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VOL. 5. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. MARCH 17, 1894. NO. 42. ; -
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:.v.,!!J LATE J. C. WILMERDING. :
, A Project on Foot In San Francisco to
Organize a New Jockey Club Re
ducing Wages on Ocean Steamers
" ' Chinese In Southern California.
Lob Angeles. Up to date only 2,000
Chinese have registered in this district
under the extension of time granted by
.Congress for- that "purpose.i Of these
.' 1(100 are from' Los Angeles city, the
" others registering at various points in
. Southern California.' As' there are some
20,000 Chinese in this section, it is seen
that tLey are not coming forward with
much rupidity. ' V'
,, The New .Astoria Railroad Project. '
Portland. R. W. Baxter, E. 8. Van
, Kuran and A. J. Borie have filed arti
cles of incorporation for the Columbia
r , ' ' - River Railroad Company, with head
quarters in Portland. The capital stock
' is placed at $3,000,000. This is the com
' pany which will build a railway from
. . this city to Goble and thence along the
' ' . Columbia river to Astoria The project
'V'. '.v brs also propose constructing a line from
' ' ' 'fclavel to Tillamook Head and into the
' dower Mehalem Valley and , to Vernonia
' i . 'x fields in the upper Nehaleul Valley.
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Reducing Wages on Steamers. '
f San Francisco. The crew of the Oce
anic Steamship Company's steamer Ala
; . . meda received notice of aut in wages
N to ruling rates for deep-water steam ves
'vTBels as established by the Pacific Mail
, Company. Heretofore the Oceanic Com
- , . pany has been paying firemen $60 per
, " ' mouth at sea and adding rations at near
'!, ; est restaurant when in port. The cut is
; j to $45, the rate paid on the Pacific Mail
-- v. . ' boats. Coal passers are cut from $45 to
$40, and there are twelve on each of the
Fteamers. In the steward's department
" ' : . 'the cut is from $25 to $20. Officers are
hot- all'ected in any division of the ship.
ANOTHER JOCKEY CtPB. , .;
, Members of the Iefunot Blood Horse
'' ' Association Heartily In Sympathy.
';. San Francisco. -There is a project on
foot; to organize another jockey club,
modeled after the Eastern clubs.. Lead
, -ing breeders are interesting themselves
. "in the enterprise. ' The proposition is to
' build a track at JFruitvale or some other
. place across the bay. Many of tue mem
bers of the defunct Blood Horse Associ
ation are heartily in sympathy with the
new movement. The proposition is to
secure 2U0 members at $1,000. , This
would give the hew association $200,000
to purchase the ground necessary and
build a track that would be a credit to
the State It is stated that W.O'B. Mc
Uonough, J. B. Haggin, C. Boots,' Sim
eon Keed, L. J. Rose, Frank Burke, O.
F. Ojeda, K. J. Baldwin, J. Cairn Simp
son, Daniel Burns and other representa
tive breeders and owners will interest
"., themselves in the formation of the. new
, Miller of Portland is Bequeathed
Twenty Thousand Dollars.
San Francisco. The will of the late
J. Clute Wilmerding, who for years was
known as one of the leading wholesale
liquor' dealers of the Pacific Coast, has
been filed for probated The estate is es
timated to be worth about $2,000,000.
Specific legacies amount to $1,545,000.
Among his two brothers and four sisters,
all living in New York, is divided $676,
000. To his nephew, Henry W. Payne
of New York is bequeathed $200,000. A
large number of more distant relatives
are also generously remembered. Be
quests to public institutions are as fol
lows : Protestant Orphan Asylum, San
Francisco, $10,000; St. Luke's Hospital,
$10,000; San ' Francisco Hospital for
Children, $10,000; Golden Gate Kinder
garten, $10,000; Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Animals, $5,000. The
-inost interesting bequest in a public
sense is that of $400,000 to the Regents
of the University of California to estab
lish and maintain a school to be called
the Wilmerding School of Industrial
Arts, to teacn Doys trades, ntung uieui
to make a living with their hands. The
Iresidue ot tne estate is oequeatnea w
Lucius is., wnmeraing ana tienry w.
Paima skirA nnr) bIihio alike. Amonc
fee relatives to whom bequests are made
ia Mrs. Nancy MiUer ot rortiana, ur.,
$000. ; ;
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
Kyle introduced in the Senate a bill
lor the establishment ot a national uni
versity.' It was referred to a select com
mittee. The Senate resolution requesting, the
President to suspend action in the reon
solidatiori of the land offices until after
the passage of the next sundry civjl ap
propriation bill, offered by Teller.wa8
agreed to.- . -
j The House Committee on Judiciary
has decided to make a favorable' report
on the bill giving Clerks of the Circuit
Courts, of California, and Nevada twice
the compensation now allowed and re
tain fees to the amount of $7,000. -
A cablegram received by Secretary
Herbert from Admiral Bpnham at Rio
states that he had transferred his flag
from the san J5 rancisco to thewew York.
His purpose was to allow the San Fran
cisco to go outside the harbor for fresh
air. The shins are taking turns at the.
duty of staying in the harbor, and it is
now the New York's turn.: Benham and
staff are the only persons in the fleet
unable to indulge in the change.
The Interstate Commerce Committee
of the Senate the other morning heard
arguments on behalf of the proposed
amendment to the interstate commerce,
law to allow railroad pooling, reasonable
rates to be fixed by the Interstate Com
merce Commission, with the right of
appeal to the Federal Court for final ad
judication; J. K. Counselinan of Chi
cago, a large grain shipper, made the
argument. George B. Blanchard, Com-
iiiiHtuuiier ul iue ueutrai xramu .a&auuia-
tion, and J. K. Cowen, counsel of the
Baltimore and Ohio, were also heard.
The comparative easiness with which
the Brazilian insurgent' ship Aquidaban
moves in and out of the harbor at' Rio
under a galling fire of the forta has set
Congressmen to thinking, demonstrat
ing as it does the uselessness of land
fortifications to prevent warshins from
going in or out of a harbor at pleasure.
Representative Livingstone says he be
lieves in case of war our main reliance
would be on naval vessels of the Mianto
nomoh type, which could be readily
moved about the harbor . and would be
able to fight on even terms with any
t Hawley introduced a resolution in the
Senate that the Secretary of the Interior
send to the Senate the most advanced
copy of the census office returns relative
to manufactures. He explained that
the report was far advanced toward com
pletion during the incumbency of Super
intendent Porter1 and Secretary Noble,
but had been withheld ; but he thought
the information should be in possession'
of the Senate- .during the tariff discus
sion. On the suggestion of Cockrell he
amended the resolution by directing the
Secretary to state the reasons for the
delay and directing him to submit the
latest information in his possession. The
resolution as amended was agreed to.
In response to a resolution the Civil
Service Commission transmitted to the
Senate a statement of the various al
leged violations of the civil service law
since March 4, 1889, by officers appointed
by the President. The feature of the
report is an attack on Secretary Carlisle,
and the Treasury department lor wnoie
sale violations of the civil service re
quirements. Commissioner Roosevelt
cites the case of a certain clerk dismissed
from the Treasury Department for polit
ical reasons, and says when his attention
was called to the fact that Carlisle took
the position that it was not a violation
of the civil service law to remove a man
for political reasons. Roosevelt there-'
fore recommends the matter be brought
to the.attention of the President.
It is the purpose of the Senate Com
mittee on Foreign Relations to take up
Morgan's bill for the reorganization of
the Nicaragua Canal Company during
the present session. Morgan and Frye
are both known to be anxious -to pro
mote the enterprise. It is understood
the President is convinced of the im
portance of the canal, and Gresham is
also in accord with Morgan on. the sub
ject. Publication of the testimony taken
by this commission in the Hawaiian in
vestigation contains many allusions to
the canal brought out by questions asked
by these Senators to demonstrate the
importance of controlling the islands in
case the canal was built and to show the
dependence of one interest on the other.
Bryan of Nebraska introduced in the
House a bill to amend the Revised Stat
utes bo as to permit in civil cases a ver
dict of three-fourths of the jury and
such verdict have the same force and efr
feet as a unanimous verdict. He said :
" I have favored this change for several
years, and my attention was called to- it
anew by a suggestion made by Judge
Brewer at the Chicago Union League
Club banquet last Thursday. In civil
cases there is no reason why litigants
should be compelled to fight until one
can secure a unanimous verdict. Disa
greements are usually caused by one or
two members of the jury, and . a three
fourths verdict would settle most cases,
making a great saving of costs,"
Secretary Herbert has sent to Cum
mings of tne House Committee on Naval
Affairs a letter indorsing the project of
rescuing the Kearsarge. The Secretary
urged that any action toward rescue be
taken at once. The committee voted to
report favorably the bill of Blair of New
Hampshire, but was more generous than
Blair proposed; while his bill would ap
propriate $30,000, the committee decided
to raise the sum to $45,000, with the pro
viso that the wrecking company shall
receive not more than $10,000 if the at:
tempt be a failure. Several proposals
for raising the Kearsarge have been
made by wrecking companies that rep
resent that the attempt would be per
fectly feasible. The Naval Committee
sought to secure immediate considera
tion for the bill, but Bland demanded
that the silver debate proceed, adding
that the Kearsarge rescue and other
projects would have . to wait until the
silver bill was disposed of.
AN AMERICAN PROTECTIVE AS
Boss McKane Makes His Debut at the
Sing Sing Penitentiary Pittsburg Is
Enjoying a Boom In Matrimony The
Tribe of Ben Hut, -y.. ,.-
Crawfordbville, Ind. The first court
of the Supreme Tribe of Ben Hur, the
new secret society, has been instituted
in -Crawford8ville with 447 charter mem
bers. The ceremonies concluded with a
banquet... The organization will now
proceed to institute lodges all. over the
country, there being -nearly "l(006t jtpp lo
cation! on nana. u
. ' , A Second Notice Given.
- Washington. Commissioner Lochren
has" sent Judge Long of the Michigan
Supreme Court a second formal notifica
tion that unless within thirty days he
establishes by additional evidence his
right to his present pension rating his
pension will be reduced to Sou a month.
This is in accordance with Judge Cox's
One Peculiar Feature at least. '
; Minneapolis. Phil Scheig, ex-teller
of the Bank of Minneapolis, has practi
cally completed the confession of his gi
gantic steal from the bank, admitting
the embezzlement ot over sizs.uuu. une
strange feature of the case is that he
robbed the bank ot $oU,UUU prior to Jan
uarv 1. 1893. The bank people discov
ered this, but Scheig was re-employed at
an increased salary and stole an addi
tional $73,000. Scheig implicates Frank
and his son Floyd now on trial.
THAT ANTI-CATHOLIC SOCIETT.
Another American Protective Associa-
, ' tion Row Occurs.
. Milwaukee. An American Protective
Association row in Milwaukee's crack
regiment the Fourth is exciting mili
tary circles. Captain West of the Rush
Guards is charged with discharging sev
eral members of the regiment because
they were members of. the American
protective Association, and an investiga
tion has been ordered. West is said to
have admitted the charge, and claims
that such action is necessary to restore
harmonv in the regiment. It is further
sajd that Captain Burton, West's prede
cessor, who recently resigned, was a
member of the American Protective As
sociation and . filled the company with
members of the association, tearing an
uprising of Catholics." It is claimed : by
some of WeBt's friends that the proposed
investigation will reveal a plot to pack
the Wisconsin National Guard' with
members of the anti-Catholic organiza
tion. . " - '' '
THE ARMY OF UNEMPLOYED.
A Preference for Married Men Causes
Many Marriages in Pittsburg.
Pittsburq. Owing to the great de
mand for public work in the parks at '$1
per day, the city employment committee
issued an order some time ago to employ
only married men. This had the effect
of. causing a big boom in matrimony.
Every unmarried Italian and Pole in
Pittsburg seems to be hunting a wife.
One of them says the boom in matri
mony was caused by the refusal of "the
committee to hire men who had -nobody
else depending on them. All the mar
riageable young women who are Willing
to begin the married state on $1 per day,
he said, had been taken, and unless the
order is rescinded trouble will happen in
the Italian ' and Polish colonies. Chief
Clerk McMahon of the employment com
mittee says that many .men who had
been refused work went away and in a
few days returned with their marriage
certificates, thinking it would entitle
them to a job. When refused a chance
to earn $1 a- day they thought they had
been trifled with, and cursed the com
mittee. The offer made by Andrew Car
negie to duplicate every dollar raised for
the relief of the poor expired yesterday.
It was made for two months. The con
tributions were $125,170.72. As Mr.
Carnegie will duplicate this, the total
amount raised so ..far is - $250,341.44.
There is still enough' left in the treasury
and with what is expected to keep 4,000
men at work during March,
M'KANE IN PRISON GARB.
The Gravesend " Boss " Now an Inmate
of Sing Sing.
SiNd, Sing, N. Y A large crowd
awaited the arrival of the train , bearing
John Y; McKane to prison.''"ilt arrived
here at 3 p. m. McKane and his custo
dians walked to the prison gate, followed
by the reporters McKane passed through
the prison yard to the office of "Warden
Durstqn', where he was received by As
sistant Clerk Westlake. ' Sheriff Bunt
ling produced the commitment, and
handed it to Westlake, who said to Mc
Kane : " Your term is six years." Mr.
Westlake then wrote on the document
"Four years and three months," indi
cating the net limitof McKane's sentence
less the commutation. for good conduct.
McKane removed jhis" gbld watch and
chain from his waistcoat, took his dia
mond ring from.his finger, his diamond
stud from his shirt, as well as his dia
mond sleeve buttons, and gave them to
Striker Williams to take back to Mc
Kane's family. . McKane also -produced
$25.79 in bills and change, and handed
the money to Clerk Westlake. SThe cus
tomary questions were then put -to Mc
Kane. McKane was taken to the prison
barber shop, and his mustache and im
perial were quickly shaven off. He was
then given a convict's suit, which .he
put on himself. . No cell was assigned
him. He will for the present be in what
is known as the idle ranks. McKane
went through the erdeal with firmness,
and ihowed no iigns of depression.
4the mipwinter exposition
' The first' month of the California
Midwsnter International Exposition has
closed in a blaze of glory, and with a
record of nearly half a million visitors
since the gates were opened.' With the
single exception of the Russian display,
which is not yet .vuite complete, the ex
position is all in apple-pie order, ond it
challenges the criticism of its patrons.
An interesting fact has thus far been
developed in connection with the patron
age that has been given the exposition.
The proportion of railway, coupon ad
missions is much larger than had gener
ally been 'anticipated. "-. It was noticed
particularly on Washington's birthday,
when, 85,000 people passed the turnstiles,
tnat !herlyoheeighth' of "this number
came tor; San Francisco by 'rail;; and
passed in on - the admission coupons
which they had pnrchased at the rail
way ticket office. It had been thought
that the great bulk of outside patronage
would come later in the season,, and if a
proportionate increase is developed here,
as was the' case in ' Chicago, the later
attendance at the exposition will exceed
every exposition. . " "
' The people of San Francisco, and a
great many- residents here of remote
parts of the great empire State of the
Pacific, say to themselves that ' there is
plenty of time for them to see the fair,
and that they .will wait until every pos
sible attraction has been prepared.
Meanwhile, however, San Franciscans
turn out on special occasions just for
the fun of. the. thing, though they are
postponing their careful inspection of
the exhibits until another time. . Henco
it is that the expectation of the manage
ment that the repeated visits: of peopl
within the radius of a few miles of San
Francisco may be relied on to swell the
gate receipts is sure to be realized, and
hay continues to be made on the sunny
midwinter days by making special gala
occasions of holidays and of other day!
where circumstances warrant the effort,(
Washington's birthday proved to be
as pe-fect a day as one could wish to
see. ' It was clear and mild as the 27th
of January, when the . exposition was
formally opened. There was a general
rush to the exposition - grounds, and
everybody seemed to be delighted.
During the day the first of a series of
Concession Parades was held, all the
"funny people of the fair joining in a
demonstration twice around . the grand
central court with a wealth of martial
music and beneath the flutter of a thous
and flags. '-. The Oriental Village, the
Hawaiians,' the Japs,' the Esquimaux,
the. Indians, the wild animals from
Boone's Arena, t and our own character
IsQc '49' Mining Camp outfit were the
leaders in this processional movement,
and the success of the venture promises
great things for future efforts in the
same direction. , ; . ;
On the evening of Washington's Birth
day occurred the first of a series of dis
plays made by the Pain Fireworks com
pany of Chicago and New York, and it
is needless to say that this display made
an impression which will not soon be
forgotten by the thousands of Calif orni-
ans whose good fortune it had not
hitherto been to witness pyrotechnics on
such an elaborate scale. These displays
and to be made twice a week now dur
ing the entire term of the exposition.
Another attraction is to be added for a
period of five weeks, commencing on
March 15, in the engagement of Sousa's
famous band.' This remarkable musical
organization has already paid one visit
to the Pacific Coast, and it is sanguinely
relied on by the management as a draw
ing' card. ' ' ; ', ' '
Friday, Feb. 23, was Childrens' Day
at the exposition. ' Free tickets had been
given to each of the thirty odd thousand
school children of. San Francisco, and
they swooped down upon the exposi
tion with their teachers', their " parents
and their big sisters and owned; the
place from morning until night -- Jap
anese fireworks were given, for their
benefit in tjie afternoon, and the won
derful prismatic electric fountain played
an hour earlier than usual so the little
ones could get early to bed, but there
was no such thing as driving them
home. S '.Thousands lingered until- the
last whistle blew- and the' lights went
out, and the next morning there was a
litter ofLpapers, of orange parings, and
of luncheon remnants, as might have
been expected after a crowd of 55,000
children of the larger and the smaller
growth. But this army of juvenile ad
vertisers seemed to get in their work at
once.;,. The attendance on the day fol
lowing their. onslaught was the largest
of any, Saturday during the fair, and the
Sunday attendance was also inore satis
factory than might have, been expected
after such a holiday drai.' on the peo
ple's purse, i : '":"- ' ' , . '
The month of March is to open with a
grand gala day on the -3rd inst., under
the auspices of the state of Vermont.
There are 7,000 .Vermont-born, residents.
of Caalifornia, and the' great majority
of them are to be here on the occasion
referred tov Governor Fuller of Ver
mont, accompanied .by his wife and a
party of friends, has come on purposely
to.participate in' the festivities. , T wo
carloads of snow have been brought
down from . the bierras, and there will
be a genuine Green mountain "sugaring
off, S a regular- Vermont supper, a ball,
the electric fountain, ' the inauguration
of the great alectric tower and a special
display of fireworks. , This is to be the
first state, day and the Vermonters in
tend to make a record which the mana
gers of other special days will be placed
on their mettle to break.
OLD WORLD CABLES.
SALISBURY'S AMENDMENTS TO
, PARISH COUNCILS BILL.
The Russian-German Alliance Debate
ITpon Its Approval Opened In : the
. ' German Reichstag, and Much Oppo
sition Develops Gladstone.
Berlin. In the Reichstag debate on
the Russo-German commercial . treaty
was opened. Von Mirbach on behalf of
the Conservatives gave an explanation
of the reasons which had decided tthe
party not to Bupport the government,
contending the treaty would prove an
injury-ta German ; husbandry greater
than the advantages which could possi
bly follow its passage. Von Bibiestein
declared German manufacturers and
merchants secured under the treaty an
estimable boon. Husbandry: , profited
nothing by the present customs tariff,
and agrarians should direct their, efforts
toward influencing federal governments
in favor of practical solicitude for Ger
man husbandry. The government could
not surrender at discretion to the de
mands of the agrarians. Count von
Moltke opposed the treaty in the name
of the Imperialists. Ricbart urged the
adoption of the treaty, saying the en
trance of Russia into the European com
mercial community would have impor
tant consequences. V;
GOD SAVE IRELAND.
The Fenians of Cork Placard the Walls
' ' of That City. .
: CoRK.-The visit to Ireland of the Rt.
Hon, John Morley, Chief Secretary for
Ireland, has caused a demonstration of
the feeling of resentment which the
homerulers have cherished against him
since his refusal to receive a deputation
of the, evicted tenants' association. This
treatment led the evicted tenants' asso
ciation of Cork to return to the princi
ples of the old Land League, and they
appointed a vigilance committee, whose
dutv it was to see that bovcottinc land
grabbers was rigidly enforced. Yester
day the Fenians placarded the city with
green posters headed in large type with
the word "Amnesty." The placards de
clare that Daly and other Irish martyrs
are dying by inches in English prisons.
while Mr. Money's promiee to release
the political prisoners is still unfulfilled.
Continuing, the placards say : . " France
and the United States have granted am
nesty to political prisoners. '., Shall Eng
land be the only- nation ; to refuse?
Speak, John Morley; Ireland demands
an answer.' God save Ireland." ;
THE PARISH COUNCfXS BILL. -
Two of Salisbury's Latest Amendments
Are Rejected by the Commons.
London. The House of Commons by
a vote of 212 to 161 rejected Salisbury's
new amendment of February 23 in the
House of Lords to the parish councils
bill, enabling parishes of between 200
and 500 inhabitants to dispense with the
parish councils. It also adopted by a
vote of 196 to 139 Gladstone's motion to
reject Salisbury's amendment of Febru
ary 23 regarding the "proportion of elect
ive trustees in the parish charities, Salis
bury having succeeded in haying carried
by the Lords a motion to restrict the
proportion to: one-third, but afterwards
the House agreed to Harcourt's compro
mise, that restriction of the proportion
of elective trustees to one-third be op
tional and not obligatory. ; . , -
Political Prisoners Released.
Ottawa, Ontario. The Governor-Gen
eral has signed the release from jail of
the two political prisoners. Thomas Mc-
Greevey and Michael Connelly, who in
November last were sentenced to a term
of twelve months for conspiring to de
fraud the government, it is stated that
McGreevey has papers in his possession
which , seriously compromise several
members of the present government.
and that after he is released he will
make their contents public. -, ,
Frightened by a Petard. .
Pisa. During a performance at the
Theater Nuovo a petard thrown into the
auditorium through a window in the
rear of the stage burst and created the
greatest excitement, but did no damage.
The people rushed for the exits, but the
conductor of the orchestra shouted that
there was no danger and ordered the or
chestra to strike up the national anthem
and later the Garibaldian hymn. No
arrests have been made. - -
A Mob of Italian Feasants.
Rome, A mob of peasants in Acqua-
vivadelle Fonti, province of Bari, tried
to rescue a comrade arrested by the poi
lice. After they were driven fronj the
jail the-mob attacked the police station.
smashed the doors and windows, and put
tne occupants to nignt. Alter a street
fight the mob . dispersed. The leaders
were arrested. Several persons were i.n
jdred during the riot. - .
; No Truth in the Story. '
Paris. The Cocarde, pays that Presi
dent Carnot had requested the recall of
the Marquis of Dufferin, British Ambas
sador to France. The story was , a pal
pable falsehood, and was denounced as
such oh the best authority. The Cocarde
Bretended to believe that the Marquis of
ufferin had been interfering with the
affairs of the French legation , in Copen
hagen, jj ',,;.; ,-' .'. ' y -. .
Gladstone's Temporary Retirement.
LoNDON.HThe Mor-ning Post publishes
an unconfirmed rumor to the effect that
Gladstone informed the Queen he was
about to undergo an operation for his
eyes and desired the royal sanction to
Lord Rosebery acting as Premier pro
The 'monthly family, water rate in
Fairhaven is 42.50. - : ; i.v't v .
An effort is being made to establish a .
fruit cannery at WhatCom. --.
There has not been a prisoner in the
Pacific county jail for a year.
Prospecting for coal is ' being carried
on at several points in the Olympics, , "
The Catholic ladies of .',Olt -Tac6ma
have given 2,732 free dinners this winter.
The Northern Pacific has" moved its
icehouse and coal bunkers-from Walluia '
to Pasco. . , . . ,
A good many men are leaving Walla .
Walla for the Blue creek region to. pros-
npp.t. inr ardA . . ,. -..- ,- --. ,-
1 Fairhaven is' " pleased ..because San .
Francisco steamers are to begin touching
there both ways. . . -.'' '
The Pierce County Fruit'G'rqwers' As
sociation is preparing, to erect a large
cannery in Tacoma. j v ; . , , v
The Secretary of State will soon issue
a small pamphlet Betting forth the-resources
of the State. :. ;' T.."
Seattle, it is announced, is to have an
iron furnace and freight-car -'shojjs., em
ploying over 2,000 men. , "; :. , -: :'.-.'
A citizens' committee of Spokane is
preparing a new charter for the city, to
be voted on at the next municipal elec
tion. . ...
The Hoquiam Masonic Lodge has just
received a gavel made of olive wood from
Jerusalem. The handle is made of wood
from the river Jordan. -. . r ,;
The. Ilwaco Navigation' Company has
bid -6n the Sealand-South Bend mail
route, and in. case it is successful will
cover it with the steamer Ilwaco.'
Henry Kelling, Secretary of the Walla '
Walla - Board of Trade, has received a'
letter from the Commissioners of the -
California Midwinter Fair solicitlngian
exhibit from the Walla Walla Valley and
offering space free of charge. 1 The invi-.
tation will be submitted .to the Board of
Trade.' " . ' , v. .- ;
Yakima declines to abanjoa its State
Fair in order to help out the Tacoma en- -.
terprise. It has spent $10,000 raised, bv
subscription and $11,500 of State njrjfleyr
Washington building "at, the.' World's-'
Fair is there; and will not be - permitted 1
to go to Tacoma until -after the .State
fair is ended. ',- s:;';;.'.-'-1.;
John Leads, a colored bootblack of
Olympia, has gone to Canada to prove
his identity and claim a fortuneof $500,-
uvu. xi seems mat a Kinu oiu lauy wno
adopted him as her" servant . years ago
died recently in Canada Without leang
natural neirs and willed .her fortune to
the colored boy. who. was kind-to hcdn
years gone by, but she had lost his .ad-""'
dress. An Olympia gentleman saw the
advertisement to ascertain Leads' ad- .
dress. ; The latter is nearly crazed with
joy at the news. He put up his boot
black kit and took the first train. 1
Work on the Cascade locks has started
up again. -
Salem's telephone tolls are to be re
duced from $5 to $2 per month.
The government's special agent is in
charge now at the Chemawa School. . --
At Astoria Edward Braekhus. " the -
inspired one," is attracting large audi
ences to hear his utterances while '
"filled with the Holy (ihost."" but the
opinions of the peopie concerning him '
are of a decidedly mixed nature. Many
pronounce him a fakir " pure and sim
ple, and find in him a source of amuse
ment; others show marked indications
of anger at the failure to expose what
they unhesitatingly pronounce a fraud, i
while still others are inclined to the be
lief that he is really inspired. Those
who attend the services are not permit-
ted to see uraeunus when he is about to
go into his trance, curtains being used
until the word is given that he is ready
to perform. It was remarked that he
spoke with greater fluency when out of
the trance state. . ;
At Portland Judge Bellinger has ren-'
dered an important decision in the suit
of the Kodiak Packing Company against
the Haytian Republic. On January 17
this steamer was released from the libel '
of the United States, and United States
Marshal Grady on the decree of the court
directing him to deliver the vessel to J.
L. Hartman, receiver of the Northwest ''
Trust and Loan Company, did bo, and
simultaneously arrested her on a writ of -the
Kodiak Packing Company. The at
torneys for Receiver Hartman claimed
that the vessel, being in the hands of a ,
receiver in a State court, was without
the jurisdiction of the United States
court, and on this ground excepted to the r
libel of the Kodiak Company. The court f
decided that the action of the Marshal
in turning the vessel over' to the loan
company and then rearresting her does "
not in any way affect the i ights of the
parties in the matter, and denied the
exception to the libel. ,, .
' Old fishermen at Astoria are already -beginning
to prophesy concerning the
probability of a good run 'of -tfsh early
the. coming season. They alt agree in
believing that between April 20 and May
20 the salmon will come into the river
in immense swarms and bear out the old
theory about the four-year run. In 1886
during the two 'months' strike the finh '
were particularly plentiful ; again in 1890
the same rush was repeated, and it is ,
looked for again in 1894. A. B. Alexan
der, .the United States fish expert, lias l
left i Astoria' for. Portland, from which
city he will visit the Sacramento and San '
Joaquin rivers. Ddring his stay at As- .
toria he collected a great many statistics -with
reference to the salmon pack of last
year, and spared no pains to arrive at -the
exact figures connected with the in- -dustry.
Mr. Alexander states that his
notes will be embodied in the next re- '
port on the fisheries of the United States
to be issued by the government in De-
cember or January. He will include in
this report several facts concerning the
whaling industry oh the Coast, as well
as the prospects of the Pacific region for
future fishing trade.