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NEWS OF MB WEEK.
The Italian government baa forbidden
an open-air celebration on May day.
Russian peasants are selling their
children, to keep them from Btarving.
Eugene T. Canfield, a millionaire of
New Whatcom, died in that city Wednes
day. Seven hundred men are at work on the
Great northern railroad east of Wen
atcbee. Arpine Denanadine, of San FranciBCO, 1
shot his wife in a fit of jealous rage and
then shot himself.
Many watches make five beatB per
second, 300 each minute, 18,000 every
hour, or 432,000 per day.
Pardridge, the plunger of the Chicago
Board of Trade, made $250,000 Monday
by a sudden raise in the market.
Daring a mill fire at CatMeBburg, Ky.,
Sunday Charles McCoy was caught by
failing timbers, and burned to death.
Bernard Ptifex, owner of a saw mill
near Spokane, WaBh., was caught on a
flywheel Monday and instantly killed.
Fourteen negroes were drowned and
much property destroyed by a rise of the
Tombigbee riven near Columbus, Miss.
Jeremiah Vanduaen, treasurer of the
Penman Thompson company, died sud
denly of heart disease in Chicago Satur
day. The secretary of the treasury is quoted
as saying there is no truth in the report
that Assistant Secretary Nettleton had
tendered bis resignation.
Heavy rains in Alabama and Missis
sippi Thursday caused all the rivers to
rise rapidly, and much damage to prop
erty and stock is the result.
Franc B. Wilkie, aged 02, for a quarter
of a century Editor Story's lieutenant on
the old Chicago Times, is dying of
Bright' disease in Chicago.
Frank Sbaw of St. Paul, Minn., has
purchased the betting privileges at the
fair grounds race track, St. Louis, for the
spring meeting, for $100,000.
A package containing $1100 is missing
from the Northern Pacific express office
at Orting, Washington. There is no
trace of where the money has gone.
Large numbers of Big Bend farmers
are planting fruit trees this season, it
having been proven that many varieties
of fruit will flourish in that section.
William Humbert was shot and killed
Wednesday at Nampa, Idaho. William
Bailey, who had an old grudge against
Humbert, is supposed to be the mur
derer. Lee Brownfield, a horaetniiner, com
mitte suicide at North Yakima Thursday
by shooting himself. Tin reason as
signed is despondency, caused by ill
health. Thomas Gard committed suicide at
Victoria, B. 0., Saturday by shooting
himself. He was dying of consumption,
and could only have lived a few days
Ten villages in Hungary were de
stroyed bv fire Monday. Large stores of
corn and many cattle were burned. Five
people were killed and thousands are
Joseph Campbell, a member of a crew
of men engaged in driving shingle bolts
down the Toutle river, near Custle
Kock, Wash., was drowned last Satur
Sydney Smith, one of the best-known
architects of the West, has fled from
Omaha. Neb., leaving behind him a
score of unpaid dubts and a large amount
of forged papers.
In a row between Italians and Irish
men at Frankljn ..mjew Jliy. Run
another will probably die. Several oth
ers were seriously cut.
The steamer Lucy Lowe, loaded with
1200 barrels of lime from Hoche harbor,
caught fire Monday evening off Decep
tion Pass, and was entirely consumed.
The loss is about $8000.
Mrs. Karl Johnson, of Tiicoma, who re
cently shot herself because her husband
committed suicide, died Sunday. She
left all her property to Policeman Craw
ford for kindness to her.
John A. Torronce, deputy collector of
Internal revenue at Boise City, has dis
appeared, leaving his accounts badly
mixed up. It is not known yet what his
shortage will amount to.
A dispatch from Kenosha, Wis., says:
The loss by the burning of the works of
the Ford Novelty Company Friday
night will amount to $i0,000. The prop
erty was insured lor $30,000.
For some time there ln.s been sys
tematic robbery of box cars on the Ore
gon Short Line, between Huntington
and Green River. Eleven freight crews
who were implicated have lied.
Nothing has been heard of the cattle
men who went alter the rustlers in Wyo
ming several davs ago. There nre many
rumors of a con 11 let between thorn, but
nothing definite can be learned.
The Moxiean government officially de
nies the statement that it has authorized
the establishment of the J uarez lottery
or guaranteed the payment of its prizes,
as advertised in the newspapers.
Floods in MiesisBiiri and Alabama have
caused much damage to crops, and have
been attended with considerable loss oi
life. At least 100 negroes are roH)rted
as Having Does, drowned in Alabama.
Sporting men say that Van S. ()., who
won at tiloucester, Friday, was a
"bottled" horse. Covington, Ky., sports
were given a tip and the bookmakers of
that town are out thousands of dollars.
A special dispatch to the London
Times from Buenos Ayros says: The
political situation in Klo do Janeiro is
considered critical. The streets of the
city were patrolled last night by cavalry.
C. M. Leavy, appraiser of merchandise
at San Francisco, has been removed by
the president for complicity in the re
cent frauds in the undervaluation of silk
goods imported by Neuberger, Keiss &
The people of Tacoma are iudignant
because the warship Mohican has been
ordered to proceed to Ksquimalt, to be
placed on the drydock. They have sent
a protest to Washington about the mat
ter. Assistant Secretary Crounse of the
treasury department will leave Washing
ton early next week for Sau Francisco
and Portland, Or., on business connected
with the new public buildings in those
Mr. Edward Parker lVacon has been
sued by the proprietor of the hotel where
he killed A'ueille for $2000 damages. The
relatives of M. Abeille have already paid
$400 npon the same plea. Deacon will
Duncan Harrison and John L. Sulli
van got into a quarrel with a citizen, of
Bloomington, 111., lhnrsday, and the
former was arrested. Sullivan tried to
rescue his manager, but the police pre
Jack Wolfe, a gambler, who had been
spreeidg for the past week, took mor
phine with suicidal intent, in the
Richelieu saloon at Spokane Tuesday.
lis fell asleep in a chair, and when
noticed waa nearly dead. i all this?" Sam replied: "It's the aili-
The largest arch ever constructed for ; auce delegation from Dayville". Then
any building, that of the manufacturer's) there was a laugh all round, the candi
building at the world's fair grounds, was I date joining in the merriment.
completed Monday. It is an immense
span and has a height of 212 feet and a
width at the base of 376 feet.
The Independence National bank has
been robbed of $192 by a forgery of the
name of one of its stockholders, W. E.
Williams, of Airlo. The bank cashed
the check thinking the signature was
genuine. The forger escaped.
The French senate has unanimously
adopted the credit asked for by the gov
ernment for the expenses of the trench
exnioit at tne Vtiicagu cuiumumu
sition. ibe credit was paeReu Dy me
chamber of deputies Thursday.
The New York federation of labor will
take part in the coming May day demon
stration by holding an eight-hour masB
meeting on April 30. The central labor
union is arranging for an eight-hour mass
meeting in Union square May 1.
Captain Cowan of the steamer l'hidas,
which arrived in port Saturday from Bra
zilian ports, reported the sanitary con
dition of hantos and Rio Janeiro very
bad. Yellow fever i3 still prevailing at
those poriB to an alarming extent.
The residence of James Hawley, at
Pittsburg, Pa., was destroyed by fire
Sunday morning. Joseph Linton, an
adopted son, was burned to death, which
so affected Hawley that he made three
ineffectual attempts to commit suicide.
Tuesday night Sheriff McFarland of
Walla Walla county arrested a man
named William Robinson at Dayton on
the charge of horse stealing, and brought
him to Walla Walla Wednesday morning
and confined him in the county jiil.
Judge Patterson of the New York su
preme court has refused to dismiss the
complaint in Cilonel E. G. Janes' suit
aeainst J. Henry Work to recover $200,
000 money invested and profits in and
from contracts held by the firm of Grant
Tuesday night, near Delamar, Idaho,
in a dispute over a small piece of land.
Poter Meddin, a miner, shot and killed
W. A. Steel, a carpenter. Both were
married men. Steel died at 9 p. m., and
at 10 a crowd was gathering to hang
Henry Massev, of Spokane, a brother
of the well-known contractor, V. M.
Massey, committed suicide Tuesday by
swallowing an over-dose of strychnine.
HiB depression was caused by dissipa
tion. Ho was 30 years of age and
A Washington dispatch says that Sen
ator Hill has decided to throw hie
strength in the democratic convention in
favor of John M. Palmer of Illinois. He
is convinced that he cannot secure the
nomination himself, anu will try to
The latest criminal utilisation is a
Chicago burglar who destroys hut does
not carry away plunder. Fine dresses
and lace curtains are slashed with
knives, jewelry stamped upon and C03tlj
vases smashed to pieces, but in no case
hus anything been stolen.
A disastrous wreck occurred four miles
north of Connellsville. Pa., Friday after
noon on the north McKeosport &
Yonghihany railroad, in which Fireman
T. Thielman and a lirukeman named E
T. Kazell were instantly killed. Engi
neer Martin may also die.
J. II. Bush, a son-in-law of ex-Judge
Kelly, who recently died in Boise City,
has demanded that, the body of Judge
Kelly be exhumed, alleging that foul
play was the cause of his death. A hip
row over the distribution of the dead
man's estate is imminent.
The will of John Crear, of Chicago,
bequeathing $1,300,000 for a public
library and other public charities, has
been sustained by Judge Tuley, and the
case now goes to the Illinois Biipreme
court. Eight cousins of the testator, hit
next of kin, tried to break the will.
aufl 'morV'turmuMleT "projectiles was
found on Saturday night at the gate ol
the hospital for army eusioners in
Madrid. Alarm is revived by the news
that 110 pounds of dynamite have been
stolen from the minus near Linaren.
A bureau of press clippings in London
has received the royal "command" to
furnish twenty distinct sets of newspa
per cuttings horn every periodical in the
world, so far as obtainable, n ferring to
the death of Prince Albert Victor. The
sots are to be pasted each in a separate
For the weekending with Thursday
but one train entered the Black Hills
from the outside world, and till Friday
all wires were down and press messages
were refused. At Rapid City, while not
as severe as in Kansas and Nebraska,
a fierce snow storm raged all day Sun
day and .Monday.
Henry Hewitt, of Wheatland, a pioneer
of 18-13. claims the honor of having
driven I In) lirst wagon down the western
slope of the Blue mountains, and the sec
ond that reached The Dalles. It waa in
November of that year, the exact date he
does not remember, but they reached
Oregon City on the 8th.
Three Union Pacillc detectives are at
work ohiaiuing clues as to.the identity of
the thieves who have been stealing the
company's goods. At Huntington search
wai rente were issued Bnd resulted in the
discovery of stolen goods. J. A. Leh
man and Mrs. Graham, living near
Huntington, have been arrested.
A canal enterprise iB Boon to be estab
lished near Payette, Idaho, by an
English company backed by ample capi
tal. The canal will take its waters from
near Eininetsville, u distance of about
thirty miles of Payette, aifd irrigate in
its course to Payette several hundred
thousand acres ol the finest agricultural
lands iu the slale.
The body ol a girl named Mary
Chouski was found in a lonely spot on
tho hillside in Sheuly Park, Pittsburg,
Pa. The body waB terribly mutilated,
the head being entirely severed from the
body. It is believed the girl was lirst
murdered ami then perhaps the body
piacea on tne railroad tracic.
The threatened striko of longshoremen
in Chicago to enforce union wages, which
had been fa) cents an hour, began Satur
day. No attempt was made to put non
union men to work, and there was no
disturbance. Navigation has scarcely
opened yet, and the estimates of the
number of men affected are uuo rtain.
Many African travelers have faith in
the commercial development oi Africa.
Among the founders of the British East
Africa Company, who contributed more
than $2,000,000 to carry on its work, are
found ich well-known travelers and
authorities as Sir John Kirk, who con
tributed $1,000 ;;Sir F. DeWinton, $3,000;
F. llolmwood, $;i,000, and U. S. Macken
It Is suggested in England that alumi
num lie used for coining pieces of the
value of ,'. Tho advantage to be gained
thereby is that the metal is bo light that
if taken from the pocket iu the dark it
would bo easily recognized as neither
gold or Bilver. Also the weight of lead or
ewter alloys would make it impossible to
pass off spurious aluminum coins. This
would be a bonanza, Indeed for counter
feiters. Grant County News: When the boys
came into town with the Indian prison
er, Mr. John Luce, alliance candidate.
was on the street. N lien ' Helios ' bad
been exchanged and the siwssher hove
! in sii?ht he asked Sam Cross; "What's
FARM KANCH AND GARDEN.
Fruit trees do not like wet ground to
stand in. Before Betting them out see
that the land is drained to as great a
depth as the roots are expected to run,
and better if to a foct or more deeper.
The value of the English or black cur
rant is mainly for preserving. Properly
prepared, they are rich and excellent,
pleasing those who do not like the flavor
of the fruit in its natural slate. They
are easily grown, not subject to the at
tacks of the common currant worm, and
there will doubtless be a large demand
for them. Every farmer should at least
have a few in his garden.
.MOKE BOOM FOB OKAVK VINES.
American grape vines, like American
men and women, require more roam
than is generally given them in Europe.
The firBt vineyards here were planted
after European methods, but it did not
take long to show that this would not
succeed here. Give the vine more room
and erect higher trellisses. They will be
healthier, and fewer vines will produce
as much or more fruit than smaller vines
cloBe planted would do.
CHOI'S IS ORCHARDS,
Nothing is made by trying to grow
farm products of any kind in orchards.
All the small grains are very injurious to
the growth of trees, and should only be
tolerated when it is desired to check the
growth and promote fruit bearing. The
hoed crops do not do much injury, but
the trees make cultivation more expen
sive, and diminish the crops so much
that they do not pay. They besides
threaten injury to young trees by bark
ing the trunks during the season of culti
vation. Do not plant more orchard than
you can spare from cropping, is the safe
rule for profit.
OMJKK NITRHKRY STOCK EARLY.
Most people in ordering nursery stock
do not make up their minds what they
want until planting season is at hand.
Ordering then, it requires longer for the
order to he tilled, the plants are more
iikely to be injured on the way, and if
planted late many make poor growth, or
die outright. It is often thought that
the trees cannot be sent safely while the
ground is frozen. Packed as they should
oo they are not injured by cold, and if
no trench has been dug for them they
may be placed in a cool cellar until the
ground thaws enough to tind a place to
heel them in. By the time they are to
oe planted the shortened in roots will
have calloused anil be ready to root as
soon as placed in contact with the Boil.
I'lU'N Nil ORCHARllS.
The question of pruning was discussed
by many laige orchardiBts at the recent
annual meeting in Rochester of the
Western New York Horticultural Soci
ety. It was shown that orchards had
been seriously injured by trimming iu
the fall the effect of severe freezing be
ing injurious, resulting in decay of the
branches or of dying back of the bark,
causing a large wound. Much depends
on the severity of the weather following
such imining. Small branches that can
be cut from the branch with a knife may
be removed with safety, but large
branches can only be removed in March
or April. It is not well to prune after
the leaves have begun to leave out.
Nurserymen lose more money by late
pruning, as late pruning checks growth,
while early pruning caueea incessant
strowth. Trees should not be pruned
when there is any frost in the wood. To
avoid crotchety-branching of trees, cut
off all the top when planting; then form
he heads to suit one's sell All pruning
should be done with a jackknife, annu
ally. Removal of large branches is not
necessary if the annual pruning be at
1 liKDIKO SALT TO 1IKNS.
It is commonly known that allowing
cauaes tliem to sicken and die. Many
have learned by experience not to leave
any remains of cod lis h where bens can
nit such food. But the assumption that
ialt in small amounts is fatal or even in
jurious is not warranted by facts. Prob
ably the appetite for the fish induces
ihem to eat loo much, and it acts an a
poison. The New York State experi
mental station reports a trial in which
-mall amounts of salt mixed with feed
were fed to hens without iujury. When
the amount was increased so as to give
half a pint daily to 100 hens several of
the hens had diarhaa, and the amount
was again lessened. Still the hens fed
the salted food produced twice as many
eggs as the others, and the conclusion is
that for mature hens salt at the rate of
one ounce per day for 100 hens may be
fed with advantage. It will not do to
have salt where small chicks can get at
it, as they will eat enough to kill them.
It Is fatal in very small amounts to young
turkeys Ducks and geese on the con
trary, like salt, and it is a plan of old
fashionej housewives to give them a
bath while young in water made as salt
as the sen, for the purpose of strengthen
ing thorn. Tt probably helped to rid
them of lice if it did them no other good.
(lave Her a KIhs and a HloHHlng.
William Spingler is a blacksmith of
BeckviUe, lud. His wife of 40 years is
a vigorous specimen of Indiana woman
hood, and Arthur Dixon is a superannu
ated relic who drives the mail wagon
into Beckville. Spingler is an erratic
character and for days at a time absented
himself from home. Grandpa Dixon
noticed the periodical desertions of Mrs.
Spingler and her consequent depression,
lie dropped in to sympathize with her
in her allliction. Sympathy became
mixed with a tenderer feeling, and
grandpa proposed an elopement. Mrs.
Spingler would consent on but one con
dition; that she could gain her husband's
consent. He gave it readily enough,
carried her trousseau for her iu a hand
satchel to the trvsting place, gave her a
kiss and a blessing, and threw a shoe
after the mail cart as it disappeared with
ner anu ner aged admirer mounted on
the lofty seat. The pair are supposed to
have gone to Bailibridge, and Spingler,
who congratulates himself on his release,
will apply for a divorce, but Beckville,
outraged by his equanimity, is consider
ing the advisability of an indignation
A 1mm Willi 111 lig.
Jack I-ong, an old man living about
six miles from Collins' Landing, on the
Columbia river, has resided there for the
past twenty-five years, and is a veritable
hermit. When the O. 8. N. Co.'s boats
received wood at this place he was in
ihe employ of Mr. Collins, and saved
nearly every cent he made. Since the
railroad has been built ho has lived on
bis former earnings, says the Dalles
limes-Mountaineer, and rarely leaves
his cabin except to procure bacon or
coffee. A few apple trees around his
residence furnish him with fruit. His
only companion is a dog, and on this
animal he bestows all his affection. The
last time he visited The Dalles was
twenty-three years ago, and since that
time be has not disturbed the haunts of
civilization. He is about 05 years of
agw, Him wtfum to oe content Willi his
roposcd to run from New York
go, at the time of the dedication
xposition buildings, ten special
to (. hioag
trains, ten minutes apart, eacli train to
have elaborate decorations and music.
! It is believed that fully &,0iW jieople will
1 want to make the trip. It is the iuten-
tion to have in New York, both preceding
I auu succeeding tne iriumpiiai procession,
imposing ceremonies of a commemorati ve
character. These include a civic and in
dustrial pageant representing modern
progress, a street pageant representing
the landing of Columbus and historic
scenes from his life, unveiling of a Col
nmbus statue in Central Park, a grand
hor.net and choral festival. Prominent
citizens of New York, including members
of Spanish and Italian societies, are per
fecting the plans.
The Supernatural Monkeyn With Senator
The McDonald will case continues to
grow in public interest in Indiana. Ad
ditional strange features have developed
from day to day, until now the case
promises to become a cause celebre.
First, after the fact became public
that Senator McDonald bad left bia
entire estate to his wife, there followed
rumors, soon verified, that the will was
to lie contested on the ground that the
instrument probated was not the will
which Senator McDonald Jiau maae.
Additional interest was aroused by re
calling the romance which surrounded
and connected the lives of the deceased
ex-senator and his beautiful and ac
complished second wife. Then come
further developmenis of a nature which
skirts clcse upon the borderland of the
supernatural. A ladp far asay in Wash
ington city has a dream in which she
thinks she sees Mrs. McDonald en
gaged in a mysterious business trans
action with a young man, to the
dreamer unknown, but so distinct is the
impression that, waking, she iB certain
she could identify him in any part of
the world should she meet him. She
writes of her dream to an Indianapolis
friend and then came on herself to that
city. She is taken to the insane
hospital and confronted with a young
man violently insane, whom she
instantly and impressively declares to be
the man of her dreams. Following this
comes the undisputed statement that the
young man at the insane hospital is the
person who transcribed the will of Sena
tor McDonald. After the senator's death
he had become insane, imagining that
bis face was turning black.
A DEPUTY SHERIFF KILLED.
While Wounded and Belplms He Was
Ilrutally Ultreated by a Hand ot 1 iilevei.
Deputy Sheriff Spencer, who was shot
recently in Eastern Washington while
putting under arrest a band of horse
thieves, is dead from the effect of his
wound, blood poising having set in. It
has been learned that tho greatest in
dignities wo e heaped upon Spencer as
he lay helpless and wounded in the
corral where ho fell after being shot and
after dropping his man.
It is said that one of the men
guilty of the cowardly treatment shown
Spencer was Hughs, the father-in-law of
young Allen, Spencer's target. This
man Hughs, it is claimed, after doing all
the violence he could without killing
him outright, walked around the pros
trate form swearing and exclaiming,
"bleed, you , bleed. Bleed to
It would be no surprise if Hughes was
lynched by the community for his in
Spencer's body was taken homo in Col
fax for briual. Hewas39yearB old and
was held in the highest esteem bv the
peojile of Colfax. He was a member of
the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of
Pvtnias and the A. O. U. W., under
whose auspices the funeral will beheld.
He leaves a wife to mourn his loss.
A NEW MONTE CARLO.
The HiiweiV Aliiuidun to Heroine a Wou
The Carson News -na s Howe ra' man
sion and surrounding grounds is to be
converted into a Monte Carlo No. 2. As
a basis Theodore Winters donates the
mansion and grounds as a free gift to the
syndicate, itie present buildings will
be put iu a thorough state oi repair and
auxiliary edifices put up in order to ac
commodate the crowds of thousands
whom it is believed can be induced to
take in Monte Carlo No. 2 in their tours
in search of health and recreation.
The Gazette published the fact that J.
Cairn Simpson, editor of the Breeder
and SnorlHoian had such a scheme on
foot last January. Mr. Simjison came
up here to visit air. V inters, and bo de
lighted was he with our January wcatier
and Willi the bowers mansion that li
went away bent upon making the old
mansion a sporting retort, and baa boon
at work ever since. Mr. Simjison was
imbued with the idea of starting an elec
trical mad to Lake Talioe, which is but
11 miles from tho mansion. That
Nevada is ai trading more attention from
the outsiders than ever before in her his
tory there can be no doubt.
The Floueer Steam Engine.
An immense wooden box, bound in
iron, was recently found in Helsinfors, in
Finland, by workmen engaged in exca
vating in the cellar ot an old bouse,
Upon openiug the box the men found
that it contained a large parchment and
a quantity of nieces of iron of odd shapes
Being unable to make out the contents of
the parchment, they carried it to Mr.
llizeff the nearest magistrate, who found
that it was written by Father Soger, one
time minister to Louis the Seventh of
France. It was an elaborately written
treatise uiwn the use of steam as a
motive power, and future examination
revealed that the bits of iron were num
bered parte of a rudimental but complete
steam engine. It is proposed to fit the
parts together and to exhibit this pioneer
steam engine at the World's fair.
tetter I'rlcei for C'altlo.
The sale of four hundred hay-fed Ne
vada steers the other day for $lf around.
delivered at the railway station for ship
ment to San Francisco, is proof positive
that cattle values on the Pacific coast are
stiffening, says the Baker City Democrat.
It is pretty evident that prices will con
tinue to improve for some years, and that
new li te and vigor win De given to tne
industry. We understand that California
butchers are offering to contract Nevada
and Idaho steers for next summer's de
livery at the railroad at $30 per head and
getting no cattle. The lowest offer on
the part of the ranchmen at which they
are willing to contract their steers is $35,
and the price generally get la $10
A Little Law Worth Kuowjug.
If auy agent, operator or any employe
in auy telegraph office, or any other per
son, shall knowingly or willfully send by
telegraph to any person or persons any
false or forged message, purporting to be
from such telegraph otlice, or from any
other person the person or
persons so offending shall lie deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be
punished bv tine not to exceed $1000 or
imprisonment not to exceed one year, or
by botli such hue and imprisonment, in
the discretion of the court Hill's Code,
. of Washington, vol
It is rumored here that several Short
i f:h mndnclora an nn.W arrest
Lme reight conductors are under arrest
for taking freiihtout of box-cars, through
j the misuken supposition that they
j owned ibcir trains and everything in
them. T'0 trunks full of silks were
burned at Glenn's Ferry to prevent them
i from falliig intolhe hands of the officers
Several -ons" Ikft their trains, stepped
I out, and Ijave so far succeeded in va din
I.VGERHOLL ON WHITMAN.
The Great A (noltlo'a Tribute at the flood
Gray Post's OraT.
From a report ot Wnttman'a funeral.
"I deem it proper," said Thomas B.
Harned, the poet's long-time friend, "to
mention two Important facts: One is
Walt Whitman's positive belief in im
mortality, and the other bis fearlessness
of death. With him immortality was not
a hope and a beautiful dream. He be
lieved that he lived in an immortal uni
verse and that man was indestructible as
Dr. Buck, the poet's biographer, fol
lowed In an address, after which Colonel
Ingersoll stood up near the bier and
spoke in part thus :
"Again we, in the mystery of life, are
brought face to face with the mystery of
death. A great man, a great American
the most eminent citizen of this repub
lic is dead before us. And we nave
met to pay a tribute to his greatness and
to his worth. I know that he needs no
words of mine. His fame is secure. He
laid the foundation of it deep in the hu
man heart. He was above all tbat I bave
known the poet of humanity, of sympa
thy. Great he was so great that he
rose above the greatness tnat ne met
without arrogance ; and so great that he
stooped to the lowest without conscious
condescension. He never claimed to be
lower or greater than any other of the
sons of men. He came into our genera
tion a free, untrammeled spirit with
sympathy for all. His arm was beneath
the form of the sick. He sympathized
with the imprisoned and the despised,
and even on the brow of crime he was
great enough to place the kiss of human
sympathy. One of the greatest lines in
our literature is his, speaking of an out
cast, and the line is great enough to do
honor to the greatest genius that ever
lived. He said:
'Not until the eun excludes you do I
"A charity as wide as the sky, and
wherever there waa human suffering,
human misery, the sympathy of Whit
man bent above it as the firmament
bends above the earth, lie was built on
a broad and splendid plan ample with
out appearing to have limitations pass
ing easily for a brother of mountains and
seas and constellations, caring nothing
for the little maps and charts that timid
pilots hug the shore with and giving
himself freely with the recklessness of
genius to winds and waves and tides
caring for nothing as long as the stars
were above hiin. And he walked among
men, among writers, among verbal var
niflliers and veneerers, among literary
milliners and tailorB. with the uncon
scious dignity of an antique god. He
was the poet, also, of that divine democ
racy that gives equal rights to all the
sons and daughters of men. He uttered
the great American voice, uttered a song
worthy ot the great republic. He has
uttered more Biipreme words than any
writer of our century, and possibly of
almost any other. He was, above all
things, a man. And above genius, above
all the snow-capped peaks of intelligence,
above all of art, rises the true man
greater than all.
"He was a true man, and be walked
among his fellow-men as such. He ac
cepted and absorbed all theories, all
creeds, all reliaionH. and believed in
none. He had a philosophy and religion
of his own, broader, as he believed and
an I believe than others. He was wil
ling that all the sons of men should be
absolutely acquainted with his heart and
brain. He was not afraid to live ; not
afraid to speak his thought; neither was
he afraid to die. For many years he and
death lived near neighbors. He was
always willing and ready meet this
thing called doatu. And for many
months he sat in the deepening twilight
waiting for the night waiting for the
HaUL In IiIb brain vera the bless"1
memories of the day, and in his heart
were mingled the dawn and the dusk of
life. He was not afraid ; cheerful every
moment; the laughing nymphs of day
did not desort him. They remained that
they might clasp the hand of the veiled
and silent sisters of the night when they
Bhouldcome. And when they did come
Walt Whitman stretched his hand to
both one on one Bide, the nvmphs of
the day, and the other the silent Bisters
of the night. And so, hand in band-, be
tween smiles and tears, he reached hie
From the frontier of life ; from the
Western wave-kissed shore, he sent us
messages of content and nope. And
those messages seem now like strains of
muBic blown by the mystic trumpeter
from death's pale realm.
Today we give back to mother nature,
to her clasp and kiss, one of the bravest,
sweetest souls that ever lived in human
clay. And I thank him for the brave
words he had said on the subject of
death. Since he has . lived death is less
fearful than it was before, and thousands
and millions will walk down into the
dusky valley of the shadow holding Walt
Whitman by the hand long after we are
dead. The brave words he has spoken
will sound like trumpets to the dying.
And so I lay this poor wreath upon
this great man's tomb. I loved him living
and I love him still.
THE HI MHKKT MURDER.
A Statement how It Occurred A Cold
Ex-treasurer Steel, of Malheur county,
gives the following account of the killing
of Humbert by the Baily brothers, at
which the people of Malheur are much
"During the session of the primaries
one of the Baily boys became involved in
a quarrel with a party whose name I
have forgotten, while his brother at the
same time was having words with jlr.
Humbert, the deceased. The Baily boys
had both leeu drinking to excess, but
Humbert had not touched a drop of
liquor. After quarreling for seme time
the parties separated ; the one who was
talking to Humbert got on his horse, and
while flourishing his arm struck it en a
knife which was sticking out of his vest
pocket, the blade pointing upward, cut
ting two ngly gashes thereon. Upon dis
covering the cut he went to his brother
and told him he had been stabbed by
either Humbert, who had started home,
or the man his brother had quarreled
with, and wanted his brother to go with
him, who refused. He then got a young
man who was in his employ to go with
him, and they started in the direction
Humbert had taken. They had gone
only a short distance when a pistol shot
was heard, and the brother who had re
mained turned to a friend and asked for
the use of his horse, Raying that he would
go down and stop that shooting. He se
cured the horse and followed his brother,
and instead of stopping the shooting
helped to murder Humbert, litterally rid
dling bim with bullets.
THE HUNT TRAGEDY.
It Will He Re-Open d, Say the Pronecut
The news of the arrest of Reissraan,
who will be remembered as a musician
in the band whoee caped a few days
after the Hunt killing, saya the Walla
Walla Union, seems to have been circu
lated pretty thoroughly among the
soldiers of the Fourth Cavalry esrly Fri
day evening, and created considerable
excitement. Several who were seen
were anxious in their inquiries of what
the effect of the confession of Reissman
might be. Whether the case wonld be
re-opened and those who were implicated
in the confession tried was a matter oi
moment with some, and there will be
nothing surprising in the news of a num
ber of desertions within the next few
Prosecuting Attorney Bland ford, on
being seen, stated tbat he would begin
investigation immediately and fathom
the yet unsolved mystery of the guilty
parties. "Murder is a crime that does
not outlaw, and if Relssman is willing
to furnish the necessary data, or can be
induced to do so, I believe evidence can
be collected sufficient to convict."
TWO ATROCIUGS OUTRAGES.
Moftked nurglar Keuort to nrutnl Mean
to Secure Money.
Two atrocious outrages were commit
ted at Hollidaysburg, Pa., Sunday night
by masked burglars. John Daly, an old
soldier, was awakened soon after he re
tired for the night, by three burly men.
They demanded his pension money
which he was supposed to have concealed
about the house, and be refused to give
it up. They then bound him band and
footL tied him to a chair and began a
nor ri pie system ot torture, first, they
stabbed bim in the neck with a knife.
Next they took a lighted lamp, held it
under his ear, burning tbat organ com
pletely off. Daly was resolute, - bow-
ever, and would not divulge the
whereabouts of his wailth. Seeing it
was useless, the burglars beat the man
until he became unconscious. After
thoroughly searching the bouse the
burglars left and proceeded to the bouse
of Hiss Oliva McDowell, an aged maiden,
who is reported to bave a little money.
They dragged her from her bed, bound
and gagged her. She was tortured in a
similar manner as old Daly, but refused
to tell where hei money was concealed.
She was hit in the left eye and the sight
destroyed. They also pierced her skull
with the edge of a knife and beat her in
such a brutal manner that her life is
now in danger.
Thin Time it Comes From Tacoma to
Hugh Glenn, of The Dalles, has been
on a trip to Portland, Seattle and Ta
coma. While in Tacoma he had a long
conference with the leading men there
who are interested in what is known as
the Tacoma, Lake Park and Columbia
River Railway Company, a newly incor
porated company that already has twelve
miles of its road in successful operation,
the new road will run from Tacoma to
The Dalles, traversing Pierce, Lewis,
Yakima, and Klikiuit counties,
and cross the mountains by the Cowlitz
pass. It will run through what is said to
be the finest body of timber on the
Pacific coast, touch the coal fields north
of Mount Adams and open up to connec
tion with the Sound, aB well as the Col
umbia river, the immense grain fields of
Yakima and Klickitat counties. The
new company claim that their line would
have many advantages over any other
route to the Sound in the matter of com-
petion for the traffic of the country south
of the Columbia river. It would shorten
the distance between Eastern Oregon
and Tacoma, and would give us another
competing line to tide-water.
Too Much Silver.
Captain N. P. Turner, a leading nilver
miner ol Colorado, talked with "isen
Abou," of the New York Press, briefly
about the new saver discoveries recently
saying: "It is deplorable that the great
discove'les at Creede and Griddle creek
are of ores Iu which there is little or
no gold. We are producing too much sil
ver in this country and too little gold
That is one of the reasons, probably, why
the price of silver has dropped to 90 cents
an ounce, when we had thought that the
government purchases of bullion would
send It up to $1.29 an ounce, or par with
gold. If silver continues to go down in
price, as now seems probable, there will
be a great many silver mines which will
be closed up, even now we work very
low grade silver ores at a slight profit.
Many of the mines that will be Bhut
down are producers of a considerable
percentage of gold along with their silver
products, and the stoppage ot work in
them will decrease the gold production of
tne country as well as tne silver prouuc
tion. It is a difficult problem to decide
wnat Should be dono under these cir
cumstances." A Four-Year-Old Marvel.
There is in Marshal, 111., one of the
most wonderful musical prodigies in the
United States, and, possibly, in all the
world, it is little Marie Harlow, daugn
ter of Qua and Fannie Barlow of Danville.
Though but four years of age liitle Marie
plays the piano with perfect correctness,
and can carry the tune of most anything
she hears, from Home. Sweet Home" to
Beethoven s and Schubart s composi
tions. She began at two years of age.
using one hand only, and at three years
ana six montbs began with both hands
She has a pure legato touch in finger
ing, and can play the major and minor
scale in any icey correctly. She will play
an air and then play the minor to the
same tune. She also blinds her eves.
and when any cord is struck can go at
once to the instrument and place her
fingers on the keys Bounded. Besides
being so wonderful an instrumentalist
Marie recites well and pings delightfully.
She is modest and unaffected as anyone
could wish, with all her talent, and is
certainly destined to to create a furore in
the musical world.
Southern Oreirou Catttle.
Letters received from Southeastern
Oregon state that the past winter his
been very favorable for the cattle on the
ranges in that section. Stockmen have
been stocking their ranges with young
cattle from California, and their herds
are beginning to be as numerous as be
fore the heavy loss of the hard winter of
1889 and 1890. In Warner Valley the
cattle are now luxuriating on the sweet
young grass, fanner north, in Haker
county, the winter has not been so favor
able, and in Idaho it has been still
worse, and on all the ranges from Idaho
to Salt Lake there has been a heavy per
centage of loss. Montana, which used to
be a large buyer of young cattle in the
Willamette Valley, is not buying any
here now and has had a succession of
such cold winters aa to he very injurious
to her cattle interests. The voting cattle
of this valley will be needed "to stock the
ranges of Eastern Oregon and Washing
ton. A Faiuter'a Horrible Death.
A man named Murphy met with a hor
rible death at San Bernardino last Sun
day. He was engaged in painting with
tar the interior of a large pipe line, and
was about 2o0 feet from the opening At
9:30 o'clock a dense volume of smoke
poured out and heart-rending cries were
heard. After the fire was extinguished
volunteers crawled in and dragged out
the charred remains of the unfortunate
man. It is believed that Murphy lit a
match to smoke when the tar took fire
and burned and suffocated him before
escape was passable.
They Left the Children Alone.
Tht house of Joaquin Juarez, a Cali
fornlan, living in Montecito, was com
pletely destroyed by fire Sunday night.
The family had gone out, leaving four
small children asleep in the bouse. A
lighted candle must have set fire to the
board partitions. The eldest child was
awakened by the flames and rushed out
and alarmed the neighbors, who with
difficulty rescued the other three chil
dren, all of whom were badly borned,
and one fatally.
NEWS TAPER MAN IX JAIL.
O. W. Dunbar in Jail for Libel Given Hii
O. W. Dunbar, editor of lh Aoinrim
Talk, who is now serving a term in the
Clatsop county jail for libel, has written
uie luuuwiiig :
A man on entering a jail for the first
time experiences pretty much the same
sensation that be does when he is playing
the "rubber" at seven up. He feels that
the first "horse" is on him.
A jail is not like a meeting-house or a
theatre; the seats as a usual thing are
not upholstered and the carpets are not
as soft and downy as live feathers.
A jail Is more like the editorial sanc
tum of the average newspaper office
omitting the pasteot, shears and old,
Nearly every man in jail carries his
own seat with him ; the same one that
God provided for him when heusheted
bim into this world of woe and politics.
Every man iu jail is pretty well satis
fied with his own Beat, . and the only
thing that worries bim is to find a com
fortable place to put it.
Porter house steaks and puddings are
luxuries unknown to the. jbU, yet jail
gruo is a great improvement on rotten
canned dog fish, labeled Columbia river
salmon. It is good enough for the kind.
if you only like the kind.
lbere is a great similarity between iail
butter and iimburger cheese, with odds
in favor of the limburger. All jails are
not Bo mechanically constructed that thev
can hold butter that is sensitive to the
toucn, more being too much space be- .
tween the bars, wliich gives it a chance
to Blido out between the bars when tht
jailer ain't looking. The Society for the
rrevention ot Cruelty to Animals should
step in and protest against locking inno
cent live butter in county jails.
coup ib anotner article that is shunned
by the man in iail as though it was nci-
son, which is accounted for by the fact
tnat ma mends threw the soup into bim
before he got in.
Religious services in jail are conducted
very much the same as they are in log
ging camps, with the exception tbat the
minister d'm't pass the hat around. One
minister tried the experiment and he was
out a dicer.
The iail is particularly calculated to
enlighten a man on the science of law
and the tactics of lawyers. He can ac
quire more knowledge in one form than
he could gain in four years wrestling with
In jail is also a good place to study
human nature, for you there come in con
tact with all kind.of characters, from all
parts of the globe, with all sorts of dis
positions, who have committed all
sorts of crimes and many who have
committed none, but who, at liberty, are
in the way of these high-toned cusses who
A Tragedy at Wlulock.
A most terrible tragedy occurred at
Winlock, Wash., Sunday night. Richard
Hancock shot and fatally wounded his
wife, and then turning the pistol fired a
shot through his heart. Hancock had
been dissipated for Borne time, and had
threatened the life of his wife and family.
He was trying to get his wife to give him
money, with which to settle some press
ing financial matter, andBhe refusing, he
quarreled with her. She ran from the
house pursued by her husband, who fired
three shots, ono passing through her
right lung, another through her abdomen,
and the third through her wrist. Sho
died before morning.
Murder In Malheur County.
William Humbert was shot four times
in the back in Mainour county by Wil
liam and John Bailey, brothers, on last
Sunday. There had been some trouble
over voting at the primaries in which one
of the brothers was cut on the arm by
Humbert. They afterwards followed
him up while he was returning home on
horseback and shot him. Lee Mullen
was a wimess and gave the evidence
against them before the coroner, s jury.
The evidence wbb conclusive and proves
that it was a premeditated and cold
blooded murder. Humbert's little daugh.
ter saw the shooting. Whiskey was at
the bottom of the trouble. The deceased .
loaves a wife and two children in a desti
A Large Lose of Cattle.
Hon. William Stewart, of Payette
Vallev, Idaho, reports that cattlemen
out that way are suffering a Bovere loss
through the agency of a peculiar mineral
poison which exudes from the ground
and deposits itself upon the feed.
Stewart who has for twenty-seven years
been known as governor of the Payette,
says that during ihe past week he has
seen at least 2000 dead cattle within a
radius of five miles of his ranch, and that
upon one small green knoll he counted
300 carcasses. When it first became
known that cattle were dying of poison
the drovers were much excited, but the
fact has become established that the
poison comes through natural eonrces,
Irrigation In Southern California.
Eecondido'a much talked of irrigation
system is said to be now an assured fact.
A New York firm has undertaken the
work and will receive $300,000 of the
district bonds bearing 6 percent interest,
and an annual rental of $2.00 an acre for
use of water. The irrigation work will
necessitate the building of a flume and
ditch from San Luis Ray river to the
Striplinn valley, a distance of 18 or 20
miles, where they will construct a dis
tributing reservoir of 8,000,i 00,000 gal
Why He Reriisee to Take Out Paper.
Kev. Walpole Warren, the imported
English rector of the Church of the Holy
Trinity in New York, said recently :
"I have refrained from taking out
papers as a citizen of Sew York, because
the city is so wicked and corrupt that I
WnillH nni. viati fn Vwi iAaHtiA ..-Itl. U
even as voter, until it haB rid itsalf of the
present administration. It is vile from
top to bottom. I will remain an alien.
Ihe entire municipal machine, I believe,
from Mavor Grant down, ia absolutely
She In Worth 17, 000,000.
Some predictions safely carrv their
own fulfillment with them. Every one
is saying that two young women who are
expected to be in evidence next season
will lie among the successful debutantes.
One of them is Miss Perkins of Boston,
who is now 17 years old and has $17,000,
000, a very good conjunction of the stars.
She will be introduced by Mrs. Jack
Gardner of Boston, and aitend the New
York balls. The other is Miss Fair, the
sister of Mrs. Oehichs, daughter of
James G. Fair.
A Charming rroftnert.
From Good N, w.
Little Dick The school is closed
cause so many children is sick.
Mamma Thev will probably be all
right again in a week or so.
Little Dickie (hopefully) Perhaps the
rest of us'll be sick then.
Rich discoveries of gold and silver
bearing quartz are reported from the
Upper Toutle River, in Washington, and
a genoral stampede to the district will
soon begin. This new district lies
about forty miles south of the Mineral
Creek district, and can be reached with
but 1 ttls tronhle. The finds are near
Mount St. Helens and within twelve
miles of a wagon road.