The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899, March 28, 1884, Page 3, Image 3

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The Windows from Which the Real
Man Prepa Faces Which Resem
ble Animals.
Ignatius Donnelly in The Current.
If this -world-conquering creature,
man, this '"quintessence of dust, this
paragon of animals,
"Midway 'twixt nothing and the Deity,"
is, and should be, the chief study of
man ; then, surely, our attention should
be largely concentrated upon the face
of man. Behind it lies the masterful
brain, the dome, in which all that is of
God in us, dwells ; the. shapely temple
to which the Everlasting Consciousness
has deigned to descend ; amid whose
groined arches thoughts may move as
pure and bright as the angels, with
wings as light and tireless as those with
which they have winnowed the reaches
of the heavens.
Through this face the soul looks out.
Here are the windows from which, cur
tain them as we will, the real man
peeps forth : dodging back it may be,
like an evil thing, and hiding while it
looks, and yet revealing in glimpses the
features the tenant of the head would
hide from the passers-by.
Upon the few square inches of this
countenance this patch little bigger
than your hand there can be more
written than all your libraries will hold ;
the infinitely varied, multitudinous
emotions, passious, hates, loves, eleva
tions, degradations, greatnesses and
meannesses of this beast-god, man
this Assyrian idol, with the body of a
bull and" the wings of a elierub.
And what a lesson is preached to our
vanity in this oneness of design which
runs through the faces of all animals !
How human are, oftentimes, the eyes of
dogs and horses ! No wonder the an
cient world thought that the souls of
their ancestors contemplated them
through the countenances of the
dumb brutes arQund ffiem. I have
known a dog to look at me in
such a penetrating, reasoning, rea
sonable way, that 1 felt uncomfortable
under his gaze. And the monkeys !
They have the most uncannv expres
sions of all. I remember one that
looked like an old lawyer, troubled
with dyspepsia, who had lived on
brown bread and precedents, until
he was all withered up; but the eyes
fixed me, as if he had me on the witness-stand,
and was about to ask me "a
leading question ;" a sort of hairy,
shriveled Tulkinghorn, or Jaggers.
But God, to usea familiar expression,
"rubs it in." He not ouly plans the
face of a Jupiter Tonans, or a Venus
of Milo, on the same plan as an alliga
tor or a shark, he groups men by
their prevailing expressions into animal
groups ; thus still farther shocking our
vanity by linking us with the world bo
low us.
Who does not know the sheep-faced
manV The words have passed into an
adjective. The mild, peaceful, herb
ivorous, gregarious nature, a million
of them all alike ; a body of vast inter
est and use to those who prey 0:1 their
fellow men. On the other haml.wliohas
not seen the wolf-faced man ? The head
inclined to droop ; even the os coccyx,
if examined, would be founu at a right
angle inward to the spine; the sneak
ing gait; the bag sunder the eyes; which
are melancholy, watchful, hungry, fur
tive, expectant a natural beast of prey.
He will usually be found dodging
around the thickets of courts and
sheriffs' offices.
Then there is the mastiff-faced man
heavy -jawed, set,' resolute, generally
honest, with more or less of a ponder
ous, bank-president dignity about the
Observe the pugilist and his bull-dog.
They are both of the same type:
coarse, pertinacious, grim, combative,
materialistic, animal : the same kind
of soul looks out of both pairs of eyes ;
there is not a hairs-breadth of differ
ence between them. Who shall say
that when death comes they may not,
to use Mr. Lincoln's expression, "swap
overcoats," and the bull-dog become a
pugilist and the pugilist a bull-dog;
the ex-man tottering along bow-leprged
and belligerent, at the heels of the ex
dog? And thus nature, "which hath
both bran and meal," and never lets
anything go to loss, will keep up an
endiess succession of bull-dogs and
The .Hatches Made in Sweden.
Pall Mall Gazette.
Every one has seen the Swedish
matches and wondered at the quaint in
scription on the top of the box: "Tand
s ticker, tanda acten svafel och fosfor."
Few, however, are there who, when
traveling in Sweden, in the home of
the tandstickers, leave the fjords,
rocks and iirs for a day and trace
the match back to its source. And yet
it would more than repay a day's
sojourn at Jonkopiug to visit the
factory whence proceed not a small
part of the light of the world. The
latest novelty, only at work for about a
month, is an enormous engine, which
daily produces 1,000,000 boxes of
Swedish matches. This wonderful
machine receives the raw material,
namely, blocks of wood, at one end, and
after a while g ives up at the other the
matches neatly arranged in their boxes
to be distributed to the uttermost ends
of the world. The wood which in the
course of last summer was brought to
Jonkoping to be made into matches
filled twenty steamers and eight sailing
Parisian Boulevards.
TCor. Cine nnati Enquirer.
To one accustomed to the common
sense plan on which American cities are
generally laid out, the zig-zag routes
taken by Parisian boulevards are an
eternal vexation. For the fi.jt month
or two a man swears a little when he
finds a broad avenue bring up plump
against a stone wall, vita no means of
egress, and nothing to do but to retrace
his steps ; but after a time no idiosyn
crasy in the boulevards surprises him.
The whole city is made up of squares,
whence half a dozen streets converge,
and eul de sacs. This fact, together
with the cheerful custom of changing
the names of streets every month or
two, as well as giving several names to
different divisions of the same avenue,
keeps the local police busy directing
English and American tourists to their
The Evangelist Coughing and Sneez.
ing in a Yellow-Brown Fog.
tilasgow a Jostle of Kpecir w in a
City of dihosts- But fcilas
goiv Saints Are
Stanford (Ky.) Journal.!
Glasgow, Scotland, is a favorite resort in
summer, and tourists flock to enjoy the in
vigorating climate. Of course there must
be a compensating discomfort for all this,
and one hits it in perfection in November.
We were forewarned and so in a certain
measure forearmed ; but I have only to say
that the grim reality far exceeds our most
imaginative expectations. "We are just now
in the second day of a fog, of the genuine
London sort, technically known as "pea
soup" fog, from its general color and density.
About the hue of a London brick, it is of
brownish yellow and taking hold of the
throat and eyes with a rasping, pyroligneous
effect, this impacted mixture of the breath
of 50,000 chimneys and 700,000 pairs of lungs
is held in solution by the raw, condensed
moisture of a Scotch November. One must
be on the spot to appreciate it.
The solitary pleasant feature of this par
ticular fog is that it renders the almost illimita
blosign of 'Vylie& Lochhead,runeral Under
takers," etc., etc., invisible the last written
words beinz the portion that scans the full
capacity of our sjacioue front. window
niunu somen letters ana muy Keep:
ttut impression proaooea oy
intervals of the
carriages describe!! a lr tatter. By
tne way, tins wealwy Arm, ramifying m
various kindred departments, iov -several
parts of the city, were burned out in Bu
chanan street, last Saturday week, where their
immense furniture establishment contrib
uted in part to one of the most
destructive fires that Glasgow has had for
many years. After our service at Patrick
we all ran up by the tram to the scene of con
flagration and from a favorable point wit
nessed the terrible sight.
But to return to our ''pea-soup." We have
kept our four gas burners in the sitting-room
up to their full capacity all day yesterday
and to-day thus far. Every time the door
opens the enemy rushes in, and in vain do
we essay to shut the successive re-en force
meats of filthiuess out. So we cough and
gasp and sneeze and weep, and bear it as
best we can, after every fresh incursion.
Outside, the rattfings of lumbering vehicles go
by: the noise of wheels upon the paving
stones, coming out of invisible depths, with
nothing of drivers, horses or carriages seen.
Out of the yellowish-brown abyss also pro
ceed shouts, whistles, calls of various kinds
exiostulatory. obligatory and explanatory.
connected with the invisible mass of human
ity and horse-flesh enveloped iD the smoky
mist. The trams creep cautiously along the
rails; carters lead their horses by the bit; all
grope, grope as best they can to their several
destinations. On the sidewalk people plunge
along, bumping against each other, emerging
in an instant from vacuity and disappearing
in another instant into fog space.
A very jostle of spectres in a city of ghosts,
is this great city of Glasgow now. If only
we could afford it and there were not duties
forbidding, we should make our way to the
first railway station an,l ride until we had
outstripped this heavy vapor's march and not
return until it had succombbed to favor
ing winds and showers. George threatens
to marry an organ-grinder, and persuade him
to return to Italy. So much
for our present atmospheric surround
iugs, of which I can not give too murky a
description, seeing it all comes from the hate
ful "prince of tne power ot air" "the ruler
of the darkness of this age'1 the hater of
God and our tortured race. I am glad his
reign is almost over now
Even as I write the shadows are rolling
away. Marie springs to the window curtains
and throws them back with the glad cry
'Here comes the daylight; praise the Lord!"
And although the undertaker's sign again ap
pears, and a funeral cortege, tempted by the
returning daylight, issues promptly forth to
do its needful but dreadful work, we rejoice.
because "the light is sweet; and a pleasant
thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun."
Only a fifteen-minute "lift" of our sooty
envelope. The fog is back once more, gas
relighted and curtains drawn again. A sigh
replaces the exultant shout and the unde
taker's sign vanishes.
On Friday night the Patrick meeting closed
in fullest blessing, with twenty-one for soul
and thirteen anointed for healing. At the
bible reading the subject was " Faith Heal
ing," and fifteen more took Jesus for their
physician. Altogether nearly seven hundred
have confessed the dear Lord for the soul in
the six weeks' service. About fifty anointed
for healing. Praise the Lord.
One word in conclusion. Glasgow saints
are lovely : thirteen drawing-rooms have wel
come us at the hospitable homes of different
ones. More and more we think the Scotch
are the Kentuckians of the British isles. We
have felt so happily at home ever
since coming here. Such deal-, receptive,
generous people, rich and poor, we
have seldom met. Of those who have
attended the services with any regularity,
hardly one has failed to receive glorious
blessing and most been thoroughly convinced
of the truth of "our gospel" in the main
feature of it. Of the loving reception io
social circles and charming families, I can
only speak in terms of tenderest and most
grateful affection. The Lord bless them
every one !
"Comparisons are odious." I will not
treat as rivals such glorious places as High
gate and Glasgow. I can only say, no city
can exceed Glasgow. It will always be one
of the very brighest spots in loving memory.
Ever in Jesus. Geo. O. Barnes.
His Brother Had the Ice.
The Judge.
"Now," said drummer number one, as the
train pulled out of Pittsburg, "I have a bot
tle of whisky. Let's sit down and have a
real good time. I only wish we had sugar
and ice ; we could have some toddy. "
"I've some sugar," said drummer number
two, unstrapping his valise.
"And my brother has some ice," said drum
mer number three; "he's in the baggage car.
I'll just step in and get some," and he did.
The toddy was brewed and rebrewed. The
whisky bottle was a large one, the supply of
sugar seemed inexhaustible, and drummer
number three made as many visits to the
baggage car as the occasion demanded.
However, just as they were ail feeling
good, and were about to compound a fare
well drink, number three returned empty
handed. "Very sorry, boys," he remarked,
"but the baggage man says if I take an
more ice off my brother he won't keep. "
Claims of a Vermont Towa.
Middlebury, W, talks of pi ttmg no a
marble slab in its new town hall wi th a rec
ord of the town's inventions. It claim; tht
circular saw, the wool-picking machine,
power looms, sawing marble by san i, watei
and soft iron, welding cast steel, and maki'i
door and window sash by water power.
Cheap Vessels Which Sailors Call
Dangerous and Which Merchants
New York Sun.1
"Why do so many sailor men speak
of the independent steamers with con
tempt and apparently as if thev hated
the sight of what is called a tramp ?"
was asked of an old ship captain who
was visiting the school ship St. Mary's.
He said :
"They are built in the British yards
by contract of poor materials in the
greatest haste. They are built in the
cheapest way possible. They have low
power engines put in them. They are
manned with as few men as possible.
They pay the lowest wages. They are
sent to any port where a cargo can be
had at any freight rates. Then another
carry is taken, and so they run hither
and yonder, always shorthanded, al
ways overloaded, and always with just
enough provisions on board to last
them through, and no more, so that if
they are delayed by broken machinery
they must either starve their men or
beg from a passing ship. They cut
under rates to get cargoes, and then
skimp in every quarter to get divi
dends." "They are not verv pretty to look
"No. Paint costs something; so doe
oil and emerv to clean bright work. A
holvstone for the decks is expensive.
ut the worst thing to be said abc.
hem is that tnev are not ntto go to
sea in foul weather. Jf vou look af
them you will find that the forward hall
is just like a pit. They can take on a
deck load of 500 tons of water at one
plunge. Sometimes that load comes on
with such force that, striking the house
amidships, the momentum of the ship is
wholly overcome, and she lays on the
water trembling from stem to stern.
Sometimes the bulkhead gives way, and
then the stokehole fills, the fire is put
out, and the boat rolls in the trough of
of the sea until she goes to pieces. Over
the after part of many of them is a poop
deck. When the wave comes on for
ward it fills in the gangways under the
poop, and the ship rolls on her beam
ends, because she cannot get rid of that
deck load. Those that are built flush
the whole length are not so bad."
"Tramps," said an emploj-eof Fundi,
Edye & Co., vessel agents, '"are freight
steamers that do not run in any line.
Since 1877 an enormous number have
been launched at the Glasgow yards.
Money brings very low interest over
there, and capital found a better return
in a certain class of freight steamers.
These steamers are built plain, but
strong. The model is for a large car
rier, instead of for a quick passage.
They ordinarily vary iu size from 900
to 1.800 tons net register. They will
carry nearly 50 per cent, more tons of
dead weight than they register. The
engines for a steamer of 1,200 tons
would probably be of "200 nominal
horse power. The power is great
enough to give the vessel a speed of
nine knots. They spread only enough
canvas to keep them steady when in a
gale. They consume twenty tons of
coal a day, where an ocean greyhound
will burn 200. They bear about the
same relation to the swift passenger
boats that a freight train bears to the
lightning express."
" There seems to be a prejudice
against them among some classes of
sailors." was suggested.
"Yes. It is unwarranted. The same
inspectors are employed to oversee the
building of the tramps that inspect the
line steamers. They are built of the
same materials, by the same men, in the
same yards. Home men hold stock in
both kinds of steamers. Did you never
hear of a line company leasing an out
side steamer ? It's done often to get an
annoying competitor out of the way, or
because business is good and more
carrying capacity is wanted. Would
they lease a rotten tub '? Look in Lloyd's
register and see how the tramps are
rated. The talk that ships are insured
heavily and sent to sea to sink presup
poses that insurance agents are fools."
"It is said that the cargoes carried
are so large that the vessel is jeopar
dized." "That is sometimes true in all vessels
except those devoted to passengers.
The tramp owners are no worse than
others. The insurance people look
after that so closely that it does not
often occur. As to the model of the
tramp steamer, it must be said that
great and honest difference of opinion
prevails among ship-builders as to which
is the safest. Men who put hundreds
of thousands of dollars into steamers
may be supposed to take as great an
interest in the way those vessels stand
the wear ol sea voyages as disinterested
people could."
A Diver's K.xierienee.
Inter Ocean.
I made my first trip without knowing
any more about the business than vou
do. Every fledgling shrinks from going
on after his first dive, for he has suf
fered a pain that you land-lubbers
know nothing of. Take two sharp
Over $4,000,000 will be spent on public
education this year in London.
The largest city in Japan is Osaka,
which contains 1,585,695 inhabitants.
James Gordon Bennett left Nice last
is yacht for a six weeks' cruise
le Emperor William, of Ger-
seht a Bible to the youthful
DiftWer, with a fuse attached,
'diaoarrored in the postoffice at
the Irish police, is or-
English detectives to
has mMM
at UhfitiiftiAn
A rail
ately suj
it is asi
re. crfn
pencils and force them steadily into Severa banquets were given in Paris on
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fair idea of the pain that shoots through
the head of a diver the first time he's
lowered. He gets used to it in time,
and doesn't feel it much unless let down
over faftv feet, and then it comes
a-shoutin'. Once at the bottom you can
stop it in a jiffy by bending over, set
ting your teeth and swallowing air like
a hog, through your nose.
.there s one thing .we can t get used
to, though, and that's the perspiration.
You can't wipe it off and it feels as if a
thousand flies were crawling over and
feeding on a man's face. But itching
aside, I would as soon have air pumped
to me as blown to me. It doesn't use a
man u), either for the time or for good
Ao-day l am m
ever was before.
better health than I
Pencil Harks.
An expert (in a London will case)
lately stated that pencil marks rubbed
out revive when the texture of the
paper returns to its normal condition.
The existence of these marks proved
most embarrassing in the case in ques
A New York florist claims to sell 20,-
000 rosebuds every day.
ging at Tehauntepec
Myers, an America
died last week,
upon which Michael
g recentlv, was nrea
, county Tyrone.
ress of China was ad-
I of Bacninh, she immedi-
the military council.
that France will demand a
heavy indemnity from China and will oc
cupy Chinese territory to guarantee its
A manifest from Prince Napoleon is im
inent. He has gone to Switzerland to
avoid arest, taking with him all his papers
and valuables.
Mrs. "Weldon has began an action
against Forbes Winslow for a libel, assault
and false imprisonment. The damages
are put at 100,000.
The English troops manifest great dis-
ntent at the prospect of being ordered
Advance on neroer, as they consiaer tne
npaign useless.
The American bell-punch has been dis
carded on the London tramways. It was
considered a nuisance, and failed to pre
vent knocking down.
Placards have been posted about Skib
berreen, county Cork, Ireland, announcing
the outbreak of a civil war in France.
Police are removing them.
Li Hung Chang, Viceroy of China, is
submitting a basis of peace to the English
and American Ministers at Pekin and ask
ing them to intercede with France.
By an explosion of gas in the Merchants'
House, at Paris recently, a policeman and
fireman were killed and twenty persons
hurt, including a number of passers-by.
The Edinburgh University is about to
confer the honorary degree of doctor of
laws upon Dr. Fordyce Barker, President
of the New York Academy of Medicine.
It is alleged that Sargent has been as
sured by Secretary Frelinghupson that he
has the option of remaining at Berlin or
becoming a minister to some other court.
A silver mine near Schwatka, in Tyrol,
was flooded by a subterranean spring last
week and several miners were drowned.
The damage to the works by water is very
It is stated Bismarck is receiving nu
merous telegrams approving his speech in
regard to the Lasker incident. He is as
tonished at the rapidity with which mes
sages of approval reached him from
The bark Lucy, from Liverpool for San
Francisco, was sunk by a collision. Six of
the crew were drowned. The captain and
three members of the crew arrived at
The police of New Castle-on-Tyne have
received information of a plot to explode
the principal buildings of the city, includ
ing the Central railway station and the
There are now published in the United
Kingdom, 2105 newspapers, of which Eng
land has 1,577; Wales, SO; Scotland, 181;
Ireland, 156, and the Isles, 20. London
alone has 401.
Latest advices from Bacninh state that
the French forces, while pursuing the
Chinese, crossed the river and carried
Phujing fort. Three men were killed and
several wounded.
East Indians refuse cheese made with
rennet, but a substitute has been found in
a shrub common in Northern India, the
fermedtive principle of whose seeds is
said to have the same effect.
General Eddin, the Afghan Chief, who
is editing an anti-English paper printed
in Paris, but which is to be circulated in
Moslem countries, claims that he de
scended from the Prophet. He promises
undying enmity to England.
The Chief of Police at St. Petersburg
has received a letter from Nihilists
threatening with death any one who in
forms against Degaieff, as to who was the
leader of the four Nihilists that murdered
Colonel Suideikem, December 28th.
The English steamer General Roberts,
from Galveston February 5th, has arrived
at Liverpool. She collided with an ice
field and had her bows smashed and her
fore compartment filled with water. A
part of her cargo had to be jettisoned.
A commission on the law of insanity has
been nominated by the French Senate.
The members will examine experts and
visit other countries in order to settle
all the details necessary to the prepara
tion of a new law ot lunacy tor r ranee.
The Australian colonies are gradually
forming a navy. The Protector, a power
ful cruiser, carrying six formidable guns,
has iust been launched for South Austra
lia. Melbourne has torpedo and gun boats
and New Zealand has similarly provided
Owing to opposition by the Minister of
Commerce, the committee of the Chamber
of Deputies, to which the question of the
importation of pork was referred, has
abandoned the intention of making in
quiries of Consul Generals in regard to
American pork.
The Comte de Paris has chosen the
present moment, while the state of the
Paris labor market is occupying the atten
tion of the Chamber, for the issue of his
work, "The Situation of Workmen in
England." The book particularly treats
of co-operative societies
played the words: "O'Donnell's death will
be avenged." Several delegates of the
Irish Republican Brotherhood were pres
ent. Patrick Carey, in an after-dinner
speech, advocated the use of dynamite.
Rumors are current in the lobbies of the
House of Commons that the resignation
of Gladstone and other members of the
Government has been under consideration
at three Cabinet Councils. A majority of
the Council favor a prolonged occupation
of Egypt, to which Gladstone is opposed.
The scene about the House of Com
mons, at London, is of an unusual char
acter. Clerks and porters carrying bags
and boxes to the committee rooms were
stopped by police, and the parcels sub
jected to a thorough examination, to pre
vent the possible introduction of dyna
mite. A boat has left Shendy to try and re
open communication with General Gordon
at Khartoum. Zobehr Pasha has offered
to go to Khartoum to assist General Gor
don on condition that he be allowed to
take funds to raise a force of 1.500 blacks.
The Egyptian government recommended
England to accept Zobehr's offer.
In the Ontario Legislature last week
the speaker announced that three mem
bers, Mokin, Balfour and Dowling, gov
ernment supporters, had been offered
bribes to vote against the government.
Lynch and Kirk land, two of the leaders
in the conspiracy to oust the liberal gov
ernment, were arrested and jailed.
John Booth, proprietor of the Austin,
Nev., Reveille, is dead.
A number of Arabs have lately landed
in this country as emigrants.
John C. Fremont is reported to be se
riously ill at his Staten Island home.
An Ohio physician is preparing a medi
cal lexicon in forty -two languagues.
Eleven counties in Oregon have yet to
hear the shrill whistle of the locomotive.
The Amhurst College base-ball nine are
making arrangements to play with pro
fessionals. There are, it has been calculated, an
average of about 8,000,000 tobacco seed to
the pound.
Bishop Gibbons arrived at Baltimore
from Rome last week, and received a
public reception.
It is stated that for every four law
breakers put in the Mississippi peniten
tiary one escapes.
The President has nominated Julius
Stahl as Consul General of the United
States at Shanghai.
Experts pronounce the outbreak among
cattle in the State of Illinois not the foot
foot and mouth disease.
An explosion occurred in a coal mine at
Lynchburg, Va., last week. About 150
men are reported killed.
The Secretary of War has still on hand
$40,600 of the $500,000 appropriated for the
relief of the flood sufferers.
The funeral of Henry A. Tilden, of New
Labanon, N. Y., was largely attended.
Samuel J. Tilden was present.
The Grand Opera House in San Fran
cisco was packed with a $4,000 audience
on the first night of Patti's appearance.
J. D. Frockafeller, one of the oldest
miners and known all over the coast,
suicided at Salt Lake by taking morphine.
It is reported that only one member of
the senior class of Hamilton College is
now in attendance, and the bolters are as
firm as ever.
Dewitt C. Grove, ex-Mayor of Utica, for
many years past proprietor of the Utica
Observer, died in JNew xork last ween,
aged 58 vears.
It is learned at the Department of State
that no telegram has been sent to Sargent
relative to his transfer to another post, as
has been reported.
Governor Murray has left for Washing
ton. He will demand an investigation of
the charges made against him on the
floor of the House.
A flood at Los Angeles, Cal., destroyed
a large number of buildings and caused a
loss ot $loU,uuu. une nunarea tamines
were driven to the hills.
A deserter from the German armv,
George N. Crooms, living at Boonville,
Mo., shot himself, because he thought
Bismarck was after him.
McFadden, charged with being impli
cated in the Pacific Express robbery last
week, has been taken from Sherman,Tex.,
to St. Louis on a requisition.
In the libel suit of the Mutual Reserve
Fund Association against the Spectator
Company of New York, jndgment was
given, with costs, of $222,000.
Some New York parties, while experi
menting with a combination of coal and
water as fuel on the tug Mattie Sargent,
caused a fire; damage $15,0000.
The Chinese Consul's failure to partici
pate in the honors done by New York to
his countryman, Ah Sam, one of the
Jeanette heroes, excites indignation.
Governor Cleveland has approved the
Roosevelt bill, giving the Mayor of New
York the power of appointment without
confirmation by the Board of Aldermen.
The United States steamship Hartford,
flag ship of Rear Admiral Aaron K.
Hughes, commanding Pacific Station, has
arrived in San Francisco from Honolulu.
A railroad officer stales that nearly
50,000 northern tourists are now in Florida
hotels. Among the prominent ones are
Jay Gould, and Alex. Mitchell, of Mil
waukee. The death of Mrs. Annie Key Turner,
daughter of Francis Scott Key, author of
the "Star Spangled Banner," is announced
as having occurred at Marc island. Aged
71 years.
A young daughter of Justice J. C.
Barker, of Chicago, residing on Fullerton
avenue, has developed hydrophobia from
the bite of a Newfoundland dog last
Newport, Ky., reported 3,387 houses
inundated, the estimated damage being
$1,000,000. Thirty-three buildings were
washed away, .and 127 turned bottom
The Governor of California has granted
Llovd L. Majors, under sentence of death
for "complicity in the Lexington, Santa
Clara county, murders, a respite until
April 11.
Every child in the Bloomington, Ind.,
public schools took a potato to school.
The whole aggregated thirty-six bushels,
and was contributed to the relief of the
flood sufferers.
A dispatch has been received in San
Franeiseo from the General Manager of
the Central Pacific railroad which states
that Governer Stanford's son died at
Florence, Italy.
General Manager Towne, of the Central
Pacific railroad, stated recently that the
company is seriously considering the put
ting on of a train to connect with the fast
Eastern mail service.
Prentiss Teller, the Pacific .Express
company's agent at St. Louis, who de
camped with nearly $100,000 a few weeks
ago, was arrested by Milwaukee detec
tives last week and $89,000 of the money
President Lisky telegraphs from Poca
hontas to the office of the Southwest Vir
ginia Improvement Company that the loss
of life by the mine explosion was 112 men.
Preparations are making to flood the mine.
Work in the west mine has been resumed.
George H. Williams, a millionaire law
yer in Baltimore, is a defendant in a suit
brought bv his son to recover $31X1,000
transferred, while under the influence of
liquor, in exchange tor an annuity oi
The police of Washington suspect that
Degdiff, leader of the party of Nihilists
who murdered Colonel Sudeiken, is in the
city. Fifty arrests were made without
capturing him. Hotels have been directed
to report to the police the arrival of all
A meeting of the hop trade at the Pro
duce Exchange in New York recently
favored the established allowance of seven
pounds tare to the bale of hops. A com
mittee goes to Albany to oppose the bill
which seeks to change the present system
of allowances.
The Union Pacific officials have received
inquiries from the Central Pacific officials
as to whether the fast mail is permanent,
and they have replied they they think it is.
Fast mail now lies over at Ogden twenty
four hours awaiting the starting of the
Central Pacific.
Seven men of the crew of the schooner
Sarah W. Hunt died of drowning or
starvation while searching for seals near
Campbell island, in the Pacific ocean. The
captain and the steward alone sailed the
vessel 630 miles to New Zealand after
losing the crew.
A meeting of managers of roads of the
Northwest Traffic Association was called
last week for the purpose of consulting
with a view of renewing the old agree
ment or adopting a new one. The opinion
prevails in railway circles that all differ
ences will be adjusted.
BUTTER Fancy, fresh roll, lb., 35
40c; inferior, grade, 2025c; pickled, 25(a)
CHEESE California, 17 19c; Oregon
large, choice, 1920c. small, none.
EGGS K? doz., 25.
FISH Extra Pacific codfish, whole, in
c, 74c, boneless, in bxs., 8Jc$ lb.; domestic
salmon, hf bbls., $6.0O7.00, bbls., $11.00,
1-lb. eans, doz., $1.45; mackerel, No. L &
kit, 1.752.00, No. 2, $1.501.75, No. 1,
hf bbls., $10.00, No. 2, $8.50; herrings,
salted, hf bbls., , dried, 10-lb. bxa.Tac.
FLOUR Fancy extra, bbl, $5.00;
bakers' extra, ; country, $4.004.50;
superfine, $3.75.
' FEED, Etc. Corn meal, 100 lbs., $2.75
3.00: buckwheat, $5.50; oat meal, $4.00
4.25; cracked wheat, $3.253.50; bran,
ton $15.17; shorts, $2250; middlings,
fine, $25.0030.00; hay, baled, 18.0020.00;
chop, $22.5025.00.
FRUITS Prunes. Hungarian. 1
15c; raisins (new). Jp bx.. S2.50O2.75.
bxs., $2.753.00, qr bxs., $3.253.35, 8th
dxs., $i-i.zo(aja.ou; currants, .ante, 16.
in bxs., 10c; citron, $ lb. in drums, 22Jc;
almonds, Marseilles, $ lb., 1820c, Lane,
20c; walnuts, Chili, lll24c, California.
WHEAT Good to choice, 160 lbs.,
91.50 1.55, good vaUey; Walla Walla and
Eastern Oregon, $1.501.52&.
OATS Choice milling, nominal; good
feed, 55c; ordinary feed, 5053c.
BARLEY Brewing, $ 100 lbs., nominal
feed, nominal
BUCKWHEAT Nominal, $1.502.00.
CORN No demand.
RYE Nominal, $ 100 lbs., nominal
HIDES AND BAGS Hides, dry, over
16 lb., $ lb., 14c; Murrain hides, two-thirds
off; hides, wet salted, over 55 lbs., lb., 6
7c (one-third less for light weights, dam
aged, cut grubby or dry salted); pelts,
shearling, 10c$1.00; deer skins, winter,
1215c, Eastern Oregon, 22c, summer, E
1820c, valley, 2530c; burlaps, 40 in.,
8Jc, 45 in., OJc, 60 in., 15c; twine, flour, 35
40c, wheat, 35c, fleece, 1213c; gunnies,
18c; wheat sacks, 773c;
HONEY In comb. IS lb.. 22ffil25c:
strained in 5 gal., 11c lb.; 1-gal. tins, p
doz, $14.0015.OO, half-gal., $7.50.
HOPS $ lb., 1520c:
PROVISIONS Bacon, llj12jc; hams,
country, $ lb., 1315c, butcher, scarce;
shoulders, 10llc.
LARD Kegs, lb., 12c; Eastern,
pails, 1212c; Oregon, tins, 1212ic; Cali
fornia, 10-lb. tins, none
GREEN FRUITS Apples, V bx., $1.50
2.00; lemons, California, $4.OOfe5.O0, Sicily,
$12.00fel3.00; oranges, bx., $4.004.50:
limes, 100, $1.502.0n
VEGETABLES Potatoes, V bu., 50
55c, according to variety; cabbage, $ lb,.
2Jc; turnips, $ sck., $1.25; carrots, $1.25;
beets, $1.25; onions (new), $ lb., le; pars
nips, ljc.
WOOL Valley, 1018c; Eastern Ore
gon. I417c.
POULTRY -Chickens, doz., spring,
$4.0O5.O0. old. S0.50: ducks. S10.00&12.00;
geese, $8.0010.00; turkeys, $ lb., 1214c.
RICE Sandwich Islands, No. 1, V lb.,
5c; China mixed, 4jfe5c; China No. 1,
none; Rangoon, 5Jc.
PEAS, SEEDS, Etc. Beans, lb., pea,
4c, s. w., 54c, lg. w., 44c bayou, 4c, pink,
3e, limas, 6c; peas, field, 243Jc, sweet,
15(& 20c; timothy seed, 1012c, red clover,
22(Oj25c, white clover, 40(gj50c, alfalfa, 16
20c, hungarian grass, SfelOc, millet, 810c,
orchard grass, 18(o20c, rye grass, 2025c,
red top, lofe 17c, blue grass, 1820c, nes
quite grass, lWa 12Ac.
SUGARS Golden C, in bbls., $ lb., 9c,
in hf bbls., 9jc; refined D, bbls., 8Jc, hf
bbls., 8jc; dry granulated, bbls., lofc, hf
bbls., 10jc; crushed, bbls., 10c; fine
crushed, bbls., llc, hf bbls;, llc; cube,
bbls., die, hf bbls, HJcJ islands, No. 1, kgs.,
8i8gc, bgs., 8ic.
TALLOW Good to choice rendered, 7i
74c; refined, 9( 9Jc ft? lb.
HOPS Quotable at 1719c, (:f lt. for fair
to medium, and 2022c jor good to choice.
APPLES Oregon, f bx., $1.50, $2.25.
HIDES Dry, b lb., usual selection, 18c:
dry kip, 18c; dry calf, 1821c; prime hair
goatskins, U24a 70c.
LARD Eastern refined, 3 to 10-lb. tins,
13c, 134c. Other provisions unchanged.
HONEY Extracted, 6c. 8e, lb.; extra
white comb, 18c, 20c; white, 13c, 16c; dark,
9c, 12c.
DRIED FRUITS Bleached. 14 (Si 15c:
apples, machine-cured, f 15 16c, sun
cured, 9(c;10c; peaches, machine-cured, in
boxes, I3(a!l4c; uerman, in boxes, & lt., lu
(lie; plums, sun-cured, pitlcss, 1516c,
machine-cured, !(( lsc; pears, machine-
cured, 10( 12c, sun-cured, lWolle; figs,
California. 25-t. bx.. 9c: Smyrna, 20(o425e.
RECEIPTS Wheat, 47,000 ctls.; flcur,
95,000 qr. sks.; oats, 375 ctls.; potatoes. 2.
500 sks.; eggs, 18.000 doz.
FLOUR San Francisco extra are joo
bing at $5.505.75; superfine $3.754.50;
inferior brands, $5.005.50 for extra, and
$3.504.00 for superfine
WHEAT Extra choice, & ctl., $1.774
1.80. Buyer season 300, $1.83i; 100, $1.82;
300. $1,824; 200, $1.82i.
BARLEY Feed, V ctl., $1,124(5(1.074;
brewing No. 1, $1.1241.15, No. 2, $1.05
1.10; bay chevalier, $1.301.3o; coast do,
$1.15 1.20
OATS Black, 1.45 1.50; white. $1.50
L65; for common, 1.701,80 for fair to
good, and $1.751.774 for extra choice
CORN Choice ory yellow, $1.60; white,
choice dry, $1.40t. 50; common, $1,374
1.45; Nebraska, $1.45.
BRAN Quiet and unchanged at $17.80
18.00 f ton
MIDDLINGS -Steady at $19.0021.00 &
HAY Wheat, $12.0014.50; wild oat,
$12.0014.50; barley, 98.0011.00; stable,
$13.O014.0O; cow, $10.0012.00; alfalfa,
$9.0011.00 10 ton.
STRAW Quotable at 5060c & bale.
BUCKWHEAT Quotable at $3.253.50
MILLSTUFFS Ground barley. 24.00
25.00 $ ton; oil cake meal, old process,
$30.00, new process, $20.50: rye flour. $6.00
bbl.; rye meal, $5.50; buck-wheat flour,
lb., 5c; pearl barley, 45c; graham flour,
3c; oat meal, 54c; Eastern oat meal, bbl.,
9.75, net cash; cracked wheat, lb., 4c.
DRIED PEAS Green, 4.57;niles. $3.50;
blackeye, $3.50 ctl.
BEESWAX Quotable at 2628c, lb.
POTATOES New sell, according to
quality, as follows: Small, 2c; medium,
24c; large choice, 34c lb. Sweets, $2.75
3.08; Cuffey Coves.'05c$1.05; Jersey blues,
6S75c: Humbolats, 75c; Petalumas,
70c; Tomales, 70c; early goodrich,
1.251.37J; early rose, 6560c; river reds
48c: Deerless. 90c
SEEDS Brown mustard, $3,09 3.50,
yellow, 3.00 Flax, 2.502.75, ctl.; can
ary, 55ic; alfalfa, 89c; rape, 334c.
hemp. 344c; timothy, 78c, lb. for im
ported. BUTTER Good to choice roll, lb.,
32435c; fair, 3032c; firkin, 2225c: west
ern, 1620c.
ONIONS Good to choice, sk., 1.15
CHEESE California, 1718c; Eastern
creamer-, 1619c; Western, 1518c, lb.
POULTRY Dressed turkeys, 2426c,
live, 2224c, 0 lb., for hens, and 2224c for
fobblers, geese $2.252.75 $ pair; ducks,
ll.e014.00 $ doz.; hens. 8.008.50;
roasters, young, 8.509.50, olddo, 7.50
8.00 broilers, 5.006.00, according to
SALMON Oregon, 1-lb cans, doz.,
f. o. b., 1.20, 1.224.
EGGS 3? doz.. 26i27ic.
WOOL : Mendocino, 12c, 15c, lb.;
Humboldt, 12c, 17c; San Joaquin, 8c, 10c;
coast, 8c, 11c; Red Bluff and Colusa, etc.,
BEANS We quote as follows: Pea and
small white. 3.124 ctl.; bayos,
t4.50 ; pinks, 4.40 ; red jobbing at
4.50; limas, 3.153.20; butter, 3.50