HAS THREE USES THE CIRCULATION "OF ANY PAPER IN THE COUNTY. THE OFFICIAL AND LEADIKO PAPER OF GILLIAM COUNTY. ADVERTISING RATES. PUBLIBHRt) EVERY fRIDAY BY SLOAN SHOT T. Editor m-4 Proprietor. Profeastonal card. One aqnare One-q ii ut colnmn One half column One column.. ........II 00 per month ........ 1 M per month S SO per month ........ on per month , 10 00 per month 4 Business locale will be charged at 10 cent, per line (or Una Inaertloa and 6 cent, per line thtre a(ter Legal advertisements will in all ranee be charged to the party ordering them, at legal rate., and paid lor before affidavit li fuml.hed Subscription Kates. One year (In advenee).... 1( not mid In advauoe . Six mouth. TiWtM month... B.U(! ooptei ..1 M ... 2 (K) ,.. 1 00 ... 76 ... 10 VOL. 4. CONDON, GILLIAM CO.. OREGON, FRIDAY. MAY 18, 1894. NO. 9. GLOBE. fcnfuwl ot m Po(pfflet at Qmdoa, Oregon, at tusoiM-fUui muii mo.-icr. OFFICIAL IMItECTORtV United Stages. 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. .......... Ho.tuia.ter-tJwjral A tioruey ier-rl secretary of Afrisullure. VAl.TM Q. OMKMUM JOIIS U. CAHI.IHI.K iloKK HHI'IH ...DAMW. It. I. MONT Hll.AHt A. Hkhmkkt ...WllJMIM H. UllWKIX , Kit:HArui.aT J trTKHMMO Monro i -i ., . state of Or.a-on. , ' Governor r"f,l"!.or."!! 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 oeHBuir....(.,...........,.,.w- ij, m, pofcrM. 411. IlkHB" CotiK-essmeu jw. K. Ki.i.i rnuHri..NH.'. Supreme Judges... an-......- FKANK HAaaa if.il r. A. M n-sa f 1iBli. H. liBAN. 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 Gilliam Couuir. Joint ileitalnr W. W. Striwir KeiireMuUlltre. Jndgu. .............. CommUaioiien. Clerk . HherifT. Trurer , I,. 1. Umiiiiiicil W. J. MAttlMKR IVV. i. KiiwuHoa J Jo.. R. K.I.NTON .JV P. lAIVAi W. I. WIIAiOX lllKK.HT llALMTKAD ,. Vl, WllRRLIta Aienr Surveyor Hchoil Bnperliiteaile tt. Slock luipevlor. .......W.W. KRHKRIlY l.tKlKR rARRBR ....UW1 A. MlLLCR tmlua Peel Be Rail way Time Card. Train" arrl re and leave Arlington RA.r-aouHo, follow.: Train No. 1, fait malt, arrive, at Arlington at I ;M A. M. WI.T ROOHD. 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 Canaila. 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 Ho- 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 PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Condon, Or. - Offlw-rwtnri ve., betweeu C.thoUo Cburtb anl rraldeut of i. V. suutt. D R. Z. T. DODHON, - Physician and Surgeon, Condon, Or. 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 Hen.trn.tlon. Used 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 to fail. Sent by mall sealed tore. Aaaress Ttie Apbro Vedlcina COMPANY, Western Branch, Boa ST Portland, Oregon. roK SAta av PAPLINO a JO., Condon, Or. TheMelratedFrcncHure, WarrtitodiipUDriniTlr.r" or-motto; to euro aaaae. ie:-DUta. Is Bold ox A pooitivs C'JAflANTCt! tocuro any form oIcrvo'i.dlncaia crtmy disordorol l.ie gncrcuveor fsiisof cither scs, ynct-.cr bniu;: t ro:n Iht nxoniuiivn FOflE cnool Btlmulanu AFT TobftccocrOT)Iui,crt.,irouchjoiUhIuirn1Il'fv 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 hntiesleritC'loUcnlcaJto prematura 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. SEWING MACHINE 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. Corrr.pond.Bce Solicited. UNION MANUFACTURING CO WM. PKTKR, Owner, . . . TOI.KUO, OHIO. TO SALT LAKE, DENVER, Omaha, Kansas City, : CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS AND ALL EASTERN CITIES. DAYS to 2 CHICAGO 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 FREDERIC R.COtJDKRT,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 COPYRIGHTS. V CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT f Jfor a roiiipt answer and an Bone. opinion, write to iiiSN A-n.. wbobavahsdneariiartf tws opinion, wrl nmwiy Sfty j us. Commu 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. 7 Mm:" en ml MtBB- pflin TICKETS Hours Honrs LANDS RESTORED. 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 fers a 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 terms. OBEAT SCHEME. 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 Ul. u w -ft O -------- . . i 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 : - i- : . ti,.i rZSZZVtxZ the purchase of these 90,000 acres and 1 I 1 ...It . . - T-r-v.i " p-7 '. j 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. An 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. Awarded Highest The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum. Used ia Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard. PUBLIC LANDS RESTORED. The Record of the Court of Private Land Claim.. 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 866,627 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. ... . , I 1 Binci. a. inrgo this 8.000 comes Zvf". "Th.; .K.n empts," being merchants or other than laborers, and will sutler no penalty, so . , ..." i I 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 dered deported. 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. NEW LEGISLATION 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 Z . .1 .",i.. (:. 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 - ...... : ' 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 for Taxee. 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 o. . - .. . 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. . .... ... 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 I f VI UIUBC W UU 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 UUCaOlllCDB lit UIARUIK VUW 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 I 1. 1 I U: Aa tnnta inm 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. aid The 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 itself." 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 uprwu wm, n ..- .- '' I, f. -' J ' L. W .