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KELIy A .WELLS, Publisher.
' HAS TH3 . '
FIN EST JOB OFFICE
EJ DOCGLAS COUXT.
CARDS, BILLHEADS & LEGAL BLANKS
And other PIUS TING, includ U
I.arg-e and Heavy Posters and Snowy
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NEATLY ASD EXPED1TIC CSIT EXECUTED
AT PORTLAND PltlCES I
TKKXS IK ADVANCE i
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"Independent in all Tliingrs; ISTeutral in JV o tiling.
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ROSEBURG, lOlGDNl Wt CRDA , DECEMBER 7, 1878.
th iaoirtRDm o( One InduovmeuU to advirtiMra;
-.fJi iiiirf-iiiiiiii aaagafegaariii m 'T1I w-mj-pj -tJ MyfUJAg.-.
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TV. II. Willis, j
ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW,
R08EBURQ, OREOON. !-'
A. E. CHAUPAOSE, Proprietor.
The ml frtVciu hnw in Roaebur. Kept on the
Knropon plan. ;
DEPOT HOTEL, ,
OAKLAND, OREGON, 1
THI8 HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR A
umber of jreera, awl he become very popular
with tiie tnvetinc public Firtt claw
And the table iupplfirt with the beet the market affords"
Hotel at the depot of the Railroad.
SUGAR iPINE MILLS..
, LOCATED AT SUGAR PINE MOUNTAIN,
Foot Office addreee, LOOKING GLASS, OREGON.
The Company owtnf theee fnflU would sty they ere
prepared to turnieh the
KIT OF LUMBER
At the aoat reaeonabla rates. .
SUGAR PINE, Till AND CEDAR
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Lumber always on hand, awl all peraone winbinr to
purchase Lumber will do well to rive ueaa opportunity
of nlluif their ordere before going elaewhere. , .
J. Q. CALLIGHAjr, President,
W. B. CLARKE, fiecretiry and Treasurer.
1 KOSEBCRC1, ottECOX.
Button & Perkins, ?roprietorsJ
:-v - THE ONLT -
FIRST-CllASS HOUSE JN THE CITY
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Oopot of tho C. V O. Btag-o Co.
WELL FURNISHED SLEEPING APARTMENTS,
the beet of bede, and the moot attentive of
Heueekeepere, and a table eupplted with the beet o
the arrival of the can
Leave the houee every day on
from remand. - -
The traveling public, and all who favor Ul with their
patronage, can rat enured that they will be entertained
la the beet pouible manner. O. L. BUTTON,
T. R. SHERIDAN.
J. P. SHERIDAN.
Jackson Street, Roeeburg, Oregon, near the Poet Office,
J3 T O ES
And lianuf actnrert of
. Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Wares,
1 . . . Are prepared to
GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL,
OREGON AND CALIFORNIA
STAGE LI NE!
THROUGH TO SAN FRANCISCO
The Quickest, Safest and Easiest Route.
. STAGES LEAVE ROSSBURQ
Erory Davy at 7-10 P. M., V
Making quick connection at Reading with the oare of
the C. a u. K. K.
For full parUculan and peeeage apply to
BUTTON A PERKINS, Agente.
a-rnnntll HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAT
iX eoneera that the undersign 1 has been awarded
the contract for keeping the Douglas county paupers for
a period of two years. All persons in need of anelstance
Irom sold eeunty mutt first pmure a certificate to that
feet from any member of the County Beard and pre
seut it to one of the following aimed persona, who are
authorised to and will care for those preeentinr such
cwrtinoete: Button Perkins, Kuseburg; l- L. aeuogg,
Stekland: Kit Brawn. Lookinr Ulass. Dr. Woodruff u
uthariuii to furnish medical aid to all ttersons iu need
f the eame and who have been declared paupers of
Douglas eouuty. n. B. CLARKE.
T. D. MARKS.
J. II. PIKE & CO.,
Importere eal Wholeeale Dealers in
TOBACCO AND TEAS,
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MANUFACTURERS OF CIGARS
And sole proprietors of the lion -equalled
PINK Qf PERFECTION AND SOUTH CIGARS,
Jloa. 11 a 10S Cailiorala Ktroot.
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SCUULTZ & VON BARGEX,
Importers sjad tesars In
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC WINES
LIQUORS AMD CRANDIES.
' Also Sole AgeoU fur
CELE8 RATED OLD BOURBON WHISKY
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B. B. m rfmt mmCmlltwmU Aim,;
, ; CAS 1TLAIICIS0, CAL. .
tpreusti fcT Cn-. Cohen.
LATEST JEWS !
I ciEiEA?TERJTf STATES.-:-;
Booth and tb Cblneae.
Sak Fbancisco, No,. 27. A Fpecial.ivom
Se"fr Yori thi morning lays: The Ktuhas
an eilitorial B'.Tongly Condemiling- the course
of Senator Booth on the Chinese question.
It says now that the American citizens in
China are not making as much niouey as
formerly anil ' the Chi'aeAa in America' "by
thrift and frugality and strict attention to
their own business, are beginning to prosper
in this- land ef- liberty and equal rights.
Kenator Bonth nrof'lftinm thiit itK nbnnt tinift
for treaty to cease to operate. He cries,
to driwa thankin puck do n,to the seashore
and into the Pacific Ucean. isooth, who
has learned since October 1870, that an
odious end can sometimes be better attained
by farad thaijfby force,, suggests a Scheme"1
for swindling the Chinese government into a
modification of the treaty, so that we who"
have nothing to lose gain everything, and
those who have everything to lose will lose
P. The) Silver Dollars. - , ...
Washington!" Ifov. 28. Total number of
standard silver dollars coined since their re
monetization up to and including the 23d
inst., is f 19,811,551. Of this number about
ton and one-half million are in the U. S.
treasury, some $4,200,000 are in the mint
vaults, and the balance, a little over five
millions, ufe in circulation. :
, Starviiis; Indiana.
1 sNiw Twk, Nov. .29. A Times specia
states that Bed Cloud's six thousand Indians
are in danger of Starving, . as" their supplies
cannot be transported by themselves under
ten months. - " i - " '"' f
Mexican Land Grant.
Washington, Nov. 29-r-Secretary Schnrz
in his annual reptn't draws particular atten
tion to the ' necessity of providing" some,
speedy way for a 6peedy settlement of the
private land claims in the territory acquired
from Mexico, by some method in addition to
that now provided by law.; The Secretary
recommends the passage of an act providing
lor the appointment of a commission to hear
and determine all such claims subject to an
appeal to the United States courts. No law
was enacted for that purpose by congress,
although a bill was introduced in the Senate,
which would, in the Secretary's opinion.
have met the desired object. The disorders
and blood shed in New Mexico during the
past year are in his opinion directly tracea
ble to the clashing of the interests of the
grant claimants and settlers. -
Cincinnati, Nov. 29. A sham battle took
place yesterday at the fair grounds at Mount
Gilead, Ohio-, in the presence of a large con
course of titizens of that place and visitors
from the surrounding country. During the
war several serious injuries were inflicted and
much lll-ieeling engendered. Jiush Fry ol
the Levering Guards , was shot in the face.
The wound is considered quite dangerous.
Benj. McGowan was struck on the head with
a bayonet cutting to the skull.
Charged with Frand.
New York, Nov. 29. Wm.! A. Potter,
formerly chief supervising architect, was ar
rested to-day on a warrant issued by Judge
Blodgett, of the northern district of Illinois,
on charges of conspiracy to defrand the gov
ernment m connection with public buildings
in Chicago. ( JPotter was much surprised.
His bail is fixed at $5,000. Congressman
Potter, his brother, became his bondsman.
Examination wa 8 waived.
An explosion of gasoline used at the foot
lights occurred last night at a low variety
theatre on Thomas street, Baltimore. In
the woman's dressing room back of the stage
were seven girls, actresses, three of whom,
Kate Bradley, Nellie ' Lewis and Marion
Davis, were seriously burned in endeavoring
to escape. t - ,
a. Mara Money nan.
The question of the election of Garcelon,
Dem., or Smith, Greenbacker, as governor
of Maine by the legislature was submitted to
the Maine congressional delegation, which
decided iu favor of Garcelon because he is a
hard money man.,' ; : ' ; J
. . Evarta and the Chinese.
Chicago, Nov. 29. The Tribune's Wash
ington special savs: The proposition of Pa
cific coast politicians to open war upon the
Chinese treaty, brought up a new point in
the discussion, namely: How far the posi
tions assumed by Secretary Evarts tn his
letter regarding the conference of the local
laws of Newfoundland with the fishery pro
visions of the treaty, apply to the local laws
of California which are hostile to the Chinese,
and in violation of the rights and protection
conferred by the treaty. Pacific Coast men
are not particularly pleased with the logic of
Mr. Evarts position as applied to their case
i i Carg ea Fire.
New York, Nov. 29. The steamship Zea
land, which sailed on Tuesday morning for
Antwerp, returned yesterday afternoon with
. . i t . i. i
ner cargo on lire, wuicd was exuuguisueu.
The steamer is not seriously injured.
' - Our Snvjr. ;
"Washington, Nov.- 29. The secretary of
the navy, in his annual report, says that since
his former report, the condition ot toe navy
bas been considerably improved. There are
; a commission 28 cruising ships, one steam
b t and five sailinn vessels, all in condition
fjr active service except the Gettysburg.
There are six vessels, including one monitor,
which can be made ready for sea in a few
months. Besides these, there are 13 needing
more extensive repairs, but all can be put in
thorough condition with the present appro
nriatious and those asked for the next fiscal
year. In case of necessity, til war vessels of
all classes, including monitors, can be put in
From tables contained in the report the
secretary says: It will be seen that the total
estimates of the last fiscal year, including the
amount appropriated for deficiencies of the
previous year, were i,ra, Alter ue
ducins deficiencies of 1877 and 1S78, which
were ?4.1rJt,478, the amount chargeable to
expenditures, of the year was $13,306,914,
which was $761,199 less than the actual ex- ;
peiisee of the previous year, and 4,923,677
less than the expenditures, including the
j deficiencies of that year, and $4,630, 4:M less
than the expenditures ot tlie year ending
June 30 th
Nkw Yorx, Dec. 1 A resolution- excom
municating Mrs. Tilton Irom Jieecner s
church was adopted flast isight after the .
prayer meeting.1 v " -
v To be IIna;el.
Dradwood. Dee. lrM. , L. Conk, tried
and convicted of the mnrder of Mrs. Minnie
Callison on August 30th last, was last even
ing sentenced to e hung January zotn next.
The court scene was very tntTeoting, ,the
judge completely breaking down in passing
sentence. "; ' ' ' J
sriee Ktate of ASaJra.
Niw York, Dec. 1. A Times' Lexington,
special says reports from Breathitt county to
day are still discouraging. A. man just from
Jackson reports that the town is still in the
hands of an armed mob and fighting between
factions continues. The party, headed by
Ned, Strong is in possession pt the court
house and adjacent houses, and the jail is
barricaded to prevent the release of the pris
oners, among whom is the murderer Little,
Picket firing is steadily maintained, and a
number of persons have been killed and
wounded. There is no abatement whatever
of the disturbance, and the authorities are
powerless to preserve order. Bloodshed,
violence and anarchy reign supreme. Tom
Little, who who was shot down while trying
to quell the mob, baa since died. K Nothing
has been heard' as to the probable action
i - , . leather Oae-Sided.
The new legislature of South Carolina will
stand thus: House, Eepuplican, 3; Demo
crats, 121. Senate, Republicans, 5; Demo-J
crats, 29. Last year JtM JDeniocrat rhad
only one majority on joint ballot. Ha'mp
torn received for governor 119,000 votes.
Alt' others 213.
,: f JS SneOtai Weaaloa. " j, "
New YoBKyDec. J. Democratic members
of , Congress passing here for Washington,
uniformly declare themselves opposed to any
tractions etlorts to compel the calling of a
session next March. They express, at pres
ent, a disposition to pass the usual necessary
biis and ito iittla else. y .. ;
I The Architect Fraud.
Ex-Supervising Architect Potter states that
the Chicago indictment contains ho special '
accusation of fraud on his part. He sup
poses the indictment is a blow at his suc
cessor, Architect Hill, to whom he has
transmitted the system of doing the business
of the office as he himself received it from
his own predecessor. Mullet. . ,
Governor llauaptoii Dy ins;. ' " '
CoiuMBTji, S. C, Dec. 2. It is suid to-day
that the condition of Governor Wade Hamp
ton, who had his leg broken A few davs ago,
has become so precarious that his death is
momentarily expected. Prayers for his re
covery were offered in all the churches of
Columbia yesterday. "LA. deep gloom "per
vades the whole conunnniti,. j Jk"k
Blaine'a Election Bill.
Washington, Dec. 2. The following is the
text of Senator Blaine's bill regarding pres
Resolved, That the judiciary committee be
instructed to inquire and report to the Sen
ate whether at late elections the constitutional
rights of American 'citizens were violated in
any of the States of the union, and whether
the right of suffrage of citizens of the United
btates, or of any class of such citizens was
denied or abridged by the action of the elect
tion officers of any state, in refusing to re
ceive their, votes, in failing to count them,
or in receiving and counting fraudulent bal
lots, in pursuance of a conspiracy to make
the lawful votes of such citizens were pre
vented from exercising the elective franchise,
or forced to use it against their wishes by
violence or threats, or hostile demonstrations
of armed men, or other organizations, or by
any unlawful means or practice.
Kesolved, That the judiciary committee be
further instructed to inquire and report
whether it is within the competency of. con
gress to provide by additional legislation for a
more perfect security of the right to suffrage
to the citizens of the United States in all
States of the Union
Kesolved, That in prosecuting these in
quiries the judiciary committee shall have
the right to send for persona and papers.
Monthly Debt Statement.
The debt statement Bhowa an increase of
$3,214,242. Amount of coin in Treasury,
$223,54,757; currency, $14,609,826, in
cluding $10,000,000 held for the redemption
of certificates of deposit. $37,080,000.
New York Markets.
Naw Yobk, Dec. 2. The business feeling
in New York may be gathered from the fol
lowing special: The week having been
broken by the holiday, and the weather being
most of the time stormy, trade has ben.
duller than usual, even for this dull period,
but with prices at low water mark, and with
resumption assured there is a cheerful feel-:
ing among business men, w,ho look for an
unwonted degree of activity during the year
to come. The export movement in produce
continues restricted by depressing cable ad
vices from abroad. Most of the shipments
being speculative ventures, as a consequence
shipping and cognate interests are in a less
satisfactory condition than at the none,
sponding period last year. Nothwithing light
export orders for wheat the market has ruled
steadily, for though ' there has been
some fluctuation in prices, the range to-day
is substantially the same as this day week.
English buyers persistently hold off for lower
prices, and farmers and speculators as per
sistently refuse to yield on the ground that
prices are down to a point which does not
leave a fair margin on the cost of production.
to say nothing about the vicissicitudes of the
crop season. The continental demand holds
on though not so brisk as awhile back. The
improved feeling noticed at the close of last
week in wool is still a prominent feature.
The low price at which all grades and de
scriptions are offered has given rise to the
belief that ruling rates rest upon a substan
tial basis, and consequently there is less
anxiety regarding the future. The goods
market by which the raw material is almost
wholly influenced, though recently showing
more activity does not improve so far as val
ues are concerned, but the future is hopeful.
uaiiiornia grades, nothing new or interesting.
Among the sales reported are 350,000 pounds
Spring California at 15(S;22J'Jc;' burry ditto
16e; 4,000 pounds scoured Missouri, 57c;
4,000 pounds coarse and black Colorado, 22
(g24c and 125,000 pounds Valley Oregon and
1,500 pounds Colorado, pulled private terms.
North Platte, Neb., Dec. 2. Stearns and
Patterson came in from Niobrara river to-day.
The Indians ran off 33 of their horses on the
28th. A second raid was made on Major
.North s and toe Indians got all he had left.
On Wednesday the Indians made a raid on
iiirUa rancn on fnrawooo. 1-owbers gave
them fight and the Indians only got four
horses. : r,--i
New Orleans, Dec. 2. The steamer
Charles Morgan has arrived from Cincinnati.
Her officers report that at 4 o'clock yesterday
morning a collision occured at Bnngers Point,
opposite Donaldsonville, between the Morgan
and the Cotton Valley, of the Ked Ittver
Transportation Company's line. The Cotton
Valley sank: 20 lives lost: boat and carsro s
total loss. Thn Cotton Valley left here yes
terday for Red river with a full assorted cargo
and a number ot passengers, tv ben the col
lision occurred the wind was blowing a gale
and rain was falling in torrents. The Morgan
was coming down ana the v alley going up.
The boats were rounding a point. The officers
of each boat, seeing the dancer of collision.
stopped the machinery, but the force of the
wind and the headway of the Morgan was so
great that her guards strnck the alley with
tenttic torce, causing too latter to sink is tit-
teen, minutes. ; ibe Valley was valued at
$18,000 an! insured for '$10,000. Her cargo
was valued at $a,uuu; insurance unknown.
t t, r ''A Border Kaid, '"
Fort McKinnet, Wy., Dec. 2. Trabina's
ranch, at Traburg City, on Crazy Woman's
creek, Ss miles north of this point, was en
tered by five masked men on the 29th ult
They' gave the command," "Throw up your
bauds, which was obeyed," and then went
through the pockets of the employes and took
what they wanted from the store.
A man by the name of Gates lately
sent gas shares down about 12 per cent,
in Cork by proposing to light up the
whole harbor for 5,000, and maintain
four great electric lamps at 4d an hour
for each, lamp.
; FOREIGN SEWS.
A Diplomatic rarnpaign. '
- . PjTH.Npv. 28. A dispatch to thePesther
Lloyds from Berlin says Russia is about to
begin a diplomatic campaignwith England in
relation to Afghanistan. v - . '
., itussia Will so to War.
LojfrxK, iKoV -2S.-Th Times hasCthe
following dispatch from Berlin. A corres
pondent of the Vienna semi official political
correspondence says Russia has. announced
her intention of actively supporting the!
Ameer in the event of England occupying
panvjgajinj in M Afghanistan fromi which Bs-
biuu uuuiuiuu iu iuu uiigni ue eneciuauy
threatened. This announcement it based
upon the assertion Tthat England has violated
the alleged A(ghangreen)ent of Lord Clar
endon, by the occupation of Quettah. The
intention of Russia, to interfere iaAfghanis
tan is apparently" confirmed by the Moscow
Gazette declaring intervention indispensible
now that the .'occupation of Quettuh has
been succeeded by un expedition in the di
rection of Candahar and Herut.
At their Old Game.
. A dispatch from Sophia reports the Turk
ish radits and - Circassians sacked: 1,200
houses in Melnik district in Macedonia on
the 8th inst. and massacred the inhabitants
without distinction of age or sex.
r Another 1'lg-bt.
A London correspondent with the Khurum
column telegraphs as follows: "We. will
probably attack Pei war Pass on Saturday.
A reconnaissance on' Wednesday showed that
the Afghanis who abandoned Khurum Pass
were, so far without success1, endeavoring to
mount cannon on the summit of Peiwar.
The British troops consequently made a dash
hoping to capture the cannon and the pass:
All the sick and weakly will remain in
Khurum fort,," ' ,':..,.-;-' i-j- j
Casus Belli. ' ' '-'
i A Berlin correspondent confirms the re
port that General Kaufman's speech un pre
senting a sword to the Ameer's envoy at
Tashuand has become a subject of communi
cation from England to Russia.
' A Paris correspondent represents that the
Czar's recent disavowal of a policy infring
ing on the treaty of Berlin is due to Prince
Bismarck'f , refusal . to permit a nullification
of 4 treaty with which he is closely connect
ed. Russia sounded him to ascertain wheth
er he would not give her carte blanche 4n
the east, provided Count Schouvaloff was
raised to office. ' In consequence of Prince
Bismarck's refusal the scheme for Schouva
loff 8 promotion has been abandoned, at
least for the present.
Turkish Loaus. '
A dispatch from Constantinople nay it is
stated that the British government will effi
ciently assist in the negotiation of the forth
coming Turkish loans."
Death Sentence. .
Madrid, Nov, 29. The supreme tribunal
has condemned Moncasi to death. An ap
peal will now be carried to the court of ces
sation. An Easy Victory. 1
London, Nov. 29. Khurum was occupied
by British troops this morning. The Afghan
garrison fled to Peyward at the northern ex
tremity of Khurum valley, where they are
expected to offer resistance to further ad
vance of General Roberts.
Murder and Robbery.
A dispatch from Dakka says that roads
through the Khurd Khyber pass are insecure,
because . of native plunderers. Robberies
are frequent and there have been many mur
ders. Three hundred members of one tribe
near Ali Musjid threw up entrenchments and
maintained a three hours' mubketry engage
The Russian budget for 1877 shows that
the revenues have been 549,000,000 roubles
and expenditures 1,014,000,000 roubles,
nearly half of which was on the army.
- Afghan-British Correspondence,
Los don "Nov. 89.- Official correspondence
in regard to Afghanistan from 1855 to the
present time is published. It covers 250
pages. The ameer's letter in reply to Lord
Lytton's request for the reception of
Sir Neville Chamberlain's mission, complains
that before the viceroy's letter was read or his
messenger had audience, other letters had
reached the ameer from the commissioner at
Peahawaur to the commandant of Ali Musjid
written threatening and containing hard
words, repugnant to courtesy, and iu a tone
contrary to the ways of friendship and inter
course. Considering his (the ameer 8) afflic
tions at the time, patience and silence would
have beeu especially becoming in the officials
of the British Government. The officials of
the opposite government (meaning Russia)
have in no respect desired to show enmity or
opposition toward the British Government,
nor indeed do they with any other power,
without cause or reason, shows animosity to
ward this government, the matter is left in
the hands of God and to His will. 1
Ninllb, Fleming- dc Co.
Au approximate statement of the affairs of
the firm of Smith, Fleming A Co., of Loudon,
whose liabilities were announced on October
3d, shows gross liabilities to be $14,557,425,
but only $8, 132,975 of this is expected to rank
against the estate. Ibe assets are $l,426,9Iu.
Another Commercial mash.
Glasoow, Nov. 29. The failure of Henry
Taylor A Sons,' grain and flour merchants, is
announced. .Liabilities, $b,500,000. VV liliam
Taylor is an imprisoned director of the City of
Glasgow Bank and is a senior partner of the
Berlis, Nov. 29. An order of the Prus
sian ministry of state is published that per
sons considered dangerous may be denied the
right ot residing in Uerliu or its suburbs.
Carrying arms is denied except by persons
witn special permits, and tbe sale ot explosive
projectiles is prohibited. The order takes
effect November 29th and remains in force one
3 all .TiaKcr win strike
London, Nov. 29th. Staffordshire nail
makers have given notice of their intention to
strike on Saturday unless the masters dispense
with all out-door hands, who are very numer
ous, and make nails at home during the inter
vals ot regular employment.
A Hlngalar Fraad.
Lady Annie Louise Gooch, who was arrested
on a charge of attempting to pass off a spun
oils child! as the heir oi her. husband. Sir
Francis Gooch, has been committed for trial.
Fenians to be Liberated.
O'Connor, a convicted Fenian, confined at
Spike Island, has been notified that he will be
released iifhnediately on condition that he re-
aides outside of the Queen s dominion. Kelly,
another Fenian, will probably shortly be lib
erated on tbe same terms.
; Dissolution'.. .". :
London, Dec. 2. It is rumored that Par
liam en t, after a brief session, will be dis
solved and a general election held in Jan-
Gladstone Makes a Speech.
Gladstone, in a speech at Greenwich, in
veighed against personal governments. He
reproached the government for not commu
nicating anything to Parliament relative to
Afghan affairs and the question of undine
mission to CabuL War had been declared
and an invasion begun, before Parliament
was convoked. Parliament, formerly the
grana eouncu oi tne nation, now resembles
the Parliament of France before the revolu
tion. He solemlny warns the British people
not to abandon tia " principles of liberty
which made its happiness. Speaking of the
Afghan war, he declared the money spent
therein was a dishonor to England, and that
her responsibilities will bat commence with
her victory. Lady MabetVs words. "Here
is smell of blood, " are still a powerful perora
tion, and unjust wars led to national down
fall. "I. " . 7 Inevitable.-'
Pesth, Dec. 1. In committee to-day
3quut Andrussy said that the occupation of
Bosnia became inevitable unless Austria in
tended to abdicate the position of, a great
tC-rJ' , Grand .Reception;
1?bi,in, Dec, 2. Preparations on a grand
scale are making for the reception of the
Emperor on Thursday next. Bismarck will
remain in the country, his physician advis
ing perfect rest. K f J " Z ' f r
It in reported that Skofeelpff will be present
at the reception of the Emperor.. w
England and Russia.
London, Dec. 2. Official correspondence
between England and Russia relative to Cen
tral Asia is i, published,. M. Voulsiers, assis
tant minister of foreign affairs, on July 3,
1878. informed Lord Augustus Ixiftus. Brit
ish ambassador at St. Petersburg, that neither
the Russian government or Gen. Kaufman
as ever sent, or intended to send, a represen
tative to CabuL He subsequently said it was
possible that Uen. Kaufman misht have sent a
utter, and he gave assurance of a stoimatre of
all military aud political precautions which
were taken against England when her relat ions
witn trie .Russians ware strained, i On . Aug.
19tli,' Lord Salisbury being-informed tif the
roach of Russian troops to the' frontier of
Afghanistan, and of the reception of a Russian
mission by the ameer, expressed a hope that
the mission would be immediately recalled.
Russia, in the course of communications iu St.
'etersbiirg, declared that the minister of for
eign affairs was ignorant of the mission which
bad been sent "by Gen." Kaufman on his own
responsibility. England replied that even if
tne minister of foreign affairs was respon
sible. M. Voulsiers writes under date of Sep.
9th that Russian disiiositiou in Central Asia
had been affected by the relations between
ngland and Russia during the late eastern
crisis, but those dispositions are now the same
as formerly, and not of a nature to excite the
suspicious of England.
Forces at Khyber Pass.
Lahorf, Dec. 2, Mayor Cavagnari officially
reports all quiet in the upper part of Khyber
pass, and he hopes to soon disperse the band
collected in the lower part. Many members
of the band have already left.
Later,-Another strongly escorted convoy
has been attacked. Its assailants were, how
evor, driven back, and it is believed that the
convoy has arrived at Ali Musjid. It was re
ported that the ameer hail considerably rein
forced the troops at Jellalabad. ..The viceroy.
however, telegraphed a report that the treas
ure aud ammunition had been withdrawu from
that city. ...
Russia and Turkish Occupation.
Constantinople, Dec 2. Prince Labanoff
as informed Savet Pasha that tbe Russians
will evacuate Bulgaria and Uoumelia con
formably with the treaty of Berlin, but that
she will continue to hold Adrianople ana
brace pending the porte's acceptance of a
Austria and the Provinces.
Pesth, Dec. 2. In the budget committee
f the Austrian delegation, Count Andrassy,
replying to questions, said that the occupa
tion of Bosnia and Herzegovina would cease
when the object was accomplished, and when
Turkey had reimbursed the outlay which was
incurred aud guaranteed a future orderly
overnment of the provinces. Austria's mis
sion could only be altered by unanimous de
cision of the powers. The committee there-
pon adopted the estimates ot tbe foreign of
fice, thus closing the conflict between the gov
ernment and the delegation.
Paris, Dec. 2. A Franco-American meet
ing was Held yesterday in tne circus ot tbe
Champs Elysees. Prof. LaBoulaye, M. Oscar
lleLatayette, Gov. l'entou, Minister Aoyes
aud the secretary of the American Iegatiou
were present. Senator Foucher De Cariel
presided aud read a letter, from DeBovt, the
minister of commerce, regretting that he was
unable to occupy the chair, and declaring that
he would always sympathize with all efforts to
raw closer the bonds of friendship between
the two great republics of the world. , The
chairman in the course of his remarks said :
"The Americans are our seniors in the prac
tice of liberties, but lack one most precious
gift, namely liberty ot commerce.
Internal lonalistN to be Expelled.
Madrid, Dec. 2. The council of ministers
decided to expel all foreigners belonging to
the International Society from Spain.
' PACIFIC 0 AST.
Sacramento, Nov. 28. A fire occurred at
4 o'clock this morning in the planing mill of
Taft, Tottman & i arnsworth, on L street.
just south of xifth. One quarter of the
block was burned. JLne property destroyed
was mostly wooden and old buildings, und
but two valuable houses suffered. The loss
will aggregate about $18,000.
Stolen Property Found.
San Fbancisco, Nov. 29. A big sensation
was made by the police yesterday in the cap
ture by Detective Roger of a number of rare
paintings, stolen 10 years ago from a con
vent iu Mexico, and said to be valued at half
a million dollars, in which is one by Raphael
and several by Murrilo. ; They were brought
from a convent in Spain in 1721.' They
were found here at the Brooklyn Hotel, hav
ing been put in charge of the people by a
man named Cahalin. They are at the po
lice headquarters where they were examined
by experts who say they are rare and old,
but not Raphael's or Murrilo's.
' Stabbing Affray.
James O'Donnel was arrested on Davis
street this morning for b tabbing John Mason
in the back during a quarrel last night. ,
Uniontows, Pa., Nov. 29.--A boiler ex
plosion occurred near Dunbar last evening
by which Richard Evans, Dan Gatrisou and
J. J. Miller were instantly killed, Jos.Vayon
mortally, and ten others seriously injured.
Most of these men were on tbe roof of the
boiler house helping to erect a new stack
when the explosion occurred. '
A Charge of Favoritism. :
Saw Fbancisco, Nov. 29. Our daily papers
this morning charge that favoritism is shown
in the examination of applicants by the city
board for positions as teachers. Lists, of
questions are prepared in the office of the State
Superintendent and forwarded to County Su
perintendents securely sealed, and the
charge is these questions are given (o some
applicants in advance and as a proof this
morning's papers published the questions to
be asked to-day trhich tbe say the County
Superintendents vbll find to be correct when
they open their tealed envelopes, in .the
presence of the ex
y a Chinaman.:
; Mastsvuxb, De
1. A horrible murder
occurred at Marysv
e Park about 3 o'clock
yesterday morning j
John McDaniel, famil-
tariy Known as
key" McDaniel, found
a Chinaman, name
Ah Ben, burglarizing
his premises. Whet
alarmed the Chinaman
attacked McDtniel krith a poniard, cutting
and slashing him is a terrible manner and
kiUing him almost instantly. McDaniel's
wife assisted her husband. She and a China
cook secured the Chnaman, tying his hands
and feet; until wor. could be sent to the
police station. When the officers went to
the scene of the -murder the .poniard was
found, in McDaniel's hand, and as the Chi
naman has a cut in the left ann the suppo
sition is that the; wounded man wrenched
the instrument from the murderer's hand
and used it in his own' defense. . Tbe China
man is also bruised about the face, and head,
showing a severe struggle. Deceased is a
member of the Masonic order, and is an old
and well known resident. He leaves a large
family of small children. Great excitement
is manifested as thj murder becomes known.
;?'": , i i r sand Lot Meeting-. y f' , i .
Saji Francisco, Dec. 2. There was an
immense gathering at the sand lot yesterday,
estimated at from six to eight thousand.
Kearney presided, and he reviewed his east
ern tour, tbe Butler campaign, interviews
with the President, etc. ' He fluid Hayes is a
nice, little gentleman, except he is owned by
political thieves and , hadn't the backbone
enough to give a direct answer. " He believed
he had sown seed in Massachusetts that will
be heard from. He had broken old cliques
aud nine-tenths of the workingmen's candi
dates were, elected. He then pitched into
our City officials and said our Constitutional
Convention was founded in a swindle and
would end in a farce. If worgingmen don't
get what we want we will vote it down at the
polls as we will have the majority in : the
State by that time, . : . ;
The Amalgamated Trades-Unions met yes
terday at Redmen's hall. The committee
appointed to wait on Horace Davis to enlist
his assistance in Congress cn rectifying cer
tain abuses, reported their interview very
agreeable.) Notice of mismanagement in the
Mare Island navy yard government contracts,
etc., were presented to our Representative,
who promised, his support to reform these
' .-; Kulclde. . - ... . . .
John Ponnette, a cook, native of Switzer
land, aged 30, supposed to have suicided at
lodging 132 Pacific street last night. Dis
heartened by unsuccessful search for work is
The inquiry into properly obtained exam
ination papers is proceeding and has un
earthed startling facts. It has been going
on for 13 years and was a handsome source
of revenue to certain officials. .The original
thief is a mystery, but will soon be devel
oped. The whole department .is demoral
ized and needs reconstruction from the head
down. Hundreds of teachers who obtained
their place by fraud ought to be dismissed.v
This looseness has been known by the pub
lic for years. Some of the county boards of
examiners' have refused to recognize Super
intendent Carr's right to adjourn their meet
ings, and will not meet Wednesday week.
Carr will treat as illegal all certificates issued
upon the late examinations, and will reiuse
payment of funds on warrants based upon
them in the examinations of Merced county.
One of the : applicants boasted a week pre
viously that he had a list of questions pre
pared by the State Board. The Alameda
couuty board substituted new questions,
and some forty-two ladies and three
gentlemen candidates were examined on
Friday. The legibility of these certificates
wilLbe claimed, producing new complications,
It is charged by the school authorities that
postoffice officials tampered with them while
in transit. ;
San Fbancisco, Dec. 2 The body of Ed
ward McLaughlin, an Irish laborer, was
found in the bay near the Mail dock this
morning, with a bottle of whisky in his
pocket. He had been missing since Novem
ber. Accidental Death.
John Benahue, a native of Ireland and a
laborer on the new city hall, fell from a
scaffold on Thursday and died from his in
juries last night.
1 The Suicide.
Chas. : A. Bauer, a wine end liquor mer
chant, doing business on Mission street, op
posite the Mechanics' pavilion, cut his throat
last Friday three times with a razor, from
the effect of which he died last evening. The
deceased was a native of Germany and about
40 years of age and leaves a wife and several
children. He was in good financial condi
tion, and the cause of the suicide is a mys
tery.. :- . -.,
Rnn Over and Killed. ,
Virginia, Dec. 2. A three year old child
playing on the railroad track at the Merri-
mac mill, near Curson, was run over and
killed this afternoon. Its head was cut off
Reports from the interior show that the
past week has been one of unusual severity
for frosts. - Strawberries and greenhouse
plants are blighted. The days have been
remarkably pleasant and the nights cold. '
Duvercer. who shot himself, died yester
day. The Coroner's jury rendered a verdict
of suicide. He left a letter to his mother
as? ing her pardon, and stating that his suf
ferings were homesickness.
SAX FRAXCISCO PRODL'CE MARKET;
RKPORTKD BT TKLKORArH SPKCIA1.LT FOK THIS rAPKR IT
1. B. FARIKII, CUMHKKCIAL AQK.VT, PORTLAND, OSX.
! Sax Krascisco, December S, 1879.
WHEAT Sales California fair tn onnA
mining at 91 . fto sales round lots
shipping to-day. Holders not inclined
sell. Market firm. . "
FLOUR Unchanged. ' '
BARLEY Feed sales at 85cf34l OS.
OATS Feed irood to ehoim and fVim'
to extra choice unchanged. We quote same
RICE China mixed, weak, $5 OOffiS 10
POTATOES California now firm. De
cline probably checked. Demand better and
stocks reduced. Sweets, $2 00.
ONIONS Easier at $3 00. Utah infe
rior at $2 00.
BUTTER Firm. :-
EGGS Unchanged and weak. .
HOPS Unimproved. ;
PROVISIONS Weak and tending lower.
Country and grocery demand light. Buyen
holding off .hoping to obtain concessions.
Pears and apples receints ex Rennhlir
unsold. Some lots were wretchedly packed
anu greauy mjureu in transit.
.EiX-uoiigressman Vance, of Uhio. is
still an inmate of an insane asylum, but
at last accounts was considerably better,
His friends hope that he will soon b
discharged free from his mental in
firmity. ' - - ' . .
Romances of the genuine old fashioned
kind are not yet altogether extinct , A
Dublin paper tells the story wf au elope-'
mens oi the young daughter of a retired
Major near Cork with her father's
f room, a straDDins vounsr conntrvman
The girl was only 1 7 years old, and stole
irom ner room, at night and fled . with
her lover. Tlie-TirerewWlmHled a
ay r wo after, and the girl was sent
to prison "for a fortnight, while ' the
young Lothario was discharged and sent
packing. ,; It doesn't appear that there
was , any rnarriage, and . there was , cer
tainly-4 no reconciliation . and . internal
blessing, to the romance is hardly com-
1 f Washington, Dec. 2.
The, Senate assembled at 12 M. , : - '
Anthony and Bayard were appointed, a
committee to join the Hrnse committee and
notify the president that Congress had as
sembled. "" : ; -
Bills laid on the-table pending the ap
pointment of committees: :
By Beck To provide for - retiring the
trade dollar and for its coinage into standard
silver dollars also, to , authorize the ' pur
chase of foreign built : ships by citizens of
the United States. ' ,
The vice president laid before the" Senate
the credentials- of Hon. Justin S. Morrill,
elected U.. S.' senator from Vermont for six
years, from March 4, 1879; read and placed
on file." ' ; 1 : , s ' '
The only senators absent to-day were Bar-
nurn, Uockrell, Conkung, Gordon, Hoar,
Jones of Nevada, Keruau, Ht-rriman, Patter
son, Plumb, Sargent, Sharon, Speneer and
White. . " " -.
By Voovhees A resolution , instructing
the committee on finance to inquire into the
expediency of making the trade dollar a le
gal tender for all debts, public and private,
and for providing for its recoinage into the
standard silver dollurs of 413 grains.
By Blaine A resolution instructing the
judiciary committee to report to the' Senate
whether at the recent elections the constitu
tional rights of any citizens were violated
in any State, and what further legislation is
necessary to protect the citizens in their con
stitution rights, etc. Recess.
Upon reassembling the message of the
president was received and read. The read
ing concluded, the message was laid on the
table and ordered printed. Adjourned. '
' Hontte. ;
The House galleries to-day contained the
customary crowd at the opening of a session
of Congress. At noon Speaker Randall
rapped the House to order, when tbe chap
lain made a prayer and the roll was called.
Ibe roll called Hhowed 229 members pres
ent, j : Two new members. Bailey and Rogers,
then took the ironclad oath.
A committee was appointed to inform
the president that Congress was in session.
Alter recess the president s message was
received from private secretary Rogers and
read. . , :
When the reading of the mcssBce was
ended, Wood, of New. York rose and moved
that it be referred to a committee of the
whole! House and ordered printed. ' But first
he desired to make some comments tipon it.
Although as a whole the document : was
highly satisfactory, yet there were some ref
erences in it which should be met at the ear
liest practicable moment. He 'referred to
that part relating to the Southern States.
He (Wood) f ailed to see what the president
saw any disposition . in the South to avoid
or annul in any decree the constitutional
amendments. He failed to see any indica
tion in the south of unwillingness to live in
entire amity with the whole, country iu re
gard to laws, or to obey the government.
He regretted that the president, who had
commenced his administration with such a
noble and patriotic position as against the
military aespotism exercised by his prede
cessor, should now indicate a change of pol
icy. He knew there was a wing .of
the Republican party dissatisfied with
that position, and it had been a matter
of interest to the whole country to know
whether the president . wonld : continu
ously maintain his attitude.' While the
President expressed hiH views in very mild
and very decorous language, yet he indicated
quite clearly that the condition of things in
the South was not satisfactory to him. The
President had referred especially to the elec
tion in South Carolina and Louisiana. He
had been able to single out two States and
only two solitary.instances in these States.
That was an indication of vacillation on the
part of the executive, and was only because
it was such an indication that he (Wood)
felt it his duty to declare that there was no
foundation for: the allegation of wrong by
the South. It was to be regretted that
while the President's eyes were open to' theJ
Congressional elections in the South, they
were closed to what occurred in the city of
New York on the 5th of November.
Garfield characterized- it as very unusual
to interrupt the ordinary form of proceeding
by debating any suggestions of the message.
The exact language of that part of the mes
sage with which the gentleman found fault,
was not, in his mind, but the language was
very plain invited to these things from
careful reading of the papers, he believed
considerable disturbances ih the South, not
ably, open intimidation in South Carolina.
His was a charge thrown broadcast over the
land, and a Congress, so noted for investiga
tion as this one should investigate it.
A motion to refer and print the message
was agreed to. - -
I be military academy and fortification ap
propriation bills were reported and notice of
early action given.
j Drowning n Harem.
An incident illustrating the amenities
of Oriental life is thus related by the
London Truth : "I wonder howjuiany
men on board our fleet in the sea of
Marmora are aware that at the back of
Prince s Island, not seventy years ago,
the whole harem of the. Sultan Selim
was drowned, to the number o" 300.
The said Selim had been murdered by
his nephew, Moustapha, who in turn
was murdered by his brother Malimoud
This last was much attached to las uncle
Selim, and he suspected that the women
had. aided m his uncle's murder, or at
all events, had made uo effort to save
his lire. JM any of them were quite
young, .- and the harem included both
rrench, Italian and German girls. Ac
cording to the orders of the ferocious
barbarian, each one of them was tied up
in a sacs:, ana tlie next morning at day
break they were embarked in Iwirges
from 'the quay of the seraglio, and taken
by the eunuchs to the place appointed,
where" they were successively thrown
into the sea. Their screams were heard
miles away, and some not only got out
of the sacks, but threw themselves into
the water and endeavored to swim
ashore. They were overtaken by the
guards anil were killed either by being
run tiown or by beaten on the head
with heavy oara.w . '
A e w, Yorkers are already talking
about au international exhibition in that
city in 1889, the centennial of the estab
lkhment of constitutional government
in the United States. ; ; I :
" There is in- Galveston, Texas, an old,
gray-haired Irishman, who was nee a
professor of ancient,1 languages and
applied sciences in the University of
Virginia. He is thorough in Semitic
and Sanskrit . He is so poor that Jhe
earns , pre3udpuaj living by selling
apples. . ... . i
Mexicothe Great Popocatepetl.
. Another of Mexico's wonders is the
lofty, volcano that lifts its snow-clad
peak 1,000 feet into the cold air. - To
pronounce the 4 Indian name of this
grandold .giaiit, one must take breath,
before starting l6ratepetl7, , which,
in 'our ' simple English, means "the
smoking. flaTrrircr mountain." I have
stood on the loftiest peak of this moun
tain, and looked down upon the City of
Mexico, embedded Binidst its silvery
lakes, . on one side, upon Puebla on -another,
and "upoTt the distant Orizaba
on a third, through an atmosphere so
lure that the blood oozed from our
ears, our' noses, ' and even- from the
eyes of some of our party. Ai times,
the clouds' are way i below you, and at
others ; they .envelop y.ou as in an im
jienetrable veil, f and again 'not .a cloud
may be seen, only an immense dome .
Over head the most impressive idea of
boundless space I, have .ever seen. I
have been down the crater of this won
derful volcano-a thousand feet deep,
and fifteen' hundred feet wide; amidst
never-ceasing smoke, fire and . sulphur.
One goes springing down from rock to
rock, until the hot ;indy ' sides are
reached. There! you5 'will find, a wind-"
lass with a long rope which lowers you
down to the :bed of the crater where
the. Indians are busy gathering the
sulphur. As you. bend to look at the
beautiful sample your guide shows you,
you suddenly hear the roar of 10,000
batteries of... artillery that makes you
as pale as death. Quick as thought the
Indian pulls ' you roughly by the arm
and crowds you behind a boulder, while
the huge landslip .'rushes past you; and
the same may happen several times dur
ing one visit Again with rattling of
loudest thmiders down comes one of the
very, same huge boulders, upon which
but half an . hour ago you stood, and
as you jirn lp to clear its track, your
foot cracks the thin surface that covers
the lake of burning sulphur beneath,
and your Indian shouts lustily as he
pulls you from perdition. One lias to
be all the time" 'dodging' here,' dodging
there, now enveloped in smoke, now
choking with the fumes of sulphur, and
again scorched by the jetting flames that
spring up here and spring up there, like
a myriad of fieiy demons reaching forth
to drag you; to their hell-home. This
may possibly be the entrance to that
mysterious region, the existence of
which the eloquent Bob ; Ihgersoll does
not believe in, au'l ifc 15 certainly worthy
of a visit by him.
Once again safe on the peak
above, you may sit oil 'the edge of the
crater, with one leg in the cold
region and the other in the perpetual
fires below. The ascent of this lofty
peak occupies, from he snow, line, some
six or seven hours say about five
thousand feet up au angle oF little less
than forty-five degrees. . The Indian
guide ahead and you follow, alpenstock
in hand, carefully putting your feet in
the little steps he cuts in the snow.
Every ten "minutes at most you have to
rest for breath
i Once on the summit, its view, its
grandeur, is simply impossible to be de
scribed, and you can but stand in mute
wonder, gazing upon the wee world be
low you, and the immensity of space
around, above you. '
Then when you, have ; looked and
Wendered your till, now for the descent
x our Indian guide sits on a little mat,
six feet long, two feet wide, with his
heels well in the snow, and a stick le
tween his knees. The stick and heel
pressed into the snow hold him firmly
in his position. You then sit down be
hind him, throw your legs around his
body and over his outstretched thighs,
and clasp him tightly about the chest
with your arms. Another places him
self in the same position behind you,
and more yet, until fourjjr five ar in
place. Slowly, cautiously, he starts
sliding downward for a hundred yank,
gradually gaining velocity. Then, with
a suddenness that startles, he shouts
"cuidado vamonos V (look; we are go
ing !) and away you tiy over the snow;
down, down, as if you would never
stop this side of the other world.
Within fifty yards of the snow-line, the
Indian dips poll and heels gradually into
the snow, and exactly where the snow
ends and the , sands begins, there you
stop. .. "' '.."'' '-.-..' -' -
Those five thousand feet, you descend
in about five minutes. But the Indian
guides so thoroughly know their work
that there is not the remotest danger iu
visiting Pofiocatepetl, and if the visitor
has the good fortune to meet the pro
prietor of, this sulphur mine, the gallant
Gen. Sangez Ochoa, Chief of Mexico's
Engineer Corps, then his visit will be
made a pleasant one, one long to be re
membered bv the traveler.
A Cool Debtor. A St Catherines
merchant received a dispatch from one
of his Thorold customers, saying :
"Come-up. Want, to see you." As
the man owed him a considerable sum
he obeyed, the summons with alacrity.
On arriving at Thorold he found Ids
man in a ' tavern, somewhat the worse
for liquor. 4"Wcll," said the Saint,
"what do. you want me iorf "Oh,"
replied tlie Sinner, "just1 to see you
haven't . seen - you before for a good
while take rathin 1" The Saint did
not know, what to make of itbut even
tually said, "Ijliear you have sold out"
"Yes," said the poor debtor, "that's a
fact ?' I've sold out and given the money
to .the old woman; and ,1 say, Jim, 1
guess the. old .woman means to beat you
out of that money." The creditor went
back to St Catherines very mad.
, The quantity of ash left by a ton of
wheat straw is sometimes as much as
330 pounds, and by a ton of oat straw
as much as 200 pounds, though not gen
erally more than 120 in each case.