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EVENTS OF THE DAY
EPITOME OF THE TELEGRAPHIC
f NEWS OF THE WORLD.
An Interesting Collection of Item From
the Two Hemisphere. Presented In a
Condensed Form A Large Amount
, of Information In a Small Spaoe.
President Cleveland will be present
at ' the anniversary celebration - of
Twenty-nine hundred miners at Co
lumbus, O. , returned to work, having
settled their trouble. ,
. The Berlin correspondent of the
Standard says that the ozar's corona
tion has been fixed for May 12.
A San Franoisoo paper says the
president has aooepted an invitation
from Attorney W. W. Foote to spend
part of his vaoation next summer on
the Paoiflo ooast.
Eight Hon. Hugh O. E, Childers,
formerly first lord of the admiralty,
ohanoellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
and flnanoial secretary of the treasury,
, died in Loandon.
The ioe gorge in . the Maumee river,
about eight miles above Toledo, broke
and in running out oarried away two
spans of the new bridge in course of
construction. The loss is estimated at
A speoial to Novoe Vremya from
VladivOstock says news has been re
ceived from Peking that the Chinese
government has assigned a large sum
for the creation of a fleet. The plan of
oonstruotion is very large. '
In a heavy fog, with the wind in
the northeast and the surf running far
up the beaoh, the Amerioun liner St
Paul, bound in, went ashore on Long
Island. All of the TOO passengers
were safely transferred to land.
The Hon. Theodore Bunyon, United
States ambassador to Germany, expired
suddenly and unexpectedly at Berlin
of heart failure. Mr. Rnnyon had
been in somewhat feeble health for
sometime past, but ho immediate fatal
results were anticipated. . ,
A speoial to the New York World
from Kingston, Jamaica, says a seri
ous uprising is reported in Port-au-Prince,
the capital of. Hayti. After
three days' rioting in ' the streets, the
insurrection was suppressed. There, is
general uneasiness 'throughout the
island.' . SV "'"'
A speoial to'1 the Boston . Traveller,
from New Yorksays that the ban
plaoed by the Catholic church upon he
orders of Knights of Pythias, Sons of
Temperanoe and Odd Fellows is ab
solute, and offers no farther discussion.
This is the mandate of the pope,s
- through his repreantativS, - Cardinal
The seoretary of the Oakland, CsX,
branoh of. the Amerioau Railway
Union has received . a letter irom the
private seoretary 'of B. V- Debs, t, in
whioh the statement telegraphed . from
the East that Debs is to, resign the
presidency of the union is denied. j He
says Debs will win the fight he' is now
engaged in on behalf of organized la
bor or die in the attempt."
At a meeting of the grand officers of
the Knights of Pythias held , in Cin
cinnati, the following resolution was
passed: "Resolved, That, it is the
unanimous sense of this assembly that
no enoampment of the uniformed rank
should be held during 1896,7, unless a
guaranteed rate of one cent, per mile
by the shortest practicable route, with
a limit of twenty' days, can be se
cured." - JV i; r' v-.f
Ira Reynolds three-year oonviot
from New Whatcom, oonflned in the
Walla Walla - penitentiary, attempted
suicide , by driving a. nailf jn the top
of his head to a depth of v two inches.
After considerable difficulty the prison
- physicians extracted the nail. When
questioned about the insane deed, Rey
nolds said his head was growing loose
and unbalanced on his uhoulders. He
drove the nail in to keep his head on.
The Chinese government has agreed
to open the West river, provided China
is allowed to retain the territory ceded
under the Burmah-China oonyention
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of 1894. The opening of two ports on
the West, or Si Kiang river, namely,
Shao King and Wu Chow, was stipu
lated for by the Japanese as part . of
the terms of peace. . The cities of Can
ton and Hong Kong are situated on
the bay into whioh' the West river
Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British
ambassador, has snbmtted the final ao
ceptance by the British government of
the plan for a Bearing sea commission
to pass upon the claims of Canadian
sealers seized prior to the Paris award;
It remains only for the president to
submit the plan to congress, and as the
legislative branoh refused to pay a
lump sum for the seizures, it is consid
ered certain .that the "commission ar
rangement will be approved.
The Philadelphia Press is authority
for the statement that General Garcia,
the most distinguished Cuban general
now outside of Cuba reoently sailed on
board the fruit steamer Bernard,
bound for Cuba, and that he will land
there with the most formidable . expe
dition that has left this country. It is
said he will take oommand of the ex
pedition on the high seas, . where he
will meet the fruit steamer Jasof , with
over 800 men and a large quantity of
arms and ammunition on board.
As a result of a family row in Jeffer
son, la., two men were killed, two
wounded and a woman badly beaten.
Potter Palmer, of Chicago, is being
considered by the administration as the
possible successor to Theodore Runyon,
as ambassador to Germany.
A railroad bridge near Sausalito,
Cal., collapsed from the weight of a lo
comotive, resnlting in the death of
the engineer and serious injury to the
General Joseph H. Porter died at the
Grand Union hotel, New York. The
immediate cause of his death was com
plications from a gunshot wound in the
lungs, received during the war.
The rolling mills of the Illinois Steel
Company, located at South Chioago,
whioh were shut down Deoember 81,
have resumed, giving work to 6,000
men, who have been idle since the
A physioian of Rio de Janerio de
clares that he has found a cure which
is almost oertain in its effects for yel
low fever. The physician's new rem
edy consists of the internal use of doses
of the extract of eucalyptus.
A dispatoh to the New York World
from Caracas, says: Anti-English
meetings are again being held. The
women ot Venezuela form branches of
society for the defense of national ter
ritory, and will boyoott all English
household goods; '
The Berlin Tageblatt says: "It will
be the duty of continental diplomaoy
to oonvicne America that England's
motives in the Armenian , question are
politioal, and not humane, and thus
dissuade the United States from co
operating with England. "
A dispatoh to the London Pall Mall
Gazette from Cairo, Egypt, says a seri
ous revolution has ocourred at Khar
toum, growing out of differences be
tween the mahdi and the tribes belong
ing to the interior of Soudan. 'The
mahdi is praotioally overthrown.
William Gambold, a railroad brake-
man, has begun a suit against the
Pennsylvania Railroad Comany for
$35,000 damages for malicious proseou
tion. The suit is the outgrowth of the
Amerioan Railway Union strike of
1894, and is brought as a test case.
Belva Lockwood, once a presidential
candidate on the woman s rights
tioket, and now a practicing attorney
in Washington, has been debarred as
a practicing attorney or agent before
the pension bureau. She is aooused of
having improperly accepted a pension
fee of $25.
Pinkerton detectives have arrested
Express Agent George Krout, of
Colorado Springs, Colo., on a charge
of being implicated in the theft of
$35,000 from Wells-Fargo Company
several months ago. Krout claims to
be innocent, saying he had been robbed
A speoial . dispatoh from St Peters
burg says: Arrangements point to a
conclusion between Russia, Great
Britain, France and Italy for a final
settlement of the Armenian question.
These include Russia's occupation and
administration of Anatolia, and the
purchase of Cyprus by Russia.
The unexpected order for Commander
Ballington Booth's recall to England
from Amerioa, has occasioned so much
disquietude and murmuring arilong the
rank and file of the Salvation Army in
this oountry that General William
Booth, father of Ballington and commander-in-chief
of the Salvation Army
forces throughout the world, who is
now in Australia, has decided to visit
the United States next spring.
The treasury department is exceed
ingly anxious that a large proportion
of the gold offered in payment of the
new bonds shall be obtained in Europe,
and for the purpose of enoouraging im
ports, it is intimated that the bidder
who offers foreign gold, or who demon
strates that he has gold on the way at
the time the bids are opened, will be
given preference in the awards, other
things being equal, over others who
offer domestio gold.
OF THE NORTHWEST
Development and Progress of the Vari
ous Industrie on the Paoiflo Coast
Everything- Point to a Bright and
Proiperou Future Oregon.
A new steamer for the ooal trade is
soon to be put on between San Fran
oisoo and Coqnille City. . .
A mining and coal-shipping cor
poration has been started at Bandon,
with a capital stock of $150,000.. ; . .
"' The building of the Astoria railroad
has already oonsumed $400,000 whioh
is at the rate of $50,000 per month.
JA rabbit drive fad is now being in
dulged in by the oitizens of Lakeview,
and thousands of the animals have been
It is estimated that the wool crop
alone sold to such good advantage that
$600,000 was disbursed in the vioinity
of The Dalles last year. :
Benton county, now having six flour
ing mills, is to possess a seventh. The
new mill is to be of a complete roller
process and to contain modern ma
chinery. ' . ' ;
Pendleton is soon to have a new
hoteL A leading property-holder of
that ctiy has about completed arrange
ments for erecting a brick edifice on
the corner of Main and Railroad
The Portland Oregonian has award
ed $150 prize for the best definition of
a baby. The Heppner lady who won
the prize sent in this answer: "A tiny
feather from the wing of love, dropped
into the sacred lap of motherhood."
An outside market for hops raised
in this state would be a most welcome
boon to growers, who are very much
oiroumsoribed in their movements. An
experiment of this nature was recently
tried in California when 50,000 pounds
were sent to Isswjoh, England.
The i farmers around Roseburg have
been cashing up their wheat, taking
advantage of the prevailing advance of
the market value of that commodity;
the result is muob ooin is being placed
in circulation which cannot be accen
tuated with the opening season.
A $5,000 nngget was recently found
in the Virtue mine near Baker City.
It oonsisted of a single slab of . gold
weighing in all about $5,000 worth,
and required no retorting before ship
ment to the mint at San Franoisco.
A three days run in this mine has just
Tillamook's lumber report shows
that over 2,000,000 feet were sawed
there in 1895. Of the three largest
mills, one has a capaoity of 50,000 feet,
another 20,000 feet, and the other 25,
000 feet. Suppose the output to be
40,000 feet per day as a low estimate,
the combined product of all the mills
for 800 days would be 12,000,000 feet
An enterprise whioh is to be of great
importance to the communities in the
Rogue river valley will be the proposed
Highland canal, whioh is now taking
definite shape. The matter was for
mally brought to the attention of the
board of trade, before whom represent
atives of the company appeared by in
vitation, and detailed plans and speci
fications On points touching on the en
The Willamette 'river seems to be
steadily deepening every year and also
increasing in volume of ' water. ' In
places the channel has an entirely dif
ferent course than that remembered by
the oldest settlers. . It really seems to
be going back to its old bed of prehis
toric times. Suoh radical changes
have taken place in the chnnels of
other rivers, but the cause of whioh
has been just as - deeply involved in
mystery. ' ;
County immigration conventions are
all the rage in the Evergreen state this
month, ... .. .-., i
A resumption of the operations' of
the paper mills at Everett is a matter
of ' considerable importance to that j
A consignment of Kaffir corn will
soon arrive from Kansas and an effort
will be made to induce Adams county
farmers to gve it a thorough trial
The people of Puyallup are rejoicing
in the mildness of its climate, whioh
fact is evidenoed by the presenoe of
blooming roses and chrysanthemums.
Specimen rjhotoerrarjhs of Whatcom
oounty timber have been forwarded to
an Eastern polyteohnio institution, to
be used in the regular course of study.
Another large batch of land has been
patented by the Northern Paoiflo rail
way. It consists of 595,818 aores lying
in Yakima, Walla Walla and Frank
' To this state has been secured a sep
arate district for river and harbor im
provements by the authorities at Wash
ington. An engineering office will be
established at Seattle..
The Ritzville farmers and business
men are very joyful on account of the
bright prospects for a good year. Sum
mor fallowed ground is permeated
three or four feet with moisture and a
good crop is almost assured,
A good suggestion has been made to
build : flatboats with a capaoity of ten
or fifteen tons, to be loaded with ore
at or near Fairview mining oamp, B
C. , in the Oesoyoos division upon the
Okanogan river, and float them down
The Paciflo county bar association
has taken steps to prevent Oregon law
yers from practicing in the superior
court in the district which comprises
Pacific, Wahkiakum and Lewis coun
ties. The last legislature passed a law
allowing only those lawyers from other
states to practice in Washington
courts . whose states granted the same
privileges tQWasbington lawyers. It
appears that Oregon laws do not per
mit lawyers residing in this state to
praotice there. '
Two carloads of machinery have ar
rived from the East for the Seattle firm
that successfully bid for two of the
new warships. The buildings are now
all in readiness, including the building
ways, which are covered by a roofed
shed 200x75 feet, giving ample room to
build both the torpedo boat and the rev
enue tug. Not the least significant of
the recent extensions is the shop for
steel shipbuilding whioh is now com
pleted and ready to reoeive its ma
chinery and tools.
Real estate agents of Spokane are
jubilant over the increase of their
stock in trade of alluring inducements.
The bank clearances for the week
ending January 25, exceeded those of
Seattle, Tacoma and Helena. It may
also be noted that the railroad traffio
shows a remarkable increase, and the
hotels and restaurants are filled with
more strangers than at this time for
three years previous. This increase,
together with ten big mines working
in the Coeur d'Alenes and a lengthen
ing list of shippers in the Slooan and
Trail Creek districts; with wheat ad
vancing until it is worth about 20 cents
per bushel more than last year with
new enterprises guaranteed for this
city and with the other signs of new
prosperity, Spokane has no complaint
to register at this date. . '
The late Goddard murder case oost
the oounty of Nez Peroe $7,524.
A shipment of 70,000 fruit trees was
recently made from Moscow to Camas
A j at .'11 i.
the Vanderbilt mine, two miles south
Of Hailey. ".''.-, ;
Another payment is due the Nez
Peroes in February of $150,000. It
might be very handy these dull days
to be an Indian.
Development work on the Blaok Hor
net has suspended for the present.
The owners will put up a ten-stamp
mill for reduoing and saving the gold.
The maoihnery for the new packing
company at Idaho Falls has arrived and
is being plaoed in position. Contracts
have been made for a large number of
hogs, so that slaughtering may com
mence at onoe.
The Boise mining exchange is start
ing . off in a business-like manner.
The members seem to be in earnest in
the matter, and filled with a determin
ation to soore a success. The exchange
promises to be a great benefit to the
mining industry of the state. r
Some Indiana oitizens desiring to
come West have written for offers and
inducements as a bonus for their start
ing a wood-pulp mill. It would re
quire considerable soft wood, suoh as
Cottonwood, linn, buokeye, etc All
things being favorable another desir
able industry will be started in Idaho.
The diphtheria epidemio has died out
at Belt and the publio schools have
Billings' latest enterprise is to con
struct a $10,000 opera house with a
capaoity for 600 persons. .
A recent fire at Helena destroyed a
$30,000 . milling plant of the Montana
Lumberng & Manufacturing Com
A brewing concern has just finished
a fine cold-storage house and are pre
paring to put in bottling works in con
nection with their establishment at
The munioipal authorities of Helena,
under authority of a popular vote to
that effeot, tried to dispose of about
$600,000 worth of bonds reoently, bear
ing interest at 5 per cent. There was
only one bidder, and the matter was
postponed for thirty days.
It is likely that the War Eagle will
put up a milling plant of its own at
The present air compressor at the
Le Roi mine having proven too small,
a new twenty-drill one' will be put iri.
This oompany is a steady dividend
A'private bill will be introduced at
the approaching session of the legisla
ture for the purpose of incorporating a
company to build a railway from Pen-
ticton to Cascade City. The proposed
line will run from Okanogan lake to
Midway, thence to the North Fork of
Kettle river and to Grand Forks, thence
east to Cascade City.
SUCH IS THE PRESENT TONE OF
THE WHEXT MARKET.
Farmer Who Held On to Their Wheat
Have an Opportunity to Profit by
the Better Price Prevailing Con
elusion on 8m at in Grain.
The wheat market appears to be
steadily improving and is relatively
higher than the price in Chicago and
Liverpool would warrant, says the
Walla Walla Statesman. As wheat
started in last fall as low as thirty
cents the rise of twenty cents and up
wards is remarkably and deoidedly en
couraging to wheat growers. It is to
be regretted that so many farmers
found it imperatively necessary to dis
pose of their wheat when the prioe
hardly paid the oost of raising. Only
a few of our most prosperous farmers
have held on to their wheat, and now
have an opportunity to profit by the
better prices prevailing.
Farmer Expect Higher Price.
Apropos of the present boom, the
Oregonian states that wheat goes up at
local markets because farmers are hold
ing on in expectation of higher prices,
and, as charters must be filled, buyers
must pay what is necessary to fill their
orders. There is a possibility of bene
fit in this to the farmers, if the result
is not the carrying over pf too great a
surplus here and elsewhere, so as to
break the market down in the spring.
Our farmers are in mush better posi
tion to hold their wheat than they were
prior to 1893, thanks to the economical
teachings of hard times. The science
of farming is incomplete without a
knowledge of market conditions, and
its practice is at a disadvantage unless
the farmer is prepared to act upon this
knowledge. Wheat exemplifies this.
So, also, in ah eminent degree, does
Had the improvement oome earlier
in the season, before so much of the
grain had passed out of the growers'
hands, the benefits would have been
greater, but, even at this late date, a
fair proportion of the crop is in first
hands. While in the Eastern Oregon
distriot about Pendleton the wheat is
well cleaned up, there is said to be
much grain remaining in the Palouse
oountry, the great wheat-growing re
gion of Washington.
The oause of the present flurry has
been shown to be the crop failure in
Australia, which has opened up a new
market for the Pacific ooast; not, as
some may believe, the European war
scare. All the talk of probable hostil
ities has thus far failed to exoite the
great wheat markets of the world.
War scares have been used too often by
wheat-pit manipulators to have any
further value in this connection. Were
it known to a certainty that war was
ooming, things Would be different .
Smut in Grain.
, The Montana experiment station
sends out the following conclusions on
smut in ' grains: Stinking smut at
tacks wheat only. Loose smuts at
tack all of the small grains, but that
of the oat is the most damaging.
Clean seed, or that effectually treated
for smut, will produoe a orop free from
smut, but an adjoining smutty field
may oontaminate this grain for next
year's crop. The only safeguard is
careful treatment before planting. The
disease in wheat may be entirely pre
vented by thoroughly wetting the seed
in a solution of oopper sulphate, using
eight ounces to a .gallon of water, but
this will lessen in some degree the vi
tality of the seed. It may also be ef
fectually prevented, without any dam
age, by immersion for fifteen minutes
in water raised to a temperature of 181
to 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Oat smut
may be completely prevented by treat
ing the seed fifteen minutes in water
raised to a temperature of 132 to 135
degrees Fahrenheit This treatment
not only removes the smut but pro
motes the growth and increses the y ield.
It may also be prevented without in
jury to the vitality, by immersing the
feed twenty-four hours in a solution of
potassium sulphide, made by dissolv
ing one pound of the sulphide in twenty-four
gallons of - water. The oopper
sulphate treatment, used for wheat,
will effeotually kill the 'smut in oats,
but will in some degree damage the
germinating power of the grain.
Experience is teaching that the small
farmer who grows fruit and berries,
a little hay and grain and keeps a cow
and a few sheep and hogs is not com
plaining like his big neighbor of hard
times, low prices and a short crop.
The small farm, well tilled, is a suc
cess in all parts of the country.
Let a neighborhood of farmers burn
over their wheat stubble in such sea
sons as that pest, the Hessian fly, is
most troublesome. Then sow some
quickly growing orpp, and plow under
in the fall. One field not burned will
harbor enough flies to supply afresh a
. ' " 9
The barkeeper's good moral charac
ter has never yet made whisky a
good moral drink, says the Voioe.
Sunday oloeing of saloons in Scot,
land has obtained for forty years.
DOINGS OF CONGRESS.
Routine Work of the Fifty-Fourth Ses
sionSenate. Washington, Jan. 81. The presen
tation of the committee reports on
Cuba, and a highly dramatio and sen
sational speech by Tillman, the senator
from South Carolina, furnished two
stirring events inj the, senate today.
The majority resolution on Cuba asks
the president to urge Spain to grant
belligerent rights to the insurgents,
while the minority report directs the
president to take stops toward securing
from Spain the complete independence
of Cuba. Both resolutions went to the
senate calendar. ' Stewart, from the
committee on olaims, today made a
favorable report to the senate on the
bill making an appropriation to reim
burse California, Oregon and Nevada
for expenditures made in the eqipment
of troops during the war.
Washington, Feb. 1. Senators were
late in arriving at tin senate chamber
today. Hale reported back the urgent
deficiency -appropriation bill and gave
notice that he would ask to take it up
Monday. Morrill oalled up the bill
for the payment to the widow of the
late Samuel F. Miller, c justice of the
supreme court, of a sum equal to the
balanoe of his salary for the year in
which he died. Morrill explained that
the justioe had left only a house, en-
oumbered by a $10,000 mortgage, and
that the widow's circumstances were
suoh as to make the appropriation de
sirable. The bill was passed. The
resolution direoting the secretray of
agrioulture to exeoute the law relative
to seed distribution was then taken up,
and George spoke in defense of the
oourse of the seoretary, Gallinger
and Allen supported the resolution.
The resolution gave way at 2 o'clock to
the sulver bond bill, and Call continued
his speech begun yesterday. Mitchell
of Oregon followed in support of the :
silver question substitute, consuming
the resPof the day.
Washington,' Jan. 30. The session
of the house was brief today. Con- '
trary to general expectations, the diplo
matic and consular appropriation bill
precipitated no discussion whatever.
None of the foreign complications were
even mentioned, and the bill was passed
in less than an hour. The appropria-
tions carried bf the bill - are about .
$100,000 in excess of those appropriated -
for the ourrent fiscal year. Represent
ative Hermann's bill pensioning the
survivors of Indian wars up to and in
cluding the year 1856 has, been favor
ably reported to the house. Represent
ative Dingley, of the ways and means
oommittee, today reported a bill to re
organize the customs collection district
of Alaska. The bill is recommended
by the treasury department, as neoes
sary to proteot the revenue and facili
tate the commercial interests of Alaska.
Hermann's bill for a 'life-saving sta
tion at the mouth of the Siuslaw river
has been reported favorably in the
house. -- ' -''
Washington, Jan. 81. The proceed
ings of the house opened with a scram
ble for oondemned cannon. Brewster
asked unanimous oonsent to pass a bill
for the donation of condemned cannon
to Grand Army posts at Rochester and -Lookport,
N. Y. Piokler asked if
there woujd be enough cannon to go
around all the posts. "If all are as
worthy as these posts, are," replied
Brewster, "I think we can afford to
manufacture condemned cannon for the
Grand Atmy posts of the country.
After considerable discussion the bill,
with its amendments, was referred to
the oommittee on naval affairs. Baker
today introduced in the house an
amendment to the silver bill now be
fore the senate, providing that any
person who takes silver or gold to the
mint to be coined shall take an equally
valuable amount of the other metal
and have both coined. The amend
ment sets forth that the purpose is to
seoure the parity of the two metals.
Bartlett has introduced in the house a
joint resolution, authorizing the con
struction of six new battleships, to
oost not more than $3,300,000 each."
Washington, Feb. 1. The attend
ance in the nouse was sum toaay.
Wadsworth from the committee on
agrioulture, reported the agriclutural
appropriation bill. On motion of Doo
little, a resolution was adopted request
ing the president at his earliest conve
nience, to transmit to oongress the re
port of the board of engineers on the
Nicaragua canal. The bill to amend
the dependent pensions act of 1890, so
that in considering widows' claims
seven years of unexpected absence
should be deemed sufficient proof of the
death of the soldier, was passed.: A
bill was passed for the reorganization
of the customs collection district of
Alaska, by whioh the seoretary of the
treasury - should have discretionary
power to designate such places as sub
ports of entry in the interests of reve
nue and commerce.
Colonel Crofton has been requested
to retire by Secretary Lamont The
oolonel refuses to oomply, and relies on
the influence of his nephew, Dupont of,
Delaware, who olaims an election as
United States senator, to retain for him'
bis position in the army.
John Tyler, eldest son of President
Tyler, died la Washington, aged 7G.
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