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OREGON CITY. CLACKAMAS CQUNTY. OREGON, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 16. 194.
Chinese Spring; Another Scheme
to Outwit the Law.
INDIAN'S OS THE WAR PATH
An Ex-Member of the Idaho LfRls
lature Victimize a World'!
Mining Is booming all over New Mux
Lightning-rod swindlers are getting on
pretty well among uregon tanners.
The combined American and British
sealers on tills Coast will hardly number
a dozen tins season.
. Governor McGraw, It seems, has in
cnrred the criticism of Governor McCon
nell because of apparent indifference to
the irrigation congress.
Seattle and Townsend are quarreling
about harbor facilities with ulterior de
signs on the sealing patrol fleet. The!
patronage is in great favor.
The street-car system of Sacramento
lias changed hands. The new owners
propose to run the electric cars with the
water power generatea at roisom
The Indians are on the war path In
the Bunker Mill mining district in An
zona, lour Indians attacked a pi
pector named I'ls'ir. who esca:
Mammoth and .n- ibv alarm.
Thompson Campbell of Butte, Mont,
has five sapphires taken from the eh
zard of a Montana turkey. The sap
phires are all of good size, and one of
them weighs about two karats.
There is a general belief that the many
Btories told about Evans and Morel are
inventions. The public outside of the
neighborhood where the two outlaws re
ceive sympathy are becoming incredu
E. E. Barnard, the noted astronomer
of Lick Observatory, has been awarded
the famous A ratio medal bv the Frenoh
Academy for his discovery of Jupiter's
fifth satellite. This medal has been
awarded to only two astronomers be
Additional and somewhat sensational
points have been raised in the contest to
secure possession 01 me property 01 airs,
Pratt, which has been in control of Gen
eral Mansfield at Los Angeles. There
are charges that Mrs. Pratt has been de
ceived by designing parties and defraud'
ed of lurge Bums.
Turn Lin Ying has been landed at
Portland by a ruling of the United States
District Court. The woman claimed to
be a wife of Chung Cliu, a merchant of
Portland, and that she was married to
him by proxy six months ago in China.
The court held that the marriage was
legal according to Chinese custom, and
consequently was legal in this country.
. A suit has been commenced by the
United States at Los Angeles against th'e
Southern Pacific Company lor 1,500,UUO
acres of land lying along the latter1
track between Banning and Yuma, and
it is part of the Texas-Pacific grant. It
is what is said to have been recently sold
by C. P. Huntington to the Colorado Ir
rigation Cora oan v. It forms the Colo
rado Desert, and without water is worth
J. G. Watts, an ex-member of the
Idaho Legislature, borrowed several gold
nuggets and then obtained money from
the banks on them. He told the State
World's Fair Commissioner that if he
would pay the banks he could have the
nuggets for exhibition, with the privi
lege of selling them afterward, realizing
the money on them. This was done, and
the Commissioner has Just discovered
that the nuggets were originally Dor
rowed, and he is called upon to pay for
At a recent meeting of the Directors
. .t 1 . n . . 1
oi uie aiiuwinujr rair Association ni
Portland it was decided to abandon the
attempt to make an exhibit at the fair
in progress in pan f ranctsco. ine rea
son for tliis is that sufficient interest has
not been manifested in the matter by
Urgonians generally, rortiand nas sub
scribed very handsomely with a laud
able desire of assisting the State in
making a creditable display, but the
country townB have subscribed such
small amounts that Portland has con
tributed more than BO per cent of the
Bum raised. In view of this state of af
fairs and discouraging reports received
as to the probable success of the fair the;
Directors appointed a committee to wind
up the aiiairs 01 tne corporation ana dis
tribute the funds.
The San Francisco Chronicle prints a
lone article exposing the methods By
which the Chinese may evade the excluV
eion law through a system ot false cer
tificates of registration. It states the
Chinese are systematically stuffing the
registration books opened under the Mc
Creary act. The law provides no pen
alty for the punishment of those who
register twice, ana on account oi
and names many are able bv going to'
different places of registration to secure
from two to a dozen certificates of regis
tration. These, it is claimed, will soon
have a marketable value of from (60 to
$100, and will find a ready sale among
the Mongolians smuggled into the coon
try. The Chronicle declare the Chinese
have no trouble at all in securing many
Oregon's mammoth cave will soon be
explored and rendered accessible to the
public. A company has been incorpor
ated at San Francisco for the purpose of
developing what bids fair to be one of
the greatest natural attraction on the
Pacific Coast. For year rumors have
reached civilization that way baak in the
monntains of Josephine county. Or., in
the wildest part of the Cascade Range
was a cave in which one might wander
for month without finding an end.
These reports came from hunters and
trappers, who occasionally visited that
wild region in search of game, and but
little credence was given them. Nothing
of any certainty was known concerning
the cave until four year ago, when W.
K. Hearst of the San Francisco Exam
iner sent a reporter, Charles Michelson,
and a photographer to- explore it
depths. The cave is about seventy-five
mile from Grant's Pass, and in order to
reach it they were compelled to go by
stage about fiftv - mile and the
remainder of the distance with a pack
train. From reports given the public
by the Examiner party the cave jsiarger
and excels in beauty the great Mam
moth cave of Kentucky. ; The other day
John C- Quinn, Thomas T. Williams,
James L. Gittingr - and. Samuel W.
Backus of San Francisco, Thomas B.
Morton and A. J. Henderson of Kerby-
Tille, Or., and Aiphonso Bv Smith of
great similarity of Chinese in featurekph were accepted, together with the
Grant's Pass filed article of incorpora- countries to land along the eeeooast op
tion of the Oregon Cave Improvement 1 posite the Channel Island. Under the
Company. The capital stock i $500,000, : term of the treaty this commission ws
of which $7,000 ha been subscribed, to complete the work within the'-period
The avowed purpose ia to boy and im-' of two years, which would expire this
prove the great Oregon ears, build bo fail. It has been found im practicable to
tela, roads, park and do lumberiat
Mi Busing buaineaa. .
FROM WASHINGTON' CITY.
The Senate ha confirmed the noiu
nation of Thomas Moonlight of Kansas
to be Minister to Bolivia. r
The plan of Inspecting immigrants
foroign ports More embarkation for this
country provided in tne uui oi eione oi
Pennsylvania has been approved by the
Mouse loinnutiee pn juuieiary,
The report upon the Holman resolu
tion for the Investigational the system
of premium to builders of naval vessels
for extra speed, which approve of the
svstemi has been adopted by the House
iv aval com m ii tee.
The House Naval Affair Committee
has ordered a favorable report on the
resolution expressing pleasure and satis
faction at the prompt action of Admiral
Benham in protesting American coin'
m.rCA at Rln de Juiiaim.'
A deficiency appropriation of (400,000
lor,, the expense oi the united states
Courts,' Which has been asked by the
Attorney-General.' I being considered
by the House Appropriations Commit-
mitlee, ana win pronauiy pe granted.
In the House Kill of Oregon asked
unanimous consent for the consideration
of the Senato bill to extend the time al
lowed the Umatilla Irrigation Company
frir'.tha cnmnletinn of its rana arrosfl
the Umatilla Indian reservation in Ore'
gon. 1 he bill passed
The War Department this year has re
ports oi the militia from the Adjutant'
Generals, of every State in the Union.
The report show 0,270 commissioned of'
inO Q10 nnMntnA mon In (lu Vi.
ULL'I T ( 1V..VI. Clllinwu 111. II . 14 ,IIU '
tional Guard and about 9,000,000 men in
the unorganized militia.
The Senate Committee on Foreign Re
lations has decided to report in favor of
the ratification of the treaty with Gre.it
Britain for the extension of the treaty
fortompletlng the survey between Alaska
and Northwest Territory, which was sent
to the senate Monday by the President.
In the session of the Public Lands
Committee adverse reports were ren
dered on the bills for a survey of lands
granted to the Willamette valley and
Cascade Wagon Road Company in Ore
iron: to prevent the consolidation of land
offices in Colorado, and to dispose of
several abandoned military reservations.
Senator Allen has introduced a bill re
pealing all laws enacted relating to the
coinage or use of silver since January 1,
1873, and re-enacting all laws relating to
silver and in force previous to that by
authorizing and directing the issue of
United states legal-tender notes and to
prohibit the further use of United States
Senator Pettigrew has introduced an
amendment, intended to be offered by
him to the Wilson tariff bill, providing
for the appointment of a commission of
nve persons to ne Known as tne customs
Commission. The duty of the proposed
commission is to gather data concerning
tana rates and their etlect on industries
in this and other countries and to report
Its findings to Uongress,
Special Agent Maher of the Treasury
itenartment was hefnre the Anrjronrla-
tions Committee, and explained the re
quest of the Secretary of the Treasury
for $460,000 to enforce the Chinese ex
clusion act. This Item has nothing to
do with the Geary act, but is to, furnish
means to carry out the law ot May 6.
1802, by policing the border aqd ship
ping home Chinamen caught attempting
to enter the United State unlawfully. .
The Court of Appeals of the District
of Columbia ha reversed the decision of
Judge Bradlev in the Palmetto trade
mark liquor case, and Commissioner ot
Patents Sevmour has scored a point
against Governor Tillman or Mouth uar-
ihna. The Commissioner refused to reg
later the trade mark sought by Governor
Tillman for the brand sold by the State.
Judge Bradley granted a mandamus to
compel the registry. The Commissioner
appealed, and the Court of Appeals re
versed Judge Bradley's decision
There are not enough men enlisted in
the navy to properly man the United
States ships which go into commission
before May 1 ; and. moreover, the limit
allowed bv law will not permit the en
listment of a sufficient number. The
big' cruisers Columbia and Olympia,
Marblehead and Montgomery, Atlanta
and.Boston, Raleigh, Cincinnati, Alert
and Marion are all to be manned, re
quiring about 1,500 men. About half
that, number is available. Additional
authority will be required from Congress
to. enlist sufficient men, ana riecreiary
Herbert will probably lay the matter
before that body.
Representative Abbott of Texas has
introduced a bill for the coinage of silver
irt the Treasury on a new plan. The
Secretary is to coin into standard silver
dollars or minor coins not less tnan
4 .. . . ..
,000,000 ounces a month of the silver
purchased under the Sherman act. The
coin certificates issued under that act
are to be redeemed in either gold or sil
ver, according to which metal is held in
the largest quantities in the Treasury,
and the Secretary is to issue coin, notes
to the amount ot the seigniorage oi the
Slierman act upon the plan apparently
devised to place gold and silver on equal
Responding to a resolution which
passed the Senate, the Secretary of the
reasury has sent to the Senate a state-.
mem showing the names oi Dona bud-
fibers offering 117.223, whose aubscrip-
amount subscribed for and the amount
allotted at that price. The statement
also gives the list of those offering to
purchase at a higher price and the list
of those not considered for various rea
sons. Among the allotment on the
117.223 bids are the following: Hanover
National Bank, New York, $1,420,060;
Knhn Lneh A Co.. New York.: 11.420.-
060; United Sutea Trust Company, New
York. 12.336.700: Farmers' Joan and
Trust Company, New York, $1,893,400;
Union Trust Company, flew York,
366.700; New York Life Insurance Com
pany. New York, K.840,060. The above
allotments were the result of scaling the
original bids to the extent of 6.331 per
cent of the amount In the aggregate
this class is $40,704,700. All bids at fig
ures over the 117.223 amount in the ag
gregate to $69,296,300.
The President has sent to the Senate
treaty negotiated with the renrenentA-
tives of the government of Great Brit
ain for extension of the time for making
the survey of the boundary line between
Alaska and the British possessions. The
original treaty providing for a joint com-
uiinmun lur mis vuri was nrguiisiea
and ratified during the summer of 1892.
and Commissioner were appointed on
behalf of the two governments. In ac
cordance with the terms of thte treaty
tne commission was to maxe a survey oi
the territory adjacent to that part of the
boundary line of the United State and
Canada and dividing Alaska from the
Northwest Temtory from latitude 64.6
degree north tr a point where the bound
ary line entei uie Mist Degree longi
tude west The parpose of the survey
to set at it some question of dis
pute going back of the time of the own
ership of Alaska by Russia and involv
ing a conflict in claim made by the two
accomplish this, and tha present treaty
extendi tb time tat another year.
The Sure Success of the Expo-
Hit Ion Established.
WHOLLY UMQ0JC AND NOVEL.
Exclamations of Surprise and Sat
isfaction Heard on Every
Hand The Vine Arts.
Nearly 200,000 people have paused tha
turnstiles of the California Midwinter
Exposition during the first two week
of its existence. This fact establishes
the sure mores of the Exposition from
the standpoint of attendance, and the
verdict of the thousands who make up
this grand total ha been nnanim ai in
favor of the success of tha Exposition
from evfery point of view.
Since the opening duy, Jan. 27. no
Special effort has been made to draw the
crowd. It has been the aim of the Ex
position management to let the many
feature of the Exposition speak for
themselves, and exclamation of sur
prise and satisfaction have been heard
on every hand. J The exhibits are now
practically all lb position. There are no
holes In the floor, so to speak, and it ia
noticeable by .those who visited the
great Columbian Exposition that even
the exhibits which were seen there ap
pear to have taken on new form here ia
Ban Francisco, and the exhibitors have
Undoubtedly profited by the experience
gained on the shore of Lake Michigan.
The largest spaces in the center of the
great floor of the Manufactures and
Liberal Arts building are occupied by
France, Germany, Russia and Italy.
Each of these countries is represented
by a display of artistic and useful man
ufactures which bus never before been
seen outside of the great Columbian Ex
position, and in most instances the dis
plays brought . from there have been
augmented by new supplies brought
across the Atlaptio and across the conti
nent especially for this display.
But in the midst of all this that is
not new to everybody, there is so much
in the Midwinter Exposition that is uul
versally unique and novel that there is
nothing; of the old story" ahont it.
The American section is particularly
prolific in novelty, and it occupies the
largest space assigned to any one coon-
try, so that th international character
of the Exposition by no means shuts out
the glorification of home industries in
this beautiful industrial fair.
The ralace of Fine Arts has already
proved to be a revelation. Such a dis
play of pictures has never before been
seen in this par( of the world. This de
partment did not depend on Chicago for
its pictures, though it got a great many
of the best that Were shown there. On
the walls of this1 building are hung later
pictures ' by well-known American,
French and German artists, and promi
nent among them are something like a
hundred of the works of the best artists
of the Pucino Coast. Connoisseurs ax
that the Midwinter Art Palace is t
best arranged picture gallery that the
world has ever seen, and it certainly is
well adapted for the purpose to whicb.lt
Iu the eyes of Eastern visitors tbe cit
rus display naturally a' racts the most
attention'. It seems to be good for East
ern eyes to encounter a pear as big as a
baby head and peuchea almost as large,
to say nothing of so many oranges in
heaps and piles and buildings that there
is a great gleam of yellow before them
all the while. The rivalry between the
Northern and the Southern Citrus airs,
both of which are held in the Exposi
tion grounds, has been happily produc
tive of the best displays in this line that
save ever been "made, even in Califor
nia. The Northern Citrus Fair awarded
its premiums during the past week.
The Southern .Citrus Fair does not open
antil Feb. 20. The buildings devoted to
this class, of displays are proving quite
as popular as some of the main Exposi
tion buildings,, and California citrus
fruits ar getting the best advertise
ment the? have ever had.
One feature of the Exposition which
ha emphasized itself since the opening
day is the excellence of the electric illu
minations. The system of arc lighting
is as complete as anyone could wish, and
tha incandescent system is well calcu
lated to arouse the enthusiasm of the
most latent souL In these beautiful
midwinter evenings, whether the moon
shine or not,, the entire Exposition
gronnd,reas iyht as day. Long lines
of incandescent lights stretch the entire
length of eacsttSf the main bui dsi and
outline alrttyeir architectural points.
The dome of the Administration build
ing ia outlined against the deep
blue sky, the atraight lines of tha
Mechanic Art building are clear
eat ; against the background of
the night, the classic outlines of the
Fine Art palace enhance the effect that
structure always has, and the peculiarly
affective architecture of the great palao
Manufacturer and Liberal - Art
seems never to be seen at better advant
age than when its thousands of incan
descent electric lights are lighted.
The Horticulture and Agriculture
building, however, is the one that seems
to attract most attention in this partic
ular. This ia perhaps due to the fact
that its lines contain more carves and
more architectural eccentricities than
any other, but it ia undoubtedly due in
larger degree to the great nooa or Iignt
which pours through the big glaxs
iome that surmount the building. Vis
itor seem at a loss to decide whether
the prettto picture i presented by day,
when tbe deep green of California mid
winter foliage lend Its aid, or at night
when artificial light play so prominent
part. All are agreed, however, that
tbe California Midwinter International
Exposition is tbe prettiest World's Fair
that baa ever been held upon Ood's foot
stool, and tbe concessionaire, many of
whom have staked their all to cross the
continent and share tbe success of this
Industrial venture, and who mar be exp
ended to be good judges of the' promise
of rack an exposition, are united in the
opinion that this fair will be an immense
snccesa, and that that success will be
readily recognised without cavil a&d
without tbe local jealousies that have
too often surrounded similar enterprise.
Minor may be fined $10 or imprisoned
for using cigar, cigarette or tobacco ia
any form in public under tha new Oil!
law u uregon.
More than 2,700 Jews have started
from Odessa on their wav to England
The Italian bank circulation will be
Increased by the issue of 126,000,000 lire,
The French navy is to be strengthened
by the addition of 101 swift torpedo
France voluntarily oavs $80,000 in
demnity to Italy for the A lanes Mortes
Hon. Joseph Chamberlain denies any
knowledge of a Unionist scheme for
home rule. ' .
The number of books published In
England last year was 0.382, says the
London Telegraph. -'
France is uneasy, over the political
signuicance oi Bismarck' reconciliation
with the Oerman Emperor.
The Pope Is said to be preparing to
issue an encyclical on uatnouo roies in
a tone conciliatory to Russia.
The Austrian Cabinet has decided to
Introduce in the Reichrath a bill In
creasing the tax on corn flour to 7 trades.
Fewer German emiiranta left the Port
of Hamburg, the great point of embar
kation, last year tnan in any year since
The tax of 10 franca a year on cycles,
which was Imposed in France last April,
yielded in the first half year over 780,
The French authorities of Corsica
have forbidden English and Oerman
doctors to practice weir profession in
The Appeal Court in Dublin has
granted to Michael Davitt a certificate
in bankruptcy, thus rendering him again
eligible to sit in Parliament.
Only five out of the thirty-three mem
bers of the new Standing Committee on
Customs Duties in the French Chamber
of Deputies are not protectionists. -
For the first time in her known his
tory the city of London has fallen be
hind the rest of England and Wales in
the rate of population for a decade, t
Henceforth all Russian emigrant en
tering Oermanv en route for tbe United
States must be healthy, and, if over 10
years ot age, be possessed ot 4uo mark
iu cash. ..
The fortune of Cecil Rhodes, Premier
of Cape Colony in Africa, is Bet at some
where from 160,000,000 to $75,000,000
all made in the diamond mines of that
The French Senate by a vote of 132 to
84 agreed to give votes to women en
gaged in business at elections for tribu
nals of commerce. This is the begin
ning of woman's suflage in France.
Orders for 250 locomotives and several
thousand railway carriages have been
given by the Russian government' to
Austrian and Belgian firms, presumably
required for the Transiberian railway.!
There was a decrease of 7,000,000 lire
In the Italian custom, receipt durijng
last month, while the revenue from In
direct taxation shows a total falling 'Off
of 1,000,000 lire in the last six months.
Even Bulgaria, with her 100 or leps
miles of coast line on a small inland sea,
has caught the naval, fever, and the gov
ernment hag just voted a sum equal to
about $6,000,000 for the establishment of
anavv. - -J
The" political" leaders in tlitTBasque
provinces of Spain will send to Mr. Glad
stone a gold-mounted casket containing
an address and a sprig from the histotie
oak of Guernica, the symbol of Basque
A government decree has been issued
at Madrid abolishing the obligation of a
special passport for entry to the Phillib
pine Islands, which' for centuries has ir
ritated foreign visitors and closed the
. . . . D V ....i
Attention was called in the House of
Commons the other day to the Injustice
of maintaining the Uhurch of .England
establishment in India by taxation raised
almost entirely from persons of the Mo
lem and Hindoo faith. ,:
A "commercial museum" is about to
be established at Tangier, Morocco, in
which manufacturers and merchants
from all countries may exhibit samples
of those of their wares which they think
best adapted to the Moorish market.
Women typewriters, who have hith
erto been employed in the government
omces in London as supernumeraries,
are according to a decision of the Treat'
ury Department henceforth to be incor
porated into the regdlar civil service. t
Three clergymen of the Church of
England went over to the Church of
Rome in the course of one week of last
month. - Fourteen English clergymen
have thus changed their church since
the judgment in the noted Lincoln case.
Though Jules Verne's works of scien
tific fiction have sold by the hundreds' of
thousand and returned millions1 of
francs to the publishers; they have
earned for their author only $4,000 a
year not even enough for him to buy
tbe nouse ne rent at Amiens.
A resolution in favor of birching bad
boys instead of sending, them to prison
has been sent to the British Home Sec
retary, signed by a number of Magis
trates. The proposition is to birch boys
under 10 for all offenses at thediscretion
of the Magistrate. -
The Argentine Republic Is rapidly be
coming a prominent- competitor in the
business ot supplying grain to tne Eu
ropean markets. Ship owners of NdVa
Scotia and New Brunswick are taking
advantage of the trade and finding em
ployment tor their vessel. . :
President Carnot gave a shooting party
recently to the military attaches of the
foreign powers and to several Magistrate
of the court of Paris. The bag included
over 900 head of game. According to
custom the greater part of these were
distributed among the Pari hospitals.
Timbuctoo, which has been occupied
by a French column, has been so sedu
lously guarded against European intru
sion that only fonr hcropeans up to
within a year ago had succeeded during
this century in gaining access Into it
Laing in 1826, Caiilie in 1828, Kartli In
1850 and Lew in 1880.
The Governor of Sierra Leone tele
graphs confirmation of the report of an
other engagement between French and
British lorces on the frontier oi sierra
Leone, and says several were killed on
both sides, and that the French attacked
the British, whose force consisted en
tirely of natives. Touching on the af
fair, the Pall Mall Gazette says : " W
cannot have these things happen weekly.
No time should be lost In settling the
affair with France." '
Stockton in order to place itself out of
the reach of high water proposes to build
a great boulevard to extend half way
amnnd the city on the east and north
and to have on the side away from the
city a capacious canal, which, it is
tboognt, will carry away an ine urpia
water which come from the mountains
in tbe flood season. The boulevard will
answer the double purpose of levee sad
honlevanL This is Dart of the new
drainage plan indorsed by the Council.
After a hard atnngle the Ppokaae
temrjeranoe Deonle be earned tis dy
in their fight not to have any aatooat at .
the aite ol tM new water work, wnare
so many man are employed.
New York ' Gambling Resort
Frequented by Women. !
THE INSANE LAW OF MINNESOTA
Great Aniouut of Distress In Ottawa,
Canada Tbe Old Jefferson .'
Davis Mansion, i
Iowa legislators cannot agree on a liq
uor uui, ,
A bill designed to nut a slon to "treat-
ing" luu beeu introduced in
phlMatta T.uialu fit m
.. . . ' : ' '.
ine insane law oi Minnesota has lieen
declared unconstitutional, and 470 in-
mate nave a right to new trials.
The Montreal Hebrews are organising
a society for the purpose of assisting des- big chair with a nervous expression upon
titute Jews and bringing others to Can- her face, but without any change In herat
ada. ! tire. The doctor was a trifle surprised, but
Sackett. the silhouette artist, who
eloped with an Elkhart (fnd.j heiress, ,
has been arrested atTopeka. The girM
has been returned to her home. .
The Woman's Home Missionary oci -
. i !. ni.!i..iii.i. n..i. i ...
ety of the Philadelphia Conference has
memorialized uongress against the ad-,
mission of Utah as a State, y '
The Stale of Mississippi is proposing
to discontinue the Penitentiary ItiaNe.
system and to establish a farm on which
it convicts will bo employed. -
Tree-planting on the streets at Or
ando. Fla.. Is encouraged by a bounty
of 60 cents for each tree In good condi
tion after one year of growth.
The hard times have induced the ore-.
sentation of a bill in the Massachot-ett
Senate to prevent attachment of grave
yard lots and tombstones for debt.
A bill lias been introduced in the Mas
sachusetts Legislature to empower cities
and towns lo make and' distribute elec-,
trinity for light, heat and motive power..
' The Connecticut Board or Health will
Vigorously prosecute irregular medical
practitioners, disregarding any injtinc-
tions which may be Obtained by the lat-
tor. ! .I the day, and soon th south and east aides
Senator Gray has announced a bill to of all th bouses vroe covered with yellow
enable purchasers at judicial sales ot, clay. -railroads
organized under the lawsof the I A Union Pacific train which ran through
United States to organize new corpora-
. The Committee on Harbors and Rivers
will give an appropriation to improve
San Pedro and Port Harford, but not as
much as the Secretary ot War. recom
mended. The Joint committee of the Massachu -
setts Legislature has given woman suf -
frage a black eye by reporting adversely
uiiv.it ivf0iyu.. K.ui, """'"-'F-'
uuinjjo tv aw sonatvas -,
' The Legislature of Kentucky ha had
before it for some time a bill providing
for the compulsory education of . the
youth of the State, but the bill is not
likely to become a law.
' "a Tjmtagir aispawrno-thtr mHirt
phia Times say : Prophecies of ruin in
the World's Fair district of the city to
follow the departure' of the great show
have not been lumued. ; ,
A dispatch from Ottawa, Ont.. states
that there is a large amount of distress
in that eitv. and the City Engineer's of
fice is besieged every morning by men
who hope to get a top at stone-oreaxing,
A company of Canadian capitalists
are going to stretch a cable - from below
the Niagara Fall to Table Rock on the
uanauian nue on me pian qi wio rerna
wheel. It is proposed to run cars across
every twenty minutes. "
Secretary Carlisle- lias called for the
resignation of H. II. Lawrence, assayer
of the mint at San Francisco; P. a. hi
lis. as saver of the mint at Carson City,
and K. H. Zabriskie. melter and refiner
of the mint at Carson -City, Nev.
With the money from the'saleof bonds
the Treasury Department is paving some
of its deierrea oDiigaiions.: nugar noun-
lies to the amount oi fii.ow.uou nave
lieen awaiting pavnlent tor some time.
They are now being paid at the rate of
$100,000 a day. i
It is now believed that Henry Carr, a
young lawyer at Denver, was shot by his
wile and killed, ana not iy nurgiars, as
first reported. 1 he woman lived in a
notorious house before he married lier,
and frequently became Intoxicated and
quarreled with her husband.
Theold Jefferson Davis uiansion. which
waa donated by the city of Richmond to
the Confederate Memorial and Literary
Society, will soon be turned over to the
proper authorities and mane ready lor
the museum of Confederate relics, for
which purpose it was presented.
A mmlilinir resort, freouented only bv
,r,i,..f I.. NUu, V...I, ll,u
other day. Many fashionably dreesed
women were n resent and became panic-
stricken when the otfii-ers appeared, and
several attempted to escape by lumping
out of windows. They were allowed to
depart unmolested. .
The bill by Terry, making railroad
corporation citizens of States iu which
their lines may be for legal purposes, re
ceived a favorable vote in committee.
Under the existing laws according to re
cent decisions of the Supreme Court the
habitation of a railroad is in the State
where its principal office is located.
The House Judiciary Committee has
referred back to the subcommittee Mc
Cann's resolution calling for an investi
gation of Judge Jenkins' action in en
Joining the Northern Pacific employes
from striking. The subcommittee is in
structed to inquire whether there are
any i barges that Jenkins wa influenced
by corrupt motives.
Collis P. Huntington was before tbe
Senate Committee on Railroad the other
day, giving tbe committee information
about the Pacific railroads. C. P. Hun
tington made a suggestion to the com
mittee in the shape of a bill looking to
the reorganization of the Central Pacific
system. Hi proposition is the company
shall give a mortgage to the government
covering all it property, in considera
tion of which it may issue 1 134,000,000
2 per cent bond, to run 126 years, to j
be applied first to the replacement of
tbe mortgage bonds of the Central Pa-1
eific and California and Western Pacific .
railroad, amounting to (27,853,000; also
.1 i . : l 1- : 1 M I
account of the California and Oregon
railroad, amounting to (36,000,000. The
bill contains numerous provisions look
ing to the protection of the government
Interest in the road. ' C. P. Huntington
after hi argument before the Railroad
Committee of the Senate in favor of tbe
extension of the Central Pacific indebt
edness by issuing bonds payable in 125
aj lite nucuiifuuu wi tsuu iwiudu vu .
year, bearing interest at 2 per cent,
waa asked Dy a newspaper correspond-1
ent if he would state in writing over hi
own signature Just what his proposition '
m Hi rnliH apntjmtimufv and Me- I
bap a little bit facetiously: "It ia a
proposition to use the credit of tbe
United Sutea. none of it money, and
pay on to iDaeouajMsa. abb uwi
aaa aay new.
NORA TOOK OFF HER STOCKINGS.
Out It V No Wonilrr Mis Didn't I'adsr.
laud Why h Hull To.
The chiropodist hud just moved Into his
new parlors. Ik-mre his arrival they bad
been occupied by a dent 1st. Though as yet
uo white marble foot upou the pavement
informed the uninitiated that within dwelt
in operator upon corns and bunions at a
reasonable rate, yet such was the case.
A rushing business had been In progress
all tbe morning. At noon the chiropodist,
a ratbertimid and youthful appearing man,
Itarted to go out to his lunch, when the
Joor opened and a young girl Inq tilled if
lue doctor was In. bbc was about 10 years
J tld, snd with bcr was a young woman about
', eviututiy ner inaiu.
"Doctor," said the child, "you helped m
to much six months ago that mamma sug
gested that I bring Nora down here. Sh
Is iu very great Dain," t
Tbe doctor did not quite recall what work
he had done for tbe child, but politely re-
.Qt(1 'or ,0 ' . ,nt th opentlng
room anu get reaay, tum, in me language
-. of the chiropodist, means to reinovs the
! shoe and stocking. The cblld seated hi.
1 u. . , i
dll. W8,tlnff the u.ui time, walked
Into the little room where Nora was await-
Ins bl in. There she sat leaning back Iu tha
he supposed this was a new experience to
"JUHt remove your shoe aud slocking,
please," be said as be walked over to the
w,w - ... M . .
I Nora absolutely grew pale with fright,
but compiled with his request, taking off
botb shoes and both stockings.
Sba was a very unhappy looking young
woman as she aat there In tbe high operat
ing chair w it h both bar feet dangling Just
above the floor.
' "Now, where do you feel tbe Kreatest
pain f" asked the doctor.
Nor threw her head back, opened berex
pansivs mouth very wide and pointing
with one of her fat, red fingers to a Wisdom
tooth In her upper jaw, exclaimed: "There,
doctor. Ob, it is something awful" St.
Carious Showers. ..
M. Peltier has put a frog shower on rec
ord' as having happened within bis own ex
perience. ' He speaks of seeing the frogs
fall on tbe roofs of the houses and rebound
thence oa to the pavement .below. A mud
shower occurred along the Union Pacific
Mil.. . nrt . j.u n . i I mi
rain. an amaired. eoDinienm.1 .rl. In
the storm had Its windows covered, and
the headlight was so completely plastered
that the light was shut In, and the train ran
in darkness Into Rossvllle, where the mud
bad to be scraped off. As far east as Tope
ka the windows showed that tbe edge of
the mudstorm had extended this far. It Is
i "Shwest, """ """
1 ,. Blood raln nd blaek only varle;
tlea o( thl, phenoulenon. Of tbe latter we
hear nothing worth speaking of nowadaya
but an almost historic shower of this sort
tell at Montreal In the earlier fart of this
century and enveloped Jt he then youthful
city in a black pall, which must have lieen
worse than a prime London fog, seeing that
it gave the inhabitants tbe Idea that the
polut of coming. '
Blood rain is caused by tha presence of
lnnnltely little plants, aulmaculva, or min
erals In tbe globules. Iu one instance of
shower that fell at Bristol and in tbe
Bristol channel, the analytical examina
tion showed that tbe red color was due to
ivy berry seeds. In inediwval tjmes blood
rain was a prodigy. In the east It wan con
n acted with toe belief that man was pro
duced from blood that fell from heaven.
The DUcoTarj-of Cofft.
Toward the middle of the fifteenth cen
tury a poor Arab was traveling iu Abys-
slnls. Finding himself weak aud weary be
stopped nea a grove. Being In want of
fuel to Cook bis rice be cut down a tree,
which happened to be oovered with dried
berries. His meal being cooked and eaten.
th traveler discovered thai these : half
burned berries were fragrant.? He collected
a number, and on crushing tbem with a
stone he found tbe aroma increased to a
great extent. t t "
While wondering at this, be accidentally
let the substance fall lntoa can which con
tained bis scauty supply of water. . Lo,
what a miracle! The almost putrid liquid
was partially purified.' He raised it to bis
lips, it was fresh and agreeable, and after a
short rest tbe traveler so fas recovered his
strength and energy sis to be able to resume
his journey. 1 .
Tbe lucky Arab xatbered as many berries
as he could", and having arrived at Aden in
Arabia be Informed the mufti of bis discov
ery. That worthy was an Inveterate opium
smoker, who bad been suffering for years
from the Influence of the poisonous drug.
He tried an Infusion of tbe roasted berries
and was so delighted at the recovery of his.
former vigor that In gratitude to the tree
he called It camuha, which In Arabic signi
fies force. Brooklyu Eagle.
. Bulwer's Outrageous Freak.
When Imp' md Lady Lytton were trav
eling In an ouen carriage through Italy not
long after their marriage, Urd Lytton was
dressed in sooiS fantastic costume which be
affected at that time: . t'asjpug through one
of tb many villages closf to tbe sea they
noticed a singularly handsome girl stand
ing at a cottage door. Uulwer, turning to
bis wife, with ill concealed complacency,
said, "Did you notice how that girl looked
at me)" Tbe lady, with an acidity which
developed lurlf later In life, replied: "The
girl was not looking at you In admiration.
If you wear that ridiculous dress, no won
der people stare at you." Tb bridegroom
thereupon, ritb an admirable seuse of log
ic, said: "You think that people stare at
my dress and not at me. I will give you
the most absolute aud convincing proof that
your theory has no foundation." He then
proceeded to divest himself of every parti
cle of clothing except his bat and boots,
and taking ths place of tha lady's maid
drove for 10 miles in this normal condition.
Out of Proportion.
"This is a queer town, this Boston," said
an old country gentleman wbo arrived
from a remote rural district for a visit to a
friend In Kuxbury. "I had to pay 25 cents
down town for a ilttla dish of whit Ice
cream, and then I rods miles and miles on
one of tb new tangled cars for t cents, I
gave tb man M cents, and 1 shouldn't havs
thought anything of it If I'd got back no
change at all. It was worth M ceuta just
to hltcb up to go so far. Only i cents for
all that rule, and 85 cents tor two spooo-
Ail. nf akit. Minl OiiMrlAm tkUf'
-- - - - 1
Two eminent French gentlemen, who
were great friends, used to relate an
amusing story of their impecuniona
day. Neither fame nor fortune had
come to tbem, but they were always
fP- in years naa weiguea jm-
i """ -
to bav become entirely bald. One day
Alphonse met bim with f beaming coan-
mA tAA mIv- WVit An ran
think. Jnkat I have been boring a
wr "Thn Alrjhonaa." ra
j. 'Jjlim jnd- ,.i , fcair-
i Waaa." ArgoejMi
THE PORTLAND MARKETS.
Whsat-Valley, 85c; Walla Walla, 75
(Sc per cental. -raovisioN.
Kastxbn Smokbd Msats and Lasd
Ham, medium, 12(il3o per pound;
hams, large, llW&Vljic; hams, picnic,
U12c; breakfast bacon, 13 15c (
short clear side. 11 13c; dry aalt side,
10,'llc; dried beef ham, 12K (jc 13c;
lard, compound, in tin. 9'1ls;l0o per
pound; pure, in tin, l0i&13)c; pigs'
feet, 80s, (6.60; pig' feet, 40, 3.00.
' HOrS, WOOL AD HIDB.
Hors '93s, choice, 16($10c per pound ;
medium, 10 12c; poor, 6(7c
Wool Valley, 10llc per ' pound;
Umpqua, llgl2c; Kastcrn Oregon, 0(iS
10c. according to quality and shrinkage.
Hips Dry selected prime, 6c; green,
salted, 60 ponnds and over, 8o; under
SO pound, i(5 3c; sheep pelts, shearling,
Win 15c: medium. JW(85c: long wool.
SOgttOc; tallow, good to choice, 8 3,o
' UV AMP OaSSSSP II BAT.
- Baa Top steer, 2.603.00; fair to
good steers, $2.00(12.25; cows, 12.003
2.26; dressed beef, 4(36,0 per pound.
Muttok Best sheep, (2.60; ewes,
(2.25; lambs, ( .
Hoos Choice heavy. (4.00(34.25; me
dium, (4.00; light and feeders, (3.90
4.00; dressed, b7c per pound.
Vbal Hmall choice, 6c; large, 4c per
Manilla rope, IU In. cir. and up, 10)c ;
uiauiua rope, i4-mreau, ?guiaui., lie;
maniila rope, 6 and 9-thread, i and 6-10
diain., ll.c; maniila bail rope, in coils
or on reels, 10,4 c; maniila lath yarn,
tarred, bv ; maniila hawser-laid rope well
boring, etc., 13c: maniila. transmission
of-power rone, 14c; maniila paper twine.
11c; maniila spring twine, 14c; sisal
rope, l'i in. cir. and upward, 7c; lisal
roiie, 12-thread, i diam., 7J,c; sisal
,t i iLii,.nn i . i k in
v nuu ir-vuivmt, i uu v&v uiitiii,,
8c; sisal lath yarn, tarred,, 7c; hop-vine
twine, tarreu,.7c ; sisai paper twine, byc.
flop, nap, arc. '
Floob Portland, (2.06; Salem, (2.65:
Cascadia. (2.05; Dayton, $2.66; Walla
Walla, (3.00: Snow-flake, (2.76; Corval
lis. (2.06: Pendleton. (2.66; Graham.
(2.40; superfine, (2.25 per barrel
Oats White, 8334c per bushel;
gray, 8132c; rolled, iiubags, (5.75
00; barrels, (6.U06.25; Hi cases, (3.76.
MiLLSTiirrs Bran, (13010; shorts.
J 16(4 10: ground barley. (10 18; chop
eed, (15 per ton ; whole feed barley, 00
70c per cental; middlings. (23ia28 per
ton; chicken Wheat, uocl.lo per
Hay Good, (1012 per ton.
Buttik Oregon fancy creamery, 27X
30c; fancy dairy, 22,1,26c; fair to
good, lSculfkc; common, U12o per
pound ; Calilornl i, 46c per roll.
Chbksb Oregon, 1013o; Califor
nia, c; Young America, 12 16c;
Swiss, imported, 80 32c; domestic, 10
Oisc per pound.
aoa Oregon, generally 12M(ai4cner
doten ; Eastern, nominally the same.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, quoted at
(3.00 3.50 per dozen; ducks, (4.50
6.00; geese, (8.00; turkeys, live, 10c per
pound ; dressed, lzc -
" vxariASLSs axd racrrs.
Vsobtablbs California cabbage. io
par pound; potatoes, Oregon, fi075c per
sauBf udhhn vuuyiug h-iu-i;, i.uunji
per sack ; sweet potatoes. 3e per pound;
California celery, 86U0ci' artichokes,
$1.00 1.10 per doten ; California lettuce,
2035c per doxen ; Oregon hothouse let
tuce. 4050c ; cauliflower. (2.75 per crate,
90c per doten ; parsley, 25o per doxen
sprouts, (1.001.25 per box; string
beans, 1518o per pound:-asparagus,
12c per pound; Los Angeles tomatoes,
FaoiTs Sicily lemons, (4.00(34.60 per
box: California fancy, (3.60bt4.00; com
mon. (Z.&o3.oo; bananas, fi.eo8.ou
per bunch; Honolulu, (1.60(8.50; Cali
fornia navels.'(2.26S2.76 per box : seed
lings. (1.25(42.00; Japanese, (1.75(2.00;
sunflower, (2,76; apples (buying price),
green, 6005u per box; red, 50ai75c;
late winter pears, 6580c per box. , i
Camnbu Goods Table fruits, assorted.
(1.75(g2.00; peaches, (1.86(32.00; Bart
lett pears, (1.75(42.00; plums, (1.87)4
i Kit! . ... I... in. ..l. ........
(2.26(2.40; blackberries. (1.85(32.00:
lasnberrie. (2.40: pineapples. (2.2561
2.80; apricot, (1.05. - Pie fruits,
assorted, (1.20; peaches, (1.25; plums,
(1.00(31.20; blackberries. (1.25(31.40 per
dozen. 1'ie fruits, gallons, assorted,
(3.16(33.60; peaches, (3.50(34.00; apri
cots, (3.60(34.00; plums, (2.75(S3.00;
M bats Corned beet. 1. (1.60: 2a,
49 . ..l.lnno4 11 . 1m.. ..It nnMA 1.
,' llJ f b.l.uuvu, V"' I 1 1... V... VU.I .UU AD,
(3.60; 2a, (6.757.00; deviled bam, (1.60
S2.76 per dosen: roast beef. 1. fl.60:
2s, (2.26. ... .
Fish Hardines. .Vs. 76cfZ.25: Us.
(2.15(34.50; lobsters, (2.30(38.60; sal
mon, tin Mb tolls, (1.26(31.60; flat,
(1.76; 2-lbs, (2.26(32.50; -barrel, (6.6a
CovraB Costa Rica. 23c: Rio.22023c:
Salvador, 22c; Mocha. 2028c; Ar
buckle's, Columbia and Lion. 100-pound
case, (26.80 . - '
UaiBD suits 183 pack, rente
prunes, 0(38c; silver, 10 wine; Italian,
8(310c; Oerman, 6i8c; plums, 0310c:
evaporated apple, 8(3 10c; evaporated
apricot, 16(3 loc; peaches, 103l2,lic;
pears, 7(3ilc per poanuHt
Salt Liverpool.-200s, (15.60; 100.
(16.00; 60s, (16.60; stock, (8.60.50.
Bybup Eastern, in barrels, 40 w 65c;
In half barrels, 42fi67c; in cases. 36(3
80c per gallon ; (2.26 per keg ; California,
In barrels, 2040c per gallon ; (1.75 per
Boo a D. 4 He ; Oolden 0, 4 Wc ; extra
v, wiimuvuni a, ou, ury gran
ulated, 6ic; cube, crashed ana pow
dered. 6c per pound: We per pound
discount on alt grade for prompt cash ;
maple sugar. 109100 per pound. .
Rica No. 1 Sandwich Island. (4.750
6.00; no Japan in market.
Uians Small white, JNo. 1, zc; Mo.
24c: large white, 2)tc: pea beans,
ic: pink, 2'c; bayou, 2&c; batter,
3c ; Lima, 3'ic per pound.
Picklbs Barrels. No. 1. 28(330c per
gallon; No. 2, 26(3 28c; kegs. 6s, 85c per
keg ; half gallons, (2.76 per dozen ; quar
ter gallons, (1.76 per dozen.
JtAisiNS London layer, Doxe, si.70
(32.00: halves. (2.0002.25: quarters.
(2.25(32.75; eighths, (2.50(33.00. . Loose
Muscatels, boxes, 11.60; tancy. laced.
(1.75; bags, 3 crown, 4 '4 (3 5c per pound;
crown, b(dbe. Heedless eultanas,
boxes. (1.75(32.00; hags, 68o per
Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair."
ii m ' s-r 11 1 v.
Tb only rare Cream of Tartar
UMd ia US&ms ef Hca
"Ad old u
. never excell
I'! : 18 tlie verdict
-?"rL of millions.
8 i m mo ni
lator ' ia the
can pin your
faith for a
. live, " '
on the Liver'
ney?. Try it,
-, Sold by nil
Druggists in Liquid, or in Towder
to be taken dry or made intoa tea.
The King of Utr Medlciaea.
"1 have umhI .vourHlmmons l.lver Iti-cn-Istorand
ran i-uiiN-lf-mlmixly wy It la the
kins of all liver ninHrlm-o, I ronnlder It a
medicine clieH In llrlr. 0.o, Vt . Jacs
son, Taooina, Wiulilng"toD.
Has tha Stamp la red aa wrapaesv
FARM AND GARDEN.
We hear considerable talk ahont over
production of fruit her in Oregon and
Washington. - Surelv there ia no raamn
to fear any such calamity, even after the
present acreage is doubled and then
trebled. The same fears were expressed
when California started to raise orange
and (rait by the trainload. and to-dav
California fruits may be found In soma
form all over tha United States. Cheap
freights and improved methods of han
dling will stimulate the business? bat to
get cheap freights we must have large
quantities to snip, riant more prunes,
more apple and more cherries. The
evaporator and cannery will work tip tha
surplus that cannot be told in a green
state. The World' Fair has opened the
eye of the millions regarding Oregon
fruits. A want has-been created, and
the next thing to do is to eatiifythe
want, . ".' .1" ,1 i, 1 -;
TO MAX THB DAIBT PAY.
A correspondent of Hoard' Dairyman
write: Weed oat the cow von now
have by the use of tbe scales and milk
test. Be sure to nse both, and reject
those that will not pay a profit . If yon
buy cows, buy the best yon can, select
ing by the same means, Get a pars
blood sire of one of the beat milk-producing
breed, who baa for ancestor tha
best of milk producer. Raise the heifer
calve from your best cows those, U
possible, that nave mother and' grand
, uui in i ii djn".w -
ine longer tne Hue ot k-wd a . k;
more certain will yea be of raising fod
heifer. Bring op your calve right,, teed
and care for them so aa to produce rapid
growth and development, bat do not feed
foods that will make them fat. -That
will produce a beef tendency, which will
be apt to cling to them through life and
greatly injure their dairy Qualities. At
two years of age they should commence
giving milk the business of their live.
! HOW TO START AM AMAkY. '
This will depend largely apon your
resources. If yon are able, you will be
tempted to start in too heavily, and thin
is where yon will make a mistake. In
one year you will have gained the expe
rience yon neeaea, on witn proDaoiy a
loss of a good portion of vonr stock.
which la liable to .disgust you with the
whole business, and vou will be tempted
to give it up. . Don't do it Yon have
passed through the chrysalis start of
your developmentand you are now on
the fair road to 'success. The proper
way to begin will be to purchase a crate
of five hives in flat; what is known aa
the dove-tail hive is probably-preferable
to any other. Next one or two swarms
of bees. These you can usually buy at
home ; if not, send to your nearest dealer.
If you bay at home and, get the' black
bees, yon will need a tested Italian
queen. Yon will want besides-thi a
smoker, bee veil and A. I.. Root's ABC
of Bue Culture or some other work of Its .
sort. Yon get in this in a very cheap
form the experience of others, which
you will find very valuable to yon. .. This
outfit, figuring on one 'swarm of bees,
will cost you about (17.35. With this
outfit you can easily find out whether
yon have an aptitude for the business or
not. .. ,-.. ,.- . -.!
ITSMS Or IXTKHXST.
Plowing for next season' crop daring
winter not only aids in the destruction
of insects, but puts land in good condi
tion lor culture. . - '
. One of the moat Important point in
agricultural operations ia thoroughness
of culture. .This applies not only to
torn and other grain- crops, bat also to
mall fruits, young orchards, etc. . .
1 No man was ever a poorer farmer be
cause he possessed a liberal education.
11 yon want to make your Doy a really
good farmer, better if possible than hi '
father, do not stint his schooling.
! Land which ia too rough for grain
crops can either be seeded with grass
ana tha furnish pasture for sheep, or
can be planted to timber or trait tree.
Very little land need lay absolutely idle.
1 II yon have only a limited amount to
invest and are about buying (beep, ii
will be far better to bay a few good one
than many culls. It is the quality of
your flock more than the size upon which
your profit will depend.
Selecting and planting the best farm
seeds will Increase the quality of grains
and grasses just aa selecting good breed
ing stock improve the farm herd ; and
wa all know what splendid reanita haa
been accomplished in that line.
Other business men are cutting off all
needless, expensea. and .it. ia adrisabla
that farmers do the same . thine Maka
all the tools yon can yourself and save
bills in that direction. Do your own re
pairing and get rid of unprofitable stock.
Pewdesv - W I lets; Ke i
- p Yen