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ORKGON CITV. CLACKAMAS COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 10. 1893.
Pepper Is second only to rice and tea
as the principal export from Slam.
Tl. !1 I- 41. 1- -
iM'llNUliuiiui miumg ou'i vuiii- to-day amounts to m.OOXM miles.
tnpnrcd at BoiHe CitV. The State of Illinoia hai used this year
w . ni(lrA riian a IHNl IVM1 hirm i nl liAap
Trusts are a coining power In business,
Tlioy already control over 12,000,000,000.
It is estimated that the civilized na
Hons pay annually for food 113.000,000.
Now York has over 2.000 hack men
The Consolidated Virginia Mine on Tokio in Japan has 20,000 Jinricksha
LIBERALS OF OGDEN DISBAND.
the Comstock Lode Begins
Three Los Angeles mashers
soundly whipped a few days ago.
Two hundred families are reported to pcRted that the mint will coin 15,000,
IillVO movcu awuy irom anvunu, un, uv y(jy q g0rt.
Last year no less than 3,000,000,000
gallons of beer were imbibed in Europe
Nebraska has raised 100 bushels of
corn for every human being in the State
During the next seven weeks it'is ex
punt two months.
An overhauling of the Ranger's en
giiius at Mare Island has led to a correc
tion of the defect,
ticnrirn P. Rovstcr. who sued the Pa&
run.cnto liee for 120,000, charging libel,
got a verdict for 1250,
StrenuouB efforts are being made to
have a fruit growers' convention asneni
blc in hpokane in reuruary.
Canada supplies nearly all the olunv
bauo lined bv American manufacturers
Ul IL'ttU peiiuiiH.
More than 25,000 women areemplo'
in me united Mates aionein tne decora
tion of china and pottery.
Manufactured gold is worth II a pen
nyweiglit. and any value in excess of
this represents workmanship.
Tn r,an)av alnna .-..net t00 fWl iinmla
Active oneraiions in uie vuiinoiiuuuju . vorv .rB mnrkHtod BVnrv snaniin from
irguna liiino oil me wuiuniuMi uie tU8K9 oi iu,uuu eiepnants.
inn omer uiiv wiui uie reuuira ui 1,110 mi.- . t... 1? . 1
-l.-fl.. TLonHwa lu .riitifultiiv tn tllilmra. -- 1 1 . " " UOlWeOU J-.urupe BHU
-"" 6 it, North America carry on an average
. i.. ...t 1 1 r Airta . . ' o
t move 1H lieillK nmue b xjua niiKcico atmiit. 711 fl HI naaiinnirnra n mnntli.
. . i i. xt i.. un,..i.- ...;!...., ' i
111 CAltfUtl UIO xuvitun rcuiinjvm inunn
from its terminus at Vanderbilt to the
cual uiul iron Held of Utah and Nevada.
The Indian i vVlcd of burying a
clnlil ahvo at lliu i'.uki-r Indian agency.
A. T.. was sentenced to three years and
seven months in the Territorial prison.
The Liberals at Ogden, U. T have
disbanded as a party. They were com
posed of gentiles or non-Mormons, and J' V
have long bitterly opposed the Latter- 10
The most useful insect Is the silkworm,
It is estimated that 6,000,000 persons
gain a livelihood by raising the wormsi
Farms in interior New York are worth
now little more than half their value in
1870, and no more than before the war,
The property owned by New York city
is estimated to have risen in value from
1277,000,000 in 1871 to 1569,000,000 in
For the first six months of 1893 the
I .liL. IT!i.J Cli.i.. ii ...... I 1
Din Ml.. who made a smalt fortune ""' ' uimeu o aies-mosuy gold
Vi. . " i . ' Vi; V'..i,n ,io ,i and saver mines paid K,7UU,U0v In div-
from the sale of the (joldbug mine and
squandered it, attempted suiuide at King
man, A. T., by shooting himself through
the body with a pistol
San Dieeo's latest sensation is a well'
dressed, line-looking woman, who goes
about the streets barefooted. Her name
is Mrs. Mary Ailing Aber, a very Intelli'
ircnti woman and well versed in mn
Captain Donaldson of the steamer Ar-
British coach and carriage builders
Import from America their choicest
spokes, hubs and ribs for wheel manu
Georgia is rapidly developing as a
fruit-growing center. Within a few years
thousands of peach and pear trees have
Deen set out.
The King of Portugal has the most
ago on his lust trip reports that the bar costly crown in the world. The gold and
at Loos Jiay is very uiucn improved. j--ncio m juinin cuiupurcu are vm-
Tliis lie attributes largely to uie spien-
did improvements being made by the
United States authorities,
There tire grave suspicions that the
explosion on the collier San Mateo tiie
other day, which ripped open her decks,
It appears from a Treasury statement
that there are 30,880 $10,000 bills, 14,805
$5,000 bills and 47,324 $1,000 bills in cir
culation in this country.
During the first nine months of the
was not caused by coal gas, as was first year over 2,000 miles of railway were
ivcn in explanation, it is proposed at built, and It is expected that poesiblv by
,'ictoritt, B. C, to have an othcial inves- January 1 the mileage will reach 3,00ti.
tigatiun. Types are not used in printing Persian
The clmrgo of arson against lrotter, newBDUDers. The "conv" is given to
the owner of the dye works at Spokane, an expert penman, who writes it out
has been dismissed, ihis is the case
where an explosion killed Mrs. Beane
and the works were set on lire, li was
stated that Trotter had tired the build'
ing in order to obtain the insurance.
Charles Lundegger, who has been writ- last season
neatly. Then the work is lithographed
The world's hop crop this year is esti
mated to be 7,000,000 pounds less than,
last year, although tne United States
crop is 4,000,000 pounds greater than
Kansas Man Convicted
APPENDICITIS ON THE INCREASE
Ad Effective Measure Beliif Taken
to Close Gambling and Pool
Rooms la St. Paul.
. .. . a ( II. I
ing crankv letters to jiayor aiaaon oi
Portland and Governor Pennoyer for
somo time, stating that Senator Mitchell
and other persons ought to oe Kineu,
ns arrested and sent to the asylum.
After the news of the assassination of
Mavor Harrison of Chicago it was
The operatives in Japan mills work
every day, there being no Sunday. The
hours range from twelve to seventeen,
but the pace is slow and there are fre
Mrs. R. E. Willard has a barber shop
in (Jhicago. She runs bix chairs, and
A,.jw. - - - " , HuaKV. 13IIO 1U110
t homrlit best to put Lundegger where ne ....i, ., ; -hnroe nf a. woman WW.
couldn't carry out Ins threats. Thev are paj,j $12 a weeiC) wjth a half of
Tiptop lias heretotore been tne most what they take in over $Zd,
prosperous mining camp in tne lerri- A bar of steel costing $1 may be worked
tory of Arizona. It was i a chloride camp, up into m worth of needles ; made
bUtyieiiieuiroiii?ou,uwiTiw,uvvic.- jnt0 knjfe Diade9i it , wortn f3,285j
ly. a coiuijuiijr uiguuKu .wuij made into balance springs for watches,
work the properties in the district on a tne game w wouia u,, wortn 250.0OO.
large scale gave up the enterprise three
months ago on account oi too low price
of Bilver, and the camp has been totally
Abandoned. Six months ago it was a
prosperous little village with a school,
store and the hum of industry. To-day
nothing is left but two lonely individ
uals, who remain to look after the prop'
C. J. Wetmore. Chief State Viticult-
urist of California, reports that the vint
age of the present season win De auout
18,000,000 gallons, or about 3,000,000 gal-
(Cnn n, . ' Z i A.ut met at the door by his son
4 onn tnna of irranes will be used in the Lord Houghton, the Lord Lieutenant
must factory at Healdsburg, the product of Ireland, has Celtic blood in his veins
of which is in great demand abroad, (one of his ancestors was the fourtli Via-
During the next ten years, nowever, u oiuuv wnuo io cnuureu io
is expected that the State vintage will descended through their mother from
show a decrease, owing to the ravages oi Kicnaru unnsiey onenuan
phylloxera in various sections and also Whitelaw Reid has been entertaining
to the recent check in tne planting oi Mr. and Mrs, Thomas .bailey Aldnch
vineyards caused by the low prices that and General and Mrs. Lew VVallace at
have generally prevailed aunng uie past fus country-seat, upnir larm, in vv est
few Beacons, the growth of the industry Chester county. His visitors were fre-
in the past having been too rapid, so quently seen at the county fair horse
much so that the output in one year rose Bhow
from 9,000,000 to 18,oou,uuu gallons. Masnenet told an interviewer theother
A .nnuniinnnl mhiinff suit has been dav that he could play a Beethoven so-
filed in the United States Court at Boise nata on the piano when only 4 years old.
Miss Dod, the best of the English'
women tennis players, won the West of
England championship when she was
only 15 years old.
"And how do you do, Mr. Justice
Holmes?" was the greeting Dr. Oliver
Wendell Holmes gave his son, Judge
Holmes, last week when the "Autocrat"
visited the courthouse in Boston and was
Large beds of porcelain clay have been
discovered In the Cherokee strip.
A war of extermination against oloo'
margarine has begun in Pittsburg.
Opposition to the electrio railroad at
Gettysburg has apparently died out.
Nearly $10,000 is paid for pension to
uremcn in riew York city every month.
The grand iurvof Baxter county. Ark.,
has indicted sixty persons for swearing.
A. 0. Burnham of Champaign, 111.,
has given $10,000 to found a hospital in
New York is developing a bountiful
harvest of cranks since the Harrison
murder in Chicago.
CroD failures and the onenins of the
Cherokee Strip have almost depopulated
Survivors of the recent floods in Lou
isiana propose to establish a colony of
1,000 families In Colorado.
The tobacco crop in the Housatonlc
Valley, Conn., has an estimated value of
$3,000,000, the highest on record.
The exportation of coke has recently
become a feature of Baltimore's trade,
A large supply is dispatched every month
The United Press has taken up its
abode at Washington, D. C, in a suite
of ten of the handsomest newspaper
rooms in the country.
A society has been formed in Balti
more, the avowed object of which is to
assist in perpetuating the memory of
There is talk of transporting the New
Hampshire State building at the Chicago
Exposition to Manchester, N. II., and
turning it into a public museum.
It has been suggested that the many
duplicate volumes in the Congressional
Library be made the nucleus of a free
circulating library for Washington.
C. O. BeardBley has been convicted on
thirty-five counts of selling liquor ille
gally at El Dorado, Kan. His tine will
be $3,600 and his jail sentence 1,050 days.
fter a careful investigation the New
Orleans Times-Democrat states that the
oyster industry of Louisiana was not se
riously uijureu u(v me laie auvere siuruia.
Encouraging results are said to be ob
tained from the exploration of the Pie
dras Negras coal mines of Mexico, which
is being made for the C. P. Huntington
Within twenty-four hours after the
Battle Creek disaster on the Grand
Trunk railroad fifty lawyers were on the
ground looking for damage suits on the
The Supreme Court of Massachusetts
has decided that a man is lustined in
stopping a dog fight, and if he gets bit
ten while doing it, the master of the dog
is liable for damages.
The Medical Society of Now York has
adopted a report calling attention to the
uanger oi uruiKing water iroui uie aver
age water tank, as found in railway cars
and other public places.
Most of Wisconsin's fine fish exhibit
at the fair will be taken to foreign lands
to further experiments In propagation.
The Chicago public schools will receive
a portion of the display.
In view of the alarming spread of ap
pendicitis a prominent life insurance
company proposes to insert the ques
tion : " Do you swallow grape seeds7"
in its application blanks.
Rev. Edward Bagley, pastor of the
Christian Church at Washington, has
been selected to be Chaplain of the
House bv Democrats, to take the place
of Rev. 8. W. Haddaway, deceased.
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
The President has ordered a court'
martial to meet at Fort Reno, O. T., to
try Captain Daniel F. Stiles (retired) for
charges arising out of the disitositlon of
government property In which ho inane
Postmaster-General Blssell has tranS'
tnitted to the Secretary of the Treasury
estimates for the Postoflice Department
for the fiscal year ending June 30, Invo
The total amount is 190.300.485, as
against $84,004,314 for the present fiscal
Advices received at the Treasury Do
partment state that the United State
Immigration arrangement with Canada
for Inswcting Immigrants at Quebec 1
working most satisfactorily. Every con
venience and courtesy has been extended
to the United States officials. The class
of immigrants la said to be Improving,
Brigadier-General D. W. Flagler, chief
oi ordinanco, has made his annual report
to Secretary Lamont, It show the
amount of expenditures during the fiscal
year 1803 was $3,702,202. Among the
first matters treated in the report is that
relating to the inadequacy oi the gen
eral appropriation for arming and equip
ping tlio mihtiaof the United Mates,
Secretary Herbert says that there Is
no truth whatever in the report that
Brazil has been actively negotiating
with the united states for the purchase
of the new United States war ships
Machias, Montgomery and Marblehead ;
that the Navy Department ia utterly
without power to sell the vessels, for
only Congress could do that. No nego
tiations to that end are pending.
The Chinese extension bill, a it goes
to the President for hi signature, re
quires an uiiineso laborers in tne united
States, entitled to remain before it
passage, to secure their certificates of
residence within six months of the time
fixed by the Geary act. Chinamen fail
ing to register within six month shall
be deported under the former act, except
that the requirement oi a white witness
1b removed. All proceedings for viola
tions of the Geary act as originally en
acted, except as to criminals, are sus
pended. The word " laborers '' in the
act is construed to mean skilled and un
skilled manual laborers, and the term
"merchant" is detlned to mean a per
son engaged in buying and selling mer
chandise at a fixed place of business,
carried on under his name. It is pro
vided that the certificate shall contain
the photograph of the applicant, to
gether witij hiB name, his local residence
and his occupation.
Senator Butler has introduced a bill
which has for its object the establish
ment of a government system of tele
graph lines. The bill directs the organ
ization of a board, to consist of the Sec
retary of State, the Secretary of War
and the Postmaster-General, who are
directed to arrange a system of trunk
line telesranhv connecting? the various
sections of the country with the city of
Washington, with connections along
these lines at such cities as shall best
serve the public good. The system is to
be carried on as a part ot the postal sys
tem of the country, and discrimination
James Cordon Bennett Injured
in a Coaching; Accident.
THE BIO APPETITE OF LONDON.
Chief Result of the General Election
for tbe Lower House of the
Diet In Sweden.
Constantinople is to be lluhted bv
The Socialist movement la nuklnc
rapm progress in Austria,
Italy is making an earnest effort tn ex
tirpato brigandage in Sicily,
The German soldier's cnnklns iitnnll
am uj ue maue oi aluminium.
A new industry in France Is the aell.
ing of milk frozen solid in cans.
England received 10.000.000 letter
from the United States last year.
The Turkish cavalry ia generally ad
mitted to bo the finest in all Europe.
Belgian forces have cantnred Klrandn.
an Arab stronghold near Stanley Fall.
The Increased expense of the German
army Is to be borne by a tax on wine and
The Sultan of Morocco has fnrhldden
the export of grain from his tnrritnri
after December 0, 1803,
Brazieres, tho Paria writer, claims to
have discovered the identity of the "Man
with the Iron Mask."
' Following the plague of wasos last
summer, Europe is suffering from an un-
usuhi quantity oi mollis.
.iiarsiiai .tiaoianon s memoir are
likely to be suppressed by his family be
cause too critical of contemporary men.
There are at the present moment
eleven pretenders to the various thrones
of Europe trying to make good their
The West Australian Parliament is
dealing witli a measure of Chinese re
striction on the legislation of the other
Marquis dl Rudini says Italy's mili
tary expenses should be reduced, as the
taxpayers are now burdened to the limit
of their strength.
According to tbe Roumanian paper
tho rumor that Queen Elizabeth contem
plates an early return to Bucharest ha
no foundation in fact.
The chief result of the general election
for the Lower House of the Swedish Diet
has been to strengthen the Moderate
Free Trade or Center party.
According to statistics just Issued in
England the condition of farm laborer
Whiat Valley, 86H7,S,'cj
vt ana, bowhc per cental,
flour, rsso, (TO.
Floub 8tandard,t2.90; Dayton, $2.00
walla Walla, $3.10; graham. $2.00: m
pertine, $2.26 per barrel.
Oats New white. 33:itiu per bushel
new gray, 33(434c; rolled, in bags, $0.26
(ijo.ou; barrels, su.7D7.w; cases, m.o.
MiLLHTtirrt Bran, $10.00; shorts,
$18.00; ground barley, $22c23; chop
feed, $18 per ton ; whole feed, barley, 70c
percental; middlings, i-m& per ton;
chicken wheat, II. 10(U. IB per cental,
Hay Good, $10 12 per ton.
Buttib Oregon fancy creamery, 30
i332)bc: fancy dairy, 25(427 .Sic; fair to
good, 20(5220; common, 18($20c per
CiiRist Oregon, 10(212c; Califor
nia, 13(4l4c; Young America, 15(3) 16c;
Swiss, imported, 80 32c; domestic, 18
(giUc per pound.
Eoos Oregon, 30c per dozen: East
Poultry Nominal ; chickens, mixed,
$2.253.S0; ducks, $3.00(34.50: geese,
$7.60(48.60 per dozen; turkeys, live, 13c
per pound ; dressed, loc.
Y1GBTABLE8 AMD FBOiTS,
Viobtablb Cabbage, Is per pound;
potatoes, Oregon, 76c per sack ; new on
ions, l''c per pound; tomatoes. 35(3
40c per box : green corn. 16c per dozen ;
sweet potatoes, lglc per pound; Or
egon celerv. 35 (d 60c.
huits Sicily lemons, fo.wwo.oo per
box: California new crop, $6.006.60
per box ; bananas, $1.60(43.00 per bunch ;
oranges. (3.60 per box ; Oregon peaches.
U5(g70c per box ; fall butter pears, 80S
00c per box: grapes, 6000c per box;
new York uoncords, 4uc per basket;
Italian prunes, 76c$l.O0 per box; ap
ples, Baldwin, King, 85c$1.00 per box ;
Waxen, 75300c: cranberries, $8.00(38.50
Coffeb Costa Rica, 23c; Rio, 22c;
CI 1..- A1. Xf O.t 1 ') J,. . A .
buckle's, Columbia and Lion, 100-pound
cases, 26.80c per pound.
Homby Choice comb, 18c per pound;
new Oregon, 10(ft20c; extract, 9(3 10c.
Dkied Fboith 1893 pack, Petite
prunes, 810c; silver, 10(312o; Italian,
910c; German, 8(3 10c; plums, 010c:
evaporated apples, 8(3 10c; evaporated
apricots, 15(3 10c; peaches, 10(312c;
pears, 7 (311c per pound.
Salt Lherpool, 200s, $15.50; 100s,
$16.00; 60s, $10.60: stock, $8.60(39.50.
Bbans Small whites. 3(330; pinks,
8?4'c; bayos, 3SJc; butter, 4c; lima,
3I4C per pound.
I Ricb Island, $5.75(30.00 ; Japan, none
in market; New Orleans, $5.60(30.26 per
I Syrup Eastern, in barrels, 4065c;
'in half-barrels, 4257c: in cases. 36(3
80c per gallon ; $2.25 per keg; California,
in barrels, 20(340c per gallon; $1.76 per
I oqab D.6c;GoldenO, 6Xc; extra
, C, ; confectioners' A, 6ic ; dry gran
ulated, oc ; cuue, crusiieu auu pow-
in rates is prohibited, except thaU iesa. grea difficultjiheir annual report says
in thirteen counties of Ireland is now dered. 70 per pound; Jie per pound
better than at any previous tune. discount on all grades tor prompt cash j
social Democrats in Germany and maple sugar. 16(3 10c per pound.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest V. S. Gov't Report
FAKM AND GARDEN.
PAYS TO USE GOOD SEED WHEAT
What Influence the Quality of Seed
Wheat Has Upon the Yield
Citv, Idaho, by Arthur Neal of Seattle
against 1'reo rage-iusun anu a. r.
l'urker of Seattle and several Boise peo
ple interested in the Kldora Mining
Company, operating in the JteaL district,
about twenty miles from Boise. Neal
sold two valuable mines to R. P. Plow
man, a Boise capitalist, for $10,000, re-
The composer is now but 51, and will
soon celebrate the thirtieth anniversary
of the production of " David Rizzio," his
lirHt successiui hid lor lame.
The Archbishop of Canterbury re
ceives a salary of $75,000. Next to tbe
Queen he occupies the position of head
of the church. The Archbishop of York
ceiving half in cash and the balance in and the Bishop of London receive $50,
notes secured by mortgages. Neal al- 000 each, the Bishop of Winchester
leges that Tustin and Parker got hold of nearly as much, and other salaries of the
him in Seattle and kept him under their episcopal body range from $10,000 to
influence for over two weeks by means $-J6,000.
Prince Komatu, a near relative of the
imperial family of Japan, with his wife
is about to begin a journey to Europe to
fay his respects to the various crowned
leads there. In all probability be will
country. The Prince is a
- , .,, , - t . 1 juuuk lunn, uui. uiuic limn im ictiin urn,
The Lldora Company was formed, ffi ' Jat)ane8e ' e
of drugs. During that time he signed
what he thinks is a power of attorney
authorizing Tustin to forclose a mort
gage. He "nays he might have signed a
deed to everything he possessed. Tustin
forclosed the mortgage in his own name , iBjt th-8 y.
HI1U, Ik ! injlliti asiu v t
tent. The Eldora Company was
purchasing mines from Plowman, agree- wa8 forn,eriy attached to the Japanese
ing to give him $15,000 and one-half of Embassy in tlin,
the stock of the company. Neal axks ' . .. . , .
fnr a receiver to take charge of the prop- .Dr.- w .endeU 0 ,ver Holmes, speaking
. pu.n M.im. that no mon l his visit to the new courthouse in
1 i.i 1. u ti.o ,r,n Boston, said that perhaps the most in
iiw ucc. , teresting object he saw was Judge Shaw'
The indications are that there will be 0ld rocking chair, and that perhaps the
iac& 01 op. i i uui"""b "" niu&b inLeremiuv tuing lie uiu was w Bit
Francisco Midwinter Fair except the in it himself. Judge Shaw, he thought,
agricultural and horticultural. It is not was the first Judge to use a rocking
known lust now uihcu bjmm.-o mutgu cnair at nis amies on tne Dencn
exhibitors in the various departments
will want. Arrangements have been
made with the Director-General and
Viscount Corbely in Chicago. It is
known, though, that the demand for
space exceeds the amonnt the fair man-
1 , . rri f .
According to foreign paper Prince
Bismarck is allowing hi beard to grow.
not being able to handle hi razor, and
in the hope that it will help to prevent
the pains in his face. Those who have
.nut n. ... - , . fn,
agers bave to g ve. The manufactures "T" , v." j
"f . . . . tnkon with a beard in hia vonntrer Havn
and mechanics buildings, large as they
are, will be inadequate to hold all that
has been offered, and it is already appar
ent that the walls of the fine arts build
ing will not hold the works of art and
alleged art that will be offered. The
will regret his decision, as the addition
ia not an ornament to his handsome and
" Cousin Ben " Folsom, haying taken
a wile, will prouaDiy settle down in
acrricnltnral and horticultural building Omaha, where he is said to have consld
is' the only one that gives promise now erable real estate. It is said that
ofaccommodatingallcomers. Thiswould "Cousin Ben" has not visited the White
be filled to the dome if it were not that House since be returned from the Con
go manv of the counties have their own snlar pontion at Sheffield, England, and
buildings. The managers have found it that his relations with the President
necessary to exact agreement from the have been badly strained since last
various county commissioner to eon- March, when he asked for a better place
tribute toward the general horticultural and was refused. From that moment
and agricultural display. There is fear political life lot its charm. He was al
that the natural product of the State Wed to retain his Consulship at Sbef
will be so distributed that the general field daring Mr. Harrison's term a an
effect will be lost. II possible, this will act of "courtesy to the 000 sin of Mr.
be prevented. Cieralaod."
The exhibits at Chicago of grain and
rice from Mexico. Liberia and Trinidad
are to be disinfected, with the object of
preventing the introduction in this coun
try of insect pests not native to our soil.
A Toronto capitalist is at Niagara Falls
trying to organize a company w uuuu a
bridge across the river for the exclusive
use of trolley cars. He estimates that
the structure could be constructed for
The Real Estate Congress at the
World's Fair developed the fact that the
site 01 Chicago was marked as a trading
post on La Salle's map, made in in loOO,
and that it was then designated " ene'
Albert Abbink at the St. Louis (Mo.)
city hospital is suffering from a disease
called anchvlostomum dodenale, the ef
feet of which is to render him as white
as marble. Even his tongue, gums and
finger nails are devoid of all color.
The Lighthouse Board has demon
strated that telephone communication
may be established from the shore to
vessels near shore. The method will be
put .into practical operation as soon as
funds are available for the purpose.
The murderer of the Wrattan family,
Stone, who was before the grand jury at
Washington, Ind., stated that Charles
S. ilcuanerty, whose wne is neir to the
Wrattan estate, and Robert Swanegan
were among his accomplices in the mur
der. Tbe opinion of the banker who were
recently convened at Chicago seems to
be that the perpetuation and extension
of the national banking system without
a bond basis is perfectly practicable by
the application of the safety-fund
The resolution authorizing the Com
mittee on Agriculture and Forestry to
continue uuring receeo uie luvemigmiuu
of State agriculture, authorized by the
resolutions adopted April 19, 1892, and
March 3, 1893, was agreed to by the Sen
ate. Tbe merchants of St. Paul have taken
what promises to be an effective meas
ure toward closing the gambling and
pool rooms of that city by resolving to
watch for and instantly discharge such
of their employes as may frequent them.
W. H. Riley, senior member of the
large dry goods importing house of W.
H. Riley 4 Co. of New York and Pari,
has been arrested in the latter city and
charged with entering imported goods at
the custom-house by means of false in
voices, by means of which the govern
ment has been defrauded.
News from Washington intimates that
the naval force of Uie United States in
Brazilian water is being reinforced to
counteract tbe influence of Germany and
England, which is exercised in favor of
Mello and to tbe disadvantage of the
trade relation between Brazil and this
country. Minister Thompson has re
ceived instructions to protest against any
foreign interveatioa. I
rale is allowed for press messages than
for current business. The carrying on
of the telegraph business by individuals
or corporations is not prohibited. The
bin is voluminous, and deals largely
with the details of how the lines shall
be constructed. An appropriation of
$5,000,000 is made to begin the work.
The House Committee on Territories
has been busy several weeks perfecting
a bill for the admission of Utah. Though
the administration has not wished to see
the admission of the Territories pressed
just now, the fact that the men who will
come to the Senate and House from all
the proposed new States would be silver
men has caused the promoters of the
Statehood movement to pause. In order
to get around any such difficulty as this
Delegate Joseph of New Mexico has pro
posed to have the bill admitting his Ter
ritory changed so that admission will
not become operative until 1895. For
Utah, Arizona and New Mexico it is pro
posed to grant them double the amount
of land granted the last Territories to be
admitted. The reason for this is there
were grants made for the nurnose of es
tablishing a fund for various institutions,
and it is claimed the lands which the
three Territories now knocking at the
door will receive are mostly, if not en
tirely, arid and fit for nothing until they
have been made valuable by a costly
syBtem of irrigation, The last six States
admitted received as grants for various
State institutions about 100,000 acres of
land each. The three Territories asking
for admission think they will need at
least 1,000,000 acres.
In a communication to Congress the
secretary ot the treasury asks tor an
appropriation of $15,000 for freight on
bullion and coin between mints and as
say offices for the current fiscal year. He
says that, owing to the necessity of
transporting a large amount of gold bull
ion from the assay office at New York to
Philadelphia for coinage and of gold and
silver bullion from the mint at Carson
City to the mint at San Francisco for
coinage, as well as the increased deposits
01 gold bunion at the minor assay offices,
it will be necessary to obtain an appro
priation to supply a deficiency in the ap
propriation for this purpose. This defi
ciency grows out of the fact that for sev
eral years past there has been no trans
fer of bullion from New York to Phila
delphia, and consequently no appropria
tion therefor, and from the further fact
that by reason of the suspension of coin
age operations at Carson City it will be
necessary to transport both the gold and
silver bullion from that institution to
San Francisco for coinage. The expense
of transporting this bullion is less, how
ever, than it would be to com it at Lar
son Citv. At Carson City there is $900.-
000 of gold bullion and (000,000 silver.
The amount of gold bullion in New York
that is to be carried to Philadelphia ag
Representative Hermann has been in
consultation with the Postoflice Depart
ment as to numerous applications from
his State for contracts to carry the
United States mails for the next four
year and for the addition of many
routes not included in the published
proposals. In the course of the inter
view Mr. Hermann represented to the
department how in his State many con
tractors nave heretofore bid so low for
the mail service as to be rendered unable
to comply with the law, and as a result
the people have received wretched mail
convenience. He stated to the depart
ment officials that should such low bids
again be accepted he proposes to see that
the contract shall be complied with both
as to the manner as well as the time con
tracted for. He says the people also
complain that contractors sublet at such
low rates as to compel persons to nse ill
fed, overworked and unsuitable horses
and also cheap and exposed conveyances
and are unable to deliver the mail on
schedule time or in protected condition.
He believes that the law should be fear
lessly enforced in all cases of fine or
otherwise, and that postmaster should
be directed to report every violation or
lanure 01 schedule, and they should be
investigated in any case where thev
should fail to make report. He thinks,
u we law were more generally enforced,
reckless and nn profitable bidding for
mmu oumci woua
fu TirbvuHng speakers, organizers and
reading matter to meet the demand.
Baron Rothschild has bought a large
tract of land, the personal property of
nl II.. Hull.. tl, T..l.. Il l
. win "ui.au, ..cm but, uuiunui 110 .11- IZ.ZnilB
4 l.l 1 f .'I. , 1 .
teii'ia iv luunu tuero a large uuwibu uoi- laspberries,
Cammip Goods Table fruits, assorted.
$1.762.00; peaches, $1.862.00; Bart-
lett pears, il.voigz.uu; piums, fi.iw.Mi (9
1.60; strawberries, $2.25(82.45; cherries,
$2.25(5)2.40; blackberries, $1.85(42.00;
$2.40; pineapples, $2.25(3
" 12.80; apricots, $1.66. Pie fruits,
France is oalna to trv the nlun nf assorted. 1 1.20: peaches. $1.25: plums.
printing postal cards in blocks, with $1.0001.20: blackberries, $1.25(81.40 per
sin os, iiKe a cnecK oook, so mat tne
writer can keep notes of his correspond
German financiers are disappointed
over the Italian Premier's exposition of
Italy's finance, and all chance of that
country obtaining a loan In Berlin van
ishes. An encounter between the police and
the natives on the Ord river. West Aus
tralia, resulted in one policeman being
speared and twenty-three natives being
Irish railway carry a great many more
first-class passengers than any other
country In the United Kingdom, and
r.ngianu heads the list in third-class
London has a big appetite. It devours
every vear over 400,000 oxen, 1,600,000
sheep, 600,000 calves, 700,000 hogs, fowls
innumerable, and consumes 0,800,000
gallons or milk.
The government of West Australia
proposes to float a loan of 640,000, to
be expended in railway construction and
in the development of gold fields and
other mineral resources.
Maps for the use of farmers, describ
ing the chemical Qualities of the land in
various parts of the country and naming
uie Di'st manures lor each section, have
been proposed in r ranee.
A small Bcandal has arisen in British
church circles from the fact that there
were 500 applicants for a place as chan
lain on a yacht and only five for a curacy
ot naro work in the slums.
James Gordon Bennett, who has been
confined to his room by the coaching ac
cident in Paris, ia to be taken to the
Riviera, but his friends are reported
nopeiess tnat he will ever recover.
An ex-chnnnev sweep, working on
tribute at the White Cliffs (N. S. W.)
opal fields, recently struck a pocket of
gems which panned out X30.000. The
finder's share amounted to 18,000.
A patent has been granted in Auck
land, New Zealand, for a net to catch
whales, The mesh is big enough for a
calf to pass through, and it is said to
have been used already with great suc
cess. A locomotive is being built at Glasgow
which is expected to make 100 miles an
hour. It is to have twelve-foot drivers.
and the builders calculate that it will
draw an express train eighty miles an
hour witn ease.
The Duke of Westminster, who owns
a large number of houses in the fashion
able district of Mayflower, London, has
declined to lease or renew leases to any
surgeon, physician, dentist or medical
man in general.
It appears that the experiments for
some time past in France for obtaining
a satisfactory method of color printing
on leather have been so far successful as
to open up a prospect of a new and at
The contract for boring a tunnel
through the Simplon has just been signed.
It has been undertaken on behalf of the
Jura Simplon Railway Company by MM.
Brand, Brandau A Co. of Hamburg and
ixx-ner a u. 01 Eurico,
The monument which has been erected
noon the battle field of ttolforinn la nn
of the largest, if not the largest, of its
kind in ail Europe, it consist of a
tower seventy-four meters high, sur
mounted by an electric lamp.
The attempts made br a syndicate of
Franco-Vieneae tailors to revive tbe
bright raiment of the country noblemen
of tbe last two centuries and of the dan
die of the Directory have fallen through.
r,vcuiDg ureas will remain aa it uj.
Newspaper life appears to be very ex
citing in Russia. An editor in Knrsb
recently discharged a proof reader. Later
in the day the man returned, killed the
editor and then opened fire on the staiff.
1 iro were killed, and the other escaped
by jumping oat of tbe window.
dozen. Pie fruits, gallons, assorted,
$3.16(93.50 : Peaches, $3.604.00; apri
cots, $3.604.00; plums, $2.76(33.00;
blackberries, $4.25(84.60; tomatoes,$1.10,
Mbato Corned beef, Is, $1.40; 2s,
$2.10; chipped, $2.36; lunch tongue, Is,
$3.50; 2s, $6.76; deviled ham, $1.50(3
2.76 per dozen.
Fish Sardines, 75o$2.25; s,
$2.154.60; lobsters, $2.30(33.60 ; sal
mon, tin 1-lb tails, $1.2691.60; flats,
$1.75;2-lbs, $2.262.60;)l-barrel, $6.60.
Eastern Smokkd Msats and Laud
Hams, medium, 1415c per pound;
breakfast bacon, 18(gl9,c; short clear
sides, 15 10c dry salt sides, 13 14c;
lard, compound, in tins, 10 per pound ;
pure, in tins, 13, 15c.
BAOS AND BAOOINO.
Burlaps, 8-ounce, 40-inch, net cash,
6c; burlaps, 10-ounce, 40-inch, net
cash, OSiC; burlaps, 11-ounce, 46-Inch,
7jjc; burlaps, lfl-ounce, 60-inch, lie;
burlaps, 19-ounce, 76-lnch, 14c; wheat
bags. Calcutta, 22x36, spot, 8c; 2-bushel
oat bags, 7c; No. 1 selected second
hand bags, 7c; Calcutta hop cloth, 24
BOPS, WOOL AND BIDIS.
Hops '92s, nominally at 1016c per
pound, there being none in the market;
new crop, '93s, 10c for choice; Inferior,
8c and upward.
Woob Prices nominal.
Hidbb Dry selected prime, 6c; green,
salted. 60 pounds and over, 3c; under
60 pounds, 23c ; sheep pelts, shearlings,
low loc: medium, wwnoc: long wool,
3060c; tallow, good to choice, 83.e
LIVI AND DRBSSBD MB AT.
Bsxr Prime steers, $2.602.76; fair
to good steers. $2.002.60; good to choice
cows. $1.602.00; dressed beef. $3.60(8
6.00 per 100 pounds.
Mutton Choice mutton, sz.uuwz.ou;
dressed, $4.00 5.60; Iambs, $2.00(82.60;
dressed, $6.00; live weight, $2.00(82.60.
Hogs Uholce heavy, Ib.uwaa.w ; me
dium, $4-60(46.00; light and feeders,
$4.505.00; dressed, $7.00.
Tin I. C. charcoal, 14x20, prime qual
ity. $8.60(89.00 per box; for crosses, $2
extra per box; I. C. coke plates, 14x20,
prime quality, s.tw(a.wper box; terne
plate, I. C, prime quality, $0.60 7. 00.
Nails Base quotations: Iron, $2.25:
steel, $2.36; wire, $2.60 per keg.
tiTsai, rer pound, loc.
Lead Per pound, 4c; bar, 6!c
NavalStorks Oakum, $4.60(85.00 per
bale; resin, $4.80(86.00 per 480 pound;
tar, Stockholm, $13 ; Carolina, $9 per bar
rel : pitch, $6 per barrel ; turpentine, 66c
per gallon in car lots.
Ieok Bar, 23c per pound ; pig-iron,
$23(826 per ton.
Henry M. Stanley has made a collec
tion of nineteen legends that were re
lated to him during his African travels,
and they are to be published by the
Scribners nnder the title "My Dark
Companions and Their Strange Stories."
Henry' stock of legends i said to be in
exhaustible. The Mongolian pheasant is being in
troduced into, the Puyallup Valley,
Hr Father You wish to marry my
laughter, I understand.
Her Adorer I do, air.
Her Father (aeverely) My wife tails m
that joa are a 1 00L
Hr Adorer Well, I suppoa I am.
Bit Oraat Xlrtaka,
Rlggla What did Mias Dawion say when
foa broke off your enxayement with barf
Twaggle 6b didn't say anything. She
Biggl Good gractoual What a wU
Prof. C, C. Georgeson of the Kansas
Agricultural College contributes tbe fol
lowing for the benefit of farmers : Dur
ing the past three years we have experi
mented to ascertain what influence the
quality of seed wheat had upon the
yield. For this purpose the wheat has
been divided into three grades, wnicn
vara itnnnmlnaliul " li on irv ' ' Hmmmnii"
and "light," These grades were obtained
I ' . I , . . I L .
uy running uie wiiem, tiiruugu h laumng
mill. In the first place the wheat as it
came irom the thresher was ran through
the fanning mill to blow out the pieces
of straw and chad which It contained.
The wheat thus cleaned was denom inated
the "common" grade. The "heavy"
and "light" grades were obtained by
running the "common" grade through
tne mm so as to divide it into the heavi
est and plumpest seed on the one hand
and the small and more or less shriveled
on the other. The former was called
'heavy" seed and the latter "light" seed.
Each of these three grades were sown
on five plats, each plat one-twentieth of
an acre in extent, and the comparison of
the yields was based upon the average
of the five plats in each case. I may
explain here that the reason I use five
plats is that by that means it becomes
possible to get a better average of the
soil for each experiment. If only one
plat is used in such experiments, there
is a possibility that some of these single
plats may be located on rich spots in the
field and others in poor spot, as it is
well nigh impossible to find fields which
are of absolutely equal quality all over.
But by multiplying the plats anu alter
nating them with one another over the
whole area under experiment and then
basing the calculation on an average
yield of each set of plats It Is possible to
eliminate tne error due to inequality in
the soil, which would otherwise arise.
Now for the results of these experiments.
The average yield for the three years
they have been carried on are as follows :
Light seed, 26.19 bushels grain and 1.38
tons straw per acre ; common seed, 26.57
bushels grain and 1.42 tons straw per
acre; heavy seed, 27.07 bushels grain
and 1.57 tons straw per acre. It will be
seen from this that the better the seed
l,o kot!. H... ,.:!,! It ol..,M l.n nntJ
liMU UVb.fl VI1C J1C1U. All DI1UUIU W IIUHIUi
however, that the grade here called
"common" is better than the average
seed wheat used by farmers generally.
The majority of wheat grower sow the
wheat just as it comes from the thresher.
and consequently it contains more or less
chaff and bits of straw and weed seeds,
which were separated in our experiments
by running the wheat through the fan
ning mill. The wheat was seeded at the
rate of a bushel and a peck per acre, put
in with a press drill, and the variety
used was the "Currell." But the influ
ence of good seed can be traced far be
yond the yield of the first year. It will
be apparent in successive crops, owing
to tne inexorable law of heredity, by
which the offspring partakes of the char
acter of the parent stock. This law Ib
fully recognized by all breeders of im
proved livestock, who exercise the great
est care to select the best animals that
they can get to breed from In order that
the offspring may be of superior quality
and sell at a good nrice. It is due to the
operations of this law that ranchmen,
who have only common cattle, are anx
ious to obtain pure-bred males for their
herds in order that the steers they raise
may get better form, grow larger and
feed better than the offspring of the scrub
bull. This law holds equally true in
seed-breeding. The grain raised from a
superior quality of seed, which has been
selected with due care, will be better
seed and yield better crops when it is
sown than grain raised from inferior
quality of seed. Most of our Western
farmers recognize this principle in the
selection of their seed corn. At husking
time they select the largest and best ears
and hang them in the loft or some secure
place, to be used for seed next spring.
VVhy not apply the same principle to the
selection of seed wheat? The experi
ment I have quoted above proves that it
is not an idle theory, but it is a fact
which can be verified by any one who
will go to the necessary trouble. If you
have not been in the habit of cleaning
your seed wheat heretofore, do it this
fall. It will pay you,
FACTS OP INTBRBST,
A board floor in a poultry-house is
much easier kept clean by covering with
Keep the poultry-house well cleaned,
for there is where disease and vermin
will breed if neglected.
Give medicine to sick fowls in drink
ing water. They will often refuse to eat,
but will nearly always drink.
Put the harvesting machinery nnder
shelter. It is a needless waste to allow
it to stand out in the weather when lum
ber la o cheap.
Fowls shut up and fed corn and water
alone for a few days before being killed
are very much better flavored than if
killed off the range.
Store away the sorghum seed, some
millet and sunflower seed, a good bunch
of clover hay as corn, oats and wheat to
feed poultry during winter.
Keep farm harness in good repair. It
Is well to have a supply of rivets and
buckles of assorted sizes and some leather
on hand to use in case of an emergency.
It is not good practice to sell clover
hay, as too much fertility leaves the
farm with it. You will have to buy It
back In later years if the practice is con
Increasing the production of a farm
without adding to the acreage is in the
line of progress. Gradually farmers are
learning to increase the yield by adopt
Ing more rational methods.
Agriculture can be made more nearly
an exact science by the application of
irrigation to the soil than by any other
means whatever. It prevents drought
and makes crops certain, and thus fixes
the earning power and value of the land.
We shall see it much more extensively
applied in the future than it has been
in the past.
A certain baker In business In a small
town In Normandy obtained his supply of
butter from a farmer In tbe neighborhood.
One day he discovered that the pats, which
were supposed to Weigh three pounds each,
were not up to the standard, and further
examination revealed a steady diminution
In the dally provision. A last the baker
lodged a formal complaint against the
farmer, and the affair was brought before
the local court.
"Havs you acalesr" Inquired the magis
trate. "Yes, monsieur la Judge," was tbe reply.
"And have you any weights?" continued
th Judge. An answer this time in the
negative was as promptly given.
"But how did you manage to weigh your
butterf " asked the magistrate.
Then the farmer related that svar ilnca
the baker had taken his butter he had re
turned the compliment by buying bis
bread. The baker supplied him with three
pound loaves, and be had used tfcrtn
weights for his butter, "it la his fault, not
mine, if the weight is not correct," added
the farmer, who was speedily acquitted
and left the court In triumph with an ta
cort ot friends and admirer. Since this
trial the farmer is said to have been sup
plied with more than his due provision of
bread, but he haa taken good ear not to
fall into the opposite error, and th baker
has now hi three pound pats of butter full
weight, but not an ounce more. London
A Portiere Mad of Shall.
A lady who spends her summers at the
seaside has collected about a bushel,
more or less, of small, almost flat, thin,
yellow shells, which abound at so many
points on the coast. With these she this
year fashioned a portiere that is novel
and pretty beyond description. Each
shell is pierced with a hot wire and then
strung on a delicate wiie so that the
narrow end of one is next to the wide
end of the other. A number of string
were made in this way long enough to
reach from the floor to the curtain pole,
where they wore securely fastened to a
strip of plantation cloth of the same
shade as the shells. Through the fret
work above this curtain is draped a
length of sea green India silk, falling half
way to the floor on the right side.
A less ambitious woman has made a
curious scarf by sewing these shells in
artistic confusion on either end ef a
length of nile green silk, putting here
and there bits of golden green seaweed.
A fringe is made for each end by string
ing shells on green embroidery silk in
stead of wire. New York Letter.
Doomed to DUappolntmaat.
"Is this the World's falrf" asked tbe
portly provincial Englishman of the guard,
"Well where are the highwaymen and
pickpockets, and the cholera patient and
the drinking water microbes?"
"Don't know. Never heard of them."
"I thought you said this was the World's
fair," said tbe Englishman, turning dis
appointedly on his heel and pulling a
copy of his provincial weekly newspaper
out of bis pocket to find further direction
for Identifying the Columbian exposition.
A Man to Bo Conciliated.
"I'd be ever so much obleeged, ma'am,"
began the grimy wanderer on th back
porch tn a plaintive voice, "for a littl jag
0' cold victuals. I've walked"
"I don't feed tramps," shrilly Interrupt
ed th red faced woman, bending over the
"Don't call no names, ma'am," said th
dusty pilgrim warntngly, "and don't y ag
geravate me or I'll spile yer washing day
fur ye. I'm a perfessional rainmaker."
To make a good lotion for the face and
hands grate a fresh cocoanut and put in
a cloth and squeeze out tbe milk. Then
wash the face in this milk and rob the
skin briskly for quite a few momenta
and wipe off with a soft flannel cloth.
The Quickest, Purest
Best of all the
Baking Powders is
Or. Price's Cream Baking Powder
While other brands have
Deteriorated and will not
Raise the old amount of flour
Dr. Price' has been brought steadily up to greater perfec
tion; is richer in Cream of Tartar, and higher in leavening power,
hence does immeasurably better and finer work than any other
Baking Powder known.
The Purity of Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder ha
never been questioned. Pure as the driven snow.