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IIILLSBORO, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1895.
SANTA OLA US ii the children!
friend. Who bo wat we have little
means of knowing. Authentic his
tory la almost silent ou the subject, mere
ly itutlng ' that he wai the Bishop of
Myra, In Lycia, and died about the year
B20. Tradition baa woven many a pretty
tale about him, and one runs that be
appeared Id the night time and secretly
made valuable presents to the children of
the household. Wbat manner of person
St. Nicholas was, seems subject to varia
tion, according to the time, place or man
ner of regarding him. Medieval painters
represent him as slender, and clad in full
episcopal robes with miter and crozlcr.
Modern painters and storytellers In En
gland, Germany and America, give us a
jovial, rubicund type of a man, with none
of the features of the cleric. Kris Krin
gle Is regarded as an alternative name
fur Santa Claus, but he Is a totally differ
ent being. Kris Kringle is simply a cor
ruption of the German word "Christ
Kindlelu," or Christ Child.
Christmas Is children's day; It Is the
day when, as Dickens says, we should
remember the timo when its great found
er was a child himself. It Is especlallythe
day for the friendless young, the children
In hospitals, the lame, the sick, the weary,
the bllud. No child should be left alone
on Christmas day, for loneliness with chil
dren means brooding. A child growing
Bp with no child friend is not a child at
all, but a premature man or woman.
The best Christmas present to a boy
Is a box of tools, the best to a glfj any
Dumber of dolls. When thev getBoldor
nd can write letters a postoffice tn-a de
lightful boon. These are to be fought,
but they are fur more amusing if mado at
home. Any good-sized cardboard box will
do for this purpose. The lid should be
fastened to It so that when It stands up
It will open like a door. A slit must be
cut out about an inch wide and from Qve
to six Inches long, so as to allow the'
postage of small parcels, yet not lurxe
enough even to admit the smallest hand.
Children should learn to respect the In
violate character of the post from the
Capital scraphooks can be made by chil
dren.' Old railway guides may be the
foundation and every illustrated paper a
magazine of art . A.bnste.'hnx, next to
a paint box,' is a rilust serviceable toy.
Hobby horses are protttublo steeds and
can be made to go throtiKb any amount
of paces. But mechanical toys are more
amusing to his elders than to the .chjjd,
who wishes to do bis oh i mechanism.' A
boy can be amused by turning him out of
the house, giving him a ball or a kite, or
letting him dig in the ground for the un
happy mole. Little girls, who must be
kept in on a rainy day, or invalid chil
dren, are very hard to amuse, and re
course must be had to story telling, to the
dear, delightful thousand and one books
now written.for children, of which "Alloc
In Wonderland" Is the flower of perfec
tion.'.' ' '-i i; :',..' n , ' ;
BEGINNING at Benton City, ou
tho Union Pacific Road; the tele
graph line Btrctcbes to the north,
leaps across to the Laramie mountains,
and at a point opposite the great niass of
earth and rock and tree, called Red
Butte, it comes to a sudden stop. From
this point to the fort, a distance of twenty-five
miles, is the roughest portion of
the way, and the skulking bands of In'
diuns make it the most dangerous.
At the terminus of the lino Is a rude
shanty and a soldier operator. Close by
the shanty are tents of the soldiers, who
"are setting the poles and pushing the line
"along until the fort shall have electric
communication with the outside world.
It Is December now only two days to
Christmas. There have been cold rains,
snow storms, severe weather, and the
soldiers are wondering why they have
not been ordered back to the fort for the
winter, when a mounted messenger ar
rives over the trail bearing the expected
order. The Colonel's wife has gone East.
The operator Is to wire her to remain
where she Is until spring. When hor an
swer Is received tho shanty Is to be closed
up, camp broken,, and the party' headed
for the fort. The afternoon wears away,
the night comes down, and some of the
soldiers are asleep, when Benton City
sends in Its call, and follows it by a tele
gram reading: "The Colonel's wife
started West four days ago, and ought
to be there or at the fort uow."
Next morning there was an arrival
from the South. The Colouel's wife, rid
ing a horse with a blanket for a-Mdle,
Jlsmounted at the front of tho shanty,
and opened the door with , a cheery
"Howdy do, boys!" to the operator and
the Sergeant. As both men stood at "at
tention," she removed the hood nnd clunk
which enveloped her, shook off the snow,
and said to the Sergeant:
"I came through with hardly an hour'B
rest, and I'm hungry as a wolf. Tell
:ome of the men to cook something. I'll
lr the Colonel a surprise."
Everybody hustled and bustled, and an
hour luter camp was broken, and twelve
people headed for the north, the strong
est man breaking the way, and the Col
onel's wife bringing up the rear, with a
kitid word and a smile for every soldier.
The trail led up a narrow valley, and the
wild gale had drifted the snow until the
line had to more forward at a snail's
pace. At nightfall they had made just
half the distance to the fort. In a thicket
all ate supper together. Said the Ser
geant, as he looked In vain for the stars:
"I saw Injun signs back by the creek."
"I see that you have revolvers as well
as muskets," remarked the Colonel's wife.
"Please give me one and extra ammuni
tion. I'll try aud not be a burden to you,
As the gale came sweeping down the
valley and roaring around the mountain
base, there were wild war whoops and
the crack of rifles. In the darkness a
score of Indians had crept close upon the
camp. Both sentries were shot dead. "
"It's onry Injuns, boys; only Injuns!"
shouted the Sergeant, and he fired his
first shot. "Now, then, push out."
They had not moved ten rods before a
rifle cracked and one of the men pitched
forward, shot through the heart. A
minute later two more bullets whistled
over the men's heads. Then the little
band was hidden from sight of the In
dian sentinels by the blinding whirl of
"They're after us, ma'am," said the Ser
geant "They won't take me prisoner," whis
pered the Colonel's wife, as she held out
"Tbnt's right, ma'am. We are beaded
for the fort right enough, and maybe the
red fiends will haul off after a bit and let
us go In peace. A merry Christmas to
you, though I've seen merrier ones in
For a mile or more the little party
breasted the storm. Then came a sud
den shot, and the rear guard went down.
There were" seven men and a woman at
8 o'clock. At 0 o'clock there were but
five men, at 10 -but four, at midnight
only two. Twe men and a woman the
Sergeant, the soldier-operator, and the
Colonel's wife. The others' bad been
picked off one by one, and the Indians
still followed. Now and then the trio
halted, ktiett down, and peering Into the
spow-whirl,.. opened, a fusillade which
checked pursuit If It did not wound or
Instinct mnst have guided fthem ' In
that storm Providence must have shield
ed them from the bullets, but the storm
continued to rage and the vengeful foe
to pursue, till the report of the firearms
reached the ears of the sentinel at the
fort No one had yet learned what was
hnppenlng, when three figures staggered
up to the gate, and on Into the fort, and
up to the door of the Colonel's headquar
ters. Two of tho figures held up a third
between them. As he peered lu the Ser
geant saluted and said:
"Col. Dawson, I report myself, and I
bring you a Christians present."
And as the Colonel uttered a shout of
surprise and rushed forward with out
stretched arms, the brave little woman
fell Into them, and the two men sank
down In their tracks, and those who lifted
them up wet their fingers with the blood
of heroes. i
A handsome merry-faced woman, who
Is five years older a Sergeant of infantry
who limps a bit a lone grave in which
sleeps the soldier-operator nothing more
"BOTn MEN STOOD
to be seen. The Colonel's wife may tell
you the story the Sergeant couldn't be
coaxed to, but he can't concenl the limp,
and is proud of the extra stripes he has
worn on his sleeves ever since that Christ
I will remember the poor if I have to
make a memorandum to that effect every
INDOOR CHRISTMAS GAMES.
Bow the Ysnna Folk May Find Plena
nr If tne Par Bo Btormy.
Parlor game like chess, draughts, dom
inoes, etc., are to heavy for Christmas.
The boys and birls want more rollicking,
hip hip hurrah games. A committee ap
pointed to provide desirable amusement
for. well-known charity in New York
selected the following program. Ten
hours were spent in selecting appropriate
Indoor games and pastimes, aud even
then no more than were actually needed
were decided upon, says the $ew York
Mail and Express. If the children ran
get out of doors their amusement Is easy,
for baseball, leap frog, hide and seek,
and other games suffice, but indoors some
thing akin to these games Is wanted.
In this class Is a game known as "The
Country Circus." It consists in making
riders, tumblers, clowns, strong men, etc.,
of all the children and with this impro
vised company giving a performance.
Another good game for the bouse Is
called "Jack-of-AIl-Trades," In which
those engaged must perform some work
in the particular trade to whlcb tbey are
assigned by the foreman. In this game
on Thanksgiving the boys and girls of an
Institution in Jersey cut and sewed a lot
of carpet rags, made a lote of brushes,
and split and bundled several cords of
"The Boy Hunters," In which the chil
dren tears the name, habits, and peculiar
ities of the entire animal kingdom, is an
other good game, and "Hoblnson Crusoe"
one of the same kind and value. All these
games are active ones,' require constant
movement, and are meaat only for the
daylight. For the evening, games less
boisterous must be chosen. In this class
are "Anagrams," "Authors," "History
of Our Times," and shadow pantomimes.
The last named, however, are the most
popular and enjoyable and have so in
creased in favor that books written espe
cially to show how to prepare and per
form them can be had at any well-stocked
A Financial Transaction.
"Sny, mister," said a boy who had Just
overtaken a market wagon after pursu
ing it for four or five blocks, "do you
We are tite
We re tke
We are 'We
wanter know who hit you in the neck with
that hard snowball?"
"You bet I do," replied the man, llirfck
"Will ye gunme a quarter ef I ketch
him and bring him here?"
"Gimme 50 cents?"
"Yes," said the driver, lifting his whip
from the socket; "but I don't give you
auy more'n that."
"Well, git the money ready."
"You haven't got the boy that threw
the snowball yet."
"Yes, I have. That boy is me. Dad's
sick, and me mother can't get work. The
twins is too little ter earn anything, nn' if
I don't hustle there won't be any Christ
mas tree at Our house. I'll take a lickin'
any day fur 60 cents."
"Sonny," said the market man, In a
voice that was remorkably husky, "here's
yer 50 cents. I'm in a hurry now you
needn't bother about deliverin' the goods.
We'll call It square." Washington Star.
Now comes the glad New Year;
Though fate may do her worst,
She cannot blot that legend clear:
"All bills due on tho first!" .
Come, "old year, 'tis time-to go.
Age, perhajm. ljaB made yon slow.
But your tithe ot rule has flown
And I come to claim my own.
Yon sre popular no more,
All your triumphs here are gone,
With what strength Is left to you.
Bad you better hasten on.
Learning from experience,
I have promised much, like you.
When another year has flown
People will condemn me, too.
But what matters that to us?
Yesrs, like men, must come and g.
We are fast with promises.
With fulttllineuts we sre slow.
A IUoe Track Fiend Cured.
The following story Is (old by one who
for years was an Inveterate better on
horses: "It was Christmas 'eve- M
year-old stood by my knee in his 'nighty'
just before being tucked in bis crib, and In
his infantile manner, .was praying to
Santa Claus to bring him the treasure up
on which he had DJf bit heart. . When
he bad finished I aiMd" the master of the
house what should old Santa Claus bring
papa? He bowed. his little head on my
tke (Krixtm&s bells, , gXS
Ml jKe world 13 prfcyiMJ;
15 wla. tM teilg Are 3yiMJ"
Veiceg ef v'eJ&j .iJ 5Ag&; .
we we live wgue prepne m prngi
.re tk h3 oflke dlbi'JkRt cjleeber,;
Whe drea.in.ea ef o, xr&r nv tke burble eASti
Vherv5 tke (knit wfyberiv.
Jjwyer ef tke''wa.if,eri.jj AUgl, '
fWw ef Juaea,. iheskerdid
Tt We .re tke nete tkt from HeAvfcrvwere bit
ro tke eldea tkreftt f AgelJ her'sV
. . Weji tke (krijt wnj be,: ...
We Are tK teArdreb of grief i&jj.of 'errovjdV ':
We.re tke e(kee ofYeiterdY &.
tWe- f-rMK JttWl.t; vi(e ef tomorrow- " ;
- re.e en tArtiv, let Iky good will rci(H
knee again and..inBocutly'p:leaded;" 'And,
dear Santa Clans, please bring papa a
race horse thatrcan win sometimes.' .That
was his mother's. work, I suppose, out it
went. , r bought7 a tree that night, loaded
it down with toy's the boy h.nd asked for,
and then 'trimmed it with the tickets that
hadn't won In the races. The unique
festooning repiesented" hundreds nf hard
dollars that had been . scattered in the
wake of a race-track Iskate.' I have not
played n horse since . that -time, and I
have made up my mind that. I never will
again. It's a delusion aud a snare."
Curly headed Johnny bad a tear drop In bis
Curly-headed Johnny couldn't speak without
And tho Christinas preparations that were
'round him everywhere
Had not the least effect upon his melan
"Oh,' what's the use of hanging up my stock
ing," he would say;
"There's nothing to look forward to for me
on Christmas Day;
He'll s-ratcb us off bis program when he
- hitches up his team,
For Santy needs a fireplace, and they heat
our flat by steam."
A Christmas Church Idea.
If the plntform of a church or Sunday
school room be deep enough to admit of
it an artistic Christmas arch can easily
be made by nn amateur carpenter, writes
Florence Wilson, in the Ladies' Home
Journal. The upper part should have
wires stretched across, to which may be
fastened small hemlock boughs, thus
forming a solid mass of green. The
framework should, of course, be wound
with evergreen, the whole placed about
two feet from the wall, so that behind
it may be hung the Christmas bells of
red and yellow immortelles at different
lengths by ropes of evergreen. These
bells may be mnde to hang nt differeut
angles by using fine picture wire. .Let.
each bell be worded, so that they may
seem to ring out their own song of "Glory
to God in the highest."
For a Sunday school festival, a post
office where each child upon inquiring
might find an envelop addressed and
sealed, containing a pretty Christmas
card, is a unique feature. Then there is
the huge snowball mnde of cotton, be
sprinkled with diamond dust and filled
with gifts for the infant class, which
may be rolled through the window with
an appropriate letter from Santa Claus.
7 . k.
Father calls me William, sister calls me Will,
Mother calls m Willie but the tellers call
Mighty glad I ain't a girl niftier be a boy
Without them sashes, curls and things that's
w. rn by Fauntleroy!
Love to chtwnk green apples an' go swlm-
mln' In the lake
Bate to take the castor-lle they give ft
Most all the time the hull year roan' their
ain't no flies on me,
But Jes' 'fore Christmas I'm as good as I
Got a yaller dog named Sport sick 'lm on
Fust thing she knows she doesn't know
where she Is att
Got a cHpper-iled, an' when us boys goes
out to slide
Xong comes the grocery cart an' we all hook
Out, sometimes, when the grocery man Is
worrited and cross.
He reaches at me with his whip and larrups
np his hoss;
An' then I lad and boiler: "Oh, you never
But jes' 'fore Christmas I'm as good as I
- kin be!
Oran'ma says she hopes that when I get to
be a mun
I'll be a mlssloner like her oldes' brother
As win et up by the cannibals that lives la
Where every prospeck pleases an' only maa
But gran'ma she had never been to see a
Wild West show.
Or read the life uv Daniel Boone, or else I
guess she'd know
That Buffalo BUI an' cowboys. Is good enough
'; i f'r me . . . '--".
Excep' Jes' '.fore ChrUtmas, when fm good
as I kin be! .. ' '- .- . ; ...
Then 61'. Sport he hangs around, so solium
; like' and stHl--' ' -
His eyestU'ey seem' a lay In': "What's er mat
ter, little Bill?"
The; cat she sneaks down off her perch,
: a-wonderln' what's become
Uv them two enemies uv hern that use ter
' make things hum! :
But I am so pertlte and stick se earnestlike
That mother S(i to father: "How improved
our Willie is!"
But father, bavin' been a boy hlsself, aus
When, jes' 'for Christmas, I'm as good as I
: kin bel
For Christmas, with Its lots an' lots uv can
dles, cakes and. toys,
Wuz made, tbey say, f'r proper kids, and not
f'r naughty boys!
So wasn yer face, snd bresb. yer hair, an'
nitn' yer p's and q's,
An' don't bust out yer pantaloons, an' don't
, wear cut your shoes;
,Sny yessum to the ladles, an' yesslr to the
An' when tbcy's company don't pass yer plate
f'r pie again;
But, thlnkln' uv the things you'd like to see
upon that tree,
Jes' 'fore Christmas be as good as you kin bel
-liugeue Field, In Ladles' Home Journal.
A Christmas Entertainment.
A novel idea for n children's Christ
mas entertainment is a butterflies' ball,
writes Elizabeth Robinson Scovil, in the
Ladies' Home Journal. This need not
mean lute hours cor expensive dresses.
The boys wenr tight-fitting suits of black
or dark-brown, the girl any pretty, fanci
ful drosses. The framework of the wings
Is deftly fashioned of wire and covered
with paper or the cotton csepon that
comes in such vivid colors; these are
spangled with gold or painted to repre
sent the tinting of the butterfly's wings.
A light yeke of wire is constructed to fit
the shoulders, fastening under the arms,
and to this the wings are attached. The
effect is very brilliant and graceful. An
other pretty fancy is an archery fete.
The children carry small bows dressed
with flowers, and sheafs of arrows In
"You haven't got $5 about you, Jones?"
"No, I haven't. Wife borrowed the last
to buy my Christmas present." Atlanta
Iteresting News Notes From
OCR HOBSE MEAT IN EUROPE
Whatcom to Have a New Balmou Can
neryWheat Held for Lower
The taxpayer of Waitsbnrg have
decided to bond the city for the sum of
Sample of fir and cedar block for
street paving have been sent from Seat
tle to Leicester, England.
The city council of Spokane passed
the $350,000 bonding ordinance over
the mayor's veto, by a rote of 10 to 1.
Another revenue cutter is soon to be
bnilt on the Paciflo coast, and Everett
is to be an active bidder for it con
struction. It claim to have the best
dlant north of San Francisco.
The Qreat Trnst Union, as the Cen
tral Lumber Company, of San Fran
cisco, is growing stronger everyday.
The combine now represent $75,000,
000. The Northwest mill represent
3,620,000 feet per day.
The Port Blakely mill will ship
105,000,000 feet of lumber; the largest
one-years cnt made by any mill in the
world. It is estimated that abont
150,000,000 feet of lumber hag been cnt
on the Columbia and its tributaries
The report of the director of the
state prison, at Walla Walla, show
that the past year the jute has been a
source of profit to the state. The en
tire output for 1894 was 2,000,000
bag. This year, however, 1,000,000
bag were manufactured, only one-half
of which were sold.
There is fully 80 per oent of the
wheat in the vicinity of Dayton that ia
being held by the owner for lower
transportation rates. The decision of
the contest of the farmer against the
.Oregon Railway & Navigation Com
pany before the interstate commerce
commission, is soon expected.
The fortieth anniversary ha just
been held at Frenchtown, of the four
days fight between the white and the
Indians of the Walla Walla valley, it
being the site of the battle ground.
Twelve Indian war veteran Who par
ticipated in the fight and a large num
ber of citizens were present.
Another large salmon cannery is to
be erected- abont - three mile from
Whatcom. It is reported also that a
Viortoia capitalist will erect a cannery
near the same place. Tbia make five
new canneries located in the . lower
Sound oontry in the last three months,
all of them to be bnilt by Britsh cap
The neW man of JoseDhine aonntv
nas just been completed.-
The srross valuation of Harnev oonn
ty is placed at $1,726,648.
A new flume will be built across
Lost river, near Merrill,' which will
make it possible to irrigate 1,000 aores
of land, not now oovered "by ahy ditch.
j Among the death of well-known
citizens are Dr..T. J. ..Site, Dallas,
Or., a pioneer ef thai valley; and" B.
R. , Daniel, a pioneer of Tillamook
oountyv : ::'V'-- ' " ;:, '
An Astbrfa contractor has secured
the work t ol;'ponstrnoting the canal
which will connect Cedar creek and
Bear creek. The canal will be 700"
feet long, - "?; f '.- r.v
The game season is now through; the
only up land game in the market being
California quail;. Later ' there ' will
probably be Eastern . bob white qnail
ooming in a usual. .
Klamath Falls claim the honor of
being further , removed from a railroad
than any new town in the Union, which
can lay claim to a thorough system of
eleotrio light and water work.
The largest acreage of fall grain ever
sown in Morrow oounty has been put in
this year, and it is expected that next
season the wheat shipment from that
district will be the largest in it his
tory. The Grand Ronde Telephone Com
pany ha connected its wires with
Joseph. .Places are being pnt up on
the Summerville branch which will
complete the system of a commnnion
through La Grande, Island City, Im
bier, Summerville, Elgin,. Wallowa
and Enterprise to Joseph.
A representative of the horse pack
ing oompany ha jnst returned from
Enrope, and reports that the chances
for selling Amerioan horse meat in Eu
rope are not very favorable. Only the
choicest pieces, like the hams, oan be
shipped at all. Large quantite of
horse meat are sold in the oities on the
continent at about one-third the price
of beef. The main necessity for the
growth of the business in this state ia a
lower rate for transportation.
A salmon cannery is reported to be a
new enterprise that will be established
near Victoria next season.
The Kaslo and Sooan railroad ha
been oompleted and accepted by the
Canadian government. The road ex
tends from Eootnal to the southwest,
and is literally lined with mine.
A oompany has jnst finished reclaim
ing 8,000 aores of first section and 45,
000 aores on the Kootenai river. It
will be plaoed on the market in the
spring. Over $250,000 have thus far
been expended on the work. . .
r BSirdly one . year ago there was but
on log hoot on the light the ity of
Rowland now occupies. There are
now 3,000 people there, the town has
electric lights, telephone system and
water works are being pnt in. Rosa
land i in the Trail Creek district,
abont eight mile from the boundary
line. Three-fourths of the mining in
terest there are held by resident of
An official report received at the
treasury department states that by ao- .
tual count 28,00 seals died of starva
tion on the Pribyloff island last sum
mer because their mother had been
killed at sea, and that fully 6,000""
more were on the island in a starving
condition and would die before the sea
son closed. It is estimated that with
thi rate of loss, the seals of Behring
sea will have become extinct within
the next three or four year at the far
There are now in the insane asylum
152 people, fifty-six of whom are
The promoter of the Montana, Idaho
and California railroad haa mini Raat.
He says that engineers will soon be
upon tne ground to locate the line from
Boise to camp Lion.
Preparations for setting out orchard
and clearintr land for the tnwnsifaa nf
Plymouth, in the Payette valley, are
being rapidly pushed. Great improver.
ments are contemplated during the
A two story brick will soon be erect
ed for the Soldier Home at Helena.
It will cost $10,000.
A New York caoitalist will nrnnt
handsome three story building block'at
Billing, in the spring.
Billing contemplate a proposed sys
tem of sewerase which ia estimated
will cost abont $35,000.
The machinery has been purchased
for a comDlete flonrins- mill at Ttnttn
with a oapaoity of seventy-five barrel
per day. ,
The neonle of Billntrs. Livimnttan.
and the counties of Custer and Yellow
stone are airitatina- the oneninir nf a
portion of the Crow reservation by an
act 01 congress tni session.
The Board Will Begin Hearing Con
testa Kezt Month.
Olympia, Deo. 13. Immediately
after January 1 next, the state board of
land commissioner will proceed with
hearing the contests for tidelands in
front of Seattle. The appeal from the
appraisement of the local board to the
supreme court has had the effect of de
ferring inch hearing. The time
within which a motion for a rehearing
of this matter by the supreme court
can be made expire abont the end of
the month, when the commission will
be free to proceed. Few, if any, out
side of those connected with the state
land office have any conception of the
magnitude of the undertaking of hear
ing and determining the contest.
There are 800 application, of which
790 conflict An application conflict
in some instance with several hun
dred other, one conflicting with over
400 others. The time which may be
consumed in the ultimate determina
tion of the whole matter may- be indi- ' -cated
when one follow; the result of a
blanket : application. When such an .
application ha been made; the con
flicts must be innumerable. The ap- . '
peal in such a case may. be taken from
oonrt to court, witn -the result of in
definitely delaying final action by the
state land commission. . . ' :
The Business Unprofitable. " "
San Franoisco, Deo. 13. The Gran
gers' bank of California, one of the .
oldest commercial hank-a in thia niHr i
about to go into liquidation. Its ac
tion i entirety voluntary, !ana only
awaits the ratification of the stock- :.
holders. Albert. Moon tnerts. cashier.
stated that the cause of the bank' re
tirement was the unprofitable condition
of the farminir interest of California .
during the last few year. Thi being
pureiy a iarmers' Dank,, interested in
makimr loan to ' Whentraianra en1
other and receiving their deposits, the - .
oonoition 01 tne bank was a good ba
rometer of how those interests have
fared. The derjoaitora of tho hanV will .
be paid in full, and any loss will fall
on the stockholders. The paid-up capi
tal of the bank is $1,000,000. The de
posits aggregate $218,000. H. M.
uarue, president of tho California rail
road commission, is president of the
TO DEPOSE THE SULTAN.
Rumored Conspiracy of Armenian and
Turkish Officials. .
Constantinople, Deo. 12. Rumor
whioh have apparent fonndation in
faot are ourrent here of 1 whniouk
conspiracy which may have for its ob-
jeoi me deposition 01 tne sultan. It is
Known a unmoor or prominent Armen
ians here and several tnilitan nfflnom
of high rank in the Turkish army and
navy nave Deen closely watohed for
months past, bnt in spite of thi they
have suooeeded in escanina; from the
That the oonspiraoy was of a most
important nature may be judged from
the fact that amons the fmritiven ia t.ha '
sultan's aid-de-oamp, Hassan Djemi
rasna, wno, it is oeneved, was to have
led the disaffected of the imperial
guards into the palace and seize the
New York, Deo. 13. A special to
the Herald from Buenos Ayres says;
The secretary of the Bolivian legation
has sent his second to the Bolivian
minister at this capital It is not be-,
lieved a duel will result Foreign
Minister Alquarta will request their
government to recall them. The diffi
culty is the outoome of a charge made
by the Bolivian minister that the sec
retary had stolen offloial document
and sold them to Chili.