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AMERICANS IN CUBA
Senate Becoming Alarmed
for Their Safety. ,
INFORMATION IS ASKED FOR
AGAINST MR. CORBETT.
Cfl"ery Speaks Against the Immigra
tion Ilill House Considers
Washington, Jan. 15. Senator Can
non of Utah, today presented the fol
lowing resolution to the senate, and it
was adopted: '
"Resolved, That the president is re
quested, if in his opinion it is not in
compatible with the public interest, to
"transmit to the senate at his earliest
convenience a statement showing what
measures are in force by this govern
ment in the island of Cuba and in the
waters contiguous thereto to protect
the live3, liberty and property of
American citizens now dwelling in
Among the other measures reported
to the senate today was the pension
appropriation bill. It was placed on
At the close of the morning business,
the immigration bill, the unfinished
business, was taken up, and Caffrey of
Louisiana was recognized for a speech
in opposition to the measure. Caffrey
"The pending bill is as mild a form
of antagonism to immigration as con
ditions will permit. The educational
test is of no very stringent character
so far as the test is concerned. It is,
however, the beginning of a new de
parture. Prom the foundation of the
government we have invited the hardy,
adventurous people of the Cauoassian
family to' our hospitable shores. The
grand transformation of this continent
from the wigwam of the savage and
the lair of the wild beast to the
myriads of homes of a happy, industri
' Sous people, has been the work of white
immigrants; yet we are about to smite
the hand that has upbuilt us; to give
a sting to gratitude.
"Many whose ancestors are foreign
horn are now clamoring for restricted
immigration. It is just and proper to
hold this continent against the Mon
golians. The exclusion of Chinese is
justified by a wise policy and by the
principle of retaliation. Their doors
have been closed to the world, but
their arrogance and selfishness are not
the role for wise nations to play in the
world's grand theater.
".Not to admit to this country Irish
men, Swedes or Italians who cannot
read or write is Chinese, not American.
No danger to our institutions has ever
arisen from admitting immigrants who
cannot read and write. This govern
ment is the outgrowth of the labor of
countless immigrants, who will be dis
qualified by the pending bill. He who
is vigorous in body, sound in mind,
honest and industrious is a good citizen.
No immigrant, not a pauper or insane,'
diseased or criminal should be turned
away from onr shores."
At the conclusion of Senator Caffery'a
speeoh the senate at 12:20 P. M.. on
motion of Chairman Davis, of the for
eign relations committee, went into ex
Senator Frye mado a most spirited
speech in support of the Hawaiian
treaty, urging upon the senate the im
portance of accepting the islands while
opportunity offered, and denouncing as
folly any refusal to embraoe the opportunity.
In the Home.
Washington, Jan. 15. The house
today entered upon the consideration
of the agricultural bill. The bill car
ries 13,332,402 being $ 185,500 in ex
cess of the amount for the current year.
Wadsworth, Republican, of New York,
chairman of the agricultural commit
tee, explained that the increases were
due to a constantly growing demand
for inspections of meat and meat prod
ucts for export.
Under the latitude allowed for de
bate, Williams, Democrat, of Missis
sippi, submitted an extended argument
in favor of the establishment of the
postal savings bank system.
Representative Dearmond, Democrat,
of Missouri, sarcastically commented
on Banna's election and the telegrams
of congratulations sent him.
Mahoney, Republican, of New York,
replied to Dearmond. He reoalled what
he termed the victory of Democratio
bosses in the Chicago convention in
1892, when they forced the renomina
tion of Cleveland over the protests of
the state of New York. The result
was that he had been repudiated by his
party, and had gone out of power un
honored and unsung.
Cannon, Republican, of Illinois, also
xpressed gratification that the majority
and political decency had triumphed in
Ohio. Here the incident closed.
ADVICES FROM SYDNEY.
Senate Committee Decides That lie Is
Not Entitled to a Seat.
Washington, Jan. 17. The fenate
committee on privileges and elections
todav decided to make an adverse report
on H. W. Oorbett's djaim to a seat in
the senate from Oregon. The vote was
four to three, on party lines, except that
Senator Burrows, Republican, who was
absent, was counted, upon his author
ity, as being in opposition to Corbett.
There were two votes, the first being
upon the motion to declare Mr. Corbett
entitled to his seat, which was support
ed by Messrs. Chandler, Hoar and
Pritchard, Republicans, and opposed by
Messrs. Cattery and Pettus, Democrats,
Allen, Populist, and Burrows, Repub
lican, of Michigan. Senator Spooner
was paired with Turpie, the former for
and the latter aeainst the motion. The
motion was then made to declare Mr.
Corbett not entitled to his seat, and
was carried by the above vote, reversed.
The voting was preceded by quite a
general discussion, based upon a report
prepared by Senator Pettus, on behalf
of the opposition. This report took
the position that the question- involved
is practically the same as that involved
in the Mantle case, and this case
should be allowed to stand as a prece
dent. Senator Pettus made an argu
ment in favor of establishing a princi
ple ot action in such cases, and allow
ing it to stand, taking the position that
there was danger in not taking the
same course every time the political
complexion of the senate changes.
The friends of Mr. Corbett are not
sure of a single Democrat, Populist or
silverite in favor of seating hiui, and,
with Burrows and one or two other Re
publicans opposed to him, they fear an
adverse vote in the senate. The oppo
sition of the fusion element is drawn
together, because of the well-known
gold views of Senator Corbett. The
case is made more partisan on that
Shot at by Her Brother.
Chioaeo, Jan. 17. A special to the
Times-Herald from Valley View sayt
General Oas3ius M. Clay's young wife
barely eseapoi death at 11:30 this
morning at the hands of her brother,
Clem Richardson, at whose house Bhe
has been boarding ever since she left
the general two months ago. Ha fired
two shots at her with a large pistol, at
a distance of 20 paces, and then fired a
shot at Mrs. Bryant, her mother-in-law.
who was with her. Dora ran to the
home of her sister, Mrs. Kely, a mile
distant, where she is tonight. Clem
declares that h will kill Dora if Bhe
does not leave the Kelly house.
A STATE OF WAR EXISTS.
Discussed at Cabinet Meeting.
Washington, Jan. 17. The principal
subject ujidor discussion at the cabinet
meeting today was the prospects of the
Hawaiian annexation treaty. The sit
uation in Cuba was briefly discussed.
A cablegram from Consul-Goneral
Lee sent from Havana last night tended
to convey assurances of peace and
quiet. General Lee's cablegram also
stated, it is learned, that, while he did
not anticipate another outbreak, yet he
would not be surprised at one. The
cabinet discussion showed that while
the president decided not to send a war
ship to Cuba at present, he intends to
keep one or more vessels within reason
able dibtance of Havana.
Recent Happenings in Australia and
the South Sea Islands.
San Prancisoo, Jan. 17. The follow
ing advices arrived today per steam
ship Alameda from Svdney, via Hono
lulu: A very severe shock of earthquake
was experienced over the whole of the
north of the island, and as far south as
Christohurch, New Zealand, Decem
ber 8. Its duration was from one to
Iwo minutes, and the vibrations were
from north to south.
A terrible storm, broke over the Fiji
islands November 11 and again Decem
ber 13, tho wind attaining a velooity
of 85 miles per hour for some time.
Several small vessels were blown ashore
and wrecked. The Union Company's
steamers had a narrow escape from
similar fates, but put to sea and cruised
about until the storm subsided.
The mountain tribes of Goodonough
island recently attaoked Thompson's
station there, and after looting the
store, murdered four boys and speared
a number of other employes. The mag
istrate and a force of 14 armed police
visited the scene for the purpose of
avenging the murders.
At the Maoquarie islands, December
5, four men were drowned by the acci
dental swamping of their boat.
The bark Loongana, which arrived
December 14, brought the news of the
drowning of Brother Bernard, a mis
sionary, and 18 natives, near the Gil
bert islands. The missionary's party,
in three canoes, struck a shoal and all
As a result of a conference between
the ministers of agriculture of the vari
ous colonies, a trial shipment of apples
and pears will be forwarded to London
in the near future.
Reports from the country districts of
Victoria show that the cyclonic storm
of November 18 did immense damage,
scores of buildings heing blown down,
and many persons being injured.
December 3, Jack Griffiths, of Cobar,
who held the world's reoord, and Pro
fessor Bax, of New Zealand, engaged
in a club-swinging contest lor tne
world's championship at Newcastle.
Two-pound clubs wore used, and, ac
cording to the conditions, the evolu
tions per minute were to be counted.
After both had swung the clubs for 40
hours continuously, the (matcb. was de
lared a draw.
Percy Cavill, upon his return to
Sydney with the mile and five-mile
ohampionships of the world to his
credit, was accorded a reception' by the
swimming association. McKun, a New
Zealand amateur, recently ran half a
mile in one minute 59 seconds. No
vember 20, H. Craemer established a
new world's record for the mile walk
at Auckland. His time was 6 minutes,
27 3-5 seconds.
Hunnis Tayler So Declares in Speaking
New York, Jan. 17. The chairman
of the organizing committee of the
Cuban-American League makes public
a letter from Hannis Taylor, former
United States minister to Spain, u
which he says:
"In every city of the United States
a Cuban-American league should be
instantly formed whose primary pur
pose should be to arouse public opin
ion to demand the instant passage of
the senate belligerency resolution now
pending in the house of representatives.
When that demand is opposed by the
worn-out pretext that the insurgents
are not entittled to such action until
they haverst established a completed
facto government, the answer should
be promptly made that the law of na
tions requires no such thing, and that
the resolution in question need only
recognize the fact that there is now in
Cuba a state of war.
"Who can deny the truth of that
assertion, when he remembers that
Spain has hurled in vain against the
insurgent host over 200,000 men and
has expended in vain over $200,000,
000? At the end of three years Spain's
military power in Cuba is nearly at
an end, while the army under Gomez
is in actual possession of nearly the
entire eastern portion of the island.
And yet, in the face of these facts, the
house of representatives, muzzled by
fhre present administration, refuses to
recognize the incontestible fact ..that a
state of war actually exists in Cuba
"That denial is now prolonging un
necessarily the present conflict. In the
present state of the cause of Spain,
there can be no doubt of the moral sup
port that tho passage of the belligerency
resolution would give to the insur
gents." The Cuban-Amerioan League has
sent out a circular requesting the
mayor of every city in the United
States and the sheriff or ranking officer
in every county to at once appoint a
committee is every city and township
or oounty to organize a local branch of
IMPROVING WILLAPA HARBO.
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
CAUGHT BY A CAVE-IN.
Explosion on the Marblehead,
Washington, Jan. 17. Commander
McCall, of the United States ship Mar
blehead, reported to the navy depart
ment from Port Tampa that while at
email arms target practice yesterday
four men from the Marblehead were in
jured by an explosion, two very seri
ously. The injured were removed to a
marine hospital near by. No details as
to the cause of the explosion are given.
Damages for Sealers.
Washington, Jan. 17. The president
today submitted to congress the report
of the committee appointed under the
terms of the treaty of 1896 to adjust
the claims of British subjects for losses
sustained through the seizure of sealing
vessels in Behring sea. In his lottor
of transmission, President McKinley
coincides with Secretary Sherman, that
our treaty obligations demand prompt
and favorable action by congress. The
president reoommends an appropriation
of the total amount necessary to Batisfy
the award of the commissioners, which
Two Weeks Adrirt.
Newport News, Va., Jan. 17. After
drifting for two weeks, the barge Coal
King, Captain Nelson, was towed ' into
port this afternoon by the tug C. W.
Morse. The Coal King left Boston
December 81, in tow of the tug Luck-
enbach. January 1, her hawser
snapped. Owing to the darkness, the
barge's signal of distress was not seen
by those on the tng, which, with two
other barges in !tow, proceeded on her
voyage. The men on board suffered no
inconvenionce, being plentifully sup
plied with food.
Chicago Tension Frauds.
Chicago, Jan. 17. Gross abuses of
the pension fund of the Chicago police
department were disclosed at today's
meeting of the senate committee inves
tigating the Chicago civil service com
mission and police force. A list was
shown of over 60 ex-policemen now on
the pension rolls of the police depart
ment, who, it is maintained, are per
fectly able to do duty as officers, but
who have been retired, it is alleged, to
make room for others who had a polit
Shot His Sweetheart and Himself. '
Cincinnati, Jan. 17. Louis Alfred,
a compositor at the Enquirer office, to
day shot his sweetheart, Minnie Pack
ton, at her home, inflicting fatal
wounds, and then killed himself.
Jealousy was the cause;
News of Andree.
Stockholm, Jan. 17. Professor Nor
deskjold, the arctic explorer, has in
formed the Swedish academy of sciences
that the foreign office has received in
telligence that several persons worthy
of credence saw Professor Andree s bal
loon early in August in British Colum
bia, seven miles north of Quesnelle
lake, in the District of Cariboo. The
professor regards the news as being of
sufficient importance to call for a closer
Five Men Entombed in a
Anaconda, Mont., Jan. 17. At an
early hour this morning the discovery
was made that five men were entombed
in a tuunel which the Anaconda Copper
Mining Company -is constructing for
water-flnming purposes under a bluff
about half a mile beyond the city
limits. A large quantity of powder,
which had been carried into the tunnel
for the use of the night shift, was ex
ploded by some means now unknown,
wrecking the face of the tunnel, which
is about 180 feet long, and resulting in
a slide of earth, which closed the tun
nel complotoly at a distance of about 40
feet from its entrance. From the mo
ment of the discovery of the accident,
diligent effort has been made to reach
the miners, concerning whose fate the
deepest anxiety has been felt. At 10
o'clock tonight, those engaged in the
rescue work felt sure that the noisejjof
the "miner's signal'' reached them
from within the tunnel.
It was proposed to drive a three-inch
pipe through the mass of earth that
had filled tho tunnel. This plan wag
followed and a 20-foot length was 8uc
oessfully driven. A second section was
attached, and, to the joy of the anxious
spectators, it penetrated the mass of
Immediately, at 11 o'clook, commu
nication was estamisnod witn tne im
priBoned men. Four of them were re
ported alive and well and one dead
The work of reaching them is going
on vigorously. The men through the
improvised speaking tube, reported
that they suffered neithor thirst nor
hunger, but they wanted candles. It
is not learned how the explosion oc
New Canadian Mining Laws.
Washington, Jan. 17. In a few days
the treasury department will make
known the details of the arrangements
recently concluded with Canadian
Minister of Interior Sifton respecting
the transportation of goldseekers and
freight to the Klondike. It is learned
that the Canadian government is about
to issue new customs and mining regu
lations for that region.
Thomas A. Edison, Jr.'s Flan to Utilise
l'ower of the Waves.
New York, Jan. 17. Thomas A. Ed-
son, jr., lias invented a macnine ior
utilizing the wave power of the sea.
len in place the machine will be
miles out at sea and will consist of a
series of gigantic air pumps. The air
compressed by these will be used to run
For $25,000,000 Mr. Edison can con
struct a plant, he says, ' that will fur
nish 1,000,000-horse power, enough to
supply the entire Btate of New York.
He says that a powerful syndicate has
the matter of immediate construction
of the plant under consideration, His
plans are said to be practically complete.
The Edison wave maohine, is a series
of gigantic air pumps. The piston of
the machine stands upright upon a plat
form which is pierced by a long piston
rod. Upon the lower part of the piston
rod is a big flat float, which rests upon
the water and is movable by the rise
aud fall of the sea. A wave passing
under the float would elevate the piston
power, fully compressing the air already
contained in the cylinder. This pres
sure will be transmitted directly to the
storage tank for compressing air. By
an arrangement of oscillators sufficient
air will be admitted behind the piston
to return it quickly to its position upon
the water, where it will be ready to re
ceive the force of the next wave.
I'der Lynching Investigation
Genoa, Nev., Jan. 17. Progress is
slow in the Uber lynching case, and
efforts to secure state evidence have
proved futile. Two persons accused of
participating in the lynching, Mason
Grummas and Olie Hogener, were
placed on the stand, but firmly protest
ed their innocence. Minor evidence
was given against a number, and a
batch of subpoenas were sent today to
Dayton and to the Diamond Valley
Ordered to Egypt.
London, Jan. 17. The morning pa
pers announce that the first battalion
of erenadiers, now at Gibraltar, has
been ordered to get in readiness forser
vice in Egypt The other line bat
talions are under similar orders.
There is evidence of preparations for
an important campaign.
A Filibuster Captured.
Havana, Jan. 17. The Spanish grin
boat Algaria has captured off the cohst
of Cuba, near Manzanillo, a fishing
smack from Jamaica having on board a
cargo of war material, medicines and
President of the French Senate.
Paris, Jan 17. M. Loubet was re
elected president of the senate today,
M. Scheurer-KeBtner was defeated for
re-election to the vice-presidency.
SEA TO BE HARNESSED.
MAY BE PUNISHED.
Burning of the Two Seminole Indians
Earlboro, I. T., Jan. 17. Exoite-
ment is still intense here over the re
cent burning at the stake of two In
dians, and the subsequent fear of an
Indian uprising. Here public senti
ment has favored the lynchers. At
Wewoka, the capital of the Seminole
nation, the sympathy is all the other
way, lor it is believed tne lynoners tor
tured and killed at least one innocent
United States Commissioner Walter
Jones is holding court in Wewoka, and
the deputies of the court are busy issu
ins subuoenas f.nd warrants in an en
deavor lo bring the lynchers to justice,
An eye-witness oi tne Hanging aim
burning of the Indians has volunteered
As no attempt was made by the
lvnchers to hide their identity, it is
probable the leaders will be arrested
They can only be tried on the charge of
kidnaping and taking the murderers by
force to the Seminole nation. 'I he kill
ing of the Indians comes under Okla
The Indians w sullen. White men
state that a general outbreak will not
occur, but that there is danger that the
Indians will avenge themselves by kill
ing, one by one, the leaders of the mob.
The Chinese Loan.
London, Jan. 17. The Chinese loan
negotiations are progressing. Great
Britain lias informed China that she is
willing to find the nionev required,
and the details are being discussed.
The amount will probably by 20,000,
Suffocated by Smoke.
New York, Jan. 17. In fire, which
occurred at Thomas Roberts' hotel, in
West street, and which did $15,000
damage, Leslie Stanley and his wife
were suffocated by smoke.
Captain Taylor Says It Can lie Done at
. Small Expense.
A Washington correspondent says:
In his report recommending the im
provement of Willapa river and Mail
boat slough, Captain Taylor, of the
corps of engineers, says:
"Willapa river empties into the Pa-
.ci lie ocean through Willapa harbor
about 25 miles north of the mouth of
the Columbia river. The entrance to
Willapa harbor lrom the ocean has for
many years maintained a depth of over
18 feet at mean low water, and at the
present time has a depth of about 21
feet at-mean lower low water.
"The month of the Willapa river is
considered to be in the harbor about 12
miles in a direct line from the ooean
bar. From the ocean bar to this point
the depths are ample for any olass of
vessels, ranging from 27 feet to as much
as 70 feet at mean lower low water.
Near its mouth the Willapa river is
joined by the North river, which flows
in a course nearly at right angles to
that of the Willapa. Just above the
junction of these two streams is a bar
having a ruling depth of water over it
of about 16 feet at mean lower low
water. The bottom of the river at this
bar is lumpy, and the material forming
it appears to be fine, hard sand and silt.
The bar separates the deep water of
Willapa harbor from the deep water of
that, parfof Willapa river below Mail
boat slough, which is a small cut-off
channel, , leaving the Willapa river,
about one-half mile above South Bend,
the principle city on this harbor, and
joining it again about l4 miles below
the city. Immediately above the lower
end or mouth of Mailboat slough is an
other bar, .having a controlling depth
of about 14 feet at mean lower low
water. These two bars have existed
with about the same depths whioh they
have today since the earliest reoorded
surveys of this harbor were mado, ex
cept that the upper bar has scoured
away from two to three feet since 1893,
when the government began the con
struction of a dike closing the upper
end of Mailboat slough.
"The principal businesses of Willapa
harbor are the the lumber business and
t the fish and oyster business. Located
at South Bend are three sawmills, whose
combined aggregate daily capacity is
about 150,000 feet. It is reported that
two of these mills are to be rebuilt with
largely inoreased capacities.
"The lumber is mostly shipped to
San Francisco in small sohooners, as
deep-draft vessels are denied charter
for cargo from this harbor on account
of the two bars above mentioned. It
is claimed that, were these two bars re
moved, the mills located on this harbor
would be able to compete with mills of
Puget sound, Columbia river and other
deep-water Pacitio coast ports in the
foreign lumber trade. Whether the
lumber business of this harbor would
be so extended or not may be ques
tioned, but there can be no question
but that the present trade would be ma
terially benefited, as the vessels which
now carry the lumber experience delays
on account of these bars. One flood
tide is required for loaded vessels to
ross the two bars. . Before the harbor
throat (distnnt about 19 miles from
South Bend) is reached, the tide is
abbing. As insurance companies pro
hibit vessesl towing to sea on an ebb
tide, they are forced to lie at anchor in
i rather poor roadstead, called North
sove, for about 24 hours. During the
winter southwest storms frequently
spring up, and vessels maybe barbound
from one day to a week after leaving
"I am of the opinion that the most
advantageous and -economical method
of improving these bars is to dredge a
channel through them to a depth of 20
feet at mean lower low water. Near
the lower Bhoal mud flats, whioh are
oovered at a two-foot stage of tide, ex
tend about 1 miles to the north and
about one mile to the south. At high
tide this forms a wide expanse of wa
ter, and for this reason the ohannel
through the lower shoal should not he
less than 200 feet wide. The channel
through the upper shoal may be reduced
to 100 feet in width. The waters of
the Willapa river carry but little sedi
ment in suspension, its courBe is short,
and for 12 miles above South Bend it
is a tidal stream. For these reasons it
is believed that a dredged channel
would be fairly permanent."
The estimated cost of this improve
ment is as follows: Dredging at lower
shoal, 250,000 cubio yards, at 20 oenta,
$50,000; dredging at upper shoal, 100,.
000 cubic yards, at 20 cents, $20,000;
engineering, contingencies, etc., $7,000;
Trade Conditions in the Leading Oitlee
' ' of the World.
The wheat traders are at sea and are
watching three things olosely, as they
have-a directly opposite bearing on fu
ture prices. One is the Argentine
prospects. The others, the cash de
mand and Leiter's position on the cash
wheat that he holds. From the news
Saturday from Argentine, London and
Paris, the prospects are that there will
be a good exportable surplus in that
country. A direct cable from Rosaria
to parties in the trade here from one of
the best posted men on the Argentine
situation estimated the exportable sur
plus at 46,000,000 bushels, or about
two months' supplies for the leading
consuming countries of Europe. A.
number of characters have been made
in London to load wheat in Argentina
and freights have advanced sharply.
Arrangements have been made to ship.
$7,500,000 in gold from London to Ar,
gentine; also $250,000 from Franoe
The Argentine wheat will be available
in the latter part of March, aa it takes
about six weeks for freight steamers to
make the trip. Argentine offerings m
European markets had a depressing
effect, European buyers using it as a
club to break prices in this country.
On the weak spots they bought liber
ally, export purchases for the week ag
gregating nearly 2,000,000 bushels. So
long as the Argentine prospects remain
good, it will be used as the bearish fac
tor. St. Louis traders in close touch
with the foreign situation have been
selling May and July on a liberal
scale. The latter is about lOo under
May. Were they to start to cover the
difference might be reduced, as no one
hut the bears have been Belling the new
crop futures. The situation in regard
to supplies in Europe and afloat is not
strikingly bullish, stocks January 1
being 71,620,000 bushels, or 7,585,000
bushels less than last year, which is
about one week's supplies. The in
crease during December was 1,120,000
bushels, while for the same month' in
1890 the decrease was 10,000,000
bushels. In the United States and
Canada the stocks, compiled by tho
Daily Trade Bulletin, aggregate 85,
889,000 bushols. The decrease in De
cember was only 626,000 bushols, a
striking contrast with the reduotion of
7,712,000 bushels in December, 1806.
The net increase in the world's avail
able supply during December was 494,
000 bushels, while for the same time in
1896 there was a reduction of 17,712,
'000 bushels. The world's available ia
'157,000,000 bushels, as compared with
184,618,00 bushels January 1, 1890.
Baltimore Houses Collapsed.
Baltimore, Jan. 17. Two unfinished
houses on Twenty-Second street col
lapsed this afternoon and eight work
men were injured. Two are expected
Antoine Maxine, a half-breed, got
into an altorcation with John Emanuel,
an Indian, at a dance at Little M.'iion,
and fatally stabbed him with a butohei
The state board of audit and control
has rescinded the rule which it adopted
of taking from the old soldiers who
are inmates of the State Soldiers'
Home 25 per cent of their pensions.
Sherman county farmers have not
sown as much ground to grain this fall
as is customary, owing to the fact that
they were kept busy harvesting until
late, and since harvest have devoted
their time principally to getting their
grain to market, leaving but little time
to devote to seeding. What grain was
sown early in the fall looks well.
The action of the state board oi
equalization in raising the Jackson
oounty assessment 50 per cent on stocks
of merchandise has caused a storm of
criticism and protest in that country.
Merchants are trying to arrange a meet
ing, to be composed of one representa
tive of each firm, to take action in the
matter. It is proposed that the repre
sentatives shall select three of their
number to take immediate legal action
to prevent the county clerk from enter
ing the 60 per cent additonul assess
Wheat Walla Walla, 70c; Val
ley and Bluestem, 7273o per bushel.
Four Bost grades, $3.75; graham,
$3.30; superfine, $2.25 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 8580e; choice)
gray, 83 34c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $19 20; brew
ing, $20 per ton.
Millstiffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shortH, $19.
Hay Timothy, $12.50; clover,
$10 11; California wheat, $10; do
oat, $11; Oregon wild hay, $910per
Eggs 15 18c per dozen.
Butter Fancy oreaniory, 6560o;
fair to good, 45 (3 50c; dairy, 40 60a
Cheese Oregon, 12Jo; Young
America, 12)c; California, 910o
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.75(3
8.00 per dozen; broilers, $2.002.50;
geese, $5.608.00; ducks, $4.505.0O
per dozen; turkeys, live, 10llo per
Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, 4565o
per sack; sweets, $1.25 per cental.
Onions Oregon, $1.752.00 per
Hops 518o per pound for new
orop; 1898 crop, 40o.
Wool Valley, 1416o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 78o; mohair, 20
22o per pound.
Mutton Gross, best hhoep, wethers
and ewes, $3.50; dressed mutton,
6(0! spring lambs, 60 per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.00;
light and feeders, $3.004.00; dressed,
$4. 00 5. 00 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $2. 75 8.00;
cows, $2.60; dressed beef, 40o per
Veal Large, 45o; small, b&
6o per pound.
Butter Fancy native
brick, 80o; ranch, 16 18c.
Cheese Native Washington,
Eggs Fresh ranch, 22c.
Poultry Chickens, livo, per pound,
hens, 10c; spring chickens, $2.50(3
8 00; ducks, $3. 60 8. 76.
Wheat Feed wheat, $22 per ton.
Oats Choice, per ton, $1920.
Corn Whole, $23; crooked, per ton,
$23; feed meal, $23 per ton.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$22; whole, $22.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef,
steers, 6jc; cows, lc mutton sheep,
8c; pork, 6c; veal, small, 7.
Fresh Fish Halibut, 60c; salmon,
8c; salmon trout, 10c; flounders
and solo, 84; ling cod, 45; rock cod,
5c; smelt, 2)i4c
Fresh Fruit Apples, 4090o per
box; pears, 25 76c per box; oranges,
navels, $2.252.50 pur box.
Ran Francisco Market.
Wool Nevada 11 13o; Oregon, 13
14c; Northern 78o per pound.
Hops i lc per pound.
Millstuffs Middlings, $22 24; Cal
ifornia bran, $18.60 19.50 per ton.
Onions New red, 7080o; do new
lilverskin, $2. 25 2. 50 per cental.
Egg" Store, 20 22c; ranoh, 23
25c; Eastern, 16 10; duck, 16c per
Cheese Fancy mild, new, lljc; fair
to good, 7 8c per pound.,