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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 8, 1895)
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THE BUSINESS WORLD
GOOD IAQX'IRY FOR ALL IvI.XDS OP
The "Wheat Trade Report lis Tele-
crapb General Produce and
There as m&re business done In the vegtaol
line yesterdaj than far ?veral weeks. In faet.
about the only demand existing on rront street
was for green produce The steamer brought up
a. he.iv lot of California vegetables, and nearly
everything received cleaned up promptly at
firm priees. There are no changes In quota -nans
for country produce, receipts th far this
reek being light. Groceries provhne, etc.
are steady at firmer rat"
The Coffee Market.
Ooffe, eepeciall high grades of at! kinds,
ure exceedingly Arm. The crop of Javas and
Mochas is the shortest on record for many
3 ears, and tilth extreme!) limited Ktoeka in this
ountry prices are all ranging higher. Even
low grades of. ooSea are .bringing full prices, al
though at the beginning of the seaon all lidl
catiens were that loner figures veuM prevail.
The ci-arings of the leading dtle of Uie
X nited States yesterday wre as follows.
Portland .-. 5 7S.t)Sil ? 43,iS
seattle UI.112 35,517
Tacoma 1S14S7 15 6T5
.e TerK vo.rcuou 4 SU!,0u4
lioxten 14 tan Mfl l.SHSS
Kaltlmare 2,1 13.77 .C0 2O
Puilad'ipbta s rsaMcVl 1 71S 4"0
&i. Lula .' iM.i.r.rj ais,7i;
THE GRI MARKETS.
Prices Paid for Av Iient lit Ilonie and
The local grain inarlt is reported quiet .t
unchanged quotations, TTVjC per e r.tal for Val
ley and J7&fr"li ier cental fur "VValfci "alia
being the range given for export value.
At Ae lork.
KV "iORK. Jan. 7 Hour Dull. stead
Wheat KeceiptK SI 4V), exjo-t8, S23 001;
tales, S,M.i,O00. future?. 700 lmhehs tpt mar
ket, dull nd Jc lower, closing firm. Nt. 2 red
More and el rater. UVAi,Vc. atleat. JtrC3c
fob, (KCMjRI&c: ungraded red. rfrG.!c: .. 1
Xorthern, 70r7Ic. Options ojventd strung, anl
advanced e,ra'hlc on firmer cables, decreased
stocks, foielgu lMiing. local covering and ex
pected large decrease In the visible: fell ViS'r"
on the large Increase on passage and veaker
Meet, closing stead at V-so under baiurdaj,
with a fair trade May nKwt active Closing
price: No S ed, Januarv, OlVJc: Tebruao.
ulc; March, tXl'c Max, CUJic. June, fi2c;
t'lllCACO Jan 7. Wheat Urau with i?n8
vf abatement in the demand, compared with
that prevailing at the eh baturdav. The nu
JiHltj lul Ma wheat for sale at Ss'-t when
the market opened, and continued to press it
for about So minute, at which time it had de
clined to TiSh. It wa.1 the impression at the
t me that the visible would sIkjvv a decri-at.
of not to exceed S5 WM lupis VV hen Xew
lork Mocks, which it bad been assumed would
allow a decrease rf frfKIOOO husheK, proved to
have fallen off nearl IKm) ui0 buslieH inc-e Mon
la last, the businefw had more -plrlt in it, and
the market recovered its earl loss The market
hllffened, Mr advancing to r.S?,c. The viable
nhowed a. decrease of o'O.OiW huMieW, but the
xpeculators hoW heavilv, causing a jeactimi.
May closed at She, and January at Tile.
Liverpool Sjnt Market.
1 I "EHlOOL, Jan 7 heat Spot Jirm, d
mand moderate. No. S red winter, -i lt)d, No
S red spring, Tc Sd. No 1 hard Manitoba. Tii.
No 1 California, ft S1! 1'utures openeil teadv,
with near and dintant positions unchnnged to
Sd hlghr businetti alKMit cquallv distrtbuicd.
Januarv. 4 mivi, TeJiiuarv. 4s lOd, Manh, 4i
10d; April. 4k lid, Mav, 4-i ll,d
Corn bpot, steailj , American mixed, new. 4s
id 1'utures openetl firm. v ith near and distant
08ltions Sd higher, tlosetl steady and Sd higher,
Januarv. 4s llid. rebruarv. 4x Sd. March and
prll. 4b SHd, Mav. 4s Sd
Flour Stead , demand moderate, it. Louis
fancy winter, Ss 5td.
VInIIiIc Supply of Grain.
NKW lOUK, Jan. 7 The Aisible uppl uf
grain on Januarv S, a- compilelt bv the Cew
loik Produce Hxchange, is as follows;
Mheat b.ssO (HX r7. (x0
'urn ldbTJPiH) 1,IJO()0
Oats . . btCI. WK S:IHH)
Kye 4iV).(K "JiOlXk)
liarlej S.t.bl.XHt SIJ.WHI
Ucerlioliiu) Grain Itcporl.
LlVEltPOOL, Jan. 7. Yl heut Cargoes off
oMist. nothing doing, on po.vae. ilrm, with
less offeiing. Knglisli countrj marketv, firm;
w heat and Hour in Pari", firm.
American vomcn are j-ud to be Krow
Ing: taller. The effect of good cooking
prepared ith Dr. Price's Calcine; l'ow
ilor. 1.HCAU Ql OTATIOAS.
Price Current In the Produce Mar
ket " eMterdn .
Tour 1'ortlaad, Salem, Cascadla and Da
ton are quoted at $J 40 ier barrel. Gold Drop,
$J 0.'., Snow Hake. $J 35, Benton coun, ?S 40,
graham, $S 1562 40, superfine. ?J.
Oats Good white are quoted at S52Gc per
lmsll; milling. STfrSOc; gra, S3e27c Rolled
vats are quoted as follows: Bag. $A 70 Q C.
barrels, ?0t) S5. cases, $3 75
Barley Peed Iwrlej. U50C74C per cental,
brewing, bOgSJc per cental, according to the
MIHsuifTh-Itran. jn ). middlings, $13 W);
hop feed. Jlo 17. middlings, none in market,
thicken wheat, 75c per cental.
llav Good. $1C10 per to
Uulter Plrm; farvc creamerj" Is quotetl at
l&S274e. fancj- dalrv. SOffSS'tc; fair to good,
l&i' 17Vjc, common. lSVaC
Olieec Oregon, fair. J10c per iound; fanc,
lUlSVsC. oung America. JlOc. bwiss, 1m-jHH-ted.
SO'Jc. domestic. 14 lac.
Potatoes Sob-IOc per tack
Onlon Good Oregon. 7&6tHe per cental
l'oultr' Chlekeno, .' WM M per dot. ducks,
54f4 SO, aeeve. ?ftgT. turkev. live. l-'14c
per pound, dressed, choiee. lalbc
Presh fruit California grapes are quoted at
Vefe$l per crate; good Oregon apples bring $i
Sfl S3 per b. Jersei cranberries. $14; pears.
$101 15 per box, persimmons, $1 sifl its per
Uggs Oregon, scarce and firm at Sac per dor..
Tropical fruit California lemons are quoted at
$3 MHfC ). fc4Wlv ?0 50. bananas, $j wvf
3 30, Klotlda oranges, ?44f4 S5 per box; Cali
fornia navels, $3 50 ier box. pineapples. Hon
olulu. $3 50. "sHgar-loaf. $5. Figs-California
black, boxes, quoted at $1 S3, sacks. 4trXc; lil
lfornla white. 10-pound boxes, ?i logi 15; ;,
pound boxes. $S 50. sacks. Otfbc Turkish, boxe,
146'16c: fancj, large, S0Slc. bags, 10c
Oregon vegetables Cabbage, 1flc per pound.
kiiuash. 05c per dosen.
California vegetables liruete sprouts, 5ftuc
per pound, string boons, iSflSa per pound,
kreen lea, lS13c per pound; artichoke. 51 S3
per dosen; cauliflower. V0c ier dozen, sweet po
tatoes. Jl 501 75 per cental, cucumbers, 73c
per dozen, asparagus, lJc per pound.
Nuts Almonds, soft shell. lS14c pec pound;
paper shell. 10917c. new crop California wall
nuts, soft sheik lSV-c, standard walnuts, lt4g
lie. Ohio chestnuts, new crop. 14915c; pecans.
ISifilCe. Braills. 12VslSc; IMberts. 14ri5c; pea
nuts, raw. fancy. 5g7c; roasted. 10c; hickorj
nuts, &&10c. oocoanuu. lKc per dosen.
Mool Valley. "TtWc. aoeordtng to qualitv,
mpqua. 7fctc. Eastern Orogon. 7c
Hoes Quotable at 407c per pound, according
3ae Venlon. 5c per pound: bear 4$Cc;
rabbtu. &8S 50 per doscn; ducks, teal, ?i ssi
-n-idgoan. $1 75. mallard. ?S. geec. S.
lrovisien Eastern hams, medium, quoted at
13H14c per pound, hams, picnics, lliSc,
ureakfaK bacon. 14915c, short ciear sides, ll
33c. drj- salt sides. 10llc; dried beef hams.
nei5c; lard, compound, in tins. KCM0c; pure,
la ttes. lllSVuc, ptgs feet. 5ts, $S aS
53 S6. Wts, 51 25.
The Merchandl.se Market.
Sfthaon CotumWa river. No. 1 talte. $1 25
3 W. No. 2 talK 262 50; fnacj. No. 1
flats. 1 761 . Alaska. No. 1 tan. $1 SOU
1 30. N. 2 tails, fl J0S Si
Coal-Stead . dsHnoMlc, f57 50 per ten. for
eans-hMlt wWte. No. 1. sfce jW pMtnd.
butter. 3c. bayau. 3c: JAnta. 5e.
Sugar U. 4He. C. 41; ra C, 4JSe; drj"
gran., 5"J aibe, eruhed sad pw4crd. 4c
per pound- Je per pound dtscount on all grades
for prompt cash, h&f-barrels, c more than
barrels; maple rugar. 15lGc per pound.
Cordage Manilla rope. l-Inch. is quoted at
DJc. and sisal. Cc per poand.
Coffee Costa Rica, 2223c; R,o, SOgSSc:
Salvador. 2lC21c: Mocha. SCSSc; Padang
Java, Sic; Palembang Jara. SO & SSe; Lahat
Java, S3S5: Arbuckle'a Mekoka and Lion.
822 30 per 100-pound case, Columbia, fSl SO per
The Meat Market.
Bef Gross, top steers. 52 SSffS 35; fair to
good steers,, $2. cows, f 1 73g2, dressed beef,
3S94Kc ptr pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers. SI 75;
ewes. Jl 50a 55; lamb. 2c per pound; dressed
mutton. 3&4e: lamb. 4c
Veal Dresed, rniall, 5c; large. 3 4c pr
Regs Groe. choice heavj. S3 754. light and
feeders, $2 73; dred. Se per poand
AEU' TORK VTOCIC 3IRKCT.
Another Decline Recorded in Oregon
NEW YORK. Jan. 7 The declaration of the
regular qHarterlr dividend of ' per cent in
Chicago Gas and 14 per cent in New Jerv
Central were factors for strengthening these
stocks, and helped to Mrengthen the general
market. Another favorable Influence was the
good market for Americans on the London ex
change, which liad moved prices up so that
arbitrage buing was possible at a profit, and
a sharp covering demand in Chicago Gas tent
that stock up S per cent to 76 In the late deal
ings the entire market gave waj a fraction,
and the market closed heavv. but In most in
stance, at an advance on Satunlaj's final sales
of fi' jjer cent, the latter in Northwestern
preferred. Sugar and Manhattan gained per
cent. Among Uie shares which showed declines
are: MI-ouri Pacific, ?; National Starch. 1;
O-egon SlHM-t Line & Utah Northern and Ten
nessee Coal a Iron, g eaeh. Northern Pacific.
Iowa Central preferred. Sugar preferred and
Distilling. I per cent.
The bond market ivas strong and nvoderatelv
active througliout the laj. ales aggregated
Monej on call, easy at li-i per cent, closed at
lt; prime mercantile paier. 246413 per cent:
aterHng exchange, quiet but firm, with actual
buisnes in banl crs- bills at $4 SS4 SS?4 for
demand, and S4 7-iff4 ST for CO davt; posted
rales. $4 kYtili f,: commercial bills, $4 JjUfc,;
silver certiftcate, GOc bhl.
Government bonds, firm, state bonds, dull;
railroad bonds, strong.
Petroleum btrong, Pennsvlvania oil sales,
none; rebruarv option vales, OuOO; ctoed at
Bonds ciood at New York jeiterdaj as fol
lows. V S. 5s. reg HG$,,Erfe Sds r.
do 5s. coup 117 'G. II. . S. A. 0s.. i7
do 4s. reg 113 1 do 7s.. 100
do 4s, coup .. ..lit IH SL T. Cent. 5s .101
do 2s. reg. 7 do s lOJC
I'aclfic Cs of 'i)i..ltK) M. K. T. 1st 4s.. M)l
Ala, class A 102 do Sd 4s 45't
do B 104 iMuL. Union ls IDS
do C tu iv. J. C. gen 3s....lll t
do currem Sor. Pacific Ists ..114
La new enrols. . "131, i, js si
Missouri .s kk) IVmthwest cons .. .14JSt
N Carolina (. Utfe do K. deb 5s. lift
do 4s y Rio Gr. AVesu Ihts 07
S Car. nan fund .. lriSt Paul cons . 7.1-S
Term new set s .84, , do C. i. P. W. 5s.H0
lo 5s im) 3t. Louts & I. M.
do old 0 1 gen. 5s 78'-.
Va. Centuries S'tfjuSt. Louis & S P.
o def l.:ii, Ken .s l(c:
Atchion 4 04 iTet Pacific lsts... s4
do M A 17 do Sd 4 21
Can iouih. 2tN ..Ueji'p p. j,ts 0f 'MCS..104
C I'. lst of ", .looyju'est bhore 4s ...104S.
Den & R. G. 7s..H5 (b0. R R. 5s 7!
do 4 fcOtil
The cloning quotations for stocks on the New
Yor.c Stock Exchange jesterda were as fol
low Atchison 4 North Am. CV 3
Adams Exjuess 14U V. Y. Central 'KSH
Alt. . Tar. Haute .JtA. N. "i. &. N. Eng... .rji,
do pref. Ills lOntano . "Western IV
Am. Express ... lit Oregon Imp IOV2
Bait. i. Ohio t.l Oregon Nav 1IV,
Can Pacific . . 5C? Oregon Short Line
Can Southern . -tm S. I tali Northern 5
Central Pacific ... 14 (Pacific Mail 21
Ches. &. Ohio .... rj, Peoria. IX &. Ev... J'
Chicago & AltonMK. IPittsburg 157
Chi . Bur. 4 Q 71 .Pullman Palace ..153
Chicago Gas TalRendlng U'g
Con Gas 1ST Rlch. Terminal .. 15
O C C & St. L.. .17t,I do pref 20
tol Coal . lion., l.llio Gr. extern . PP
Cot. Oil Cert 23 do prer 4 5
Del. &. Hudson ..1JG iRock Island (llK
lel . Ijck. 4 ..15b4t.t. Piul .MP,,
Den 4 R. G. pref. 34 do pref 117
Disc A. C P. Co .. lOL P. 4 Omaha... 32
Erie W do pref 110
do pref 21Vi,Southern Pacific... 174
Fort Wavnc 157 Sugar Refiner. .. . 74
Gr. North. pref.,.10J Tenn Coal JC Iron . 144
till &. E I pref. US ITexas Pacific 'V4
Hocking Vallej .... ItitTol. . O C pref . Ti
111 Central S! ll'mon Pacific HVj
St. l'nul &. Dul.. . SO P. S Express 4J
Kjtn. .v Tex. pref.. SSVi Wah . St. L. &. P.. 5
Lake E &. . .. H.'t do pref TVS
do pref 70 IWells-Pargo Ex...l(C
Lake shore 1551m estern Union ... J7
l?ad Trust M', heeling JL L. E.. 10&
LouK S. Nash .... 5JjKl do pref 40
touis. i New Al .. ( (Minn 4 St. Louis, ss
Man. Con 105 Den t Rio Grande IOV4
Mem. S. Charlts.. 10 (General Electric .. 34
Mich Central .... T. (Vat, Linseed 1S
Missouri lMcific. S3ViCol I'uel &. Iron . S".
Mobile 4 Ohio 10 i do pref 70
Nash & Chat,... uT. ill & Te. Cent. . S'4
National Cordage. 7VToledo. A. A. & N.
do pref 11U) Mich 1"4
N. J. Central SttTol . St Louis JC
Nor. &. pref... 17141 Kansas Cltv 1
Northern Pacific :i do pref ;
do pref 17MSo R- K li
P. P.. D. &. Gulf., r.fc.1 do pref 3(P,
Northvestern .... !i5Vm. Tobacco li7at
do pref 143 do pref 107
SAN riiANCISCO. Jan 7 Tlie ofbcial clos
ing quotations for mining stocks toda were as
Alta $0 4:Hale 4 Norcross fO 00
Alpha Con lOfJusticc S3
ndes 34!Kentuck Con 7
Belcher t Ladv "Wash Con.. 7
Belle Isle 5Mexican HI
Bet & Belcher... :7 Mono SO
Bodle Con S3 ML Diablo 10
Bullion S Occidental Con ft
Bulwer Con S Ophlr 1 03
Caledonia loOvcrman S3
Challenge Con .. 40lPotosl ;c
Chollar 45!savage 52
Confidence .. .. N'ltScorplon ......... 4
Con Cal. 4 Va .. 3 C5Slerra Nevada C5
Con. Imperial . 1 Silver Hill 3
Crown Point ... CTR'nlon Con CI
Gould & Currj... 4Jiellow Jacket 41
NEW "iORK. Jan 7. Mining stocks todav
closed as follows.
Bulwer 50 Oft Ontario S 50
Chollar 5ROphlr 1 50
Crown Point .... Plv mouth S3
Con Cal t Va .. 3 .V. Quicksllv er 1 50
Deadwood 40 do pref 15 00
Gonkl 4 Cu-rv.... 35 sierra Nevada ... 50
Hale & Norcross. 1 00tiandard 1 s4)
Honiestahe ll 50 Union Chi . .. CO
Mexican 73 ellow Jacket ... 43
lit the sunny South Dr. Price's Cream
Baking Powder is pre-eminently the
London Plnmicinl evvs.
NEW "ORK. Jan. 7 The Evening Posf
London cablegram savs: The markets "were un
certain toda. The rumored retilgnatuin of Sir
William Harcourt and of complications in the
cabinet had no effect on stocks. Americans had
a strong tspurt on small having in the bear mar
ket on rumors about currency proposal.; i
President Cleveland, and a poeitle Issue of
United Stales 3 per cent bonds. Verj little
stock changed hands, the buving being not in
HunUal, and there was a set-back afterward.
nnllion and Exchange.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 7. Follow Ing are the
bank rates for bullion and exchange In this
market: Drafts on sight. New York, per $100.
Tfec. do telegraphic 10c: sterling bills on Lon
don. CD-day bank. $1 &7i: do sight, $4 SO. da
commercial, fl S5; silver barb, per ounce.
5seO0e. Mexican dollars. 500Glc.
LONDON, Jan. 7 Bar silver. S7 7-10J. con
soK lOJK. Bank of Engtaad discount rate. S
SAX FRACISCO TRADE.
Prices and Comment Front the Ila
S.VN FRANCISCO Jan. 7 Flour Net casli
prices for family extras. $3 40&3 53 per barrel:
bakers' extras. J3 9998 40; superfine. ?2 S06
S 55 per barrel.
"Wheat The market preserves a tadv- tone.
OnTerings are not of liberal proportkms. -while a
fairlv active demand ia reported. No 1 ship
ping wheat is quotable at S7V,e per cental, with
SSc for choiee. Milling grades are stead at
?7c. Walla Wane, wheat is quotable at
7Hc for fair averag-. MS5e for blue-stem,
and 70r7M4e for damp stock.
Barlew The market remains of a pasdve char
acter. tnMtoacttons beinc of very light volume.
Peed, fair to god TSfrblt . choice SSVc.
Oate Arrivals of nearl 12.000 centals from
the Harth uda rather dispelled the Improved
feeMng. which developed last Satrda. MONng
oats arc mwted at ?1J1 12 por eental, ur-nri-
51 "31 15 'ac feed $1 &lk
1 074; rood to choice. 92m?37,5c. poor to fair.
S74tt)c black, 51 15ffl 30. red. St OT491 15.
Hops Quotable at 54JSc per pound.
Potatoes Market Is well furnished. Volunteer
new potatoes. Vja per lb.; Early Rose, 3537c,
River Jteds. 30e33c, Burbanka. 35050c; Oregon
Bin-banks. 50ff75c; Salinas Barbanks, 75c$l.
sweets. 5(HJ73c per cental.
Onions Quotable at 40805c pe- centaL-
Wool Fall Free Northern. 7CS4C Northern
defective, 567c; Southern ard San Joaquin, light
and free, 5guc. do. defective. 3$4c
Call board. Afternoon Wheat Quiet and
steadv - Maj DIc asked. Barlej Weak. Jan
uarj. S0,c. May yO4c.
The produce receipts were Flour, packs.
1S.040. Oregon, 4441. "Washington, 274, wheat,
centals. 53 4 VS. Oregon 744C, Washington. 22.
374. barlej. centals JOSS; Oregon 331, Wash
ington. SU00, oats, centals, 100; Oregon, tt70i).
Washington, lsM. corn, centals, 2170. beans,
sacks. SftPS, potatoes sacks, 1033; Oregon, 047.
Price Realised for LIveKtoek at Chi
ciiro and Oninha.
CHICAGO. Jan. 7. The number of choice fat
steers in the market today was comparatively
small and that sort sokl at about steadv prices,
but ordinary to good steers and commoner
grades of butchers and canners stocks -were
weaker. For this time of the ear receipts
were unusuallv large. Saks were reported all
the waj from ?1 S31 50 for poor cows; ?5 40
5 73 for steers of extra qualit.
In liogs, it was hard to get ?4 40 for anv
thlng less tlwn St0 pounds, and the greater part
of the light stunt sold at prices ranging down
ward from 4 13 There were manv a!es of
common light at $8 S563 75. hearv -veights at
54 U)fii 70 Shippers bought freelv.
Slieep The cloe was $1 5033 40 for poor to
choice, and $S S33 S3 for lambs.
Cattl Receipts, 1S,000. calves, 00. hegs,
43,000; sheep, IS.Ooo
Groeerien. Etc., lu the Eat.
NEW Y'ORIC. Jan. 7 Hops Steadj .
Pig iron Dull- Scotch, $1'.11JF20. American.
$U 50813. Tin Steadj; straits, steadj, $13 53
33 4"; plates, quiet. Spelter Quiet; domestic,
S3 S3. Lead Dull; exchange price. $3 05. Cop
per Steadj ; exchange price. ? fc5fi) !W.
Coffee Options closed dull at 5S0 points
net decline, Januarj. $1 5 05; December, $1 1 UK
Spot coffee Rio, quiet; No. 7, 15&c; mild, quiet.
Sugar Raw, lirmlj held; refined steadj.
CIIICVGO, Jan 7 Provisions were dull; Maj
po-k closed unchanged; Maj lird closed Sttc
lnglier, and Mav rlbh unchanged Mess pork
Janunrv. Sll 53"; Mav, $11 S3 Lard Januarv ,
50 wy. Mav. 57 074. Ribs Januarj, $5 SJ-;
Mav, fC 0714
Ilopa tit London.
LONDON, Jan 7. Hops Pacifies, u 13s.
A $460,000 JACK-POT.
Neither Times "Nor Poker Gnmex Are
AVIuit They laed to He.
"Ttmes out "West are not what they used
to be. The bonanza farmers who threshed
10,000 and 13.000 actes of wheat, the ranch
men v.ho thought they were poor unless
thej had 100,000 bteers, and the miners
who carted 63 and 70 tons of ore to the
smelter when silver was worth $L20 are
mighty scarce these daj&, I can tell yeu.
I did not ee one here all last winter.
They were staling at home and cutting
their ov n firewood, while their wnes put
new seats in their husband's last year's
So to a Chicago reporter spoke an old
timer who has known both slopes of the
Rocky mountains utrce he was a boy.
"There are a few of them left in Dener
and Trisco, and some of them are living
in Kansas Citv and Omaha, but I hae
noticed that thej don't ride in, special
cat any more, and plant whisky is good
enough now for those whoa few j ears ago
wouldn't drink anj thing but champagne
and a little bitters on a lump of sugar.
I recollect &eems a game of poker at the
International hotel, in Chejenne, once
when every chip represented a ster, and
it wasn't uncommon to have 100 in the
pot. The game got to running pretty high.
"It was in the billiard-room, with a lot
of people looking on, and the plaj ers w ere
on their nerve. Tmally a jack-pot was
opened for 10W steers cattle were then
worth 520 a head on the range. The opener
drew one card and the betting com
menced, first 500 and then 1000 steers at a
lick until two of the plajers got cold feet
and dropped ouL Finally the opener called
with S4G0.O00 on the table. The other man
threw down four aces and raked in the
pot. The opener, turning a little red in
the face, remarked: 'It's all jours,' and
then shoved five cards in the pack. Lots
of people afterward asked him what he
was betting on, but he never told. I
think he had four king, which would
have been good if there had only been an
ace behind them."
Western hospitality is proverbial and
the food served is cooked w Ith Dr. Price's
De Les.s3eiH' Ph stent Grcatncsx.
The phjsical heredity of De X.esseps
w as, perhaps, more notable than his men
tal inheritance. He would never have
earned the name of le grand Francais if
his body, in both nerve and muscle, had
not belonged to that generation which
swept Europe in the armies of Napoleon.
The academies of medicine and sciences
lately have occupied themselves with
memoirs assigning the cause of the pres
ent pljbical degeneracy to a century of
agitated ancestry, culminating in the
strain of the whole nation during the
Franco-Prusstin war. The modern edu
cation and the universal softness and
dissipation of modern citified life are
thought by manv to be a sufficient rea
son. "When Ferdinand de Lesseps was a
boy In the College Henri IV, at Paris, the
use of fire in winter for the sleeping
rooms, or even elsewhere to any extent,
was unknown, and no one wore under
clothing. He was the last of a generation
whose only breakfast, while waiting for
the noontide lunch, was a bit of dry
bread, eaten in the schoolvard and washed
down with cold water from the pump.
V New AViteheraft.
A man out in Kanbas who confessed to
having committed a murder has been ac
quitted, while the man under whose hyp
notic Influence lie claims to haie acted
was convicted of murder in the first de
gree. At this rate belief in hpnotijm is
In danget of producing results not unlike
those of Salem witchcraft. Jutt as the
mischievous Salemites declared that they
were bewitched by certain neighbors, so
any sort of rascal can declare that he
was hjpnotized to the commission of
crime bv an one whom his fancy sug
Rests. Kansas juries seem especially gul
lible. "W hither Are AVe Drifting-;
Lawjer (in 1?4) You want a divorce
from our wife? On what ground?
Husband (sobbing bitterlj Xon-sup-port,
ma'ma. I have had to earn m liv
ing for a whole ear. And I I was
raised, O, so dclieatelv !
Geo D Dormn, S F M J Kinnej . Astoria
L R Mead, S F J C Epperly. citv
A L Reed. Boston G L Birkmun. S F
B F Yreeland, Los Jos G Heins. South
Angeles, Bend. Wash..
F K Jones, Los An- M B Hoxie, Tacoma
geles J D GIIHIand. Oma.
L A Varner, Los A B Calder, Tacoma
Angeles B B Tuttle, city
P L Gerould. citv V Stephenson. USA
I K Carlisle, De- C Valentine, X Y
troit Frank Ritchie. St PI
S P Arnold. XT R J Franklin and
K H Ellsworth Salt wife. Helena.
Lake .Geo B Blanchard &
M C Miller, St. Jos.1 wife. Tacoma
B C Rlblet. Spokane Master Scott Blan
S R Porter. Spokane chard, Tacoma
S R Stern. Spokane Eugene L Lerunsky
S Liebenhauer, S I San rran
Rainier Grand Hotel. Seattle.
Opened October 2?. American plan rates
S3 to 15. De L. Harbaugh. Prop.
Occidental hotel. Seattle, removed to
"Tbir and Cherry &ts. A. A, Seagrayet prop.
SHOfiT LffiE'S POLICY
no.VDHOLBERS DISSATISFIED WITH
rXIOX PACIFIC MANAGEMENT.
The Osrden. Gateway Jlunt He 0end
Before the Road Can. Be Pnt
on a Satisfactory Basis.
OilAHA, Jan. 7. From outside sources
It is learned that all is not serene with
the recelv ers of the Union Pacific relativ e
to the fight to be made in resisting the
application of the consolidated and mort
gage trustees for a separate receiver for
the Oregon Short Line &. Utah Xorthern.
A. P. Boisevain, it is understood, has ex
pressed himself as being In s mpathy w ith
the movement of the loan and trust com
pany on the ground that he would like
to see the earung capacity of the Short
Line & "Utah Xorthern separated from the
Union Pacific. Another fruitful source
of worriment to the receivers comes m
the shape of a friendly interest of the
blanket mortgage and the Utah Xorthern
in the scheme of segregation, so that
things are beginning to be quite compli
cated. It is thought, however, if the Bois
sevaln and Richardson interests unite 111
attempting to secure a separate receiver,
that the application w ill likely prov e suc
cessful. Freight Traffic Manager Monroe
is on his way East to meet the receivers
and talk over the freight situation In con
junction with the application for a separ
ate receiver. Just what action the re
ceivers will take is not known, although
it is definitely decided to fight the ap
plication, but the grourds to be taken are
the subject of considerable discussion.
It stands to reason that the Union Pa
cific receivers will make a strong fight
against the granting of a separate re
ceivership for the Oregon Short Line, as
they have much to lose, and do not con
sider that thej have anj thing to gain bj
a separation of the two roads. If the
Short Line is taken out of their hands,
they will be left with practlcallj nothing
but the main line from Omaha to Ogden.
The Union Pacific needs an outlet to this
coast, and it needs the Short Line badlj.
It has been generallj' understood that
there was a strong feeling among the
bondholders of the Oregon Short Line
against Union Pacific management of the
road. It has been claimed that if the line
were properlj maraged it would be a
pajing investment, and it has been hinted
even that the revenues of the road hae
been used to bolster up the financial con
dition of the main line. The principal
fight in the coming contest will doubtless
be on the question of widening the policj
of the road. The action of the Union
Pacific in closing the Ogden gate waj- to
traffic from lines competing with the
Union Pacific has necessarily reduced the
earning power of the Short Line. It is
deemed probable that if the Union Pa
cific is allow ed to retain control of the
Short Line, it will be on condition that it
throws open the line to the roads de
siring to make use of it. Such a policj
would be satisfactorj to the bondholders,
provided, of course, the revenues were
not diverted to the main line. As to the
receiver. It would not matter much to the
bondholders who would be named. There
would be one open course for him to pur
sue, to pnt the road on a better pajing
basis, and that would be to open the gate
waj The general belief is that George "W.
Ristine'wlll be named for the position,
notwithstanding a report circulated jes
terday that he is to be appointed general
manager of the Merchants Dispatch line.
Mr. Lee, who name has also been men
tioned in connection with the receiver
ship, is a first-class railroad man. He
has built roads and operated them, but a
receiver needs some experience In finan
cial matters. While Mr. Lee may hae
abilitj in this line, he has not as yet had
the opportunity to develop it. The bond
holders will certainly insist that the road
be put in the hand3 of a practical finan
ciet. Receiver McXelll, of the Oregon
Railwaj &, Na"vigatlon Company, has
shown what can be done in lifting a rail
road out of the mire, and he has evidently
set the pace for the Short Line people.
Mr. McNeill is now in the East, or on
his waj there, having quietlj slipped off
while railroad men thought he was out
inspecting his line. It is understood he
has gone to St. Paul to see President Hill,
of the Great Northern, before the latter
leaves for Europe. It Is not known
whether the conference has any connec
tion with the Short Line case, but it prob
ablj has, as railroad matters in this coun
trj' seem to be circhrg around one central
head which is shaping the destinj of the
railroad world in the Northwest.
A real cj clone of popularitj- Is being
enjojed bv Dr. Price's Baking Powder
among good cooks.
inionPncificDcruantlH Certain Things
Before It Will Confer Further.
OMAHA. Jan. 7. The Union Pacific will
not be a factor in future discussions of
transcontinental rates at Chicago unless
a radical change is agreed to by the con
tending interests. General Passenger
Agent Lomat returned from Chicago to
daj and made public his ultimatum on
the subject. Ho said:
"Just as soon as the differential rates
are w ithdravv n, the Union Pacific is ready
to raise rates. It occurs to me that the
proposition made to the Union Pacific to
arbitrate the bojeott was a one-sided sug
gestion, and the Union Pacific cannot go
into arbitration. The committee's report,
which was signed jointlj bye"tle lines
bojeotting the Union Pacific, as' well as
the Union Pacific itself, shows clearlj
the determination of the other lines to
bring upon the Union Pacific the opening
of its intermediate gatewajs on one-waj
business. The report sajs that the other
lines onlj want to do a one-wav business
to Portland. This "only" covers the
whole question of intermediate gatewajs,
for one depends on the other, and every
man conversant with the situation knows
that it covers all business north and
northwest of Ogden, on which the Xnion
Pacific would allow the other lines and
their connections to compete with it for
the haul of this business from the Mis
souri river to Ogden. which is a much
longer haul for the Union Pacific than the
haul bejond Ogden."
Lomax asserts that while willing to join
in the proposed increase in rates to proper
tariffs, he cannot join an association for
their maintenance unless the question of
interchanging excursion business at Den
er and Ogden be settled, and that ques
tion he cannot settle on the basis of his
changing one-wav tickets at Denver and
Ogden to or from terntorj- bejond, or
even to Portland alone; nor Is he willing
to leave the question to arbitration foi
OTHER R VILRO VD ZVEW.
Caldwell in Montreal.
MONTREAL, Jan. 7. Chairman Cald
well, of the railwaj conference recentlj
held in Chicago in connection with the
formation of a transcontinental railroad
association, is here for the purpose of
reaching some agreement, if possible, with
the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk
rialroads that will assure perfect harmonj
111 the workings of the association. Cald
well had an interview todaj with the
Grand Trunk representatives and the
matter was fullj discussed. He will meet
the Canadian Pacific representatives to
morrow and subsequentlj a joint confer
ence will be held, at which it is expected
that an agreement will be reached.
R. B. Wilson, tra ellng freight agent of
the Xorthern Pacific, has returned from
a trip up the vallej.
E. C. Martin, general agent of the Ore
gon Railwaj & Xavigation Companj- at
Seattle, Is in the citj-.
F. E. Draper, assistant auditor of the
Great Xorthern, has been appointed audi
tor of freight receipts, vice R. L. Gibbs,
Superintendent O'Brien and T. W. Lee,
of the Oregon Railwaj- & Xalgatlon
Companj, hae returned from their in
spection of the line.
B. Campbell, general freight agent of
the Oregon Railwaj- & Navigation Com
panj. leaves for Chicago tomorrow to at
tend the meeting of the transcontinental
freight committee, which will be held
the 13th Inst.
FATAL QUARTZ CRAZE.
Once It Lns Its Deadly Hand lima
a. Man, All Hope Departs.
"A man maj recover from a. crazy desire
for gambling or give up whisky after he
has been Its slave," said Robert Searles,
of Denv er, at La Xormandle, to a Wash
ington Star reporter, "but when he goes
quartz-crazy there Is no further hope for
him unless he strikes a bonanza. Then
his insanltj vv 111 be none the less Intense,
but it will not be so pronounced, because
he will have the means to pursue his pas
sion without undergoing discomfort er
creating remark. What do I mean bj-quartz-crazj-?
Well. It is evident jou
have never been in the Western countrj".
Out where the mountains are piled up on
top of each other those lunatics abound.
A man who is quartz-crazj is an indi
vidual who catches the mining feer and
becomes convinced that his mission on
earth is to find the greatest vein of paj--ore
ever discovered. In pursuit of his
quest he suffers more hardships and over
comes more obstacles than did all the
knights that ever searched for the holy
grail. He will leave home, famllj-,
friends and comforts, and all alone, with
a meager supplj of provisions and tools,
he will plunge into unknow n w ildernesses,
and when he finds a place that holds out
mineral prospects, he will burrow in the
treacherous mountain ide like a rabbit
and dig from dajlignt to dark, expecting
with every stroke of his pick to uncover
his expected fortune. Xearlj- everj- pros
pector in the West, or the rest of the
world, for that matter, is afllicted with
the malady I have described. Some of
them keep up their ceaseless search with
every recurring season, and sometimes
sttike a good thing. In such case, some
body else the partj- who has the money
to develop the find reaps the profits.
"There are some exceptions, however,
and old Tom Cruse, of Helena, is one of
them. Tom was and is a character. He
reached Montana when Last Chance
gulch, where Helena is now located, was
jieldlng up the riches of its gravel to
the hard j and desperate pioneers, who
had struck the place when starvation
seemed to Toe the next thing to contem
plate. When the gulch gave out he began
to travel through the mountains looking
for his bonanza. He could neither read
nor write, but his mineral knowledge was
something wonderful. Every spring for
j ears he started out with a grubstake,
and everj fall he retrrned emptj'-handetl,
but jet full of hope. Everj'bodj laughed
at him and made him a butt for their
jokes, but old Tom took It good-naturedly
and invariablv found some one during
the winter to fit him out for his Journej
In the spring. At last, one August day
several jears ago, Tom came Into Helena
with several bags of specimens that
opened people's ejes. They were from the
lead which resulted in the discoverj of
the world-famous Drum Lummon mine,
at Marj sville, Mont. Tom's common-sense
helped helped him to beat the monej'ed
people who tried to beat him. He owns
the biggest part of the Drum Lummon
jet, and has a banking-house at Helena
as a side issue. His life has had its ten
der romance and pathetic tragedj, too.
The winter previous to his strike a waiting-maid
in one of the Helena hotels had
been quite kind to the old man. When his
fortune came he asked her to share It w ith
him, and sne consented. They were a de
voted couple, and old Tom's cup of hap
piness was brimming full, when his wife
died, after being a bride for a jear. Has
Tie got over being quartz-crazy? Not a.
bit of It. This summer he disappeared
from Helena, and It was given out that
he had gone East, but he hadn't. He w as
out in the mountains with a prospector's
outfit, reveling in the search for another
Drum Lummon. Ah, no; a man never re
covers from quartz-crazlness, and the
malady has killed more brave, strong, en
thusiastic men than a dozen epidemics of
smallpox or j ellow fever."
The president of France likes good
living. Dr. Price's Baking Povv der is used
b his chef.
NOT IN SYMPATHY.
Chinese Know Aothlng AVhatever of
"The mass of Chinese are not in sj-m-pathy
with the government," said Lee
Yon, a prominent Chinaman of Pittsburg,
to a Dispatch reporter, "and vhen jou
find a feeling such as exists in the mind
of the Chinaman toward his ruler jou
can never expect anything good of anj
concerted or attempt at concerted action
the government makes. Patriotism is an
unknown thing in China unknow n as we
use the term here. They don't care
whether their government is sustained
or not; in fact, the majority would prefer
to see it overthrown. For at present one
of the hated Tartars who conquered China
centuries ago sits on the throne. They
think that if the Japanese conquered now
they might have a chance in the shuf
fle to hav e a real Chinaman as their ruler.
The reports which we get of the war
through our Chinese papers are verj dif
ferent from those in the English papers.
Naturallj- it is Chinese news, made alone
for the elation of Chinamen. I have not
jet seen a defeat recorded that amounted
to anj'thing, while the victories are great
ones. Now, todaj, for instance, I got two
papers; one said that in a battle 40,000
Japs had been killed, while the other
averred that 2000 were slain, but both
agreed in the great victorj for the Chi-
"It is to the Tartars who conquered
China several centuries ago that we are
Indebted for this much discussed queue,"
said Wing Lock, another prominent Chi
naman. "You hear a great deal about the
laws of China relating to the wearing of
queues; how a Chinaman cannot return
to his countrj' without his queue, and all
that. Well, it is all bosh. The wearing
of a queue is no more required bj law
than jour gentlemen wearing whiskers.
It is a custom and a stjle, and a China
man realizes some truth 111 the sajing
that jou might as well be out of the
earth as out of stjle. A Chinaman re
tains his queue slmplj because if he
should ever return to his native, land
he would not care to go about among his
friends and make himself conspicuous bj (
such a radical departure from the stjle
of so manj millions of people. Strange,
too, that the Chinaman should hold to
his queue with such tenacity when it was
originally imposed upon him as a mark
of subjection. When the Tartars came
over and set a ruler on our throne they
decreed that everj- Chinaman should wear
a queue such as they did. Of course, this
w as at first galling to them, for thej' could
not see or touch the plaited hair without
being reminded of their conquest. But
time heals all wounds, and it was not
long before the Chinamen began to cher
ish the mark of subjection as a good
fashion, or stjle. This was also so about
the stjle of dress the Chinamen now wear.
It is In the queue that a Chinaman wears
his badge of mourning. When a China
man's father or mother dies, there is sent
to hint, as to all the members of the fam
ily, colored garters. These are not gar
ters, aswe understand, but sort of ribbons,
white, green or blue, which are "plaited
in with the hair. White, green and blue
are the colors of mourning, while the
ribbon that is ordlnarilj- plaited in the
queue is black. These blue or green
garters are worn In the hair for one j ear
after the death of a parent."
POLICE THJMC THIS TIME TIIEl
HAA'E HW srRE.
Detailed Statements of Crimes a
A'avrabond French. Sailor Is Snld
to Hav e Committed.
DDNAER. Col, Jan. 7.-Alphone Le
Malre. a vagabond French sailor, who ar
rlved in this city last August, from Salt
Lake Citj-. is now believed by many to
be the "strangler," whose crimes caused
such a sensation. Victor Monchanint, a
carpenter, whom LeMalre accused of
being the cnminul, this morning made a
lengthj- sworn statement accusing Le
Maire of being the fiend. The former goe3
into so manj- details and tells such a
plain story, corroborated In part bj- a
witness, that the police are inclined to
believe the mjsterj- has at last been
solved. The sole motive in each case was
robberj-. Monchanint's statement Is n
part as follows:
"I met LeMaire August 4, in a Market
street saloon. He said that he must have
some monej-. He pointed out Lena Tap
per's house, and said. I think she has
lots of money.- I w ill kill her and get It.'
I saw him tho next morning, and he told
me h had done the job. He had money
and was drunk, but cautioned me not to
tell anj one who might inform. He then
said he would do another job. October 27,
meeting him, he pointed out to me Mane
Contassott's place, and said, 'There Is
from 5S0OO to $9000 in that house, I be
lieve, and I will kell her to get that mon
ej.' That night I was coming from mj
carpenter shop opposite the allej-, when
I met LeMalre coming from the backyard
of the Contassoit house. He was ex
cited and shaking, and dropped his skel
eton kej- which I have here. He said to
me, 'I have done another job,' and ran uo
the allej-. The next morning he told me
he secured onlj- a part of the monej. I
met him again afterward, and he asked
me if I thought the little Japanese had
anj monej, and after that murder he in
formed me he had done another job."
Monchanint a HI be held as an accessorj.
S 1CR VAIEATO'l R VGGED CREW.
A .Number of Her Tramim to AVorlc on
the Rock Pile.
SACRAMENTO, Cal, Jan. 7 A large
number of tramps appeared in the police
court this morning to answer to the
charge of v agrancv. They belonged to the
ragged crew which liar been rounded up
by the committee of safetj during the
past few dajs-. Tha new Ij -elected police
judge, who todaj- sat en the bench for the
first time, after sentencing the prisoners
to six months at the county -rock pile,
informed them that if, after their terms
expired, they did not immediately leave
the city, he would repeat the dose. The
committee made 10 more arrests todaj-.
The trial of Kellj. Salsbury and Miller,
industrial army leaders, has been post
poned until tomorrow .
The vigilance committee raided the head
quarters of the Industrial army tonight,
and after ordering the members to dis
perse, and lose no time about it, ripped
out the furniutre, threw it into the street,
nailed up the doors and went home. The
men, when ordered to leave, lost no time
in going, and the vigilantes were but a
few minutes In cleaning out the hall.
Everj- chair, bench and table was taken
from the floor, ev erj' banner, flag and pic
ture from the walls, and, together with
drums and trumpets, w ere all throw n into
the street. Members of the industrial
army, so-called, have been making speeches
in which thej deprecated the rock-pile
established here bj citizens for the pur
pose of enabling anj man willing to work
to earn a meal or bed. They have made
speeches in which thej- advised members
to beg at houses for what thej- wanted,
and. if refused, to take it, and they have
defied an ordinance prohibiting them from
holding meetings. General Kellj- and his
two lieutenants are now in jail here on a
charge of v agrancj-. They have emploj-ai
counsel to defend them, and, should they
escape, It Is said openly on the streets that
thej will be treated to a coat of tar and
CRFilE OF AIEVICVrVS.
Mrs. Doll Powder - Burned and Her
Husband and Son Murdered.
TUCSON, Arig , Jan. 7. Tonight's stage
from Mammoth brought full particulars
of the double murder at a small town
near there, the victims being F. M. Doll
and his son, who ran a stojre. Mrs. Doll
was not wounded, although powder-
burned. The familj- were at supper Fn-
dij night, when a knock was heard at
the door, and Mrs. Doll answered. When
she opened the door tw o Mexicans shot at
her, and she fell to the floor. Mr. Doll
jumped to his feet, and was shot through
the heart. The son ran out the back door,
and was brought down as he was cross
ing the road which passes the house.
When the murderers left the room to kill
her son, Mrs. Doll, who bj this time had
regained consciousness, extinguished the
lights and concealed herself in the brush
near the building. The Mexicans searched
an hour for her, and were scared off by an
approaching wagon. Mrs. Doll walked
several mules to the nearest ranch and
gave the alarm. The throats of the mur
dered men were cut from ear to ear and
their bodies hacked terribly. At least 50
cowboys are now on the trail of the fiends
who perpetrated the atrocitj-, and will
make short work of the men if they catch
THE B VRRETT SCOTT CASE.
Search for Scott's Bodj Continues to
O'NIELL, Neb.. Jan. 7. The latest de
velopment in the Barrett Scott case is
the abandonment of the theory that the
missing man's body is in the old well on
the prairie rorth of here. The partj' of
earchers made additional effort todaj
and satisfied themselves that there was
nothing in the well. From there, a num
ber of searchers rede to the Niobrara
river and dragged that stream until even
ing, without result. A farmer living near
the bridge says he saw a number of men
on the bridge the night Scott was ab
ducted, and several shots were fired.
Since then the nv er has been frozen over
and the work of the searchers was Im
peded. A report that is being circulated
tonight is that a new vigilance commit
tee is being organized to hunt down the
supposed slajers of Scott. Moses Elliott,
one of the men arrested last week, had his
preliminary hearing today and was bound
over in the sum of $1200.
Highest honors at Chicago and Cali
fornia midwinter fairs were received bj
Dr. Priee's Baking Powder. Makers ot
a New York powder supposed to contain
ammonia falselj- Insinuate that thej got
LAW FOR THEMSELVES.
.Vcgro Lj nulicd in Mississippi for His
JACKSON, Miss , Jan. 7. Spencer Cos
tello, a negro burglar and desperado, was
ljnched today near Flora, SO miles from
here. Last Saturdaj- night he entered
the store of E. H. Green, at Green's
crosing, and asked to see some articles.
While a young man named Dewees was
showing him the goods, Costello dealt him
a terrible blow on the head with a hatch
et. Costello then robbed Dewees' pocket
of $", the drawer of J15, and left the store,
believing Dew tes dead. When Dewees re
covered, he crawled to a neighbor's and
told what had happened, giving the best
description possible of the negro. Costel
lo was known In the neighborhood and i
posse at once started in pursuit. The
hunt was kept up all daj and late In the
afternoon Costello was captured at Poca
hontas, within a few miles of the scene
of his crime. A close watch was placed
over him, but In some manner he es
caped. He was recaptured today near
Flora, anfl hanged by the infuriated
friends of Dewees. Costello was an ex
convict, and guilty of many crimes. There
Is no hope of Dewees recovering.
GREW TIRED OF ABLSE.
A Condnctor Shot in the HeaJ by aj
SACRAMENTO. Jan. 7.-John Stafford.
a street-car conductor, shot and danger
ouslj wounded Jeff Yates, a motonnan,
this afternoon. This story is told bj' the
acquaintances of the two men: Yates,
who is a verj- large man, was continually
slapping Stafford and calling him names.
The trouble is said to have been going on
for several months, w tthout retaliation on
Stafford's part. This afternoon the men.
came together in the back jard of their
boarding-house and, as usual, Yates
started In to box Stafford's ears. The
latter, after commanding him in vain to
desist, drew his revolver and flred one
shot, which struck his assailant In tho
side of the head. The wounded man was
taken into the house, when it was found
that his wound, though dangerous. Is not
necessarily fatal. Stafford was arrested.
His Bond Reduced, bnt He Is Ont of
the Court's Jurisdiction.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. T. The bail of
ex-Deputv Collector of Customs D'Arcy
Cashing, on five indictments, charging
him with malfeasance In office and con
spiracy to commit offenses against the
government, was reduced bj- District
Judge Eddj to $5000 in each case. In tw o
cases he is required to give an aggregate
bond of $10,000, and in three cases he goes
on his recognizance. The indictments
w ere found bj- a federal grand jury in the
spring of 1S92. Cashin is charged with
defrauding the government in connection
w ith Bernard Reiss, the Llebes, and others.
Relss got oft upon pajment of a fine of
$3000 and the Llebes are still under fine.
Cashin escaped to British Columbia be
fore the indictments were found and It la
understood that he is now in Victoria.
OTHER CRIME EAVS.
The Jordan "Got It in the Neck."
HARRODSBURG. Kj, Jan. 1 At Al
visa vilage, 10 miles irom here, last
night, in a fight between S Hester and
Sejmour Jordan, brqthers, on one side,
and Will Wright and Jim Crosby on the
other, Sejmour Jordan's throat was cut
from ear to ear and Sylvester Jordan
was shot In the neck fatallj.
More Tronlile llav Follow.
SOUTH ENID, O T., Jan. 7. Chief of!
Police Williams shot and killed James
Brown and mortallj- wounded James
Smith, who resisted arrest for creating a.
disturbance last night. Excitement runs
high, and more killings are feared.
Date of Blixt's Trial Set.
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 7 The case off
C. A. Blixt, the confessed murderer o
Catherine Ging, was called today and re
set for January 27, the date of Harrj
THE CORSICAN VENDETTA,
It Is the Cause of 7000 Murders lit
it Third of a. Ccntarj.
In the course of an article on this sub
ject in "The Peoples of the World," it 13
related that the avengers of blood were
not content with the pursuit and death
of the murderer or the robber; his whole
familj' became their lawful prej-, and
in return everj- member of that famllj
sought to avenge themselv cs on their pur
suers. Children before thej- were born
were doomed to the same unrelenting life
of savage hate and bloodshed; and bojs
of tender years were brought by their
mothers that bore them before the bloody
corpses of their father, and made to
swear, with baby lips, undjing vengeance
and murderous retribution, so soon as
their hands should be strong enough to
grasp a gun, and their skill sufficient to
point it home at the heart of the foe.
Thus the hand of everj- man was against
his neighbor's, and this not for serious
causes onlj-. Soon tjhe vendetta between
different1 families began4 to rise for the
most trivial causes. A man spoke slight
ingly of another man's friend or rela
tive; or, majbe, his dog; a dispute oc
curred as to date, a measurement, the
opinions of a third A hot word was
spoken. Out came the readj- dagger, or
the ever-loaded gun or pistol; a human
heart ceased beating, and a murderer
fled to the maquis, or the mountain side,
or the caverns on the lonelj- rocks, and
became thenceforth a parish, issuing only
to commit fresh murders, supported se
cretly by his relatives, but never more
known to the world at large; until at
length a retributive bullet laid him low,
or his hiding pltce was betrajed and he
miserably slain by the military police o
To such an extent had this hideous sjs
tem grown that between the jears 1770
and 1SO0, when the vendetta was at its
height, some 7000 murders were commit
ted, all on its account. Even jet it is
not unknown, though the "rigorous mea
sures of the French gov eminent making
it penal to carrj weapons xcept under
certain conditions did cot Suppress the
crime This law is now resinded, wiln
the result that the number of murders
is again on the increase. The women and
children were invariably spared in a ven
detta, though this compliment was not
alvvdjs reciprocated, since women some
times took an active part in .1 vendetta,
and were, of course, the provoking cause
ot many a masculine quarrel.
To bridge the Atlantic? Might as well
trj it as to equal the merits of Dr. Pnce'3
Cream Baking Powder.
Theft of a House.
The stealing of a house in Ceres, Penn ,
is likelj- to get the perpetrator and his
assistants into troublf. Anson Maxwell
some j ears ago built a house on land
that he supposed to be his, but which was
afterward proved to elong to Charles
Smith. Smith notified Maxwell to vacate,
hut the latter did not1 relish the idea of
abandoning the home that he had built,
and the other night he .got some neigh
bors together, and thej moved the house
10 feet. This carried it out of Potter
countj, Pennsylvania, into Allegheny
count j. New York. But; under Pennsjl
vania law the house beipnged to Smith.
Maxwell has the house, and Smith does
not know how to recover t, bat he pro
poses to arrest Maxwell Tor theft if he
returns to Pennsjlvanla, here his busi
ness is He is liable to arrest in New
York for having stolen property in his
possession. Smith also threatens to ar
rest the neighbo'-s who assisted Maxwell
in the act. Undoubtedlj Maxwell has a,
good deal of sj mpathy In his predica
ment, and the case maj- attract the at
tention of the legislature to a law the
justice of which might be improved by
some provision for securing to a man
his own rightful property. But Max
well's achievement rather distances the
stealing of a "red hot stove." which has
hitherto been regarded as the climax of
the iarcenist's skill
The Kitchen Cabinet.
President Cleveland went gunning anl
left Secretarj- Carlisle to engineer the
financial bill all alone, and now the sec
retarj sajs ne will have nothing further
to do with it. The "Kitchen Cabinet" of
the present administration doesn't seem
to know whit sort of diet the country
wants. But in the meantime the uneni
plojed are hviig on bean soup.
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IS Vail-st., New York. 70 State-sL, Boston.
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