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WORK OF CONGRESS
Indian Appropriation Bill in
HOUSE LOST ENTIRE DAYS' WORK
Proposition to Bar Soldiers'
From the Tension Rolls
feated in the Senate.
THE PITTSBURG FIRE.
Washington, Feb. 12. The contest
which has been waged in the house
'committee on invalid pensions ever
since the assembling of congress on the
quostion of barring from the pension
rolls the widows and children of sol
diers who marry hereafter, came to an
end today in the defeat of the proposi
tion. A motion, with this end in
view, was introduced by Smith, of New
York, and it had the indorsement of
Commissioner of Pensions Evans. The
question had been agitating the com
mittee at all of its meetings, and to
daj, after a very spirited discussion,
Representative Norton brought it to a
sudden close by demanding a vote on
the question of favorably reporting it
to the house. The vote disclosed live
members of the committee in favor of
it, and seven against it, the division
not being on party lines. The vote
Ayes Ray, Warner, Henry, Smith,
Republicans, and Griggs, Democrat.
Noes Sulloway, Kerr, Gibson, Stur
tevant, Republicans; , Norton, Demo
crat, and Botkin aiul Castle, Populists.
This practically ends the effort to se
cure the enactment of a general meas
ure along these lines at this session.
Chairman Ray, who was instructed
at the last meeting to appoint a sub
committee to draft a service pension
liill, notified the committee today that
he would appoint the subcommittee in
a few days.
During thentire time of the senate
today, the Indian appropriation bill
was under consideration. , The reading
of the bill was completed and all the
committee amendments were adopted
and subsequently several amendments
of a minor character were attached to
Allen enlivened the proceedings a
few minutes before adjournment by
making an attack on Speaker Reed for
preventing the enactment, as the Ne
braska senator deolared, of meritorious
legislation sent to the house by the
senate. He denounced the speaker's
action in this regard as "a disgrace"
to congress and to the American people.
When a point of order was made
against him for the use of improper
language concerning the other branch
of congress, Allen said he was stating
only the truth and that he was respon
sible here or elsewhere, at any time for
It was expected to conclude the con
sideration of the pending bill today,
but when an appeal was taken from
the ruling of the vice-president against
Allen that an amendment offered by
Thurston was not in order, the point of
order was made by Allen that a quorum
was not present. A roll-call disclosed
the absence of a quorum, and the sen
The house was in a very bad temper
today, and the whole session was con
sumed in filibustering against two bills
of minor importance, one to issue
a duplicate check, aud the other to make
KocKiand, jue., a suDpori 01 entry.
Neither got farther than the engross
ment and third reading. The trouble
arose over the enforcement of the rule
i against the discussion of irrevelant sub
jects, whon Handy attempted to reply
on the floor during the consideration of
those bills to a letter recently written
by Thomas F. Bayard, in denunciation
of the free-silver democracy.- Roll-call
followed roll-call all day long, and par
tisan spirit reached a high pitch. Fi
nally, when it became evident that no
progress could be made with the bills
presented, adjournment was taken until
. Washington, Feb. 13. The senate
committee on appropriations has re
ported the Indian appropriation bill.
The increase is $173,000 over the house
bill. A proviso is made in regard to
the detailing of army officers for agents
at such agencies as in the opinion of
the president may require the presence
of an officer. The number of Indian
inspectors is increased to five, and each
one shall be competent in the location,
construction and maintenance of irriga
The Dawes commission is . increased
to four, and provision is made for the
commission to make up the rolls of the
five civilized tribes, and it is declared
that when the rolls are made up and
approved by the 6eoretary of the inter
ior, they shall be final.
The time fixed for opening the Un
compahgre land in Utah is extended
The legislation of the house bill re
garding the Pottawattamies and ths
Kickapoos in Kansas is stricken out.
Washington, Feb. 12. The Oregon
delegation expects to get favorable ac
tion from the war department for the
Yaquina bay improvement, which
means the expenditure of $1,000,000
at that place. Representative Tongue
baa been promised that the contract
ehall be authorized.
TORTURED BY THUGS.
Twelve Bodies Have Been Taken From
Pittsburg, Feb. 14. Twelve people
dead, 27 missing, 18 injured and a
property loss of 1,500,000 is the awful
record of the big fire of last night The
following is a revised list of the dead:
Police Lieutenant A. J. Berry, John
McHanna, William Scott, jr., Stanley
Stitz, John Dwver, George Loveless,
William Smith", Albert A. Wolffe,
Thomas Claffey, William R. Haben
stein, John Scott, the youngest son of
the president of the Chautauqua Ioe
Company; William MoOonigle.
Jaoob Booth and a party of four
companions, who were in a saloon on
Pennsylvania avenue when the build
ing crashed, are missing, and are sup
posed to be under the debris.
Mrs. Mary MaFadden, with her fam
ily of eight ohildren, are supposed to
be under the fallen walls. They lived
in a house on Mulberry alley, which
was crushed. Nothing has been seen
of thorn sinoe the explosion last night,
and it is believed all are dead.
The fire broke out in the Union
Storage Company's building on Pike
street, near Thirteenth. The building
was six stories in height and occupied
almost the entire block. The first floor
was occupied as offices of the Union
Storage Company and the Chautauqua
Lake Ice Company. The second floor
front contained the stables of the Chau
tauqua company, and in the Twelfth
street end they had their ioe-making
machinery and other property of the
Chautauqua company. The rest of the
building was occupied by the storage
company. The entire fire department
was called out. While the conflagra
tion was at its height, an explosion of
one of the large tanks filled with am
monia, used in the manufacture of
ioe, occurred, which was followed by
several others and the burned-out walls
came toppling down, and firemen, po
licemen and spectators were buried.
As soon as possible, work was com
menced to recover the dead and wound
ed, the former being sent to the morgue
as fast as recovered from the debris
and the wounded sent to the hospital.
The scene at the morgue was a har
rowing one. As ' soon as the burned
and mangled bodies wore recovered,
they were taken there where they were
washed and plaoed in presentable con
Every victim was covered with wood
and dirt, and almost every body was
scalded and oharred. Bones protruded
from the charred and broken hands ot
some, and canine wounds were found
here and there over the bodies.
All day firemen, policemen and other
citv emnloves have been working at
the risk of their lives, but up to night
fall little progress had been mado in
clearinc away the debris. The work
will be continued without cessation un
til it is known that no bodies remain
A Coos County Farmer Held Over a
Myrtle Point, Or., Feb. 1-1. Two
masked thugs yesterday extorted $180
from Levi Grant, an aaied farmer, who
lives near here, by holding him over a
blazing fire till he disclosed its hiding
place. After they left, Grant managed
to crawl a quarter of a mile from his
cabin in search of assistance, but final
ly fainted fiom the excruciating pain
his burns caused him. He was brought,
here by a neighbor, who found him ly
ing by the roadside, and his injuries
were dressed. It is hardly likely that
he will survive.
Grant is a widower, 75 years old, and
ives alone on a farm, his dwelling be
ing about a quarter ofa mile from the
road, and hidden from it by a tall pop
lar hedge. He was sitting by the lire
last night, having removed his shoes
preparatory to going to bed, when one
of the windows was -smashed in with a
bludgeon and he was suddenly seized
from behind by a masked man, while a
second confronted him and demanded
his money. As soon as he found breath
to speak, he protested that he had none.
The thugs then lifted him bodily and
held him over the fire that was blazing
on the broad hearth, till he screamed
for mercy and ryomised to give them
all the money he had if they would re
lease him. He was taken from the fire
and allowed to take out his purse, but
when his torturers found that it only
contained $40. they thrust him back
into the fire and held him till, in his
asjonv. he told them where $140 more
was hidden. They quickly found this
and made their escape, leaving him
writhing on the cabin floor. A search
is being made for the robbers, but thus
far without result.
A FABULOUS DISCOVERY.
Rich Find Reported 'on the American
Side of the Yukon.
Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 14. It
reported that a great gold disoovery has
been made on the American side in the
Yukon country. Fritz Behnsen,
Victoria, writes to his brother, Karl
Behnsen, as follows:
"Ave have struck it rich on an un
known creek across the border never
before seen by man. In the crevices of
the rocks in one day we picked up
$50,000 in coarse gold. Sell your busi
ness, or give it away, ana come up
quick with 10 men."
The Behnsens have large interests in
Vancouver, and are said to be reliable,
Several Klondikers were interviewed
as to the probability of this report being
true. The richness of the reputed dis
covery seems so fabulous as to create in
their minds a doubt as to its truthful
ALL QUIET IN DAWSON.
THE STORM HAS BURST.
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
MAKES A FORTUNE IN EGGS.
Guatemala in the Throes of Civil War
Over Barrios' Death.
San Francisco, Feb. 14. A special
from San Jose de Guatemala of Febru
ary 10 says civil strife and bloodshed
have followed the killing of Barrios.
Before the body of the late ruler had
found sepulture the factions were flying
at each other's throats, and as a result,
General Maneqnina, the chief support
er of Prospero Morales, one of the as
pirants to the presidency, is dead and
his forces are seeking safety in flight.
San Jose do Guatemala, Feb. 14.
Last night General Marrequina at
tempted to seize the reins of govern
ment in behalf of Morales. He made
ail attack in force on the palace bar
racks. The assault was vigorously re
sisted, and in the fighting General
Marrequina and five others were killed.
Seeing that their efforts would not
prove successful, the attaoking forces,
consisting of 2,000 men, headed by
General Majera and Colonel Aravello,
fled from the city.
Today General Toledo, who has been
appointed minister by Manuel Estrada
Cabrera, the president pro tempore of
the republic, started the artillery in
pursuit of the fleeing revoutionists.
The populace and soldiers are now de
manding that General Mendiza be pro
The situation is becoming more com
plicated and the crisis is acute.
Organization of Col umhia River Fuckers
Portland, Or., Feb. 14. Formal pa
pers were signod here yesterday and an
organization perfected of what is to be
known as the Columbia River Canneries
Company. The incorporators are J. O.
Hanthorn, B. A. Seaborg and T. B.
McGovern. The oapital stock is fixed
for the present at $500,000, but it is
understood that this may be increased
as the business of the company shall re
quire. It is stated by the incorporators
that the company starts off with all
financial arrangements made to enable
them to put up as large a pack this sea
son as may be deemed advisable. They
further state that Belling arrangements
have already been consummated with
the firm of Dolafleld, McGovern & Co.,
of New Yoik, which insures a market
for at least 100,000 cases of this
spring's catch of Balmon.
Provision is also made in the by-laws
of the company for the future admis
sion of other packing concerns on the
Columbia river, at such times and on
terms agreed to by the original incor
porators. The canneries which will be
controlled and operated by the new
company this season are among the
largest and best equipped on the river.
It is understood that a number of
the small packers have not joined the
organization, though a large majority
of the trade in Columbia river fish will
be under its control.
SALTER WORDEN'S CASE.
Seattle, Feb. 14. W. Kenny, who
left Dawson January 12, arrived here
tonight on the City of Topeka. He
reports everything quiet in Dawson.
All of the miners are busy at work.
Dr. Rufus Smith, of Dyea, who was
also a passenger on the City of Topeka,
brings with him two petitions which
are signed by leading citzens of Skag
way and Dyea, asking the war depart
ment to declare martial law in those
places. Dr. Smith states that robber
ies and hold-ups are of daily occur
rence. In his opinion, the lawless
element outnumber" the law-abiding
two to one.
The officers of the City of Topeka re
port that a body could be seen floating
around in the wreck of the steamer
Corona. It could not be identified.
Amending Coastwise Shipping Laws.
Washington, Feb. 12. Senator Frye
today secured the passage by the senate
of a bill amending the navigation laws
in important particulars, affecting the
coasting trade of this country. The
bill is of general application, but it is
intended es(ecially to prevent Cana
dian vessels from securing an undue
hare of the carrying business between
Alaska and other American ports. It
will prevent Canadians gaining part of
out cuaating trade.
Reward Is Offered.
Colfax, Wash., Feb. 14. The Whit
man county commissioners have offered
a reward of $500 for the apprehension
and conviction of the lynchers of Chad
wick Marshall, alias "Blackey," who
was taken from the Colfax jail and
banged by a mob.
Chicago, Feb. 14. Adolph L. Luet
gert was tonight convicte:! of the mur
der of his wife and sentenced to life
imprisonment in the penitentiary
Luetgert received tne verdic witu a
Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 14. Advices
from the Orient report an assault by
Japanese artisans on Mr. Sands, secre
tary ot the United States legation at
Seoul. The attack was unprovoked,
and the police did not interfere. Sands,
however, held one of his assailants and
compelled the police to arrest him
Afterwards a. complaint was lodged by
the United States consul, and the Jap.
anese authorities have arrested various
persons supposed to have been engaged
in the affair-
General Belief Is That Sentence
San Francisco, Feb. 14. Governor
Budd has as yet taken no official cognl
zance of the confession and plea fop
inercv made by Salter D. Worden. Be
fore it was made he had reprieved the
death sentence of the condemned man,
postponing the date of execution from
February 11 to June 15. As stated at
the time, this was done chiefly for the
purpose of giving several medical ex
perts an opportunity of examining into
Worden's mental condition, the plea of
insanity having been set up by his
counsel. Ilia voluntary confession is
regarded as a virtual abandonment of
this plea, and it is on his personal a p.
peal for clemency that the governor is
now expected to act. The prevailing
impression is that Worden will not die
on the gallows, but will receive a com
mutation of sentence to life imprisonment.
Battle With Amazons.
Cincinnati, O., Fob. 14. A Times-
Star special from Vanceburg, Ky., says
At Esculapia, this county, this mom
ing, Constables Cropper and Thacker
attempted to arrest an old lady named
Crowe, who was at her home with sev.
eral grown-up daughters. Before the
officers realized it, one of the girls new
at them like an enraged tigeress, with
a big knife, dangerously wounding both
officers. By this time, the old lady and
another daughter drew revolvers and
the officers realized it was a fight for
life. The battle raged for a few mo
ments, and after the smoke ha J cleared,
Mrs. Crowe was found dead and shot
to pieces, and one daughter was dead.
Those who survived are in a dangerous
Two Killed In a Collision,
Menominee, Mich., Feb. 14. In
collision between two trains on the
Chioago, Milwaukee & St. Paul last
night at Carney spur, Conductor An
derson, of this city, and Brakeman
Toole, of Green Bay, were instantly
Barrios' Fatal Love of Power,
New York, Feb. 14. Details of the
assassination of President Barrios, of
Guatemala, from the Herald's oone-
spondent in Guatemala City state that
President Barrios was shot and killed
at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening. The
shooting took place near the palace,
while the president was walking ac
companied by four guards. The assas
sin met the party and stepped off the
sidewalk, apparently to let the presi
dent pass. Then he pulled aside two
men nearest President Barrios, thrust a
revolver against the president's face
and shot him in the mouth and then in
the stomach. The murderer ran, but
was shot to death by guards who chased
him. Barrios died in a few minutes.
President Barrios' assassin was abodt
28 years of age. For years he was an
employe of Senor Don Juan Aparicio, a
well-known financier, who was killed
bv a government soldier during the
revolutionary outbreak last September
while he was held prisoner, lhe as
sassin's name was Oscar Sollinger. He
was a British subject. Senor Aparicio
was wealthy and popular. His death
caused great feeling against President
Barrios, and the assassin's act is the
result. He arrived in Guatemala three
weeks ago, and had presumably been
watching for an opportunity to kill.
Barrios sinoe his arrival.
Sollinger was heavy and musoular,
and he fired so suddenly that the
guards could do nothing. After the
assassination the foreign ministors
called at the palace and expressed their
Manuel Estrada Cobrera, vice-presi
dent, has assumed the duties of presi
dent, and will continue as chief execu
tive until the next election.
It is difficult to say what turn events
in liuatemaia win lane now. ine
man who was assassinated had an iron
hand and indomitable spirit, but only
by the will of the people has he been
hastened to his death. His ambition
was to retain power.
Had he retired at the end of his legal
term much bloodshed would have been
averted, and his refusal to do so caused
the revolution of last September. He
could have retired with a fortune of
Trnde Conditions in the Leading Cities
of the World.
There was uniform strength in all
speculative markets during the past
week. Chicago May wheat sold from
94J to 98 3-8; May pork, $10.30 per
bbl to $10.75; Liverpool and foreign
markets up in proportion. The Ameri
can visible supply decreased asa.uuu
bushels duriftg the week and now to
tals 35,084,000 bushels compared with
40.658,000 bushels last year. In 1897
the decrease for the corresponding
week was 1.227.000 bushels. The
amount on passage increased 1,400,000
and the world's shipments were 5,801,-
000 bushels, of which America con
tributed 8,420,000 bushels. The first
of the vear wheat stocks at Buffalo,
Boston, New York, Philadelphia and
Baltimore were 8,615,000. At the
close of last week there were 6,092,000
showing a decrease of 2,523,000 bush
els for the five weeks. During this
time exports of wheat alone from the
four points named were 6,018,000.
These figures show that the four points
received 8,495,000 more than can be
aocounted for, except on the theory
that the wheat was shipped direct
from Ohio. Pennsylvania, New York,
Maryland, Virginia, and other terri
tory immediately tributary to those
seaports. It will surprise the trade to
learn that Atlantio ports are receiving
weekly about 700,000 bushels from
points outside of the visible. All
along the line wheat seems to be com
ing from unexpected sources. The
movement in the Northwest is increas
ing and dumbfounded even the bears.
However, Mr. Leiter seems to hold
prices up and we would not be sur
prised to see a further advance.
Million Dollar Fire.
New York, Feb. 14. Levi P. Mor
ton's seven-story office building, with
frontages on Nassau and Ann streets
known as the Nassau Chambers build
ing, was destroyed by fire last night.
The firemen had a hard battle, and, for
three hours there was every prospect of
a great conflagration. Every fire coin
pany in the city from Forty-ninth street
to the Battery was called out. The
World says that the loss from all
ourcei will reach $1,000,000.
. Portland Market.
Wheat Walla Walla, 74 75c; Val
ley and Bluestem, 7778o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.75; graham,
$3.80; superfine, $2.25 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 8J 87c; ohoice
gray, 83 84c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $19 20; brew
ing, $20 per ton.
Millstiffs Bran, $19 per ton; mid
dlings, $24; Bhorts, $20.
Hay--Timothy, $12.50; clover,
tlOfflll: California wheat, $10; do
oat, $11; Oregon wild hay, $910 per
Eggs 17 18c per dozen.
Butter Fancy oreamery, 5560o;.
fair to good, 4550c; dairy, 40 50c
Cheose Oregon, WW, xoung
America, 12c; California, 910o
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.75(3
3.00 per dozen; hens, $3.008.50;
geese, $3.506.00; ducks, $4. 50 5.00
per dozen; turkeys, live, 10llo pei
Potatoes Oregon BurbankB, 45 50c
per sack; sweets, $1.752 per cental.
Onions Oregon, $2.002.40 per
Hops 4 16c per pound for new
crop; 1896 crop, 4oo.
Wool Valley, 14 16c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 7 12c; mohair, 20
2 2o per pound.
Mutton (jross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 4c; dressed mutton,
7c; spring lambs, 6o per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.00;
light and feeders, $3.00 4. 00; dressed.
$4. 50 5. 00 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.003.26;
$20,000,000 and with the giatitude of cows. $2.50; dressed beef, 4 6c per
the peoplo, as it is acknowledged be pound
advanced the government in every
There is a scramble among all party
leaders now for the presidency. Gen
eral Prospero Morales, with his great
popularity and prestige, has a good
chanoo, but is doubtful under present
oiroumstances if he could retain the
office unless at the head of an army.
Indian Title Good.
Portland, Or., Feb. 14. By virtue
of a decision handed down by Judge
Bellinger in the United States court,
the allotment of lands on the Klamath
Indian reservation will be at once pro
ceeded with. The oourt holds that the
title of the Indians to the 130,000
acres involved lias never been extin-
euished. and that consequently the
California & Oregon Land Company,
adverse claimant, has.ro claim thereto.
Indian Appropriation Bill Passed.
Washington, Feb. 14. iConsideration
of the Indian appropriation bill was re
sumed by the senate today, and, after
being amended to some extent, the
measure was passed. The most im
portant amendment to the bill was that
offered by Pettigrew, which, if finally
enacted, will restore the free-homestead
law, so far as it relates to Indian lands
ceded to the United States, for which
lands settlers have been obliged to pay
the purchase price paid to the Indians.
The bill carries appropriations aggre
gating nearly $8,000,000.
Japan Wants Mora Warships.
New York, Feb. 14. A special to
the Herald from Buenos Ayres says ad
vices from Rio Janeiro are to the
effect that the Japanese have made an
offer to Brazil to purchase warships
now in course of construction in Eu
rope. Klondikers From Australia.
San Francisco, Feb. 14. Among
the passengers on the steamer Mari
posa, which arrived today from Aus
tralia ports, were 60 stalwart miners,
who are on their way to the Alaskan
gold fields. Some of them stated that
at least 6,000 people would leave Aus
tralia for the gold field during the
next few months.
The most easily digested meats are
cold mutton, mutton chops, venison,
sirloin, roast beef and chicken.
7o per pound.
6 5Jo; small, 6
Bntter Fancy native creamery,
brick. 27o; ranch, 2223c
-Cheese Native Washington, 13o;
Eggs Fresh ranch, 23c.
Poultry Chickens, live, per pound,
hens, 12c; spring chickens, $2.50
3 00; ducks, $3. 50 3. 75.
Wheat Feed wheat, $28 per ton.
. Oats Choice, per ton, $23.
Corn Whole, $23; cracked, per ton,
$23; feed meal, $23 per ton.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$2223; whole, $22.
Hay Pnget sound, new, per ton,
$12 13; Eastern Washington timothy,
$18; alfalfa, $12.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef,
steers, 7c; cows, 6-Bc; mutton sheep,
8c; pork, 6c; veal, small, 8.
Fresh Fish Halibut, 6 7c; salmon,
8c; salmon trout, 10c; flounders
and sole, 34; ling cod, 4 5; rock cod,
6c; smelt, 24c
Fresh Fruit Apples, 6Ct!$1.76 per
box; pears, 26 75c per box; oranges.
navels, $2 2. 75 per box.
Everybody Laughed at This Man, But
Success Came to Him.
Nearly every man who has come out
of Dawson during the past two niontht
or more has had something to say of
the "frozen egg man." They met him
at various points between the Chilkoot
summit and the Yukon river, trudging
along with one companion and four
dogs, pulling a cargo of frozen eggs
bound for the Klondike. Eggs at Daw
son are worth a dollar 'or more each
and this high price proved such an in
centive to a Portland man that he re
solved to freeze a lot of them and take
them in. The egg man has been the
source of no little amusement for the
Klondikers who have come out. They
have frequently laughed at his fool
hardy speculation and often predicted--his
failure. He has beenaprolifio land
mark and one of the stock questions
which Klondikers have asked eaoh other
here has been, "Where did you meet
the egg man?"
The egg man has sold his eggs and re
turned with a sack which uianyaKlon
diker might well envy. His name is
Mr. Vest left Portland last Ootober
on the steamer Elder. Before leaving
he obtained 1,743 dozen eggs. He
broke and packed them in tin cani, ,
holding one gallon each, or six dozen.
The cans were sealed, frozen and put
in ioe. They weighed 2,025 pounds
in cold storage.
With one man to help and his dogs
Mr. Vest hurried the eggs up to Sheep
camp and buried them in the snow.
He put four cans in a Back and tied the
sack over the dogs' backs. Each dog
carried 28 pounds in this way. Once
over the summit the cans were piled on
sleds, pulled by the dogs and the jour
Several adventures befell Mr. Vest
and his companion on the way. On
December 21 they stopped at a cabin
and bought supper and lodging. They
bought some moccasins of one of their
hosts. In the morning one can of the
eggs, now becoming more and more
preoious, was gone. Mr. Vest had his
suspicions but" had no evidence. He
asked his host about the missing can
but got no satisfaction, although his
suspicions were confirmed. There were
others oamping at the cabin and from.
these two or three days later Vest
obtained corroborative evidence as to
the guilt of the suspect. The thief
had gone towards the coast but Vest
followed him and took him before the
police. Confronted 'with the evidence
of his crime the fellow confossed. Tne
police deoreed that the man should be
punished by giving up his outfit to the
man he bad wronged. This was done
and Mr. Vest got $185 per dozen for
the oan of eggs.
At Thirty-Mile river an adventure ol
a different sort overtooK tne egg man.
A raft was boilt to float down the river.
Vest stayed on shore to line the raft
down and his companion was aboard
the raft. The ioe at one place was
not strong enough to support Mr.
Vest's weight and he was forced to
lot the line go. The raft went spin
ning down the river at a fearful rate,
the anxious owner running along shore
to keep up with it. Suddenly a rock
rimmed with ice appeared in the track
of the raft. In a moment the raft had
dived under the ioe, the rider had
jumped for his life to the rook and the
cargo bad spilled into the swift stream.
It was bitter cold, but the situation
was desperate. Vest did not ponder
long upon what to do. He plunged
into the stream and pulled out the
sacks one at a time. To do this he had
to ran along and into the stream for a
mile and a half. His clothes froze to
him, but he saved his eggs. Then he
went baok to his companion and threir
out a rope and towed him asnore.
Three men who happened to be camp
ing near by gave the two wet men shel
ter until they had dried and warmed
Sixty-flve miles further down Vest
reached the Big Salmon whore Major
Walsh was camping. Major Walsh
wanted supplies and he bought Mr.
Vest's eggs at $3 per dozen. The eggs
yielded $5,211, which, added to the
$1,1.10, amounted to $6,821 as the total
product of Mr. Vest's undertaking.
Ban Francisco Market.
Wool Nevada 11 18c; Oregon, 12
14c; Northern 78o per pound.
Hops 1216c per iound.
Millstuffs Middlings, $2225; Cal
ifornia bran, $20.5021.50 per ton.
Unions siiverskin, a.BB2.Ba per
Eggs Store, 1314c; ranch, 15c;
Eastern, 18 19; duck, 14c per
, Cheese Fancy mild,, now, llc; fair
to good, 7 8c per pound..
Citrus Frnit Oranges, navels,
$1.00(31.50; Mexican limes, $6.60;
California lemons, choice, $1.50
1.75; do common, 76c $1.25 per box,
Hay Wheat, $16 18.50; wheat and
oat,$ 1 6 1 7. 50; oat, $ 1 4. 50 10. 60; best
barley, $13.50 16; alfalfa, $10.60
11; clover, fl 1 13.50.
Fresh Fruit AppleB, 25o$1.40 per
large box; grapes, 2540o; Isabella,
6075c; peaches, 60e(($l; pears 70c;
$1 per box; plums, 2085o.
Butter Fancy creamery, 26cj do
seconds, 2425c; fancy dairy, 23o;
good to choice, 2122o per pound
Potatoes New, in bcxes, 65c1.10
Borne Lines on Alaska.
A "lay" on Eldorado oroek is worth
Rope is selling at Dawson for $1 pee
A lantern is said to be more useful
than an overcoat at Wrangel.
Some men are making $126 per day
eaoh with a rocker on the Eldorado.
Skagway's population is said to be
increasing at the rate of 800 per week.
Extensive as is the steamship service
it is still unable to accommodate the
Gulch creek, a tributary of Boulder
creek, is expected to prove as rich as
Eighty gamblers from Tacoma went
north on the Corona when she sailed.
A crude log cabin 20x24, costs
$1,000 to construct at Dawson, and
readily rents for $125 per month.
Ordinary dogs will pack from 80 to
60 pounds and stand the work all right,
day in and day out.
A party of 12 from Champaign coun
ty, III., with 40 trained dogs, will
sail shortly from Taoouia for the Alas
James Jackson has taken north a
number of homing pigeons, to establish
a pigeon express between Dawson and
Dawsonites say they want letters and
papers from the outsido world worse
than food. They have recoived no reg
ular mail since August.
There are several toll bridges on the
Skagway wagon road to the summit,
which will assist materially in reliev
ing the prospector and miner of his