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OF ANY PAPER IN THE COUNTY.
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SLOAN P. IHUTT,
F.dllor and Preprlcior.
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One-quaiter column..... 8 60 per month
One half column............. 6 00 per month
One column... 10 00 per month
Business locali will be charged at 10 cent per
line (or flnt Insertion and 6 cents per line there
after. Legal advertisements will In all cases be
charged to the partjr ordering them, at legal
rate, and paid for before affidavit it furnished
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VOL.SJ v CONDON, GILLIAM CO.. OREGON, FRIDA Y.jSISV189i. NO.g.
THE OFFICIAL AND LEADING PAPER
OF GILLIAM COUNTY..
, Knltrti at Urn I'nutaffltt at Condon, Oregon, at
teamd-cUui mail matter. ,
......... . United StaUa. .
Preslrtent HHovgn Ci.riviti.AHD
Vice I'rcalilKiit Auui K, HisvknhoN
Hewtsry o( Hists Wai.tss U. Okksham
Hecretary of J reamiry..; John U. Caki.iki.k
Hecrxfary of Interior Ilos hmitii
Wwirotsryof War Daniki. . UsioM
HenmUry of Navy Mii.akV A. Hkrhkkt
PustinasUiMlem-ral., Wilson d. Biphki.l
A tujmoy ral ....... HiH a Ri OI.N KV
beorelary of Agrluitlture J ttiKKi.inu Monro
Statu of Oregon.
(lovvrnor.. .......'.....,.......... ........... . rtwmM
Htwatarv of Htate 1 W. M;Ihii
Tresnrer I'M", MktscmaH
Alturiiy-ileneinl ...Uieo, K (JHAMiixai.AlM
Biii.t. of i-ubllo limlriiu.luii K. It. McKUiov
.. . r J. il. MlTCMKU.
Senators..... ' Jj, jj. )lk.,
Coiwfesamsii ... JW, h. Ei.i.i
Printer..... ................. Fmauk !. Masks
Bupreuie Jnlgos VV. V Uku.
' ' j " ' 1 ' .. .
Heventh Judicial IH.lrlft.
Circuit Jiiiigi W. I.. Hiuiibimw
l'r.iilliiK Attorney .....W. II. Wu.wis
Mttinlmr sum lloanl i. I- I.Ckk
Joint denaliir W. W. rVmiwsii
IWptvueuUllve U 1. (Jookhicii
judgn W.J, Mauinkk
, , IW, J. KriWAKKS
Commissioners v.. Jon H. kalston
Clerk Jav P. l.ucas
hlienff. W. I, Wimwi
Trvaoiimr Hssskkt Halmtsao
Aswu.r Vai, Whmu
Hurveyor. .. .. ...W. W. Ksshshv
httll hn,irlllt4ilWlll I.UCIKM Pahkkk
Wwlr limp-cio- Lkwis A. Mll.l.KK
t;nln Faollle I'allwar Time Card.
Traiiisarrlve and leave Arlington follows
Trnfn Ke. fast melt, arrive at Arlleglou at
I ;'J0 a. if.
Train Ko. 1. fast wall, arrives at Arlington at
gtf Only on train a dny.
- , iiarcNa hhahck traims.
Train No. 10 trrlms from Heppner dally, ex
eipt HRiwHy. at 1;I0 M. -
N t. -nit lor lli'(,puer dally, eicept Bun
dsy.atllOO r.n. . .
lir miii (I kU sold aud bKRe clie'kffl
throiiKh to all Hiluts III the Oullwi States an
8. COLLINS Ticket Agent.
4 K. & A. l. M r. MoKIAII AIMK, Ko. vn
A. Mtnt.il o.iimiml atl iih on B itnnlsy even
iiiK on or bcf re lull nioon of encU montn. Ho
iottrolim Ore lirtoi In giHMlsui imammirdlnll)
lnvlt-1 Pi aiiml. W L. WILCOX, W, il.
J. 11. llvuaui,He'retary.
BIJNliTON-rOBrtll. DAILY BTAOs I.I SB.
K. A. Nolann, Proirltnr. ,
una run AHklMOtoM to
ra I oo Ketum, 110 oo
lUyvll &' - Keuru. 00
a.... hi Upturn. J M)
Clem......!!!.!...... i O" Ketum, 00
in... i on Hftnrn, I 00
l.-avra Arlli'K on every moriilus; (Huinlay e
CP..xl' al6o ' I k. U'l-ieaiConduU at 8 r. at.,
ami arrlvi at foaill at 7 t. M.
Cuiiifortanle coaches and careful, experienced
I AY P. I.IJCArt, Couuty Clerk,
DOM AU. LIKM Of
LAND AND NOTARY BUSINESS
lit a neat and carafal manner.
USUU.N-I)NR MOCK DAILY UTAH It LINK
''. I. M. Klm-hart, Proprietor.
I nwi Clinton ererv morning (Hnuilavs e
repix'lj a' :0o'eloi'k, anil arrives nl Ixiue Kiwli
al It St., via Matney suU Lot Valley.
Pare, J.OO. Itnand Trip, 3 80.
K. J. J, IIOOAN
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
OilVc Oregon ave., between Calliollo Church
anl rceluence of n. r. biiiiii.
JJU. Z. T. DODSOX,
Phydclan and Surgeon,
At present can be found on my ranch at Hay
CrecK iiutie, ten iniics uui m ..u.....
R. J. II. IIl'UHOS,
Physician and Surgeon,
Office and residence lu the Wllejr Miller res!
ilcnce In Houtli Condon.
Calls promptly attended to dny or night.
Attorney at lbw,
... . .
Notary Public and Conveyancer
flnllnctlons and lnsnran"e. Terms reawimble.
Olllco in rear of postotllce building, Malu street
W. R. Ellis J W. Dw"ii. T, B Lyons.
Tnl.LIH, DAWSON A LYONS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Offices at Heppner and Condon, Oregon.
II. HKNDKICKB A ."
A CAREFUL BUYER.
Bhe Wanted Her BookaDuttraateed Deforw
"You-you keen Iwoks here?" ulie rtukcl
as she entered a Detroit, IxiokHtorearid tim
"Yea'm, we keep book," replied tbe
clerk as be aoftly rubbed hiNlmndHtogetber
and Wonilcrud if they bad Hold tbe last copy
ot "lifiNhrul iSeHHlc; or, tbe Heroine of Har
per's ItillMl' ,
I I want a book, she continued, "but
I want to look at tbe Inst imje before I bur
"Certainly, ruins., certainly. We bave no
objection to your looking at all the pages If
you wish. 'Have you bought a book here
In which Rometbhig was wrong with the1
last pnitvt" ,
'2o, sir; but u friend of mine bought
book In Chtrl'ttn w hich eiuled by advising
the reader to try aoinebody's liver purifier,
and you don't know bow dreadful Rbe feels
about It. Have yon 'I'aradiHe lAmtt'"
"And will you guarantee that It doesn't
refer to somebody' sarsaparlllaP" -
"1 can't possibly believe that It does."
"How Is DickeiiH? I wanted bis 'Dom-
bey and Son,' but I'm afraid he's got in
something about corn cures or porous plas
ters. Are you sure he uasu it '
"Why, I never beard of such a thing In a
"Nor Mntil lately. Shakespeare wouldn't
be apt to have anything in about stomach
bitters or headache cured in five minutes.
bow, would be"
"I've rend htm a great deal, and I never
came across any such thing. However, you
might glance over that stand satisfy your
"It would take too long," she slubed, as
be glanced at tbe backs of tbe volumes.
"I bave sometimes thought I would like to
read Homer' 'Iliad.' There Is such a book
"And you can guarantee It?"
"I can, ma'am positively guarantee that
you will llnd nowhere in that book tbe
lightest reference to germs, microbe, bac
teria, consumption, asthma, bronchitis,
curvature of the spine, varicose veins or in
"If there la"
"You can return it and get your money."
8bo took .It and went away smiling and
happy. Detroit Free Press.
, The Ilanana of Malayan Origin.
The banana goes buck to the earlicat
days. Alexander's soldiers, as Pliny says,
joined the sages of India seated in it shade
and partaking of its delicious fruits. Hence
the name, Bapleutum, given the plant,
which likewise bears the name of Jupiter's
fair daughter, Musa. low It baa been
shown that the banana Is of Malayan origin,
How did It get to India and South America
and Mexico? The feet of birds have borne
ed a full !M0 miles, while the cocoannt
baa floated well nigh the world around in
tbe great oot-an currents. But tbe culti
vated banana baa no seeds, nor has It a
easing like the globular cocoanut to float
It around over the waters. Then It must
bave been rarrlod bv mart;
The Metrated FrencKure,
of nervous dlseso
or any disorder ot
the generative or-
f mm thrtMCAttaivA
REFnnr or,oof Btlmulanu. AFTTR
tlon, over Indulwuce, 4o ,suchas Lossof Kruln
Power, Wakefcliicsi, licaring down Pains In Urn
hack.rieminuHVcaLncfa.IIytLorla, Nervous pros
trntlon, Korturncl Dmlinlous, Le icorrho-a, I)lx
llni., wcolt Memory, LoMof Powcrond Iropo
tvney, whl h If nelcctolof ten lend to premature
c!d o?o and Insanity. Prleo (1.00 a box, 6 boxes
fur fA'iO. Kent by moll on receipt of price
A WRIT aEN CiUAIlANTKK is given for
every .YCOorder received, to refund the money il
a Permanent euro Is noteflocfed. We have
liiou-andsof testlmonluls fmmo'd and young,
of both sexes, whohavo been permanently cured
by theiueoIApbrodlUno. Clrcularirea. Address
THE APHRO MEDICINE CO.
Wosiurn branch. Sox 57. roaKO Oa.
roa BALI by
T. W. DARLING CO., Condon, Or.
SALT LAKE, DENVER
Omaha, Kansas City,
CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS
. AND ALU
The British Columbia ehingleuiakera
bave combined to keep up prices.
A chicken enidemic in denoDulating
the henrooDtt of the lower Kogue river
The KiverHide Fruit Exchange save no
fruit injured by the late freeze will be
sent Kant to market.
Waldo M. York hag Iwen appointed
Superior Judge at Los Angelen to suc
ceed the late Judge Wade.
The name of the ixwtofflce atPend
d'Orcillo, Kootenai county, Idaho, has
been changed to Hand Point.
Ahland. Or,, i bringing to iU aid the
chaingang and bread-and-water diet in
dealing with tbe tramp question.
Stens have been taken at San Jose to
form a county wine exchange eiinilar in
purpose to that of tiie fruit exchange.
Portland's Chamber of Commerce con
demns Governor Pennoyer'e statement!)
in his open letter to President Cleve
land. Receivers were appointed for the At
lantic and Pacific at Phoenix, A. T., on
application to the Supreme Court of the
The Mare Island authorities are in
dignant over an article in a San Fran
cisco paper charging the marine contin
gent were being starved.
Manv Sacramento officials propose to
test the legality of the new charter, and
will not surrender their offices until
they are required to do so by a court de-
The City Auditor at Grant'; Pass, Or.,
refused to cash a bill the Council had
ordered to be paid, when tbe Council de
posed him, and tbe citizens are raising
money to aid him in his contest before
the court n.
The Lower California Development
Company has obtained a concession from
.i V. 1 , . . i. .u
uie Jlexn ail government lur mo esiau-
llshment of a mail steamship service be
tween the ports of San Diego, Ensenada
and San Quentin.
An inquiry made for the $3,000 oil
nainting of Tacoma. which was exhib
ited at Chicago during the World's Fair,
shows it is in hock in Chicago as security
for funds advanced on account of tiie
Merchants' National Bank of Tacoma.
Official statistics lust comniled at
Port Townsend show 2,350 Chinese pas
sengers in transit irora tne uneni oy
wav of the Canadian steamers untied
n Portland and Astoria last year. ith
the exception of 500 all obtained admit
tance as merchant.
The Public Administrator at San Jose
lias nieu a suuemeui ui me wuuiviuu ui
the estate of C. C. Hay wards, who, iCi
has filed a statement of the condition of
was alleged, took and squandered the
money of the Santa Clara Bank while
he was cashier. There will be about
110,000 to distribute among tbe heirs, if
the bank doesn't nie a claim.
The Homestake sold mine, known as
the Neal mine and situated in the Neal
district, eighteen miles from Boise City,
Idaho, has been sola to persons con
nected with the Omaha and Grant Smelt
ing Company. The price is said to be
150,000. This is the mine over which
there has recently been some sensational
The Pacific Coast Council of Trades in
session at fcacramento nas aeciarea in
favor of the municipal ownership of gas,
electric light, water works, street rail-
. i . r . i : . : . c . i .
Ways, me nauuiiau.auuii ui ieirgrapti,
telephone and railway lines and postal
savings banks, compulsory education up
to 10 years ana eignt nounr taoor a uay.
Collector Wise has discovered a big
smuggling ring, with headquarters in
San Francisco. Frederick Miller, George
Wichman, a candy dealer, and Lew
Greenwood have been arrested for smug
gling f. 10,000 worth of opium and ille
gally landing thirteen Chinese. Two
other members of the ring, Voss and
Sorenson, were arrested some tune ago
in Sacramento, were released on bail
and are now in Victoria, B. C. The
schooner Esmeralda was chartered, and
brought down from Victoria 1,600 pounds
of opium and thirteen Chinese, all of
whom were successiutiy lamiea. p,x-in-spectors
of Customs Pattison and Koyes
At a meeting of the Portland Taxpay
ers' Uommittee oi iuu tne nret step to
ward abolishing the Port of Portland
Commission was taken. The commis
sion was created several years ago by
the Oregon Legislature, and was given
power to create a twenty-five-foot chan
nel from Portland to the sea. Bonds
aggregating 1500,000 were issued, and
the Columbia and Willamette were im
proved so that a great portion of Oregon
and Washington reaped the benefit of
the improvements. The commission
lately has been spending money in mak
ing a new channel at Snag Island in the
Columbia at an outlay of a large sum,
while it is claimed the old channel could
be improved at a much less cost. Other
charges of needless expenditure of money
have been made, and now it is deter
mined to stop it. With this object in
view the committee will appeal to the
neit Legislature to abolish tne commis
sion. Awarded Highest
0 " P ft ' S H S
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
There is a prospect ihat the Panama
scandal may he revived in France. :
China is manning a chain of forts all
along her seacoaet with Krnpp guns.
Mrs. Langtry has purchased the Cob
ham Park stud farms in England for
Great Britain, France and Russia each
contribute (20,000 a year to the civil list
of the King of Greece. ;
The malady from which the King of
Siatn is now suffering is due to the abuse
of alcoholic stimulants.
England's Admirality has ordered a
new cruiser that will make at least
twenty-three knots an hour. , , ,.K
The harbor of Glasgow will soon be
undermined by seven tunnels, running
at a safe distance under its bed.
The decision of the Court of Appeals
in Holland that kissing is not an offense
has attracted some attention in Europe.
Russia's revenue fell off about $10,
000,000 in the last nine months of 1893,
compared with the similar period in 1802.
! Lobengula is on tbe banks of the Zam
besi with 2,000 young warriors. He pro
poses to keep up the fight with the Brit
ish. Labor agitators in England are enlist
ing public sympathy in behalf of the
overworked barmaids, of whom there are
Emperor William of Germany was
much pleased with one of his Christmas
presents. It was a bust of himself made
of plaster of paris.
Under a law recently put in force in
France only physicians graduated in
France are allowed to nse the title " Doc.
tor " in that country.
The tax imposed on women for wearing
trousers by the French government
ranges from fiu to fiz, but all women
are not given this privilege.
' The name most whispered now as the
fttroneest candidate for Pone to succeed
Pope Leo XIII. is Monsignor Dominico
Jacobini, the Papal Nuncio in Lisbon
I When the Paris Salon of 1894 closes
next June the Palais de PIndustrie will
be devoted to an exhibition of books and
of all industries connected with paper.
The bicycle has brought about the re
opening of many of the old-time country
hotels in France, which had closed long
ago because of the introduction of rail
It is said that in making racing and
pleasure boats French constructors are
creeping rapidly up to their English ri
vals ana are seriously striving to over
A new insurance company is being
organized at Berlin by a body of i-espon-
- - . , V
the members against losses at tha hands
stole men, mainly jewelers, to insure
A remarkable archaeological discovery
is announced from Treves. In excavat
ing the old Roman walls close to the Mo
selle a complete Koman pottery estab-
ment was discovered
In Italy oil is now made from grape
seed. When perfectly clean and well
dried the seeds are ground like wheat.
The finer the flour thus obtained the
greater the yield of oil
A letter received from Samarcand de
scries the ravages of the famine through
out Turkestan. The cause of the famine
is the excessive cultivation of cotton to
the exclusion of cereals.
English scientists are very much wor
ried over the results of an investigation
which has shown beyond doubt that the
seas around the .British cos.', are being
rapidly exhausted of fish.
The rate of mortality of London is
shown bv a recent report to have stead
ily decreased with the introduction and
perfection of adequate means of aispos
nig of the sewage of the city.
According to a decision just rendered
hv the Supreme Uourt ot the tterman
Empire boycotting is not forbidden by
the law of the land, although it is to be
condemned on moral grounds.
Camels have been introduced upon i
farm not far from KietT, Russia. A
present eighteen camels are at work
plowing, and their keep is found to cost
much less than that of horses.
Madrid is to emulate Chicago. A roval
edict has been .promulgated, and on April
1. 1894, there will be opened in the Span
ish capital an international exhibition
that will last until October 31
Another Communist colony is to be
started in East Africa. Everything will
be managed by voluntary groups of self
governing men, who will own all they
can raise, but have no exclusive right to
. The cold weather causes the greatest
misery in many quarters of Berlin, and
additional shelters have been opened for
the accommodation of the 2.000 or more
people who receive coffee and bread free
The English rival to the Eiffel tower
at Wembley 1 ark will probably be com
pleted by the end of this year. The
tower has a general resemblance to that
of Eiffel.. but is more pointed and slen
der. The four legs which support it are
founded in concrete to a depth of sev
enty-five feet, and stand 300 feet apart
l he enure work is ot steel
Honors World's Fair.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
Senator Dolph has introduced a joint
resolution allowing a number of settlers
titles to lands on the Umatilla reserva
tion. The Narv Department has assigned
the Thetis, now at San Diego, Cat., to
the duty of conducting surveys along the
The Committee on Indian Affairs has
reported favorably Representative Ellis'
mil extending the time ot the Umatilla
Ditch Company for three years.
The Banking and Currency Committee
has decided to lay aside till the tariff bill
is disposed of the bill for the repeal of
the tax on btate bank circulation.
It is understood the Senate Commerce
Committee has agreed to report unfavor
ably the nomination of Scott Harrison,
brother of ex-President Harrison, to be
Surveyor of Customs at Kansas City.
Senator Mitchell has secured an order
from the Postoffice Department estab
lishing a tri-weekly mail from Halsey to
lirownsvilie on alternate days with the
mail that now reaches Brownsville from
Portland on the railroad.
In the Senate a memorial from the
Legislature of Idaho was read, praying
for dredging the Spokane river by the
federal government as a means of lower
ing the level of Coeur d'Alene Lake and
reclaiming submerged land.
A Cabinet officer has stated that the
contingency upon which the Secretary
of the Ireaeury could issue bonds with
out Congressional action was when the
gold reserve in the Treasury was invaded
to such a point as m the judgment of
the Secretary to lm pair pn bhc confidence,
1 hat point, he said, had almost, if not
quite, been reached.
It is stated in official circles that there
is no probability of the international
monetary conference reconvening in the
spring, as was thought likely some time
ago. At least the suggestion for it to re
convene will not emanate from the
United States. This information has
been conveyed to the British government
by secretary Gresham.
General Wheeler, Chairman of the
Committee on Territories, has no hope
of getting up the bill for the admission
of New Mexico nntil after the tariff bill
is disposed of. Delegate Smith of Ari
zona, whose bill for the admission of his
Territory has already passed the House,
says there is no doubt of favorable action
in the senate.
It is said Cleveland has called for the
resignation of members of the Utah
Commission with a view to increasing
its efficiency. It is represented that
there are conflicting interests among its
members, and that good government will
he subserved by a new deal. When the
Democrats in Congress come to admit
Utah as a State the commission will die
a natural death.
In the Senate Allen. Populist of Ne
braska, called up his resolution directing
the secretary ot the Areasury to miorm
the Senate from what source the gold
coin of this country outside the Federal
Treasury was increased to the amount of
188.000.000 during the hst-ai year 18H3,
as expressed in his recent report for that
year, ixiiph joined witn tne ropuust
Senator in expressing inability to com
prehend the report of the Secretary of
tbe Treasury, ana tne resolution oi in
quiry was adopted without dissent.
Senator Dolph has reported from the
Committee on Public Lands and secured
the passage of Senator Mitchell's bill to
authorize a patent to be issued to yv 111-
1am llendershott for a donation claim in
Oregon. He has also secured the pas
sage of the House bill to authorize proofs
in timber land entries to be made beiore
officers authorized to take proofs in home
stead cases, and also of his bill to au
thorize a corrected patent to the V hee-
lock-Simmons donation claim in Hills-
horo. Or., and to grant to the State
tract of land for the Crater Lake Park
The investigation of the water re
sources of the United States undertaken
by the geological snrvey has been prac
tically completed. 1 he work was com
menced in October, 1889, with the object
of determining the quantity of water
available for the irrigation oi ana lands
of the West and for use as water power.
Studies have been made of most of the
drainage basins west of the 100th mend
ian, as well as several catchments of the
East. Scientists have devoted a large
part of the time in the examination of
.. ... .... . ! . ,
the run-ons oi me Missouri, Araan
sas, Rio Grande and Snake rivers. Ge
ologist Newell of the survey said in an
interview: "It does not appear prob
able that even 10 per cent of the land
now owned by the government can ever
be irrigated. In fact, there is not a suf
ficient supply of water to bring under
cultivation arid land equal to tnat wnicn
has passed into the hands of individuals
and corporations, inese are, nowever,
localities where thousands of acres can
be profitably irrigated by the construe
. ! I .lAVna n n il ia.in.ltni, nan.lfl 'I
biuu ui uauia .UU Ulignviujj lOUUW.
Secretary Carlisle has received from
Attorney-General Olney an opinion in
which he holds that the Chinese exclu
sion act and prior acts regarding the
Chinese permit Chinese laborers coming
or going to countries other than the
United states to pass in transit to the
country of destination through the
United States. This question was submit
ted to the Attorney-General some time
ago by Secretary Carlisle, for the reason
that it is alleged that a number ot Chi
namen while in transit stop off at points
in this country and thereby gain admis
sion in violation of tne law. Many Lhi
nese laborers, too, it is said, who land at
San Francisco from China, destined for
Cuba, return to this country by way of
Key West, Fla , or by points on the
Mexican border, holding certificates as
" merchants " fraudulently obtained. It
was to stop these avenues that the
Treasury Department consulted the At
torney-General, hoping that his opinion
would be that the taw could be so con
stiued as to prevent Chinese laborers
from passing through the United States.
The Attornev-Geueral has not been able
to gratify the department by carrying
out. mis expectation.
Thousands of Texas sheep are starv
ing on the prairies.
A home for ship builders has been es
tablished in New York.
The organ of the Chicago saloonkeep
ers is called Mixed Drinks.
There were 315 suicides in New York
last year, against 241 in 1892.
Texas railroads killed 180 people and
injured 1,712 during last year.
Over 2,000 New York painters bave
deserted the Knights of Labor.
Mrs. Cvrus W. Field has applied for a
receiver for her millinery business.
New York civil-service reformers are
trying to form an anti-spoils league.
Cincinnati is about to expend $1,000.-
000 upon the improvement of her parks.
Several St. Lonis dairies have been
condemned as nuisances by the Board of
The Brooklvn Citv Railroad Oimnanv
will equip 1,000 of its cars with life
fenders. The German Americans of Kansas are
preparing for a vigorous anti-prohibition
The National Rice Manufacturing Com
pany of New Orleans has completed the
first rice elevator.
Knights of Labor officials are trying
to mortgage the headquarters in Phila
delphia for $20,000.
The government is to erect at Sandy
Hook a search light larger than the one
at the World's Fair.
The grip has attacked a tribe of In-
discs up in Wisconsin, and has in sev
eral cases proved fatal.
Tbe conference of transcontinental .
railroad lines at Chicago has failed to
agree upon anything so far.
The fire underwriters are lending a
vigorous hand in the war against the
trolley on Manhattan Island.
It is predicted that over 1.000 miles of
railroad will be built in Texas this year
notwithstanding the hard times.
Erie railroad directors have issued a
notice to road's security holders propos
ing a new mortgage to secure $70,000,000
The South Carolina coast is being
watched to prevent contraband war ma
terial from leaving to aid the Brazilian
The total yield of wool in the United
States last year is estimated at 364,356,
000 pounds, the largest crop ever made
in one year.
A good gold find has hist been made
in the Esther shaft of the Wolcott
ground within six blocks of the leading
morougniare oi ieaaviiie, uou
The smallest immigration last year
came from V ales, tbe number being
only 864, while the heaviest rueh was
from Italy, which sent ns 65,290.
The total value of the crops of the
United States during 1893 is estimated
at (3,000,000,000, of which the largest
item is $750,000,000 worth of hay.
Judge Guillett of the Valparaiso find.)
Judicial Court proposes to give all crim
inals who are habitual drunkards the
gold cure instead of prison sentences.
The State of Connecticut is swarming
with bunco men who have been driven
out of New York, and it is said that
many of them are in a destitute condi
Onlv thirtv-five vessels have been built
at Baltimore during 1893, while sixty
one were built there in 1892. The regis
tered tonnage showed an even greater
The employes of the Philadelphia city
government are contributing 1 per cent
of their salaries for the relief of the poor,
and will continue to do so while the dis
A bill to prohibit the running of rail
road trains, freight, passenger or even
mail, in south Carolina on sunday has
been introduced in the Legislature of
Charles Henderson of Wellston, 0., is
fitting out an expedition to seek for
treasure which he claims was secreted
in a cave on an island in the South Seas
forty years ago.
Peter Jackson, the colored prize
fighter, has ruined his constitution by
excessive drink. It is positively asserted
by a well-posted sportsman that Peter
will never appear in the ring again.
Romeo Pagliostro was an applicant for
naturalization papers before a New York
court recently, and when the Judge asked
him who was the Chief Executive of the
United States he answered confidently,
"Tammana Halla." He got his walking
Major Graham Davis of North Caro
lina is actively interesting himself in a
movement to save from ruin the old fort
of Sir Walter Raleigh on the eastern
coast and preserve to the State the ground
on which it was built.
The students who enter Hillsdale
(.Mich.) College single cannot get mar
ried during their course and remain in
the college. People already married,
however, are not barred. This is in ac
cordance with a new rnle laid down by
the faculty and just made public -
Mrs. Frances B. Clarke of St. Paul.
Minn., has deserted the Episcopal
Church, and is now on her way to Rome
to become a Catholic. Mrs. Clarke is
the wealthiest .woman in Minnesota, and
her husband is one of the most promi
nent men. She was President of the
World's Fair Board at Chicago, and at
tracted a great deal of attention both
because of her beauty and ability.
A plan of reorganization or adjustment
of the Nicaragua Canal Company is be
ing prepared at the city of New York,
which will be fuller, franker and more
equitable than the one the stockholders
are now atfked to assent to, and they will
be asked to join in the appointment of a
committee composed of men of national
reputation, strict integrity and ability
to reorganize the company or adjust its
affairs in the best interests of all the