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GO ON THEIR MERITS.
Wrecked at Taeoma With
- Fifteen Men Aboard.
SUFFERED A SWIFT DEATH
Met Their Fate While Asleep-Captain
and Mate Among Thole Loit Vessel
Capsized During a Heavy Gale.
Taooma, Wash., Jan. 17. The most
appalling marine disaster that has
ever ocourred in the history ot Taeoma
happened early this morning. During
a terrific gale which swept over Puget
sound, the British ship Andelana, an
chored in this port, awaiting cargo,
capsized, and Captain G. VV. Staling
and his crew of 18 men, who were
asleep beldw decks, were dragged down
to a sailor's death without an instant's
warning. The full list of those lost
is as follows:
Captain G. W. Staling, of Annapo
lis, Nova Scotia; E. H. Crowe, aged 89
years, Londonderry, N. S., first mate;
E. G. Doe. aged 23 years, 145 Essex
Talbot Road, Blaokpool, England;
Kerney Jossaim, Victoria, B. C, stew
ard; Joseph M. A. D'Holyere, of Ost-
end, Belgium, apprentice; Richard
Reginald Hanze, of Ostend, Belgium,
apprentice; Charles Smith, of United
States, botswain; James Daly, of New
York, boatswan; J. R. Brown, of Bar
. badoes, cook; H. Hansson, Sweden,
able seaman; Antone Jensen, Den
mark, seaman; John Nielson, Noiway,
seaman; E. Ostrom, Finland, seaman;
Fred Hindstrom, Norway seaman;
Edward Letz, Rega, Russia, seaman;
August Sirnonson, Holland, seaman;
Pat Wilson, St. John's, N. F., Sea
man. Just what time the disaster which
resulted in such appallling loss of life
ocourred is not known, as every per
son on board the vessel went to the
bottom of the Sound with it.
The ship, which was of English
build, and worth probably $150,000,
entered this port several days ago. She
was to have loaded wheat under char
ter to Eppinger & Co., of San Fran
cisco, for Europe. Yesterday she was
taken to the Eureka dock and all bal
last removed and the hold oleaned, pre
paratory to receiving cargo. She was
then towed to a.i anchorage several
hundred yards northeast of the St.
Paul & Taeoma Lumber Company's
deep-water wharf, at which point dis
aster overtook her. She had out, ac
cording to the best information ob
tainable, the Btarboard anohor, weigh
ing at least three tons, while to either
side of the vessel were attached the
ballast logs used to keep a ship upright
during the absence of cargo or ballast.
The ship was riding the wave serenely
when the skippers of other vessels an
chored close by retired the night before.
When daylight dawned no Bigns of the
Andelana were visible Over the spot
where sho rode serenely at anchor the
night before only a danger-signal buoy
lamp was visible. When the absence
of the ship was discovered, Captain
Doty and Captain Burley took the tug
Fairfield and made an investigation,
and it was soon determined beyond
possibility of doubtl that the ship had
gone to the bottom. j
One of the ballast logs was found.
To it dangled part of the chain by
which it was originally fastened to the
ill-fated ship. In addition, one of the
lifeboats, a matterss with the name of
the ship on it, and several oats, weie
found. Beyond these no other wreck
age has been discovered.
As all ou board perished, only sur
mises as to the cause ot the disaster
are prevalent. Judging from indica
tions, shipping men say, the ballast log
found was from the port. Bide of the
vessel. She ship, according to all ao
counts, was headed in a southerly di-
rection, or toward the head of the bay,
at the time the gale swept down the
Sound. The heavy winds caused the
ship to train on the chains, making the
log on the weather side taut and giv
ing a tendency to lift the log from the
water, but the strain was too great for
one of the chains, and it snapped.
This released the towering craft fiom
the greater restraint on the weather
side, and she lifted "with the wind, and,
there beine little restraint from the
other end of the log, raised it enough
to allow the right or mooring ohain to
slip off. Thus freed from ballast and
floating like a chip, the ship careened
under the pressure of the heavy gale,
and shipped great quantities of water,
filling completely the hold and fore
castle, causing her to capsize and sink
to the bottom, all in a very few min
utes. The situation was further aggravated
by the fact that the tides were just
setting in at the time the ship went
down. This in all probability foroed
the stem of the vessel around and ex
posed the broadside to the gale's fury.
late this afternoon the ill-fated ves
sel was located. She lies on the bot
tom of the Sound, on her broadside,
under 23 fathoms of water, close by the
spot where she had been anchored.
Lived Over 100 Veart.
Utica, N. Y Jan. 17. Mrs. Emily
3. Moseley, who would have been 102
years old had she lived until April,
died at the Home for the Homeless tonight.
Oregon Legislature Will Closely Con
sider Appropriation Bills.
Salem, Or., Jan. 14. The first week
of the legislative session closes with
91 bills introduced and lead in the sen
ate, and 184 in the house. The house
passed the bill to add two judges to
the supreme court, and there is little
doubt that the measure will pass the
senate in due time. Two notable re
forms have been provided for to limit
the number of committee clerks and to
keep appropriations of doubtful merit
out of the general appropriation bill.
A bill to correct the committee cleik
ship abuse further for future legisla
tures is before the senate, and is likely
to pass both houses. The ways and
means coammittee will report not only
a general appropriation bill and a spe
cial appropriation bill, but will refuse
to yoke with appropriations of un
doubted merit those that are question
able, making the latter bills stand in
dividually on their merits befoie the
legislature and the governor.
VETO MESSAGES RETURNED.
But Nevertheless the Situa
tion Is Critical.
NEWS OF NORTHWEST
A REBEL ATTACK RIDICULOUS
Good Results Are Expected From the
Conference Betweeu Otis' and Agul
Miintc, Whose Rent Is Contested, Asks
to Be Taken Off Committee.
Olympia,' Jan. 14. Senator Mantz
today asked to be excused from serving
on the committee of elections and elec
tion oontests, inasmuch as his seat was
to be oontested, and that, in all proba
bility, the matter would be referred to
The chair stated that it was expected
that the contest in Mantz' district
would be referred to a speoial commit
tee. He did not know but that a spe
cial committee would yet be named.
Mantz was made chairman of the com
mittee on senate employes other than
regular, and Paul, of that committee,
was made ohairman of the election con
test committee. Keith was transferred
from the committee on fish to the com
mittee on printing, exchanging places
with Senator Biggs.
Eight hundred and forty-two citizens
ot Walla Walla petitioned for an as
sembly hall in the Walla Walla state
pen'tentiaiy. The request was made
on tne ground of public morals, as it
was churned an assembly hall for the
inmates of the penitentiary would
tend to improve their morals.
For a State Road.
Il the house a bill was introduoed by
Mooie, establishing a state road down
the Columbia river from Lyle, Klicki
tat county, to Washougal, Clark coun
ty, and appropriating $25,000 "therefor.
A concurrent resolution relating to
the wealth of Washington coal mines,
and requesting the secretary of the
navy to use Washington coal in prefer
ence to British Columbia coal,and call
ing upon eaid eecretary of the navy to
notify the legislature if any reason ex
ists why this cannot be done, was
offered by Calvert, and adopted.
House bill No. 78. offered by Bel
ford, who moved its advancement to
third reading after the title had been
read. It is an appropriation bill, car
rying $ 1,500 for the transportation of
prisoners, $500 for transporting juve
nile offenders, and $200 to pay travel
ing expenses of superior court judges.
On final passage it received by one neg
ative vote and 64 affirmative.
Senate concurrent resolution No. "2,
authorizing the purchase of a suitable
flag for the capitol, was taken up and
passed under suspension of the rules.
The senate concurrent resolution for
the printing and publication of 2,500
copies of Governor Roger's message
RAILROADS TO POOL ISSUES.
Manila, Jan. 16. The situation here
is undoubtedly critical,, but Major
General Otis has it well in hand, and
there is no such certainty of tiouble as
many believe. The rebels are concen
trated on the outskirts of the town,
and their leaders have issued strict or
ders that they shall act only on the de
fensive.. An accident might precipitate
trouble, but the idea of a rebel attack
upon Manila is ridiculous, as ine
Americans control the position.
Aguinaldo has republished the seo
ond manifesto in reply to the proclama
tion of General Otis, which was re
called on its first appearance, but it
has proved ineffectual.
On Wednesday, a false alarm, due
to trivial incidents occurring simul
taneously in opposite parts of the oity,
led to a general call to the United
States fdrces. In 15 minutes the en
tire city was covered. The prompti
tude of the Americans, while it created
a scare for the moment, effectually re
stored confidence throughout Manila,
and dispelled the excitement' due to a
passing fear on the part of the citizens
that an outbreak was imminent. It is
possible that the Filipinos, after the
diplomatic conferences that have been
held between the representatives of
General Otis and Aguinaldo, have
finally come to understand that the
cautious and conservative policy of the
Americans is not due to fear, and they
may accept the inevitable with good
grace. It is evident that at present
they are unable to appreciate the full
meaning of the independence demand
ed, and when they do understand its
extent, the American proposition will
HOUSE PASSES ONE BILL.
Report That Great Northern and North
ern Pacific Have Combined.
New York, Jan. 16. The Times says:
The announcement of the settlement of
recent disagreements between the Great
Northern and the Northern Paciflo
railroads proved to be one of the most
interesting statements Wall street has
lately had to consider and enthuse over.
In Northern Pacific common slock
there is reason to believe that a pool
has been formed, including in its mem
bership the strongest financiers of Wall
street, among others, friends of J. P.
Morgan, Governor Flower and John
This pool, credited with a capacity
beyond any such recent combinations,
is believed to have as the basis for its
organization knowledge of plans which
will practically make the Northern Pa
ciflo and the Baltimore & Ohio one
pioperty. Some reports, probably dis
torted, have it even that Northern Pa
cific property would actually absorb
the B. & O. Under any circumstances,
it is declared there will be direct man
agement and personal supervision of
policy by James J. Hill.
Klondike at Home.
Hillsboro, Jan. 16. While ditching
on his beaverdam at Farmington, five
miles southeast of this city, George
Robinson struck a goldVearing quaita
ledge which assays $42 to the ton. The
ledge is between two and thiee
feet in width. The lead runs north
and south, pitching east. Near it are
two other ledges, the rock from which
Las not yet been assayed.
The ledgo was discovered several
days ago, but the matter was kept very
quiet until today, and the only trouble
to be encountered is in getting water.
No gold had ever before been found at
Farmington, but old miners considered
the indications there very good.
Senate Discusses the Question of Open
Washington, Jan. 16. The honse
today passed the diplomatic and consu
lar appropriation bill without an
amendment. During the general de
bate two set speeches were made
against imperialism by Carmack and
Gaines, of Tennessee. The diplomatic
and consular bill is the sixth of the
regular appropriation bills to pass the
house. Seven budgets yet remain to
be acted upon. The bill as passed car
Washington, Jan. 16. Little busi
ness was tiansacted by the senate in
open session today. Sixteen bills on
the piivate pension calendar were
passed, and a joint resolution extending
the thanks of congress to Miss Clara
Barton and other officials of the Red
Cross Sooiety for their beneficent woik
in Armenia and Cuba waB adopted.
Cockrell entered a motion to recall
the bill which passed yesterday, author
izing the president to appoint Brigadier-General
T. H. Stanton a major
general, and place him on the retired
list with that rank. At 5 o'clock the
Debate In Open Sessions.
Washington, Jan, 16. The support
ers and opponents of the peace treaty
in the senate had their first contest
over that document today in executive
While the debate technically was
upon Senator Berry's motion providing
for the consideration in open session,
the entire question at issue was gone
over to a considerable degree. The dis
oussion continued from a few minutes
past 1 until 5, when the senate ad
journed foi the day without reaching
a vote upon the Berry motion.
Governor Rogers Sends the Wanted
Documents to the Senate.
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 18. Imme
diately after the reading of the mintues
in the senate, Lieutenant-Governor
Daniels announced the standing com
mittees. Plummer called for a committee of
five to group the oommitteesand recom
mend the number of clerks. Carried.
High presented a memorial from
Clark county settlers. He asked that
the memorial be refeired to the com
mittee on memorials, but that, inas
much as a similar document had been
introduoed in the house, he did not de
Bire the state put to the expense of
printing, the memorial.
On motion of Yeend, V. C. Gray, of
Stovens oounty, who is contesting the
seat of Senator C. A. Mantz, was al
lowed the privilege of the floor of the
The committee on the compensation
of senate employes reported as follows:
Secretary, $5; assistant secretary,
$4.50; sergeant-at-arms, $6; assistant
sergeant-at-arms, $4; minute, journal
and enrolling, engrossing and assistant
engrossing, bill and docket olerks and
stenographer, $4 each; judiciary clerk,
$4.50; pages, $2; all other employes,
including committee clerks, $3.50.
The vetoes or Governor Kogers on
bills aoted upon since the adjournment
of the last legislature were presented
together with the names of the ap
pointees of the governor.. The confir
mation of appointees was made a spe
cial order for January 20, at 11 A. M
On motion of Megler, the vetoes were
made a special order for January 17.
The votes cover, among others, the gen
eral appropriation bill. The ecep'
tions are: "The appropriation of $35,'
500 for the Cheney normal sohool,
$17,500 for tme maintenance of the
Whatcom normal school, and $20,000
for the equipment and improving the
grounds of tho said Whatcom norma
sohool are hereby objected to and dis
approveu, tne reason ior sucn uisap
proval being Buch appropriations are
opposed to a just public polioy at the
present time. With these exceptions
the bill is hereby approved."
Senate bill 250 appropriated $1,745
for the relief of George W. Babcoek
The governor's objections are: "From
information and belief, I consider thi
claim unjust. The claimant has his
remedy in the courts."
Senate bill 194, relating to tidelands
the ohief executive considers unconsti
The oommittee on grouping commit
tees was named as follows: Plummer
Wilshire, Paul, Megler and Carper,
Items of General Interest Gleaned
From the Thriving Facllln
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
TO ORGANIZE A CABINET.
Clerk's Salaries Fixed.
The first business of the day in the
house after invocation by Rev. Hem
L. Badger, reotor of St. John's, was
upon the speoial order involving the
adoption of the committee report
scheduling salaries of employes.
. Mr. Bellows submitted an amend
ment horizontally reduoing the schedule
50 cents on eaoh employe, but allowing
the proposed $3 extra compensation to
the speaker to stand. Roll-call on the
proposed amendment on salary of ohief
clerk showed the relative strength to
stand about 47 to 23 in favor of sus
taining the committee. Afteronemore
test ol stiength, the amendment waB
withdrawn by Mr. Bellows, and the
committee report waa adopted.
The speaker was authorized, on mo
tion of Smith of King, to employ a sec
retary at a salary of $4 per day.
Beala presented a petition from en
gineers and steam users of Skagit and
Snohomish counties for a law compell
ing inspection of boilers.
A resolution ' prevailed, offered by
Gupderson,. calling upon the state
land commissioner's offioe for informa
tion concerning value of the state's
granted capitol lands. The speaker ap
pointed Gunderson, Minard and Bed
ford as suoh committee,
A memorial was offered by Daniels,
praying for the pensioning of Indian
A Wheat Producer.
Uniontown, Wash., claims for the
southeastern corner of the Palouse
oountry the distinction of being the
greatest wheat-producing section of
the world. Within a radius of six
miles of that thriving town there were
raised this year upwards of 1,500,000
bushels of wheat, with good crops of
barley, oats, hay, vegetables, etc. Fall
wheat averaged from 42 to 52 bushels
to the acre and spring wheat 23 to 80
bushels. If any other ambitious cor
ner of the world desires to contest
honors for supremacy in grain-raising
the opportunity is offered. ,
The Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone
Company will soon oonneot Hailey,
Idaho, with all prominent plaoes by
long distance telephone. A line will
be constructed from Boise to Camas
Prairie, thenoe to Hailey by the Gold
Belt, and then to Blackfoot. Hailey
will be the headquarters of the '800
mile line between the Utah & North
ern and Boise. Telephone lines are be
ing extended over the prinoipal parts
of Burns, Or., and the Prineville Tele
phone Company is making extensive
A contraot to sell 12,000 pounds of
the 1899 hops at 10 cents per pound
has been made by Daniel Cavanaugh
to Faber & Neis, of Albany. Pros.
peots for fair prices for this year's crop
are very nattering. Hop men in Ore.
gon who held their crops and thus oh
tained better prices are now out of debt
for the first time in several years,
llorst Bros, bought several lots at
North Yakima within 10 days at 12
and 13 cents.
Advance In Kggs.
Eggs are worth 50 oents a dozen at
Colfax, Whitman countv. It would
seem policy for the Whitman farmers
to raise a million or two bushels less
wheat and put in a few aores of hens.
It. is muoh cheaper to raise a dozen
eggs than a bushel of wheat, yet Whit
man and other Eastern Washington
counties, whioh produced nearly 15
000,000 bushels of wheat last year,
import thousands of dollars' worth ol
daily and hog products and eggs every
The growing and shipping of fruit
inUhe vicinity ot Canyonville is now
eo iar advanced as to uring in consider
able of a revenue. Prunes, to the
amount of 1,500,000 pounds have been
sold at the average rate of over three
cents per pound, bringing in over $48,
000. Shippers are now getting ready
large consignments of winter apples,
and the prevailing prioe for turkeyB is
from 9 to 10g oents gross. Lime, sul
phur and salt for spraying purposes are
now in demand
General Brooke Has Decided to
Four Civil Secretaries.
Havana, Jan. 16. Gen. Brooke has
carefully considered the formation of
a cabinet of civil advisers, and has de
elded to have four secretaries the first
of state and government; the second of
finance, the third of justice and publio
instruction; and the fourth ol agricul
ture, industry, commerce and publi
works. Only prominent residents of
the islands will be invited to join the
The governor-general has received
acceptance from two. whoso names are
reserved until all four can be an
nounced. One of the othei two may
be a Spaniard, though it is probable
that all four will be Cubans.
General Eagan Censured.
Washington, Jan. 16. The war in-
Storin In Switzerland.
Berne, Switzerland, Jan. 17. A
heavy gale is blowing today, accora;, vestigating commission today passed a
panied in different parts of Switzerland resolution censuring Eagan for the
by torrential rains and snow, preat 'language he used when he appeared to
damage has been done. Many of the ' answer charges made against the corn-
mountain passes are blocked, ami it is tuissary branch of the army by Miles,
feared there will be serious avahnche
The United States gunboat Helena
reported at Port Said today, anfl, bar
Ing coaled, proceeded on her
and returned to him the carefully pre
pared typewritten statement which he
left with the oommisnion after reading
it to that bo4y. It is reported that
General Egan has concluded to exclude
the matter oomplained of.
Oregon Soldiers Will Coins ITome. '
Washington, Jan. 16. Representa
tive Tongue today saw Assistant Secre
tary Meiklejohn and asked hira if the
recent turn of events in the Philip
pines would mean that the Oregon vol
unteers would be retained in those
islands longer than was originally In
tended. He was informed that the
outbreaks would not change tlie depart
ment's plan, and that the Second Ore
gon would be sent home as suon as re
lieved by regulars.
Chewiiig-Guiu Trust Formed.
New York, Jan. 16. A combina
tion of chewing-gum manufacturers of
the United States was pracrtioally con
summated today, when the last con
tracts necessary to amalgamation were
executed in this city. The capital in
volved amounts to about $15,000,000.
The naval board on promotion wi'l
recommend that rewards he given to
Ensigns II. II. Ward and W. VV. Buck,
who acted as spies during the war witr
Governor Geer's University Regent!
Salem, Jan. 13. Governor Geer
sent to the senate this morning the ap
pointment of Dolph, Bean and Senator
William Smith, of Baker, as mem
bers of the hoard of regents of the state
university, and Holt as trustee of the
SuhlierB' Home, the same as Governor
Lord had named, and whioh were with
drawn yesterday except Smith in
place of Kincaid. The nomination of
Smith "took the wind out of the sails"
of the opposition to the governor,
Selling expressed it, and instead oi a
fight all were confirmed immediately.
Two Additional Justices.
Upon the assembling of the lions
the committee on resolutions reported
back a resolution providing for an ex
emulation of the books of the state
board ot school land commissioners,
with an amendment that the commit
tee be allowed only one clerk, at a sal
ary of $3 per day. The resolution was
adopted as amem'ed.
After the first leading of the bill by
Beach of Multnomah to regulate
building and loan associations, Moody
asked the consent of the house to take
up and place on its third' reading the
bill providing for relief of the supreme
court, and an increase of the number
of justices of the supreme court to five.
The bill passed by a vote of 37 to 17.
An innovation in mining that will
be of the greatest value to the people
of Eastern Oregon is the establishment
at Baker City of a bromine-chlorine
plant, for the working of refactory
ores, which have hitherto been con
sidered as worthless. The Goloonda
plant, being erected by J. G. English
and others, and which is expected to
be in operation very soon,
will increase to a great extent the busi
ness of the Baker City merchants.
The Taeoma & Roche Harbor Lime
Company, whioh is the chief lime
works in the Northwest, shipped 100,-
000 barrels last year, against 90,000 in
1897. The increase was both foreign
and local, and the president, J. S. Mo-
Millin, says he expects an increase this
year of at least 50 per cent, basing bii
estimates on trade conditions and or
ders now on band. This business is
a fair indioator of the demand foi
Wheat Walla Walla, 60c; Valley,
62c; Bluestem, 63o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.20; graham,
$2.65; Buperfine, $2.15 per (barrel.
Oats Choice white, 40 41c; choicf
gray, 89 40c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $2224; brew
ing, $23.50 per ton.
Millstuffs- Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16.00
Hay Timothy, $910; clover, $7
8; Oregon wild hay, $6 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 5055o!
seconds, 45 50o; dairy, 4045o store,
Cheese Oregon full cream, 12)ot
Young America, 15o; new cheese,
10c per pound.
Pouljirv Chickens, mixed, $2.253
per dozen; hens, $3.504.00; springs,
$1.253; geese, $6.007.00 for old.
$4.505 for young;' ducks, $5.00
60 per dozen; turkeys, live, 15 (g
16c per pound. '
Potatoes 70 85c per sack; sweets,
2c per pound.
Vegetables Beets, 90c; turnips, 750
per sacK; garlic, 70 per pound; can
bage, $1 1.25 per 100 pounds; cauli
flower, 75o per dozen; parBnips, 75o
per saok; beans, 8c per pound; celery
7075o per dozen; cucumbers, 50c pet
box; peas, 83c per pound.
Onions Oregon, 75c$l per sack.
Hops 1517o; 1897 crop, 46o. '
Wool Valley, 1012o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 13c; mobair,
28c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 4c; dressed mutton, 7c;
spring lambs, 7o per lb.
Eogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.25;
light and feeders, $3.00 4.00; dressed,
$5. 00 5. 50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, 3.60$3.75;
cows, $a.5U3.UU; dressed oeet.
1 6)0 per pound.
Veal Large, 66c; Bmall, 78o
per pound. '
Onions, 8590o per 100 pounds.
Beets, per Back, 75c.
Turnips, per sack, 60 75c.
Carrots, per sack, 4560o.
Parsnips, per sack, $1.
Cauliflower, 50 90a per doz.
Cabbage, native and California
$1.00 1.50 per 100 ponnds.
Apples, 85 50c per box.
Pears, 60c$1.50 per box.
Prunes, 50o per box.
Butter Creamery, 27o per pound;
dairy and ranch, 1822o per pound.
Cheese Native, 1312c.
Poultry Old hens, 14o per pound;
spring chickens, 14c; turkeys, 16c.
Fresh meats Choice dressed beel
BteerB, prime, 87c; oows, prime,
6c; mutton. 7c; pork, 67o; veal,
Wheat Feed wheat. $22.
Oats Choice, per ton, $24.
Hay Puget Sound mixed, $9.00
11; choice Eastern Washington tim
othy, $15. -.
Com Whole, $23.50; cracked, $24;
foed meal, $23.50.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$252U; whole, $22.
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.50;
straights, $3.25; California brrnds,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.75; graham,
per barrel, $3.60; whole wheat flour,
$3.75; rye flour, $4.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $14;
shorts, per ton, $18.
Feed Chopped feed, $2028 pei
ton; middlings, per ton, $17; oil cake
meal, per ton, $35.
Ban Francisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 1012opef
pound; Oregon, Eastern, 1012o; Val
ley, 15 17c; Noithern, 9ll0.
Millstuffs Middlings, fl831.00;
bran, $15.60 18.60 per ton.
On ion s Si 1 verskin , 50 7 5c per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery, 28o;
do seconds, 25 26c; fancy dairy, 28o;
do seconds, 2023o per pound.
Eggs -Store, 25 30c; fancy ranch,
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
2.60; Mexican limes, $6ig)8.60; Call-
Big Cargo to the Orient.
The N. Y. K. steamshiD Rioinn
Maru sailed from Seattle last week for : fornia lemons, $2. 00. 800; do ohoioe,
the Orient, with one of the heaviest . $3.604.60; per box,
cargoes ever taken from that port
freiuht inoluded 4,000 bales of cotton,
13 carloads of pig lead, 14 cars of wood
pulp, besides a great quantity of fioul
and miscellaneous goods. Anothei
cargo soon to be shipped to the same
port will contain 700 tons of salted
salmon, brought over from the Fraser
Bids for County Bonds.
The couty commissioners of Gal
latin county, Mont., reoeived bids last
Monday for the purchase of funding
bonds to the amount of $187,000.
These bonds are made payable in 20
years, and are to bear Interest at the
rate of 6 per cent per annum, payable
semi-annually in the city of Bozeman,
The oounty reserves the right to redeem
any of the bonds after 10 years, by
giving 80 days' notice.
Flax Industry Growing.
A result of recent agitation through
out Oregon for the cultivation of flax,
as a commercial commodity, is the
lowing of a considerable aoreage this
fall to flaxseed. The Portland Linseed
Oil works is furnishing seed to farmers
on application, agreeing to take tboir
pay from proceeds of crops raised, for
which orop they will contraot at prices
that mean handsome returns.
The Seven Devils.
It is ourrently believed that the
Northern Paoi Ho is making strenuous
efforts to establish a line to connect
with the Seven Devils railroad, and
thus tap a rich copper region.' The
Northwestern Railway Company has
also three crews of surveyors in the
field, and is preparing the way for
graders from Huntington to the Ox
bend of Snake river, and from there
to the Peacock mine. There are now
! 28 O. R. & N. surveyors working from
Keating, on Lower Powder river, to
Eagle valley, arranging for the con
struction work from Baker City to
Flan to Modernize Home.
Rome, Jan. 13. The Marquis di
Medici has prepared for the govern
ment his plans of a project to make
Rome a seaport. He estimates the
cost at $12,000,000. Medici is ene of
the wealthiest men in Italy, and is
prominent as an engineer. He has al
ready executed gigantio works regulat
ing the flow of the river Tiber, at a
cost of over $60,000,000, and con
structed a number of railroads and
other feats of engineering.
A Good Showing.
The Whatoom creamery has turned
out 83,840 pounds of butter, or over
lb tons since May 1, 1898. Patrons de
liver their cream and receive 24 cents
per pound for the butter yielded. The
, sum ol $8,802 has thus been paid out to
Whatcom oounty residents since May.
The creamery will continue in opera
lion all winter.
It is said that the eleotrio cabs in
New York city did a recoid business
during the blizzard and proved their
Hew Bank Proposed.
A new bank, the second in the town,
fs new project now being planned for
Lewiston, Mont. The capital is ex
pected to be $100,000, of which amount
Fergus county people have already
subscribed for $00,000 worth. Goorge
Bach, formerly Of Utica, will be cah
ier, and the principal promoter! are
II. Hodgson, David Hilger, Herman
Otten and Louis Landt. The bank
will open its doou in perhaps a week
The Golden Spike.
February 1 the oitizons of Globe;
Ariz., will celebrate the completion to.
that point of the Gila valley, Globe &
Northern. The regulation golden spike
will be driven, and the citizens ot
Globe will make the event an auspi
cious ope. The probabilities are that
the Southern Pacific will make special
rat. its to Globe from all points between
Los Ailgeles and El Paso, and that the
inhabitants of that section of country
will t'Jtn out in gala attire.