EASTERN ITEMS, THE Q. A.R. ENCAMPMENT AT MIL ,. WATJ&EBL PoasioM Orantd Postal Appointments Cut In Ireig-nt Ra:e AnoSber Flood at Jonostown Tne Crontn Murder Cm President Harrison is at Deer Park , Md. Mrs. Langtry is quite ill with broclutia. A new screw baa been sent to the Nipsk. A svnimer charity in Sew York is the ,iue-watcr cart. There is an epidemic o insanity at Elizabeth, . J. The fee for a retail liquor lice use at Joliet, III-, is $1000. Boston's directory, just issued, con - tains l!2.853 names." In Minneapolis the Burplus canines are curtailed hy electricity. There were 1H4 deatlis in Boston in the week ending Jnne 2",th. An Engl is syndicate has got possession of the breweries at Denver. A statne of General Grant was unveiled at Fort Leavenworth July 4. Corporal Tanner had a Grand Army reception at Chicago, the 7th. The total rainlall in Baltimore since Jane 1st is over thirty-four inches. A Bridgetown woman, 76 years old. took her first railroad ride recently. One hondred square mile in Montana were swept by a prarie fire recently. Seventeen persons were killed in the railroad accident near Thaxton's, Va. Oorire W. Lord has been appoint! postmaster at Alia, Morrow county, Or. The buffalo fly ia reported to have ap peared among cattle at Three-mile-Run, Mexico is overrun with foreign capital ists seeking opportunities to build rail roads. Artificial ice is cheaper in Southern dtie than the natural article in the the Jortiu In the post year there were 126 deatlis by violence in" Sew York, including ac cidents. Mrs. ex-President John Tyler, died at lite Exchange Hotel, Richmond, Va., on the 10th inrt. Johnstown women are using the rasrged intrnienta w hich have been set out there for carpet ruia. Nothing of special importance has been done in the Constitutional Conventions q( the four new States. Thomas Ewing Sherman, son of Gen eral Sherman, was ordained priest at Philadelphia, on the 7th. Governor Lowery lias in rited President Harrison to review the National Guard of Mississippi, at Satchez. The brickniakers' strike near Chicago is growing serious. Police have to pro tect the new men employed A new poetoflk has been established at Denver, Marion county, Or., with Jacob Denver as postmaster. Jefferson Davis has received an offer from a Northern Publisher to write a his tory of the Confederate States. A svndicate known as the "American Straw' Board Company," has absorbed all the princijui mills in the country. CashW Miller of the Malta, Ohio. Na tional B.mk, has disappeared. His ac counts are said to be short $32,000. Commissioner of Pensions Tanner de nies that be contemplates resigning, or that his resignation has been asked for. John Kelly was hanged at Canandai gua, N. Y-, on the 10th inst., for the murder of Eleanor O'Shea, in November, 18. The pun shops at the "Washington Navy Yard are nearing completion, and a large farce will be put to work in a few weeks. The contracts for the work of digging a caaai through Timpico Bar, Texas, are said to have leen let to a New York and New Orleans firm. Another flood at Johnstown, Pa., on the-10th, causes the loss of property - amounting to $20,000. Thirty or forty lives are reported lost. Louis Charrier, agent of the American Express Com pan v at Houghton, Mich., has disappeared, and $20,000 of the com pany's money ia also missing. The New York Board of Health lias ap pointed forty do;tors to visit the tene ment in J w.j ana Augiwi uu w c u icine to the poor free of cliarge. All the lines of the Trans-Missouri As sociation will meet the cut of the Chicago & Alton Road. The tut is on cattle from Missouri river points to Chicago. Mrs. Carlson, owner of the Carlson ':otiaa, where Dr. Cronin was mnrdered, has identified Martin Rurke as the man who rented tlie cottage from her. The gunboat Yorktown's lwttery is Marly completed, and the vessel will soon 1 taken to sea from the Brooklyn Nary Yard for a trial test at broadside firing. The Democrats are to earnestly contest the lm'tle in the four new States this fall, and they hope to lie able to divide the result equally with the Republicans. The Persian Minister at Washington coBipiaHis of his treatment, society bay-; ing cut him off its list owing to his loose j ' Uisocjfittozig, anu he is anxious to leave sru. Bull Flghtln at the Expoeitlon-TM Panama Canal A Royal Marriage -Queen Victoria's Wealth. Wilkie Collins has been ordered to stop all literary work. Small-pox and yellow fever are reported at Marc, Hayti. Queen Victoria has subscribed 200 to the Volunteer Equipment fund. A 61-pound salmon has been fished out of the Severn by a Mr. Ffennell. Queen Victoria has announced that she never again will sit to a sculptor. Gladstone was presented with the free dom of the city of Cardiff on the 6th. The Paris Cliamber of Ieputie was the scene of a disgraceful row on the 12th. The Art Jury of the Paris Exhibition has awarded to Mr. Sargeant a medal of honor. The French Chamber of Deputies has passed the Ait increasing the army to 3,000,000. Propriety won the Cumberland plate at the Carlisle meeting in England, the loth inst. The Philadelphia cricketers defeated the tientlemen of Scotland, at Edinhurg, on the via. Mr. Loring, the United States Minister to Portugal, has been received at Lisbon by the King. Emperor William will sail for England from Antwerp. At Antwerp he will meet King Leopold. The Sullan of Morocco lias sent the Emperor of Germany a valuable gift Moore's poems. Hie French Senate Committee has ap proved the bill for the relief of the Pana ma Canal Company. Queen Victoria is the richest woman in the British Kingdom. She has accu mulated $20,000,000. The Russian government proposes to raise a new loan, to be usnd in the build ing of strategic railways. The making of a horse car line from Cairo to the Pyramids is likelv to be a com det ed fact before long. Russell Harrison, who is in England on business, attended Salisbury's garden party at Hatfield, last week. It is stated tliut Emperor William lias forbidden the officers of the German army to visit the Paris Exposition. An English Radical" cynically olwerves that the Shah of Perm is almost immoral enough to be an English nobleman. S. Hirsch, the new Minister for the United States, to the Ottoman court, has arrived at Paris from Constantinople. Evictions continue on the Clanricarde estate in Gal way, Ireland. The houses of the evicted tenants are demolished. The Ire x defeated the Valkyrie in the last race at Glasgow. There is talk of a match between the Valkyrie and This tle. , Many of the friends of Henry Geo rue are nrging him to become a British sub ject and enter Parliament for a Scotch district. Cheap pirated elitions of American books are said to be among the best sell ing books offered at the railway stations in India. Eight persons were instantlv killed and eleven wounded near Rochenioos, Germany, n the Frankfort express the other day. The prospects of the Rhine vintage are most favorable, and. if all goes well the next four months, this w ill be the best year since 1S08. In India the river Indus has overflowed its banks and the country is under ten feet of water. Forty persona were drowned at Larkhana. The testimony of Charles Wood, an English joeky, in a recent lawsuit, brought out the information that he had earned more tlian $70,000. The marriage of Lord Fife, whose title will be raised to Ihike of Inverness, to Princess Louise will take place at Buckingham Palace July 27. Fourteen thousand girls are attending the London School Board cookery cen ters. Still further facilities for increas ing this number are being made. Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone's golden wed- ! ding will be celebrated July 20th Great t preparations are being made py their I intimate friends to celebrate the day. The paying visitors to the Paris Expo sition in the month of may numltcred 2,204,045, or 5)38,370 more persons than during the first month of the exhibition of 187H. The Prince of Wales is as popular in Paris as in London. This is a good augury for the future relations of France ! and England when he shall ascend the throne. The Liberation Society, emboldened by Sir. Gladstone's Plymouth speech, are organizing an extensive series of dis establishment meetings in town r.nd country. The new Vicery of Ireland, the Earl of Zetland, rubs along on an income of $375,000 a year. He will natarally have a feeling of pity for the starving Irish peasants. Thomas P. Gill and Joseph R. Cox, Nationalist members of the British Par liament, have been arrested in London. They afterward left for Drogheda in charge of officers. A dispatch from Brussels to the Lon don Tiroes snys : England and Germany have initiated ..an African conference here. The Congo State, Belgium, France and Italy approve the proposal. THE PACIFIC COAST. A CLOUXKSrjBST NEAR ALBUQUER QUE, K.M. A Pioneer Dead-Suicided With Bis Overalls-Three Prisoners Perish la a Burning Jail-Woolen Mills at Salem. Tcmplt'tcn, Cal., has a lire department. Chehalis will have a lumber fluiue soon. Baseball is becoming popular at Vic toria, B, C. Extensive forest fires are raging near Grass Valley. Ioa Angeles collected 3000 fares on the cable cars July 4th. Banning, Cal., shipped 11,247 pounds of blackberries in June. EllensWrg, W. T., has commenced to rebuild the burnt district. Modesto is to vote on the issuing of lond to establish water works. A fire at Fresno, Cal., on the 12th, des troyed $300,000 worth of projKrtv. Shui Wah, the San Francisco Chinese 'orger, has en arrested at Portland. The coin in the vault of the mint at San Francisco is now being counted. Daniel Ely, aged t2, a saloon keeper at Folaotn, committed suicide on the 7th. A small shipment of New Zealand ap ples lias been received in San Francisco. The Southern Editorial Association had a good time at San Diego, last week. IVtland, Or., claims to have the finest spiearing Salvation Army on the Coast. The consirui-tion of the Santa Rosa A Green Valley Road is now considered as sured. The Canning Company at Loa Gatoe has changed hands and work commenced last week. The Senatorial Committee on Indian affairs, left Port Town send on the 7th for Alaska. Seventeen liquor dealers at Petaluma failed to apply for a license under the new law. The jail at Jacksonville, Or., was burned on the 12th, in which three prisoners lost their live. F. J. Barnard, one of the early pioneers of British Columbia, died on the 10th at Victoria, B. C. A cloud-burst near Albuquerque, N. M., on the loth, destroyed several miles of the Santa Fe track. The eodTn nioth is said to be destroy ing the apple crop of Honey Lake Valley, Lassen county, Cal. Sonoma county fruit-growers are try ing to establish a permanent fruit ex hibit at Santa Rosa. William Mutton had his shoulder dis located at Grass .Valley, Cal., recently, in a wrestling match. Jacob Zimmerman, a wealthy rancher, lias just becQTobbed of $2000 by bunco sharps at Portland, Or. Contractor McCorniac.k, who disap peared froro Tacoma, recently, lias been i arresieu ai ana w ana. arrested at v alia Vt alia. Mrs. Ro&i Renner was thrown from a buggy in San Francisco, on the loth inst.. and almost instantly killed. Sackctt Cornell, editor of the Santa Ana Chronicle, was arrested on the 7th on a charge of erand larceny. Monterey has a spotted, or "pinto" man. His skin is dark, but it is covered with white exl& from head to foot. There is trouble over the fire depart ment at Taeoina, W. T., ow ing to the council providing for a paid department. The Freneh flag-ship, drawing 24 feet 9 inches of water, was successfully taken on the stone dock at Mare Island, last week. Secretaiy Lelong of the State Board of Horticulture, pronounces a sample of Santa Rosa olives superior to the best imported. The machinery for the Woolen Mills at Salem, Or., has been jmrcfiased, and the contract for the erection of the build ing is soon to be let. W. B. Ayres was crushed to death at the Bimetallic quartz mill at Butte, the 7th inst. Mr. Ayres was a resident of California for many years. The bodies of Dunstan and Ralph wtre taken from the Idaho mine at Grass Val ley, the Jth inst. They were in a mod erate state of preservation. Miss Kate Fennell killed a friend, whom she was visiting, Mrs. Carroll, near Ailiany, Or., on the 7th, with a gun. Neither knew it was loaded. Jerry McAllister, a painter, while on the Santa Fe train near San Bernardino, cut his throat with a razor. He was suf fering from delirium tremens. The Republicans of the new Orange county have nominated a straight ticket. There are three parties in the field and good names are on all the ticket. Joseph O. Blodgett, aged 23, living at Blodgett Spring, near Gilroy, was thrown from his horse and killed on the 7th, while retcrniug from Capitola. Farmers in Washington township, Yolo counts", complain of trading boats that go op and down the river selling liquor, getting the field hands drunk. A man was found suspended from the limb of a tree near Sacramento, July 10. He tore up and made a rope of his blue overalls, with which to liang himself. The 12-year old daugher of James Haniblin, living at Wallula. W. T., wus burned to death on the 12th while trying to light a fire in the stove with kerosene. HOME AXD rABM. Young Fruit Tree fc liver Table War Eating Lemons 8 eet Peas Salt for Oowa Meat Plea. Non-producing bens are of no service. Ma ice a pot-pie of them at once. Cultivate the peach orchard In the same manner as when cultivating corn. That ia, use the cultivator and stir the top soil frequently. , Gvt yonr young fruit trees in the ground Wore this month is gone. Tiie later it is the deferred the greater the chances of injury by dry weather. The thermometer and the barometer should lie used by all farmers. After having used them awhile they will be considered indispensible adjuncts to the farm. Corn is not a perfect food lor a hog. Though rich in those clementa that tend to bitten, yet corn is deficient in the bone and mnscle-making elements to a cer tain extent. A mixed diet is best Swwt potatoes should 1 cultivated well until thev begin to run. They will not thrive if the weather is very wet, and the more air and heat admitted to the roots the better, so as to give them an early start. Taking care of the tools and imple ments is one of the best modes of econo mizing on the farm. The value of the tools annually depreciated from lack of cleaning, oiling, and exposure to weather enormous. Thto is one way of cleaning velvet : Hold over a kettle of clean boiling water, the wrong side down, for two minutes, place on a smooth hoard and brush with a soft velvet brush immediately; if it is a large piece and gets too dry, steam again and brush. This wsy' is quite satisfactory to some. Every farmer should have an experi mental plotof his own. The informa tion gained of a practical kind will m in valuable. If every farmer in the United States could be induced to try a few ex periments annually, agriculture would make more rapid progress than any other branch of industry. Do not lie induced to retain a male )ig from the cross-bred litUT luse it is a fine specimen. The male should le thoroughbred, r tliere will lie no uni formity in the offspring. The mistake of keeping over cross-bred males is one that has largely aided in degenerating the swine on some taruis. The tendeucy of silver table ware has been toward smallness and compactness, and this has effo-ted the sine of smaller ware. I he butter plates, salt cellars and pepper pots are vtv diminutive, and as a rule they are decorated in the same manner as the larger piti es, although there are manv odd and striking designs. A new style of salt cellars is made in the form of a diminutive stewpan. Others imitate shells, leaves, fruits and flowers. Salad Dressing : Peel and boil a large fine potato ; mash well and, when cold, add the yolk of a raw egg, a teaspoonful of mustard and a little salt ; stir well to gether; add two tableepoonfuls of olive od and vinegar very slowly, Btirring con stantly so that it may l very smooth. This is nice with chopped celery or cab bage. i iemon or vrange cream : laxe one .! I Mon orau?'" K". a(J on t uP of sugar, half a cipful of ice water and one cupful of cream ; beat the whites of three eggs and stir in. Warm a gill of milk, in which mix two tablcspooufuls of corn starch ; let thicken and stir in. Set on it. Whip a quart of cream, flavor with essence of almond and jour over. Sweet Peas : The main point in the culture of sweet peas is to cut the flowers every day. If one bloom is permitted to mature and form seed the vitality of the plant is exhausted and the blooming is at an end. This lieautiful variety has been much improved of late, and a num- I her of very beautiful kinds have leen produced py crossing. The bint tffect m gained by planting several varieties, a few of each together in rinim, and train ing them on strings fastened from pegs in the ground to a central stake, or the mixed soeds may be planted. The swds should be planted at once, and by con tinuous cutting the bloom will last all through the season. Salt for Cows : If cows were forced to eat salt by it being put in their food it might do them harm, but it is extremely doubtful if cows will eat two much salt If they are allowed free access to it and free choice to take it or not. Salt, being an apparent need for the svstem, will help to keep the animal healthy. This will in crease the flow of milk and improve the quality. It is believed that salt will do this directly, and that its use will ini- iirove the churning quality of the milk. Jut salt should be given regularly. If not there will be suffering at one time from lack of it, and at another time from excess of it. Provide rock salt, and have a place for it where the cows can always go to it. Put a trough in the yard, or a box in the side of a building (with a root or a box under the cattle shed. Eating Lemons : A great deal lias been said through the papers about the health fulness of lemons. The atcst advice is how to use them so that they will do the most good, as lollows : Most people know the lenefit of lemonade before breakfast, but few know that it is more than doubled by taking another at night also. The way to get the letter of the billious sys tem, without blue pills or quinine, is to take the juice of one, two or three lemons. i as appetite craves, in as nnu h ice water I as makes it pleasant to drink without sugar before going to bed. In the morn ing, on rising, at least half an hour he fore breakfast, take the juice of one lemon in a goblet of water. This will clear the system of humor and bile with ctliciency without any of the weakening effects of calomel or congress water. Peoplo should not irritate the titotaach by eating lemons clear. PORTLAND MARKET. A SLIGHT ADVANCE IN GROCERIES REPORTED. Provisions are Advanctng-rreeh Fruits ara Prentiful and Cheap Crop Reports are not Very En couraging" In Oregon. From several sources reports have been received, which confirm the rumors thut poor crops will harvested in many parts of the country cast of the Cascades, and in Eastern Washington at the most only half a crop need be expected. An other good fruit season however, is as sured. Sugars have advanced slightly since our last report, while coffee is oa the decline, but hardly as low as they should le. Eastern provisions are now obtaining higher prices than our own products. Hie abundant supply of all kinds of the luscious fresh fruits in sea son, and the moderate prices asked, prove that another plentiful crop is being gathered. The local wheat marxet re mains the same as reported last week, but signs of an early improvement are visible. Fresh meant continue firm without any change. We quote : oaocikrcs. Sugars, Golden C 7JkC. extra C 7J,c, dry granulated cube, crushed and powdered lc. Coffee; Guatamala 19 lg 31Ji, Java 527c, Costa Rica 20 21 SrC Mocha 37c. Rio 2021 S,c, roasted Java Sic, Arbuckle'i roasted 23.Sc raoviHioKs. Oregon ham 13jS13c, breakfast la con 13c, sides 10'cc, Eastern bam 1314c, breakfast bacon 13iU3Sic, aide HV, shoulders 9c. Lard H V H raciTs. Apricot $1.25, peaches $75Cl.."iO, lemons $4.505, blackberries be, Sicilv $7.50. VEC (TABLIS. Potatoes 40a'i0c, newlrttl'4', per 8, onions $1, tomatoes $1 per lx. DJUKT mODCI X. Butter. Oregon fancy 22'j.c, medium 15 (SlB'c, common, 1012vC Eastern 22c, California I8it20c coos. Eggs 2."c. POt'lTST. Chickens $3tis50, broilers $2..riOfa3, old $6.50, ducks $5(s7, geeae $."a5.5e, turkeys b'c per tt. WOOL. Valley 1820c, Eastern Oregon S31 Hora. Hops 10(5 15c. GRAIX. Wheat, Va'dev 11.15(31.17', Eastern Oregon $l.O51.07. Oata 32?3.V.. rut a. Standard $4, other brands $3.7Irt3.!K). rxcD. Hav $15(314 per ton. bran $13.50(314, chop $Htf20, shorts $1413, briey$2U (322.50. rKCSB MI ATS. Beef, five. 3c, dressed, 6()Vc ; mutton, live, 3$ 4'. dressed tlc; html $2.50 each ; hogs live be, dressed, 77c ; veal 6tk.. DHIXD FRl'lTS. Apples 4(a5c, evaporated 0c sliced 6c, pears fic, peaches 810c, Oregon plums 37, petite prunes 6(jf0c, German oftfik:, Italian 7c, silver 7c, California fiim 7c. Smyrna ISftloc, apricota 13( 14c, raisins $1.75(4:2.75 per box. WOMAN'S PROGRESS Bights sod UrnrfiU She Hm Calnitd in 1 li fait Century. In Wa-ihington's time women had scarcely any rights or opportunities out of the domestic circle. A married woman was a legal non entity. The huttbund was the legal guardian of the wife, or rather he pos sessed all the rights of both. In law the twain were one, and that oue was the husband. To-day a wife is In many respects a distinct, independent being' in law. She may acquire, hold, convey and will property. She may engage in business, carry on trade, make con tracts. She may sue and be sued, may enorce her rights and defend them. Both married and unmarried women have acquired political rights. In cer tain Territories a suffrage equal to that enjoyed by men has been con ferred on them. Ia some States they may vote for certain officers and hold certain offices. Everywhere there Is a growing tendency to enlarge the polit ical rights of all women, as there Is to enlarge the civil rights of married women. Still more striking has boen the opening of a vast and varied sphere for the occupation of women. In lit erature they have come to the front in large numbers. Ia trade and industry countless thousands are employed They are found in office and store, ia shop and factory. A large proportloo of the sex have ceased to be depend' enta. Tbey have bocome wage-earix era and self-supporters. They are re ipected and honored for battling with the necessities of life and earning their own livelihood. And this vast array of emptoyeJ women and girls is destined to In crease with every coming year. -K. X Herald. The man who Is .suspicious lives In a constant stubs of uiihapptness. It rculd be bettor for his peace of mind a bo too trustful than too euut'dod.