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"OF ANY PAPER IN THE COUNTY.
THE OFFICIAL AND LEADIKO PAPER
OF GILLIAM COUNTY.
PUBLIBHRt) EVERY fRIDAY BY
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line (or Una Inaertloa and 6 cent, per line thtre
a(ter Legal advertisements will in all ranee be
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VOL. 4. CONDON, GILLIAM CO.. OREGON, FRIDAY. MAY 18, 1894.
fcnfuwl ot m Po(pfflet at Qmdoa, Oregon, at
tusoiM-fUui muii mo.-icr.
President ..,.Oim)V Ci.avwn
Vine President A'AAI E. Hrsviewm
Hourrtanr Ol Bute
Secretary of treasury
Secretary ' Interior. ...
Secretary of War... ....
secretary ol Navy. ..........
A tioruey ier-rl
secretary of Afrisullure.
VAl.TM Q. OMKMUM
JOIIS U. CAHI.IHI.K
...DAMW. It. I. MONT
Hll.AHt A. Hkhmkkt
...WllJMIM H. UllWKIX
J trTKHMMO Monro
i -i ., . state of Or.a-on. , '
SaorHtarvof State (1 W. Miliums
Treasurer ...Hull. Mktmiiu
Atu.riieHleueial ...Uao. K V!?-1
uii.,1 .f iMihliit lii.triid.lou K. It. Mutasov
' . I J. H. MITI.II NIX
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CotiK-essmeu jw. K. Ki.i.i
r. A. M n-sa
v Seventh luillalal IH.trlot. ,
fi.n ii,iii... W. I.. Hkao.haw
IT M.o'iitliig Attorney .W. II. Wiuwa
Uuinlieratale Hoard . U I'WLKaV
W. W. Striwir
, I,. 1. Umiiiiiicil
W. J. MAttlMKR
IVV. i. KiiwuHoa
J Jo.. R. K.I.NTON
.JV P. lAIVAi
W. I. WIIAiOX
,. Vl, WllRRLIta
Hchoil Bnperliiteaile tt.
....UW1 A. MlLLCR
tmlua Peel Be Rail way Time Card.
Train" arrl re and leave Arlington
Train No. 1, fait malt, arrive, at Arlington at
I ;M A. M.
Tr.la No. 1, feat nail, arrive, at Arlington at
: a.m.- ..
iff- Only one train a day.'
. M..m.tir train. No.. and 10 have dltrontln-
nel the run to Arlington, but m.ke cloae coif
UtC.loua wltn Nun. 1 .110 l ai nuiuw. 4UMCUUU.
Tur i:a to ku auld atul bagKiuce I'bM'kttd
thrniiah to ail DoinU In the (lulled Hlatee and
S. COLLINS Ticket Agvnt. "
i Arlington. Or.
4k A. M.-MI'. MUltlAU UtlKIK, No.
uin.l fmnmnuli atloii on Mutnrday I
H on or U-f ire lull moon of each montn
loarullig brethren In ft" '"rt.',trtc,Sdl''u'1
luvlt'Hl to aU'iiiL " u,
WILCOX, W. M.
J. 11. llt'uaoM,SeprUrr.
EUNUTON-KOUHll. fcAIl.TBTAOB UN.
7 K. A. tinlm, frprltor. ;
AH. Hum AHLlMUTOMtO
roM'l J I 0 .........Ketiiru, I0 00
Hayv ll 6 oo.w He urn, 00
Coudoii 00 .... ....Kotiirit, 7 M
Clem.- 0o......... ...... Iteturn, 6 00
! i W Uetiirn, 00
I..VC Arllng ou every raortilttg (Sunday el-
eeiited at e o' l 'k. I. Ue at uonuun at I r.
.Jj . Jiuu. .i Viwiil .l l a. a. . ,
Comfortable coaubea aud twrelul, esperleuoed
drlvere. . - -
I AY, P. I.UCAS, County Clerk,
i tKM all uitas or
LAND AND NOTARY BUSINESS
In a ne at and earef nl mauner.
IJNUON I.ONK KOCK DAILY eTAOB UN, j
1. W. Hlnehart. Froprl.tor.
t Aail Vtnndnn ever morttlng (Sandayi ei-
eepiel) a t xo o'clwk. and arrive, ut Ume Rock
t li ., via oi.iuej wii . . i (
rare, 9.00.' Uownd Trip, OS 00.
TR. i. J. 1IO0AN
Condon, Or. -
Offlw-rwtnri ve., betweeu C.thoUo Cburtb
anl rraldeut of i. V. suutt.
R. Z. T. DODHON, -
Physician and Surgeon,
At present can be lotttid on my rneh at Hay
Creea uuue, leu nine, www v. y
JJR. 3. II. HUDSON. .
Physician and Surgeon,
Condon, Or. '
Oftice and re.ldeuee In the Wiley Miller reel-
deuce in bouin uonuon. -Call,
promptly attended to d.y or night.
J W. DARUNG, '
Attorney at Law,
Notary Public and Conveyancer,
? Condon, Or, :
Collection, and ItiMirHtt'i.. Term, reawnable.
Otllce in rear ol poatofltce building, Halu street.
' W. R. Kill. J. W. Dawson. T, It Lyons.
TJUU8, DAWSON & LYONS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
"office, at Hoppner and Condon, Oregon.
Ffcr's 6:!i:a hz Fills
- Relieve Suppressed
nooesatully by tboas-
auas of prominent la
dies numtMv. Thor-
OHvhly reliable and
sale. Worth twenty
timet their weight in
.old for (mate irreo-
ulnHtia, Never known
Sent by mall sealed
Ttie Apbro Vedlcina
roK SAta av
PAPLINO a JO., Condon, Or.
to euro aaaae. ie:-DUta.
Is Bold ox A
tocuro any form
fsiisof cither scs,
t ro:n Iht nxoniuiivn
FOflE cnool Btlmulanu AFT
iioii,ovcrn(iii"CEco,ti ,ijna ixm.oi itruu
Power, VaUo(:lnrsi,tccr:a(rdovrn falnsintl.3
back,Hcm!tinlVonl;::of,IIyttcr!o, Nervous Pro,
tuition, Nortumr.1 Urai.-elona, l.e .eorrlxia, Ulr-
lurta,wnk Memory, Lor of I'ovcrotidlmpo-i-ney.whlt
old oto a::4 Inuinltr. Prlco tlXO a bos. A boxes
i JurfVOO, HpntbyrnBllOfirarrlptof price
. a wnifti:; nvJMiJiiiii.K is given Jor
every litOonlcrrecclrca.torcfund t!ie money If
1'ermaner.t c.ro i. not effected. We hate
thonn:o! tcatlmoniu! fmtno'd and yoiin-.
Ol bat )t . who Iiato been ptfrnam-utly c ur-4
vjlov uw) ui a puruu uioa. vircuiariree. Aoarctt
THE APHRO MEDICINE CO.
WiwUra UrancX EoxC7. TouTtAxo Oe
ros kals ar
L. W. DAKLIMO A CO.. Coadon, Or.
10 THE DE8T.
Tte Onlv M-chlne that will .ew BACKWARD
a well a FOK w A RH without .'onping. yuict,
L.ight-Hauulug, adjumao.e in att im pari.
WI 8ELL' TQ DEALERS ONLY.
WM. PKTKR, Owner,
. . . TOI.KUO, OHIO.
SALT LAKE, DENVER,
Omaha, Kansas City, :
CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS
the Quickest to Chicago
and the East
Quicker to Omaha and
. I Kansas City. ;
Through Pullman and Tourist
Sleeper. Froa Keciining vnsnr
. Cars, Dining Cars.
8. H. H. CLARK, V
OLIVER W. MINK, I
E. KIXKRY A N DKltSON, Receivers.
JOHN W. DOANK, j
For rates or gwiera Information call on or add rem
W. H. HCKLBVKT, ,
AMI. Uen. Pawl. Ant,
SS4 Waahlngton St., cor. 1W. PORTLAND, OR
W t A 1 0, 1 iiAUr. mflKKS
CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT f Jfor a
roiiipt answer and an Bone. opinion, write to
iiiSN A-n.. wbobavahsdneariiartf tws
nmwiy Sfty j
expertenee la the patent buaweM. Communioa.
tlons .trioUy oonActentlal. A Handbeeb ot In.
formation eoneernina muu ,
tain thnni .tint free. A 1m a eauuogiieof meohao.
loal and MtentlHo book, eeat .free. . ,
latent, taken through Mun; a Co. receive
special notlmln the HelentlAc American, ana
thus are brousht widely before the puMlewttb.
out eon to in. inventor, . ui. aviauuia imiw.
tu.uri wAAkiw Ai0Antlv Uln.tr.tMl.bM bvrkrth.
luued weeklr. eleoantly lllnstmiexl. bas by far the
UrweM ciroulatlon of any soismloo work In the
world. S3 J year. Sample copies sent tree.
Bulldins twtuoo. monthly, U.60a year. Blntte
poptee. u cats, tuvery numov contain, owit.
tiful platL In eoUws, and photmraphs of : n.w
KooMiL will pinna. enabUn builders to .how th
Kta,iii. 4 avire eoBtrsetj. Addrew
HUMNl COTw ' Yoiuc, Sat BhoaswAY.
Great Scheme to Put the Idle
Industrials to Work, r
BRIGHT RAILROAD PROSPECTS
The Practical Solution of the Hack'
Vlecaa.ad Problem of Line Between
Portland and A.torla. .. '
Poktlakd. The prospect of s ntiircad
between Aetorla and Portland is t t
very bright. M. Lntz, who represent s
French and German syndicate, has been
in Portland and Astoria for several days
with E. L. Dwyer and others, who are
interested in the enterprise, and he and
his associates have been investigating
and considering the various propositions
lor a rauroau connecting Astoria wiui
Portland. The result is that Mr. Lutz
has submitted to the people ol Astoria a
proposition to immediately build a roau
irotn Astoria to tioble upon condition
that thev rmt in nrooer form for delivery
to the syndicate represented by him the
title to ttte land subsidies at Astoria anu
Flavel heretofore offered for the construc
tion of such a road. Furthermore the
neoDlti of Astoria are reunited to obtain
and iiive the full and free right of way
from Astoria to uooie, ana a coniract
for traffic arrantrements with the North'
era Pacific between Goble and Portland
is also to be furnished. It is stated that,
if tlieae conditions are complied with.
the road will be built at once, as the
money can be immediately obtained for
this purpose. It is believed that this of
practical solution oi mis mucn-
discussed nrobiem and will secure the '
construction of a railroad that will be of
equal advantage to Portland and Astoria.
It Will DO an independent nue uetweeu
the two cities, and it is proposed to han
dle the business of all roads on equal
A Spokane Man's Plan Whereby Be Can
Give Work to All.
Tacoma. L. C. Dillman, a prominent
business man of Spokane, is in the city
maturing a scheme whereby he proposes
to make a big stroke toward developing
Central Washington and at the same
time offer work to all the unemployed
laborers in the State. The scheme is to
dig three big irrigating ditches and pay
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the employes their board, clothing and ;
expenses and the balance of tueir wages
in interest-bearing bonds secured by I
la rwl a a. Inner t lltt ii iti-liM. Mr. Dillman
has two associates J. M. Buckley of
Krwikane and 11. H. Smith of this City.
they have an option on 90,000 acres of
Northern Pacific railroad land in Central
Washington, and propose that the Cham
bers of Commerce of Tacoma, Seattle
and Spokane shall each appoint one per
nn. the aix making a Board of Directors
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the purchase of these 90,000 acres and
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at once sell enough on long installments steamer Belgic at this port on her return
with a small cash payment to lay in suf- from China. Commissioner Peacock de
ficient tools and provisions to set the 1 cided in favor of Quan Gin, and the case
. -,,k Mr iiiilman have the land '. was annealed. Judge Morrow held that
is to be bought by the company at very
reasonable rates. He thinks the enter -
prise is already assured. One ditch will
extend from Priest Rapids toward Pros
ser Falls on the west side of the Colum
bia river and water 30,000 seres; the
second extends from Wallula to Ains
worth, embracing 16,000 acres, and the
thud leaves Snake river near Riparia at
the crossing of the Union Pacific rail
road, and traverses the Eureka Flat
through 45,000 acres.
MO NEW THINQ.
Indian Rebellion In the States of
Sonora and Slnnlon.
San Ditao. Information was received
from Ensenyada, capital of Lower Cali
fornia, a few days ago that two compa
nies of Mexican troops had been ordered
to embark at once for Guaymas. At -first
it was thought to be only an unimportant
transfer of troops, but later developments
of a startling nature go to show Ihat
there is urgent need for troops TO The
States of Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico,
where the native Yaquis are in a state oi
rebellion. Advices received per steamer
Carlos Pacheco cay that the expedition
recently sent against the rebellious na-
.i , w i .f. ...i ...:.i. Ia.i
uvea UBS well UGiesucu niut (,iriv moo,
and that several have been captured and
put to torture. Governor Torres is mil
itary commander of that tone, and is
known to be a brave and intrepid officer.
This movement of troops from Ensen-
vada indicates that a determined expe
dition against the Yaquis has been out
lined, ana tne troops are Deing mouwzeu
at dlnurent points.
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used ia Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
PUBLIC LANDS RESTORED.
Record of the Court of Private
a,... r.! ti. TTni gi.im rv.nvA
u..Mh on iuiKv vuu.i
of Private Land Claims, which has just
closed its session here, disposed of thir
teen grant claims fonr in Arizona and
the others in New Mexico having a to
tal area of 1,875.202 acres. The court
confirmed to private ownership
acres, and held 1,500,000
as being sov-
ernmeut land. Among the larger grants
so held to be void and public domain
were the Babocomari grant in Arizona
for 128,01)0 acres, the Gervasio-Nolan
irrant in New Mexico for 575.000 acres
and the Corpus Christ! grant in Colorado
for 606,000 acres. The court in passing
upon the Arizona grants held that those
made by the State of Bonora were void ;
also that the grants made by the Inten
dentes subsequently to February i, iszi,
the date of the plan of Iguala, were void.
This will leave only tnree claims in Ari
zona that can possibly be confirmed.
i TO SELL NEWSPAPERS.'
Call and Bulletin of Ban Franel.eo Will
be Offered for Sale.
Sam Francisco. An action has been
begun in the Superior Court that will
probably result in radical changes in the
management of two of San Francisco's
leadiiik daily newt-pipers, ueorge k
Fitch, the surviving partner of the late
Loring Pickering and the late James JrV.
eimonton in tlte ownership ot tne Norn
inif Call and Evening Bulletin, filed a
petition praying for the appointment or
a receiver of the Call and Bulletin prop-
erties. He asks that the receiver so
appotntea oe oraerea to sou wie wit
property ana ten days suDseqnenuy to
sell the Bulletin at public auction or pri-
vate sale to the highest bidder for cash. I
Mr. Fitch asks for a final accounting be-1
tween att tne parties in inieret. jub i
said that strained relations between Mr.
Vltpu n,i p A. r-amth.. ho rnr-1
T.r .Cr piT; .Vv,
sents the Pickering interests, is the cause
of Fitch's application lor a receiver.
LIMIT HAS EXPIRED.
Chinese Who Have Mot Complied With
the Law Subject to Deportation.
Sam Francisco. The period within
which Chinese residents of the United
States are required by law to register in
nnW tn avoid deurtrtation has exnired.
and all Chinese coolies hereafter who are
without proper certificates of residence
will be liable to arrest. If the great mass
of Chinese in San Francisco have com
plied with the law, the total number' of
registrations will lie about 47,000, which
is within 3,000 of the total Chinese pop
ulation of the district.
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Binci. a. inrgo
this 8.000 comes
Zvf". "Th.; .K.n
empts," being merchants or other than
laborers, and will sutler no penalty, so
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that very lew 'Chinese are leu wito nave
not com pi tea wim tne iaw. wwecwr
Welborn has not mapped out his plan of
campaign against these few. but will
wait instructions from Washington. A
lUrtner appropriation win ue uonsoBary
to cover the deportation expenses.
Definition of a Chinese Merchant.
San Fhancisco. Judge Morrow of ihe
United States Court in a decision defined
what constitutes a Chinese merchant
. Q Gin, a Chinese who claimed to be
a merchant, had been detained on the
H..t!..l Ikls llnil k.,Mllini
' a Chinese claiming to be a merchant and
' making application for entrance into the
United Slates on the ground that he was
formerly engaged in this country as a
merchant, is required by the act of No
vember 3. 1893. to establish by the testi
mony of two credible witnesses other
than Chinese that the applicant was en
gaged in business at a fixed place, and
that it was conducted in his name at
least one year before his departure, so
that during tne year ne was engagea in
no manual labor. Quan Gin cannot an
swer these requirements ; so he was or
Failure at Stockton.
Stockton. H. 0. Southworth, one of
K KcKlrnnnrn hnairiABH mnn of this
IT I. j ..- . t i .
city, has filed a petition in insolvency.
He is a member of the firm of South-
worth & Grattan.but the failure does
nnt aflwt thn hiiRtness. as his interest
not afiect the business, as bis interest
was transferred for the benefit of cred
itors last January and is now in the con
trol of his partner, who is wealthy. Mr.
Sonthworth gives his indebtedness at
$234,000, but he includes claims against
corporations on which he as a director is
a surety, which reduce his individual
debts to tl09.000. The available assets
amount to $165,000. Accommodation to
his friends and a drop in real property
account for the failure.
More Time for the Fair.
San Fbancibco. The Commissioners
of the Midwinter Fair favor having the
' i . 1 ,1 .UHnLnl. lnln .nil
theExecutive Committee now has the
proposition under consideration. A great
manvof the exhibitors express the in
tention of remaining should the fair be
kept up after July l
Honors World's Fair.
n fJ, b r I
D1U rroviaing iur a unaiige m
Our Financial System.
CRAMPS' OFFER TO ENGLAND.
Letter to the Secretary ot the Admiralty
of Great Britain Submitting the Prop-
altlen for Consideration,
pHfLADKLrmA. When - questioned
about a report from London that the
William Cramp & Sons' Ship and En
gine Building Company had proposed to
the Admiralty to bid for the construc
tion of some of the new ships to be built
for the British navy nnder the program
for the current year, Charles H. Cramp,
President of the company, said: "Such
is the case, and it is not a secret. In
the ordinary course of business I ad
dressed a letter to the Secretary of the
Admiralty, offering to build two or more
ships under tneir program, anu I nave
official acknowledgment of its receipt,
which is simply a statement by the sec
retary that he has laid my proposal be
fore the Board of Commissioners." Mr.
Cramp's letter to the Secretary of the
Admiralty is as follows : " Sir : I have
seen in public print that there is under
contemplation a ship-bnilding program
for the increase of her Majesty's navy,
Congress seems disinclined at this time
Dargne in any adequate degree the
construction of an American navv ; hence
we free t0 accept orders from other
governments. These consiaerations un
ma to address von for the purpose ot
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the construction of two or more oi tne
Croposea new uipa. ti u wim -u the debt bearing no. interest, $380,648,
as attended our work for the American 669. and the debt on which interest has
navy and the remarkable performanceof cegged Bince maturity, tl,862.030. The
prupeuuig uiacuiucrv wB una
speak for themselves. Our development
of the most approved appliances and de
vices in hulls and machinery nas ueen
so marked as to attract the attention ol
the naval architects and engineers on
the continent as well as in Great Brit
ain. Offering the New York, the Co
lumbia and the Indiana as object lessons,
we do not shrink from comparison with
vonr best builders. It is not necessary
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to mscuss in aeiau me Question oi price.
but I will say that lor vessels ot tne
highest tvoe our figures would bear scru
tiny with those of the concerns princi-
LU1T WllU UJUOC yJl W117 WUWHO "
I jfly eraDloved in contract work for her
Majesty. 1 you will favor me with
schemes and plans of say two of the most
I 1U1UUI WU LWI'lV Oil I MO v. ... , w.
important battle ships or ennsers in your
DroeTam. I will promptly offer suitable
tenaer for their construction."
DECADENCE OF MONMOUTH.
Threats to Sell the Old Racing Property
Nkw Yobk. Monmouth Park baa fal
len into hard lines. The Sheriff of Mon
mouth county threatens to sell the racing
association property for non-payment of
last year's faxes, amounting to f 3,800,
and the chance of giving a race meeting
over its magnificent stretches before the
reform element is sidetracked in New
Jersey is not one in a thousand. Begin
nintr to-dav. all the salaries paid to offi
cials from manager down will cease, and
the on v employes retained win do a lew
private watchmen. The discontinuing
of their services would probably invali
date the insurance on the costly im-
movements at the new track and the
buildings at the old. The New York of
fices at Madison avenue and Twenty
seventh street will also shortly be aban
doned. Mortgaged for only 460,000, the
association would have weathered the
hard times had racing been permitted in
New Jersev. The stakes that closed
dnrinir 1892-3 may be run off at Morris
Park the coming season or aeciarea on
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at the option ot the omciais. ine nrst-
morgage bonds amount to 300,000 and
I "M bwuu w f"i"w
stood that the Withers estate Holds a
-o-troH jnfi interest in both issues. For
Monmouth andold Jerome
th'e on, note ln u,e
t.... Ai r.i a t ut
Kant. Then Conev Island. Brooklyn and
Morris Park shelved Jerome and politics
gave Monmouth its death blow.
SOME NEW LEGISLATION.
Bill Introduced Providing for a Change
ln Our Financial System.
Washington. Brookshire of Indiana
has introduced in the House a bill pro
viding for some comprehensive changes
in our present financial system. The
bill provides that no greenbacks shall be
issued of a smaller denomination than
$10; that not over one-fourth in value of
the amount of circulation issued to na-
tional banks shall be of a less denomi
nation than $10; that coin certificates
shall be issued instead of silver certifi
cates, gold certificates and the Treasury
notes under tne act oi JUiy. tew. tne
bill Drovides for the issue oi coin ceitifi
cates on all the gold and silver coin and
gold bullion in the Treasury in excess of
100.000.000 of gold, which is held as a
reserve for the redemption of greenDacxs,
The bill also provides for the issue of
com certificates on aiioi tne silver seign
forage bullion not exceeding $1 for 471M
. m ' i Jaiaa I M
crams oi nure silver, anu mat it, buwii
be the duty of the Secretary oC the
Treasury to pay out these coin certifi
cates in discharge of all the obligations
of the United States, except such as are
made exnresBlv payable in coin. More
over, the bill provides that the owner of
coin, gold and silver, may deposit the
same with the Treasurer of . any sub-
treasury ot the united states in tne sum
of $10 or any multiple thereof and re -
ceive coin certificates to lieu ot tne same.
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NATIONAL CAPITAL NEWS.
The Guatemalan Minister has received
a die-patch confirming the news of the
revolution in Han Salvador. He stated
revuiuuuu in can oivwiur. lie Biniuu
that the Guatemalan government lias
been and will remain nentral in this
emergency, as it did during the last
trouble between Honduras anu Nicara
gua. Secretary Carlisle has transmitted to
the House a recommendation for an ap
propriation of 8,500 for better guarding
the Seal Islands against poachers and
for improvements to the islands. The.
amount includes Jl.OCO for fifty Win
chester rifles and ammunition and 12,000
fur nine telephones to connect the agency
with the guards at the various rookeries.
Representative Bell (Pott.) of Colorado
has introduced, a joint resolution to pro
vide for the appointment of a joint Con
gressional committee " to devise means
for the employment of the idle men of
the country, restrict immigration, start
op our mines, increase the currency and
P'olnbit the issuing of interest-bearing
bonds without the authority of Congress
and for other purposes."
United States Ambassador Runron at
Berlin is making an effort to head off an
increase in the tariff on cotton-seed oil.
The Bandesrath recommended that the
tariff be increased from 4 to 10 marks
per 100 kilogrammes. As nearly all of
the imported oil comes from this conn
try, Mr. Runyon addressed himself to
the foreign oltice, and was informed mat
it was improbable that measnres would
be adopted by the Reichstag before the
adjournment of the session.
The reeular monthly statement of the
public debt issued by the Secretary of
the Treasury shows the aggregate of in
terest and non-interest bearing debt to
have been at the close of business on
A pri I SI $1 ,017,556,979, exel osi ve of i 619,-
L795 in certificates and treasury notes,
which are offset by an equal amount of
the Treasury, ine interest
hearing debts amounted to 634.O4l.380;
increase in the debt lor the montn of
April was $1,160,971.
Congressional salaries for A pril became
due on the 4th instant; so the members
had their first experience with the new
procedure of docking for absenteeism.
Up to that night 213 members had tiled
their certificates showing the number of
days, if any, they had been alieeut. On
that day about fifty certificates were put
in, leaving about 100 unaccounted for.
The great majority of members certify
they hare not been absent at an, and
most of those who certify to absence
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I limit the period to one or two days. At
this, rate ihe total,,
deductions will be
small. Representatives are showing an
uneasiness in making out certificates, as
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there is nothing behind tlteir word of
honor to show how many
many davs they have
been absent. They feel reluctant to sur
render a part of tlteir salaries, and vet
are bound in honor to report the days
for which deduction should be made.
McPherson, Chairman of the Commit
tee on Naval Affairs, has favorably re
ported to the Senate from that commit
tee the amendment to the naval appro
priation bill authorizing the construction
of twelve new torpedo boats. The amend
ment provides that- the cost snail
I not exceed f200,000, and they shall be
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capable of making twenty-five knots per
hour. A premium ot so.ouo is to oe
added for speed in excess of twenty-five
knots, and a penalty ot that amount in
case the speed of thn boat falls below
twenty-tve knots, tight ot tne noats
are to be constructed east of the Rocky
Mountains and four on the facificcoast.
The Secretary of the Navy in a letter to
Chairman Mcfhereon says ne woniu tie
glad if Congress should determine to
authorize the construction of these boats.
He recommends the appropriation of 11,-
000,000 in case the construction of the
boats is authorized.
Attorney-General Olney has replied to
a request from the House calling for in
formation as to whether or not stock
holders of the Central Pacific and West
ern Pacific Railroad Companies, or the
successors of them, or the assignees of
such stockholders, are liable in any man
ner to the government for reimburse
ment of Ihe United States for bonds is-
,he authority ofngrs n
5 tha bdiffi
I ot tne Duimins oi tnose roatis.
Attorney-General says he is not in pos
session of any facts bearing nn the sub
ject, and continues : " If the resolnt'mn
is to be construed as calling for an offi
cial opinion on the legal liability of
stockholders, I find myself without au
thority to accede to the request. It has
uniformly been held by my predecessors
from the beginning of the government
that the Attorney-General is not permit
ted to give legal advice at the call of
either Houee of Congress or of Congress
The subcommittee of the Senate Com
mittee on Interstate Commerce, ronsist-
ing of Senators Gorman, Camden and
Cullom, to which was referred the hill to
permit railroad pooling, has reported the
bill back to the committee with impor
tant amendments. By one of these that
portion of the bill authorizing the Inter
stte Commerce Commission to modify
a pooling contract between railroads,
which in the opinion of the Commission
ers enforces unreasonable rates or unjust
discriminations, and giving the commis
sion the power to enforce snch an order,
is stricken out. A substitute is sug
gested, which provides that such an or
der shall be made xnly after investiga
tion. Instead of giving the commission
authority to proceed to enforce the order
the amendment authorizes an appeal to
the Circuit Court of the United States
either bv the commission or any person
interested. The court is authorized- in'
such cases to grant a temporary injunc
tion, and is required to hear and tfeter
mine the matter as speedily as possible.
giving it priority over other bnsiness of
1 the court. An appeal to the JJnited States
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