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VOL. 13. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FIliDAY, MAY 15, 1896. NO. '21. r MIST. EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News ot the World. TEJISK TICKS FKOM THE WIRES An Interesting Collection of Items from lb Two Hemispheres Freeented In a Condensed Form. George Baag, SB year old, killed himself In Ban Francisoo by taking strychnine. He was a member ot aololda olub. The Firal Congregational ohurob, San Francisoo, of wbloh Key. O. 0. lirown was pastor, will bo cold to the blgbeat bidder. Tha controller at the nnrranm haaila. elared a dividend of IS per oent in furor of the oredttora of the insolvent 8 took Growers' National bank, of MUet City, Mont At Alonso provlnoe, In Bnelva, Spain, a miscreant set fire to a build- lug In wblob a danot waa In progress. Bis peraona were burned to deatb, and many war Injured. A telegram reoelved from Bauto Do mingo ay that tha preatdent, Ulyse ueureaux, bas bad the minuter of war, Castillo, and Governor Eat, of Ma oorla, abot for oonsplraoy. Senator Kyle, from the committee on foreet reservation, baa reported favor ably the bill antborlaing the pnrobaae oi toll roada in Yoaemita National Park, and making them free. Twenty apeolal agente of the general land omoe in Washington, D. (J., have been ordered impended from May 10 to J one 80, lnoloslve, on aooonnt of an inadequate appropriation for the oar rent fiscal year. me uenver obamber of oommeroe aotboriaea the atatement that no con- trlbationa for the Cripple Creek fire aafferera from other state are needed, The oontribntiona In light In Colorado amount to nearly 160,000. The senate oommittee on public landa baa agreed to preai upon the ten ate ateering ooinmlttee oonaideration of the bill granting 6 per cent ot the pro eeeda of the aale of public landa to the atalea where the aale have been or may be made. i Tbe aobooner Viking, wbloh arrived In Ban Francisoo, brought newa of the probable loaa of tbe aohooner Norma. Tha N rnia aailed on February 0 with ten persons aboard, tor the Booth aeaa, and ahonld have arrived at ita destlns tion six week ago. A diapatob from Valparaiao says in statistics or the general army taif, wbloh have just been tuned, show that the national guard now nam' bera throughout Chile 400,000 men. Tbe figure were made np Immediately after tbe late enrollment. A dliptoah form Havana aaya: An American newipaper man named Ham ilton, captured on board tbe Key Weat filibustering aohooner Competitor, will be releated, but the other penona cap tared at the aama time will be abot. In aplta of proteata from Waablngton. Tbe New York flerald'a correspond ent In Salvador wrltea that oongreaa baa approved the treaty of Amalpa wbloh unite tbe republlo of San 8al vador, Nicaragua and Honduras, wbloh will henoeforth be oalled by tbe name Republic Major de Centro America. At Port Townaend an nnoffloial teat of the new revenue laanoh Sooat show ed her to be able to eaaily make four teen to aliten knota an honr. Revenue offloera are delighted to think that the first government boat constructed on Puget sound Uiuoh an eminent auooesa. It is aaid, on what la considered good authority in Washington, that the ex pert aooountant employed by the secre tary of atate has found a shortage of 187,000 in the trust fond aooonnt of F. J. Kleokhoefer, until .recently the disbursing offloer of the atate depart ment. . . , , Tbe seoretary of the treasury baa ao oepted offers for tbe aale of attestor government buildings as follows: Boise City, Idaho, Bera M. Jackson, 117,600, bounded by Seventh and Eighth and Bannook streets; Helena, Monk, O. F. Ellis A Co., 120,000, oorner. Park ave nue and Clark strreet The American Medioal Association met in its 47th annual session in tbe Grand opera boose In Atlanta, Ga. Tbe association haa over 1,600 mem bers, being tbe largest body of physl olana and surgeons in Amerioa, and probably in tbe world. Dr. Beverly Cole, of California, presided. The Herald's correspondent In Quay quill, Ecuador, telegraphs that the provlnoe of Manabi Buffered terribly from earthquakes. In Puerto. Viejo houses were thrown down, many per sons were burled alive In tbe ruins and many Injured. Tbe provlnoe of Man abi is in tbe northeastern part of Ecua dor. Almost 80,000 government employe were brought at one sweep under tbe protection ot tbe oivil servioe by tbe isasanoe ot an order by tbe president, making a general revision of tbe oivil aervloe rales. The order is the most Important ilnoe the Inauguration of the aystem more than a decade ago. It takes effect immediately. All of the trans-Atlantlo steamship lines have advanoed the rate on gold from 1-89 to 6-83. For some time past the companies have held the opinion that the rates oharged were not fair to them, considering tbe risks involved. The opinion Is expressed that this ad vanoe in freights may oheok the present outward movement of gold. James Creelman, correspondent of tbe New Yorkk World, and Frederick W, Lawreuoe, correspondent of tbe New York Journal, have been expelled from Cuba, on tbe ground that tbey oaiumiuated General Weyler, the gov eminent and army, and attributed the insurgents' orlmes to the Spanish army, They have been ordered to leave Cuba by tbe first steamer sailing. Renters and owner ot land in the Umatilla reservation met in Pendleton, Or , and organised a vlgilanoe commit' tee, to shoot down cattle straying upon grain lands. The movement 1 oaused by - the Indians tearing down fences and taming stock loose. It is expected this aotlon will provoke a test law case to more dearly define to what extent the Umatilla Indian i a eltlxen. J, Simons, the oook. on tbe pilot boat aohooner Ban Jose, waa washed overboard and lost while tbe schooner waa oroaslng tbe Columbia river bar bound in. The weather was rough outaide, and a bearvy swell on the bar tossed the little schooner about oon iderably, one huge wave striking her midships and turning her over almost on ber beam ends. Simons was stand ing at tbe time In the oookpit, and the reoedlng wave carried blm over the side. The crew waa unable to render any assisatanoe, the unfortunate man disappearing as soon a be went over the aobooner a side. ; It is said that tbe war oot Bpaln iuu,uuu,ouoo annually and 10.000 sot fliers every year. A fight between negroes and Bun garlaneat Keystone, W. Va., resulted in two negroes and one Bun beina- xuea. Wilson wortblngton .and Geo. juanara were also Injured. Rear Admiral Kirkland haa been or dered to oommand the Mare Island navy-yard in place of Captain H. L. Howlaon.who la ordered to special duty in connection with the Oregon. Carl Albreobt, who killed bis wife in Marabfleld, Or., February 18 last, waa oonvloted at Empire City of murder in the flnt degree. The ury brought In a verdiot alter fifteen minute' deliberation. The railroad station In Florin, CaL, wa entered by burglars. Tbe burglars robbed the railroad station, the post- omoe and wells-Fargo express offloe, wblob are all la the same building. A small sum of money waa taken. The Northern Pacific A Manitoba Terminal bondholders have been ad milled to tbe Northern Paolfio Morgan isation and bare aooepted 60 per oent in new threes and a like amount In pre i erred stock a a basis of settlement Crased with drink and brooding over trouble wblob be considered a disgraoa to himself and relative, Frank Wal ton, aged 80, threw himself in front of an engine on the Rook Island traok near Liuooln, Neb., and was ground to pulp. : In tbe Canadian prohibition case, the .-ivy oounoil has deolded that parlia ment cannot pas a general prohibitory law, nor oan the provlnoes abolish tbe trafflo in liquor, but tbey oan pas laws to regulate it by lioensea, under reason able conditions. Notioe has been alven by the Boo line of ita intention to put into effect round-trip rate of 60 from St Paul and Minneapolis to Kootenai point. Tbe tioketa will have limits In both di rection of forty days and final return limit of ninety day a. The city of L'Anae, at the head of Kewana bay, Mioblgan, baa been wiped out by fire. Tbe L'Anae oompuny'a lumber mill and nearly all the business nouae were burned. Two bundled persons are homeless. The total loss 1 1360,000; insurance small. A dispatch from Panama aaya: Puerto Vijo, the capital ot Manabi, with a population ot 10,000, ha been entirely destroyed by two earthquake. The shooks were su weeded by floods, inundaltng tbe city. Many lives are supposed to have been loet In a boxing matoh between John Houlihan and Pat Nolan, wbloh came off In Farmlngton, Conn., Houlihan waa knocked out in the eleventh round and rendered unoonaolona. He was not resuscitated, and it is. belired his in juries will prove fatal. It Is atated In Kansas City that the firm of Swift tt Co. will shut down their big paoking plant at that point for an indefinite period. Their plant gives employment to 1,800 men, and In oapaoity ranks second among the paok ing establishment of Kansas City, In Rome, N. Y., J. Wataoa Hit dreth, tbe boy trainwreoker, reoelevd a life sentence. Hi companion, Plato and Hibbard, who pleaded guilty of manslaughter in the first degree, were aetenoed to twenty years' imprison ment on two indlotments, or for forty year In all. : " William Laverone and Jack Roberta, highwaymen, oaptured a few day since, overpowered the jailer In Ma dera, CaL, beating him severely over the head with a briok. Tbey took bia keys and arms and escaped. They are desperate oharaeters and It la feared will kill some of the posse before they are oaptured. News is reoelved of a brutal murder oommitted in Ooonto, Wis , in a dis pute between two farmers about a team of horses, in which a man named O) sen shot one named Llssot Be then car ried the body to a brush pile and aet it on fire. A deputy sheriff arrested Olsen and bad blm handooffod by one band, but by a desperate effort the man escaped and hid in the woods. As an indication of the unprecedent ed mining - aotlvity In the atate of Washington, the records in ' tbe offloe of the seoretary of atate at Olympia show that there have been filed for rec ord In tbe last three months artioles for eighty-three mining corporations. These, in connection with others, have netted to the state an amount tor recording fees little short of the run ning expenses of tbe secretary ot state'a offloe for the same time. FOR PERMANENT HON American Federations ot La bor Meet at New York. TWO MILLION MEN REPRESENTED Propose to Unite All Amirlcu Labor Organisations Favor Arbitra tion of All Dlffloultles. New York, May 18. The Herald this morning says: A long step toward a permanent union between tbe American Federa. tions ot Labor, which together control about 3,000,000 organised working' men, was taken at last night's meeting of tbe Central Labor union, wbiob is purely local body, unattached to either, but oontalning onions owing allegiance to both. A letter waa re oelved from Samuel Gompers, president of tbe federation, asking tbe Central Labor Union to sink all differences and join the federation. When the letter was read, Charles W. Hoadley, of the Eleotrloal Workers' Union, a Knight of Labor, warmly endorsed it. A mo tion by James C. Edward, a Knigbt of Labor, to refer Gompers' offer to affil iated union for a vote, wa carried by a large majority. A letter waa reoelved from District Assembly No. 76, Knight ot Labor, wbiob controls tbe street railway union of Brooklyn, alleging tbat Preai' dent O. L. Rossiter, of tbe Brooklyn Height trolley road, violated agree' ments entered into with it, by disorim inating against union men. The distriot assembly explained that it did not wish to tnoonvenienoe the public by another strike, and asked tbat tbe members of tbe Central Labor Union patronise the rival roads. Railway Bmployos Convene. 8t Louis, May 18. One of the moat important meeting of railway em ploye ever beld took place at tbe bead' quarters of the Order of Railway Con duo tors, on Market street yesterday. It represented officially six national or ders and brotherhoods. In fact, tbey may be oalled international, a the membership of eaob includes men em ployed on lines in Canada and Mexioo. There were some 000 present. The chief result of the convention was tbe adoption of a resolution to form a fed eration of tbe six orders named. Every speaker favored tbe federation and ev ery man present voted for it. Tbe only difference ot opinion was on tbe ques tion of admitting the American Rail way Union. As first submitted, tbe proposition lnoluded Eugene V. Debs' order, but an . amendment to strike it out was carried with only two or three dissenting votes. Tbe offloer of the grand lodge ot the six orders represent ed at the meeting were authorized and Instructed to formulate a plan tor unit ing the six under a general connoil, similar to the governing body of tbe Federation of Labor. ' Tbe convention adopted resolution favoring arbitra tion and appeal from deoisiona of tbe federal oourts, after which the conven tion adjourned sine die. SOURCE: OF THE MISSOURI It Is Discovered by a Minnesota Goo- . grapher. 8t Paul, May 18 Colonel J. V. B rower, Minnesota's state geographer, haa made tbe sensational discovery tbat the source of the Missouri river is not Red Rook lake, Montana, as previously stated. Colonel B rower has explored tbe whole region of the upper Missouri and today made public the result of his discoveries. Be says the longest upper branch of the Missouri does not flow through the lower Red Rook lake in Montana, but comes from a bole in tbe mountain, voloanio In it oharaoter, at tbe summit of the Kooky mountain, west of Belery't lake, Idaho, and at a point bordering the boundary between tbat atate and Montana. Tbe minia ture river, at ita commencement, striv ing to secure existenoe from the Inner walla of the surrounding voloanio vent, near perpetual snowbanks, has by ita eroding oapaoity oat it way out from that rugged and precipitous mountain uplift of enoromn aiae until a solid rook of mountain baa been severed In twain, a oanoyn formed and assuming the proportions of river, from the flowage of innumerable creek, coming in at the side, reaches tbe valleys be low flowing into and through upper Red Rook lake, twenty milea from its source in tbe mountains, thence west wardly, northerly and northeasterly, pant Red Butte and Beaver Bead rook to Three Fork, thence to the MiHisslp- and thenoe to tbe Gulf ot Mexioo, through and past thirteen states, dis tance of 4,881. Tbe Hod Cross la Armenia. Constantinople, May IS. The work of the agents of the - American Red Cross Society, under the direotion ot Miss Clara Barton, it president, is very successful. . Tbey bave been re lieving a very great deal of distress by distributing seeds and tools, especially in the Barpoot distriot, where Dr. J. D. Bubbell's party has been urged to make a lengthy stay. A Red Cross medioal oorpa i being formed here, and will be plaoed at tbe disposal of Ira Harris, for the work in the Marasb and Zeitoun district. where typhus fever and dsyentery are raging. By a vote of 423 to 98. the Methodist general conference, in session In Cleve land, O., decided the four women dele gate might retain their seats. This does not mean tbat tbe women have won a complete victory. The decision was tbe result of a compromise, and with tbe understanding that it should not prejudioe tbe olaims ot women in the future or establish a preoedent for future conference to follow. WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW. Prevailing Confldoneo In Batter Thin. . 'to Coma, . New York, May 11. R. G. Dun Co. 's weekly review of trade says: "Tbat the export of 18,860,000 gold this week have produoed no monetary distrubanoe is at onoe proof of tbe soundness of flnsnoial conditions and of tbe prevailing confidence In better things to come. Muob of the nesita tion at present is due to temporarily re- dnoed demand in all Industries, and in Iron and steel the power of the new combination 1 being tested by refusal of orders, so tbst production exoeeds consumption, but consumption exceed new buying. The general irregularity of prioes and slackness of demand for finished product do not prevent the marking up of prioes by combinations, but are largely due to doubt whether snob price a are fixed can be main tained. Pig-iron I weaker in the East, and also at Pittsburg, and most finished products are weaker, with remarkably low demand. Minor metal are tnaotive, with oopper weak, tin steady and lead aligbtly lower, and American tin-plate thirty oent below foreign. Trader in wheat have lifted prioe a little, and yet nobody, question the correctness of Western reports lndioat ing more than ordinary yield of winter wheat and unusual progress in the planting of spring. With the narrow stock usual at this time of the year, a speculation for ad vanoe always has many opportunities, but Western reotepta aie still 40 per oent larger than last year, while At lantic export, flour included, are for tbe week 948,667 bushels, against 1, 616,000 a year ago. After a fall to 68X oent. tbe prioe rose about 8 oent. Corn is also a shade lower, but without a definite reason. Failures for tbe week bave been 388 in tbe United States, against 837 last year, and 84 in Canada, against 84 last year." - POST EXCHANGES. Right of Government to Maintain Than Without Interference. Omaha, May 11. Judge Sbiraa, of the federal oonrt, today pasaed upon the habeas corpus oases at Fort Hobln son, in wbiob Lieutenant Langdon and Sergeant Braden had been beld under state authority for selling liquor with out license as offloiaU in obarge of tbe post exchange. The opinion of Judge Sbira wa a comprehensive and elabor ate statement of law pertaining to mil. itary reservations in general through out the United States. It exhaustively reviewed all tbe authorities. Be up held in tbe opinion a oomplete and absolute jurisdiction of tbe general gov eminent over the military reservation in qoetsion, and, further, that the amendatory act of Nebraska seeking to reolaim authority to enforoe its liquor law upon this reservation was nega tory. This settles tbe question of the right of the government to maintain ita post exohanges without interference in any manner by state authorities. Postal Card Dana, Chicago, May 11. Untied State Judge Grosaoup and tbe present federal grand jury view "postal card dun" oases alike. At tbe last term of the distriot oourt, the former advised As sistant Distriot Attorney Rosenthal to use discretion in the prosecution of per son who unwittingly, and in many oases on aooonnt of poverty, had offend ed against the statute inhibiting postal cards which bear written or printed matter reflecting discredit on the re cipient Yesterady two more case ot tbe same sort were brought before the grand jury and that body wa prompt in throwing tbem out Judge Grosaoup say tbat if a man simply asks for what la due him he commita no offense. It is further stat ed that the statute In question is In voked ohiefly by debtors who are desir ous of swindling or getting revenege upon those they owe and that the ohief sufferers are the poor and ignorant Tha Nicaragua Canal. Washington, May 11. Governor MoCorkle, of Weat Virginia, appeared before the house oommittee on oom meroe today to advocate the construc tion of the Nicaragua oanaL . Be spoke in behalf of the ooal interests in his own and adjacent state, declaring that that section would be able to control the ooal markets ot the Paoiflc coast, of North and South Amerioa, with the shipping failitlea wbiob would be afforded by the canal. At present all ooal need on the Paoiflc ooast, he atated,' is mined in Australia, Japan and Vanoouver island. Be predicted that with the advancement of tbe Jap anese they would monopolise the ooal business ot the ooast unless the canal should be built, when the freight rates would enable West Virginia to under sell tbe Japaneae; . Civil Service List Kxtended. ; Washington, May 11. The presi dent has issued an order exetnding the oivil servioe rule to the interstate oom meroe commission. This brings all offices in tbe commission here and out side of Washington in the classified servioe, except the ohief executive of floe requiring presidential nomination and confirmation by tbe senate. This order makes a total of about 88,900 government positions now tnoludedln the civil servioe. To Faroe a right. New York.May 19. A World special from Eavana says 6,000 volunteers are to be sent to tbe trooha to relieve regu lars needed to operate against Maobo. Ten siege guns have been sent to the trooba. Weyler is anxioua to foroe a general engagement in Pinar del Rio be-fo-e the heavy rain set in. It is esti mated that he has now about 60,000 troops In Pinar del Rio. Maoeo's fnroes is about 16,000. ,. i There la only one sudden death among women to eighty among men. I PACIFIC NORTHWEST Items ot General . Interest From AO Sections. DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS All tha Cltlas and Towns af the Faalfle B tat, and Territories Washington. Over 100 sores will be devoted to water-melon in tbe Wenatobee valley this season. Howard Wolf, of Yakima, has be gan a four years' term at tbe peniten tiary for robbery. ' Tbe Christian church at Puyallup expect to worship in a new meeting bouse before many months. Tbe fishing year promise to be a lively one at Bellingham bay. Several new trap bave been located. A burglar entered the residenoe of F. Page, in Woodland, Clark county, last week, and scoured $28.60 in money. Pierce oounty commissioners have deolded tbat tbe county must dispense with tbe aervioe of a deputy surveyor. A good deal of work is being done at tbe Ilwaoo cranberry farm in preparing to properly flood and cultivate tbe plants. When Brigadier-General Boutelle wa in Ilwaoo last week, he gsve the Journal to understand tbe militia would remain for some time yet Seattle's oounoil is at work drafting a new liquor lioense ordinaaae to su persede tbe present voluminous oode. No radical changes are proposed. A Brotherhood of the Aged has been organized at Tekoa, in Whitman ooun ty, by gentlemen over 60 years of age. They will hold meetings twice a month. The Ainslle sawmill, at Winlook has been sold to a syndicate from Essex, On t, for $16,000. Preparations are being made to put the mill in shape and to start up as soon as possible. Mrs. C. S. Wilson, of Spokane, haa been chosen by the Sorosis Club, of Spokane, to represent it at tbe federa tion of women's olubs, which will meet in Louisville, Ky., May 86, 37 and 28. Deep-sea sailors are few on Puget sound just now. Vessels going foreign bave unusual difficulty in securing full crews, and the boarding-house men are kept more than busy supplying the de mand for able seamen. ' Tbe little town ot Chinook, opposite Flavel, is having quite boom. A large ball building and church are among the new edifioes. A temperanoe agitation has resulted in the denial of saloon lioense to all applicants. The Fidalgo Island Canning Com' pany, Anaoorte Paoking Company and P. L Cook each haa a new cannery plant at Anaoortes well under way. The two former have main buildings 80x836 feet, and several smaller build ings. The Rosalia oreamery is doing a good business. It receives about 7,000 pounds ot milk per day. Tbe farmers axe getting a lot of good milch oows, and are putting up barns and sheds, as they oan sell milk as well in winter as in summer. Walla "Walla is likely to take ad vantage of an aot of the last legisla ture, enabling cities to establish and maintain by taxation publio libraries. donation of .$1,000 in cash or books is required, and the tax must not ex ceed bait a mill. The 6-year-old son ot Mr. Larson, a farmer living near Ferndale, in What oom oounty, mysteriously disappeared last week, and nothing haa ainoe been learned of his whereabouts. There la suspicion tbat be haa been stolen by some Lummi Indians. Auditor Lyons has received for rec ord patent from the United State to tbe Northern Paoiflo Railroad Com pany, oovering about 86,000 acre of land in Cowlita oounty. Tbe patent was dated March 81, 1896, just in time to make said lands taxable for this year. ;, , A church building has just been dedioated in tbe Moxee valley, with a seating oapaoity of 800 and costing $1,700. This leads tbe Yakima Times to recall the f aot that, aooording to the Indian legend, an evil spirit ruled in the Moxee valley and the night never caught a red man encamped there. A daylight journey was always planned aorosa tbe haunted valley. f ,. George Wilson, a surveyor, was ar rested In North Yakima recently, oharged with grand larceny. Be had obtained entrance into the residence of Fred R. Reed, and carried off a case of table knives, valued at $40, a $68 oamera, a pair of field glasses, a half dozen spoons, a pie knife and other ar ticles. Wilson confessed to having taken tbe plunder, some of whioh was pawned, and tbe balance sold. A settlement of the strike of the eleotrioal workers in Spokane was effected last week, and all tbe men at onoe went back to work. The men from the offloe who had been sent out to trim lamp were recalled, and tbe regular trimmers took their places and completed tbe work. The settlement is said to be satisfactory all around, as tbe men have all they asked for, al though in a slightly different way than the request was made. The demand was pay ana a ball lor overtime lor all members of tbat union. Tbe settle ment wss to put the men involved on salary, whioh is said to be even higb- er than was asked by them. Oregon. The Hood F,iver box faotory is very busy making sound boxes and orates for the ooming strawberry crop. It la estimated that S6,180 white bal lot will be required for the 86 pre oinots of Marion oounty at tbe ooming election. . . . , , One day last week tbe Albany cream ery, lnoluding tbe Sbedd skimming station, took In 18,000 pounds of milk, from which 680 pounds of butter were made. Sheriff Johnson, of Lane oounty, turned over to County Treasurer Gray $11,974.93 of tax money, whioh made $70,468.36 collected, leaving balance of about $60,000 yet to ome. Herriok's cannery at Tbe Dalles, was started up last week on two and one- half ton of fish. About twenty-one operatives are employed. The cannery baa a oapaoity of from ten to fifteen tons daily. Tbe tag Tonquin is to take into Silets bay a supply of nail and build er ' hardware, to be used in the erec tion of tbe cannery building. The Ton quin will be the third vessel known to have entered tbe bay. A. J. Palmer, while working In the timber, near Yonoalla, in Douglas oounty, was struck by a falling tree. His collarbone waa broken, and he was otherwise severely bruised; but it is thought be will reoover. The Dayton Herald enumerate tbe following hale and hearty old timer in that vicinity: A. P. Robertson, of I Unionvale, Is over 83 years ot age, and oan do a good day's work on tbe farm. John Baxter, of Dayton, over 83, is hearty; so is James Baxter, wbo over 84. The two latter, although of tbe came name, are not related. Grant's Pass enjoys the distinction oi baving a delegate to each of tbe na tional conventions. Abe Axtell baa been selected to represent Oregon in tbe Populist convention, J.W. Howard in tbe Democratic, and R. A. Booth in tbe Republican. All expect to be pres ent in person. Tbe Dalle Times-Mountaineer says it ia rumored that the Dufur flouring mills bave been sold to a resident of Portland. It ia stated that the prioe paid lor the mills was $10,000, and tb wheat stored in the warehouse, amounting to about 13,000 bushels, wa sold at 60 oent a buaheL The sheep-raisers of Grant oounty bave not lost many lamb, says the Long Creek Eagle. Regardless of the stormy weather that prevailed during the month of April, some sheepmen claim their increase in lambs will reach about 100 per oent, while tbe average will be between 80 and 90 per oent H. P. Moore, on tbe Illinois river in Curry oounty, says he is suooessfully raising figs. He ha a tree on which tbe first orop will soon ripen, and tbe others are ooming along fast Last year the tree ripened fig and will do so again this year, thus showing tbst tney oan be raised in this vicinity. He has an olive tree, whioh he will oultivate as an experiment, to see if it will thrive in tbat section. Mr. Schanno, says The Dalles Chron icle, has made special inquiries regard ing the probable fruit crop the oom ing season and finds that it will gen erally be good, with only rare excep ions. From Grants, Hood River, Mosier, Three Mile and the oonntry south come very enoouraging reports tbat all kinds of fruit will mature a full orop, exoept tbat in plaoes some varieties of peaches are partially affect ed. Xdaho. A postoffloe haa been established at Chappin, In Fremont county. Parties ooming in from tbe , Nea Perce reservation aay that the rains have made the road impaisable. The postoffloe department has for warded the commission of Mary A. Starrb, the new postmaster of Jesse. The wiigon of a settler and family, while asoending the grade at Big Can yon, near Kendriok, on tbe Clearwater river, went over the grade, down the hillside and into the river. The whole family went down with the wagon. Fishermen rescued the settler, bis wife and children, with some difficulty, but the wagon, horses and household furni ture of the settler were lost Joseph Crawford, a trapper, found the remain ot Andrew Allen, on the North Fork, three mile above the mouth of Pritohard creek. Allen wa an old-timer, and well known in Mur ray. He left in November, 1898, on a hunting trip. Search waa made a few day later for him, but hi track were covered by the first snow of the year. Nothing was known of what became ot him until his dlwovery. The remains found were bones, a gun, army buttons and a hatohet There was an empty shell in the gun, prob ably fired for help while he waa perish ing. . Montana. There has been reoeived at the Hel ena land offloe 761 patent for land in tbat distriot Tbe woolmen of Montana at a recent meeting, endorsed tbe position taken by Senators Mantle and Carter in vot ing against the Dingley revenue bilL They claim that the interests of tbe wool grower and manufacturer and the miner are too closely allied to admit of tbe least discrimination of one against the other by legislative aotlon. Helena ha carried off first honor in the matter of postoffloe reoeipts for the year ending Maroh 81, in this state. Her total reoiepta tor the year were $41,087.80, while those of Butte were $40,691.88. Both cities are, however, ot the first-class order, and the post masters reoeive $4,000 per annum. The government mineral land com missioners are at work in all the dis trict of the state, and they are receiv ing the aid of prominent mining men from the different districts. There is not the slightest reason for a single pleoe ot mineral land being classified as agricultural providing oitiaen lend their assistance. . THE NATIONAL CAPITAL Dally Proceedings in Senate and' House. IMPORTANT BILLS INTRODUCED abstaaoe of tha Measures Being Con sidered by tha Vlfty-Fourtb Saasion Senate. Washington, May 8. In tbe senate today, Cullom reported proeress in the conference of the two house on tbe legislative, exeoutlve and judioial ap propriation bills, although many items were yet open. The main feature of the agreement i on tbe salariea of the United State distriot attorney and marshals, a schedule of rate ranging from $3,600 to to $6,000 per year be ing submitted. The river and harbor bill was then taken up. All amend ments were agreed to until tbe item for a deep water harbor in Santa Monica bay, California, was reached. when it went over on the reauest of White, in view of a sham oontest whioh is expected. At 3 o'clock, the bill was laid aside, and tbe bond reso lution was taken up, Hill taking tbe floor to continue his speech. Peffer at tempted to have a time fixed for a vote, but Hill again declined to consent Washington, May 9. By a decisive vote today the senate decided to in augurate an investigation of tbe bond sales conducted by tbe secretary of tbe treasury during tbe last three years. Tbe resolution demanding the investi gation is very explicit It request that tbe committee on finance be di rected to investigate and report gen erally all tbe material faota and cir cumstances oonneoted with the sale of United State bonds by the secretary of the United States treasury during the year 1894. 1896 and 1896; what amount of available funds waa in the treasury at the time of such issues; the obligations of the government, and the reasons for the withdrawal of gold from the treasury, and the classes of persons who made such withdrawals. Washington, May 11. All Oregon and Washington item in the river and harbor bill went through tbe senate without opposition today, including the appropriation tor tbe boat railway at Tbe Dallea and the Seattle canal. . There will be a fight on both items in tbe oonterenoe. With the bond resolu tion out of tbe way, tbe senate gave ita attention to tbe accumulation of minor measures before going on with the river and harbor bilL Mitchell of Or egon gave notioe that when tbe last ap propriation bill was passed, be would press the joint resolution for election of senators by the people, not for the sake of having further speeches, but to ac tually adopt ' the resolution. Bills were passsed to establish a classifica tion division in the United States pat ent offloe, and granting permission for the erection of a monument in Wash ington in honor of Samuel Hahne mann, and appropriaitng $4,000 for a foundation. Washington. May 8. The house to day served notioe on the senate and the country that it had transacted it busi ness and wa ready for final adjourn ment by the passage, without division, of a resolution for final adjournment on Monday, May 18. The reading waa received with an outburst of applause from members on both side of the house. Wheeler denounced the ma jority for proposing to desert their post. He asserted tbat during the campaign of 1894, tbe Republican party had pledged itself to the relief of the people from existing depression. 'Caused by the Democratic party," in terjected Miliken. . Dingley made no reply to Wheeler, and the resolution was. adopted without divslon. The boose then prooeeded, under the special order adopted yesterday, to consider private pension bills, and aoted on them at the rate of about one every five minute. Washington, May 9 The net result of a three and a half hours' session of -the house today was the passage of a bill to amend tbe aot to allow appeala from the supreme oourts of the terri tories to the oourt of appeals. Fickler attempted to secure bia revenge for tbe defeat he suffered last night, when the house refused to remain in session to pass private pension bills, by blocking legislation today. He made tbe point of no quorum at every opportunity, and finally tbe house, losing patience, ad journed. Piokler threatens to keep np his taotios until he accomplishes his ob ject,, which be says is to secure farther consideration of private pension bills. Washington.May 11. Tbe member of the house voted themselves $100 -per month for olerk hire during the re cease of oongress. Under a resolution passed by tbe fit ty-seoond oongress, tbe members of subsequent oon greases re- ' oeived $100 per month for clerk hire during the sessions. Today tbe propo sition to extend this allowance to mem bers during the recesses ot oongress came up in the form of the Hartman resolution, adversely reported from tbe oommittee on aooounta. It occasioned some very deep debate. It had tbe support of Cannon, ohalrman of tbe appropriation oommittee, but wa op posed by Dingley, tbe floor leader of tbe majority. Aldrioh said it would involve an additional expenditure of $316,000 per annum. The resolution waa amended so as to exoept members who are chairmen of committees, bav ing annual clerks, and as amended was passed, 180 to 108. Bolln Convicted. Omaha, Neb., May 13, Shortly be fore noon the jury in the case of Homy Bolin, the defaulting city treasarer. returned a verdiot of guilty on evtt.y t count The amount of tbe defalcation in the finding aggregate $106,600.