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Lincoln Count! Leader.
jr. W. IIIWAKT, fablUbar.
Checks of the Seven Stars Min
ing Co. Repudiated.
DEEDS FOE WORTHLESS LANDS
A WellH, Fargo & Co. Express Car
on the Atlantic and Pucillc
Destroyed by Fire.
Tlie piiI moil run In the Columbia !h
Natural gas in Santa Fc, X. M., is to
The Oregon Pacific roail into Ijc ex-
tended to Boise City, Muho.
The horsclhicves w ho raided ranches
near I'rvm ott, A. T., liavu been caught.
Trouble is reported between the cow
boys und Navajo Indianson tireen river,
A project for a railroad lietween 1'lnu-
Tho Btock-ifrowers Association con
vention at Ogdon wants the arid lands
reded to the htateH and J crritorios.
Mr. Huntington has directed the ofll-
ccrs of tho Kouthern. .I'aiHle t.Viiipniiy to
iiauiu thu Simla Monica wharf "fort
Thu mining exi'itement in Josephine
county. Or.. coutiuueH. New finds are
ruorted alinoNt daily, and hoiiiu of them
are very ricli in gold.
Tho Hheriir and deputies at Visalia,
who made a failure in their hint effort to
uiuiu j-vttiin aim Mining, are now
busily engaged in explaining how they
failed and placing thu hhtiiiu on each
Numerically thu Stanford University
faculty consists of thirly-throo profess
ors, seven associato professors, fourteen
assistant profeHKorH, iifteen iiiHtructorH,
eight assistants and one non-resident
lecturer; total, seventy-eight.
Luke county, Or., Iihh two Halt marshes
one on hiker Uike and onu on Warner
Lake und when thu railroad pierces
that country the salt industry will bu a
Hiiru thing, an theHalliHeiualinHtrength
and purity to Turk's Inland milt.
Deeds for worthless lands in thu Colo
rado llehert aru arriving at San Diego
for record from persons in thu Kast who
aru iM'ing victimized by Walter J. Itay
moiiil. lie ciiIIh tliciu citrus fruit hinds,
und h'IIh them for good priccM. They
aru utterly without value.
Thu Welln, Fargo & Co. express, car on
thu Atlantic and 1'acilic at Hancock, N.
M., was destroyed by lire, and the safes
contained nearly Itio.tKMJ in gold and iih
much morn in greenbacks. A large
quantity of thu gold will liavu to go back
to the ill in I. for recoiuing, being incited
together. There in nothing but ashes of
Checks of the Seven Star Mining Com
pany liavu been repudiated by a I'ros
cotl (A. T.) bank, with which the com
pany ban been doing business, thu cum
jinny having no binds to its credit,
Thin Ih thu property recently Mucked by
Dr. Warner oi patent mcdiciuu (nine,
mid which was advertised fur hale under
a guaranteu of paying dividend.
Thero aro various cranberry marshes
along the count districts between the
southern Hue of Oregon ami thu (lulf of
St. lioorgo. Tht Nehalem ncction of the
TilUilnook count has long been noted
umoiig local reniileiitn for itn cranberricn ;
und from junt north of the Columbia
river, in thu Shoalwiiter Hay country,
barrels and barrels of the favorite (i oil
Und their way into thu markets of the
world every season.
The limine of T. C. F.arlv A Co., cloth
ing dealers at lloiso, Idaho, Iihh faileil.
Thu dealings of the houne were reported
crooked. ' Alter establishing credit the
house bought gtHnln mid reshipped thcni
to other Hintn, where tliey wore Hold,
and the creditor found too late there
were no gissls to seize to nccure thcr
bills. Karly watt a lender in praycr
mcctings and Sundiiy-HchiHil work.
A young woman Htopping in San
Diego came from thu Kant to California,
fell in love, married, nettled down, broke
tin limine keeping, lout her hiinbaud and
rcmiiiicd her maiden nam", all within
thu last month. Her hunlvaud during
the Hiiuio lime left liiti niinatioii under a
cloud, met und married the girl, eliauged
Ilia nauiu twice and disappeared to partN
unknown, ami now Mill incgos
names of the panic cannot be given to
A farmer named Whitucv living near
Ktiwainla, Sun Diego county, t'ul., wan
recently bitten bv a rattler, and through
thu prompt application ol remedies ex-IH-rienced
no apparent ill results. One
week afterwards, it in gravely Mated,
while working in a barn be saw and
killed a large rattler. Immediately he
wan thrown in ctuivulnioiin, and since
then he will throw himnelf on tho tloor.
crawl along und protrude hia tongue.
He in under medical care.
Thu llower dredger, which ban Ihvii
at work at South Hen, I the pant twenty
inonthn, ban gone to Olvmpia. hlle at
South lltndthc dredger excavated l,:tNl,
NHlvanlsof river bottom, and disttib
tiled the material, a verv randy clay,
over "HO acres of tide Hat, of w Inch about
forty acre aro tilled live feet and the
remainder tliree feet high. The hiirlni
ban been eMoiidcd about half a mile
eastward bv (he operation, the extension
having an average depth of twenty-two
(eet at extreme low tate, I beeosl ol the
work, exclusive of engineering, iliniua.:c,
etc., ban Wen ('.'.K.lHil. and all homo by
the profierty ow ner of South Itend.
A company ban boon fornusl under
conctunion of thu Arrow Hciiiiifhip
Company to operate Arrow idcauicm on
tint 1'acitle. Thu Arrow He aim-hip
Company wait iucororatod under the
lawn of Arizona hint NovemU r, w ilh a
capital rliak of lo,txH,lHH and tin
ri'wrvtHl right b incn'me it to i PUxm,
(HM. They proKe the cMahhnliuicut
of a traniMirtatiou line from the Ameri
can 1'acitie Count to .lapmi and China.
Htopping at Hawaii. Two Arrow "team
ahipnof aUiut 4.'al feet ill length. ,Ti (. t
beam, and a Hpctot cambleof carrying
them to Yokohama in lena than ten
dayn, will Un built by the Arrow Con
struction Company, prolxibly thin Mini
mer. Tliene wiII Imi (ollowl later
two additional nlnpn of great cixvd
ulllcieiit to attract the cream of the
trannpaellle panacngor trade, the mmlr
and exprean livight. The nlvle ol hlp.
being uiiHinkatde, tinburuahle and
practically indcHtructihle, comhine.1
with luxurioim comfort and unpnrnlU l.xl
IhhxI, will niiiku them iHipular on the
water of the l'a itie, and tho company
will prove a tlrong coinotilor for the
line w hich now control tho trade v
tween tliil Coanl and A.ia,
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Secretarr Morton hall nnnnintjvt TT TT
C. Dunwoody ansistant chief of the
weamer bur. au, vn Major Kockwood
reiiigned. Major Dunwoodv haH Wn
connected with the bureau for many
E. P. Baldwin. Find. Anditnr r,f J.p
Trea-ury, has innued an order which
win prevent lavoritmm in the examina
tion of account. Under the new order
each account will be taken tin in the
order in which it wan received and on
no account made special, except by
uriier 01 me neao oi uie aepartnieiil.
Unlemt unforeneen reason for poatpone
ment nhould occur the International
Monetary Conference will reconvene at
ISniHftclH May 30. All the ComiiiinMonem
have tendered their renignationM, and
but one of them Henrv W. Cannon.
I'renident of the Chime National Hank of
.New York citv baa been reannointed
It in understood Senator Jonea of Ne
vada baa lx;en repiented to withdraw hie
Acting Commissioner of PennionH
Murphy ban transferrer about fifty
clerkn, who were heretofore employed
on "statistical work," butVhich, so' far
an lie could see.areol no value to the office,
to current work in order to fui.-ilitate in
bringing up the business to date.
Murphy is decidedly of the opinion that
among the nfW.OUU pensioners on the
rolls of the bureau there are many fradu
lent cases, ami with a view of purging
the list of such as can be reached he has
issued an order U the special examiners
in the held, directing them to use all
diligence in searching out Hiich cases as
require the attention of the bureau.
Friends of ex-Representative Iilount.
now on a special mission to Honolulu,
say there ure several reasons why he
will not bu chosen as Minister Stevens'
successor. Notwithstanding that bin
iictions have been approved by the ad
ministration, thu President is not blind
to the fact that certain things he has
done, notably thu hauling down of the
flag, have been received in this country
with disfavor. Thu president realizes
also that a commissioner appointed to
assist in settling a controversy Isaween
two parties in a foreign nation can
hardly hope to 1)0 persona gratia to ull
factions after Iho HnHletnent is effected.
Ileforu leaving Washington President
Cleveland practically set at rest all
rumors that he would call an extra ses
sion of Congress to consider the (Imincial
situation. During a conversation with
Cleveland Representative Kilgoru in
iiuired regarding thu intentions of the
President as to an extra session. Kil
goru explain! that he wished to bring
his family to this city, and for this
reason was anxious to learn what would
probably be dona in order that ho could
iiuiku his plans accordingly. Tho replv
of thu President was lie w'ould not call
an extra session until September, unless
some unforeseen circumstances which
weru not now anticipated made such u
coiii-ho necessary. Ho stated a cull
would be made for usseuibliiig Congress
between SeptemlMT 1 und 15.
Thu Executive Committee of tho local
directory of thu World's Fair held u
meeting at which resolutions were
adopted which practically mean a Hat
renunciation of Congressional control.
The joint committee made a lengthy
report on thu recent act of Congress in
structing thu Secretary of thu Treasury
to withhold enough of the Columbia half
dollars to secure the payment of ) 570,
HHO for awards, which was amply dis
cussed. The reHrt hiivb thu committee
would regard it as a direct and inexcus
able violation of the pledges and coven
ants with the landholders to enter into
the formal undertakings which the act
of Congress reipiire. The requirement
of this act, says thu committee, is a
violation of thu act of August 6, 18112,
accepted by the directors.
i Senator liiinsom, Chairman of the
Commerce Commit ten, w as seen in
reference to the committee's Pacific
Coast trin. When asked alsmt the
probable date of the start from Chicago
lie said he hail an idea that arrange
ments could be perfected so that the
committee would leave June Hi. There
was no certainty hIhiiiI this, lie said, hut
it was his purpose to get the committee
away at the earliest imssible moment.
It is now stated that the committee will
be on the I'acille Coast for fully six
weeks, and possihly for a more lengthy
periisl. Senator Hansom says the com
mittee, will go direct from Chicago to
San Francisco. From there the commit
tee will go to 1.oh Angeles, to investi
gate whether the proponed deep water
hiirlmr should he located at Idslondo
Peach or San Pedro. When the investi
gation for this purKne in completed
other river and harlxir improvements
will be looked into, and then the com
mittee will go north to Oregon and
Washingson to invesligate the t iilumhin
river improvements mid also the pro
poned scheme to connect Lake Washing
ton to i iiget rMuuui ny snip canal.
World's Fair construction lias cost
World's Fair building will need 11,
IHHI incandescent electric lightn.
Put few English society people will
come to the w orl.l s ruir until tho Um
don season is over in July.
The buildings of tho Chicago World's
l air have already cost twice as much as
those of the Pans l.xposition.
mi' i rinco oi nine is not coming
over tin year, lint Inn son, the IMikoof
York, in expected to do no before his
What is claimed to 1k tho plow unci
bv Daniel Webster on his farm at
Marshlield, N. II,, will bo sent to the
The government exhibit for the
Wotld Fair in not ready, and therefore
will not U placrd in position at the fair
until May l
It ban been otllcially declared that all
the dunking water in the Columbian
Exposition ground from Uike Michigan
w ill bo tillered.
A tabular display of the smjm and
workings of the tieruuiit laws lo insure
norkiiiL'iitcii against sickness, accident
mid old ai is lo Im a part of the lier-
man exluint at the vtoil.l n hair.
Among the Kansas product to bo ox
hibitisl at the World's Fair will lie some
choice HiHviiuens of itrasshoiiiiers. in the
pnnliictiou of which the bleeding State
is without a rival amonj American
Wistxmniii' original Miitimiiristiiin f.ir
the World fair mas hi nimMnllv a t.t
arouse general critici. 'in throughout the
Mie. ,n a result another lull lias Ivou
-used and sinned which antironriate
August 1) ha licon nitnivl u th. itiv
lor a giand gathering of Virginian at
the World' Fair. On that day the
2rtth anniversary of the !koui
Ming at Jamestown of the (Irsl rvp
rcncnlativo legislative liodvof American
A model of Nicarairua canal, twenty
feet lone. I exhibited at the World'
fair. 1 hi model is one of the two that
aero constructed at Washington in
KvH. The other wa sent to the Pari
FxiMMUtloll and Presented to the French
ih pari incut of engineering.
Strike on the Union Pacific
A COXSCIEXTIOCS HORSETUIEF.
Pennsylvania Iron Trade Expects
Much Tronble This Year In
Albany ia to have an electric trunk
Kansas ia filling up this spring with
"(ium-chewers' lockjaw" has made
us apK arance.
The new directory of St. Louis con
tains 11)1,52:! names.
A 2,000,000 postofflee is to adorn the
city of Puflalo, N. Y.
Boston is planning toi,;lil an elevated
rauroaa to cost tvo.uuu.uou.
Nut culture is attracting attention
on the Delaware peninsula.
George Gould says the Union Pacific's
floating debt is only H.OOO.OOO,
The New York legislature has dried
up tfie Kx rooms in that State.
Missouri crop prospects are most dis
couraging, owing to heavy losses.
ft is said the railroads will ignore the
ehraska maximum freight rate law,
Eastern capitalists are said to lie try
ing to liuy the bt. Louis street railroads
The water is verv low in the South
Puss at the mouth of the Mississippi
Thero are seventy-seven branches of
the iheosoptncal bociety in the United
The strike on the Union Pacific is at
an end. Tho terms of settlement have
not been made public.
Pittnhnnr cnnitnl controlling '
acres of gas territory, will build great
iron nuns at fliumce, inu
Governor Flower of New York will
commute the sentence of Carlyle W
Harris, thu wife murderer.
Thu 1,027 electric-light lamps of
Chicago ure maintained at the expense
10 mat city oi 4102 eacn per year
1niisvillo will offer ll.OOO.OOO in
IkiiiiIs and a building site, if thu State
will move its capitol from Frankfort.
The Populist women of Kansas have
iH-guu organizing women sullerane clubs.
1 lie first was organized at Topuka last
The Pennsylvania iron trado expects
much trouble during this year 111 strikes,
Manufacturers will attempt to reduce
General Harrison haH been invited to
make thu chief speech at the unveiling
ot mo new soldiers' monument at Ath
CaigiH's of horse meat, it is said, are
iM'ing shipped Irani row York to llol
gium us food for tho poor people of that
Tho Goodlund Rain-making Company
is sain to Do contracting with farmers in
iicrMcrn ivmimu couuiies ai an average
01 fi.iwu per county
A Kansas woman, who held a man up
at a revolver point and went through
his pockets, has been Bent to tho peni
lenuary lor two years
Governor Nelson of Minnesota lias
signed tho anti-scalper bill, which be
comes a law April 18 next. Scalpers
say l hey will contest it
According to a recent decision it is an
oll'eusu against tho laws of tho United
States to scud a dunning or scurrilous
message on a postal card.
wectrie roads in uino are so numer
ous that there is a prospect of bo niiinv
IsMiig jammed together as to form
continuous line across the State.
As a result of the immense crops of
grain harvested tho last two seasons 111
South Dakota, that State is this spring
having the heaviest immigration in ten
The first grain fleet of Iho season has
cleared from Chicago with 11,000,000
hilshels. ciotw Ithstaiiding thu severe
winter, navigation lias opened earliur
The wonderful influence of tho sun on
earth is shown by tho fact that during
less than three minutes while tho last
eclipse was total tho temperature fell
The receipts from water rates in Chi
cago during the last lineal year aggro'
gated ; S.riiH,ti,rV2, und the operating ox
penses were only 0.170,008. This leaves
a profit of U.oW.KM.
Steel caskets for the liodies of those
who die suddenly on shipboard art-
being carried on many of tho transatlan
tic liners, uio remains aro placed 111
iiiem nun hermetically sealed.
TheSiipreinoCotirt of tho United Suites
has hud occasion to declare itself on the
mention whether singular or plural pro
noun ought to Iw used in speaking of
the United States. Tho Court sustains
the constitutional form, "Tho United
John Railey, a Tennessee farmer in
hard luck, has iust been made hannv bv
the receipt of ti8ft from Frank K. Wal(-
dran of heading, Pa., being in full pay
ment w ith tl iht cent interest for a horse
w hich Walldran, then a soldier, appro
priated irom li.iney s statue in 1N4.
In the olTort to keep New York's
streets clean four hundred rod barrel
have been placed at the corner of Union
Somuv for passers bv to throw their
banana skin and paper into. If tho
eH'rinunt prove useful, barrel will lie
placed at Direct comers all over the
In a suit in Washington State against
several saloonkcvpcr tho -Northern l a
cuic complains that tho ouiploves of
tho ooiniianv, w Ho must necessarily line
dynamite and steam in the construction
01 the couiiany'a railroad lino through
Mttita count v, wore induced tv the
prvscn.-e o( tho defendants saloon
aloiiit the lino of work to become un
titled for tho safe use of these instru
mentalities, and Pravcd that the sale of
liipior be stopped. Yhe Sta'" Supremo
Court decided against the road, and the
Supreme Court of the United States ha
sustained the division.
The Sherilf of Aikin ooiintv. S. C
cited a train on tho South Carolina rail
road upon a warrant issued by the State
authorities for tho collection of taxes
which were in controversy. The road
wan in the hands ol a receiver appointed
bv the United State Court, and the
shoritr wa adjudged guilty of contempt
(or (ailing to rvle the liroiiertv under
enter of that Court. Ho wont' to tho
Supreme Court for relief, which
denied, Iho Court holding the State'
claims for taxo were not superior to tho
general rule, which make property
placed in the hands of a receiver subject
to the order of Court : thev atv to be do-1
terinincd in tho regular war and proper
manner. Th sviiure wa unjustifiable,
Henrietta Herschfeld. the first woman
graduate of the Philadelphia College of
Dental Surgery, is assistant court dentiiit
Henry 31. Stanley has gone to Africa
to suppress the slave trade. If Henry
doesn't make a few deals on his own
account, he is not the thrifty fellow he
used to be.
President Charles F. Thwine says that
John L. Woods of Cleveland, who has
just died, gave to Western Reserve Uni
versity durinz his lifetime about 1500,-
000, and not 42-50,000 as currently re
Gov. McKinley openly proclaims that
he would accept the gubernatorial nomi
nation again if his party offered it to
him. The Governor still has faith in the
tariff, and says the future will vindicate
the wisdom of the bill that bears his
Mrs. Mary Ellen Lease is more than
ever impressed that we are on the verge
of a great upheavel both socially and
politically. Mrs. Lease is a thorough
Socialist, and believes the people's party
should commence putting the Socialistic
Kieas into practice.
Mrs. Rachel Floyd, formerly Miss Hollow-ay
of Ohio is one of the most accom
plished chemists of the day and took her
octree as a doctor ot philosophy at the
university of Zurich, Switzerland, an
honor which only two women have been
accorded. Mrs. Lloyd is now professor
of chemistry at the University of Ne
braska. Oliver Sumner Teall is a man of med
ium height, with big, bushy, blonde
mustache, a pair of shoulders and biceps
that do not invite aggression, ami a self
contained manner that befits such a
hustler as the candidate for the place of
Pig Tom Iirennan. He never has the
blues, never gets excited, is always
courteous to everybody, and makes
George Sheffield, the "Massachusetts
Yankee," as he calls himself, who has a
new motor that .will take a steamer to
London from this side in tliree days
without a pound of fuel, is gently biit
firmly informed that one John M.
Keeley has had one of 'em for the last
twenty ytarri, iu omy uiaw oaca oeing
that it will not mote.
Among the items of minor importance
connected with court life in Europe it
may be mentioned that the Duke of
York, the future King of England, has
recently joined the ranks of detective
camera fiends and amateur photograph
ers, while Prince Albert, the nephew Rnd
heir of King Leopold of Belgium, has
blossomed forth as a bicyclist.
Captain G. W. Grant of the English
army, who is in Washington, speaks thus
of our soldiers: "1 have seen most of
the armies of the great nations on re
view, and I consider that the American
regular troops aro a fine Isxly of excel
lenty drilled and well-oflicered men;
though, of course, the army in this
country docs not receive thu attention
la-stowed upon tho armies of the older
Mine. Camille Collett, the well
known advocate of the emancipation of
women in Norway, recently celebrated
tho eightieth anniversary of her birth.
A festival was given in Christiania in
honor of tho day, and was attended by
Ibsen and many other famous writers.
Professor Ixiremy Diedrichsen made the
address. Mine. Collett is tho author of
"Tho Official's Daughter" and other
books. She still enjoys splendid health,
despite her groat age;
Georgia's cotton acroago is not in
is not a wagon factory in
A new freight car is double the ordin
Machine, lace is mado to look like
Sugar cultivation is rapidly increasing
In 1802 17,205 vessels arrived in New
Women servo as switchmen on the
Four hundred patents were issued to
women last year.
The Southern strawberry crop will be
large mis season
Over 4,000 liooks were published in
mm country nisi year.
Moro than 180,000,1X10 pins are made
weekly 111 itirmingham, r.ngland.
Chair manufacture is a trade in which
machinery has not superseded human
It costs thirty-five cents a thousand
to manufacture illuminating gas in
On the Arabian coast tho pearl fishery
produces annually a sum little short of
Franco has three dvnmnito factories,
which produce over 25.000.000 dynamite
cartridges a year,
The railroads emnlov more men than
double tho number ol men required by
1110 general government.
Good farms can te bought in Chau
tauqua county, N. t ., at prices varying
irom 1 10 to 1 10 per acre.
Tho hairsprings for watches aro made
principally by women on account of the
delicate handling required.
riooiriciiy i now usea lor makim?
forgingn, augers, ball la-aringa and other
articles hitherto made bv hand.
I-ast year the net profits of the Metro
politan Telephone Company of New
York city were about $3,400,000.
According to the Iron Aire stool beams
for building purposes aro at present
cheaper than heavy pine beams.
Of all the vast store of wheat that
was sent abroad from Now York
last year not a bushel went in a sailing
A ) ouisiana man savs that tho rice
crop of that State this year will lie fullv
one-half of the entire crop of tho United
Life and fire insurance, back.il lv
Mexican capital, aro being organized in
Mexico, and American companies aro
Twontv-thousand people are now en-
gaged in commercial floriculture in this
country, and tho value of a vear's pro
duction is -S,0O0,00O.
In tho manufacture of knives th
division of labor has been carried to
such an extent that one knife i han.
died bv seventy ditfenMit artisan.
Tho IVwton Manufacturers' Gazette
says: A tort line ot mammoth propor
tion await tho discoverer of a process
lor tne curing 01 learner ,.:ioul the use
The ChicatM Tribune ha information
that many farmer of Central Illinois
aro leaving that rich section of the coun
try for cheaper lands in other State.
Thev are mostly of the rent-pavimr
A capital of 152,000,000 i invested in
the nursery interet in lTi.OOO acre of
land. In all horticultural pursuits the
p-itiro capital i estimated at over
$l,tH.tK.lVo by the cviimi of the Agn-
Count Herbert Bismarck to Re
appear in Public Life.
JAPANESE WOMEN FOR CHICAGO.
Women Employed as Station Agents
in France Belgian Suffrage
British India has 10,417 licensed opium
The revolution in Honduras has been
Victor Yifquain has been appointed
Consul-General at Panama.
It is estimated that 70,000,000 of peo
ple in Europe wear wooden shoes.
The latest record-breaking time be
tween Bombay and London is thirteen
Owing to the drought in Southern
Russia, the crops have suffered great
Grasshoppers in China are so numer
ous that soldiers have been ordered out
to fight them.
A Tokio paper savs 300 yone Japan
ese women are to be shipped to Chicago
for immoral purposes.
It is reported that a seam of coal has
been struck at a depth of 200 feet at
Newport, near Melbourne.
The Reichstag has passed by a large
majority the bill providing for the more
careful preservation of military secrets.
Count Herbert Bismarck is about to
reappear in public life. He has become
a candidate for a seat in the Prussian
Cape Colony's export of gold during
March amounted in value to 430,000, as
against $334,000 in the same month last
The Pope has ordered that prayers for
rain be ottered by Catholics throughout
Italy. Rain has not fallen for two
The province of Quebec is endeavoring
to float a new loan in Europe in order to
pay oir tho Mercier $4,000,000 loan, ma
turing in July.
Tho Russian government confesses
that in the first two weeks of April there
were 359 deaths from cholera in one
Nearly 500 women are employed as
station agents in France, but they get
only half as much pay as men in the
Tho famous clock said to have been
made by Louis XVI. was recently pur
chased bv a member of the Rothschild
family for lfl()8,00r),
Germany's wine crop of 1802 was little
more than half the average production
of the previous ten years, although the
quality is excellent.
Sanction has been recently granted for
the construction of a railway between
Tachikawa and Omc, Japan, to be known
as tho Ome railway.
In the relief of paupers 2,101,172
was spent by local government relief
Isjards in England and Wales during the
last half of last year.
Queen Victoria abandoned her pro
jected visit from Florence to Venice on
account of the alarming reports as to
the prevalence of cholera.
Tho Prussian Lnntltag has approved
Finance Minister Miquel's proposal for a
property tax, the most contentious part
of his financial reform bill.
Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, w ho made
a fortune of U4,000,000 as a brewer and
spirit merchant and in coal mines, left
$50,000 of it to Liverpool hospitals.
The total stock of wheat at twenty
eight cities in continental Europe de
creased 3,403,000 bushels in March.
Stocks on April 1 were 17,875,000 bushels.
Tho increase of population in the
whole ot Australasia during 1802 is esti
mated bv the government statist at 85,
000, of which only 6,700 w as duu to emi
The Jews of Bulgaria gave to the bride
of Prince Ferdinand an album inlaid
with diamonds, rubies and emeralds,
which cost ;,t)Ul(H.Hj. me rope sent 1
The latest cron report of the Huntra
rian Agricultural Minister says frosts and
north winds have done much' damage to
wheat, and a considerable area of rve
has wen killed.
Onida's latest novel promises to be
startling even for her. Mr. Gladstone
will figure as a villain in the plot, and
she promises to make him as black as
any she has ever painted.
ine r ranco-Mamese uniicuitv is re
named at Singapore as serious. The Si
aiuese traders, as they fear there will lie
fighting, have ceased importing rice, and
the dealers aro hoarding it.
Many of the men who participated in
the recent sulfrage riots 111 Mons. Pel
gium. have la-en sentenced to short terms
in prison, and tho Socialist louder, Ure-
noz, was sent to prison lor bve years.
Notwithstanding that every year from
5,000 to ti.OOO ships go up and down the
river Seine, carrying 2,500,000 tons of
goods, it is said that there is no map of
mis important rroncn stream in exist
The official estimate of the condition
Lf the French w heat crop on April shows
the area to bo atxmt the same as last
year. Twenty-eight departments report
the condition very good, fifty good, seven
satisfactory and two medium.
The Empress of Austria is to visit Vi
enna airaiii after voars of wandering
about tho world. She is extravagantly
fond of tlowers, and the florists of her
loval citv aro forcing ineir roses and
orchids in order to moot her unexampled
The business of colonizing Africa with
white iKople goes on apace. An exnedi.
tion lett England some two weeks aiM for
.Mozambique as advance partv of settle
who aro to ooloniie some 300 square
miles of territory lietween the rivers
Zambesi and Sabi.
The people of Grantstown. Bahama
became so incensed at the brutality of
tho constabulary that thev burned 'h
guardroom, beat tho constabulary and
stoned Captain Lourmouth. A Constable
had lus brains beaten in 111 the renter nf
the citv of Nassau.
The Liverpool Corn Trade Now est!.
mates the exportable surplus of the In.
dian wheat crop this vear to be onlv Id .
IXV.000 to 24.tW.lHi0' bushels. Tlie ex
ports 01 the year just past were 2!.000
000 bushels :' preceding year, M.ov,000
, ' ' , mi via agu, ."o,(.v,tnv
William Waldorf Astor intends to
make London his headquarters In future
lor business as well as social purposes.
dingly he has purchased a VHt.ant
of land on the r.uibanktiient. and
will shortly erect
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PBODCCE, FBCIT, TC.
Wheat Nominal. Valley, $1.18(2
120; Walla Walla, $1.101.12) per
FwcB-Standard, $3.30; Walla Walla,
3.30; graham, $2.90; superfine, $2.50
per barrel. .
Ovrs Choice, 44(a45eperbushel;tair,
40c; rolled, in bags, 6.25ig6.50; barrels,
J6.50(a6-'5 ; cases, f 3.75.
Hay Best, U13.50 per ton; com
MiLLSTCrFS Bran, $19.00; shorts,
$22.00; ground barley, $23g24; chop
feed, $18 per ton ; whole feed, barley, 80
a 85c per cental; middlings, $23'jj24;
per ton; brewing barlev, 9095c per
cental ; chicken wheat, $1.10 per cental.
Rittteb Oreeon fancy creamery. 22
(o25c; fancy dairy, 17 20c; fair to
good, 15 o lttc ; common, izc perpounu j
California, 31(a37)-2C. per roll.
Eggs Oregon, 18c per dozen.
Poultry Chickens, mixed coops,
4.00: fancy coops. $4.50; broilers,
iS.OO ner dozen: dressed chickens, 10
(ullc per pound; ducks, $8.009.00;
geese, $910 per dozen; turkeys, live,
18 a 19c; dressed, ZUc per pounu.
Vegetables Cabbage, $1.50 per
cental ; onions, 2 V 2?4C per pound ; cut
onions,75 a 90c; potatoes,$lial.l5 forGar
net Chilis; U.o5j-2.00 for Burbanks;
new, 3.jC per pound; Oregon turnips,
75a90c per sack; sweet potatoes,
5 ac per pound; cauliflower, 90c per
dozen, 2.75 per crate; celery, 80u90e per
dozen ; artichokes, 50c per dozen ; lettuce,
California. 2oc per dozen ; Uregon hot'
house, 35jj40c; asparagus, $22.25 per
box; parsnips, 80c per sack; beets,
$1.50 per sack; radishes, 25c per dozen;
irreen Oregon onions. l2'i(ul5c per
dozen; rhubarb, 6ia7c per pound; Or
egon, 60c per dozen; green peas, 7c;
spinach, 3!.c per pound; cucumbers,
U.00 per dozen; string beans, 1820c
per pound; California garlic, 5:S6c.
Fkuits Sicily lemons, $5 .u 6.50 per
box; California new crop, $3.004.50
per box ; bananas, $1.50,a3.00 per bunch ;
oranges, seedlings, $2 a2.76 per box ; na
vels, $3.003.50; cranberries, $12.50 per
barrel ; apples, $2.002.25 per box ; pine
apples, $4.60(25.00 per dozen.
Honey Choice comb, 15(217c per
puunii; Oregon, lozoc.
Salt Liverpool, 200s, $15.50; 100s,
$16.50; 50s, $17.50; stock, $10.6011.50.
Dhieo Fruits Petite prunes, 10igl2c;
silver, ll(S14c; Italian, 12ijl4e; Ger
man, lOiffllc; plums, old, 56c; new,
79c; apples, tiiillc; evaporated apri
cots, 15jil7c; peaches, 12igl4c; pears,
7(ille per pound.
Rice Island, $4.75(g,5.00; Japan, $4.75
Coffee Costa Rica, 22c; Rio, 21c;
Salvador, 21c; Mocha, 2ol-a,30c ; Java,
24(j30c; Arbuckle's, Midland, Mo
kaska and Lion, 100-pound cases, 23
35-lOOc per pound; Columbia, same,
Beans Small whites, S)4c; pinks,
3.1c; bayos, 3,c; butter, 4c; lima, 4c
Syrup Eastern, in barrels, 40(g55c;
in half-barrels, 42(i.57c; in cases, 35(3
80c per gallon ; $2.25 per keg; California,
in barrels, 20(g40c per gallon ; $1.75 per
Sugar Net prices: D,4c ; Golden C,
S'i'c; extra C, 5c; Magnolia A, 6c;
granulated, 6c; cube, crushed and
powdered, 7c ; confectioners' A, 5c
per pound; maple sugar, 1516c per
Canned Goods Table fruits, assorted,
$1.75(0 2.00; peaches. 1.85'i2.10: Bart-
lett pears, $1.75(g2.00; plums, $1.37
1.50; strawberries, $2.25(g2.45; cherries,
$2.252.40; blackberries, $1.85tS2.00;
raspberries, $2.40; pineapples, $2.25
2.80; apricots, $1.652.00. Pie fruits,
assorted, $1.20 ; peaches. $1.25: plums.
$1.001.20; blackberries, $1.251.40 per
dozen. Pie fruits, gallons, assorted,
?d.ia(r3.t)U; peaches, $3.50(d4.00; apri
cots, $3.50(a4.O0; plums, $2.753.00;
Vegetables Corn, $1.50(31.75: toma'
toes, $1.10al.l5; sugar peas, $1; string
ueiuis, woo per uozen.
M eats Corned beef, Is, $1.50; 2s,
$2.40; chipped, $2.55a4.00; lunch
tongue, Is, $4; 2s, $0.75; deviled ham,
U.'5:,1.85 per dozen.
l-isii Sardines, V4S, 75c$2.25; s,
r--io in.ou; lobsters, tz.su u.5U; sal
11011, tin 1-lb talis, 1.25uU.50; flats,
1.5; 2-lbs, $22.214.171.124; .Vbarrul, !5.50.
LIVE AND DREnsED MEAT.
Ueef Prime steers, 3.85ff4.25;
choice steers, . 3.75 ..1 4.00; fair to good
siecrs, .uua.ou; goes l to choice cows
vi.iouo.io; common to medium cows,
1J.wiiij.io; uresseu beet, sb.UU 117.OO.
Mutton Choice mutton, (4.50 u 4.75 ;
fair to good, $4.00 '4.50; dressed, $8.00;
lambs, H.OO n 4.60; dressed, $7.00 8.00.
1100s 1 noice heavv, $7.00 u 7.25: me
dium, $6.50ifl.75; light and feeders,
Jll Oil ..II E,. 1 .... ..n '
io.eviu.uu; uresseu, jtt.uo.
Veal 4.00; 6.00.
Smoked Meat and Lard Hams.
large, lti's(5 17c per pound; hams, me-
iiuini, io.i!Hu-4e; breakfast bacon, 16 i
16l..,c; short clear sides, 14 '4 (."16c; dry
salt sides, 131014140; lard, compound,
111 tins, 12ii12SjC per pound: pure, in
tiii8,15.ls(al7c; Oregon lard, ll'oiiac.
Sails Base quotations '.-Iron, $2 25
steel, $2.35: wire. S2.7SVw.r l,
.n!"-0?--Bar' 2& ner Pound; pig-iron,
$23(2o per ton.
steel -Per pound. 10'B'c.
-T-TN I. C. charcoal. 14x20. primp nnal.
ity, $8.60,(i9.00 per box; for crosses, $2
cxira per oox; 1. u. coke plates, 14x20,
prune quality, $7.50(S8.00perbox; terne
V,Y' P"me quality! $6.88(g 7.00;
1 Jv' I 11 1
Lead per pound, 48'c; bar, 6c.
isaval Stores Oakum, $4.505.00
per bale; resin, $4.80(s5.00 per 480
pounds; tar, Stockholm, $13.00; Caro
lina, $9.00 per barrel: iiit. h .i nn .
car lots. ' r " "
""it, iui uiriiiine. one ner era nn m
HOPS, WOOL AND BIDES.
Hops Ouote 12,iUbV.
i-Wy,miq"a ,yalle-v' W31"c; fall
Hip, 13(i 15l8c; Willamette valley. 15t
isc, according to quality; Eastern Ore
gon, 10,it 16c ner pound.
Hides Dry hides. I..wl -.
6, -1 8c; preen, selected, over 55 pounds,
4c ; under 55 pounds, 3o; sheep pelts,
short wool, 30 50c; medium, oOtSSOe:
ong, 90c(S$1.25; shearlings, 10(5 20c; tal
low, good to choice, 3(i6c per pound.
BAGS AND linnivn
Burlaps, 8-ounce, 40-inch, net cash,
6c; burlaps. 10'j-ounce, 40-inch, net
cash, ic; burlaps. 12-ounce. 45-inrh
Sc: burlaps. 15-onni-o iiiui-.v, m '
burlaps. 20-ouiu-e. Tii.in. i, u..'
1. ..." ' """I "cl
v aictiua, Sixati,
2-bxhel oat bags, "c.
Rout Lamb and Catnip.
Mrs. Bunn, painter of note and teach
er of art, is chaperoning a party of young
women at Fort Hamilton. She looks af
ter their morals, luinnnn .i.
tnem bit about the culinary art. Re- i
"-"" "mint sauce- was the dish of i
w,hich the J00" were to loam
? e0niPot0. With great care Mra.
nn cniled the mint from the fields, i
ua "e gtrlt longed to taste the delicata
aance made from freshly gathered her ha. '
The Utah was .erred, the aatir dinJT
an'1 tt 6r Taxing Udy who tasted th.
compound, forgetting her tnann.
"oeaeu. "Ul c-MtaiDT and - .
FARM AND GABDEX I
To Test the Purity of Water,
iron, Acid ana AUiali.
THE TIME TO BREED HEIFEES. I
There la Xo Pear So Tniversyij
Popular in the Markets as
the Bartlett Sote9.
Remember beans will not stand the I
frost peas can. i
Weeds to pay the best should be bar- I
vested while young and tender. "
In planting the garden the verv best I
seed obtainable should be used. ' ' !
We find it pays to set the poles fot f;
running beans before the beans art t'
Little chicks with the mother hen ini i
coop are not bad to have in a garden r
but with a loose hen never. ' ;
A garden not plowed last fall, nicely
plowed now, will give good return fur i i
top dressing of well-rotted manure har.
Peas, radishes and lettuce may be sown
as soon as the ground can be worked. I
Better wait a little before getting tlie ' '
beans planted. '
If you plowed under a heavy coat ot
manure in your garden last fall, it will f
be in nice shape to harrow in when yon j
plow it up now.
Beef cattle require eood shelter on
abundance of good water with the chill !
taken off and all the feed, whether whole !
grain or ground, and hay or grass that !
tuey win eai up clean. t
We are not sure but a spravins m. !
chine affords the best means oi combat- ?
mg tne potato Dugs, it is certainly
more rapid and economical than nV
method of applying dry poison. ' "
In planting a pear orchard Von mav :
safely give hrst place to the Bartlett. '
There is no pear so universally popular ;
in the markets, and the tree has the
good quality of being generally free v
from blight. i
to test tub purity 'op water. I
Test for Lime. Into a elass of wafpr
put two drops of oxalic acid and blow I
nnrm it Tf , 1: I- f
ufvu it,. gem luimy iime is pres
Test for Hard or Soft Water. Dis.
solve a small quantiry of good soap in f
alcohol. Let a few drops fall into a
glass of water. If it turns milky it ia s
hard ; if not it is soft. 1
Test for Iron. Boil a little nut-call i'
and add to the water. If it turns gray ?
or lake, black iron is present. 2. Dis-
solve a little prussiate of potash, and i
if iron is present it will turn blue.
Test for Acid. Take a piece of litmus
paper. If it turns red there must be
acid. If it precipitates on adding lime -
water it is carbonic acid. If a blue su-
gar paper is turned red it is a mineral
Test for. Carbonic Acid. Take equal
parts of water and clear lime water.
If combined or free carbonic acid is
present a precipitate is seen, to which,
if a few drops of muriatic acid be
added, an effervescence commences.
T-est for Magnesia. Boil the water to
a y.few grains of neutral carbonate of
limmoiyia into a glass of it, and a few
dtops-of phosphate of soda. If magne
sia be present it will fall to the bottom.
Test for Earthy Matters or Alkali.
Take litmus paper dipped in vinegar,
and if on immersion tlie paper returns
to its true shade, the water does not
contain earthy matter or alkali. If a
few drops of syrup be added to a water
containing an earthy matter it will turn
tub time to dreed heifers.
Different men have different opin
ions about the best time to breed heif
ers for the dairy. It is generally eon
ceded, however, says Homestead, that
they should be bred ut a younger age
when kept for dairy purposes than when
kept for beef. When the cows are
kept only for the milk and the calves
are not considered worth raising, tlie
heifers can drop their calves at two '
years, or a little older, without injury '
provided they are well cared for. On j
farms where the granger's cow is. kept, '
and where the purpose is to -faise the
calves for the beef market, -ft jH hotter
to allow the heifers to go A-Rule longer .
More dropping their tfrst calves, so
they will get more sjze. There is one ?
very important poin to be remembered i
in this connection and that is the sea- r
son when tlie het.r drops her hrst calf. I
We consider tlx- time of year about as i
important ajf the age of the heifer, f
1 tie uiilkrng organs must be developed I
the fiwT tune the heifer is in milk if !
She is to prove a good milker after-
ward. For thnvreason the heifer ought
to drop her first calf at a lime when
milk-producing food is plentiful so that r
the flow of milk will be abundant and i
extend the veins and udder, (irass is
the best food for this purpose, and on
the average farm the heifer should t
calve when the grass is good. Then i
keep her on good grass through the
summer and on milk-producing food
during the fall and winter and up al
most to the time she drops her second
calf. The milking organs of the heifer
uuisi oe ueveiopeu 11 she is to make a
AOS OF MATI.VO FOWLS.
A cock which is more than two vears
old will not prove as serviceable as one a
year old. While very young pullets do
well for breeding purposes when thev
are mated with a full-matured male, the
use of young pullets and cockerels to
gether should be avoided. It ia better
to use eggs for incubation that are laid
by hens over fifteen months old. If pul
lets' eggs are to be used, the cock should
be well on in his second year. In all ex
periments we have found, says a writer
in Farm and Fireside, that " now hum
pullets will hatch as well as those from
hens, but the chicks from tho bens' ecus
are stronger and more vigorous. Much
depends on the male, however, for his
influence is great and the chicks will
largely inherit his characteristics. There
is a tendency to market the hens and re
tain the pullets. This is not a good plan,
for, unless a hen is quite old, she will
always produce strong chicks, whether
she lays many eggs or not.
Near Lamar, Colo., a little eirl of four
yeara wandered to the platform of an
express train and was blown off while
tha train was running at the rate of
thirty miles an hour. A locomotive was
ent back, and the searchers found the
child at midnight sitting unhurt In a
clnnP ' weeds and keeping very iull
guI ,er inmana would get her.
To mncn care cannot be exercised in
,(.: ',' l0 match- A Bridgeton (N.J.)
S1" WM n8ed In the act when
match head flew d. going into
bske' of paper flowers, hrnited them
m curtin t&t were ntr by.
rom tiieae the flame tpnU to the rul
uu f na to was eTerely burned.
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