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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, DEC 29, lc'93
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,, wmt to rt-r M,d MtrrAuiil t J'urt-
wvAawni mil wt udiW.i,
ftdvmt fr HniHin ar nitrntri Afwiint.
Vat Nrute af a.u l pftva iw tl$ attaw pa.
i)wm Main Hi, rVtiirau Bm. Htf.
lud. National, IX. Mala aud Moaiunuiortu.
Find National. sr. Main anil c Ria.
BROKERS, GRAIN and HOPS
V K. Urajr. Ofltua Find National liana.
""barbers a baths?"
K T. Ilcnkl. Mlu mnwt.
Not aulburlnxt laanntuinr.
link ('. I"mirniii, Main mnwl,
H. A. Fttlhv.CMrwt.
Nut aulUnruuxl lu annumicr.
BOOKS A STATIONERY.
lodwuer lira., Main irmt.
BOOTS and SHOES.
Miller A laliiunn, n. r Find Nai l llank.
J. K. (Xiir, etroor ' imt,
CARPENTERS A CONTRACTORS.
Finch A Ctaanoit, onV H slravl.
Uuupbell A u-orJtrat Vuul) lkdduFk't
J, A, Vmim, Major.
Oro. U. Road, ltnrdrr,
r.P. Myan, Manliat
CONFECTIONERY A FRUIT.
Kiiblnwo A liublnnon, Th illjciu.
P. C. Ihttlaraun, nrar iwra hnuH.
"churches A jPASTP RS.
BnplUI,J. Fred Jrnklna.
rrmliylcrtan, J. A.lViwnwnd,
Coiivrrgailonal, (. V, lU(.
Emmvlloal, H Ao)'Uy.
XelliodlL,T. W. Poll.
M, K. .Sou 111. Kdtrln talmr,
Chrl.llan, No rvldi'iit paoliir.
NntautlmrlMd lo anHini.
Ind. (annary Co., ncur deunt.
J. U. VanOradl, Indrpandonpa,
Kut aullKirlwtd toannunnr.
8, A. Mulki'y.O'lXirni'll Brlik, npsuilni.
J. 11. JnhnMu,Cor. Italliiwd a Mnninmitli. at
Ut A llttlil'llt, Ind, .Natl IMnk, lip lalr.
E. L. Keu-hum. Moumoulll Hl near K. U.
0. D. Holler, otwr hutiiw, Uillr.
Nut aulliorlwid to aunouni!. .
"lluWiurd A MtaHt, Hallmad tr.
W. D. Klkln. leav ordeni at tloU-l,
MIm Sophia (Ion, at reidildno, Itnllrnad tt.
Notaulborld Ui aninimm.
Blicllny, Alexander 4 Co., Miiln Htr.
Psttenmn Bro., opnra hound.
ELECTRIC LIGHT CO.
Not uthorlaed to announce.
W, O. Oooki i;lilef ecalneer.
FISH, OYSTERS A GAME.
D. B. BoydiiUin.tislnwU
Ind. Mill Co., Ooo. ttklnnor 4Co.
Star Mill, D, W. Hr A Co.
Nut nuthorir.Qd to Mimmnr'n.
W. 0. Cook, Whlteknr b WM.
ttonendorf Hlrauhberg, Main utrent,
J, M. Vanduy n, Cor Main nnd C trcet.
J, A. Mllln -WhllenkHr brhik.
Not authorlzod to announce,
Wlinoi. Baldwin 4 Co,. South lde 0 trBt,
MoEnclieranAHHiiderfock.CornorM i In t
I)nuty 4 Paddnnk, Went uhlo Mnln ilwt.
J, p. Irvlna Wliltciiknrhrlck.
HARDWARE A AGL. IMPTS.
J. V. 0'IJotinell. Cor. Mnln A Monmouth HI.
H. M, Wade 4 Co., Mnln Rnd Monmouth Ht.
Not auihorlwd to announce.
Nutaulhorl'Aed to announiw.
fXti le T'iil"irc Tl i ilel, X M . HI ark , I'rop.
Not ilhrld In annminna,
' Hunt itm,, Mnln irl.
JUSTICE Or PEACE.
H. M. I.ln-lttd. NmiiMial bank nmldtu.
ind. Ht.-am laundry, A J. Arlilaon.
A. M. Ilurltijr, Main Miwrt,
lw. A, Hmllh, Ind.Nai'l Itanlt, imilalr.
LIVE STOCK BREED'RS 4 DEAL'S
T. H. ltmiil.j, lniliniiinra.
Tim UuiiUmum, I), it. ciuUti'livr. near depot
KIiJi.Iiuh.mi. Main treei.
I I'mmou A Veneaa, tat mill.
U, U Haaklnn. mr. Uallroadaud Kulrwia.
T. U llarlinaa.
MASONS, BRICK A STONE.
Not aolhitrlwd l annumim.
Needing llnw., Main mrvet.
VV. U. Hiianiian. t! ilreel.
Not uiuorlrd In amiuuura.
tta aullmrttcU tuanno
MUSIC A INSTRUMENTS.
Nut auluurtiud In iiihmiii.
r hii'a. uwud Krlday, fxim.
fiul auiliorlMd loaiinuuunt.
PAINTERS A PAPER
M. I). Mtm, Main ntnwl.
Willi Hill. Inava ordm al t'lmlMirr Urn
tl. H. ( raven, C HM, mirth Hitr.
PIANO A ORGANS
Ml authoriiwd lu annoumw.
Umshary Mm,, ln.. K ln iir..
Ind.-Mon. Molor lo. J. iHirutlfa, pundurbir.
Moullmrn I'm-lrki-liul U lvn Utitl -7ft mill.
REAL ESTATE AGENT.
Not aulhortnod lo aniiiiunra.
City Ktmlaiiritnl, C. 1). t'ttmnll, rrop.
Not iiulhorliwd to annoumw.
lud. Loclite No 22, A. 0, t!. W.
Vtlloy IxHlae No. ti, I. o. 0. F.
byon bodge No. W, A. K. A. M.
Homer bodge No. 41, K. nf f,
Itt'lH-kah lieicrm) KMIF, cluvnr laf No. M.
I Tbe limn J. It. Coopiir, pmp.
The (.antlo-M. K. Owetni, prop,
SASH A DOORS.
I Mitchell A liobannon, Main utrout,
M. T. Crow, noar depot,
1'ublln, O. A. IIIudnHMk, l'llnolpnl, -
SODA WATER MFRS.
II. M. Unci, Iiiflcpi'ixli'n Nat l Himlt b'ld'g.
K 3. Young, Ind. Nul'l Hank, up malm.
Nil t Bill hiirlmi'd to arniniiifl.
Not aiuhorliud to annuuniH).
WATCHES, CLOCKS A JEWELRY.
1 0, A. Kramer, Mnln street.
and all other
Bond your Hutu for hikiHuI prn '
CORVAbMH NUIWEItY COMPANY,
47-llit Corvallls, Oregon,
Mrs. J, II. nonnNTOKR, iiarino
Ave., Smita Crux, CiU., wrltm
" Whan Rlrl It auhool, In It.l!n,
Olilu, I had a arar atla.k cif brain
hw. On my Mromjr, I fcmnd mywilt
Mrrwll lia, and, for a long tint, I
Ivarad I should t patmanannjp an,
Frlandi nrgwl ma to na Ayr't Hair
vigur. and, on doing to, wjr hair
Began to Grow,
and t now hava u fln a haad of hair aa
on eould wlah Mr, being vhangad, how.
vr, from Ulouda to dark brown."
" Aftor a fit of ili knwu, my hair ram
onl la eoiul.fulla. I uwd two bottlaa of
Ayer's Hair Vigor
and now my hair la orer a yard long
and vary full and haavy, I hava rruux
mvndad llila rraruratlua o oihara with
Ilk good affect."-Mra. Sldnry Carr,
WV Rglna it, Ilarrlaburg, I'a.
"I ha ul Ayri Hair Vigor for
aaral yaara and alwaya ohlaluad iwtia.
factory rwulM. I know It 1 tl.a boat
preparation htr that la nuda."
C, T. Ariwit, Muii.motb Bjirlng, Ark.
Ayer's Hair Vigor
FT! bj Dr. J. O. a OoH Uwtll, Haai.
Dr. S. A. MULKEY
The riiOFliSSION rHACTICKD
in all ilM ltruuchm. .
A aa a a. a a I
nmwniiKr (I'llmiiu.ll'a Trr,U ur
Store, Oi r. Main & Monmouth 81s.
Ollice hour 8 a. in. to 12 m
nnd 1 p. in. to 5 p. m,
D. II. CRAVEN'S
Always get your
done at the
WEST SI :
at living rates.
...... " Vfcnl. m i
ALONG THE WEST SIDE.
Items of Interest from Our
changes in Thre Counties.
RKI.TUK tTaSIIISOTOJI. U.TTKR.
Th Hawaii foHiy at la AdariakkratlM
4kMalan VmI ad oH KtrM
Tha grooary and ooufeotJunery More
Ida.. a..... . -
or ivier I'. Did, or Irnvlte. wui iirevvtit till Iratwfer Ulnir mad
I I.M..bb.. 1LI.,LU I..L I
........... tutu raiumaj nigiit anu atunvi luuroiiiK uiw Kiory mat III tjL "a
wtHb f bikhU were taken.- The
Imrglnry wu oommltted by three
young men ofthtlowu uui.toftliem ploye, who. It I mud, rvAiwd to eon- HI poltlon I lu accord with the one
yet out or their teen. On of tb boy tluuo their labor farther until mlarle iw"pb'l by blm when the Lodge elect
turned lNt' vlileiira ami Monday are paid. AdJutmeiitof the matter I ln bill, commonly referred to a the
Hleo. Noble and Jlyrou Midloy were
nmted. The txamlimtlon waa beld
Tuemhiy and a tv.tilt liit. Noble
I In Jail and Molloy I out on bond.
The burglar who eulered the jewelry
lore or u. A. Hinlih mm iim ago
Au.....u...k ... ... ,1... .
i im.w rraia roui Hirinniy III hip raainiy
Hall. Tueadny luat a whWi waa taken
to a Holeiu Jeweler lor repidr tb owner
remnraing now eneap ucu a wateii
! Kit at WW. The Jfwt'hr Inforiiieil
Aiaranai Niiito of in matter auti upon
liUUlry It wa found that the walolil
hnd been aold to the twraon bringing It
in for relr by a fellow loafing around
iowii, nmnn wa tenpnonwt to and
lie ent a tlencrlptlon of the wateh and
it wa lounu to tie the wntcli of Mm.
Ituln, of IhU city, 'lb fellow waallmnd dU-d aeveral year aim. Hlie
arreted ou a compliant of hurglary of
dwelling and l lie larceny of a waleh
aim Deputy Mieriir ton nor went to
wrneiu ror lite gentleman. He liand
cuffl-d the man before nturtlng fm Mo -
Aiiiiuviue, nut nevertneieaa turt tbiior Hon. Jtenton Klllenol Multnomah
nie or Multli blepheir the fellow
jumped mmi the buggy, Connor
,"" M"'""" i"1 Hi.iiu, a ...,u. a heavy rain etortii that had been
Ibebtiggy where he .trtigghnl to gel Lathering for .everal dav. ,t in
J ' "."H" run
i .i.i . . . .1
y iioaniiiw aim v.oow iim mi oui
. ..Ill I :. . . .. .
iiiiiiiK nie imei wiiu mm. Alter a
tough stmflle ou the ground the deputy
pulled out a revolver and hit the man
over tbe head with It cutting a gah
two Inches long. The thief then gave
up aud n!d he would go without
further trouble. A boy wa found and
sent after tbe team which had dla-
aniH'artMl down tlin road. Tim Imtm
... , ...
was whiii found noue (be worse for the
run and tbe procelnn starHnl. Tbl
burglar was covered with blood when
he arrived hero and Dcnutv Connor
hnd blood in hi eye. It would have
been acornae limlendof a hvemnn that
fonnor brought here had the thiol
broken away. After leaving hero he
visited IndciwuilKiuat and I 'orvalll. I
audnodoubt disposed of umieoftbe
stolen watches in both nltiw. He
liaiks as If there wu ucirro blood In his
VB,,W ,n fl"Kl,r of lho r,'",
band beltig off. He Is very anxious tol
ee the dally Han Krauclsoo fZnmi,mT.
He gave hi name is John Doe at first
and at the examination he said his
name was Harry Hill. He admits that
he ha been lu lull before but does not
I say where. His action denotes cunning
I aud he has a good opinion of tils smart-1
The "grip" has got the city and the
I city has uot the "grip." All tbe busi
ness mfu are fueling under tbe weather I
and In several plao of busluess It Is
JustposHlbie to get a quorum, all the
proprietor's and clerks being down
with the disease. Whiskey and quinine
mixed with a little rook candy 1 the
popular medicine and it doe wonder,
There are more cast now tlmti there
waadurliiir tbe enldemio three veais
UOHVALt.lS, JXtO. -0. I
Tlie game of football between the
Monmouth and Corvallls college teann-
ntl- Hpliluv IumI. mm.iiIIu.1 In & 1.
.... .,... ..."v ... m evuiniM I
vn-ioiy ,r uio inner. J erowa 01 1
.!,... i r.vi ...... I
...V...T,, D,.,nt,,.. y,lv-
neaseu me conu-st aim me general con-
..I....I..., i- j,... ..... i . .
uiiimu.i n uihi i.iu inuiiiuoutii iniiyurs I
are nut lu It A rnvul rreentlon wnl
tendered tho visitors and their treat-
mcnt while liere was as heaping couls
of Are on t ie r heads. The O. A. fi.1""' wo quesuou. ue suu teu
eleven expect to play a mt Ice game
with the Multnomah's on Saturday,
and wuifers are numerous that our
boys will niakea touch-down.
l'rof, Lot,, who litis for some mouths
held the position of station chemist of
tho 0. A. C. announces bis intention of
taking his departure for pastures new
In the near future and permanently
locale In the second city of Mexico,
whore ho has mining aud other Inter
cuts Unit require his attention. Aa to
whether this resignation of the doctor
Is voluntary or uot there is a question,
and rumor 1ms It that some little per
suasion has boon used to bring about
this result. There is no question about
The Oregon Pacific railroad property
soiuaiBiieriii s silicon rruiny last and
was purchased by tho Malr-Wharton
faction for the Insignificant sum of
$200 000. Much speculation and un-'
favorable com meut Is current concern-
'"a uuMiomu o. mm wuu umi inei
disposition that the court will make of
tne matter la a question of no ainnllUuthorlty, from tbe island, leaving the I
oonouro to many on both aliix. A
niwtlng of employe and nlalin IioUIt
wm Md In YaiUlii on Huuday anil
tli alluatlou dimniatwd at lfiith, rnui
lutlom arioiiksl am a minnilttiw ap-
poltiM to wall U)U Judgo Fullerton
liratMtliiK Kl'Ht oonflriiiatloii of the
fnivlal ant on tlie !Uh limU WbfU It
la known that after tlio oourt and Inw.
yi'ia' fw ar paid then will rvnmlu
only Rltout enough fmida lo pay
(llvltloiid of littlu UKint than five in-r
(nl. of amount duo for labor and
material, tu uon-cunflrtnatloii of till
flagrant Iraitaartlon la apparent and It
la lh geiioral opinion beroaboiila thnt
the court win not, from a nioml aland
point, at li, rvtmgnlM H vnlldlty.
ina ii.nrir faction and other bond-
holder Intereated frill iwe tvery effort
llM.l,. ...1 .1 , .
lroer 'Th Wlatera'' ha Un tied
up fi.rtlie debt of wage due It dim.
deferred until Aer the 5Jtblot., when
NudgeruIlertunvilltbe bew to imaa on
, I Hie aale of the road, l'ronnect r.,.
I muen lltlration are rife.
Kl. Roott and Charley Wheeler lind
an altercation lu the Oct- duntul aln,ui
tluuf L.!.! ... .... .....
I r riunjr lllglll in W II nil III In Iter
I "evendy cut the former In the neck
I " waa arraigned before JuhIUw H. L
uoigai aiomiay and fined f 30 and
v ' Hll,lia.no, I)ec, 2D.
I Mr. Hwiver i led hud Kimduv m, it..
hnnieatead flv mile north of town at
line age or aeventy-three year. , The
deei'Sml came to Uregon with her bu
band, Jacob Hoover, lu mi It..
I leave two son and two daughter
Her ldet n Jaeloxm, live In IhU
I county. Hon. Jawb Hoover I a
ltiauker and politician lu Soobaro
1 Vah. Her eldcat daughter I the wife
I and her voungeat I the wire of Mr
I wiunoll of thla county,
i waUliiwilHV nw.riitn all n.-
n oe are .iraln full ..r u......
I " . -.. ...
The preparations for the Christmas
holidays are few. Only one church
out of six in the town announce anv
ceremonies at all and they are of the
simplest character. The stort offer
next to no Chrlalmas goods, Tbe Ktv
wono league lis a ay sociable on
. r. ..... . .
wemowny who basso sue-
u ,u "'" the Jjuld A IUskI
M1"11 wmipany'a property at lUel-
Vlm m 'Uuty ba bn prumnled
"l'rnneiHienoy of the same
lw""paDy Uniatlmead farm In Yam-
m That projKrty coimlst of
m acres on the south
of the ailihlll river Wwt of Am-1
uneven anno acres I In grain aud
"ow. uue tmrn on the farm wl
"uU1 w " hay, and house 100
feiid !'f CUle nd tMilvt 1(10 h6ud of
11 cllmed that the original purchase
'"uq " miprowmeut have
eosl The venture has never
'M"u y dividends and Mr. McEI-
downy " lu,w m,t luew to "
n,0"BJ" f"f Ue owners.
(Krom our regular eorrMimndpnu)
WAMUNOToN, I)eo. 16, 181J3-
It Is perfectly nliilu from thesiaxxdira
llt have thl week been made lu the
wnate ou the Hawaiian p,diey of the
administration, tbe bill for the repeal
we leueral laws, and the tariff, that
llle are cocked and primed for
"long and bltUr partisan dette on
o of Uiee questions. The news from
Hawaii and the offlolal Inforumtlon
i. .... . . . . i
'mm me tie wninont or state, him an.
iwrenlly changtd no tmlnions; on the
eontrarv. onlnlona nnvin.i i..i.i
to. have beun lnth.m.l hu .i... .i....i.
,,., ,)f lho wwk .'. Tho Wt . ,
n inn ..linlA unit.,., I.. ... -
nu.,u wHiuuiOT over ine re'
cwnilliltted hill for tlm wul e ....
. . . - "i"'
flteaunu. laws Is a certain lnilhtlou of
wimt lnav k, e..a.n.wi ,m ,i,a n.. r
naior Vest ia the only man who
h,,(, m "P00" oeecded In straddling
out by scoring tbe republicans for try-
lug to change the compact contlnentHl
renub o estab ished bv oor f.m.ft.u,..,
Into a great, expansive terrilory-aoqiiir-
ing government extending to the
Islands of the ocean, and to the utter
most parts of the earth. He ridiculed
tbe Christian pretences of Minister
StJnhens and the New England rev-
olutioulsts of Hawaii, who. he suld.
hnd chrlstlaoUed the natives out 0f
their country, and had taken posesslon
of It under tbe uame of God, and then
divided the land among themselves,
under a law made by themselves. He
wouud up by dissenting absolutely
Irom the administration policy, and
said the provisional covernmont of
Hawaii was ado facto noverument.
w - ,
having all the rlirhta of a de lure bov-
ern meut, so far as other nations are
concerned; that auv assault upon that
Uavernnient by armed forces of the
United Htatos would be an ant. of war
thai could alone be brought forth by an
act, oi congress, anu mac ue favored a I
withdrawal of every vesture of U. S.
Highest of all in Leavening
oppooInK fitfiloii to
Menalir Ktowart removed at) doubt aa
to hi opinion on tb proKlllm to re
H'I lh federal eleetlon law, by iimk-
b l' favor of the bill for
thtlt lrll,",'i wbltb I now pending.
r'" bill," wiw before the neiiate of
I nn'flrHl oonur, lledld not for-
! to put In a few good word for all
j ver, In hi aeuh; he never dm-, no
nwtU mi "ubt,!t of th Ph
It I now iu)nuiiiiKl that Prealdent
Cleveland will after the flint of Janu
ary rewmi the public reception, the
I dleoutliiuune of bleb cnimed to
much grumbling from vhtltors to
Washington. It U nlao stated that
theae ifucptlona hkh Uwd lo be held
llm'e llirn: a week nt 1 o'clock n. m..
ww, ""' l'l"''H',, lllU! Mr. Cleve-
buid'a nnt -dcHlrlng to tweet the puhllo
but bwaue he nctxled the time devoted
to the rect pllon for more important
IMcgnle rtawllntof Utah, won hi
npur a a ready debater of flrel-rate
nblllty during the abort diwumhin
which preceded the patwtug of the bill
providing statehood for Utah by the
Houne. There reiuon for the belief
t lint the senate will amend the bill by
including Oklahoma, aud if talk at this
time counts for tuythlng, the Semite
will lult upon thatamendmeut being
accepted by the bouse.
ho long a the critlclum of tbe clos
ing of the senate chauitier lo viaitors,
Rhuttltig tbe puldlQ out ol the senate
elevator aud cbwlng every door, except
log two of the capltoi at 4 :.'!() p. m. was
conmied to entering these iblugs up to
the credit of exvlunlveiieits the senators
did Uot mind much, nit hough Senator
i"efffr IntKHluced a moluilon to have
the nenate chamber opened to tbe pub
Mica it ha al way Uvn when the sen
ate wa not In session; but It hurt
some of them wbeii the charge Is made
a It baa been this week, that It isn't
excluslveness that has wrought these
rules old cliouuh to lie eeimtors thein-
selves, but fenr of personal Injury on
the part of, ceitaiu senators, trustor
Ilrice's resolution for the aimointment
oUwclva addiUonal capitol jiollwmcn
has been used aa an additional anrn.
meut In fuvor of the scare theorv. It
h'"? be lu order for the senators
to make personal explanation coucern-
lug thl matter.
The demoemta of the house Ways
and Means committee are still wrest"
ling with the troublesome tariff bill,
which has not yet been reported to the
house. The fact thnt they have lu re
spouse tooutsldo pressure made a num
ber of chang' In the schedules, all In
creas's of duty, has redoubled the pres
sure upon them to make other changes
betore the bill Is reiwted. It has been
"u,1 that a caucus will be bold on the
1 ' 1 ' ' ' ,R nm,c
lo lu',w ",0 0HUPUS u"ul lne ""' hm
" i""",u "u " viuue
b111' ylwn wUx'h "tlle work ,,M
u""e l"18 WWK, 1H U"ei. n is
mH u,m "l" "'n"e nu oeuBte
w,u wgm tu me nouse until alter me
Prominent silver men are holding a
I caucus here for the purpose of formula
ting plaiis for the next congressional
TIIRKE SMIGLEKS AltE COSVICTED,
Mulkt-y, Dmibnr and Haniioii.--'o Ver.
diet as to tlie Others.
Portland, Doc. SB. 0. J. Mulkey,
William Dunbar and P. J. Buiinon,
guilty; Jiiines Lotan and Seid Hack, no
grwn,enti "omer defendants,
cucu ismercauiior me great sniug-
cwe thtlt for 11 dl,y llB8 occupied
the Unltea B,llU' distriot court and
ttUrut!d utitlunal attention. The
ollftre '" conspiracy to unlawAdly
1h,m1 cl,l,leH0 laborers In the United
8"" 1116 Jl,ry W1,s out 20 hours,
lmvin8 rutl,'ed ttt 20 p. in., Friday,
and l,nouu0Bd ,ta MHUtesa to reiwrt
AWARDED HIGHEST HONORS WORLD'S FAIR.
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of T' mes 40-Years the Standard
Tower Latest U. S. Gov't Report
at 8 o'clock butt evening. Not until
two hour later wa the verdict read,
Imwever, owing to tbe delay lo getting
the defendant into court. ,
Solhlwg (oiiflrmalory of the Report
Capture of Klo,
PKiiNAMBroo, Dec. 23,-The report
that Klo bad been captured by tbe reb
el ha not been confirmed, but the
moat startling reports are still in circu
lation here. It ia an nou need lu a dis
patched from lUo that Admiral Gama
and the Insurgent m ar yewls are off
Cobra Inland, and have succeeded In
slopping the collection of revenues
from the custom house, which, up to
the present, have been paid to I'elioto.
niBCKWHTKD 1H WASH1NOTOO.
Wasminoton, Deo. 2S.-Bth the
state and navy department were very
Piiuve,iomay in aicreiitlng the re-
Krle that Meilo had captured Rio.
niough It cannot be rxmltively ascer-
lained, It is believed that one or both
have received advicea to that efle!t
from lUo. The general Impression,
however, Is that tbe report was merely
premature, aud that I'elioto will be
A PUBITTVC UKMA L.
Nkw Yohk, Dec. 24.-Ruy Barbera,
Admiral Mello' spokesman, cables tbe
Hcratil as follows from Iiuenos Ayres:
"I lie report that the admiral bad
takeu poMWttlon of Rio Janeiro and bad
overthrown and imprisoned MeJlo,
is absolutely false. I received yester
day a letter from Admiral Hello, dated
Desterro, December 18, saying that
Mello was here with bis flagship, tbe
Aquldabau, the Republics and other
A CABUX1RAM LAST KIOIIT.
Washinoton, Dec, 123, Secretary
Herbert to-night received a cipher die
jwlch from Captain Picklug, in com-"
mniid of the United Slates naval forces
at Mio. It Is believed to contain impor
tant information concerning the situa
tion of tlie besieged city. The dispatch -was
eetit to Lieutenant Muliigau to be
deciphered. Tbe secretary then Went
to a dinner party at the bouse of Postmaster-general
Bissell, with the expec
tation thnt the translation would be
completed upon his return. At mid
night the secretary returned but the
tnuwlatlou was uot as yet ready, Tbe
secretary will remain till he reads tbe
Atchison la the Hands of a Receiver.
Littlk Rock, Ark., Deo. S23.-Tbe
expected in the railroad world hap-
peneued today. The Atchison, Topeka
A Santa Fe and tbe St. Louis A Han
Frauelseo railroads aud branches, com-
prising the Atchison & Topeka system
proper, have been placed in tbe bands
of three receivers. The order was made
by the United States Circuit Court
Judge H. C. Coldwell, in chambers, at
5:30 this eveniug. The application waa
made by the Union Trust Company, of
New York, trustees of tbe bondholders
of the Atchlsou, Topeka & Santa Fe.
and tbe Mercantile Trust Company, of
ew xotn, trustees of the bondholders
of the St. Louis A San Fiauclsco. The
first Intimation of decisive action was
received at 2 o'clock this afternoon,
when a special train, which left St.
Louis at 2 o'clock this moruiiig, arrived
over the Iron Mounutin wiih nmm.
Incut railroad attorneys and officials on
board. They hastened to the federal
courthouse, aud were soon closeted with
Judge Culd well.
People are wishing each other the
compliments of the season, and ex
changed gifts. Did it ever occur to you
to sena au ailing friend a package of
Ayer's Sarsaparllla? If not, do so now:
and try this medicine yourself, if you
neea a nrat-oiass blood-purifier.
There is uo place in Oregon where a
better meal Is served thau at the e-
tauraut of Westaoott 4 Irwin, 271 Com-
mercial street, Salem. Courteous at
tention, a flue meal, and the popular
priee of 25 oeuts, have made this bouse
the headquarters of everyone who has
occasion to dlue In Salem. . .