is believed that
many of the "exhibitors" have scattered
throughout the country, and that others
were prepared to make prolonged stays is
evident from the fact that five of them
boldly attempted to' take advantage of
the registration act. The estimates of
those registered in San Francisco range
from 3,000 to (1,000. - - ;
' Emigrant Kate Oneatton.
San Fhancibco. The Southern Pacific
has notified tlie Interstate Commerce
Commisiion that it is in no sense a party
to the emigrant traffic rate made by the
Western Passenger Association. In a
telegram sent to the commission the
company explained that the proportion
of the fare from Ogden to this city is a
part of the through rate only and cannot
be quoted as a rate from Ogden to Cali
fornia points. It will ilecliue to accept
any tickets sold tit less than the full
through rate from Atlnntio to Pacific
Coast points. The fact is mentioned also
that the Southern Pacific, took no part in
the rate-cutting of the Union Pacific and
is neither fighting for nor against that
Florence Blythe'a Share.
San Fbancisco. It Is estimated that
the Blythe estate, the disposition of
which the Supreme Court has just finally
decided, is worth about 4,000,000. Out
of this sum the costs of litigation and
other expenses (which the successful
I'lnlmant, Florence Blythe, estimates
.iii ha nbmit 40 oer cent) will have to he
paid, leaving the large sum of $2,400,000
or tnereaoouui at r mui vfva.
1 I filf I vpr AP TITI TWTW
A IV Ml, H I IP I, I II K T
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Plans for a National Academy
in the United States.
BILLS INTRODUCED BY BLACK.
A ' Proposed Organliatloa of Person
Eminently IH.tlngulahed In Litera
ture, Science, the Art and tha In
vention Eastern New.
Washington. A plan for the creation
body of twenty-flve person,
j distinguished in literature, science, the
fine arts and invention has been submit
ted to the House by Representative Black
of Chicago. The plan is embodied in
two bills on somewhat similar lines. The
first was drawn by General Lew Wal
lace, the author, and the other by Li
brarian of Congress Bpoffbrd. Thef pro
vide for the appointment of committees
of three from the Senate and two from
the ouie who iUH make the (eIect
committee of five members to form the
,.,. of th. on..nizlltion. Thege five
shall be "citizens of the United States,
of culture, and distinguished in -litera-
lure, aKiciimi nil. ai ui auu njveuuv
' fl h' u , t twentT other
: i m
ture, science, fine arts and inventions."
guua eminently uinuiiicuiBiieu iu m
ture rtg ete Tue twenty.,
Bre to congtihjte contini
T, are iven the to
i Alloy arc givcu Lu ijuwoi w ctimi.hibii a
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name for the body and to fill vacancies
by electing new members so the quota of
twenty-five shall be preserved. Section 2
of the bill provides that the Librarian of
Congress shall set aside a chamber in
, the new Congressional Library for the
, nse of tlie body, wltn attendants, light
and tlie nse of all books and materials
in the possession of the library. Prof.
8 po fiord's bill also adds a provision that
i tlie body shall furnish reports to Uon
gress on memorials concerning the Ian-
euase of liteiatttre which mar be sub-
III I ItCM W wupt irrjB i win viiiio tv timv
The nurnose of the bill is to create an
organization in this country similar to
tlie " Immortals" oi Prance ana to tue
national academies of Great Britain,
Germany and other countries.
THE grPKKNK COUKT.
Controversy of Great Importance Be
tween Maryland and Virginia. .
Wahiuxotos. The Supreme Court bat
decided the case of Robert L. Wharton
against the Sheriff of Accomac county,
Va., which involves the regions having
oyster fisheries in the waters between
and belonging to Virginia and Maryland.
This question lias grown into an 'inter
state controversy of great importance.
Justice Field delivered the opinion of
the court, holding that the compact oi
1785 between the two States was still in
force, but that the courts of Virginia
could try citizens of Maryland only for
offenses against citizens of Virginia and
not for offenses against the State of Vir
ginia. The decision was in favor of Vir
ginia and against Wharton.
The litigation between the steamships
Britannia and Beaconsfield over their
collision in New York harbor has been
decided. Justice Shiras delivered the
opinion reversing the Circuit Court's de
cision and sustaining the decision of the
District, that both vessels were at fault
and there should be a division of dam
ages. He declared that the Britannia
was bound to have foreseen the current,
which interfered with her intention to
follow her signals and pass astern of the
other vessel, and. that the Beaconsfield
was at fault in not keeping her headway
movement. Justice Brown dissented,
being unable to conclude that the Bea
consfield was at fault. (
STAT WILL BK SHORT.
Admiral Walker Expected Back Front
Hawaii Thl Summer.
Washington. There can no longer be
any doubt that Bear-Admiral Walker's
assignment to the command of the Pa
cific squadron is of a temporary nature
and is directly connected with the estab
lishment of a coaling station at Pearl
Harbor and for a vigorous enforcement
of the Monroe doctrine in case there
should be any danger of foreign inter
ference during the coming elections. Ad
miral Walker has been selected for the
euperintendency of the Naval Academy
to relieve Captain Phythian, whose term
expires in July next. It therefore fol
lows that when Rear-Admiral Walker
was assigned to the command of the Pa
cific squadron the department had a spe
cial object in view in sending him to
Hawaii, and that his mission would be
short. He may not return to the United
States in time to relieve Captain Phyth
ian in July, but he is likely to take
charge of the academy before the begin
ning of the school year in September.
niw football rules. .
The Change Made to Avoid Roughne
: New York. The revision of the play
ing rules of intercollegiate football is
practically completed. The former ac
tion of the committee has been ratified
excepting only that it is decided to allow
the scoring to remain aa at present.' An
important change suggested, and which
after some discussion was adopted, re
lates to the playing time. The present
playing time was reduced to thirty-five
minutes. Another point settled is that
the ball must be put into play after go
ing " in touch " either by a kick or by a
down from a point in the field of play at
least five yards and not more than fifteen
yards from the point at which the ball
went " in touch." This was done to
prevent the almost unavoidable rough
ness of the plays as the rule now stands.
The rules framed by the experts will
now be codified by Walter Camp, the
Secretary of the Board of Experts, and
be will forward a copy to every member
ot the committee for his signature..
Naw Oblkans. The Supreme Court
has decided the matter of the State va.
the Olympic Club. It affirmed the de
cision of the lower court, which was by
a majority vote of the jury in favor of
the club. The case haa oeen pending for
months, and the decision will permit re
sumption of glove contests in Louisiana,
WASHINGTON CITY NEWS.
Attorney-General Olney has appointed
John M. Gearin an Assistant District
Attorney for Oregon to assist in the pros
ecntion of the Chinese and opium-smug
Tha President has nominated Pav Di
rector Edwin M. Stewart to be chief of
the bureau of auoohes and accounts and
Paymaster-General with the rank of
Senator Peffer has introduced a bill to
nrovide for a collection of the rebate due
from the Union Pacific Company. The
bill authorizes the sale of the road, and
provides that in case no bid is made
equal to the amount of the indebtedness
the government shall take the property
andoperate the road.
Sweet of Idaho appeared before the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs in advo
cacy of a bill ratifying: the treaty with
the Nez Perce Indians and the opening
ot ttie surplus land to settlement. Wil
son of Washington is a member of the
commission, and eave the measure strong
support. The bill will be favorably re
ported. Secretary Herbert has reduced the
sentence of Commander Heyerman,
found guilty by court-martial of causing
the wreck of the Kearsarge, from two
years' to one year's suspension from
duty. Lieutenant Lyman was sentenced
to one year's suspension and a public
reprimand. Herbert set aside the rep
rimand. The estimates by the Director of the
Mint of the silver product of the United
States for 1893 give a total of 00,000,
000, as against (74,006,000 for 1892. In
creases are shown in Alaska, Arizona,
California. Colorado. Idaho. North Car
olina, Sonth Carolina, South Dakota,
Texas and Washington, while in all other
States and Territories the figures show a
decrease of production.
A voluminous report from Mr. Brady,
United States Consul at Greytown. has
been received bv Secretary Gresham.
The Consul tells how he came to go to
Bluefields and how he lost his exequatur,
but. the department has not yet gathered
sufficient information to make a satisfac
tory response to the Senate resolution
calling for an account of the late troubles
and the existing conditions at Bluefields.
The House Indian Affairs Committee
1mm made a favorable report on the com
promise bill for the settlement of the
lite Question. : The bill provides for car
rying out the treaty of 1880. settling the
Indians in severalty anywnere on the
present reservation within ninetv davs.
and those not electing or qualified to
settle in severalty to take the western
forty miles of the reservation and four
townships in New Mexico. The rest of
tlie land will be thrown open to settle
ment and the proceeds of the sales given
to the Indians.
Lieutenant W. A. Beeler of the navy
hvdroirraohic office has returned from a
trip to Europe on the Weimar, made by
authority of Secretary Herbert to test
the new aid to navigation, the solarom-
eter. This instrument is intended to re
place the sextant aboard ship in show
ing the exact position of the vessel. It
has many points of advantage over the
sextant in accuracy and freedom from
long arithmetical calculations. One feat
ure of the ereatest value is the capacity
of the instrument to record observations
in fogs, when the sun or stars shine
dimly or the horizon cannot be seen, and
the sextant is useless to locate tlie ship.
The Lieutenant reports that the instru
ment worked admirably on the Weimai
under all kinds of weather, and that the
North German Llovd Company is mak
ing arrangements to equip all their ves
sels with it. It is probable the instru
ment will also be used in our navy.
Secretary Herbert does not intend that
the vessels of the Behring Sea patrol
fleet on their summer cruises shall make
such a mistake as to give poachers warn
ing of their approach. The coal he has
sent to Ounalaska for the ships is of a
smokeless variety from the Comox mines
of British Columbia. The selection
brought forth a voluminous patriotic
protest from residents of the State of
Washington, and the Secretary haa sent
a letter to Commander Clark, the flag
officer of the navy at Port Townsend, di
recting him to have all the vessels of the
fleet to take sufficient coal from the Fair
haven mine in Washington to enable
them to reach the coal supply at Oun
alaska and to make a full report of its
quality. The instructions continue:
"As this coal emits a very black smoke,
it is not deemed expedient to use it
while the vessels are patrolling Behring
Sea. After reaching the base of the coal
supply, which haa already been con
tracted for, as far as practicable no other
coal will be used."
Attornev-General Olnev has sent to
Congress a draft of the bill prepared by
the Department of Justice for the reor
ganization of the Union Pacific and the
readjustment of the claims of the United
States against the company. According
to the terms of the bill the aggregate
amount of indebtedness shall be com
puted and ascertained as follows: First
To the total amount of the principal
of said bonds of the United States shall
be added the interest which shall then
have been paid, and the interest then
and thereafter payable by the United
States thereon nntil the respective dates
of the maturity of said bonds, as if no
payment had been made or credit given
thereon. Second From the aggregate
amount so ascertained shall be deducted
any and all payments or credits upon
the said indebtedness to the United
States, as shall appear in the bond and
interest accounts of said company, re
spectively, with the United States July
1, 1804. 'Third The present worth of
the balance of the fund shall be com
puted as of July, 1894, by discounting
the said balance at the rate of 2 per cent
fier annum for the period between said
ast-mentioned date and the average date
of maturity of said bonds of the United
States. The amounts so computed and
ascertained shall be deemed to be the
amount due to the United States on
July, 1894. nml the bonds of said com
pany shall be received by the United
States as herein provided and paid for
said amount. The bonds to be received
by the United States are to run 100 years,
to mature July 1, 1994, and to draw 2
per cent per annum interest.: The bonds
Bhall be secured by a mortgage covering
all the property, real, personal and
mixed, of the railway company. Under
the terms of this mortsase the Union Pa
cific, beginning with the year 1950, shall
fiav annually into the said treasury sink
ng fund $1,650,000, default for six months
to be cause for foreclosure. The funds
and securities now in the hands of the
Treasurer of the Union Pacific f nnd Bhall
b held as further security for the new
bonds to be issued, ' - .
THE BRITISH PREMIER
Wants the Unionists to Join
the Liberal Party.
AMERICAN POLAR EXPEDITION.
New Zealand Propose to Adminiater
Affair In Samoa Th Hawaiian Sit
uation Royallata A waiting; an Anawer
From th United State.
San Fbancisco. Advices have just
been received per barkentine W. H. Di.
mond from Honolulu nnder date of April
11 to the effect that tbe announced mass
meeting of royalists took place on tbe
evening of April 10 on Palace square.
There were about 1,000 people present,
possibly one-half natives, the rest Chi
nese and whites. There were five speak
ers, one pure native, two half-whites, a
Canadian, Ashford, and an Englishman,
Phillips. All of the speakers urged
quiet, peaceaoieness, moderation and a
policy of inactivity, taking no part in
voting while awaiting the answer of the
United States to the pending protest or
appeal of the Hawaiian people. Noth
ing was said of loyalty to the Queen or
ot a desire to return to monarchy. .Res
olutions were adopted pledging royalists
to decline to take the oath ol allegiance
to the provisional government and to
oppose the re-establishment of the mon
archy, as provided in the call for the
constitutional convention. A copy of
the resolutions was ordered presented
to United States Minister Willis, with
the request that they be forwarded to
Washington, lo date 7 to have regis
tered in Honolulu. Ten days more re
main of the twenty-four. The Portu
guese are holding back in fear of losing
Portuguese citizensnip oy taking the
Hot Aimed at American.
Pabis. There in no troth in the story
the decree signed by President Carnot,
forbidding members of the French dip
lomatic and consular sen-ice nnder pain
of dismissal to marry without the per
mission oi me foreign minister, was
provoked by the marriage of M. Jules
Patenotre and Count d'Aunav to Ameri
can ladies. It is explained at the foreign
office that the marriages of representa
tives of the French government to for
eigners are becoming more frequent, and
that it may affect the position of those
already having foreign wives, but it is
not aimed at Americans. Premier Cas
imir also explains distinctly that the
President's action is not due to the num
ber of Americans who have married
Frenchmen, but is in consequence of the
marriage of French representatives to
the ladies of other nationalities who are
objectionable to the French government.
Want Nicaragua to Explain.
London. Great Britain has demanded
of Nicaragua an explanation of the with
drawal of the exequatur of the British
Minister at Greytown. The exequatur
of Mr. Bingham was withdrawn on April
2, at the same time as that of United
States Consul Braida. The Nicaraguan
government complains that Mr. Bingham
and Mr. Braida had acted, togetherwith
the commander of the British war ship'
Cleopatra, in a way which imperiled the
rights of Nicaragua in the Mosquito ter
ritory, and it was therefore determined
they must go. The Nicaraguan acting
Secretary of State, when the exequatur
was withdrawn, wrote a long letter of
explanation to the American Minister
and to the British Minister, Ur. Uoeung.
Lord Bosehery Speak.
London. The Prime Minister, Lord
Rosebery, in a speech at a meeting of
the City Liberal Club said he was of the
opinion that the English were becoming
exceedingly weary ot the eternal strug
gle for and against Irish coercion, lie
asked the Unionists whether apart from
the Irish question it was wortb their
while to hold aloof from the Liberal
party owing to its copyright of the word
" Liberal." If they formerly held aloof
from the party in the belief that its for
eign policy was null and void, they were
not useiy, ne saia, to oeneve bo longer,
as the government was determined to
maintain the unity of the Empire abroad
and the nnity in the best sense of the
word of the three kingdoms at home.
The Samoan Situation.
London. Sir George Baden Powell in
the House of Commons inquired whether
it was proposed that New Zealand should
administer the eovernment of Samoa.
and whether the United States and Ger
many bad been consulted in the matter.
If so, would the government make a
statement as to the attitude assumed by
Germany and America.' Sir Edward
Grey, Under Foreign Secretary, said
that a telegram to the effect that New
Zealand proposed to administer the af
fairs of Samoa had just been received at
the colonial office, but it had not yet
been communicated to the foreign office.
The proposal as described in the tele
gram, he said, did not seem consistent
with the terms of the Berlin act.
American Polar Expedition.
Alesvnd, Norway. The American po
lar expedition under command of Walter
Wellman has started for the Island of
Spitzbereen on the steamer Raimvold
Jai l, which has been chartered for the
expedition. Experts here pronounce the
steamer the best ice boat in Norway.
The aluminium boats the expedition
carry were generally admired here for
their beauty, strength anil, lightness,
rrior to the departure a large number of
cable dispatches expressing well wishes
for the success of the expedition were
received from the United States.
. Germany Should Take a Hand.
Bkblin The Krues Zeitung, com
menting on the proposal that New Zea
land administer the affairs ot the Island
of Samoa, says that Germans have made
Samoa desirable and their interests there
far outweigh those of the United States
and Great Britain put together. Ger
many has hitherto neglected to assert
her rights in Samoa, but she certainly
ought to do so now.
THE PORTLAND MARKET.
Whs at-Valley, 85c j Walla Walla, 75o
WVOVB, MRD, ITO.
Ftooa Portland, $2.55; Salem, $2.55;
Cascadia, $2.56; Dayton, $2.55; Walla
Walla, $2.90; Snowflaka. $2.6; Corvai
lis, $2.66; Pendleton, $2.65; Graham,
$2.40; superfine, $2.25 per barrel.
Oats White, 3435c per bushel;
gray, 8234c; rolled, in bags, $5.76(4
6.00 ; barrels, $6.006.25 ; in cases, $3.75.
MiLLSTOi-rs Bran, $16r18; shorts,
$10(418; ground barley, $2022; chop
feed, $1616 per ton ; whole feed barley,
$17 per ton; middlings, $2328 per ton;
chicken wheat, 65c1.00 per cental.
Hay Good, $10(312 per ton.
BgttsBj Oregon fancy creamery, 20
22jc; fancy dairy, 1517Hc; fair to
good. I2li 14c ; common, 10c per pound ;
California, 3040c per roll.
Chsbsb Young America, 1215c;
California flat, lli12c; Swiss, im
ported, 8032c; domestic, 16 18c per
Eoas Oregon, 10c per dozen, with
gome shading reported.
PoniiTBY Chickens, old, $3.504.00;
broilers, $3.504.50 per dozen; ducks,
$6.00; geese, $8.00; turkeys, live, 14(8
15c per pound; dressed, 1617c.
VKOETABI.E8 AHV FKUIT.
VosTABLk California cabbage, ljio
per pound; potatoes, Oregon (buying ,
price), 4045c per sack; Early Rose,
lor seed, 8090c; new potatoes,
3c per pound; onions (buying price), .
$2.60(32.75 per sack; sweet potatoes,
$1.75(az.uu per dox; uai norma cet
err. 85(2! 90c : artichokes. 60c per dozen ;
California lettuce, 25c lier dozen; Ore
gon hothouse lettuce, 3560c; cauliflow
er, $2.76 per crate, $1.00 per dozen ; pars
ley, 25c per dozen; string Deans, one per
ponnd: asDaramis. tl.26S1.35 per box;
rhubarb, 34c per pound; peas, $1.50
per box ; cucumbers, $1.50 per dozen.
X Burrs tauiornia lauuy wuiuiio, o.j
(J4.00; common, $2.003.00; Sicily, $6.00
(25.50 per box: bananas, $1.76(82.60 per
bunch ; Honolulu. $3.00(43.50 ; California
navel oranges, $2.60g'3.25 per box ; seed
lings, $1.752.00; Rose, $2.763.25;
Malta blood,$3.00 ; apples (buying price).
green, il.Wtsi.zo; reu, i.zogwo per
box; strawberries, 2022)c per pound.
Caicnkd Goods Table fruits, assorted,
$1.762.00; peaches, $1.762.00; Bart
lett pears, $1.752.00; plums, $1.37), 0
1.60; strawberries, $2.252.46; cherries,
$2.25(12.40; blackberries, $1.85(82.00;
raspberries, $2.40; pineapples, $2.25(3
2.80; apricots, $1.86.' Fie fruits,
assorted, $1.20; peaches, $1.25; plums,
$1.00(810: blackberries, $1.251.40 per
dozen. Pie fruits, gallons, assorted,
$3.153.50; peaches, $3.504.00; apri
cots, $3.60(94.00; plums, $2.7633.00;
blackberries, $4.25(14.50 ; tomatoee,$1.10.
M satb Corned beef. Is, $1.60; 2s,
$2.25; chipped, $2.40; lunch tongue. Is,
$3.50; 2s, $6.76(87.00; deviled ham. $1.60
2.75 per dozen; roast beef, Is, $1.60;
tisH Sardines, is, 7oc(gsz.zs; wa,
$2.15(34.60; lobsters, $2.303.60; sal
mon, tin 1-lb tails, $1.25(c$1.60; fiats,
$1.76;2-lbs, $2620; -barrel, $5.60.
Coma Costa Rica. 23c: Rio,22a23c:
Salvador, 22c; Mocha, 26,28c; Ar
buckle's, Columbia and Lion, 100-pound
JJRIBD BUTTS 1893 PSCk, ' fetlM '
prunes, 68c; silver, 1012c; Italian,
8ai0c; German, eoc; ptnms, "(glue:
evaporated apples, 8 10c; evaporated
apricots, 15 16c; peaches, 12l4c;
pears, 7(glic per pouna.
Saw Liverpool, 2008 $15.50; 100s,
$16.00; 60s, $16.60; stock, $8.50(a9.50.
Stbup Eastern, in barrels, 40 (it 55c;
in half barrels. 42(a57c; in cases, 35(4
80c per gallon ; $2.25 per keg; California,
in Darreis, M($wc per gauon; i.o per
BuGAjt D.4?ic; Golden 0,5c; extra
C, 6Jc; confectioners' A, 5c; dry gran
olated, 5c; cube, crushed and pow
dered, 6gc per pound; o per ponnd
discount on all grades for prompt cash;
maple sugar, 16(9 16c per ponnd.
Rica No, 1 Sandwich Island, $4,500
4.76: Japan, $6.00(e65.
Bbans Small white, No. 1, 3!c; No.
2, 3c ; large white, 3,c ; pea beans, 8 c ;
Eink, 8c; Dayou, oc; Datcer, oc;
ima, 4c per pound.
Picxuss Barrels. No. 1. 2830o per
gallon; No. 2, 2628c; kegs, 6s, 85c per
keg ; half gallons, $2.75 per dozen ; quar
ter gallons, f t.vo per dozen.
Spices Whole Allspice, 1820c per
pound: cassia. 16318c: cinnamon. 22(9
40c; cloves, 1830c; black pepper, 16(3
22)c; white pepper, 2025c; nutmeg,
Raisins London layers, boxes, 11.70
0)2.00: halves. 12.00(32.28 : quarters.
$2.252.75 ; eighths, $2.50(2,3.00. Loose
Muscatels, boxes, $1.60; fancy faced,
$1.75; bags, 8 crown, 4)i5c per pound;
4 crown, 65c. Seedless Sultanas,
boxes, $1.7502.00; bags, 68o per
ponnd. . ; .
UVB ASO DHSHBKU MBATB, 1 '
Basr Top steers, $2.602.75; fair to
od steers, $2.002.25; cows, $1.75 .
25; dressed beef, 4g5o per pound.
MrjTroN Best sheep, $2.25; ewes,
Hogs Choice heavy, $4.00; light and
feeders, $3.75; dressed, 67c per pound.
ft VaAirSmall choice, 6c; large, 3(j4a
per pound, - : ,f .
. pbovisions, ..
Eabtbbh Smoked Meats and Labs
Hams, medium, 1212)c per pound;
hams, large, UdlSc; hams, picnic,
ll(ai2c: breakfast bacon, 13(4 15c; short :
clear sides, 9llc; dry salt Bides, '
910c; dried beef hams, 12 13c; '
lard, compound, in tins, $SiOc per
pound; pure, in tins, 10)ll)e; pigs' -feet,
80s. $5.60; pigs' feet, 40s, $3.26 j
kits, $1.25. ; . . . .
BOPS, WOOL AND HIDES.
Hops '93s, choice, 12.13Mc per .
pound; medium, 1012c; poor, neg
Wool Valley, 1010)4c per pound;
Umpqua,1010Xc; Eastern Oregon, 4
7c, according to quality ana snrinxage.
Hides Dry selected prime. 6c : sreen.
salted, 60 pounds and over, 34c; nnder
60 pounds, 2(3; 3c ; sheep pelts, shearlings, -10315c;
medium, 20(45 35c; long wool,
8060c; tallow, good to choice, 833),o .
Manilla) rope. 1 Ja' in. cir. and ud. 10c : '
manilla rope, 12-thread, diam., lOtc ; '
manilla rope, 6 and B-thread, and 6-18
diam., 11c; manilla bail rope, in coils
or on reels, 10c; manilla lath yarn, '
tarred, 9c; manilla hawser-laid rope well
boring, etc., 13c; manilla transmission-'
of-power rope, 14c; manilla paper twine.
lie; manuia spring twine, icj sisai
rope, lii in. cir, and upward, 7c; sisal '
rope, 12-thread, K diam., 7?c; sisal
rope, 6 and 9-thread, land 6-16 diam.,
8Jic; sisal lath yarn, tarred, Ttfc; hin- .
vine twine, tarred, 7c; sisal paper twine,