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HOOD RITKK, OR.
GRANT EVANS, Proprietor.
Shaving and hn!r-cutting neatly done. Satis
Worth Taking Up Kay Woolen
Mills Subsidy Entirely Subscribed
' From All Parts of Oregon. 1
Coquille City is going to have a sash
and door factory.
A oommeroial club baa been inoor
porated by the citizens of La Grande.
There are now 1,033 patients in the
state insane asylum, and disbursements
for last month . averaged $10.89 per
. Two mail lines will probably be es
tablished from Ashland ' to Klamath
Falls, and from Ager to Klamath Falls,
thus doing away with the present pony
line to Snake. .
The $25,000 subsidy required for the
rebuilding of the Kay woolen mills at
Salem has now been entirely subscrib
ed. Machinery for a four stamp mill
of double the oapaoity of the former
will be ereoted.
'- It is stated that there is little gov
ernment land in Coos oounty worth
taking up for farming purposes. Creek
bottoms are nearly all settled and so
is good bench land except in such
plaoes that are too far away from
roads or navigable streams. There
is considerable vacant land in Curry
: The samlon paok for the season of
1895 amounted to the following num
ber of cases for: the Columbia river:
617,460, valued at $3,842,028.65. Of
these 483,178 oases were packed on the
Oregon side and 184,282 oases on the
Washington' side; 457,812 oases were
Eoyal Chinnook and 81,500 cases were
fall Chinook salmon. On the Oregon
coast streams and bays 62,620 cases
Were put up. Awut per wmi ui
the catch on the Columbia river was
takeu with gill nets. Twelve per cent
with seines, 19 per oent with traps and
5 per oent with wheels. The number
of persons employed in the fisheries
and allied industries in this state dur
ing the year was 5,849, to whom was
paid the enormous sura of $1,236,246
for labor. The paok this year was
larger than for any season sinoe the
origin of the industry, save two, 1888
and 1884, when the pack was 629,400
and 620,000 oases respectively.
H. L. Thomas, of Seattle, has a
scheme to build an electric road be
tween Taooma and the Queen city.
: There has been a sudden demand for
work oattle on Puget sound, and the
cattlemen are unable to supply the de
mand. Cattle may be worth $200 a
span before winter is past.
A bank is to be established in New
Whatoom by a Chioago man, who has
already established banks in Colfax,
and at Union, Or. He states that the
new" institution will be capitalized
, The ordinance providing for the is
sue of $1,250,000 warrants for the con
struction of the water system at Seat
tle was carried, with a light vote and
registration. The vote was 2,831 in
favor and 1,506 against.
It is said the distillery near. Golden
dale will soon be in operation. The
company is now arranging to buy
1,200 head of hogs and 800 of oattle,
for winter feeding for the early spring
market The resumption of business
by the distillery will be of great bene
fit to the Kliokitat farmers.
( There is a movement on foot to send
a ton or nax oi wasningion growm w
the Barbour works in . Ireland. And
the manufacturers have said that
they will hackle it and otherwise pre
pare it to show just what can be done
value in comparison with other flax.
Judge Hanford, of the United States
court has rendered a decision that land
claimed by a railroad under its grant,
but for which no patent has been is
sued, are not assessable and taxable as
the property of the railroad company.
This will reduce the assessment of the
Northern Paoifio Railroad . Company
in many counties;
The state land .commission has in
vested 1 $160,000 of the permanent
school fund in state warrants. This.
amount with the sum already invested
in oounty bonds and the amount draw
ing interest on the contracts of the
purchase of sohool lands, will make a
whole sum for the permanent sohool
fund now drawing interest, about $2,
The new town of Nez Peroes is lo
cated about fifty miles from Lewis ton.
The Cottonwood Piping & Milling
Company, expect to kill over 1,000
head of hogs this month.
The wool clip of Idaho for 1895 will
amount to 8,00,0000 pounds, an in-'
orease of 1,000,000 over last year.
A general paoking house is a new
enterprise about to be started at Idaho
Falls by a stock company, with a oapi
tal of $4,000.
Salmon are said to be dying by the
hundreds in Snake river. They are
washed ashore and many dogs have
died from eating them.
The jail at Belt, reoently destroyed
by fire, is to be promptly rebuilt
A two story brick will soon be erect
ed for the Soldiers Home at Helena.
It will cost $10,000.
A New York capitalist will erect a
handsome three story building block at
Billings, in the spring.
Billings contemplates a proposed sys
tem of sewerage which is estimated
will cost about $35,000.
The machinery has been purchased
for a oomplete flouring mill at Butte,
with a capacity of seventy-five barrels
per day. ,
The people at Billings, Livingston
and the oounties of Custer and Yellow
stone are agitating the opening of a
portion of the Crow reservation by an
aot of congress this session. .
A salmon cannery is reported to be a
new enterprise that will be established
near Victoria next season.
. The Kaslo and Sdoan railroad has
been completed and accepted by the
Canadian government The road ex
tends from Kootenai to the southwest
and is literally lined with mines.
A company has just finished reclaim
ing 8,000 acres of first seotion and 45,-
000 acres on the Kootenai river. ' It
will be plaoed on the market in the
spring, uver sjaeo.uuu nave tnus lar
been expended on the work.
Hardly one year ago there was but
one log house on the site of the city of
Rossland now occupies. There are now
8,000 people there, the town has eleo
trio lights, a telephone system and wa
ter works are being put in. Rossland
is in Trail creek distriot, about eight
miles from the boundary line. Three-
fourths of the mining interests there
are held by residents of Spokane.
The mine owners and business men
in the Fort Steele seotion of East Koo
tenai have petitioned the Dominion
government for an appropriation to im
prove Kootenai river from Fort Steele
south to the international boundary
line, says the Nelson Tribune. - It is
aimed the river oould be navigated
eight months in the year were it im
proved. It is also . olaimed that there
will be 50 tons of ore on the river bank
by the time navigation opens in the
Atlanta Congress on Africa.
Atlanta, Ga., . Deo. . 18. Governor
Atkinson, in his address before the con
gress on Africa, said, in referrng to
the interest of the negroes in the con
version and salvation of the Dark Con
tinent, that it remained for eaoh to
deoide for himself whether he would
go or remain. ."You are free oitizena
of this republic If you care to stay,
the choice is yours; if you think best to
cas your lot among the people of your
old country, none may say you nay.
So long as I have a voice in the affairs
of Georgia I shall do my utmost to see
that the oolored man has his rights."
The objeot of this oogress is to give the
American negroes a right view of their
relation to the civlization and redemp
tion of Africa.
To Protect Public Funds. .
San Francisco, . Deo. 18. The state
bank commissioners have made an or
der that the funds of any oounty treas
urer deposited with a bank shall be re
ceived only as a speoial deposit, and
not loaned out nor used by the bank in
any way. The oounty treasurer must
give his money to the bank in a sealed
package, and when he wishes to with
draw the deposit must receive it baok
in the same paokage. '
Woman Suffrage Convention.
Rochester, Deo. 18. Woman suf
fragists throughout the country are
preparing to attend the twenty-eighth
annual convention of the National
Woman's Suffrage Association, whioh
assembles in Washington, January 28
next The official call for the conven
tion has been issued. It is signed by
Susan B. Anthony, and Rachael Foster
Avery, corresponding seoretary. '
The jail at Belt, reoently destroyed
by fire, is to be promptly rebuilt
DOINGS OF CONGRESS
ROUTINE WORK OF THE FIFTY-
Substance of the Bills and Resolutions
Introduced in the Senate and House
Make-up of the Various Commit
Washington, Deo. 18. Senator Peff
er spoke on his bill to regulate oongres
sional funerals. He declared that the
expenditures on account of funerals
were oontinualy growing until the
average cost had increased to $4,542.
The last thirteen burials of the seventy-three
whioh had oourred in the sen
ate had cost more than the other sixty.
Of the 107 senators who had died while
in the servioe the expenses were great
est in the oase of the late Senator
George Hearst, of California, whose
funeral cost the government $21,822.
Senator Squire has introduced, by
request, a bill creating an additional
lighthouse district out of the present
Thirteenth4 district, whioh shall em
brace the waters of the Straits of Fuoa,
Puget sound and Washington sound,
and all Alaskan waters, and to have
the lighthouse tender Columbine trans
ferred to that district
Washington, Deo. 13. A bill haB
been introduced fixing the salaries of
United States .marshals, in lieu of fees.
The following are' the figures fixed in
the Paoifio Northwest: Oregon, mar
shal, $4,500; chief deputy, $1,200;
Washington, marshal, $5,000; chief
deputy, $1,500; Idaho, marshal, $4,000;
chief deputy, $1,000.
Another bill fixes the salaries of
United States distriot attorneys, as fol
lows: Oregon, .$4,000; Washington,
$4,000 Idaho, $4,000. No explana
tion has been made why Washington
officers should receive more than those
of Oregon, and they will probably be
equalized before the bill can pass.
Washington, Deo. 18. Quay today
presented the senate the petition of the
Wool Merohants Association of Phila-
delpia, and it was read and inserted in
the Reoord. .
Cafferey offered a resolution, whioh
was agreed to, calling on the seoretary
of the treasury for information as to
his reasons for suspending the payment
of bounty to the manufacturers of
Stewart addressed the senate on the
pending resolution for a commission to
investigate the needs of labor and agri
culture, predicting an invasion of the
produots of Oriental lands in competi
tion with our domestic products.
Senator Squire has introdnoed a bill
providing for the establishment of a
gun factory on the Paoifio coast for the
manufacture of teavy and ether ord
nance for the use of the army.
Washington, Deo., 18. Proceedings
in the house opened by Cannon offering
a resolution for the consideration to
morrow of an amendment to the rules
for an inorease of membership of lead
ing committees from fifteen to seven
teen, the number in the last house, and
for the creation of an additional oom
mittee on eleotions. The resolution
Flynn asked unanimous oonsent for
the consideration of a resolution call
ing upon the secretary of the interior
to inform the house of the reasons for
the delay in the appointment of allot
ing agents to allct land to the Wichita
Indians, and whether any blood con
nections of the seoretary of the interior
were interested in delaying the open
ing of those lands to settlement.
Postmaster-General Wilson's recent
order forbidding postal employes from
urging postal legislation also came in
for attention, Peffer offering a com
prehensive resolution of ' inquiry as to
the order. Another resolution by Gall
inger oalls for information as to the
number of aliens in the various govern
Senate. . '
Washington, Deo. 19. The presi
dent's message on the Venezuelan ques
tion occupied the attention of the sen
ate during the brief session
Many memorials concerning the
Cuban rebellion and the Turkish ques
tion were presented. Call offered a
resolution to investigate alleged elec
tion irregularities in Florida.
. House. '
Washington, Deo. 19. The house
devoted . itself to-day 1 to disoussing
the propositon to have, two election
committees instead of one, the Vene
zuelan message meanwhie lying un
opened. He Forgot the Canal.
It seems a pity the president hadn't
a word out of so many, many thou
sands of them to throw to the Nica
ragua canal. This is really a deserv
ing projeot, even if it is American and
patriotio, and if General Benjamin
Harrison did oommend it It is also
quite as important, one would think, as
some other things that got into the
message for instance, Mr. Cleveland's
grievance against Mr. Thurston, of
MOSE GUNST' WON.
His Position as Police Commissioner
Confirmed by the Supreme Court.
San Francisco, Deo. .18. M. A,
Gunst, better known over the oountry
as Mose" Gunst, has been confirmed
in nis position as polioe commissioner
by the supreme court. Gunst was ap
pointed police commissioner, a life
office, by Governor Markam just be
fore he retired from office. Although
relating to San Francisco alone, it
created a great stir all over California
Ministers and others objected to Gunst,
because of his reputation as a sporting
man, although not a word oould be
said against his intregity. When Gov
ernor Budd oame into offloe, he
promptly appointed Stewart Menzies,
a highly respected citizen, to succeed
Gunst The latter refused to give up
his office, and the case was carried into
the courts. Gunst won in the lower
court, and the full bench of the su
preme oourt today sustained the deci
sion of the lower court Sinoe his ap
pointment, Gunst has taken an aotive
interest in polioe affairs, and has in
stituted many reforms in the depart
ment here, the result of an exended
tour of invesisration in Eastern ciies.
Chicago to Have Fewer Saloons.
Chicago, Deo. 18. Chicago brewers
are tired of being saloon-keepers, and
have decided that after January 1,
there will be 1,700 fewer saloons in the
city than at present . Those that re
main must pay a third or a half more
for beer than is being paid now.
A Shingle Combine.
Taooma, Dec 18. An organized
effort is being made among all. the
shingle manufacturers of Western
Washington to olose by January 1, for
two months in order to stiffen prices in
the Eastern markets.
Arizona Irrigation Bonds' Placed.
New York, Dec. 18. A dispatch
from London says it is reported that a
large Anglo-American banking house
has placed in Glasoow, Scotland, the
entire issue of the first mortgage bonds
of the Arizona Water Stoarge Com"
pany, amounting to 400,000.
Result of the Dynamite ICxplosion.
Butte, Mont, Deo. 18. In the dis
trict court today, the trial of the $20,
000 damage suit of Sophia Goddard
against the Kenyon-Connell Commer
cial Company was commenced. It is
the first of about twenty suits growing
out of the dynamite explosion, January
15 last, by whioh sixty -eight men were
blown to atoms and between 500 and
1,500 men injured. The suits aggre
gate between $300,000 and $400,000,
and nearly every attorney in the state
is engaged on one side or the other.
Strike Among Tailors.
New York, Dec. 18. Tonight about
15,000 tailors in this city, Brooklyn
and Jersey City are locked out. - There
are 195 shops in the Employers Associa
tion and of this number eighty-three
have posted the new card, and the rest
are expeoted to follow within a few
days. Twenty thousand workmen may
be involved, for that is the number con
trolled by the Brotherhood of Tailors
in three cities named.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
Pith of Press Comment at Home and
Abroad on It.
Chicago Times-Herald J
In its broad and comprehensive grasp
of the questions dealt with the message
is one of the strongest state papers that
Mr. Cleveland has ever written.
While it is diffuse and might be con
densed with corresponding improve
ment to its literary style, it is not
nearly so ponderous in its rhetorio as
oertain others of Mr. Cleveland's pa
pers. Even its diffuseness is pardon
able when we consider the president's
earnestness and his, desire to make bis
meaning plain to the average intelli
gence. This is particularly the case in
his discussion of the financial and. reve
nue questions, where he reiterates both
his faots and his arguments. But it is
in respect to the Venezuelan question
that the president shows the vigor of
the administration's foreign policy.
Only those who hoped that the presi
dent would not rise to the "height of
this great argument" and sustain in
all its broadness the modern construc
tion of the "Monroe doctrine" will be
disappointed in its utterances. The
oountry at large will receive them with
acclaim. . .
Words Lack Truth.
President Cleveland's message was a
very strong and able one in many re
spects from his individual standpoint.
What he says on greenbacks, tariff,
bond issues and silver, are all strong
points, but they lack the convincing
elements of facts truth. Josh Bill
ings thought it was better .to have a
limited amount of knowledge than to
know a great deal that was not true.
President Cleveland would evidently
disagree with the lamented Josh.
If It Were Dramatized.
Chioago Inter Ocean.
If the president's message- should be
dramatized, the first three acts would
consist in the president butting the bull
off the bridge with his head padded
with sawdust, so as not to hurt the
THE BIG CONVENTIONS
THE REPUBLICANS WILL CON
VENE AT ST. LOUS IN JUNE.
Chairman Harrity Notifies Democrats to
Assemble in Washington City to Be
lect a Time and Place The Pop
ullsts Will Exchange Views. -
Washington, Deo. 17. Chairman
Carter, of the Republican national
committee, today issued the following
call for a national convention:
"To the Republican Electors of the
United States In accordance with
usage and the instructions of the Re
publican convention of 1892, and by
the direction of the national commit
tee, the national convention of dele
gated representatives of the Republican
party will be held at the city of St
Louis, .state of Missouri, Tuesday, the
16th day of June, 1896, at 12 o'olook,
noon, for the purpose of nominating
candidates for president and vice-presi
dent of the United States, to be sup
ported at the next national election,
and for the transaction of such other
and further business as may be brought
"Republican electors in the several
states and territories, and voters with
out regard to past political affiliations,
who believe in Republican principles
and indorse the Republican policy, are
cordially invited to unite under this
oall in the formation of a new ticket
Each state will be entitled to four dele-gates-at-large,
and for each representa
tive in oongress-at-large,two delegates,
and for eaoh congressional district,
each territory, and the Distriot of Co
lumbia, two delegates.
"Delegates-at-large shall be chosen
by popular state conventions, called
not less than thirty days after this pub
lished notice, and not less than thirty
lays before .the meeting of the national
convention. Congressional distriot
delegates shall be chosen at the conven
tion called by the congressional com
mittee of each dstriot, in the same
manner as the nomination of the rep
resentatives in congress is made in
said distriot; provided, that in any con
gressional district where there is no re
publican congressional committee the
republican state oommittee shall ap
point from the residents of such, dis
trict a committee for the purpose of
calling a district convention to eleot
district delegates. ' Territorial dele
gates shall be chosen in the same man
ner as the nomination of the delegates
in congres are made. Delegates from
the District of Columbia shall be ohosen
at -the convention to be called by the
oommittee of three provided for by the
uational oommittee meeting in Wash
ington City, December 20, 1895, and
such convention shall be constituted of
members elected in the district pri
maries, to be held at such time and
place and to be presided over by such
judges of election as such oommittee of
three may appoint
"In addition to the representation
now authorized by the rules of the na
tional convention for the territories of
Utah, New Mexioo, Oklahoma and Ari
zona, the oommittee advises eaoh of the
said territories to elect four delegates,
and the admission is recommended.
'An alternate delegate for each dele
gate to the national convention to act
in case of the absenoe of a delegate,
shall be elected in the same manner
and at the same time as the delegate is
'All notices of contest must be filed
in writing with the secretary of the
national oommittee, acoompanpied by
printed statements of the grounds of
contest, which shall be made public
The preference in order of hearing and
determining such contests will be given
by the convention in aooordanoe with
the dates of filing such notices and
statements with the secretary. " "
Democratic Committee to Meet
Philadelphia, Dec. 17. W. F. Har
rity, chairman of the democratic na
tional committee this afternoon re
quired the secretary of the ccommittes
to notify the members thereof to assem
ble in Washington City on January
16 next for the purpose of selecting
a time and place for holding the next
Democratic convention. Chairman Har
rity has reoeived letters from the com
mercial bodies of fifty cities urging
the national oommittee the select a late
date for the convention. The business
people contend that a long campaign
unsettles trade. It is believed that a
date not later than the middle of July
will be selected. :
People's Party Convention.
Terra Haute, Ind., Deo. 17. The
national executive committee of the
People's party has issued a call for the
national convention at Lindell house,
St. Louis, January 17, 1896, to fix the
time and place for holding a national
convention and to transact other busi-
Another Nihilist Conspiracy. 1
Berlin, Deo. 18. A special from
Moscow says a conspiracy against the
life of the czar has been unearthed
there. Another dispatch says a num-
;ber of bombs have been seized, and
, several men and women, inoluding a
! prominent nihilist leader, have been
GREAT STREET CAR STRIKE"
About 5,000 Men Involved Public Sen
timent Said to Be With Strikers.
Philadelphia, Dec. 19. The great
strike of motormen and conductors of
the Union Traction line began early
this mornin&r. The sentiment nf the,
public is clearly with the strikers.
Ihe company employes about 5,000
men. Two-thirds of them are mem
bers of the employes' association. The
demand of the men is for a working
day of ten hours with $2 a dav. a, rea
sonable time for meals, protection from
the weather and recognition of their
At 12 o'clock the street railwav traf-
fio all over the city, with the excep
tion of a few lines, is at a standstill.
The entire Dolioe force is hnsv
sing the minor outbreaks of violence
and men are locked up at every station.
Despite the efforts of the strike lenders ,
to reserve order, there has been much
violenoe, although none of a serios na-f
ture. At Cumberland nnrl AmVinr
streets about 100 women plugged the
switcnes. xne conductors tried to re-
open the switches but were driven awav .
by the women. Soores of men have
been arrested for outting the trolley
wire. ' ' -
Education in Alaska.
San Francisoo, Deo. 19. The United
States commissioner of education has
issued a report on education in Alaska,
from which it appears that during the
past year there have been maintained
there sixteen day.scjiools with twenty
four teachers. . There .have been also
maintained seven oontract schools with
forty-nine teachers and employes;, The'
commissioner reoommends the appro
priation of $50,000 for the ensuing .
year for education in Alaska. One of '
the oddest recommendations of the re-
port is that the government increase its '
appropriation for the introduction of
domestic reindeer as a food supply for
the people. Nearly .400 were intro-1
dnced last year. ,J!'1 ' ;
Proposed Hawaiian Cable.
New York, Dec. 19. The govern
ment of Hawaii has granted to Col
onel Spaulding, a well known planter
of the Hawaiian islands, a concession
for a cable to the United States, with a
subsidy of $40,000 a year.' Colonel
Spaulding's idea is to apply to the gov
ernment of the United States for a
sufficient subsidy to warant the laying
of the cable and for its maintenance.'
The object is to secure to the United
States the advantage of a cable com
munication from the Hawiaiian
islands, in the hope that, the cable at
some future time may be extended to
Australia and China, with which coun
tries we have large and growing com
mercal relations. "
Another Defaulter for Mexico.
Terre Haute, Deo. 19. The abscond
ing Adams express agent, George W.
McCammon, has been traced tcv Jack
son, Miss. , and the police have received,
a telegram that he has left there for
Natchez. He is probably trying to
reaoh New Orleans, so as to get" to
Mexico. It is said his stealings will
amount to fully $5,000. The safe could
not be opened here and was shipped to
the manufactory, at Cincinnati. Until
it is opened the exact amount cannot
be given. .';
Tarred and Feathered. "
Wilkesbarre, Pa. , Dec. 1 9. Charles
Durchek, a student at the Wyoming'
seminary, in Kingston, a resident of
Freeland, Luzerne county, where his
father is a wealthy brewer, was tarred
and feathered by thirty students, last
night, on the campus. The students
had for the past few weeks missed ar
ticles from their rooms, and after
quietly investigating the matter, found
that Durchek was guilty.
Fast Bicycle Ride.
Denver, Deo. 19. A special to the
Republican from Cheyenne says: Ihe
fastest mile ever ridden on a bicycle
was made here yesterday on a thirty
eight pound, ninety-six inoh gear tan
dem by Charles . Erswell and John
Green, who rode one mile, flying start,
unpaced, on a straight-away oourse in
1:17 1-5. The ride was made before a
wind blowing thirty miles an hour. ' '
Confederate Veterans Fledged. -) V
New York, Deo. 19. The officers of
the Confederate Veteran camp of New
York met in special exeoutive session
last night and unanimously adopted .
a resolution pledging themselves, in
the event of war, to raise in New York
and offer to the president a company '
of Confederate veterans to battle "for
the honor of our country and the glory
of our flag."
Coin's New Party.
Chicago, Dec. 18. W. H.' Harvey,
the oracle of free silver, who is best
known as "Coin," today launched his
new politioal party. According to the
press notice which Mr. Harvey gave
out, it is to be known as "Patriots of
America. " Its essetial mission is tc
advance the cause of free silver, as well
as to eliminate selfishness from poli
tics, and it is expected rapidly to over
come all existing politioal parties.
The national offioers are: W. H. Har
vey, first national patriot; Charles H.
McClure, national recorder, and James
H. Adams, national treasurer,