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NOW ON FOR Till; W
Tho One Price Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers.
I. L. OSGOOD,
ami 5011 COMMKKCUt, STRKKT. ASTORIA. OR.
All of Very Uitest Styles
Comic. Sentimental. Cupid's Darts. Hit 'Em Hard and
Otherwise. From 1 Cent to $5.
Griffin & Reed,
Citv Book Store.
In a lts',riil.lt! ! .cilion, "J ltlotilcn from llii;h Kdiool.
CH-ilCi: I.O'IV IN Mil US FIIWT AUDITION.
On the ui l'lix l.mo n uli'Tr.l iho Ucv fur hr.i Imme.
A Mock IX ALDKU.MIOOK.
HTKIXT CAR MS K ill In-Mi-ii.ii I tin. urumnr In williin 5 minutr
talk "I t)i iruiarly Will lit lm i lv IwrttHiii.
Id ft ir Irt HO'i' tr i iM li tlin limit, tili mlj 'iniim rurl.
OlCC)KIC MILL. 171 l'...nlSt.. 0,.filci:t Hlork.
hiiis hri f-:srTi: i-'xchanof
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Ask yotir grocer foi
.. -,o in Cure (not
H A fASNatHi'al Flavor,
It is your pain to take
advantao of tho 'low
prices and high quality
goocU in tho
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Oi mon a ana uvya uioui-a-iu-
r" iToa nnna Roots. Rhnfts
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irilUii.3. vuwovo. wwuiwr
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A SETTLEMENT; :
(iiMiil U'ork Done on ttic Depot Site
.Mutter In the Cast
TRIP .I.I)i: TO ALDLKHKOOK
K nils t TropHijc (Mfcrcd l Tt I'oIbI
Tbe lily kill M.ke Serious Mis
take II Ccitral IcHollui
h Nut hccn td.
"Tho .ti pol lto quiHitlon my Iw atnK"
enlit Judit" A. A. fleveland yeeti-rtUy,
"hut It W one which ha. tho dcjpt'at In
tcrct for every man, worcan and child
III the illy." That Ihla remnrk la true,
l evidenced hy tho fact that noirly all
iiu.ca of hunttir. oi. , i.m... . ,
pual f. W liny., I'll "Ilir4lel III oil" Y
w aK'Hhcr, In iffortB u anitle this all-
. . . . . unrk Its.
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been aiMuninllehcl, and never herore n.a
there been o unlverwtl an Iiit.-reat taken
In the mail -r. Thoe who loo to the
future, and lijiure uin the ra'l'ilrin.-nts
ol AotorU'a bu.lne. moil ten y.ars
hence, have b.'rn unllrlnic In thlr en
fleavor to rccure an amicable aareement
iiiun '.mc nlral locilon. Hcow bay
eeme to more nenrlj meet the views
and re.iuirinicnta of all, than any other
rile Hint has been talked of.
YcMi-ntay afternoon r. Hammond In
company wllh Mr. II. VanDusrn, itia.lo
a trip to Ablerbrook There a thoiouali
enBinlnailon was made o' Hie ground
nil water fronlaae ofTercl by tho Alder
bnw.k ucopl for u depot site and terminal
m.,u.,,l Alderbrook proiM-rty owners
have iilirn a'M,ut one mile uf wutcrfront,
and there ran m no ipieitlon of doubt
tl.r.l If the rnllrond company would run
run lis own Ihtcre.te and do as a great
nr.y railroad conipunle. have done he.,
fore, Ibey nuuld lex ale ths ib-p.it on this
uep.il on m.B
He, where It can gel the lurir
llm, and where the gr ale'.t
Hie eubrldy lands I local
rtiruld le lh'- m.irlun. It would not only:
lie a great Inconvenience to hlppers, 1
who have to receive rom1 by rail, but;
It would lo l.avo a tendency to de-'
prrclat values snd unsettle the price i
f burinen and even rerldence prop-rtyj
In the city as at lrccnl laid Jul. '
EXI'KltlKNTK 1K UTUr:i:a. j
The lniKrtance of having the principal
deot of the railroad located In the et n
(ml portion of tho city cannot bo over
ratln.aled. Astoria Is an old town, with j
a welt relnhllrhot business, and ha here-
indue had no direct raiierlcice in hand-
ling iraino ny ran. me experience oi
othor elder, which were .unlur y a liialcd
mlk'ht lie of value In the settlement tf
the v.xed querilon now before ArtotUn".
When the fnlon t'aclilo railroad built
Into Hiilie, Montana, because of certain
land lulliience., they. located the depot
one and one half miles down the valley.
Itueliiers soon settlcl about tho depot,
and, practically, a In mo pcrtlin of tha
town was moved to that Mite, nt lea!
temporarily. The older poi tlon of the
tun, with Its established house, sorely
fell the disadvantage, and lavr on, when
the Orcat Northern entered H.r.te, n ml
llm Northern Tncinc luillt In tlwr. the
people (h.iniuL'My rcMlldng Hie Inconven
linre which llit-y ha I exi'rhic;d In the
past with the old road, til l not hcaltnte
to ibiimie a commodious site for tho new
I. ml In tne crtit-r of tli town.
The mine thing enn he uiid of Helena.
The Northern Tactile built through there
anil located lis depot out of town, l-atur
the Crent Nniihcrn built Its line to the
I y. ..ml n at th.n t me live bi'.nlrs. men
mid merchants had revived ruin Mi nt lot
peileiice In the matter of long drayage
haul and Inconvenience In reaching the
passenger station w h-n they desired to
t.uvel, rucceiK'd In bca'lng tha new rOHd
In the central portion )f tho city. I'p to
lids lime the Northern had nil the traf
fic of the town, hut now. the (irrat Nor
thern handle a Iiukc share of the IiiimI.
msj .Imply l.e.ause wagj'is do not have
to upend all day In transferring freight
lnlwtn the station and the warehouses.
Tho p ople were only i03 ghid to donate
hundreds of thousand of dollars to the
in w road for the sako of convenience In
At Ml 'a the same history was re
pented. V e one rca.l, the Northern Ta
clllc. Imnlid lis terminals nl)!)nt one hall
a mile west of the town. I'actlcji whe
o ;ied the ground untin tne .liiM theie
fur tho purpustis of real est.ite spectl.i- '
Hun. Now, liavlni; had a nu'n'Hr of ' l
yiiirs' trial cf such a system, the cltl-
lens tin im-c w s, are building u lli',. !
depot In the ' r of the el'v, and wll; ,
lireseiit II to the Northern Palllc, the
nnly nmd In the town. If the rompim;.
will consent lo move Its liunlties. I rem
i In- old site to the new one.
Vaklinn, on the plains of Wiishlnctin,
vn.ii II town In the center of a. rich
lion and fruit country, was almost brok
en up because the Northern l'acltlo saw
ill, fur Us own convenience, to move p.
i pot a 111 Has dlstnnce from town, n'lout
si fur ns Alderbrook la from tho Occi
dent hotel Niv husliicss hoi'.sc hud to
lx est "'dlslifd, and vet re-1. Unices were
mo' ii into the neighborhood of the r.w
New York Ol'.v, the greit metropolis, Is
imdciKoltig a similar cliant:.". In the old
days, .thu Astnr House, on lower ltionil
way, the land mark of many an old
ue. chant living In tho west todav, and
ills home while In the great city, on his
annual pilgrimage to "buy goods," was
tho renter of nil busnless In tho me
tropolis. In lis Immediate neighborhood
vers the principal wholesale and e,tn II
Mourns, and trom Its doors a visitor could
almost throw a slcno nnd hit any ;il,ice
with which he might have huNlne. To
day all Is changed. Forty-ie Mini street,
some threo miles up Kroadivny. I the
center of both certain lines of wholesale,
und all Important retail business, ns well
as being the location of tho principal
theatres and hotels. Near the Forty-nee-ond
street station are tho Ollr.ey House,
Hoffman House, Murray Hill llolol, and
other palace for tho accommodation of
visitors. Tho values of property are very
In Chicago where once was a collection
of shacks, peanut slants, shanties, for
railroad employes, nnd similar structure,
now ars found many large wholesale es
tablishments, and retail stores. What
made the change? The Northern Paclilo
Railroad Terminal Company erected a
magnlllcent passenger station on Fifth
avenue near the river front, nnd presto,
change! The entire complexion of the
neighborhood Is chnnged.
Look at WnshlnKton, tho nntlonal eapl-
llul. The old Knlilmore an. I Potomna I
Hallrnn.1, now tho terminal lino if the!
Pennsylvania Central system, has Its I
mult) iMXMWRpr flntlcn In the hrsrt of
thn cmiml rlty, only hlf lilwli from
I'lnn.ylviinltt imniif, tilch cveryon
know. In Iho principal twulward oi tho
VVhi'd HI. IxjiiIk, tnw ymn lnr, !o-
cmnd H union drpot t tho wnl and
of tho tunnel, In a h'l .urrounlwl ly
mlixT.Mo alianllra of all flMriiptlona, ami
In hoa neifhlwrhcMxt wrr. hun1reJ. of
llh-rla wilWHia, pranut atandu, etc.,
cvtryliody onlrrl at tlm mo, and
prnllrlcd dlr Tiill. Tod tha Di.rnl
rin nl palaco of ili-rl and sla.i known a
llm HI. lul union depot, (M-rhaiw tha
nio.t tn4Knlil vnt .Iruc'ljr ol It kino
In Hi I'nIUd Miat. aunda In thla lf-
i audio lol. All around It fin bu.lmaa
luiuw. have leen areclad, palace, of
trade, and even tha retail tu.lnea. la cn-
! Irrlnc In I 111. Iwallly.
j TUB CKNTEB.
i Kvery anrumetit apiwara to ba In favor
I' of locailriK Atorla"a depot In tb central
portion of the city. Bern, tiay aeetna to
niec-t all the requirement, of the allua.
tlon. Tha city la peculiarly Inld out.
Nature ha prewriled certain Una that
hava hail to he followed In It con.i ruc
tion Hitch hill, on one aide, and a long
Una of river front on the other. Aatn-la
nrvor will it row eo large that there w II he
any nevraalty for am-aral principal 'a
tiona. It la now an old city, with an
ratahlUhrd bualnra. Why chan. the
channels of traffic and depreciate proper
ly value, alreany eatabti.nedT Why In'
eur upon the bu.lnc men and shipper
the heavy expense of handling traffic at
a far-away station T
Tha work don In the past few day
has bean most satisfactory, and It seem,
at present writing that there la .rood
prosiMxt of the people coming to their
sensed and coming down to a bu.ln.as
boa I a. A largo amount of water frontage
at Hcow bay ha been donated oo'rtght.
The following tract only, remain to be
wired: 1. H. Welch, M feet: fede
heir, I'O feel: J. W. Munaon, ,1 feet;
Will ney Dell, n ft ei; J. N. Ioli'h, and l'p
lon, iS feet; W. B. Kinney, imi feet, and
tha Clatsop Mill C'omjwny, a fe-t. Of
these, arrangemrnta hava about been
completed for the securing of a large por
tion, and last evening there was a general
feeling throughout the city that the
hardrat part of the work had been com
ploted, and that Astoria would be save!
from making the Sertoli mistake rf lo-
- e nwui ei
Inconvenient and unprofitable site.
ITIIE NEW i
Now Almost Kcadjf fur I'm, So
Says Chief Engineer Adams,
K bo Built It: " "
Contparisois ol Cost Largely ia Tavor Of
Astoria -kill Get Two Ter Cet .lore
k'ater That k'as Origis.lljr rig
are by the Cigiater.
Astoria's magnificent water system Ii
now rapidly nearlng completion. Only a
few month ago the contractors first
broke ground on the hill at the head of
KiUceiuh street Hlmultaneou.ly work
was commence on the pipe line leaolng
from Utar Creek twelve mile to the res
ervoir, letter In the summer construc
tion w as started on the head work at
Hear Creek, and the distribution pipe sys
tem through the city. Today Knginrer
Adnms Is about ready to turn the water
from the new reservoir through the tun
nel Info tha lower city pipes. It la safe
to say that no city on the Pacific Coast
posseasea a water system built on more
scientific lines, constructed at less ex
penje, and completed In so short a time
and with so little friction and few mU
hnp. The laying of the wooden rhe through
the tunnel Is completed, and only eighty
feel of cast Iron pipe remains to he put
In, when the reservoir will be connected
with the lower distribution system. The
reservoir Itself, Including the cojilng. Iron
fence, power house, and the grading of
the grounds. Is all finished. The high
service distribution system cannot be fin
ished until the old pipe In the former
supjdy line from Hear 'reck Is taken up
and brought to Iho city. This work will
commence very shortly. Mr. Adam
think that he ran turn the water from
the new reservoir through the tunnel this
week. Mr. John Hurke, who with the
other bendsrm n of the 11101110 Pav ng C .,
have Mulshed that portion of the con
struction for which they were responst
, says that he has never aeon so per-
ct nnd complete a water system as Aa-
e'a now possesses.
1 !:cer Adams has succeeded In ob-
: tning a two-per-cent larger supply ot
i ttr than his original estimate pro
..'ltd for. Thi Is an exceptionally fine
11 1 oid. The supply ot water furnished
by (he new system In Portland la two
per cent less than the original estimate.
This la also close figuring. Portland's
water system Is thirty miles only from
the source ot supply, and Astoria's four
teen. The former tills four reservoir at
at the rate of 23,60O,(mo gallons every
twonty-four hours, while Astoria's sys
tem auppllca 4,0(1(1,0(10 every twnty-iour
hours, lining a reservoir with a capacity
of 6,v(Xl,0O0. Portland's f Air ros. rvolis a one
cost over tsOu.OOCl, and Ihey are not yet
completed. Astoria's entire system will
cost less than J2UO.000. The hendworks for
tho Irtlsnd system cost Jdt.WI, while
tho headworks at Hear Creek have cost
only .Ii,!). The estimated cost of Port
land's entire system Is over fcMI.OOO. The
concrete work of the Artorla system has
only cost one-fourth as much per yard
as the same wot k In (he l'ortlan.l sys
tem. Knglneer Adnms Is to be congratulated
upon tho very successful carrying out of
his plans: Astoria's water comnilrslon la
to be congratulated upon Its good man
agement of affairs, and the city of As
toria Is certainly to he congrntulabv
upon the possession of so complete nnd
modern a water system which Is suffi
cient In capacity to supply a city of
Mr. Adams tins Just completed a com
prehensive report and history of the en
tire works from It Inception to Its com
pletion, giving all details of construction,
pinna, and costs, and many Interesting
items connected with the work not before
published. His report has been prepare;!
especially for the forthcoming annual re
port of the Chamber of Commerce which
will In all probability he Issued this
The beat-dree ed women sometimes have
only car fure In their pocket bocks.
Pache and cherries, natural slse, are
seen on some of the newest ribbon.
Having Hoe Cake Soap in your kitchen
or bath once means always.
The Imperial Chancellor Makes D.c
laratiop of I'olicy la the
GERMANY'S IMAiKXSli OUTPUT
Nietjr rer Cct. of tke World's Silver It I
Miiea hy Gersnjr. aid tbe rail i
Trie Greatly Csd.aners tke
(Copyrighted, laM, by Associated Press.)
Merlin, Keh. (.The preasure brought to
bear upon the government by the Ger
man blmrialllat ba reaulted In squeex'ng
trom the ministers a statement on the
subject The Imperial chancellor. Prince
Von Hobenlohe, In the relch.tag today,
made the following declaration of policy
In thla connection:
"We have gone exhaustively In to the
question of raising and strengthening the
value of silver with other governments,
being guided by the conviction of fluctua
tion and tha heavy fall In the price of
silver entailed, and economic prejudices
In Uremany, In spite of the fact that
her monetary .ystem rested e?urvly on
the gold standard.
"As the secretary of the treasury slic
ed lit February, POu, the first leotnt to
be considered Is the Injury to lennan
sliver mining. The production of German
silver amount to about ninety per cent
of the output of the world. Tbe fall In
the price la not of much moment In the
larger production of foreign ires, but to
Germany It Implies such a decrease In
value a to endanger the home silver
Increase. Another point 1 It Influence
on German export to llv:r countries.
There Is no doubt that trade wllh them
la mad much more dirflcult by the fluc
tuations and fall In silver, although, late
ly, the fluctuations have bean compara
tively email, and those Interested have
been able to find means of security
against losses. Hut tbe German export
trade on silver countries has aulfered
from tha condition of exchange. I do
not underestimate." he adds, "the Im
portance of the effect prod .iced by this
cause, but they must not be placed too
high. Our export to diver countries
amount to Fi per cent of our total ex
ports, and. In plle of the setback during
the months when sliver fell, they, on the
whole, have made favorable progress. Of
ficial statistics show that the depreciated
currency of allvec oouatxW eontriuKlta
to facilitate competition with the ex
ports of these countries, uncil the mo
ment when compensating Influence rises
and home wage establish thMnselvos,
the final result being that silver coin,
become degraded to the level of paper
"Although the rise In the price of silver
la highly desirable from an economic
standpoint, yet no doubt tbe goal can
only be attained by an understanding
with the countries Interested In Interna
tional commerce, of which there Is no
Prince Hohenlohe concluded by saying:
"A monetary conference would not bring
the question nearer to a practical solu
tion, and therefore It appears to be un
desirable that Germany should take the
lead In summoning a conference. If, how
ever, definite and acceptable proposals,
promising success, were made on behslr
of another state, I shall consider the
question of German representation at a
tJCEEN VICTORIA FAILING.
Her Condition Causes Her Physicians
aliich Anxiety Kaiser Wllhclm'a
London, Feb. i-The Westminster Ga
xette says on the best authority that
though tha death of her son-in-law,
Prince Henry of Battcnburg, was a terrl.
bel shock to the queen, the health ot hei
maleaty continued excellent as usual.
This statement appears to have been
communicated for the purpose of quiet
ing well founded anxiety regarding the
condition of the queen. The really fall
ing powers of the queen gravely exercbi
her physicians and cause anxiety among
the member ot the court Though she Is
able to go driving every day she haa re
cently had lapses ot extraordinary weak
nesa requiring constant medical atten
tion. Her ageshe will be seventy-seven
next May does not wholly account foi
Her majesty has granted to her daugh
ter. Princess Beatrice, widow of i'rlnet
Henry, of Hattenburg. the life use ot Us
borne Cottage, where the prin?ess wll
reside with her family on the death 0'
Washington, Feb. 8,-Judge Reeve, sol
icitor of the treasury, ha held that a
Chinese laborer who has right under thi
law to remain In the United Btates, and
return to China temporarily. Is debarred
from bringing his wife with him on re
turning to this country. This decision
Is based upon the fact that no Chinaman
can acquire citlxcnschlp In the United
States, but that he Is held to be a so
journer, and hence the law Inhibiting
the landing of Chinese must apply to the
case under consideration.
RIVALS IN COREA.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 8. A special dis
patch to the Novoe Vremya from Vladl
"In Seoul the contest between the Rus
sian and Japanese parties In court and
administrative circles continues.
"The Japanese are endeavoring to shew
that Corea cannot exist without them.
The Intrigues of the Japanese are caus
ing an alarming and unsettled condition
of feeling, the end ot which It Is dlttlcult
"The country will soon be exhausted.
Its finances are already so."
CHINA'S NEW LOAN.
Berlin. Feb. t The negotiations be
tween China and the Hong Kong and
Shanghai Bank and the Deutsche Bank
are approaching completion. The syndi
cate proposes to first Issue 8,000,'O0 at SS
China has asked for the loan of il6.0cO,000.
The loan will be at Ave percent.
Mrs. McKee will go to Indianapolis in
a short time to superintend the refurnish
ing of ex-President Harrison' house.
I I Ulnea. emu. Kunil in iiw iminiiwp
nat Its wearer possesses tne aignuy 01
R-st Washing Powder on earth. Large
alse, X cents. Soap Foam. .
HON'. CECII rtHOXE8. ;
Will Return to Ithode.la In the Interests '
of the Chirtersd Company.
(Crpyr!ghted, VfA. hy Associated Press.! .
London, Feb. &. A dull and dretry i
week has been ended with surprise for 1
the political world, In Iho announcement 1
In the Time that Hon. Cecil Khode. I
former premier of Cap Colony, some-
times termed the "Napoleon of fioolli
America," whose collapse ss a hader;
of men and a mtr.anipuli.tor of Important 1
events was looked upon In many quarter
rs as urtd. I" lo remrn o'i t ImT.'ll-
Bl'.ly to ph xlcrla to trsi.p - Ills ok: In
behalf cf the Char red Company. TM
announcement, which la f .lly authenti
cated, with Mr. Chamberlain' message
to Governor It'iblnson, of Cape Colony,
almost monopolise the attention of poli
ticians. Having conferred with the direct
tor of the Chartered Company, Rhodea
will soon return to liuluawayo, where he
will reside In the fine house he has caused
lo be erected in the neighborhood of poof ,
King lxilxngula's former capital, except i
during the session ot the parliament of
Capo Colony. r
FOItTY DOJ.LAftS Pi;n M.ATK.
Swell Banquet Given to Itithanl Croker
In New fork.
New York, Feb. t-James J. Mnrtln
sat at the head of the table at the dinner
given to Hlchard Croker at the Hotel
Among the prominent men who attend
ed are ex-Governor Roswell P. Flower.
Hugh J. Grant. Thomas F. Gilroy, John
II. Crimmin. William F. Sheehun, Judxe
Smyth. As libel p. Fitch and Colonel
John F. Fellows. ,
Only one hundred Invitation were Is
sued, but the banquet cost HO per plate.
Half of the proceeds are to be used In
paying for the loving cup which Is to be
presented to Mr. Croker.
Goldendale. Wn., Feb. --Tlie Dalles
stage, last evening, in coming to Golden
dale, was capsized while coming down
Mulligan Hill, a point three mile below
Centervllle. Four passengers were vio
lently thrown Into a barb wire fence. J.
A. Klrkham, a' travelling man, was se
verely hurt, end Is now at the hotel In
Goldendale. He will probably recover.
IS NOT SINCERE
Chief Executive of New Mexico Did
Xot Wish to Stop the Piti
' Simmons-Mancr?!!!!"."""" ' "
So Charges Delegate Catroi Newspaper
Mci Mute Kiok kbere th; Big fiijst
kill Take Dace, bat Are Rcoor
Boaid to Keep Osier.
Washington. Feb. s.-DeIegato Catron,
of New Mexico, is greatly displeased
at the Impression which has been formed
that he was acting under the advice of
Governor Thornton, of New Mexico, in
his efforts to prevent prize fighting In the
territory. Cation made the following
statement to the Associated Press today:
"The statement haa been publbhcd that
the action taken by me on the prize-lighting
bill was on the advice, and at the
request of Governor Thornton. Governor
Thornton never consulted with me: never
advised me, nor requested me to do any
thing in regatl to the subject. From
Information which I have received from
New Mexico, I believe that Governor
Thornton, while pretending he would like
to atop the fight, was actually acting in
collusion with Dan Stuart, In order to
have the fight come off, and had ad vis. -d
Stuart that there was no law In New
Mexico which would enable him or the
authorities to stop the tight: and itib
tlantially informed Stuart that (he Ight
might go on, although he could not
WHERE WILL THE FIGHT OCCCR?
Newspaper Men Alone Can Answer the
Denver, Feb. 8. A Fpec.'al to the News
from El Paso says:
George Slier, of the Chicago Tribune,
who Is to referee the Fltzslmmons-Maher
Ight, arrived today. It Is now generally
known among newspaper representatives
where the big fight will occur, but they
have been put on their honor to keep the
natter quiet until the morning uf Feb
ruary It. There are forty-two represon
.atives of big dallies here now.
MARKS FOR THE LEAD LINK.
New York, Feb. 8. W. L. Fill, U. S. N.,
-laid to a press representative, referring
o the disaster to the steamship St. Paul:
"The quartermaster on board the Amer
ican line steamer St. Paul gave his
oundlng 'by the mark seven," instead of
evenieen. He is not the only leads.nan
who has made the same mistake. Hot)
narks belns alike a red rag it Is a won
der there are not more blunders of tin
same kind, with the same result.
"Why would it not be a good Idea tc
make an addition to the new rules of the
road, In the shape of a sensibly market!
lead line? I would suggest the following
changes: Mark two, two pieces ot roid:
three, three pieces of cord: five, white
rag; seven, red rag; ten, cord loop; thir
teen, three strips of leather; fifteen, strip
jf leather with two holes In it; seventeen.
'Hip of leather with two holes In It; twen
ty, two knots. With a lead so marked It
.vould not be necessary to guess when a
mark came above the water whether li
was above or below the mark ten, es Is
the case at present."
Liverpool, Feb. 8. Wheat, spot, steady:
demand, moderate; No: 2 red winter, 6s
lOd: No. 2 hard MunltoLa M 0.1; No. 1
California, 6s tjd.
Hops Paclnflc Ccast,
Portland, Feb. 8. Wheat, unchanged.
Highest of all in Leavening
Representative Hall, Democrat, of
Missouri, Dqiart From Kan lis
of Prte Silvcrites.
: Silvcritc-i Arc Not fame-1 Populist S.sj-
tors Held a Case and Detemiie to
Aoaiiiate t ot That Tarty for
I Secretary sail Scr;rRt.
Washington. Feb. S The debate on the
free co.naxe sut stituto for the house ton.l
bill u very spirited today, 'f hero were
several strong speeches, and one, at least,
of a somewhat enat!on character. Hall,
a Democrat of Missouri, announced hla
conversion to "sound money" In a rather
sensational speech. In which he charged
that renators who voted for free eolnair?,
according to "creditable Information,"
had privately said that they believed
free coinage would bring upon this coun
try national and Individual bankruptcy
and ruin. Ha charged them wl'.h "try
ing to feather their nests at home," and
declared that the greatest sin of the
present apo was the cowardice of states
men. He also declared that a high official of
the administration bad said that the sil
ver agitation had already cost tha gov
err.ment tyi.COii.ftOO In bond Issues, and,
in course of tha next twelve months,
the bond Issue would Increase to a billion
dollars. Hall voted for free coinage 'n
the last congress.. The general debate
will close Monday, and tbe rote will be
Washington, Feb. 8 The Populist sen
ator he'd a caucus today and concluded
to stand by their former decision to nom
inate candidates of their own for the of
fice of stcretary and sergeant-at-arm
of the senate, when the election of tbse
officer Is undertaken In accordance with
the Repuglican program. The Populists
will name Thomas Wilson, of Georaria.
j for secretary, and M. Taubeneck, of Il
linois, for sergeant-at-anns.
i Washington. Feb. I. President Cleve-
land returned from hi ducking excursion
at : tonight.
Independent Action by Russia In th
Turkish Question Paid to Bo Im-
'"' " possible. " " -.
St. Petersburg, Feb. t-The Kovostt
"80 long as the treaty of Berlin ex
ists Russia, can neither make an alia nee
with Turkey nor participate in any dis
memberment, since the signatories guar
anteed Turkish Integrity and the defence
of Turkish rights.
"The Christlon communities must,
therefore, act together."
New York. Feb. 8. The news from
Washington that the sub-treasury would
be kept opea until I o'clock to facilitate
deposits of gold on account of tbe pay
ments for bonds, resulted In unusual act
ivity for Saturday. Petween U and 1
o'clock 810.0uu.00l) in gold was depositeib A
large proportion of the depositors today
were representatives of foreign banking
houses. The Indications sjrethat the de
posits Monday will be very" heavy.
W. H. Ellis, in the Northwestern Lum
berman, In discussing the new woman, "
"All this naturally leads to typewriters,
and that brings out a pretty good story
on John I-ailil. of St. Louis, the Western
manager of tho great tobacco business cf
Lorillard & Co. I don't know whether
elllng the story will make Mr. Ladd
mad or not, but Colonel Flournoy Is re--ponsible
for the printing of it, and it's
so seldom that Colonel Dick tells a story
that can be printed that it won't do to
ose It. Mr. Ladd was conspicuous for
writing a hand that nobody could read.
Poor handwriting. Rob Burdette said,
was a sure Indication of genius, though
t is true, as he added. It is the only one
that many people possess. A great many
-.d that sae fault: Nlnd had to buy a
machine. Well, In those days Mr. Ladd
was sensitive about It, though Colonel
vck swears be I ' over It row. The
first letter Mr. Ladd ever saw written
with a typewriter, or by one, was re
ceived by him from Lorillard & Co.
hen he got It he was mad; he sat
clown and wrote this reply:
Messrs. Lorillard Co. Gents: I have
received your printed letter. I don't think,
this ia much of a Juke. - Maybe you tblnk
because I can't write reading I can't
read writing. Yours truly,
Since then Mr. Ladd has bought many
'ypewrlters and also hired many all
A SURE RELIEF FROM CHOKING.
From the Washington Post.
Mayor A. P. Rowe, of Fredrlckshurg,
Vs., writes: "I read In the Post of De
cember 3 thai a citizen of Washington,
vhite otv a visit to his son in Virginia,
wss ehekel to death by a bone In his
threat after every effort was made to
-eriiovc the same, but withcut success.
Whenever I read of such cases In any
"aper I always eiuj.-avor to send the puTe
isper a sure and cortuln relief for chok
'i? that hns never ytt ,'lld. The rem
edy Is simply this: To Immediately re
verse the uprluht position of the body,
supported by the hands and feet -levnted,
when Instant relief will be obtained and
the obstruction will full from the mouth.
A child can tie seized by' tha legs and
head turned down, and relief will be In
stantaneous. Several lives have been
saved in this community by this treat
ment. White tulle besprinkled with tiny forget-me-nots
is favored by debutante..
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