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IDAHO CITY, IDAHO H. • C. X. JO», F* klUter* OCCIDENTAL MELANGE Pennoyer Vetoes the Salute on inauguration Day. OTENSION OF THE OREGON PACIFIC. Tr»y of Diamonds Stolen Prom a Jewelry Store In Sacramento—Marine ■ngtneer Pardoned. Riverside packer* and «rowers are holding the orange crop hack until the Florida trait is well out of market. The contract tor the construction of the South Oil* can et has met been let to Los Angeles parties. The work when completed will eoet 11,000,000. The wife of B. T. Karle, late superin tendent of the Stockton combined har vester works, believes be has gone to Mexico with a married woman. O. W. Uoilcnbacfc, the Auburn (Oai.) banker, ha* been acquitted on an cm beu hiraent charge, owing to a variance between the Indictment and the proof. The (lags canal, which furniehee the water snpply tor the new cable settle ment* of Riveraide, I* being cemented for a distance of eix miles, ana the work l* nearly completed. Phtaolx, A. T., i* apparently In earn est in an endeavor to doita share toward building the proposed Han Diego and Phoenix railway. Han Diego offers to bnlid to the Colorado river. The Doc Angelea Board of Supervisor* favor the passage of a State law provid ing that new conntiea cannot be formed without tbs concent of a majority of voter* residing within th* area of the original connty. The Bradstreat mercantile agency re port* fourteen failure# In the Pacific Coast State* end Terri tori#* for the past week, a* compared with thirteen for the previous week and sixteen for the cor responding weak of 1802. The case of the Illinois Trust and Sav ings Bank of Chicago again« the Lue Angeles cable road has been opened in the Superior Court at Los Angela*. This ia an effort to forclose $1,844,000 worth of outstanding mortgagee. The Governor of Washington has par doned Lucius Gonial ee of Han Francisco, a marina engineer. Goosalee has served two year* in the penitentiary, but recent ci ream s tances prove him innocent of the crime for which be was committed. Trace# of etryobnine have bean found in the etomach of the wife of Henry Bentley at Loa Angeles. Bentley mar ried the woman, who was quite wealthy, and It It charged that he had boasted ehe wonld be dead at abont the time she died. A small bird inhabitants the valleys and canyons putting into D.-atb Valley, making hie home In the meeqnlt groves abounding there, ills principal occupa tion seems to be a war of extermination . against scorpions, which he i* very (kill fill in filling. The Bee Hive, the old residence of Brigham Young at Lake and recently owned and occupied by hi* ion, John W. Young, h«» been sold out on judgment for $*17,413,44. Tim Bee Hive brought $62,867.'8 and the other property enough and more to satisfy the judgment. J. A. Pilaster of Los Angeles, who we* thought to have been murdered, hat turned up ln Han Francisco. I flatter disappeared about a year ago and much talk was occasioned over the fact that a bar!*• r was accused of killing him and burying him in the yard, which was dug over to find evidence. A railroad contractor has just arrived in Albany, Or., from California, where, it is stated, he gave up a contract to do so, and will go to work shortly on the ex tension of the Oregon Pacific, which is to connect with the Chicago, Burlington and (Juincy railroad. He says It is basi ns«* this time and no more foolishness. Sergeant Levin of Victoria, B. C., who was uns pended owing to his investigation into the manner oi the death of A. J. Davie, the Montana millionaire, has been reinstated. The Bergeant believed that the daughter-in-law of Davia pushed him while he was drunk, and he fell down stairs and was killed. No criminal in tention was discovered. A tray ol diamonds was stolen from H. Wachhorst's Jew sir y store at ttaerxniento the otber evening. One man broke th« piste-glass window*and another covered the clerk, with * pistol, while the first grabbed the tray, when both man dashed up the street and disappeared in Chinatown. They had falsa whisker« and could not he identified. The prospecta ihr aa early resumption of operation* at the Teinesral tin mini* in Han Bernardino county, Cal., are not very encouraging. During the past week the Sheriff has sold at auction a quantity of the mutable property of the company to satisfy tbeacooantsof parties to whom the company was indebted when Die mine was closed down some months ego. The arrest of Mrs. Y ester at Beattie, Wash., on the charge of having destroyed the will of her husband, is now believed to be a part of a conspiracy to prejudice the appointment of lira Y esler'e choice a* administrator of the steal«, aad Low man, the disgruntled heir, is the heed of the conspiracy. There is much feeling in the city. The Mayor will not Involve the city in the rail. Wholesale thieving on the Southern or New Mexico division of the Santa Fe has been unearthed. Brake men and conductors for utontha have robbed the cars of baggage and valuable freight, and it is estimated that $76,000 worth ol goods have been taken from the care, eo far twelve engineers, conductors, brakemen and firemen are under arrest, and more arrests will follow. Governor Pennoyer received a letter from AJjntant-General Mitchell oi the Oregon National Guard, asking perrals aion to use two brae* cannon, belonging to the State, for the purpose of firing s salute on Inauguration day. The Gov ernor sent the following reply : "No per mission will be given to tue State eon non for fh tug a saints over the inaugura tion of a Wall-street plutocrat as Presi dent of the United States." It ia reported that a gold bar veined at about $900 was given to the skipper ol the wrecked Queen of the Bey by a mine owner down on the lower Califor nia coast, to be smuggled out of Mexico without paying the export duty. The ekipper and crew indu ged in a costly spree, being drunk when the echooner was wrecked, and it is believed that they pawned or sold the bar. The crew is still held at Ensenada, while the au thorities are inveteiguttBf this report gad also the facts regarding th* wreak. FROM WASHINGTON CITY. a Postmaster-General Wanamaker Create* Something of an Innovation in Official Life. Senator Dolph has the Sileta Indian rstarvation bill In proper shape and ready to pass as soon as aa opportunity ooenrs for calling it up. Senator Cnllom has Introduced a joint reeolation requesting the city authori ties of Philadelphia to lead the United States the Liberty bell lor exhibition at the World's Fair. By direction of the Preaidant Secre tary Foster of the Treaanry Department has directed the Collector* of Customs at New York, Philadelphia and Boston to suspend the refund of duties npon hat material until farther advised. It is understood that M. E. Beil, su perintendent of th* Chicago public building, against whom a report of mal feasance in offioe was made by Assistant Secretary Lambertson, has tendered bis resignation to Secretary Foster. It will probably be accepted. The expérimente in the treatment of latnpy jaw under the direction of the Department of Agriculture are com pleted. Result« ahow that ol eighty-five cattle treated eixty-eight were complete ly cured. Secretary Rusk is highly de lighted with the showing. The Oregon delegation has been in re ceipt of numerous Tetters recommending H. L. Rees of Oregon for appointment aa paymaster in the army, and have in dorsed him for the place, but the Presi dent is very likely to name some of his personal friends for these places. Senator Mitchell haa introduced i joint resolution providing that where an officer of the United States haa been pre sented with a medal and the medal bas been loot or destroyed adupUcatoshould be issnsd. This la meant to secure a du plicate medal for General H. B. Comp son of Lakeview, whose medal for dis tinguished service« was stolen by the ' id lews. The House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce has ordered a favorable report on the Senate bill ap propriating $260,000 for the construction of a ship canal to connect Lakes Union and Washington with Paget Bound. The bill was reported with an amendment striking ont the proposed route by Smith's Cove, leaving toe route to tie decided upon by the Secretary of War. The rumor Is in circulation that, if the present Cmgreea does not repeal the Sherman act, Cleveland has said that he will convene the Fifty-third Congress in special session within thirty days after March 4. Representative McMHlin, a member both of the Way* and Means and the Kolas Committees, says he has been over the gronnd carefully, and can see no possible chance of the repeal of the silver act. The Treasury Department at present holds leas gold than at any time since the resumption act of January I, 1879, and in the language of a Treasury offi cial the gold obligations are greater, with less than $6,000,000 free gold to meet them, and $2,600,000 gold engaged for shipment from New York for Europe. Treasury official* do not venture a pre diction when the outflow wilt atop, but state that they see nothing serious in the sitnation. The Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee haa appointed the following subcommittee to consider the Nicara guan canal bill : Patterson of Tennes see, Raynor of Maryland, Price of Lon isiana, Geary of California, O'Neill of Pennsylvania, Htoror of Ohio and Honk of Ohio. At least one member of th» committee is strongly opposed to the canal bill. This is Raynor of Maryland. Some others are believed to be lukewarm, and Genry cannot be relied nj*m with certainty to favor the bill according to some men who are familiar with the sit nation. Postmaster-General John Wanamaker created something of an innovation in official life recently by giving a reception at bis residence to the employe* and at taches of every department of the Post office Department, a* well a* of the local postoffice. The event was preceded by a dinner, to which quite a number of the friend* of the Postmaster-General and his wife were invited. This is the first reception of the kind that haa ever been given by a mem lier of the Cabinet, and it is expected to form an interesting precedent that will be extensively fol lowed In years to come. What is considered in Washington aa one of the most significant moves in the entire Hawaiian discussion was the ear nest speech made by Senator Dolph the other day in favor of the United States assuming control of the islands. Bena tor Dolph ia one of the most influential membere of tho Commitltee on Foreign Relations, and his action in these mat ters carries great weight. The speech was full of statistics, giving everything of any value concerning the commercial advantages of Hawaii, and wilt beatext for the discussion that will ensue after the arrival of the Commissioners. U is replete with such information as both Hnnse and Senate will need to act in telligently upon th6 great- question. The report of the Silets Indian Oom mission, with the draft of a bill for the adoption of the agreement which has been reached with those Indians for the eeeeion of a portion of their lands, has been received in the Senate, and npon the request of Senator Dolph, immedi ately sent to the printer, to that it may be considered at an early date. The Senator says he ia going to make every effort to push the bill through, although it ia so late in the eeseion that he may find it difficult. The bill provides that the land shall lie thrown open upon the proclamation of the President, but Mr. Dolph is of the opinion that this will be Stricken oat and the lands opened so soon sa the agreement is ratified by Con gress. He considers the agreement reached with the Indians very satisfac tory. Senator Felton from the select com mittee on forest reservations in Califor nia has submitted to the Senate a report on the reao'ntion appointing a commit tee to ascertain what action should be taken by Congress to protect the settlers known as Kaweah colonists, who made lie me# trail and pre emplion entries on certain lands in Mariposa and Tulare counties, Cal., which afterwards were eet aside aa forest reservation, known as the Yoeemite and Sequoia National Parks, and the settlers ordered to vacate. The committee recommends that the Secretary of the Interior be requested to appoint a commission of three per sons, one to tie nam» 1 by the Secretary of the Kaweah colonists, who shall ex amine into the right* and equities, in du ling the lands and improvements held by each resident settler, iandowner and lawful filer upon lands within the bounds of the reservation, and ascertain what consideration and damages may be dne the settlers and to appraise the same. The report will be made to the Secretary of the interior, who shall in clude the amount due these settlers in his next annnal estimate of appropria tions for the department. The report farther recommends that all lands pat ented to individuals in the reservation, to which ingress or egress is denied, shall he appraised end purchased by site government. i a a a BEYOND THE ROCKIES. The Large Amount of Natural Gas Wasted in Indiana. NEW YORK BEGGARS TO BE ARRESTED A Negro Hanged In Delaware Nineteen Years Ago for Criminal Assault Was Innocent. Northwestern Iowa la liable to be in volved in • meat lamine. Oitisens of Memphis are endeavoring to suppress the gambling evil. About forty employes in the New Or leans Mint have been discharged. Kansas sends In the beet wheat report of any of the wheat-growing States. An investigation of the ex-officials of the Illinois Penitentiary is asked for. The Michigan Lianors-Dealers' Asso ciation has organised an insurance order. Small game ie reported to be very abundant throughout Alabama this year. Extraodinary precautions against the cholera have been taken at the city of Mexico. Philadelphia capitalists are fignring on starting a new bank in Wall street with $1,000,000 capital. A Philadelphia syndicate haa made extensive purchase* of coffee lands in tks State oi Oaxaca, Mexioo. - The managers of th* Chicago Fair are counting upon $6,100,000 in reoeipts for concessions granted by them. Mexico's exports to the United States during the past fiscal rear aggregated $4,946,688 more than during the previous year. The fifty-cent Columbian stamps, it is discovered by a St. Louis punie fiend, contains the pietnre of a man smoking a cigar. The Union Pacific threatens to make the rate from Oyden to Missouri river points $20, and "a hot rate war is ex pected. Barbers In Ohio are agitating for a law which shall make it legally possible for a white barber to refuse to shave a col ored man. Six of the public schools of Milwaukee have been closed by the Health Com missioners because of their unsanitary condition. In Louisville a man named Manning haa been arrested who is charged with selling charms warranted to care all sort of illness. The Senate has passed the bill to re fer to the Court of Claims the claim of Jeesie Benton Fremont to certain lands in San Francisco. A Chicago lawyer has suggested that ex-Presldonts, when they possess the legal requirements, be named for Su preme Court Justices. Four saloons were erected in the mid dle of the Ohio river, which was entirely frozen at Louisville, and did a thriving business for many days. As the result of a recent order by the government the immigration commis sions paid bv railroads to steamship companies will be reduced. Governor Hogg of Texas, in his mes sage to the Legislature of that State, advocated the taxation of venders of deadly weapons and cigarettes. Senator Warner Miller says Hunting ton and the Southern Pacific interests are in opposition to the Nicaragua Canal, and their agents are at work in Wash ington. A bill to prohibit prize-fighting in In diana, providing that principals should be Sued $6,000 and the newspapers $3.000 for printing advance notices, was killed in the House. The Geologist of Indiana says that enough gas has been wasted in its belt to supply every family in the State for two years, and that $22,000,000 is but a fair measure of the loss. Police Superintendent Byrnes of New York has Issued orders to the police to arrest ail beggars caught plying their trade. They had made general nuis ances of themselves. Four thousand new pistofflces were established during the last year, 567,646 unmailable letters poured into the boxes, 32,812 of them wholly without any out side sign, symbol or address. An election contest in Massachusetts haa developed the fact that the success ful candidate for Representative in the Wellington district was naturalized only the day before lie was elected. The Minnesota Legislature is getting ready to try a new form of paternalism. It is proposed to amend the State Con stitution so as to enable the State to in sure all farm buildings at cost. To the British emigrants who will take up land in the northwest of British Co lumbia the Canadian government iB of fering through the London Emigrants' Information Offioe bonuses of $5 to $10 a head. Miss Nellie Ahern will be the next State Librarian at Indianapolis. This was decided at a caucus of the two Houses iu which sixty-four votes were for MiB8 Ahern and only eight for the male candidate. A Washington dispatch says it has in formation from a thoroughly reliable source that M. M. Kstee upon the part of San Francisco has offered the Santa Fe $10,000,00j if the road would build into the city. The Chickamanga National Park Com misaioners have offered $17.000,000 lor eight acres oi ground on Orchard Knob. Tennessee, where Generals Grant ami Thomas stood and watched the battle of Missionary Ridge. It has just been shown that Joseph Benton, a negro, hanged in Delaware nineteen years ago for a criminal aasault, was an innocent man. A man who as sisted iu the arrest, named Morris, and was a witness on the trial was the guilty party. The Canadian Pacific has secured in dependent entrance into Jersey City or Weehawken. J. H Ramsey has sold hit franchise for the construction of a railroad from Jersey City north to the Canadian frontier to the Canadian Pa cific Rood. The new road will run west of the West Shore road. The United States Supreme Gonrt in the case of Homer, plaintiff in error, vs. The United States, has decided that Aus trian premium bonds constitute a true lottery within the meaning of the stat utes, notwithstanding the plea that they are part of the Austrian debt, and that they are, therefore, not mailable. Ex-Governor John M. Thayer oi Ne braska, who created a great sensation, two years ago, by refusing to allow Gov ernor Boyd to take poaseeeion of his of fice, is being sheltered by a poor soldier in the suburbs of Lincoln. Ail his wealthy friends turned against him after bis exit from office, end he is now pen niless. in Or of very the of in are for is a river ex law for col with all re of that the Su mid the mes of In was that to two fair New to out the in Co of a two the in lor of INDUSTRIAL BREVITIES. The Gold and Silver Output of Mexico for the Past Twelve Years —The ivory Trade Increasing. Four-fifths of the engines now working In the world have been constructed dur ing the last twenty-five years. In making champagne the gTapes are squeezed six times, each pressure mak ing wine of a different quality. One of the oldest and most conserva tive trust companies in Philadelphia holds $330,000,000 of trust estates. Electricity is used for making forgings, augers, railroad spikes, ball bearing and other articles hitherto made by band. The value of the honey and wax pro duced in the United States during the ^ast year has been estimated at $20,000, It is ea : d all the building trade« of Chicago will on April 1 demand increased pay and a contract excluding non-uulon workmen. Horaes are so plentiful in Buenos Avres that everybody has at least one It is said that even the beggars beg on horseback. English capitalists are reported to have become interested in the coal fields of Ohio county, Ky., and propose to de velop them. The Languedoc Ship Canal in France, by a short passage of 148 miles, saves sea voyage of 2,000 miles by the straits of Gibraltar. The hours of 7,00) men on the Union Pacific railroad system, have been re duced from nine to eight and only seven on Saturday. A druggist at Chicago believes that il he could secure the soda water privileges at the World's Fair his fortune wonld be made for life. An ingenious Boston man has just pat ented an electrical device designed to automatically play banjos, mandolins, guitars and harps. A year ago there were only fifty people in the mining settlement of Cripple Creek, Col. Now it is a thriving town of 10,000 inhabitants. Fonr hundred acres of land in Linn county. Mo., fenced and seeded to tim othy, but without buildings, was re cently sold for $30 an acre. The largest telephone center in the world is that in the Exchange in Berlin, Germany, where 7,000 wires are con nected with the main office. An inventor who recently had an idea patented in every country of the world where the patent law exists had to pay just $14,560 for the privileges. One hundred thousand tons of silver and 300 tons of gold, representing money value of $4,320,000,000, have been produced in Mexico since 1881, A recent invention is a new type of refrigerator car that can be run for twenty days without re-icing. It is charged with ice and certain chemicals. There is a scheme on foot for the estab lishment of a $5,000,C00 steel plant at Galveston, Texas, similar to the steel works at Chicago, Pittsburg and Cleve land. In 1860 the United Strtea produced 80,060 tons of paper. In 1890 the pro duction was 1,200,000 tons or 150,000 tons more than the total product of European paper millB. Four million tons of the finest ice ever housed and 500,000 tons stacked for early use, is the Hudson river winter harvest. It has been gathered at an es timated cost of 20 cents per ton. A glauB factory at Liverpool has "glass journal boxeB for all its machinery, glase floor, glass shingles on the roof and a smokestack 105 feet high, built wholly of glass bricks, each a foot square." Granite for columns, balusters, round posts and urns is now worked chiefly in lathes, which, for the heaviest work, are made large enough to handle blocks twenty-five feet long and five feet in di ameter. When Harrison W. Crosby first intro duced canned tomatoes he sold them at 50 cents a can. This was in 1848. For a few years past the average price has been 7 cents for a much superior article than that for which Mr. Crosby received 50 cents. If the ivory trade increases at the present rate much longer the elephant will soon become extinct. One firm alone in Sheffield last year received the tusks of no fewer than 1,280 elephants. A few years ago 800 pairs of tusks were sufficient for them. as in or a in PURELY PERSONAL. Mrs. Jefferson Davis Refuses to Receive Gifts From the Southern States— Stephen M. White. Ex-President Hayes was the first man to receive the LL. D. degree from Johns Hopkins. Stephen M. White, the Btaunch Demo crat, is the first Senator from California who was born in that State. Ex-Senator Ingalls is making $5,000 a month out of his lectures and syndicate letters. This beats being a Senator. Senator Faulkner of West Virginia has placed himself on record as favoring the election of United States Senators by popular vote. Mr. Moody is scrupulous about travel ing on Sunday, no matter how impatient he may be or how worthy the mission on which he may be bound. Mrs. Jefferson Davie distinctly refuses to receive any gifts from the Southern States or from private friendB, preferring to live upon her own modest income. Mrs. Maud Howe Elliott will try the lecture platform, and if she is as success ful in the new line as she has been as a writer, the public will be pleased and she will make a bonanza strike. A sister of General Butler, eleven years older than he, is now living near the old Butler homestead in Nottingham N. H. She is the widow of Daniel s' Stevens. Rev. Dr. Henry M. Field has com pleted his story of the Atlantic telegraph which he has written as a memorial of his brother, Cyrus W. Field, and it will be published in a few weeks. The heir to the Austrian throne, when he becomes Emperor, will govern nine countries, liear eighteen title's as Duke one as Archduke, two as Grand Duke and also thirty-three other titles. M. Eiffel wore the rosette of the L >g on of Honor as he appeared on the witness stand the other day. He is described as a small, wiry-looking man, who from time to time pulled or stroked his short gray mustaache and beard. Toward the fund needed to buy the home of Walt Whitman in Camden $500 has now been subscribed and $1,60) more is needed. It is intended that the poet's bed-room and study shall be preserved unaltered in contents and all. Mrs. Potter Palmer is in Washington trying to persuade Congressmen to vote for another appropriation for the Board of Lady Managers of the World's Fair 2s? *' r ** f * h ?f * Iread y appropriated about $90,000 for this purpo«e, but Mr§. P»l*ier wan ta more. for of on to a re il be to re the a of for is at of for es a in at a a FOREIGN CABLEGRAMS Raw Cotton Grown in Russia Shipped to Germany. A SWIFT ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE. English Women Protest Against the Ré introduction of the Crinoline— Two New Minerals. The National Cat Club of England has leaned its first register ol high-bred cats. There is little probability of the re lease of Mrs. Maybriok from imprison ment in London. The official figures of the working of the " zone system " on the railways of Hungary show most gratifying results. England will not adopt the decimal coinage for fear the humbler classes of society may suffer during the transition. Manufacturers of Manchester continue to run behindhand on their contracts, owing to the scarcity of yarn, resultant from tabor troubles. The Russian government has declined to grant the request of the Russian rail way companies that they be allowed to bay material abroad. In three weeks recently twenty tons of unwholeBome meat were seized by the authorities having charge of the markets in the city of London. The water supply of Portmadoc, North Wales, was recently totally suspended through the bursting of a large main conveying the town's water. There are in India 6,642 government savings banks, bolding balances aggre gating over 88334 lakhs of rupees. The number ol depositors increased 55,000 last year. There are mote than 50,003 persons In Taris who earn a living by picking up and making nse of what other people throw away—rags, bones, metal and each refuse. Two new minerals, of scientific value only, were recently discovered at Ceylon. They have been named respectively Geikielita and Badduleyite. Both were found in pebble form. More than eight thousand English women have already signed the protest against the réintroduction of the crino line, and the work of organizing them into clnbs ib still going vigorously on. The extent of the depression in the British shipping trade just now may be gathered from the fact that altogether 479 vessels, lenresenting a tonnage of 856,000, are laid up at English and Scotch porta. Four thousand nine hundred and fif teen new books and 1,339 new editions, a total of 6,254, were published in Eng land last year. This is an increase of more than five hundred over the produc tion in 1891. The manufacture of aluminium by an electrolytic procees is to be gone into quite extensively at Forges, France. The falls of the Praz river, giving 2,000-horse power, are to be utilized and a plant erected soon. Indications are cropping out tending to confirm the rumor that the King oi Belgium will visit the Congo country in April, accompanied by several officers of his military staff, a number of civic of ficers and members of the press. A new scheme for the extermination of rabbits is being tried in Australia. Cartridges generating poisonous gas are put in the burrows, the holes are closed and the rabbits are killed by the poison in the smoke, not by suffocation. The British Museum is not very old, but it has been an industrious as well as an intelligent collector. It waB started in 1755, and has now twenty-five miles of b loks and a greater number of curi osities than any other like institution. At Liverpool 156 steamers, represent ing about one hundred thousand tons, are lying idle, and over one hundred and fifty vessels are laid up on the Tyne. In addition there are ninety-nine British eteamerB lying idle at Continental porta. Russian female convicts in Siberia are in the future, if a proposal made by the Ministry of Justice to the Imperial Council ia ratified, to be exempted from flogging and wearing leg irons. Restric tions in diet and solitary confinement are to be substituted. The tall tower of London will rise in Wembley Park and surpass that of M. Eiffel by 150 feet, being 1,150 feet from the four concrete foundations on which its legs will rest. It will be on rising ground and overlook London on one aide and Harrow on the other. Mr. Morley has offered the retiring Lord Mayor of Dublin the dignity of a Privy Councilorship. This is the first time that the honor has been offered to a Nationalist who has never identified himself in the slightest degree with any of the great English parties. Australia is entering into strong com petition with France in the production of brandy. In 1892 the colony of Vic tor*» exported to the United Kingdom 53,040 proof gallons, it is said Australia can produce brandy that will stand com parison with the finest French cognac. Several large cargoes of raw cotton grown in Russian Central Asia were re cently shipped at Odessa to German ports. The Russians are sanguine that there will be a vigorous development of the cotton-growing industry therein the near future. The quality of the cotton so far, however, has been inferior. Orders have been given to the German Array pincera not to load th© sentries' ri flee with ball cartridges after the end of the present year. Thi B step is taken in view of the much too frequent affrayB between civilians and sentries, in which the latter usually used firearms with fa tal effect. Cecil Rhodes, Manager ol the British south Africa Company, is contemplat ing the advisability of extending a tele graph line from Cape Town to Alexan dria, via Uganda, Khartoum and the towns along the Nile. A company has ïffîmnSm'P 18 B,at f d ' wi,h a of $2,000,000. to carry the project into ef th.'L* re *n U I 1 't* PjnRma troubles the famous Drachenburg, the most beau tiful castle along the banks of the Rhone which has bsen admired by thousands of Americans, has been sold. Baron barter who became Immensely wealthy the Sue* canal, Bpent$5,COO 000 on the castle. He lost his fortune however, in the Panama undertaking. ' Austria announces an electric locomo liu® 7 h ! ch 18 . to travel 125 miles an hour The 1 ndependence Beige follows witli the statement that the North Belgian Com pany and the North France Company JH'TVT* 1 "!' a line ,or locomotives operated by electricity, on which the journey from Brussels to Paris, about one hundred and ninety-two miles, will .t P rr pll8h r d in e ,?* ht 7 minute., . mlWnhonr * ° 1 "' hnn<fred «<> Bfty Prodoo«. Frail. Uta. Wheat — Nominal : Valfay, IU20» Walla Walla, $1.1001.1234 P" 4 *®* 1 - Flop»—S tandard, $8.60 ; Walla WiUla, $3.60; Graham, $8; Superfine, $2.60 **0at#— 42@43o per bushel; »ltaMn bags, $6.2506.50} barrels, $6.6006.76} CAB60 $3 75. Hay—B est, $11018.50 per ton; com mon, $9.00010.00. , , MuABTUrrs—Bran, $i8; «horts, $20. ground barlev, $23024: chop feed, $20 per ton; whole feed barley, $18019, middinge, $23024 per ton: brewing barley, $1.0001.16 per cental : chicken wheat, $1.1001.20 per cental. Bdttib—O regon fancy creamery, 35@ 3734c; fancy dairy, 3003234c; fair to good, 26027J4O} oommon, 1601734c P® r pound ; pickle roil butter, 40056c per "'c'hxssk — Oregon, 11018«! Eastern Twins, 1434c ; Young America, 16c per pound. _ __ Boos—Oregon, 3234c; Eastern, 82*0 per dozen. , . Poui/tbt— Chickens, mixed coops, $4 ; old hens, $4.6006.00; old roosters, $4; ducks, $6; geese, $11 per dozen: tur keys, live, 1234013340; dressed, 15016c per pound. ___ Vegetables —Cabbage, $1.0'01.60 per cental ; onions, 9Oc0$l per cental ; pota toes, 90c<3$1 per cental; tomatoea, 400 63cper box; Oregon turnips, 76c0$l.OO per cental; young carrots, 75c0$l per cental; sweet potatoes, $1.6001.76 per cental; Oregon cauliflower, 76c0$l.OO per dozen ; celery, 60c per doxen. Faurrs—Sicily lemons, $6.00 per box; California, new crop, $4.6005.00; Ore gon pears, $1.2601.50 per box ; bananas, $2.6003.60 per bunch; oranges, seed lings, $3.0008.26 per box ; navels, $4.00 04.60; cranberries, $12.60 per barrel; apples, $1.0002.00 per box. Staple Grown ei. Honey — Choice comb, 15017c per pound ; new Oregon, 18020c. Salt —Liverpool, 200s, $16.60; 100s, $16.60; 60s, $17.60; stock, $10.60011.60. Dbibd Fbuits —Petite prunes, 10012c ; silver,11014c; Italian, 12014c; German, 10011c; plnms, old, 606c; new, 709c; apples, 6011c'; evaporated apricots, 16016c; peaches, 12016c; pears, 7011c per pound. Kicb —Island, $4.7606.00 ; Japan, $4.86 per cental. Coffee — Costa Rica, 2134c ; Rio, 2034c ; Salvador, 20c ; Mocha, 2734030c; Java, 2734030c; Arbnckle's, Midland, Mo kaska and Lion, 100-pound cases, 26 85-lOOc per pound ; Columbia, same, 26 35-100c. Beans —Small white, 334c; pink, Sc; bayoa, 334c; batter, 834c; limas, 33404c per ponna. Syrup —Eastern, in barrels, 40066c; hall-barrels, 423406734c; in cases. 360 80c per gallon ; $2.26 per keg. California in barrels, 20040c per gallon; $1.76 per keg. Sugar—N et prices : D, 4c ; Golden O, 434c; extra C, 434c; Magnolia A, 434c; granulated, 634c ; cube crushed and pow dered. 634c ; confectioners' A, 634c per pound ; maple sugar, 16016c per ponnd. Canned Goods —Table fruits, assorted quoted $1.7602.00; peaches, $email@example.com; Bart lett pears, $1.7602.00 ; pluma, $1.3734 01.60; strawberries, $2.2602.46; cher ries, $2.2602.40; blackberries, $1.860 2; raspberries, $2.40; pineapples, $2.250 2.80; apricots, $1.6502.00. Pie fruits: Assorted, $1.20; peaches, $1.26; plnms, $1.1001.20; blackberries, $1.2601.40 per dozen. Pie fruits, gallons — Assorted, $firstname.lastname@example.org; peaches, $3.6004.00; apri cots, $3.5004.00; plums, $email@example.com; blackberries, $4.0004.50. Vegetables : corn, $1.4001.85; tomatoes, $1.0001.10; sugar peas, 95c0$l.OO; string beans, 900 95c per dozen. Meats : Corned beef. Is, $1.60; 2s, $2.40; chipped beef, $2.650 4.C0; lunch tongue, Is, $4.00; 2s, $6.76; deviled ham, $1.7502.75 per dozer. Fish: Sardines, 34s, 76c0$2.26; 34s, $2.1504.60; lobsters, $firstname.lastname@example.org; salm on, tin 1-lb.talls,$1.2501.60; flats, $1.75; 2 lbs., $email@example.com; 34 bbL, $6.60. Miieflll»n«oaa. Nails —Base quotations : Iron, » 2 76 steel, $2.75 ; wire, $2.60 per keg. Iron—B ar, 234c per ponnd ; pig iron, $23026 per ton. Stkbl —1034c per pound. Tin —I. C. charcoal, 14x20, prime qual ity, $8.6009.00 per box ; for crosses, $2 extra per box; roofing, 14x20, prime quality, $6.7507.00 per box; I. 0. coke plates, 14x20, prime quality, $7.6008.00 per box. Lead —434c per ponnd ; bar, 834c. Shot—$ 1.80 per sack. Horsb8hoes—$6. Naval Stores— Oakum, $4.6005 per bale ; resin, $4.8006 per 480 pounds ; tar, Stockholm, $13.00; Carolina, $9.00 per barrel ; pitch, $6.00 per barrel ; turpen tine, 66c per gallon in carload lota. Hide*. Wool and Hop*. Hides —Dry hides, selected prime, 60 8c; 34c less for culls : green, selected, over 66 pounds. 4c ; under 55 pounds, 3c ; sheep pelts, short wool, 30@50c; me dium, 60080c; long, 90c@$t.25; shear ings, 10020c; tallow, good to choice, 3 0334c per pound. Wool—U mpqua Valley, lfi@17c; fall clip, 1301534c; Willamette Valley, 160 18c, according to quality ; Eastern Ore gon, 10016c per ponnd, according to condition. Hops— 12019c, according to quality. TU# Heat Market. . BEKF ,- | Li 3 2 *@334o per pound; dreused, 4>£@7c. Mutton —Live, 4@4Xc per pound : dressed* 8c dve > 4<g4J^c ; Hogs— Live, 5 @ôc per pound ; dressed, 7c. * Veal —4@7c per pound. Smoked Meats— Large ham, 17340 1734c; medium ham, 1734@1834c; break 1701834c ; short clear aides, per @ m^ C ' dry Bat aides ' 13 ^4@ 14c Lard — Compound, in tins. I3ig c ■ jrare, M"M6Ml7,i,c ; Oregon. 11340 *34o per ponnd Arresting a Funeral Proewaiao. The police force of Cicero, a suburb of Chicago, is continuing its war against funeral processions using Washington boulevard as a thoroughfare contrary to ordinance. Last week a procession con sisting of two carriages, on their way to the cemetery, was halted by the officers. I he first carriage contained the body of a child The carriages, drivers, mourn Î" and corpse were taken to the town hall, and a fine was imposed npon one of the drivers who confessed knowledge of the ordinance. The funeral then pro ceeded to the burying gronnd by an other route—Philadelphia Ledger. Maine I» a Great State. A. Caribon physician recently took an excitmg ride that illustrates the extent of Maine s unsettled domain in the north a o'" called t0 a timber camp above the Allegash, one day, to perform a surgical operation npon Luther Hem derson, a lumberman. He started at 10 the™ k *■ "V and bo - von<1 Grand Isle there were relays of sleighs at four dif lt hi 1 . T" 8 aWHiting him - He arrived at hi. destination at midnight, having nmde the distance of 102 miles in four* toeu hours—Bangor Commercial. r ; ; ; : THE FARM AND GAI Good Pastures and Heavy Grass Crops Very Important, ROOTS AS FOOD FOR MILCH C0W S Increasing Value of Firm Lands Will t* a Factor in the Profits of ft« Farm In the Future. If yon look to the milk aid# ÄT 1 ' "" *"* «U »2 a .munru.nt £7th* «ssrÆÂÂteÂ*» figure out how mat^™te .«!f ho,s ' they will kill next spring. * nd *«"»• There is more profit In srowin. in« things and in fine products*,, pr^Ä' than in great «'»Pi«- Bat hV? quires • different sort of talent " Itave a pit for the reception of sll tk. garbage and waste. Then «id *°" e loam « an absorbent and it become* an excellent fertilizer ' " Smutty cornstalks are not *'»1*,. some food, and by feeding them ,It prepare for another crop of imntty aa the spores go beck to the land ing manure. u It W ni®" th ? weath *r become* very mid it will require more com to proda* . P°^ 0f gBin ' , Thi * aeemt Mr™ trying to * et the W Profitable feeding consists in *1.1«.. animal all that it will ea" and d£2 properiy. Borne large eaters do not g wUhpmSt TOdWelUnd80ar8 *. war " • Peat saving of food, and heat solves the problem o ***"1 tn d ** rees of temperature maik the line between the formationTf eggs and no eggs. Boote may form a portion of to* food of milch cows, but must not be fed too largely if the best quality of product i, expected. Use them mainly as a lx» live and appetizer. Those bnried potatoes may be secure enough from freezing, but how abont ventilation T We would juBt as lief hare them freeze as rot. And they will do that unless they have air. Good partnres and heavy grass crons are important factors toward a profitable agriculture. Give some attention to these instead of spending all your care and labor upon the grain fields. This is a good time for the farmer to get some reliable person to do hischoroe and take a week visiting farmers who are following the same branch of farm ing aa himself. An exchange of ideas is helpful. The increasing value of farm lands will be a factor in the profits of the farm iu the near future. And this profit is now qnite as likely to come in the older and settled regions, where lahds have already a good value, as elsewhere. With good roads the farmer will hare a better choice of markets. Instead of being compelled to buy and sell at the point that can be reached most easily he will be able to go where he can do best. Impassable roads sometimes prohibit such selection. The time to begin the colt's education is immediately after weaning, Teach him to lead and obey the word. The fntnre usefulness of the horse depend) largely upon the kindness and thorough ness of these first lessons. Don't confine him on a plank floor, but give bimarun in a yard every fine day. Let the small farmer become a dairy man out and out. Keep dairy cows, and let the raising of steers alone. Dairying is dairying, and beef-making is beet making. Mixing them is too expensive work for the small farmer. Feed what you raise to good cows, and then yon have good pay for your labor besides. The small farmer is the natural dairy man. He has the advantage over the large farmer in this respect, bnt he is at a disadvantage as a beefmaker. Look out for scratches. Many a fins horse ia rained by allowing the legs to get dirty. It takes only a few minutes to wash them clean and rnb them dry. If the skin beginstocrack.it must not be left, or it will become almost incurable. The skin most be kept clean and soft. Cut the hair off short, and paint it over with chloride of zinc and water—thirty grains to one pint of water. Put this on once a day and rub with glycerine. If E oesible, give yonr horse a box stall. A orse will keep in better condition and do more work than if confined in a nar row stall. Th# Problem or Soil Molitore. The Pennsylvania experiment station has been making some careful investiga tions relating to the evaporation of mois ture from the soil. On April 28 of last year a piece of gronnd was planted and another piece similarly situated was left unsowed. On May 6 samples from each piece, extending from the surface to a depth of four feet, were tested. The earth from the plowed piece con tained mach more moisture than the other, the difference equaling one and three-fourths inches of rainfall, which it will be observed is more water than usu ally falls in any one storm, however hard it may be. The greater part of tun soil, it should be remembered, was tne same in both cases. In the one case the upper part of the soil bad been tnrnto over, by which the direct connection Be tween the air and the water on eartn was broken and the moisture conld not escape so rapidly as in the other case. The experiments were continued over a period of sixty-four days, and the results shown at the end of that time were very nearly the same. This amount ol water saved in the soil properly represent* more than the corresponding amount o rainfall for the reason that part of th water of every rain storm is r ? tur ?*" immediately to the air. Estimating that 301.49 pounds of water are for one poHnd of dry matter in corn, saving of water in this ex per line wonld in a dry season increase the yie of dry matter per acre 1,277 pounds, abont 14 per cenri of a good crop. Th# Royal Road. Struggling Author—Why, Da feeiy. prosperous you look I Was your last boo poems a success, De Poesy—No-o, can't say that It »a* "Published a popular novel, perhaps, "No." , "Ah, then you have »ritten a play, have always held that play writing. w not the highest form of art. was never less" "I have written no play " "You haven't, Where did th9 * > "J clothe# come from, How did you P*T that handsome turnout "1 have uhoudened llteratur* *»d a ~ dling rianis."—N#w York Weakly.