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IIOSEBUHG, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1878.
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ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW,
A. E. CHAMPAeXE. Proprietor.
The only first-class houao in Roeebunr. Kept on the
Richard Thomas, Proprietor.
rpHIS HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR A
X number of yean, and haa become very popular
With the traveling publio. t'lnt-vlaas
And the table supplied with the beet the market afford
. Hotel at the depot of the Railroad. - j
SUGAR PINE MILLS.
LOCATED AT SUGAR PIXE MOUNTAIN,
Poet Offloe address, LOOKING GLASS, OREGON.
The Company owing these mills would say they are
prepared to furnish the -
BEST OF LUMBER
At the most reasonable rates.
SUGAR PINE, FIR AND CEDAR
Lumber always on hand, and all persons wishing to
purchase Lumber will do well to give us an opportunity
of filling their orders before going elsewhere.
J. G. CALLIGH AN, President.
XT. B. CLARKE, Secretary and Treasurer.
i ROSEBCRU, OREGOX, '
Button & Perkins, Proprietors,
. - ' THE ONLY
FIRST-CLASS HOUSE IN THE CITY
Depot of the C. O. Stave Co.
WELL FURNISHED SLEEPING APARTMENTS,
the best of beds, and the most attentive of
Housekeepers, and a table supplied with the best of
STAGES FOR RECDING
Leave the house every day on the arrival of the cars
The traveling public, and all who favor us with their
patronage, can rest assured that they will be entertained
in the beat possible manner. O. L. BUTTON,
T. R. SHERIDAN. 4. P. SEjERIDAN.
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AND V. '
And Manufacturers of -
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Wares,
Are prepared te
GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALU
OREGON AND CALIFORNIA
THROUGH TO SAN FRANCISCO
The Quickest, Safest and Easiest Route,
ST ACES LEAVE ROSEBURO
Every Day a 780 P. M.,
Makiag quick connection at Reading with the ears of
theC. 0. 8. R.
For full-particulars and passage apply to
BUTTON h PERKINS, Agents.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY
. min that th nnitanuirned has been awarded
tii contract for keeping the Douglas county paupers for
a period of two years. All persons in need of assistance
train said county must first procure a certificate to that
Sect from any member of the County Beard and pre
sent it to one of the following named persons, who are
authorised to and will care for those presenting such
rtifltmta: Button A Perkins. Rosebunr: L. L. Kellotrg,
Oakland; Mrs. Brown, Looking Glass. Dr. Woodruff is
authorised to furauh medical aid to all persons in need
of the same and who have been declared paupers of
Douglas county. - v. d. iLtiivt!.
T. D. MARKS,
J. II. PIKE & CO.,
Importers and Wholesale Dealers m
TOBACCO' AND TEAS,
C1AKUFAOTURERS OF CIGARS,
And sole proprietors of the non-equalled
PINK Or PERFECTION AND SOUTH CIGARS,
Has. lot ana 1 California Street,
SCHULTZ & TON BARGEN,
. ' Importers and Dealer in
FOr.EIGIl & DOMESTIC YIHES
LIQUORS AMD BRANDIES.
Alto Sole AgenU for
Of. 22!, X AVOnport,
CILFS RATED OLD BOURBON WHISKY
8. jb. ear. Fraat aad California Sts.
SAN raANCWCO, CAL,
Eepre&ated by Chas. Holui.
LATEST NEWS !
First to Tent.
Nrw Yobk, Oct., 31. A Tribune's Wash
ington special says'lhe government will prob
ably be the first to text the validity of the
railroad law passed by the last Congress.
Intend to Resign.
The 'Washington Star of last evening says:
It is reported Senator Sharon will not attend
the session of the Senate this Winter, and
will tender his resignation as soon as the
Senate passes into Democratic hands on
Kearney and tbe Herald.
Boston, Oct. 31. The Boston Herald
gives Kearney the following notice: "Mr.
Kearney The Herald likes to see fair play,
and now that you are refused private postal
facilities at General Butler's office, yon may
tell your friends in California and elsewhere
to direct to you in the care of Daily Herald,
Boston, Mass. Don't be bashful, Dennis,
our offer is kindly meant."
Clearing: House Return.
Nkw York, Oct. 31. Clearing house re
turns from 18 cities of the United States for
the week ending October 26th show a loss of
85 per cent, as compared with corresponding
week of last year. Eastern cities have all
lost except Providence, Lowell and Syracuse.
San Francisco's gain is 80 per cent. St.
Louis 19, Louisville 7.
Will Kol Show I'p.
Auditor French of the bureau of railroad
accounts has reported to the Secretary of the
Interior that the President of the Central
Pacific railroad refuses to submit the books
of the road to inspection, and to render such
accounts as have been called for under law.
A formal notice of refusal will be transmitted
to the Attorney-General to-morrow with a re
quest that legal proceedings be taken under
Washington, October 31. The German
American National Bank, which grew out of
the German-American Savings Bank, and
occupied the same building, suspended this
morning. The German-American Savings
Bank has also closed its doors- and put up
the following notice : "Owing to the sus
pension of the German-American National
Bank this bank is forced to close. ' ' Officials
of the savings bank declare their institution
is sound. Both banks are owned and patron
ized, principally by Germans, and the sus
pension causes much surprise. Excited
crowds surround the building.
New Yobk, Oct. 31; The fact that prices
are now below the specie level is made quite
clear by an article in a commercial paper.
Wheat has not been so low in twenty-seven
years as last week. Cotton has not been as
low in twenty-three years ; nor corn since
1845, except in June, 1801 ; nor meBS pork
since 1844. Prices generally; are 13 per cent,
lower than May 1st, and over 13 per cent,
lower than in 1800. ;.
The President has issued -the following
proclamation, setting apart Thursday, No
vember 26th, as a day ot tiiauksgivuig:
Ihe recurrence or nat season at which it is
the habit of our people to make devout and
public confession ot their constant depend
ence swd divine favor for all the good gifts
. i j i - . e li ' i
01 ine ana Happiness, snu oi pu uuc peace anu
prosperity, exhibits in the record of the year
abundant reasons for our gratitude and
thanksgiving. Exuberant harvests, produc
tive mines, ample crops of staples of trade
and manufactures have enriched the country.
The resources thus furnished 1 to our reviving
industry and expanding commerce are hasten
ing the day when the discords and distresses
through the iengtn and breadth of tbe land
will, under the continued tavor or i'rovidence,
have given way to confidence and energy and
assured prosperity. Peace with all nations
has remained unbroken; domestic tranquility
has prevailed, and the institutions of liberty
and justice which the wisdom and virtue of
our fathers established remain a glory and
defense to their children. The general preva
lence of the blessing of health throughout our
wide laud has made more conspicuous the suf
ferings and eorrowswhich the dark shadow of
pestilence has cast upon a portion of our peo
ple. This heavy atllictioii even tbe divine
ruler has tempered to the Buffering communi
ties in the universal sympathy and succor
which hbve flowed to their relief, and the
whole nation may rejoice in the unity of spirit
in our people by which they cheerfully share
another s burdens. Aow, theretore, 1, Kuth
erford B. Hayes, President oi the United
States, do appoint Thursday, the 28th day of
November next, as a day of national thanks
giving and prayer; and I earnestly recommend
that, withdrawing themselves from secular
cares and labors, the people of the United
States do meet together on that day in their
respective places of worship, there to give
thanks and praise to Almighty God for His
mercies, and to devoutly beseech their con tin
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the seal of the United States
to be affixed. Signed, R. B. Hates.
Murdered by Tramps,
New Yobk. Nov. 1. The World's Port
Jarvis, N. Y., special gives a terrible story
from Thompson, a small camlet on the Jet
feirson branch of the Erie railway. A young
and beautiful school teacher named Alice
Kennett was brutally assaulted Thursday
evening by two tramps, who completed their
hellish work by cntting out her tongue. She
had dismissed school, and the scholars had
gone to their homes. Miss Kennett was ar
ranging for a meeting of the school trustees
when the ruffians entered. The appearance
of the room indicated that she had made a
desperate struggle for life and honor. The
trustees found her lifeless body still warm
on the floor a short time after, when they
arrived for the intended meeting. The alarm
was immediately given, and tbe inhabitants
are out and searching in all directions for
the villains, who will be hung if caught.
Galveston, Nov. I. rwo masked men
stopped the west-bound stage to-day near
Merry's creek. While they were plundering
the mail bags, two freighters drove up and
opened fire on them. One of their horses
was wounded. The robbers returned the
fire and both mounted one horse and rode
away. They secured three registered pack
ages, the value of which is unknown.
Methodist Missionary Society.
New Yobk, Nov. 1. The sixteenth annual
meeting of the Missionary tociety of the
Methodist Episcopal church opened this
morning. The report "f the treasurer shows
that receipts from eastern conferences for the
year were AT,i 85, and from western con
ferences $17S,oU; decrease lroin previous
year, $77,612; disbursements for foreign and
domestic missions, and incidental and office
expenses for the year, $511,169. Of this
$203,790 went to foreign and $201,725 to do
mestic missions. Total liabilities of the
treasury on November 1st, $117,922.
Detboit, Nov. 1. Advices from Grand
Haven report that the heaviest sea of the sea
son prevails thereto-day. Four vessels have
been driven on the beach, the American,
Montpelier and Australian. The name of
fourth has not been ascertained. Other ves
sels can - be seen endeavoring to make the
port. One was was drowned from the Aus
tralian by attempting to jump from the ves
sel to a pier as she drifted in. In response
to a telegram, half of the life saving crew of
the station at Grand Haven took a life boat
to rescue the crew from the rigging.
The steamer Depert yesterday encountered
the three-masted barge J. H. Butter, off
Ludington, waterlogged, and succeeded in
getting ' her within one mile of Ludington
harbor when she could do no more and was
obliged to leave her. During the night she
sunk in 25 feet of water, about one mile
from Lndington pier. The captain, crew
and some 70 men were in the rigging. It is
impossible for the tug to get to her. The
life saving station is doing all it can to res
cue the men. It is reported this morning
thai the vessel is breaking up. She was
loaded with grain.
Lateb It is reported that one boat load
of laborers were rescued. The crew is still
on the rigging and the vessel breaking up.
Hopes are entertained of rescuing the bal-:
ance of the men before night.
Public Debt Statement.
Washington, Nov. 1. The public debt
statement for October shows a decrease in
the debt for the month of $1,708,402, an!
the following balances in the treasury: Cur
rency, $1,711,244; special fund for the re
demption of fractional currency, $10,000,
000; special deposit of legal tenders for the
redemption of certificates of deposit, $35,
840,000; coin, $227,606,127, including coin
certificates, $35,510,270; outstanding legal
tenders, $346,681,016; outstanding fractional
Shipping? Coin by Hail.
New YonK, Nov. 2. The Tribune's Wash
ington special says: The scheme for the
transportation of coin in - third class mail
matter, which was made the subject of . dis
cussion at two cabinet meetings, and which
attracted the attention of the press and pub
lic generally about two months ago, is such
theoretically, but practically seems not to
amount to much. Only two efforts have
been made to test the practicability of the
plan. In one instance $1,000,000 in gold
coin, put up in four pound packages, was
brought from San Francisco to the East, and
on another occasion a smaller amount was
transported a shorter distance. No disposi
tion is manifested by private citizens to take
advantage of the plan. The post office de
partment can not afford to put on the neces
sary guards except when the treasury depart
ment has large quantities of gold to trans
port. Silver is never sent by mail, as the
cost would be about the same as express
iharges, while the post office is not responsi
ble for losses.
Baltimoee, Nov. 2. Capt. Monroe, of the
British bark Beaconsfield. reports that on
October 16th he took off the crew and pas
sengers of the Portugese schooner Julius and
Victoria, 60 tons. Capt. Julius Vaxura,from
New Bedford for Cape de Verde with a cargo
of provisions and merchandise, capsized in a
hurricane on October 13th. Five passengers,
three men, a woman and child, were lost-
The crew and the other passengers, fourteen
in number, were rescued after being three
days and nights on the wreck without food.
New York, Nov. 3. The Mechanics' and
Laborers' Savings Bank, Jersey City, tempo
rarily suspended payment and enforced the
60 day rule. Assets, $200,000; liabilities.
Fort Laeamie, Nov. 2. Last night a
coach driver from the north reported that on
his trip north from here on Friday night he
was stopped at the Platte river ford, about a
mile distant from this post, by five masked
men, who took from the coach two prison
ers, Mansfield and McLaughlin, and hung
them on a large Cottonwood tree on the river
bank. These men were charged with road
agency and had been in custody in Cheyenne,
and were en route for Deadwood under
guard of Jim May and Jesse Brown, whom
the lynchers compelled to give up their arms
and surrender their prisoners. At daylight
this morning F. L. Green, deputy coroner,
rode to the scene and found the bodies still
there, one hanging and the other on the
ground. They were brought here and a cor
oner's jury impaneled.
The Kelly Ulnar.
San Francisco, Nov. 2. The Call's New
York special says the Times thinks the Kelly
ticket will be beaten by at least 20,000 ma
jority on Tuesday, if the combination against
lamuiany Hall is conducted with as perfect
good faith at the polls as it has been during
San Francisco, Nov. 1. The Call's New
York special says a notable article by Horace
White in the November issue of the Inter
national Keview presents a strong argument
to show how the law making silver a legal
tender may operate to make resumption in
coin resumption in silver only after a little
while, and how certainly an attempt to con
duct the business oi the country upon a
double standard must result in putting a.
premium upon gold, driving it out of circu
lation, embarrassing all business and heavily
taxing the people. He urges as a remedy
that the banks acting through the New York
clearing house shall after January 1, 18(9,
refuse silver on deposit and thus force re
sumption in gold, by making gold or its
sound representative the only bankable
money. This, he claims, will make gold the
only current funds of commerce, despite le
gal tender enactments by Congress. He
urges that the banks will be compelled to
put silver into the limbo of concurrent feme's
sooner or later, and urges theni to do so
promptly, and thus render futile legislation
postponing gold resumption. He points out
that the course will also make greenbacks
uncurrent, as they are eventually redeemable
in silver only, and so they will circulate only
for government disbursements and payments
New York, Nov. 3. A convention of the
stone cutters of the United States and Can
ada has protested against the further contin
uance of the convict labor system.
Washington, Nov. 4. The statement tel
egraphed last week that no further issue of
one and two dollar notes of the Treasury
Department is incorreet. No orders have
been given in reference to the further issue
of notes of these denominations, the proper
requisitions for them being filled as usual
by the treasury. After January first the is
sue of national bank notes of these denom
inations will cease, and it is probable that
in order to force the standard silver dollar
into circulation the issue of legal tenders of
those denominations will be curtailed and
Kearney on the War Path.
The New York World's Boston special
says: After the close of Saturday night's
meeting, Kearney said to the v orld corre
spondent that he meant business, and if But
ler was not elected Beacon Street and Bach
Bay would run with blood. As the resolu
tions had been adopted ss proposed, he said
all the military power in the, United States
could not put down the Workingmen, and
Massachusetts would never be safe until the
blue bloods were hanged to the lamp posts,
two on everv cost.. Hearnev said he was
willing any time to .sacrifice his life in the
New Yobk, Nov. 4. Secretary Sherman
and Senator Blaine spoke in Pennsylvania
on Saturday. The campaign is now closed
and the outlook is most favorable for the Re
publicans. It is thought the Republicans
will gain a congressman in Kentucky. In
Delaware the Democrats have it all their own
way; there is hardly any competing party
existing; The Republicans have been dis
franchised by a peculiar law. It is believed
the Republicans will gain five Congressmen
in New York and one or two in New Jersey.
The Cipher Dispatches.
New York, Nov. 4. A Tribune's Wash
ington special thinks it is likely the Senate
Committee will undertake the investigation of
the cipher dispatches, and it is conceded by
the friends of Senator Gordon that he must
rise to a personal explanation promptly on
the assembling of the Senate, and ask to
have his connection with the counting of the
electoral vote in South Carolina investi
gated. The late publications in the Tribune
pointing him out as the person in Columbia
to whom Smith Weed was telegraphing in re
gard to the arrival of Pelton at Baltimore
with $80,000 for the purchase of the return
ing board, will place him in such a position
that it can not fail to draw a speedy request
from him for inquiry at the hands of the
Our National Banks. .
New York, Nov. 4. The World's Wash
ington special says the Secretary of the
Treasury will-devote much of his annual re
port to the discussion of the silver question.
Sherman will not go so far as to recommend
a repeal of the silver law, but the report will
urge Congress to modify the law so as to
limit the coinage of silver dollars. The Sec
retary thinks that after the retirement of the
one and two dollar National Bank notes on
national banks, as provided by law, as soon
as specie payment shall be resumed, silver
dollars will take their place'. As resumption
will be an accomplished fact on the 2d of
January, orders have already been given to
stop the issue of more small notes on na
tional banks of ones and twos; this class of
money will be issued but will be destroyed as
they come into the treasury. The Director
of the mints in his report to Secretary Sher
man gives a history of the coinage of silver
dollars, and also expresses the opinion that
the amount should be limited. The Comp
troller of the Currency will again defend the
national banking system, arguing that it is
the best ever devised. The Comptroller in
hJS report last year said the national banks
would be1 prepa.ed to redeem circulating
notes at any date that resumption was fixed.
W hat They Say of I s.
Postmaster-General Key gained 26 pounds
during his Western trip. He says the Pa
cific Blope is a wonderful country for good
food and cool water.
Loss of Lire.
Chicago, Nov. 4. The schooner, John P.
Morris, from Chicago to Buifalo, worth $10,
000, is reported gone down on the upper
coast of Michigan, with all on board, namely,
captain, mate, cook and cook's son. She
met a terrific gale and is a total loss.
What They Came For.
Washington, Nov. 4. The Star this even
ing publishes the following, which there is
good reason to believe was furnished or in
spired by one of the outside agents of the
Six Chinese Companies now in Washington
and which may therefore be considered a fair
indication of what aid can be expected from
tbe Chinese in procuring a modification of
the Burlingame treaty: The mission of the
Chinese Embassy to this country is said to
be to protect the rights of the Pekin Gov
ernment in case any legislation is attempted
to reverse the iiurlingame treaty, so as to
give this government some control of the
matter of Chinese immigration. The Chi
nese have an idea founded upon demands
made by Congressmen from the Pacific
Coast, that to bring the control of immigra
tion solely within the power of the United
suites is virtually to prohibit it. It is be
lieved that if such action is insisted upon by
Congress, China will take steps to prohibit
American immigration to the extent that
Chinese, immigration is prohibited in the
United States. To euard well the interests
of China in this respect is said to be the spe
cific duty of Chin Lan Pin and his suite, in
coming to the United States.
The Cipher Dispatches.
New Yobk, Nov. 4. .Edward Cooper has
made an explicit ' denial of the assertions
of John F. Coyle in regard to the ciphers.
He says the cipher he gave Coyle was not
used in any of the published dispatches, and
also states that he was not at Baltimore with
Col Pelton. Mrs. Coyle has written a card
in which she gives an amusing account of
the solicitude of Chas. W. McLean about the
ciphers, and presents a version of a conver
sation with Cooper about her husband going
to Europe. E. P. Parris says Cooper was
not connected with the ciphers. .
Seelngr the Klephant.
Baltimoue, Nov. 5. The Chinese Minis
ter and suite, accompanied by Rogers, private
secretary to the President, and Commission
er LeDuc, visited the Maryland Institute fair
r services Bendered.
Boston, Nov. 5. The statement is made
in Massachusetts that Butler has paid Kear
ney at least $i,uihj lor services rendered in
the canvass. ' Two checks for S500 each have
been paid by a Unnk in Lowell, and payment
aumitiea oy tne directors, on which the New
lork Tribune comments as follows : This
is a curious instance of Butler's lack of sa
gacity in the canvass, as he could much bet
ter have afforded to pay Kearney $1,000 to
keep out of the Mate.
The Rett Shirts.
Washington. Nov. 5. A dispatch received
from Sumter, South Carolina, yesterday, says
that a Republican meeting was held there on
fcaturday, and that the Red Shirts did not
interfere nor demand a division of time,
Although the dispatch was signed by a Re-
puuucan, uouuis oi us correctness are en
tertained, and it is suspected that the Demo
crats bulldozed the writer and compelled him
to send tne message.
Chicago, Nov. 5. The committee -calling
for a commercial convention to be held on
the 12tb, have arranged one-fifth fare for del
egates. The leading hotels will give reduced
-. ' , . On fhe Lakes.
Chicago, Nov. 5. It is reported to-dav
that the schooner Benson has been dismasted
and the propeller Canada is missing. A ru
mor prevailed that the City of Montreal is
lost. She left on Saturday, and has not been
heard of since. A life preserver belomrina'
io ine steamer nas been lound.
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London, Oct. 31. A cabinet council waa
held yesterday. The Post annonnced in
semi-official form that it has been decided to
send the ultimatum to the ameer before pro-
wcciuug w uuerior measures. It is not,
however, probable that he will avail himself
of the last chance. Relative to the general
aspect of affairs it is not unlikely that Lord
1 11 -a- r
oeaconsueia, at tne liord Mayor's bannnt-t on
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noreiuuer am, may oe able to speak of the
future with satisfaction and confidence. All
the morning journals agree that the govern
ment has decided to give the ameer a lt
i chance, ihe standard believes the cabinet.
yesterday, decided to require from all con
cerned a strict and literal observance of the
A dispatch from Simla states England'
ultimatum wiu summon the ameer to give
gunrautees ior iuture good understanding
it is not thought the ultimatum will cans
any delay, as the answer of the ameer must
be received within a fortnight or three weeks,
and preparationse-f the army will, meanwhile,
rtA Tini-olaYai '
King of Dahomey.
Intelligence has been received from Why
day, on the west coast of Africa, Sept. 26th,
that a Portuguese commander and seven
soldiers are held captive by the King of Da
homey, who makes them parade before him
daily. The king has recommended a grand
custom of human sacrifice, and five hundred
persons have been slaughtered in one month.
Danger of Insurrection.
A Vienna dispatch says it appears' the
powers are becoming aware of the danger of
the Bulgarian insurrectionary movements,
which was evidently carefully organized
months beforehand, and have opened a con
fidential exchange of ideas on the subject.
Cholera tn Morocco.
Washington, Oct. 31. The U. S. Consul
at Tangier has transmitted a dispatch to the
State department, giving an account of the
fearful ravages of cholera m the interior of
Morocco. The misery among the people is
great. Business is almost completely para
lyzed, and the cholera is sweeping over the
southern and middle provinces. Hundreds
ore dying of starvation, and all the miseries
of smallpox and malignant fevers add to
their horrors. Never before has Morocco
passed through such a fearful ordeal. Wild
and uncertain rumors of the ravages of the
pestilence in the interior, which are brought
daily to Tangier by refugees, add to the gen
eral consternation. While immense num
bers of people are starving in the very streets
of Tangier, and merchants are selling all
breadstuff's ot cost, the authorities still per
sist in levying a tariff of 10 per cent, on all
imports of provisions. Add to all these fear
ful visitations the further fact that the
neighboring counties have almost completely
cut off Morocco from communication with
the outside world, and no gloomier picture
can be imagined.
New York, Oct. 31. Pope Leo XIII. has
appointed Doctor Gilooly, nineteen years
bishop of Elphin, to the position of apos
tolic delegate from the Holy See to the United
States and Canada. The statement that the
pontifical Secretary of State will consult with i
the British government before appointing
Cardinal Cullen's successor recalls former
reports that an understanding had already
been arrived at between Great Britain and
the Vatican with a view to pressing Irish
dissatisfaction. The appointment theretore,
is expected to have an important political
Very Short Time.
London, Nov. 1. A dispatch from Simla
says the ultimatum gives the ameer a very
short time to answer, at the expiration of
which, it is believed, there will be a general
Shipwreck and Loss of Life.
London, Nov. 1. The British revenue cut
ter Fanny was run into and sunk off Fuscar
to-day by the steamer Helvetia. Seventeen
of the Fanny's crew were drowned.
A Fall Apology,
London, Nov. 1. A Simla correspondent
says the ultimatum demands a full apology
and reception of the British mission by the
ameer, with other conditions, there is no
expectation that it will be accepted.
London, Nov. 1. Gladstone severely criti
cizes England's policy, and declines to give
the government the confidence they ask on
the Afghan question, and complains that they
withhold authoritive information. He
showed that the government's relations with
Afghanistan were satisfactory during his ad
ministration. He justified the displeasure of
the ameer at the British occupation of Guet-
A Warlike Tone.;
The Russian press is extremely hostile to
England. The Vedomosti says: The great
struggle with England, : which has been pre-
pcuiug iui wuiuiicn, nuij uaui iu Aiguauia-
tan. The Ruski Mir declares the hour has
come when England will be held responsible
tor past delinquencies.
Willing- to Get Out.
Glasgow, Nov. 1. The sheriff refusing
bail for the directors of the Glasgow bank,
an appeal will be carried before the lord ad
vocate, and if necessary to the high court of
Paris, Nov. 1. Rethrhs of elections for
municipial delegates eb(iw that 11 depart
ments, now represented by 27 conservative
senators, have been won by Republicans, who
lost no department. A Republican majority
of 12 or 15 is confidently expected in the
Berlin, Nov. 1. The government has
sent 3,000 marks for the relief of German
sufferers by yellow fever in the United States.
Maynooth College on Fire.
Dublin, Nov. 1. Maynooth College is on
fire. Engines and firemen have been dis
patched by rail from this city. The fire is
spreading, and destruction of the greater
part is feared. '
Berlin, Nov. 1. A decree was issued to
day prohibiting numbers of socialist pam
phlets in addition to those previously pro
hibited. In the execution of the decree the
police were obliged to make 25 domiciliary
A Berlin dispatch states that Russia in
tends to raise her army in Turkey to 200,000
The Dublin Fire.
New York, Nov. 2. The Herald's Dublin
special says the fire by which St. Patrick s
College at Maynooth, Ireland, was burned
at midnight was completely extinguished,
but two wings of the building, the southern
and western ends were destroyed, ine li
brary suffered considerable damage and some
valuable books were destroyed, but although
the students lost all their; personal enecta,
and some of them were rescued with diffi
culty, no lives were lost. The buildings
are massive stone structures, with long corri
dors, and the students are locked in at night.
making it difficulty fo escape in case ot nre.
After an investigation the Dublin Fire De-
Eartment ascertained that the fire was caused
y overheating of the warming apparatus.
The loss is estimated at $50,000. Subscrip
tions will' probably be opened in all the
Catholic Churches in Ireland to-morrow for
the relief of the students.
Notes From Paris.
Paris, Nov. 2. The fete given last night
by Figaro to foreign commissioners to the
Exposition, was a most brilliant affair. The
Prince and Princess of Wales entertained
Sir Phillip Oren and Commissioner McCor
mick at breakfast at the Bristol Hotel to-day.
The commissioner of the Grand Exhibition
Lottery has purchased four pictures for
prizes, from the American collection. .
:? The Walking? Match.
London, Nov. 2. At 12:30 A. M. the
ecores in the international walking match
were:Corkey, 458 miles; Brown, 450; Row
elL 408; Hibbard, 401; Weston, 365; Court
ney, 362; Ennis, 360. Weston quitted the
track at 1 0, yesterday, with his ankle
A Definite Treaty.
London, Nov. 2. A dispatch from Berlin
says Russia, in replying to the Porte's over
tures, has declared her readiness to reopen
negotiations for a definite treaty.
A Berlin dispatch says France js expected
to issue a note shortly advising diplomatic
pressure in favor of Greece. :
A Constantinople dispatch says the Porte
has informed Minister Layard that the pro
posed reforms will be introduced in one prov
ince of Asia Minor, but the complete realiza
tion of the project will be postponed until
the strait of Turkish finances permits.
Besolyed to Resist.
London, Nov. 3. The Oldham cotton op
eratives Saturday unanimously resolved to
resist the proposed reduction of 10 per cent,
of their wages. Twenty thousand hands
and eight million spindles will be affected
by this action.
The London Observer, in a semi-official
paragraph, says it understands that the
statement that the British Government has
applied to other powers for assistance in en
forcing the Berlin treaty is unfounded.
uermany anu the Vatican.
A telegram from Rome says that negotia
tions between the Vatican and Germany are
progressing slowly. Both sides are anxious
to arrive at a prompt settlement concerning
the diocese of Alsace and Lorraine which are
still administered as when they belonged to
France. The Vatican will take advantage of
the recent defeat of Radicals in Switzerland
to re-establish relations with that country.
Exiled Swiss bishops have already been
notified to return.
Will Buy It. .
It is stated that Great Britain has con
cluded to purchase Delagoa Bay in South
eastern Africa from Portugal for $3,000,000.
Coins of India.
Private telegrams confirm the statement
that the Government of India contemplate
the adoption of gold currency, making En
glish gold coin a legal tender throughout the
country. The importation of bar silver will
probably be prohibited after a given time,
and the rupee and other smaller coins used
as fractional currency.
Athens, Nov. 4. In the chamber to-day
the new ministry moved as a test of confi
dence that the house adjourn for two weeks.
The motion was rejected 87 against 80. The
ministers immediately resigned.
Versailles, Nov. 4. The chamber of dep
uties has declared invalid the action of the
Bonapartist, M. Leron. During the debate
31. De Paul Cassagnac was called to order
for interrupting one of the debaters, and say
ing there was nothing in common between
the Bonapartist and President McMahon,
since the latter had perjured himself.
Oreeee aud.Turkey. .
Rome, Nov. 4. The Divitto states that
France has issued a note advising that diplo
matic pressure be excited in favor of the
claims of Greece on Turkey. It states that
Russia and Germany have already consented
to mediate between Greece and the Porte.
England's Useless Attempt.
Berlin, Nov. 4. The Post says: Eight
weeks ago when the treaty of Berlin was in
danger, Prince Bismark appealed to the sig
natories to defend it. England, who then
rejected the request, now appeals to Austria
and France, the supposed adversaries of Rus
sia, for the purpose of reviving the Crimean
alliance. Such attempts are useless. Fur
thermore, England by fostering jealousies
certainly will not Bucceed in preventing
friendly relations between Bulgaria and
Delivery of the British Ultimatum.
Simla, Nov. 4. The British ultimatum
was placed in the hands of Fasse Mahomed
Khan, an Afghanist commander, at All Mus-
jid on the 2d inst., and a copy at the same
time was posted at Peshawar to tbe ameer.
Sir Neville, a member of the vice regal coun
cil, accompanied the vice to Lahore.
; The'Flshery Question.
London, Nov. 4. The Pall Mall Gazette,
in a leading editorial, says that the United
States should choose this precise moment to
publish what seems from a telegraphic sum
mary to be a rather threatening dispatch ad
dressed by Secretary Evarts to American
Minister Welch, can scarcely be regarded as
accidental. All the world can see that we
have on our hands just now quite as much
as we can well deal with, and a really friend
ly power with a grievance' like that whilst
holding to its position, would refrain from
casting the matter in an irritating way before
the public until our anairs.nave assumed a
more peaceful aspect. At any rate, this is
what, according to admirers of the Alabama
arbitration p.we might certainly have expected
from America. The truth is, that while the
very party with which the bargain was made
still holds office in the United States, the
first opportunity is seized to make a point
against us just when it is reckoned that oth
er difficulties may force us to give away
Nothing else is to be expected, and for our
own part we are inclined to thank Evarts for
teaching our countrymen that nations gener
ally are no more inclined to forego their ad
vantages over one another in the nineteenth
century than in the eighteenth, seventeenth.
sixteenth, or first. Let sentimentalists blame
Evarts, for he has disappointed them, not
us. American newspapers of all shades and
political opinion, without giving a moment's
consideration, let us hope to the fact that
the quarrel has nothing whatever to no with
an award of $5,500,000 made in favor of
Canada at Halifax, come forward with the
contention that this money, due and long
overdue to us must not be paid until and un
less this new difference is settled in the way
they think right. : Nine million dollars of
the Alabama indemnity still remains without
any reasonable claimant, and here are
$5,500,000 more to be retained. We should
have supposed that Americans could scarcely
afford to recall attention to various matters
relating to the Washington treaty and the
manner in which its provisions have been
carried out;'but then we too have a little sen
timent about us, for in truth the whole story
is one of continued attempt at evasion, and
evasion of a somewhat shabby kind. and.
cunously enough, advantage was taken of
the local regulations of the State of New
York to avoid compliance with one of the
most important stipulations of the treaty in
lavor ot Canadian shipping.
The Georgia Investigation.
Sas Francisco, Oct. 3L In the investiga
tion of the circumstances attendant noon the
loss of the steamer Georgia, the first witness
examined to-day was H. Hennessy, purser
of the Georgia. His testimony was to the
general effect that the captain and officers of
the ship were attentive to their duties, and
that the charge of drunkenness against the
captain was unfounded. Herman J. Bern
hardt, a steerage passenger, was next called,
and testified to the presence of a lady cabin
passenger in the captain's room about the
time the ship struck, and the intoxication of
the captain. But his testimony was in many
respects so loose and contradictory as to
raise a serious question as to its ral value
He stated that the other officers were all
right, with the exception of the surgeon, who
indulged in abusive language to passengers
while preparations were being made to
abandon the ship, but on reaching the shore
he changed his manner and subsequently
conducted himself; properly. He also testi
fied that due care was taken to insure the
safety of life and property, and comfort of
passengers subsequent to the acc.dent.
The S. P. R, R.
The Southern Pacific Railroad Company
of Arizona, of which the late David D. Col
ton, was president, has been reorganized.
C. F. Crocker jwas elected president, vice
General Col ton, jdeceased, and David Harer,
a member of the board of directors, in the
place of Crockerl ' j
The! Bigamy Case.
Salt Lake, Oqt. 31. The examination of
Miles, the bigamist, has closed and defendant
bound over to await the action of the grand
jury in the sum f $1,500. '
Body Found. 1
San Francisco Nov. 1. On October 20th
James S. Carnal! suddenly and mysteriously
disappeared froni his home at Berkeley, and
no trace of him Was found till to-day, when
some sailors picked up his body off the Long
wharf. On the 20th he started for the sand
lots, as was his Wont, and a gentleman on the
last boat to Oakland heard a pistol shot and
a splash. Carnall shot himself, as his re
mains show, through the head, and fell over
board and, having a weighted sack fastened
to him, sank. T tie sack had been torn and
the weights relet sed, the body rose to the
surface as fount. No cause for the act is
assigned. ' r-:" f -
Reading, Nov. I. H. Atherton was killed
at the Extra mill it Cooper City, October 31,
by being caught i: i the machinery while mak
ing some repairs. The body was forwarded
to isacramento to pis relatives. ..t '
Fell through a Skylight
San Francisco, Nov. 2. About half past
four o'clock this afternoon as W. H. Rulof
son the well known photographer, of the
firm of Bradley & Rulofson, was superintend
ing the construction of a skylight on the roof
of the building in -hich his gallery is located,
the three story brick on the southwest
corner of Montgomery and Sacramento streets
he missed his footing and fell to the side
walk, his head ai id shoulders striking on
some tin packing cases piled on the curb
stone. He was at once teken to a drug store
near by and a few moments after removed to
his home where he 'died shortly after 5
'clock. A huirrefl examination while at the
drug store showed (hat no bones were broken
and but lew contusions, death resulting from
internal injuries. : P
Ancient Order of Hibernians.
San Fbancisoo, tfov. 3, Delegates from
various divisions pf the Ancient Order of
Hibernians of the State of California, met at
Oakland last night and declared vacant the
offices of state delegate, secretary and treas
urer, and elected John Kenny delegate; J. C.
Spillane, and W. Ji O 'Conner, treasurer, for
the unexpired term. The meeting endorsed
as the only legitimate national officers of the
United States: P. Uibney, national delegate;
P. Campbell, national secretary, and James
Langan, national treasurer. j
- Shocking Accident, j
Napa, Nov. 3. Ji shocking and fatal acci
dent occurred this! morning on board the
steamer Express, ai freight boat plying be
tween nere and ban Francisco, j A newly
employed engineer! fell into the machinery
while the boat was hearing her port in Napa,
and was instantly killed. His body was
T- a J . L i : i : i . -
caugut uu uie uescepuiiig cr&iut wnicn anves
the shaft, and became so wedged in that it
stopped the boat, which was running at a
moderate rate of spaed. His name is George
Layng; residence, S(an Francisco. ;
San Francisco, Kov. 4. Stockholders of
the Sierra Nevada hield a special meeting to
day to consider the question of watering
stock. 89,231.30 stares represented a reso
lution to increase ihe stock from one hun
dred thousand shares of $100 each to five
hundred thousand Shares of $100 each, was
adopted. The new! stock is to be issued at
the discretion of the truptees. Henry Wil
liams, speaking jfor John Skae, said
the new stock would not probably be put on
the market at present. . ;
Instantly Killed. .)
Bodie, Nov. 4. Andy Heg.rty, aged 33, a
native of Ireland, was to-day instantly killed.
He was at work in the bottom of Champion
shaft when a plank bn top became dislodged
and fell to the bottom, a distance of 300 feet,
striking him with the above result. ;
Trouble In Camp.
San Francisco, NJv. 4. Friday nfcht the
Irish citizens held si mass meeting at Union
nail, to denounce tbe utterances of Jr. A.
Bee, as published in the Washington Post.
T. F, O'Malley Baines, an Irish exile, who
wun a piuiumejui. - part iu uie proceedings,
refused to allow Wm. Wellock, Vice Presi
dent of the Workingmen's paaty, to speak on
the ground, that he was an Englishman and
had no business at the meeting. At the
sand lots yesterday Wellock denounced
Baines as a Fenian, renegade and traitor to
his country. To-morrow Baines will publish
in the morning papers a card demanding
that Wellock retract' his language or name
his time and place for hostile meeting to set
tle the anair.
A Queer Shover.
Wm. W. Brown, a Wood chopper, near Au
burn, Placer county, nas been arrested by U,
Detective i innegass, and brought to this
city on a charge of (counterfeiting. In his
cabin were found dies, crucibles and mate'
rial for the manufacture of half dollars and
new standard dollars; He states that his de
tection followed his first attempt to pass spu
SABf FRAJf CISCO PRODUCE MARKET
RKFORTED BT TRLBGRAPB SPECIALLY VR TUW TAPIR ST
1. E. FAR1SU, COMMERCIAL AGENT, PORTLAND, OOS.
Sas Fsjiscisco, November , 1878.
WHEAT Market) strong with tendency
higher. Offerings very small, none of strickly
choice but little of good. Ve hear of large
interior purchases above parity of our market
quotations. Among; sales to-day were some
fair to good California milling at $1 "2
1 76. 1UU tons good shipping, $1 75
300 tons fair shipping, $1 70. 200 tons at
Vallejo at $1 62 fair. We learn of sales of
certain kind bought for special purpose, the
price paid was $1 77, but it is no criterion
of the market. " i
FLOUR Dearer by 12e per bbl. Ore
gon and Walla Walla quotable at $4 15C&
5 12. Receipts ex Oregon mostly sold to
arrive, shock on nand are closing out.
HAMS Eastern, C Sc choice to fancy,
1516c. Fair to j good, 14MI5c. Un
known brands, 13& i.
LARD In oe ft tins, 10c. Eastern cases,
Ne York, Nov. 4, 1878.
WOOL Steady. Fair Demand. FalL12
tf ic. Burry, iu13c. Spring, 1727c,
xurry, ij(ioc. jruued, ZU(a;37c.
HIDES Steady. Fair demand
18c. Whale oil dull and lower,
unbleached, 38(ai44c ; bleached.
Sperm oil Winter I unbleached,
bleached, 93c&$I 01
- lour reacner nas nven yon, some
tCXT . . 1 V
elementary instruction aa to bodied
"Yes, sir." -Very
well. What is
transparent body V
reflect no discredit
(Silence that would
upon a trappist or
what is a transpar
you know?'; "Of
ent body! Don't
course, 1 do ; I recollect the words
the book. . A transparent body is
is " " It's a body through which you
can see light. 5 N nr give me an exam
ple of a transpareiit body." "A lock.
"A lock T "Yes, sir ; you can see light
through the key-hole, '
Judgiug Brail Horses.
We deem this a good time to enter a -profit
against the prevailing custom of
judging draft hcrses in the show-ring ;
mainly with reference to weight, as one
would judge a group of fat oxen prepar
ed for the butcher's block. In the latter -case,
the quantity and quality of the
v uv . puuiN f i VVUJlkAV4 UUVUOi
but we fail to see why such a test should
be applied to the former. We don't
A 1 it i
eat. noise ii esu m mis country, conse
quently more weight of carcass is of no
value except as it gives greater ability to
draw a heavy load; and if . this weight .-.
be made simply of an accumulation of
adipose tissue (fat), it is a positive cum
brance rather, than a help, and should be ;
There can be no quest'on that size is
an important feature in a draft horse ;
but to be of value, the desired weight
must be made up of other tissues than
fat. Hone and muscle must form an
important part in making up thisweight;
and even-here we cannot depend upon
the tape line nor the scales to make an
award. The quality of each is a vital
consideration. If the indications are
that the bony tissue is of a soft, spongy,
porous nature: if the joints are gummy
and defective, or the muscles flabby and
ill-placed; the hoofs, flat and brittle are
too much contracted; or if the disposi
tion be sluggish and .dull, like that of an
ox, no amount of mere weight should be
riermitted to atone for such serious de-
A good draft horse must possess very
strong vital organs, which fact is usually
indicated by the form and relative sizo
of the trunk. His joints and legs must
be strong and perfect free from curbs
and spavins, the- skin lying -close and
firm to hard and elastic cords, with an
entire absence of "beef upon those
parts. The feet should be large, neither
flat nor mule-shaped, the horn hard and
elastic, but not brittle, The bottom
of the foot should be examined to see
that it possesses the desired concave ap- V
pearance, and ; that the frog does its
work perfectly, because it is in the feet ;
that our heavy draft horses are most no
toriously defective. As we have said in
a former number of the-Journal : The
principal requisite of a" good draft horse
is, good size, made up without a super
abundance of fat; but to this must be
added docility, soundness and endur- 1
ance. Given ail the valuable qualities '
above described, in perfection, and then
the more of action and ( style he pos
sesses the better, lie may be nearly -perfect
in all respects, and yet be too
horsa On the other hand he may weigh .
a ton, but if the weight be mainly of
fat, or if he be ill-tempered, unsound or '
acking in endurance, his value is mate- :
rially lessened. He may possess all the
points above enumerated and yet be so "
deficient in energy and so heavy and
sluggish in his movements as to coma
far short of a perfect draft horse.
When called upon to act as a judge in -
this class, the intelligent horseman will -give
prominence to all these points, and
will not be deceived by mere measure-
ment or weight; the true test being the
comparative adaptation of the animals to
perform the work which pertains to the
class in which they are shown. Live .
Johnny on the Hippopotamus.
Hippo is only their Christian name,
but their full names is Hippopoppota
musses. My picture-book says hippo
means horse, but I think the first feller
that said it that way was a f ooL cos
horse is easier for to sav. Hippose is
found in Africa, but when vou have
found one wot can you do ? Once there
was a man come up - to a other to give
him a lickin'. and said, toad as ever he
could be: "I have been looking for
you, you rastle, and I've found you at
last Then the other man he said : ,
"That is a tack, sure enough, and when
he said it he picked a big stick up, and
the man which had. done the finding he
said : : "Yes, l ve found you at last, vou
bet 1" and the other said he cudent denv
it, and was a rollin' up his sleeve. Then
the man which spoke first said: "Do
yau kno wot street this isf And the
other feller said : "Course I do, you
vagabone; it is Blank street" Then
the man which was agoin' to do the
lickin' thot a cwhile and said : "Oh, if
you ain't lost wot was the use for use to
find yout" and he walked off as fast as
ever he could. The baby hippose is about
the size ef Mr. Brily, the butcher, and
Uncle Ned says that minds Mm wen a
baby vrale come ashore and evry body
went out for to "see it, and it was long
likeLa tug bote and thickern a ox. A
young lady wich went out with UncHe
Ned she looked at it and said : "Jest
to think of sech a little tot having no
mother !" And evry woman wich come
to see it said, "Poor little thing V I
seen two hippose in a show holdin' open
their mouths for biskits wich folkes
give 'em.. Wile one was be-in fed the ;
other was off to one side watchin, and
when it seen the- biskit in the others
mouth it wunk its eye, and then the
other shet its mouth an swollered, cos
you mite put a hole loaf in their mouths
and thay woodnt kno it less the other
one told em, but that way thay didnt
waste no time on bad boys which made
beleeve. Wen my sister talks to her :
dicky bird in the cage 1 ; sposa it thinks
like we do about the hippose: - "What a
horrid, grate, ofBe mouth f ' But if
missey kne it thet way I bet she would
say : "Its crewel to keep Dira shet up;
lets give it to the cat" tut wen it
comes to birds, give me the American
eagle, which lieks orl other, and flies
roun, and roun, and up, up, up, hooray t ;
Why is- a nail driven fast ii.to a stick;
of timber like a decrepid eld xraa ! Be
cause its in firm,