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he Hood River Glacier.
HOOD UIVHU, OREGON, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 19, 1892.
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liavlngand lluir cutting nsntly dona,
Discovery of Valuable Coal Fit-Ms
in Kastwn Orison.
THE ORANGE AND OLIVE CROPS.
Amended Articles of Asscclatlon, Incur-
juration and Colsulldatlun of
the Southern Pacific.
King-ton, N. M , is to Lave a $5,000
A serious ( ulbroak among the Navaj s
I Angeles Id to have an artificial
Rains in Southern Arizona have tin
proved tlio cuttle Industry.
Five hundred black ba?s have twen
placed in the Willamette river above
The orange and olive crops in the South
promise to 1) large, while thajtof lemons
will lx short.
Box rara are so scarce throughout East
em Oregon that coal cars are used to
carry wheat. Threshing is not com
pleted in that section.
I'lill Sheridan's cavalry saber, which
he need while at Fort Yamhill, is euid
to bo owned by an Indian on the Grand
The perpetrator of the many robberies
at Ix)S Angles has been captured, lit
gives the name of Robert Williams, lie
is about twenty-three years old.
Sinn 1 1 itfh, a Chinese lanndryman,
left Koine City, Idaho, last week on his
way to China. He took with him $14,
000 in money as a souvenir of his stay
The line between Idaho and Washing
ton counties is being surveyed. The re
sult is being watched with interest, as it
will determine in which comity in Idaho
the rich Seven Devils miuing district be
longs. Ttie business men of Salt Lakeliave
forced the railroads into concessions that
will be worth more than $1,000,000 a
year to them. The suit More the Inter
state Commerce Commission is to be
The discovery of valuable coal fields
near Auburn, in Eastern Oregon, is re
ported, and preparations are being made
to develop the property on a large scale.
Heretofore no coal veins worth develop
ing liuve been found in that entire sec
tion. In a street tight at Ixis Angeles An
dreas Lugo shot Francisco Figueroa
through the lungs, when the latter
stabbed Lugo in the neck, killing him
instantly. Both men belonged to the
oldest Spanish families in that part of
llattie J. Tound, administratrix of the
estate of her husband, William J. Pound,
the fireman fatally hurt in an accident
on the Union Facific below Pendleton,
has filed suit against the railroad com
pany for $5,000 damages. Carelessness
and undue speed are alleged.
At Boise, Idaho, Fred A. Wilkie, a
well known publisher, has been arrested
for the embezzlement of about $'2,00J of
the funds of the Boise Baptist Church.
Wilkie practically admits his guilt. He
is a leader in all the local religious move
ments. The church trustees had such
implicit faith in Wilkie's honesty that
they required him to give no bonds.
Amended articles of association, incor
poration and consolidation of the South
ern Pacific Railway Company were filed
in the County Clerk's office at San Fran
cisco the other day. The document sets
forth the names of the railroads in Cali
fornia, which consolidated in 1883, un
der the name of the Southern Pacific
Hallway Company, with an aggregate
capital of $142,990,000, which was sub
sequently reduced to $90,000,GOO. Sep
tember 21 the board of directors voted
to make certain amendments in the cor
poration, which are embodied in the
paper just filed. The names, length
and general direction of the thirty-six
roads and branches included in the in
corporation are fully set forth. The en
tire length of the road and its branches
aggregate 3,391.89 mile", and the dura
tion of the corporation is fl'ty yeas
from May 4, 1888. The seven directors
are: Charles F. Oncker, C. P. Hunt
ington, Charles Mayne, W. V. Hunting
ton, N. T. Smith, J. L. Wilcutt and A.
N. Towne. The capital stock is $90,000,
000, divided into 900,000 shares.
The Large Number of Girls Graduated
From the Boston Cooking
Hopkins University has a 10,000 ther
mometer. The alumni of Williams College now
Trinity College, Dublin, has celebrated
Its Wth anniversary,
The ohlest English public school is
Winchesters founded In 1387.
Every Northern State west of the Al
leglmiiies has a State university.
In Denmark and Sweden the school
hours of girls are fewer than those of
During the last year 1,800 girls were
graduated from the Boston Cooking
Switzerland spends on education
sum one third larger than it spends on
The numberol students at the Univer
sity of Michigan has more than doubled
Of the public-school teachers in the
United States more than 05 her cent.
It is stated that 5.001 nil nils entered
the Indon National Training School for
uxming last year.
The prescribed course of medical In
struction In the Mexican National Uni
versity is seven years. .
The physicians of the class of 189.1 of
the Haltimore Collide will write their
prescriptions in English.
One-third of the students abroad, it is
said, die prematurely from the e fleets of
hail haiilts acquired in college.
Die I.aw School building is the latent
audition to the campus of Cornell Uni
versity. It is a handsome, white sand
Beginning In October. Russian will he
taught In two of. the Paris colleges and
perhaps he on the same footing as tier
man and English.
Mr. Spring of Chicago has given Vaa-
sar ikillcue a scholarship of $(l.)00 in
memory oi ins daughter, a former stu
dent of that institution.
A woman teacher at Toneka. Kan..
lias taught school there for twenty-two
years, it is said, without ever having
inisttcu a uay i attendance.
Tho oldest and largest medical school
in America is that of the University of
rennsyivania. it was founded in 1705.
ami has graduated 0,4oa men.
In the Republic of Ecuador nrimarv
education is gratuitous and obligatory.
mere is a university at ijuito and uni
versity bottles in (Juenca and Guayaquil.
Students must have had six vears of
classical, two years ot philosophical and
lour years ot theosophical education
twelve years tn all Itetore taking a four
years' coarso in the Catholic University
ai Washington, u. v.
Eton College, England. Is undergoing
various changes. Three ancient houses
in the cloisters near the playing fields
aie being thrown into one large residence
for the head master. The houses are 450
vears old, and are picturesque red brick
ouuuings covered witn ivy.
The Confidential Secretary and Adviser
of the Russian Emperor a Ger
man and a Lutheran.
Guy de Maupassant, the famous
French story writer, is out of the lunacy
Moody and Sankey are said to have
received $t,2J0,000 in royalties from
their gospel hymns.
Prof. James Hall, the New York State
Geologist, who is still an active and ar
dent devotee of science, is 82 yearn of
J. J. Coleman, head of the great mus
tard firm, is to be raised to the peerage.
At present he is mustered in the House
Miss Ionise Imogen Guinev has been
voted $100 by the Aldermen of Boston
for a poem in commemoration of General
William I. Sherman.
Collecting old china is Mia Braddon's
hobby, and in her house at Richmond
near London she has a series of well-
stocked china cabinets. .
The Empress of Japan ia an adeot
performer on the koto, a kind of large
zither. It is an instrument which is
much played and very popular in Japan.
Archbishop Yaughan of London was a
soldier in the Crimean war, and could
nanuie the sword as a brave officer be
fore he took to the canons of the church.
General Rlchter. confidential secretary
and adviser of the Russian Emperor, is
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h ueriiiua oy oirui anu a very uevout
Lutheran. He has been seriously ill
Mr. Gladstone says that the four au
thors who have had the greatest influ
ence in the formation of his mind aie
Dante, Aristotle, Bishop Butler and St.
Miss Frances Willard. the prohibition
lecturer, strongly advocates Jean Ingelow
for poet laureate of England, although
she evinces no hope that such will, be
the queen's or Mr. Gladstone's choice.
Mrs. Harrison's portrait, to be painted
by an artist not yet selected, has been
provided for by the Daughters of the
American Revolution in Washington.
and will be sent to adorn the gallery in
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iue vvniie uouse.
Mr. Ingalls' notoriety as a politician
has obscured from public view his at
tainments as a poet. In his youth he
wrote verses, and many of bis poems.
some of them still in manuscript ana
unprinted, are preserved by friends in
Kaneas. Such of his verses as saw the
light of publication were printed in local
newspapers anonymously or with an un
recognizable nom de plume attached.
BEYOND THE ROCKIES
Wheat Receipts i'rom the Kfeht
1'rimary Western Markets.
LUMPY JAW IN A HUMAN BEING.
Theatrical Manager Sues Labor Organiza
tions fur Damages for Strikes
and Boycott. '
November 24 will be Thanksgiving
There are about 1,200 Chinese in Phil
Diphtheria in an epidemic form is rag'
Ing at Columbus J ml.
Sixteen murderers are in the Philadel
phia jail awaiting trial.
Big mining strikes are rexrted at the
Creed district in Colorado.
The wholesale grocery trade of New
l ork is said to be demoralized.
The Canadian Pacific is arranging to
own a line to the Missouri river.
1'ralirillnnrtr u.''.rlr iaa l.tti.nn .m ti.A
new Croton dam at Croton, N. V.
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A belt linn In rimlm'tad irnnml Read.
ing for the use of coal and freight trains
The Mutual Life Insurance Company
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rouineo vj liny a tiuu.iiw IKJlll'V oi a
A movement in on foot tn build a. rail.
road from Philadelphia to Cape May,
N. J .
A process for making artificial mica
sheets for electrical insulation ia a late
Mflnv dinaatara ara rarmrtad nn tVia
Great Lakes caused by the heavy gales
oi me past lew days.
The Secret Service division linn dia-
covered a counterfeit of the new issue of
the new $2 silver certificate.
A scheme for lighting the Pennsyl
vania Company's railway in Philadel
phia by electricity ia under way.
Heavy rains are falling in Tennessee.
The section about Memphis has been
suflering, and great good has followed.
Dubuque, Ia., is reported to have the
first case of luninv-iaw in a hnmnn haino
ever recorded in the State. The victim
a a six-year-old girl.
lliree arrests of cnnntarraiUtra a-ora
made at Boston Saturday. This gang is
s.ud to have floated $30,000 in spurious
money in Boston alone.
C ape (Jod s cranberrv-mcking season
in nnvr at it. hoicrl.f ami fhnnuan.la nf
the poorer people have been profiting by
this opportunity to make money.
The schools of Newcastle township on
me ouisKins oi rottsviue, renn., have
oeen closed indenmteiy, owing to an epi
demic of diptheria and scarlet fever.
Captain Healv. commanding the rnv.
enue cutter Bear, is a candidate for the
position of Superintendent of the life
saving stations of the Pacific Coast.
The uncompleted ten-story gymnasium
and clubhouse of the Chicago Athletic
Association on Michigan avenue has
been destroyed by fire. Loss. $195,000.
The railroad companies whose lines
enter Atlanta have decided to abolish
the free delivery of freight, a custom
which has been in vogue tor some years.
Manager John Ifavlin. tti theatrical
man. sues several labor organizations at
uincinnau ior siuu.uw damages lor
s rikes and threatened boycott against
Six miles of tht Phicacjn ami Kt. Tnnio
electric road have been graded at Edin
burg, and the contractors are pushing
the work on the remaining eighteen
miles of their section.
Tho chance for a contest for the Amer
ica cup at New York has become very
small. Lord Dunraven does not think
under the regulations of the New York
l acni uiuD tne race could De tair to him.
Tim VftnnHvlcnnift Pnilrnait nffioiala it
is claimed by members of the Order of
Railway Telecranhere. are endeavoring
to crush the organization in the com
pany's general war against organized
The recflinta of wheat from t.liA aioht
nrimarv Western markets for the Hrnt
sixteen weeks of the current crop year
aggregate 119.000.00J bushels, against
99,000,000 for the corresponding time
Leland J. Webb of Toneka. Kan..
formerly national Commander-in-chief
of the Sons of Veterans, has been de
clared insane, and was taken to an
anvlnm. Hin inaanit.v in nniit fn ha flia
result of the morphine habit.
At Wadsworth, Ala., a train on the
lovirinc railroad inmniui fha troV ot .
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water tank, knocking the tank down on a
car containing tony laoorers. fit lee n oi
the men were hurt, two of whom have
since died from their injuries.
The Chairman of the Kxacnti
milteeof the National Nicaragua Con
vention, held at KL tinia lnot .Tuna has
issued a call for a convention to meet at
JNew Orleans .November 30, 1892, to fur
ther consider the canal interests.
The Indian Buraaii haa nnt. nuitrat
any further advices in regard to expected
troubles with the White River Utes,
who according tn nravinna ramiti HoH
taken advantage of the removal of the
iroopsirom fort uucneBne, Utah, and
had left their reservation.
The United Stataa Rnnrama Pnnrf. aA.
vanced and set for argument on the sec
ond Monday in January the cases of the
United St.at.AH aorainat. tlia Pnlifnrnia anrl
Oregon Land Company and the Dalles
If jKi T J t - mi
ituuiury ivoau company. inese are
known as the wagon-road land cases.
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Inspector-General of the Army Submits
a Report of the Operations of
Inector-General of the Army Breck
inridge has submitted to the War De
partment a report of the operations of
his dcartmerit. He dwells at length
ujwn the activity of the army in the
past year. At one time, the report as
serts, the Country neemed fin tha nrou
of war, which served t show the eager
ness wun winch an Americans are ready
to resent indiirnitien. Wh en war tuamuA
inevitable, the response of the people to
a call, not yet made but anticipated, for
men was something thoroughly gratify
ing. These tenders of regiments of men
came spontaneously from all sections of
the country, Texas being perhaps the
first to tfler her services in tallying
around the flag in defense of national
dignity. In the North and South alike
the spirit of patriotism was equally en
thusiastic. A reply to the English counter case in
the Behring sea negotiations is approach
ing completion at the State Department
and will soon le ready for the United
States counsel to lay before the arbitra
tors. The work of preparing the reply
has been going on for some weeks at the
Slate Department under the direct
charge of Secretary John W. Foster.
The lawvfir" and clerk, wrin ara anaauol
in the work have been abnt nnin a lara
room, and no one from the outer world
has heen allowed to enter the room.
Ex-Minister Phelns and Justice Harlan
have not neraonallv hn ah tha ritata
Department during the preparation of
me case, in which they are counsel, but
thev have lieen in fnrraannmlanna -;n,
their younger representatives, and every
im maue nas oeen careiuny gone over
' Secretary Foster. Tim niirnnuR of
the Ollicia Is is to weiirb carefnllv avarv
point made on behalf of the United
Slates, so as to put it in the clearest
language and study its relations with
every other point, in order to avoid con-
fl.ct or compromising admissions. The
case of the United States will be as ex
actly logical and as forcible as the com
u: I 1 1 I , i i i
uiunu e.iii oi several auie lawyers can
mane it. Representatives ol the United
Mates oeiore the high court oi arbitra
tion will leave this country in a few
weeks for Paris, where the court will
sit. The original case of the United
States and the British mnntpr rana are
already in print, and have been sub
mitted to counsel on both (.ides. It is
not intended, however, to make any of
the arguments public until the award is
maue ana accepted py the two countries.
The entire case will probably be sent to
Congress by the President and printed
in the Knilinh blnn hooka.
During the oast week Waahinctnn CUv
nas oeen treated to a series ot "booms
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Thev havn VAnarallv nnrnrraA In tVia
evening, and have had sufficient force to
Bet tne crocaerv vibrating on an the ce
ramic shelves throughout the city. These
heavy detonations have proceeded from
a ratn.malrinv arnarimonf nf tha T
partment of Agriculture, which has been
encamped at Fort Meyer, Va., just up
the Potomac river from Waqhinit.nn en
deavoring to ascertain an economical
method of explosives by testing various
compositions of gases. Tbey have not
hAn trvinot trt make rain fhara lint f,i
ascertain the cheapest and best explosive
compound with which to carry on their
experiments elsewhere. Thev have an.
certained this fact, and the explosive
wnmn will na nami nert u-in rta a r n.
rate powder devised for the purpose and
caROU com nOBBd of threa narta hvrlrncran
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and one part oxygen, which is a cheap
anu simpie metnou, mere win also be
lined nrmnarv i Hum in at! nor traa anil nw.
gen in the proportion of two parts of the
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loriuer anu one oi tne latter, iue con
cussion produced from it does not cost
mora t.lian ona-fvrantiat.h aa n-nirri aa o
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corresponding explosion of dynamite or
one-tenth as much as an explosion of
rosellite," and has the same effect. A
nrevailinir imnreaninn win that, tha in.
tention of the party was to produce rain,
Dut sucn was not tne case, f rom 20,000
to 51.000 feet of gas is generally used in
experiments for that purpose, but at
fort Meyer only several hundred feet
varA cnnniimarl. Arrano-amanta ora nnv
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he,inir made to shin tha entire annaratna
composing over 350,000 pounds of freight!
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wj icsau huu new iuexico tne latter part
of the week to try and make rain in real
aarnaaf. Vint, tha lnpotinna fs tha
tions have not yet been definitely decid-
THE CHICAGO EXPOSITION.
Tha finnan Parrant nf Rnain n iil lm nf.
ficially represented at the Chicago Fair.
The owner of Blarney Castle has re
fused to allow the Blarney stone to be
taken to the Chicago World's Fair.
The Rogers LncnmnHva Wnrk. an1 tha
Brooks Locomotive Works are each build-
inr nichtv-tnn nntrinaa fnr a-rhiViitinn at
the World's Fair, which will be mounted
on pedestals at each side of the entrance
to tne passenger station.
A young lady of Deer Lodge has
heen chonen for t.lia mmlol fnr tha ailtrar
sta'ue of Montana,' which is to be on ex
hibition at Dhicaorn ne-rt. vaar Kha ia a
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native born Montanian and is said to be
possessed ot striking beauty.
Roma idea nf tha RiVa nf the multitude
which will crona tha At.lant.in tn viait tha
World's Fair next year may be gained
from the fact mentioned in a Sun cable
gram that nearly 3,500 members of the
Regent street Polytechnic have already
In anticination of fha larcra vnhima nf
ma.il and tha valnanf nnielr tpanomiDDiin
daring the World's Fair the details of
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an e leva tea roaa p.ave been submitted
o the Postoffice Department by the
United States Ranid Tranoit.
of; Chicago. The plan is to erect this
system between the exposition grounds
and thfi Dhicacrn nnotnfficA and Wmioni
of an electric cable situated high enough
to clear ail buildings along the route at
tain a very nign rate ot Bpeed.
The Increase in the Crop Acreage
in Ireland This Year.
HAMBURG MEN WITHOUT WORK.
George Confers the Decoration oi
the Order of the Savior The
Frightful WPftther i. rannrta.1 In t.
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Great Britain has decided not to retire
irorn Uganda, Africa.
Tennyson makes the list of burials in
eHiminister Aubey 1,173.
The Ministry ha. lieen .natalna.l
the general elections in Portugal.
Belgium is makinir arranuamanta
an international exhibition in 181)5.
The Swiss Guard H a nart nf tha Pnn.
t. i .i i . ' ,r "
uuuncnuiu, are to De dispensed with.
Russia haa nearly $100,000,000 depos
ited in the different European capitals.
The French government intends in
ceasing the military forces in Tonquin.
The striking miners in Carmaux,
France, have decided to continue the
Queen Victoria will spend the winter
months in Italy, at Bientina, eleven miles
east of Pisa.
A West Africa King has just had an
umbrella made for him twenty-one feet
The trolley car is literally astonishing
the natives of Singapore. They call it
the wind carriage.
A Papal brief has been issued confirm
ing the election of Father Martin as
General of the Jesuits.
Order has bt-en restored in Kant;an
del Estero, Argentine, the Federal troops
uaviug uvereuuiu tne reoeis.
General Booth of the British Salvation
Army has issued an appeal for $300,000
to continue his "Darkest England"
The Republic of Paraguay haa offered
very generous premiums to immigrants
who design to follow agricultural indus
tries. It is stated that shirts of chain armor,
which cost about $500, are now worn by
more than one distinguished nersnn in
The outlook in rpffftrd tn oh
a - vumu assaajaju
is not favorable, and foreitrn fonrnala in.
cline to the opinion that prices may be
A house-to-house inanirv at Hnmhnra
has shown 150.000 worki ncrmen wit limit
employment and 8,000 small tradesmen
King George has conferred the decora
tion of the Order of the Savior upon Dr.
Waldstein of the American Arch soil.
ical School at Athens.
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release of the Parish Irish Parliamentary
iuuu uavo ueen accepted py tne Irish
Henry Rvder. formerly United Rtata.
Consul at Copenhagen, haa been sen
tenced to eighieen months at hard labor
for theft, fraud and perjury.
A London theatrical munncror aatra tVia
present year has so far been one of the
mostunremunerative known to the Eng
lish stage for many seasons.'
A syndicate has been formed in Ten
don for the puroose of takinc ovar tha
Whole JE1.T50.0GO of TTrnwnavan atj.lr
oeionging to tne Barring estate.
A statue is to be erected at RaT-le-Dnn
in France, to Earnest Michaux, who is
SUDDOSed to havA invented tha valnni.
pede and thereby paved the way for the
Russia has demanded of Relcom that
all passports issued by that country to
laieuaiog viHiiura to rtussia state tne re
ligion of the bearer. The demand is
aimed at the Jews.
There was auite a larce increase in
the crop acreage in Ireland this vaar
The various crops were grown on 4,884,
784 acres of land, which is an increase
over 1891 of 66,403 acres.
There ' are 1.800 vacant hnnaea in
riauiviunruu-Ltie-iuaiu, na tne news
papers of the city say the number of vis
itors in the city has not been so small in
any corresponding season for years.
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W. M. Conway, a daring English
mountaineer, has succeeded in climhinrr
to the top of one of the Deaks of tha
Hindu Kush Ranre. on the hnrdur nf
Kashmir, to the height of 23,000 feet
It is reported from London that. Rrit.-
iah trOOPS will SOOn be withdrawn frnm
Canada and Newfoundland, Mr. Glad
stone being in favor of having the colonies
rely on themselves as much aa possible.
. The nlans for makinir Paris a seannrt
have been deposited at the Hotel de
VUle. Ihe proposed canal from Rouen
to Paris is to be 110 miles long and
about twenty feet deep, and will cost
135,000,1 00 francs.
The Municipal Council of Paris has
voted a credit of 2.000.000 frana ti
enable an advance to be made in wages
of the city employes, such as street
sweenerg. sewer men. ate... whnaa wacraa
are under 5 francs per day.
Connt Tolstoi has racant.W danneitad
his memoirs, including a larca Hiam nf
1 S QV U.OT. J V
manusnnnt. with the curat ,r nf a Pna.
sian museum, the condition being made
mat tney snau not De puousned until
ten years after the author's death.
The researches of Sir Reginald Pal-
grace, the learned Clerk of the Table of
the House of Commons, have fixed the
exact spot in Westminster Hall where
Charles I. sat during his trial. The po-
a. brass tablet at the east end of the hall.
GETTING SOLID WITH SPAIN.
Apparently England Want, tha lama
1'rlvilrgfl. Granted tha I'nlted State
Now that the world U at peace and the
prottpecU for war anywhere seem remote,
the great nation are devoting their ener
git to the arrangement of commercial re
lation with their neighbor. American
niini.tteni to European courts have scored
their greatet victories by inducing the
govern merits to which they were accredited
to allow the adiniHaion of Yankee beef and
pork. The Spanish reciprocity treaty low
ered the price to American consumers of
Cuban Hugar, and it was thought that no
ether nation would be able to get a favor
able teniis from the Madrid government.
But it seems that of late Lord Salisbury
lias been doing a little dickering with Ibe
rian statettmen, and regarding the report
the Xew York Tribune says: - " '
"The cable dixpatcb relative to the
latest commercial convention between
Spain and England is so sweeping in its
pliraaeology that some doubts may be en
tertained in regard to its absolute correct
ness. British influence U known to be
potent in Spanish governmental circles;
still, commercial arrangements are nothing
but bargains, discussed and effected ac
cording to the reciprocal principle which
prevails in international trade affairs as
well as in diplomacy. It is not usual that
a nation grants commercial privileges
without receiving something in exchange.
No matter how well disposed the cabinet
of Canovas del Castillo may be toward the
ministry of Lord Salisbury, it 'is difficult
to believe that, as the dispatch says, 'Eng
land has obtained the minimum tariff ou
British goods imported into Spain and her
colonies without granting any concessions
in return.' The obtaining of the minimum
tariff constitutes a great privilege, for the
maximum tariff recently adopted in Spain
is really prohibitive.
"The Madrid government haa wisely un
derstood that the best policy is to make
arrangements with other European natioug
on the bonis of the minimum tariff; and it
has readily accepted the propositions made
by France to that effect. But the conces
sions have bfen mutual and not one sided.
France has granted many advantages to
Spain, even though the modus vivendi did
not provide that French exporters might
claim the sAine privileged treatment grant
ed American exporter to the Spanish
West Indies. The French press is Just
now divided on this question, one part
pretending and the other denying that tha
late arrangement extended not only to the
trade with the peninsula, but also to that
with its colonies. It would be strange
that England should have received, with
out herself making any concessions, the
large privilege mentioned in the cable dis
patch. At any rate li the dispatch is cor
rect and if Great Britain can trade with
Cuba and the Spanish colonies on the basis
of the minimum tariff, this does not give
her the privileges Becured to the United
States by the reciprocity treaty signed by
Tha Althorp Library.
English writers are beginning to recog
nize the fact that America ia a formidable
competitor in many fields. Speaking of
the sale of the Althorp library The St.
James Gazette says that "selling it in a
lump can mean only one thing selling it
to America." It then adds: "We trust
that may not happen, since Lord Spencer's
collection contains many volumes which it
is a national pride to possess such, for in
stance, as the famous Valdarfar 'Boccac
cio,' which Lord Blandford wrested from
the second Earl Spencer for 3,260, to be
ultimately bought for Althorp for the
bagatelle of 750. It will be an epoch
making sale, for this great library con
tains some ."0,000 volumes, mostly price
less. Scarce editions on vellum and large
paper, magnificent printing and dazzling
bindings by Pasdeloup and Roger Payne,
these are its glories. Many of the books,
too, have famous histories. They have
felt the touch of the Pompadour or of
Diane de Poitiers or the elegant grasp of
Francis I. There are eighty-two out of the
ninety-nine known productions of Caxton,
tosay nothing of the famous Mentz Psalter,
a copy of which has fetched 5,000. To
sell the Althorp library, indeed, is almost
as though we were going to sell the rarest
rarities of the printed book department of
the British museum."
' Provided for a Pet Cat.
It is getting so that the making of a will
generally turns out to be the beginning of
a lawsuit. The celebrated legal battles
over the estates of Stephen Girard and
Samuel J. Tilden are still fresh in mem
ory, and just now the people of Paris are
discussing a case that involves less money
but more fun than those mentioned. Mme.
Dubrai, who died recently, left a small sum
of money to the school fund on condition
that a certain amount shall be devoted to
the support of her pet cat. A trusty per
son is to be nominated by the mayor, who
will undertake to house pussy and give
him three meals a day, consisting of such ,
delicacies as lights, liver and heart. It is
estimated that, after this charge has been
met, there will only be about 200 francs a
year left for the fund, and the question
now agitating public functionaries ia.
whether that sum is worth the responsibil
ity to be incurred. tThe courts are to de
cide the matter.
The Value of Lemonade.
Regarding lemonade a Philadelphia au
thority says that it is a healthy drink if
properly made, and is good for malaria,
biliousness and other attendant evils. On
no account should it be made in any tin
vessel, as the acid of the lemon forms
with the tin a poison that is very apt to
produce sickness. It is better to drink
lemonade without sugar if possible, and in
any event it should not be too sweet. A
physician who has a great deal of experi
ence recommends a glass of lemonade
without sugar before going to bed and an
other on rising in the morning, about half
an hour before breakfast. Lemons should
not be eaten clear, but should always be
diluted with water.
Holding pillows in her teeth while she
dr-w on .pillow slips caused a chamber
maid in a New York hotel to lose all her
lower teeth. She had to change several
beds a day, and this performance for a
period of eleven years so loosened her lower
teeth that they dropped out.