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IDAHO CITY, - - IDAHO a. * C. X. JOHN, Publishers. OCCIDENTAL NEWS. Bill Extending the Time of Cit izenship in Arizune. HIGH WATER CAUSES DAMAGE. Brakcman on the Atlantic and Pacific Hecomea a Hero and Receives a l'nrse—Etc. Counterfeit dioifs, composed of anti mony and tin, are in circulation in lame county, Or. Mra. MnWbfrter Ihm licgnn unite at Freund tor (30,000 instirnnde on her h Ma iland'S life. The* Autorin ramiers fired the price at (1 a nul moo, and the ritdnftnioii'H Union demands (LUI. The American Historical Society has instituted two libel ,suits at Portland against the Oregonian. All the men' rhargdd with crime in connection with l he lalior troubles in the t'iciir d'Alene an 1 now at liberty. There is talk of reducing the miners' pay at Nanaimo, B. <!. The union is very strong there, and a strike is not at all improbable. Bands ot Apache« are away from their reservation in Arizona. Bo far the In dians are charged only with frightening people and being very saucy. < iocernor Murphy oi Arizona has ve toed the bill pa- -cd by the Législature extending the time of citizenship from six months to twelve months. The whisky smuggling on the west coast of British Columbia is not as ex tensive us reported. The hulk of it is from Victoria, not the United States. Reports havol«4(i received at. Pluenix A. T., of new and rich placer diggings in the southwestern part of Maricopa county, about thirty miles north of Ago Cal lento. Superintendent, Hussey of the British Columbia police at Victoria him decided to go nortli in connection with the In dian excitement over the alleged Sorrow Island massacre. The International Nickel Company, which owned the great nickel mine at Riddles, Ur., has sold a two-thirds in terest in the property to an English syn dicat!« for (fWO,000. Thu Bonanza minus in the Harqua Halos, Yuma county, A. T., cleaned up (160,OtK) as the result of the last, month's run. This is the hugest chunk of gold ever run into one liar. During high water on the Oil* river a few days ago a large section of the dum of the Cilia Bend Irrigation Company's canal, sixty miles southwest of Pluenix, was washed away. The damage is stated to be not less thuu (100,000. Oregon has five live ox-tioverimrs, and all are Dorn ocrais but ouo— lion. Z. E. Moody of Salem. The Democrats are Hon.L. F. (iroverof Portland, Hon. W. W. Thayer of Portland, Hon. John Whitcakcr of Eugene and Hon. S. E. Chadwick of Salem. In the suit of John Doe against the Waterloo Mini rut Company, trust in the IxiH Angeles (Totted States District Court, involving the title to disputed ground in tho mining claims at Calico, Judge Ross rendered u verdict for the plaintiff. Several suits are practically settled by this derision. The advent of a Chinaman at Croat Falls, Mont., who pro|>oeed to open a laundry there, grouted touch excitement, and caiised a mass meeting of lalsirlng men, who setit a committee to consult with Abe authorities. Police protection was given the Chinaman, hut he was forced to forego his design and leave town. The Plan* murder ease at Sun Jose is again before the people in the shape of tnnts at evidence bOtUg found, tuid that sensational arrests will shortly follow. The tlwory of suieido has never lieen popular, tie appearance o< the clothing and the »hoes tending to show that the body had ls-cll dragged to where it w as iound. The murder was comm titra last November. The Arizona Legislature has passed a bill which provide» that upon the p«tl turn of the parents of fifty pupils in in corporated cities ami towns a teacher must be employed to teach Spanish. The strongest opposition was from the sec tions wliero Mexicans pruhenhiute, The ground of the opposition waif that tin result would certainly Ihj the . exclusion of EngUAli in many schools. The great project of Irrigating the Mo jave desert by means ot a mammoth dam to t>e built at Vtoor Narrows, on the line of the Southern California rail road, appears to Ihi an assured fact Document« for the formation of a com pany have been completed and signed The' capitalism interested are Eastern men from I Si huh and elsewhere. The ex|>enditttre involved is about (1,500,000. " There's more whisky on the west coast than in Vietoria." remarked Frank Adams, who has just returned to Vic toria, li. C., from that section. '"The Indians arc all drunk, and tin' sealers have a hard time in gutting a crew. Whisky is being «muggltal in by the wholesale, and the red men are having a high old time. The whisky is coming from the American side. 1 never saw so much drunkenness Cm that coast. There does not seem to be any government control there at all." While in the railroad tard at King man, A. T., Charles H. kcuo, a brukc inan, Observed a runaway engine an prnavhiug at groat speed from one <ti ri-ction and passenger No. 2 from the other, both on the same track. He quickly sprang to a sidetrack switch and shunted the engine, which was de railed and somewhat damaged. The en gineer had jumped from the «ah as soon as the locomotive became unmanageable, but the fireman hail remained at his joist. The latter escaped uninjured. A purse was made up for the brakvmau. Tlw Chinese Six Companies at Sau Francisco hare issued a new circular of ficially ami openly advising the Chinese to return Compliance w ith the Geary law. A translation of the circular is in portas follows ' "This registration law is not right. Afl iUithorities we have consulted agree to this. We have employed five attorneys to' go to Washington at the Supreme Court to tight this unjust law. Wait until May 5 before you do anything. Wait and wë will help you. The Cht nese Minister has gone to »he head men of the government to get decisions, and we liope to get them soon, in order that our people uiav not lie arrested and sept to jail, we ought to do what is right ana not pay money for registration, and thus lose our respectability." FROM WASHINGTON CITY. a hearing Big Black toe Bitter iy on the Aulitant Secretary Spaulding Writes a Letter to the Collectors on the 1 *Pacific Coast. Sccretary-Hoke 8i»Mth g tojtlie *epn»entativ«* of fo 0 ( MminSj Company ai KOot Dcvefopriieiit foin_ . question of (fie revocation of thoir per mits, grained some months ago, to ent 80 per cent of thetiinlier on twenty-six sections of land in Montana. . Secretary Hatton- of the Department of Agriculture has devised a plan to teHt the fitness of applicants for positions not governed by the. eivii-aervicc rules. Each applicant on filing hig application will be required to answer a set of cjues tions os to moral and physical qualifica tions and on the work which he will be required to perform. He hopes by this means to serum a high standard in the department. A Republican Senator, who stands high in the party eonneils, says the pro posed Senatorial investigations of a pri vate character anil the reorganization schemes will «nue to nothing this ses sion. They cannot lie considered w hile the contested seats are under considera tion, and when that subject' is disposed the Senate will probably adjourn, as the quoruip would otherwise disappear within two days after the President no tified the Senate he has no further busi ness to present to it. Secretary Carlisle is having prepared list of the employes of the Treasury Department, with the salaries they re ceive, and will liave it arranged by States. The list liaH tg>en prepared al ready to such ail extent as to show a great disproportion among the States, some having many more clerks than their proper quota and others less. The Sec retary, it is understood, intends bv every means in his power to reduce the Dis trict of Columbia's list of employe« so that the States may receive their proper quota of appointments. Assistant Secretary Bussey has ren dered an important decision in the mat ter of the claim of Jose(>li P. Smith for an increase of pension on the ground of new disabilities, in which ho overrules the action of the Commissioner of Pen sions in allowing an attorney fee of (111. The c laim for increase was made under the act of June 27. 1800, and the Assist ant Secretary holds that all such claims should lie treated as strictly increase laiins whether new disabilities are luimed or not, for w hich a fee of only (2 cun be allowed, It is said that prob ably 200,000 claims will be a fleeted by this decision. Secretaries Dresbam and Carlisle while looking into the expcfndittires of the Behring Sea Commission reached some allowances which were extravagant and should be discontinued. It appears that everybody connected w ith the commis sion, from the stenographer down, him been given very U lierai allowances, which the officials of this administration in clude under the head of " useless extrav agance," There are, it is said, eight or ten officials connected with the commis sion who arc receiving more than double pay by drawing (ft to (18 per day in ad dition to regular salaries, which range from (1,800 to (3,800 per annum. Ru mors of these exposures have made jiiite a «tir in the depart ment, and some interesting developments are expected. ThoScnate Committee on Foreign Re lations held a meeting the other morn ing. It Is understood that, while favor able to making public the text of the Russian treat!', it was unable to agree upon a favorable report by reason of dis agreements relative to the correspond ence accompanying the convention. A well-known Senator, who is the cham pion of general humanitarian legisla tion, stutes that, wiien published, the treaty will lie found neither more nor less objectionable than several other treaties which have been ill operation for some years. The criticisms, he says, arc due to a conception of the effect of the Instrument upon the garbled ex tracts of s surreptitious publication of the treaty first sent to the Senate, AHHiwtunt Secretary SpauMinu; has written the following letter to ColTctttorH on the Pacific Coast : " The department it* informed that the practice obtains among Chinese laborers in this country of entrusting money to merchants, which is treated as a part of the capital in the business. Chinese laliorers who have made such a disposition of their savings, although not actually engaged in busi ness, have claimed to be merchants, and say they are thereby entitled to leave the country and return at pleasure. The de partment desires you to closely scrutin ize the certificates which may be pre sented at your jxjrt by returning Chinese and to require evidence of the standing of the holders as bona-fide merchants, actively engaged in business. In no case should Chinese be permitted to enter as merchants unless their right to the priv ilege is churlv established, and where it appears the practice herein referred to is attempted the certificates presented should be ignored, the holders arrested ami the facts reported to tin* depart ment." 0 The question of sheathing our rniviil vessels is one to which Secretary Herbert, it is said, proposes to give some earnest consideration. Naval Constructor Hieh iKiru has prepared some iiu|>ortuitt data on the subject. Hi* shows that the At lanta on her trial trip with a clean Un tom attained a speed of 15.5 knots an hour with a 8,345-horse power, while the Boston, her exact duplicate, with a comparatively foul bottom made but 18.8 knots on 3,390-horse power. Constructor H ich horn holds that the im* portuxu'C of the preservation of the bot tom of steel vessels from corrosion and fouling can hardly U* overestimated and is continually emphasized by tin* reports of loss of speed and increased coal con sumption received from our new un sheathed steel vessels now in commis sion. Unless our cruisers are to bo con fi" ,, d tu cruises of short Jurat km 1ii the iivigh!«irho<i.lni our oun imrts, it would appear that they are deficient in th mont important quality—the ability to maintain high speed at sea for long pe riods. The additional expense incurred in putting on the sheathing of wood and topper is in realitv a great saving dur ing the lifetime of a ship, as it obviates tlie necessity of frequent docking and the largely increased coal bills when the the metal Imttom is foul. For a vessel like the Chicago the cost would is' be tween (300 and (400 for docking alone. To this sum must he added about (1,000 for scraping and painting. In Great Britain cotu|>etition has brought the charges for private docks down to a min imum, but the docks in India, China, Australia and on the Pacific Coast are very expensive. Captain Hichborn rec ommends that all cruising vessels ill tended for general service in foreign wa ters be sheathed if above 1,000 tons dis placement, and that vessels of less than 1,000 tons displacement intended for gen eral service as cruising gunboats, etc.., be of a composite construction, with steel framing wood outside, planking and cop* per Bheuthing. F rauce had in operation on Decemlier 31, 1802, 35,383 kilometers of railwav linos, an increase of 724 kilometers over tRe mileage at the end of 18Ö1. EASTERN MELANGE. Florida Orange Crop Probably tjie Largest Known. THE 'PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN. Nebraska Will Elect Her Presidential Electorg Herafter by Congres sional Districts. Western wheat-crop prospects are not encouraging. Another epidemic of grip is threatened in New York. In 1892 the railroads in Pennsylvania killed 1,439 persons. A case of malignant typhus has ap peared in Cincinnati. The World's Fair has taken in $200, (H) In admissions already. A syndicate*' is reported to have pur chased the New York Times. Nearly 400 applications for patents were made last year by women. The Treasury Department has plenty of gold for all practical purposes. Arkansas proposes to tax all sleeping car, express ami telephone companies. The new iron-pipe combine in the .Southwest will have $20,000,000 capital. Americans can now buy bait in New foundland without taking out a license. An artful New York Italian has made about $8,000 by raising $1 bills to $5 bills. A bank, exclusively for the colored race, has been organized at Anniston, Ala. Cattle in the Colorado country win tered exceedingly well during the late cold spell. New York's Hoard of Electric Control is still laboring to get the wires under ground. The Cherokee Strip will not tie opened to settlement in time for the planting of spring crops. The Atlanta Constitution is earnest in declaring that Georgia is entitled to 2,590 Federal offices. Two ex-Auditors of Illinois are being sued for the recovery of interest on State money placed in banks. Thomas Helm of Austin, Tex., offers *500 to any one who will secure his ap pointment as Postmaster at that place. ( iovernor Northern of Georgia is tired of politics, and has become enamored with the life of a religious missionary. The right of a saloon-keeper to eject female crusaders from his premises is to be tested in tho Illinois Supreme Court. The trial trip of the cruiser New York has been every way successful. All cruiser speed records have been sur passed. A Chicago syndicate of capitalists is contemplating the establishment of an extensive packing-house plant iu the City of Mexico* It is learned positively that a dispatch has beeil received from Oxford by the Yale Boat Club opening negotiations for an international race. The City Electrician of Nashville, Tenu., states that it would lie verv dan gerous for women wearing crinoline to cross the electric car tracks. Humors of a shortage have led the Randolph County (Mo.) Court to begin an investigation of the books of County Treasurer Matlock of that county. For a long time hitherto New York city bonds have sold at a premium in all the markets of the world. Some new 3 per cents have been selling at par. A Washington special to the New York Herald hium that President Cleveland has finally mum* up his mind to call an extra session of Congress next September. The Union Club of New York has en gaged Captain Charles Perrv Smith, late of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, as its Superintendent at a salary of ^5,000 a year. The Delmonieo Restaurant- at New York will have to move from its well known stand in May. The Wormser Brothers, bankers, have bought the property. A friend of the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, has presented tho institu tion with $50,000, with which to pay for a new building for the Out-patient De partment. A bill providing for the election oi Presidential Electors by Congressional dist ricts has passed the Nebraska House, and is likely to pass the Senate and be come a law. The Lower House of the Kentucky Legislature has declared against the marriage of cousins on the ground that children of such marriages are frequently weak-minded. The United Brotherhood of Switchmen held a secret meeting at Philadelphia. No definite resolution was formed as to a strike when business is crowded dur ing the World's Fair. There are on tile in the Postoffice De partment more than 5,000 resignations of Postmasters. These cases will be considered and disposed of before any cases of removals are taken up. The admission fee to the World's Fair grounds will shortly be raised from 26 cents to 50 cents, to discourage visitors until the work, which must now be pushed night and day, is completed. John J. Rhodes, General Manager of the Minnesota Bureau of Coal Statistics, has been arrested on the charge of com mitting perjury in giving testimony be fore the Legislative Investigation Com mittee. Statistics prepared by the Bureau of Statistics for the year ending February 28 show a balance of trade against th ïfnitixi' State» of (32,000,OOOfagamst « Uiltuuv of (171,000,000 in favor of the United States for the previous year. The Florida orange crop this season will probably be the largest ever known. The trees are now in blossom, and are so full of bloom that should only half of them mature the trees would iiot hold the fruit without considerable propping and bracing. The discovery is rejiortod to have been made that the peninsula of Michigan west of the Sault and Mackinac to the Montreal and Menominee rivers and from Lake Superior to Lake Michigan and the straits has never been legally ceded to tlie United States. Millionaire Potter of Chicago has deemed it necessary to publicly deny un der his signature the story of the news boy, Dunuivant, that he (Potter) rail roaded Dunnivant to the penitentiary to get him out of the way of his daughter, whom he wanted to marry. The result of the efforts to increase the trade of the United States with tlie coun tries of South and Central America seems to be an increase in tlie exporta tion of American agricultural imple ments, the figures of one country, tin Argentine Republic, alone showing an increase from (327,000 to (1,391,000 dur ing the year. I PURELY PERSONAL. Senator Frye will deliver the^ eulogy on Blaine in Boston, May 3. No man knew him better. President Howe, of the American In stitute of Mining Engineers, is a son of Mrs. Julia Ward Howe. Mr. Gladstone would be the favorite boarder in an American private hotel. He is fond of rice pudding and prunes. Mrs. Lainont, wife of the popular Sec retary, will remain in New York until the close of the school year liberates her children. Susan B. Anthony lias weathered the gales of adverse criticism for forty years, and Ht ill clings to the hope that she will yet be permitted to vote. Mrs. Langtry has made a success of her display of good clothes. She has a $175,000 yacht in which to enjoy her sea sickness and he fashionably miserable. Verdi will have a gold mine in "Fal staff." He has already received $32, 000 for the opera, and will have 40 per cent of the performing and publishing royalty rights. Buffalo Bill now stands at the head and front of American citizenship. He told President Cleveland that lie was not an office-seeker and wanted abso lutely nothing. James J. Hill of St. Paul, the railroad magnate, has a splendid collection of French paintings bought on his own judgment. He talks as understanding^ of art as of railroads. William Ordway Partridge, the Boston sculptor, g»*ts $10,000 for nis statute of Shakespeare, and will receive $27,000 for his equestrian statute of Garfield. He is only 31 years of age. The Empress of Austria has translated "Lear," "Hamlet," and "The Tempest" into, modern Greek, in which language she is wonderfully proficient, talking and writing it like an educated Athenian. Oliver Wendell Holmes is sensible enough to be very particular about bis diet and means of living, and to take care that no unwise indulgence on his part shall benefit the doctors or shorten Ids days. There is a fortune in store for the au thor who has a long list of good-selling novels. Ouida has written altogether twenty-seven novels. They still enjoy a large sah? and return large royalties to their author. If the Infanta Isabella of Spain comes to this country, she will show the Chi cagoans that a woman of fortv-two can dunce like a girl, hunt like a M. F. II., and drive a four-in-hand like the Presi dent of a coaching club. Among the latest of the prominent actors to reply to Eibridge T. Gerry's violent assault upon the women of the stage is John Drew, who points to his distinguished mother, who began her professional career about 9 years of age. Ho holds that the children are better off on the stage than in any other occupa tion that is open to them. BUSINESS BREVITIES. Paper barrels are a success. The cigarette manufacture is decreas ing. Locomotives now have electric head lights. England is building a ship that will cost (4,750,000. Europe is reported to have 50,000 match factories. There are over 21,000 Western Union telegraph offices. The kegs used for the exportation of gold hold (50,000. The annual production of pepper av erages 23,000 tons. Electric lights are extinguished by a clock arrangement. Twenty-five cents a day is good wages for a laborer in China. Tlie New York Central lias increased its capital to (100,000,000. Birmingham, England, manufactures 180.000. 000 of pins weekly. Twelve million fans are exported an nually from Canton, China. The highest price ever paid for silver was (1.21 an ounce, August 19, 1890. 1-ots of land is changing hands now in Franklin county, Kan., at (40 an acre. The sixty-four corn-canning factories in Maine put up 13,101,028 cans last year. Twenty-one thousand persons arc em ployed making pins at Redditcli, En gland. During the last year the imports of woolen goods amounted in value to (35, 792,906. During 1892 there were 1,708 strikes in the State of New Y'ork, involving 25,704 persons. More than five hundred street rail roads are operated by electricity on this Continent. The Bessemer iron miners of Michigan admit the formation of a pool to limit their output. More gold has been obtained from Spanish America than from any other part of the world. A new wire, called the Hungarian, is covered with three coats of thread and two coats of celluloid. From all sections of the Southern cot ton belt come reports of a largely in creased cotton acreage. I here arc quite a number of women in New York who earn their living bv tak ing in "batiy boarders," More than 500,000 lizard skins were shipped to this country last year from the State of Tobosco, Mexico. Die fish hatchery at Selkirk. Canada, which has a capacity of 15,0(10,000 fry, is said to he the largest in Canada. The silver output of Colorado was in creased last year by 3,000,000 ounces in spite of the low price of the metal. There is (12,000,000,000 of life insur ance written in all parts of the world and of this nearly one-half is placed in' this country. Many Americans are investing in tlie coffee lands of Mexico. The crop this year will lie very large, and is selling at (27 per quintal. A controlling interest in the Lake Su perior mine, near Duluth, has been pur chased by thi- Wetmore-Merritt syndi cate for (250,000. The largest order for type since the invention of printing was for 75,000 pounds, given to a New York firm bv the Government Printing Office. It is estimated at Washington that we SOW 54,000.000 bushels of wheat, and cat 300.000. 000 bushels. This approximates 1,vH) 0 ,IKK) bushels a day tor our wants. Twenty thousand tons of matches are exported every year from Norway and Sweden ; this furnishes about one-third of the entire number consumed in Eu rope. Since the Cape diamond-fields were discovered in 1867, 50,000,000 karats of stones valued at (350,000,000 have been exported. These would load up two big coal trains. The largest sheep ranch in the world is in tlie counties of Dimmit and Webb lex. It contains upward of 400,ood acres and yearly pastures from 1,000,000 to 1,800,000 sheop. FOREIGN FLASHES. Prince Roland Bonaparte Will Visit the United States. MANUSCRIPTS OF VICTOR HUGO The Kins of Siam to Make an Inter esting Display tit the World s Fair in Chicago. Universal suffrage in Austria is favored by tlie native Bohemian party. Humor savs another American ( ardi nal will be named at the coining consis tory. The Senatorial elections in Spain have resulted in a sweeping victory for the Monarchists. Russian and Austrian emigrants are prohibited from passing through Prus sian territory. The population of Ireland in 1891, ac cording to revised returns recently is sued, was 4,881,248. Chili and Argentina liave settled their boundary dispute by fixing on the sum mit of the Andes as the boundary line. Minister to Germany William Walter Phelps is to have his portrait painted by Herr Ivoppiiv, the noted German artist. Prince Roland Bonaparte proposes traveling through the United States this year with the object of study and re search. Father Joseau, a Catholic missionary in Corea, was terribly maltreated by a mob recently, tieing beaten into insensi bility. Mine. Navarro (Mary Anderson), who is living at Tunbridge Wells, England, is reported to be writing her reminis cenees. It costs niiout (140 to have a ton of goods transported by carrier from Ma taddi to the Pool in Africa, a distance of 230 miles. It is a fact of curious interest that ir religious France sent the Pope more "Peter's pence"—(450,000—than any other nation. An estimate based on official figures places the receipts of Paris theaters lust year at 22,000,000 francs more than the receipts of 1801. An elevator is living built in the House of Commons, London, so that women need not climb eight flights of stairs to tlie ladies' gallery. Prince Ugo Boneompagni, a high Ro man noble and formerly Clerical mem ber of tlie Roman Municipal Council, is aliout to enter a monastery. The financial situation of Chili has been greatly relieved. The Government will take up the forced loans of Balma ceda, amounting to (9,000,000. The inventory of Victor Hugo's manu scripts lias occupied his literary execu tors eighteen months, and thev have 400.000 papers and notes classified. Last year's profits of tlie Cunard Steamship Company were exceptionally small, because of the low freight rates and the suspension of steerage trade. Monaco is reported as planning to hold a universal exposition next year. Monaco has a territory of eight square miles and a standing army of 120 men. The Russian Government has sus pended the coinage of silver rubles on private account, for the reason that the silver ruble is now cheaper than paper. Challemel-Lacour, tlie newly elected member of the French Academy, has been chosen President of the French Senate. He is a Senator from Bouches du-Khone. The promise made by Mme. Sehlie mann after the death of her distin guished husband in 1890, that the exca vations at Troy would be continued is about to be fulfilled. Tlie eruption of the San Martin vol cano in the Tonalo district, State of Chiapas, Mexico, has created great alarm. The flames at one time shot up 1.000 feet above the crater. Railway extensions are to be built in Upper and Lower Egypt to a cost of £1,250,000. The existing line from ( iliir geh to Keneh will be extended and a narrow-gauge railway built to Luxor. During the past vear, it is calculated, that the vast sum of over (700,000,000 was spent in the lirilisli Isles in alcoholic drinks, and even this is less by some (1, 500.000 than the expenditure of the year previous. In tlie province of Antwerp, Belgium, tlie unofficial referendum has resulted in the approval of manhood suffrage bv 15,754 of tlie 18,701 men who voted. Forty-three per cent of tlie electors went to the polls. A cable to tlie New York Evening Post says: Much damage has been done to crops in almost every part of the United Kingdom by frosts. In some parts of Hungary cereals as well as fruits are wholly destroyed. Tlie King of Siam, at his own expense, has decided to make an interesting dis plav in the Manufactures, Agricultural and Forestry buildings at the World's Fair, and will also erect a royal pavilion of elaborately carved woods. _ Socialist delegates from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Switz erland, France and Italy at a meeting in Brussels have decided that the Interna tional Socialist Congress in Zurich shall begin on August ft and last for one week. Hamburg, which last vear was the stronghold and the chief abiding place of cholera in Europe, is now in such a healthy state that tlie doctors have the blues, and, as a cable dispatch says, " it seems as if the epidemic had cleared out the other maladies." Twenty-six members of the anti-Se mitic party in the German Reichstag are hack of the bill prohibiting Jewish im migration and the naturalization of for eign Jews. Tlie bill is designed to catch votes in the country districts where the Judenhetze spreads like an epidemic. Recent additions to the British Navv have rendered necessary a large increase in the number of men required In 1890-91 there were «8,800 men oil the fleet list. In 1891-92 the number was <1,000, the present year 74,1IK), and for Die coming financial vear provision is asked for 76,700. A Hungarian inventor claims to be able to spin ordinary wood pulp, or ,. e j_ lulose, into yarn, from which all sorts of textile tissues can be made in the ordi näre way, equaling in durability ap pearance and fastness of color the best cotton goods. If his scheme is practi cable, it will revolutionize tlie textile in dustry. I.angtry raced hack to London from tier Mediterranean yachting tour witli the utmost speed when she heard the news ot the death of 'Squire Abingdon Baird, but except to lawyers she has been at home to nobody since. Her bie rostlv mansion in Pent street, Dindon! !s beutle»! tobe in her own name, thouch Abingdon's right to smash the furniture used to be recognized. PORTL AND MA RKET. produce, fruit, rrc. Wh x at-— Valley, (1.12M@1.16; Walla Walla, (1.0601.07,* per cental. Flour —Standard, (3.90; Malla W alla, (3.40; graham, (2.00; superfine, (2.60 per barrel. ■ , , . , Ovrs—choice, 43(346c por bushel ; fair, 40c; rolled, in bags, (6.25^8.50; barrels, (O.50(« 6.75 ; eases, (3.75. Hay —Best, (email@example.com per ton; com mon, (9<310. Millbtuffs —Bran, (16(317; shorts, (19(320; ground barley, (23(«24; chop feed, (18 per ton ; whole fetal, barley, 80 @ 86c per cental; middlings, (23(»24; per ton ; brewing barley, 90 :« 95c per cental; chicken wheat, (i. 10 percental. Butter —Oregon fancy creamery, 27 * (ii. 30c; fancy dairy, 22*t»Ù5c; lair to good, 17*(«20e; common, 12*(«15c per pound: pickle roll butter, 30(336o per roll; California, 40(345e per roll. Cheese — Oregon, U(«13c; Eastern Twins, 15c ; Young America, 16c per pound, Enas—Oregon, 16c per dozen. Poultry—C hickens, mixed coops, (4 («4.60; old hens, (5 35.50; old roosters, (4 « 4.50 per dozen ; dressed chickens, 1ft (« 18c per pound; ducks, (6.50W7.50; geese, (10(«11 per dozen; turkeys, live, 15c; dressed, 17c per pound. Vegetables —Cabbage, (1.50(31.65 per cental ; onions, (1.75« 2.00 per cental; cut onions, 75 « 99c; potatoes, (LOO for Garnet Chilis; (1.25 for Burbanks: now, 5c per pound; Oregon turnips, 75:« 90c per sack; youngcarrotS,76c(3(1.00; sweet potatoes, (2.50(34.00 per cental; cauli flower, 90c per dozen, (2.75 per crate; celery, 90c per dozen ; artichokes, 00c per dozen ; lettuce, 40c i>or dozen ; aspar agus, 11 (316c per pound; parsnips, 85c per sack ; beets, (1.25 per sack ; radishes, 25c per dozen ; green onions, 18c per dozen ; rhubarb, »(« 10c per pound; Or egon, 50c per dozen ; green peas, 10(3 l lc ; spinach, 3*c per pound; cucumbers, (1.76(32.00 per dozen; string beans, 2c per pound. Fruits—S icily lemons, (5 «5.50 per Inix; California new crop, (4.50(35.00 per tx>x ; bananas, (2.50(34.00 per bunch ; oranges, seedlings, (2 «2.75 per tux : na vels, (3.00(33.50; cranberries, (12.50 per barrel; apples, (1.50(32.25 per box. staple groceries. Honey — Choice comb, 15:« 17c per pound ; new Oregon, 16(320c. Salt—L iverpool, 2(H)h, (15.50; 100s, (16.60; 50s, (17.50; stock, (10.50(311.50. Dried Fruits—P etite prunes, 10(312c; silver, ID« 14c; Italian, 12i314c; Ger man, 10(311c; plums, old, 5 «6c: new, 7W9c; apples, 6(3lie; evaporated apri cots, 15 « lftc ; peaches, 12(« 16c ; pears, 7(311c per pound. Rice—I sland, (4.75(35.00 ; Japan, (4.75 per cental. Coffee—C osta Rica, 22e; Kio, 22c; Salvador, 21 *c ; Mocha, 2ft* (« 30c ; Java, 24*(«30c: A «buckle's, Midland, Mo kaska and Lion, 100-pound eases, 25 35-lOOc jier pound; Columbia, same, 24 85-100e. Beans—S mall whites, 3*e; pinks, 3c; bavos, 3*c; butter, 3 3 4 c; lima, 3 3 4 («4e per pound. Syrup—E astern, in barrels, 40(555c; in half-barrels, 42r«57*o; in eases, 35 « 80c per gallon ; (2.25 per keg; California, in barrels, 20(340c per gallon ; (1.75 per keg. Sugar—N et prices: D, 4c; Golden C, 4'4'c; extra C, 4*e; Magnolia A, 4 5 8 r; granulated, 5*c; cube, crushed and powdered, 5 7 a c; confectioners' A, 5*e per pound; maple sugar, 15(3 lftc per pound. Canned Goods—T able fruits, assorted (1.75(32.00; peaches, (1.85'« 2.10; Bart lett pears, (1.75:«2.00; plums, fl.37*@ 1.50; strawberries, (2.25(3 2.45; cherries, (2.25« 2.40; blackberries, (1.85:« 2.(K); raspberries, (2.40; pineapples, (2.25« 2.80; apricots, (1.65(32.00. Pie fruits, assorted, (1.20; peaches, (1.25; plums, (1.10(31.20; blackberries, (1.25(31.40 per dozen. Pie fruits, gallons, assorted, (3.15(33.50 ; peaches, (3.50(34.00; apri cots, (3.50(s4.00; plums, (2.75 33.00; blackberries, (4.25(34.50. Vegetables—C orn, $1.60(31.75; toma- toes, (1.10.« 1.15 ; sugar peas, (1; string beans, 95c per dozen. -Meat—C orned beef, Is, (1.50; 2s, (2.40; chipped, (2.55 «4.00; lunch tongue, Is, :f4 ; 2s, (6.75; deviled ham, (1.75(3(1.85 per dozen. Fish—S ardines, (£s, 75e®(2.25; L'.s, (2.15(34,50; lobsters, (2.30,3 3.50; sal mon, tin 1-lb tails, (1.25 («(1.50; fiats, (1.75; 2-lbs, (2.25(32.50; '..-barrel, (5.50. live and dressed meat. Beef — Prime steers, (3.86(34.25; choice steers, (3.75(34.Oil ; fair to good steers, (3,00(33,50; good to choice cows, (3.15.« 3.75 ; common to medium cows, (2.50(32.75; dressed beef, (0.00(3 7.00, Mutton—C hoice mutton, (4.50 « 4.75; fair to good, (4.00(34.60; dressed, (8.00; lambs, (4.00(34.50; dressed, (7.00(38.00. Hogs—C hoice heavy, (7.00(37.25; me dium, (0.50(38.75; light and feeders, (6.00;« 6.50; dressed, (9.00. Veal—(4.00(37.00. •Smoked Meat and Lard — Hams, large, 17(«17*c per pound; hams, me dium, 17*(«18*c; breakfast bacon, 17 (3 18e; short clear sides, 14*(« 15*c; dry salt sides, 13* (514c ; lard, compound, in tins, 14 L 4C per pound; pure, in tins, 16(317,*e; Oregon lard, ll*(S12*e. HOPS, WOOL AND HIDES. Hops—Q uote 12@10c. Wool—U mpqua valley, 10(317c; fall clip, 13:« 15*c; Willamette valley, 15« 18e, according to quality; Eastern Ore gon, 10@ 16c per pound, according to condition. Hides—D ry hides, selected prime, 0(38r; green, selected, over 55 pounds, 4e; under 55 pounds, 3e; sheep pelts short wool, 30 «50c; medium, 00(«80e; long, 90c@(l,25; shearlings, 10(3 20c; tal low, good to choice, 3(36e per pound. BAGS AND BAGGING. Burlaps, 8-ounce, 40-inch, net cash, (k-; burlaps, 10*-ounee, 40-inch, net cash, 7c; burlaps, 12-ounce, 45-inch, <*c; burlaps, 15-ounce, 60-inch, 11'.,c; burlaps, 20-ounce, 76-inch, 14c; wheat bags, Calcutta, 29x36, spot, 6*c' 2-bushel oat bags, 7c. MISCELLANEOUS. N ails—B ase quotations : Iron, (2.75; steel, (2.75; wire, (2.50 per keg. Iron—B ar, 2 3 4 c per pound; pig-iron, (2.1(325 per ton. Steel—P er pound, 10*e. * *8—L C. charcoal, 14x20, prime qual ity, (8.50(3 9.00 per box ; for crosses, (2 extra per box; I. C. coke plates, 14x2(f pnmc quality, (7.60(38.00 per box ; terne DL' 2(i (14, 1>rim ° I" 11 !**'. (6.88(37.00; Lead—P er pound, 4*e; bar, 6*e. -Naval Stores—O akum, (4.50(«5.00 per hale; resin, (4.80(3 5.00 per 480 Rounds; tar, Stockholm, (13.00; Caro lina, (9.00 per barrel; pitch, (6.00 per barrel; turpentine, 65c per gallon, in ear lots. An Experienced Artist. Star—This is a very good play, but it will have to be revised considerably. Dramatist—Impossible, sir. Star—Oh, it must be. You make the hero appear in every act. That wôn't dm 1 lie hero must be taken out of the hrst act, and also oat of tlie last. Dramatist—What! Open and close the play without the hero? Star—Certainly. You see I am my eu manager, und I shall be busy in the box office during the first act, and 'cry often busy with tlie sheriff during the last act.—New York Weekly. ; FARM AND GARDEN. Many Track Gardeners Have the Simplest Kind of Hotbeds FOB STARTING EARLY PLANTS A Hotbed Should be Placed on the South Side of a Fence or Build, ing—Farm Notes. If one does not have « ' house, he need not on that P anS tl,l|! without early plants, for a W ffiV° houso or an easily constructed hothls will answer the purpose very satisff nlv. Indeed many truck gardener^.i raise a considerable variety of early yi 0 etables never have anything more < J than tlie simplest kind of hotbeds TV early starting of plants in this wav nT sunposes that it was thought of and vHted for before winter set in. R J not be easy 111 most eases to obtain 7 l proper kind of soil or compost » , « season of the year, and if no tmn has been made, tlie plant L.i i' laid aside, unless some one else n, ** provident can supply tlie neccssara*jL A g<KMi light sandy loam—the and lighter the better-makes a 2d enough soil Before using it should* run through a sieve, so as to remove ail stones, lumps and rubbish. A table spoonful of superphosphate to each hall bushel of soil may he added to advan age, and five or six quarts of peat uZ or sphagnum, sueli as nursery men Z for nacknig thoroughly dried and o the half bushel ol soil make an exrel lent material for starting seeds Jf i. , thought too much laiwrtomakehothe<l« boxes about thirty inches ion« twriu inches wide and three inches deep, made of half-inch stud, may tie used In the house. These may lie placed on a flower stand or on the window sill, where they should be so secure that they will not be knocked off. Where a large number of plants is not required, these boxes are all that are necessary, and thev are a' source of pleasure and instruction as well as of mere utility, especially if there are children in the family old enough to observe and assist. A hotbed should if possible, be placed on the south side oi fence or building, where it will be pro . tected trom the severe winds and at the same time receive the full benefit of the sun's rays. There are two ways of mak ing it. One is to place fermenting ma nure on the surface of the ground tak ing care to build it up in an even,'solid mass, with the long and* short manure equally distributed, until it is from two feet to thirty inches high. It should be aliout two feet longer and wider than the frame of the hotbed, as the center will he hotter than tlie outside of the mass. Another method is to dig a pit two feet longer and wider than the frame, fill it with the manure and tread it down evenly and solidly. A convenient size for the saslt is 3x6 feet. The frames should be made of two-inch plank, the back twelve and the front eight inches wide, which allows sufficient slope to carry off water from tlie sash. The sides should, of course, lie planed down to fit the two ends, and the back and front pieces beveled off, so that the sash will tit closely at the ends and sides. A sin gle brace across the middle of the frame, the short way, is enough to make it firm if two-inch lumber is used. The soil may be put into the frame as soon as it is in place. Six or eight inches oi soil is better than a shallower bed, as when once heated through it will retain the heat longer, and the plants will be less likely to burn than if in closer contaet with the hot manure. Seeds should not he sown for at least a week after the beds begin to heat. Meantime the weeds and grass will sprout, and may lie re moved before the seed is put in. A good deal of care and experience, is required to regulate a hotbed. It must be guarded against both heat and cold and overheat ing—the former by covering with (wards or mats at night, the latter by proper ventilation when the sun shines brightly. But it will repay all the trouble it costa if successfully managed. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Try high feeding with old Brindle. There have been some remarkable yields by very common cows. A good horse can no more stand on bad feet than a good house can stand on a bad foundation. Perhaps your old Brindle has never had a full ration in her life. Not that she lias not been experimented with to find out how much she could eat. If you have a cow that always excels tlie others in yield breed her to a pure bred dairy bull, and if she has a heifer calf treat that calf better than you ever treated a calf before. In feeding a cow we must go about it cautiously ; not stuff her with all she can cat the first week, hut train her ap petite and digestion by gradually in creasing tlie amount fed. It is a difficult matter to doctor sick animals. It is comparatively eas.v to keep them well by giving good food, pure water and dean quarters. These matters should have attention. Pound for pound chicken can t* grown cheaper than pork, and who will say the boiled chicken is not more grate ful and healthy than tlie salt pork anu corned beef everlastingly found on tar mers' tables? There are some very prepotent good cows among the scrubs; they transuu their good qualities to their calves ffl spite of the scrub bull by which they arc served. These cows should lie tested tiy high feeding. Farmers desiring to improve the dair) qualities of their cows without décret«« ing size so much as the use of Jen») hulls would should try the Guernsey - The bulls of this breed often exceed 2,000 poundB in weight. Grain may be thrown into a litter of clean straw or hay for the fowls to scratch for it, but no food, hard or s' > should be put where the ground or is dirty, it is not wholesome for tne hens, and may prove detrimental to man beings who may partake ot flesh. Kansas has always prided he"* V! being a great wheat State, hut it 1 ' that her poultry product sells 10 than all her wheat, if. however, thinp go on much longer as at present « . & all self-respecting hons-to sav ««thing of other bipeds—will leave the ■ * How Business Sion Lunrh. Business Man (vainly trying to —At what hour is tills rush over, usual J Restaurant Waiter—Half-past l, sue Business Man—Well, next time Id until half-past 1. , n «f. Restaurant Waitor-Bottnh not, sab, nui fln' left then, sab. -Philadelphia Record.