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Glacier.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY .APRIL 9, 1892.
NO. 45.
VOL. 3.
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THE GLACIER
Grant Evans, Propr.
Second St., near Oak. ' Hood River, Or.
Shaving and Hair-cutting neatly dona.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
PACIFIC COAST.
Nevada's Wool Clip Clean
and Heavy.
CLEVER BURGLARS IN IDAHO.
Large Aoreage of Wheat and Barley in
Southern California Craur ,
. , d'Alene Mines.
A new opera house for Los Angeles is
one of the early possibilities. " ,
A gang of clever burglars and sneak
thieves is doing Idaho towns.
The water is so low in Salton Lake
that the salt company has begun taking
out salt.
The Southern Pacific is replacing its
Chinese section men with white men in
the South. ,
' San Diego will give its regular board
ers in the county jail employment in
packing oakum. . ',
The Arizona Sugar Company has bee"
incorporated at Phoenix, with a capita,
stock of $500,000.
The residence of Brigham Young, in
Salt Lake City, is now used as a Keeley
The wool cup hi iNevada is reported
unusually heavy and clean. The sheep
wintered splendidly.
' The Superior Court at Los Angeles has
sustained the validity of the prohibition
ordinance of Pomona.
The Cave Creek onyx mines, in Mari
copa county, A. T., have been purchased
by a .New xortc syndicate.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union and the saloon-keepers of JNew
Westminster, B. C, have declared war.
The Consolidated Canal Company has
been incorporated at Phoenix A. T. Or
ange grove3 will be : planted ' along the
canal.
The Coeur d'Alene mines are to be
opened soon. The resumption of work
in that section will give t,000 men em
ployment. The natural gas well on I. W. Hell
man's ranch on the edge of Los Angeles
continues to give every indication of be
; ing a stayer.
Citizens of Portland, Or., are demand
ing that that city secure four public
- parks of 200 acres each in addition to the
one already owned.
East of Boise City, Idaho, are several
hot springs, and a scheme is incubating
to have the hot water conveyed to the
residences in the town.
Railroads at Los Angeles are cutting
and Blashine rates to Eastern points.
Tickets to Kansas City sell for $15 and
to New York for from $18 to $25.
The miners in Nevada county, Cal ,
.are rejoicing over the prospects of Cam
inetti's debris bill becoming a law, the
House committee having favorably re
ported it. . r- , . ' .
' Articles of incorporation have been
filed at Phoenix for Hhe Arizona Land
and Irrigation Company, with a capital
stock of $5,000,000 ; paid up, $1,500,000.
The company proposes to construct an
immense dam at a place known as Pas
tens Butte on the Gila river and, con
struct 240 miles of canal.
The great Alta irrigation district sys
tem of canals under the Wright law has
been completed, and is running full of
water, practically irrigating 130,000 acres
of land in the Traver district. This re
sult has been brought about by residents
of the district purchasing bonds them
selves . '
Every report says that such an acreage
of wheat and barley as is now in the
ground has never before been planted in
Southern California. Thousands of acres
in San Bernardino county that have
never produced anything but sagebrush
have been planted to barley because of
the big market there has been for that
grain this season.
Marcus Pollasky's surveyors have
started by the Mad River route to ex
amine the country between Eureka and
Red Bluff, Cal., for the proposed rail
road construction. There is a division
of opinion at Eureka as to the earnest
ness of Pollasky and his backers in this
move, and the general disposition is to
id the undertaking and give it a trial.
Barber
Shop
WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.
Philadelphia Will Contribute a Choice
Collection of Historical Relics
1 at the Exposition.
Newfoundland has decided to partici
pate in the exposition. : ,
Wisconsin will expend $3,000 upon its
horticultural exhibit. Cranberry culture
will be made especially prominent.
S. J. Hunter of Nevada, Mo., has a
collection of over 11,000 varieties of
woods, petrifactions, etc., which he pro
poses exhibiting at the fair.
The marble slab presented by the Em
press Josephine to Panama will be in
cluded in the exhibit from that country.
Official consent for its removal has been
granted.
The limit of the time in which States
and Territories and foreign countries
must accept the sites allotted them on
the exposition grounds has been fixed at
June 1, 1892. Oregon will please take
notice. J
The Cunard Steamship Company has
applied for space in the marine section
of the transportation building to show a
series of models illustrating the speed
of "ocean greyhounds'' and the devel
opment of transatlantic travel.
It is now considered certain that the
prominent etchers in this country will
co-operate heartily with Chief Ives in
forming for display in the art depart
ment a collection of a retrospective ex
hibit of etchings made since the time of
the Centennial collection in 1876. '
Michigan is going to come out strong
in the World's Fair. More than $1,000,
000 worth of Michigan lumber will be
used in the buildings, and $450,000 will
go to Michigan contractors.. "As to her
exhibit," says a Michigan man, "she
will have the best mineral, forestry, fruit
and fishery exhibits on the grounds.
The Arkansas World's Fair Board has
selected ten acres near Little Rock,
which it will have cultivated with the
view of raising various agricultural prod
ucts for exhibit at the exposition. The
board bas made arrangements to send to
Chicago for the forestry building speci
mens of pine, white oak, red oak, sweet
gum, Cyprus and walnut. :
The city of Philadelphia will contrib
ute to the Pennsylvania exhibit a choice
collection of historical relics now in pos
session of Meade Post, G. A. R., George
W. Childs and the Drexel Institute;
representations of Benjamin Franklin,
Stephen Girard and other old-time cele
brated citizens; the famous "liberty
bell," and other exceedingly interesting
objects. Applications for space for ex
hib yare very numerous from Pennsyl-
is announced that the Charleston
Ms.) navy yards will furnish the
-juipments of the imitation battle ship
Illinois, wulcu win uuutttm bite eJimuit.
of the government navy department.
These equipments include twelve ship's
J)oatsJncludinij, Iffft steam cutters, four
r.."vr r;r- -
VLKimaiy uubtCJt, UilO sailing lltuuuu, LVVU
dingies, one whaleboat, one gig whale
boat and one balsa, and a complete Bet
of ship's furniture from navy camp stools
to elaborate sideboards eighty pieces
in all.
PERSONAL MENTION.
King Humbert of Italy to Visit Eng-
land Paderewski the Recipient
of a Silver Wreath.
Ignatius Donnelly has ciphered out a
new theory about the grip. He thinks
it is caused by star dust through which
the earth passes.
President Harrison gets up his State
papers in a legal and red-tape style, just
as if he was preparing briefs. They are
neat, compact and concise.
General Gourka, Governor-General of
Russian Poland, is a hale and vigorous
soldier of 64 years, and he is not going
to resign his place as has been reported.
The Czar knows his value too well.
Rev. J. O. Schwerin, a Congregational
ist minister, who died last week at Eau
Claire. Wis., was a noted hunter, and
was for many years generally considered
the best rifle shot in the Northwest.
The birthday anniversary of the Em
peror of Russia, who is 47 years of age,
is also the wedding anniversary of the
Prince of Wales, who has now been the
husband of the charming Princess Alex
andria for twenty-nine years.'
: King Humbert's approaching visit to
England is said to be due to the grati
tude he feels when he recalls that Queen
Victoria was the first of the European
sovereigns to recognize the young king
dom of Italy thirty or more years ago.
The only survivor of the brave band
of Texan patriots who signed the Decla
ration of Texas Independence at Wash
ington on the Brazos river March 2, 1836,
is W. C. Crawford, who now at the age
of 86 is living in destitution at Alvaredo.
Simon Newcomb,-senior professor of
mathematics in the United States Naval
Academy and professor of mathematics
and astronomy at Johns Hopkins Uni
versity, has just received his diploma of
election as an honorary member of the
Loyal Institute of London. , :
Paderewski has been presented by his
Boston admirers with a beautiful wreath
of laurel in silver. They were consider
ate enough not to insist that he should
wear it as the Roman conquerors wore
theirs. They did not want to disarrange
his hair;.
Some of the wisest scholars delight in
the collection of pamphlets. Indeed
there are pamphlets which attracted lit-,
tie notice at the time of their publica
tion a century ago that are now worth a
hundred times the price then asked for
them. Dr. Edward Everett Hale is one
of the pamphlet collectors. . He keeps
his in a series of baskets suspended by
rope and pulley from the beams in the
ceiling of hii study.
EASTERN ITEMS.
John Brown's Fort Taken
to Chicago.
A SUBTERRANEAN RIVER.
The New York Legislature Defeats the
Bill to Annex Brooklyn to
. New York City.
A scheme has been formulated for min
ing beneath the city of Aspen, Col.
A subterranean river of vast extent
has been tapped in Plainfield, N. J.
Ford county, Kan., looks for 900 fami
lies of Danes to settle there this year.
A new cable to. connect the Central
American States with Cuba is soon to be
laid.
James Calhoun, postmaster at Big
Pine, Wyo., is a dofaulter to the govern
ment. Franklin, Pa., is in the throes of a re
ligious revival, business even being neg
lected. A Kansas man applied for a divorce
because his wife would no longer sup
port him.
The Minnesota license law has been
declared void, and saloons may run all
the time.
Chicago has given up its war against
the English sparrows. The sparrows
hold the field.
Another vessel loaded with food for the
starving. Russians will leave Philadel
phia on April 13. i
Minnie Johnson confesses to having
fired the female reformatory at Indian
apolis on March 1.
Railroad officials estimate that only
one-third of the Western crops of 1891
have thus far been moved.
Secretary Tracy expresses fear that the
House will be parsimonious in the mat
ter of naval appropriations.
The Massachusetts House has decided
to make the salary of the Governor $8,
000, the present figure being $5,000.
The bottom and 8,000,000 gallons of
water one day last week dropped out of
the new reservoir, at Leavenworth, Kan.
The Commissioners report in favor of
the entrance of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad into Washington City by an ele
vated road.
Reports to the Philadelphia Board of
Health of contagious diseases and deaths
therefrom indicate a death rate far above
the normal.
Tihe f!"nufio"1""l Committee on Pnhe.
lie Lands has reported favorably oirthe
projected Mariposa wagon road into the
Yosemite Valley. ,
Ex-Auditor Lavelle, indicted for at
tempting to burn the Daviess county
Una.) courtnouse, is snort in his ac
counts over $18,000. . 1
Alleged boodle transactions are re
ported to have existed among the Brook
lyn Aldermen in giving the elevated
railway franchise of 1886.
The Senate bill to change the name of
the customs collection district and port
ot Wilmington, uai., to that oi Ltoa An
geles has passed the Senate.
Two rain companies in Kansas are
making contracts with the counties of
that State at $600 a county to produce
from one to two inches of rain.
According to the new count of thepop.
ulation of Buffalo by the State enumer
ators the total will be 284,000. Tne cen
sus figures in 1890 were 255,664.
A bill has been introduced in the Ohio
Legislature to enlarge and extend the
Ohio canal so that boats can 'be towed
from Lake Erie to the Ohio river.
The State Department officials say that
there is no truth in the report that the
United States has established an alliance
with the Argentine confederation.
The Legislature at Albany has defeated
the bill to annex Brooklyn to New York
city. Tammany rule in the latter place
is the chief impediment to the consoli
dation. At present 2,691 students are attending
the University of Michigan at Ann Ar
bor, which is the largest numher ever
attending an American institution of
learning.
David Wenger, who struck a rich vein
of silver-bearing ore while digging a
well at Lincoln, Mo., several days ago,
has purchased machinery, and will de
velop the lead. ...
Testimony is being taken at Chicago
in the disputed heirship to the estate of
Samuel Sankey Of San Francisco regard
ing the title to $60,000 worth of property
situated in Chicago.
The old Harper's Ferry engine-house
fort, which John Brown stormed and
captured, and behind whose brick walls
he bid defiance to a powerful force, has
been removed to Chicago.
The recent heavy disbursements have
reduced the treasury balance to $29,651,
325, of which $12,611,201 is on deposit
with national banks and $15,225,000 is in
subsidiary and minor coin.
The Nicaraguan government is mak
ing the most liberal offers to intending
coffee growers. It gives to a married
man 240 acres and to a single man 120
acres of good coffee ground.
Governor Flower declined to Bign a bill
fixing the salaries of the Brooklyn Alder
men at $2,000 on the ground that the
Legislature should only grant permission
to local authorities to fix salaries.
General Miles believes the great need
of this country is coast-defensive works.
He thinks too much dependence is placed
on the navy. Fortifications are necessi
ties, and they may save the country from
great losses. -
NATIONAL CAPITAL.
The Senate Passes the Bill Making an
Appropriation for Completion of
. Cascades Improvement.
The blouse Committee on Agriculture
has authorized a favorable report on the
Paddock pure-food bill,' with some
amendments. '
The Puyallup postoffice has been set
tled by the resignation of Mrs. Clare
Dearcey and the recommendation by all
factions of Mr. Johnson, t
Representative Geary of California
has introduced in the House a bill to
prevent the use of substitutes for hops
or pure extract of hops in the manu
facture of ale or beer.
An appropriation of $81,833 is carried
in a bill introduced by Senator Vilas,
providing for the purchase of the Stur
geon Bay ship canal. The canal is to be
delivered to the government for use as a
ree-water bay upon payment' of the
amount appropriated to the company
owning it. 1 .
The Senate Committee on the Judi
ciary has made a favorable report on the
Senate bill to extend the jurisdiction of
courts in Oklahoma Territory in cases of
murder, assault, arson, larceny and like
crimes. The bill provides that it shall
not be any defense that the offense was
committed by an Indian on another In
dian. Captain Henry Ebern, commandant
of the New York navy yard, has been
promoted to the grade of Commodore, to
take effect April 22, and Captain Richard
W. Meade to the same grade May 5, fol
lowing the retirement respectively of
Admiral Kimberly and Commodore Mc
Cann. Commodore James A. Greer will
be promoted to the grade of Rear Ad
miral April 22. -
The House Committee on Territories
has deided to report favorably the Caine
bill to give local government to Utah,
with an amendment striking out the sec
tion relating to the sale of public lands
for school purposes, the committee deem
ing it best to have a separate measure
governing this point. The vote was a
party one, the Democrats favoring and
the Republicans opposing the bill.
The instructions to naval officers as
signed to vessels intended for the pro
tection of seals are not yet wholly com
plete, but it is evident the operations of
vessels will this year be extended not
only to Behring Sea, but also the waterB
within the three-mile limit along the
entire Alaskan Coast of latitude 55 de
grees to Enimak Pass, south of Behring
Sea. This is the way of the seal herd to
its rookeries on. the Prebyloff Islands,
and they will be perfected along the en
tire course usually followed by poachers.
Nearly 22,000 seals were caught in these
waters last year. The revenue vessels
Corwin and Albatross have already gone
to Alaskan waters, and soon will be fol
lowed by the Rush and Bear and several
naval vessels. ; '
. The census office has issued a bulletin
on tne fisheries .
The industry gave employment to 13,850
poiDuuu m vnuuua unpad ties, tue invest
ed capital was $6,493,239 and the value
of the products $6,367,303. The tables
show that the fisheries of California are
more important than those of either Or
egon or Washington. Of the capital in
vested $2,648,210 represented California
interests, tne value of products of that
State being $4,403,369. Oregon ranks
next in importance, having a capital in
vested of $2,296,632 and a product of $1,
033,574. The amount of capital invested
in Washington is given as $517,397 and
productB $891, 860, and compared with
1890, the fisheries of this region have
as a whole greatly advanced, although a
lew special orancnes snow a decline.
The sundry civil bill reported to the
Mouse recently makes cuts here and
there, and slashes appropriations gener
ally. It is apparent that the aDm-ODria-
tions are pared down to the lowest limit
which the government can be cpnducted
in a very crippled condition. All the
deficiencies will have to be made up
early in the next Congress. The surveys
for public lands are cut from $400,000 to
$100,000. The money appropriated for
special agents to protect public lands
and the timber upon them is cut in two,
and is only $20,000. This, of course, is
a stab at the Western country, as when
the appropriation for surveys is divided
up there will be practically nothing left
for any one State to go ahead and survey
public lands which have been settled
upon. In this bill, however, the high
rates established by the last Congress
for surveys in Oregon and Washington
are maintained, which guarantees the
surveys of the mountain and timber
lands in these States. An appropriation
of $19,500 is made for the Alaska Indians
on the Islands of St. Paul and St. George.
The Senate passed without any debate
except an argument from Senator Frye
upon the Columbia river Senator Dolph's
bill making a lump appropriation for the
completion of the Cascades improve
ment. Under the contract system in the
river and harbor bill this will rendei
Senator Dolph's bill inoperative, but
there is a possibility that Senator Mitch
ell may secure the adoption of his bill as
an amendment to the river and harbor
bill in the Senate. If this is done, a
great work will be accomplished for the
Columbia river. The votes for these im
provements were practically unanimous.
only four being against one and eight
against the other. The Oregon Senators
are feeling very good over the victory.
Senator Squire, although he voted for
the bill, seemed to think that Oregon
was getting the best of it. He said he
thought it was about time Washington
should receive some consideration, as
the shore line along Puget Sound and
other places were immensely of more
importance commercially than the Co
lumbia river. Although the Columbia
river ' divided Washington and Oregon,
and even if it should he opened up so
that the wheat of Eastern Washington
could go down the Columbia river, it
would be of some benefit to the eastern
part of the State, yet it was of commer
cial interest only to Portland. . .
FOREIGN LANDS.
Balfour Not a Sueeess as
a Leader.
SOCIALISM IN GREAT BRITAIN
Ship Canal to.be Constructed Between
Paris and Rouen Victoria's
. Gold Yield.
The non-orthodox churches in Poland
are being rapidly closed. ;
Seizures of Anarchistic documents in
Belgium are made daily. ' .
There is an alarming increase of pas
sionate crimes in Russia. ;
' Two infernal machines were found in
street letter-boxes in Paris.
. The porters at the granaries in Berlin
have struck for higher wages. i ,
It is said that general elections in
England will take place in July.
The Russian press bas ceased to attack
Germany at the request of the Czar.
The Society of Friends has contributed
more than $100,000 . to the Russian suf
ferers. . " ;
Don Carlos has abandoned for the
present his pretensions to the crown of
Spain. i
A life of Mrs. Booth is to be published
by her husband, the Salvation Army
leader.
, The commercial treaty negotiations
between France and Spain are about to
be renewed. ;
A bigger gun than any yet built (118
tons) has been sent to Sevastopol for use
on a war ship. ,. v.
The Bengal cotton trade has almost
collapsed, owing to the competition of
America and Egypt.
Oleomargarine sells in the open mar
ket of Cape Town, South Africa, as but
ter at 31 cents per pound. ; '
There are at present 40,000 skilled
workmen out of work in Vienna -one-fifth
of all the workmen in the city. ;
A scheme to dispose of the Portuguese
debt has been formed by the Minister of
Finance and presented to the Cortes.
There is a large increase in the use of
tobacco in Germany, which seems to be
the case pretty much all over the world.
Eight Berliners, convicted of rioting
February 25, have been sentenced to im
prisonment from fifteen months to three
years. '
A ship canal is Boon to connect Paris
wathRjOJieiL-t-Jt will b J 14 miles Jongjj
ana we estimated cost is 30,000,000
irancs. ... , v ,
There is a belief at Buenos Ayres that
the Argentine government and that of
the united States have formed a pro-
L LI . , r
lecuive auiunce. .'
Extensive works, such . as roads, rail
ways and fortifications, have been begun
in Russian Poland, 150,000 Poles being
employed tnereon. .
In memory of Miss Josephine Medill,
who died in Paris in January last, her
father will endow beds in Paris hospitals
ior meise oi Americans.
Irishmen are no longer ambitious to
fight for a nation that denies them home
rule. They are leaving the British army
at tne rate oi i,uuu a year.
The total yield of gold in Victoria,
Australia.during 1890 was 588,560 ounces ;
tne output ior 1891 was 697,629 ounces,
an increase over 1890 by 9,069.
Balfour's leadership in the House of
Commons is said to be a disappointment
to ine government, ma want ot tact is
irritating to his friends, and intensifies
ine opposition.
A bill has been introduced in the Brit
ish Parliament for the creation of a Scot
tish legislative body. There is a simi
larity between this bill and the Irish
government bill.
The Aberdare tin-plate works in South
Wales have closed. The Aber-Tawy
works have given a month's notice ot
closing, when 3,000 hands will be thrown
out of employment. . ., .
In consequence of communications
from Paris that Nihilists were preparing
to assassinate the Czar special precau
tions have been taken at St. Petersburg
to protect the imperial family.
It is stated from London that it is
practically settled that Stanley is to go
out to the Congo in the interest of the
Independent State before the close of the
year, and will remain there for a long
period.
No members of the British roval fam
ily are to attend the Ascot races this
year. The 4aeen has given orders that
the royal stand is to be kept closed, with
all the blinds drawn down during the
meeting. ' , '
Socialism makes steady progress in
Great Britain. The land bill now before
the House presented by Mr. Chaplin
proposes to let County Councils borrow
$50,000,000 to loan at -ZU per cent, to
poor men to aid them in buj ing small
farms. . ,. ..
It appears that Ducouran, the Presi
dent of the bank at Paris, which failed
last week, who committed suicide, was
an honest man, but had been victimized
by colleagues in the directorate, several
members of which had a bad reputation.
An examination of the luggage of
Deeming at Perth, Australia, has un
earthed evidence that he is the man
wanted at Liverpool for the murder of
his wife and three children. Facts are
accumulating showing the past life of
the man has been one of murder, fraud
and robbery. .
60METHING NEW FOR. FISHERMEN.
A Contrivance to Beguile the Reluctant,.
Minnow Into Acting as Bait.
Many a time what promised to be a
fine day's fishing has been spoiled by a,
long and tedious hunt for the proper '
kind of bait with which to angle. A
pair of bootheels sticking up through
the grass by the side of a brook and
one long rumbling growl of profanity
issuing seemingly from under the earth
are familiar indications to a large num
ber of people who have "been there".
themselves that some ardent and trri- -table
fisherman is lying there on his
lace- trying to keep out of sight of the
timid minnows he wants to scoop up .
out of the stream at one dash and then .
be off. 1 But the little minnows are in
no hurry. . . :
, They dart away at the sight of his
unfamiliar scoop net, and lie under the
farther bank, wriggling their little tails
tantalizingly. Now the fisherman wishes
he had teken time by the forelock and
secured his bait on the day before he
was to start on his expedition. He re-,
viles his procrastination as the minutes
slip by and the hot sun beats on his
back, and he resolves never to do it
again. But this does not mollify the
minnows in- the least, and the scene
generally ends by the angler going off
furious with only a few miserable little
fellows In his can.
i An ingenious inventor has come to
the relief of fishermen lately by pro
ducing a minnow trap that is hard to
beat. " First of all it is wholly composed
of transparent, colorless glass, and is in
shape much like a big cartridge with a
pointed bullet in it. It is about two
and one-half feet long, and as big
around as a man's leg above the-knee.
It is hollow, of course, and what would
be the flat end of the cartridge is
punched in, like the bottom of a glass
bottle, and there is a small round hole
in the apex of the cone thus made. The
other and the pointed end of the trap
is fitted with a little sliding door. . , .
This big glass cartridge is intended to
be set on its side in the bottom of a
brook . where minnow's abound. The
cautious ones soon become accustomed
to it, and the reckless fellows don't see
it till they bump their noses against it.
Some nice bait is put Inside the trap,
and the minnows soon find their way
into , it through the whole in the
punched in end. The little door at the
other end is shut, of course. , '
: The minnows are unable to find their
way out, because they follow the sides
of the trap, and this leads them into the
cul de sac at the flat end, all around
the bottom of the cone. They are easi-
wnmiiwl..utJiowver,.'i",, the. water
in the trap, by holding the thing up
pointed end down and PPSSi1? lie
little slide door. Wire is twisted
around the outside of the trap, and
forms a handle by which it is conveni
ently carried, and the wire also pro
tects the glasroMninr".- ."" .
Baking: Powder in the New York LegU
lature. The following, taken from The Oil,
Paint and Drug Reporter, refers to a new
bill just introduced in the Legislature of
New York State;
" The latest development in the bak
ing powder war is the introduction of a
bill in the Legislature of this State, re
quiring all packages of baking powder
which contain ammonia to be branded
with a statement of that fact in large
type on the label.
" Now while"the ammonia contention
is on, why cannot the law give the public
the benefit of the doubt? Wholly un
prejudiced people are certainly not will
ing to be dosed with the substance ac
knowledged as a poison, simply because
scientists, some of whom are not even ,
physiologists, disagree as to its potency."
A similar bill was introduced last April,
but it is shrewdly surmised that the in
fluence of interested parties prevented
its passage. The provisions of the pres
ent bill are so just that it probably will
soon become a law. ,
This will be welcome news to the man
ufacturers of pure Cream of Tartar bak
ing powders, the most prominent of
whom is the Price Baking Powder Co. of
Chicago and St. Louis, makers of Dr.
Price's Cream Baking Powder, who have
always made a strictly pure Cream of
Tartar powder, notwithstanding the
temptations of adulteration suggested
by the enormous profits realized by a
large New York concern which uses am
monia, and advertises its powder as
strictly pure by means of garbled official
reports and certificates signed by its own
employes, dubbed professor, doctor or
government chemist, as fancy may dic
tate. . - .
A bill compelling alum powders to be
conspicuously labeled as such already
exists in Minnesota, and it is to be hoped
in the interest of the consumer that sim
ilar laws will soon be enacted in other
States for ammonia as well as alum.
The following powders known to con- '
tain either ammonia or alum, or both,
will be affected by the proposed legislation:'.--
Royal, Pearl, Calumet, Chicago Yeast,
Forest City, One Spoon (Taylor's), Bon
Bon, Kenton, Echo, Snow Puff, Unrivaled,
Yarnall's One Svoon, Shevhard's Econom
ical, Crown, Clymax, Hercules, Monarch,
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,. All Explained. ...
Colonel Bilderwick (to his wife's dress
maker) How is it that my tailor never
calls for his account under six months, but
you want your money at oncef
Dressmaker-jYou forget, sir, the num
ber of months it takes to make the altera
tions on your wife's gowns before they arc
delivered. Clothier and Furnisher.